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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Aug 9, 1918

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 Government Wants Platinum, and Will Aid,Its  Development  William Thomlinson, ore sampler  and collector for the Canadian  munitions resources commission,  noting occurrences of. several of the  rarer mineral, especially platinum-  bearing ore3 and placer sands, arrived in Grand Forks on Sunday  on a professional visit.  Mr. Thomlinson stated that he  had been informed that there were  indications of platinum-hearing  ore in the Maple Leaf mine in  Gloucester camp, and he came here  for the purpose of investigating the  report. Resident Engineer Freeland  took him up to the camp on Monday morning. It is expecjted that  he will return to the city tomorrow  night.  Mr. Thomlinson is one of the best  known mining engineers in the  ' west. He stated that if the mining  men of; the district so wished, be  would give them a short address on  the rarer minerals.on his return to  the city. Platinum, he said, is now  worth $105 an onnce, and if anyone  has a property with a platinum  showing ihe government will advance the capital required to develop it. ���������  The pressing need of platinum is  shown in the fact that the war in  duhtries board of the United States  has ordered that 75 per cent of the  stock of platinum in the hands of  manufacturing chemists be commandeered and also tbe complete stock  held by importers, refiners aud dealers, and even this measure will only  filla temporary gap. The appeal to  women to demand gold, silver or a  white alloy in place of platiuum for  their jewelry is declared to have had  disappointing results, and fashion's  craze for this product, because it has  become worth five times more than  gold, curtailed highly important research work.  Patinum opens up most interest  ing possibilities In connection with  British Columbia miuiog, The Russian mines from which 95 per cent  of tbe world's supply has come in  the past, are reported to be nearly exhausted, and at any rate they are  now under German control; the United States has not enough in sight  for its probable war needs during the  next two or three years, and for  years to come there is expected to be  desperate need for the metal.  In a recent press bulletin of the  United Slates bureau of mines the  marvelous ductility of platinum  could be better conceived, it was  stated, when it is considered that  out of a single troy ounce of metal  it is possible to make an almost infinitely slender wire that would reach  about 1300 miles.  Platinum is necessary in the production of nitric aud sulphuric acid,  the essential in all explosives; it is  absolutely necessary in the manufacture of special pyrometers, and no  gun can be made without the use of  a pyrometer. Some necessary signal  ���������in'um: each telephone and telegraph  instrument has platinum contacts;  every high grade magneto for aeroplanes, automobiles, motor boat or  gas engine has from two to six contacts of platinum, and without platinum all experiments in gasses would  be greatly handicapped.  .. The platinum discoveries of tbe  Tulameen, in the Similkameen, are  no new discoveries. They were discovered in the year 1885,since when,  it is estimated, 20,000 oz.'have been  recovered from the streams draining  the slopes of the Olivine mountains,  its occurrence with tbe gold varying  from one part of platinum to four  parts of gold to equal proportions of  each.  The source of the platinum was  (-stablished by Prof. J. F. Kemp of  the United States geological survey  in the peridotite and pyroxenite  rocks of the Olivine mountains in  1900, when be did considerable  work on it. His conclusions���������to be  found in Camsell's report of the Tulameen district������������������-were that the original source of the platinum found in  the streams was in both the peridotite and pyroxenite and the placers  were derived from these in the ordinary process of decomposition, ero  sion and stream concentration. His  "conclusions were based on both the  distribution of the placers and the  occurrence of olivine , chromite and  pyroxene with the platinum in the  nuggets. No other source than that  ascribed would seem possible from  the knowledge ��������� of the relation of  platinum to rocks of this character  in Russia and other parts of the  world. ' .'���������   v  cial court house in this city. In;  public life he took an active part.  He was mayor of the city for four  terms, besides serving three years  as alderman and five years as police  and license commissioner, and in all  otlicial transactions he discharged  his duties with marked ability.    He  a   member of the L. O. L., of Officer Who  Trained His  LI  S  Engineers Arrive  in Gity  and Are Ready to Commence Work  Gather the Wild Berries  The Canada food board   calls   upon  people at .summer resorts and residents  in suitable areas to make an    immedi  ate drive ou the wild   berry   patches  Small fruits in general are scarce this  year, but the wild berries are as abun  dantas usual.    In some parts of Canada they constitute a   rich   source   of  food supply that in the past has   been  left practically untapped,   but   which  must now be utilized as far  as   possi  ble. The main argument forgathering  the wild berries is the shortage of butter in Europe.  During the winter   of  1918 19 jam must he used extensively  on this continent as   a substitute  for  butter, and the finest flavored jam in  the world is that which is made  from  wild berries,  Every one living within range of a  wild berry area is asked to help, and  the summer resort resident especially  should lend a hand in this campaign.  