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 A man often does himself a favor by keeping on good terms with his neighbors
The regular meeting of. the city
council was held In the council chamber on Monday evening, the mayor
and all the aldermen being present.
Lot 2 in blodb 5, mav 62, waa sold
under tax sale proceedings tor the
upset price of $41.45.
The attorney general's department notlfled the city ot
the appointment of J. A. MoCallum ss Judge of the Juvenile court, with jurisdiction covering the old Orand
Forks electoral district.
"** A iletter from, the Ku Klux Klan, Vancouver, regarding the Asiatic population in Canada, was ordered Med.
A letter from District Road Engineer Gwyer, of Penticton, enclosing information in regard to rock crushing
equipment, was received, and the clerk was Instructed to
acknowledge the receipt of the same and to thank Mr.
Gwyer for the Information contained therein.
A leltter from Attorney General Manson advised the
council that the. matter.of the appointment of a police
commissioner for the city of Grand B'orks would be given
early consideration. -    —
The application of J. Pyrah for_an Increase insalary as
caretaker of the cemetery, was referred to the cemietery
committee for consideration.
The sale of some old buildings was reported, and a price
of 1750Was placed on the heating plant in the Granby
The mayor named tbo following standing committees,
the first nauned member in each case being subsequently
chosen as chairman:
Finance—Aid. Liddicoat, Miller and Donaldson.        ',
Fire, Water and Lif*ht—Aid. Miller, Liddicoat and Simmons.
Board.of Works—Aid. Donaldson, Simmons and Miller.
Cemetery and Parks t—Aid. Simmons, Donaldson and
•Health and Relief—Aid. Stm-mlong, Liddicoat and Donaldson.
The recreation comimittee reported that a schedule
had been drawn up regarding activities In the opera
house. School, teamschool teams are to be allowed tree
use of the hall, and adult organizations will be changed
$1 per night to cover costs of lights and incidental repairs,
The committee -Uso revorted that the net receipts of last
week's carnlvel were $27.46.
Progress was reported on the Installation of a crush
fng outfit and. a qower line.
StasliKg 'Em in Winter
No   16
"Tell ne what you Know Is tni.i
I c* d'Husss as well e* yets."
Member Says Marketing
Control Bill Is Illegal
Victoria, February IS.—The moat serious opposition
that has been evidenced during the present session of the
legislature to the marketing control bill was presented
by Captain Ian Mackenzie Thursday afternoon when he
claimed that the measure was ultra virus as interfering
with trade and commerce.
With this view Attorney General Manson sharply disagreed, but iPreroier Oliver, who has already Indicated
doubts of the same character, warned the house to go
slowly. Mr. Manson said the demand for the legislation
was so urgent that it should be passed and the question
of constitutionality left to the courts.
The premier added that it was the desire of the gov-
ernmJent to deal fairly with those who were Interested
in the better conditions of the fruit Industry, but he counselled that it would be wise to proceed slowly. He Bald
that in his opinion legislation of thos kind was dangerous.
The discussion arosethrough Captain Mackenzie having
risen to a special pont of order. He claimed that the
measure, if pssead, would be ultra virus of the legislature.
He also, added that tbe penalties proposed to be provided
by the bill would ibe contrary to the provisions of the
criminal code of Canada. They would, furthermore, provide for the confiscation ot property, which was contrary
to public policy.
Russia of Today
To start or not to start. That is the question these cold
mornings. And yet when you figure out just how the gas
ls fed through the carburetor, why there Is nothing to lt,
ITlio usual method is to get into the seat.crank the engine with Iho starter a few times and then if it seems
that the battery ih getting weak, get out and prime the
cylinders. iSonjietimes the driver overprimes the cylinders and the engine is "choked," ln which case he cranks
a few times to free tho cylinders of sdmia of the raw
gasoline. But priming by hand means lifting the hood,
getting a can of gasoline or priming mixture and pouring
it Into the petcocks. This is a-fine procedure for an up-
to-date motorist in zero weather with the ground cov
ered with snow and his body beginning to feel the effects
even of the fifteen minuteh' exposure.
When you prime you Introduce raw gasoline or a mixture right into the combustion chamber or Into the intake
manifold. Therefore, If you use the primer to any considerable extent and apply the choke freely, you are
bound to get excessive crankcase oil dilution. The
liquid fuel which happens to remain in the cylinders will
work down past the pistons. It lis for this reason that
you shoul avoid priming any more than you have to and
avoid avoid using the choke too freely.
One of the absolute essenllalh to easy starting Is good
ignition. Without this, even a good mixture is hard to
fire. The experienced motorist knows this and sees to
it that the battery is always kept well charged, that the
connections are clean and tight at every point in the Ignition system, that the plugs are clean and the gap is well
One of Hie greatest causeh of engine wear ts driving
with the "choke" ofut ln cold weather. Investigation
has shown thut the flood of gasoline pumped into the
cylinders is not ignited by the explosion and drains down
the cylinder walls into the crankcase and dilutes the oil.
gasoline washes away the oil film on the cylinder wallh
and causes metal to rub against metal. Scoring of the
cylinder walls and other costly damage results.
"Leaning" on the starter on cold mornings will soon
sap the life from a ibattery. If tlie engine falls after having "stepped on tho starter" get out and look for trouble.
A good way to start the car fn the morning during cold
weather is to use the crank to turn the engine over a few
tlmeh. This churns up the oil and makes starting easier,
with less drain on the battery.
May Kill Marketing Bill
Victoria, February IB.—If the fruit marketing bill passes
the legislature it will not be as a government bill, and
today-'s developments indisate that the sledding will be
exceedingly difficult for this contentious measure, which
has caused more comment than any other (bill in recent
It is definitely known that Attorney General Manson
and at least one other minister consider lt "dangerous"
Had the bill been confined solely to fruit marketing, all
might have well. However, when is was suggested that
forms of agricultural produce, particularly milk, might
come under a control bill, there was war at once,
Vancouver and Victoria officials feared a "combine"
and their attitude has materially lessened the chances of
the bill being adopted.
By. special arrangement a meeting of the agricultural
committee of the legislature will be held on Tuesday
morning, when all persons interested in the bill will be
heard. It ls hoped by the chairman, Dr. E. J Hothwell,
to dispose of the committee's work at this meeting, after
which the contentious bill will be thrown into the legislature for flnal disposal.
February 17.—Announcing
reductions   estimated    at
Hon. J. A. Robb    today
to the   house   his   fourth
"has    been    to
Ottawt, February 16.—The two most western provinces
will look in vain for Increases in the federal estimates tabled In the house yeBterday.
Capital earmarked for public works in British Colum-
bit shows a distinct shrinkage over that of last year.
Only $170,000 goes to the Esquimau drydock, as compared with $570,004 during 1925-26; public buildings get
but $243,262, or $17,000 less; and harbors and rivers $299,-
500, or $36,000 less.
Alberta will have $32,000 spent upon her public buildings, which is a drop of $8000, but should gain something
from the added expenditure on national parks, and also
from a more generous administration of the Canada Grain
act and management,operation and maintenance of ele-
tods, to which an added $82,000 ls devoted.
Taking it all in all, the drastic hand of economy is writ
large over the latest government blue book.
Edison Hos Busy Day
on 80th Anniversary
Wlest Orange, N. J., February 1i—The eightieth anniversary of his birth was a hard day for Thomas A. Edison. There v*ere honoris aplenty, but newspapermen
kept him busy for hours with questions on itambrtallty,
science, theology, cosmology and politics.
"Spiritualism is the 'bunk,'" the wizard said,
i His views on tmimortality, expressed at a previous Interview, were unchanged, Edison said. He proposed that
every. known fact aljdut immortality be put in a column
against every fact contrary to the belief.
