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 }'  (.-���������  ���������f>  ,f1  / L ./'  and  e Valley Orchardist  18TH YEAR^No   29  GRAND FORKS   B. C, FRIDAY,   MAfTfTlW  V  Soldier Settlement Board  Recently in tlie District-  Said to Have Made Adverse Report to Ottawa  lifted each "one looked to see if there  was anything in it.  The clergyman, who was walking  on the lawn, noticed him, and  said  "They are all dead ones, Mike."  "They are," answered Mike. "But  there is one good thing about it;  they all hadthe minister with them  when they passed away,".:  THE WEATHER  The report of the committee of  three, which investigated the Doukhobor area at Brilliant, a short distance from Nelson, with a view to  acquisition of it by the '..government  for soldiers' settlement purposes, has  been sent to Ottawa,���������: according to  - the Vancouver World.  On the committee were B. E.  Patterson, of the federal land settlement board, Lieut.-Col. Latta, of  the Asia land settlement scheme,  and R. G.L. Clark, chief fruit inspector of the Dominion government.  Out of courtesy to the federal authorities at.Ottawa, the contents of  the report and recommendations  can not be made known here at  present.  It is  understood, however,   that  the report will point out  considerable obstacles^ the way of   transferring the land  for  use  by   soldiers.  Tbe' Doukhobor   leaders   made   it  plain that they would not consent to  sell their land except in its  entirety  of 4700 acres   and that this   would  require around   half   a million dollars. Ouly two thousand acres is of  the   character   required  by soldiers  and   which, it   is understood, is all  the. committee could recommend the  government   buying.    Such a  deal  The following  is the  minimum  and maximum temperature for each  day   during  the  past   week, as re  corded by the government thermometer on E. F.Laws' ranch:  Max. Min.  .  55 46  .  60 37  .44 36  .54 36  . 60 38  .77 37  .62 50  Inches  Rainfall...........;...  0.80  "Tell me what:you Know is true:  I can guess as we]I as you."  $1.00 PER YEAR  Sir Arthur Mei^hen Tells  the House That Offer  to Sell Was Made by  Peter Vere^in  er the Doukhobors stay or go. The  question may worry the old politicians, but they are not saying very  much at present. It is a better  guess to say that the agitation was  brought on by aspiring, or conspir-  ing, politicians who may have imagined that they saw an opportunity  of breaking into politics.  CITY CLERK 1NTS  May     9���������Friday........  10- Saturday:..  11���������Sunday.;.;.  12���������Monday......  13���������Tuesday......  14���������Wednesday.,  15 ���������Thursday....  Yes or No?  John was on the witness stand,  and very talkative he was. The opposing lawyer lost patience and insisted on yes or no answers.  "But you can not answer every  thing yes or nr," retorted John.  "Yes, you can," replied   the  attorney. "Try it on me.''  "Well," said John, "Do you still  beat your wife?"  JSewsMfctheJCify  Frank , Burdick, a prominent  farmer of the Rock Cr^ek neighborhood, is a patient in the Graud  hospital with influenza.  Mrs.   H.    Weber   and   her    two  daughters, Eileen and  Wiihelmina,  left  for Nelson oc   Monday.    Mrs  Weber was called to  Nelson  on   ac  count of the serious illness  would mean a payment of $2500 a"n 77 wZ^" ^^ ^ Ml"  aere for the 2000 acres and   the  ac       '      miliam*   11. G, Ritchie, the   Cascade   merchant, was in the city yesterday.   '���������'������������������  quisition of over,   that  quantity not  wanted to get the best orchard lands.  Besides, it was found that the nature  of the improvements iu   the way of  buildings,   etc,   while  suiting   the  general   scheme   of   the   "'Douk's"  community,   would   be   practically  useless   when   the   land   was subdivided into soldiers'  tracts,   being  unsuitable to meet the needs of   the  would-be soldier farmer.  Some machinery from Chesaw -is  being installed at the Maple Leaf  mine in Franklin camp. '  Mr.    Belinski,   li.   D.   Griswold's' tion.  partner in the Paulson mine, is a  patient in the Grand Forks hospital.  Up to date this year the B. C. mine.  | The following dispatch from Ottawa has hot appeared in any news  paper in this district. As there can  be be no harm in giving the people  all sides of a public question, we reproduce it- for the benefit of our  readers:  [     "Ottawa, May   6.���������Hon.   Charles  Murphy drew the attention   to   the  government to an open letter  which  had been addressed tc Sir   Thomas  White   by   Prof.   James  Mavor, of  Toronto, which  said   there   was  a  scandalous proceeding now going on  in British Columbia  ostensibly  under   the   auspices of the Dominion  government.    Prof. Mavor said   he  had been given to  understand that  appraisers   were   at   work   in   the  Doukhobor    settlements   at   Grand  Forks, B.C., valuating the lands and  other property in   order   that   they  might be expropriated and  the  ?et  tied   oommuuity   broken up.    