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 ���������#  Kettle Valley Orcharclist  0/7  19TH YEAR���������No 27  GRAND FORKS   B. C, FRIDAY,   APRIL 30,  1920  "Tell me what you Know is true:  1 can guess as well as you."  $1.00 PER YEAR  SESSION OF JJf  CITY COUNCIL  Gonsidration of Financial  Matters Took Up Most  The Wealth of Franklin Camp;  It is now almost certain that the  Granby smelter will not open up  again as far as Grand Forks is concerned. However, that does not  mean that ''mining prosperity will  Oil    the      Time     of   tho stop, nor does it mean   that   the  C  Eveniiij  The mayor and all the aldermen  were present at the regular meeting  of the city council on Monday evening.  A letter from District Land Registrar Craig, Kamloops, stated a list  of the Grand Forks assessment roll,  as revised, was being forwarded, accompanied by a bill, for $2S0. In  future alterations would be sent  monthly at 7 cents per name. The  e tter was filed and the bill ordered  lpaid.  A letter from F. A. McDiarmid,  Vancouver, solicitor for the Union  of B. C. Municipalities, stated that  he required more data in regard to  the proposed bond issue in order to  draft a bylaw. He desired to know  tbe length of time the bonds were to  be issued for, tbe amount, rate of interest, nature of the bonds, security, etc. On motion ol Aid. Hull, it  was decided that 8(30,000 be issued  for a period of twenty years, at 7  per cent interest, in denominations  of ������500, and tbat the sinking fund  plan system be adopted. The clerk  was instructed to furnish Mr. McDiarmid with this information.  A letter from Manager Niles, of  ihe Bank of Commerce, stated that  the bank looked favorably on a loan  of $11,500, with Victory-bond se  curity, with which to meet the redemption of the debentures maturing next months. He also promised  a temporary loan of from $10,010  to ������12,00.0. The cleik was instructed to write to Mr. Niles.  A letter from Victoria stated thai  the Municipal act gave the lieuteu������  ant governor in council power to apn  point police magistrates and to fix  their salaries. On motion of Aid.  Hull, the back increase, as provided  by order in council, in the salary of  the local police magistrate was or-  deied  paid.  Applications for the position of  city electrician were laid over until  the next meeting.  The committee reports were short  and unimportant. '  The contract for doing the city  teaming work was awarded to the  City Cartage company at ������9 per day  for day and half*day work, $1.25  per hour for less than half a day  aud for street sprinkling, and 81.00  per hour for one horse and driver.  The prices put on city lots by tbe  finance committee were approved.  Aid. Hull gave notice that at the  P: R. is through with Phoenix; but  it.does mean that the system of giving ore' a ride on the train befjre  reducing or concentrating it is out of  date. Only limited quantities of ore  can be hauled over any distance in  the rough state. , "���������  It is a weir known fact that tributary to Grand Forks there are valuable mines which are only now be  ing prospected, and it behooves the  people and the business men of  Grand Forks to stand behind the  prospectors in their struggle for better roads, railway transportation  and suppltes if they hope to get the  business which will mean so much  to this city.  It --will-be' news   to many of our  citizens  to   learn  that   in Franklin  camp the ores are not only   rich   in  silver,   gold,   copper and   lead*   but  carry   exceptional    values   fn   the  platinum group of minerals.    Hith  eito only limited tests for  platinum  were   made.    Recently   the   Maple  Leaf company, after waiting for some  three  years -on   the government for  infbmWion   promised   them,   with  negative results, have spent  a  considerable sum of money on the complete analysis of their ores,   consulting some of  the  best authorities in  New York City and  Seattle, besides  a number of others, and the  results  were very-encouraging.   The  ore  is  very complex   As shown by the analysis, all   of   the ores carry copper,  gold and silver in varying amounts.  Some of   tbe   ore   is nickel-copper;  others carry good values in lead, but  the principal value, well distributed  through   all   of   the ore, is iridium,  platinum,      palladium,     osmium,  rhodium and ruthenium;   The   first  is   worth   $600   per ounce, and the  last   five  together ������102 per ounce..  Tbe   last car of  Maple Leaf copper  ore shipped to the Granby   smelter,  yielding $28 per ton net, would now  be. worth ������128 per ton  independent  of  the   metals   then   paid for, and  which would now   be  looked   upon  as merely a byproduct.   The significance of this can   be   better   understood by comparison.   One ounce of  iridium in tbe matte is pqual   to  20  ounces of gold, and   each  ounce  of  the  other   platinum   metals equals  eight ounces of'gold   or about    150  ouuees of silver.  Recent assays on pulp from car  lot shipments yielded over three-  fourths of ao ounce per ton of crude  now worth from ������20,000 to S2G,000  in the, east.    The copper-nlck-d  ores  of Cobalt, Ont., carry small  qunnti-  -ties   of   the   noble   metals, and the  British    American .Nickel  corporation considers it of sufficient importance to put in ao up to date electro  lytic refinery for their recoverv.  ;   Compare these sources   with   our  own   Franklin   distriot,   where   t'be  platinum mineral in the Black Lead  ores hold out in such superior quantities   for   a   distance of  four miles,  across the camp, and  are  also   carried by the Union ores, which when  concentrated Will  amount   to   con  siderable. "; "  The Rock Candy mine is now cue  of the big mines of Canada. This  mine shipped 32 per cent of the  total production of .'fluorspar, in  1918-19. The consumption of fluor  spar in Canada is 10,000 to 15,000  tons.  '���������-  The Bertha-Pathfinder, a mine  which has been proved as a shipper,  is to be put in full operation on a  big scale, and there are scores of  other properties which deserve mention, and if we will make it a point  to inform ourselves, we must deeide  that we are living in the center of  one of the best districts in the world.  Why not help to boost;it along?  The  following letters show   how  pome assurance that transportation  will be furnished. I thank you for  writing me on this subject, and  while it will be too late for me to do  yov any good, dt gives me an op  portunuy to place - the attitude of  the McKinley company before your  association. I remain, vtry sin  cerely, James Huees.  Stillwater, Minn, April 5, 19*20.  ���������Mr. Lyo AJader, Grand Forks, B.  C���������Dear Sir: I have your letter of  March 24, addressed to me as president of the British Golumbk & !Spo  kane Land & Development" company.     :  -For your information, I will say  that we went into that country relying upon information given us  which was represented to be reliable,  that the railway company was going  up the North Fork without any delay. We intended at that time to  put in a sawmill up there as soon as  the road went io, and that is still  our idea, although it is possible that  we will take out the timber by rail  to some other point.  When the timber is removed, we  ntend to colonize our land, which  offers, as you doubtless know,a very  rich return for agricultural develop  ment. We have had some coloniza  tion enquiries already, but uutil we  know when the railroad is   actually  All of the Machinery Will  Probably Be Out of the  Granby at Phoenix by  the First of June  The dismantling of thn Granby  mine at Phoenix is now in progress  The first car for the removal of machinery will be taken to the camp  tomorrow. The work of dismantling  the property will be completed by  the 30th of June. Some of the railway roadbed will have to be repaired in the meantime. It is reported that the railway steel may be  taken up after the removal of the  machinery, but no positive statement has been made on   this  point.  the   development  of  this rich   dis- going to be constructed we are hold  tirct is being retarded by the lack of.. ing our plans of all  kinds in   abe}'-  transportation facilities:  Butte, Mont., April 12, 1920.���������  Mr. Leo Mader, Grand Forks, B.'C.  ���������Dear Sir: Your favor' of March  24th has just reached me in Montana. I am very sorry I did not receive this communication sooner,  and am afraid that   so   much    time  ance.    Very trulyyours,  ���������      James E. McGratii.  At a meeting of the North Fork  of Kettle River property owners,'  held in the court house March 11,  1920, the following resolution was  unanimously passed:  Whereas, the. Kettle Valley    Rail  has elapsed that it is too late for me j way company   is   applying   lo tbe  to say anything that would have  any effect. I will, however, as you  request, outline the policy of.t,the  McKinley Mines Company, Limited.  I became interested in  this   com-  Domiuion parliament for an   exten  siou of time iu wnich    to   complete  their line to Franklin camp; and  Whereas, this   line, if completed,  would   make   it   possible to get out  ��������� THE WEATHER  The following is the ���������minimum  and maximum temperature for each  day during the past week, as recorded by the government thermometer on E. F. Laws' ranch:  Max. Min  April 23���������Friday........ 55 30  1   24������������������Saturday..; .^(52 33  25- Sunday.  68 30  26���������Monday......   77 30  27���������Tuesday  6G 12  2S���������Wednesday .. 61 -14  29- Thursday  61 38  Indie*  Rainfall  0. lo  pany in 1905 and   v sited   Franklin j 500,000,000   feet   of   merchantable  timber; and  Whereus, owing to the nature of  the upper waters of the North Fork,  the bulk of the timber will be transported by railway; and  Whereas, 20,000 acres of fertile,  well watered laud would be available .for agricultural development,  and in addition an immense tract  of laud suitable f������r grazing; and  Whereas, 100 mineral claims are  recorded in Franklin camp,   several  camp, becoming very much interested in tbe showing aud development work, also with the feasibility  of building a railroad up the Kettle  river. I subsequently, during the  years of 1905 and 19013, increased  my holdings to 12������ per cent The  company spent a considerable  amount of money on development  work, 830,000 of this going into  diamond drilling, which disclosed a  large   tonnage  of   commercial    ore.  Engineers have estimated   that   this j of   very    promising   prospects and  company with 8:30,000 would do the  some developed  to actual   shipping  necessary work to get in these ore  bodies and open them up sufficient-  iy to produce 200 tons ore per day.  With    transportation   in sight   the  iridium exceeding that of platinum,  giving  tbe  Black Lead of  Franklin  next meeting he would ask leave   to j camP an unique place in the history  introduce a money bylaw. |of   fining,  when you consider the  .The council adjourned to Monday ,chief source of   platinum, so  far, is  evening, May 3. !the Ural mountatns in Russia.where    j 100 tons yields only three fourths of  \& pound of platinum, or 0.09   ounce  ore, the values of the palladium and ' mouey would be forthcoming to put  the McKinley ou a 200 per day  basis, and with subsequent purchases tbe McKinley has increased  our holdings until myself and asso  ciates have more than 70 per cent.  I am therefore in a position to speak  authoritatively.  