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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Aug 8, 1919

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Thompson, who stated that he was  doing everything he could to  advance the project, but the matter  was at present being held up at  Washington.* A telegram from Mr.  Thompson to the Hon. Mr. Pattullo,  minister of lands, was also read.  Mr. Thompson reminded the minister that the matter was urgent, and  urged the government use all the  speed possible in taking action.  Mr. Biker gave an excellent report of the survey he has made,  guing thoroughly into every detail  of the proposed scheme, The report  was accompanied with blue prints of  the dam and canal. The dam is to be  built six miles above Danville, and  the water will be conveyed in an  open concrete ditch with siphoons  where required, on the Great Northern right of way, 12 feet from the  center of the track to the center of  the ditch.   *  The estimated cost was ������327,326,  based on 83.50 per day for man labor and $S per day for man and  team. Tbe repayment of this sum  to the government would be stretched over a period of about forty years  at the rate of $6.74 per acre per  year. At the end of that time the  system would become the property  of the farmers.  Mr. Biker was very enthusiastic  over the proposed system, declaring that it was his unequivocal belief that the scheme was an economic feasibility,  About 5923 acres could be  brought under irrigation. This included a large portion of the town-  site.  The average price of land in the  valley at present was about $75 per  acre. Under irrigation it should  double in price.  Mr. Biker went thoroughly into  every phase of farming under irrigation and without water, and his  report was really a valuable educa  tion on mixed farming. The completeness of the data which he pre*  sented indicated that he has been a  very busy man lately. -  i  Mr Kerman emphasized the fact;  tbat, although it might be possible  for some farmers to install cheaper  individual plants, the community  would not derive the same benefit  from them as it would from a general gavity system. With the proposed |system   all  valley wauld more than treble in  value, and settlers would flock here  lo improve the land that now lies  idle.  W. B. Bishop, of the committee  which had gone to Victoria to interview the government, said he was  placed in a rather awkward position  when he reached Victoria, as the  other two members of the committee had failed to show up. Finally  Mr. Buckworth put in an appearance. As near as he could learn  from his interviews with the ministers, the money for the project was  available and the government was  willing to go ahead with the scheme  as soon as the farmers of the valley  produced tangible evidence that  they wanted the irrigation system.  If such evidence was forthcoming,  Mr. Pattullo, Mr Cleveland and  Mr. Thompson would visit the city  during the present month and go  over the ground. In his opinion a  point in the negotions had now been  reached where such evidence had to  be produced. He suggested that, a  resolution be adopted requesting the  above gentlemen fo visit the city,  and that the farmers sign a roll giving the number of acres for which  they wanted, water. His suggestion  was acted upon, and the roll was  signed by all the  ranchers  present.  LABOR'S BILL  American Railway Employees Formally Demand that Private Capital Be Retired From the  Railroads  The President  and the Treaty  Narrow Escape From  Bein^ Burned Out  Shortly, after the Great -Northern  train had passed on Tuesday, Mrs.  T. J. Lawrence noticed that a fire  had started near Neil Matheson's  house, south of the city, which is  unoccupied at present. She immediately telephoned to Mrs. R. W.  Hughes, and then started for the  scene herself. When the two ladies  reached the blaze it bad gained  considerable headway in the dry  grass and weeds, but by working  like Trojans they succeeded in saving the house, although the fire  came within ten feet of the building. Mr. Matbeson considers himself very lucky, and he also feels  very grateful to the ladies for their  heroic work.  Death of Miss Mudge  The death of Miss Maude Mudge,  aged 24 years, daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. Charles Mudge, occurred at 3  o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at the  Grand Forks hospital after a week's  illness, the cause of death being  peritonitis, or blood poisoning. Deceased was an estimable young lady,  very popular with a wide circle of  friends, and much sympaty is expressed for the bereaved family. She  is survived by her parents and two  brothers, both of whom have seen  considerable service at the front.  The.funeral was held at 2 o'clock  this afternaon, and it was largely  attended by the citizens. One of  deceased's brothers, Charles Alfred,  arrived in the city yesterday from  Nelson to be present at the last sid  rites of his sister.  The seed growers held a   meeting  Washington, Aug. 5.���������Organized  labor came out yesterday with the  unequivocal formal demand that  private capital be retired from the  railroads.  