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 .-'.1  /"'/  ���������\V  Kettle Valley Orchardist  17TH YEAR���������No   35  GRAND FORKS   B. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 28,  1918  $1.00 PER YEAE  LEW OF 3D  MILLS APPROVED  City Council Adopts the  Same Rate as Was in  Force Last Year  bylaw and the tax rebate, bylaw.  Both were advanced to the third  reading stage.  TOM JEWELL'S HOUSE  DESTROYED BY FIRE  Mayor Acres and Aid. Harkness,  McArdle, McCallum, McDonald and  Schnitter were present at the regular  meeting of the city council on Monday evening.  The chairman of the finance committee recommended that the tax  levy for the current year be apportioned as follows: School, 6 mills;  special, 16 mills; general, 8 mills.  He also recommended that a dis  coimt of 10 per cent be allowed on  all taxes paid on or before August  26'. The report was adopted.  The city clerk was instrucied to  ssnt out accounts for retail licenses  to all the hotel proprietors in the  city.  The advisability of holding a tax  sale this year was discussed at considerable length. The opinion of  the council appeared to be that a  sale is inevitable.  On the recommendation of _the  chairman of the water and .light  committee, the chief of police was  appointed deputy water commissioner.  The chairman of the water and  light.committee recommended that  a bell be procured for the West end  fire hall, and also that the roof of  the building be repaired. The report was accepted, and the matter  of repairing the roof was left in the  hands of the committee.  The. chairman of .the water and  light committee stated that there  was some dissatisfaction with the  present method of street sprinkling.  Some of the business men insisted  on using a hose for street sprinkling.-  The question was discussed, and the  council came to the conclusion   that  Tom Jewell's residence, a short  distance east of the Cooper bridge,  was burned to the ground shortly  before C o'clock last Saturday evening. The loss is estimated at about  ijplOOO, withno insurance.  Mrs. Jewell had lighted a fire in  the kitchen to prepare supper, and  then she went out into the garden to  do some work. A few minutes later  her attention was attracted by the  cries of her little son, and when she  looked up she discovered the house  to be in flames. She called to her  neighbors for help and then made  an attempt to enter the house to  save some of the household effects,  but the lire had gained so great  a headway that she was unable'to  do so; When the neighbors arrived  it was impossible to get anywhere  near the house. Both the front door  and kitchen door of the- house had  been left open, which made a perfect  draft, and the flames spread through  the building with lightning rapidity.  The building, household furniture  and clothing were completely destroyed, Mrs. Jewell being unable to  save even a change of clothing.  Mr. Jewell has been working in  Princeton for the past two or three  months, and was not at.home when  the fire occurred. The. family has  gone through considerable hard  luck during the past year, Mr.  Jewell having been confined tu the  hospital for some time last winter.  They are deserving of an assistance  that can be rendered, thein by the  people of the community.  1910    Civilians'  and    477  Doulcs Accounted for in  City and Valley  middle of June until about the middle of S'-ptHmhpr. As the plant is  -^net-ally cut for hay f>efnre iniK'h  of it comes into fliiwpr, '.he source  0F much hnn"v is =cat fen-el plants'  'hat have e--oip,ud ihe mower, grnw-  ii'ir around fenoi-s and on the banks  of inigation ditches, and plots   kept  for green fodder and sepd production  Will    Increase     Disbursc-  Wheat Crop Will Be  Rushed to Seaboard  Ottawa, June 26'.���������Hon. J. D.  Reid, minister of railways' and  canals, is making strenuous efforts  to prepare for the grain movement  this coming fall and winter. With  European grain stocks of the allies  at a low ebb it is realized that the  any ratepayer could use a hose for western Canada crop will likely  street sprinkling if he wished to pay have t0 be rushed   to the Beaboard  the   regular   sprinkling  fees.    The as soon as it is threshed, and an uu-  matter was left in the hands  of the  usually heavy  grain   movement   is  water and light committee, with instructions to bring in a report at the  next meeting.  On the recommendation of the  chairman of the water aud light  committee, and on motion of Aid.  Harkness and McArdle, the wives of  soldiers, who have gone overseas  were given free water for 19IS, the  same to be charged to the water and  light department.  The clerk reported that owing to  the adoption of a new pound bylaw  it would be necessary to appoint a  new poundkeeper. On motion of  Aid. Harkness and McArdle, the  clerk was instructed to call for applications for poundkeeper at the  next meeting.  The question of moving the pound  from the city buildings to the foot  of Main street was discussed, and  the chairman of the board ol works  was instructed to obtain an estimate  of the cost of construction of a new  pound and to report" at the next  meeting.  The weights and measures  bylaw  was reconsidered and finally passed,  Aid. McGallum was granted leave  The taking of the man and woman  power census closed in this city on  Saturday night. At the fout regis  tration places here 667 male civilians were registered, and 591 females  These reported 682 children under  the age of sixteen years, making a  total of 1940 civilians accounted for  in the city and the immediate surroundings of the valley, but not including Carson and Lynch Creek.  