As to the policies of the company ,  Without transportation we can not  proceed any further than   we  have,  Percy Clark has sold his residence l per lorjj and a verv  ema���������  quanlU  on Garden street to Mr. aud Mrs. A.'oi tne other planum minerals   The  G. Forsyth, .recent arrival^ in the'aalt Cbuck nAue> norlb of Vancou iautl lherefore have done nothing for  city. Mr. and Mra. Clark will leave ver) receiuly disnovered 0 0- ounce| several years in lhe way of deve|op.  for Anyox tonight. I of tnis prec{ous metaI ;n a ,ow grade | ment_    It  wcm)d   be folly for U������J l0  ! cooper ore, ahd   their  concentrates, | spend   $30,000   in  getting ready lo  The  C.P.R. resumes  its summer shipped . to   the Tacoma    smelter,'work   the   ore   already disclosed in  passenger train schedule ou Sunday, yielding   about   ������1000  per car, are' the McKinley mines until  there  is  stage; and  Whereas, at considerable expense  to the owners who,   in   anticipation  and after careful consideration of  the facts derived from this examination, it is our opinion that the development of the agricultural, timber and mineral resources is impracticable u-der ttie present conditions  of transportation, but that with  transportation iaoilities provided for  by the extension of tbe railway from  Lyneh Creek such development  would be entirely practicable) and in  all probability of inestimable value  to the province"; and  Whereas, the construction of this  road does not present any serious  engineering difficulties, being practically a water grade, should be constructed below the average cost of  railroads in the province; and  Whereas, the development of this  district is practically impossible for  the reason that capital will not invest in the development of our resources where the market for the  product is shut off by transportation costs which aliminate all possibility of profit; therefore  Be it Resolved, That we, the prop  of transportation being available, erty owners of the North Fork, would  the provincial government has in-I urge upon the government the ne-  stalled a diamond drill in the camp cecity for the completion of the  to further prospect their claims; and ' Kettle Valley railway by Sop-ember,  Whereas, -he provincial govern- J PJ22, and we would strongly protest  ment in 101*1 appointed Mr. \. G. I against any further extension of  Larsen (an eminent engineer) '���������to.time being granted beyond the  ascertain the need in this section furl above date; and  rsilway connection with existing j Further be it Resolved,That copios  lines and the possibilities of freight of this resolution be forwarded to:  tonnage for such railway when : Hon. Minister of Kailways, Mr,  built"; and JReid;llon.   Martin   Burred;   Hon.  Whereus, Mr. A. G L-irsen's gen j John Oliver, Premier and Minister  eral conclusion is "after thorough ; of Railways lor the Province; .1. K.  observation ofthe various conditions j W. Thompson, Member Provincial  indicative of the future possibilities Legislature; James J. Warren, Presi-  for the development of the natural; dent Kettle Valley Railway eom-  rtidourcudof the   district   examined, I pany.  BlBBgHBHBMIlMI  sgmwsmmms^im&mmsBmiBam  w&wm\mmmmmmm,Mmm3m^wmmmm.  mwmsmfflSMm&ismmmMBwwBmmwmmmiiiiBim  m&tia ^..,,.-_:....T  THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B. G.  out? femfc Works H>tm  AN  INDEPENDENT  NEWSPAPER  G. A.  EVANS. EDITOR AHO PU3L.ISHER  SUBSCRIPTION RATES���������PAYABLE IN ADVANCE  One Year (in Canada and Great Britain)......... .Sl.OO  One Year (in the United States)    1.50  Address all communications to  Thk Grand Forks Sun,  I iionk 101 R Grand Forks, B. C.  OFFfCK:    COLUMHIA AVEXUK AND LAKK STREET.':  ."FRIDAY, APR.II/30, 1020  The data printed in this week's issue of The  Sun about the resources of the. North  Fork-  country  and  the mineral wealth of Franklin  camp furnish incontrovertible proof that that  district is capable of supplying sufficient, tonnage  to   make  a railway  from  this city to  the  mines  in  Franklin a paying proposition.  With this evidence at hand, the people of the  district feel chagrined, to say the least, at the  action of the Ottawa.government  in granting  the Kettle Valley line  an   extension of time  in   which   to  complete  its line up the North  Fork.   Mr. 'Bun-ell's passive  inactivity  when  -the matter was before  the house  is as much  condemned by the citizens of this  section   of  the country as is the action of Mr. Green, the  member  for  Nelson, a\1io got upon the'floor  of the house and spoke in favor of the delay.  A List why'Mr. Green trespassed on ''affairs that  should have concerned our   local   member  is  probably 'best  known   by  Mr.   Green.    The  advice    that  the  people  of   Grand    Forks  would like to personally convey to Mr.  Green  is, that he attend to the business of his  con-  stitoency.    If he  does this  satisfactorily, he  will have all he can do!   '  It is not easy to realize the magnitude of  tlie task of reconstruction that France must  undertake. According to the director-general  of the technical service, building along will  require 22,000,000 tons of material and the  labor of 700,000 men for a year, and work on  highways and railways will take 3,000,000 tons  of material and the labor of 15,000 men for a  year.  Can it possibly be true, as a 'cynic alleges,  that many wives had rather be a man's treasurer than his treasure?  He who is concerned about  the  shortcomings  of others  is  often conceited about his  o  own  He who works when he does not have to  work will not have to work when ho does not  want to work.  A Soldier-Settler's Despairing Act-An Official Narrative  In tlie general sense of tlie term poverty iu  British Columbia is not understood. There is  an idea abroad, of course, that the people find  it difliclut to elude the spectre of want. But  hunger and thirst, aro looked upon more in the  nature of a state of mind rather than an actual  condition. It would not occur to the aAera-'-e  thinking person, for instance, that in a land of  plenty any of its people would be so reduced  in circumstances that the "next meal" could  assume a problematical event. And tin* inner  ent weakness to place too much reliance in the  Micawbor theory invariably discounts the  belief that the few isolated o:-!.������."* ;���������������������������!