A tripartite control composed of  the public, the operating management and the employees is demanded instead. **  Addressed to the American public  and signed by the engineers, the  firemen, the conductors, and the  American Federation of Labor, a  formal statement was issued announcing this proposal, which will  be carried before congress Wednesday.  "It marks," says the statement,  "the step by*which organized labor  passes from demands for wage increases to demands that the system  of profits in industries be overhauled."  This sentence sums up in a few  words the proposal of which there  have been hints and indications, but  which is now laid before the country for the first time. Everywhere in  official Washington it is recognized  as the most serious acd far reaching  proposition the country will be called  on to faae.  Characterizing   the   proposal    as  "labor's bill," it is   put  forth   as   a  remedy for the high cost  of  living,  because tbe railroads are the key in  dustry of the nation.  It demands the-'genuine cooperation aud partnership based ou a  real community of interest and par  ticipation of control," of which  President Wilson spoke to congress,  and which the statement says has  been ignored by labor and the private owners of the railroads.  "We ask," it says, "that the railroads of the United States be vested  in the public; that tbose actually engaged iu conducting that industry,  outside of Wall street, but froiu the  railroad offices and yards and out on  the railroad lines, shall take charge  of this service for the public."  Briefly labor's plan demands:  That private capital be eliminated  from the railroads.  That the private owners receive  for them government bonds "with a  fixed interest return for every honest  dollar that they have invested."  That the tri-partite control be established incorporations which shall  lease the roads and in which the  public, the operating management  and  labor   shall     be     .represented  The speech in which President  Wilson laid the treaty of peace and  the covenant of the league of nations before the senate disappointed  many, says the "Youth's Companion,  because it explained none of the obscure provisions of the instrument  adopted at Paris. The president is  eager to get the treaty ratified and  the league set at work, and his address was in substance an appeal to  the senate to recognize the peace as  the best that the nations could agree  upon, and to assent to the league as  the only means of guaranteeing any  peace whatever in Europe.  Mr. Wilson's six months at Paris  have taught him much about the unhappy conditions that exist in Europe. Aggravated by war and by the  sufferings that war has aused, those  conditions���������the racial jealousies, the  hatreds and the economic rivalries���������  made an ideal peace impossible. If  Mr. Wilson dreamed of a peace that  all nations would accept with joy as  embodying exact justice and inspired wisdom, his first weeks at  Paris roused him from his dream.  The peace that was drawn was the  best that the assembled statesmen  could agree, upon. That it leaves  Germany sullen, Italy dissatisfied,  China resentful, is undeniable.  Moreover, the questions that are still  to be settled���������the affairs of Hungary, Poland, Bohemia, Russia, Fin  land and the Balkans���������will inevitably catise heartburnings and irritations that may even lead to continued warfare. It is simply impossible to decide them so as to satisfy  everyone; any attempt to decide  them with a pretense at fairness will  result in pleasing none of the nations coucerned.  In these discouraging circumstances there is, President Wilson  told the senate, only one path of  hope���������that which leads to the league  of nations. The covenant that has  been adopted is no more perfect  than the peace treaty; like our own  constitution, it represents the best  system on which the negotiating  states could agree. But if the league  fails, nothing can keep Europe from  falling again into a paroxysm of warfare; if the league fails, there will be  no iufluence strongh enough, the  argument runs, to maintain any  peace that could be negotiated.  But should tbe United States concern itself with the old world to the  extent of joining and oiganizingthat  is meant first of all to guarantee  peace and order to that hemisphare?  Mr. Wilson believes that our help is  essential; that if the United States  were indifferent or hostile the league  of nations could not possibly perform its functions successfully; that  we can not now desert the nations of  Europe with which we have been  associated     without     condemning  conceivu-  FLIES OVER CITI  Interested Gitizens. Get  First View of the Navigators of the j Air and  Their Graft  Capt. Hoy, of the Dominion  Hying Corps, who was scheduled  to arrive in Grand Forks last Monday morning by the airplane route  from Vernon, but who was delayed  owing to unfavorable weather conditions, flew over tbe city at 30:30  yesterday morning.and made a landing near the West Grand Forks post  office, where he remained for about  half an hour, replenished his gasoline supply and then proceeded on  his way to Calgary. A companion'  aviator, in another 'plane, kept on  his course without landing, having  performed that feat at Midway. The  birdmen are on a race from Vancouver to Calgary for a purse.  