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Provincial Wihr-ry
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Hockey Club "Dance
New Year's Eve
Many Novelty Dances
Masonic Hall    -     Greenwood
The Oldest Mining Camp Newspaper In British Columbia
Hockey Club Dance
Dance the Old "Year out;
the New Year in
Masonic Hall    -     Greenwood
Vol.   XXXI
No. 21
Mechanical Toys, Dolls, Harmonica Mouth Organs,
Christmas Tree Decorations, Etc.
Inspect our Stock of /
Garry, Kootenay and Regina McClary Ranges^
Agents for the Northern Electric Compajny Radio'Sets
All Kinds.        Come in and here them.
Good Things For Christmas
Mincemeat^ Chrystalized   and   Glace  Cherries,"
Christie's -Slab Cake, and Plum Puddings
A Good Assortment of Candy.
X Chocolates in bulk and fancy packages.
s." '���;���~���~  fcp -. ���',;���..
Jap Oranges, Delicious Apples, New seasons Nuts, Etc.
For Quality and Value Order From Phone 46
Jap Qranges,     Cluster Raisins,
Smyrna Figs,     Xmas Stockings,
Crackers, Nuts and Candy
All In This Week
The Thomas Tailor Shop
Is Again Open For Business
y - ��� yX'-y ������' .Order, a ���
Semi ready Cukom Tailored Suit and Overcoat
V ,. :    Latest Samples/on.Display V   ''_) 'y'-XX-y.
Special attention given to Cleaning,pressing and
V Repairing of J���adiesand^Gents Garments7:d.
7 Out of TownTJYatie. Solicited  7 7 7 7*
CHARLES THOMAS       -  :    Greenwood, B.C.
"X)y' W 7ViCTRpLAS7-v.
'_���'-"- ':.AII.7S.izes,_(Ask.for. Catalogue)' ". '). W.W
7'   KOEUKSf and FILMS.... '-w" xi X'y"
If we "have not the. size you want we wiiLobtain.   (A��K for cataloaue)
Portable Electric Lamps,   ESectrk  Curling  Irons,
FSashlights, Batteries^���lmported Perfumes, French
;  Ivory,  Fountain Pens; Eversharps, Etc.
\     ;.W. 7.V ���; j-;:STATIONERY'".'-. .;...���;. y.x')):'
Grand assortment, of Fancy Stationery.   Natwo alike.   You want to
.}Xx-X }} y ���'       7 see "them.   An1 ideal present.;, ;~,.
W ':'���'��� 'yx}yr������*'��� |7^h0COi^TES\;:"w;-f''.7;"'^'7'y;;
Xmas Boxes of NeilsonV Celebrated CSrocolates rangine in price
X.-'X from 75c to $6.50,  full line of Bulk GoodsV
:��������� -"'Vxx'x-xx'x' .'CMiNA'\rV y.:'v/--;V7.;7:- '.-���',-_;
Beautiful Hand Painted China.   Marl the newest thing In "glassware."
Dolisl      MecfianicaiToys,      Books,      Games.
VEVerythingffqrihe l^G[Qms.y)_y)X'Xy;
Xma$  Cards,     Tags,     Seals,     Tliwels,     Etc.
_- J ;���   At .-. : ~: ���
Goodeve-s Drug Store
Great West Saddlery:
,      Shoes for Xmas
Neck Ties,   Shirts,
Silk Socks
and other lines
Suitable for the occasion
Make your Present worth
It is more appreciated
"W, Elson & Go,
Winter time is most
Dangerous for Fires
A small premium will give you
Protection, on your House .
and Furniture
Real Estate and Insurance
Jiist Arrived
Fancy Xmas Handkerchiefs
Fancy Xmas Napkins
Silk and Wool Hose
Fancy Barrettes
Ladies & Childrens wool gloves
. Ladies and. Girls Rubbers
Xmas Toys
Of All Kinds
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Note Paper
In Xmas Boxes.
Mens Ties 8. Silk Scarfs
Fresh Fancy Boxes -of
���"..: 7 V Chocolates .
Mixed Candies & Nutsv
TA"nd a complete assortment of 7
V ;   Xmas Cards
MciViynn's Sfee
Midway; B.C
Greenwood Theatre
7 Commencing at 8.15  p.m.   .;
A  Yankee Girl Twins   outmatching her wits against the
.Diplomats of Europe V
-   ��� ' - JESSE L. LASKY presesilsi" "....-
Gloria Swanson-"-"-���'-'
- .iu k.Satu Woodr.prod'uclio'si.- -  "������
���- .- 'y   ''���-,, '-' : :By    .7  7 ...       --   . ���-
Monte M..Katierjohra  based on the
Sioryffey Hector Turnbul!
Minister injcharge .'-
Rev. W. R. Walkinshaw. B. A.
-������"    Greenwood
���  Sunday .'.Dec. 21st. .7:'"" -
Grteawood 7.30 p.m.-7
Special Music'by.'..tbe' Choir
' Dr. A. J. Dorman has rented
the McCutcheon house.
John^ Campoliieto returned on
Friday last from Nelson.
Joe Christian, of Kettle Valley
spent a.few days with his family
here this week.
Dr. A. J. Dorman has now
opened a dental parlor in town
and is prepared to do all kinds of
Mass will be celebrated in the
Roman Catholic Church "on Thursday, Dec. 25th (Christmas Day)
at 10.30 a.m.N
The Ledge, will. be published
on Wednesday afternoon next as
the day of publication falls on
Christmas Day.
The Knights "of Pythias will
hold .their Annual Christmas
Tree in tbeir Lodge Room, on
Tuesday. Dec. 23rd.
W. Caldwell and Miss Caldwell, of Kettle Valley, were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jas._Kerr
during the week-end.
."Commencing January next the
Greenwood Theatre will be open
on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays
until further notice.
E. .AV. Thomas arrived from
Armstrong last Thursday to take
charge of the Bank of Commerce
during Wm. Bain's illness. ...
The Grand Forks Hockey team
has received a special invitation
to the Greenwood Hockey Club
Dance on New Year's EJve.
It is estimated that about 8,000
gallons of water is being run
through the- faucets every 24
hours during the cold snap.
Go to Church, Sunday .evening,
7.30 p.m. Special Christmas
.Service in the Presbyterian
Church. Anthems by the choir.
Spend a' pleasant hour. The
Church will be warm and .comfortable.
Public, school closes, on" Friday
Dec 19th for' the Christmas holidays. Entertainments will be
given in Div. II and III. commencing at 9.45 and 10 a.m. Parents and all interested ,are cordially invited.   7 - V-. "   .. ..'������"
. At the last meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of the Greenwood arid District Hospital, a
vote'of .thanks'was passed to Geo.'
H. Gray for donating the proceeds
of.the picture show on Dec. 6-
The net 1 ^proceeds of the.show,
dance, and supper was $68. f 7 . 7 }
'-The ;wliole.country -is ;in '..the
throesof _a_--cold:. snap^jwhichr is
tying up the mails",-telegraph and
telephones. . 'P..;.H. McCurrach,
the-., local 7 weather-man, reported the temperature on Thursday
morning at .31? below ,>_ero. >The
.warmest bn Wednesday".was 13
below. -"-V--W z;} ' 77- VV ' -"
��� .--Word, was'-'received-in. town-this
morning of the sad death, at'Jer-.
se'y;City, 'N.3.} of. Mrs. E ��� S.-Lock-
wood who passed away a few
days, ago;-, of ."���diptheria.;- Mrs.
Lockwood= was 'fthe . daughter - of:
Mrs. J.7P;-: Anderson, of Aaacon:.
da,' and was- well-.knowufa'nd very
popular in this:., vicinity.. She is
survived, by. ih'erf "husband.-.and a
little"daughter about two. years
.old.-" / "V- -'-..-'.-.. --��� '-X'X-' 7
A special-meeting7of the Greenwood Curiing7 Cl^b- will be held
at the Court.House on tbc.even-
ing of Thursday, Dec. . 18t> at S
o-clock.', A'full .attendance.is re^
quested as skips .will be-fappointed
and7.rinkfs.'chpsen for the- season.
All those who are intending.playing and Have.not yet notified tbe
secretary . (PWH. McCurrach)
.shduld.:do so without delay, so
that their names may not.: be left
out of the rinks to be chosen.7.
.Keen interest is being iii'anifest
;"by the ;'pub!ic' in .the splendid
effqrts'-Vof/ the" Hockey,7Club'is
makiag" .towards the success of
.the big'New .Year's"'Dance..to. bj
.held in. the Masonic ;Hall,j,0-reeh-;
wood; on Decf;{ 31st. f-.Besides fthe
covelty';danc"es.7"aQV'er'tised- on the
big. posters :many other events
are contemplated, but are beirg
kept as a ~ surprise. A lar^e
crowd is espected as it will be the.
liveliest and jolliest dance held
io many a "year.    X }-,.      :.'.-���[
Gloria Swanson, the popular
movie actress will be seen at the
Greenwood Theatre on Saturday
Dec. 20 in a thrilling picture entitled "My American Wife,"
Midway Warbles
(By the Warbler)
(Too late for last issue)
Charlie Snyder and family have
moved into town from Bergen.
Eric Erickson was down from
Syacan on business laBfc Saturday.
Mrs. Bjorkman has taken the
posibieu of cook at Frank Chart-
rand's camp at Bergen.
