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 HSWWW  ','*!T-'fl"**  M'  I  V  .i������^-"  n  fr  I-  r  ^  Kettle Valley Orchardist  ������������������  17TH YEAR���������No   1G     -  GliAND FORKS   B. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1918  $1.00 PER YEAR  mit Them Within the  City Limits  Mayor Acres and Aid. Harkness,  Mcr\rdle, McCallum, McCabe, McDonald'and Scbnitter were present  at the regular bi-weekly meeting of  the city council on Monday evening.  Dr. Kingston addressed the council, and asked the board to make  a straight yearly grant to the Grand  Forkd hospital for the treatment of  city patients,  A   communication _.from  a Van-  . couver firm quoted prices for certificates to returned soldiers.  An application from the Salvation army for a grant was ordered'  filed.  A letter from the Trail board of  trade asked the council to endorse  a resolution urging the provincial  government to delay starting work  on the Christina Lake-Rossland section of the interprovincial highway  until the route had been located by  a- cempetent engineer. The communication tvus placed on the table.  The chairman of the finance committee recommended that the past  mouth's accounts be paid, and the  couucil concurred in the recommendation. The estimates had been  ��������� handed in loo late to be considered  at this meeting.  On motion of Aid. McCallum, J.  A. Hutton was appointed assessor,  and ihe assessment roll was made  returnable not later than May 13.  The chairman of the board of  works reported that he had been unable to.prepare his estimates for this  evening. The committee had met  and had decided to"* recommend to  the council the sale of the city team  and hire the team work during the  current year. During 1917 the  teamster and the maintenance of the  team had cost the city 81622. He  estimated tnat the team work required for the city duriug the present year would amount to about  $SiG. The proposal to dispose of  the team was therefore a strictly  business proposition. The council,  after discussing the matter, took the  the same view of the question.  On motion of Aid. McDonald and  McArdle, the chairman of the board  of works was empowered to sell the  city team, provided a reasonable  price could be obtained for it, and  satisfactory arrangements could be  made for a team to do the city work  aud for a team to be housed in the  fire station at night.  The chairman of the board of  works recommended that the wages  for city laborers be fixed at 37-t  cents per hour.  Approved.  The clerk was "instructed   to   call  tenders for a team to do  the .city's  team  work   and   for a   team to be  stabled in the fire hall at night.  The clerk was  instructed  to   call  i Lake property to' the  finance  com-  : mittee.    ,y  On motion of Aid. Harkness an.d  ' McCabe, the council-,.decided   to  install   a  power   meter in the pump  station.  ,The proposition that the city sell  _,.       n -in electric eooking and   heating  Btoves  UtV UOUIlCll  Propose tO Ad-  to ratepayers at cost in.order to sell  more power, again brought out an:  other animated discussion. Aid.  Schnitter was the most vigorous opponent of the scheme. He said he  was opposed to the city entering  into competition with the hardware  merchants. The recommendation of  the water and light committee "that  the city sell the stoves at cost, on  being put to" a'vote, was lost, and  on morion of Aid. McCabe and McArdle, the city electrician was em  powered to handle electric cooking  and heating appliances on a 10 per  cent profit basis, for cash, but if the  the hardware merchants are willing  to handle them on the same basis  they are to be "given the preference.  The chairman of the health anM  relief committee recommended that  the following rules governing the  keeping of pigs within the city limits  be adopted:  No person shall keep within the  limits of the city of Grand Forks  any hog3 without first having had  permission- given to him to do so.  Such permission may be given by  the medical health officer, subject to  the following regulations and restric  Spokane & B, 0. ..-'Railway  '  Swallowed Up Four Million Dollars  In the course of a lengthy article  dealing with, the wreck oi the Dominion permanent Loan company,  T,he Toronto News says in part:  A charter to build the Spokane &  B'.- C. railway, from Vancouver to  Spokane, state of Washington, was  the beginning of'disaster to the Dominion Permanent. The route outlined on the map would have opened  up a good country between Vancouver and Grand'Forks, B.C. The  work of building the road began at  Grand Forks. The line was completed four miles south to the Canadian boundary, and thirty miles inside the American Hue,to Republic,  Wash. The charter was acquired  eighteen years ago in the days when  the Hon. J. R. Stratton was directing the affairs of the Dominiou  Permanent.  The four miles of Spokane & B.C.  traclj, between Grand Forks and the  international boundary was sold to  she C.P.R.. The Doimnion Permanent retained and operated the 80  miles of Spokane & BJ^jradi from  the boundary to Republic. This 30  miles of track, plus two locomotives  and a few freight cars, is entered in  the books of the Dominion Permanent as an asset valued at ������1,000,000  "Mortgages and other securities,  $4,310,500."' This entry is recorded  iu the annual statement of the Do  minion Permanent for the year ending December 31, 1910. "Mortgages  aud other securities" are words with  a fine reassuring sound. The ''other  securities" are the Spokane & B. C.  railway, its charter, and its equipment, ������4,000,000. The $4,000,000  entry on railway account leaved  8310,596 to represent mortgages and  other securities, exclusive of the railway security. This 8310,000 has  now shrunk to a face value of  ������200,000 on mortgage account. The  best approximation of the assets  outside of the possible realization  from the railway is:  Mortgage, face value $200,000  cal health ollicer in cases  where the! R^alization value 50 cts. on  the dollar, or a total of...   100,000  tions  \ 1. No pig or pigs shall be kept  within^the distance, injijljrect^ue,  of 100 feet of any residence or  dwelling place.  