The  scheme, be said, was clearly  a   con  spiracy on the part of the land speculators,   local   policians   and   locil  fruitgrowers,   who   were exploiting  the returned soldiers and   proposing  to rob a group of peaceable and   industrious, though    peculiar   people,  of the fruit, of their industry.   "Mr.    Murphy   asked    what  Sir  Thomas had to  say   reegarding   the  matter.  "Sir Thomas White said he had  received a copy of the ietterand the  question of the ownership of the  lands seemed to him to be under  provincial jurisdiction.; However,the  minister of the interior could reply  jv.itri more knowledge, of   the  situa-  Prof. Mavor's Letter  Commenting on Prof. Mavor's  open letter, the Toronto Globe on  5th inst. said:  In connection  with  the proposal  to purchase at forced sale the  lands  of the Doukhobors settlers of British  Columbia for the purpose of turning  it over in grants to returned soldiers.  Prof. James A. Mavor of   the   University of Toronto has addressed an  open letter to Sir Thomas  White, in  which he vigorously protests against  such   action   by  the   government.  Prof. Mavor is recogntzed as one  of  the greatest Canadian authorities on  Russia and the Russian peoples.  Pointing out that following the acceptance of the application of  these  people  for   permission   to settle in  villages in western Canada with exemption from military service, they  were   ejected   from   some   400,000  acres   of   land   which    they    had  brought into a state  of  cultivation.  The writer attributes  this action to  the influence exerted by land agents,  local   merchants   and -local   politi-  cians   The purchase"b^'themlof the  ands    in   British   Columbia; which  they now   hold   was   consummated  with   the knowledge of  the government of that province.  Here they established large and  productive fruit farms and jam factories, from which they presented to  the government great quantities of-  jam as their contribution to the war  funds.  "These peaceful, if obstiuate peo  rli������h Cost of Living and  Increased Work Given  as Reason for the Request  pie,"   toe   letter  states,'"are being  Hon. Arthur Meighen replied:  "The assertions of fact  made in  that letter are beyond   what can   be  justified so far as any   confirmation                              ,     wr ..v uuic uuio _y_ar xne j_>. u. mine .      .���������  ,���������,   ... .        i-      , ,.!,,.       .    ,-u justinec                                                         xue.e proceedings," Trot. Mavor  The committee found astrong feel- atLholthas shipped 120 tons to  the J                  reached   me     Th-re is a a    i        t    ,u              .l ������������������  n,(hln  ������          t   ���������,,.-, .,     -p              ��������� tnat   nas   reacDea   me-    J-n.reisa dec ares further on,   "have  nothing  ine in Grand Forks   and district for   Iran smelter, and the  Jimma   mine ..           ,  .       .        .          .    ,.                                          '                             c  jug iu vrdiju j. or_._   auu uistrici lor            ^           ) committee ot inquiry   investio-Mtma  ���������  the   elimination of  the Doukhobor  Hj96_ tons.  forced out of their purchased    iauds  as   they   were   forced  out of their  homesteads by the same  conspiracy  of local tradesmen, local farmers, lo  cal politicians and local speculators.  These   people have   entertained the  idea of exploiting the returned  soldier in order to deprive  the   Douk  bobors of their cultivated lands. The  intention oi the scheme is   as obvi  ous as it is discreditable."  "These proceedings," Prof. Mavor  colony, chiefly on the ground that,  they were not a people who could be  assimilated by the Canadians and  were not fulfilling the duties of Canadian citizenship in the matter of  compliance with tnauy government  regulations.  In their meeting with the people,       There are several influenza patients  Great War veterans and   reconstruc- in the Phoenix hospital,  tion bodies in the interior the com-  M. J. Byrne has bought the Gem  and Church silver placer claims, near  Three Forks, from Frank Edwards.  It is reported that the Northport  smelter will resume this weok.  Sergt. George Hartley has returned  to Phoenix from Franco.  