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 ..:���������&  ,%  ,^  05  ���������O  /  Kettle Valley Orchardist  18TH YEAR���������No. 16  GRAND FORKS   B. C, FRIDAY,   FEBRUARY 14, 1919     SaK*       $1-00 PE:R YEAE  ICIPAL ������C1  New Order of Things iu  Many Directions Indicated by Draft of New  Legislation  Should the proposed Municipal  act which has been drafted for presentation to the legislature this  month pass in its present form,  many of the powers =vhich have  been exercised by councils from the  earliest times in this province will  be transferred to other authorities.  There is much discussion, says a  Victoria dispatch, in legislative circles over the matter, aud one report  has it that the proposed changes  will not be proceeded with, at least  not during the present session of  the legislature.  The transference of power hither  to enjoyed  by the municipal  councils has   been divided between   two  bodies.  One is the local government board,  which will enjoy powers possessed  by such bodies elsewhere, together  with further provisions. It will be  responsible solely to the government  Ovei^the other bodies the electors  will have control, as the proposed  board of control must be chosen  from men qualified to be members  ��������� of municipal councils, and is sub  ject to public respons bility at the  polls. One point .may be mentioned  as showing how drastic is the au  tbority proposed to be given to the  local government board, is that it is  proposed to transfer to the board the  trusteeship of sinking funds,'and if  a municipality fails to keep its sinking funds intact the board may institute an action against the municipality to restore the sinking funds  and similar securities.  The board of control would be  composed of the mayor and two controllers in the large cities and districts. The actions of the board  would only be subject to the upset  upon a two thirds vote of the coun  cil While this policy of a board of  control is the genorally accepted  model������ in Canadian^ cities, an opportunity is given to adopt a plan  which has become increasingly popular, namely, the selection of an  official as city manager.  The public has been warned to  expect drastic changes in regard to  the law governing tax sales and redemption of property. Power is pro  posed under one section to bring an  action to recover taxes from delin-  qonts as an ordinary civil debt.  To be delinquent in taxes will, it  is proposed, disqualify candidates  for the office of mayor, controllers  and aldermen. The term of office  would be two years, as long urged  on the government by delegations.  As has already been forecasted,  the police clause provides for the  appointment in future of a crown  counsel as prosecutor, by the government, instead of the municipal  authorities. Such counsel would  hold office during the pleasure of  the executive council.  Under the proposed  statute  mu-  The cities of Alberni, Armstrong.  Obilliwack, Courtenay, Cra'ribrook  Cumberland, Duncan, Enderby, Fer  nie, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Kam  loops, ���������Kaslo, Kelowna, Ladysrnitb,  Merritt, Nanaimo, Nelson, New  Westminster, North Vancouver,  Phoenix,' Port Alberni, Port Coquit-  lam,. Port Moody, Prince George,  Prince Rupert, Revelstoke, Ross-  land, Salmon Arm, Sandon, Slocan,  Trail, Vernon and Victoria. The  District of Burnaby, Township of  Esquimalt, Districts of Fraser Mills,  North Vancouver and Oak Bay, Corporation of Point Grey, Districts of  South Vancouver and West Vancouver.  The second class municipalities  are proposed as follows: u  Townships of Chilliwack and  Coldstream; districts of Coquitlam,  Delta and Kent; townships of Lang-  ley, Maple Ridge; districts of Mats-  qui, Mission,North Cowichan, Peach-  land, Penticton, Pitt Meadows;  township of Richmond; districts of  Saanichand Salmon Arm; eownship  of Spallumacheen; districts of Su~  mas, Summerland and Surrey.  The third class of municipalities  are those hereafter to be incorporated for the purpose of irrigation,  drainage, dyking or ditching.  ;THE VALUE 0  0RGAN1ZAT  I  President's Address at the  29th Annual Meeting of  the B.C. Frnit Growers'  Association in Penticton  He Needed a Helper  A   story   told   in the   Winnipeg  lounging room Sunday   night  illus  trtes how sorely the $3 a-day  striking shipbuilders  in  Seattle are in  need of sympathy strikes. ~  A laborer went to Seattle last  summer in search of employment.  He walked the streets for a week  without being able to iocate a job  One evening he met a friend, who  was employed in the shipyard, to  whom he told bis troubles.     ���������  "Why don't you come down to  the shipyard and hire out as a first  class mechauic?" asked his friend.  "Bat I'm not a shipbuilder," answered the man.  "That doesn't make any difference. All you have to do is to look  wise, walk around, pick up a tool,  examine it crically, rub off the dust,  lay it down and go on to the next  tool and repeat the operation."  Next morning the man applied at  the shipyard for a job as a first  class mechauic, and he got; it.  By following his friend's injunctions  he put in a week at this work. But  he noticed that a man was always  following him about the works at a  respectable distance, and on Saturday night he went to his friend  again.  "I   am  going  to quit" he said.  "Quit! Why, what's the matter?"  asked his friend. "Doesn't the work  suit you?"  "The work is all right, but I don't  ilke to be followed by a sneaking,  spy everywhere I go."  "Spy! Why, you d���������fool, that's  your helper."  REV. WRIGHTIS  NEW MODERATOR  THE WEATHER  The following is the minimum  and maximum temperature for each  day during the past week, a8 recorded by the government thermometer on E. F. Laws' ranch:  Max,  Feb.     7���������Friday  28  8���������Saturday  33  9���������Sundiy  37  10���������Monday  41  11���������Tuesday.  39  12���������Wednesday .. 34  13-Thursday  35  Ladies and Gentlemen:���������I am sure  that we all appreciate the cordial wel~  come to Penticton for our 29th annual  meeting   so   well   expressed    by   his  honor the reeve.    The   change   from  our custom of holding this convention  at Victoria was made with   the  hope  that it would result in a much   larger  attendance, and bring more   members  into touch with the personal work  of  the association. I am very glad to see  that this anticipation has been realiz  ed, and trust that this   large attend"  ance will insure a meeting   that  will  be memorable for  intelligent discussion and decisive action.  We have just seen  the  close  of  a  year   filled   with events  of such importance and so far-reaching in   effect  that we can not venture to suggest the  vast changes in social   and   economic  life that will develop during the coming year, and  which   will   affect  the  history of the world formal I time.  We  have seen the end of the   world   war.  A victorious  and  triumphant   finish  that we looked forward to with   faith  and confidence,   but   did not dare to  look for so soon; and we are now with  grateful hearts welcoming back   those  who   have    won   through   the  great  battle.  It is a time when we are taking up  the battle of life with  a new  courage  and are looking   forward   to  ace rni-  plishing greater things in   the   better  world our brave boys have won for us  Common sense tells   us that,   at  a  time   like   this, when    we  are at the  parting of the ways, facing a world  full of new conditions, we should take  stock of our resources, find the weak  spots in our amor and mend them,and  looking into the future with such foresight as we possess, strengthen and  prepare ourselves to meet and struggle with the new conditions,moulding  them where we may ta onr needs,and  fittiug ourselves to those we can not  change. These problems will be with  each of us individually, and many of  them can ouly be solved by the individual, each for himself, but the larger  pioblems, resulting from the reconstruction of social and economic life  now just beginning, will affect us collectively. They will create new conditions in every industry, in every  community and in every state.  It will be obvious to every thinking  man that these problems can be solved, and these conditions be satisfactorily dealt with only by collective action. At no time in the history of the  world has organization for collective  action been so necessary to protect  the rights, and secure the welfare of  the unorganized people of   the  world,  Organized bodies of men have  dictat-      As the United States in December  ed to nations for the past four  years. ' removed the price limitation on bran  j^jThey have thrust on the worid  social; and shorts, it has become  necessary  2rf . und   economic  problems   that all tho ' to do the same thing in   Canada  in  29 statesmen of the next century can not order that Canadian flour may com-  32 solve to the satifaction of us   all.   In   pete   with   the   United   States pro-  22! '  If we expect during the next few  years of rapid changes to secure a  proper consideration of our interests  and our welfare, we must, as'a body  of men having interests and purposes  in common, unite, all our strength,  and by organized efficient effort demand for those interests fair consideration from all men.  This is a subject that has impressed  me as being of such grave importance  that I have felt justified in confining  my address to an effort to show the  application of these principles to our  work as an association, and I wish  that what I say might reach and carry  oonvictiou not only to every member  of this association, but to every fruit  grower in this province.  I believe that every one who' hears  me will admit without question that  strength is only attained by union  and efficiency by organization. But it  is one thing to admit the necessity of  a large and well disciplined army in  order to win a great battle, and quite  another thing to enlist in that army.  In all the ..industries of the world  there is none so backward as agriculture iu the matter of organization.  This is naturally so from the fact that  the agricultural communty is not engaged in masses, but its members are  widely scattered, have few opportun-  .   ( Continued on Page 8.)  10 THE VET  A Few Observations on  the Subject Submitted  to Our Readers for Their  Consideration  Rev. Hillis Wright, pastor of  Knox Presbyterian church in this  city, was appointed moderator for  this year at the meeting of the  Kootenay "Presbytery,. Wednesday  night, in the Presbyterian church,  Neison.' He will succeed Rev. A.  M. O'Donnell, of Trail.  The ministers and laymen who attended the meeting were: Rev.  O'Donnell, Trail; Rev. J. Munro,  Phoenix; Rev. P. McCord, Creston;  Dr. Ferguson, Calgary; J. C. Harris,  New Danver; D. C. McMorris, Nelson; Rev. D. McGillvray, visiting  minister, China; Dr. Strang, Saskatchewan, and Rev. E. R. McLean,  Vaucouverr  ROGK GREEK SHIPS  A GAR OF WHEAT  Min.  16  Says a report jfrom Rock Creek:  "A few years ago when the farmers  of the Boundary country only raised  enough wheat for the local market,  the buyers ridiculed the idea of  competing with the prairie grain.  