2. Not more than one pig shall be  kept within the distance of 125 feet  from the nearest dwelling.  3. Not more than two pigs shall  be kept within the distance of 500  feet.  4. All pigs shall be kept in a  clean enclosure. All manure and  bedding shall be removed at least  twice a week, sprinkling with lime  during the warm -weather every two  days, and in cool weather at least  once a week.  5. It shall be the duty or the  medical health officer to report to  the city clerk at least once a week  the names and locations of all persons to whom permission has been  given during the previous week.  6. It shall be the duty of the  chief of police to inspect all premises  where pigs are kept . uuder permission, and to confer with   the  medi  tion can be stated in these words:  "The Dominion Permanent has  liabilities to depositors, debenture  holders and shareholders to an aggregate amount of S4,<150,700, and  aside from the Spokane & B.C. charter and railway the Dominion Permanent has only ������115,000 in raort-^  gages ond liquid assets to meet this  liability.".:  The Spokane & B. C. railway asset is not included in the calculation  that indicates 1\ cents,on the dollar  as all that the Dominion Permanent  will pay to depositors, debenture  holders and shareholders, , The debentures and shares are widely held  throughout Ontario. The Dominion  Permanent liabilities of $5,570,000  represent the savings of the people  of Guelph, London and other points  in Ontario to the amount of nearly  $4,000,000. The remaining 8570,-  000 is an excessive estimate of the  money deposited or invested with  the Dominion Permanent outside of  this province.  The B. C, and Spokane charter,  the thirty miles of railway, two locomotives, and a scanty equipment  of rolling stock is carried on the  books of the Dominion Permanent  as an asset valued at $4,000,000.  The situation of the depositors, debenture holders and sharehoulders  would not be desperate if the liquidator could hope to realize anything  like the lace value of the railway asset as it stands in the books of the  Dominion Permanent. The British  Columbia and Spokane charter from,  Vancouver to Grand Forks may or  _may not carry great potential value.  Uairw^7^a^1"{-'Sr3~^i}--^������gS. tiules  are  not marketable at a high price***,.  The article concludes as follows:"'  "The railway owned and operated  by the Dominion Permanent ia  credited with an investment, of $4,-  000,000, or $130,000 per mile of  siugle track. Inquiry will disclose  the truth as to how much of this investment is genuine. Inquiry into  the Dominion Permanent wreck can  not come too soon or be too searching."  Wffll  APPROPRIATION  Want Government  Assist"  ance for ^.Gravity  System  LIFE IN PARIS DURING WAR TIMES  foregoing regulations are not being  properly observed, or where complaints have been made regarding  same.  7. The medical health officer may  cancel any permit which has been  granted for the keeping of a pig or  pigs within the city limits.  These regulations were approved  by the council.  The mayor reported that he had  made arrangements for a meeting of  the conservation committee on  Weduesday evening.  Mayor Acres reported having appointed ihe following committee to  look after the welfare of returned  sildiers:   W. J. Cook, F. It. S. Bar-  Liquid assets      15,000  An asset of $200,000 in mortgages  and $15,000 in liquid assets is a I  the security that depositor?, debenture holders and stockholders in the  Dominion Permanent hold as a  safeguard against loss in the following three accounts:  Depositors iu cash.. S    170,000  PureuMsers of debentures. 2,500,000  Purchasers   of stock, $2,-  000,000, less  $100,000  not paid up     1,000,000  Tho report of G. T. Cbirksou may  brighten the outlook.    Hard-headed  men familiar with the affairs of   the  Dominion    Permanent    Loan   com  pany insist that, in bru:f, the situa  Murray Janes, who has been at  the front ������or a couple of years and  is now enjoying a two weeks' leave  in Paris, writes as follows to a friend  in this city:  "Pauls, January 15, 1918.���������J am  here iu this burg of Paris. 1 have  been here for six days. 1 have eight  more days to slay. Say, old boy, it  is some piace. I wish you were  here���������we would sure  time.    .  the places 1 used to read about  when I went to school; but in order  to see the whole show you would  have  to  stay   more   than   tourleen  At the joint meeting of the Farm-  ers'Tnstitute and the Fruit Growers' association, heict last Saturday,  Messrs. Meggitt and Collins gave  very interesting accounts of the convention at Victoria, held in January.  In answer to the letter-from the Institute secretary to the deputy min  ister of agriculture, Victoria, urging  the department to secure a supply  of seed grain to be distributed at  cost to" farmers needing it, Mr.  