D. McPherson, of McPherson's
Garagp, Grand Forkp, was in town
last Friday looking up old friends.
Although the going was hard
owing to the heavy snow-fall, the
gpnial Mack still wore that
'.'million dollar smile."
A special train left Midway last
Monday morning conveying the
Douks . from Cedar Creek to
Brilliant to watch King Peter
winging his way aloft.
The local ranchers are all busy
afe present hauling fire wood' to
town. The season is right and the
demand is good and there is no
kick coming on the price.
Shorty Green has lumbago. Lue
Salter advised him to go on a diet
of "Cod fi-ih" and potatoes for six
months. Lue claims that Nova
Scotiau's never have lumbago.
A large crowd was in attendance
at the "Carcl Party" last Friday
evening. Thomas A. Clark won
the gents priza, and Miss Nora
Jackson and Mrs. O. Johnson were
tied for the ladies prize. The collection was in aid of the Boy
Scouts to purchase uniforms. The
gentlemen dug down" deep in their
"jeen's" and the ladies came
through in great style with-., the
Mre. Hawkes has been busy during the week collecting for a
Christmas Tree for the kiddies.
We appreciate Mrs. Hawkep efforts
and hope she will meet with liberal
support. "Dig up boys" we were,
all kids sometime. If yonhavn'fea
few nickles or dimes in your pocket,
tea? up.the carpet, perhaps a few
may'have rolled under during the
past 50 years; if nothing there tear
the paper off the wall, there might
be a dollar bill. lying dormant.
Never mind whaj. your wife says,
she won't kick.. /If she does, buy
her a new hat. "
1 His-Honor Judge, J. R. Brown
held , a7.sitting" of the. County
Court on. Tuesday.    There  were
.otily.ftw.o, cases ��� and; these.'were
postponed until January ,27th. at
10.a.m.---���-V    -v" .' V.7.. VW..V   .
Kettle Valley Notes
Miss Haynes has returned
home from Vancouver J_o spend
Capt.. and. Mrs. Davies are
spending a few days at Grand
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Roylance
are spending Christmas with
Mrs. A. Tanner.
On Sunday the 21st at 11 a.m.
will be held the Christmas
Service at the Anglican Church.
_ A meeting of the Womens
Auxiliary was held at Mrs. F. E.
Glossop's on Dec. 3rd, eight
members being present. The
annual meeting will be held at
Mrs. Shillcock's oh January 7tb,
The Kettle Valley annual
Xmas Tree will be held in the
School House on Friday, Dec.
19th at 4 -o'clock.' The ladies,
who are looking after the ,tea,
would be obliged if ladies would
each bring a cake.
D. McPherson
Liberal Candidate
A very well attended Liberal
Convention was held in Grand
Forks last Tuesday night when
delegates from all the polling
divisions in the Grand Forks-'
Greenwood riding were present.
It was a most amiable and en-,
thusiastic meeting. O. "Wheeler,
of Rock Creek was in the chair
and J. A, McCallum, secretary. D.
McPherson was made the unanimous choice. Speeches were
made by E. C. Henniger and D.
List of Hospital Subscribers
The Board of Managers rery
thankfully1 acknowledge receipt
of the following subscriptions.
Anyone wishing to subscribe,
kindly call at the office, or mail,
of Chas. King, Sec.-Treas,, when'
receipts will be given and
amounts acknowledged in. the
current issue, of The Ledge.
Previously acknowledged..V."'... "|658.8o -
Beaverdell    District   per   F.   F.
JKetchuni      31.00
Rock" Creek   Women's  Institute
per Mrs.-James Lindsay.,.     22.00
"Laffalot Girls Club".........    100.00
Mrs. C.J. Leggatt       s.oo
James Atwood,....,,.....-...'.. ;.,   .   5.00
'.   ���'���      ~ W"-    - Total       $821.80
Furniture and Supplies previously
}-���    acknowledged , $435-75
R.- Forshaw. 2 cords wood  ,     rs.oo'
R. Forshaw, 2 boxesapples     - 3.00 '
Messrs. Floyd Bros., 1100 lbs "beef    10.00 '
To The -Electors; Of The   w 7 V - w y-:'-' -���--���-��� ������
"���}XV Grand7 ForkSrCreeriwoqtf Ridirfg.
Having been nominated as'- Liberal .Candidate  to7 contest this
Rkiih{j:in the forthcoming By-Election,'I desire to. make- known to'
������the-public', so far as it.'may be possible in this manner,-.my attitude'in .
-:  regard-.ro certain important.matters which are undoubtedly' of interest-
to the people, generally;    '.' ."'-.-.-.   '���    - Vv' ���'���.      '���' ..-'-���-���..-:-���W- -;
.     "... First of al$ I am not iii favour of holding the- By-Election -dunng.--
the.severe:Winter.weather.  Elections being a necessary evil, it seems .
. but.right and reasonable'that they be held at such .times  as -best"suit;
the. convenience and "comfort- of thef electors.1   It is also, likely that an\
- opportunity will be given for a. revision .of the "Voters' List, which71
vthink will be appreciated by all concerned. - 7. -\     ������_,.���.      ~   '.-
The condition of the roads and the weather at this season of the-
. year, coupled with my desire to avoid unnecessary7 annoyance  to the,
���  Electors during the Holiday season/ renders: it - impractical-: forme to.
. make personal rcalls upon you in any-general sense for the time beine:- -:
-I  am,   therefore, taking this means of seeking the,..support of the;,
people arid of assurine; you that, as Government' Candidate^  I intend"
'. to-outline to you a' business-like proigrarrime -that" will;""be- worthy  of;
your consideration, and ' approval. . So  far as I  am concerned this
election is going to be- a business affair and- not an occasion > for mud- ���
_f slinging or uncomplimentary insinuations or any kind whatsoever.
.7 The industrial conditions in our District, while  somewhat i.m-
; proved, are not all that could be desired.. . I firmly, believe that Ifshall
find it possible, by co-operation with the ' Provincial. Departments  of
. Mines,- Pub!ic: Works  and! Lands, to:assisit in the'elimination  of
unemployment and the  extension of "some  measure.of. relief;to the,
farmers, while at the.same time securing for.the District, some, much .
-:j.needed.public .improvements.    .1   shall  hot,  however, -?t  any time"
-". favour the" expenditure bf public money'without, fiecessity. or for any.
project  or  purpose  that cannot be  defended .upon  s6und   business
principles.    My attitude iri connection with all such  .mattersfwill.be-
made known to you, withou't-any hedging, in'ample time to meet,all;
reasonable requirements, and I feel that my'trai.ning' and  experience, ;
iri rhe black shirt as well as in the white collar, fit me, in some degree
at least, to deal therewith in a sensible and practical manner,   7    o -.-,
" Yours very triily, ' V   V :
Grand Forks, B.C., '7   ':
^"7 7Dec.:17th, 1924."' . THE   JLEDUE,   CKREENWOOD,   31 &
Prospects Are Bright
As thc year draws to a close, ami annual statements and reports of all
���kinds .-.ie in four.se of preparation, it is beginning to be understood that conditions throughout Canada havo git-atly Improved during the twelve mouth,
and I'uriln-r that till present indication:; point to this general betterment being
maintained and increased during 1B25.
I'robabiy tho most important factor leading to this improvement, are tli.-*
liigher prices now prevailing for grain, and which are on a much higher level
-than a year ago. White the aggregate yield is considerably smaller titan last
year, the value of tlie !!)���__ i crop i.s estimated to be approximately f 100.000,000
greater, aud the cost of liarvo.--t.iug.- threshing aud marketing has been lower:
The net result is a substantial increase in the amount of money realized by
the farmers, although, unfortunately. It ia not as evenly distributed through
till dis'rifts of the West as. might be- desired.
The effect, however, L< seen in a marked reduction iu old outstanding
liabilities. Scores of .municipalities are reponlng the wiping off of long
overdue fax arrears and the cleaning up of the municipal balance sheet.
Bank*, mortgage anil loan companies report the name good news, namely,
the wiping out of old debts. Slowly, perhaps, but surely, all thU money
finds It.s way back into it_.v031.meiu and productive channels. Capital in never
allowed to long remain, idle, but is put to work again as quickly as possible,
aad all the more rapidly when there is a general renewal of confidence and
a feeling of hopefulness throughout tiie country.
Keeent reports of trade activities reveal larger sales iu many retail-lines,
showing lhat. in addition to liquidating old indebtedness, farmers tire finding,
themselves in a position to now make purchases of needed articles, but which
they had to struggle along wlihouL during tho past few year.*. As p.ceumu-
lated stocks of goods held by merchants aro thus disposed of, aud replenish;
ment becomes necessary, a revival in industry will follow and unemployment
decrease. .Such a development is anticipated iu all quarters during the coming year.
Further evidence of the general improvement taking place throughout
Canada is found in the repot t.s of the 'Department of Trade and Commerce.
These reveal a steady increase in the volume and value of exports of Canadian products over imports from other countries. The adverse balance of
trade of a few years ago has been overcome until now Canada's exports exceed its imports by over $200,000,000. In other words, Canadians sold over
$100,000,000 more of products to other countries this, year than one year
ago aud bought nearly 5100,000,000 less.
