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 The knock under the hood indicates carbon; the one from the back seat indicates bone
Arthur M. Boutilier
Member for tlie new riding of Vegrc-
vi?i«. Alberta, was burn in Halifax in
1880, und is a real "Bluenose" of
mixed English und French ancestry.
Ho went west us a young mun and
settled on a farm thirty miles nortli of
Vegreville before Alberta was a prov
itioe. For many years Mr. Boutilier
wus ii Conservative, but for the past
five years has been head of tiie local
brunch of tbe United Farmers of
Alberta, and represents tbe farmers
in the Dominion house.
"Toll me what you Know Is tru#'
I canfcueu •■ well an you."C
Premier Oliver Reveals
Government's Polioy on
Pacific Great Eastern
Victoria, December 15.—
The aid of the British govean-
ment, the Canadian government and the government of
Alberta will be sought by the
provincial government of Brit
ish Columbia immediately in
a definite effort to solve the
Pacfic Great Eastern railway
problem, Premier Oliver announced in the legislature today when he brought down
the long expected railway
In brief, tbe government's
legislation sets aside huge
tracts of land to aid in the
disposal ofthe Pacific Great
Eastern or to assist in increasing its revenue if a sale of the
line proves impossible, and to
bring about the completion
of the line into the Peace
River country.
The legislature would have
to be consulted before the
line could be sold under any
condition, *.he premier stated.
For the purpose of the new
railway policy, the Pacific
Groat Eastern is divided into
two main sections, one from
Vancouver to Prince George
and the other from Prince
G 'o.ige to the eastern boun
dary of the province in the
Peace River valley.
The legislation provides for
a grant of public lands to the
Pacific Great Eastern Railway company to the extent
of 20,000 acres of each mile
of road.
Three K-Atementl stood out bold
ly in the declaration of policy ut
tered by Premier Oliver.
1. It '.a the policy of tbe govern
ment to maintain the road. Tbe
idea of ab ndoouient could never
be entertained. It would bave a
disastrous effect on tbe credit of tbe
province to advertise tbat tbe govn
ejnment is prepajed lo abandon an
asset, on wbicb it baa a liability of
2 Tha proposed legislation pro.
viding grants of land to tbe Pacilic
Great Eastern Railway company up
to 20,000 acrea a mile is witb tbe
hope of enlisting either of tbe two
great transcontinental railways, tbe
Canadian Pacific and the Canadian
National or soms otber private enterprise to take over the line.
In working out this policy tbe
government contemplates seeking
tbe assistance of (be government of
Alberta, of tbe Dominion and of
Qreat Britain in connection witb an
extensive colo ization policy of the
Peace River district.
3. Failing to secure an agreement
whereby somebody will take the
line off tbe government's hands on
terms that can be justified to the
people, the government it- prepared
to come to the house next session
witb legislation to complete construction of the railway at least to
Vancouver and PrinceGeorge.
Tbere was a general desire on tbe
part of the province to be relieved of
of some portion of the burden of
Carrying tbe Paciflo Great Eastern,
if possible, said Mr. Oliver.
Tbe land grant policy was a step
in a direction wbich tbe government
bad been looking ior some time.
No progress had been made in inducing the C nadiau Pacific or the
Canadian National to take over the
line, but with tbese tracts of land,
the government would bave some,
thing definite to lay before tbe two
big railways
of information of per'ons doiug
kimnge to property, either owned by
the city or by private iddividuals.
Austen Chamberlain
She moving spirit in the Locarno
conference, who was given the highest
honor tho king can bestow, the Order
of the Garter. Only twice previously
in history has this high honor been
bestowed upou a commoner;
Shipment of s ime 40,000 tons of
ore from the dumps of the old
Brooklyns-Jdabo, mines io Pboenix
oamp, formerly operated b, tbe
Dominion Copper company, is a
probability of tbe early future.
Robeit Porsbaw bas secured a lease
aod after careful sampling nnd tbe
securing of assays sees tbe possibility
of a substantial margin by careful
operation. Mr Forshaw secured an
attractive smelter figur from the
Consolidated Mining it Smelting
company, hut it is said that tbe
prices huve more recently been
changed, li. H Shelled)', engineer
for the Consolidated company, bus
lately been making a careful inepec
tion snd simpbljng of tbe Brooklyn.
It is about fifteen years since the
last fhipmeiitB wete made from tbe
Brooklyn. At that lime the ore ran
sbout5 per cent copper and about
82 in gold and silver.
Circuit in Waterworks
System Supplying West
Grand Forks With Water
Has Been Completed
I'he regular meeting of the city
council was held in the council
ohitmber on Monday evening, Iho
mayor and all tbe aldermen being
A letter from tbe Royal Financial
Corporetion in reftrence to temporary loans war ordered filed.
An offer by J. A. Harris of $70
for tbe old Taylor bouse at the bead
of Bridge street was accepted
Aa offer of 1100 for lots 1,5 aod
6, in block 11, plan 52, was accepted.
The old building on lot 5, block
20, plan 62, together witb two old
shacks on an adjoining lot, were
donated to Jobn Kortes, who lost
bis bome by fire last week, on condition tbat he would leave tbe lots
free of debris.
The citv clerk was instructed to
secure tbe necessary survey an.d
plans for tbe registration of a portion of block 17, plan 23, wbicb has
reverted to tbe city.
Tbe treasurer was instructed to
continue payment of phone service
to tbe police magistrate's home.
Dr. C. M Kingston, oo behalf of
tbe Qrand Forks hospital, submitted
a statement of receipts and disburse'
ments in connection with tbe hospital for eleven months of 1925, vbicb
showed a deficit of about $1300,
aod be asked for financial assistance
in the way ot a grant from, tbe cily.