But during the season of 1918, very  unsatisfactory in regards to climatic  conditions, a car of wheat shipped  by A. D. M. Lennan, of Rock  Creek, to the Vancouver Grain it  Milling company, of Vancbuvn,  graded No. 1, 10 per cent, and commanded the highest price for milling  wheat."  The fourteen-months-old daugh-  of Mr and Mrs. Sam Hunter, who  died on Tuesday last, was buried  yesterday afternoon in Evergreen  cemetery.  , the struggle that is coming the   unor- ducts in the various markets.  TicfpH Ramzec^ uinfcH w-ill be lost. Their voices    uicipalities  are  divided; iuto three! Rainfall    0.59  will be heard no more than the chirp-       lien's that   lay at all  these days  classes sheduled as follows; Snowfall     3.2  ing of a cricket in the roar of big guns are  laying golden eggs.  Recently The Sun advocated the  establishment of a public park as a  memorial to the soldiers who served  in the Great War and to those who  fell in the titanic strugle. At that  time we lacked the space to elucidate our idea as fully as we should  have liked to have done.  The scheme we had in mind is,  we believe, more commonly called a  public square than a park. All  cities have these breathing spots,  and they are usually located in or  close to the business centers. As a  rule they comprise one block of  ground, and are planted with shade  trees and shubbery and the lawn is  kept in an artistic condition. Seats  are provided for weary people who  may require a few minutes' rest. This  was the kind of a park we had in  mind. We did not mean an uncleared piece of land in a hog-wallow or a big stretch of verdant territory on the far-flung outskirts of  the city. The square, 'if established,  should be located between the business center and the C.P.R- tracks.  By the cooperation of the city and  the patriotic people a Victory square  could be started here this summer.  In it could be erected a suitable  monument to the memory of the  Grand Forks soldiers who served in  the. war. It would also serve another purpose. Some day Grand  Forks will have a band again. It  would be the proper place in which  to erect a bandstand and to hold  public concerts in.  The park would be a lasting memorial to the veterans, and as a beauty  spot it would necessarily be a great  asset to the city.  We have reopened this subject  because we do not believe that the  meeting held last week was .sufficiently well attended to make its decision in this matter conclusive as  regards the views of a majority of  our citizens. A drinking fountain  may be all right, but even when the  city is in a healthful condition the  public drinking cup is not the most  sauitary thing In the world, and  when a contagious disease is abroad  it is a perfect menace to the public  health. However, if a majority of  our citizens want a fountain, we will  bow gracefully to their wishes. "We  seldom drink water, anyway, so that  the danger from contagion does not  vitally affect us.  While discussing the above subject with a fellow citizen the other  day, he promulgated an entirely different plan. His proposition was to  erect a monument on the top of Observation mountain, overlooking the  city, inscribe the names of the veterans on it, and have it surmounted  by a tall flagstaff and keep a huge  Union Jaok constantly Hying from  it. A fund, he said, might be created for the purpose of renewing the  flag whenever required. The scheme  is original, and it has never to our  knowledge been advanced before.  It may appeal to numbers of our  citizens as being worthy of consideration. m  THE   SUN,    GRAND   FORKS,   B^ G.  Wat (tatii 3ntM ^mx  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 Forks Sun,  1 eoke 101R Grand Forks, B. C.  OFFICE:    COLUMBIA AVENUE AND LAKE STREET.  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1919  THE COMMUNIST STATE  WE are asked to try the experime nt of Bolshevism without any conception of what  Bolshevism really means. We are asked to put  in power the men who fancy themselves capable of doing in Canada what Lenin  and Trot-  ski   and  Radek  have tried to  do in Russia,  without any regard for the difference between  and this country.   Even supposing  the  great  e xperiment carried out by Lenin and his followers had been successful  in  Russia  under  the conditions   which   obtained in Russia, is  that any guarantee that a similar experiment  carried on heqe would be equally successful?  But even under ideaifcdn'd'itibhs some one  would have to superintend the; production of  the commune. He would not actually work  with his hands, but would be salaried and  w(ould attend to the marketing of the produce.  While he did not actually own the land, he  would really take the place of the old proprietor and attend to the equal distribution of  ,the profits gained by the production.  