������������������ ns ;iad as  the indefinite .reference would ������"������k to portray.  That a grateful country ,:ouid allow one of its  former fighting men to struggle for very existence is a circumstance not easy to grasp. Yet  it requires very little mor than a cursory glance  nver the files ofthe British Columbia returned  soldiers' aid commission to discover  that  the  full force of domestic'tragedy has invaded the  homes of more than one of those gallant vvar-  r-'ors who offered their bodies to the ex-kciis'er's  hordes as a rampart in defence of civilization.  Is it possible to believe that in the J3rovince  of British' Columbia primitive    methods  of  burial have been resorted   to  for  the  simple  reason that a family has not possessed sufficient of this world's goods to bear the cost of a  decent'funeral'? The official records ofthe commission relate such a narrative, a narrative almost beyond conception in an age when social  progress   has  reached a plane never believed  possible a century ago. Yet the story is a simple one and its tragic details is.ma.de the more  poignant because one  of  the  players in   the  tragedy was a former member of the Canadian  expeditionary force. "^  The scene was a little homestead five miles  from a settled community fairly well known  in one of the promising districts of the province. In the family there were man and wife  and five children. The sixth tiny tot came to  town five weeks ago. The .arrival of the newly  born had been anticipated with joy by the settler and his mate. In a few days, however, long,  before the mother regained her strength, influenza invaded the home. The malady took a  severe form and with scarcely a rally after the  first onslaught both mother and child passed  into the Great Beyond.  How to find the wherewithal to give his departed loved '-ones-a decent funeral seized the  sorrowing husband in its ghastly hopelessness.  He had no money. For months past he had  labored long and diligently fighting his way  towards indopendence upon the land which he  had selected under the aegis; of the Dominion  soldier settlement board to support himself  and his wife and bairns. The struggle, however, had been a hard one. Such results of his  labor as were tangible went to provide the  bare necessities of life. 'He had not: known the  satisfaction of a margin with which some of  little extras could be obtained for his youngsters. And this new calamity faced him. His  sense of pride impelled him to keep his own  counsel. It was then that primitive instincts  and the horror of a burden of debt combined  forces and delivered him to an extraordinary  resolve. This soldier settler, one of Canada's  army who had marched away at the call of  the flag) a warrior who had looked death in  tho face for many hours on end, began to dig  a grave under the eaves of his own dwelling.  He toiled alone until his task Was accomplished and then he laid' his dead wife and the lifeless mite in the crude grave of his  own  fash-  c.v.  Ileal Est.-rtr- and Insurance  of our Optieal Work is always fair,  hut price is, of couisp. of secondary  consideration when you compare it  with careful examination and  Properly Fitted.Glasses  You can he sure of both if you  come to us Good eyesight is of  ������uch importance that you should not  neglect your eyes.  A. D. MORRISON  Jeweller and Optician  GRAND FOURS, B.C.  OROirARUS,  FARM   LANDS  AND   CITY  PKOPKKTY  Exje'loiit-fa'ilities for solliiiK your fauns  We have fttfeuts ������e all Cciiwi and I'rairie  Points.  WJ5 CAHRY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE.  DEALKR IN POLES. POSTS ANI) TIES,  ANI) l*ARM PRODUCE  Reliable information'rcaardins: this district  cheerfully  furnished.     Wo solicit yoin   on-,  quirles.  GRAND FORKS  Transfer Company  DAVIS S HANSEN, Props  City Baggage and General  Transfer  Coal,   Wood  and   Ice  for Sale  Office   at   R.   F.   Petrie's  Store  Phone 64  wti*mmmwam  TENDERS FOR COAL  OEALEU TENDERS.addrescerl to the under  0 sinned and endorsed "Qiintiitioii f.>r  Coal, Dominion Iluildiiitfs. British Columbia "  will be received Until 12 O'CLOCK NOON.  MONDAY, MAY 17, 1920, for the supply of  coal for the public buildings throu -hout the  prcivlupp of liritish   I'olumbi'i.  Combined specificaiiou and form of tender  can be obtained from the I'urchnsiiiK Agent,  Department of I'ublic works, Ottawa, aud  from the Curi'takers of the different Dominion r'ui!din������rs.  '1'eiidcra will tint be considered unless  made on the forms .implied by the Department and in accordance with the conditions  set forth therein.  Each tender  must be accompanied   by an  accepted cheque on a chitrie-ed bank   payable  to the order of Ihe Minister of Public Works,  equal to 10 p.c- of the amount, of the  tender.  War Loan Bonds of the Dominion  will also be   Ol >?{\(\  accepted   ns   security,  or    war   bonds   . and ' ������������'���������*������������������"���������  cheques   if .required   to  make   up   an "odd I  amount.  By order,  K. C. DE3ROCHER3,  *������������������������.'.'.��������� Secretary  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, Ont.. April 12. 1920.  NAP  The Coryell Residence  This is.an' eight roomed house in  excellent state of repair, situated on  the .outskirts'of" the city, being Lot 7,  Block 5, and comprising abont 4 acres  of finest cultivated land.  We consider this property worth  $3000 easily.  TodayJ it is  offered   for  For further particulars see  JAS.H-RYLEY, Davis  Block, or  GEO. C. EGG, Manager for Ilujih  W. Robertson.  Job Printing at The Sun office at! You can not reach The Sun's  practically the same prices as before | numerous readers except through  the big war started.    ! its advertising columns.  lomng.  Happily, however, there is a sequel to this  narrative. News ol' the man's desperate resort  reached the provincial returned soldiers' commission. Not a minute was wasted in prelimi  naries, and to cover the expense of the customary burial procedure a cheque was issued  from the offices of the commission in the parliament buildings.  