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It is the fault of the player if an upright piano is a downright
May Be Koyal Bride
Princess Astrid, the pretty niece of
the king ui Sweden, who is to visit
th« king and queen shortly. Louden
ia agog over the visit, anil expects her
en^iigmnent to the Prince of Wales
or Prince Henry almost sure to follow.
Mayor, Aldermen, School
Trustees,  Police   Com
missioner,     Re-Eleeted
by Acclamation
For the first time in the history
of Grind E irks every civic officer
wis re-elected by acclamation laet
Monday, thus saving tbe citizens
tbe expense and exertion of celt-brat
iog a g rious victory. To a large
Dumber of people the result did not
aome as a surprise, ns interest in
municipal politics has lately been
on the down grade.
The following juotaiions have
been receive J by cable to tbe Dominion department of agriculture
from theCanadian ftuit trade com*-
missioner io England:    /
(il is» iv,Jan. 11—OriUrio Bald,
win, fancy, 82.18 to 82 30; 0, 82.18
to $2 (56; Spy, funcy, 82 30 to 84.42;
Ontario, extia fancy,81.0!) to 82.00;
fa cy, $1.86.
London, Jan. II.—ex. S.S. Scotian. Cox O-uige, extra fancy,
$3 83; fancy, 83.39; Washington
Jonathans, extra fancy, 83 39 to
83 63*'fiticy, $3 03; C, $2.66; Spit,
zsnberg, extra fancy, 83 15; fancy,
12.90; Newtown Pippin,extra fancy,
$3.63 to 83.87; fincy,$2.90 to $3,03
C, $3.15 to $3.39. Market slow.
Pound quoted at $4.84.
Has Narrow Majority of 3;
Five Progressives Vote
With Conservatives; In-
d pendent and Labor
With Liberals
Ottawa..Tan. 15.—After one
ofthe most eventful weeks in
Canadian parliamentary history, the house rested today
from its labors, having* voted
confidence in the Mackenzie
King government by a ma
jority of three.
The vote came shortly after
midng-ht and   was  witnessed
by a crowd which filled  every
corner of every gallery.    The
amendment of no confidence
of   the   Conservative opposition wanted only   the  acces
siou   of a few more indepen
dent votes to defeat the   government.
The result was in doubt
until the last, and not. tor
many years has Ottawa seen
such keen interest in a parliamentary vote.
The vote by parties:
For. AK'iinst
Mineral Production in Province in
1925 Surpassed All Former Records
Liberals     0
Conservatives .. .115
Progressives     5
Independents ...    0
Labor     0
Totals 120        123
Two members of the house
did not vote, namely, Speaker
Lemieux, Liberal, and A. D.
Chaplin, Conservative, Kent,
Oont., who is sick in hospital.
Politeness has  beeu   well  defined
a- benevolence in small things.
All previous records for anunal
mineral production in the province
of British Columbia were broken in
1925, according to the prelirninrry
estimate of the yeai's production
just Hsuedjoy Hon. William Sloan,
minister of mines and | rovincial
secretary, and based upon figures
compiled by Jobn D. Galloway, provincial mineialogist
It is estimated tbat tbe total mone-*
tary v?lue of tbe mineral production
of tbe province for tbe calendar year
1925 will be approximately $61,.
This is a record output for the
mining industry of tbe prov'nce and
is a large ioareaee over tbe previous year of 1924, wbeu ag-re-
gate production was valued at $48,-
704,604. The actual increase
amounts to $12,786,896. or 26.23.
Tbe increased output is mainly due
to increased quantities of several of
tbe products of tbe industry, and
partly due to increas d metal prices.
Tbe estimated production of tbe
various metals and minerals for 1925
as compared witb tbe previons year
of 1924 is as follows:
ber  estimated)   is slightly   higher
than tbe St. Loaii*price,   the diff r
ence being approximately a quarter
pound.  By using tbe London
Gold, placer, oz.
Gold, lode, oz...
oent i ^^^^^^^^^^^^
price for the provincial zinc produc
tion, iustead of tbe St Louis price,
an increase of $254,078 is obtained
in the valuation.
The above production fable, Hon.
Mr, Sloan points out, shows that lhe
largest increase io metal production
was in lead, followed by zinc and
tben copper. The large increases in
lead and zinc production are due tf;
the increased output of tbe smelter
and refinery of the Consolidated
Mining & Smelting Company of
Canada, Ltd , at Trail, the bulk of
the production coming from the
company's Sullivan mine at Kimberley, and the remainder from tbe
treatment of customs ores and concentrates.
The increased production of cop
per is due to increase from tbe
Granby company's mine, mill and
smelter at Aoyox,and the Britannia
company's mine at Britannia Beacb,
and to tbe commencement of operations in Augusi of tbe Allenby Cop-
, 1924	
Quantity.    * Value
was produced as io tbe preceding
yesr. The mines in this district were
closed during a large part of 1924
owing to labor troubles, ard the
output was very mucb less tban
normal. Amicable arrangements
bave now been made witb labor,
lost markets bave been regained,
and the industry is now in a healthy
condition in the Crow's Nest dis
trnt. A decrease in tbe production
of coal occurred in 1925 in tbe
Nicola-Princeton district, end a vry
slight decrease iu tbe Vancouver
isiand district. Competition from
foreign crude oil is still keenly elt
by tbe Vancouver island mines.
A slightly increased output in
building materials is estimated for
1925 as compared witb tbe preceding year, owing to greater activity
in building and constructional work.