Slowly but surely conditions are becoming more settled Im Europe and
throughout the wprld, and, as has all along been contended in the articles appearing in this column, it is ouly through n 'restoration of tho buying power
���of foreigu countries impoverished by the war, and a consequent demand for
those products which Canada cau supply on a largo scale, and for wliich we
must have foreign export markets, that prosperity can be established in this
Dominion. Canada produces far more than it can itself consume, and if
foreign markets are unable to absorb and pay good prices for our surplus
there must inevitably be-stagnation and depression here.
II is especially gratifying, therefore, to: learn that during the year Canada's exports to China virtually doubled; to Germany they nearly double; to
Japan they increased by ��9,000,000; while to all parts-of tho British Kmpire
they Increased by over $32,000,000 and by over $7,000,000 to the United States.
On the other hand,'Canada bought 586,000,000 less from the United Status,
thus Improving onr trade balance with our neighbors to the south to tho extent of j59:i.OOO.OOu Id one year.
Those most con versa ut with iislernaiional trade aud commerce.and who
aro. well informed on the. trend of. conditions the', world over, hold the View
. .that'this-: betterment during; the hater half.of 1934.will continue.well into the
new yi.-._r..at_d that,..as. a result,. tlT.7oui.look is''mo?L-promising, for fa eontlnu-
diice 6:'-good."prices,- increased industrial "and" commercial'activity/^and.-af con-
." sequent" less'eniug .of-uhemploymen..  --.-.���-"-_     .'��� .',. ; 7 7- ,.'. .   '���.}  ���'���'-   -Xy "������ --.   - "
-:"    - A', geni-ra 1 agricultural.���'��� commercial- aiid- industrial betterment is .bound
/'���to havo.'a beneficial-effect on the building, trades'," a.nd fore'casi___appearing-in
���   trade..journals throughout,tlio.country:arc-'favorable to a heavier building pro-
. grammv-tlian" for.some'years past./.-   ..[":���������    ��� .''  -V  ������'��� '-'���    -;���_..������:  . V ���---
7   . -"From .a', pu re) y . Canadian fstand point. 7 and   especially   from'.a  Western
7 stand point-, "add Uqn.iKenc.ouragemeuf'- is to lie- found -Infthe -fact" 'that in-falt
l> e a it t Iful home
dyeing and tinting Is
guaranteed with Diamond Dyes. Just
dip in cold water to
Unt soft, delicate
shades, or boil to
dyo rich, permanent
colors. Each 15-
cent package contains directions so
simple any woman
can dye 01 tint lingerie, silks, ribbons, skirts, waists, dresses, coats,
stockings, sweaters, draperies, coverings, hangings, everything new.
Buy "Diamond Byes"���no-other kind
���anil tell your druggist whether the
material you wish to color li wool or
_ silk, or whether it. is linen, cotton, or
mixed goods.
Credit   For   German   Railways
New York Syndicate Loaning Privately-Managed Roads $10,000,000
' German railways, state-owued but
under the Dawes plan., privately-managed, are to get $10,000,000 credit from
11 New York banking syndicate and
$5,000,000 in London. It is another
evidence that, under the new regime.
Germany.can be financed on' sound
The German state railways comprise
what is probably the largest system
ln the world, with 33,000 miles of lino.
Like nearly all state-owned railways,
rolling stock is new (public railway
officials.appear to buy locomotives by
the gross), and of modern types. The
total capitalization of the railways Is
about $5,500,000,000. Thc lines are
estimated to be worth in, excess of
?6.000.000,000. So there is ample security for tho credit so long as the
Dawes plan prevents further political
troubles.���Buffalo Express.   ���
Safety  At Rail Crossings
A Good Rule For the Safety of
When approaching a grade crossing
bring the automobile to a stop,'then
look in both directions,, listening latently for the sound of an approaching
train. If you have made sure tliere
is do ��� train approaching from either
direction, proceed to cross the track���
in Tow or second gear is the best way.
To Home people this instruction may
seem absurd, but it may be said the
9,000 persona who have lost their lives
at grade crossings did not stop-to ascertain whether or not a train waa approaching before proceeding to cross
the tracks.
Japan Unduly Agitated
c "W     ' ��� _____: _,
Visit-of U.S. Fleet to Australia
Cause for Alarm
Commenting on the agitation iii
Tokio over the visit ov the United
States .battle licet to Australia, the
Melbourne Argus says Japan has no
more ground for objection- than the
United States would have in tho case
01a. Japanese fleet going to Mol-
��� Thef UnLitsd States, usit will be regarded by p-ople of average perception
rntiter aa a guarantee of peace than a
menace of war. the paper adds aud the
'ilest is sure of a cordial welcome.
Sweden Establishes
Freight Air Service
Goods Delivered 240 Miles Distant In
Three Hours
A regular commercial express aud
freight service by air to neighboring
countries is the latest development-in
the use of airplanes. The freight service has actually.started over the Hue
between Stockholm and Helsingfors.
Finland, and thus augments the air
traflic between those two countries',
which has hitherto been limited to
passengers and mails. The distance
t'o Helsingfors is about 240 miles
across the. Baltic Sea, a good day's
run for a small steamer:' The peculiar utility of air shipping was demonstrated by the fact that the' first cargo
carried half a ton of medical .supplies
which were delivered in Helsingfors
three hours after being taken' on
board. ..-'-������     """ .
Annual Meeting of Bank of Montreal
The 107th annual general meeting of
the shareholders of the Bank of Montreal was marked by interesting addresses by Sir Vincent Meredith, President, and Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor, ��� General t\Ianager.    '
The President declared tharhe was
satisfied-"tha.t a gradual improvement
in the trade' situation is occurring.
Statistical returns support this view,
and- while there is irregularity in the
movement, in the main the trend "is
upward." After pointing out the
gratifying growth- of a favorable balance of trade, the President declared
that ho regarded this.increase in Canada's foreign trade credit as "an augury of a not, distant improvement in
domestic business."
The President concluded his-nddress
with tho following expression, of confidence: "
."My last word ls a word of confidence and encouragemehf. The interests of your Bank aro more closely
bound up with thoso of Canada than
ever before nnd unless Canada prospers, the Bank cannot expect the prosperity It should enjoy. I believe Canada will prosper. It offers inducements to immigrants vastly superior
to those of other countries which are
at present endeavoring to attract citizens. It atands third amongst' the
countries of the world in natural resources.
"Yet cardinal virtues must be practised and I would again stress the necessity for hard work and economy, so
often preached and seldom put into
practice, and the need for immigration.
Given these three things, I.look for
ward with the utmost  confidence to
Canada's future."
Much to be. Thankful For
Sir Frederick WHUams.-Taylor, the
General Manager, in l_i3 address to the
shareholders, said in part:  .
"First arid foremost I would say thai,
there must be an end to the present
apathy about public affairs.     In my
opinion, those who will not go to tho'
trouble to register their vote In muni- -
cipal.  provincial,   and-federal   affairs '
should be penalized In some form fof
their indifference.
"We all know that apart from tlni
cost and effects of "the war Canada's
troubles are the accumulated result of
what may be termed iu mild and torn
perate language Imprudence in affairs:
"Good government is n hard problem In. any country. No government
con move faster In those matters than
public opinion will permit, and upon
tlio people lies the responsibility of
voting for economy.
"We, in. Canada; havo ranch-to bo
thankful for. If this wero-a poor country our case would bo a bad one, but'
we havo riches In our forests, our
fields, our fisheries, and ln our minerals, also ln our mighty water powers,
and in the industry and ambition of
our people. o
"If Cauadii were a privato business
enterprise the situation would present
no great difficulty, for we are solvent,
with wealth vastly In excess of our
liabilities; and a way would be found
by following the obvious course of-cut-
tiug down our overhead and, like a
sane, capable, and industrious peoplo,
putting our houso In order."
Seed Oats
y An excellent protection against
worms can bq got iu _Utiler's'Worm
-.Powders.      Tliey render the stomach
quartern, n is-atniclpaiudthat 302._. will prove to.be a record, year in imraiL,... , . ,    .. .      .,        .,
.-.,,. .  ��� .'--��� .    -,- ,  .-   : -���"���    .' -���_   ������  ,  ..     7,7        :-   ���-���:��� '-. .   .   -.-and intestines untenable to them. Ilie}
tion'to this ' country; ��� '.And let it. .be, remembered that, the most prosperous^ ^.^ ,^1��,  Mll.f{i(.os  tjmt  |iave become
era in' Canada \-v history/was during-those years wlu-n-immigration; was "in fullj ibflamwl by  the attacks of the para-
It ido'���towards Canada's, shores.. 7 ���'-'"; 7 -XX V '   '������_   V "" -.. W ��� - ..     W.V" I sites ami serve to restore the strength
-ff Let;'Canadians continue.to bang .oh and'..work- unremittingiy/flu'ring-Tho
of.the child that has been undermined
ne-v't'lfew .Vara,".as' tliey .hafve .done for the past low-, years in the-face."of many
"difliculfies and-discouragements, and thoy'..will "reap.'thef reward-"of the -bettor;
times-which are undoubtedly ahead:"'     : -'   '-"..   7* <       - -. '".'.   ---.--.
1 by.the'draughts that the worms-have
Taxicabs Astonish  Priests
La ma's"
Seeds Sprout After 100 Years
Michigan ..-Agricultural  College   Hopes
', to .Mature..Water LilvJpWus';'
Two".;century-old   "water.lily .seeds
".have   sprout'.'d 'at -JllchSgaii'Agrlcul
-From - Tibet    Impressed
'. ���-'.-'    -V Number In., London.-..    "'-.