The youngsters can be sent out with  pails until they are tired of picking,  and the housekeeper can do her part  by making jam and preserves as fast  as the berries are brought in to her.  Anyone who has wild berries grow  ing on his property and who is unable  to have them picked himself, can co  operate by iuviting any outsiders who  are so disposed to come in and help  themselves. It all moans the prevention of waste and a material addition  to the country's food supply.  Some   districts    are     particularly  \V. E. Biker, A. E. Lawley nnd E.  Morrow, who have been engaged by  the provincial government to make  a thorough survey of a gravity irrigation system for this valley and to  compile an estimate of the cost of  the same, arrived in the city on  Tuesday Mr. Biker, who will superintend the work, has since visited  all parts of the valley, and yesterday  J. A. McCallum took him as far up  the river as Curlew.  While the work will necessarily  be slow owing to the difficulty of  procuring all kinds of labor at present, but Mr. Biker last night expressed the belief that the survey  would be completed and the report  ready in about two month's time.  While not expressing a positive  opinion as to the practicability of  the scheme, he_ said that\ from the  observations he made since his arrival in the city, he saw no insurmountable obstacles in the way of  installing an efficient gravity irrigation system here that would serve  the entire valley. The success of  scheme, however, he said depended  on two words���������economic feasibility.  After the survey has been made  and the eost of the system ascertained, the'propoaition will be submitted to the ranchers of the valley.  The work here will be in charge of  Mr. Lawley, but Mr. Biker, who is  also superintending surveys in other  parts of the province, will make frequent visits to the city. Actual  work on the survey will commence  tomorrow.  was  which he was master of the local  lodge, as well as being a member  and finance secretary of the I. O. F.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church.  In 1879, in Kingston, Ont., he  married Jessie Ann Shannon,daughter oi Robert Shannon, by whom he  is survived. A son and three daughters also mourn his loss���������George,  who is now at the front in France;  Mrs. H. M. Mann, of Anyox, and  Ida and Hattie of this city.  Tbe funeral was bed at 2:30  o'clock Wednesday afternoon from  the family residence on Second  street to the Presbyterian church,  where services were conducted by  Rev. Gordon Tanner and Rev. Munro  of Phoenix. Interment was made in  Everygreencemetery. The pallbearers were Neil McCallum, Jeff Davis,  William Bonthron, John McKie,  Fred Clark and W. K, C Manly.  The remains were followed to their  last resting place by the longest procession of citizens ever seen in this  city, and many beautiful floral  offerings were made, showing the  high esieem in which ihe deceased  was held by his fellow   townspeople.  Men in This Gity Is  Honored  THE STRIKE AT  ANYOX HAS ENDED  DEATH OF A GRAND  FORKS PIONEER  Ex-Mayor . Robert Gaw passed  away at tbe Grand Forks hospital at  12 o'clock on Sunday night, August  4, of cancer of the liver, after a short  illness. An operation for the malady  was made a couple ot weeks ago,  and it was then apparent that there  was no chance of saving the patient's life.  Mr. Gaw was born in County  Down, Ireland, November 15, 1852,  of Scotch parents, being the son of  Robert and Hannah Gaw. He was  educated in the private and public  schools of County Down, and came  to New Brunswick in 1876. From  1S79 1899 he was engaged in the  contracting business and was also  the owner of a sash and door factory  The strike of smeltermen and  miners at the A ./ox and Hidden  creek properties of the Granby company is at an end, according to advices received from Vancouver.  About 1500 men were affected.  The telegrams siy the differences  have been harmonizad and opera-,  tions are proceeding, but the terms  of the settlement are not given. It  is believed ao increase was given to  the electricians only, the wages of  the miners and smeltermen having  advanced before.  The electricians shared in the increase Riven other employees, but  averred their part was not proportionate. A further advance in their  rate of pay was being considered  when the strike was ordered. The  strike begau July 6 and lasted three  weeks.  Official announcement of the gazetting of the military cross to Capt.  D. A. McQuarrie, of Nelson, was received in a dispatch from London  last night.  Capt. McQunrrie is now in England and is in charge, temporarily,  of a camp of 700 men; He expects  to be able to return to France again  soon. The statement from London  reads: "Among those gazetted with  the military cross is Capt. D. A.  McQ.uerrie, Nelson, B. C. He led a  successful raid, capturing prisoners  and inflicting many casualties."  New World Does Not  Want Delusive Peace  Former French War Minister Mil-,  lerand, in reviewing the war, has  summed up the French war aims in  the words, "Prussian militarism must  be destroyed." He said that this  means the restoring of Alsace-Lorraine, uniting of Italian Irridenta,  freedom of Rduuiahia, freedom~of  Transylvania from Hungary, the re  storatiou of Belgium and Serbia, the  establishment of an independent  Slovak state and a free Poland.  