"It is interesting to note," says
tbe miuister of mines, "that tbe
mineral iudustry of British Columbia bas steadiiy increased with but
few yearly setback* Thirty years
ago, in 1895, tbe province only pro.
duced minerals to tbe value of $5,»
643,042, and even ten years ago, in
 1925 n-r,
Total«old        269,753    $5,541,285
Quantity.        Vaiue.       Increase.       Decrease
19,351 $400,000        120 7111
214,109        4,425,631       [,*'£       694904
Silver, oz     8,341,768
Lead, lbs  170,534,581
Copper, lbs   64,845,393
Zinc, Ibs  79,130,970
255,460     $4,825,631            j247
$5,292,184      7,303,755
12,415,917 236,409,000
8,442,870   71.803,000
3,266,741    97 722,000
Henry M. Spencer
Newly appointed Progressive whip
aud the first candidate selected to
represent the new Pro6rcssive move
ment when it originated in the west.
He emigrated from England in 1918
as a farm hand, and now witb his
brother owns two thousand acres
Total melliferous.
Coal  tons (2240 lbs.)     1,939,526
Cnke,   "        "     "      30,615
Building material, etc       • '
314,505 .
$46,381,908   $10,382,905
Total vaiue oj production  $45,704,304
Approximate tonnage treated, 5,750,000 tons.
31,491,600   $12,786,996
Right Hon. VV. L. M ckenzie King, Whose Government Missed Defeat Last Night by Three Votes
In ths above table the estimated
quantises of metals for 1925 are tbe
amounts of refined metals recovered
by treatment processes of  tbe various ores, whether treated in  British
Columbia or outside   tbe   province.
All deductions   for   treatment   and
slug losses bave therefore been made.
The prices used in calculating tbe
various  metals are:   For gold, tbe
world's standard price of $20 67  an
oz.;   for silver and copper, tbo estimated average price of theBe metals j
on the New Yorn market,   and   for
lead and zinc, the average price on
the   London   market converted  to
cents a pound by u-ing the   average
rale of s erling exchange. In fnrmer
years the New York   metal  mirket
price has been used in   valuing the
lead   production  for   the province;
similarly for zinc the   average  St.
Louis price has been   used     As all
lead and zinc ore   and   concentrates
are bought and sold in British  Col
umbia   on   the  London    prices of
these metals, it  is considered   tbat
tbese prices sbould be used in order
to obtain a correct valuation
Tbe average lead price in the New
York market is nearly always cons,
siderably higher than tbe London
nnce, owiog to lbe United .States
tariff on lead aod zinc ores. The
London pri e is the recognized world
market price, whereas the New York
price is an artificial one applicable
only to tbe United States. Tbe estimated lead production of 236,408,.
000, if valued st tbe New York price
for the year, would bave a valuation
of $21,418,564, or an increase of
$2,856,895 ae compared witb tbe
valuation given in tbe above production table. The average London
price ior tbe year for zinc (Decern.
per company's mine and mill near
Princeton. Offsetting ihese increases
there was a large decrease in copper
ontput from the Rossland mines of
tbe Consolidated company which
were not producing appreciably
during t**c year. Tbe estimated production of 1925 shows an increase
of 6,957,607 pounds us com part d
with 1924 The average price of
copper on (be New York market for
the year of 1925 (December estimated) is 14 08 cents a pound, wbich
is nearly a cent a pound higher than
tbe average of 13.024 cents a pound
for 1924 During tbe year 1925 tbe
price fluctuated considerably, going
up to 14jf cents a pound and 1h.u1
declining. The autlook ia f jr a price
level ol about H_ cen s for tbe y ar
Hon. Mr. Sloan points out thai
although the production of placer
gold in 1925 was slightly less tban
iu 1924, tbe year was a very active
ooe in plecer development and tast
ing of low Srade deposit gravel. An
interesting feature of tbe year's
nlacer mining wan the successful
oper tion of the Kafue Development
company's dredge near Barkerville,
whicb made an output of gold
valued at $100,000.
Lode gold sbow a decrease of
$694,804 as compared witb 1924.
Tbis is accounted for by a grea ly
decreased production from tbe Rosfh
land mines, which were non-productive during most of tbe year.
Mr. Sloan expressed his satifac
tion at the substantial increase in
coal production io 1925 as compared
with 1924, tbe increase amounting
to approximately 389,538 long tons.
The large increase in output was
from the Crow's Nest. Pass   district.
1915, the production was less than
balf that of the present year, being
only $29,447,508.
"The year 1925 has.however, been
an   important   one, not only for a
record production, but also for  tbe
large   amount  of development, ex
ploiation and prospecting  tbat  has
been carried out. Production in any
one year is largely the result of pre
vious development, go that to   havs
a healthy industry development nnd
prospeciing must   keep  pace  wilh
production.   It may be consTvalively   said   that   in   tbe  year 1925 a
gieater amount of real  development
has boen done than in any previous
year in the history of tbe province,
and much of this development hae
been satisfactory   iu   adding   sub
stantial new ore reserves to tbe industry. A large nutubtrof prospects
bave been bought  or optioned and
more or les- development work done
on   tbem.    Prospecting   bas    been
fairly active and some  new discov
eyes   bave   been    reported.    The
movement whicb bas taken place in
acquiring aud developing  prospects
which bave lain dormant  for  years
will   be   a  great  incentive  to still
further prospecting next year," said
Hon. Mr. Slorn.
Winter Bouquets Were
Plentiful at the Inaugural Meeting of the
New Council
Most of the time at last Monday
night's meeting of tbe city council
waa taken up by the members of
the council, of tbe achool board
and of tbe board of police commissioners in congiatulating eacb
otber on  tbeir re election.