V When "seven Lamas arrived in'Loti-
don from-.Tibet- the\^e:xclaimed'-simu!-    _.. ,_ _   _     ....         	
-:'ia.teou:.)v  an-h rapturbuilv: .-Dlie- ing'tural' College; .to.-e'staWish a- world's i f^*��� a��� Aylae oMumger, half her
^ungba^iaN'Vf.This.^aslnot, prie3U^;rocpr^frf.y^e,..lengtli7;k7lhHe;thalJV^^ are   ^"lou^shop-.and  her
'tnadcWnpon It, and that their operation
is 'altogether health-giving.
Nationalized Russia
In   Deplorable   State
BoMievist Rule
-After sp-ve.i years of nationaU/atioii,
liiissian ha sa deficit of 100,000,000 roubles, on a reduced budget, her school
Dominion Seed Branch Would Like to
Hear From.Farmers
The Dominlou send branch propose
listing tho names of those holding a
surplus of seed oats, new or old crop.
This will indicate the number of bushels,-seed grade and price f.o.b. owner's
station. Farmers and dealers who
havo already had their seed graded
and others who intend to send samples for grade certificate should notify the seed branch at once as to quantity, PUgf. t>tc. These lists will go
to post offices and stations in districts
suffering shoitago of seed ami "are intended particularly as a service to
farmer', whose crop* suffered drought
or frost damage. The seed branch
hope to hear from those who' effect
sales in thij way so that the list mny
be revised'periodically.
Success With Alfalfa
By   Jas.   D.   McGregor,   Glencarnock
Stock Farms,  Brandon,  Manitoba
Part 2���Continued ���
Crossword Puzzle By Radio
Sent-By Daily News From London to
New York
"Just to further distract the puzzlo-
Wheu seeding alfalfa use only Grimm j wracked brains of tho American pub-
and Baltic se.ed.     This seed can be, lie, the London Dally News has sent
procured  in  Western    Canada,    and \ by photo-radiogram a crossword puz-
���Tibfttan-" for'J seeds of ihis class. Haye lain and. still i
are reduced to 40
per cent
All this
incantation,'.bur "mer-jly
vSo ��� tliis   is-  London:"-     The   seven" possess life, Dr. Ef a7'flensfeh-lioa.d'of! 0|7tlleir  i11*0""*"01'
Lttmasrate said to-be .the'first.Tibetan j the-M. A.:JC. botany/dopartbent.'.-saM;.! ^�� Ioiow "n tho Jlut])orit>' of ^ TW:
priests- to'.vl.-di  Europe. ....  According^T-he seeds, wove obtained'front a-Mari-
to "tiieii- interpreter, 'the "priests -were; cl3urlan.peat.-bed. fit-is hoped.to plai.:e
impressed most '.by. the multitude ot'the mature" plants.- of .the fwater lily
taxicabs. - v hich': they .declared --'to;- be. in the 'famous" botanical gardens."6C tlie
the. most wonderful,things they have
fseoh  in -their'.travels." ���'c The.nioiias:.
tery oCthese Lama3 ik on the" slope ot.
TMount" Kverestf"- .-   '���   >'-.;-"-'  --;--;--
���';.[,._��� ' y- -.-.City Is Washed ���'
,-, .An earth ".'iromorf.in Johannosburg
upset a big-vat in a.soap factory'7 ,"'.'-
- The,.'factory was' flooded'toa depth,
.of three feet with boiling.soap,fwhich
. ran down suburban streets .".for' three-;
Quarters of a mile..',. 7���W ..,_-.. ���{,"- ~
I5et.w;eon 50.0 and. 1,000 1epersare.be-
Jleveil  to bo-at:larKef''in'"-the .ffnlted
-Suites."   '..' /- W,- : ���;'.-.  '-[-- W ff .
college;' -
"-:.'���'--:- ; Thlifis tact ���} ..'-���'���������. ������
��� :A3bort.-r.,Faf.her,7whatis tactf? ���' ,-.'
- Father.���Tact,' niy son,-is what, pre*
vents a gray-haired man with fa. wrhv-'
kled face i'rom "'reminding a youthful-
looking- woman with' the- complexlou
'of-- a rose that ihey were "boy -"and-girl
together.-^���Edinburgh 'Scotsman.   ���,
off.'" Lenin's successor, who told it to
his- Coinmuujst conference last Maj.
���Londo1! Times.
For Strains and  Bruises.���There i-<
nothing better for   sprains   and   con-
i fusions tiian l)r. Thomas' Rclectrlc Oil.
j .It  will  reduce  the swelling that  fol-
|-lows-a sprain, will cool the inflamed
i flesh    and    draw    the pain.      It will
j take.' the   ache   out   of a bruise by
[counteracting  tho  Inflammation.      A
trial wil' convince any who doubt Us
Salaries Fixed For _.
Reparation Officials
Agent-General Under Dawes'- Plan
Receives ��47,500 Annually
Seymour Parker Gilbert, as ageut-
gcneral f'or.ieparation payments under
the Dawes" plan, will get tx aslary ol
190,000 gotd_ marks_annually, or about
$47,500, under the scale of pay for the
various D.iwes' plan officials appro\-
ed by the reparation commission November 2S.
The. other salaries    are:    Railroad
commissioner.    103,000   gok!   marks;
bank commissioner, 95,090;, oritur commissioners, 8'J,000 gold marks.
-Tho various" trustees will get 75,000
while more expensive than the other
varieties, is tho cheapest in tho end.
We have tried the other varieties and
always found that they winter-killed
alter tho first or second year.
lie sure to inoculate the seed. This
is important. Alfalfa culture for inoculation can be procured from tho
Manitoba Agricultural College ^Bacteriology Department)" at a very small
cost and is absolutely necessary for
a good stand. Do not attempt to grow
alfalfa either on slough or land where
water frequently lies for considerable
timc "as it will partially, if not -wholly,��
bo killed out after the water disappears.
Alfalfa will grow well on sands,
loams or clay.
It Ii more a Ciue.stiou of cultivation
tahn soil, as land must bo thoroughly
worked up, giving it u final weed-killing, harrowing right be��pre seeding.
Generally, wheat land will make excellent au'alfa. soil, unlewn it happens
to be underlaid with hard pan.
^Summerfallow is the ideal laud, or
land on which cultivated, plowed or
hoed crops lun-e been grown.
Alfalfa may be seeded as'early.as
the small grains..with very little dan-"
ger of damage or frost.'-
Karly spring -seeding has lho advantage of getting such a start as to
better hold its own against weeds,
and is certain to become well established bol'oie winter..
There- is no fixed tiiuo at. which it
zle direct from London to New York.
Tho diagram only was transmitted
by photo-radiogram, while tho numbers and synonyms, camo by regular
radiogram. The solution of tho British baffler was transmitted later.
The Sad Condition of a Brandon Lady...
���How Relief Came
"I owe my present good health to
Dr. Williams' Pink rills." says Mrs.
Annie Treheme, Brandon, Man., who
tells of her new found health as follows:���"Some years ago I had an attack of pneumonia and it left me In a
terribly weakened and run-down state.
I was unable to walk for a long time
as I had practically lost the use of mv
legs, and had to be carried upstairs,
for I had not the strength to go myself. I became despondent over my
condition i'or I had tried many remedies, which failed to help me. While
in this wretched condition a ladv
friend urged me to give Dr. Williams*
Pink Pills a trial and I procured a
supplyv After taking the pills for a
while I could see that I was growing
stronger, and I gladly continued their
use until I had fully regained my old-
time health and strength. Now if I
feel at all run-down at anv time, 1 at
once take Dr. Williams' "pink Pills,
and they never fail me. I can therefore warmly recommend them to
others who may bo run-down."
Thero is no better tonic than Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills  to improve  tho
( blood and bring  back strength after
i acute diseases such as fevers, pneu-
I mouia, influenza, etc..    Given a fair
trial they will ' not disappoint vou.
may bo said nlfalfa should be seed-j You can get the pills from your di-ug-
ciLJiut it is probable that better re-[gist, or they will be sent by mail at
Arabian woinpn-go-to war,with their
men, -but they' do not fight and are hot
permitted fa-share ""'in ��� tho- plunder.
Neither may tliey .be" slain except by
Occident..'-:-"-���_ -f;    ���-. W"    ���',-."   ���-"'.'
MOTHER:-   Fletcher's
Castoria is especially prepared to relieve Infants in
arms, and Children- all ages of
Constipation,  Flatulency,. Wind
Colic' :and-- Diarrhea; allaying ;������ ��� ,~, ,���-= ..; xy y :. xyyX}X}
Feverishness arising therefrom, and, by regulating.the Stomach..
and Bowels,- aids the assimilation of Food; giving natural' sleep..
���To avoid imitations, always look for the signature of
'ftbsotoely. Harmlesg-No Opiates.    Physicians .werpthw.recommend rt.
suits will be obtained by "seeding ear ly,"
before weeds have started, or by giving the.hmd one or more cultivations
before seeding.