In addition to these figures, 218  male Doukhobors and 259 females,  or a total of 477, were also registered. But the Douks cou d not be  induced to divulge the secret of how  many children under the age of 16  they have.  Practically a complete listof those  registered, excepting  the   Doukho  bors, with the serial number of each,  was taken off and filed at the   city  office.  During one of the registration  d*ys Wasel Wdllsoff, who .broke  away frdmthe Carson colony some  years ago and started a Douk settlement of his own, made a demon  stratum agiinst registering by  parading about twenty of his fol j  lowers through the streets and up to  the city office. Every effort was  made to induce him to register bis  following, but without avail.  The deputy registrars wish to  thank the public for their kind and  courteous replies to questions, and  also tender their thanks to the Donald Hanky Chapter, 1.0.D.E , for  their efficient serviees, which were  so freely given and were of such  valuable assistance to the deputy  registrars.  All persons over the age of sixteen  At times high wind-s hampered the  work of the bee-- at Lethb.ddge, but  this drawback was partly offset by  the long day, the bees working until  evening.  ��������� A considerable proportion of the  honey gathered in a small apiary  recently established at the experi  mental farm at Summerland, B. C.  has also come from alfalfa. Evidently much honey is being lost on  farms growing a I fa la in southern  Alberta and in certain sections of  the dry belt of British" Columbia for  want of bees to colhct it. Alfalfa has  b-en found to secrete abundant nectar under certain conditions at the  experimental farm at Brandon, Man.  but it appears of minor importance  as a honey plant so far east, and it  is of practically no value for honey  production in eastern Canada  The   alfalfa   honey   produced   at  Lelhbridge is of light color  and   ex  cellent   flavor, granulating   quickly-  after it is extracted from the combs  ments  for This Year  to 81,124,886  Germany's Enemies  The state department gines this as  the list, of countries to date at war  with Germany: ".Belgium, Brazil,  China, Cuba, France, fire it Bri'ain.  Greece, -Guatemala, Daly, Japan,  Liberia,Montenegro, Nicanian-i,Panama, Portugual, Roumania. Russia,  San Marino, Serbia, Siam and the  United States. Countries which have  severed diplomatic relations with  Germany but have not declared war:  Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Hayti,  Honduras and Peru.  The Granby Consolidated Mining,  Smelting & Power company has declared a dividend of 8374,902, according to a New York report. This  is at the rate of 2������ per cent for the  quarter. Payment will be made on  August 1 to stockholders on record  July 19.  This will increase the disbursements this year to Si, 124,886 and  the grand total to 810,198,895. A  continuance of the disbursements at ���������  the current rate should make the  totil payments 61,499,962   in   1918,  the same   as   in    1917,  as  against  $1,049,895  n  1916.  The current rate of disbursement  is about a quarter of the net earnings, which have been ranging from  $400,000 to 8500,000 a month by  estimate, or in the neighborhood of  85,000,000 a year.  Red Gross Do^s  A letter from a young Harvard  man in the American ambulance service, which is quoted in the New York  Sun, gives an interesting glimpse of  the wonderful cleverness   of  the   war  expected this fall.  There is under order by the rail  ways and canals department no less  than 8500 cars, of which 7000 are  boxcars which can be used for moving grain. Delivery will start on  these next month, and the manufacturers are being constantly urged  to push forward the work so that  the cars will be ready for use this  fall. The only difficulty is in connection with obtaining steel. In addition 175 engines are under order  to be delivered between September  1 and December 31.  years who were out of the city lastjd  week during the registration of the  man and woman power of the country can now register at the post  office. Quite a number of persons  have been registered at that place  during the present week. All youths  must registor when they arrive at  the age of sixteen.  ogs.  Your Home Is Vital  Sector in Food Line  There is conservation in the sowing  of the wheat, reaping of the wheat,  threshing of the wheat, its storing in  the farmers' bins, and in its handling  at the e'evators.  There is conservation in tho milling  of the Hour, the transportation of the  Hour, and its sale by wholesalers and  retailers.  Thtre is conservation in the baking  of bread and its distribution from the  bakery door.  There is conservation in hundreds  of hotels, restaurants, and dining cars  iu the country.  Is there conservotion in your home?  llemember that it is a vital sector in  the food line.  THE WEATHER  The following is the minimum  and maximum temperature for each  day during the past week, as recorded by the government thermometer on E. F. Laws' ranch:  Max  June 21���������Friday  91  22���������Saturday   .... 92  23���������Sundiy  76  24���������Monday  75  25���������Tuesday  77  26���������Wednesday .. 