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 A man seldom turns over a new leaf until the old one is all smeared
New Zealand
Cities
New Zealand, more than 6000 miles
from America, comes spiritually
closer as a result ot a recent speech
ot its premier in London. He declared that to New Zealanders the
American revolution seems a beneficent thing from which New Zealand's present freedom  flowed	
One needs but to see the two principal cilleB of the far-away island
com-mpnweultli lo realize thut America and New Zealand have very much
ln common.
"As hilly as San Francisco or Kio
de Janeiro," "as land-locked as Seattle," "aB windy us Chicago" are
phrases used by truvelers to describe
Wellington. They will help Amerl
cans to construct a picture of the
capital city of New Zealand.
Wellington has the best situation
geographically of ull New Zealand
cities, for Its harbor opens on Cook
strait, the natural wuter roadway
that splits New Zealand's land roughly lnoo two parts. Situated on tli*
southern tip ol North land, the city
is almost exactly at the geographical
center of ithe dominion, und in u position from which steamers can reach
the ports of both islands by the
sshortest voyages. Because of this
strategic central situation Wellington took from Auckland ln 1**4 the
capital of the dominion, in mm mmm
Altiiihogh Wellington undoubtedly
has the best location with regard to
New Zealand, it has not yet over-
conile Aucland's advantageous position for the South sea trade and the
fact that 'both tlie big New Zealand
ports can be reached with about
equa ease from Sydney. Wellington's population is short of 120,000,
but it is growing with greot rapidity
and may yet overtake tnat of its
larger city to the north.
As is the case With Sydney, Auckland, Hobart and Melbourne, Wellington oWes much of its prosperity
to its excellent harbor. Shipping enters through a relatively narrow bot-'
tie neck to find a great, broad lake;
like body of water opening out beyond.
The city of Wellington Hss on the
southwestern side of the harbor. Only
a narrow strip along the coast is
level and a considerable part of this
has been reclaimed by filling in a
ipart of thie baiibor. On this level plot
near the water is th e business section of the city and tlie government
buildings.
Wellington obviously has been
cramped by its hills; but just as obviously-it has struck out to conquer
them. Few; cities have bad to go in
so deeply for engineering enterprises
In order to expand. The hills rise
steeply to heights of 700 feet and
more. For years the city builders of
Wellington have beencarving and
terracing their slopes, filling in gullies, tearing away ridges and building innumerable retaining walls and
bridges, and the work will go on.
Streets outside the level plot wind
snakily along slopes, working ever
higher and higher. As in, 'Rio de Janeiro one .'man's house looks down
upon the root of his neighbor's below, and in turn* Ib looked down upon
by his neighbors aboveOn some oi
the hills houses have been built all
the way to the crest, and each year
sees on other hills a revision upward
of the "high house murk."
The city of Wellington is deeply in
buBiiioas .oi' its citizens. It owns its
waterworks, electric power and light
plant, ice factory, street railway
lines, cemeteries, public baths.slaugh-
ter houses, and has a municipal monopoly for the distribution of milk.
Auckland, Which was called "Last,
loneliest, loveliest," by Kipling, may
still seem lonely to those who never
visit it; but With its 160.U00 inhabi
tants and all tihe trappings of a modern English or American city It has
Interests and activities of its own
which make the average Aucklander
give Bcant thought to his geographic
isolation. i
There are other factors that work
to banish thoughts of loneliness trom
the minds of Aucklanders. The port
has become the busy center of trade
With the South sea Islands; and the
Ships of some of the chief Pacific
steamer lines from 'San Francisco
and   Vancouver put  in at Auckland
c_Ana KETTLE VALLEY ORCHARDIST
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TWENTY-SIXTH YE AH—No  9
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1926
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on their voyages to and from Sydney.
As a result of this service Auckland
theaters- and concert halls are sup
piled with the theatrical talent anl
musical wbo are interesting the rest
of the world.
Auckland gives another example of
the lavish way in which nature has
dealt out wonderful harborstn Australasia. The irtuin Auckland harbor,
opening to the east—Waitemiata harbor—furnishes about six square miles
of deep, land-locked water; and this
opens upon Haurakl gulf with an
area of hundreds of square miles. A
ship must steam 30 or40 miles north
from Auckland before it meets the
swell of the Pacific.
Auckland's business section lies
along the water front on the south
side of the harbor,'and along Queen
street, whose well paved, level surface hides a creek bed of early days,
substantial business blocks, some six
and seven stories high, give the
streets an aspect of a Canadian city
ol a decade ago.
The residence section of Auckland
ramjble up the slopes ot hills that rise
a short distanoe from the harbor.
The entire isthmus is covered with
old volcanic cones of various sizes,
the highest,'Mt Eden, reaching an
altitude of 640 feet. This emlinence
is a favorite objective for sightseers,
dividing popularity with One Tree
hill, which is included in a magnificent 300-acre park. From either
height one gets a magnificent view
ot slopes covered with cottages and
gardens, the business section, the
busy water front, the great harbor,
dotted with forest covered isles, and
beyond the, inner water gate- to the
Pacific. To the west one may Bee
entirely across the island and make
out the 'blue waters of the sea that
stretches offlll to Australia.
Auckland is -.In-lost the exact antipodal point of Gibralter, and has a climate not unlike that of sunny Spain
at its best. The temperature seldom
rises higher than 82 degrees Fahrenheit in summer (December, January
and February) or falls much below
40 degrees Fahrenheit - in winter
(June, July and August). The maximum temperature In Auckland in
August is about 60 degrees. Palms
grow i n the parks beside the trees
common to more northern climes.
Grass remains green the year round,
and Aucklanders carry on their outdoor life through winter and summer alike.
PROFITS ON FARM CROPS
AT EXPERIMENTAL FARM
HEADS NEW IRISH PARTY
A new movement ln Irish political
life, based on the former Irish
Nationalist Party, was 'launched at
Waterford recently. Captain William Redmond, the leader of the
new party, Is shown addressing Um
MTOWd.
The cost of production, and profits
from the yield of farm crops naturally differ in sections of the country,
but facts derived from investigation
and tests carried on at the central
experimental farm, Ottawa, and recorded in the report of 1925 of the
Dominion Field Husbandman, E. S.
Hopkins are of more than ordinary
interest and of special value. Last
year the yield of oats on farm was a
record one, being 8-i.S bushels per
acre and ot straw 2.2:J, tons. Placing
the value of the oats at only 43 cents
per bushel and the straw at $4 per
ton anil the total cost of productiou
at $35.48, as detailed in the report,
which can be had free by -applying
lo the publications branch, Uttawa,
we have a profit of $10.76 per acre
An extra yield of hay was also ey-
perienced at the farm, the cost of
producing which is placed at $28.76
pre acre und the profit at $26.10, the
yield having been $4.3?. r.-: -**.r* and
the cost to produce $6.6 4per ton. The
seeding consisted of a mixture of red
clover, alsike and timothy, to which
six pounds of alfalfa seed were added
and whioh were mainly responsible
for the large yield.
Corn silage Ib given as producing
a profit of $4.61 per acre, but potatoes proved the most profitable ol*
all. They gave a yield of, 332.3
bushels per acre, which cost $117.50
per acre to produce and valued at u
dollar per bushel, resulted In a profit
per acre of $214.71.
Wheat produced a protit of $19.97
and barley $15.80 per acre. The
yield ot m'angels was below the average and a loss is recorded. Corn
silge gave rather better results than
the mixture of oats, peas and vetches
for silage.
Are You That
Kind of a Dtiver?