mittee also made it known that they  would not give one  moment's   consideration to some offers of land for  the "benefit"  of   returned  soldiers  which really were camouflaged   at-. Dlie   tra  tempts at exploitation. For instance I reacl] GranJ Foi.ka this month_  the committee inspected acreage offered   at   $_5,000,     which   it   was  agreed "could not be accepted as  a  gift."   i ueciares rurther on,   "have  nothing  committee of inquiry investigating ia common wjth a po|icy ot recon  lands offered for sale in British Col- Btructiou. On the contrary, they  umbia headed by Mr. Patterson, amount to deliberate destruction. If  and among lands reported to be of-j'tDe government expropriated the  fered for sale are certain lands offer- j fruit farmg in lbe x\'lagara district,  ed by the Doukhobor community. | lurQed tbe farmer8 adrift, and be-  I do. not know whether the commit- j6lovved tbe )and in grant3 to return-  tee has investigated these or not. !ed soklier8 wilh ]ibeny l0 aeJ1 t0: -"'" tt,J  Were   they   to do so,  however, it!8pecuittlorSj the case would   be pre-/. ,  would not be with a view of   expro- jyiseiy aituilar " | ing ana a  He suggests that the case  be   in  ve3tigated by competent  persons in  In Dear Old England  A clergyman who wai not disin  closed   toward   an   occasional glass  hired an Irishman to clean  out his  priation because there are no expio  priatory powers now vested  in  the, veat,gated by competent  persons in |  soldiers'   settlement  board, nor is it!order   t0   preveut   what appears to!  .proposed   to   vest  the  board with}him   as   ..a    m0nstrous     national!  Lieut. Donald Smith, of ihe Royal  power to   expropriate   lands   being crjme ������  air force, is on his way to Halifax on  reasonably used. At the   time   that;     <-j;be ao-itaLioii, as   adumbrated in  the   transport Canada,   aud    should ��������� the committee wasat work I received j 'pbe yuu a C0Up|e   0f   weeks a<'o is  reach Grand Forks tlm month a telegram from Peter Veregiu to the  bringing a great deai of   undesirable  effect that he  had   made a  certain  Owing to the inl.uen.a, the schools ! Z to se Ibut thatTh      &   "*"  'dv"'Wn������ ^ ������"������ *���������������  in   Greenwood   have   been   ordered ���������' the   Same   wa3  closed for a week or more.  Mrs. F. Pveid returned home on  Monday after visiting friends in  Greenwood fer a few days.  Dr, Truax visits Phoenix   twice  a  made under duress. J drew the  attention of the soldiers' settlement  board to the telegram, and advised  Mr. Veregin that if he had made  any offer under duress he should  ' consult his solicitor in the matter.  W. P. O'Connor, a returned soldier, who has been storekeeper for 11.  1). (jri.swold at Paulson for some  time, returned to the city last night.  P.   B. Freeland,   resident mining!  Mayor Harkness and  all  the  al  dermen were present at  the  regular  meeting of the city council on Monday evening.  A letter from the attorney-general  in reference to the acceptance by  the city of lands for taxes was ordered filed.  Letters were read from Col.  Cooper, of Ottawa, and Hon. Martin  Burrell asking the city to act leniently with Sergt. Petentier in the  matter of the collection of taxes.  Referred to finance committee.  ' A   letter   from   Victoria  dealing  with tax sales was ordered filed.  John McKie offered 860 for a lot  between Mr. Bruno's house and  Knox church on Winnipeg avenue.  Tbe offer was accepted and the clerk  was instructed to make out the necessary papers.    The past-month's:.������accounts   were  ordered to be paid.  The chairman of the finance com-  | mittee recommended the   passage of  [a temporary Joan  bylaw for $12,000  and   the   issuance of debentures to  take care of the bonds maturing this  year and next.   Accepted.  The chairman of the board of  works reported that necessary street  repair work was being carried on.  The   chairman   of   tbe water and  ight committee reported that   Principal   Glaspell   had   asked for   the  same lawn  sprinkling   privileges as  the public school enjoyed last summer.  Granted.   The tennis club bad  also   asked    for   special 'sprinkling  privileges, with free water.  The club  was granted^permission   to  sprinkle  its court out of  the regular sprink-  hours,   but   water   will   be charged  for at the regular rate.  The lawn sprinkling hours were  fixed from (5 to 9 a.m. and from G to  10 p in., and the chief of police was  instructed to inspect all the taps in  the city.  The wage rate for city labor was  fixed at S3.50 per day of eight  hours.  City   Clerk  Hutton   asked for an  increase   of   825  per  month in his  ; salary, and for additional office help.  He stated that the high cost of  liv-  ig and a comparison of the cost  of  running   the   city  offices   in other  cities justified him in asking for the  for the raise in salary, and that   the  work in the office had  increased  to  jsuch an extent that it was now  im~  ! possible   for   one person   to do  it  alone.    Referred to the finance committee.  Aid. Hull was granted permission  to introduce a bylaw making a grant  of 3-00 to tbe Grand Forks Canning  company. It was advanced to the  third reading stage.  The council adjourned    to    Wad-  nesuay evening next.  cellar. He brought out a M^^ ^^nt"^?