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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Jun 21, 1918

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 //  Kettle Valley OrchsEfdist  ���������17TH YEAR���������No  34  GRAND FORKS   B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1918  $1.00 PER YEAR  ENTERTAINMENTS  Food Board Wants Regu-  ������0     lations Carried Out  Faithfully  he or she individually does what- we  each know should and must be done  to save food and eliminate waste.  All persons promoting such functions should before completing thoir  plans make Bure of details in the  order in council, copies of which can  be obtained from the ' secretary of  the food conservation committee.  A number of-enquiries have been  rec-eive*d at ihe office of tbe provincial  committee of the Canada food board  with   regard   to  the sales of  home  cooking which many   patriotic   and  church societies make a  practice  of  holding, and also as to   the serving  of refreshments at entertainments of  various  kinds     In this connection  the committee points out   that   the  food   board   has   recently   made  a  number of changes  in   the   regulations governing public eating places.  Instead of applying only   to  places  where twenty-four   or   more  meals  are served per day, they   now  cover  any or all  places   where   meals are  sold.   In   addition, tbe  regulations  are now to apply to picnics,  parties,  bazaars, or any functions   or  entertainments were food is served, whether given for patriotic or church  purposes or otherwise. It is   not necessary   to   take   out   licenses to hold  such entertainments, but it is necessary that on any occasion where food  is being sold or  served   outside   the  immediate family circle,-it must  be  only.what is allowed under the public 'eatings-place regulations  With regards to the sales of home  cooking, it is pointed out by the  committee that while, in these cases  also, licenses are not required, none  of the articles which are forbidden  under the private consumptions  regulations may be made for such  sales. These are candy, French pastry, iced cakes, or biscuits or cakes  with sugar icing between the layers  or on the exterior. One of the recent orders of the food board ex  pressly prohibits the making of any  and all of these articles for private  consumption, nor may they be sold  as home cooking. Further thau this,  any cakes or ice cream which may  be made privately to be served or  sold at entertainments of any description, must be made in accordance with the quantities of flour,  sugar arid shortening which are  specified for use in the manufacture  of such articles by regular dealers.  The basis for these and indeed all of  the food board's orders is the absolute necessity existing today for  saving food. We are fast approaching the most acute food crisis in tbe  history of the world. The regulations and restrictions referred to are  lo enable Canada to do hershare,and  more if need be, towards providing  the food supplies so urgently required overseas, and it is for us���������  the people of Canada���������to see that  they are carried out iaithfully and  willingly.  Produce Infertile E^^s  Thousands of dozens of eggs are  wasted each year in this province,  partly through'careless and neglect.  To remedy this state of affairs,  poultry breeders should, remove all  male birds from the breeding pens,  thus allowing the stock to produce  infertile eggs only.  Once again it appears necessary to  point out that there will be no diminution in the egg supply if the  roosters are taken away. In fact, the  hens should lay better. Male birds  sold now are also likely to fetch  more than later on, when old and  young stock are being marketed in  large quantities.  Fertile eggs will germinate in a  temperature as low as 70 degrees,  and where there happens to be  broody hens, these eggs are rendered  unfit for eating purposes in a few  hours, if sat upon before being collected.  . In disposing of roosters at this  time, a certain amount of grain feed  will have been saved, and in urban  areas a better neigborly feeling will  exist. Incessant crowing during the  early hours does not encourage this.  Broody hens should be immediately removed from the nests,placed  in cool quarters and fed generously  on egg forming foods. This will tend  to get them into laying condition.���������  Cbiel Poultry Instructor.  The German Hypnotist  During the fighting iu France recently an American guunery sergeant captured three "Boches and  started back with them. Twt-lve  others threw up their hands arid  surrendered voluutarily. All joined  the procession. The Americans  howled with delight as they saw  the sergeant with bis cocked rifle  leading his fifteen captives into   the  line.  "You bad better try to hike to  Berlin and try to hypnotize Kaiser  Bill," yelled one husky   doughboy.  On the spot  the   doughboy   ser  geant   was  nicknamed   "The  Hun  Hypnotist."  THE WEATHER  ANNUAL W1EET1HG  QFIRRIGATI0N1STS  ManyProminentSpcakers  Will Be Present at the  Nelson Convention  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  June  14���������Friday   71  15���������Saturday   .... 80  1.6���������Sunday  90  17���������Monday  89  IS���������Tuesday  86  19���������Wednesday.. 