78  27-Thursday  70  ALFALFA AS A  HONEY PLANT  Min.  60  58  61  56  50  54  50  Inches  to introduce the rate and' tax levy ' Rainfall  1.25 long  [kXPKRIMEXTAL FAK.M8 NOTE.]  Alfalfa is a valuable source of  honey in the irrigated high lands of  the western states, and the region of  alfalfa honey production extends a  short way into western Canada.  A small apiary that has been kept  at the experimental station at Leth-  bridge, Alta., gave during the three  years 1914-16 an annual production  of 86.6 pounds of honey per colony,  spring count, the greater part of it  from alfalfa. Had the colonies been  kept from swarming the yield would  probably have exceeded 100 pounds  pel colony. The high average price  at which the honey was sold, 17������  cents per pound, made this apiary  very profitable.  The honey flow from alfalfa  is  a  The Greenwood Assizes  Chief Justice Hunter presided at  the supreme court sitting in Greenwood on Monday.  Fred Kettner, age 68, charged  with sedition, had to pay costs  amounting to 8100 and made to put  up bonds in the Bum of 8500 for .his  future behavior.  The case of Mehmal, a Hindu,  charged with rape, was withdrawn  by the crown.  The civil suit of Summers vs. Tu-  rano was reduced to the county  court.  Last evening, he writes, a couple of  fellows came round to see us, bringing  with them two or the famous Red  Cross dogs. We were anxious to see  chem work, and so I ran oil' and hid  in some bushes.  Lying down,I placed my cap under  me so that the dog could not find it.  They sent one of the dogs out to find  mo. He finally discovered me; and as  he was unable to find my cap, he put  his nose in my pocket and pulled out  my handkerchief, which he took back.  A few minutes later he led his owner  to the place   where I lay.  They tell us that this dog saved one     Making Surc of His Job  hundred   and   fifty  lives   in one day  i    ���������     .,    i   ..,     . .,    ,r "lou 11 have to pardon  me, gen-  during the battle of the Marne. ^ ' b  tlemen, the second lieutenant was  saying to a group of officers in the  United Service club rooms of the  McAlpiu hotel yesterday afternoon.  The apology was being made after  he bad hurriedly left the officers to  greet a private who had stepped  through the door a moment before.  "You'll have to pardon me, gentlemen," he was saying upon returning, "but that was my boss out west  when I joined the army. I may want  a job again after the war's over. He  owns one of the biggest investment  The city schools closed today  for I houses in Missouri.   J was his head  One of Lowery's  Puzzles  What is the name of that young  man in Grand Forks who wears cor-  8sts and paints his face every time  he goes to a dance?���������Greenwood  Ledge.  Christina Lake Pavilion  Dancing every Wednesday night  during season. Good music, good  floor, good roads. Rufies-hnients  served.     Boats for rent.  one,   lasting  from  about   tho I ^he midsummer holidays.  bookkeeper. 1'!*?$*?.*  ^**l������iWJ^!Ulft<h,l-rt������^flflJW;'*i*Y-^'������V ������a*tf!& W. mJ-rf'i-*\fitif*<*  THE   SUN,    GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.  ������Iti> (grmtib Mmks S>nn  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 the United States)     1.00  Address all communications to  Tun Guano Forks Sun,  Piionk 101 R Gka-n-d Forks, R. C.  OFFICE:    COLUMBIA AVENUE AND LAKE STREET.  for farm labor has taken an imperative form.  Oklahoma, through its council of defense, has  established what is virtually a draft of every  able-bodied male between the ages of 15 and  60 years. It has pledged them to do at  i least two weeks of farm work during the  | .summer or fall. Kansas, through its commercial clubs and other organizations, has made a  state-wide effort of the same kind and expects  every able-bodied citizen���������banker, merchant,  minister-or lawyer���������to prove his patriotism  by spending at least two weeks in the harvest  fields.  (T-  FEIDAY, JUNE 28, 1918  Bolsheviki doctrines have  brought Russia  down from one of the greatest  food  producing countries  on  the globe to a condition of  starvation.    Drunk with liberty,   which  they  did not understand, filled  vv'th  idealistic notions about the equality of man, and  lacking  individual initiative, production in Russia has  practically ceased, according to the evidences  reaching  the  outside world.   Transportation  and distribution is so disorganized   that  even  were the peasants of the land producing their  usual amount of foodstuffs, the people in  the  manufacturing population would still be without   the  necessary  food  supplies  to sustain  them in safety and comfort. Unless the people  of   Russia  steady down  and organize themselves or allow other authorities   to   organize  them, there is the possibility  of one  of the  most  stupendous disasters, to'a nation and a  great people that  evpr occurred   in   histoiy.  Without  authority for  whom they have fear  and respect, the Russian peasant ..seems, to be  without motive.or initiative. We read of'peas-  ants in their anger against the property  holding class of the late aristocrat regime destroying not only the personal effects of the nobility  and   the  owning-class,   but   the   very  crops  which they had themselves under the  former  social    organization   produced   for   the   nation at large.    