Scott stated that the department is  endeavoring to secure a supply, but  that as good seed grain is extremely  scarce, it may not be possible to obtain it. No doubt by the next meeting, which is to be held on Saturday, the 25th inst., at 3 p.m sharp,  information will be available for the  institute as to how seed can be  promised, and those needing it are  urged to be present.  The secretary was asked to write.  J. E. Thompson, M.P.P., asking  him to use all his influence' to secure for this valley a substantial  portion of the $500,000 appropriation which is being asked for at the  present session for irrigation purposes.  /;lt was stated that there is a considerable amount of land in the vaj-  ley which the owners do not intend  to work themselves this season, and  as it is desirable that every acre be  made to produce something, if anyone having land to rent will communicate with the Institute secretary, tenants can in all probability  be secured for the same.  straight in the line after we came  back to France from Belgium. I  have been in Lens, and I was two  months in Belgium and I was aUhe  big scrap when the Canadians took  Passchendaele ridge. I can not say  much about the war; but it was a h���������  of a good day for the allies when the  U.S.A. stepped in. Paris is full of  Americans; but of all the troops on  leave here, the Canadians are the  candy kids. They can get anything  they want. The saloons close at.  9:30. You have to pay 50c for  Scotch whiskey, but you can get 3-  Star brandy for 4c. I am drinking  You can get all   you  care  would   sure   have  somei brandy.  1 have seen   most of-l0   oat   for  about   50c, and there is  plenty of food for everybody. 1 have  a big-, fine room, hot and cold 'water  and bath for 80c p6r day. I may  have some pictures   taken   before    I  lee, Aid. McArdle and' Aid. Hark-  for tenders fof the city's lumber ness. The mayor is also a member of  supply for 1918. j this committee.  The chairman of  the   water  and I     Aid. Harkness was^granted -leave  light   committee  reported that his to introduce  his   bylaws  amending1 leave to introduce a bylaw governing j  committee had referred   the  matter  the  electric   light   bylaw   and   the, the keeping of pigs within   the  city ��������� w'���������*���������?���������  of back water and light rates on the   water rates bylaw.    Both   were  ad-  limits. ���������%,t-vV  days.    To   see   the   people on the  ioave( lltui if 1 do I   will   send   you  streets at night is some sight.   They  don't know there is a   war  on.     In  ordei to get a seat in  the opera you  have to secure seats four or five days  in  advance.    And   picture   shows!  Why, they are lined up for a   mile.  Paris is lighted up at   night.    They  are not afraid of any bombing raids  here, because   if   Fritzy comes over  to Paris, Frenchy visits  Fritzy   the  one. 1 would like to send all of my  friends in Grand Forks something,  but my money is not much, and I  will have to make it last. I can not  borrow any in Paris. Well, old boy,  1 am having a-good time, after putting in nine months in the line; but  it was coming to me, as you can not  imagine what we have to go through  at   the  front,    I  will say  good-b>e  vanoed to the third reading stage.  Aid. McArdle gave notice that  at j next day.    in   England  they sluud | noWf witb regards to all."  the  next   meeting   he   would   ask still and look wise.    I urn out of the'  war zone for at least sixteen days.   I  in the front line Christmas  and  War Hour has arrived in tho city.  It is claimed that it makes nearly as  Year's.     Wt! had-twenty  days   while bread as the standard Hour. THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B.C.  Ofe Okattft Utiatks Htm  -.    AN  INDEPENDENT  NEW3PAPER  G. A.  EVANS, EDITOR AHD PUBLISHER  SUBSCRIPTION  RATES���������PAYABLE IN ADVANCE  home  last year.    His  family will  reside  in  Nelson.  The ladies' hockey teams of Grand - Forks  and Greenwood will meet tonight at the Greenwood rink in the first home and   home game  One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) Sl.OO'for   the   MacLeail   Clip.     Following this game  One Year (in the United States)      1.50     -      - -  Address all communications to  Tim Ghand Forks Sun,  Piionk 101R Ghand Forks, B. C.  -<r  OKl-TCE:    COLUMBIA AVENUE AND LAKE ST MEET.  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY  1.5,  191.8'  The use of cream has been discontinued for  the period of the war at Rideau Hall, the residence of their excellencies the Duke and  Duchess of Devonshire.  Do not make the mistake.of thinking .that  China is not taking part in the war. More  than 125,000 Chinese are with the allies in  France and Mesopotamia, doing necessary if  not military work.  the intermediates of Greenwood  and   Phoenix will play a league game.  The Alaska salmon will figure this year as  never before in our food supply. The pack for  I &J7 reached a value of forty million dollars  ���������twice the value of the 191G pack, and more  than the value of the yield of the Alaska gold  fields.  The local Red Cross has made  a   shipment  consisting  of the following  articles to headquarters at Vancouver: Three  hospital boots,  90 slings, 351 towels, 8 dish towels, 78 fomentation wringers, 87 suits pfvpyjamas,93 sheets,  30   plate   covers, 12   tray  cloths, 57 property  bags, 24 bed pan covers, 66   operation   stockings, 63 pillow slips, 75   pairs  field  socks,   3  bed socks, 1 trench cap; 1 dressing  gown,   10  khaki slings, 5 vermin-proof suits, 20-recl ties,  8  abdominal binders,   14-, chin  bandages,  4  handkerchiefs, 8 stump dressing socks. Work  contributed to the local depot by the  Columbia women during the past  month:    Thirteen  wringers,   39   operation' socks, 6 abdominal  bondages, 59 bath towels, 15 red ties, 9   suits  pyjamas,   33  property,, bags, 10 stump dressings, 12 slings, 1 T-bandage, 1 knitted stump  sock.    