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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Mar 21, 1924

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Advice   is proverbially   cheap.    The man who does no more for his home town than   merely   telling  other
people to boost for it, is as small an asset to the community as the bar-room "rounder" of former day«s was
Belief Gaining Ground
That Railway Enquiry
Will Be Worth Its Cost
of 10 Gents Per Capita
Victoria, March 20 —Busybodies
are again active with their predictions tbat the govemmei.t will hold
a beer plebiscite in May, which will
be followed shortly nfif i by h general electioD. Tbese prediction!* ap*
pear in tbe form of reports circulated
tbrough newspapers noted rather
for their sensational ide:e tf news
than for tbeir strict adh- rence to
Toere will be no general election
until fall, and there will be no beer
plebiscite in May. The May court
of revision will bave to be well out
of tbe way before a beer vote can be
taken and the province will not be
plunged into tbe turmoil ol a general election during tbe busy summer months.
The government baa promised a
grant to assist in the entertainment
pf tbe officers and men of ths British
squadron, which will visit British
Columbia in June It is hoped lo
give the sailors a tour through the
province and also provide school
children with an opportunity of. becoming acquainted witb naval
Whatever may be said of tbe folly
of the farcical Pacific Qreat Eastern
railway investigation, following
charges laid against the Oliver ad
ministration by tbe McRae third
party forces, tbe contention ie gain
ing ground that lbe investigation
will have served a splendid purpose,
despite the heavy cost. For years
tbe government—regardless of its
being Liberal or Conservative- has
been under acloud. Trouble makers
are always with us, but no one
causes more bother and worry than
the politcal aspirant, wno seeks
office either for personal glorification or io order to pnt something
over for himself and friends. Witb
tremendous development ahead of
British Columbia, there has been a
manifest attempt upon tbe part of
outsiders to secure control of tbe
administrative machinery at whatever oost. Meanwhile theit efforts
bave proven crnde in tbe extreme
and tbe costly enquiry bas done
mucb towards removing distrust,
suspicion and discontent. For a few
years at least it may be expected
that the electorate will rest content
with the activities of its chosen rep>
ressotativesandthat tbere will be
every opportunity afforded tbe ad
ministration to carry on witb tbe
. ondorsation of the voters.
Granting tbat the public's share
of tbe cott of tbe enquiry is 150,
000, that is only a per capita tax of
10 oents—not an overly large sum
to pay for having tbe clouds rolled
away and the fog of misunderstand
ing cleared up.
A new basis of cooperation be
tween tbe four western provinces in
labor matters has been reached,
stated Attorney General Manson,
minister of labor, following the re*
cent Edmonton conference. In fu
ture where one province is suffering
from a shortage of labor the other
three provinces wiil come to its assistance immediately. For instance,
wben this province requires workers
for interior lumbering operations,
Alberta will supply them, wbile
British Columbia will reciprocate
through sending harvesters to tbe
prairies. A plan for better relations-
ship haa been effected, states tbe
"Tell me what you Know is tnt-
I csuHooss as well ss yoo."
FRIDAY, MARCH 21,  1924
of public works, for tbe completion
of more new British Columbia University buildibgs. Tbe tenders oall
for the putting up of a certified
cheque for 180,000 by tbe bidders,
and tbe work is said to be the biggest public works contract let in this
province for many years.
During the iast few days quite a
number of reports of property
changing hands have drifted into
the office of the Associated Growers.
Your advisory committee immediate
ly took steps to gather all the information they possibly could by gets.
ting in contact with several of the
leading locals and by sending out an
enquiry as to the probable amount of
tonnage that might possibly be lost
through the'e transfers.
After carefully considering the in1
formation,   your   committee  believe
they are safe in saying that fnlly 600
cars of fruit will be involved.    Tbere
is   every   reason   to believe that the
majority of this fruit will remain out'
side the Associated and will pass into
the hands of the independents.   Tbis
is so serious that they feel it is their
duty   to inform the growers that, if
the information is correct, it will  be
impossible for the Associated to con
trol the market undej the   same con
ditions as eii-ted last year.   Instead
of   having   20  per oent of the fruit
loose, this yeor, with this   additional
tonnage  breaking   away,   it   would
probably   amount   to   about   40 per
The probability is that this large
percentage of Associated fruit would
be marketed oo the prairies, and
would come in direct competion with
the fruit ef the growers that would
remain with the Associated, making
it practically impossible foryour sales
force to make sales f.o.b shipping
point In wil probability tbe same
chaotic conditions that existed in
1922 would, under these circumstances, be repeated tbis year, with
a large part of your fruit forced into
the export market. Your committee
feel that the conditions are so serious
that tney call for immed.a'e action
on the part of all locals and all those
wbo are deeply interested in the weir
fare of the Associated Growers. It is
unthinkable that tbe organization can
be allowed to pass out of existence
after the service that has been rendered to the growers during the past
year. At the same time it can hardly
be expected that the balance of the
growers, who will be left with the
organization, will, if our information
is correct, carry on until they are
forced out by the action of those
breaking away.
In addition to the above, very unsatisfactory venditions exist at Kami
loops and Armstrong, and there is a
strong possibility that some loss may
occur at tbese points which would
add to the above tonnage.—A, T.
Howe, President Associated Gjowers
of British Columbia, Limited.
The Connoisseur
"Schuse, me, waiter, thieh lasht bottle of porter was very sbtrong!"
"That, sir, was the Worcester sauce!"
variety be grafted on a stock wbich
is not in the best of condition.—R,
C. Palmer, Summerland Experi.
mental Station.
Officers on the reserve Candian
militia residing iu the province of
British Columbia are notified tbat
Ihey should report in writing to the
D.O.G., M.D. 11, Viotorla, B. Oi,
oo or before thn 1st of April iueach
ycir, -riving address for tbe current
yiiar—tbisin oider that tlieir names
may be retained in tbe militia list
Tois also applies to officers tormerly
R.O.C.EF., as this list has been
absorbed into the R.O., CM.