Tbe matter was laid over for futher
Tbe water and ligbt committee
reported tbe completion of tbe watar
main on Riverside avenue, completing tbe circuit supplying West
Grand Forks with water. Some
1800 feet of 4-incb steel pipe and
150 feet of 1 inch pipe had been
installed at a cost of about $900,
Tbe committee also reported tbat
the Mill creek flume was supplying
considerable water to the city at
Tbe board of works reported tbat
some person bad broken into some
of tbe buildings at the smelter site
aud tbat he had had the doors and
windows baricaded. Tbe council
approved of the suggestion that a
reward be offered for tbe supplying
The following is tbe minimum
and maximum temperature for eacb
day during the past week, as recorded by tbe government thermometer on E. F. Law's ranch:
Max.    Min.
Dec 11—Frida.y  36 31
12—Saturday   39 32
13—Sunday  45        32
14—Monday  34 31
15—Tuesday    34 30
16—Wednesday  36 31
17—Thursday  39 32
Rainfall 50
Cana-lian Pacif" Railway gross
earnings for the month of October
were $19,661).!88 ',**, an increase of
$216847.93 over the sum for the
corresponding period of 1924. Net
profits werp $7,444,027.08 or an increase of $421,849.85 over $7,022,-
177.23 for October 1924. Net pro-
fits for the ten months ending Oc
tober 31 were S29.07i),!MD.01 an increase of $1,611,889.52 over the sum
of $27,468,059.49 for the same period of 1924.
According to advices from a reliable source, conditions in the West
have shown consistent improvement
this year. The crop has been gathered, threshing is finished, and tlr*
grain has been stored in elevators.
With the Bstour.din-j-lj* rapid de-
L.-pri!ch of wheat, money i* stetjdlly
cr iiin-i' in to fanners, giving therm
an opportunity lo clear oi'f debts
and leaving them enough to extern!
their  purchases.
The first Christmas holiday special over the Canadian Pacific Railway bearing three hundred happy
Westerners bound for the Old Country arrived at St. John, N.B. in time
to connect with the Canadian Pacific
liner Montrose which will land them
in Great Britain in time for the
Christmas holidays. The special,
travelling as the second section of
the Imperial Limited, was composed
of eight sleepers, one from Edmonton, Calgary, Moose Jaw, Kerrobert,
Sask., Shaunavon, Sask., and two
from Winnipeg.
Exceeding anything before shown
ln the Dominion of Canada and in
the world, figures of marketing of
all grains and of car loadings in the
month of November furnish a double record for Canadian Pacific Railway western lines, for Canada and
for the world. Marketing of all
grains totalled 69,310,780 bushels
and oar'loadings were 39,522 cars
For figures even distantly approach
ing the above, the statistician musu
go baek to November 1M8, whan
67,608,000 bushels of all grains were
market*** am. 86,170 ean war*
loaded. '
G. B. Gordon of Penticton
Gets the Post—WasSec-
retary to BaronShaugh-
A circular issued by'D. C. Cole'
man, president of tbe Kettle Valley
Riilway company, announces tbe
appointment of C. B. Gordon as
c inptroller. This position waa for*
merly beld by O. E. Fi.-ber, wbo
h«° been given additional duties in
traffic department.
Mi. Gordon will soon be. able lo
qualify as a Penticton old-timer,
having gone to tbat town fifteen
years ago when the first Kettle Val
ley office was open-d io temporary
quarters oo tbe lakeehoie, about
where the Occidental Fruit company
warehouse now stands.
Prior to bis appointment as treasurer of tbe Kettle Valley Railway
company in 1910, Mr. Gordon was
for five years secretary to the late
Baron Shaughnessy, former presi
dent of the Canadian Pacfic Railway
company.   -
The following luotatioos have
beeo receive! by cable to tbe Dominion department of agriculture
from theCanadian fiuit trade corns-
missioner iu England:
Glasgow, Dec. 13 —On ariojBald.
win, fancy, $2.18 to 12.30; C, $2.18
to $2.66; Spy, fuocy, $2.36 to 14.42;
Ontario, extia fancy,$l,69 lo $2.06;
. la cy, $1.86.
Hamburg, Dec. 14—British Co
lumbiaapples. ex. S.S. Dei-tcbland,
Novian.   Jonathan,   extra    fancy,
$2.66 to $3 63; faocy,$2.66 to $3.39;
Grimes Golden, fancy, $2,90.
London, Dec. 15.—ex. S.S. Seo
tian. Cox Orange, extra fancy,
$3.83; fancy, $3.39; Washington
Jonathans, extra fancy, $3 39 to
$3 63; fancy, $3.03; C, $2.66; Spitzenberg, extra fancy, $3.15;'fancy,
$2 90; Newtown* Pippin,extra fancy,
$3.63 to $3.87; fancy,$2.90 to $3 63
C, $3.15 to $3.39. Market slow.
Pound quoted at $4.84.
All pries are for Wednesday and
are wholesale, unless otherwise
quoted, for stock of good merchants,
able quality and condition.
It   takes
5000   bees  to  sveigh a
A  wise man  does his duty; a foo|
does his friends—and loss*" thorn.
Th.)  bnes are  nut taking a sun-
bath today, December 18.    Bees   re
go id judges of fine weather,
H. W: Gregory, of Greenwood,
goenl a couple of days in tba city
tbis week.
For those tbat like to put it down
in black and white—money spent
on a good Ilolstein is a good investment.
Some men bave oo fixed price,
but prooceed to sell out to tbe
highest bidder.