87  20 -Thursday  98  Mia  61  41  ���������1(5  The approaching convention of  the Western Canada Irrigation association at Kelson ra sesthe question,  "To what extent is the dry farmer  interested in irrigation?" There has  been a tendency in the past even  aiiioojj farmers to think of dry farming and irrigation as being, iu a  sense, rival modes of agriculture. It  is of the utmost importance to the  development of Western Canada,  where both kinds of farming are  practiced on the largest scale in  America, that their independence  should be properly understood.  Had Western Canada been first  settled by farmers from irrigation  countries the history, of agriculture  in these provinces would have been  very different. As it is, our first  settlers, and even most of our settlers to the present day, were from  eastern Canada, the eastern States,  or those parts of Europe where irrigation is not employed. They came  to western Canada with no knowledge of irrigation. They have learned dry farming from the settlers in  semi arid regions of the western  States, and they are now learning  irrigation   largely    from   the   same  source.  The Western Canada Irrigation  association recognizes that the relationship between " dry farming and  irrigation is a very close one indeed,  and for that reason a considerable  space ou the pregrain is devoted to  dry farming. At the convention  which is to be held at Nelson on  July '24, 25 and 26 Hon. W. R.  Motherwell,' minister of agriculture  in Saskatchewan and a dry fanner  of many years' experience, is to give  an address on "The Principles of  Dry Farming." Mr. Motherwell  was president of the association a  year ago, and was presiding officer  at the convention held at Maple  Creek, Sask., where his practical experience as a farmer contributed  greatly to the interest of   the   meet  ings.  The officers of the association are  also delighted to have a  letter from  Dr.   Samuel Fortier, chief   of   the  irrigation  division   of   the   United  States   department   of   agriculture,  stating that he will probably be able  to attend the convention at   Nelson,  and that if so he will he very glad to  deliver an address.    The asjrioultur-  isis   of   western   Canada  are under  considerable debt to officials of   the  demand for wheat due to conditions  arising out of the war may temporarily overshadow the profits of the  live sfock business, but every agriculturist knows that in live stock  lies the permanent safety of the.  whole industry. The extent to which  irrigation fosters the live stock industry is not generally undrstood.  There is an opinion abroad that irrigation has to do mainly with the  raising of fruits and vegetablee.  Nothing could be further from the  truth. The great irrigated crop is  hay,of which alfalfa is chief. Tables  showing the irrigated crops raised in  the United States reveal the fact  that over 61 per cent of the entire  irrigated crop area of the United  States is devoted to raising hay, and  of this area one-half (30.6 per cent)  is in alfalfa. The area devoted to  fruits of all kinds is only 4.7 per  cent of the whole; sugar beets, 2.5  per cent, and potatoes, 2.3 per cent.  The overwhelming importance of  hay in irrigated countries is evidenced by the foregoing figures. In  the irrigated areas of Alberta and  Saskatchewan the hay industry has  not developed perhaps quite so fast,  on account of the large amount of  open rauge which has.until recently,  been available, but with the settlement which is going on this condition is rapidly passing away. Already the Lethbridge irrigation district is the principal alfalfa producing section of western Canada. In  British Columbia considerable areas  which were originally intended for  fruit production are now growing  alfalfa. A Kelowua, for example, a  district at one time devoted almost  exclusively to fruit and vegetables is  now growing so much fodder crops  that last year the local creamery  produced fifty tons of butter.  In order that mixed farming may  receive proper attentiou at the irrigation convention, Dr. J. G. Rutherford, C?M.G.,superintendent of the  agriculture and animal industry  branch of the C.P.R., and president  of the Western Canada   Live  (Slock  Four Places in Gity Where  the   Gitizens   Gan  Register  65 | United States  department   of  agri-  5lUulture   and   of  the   United States  Jjj; reclamation service, who have been  Inr'heH generous in bringing to Canada the  llingly. Iiininf.,11 0 02  benefit of the experience which they  The food board, {however,  wants ��������� Rainfall  ! bave gathered through  many  years  more than the mere  letter of   their  orders observed; they want the spirit  ol them understood and carried out  and  J. E. Thompson, M.P.P., of Phoe-'in their country.    With Dr. Fortier  nix, was in the city on   Wednesday,  and Hon. W. 11. Motherwell both on  irrigation   and    dry  by  'this is   really the only way in '.. He was on his way to the Big Bend  the   program,  J ! , i   ���������!       l L ..      ...���������:i������.l     fiii.,vitnn       TO II  and   ttns is   reany me omy way m . no .r^ ^^ u.u...-,, .���������   a  which the work of true   food   con-' country, and while here  he   availed  farming   will   be   represented  servation can be made   effective.    