^ tb.ta������������������^_?' df^t" "^^ "'"^   "'9l   "iShl "H     ^ A������"���������. ���������>'������< M-Jor A,,-  ��������� i the week in Grand Forks. '-/  THE   SUN,    GRAND   FORKS,    B. G.  AN  INDEPENDENT  NEWSPAPER  ,G.  A.  EVANS. EDITOR AHD PUBLISHER  SUBSCRIPTION RATES���������PAYABLE IN ADVANCE  One Year "(in Canada and Great Britain).-...!. S.1.00  One Year (in the United States)    1.50  Address all communications to  Til K GHAND FOKKS SUN,.  1 i cm, 101 R Grand Forks, B.C.  OFFICE:    COLUMBIA AVENUE AND LAKE STREET.  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1.91.9  "Easy-to-Grasp" Trade  Facts  OUIl net debt in the Dominion before the  war was three hundred and thirty-six million dollars. Now it is tip beyond one billion  five hundred million dellars, over four and one-  half times as much as in 1914.  Interest charges on the borrowings of the  country before the war amounted to twelve  million dollars annually; today they are seven  times as heavy. There were practically no  pensions to pay. four years ago; today they  .  total over fifteen million dollars a year.  These are only parts of what we have been  called upon to advance for the security of liv-  incr our own lives free alike from Prussianism  and Bolshevism. The Dominion will pay these  charges gladly, though naturally it can not be  done by reverting to what was "normal" prior  to the war, the impelling cause of it all. "Normal" then, translated into terms of todajr,  would be bankruptcy. These are the things  the Canadian trade commission at Ottawa are  earnestly trying to bring home to. every man  and woman, even the children, in the Dominion. They touch the very heart of our home  and private well-being.  During the last twenty years   we   have  advertised the glorious  possibilities of Canada  wherever man can read.    We   wanted   immigrants.   Yet it  was exactly in   the four-year  war period that we were taught that  our development does not need to wait  entirely  on  immigration.    It is well known that the productive capacity of the average man and woman  in   the Dominion   was almost doubled.  We learned the strenuous "art of doing more."  We created more wealth per head of the population by higher standards of efficiency.   The  speculator, the land "booster" and  the gambler in all forms of wealth were eliminated.  We learned to be self-reliant in the Dominion. It was the greatest lesson, perhaps the  greatest benefit, which the war brought us.  This is the quality which we must still further  cultivate, self-reliance in business, in agriculture, in all that which goes to make trade and  to hold it. It can be done permanently in peace  time as it was done for victory: It will be  compulsory, because uo one else will pay our  debts.  The wagoner in ittsop who prayed to Hercules had his own strength revealed to him  when he was Made to put his shoulder to the  wheel. We are past the praying time in  Canada.  There is no need for discouragement. The  transition from war to peace is more complex  than was thought. Yet the wealth of Canada  remains today what we have always said it  was���������tremendous in its possibilities. In fact,  the total developed value is probably about  $20,000,000,000. The thing to do is to develop  it still more. With an annual income which  in 191.8 was estimated at $2,500,000,000, there  should be plenty of margin in our receipts for  re-investing in national business for its expan-  manufactureing. We could make or produce  .within our own frontier many things we import and so keep here the money we have, We  could export many more things if we organized our medium-sized and smaller trades into  groups, and so we could help to pay our debts  with -money brought in from outside.  These then are the broad, easy-to-grasp facts  of the trade position in Canada. It does not  want magic to bring about the change desired.  Common sense���������in a rare degree���������is wanted,  though. The key will be found in continuance  of the cooperative and patriotic spirit that we  proved ourselves to possess during the war.  If bloated indolence were fame,  And pompous ease our noblest aim,  The orb that regulates the day  Would ne'er from Aries' mansion stray.  Last week's issue of our local contemporary  was a disappointment to us. We had expected  see some light shed on a couple of subjects in  which we and our readers are interested.   In-  etead, .the paper confined itself to a  general  tirade against''knockers" and "knockers," that  may  have applied  either to some one in this  neighborhood or to a man in Timbucto.    This  is. the  gossamer  shield   behind   which every  crossroads scribbler who imagines that the,acquisition   of a few slang words and phrases  entitles him to occupy an editorial Chair takes  refuge when driven to the last ditch. It'is the  protection   sought by the get-rich-quick milk  burglars who rob babies of their food by selling worthless stock to women   and   children;  behind   this   flimsy  shield  the men  who rob  working   men   and   working   women of their  'hard earned   money   by   peddling   "wildcat''  mining stock live in  luxury, and  idleness;  it  is the shelter  under which fraudulent promoters, public grafters and smooth   fakers operate.    