A number of people down town  swear���������or affirm���������that they saw  three airplanes in the sky, but the  West Euders are absolutely positive  tnat the third 'plane was a hawk.  Capt. Hoy.made, a .plain-landing  without performing any fancy evolutions. A large crowd ot citizens  gathered at the landing place and  inspected the machine and admired  the skill with which the birdman  handled it.  Capt. Hoy was reported to have  reached Cran brook at 5:30 last  evening, and he expected to land in  Calgary at about 8:30 o'clock. Mr.  Hall, the captain's companion aviator, had to make a landing at Canyon City for gasoline.  Mrs. Hall, wife of one of the bird-  men, is a guest at the Hotel Winnipeg, where she will remain until  Monday, when the aviators will pass  here on their way back to the coast.  They will probably make a landing  here then.       &  THE WEATHER  aqually. |  That the public, the operators and I , , .  tbe wage-earners share  equally   al-, them to fresh torture and  revenue in exchange  for  the   guar- j ������ly to destruction,  antee to private capital, by granting!     The preside;.!'.- speech   struck  a  to the operators and employees one- ; note to which Americana are always  ast   Saturday   evening and   trans- j half tnt! savings which are expected'    ady t0 regpuna.    It presented the  ������������������(llj ���������.,,;���������. L,.D;not,0 I to be made by such a   perfected or-) , .,    , 4   .,  acted routine business. | ganization) Jd   tQ the ���������Jpub|ic   tfae | treaty and the league to the   nat.on,  1 Mrs.Eureby left for Vancouver' other balf a8 consume���������, either by j not as a triumph of clever diploma-  , , ���������.. t . .L , , , , .increasing service without adding ,cy, but as an opportunity for service  last Friday to   visit _ her   husband, | cogt8 or b* reducing costs.  The following is the minimum  and maximum temperature for each  day during the past week, as recorded by the government thermometer on K. F. Laws' ranch:  Max.    Miu.  Aug.     1���������Friday   88 oft  2- Saturday   .... 87 00  3���������Sunday.  74 53  4���������Monday  63 08  o���������Tuesday  71 5<J  G���������Wednesday .. 85 54  7-Thursday  91 05  Inchc-i  Rainfall    0*07  who   is   a  patient in  the military J     "This roll originates with labor,'  hospital. says the statement, "because   labor  hjjpppps to hnvp firm   orc'ip'ZTi'-nu  Mrs. Charles Mudge   is  seriously   through which it   may   hpc-m- <. r  ! to a world that is still in peril.  is  seriously  the   land   in the  ill in the Gr.uui Forks hospital.  tieuute.  What a beautiful woild this would  :<>��������� it' ll --ver- ���������>:.:>* ���������j.riw t-i r-'Semble  th>.-;i   , .i\un-=  11;  the Srl-trd    c.i'.alugnd.  Pte. Ralph Cook, who was regarded by his companions as an old-  timer at the front, having been located there wince 1915, has returned  to his home in this city trom overseas. Jle wag severely wounded.  There is only one more Grand Forks  soldier to return from overseas.  The Grand Forks Live Stock association will meet at 8 o'clock tomorrow (Saturduy) evening in the  farmers' room in the court hou������e.  Mrs.    Annie  Spokane.  I\'ll    is   vi^iti-iL'  i'i  ���������'������ THE   SUN.    GRAND   FORKS,    B. 0.  Wss Okattu Mutkz Bun  AN  INDEPENDENT  NEWSPAPER  G. A.  EVANS. EDITOR AHD PUBLISHER  SUBSCRIPTION RATES���������PAYABLE IN ADVANCE  One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) SI.00  One Year (in the United States)     1.50  Address .all communications to  The Grand Fohks Sux,  ] i en. 101 R Grand Forks, 13. C.  OFFICE:    COLUMBIA AVENUE AND LAKE STREET.  FRIDAY, AUGUST 8,  1.019  The Metric System  Thinking men and women will do well to  consider the striking arguments brought out  by the World Trade Club of San Francisco in  their campaign for adoption of the units of  the metric system of weights and measures.  They show a striking anomaly: That the  metric system was invented by a Briton, James  Watt, in 1783, and yet all civilized nations  have adopted it exclusively, excepting the  United States and Great Britain, including  Canada.  That the so-called "British system" of  weights and measures is of German origin���������a  relic of the old German TIanseatic trade league  ���������and yet Germany scrapt it in 1871 and  adopted the metric system, invented by a  Briton.  People of the-British empire and United  States may well ask themselves whether they  are not carrying conservatism too Par.  The metric system is no untried theory.  Its principle���������the principle of decimal computation���������has been used in the moneiary system of the United States since 1780. If the  United States had heeded ....Thomas Jefferson  tliu country would also hcivt; adopted this system of weights and measures based on decimals���������so simple a system that a child can  learn its main features in ten minutes. The  Dominion of Canada now uses decimal coinage. We know how well the decimal system  works with money. It will work equally well  with weights and measures.  