In their reaction against property owning, they have destroyed   the  goose  that laid the golden egg. We read of poasants  in   certain   villages   having  a*one to such ex-  tremes as to seize the cattle,of the land owner,  now  deposed, flay them alive  and  turn them  loose. Without the old motive of compulsion  to cultivate the land for the land-owner, now  that the land has reverted to the peasants and  they  themselves  are the  owners,  they have  neglected to work and to produce the  necessaries of life.   To such a phase is the  nation  drifting that recent dispatches have reported  that  the   so-called    government of present-  day  Russia  is  sending   plenipotentiaries   to  China,   the   formerly   despised and  so-called  decadt-nt neighbor  to the east, to make   arrangements   for  provisions to tide them over  next winter. It  is   difficult to imagine China,  one   of  the   most  densely populated areas in  the   world,   living  largely  on   rice   and  very  "meagre fare, having sufficient supplies, to feed  100,000,000 people in starving Russia.    Bolshevism is sometimes quoted in   this   country  as   an   ideal, worthy imitation.   The  pass to  which Russia lias drifted   is   a   warning   that  Bolshevism and insanity are not very far apart.  The nation that will weather the storm of this  war the best, is the nation that organizes most  Canada's new system of license control of  dealers in foodstuffs involves over 80,000 retail establishmonts and about 23,500 wholesalers. Of the total number of retailers there  are 30,000 grocers, 10.000 butchers, 50,000  public eating places, 5000 bakers, 2000 fish  dealers, 4500 fruit and vegetable deelers, and  4000 produce dealer's.  ==^  Our optical training plus experience enables us to  give you the best of service. If you are in need  of glasses or have any trouble with your eyes, consult us.  e L  %=  JEWELER AND OPTICIAN  GRAND FORKS, B. G.  J  It may take all America to win the war, but  it will bo on hand when the crisis comes. This  country doesn't entertain for one moment as  to what the result will be. It realizes its  power and will make it count when Germany  seems to gain a point. Why, we haven't begun  to fight yet. We are still getting ready and  are yet far short of our determination to get  ready. We are going to march to Berlin'if it  takes 5,000,000 men to do it, and we will provide them all they need- to eat while on the  way. This republic is getting more earnest  every day and it will keep on until the kaiser  and his cruel frightful are driven back to the  shades of Prussia to stay and rot. That is the  sort of determination which rules this republic, and it's growing ..stronger every day. We  may suffer some reverses, but they will cut no  ii''ure in the final solution.���������Ohio State  Journal.  His Specialty  On the Columbia golf course in  Washington, during one of the tensest  days of the crisis with ^Germany, '���������  President Wilson came up to drive  from one of the most difficult tees.  Two members of the club stood aside  to let the president play. Mr. Wilson  drove, and his ball shot off into precisely the place where he did not wish  it to go.  LAND REGISTRY ACT  The- president turned to the two  other members and remarked with a  smile:  '���������Even out here, I can't keep out of  trouble."  BOYS' AND  GIRLS' COMPETITIONS  Through tlie action of the minister of agri  culture, Hon. T. A. Crera*, arrangements have  been made to have the Canadian Bankers' association cooperate with the department of  agriculture in providing a liberal sum of money  to be offered in prizes for calves and pigs exhibited by boys and girls under 17 years of  ace, at one fair in each district���������either a coun-  ty, township or school fair.  These competitions are known as the "Canadian Bankers' Competitions," and are linked  up with the activities of the livestock branch  of the .Dominion agricultural department.  They represent an effort to increase interest  in live stock,and constitute apart of theactive  campaign for more and better stock inaugurated and carried by that department. The  generous support accorded to the movement  by the Canadian Bankers' association affords  a practical demonstrations of the attitude of  the banks towards the live stock industry,  and the active participation of the association  in this campaign is bound to strengthen and  create general interest in farm live stock.  A Canadian Bankers' competition will be  ! held at a'number of shows this year, and boys  ���������and girls should lose no time in lindingout all  ellicientlv and disciplines itself most strictly, about them. The calves and pigs must be fed  Production must be carried on to a limit of;fltleast sis weeks ^ .thc ,,0JS ;uul ������,rls who  our power. Destructive criticism and petty |cxljibit thcm' ������o that it is very important to  fault-finding are weaknesses and dangers. !acfc P'^Pt-y ���������" securing a copy of the rules  Unity of purpose and   constituted   leadershipjaml ut;hei' ^foinintion.  is essential. It is a case of astrong pull, a long!     Kul1 information regarding the competition  pull, a, pull all together.    Men must be found ,can   i)e   obtained   from   the  manager of   any  for   the army, for   munition   making  and for ,minch ,mnk "' t,,c local,ty   where  a  faH"  1S  ii!  food    production.    Non-essential    industries,  must   provide   men   for  essential industries, j  Women in this country must take   the places        A Monroe Doctrine for the Pacific  of men to the limit of their power when called      \\*m. h. Huof.