The following work was done  by  the  women   of Midway and was included  in .the  above  shipment:    Seventeen   towels, 5  suits  pyjamas, 8 streehel caps, 12 slings, 1  T-bandage, 29 pairs of socks.  Not Neglect Your  <yes  ^  F YOU are suffering from eye-strain or.  have trouble in reading or sewing, call  and have  your' eyes examined.  . We can  give you expert service in the Optical Line  A. D. MORRISON  JEWELER AND OPTICIAN  GRAND FORKS, B. C.  In France, where the government has taken  tbe entire wheat crop, only the poorest persons and those doing the hardest work may  have more than seven ounces of war bread���������  fourorfiveslic.es���������a day. And bread is the  main article of food with all classes in France.  In a recent address to a deputation of English agriculturists, Rt. Hon. David Llovd  George said that unless it were- possible to  supply with food the population behind the  lines, as well as the soldiers at the front, the  prospects of winning the war were remote.  "The enemy is not going to starve us; but  that is not enough," he declared. "We have  got to produce such a quantity of food that we  need not go into the American market and  snatch the food out of tho mouths of our  allies. If the allies care short it is because the  farmer is handling a rifle to defend his conn  try, instead of the plough."  L. J. ITiggins, a former resident of this city,  died in San Jose, Cal., last week. He is survived by his wife and a married daughter,  Mrs. ������. Lane, of Trail.  Snakes Are Mathematicians  The wisdom of the serpent tribe  A provorb long has been,  And multifold aro the accounts  That they have figured in.  The tales wo hear about tho boa  Perhaps aro largely myth,  But even scholars speak of him  As hard to reckon with.  Nor need we for our facts depend  On story-tolling gadders,  For eercain serpents here at home  Are widely known as adders.  Or take the vicious copperhead:  . See where lie lurks in waiting  To strike his foe���������can one deny  That he is calculating?  Qr take   the glass snake: well observe  His habits and his actions,  And note how, under pressure, he  -"  '- Exerts himself in fractions.   .  And if my thesis be assailed,  I ask of its decriers���������  Is it not true that many snakes  -  Are rapid multipliers'?  ���������W. E.-Nesom.  -J  The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church  has sent parcels to all the soldiers whose  names have been enrolled on the honor roll of  the church.  The "Oh, Gertie" entertainment, recently  put on by Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Eaws for the  benefit of the Daughters of the Empire, netted  after rjaying all expenses.  Grand Forks citizens contributed SG-14.45 to the Red  Cross during January. The smeltermen contributed  8322.55 of the above amount.  How the Party Was Made lip  Gno of the bits of grim humor to  which the war has given rise -is this  fiXin tho London Sketch:  The Disappointed One.���������The officer  comes up and says, "Which one of  you boys would like to have a night  out of the trendies?"  I steps forward, and 'e says, smiling:  "Well  done,    my   boy," says the  officer.  '"You will complete   the   wiling party tonidib."  The Sun read is   read   by  everybody   in  the Kettle  valle}'.  In the year before the war began the United  States imported toys to the value of $9,084;-  000, of which $7,718,000 worth came from  Germany. Last year Uncle Sam made his  own toys and had $3,000,000 worth to export.  There was no demand for the cargoes of toys  bought in Germany before the war and held  at Rotterdam awaiting American orders. And  the toy trade is only one of the many items in  the. great total of commerce that Germany is  not likely to regain.  Canada vVms  NEWS OF THE CITY  "Horses," said the American. "Don't youtalk to rue  abonb horses! Iliad an old mare that once licked the  fastest express on our railrea'J by' a couple of miles on a  thirty-mile run to Ghicago."  "That's nothing!" said the Canadian. "I was outon my  farm one day, about fifty miles from the house, vrheti a  frightful storm came up. I turned my pony's heap toward home, and he raced the .storm so close for the last  ten miles that I didn't feel a drop. On the other hand,"  my-dog. only ten yard behind, had to swim the whole  distance!"  SEWIMG MACHINES  YOU CAN BUY A NEW SINGER  Ki������ PAYING $3.00 PEB MONTH  Old machines, any make, taken in  exchange. Repair work done at reasonable prices. Drop me a card and I  will call on my next trip, about the  10th of each month.  H. WEBERj   Box 948    NELSON, B.C.  Grand Forks Address: Hotel Province  THE  The Polite Thing to Do  In the scarcity of food from which the whole world,suffers, we have heard whale meat suggested as a palatable  addition to the bill of fare. When that suggestion is  acted upon the answer of the school child who, as an  English periodical says, was one of a class that showed  extraordinary ignorance   on    the subject of   whales, may  The food conservation meeting in the Empress theater on Wednesday evening was  well attended, and much interest was taken  in the proceedings by those present. The  meeting was addressed by J. W. Gibson, food  conservation representative for British Columbia. He gave a clear idea of the great  need of a thorough awakening of the people  of this country to the food problem.    A large  committee  was  appointed.    This  committee      The Sun, at .