Very full and comprehensive res.
ports of lbe past year's operation
were submitted by the chairmen tf
tbe various conncil comuitteess. and
tbe chairmen of school board ai.d
tbe police commissioners also made
similar reports. The reports were
received and ordered.filed.
Tbe ouly new business of any
mporlance transacted wae tbe tlo
cision by tbe council to take over
tbe skating rink and to operate it
free to the public. Under tbe uew
arrangement tbe children will be
given tbe ice from 3:30 to 5:30 eveiy
afternoon dn Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday, and ou
Kriday and Saturday nignts in common with adults. Adults will have
a monopoly of the rink duriug thu
first four nigbts of the week, but ou .
Friday aud Saturday nights tbey
wiil bave to share it witb tbe children Aid. Liddicoat was
pointed chairman of the rink
The first time a girl is engaged she im- gines she is as
important as the heroine in a
Satan would be unable to
run his business if men didn't
furnish him so much free
The average woman wastes
a lot of time trying  to  trans-
wbere over tbree limes as much coa form a wrinkle into a dimple.
The following is a record of the
cases lhat cme before tie police
magistrate of Grand Porks during
1925. The large number of casts
would indicate that the nolice magistrate has something to do, in spite
of opinions lotbecoutrary expressed
by persons who have not much
work to do themselves:
luluimations   laid   by    private
persons  n
informations laid by'ci'ty p'oiice   28
Informations laid by provincial
»ohce 103
One hundred
couvfetions and
tained. B
$13*152 were imposed amounting to
Classification of chargee	
Infraction of Liquor Acl 87
Infraction of Motor Act,... 6
Infraction of Public 8cbooi Act . 7 I
Infraction of Mining Act       1
Infiaciion of Game Act..,]."     .      J
Infraction of ForeBt Act!.... .....     "
lofrnction of city trade bylaws.
Distributing obscene pictures .
False pretensps	
Theft .....'.'.',.'.,'Z.
Assault  U
Neglecting child ■    1
Non-pay board bill       1
Drunkenness  1
and   twenty-nine
orders  were   ob
Wm (Srattin Jffnrka Bun
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) $1.00
One Year (in the United States)    1.50
Addrear-" -cations to
•The Gband Form Sds
Phonb 101 Graud Forks, B. C,
It is not believed by those who have closely
followed federal politics that the sustaining of
tbe King government in office will be able to
avert a geueral election during tha present
year, as the government's majority is too pre
carious to efficiently carry on the business of
the country. From this point of view the decision of the house yesterday is perhaps unimportant.    But from another angle it is important. Had the Liberal party been voted out
of  power   and   the   Conservative  members
placed on the government benches,  the civil
service list  would  immediately   have   been
augmented beyond the requirements   of  the
service by party followers,thus adding an additional burden on the taxpayers.   This, as far
as can be seen at present, was the principal
benefit gained by the country from  the Progressives' support ofthe Kiog government.
"dead," thus exposing the fraud  within  five
The Veta Madre, the celebrated silver mine
near Guanajuato, Mexico, which was discovered in 1558, was said in 1800 to have produced one-fifth of all the silver current in the
world at that time.
Tbe cedar tree, the barberry, the black currant, the rose bush—these hitherto reputable
citizens ofthe vegetable kingdom—are nowadays banned as outlaws in certain areas of the
United States.   Their fall from grace is due
to the discovery of the part they play in harboring and fostering enemies of more useful
growths. The cedar, for instance, often carries
a   parasitic  gall known as the cedar apple.
When this is ripe it gives off spores—dnstlika
seed particles that ride away on the wind.
These spores show a special fondness for any
apple trees that happen to be planted in the
neigeborhood.   Settling on  these trees, they
multiply rapidly and  produce a disease, the
so-called 'cedar rust," which makes the fruit
undersized  and unmarketable, if it does not
actually kill the trees themselves. One county
iu the Shenandoah valley of Virginia bas lost
100,000 barrels of apples in a single year on
a -couut of the cedar rust.
At Guadalajara, Mexico, Melville Boynton,
adventurer and widely known explorer, recently organized "Soldiers of Fortune Post"
of tbe American Legion. Boynton was seeki g
for "the lost city of Bais" when the post was
London, whicb, like Ne"w York, is suffering
from extreme traffic congestion on its streets,
is considering building great underground
freight tubes. This would link railroad yards
and docks with central depots for receiving
and handling freight, and also would form a
network of lines under the central regiens of
London. Such a system, lt is estimated,wonld
cost $160,000,000.
Robert Forke
Leader of the Progressiv s*, who
voted yesterday to sustain the King
The Russian government is reported to
have joined in the efforts to prevent tbe dying
out of the race of European bison, cousin of
the American buffalo, and to have set aside
several hundred thousand acres of laud in the
western Caucases as a refuge for these rare
If a man's affection for a woman will survive a morning's shopping it will stand anything.
There are now more than 1,083,000 telephone users in Canada, an increase of 61,000
in number during tbe past year. The Dominion ranks secoud to the United States in the
number of subscribers per head of population,
tbe ratio being about one in nine.
The first dental college for women in the
Philippines was opened last year in Manila, in
connection with the Centro Escolar de Senori-
tas, with a woman dentist as dean.
For automobile tourists an inventor bas
combined a spare tire and tool carrier, camp
table and tool kit.
