BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Mar 18, 1927

Item Metadata


JSON: xgrandforks-1.0341321.json
JSON-LD: xgrandforks-1.0341321-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xgrandforks-1.0341321-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xgrandforks-1.0341321-rdf.json
Turtle: xgrandforks-1.0341321-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xgrandforks-1.0341321-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xgrandforks-1.0341321-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 You will not learn much if you are not curious, but people won't like you if you are
"Tell me what too Knew to tnjs>*
I can guess as well ss yon."
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1927
The provisions ot tbe "Produce
Marketing Act" whicli govern the
marketing of tree fruits and vegetable* are get forth In the following
summary. Clauses not reproduced
hare to do wHJi the drocedure for setting up committees to control and
direct tne marketing of psoduce in
other portions of tbe province than
this tttst ict. These -petitions- must
be supported by a favorable vote of
76 per ceot ot those entitled to vote.
Under the provisions of the act,
the Federation of 'Shippers Ms .power
to name the location of the head
oflice. "The comjhtittee of direction
has power to exempt a shipper from
the operations of the committee, to
estimate the quantities and varieties
which .will be available, to fix the
quantity, which may be ma keted at
anp place, to arrange for carriage, to
set the minimum or maximum -prices,
to force shippers to file documents
auch as invoices, to inspect the books,
to promote unlfomity in methods and
terms employed in marketing, to impose levies on any product marketed
to the purpose ot defraying expenses, to employ servants, agents,
to rent, purchase or acquire premises
Under the provisions of the act, a
shipper who claims to be aggrieved
or whose license has been suspended
or cancelled, can secure a bltratlon.
Where levies are not paid the* com
mlttee may enter suit. ittfakBrs
must comply with orders by tkv committee or map suffer a petttttty not
exceeding $10,000 and Imprisonment
tor not over one year.Othe persons
infringing the act arellatble ti a fine
not exceeding $100. v
license fees to car lot shippers are
$10 and to any other shipper not-over
$2.50. Shippers may be rejuired tc
tu nlsh security for the due perform
ance of their contracts and any ver-
son suffering damage by default ot
the shipper may enter suit agalnet
The Untenant governor In council
may make regulations for the carrying out of the act where lt is imperfect
Some p ovisions of the bill:
1. This act may be   cited  as  the
-"Produce Marketing Act"
1. In this act, unless the context
otherwise requires:
"Committee" means any comfolt-
tee of direction constituted by or under this act:
Federation" means the British Col
umbia Growers and Shippers Federation, being a society Incorporated
under tiie "Societies Act," and Includes any successor thereof approved
•by the minister:
"Interior committee" meansthe ih-
terlor tree-fruit and vegetable committee of direction ronslituted by
this aot:
'•Marketing" Includes the shipping
ot a product for sale or to a purchaser
and the offering ot a product tor sale,
but does net Include' a transaction
by retail, and relates only to market
Ing Ut the Dominion; and "market'
has a corresponlng meaning.
"Minister means the minister of
''Product" means any fruit, vege
table, grain, or cereal, and Include?
berries, grapes, tomatoes, melons.
and cucuut-bera, and also Include-
any variety or grade of such pro
duct, refers only to a product grown
or produced ln the province; and
does not include any fruit, vegetable,
-grain, or cereal aa aforesaid, which
la or are canned, preserved, evaporated, or otherwise changed from ite
or their natural state by any.process
ot  manufacture or treatment:
-Bale" includes barter and exchange, and "sell" has a corresponding meaning:
"Shipper" means a person who
markets a product
Constituent ef Interior Committee
3. (1.) There Is hereby constituted
tor a period of one year a commit
tea of- direction, under the name of
the "Interior Tree-fruit and Vegetable
(3o-nsnlttee of Direction!," with tbe
excluhlve power to control and regulate, minder this act, the marketing of
all -ftsna-ft-utts and vegetables ((in
elud*|ag' tomatoes and melons), being
products grown or produced In that
portion ot the province contained
within the following -boundaries,
namely: Commencing at a point on
the international boundary, being the
forty-ninth parallel of latitude, where
■aaa is Intersected by the one hun-
dj-ed ant twenty-first   meridian   ot
marketing, and at what time or times
and at what place or places, and for
that vurpose to require a shipper to
make reports to it from time to time
of any such product which he has or
yfll have for marketing:
(p.) To fix the quantity of any
such product which may from time
to time be marketed at any place or
places by a shipper, subject to the
limitation that each shipper shal be
permitted to ship such pro-portion of
his supply of the product as the quantity fixed to be marketed at that time
bearh to tbe total estimated quantity
available for marketing: 22
(d.) To fix the place or places to
to or fromj which any such product
may be delivered or dispatched for
marketing, and to make arrangements for the carriage ot a product
by land or water:
(e.) From time to time to set the
price or minimum and maximum
prices at which any such product
shall be marketed or sold by a shipper:
(f.) To require shippers at such
times as may be ordered by it to
make returns with it and file with lt
cop es of invoices, bills of lading,
and other (locum/tents with respect
to any such product marketed or sold
by them:
(g.) For the purpose of ascertaining whether this act and the. requirements of the committee are being
complied with, to inspect the books,
accounts, records, and documents of
a shipper relating to any such product and to employ auditors:
Oh.) To promote uniformity ln the
methods and terms employed in marketing any huch product; and to
consider,, approve, settle, or reject,
claims for rebates, adjustments, or
allowances arising out of the marketing of any such product: (
li.) For the purpose of defraying
: (5.) The Interior committee snail
make an annua report to the Federation at such time and containing
such information as the Federation
west longitude; tence along said
meridian to the fiftieth parallel of
north atltude; thence west along
said parallel to the westerly boundary of the Dominion government railway belt; thence northerly and easterly along the westerly and northerly boundary of said railway belt to
eastem boundary of the province;
thence souther y along the easterly
boundary of the province to the international boundary; thence westerly
along isaid international boundary to
the point of commencement.
(2.) The interior committee shall
consist of three members.of whom
two shall be appointed by the Federation, and one member shall be appointed by the Uetenant governor in
council. (
(8.) (This section shal not apply to
the marketing of any product for the
purpohe ot Its being canned, preserved, evaporated, or otherwise
changed from Its natural state by any
process ot manufacture or treatment.
Committee to be a Corporation.
6. Every committee shall be a corporation, but no committee shall be
deemed to represent the crown for
any purpose.
Term of Office.
-8. The member ot a committee appointed by the lieutenant governor
lil council sball hold office for the
period of existence of committee or
until he is removed thereirom or resigns, and the others memibers of a
committee hhal, if the existence of
the cdmmittee has not expired, be
appointed each year, in the case of
the Interior committee by the Federation, and in any other case by persona growing or producing any produot within the authority of the committee or by shippers of any such
product, or both, according to some
method approved by the minister,
and appointments to fill casual vacancies shall be mad* in Uke
as the case may be.
9. (1.) The member of a committee appointedd <by t-he lieutenant governor In council shall be chairman
of the committee, but in his abhence
or in his inability to act, or when
there is no such member, any other
member of the committee may act as
(12.) 'Where the lieutenant governor Ih council has appointed a member of a committee, the committee
sha 1 have power to act notwithstand
ing that only one of the other two
members has been appointed under
section 3, 7, or 8, as the case may be,
and the presence of two members of
a committee shall be sufficient for a
(3.) C committee -may delegate to
any executive sub-committee of one
or more members, such matters as
may require prompt dispatch or may
be more expediently dealt with in
such manner.