BY   ERWIN   GREER
Be good to your car, and indirectly
you will be good to yourself. This
means three things: Law observance, courtesy and consideration tor
your car.
Many of us have seen tne numeral
"40" on our speedometers, and the
law was broken each time this occurred. Everyone swears they give
hand signals with religious scruplous-
ness, but there are many times when
these are entirely forgotten In the
stress of other things at the corner.
And such signals as most of them
are! If the engine ran aB raggedly
aB signals are given, we would all be
■pedestrians  by preference.
Oars are occasionally overtaken
and passed on the right handside.and
the 'performance never fails to cause
inconvenience. This practice . is illegal, dangerous and decidedly discourteous. When you come to a
busy intersection, give the other fellow a chance. Perhaps he was there
firat. When you overtake and pass
*, car, bon't suddenly slow down and
force the driver behind you to ride
his brakes to prevent his mixing his
radiator cap with your spare tire. If
you have to slow up after passing a
car, you shouldn't have passed lt.
When there is delay in traffic ahead,
and a line of cars has formed, consider the delay aB unavoidable, and
don't be the ill-mannered yokel who
holds down the horn button, or he
that drives around the side of the
line.    "
The useful work your engine does
when driving on a level road ls to
overcome mechanical friction and
wind resistnee. Both these factors
increase very rapidly as you increase
your speed, which Indicates that the
slower you go, the less gasoline will
be used per mile traveled. However,
at slow speed the efficiency of the engine is not as good as at high speeds.
There is, therefore, an optimum
speed of about twenty-five miles per
haur, at which the best mileage will
be obtained. Driving with the hand
hrottle on long open, stretches is also
conducive to good mileage, as it allows the engine to operate more uniformly than when your foot, responding to every slight jar, constantly
moves the throttle. If you now do
thirty-five or better, whenever you
can, ipou will enjoy   an   increase   in
gasoline -mileage of from two to four
miles per gallon by consistently driving between twenty-five and thirty,
and you will be surprised to find that
you can reach your destination In almost the same driving time.
REDUCE YOUR TIRE C08TS
A peculiar thing. The worst tire
in the world can be mado to look
exactly like the best tire in the
World. (The gyp manufacturer uses
the poorest grade of rubber; even
reclaimed rubber vulcanized on a
carcase made of rotten fabric, but
to all outward appearance that tire
appears as would the best tire.
And this ONLY proteceion the
tire buyer has is the name of the
maber branded in the rubber of
the casing. The name of the maker
and serial number is the only real
assurance of a quality tire.
'When you read a sign: "Tires
at Half Standard Prices" BEWARE.
Don't get the feeling that there ls a
chance to get a first-class Ure for
half. Ht isn't done by the fellow
who wants to save money. And just
as sure as you do buy that cheap
tire—just as surely will that tire
blow out when a third of half the
mileage is put on lt. And then
when you go back to get an adjustment you will find that your dealer
has "gone out of business."
Nowi I am an expert, supposedly,
but I've been gyped too—and I'm
buying nothing bnt standard makes
and paying the market pricefor
them. A cheap tire is—just that,
and the man wto buys them is always sorry.
Some of the reputable tire manufacturers do put out certain quantity of what areknown as "seconds."
This means a tire that is slightly defective. They had been left in the
vulcanizer o cure too long—the
heat had been too intense, l got
about two thousand miles from one
and fifteen hundred from the other.
It was not bad mileage considering
the prlcel I paid, for them, but I
would have beaten the game—and
Baved two brand new tubes—had I
purchased  two  standard  tires.
My' advice is this: Buy a tire
with the maker's name and serial
number on it Pay the top price and
you will get servce that will repay
you for the money spent A good
tire will give a mflnimum of eight
thousand mjiles. Keep a record of
the tires on your machine and you
will be surprised at the smallness of
the item. But buy a gyp tire—and"
you will remember the time When
Erwin Greer tried to help you save
money.
APPLES    WILL     PRODUCE    IRON
if you have not "had your Iron today" the quickest way to get lt is to
eat apples , say the promoters of
week, who are advancing that fruit
as worthy of a place the year round
In the menu of the average home.
Professor ¥. A. BarsB, who, withA.
A. Mllledge of the British Columbia
Products Bureau of the Vancouver
Board of Trade, is promoting apple
in British Columbia, makes the following claim for the apples:
Apples are one of the best sources
of iron for the diet. The apple is the
heaviest iron-carrying fruit that we
can eat, having 30.100 per oent iron
in Its make-up.
The use of all the fresh fruits two
or three times a day will give a full
ration of the needed Iron for the system in combination with the iron
contained in bread, eggs, meat and
other articles which are routine in
the dally Meal. Pears also contain
iron and are recommended by dieticians (or their value in furnishing
this element among others.
In .the light of chemical study, it is
now known that the regular consump
tion of fresh fruit the year round,
particularly apples, there is no need
for Iran tonics in spring or at any
other time. The necessity only will
arise when the dietis deficient in
fresh fruit and green vegetables.
g^Qur Hired Man
Apples or apple pomace may be fed
to dairy cows as a substitute for corn
silage.
New York is the first state in the
Union In the production of cabbages
and onions,
Bulk acid phosuhate, at the present prices, is 30 per cent sheaper
than that which is bagged.
Mulch the strawberry bed with material that is as free from seeds as
possible, or the bed Will become foul
with weeds.
It Is good practice to put lime on
fall-plowed oat ground that ft to be
seeded with clover or alfalfa in the
spring, if it is sour.
-Grapevines and foerry bushes are
often protected in localities where
the winters are severe by bending
them to the ground and covering
them with straw and earth.
Vie For Supremacy of Road
Mr Jones wa sslttlng down to
breakfast one morning when he was
astounded to see In the paper an announcement ot his own death.
He rang up friend Smith at once.
"Halloa, Smith," he said. "Have you
seen the announcement of my death
in the paper?"
"Yes," replied Smith. "Where are
you speaking from "
He was a oanny Scot, and decided
that, an excellent method of saving
money for Christmas would be to put
a penny In a monye-bpx every time
kissed his wife.
This he did regularly until the-holl-
day came round, and on opening the
box was amazed when out came not
only pennies, but sixpences, shillings
and half-cownsr.
Thunderstruck, he asked his wife
how she accounted for the miracle.
"Well. Jock," she replied, "It's no
Ivery mon that's as close-fisted as ye
are."
Any complaints regarding the' contents of this issue of The Sun must
be made to the editor ln person before 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
After that time we will not listen to
then*. We only had thirty minutes
in which to prepare the copy and
linotype it. The balance of the
week we iust loafed.
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1. Moslem   trisctor-triillcr  In   Cnntt-
illlin   I'm I III'  I'.sisriKN  service.
2. ''lien," the prlsle nf the Canadian
Pacific lOxpress afisiiK-n.
Is the horse doomed to extinction SO
far as the road is concerned? A
few years ago it would appear Incredible that the motor truck Bhould
supplant the faithful servants as
much as it has. Tractors are endeavoring to edge htm oft the field
too; how long can ho last?