Canadian Pacific Railway earnings for the month of November
were |19,294,184.37, an increase of
$1,193,239.12 over the same perio.l
for 1924. Net profits for November show an increase of $218,153.80
over the month of November of
1924. Net profits for the eleven
months ending November were $35,-
327,983.83, an increase of ($1,830,-
043.32 over the corresponding period for 1924.
According to Johannes Borge,
journalist, of Bergen, Norway, who
is visiting the Dominion to record his impressions of Canada,
silver fox farming has become n
very important industry in parts of
Norway. There are now about 150
silver fox farms in the Sondmoiv
district of Norway. Last autumn,
about 120 silver foxes, estimated to
be worth 1,000,000 kroner, were
shipped from the island of Norwcy
Notes • Notions • Notables
The Bank of Brussels is probably^the only
bank in the world, actually doing^business i n
a genuine palace. After the world war the
b ink bought the royal palace of the couut of
Fianders, one of the notable mansions of all
Europe. The bank's president is a connoisseur
of eighteenth century art and bas retained
many tine pieces in the building, proving that
a modern business can becondncted in a place
of regal splendor.
An Austrian manufacturer of fine furniture
has recently paid, it is said, $28,000 for one
fine ash tree which stood on the farm ot a
poor Bosnian farmer. The farmer and his
family have been made rich beyond all their
dreams as a result.
At a social gathering the other night tbe
ii ist proposed to bis guests,  mostly middle-
iged married folk, a more or less new game.
The key was: "1 love my wife because she
i —,"   the idea being that tbe first player
• tumid name some quality beginning witb the
totter "a" which described his love, the second
fi quality beginning with "b," and so on. "My
love" was loved because she was "charming,"
"d mure,'and so on until the eighth player
was reached. The letter "h" was his. He happened to be at the party alone, his wife having remained at home, and there had been
current gossip that they did not get alonS any
too well. There was, therefore no little merriment when be responded: "I love my love because she is home."
Some people are so fond of ill-luck that
they run halfway to meet it.
By means of moving pictures of voters' lists
in a recent   election   in Marseilles, France,
writers were aNe to send letters of inquiry to
each of the 100,000 names on the  list, 18,0()0 i0 attend t
missiives coming back marked  "unknown" or Union hall
The first tourist launch was put upon Lake
Josephine, way up in the Rockies of Glacier
National park last season. Its initial trip in
the mou ntain wild* was greeted by half a
dozen golden eagles that hovered among the
mountain peaks looking down in apparent
wonderment at the arrival of tho unusual
"water thing."
For oovious reasons the day waiker acquires more coin than the day dreamer.
Traffic on the Great Lakes thii;
season compares well with that of
last year as far as Canadian Pacific earnings are concerned. M
Mc.D. Duff, manager of thc Great
Lakes Steamship Service explained
recently that while grain tonnage
fell 'below that of the 1924 season,
passenger traffic and package
freight business was considerably
better, making the total well up to
the average.
A party of Mennonites, bound for
western Canada, mostly to Manitoba, arrived in Montreal recently
with the report that those of their
sect who had gone to Rosario, Mexico, were far from satisfied and in-
' tended going north. It is understood that 1,000 Mennonites have
emigrated to Canada within the last
two months and that about 2,500
•more would be coming in the spring.
Hans oeidler, in charge of ths
party, said not one of them though!
at going to Mexico.
The human bot-fly of tropical America cements its eggs to tbe bodies of blood-sucking
mosquitoes, which carry them to men, monkeys and cattle.
Poems From Other Land s
On a Valetudinarian
So careful is Iuu, and anxious to last,
So afraid of himself in he grown,
Ho swears thro' two nostrils the breath goes too   fast,
And he's trying to breathe thro' but one,
—Kbn Alrumi.
o4ncient History*
[Taken From T^wentv-Yeab Old Sun Files.]
Eight hotel licenses were issued last Mon
Twelve furnaces are now in blast in the three
smelters in the Boundary district.
Joseph L. Manly is said to be an aldermanic
A deal is said to be pending for the Pathfinder mine, North North of Kettle river, on a
basis of one million dollars.
There is already a sufficient quantity of
snow in this vicinity to keep the sleigh bells
tinkling for an indefinite period of time.
Everybody that could possibly get away
took in the excursion to Phoenix this evening
.o attend the opening ball in the new Miners'
Dr. Letfard's New Life Tablets
Imparts to the Old aud Middle-used
Youthf illness, Energy und Fitness, retards  mental  aud physiuu
decay,    thus    promoting  longevity,
Proserves   the arteries   and   tissues,
Sufferera horn Deafness with its many
distressing  uccotupanying   ailments,
as Head noises, deriveal most i-nino-
diute beneflt.    Calm refreshing sleep
assured. Gloom, Depression and Ner
vousness  is banished under tho inllu
enee of  these   Lifo-giving    Tablet'
Wrinkles, hard   linos and   blemishes
disappear.    The skin becomes olear,
light and elastic und the  complexion
bright and smooth,    Think    of  the
blessings of  perfect   health, the pos
lesion of few; the joy of a clear Youth
ful appearance jind tingling blood, of
lustrous hair, bright eyes and health
tinted cheeks; the beauty of   radiant
life and the realisation that Tims has
been put back Ten years to the envy
and admiration of your friends, and
theunbouuded satisfaction of   your,
self.    Can you allow a golden opportunity like thia  to pass?    Remember
there are no arduous rules to follow,
no restriction on diet, noi   are tliere
any ill effects after. Un the contrary
it gives the eutire system a feeling of
exlmltutioii   with   increased   mental
and   bodily  vigour.    Why not look
and feel 30 at 50?   Do not delay,
commence   the   treatment   at once.