• (4.) Every committee shall cause
minutes to be made in books provided for the purpose:
(a.)-If the names of the memibers
present at each meeting ot the committee or any sub-convmittee thereof:
(b.) It all resolutions and proceedings at all meetings of the committee
or any sub-committee thereof:
(5) The interior committee shal
bave its head office at the place desig
nated toy theFederation, and every
other committee shall have its head
office at such place as shall be designated by the minister.
Powers of Committee
10. For the purpose of controlling
and regulating, under the act, the
marketing of any product witbin its
authority, a ooanmlttee shall, so far
ae the egislatlve authority of the
province extends, have power to determine at what time and ln what
qpantlty, and from and to what
places, and at what price the product
may be marketed, and to make orders and regulationh ln relation to
such matters, and, without limiting
the generality of the foregoing, shall
have power:
(a.) Either generally or ln any particular case, or for anp particular
time, to exempt from any determination, order, or regulation any shipper
or class of shlvper of any such pri>
duct or any consignment or quantity
of any such product and any loca ity
within its jurisdiction, or any variety
or grade of any such product; and
to revoke any such exemption: .
(b.) To estimate what clash, variety, quantity, or grade of any such
product which wUl be available tor proos-ptly to a shipper oa hit request grower or producer.
all necessary information in regard
to any    detormlnoation,    order,   or
regulation made >by it under this act I
and affecting the shipper. (   (
(4.) A committee shall make such j
The Canadian raciuc purchasing
office located at Sicamous, B.C.,
investigations and compile such rec-] spent more than $100,000 in 1926 for
ords and statistics in reference to ■ Okanagan products. Fifteen years
marketing within and without the | ago such purchases amounted to but
Dominion as may be thought advis-j $5,000.
able. ! 	
With the fisheries of the province
of British Columbia running to $21,-
000,000 annually—or balf the Canadian  total—numbers of enquiries
requires, and every otber committee; sre being received trom financial in-
shall make an annual report to such1 terests in Eastern Canada and the
United States, with a view to spying out business opportunities.
persons or organization as the minister requires
8hipper to Obey Committee.
115. (i.) A shipper shall comply1 Until the problem of truck com-
with every determination, order, or' Petition is solved satisfactorily all
regulation made by a comtmittee un-1 transportation in Canada will suf-
der this act and affecting him, and teT* according to T. E. McDonnell,
shall not market or sell any product
contrary thereto, and every shipper
violating this provision shall Ibe gul-
ty of an offence against this act
(2.) A contract made or such part
of a contract as is made by a shipper
ln violation of this section shall be
void, and for tbe purposesof this pro
vision a controct shall be deemed to
be severable.
Vice-President of'the Canadian Pacific Express Comp'any, in a Toronto
address recently before the Transportation Club. He states that
under the present transportation
regulations the railway and express
companies are operating under very
unfair conditions.
For thc second time in three weeks
the stork has paid a visit to a Canadian Pacific passenger train. Yes-
i terday on the Imperial Limited going east from Vancouver, -Ijn. Olson,
of Malakwa, B.C., gave birth to a
3on between Malakwa and Revelstoke. Mrs. Olson was on the way
at the time to the Revelstoke hospital. Railway officials and employees did all in their power to
render assistance. Telegraphic dispatches from the hospital state that
both mother and son are doing well.
the exvenses of operation, to impose,
'levies on any product marketed whioh
shall be payable at such rates and in
such manner and at such times as
may in the case of the interior committee be fixed by the Federation,
and, In the case of any other committee, by the committee:
(j.) To employ such officers, servants, agents, and other persons and
to rent purchase, or acquire such
premises as may be necessary for Its
Arbitration of Grievances
11. Where a shipper c aims to be
aggrieved toy any determination, order, or regulation made by a committee under this act and affecting him,
or by thesuspension or cancellation
of his llcenseunder section 16, he
may, within one month from the
date when the determination, order,
or regulation was made or the license was suspended or cancelled,
and toy notice in writing to the committee setting forth the cause of his
complaint, require that the matter
the "Arbitration Act;" and thereupon
the matter shall be determined by
arbitration under that act, and the
detennlnatioq, order, or regulation,
so far as it affects that shipver or
the suspension or cancel ation of the
shipper's license, shall be conflrnwd,
varied, or annulled lnaccordance with
the award:
Action Against Committee.
12. No action shall be brought
against a committee or any member
of a committee for anything done in
good faith by lt or him in vurhuance
of. this act
Collection of Levies.
13. Where the amount levied on a
shipper by a committee under section 9 is not paid by htm witbin any
time fl ed for payment the committee may sue for and recover the
amount as a debt due to it by the
shipper, and a certificate in writing
under the hand of -the chairman shall
be prima facie evidence in al courts
that* such amount is due to it by the
' Duties ef Committee.
14 (1.) Where a cofmmlttee fixes
the price at whioh a product witbin
its authority shall be marketed or
sold, the committee hhall have due
regard to the interests of the persons
suming, or using the product so that
the price fixed shall be fair and reasonable, u
(2.) In-the exercise of the power
conferred by this act a committee
shall have (due regard to the geo-
graphica and climatic conditions
under which a product (within (its
authority is grown or produced.
/Shipper to Be Licensed.
16. (1.) Subject to clause (a) of
section 10, no shipper shal do any
act within the meaning of marketing
or selling any product which is subject to the control and regulation of
a committee without having flrst applied for and obtained a shipper's
license to market and sell such product, which shall be in addition to all
licenses required by or under any
other act of the province, and every
shipper who vto ates tills provision
shall tie guilty of an offence against
tbis act
(2.) The license shall be issued by
the' committee within whose jurisdiction the shipper carries on business,
and shall expire on tbe thirty-first
day of March in the year following
that in which the license is issued.
(3 ) The fee for a "cense to a ship-   the ^ preg.^nt ^ ^ enthug,.
per in carload lots shal be ten dol- ttEtic Spirit characteristic of a gath-
lars and for a license to any other
shipper shall be a sum fixed by the
committees not exceeding two dollars
and flfty cents.
The election of J. H. R. Fairbairn,
of Montreal, chief engineer of ths
Canadian Pacific Railway, as president of the Engineering Alumni of
the University of Toronto, was announced at a dinner-smoker of the
alumni held in Hart House recently.
More than 150 graduates acclaimed
(4.) The committee may suspend
or cancel the license of a shipper for
violation of this act or for any determination, order, or regulation made
toy it under this act and affecting the
shipper, and may remove such suspension.
Security May Be Required From
17. Every shipper shall,' lf so required by a oommittee, furnish security to the satisfaction ot the corn-alt
ering of "School" men. The chief
speakers of the evening were Sir
Robert Falconer, President of the
University, and Mr. Fairbairn.