^1.00 per yeai-, gives its readers  will  meet  later  to  formulate a plan of cam-! three times   more  reading matter  than   any  seem Jess amusing.  "Come! come!" said the teacher patiently, when no one  of the class was able to tell her anything about  whales.   "What do we  do   with   the   whale-bones?"  There was silence, and then a small hand was raised.  "Please,   teacher,"   a   timid voice ventured,  "we leave  them on the side of Our plates.."  LONDONDIEEGTORX  (Publisher! Annually)  Enables traders  throughout-the   world   to  coinraunicate.direct with English  MANUFACTURERS & DEALERS  in each clussof poods. Besides being a complete commercial 'guide to London and its  suburbs, the directory contaius lists of  EXPORT MERCHANTS  with the Goods thoy ship, and the Colonial  and Foreign Markets they supply;  STEAMSHIP LINES  arranged under the l'orts to which thoy sail,  ami indicating theapproxirnate Sailings:  PROVINCIAL TRADE NOTJCES  of leading. Manufacturers, Merchants, etc., iu  the principal provincial towns and Industriu!  centres of the United Kiimdom.  A copy of the current edition will be forwarded, freight paid, on receipt of Postal  Order lor $5.  Dealers seeking Agencies can advertise  their trade cards for $5, orlnrgor advertisements from $15.  THE LONDON DIRECTORY CO., LTD  o, Abchurcli Lane, London, E.C.  Pays for The  ^gy.Bi h^j*"^ Sun for an  entire year. It is the brightest  paper.in the Boundary con .itry  V. I. PRIVATE DETECTIVE AGENCY  209 Metropolitan Blclfj., Vancouver  Day Phone: Seymour 4462  Night Phone: Fairmont 3016  Head Office:  312 Hibbcn-Bonc Bltlfl.,  VICTORIA, B. C.     Phone 3412  THERE'S A REASON  Our prices are  . moderate,, because we employ  competcntwork-  men who have  mastered their  trade, and wexio  have to charge  for the- "service"  of hunting up  samples^in specimen': books.  WE PRINT  Letterheads  Notehcads  Billheads  .Statements  Envelopes  Business'cards  Visiting-cards  Posters  ...Dodgers  Shippingtags  Menus  Ball .programs  Wedding in-  ���������    vitations  r Price lists..  Pamphlets   ~  Circulars  And commercial  and society print  ing of every description.  A,  pagn and to appoint sub-committees.  Bert cle Wiele is  now  a email clerk on the  Midway-Nelson passenger run... He enlisted in  other  Boundary  paper.    This  fact  accounts  for the rapid increase in our circulation.  Besides being read by all the intelligent peo-  November, 1914, and went overseas with  the ple ������f1Grand. F���������k\?h*  Smi ������������������s t0. e���������J  ���������,..,  ,   ,,   ��������� r .    .   ��������� C(1 ranch  home in  the  Kettle and North Fork  ,30th battalion. He was an instructor at Shorn-, Vttlleys<    No ot])0l. j30Und,liy papei. can     ivo  chffo for a considerable time, but was invalided advertisers this guarantee.  MEAT ��������� MAR  DAVIS BLOCK, BRIDGE AND SECOND STREETS  Try us for first quality Fresh and Cured  Meats, Lard, Compound,- etc. Fish ana  Game in Season.  Support Yout Home Industry  PHONE 58  J. J. SMITH, Proprietor L   ^gL^fh'iXY^TnCWJiEA-t'nijlortyiH,!  "   f  1 .  THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B. G.  What Does a Long  Distance  Call cTWean?  When you ask Long Distance to get a  certain party, your request sometimes  means that the country has to be searched for thp person wanted. The other day,  a subscriber made such a request, the  person wanted being engaged on an outdoor contract, and had been gone a week.  Place after place was called, and finally  Long Distance was successful. She generally is. The appointment was made and  the call" completed.  The cost was 25 cents for a three:min-  ute talk! Not much money for the work,  but Long Distance was greatly grat-'fied  that she was able to supply qhe service.  You place your order, Long Distance  does the rest!-  BRITISH COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE COMPANY, LTD.  "No."  ''But, now, Bill, look here. Suppose you saw that bull sitting on them  thistles and w'histling like a lark���������  well, that would be   a  phenomenon."  The Great Northern railway is  cutting 2000 carloads of ice in Tula-  meen lake. A large percentage of  this ice will be used to keep the  people in Wenatchee and in other  Washington towns cool next summer.  thick; glossy hair  free from dandruff  Girls! Try it! Hair gets soft, fluffy and  beautiful���������Get a small bottle  of Danderine.  Mine Sweeping  Imagine yourself   trying   to  .wal k  through a dense wood at night with  out a light, thepenalty for touching  a tree being death. That will give  you some idea of the dangers that the  men on mine sweeping trawlers' face  when their vessels aro steaming  through a freshly sown mine field.  The mine sweepers are divided into  groups, each of which is commanded  by a naval officer. "The vessels leave  harbor about daylight and steam out  to-the area that they are to sweep-for  mines.  They work in pairs abreast of each  other. Between the vessels swings the  ' sweep wire," sunk to the necessary  depth in the'water by means of towed  kites���������woeden arrangements acting  on the same principle as ordinary air  kites. These wires can be regulated  to travel at. any depth beneath the  surface. When miues are caught they  are dragged to one side and are destroyed by rifle fire. If the bullets hit  the detonator the mine generally ex-  plodes at once; but if, on the other  hand, water enter the buovancy  chamber and floods it, the mine goes  to the bottom like a stone and becomes innocuous.  