ARRIVAL in Western Canada of
the new Canadian National
Railways oil-electric car on an endurance run from Montreal to
Vancouver under its own power,
and its subsequent return to Edmonton where it was placed in
service on the Edmonton-Vermilion
run, replacing a mixed train service, lias created much interest
among railway men and the travelling public generally.      The new
car, shown above, carries approximately 60 passengers, in addition
to baggage and express, and made
a record run to Vancouver. Other
cars of similar type, and also of an
articulated type; carrying 120 passengers, have been placed in service in Eastern Canada, where
they are giving excellent service
at reduced operating cost. More
cars are now being built and others
are to be sent to the west for
branch-line service. The car operates on electricity, generated by
a fuel oil engine of airplane type,
and the working out of this method
of traction by Canadian National
engineers gives promise of great
reduction in fuel and operating
costs. Eaeh of these cars is capable of handling a trailer whan
Capt. Roy Brown
Famous Canadian flying man, wn0
during the war brought down Baron
Richthofen, the German ace, whose
body was recently taken to Germany
for burial. An alleged Gar-Ban spy is
now telling a ridiculous story that
Canadian troops shet the baron after
he had landed. The spy claims to
have heard the story in confidence
from officers in Edmonton while be
was masqutiading as an Arabian rug
Accident on Columbia
FlatsResults in Injuries
to Persons and Wreck of
Two Vehicles
A disastrous automobile accident, in wbich two 'persons
were more or less injured, an
automobile and wagon wreck
ed, and two horses severely
cut up, one so badly that it
had to be shot later, occurred
on the Columbia flat last Fri-
day evening.
Harry Coleman was coming
down town in his car, and on
meeting another car he turned
out to let it pass. In swinging back unto the road he
ran into a team following the
automobile-. The wagon was
occupied by Tom Savinkoff,
a Doukhobor, and his wife,
who were on their way homa
from the city. The impact of
the collision was so great that
the horses were forced into
the eab of Coleman's car, and
one of them had to be shot
later owing to the severe injuries he received. The wagon
tongue grazed Coleman's side,
but he escaped with a bad
shaking up aud a few minor
scratches. Savinoff was thrown
olear of the wreck aud was uninjured. Hie wife was not so fortunate, aud she received severe injuries
both to hur breast and to her lower
limbs. Both vehicles were completely wrecked.
Chief Docksteader at once Bervtd
papers on tbe drivers of both vehicles to appear in police court. The
charge laid against -Savinkoff wes
drivnig a vehicle after dark without
a ligbt.
At tbe trial of Coleman yesterday
afternoon before Magistrate McCain
lum, a line of $50 was imposed lor
driving to tbe common dang r. C.
F. R. Pincott appeared for the defendant.
Savinoff's case came up in tbe police court tbis morning. He was
fined $5 fur not having a light on
hi- rig after dark.
4 Acfivitics on Wallace moudtain
are forging ahead. The Federal
Mining & Smelting company, which
recently optioued the Sally group,
are prosecuting ao extensive scheme
of tunnel development with the object of proving up the property,
work being under tbe direction of
Superiniendent S H. Davis. Last
week '50 tons of ore were shipped to
tbe Trail unrielter, which makes a
total of 687 tons shipped this year
3te (Srattb Jfnrka Bun
artists. In some parts of the reef, which forms
a crescent near the mountain peak, the snow
is drifted 101 feet high.
si-subscription rates—payable in advance A complete copy of the Bible  on  a single
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) $1.00  8trjp   0f   paper   has been made by a Japanese
One Year (in the United States)    1.50   ,,..... tx    .       r t-    t -ru
Addretr •-■• -cationsto Christian missionary, Doctor Isbizuka.    Ine
jThb Gbamd Forks Suh paper scroll is about 110 inches long and 30
Phome 10" °HAm FoRK8> B c* inches broad. The strip can b  read, but only
with the aid of a magnifying glass. The text is
in Japanese, more than one million characters
covering the scroll. It required four years and
three months to complete. At its completion
Doctor Ishizuka fell into a long swoon.
A revived spirit of community cooperation
seems to be pervading the towns and cities of
this condtry.   The purpose may differ from
that of old, but the results are much the same.
Every community from the smallest   rural
settlement to   the largest city appears bent
upon outdoing others in this community cooperation.   Every available excuse for con-
certed action is pounced upon and  made the
most of.   Before the war the old-fashioned
town bad almost disappeared.   In most towns
and cities they lived in memory only.   People
were regretting the passing of the Old  Home
Week, the once popular Harvest festivals and
others of the old-fashioned vehicles for com •
munity fun-making. Since the war there has
been an unmistakable reversion to the old order of community activity. All over the|nation
towns and cities are planning town  .reunions,
old-home   weeks, holiday celebrations, community picnics and  many  otber community
demonstrations. It can even be'said that the
present is outdoing the past at the latter's
own game.   Many explanations may be advanced for this resurrection of the community
spirit. One, and perhaps the most accurate, is
the use to which community cooperation  was
put during thi war in   support   of national
movements and the extent to which community cooperation was organized. Another is the
growth ofjthe community advertising plan.
Everywhere towns and cities are outdoing big
business in   all forms of advertising.   It is
commonly remarked that every town in Canada is engaged in the business of putting its
name on the map. Many community activities
-ire   sponsored   by   merchants   and business
organizations to attract suburban trade. There
is still a third cause for the return of the
community spirit, and tnat is a new desire on
ibe part of the millions who >ue seeking the ir
rirtunes away from home to revisit the  old
liome town with their fellow wanderers.
A seven passenger twin-engine
flying boat, which it is said will
revolutionize the aerial fire-fighting
methods employed by the Govern
ment protective patrols, is h'*!*-*;
tested at the Dominion GovernriSoat
Airdrome at South Marsh, near Ottawa. If satisfactory it will bs
flown to Manitoba where it will take
on fire preventive duties in one oi
the most important forest areas.