We have become so modernized—
those of us who buy gasoline—that
we are gradually coming to regard
the old grey mare, with more or less
disdain. When wo think of horses
ln terms of transport, ire are becoming more inclined to picture them
staggering before a junk wagon or
haltingly mobilizing a calcche or ca-
rlole, these beasts of whom so much
has been written, whose devotion and
faithfulness has inspired poets and
artists. J. E. Coulter, assistant to
the vice-president of the Canadian
Pacific Express Company gave us
quite a shock recently. He drives a
car which ls paid for, uses considerable of the company's gasoline and
had Just completed the purchase of
six new trucks—beautiful things—of
which he is very proud. "The horse"
he said, "the horse will never be altogether replaced on the road, and I
will live to see the day when he will
replace some of the trucks". And
then he waxed eloquent. We could
see that had he been born flfty years
earlier—"Ed" is a very young man—
the Canadian Pacific would have had
some of the "nattiest turnouts" possible. Coulter has over two hundred
motor -faUcles to keep close record
of, but he says that his company will
only replace a horse where it is
proven that an actual economy will
be effected. "On long runs, where
two horse wagons have not quite
enough work to keep them both busy
a motor vehicle will perhaps be more
economical, but one motor vehicle, he
said, will not economically replace
one horse in our service, and particularly in congested areas where
many stops must he made". This
from a man who lives by efticlent
transportation.
Mr. Coulter believes that part of
maintenance of horses.wagons and
other vehicles should be charged to
advertising. That is why one never
sees one of the vehicles under his
direction ln need of a coat of paint.
He lias been able   to   keep   in hla
r' stables too, that pride in horse-flesh
that was almost a feature ot life titty
years ago. Not all of his horses ar*
young ones, hut most of them hare a
record of some kind or another, and
when they are finished with express
service, they are given the life of
ease they have earned. In the Toronto stables is one horse of which
the whole organization ls exceptionally proud. "BM" Coulter will
tell you about this fine grey gelding
and of how he compares with the late
"Marquis". The champion "Ben"
joined the service of the Canadian
Pacific Express Company three years
ago and has worked eight hours a
day since. In 1924 he took first
prizes ln the July parade and the
Royal Winter Fair. At the last Royal
Winter Fair he took all honors again.
Another "Marquis" is the judgment.
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The horse will never be ousted, at
least trom the hearts of the express
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QUITE AT HOME AFLOAT
Mr. W. A. (Billy) Williams, who
lives ln Montreal when he Is not
on the ocean, is here seen on the
S.S. Minnedosa, by which he sailed
the other day for his 112th crossing of the Atlantic. Not content
with his numerous business trips to
Europe Mr. Williams has taken two
cruises to the West Indies.
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Owners of automobiles are reminded by the provincial police that with
the opening of the new year there
will be no days of grace allowed as
in the past for the taking out of the
necessary licenses. In past yeavs
there has been a practice in vogue
of allowing thirty days after the be-
gining of the new year In which
theBe licenses may be taken out.-
The instructions to the police regarding the issuing of such licenses
follow: "Upon receipt of application
■forms, applicant to fill in same fully,
in accordance to notice sent to such
applicant with such forms, and present Buch forms personally or by mes '
senger, to the nearest issuing oflice.
Upon receipt of the forms at the issuing office the amount of the fee
will be computed, and upon payment
of such amount, license plates and
license holder will be issued. This
will enable the licensee to obtain his
plates, receipt and license holder
with the least possible delay. The
license itself will be mailed direct to
the licensee when it has been checked up with the records. Until such
time as the licensee has received hit-
license he may operate his motor vehicle by carrying his receipt in the
license holder. It might also be
ipointed out that the use of 1927
plates before the first proximo is
illegal."
While travelling between two villages an engineer came across a
neighbor in charge of a traction engine that had stuck fast owing to the
road giving way with the heavy,
weight.
Wishing to help him out of his difficulty, the engineer set about seeing
how it could be accomplished.
Looking at the steam gauge, he
saw 10 pounds rpessure registered.
Asking the man how lie meont to get
out of the hole with only that pressure, he got the following reply:
"Ton pounds pressure, d'you say?
Why, man, the valves is all screwed
dowu as far as they'll go and that
pointer's away around for tho second
time!"
Patient: "I suppose you are get
ting a good fee, doclor, for attending
the Smith boy?   Mis father's rlch.'*
"Wcll, yes.   Why?"
"Well, I hope you won t lorget that
It wus my little Teddy who threw
the brick that hit h ni."
A genius ls a man who shoots it
somothlng no one else can see—anl
hits lt
THE SO-CALLED "MESSIAH"
Juddi:   Krislinainuitl,    the    young
Kiiuiii   "Messiah,"    sponsored    by
Mrs.  Annie  Ijesant, ls now in the
United  states,  where  he  hopes to
''" '"*' fhanges in the
1 ',"*, ■ •■; ■..-. -.vsuntry. It is
expected that he will later on como
to Canada. THE SUN: GBAND FOBKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
3h* (Srattb 3teka Bun
AN INDSPENDENT NEWSPAPER
<3. A. EVANS. EDITOR AHD PUBLISHER
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FRIDAY, DLCEMBER 31, 1026
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dissolved in Henry VIII's time and the chapel
became a parish ahurch. James II of England made it a chapel royal in 1687, but it began to fall into rnins in 1768.   The adjoining
Tbe Spice of Life
VERY SAD
"I hope that's a nice book for   you
to   read,   darling,"   said a  consplen-
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palace, begun by James IV in 1501, was used g-rl daughter
as the residence of tbe king until  the union, ^.g* —g£ -J*"",,
The present king and queen of England make
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Notes • Notions • Notables
In 1917 there was the marveloas enrolment
of 20,000,000 in the Red Ooss organization
At present there are some 3,000,000 members.
The -ociety cbIIs attention to the fnct that the
need for Red Cross service is very great in
peace time and that membership enrolment
helps so make adequate relief possible.
For day  in  and  day  out obstacles fence
riders on western ranches have nothing on the
maintenance crews that patrol electric trans
mission lines through the mountains.  In win
ter they sometimes find snow so deep that
only the tops of poles and  towers.along the
lines are visible
iog" is done on
linemen's spurs.
•In such cases "pole climb-
snowshoes instead  of with
it their abode when visiting Edinburgh.
a trust has been established to preserve the
many articles of historical interest gathered
beneath the roof of the ancient palace, and the
trust is empowered to add to this collection.
According to the generally received traditions of the church, the twelve apostles came
to the following ends: Andrew sufferd martyr
dorn at Patrae ln Achaia, on a cross of the
form known as Si- Andrew's cross; Baitholo-
mew was crucified at Albanopolis in Armenia,
James the younger was probably stoned to
death; Matthew died a natural death; Philip
died a violent death at Hierapolis, but by
what mode is unceitain; Simeon Peter was
crucified at Rome; Thaddeus, or Jude, probably suffered martyrdom in Persia; John, the
beloved disciple, lived, aocording to Jerome,
to be about one hundred years old, and died
at Ephesus; Simon Zelotes was crucified at
one hundred and twenty nine years of age;
Thomas was put to death in India, and Judas
Iscarot banged himself.
■Thi*--
wl    I
don't think you would like it It's so
sad at the end."
"How is it sad. darling?"
"Well, she dies, and he has to go
back to his wife."
The reformer should be patient witb us
After all, tbe world's wickedness keeps him
in ajob.
What is a highbrow? The term is the twentieth century word for'swelled head," according to one contributor to the Forum. He is "a
person who has an interest beyond food,
drink and raiment," another contends. In one
reader's opinion Helen Wills is "the world's
most perfect adjusted highbrow, because she
makes tennis an art and dares to think of
something beyond sports at the same time."
A rubberized washablp wpllpnper jtvas exhibited at the recent Dusseldorf exposition
for public health and welfare. It is said to be
equal to other wallpapers in appearance and
superior in endurance It is available in a
great number of designs and colors for use in
hospitals and hotels, public buildings and
summer houses. The product has the appearance of wallpaper, not oilcloth or linoleum.