He said that the new world did not  cross the Atlantic, accomplishing  daily miracles at which the old world  was astonished and of which they  were the most grateful witnesses,  merely to content itself with a bastard  delusive peace fraught with danger  to all.  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.  77  60  3���������Saturday. ..  .  78  49  .. 82  48  5���������Monday   . 83  50  . 84  51  7���������Wednesday  .. 8S  52  65  52  [nrhrs  ���������Riiir.fn.il      . 0-IS  More than 1500 men in the lead-  silver belt of eastern British Colum- Another company of theatrical  bia, mainly in the Slocan district, mediocrity is heading this way. The  have become beneficiaries through appropriation of tbe name of a once  an   increase   of   pay   which became j famous company by no means lends  effective on July 15.   Under the new !lllslro l0 Poor i'nkators. Half a ccn-  ,        , ��������� , i   , ��������� ,.    ! tury ago the original Bostonians had  sea e   which   was   prepared   bvtne.i      :   ������. ,    .,    ������     ,,.,,- r.,   ,���������,.  11     ,      ��������� a   world-wide   reputation.      .today  union, miners will receive *o a day , ,here ,ue many corapanies    bearing  and muckers 8-1.50 a day. This is an j that name whose members were   re-  increase of 50 cents.    At   the  same  cauitod country villages.  time the charge for board   has  been  ,-.,.->-, . f  or      J.    lv   Thompson, member   for  made "?1 2o a day, an increase of   Jo  ,-,       .    ���������    .       i i  J' , Grand   lorks,    came down     irom  cent's'      _ | Phoenix  on   Monday   to   meet the  government engineer who are  mak-  .    T,.      t       _t     r    l0no. ,     Xt  WdS   reported   from Nelson onj ing u 8Urvev for an   irrigation   sys  rf   m Kingston, Ont.   In 1S99 became | Monday that the Dotikhohors of thatj tem.    Mr Thompson   remained   in  blessed in the stretches of'wild   fruit!10   British Columbia and settled in , c]istrict had threatened   to go  on   a  the city until Wednerday.  they boast and there should be plenty j Grand Forke> and 8*nce that time UP I nude parade tin I-*-- the sixteen Douk  to the time of his death he took   an  Aiding the Farmer  of work for old and   young  in   many jlu lUB "uie U1 llia UBttlu l,c  -u,m   uu   prisoners from   this   city    were   re-I  parts of British   Columbia-in  .shorfcj , active part both iu the business  and   ](;uS(kL     Ag tfae   railwa>.ti   haVe    IK)l       11 is gratifying   to   hear   from:   tl.<-  wherever the wild berry nourishes.      j the public life of the city.   As a con-  y(jt   .u*v,;r,jH(,d   ,,xcur8ion    rates   to -secretary of the Ontario   oinploynuMii  tractor and lumber merchant he  at-  Nelson, the. rumor   is   pupposKl  Horses are becoming so  much   of, tained a high degree of success,   be-  rmVe been without foundation.  to  bureau that large number* of moil ai  nd'ering for farm    work    and   that all  ,  i. . . j     .    ���������  i, rei I uests from farmers are   boitii,'   met  a rarity in this city that in the near ing always  energetic  and  straight-  _ jf ^ pro(Juctioll HUlTel,S) it w(���������   ,|0l  future  a   public  reception   maybe  forward in bis dealings.  The greatest      Some chrome locations have been   -J0 |jec(U,se c*ty people; do   not   iippr---  tendered them   whenever   the   enter  monument   of   his   business   career  made   just   a   mile   west   of   Rock   date tho seriousness of the  farm help  instruments are dumb without plat-  our town.  was the construction of the   provin    Crei-  problem ���������Toronto Globe, THE   SUN,    GRAND    FORKS,   B. G.  W& dranh Storks ������mt  AN  INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER  G. A    EVANS. EDITOR AHD-PUBLISHER  SUBSCRIPTION RATES���������PAYABLE IN ADVANCE  One Year (in Canada and Great Britain)...............SI.00  Ono Year (in the United States) ......,;    1.50  Address all communications to  Thk Git and Forks Sun,  Phone 101R Grand Forks, B. C.  OWICE:    COLUMIUA AVENUE AND LAKE STREET.  FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1918  A Japanese gentleman went into the Dixie  Book Shop in Liberty street, New York, the  other clay and purchased a copy of every work  Mr. Levy had in stock bearing upon government ownership and operation of properties.  Mr. Levy, in the course of conversation, expressed surprise at the interest of the visitor  in the subject. "Why," said the Japanese gentleman, "should it surprise you? Public ownership of public utilities such as railroads,  telephones and telegraphs is inevitable."  ! owners may then be* in a position to .liquidate  ; their back taxes/Those who would be unable  to do so would have no ground for complaint  if the city sold their property. ���������".  When the engineers now engaged in making a survey "for. an irrigaiion system in this  valley complete their work and submit a report, the ranchers of the district should use  no hesitancy in voting the valley "wet," providing, of course, the cost ofthe project is not  prohibitive. And it might even be well to  stretch the "prohibitive cost" phrase a point  in favor of the ditch. Praying for rain may  prove efficacious at certain times, but we have  always noticed that a farmer who has a ditch  full of water to turn onto his land when a dry  season comes along feels surer of a good crop  than the man who trusts to luck or chance  for his moisture.  