Tenders are   being called for by
Hon. W. H.   Sutherland,  minister
Officers on tbe retired list, Canadian miltit, are notified that tbey
should report io writing to National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, on the 1st of May in eacb
year, in order tbat their names be
retained on this list. Failing to report will entail tbe removal of tbeir
names from tbe militia list. Tbis
also applies to officers on the retired
list, CEF,, as tbey have been absorbed into the retired list, CM,
D. McPherson eisited Qreenwood
on Monday.
Tbe question of top-grafting is
occupying tbe attention of a great
number of growers this spring,
there ie a growing opinion that a
determined effort should he made
to eliminate the scattering of odd
varieties and exist in so many Brits,
ish Columbia orchards. Tbere is
eveu a feeling in the minds of some
progressive growers tbat it might
pay them to graft over large number of trees of sucb varieties as
Jonathan, wbich bave not brought
in profitable returns within tbe last
few days. Tbe actual process of
grafting is relatively simvle, but before a grower makes up bis wax, be
should give close study to the
economics of tbe problem. Other»
wise he may find iu several years'
time tbat bis action has not increased his hank account to the ex
tent that he had expected.
To be commercially profitable
top grafting must produce a tree
which is larger, more vigorous and
fruitful than a young tree planted
at the time the grafting was done.
It is possible to graft pe ches, apricots, plums and cherries with a fair
measure of success, but experience
has proved that in tbe long run itis
usually more profitable to plant a
new tree,
The success of grafting depends
primarily on the establishment of a
satisfactory union ot the stock or
tree which is being worked oyer and
the scion or branch of the new variety to whicb it is desired to convert tbe upper branches of the tree.
Tbese two must be congenial. There
is some difference of opinion as to
just how much influence tbe scion
has on tbe stock, but it is common
knowledge tbat  the stock exerts a
very definite influence on the
growth and vigor of the scion. In
fact, tbe stock exerts much influ
ence over the vigor of tbe resulting
tree. Through this effect on vigor,
tbe stock also e'etermin-s to a large
degree the hardiness and productivity of a top-grafted tree, though
it does not ensure hardiness in a
tender variety.
It is apparent, therefore, tbat
only strong, vigorous, hardy trees
should be top-worked. Top grafting
should never be practised on winter
injured or devftalized ,rees. Many
growers seem to bave the idea that
by top grafting it is possible to con
ven a weak-growing tree into a
heavy producer of high class fruit
Nothing could be farther from the
truth. Thie ia particularly tbe case
with such varieties as the Jonathan
which in many localities is a tender, smalls-growing tree of weak
constitution. Any grower who has a
number of devitalized Jonathans
would be well advised to prune
them witb a logging chain, especial
ly if they are planted as fillerB.
Where Jonathans are planted as
standards and are making vigorous
growth it will probably pay to leave
them in.
In tbe case of strong growing trees
of non-commercial varieties top-
grafting may be a profitable investment, especially if these trees are
scattered through a mature orchard.
Young trees planted in an old
orchard seldom bave a fair chance.
The best varieties to use for scio s
will depend aomewbat on the dis
trict and on the varieties already
growing in the orchard. Delicious
and Rome Beauty appesr, at the
present time, to be the varieties
likely to give tbe best results.
In general, strong growing varie
ties such as tbe Delicious sbould be
grafted on strong growing stocks.
A smaller growing variety such as
tbe Rome Beauty may be grafted on
a slightly less robust stock, but
under no circumstances should any
Much Ado About Nothing
irom  Everywhere
Thb Canadian Pacific coastwiBS
steamer "Ena" has carried from
the seven plants operating on Barclay Sound over 12,000 tons of salt
herring since the present season
opened in November. This represents almost half the season's output, which will approximate 26,000
The heaviest hnmigratioa to Canada experienced during the Vast ten
years is looked for tfes year. Already the arrivals are running ahead
of those for the same months hi
1923, those from European countries
being especially large. The stt-
quiries from prospective settle*! ta
the United States are numerous.
Canada exported 6,582 pairs at
leather footwear during January,
1024, according to a report of taa
Bureau of Statistics. Of these 2,1?°
went to the United States, 2,088 to
iNew Zealand and 2,081 to China and
IJapan. Bermuda, Ule Straits Settle-
•ments and Newfoundland took the
rest.   The value was 821,801.
Canadians imported 5,826,667
pounds of tea last month, or about
three-fifths of a pound per head of
population. The value of last
month's tea imports was $1,661,176,
and for the twelve months ending
January 31, the vahie of the 43.223.-
119 pounds imported into Canada
was $13,253,642. The bulk of it
came from India.
Special trains of Immigrants
have recently carried lunch counter
cars similar to those used on the
harvesters' trains last summer. It
is understood that the Canadian
Pacific havo inaugurated this as a
feature of all long distance immigrant trains, thus doing away with
the necessity of the newcomers providing their own food or using station lunch counters en route.
The completion of plans for the
development of hydro-electric power
during the current year will add
900,000 h.p., to the present total of
8,228,000 h.p., already installed in
Canada. This additional power will
be used in British Columbia to assist
mining and pulp industries in Manitoba to supply rural needs, and in
Ontario for gold-mining and other
industries. In Quebec the chief developments are in connection with
the pulp and paper industries, and
farther east, in the Maritime Provinces, for public utility purposes.
There ia every indication that the
dearth of the domestic servant In
Canada will be greatly relieved ln
the course of the ensuing few
months. Miss Esther Mackie, head
of the Woman's branch, Colonization department, Canadian Pacific
Railway. London, announces that
"Specially conducted parties of domestic servants are being organized
under the E .lpire Settlement Act in
conjunction with the Canadian Government for the Icomveyanee to
Montreal am! to Western Canada."