The foregoing seems very nice, but it is  really nothing but a reversion to the old tribal  system. The state would consist of innumerable communes or tribes, and many of them,  owing to the greater productivity of their  lands or the harder work of their people, would  be richer than others. This would arouse the  jealousy of neighboring communes or tribes,  and without troubling to examine the real reasons of the greater prosperity of their neighbors, eventually one cammune poorer than the  others, and perhaps unable to purcnase the  luxuries obtainable by its neighbors, would revolt against suoh conditions and seize its  neighbors' property. These would then form  one commune,, either by force or because the  principle of self-determination would come in  and give the right to any communes to absorb  those of their neighbors were they more numerous and therefore more able to control the  voting power exercised by the whole people.  At once there would grow up a" series of  stronger communes, and these in   their  turn  <T:  =^  EYE TALKS  Do not tjy to fit your eyes with cheap spectacles. Usually  the lenses are ground defective, and will perhaps be the  cause of a great deal of harm. Have your eyes properly  tested and suitable lenses prescribed at  A D MORRISON ���������ELBR AND OPTICIAN  ������%.��������� %J* LyJIX^Iva^aUx/UI GRAND forks, b. c.  ^z  J  ran  or&s. Transfer ���������!<  DAVIS S HANSEN, Proprietors  Gity Baggage and General Transfer  Goal and Wood For Sale  Office at R. F. Petrie's Store  Phone  64  SOUR, ACID  STOMACHS, |     You   can   not rench   The    Sun's  GASES  OR   INDIGESTION  I nfUmfous. .readers   except   through  Supposiug that after the czar was  deposed  the Russian workmen and soldiers had gained w������uld   tend   to absorb  the property of their  contjol of the government, elected their representatives to a constituent assembly, apportioned the land among the peasantry, and  gradually taken over the industries of the  country in a perfectly orderly fashion. Supposing they had made peace with Germany on  the basis of self-demination and no indemnities and Germany had not proceeded to destroy Russia as a state, but had left the people  alone to work out their own development.  What would have happened'?  ��������� Eighty-five per cent of the Russian people  are agriculturists. "The division of the largo  owned^ by the rich landowners among the  peasants would have entailed the most carefully thought out scheme. Some of these  estate consist largely of timber lands, some of  pasture, some of regions which are useless  from the point of view of agricultural production. To divide them among the peasants on  anything like an equal basis would have been  impossible. One peasant would have to work  much harder than another to produce anything from his land.  Moreover the peasants would in their turn  have become landed proprietors. But under  the new conditions the ownership of any property was not in keeping with the ideals of the  new government. Therefore either the state or  the local governments would have to be the  owners of the land and the peasants would  cultivate the land and the product of their labor would be divided equally among them, so  that no single individual qr family would be  richer than anyone else. They would own the  land on the communistic basis. The man who  worked harder than his neighbore would gain  nothing by his work. He would only be producing for the benefit of the community. He  would therelore have no incentive to try and  make his land produce more and would gradually be content to revert to a condition in  which the state or the commune had taken  the place of the old landlord. He would have  exchanged one master fo.i another. If he did  not like this condition of affairs, he would  have to try and change them, either   by  con-  neighbors. That is, of course, exactly how all  modern states have grown up.    The head   of  each commune has become the leader of two  or teree; the leader of two or three has become  the leader of a dozen.    By aiming and paying  a certain number of the people who were  not  satisfied to  labor  on  the  land,   but  desired  something rather more exciting, these leaders  gathered     round    them    small   and   well-  disciplined  forces   which  lived  by conquest.  The history of the Hapsburgs, of the Hohen-  zollems, of Yenghiz Khan, of the  Romanoffs,  of the Turks, is precisely the foregoing. Tribes  of agriculturists have been absorbed into states  whether they liked it or not.  Thus, even in an agricultural community it  is not so easy to bring about an ideal state of  affairs. But when we take into account all  the ramifications of modern trade and industrialism the complications which naturally ensue are multiplied a hundredfold.  "Pape's Diapepsin" neutralizes e'xces-  . ��������������������������� sive acid in stomach, relieving"  dyspepsia, heartburn and  distress at once.  its advertising columns.  Time it! In five minutes all stomach distress, due to acidity, will go.  No indigestion, heartburn, sourness or  belching of gas or eructations of undigested food, no dizziness, bloating, foul  breath or headache.  Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its  speed in regulating upset stomachs.  It is the surest, quickest stomach sweetener in the whole world, and besides it  is harmless. Put an end to stomach  distress at once by getting a large fifty-  cent case of Pape's Diapepsin from any  drug store. You realize in five minutes  how needless it is to suffer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any stomach disorder caused by- fermentation du" xo  excessive acids in stomach.  His Accomplishments  Her Mother���������My daughter sin'^s,  plays the piano, paints, iindprnuinrl:-  botany,-'zoology, French, Italian���������  in fact is accomplished in every  way: And you. sit?  ;....,".  