The rapid strides made by Prince
Edward Island's seed potato business, aggregating 800,000 bushels
for the past season, mostly shipped
south, formed a subject of discussion, at the 51st annual convention
of the New Brunswick Farmers' and
Dairymen's Association here. It was
pointed out that this business has
rapidly  developed;   that  ten years
back not a single seed potato was
tee for the due performance of hisj sold outside of the province. Ths
contracts  with persons  from whom | remarkable advance in thia business
he purchases and of his duties to persons on whose beha f he markets or
sells any product The security shall
be given to the committee, but any
covenant entered into under the security shall toe available to and may
be suedupon in his own name and
by any such person suffering damage
by the default of the shipper, notwith
standing that such person is not a
party to the covenant
18. The lieutenant governor in
council may from time to time make
regulations for carrying out the purposes of this act incuding matters
whereof no express or on y partial or
imperfect provision has been made.
Obstruction of Committee an Offence
19. Every person who oDStructs or
prevents o committee or any person
authorised by it In nr from the exercise of any power or duty conferred
or Imposed on It by this act shall be
guilty of an offence against tbis act,
Penalty for Offence.
20. Every -shipper guilty of an offence against this act shall, on summary conviction, be liable, if an individual, to a penalty not e ceeding one
thousand dollars or to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding one year,
and, it a corporation, tu a Hue not
excaUedlng ten thousand dol ars,
and every other person guilty of an
offence against this act shall be
liable, on summary conviction, to a
fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.
"i. Nothing in this act shall apply
to the marketing of a product by the
grower or producer of that product
In a retail store owned, control ed,
was due, it was claimed, to the production of a disease-free potato.
Immigration to Canada in the ton
months of the fiscal year ending
January 31st, amounted to 118,199,
compared with 76,439 for the same
period of 1926-8. This is an increase of 65 per cent. January Immigration amounted to 4,164, compared with 2,324 for the preceding
January, a gain of 79 per cent. Of
this immigration 899 were British,
906 from the United States and 2,360
from other countries. During January 2,297 Canadians who had gone
to the United States with the intention of remaining permanently returned to Canada, making a total ot
60,898 so returned for the ten
months of the fiscal year.
The Hon. William D. Euler, Minister of Customs and Excise, announces that the present period of
SO days or** free entry into Canada
of United States motor tourists on
a permit will be extended to 90 days,
to conform with the privilege now
granted by the United States authorities, who admit Canadian cars
carrying motor tourists free into
that country for 90 days. The only
difference will be that the Canadian
permit will not initially be for 90
days, but for a first and second 30-
day px'-nsion. if and vh->n the tourists (ini 'how bnp-;f|r|-'-t and recommendation frnm is-pi-table associations of automohilist- in th? United
States. A lamer touri-t movement
in Canada is expected to result from
the i-hango.
Vancouver, March 14'—endorsement of a resolution demanding that
there bhould be the fullest publicity
ln future in connection with the
source of party campaign funds was
the outstanding event at the provincial Liberal convention Friday. Tbe
day's sessions were featured also by
a stirring defense of Hon. Dr. VV.
H. Sutherland by W. E. Smith of
Following the recent attack directed against Dr. Sutherland by the
Conservative party, Mr. Smith reported that the Liberals of Revelstoke had passed a strong resolution
of confidence ln the member who
had represented that constituency
since  1916.
"To Conservatives and Liberals
alike, to every man, woman and
chll fn the whole district t, Dr. Sutherland has been known since he flrst
came from college as a clean, honest, single-minded, devoted friend
and assistant ln time of trouble,"
said Mr. Smith.
The resolution on campaign funds
was sponsored by Dugald McPherson, M.L.A., for Orand iForks-Green-
wood, chairman of the resolutions
committee, and seconded by R. H.
Gale. Mr. McPherson was a member of the legislative investigating
committee on campaign funds.
The mover of the resolution
stressed the point that tbe Liberal
was no worse than any other. Nevertheless the Liberals were ready to
take the Initiative to correct past
mistakes and see that affairs are eon-
ducted decently and honestly in the
future. He emphasized that the new
method of giving the public full information regarding campaign funds
would encourage tbe best type of
citizen to take part in public life.
"The Liberal party sbould hold
out encouragement to good men,"
Mr. McPherson declared. "Public
life has become so unattractive that
the best type of citizen and the most
competent men hesitate to run fro
office. I don't say that the machinery of the political organizations is
responsible for that. The public ls
very largely responsible, for it is an
old sying that the people get no better government than they deserve."
The resolution, which was endorsed unanimously, reads as follows:
"Whereas.the question of the obtaining and distribution of campaign
funds for political parties is at thc
present tfme causing gome concern
and suspicion In the mind; be it resolved that this Libera] convention
goes on record as emphatically condemning the acceptance by any
party of campaign funds to which
any shadow of corruption or lm-
propermotiveB can be attached; De
it further resolved, that this convention Instructs the executive of the
Liberal party to be elected at this
convention that: (a) The party organization shall be sucb as to not
only permit but encourage the publication of 1 nfornratlon relative to
Us financial operations; (b) (That
such operations shall prove an inducement rather tban a deterrant
for the highest (type of citizen to
participate in public affairs."
"This will mean a great deal better government for the people," said
R. H. Gale in seconding the resolution.
There had been rumors Ihat funds
had been collected which nevr reached their proper source. Me hoped
these were not true, but the proposed method would dispose of such
rumors forever. He believed thero
were enough men who thought well
of the Liberal party to contribute
openly to its support, tie would
like to see a committee ot outstanding men struck to collect funds
openly and  freely.
There were surely 50 men in British Columibla who would give $1000
apiece, 50 others who would give
$500 eash and 50 who would give
$250 each, and so on until he believed $100,000 could be raised, which
would carry the party for a long
HHrento S. Brown spoke of collect
Ing campaign funds for the Liberal
party for some years past.
"I bave never collected any funds
of which I am ashamed and no
promises have been made for any
money I ever got," he stated emphatically.
(3.)   A   committee   shall   furnish' 0r operated in the province by such     Tbe engineer of a train of thought
should atop to think
Injection of a new kind of oil enables doctors to make belter X-ray
studies    of  the lungs and chests of
'j,      tuberculosis patients. THE SUN: GBAND FOBKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Sh* dkmb 3utksBun
straight to Gortschakoff to tell him that Dissy meant
fighting if he did not give in. "He gave ln," adds Sir
Leopold Swaine.
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) $1.00
One Year (in the United States)    1.50
Addies.* -" * —-cations to
•JThk Grand J ork.- Snn
Phonk 101 Graud Forks, B. CJ
FRIDAY. MAROH 18, 1927
Notes • Notions • Notables
The history of success—a, long and fahclnating record
of the erium-ph of will over circumstances—lg- mainly the
history of handicaps. Stanley, the explorer, was reared
In a workhouse; Livingstone, the maker of Africa, was
a little "plecer" In a cotton mill; Mark Twain was a river
pilot; Thomas Price, a great Australian statehman,
helped as a stonecutter to build the parliament house in
which, later, be sat; Robert Burns was poor all bis days,
yet he ts the uncrowned king of Scotland.
The difficulty of some of Liszt'h compositions for the
piano is perhaps explained in part by the fact that his
own hand-stretch was unusally big. He could easily
stretch an octave with his thumb and first flnger. Ruben-
stein also had a phenomenal reach. On the other hand,
there are well-known pianists today whose natural stretch
between thumb and little finger is barely an octave; yet
by constant and careful practice, and by a wise choice
of music for performances, they have established themselves in the estimation of audlenceb, who are rarely
aware of the handicap.