- "Then," he said, "in time we might find in summing
up that there were 56 per cent In favor and 44 per cent
against immortality.
"The word God has no meaning to me. But I do believe that there is a supreme intelligence pervading the
universe, and at times I believe that when a mhn dies the
swarms of billions of highly organized entitles which
live in the cells, desert the body, go out into space, keep
on, and enter another and'last cycle."
Vernon, February 18,—The death occurred late Wed
nesday afternoon at the Vernon Jubilee hosptal, of Mrs.
Jessie Stuart MacKelvie, relict of the late J. A. MacKelvie, M.P. and former editor of the' Vernon News, thc
news of whose sudden-demise shocked the people of the
province of British Columbia on June 4, 1924. The only
particulars available at present arethe late Mrs. MacKelvie was born In Clunes, Invernesshlre,a Scotland, the
daughter of Donald and Elizabeth Macintyre and that she
was married to the late Mr. MacKelvie at Rossland, on
February 16, 1906. The day of her death was the anniversary of her wedding.
The relatives of the late Mrs. MacKelvie are Mrs. Wlm
Martin, Vernon, who was Mrs. MacKelvie's niece, and
Mrs. Mullock and Mrs. Macgregor at Waterdown, Ont.
The late Mrs. -MacKelvie has been failing for some time.
She was very ill Friday night and was taken to the hospital Saturday morning .with little hope of her recovery.
The funeral service will be held from All Saints churoh,
Vernon, on Friday morning at 11 o'clock.
Montreal, February 15.—Estimated profits for 1926 nf
the Consolidated Mining & Smelting company were $8.-
1615,735.64, after deductions are made for depletion, depreciation, contingent account taxes, and after deducting
$2,274,771.66 for additions to properties through uroflt
ahd loss.
This was announced tl^s afternoon after a meeting of
the directors of the company. Profits for the year 1926
were $6,2-19,843.14.
Little has been noted of the real test whifh is voing
on inside Soviet Russia in recent years because th*,
clamor of theory and proclamations has filled the ears of
the world. Theories have been meeting industrialism
which is so universal In humanity, unwritten rules of life
and trade which have developed throgh the ages, and
world laws which centuries have formulated for nations.
Russia is the world's largest country, stretching across
two coetinents, and when theory and practice reah a balance, the test of a new system of government will have
world-wide e ect.
Politically, it is diveded Into six constituent republcs;
they in tudn comprise thirty-three autonomous units,
each differing ethnoogically and culturally. Most of them
thave their own language, their own costumes and costumes, and*the babel of tongues' becomes even greater
from the tribes who are as yet too backward for self-
Cities and villages string along the railroads and rivers
over all tbat vast territory. As one rides over the Siberian steppes the plains seem unending. Then a peasant's cart is seen in the distance the invariable dog trot-
ing behind. Soon appear otber carts, all going in the
same direction.
Then a village of log houses, with perhaps a public
building and a departed aristocrat's brick house, always
painted white, and the ever-present church, with its five
Turkinsh-sbaped towers, the large one ln the center ior
Christ, and the smaller ones on the corners for the four
Gospels. The train vanishes again over the unending
plains.varied only by stretches of forest or hills, which
seem to come and go as suddenly as the villages.
Moscow, the metropolis and capital of Russia, is the
largest village in the world. Moscow has its trolley cars,
electric lights, tall buildings, theaters, stores, motor buss
es, and other outward metropolitan manifestations, but
at heart it is a village. Leningrad, Odessa, and even
some of the cities of the nterior have an appearance antl
an atmosphere of western Europe; Moscow is the heart
of. Russia and it changes slowly.
Moscow It sprinkled with what is new, but everywhere
it speaks of age, from the weather-beaten walls of the
Inner City to battlemented monastaries on the outskirts.
Broad thoroughfares radiate from its center, but around
each corner the streets are narrow, with sidewalks no
wider than footpaths.
Fires have wiped it away, invaders, from Tartars to
Napoleon, have destroyed it, governments have eome
and gone, but Moscow, stubborn and dull, has persisted.
It symbolizes Russia.
It is only step from Moscow, overcrowded and teeming
with its peoples of many races, with rules for every movement and police to enforcethem, into the wild, wide-open
spaces.Wolves andl bears stil roam in the Moscow district, and when the bull winter dusk comes at 2 o'clock
ln the afternoon and the country is under its white mantle of snow, hunger drives them to prey on mankind.
In daylight hours a constant human stream jostles
through the towered Iberian gate in Moscow in the wall
between the Red Square and the Place of the Revolution
outside the Kital Gorod (Fortified City). Men ln sheepskin coats, the greasy leather outside and the fur inside;
Clerks in glossy leather jackets; officials with beaver collars, brief cases under their arm)*; women in felt boots;
girls in slippers, with bundles, babies, and carts, were
tramping through the slush.
Begging is a lucrative profession in Russia except for
the few days of sporadic police roundups. Beggars are
of all types and both sexes, from infants who toddle under foot while an older head directs them from the sidelines, to husky rascals faithful to a vow of "I won't work."
Differing from the whining beggars are the 200,000 or
300,000 homeless children, pariahs of the social order,
ragged, sooty-faced from sleeping in the embers of street
repair gangs' furnaces, dirty, diseased, dope-poisoned,
and desverete.   They run In vacks.
A gang straggles through the gate, hugging the curb,
eyes alert, the world a potential enemy, plan of action
decided. The leader grabs a woman's handbag, a man's
fur cap, and overturns an unwary peddler's baskot of apples. Tiie basket ls picked clean, and with wild screams
the gang ls gone, scattering through tho streets, policemen and pedehtrians ln vain pursuit.
In several cities homes are maintained by the government for these young vagabonds—heritage of war nnd
revolution, fbut augmented everp month by wanderlust--
with baths, clean cots, clothes, food.und a caretaker to
give them* instruction and advice. Personal liberty goes
amiss this social group, too young to appreciate civic responsibility even tf they had been taught it. Police antl
social workers periodically round up the wild untamed
children and put them in the homes.
The crowds elbow through the white-painted brick
gates, In and out of the iRed Square, between a gauntlet
of venders. Baskets and clumsy little wagons are on the
curb; also flabby, brown, Ifrozen apples for a cent.and
fat ones, carefully sheltered under blankets' for 40 cents
stands of cigarettes, each with one and a quarter inches
of tobacco and three inches of paper mouthvlece; oranges for 70 cents;  cheeses.cut and weighed    while    you
budget. "The aim." Mr Robb declared,
lighten the burden of every taxpayer rather tban to afford relief to special groups^ provinces or sections of the
"We are again," Mr. Robb said, "to the happy position
of being able ito report a continued story of progress for
the current fiscal year, which closeB on the 3lBt day of
the coming month."
Tax reductions in today's budget briefly are:
Sales tax cut by 20 .er cent; I. e., rate reduced from
5 to 4 per cent, effective tomorrow.
Income tax cut by 10 per cent all around, applicable
to the year's assessment.
Stamp tax: Exemption increased from $5 to $10. All
chepues, etc., over $10 bear flat rate of 2 cents, e.ective
July 7.
Stamp tax on overdrafts and advances abolished.
Special war revenue act amended to make It clear that
printers are liable to sales tax.
No tariff changes.
Other annoucements in the speech were:
Estimated reduction in net debt during present fiiscal
year of $31,000,000, making a reduction of $95,000,000 in
the national debt in four years.
Net debt reduction of 1925-26, $27,706,586, as against
$22,353,000, the estimate in the last budget speech.
Total revenue for present fiscal year estimated at $294,-
800,000, an increase of $11,900,000 over 1925-26.