As the trawers themselves may  draw as much as twelve feet of water,  they may come into aontact with a  mine laid at or above that depth., If a  mine sweeper is struck and the re-  snltant explosion occurs forward in  the boys, it may keep afloat and  eventually be towed into harbor by  one of her consorts. If the detonation  takes place aufindship or in the stern,  however, it is unlikely that the ship  svillsurvive, and th������ men in' the en.  giue room or boiler room will proba  bly perish with the vessel.  in public, had passed away, The sergeant's little touch of comedy had  done the trick. His men were at ease.  ' Look fierce!" ordered the sergeant,  screwing up his face into a frightful  scowl. The squad looked fierce, ac  cording to orders.' Sergt. Martin re  garded them carefully,' one at a time.  It was all some of them could do to  keep from laughing,  "Look at each other a lookin'  fierce!" said Sergt. "'Martin. Look at  each other in the face, now. You  bleedin' Americans has a sweet wye  with you when you look fierce! Kittens, I call you!"  They looked fierce with great earnestness.  "That's better," said' Sergt. Mar-  tiu. "Hi'11 mykesomethin' of you yet!  We roars at 'em," he explained, "to  shake their nerve. Fritzie is a .good  fightiu'man. None of you need never  doubt that. But 'e's a delicate bein',  and 'e doesn't like to be roared- at."  If you care for heavy hair-that glistens with beauty and is radiant- 'with  life; has an incomparable softness and  is fluffy and lustrous, try Danderine.  Just one application doubles the  beauty of your hair, besides it immediately dissolves every particle of  dandruff. You can not have nice heavy,  healthy hair if you have dandruff. Tin's  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 poots 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.  "The Canadians in  France,"  A Great War Map  Canadian homes will no longer have  diflicnlty   in  following  the Canadian  Indisputably a Phenomenon  "What is a phenomenon?" asked  "one workman of another. This enlightening definition is quoted in  Young's Magazine:  '���������It is like this: Suppose   ypu   were  to go out into the conntry and   see  a  a field of thistles growing."  "Yes."-  "Well, that wouldn't be a phenomenon."  "No, that's quite clear," agreed the  other man.  "But suppose you were to see a lark  singing away up in the sky."  "Yes."  "Well, that wouldn't be a phenomenon."  "No; that also seems clear."  "But imagine there is a bull in the  Roaring at Fritz  Sergt. Martin is one of the British  sergeant-majors who are instructing  American troops in the niceties of  bayonet fighting. Herbert Corey,  writing from Americad field head  quarters, gives a graphic description of  the sergoant's method of instruction.  charge!"  ���������Roar  at 'im   when  you  ordered Sergt. Martin.    "Don't  come  slippiu' up to Mm   gradual,   like  you  was tryin' to kiss Mm.  Roar!"  They roared.  "That," said Sergt, Martin bitterly, "was a pretty little roar! Ack like  he was your wife and the coffee was  cold.  Now roar!"  This time the roar was full-bodied  and vicious. The men grinned at one  another, but they roared beautifully.  That embarrassment, natural to a  plain citizen at being asked to stand j  out in the snnlight oud roar, when I  never boforo in his life he had   roared i  field."  "Yes."  "Even  nomeuon.1  that   wouldn't   be a phe-  troops in France. There has just been  issued   a   map  of the European war  area that clearly shows every point of  interest that has been mentioned in  dispaches since the  Canadian   forces  first lauded in France.    It  has   been  made especially for the great Canadian   weekly, the   Family   Herald and  Weekly   Star   of Montreal, and is a  credit indeed to   Candian .enterprise.  It  is a  marvel of  detail and yet not  crowded.    Ifc   is   in   four'colors and  about 2Jx3-������'feet and folded   into   a  very neat cover, about  5x10   inches.  The map is surrounded by a border of  the   regimental    badges   and   coat of  arms   of  nearly'  every battalion that  left Canada, from   Halifax   to   Vancouver.    Every important .point  can  be recognized at once.    That  portion  of the map covering   France is   in a  soft color with  names   of   towns  and  battle scenes in   black,   easily   recognizable.    The map is endorsed by returned military experts as most   complete aud accurate in detail." The map  could not be produced, except in such  large quantities as The Family Herald  will   use, at  less   than  two dollars a  copy, yet it can    be   had    absolutely  free with The Family "Herald.  The publishers of The Family Herald and Weekly Star for several  months-back have been fighting hard  against the necessity of increasing  their subscription rates,' but eventu  ally had to come to it like most other  papers. The increase, however, is a  mere trifle���������twenty five cents a year,  making their new rate Si.25���������and  with the year's subscription they will  include a copy of this great war map  free of charge. This is certainly a generous offer, and one that Canadians  will appreciate. Many expected a  much larger increase in the subscription price of The Family Herald, and  are surprised at the small extra  amount charged.  The enormous circulation of The  Family Herald and Weekly Star  should be still greater when this offer  becomes known.  SOUR, ACID STOMACHS,  , GASES OR INDIGESTION  "Pape's Diapepsin" neutralizes excessive acid in stomach, relieving  dyspepsia, heartburn and  distress at once.  PICTURES  AND PICTURE FRAMING  Furniture  Made  to Order.  Also Repairing of all Kinds.  Upholstering Neatly Done.  R.C.McCUTCHKON  WINNIPEG AVENUF  Time it! In five minutes all stomach distress, due to acidity, will go.  