To expose these parasites on society  is  the legitimate function of' the newspaper.   It  is, in fact, its duty, and  The   Sun   has   never  shrunk from the performance of this duty.   In  doing so we have, of course,   made  enemies.  But we are proud of onr record in this partic-  u'ar  field   of our, activities.   Some of those  whom  we  have   had occasion to attack have  since served time, while othc-s  are  fugitives  from justice.    This does not  look   much like  "knocking" (whatever the  word  may mean).  It  nrght  be  added that  it  is impossible to  "knock" a legitimate  enterprise.    To  attack  it only advertises it.   Proof of this  assertion  is not lacking.    If The Sun had  a penny for  every time it has been "knocked" the proprietor would nowbe a millionaire.  f:  z:%  es o  es  fulfilled their mission when vision was improved. Tod iy  they are required to improve vision and also to- conserve  nervous energy, the waste'of which shows itself in headache, ���������-.inflamed eyes and lids, or in any other kind of nervous reflex, formerly attributed to other causes. It is  highly important that you have your eyes properly fitted.  Call and see us and we will give expert advice. ���������  JEWELER AND OPTICIAN  GRAND FORKS, B. C.  J  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  ������  cTVtiller C8b> Gardner  Complete Home Furnishers  You can not reach The Sun's  numerous readers except through  its advertising columns.  Job Printing at The Sun office at  practically the same prices as before  the big war started;  DON'T HESITATE!  PHONE 101R  FORFINE PRINTING  We confess that we are beginning to get  somewhat peeved' over the persistent efforts  being made in certain quarters to misinterpret The Sun's attitude on the Doukhobor  question. Some of these detractors we can  afford to treat charitably, because we know  that their knowledge of English is limited:  but there is another element which is knowingly circulating false and malicious reports  regarding our stand in the matte.i. These we  intend to look after later on. Every statement  we have made on the subject we are prepared  to adhere to. All we have asked for is justice  for the members of the colony. They would  not have got it if tertain men in this town had  had their way.  sten.  It is essential that the people should know  A Toronto public school teacher was attempting to explain to a class of very small  children the splendid investment they could  make of their savings by purchasing thrift  stamps, telling them in simple language what  was meant by interest and per cent. One lad  who had appeared verymueh interested,waved  his hand violently in the air and said: "My  father buys two and a half per cent."  For the work of an absolutely inspired corn-  that future prosperity hangs on the widening ipositor we are indebted to the Boston Train-  and broadening of trade���������trade in all lines, | script���������"Tlie doctor felt the patient's purse  airrioulturc,   mining,   fishery.   1 ' '' 7       T  '    '  m mooring  and an;; declared there was no h  ope.  SYNOPSIS   OF  LAND ACT AMENDMENT  Pre-emption now confined to surveyed  lands only.  Records will be granted covering only  land suitable for agricultural purposes  and which is non-timber land.  Partnership pre-emptions abolished,  but parties of not more than four may  arrange for adjacent pre-emptions, with  joint residence, but each.making necessary improvements on respective claims.  Pre-emptors must occupy claims for  five years and make improvements to  value of $10 per acre, including clearing  and cultivation of at least 5 acres, before receiving  Crown Grant.  Where pre-emptor in occupation not  less than 3 years, and has made propor-"  tionate 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 yeara, with improvements of  $10 per acre, including 5 acres cleared  and cultivated, and residence of at  least 2 years.  Pre-emptor holding Crown Grant may  record another pre-emption, if he requires land rn conjunction with his  farm, without actual occupation, provided statutory Improvements made and  residence maintained on Crown granted  land.  TJnsurveycd areas, not exceeding 20  acres, may be leased as homesites;  title to be obtained after\fulfllling residential and improvement conditions.  For grazing and industrial purposes,  areas exceeding: 640 acres may be leased  by one, person or company.  PRE-EMPTORS' FREE GRANTS ACT.  