Total expenditures for present fiscal year estimated
$360,000,000, an  increase of $5,400,000 over 192546.
Estimated surplus over expenditure in present fiscal
year, $34,200,000. From this $2,000,000 is deducted for
reduction in value of soldier settlement loans, leaving
$31,000,000 estimated reduction In the net debt.
Mr. Robb further intimated that when the $29,068,400
five and a half per cent falls due on November 1, part
will be redeemed in cash if finances permit. The remainder will be redeemed by floating a new loan at reduced
rate of interest. When $63,427,250 in 51-2 per cent Victory bonds maturio on December 1, it will be met by floating a new loan at lower interest.
This re-financing will, it is estimated, result In an annual saving in interest charges of a million dollars.
Reviewing trade conditions, Mr. Robb gave the eat*
mated favorable trade balance for the present fiscal year
as approximately $200,000,000.. The policy of the government bad been to promote trade relations with other countries and particularly to strengthen our trade with the
"FViur years ago when I presented my first budget,"
Mr. Robb continued, "Canada was still suffering from
tho effect of post-war depression. Today, all traces of
that depression have disappeared; a spirit of optimism
is general and our domestic and international trade ia
flourishing. Let uh continue to build solidly. Let lis
shun extravagance and waste. Let us have faith in the
future. We can have no higher resolve in this, the dia-
mond jubilee of our confederation, than as Canadians wo
remain forever united and work for the lasting prosperity
and progress of this our glorious land—Canada."
In vart the minister of finance stated:
"Our estimated total expenditures of $360,600,000 deducted from our estimated revenues of $394,800,000 will
leave a surplus of $34,200,000 of revenue over expenditures. . To arrive, however, at ihe probable reduction
of over $31,000,00(1 m our net debt, it will be necessary
lo deduct from this surplus $2,000,000 representing a reduction In the value of soldier settlement loans whicli at
the close of our previous year appeared in the balance
sheet* as a live asset.
"Chapter 53 of tho statutes of 1925 amended tbe soldiers' settlement act of IS I!) and provided for the revaluation of livestock purchased for settlers by the Soldier Settlement bonrd. The act provided that a reduction of 40
per cent on the purchase price be allowed to soldier settlers for whom livestock was purchused prior to October
1, 1920, and a reduction of 20 per cent to soldier settlers
for whom purchases were made between October 1,
1920, and October I, 1921. Calculations have now been
mado  which  will   reduce  our assets,    subject  to    minor
amendments, by some $2,900,000.
"With (ho permission of ihe house I shall place on
Hansard a comparative slumraary setting out the actual
revenues and expenditures by services for 1925-26 und
the corresponding estimated revenues and expenditures
for tin? present fiscal year.
"There are other Statements which, with the approval
of tho house, I sliall .iIho place on Ilunsard:
"FirsI — Statement of our estimated ordinary revenues,
by services, amounting 10 $893,160,000, together with tItr:
percentages of such servioes to iho total of the ordinary
rovoniK'.* as estimated.
"Seoond—Statement of (he estimated expenditures by
services for the present fiscal year showing the various
amounts and Iheir percentages to the total expenditures."
Owners RIu5t Spray Fruit Trees
Victoria, February 16.—A bill introduced by Hon T. D.
Patlnllo, minister of lands, Monday afternoon, will place
Garibaldi pari; upon the same administrative basis as are
wait; candles collecting dust; dried sunbower seeds, two1 M,)um Uob*("* and *ir'M**'on** National parks.   At pies-
cents a glassful ! ent "le ,>ar'* cn,IK'3 under jurisdiction of a general act
The goal which Russia has set Is to industraltze the'    Mdn' K " BariW' ",lnister nf agriculture submitted an
country until it can supply ith domestic needs.   It will
i Ottawa, Ferbmary 18.—The reduction in income" tax
means that the taxpayer will pay 10 per cent less than he
was paying before. He will make up his returns under
the existing rates and 10 per1 cent will be deducted from
the total ta_r payable. There will, however, be no 10 per
oent reduction on Interest on unpaid taxes or venalties.
then be indevendent of the outside world. The United
States ls taken as a model, not the countries of Europe,
wlhich have developed industry by colonies and foreign trade. Until that goal Js reached, or abandoned,
no wars of Russia's making need be anticipated.
•The social movement In Russia may be divided Into
three phases: First, to arouse the workers to a revolution; second, to instill the idea in their minds that they
were the rulers of the country; third, to imrpress them
that thep must produce.
The   third stage   has   now been reached   More and
amendmeint to govern spraying of fruit trees in the
Oikanagan country. Wbere spraying is not being carried out properly, the minister will have power to order
spraying carried out at the cost of the owner.
mure emphasis Is laid 0(1 the fact that the worker must
produce, results and devote less time to theorizing and
talking. Stalin recently In onp of his rare speecho* declared too ni'ich time was -riven to celebrations, n
Inr*.", and anniversaries. As practical illustration ho
cited that the marketing of the grain was costing 13 kopecks a pood when it should cost 8. THE SUN- GRAND FOBKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
ufoHfeti. Satk* Bun
One Year (in i&ntvda and Great Britain) $1.00
fine Year (in th.iU'riited States) '.''.   1.50
i3Vr";";y'!1-*;*!:Cation8 to
;."':'■ '.*]■  :   ii;      /TbbGkand Eork? Suh
Phc4b 101 ,'.■:*,       GlUSJO Forks,..B.-.jgJ,
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^KEHJRUAKY 18, 1927
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The Sun is"at'all"tlmeS sanely constructive. It does'
not readily embrace new and transient fads, that nourish
today a«U fad*-away tomorrow, even though it might win
some chea-tV'liopiilarlty and-add to Its bank roll by so doing. At'fh<» eibste of-the Great War it foresaw that something mate than ah Inordinate love for jazz and an unreasonable consumption ol gas would be required- to bring
back stable'dondftibiis to society and a reasonable measure of prosperity fo the country.. That something we
conceived to be Some real work on the part of all of our
citizens. Tbis fact we impressed upon our readers week
after week for a long period of time. Subsepuent events
have shown that We Were right. Those who adopted that
course are contented and fairly prosperous today. They
are not _lvihg! the district a black eye by complaining of
hard times. Marketing conditions have been unfavable
during the past' few years, but they are carrying on and
making i something- besides a living. Unfortunately the
Boundary, like other sections of the province, has newspapers'that UelieVe'that prosperity will come unassisted
to the masses "if they sit down and wait for it long
enough. They keep on jabbering away in their idiotic
jargon, week after week, about wonderful things that are
going to happen. Then everybody can go out and gather
a basketful of coi_ without labor. But the trouble is that
these wonderful' things are purely imaginary and never
do happen. To use an expressive street classic, they are
pure bunk.* But it makes the originators of these stories
wonderfully-E-Gpul&i- for telling the messes pleasant lies.
After all, tny make money without working for it, a person
imust   be   either a genius, a swindler or a thief.   The
people who can
are very scarce.
qualify for the flrst-iiumed classification
4t-flb" n"»pf<e*Ws^^ down when,
an acquaintance entered, singing out, "yVhat's the jnews
in the paper today, iAbQ'to?''I^nt^ shook hig head sorrowful, took off his glasses, and passed the paiper to bis
friend. "It's awful;*'""M"saldr"so*itething terrible. All
the ships in the ocean are turned bottom up." The newcomer picked up the paper and held it right end up.
Then he shouted iii.feigned glee, "Queerup,'Abh«"S,';cheer
up.   See, they have all righted then-feelves.''