Perhaps no instance of domestic tragedy  which has come to tlie attention of the commission equails in ghastly detail the case of  this soldier settler. It must not be supposed,  however, that there is any lack in the variety  of suffering* endured in many instances with  little or more than a murmur. Nor does any  appeal which possess the least merit go unsatisfied. The commission could use ten times its  annual vote of a quarter of a million dollars in  alleviating deserving cases of hardship among  former members of the Canadian expeditionary force, and it was small wonder the soldier  members of the legislature paid clue tribute to  the work carried on by the commission in its  own nnostentious fashion.  Every document on what Secretary Pyke  call the commission's "thank you''file provides  the proof that many returned men's families  have obtained both human sympathy and practical aid at the hands of this department of  the provincial service.  Of all present-day Sewing Machines.  Why buy**a machine at which you have  to sit in an awkward position, when you  may just as well have one with which it  is a pleasure to sew? The White Rotary  Sit-Strate is just the machine you want.  Sold on easy monthly payments bjl  cTVfiller (^Gardner  Complete Home Furnishers!  r  The  Art in Telephoning*  Telephoning has become so matter-of-fact  that most of us consider that to telephone  properly is an art. In fact it is an art to  do anything well. We should never let  courtesy depart from an action, no matter  how frequently it is performed.  In answering the telephone we should  never forget that the person who called  anticipates an announcement as to whom  is making the reply. Particularly is this  the case in business���������announce your firm  and your name, and the introduction is  complete without any roundabout questioning.  It is a courtesy every one engaged in  business can extend, a courtesy that is  ai ways appreciated. , *  THE .��������� SU'te' :JBAND    FOEK.&,    13.. G.  News Items and. Comment Which  .Appeared in The Sun for the.  Corresponding Week Eigh-  "',";���������'  teen Years Ago  Tuesday night a little past 6 o'clock  good, cheer was brought to the hearts  of a patiently waiting people when the  ��������� wires ticked off the result of the decision of Judge Irvine iti the V.. V. &  E. ihjunction case in the supreme  court at "Victoria, as it established the  validity of the charter rights in question and insures to the people of tho  Boundary country competitive railway advantages.  Plans are being matured by the  Grand Forks school board, which is in  session as we go to pt'ess, for appropriate ceremonials in celebratiou   of   the  r opening and dedication of the city's  new, commodious and handsome stone  ' and brick school houss.the pride of its  promoters and by far the most sub .  stantial educational edifice in the  Boundary country.,  Gus Anderson, a railroad laborer,  made an attempt at suicide Monday  morning in the Grand ^Central - hotel  on Bridge street by stabbing himself  eighteen times, bnt the attempt was a  failure. .  The departure of the South African  recruits Monday night   was  an   ocea-  sioff for display of enthusiastic   patri  otism, and the boys departed amid   a  blaze of glory.      -'.-.'.   '  Aid. Robert Harvey has sold the  Windsor hotel, on the corner of  Bridge "and First streets, to Alex  Fraser, of the Province hotel, for  $6000.  The directors of the Grand Forks  Athletic and Driving Park association  on Thursday let the eontracts for  grading and fencing the grounds.  J. H. Hodson, the Columbia grocer, has a new brightly painied delivery wagon on the Toad.  Geo. W. Floyd, the Rose Hill dairy  man, is but.in a new and up-to-date  delivery wagon.  Aid. Wasson has been dangerously  sick the past week  Very Busy  The young lawyer had just opened  his new office,--where the paint was  hardly dry.. Hearing a step outside,  and seeing a man's form through the  glass of the door, he stepped over to  the brand new telephone and assumed  the appearance of being in deep conversation.  "Very well, Mr. Allen." he was  taking, as the vistor entered. "I'll at  tend to that government work all  right, although I'm frightfully rushed  just how. Overwhelmed with case--.  . . . .Quite right... .Oh, yes.. . .Certainly... .Goodbye."  Hanging up the receiver, he turned  to his visitor.  "Excuse me for interrupting  you  sir," said the stranger, apologetically.  "I've just come along to   connect   up  the telephone."  | RINGS better buying opportunities right to your very door and offers you a  selection of merchandise unrivalled in assortment, quality and price.  Furniture, Household Goods, Farm Implements and Machinery, > in addition to  Wearing Apparel in the latest Spring and Summer styles, are listed in great variety,  and as EATON priced, will be found values hard to beat.  If your copy has not yet arrived, do not delay in sending for one.    Your name and  address on a post card will be sufficient.  ���������     DO MOT DE  m  *ass������  /T.  WINNIPEG  ���������anei3!a3assa!^sisa>xstaaf!r!riiammxsBBaa3s^!xisasa3sacaac  The Deacon's Parable  A self conscious and egotistical  young clergyman was supplying the  pulpit of a country church. After the  service he asked one of the deacons, a  grizzled, plain-spoken man, what he  thought of his morning effort  '���������Wall," said the old man, slowly,  "I'll ye in a kind of parable. I re  member Tunk Woathurbee's fust deer  hunt, when he was green. He fullered  the deer's tracks all right, but he fol-  lered them all day in the wrong direction."  Brown, relating his   adventures,   was  asked   if   they  visited Venice in the J  course of their travels.  "I say,Mary " he asked his daugh-i  ter, "did we go to Venice?"  ���������'Why, no, dad; don't   you   rem em  ber? We got to the station, but   there'  was a Hood on, so we didn't get out."  