BBefore the civil war ln the States, flatboatlng was
common along the Ohio river. When autumn came, lt
was an every-day occurrence to see boats loaded with
produce passing by. There would be apples from Letart
and Rome on the upper Ohio; -cabbage, potatoes, salt
and coal, all going to the cotton plantations below 'Memphis and iRed river. Prior to the civil war, coal was
boated the eame as other products to the lower river.
After that period, coal began to be carried In barges
drawn by towboats. Twenty, thirty, forty and; flfty years
ago, immense tows olj coal were brought out from Pitts-
bin*"- whenever the Ohio was sufficiently high. Those
were the days of "Second Pool" and "Fourth Pool" Yo-
hogany coal, and millions of bushels were brought down
the river by these powerful towboats. After the war
flatboatlng interests gradually gave way to the railway.
-More aud more the railways opened up the country until
flatboatlng became a losing business and was finally
abandoned. The country west of the Mississippi became
settled. The produce raised there was delivered to the
railway by the southern markets more quickly and more
cheaply than it could be delivered by the 'boatmen. The
lower Mississippi, which was once known as a paradise
both for the steamboat man and the flatboat man, has
almost lost Its reputation of olddays. The dayh ot the
big cotton and passenger steamboats, and of. the broad-
horn and its jolly crew have gone forever, as have the
red man and the buffalo.
Some genius should invent a device which, when a
person is alone In the house gets Into the bathtub, will
automatically disconnect the telephone and doorbells.
Here is an Idea which should interest the angler when
making preparations for the fishing season. In a patent
granted to William P. Ziegler of Ambridge. Pa., in 1916,
the specifications read: "Artificial Fish Bait. Body of
Wood . with mirror in sides—in imitation of a flsh. A
male fish seeing his image in looking there will appear to
see another fish approaching, and this will not only
IB-rJause his 'warlike spirit, but also appeal to hiB greed,
and he will ueiZe the bait quickly in order to defeat his
rival. In case the fish is suspected of cowardice, I may
make the mirror convex in order that the rivel may appear smaller. In case of female fish, the attractveness
of the mirror is too well known to need discussion."
Fourteen oard bridges acrosh the Thames within the
county of London. London bridge of the present, was
completed in 1831, the Tower bridge in 1894: Other
great bridges are Southwark, Blackfriars Hungerford,
Westminster, Waterloo, Ijambetb, Vuuxhall, Vlctorit,
Albert, Battersea, Wandsworth, Putney und Hammersmith.
Willibald Alexis, a German novelist who gkained fame
76 yearsa agko, brougkht out what purported to be newly discovered manuscripts by Sir Walter Scott, entitled
"Walladmere.".lt had a tremendous Bale until Alexin,, hav-
inkg become famous, admitted that it was a hoax.
When Whistler was hard pressed for money, he took'
many of his etchingh lo the pawnbroker to obtain the
wherewithal to buy wine or rare Nankin china, being a
connoisseur of the former and a collector of the latter.
RoBsetti devoted himself to old furniture and Japanese
bric-a-brac with the passion of the true collector. Unlike
Whistler, however, he knew how to hang on to money
and drove a hard bargain. His house was a combined
mjuseum and menagerie where raccoons, armadillos.sala-
manders and chameleons rummaged amongst rare manuscripts, books, pictures, musical instruments and furniture, The raccoon was finally disposed ot after he had
nibbled up some of the poet's manuscript, and a zebra
which in the end proved dangerous met the same fate.
There, ls, however, no accounting for tastes; and the collector who specialized in nooses which had performed
their duty and to which he attached the names of their
former tenants, possessed, if not a more peculiar, certainly a more morbid taste than Rossetti.
Atlanta, Georgia, was named to designate its relation
Ship to the Atlantic ocean by menas of a railway running
to the coast. The Atlantic ocean was named from the
Oreek word which means the "sea beyond Mount Atlas."
A class of children were wrestling with a lesson Hn
arithmetic, and the scholars found that fractions were
too much for them. The trouble started when little Doris
declared that she would rather have half a pie than two
thirds of it. "Now often have I tried to drive it into
you," said the exasperated teacher, "that two-thirds ol
anything is more than a half. Now you all know," she
went on, "that Doris prefers a small portion of pie to a
large piece. Funny child, isn't she?" Doris, having
been put upas a model ot stupidity, held up her hand.
''Well," asked the teacher, sharply. "Please, miss," said
LDoris, in a small, clear piping voice, "I don't like pie."
"By measures, men can predict," (Henry D. Hubbard of
the United States bureau of standards, Washington, declares. ''Measures of minor earthquakes enabled Omori
to forecast the Japanese earthquake. Measured correlations give us the gift ot prophecy. Measurement assures
us that nothing is (fortuitous, for plotted curves of almost
every phenomenon run parallel to others and thus two
series of measurements, seemingly remote, reveal relations which follow simple laws."
Missionaries at present in foreign fields from all the
civilized countries of the-world are given as follows
Great Britain, including clerical, lay and unmarried woman workers, 5598; United -States and Canada, 10,469;
other countries, 3038. These figures do not Include native missionaries or helpers, nor the Roman Catholic
church, which supports approximately 120,000 persons
in the field.
The troubadour was a knight and a poet A restless
knight, eternally on the go, with a musical instrument
slung over his shoulder and a sword at his side. Early
each spring he sallied forth, whim and fancy directing
his stretches from northen Spain to Provence in southern
France, and Italy. Provence, carveted with wild flowers,
where thousands ot tiny rivulets wind like sDver lacings,
where the birds sing sweetly and skies are ever Broiling.
To the troubadour we are indebted for a vast deal ot our
knowledge of the thought and custonth ot the time. His
songs, the first lyrical poetry written in medieval Europe,
form a valuable supplement to history;2600 of them, comprising drama, romances and fables, have been preserved.
The language used, Langue die, now spoken only by a
few French shepherds aud back country folk, Is lncon-
testably the richest and, most harfonious that ever
graced the literature of a people.
Tbe Spice of Life
A colored revival was hi full blast,
and one old fellow was exhorting the
people to contribute generously.       (
"Look wVhat de Lawd's done fo' you-
all, bredren!" he ihouted. "Give him
a portion of all you has. -Give him a
tenth.   A tenth belongs to de Lawd.
"Amen!" yelled a perspiring' member of the congregation, overcome by
emitlon. "Glory to de LawdllG ve
him mo'. Give him a twentieth!"
'-Well sah," said Sambo, after being asked what kind of chickens he
preferred, "all kinds has de e merits.
The white ones is de easiest to nd
In de dark; but the black ones is de
easiest to hile after you gets 'em."
A guest at o small Southern hotel
waB awakened early one morning by
a knock at his door. (
"What is lt?" he called drowsily
without getting up. , (
"A telegram boss," responded a
neg o's voice. (
''Well, can't you shove it under the
door without waking me up sa early?"
"No, suh," the darky answered,
with his ndr-d on a tip, "it's( on a
ESphraim had put on a clean collar
and his best coat, and was walking
majestically up and down the street.
_ "A en't you working today, Ehp-
raim?" asked (one of his acquaintances.
/'No, suh. I'c'se celebratin' my
golden weddln', suh."