It' himself of the opportunity to  regis-  worthy champions,  requires   the   individual   effort   of  ter   in   the  man and woman power      There is another phase of agricul  every   man, woman and   child   in ' census now being taken. , ture, however, to which both irriga  'tion and dry   farming   are   merely  Rev. and Mrs. J. D  Hobden have  stepping stones.    That is stock rais  b"-~        - , ,      ,, , . mir-itiil driirviu".    Tne   exceptional  controller responsible for seeing that   moved to Salmon Arm. nig ^id dauyin0 i  Canada.    Each   one  of us must regard ' himself   or   herself as a food  Tomorrow, the 22nd, is the official  day for taking the man and woman  power  census  of Canada.    In  this  city  four registration   places   were  opened Tuesday,and they have been  busy since that time registering  the  citizens.     The   registration   booths  are located at the city office,  at  the  Granby smelter, at  F. R. S. Barlee's  office, and at the West Grand Forks  post  office.   The  men  and women  taking the census have volunteered  their services.    The   registration   is  progressing very   favorably,  a  total  of about 800  persons  having  complied   with   the law  this morning.  Today the registrars have been very  busy all day, and it is expected that  when   the  booths'  close   tomorrow  night every person in the city   over  the   age   of    16  years  will   have a  registration certificate.  Why Not Buckwheat?  Try a field of buckwheat this  year.  It is a wheat substitute and will  be   needed    more   than   ever   next  winter.  Buckwheat will be sure to have a  more important place in the human  diet.  It is useful for feeding purposes,  especially for poultry.  In addition, buckwheat is a  "handy" crop. It can be. grown on  a great variety of soils and under  many different conditions. If oats,  barley or corn fail in some parts of  the fields, try buckwhea-. If you  have a field that dries up late, try  buckwheat. If. you have a sandy  corner on the farm, try buckwheat,  ifyouhavean acre that has just  been cleared, try buckwheat.���������'It is  easy to grow, and =vill often give  good returns on soil where other  crops will scarcely survive. It must  also not be forgotten that buckwheat  will respond readily to the richer  soils and to good cultivation. There  are several varieties that are good,  among them being Rough or Rye,  Silver Hull and Tartarian.  Buckwheat will, as a rule, do well  if sown any time during June. It  is best to have the soil well worked  in order to start the crop growing  (prickly. Three or four pecks per  acre should be sown with the ordinary grain drill, and don'i sow it too  deep. About one inch in heavy soil  and not more than two inches in  light soil is the proper depth.  The crop should be harvested  when the large proportion of the  seed has turned dark. It can be cut  , with the binder into loose, small  Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, ( sheaves and stooked as other grain,  apricots, peaches, pears, and green : [��������� threshing, it is best to lower the  apples are imV removed from the | concaves to prevent crushing the  ban, but importers will   require   to seeds.  show   need   for   importation before,    permit is given. This is now we in- j So man is poor who possesses R.  tejpret the latest ruling of the food ' A. Brown's faith in the future. Jf  control board. '��������� Wu   huCj   a   mji|jon   dollars  in  real  cash   and   Mr.    Brown's  optimism  \V. 11. Beach, of  Christina   Lake,   we would feel richer than  John   D.  was in the city on Tuesday. Rockefeller.  union, will deliver an address on  "Mixed Farming Under the Ditch."  Dr. llutherford is a recognized authority on his subject, and is a platform speaker of international reputation. Prof. G. E. Parham, superintendent ot the Dominion government experimental station at luver-  mere, B.C., will speak on "Mixed  Farming and Alfalfa as an Aid to  Orchard Development." Don H.  Bark, chief of the irrigation investigation department of the C.P.R.  aud an expert ou fodder crops, is  also down for an oddress. Altogether  it is assured that every phase, not  only of irrigation, but of dry farming, stock raising and dairying, will  come under discussion. No farmer  or fruit raiser should remain away  from the convention because he  does uot happen to be an irrigator;  there will be much that is worth  while to every man or woman engaged in facing tbe problem of food  production.  mawsimmuixmimim /sr^isj������v ?-������ii ;w? r_v UV- '^j'lfW>vw<<i'AXv.j.-:it'i.<������fi9^*.  THE   SUN,    GRAND   FORKS,   B. C  AN INDEPENDENT  NEWSPAPER  G. A. EVANS, EDITOR AHD PUBLISHER  SUBSCRIPTION RATES���������PAYABLE IN ADVANCE  One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) 81.00  One Year (in tho United States)     1.50  ���������   Address all communications to  Thk Guano Forks Sun-,  Phone 101 R Guano Forks, B. C.  OKi'MCE:    COLUMLUA AVIiNL'B AND LAKH ST UK KT.  FRIDAY, JUNE 2L 1918  Tho harvest is fast approaching  and   every  effort must be made to prevent  any waste of  foodstuffs through lack of help on the  farms.  1/irst things must oome first���������food   will   be  a  most  important  factor  in  winning   the war.  The campaign for increased product'on which  has been carried on so successfully throughout  lho Dominion necessitates an increased supply  of labor in the harvesting of the   crops.    