Rate Levy Fixed at 35
Mills—Order Placed for
Road Grader at a Cost
of $328
The estimates for tbe current
year were approved and a rate levy
was struck at tbe adjourned meeting
of the city council on Friday evening. Tbe diffeient departments
were allotted tbe following sums:
Finance committee $20,484.36
Fire department     1,125.00
Water uudlight   19,925.00
Board ofivorkH      6,213.00
Cemetery and parks     1,310.00
Health and relief      2,346.35
Police department     2,600.00
School board    27,250.00
Total $81,253 71
Estimated receipts, $82,430,02.
The rate levy decided upon was
35 mills, divided as foi owe: School,
13 mills;general, 11 mills; special,
11 mills. This rate, it was stated,
could have been reduced one or two
mills had not a considerable sum
been carried over from last year on
account of schools and for purchase
of Granby property.
Tbe council decided to make tbe
Doukhobors an offer of acreage
property, of wbicb the city owns
approximately 150 acief, on a
basis of $150 per acre, $1000 cash,
balance on terms to be arranged.
II was decided te plsce an order
for a road grader at u cost of $328
f.o. b. Grand Forks.
Tbe tax levy bylaw wss intri'n
duced and given its first three reac'.
Vernon, BC, March 20 —President A. T. Howe aod Managing
Di ector B. Steuart left for lake
points ou Saturday.
G. A. Barrat returned from the
States on Thursday hft. He expressed himself as very satisfied
with the information gathered
across the line. Colonel Scott is expected back io Vernon tbis week.
The daily output of cars for tbe
tbe week ending March 15 iB as follows:
March 10 1 car
March 11 i car
Marcb 12 2 cars
Marcb 13 i car
Marcb 14 9 carg
March 15 1 car
Total  15 cars
The falling off in the movement
is attributed to the removal of the
dump duty by the government, this
making cbonp Americsn apples obtainable at prices comparable witb
Associated nfferhgs. — Associated
(Jrowers of  British Columbia, Ltd.
One of t! e most attractive features of the Canadian Pacific Railway Compa: y's pavilion at the British Empire Exhibition, Wembly,
will be tl 3 Illuminated exterior
panels, and :he Neon lighting effect,
similar to that used at the Coliseum,
London, which is wonderfully penetrating" and effective under all atmospheric conditions. The interior
of the bui ding displays, through
working m: dels and magnificent oil
I and water color paintings, the maay
ramifications of the great transportation system as well as the natural
I  resources of this country.
According to E. N. Todd, freight
1 traffic manager of the Canadian
j Pacific Railway the year 1924 will
be a banner one as regards foreign
| capital coming into the country.
I "During the year 1923 a number of
I silk manufacturers from England
I and the United States decided to
1 locate in Canada, and from present
j indications this particular movement
j is only in its infancy. At the pres-
I ent time our industrial department
I is in correspondence with a very
j large number of manufacturers who
! are seriously considering locating in,
I Canada." *i J
The following is the minimum
tnd maximum temperature for eacb
day during the past week, as recorded by the government thermom-
uter on E. V, Law's ranch:
/Max.     Min.
March 14—Friday    51 36
15—Siiturday    51 27
16- Sunday   48 30
17—Monday  54 25
18—Tuesday  58 26
19—Wednesday... 52        27
20- Thursday  46 31
Rainfall 00
The man who is wronged
can forget it; the man who
wronged him never can.
Happiness is neither a vested right nor a self sustained
A merry heart doeth good
Ufa (Sranb Storka §un
 . 1	
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) $1.00
One Yoar (in the United States)      1.50
',/."Addresr -■* -cations to
The Grand Fork? Sun
' Phonk 101R Grand Forks. B. C^
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1924
Notes, Notions and Notables
With the apparent collapse of the third
party investigation at Victoria, the old line
parties are displaying activities and preparing
for a general election, which, if it is held this
year, will not take place until late in the fallt
according to the most reliable information
fram the capital. The admission of Rossiter
that he had attempted to get $5000 from the
Conservatives for the copies of papers he had
abstracted from the government files; his admission that he has been on the payroll of the
third party at $250 per month, with the
promise of a permanent well paid job in the
civil service if the third party are elected to
office, and the manner in which his charges
have faded into thin air when enquired into,
have caused a change in public sentiment and
restored confidence in the older port:es.
With the amalgamation of Grand Forks and
Greenwood constituencies, it is believed that
Hon. Dr.   MacLean will  be a candidate in
Vancouver city, where both  General  McRae
and W. J. Bowser will also run.   There is a
marked falling off of candidates  for the McRae ticket.    John Nelson, who  resigned  the
vice presidency of the Conservation association to join hands with General  McRae, and
who was expected to be a candidate in  Van
couver, has now accepted a position under the
Rockefeller Foundation to report on the Japanese question in British Columbia, and Ash-
worth Anderson,organizer for the third party,
is suffering from a nervous breakdown.
The failure of the charges against Mr. Bowser leaves him in undisputed possession of the
Conservative leadership, and it is said that an
effort to bring out several of the younger
men of the party throughout the country is to
be made.
''Your manufacturer has his hand in the
pocket of the wholesaler, and the wholesaler
has his hand in the pocket of the retailer, and
the retailer's in the pocket of the farmer.
Where is the pocket the farmer can get into?
It ain't there."—Senator Magnus Johnson of
Many families have got christening robes
treasured away in some old press or chest or
trunk. Some old English families have robes
which.- have historical interest. Earl Fitzwilliam has, for instance, a gauze scarf, which
is attached to the robe of an infant at a christening. It is reputed to have been owned by
William the conqueror, and to have been given
to him by an ancestor of the Fitzwilliams after
the battle of Hastings. Lord Clanwilliam's
family also owns the robe worn by the Duke
of Kent, Queen Victoria's father, at his christening, it having been given to the lady who
held the royal bad}', and to have passed later
into the possession of Lord Clanwilliam's ancestors. Now Princess Mary will put away
another addition to the store of treasured
relics of infancy.
man looked down with benevolence upon the
people of the valley, and how one of the valley
people, with gazing and pondering upon the
benign countenance grew at last to have the
same expression. There is an even better face
of stone on Cushing's island, in Portland har
bor, Maine.