Why isn't the man who tips the scales at
300 pounds a high-weighway.
Thare were 9000 silver black fox skins sent
from Canadian provinces last year to eastern
fur markets. The pelts averaged $10586each.
This price represented the highest price paid
for any hide of our native fur-bearers. Fisher
ran second at a price of $70 each, but only
4000 of these animals were taken.
The 1925 total of dividends paid
and declared by gold and silver mining companies in Northern Ontario
is $10,402,174, representing a gain
ef $2,013,131 over the dividend record
of 1924 and constitutes the grei-.tcst
record for Canadian precious not.nl
mining industries. From 1904 to
1926, since silver was discovered in
Cobalt in 1904 and gold found In
Porcupine and Kirkland Lake in 1909
and 1910, records show total dividends of $150,774,199 from these
fields. The aggregate profits are
now averaging $1,000,000 a month.
Real gratitude is never ashamed of humble
Tbe year 1926 is in the making aud already
promises'to make prosperity  histion.   Tbe
c luntry is at peace with uself and the world.
There is a satisfying caim in the relations be-
l ween   capital  and  labor.    Waat and nnem
ploy ment are virtually unknown.   There is
every reason why Canada should have a pros
parous New Year.   Rising stocks and an unprecedented demand for securitses promise
more money for industrial expansion during
the year and offer a guarantee of greater rail
way stability.   Business, industry   and   commerce are confident of a prosperous year.
Wheat  is bringing high prices, with happy
consequences for the farmer.   Appeals tor aid
,ire no louger heard from the agricultural areas
and yet nrban folk are not complaining about
food costs.
Burning an oil flame under water jor weeks
at a time and avoiding most of the heat loss
of an   ordinary boiler, is the feat of Oscar
Brunler, a Belgian scientist, says a Science
Service letter from Brussels.    By means of a
device similar to a carburetor, a spray of crude
oil mixed   with air is blown into the bun er
under   pressure.   Water is kept out of the
burner until it is hot and the fire   is burning
well. Then the water is allowed to rise around
tbe flame until it is submerged.   Once started
it can be kept burning for months.    All designs of boilers aro based on tbe principle of
bringing tbe flame ofthe fuel into the closest
possible   contact   witb the water in order to
avoid loss of heat.  The most efficient method
is to bave the flame directly in the water, and
this is what Brunler has succeeded in doing
His  success  is shown by his report to the
Society of Dhemical Industry.    More than
sixty different kinds of oil have been   burned,
and boilers   have worked continuously   for
months.   Tbe flame can be regulated completely by turning one wheel.    While an ordinary burner seldom gives as much as 75  per
cent of the heat, as determined by common
methods of analysis, this submerged flame has
given a heat efficiency of practically 1000  per
cent for weeks at a time.
Bettering the world record of 3,-
447,024 bushels of all grains marketed on C.P.R. western lines Thursday, November 19, A. Hatton, general superintendent transportation
of the system, has reported that
8,569,000 bushels were marketed on
Friday, November 20. From August
1 to November 20 inclusive, 148,078,-
445 bushels of all grains have been
marketed at stations adjacent to
Canadian Pacific Railway lines as
compared to 109,661,136 bushels for
the same period last year, an increase of about 36 per cent.
Wit is folly when in the keeping of  a fool.
Poems From Other Lands
Notes • Notions • Notables
Art and sentiment could hardly design or
conceive a more impressive monument than
that which is to mark the battlefield of Verdun. On a high ridge about eight miles northeast of the village is rising a long vaulted
cloister surmouutsd by a great central tower.
Within it and the terraced cemetery at the foot
of it will rest eventually the ones of three
hundred thousand French soldiers who died in
the Verdun area, and on top of the tower will
be a light that will buru perpetually. What
French boy who sees that light will ever forget the heroism that it commemorates?
We miy see all tnings come to somebody
else if we only wait long enough.
One of the few snow reefs to bu found in
all the Rocky mountain range is on "Snow
Reef Top" in Glacier National park. The
snow reef is th»-rethe year round and is much
iiiv--rj over by landscape painters and  camera
On the Vicissitudes of Life
Mortal jays, however pure,
Soon their turbid source betray-
Mortal bliss, however sure,
Soon must totter and decay.
Te who now, with footsteps keen,
Range through hope's delusive field,
Tell us what smiling scene
To your ardent grasp can yield!
Other youths have oft before
Deem'd their joys would never fade,
Till themse-ves were seen no more
Swept into oblivon's shade.
Who, with heulth and pleasure gay,
E'er his fragile state could know,
Were not age and pain to say
Man is but the child of woe?
—The Caliph Radhi Billah.
Sponsor of what is confidently expected to be the most brilliant winter season in Quebec, the Winter
Sports Club has been launched under
the patronage of the Lieutenant-
Governor of the Province, Hon. N.
Perodeau; Hon. L. A. Taschereau,
Premier of Quebec; Mayor J. Sam-
aon of Quebec, and Mayor Demers
of Levis. The major events of the
season are the International College
Ski competition on December 30;
the International Snow Shoe Con-
vention, February 6-7; and the Quebec Dog Darby, the data far which
haa not yet been fixed.
During the 96 hours from Monday,
November 9, to Thursday, November 12, the Canadian Padfle Ball-
way loaded a car ef grain every M
seconds, the total being 6,160 can.