Just because a woman says she needs a new hat, that's
A dress show remarkaffle*-f*fceeie»t^ys^-was staged at
Bush house, house, Strand, W-^-t,;w-h»W-,is{'*"-, ftrflt- free
public exhibition in London''of the handicrafts of the
blind was disvlayed. Dainty f rooks were^Ebwn, but tho
girls who made them never saw them. Some of the girls
are deaf and dumb as well as blind. Theft- work. Is s*
good that it Bells ln the best saloriB Of Paris and London.
In the Rue de la pafX, fa Bond street, Regent*street and
Oxford street women are unknowingly buying the worli
of these afflicted giirls add praising the perfection of thc
articles und the "extra finish." Each girl fs responslbl
for a (garment throughout all 1U,, processes—from' the]
yarn to the completed, parts. Thp; wages, are higher than
those paid in factories where-the emvloyees are sighted.
Between 300 and 40i0 garments are turned out!*-week.
All this pother about campaign fund*.and bribery ir;
ridiculous. i\Ve all. know,'that ;i£,-If true; j Since Slocai
becamle a separate riding we have had thrse representa
tives—Labor, Grit and Tory—and all three came out o;
politics poorer than whep they went,,in, Nf*ne :oufr of ter
electors say tliey are "back numbers" or "plain d—d
fools." This is the reward Jtor, hpnpaty. in; ipplitics. Th<
trouble with the present .vlrtpo-js outbreak Is that both
parties have been caitght m!.the:,act, of *receiving mone*
ifrom the booze ring for "assurance and protection." Ii
3s presumed that Labor, Provincial and Independent mem
■bers were riot of sufficient importance to get in on the
flivvy.—New Denver Record. , *
Wlherelt(;ls) not possible to build tha new home on
lot having (rees, the first step toward tin attractive home
is tree planting. Kven, with trees a ready established,
iplants of smaller growth are required i'u addition if ;.
home atmosphere is to riadlate from the house. A prop
er combination of these gives the nui-st vleasing results
Locating the walk and the drive, if there is to be one
Is a necessary preliminary to planting the grounds. The
less conspicuous they are the better (tor the general el
feet. If the house is close to the strejt a straight wall
is the least .obtrusive and cuts up tee lawn less than :
curving one; but-if the house Is farther from, the stree,
than the width of its own front, an unbroken lawn maj
be provided by curving the walk from oue corner to thc
other. When a,drive is needed it may often be used at,
a substitute foria walk. 'Walks and drives should be kepi
as few in numlber and' as limited in area as condition;
will permit, Proper location of shade trees is vrobablj
the most vital of all planting details. Where the house
ls placed close;to the street the Btreet trees are usuallj
the only ornamental trees that can be used, but where
there is room some are needed near each corner of the
house aB a,frame, but none in front to obstruct the view.
On a large lot additional trees provide welcome shade,
but must not obstruct the picture of the front.
On the Hawaiian Islands may ;be found wonders of nature riot seen anywhere else In the, world.: On, Maui, the
Garden island, the volcano ,of IfaleakaJa.rears -ttfli snowcapped crest above the clouds,., The:rim,ot the crater is*
twenty miles around, and here it fs that the.rare sllvei
s-svord plant may be found. From, a distanoe■* it. resem-
bleh the yucca of California. Thiak, felt-like leaves cluster at the base of a tall slender stem,crowned with a silvery plumeof flowers. ,The "live-, sword; is■■..becomilif
scarce, due to the ravages of mountain goats: It growr-
in such inaccessible places that it is as difficult to gather
as the Alpine edelweiss.  >*o_ (rtli-***-, uln
; Because of the small demand for coal, operators in th<
Ruhr district are usfng every .possJhle, miethod of economy
Tbe Spice of Life
Two women ln a train argued con-
erning the window and at last one
called theconductor.
"If -tels   window'!**! i-lpe-i*-" she declared, "I shall catch -<" colif^
die;1' ■"'■■-.■' :^^ivr <l
"If tbis window ls shut,"-jjecja
the other, "I "mall i*uffpAja^^i5^
The jtwo women glared at each
other.   '
The conductor was at a loss, and!
welcomed the advice of a nian ..wha'
sat near.. "First open the window,"!
the man suggested, "that will kill
one. Then shut the window-;, that
will kill tho other. Then we'll have,
The imimigratl'on official was examining an Englihhman on his arrival in New Vork. }
"And what do you propose to   do
mow   that   you   are !n the''United ''
States?" he inquired. •'■      *■'■'■"   '
"Oh, I don't care," replied «he Ehg-
lshman, hopefully; "anything" to' earn
an honest living.'' "•'''"    i
"Well, come along In, then," said
the official. "I guess there ain't
much competition in your line'ot
business."; 101I
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iK  nul
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Collector:   "I shall call again to. i
morrow, when I trust you will be prepared to pay the bill."
Mr. Needy:   "Yes; do drop in. It's
real pleasure to entertain an opti-
nist, like you."
"How's your cold, Donald?"
"Verra obstinate." ;
"And how's your wife?" [.
"Abbot the same."
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; Is     ■'.
i     ■':. ,■■'■■■  .bu ,;' ri.
Doctor:   "Your tentnerai
do have taken a drop."
I Patient:   "Can't you flxlt so that
II can do the same, doctor." __
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Bee,ms-i; J 10 a
The naval observatory says, that at either pole the moon
is above the horizon continuously .for, aibouti two -weeks,
and then below the horizon continuously for about twi
wieeks. At the Arctic and Antarctic circles there an
some years when for a few days in each month' the moot'
does not set, and a few daysip each month when It doer
not rise; otherwise at these circles It rises and sets dally
In the polar regions, during the, \yinter months, the moor
is'gerterally ibave the horizon wben.it is. full and belov.
tlie borizon wihen it is new,and ,tht> reverse!Ib the1 case
di ring the summer months. .:■" iq   io" rr-Hfii  ' '
It always makes mo laugh,
60 wonderful a treat,
To see an athlete run a mile       L    ,..        ;-,   ,,.,,,,;,
;    And only move t#o feet. |       (
I Wife at Bow County Court: ''My
husband has never been known to
ten the truth, and he i's not likely to
sjart at flfty."
THE finest malted grains and hops brewed
with the most scientific care in five
modern, plan ts go to make the pure beer
consumed by the people of British Columbia-
Then thf Amalgamated Breweries continuous! y
call upon independent firms of chemists of
reputation for independent analysis. These
analyses PROVE the purity and quality of
British Columbia beers and its fullest maturity.
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OERE is an extract from the last analysis of
~r Amalgamated Brewing beer made by the firm of
McDonald and McDonald, analytical chemists of
,: •„:|
"AU three: samples had a sparklirtg brightness and a
sttftstarrttai/oom remaining on the glass for a consider*
able time. Each had a reffeshiria aroma andan agreeably
bitter hop taste. The analysis shows conclusively iliat
aU three samples are pure and whoiesorne bc-'rrages.
The high I Extract, low Acidity, high Nitrogenous
Matter, substantial Ash and Phosphoric Acjd cmUents
are t*bs^ute mdence of the good, wlw'esosiie quality
' these,beers, proving theni to be pure Mali Beverages.
*ke analysts of these samples of beer is very similar to
of the pest European varieties."
McDonald & McDonald,
(Sifftied) A. W. Satterfield, Chemist.
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ths Anmlismmted BnrweHss »re smoHsto ' Vnnwii-nr
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"The alchemists of three or four centuries ago were
the chemists of their day," says Dr. K. R Pree, writing
in the Forum,. "They were honest, industrious, respect
ed. It is always unwise to imagine that the great men
of another age were either knaves or fools. We define
gold, today, in a chemical fashion. We know of certain
chemical tests to which the atom of no element except
gold will respond. We apply these tests. If they fail wt
say that the substance before us is not gold, no mattei
how gilt it Way toe hpr how gold-like may be its properties. This ts a new way to define gold. The alchemists
had na acquaintance with atoms nor were they much concerned with chemical tests. When they wanted gold,
what they wanted was something which would look like
gold, would feel like' gold, would behave like gold against
the air and water arid lire. Such tesls constituted their
deflnition-of goldlf a metal met them, that was enough.