The World Trade Club has started the ball  rolling. What we all need is to look the subject up.  dition of the sky on Monday made it advisable  for Capt Hoy to postpone the trip. The nonappearance of the captain and the 'plane was  as much of a loss to The Sun as it was a disappointment to the public. We had made  elaborate preparations Tor a gorgeous revival  of that grand mediaeval phrase, "Capt. Hoy  paid us a flying visit on Monday." It is5 doubtful if we can keep it ou ice until the captain  comes.  (T  It now appears to be a safe prediction that  within a reasonable time this valley will have  an efficient modern gravity irrigation system, at a very reasonable cost to the water  consumers. The value of such an enterprise  to the community can not be overestimated.  With an abundance of water, the soil can  easily be made to produce more than double  what it now yields, and crop failures from  drouth will be unknown. Farm land values  should treble, and all the unimproved land in  the valley will undoubtedly speedily be  brought under cultivation, thus increasing the  rural population, which in turn will naturally  have a tendency to accelerate the growth of  the city.  At present the farmers seem to be proceeding in the right manner to secure this system.  If they persevere in the same direction they  will succeed. Some impatience is expressed  in certain quarters at what they term undue  delav. They snould remember that it was only  recently that the ranchers made up their  minds that they wanted irrigation. An enterprise ofthe magnitude of the proposed scheme  can not be rushed through in a few weeks.  Tho project will have to be financed, a permanent survey made, plans perfected, and permission obtained irom the United States to  brim*- the water across the line. All these  details w'll consume time. *  In general the physical examination of men  who apply for licenses as civilian aviators in  Great Britain will not be as exacting as the  examination that army aviators must pass,but  the eyesight of successful candidates must be  virtually perfect. Not only will there be tests  for ordinary defects of vision, such as nearsightedness, far-sightedness and color ^blindness���������defects that obviously make a man unlit  to pilot an aeroplane; there will also be delicate tests to ascertain whether either of the  candidate's eyes has a ������tendency to magnify  distant objects, and thus to make them seem  nearer than they really are. Although that  defect ordinarily is so slight that the man  himself is '-unaware of it, it is liable to-lead to.  disaster when he is bringing an aeroplane to  land.  :^  Conserve Yoiir 8ig| lit  I'm mediate and careful attention should be given to the  first indication of eye trouble. You are fortunate if you  have found it unnecessary to wear glasses, hut indeed  unfortunate if you have neglected to do when it is really  urgent. By correcting a slight error in your sight today  you veill save a multiple of trouble later on in life. . See  us for eye troubles.  A. D.MORRISON  JEWELER AND OPTICIAN  GRAND FORKS, B.C.  ^  J>  Public sentiment is as fickle as a society  butterfly. In the last election the people of  this valley voted "dry." On Monday night the  farmers voted "wet." We are heartily in accord with the latter action, which means that  growing crops will be given a drink whenever  they need it. We can also endorse the former  action of the electors, with certain reservations. We do not believe in the public -bars,  but if a person is really in neod of liquor he  should have the privilege of procuring it without enriching doctors, druggists and 'transportation companies.  We have all read the story of the fly that  sat on the'hub of a swiftly moving wagon and  puffed itself up with pride because it imagined  it raised the dust created by the movement of  the team. This fly has some human prototypes  in nearly every town who have escaped the  fool swatter.  i   m  reduced to $5 an acre; second-class to  $2.50 an acre.  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 pro-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 arid cultivation of at least 5 acres,  before receiving Crown Grant.  Wliere pre-emptor in occupation not  less than 3 years, and has made pro-1  portionate 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 in  less 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.  ������������������  Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20  acres, may be leased as homesites;  title to be obtained aftw fulfilling residential and improvement conditions.  For grazing and industrial purposes  areas exceeding G-IO acres may be  leased by one person or company.  Mill, factory or Industrial sites on  timber land not exceeding 40 acres  may be purchased; conditions include  payment of stumpage.  