The scope of this Act is enlarged to  Include all persons joining and serving  with His Majesty's Forces. The time  within which tho heirs or devisees of a  deceased pre-emptor may apply for  title under this Act is extended from  one vear from the death of such person,  as formerly, until one year after the  conclusion of the present war. This  privilege is also made retroactive.  TOWNSITE PROPERTY ALLOTMENT  ACT.  Provision is made for the grant *o  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 the sale price of  the whole parcel. Twojor 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 application for a proportionate allotment, an allotment of land  of equal value selected from availablo  Crown lands In the locality may be  made. These allotments are conditional  upon payment of all taxes duo 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. Tho time for making application for these allotments is limited to  tho 1st day of May, 1919. Any application made after this date will not bet  considered. These allotments apply to  town lots and lands of the Crown sold  at public auction.  For information apply to any Provincial  Government Agent or to  G. R. NADEN,  Deputy Minister of r.ands,  Victoria. 13. a  is  Intinj  nPHE 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.  New Type  ���������Latest Styled S  Faces  Columbia Avenue and  Lake Street  TELEPHONE  K101 i>  THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.  SItort Stories  It is a strange thing that some of  tbe greatest comedians-are, at times,  subject to fits of extreme melancholy  One of the most famous doctors in  Pans was once visited by a man  who was a total stranger tohim,and  who came to him for advice as to  the fits of extreme depression of  spirits to which he was subject. The  doctor mentioned several remedies,  all of which the stranger had already  tried "Then," said he, "as a last  resort I advise you go every day for  a few weeks to watch the antics and  listen to the wit of the famous clown,  Biencoleli." "I see that my case is  hopeless," said the stranger. "I am  Biencoleli."  ing to obtain a knowledge of English out of a tourist's handbook,  went to the city hall in an American  city recently, with the chief object of  seeing the mayor oh some business.  On entering he interrogated one of  the officials as follows: "May I see  him?" "See whom?" asked the  official. "Why, what you call him,  de���������de���������horse's vife," replied the  Frenchman, and he was conducted  to the mayor's office.  A Frenchman, who had  recently  come to America, and who was try.  Avery slovenly and lazy woman  once took a sick child to the celebrated Dr. Abernethy for treatment.  The doctor examined the child and  then gave.her written instructions,  which she read. "But, doctor," she  said, "that^yM-ld just be giving the  childabatrini, "It is open to that  objection," '__*!-.'the doctor, "but I  advise you to try it."  Don't   Bang  Your  ���������������������������Receiver       ���������  Banging the receiver on the hook in the  midst of the other person's genial "goodbye" is" like slamming the door on a departing guest. Don't think he fails to  hear its clatter or misunderstand its significance.  The teiephone is a delicate instrument;  otherwise it would not register the human  voice. It merits careful handling; thereon  largely depends its satisfactory working.  And, just as important to the user, the  all-important impressions which he makes  by telephoning���������whether in or out of  business hours���������depend in great measure  on the consideration he shows other people, up to the last faint click that should  end the connection.  CLEVELAND  RED BIRD  and  Cycling is easy when you ride a Cleveland or a Red Bird  Bicycle, the wheels that run smoothl y year after 0C7 Efl  year.    Price      UUllvU  Let me explain to you my easy sale plan on terms.  First class repair work done in  Blacksmithing,  Brazing,   Aluminum  Soldering, Oxy-Acetylene Welding,   Woodwork, Etc.  MOOYBOER ^^FoIkSTX  Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Clock  Bedding Out and  Vegetable Plants  Now Ready  FRACHE BROS., LIMITED  Grand Forks Transfer Company  DAVIS 8 HANSEN, Proprietors  City Baggage and General Transfer  Goal and Wood For Sale  Office at R. F. Petrie's Store  Phene 64  24TH OF  CEEEBRATIO  An Attractive Program of  Athletic Sports, Baseball and Horse Races  Has Been Prepared  The program committee of tbe  celebration to be in this city on the  _4th of May under the auspices of  the Grand Forks Volunteer Fire Department announces the following  events and prizes:  Athletic sports at 10 o'clock in  the morning on Bridge street���������  Boys' race, under 8 years, 50  yards; first prize 75c, second prize  50c.  Girls' race, under 8 years,50 yards;  first 75c, Becond 50c.  Boys' sack race, 25. yards; first  75c, second 50c.  Boys' race, under 12 years, 50  yards; first 75c, second 50c.  Girls' race, under 12 years, 50  yards; first 75c,- second 50c.  Boys' three-legged race, 50 yards;  first $1.00; second 50c.  Boys under 15 years, 100 Jyards;  first $2.00, second ������1.00.  