The association of the hare with the moon,
particularly at the time of Easter, is of obscure
origin. It is evidently a folklore notion of
great antiquity and wide distribution. The
fact that the rabbit is nocturnal in habit, coming out to feed "i' the dark o' the moon," may
account for the association of ideas. The
colored eggs which the little Dutch children
get up so early to search for on Easter morning are laid, they say, by the Easter hare.- It
is asserted by students of such matters that
the left hind foot of a graveyard rabbit, killed
in the dark of the moon, brings good luck to
the possessor. Those actors and actressas who
are superstitious usually have a rabbit foot
among the articles in their make up box. Also
it must be remembered that a rabbit's foot
makes an excellent brush-and is used as such
in applying gold leaf.
The wildest nightmares are no worse than
some realities. Imagine a lake of epsom salt.
It exists at Basque in British Columbia. It is
at least forty one feet deep, and perhaps more,
The miners who discovered it drilled to that
depth and were then obliged to cease for lack
of drilling facilities. The lake is said to cover
an area of seven acres, and to have a hard
crystal surface. When the snow melts from
the mountains the surface is covered six inches
deep with water, which quickly becomes brine,
Then the sun evaporates it, and all that is
necessary is to score and lift off the thick crust
■■•hat has formed. Spring freshels prepare an
other seven-acre pan It is in this respect
like the lake asphalt in Trinidad.
Among the Easter decorations to be seen at
this season, in shop windows and elsewhere,
are many Easter bells in floral designs and
delicate colors. In Latin countries and in rural
Quebec the chocolate bell is very popular,
especially with boys and girls, to whom it
typifies one of the most pleasing of childish
Easter legends—that of the yearly flight of
the church bells to Rome. Little boys and
girls are taught to watch and waite for the
flight of the bells, and though no one has ever
seen them Hy, the children are always hopeful
that some time, if they listen carefull, they
will hear the chimes as the bells leave their
steeple and float off through the night on their
journey to Rome to be blessed. The explana
tion, of course, is the silence of the bells at
Passiontide and their pealing again at Easter,
Ten million dollars is the value put on the
royal gold plate at Windsor. It includes a
gold dinner service, ordered by George IV,
for 140 persons, and one of the finest wine
coolers iu the world, added to the collection
by the same monarch; a shield formed of snuff
boxes, worth .$45,000, and thirty dozen plates
worth $50,000. There is also a^variety of pieces
brought from the colonial and Eastern possessions. The latter include a peacock made of
precious stones of every description, worth
$150,000, and Tippoo's footstool, a tiger's head
with crystal teeth, the tongue being a solid
ingot of gold. Among the royal plate at Mind
sor is a knife which was presented to George
IV by the cutlers of Sheffield. It ^»as over
100 blades.
E.C. Henniger Co.
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime and Salt
Cement and Plaster
Poultry Supplies
Grand Forks, B. C.
'Established 1910
Real Estate and Insurance
Resides! Arput Qrisnd Forks Townsite
.. Company, Limited
Farms      Orchards     City Property
"Agents at Nelson, Calgary, Wihnlpe-r and
other Prairie points.  Vanoouver Agents:
Established In 1910, we are In a position to
lurnish reliable information eonoerulng this
Write lor (ren iltenrture
Transfer Company
City Baggage and General
Coal,  Wood and   Ice
* (or Sale
Offloe  at R.  F.  Petrie't Store
Phone 64
C.V. Meggitt
Real Estate and Insurance
Excellent fanilities for selling your (aims
We have agents at all Coast and Prairie
Poiuts N
Reliable Information regarding this distrct
obeerfiilly furnished. We sollolt your inquiries.
Wholesale and Retail
Havana Cigars, Pipes
Confectionery ]
City   Real Estate For
Applications for immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, are invited.
Prices:--From $25.00 per lot upwards.
Terms i»Cash and approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may be seen at the
City Clerk.
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grand Forks. B. C.
Travellers among the White mountains of
New Hampshire look with wonder upon the
"Old Man of the Monntains,"so life like is
this profile of a human face which nature has
carved in the rocky hillside. The strange stone
"face" juts out from the famous Franconia
Notch, 1500 feet above Profile lake, and consists of three disconnected ledges of grauite,
which have atl aggregate height of about forty
feet. One ledge iorms the forehead, another
the nose and upper lip, and the third the chin
There is a tradition that the Indians wor
shipped this image. Hawthorne in his story.
The Great .Stone Face," tells how the stone
o4ncient History
Item* Taken Prom The Qrand Forks Sun for the Cornikpondtng
'Week Twenty Yean Ago
W. H. Covert's potato crop, after wintering the ground, is said to be in prime condition.
Peter A. Z. Pare, proprietor of the Yale
barber snop, has found it necessary to employ
another barber owing to increased trade.
Tbe Grand Forks "ocal barons," who have
immense holdings in the East Kootenay, will
organize a company.
A largely attended citizens' meeting on
Tuesday evening condemned the "wide open"
A government report sho ws that there are
ten schools in this district.
Furniture Made to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kinds,
Upholstering Neatly   Don
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
Cheap Night Rates
We just know you adore a "bargain;"
'most everybody does; and even public
utility companies offer them!
Hold your Long Distance spcial conversations between the hours of 7 p.m. and
8 a.m , when we give you a conversatiou
lasting three times that of the day period
allowed at the regular day rate to B. C.
Telephone Company stations. Now,
what could be more alluring?
Call the "Rate Clerk" for charges or
other particulars.
It's Lhe worst wheel that
makes the most noise in the
Don't regret too mujh your ups
and downs; after all the only man
wbo has none is in tbe cemetery.
Canadian   Blind   Babies9  Home
Nursery, Hospital and -anderjiarten
Dominion Charter,   Without Stook  Subscription.
DIRECTORS—Hon. Martin Uurrell, Hon. President; Hou. J. G. Turriff.