You will never regret the slight cost
Incurred for such incalculable   benefits.   The price of   theBe  Marvellous
Tablets including   Mail   Charges is
3 Dollars per bottle, dispatched in
plain wrapper on receipt of amount.
Obtainable from
Dr. Legard's Laboratories,
106, Liverpool Koa<J,|Uarnabury.
London, England.
Proved safe by millions and prescribed by physicians for
Colds      Headache     Neuritis        Lumbago
Neuralgia .   Toothache     Rheumatism
**_/*) _***"** AccePt °"ly  "Bayer"  package
fcx^       which contains proven directions.
Handy "Bayer" boxes of  12  tablets
  _B       Also bottles of 24 and 100—Druggists.
Aspirin ls tbe trade mark (registered la Canada) of Beyer Manufacture of Monoacetle-
acldestor of Sallcyllcacld (Acetyl Salicylic Add, "A. S. A."). While lt ls well known
thst Aspirin means Bayer manufacture, to assist Uie public against imitations, the Tablet*
of Bayer Company will be stamped with   their general trade mark,  tbe "Bayer CrosK."
Applications for immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, are invited.
Prices:—From $35.00 per lot upwards.
Terms:—-Cash and approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may be seen at the
City Office.
City Clerk.
We are agents for the well known Massey-
Harris line of farm equipment. Let us
figure on your needs.
A Complete Line of Garden Tools
Furniture and Hardware
Copper Trails
Extending to various paris of south'
western British Columbia, the copper
trails whioh we call telephone lines are
ready to carry long distance conversations at speeds ranging from 8,000 to
178,000 miles per second. When speed
counts—Long Distance.
British   Columbia Telephone
Coinpany io
Mir::, |lw-«
*.»*;   - safe»!.•«■?;
The Trans-Canada Limited, tlie cmok transcontinental express
of the Canadian Pacific Railway, operated from May to September, completed its 1924 schedule 0:1 September 13th, when Its
last trains started and on September 17th these trains steamed
into the termini at Montreal and Vancouver, bringing to a close
one of the service's most successful seasons. The train covers
thc m,.?,C, miles of Its run between thc two cities ln 90 hours and
its Toronto-Vancouver run of 2,707 miles In 86 hours.
Mr. C. B. Foster, Passenger Traffic Manager, summing up
rhe season's performance, gave out some remarkably Interesting
figures which afford a partial insight Into the magnitude of the
ta3k of maintaining such a service. The Trans-Canada Limited
began its runs this year on May 18th, and before being discontinued made 119 trips in each direction, or 238 in all. The
equipment of the train is limited to one baggage, one dining ent,
four Btandard sleepers, one 10-compartment car Vancouver to
Montreal, and one 10-compartment car Toronto to Winnipeg,
with a. drawing room-3-compartment observation sleeper Montreal to Vancouver, plus a local sleeper on the west-bound
movement only from Fort William to Winnipeg. Thus tie maxl-
n.uim accommodation available ln each direction between ths
East, and Winnipeg is forty-eight fictions, twenty-three compartments and five drawing rooms, while between Winnipeg and
the Coast there are forty-eight sections, thirteen compartments
and five drawing rooms. The average number of passengers
on the train at night varies from seventy-five to 110 on different
sections of the line, but for the 119 days tho train was in service
last season there was a one-night uso of approximately 100,000 berths. The
east-bound and west-bound trains together covered 6,292 miles every day,
which includes the distance between Montreal and Vancouver, 2,886 miles,
and betweon Toronto and Sudbury, 260 miles, covered by each train and its
Toronto-Sudbury connection. Thus the season's mileage was 768,748 for
the 238 trips, or three times the distance from the earth to the moon.
Each day four TranB-Canada trains were in motion over the Company's
lines in each direction. At 8 A.M. each day, one was west-bound between
Cartler and Chapleau, one between Kenora and Winnipeg, one between Medicine Hat and Calgary, and one between North Bend and Vancouver, while at
that hour one east-bound was approaching Glacier, one approaching
Begins, one east of Fort William and one between Chalk River and Ottawa.
Ten complete sets of equipment, of v.-hlch four were ln motion each way
every day nnd rue was being cleaned, refitted and turned round at each end
o£ the run, were required to maintain the service.
PWwerfal locomotives
are changed forty*
eight times dally In tke
movement ot the Trissss-
Cnnnda trains and ten
aet* ot equipment are In
constant operation.
The year's schedule called for 22 changes ot engine on every Trans-
Canada run from Montreal to Vancouver and two engines for the
Toronto-Sudbury connection made by each train. There were 48 engine
runs daily for the service. Including these engine-stops, the trains made
only 26 stops on their whole run. It is on this steady movement at a
uniform speed over long distances and not on high speed that the trains
maintained their fast schedules over the transcontinental journey and the
elimination' of all but essential stops resulted in thc smooth running for
which it is noted. Owing to tho necessity of changing trains crews on
such a long run, about 14 crews, or about 84 men, were required for ono
trip on each train, while 48 sleeping and dlniug-ear employees were
required for each trip on one train or nearly 4p0 men for this branch of the
Trans-Canada service. None of the hundreds of employees whose duties
also associate them with the Trans-Canada limited, but who do not travel
with it, ls included ',- these figures.
ss '■'■■ ^
DELIVERIES of grain to the
lakehoad by the Canadian National Railways duS'lng September just closetl exceeded the combined deliveries of September, 1924,
and 1923, according to grain figures
issued at Winnipeg on Oct. 1st,
18,913 cars were delivered durin-.*;
September, 1925, against 4,651 ii
September, 1924, and 12,050 in the
same month of 1923. Tho daily
average for September, 1925, was
630 cars against the previous record
of 822, established in September,
New records wero made by the
Canadian National in other branches
of the grain movement also. Marketings during the month were 52,-
207,000 bushels against the previous
high mark of 39,770,000, made in
September, 1923. Loadings were
27,878 cars and 37,217,000 bushels
during the month compared with
22,508 cars and 28,472,000 bushels in
September, 1923. Total loadings on
Canadian National lines to the end
of September this year were 29,284
cars and 39,038,000 bushels, against
11,079 cars containing 14,632,000
bushels at the aame date' last year.