Natural hay meadows inaccessible  by existing roads may be purchased  conditional upon construction of a road  to them. Rebate of one-half of cost of  road, not exceeding half of purchase  price, iB made.  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 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 aro  due or payable by soldiers on preemptions recorded after June 26, 1918.  Taxes are remitted for five years.  Provision for return of moneys accrued, due and been paid since August  4, 1014, on account of payments, fees  or taxes on soldiers' pre-emptions.  Interest on agreements to purchase  town or city lots held 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   grants   to   Hub-purchasers    of  Crown   Lands,   acquiring   rights   tram  purchasers   who   failed     to    complete  purchase,  involving forfeiture, on fulfillment of conditions of purchase, interest and taxes.    Where sub-purchasers do not claim whole of original pur-  T.                                 ,               .                   ....                            ,1    eel, purchase price due and taxes may  Jt appeal's  tO   lie an   impossibility   t-0   ������,Cttbe'    be    distributed    proportionately    over  1 ' ���������������' c "  ���������    whole   area.           The cupidity of Germans of high rank would  be amusing were it not disgusting. The royal  princes are said to have plundered the wardrobes of Queen Elizabeth of Belgium in the  palace of Laeken, where they had often been  the guests of the king and queen; and when  the kaiser himself learned that a Prussian regiment had stolen from the king of Seibia an  especially beautiful silver-gilt dinner service  that the king had used when he entertained  foreign rulers, he demanded it as his personal  booty. In May, 1917, tlie kaiser's minister of  war declared officially that it was proper to  loot both private and public property in the  enemy's country.  The late Nat Goodwin, the famous actor,  had a $25,000 stock of liquor on hand when  he died. His heir is the most envied person  in America.  China appears to have as great a love for  Shantung as she has for Confucius. There is  nothing unnatural in this love, because Shantung was Confucius' native province.  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^)  oMiller ^ Gardner  Complete Home Furnishers  Synapsis of  mm  ,        , , Applications   must   be  newspapers    back   to   ihe   pre -war slaudard.    Inad0 by May *��������� -9**0*  They still persis.t in [jutting nine ciphers after  Last week we were promised  a   visit,   from  an armv aviator, but tlie rain and murky con-  every figure.  GRAZING.  Grazing Act, 1919, for systematic  development of livestock industry provides, for grazing districts and range  administration under Commissioner.  Annual grazing permits issued based  on numbers ranged; priority for established owners. Stock-owners may  form Associations for range management. Free, or partially free, permits  for settlers, campers or travellers, up  to ten head.  A iirilliant (1.5. (.!.) flowing Scone.  Fortune Teller���������You will marry a  rich man who will give you a princely  allowance.    Two dollars, pleaso.  Customer���������I'll pay you out of the  llowaiico. Good diiv!  is  Printing  HpHE 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  Visiting cards  Shipping tags  Letterheads  Statements  Noteheads  Pamphlets  Price lists  Envelopes  Billheads  Circulars  " Dodgers  Posters  Menus  And commercial and  society printing of every  description.  Let us quote you our  prices.  ew Type  Latest Style,  Faces  Columbia Avenue and  Liilce Street  TELEPHONE  R101  Ml  I w.iW^fc-iiijrfM^v^flewimsst^^  i        ,*���������<    ������'  h/y  THE   SUN,    GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.  r  Says a subscriber: "I called up a number  the other day, and almost laughed when  Central queried a,number quite different  from that for which I asked. When I had  time to think about it, perhaps she was not  to blame, for it is probable that the number was given indistinctly."  This is a frank admission and gives rise  to the.suggestion that indistinctness may  be the cause of trouble more often than  is thought.  CUSTOMS REEGIPTS  R. R. Gilpin, customs officer at  this port,-makes the following ^de-  tailed report of the customs receipts  at the head office in this city and^at  the various Jsub-customs offices, for  the month of July, 1919:  Grand Forks  ...'8- 701.62  Carson.........................        59.98  Cascade City         37.85  Phoenix         25.10  Total......      $824.55  sales work had to be done over and  over again, constantly. We've discovered the same thing; that's why onr  advertising runs all the year ronnd,  in season and out.  Amply Equipped  "I see Henry Ford is going to start  a newspaper."  "Does he know anything about run  ning u newspaper?"  ''Must.know aheap. I notice he  waited until he got $-10,000,000 be  foro arranging to run one."  Moses and Advertising  The Bible is the greatest encyclope  dia   of   human   nature   in the world.  Any man who wants to know    how a  crowd will   act can learn all about  it  by studying the gang that Moses   led  around in   the   wilderness.     