--  th--  Aiwtmliar- premif-r, upon the  upon.   Farmers must recognize the necessities  ('���������'iielii'-ioii -,f the imperial conference   in   London,   will  of war and the public in   general   must   unite  "������ t0 liie United .Suites to place before   President    Wil  to Save the harvest of 15) I 8. Mn n ful1  "nrl fnink statement of Australia's policy re-    yard in u a Monroe doctrine for the Pacific.    He will ask  for the support and cooperation of the United  States in  In some! of the American slates tlie demand maintain.,- such n dohey.  IN THE MATTER OF nil thnt parcel of land  formerly ltnown as Lots 1, 2 and 3 unci-1,  lil.ick 13 Map 38, being Subdivision of part  of Lot 700, lironp 1, Similkiimccu (formerly  .Csuyoos) Division of Yale District: niid  IN '1 UK MATTKU OF application 14705F:  NOTICE is iioioby {,'ivoii that. I shall at the  expiration of one month from the date of ihe  lirst publication hereof issue a Certificate of  ludofcusible Tltli;  in respect of  the   above  mentioned lands, in the name of Hugh, Allan  (ilnspell, unless in the lneiiutime valid objection be made to me in writing;.   The lioldorcf  llie following documents relating to said land,  iiunicl.v:  1. Deed   dated   20th   April, 1S9S.   Lloyd  A.  Mauley to Richard McCnrrcn. of mi undivided one-half interest;  .2. Deed dared   1th  April. 1S90, Richard   Mc-  C.-irren to John A. Ciiirns;  is required to deliver tue same to me forthwith.  Dated ot the  Land  Keg-istry  Office,   Knra-  loops, 11. C , th.s 21st d :y of Juno, 11)18.  C. H. DUNHAR.  District Registrar.  !      YOU CAN BUY A NEW SINGER  BY PAYING $3.00 PER 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 mouth.  H. WEBERj   Box 948    NELSON, B.C.  Grand Forks Address: Hotel Province  AMD PICTURE FRAMING  Furniture  Made   to  Order.  Also Repairing of all Kinds.  Upholstering Neatly   Done  R. G. McCUTCHEON  WINNIPEG AVENDF  very Time  Summer days arc business days. Willi  longer daylight one wishes to do as  much as possible. Have you recourse to  the telephone? With its assistance, you  can crowd much work into few hours.  It will save you money as well as time.  Or, perhaps, you have recreation in  view and want to get through with the  day's duties. Again, the telephone is  the one great assister. Long [calls or  short calls, it's conversation���������action  every time.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE COMPANY, LTD.  VERY CHEAP  Two  light Three-Spring  Delivery Wagons.  E. C. HENNIGER  j** ^u  THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B.C.  'K  Some Orchard  Cover Crops  .[EXPERIMENTAL FARMS N0T15.]  The main uses of the cover crop in  tlie orchard are: To hold the snow in  winter and thus afford greater protection to the roots oj trees* to prevent  the thawing and freezing of the  ground; to lessen the depth to which  the frost will go'in the soil; to furnish vegetahle matter in the spring for  the purpose of obtaining humus and  nitrogen, and to act as a catch-  crop in autumn to prevent tho leaching of plant food made available dur-  ng the summer. The cover crop is  also a moans of reducing the moisture  in the soil by transpiration, and thus  aids in ripening the wood of fruit  trees liable to be injured. Where the  soil has been long cultivated, and  needs additional plant food, especially  nitrogen, leguminous plants, such as  clover and vetches, which will take  free nitrogen from the air,   and   thus  add a latge quantity of this useful  and expensive fertilizer to the soil at  slight cost, are usually best; while  where the soil has not been long under cnltivation and is well supplied  with humus and nitrogen, a non-  leguminous plant such as rape or  buckwheat . may be better, as the  holding of snow and the protectiou of  the roots of the trees are then more  impoutant than adding fertility to the  seil, especially where the snowfall is  lieht.  In the colder parts of Canada,where  there is usually plenty of moisture   in  summer, it is better to sow   seed . for  cover crop in the first half of July   or  even in late June, rather than in   the  second half of July, as it is important  to have the wood of trees   thoroughly  ripened before winter setsdn.   By sowing the seed early the growth   of   the  tree should be aided in ripening by the  drying of the soil caused by the   tran  spiration of moisture from   the grow  ing   cover   crop.    In the  dryer   and  milder parts of Canada it is not neces  saay   to  sow   seed for the cover crop  until about the middle of July, as the  early ripening of the wood is not so  mportant as the conserving of moisture in the soil by cultivation through  the early part of the summer. .No  nurse crop is, as a rule, necessary  Some of the desirable characteristics  of a good plant for cover crops are,  first, that it will <rerminate quickly  and grow rapidly, so that weeds wil  be checked. It should be a strong  grower, as there should be dense cover  to prevent the frost from penetrating  deeply into the ground It should  stand fairly erect, so that it will hold  the snow well in winter It should  also be a plant which can be easily  handled in the orchard. In districts  were there is danger of making the  soil too dry by late growth, a cover  crop should be chosen which will be  killed by early frost, such as buckwheat. Some of the best plants for  cover crops are: Mammoth red clover,  common red clover, crimson clover,  hairy vetch, summer vetch,buckwheat  and rape. The. last has been found  very useful on the prairies for holding  snow. Where weeds are not liable to  spread into adjacent areas and cause  extra labor, they make a fair cover  crop if allowed to grow up after the  end of June.  