Al  ready the supply of farm labor  is  inadequate  to meet  this  increased  demand, and farmers  everywhere are looking to their fellow Canadians in the towns and cities  to supplement  the supply. No matter.what happens the crop  must  be  taken  care of, and who is to do it?  If the able-bodied men in our cities will  look  seriously at this vital question, many of them  Mill gladly respond to the appeal made through  ihe  registration   cards  for assistanco in farm  work.    Every town and   city in ���������.British Columbia ci3n spare numbers of men who are now  engaged   in   occupations which are not essential to our national safety  and  well-being  at  the present time. These men ..may not be eligible  to shoulder a gun at the front, but they  can and should help to feed the  man ,vbehind  the gun. Every employer and employee should  read carefully the following:   "A day of reckoning is coming; a day when that  irresistible  force,   Public  Opinion,   will judge a man by  his   work, and will judge   employers  by   the  work they are retaining men to do.   Men and  wonK-m will look hard at the clerks in  stores,  ollicey,   warehouses   and   factories.    We are  down to olementals today, and our people will  not tolerate the thought  that while so many  of our sons are perishing in the bloody struggle  in, France, so  many, men are doing work  that   can  easily  and  efficiently be done  by  women without sacrifice to their womanhood  or health." It is perhaps unnecessary here to  specify the name of those  occupations  which  could be dispensed with in the face of such  a  crisis as our country and our nation arQ  now  facing, but certainly there are many non-essential occupations in war time, and all men  and  women engaged in them should seriouslv consider abandoning them for the. present in. favor of farm work. Farm experience is not absolutely necessary to make a man of great as  sistance at the present time on farms? The  color of his blood is of great importance. If it  is red enough he will succeed. Mr. Townsman, when you come'to answer the.-question  in your registration card, "Are you willing to  do farm work?" will you close your eyes for a  moment and think of what vou have read and  heard, during the past year, of untold suffering and untcllable misery, starvation vnd degradation in Europe, ancl then will yon open  them upon the beauties ancl tho blessings  which still surround us in our beloved war-  free Canada, and will you not help to obliterate the Cornier scene and perpetuate the latter by getting into the ranks of those who arc  producing and saving-our food supplies.  e  z%  Half the eye trouble comes from neglect. Most  cases of headache and nervousness are due directly  or indirectly to eye-strain. f    ���������  While drugs,may afford a temporary relief, a  properly fitted pair of lenses will remove the cause  ancl relieve the strain. Wc arc Specialists.in fitting Lenses. ^  V:  J-  The largest employment agency in the world  opened for business in Chicago the other day.  It  is   run jointly  by   the American national  government'and the state government of Uli-  hois and aims to  serve  free  every  employer  who needs help 'and every worker ;who  needs  a job.   The  agency, which   will be known as  the  Temple  of Labor, purposes to keep  in  close touch with .-national, and state agencies  of a similar kind and to- keep informed of the  local, state and national demand for labor.  It  has taken over the hiring of all  railway labor  for  the  United States west of Pittsburg and  Buffalo.    Private employment vgenci.es often  do more  harm   than good, for they thrive by  taxing both employee and employed and   by  taking advantage of the frequent changes that  workers make.    The Temple of Labor works  with a view to the well-being of the millions  of men who   will   return to civil life when the  wai is over.  TENDERS FOR COAL, B, C.  CEAUiDTESDEUS, mldreiwcl to Win. llon-  M rter>on, Ucsiilcnt Architect, Victoriii, H.  C. and' endorsed "Tenders for Ci.ul for tlie  Dominion.riiiildinRS, Province of Hritish Columbia." will he received by him until 12  o'clock noon, on Wedncnduy, I uly 8,191S, for  tliosupplv of coiiI for the Public lUiildiiig.s  throughout the Province of Hritish Colunibiii.  Combined spoi'iflcution nnd form of tender  call be obtnined nt this ollico, from tho Kesi-  dent Architect, Dominion Buildings, Victoria, mid I he Superintendent Dominion  Ilulldinps, Vn- (Oliver. B.C.  Persons tci:rfm-iu������r are notified Hint tenders  will not be Considered unless iniido on the  printed fornissupplied.and signed with their  uctuul sisjiiiunrcs.  -.-������������������Each tender must be accompanied  t'y an  accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable  to tlie order of tho Mniistor of Public Works,  eiuuil to 10 p.e. of lhe amount, of the tender:  "Uy order,  It. C. D15SROCHER3,  .���������'.-'" ' .  Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, .lime 6, 191S.  Pays for The  Sun for an  entire year. It is the brightest  paper in the Boundary cou itry  "It is the supreme task of civilization to  put an end to Prussianism," says United  States Secretary of State La using. "To iisten  to proposals for a Prussian peace, to com -  promise with the butchers of individuals and  of nations so that they would by agreement  gain a benefit for their crimes, would lie to  compound an international felony which this  republic will never do. Prussia wickedly  sought war, and Prussia shall have war and  more war and more war, until the very  thought of war is abhorrent to the Prussian  mind. Sol read the spirit of America. Sol  read the supreme purpose of the allies. Victory.lies before us, and beyond victory a.just  and enduring peace. Until that peace is sure,  America can not and will not put aside the  sword. Let us keep our banner unfurled and  our trumpets sounding to battle until victory  is achieved."  