It is not- advi.��abk" to seed the alfalfa unless the soil contains sufficient
moisture to insuro prompt germination. The seed is much bettor off
in tho sack <han in dry soil.
gold marks each.     The members ofl    AlfaIi'a CIUI eIther" be sown, alone or
the transfer committee, who meet mice  wlth a nUl"Sb CTOp' ' Any of the smiUI
grains may be used satisfactory as a
SO cents-a-bojr by-The Dr.'"WilIiaui3"
Medicine  Co.,  Brockville,  Ont.
a month, are given tS.'-'GO gold merits
each and expensed.
Coolidge Sticks to Former PoJicy
No'  Membership   U\   League   a^d   Mo
.';-      Cancellation of Debt*
President Coolidge, in IiIp annual'
message to Congress, advised United
States adherence to tho world court of
ihternational   Justice;    declared    the COO pneumonia eases, with no deaths
New Remedy For Pneumonia
Alleged Cure Will Be> "Demonstrated
By Paris Doctor
Dr. D. 13. O't-rln is in New Vork to"
demonstrate under tho auspices of
Xew York State physicians' organisations a method by which he sayn he
lias brought about euros in more than
United States was not disposed to Join
tlie. League of Nations, aud repeated
Iiis. declaration that' the United States
:was' opposed, to any cancellation of
debts due by foreign governments..
��� Scientists Going Around World
A"- seagoing vessel, equipped with
scientific instruments and paraphernalia, i.~ to he built for the German
Society for._the Knowledge-of Foreign
Countries.;-\ German scientists' 'and
scholars will rr.ake the ship tln-ir
home,- travel around the' world, and
perforin research work.
to mar thw record.
1 Uf. also intends to demonstrate a
method of treating pernicious anaemia without blood transfusions. Tho
tests, to be conducted in tho hospitals
of Xow Vork, will occupy four months.
Dr. Ger in was born of French parents
in Nashua, -N.ll., in .1!_67. For some
year-, he w.is a leader in tlie French
colony of San Francisco.
Telephone calls aro numbered as
thej- reach the exchanges in France.
If a-subscriber lose;* his teriiper and
rattles the.receiver-hook, his turn ls
placed at the end of the list.
-".Egypt's largest pyramid,. that' of
Cheops of tbe Ziezh group,' contains
89,000,000 cubic feet of masonry, and
the total weight of the stonea lias been
estimated at more than 6,000,000 tons.
MSttard's L"mim��nt fer CoSd��
Extending Northern Railway
Another chapter was written in the
history of railway development in the
north, when the ftrst train to pass over
the E. D. and B. C. extension from
Berwyn to Whitelaw, mado Its initial
trip. A twice weekiy service, will
from henceforth bc in operation over
this branch, serving the needs of districts beyond the town of I'erwyu.
Profit on P^Sanitoba Telephones
For the fiscal year ended November
SO thc Manitoba telephone ays torn
shows a _net profit of approximately
130,000. Tn 1S21 this public Utility
showed % deflclt of ISSI.S05.
nurse crop, but Marquis .wheat has
given ���us the best results as it grows
less foliage and Is leas likely to lodge
than any of the other grains.     Being
Launch  Motor-Driven  Liner.
Gripsholm, Swedish Ship, First Of It*
Kind in Service
iThe'GilpshoIm,' the first motor-driven trans-Atlantic liner, has been successfully launched at the yards of Sir
W. G. Armstrong, \Vhltworth- & Co.,
Ltd.,* Kewcastlo-on-Tyno.
.Designers of the netv vessel had fhe
unique    opportunity    of alterlug the-
lines of the ocean liner radically by"'
eliminating the funnels, which art< not
essential on a motor driven sliip.   Tha
early, it gives   tho alfalfa-a  longer Grlp��.,lolmr hoKe7Cr. has been equlp-
timo. to grow before frost after" tho
wheat is harvested. One-fourth" to
one-half les? seed should be sown as
a nurse crop. We havo had th�� best
results, however, by preparing the
land carefully, manuring and sowing
the alfalfa alone.
(To be continued)
.'Australia Is Aoalfat Treaty.
Prcniif.r Bruce, of Australia, referring to. the new commercial treaty between-Great Britain and Germany, in
a speech at Melbourne, said that even
if the. Commonwealth Government
favored entering Into a commercial
treaty "with Germany, the necessary
legislation would have no chance ot
being passed by the Australian*Parlia-
Both Work and Play
Princeton University 'jirofessora
sec in the. crossword piuzle a powerful aid to college effort. This is
merely a verification of an old theory*
namely, that in order to-make work
attractive it must be made parr play.���
Detroit'Free Press.
ped with two stacks, one of whicbr
���will be U3ed for the exhaust of engines
and ventilation and tho other for tha
elevator machinery.
Many people are almost crippled
with coraf". Hut It Is needless suffering wliich can bo speedily ended
with Holloway'a Corn Remover.
- Santa Cruz island, oao or the Santa
Barbara channel group, is denied the
possesion of a school district, becauss
there are no children on the island,
which supports immense flocks ot
sheep and goats,   ���
Tbe Mittus, an agricultural tribe
living on the upper Kile, are the most
musical ol savage races. _. .
Keep Minard'fe Unlment in the Howss
"W.   N.   TJ.   15S5
Ther�� I* a daaSer hantfHiag Newcastle east
fit liver/ town In Wearta** CaR*4au M��8
lor SsSm. u
&/i& standard   $
for over sqjrears  (
Fears Revolt of Red Army
Soviets-.Now Trying to Force Assistance From  French Government
The immediato fear of the Soviet
leaders is that -ihe.'lted army will revolt.if not paid, and    fed.     The-  last
thing the}' worry    about    is    buying
'food, for the 10.000,000 to-20.000,000 in
.the  Volga '.��� and  Caucasus now'facing
i famine. .    - 7
���!-���' An attempt to force"Great Britain
;"intq givingltus.sia a loan by intensify-..
: ing tln> revolutionary propaganda ln
, India and Egypt and Mesopotamia
I was thwarted by the -.English,   clec-
'���DECEMBER 2:1
Golden Text: For God so loved the
world, that. Ho gave His only begot-
��� ten. Son, that .whosoever, believeth on
him should .not perish, but have eternal.life.    John 3.16.
'Lesson: John l.H-18; 3.16-21.
'Devotional Reading: John 1.1-9.
The   Text   Explained   and   Illumined
The Fact of the Incarnation, 1.14.
in relation-to man;-tho self-commun
iciiting God.     John uses the ..term to
designate Jesus Christ   as   expressing
Approximately 1,000 candidates contested for li-ss than,50 seats iir the
Reichstag, in the recent election.
Tlie estate of Sir Alfred A. Smithers,
former chairman of tho Grand Trunk
Railway, who died August 22 last, has
been probated at ��40,000.
'Die.executive council of the _f.ritj.-di
Empire Inhibition' unanimously ajv-
proved of the decision to continue the
exhibition Jn 1925.
Two air force-oilicers were sentenc-
cd to death and shot for remaining inactive during the Communist outbreak
at Reval, 1'sthoniJ.
Anton Flettnor. creator of the sail-
less   wlnd-prcpelh'il   "Rotor"   ship,   is
j.tions.     Tho Soviet relations wiih lraly'."T.Z_ the beginning was the Word, and
fare a farce.     The only other country  the Word was with God, and the Word
rich enough to give the Soviets.credits' w,as God, thus tho Fourth Gospel be-
u'Vr������ isms.' f Aud the Word -became flesh
'-������ ,   -��� tho fourteenth verse states.   -Logos,
lrom thc. Constantinople area, thej WOnl. was a familiar and significant
communist Internationale sent  Vlad-   term    both    in    Jewish nnd'Gentilo
imlr Kolomitaeff.   skilled .-propaganda j ^��"i>j^-     It nieant the Eternal God
��� '.director,   and-. .100 ordinary agitators
���'to Franco and the   French   colonies.
..The'   "offensive'.'.,  against the French  and revealing God to theWorld,
��� Govern ment i.->  this last card in the  "Tho honiago that wc.render thee
Soviet hands, nnd if it fails Russia!��,Is .still our Father's Own;    "
may fail in.o chaos before midwinteiV N ���^T> Pr^ n��lV^a,1'y ��   '
i-iuiue the Cross and Throne.
"Aa your word is yourself uttered.
bo Christ is God uttered.     Christ is
not a word, you observe, but the Word.
Eveiy   prophet ..was a word of God.
Galileo   was   God's word to science.
Luther' was God's   word   to   religion.
, But  Christ was The Word���tho  full
, and complete thought of God���uttered once and  for all, expressing tho
-very  soul  or  God  with   such   entire
, precision md finality; that of him it
" Now is-the rime when all aged peo-l ?*? *?, n^V?? W��Tn vwt*'���
Pie who with to maintain their health l��^L���( th��4 ��i'd vaa God (J;,W--
and vJgor and retain their energy tin- Da*son>- Three are- countless
impaired should use
After nilddk' age little sickness and
ailments seem harder to shako off than
formerly at the heart action becomes
weak and uncertain and the nerves
are not as steady f.s thoy wito in the
younger days
words of God io the knowledge and
conviction ot us all which are as yet
no    moro    than words.      Those are
waiting foi   their, incarnation in our
character and influence, iu our daily
work' and service of man and  God.