It is distinctly possible that a number of tlle alchemical
procedures really did produce just th;-—not gold as we
define it, but something just as good; something that was
gold as the alchemists defined it. A number of them recorded that they had made gold; they left directions for
making it. Either thoy were frightful liars or tliey hail
made something that suited them. And lt is not very
probable that they were liars. We know how to make today a number of alloys that looks enough like gold to be
Its twin. Even jewelers have been fooled by some of
these alloys. 1'robably this fs just what a lew of our ancient fellow chemists did and'what they considered,
rightly enough, to be a considerable success."
Any man who works only. for. pay seldom does his best.
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Poems From EasternLands
at) 1
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Sweet were those moments when the heart was1 day,   .
Aijd the soul's realm, ;the court 'of joy'sarray; *   '■''■•'
Thoughts of those times now o'er my spirit stray,
For love of God! O Heavens 1*mercy;! ipray!
The pride of both the day and night was I.   '
A garden fair was that niy soul's repose;
Like those in Eden's bower, its every-rose,; :
But parting conies and all of. thuf p'erjtbrows, -.,
Now in my heart naught, but .ItSjiio/em'rjy glows, •■:
with honor's wine then dninken pjilte ,-syaa I, ;i; sitiq
Then to the Sphere 1 never uttered jifayer; ,
Feast, music, and delight—all1 mlhe-'-Jwerfr there;
Moved ever by my side'my (Jyirresfl'falrj ''
Unopened then my secret and despair.1 ,;
The envy of the springtide bright; 'was I.'
England has always been famous for her vure-bred cattle and sheep. Nearly 300 years ago huge oxen were
[produced there, ln his diary, Evelyn speaks of an ox
that was nineteen dands high and four yards long, and
that was in 164!). At that date Leicestershire sheep had
already obtained a great reputation and fetched high
vrices. The murvelotis sheep of New South Wales, one
of which recently yielded forty-five and one-half pounds
of wool at a clip, are of purely BBrltiah descent.
/: ■ elm -
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Tn reo    ';-     :
Now before grief and woe I'm fallen prone;
Llkfc nightingale In early Spring,-I. moan,    I " •■■■'•
Through fire I've   pas); and^to; t*j-*> shorehave flown,
And, like the shattered glass,, to sjarthi am thrown.       '
Sipping the wine, ttyp fair'" daspffei was I.   *   -
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Ah me! alas! those happy hours are past; .    , .,,.-;     1
The spring is past, the rose, the flowers, are past
The .smiles of her who graced the bowers are, Past;
The thirsty soul rehialns, the showers are past.
Drinking with her the wlttfe so bright was L
1 with my loved one feast and banquet mnde,
Wild as lhe whirlpool then I romped and played;
At Willie-feasts I myself in light arrayed,
And with my songs the nightingales dismayed.
Like Gulib, blest with all delight wis 1;
,: 1 Blfi      I      ' ;
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j"Yes, sir, I be the   oldest   inhabitant;   ninety-four last June.   Yes,  1 s le.fj
rejekon   it   had not been for strikes    .1 tlmiu
and this *er,e putting, back of   cloeks    -i        ■  ' '
erich   year I would have been a oen?.[i      ■;
.Some people try to do something
and be somebody while others try to
do somebody and be something.        '<"
Rainier BrewlnK Co. of Csna's Ltd.,
nstsr Brewery Lt'., Silver Sprlnll Brewery Ltd~
'  Jr>oi»vii«*?row«i»Co.U4.
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teparian by uow!"
j"How_    your
Thomas Oarlyle;
'I haven't any,
try-nan.   -'
ctf Qoy^rnment Stores
and Licensed fVemises.
ronlied tho coun-1      ''',"'  WitA^yt**,rl}isement is not ))ublished or displayed by
replied the cpun .„,   ^rj^^-^ontroliBoard Or by the Government of
Fat: "-Hare you seen the
newsagent, Mickey? You're
and I'm thin but he's thinner
the two of us put together."
Bltt Hni ' ■••• '
liso.l-tb Ii;i
British Columbia.
3 (lH-|'.,'J   ■*^i '   '
:, Trie's ls not rich, and yet he makes
a ! great deal more oney than he
sp-intis."   f
•How can that be?"
'He works ln the mint."
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...    !'   ,     ..'.'
' '      il
you shuffle!
Jones Secundus had been caught |
-playing cards for mjoney. "No-r^',
said his housemahter as he reached!
fpr his -Jane, "at this game I cut and
——...*..., "mi,:        .'-: j
 ■   -    .   -i '■'<■ ' \
_ men are   known   by   tlieir [
deeds; others by their mortgages!.
Hampshire witness, describing the!
pos tion of a motor car after an accl-
den ;.*, "The center of th« *t*ou-' wis |
!on be rjght side ot the car."!.  diH
HaggerBton Wife: "I always agree I
with nny husband if he agrees,  wits
me.'    '
sailor's wife—she run away,
In vato he tried to trip he.
seems he took her for 'it mate;,..
Instead she proved a skipper.
Our vicar was a-telllng me I should I
Giving Wings
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sal 00 ',.'.:? ic *
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"... lnelpng distance telephone gives wings
to friendship.,!  ^ft enables   the   human
,.      i!voice 1 to  be, parried along   wires at   a
ii ita   spe_d' or thousands of hiiles |>er second
11 «« WsthUul; Ittstng «Wy:-if'its 'cbrdiatity.   The
„ spe^l., jiigh.t( rates, after 8|;30 p.m. are
"advanta-reous for social chats.
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do 4s
In the old days all shipping advertisements in the
papers used to be embelished with a picture of a ship.
At first they were all sailing ships, but gradually the
steamers came under the reader's eye. Column after
column of some of the papers used to be filled with these
advertisements, and a great fleet of vessels used to appear fn print dally. It made the papers a bit more In-
terestin g to those who could not read, and illiterate
sailors used to spend much of their time criticizing the
cuts and ridiculing the advertisers who used pictures of
brigs to advertise full-riggers. A good story is told of
an old pilot, of the early days, a good old sailor, but absolutely illiterate. Ho picked up a paper in a stall In a
saloon and made a bluff at being occupied in reading ft.
ncient Histdty-
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..-,,'i ,r*7<mii   "-'tit-fl raw
The young people of the city are taking advantage of
what is hoped will be lthe last snow of the season by indulging in sleighoing parties.:   to :
I want to be done by.   I   told I
I ain't used to being done by no-T11
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..ill ol   i.'--i':i' -:   I -'-
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coos ii' ■    ">'":
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;   "We women are alwayn -nW*'1
erstood.'.'   ......        ■ ■*.   ; a--: >":-:in
'"■yell, no -roman' eVek* tfte*
e herself plain, does she?" -1 I
:.: :r.
•i-"--nie   Bestaurant   TVialter:   ''Won-
derfil weatl^e^. ytts ace-; h«ii*»g;i»!»;*?'!