Prospective Son in law���������Well, in  an emergency I suppose I could  cook a little and mend the socks  "See here, hasn't the pedestrian the right of  way over motor vehicles at crossings?" "Yes,  the pedestrian has the right of way, but the  motor vehicle has more momentum."  Tom and Sam were old cronies. On one occasion Sam took umbrage at some remark  from Tom, and he sarcastically ejaculated,  "Tom-ass!" But Tom's ready wit was equal to  the occasion. "Sam-mule!" he replied.  "Do you expect Josh will be able to speak  French when he gets home?''" asked Mrs.  Corntossel. "No," replied her husband. "You  can tako it from me that Josh has been too  busy fighting to stop an' learn any fancy accomplishments."  Mrs. Gramercy���������That's a very handsome  clog Mrs. Newrich takes out walking with her.  Mrs. Park���������Yes, she uses him for publicity  purposes. He's a prize-winner, and much  better known than she is.  stitutional means or by changing  his  circum  stances'by emigration to a new   country.   He  would try to gain more for himself simply because he refused to stagnate,    It would be  human nature.   The Chinaman  emigrates   to  Canada for she  same reason.    He wants to about,  my  son?" "I   hear somebody  on the  earn more money. He hopes to bcabloto save .roof." "Oh,'well, go to sleep, my boy; it's enly  enough in due course to return to  China and'your father   taking  off his  shoes   before he  live as a well-to man, man,  or  what  monly called nowadays a capitalist.  "To what branch of the service do the baby  tanks belong?"    "I suppose, to the infantry.''  "Oh, mamma, I'm  frightened!" came  from  little Tommy, in bed.   "What are frightened  is  com- sneaks  through  the  scuttle.    He's just got  home from the club in his airship.  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 re- ���������  quires 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 after fulfilling residential and improvement conditions.  For grazing and industrial purposes,  areas exceeding 640 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.  TOWISISITE PROPERTY ALLOTMENT  ACT.  Provision Is made for the grant to  persons holding uncompleted Agreements to Purchase from tho 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 persona  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 be  made. Those allotments are conditional  upon payment of all taxes duo 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 tha  adjustment of a proportionate allotment  is final. The time for making application for those allotments is limited to  the 1st day of May, 1919. Any application made after this date will not be  considered. These allotments apply to  town lots and lands of the Crown sold  at public auction.  For Information apply to any Provincial Covernrnent Agent or to  G. R. NADBN,  Deputy Minister of Lands,  Victoria. B. C.  Job Printing at The Sun office at  practically the some prices as before  the big war siartr-d  IS  Good  Printing  HpHE value of wall-  printed, neat appearing 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    ��������� . t.  Noteheads  Pamphlets  , Price lists  Envelopes  Billheads  Circulars  Dodgers  Posters  Menus  And commercial and  society printing of every  description.  Let us quote you our  prices.  New Type  , Latest Style  Faces  THE  SUN  Columbia Avenue and  Lake Street  TELEPHONE  R101 / / /  / Y  THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B. C;  e  ���������Figures- *  Notice how the cost���������and the  cash value���������of the stamp advances each month until, on the  1st day of January, 1924, the  Dominion of Canada is pledged  to pay $5.00 for each W-S.S.  *V-SIZE OP-  THE VALUE  OF on to feed the world,   simply   because  ORGANIZATION 'ierausfc   do so  in   order to live him-  ���������._____ self   Why should the farmer,who rep-  (Contimted from Page 1.)         ! resents tne greatest industry   in   the  ities   of   getting   together  for inter- the world, both in   numbers  and   in  change of views, and have so   wide  a wealth, receive   the  least  considera-  diversity of individual conditions and tion?    0nly   because he has not  yet  problems that it is difficult   to   unite learned the necessity of organizing for  them   for   collective   action   on   the  broad questions that affect them  all.  We are all familiar with the rapid  growth in strength and influence of  organized labor.- Although representing a very small minority of the voting p'>pu;ation, they are able, through  the? fnrcfiOf an organized and disciplined bodv of men, to wield an influence out of' all proportion to their  numbers. According to the census of  1911 the male nopulati' n of Canada  between the ages of IS and 45 was  1 720.070, while as late as 1916 the  total membership of all trades unions  in the Dominion was only  160,407:  Taking advantage of the conditions  created by the war. an organization of  railway employees was able to dictate  to th^Unitod States government the  establishment of an eight hour day  and a very large increase of wages.  Perhaps both were very just and rea  s-mable claims, but the point of interest to us lie-* in the fact,, that this  body of only 30,000 men was power  ful enough through organization for  collective action to dictate to the  government of the wealthiest nation  on earth.  The whole indnstrial policy of the  British empire during four years of  war has been a matter of agreement  between the imperial government and  organized labor, and the strength of  that government rests today on the  support of these organizations. In ouf  own Canada the policies of government are, if not dictated, at least influenced by organized labor and organized manufacturers.  