President;.! B. Fitaii<n ujch, Vice President; El^trd Grnnd, Seoretary,
C. Blaokett Robinson, Cor. Secretary; J. F. McKinley, Treasurer; Lt.-Col.-
Whiton, M.D., R. H. Campbell, Thomas Mulvey, K.C, A. E. Provost, W.
Lylo lloid, A. J, Froiiuan, Cnarles H Pinhey, 0. IS, W. J, Cairns, and Tom
TRUSTEES— C. li. Pinhey, O.E, Thomas Mulvoy. K.C, A. J. Freidman
Legal .Wdviaer Banker* Auditor
John I. MnoCr ick m, K.C.    Royal Bank of Canada.     A. A. Crawley, C. A.
iJThe Objects of thii Institution, for which Incorporation was recently obtained, are: "To pnvide a Some and Refuge for Baby and Infant Blind; to
provide free Scientific Care, Training and Maintenance; to Save the Lives of
even a few of tho m my of sush unfortunates, who, for the laok of suoh service, perish every yVirj and to return these little ones to their parents, at
school age with nor.ual, healthy bodies' and sound minds."
This is a large and graatly needed Child Welfare Service. Careful enquiry
at the Government offices in the verious provinces reveals the fact that there
are at the presant time nearly 250 Infant Blind in the Dominion, Nothing
has yet been done for those helpless little ones. In the United States, 16
years ago, the flrst home was opened in New York City; they have now homes
in 13 States, all doing excellent work. In England, some time ago, Sir Arthur Pearson organized "Sunshine House," Chorley Wood, for Blind Babies,
and he claims that it is the only one in the British Empire. Let us have the
SECOND in Canada. To reach this worthy end money is urgently required.
Fifty Thousand Dollars is the present objective of the Boajd. While the
Home is to be located in Ottawa it will take in tbe Baby Blind from every
province, so that this APPBAL for funds will be Dominion wide, and an
early and generous response is confidently expected. Cheques should be made
payable to the Canadian Blind Babies Home Association. All remittances
will be promptly acknowledged.
Tell The People
What   You   Have
A Great Railway Exhibit at London's Great
Empire Show
(1) The entry to the Imp-Mind, building of the Canadian Paclli c Railway at the Empire Exhibition is Imposing. (1) The Exhibition
Hall la filled with displays of Canadian products and scenic glories.   (3) A complete theatre is
also part at the Company's exhibit.
Canada's exhibit at the British Empire Exhibition,
which opens at Wembly next month, will be one of the
most interesting and attractive features of the whole.
No phase of Canadian life or activities has been overlooked and every resource of the country •rill be displayed to good advantage. The Canadian Pacific Pavilion, which has been designed to harmonize with thc
Government building, directly faces the main bridge
leading into this portion of the grounds and at once
catches the eye of all visitors. This pavilion is a
massive building, approached by a broad flight of steps
flanked on either side by bronze . models of buffalo
and moose. A strong color scheme will be stjikingly
emphasized at night by a Neon lighting effect similar
to that at the Coliseum in London, wonderfully penetrating and effective under all atmospheric conditions,
and another attractive feature of the exterior will be
the encircling series of illuminating panels In relief depleting the manifold activities of the Canadian Pacific.
Equally alluring will be the decorations and exhibits
in the interior of the pavilion. The floor space on the
ground floor comprises 7,700 square feet. Along the
main floor there runs a 400-foot frieze illustrating the
Canadian Pacific route from the United Kingdom to
Japan. In this diorama there will be moving models of
Canadian Pacific liners crossing the Atlantic and Pacific
Oceans, mechanically driven a*hd electrically illuminated, and the train journey across the Dominion will be
depicted by two Trans-Canada trains, each consisting of
locomotive and eight coaches. These also will be
electrically Illuminated ami mechanically driven- with
head and rear lights, etc., and the realistic effect will be
supplemented by an Illuminated signal system, automatic Kates, and all the nlbnr n.nnnrtpnnnpoa nf *, cnm.
plete railway track.
In an adjoining section of the interior exhibits there
will be shown six mechanically and electrically Illuminated vitascope models of Liverpool, Quebec, tht?
prairie region, Banff Springs Hotel In the Canadian
Rockies, Vancouver and Yokohama.
A fruit orchard scene in British Columbia and a scene
depicting Japan and Japanese life are next presented
for the entertainment and edification of the visitors
The model of Japan gives a general view of the country
around Fuji Yama, with the world-famed mount itself
rising high In the heavens. There will also be models
of Japanese houses, bridges, streets and other typlca'
sights of the Flowery Kingdom.
Prospective settlers in the Dominion will be attracted
by the model of a 160-acre irrigation farm in the west
with all the buildings and equipment, running water
and moving train running across \he holding. The
adventure-lover will be charmed by the spacious scene
depicting the big game life of Canada. Grizzly bears,
black bears, wolves, muskox and other representative
specimens of the denizens of the wilds will confront
the spectators in defiant attitude. All over the building, too, the heads of big game will snarl or grin, according to the respective temperaments of their erstwhile owners.
The lecture hall, which will accommodate 300 people,
ls very artistically arranged and decorated. Numerous
cases, containing grain, flsh, birds, maple sugar and
honey exhibits will be on view. There will be a continuous cinema performance ln this hall between the
hours of one and five-thirty, and between seven and
ten, with a lecturer in attendance to explain i-nr* -->.
Tlie certlfleata aa shown above will be ****** to all passengers,   ssbourd the Kmpressss   ot (Junudii wis
beiore Neptune,  aa  did  thoae IMiiaiiw  on th* Baapreas of France laat yenr, who are shown  Iss  oil
sum 8*
When to travel upon the sea waa to venture in great
danger It wu usually thought wise by the voyagers
to propitiate the god of the waters by making gifts to him
before setting sail, and oftentimes, when Neptune displayed his wrath at Ma, human sacrifices were made to
him. To our superstitious ancestors the son of Saturn
and Ops had great power over the waves, especially those
of the sea, and had, therefore, tn his hands the welfare of
all vessels and their human and other freight. The
worship of Neptune was early introduced into Rome,
and July 28rd, "Neptunalia," was his feast.