"You were married 60 (years ago
today "
"Yes, suh." (
"Well, why isn't your wife helping
you to celebrate it,"
"My present wife, suh,"' repller
Eph aim with dignity, "ain't got
nothin' to do with it She's de
A colored lady had accompanied
her mistress to an entertainment
where a medium had aroused much
interest by reading a newspaper
through a thick black cloth while
blindfolded. At this juncture the colored lady got up to leave,
"You are not going to leave, a e
you, Aunty " asksd her mistress.
"Ah suah is," replied Aunty. "Dis
heah am no place foh a 'spc'ble cull-
'ahd lady wid nothin' on but a thin
calico dress."
A negro stoker was crossing the
Atlantic for tiie first time. Ine day,
when he came on deck to get a breath
of afr, he looked out over the b oad
expanse of water no object in sight,
and said ln disgruntled tones:
"Gosh, we is right whar we was dis
time ylstaday!"
"I hear you've got a new baby,
Mandy.   -What have you named him?"
"Oh, we calls him Veto, Miss Smif."
"Veto?   And why?"
'"Cause when the doctor came he
says, 'Well, well, It lt ain't another
little black bawl.'"
The Oxford dictionary, which is now nearing completion, contains more than 400,000 words. It will be finished sometime in 1928, and, as it was begun in 1882, will
have taken forty-six years to complete. Twelve people
have been constantly at work upon it, and the total cost
will be about $125,000. There ls probably no other object
upon which men have lavished more care and time than
upon books. Cowden Clarke's Concordance to Shakespeare contains 310,000 seperate references, and took its
author sixteen years of steady, hard work to compile.The
famous Bowyer Bible is another example of long and
careful work. Its muker, William Bowyer, was a ininiu
ture painter. In 1798 he purchased the finest available
copy of Aoly Writ, then sot himself to obtain from every
part of Europe ongravings, utchlngs and original drawings by famous artlsls relating to Biblical subjects. Of
these he selected 7000, which he interleaved with the
Bible until it had expanded to forty-five large folio vol-
umeh. The work cost him $20,000 and required twenty-
eix years. After his death his Bible was sold by lottery,
being won by a Somersetshire farmer.
There is an entertaining story of Disraeli In Major-
General Sir Leopold Swalne's volume of reminiscences.
There was a moment during the BBerlin congress of 1873
When it seemed as lf the British and Russian contentions
could not be brought into harmony. On the morning of
the fourth day Bismarck called on Disraeli. They spoke
on every other subject except the congress. Finally Bismarck got up to go, antl said: "I don't know lf you and
Gortschakoff, the Russian delegate, have come to an amicable agreement, but I trust whatever may happen this
afternoon, that when you return to England you will take
With you a pleasant recollection of your stay in Berli.1
"J shall certainly do that," said Drzzy, for I have met with
nothing but kindness antl consideration from everyone.
Only this morning I had another iproof of it. I sent to
tlo station master to enqufre how much notice I muht
give for n special train to be got ready to take me back
to England. The reply, most civilly worded, was to the
effect that tw° hours would    suffice."   Bismarck    went
Poems From EasternLands
One who travel'd In the Desert
Saw Majnun where he was sitting
All alone like a Magician
Tracing letters-in the Sand.
"O distracted (Lover! fritlng
What the Sword-wind of the Desert
Undeciphers so that no one
After you -shall -understand."
Majnun anuwer'd—"I am writing
Only tor myself, and only
'Lalla'—-if  forever ,'Laila'
Writing, in that Word a Volume,
Over which for ever pouring,
From her very Name I sip
In Fancy, till I drink, her Up."
—•From Salaman and Absai.
c^ncient History"
.The Yale-Columbia Lumber company is said to bave
..nfilled orders on its books amounting to some 600 oais>,
being largely caused by the car famine and fuel shortage.
The West Kootenay Power company is considering the
extension of its high-tension hydro-electrical lines from
the Boundary Into the Similkameen district
The huttons ordered some time ago fpr the 20,000 club,
arrived in the city this week and are being genera ly worn
by the citizens. •
fl|hi-rd is yet considerable snow on the 'Kettle Valley
line grade, and It is not now expected that a start will be
made on tracklaying befoY-e the first of April,
Quite a long section of the approach to the Fourth street
traffic bridge, next the portion of the bridge that spans
the river, has been torn down, as the city officials considered the grade too heavy. It was constructed according
to plans furnished by the government engineer.
The Judge: ''So your name's
Joshua, eh? Vou are not the Joshua
that commanded the sun to stand
still, are you?"
Eben Holden: Lo ', no, judge.
Ah'm de man what made de moonshine." _
CRastus: "Nigger, ah sure believe
in dis evolution theory: you sho doos
look like you 'volved from a monkey.'
Brown: "Nigger, ah believes in
evolution, too, an' nigger you looks
Uked you ain't 'volved yet'    z
The old negress viewed with misgiving the large amount of sugar
cane being eaten by her six-year-old
Eventually she wa ned the boy:
"Chile, chile, ain't I tol' you time an'
ag'n that you'se eatln' too much cane?
Don't you know, chile, cane killed
Rastus: "Quick, Sam a wildcat
jes run Into yo' house where yo' wife
Sam:"Well, hell jes' hab to git out
de bes' way he kin—dat's all."
He:   "How did you keep your donation secret?
She:   "I sent an anonymous check.'
In the long run, prosperity depends
upon hard and sufficient work, fairly
but no excessively paid for.
Our Idea of prepa ation is the boy
who took fouh years of journalism1
and then opened a newsstand.
Iwner: "I say, can you drive a
car "
Stranger:   "No, 'boss."
"Splendid fellow; then stay here
and mind my car for a little while,
wUl you?"
Hi:   "Say, wher've you been?"
•Lo:   "To a wedding."
"Any good?"
/'Who got ma ried "
"I did."
Proved safe by millions and prescribed by physicians for
Neuritis Headache
•Neuralgia Toothache
Colds Lumbago
Pain Rheumatism
Beware of Counterfeits
There is only one genuine
"ASPIRIN" tablet. I? a tablet is offered as "ASPIRIN'-'-
and is not stamped with the
"Bayer Cross'-refuse it with,
contempt-it is not" ASPIRIN."
at all I Don't take chances I
r•*_     ^^. Accept only  "Bayer" package
'^^^     which contains proven directions.
"Bayer"  boxes of  18 tablets
"ties of -i and 100—Druggists.
Aspirin I- I hs, Irrulo marlt (registered In Can-Kin) ot Barer Muufaetare.of MonoocottO-
acldosler or Sallcyllcaoldl (Acetyl Salicylic Add, "A. 8. A."). Whllo lt li well knowa
that Ajpltfilmoons Bayer manufacture.tn nssist tho public against lmltaUons.tho Tablasa
ot li.iy.r Company will be stumtwd with thoir (tonoral trado mark, tbo "Bwor Cross."
Amplications ior immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, are invited.
Pri *es:—-From $25.00 per lot upwards.
Terms:—-Cash antl approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may be seen at the
City Office.
City Clerk.