Girls' race, under 16 years, 75  yards; first $1.00, second 75c.  Boys' long-distance , race, under  15 years, three times around block:  first $2.00, second $1.00.  School boys' bicycle race; first  $2.00, second $1.00.  Boys' relay race, under 15 years,  three times around block; first $3.00,  second 82.00.  Afternoon at Fair Grounds:  Baseball, first prize $75.00, second  prize S35. - ,  Pony race; one-fourth mile, 14"  hand and under; first $5.00, second  $3.00.  .   tree for-all     pony   race,    three  eighths mile; first $10, second $5  Freeforall running, five eighths  mile; first $25, second $10.  Men's 100 yard dasb; first $7.50,  second $5.  Local pony race, one-fourth mile;  first $6, second $4, third $2 50.  Cowboy race, 300 yards, 2 turns:  first $5, second $2.  Slow horse race, one half mile;  first $2, second $1.  Consolation rece, three eighths  mile; first $10, second $5  Relay race, 18 under, one half  mile; first $6, second $4.  Longdistonce race, 18 under, one  mile; first $5, second $3, third $2.  High jump, 17 under; first $3,  second $o.  Broad jump, 17 under; first $2,  second 81.  100 yard dash, 17 under; first $2,  second 81.  The races will start at 1:30 p.m.  sharp. The Republic brass band will  furnish the music for the occasion.  A firemen's ball in the evening will  wind up the celebration.  LEMONS'WHITENAND  BEAUTIFY THE SKIN  Make this beauty  lotion cheaply for  your face, neck, arms and hands.  , At the cost of a small jar of ordinary  cold cream one can prepare a full quarter pint of the most wonderful lemon  .kin Boftener and complexion beautifier,  by squeezing the juice of two fresh lemons into a bottle containing three ounces  of orchard white.   Care should be taken  to strain the juice through a fine cloth,  i so no lemon pulp gets in, then this lo-  ' tion will keep fresh for months.   Every  ; woman knows that lemon juice is used  to bleach and remove such blemishes as  freckles,   sallowness   and   tan   and   is  the   ideal   akin   softener,  whitencr  and  , beautifier.  I Just try it! Get three ounces of  orchard 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 handB. It it  marvelous to smoothen rou_h. rod hands.  IT'S THE STEADY  ADVERTISING  That Brings  the Steady  Trade to  Yon  Isn't the news of your  store something like the  news of the whole city?  There is news every week  in Grand Forks ��������� some  weeks more than others���������  but every week there is  ;newsv  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.  k$$  Tlie GRANDFORKS SUN  Readers Want to Hear  From   You   Every  Week  .i-M-Su  *._���������*_& THE   SUiS.    GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.  eral Sunday school; scholars are. to  be. confirmed by the bishop.  Mre. Frank Conyers left  Monday  to visit friends in Spokane.  ..A'lrs. Robert Campbell and her  sister, Mrs. Alexander of Moose  Jaw, are visiting friends in Nelson  this week.  Mrs Jeff  Davis  went  to  Nelson  on Wednesday.  I  jiMjple  Jewelry; and Silverware  . . .... Everything" that cad please and cliarni }ro'ur friend: ���������  ,        ]' Before going elsewhere, give as a call and inspect j  OUl' Stock-  Harry Binion and  Stanley  Davis  visited Paoenix on Wednesday.   '  "ECESSITY may some time-compel you to surrender your investment in War Savings  Stamps, but should this happen you get all your  money back, with a good rate of interest in addition  for the time in which you have lent it to the  Government.  Sixteen 25-cent Thrift .Stamps  will buy a-$4.00 War Sav:���������~s  ���������< Stamp   worth   $5.G0   in   1524.  NATION AX,   WAR   SAVINGS   COMMITTEE  ������������������.���������������������������(British   Columhin  Division)  Vancouver, B.C.  Stanley Davis took tbe body of  Mr. Shuster. who died al the Or rand  Forks hospital on Wednesday, to  ���������Rock Creek yesterday.  Charles V. Meggitt  was   brought  before   Magistrate   Neil    McCallum  this week'  in  the   provincial police  court charged with allowing an  aui  mal to ro run   at  large against   the  j Animals Act.    He wad fined So and  'costs.  ���������  "Quality Jewellers" "��������� :'.  Bridge Street,. - Next; Boor B. C.; Telephone Office  Fine Watch'Repairmg a Specialty  a*  _S__I^_--5-_5_^__SSgS_3S_^SS__?___3;^  ivliu_ .^_������__;&:4.-:&.V-"_' ���������jSS*'  All free miner's certificates expire  on tbe :31st of May.  The Great. Northern ore train  made us la.t trip to Phoenix last  Friday. In future all the ore from  in������ Urauhy mine will be iiaultd  by the CP.il.  w^  ri&  News of the City  The Great Northern local freight,  between this city and Marcus is to  discontinued; and in future it will  run from Marcus through to 0ro  ville. There have been s-mie rumors  in circulation this week of a discon  tinuance of the passenger train nn  ihe Phonnix branch.'hut up to the  present time the teprirts- have not.  been confirmed.'