Engineers cf tbe United States navy have
perfected a torch that can melt and cut steel
at any depth under water. The device, used in
opening sunken submarines,consists of.ajet of
hydrogen and oxygen which emanates from
two separate sleeves to tbe tip of the torch.
From the time tbe flame is applied the stee'
plate, usually an inch thick or less on subma
rines, can be cut at the rate of a foot a* min'
ate.
A colony of Poles which had been lost sight
of since 1873 was recently found by a Polish
natu.ai.st in the valley o' the Doce river in
Brazil. They had been completely isolated
and spoke only Polish.
APPLE SAUCE
"What are thim?" asked one Irish
nuin of another.
"Thim Is cranberries."
"Are they fit to eat?"
"Are they? Why, Whin thlmcran
berries Ib stewed they make better
apple sauce tluin prunes does."
TOO MUCH HAY
Vegetarian Husband (timidly)—
"Do you know, my dear, 1 really think
we ought to nave a bit of meat once
In a while. Tbree times last night I
caught myself whnnying." j
Two colored gentlemen who had
just reduced the population ln a
farmer's hen roost were making a
get-away.
"Laws, Mose," gasped Sam, "why
you s'pose them flies follows us so
close?"
"Keep gallopin', nigger," said
Mose. "Them ain't flies. Them's
buckshot."
BUILT TO ORDER
Mrs. Rogers—"What's the matter
with Mr. Brenham? Has he lumbago
or spinal curvature or something?"    |
MrB. Feather—"No, he has to walk
that way to fit some shlrtsthat   Mrs. i
Brenham   made   for him for Christmas."
A young lady from Buck's CornerB
was visiting relatives in the city.
During the course other stay, sho
was invited to, an informal dinner.
Wine was served and, after partaking, the young lady felt somewhat
elated. She thought of her ihome at
Huck's Corners and compared mentally her quiet life there with the gay
life of the city. Turn ing to the
young on her left, she said gushingly, "*lt I were home I could show you
thle yrettiest little calf." "Sh," said
the young man, in a tense Whisper,
"n-fee mo in the conservatory after
dinfler."
XMAS SHOPPING
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Four Connecticut dogs that refused to leave
their master wheu the law laid its hand on
him and locked him up the other day lived up
to the best standard of canine fidelity. The
devotion of the dog to its master is not an invention of sentimental fictionists; it is a fact
established in the records of the past and confirmed in the news of the day.
Lady—"How much will I have
pay for a pair of Bilk hose?"
Clerk—"About two dollars."   •
Lady—"They   come   rather   high,
don't they?"
Clerk— "Yes,    but   remember, you
are a rather tall lady."
A gasolineless, wood burning automobile
was operated recently in Paris which proved a
success. The fuel is simply wood or charcoal
heated to a high temperature by a special ap
paratus attached to the left side of the car and
transformed into gas, which, mixed with air,
passes on to the engine and is exploded in the
cylinders the same as ordinary from liquid
fuel.
In order to quickly move all the stock and
implemet ts of a farm from Fawley to Holm-
wood, England, a special railroad train was
provided. Attendants fed the stock and
poultry enroute, while the run was being made
in record time.
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For the twelfth time a man in London has
entered a plea of bankruptcy. He is Frederick
Thomas Johnson and he stated in his examination that he has failed in business twelve
times since 1900. lli; has served six prison
terms under thu bankruptcy act.
In the Eastern countries—Armenia, Syria
and Greece—lamb is the chief article of diet
on Christmas.
The oldest inhabitant remembers there was
a time when the man who rode his bicycle at
ten miles an hour was call-: d a scorcher.
William Pepler, a southern railroad engineer, of Bermondsey, England, has retired
after 50 years' service. His father, also an
engineer, had 53 years' service.
Women all bave a lot to say about  model
husbands, but they all want a different model.
A woman never tires of shopping as long as
her hair stays in curl.
Suddenly the waiter noticed that
the party of four diners were beckon-
ng to him "with frantic gestures, He
crossed to their table,
Apparently an argument was taking place with regard to formation of
the world. One man declared that
China was the-oldest known country,
another Russia, and so on. The waiter, who, by the yay, yas an Irishman,
was asked to setUe Uie matter.
He said that Ireland was the oldest
country.  »
"How ls t then," asked a member
of the party, "that there is no mention of you being ln the ark with
Noah?"
"Oh, sure, Ireland was always an
independent nation entoirely," said
the wa ter, "and she (had boats of her
own then."
Poems From EasternLands
Japan
The Bridge to Heaven
Uhl that tbat ancient bridge,
Hanging 'twist heaven aod earth, were longer still,
Obi tbat yoc tow'rng mountain-ridge
So boldly tow'ring, tow'red more boldly "till!
Then from tbe moon on high
I'd fetch some drops of the life-giving stream—
A gift tbat might beeeem
Our Lord, the King, to make him live for ayel
—Anoo.
"How is it, Bridget, that I saw you
treating your young.man to my cake
and pie last night?"
"Because Oi thojight ye was aslape
mum."
"Pa," said young Billy, "What's a
golf hazard?"
And his wise parent replied:
"Some of the stuff that's handed
around in the locker-rooms, son."
The ancient palace of Holyrood households
the proud tradition of being the royal palace
of the Scottish kings. David I, in 1128,
founded an abbey in Edinburgh and named it
Holy Rood. The monastery, which was   bu/i
c>4ncient History**
[Taken From Twenty-Year Old Sun Files,]
Locations have been made inside the city
limits tor marl by A. P. McKechnie, Chas
Hay and F. W. Auvache. The substance is
said, to be useful in the manufacture of Portland cement.
Nels Setterland, furnaceman at the Granby
smelter, holds the enviable lecord of having
worked at that institution for five years without a lay off.
P. T. McCallum has removed an old land
mark by tearing down his barn.  This was one
of the first structures erected in Grand Forks
Grand Forks people appear to push them
selves to the front quite frequently. On the
front page of tbe Christmas issue of the Vic
toria Times is a full page engraving of Master
A Erskine Smith, dressed in his best prospecting and bear bunting costume. The title
the Times gives tbe picture is, "Young British
Columbia."
"There is a great deal to be said
on both sides," said the would-be
peacemaker mildly.
"Possibly,"   replied   the   self-opinionated   bounder;   "but/what's to be
said   on the other side doesn't ini
est mo."
inter-
Native   (to stranger): "There goes
the lightweight champion of   our village."
Stranger:   "Pugilist,  eh?"
"No—the village butcher."
CITY REAL  ESTATE
FOR SALE
Amplications for immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City* within thc
Municipality, are invited.
Pri .-ess—-From $25.00 per lot upwards.
Terms:—-Cash and approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may be seen at tbe
City Oflice.
JOHN \. HUTTON.
City Clerk.
An Artist's View of the Rockies
Cathedral Mountain From th* Yoho Valley
Leonard Richmond, R.B.A..R.O.I.,
the well known British artist is
among the latest to succumb to the
lure of singing the praises of the
Canadian Pacific Rockies. In Apollo,
a magazine of the arts, Mr. Richmond writes of the Rocky Mountains
as one of the most magnificent sights
of the world. .
Towards the end of March 1925,
the artist made his first journey into
the heart of Canada. He writes, "As
the train advanced from Calgary, the
"Foothills" of the Rockies gradually
emerged in view, suggesting the
appearance of a body-guard, or
sentinels, guarding the sterner mountains beyond.
"It is not expedient or desirable for
me to describe in detail the emotional
ascending scale that my feelings
experienced as the train approached
the actual Rockies themselves. It is
enough to state that my highest
imaginative thoughts had never visualized so much impressive force and
dignity as those austere mountains
conveyed thst late afternoon in
March.