Tremen  dously   grateful    to   hira   for getting  them    out   of slavery���������grateful, yet*,  for   about   five   minutes.    No sooner  were their feet a   little   wet   in   the  ' wilderness, and   their backs   bitten  a  little by mosquitos, than, they   began  to criticize Moses and wish they had  n't come.   People haven't changed one  -single bit  since   those   days.     Mose*  found he couldn't keep them sold   foi  twenty four hours at  a time; a.ll   tin  A Surprise for. P. G. Jones  It came to the ears of a village constable, who yearned to distinguish  himself, that a local innkeeper was  serving game out of season. Here was  a chance of asserting his authority and  throwing out the long arm of the law.  Like the bright ornament to his profession that he was, PC. Jones visited  the inn in plain clothes and ordered a  pheasant for dinner. He dispatched it  with the utmost relish, and washed it  down with a glass of something with  water in itr Then he summoned the  waiter and, with tij,ie force of all the  law and superiority he could muster,  said:'  "Send the manager to me immediately."  "Why, sir." asked the writer,"have  you any complaint to ���������make?"  "I wish to notify him to appear in  the police court tomorrow for selling  pheasant out of season. I am a police  officer in plain clothes, and have se-<  cured evidence against him."  "Ah, but it wern't pheasant you  'ad���������it was crow!"  Margaret E. Sangster. We were going down a narrow lane with all trees  on either side of it, she says in the  Christian Herald, when suddonly wa  turued another corner, and in the  dim light I could see that wc were  following a stream of water.  "What is that brook called,"!  asked idly, "or hasn't it any  name?"  The doctor turned squarely in her  seat and looked at me, ���������  "Brook!" she exclaimed. "That is  not a brook! That is the Marne!"  I leaned forward  breathlessly.  "Do you mean to tell me," I asked,  '"that   this   is   the   Marne?    Why, I  I thought���������'*  ���������  How could 1 explain that I had expected to find tho   Marne   wide   and  deep���������a great menacing sheet of dark  water?  "It's about thirty feet wide," said  the doctor. She might have been  reading my thoughts. "It runs along  at the foot of the hospital garden.  We all love the Marne. It's more  than a river to us."  I did not answer for a moment. I  sat very still and watched the silver  flicker of the stream that flowed so  calmly beside our path, and as I  watched I thought of the spirit of a  race that could make an impenetrable  barrier of such a-slight thing.  "Yes, its more than a river," I  echoed.  "It's a symbol !"  We drove the rest of the way to  the hospital in silence.  OTHER TABLETS NOT  ASPIRIN AT ALL  Only Tablets with "Bayer Cross"  are Genuine Aspirin  Tlie Marne \  The Marne, with its   glorious   his- '  tory, will hold an imperishable   place :  iu the minds of man, and doubtless to 1  many its significance as   a river   will  bring     surprise���������as  it   did   to Mrs. ]  If you don't see the "Bayer Cross"  on the tablets, you are not getting  Aspirin���������only an acid imitation.  Genuine "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin"  are now made in Canada by a Canadian  Company. No German interest whatever, all rights being purchased from the  United States Government.  During the war, acid imitations were  sold as Aspirin in pill boxes and various  other containers. Tlie "Bayer Cross" is  your only way of knowing that you are  getting genuine Aspirin, proved safe by  millions for Headache, Neuralgia, Colds,  Rheumatism, Lumbago, Neuritis, and for  Pain generally.  Handy tin boxes of 12 tablets���������also  larger sized. "Bayer" packages can be  had at drug stores.  Aspirin is the trade mark (registered  in Canada), of Bayer Manufacture of  Monoaceticacidester of Salicylicacid.  R. C. McCutcheon has received a  carload of dry lurubor, and he is  now better prepared than ever before to execute all orders for cabinet  making.  G ,ARD  AGAINST FIRE.  One R.cason Why: Dry Creeks, Poor Crops,  IT'S THE STEADY  ADVERTISING  That Brings  the Steady  Trade to  Yon  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 are 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.  i}������  Tlie GRAND FORKS SUN  Readers Want to Hear  From   You   Every   Week .'ifl  :������������������?  'TIE   8UJS.    GRAND    FORKS,    B. G.  JSews of the City  W. Tomlinson, the well known  mining engineer of New Denver,  who spent considerable time in  Franklin last year investigating the  platinum deposits of the camp for  the Dominion munitions board, returned on Saturday fiom a week'd  visit of inspection to the camp. He  was accompanied on his trip up the  river by A. B. Ritchie, of the .Consolidated company, Trail, and another mining man, both of whom  were anxious to obtain reliable data  ooncerning the camp. On Monday  Messrs. Tomlinson and Ritchie inspected a claim closer to the city.  