In the United States during the present  war the wedge of public ownership of public  utilities is being driven pretty deep. Already  the government is in control of the railway  lines, steamship lines, and express, telephone  and telegraph companies. These industries are  now being operated satisfactorily to the people, and instead of reverting to. private ownership after the conclusion of peace, the probability is that the list will be greatly augment-  e !. There is one concern, howevor, that Uncl^  Sam appears to have overlooked at present,  and that is the insurance business. This is the  greatest octopus in the country. Its tentacles  reach to every man's household. It .supports  an army of non-producers. There seems to  be no reason why the government could' not  operate this business in connection with the  postal service at a very low cost. By mak  ing both fire and life insurance insurance compulsory, under the small fee that the government wonld be required to charge to pay the  premiums and to maintain the system, preventable pauperism would, from a.theoretical point  of view at least, be wiped out of existence;  and this is the end we must strive to attain if  we .desire a lasting peace, because peace and  pauperism never live together for any great  length of time in a democraf'c country.  The war situation never looked better for  the allies than it does today. Of course we  have a perfect right to feel gleefully jubilant  over our recent successes, but we should not  indulge in too extravgan.t boasting, because  there may yet be many anxious moments in  store for us before the final victory is gained.  Quotations in Calgary.for advance sales  on ripe apples are reported as being high this  year. There will be a great reduction in the  northwestern states' output. Idaho, which estimated 3500 cars, will not have 750, and  Yakima now expects her estimate of 11,500  cars will be reduced to 7500. The June drop  was extra heavy this year, and that coupled  with the drouth, is responsible for the extremely poor crop.  if--  =^  Comfortable   Convenient  Needfu  Whether your occupation is one that requires mental or man-  uel work, you need good eyesight. If you can not see ohjects  near to and those in the distance with equal clearness, you  require Krypt'ok, the invisible hifocals.  Kryptok Lenses are comfortahle and restful to your eyes,  and enable you to read or sew and look at distant objects  without changing glasses.  Consult us about your eye troubles.  ^ -'" ~ ~~|Q(W JEWELER AND OPTICIAN  GRAND FORKS, B. C.  S*  =^  INGERj)   IALKS  What Perfect Adjustment Means  a,[ If you've ever had the misfortune to own a cheaply constructed sewing  machine, you'll know what it means to have parts constantly breaking,  .or the machine refuse to run for some seemingly   unaccountable   reason,  ^[Singer quality and the perfect adjustment of every Singer machine save  you such,discouraging experiences. Every Singer rnns so light and easy  as to require practically no effort on your part to do,the heaviest sewing.  ^[ Many women use a Singer who haven't strength enough to operate ordinary machines. The Singer does all the work, runs noiselessly aud does  not easily gel out of order  'jj" Should repairs or new parts, needles, etc., ever be needed there's always  a Singer store nearby to save you annoying delays.  H. WEBERj   Box 948    NELSON, B.C. Grand Forks Address: Hotel Province  Christina Lake Pavilion  Dancing every Wednesday night  during season. Good music, good floor,  good roads. Refreshments served.  Boats for rent.  "In God's name, what are   eggs  and  .,   tea  Compared with final victor)'1?"  Two or three cities in this province persist  in continuing their annual tax sales in these  troublous times. We are-decidedly of the  opinion that tax sales are out of place during  war times. It is argued, of course, that the  property of the men at the front is not affected by these sales. But the majority of the  property owners at home are also engaged in  some kind of war service. If they were not,  the war would not last long. Their property,  therefore, should enjoy the same immunity  from sale as that owned by the man at the  front. As a rule, only one or two men are  benefited by these sales, while in many cases  men who have been instrumental in the development of the community aro dispossed  of their property and, to use a colloquialism,  compelled to walk out of town. Since the  war started no tax sale has enriched the corporation in which it was held. The last sale  in Grand Forks was a nice pick-up for tne  "official organ," but its beuefit stopped at this  point. The city became burdened with a lot of  The editor has a certain amount of space on  this page to fill with words, and having exhausted all other available topics, he has decided, at the risk of wearying his readers, to  revert to the two-man cmncil subject. Tie  has concluded that the two man council is impracticable, and in future will allow the present council to transact business in the same  manner as it has done in the past. Thescheme  of two men running this city is impracticable,  because the council *has not the power to  throw out two-thirds of its members. Another scheme has been advanced, viz., that a  street commissioner be employed to do ail the  work and that the aldermen donate their services. We fail to see any advantage in this  proposition. The object of the parties ad wincing this scheme is to reduce expenses. But a  first-class street commissioner would probably  cost the city more than the six aldermen are  getting. No street commissioner who knew  his business would work for less than $1050  a year. And it would be a hard task to find  an impartial man to fill this position. We  should probably be compelled to import  one.  You can not reach The Sun's  numerou."