How better can you
end the day than
by holding a longdistance telephone
conversation with a
British   Columbia Telephone
THE SUN prints all the loeal news
and carries a number of interesting
feat res found in no other Boundary
paper   $1.00 per year
•ecelpts of ore at tbe smelter of
tbe Gonsolidaated Mining and Smelt-
tast coinpany, at Tadanac, for the
period of March 8 to 14, Inclusive,
from all sources wae 11.68S tons, as
Nannie of Mine and Place.. Tons
Copper, concentrates—        ■ ..*
AHenbr Copper Co.,  Allenby...! j,IB8
Hilling ore—
tlntbell, Rlondel   ' Ui
Duthie, iSmlthere   _ -*. ,  24
CWIena iParnf, iSilverton      48
stueky Jlni, Zincton ..:     .«6
Moble Five, Sandon     "57
•nth Hope, Sandon        33
Spotted Horse, Greenwood       *21
Yankee Girl, Ymir „    143
Lead Concentrates—
Moe-bell,, Rlondel        46
.■avenge,  Beaverdell          12
Dry Ore-
Bast Chance,  Republic       503
•Jnllp, Republic     343
Surprise, Republic         58
Company  mines 8^212
Total tons _ 11, 68
Weak Colonies
in the Spring
- In every colony of bees there is a
Mi-tain amount of routine work that
has to done no matter whether there
to a crop of neotar awaiting to be
gathered from the flowers or pot.
The amount of sunplua honey that
any colony can be expected to store
trill he in direct proportion to the
■umber ot bees it has over and above
those required to perform the routine
W that colony. These extra bees are
known as the Held force and to pro-
dace them at the right time and of
the right age requires skill and a
knowledge of bee behavior on the
part of the beekeeper. The field
force muht bt as large as possible
«nd ready for work at the commencement of the main flow of nectar and
to be of the right age must be produced during the six or eight weeks
just prior to the flow. The first step
ia to have each colony headed with a
good, prolific queen during the spring
and early summer, as the queen ls responsible for laying the eggs that
will produce the workers. The second step is to have each colony strong
enough In bees to take care of the
maximum amount of brood the.queen
can produce. Weak colonies can be
strengthened by any of the following
methods, given tn order of preference';   ~
1, By uniting to them combless
packages of bees imported early ln
the spring.
1. By giving combs of sealed brood
trom extra strong colonies.
3, BBy shaking into them bees
trom extra strong colonies.
4. Bp placing the weak colonies
over strong colonies with a jueen
excluder between, and leaving them
there tor from two to three weeks. 1
Rememlber also that it requires food
to rear bees and that protection from
eold Influences the rate of expansion
ot the brood nest.—C. B. Gooderham,
Dominion Apiarist
Owners of automobiles are reminded that licenses are due on the first
of ArU and that application for the H-
cenaee should be made before the
Snt, In order to give the agent time
-to make them out and to avoid a rush
on the first Application forma may
be obtained at the government office.
Sonless Father Takes His Boys to Alaska
A bachelor *yho loves boys but who
has no boys of his own! That is
George E. Buchanan, a wealthy coal
dealer of Detroit, a hard-boiled business man who thinks that the best
possible education a boy can have is
the education of travel. He has sent
146 boys to Alaska from Detroit and Vancouver via the Canadian Pacific "Princess" Steamers
to Skagway;* and now he plans to
not only, send a group of boys to
Alaska the coming year, but he has
enlarged his program and his former
slogan 'On to Alaska with Buchanan" has a side-partner, "On to
Europe with Buchanan!" Buchanan
is a Canadian Scotchman who, has
prospered wonderfully ln Detroit.
' He will tell you he has made money
there, but—his big idea ls to give the
growing boy a chance.     The   boy
says, "I'll do lt," but Buchanan
knows ln his canny Scotch way that
the only thing worth having ls the
thing you have to earn. So he says
to the boys: Here's a trip to Alaska,
here's a trip to Europe for you, but
•"No boy, or man, ever appreciated
or got any benefit out of anything he
did not work or sweat for. You earn
one-third of your passage money,
and I will tell you how to do it as
best I can; you get your i>*r;nts to
put up another third and I '.111 loan
you the remaining third—and you
can pay it back to the w*.::n you get
ready, so that another h-.,y can be
sent to Alaska—or Europe." Every
boy who has made good his passage
money to Alaska is eligible fpr the
European trip—and the percentage
of "make good" boys has been
high, according to Buchanan. Of all
these Alaska boys, Buchanan says
that two-thirds have voluntarily repaid him, although he, has merely
put them on honor to do it when
thoy got ready—and he forecloses no
legal obligations, because tbere are
none. Any boy, anywhere tn the
United States or Canada, can qualify
for George E. Buchanan's trip to
Alaska or to Europe, and can earn
Ms third anywhere but, of course, he
should get in touch with Mr. Buchanan, In Detroit, to learn how to earn
his third. All of his boys havo a
wonderful time, no matter whether
they go to Alaska, or to Europe, and
when they finish with him they have
had a business and travel education
worth a whole lot
On The Road To Nelson
(I) A Canadian Pacific Lake Steamship plying, between Nelson and Kaslo on the British Columbia lake district.   (J) "The Canyoi
_ near South Slocan on tlie Kootenay Klver.   '">) Konnlnttton Falls.   (4) "The Pool" near Ndnon-on the Kootenay Lakes, B.C.
On the road to Nelson, whether
.one enters from the east or
wett, now beauties charm the eye
at every step. Murmuring pines
and tlr tree cast their shadows
along sunny roads, while wayside
dowers gladden the eye.
Even In winter, It to equally picturesque, when snow crystals adorn
the trees and shrubs, with flowery
levels, their shadows casting strange
i-tcturos across the soft snow covering the sleeping earth. For winter in .the mountains of British Col
umbia is a season of Joyous sport
and out of door life 1
Along the way, as the Kootenay
makes Its downward dash to the
Columbia, appear falls and rapids.
Two of these are utilized for electric
power, by the West Kootsnny Power
and tight Company, which distributes power for throe hundred miles,
and the City of Nelson power company, which provides ils citizens
with heat and light and power from
this source. Beyond -mother of
these rapids is the famous flshlu*
*round, Rnown as Slocan pool, whet,
fishermen from all over the woif
have tried Vielr luck through dat I
*nd sunny days.
While the fishing may take tint*
nnd patience, if the season or th
bait is not just right, not so tV
-cenery, for the beauty of the entlA
riverside may be seen from the cat
window when passing between Net
-on and Castlegar, whence twi
routes are provided to tbe PacuT
—Mrs. W. Garland Foster
Comparable to the Costliest Cars
SMARTLY stylish new belted Fisher Bodies
—modish, new, harmonious Duco colorings
—rich and luxurious new upholsteries snd
appointment- — never beiore has any low-
priced car presented so many evidences of
style and beauty, as tbe Host Beautilul
And, underlying this smartness and beauty is a
new and higher standard of quality. Ita advanced features Include New Oil Filler, Air
Cleaner, Bullet-type Head and Cowl Lamps,
Newly Designed Radiator, Full Crown Fenders, Siding Seats in the Coach, and many
others literally too numerous to mention.
Dealers for Chevrolet and McLaughlin
Grand Forks, B. C. Penticton, B. C.
But seeing the Most Beautiful Chevrolet it
agt enough. . . . Only when you have
ridden in thb car and driven it can ynu fully
realise how supremely satisfying is Chevrolet
performance. For the attribii'el which gained
the titles of the Most Powerful, the Most
Economical, and the Smoothest Chevrolet aie
still present, enhanced by new improvements,
in the Most Beautilul Chevrolet.