On Wednesday 1,806 ears were loaded and on Thursday 1^18, while tha
record for the year aad fer many
yeara past was reached on Friday,
November 18, whan 1.M4 ens vara
Involving tha oaa of SH -million
tons of crushed rock, or abont 70,-
000 carloads, approximately 1,000
miles along the Canadian Pacific
Railway, Eastern Lines, have been
ballasted with rock to data. Bock
ballast iB dust-less and thare is a
very great increase in comfort for
the passenger. Rock-ballasting also
increases the strength of the track
and otherwise improves its physical
condition as to drainage and other
Soviet Russia Now Plans Bigger
Wool Production
A fins-Tien ftmily of Ihe protpirtnu lartntaa -Mtuo-il class.
The visit to the United States, at
this time, of Michael S. Pereferko-
vltah, manager of the live-stock department of Uie Sovlpt Russian government, Prof. Michel F. Ivanoff of
a Moscow agricultural university,
and N. N. Klcbnlk, official interpreter, carries with it all tbe significance of a step to progressive and
modern methods ln the new Russia.
According to these three representatives of the Soviet government,
Russia now has about 80,000,000
sheep and hundreds of millions of
head of other live Btock.
Ramboulllet rams have been purchased by tbem, not to increase tbo
number ot sheep, but to improve
quality. It is expected that a better
grade of wool will be produced by
crossing of breeds. In this connection, sheep shearing machinery was
bought to supplant the old-time hand
blades. This in itself is expected to
increase the wool crop about 1%, not
because the machine shears closer
than hand blades, but because it removes the wool evenly and in an
unbroken blanket, leaving no ridges
on the Sheep.
Russia ls anxious to enlarge its
textile business with a view to producing its own wool for manufac
turing purposes. Another committee-
from that country has been studying
textile mills in Pennsylvania aud
Admittedly, there ls great need in
Russia for farming implements as
the Russian farmer now has practically all the land he wants, but ls
unable to develop all of his ground
because of lack of farm machinery.
Another great need is dairy machinery such as milking machines,
cream separators, pastcurl.--.inf; machinery, horse and cow clipping machines and butter-making machinery.
M. Pereferkovitsh said he Intended
to buy more than 6,000 sheep, but
owing to misinformation as to the
best buying season, he arrived in thia
country too late to get all ho wished,
and so expects that next year aa
many aa twenty men will be sent to
this country to make these purchases.
Russia is doing everything possible
to Improve farming and dairying
methods. Graduates of agricultural
schools are teaching farmers and
dairymen modern methods and the
use of modern machinery.
Many things point to Russia as
one of the world's great future
sources of dairy products.
Applications for immediate purchase of Lois
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality* are invited.
Pricest«From $35.00 per lot upwards.
Terms t--Cash and approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may be seen at the
City Office.
City Clerk.
cAncient Historjr
[Taken From Twenty-Year Old Sun Files.]
The board of license commissioners granted
licenses to eight Grand Forks hotal at its
regular statutory meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Passenger trains are running from Spokane
direct to Midway on the Great Northern rail
The Great Northeru railway is now hauling
2000 tons of ore daily from the Phoenix mines
to the Granby smelter in this city.
The single line ofthe West Kootenay Power
& Light company will be completed to tha
Granby smelter in a few days.
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■*>   -"GIVE SANTA
Manitoba Bees Set out to Make a Record     |    claus a holiday
Who ever heard ol a hive ot beca that in one day
gathered no lesa than 26 pounds of honey? If anyone
doubts that the busy bee can be aa busy aa all that, refer
him to Mr. W. D. Wright who has a large and prosperous
apiary near Souris, which is in southern Manitoba on the
Canadian Pacific Railway, and if anybody doubts the
fertility of the Province of Manitoba or wonders if.the
summer auns there shine down on wide fields of glorious
bloom, let him read the following which is gathered from
tiie columns of the "Souris Plaindealer."
It waa on July 31st last that the hive of beea beside
which Mr. Wright stands in the above picture gathered
and stored the twenty-five pounds and established a
record for thia continent and perhaps for the whole
world. There was no doubt about its being true, because
the Provincial Department of Agriculture made the test.
From July 13 to August 3, the hive stood on a scale and
every evening when the bees' work was done and they had
gathered around their fireside to talk it over, the weight
of the hive was taken. The first gain was on July 14
when 1 li pounds was brought in and from that quantity
the daily take varied up to 14 and 16 pounds. But on
July 31 the bees got together and made a special effort
just to show what they could do in the way of establishing
Perhaps they had just discovered that their efforts
were being recorded Anyway we can imagine that the
night before, the queen called the crowd together, or
fierhaps only the captains of teams, and said something
ike this:—
"Now, boys, the world's got its eye on you and tomorrow's the day we go over the top. Any lad that comes
in here with less than his full load gets into trouble and
the chap or team bringing in the biggest bag gets a wax
medal with my picture on one side and his own name on
the other."
And how they worked that day! They worked all tho
other days of the season too, because the total boney
produced for the season was 4C6J^ pounds. Of course
there were two or three rainy days when they stayed
at home and did chores around the hive, and two or three
other days when it didn't rain, but they stayed home
anyway to look after the local elections or something like
that. And when it was all over no doubt the queen said
"Well, it's been a pretty good working season, I'll tell the
world," and as always is the case the Queen was right.
Having proved her superiority aa an organizer etc.,
it was natural that wider spheres of endeavour should
call to this queen, so Mr. Wright shipped her to a big
Bee firm in Alabama who are sending him another queen
now, ten of her daughters next spring and three two-
fiound packages of bees with three more of ber daughters
n command. The trade was worth $36 to the Floradale
Apiaries. The locating, capturing and caging ready for
exportation of the Wright queen was witnessed by J. W.
Breakey, M.L.A., and a representative of the Plain-
dealer. She was indeed a very fine lady Bnd was head of
an enormous population that objected pretty strenuously
to her removal, and you cannot really blame them for
Mr. Wright's Floradale Apiaries thia year produced
almost four tons of honey and he hopes that next year
Southern Manitoba and the neighborhood of Souris
in particular will again show the world something startling in the way of honey production. In the meantime
our friend the queen will continue her campaign for •
bigger and better honey crop.