Mrs. M O Connor, AA hitcstone. Ont., - The -works  of'our hands  are  God's
writes:���"l have been troubled.,most; word  fulfilled in us.      We who can
of my life, witli shortness of breath,' work   arc   born   that   certain   great
palpitation of the heart, and fainting .words we have heard  ln  our secret
: spells.    I was adiiscd, by a friend, to   souls may become flesh in deed. Rise
try Milburn's It. & N. I'ilis. which I   then and do the Vfork tha t thv hands
-did, and  at once found relief, and I. find fo do.      In this    living "fashion
1 have never had a    really    bad    spell j speak' out what is in thee.     So shale
belne flooded with invIL-itions fo visi' I Blnw'    ,* H V�� y?" �� 0l",aSe aB<1 I   thov al"�� be ,l Worrt of God incarnate.
Being nooihd with imitations to aim, j always keep them-in the house, and , iin expression  of his'mihd in living
neighboring countries and explain his  feel that with their help 1 'will*seei flesh" (Kelman).
many years yet.   ] always recommend |     And the Word' dwelt among us. Tho
them to anyone who is suffering from   Greek word translated dwelt is taber-
heart trouble." j naclcd.     As in Old Taslament times
For sale at all druggists and dealers.; the  tabernacle  was    the    dwelling-
Branch Line Motion  Endorsed
Creation of a trust fund of approximately $40,000,000 for certain charitable and educational purposes has
been announced ut Charlotte, X.C., by
James B. I��r_ke, millionaire power magnate. -      ���    .
James Hayiio, a negro laborer, who
added to his earnings through his ability as  a  banjo  player, was  injured
when hia right hand was caught iu tho I branch lino
door of a Toronto street   car, and  aJJ- Hindi
Jury awarded him $o,000 ilamagr>3.        1    The   resolutions,
A" parchment roll lonnd in excellent
condition  in an old Tudor house at;'.
Unanimous Assent la Given In Saskatchewan Legislature       ,J
Unanimous assent waa given in the
Saskatchewan    Legislature    to    the
place of Ood, so in X��w'-Teslampnt-
times the body of Christ was his
Sores Heal Quickly.���Have you
persistent sore that refuses to li*>al?
Theu, try in: Thomas' Re.leetrlc Oil in
th<* dressing.      tt will stop ploughing,
-Trade With the Motherland
Imperial  Preference A��  It  May .Bl
Applied to Canada ;���"'''
If effect ls given the Imperial Economic Conference resolutions as they
w;ero adopted, Canada will chiefly;
benefit on her exports of canned salmon and canned lobster, raw; apples,
honey, dried fruits, sugar, tobacco and
to a certain extent perhaps, on native
wine. - ..
. Under the resolutions, Empire-dried
fruit is to enter.the British market
free, while foreign-dried, fruit will be
dutiable at ten shillings and sixpenco
per hundredweight. . This applies to
such foreign-dried fruit,' namely, apples, pears and peaches, *aa the Dominion may consider of interest to
their trade. On sugar tho British
Government guaranteed thjr.t if tho
duty were reduced the preference, for
a period of 10 years, would not fall with
'On .tobacco the preference Is to bo
increased from one-sixth to one-quarter.
On wines of a strength between SO
degrees and 40 degrees, preference to
be doubled.
On sparkling wines, preference to be
increased from CO per cent, to 60 per
Raw apples from the Dominions to
be admitted iree; foreign raw apples
tp be taxed five shillings per hundredweight.
��� Canned salmon, canned lobster,
crayfish, crabs'and honey to be dutiable ten shillings per, hundredweight
���when from foreign countries; free
when from within the Empire.
hie r.��.rtl.iH_��i  imw.o--i-iI hv   A  I ran">   lU���5   Ul�� ),ronrt  nwtl1- dra'v oUt
ino lesolulion j.iopo id 05 A.jfhf, pus ......  prppare ., clo.m vay fop
e, Government. Willow-bunch... the new skin.   It is a recognized'hea!-
adopteil without
amendment, roads as follows: ' _
1. That the three-year programme
Barnard Castle, Durham, has proved, j ��ll0uld h~ ndhored 10 In introducing
onexa-minatioa by antiqturies, 10 have! 1,^idla!ion int0 tho Hoa51, ol Com
been-Inscribed in the reign o> Edwarujmouri to M"��vlde lor the. construction
j Jof further branch lines of the Cana-
Y ,        .      .'     ",   ,   .     ^diiiii KatioDftl Hallways.
Lack ol an adequate aircraft Indus-      ���   ���.,        ,...'��,,      ���    ,   .
"   That the bills affecting Raskaf-
try ls a matter of grave concern to the
United States Government, in the
judgment of the National Advisory
Committee lor Aeronautics, as pre-
eented in its annual report fo Congress
by President Coolidge.
Reports, from the present Franco-
Germau commercial negotiations pot-
tend an attempt to form a vast JRnro-
peaii steel-frTt.st,"-includfiig France',
Germany, Great Britain. Belgium,
Luxemburg ancl possibly l'oland and
Czccho Slavin. _^ .    ���
chewan which were defeau-d by the
.senate last session should -again bo
introduced in the next session.
3. Thai the acfion of thc senate in
rejectkig such bills last session did
constitute ample reason for ihe modification of the veto power of that body.
er among oils and numbers of people
can certify that if. healed where properly applied.>%
Prince Will Visit Argentina
Expects to Go After Trip to Africa
In Spring
The l'rinco of Wales' visit to Argentina is expecied ot occur afti-r hisi
trip to South jind West Africa hi the
spring, it is stated in well-informed
The announcement that the Prince
will visit Argentina mvared something of a-scn^ation in Great Britain.
The livening Star declared it  would
Ti,  -, _���. .�����,���,, A**,,., __-,,.,- ,.    u . Il0(- be surprijiiig if_opportunit>- were
���The-Last Astnma Attack-may-reallj -     -
bo tho last oue if promnl measures are. tHl��'n I0 niako the vint the occasion
taken.     Lr. .1". U. Ki-llogg's Asthma  of elevating the  British  legation  ��t
British  Obligations
War  Debt to  U.S. Was Worry
Payments Arranged
Prance is not worried at all about
the slow payment of the French
war debt to the United States.
Nor i.s France worried unduly about,
the depreciation in the value of the
franc outside the French Republic.
Britain never ceased to wony orcr
British obligations on account of war
borrowings from the United States until these obligations were put in 'the
way of being repaid. *
Britain nei er ceased to labor for tlu-
restoration of tiie pound sterling to its
peace time rat;e of exchange.
Today fhe pound sterling ii'quoted
ar $4.03 ;;-S in'New York.
Biilaiii has obligated hr.r people to
pay a yearly sum equal to fhc'ontivo
annual value of Britain's coal output.
That sum equals at lead ?-f>00,000.per
day lor (he next Htfy yeaiv.-
IVIegrara    '
TASTE Kraft CKeese! Shut
. * your eyesand immediately
���you picture green hills,'pure
bred cows knee-deep in clover
or drinking the pure cool
water from a bubbling spring.
Kraft Cheese is unique! The
first bite will captivate your
taste, win your lasting appreciation of one of the most
nourishing, economical and
delightful foods Nature pro*
i vides for man.
Nearly 100 ta��ty"
Cheese Recipe* aro
in the Kraft Booklet
sent free. Ua��a
Sand me my copy of "Clieeie-
���nd W��y�� to Serve It."
Name  ���   ...
AddreK   .
Saskatchewan: Its Infinite Variety {South Africa Receives
Wireless. From Britain
Handsome   Booklet   Published   Under
Direction      of     the     Author's      | First   Ever   Sent'and
Predicts Another World War
French Astroncmer Repeats-Warning
Hc Issued in 1914
1 Thc .Vbbti Movftix, .1 noted astrono-
Imcr, and tlio director of tli" Bourses
' Observatory, lia-: cri.-at'jd a sensation
[iu Varl-t bj himiug tliat the year 192S
' may &pp unothor j;n'.'it war, or at least
1:1 frltioal puriort in tho world'.-, history.
j lii'i lltpory tliat aoi.tr activity and
, sunspotfj affect tlio   tcmpciamour.   of
Association | Grtat Interest
Something distinctly cliGicc. in tli�� J The successful^ transmi��sion of the
line of books has been written by tho! first wireless 'message ever s��it from
Saskatchewan Authors' A^3__ocIatjon. Groat 'Britain to South Africa, was
"Saskatchewan: Hoc Inflnite Vailetj"; accomplished Pec. 3 when Sir Edgar
i;i just oft' the press and ready to .dc-i Walton, the South African high corn-
light all reader.-! whoso interests and
affections are wrapped .up in Saskatchewan of tlie present day. The Utile volume of nearly "100 page?-, with
tG pages ot charming scones from
���within thc province o'f Saskatchewan,
I is a. wort of art. -
j A dosen or more writers have ex-
! pressed what Saskatchewan means to
j ouch of them,-a.nd a_good dfeal.of des-_
1 commission.
Will Await Federal Action
Alberta Farm Loan Act ' is Stayed
Pending^Move at Ottawa
The Alberta Farm Loan Act will
continue Inoperative, pending thf_ ac
tion of the l>onilnion Government in
regard to a general rural credlta
Bchonie for the whole of Canada, 'fill's
Is. as stated.by Hon. R. O'. Reid, provincial treat urw. In view of the discussion of rural credlrs at^tln? recent
tax conference iu Oltawa. A federal
act In likely to be Introduced in the
Dominion Parliament at
Remedy will .safeguard you. U will
penetrate to the smallest bronchial
passage and biing about a healthy condition. It always relievos and its
continued use often has a permanent
effect. Why not get thk long-famous
remedy 10-day and commence its use?