'SEWING MACHINES  Y00:CAN BUY A NEW SINGER  - - -BY..-PAYING $3.00 PER MONTH  Old .machines, any make, taken in  exchange^ Repair work done at reasonable, prims. Drop nie a card and J  will call on mv next trip, about the  10th of each month.  H. WEBERj    Box 948    NELSON, B.C.  Grand Forks Address: Hotel Province  War gardeners should not relax their efforts because it is too hot to be comfortable  in the garden. It is too hot to be comfortable  in the trenches, but the war goes on! Keep  hoeing.    The results will be worth it.  THE KAISER .  GALLS UP HELL  In Canada our patriotic poets are  either enjoying a vacation or have  gone into the trendies, and the  winged horse ot war has crossed lhe  international boundary line. In the  United .States the versifiers have been  in training for some time, and some  of them have already gone over the  top We take tlie following from a re  cent issue of the Clearwater ( Minn )  Herald:  The kaiser called the devil up  On the teluhone one day;  The girl at Central listened  to  All they had to say.  '���������Hello," she heard the kaiser's voice,  "Is old man .Satan home!  Just tell him this is Kaiser Bill  That wants him on the 'phone,"  The devil said hello to Bill,  And Bill said,  "How are yon?  I'm running here a hell on earth,  So tell mo what to do."  "What can I do'?" tho devil said.  "M dear old Kaiser Bill,  .If there's a thing that I can do  To help you, I sure will."  The kaiser said:  "Now listen,'  ,, AnfJ 1 will try to tell  The way that J am running  Ou earth a private hell.  "J've saved for this many years.  And I've started out to kill;  That it will be a modern job,  You leave to Kaiser Bill.  "My army went through Belgium,  ���������Shooting women and children down.  We tore up all the country,  And blew up all her towns.  "My Zwpps dropped bombs on   cities,  Killing both the old and young,  And tho.-e the Zeppelins didn't get  Were taken out and hung.  ���������'I started out for Paris  With the aid of poisonous gas;  Tho Belgians, darn them, stopped   us,  And would not let us pass.  "My submaiitrt's arc devils;  Why you should see them fight;  They go sneaking through the sea  And will sink a ship on sight.  "I  was running things to suit me,  Until a year ago,  When a man named Wood row Wilson  Wrote mo to go more slow.  "Ho says to mo, dear William,  Wo don't want to make you sore,  j So be sure to tell your U boats  j     To sink our ships no more.  "We have told you for the last   time,  So, dear Bill, it's up to you,  And if you do not stop it,  You have got to fight us too.  "I did not listen to him,  And he is coming after inc  With a million Yankee soldiers  From their homes across the sea.  "Now that's why I called you up, Satan,  For I want advice from you.  I knew that you would tell me  Just what I ought to do."  "My dear old Kaiser William,  There's not much for mo to tell,  l*or the Yanks will make it hotter  Than I can for you in hell.  "I've been a mean old devil,  But not half so mean as you,  And the minute that you get here  I'll give my job to you.  "I'll bo ready for your coming,  And I'll keep the fires all bright,  And I'll have your room ready  When tho Yanks begin to fight,  "For the boys in blue will get you.  I have nothing more to tell.  Hanir up tho 'phone and get your hat*  And  meet me here in hell."  AND PICTURE FRAMING  Furniture.   Made   to Order.  Also Repairing of all Kinds.  Upholstering  Neatly Done  R. C. McCUTCHEON  WINNIPEG AVENCF  "In God's name, what are   eggs  and  tea  Compared with final victory?"  'HE value of well-,  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  Noteheads  Pamphlets  ;    Price lists  Envelopes ���������  Billheads  Circulars  Dodgers  Posters  Menus  And commercial and  society printing of every  description.  Let us quote you our  prices.  e  Latest Style  Faces  Columbia Avenue !in<l  Lake Street  TELEPHONE  R101  VERY CHEAP  Two  light Three-Spring  Delivery Wagons.  E. C. HENNIGER  rassssssffiESSffisss THE   SUN,    GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.  ^r  * /  The summer time is motoring time.  Warm weather and fine roads entice the  owner of a car to. get away from the  cares ancl worries of business. "I want  to get away where I can't bcv reached,"  he says, but in his innermost heart he  knows that wherever "he goes the telephone is not far away. In fact, he instinctively relies on tlie telephone. The  knowledge that it is always conveniently handy lulls his soul so that he completely enjoys his trip.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE COMPANY, LTD.  ; the seedlings perish exoept on   ground  ��������������������������� that remains moist and ��������� shaded.    