* readers except through  its advertising columns,  You can read The Sun one year for  si oo. ,     :  LAND REGISTRY ACT  IN THE MATTER OV nil that paicol of Innd  formerly known as Lots 1,2 nnd 3 and I,  Muck 13 Map'iS,'bi'inK subdivision of pun  of Lot 700. Oi'oupl, Similkuiueeti (formerly  Osoyoos) Division of Yale District.: mid  IN THK MATTHR OF'application 14705b':  NOTIOK is hereby given that I shall at the  expiration of one month from the date of the  first publication hereof issue a Certificate of  Indefeasible Title in respect of the above  mentioned lands, in the name of Htiprh Allan  '���������laspell, unless in the liienntime vulid objection be made to me in wrii inn. '1 be holder of  the following documents relating to said land,  namely:  1. Deed  dated  20th    April, 1S9S,   Lloyd   A.  Mauley to Richard McCurreii. of an undivided one-half interest;  2. Deed dated   1th  April, 1S99, Richard  Me-  Carren to John A. Ciiirns;  is required to deliver ttie name to me forthwith.  Dated at the Land  Registry   Office,   Kam-  loops, H. C , this 21st tl-y of June, 1918. '  C-H.nUMiAR.  District Registrar.  America's Answer to Colonel McGrae  "In Flanders' Fields" has evoked many responses. One of the best is that written by  Senator II. E. Negley, of Indianapolis, and by  him presented to the British-Canadian recruiting mission. It is reproduced below:  We h"ad the call of Britain's dead  On Flanders' fields, where allies bled,  And died the death of soldiers brave.  The sacrifice supreme they gave  There ran their blood like poppies red,  In Flanders' fields.  America now comes with all  Jlev manhood's flower, prepared to fall  L,���������    ,, If need be, to avenge the toll  unsaleable real estate which, had it remained i Ye gave amid the battle's roll,  in the possession of the original owners, might jln Flanders' fields.  possibly have been the source of some revenue For you to grasp the torch that came  in the future.   If the last sale did not pay the Back from your dead: and with its flame  ... . . tir.   i:   ii.   .     .__..������������������    . >.   i. i     ���������    i  .  change, and  then tliere win oe a demand ior . _j.j E Nkolkv  both city and suburban real estate.    Property      Indianapolis, Ind., May 2G, 1918.  AND PICTURE FRAMING  Furniture   Made  to Order.*  Also Repairing of all Kinds.  Upholstering Neatly   Done  R. C. McCUTCHEON  WINNIPEG AVEKUP  ���������Priii tin!  npHE value of well-  printed, neat appearing stationery as  a means of'getting and  holding desirable business lias been amply  demonstrated. Consult us before going  elsewhere.  Wedding invitations  Ball programs  Business cards  Visiting7 cards  Shipping tags  Letterheads  Statements  Note heads  Pamphlets  Price lists  Envelopes  Billheads  Circulars  Dodgers  Posters  Melius  And commercial and  society printing of every  description.  Let us quote you our  prices.  New Type  Latest Style  Faces  Columbia Avenue and  Lake Street  ���������TELEPHONE'  R101 ii h> v^ft,jvtiU'fl'rf\i������^'i.r"(v.*o;'V"'^"'i*������t������W"������*ert������*<  .������*v,mi->. '������������������������������* w-j'������-<ir:i4^'������(������'iij1'-'.*\iwt,L������vJ,;(|ijw-B ,,,.^v������^iS!fW^i^>itt.'^(i3*WiJ,Miah?ta5  THE   SUN,    GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.  tf  "���������'  l������>  J  Your telephone is better than postal  facilities, because it brings your answer  without a moment's delay. While to  telephone is to talk to the party wanted,  it is even better than a face-to-face  conversation, because you have not to  go to the pex'son to whom you wish to  talk. You simply walk to your telephone, and Central does the rest.  Day or night it is available���������far or  near the party wanted may be; it ts all  the same to the telephone.  I-  9  Work of Returned  Soldier Commission  The aims of the returned solders'  commission and the work which has  been done so far are set out in a pamphlet issued by the secretary, from  which the following extracts have  been made: *���������.'"**���������  The objects of the commission are:  The finding of employment for soldiers  who have been discharged and are  able to work; the provision of any special or technical training or treatment  necessary to assist disabled soldiers,  who   may   be unable to take up their  former employment, to   assume   their ijn view, it is the desire of the commis  place in civil life iu   some  occupation , .s*on to cooperate in every   way   possi  in keeping with their   incapacitation;' ble*with the different returned soldier  the devising of a practical method   of \ organizations toward   furthering   the  placing returned soldiers on the land;  interests of tlie returned men.  a id the fin ling of employment for the ' ���������" ���������: ���������  large number of soldiers who within The Peace River  Country  a short space of time will return to The Peace river district has been  Canada upon the conclusion of the war | for many years the subject of much  Numerous other matters have re ��������� interest and speculation. Alluring  veived the attention of the commis ! tales from adventurous pioneers of its  Hon, and the}' have been very success j resources, charming climate and vary-  ful in adjusting for.returned men and ! iug scenery, have long since lent to  relatives of men at the front all man- the district that charm and romance  tier of grievances   in  connection with  The cdinmis-'sion is advised by wire  from the port of disembarkation of  the departure for their destination of  all men coming back to British Col  lumbia, with the names of the parties  they wish to have notified of their  pending arrival This information is  immediately communicated by mail  or telegram to the secretary of the  town or district to which there are  any men coming, and the secretary  informs the parties interested.  