Inhaled as smoke or vapor it is equally
Aires to the rank of an oivs-
Arrival Of Bachelor Boat
Comprised 50 Per Cent, of First-class
Passengers -on Empress of Russia
Bride ships have heen common on
both the Atlantic and Pacific, but seldom doe3 a bachelor boat come to port.
This distinction was    accorded    the
Idmpress of Russia when she crossed
the  coming jth<! pac{gc oils trip, m in her first-
hi Korea, the si-.xes aro rigidly separated even within the family circle.
Before the Japanese came, and the
new era began, a lady of rank In
Korea was more carefully guarded
than e.ren a Mohammedan woman uf
similar social position.
I ���	
What in believed to be the skeleton
of King Richard III. has been unearthed ln Leicestershire and presented to
the museum. - Tho kins: was killed
there In 14S5 ai the battle of Bosworth.
j class passenger H^t more than fiO per
j cent, of names wero those of eligible
bachelors, from a handsome Dutch hid
jof IS j ears who stood 7 feet JJ'i inches,
to a dapper little Filipino. .
Constantinpole Invaded My Mice
Workings of tho Turkioh Government are bciugjield up by an army of
mice that is infesting the government
building:;. Important legislative
measures are being laid aside while
ways and means are devised to get rid
of the rodents. Other parts of Constantinople also are Buffering irom au
Invasion of mite. -   .
Antelope Increasing
Within' the radius of -tt> miles at
Taber, Alta., it is estimated that 1,000
antelopes are now collected and they
are reported to be eating the farmers'
green feed, reserved for their cattle.
The antelope was near extinction at
one time, but under protective measures is coming back. Antelopes are
also to be found la the Brooks district.
Mexico claims th�� world's largest
Britain Hoping France Will Pay
Negotiations With United States Has
Aroused Interest in Financial
The report that France has begun
Hr-fjothv'ions for fiftiding her debt to
the United States has aroused considerable stir iu financl_rf and political
quarters in London, and i-. attracting
notice In the press.
Most of tho comments thus far reveal an expectation that, ii Prance arranged to pay the Unirod States she
will also arrange lo pay Ore.u Britain.
Tie: "Darling, I have a Question I've
wanted to ask you for week��." Sho:
"Go ahead���I've had an answer ready
for mouths."
��� naljona. iia(I__ovcin_IndividuitIs,- is-rc
! sponsible lor tills warning.      In 1910   erIp1ive  sW"   hiX!i  bcen   bl'����Eht  into
I tho  Abbe Moveitx,  tiien  at Brussels.!
warned the got ernnientn-of 1'Jurope ot'
the  liupoudniff di-'asf-r of 13I4-191S,
and ho> isiuc.i the samo -.Taming now. I
"Wars     uui respond    to  - magnetic j
Jhtorms,"   the   Abbe   declaims.     "The,'
1 solar curve will begin fo vise again in {
1923, and reach 1U peak in 1928.     I'
tender again to our governments the
missionnr in London, got Into touch
by vtrele3s with Premier Kertzog at
Milnerton.' If has created great interest throughout the Union.
It is claimed that with the uso of
reflectors   the   strength and efficiency
of the _ wireless signals  could be In-'
creased a hundred fold and tho automatic .reception of high ,��peed ines-.
sages bo-assured.��� - - -   ���   ��� -
Policeman.���What,    do
caused his death? '   Wife.-
you   think
-He was an
earning I gave in Brmpcl.i In 1!>10."
A safe and sure medicine, for a-child
"troubled with worms is Mother UniveS'
Worm Utrermlnntor.
irobably    has
never beeu .^is:teen    more    beautiful
scones from over tho province pietur- i absent-minded man,  perhaps  ho  for
1 ed in one volume than those, the folk  rot to breathe.
,   1 back of the present little book have
".Saskatchewan: Iter Infinite Variety" does credit to tho club, and is
just the sou of book ono wants to buy
in bunches.
tree, a huge cypress at Tule, Jn tho S
state of ��axaca. This tree measures j
15J feet'in circumference. The Cali-j
foffiia big trees grow higher, however, j
w. m xbp ~.m&i
Minard's Liniment Used fcy Physicians
In Pimples. Could Not
Sleep, Cuticura Heals,
" My trouble began with Kiemi
which broke out in pimples ����d
spte*d rapidly. It affected try arms
from the elbows to the tips of iny
fingirs, 1 could not put iny h&ads
in water, they itched and burned so,
���nd I'could not do ray regular
work. I could not sleep on account
of the irritation.
" The doctor advised sne to use
Cnticura Soap and Ointment and in
two weeks I was completely healed,
after usissg one and & h*l? cakes of
Soap and one bos of Ointment."
(Signed) Mi��s Sylvia B. May,
Marshfield, Vt,, June ��, 1S23.
CutteuT* Soap, Ointment and
Taloiai promote and maintain skin
purity, 3i:a comfort and skin health
often whea al! site fails.
*��*��!* &*__. Tntto Xaa. A*__-*�� CtriOH**
On**.- -Ctaosn, F. O. *rx *��JS. MvKtrml."
i"" Tey cor new S&ftriax Stsek.
Device Eliminates Noise
Invention Permits Much Quieter
Operation of Airplanes
The problem of eliminating the excessive noiso attendant upon airplane
flight has been practically solved as
the. result of experiments'which have
bo����n in progress for some time, according to the Daily Kxpresp. Tho
hew device, the paper says, has beun
invented which permits the noiseless
escape, of exhaust gases fiom the motor without imerieilTig with tho speed
or lit ting-power of the plane, while a
propeller that operates without the
loud whir has been devised by an ingenious amtngenittir of gears attached fo the engine.
At th�� same time, by increased nsr.
of internal braitner, much of the
noi?o caused by the rushing-wind
through Viires and spar.-, i& avoided.
WiU Delay Peace Protocol
League Agrees to Great Britain's
Request  For Postponement
Tho' Council of tho League oC Xa-
tlons decided at a private session to
accede to Great Britain's request and
postpone consideration of tho Geneva
peace piotocol and arragucmonts for a
disarmament conference until the
March "nteoting of the council.
All the member:, of the council
participated in iho debate ou the British motion tor postponement and all
No Rock,
Bone, Slat*
H*ad Office, Edmonton
Send n. Dominion T3xprcs�� Money Order,
Thoy are payable everywhere.
uettlnff a  patent just becm.FO  their Invention i�� not cntlrelj  completed.     'i'our
accounts Riven from the meeting; agree' twtcut attoin��?>- way solvo your problem.
..    ,     _. .     ,, . .        i Writts and submit what you have tor u.a-
that It -was f ntirely friendly and bar- j vjce.
The   sense    of the session, it. i\-as
sitated, ivarf  pronounced in the  view,
that tho protocol ivns    a    H\ ing - In- j
strument,  as  evidenced  by the  fact!
that it was signed by Spain, while the
British move for adjournment of the
discussion was ttill pending.
Crossword   Purzle Craze
"Say it   ,-ith a dictionary," Is the
sign Tikolj to bo hung out soon by en-
Western Horses Win At Ottawa        Jvrprising booksellers in Montreal, due,
For the first time in the history of, to tho crossword puzzhj fever which'
the  Ottawa  horse  show and  winter rj..,c<,    steadily, day by day,     I,ocal'
1 of stutterlns OTercome positively. Uur
] natural methods permanently restore
J _____ tural *peecb. Graduate pupUs every.
I wb��re.   Frc�� advice sad literatuit.
j        KITCHgNSR,     -     CANADA
fair, western entries were received.
I.eslio and Daiidson, of Watrous,
Sask., ���won the Booth cup for the best
f-K-horse team in the show.
Cure For the Blind
Veterans blinded in the war  may
have their sight restored if tho optic
nerve is intact, accordiug to Pr. Bon-
booksellera  report a. ran on diction-j
aries nnd bulky volumes are now being rescued from the top shelves and
tenderly dusted and placed on hand.
nefon, Bordeaux, France, who purports his mind about getting- married.
to have restored at least partial sight j .	
to 14 out of 230 men who h�� treated,    j Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia
Wanted a Refund
A Providence, R.I.. man.mailed back
a marriage license ot the city clerk,}
asking for a refund as he had changed 1
-421    MsOermett
Greet Your Friends
By  Long���Distance
A Misunderstanding
When a friend lives miles away and a personal visit
is out of the question, there is no more cordial way of
extending the compliments of the season than by longdistance telephone.
Special rates exist after 8:30 o'clock at night
Blackstone���I  have   a noiseless
typewriter in my office, now.
Webster���Better marry   her, old
chap before sbe quits her job!
Sweet Young Thing: "What
kind of a husband would you
advise me to look out for?"
Martied Woman friend: l,You
fet husbands alone, my dear, or
you'll get into trouble. You look
out for a single man."
Is $2.00 a year strictly in advance, or
(2.50 when not paid ior three months or
more have passed. To Great Britain and
the United States $2.50, always in advance.
Delinquent Co-Owner Notices $25.00
Coal and Oil Notices     7.00
Estray Notices 7.3.00
Cards of Thanks     1.00
Certificate of Improvement  12.50
(Where more than one claim appears Id notice, $5.00 for each additional claim.)