"The general color on that particular afternoon was monotone in
effect. I have not seen any Japanese
wood-cut print that equalled the
superb draughtsmanship of the finely
designed groups of pine trees which
were almost black in tint, contrasting
sharply against the virgin snow.
"The mountains of Canada sno-trest
many forms of expression for artists.
In that respect they are probably
unique. The intellectually endowed
modern painter has scope enougn to
create works of art, based on the
innumerable suggestions of dynamic
force, grim tragedies of form caused
by ancient volcanic eruptions, and
occult feelings, too, can be awakened
by close contact and communion
with the soul of the mountains.
"It is impossible for any artist to
sketch more than a fraction of such
a vast area of varied subjects. Once
the artist is situated right in the
mountains there is no occasion to seek
for subjects or to walk any distance
for desirable views. There is something interesting to paint from any
angle.
"Some of the most interesting
pictures that I hsve seen recently of
the Rockies are those where the
artist has improvised' in colour and
form on the original theme in nature.
By tbis means Nature can be made to
look more natural in a picture and
the artlrt's thoughts can be crystallized   into   positive   expression."
Mr. Richmond, who painted a
number of beautiful views, states that
although Lakes Louise, O'Hara,
Moraine, and Emerald are famous in
the lake world of Canada, he -was
intrigued by the smaller sisters, Lake
Mirror and Lake Agnes, known as
the "Lakes in the Clouds," above
Louise.
TWO WEEK8 AFTER  CHRISTMAS
You wake up bright and early
Christmas morning. You open the
stockings. ChristmaB presents on
Christmas morning are tbe most won
derl'ul, beautiful things ln the world,
Under the soft light of Christmas
candles, every present looks like t
priceless treasure.
On the day after Christmas, you
begin to look at your presents more
carefully. It is easier to decide
Which ones you like best.
One week after Christmas, your
preferences are very definite. Two
weeks after Christmas, you have to
stop to think a minute to remember
what some of your friends gave you,
Why not give your friends a Christ
mas present that they cannot forget,
and would not if they could? The
Youth's Companion comes once every
week—fifty-two times in a year. For
$2.00, what present oould you possibly buy that would be more useful
more   used, and better appreciated?
Just send your order to tne address
below and Santa Cltus will take ctre
of delivering 'the Companion to your,
home or ta the bome of a friend. Sub,
scribers will receive:
1. The     Youth's     Companion—62
Issues in 1927, and
2. The remaining issues of 1926.
AU for $2.00.
3. Or inslude   McCall's   Magazine,
the monthly authority onfasr-
ions. Both publications . only
$2.60.
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MOUNTAINS TEMPT LOVER OF OUTDOORS
FROM EVERYWHERE
Tbe fourth Eastern Inter-nation-*
Dog Derby to be held from Quebetf
dty February 21, 22 and 23, promises to be the most keenly contested
ever held. It is expected that over
20 teams will be entered for tbe
race.
Christmas tree shipments from
Quebec to the United States ran to
460,000 over Canadian Pacific lines
last year, and present expectation is
that this number will be equalled at
least this year. Revenue to farmers
of the province from this source ran
to $100,000 last year.
ONE of the finest Alpine territories to be found anywhere
on the North American Continent is that surrounding Mount
Robson, (13,068 ft.), highest p-ak
in the Canadian Rockies. Here the
visitor finds magnificent peaks,
awe-inspiring glaciers and delightful Alpine valleys with their-magnificence of wild flowers to charm
tho heart of the nature lover. In
1624 ihe Alpine Club of Canada
held its annual camp on tho shores
of Berg Lake, shown above, and
member? if that organization..
■many o*. whom have climbed in different parts of   the   world, wore
unanimous in declaring that Canada held no more splendid Alpine
and scenic territory than this.
Nor is it necessary that the visitor be an experienced Alpinist to
enjoy the beauties of ihe Mount
Hobson district, for there are within a short distance of the Berg
Lake bungalow, splendid peaks
viiich are ea*y enough in ascent
for tho tyro and yet offering splendid views of the surrounding AJp-
Innds,
s The photograph shows Mount
Uobson, the monarch of the Cana-l-
:m Rockies, end Berg Lake, so
named   because   of   the   icebergs
whicb are constantly floating on its
surface. Beneath is one of the
Swiss guides from Jasper Park
Lodge, coiling his rope in preparation for leading an ascent en
Mount Robson, while to the right
he is shown making bis way round
one of the difficult ice peaks of the
climb.
Ponies and guides are available
at Mt. Robson station to conduct
tourists from there over thc magnificent Robson Trail to Berg Lake,
where comfortable bungalows are
maintained, which provide an excellent starting point for many
wonderful excursions into the
higher pusses.       —C.N.R. Photos.
A   Thousand Stories in  Lake  District of
Manitoba Says Canadian Authoress
Martha Ostenso Gave Best First Novel of Year that Setting
Miss Martha Otenso, who was
awarded the $13,600 prize and
royalties on the book for the best first
novel submitted during the past year
In a contest organized jointly by
Dodd, Mead & Company, Pictorial
Review and Famous Players-Lasky
Corporation, ls a twenty-four-year-
old school teacher from Manitoba.
Miss Ostenso's novel will be serialized, filmed and published in book
form ln 1925. The story, which is
called "The Passionate Flight," deals
with the farmers of the Western
Prairies and portrays the romance
of one whose ambition to soar beyond the black loam led to dramatic
consequences.
More than 1,500 manuscripts were
submitted. The Judges state that
Miss Ostenso's was so far superior
that no other story seriously rivalled
it
A brief sketch of her life and the
circumstances which inspired her
novel, as related by Miss Ostenso,
follows :
"Where tbe long arm of the Har-
dangerfjiord penetrates farthest into
tbe rugged mountains of the, coast
of Norway, the Ostenso family has
lived ln the township that bears Its
name since the days of tho Vikings.
The name means 'Eastern Sea,' and
was assumed centuries ago by an
adventurous forbear who dreamed of
extending his holdings over the
mountains and through the lowlands
of Sweden eastward to the very
shores of the Batlic. Although hiB
dreams never came true, the family
name recalls lt and the family tradition of land-holding has persisted
unbroken; the part of the land that
borders the lovely fjord ls still in its
possession, handed down from eldest
eon to eldest son.
"My father, a young son, was free
to indulge bis roving disposition. A
few years after his marriage to my
mother he decided to emigrate to
America.
"My mother's parents lived high
tip in the mountains, remote from
the. softening Influence of the coast
towns. At their home it was, near
the little village of Haukeland, that
I was born. This, the first of many
small towns in -which I have lived, is
known to me only through hearsay,
tor when I was two years old we
came to America.
"The story of my childhood Is a
tale of seven little towns in Minne-
■oU and South Dakota.    Towns of
the field and prairie all, redolent of
the soil from which tbey had sprung
and eloquent of that struggle common to Uie fanner the world over,
a struggle but transferred from the
Ostensos and Haukelands of the Old
World to the richer loam of the new.
They should have a story written
about them—those seven mean, yet
glorious little towns of my childhood ! In one of them, on the dun
prairies of South Dakota, I learned
to speak English.    Wbat a lovely
Martha Ostenso
language I found it to be, with words
in it like pail and funeral and alone,
and ugly words, too, like laughter
and cake and scratch! What strange
sounds the new words made to me.