The object of the commission  is .to  render every assistance possible to the  returned-, man in  his endeavor to re  gain his place in civil life.  ��������� With this  so to speak, brought it to our very  doors. A journey from Edmonton to  the town of Peace River, for instance,  which five years ago consumed nearly  two weeks of toil and hardship, may  now be made in less than twenty four  hours, in comfort at all times of the  year, trains to this latest settlers'  mecca, which is nearly 1000 miles  north of the international boundary  line, carrying both sleeping and din  ing car accommodation. -  The department of the interior,  through its natural resources intelligence branch, has prepared and is distributing a new illustrated report on  the district based on iuvestigations  made by an oliicial of that branch  during the season of 1917. The pub  lication contains interesting in for ma  tion with regard to climate, soil, agriculture, minerals, game, svater powem  transportation, and education. A map  of the district showing general topography also accompanies the report.  The recent reservation in the interests of soldier settlement of  available  Dominion lands has also   necessitated  the preparation of a map which would  show    the   area   in northern Alberta  that had been reserved for   such  purposes.     This publication is now available for distribution, and should prove  of considarable interest to the returned  soldier who is considering the  advisability of settlement in the Peace river  country,    likewise   to  the prospective  homesteader,    as   it   shows   the area  within which homesteads may be procured, also the total number of quarter   sections that are still available in  each township within   reasonable  distance of a railway.    A copy of the report   or   map,   or  both, may be procured free of charpe upon   application  to the Natural Resources Intelligence  Branch of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa.  Job Printing, at The Sun office at  practically the same prices as before  the big war blarted.' :  Wise wives won't waste.  which distance and uncertainty blend-  pay, separation allowance, patriotic i ed with glowing promises give. Now,  funds, pensions, etc., and the services I however, the laud so long famed by  of the staff'are always at the disposal, legend and mystery is being proved a  of any returned man for this purpose, 'reality, modern transportationjhaving,  V'  % g. cawce of'-edibk. m$&f~~  foumeaf; 6f arid lean, suef or  hi, trimmed from smkxhop or  roast*"  A One-inch cuH of mcaf weighs 3bms\ OjwOuwcc  u-&*'*&mtte=n*z������33  ���������1 fsAvedeveryday tyzzch ofthe  ,.600.006 families in Canada  woiiJd mean a diijy saving for jf������e  .sdlfiieM and our alfiesof {00,000  pounds of ms^i,  ora smng m one  year ex  pounds ofvaiuabic  animal food.  U aery Canadian. &mi(y can save ?Ris prceiops me  ouwee o, edible wafer raf every da/ from fte cfarbaf������  pail or reduce ihdi* consymplfoti. of meat by tins amoviff  they v/oi':d saw enough to provide forttie fulftrteaf ration  for at feast-������������������  JOO.OOO Canadian Soldiers.  m&^m  SYNOPSIS   OF  ���������LAND "ACT AMENDMENT  Pre-emption now confined to surveyed  lands only.  Records will be granted covering only  land suitable for agricultural purposes  and which is non-timber land.  Partnership pre-emptions abolished,  but parties of not more than four may  arrange for adjacent pre-emptions, with  Joint residence, but each making necessary improvements on respective claims.  Pre-emptors must occupy claims for  five years and make improvements to  value of $10 per acre, including clearing  and cultivation of at least 5 acres, before  receiving  Crown  Grant.  "Where pre-emptor in occupation not  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 residence  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 on these claims in  less than 5 years, with improvements of  $10 per acre, including 5 acres cleared  and cultivated, and residence of at  least 2 years.  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.  TJnsurveyed 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 C-10 acres may be leased  by one person or company.  PRE-EMPTORS'  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 which the heirs or devisees of a  deceased pre-emptor may apply for  title under this Act is extended from  one year from the death of such person,  as formerly, until one year after tho  conclusion of the present war. This  privilege is also made retroactive.  TOWNSITE PROPERTY ALLOTMENT  ACT.  Provision Is made for the grant to  persons holding uncompleted Agreements to Purchase from the Crown of  such proportion of the land, if divisible,  as the payments already made will  cover In proportion to the sale price of  the whole parcel. ��������� Two or more persons  holding such Agreements may group  their interests and apply for a proportionate allotment jointly. If it is not  considered advisable to divide the land  covered by an application for a proportionate allotment, an allotment of land  of equal value selected from available  Crown lands in the locality may bo  made. These allotments are conditional  upon payment of all taxes due the  Crown or to any municipality. The  rights of persons to whom the purchaser from the Crown has agreed to  sell are also protected. The decision of  the Minister of Lands in respect to the  adjustment of a proportionate allotment  Is final. The time for making application for these allotments Is limited to  the 1st day of May, 1910. Any application made after this date will not bo  considered. These allotments apply to  town lots and lands of the Crown sold  at public auction.  