It ts amating indeed that thc Most Beautiful
Chevrolet in Chevrolet History is now selling
at new and lower prices — the lowest for
which Chevrolet has ever been sold ia C
Roadster - 1655.00
Touring • 655.00
Coupe - - 780.00
Coach ■ 760.00
Sedan •
Delivery     655.00
Chassis       490.00
Utility Express
ChsMis       645.00
Price, il Ftctoty,
Gememncst Tixet
People take The! Sun
because they believe
it is worth the price we
charge for it. It is
therefore reasonable to
suppose that they read
its contents, including
advertisments. This
is not "always the case
wifh newspapers that
are offered as premiums with chromos or
lottery tickets
Advertising "to help
the editor." But we do
want business advertising by progressive business men who; know
that sensible advertising brings results and
pay. If you have something to offer the public that will |benefit
them and you as well,
the newspaper reaches
more people than a bill
and if you have the
goods you can do business with them
No Other Tea as Good
We asK you to test this yourself.
John Donaldson returned on Tuesday evening from Vancouver, where
be attended the provincial Liberal
convention as a delegate from the
Orand Forks Liberal association.
He reports having had a pleasant
trip, and speaks very highly of the
good work accomplished by the convention.
D. McPherson, M.L.A., and Mrs.
(McPerson returned to the city' on
•Tuesday evening from Victoria,
where they were during the late session of the legislature.
A youth of this city was today
sent to the Nelson jail for thirty
days for taking $5 out of the till in
the City garage while temporarily in
charge of that place.
"A pleasant feature of it was the
taking up of a collection among the
delegates and the presentation to
Premier and Mrs. Oliver of a $600
'grandfather's and grandmother's'
clock. It made the old gentleman
happy, and it also made the delegates happy because it made Mr.
Oliver happy. The old gentleman,"
concluded Mr. McPherson, "really
looks younger today than he did fire
years ago."
Harry Armson will go to Trail on
Monday to appear before the army
medical board  for examination.
C. F. B. Pincott, barrister, made
a business trip to Greenwood on
The first chimney sweeps    of the
season appeared in the city today.
Geo. C. Egg made a trip to Bridesville on Monday^
Miss  Dorothy   Pearson
night for Curlew.
left    last
Ike Crawford of Cascade is in the
city today.
By thfe passing of the act to protect
sheep, goats and poultry, all dogs
within the provicne, whether in unorganized territory or municipalities,
must In future be licensed. Unlicensed dogs will be destroyed. The
government revenues from the dog
licenses will be used for a fund from;
which to pay damages to owners
whohe sheej) and goats have geen
"The session which closed in Victoria last week was a very strenuous one," said D. McPherson, M.L.
A. for Grand Forqs-Greenwood, on
his return from the coast last Tuesday evening. "Some new laws were
placed on the statute books and a
vast number of amendments to old
acts were adopted. There was some
scandal talk, of course, but it did
not sound so big in hte vicinity of
the house as it did farther away
from the iparliament uildinbgs, because it was greatly magnified by
the newspapers, and the farther
away it got from, the capital the
bigger and more serious itwas made
to appear.
"I was not an enthusiastic supporter of the Marketing Act," said
Mr. McPherson. "iln tact, I opposed
it, not on account of any hostility to
the bill, but because I wished o
bring out the weak points of the
measure if there were any. I wanted to see a law enacted that would
be workable and beneficial to the
farmers. I realised, as probably
every other citizen now realizes,
that it is almost the last llol'e ot the
Iruit growers iu this valley. All
other methods of marketing fruits
and vegetables profitably have failed, and I therefore hope that the
growers will give the new law their
whole- hearted support. While they
have no option but to abide by it,
they can, to a large extent, render
the act inoperative by antagonizing
it, the same as a certain element in
the United States has rendered the
Volstadt law Inoperative by antagonizing ft. I hope these tactics will
not be' pursued  the Marketing Act"
j"The provincial Liberal convent-
tion in Vancouver was a fine success,"    Mr.    McIUerson    continued.
At • meeting oi the fox breeders
of tbe Annapolis Valley, held st
Middleton, it was stated thst silver
black foxes in captivity in the province number approximately 10,000
which, st s low valuation of $200
each, makes s total value of $2,000,.
000. The annual revenue to the
ranchers is, placed at $600,000.
The meeting of the city council
was held in three sections this week.
The mayor and all the aldermen
were present at all three sections.
At Monday night's sitting author!?
ty was granted the sitting mayor to
represent the interests of the city
in connection wtlh the Grand Forks
Growers Exchange.
The rate and tax levy bylaw was
given its third reading, the levy being: School, 16 mills; general
purposes, 3 mills; special, 13 mills;
total, 32 mills.
On Tuesday evening the council
met A. I,. Mc Culloch, civil engineer,
of Nelson, and discussed with him
a report on the Smelter lake' project, and instructed him to make a
preliminary survey and confer with
the council before his return to Nelson.
Thursday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock the council met as a committee of the whole to hear Mr. Mcculloch's prelis-rjinary report. He was
instructed to prepare a full report
of the power possibilities of the
lake and the cost of installing the
plant, together with [plans concerning the samt.
What is practically the first sheet
copper mined, refined and rolled in
Canada is now at Regina to go "on
the roof of the new Canadian Pacific
Hotel there. As at Regina and at
Banff, where magnificent new hotels
are being erected by that Company,
Canadian materials will be used ia
the building of ths new Toronto
The population of the Prairie Provinces In 1926 was 2,067,682, according to the census taken In that
year. This compares with 1,698,137
In 1916, and 808,646 in 1906. In the
twenty year period Manitoba hss Increased its Inhabitants from 365,688
to 639,056; Saskatchewan from 257,-
768 to 821,042, and Alberta from
186,195 to 607,684.
In view of pressure on the trans*
portation facilities o! the Csnadlan
Pacific Railway when the full tide
of immigration and harvest travel
is felt in the coming summer and
fall months, the railway has already
taken steps to cope with this by
sending 216 colonist cars for repair
and overhauling to the Angus Shops,
the work to be finished upon them
not later than April 1st.
Because old and poor bulk tea can
be ip rchased to-day rather cheaply,
the public should not think they will
get satisfaction by buying lt. Cheap
tea is a most expensive luxury.
"UIlow, 'Awkings, wot's' wrong wlf
the bloomin' 'orse?"
"Well, yer see, guvnor, e was rid
by a lydy in pants, and 'e's got a bit
of a stiff neck."
"What's the big idea Mandy?"
asked the teller. Why don't you
make a cross, as usual?"
"Ah done got married yesterday,
Boss, and I'se changed mah   name."
It must not be forgotten that the
prodigal son is usually the most popular member of the family.
Youth Victorious in Quebec Dog Derby
l—Eir-lle St. Goddard, wlnnsrof Eastern International Don Derby.   2-St
«. le-yearold musherand team which ran fourth.  4—Alaska's
,Touth made   *i successful bid fori part of the race owing       a strain-
supremacy   in   the   dog   racin; |tendon in his leg.   George Chevrette
2-St. Godda-rd'a team on th* home Stretch-
try, Leonhard Seppala, runner-up in race,
realm wheit -Kn lie St. Goddard, 19-
year old dog musher from The Pas,
Manitoba, won the Eastern International Dog Derby held at Quebec
February 21, 22 and 23. His team
of seven highly-trained greyhound
huskies dashed over the finish line
Of the three-day raoe, covering the
120 gruelling miles ln 11 hours and
87% minutes, beating all previous
records by 54 minutes and 35 second*.