"Later, in another of the little
towns, I learned that it was fun to
make things with words. It was while
living ln a little town in Minnesota
that I became a regular contributor
to the Junior Page of the Minneapolis Journal, and was rewarded for
my literary trial-balloons at the rate
of eighty cents a column. In the
public school of,that little town there
still hangs, perhaps, a large print of
a rural scene In a resplendent frame,
with a neat name-plate at the bottom of it. That also came from the
Journal, in recognition of nn essay I
which, in my eleven-year-old opinion, placed nie abreast of Emcr-on. I
"When I  was   Ci"!.   n    y **-:   old,
I bade good.-bJe w iUe v ,>tj Little I
Towns. My father's restless spirit
drove him north to the newer country. The family settled in Manitoba.
"It was during a summer vacation from my university work that I
went into the lake district of Manitoba, well towards the frontiers ot
that northern civilization. The story
tbat I bave written lay tbere, waiting
to be put into words. Here was the
raw material out of which Little
Towns were made. Here was human
nature stark, unattired in the convention of a' smoother, softer life.
A thousand stories are there still, to
be written.
"My novel lay back of my mind
fpr several years before I began to
write it. In tbe intervals of those
years, spent as a social worker ln
a great city, I often compared ths
creaking machinery of skyscraper
civilization with the cruder, direct
society of the frontier. Slowly, as
my work among the needy brought
me nearer and nearer to the heart
of the city, the border life began to
be limned clearly against the murkier background of my work-a-day
scene.
"A year ago last summer I returned to Manitoba. The approach
to remembered scenes renewed my
Interest in my story, tbe character
stood out clear-cut at last, and I
made the first draft of the novel.
"I was not satisfied with the result
and laid the manuscript aside, with
no definite purpose regarding it It
was not until spring that I returned
to the city and learned of the Curtis
Brown contest. It was with diffidence and reluctance that I was per-,
suaded by friends, who thought well
of the early draft and Its possibilities, to rewrite it in time to submit
il for consideration.' At best, I felt,
if it Vere as good as my friends said,
it might not be wholly ignored.
"I leave it to the scientists and
pseudo-scientists who argue interminably about the relative influence
on men of heredity and environment
to decide the responsibility for wbat
ever merit my story maj* have. The
blood of the Norsemen ! The Seven
Little Towns ? Perhaps—I do not
Know. No—but I have my own very
unscientific opinion. It won't bear
stating, but this much may be satd
of lt: It has something to do with
magic and fairies and al! the other
rmpossible, beautiful things that I
believe in."'
I
Four carloads of silver foxes,
valued at $750,000, have left Prince
Edward Island in one shipment for
the Western States: Wyoming,
Utah, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Viewed as a livestock shipment, it is said to be a record one.
A number of prize winners were
among the pack.
Dog teams will be used this winter by the Hudson's Bay-Marland
organization to prosecute oil development work in the Ribstone field
in North-eastern Alberta. This is
the area where the quest for oil
started following a favorable report
by Dr. G. S. Hume,"*head of tbe Dominion Geological Survey.
Christmas travel over tbe Canadian Pacific routes to the Old Country has been heavier this year than
ever before experienced. Special
trains have been run from Winnipeg
directly to the ship's side at Saint
John, N.B. The westerners credit
this heavy movement to England
for Christmas to the excellent conditions that prevail throughout tbe
west.
The hundred settler families from
the British Isles brought out by the
Scottish Immigrant Aid Society to
form the Clan Donald Colony are
doing splendidly, according to a
field supervisor's report just submitted. When they landed at their
destination they found farms,
houses, barns and equipment ready
so that no time was lost in preliminaries.
Turkish tobacco, grown in Alberta, is better than that grown in
Turkey or Greece, according to a
Mr. Baker here, who ■ grew 1,000
pounds as an experiment this season.
He plotted out three-quarters of an
acre to ten varieties of tobacco seed.
The crop was harvested ripe before
the coming of frost, and of the ten
varieties Turkish, White Barley and
Orinoco thrived best.
Nearly 1,050 overseas vessels entered the Harbor of Montreal and
over 350 coastal vessels docked there
in the season just closed. ThiB makes
a very favorable showing compared
with the 1,256 overseas and 216
coastal vessels of the previous sea-l
son. During the period of open!
navigation over 113,860,000 bushels
of grain were shipped from tbe port
and flour shipments totalled 2,090,-
000 barrels.
Canada scored again at the Chicago Exposition when the blue ribbon grand championship in the
Clydesdale stallion division went to
Fore-t Favorite, owned by Haggerty
and Black of Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. Last year the University of
Saskatchewan took the coveted honor
with Green Meadow Footsteps. This
year, it is said, the veteran Canadian stallion was an easy winner
over all others.
"There is better hunting today In
the Canadian Rockies than was the
case when white men first began
systematic exploration of them
nearly fifty years ago," said Tom E.
Wilson, of Banff, one of the outstanding pioneer mountain guides,
when interviewed at Canadian Pacific headquarters recently. Mr.
Wilson was the first white man to
discover Lake Louise and Yoho Valley. A plaque or statue has been
erected in the Yoho Valley in honor
of him, by the Trail Riders of tbe
Canadian Rockies.
DRIVERS'  LICENSE
MUST  BE  CARRIED
Commencing the first of the year,
the government Will enforce the law
which demands that all motorists
carry their driver's license in a conspicuous placed. The Automobile
Club of British Columbia has lately
received notice from the government
officers that they are preparing holders which may be tacked on the
dashboard. These will be furnished
to each applicant for a car license ot
no extra cost to the motorist.
Tommy:   "Oh, mummy, I   saw   a
man making a horse today."
Mother:   Surely you must be mis
taken, Tommy.   Horses aren't made.']
Tommiy: "Ob! yes they are! l|
saw the man just finishing tt. He was j
nailing the   eet on!"
Think twice as much as you study,
and you will hava the   proportions,
about right. |
DO YOU WANT
THE PEOPLE
TO READ YOUR
ADVERTISEMENT
People take The" Sun
because they believe
it is worth the price we
charge for it. It is
therefore reasonable to
suppose that they read
its contents, including
advertisments. This
is not -always the case
wifh newspapers that
are offered as premiums with chromos or
lottery tickets
WE DO NOT
WANT CHARITY
ADVERTISING-
Advertising "to help
the editor." But we do
want businessadver t is-
ing by progressive business men who know
that sensible advertising brings results and
pay. If you have something to offer the public that will |benefit
them and you as well,
the newspaper reaches
more people than a bill
board
SUN READERS
KNOW WHAT
THEY WANT
fti
and if you have the
goods you can do business with them
na"
I THE SUN: ORAND FORKS, BBITISH COLUMBIA
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7.
NEWS OFTHE CITY
Representing the fruit growers of
Penticton district and the majority
of the packing and shipping firms of
that end of the Okanagan valley 250
attended a meeting in Steward's hall
at the call of the Penticton branch of
the British Columlbia Fruit growers'
association on Monday 2afternoon.
Following a two hours' debate on the
•point of variance in connection witli
the nlarketing of fruit and the proposed legislation to compel coopers'"
tive pooling, a resolution was passed,
with only two dissentients, favoring
the introduction of a bill Into parliament for the formation of a board of
control, which will he representative
of all parties, and whose duty lt will
be to fix prices, while leaving every
organization free to Bell in whatever markets they desire.
Hast Kelowna fruit growers at a
meeting Wednesday centralized
views ln the following proposals:
That ull shippers ,pay annual license
fee; that uniform contracts he pro-
.vlded between growers and shippers,
the latter agreeing to abide by prices
set by value finding board. Penalty
for violation of price to be a deduction from price he charges grower
for handling equal abount he cuts
under fixed selling price. Government to appoint chairman of value
findig board. This board to determine price f.o.b. of commodity handled by shipper for grower; also to
determine percentage each shipper
may ipiace on domestic market and
amount to be exported or absorbed
as by-products.