Yale  Barber Shop  Razor Honing a Specialty"  REAL ESTATE  FJKK INSURANCE  and Financial Agents  liruiiuli   Office:  Koysil  Jiimk  Bldft.  GEO. C. EGG    ���������  in ch:ir������c  get a new situ  A Mule's Epjtaph  An army mule at one  of   the   can  ton men ts "went west."    Tlie    private j he|.e em.y le��������� ti,iys t0  who had charge of the last   rites   had   atjoll "  to   fill out   the   regulation form, and    came across the suggestion, "Disposi-       A donkey stepped into a store   one  tion of carcass." ;day find asked for the proprietor, who  After a moment's thought   Sammie   walked out ->i his private office to meet  wrote on the blank line: jhim, but w u surprised to see   a   don-  "Mean auk deceitful." ^key in his store. "Why aro you here?"  '.      \      ~. ne asked,    "Yon know that tins* is no  Not in Their Line 'p|ace  for  a donkey."    "I am'here,"  The Browns (father and   daughter)  said the donk'ey, "because I saw your  had been doing Italy     On returning,  advertisement on the fence that   sur  Well Known  "The girl has no reference from her  previous mistress, but I will take her  if you are-sure that you know her  personally," the desperate searcher  for a servant said. J  "Oh. yes, I know Mary well," the:  employment agent declared.     ,"WhyJFAHM   LANJ)S OUR  SPECIALTY  Nelson       GRAND FORKS       Trail  I've known her for ten years. Through  all    that   time  she's   been comin������ in i BBnsaEaBBaBHBB6HfflGBBaB������aEBBHSffl  rounds my pasture. I knew that you,  too, must be a donkey, or you would  have placed your advertisement in a  live newspaper, where it would be  read by people, not donkeys. Being  lonesome today I thought I would be  neighborly and call on you."  If you don't see it in The Sun it  didn't happen, or it wasn't worth  mentioning.  P. A. Z. PARE,  Proprietor  Yam-: IIotkl, Imi-st .Stkkkt  O  tit   {      ���������  *"������������������������       ii -'. 11  DON'T HESITATE!  PHONE 101R  FORFINE PRINTING  Padlock Safety Paper, for private  hunkch'-ekH, kept in stock by The  Sun Jed) Department.  P  WEBER'S  IMS AND CLEANiN  WORKS  Phone 200 P.O. Sox 125  Grand Forks, IJ. C.  AND PICTURf FRAMING  Furniture   Made   to  Order.  Also Repairing *f all Kinds.  Upholstering  Neat]v  R. G. McCUTCHEON  WINNIPEG AVENUF  "in- , -.^.-.V-,*  .���������J_.-,i     -i     ���������J-.  :.:-,:?t,.C  THE   SUN.    GKAND    FORKS,    B. C.  *,  ICE CREAM PARLOR  "���������Maple Leaf" Ice Cream  Crushed Fruit Sunclue������  Special Snndncs  Ire C������������>am Sodas  Phosphates  Milk Shakes  Finest Parlors iu tbe Boundary  Country. Courteous Service.  Open after the show.  ROBERT F.  PETRIE  Second door from Empress Theatre  News- ofthe City  HOW YOU CAN TELL  GENUINE ASPIRIN  Only Tablets with "Bayer Cross"  are Asnirin���������-No others\  Capt. and Mrs. P. S. Thompson,  who were married in Regina last  week, arrived in (jrand Forks Monday night. Capt. Thompson is one  of the'recent settlers in the district,  and Mrs. Thompson, nee Miss Neda  Clark, -��������� comes direct from North  Wales. They have, ta'ken up their  residence in the f.sme house, in the  Ruckle addition, which Mr. Thompson has purchased.  Carl Metheson, of Edmonton,  Alta , is the new owner of the 0.  Ed burg .ranch south of town. The  farm consists of 75 acres of bottom  land, and it is well improved. The  deal .was .'transacted-' through the  a.ency of Meggitt it Knight, who  have been selling so many farms,  lately fo buyers from the prairie.  Mr. Mathcson expects his family  here early'Next month  "Mutt and JerFs Dream," at the  Empress theater last Saturday night  proved to be an unpleasant nightmare. It is said the manager of,, the  company claimed the management  of the local theater was responsible  ior the altitudinous prices of admission. It is also.stated thatthe members of trouu had return tickets to  'San Francisco. They belong on the  Barbara coast in that city.  Perishable Goods  A colored soldier at the parcel post  window of a Nojthern camp: "Ah  wants to insure this 'ere package,  cause Ah wants mah gal in Florida to  get it sure."  "What does the package contain1?"  asked the clerk mechanically.  "Dat's a shoe box full ob snow,  boss, and Ah'm mighty anxious foh  Ca'line to get it, kase she's never  done seed no snow befo',"  There is only one Aspirin, that marked  with the "���������'.Uiiyer Cross"���������all other tablets ��������� are  only acid imitations.  Genuine "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin"  have been prescribed by physicians for  nineteen years and proved safe by millions for Pain, Headache, Neuralgia,  Colds, Eheuinatism,  Lumbago, Neuritis.  Handy tin boxes of 12 tablets���������also  larger "Bayer" packages, can be had  at any drug store.    Made in Canada.  Aspirin is the trade mark (registered  in Canada), of Bayer Manufacture of  Monoa'ccticacidester of Salicylicacid.  Whiie.it is well known that Aspirin  means Bayer.manufacture, to assist the  public against imitations, the Tablets of;  Bayer Company, Ltd., will be stamped  with their general trade mark, the  "Bayer Cross."   .  Strayed���������-i yearling heifers;  brand H. fl on left hip; reward.  Frank Hoelzel,  Grand   Forks, B. C.  Box 514.    ������������������'.*.���������  Four yearling Jersey heifer calves  for sale. Apply C.V. Meggitt.  Automobiles for Sale���������1 Mitchell  5-passenger, 1 Mitchell Roadster aDd  1 Ford,   Apply C. V. Meggitt.  FRENCH IVORY  Beautiful and New  JUST RECEIVED, a new shipment comprising all the latest designs direct from fashion  counter. Hair Brushes, Mirrors, Table Trays  and other articles.- Come in. We are sure to  have something to match your set.  JOHN GRASSICK  Successor to TIMBERLAKE, SON CBl, CO.'  LAND REGISTRY ACT  Chan2������in.|������ Times  Goshall���������Wno's your friendl  Hemlock���������He is a shoe dealer who  used-to be known as "The   man   who  made S3 famous."  "Don't they call him thatnowl"  "No, he   is    making   $10   famous  now���������" .  -;Ha! Igettcha���������"  "With the same kind of shoes."    ,  Mrs. J. C. Taylor on Saturday received a telegram from Vancouver  con'aining the sad news that her  mother, Mrs. Gilbert��������� Gilmour, had  died in that city that day from the  effects of a paralytic, stroke. The  ate Mrs. Gilmour is survived by  three daughters���������"Mrs. J. C. Taylor,  of this city, Mrs. Cbas. Bentall oi  Vancouver, and another married  daughter in southern California.  She was weil known in this city,  having resided here with her daugb  ter at intervals for a number of  years.  The case of Laws vs. The V. V.  ec E. Railway company, for ������600  dtmages, was tried in the county  court in this city yesterday, Judge  Brown presiding. Pincott of lWs-  land appeared lor plaintiff, and  Hav.laud of Vancouver For the de  fendaut company. Judgment was  reserved  The sawmill at Lynch Creek closed  down lor an indefinite period this  week. It i.-* stated tbat about one  million feet of logs, broke away from  the boom and came down to Smelter lake.  ,,The condition of Mrs. H. Donnan  who has been critically ill for some  time past, is reported to be slightly  improved.  A Big -Newspaper Bargain  , The Piinceof Wales has captured  the hearts of all Canada. Rich and  poor, old and young, are enraptured  with his easy manner and happy expression. He is so different to what  many expected.  No wonder a great demand has  been created for a real life-like portrait of our popular future king.  Photographers and artists have failed  to secure a satisfactory snapshot of  the royal visitor. He was not here to  pose for them. It remained for The  Family Herald and Weekly Star of  Montreal to secure a portrait that  would be satisfactory, and they have  succeeded. Just before leaving for  Canada the prince gave a special sitting to the celebrated London, England, photographer, VanDyke. The  agents of The Family Herald were  instructed to secure the right to re  produce it in Canada, and that great  weekly is now offering it to its  readers.  The Sun has succeeded in making  an arrangement with The Family  Herald and Weekly Star by which  our readers may have The Sun, Tha  Family Herald and Weekly Star for  one year and a copy of the portrait for  $2.25. The demand for this portrait  in Canada will be enormous, and we  advise pur readers to take advantage  of this opportunity without delay.  To each of the parties whose names are set  out in the first column in . the Schedule  hereto.  TAKK NOTICE that-applications have.been-  : made to register the Corporation of the  City of Grand Forks as owner in Fee under  certain Tax Sale Deeds issued by'the Collector of the Corporation of the said City of  the lands set out in the third column of the  Schedule hereto.  .. Further TakeNotice that yon are required  to contest.the Claim of the said Corporation  of the City of Grand-Forks us Tax Purchaser  within SO days from the date of the service  of this Notice (which may be effected by advertisement mi five consecutive issues in a  newspaper circulating in Grand Forks).  And Wheiens applications have been made  for certificates of; Indefensible title to the  above mentioned lands respectively in the  name of the Corporation of the City of  Grand Forks.  And Whereas ah investigating the title to  the respective parties set oiit in the first  column of schedii e here4o it is found that  prior to the 4'h day of September, l')17, (being- the date on which the said lands were sold  for oveuiue taxes), each of yem whose names  'ire set out ia the first column of the schedule  hereto appears by the records of the Land  Registry Office or the Assessment Roll of the  Corporation of the City of Grand forks to  have the right or interest set. out in the second column of the said schedule hereto.  Now Ehere ore Take Notice that I shall  effect registration in pursuance of such applications and at the same time issue certificates of Indefeasible title to the said lands  respectively in the name of the Corporation  of the City of Gi and Forks unless you or any  of you take nnd prosecute the proper proceedings to establish your claim, if any, to  the lands set out respectively in tho said  schedule opposite your respective names or  to prevent such proposed action on my part.  Dated at the Land Registry Office.   Kam-  loops, this'list dny of March, A.D. 1920.  H. V. CRAIG.  District Registrar.  SCHEDULE.  '  I'ROl'ERTV.  .Lot 3,Blk.  29,Mnp 121  John A. Manly....Registered owner .Part     of  oi an interest.        Lots8&4.  Blk.l.Map  .23.  Lloyd A. Manlv..Registered owner Part   . of  of an interest.        Lots 8 & 4.  , Ulk.l.Map  23.  Hugh-Kim ....Registered owner of.Part  Lots  3 ������������������&A. Blk  1, Map 23.  Assessed owner of..Lots 3& 4  Blkl.Map  23.  Sarah Ann Hatl. .Registered owner. Lots  10 &  and      Asssessed 16, Blk. 4,  owner. Map 2.*>.  H. V. CRAIG.  District Registrar.  SAME. CAPACITY.  F. O. Buerkman.. Assessed owner.  S.T.HULL  Real Estate and Insurance  Established 1910  No profiteering���������The Sun, 81,00.  Mil's   Ivy   Ward, who   has   h������e������  visiting visiting with  Mrs. H, VVeb  er for the past two  weeks, returned  to her home in Nelson on  Tuesday.  H,   W.   Young  left   for Franklin  camp on Monchiv.  Very Desirable  ix-room  iu liest residential section.    For  quick sale  S. T. HULL  Real Estate and Insurance  r:v^.K-"������a^.E5S������a,8E'B-ns^^  8 s**\ %v������-^ ^:r~ "  Fred Russell and "Tuck"  Harper  returned from Halcyon   on   Friday I  Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Forsyth arrived in the city on Saturday from  prairie provwif; .*���������<-. They are home-  seekers.  -Mrs. CiHr-jy is dangerously ill.  0P  All Tied Up  For want of help. Our  Classified Want Ads.  will untie H\g knots.  We malte this a g'c od  i , ���������"*.<.* so that inteI2i-  yei*������i people will read  it, and they do.  