Everywhere in the   civilized   world  organization seems to be the motto of  the times.  Banks, merchanfs and man  ufacturers are organizing to  secure  a  share   of foreign  trade.    Labor is or  ganizing to maintain the  high   stan-  collective action.  The one strong and efficient  exam  pie of organization   by  agriculturists  is found in. the Grain Growers' association of the three   prairie   provinces.  Being specialists, all having the same  interests   and   purposes, it was   per  haps easy for them to unite, and their  success  has   been   a forcible example  of the power gained by   organization,  as shown by the strong influence they  now exercise ot the seat of   the federal government.    Unfortunately   their  aims, if   accemplished    on   the   lines  they   are   now    working, would be a  diaster to the fruit industry of.British  Columbia, and there is much evidence  that they are making steady  progress  toward their goal.    Here we   have  a  concrete   example  of    an    organized  body working powerfully for    the improvement   of   their   condition   and  prosperity   regardless   of  the  injury  they may cause to us, their neighbors.  It is only by equally   strong and   ef  fective work we can hope  to  secure a  proper recognition of our    rights   and  interests, and to do this we must   be  equally strong in our organization.  Fruit growers are also specialists,  all having the same problems and interests, and it would seem that there  exists no reason why every man in  British Columbia who is growing fruit  for sale should not be a member and  active supporter of the British Col  umbia Fruit Growers' association.  Every such person must recoenize the  fact that he is personally and vitally  interested in many things affecting  the industry, which can only be dealt  with by an effective organization, and  the stronger that organization can  be made the better will be his condition.  1 think I can hear some say: "That  is all very well in theory, but in practice associations are notoriously inefficient " Eveu so. If we grant that  such condemnation were strictly true,  what is the remedy? To withdraw  support and thereby insuring the association becoming still weaker and  more inefficient? On the coutrary, if  this is true, now is the Lime for every  man having any interest in the growing and marketing of fruit to put his  shoulder to the wheel and make the  cart move, to put the efficiency where  of which every.grower will be proud,  and his membership a thing of value.  The efficiency of this association is  dependent entirely on the quality of  its.membership. For strength we need  a large membership; for efficiency we  need the brain and energy of every  member. Your directorate and executive, however carefully selected, will  not have any monopoly of intelligence,  and they need the support, advice  and assistance of the members if they  are to do effective work and properly  represent the industry as a whole.  In exact proportion to the active and  intelligent interest displayed by the  individual members in the work of the  association will' it be efficient or  otherwise.  During the past year, as instructed  by the directors, the executive has  conducted a campaign for the purpose  of improving the financial strength of  the association: Their appeal met  with a generous response from all parts  of the province. I hope that this is but  the.birth of a spirit of progressiveness  that will carry us to the position of  power and influence that we should  hold in the community.  In the program for this meeting  you will note that a time Has been assigned for discussion of this subject  of organization. I hope that in the intervening time you will give it yonr  earnest consideration, and Joe prepared  to make the discussion of practical  value. I hope that some one will be  able to tell us how to make" every  fruit grower realize that he is-a very  essential part of this association, and  that upon him rests a certain definite  part of the responsibility for its success or failure, and how, under the  restrictions imposed by widely scab  tered residence, the grower may be  kept in touch with the current work  of the executive and have opportunity  for discussion and interchange of  views with his fellow members.  IF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS,  FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED  Look,  Mother!    If tongue Is coated,  cleanse little bowels with "California Syrup of Figs."  Mothers can rest easy after giving  "California 'Syrup of Figs," because in  a few hours all the clogged-up waste,  sour bile and fermenting food gently  moves out of the bowels, and you have  a well, playful child again.  ���������Sick children needn't be coaxed to  take this harmless "fruit laxative."  Millions of mothers keep it handy because .they know, its action'on the stomach, liver and bowels is prompt and sure.  Ask your druggist for a bottle of  "California Syrup of Figs," which contains directions for babies, children of  all ages and for grown-ups.  No. of Application 8093D  LAND REGISTRY ACT  Notice Under Section 86.  