Beaverdell Subscribers
District Hospital
All other legal advertising, 12 cents a
line first insertion, and 8 cents a line for
each subsequent insertion, ' nonpariel
Transcient display advertising 50 cents
an inch each insertion.
Business locals i2j��c. a line each in'
., The blue cross means that
your subscription is due, and
that the editor would be pleased
to have more money.
Rambler Mine  $ 5 00
Billie W.  Smith..7  3.00
E. S. Koth  4.00
Geo. Bongalis  5.00
B. W. Bubar  5.00
F. McDonald  1.00
F. F. Ketchum & Co  10.00
John Larsen  4.00
W. J. C. Patterson   5.00
E. G. Cummings...-  3.00
E.'C. Lutner  5.00
Pete Lutner   2.00
.SAI.I.Y   MINU   -
C. E. Nordman  5.00
J. L. Nordman  5.00
Geo. VV. Rogers  -2.00
Gus Liunmar  ..2.00
Mike Shuster  ,2.00
Ole Onensen  2.00
Arnt. Huseby  1.00
John Benson  2.00
Axel T. Benson-  2.00
O. Olssou  1.00
H. Nordman.,  2.00
F.Johnson  2.50
Geo. Sutherland  2.00
Mike Cusek  5.00
Edw Nordman  5.00
J. W. Fitch  5:00
The Right Kind of ToysT
Whatever kind of toys you give
.yonr children this Christinas will
have a direct-andf deep effect 00
their future.-." 7 :-'.-'   .-"       :������,..--:"
.';'-'," All children are imitative. If
you swear around a young child,
7'that child will learn .'to swear. _f:The
- way their imagination and imitative
faculties are led 7dr; misled' in the
-first .five.years; of f life determines,
,to a great. extent,   their character
and tendencies when they grow up.
.The kindfof toys you givefyour
children,   will    react, upon   their
imitative, faculties and stir   their
imagination.. 7  y-   V ' ' .7    ; "X
7  Do notgive them toys that suggest
war... Toy soldiers, cannons, gone,
swords.and uniforms ^suggest war;
: And worst of all. they suggest war
as> sport; a game.    The child that
gets that kind of an' impression io
early life will hold it forever. W."
VvThe'markjefeis crowded withcon-
���structive -toys.    Trains,   building
blocks,  mechanical ..devices of all
kinds and above all, athletic eqoip-
7 ment fehafef keeps the child put of
doors��� these are the things, that
build healthy,.minds.arid bodies.
V   If you want the next generation
: to be .workers for peace, producers,
... not destroyers, don.'t7 give children
military play things.��� Vancouver
7 SunW.7.7.    :'������'- ��� X ' '   '  '?."���_.
Siverside Group ���
Mill ing tests of the .Riverside
group,   west of Rock. Creek, of
the Jack Paul Mining Company,
ori fthe   lower   grade   ores show
these.to be readily   amenable   to
f concentration, producing- through
7 table concentration   followed  by
flotation, products ranging around
--' $100 per. ton in v'al ue,_ with recoy-
- ery of 90 per cent or more.. ������ The,
7 company's, present, plans include
the installation.-������ of compressor
: pi ant, aiid the con tinuin g of de-
;fvelopment work .until sufficient
'.ore is definitely proved to supply
7a mill'for several years;.and;after
this done to build a mill of about
V5G tonsfdaiiy capacity,   so:..as to
handle the lower grade ores. Ore
- of a gross value of about $30,000
i has so far been developed.  .
: The directors of the company
are all Spokane men. The president is Milton A. Lehner, of
Washington market. Andrew
Jackson is secretary, and the
other directors are Richard Marsh,
Frank Lansa and Mike Scaler.
Frederic Keffer is . consulting
engineer and treasurer, and Paul
Nelson is mine manager.
The company confidently7 expects to ultimately find in : its
Riverside grotsp a mine which
will yield high retunsa on ; the
small capital .involved, and, is
bending all its ecergries towards
realization of its plans.
R. Elver.....;......... "..:..:'.
'��� ;7- X'.   "'"   JBKM,. MINB ��� 7
W;E. Morshf.......'-.....'..';......
.';.':.;."-   S.oo
D." J.f Murray...;.....'.-.........":..f..'.
...... f 3-oo
...-. ' W f,"   ' i    X ��� Total f
-f     $153.50
f ���'Johnny,'.' said hia mother, '_I
must .insist that you stop shooting
craps���those" poor little thipge
have just;as much right to live as
yoa have." X      ".-'������. -'  .-.WW;-'-
mwm ui
Vacant, unreserved, lurvoyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted hy
British subjeota over 18 years of age.
and by aliens on declaring intention
lo become British subjects, condi
lional upon residence, occupation
and improvement-) tor agricultural
Pull Information concerning rcgu-
;itlons regarding pre-emptions ls
given In Bulletin No. 1, Land Sorios,"
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies ot
ivhlch can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
Lands, Victoria, B.C, or to any Gov-
ornment Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable tor agricultural
yurposea, and which ls not timber-
land, I.e., carrying over 6,000 boavO
jjeet per acre west ot the Coast Rangf
and 8,000 feet per acre east of thai
Range. , . .
Applications for pre-emptions are
fj be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Ui
vision, ln which the land applied foi
Is situated, and are made on printed
forma, copies of -which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pra-einptions must be occupied for
���five years and Improvements made
to .value of |10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least Ave
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
received.        "*
For more detailed information see
lhe Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands,, not being tlmberlanrt.
tor agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land ls $5
per.acre, and second-class (grazing),
land $2.60 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or leasij
of Crown lands ls given ln Bulletin
No.: 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands." ;;
Mill/ factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment of
-   Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acrea,  mCy  be   leased   as  homesltes,
conditional   upon   a   dwelling   being '
'- erected in  the first j_*ar,  title  being
.obtainable, after  residence   and   Improvement-, conditions . are    fulfilled
and land has been'surveyed.
������" XX. '[} -}:.;,)- LEASES   7, W'
For  grazing  and   industrial '  puf-
. poses areas not exceeding 640' acres
may  be leased  by.one  perBon   or  a
'.company.     .-,,...
.Under the Gr��xlng Act' the' Province la divided Into grazing districts
, and. the "range administered under a
- Grating '���    Commissioner. ..Annual
'.grazing perm its are issued based on-
'numbers.ranged, priority being given
to-established owners.: Stock-owners,
may  form- association8   . for    range
management, 'Pre*, or.partially free;,
permits  are  available : for . settlers,
.campers . and .travellers,'-, up   to   ten .
"head.-;.    --���-    ,-���'-.-.     --._���"'���  -'��� --���;,'
Physician and Surgeon
Residence Phone 69
To    -
GEO. ARMSON, Grand Fork*,
The 20 th Century Shoe Repairer
All work and material   guaranteed.    We
pay postage one way.   Terms Cash.
The Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.
of Canada, Limited
Office, Smelting and Refining Department
Purchasers of Gold, Silver, Copper,. Lead and Zinc Ores
Producers   ot    Gold,    Silver.   Copper,    pig   Lead   and  Zinc
Job Printing at The Ledge
xyXy SPECIAL- LIQUEUR   V $4.25 ; Per. BotUBjjV
7WA;"H, M.�� 20'YEARS'. ���-," $4.75'Per BotflefVllfV
This advertiseasent is not published cr displaced by the Uqab/Co^trpI
���������-.XXX: Bcsard or by. the Government of Britiah Colmalnii', ��� XyXXXx.
'It's good for>y
QTOUT is recommended by doctors'everywhere. It is the ideal meal-time driftk, for,
besides helping to digest your food, it carries in
itself valuable nutritive qualities for all those
who need gentle stimulation of the system.
And if you get 4X Cream Stout, 'the
product of Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.,
you'll have the satisfaction of knowing
that you're drinking the finest stout it's
possible to make ��� brewed from the
choicest of malt and hops in a brewery
where scientific methods and perfect
purity produce the best.
Sold at all
iMris.advertisement is not published "or; displayed by tlie .Liqupi'. Control.
-'��� V'    ���-"��� B.oard or b'v.the Govcniunc'nt".ol! British -Columbia.    '���'������'" - "-.'-,_'
The Mineral Province of Western
��� ,;';T0:END:;0F; DECEMBER, :1^3vv:^;;'--:^^\;'^;:'
Has   produced .Mfinerftls-������:u . foilowB:    Placer,, -Gold,    S7C),S62,203;7 Lode .   '
Gold, $.113,352,655; Si^er,^
���Zinc; $27,904,756;  Miscellaneous _��� Minera.is, :'81s4()8,257";.. Coal aqd.Coke, $250,- f-
; 968,113;'��� Building Stoiie, Brick,. Cement,' etc., 839,'415,234=',..makitig. ifes Minbral
Prodbcfeion to tbeend of 1923. show aa     ' 'yx 7  7.; .  7 V> "V
Aggregate Value of $81Q^722i7��2f 7
The Mining Laws of fehis Province are more liberal, and fehe,fees lower,
than those of any other Province in. the Dominion, or any Colony in the British
Empire. V -.'"".
Mineral locationfi are granted to discoverers.for nominal fees.;   .
Absolnte Titles are obtained by developing Bueh properties, the Becnrity
of which is guaranteed by Grown Grants.
V    Full iuformatton, together with Mining Reports and Maps, may be obtained
gratis by addressing��� . *        'f
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