Mr. and Mrs. J. De-porter,   durin   the
Christmas holidays.
A number of memlbers of the Masonic fraternity from Greenwood
were In the city on Monday and attended the annual St. John's eve festivities and the installation of officers of King Edward lodge of Green
wood and Harmony lodge of this
city. 2*22
On Tuesday last the news was received in the city from' Vancouver
that Edward Bayfield, father of Mrs
P. B. Freeland. had died in that city
that day.following an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Freeland waa summon
ed to Vancouver last week.
Government Land Assessor S. T.
Larsen, of this district, has been appointed supervisor assessor for the
whole of the province, and will make
his headquarters in Victoria. The
appointment will necessitate considerable change in the system of land
assessment and the offce of assessor
for the Okanagan district will be re
mloved from Penticton to Vernon.
Incidental to the change of location
N. 'R. Brown, of Vancouver, will take
up the office of assessor for the
whole of the Okanagan district. Mr.
Brown was, for a numlber of years,
land assessor for New  Westminster.
Walter O. Miller,, superintendent
of the Boundary division of the Canadian Pacific railway, retires at the
end of the present month under the
company's superannuation arrange
ment. Entering the service of the
company in 1883 as a telegrapher, he
cam e to British Columbia in 1886 as
train dispatcher. lie was trans
furred to Nelson as superintendent ot
the Boundary division in Maroh, 1910
Mr. Miller will be succeeded by
Robert Armstrong of Brandon.
The Odd Fellows lodge on Wednesday evening treated the children of
its members and the children of the
memlbers of Rebekah lodge to a free
entertainment at the movies. After
the show adjournment was made to
the hall, where . the children were
served an appetizing repast, and
candy and nuts were distributed to
them.   A program was also rendered
Alex Massie of Calgary has left
for the coast, after spending the holidays with his brother, G. E. Massie.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Deporter and
family, of Spokane, were visitors at
the   home of Mr. Deporter's parents,
Helen Massie, R. N., Vancouver.ls
visiting her parents ln this city.       t
Keith Pincott arrived home last
Friday from Vanoouver to spend the
holidays with his father, C. F. R.
Pincott. Keith is taking his final
year ln law at the University of
Hritish Columbia.
The British Columbia Fruit Growers' association convention will be
held ln Kelowna January 11 to 13, Instead of at Nelson. Fruit marketing
legislation will be the chief topic.
The annual meeting of the local
branch of the British Columlbia Fruit
Growers' assoclttona will be held in
the Growers Exchange oi 'Wednesday, January 5, at 2:30 p.nv
Mrs. T. J. Lynch had her husband
before Justices Hutton and Donaldson las t Thursday on a charge of
non-support. She waB granted an
allowance of $6 per wee k.
Ewing McCallum, Who Is railroading with the Great Northern in Idaho
spent the holidays in this city with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. T. McCallum.
Even the obnoxious house flies
come buzzing around your head aB
if they expected you to congratulate
tbem on having survived the cold
snap.
Harmony lodge installed officers
on Monday evening, after Which an
enjoyable banquet was served in Masonic temple.
I. Prudhom-me has been awarded
the contract tor supplying the
Grand Forks schools With wood.
The meeting of the city council
this" week das adjourned from Monday evening till Thursday evening.
Jack Miller, of Trail, spent the
holihays in tlit;* iVy with bis parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. JJ. Miller.
FROM EVERYWHERE
Canada's birth rate leads all the
White races of the world, according
to a close study made here of comparative figures. Canada's birth
rate is 23.4 to the thousand, and
Australia comes next with 23.2.
England and Wales fall slightly below France with 18.8.
DONALDSON
GROCERY
s
Phone 30
The public and high schools reopen next Monday, after the two
weeks' Christmas vacation.
O. Wheeler, A. Johnson, A. Rusch
and Mr. Amoore, of Roch creek, were
in the city on Monday.
Harry Atwood, of the Consolidated
at Trail, spent the holidays ln the
city  With relatives.
iRalph Cook, of Trail, visited his
parents In this city during thie holidays.     »
'Mr. and Mrs. B. B. McCannon returned on Thursday from their wedding tour.
Kenneth Massie, of Trail, spent
Christmas with his parents in this
alty.
K
eremeosOrctiardForSal
An improved bearing orcnard of ten acres, containing 549 trees; was well pruned and cultivat"d
this season; a large amount of new flumes were
installep this year. A comfortable house and small
stable, chicken houses.
.$1,000.00  cash   and the  balance on your   own
terms.
For further particulars write to
HENRY    C.  MACAULAY    COMPANY    Lift ITED
722-25 Rogers Building. Vancouver, B. C.
Giving Wings
to Friendship
The long distance telephone gives wings
to friendship. It enables the human
voice to be carried along wires at a
speed of thousands of miles per second
without losing any of its cordiality. The
special night rates after 8:30 p.m. are
advantageous for social chats.
British   Columbia  Telephone
Company
"The manufacturing industry ls,
moving west," says J. E. Walsh,
General Manager of the Canadian
Manufacturers' Association. "The
increase in prairie industries shows
this. We are having the same experience here as they had in the
United States. The Prairie Provinces are fast becoming industrial.
iied."
A gold medal awarded to the Canadian Pacific Railway in recognition of the excellence of its exhibits
at the Canadian Exhibition recently
held in Toronto, was received at
headquarters of the system here today. Similar medals have also been
awarded to the Dominion and Provincial Governments and to a limited number of exhibitors.
Try our Special Tea
at 65c per lb
Shoes, Shirts, Overalls
Good values for your
moiM-y.
Call and see us before
purchasing*
This, from the Lethbridge Herald,
is hard to surpass: "A farmer moved
onto a half section in the Iron
Springs district last spring. He got
in a good crop; irrigated carefully
and watched results. He threshed a
f6,000 crop in this first year; paid
12,800 on his land; $1,600 on equipment and cleared off a $400 loan.
This left him a comfortable balance
of $1,200 to go en with."
JOHN  DONALDSON
General Merchant
S. T. HULL
Established 1910
Heal Estate and Insurance
Itosisli'iil Atrent Gruiid Porks Townsite
*        Company, Umltest
Farms    ^Orchards     City Property
Agents at Nelsou,  Calgary, stlhnii eg anil
other Prairie points.   Vancouver AgiMir :
PENDBHIN        TMKNTS
KATUNIIIJ       LANDS LTIs,
K.lrbll-dicd In 11)1*. WCarp ill s. position IO
■ Iiii ssis-ls Tollable information rouoer'-.iiia this
! "inirirt.
I     Wrse tor frit. Mt.insiire
The President Beatty Prise ia being offered by the President of the
Canadian Pacific Railway to the
man obtaining the highest number
of marks during the coming training season at the training farm of
the British Ministry of Labor at
Brandon, Norfolk. The award consists of a cash prize and employment
at current wages upon the C.P.R.
Supply Farm at Strathmore, Alberta. A similar prize will be made
available in the spring of 1928.
A. E. MGDOUGALL
!     CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
cA Happy New Year
to You
We thank our customers fur their liberal patrm -
age during the pnet year, and trust to merit a
continuance of yonr favors during 1927.