No indigestion, heartburn, sourness or  belching of gaa or eructations of undigested food, no dizziness, bloating, foul  breath or headache.  Papers 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 stomacli  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������ Ao  excessive acids in stomach.  You can not reach The Sun's  numerous readers except through  the columns of The Sun.  vi#  Isn't the news of your,  store something like the  risws 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.  RBSOL VE���������To use news  paper space regularly, and  be sure it is in The Grand  Forks Sun.  I THE   SUN.    GRAND   FORKS,    B. C,  Of all present-day Sewing Machines.  Why buy" a machine at which you have  to sit in an awkward position, when you  may just as well have one with which it  is a pleasure to sew? The White Rotary  Sit-Strate is just the machine you want.  Sold on easy monthly payments by1  Complete Home Furnishers  GIVE "SYRUP OF FIGS''  TO CONSTIPATED CHILD  Delicious "Fruit Laxative',' can't harm  tender little Stomach, Liver,  '.'���������'"   and  Bowels.  ���������8!?  DON'T HESITATE!  PHONE 101R  FOR FINE PRINTING  7 m  James Nevvby, of Viking, Alta.(  who was one of the pioneer rancher?  of this valley, is visiting his brother  Tom in this city. Mr. Newby has  been engaged in farming on the  , prairies for the past ten���������) or twelve  year,s, and has ' prospered with the  country. Mr. New by ' is returning  home from a visit to the coast cities,  and he is accompanied by.  his   wife  and daughter.  ������������������.--' v  CLook vat the tongue, mother! -If  coated, your little one's.stomach, liver  and bowels; need cleansing at once.  When peevish, cros3, 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;:v playful child again. Ask your  druggist for a bottle of "California  Syrup of Figs," which contains full  directions for babies, children of all agea  and for grown-ups.  Irrigation Project Will Be |  Geo. Wiles, Peter Peterson and  Wm. Rowlandson, of the Granby  smelter, left on Monday for Anyox,"  where they will work for the Granby  company.  ' Mra. E E. Gibson left on Friday  for Vancouver, where she will��������� visit  her friend, Miss Kate Hoffman, for a  short time. Miss Hoffman, who was  a former resident of this city, will  leave shortly lor China, having ac  cepted a position in that country as  instructor in bookkeeping and stenography.  Word has b^en received in this  city that Ftp. Cecil McCallum, son  of Mr. and Mrs P. T. McCallum,  has been recommended for the military medal.  Specialty;   Fine WatcK Repairs.  METEOROLOGICAL  Discussed���������Delegation  to Victoria1  Wes Fee and, family   expect  to  ; leave the latter part of   this   month  | for Sexsmith, Alta., where   Mr. Fee  intends to engage in farming.  V.  A mass meeting of the ranchers  of the valley and the citizens of  Grand Forks wfll be held in the city  hall on Wednesday evening, February 20, at S o'clock, for the purpose  of advancing the proposed government aided irrigation project, from  the main Kettle river, as much as  possible. ,.  It has been intimated in certain  quarters tnat if Grand Forks does  not make a strenuous fight for a  p irtion of the ������500,000 being appropriated bv the legislature, she  may be left out in the cold.  The necessity for immediate  and united action is therefore apparent to all. The irrigation of the  land of the vailey is a question that  concerns every resident of the community, and all should attend the  meeting. It may be found expedient  to send a delegalion to Victoria,  and it is desired that the gathering  should be as representative as pos-  sible.  W. CvFJaston has received a German trench helmet from the battlefields of France. The souvenir was  sent him* from the front by his  brother, who captured it from a Hun  officer.  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.  Feb.     8���������Friday   39       '  24  9���������Saturday   .... 42 29  10���������Sunday  36 32  11���������Monday  33 24  12���������Tuesday  35 29  13���������Wednesday .. 2S 16  14-Thursday  25 10  Indies  Rainfall ;.  ,  0.16  Thos. Beninger, who recently had  a surgical opeiation performed on  one of his legs, was discharged from  the Grand Forks hospital on Saturday.  "CASCARETS" WORK  WHILE YOU SLEEP  Yale  Barber  Shop  Razor Honing a Specialty  For   Sick   Headache,   Soup   Stomach,  Sluggish   Liver and  Bowels���������  Take Cascarets tonight.  Mrs E Vant left, on Saturday for  Nelson, where she will* visit friends  for a couple of weeks. ^  The following women contributed  one pair of socks each to the local  chapter of the I. O. D. E. during the  week   ended   last   Saturday: " Mrs  'Plant, Mrs. Gaw, Mrs. Bonthron,  Mrs. Cochrane, Mrs. Lathe, Mrs. J  P.'McNevin, Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. Ker-  man, Mrs. Atwood and Mrs. Jessie  Petrie. Donations were received  from G. A. Spink, $10, and from  Walter B Bishop, 82, -while Mrs.  S. R Almond contributed   the sum  ; of   8S.75   from   the sale of knitting  needles.  ' "The Brat;" at the Empress on  Saturday night, consisted .if equal  portions of profanity, slang, and  horse-play. People who like this  style of "comedy" enjoyed themselves hugely. It was a two-bit  show for a dollar.  Our Showing of Spring Goods  WillCommence in the Course  of Another Week . .v.  Our Present Stocks Will Be  Offered at Very Heavy Discounts for One Week  Be sure and take advantage of the extra low prices on all lines or useful and  necessary merchandise for home and  personal use.  