Minded    Professor.*;. y-Ul
The consumers of   coal oil have jbst donated, through
John I). Rockefeller, %%-,%%%,%%% to   educational   institutions in thle United States.    - ■■;■■      ■*■-'•, *-
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.There Ib some talk among the better class of our citizens of boycotting the .railway;'*rafn» owing to' the late
hours they are keeping. .        tlaiitinl    b*5*P>le-'I-'0   :   <
j laoa   H-'ii   '■-"■•     <''-'■''
Those Grand Forks people who failed to extract any
enjoyment out of the late election csin flO**1 amuse1 'themselves by celebrating Chinese: "New' TtSsi: The'tun
started yesterday, and thtj game fwflliiBei'icejit ftp'_ it? tt
hilarious tension for a couple: of -weeks.    !l ''
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M t-tmrnSB.        B99d        '""'' 8fltt *8'',H        i''':i!l
1X1    "     "      " '•     '
Wghlj, bring me some."
Hijbson:, "Woy dttyou dall^ypilr
•house ai bungalow?" ' ''   ""0
n Jo^m-on: ii«W-il it it'lsWa"!bun-
galow, what is lt? The Job was a
.bungle, and I still owe tot* ii.*'
, ,|Mojther:   "Don't you   hink   Daisy
sings; with a good deal of reeltnf?"
prnsty m ,f-«ow! ■•Wen.'^ai-d?
|y! If sb« had any real feeling, she
^njdn^ sing *»t'all.--***- , - ,m  ■!-,•; [ft-*
Taere:itre t*W sides to every question, both of which are oft^-n wrong.
-ii'" .B9j ::.   ". upitt bl&i-B na
British  Columbia Telephone
,!,' him jlaoIIilM -s-il
■ffosM .sil/l s)a\ "ii''
f!i tie" e.ivi: jf(-
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j-fl   g-oied *.n''(>iii saw
,"- '   a  -ii'- 3fliJ8!--o sii
livi'iorni no horj'Jii
prints aM the loeal news
i^unxber.of interesting
in, no i» other Boundary
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Sun's Page$
and Events of
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Vernon, February 15.—Are we jus-
tlvted % making a fresh start with
tobacco growing in British Columbia?
Before answering the question one
must review the history of previous
attempts to cultivate this plant. It
was Hrst grown by the Indians, as Is
shown by the exlstehce here and
there pf tye, wild plant. By white
men it was grown first about twenty
years ago in the Okanagan valley,
One of the earliest growers is still
alive and continues to take an interest in the crop. Cuban varieties of
different kinds were grown and manufactured Into cigars of good quality
at Kelowna in the early years of this
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Then came the unfortunate episode
of 1912, when ' the British North
America Tobacco company came to
grow the plaint on a commercial scale
Very fine work was done by ithe man*
ager. A large sum of money was
spent on production of 100 tons of
good1 tobacco, Twenty drying shed*
werejput up, and are, standing today.
The company suddenjy went out, :of
bus iness. The public here did nof
understand what had happened, and,
jumped to the conclusion1 that tobacco growing In British OoluiiiWa wns
a failure.   It was not.        ,
Then cume the great war and after
thut   deflation,   from   which we are
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A.Vplica-i »ns for immediate purchase of Lots
und Acreage owned by the; City, within the
MnnijipoHty, are invited.
Pri-osi—From .$25.00 per lot upward*. V
Terms:--Cnsh and approved payments.
Li&t of Lots and prices may be seen at the
CityOfTk-e. . iWLTLis
City Clerk.*---
onl beginning to recover. There are
those who have never loht faith In
tobatco as a good alternative, or •supplement , to fruit growing. They
have protested against farmers putting all their eggs in one basket.
Tlfese men j are lifting up their,
headp again now.- There are signs
of capital being invested in the
growjth of the weed on a large scalei
Some have' gone on experimentally,
testing soils and their suitability
for diffei-ant varieties. They have,
beyond all doubt, succeeded in establishing the' fact that, we can grow
live or sly kinds of tobacco of exceptionally fine quality, in various parts
of the valley. 1
One man grew thirteen acres of
fine .-simmer Spanish on. a bench 1500
feet above the Okanagan lake and
cured It by artificial heat. The writer
ha s grown Vuelta Abajo (Cuban),
White Burley and Virginia "Hoster."
Several; other growers havo successfully grown Connecticut seed leaf
and other kinds of cigar tobacco.
The ;gro*tVing of Sumatra, under
canvas,: at Kelowna was not a success. : That is not to be wondered at.
.Florida! *? , the .only district on the
North! American continent that can
grow It; even there it is not quite
The climate and soil of this valley
are erbilnpntly suited for growing tobacco, far bptti-r suited, in fact, than
Ontario or Quebec, the provincse
which in 1926 produced 20,000,000 lbs.
of merchantable tobacco. There are
thousands of acres in the vicinity of
Oliverrfndl Keremeos and large tracts
as tali-11 north as Vernon where the
crop may' be gtfown to advantage.
WMli' regard tp marketing, let me
remind! i'*eadteri that, for tobacco,
there is a world's market, the chfef
centers of which, outside the United
■States , are Liverpool, Amsterdam
and Hattlbttrg, all of them easy to
reach frdtt' Vancouver via tne Panama canal.
Al 1 that is required is to have a
bonded warehouse for sorting and
racking. I understand there is likelihood of the establishment of a concern of this kind, with ample capital,
iu Vancouver.
There Is now a fine opportunity for
reviving and encouraging this industry and at the saline time a grond
chance for the British Columbia gov-,
ernment to pull the lilver hettlement
out of the hole.
That colony can grow cantaloupes
and perhaps other fruits. But melons cap easily be overproduced for a
limited market, and other kinds of
have not altogether proven satisfactory to the growers—but tobacco we
can not overproduce.
A hundred million pounds would
make very llttlo difference in a world
market, and tobacco will keep for
years if properly stored, not merely
without deteriorating, but with positive benefit to its quality.
Arrangements arenow being made
for growl ng about 1000 tons during
thc coming season. If resulth are as
good us expected, many skilled planters will be coming from south of the
Hue to buy land and settle here.
For these and other reasons we are
justified in confidently predicting
that tobacco has come, this time' to
stay, and that In the production of
tbis crop will be found one of the
chief props in building up the prosperity of the Okanagan, and some
other districts as well, a result devoutly desired for the welfare of all
who live in the privince.
A movable brooder house with a
coal stove in it Is an economical
means of raising a large number of
chicks at one time.
Thej.man, wbo- departs"from the
beaten track of a good balanced ration payB for it sooner or later.
Keep plenty of fresh watefs before,
the fattening hogs. Slop wllinot answer the purpose.
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Proved safe by millions and prescribed by physicians for
Rheumatism Neuritis
Headache   ' Toothache
Colds Neuralgia
Pain   , Lumbago
fieware of Counterfeits
There is only one genuine
"ASPIRIN" tablet. If a tablet is offered as "ASPIRIN"
and is not stamped with the
"Bayer Cross'-refuse it with
at all! Don't lake chances I
Accept  only  "Bayer"  package
which contains proven directions.
Handy "Bayer" boxes of 12 tablets
Also bottles of -i and 100—Druggists.
Aspirin is the IrnnV m.irk (resistore" In Canada) of Bayor Manufacture of Munnacetic-
acidester of Salicylicacid (Acetyl Salicylic Art il, "A. S. A."). Whllo it ls well known
that Aspirin means Bayer manulacture.to assist tho public against imitations, tlm Tableta
ot Bayer Company wlU tw stamped with their sTcucral trade mark, the "Bayer Cross."
Madge: "Jack says,I am one girl
in a thousand." OOO,    ,
Marie: "What a hopeless minority!"
Sailor (excitedly): "We've found
a leak below, clr."
Angry Captain: "Well, put It In
You Should Try
-when you -want a change.   It's delicious.
Agents of the Pacific Sales company appeared in police court this
week and pleaded guilty to canvasing
without a license. They were lined
$25 in addition to a license fee $50,
and were made to enter into an agreement to re all original photos to tbeir
Vernon Smith, who has been relieving Manager Grisdale of the Royal
bank during his illness, returned to
Nelson on Sunday. He wais called
back on Tuesday, as Mr. Grisdale took
a relapse.