On several dnys toward the end
of the month, loadings reached from
1400 io 1,500 cars per day, which
during the ten-hour working day required the loading of approximately
two and a half cars per minute in
order to reach thiB total. Reducing
the time to seconds it wns estimated
that at least 60 bushels of grain (thc
contents of a farmer's wagon box)
were loaded into a car on Canadian
National Western lines every second
during the ten-hour working day.
The heaviest week of the
season by four million
bushels in grain marketings closed on Oct. 1st.
Loadings for the week
were heavier than any
previous week since the
opening of tlie grain season by 1,200 cars or nearly
one million bushels. Compared with statistics for
tho same period
last year, the
week's marketing1!
were just twice those of 1924, while
the loadings were larger by 3,837
cars, or 4,258,000 bushels.
A record week was also experienced at the lakehead, when 6,149
cars of grain were unloaded and 60
boats, carrying 13,292,000 bushels,
were cleared for eastern markets.
Dm illg the same week last year only
2.208 cars were unloaded and 29
bouts, carrying
5,8,00,000 bushels,
wore cleared.
Canadian National loadings for
tlie week by provinces were: 3,-
486,000 bushels in
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
Manitoba; 6,970,000 bushels in Saskatchewan; 1,571,000 bushels in Alberta; making a total of 10,475,000
bushels, or 8,580 cars, for the period
Marketings at C.N. points were:
4,167,00 bushels, Manitoba; 11,825,000
bushels, Saskatchewan; 2,220,000
bushels, Alberta; total, 17,568,000
bushels. This leaves in store at
midnight Thursday in country elevators in the threo provinces in the
order given above: 2,649,000, 12,-
734,000 and 1,972,000 bushels, a
total of 17,355,000 bushels in storage as compared with 6,579,000
bushels at the same date last year.
Tho movement west is speeding
up also, as threshinj; progresses
11 the western districts, 417 car:
having arrived at Van
couver during August ::ni'
.September. This is just
cars more than during the same two
months last year.
Advertising "to help
the editor." But we do
. want businessadvertis-
ing by progressive business 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
Mr. aDd Mrs. Milon Reid snd fru
children are visitors at the home of
Mr. Reid's sister, Mrs. R Campbell.
Mr. Reid" has been superintendent
ofthe Rivers Inlet fish hatchery for
lour years and wae recently appointed to a similar position at the
Nelson hatchery. His family will
remain in this city until he finds a
home for them in Nelson.
Every season of the ye r seems to
liavs soaie B|ii*chI advantage     At
present there iri nn tian|*er of dart
ing a forest (ire by dropping a light
ed match.
Ice making io the ourliog riok
has now be n in progress for about
a week, and lovers of tbe roarin'
game may yet be made happy,
Tbt* Sun man still has a pair of
skates, and during ibe past week he
has b.jeti seriously considering tbe
advisability of advertising for tens,
ders for a pair of skating shoes.
Greenwood elected   all  her   city
officers by acclamation laet Monday.
A. E. McDougail has returned
from Greenwood, wbere be has been
working on tbe hospital.
A Great Canadian
J. C. Mitchell, three times winner of
the sweepstakes for the world's best
wheat at the Chicago International
Grain and Hay Exhibition. In addi
tion, Mr. Mitchell specializes in other
farm seeds such as field peas and
potatoes, and is increasing the quality
and quantity of the products.
Grand Forks Irrigation District
NOTICE is hereby giv
•*-'   Annual   General   M
ven that the
Meeting of the
Electors of the Qrand Forks Irriga
tion District will he held in tbe Com
tnunity Hall, Growers' Exchange
tiuiiding, Grand Forks, Bl!., on Feb.
1st, 1920, at tlie hour of 8 o'clock in
the evening, for the following purposes, namely:—
(a) Statement of the financial conn
dition of the  Improvement  District.
(b) To discuss with tlie Trustees
any mattcis relating to tho works or
liiiitnciis of the Improvement District
(u) Tu lix lim remuneration of the
Trustees for the ensuing year.
Secretary for Trustees.
The Sin Presses have twice the
speed nf any other presses in the
Bouudary. We can save you moriey
on hoth long and short ttstsi of com
mercinl printing and (rive vnn a su-
nprinr class nf work.
It is ae pit*,*/ Bo siipnr'SB s lirst
dente ms Ii is hard fo satisfy the
desires tli'tt follow.
ffetnbli»iied 11110
Real Ktftattt and Insui ance
K.»:,i.li-ti. Auent Urim-I porUx Towoilt*
Cuinpaiiy, i.iiiiltp-i
This Tea we have   had especially
Call in and ask for a sample.
Phone 25 "Service and Quality" jjj
Mrs. J. R. Brown left this trom*
ing for a visit to the cia t cities.
C. F. R. Pincott is spending tbe
present week in tbe coast cities on
professional business,
Mrs. Horace Bjooke, formerly of
tbis city, died in tbe Tranquille
alaitorium last Saturday.