Isn't that the kind of  help you want?  mm^mmmm^m^m  OrclmrcLs       Farms       Farmlands  City Property  We have excellent facilities for selling- your  property. Agents at Nelson, Calgary nnd  other Prairie points. Vancouver Agents:  STEHLING INVESTMENTS  K ELLIOT &ITTEU  R'liahle information regarding this district  cheerfully furnished. We solicit your enquiries.  AT YOUR  SERVICE  Modern Kigs   and Good  Horses at Ail  Hours  at  the  Model Livery Barn  M. H. Burns, Prop.  Phone 68 Second Street  GENERAL TRANSFER BUSINESS  AND DEALER IN  Offick!  F. Downey's Cigar Sfure  PETERSEN & DINSMORE, Proprietors  FOR SALE���������Six-room house  one block from post office;  very central; &ood business  location; easy terms. Apply  Sun oflice.  RIDE A BICYCLE  Cycling is easy when you ride the high grade Bicycles  I sell���������the wheels that run smoothly year after year. Let  me explain to you my easy sale plan on terms.  First-Class Repair Work done in Rlackpinithing, Brazing,  Aluminum Soldering, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Wood-  work, Etc.  E7T?   Opposite G. F."G:irnjie  Ull  GRAND FOBKS, B. C.  Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Clock  Padlock Safety Paper, for  private   "DIAMOND   DYE"  OLD  bankch'pc.ks, kept in stock   by   The  Sun Job Department.  Those wishing neat sign painting  to. ornament their business places  should call on W. P. O'Connor, a  returned soldier.  GARMENTS LIKE NEW  Any woman can dye faded, shabby  wearing apparel, whether wool, silk, cotton, linen or mixed goods to any color,  just like new, by following simple directions in each package of "Diamond Dyes."  Good  Prin till!  npHE value of well-  printed, neat ap-  pearmg stationery as  a means of getting and  holding desirable business has been amply  demonstrated. Consult us before going  elsewhere.  Wedding invitations  Ball programs  Business cards  Visiting cards  Shipping tags  Letterheads  Statements  ISToteheads  Pamphlets  Price lists  Envelopes  Billheads  Circulars  Dodgers  Posters  Menus  And commercial and  society printing of every  description.  Let us quote you our  prices.  w Type  Latest Style,  Faces  xE  Columbia Avenue and  TELEPHONE  R 101  Minimum price of flrat-clasa land  reduced to $5 an acre; second-class to  $2.59 .an acre.  Pre-emption now confined to surveyed lands only.  Records will be granted covering only  land suitable for agricultural purposes  wid which Is non-timber land.  Partnership pre-emptions abolished,  but partiea of not more than four may  arrange for adjacent pre-emptions  with joint residence, but eaeh making  necessary, improvements on respective  claims.     -*��������������������������� --,. ������*  Pre-emptors must occupy claims for  five years and make Improvements to  value of ?10 per aero, including clearing and cultivation of at least 5 acres,  before receiving Crown Grant.  Where pre-emptor in occupation kot  less than 3 years,.and has 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 resi-  . dence may be issued, provided applicant .makes improvements to extent of  $300 per annum and records same each  year. Failure to make Improvements  or record same will operate as forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained in  k"*8-than 5 years, and improvements  of-$10.00 per acre, including 5 acres  cleared and cultivated, and residence  of at least 2 years are required.  Pre-emptor holding Crown grant  may record another pre-emption, if he  requires land in conjunction with his  farm, without actual occupation, provided statutory improvements made  and residence maintained on Crown  granted land.  v  Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20  acres, may be leased as homesites;  title to be obtained after fulfilling residential and improvement conditions.  For grazing and industrial purposes  areas exceeding 610 acres may be  leased by one person or company.  Mill, factory or industrial sites on  timber land not exceeding 40 acres  may be purchased; ooniitions include  payment of stumpage.  Natural hay meadows inaccessible  by sxisting 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.  PRE-EM-PTORS'      FREE      GRANTS  ACT.  The scope of this Act is enlarged to  Include all persons Joining and serving with His Majesty's Forces. The  time within wh'ioh the heirs or devisees  of a deceased pre-emptor may apply  for title under this Act is extended  from for one year from the death of  such person, as formerly, until one  year after the conclusion of the present  war. This privilege is also made retroactive.  No fees relating to pre-emptions are  due or payable by soMiers on preemptions recorded after June 2G, 1918  Taxes are remitted for five years  Provision for return of moneys accrued, due and been paid since August  4, 1911, on account of payments, fees  or taxes on soldiers' pre-emptions.  Interest on agreements to purchaso  ���������^Wi, elty lots hel<1 by members of  Allied Forces, or. dependents, acquired  direct or indirect, remitted from enlistment to March 31. 1920.  SUB-PURCHASERS   OF   CROWN  LANDS.  Provision made for issuance of  Crown ccrnnts to fub-purchasers of  Crown Lands, acquiring rights from  purchasers who failed to complete  purchase, Involving forfeiture, on ful-  lihinent of cotKlitiuins of purchase, interest and taxes. Where sub-purchas-  era do not claim whole of original parcel, purchaso price due and taxes may  be distributed proportionately over  whole area. Applications must bo  made by May 1,  ii)20.  GRAZING.  Ci-nzlng Act, 11119, for systematic  development of livestock Industry provides for grazing districts and range  administration under Commissioner.  Annual grazing permits Issued based  ~r. . umbers ranged; priority for estab-  ���������i '���������    owners.      Stock-ownors    may  lorm Associations for range manage-  nu-.it. Frno, or partially free, permits  f.-r .-ci.-.lor... campers or travellers, up  >u ten 'icad.  BOOT   REPAIRING  TAKE  your  ropulrH to   Armson, fiboe   re  nuiror.    The   Hub,    Look  for  the   Big  Boot.

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