B  f  19 asid-2������ Years of Age.  Leave of Absence on Qro^uid of Extreme Hardship*  Men Nineteen and Twenty Years of Age.  It has come to tho attention of the Government that there is a widespread  impression that young men of nineteen years, and those who became twenty  since October 13, 1917, as well as those who may become nineteen from time to  time and who have been or will be called upon to register under the Military  Service Act, are to be immediately called to the colours.  .'������������������"..���������  - This impression is quite incorrect. No date has yet been fixed for calling  upon such men to so report; for duty, nor has the question been brought before  the Cabinet for decision. In view of the. need of labour on the farm, it is most  unlikely that consideration will be given to the matter until after the harvest is  over, although of course the Government's action must be determined primarily  by the military situation.  There is no further obligation incumDent upon young men of the ages  above mentioned who have registered or who do. so hereafter, until they receive  notice from the Registrars.  Harvest Leave.  Some enquiries have been received as to the possibility of granting harvest  leave to such troops as ma}' be in the country at that time. No definite assurance can be given on this point as advantage must be taken of ships as they  become available. On the other hand, harvest leave will be given if at all  possible.  Leave of Absence on Grounds of Extreme Hardship.  It is desired that the Regulations respecting leave of absence in cases of hardship should be widely known and fully understood. Such leave will Be granted  in two cases:��������� (a) where extreme hardship arises by reason of the fact that the  man concerned is either the only son capable of earning a livelihood, of a father  killed or disabled on service or presently in service overseas, or in training for  such service, or under treatment after returning from overseas; or the only  remaining of two or more brothers capable of earning a livelihood (the other  brother or brothers having been killed or disabled on service, or being presently  in service overseas, or in training for overseas or under treatment after his or  their return from overseas); brothers married before 4th August, 1914, 'living in  separate establishments and having a child or children not to be counted,  in determining the fact that the man is the "only" remaining son or brother;  (b) where extreme hardship arises by reason of exceptional circumstances such as  the fact that the man concerned is the sole support of a widowed mother, an  invalid father or other helpless dependents.  It is to be noted that in all the^e cases the governing factor is not hardship,  loss or suffering to the individual concerned, but to others, that is, members of  his family or those depending upon him.  Procedure to obtain leave of absence.  A simple system for dealing with these cases has been adopted. Forms of  application have been supplied to every Depot Battalion and an officer of each  battalion has been detailed whose duty it is to give them immediate attention.  The man concerned should on reporting to his unit state that he desires to apply  for leave of absence on one or more of the grounds mentioned and his application  form will then be filled out and forwarded to Militia Headquarters, Ottawa. In  the meantime, if the case appears meritorious, the man will be given provisional  leave of absence for thirty days so that he may return home and continue his  civil occupation while his case is being finally disposed of.  Issued by Department of Militia and Defence,  Department of Justige.  IT'S THE STEADY  .T  That Brixx^s  Trade to  Yon  Isn't the news of your  store something like the  news of the wrhole 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.  The GRANDFORKS SUN  Readers Want to Hear  From   You   Every   Week I'^K^c  *\v-wr~*tvni������<Mt-t&&uuiinj.3?:i&''x\fltfffi:?M~  J>P4> ���������M*,'T**���������*>������ trfnr ���������  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 b^  Complete Home Furnishers  at Franklin, had to come to this  city, a distance of fifty miles, to get  registered.  Thomas Mulcare on Saturday received a letter-frotn England saying  that his mother, Martha Mulcare,  had just di(jd.   She was 76 years   of  age.  In Spokane on Monday, one of  Mrs. Brau's daughters, of this city,  underwent a successful operation  necessitating taking ont one of her  eves.  O  DON'T HESITATE!  PHONE 101R  FOR FINE PRINTING  ^ ������*n  T^\    \V������������* //    ^^"**-^^ "Tuck" Harpsr, cook   at  Stewart  /-IvBsy .X--<������*/ ^"v.      cfc Ciivert's chrome mine camp east  of C-iscade, was in the city   on   S������i-  /    lj UUN'I HMIIAIC! |    urda-v   niSht-     Hh   Mifl   tl,,,t   lhe,"f'  /    | PHONE 101R        1   are now ten men   employ-id   in   thi-  L    a        p������npi.irBniiiTinn        9   cuiip, and that the   ore   i?   looking  good. Ore is being hauled by wagon  from the property to the Y   at   Cus  cade, and by the end of the   month  about 200 tons will have been trans-  NeiVS Of the City ; ported in this manner.    