dard of wages. Railways arc using the  strength of their organizations to secure the peace of the world. The new  order .of things will find the whole  world organized into powerful groups,  each (Striving for the betterment of its  conditions Legislation will be enacted to foster trade in manufactures  and raw materials, but with the return of peace conditions the fanner,  who must bear the burden imposed by  high wages, high taxes aud a high  cost of production, will   be depended   it is lacking and make an   association ! ijooV'  TAKE NOTICE that an application has been  matlo to register Gustavus A. Evans. Grand  Forks, B. C. as the owner in Fee-simple under  a Tax Sale Deed from the Assessor of the  Municipality of Cirand Forks, to G. A. Evans,  bearing date 28th day of December, A.D. 1911,  in pursuance of a Tax Sale held by said Municipality on or about the 14th day of September, 1910, of all and singular certain parcel or  tract of land and premises situate, lying, and  being in the City of Grand Forks, in the  Province of B-itish Columbia, more particularly known aad described as:���������Lot Eleven  (11), Block Six (6),-Plan Sixty-seven (f.7).  You and those claiming through or under  you, and all persons claiming: any interest in  the said land by descent whose title is not  registered under the provisions of the "Land  Registry Act'' are required to contest the  claim of the tax purchaser within -15 days  of the service of his notice upon you. Otherwise you and each of you will be for ever  estopped and debarred from setting up any  claim to or in re������pcct of the sold hind, and  I shall registej the said Gustavus A. E.aus as  owner in fee.  Your attention is called to Section 36 of the  "Land Registry Act" apd amendments, and  especially to tho following extract therefrom  which relates to the above notion:���������  "And in default of a caveat .of certificate of  lis pendens being filed before the registration  as owner of the persen entitled nudor such tax  sale, all persons so served with notice or  served with notice under subjection (6) of section 155 of the "Municipal Clauses Aet, 1906,"  or section 293 of ?lio"MunicIpal Act." or section 1119 of the "Assessment Act, 1903," or section 253 of the "Taxation Act,'In ease* in  which notice under this Act is dispensed with  as hereinafter provided, and those claiming  through or uudor them, and all porsons claiming any interest in the land, by virtue of any  unregistered instrument, .'and all persons  claiming any interest in tho laud by descent  whose Oitle is not registered tinder the provisions of this ACt, shall bo for over estopped  and debarred from sotting up any claim to or  in respect of the land so sold for taxes."  Dated at the Land Registry  Office, at the  City of Kamloops,   Province of British Columbia, tills 9th (luy of September, A.D. 1918.  C. II. DUNBAR.  District Registrar.  To A. Campbell,  Duncan Campbell.  BOOT   REPAIRING  TAKK  your  repairs to  Armsnn, shoe   re  pairer.     Tho   Hub.    Look   for   the   Big  STEADY  ABVEMTISINO-  TKat Brings  the Steady  Trade to  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.  j#  The GRANDFORKS SUN  eaders    Want   to   Hear  From   You   Every   Week THE    SUN.    GRAND    FORKS,    B. C.  Of all present-day Sewing Machines.  Why hutf 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 h$)  oMiller ������& Gardner  Complete Home Furnishers  GIVE "SYRUP OF FIGS"  TO CONSTIPATED CHILD  Delicious "Fruit Laxative" can't harm  tender little Stomach, Liver  and Bowels.  News of the City  The cable on the tram from the  R.jck Candy group to Lynch Creek  his been strung, and the line is  ready to 'commence' operations as  the ext-n-ion of "the North lAirk  branch of che Ktitly Vaiiny line it!  complete J..  The funeral of tie late Mrs Jessie  Lir.ice Steele. ��������� ������gt-d 27 years, who  died >ast Friday tvc-ning of iidlu  euzi, ������������������van htici Sunday afren-oon,-  interment being made iu Evergieeu  cemetery.  Daly was given at the home of Mrs.  finsby on Monday evening. Mr.  Daly left-for Vancouver on Wednesday to receive his discharge from  the army.  Walter Ronald, fireman on the  Kettle Valley line, clipped off the  engine on Monday, sustaining a  sprained aukle^  Look at the tongue, mother! If  coated, your little one's stomach, liver  and bowels need cleansing at once.  When peevish, cross, listless, doesn't  sleep, eat or act naturally, or is feverish, stomach sour, breath bad; has sore  throat, diarrhoea, full of cold, give a  teaspoonful of "California ��������� Syrup of  Figs," and in a few hours all the foul,  constipated waste, undigested food and  sour bile gently moves out of its little  bowels without griping, and you have a  well, playful child again. Ask your  druggist for a bottle of "California  Syrup of Figs," which contains full  directions for babies, children of all ages  and for grown-ups.  r  Mrs. Hill and her son, of the  North Fork district, are laid up with  influenza.  Mr. and   Mrs. f-Vter   Hansen   arc  recovering truai an attack   oi  inilu  euza.  ''The Saturday Evening Post" for  leoS than live cents a copy, $'2 50 a  year. -'The Country. Gentleman" for  less than four cents a copy, ���������������! 75 a  year, including -pi/stage. A. li.-Do-'  rait;, Authorized Agent, (532 Broadway VY't-st, Vancouver, B. C.  Misses    Gweuuie   and    Margaret!  Mc'llvvaine   are��������� confined    to   iiume  w'tlti au alcacii ut lutiuti.za.  Mr. and Mrs. E. Walker, Sr, are  visiting their son, Stewart Walker,  at Eholt.  The following district soldiers arrived in Halifax on Tuesday on the  Carmania, and they are now on  their way west: Lance Corp. F. T.  