The Young Peovle's Guild of the
United church will give an entertainment on Monday night. Miss Elsie
MoLuhan,, of Winnipeg, impersonator,
will be the principal performer.
W. J. Cook and H. B. Woodland attended the funeral of the late P. C.
Buckless in Greenwood on Thursday.
iFrank Charles Buckless, aged 69
years, an old-timer of the Boundary
district, died at his home in Greenwood last Monday. He was ia nativeo
of Chateaugay, N. Y.
(H. A. Glaspell, principal of the public school, is confined to his homo by
illness. Mrs. Hine is substituting for
Judge J. fi. Brown left for Penticton
yesterday morning to hold county
Charles P. 'Hunter, of Nelsotn, city
auditor, is at present auditing the
books of the city and school board.
James Bradley, who has been ln
Spokane for medical treatment, returned home this evening
IMr. and Mrs. G. B. Garrett, who
have both been very ill with influenza,
are recovering.
S. D. Owens, who has been telegrapher at tbe local Canadian Pacific
Railway company's oflice, left Tuesday
noon, accomuanied by his family, for
Trail, enroute for Cascade, wmere Mr.
Owens has been appointed C.P.R.
agent. (Mr. and Mrs. Owens visited in
Trail Tuesday afternoon with Mr. and
Mrs Steve \Valley, leaving the same
evening for Cascade. Mr. Owens, although in this city for two months,
coming here from Farron, where he
wsa agent, made many friends, who
regretted to see him leave, and will
wish him the very best of luck in his
new position.—Rossland Miner.
According to the latest revort of ore
tor the period February 8 to February
14, incluslye, over 12,000 tons of ore
were received at the smelter of the
Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company of Canada, Limited, Tadanac, as
Nannie of Mine and Place. Tons
Copper concentrates—
Allenby, Allenby 1,059
Milling ore-
Aurora, Aldridge        63
Bluebell, Rlondel      189
Duthie, Smithers        31
Homestake, Louis Creek      114
Lucky Jim, Zlncto     451
Noble Five Sandon        67
Ruth Hope, Sandon        38
Whitewater, Retallack     401
iLead ore—
Bounty, Beaverdell        10
Dry ore—
Last Chance, Republic     169
Quilp, Republic        56
Yankee Girl, Ymir      168
Company mines   9,622
Total tons 12,441
^Qur Hired Man
Bring in all the    farm   machinery
and store it.
Good foundations under builuliif-a
are one of the most important things
about buildings,
The best corn and hay crops will
count for littlene when fed to animals that make returns below the
market price for these crops.
Well over two hundred memljr.rs
of snowshoe u'ubs in Montreal, and
other centres in Quebec, left over
the Canadian Pacific lines recently
to attend the annual conventions of
the Canadian and U.S. Snowshoe
Unions at Manchester, N.H.
That the long period over which the
marketing of our fruit mas extended
will delay the closing of vools, is one
of the statements in the report vre-
sented by Sales Manager D. (McNair at
the meeting of the board of directors
of the Associated held in Vernon last
week. Considerable space is also devoted to the examination of the system of distribution with a view to possible improvement. So satisfied were
lhe directors with Mr. McNair's services that he has been re-engaged.
Since Mr. McNair's report was prepared, the number of cars held ln the
Okanagan valley has been considerably decreased and is now said to be
between 05 and 70.
Excerpts from the report follow:
Total carload shipments, all commodities, uv to and including January
31, 4073 ciars, distributed as   follows:
Locality. Cars.        Cent
British Columbia  498        12.2
Alberta  896        22.1
Saskatchewan  676        16.6
Manitoba 547        13.4
Ontario .._ 254 6.3
Quebec 132 3.2,1
New Brunswick     8 .2
Nova Scotia    2
Prince Edward Island    4 .1
U. S. A 134 3.3'
Mexico    2
UNew Zealand 90 2.2
U-Great Britain  722        17.8
Soluth Africa  22 .5
Rotterdam *-  57 1.4
Scandinavia   57 .5
China    4 .1
Of which the following qualities are
carried in destination storage:
Vancouver i 10
Edmonton 13
Saskatoon _ 2
Calgary    1
Regina  6
VVinipeg  6
Toronto  10
Chicago  3
New York  28
Great Britain 20
lur holdings in the Okanagan valley
as of the same date were:
Common storage, avprixlmately 85
cars; cold stdrage, approximately 48
Tbere are small quantities held by
individual growers, of which we have
no particulars as yet.
Government statistics as at January
31 showed total Ol.aimgan holdings at
193 cars.
Oor opening price on winter apples
were maintained throughout the sea-
sou with the exception of crates in
many varieties and Wageners in all
The long period over which our marketing has been extended will delay
the closing of our pools considerably.
We hove, however, that March 1 will
enable us to close Mcintosh and Jonathans, aud several other varieties.
During 1928, th- Canada Coionizs-
tion Association juXtled 734 families
on 168,00-1 acres in Western Canada,
50,678 acres of which were \p the
province of Manitoba.
Plans hnve bcen completed for the
World's Puullry Congress, tp be held
In Ottawa trom July 27th to August
4th. More than thirty countries will
be represented and the number of
delegates is expected to reach 6,000.
Shanghai is al thc present time
operating more I roily busses, carrying more passengers per mile of
route, and charging a lower tare In
terms of gold wares, than any other
system in the world.
The champion Jersey cow of the
world, an out and out British Columbia product, is to go on tonr according to the directors of David Spencer Limited of Vancouver, who
stated the champion would arrive
at the Canadian Pacific Express
yards shortly
Reports indicate that the many
dairy companies in Nova Scotia
have had a most successful year.
One company reports that they
manufactured well over 100,000
pounds more butter than In 1925.
This increased production was
valued at over $60,000.
Japan ranks third in world tonnage. Great Britain heads thc list
with an aggregate tonnage of 21,-
952,000 tons, the United States s.?c-
ond with 13,740,000 tons and Japan
third with 4,000,000 ton-!; Germany
follows with 3,000,000 tons.
Nearly 100 messengers of the Cnnadian Pacific Telegraphs were the
guests of the Company at a banquet in the Windsor Street Station
banquet hall recently. The complimentary dinner was tendered to the
boys as a tok-*n of appreciation of
the service rendered to the company
and the public in their daily delivery
of telegraph messages throughout
Immigration to Canada for the
calendar year 1926 was 135,984,
compared with 84,907 for 1925, a
gain of 60 per cent. Of the total
new arrivals 48,819 came from the
British Isles; 20,944 from the United
States and 66,221 from other countries. Returned Canadians in the
period totalled 62,293, as against
88,987 in 1925.
Figures submitted at the annual
convention of the Nova Scotia
Dairymen's Association showed 27
creameries operating in the province
in 1926, producing 4,764,000 pounds
of butter, or aii increase of 5*A
per cent, over the production of
1925. The increase in value was
J. E. Martin, superintendent of.
the fish culture service of Alberta,
announces that nearly 800,000 brown
trout eggs have safely arrived from
Wisconsin at the Banff hatchery,
and that the trout, which are closely
related to the Loch Leven trout, will
be distributed throughout the tributaries of the Red Deer River, Alberta.
E. W. Beatty announced recently
that the Canadian Pacific is to build
a thousand room hotel on the site of
the old "Queens" at Toronto. The
new hotel will be on Front Street
opposite the new Union Station,
which is to be opened in June, and
it will be the largest and finest of
the famous line of Canadian Pacific
hotels, and it will be Toronto's first
big modern hotel entirely owned and
operated by a Canadian company.