Experiments are being conducted by   the  bee   division    to    discover   means by  which fireweed may be   made   a   de-  pendable'source of  honey   year  after  year'    A stand of -fireweed   is   being  maintained by occasional burning, but  this method, whatever maybe learned  from it, can   hardly be   recommended  on  account   of. the danger   of   fires  spreading   The most promising  meth  od at present seems to be the develop  mont of systemsof beekeeping whereby  the apiary may be  easily   transported  every few years from a locality that is  failing    to    one    that  is   coming into  profit    Many of the hest lire weed loca  tions are 1 emote from civilization, but  as bees can be kept so as   to need   no  attention in winter', this is not a seri  ous drawback, but the risk   of   losing  the   apriary in a forest   fire   must be  J  guarded against.  ���������Fireweed as a  [uXI'ERIMEXTATj farms notk.]  Fireweed, or great willow herb  (Epilobium angustifolium), has pro  duced large, crops of white honey of  excellent quality "in different parts of  Cm(idii, especially after bush fires in  soil rich in humus or clay. In the  n ������rth country this plant secretes more  noitar than alsike clover It comes  into llower later than clover, after  \\\k colonies have had plenty of time  build up strong, and the honey How  from it lasts for about seven weeks  during the best part of the summer.  In the Gatineau valley, Quebec, and  in the Teiuiskaming and Kenora districts in northern Ontario the honey  How from fireweed   commences    about  the middle of July, reaches its height  about tho middle of August, and lasts  until stopped by frosts at the end of  August or beginning of September.  On the Pacific coast fireweed is in  bloom during June and July. Unfortunately the high yields from fireweed  in many places do not last for more  than a few years. Other vegetation  springing up gradually chokes the  fireweed, and the plant does not .get  another chance to develop a heavy  gruwth and many flowers until another fire occurs. After a bush fire, the  surviving root stalks from scattered  plants of fireweed creep in all directions, and the followingyear they throw-  up tall stems bearing the rose colored  Fireweed"i.s particularly plentiful  in many places in British Columbia,  especially at high altitudes, where it  flourishes independent of fires, but the  weather conditions are not so favorable for honey production as in parts  where the summer is drier, less  cloudy, and warmer. For a good pro  duction from fireweed,clear, moderately warm days with cool nights appear  to give the best results.  At present vast quantities of nectar  secreted by fireweed in Canada are  lost for want of bees to gather it.  se  (lowers   which   keep     opening,   tho  that wither being succeeded by a ring  of Mowers higher   up   the  stem.     Al  though the flowers produce seed freely  which will germinate in early   spring,  Every fire makes every man struggle harder for a living by compelling  him to spend for his neighbor's waste.  A nation may ceiise to exist as well  by the decay of its resources as by the  extinction of patriotic spirit.���������Dr. 11.  E. Fernow.          Eggs produced by the backyard  flock cost very littlo, as the. fowls are  fed largely upon waste materials.  Christina Lake Pavilion  Dancing   every   Wednesday   night  during  tloor,  .served.  season.      Good   music,    good  ^ood    "roads.       Refreshments  Boats for rent.  ^N June 22nd, Saturday, every man and  woman, resident in Canada, who is 16  years and over, must attend at one of the  places provided for registration, between the hours of 7 a.m. and  10 p.m., and there truthfully answer all the questions set forth upon the registration card.  Upon signing the card, vouching for the accuracy of the answers, the man or woman  v/ill receive a Registration Certificate, as shown below, which must be carried upon the  person thereafter.  ������ Why the Certificate is so Important  For failure to rcgi^er a maximum fine of $100 and  one month's imp- i..onmcnt is provided, also aii added  penalty of $10 for each day the person remains  unregistered after June 22:id.  Persons remaining unregistered cannot lawfully be  employed, and canr.st draw wages for work done  after June 22nd. Employe��������� who keep unregistered  persons in their employ will be liable for fines e<$ual  in amount to those recoverable from the unregistered  employees.  Unregistered persons cannot lawfully purchase  transportation   tickets,  and   may   find   themselves  barred from travelling on railroads, steamboats, etc.  Similarly they may be denied board and lodging at  any hotel, restaurant, public house or boarding house.  In a word���������All persons remaining unregistered, and  all persons having dealings with unregistered  persons, knowing them to be such, incur heavy  penalties under the law.  'MUCH IS LA?/-  Don't Fail to Register.  This Certificate is  YOUR Protection,  Get it and  26  Carry tt&  gss^^ft-^Si^^  Issued by authority of  Catiada Registration Board  .' ���������- .1. .''���������'.-���������'.lL������'jfajL^i^ifc.f.  That Brings  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 GRAN������  FORKS SUN, the paper that  reaches the most consumers  in this valley.  d#  ^ e GRai  < *���������  eadcrs    Want   to   Hear  You   Every   Week  rom ��������������� >tA������*^������4Mj)������;"*-4 ? jj  **;,.^^j*^*^i������^*i^M*^s^nii(^  SU1S.    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 by  oMiller C& Gardner  Complete Home Furnishers  son of the year appears to be to  make preparations for celebrating  Dominion dav. In thp enrly clays,  when the day was celebrated here,  we never miesed a week's rain  around the first.     --.  News of the City  Fruit growers should avail  them  selves of the opportunity of   attending the convention of   the   Western  Canada   Irrigation    association    in  Nelson on July 2-1-2(5.   It will inter  est those who   contemplate   putting  iu an irrigation   system.    The elite  of irrigationista will be   there,    and  the philosophy of irrigation   will be  discussed.    Grand Forks fruit grow  ers are  especially   interested, as the,  need of an adequate  irrigation  sys  tem for this valley is now   apparent.  They   should   .strain   a point to at i  tond while the   annual    meeting   is  ���������.. h^ld so close to their   homes.     You  are all invited to attend.  J. NV. Lawrence was in tne citv  yesterday, enroute to Penticton from  Spokane. Mr. Lawrence was a pio  neer of Grand Forks for a short  time. He had charge of the construction of the Great Northern  bridges when that road built the  smelter spur, and be spent a winter  in the city when sporting life was  flower here. His brother, who was  a dentist, died in Spokane recently,  and Mr. Lawrence left here for  Penticton to wind up the estate of  the deceased.  The name is suggestive. Had this  improvc-ment been made before the  late election, and free gaso ine given  motor car owners, the result of the  poll might been different from what  _t was.  Among the returned soldiers who  arrived in Vancouver last Friday  was C. E. Harrington, of Grand  Forks.  This has been the hottest and  dry est June since .British Columbia  wont "dry."  j     The water in the   North  Fork  is  'falling,    and    the sawmill at Lynch  Creek will resume cutting operations  in about  a week.  Mrs. G. A. Spink has been confined to her home by illness this  week.  Food conservation is necessary in  this country, as will as in England,  where placards on the wail proclaim:  Jf Q fast, U heat U boats;  If U feast,  U boats beat I).  The. mail service in the Boundary  at present is slow and unsatisfactory.  Three times a day at the table  you can fight the submarine by  helping to dnfpnt it������ object.  I  "Quality Jewellers"  We carry a complete line of Jeweller}',Si 1 verware,  ��������� Watches and Clocks. Cultivate the habit of vising .oar store frequently. A cordial welcome  awaits you, and we will cheerfully show and ex- .  plain the merits of whatever may interest you.  Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty.  Bridge Street, ������ Next Boor B. C. Telephone Office  VI  jjB^ajESSnaBaBBaBSISSKSBESKBBHSnSESSIl  Christina Lake Pavilion  Dancing   every   Wednesday   night  during season    Good music, good floor,  good    roads.     Refreshments   served  Boats for rent.  L. A. Smith, of Phoenix, will b^  manager of the Granby store at  Anyox.  George Murray, of Greenwood,  left on Wednesday'last for the coast  to enter the army.  The government road crew is at  present working on the North   Fork  road.  I    ���������     Tne Greenwood assizes  opens   on  ; Monday next.   Two   criminal   cases  from this citv will come up.  .   A E   Miller, school inspector, was  in the city this week.  ! YES! MAGICALLY!  I   CORNS LIFT OUT   !  !        WITH FINGERS!  i ....-   You simply say to the drug store  man, "Give me a quarter of an ounce  of freezone." This will cost very little  but is sui&cient to remove every hard  or soft corn from one's feet.  A few drops of this new ether compound applied directly upon a tender,  aching corn should relieve the soreness instantly, and soon the entire corn,  soot and all, dries up and can be lifted  out with the fingers.  This new way to rid one's feet of  corns -was introduced by a Cincinnati  man, who Bays that, while freezone is  sticky, it dries in a moment, and simply shrivels up the corn without inflaming or even irritating the surrounding tissue or skin.  Don't let father die of Infection or  lockjaw from whittling at his corns,  but clip this out and make him try it.  Wise wives won't waste.  Mr. and Mrs. John Donaldson returned on Tuesday from their wedding tour.  W. 0. Easton returned yesterday  from a visit to Victoria and other  coast cities.  Two carloads of ore arrived at the  Granby smelter this week from the  Big Copper at Greenwood.  Mrs. G. A. Spink and Mrs. W.  Truax returned on Tuesday from a  week's visit to Spokane.  Mrs. Jones and son, of Winnipeg'  are visiting at the home of Mrs. P.  W. Clarke.  Mrs. H.'C. Kerman and Mrs. F.  M. Kerby have returned from a visit  to Spokane.  I All the delegates returned on Sat  urday from the grand lodge meet  ings of the Oddfellows and lie-  bekahs at Penticton.  GIRLS! LEMON JUICE  IS A SKIN WHITENER  How to make a creamy beauty lotion  for a few cents.  J. S. Matthews has installed a  Dowser gasoline pump on the curb  in front of his garage on First street.  We were favored with a very  delicate sample of a rain this afternoon. About the only way to secure  a good soaking shower at   this   sea  sories is now complete.  Our stock  ofbicycles  and acces-  Ottr new 1918  Bicycles can not be beat in finish and quality.  Before lmying anything in the bicycle line get  my prices first. Don't order out of town. I  will give you close prices, and I only sell.first-  class goods.  