The following radio New Year's
message has been transmitted hy
Charles Murphy, postmaster-general, to the postmasters in and ibou
the Arotic Circle:
Through   the   courtesy of Radio
Station KDKA-Pittsburg—I am
delighted to have the opportunity
of transmitting a message of Christ'
mas cheer to those officials of the
Canadian government wbo are ad
ministering tbe most northerly post
offices in tbe world.
One of tbe most pleasing tasks of
the postal Bervice is to convey mess.
sages of good -vill for Christmas and
the New Year, and althoug I have
been able ta transmit by mail to the
majority of employees of the Canas
dian post office, a message of appre
eiation for the splendid services
they have rendered, tbis message
has not been received, on account of
tbe difficulties ot travel, by tbose
postmasters whose offices are situa.
ated beyood ths Arctic Circle.
As I am informed that the oniy
means, at tbe present, of communi-
citio with these outlying points is
tbrough Radio Station KDKA, I am
tberefore deeply grateful to the aadio
station for this opportunity of trans-
mittingj my greetings and best
wishes to those prHttmaterB in tbe
most northerly outposts of Canada,
and I wish specially to mention the
Craig's Harbour, situated on Ells-
mere island' tbe most northerly post
office in tbe world; postmaster,Sergt.
Joy, of the Royal Canadian Mounted
Duodas Harbour, situated on
Devon island, near the 75th parallel
of latitude; postmaster Constable
Edward Ansteed, Royal Canadinn
Mounted Police.
Pond's Inlet, situated in the north
of Baffin irland; postmaster, Inspector Wilcox, of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police.
Pangoirtung, situated oo Baffin
island near the Arotic Circle; posts-
mast, Sergt. Wight, of the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police,
Chesterfield Inlet, situated in t e
most northerly section of Hudson
bay; postmastor, Staff Sergr. S. C.
Clay. Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
There are, doubtless, otber points
not so remote aa tbe ones specially
mentioned,which are ao far removed
tbat Christmas messages only reacb
tbem by mail after long journeys,
involving many*hardships, and to
these postmasters also I specially
tender my sincere thanks and aend
my best]wishes for tbe New Year on
wbicb we are about to enter.
Farms    ^Orchards     City Property
Agents st Nelson,  Calgary, Wihssli ft anil
otlier Prairie points.   Vanoouver Alien'   :
KstpbllBheilin I'M. wcare .n a position to
furnish reliable Information i<mner--,iiig tills
Write lor free literature
Dominion Mouumentai Works
(iJAabratoa Products Co. Roofing!
IT brings the whole country fur miles around within easv rmu-li.
Have you seen the new -nodels? They're us graceful us swallows! Ah
bright as new coin! As weatherproof as afluek? Automobile Steel
Bearings Frame of English Seamless Steel Tubing, Hard Maple
Rims. Hercules Brake. Everything complete. Real Quality. Real
Value. Easy Terms. We are tbe people to mount you right.
Open Saturday Evenings UU 10 o'Cloek,
Chief Inspector Sounds Keynote to
Purifying Nation's Milk Supply
William ValgardSon, a farmer at
Taber, Alberta, is glad he went into
sugar beet raising. He secured a
5350 return from three and one-half
acres of land.
Inttrltr ef e Uil* Pmtturitinci Plant.
At the 14th annual convention of
the International Association of
Dairy and Milk Inspectors held at
Indianapolis, recently, leading authorities of the United States and
Canada submitted interesting and informative papers relative to the purification of the nation's milk supply.
In the closing session of the series
of meetings, Dr. Hoy K. Leslie, Chief
Meat nml Dairy Inspector of Cleveland, f Hi lo, emphasized the groat
Importance of co-operative measures
by Hie producer ln the production of
clean milk.
"Willi co-operation on tho part of
the milk producers," said Dr. Leslie,
"much cun be done along this lino
thai would olhenvluc be Impossible."
Ue then told of liow the public was
kept informed of sleps taken to control llm milk supply with a view to
safetruarillnpr the health of all who
uso milk nntl dairy products.
'Tn Cleveland," said Dr. Leslie,
"more than 70% of tho milk is sold
at oso or another of a .system of
chain store,-; where the customer is
given an allowance of 2 cents on the
purchase of each quart of milk."
The 2 reals allowed rovers the cost
of delivery In tho homo and reprc-
ttSlS'.s a .-living of about 12% to the
Milk in Cleveland must be sold
Within  36 hours of pasteurizing.
Mr. J, V. Quigley, dairy adviser,
Kansas City Consumers' League,
Kansas City, Mo., followed with an
account of the work of purifying the
milk supply of that city.
He slated that milk produced in
dairies whore they follow all sanitary regulations such as clean stables, clipped tuiders and Hunks of
milk cows, thorough grooming and
brushing of the aiiimnl beforo milking, and periodical tests for baotorla,
brought lo producers In Iho league 2
cents to 3 cents moro por quart of
milk than Is received by those who
wcro not members of the Kansas
City Consumers' League.
Thfottghout 1ho series of moelings,
8tt-0SS \v;is laid upon lho rapid strides
boing made towards k thorough and
comprehensive Inspect bin program of
the milk supply of cities throughout
tho United Mules and Canada.
It Is certain that the results of this
work are reflected to a great exlent
in the increased consumption of milk
by the people of the United Slates,
and this increased consumption is
sure to bo redacted in monetary advantages for both tha producer -and
the, distributer, High' i:ii:lHy will in-
creasQ milk consumption and high
consumption of milk will keep iha
milk market steady.