Goodrich, JSTeison; 0. L. Eastbrook,  Lance:Corp. Eraut, Penticton; Sapper It.- Hartley, Fernie. On Tunis  ian���������went west on the 10th: H. W.  Wright. Nelson; W. K. Cutler, Slo-  cau Valley; G M. Loomer, Penticton.  John Edward, the two year old  son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil McNiven,  of the West end, died at 11 o'clock  on Sunday night. It "is generally  supposed that death was caused by  ptomain poisoning. The funeral  was h-ld from Cooper's undertaking  parlors on Tuesday afternoon.  Trie- Ellison was kicked out of  , the provincial for trafficking in live  .stock with the Colony farm.    Alder  me^ sometimes play in better   luck.  A   Complete   Stock  of  Jewelry and Silverware  Everything that can please and charm your friend.  Before going elsewhere, give us a call and inspect  our stock. ������������������'������������������  "Quality Jewellers"  Bridge Street, - Next Door B. C. Telephone Office  Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty  H. C, Kerniijn has been spending  :i few d:iye in Spokane this week.  H.'Weber .sp"nt the present vvei-k  with his family in Nelson. Hi-  young son is i i J with infiueizs.  Postmaster   Hull   has   be<?n   con  fined to his home this   week owing  to an attack of influenz".  Two of Aid. Miller o   children aie  down with the influ-nza.  A quorum could not be secured  at the regular meeting of the city  council on Monday evening owing  to the i;lnes8 of Aid. Hull.  A   party  in   honor of  Pte. Fred  The wife and five children of S-im  Hunter, of the Kettle Valley snops,  are ivccveiiiig fnin a prolonged'  siege of lnlluenz i.  The 'third'-unsuccessful    attempt  jthis season was mude'by  the weath-  jf-r'manon  Wednesday   eveniug    to  give us real   winter -weather.'7'  Mrs. E. Walker has returned  home from a protracted visit with  friends at the coast.  Pte. Hussey, who went overseas  during itie early stages of the war,  is expected to return to Grand  Forks this week.  THICK, ULOSSYHAIR  FEES F'ROM DANDRUFF  3irls! Try it! Hair gets soft, fluffy and  beautiful���������Get a small bottle  of Danderine.  'Establlshiii^  .nterrupte������  -Connection  A telephone "cut-off," as it is called, may  be due to the temporary disarrangement of  signal mechanism at the switchboard, or just  a plain human mistake by an operator at "Central" or at a branch exchange board.  In either event, it is a'source of no less regret to the operator than disturbance to the  persons talking. And the connection may be  re-established with maximum promptness if  the person who was called will hang up the  receiver, while the person, who called Works  the receiver-hook slowly up and down, advising the operator what has occurred and considerately furnishing her with such information as she may require.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  ��������� More-Painful ..^v.-1 Yale-Barber Shop  First Artist���������-Old Roxley wouldn't) r  Seattle's generai strike of 30,0000  workers, the first of its kind and  scone in America, came to an end  officially on Tuesday, although  many of the strikers returned to  woik earlier.  25c buys a Thrift Stamp.  If you care for heavy hair that glistens with beauty and is radiant, with  life; has an incomparable softness and  is Jluil'y and lustrous, try Danderine.  Just one application doubles the  beauty of your hair, besides it immediately dissolves every particle of  "LandrufT. You can not have nice heavy,  healthy hair if you have dandruff. This  destructive scurf robs the hair of its  lustre, its strength and its very life,  and if not overcome it produces a fever-  ishness and itching of the scalp; the  -hair roots famish, loosen and die; then  the hair falls out fast. Surely get a  small bottle of Knowlton's .Danderine  from any drug store and just try it.  .'SFsJvn.  buy   my    pictures���������wouldn't   even  look at them.  Second Ditto���������Well, he was more  considerate of your feelings than of  mine���������he refused to- bny my pictures even after he did look at them.  'Razor Honing a Specialty  i  "I   don't   like  that  auctioneer's!  line of   talk," declared   the   artist,  testily.   "What's  wrong?"   "Picture  after   picture   of   mine  he puts up.  P. A. Z. PARE,   Proprietor  And what does be'say? 'Start it at j  $10, my good people. You can't go!  wrong. The frame is  worth that.' "  Yale Hotel, First Street  Save by the W.S S. plan.  ACREAGE  One mile from centre of city,  near Kettle river, fine parcel 5  acres, suitable fur marketirardeuing  or chicken ranch. Good 8 room  house, cellar, sleeping porches; good  well of water; barn, chicken house.  Can be rented for $10 per month,  or for sale cheap Small cash payment, balance long time.  Address owner,  Mrs. IDA CORYELL,  Cascade Locks, Oregon, U.S.A.  WE KNOCK THE SPOTS  OUT OTfflllMJS  Ladies' and Gent's  Garments  Cleaned and  Renovated in a  Superior Manner  Send us your Garments  and  have them  cleaned  clean at  P. C. PETERSO  GENERAL TRANSFER BUSINESS  AND DEALER IN  P. O. Box 152 Phone 200  GRAND FORKS  Our Guarantee:  Your Satisfaction  OFF 11 E.'  f. Downey's liigar Store  Ffrst Street  anBoouamuMi  AT YOUR  SERVICE  Modern  Ki.L'.s   and Goo<  Horses aL All  Hours  at  the  Model Livery Bam  M. B. Bums, Prop.  Phone 63 Second Street  AND PICTURE FRAMING  Furniture   Made   to  Ofiler.  Also Repairing of all Kinds.  IFpliol.steririir   Neatly    Done  R. C. MoGDTOHEON  WINNIPSG AV'ENUF


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