As science reduced the terrors of the) sea, and
education aad higher civilisation erased the sometimes
terrible superstitions trom the minds of the world, so the
worship of and sacrifices to Neptune ceased, but even to
this day he is venerated by many Latin and Scandinavian
•ailors and no ship crosses the equator without some
recognition being made ot him. Usually this takes the
nrm ot a burlesque performanee in which those who are
nuking their fint "crowing of the line" are iaitiated into
the mysteries of the deep.
The unique photograph reproduced above i* as i
aboard the Canadian Pacific 'Empress of France"
on a "Round the World" cruise last year,    h'c*] -
boarded the great liner in the early mor'nin- oi ;h.
on which the "line" was crossed, and held powl
was  attended  by  the  Royal   Barber  and  other
officials who assisted in the initiation ccrcmor.v
of the passengers were summoned to his august pre *■
and were tried for their misdemeanour, puni hir.o'n
praise being awarded without favor.   Tliose who i
duced evidence of having been '-Initiated'1 More  ■
of course, exempt from trial.
This year, when Neptune boards the Emprc
Canada, which leaves New York on a Round the V
cruise on January 30th. hi:- secretary will Issue to nl! i:
who pass before the God of thc Waters, certlflci.ti
that effect, which wili lie countersigned by Capli-i
Robinson, R.N.R., whiicc-iin-iintls the vesF.ol.nnd • '
besides being valuable souvenirs ut lhe trip, wills:?
the holder from furthvr trial.
Men's all-J wool underwear,
Stanfields and Wool nap
Brand, at $5.00 per suit.
Men's all-wool Winter Pants
at $5.00 per pair.
Men's Mackinaws, the very
best, at $12.68 each.
Also full lines ot Men's Heavy
Rubbers, ranging in price
from $3.25 to $6.00.
Call and see our stock before
purchasing. We think it
will pay you.
Phone SO
bssminion Monumental Works
Aslx-stoa Products Co. Roofing
BOX 332
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty JI
Vacant, unreserved, surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British (subjects over 11 year* of ace,
and Sty aliens on deolarlng Intention
to became British subjeota, conditional npon residence, occupation,
and Improvement tor agricultural
Fall Information concerning re-ru-
atlona regarding pre-emptlona \a
given la Bulletin No. 1, Land Series'.
'How to Pre-empt Land," coplea ot
Ahloh oan be obtained free of charge
)S" addressing the Department of
I.and*, Victoria, B.C., or to any Oov-
' i-nment Agent.
Records will be granted covering
inly land suitable for agricultural
iiurposee, and whioh ls not llinber-
land, l.e, carrying over 5,000 board
feet par acre west of the Coast lungs
and M00 feet per acre east nf thet
Applications fer pre-empiionu are
to be addressed to the Land Com-
mlsaloner of the Land Recording D\
vision, ln which the land applied for
Is situated, and are ma"av on printed
forms, copies of which can hu obtained from tha Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must bn occupied foi
five years and Improvements mado
to value of $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least five
aorea, before a Crown Grant can bu
For more detailed Information see
tlio Bulletin "Uow to Pre-empt
Application-- ure received for pur
chase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being llmberland
for agricultural purposes, minimum
price of flrst-olass (arable) Innitla ti
per acre, and second-cla.-i CtfrazlnjR
land |2.D0 per acre. ITurilier Information regarding purohase or lease
of Crown lands is given in Bulletin
tto. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
:imber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including paym-nt of
• Unsurvayed areaa, not exceeding ao
acres, may be leased as homo-mess1,
conditional upon a dwelllns bolns
erected In the flrst year, title being
obtainable after residence and im
provement conditions aro fuffllleii
and land hae boen surveyed.
For graaing and Industrial purposes areas not ozoeedlng 0-10 acres*
may ba laaaed by one person or ■
Under the Grazing Act the Pro\
Ince la divided into grazing district
and the range administered under -i
Graslng       Commissioner.       Annu.il
graslng permits are Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given I
'o established owners.  Stock-ownern |
nay form   associations    for    range
iinagement.   Free, or partially free
units  are  available   for    settlers.
impers   and   travellers,   ue   te   ten
;: nd.
The shortest
P. A, Z. PARE, Proprietor j |
Yalk . Hotkl, Fi nsT Si shut
thing in the
isn't a mosquito's eyelash or a gnat's
whisker, or any other part of any insect
whatsoever--IT IS THE MEMORY OF
If I you doubt this ask the first men
men you meet the following questions:
21 When did the R34 cross the Atlantic?
Who was her pilot? On What date was
Lord Kitchener drowned? What was
the name of the ship that blew up and
almost wiped out the city of Halifax?
What German submarine torpedoed
the Lusftania?
It is a safe bet that you would not
get one correct answer.
Now do you see the necessity of persistent advertising? When the details
of events of world wide importance are
so soon forgotten how do you expect
thc public to remember you unless
YOU TELL'EM-and keep telling them?
One step won't take very far,
9You've got to keep on walking;
| JOne word won't tell folks who you are,
" \i]You've got to keep on talking;
One inch won't make you very tall,
You've got to keep on growing;
One little ad. won't do it all,
You've got to keep them going.
Brown started out without a cent;
He's rich now and still rising;
Some say 'twas luck; some say 'tw.
HE says 'twas advertising. mmnit giandi-orkb, British Columbia
The Distinctive Flavor
has   won it millions  of users.
Try  it  today and Know why.
News of the Gity
The trial of the boy wbo burglarized Miller & Gardner's st re a
couple of weeks ago came up before
Magistrate Neil McCallum on Saturn
day. Tbe father of the boy was
fined (20 aod in additioo was ordered to furnish two sureties of
1*200 eacb.