Canada's wool production in 1926
is estimated at 17,180,270 pounds, as
compared with 15,553,045 pounds in
1925. The value of the clip of
1926 is estimated provisionally at
$3,780,000, as compar-cd with $3,-
901,000 in 1925. Ontario led in production, with 4,926,313 pounds, followed by Quebec with 4,850,116
pounds. Alberta led in Western
Canada with a yield of 2,400,000
New trade arrangements will be
made between Canada and Cuba as
a result of the visit of the Canadian
Minister of Finance to that country. Canada will receive preferential treatment from Cuba and tha
products of that country will be admitted to Canada on terms similar
to those extended to France and
other favored nations, During the
twelve months ended November,
1926, imports from Cuba totalled
$8,074,101 and exports to Cuba
Feted by the Governor of the
State, the Mayor and many other
prominent people of Columbus, Ohio,
has been the experience of Sam
Glode, Micmac guide of thc Mil foi d
Camp in Nova Scotia, who arrived
at the Windsor Station, Montreal,
recently, on hi3 return from a two
weeks visit to Columbus, where ho
attended tiie convention and banquet
of the League of Ohio Sportsmen,
Glode is noted through mt the woods
of Nova Scotia for his uncanny
ability at moose calling, address-ed
tho gai.l'.-21'ii*,*' of over 1,500 spurts-
m-:."! on Or.n;
Seo lia.
.ir.ing facilities,
l er.ee   to   Nova
Manager: "The new university
man you engaged spells atrociously."
The Boss: "Does he? By Jove,
that's more than I can do!"
The silo ls a pasture in miniature.
Those who can'ti have green pastures the year round—and most people can't—should think of the alio as
being a substitute.
Perhaps no soybean has been found
which bas the all-around value of the
Fertilizer tests show that the nse
of acid phosphate nearly doubled the
yield of alfalfa.
Phone SO
Try our Special Tea
at 65c per lb
Shoes, Shirts, Overalls
Good   values   for your
Call and  sre us'before
purchasing. ■
General Merchant
Established 1910
! it?**IEstate «ti«i insurance
Ks-sid'til Agent Hrnii'l I'orhn Townsite
Company. Limited
lions     'Oriliaitlsf     Clt}' l'reiserty
Age-sits ut Nolsuu, Ctiluaiy, Wll!iiii ij. anil
ilier I'ralrle points.   *"uni!oil*or An-snr  :
Uslp'llshcil In IHIO. wenre in - pnslsTliii tu
• rni"li reltnhle Information roneer-ting this
V'r tn tor Itbis Mlwalil re
A-icit I
Lnin:iii:< li Mt'.i-ui.riiliii Works
Afclir-tos Products Co. itoolih-*:'
10X33? 8RAND FORKS. P. C
Whold-ale end Retail
-•sler in
Dnvau.-i Cigars, Pipes
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grri •! Forks, D. C.
Kurnitme  Mndo  to Order.
Also Itopairin-* of all Kinds.
Upholstering Neatly Done
r. c. McCutcheon
A oomplete Hoe of,colored bonds
in all shinies lor fancy letterheads
md other cl"-~e" of commercial
printing.   Hun Job Department.
Did you ever notice tbat business
tir-iis whu think that they can reach^
Th° Sim's readers through othetj
publications lave a great deal ob,
leisure time tha' might be more
arofitihly employed? A number of
■mch Arms have involuntarily retired
from business.
C! ■* i■.: blank cards for -lassy in-
vitntions nprl announcements Sun
Job Depirtuent.
Get Your
at the
Phone 25
"Service and Quality'
See the new Superior Chevrolet betorc you buy a
car. There are more cents in theCHOVROLJiT
DOLLAR than iu any other automobile  dcljar.
CHEVROLET Touring ,  $*§fi
" Roadster     885
" Coaoli .1.5  1080
" Coupee  1080
" Sedan   1200
" Landeau Sedan , 1250
" Ooe-lop Xtiset     935
E,C. Henniger Co.
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime and Salt
Cement and Plaster
Poultry Supplies
Grand  Forks, B. C.
TWV. value of wcll-
priatcd, neat appearing stationery us
a mcansof getting ami
holdingdcsir-ible business has bcen amply
demonstrated. Consult U'i before going
elsewh "ire.
Wedding invitations
Bail programs
Bttsinses cards
Vi 'ting cards
Sh'; "iug tags
Notehead s
Price lists
Nev   Type
Late jt Style
Ct 'r,iti bin Avenue and
l^ake Street
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty"
Transfer Co.
City Baggage and General
.'   Transfer
Coal,   Wood and   Ice
for Sale
Office  Hi,  F.  Petrle's Store
Phone 64
P. A. Z. P/-RE, F-foprietor
Yai.k ; liana,   Kiiist   ikkkt
Vacant unreserved, surveyed Grown lands'
mny lie pr--empted liy lirlti Is subjects o ier
18 years uf ugo, ami liy aliens un declaring
intention to become Htill.h subjects, ooii.li-
tional upon resi leu."" oooupntion and Improvement Ior agrioiilAiral purposes.
Full Information concern.114 re "illations
regarding pre-en-iuluus is given In, liuLutiu
No.l, Lun (Serlos/'ilowto l-'ie-einiit i.oml,"
toplcsof wl.iolicuu boubtuiuedfrenofcliiirge
by addressing the Depiii-tniem of Lunds,
Victoria, II.C, utuuy lioveriiiuoiil Aliens.
Heoonls will lie mnde ouv. ring only laud
suitable for agricultural purposes, and which
Is uot timliorluiid 1 e„ carrying over 5,00*
Hoard feet pel-ucre well of tlle (Joust I'nisgis
and S 000 fuel per aere cast of thut range-. ,
*"-' tiplUutloiis for pre-emptions are to bo
addressed to the Lund Ouiiiiiilasloiier oi tha
Land ltocordliig Division, iii which the land
applied ior Is situated.ami ure male on
printed forms, copies of o .n hu obtained
front the Laud Commissioner.
I're-eniptloilH must be oeuiltiled for Ave
yenrsaud improvements mude to vulue of SI0
per acre, Including olourlng and cultivating
ut least live acres, beiore a Grown Urant cun
be received.
For more dnt alien iiirnrinuiioii sue the llnl-
letin'iiow to Pre-empt Laud."
Auplleatlonsure received fur purchase of
vacant and unreserved Grown Lauds, uot being tluiliorlund, for agricultural purposes;
minimum price of llrst-oluss (arable) laud Is
•"> tser store, und soeund-cluss (grusing) laud
fi.W por aero, Fur.lier Information regard-
Inn iniri'hiiseor leuse of Grown lands is given
iu Bulletin No. lo, Luud Serial. "Puichusa and
Lease of Grown Lunds.'
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on timber
lund, not exceeding 40 aeres, may be purchased or leased, on conditions Including
payment of stumpuge.
Unsurveyed arons, not exceeding 20 acres,
may bc leased us humesllns, coinlillonul upon
a duelling being 0 eoted lu the lirst year,
title being obtainable afler residence and
improvement conditions sre fulfilled aud land
has been surveyed.
For grazing- and Industrial purposes areas
not exoeedlng 640 acres may be leaned by ona
person oi noumpauj'.
I'ndct the (irnitlng Act the 1'rovlnee Is
divided into graslng district, and lhe range
administered uniler a- Graxiug Commissioner. Aniiiiiii jrraalng permits , ara
issued lia'.ed on numbers ranged, priority being given to cstnbllsiicd owners. Stook
owners may form associations for range
msnagemeut. Free, orpnrtlully free, permits
are avnilablce for settler*, -tampers snd
travellers ap lo ten head.


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