For Information apply to any Provincial Government Agent or  to  G. II.  NADTCN, |  Deputy Minister of Lands,  Victoria, U. C  9  DVERTISING  r."' i':   -  That Brings  Trade to  Yoii  ^0  Isn't the news of your  store ���������...something like the  news of the whole city?  There is news every week  in Grand Forks -��������� some  weeks more than others���������  but every week there is  news.  Isn't there news in your  store every week? Isn't there  something to advertise?  Your customers arc shopping every week. Aren't  you losing many of them  the weeks you do not advertise?  It's the steady trade that  counts with a store���������it's  the steady advertising that  brings the steady trade.  RESOLVE���������To use newspaper space regularly, and  be sure it is in THE GRAND  FORKS SUN, the paper that  reaches the most consumers  in this valley.  40  The GRANDFORKS SUN  uders    Want   to   Hear  From   You   Every   Wceli  hqbsss THE   SUN.    GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.  Of all present-day Sewing Machines.  Why bujl 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 b^  c7Hiller ������& Gardner  Complete Home Furnishers  the American   Okanogan   to   Port  land, where they intend   to   locate.  ��������� M i'.. Hunner was a resident of Grand  ; Forks a few years ago.  Angus Cameron, customs inspector at Laurier, was in. the city on  Monday.  Frank Coryell returned on Wednesday from a visit to Spokane.  r  ^  9  DON'T HESITATE!  PHONE 101R  FORFINE PRINTING  News of the City  Rev. Gordon Tanner left the   city  this   week  to   take a month's holidays in the Okanagan valley.    He is  making the trip in a runabout which  Rev. J. D. Hobden, late of this citv,  has purchased here and   which Mr,  Tanner is taking to him at   his  new  home,    Salmon   Arm.     During  the  Methodist pastor's absence froui the  city his work will be taken by   Rev.  C. Campbell'Brown.    Mr. Brown is  a Presbyterian   missionary  of   over  twenty years' service in Co in a.  Previous to this he  held   pastorate-*   in  the Presbyterian church in England,  being at ono time assistant   to   Dr.  Saphir of London.   He is the author  of  several books on China.   He can  be  seen   at  the  parsonage for sick  visitation  and  other calls, or called  by 'phone.   ���������  (every way the protection of pure  seed. The membership fee is $1, and  it is to the benefit of all seed growers to join and cooperate with their  fellow seed growers in British Columbia. Anyone wishing the use of  this machinery is requested to send  their membership fee at once either  to H. O. English, secretary Seed  Growers' association, department of  agriculture, Victoria, or to C. C.  Heaven, secretary Grand Forks  Farmers' institute, and state the  amount they have to thresh.  Lome A. Campbell, of Rossland,  manager of the West Kootenay  Power company, visited the city on  Monday.  Thomas Newby, of Franklin, was  in the city on Monday.  Timherlake9 Son & Co  "Quality Jewellers"  We carry a complete line of Jewellery, Silverware,  Watches and Clocks. Cultivate the habit of vising our store frequently. A cordial welcome  awaits you, and we will cheerfully show and explain the merits of whatever may interest you.  Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty.  I  Bridge Street, - Next Door B. C. Telephone Office  E.    Spraggett   is in   charge of  a  sawmill at Republic.  The commemoration of the fourth  1 anniversary of the commencement  of the Great War was appropriately  observed in this city last Sunday by  a public joint remembrance service on the court house lawn at 1]  o'clock in the moruing. There was a  large attendance of citizens, and the  service was conducted by Rev. Gordon Tanner of the Methodist church  and Rfiv-. P. 0. Hay-Dan ot the Anglican  church.  P. B. Freeland, resident mining  engineer, went down to the Paulson  camp yesterday morning.  Miss C. McCallum, assistant city  clerk, has returned from her vaca-  tion trip to the coast cities.  Mr.   and   Mrs.   G.   A"  Spink left  .yesterday.��������� -for ���������-Rochesie.r,    Minn.,  where Mrs. Spink   will   enter   May-  Brothers', . hospital   for   a   surgica 1  operation.  Malcolm    Morrison,   of    Midway,  was a visitor in the  city   yesterday.  A proposition of the school  board  that is meeting both with favor  and  with opgosition is, at the next term :  of school, to transfer three divisions ;  of   the   high, school   to  the public  school building,  and   to  move two  divisions of the public school to the ''  i  high school building.    The question \  will probably be definitely settled at  the meeting of the board next week.!  It is reported that Miss Gladys  Greggs, teacher on the Grand Forkt*  higb school staff, has tendered her  resignation.  Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hunner  visited friends in the city on Sunday last.   They  were enroute from  C C. Heaven, as a member of the!  