Tbe laws ire being enforced in
some parts of the country. A man
in Hossland was fined $50 laat wee k
for being drunk and disorderly.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Matthews
have moved into Harvey Hanson's
house in the West ward.
Hon. J. D. MacLean, provincial
secretary and minister of education,
passed tbreugb the city a couple of
tiooep tbis week on bis way to and
from Nelson, which city he visited
on deparlmental business.
'■A farcical theatrical display to
tbe tune of (2000 a day at the ex<
pejjee of the taxpayers," is the way
Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith, M.L A.,
refers to the Pacific Great Eastern
British Columbia apples in small
quantities are moving from Vancouver to Holland, Cermany and
Belgium, but Washington and  Ore-
Corporation  of  the  City of
Grand Forks
When requiring the Chief of Po»
lice, please phone Central, giving
phone nnmber from which you are
calling, and ask Central to turn on
the red lights; then await reply from
the Chief.
By Order,
Board of Police Commissioners.
A~ nerve covering Lots 2911s and 2912a,
Hiiiiiiliiiini'i'ii Division of Vale District, is
cancelled ami tht; sold Lands will be open to
purchase only nn'ler the provisions of the
"LiuhI Act,"
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department o* Lauds,
Vlolorfa, B.C..
February 21, 1024.
m      >tl
NOTICK IS HKItEllV OIVKN that tlie re*
lervoonverlngaertaln lamls Initio vicinity
of Ket iln Kiver. siiivryed us Lois 14S7s, 1488s,
Z'.iuU- and 2010a, Mmilkuuioou Division or Vale
District, is cancelled, und 'lie lunds will bc
open for piirclmse only, under llio provisions
of tlie "Laud Act."
(1. B. NADKN,
Deputy Minister ut Lands.
Department of L'luils,
Victoria, II.C,
Kobrii iry 21, 1921.
FORKS, li. C.
The annual Road Tax of $2.00
levied under By law 143 on each person 1-etMeen tho ages of twenty one
and siNty years who is not the registered owner of property within the
City of Grand Forks or who is not
otherwise exempt, is now due and
payable to the Chief of Police or at
the City Oflice.
gon exporsers are reported to have
materially increased the volume of
trade witb these European countries.
Hilda Katherina Holm, aged 43
years ar.d 7 months, wife of Anton
P. Holm, died at Cascade on Sundav last. Tbe funeral took place at
3 o'clock yesterday afternoon from
Holy Trinity church in this city,
where services were beld. Interment
was made in Evergreen cemetery.
D. C. Coleman, vice-president of
the C.P. ll, western lines, passed
through the city last Saturday by
special train, enroute east from-tbe
Mrs. Catherine Hippie, a pioneer
of tbe Cascade district, passed away
at that place last week.
Harry Sales, aged 56 years, died
in Cascade on Tuesday last.
Mrs. Geo. Boug, of GreenwoodL
was admitted as a patient to the
Grand Forks hospital on Modnay
being seriously ill.
J. H. Goodeve, of Greenwood, was
in the city on Wednesday.
C. Scott Galloway, an, old timer
of Grand Forks wbo still owns a
ranch here, is back in tbe Boundary
from tbe coast.
Recent Amendments
to the Game Act
A recent amendment to the game
act, which does not seem ta be generally known, includes in the furs-
bearing classification wolverine and
lynx, two animals wbich up to the
present time bave not been classed
undcj tbis head. Tbe result is that
these animals came under tbe close
season regulations, and it is unlawful to kill or trap them.*' A number
of these animals have recently been
brought in, and to tbe disappoints.
ment of tbose who had captured
them tbey were confiscated. Ag tbe
cbange is not generally known it is
not likely prosecutions will be
pressed, though warnings are being
sent out whenever occasion presents
itself. Another regulation provides
tbat ail deer which are killed must
have tbe beads left on the carcass
when being brought in.
There is nothing in the
world worth doing wrong for.
If you expect your customer's attention, you must
give him some of your own.
They that forsake the law
praise the wicked. But such
as keep the law contend with
A man's true wealth is the
good he does in the world.
A customer offended is
harder to be won than a
strong city.
THF SDN '"tho favorite new8"
X UU (Jfii paper of the citizens
of the district. It is read by more
people in the city and valley than any
other paper because it is fearless, re
liable, clean, bright and entertaining.
It is always independent but never
Frank Rikert, .Who Left
Illinois for California in
Covered Wagon in 1864,
Wouldn't Take $100 for
Bottle of Tanlac.
You Cannot .Judge
By Appearance
It is impossible to tell the quality'
of tea by the appearance of the leaf.
A rough, coarse, uneven y rolled tea
may taste mncli better in the cup
than a closely roiled, well tipped tea
that LOOKS much finer. The only
way to be sure of getting tea of rehab e quality is to buy a toa like
"SAIjADA", whose goodness and
purity are guaranteed.
The gold wines cf Northern Ontario bro'.-c ail previous r:n.a..!s in
the month of January, when th"*j
produced approximately $2,100,000,
based on prelinr: ary rejjoi-ts ru-
ccived from the mints.
It is reported that arrangement*!
have bcen made for the financing of
a $500,000 plant in Edmonton, Alta.,
tor the manufacture of paving
blocks from the tar sands of Fort
The first of the private fur auction sales which we Hudson Bay
Company has decided to hold in future at their head office in Montreal took place recently, when a collection of various furs, estimated
roughly at $25,000 to $80,000 value,
wai put up for sale by sealed bids.
Grain handled at tba port of
Montreal in 1923 totalled 120,013,-
•038 bushels, the largest amount
chipped through any port in North
America during the year. Montreal
[thus maintains for the third consecutive year her position as the
leading grain exporting port ef tae
Dr. Geo. II. Locke, chief librarian,
Toronto, at the request of the Canadian Authors' Association, ha*
undertaken to supervise the (election of volumes for the Canadian
literature exhibit at the British Em-
pire Exhibition. The task involves
the Catherine; toKi-thcr of 500 representative 1:. oks a ill it is anticipated
will take about a fortnight.