Winter sport activities at old
Quebec are in fuQl swing. This Is
considered the most brilliant season
of entertainment for years past.
Hundreds of sport enthusiasts and
tourists from the New England
states, Canada, and other parts of
the continent are turning up in force
at the Ancient Capital.
BOX 332     GRAND FORKS, B. C |
Get the habit of
trading at our
*We  have   exceptionally good bar-
'gains   in all our;
E.G. Henniger Go.
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime and Salt
Cement and Plaster
Poultry Supplies
Phone 10
SfiipYourCream to
Tfce Kettle Valley
Creamery Go.
Wepiv the hi'^h'Jit price and assnre
you the: most accurate tast. Give your
local creamery your trade.
Grand Forks, B. C.
Miss Isabel Coursier, only nineteen years of age, is the world's
woman champion ski jumper. She
created a world record at Revelstoke, B.C. at the age of sixteen in
1922. This winter, taking part tn
(toe winter sports at Quebec, Miss
Coursier made a jump of 88 feet in
the International-Intercollegiate Ski
Goiter'is caused by the lack of iodine in the glands
ot the throat. BRUNSWICK DULSE contains
Nature's iodine, a tasty food with a flavor all its
own. If your grocer cannot supply you, write direct to us,enclosing ten cents for a full-size package
A report from Smiths Falls, Ontario, is to the effect that a train
was stopped in order to avoid a collision with an automobile making
for the tracks over a crossing.' The
train was stationary when the automobile struck one of the cars.
The occupants of the automobile escaped  uninjured.
Wholesale and Retail
Iluvhxv-i Cigars, Pipes
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grand Forks, D. G.
Tourists on the Canadian Pacific
liner Empress of Scotland were at
the famous King Solomon quarries,
beneath the walls of Jerusalem, on
Christmas night. Many of them,
according to a cable received at
C.P.R. head offices, bought gavels,
made from the stone of the quarries, with olive wood handles.
According to information at thc
headquarters of the Canadian Pacific Railway, holiday passenger
traffic this year from points west
was the heaviest since 1920 in the
past few weeks and represented a
fifty percent increase over the
amount handled over Canadian Pacific Railway lines last year. Special arrangements made to take
care of the Christmas "and New Year
rush worked efficiently.
THE HUB—Bring your boot
and shoe repairs to my
shop for neat and prompt
work. Look for the big
boot.— GEO.   ARM ON
For tbose that like to put itdowo
in black and white—money spent
od a good Holstein is a good investment.
Being decent is something tbat
ways encourages imitation.
Furniture Made to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kinds.
Upholstering Neatly Done
rpHE 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
Bush us cards
Vi;   ;ng cards
Sh'    iug tags
Price lists
New Type
Latest Style
Colon*" ii' Avenue and
Transfer Co.
DAVIS 8 HANSEN. Prop* g|
| City Baggage and General
| Coal,  Wood and
for Sale,
Office at
R. F. Petrle'a
Phone 64
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty"
A, Z. PARE, Proprietor
Yalr Hotel,  First i rkkt
Vacant, unttirvssyed, surveyed Crown laiuTs
maybe |im.emiitud by BrltUh subjects over
18 years of ano, and by aliens on declaring
Intention to become British subjeots, conditional upon resllenne. occupation and Improvement for agricultural purposes.
Full Information.concerning regulations
regarding pre emntious Is given in Bulletin
No.l, Lau.1 Series, "How to Pre-empt Laml,"
copies of whioh can be obtained freo of chnrge
by addressing the Department of Lands,
Viotorla, B.C., orsny Government agent.
Reoords will be made covering only land
suitable foragrlouitnral purposes, and which
is not tliuberlaud. 1 e„ carrying over 5,000
board feet per acre went of tue ('oast Range
aud 8,000 icet per aore east of that range.
^Applications for pre-emptions ara to bo
addressed to the JLaud Commissioner of the
Land Recording Division, lu wbieh Ihe land
upplleii for ls situated.uml are made on
printed forms, copies ol cat, ;bo obtained
from the Laud Commissioner.
1'reeinptious must be ooouplod for Ave
ycarsand Improvements mude to value of till
per ucre, including clearing and cultivating
at least live acres, before a Crowu Uraut oan
be received.
Fur mora dutailsidlnfiirinalloii see the Bill,
latin '-How to Pre-empt Laud." —,
ApplleaHoniaro rocelved for purchase of
vacant aud unreserved Crown Lands, not being timberland, for agricultural purposes;
minimum prloe of llrst-olass (arable) land Is
*•'■ per acre, and seemid-clsss (grailng) laud
f.M per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease of Crown lands Is given
In bullelln No. 10, Land Series. "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
M1U. factory, or industrial sites on timber
land, not exoeedlng 40 aores, may be pur-
chased or leased, on conditions lnolndlng
payment of stumpage.
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20 aores,
may be leased as homesttes, conditional upon
a dwelling being e-ected in the first year,
title being obtainable alter residenoe' and
improvement eondltions sre fulfilled and land
has been surveyed.
For graslng and Industrial purposes areas
not exoeedlng M0 aores aay be leased by one
person or aoompany.
t'ndet the Graaing Aot the Province la
divided Into grailng districts and the range
administered under a Oraxing Commissioner. Annual grailng permits are
Issued based on numbers ranged, priority being given to established owners. Stoek-
owners may form associations for range >
management. Free, or partially free, permits
are avatlablee for settler., -tampers and
travellers up to ten head.


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