None uf the    I ore has yet been shipped   for   treat-  One Sunday about   200   Doukno  bor men, women  and   children,   all  dressed    in    white, made   a   thanks  offering   for   the    rain on Saturday  night by parading from   the  colony  lieutenant^ governor complimented  the lad ou his heroic action and congratulated the school on having such  a student.  Two .coachloads of Doukhobor  men and women passed through the  cily on Saturday for Princeton.  ^9- tO"U?JL!L    <&^-     ^_y*0"T������  "Quality Jewellers"  _^*  We carry a complete line of Jewelle'ry.Silvonvare,  Watches and Clocks. Cultivate the habit of vising our store .frequently. A cordial welcome  awaits you, and we will cheerfully show and explain the merits of whatever may interest yon.  Fine Watch Repairing a. Specialty.  Bridge Street, - Next Door B. C. Telephone Office  nient.  AlexTiobinson, who   is operating  a big pole camp ne-ir Nelson, was in  the city Sunday and Monday. While  in the Boundary Mr. Robinson pinto the city,   ban footed  and  singing   .,        ,   .        , .    u, ,  ''                                        ������    ������  chased three learns in rhoenix   and  hymn.   They w������-r������ accompanied by  their leafier, Peter Veregin, who ad-    , ,        ,    ,,  1 n sbipueU    Ui  a tit-avy    taick    in    Ibis   city.      II-  H     OU'lit     tO      NrlSOO    Od  Tuesday morning'^ iit-igtst train,  dressed the citiz-M-s from the   liosal  bank steps ihrnujih   an    interpreter.  The   Sun    man    oiu   not   have the \t. Mc(;Jrath,a iuujberaian of Musi.  pleasure of listening lo   the   speech, Cily,    Minn,  who    is  interested   in  but we arc in'onm-d tb;it   Mi. Vere- 7000  acres    of    limbi-r   land up Hi-  gin    made   the statement   thai   the jS'urtn Koik, fpi-nt sevi-i-m   (biys   ;o  Doukhobors  live on   ]-D    cents   per the cay. toe latter of last weeK.     O.i  person per day and that the  br-.lance Thursday be and Ed Dt-pnw,   of  S.  of what iney m.ide they donated for tt |J. (J.,  vissued Given wood.  war purposes, i _         Anhur Mann,   wno went oversea--  Neil    Malheson,   Frank    Coryell, I with ihe medical corps and who   re  Roy Curran, Wm.   Liddicoat.   Alex i turned   to   Canada a lew weeks ago  Clunis, \V. H Beach, Harry Lutley, ''on furlough, arrived iu the   city   on  Pete De Wilde, Harry Hos worth, J.  It. Mooyboer, Teddy Waldron, A.  Schnitter, Chas. Allen, Arnold Carter, Carl Wolfram, Wiley Glover, J.  Donaldson, Mr. Smyth, Leo Mader,  Alex Buchan, P. W. Clarke, Geo.  McCabe, E. Barron, W. C. Mcln-  nis, and many other citizens, at  tended the Greenwood assizes on  Monday in the capacity of jurymen.  Lieut.-Gpvernor .Sir F. S. Barnard  recently presented the Royal Hu  mane society's bronze medal for  bravery to Gordon McMynn, of  Midway, at King Edward high  school, Vancouver. The 14 year-old  boy saved the lives of Misses IS. and  A. Kerr while swimming in the Ket-  tlejriver at Midway in August last.  In   making   the   presentation,    the  Sunday lor a couple of   weeks' visit  at his home.  E. L. Steeves reiurned to West-  dridge on Tuesday, having com  pleled the log drive for the Forest  mill at Cascade. Last year -he did  not finish the drive until the 9th of  July. _____      ������������������-  Judge Bum n held a silting of  the county court in Kosslanu on  Tuesday, when be-considered several chamber applications which  were presented.  0   M  Tobiassen   and  Tom    Mul  care    went    up   to   Lynch Creek on  Monday to clear the right of  way of  the wagon to ihe   fluorue   property.  Ben Sweezey, deputy   registrar  of  tie man and   woman   po-.ver  census  Our stock'  oi'bicycles  and accessories is now complete.    Our new 1.018  wfiriUnfcS 1  Ul  Bicycles can not be beat in finish and quality.  Before buying anything in the bicycle line get  my prices first. .Don't order out of tuwn. I  will give you close prices, and I only sell first-  class goods.  SQUARE AND HONEST DEALING. A lar������n assortment of dif  fc'erent styles of Tires and Tubes for bicycles and motor cycles always  iu stock. I carry everything in stock in the bicycle line, for both  English and Canadian stylos, and I have a full i-f-uipment of tools fin-  all kinds of repairing. I also sell first grade of heavy motor cycle  oil.    Send me votir bicycle and I wiil see that you are satisfied.  I ALSO DO BLACKSMITMING in al! its*branches, Woodwork,  Brazin", Oxy-Acetvlenc Weldiii". etc.    Open on Saturday   night   till  10 o'clock.    BICYCLES SOLD ON TERMS.  J. R. cTWOOYBOERj)  Blacksmith and Bicycle Dealer  Opposite Grand Forks Garage  Sour cherries are ripening, and  the robins are the hup pi est birds in  ihe valley.  On July 1, Dominion day the  post office will be open for one hour  only, from 2 till 3 p.m.  J. H. Ryley and H. L. Mackenzie,  barristers, altendrd the Greenwood  assizes on Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Tho ma? Newby, of  Franklin, spent a couple of days in  the citv this week.  j Hurrah!   How's This j  ���������    . ?  i   Cincinnati  authority says corns ���������  I               dry up and  lift out |  I                  .  with   fing3rs. f  Hospital records slio-w that every  time you cut a corn you invite lockjaw or blood poison, which is needless,  says a Cincinnati anti'only, "who tells  yon that a quarter ounce of: a drug  > -ailed freezone can be obtained at lit-  'As cost from  the drug storo but is  ufneient to  rid  one's  feet  of  every  ���������*ird or soft corn or callus.  