CITY GROCERY
I
Phone 25
'Service and Quality'
CHEVROLET
Sne the new Superior Chevrolet betorc you buy ,i
car. There are more cents in theCHOVROLET
DOLLAR than iu any other nut.-mobile dollar*
CHEVKOI.FsT Touiing  ,   1886
" Roadster   .....       8i-<5
" Coach    10.SO
" Coupee     1080
" Sc-inti    1200
r,inrlf-n S (In"    1260
" One-Inn  Pm-*-* ....*     935
GRAND FORKS GARAGE
An outstanding feature of the
past few weeks has been the export
of live foxes by the Canadian Pacific Express in Montreal. Trade
statistics show that in the past fiscal year 6,590 live foxes, valued at
$1,434,686, left Canada for other
countries. Canadian foxes have
gone to be foundation stock in the
United States, United Kingdom,
Belgium, France, Germany, Newfoundland, Norway, Switzerland,
Finland, Japan and Russia.
Agent
L> out hi'on Mo.niiiicnciil Works
Asbi1 ttltn, I'loduciM Co. ItoofinA]
Announcement was made from
Canadian Pacific Railway headquarters here recently that two free
scholarships, covering one year's tuition in the Faculty of Arts and four
years' tuition in architecture, chemical, civil, mechanical or electrical
engineering at McGill University,
are offered by the company, subject
to competitive examination, to apprentices and other employees enrolled on the permanent staff of the
company and under 21 years of age,
and to minor sons of employees.
INTIMATES FURNISNED
BOX 33)     SRAND FORKS, P. C
K. SCHKEB
\Vlu>!c~ale and Retail
TOBACCONIST
i-.-ilar in
lavunn Cigars, Pipes
Confectionery
Imperial Billiard Parlor
(ir-md Forka, It. C.
PICTURES
The recent snowfalls have directed attention, earlier than usual, to
the coming Dog-Derby—the 1927
Eastern International Dog-Sled Derby—which is to be run off at Quebec City on February 21st, 22nd and
23rd. Six entries have been received bo far: H. Chevrette, who will
carry the colors of The Paquet Co.,
Ltd.; an Ontario Paper Co. entry;
R. I. Sutton, of Chicago- two Price
Brothers entries, and P. J. Molloy,
of Berlin, New Hampshire. Such is
the line-up to date, about twenty
entries being expected.
Sir Frederick WilliamB-Taylor,
General Manager of the Bank of
Montreal, points out in the current
Public Utilities issue of the "Financial Times," that Canada's utilization of power has increased 180 per
eent. in the past ten years and that
the country now stands second in
the world in the utilization of hydro
power. When present plans mature
Canada will have 4,500 0m h.p. in
use, representing a capital invo"*t-
ment of $854,000,000, while undeveloped power wealth will still b;: prodigious, conservatively estimated at
23,000.000 h.p.
A stranger was being shown
thrpugh the rooms of the Boston
Chapter of G.O.O.F.'s.
"An dthls is the lodge room?" he
asked.
"Well, It is rather lodge, of course,
but the one next to it is much
lodgah."
. God bless the Inconspicuous citi'
sen—the man who quietly fulfills all
obligations to his family and to his
sommunity as a matter of course,
andd who does not consider himself
entitled to preferment, political pull
or free puffs in the newspapers.
ANO PICTURE FRAMING
Furniture Made to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kinds.
Upholstering Neatly Done
R. G. McCOTCHBON
WmNIPBdAVRIUH
DON'T HESITATE!
PHONB 101R
FOR FINE PR.KTIN8
A complete line of.oolored bonds
io all shades for fancy letterheads
and other classes oi commercial
printing.  San Job Department.
Did you ever notice that bdeioess
firms wbo think that they can reach
Tbe Sun's readers through other
publications bave a great deal of
leisure time that might be more
profitably employed? A number of
such firms have involuntarily retired
from busines*.
Clwic blank card- for Ussy invitation* apd innnnnceaienlH Sun
Job J)e*--rt**ac3t.
E.G. Henniger Go.
^Grain.IIay
Flour and Feed
Lime nnd Salt
Oi lent and Plaster
Poultry Supplies
Grand   Forks, It. C.
Ou
r
Hobby
is
Good
QPrinting
Tills value of well-
printed, neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has been amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
elst-M-lnre.
Wedding invitations
Bail programs
Basin ses cards
Vi :,ing cards
Sh'i "ing tags
Letterheads
Statements
Noteboads
Pamphlots
Price lists
Envelopes
Billheads
Circulars
Dodgers
Posters
Menus
New Type
Latest Style
Faces
THE SUN
CVl umbia A venae and
lake Street
TELEPHONE
R101
GI.AM) F   KevS
Transfer Co.
DAVIS fi HANSEN. Propt
»- \iy H'ig£nge and General
Transfer
Tonl,   Wood  and   Ice
for Sale
Office  at   R.   P.   Petrie'- Store
Phone Ci4
Yale iter ber Shop
Razor H.-rr-ig a Specialty"
P. A, Z. PARE, Fiop ■xiur
Yai.k Hori'.i.    1*mist  nni i
SYNOPSIS OF
LAND ACT AMENDMENTS
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant iin-eserved, aiu>vuycd Grov/u lands
■nKy lie |n'j enipteil by Brill li suhj"cts o'er*
18 yeais of age, and by aliens dji declaring
iu'eiitluu tu become Bri'l.h subjecls. eo'lui'
tional upon re.i icu»» occupation und Ills.
proveineut foragrioulianil purpose*.
Kull inforiniilluii concern.ii.; re 'illations
regarding pre einuiiuns is given |„ Bulletin
No. 1,1.mi l Series -'How to t're-oniiU Laud,"
lOpksol wl. lob can be obtained free of dinrge
by addressing Use Department uf Land,,
Victoria, B.C., orany UnveruinciH Agent.
Records will bc mnde covering only Uud
suitable for agricultural purpose**, and which
is uot tiniberiuud. I e„ currying over 6,000
board feet per aere wesl of tne Const Itange
and 8 000 feci per aore cast,. I Ibat range.
JJAppilcatlous for pre-emptions are to be
addressed to (be Luud Odnllolsilolicr ol the
Luud iterurding Division, lu wblcb the land
applied cur ls situated, und are made ou
printed forms, onples ur ,: sn bu obtained
from thc Laud Commissioner.
Pre-emptious mutt be occupied for Uy*
yearsand Improvement, made iu value of $10
pcraore, including clearing aud cultivating
al least hve acres, belure a Crowu Uraut can
be received.
For more detaueu iniormaiiou see the Bui.
lot in "11.iw to Pre-empt Land."
PUROHASE
Applications arc received fur purchase of
vacant and unreserved Crowu Lands, not being timberland, for agricultural purposes:
minimum price of llrst-oluss (arable) laud Is
»"> pel, acre, and xeoiiiid-ulass (graslng) laud
f'.W per aore. Kur.ber Information icgard-
lug purchase or lease uf Crown lands Is given
In bulletin No. 10, Laud Scries "I'm chase aud
Lease ol Crown Lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on timber
land, not exoeediug to aeres, may be purchased or leased, ou oonditious Iueludlng
payment ol siumpage.
HOMESITE LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exoeediug 20 aeres,
may be leased as bumesitea, conditional upon
a dwelling being e eoted in the first year,
title belug obtainable after residence and
Improvement oondltions sre fulfilled and laud
has beeu surveyed.;
LEA8ES
' For graslng and Industrial purposes areas
not exoeedlng 640 acres may' be leased by ona
person or aoompauy.
n BRAZING.
t'nder the Grailng Act the Province la
divided luto graaing districts aud lbe range
administered under a Oraxlng Com*
missioner. Annual erasing permits ara
issued baied ou numbers ranged, priority be- '
lug given to established owners. Stoek-
owners may form assioalations for -jingo
management. Free, or partially free, permits
ate avaiiablee for settler., lempers and
traveltots ap to tea head.
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