The expenditure of money1 on either  wool or cotton merchandise is a good investment when buying at 1916 prices.  Take advantage of our overbuying  and you will see the wisdom of this suggestion as the season advances, as 1918 ���������  prices will be much higher than the  prices prevailing toda}).  avis  i  f Tells "how   to   loosen   a   sore,  I tender  corn' so  it lifts  '? out without pain.  ���������������������������.Q.t#.t(itg..5.,0i.eii������������i������.tanfiitiit ������n0"8"������������������*������������4ift.������oti������������������e~������<  Good news spreads rapidly and druggists here are kept busy dispensing  frcezone, 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 frcezone, which will cost very  little, but, is said to be sufficient to rid  one's 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 snriveled 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 deaths annually from lockjaw  and infection heretofore re:'.Uing from  the suicidal habit of cutting corns.  entiers  SEALED TENDERS   marked "Ten  ders for City Team   Work" will   be  received   by   the   undersigned  up till  February 25th, 5 p.m., for team   and  driver, at so muoh per day for day   or  half day   work, and at   so   ninch   per  hour for less than a half  day, and at  so much per hour for .street sprinkling,  and   at  so   much   per   hour   for  one  horse and driver when requiied.    The*  person securing the  contract,   will be  required to keep a   suitable   team   in  Fire Hall stable every   night from   6  p in. till 7 a mi. and all   day on    Sundays. The regular foe of $5.00 will be  allowed for all lire calls.    Tin;   lowest  or   any tender   not   necessarily   ac  cepted.   For further   information   up  plv to Chairman Schnitter.  JOHN A.  BUTTON.  / City Clerk.  BOOT   REPAIRING  TAKK your repairs to Annsoii, shon rev  I puirer. The llul>. Look for tho Uiu  Bool.  SECOND-HAND   GOODS  H KillKST CASH PISICKSpiiiil for old Stov.'s  and    Itmiprus.    K. C.  PecUliiiin,   fti-ennd-  li ii 11< 1 Store.  CITY BAGGAGE AND TRANSFER  FOR SALE  Office!  F. Downey's Cigar Store  Thnki'honkh:  oii-ieir, Kile Ffpqt Strppf  Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, Indigestion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Headaches come from a torpid liver and  clogged bowels, which cause your stomach to become filled with undigested  food, which sours and ferments lika garbage in a swill barrel. That's the first  step to untold misery���������indigestion, foul  gases, bad breath, yellow skin, mental  fears, everything that is horrible and  nauseating. A Oascarcfc to-night will  give your constipated bowels a thorough  cleansing and straighten you out by  morning. They work while you sleep���������  ���������a 10-uent box from your druggist will  keep you feeling good for months.  P. A,  Z,   PARE,   Proprietor  Yale Hotel, Fu:st Strkkt  AT YOUR  SERVICE  Modern liio-s  and Good  .Horses at All Hours  at  the  Model Livery Barn  M. H. Burns, Prop.  Phone 68 r Second Street  8 BILLIARD  L & POOL  BRIDGEtSTREET  WE SELL  res  rr\  All Leading Brands of Ci  Soft Drinks  gars  W.   I- Meagher, Prop  Jujt a Fewof Our Exclusive Specialties  THE GOAL EVERBEARING APPLE���������The. only everbearing  apple in existence. A delicious all-the season fruit. Fine  .trees, each ' .SI.00  THE VANDERPOOL RED APPLE���������The great export apple and  keeper.     Each '..      50e  THE ORENCO APPLE���������The best dessert apple.   Such.....  50c  THE YAKIMENE PEACH-APRICQT���������A remarkable combination, of the apricot and peach.  Hardv.  Each......  81.00  THE VROOMAN FRANQUETTE WALNUT���������Produces food of  great nutritious value on a highly ornamental tree. Each....'.....SI.00  THE SOUVENIR EVERBEARING RASPBERRY���������The  greatest everhearer..    Hundred v.  $14.00  Special Sample Offer  We will send'PREPAID to your nearest station next Spring one  of each of these splendid trees and a^dozeu of Souvenir Raspberries on  receipt of a 85.00 bill, orC.O D ������5.50. Orders should be placed NOW  for these or any other of our well known stock. We do not ship into the  interior in the Fall. . .  We issue a SEVENTY PAGE CATALOG of Fruit and Ornamental  Trees, etc., also an ARTISTIC ROSE CATALOG. These will by sent  on 'request, together with a pretty colored calendar for thin month.  We have a vacancy for a full-time salesman, also for one   or   two   men  with spare time.  N\B.���������It is MOST IMPORTANT that ORDERS be sent in AT  ONCE.    The stock must reserved NOW.  ^British ColumbiaNurseries Co.,L/td  1493 Seventh Ave. W., Vancouver, B. C.  Nurseries at Sarrlis.  AR^nillTFIYFR  HDdULUILLiT.ft  JUST ISSUED���������Most Complete New War Mm j. of Fighr-  *-* ing Area in Europe���������a marvi I of del-Mil: >>f st.oriai interest to Canadians; every point of interest casilv IhchIkI;  size .���������2-.,,x3.'i: ffit!t- ,rl f'n"' eolors. Map is embellished with  Badges Representing all Canadian Battalions. Each map  in cover of very neat design The very map our Canadian  soldiers will eudfirse, and the map that makes the war mi  derstood. Progress of armies easily followed, Could not be,  produced under two dollars a copy,    It is  Free W������th the Grand Forks Sun and The  Family Herald  Weekly Star of Montreal  Canada's Greatest and Rest Weekly���������new subscription  priee $1.20 a year���������every home in Canada should have it.  Donlt be without a War Map���������without it, the war is a  mystery.  The Grand Forks Sun ^  The Family Herald and Weekly Star qPiJ   f  and the War Map WbLiI  nd  an

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