He secured for the second time, the
first ln 1925, the handsome cup
donated by the Quebec International
Dog Sled Derby Club.
Leonhard Seppala, hero of the epic
race with serum to the stricken Alaskan city of Nome, was a strong contender in the Quebec classic and finished Just 20 minutes behind St. Goddard. Seppala, experienced driver as
he ls, was forced to give way to a
ma<i 30 years younger, driving a team
of better trained huskies than hiB
own. Sepalla bettered St. Goddard's
time by several minutes in the last
day of the race, as the winner was
disputed . every inch of the hilly
course for second place but was
beaten out by thc Alaskan musher.
"Paddy" Nolan the 16-year old contestant made one of the most remarkable showings in dog racing annals when he finished fourth out of
fourteen entries. He added glory to
the reputation made last year, when,
although his dog* were disqualified
far fighting, he stuck to the trail and
finished ninth in a field of 20, the
whole of the distance being run in a
blinding blizzard. A gloom however
has been cast over the Nolan household recently for the day after Paddy's great race his mother, who had
been lying ill in the hospital, died.
After each day of the race Paddy
would leave his dogs in charge ot
friends and go to his mother's bedside at the hospital. The courage of
this lad ls a general topic of discussions, and old amd experienced
mushers are concerned over his performances.
Young St. Goddard halls from the
forced to stay on the sled a greater northern Manitoba town where the
use of dogs ls a commercial necessity.
Here lt was that dog racing in Canada first took place. A group of devotees, wishing to perpetuate the All-
Alaskan Sweepstakes, which died out
ln 1916, gathered ln the Snake Room '
of the Opasqual Hotel and arranged
to hold an annual race which, they
have carried out St Goddard has
been the winner of this long race at
The Pas several years, Including the
race ln January.
Out of 100 dogs in the recent race
at Quebec, there were but three recognized "lead" dogs. They were
"Tobby" St. Goddamd's leader;
"Fritz", Seppala's lead dog and "Rover" trained by the youthful Nolan.
Frank Dupuis, winner of the race last
year, finished 6th with but three dogs
ln harness. It ls the driver who can
successfully train the leader of the
pack who ls going to pilot his team
to victory. Dogs in a team are not
unlike any other racing animals;
there must be a guide. Seppala's
famous Alaskan malamaites entered
the Csnadlan race this year scenting
victory- They battled heroically but
-lost to a better-trained team.
Professor W. L. Carlyle, manager
of the Prince of Wales ranch, near
High River, is en route to England
where he will consult his royal employer regarding business matters
pertaining to the ranch, purchase
new stock and arrange for the usual
year by year extension of ths
Prince's commercial activities ln Alberta.
Mike was working diligently on
his potato patch when he saw the
postman coming up the road, bearing for him a black-edged  envelope.
Mike became uneasy, and showed
"Hope it's not bad news,, said the
"It is thot," said Mike, glancing at
the address. "It's upset Ol am en-
toirely. Me brother Pat's dead. Ol
can tell by his handwriting!"
"Pa, where does ink come from?'
"From! incubators, son.   Now run
ont with the boys."
Phone 20
Try our Special Tea
at 65c per Ilr
Shoes, Shirts, Overalls
Good   values   ior your
Call and see .us before
General Merchant
Transfer Co.
•City Baguage und General
Coal,   Wood and   Ice
for Sale
Office at  R.  t. Petrie's Store
I Phone 64
Get Your
at the
-'Service and Quality**
E. C, Henniger Co. ]| und act amendments
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime and Salt
Cement and Plaster
Poultry Suoplies
Grand Forks, B.C.
THE value of well-
printed, neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has been amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
Wedding invitations
Ball programs
Business cards
Vir'Mng cards,
ShT~ii.g tags
Pamphlet 9
Price lists
New Type
Latent Style
Faces      ■
Colon bla Avenue aad
Uke Street
Vacant unreserved, » trvuyt-d Crowu lends
msy be |>r" einiuad by HMtMi siibjiscts over
IS years of **,; uml by alien* un dwl.rlug
lisli'sslluii to become Brill.h suibjeela, conditional upon re.i leu-" iscouilailon aud Improvement for airrlouliara I purposes.
Full Information tjoiieerniut* regulations
rcgilrding pre emiiiluiss Is given In Uul.utlo
No. 1, Lim l-Series, "iluw to t re-etuist baud."
cO|ile«o' whieh ran be obtained lieu of chnrge
by addressing tin.' Ussptirtiueni of Lauds,
Victoria, B.C.. or any Uoveruuieni AKeut.jMi
Records will be made sum ring ouly laad
suitable foragilcultural purposes, and which
to not tlinberlund. 1 e„ t'arrylug over a,«KI
board feet iwr acre west of tue i.'oast Range
aud 8 UU0 fees per aore i est.I ilmi range..
Applications lur prc-emptfuns .are to be
addressed to she Laml Cuinmlssloiirr nt tha
Land Kaeordlng Dl vision, in wblcb tke land
uppllu' for Is sitnated.and are sna ■* oa
printed forms, stoples of c su lu obtulued
from the Laud Cutiiralssio'ier.
Pre-emptions must be uooupicil for See
yearsuud tiuisrovem-sut* made to value of 110
por aore, including'ol-.iriog and cultivating
at least flveacres.'be'ore n Crown Uraut ean,
be received.
For more detailed lntiirinaiiou seethe Bal>
latin "How to Pre-empt Laud."
Applicatloasare received for purchase of
vacant and unreserved Crowu Lauds, uot be*
lag timberland, fbr agricultural purposes:
minimum prion of llr.t-elats (amble) land Is
|5 par aore. and saoniul-class (graaing) laud
$'*.5U per acre. Fur ber information retarding purr-base or leaseuf Crowu Ixude is given
In Bulletin No* 10, Laud Sjries. "fun-hare and
Lease ol Crown Lauds.'
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites ou Umber
land, not exceeding 4(1 aores, may ba pur*
chased or leased, on ooiidlttons Iueludlng
payment of .-tumpnge.
Unsurseji'il areas, not ext'ee.llng SO aorea,
may be leased as humealt***, conditional upon
a du eliiuir beinii c acted lu tba first year,
title being obtainable alter residence and
improvement conditions sre full"Und and land
has beeu surveyed.
Fnr graaing and Induatrial purposes sretl
not exoeedlng 640acres may ba lessrdbyona
person or a eompany.
I'nder tha Oraxltu Aot the Province la
divided Into graalug- districts and the range
administered under a Qraxing Corn.
missioner. Annual graaing permits ara
Issued bated ou numbers ranged, priority being glveu to established owners- Stoek
owners, mai* form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free, permits
are availablee for settler*, tampers old
travellers up to ten head.
Wholesale and Retail
eater ia
Havana Cigars, Pipes
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grand Porka, D. C
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty"
P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
Yaw J^on-l,  Pibatt luts-ft
bo-minion Monumental Work*
Aab-ra-tog Producte Co. Boofint'
Furniture Made to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kinds,
Upholstering Neatly  Done


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items