There i? ni> hustne-*-- that enters
mor-* intimii'-iv iriln the lives, business and p'rivatp. Of the Canadian
people tban ihPiosfsl service
Fhe postal serxice if, in fact, the
childr-Ti's Santa Olaue al Christmas
<i the grown-up'? Santa Claus all
be vii.r round
Thin reference tn thn postal service
1*1 Smta Class hag i rmrtbular
-jg'-ifliismt** st thf present lime. We
V" ■' i'i* ihrs-sh'sld ssf another
Christtnss and in our feverish activity ti prepare for this holiday
gen-mi we urn loo ipt to fiii-get the
postal employees who nre doirg
tbeir utmost to See thst your Christ
rnif is gladeoed by lhe good wishes
lirl rpnipi'nhrancpfl 'if absent friends
rTpiIv, ttie imntn.1 workers are soling
ss v .in s i-i. Clans, nnd in fining oo
ti.- ii n«q (.|.j ivnipiil of thp hoi id ;i v
ii hruply Inst, in that.instead ff
pending Ihis "dny of days" with
'.heir fiimilip-.-, thi-y must work
hirrlur   than   usual   to   deliver tie
■ *, inn-l nf Chris inns mail whir
hns tiilpd into thp poet offlc«  at the
-I.  il|l-;U*i\
Y-ii en, mib Chrifrtma" dny a
fibi-lid iy for thp "all var round" ry
■obeying that Oft repfe'sif-'-) plneai
"Shop parly, mail p.-irly '' A. few
-Iiivm Piifjier iii nniling mpansno
Christmap rush, no tie-up of mailp,
but instead * r al "cle-in up" by
Christmas pve and a regular holiday
foi- tbe postal, service. You, the
mailing public, have in your band?
the granting of this favor. Let your
Christmas spirit manifest itself in
practical way by getting tbose Christ
mae cards and presents off earlier
than usual. Mark ihem, "D* uot
open until Christmas," if you wieb,
, but by all means mail early and give
the poetal workers a Christmas at
l.—A comfortable c-orntr of tb*
3.—Another view of tho Baggage Car.
Jl—Bitsrlor of on* of ths new Canadian Pacific Mail and Baggag* Gars.
te—This !■ where tka mail* ara aortad.
Almost every day we rely upon Hia Majesty's Postal service for the
delivery at certain hours of lettera and parcels which ara of value
bnd which would lose their value were they delivered tardily. Seldom
have we cause to coiriplain of the service rendered in exchange for our few
rents and we have come, to expect the efficient regularity of that service
regardless* of the natural or economic disturbances which affect other
services. The letter was stamped and placed in the postal bos. It must be
delivered, and with dispatch, rain or shine.
Due to the increasing use of His Majesties Mails, the Canadian Pacific
Railway has found it necessary to add to its rolling stock, twelve new Mail
and Baggage coaches. These, being up-to-date in every respect, provide
every facility for the handling of the mail, and a number of conveniences for
the clerks which the older type of cars could not boast of. The "All Steel"
cars are some of the finest used by Postal authorities in the world, and the
Company is to be congratulated, in that providing every facility for the
quick handling of postal matter, it has kept an eye to-the comfort of the
The forward end of the travelling Post Office, for snch It fs, ia Used
mainly for storage purposes. On one side, movable iron stanchions separate
the buf-i destined for the various towns en route, and on the other ls tne gas
stove, for cooking purposes, ice .water tank, lavatory, wash basin, and
clothes cupboard — innovations which are greatly commended by the clerks.
- The rear end of the mail compartment is the business end. A long
reversible table, running lengthwise, allows the clerk to face either aide ol
the car in order to sort his parcels into the bags which are supported by
folding racks, and into the boxes conveniently arranged above tne bags for
the accommodation of newspapers, and which can be quickly emptied by
tbe simple expedient of raising tha front. At tba rear end ia a table, the full
width of the car, and behind this are the hundreds of pigeon holes into "wfcU-'i
the clerk must distribute the letters for the various towns, quickly, alrcc I
automatically. At hia feet as he stands at his table, the clerk nas a tray i:.i
which the letters posted when the train is at a station, drop. These lott:ra 1* •
stamps and distributes with those put on the train at the terminal. Cora v. it'.-
which to tie the letters Into bundles is conveniently at hand, and ii some oi
the bundles contain registered mail they are placed into the pigeon hole::
at one aide, over which a wire grating is fitted and locked. EverytH'-.ir is
scrupulously clean.
The baggage and express end of the coaches is also the last word in c- r
construction. As with the mail section, the doors open in the centre of I
compartment, one half of which has a solid floor, the other half b< l.-.g f*. •■ ■:.
with fish racks. In addition to the conveniences afforded the mcll der!:**,
the baggage men bave a folding table which fits tightly against thc wi 11
when not in use, and which maybe utilized as a dinning table and — hut no!
there ls too much business to talk of cards.
The twelve new cars were designed by C. H. Temple, Chief of Motiv*
Power and Rolling Stock, Canadian Pacific Railway, and were constructed
by the'Canada Car and Foundry Company, Ltd., Montrcrl. They are
designed to carry 80 tons of express matter and 10 tons of ir-il, a tcU-1 ef
40 tons, compared with 30 tons, the capacity of the old type of coarh. Tho
Company has adhered to the six wheel truck, but heavier journals bnvo
been provided, 6 \_ by 10 in place of the 6 by 9 inches. Another fc.-.ture
of the new coaches is the diaphragm ends. Thia eliminates the danr r of
people "riding blind".