-  Harrigan, too, was taken clown with  that malady, and is not yet well  enough to return to her home in  this city.  C. K Harrignn returned from  Rock Creek Monday'. . Mr Hurrigan  and wife went to Rock Crpek two  wet-4t������ fl;."i to look 'ifter >hp KpIsp'.  ffimilv, who ivfrf ill with   influenza  Miss Bertha Hurry, of Creston,  teacher at the Kettle Valley school,  returned to that pi act on Tuesday  after a week's stay at the Grand  Forks hospital with influenza.  A. ii. JBieen, of Nelson, .formerly  manager for P. Burns & Co. here,  was iu the city on Wednesday.  VICTOR VICTROLAS  and VICTOR RECORDS  No correct, reproduction is  possible  without    a    perpect.. point.       Use  Tungs- Tone   Styli    Needles.    200  playings  without  change.    Package  10 cents  j  GC. Brown and sister returned  on Saturday from a week's -visit to  Vancouver.  Commencing on June 1, the C.  P. R -will, run a daily passenger  train ....between Grand Forks and  Phoenix. It. will'leave this city at  8:30 a m.  H. WEBER, Manager  Grand Forks, B. C.  George   O'Keefe  died   on Saturday  last. Tbe funeral was held on   Mon  day from Cooper's undertaking par  lors.  BOOT   REPAIRING  Capt. Wm. Frakes returned on  Saturday from a mouth's stay in  Mayo liro-.'s hospital at Rocheeter,  Minn. Fie is now recovering from  a painful surgical operation.  Dad Oclell came in from this  ranch at Christina lake on Tuesday  for a few days'stay in Grand Forks.  On Sunrlav morning, the ISth.  [ confirmation services will he held in  They are now surlficiently recovered Holy Trinity church, conducted by  to be able to be around again.   Mrs.   the Rev. Bishop of Kootenay.   Sev |    The   baby   son  of Mr. and Mr  Ben Johnson, of Cascade, was a  visitor in the city ou Monday and  Tuesday.  "I am pleased that you write  sanely and in a Christian spirit on  tbe Doukhobor question, in contrast  with the Gazette," writes a Victoria  patron in ordering extra copies of  The Sun. This is only a sample of  numerous letters of a similar nature  that we are now daily rsceiving.  TAIvb:   your  repairs ��������� to   Armson, sboe^re  I    pairer.     Tho   Hub.    Look  for  tho  Hi-  Boot.  Yale  Barber  Shop  ���������'Razor Honing- a Specialty^  f������g-_g-Bg3__g_M_- aw /.a_a_-B_g-  H5S  ���������       -  kSgjgjiliilS*_^S__igl^  ll  LIFT CORNS OR  '    CALLUSES OFF  Doesn't hurt!    Lift any corn or  ���������  callus off with fingers  P. A. Z. PARE/ Proprietor  Yalk Hotel, First Streskt  GENERAL TRANSFER BUSINESS  AND DEALER IN  AND  gggtfp  But One Quarter of a Century Ago Dunlop  Tires Were in Tlie Lopd For Quality and Sales.  _-���������������������������-anilii _i   wm iimr-ir   ���������---���������������-r_������_.-,-. --������-_.--���������.--...��������� ,    , i n 11 11 fiw i iimM nfewi i hi i mi i h j h m  A continuous leadership, from the verj) beginning of  an industry?���������"Where can you duplicate such a record?  "It's  either a 'Dssnlop' or   an Imitation!*'  LOP   TIRE &  RUBBER   GOODS  CO., LIMITED  Head Office and Factories:  ���������  _ TORONTO  k____  JUlSa  Don't suffer! A tiny bottle of  Freezono costs but- a few cents at any  drug store. Apply a few drops on the  corns, calluses and "hard skin" on bottom of feet, then lift them off.  When Freezone removes corns from tho  toes or calluses from the bottom of feet,  the skin beneath 13 left pink and healthy  and   never   sore,   tender   or   irritated.  Office!  F. Downey's Cigar-Sture  First Street  War  "hrift.  Savings   Stamps    Promote  AT YOUR  SERVICE  Modern Rigs  and Good  Horses at All Hours  at  the  Model Livery Barn  M. H. Burns, Prop.  Phone 68 Second Street  I>HI������AKTMKNT OF LANDS  NOTICE  sr'  !\v. 4  M_saasw_tt������_38z_a������������_5_i_--_j__^            i_.vu-(inrs-.-.~r-:iw^rrA  APPLICATIONS  FOK  tJKAZING   LANDS  UNDKK <iHAZING ACT, li)I!)  4 IM'LICATIONS for permits to Rrnzc livo-  ���������'*��������� stock on the Crown ranpre within each  <>'uzlnt,' District of the Province of Hrltish  Columbia, as ostablishud tiy Ordcr-in-Couricil,  dated the KMh of April, 1019, und published in  tho British Columbia Gazette on April 17th,  1910, must he ii led with tho Distribt Foresters  lit Criinhronk, Kurt Georpo, Knmloops,Nelson,  Prince Kuport, Vancouver and Vernon, or  with tho Commissioner of (Jriizlnp, Department of Lands,Parliament HiiIlriihgH,Victoria,  Ii. C, on or before Julv 1st, 1010.  liliuik forms upon which tosiilnnit applications may he obtained from tlie Dii-trict Kor-  esters at tlie above-named places or from the  Department ol Lands, Victoria,  U.C.  <i. 14. NADKN",  O-pnt.v Minister of Lands.  DopMi'lmciit of {.>.:������������������'���������  ,  Vic.'oila, V-. C,  1 Itli April, 1010. I  AND PICTURE FRAMING  Furniture   Made   to Order.  Also "Repairing of all Kinds."  U])holst_rin������f  Neatly   Done  11 G. MoGUTCHEON  WIMNIPliG AVSK0F

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