From all Indications, the potato
r'lipments to Havara this season
from the port of St. John, New
C runs wick, will groatly exceed those
of last year. To date there have
been 750,317 bushels sent forward
i.i twenty steamers, while from Sap-
t nber 1, 1C22, until January 81,
l":">, n i al oi 505,G68 bushels
ii.ro shipped in civentucn steamers.
The annuul Tax of $1.50 on each
male tlog and $2.50 un eaoh female
dog levied under Hy law 142 is now
due and payable to the Chief of Police
or at the City Orlice.
JOHN A. HUTTON, Clerk, ,
Frank Rikert, well-known resident of North Sacramento, Cal.,
who came to tbe state from Illinois
in a covered wagon in 1864, along
witb other hardy pioneers, recently
exhibited a bottle of Tanlac, which
he had just purchased, to a friend
at his bome and remarked: "If I
thought tbis was the last bottle of
Tanlac I would ever be able to buy,
I wouldn't take one hundred dollars
for it," tbus proving the high valu»
ation   he   places  on  tbe    famous
"I believe Tanlac really saved my
life when I took it after tbe Flu
abouf a year ago," continued Mr.
Rikert, "for tbe attack left me 20
pounds of! in weight, and unable
to turn over in my bed without ae
sistance I tell you, I thought my
time bad surely come.
"But, thanks to my wife's insistence, I kept on taking Tanlao till
I was able to do all my work again,
bad back -.11 my lost weight, and
I've been feeling years younger
ever since. I'm always telling my
friends about Tanlac, and can't say
too much for il."
Tanlac is for sale by all.good
druggists. Accept no substitute.
Over 40 million bottles olds.
Take Tanlac Vegetable Pills.
Del Monte Salmon, l's 25c
Pilchards, 1-2's 10c
Our Stock is Fresh, and is therof ore the
Phone 25        H. H. Henderson, Prop.
IT brings the whole country for miles around within easy reach.
Have you aeen the new models! They're as graceful aa swallows! Aa
bright as new coinl As weatherproof as a duck? 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.
J. R. MOOYBOER SB!^8i&ar*
Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Cloek
UNLESS you see the name "Bayer" on tablets, you
are not getting Aspirin at all
Accept only an "unbroken package" of "Bayer Tablets of
Aspirin," which contains directions and dose worked out by
physicians during 22 years and proved safe by millions for
Colds Headache Rheumatism
Toothache       Neuralgia Neuritis
Earache Lumbago Pain, Pain
Handy "Bayer" boxes of 12 tablets-Also bottles of 24 and lOfr-Dragglsti.
manufacture, to assist thei public Mains. ,\r\,?.„n*l'0Zn £h>*{ i4,pir'5 ****** B*r"
wlU *» .tamped with KlT-SSL^
RADIO for 1924
The most up-to-date Radio sets today are our YELCO brand
of Receivers. Onr prices are less, our products better. We
will install it for you and turn on the current the same day
you order the phone.
If yon want your home to be the most attractive place in
town for your boys and girls and for yourself, put in a Radio,
phone (built with the new Myers tubes) in your most cosy
ronm. Not only attractive, it's wonderful! It costs but little*
it entartains must.   Let Us Demonstrate to Yon.
P.S.—Did you know that last week 50,000 people stood by
and listened to messages sent to citizens of Qrand Forks (the
first time) out of the bine skyl But it will happen often hereafter.
THE HUB—Bring your boot
and shoe repairs to my
shop for neat and prompt
work. Look for the big
boot.—GEO.   ARMSON
|The new Continental remedy called
ts a simple harmless home-treatment which
absolutely cures deaf neis, noises In the head,
for this new Ointment, instantly operates
upon the affected parts with oomplete and
Mrs.K. Wilkinson, of Slad Road, Stroud.
writes:—"Please uoiilil trouble you to send
me another box of the Ointment. It la not for
myse.t, but for a friend of mine who It as bail
at 1 was,and eannot get any rest for the noises
in'the iiead. I feel a new woman, and can eo
to bed now and Ret a good night's rest. « nieh
1 had not been able to do lor many months.
It Is a wonderful remedy and 1 ain most do-
lighted to reoommend It."   :   .   .
Mrs. E. Crowe, ol Whltehorae Koad, Croydon, writes:—"I am pleased to tell you that
theamall tin of ointment you sent to me at
Ventnor, has proved a complete; suoeees, my
hearing It now quite normal, and the horrl -
ble heaa noises bave eeased. The action of
this new remedy must be very remarkable,
for I have been troubled with theso com-
plaints lor nearlv ten years, and have had
some of lhe very nest medioal advloe toKethcr
with other expensive instruments all to no
purpose, I need hardly say how very grateful I am, for my life has undergone an eulire
Try one box to-day.whloh oan be forwarded
to any address on receipt of money order for
Address orders to:—
;r3  -i THB "LAHMALBNB" CO.,
10,South View, Watllng St., Dartford,
jKeut, England.
We have secured the
agency for Grand
ForkSj of a large
Western Publishing
House which manufactures a - superior
grade of Counter
Check Books—carbon back and carbon
leaf styles.
Prices Are Right
Encourage Western
enterprises and keep
Western money in
the West.
Any Quantity
from 100 up to 2500
The Sun
Job Department
I have opened a new harness shop and am prepared
to mako harness to order
and do all kinds of repair
work. • Shop equipped with
modern machinery. All work
guaranteed: '
C. A. Crawford)
Ship Your Cream to
The Kettle Valley
Creamery Go.
We pay the highest price and assnre
you the most accurate test. Qive your
local creamery your trade.
-TPH-i value of well-
printed* neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holdiag desirable business has been amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
Wedding invitations
Bail programs
Business cards
ViriHng cards
ShY~nng tags
Price lists
New Type
Latest Style
Columbia Avenue and
Uke Street


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