Until more are constructed, the new coaches will operate between
Montreal and Toronto, Montreal and Sault Ste. Marie, Toronto aud St.
John. N.B„ and Winnine*-. and K-lm-snUsu on Canadian Pacific Una*.
People take The Sun
because they believe
it is worth the price we
charge for it. It is
therefore reasonable to
suppose that they read
its contents, including
advertisments. This
is not -always the case
wifh newspapers that
are offered as premiums with chromos or
lottery tickets
Advertising "to help
the editor." But we do
want businessadver Ls-
ing by progressive busi-
i ess men who know
that sensible advertising brings results and
pay. If you have something to offer the public that will benefit
them and you as well,
the newspaper reaches
more people than a bill
and if you have the
goods you can do business with them
on Wednesday Night
January 6th
Election °f Officers
Community Hall
Growers Exchange Bldg
at 8, o'clock P.M.
Everybody Welcome
Clifford Brown returned from the
University of British Columbia today to spend tbe holidays witb bis
A. E. Savage bas recovered from
bis recent illness.
Word wss received in tbe city
this week that James Reeder, who
was a otelmsn in Qrand Forks
from pioneer days-down to witbin a
few years ago, had died in Seattle,
Deceased was a single man, between
60 and 70 years of age and a native
of Indiana.
An American motorist killed a
cow at Cascade last Saturday aud
crossed tbe line without paying
, It looks as if curling enthusiasts
would bave to be content with golf
during tbe holidays.
tome officer rod not direct to the
office named in the address- At thin
border customs office tbe parcels are
examined for customs duty. Owing
to tbe immense volume of business
at tbe Christmas period thore is apt
to be delay in the handling*! tbe
parcels. Furfbermore, there will
be no Christmas day delivery in
United Statee cities, and tbe public
are advised to post all Christmas
parcels for the United States in ex»
ceptionally good time.
Kenneth Campbell returned tbis
evening from the .University of
British Columbia to spend the
Christmas holidays with bis p-rents',
The public and high schools-
closed today for the Christmas vacation.
Mrs. Wm. Carter is reported
ba seriously ill.
Oordon McCallum and Elton
Woodland returned home on Wednesday irom the University of British Columbia to spend tbe holidays
with their parents.
Henry Lee, who bas been the Federal engineer in the Beaverdell camp
for about a year and .who had mucb
to do with tbe acquisition by tbem
of tbe Sally, has since secured what
is said to have been a quarter interest witb Duncan Mcintosh in tbe
Bell group, wbicb adjoins the Sally
group. It is said, however, that,tbe
services of Mr. Lee are still retained
by tbe Federal people in a cjnsulta
ing capacity. Tbe Bell shipped 47
tons laet month, making a total of
366 tons this year to date.
Christmas Parcels for
the United States
Those wbo post parcels or mer*
chandide for ths United States
sbould understand lhat these par
eels are sent by tbe Canadian post
office to a United States border cue"
All Radio Receiving Sets
MUST be Licensed
Penalty un summary  conviction  in  a  fine not exceeding (50 00.
License Fee $1.09 per annum
Licenses, valid to 31st M woli, 1926, qaiy  be obtained
from: Statt P.ist Offices, ft tin Dealers, Radio Inspectors, or fYon Ri/lio Branch, Department of Marine and
Fisheries, Ottawa.
The proceeds from license feos are mid to control broadcasting and
to iinprive broadcast i-jjeption conditions.
A.   JOHNSTON,    Deputy   Minister   of    Marine    and   Fisheries .
The Sun Presses have twice the
speed of any other presses in the
Boundary. We can save you money
on botb ioDg and sbort runs of commercial printing and give you a superior class of work.
It is as easy to suppress a flrst
desire as it is hard to satisfy tbe
desires tbat follow.
Santa Approves a
Christmas Gift
Santa Claus has been down a
great many chimneys since he started business, and he is intimately
acquainted with a large number of
people. He knows that tbe best
kinds of gifts are tbose which please
the whole family, and which bring
tbe excitement and enjoyment of
Christmas every week. That is wby
he looks so jolly wben be receivee
bunu eds of subscriptions to Tbe
Youth's Comdanion with which to
fill bis pack. And, being wise from
long experience, he knows that
people are likely to overdo things
around Christmas, so be chuckles
wben be sticks a Companio into
the top of a stocking. "Be as greedy
as you like," be thinks, "the more,
tbe better for you."
Tbe 52 issues of The Youth's
Companion for 1926 will be crowded
witb serial stories, short stories,
editorials, poetry, facts, and fun.
Just send your order to the address
below aod Santa Claus will take care
of delivering tbe paper to your
bome or to the home of a frfend.
Subscribers will receive:
The   Youth's    Companion—52
issues in 1926, aod
Tbe remaining issnes of 1925.
All for only $2.
Or, include   McCall's  Magazine,
the monthly authority on fashions
Both publications, only $2.50.
S N Dept, Boston, Mass.
Subscriptions Rec-ived at this Office
Established 1910
Real Estate and Insurance
Resident Agent Qrand Forks Towoilte
Coinpany, Limited
We have received a complete
assortment of the Classic Series
of Blank Cards, suitable for Personal Christmas Cards, Invitations, Announcements, and general society printing. They also
make Attractive Business Cards.
Farina    ^Orchards    City Property
Agents at Nelson, Calgary, Wlhulpi ir sssil
other Prnlrle poiuts.  Vanoouver Agssiu   :
Kstebllihedin lino, were in apostliim io
lurulHli reliable tnlormatlnn f-qnoer--.ing this
Write (or tree llterntiire
Christmas Groceries
We have received a fre-ih stock of goods suitable for
all your Christmas cooking and baking requirement.--.