Mr. Tomlinson stated thai the Consolidated company has expressed a  "desire for all the information it can  obtain about the mining properties  in this district. Mr. Tomlinson returned to New Denver Monday  night.  What Tillage Will  Do For an Orchard  Miss Jessie May Robertson, of  Toronto, and Charles Alfred Mudge,  son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mudge,  were married in St Savour's church,  Nelson,-' on Tuesday, Rev. F. H.  Graham performing the ceremony.  The groom enlisted in Toronto at  the outbreak of thp war, and went  overseas in June, 1915, serving with  the :35th battalion. After their  honeymoon, Mr. and Mr,* Mudge  will make their home iu this city.  The success of an orchard project  in British Columbia demands that  thorough tillage be practised /until  such time a6 the trees are well established. Surface tillnge conserves the  moisture of the winter and spring  months for the use of trees during the  period of growth and seasonal fruit  development. Tillage aerates the  soil, aiding chemical and bacterial  action in plant food production. The  tillage^operations aid in the disintegration of the soil particles that  carry the food elements. Tillage destroys many insects and pests and  fungus spores, thereby reducing  greatly the insect and fungus injury.;;    .   ��������� -  In the arid sections, tillage de~  stroys the soil fibre and reduces the  vegetable matter or humus making  agent.,;With the fibre or vegetable  matter gonp, the soil becomes more  difficult to till and poorer in nitrogen.  Tillage practice has a big balance  in its favor, and is the practice of  the most successful orchardist.  ���������'Beggiri' your pardon, sir,'' flaltered  the woman; "but you see, sir, the pig  died."  "Well, do you want- me to go to  the funeral, send a wreath, or what,  woman?" was the reply.      ������������������,������������������������������������'  "No, sii'���������indeed no!" was the reply. "But we're poor folks, sir, and  we thought that, bein' the biggest pig  in the neighborhood, you'd give us a  little'elp."  The major's reply was distinctly  pungent.  r  ~\  What Mulching Will  Do ior an Orchard  Jeff Davis returned on Wednes������  day from a three weeks' vacation  trip to Toronto and other eastern  points.  M. H Burns returned from Spo  kane on Saturday. He brought  back a new Studebaker car with him  for the Model li'/ery. He has about  decided to present hi������ old car to the  sporting editor of The Sun as a  "birthday gift.'"'-  Pie. D McDonald, who enlisted  i'i this city, returned from ovirrs.'as  this week, having obtained his release faom the army at Vancouver.  He is visiting at the home of Mr.  and Mrs. P. Barker.  Miss Jean Ems, of Vancouver, is  spending her vacation in this city at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J,  Cook.  The mulch system or application  of bulky vegetable material in orchard practice has in some districts a  number of important advantages  over ullage. In districts where the  rainfall is largely confined to the  winter aud spring period, mulching  may be the best practice. The mulch  system reduces labor io orchard  operations, a very important factor  now that'labor costs are very high.  The mulch conserves the soil fertility, as well as the soil moisture. The  -mulch-system favors -early ripening  of the wood in the autumn and does  not encourage excess of wood production. It favors the accumulation  of vegetable matter in the surface  layer of the soil.,, The turf created  prevents soil washing duridg the  the spring und winter period. The  mulch favors vermin, insect and  fungus troubles; these are disadvantages that detract considerably from  the gain in labor and soil saving.  D. Matheson, foreman at the  Rock Candy, was in the city on  Saturday.  Frank Larama left on Saturday  for a business trip to Vancouver.  T. Symes, who inspects the fruit  sent out from this city every fall for  the Dominion "government, arrived  in the city on Saturday from Van-  e< uver.  W. M. Archibald, of the Consolidated company at Trail, inspected  the Rock Candy mine and the con-  cenrator at Lynch Creek on Friday.  A wkwardly Put  It is a kindly but beneficent custom in some country villages for the  wealthier inhabitants to subscribe and  make  good   the  loss which   a poorer  A Forgotten Lan^ua^e  The following strange-sounding  dialogua between C. E. Sinclair, for  merly the surveyor-general of logs and  lumber, and his assistant, A. D-Cook,  took place, says the Minneapolis  Journal, in an office in Mineapolis not  long ago. Mr. Cook was running his  finger down the line of a page of hieroglyphics in an old leather bound  ledger. Mr. Sinclair was ready to  write down what Mr Cook said. Mr.  Cook ran his finger along the page.  At last he spoke.  "Tee crowfoot  girdle   treetop  turtle," he said.  "Tee   crowfoot  girdle   treetop tufr.  tie," Mr, Sinclair called back.  "Scalp thirty reel blaze," Mr. Cook  said.  "Scalp thirty reel blaze," repeated  Mr. Sinclair.  "Flying diamond Check," and with  that the conversation ended.  