SQUARE AND HONEST DEALING- A large assortment of different styles of Tires and Tubes for bicycles and motor cydes always  in stock. I carry everything in stock in the bicycle line, for both  English and Canadian .stylos, and I have a full equipment of tools for  all kinds of repairing. [ also sell first grade of heavy motor cycle  oil.    Send me yonr bicycle and f wii 1 see that you are satisfied.  I ALSO DO BLACKSMITHING in al! its branches. Woodwork,  Brazing, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, etc.. Open on Saturday night till  10 o'clock.    BICYCLES SOLD ON TERMS.  J. R. c^WQOYBOBRj)  Blacksmith and Bicycle Dealer  Opposite Grand Forks Garage  SYNOPSIS   OF  LAND'ACT-AMENDMENT  -Pre-emption now-confined to surveyed  lan.'.H only. .     ���������  Itocords will bo granted covering c-:il.v  land -suitable for agricultural purposes  and which i.s non-timber land.  Partnership pre-emptions abolished,  but parties of not more than four may  arrange for adjacent pre-emptions, with  joint resider.ee, but each making necessary improvements on respective claims.  Pre-emptors must occupy claims for  five years and malce 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 lias 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 a acres cleared  and cultivated, and residence of ��������� at  least  2 years.  Pre-emptor holding Crown Grant may  record another pre-emption, if he requires land in conjunction with his  farm, without actual occupation, provided statutory improvements made and  residence maintained on Crown granted  land.  Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20  acres, may be leased as hoinesites;  title to lie obtained after fulfilling residential and improvement conditions.  For  grazing  and   industrial   purposes,  areas exceeding 040 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 tho heirs or devisees of a  deceased   pre-emptor     may     apply   for  title   under   this   Act   is  extended   from  one year from the desUh of such person,  as   formerly,   until   one   year   after   tho  conclusion   of   the   present   war.     This  privilege  is  also  made retroactive.  TOWIMSITE PROPERTY ALLOTMENT  ACT.  Provision   is   made   for  the  grant   to  persons    holding     uncompleted    Agreements  to  Purchase from  the Crown of  such proportion of the land, if divisible,  as   the   payments    already     made   will  cover in proportion  to tlie sale price of  the whole parcel.    Two or more persons  holding  such   Agreements    may    group  their  interests and  apply for a proportionate   allotment jointly.     If   it   i.s   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.   These allotments are conditional  upon  payment  of    all  taxes    due    tho  Crown   or   to    any    municipality.    The  rights    of    persons   to whom   the   purchaser from   the  Crown  has agreed  to  sell are also protected.   The decision of  the Minister of Lands in respect to the  adjustment of a proportionate allotment  is final.    The time for making application  for  those  allotments  Is  limited  to  the 1st day or May, 1910.   Any application   made after  this  date  will   not  bo  considered.    Thwto  allotments  apply   to  town  lots and   lands of the Crown  sold  at  public  auction.  For Information apply to any Provincial  Government  Agent   or  to  O   P..  NADION,  I'cputy Minister of hands,    '  Victoria. P.. C.  Yale   Barber  Shop  Razor Honing a Specialty"  The juice of two fresli lemons strained  into a bottle containing three ounces of  orchard white makes a whole quarter  pint of the most remarkable lemon skin  bcautificr at about the cost one must  pay for a small jar of tlie .ordinary cold  creams. G'are should be taken to strain  the lemon juice through.a.fine cloth so  no lemon pulp gets' in, then this lotion  will keep fresh for months. Every  woman knows that lemon juice is used  to bleach and remove such blemishes as  freckles, sallowricss and tan and is  tlie' ideal skin softener, whitencr and  bcautificr.  Just try it! Get three ounces of  ��������� >rehard white at any drug store and  two lemons from the grocer and make up  a quarter pint of this sweetly .fragrant  lemon lotion and massage it daily into  the face, neck, arms and hands.  You can not reach The" Sun's  numerous readers except through  the columns of The Sun.  BOOT   REPAIRING  P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor  Yale Hotel, First Street  -TAKE   your  repairs to   Amison, sboe   re  T   pairer     The   Hub.    book  for  the  Big  Uoot.  .AT .-YOUR.  SERVICE  SAFE  When you are in   the   Boundary  Country stay at tlie  Hotel Province  GRAND EORKS, B. C.  A new brick and marble building,  strictly fireproof, with iron firo escapes  and 200 feet of 2 inch hose. Hot and  cold water; hath on each floor; 52 bed  rooms, barber shop, pool and billiard  rooms and sample rooms all under the  same roof.   We eater- to tourist   trade.  Modern Kigs  and Good  Horses.at All Hours  at  the  Model Livery Barn  M. H. Burns, Prop.  Phone 68 Second Street  GENERAL TRANSFER BUSINESS  AND DEALER IN  CITY BAGGAGE AND TRANSFER  FOR SALE  F. Downey's Ugar Store  ornc-y.. ,mb     .,,.,..,, First Street  BILLIARD  & POOL  _ - - m  'OFFICE AT R.PETRIE'S STORE  BRIDGE STREET  WE SELL  {rem lobaccos  PHONE 64  All Leading Brands of Cigars  Soft Drinks  W.   J- Meagher, Prop.


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