Inspect our line of goods suited for useful Chrism.;s
Phone 25 "Service and Quality"
Hsu-minion Moaumentak Worka
fiAeh-atoa I'rswtsir s Co. Roofin-.;
Get the habit of
trading at our
Interesting Announcement
Word comes from Mo'ilrea 1 tha
tbat gieal fa tu i ly aod farm paper
The Family Herald and Weekly Star
haB been enabled lo reduce its subscription price to One Dollar a year.
This certaiuly will be interesting
news in every Canadian bome where
the Family Herald ia known and to
many who will avail themselves of
the offer. At. two Dollars a year
Tbe Family Herald and Weekly
Star was generally admitted to be
good value, in fact big value, hut
when reduced to One Dollar a year
it will certainly be the marvel of
the newspaper world.
Canada is proud of tbat great
Weekly, and has every reason to be
bo, aB it bas no superior and few
equals io tbe world today. The
publishers announce that notwithstanding the change in price evary
feature will not inly be maintained
but improvements will follow. Tbe
publishers are fortunate in being in
an linancial position to do tbia, aod
Canadian homes will bave tbe advantage. When tbe new rate ie
made known it certainly will bring
a rush of subscribers to tb Family
Herald. One Dollar is a small
amount for such a great paper.
We have exceptionally good bargains in all our
• Phone 20
IT brings the whole country for miles around within easy l-eaflh,
Have you seen the new models? They're at graceful as swallows! As
bright as now'coin! As weatherproof us a duck? Autnumbiln Steel
Bearings. Frame of English Seamless Steel Tubing. Hard Maple
Rims. Heroules Brake. Everything complete. Koal Quality. RhuI
Value. Easy Terms. We are tbe people to mount you right,
Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Cloek;
SfcipYourCream to
The Kettle Valley
Creamery Go.
Wnpav the highest price and assure
you th*: most accurate tast. Give your
local croamery your trade.
Some die   of  heart failure and
some live with head failure.
Chief of Police Docksteader is out
of town on lija holidays
SRAI.KD TKNDBKS will be reoelved by the
Distrlot Forester, Nelson, not later tban
noon on the 13rd day of December, 1920,
for ths purohase of Lioence X7644, near
Orand Porks, 11. C.,to cut 17,127 lineal feet of
Cedar Poles.
Out year will be allowed for removal of
Further particulars of the Distrlot Forester, Nelson.
Wholesale and Retail
ealer in
Havana Cigars, Pipes
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grand Forka, B. C.
THE HUB—Bring your boot
and shoe repairs to my
shop for neat and prompt
work. Look for the big
boot.—GEO.   AHMCON
Furniture Made to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kinds,
Upholstering Noatly Done
E.C, Henniger Go.
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime and Salt
Cement and Plaster
Poultry Supplies
Grand Forks, B. C.
"pHE value of well-
printed, neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has been amply
demonstrated* Consult us before going
Wedding invitations
Ball programs
Business cards
Vi;';ng cards
Sh'; ~ ing tags
Price lists
New Type
Latest Style
Colon ' Ji) Avenue and
J   lie street
Transfer Co,
City Baggage and General
Coal,  Wood and   Ice
for Sale
Offloe  at ER. F.  Petrie'a Store
Phone 64
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty"
P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
.. Yai.k Horn.,  Fikst iiikk-i
Vacant, unturvssya-ffsurveyed Crowii luiida
may be pre-empted by BrltUh subjeots o'er
18 years of age, and by aliens ou declaring
Intention to become Briti.h subjects, omidi-
tional upon residence, occupation aud Improvement for agrloullaral purposes.
Full information concerning regulations
regarding preen-utlousls given in Bulletin
No. 1, Laul Series, "How to Pre-empt baud,"
eoplcs of whioh can be obtained freoof charge
by addressing the Department of Lauds,
Viotorla, B.C., or any Qovemmcnt Agent.
Beoords will bc made covering only land
suitable for agricultural purposes, aud which
is not timberland. 1 e„ carrying over 5,000
board feet per acre weat of tne Const Itange
and 8,000 ieet per aore oast at that range.
Applications for pre-emptions are to bc
addressed to lhe .Land Commissioner of the
Land Keoordiug Division, in wbieh tho laud
applied for is situated, and are made 01s
printed forms, oopies ol con ;bo obtained
.from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for five
yearaand improvements made tu value of Hu
por acre, Including clearing and cultivating
al least avs acres, beforo a Crown (irant ean
be received.
Por more detailed Information see tlio Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
Applications aro received for purchase of
vacant aud unreserved Crown Laud., not bolna; timberland, for agricultural purposes;
minimum price of llrtt-olass (arable) land I.
IS per acre, and *eoiiud-clast (grazing) laud
lii.W per aore. Further information regard-
Ing purchase or lease of Grown lands is given
In Bulle-Jn No. 10, Land Series. "Purchase ami
Lease of Crown Lands." '
MI1J, factory, or ludustrlal sites on timber
land, not exceeding 40 acres, may be purchased or leased, on oondltlons Including
payment of stumpage.
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20 acres,
may be leased as homesltes, conditional upou
a dwelling being eseoted in the first year,
title being obtainable after residence and
improvement conditions sre fulfilled and land
haa been surveyed.
For grailng and Industrial purposes areas
not exceeding 640 aores may be leased by one
person or aoompany.
Under the Grailng Act the Provinco is
divided into graaing districts and the range
administered uuder a Oraxing Commissioner. Annual grailng permits are
iaaued based en numbers ranged, priority being given to established owners. Stock-
owners may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free, permits
are avatlablee for settler*, -tampers and
travellers op to ten head.


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