British Columbia Seed   Growers' as-1  sociation, has  received   word   from j  the secretary of the association   that!  they have purchased for the  use  of \  members   bean   and   pea threshing  and cleaning  machinery,   and   will  send the same in here in September, j  This  association   was   formed  last  winter for the  help  and   protection j  of seed   grower",   and   to   help   in I  Making ail Easy Living  in Newspaper Business  One by one the country newspapers  are dying nnder the strain of war,  Nearly a thousand of them have gone  to rest in this country since the pressure of war prices began The latest  additions to the death roll are the Inland Journi-1 of Walla Walla and the  Hunters Leader at Hunters, says the  San Poil Bugle, of Keller Wash. The  Eagle has a faithful list of subscribers  and bids fair to ride down the storm.  It is hard to beat down a newspaper  like Eagle, for the editor does all his  own type-setting, raises a war garden  and pulls on the side lines all the way  from the carpenter's btmeh to tho service of a XJnitfd Slates commissioner.  It takes seven days in a week and  more than eijrht hours a day to do all  this, but we are just in the prime of  life (sweet 64), and the Eagle will  iive to joyfully publish the safe arrival of Kaiser Bill, bag aud bi-g^age,  at his permanent home on the Isle of  St. Helena, if indeed he does not  travel in the shadow of the deep,  dark, damp, dismal valley that ffl  eads to a hot  home down there.        ������  SAYS LEMON JUICE  WILL REMOVE FRECKLES  Girls!   Make this cheap beauty lotion  to clear and whiten your skin.  Gliristina Lake Pavilion  Dancing every Wednesday night  during season. Good music, good  floor, good roads. Refreshments  served.    Boats for rent.  Squeeze the juice of two lemons into  a bottle containing three ounces of  orchard white, shake well, and you have  a quarter pint of the best freckle and  tan lotion, and complexion beautifier, at  very, very small cost.  Your grocer has the lemons and any  drug store or toilet counter will supply  three ounces of orchard white for a few  cents. Massage this sweetly fragrant  lotion into the face, neck, arms and  hands each day and see how freckles and  blemishes disappear and how clear, soft  and white the skin becomes. Yes! It  is harmless.  Yale   Barber  Shop  Razor Honing a Specialty"  One of the finest homes  in Grand Forks. Lots 84  x 125 ft.; 30 fruit trees,  etc.  For terms and conditions  apply to  rane  Grand Forks, B. C.  Make your "money go further. Saves- car fare and shoe leather.  Costs very little for upkeep. Gets you to work feeling fine. Lets  you slip homo for a hot dinner, instead of a cold lunch.  Cycling is easy and pleasant when you rifle a Cleveland Bicycle,  the wheel that runs smoothly and easily year after year. Look for  the name-plate- Cleveland. Let me explain to you my easy sale  plan on terms.  Firstolass repair work done also in Blacksmithing, Brazing,  Aluminum Soldering Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Woodwork, etc.  Open on Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Clock  Opposite Grand Forks   Garage   and  City  Hall  Always a full line of Accessories, Tires and repair  parts on hand for bicycles, motor cycles and black-  smithing.  It Works! Try It  ��������� Tells   how   to   loosen   a  sore,  i tender corn  so  it lifts  I out without pain.  Good news spreads rapidly and druggists here are kept busy dispensing  freezone, the ether discovery of a Cincinnati man, which is said to loosen  any corn so it lifts out with the fingers.  Ask at any pharmacy for a quarter  ounce of freezone, which will cost very  little, but is said to be sufficient'to rid  one'B feet of every hard or soft corn or  callus.  You apply just a few drops on the  tender, aching corn and instantly the  soreness is relieved, and soon the corn  Is so snrlveled that it lifts out without pain. It is a sticky substance  which dries when applied and never  inflames or even irritates the adjoining tissue..  This discovery will prevent thousands of death-: annually from lockjaw  and infection heretofore re.-tikin,';,' from  the cui:u!:-.l habit of cvtt'r,'; ������������������������������������r':s.  Joh Printing at Th* Sun nffine at  practically the same prices as before  the big war started.  Wise wives won't waste.  BOOT   REPAIRING  TAKE  your  repairs  to   Armson, sboe   re  pairer.     The   Hub.    Look  for  the   Bier  Boot.  ew Management  Dad Odell, who has been driving  the baggfige wagon for Vant Bros.,  has rented tbe  Province Hotel Bar  Where he will serve all kinds of  cool, refreshing temperance drinks  and the choicest brands of cigars.  When you are'hot and in need of  cooling off, call and see me.  Also pool and billiard pallor in  connection.  Look for the Biggest Brick Block  on Bridge Street  You   will   always   find   me   "At  . Home."  SAFETY FIRST  When you are in   the   Boundary  Country stay at the  Hotel Province  -GRAND FORKS, B. G.  A new brick and marble building,  strictlv fireproof, with iron (ire. escapes  and 200 feet of 2 inch hose. Hob and  cold water; bath on each floor; 52 bedrooms, barbershop, pool and billiard  rooms and sample rooms all under the  same roof.   We cater to tourist   trade.  P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor  Yale Hotkl, Fikst Street  AT YOUR  SERVICE  Modern Rigs  and Good  Horses at All Hours  at  the  Model Livery Barn  M. H. Burns, Prop.  Phone 68 Second Street  P.  GENERAL TRANSFER BUSINESS  AND DEALER  IN  ft  CITY BAGGAGE AND TRANSFER  Office!  FOR SALE  F. Downey's Cigar Sturo  Ti:r,Ki'iioNi:s:  OFFicK, Kilti ffpof Struct  IMPERIALS PARLO  BRIDGE STREET  WE SELL  Fresfi Tobaccos  AND  I  OFFICE AT R. PETRIE'S STORE  PHONE 64  All Leading Brands of Cigars  Soft .Drinks  W-   J.  Meagher, Prop,

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