7ou simply apply a few drops of  .-i'Ckoj'.o  on  a tender, aching corn  and  Irenes.-: is instantly relieved.    Short-  y the entire corn can be lifted cut,  .oofc and all, without pain.  This drug is sticky but dries at once  iiul is claimed to just shrivel up any  corn without inflaming or even irri-  :ating the surrounding tissue or skin.  If your wife wears high heels she  -will be glad to know of this.  SYNOPSIS   OF  LAND ACT AMENDMENT  Pre-emption now confined to surveyed  lanfls 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.  PYe-cmplors 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, .ho-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 improvement.1-, or record  same will -operate as forfeiture. Title  cannot bo obtained on these claims In  less than 5 years, with improvements of  $10 per acre, including ~> acres cleared  and cultivated, and residence of at  least  2 years.  Pre-emptor holding Crown Grant may  record another pre-emption, if he requires lard in conjunction Avith his  farm, without actual occupation, provided statutory improvements made and  residence maintained on Crown granted  I'"!-' ,-  Unsurvi'-.ved areas, not exceeding 20  acres-, may be leaded as liiuno.-iitos;  title to be obtained after fulfilling residential  and  improvement  eorditions.  For grazing and indu'-Lrinl purposes,  ai-fas f>xi?Pf<l!ng (i'O acres may be leased  by one person or company.  P.RE-EMPTORS' FREE GRANTS ACT.  Tho scope of this Act is enlarged to  include all persoMH joining and si-rving  with 1 lis Majesty's Forces. The time  within which'tlii' hv'. <.���������:������������������ or devisees of a  dec iised pre-empt^" may apply for  tit'e under this A el :���������< cxtculed from  oi-i.' y-.w from (lie d'"i.'h of such p.^r^on,  ns r''.ri'ier!y. u 'i! o'-v y?*!:' al't'-r the  co- cHi;';o.i nf 'he pi-".'.-"t vir. This  privi!. rre   i:;  ::!so  mini'!   retroactive.  TOWNSITE  PnC.**"^'rY ALLOTMENT  A C i.  Provision is made for the grant to  persons linklirg uncoiiijjie'.ed Agroe-  mt-i'ts to Purchase from the Crown of  such proportion of the land, if divisible,  as the payments already made will  cover in proportion lo the sale price of  the whole parcel. Two or more persons  holding such Agreements may group  their interests and apply for a proportionate allotment jointly. If it is not  considered advisable to divide the land  covered by an appl.jation for a proportionate allotment, an allotment of land  of equal value selected from available  Crown lands in the locality may be  made. Those allotments aro conditional *  upon payment of all taxes due the  Crown or to any municipality. The  rights of persons to whom the purchaser from .the Crown litis agreed to  sell are also protected. The decision of  the Minister of Lands In respect to the  adjustment of a proportionate allotment  Is final. Tho time for making application for these allotments is limited to  the 1st day of May; l!)li). Any application made after this date will not bo  considered. These allotments apply to  town lots and hinds of the Crown sold  at  public  auction.  For Information apply to any Provincial  Government Agent or  to  Cr.-Yl. NAD'ON,  Deputy Minister of Lands,  Victoria, J3. a  M. H.  Burn? mndj   a  round   trip  to O,eun'.voo(l on Monday  K  Spraggett   hius  returned   irom  Republic.  GIRLS! WHITEN YOUR SKIN  WITH LEMON JUICE  Yale  Barber  Shop  Razor Honing a Specialty  Make a beauty lotion for a few cents to  remove tan, freckles, sallowness.  Your grocer has the lemons and any  drug store or toilet counter will supply  you with three ounces of orchard white  for a few cents. Squeeze the juice of  two fresh lemons into a bottle, then put  in the. orchard white and shake well.  This makes a quarter pint of the very-  best lemon skin whitener and complexion  beautifier known, "Massage this fragrant, creamy lotion daily into the face,  neck, arms and hands and just see how  freckles, tan, sallowness, redness and  roughness disappear and how smooth,  sofT and clear the skin becomes. ; Yes!  It is harmless, and the beautiful results  will surprise you.  Wise wives won't waste.  BOOT   REPAIRING  TAKE  your  repairs  to   Armson, shoe   re  palror.    Tho   Hub.    I.ool'   for  the   Bi������  Boot.  When you are in   the   Boundary  Country stay at the  Hotel Province  GRAND FORKS, B.C.  A new brick and marble building,  stiictlv fireproof, with iron lire escapes  and 200 feet of *i*incli hose. Hot and  cold water; bath on each floor; 52 bed  rooms, barbershop, pool and billiard  rooms and sample rooms all under the  same root'.   We cater to tourist   trade.  a   is g  GENERAL TRANSFER BUSINESS  AND DEALER IN  AND  OFFICE AT R. PETRIE'S STORE  P. A. Z. PARE/, Proprietor  Yale Hotel, First Street  AT YOUR  SERVICE  Modern Rigs and Good  Horses at All Hours at  " the      .  Model Livery Bam '  M. H. Barns, Prop.  Pfione 68 Second Street  HANSEN 8 GO  CITY BAGGAGE AND TRANSFER  FORSALE  Office !  F. Downey's Cigar Store  Tf.lki'honks;  OFFICE, K(I6 ffp5;f Ctpppf  Hansen's Kesidencb. K38 *"��������������� ullocl  =J  MPERIAM? PARLOUS  BRIDGE STREET  WE SELL  Fresfi Tobaccos  All Leading Brands of Cigars  Soft Drinks  PHONE 64  .   J. Meagfier, Prop,

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