Some "sinkers"���������logs that had  long lain in the bottom of the river���������  had been dragged to light and were  to be identified by the bark marks and  the stamp on the end. Some question  about the identification had arisen,  and the surveyor general had be u  asked to verify it. Every mark that  ever was put on a registered log is on  record in his office.  There is a dead language in Minnesota, says the Journal, that no Greek  or Latin scholar, no student of Sanskrit or Chinese, can read it. It was  once in use here, but now there are  oniy living men who know it. Six-  thousand markings are in a set of  books that go back to pioneer days.  Here are recorded all the log marks  that ever were registered, and that  represent the millions of feet of lumber that came out of the great pine  forests of the North Star State.  A  Complete  Stock  of-  Jewelry and Silverware  Everything that can please and charm your friend.  Before going elsewhere, give ns a call and inspect  ,  our stock.  &  "Quality Jewellers"  Bridge Street, - Next Door B. C. Telephone Office  Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty  -/  Clothes Cleaned, Pressed  Repaired and Dyed  At the Singer Store  LIFT CORNS OR  CALLUSES OFF  throngh  the  villager    may   sustain  death of a pig.  Major Cardie, however, had but recently returned from abroad, and  knew little ofthe local conditions, and  therefore, he was astounded to receive  a visit from the wife of a laborer near.  "Lost a pig, eh?" he repeated  gruffly. "Well, I haven't got it! I  don't collect pigs"  rand Forts Transfer Company  DAVIS 8 HANSEN, Proprietors  City Baggage and General Transfer  oai an  oo  for  Office at R. F. Pelrie's Store  >ale  Pfionc 64  yri F   CLEVEL/  IlLL   liEO B51  ���������IND  a skI  Cycling is easy when you ride a Cleveland or a Tied Bird  .Bicycle, the wheels that run smoothly year after (pjC7 Ffl  your.    Price.      &DliOU  Let me explain to you my cnsy sale plan on terms.  First class repair work done in   Blacksmith ing,   Brazing,   Aluminum   Soldering, Oxy-Acotylenc   Welding.   Woodwork, Ktc.  Open S.*i< tii'd.-iy Kvt'Jiint*;:.  Opposite fj. V.   f>nriiti<'  <>JCAi\f> FOKKS, 15. 11.  Till JOo'CloHt  -:������S^32EE338E$2!K'*^2^^  Doesn't hurt!    Lift any corn or  callus off with fingers  Don't suffer! A tiny bottle of  7rfuzono costs but a few cents at any  urn;,' store. Apply a few drops on tlie  corns, callusc.*! and '"hard skin" on bottom of feet, then lift thcax off.  When Freezone removes corns from tho  iou3 or calluses from the bottom of feet,  the skin beneath is left pink and healthy  and   never   sore,   tender   or   irritated.  A Willing Sacrifice  We have a neighbor whom we knew  to be greatly ���������' devoted to her own  family, but until we had our first thunderstorm in California, writes a friend,  we did not know that she was entirely lacking in a proper sense of humor  I heard her calling in the midst of  the storm, and opened my wnidow.  "Is Mr. Hunter at home?" she said  exciredly. "I had a dreadful shock  when I took down the telephone receiver, and I want him to come over  and put it back on the hook."  ���������'Isn't Mr. Roberts at home?" I  suggested.  "Oh, yes. He is in the garage with  the boys, but you know I think it is  very dangerous to handle the thing, so  I don't want to call them."  BOOT   REPAIRING  TAICI  I     puiier.  Boot.  your   repairs  to   Armson,  shoe   re  Tho   Hub.. Look  for  tlie   J'ijr  Sheet music, vocal and instrU"  mental, 15 cents, at the Singer  Store.  Those wishing neat sign painting  to ornament" their business places  should call on W. P. O'Connor, a  returned soldier.  Job Printing at The Sun office at  practically the same priees as before  he big war started.  You can not reach The Sun's  numerous readers except through  its advertising columns.  War  Thrift.  Savings   Stamps   Promote  Yale  Barber Shop  Razor Honing a Specialty  &  A. Z. PARE, Proprietor  Yalk Hotkl, First Strkkt  ��������� C, PETERS  GENERAL TRANSFER BUSINESS  AND DEALER IN  IN   TIIK   COUNTY   COUItT    CI'*    YAI.E,  IIOI.DIvN AT <*KANI) i'OKKS  IN TIIK MATTK1J of tho I'statc of KitKl)  VATKIN, clucoiisi.'d. Iiitestue, mid In The  Mutter of tlie Administration Aot.  TAK1* NOTICE that by 1111 Order of His Honour  J. It. Iliown, .ItidtfO, made tho 4th day of August, Ml!), I wax appointed Administrator to  tho Kstuto of the said '-'red Vatlcin, rlceonsed,  mill nil parties having claims ii^iiinst tho ������uld  .r'Klntu tire hureby required to furnish sninu,  properly verified, to m ��������� on or before the 4th  (Iny of September. A. U. it'll). And nil parties  iiulibted to thesnirl Kstif.e are rei|iilrod to  p..y the amounted of their indebtedness to  mo forthwith.  DONALD McCALLl'M,  Oliioinl Administrator for the Electoral District of '>n.<id Korku, in the County of Yule.  Diiteil this 4th day of Ati^uil, I'ji-.K  AND PICTURE FRAMING  Furniture  Made   to  Order.  Also Repairing of all Kinds.  Upholstering Neatly   Done  R. C. McGUTCHEON  WINNIPEG AVENOP  AT YOUR  SERVICE  Modern Iii<rs  .and Good  Horses at All Hours  at,  the  Model Livery Barn  M. H. Burns, Prop.  Phone 68 Second Street

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