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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Oct 21, 1927

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1EK.OCT. 24-31
OCTOBER 24 to 31 has   been   selected et. National  Apple    Week
In Canada.   The  dates  are  well
selected,  because at  that time harvesting   of   winter apples will be ln
full swlngg, and It ls fitting that the
oity dwellers should have an annual
feint of apples as well as the pickers
and packers ln the orchards districts.
We note many so-called diet doctors recommending   different   fruits
tor those who tbink there ls something wrong "inside," but apart from
naming the fruit the public Is | kept
in ignorance of what peculiar kick,
chemllcal or vitamin the recommended fruit contains.   Just how a grapefruit In the morning cifn do any good
we   cannot   fathom<No   doubt it will
pucker   up   both   the   face and the
stomach and give them .both a twisting exercise.
Apples bave been a corrective
since the world began. We have
acid apples, elder apples and non-
acid Apples, all calculated to help
the various needs of consumers.
There ls -a fortune awaiting the doctor who can define correctly the iron
and other tonic qualities of the various fruits. The public knows that
apples are beneficial to health, but
tbey do not know the sclentivc reason why Delicious apples ci|n be eaten before going to bed, by old and
young, without starting any fermentation in the Btomach. It ls known
sb the "Old Man's Apple," and old
men usually know a good thing.
Since we must have vitamins in
oyr diet, It follows that the most valuable foods t|re likely to be those'
which, in their development, have
-had the greatest opportunity of absorbing from the sun. This is found
to be the'cage, end apples which develop slowly while the fruit and the
leaves are bathed ln the liife-glvlng
rays, contain an afbundr-nt supply of'
the essential vitamins,
Canadians will have a big supply,
of big apples for Apple Week and1
this should start them into the win-'
ter   in   a robust and heathy condition.   Wa  recommend   storing  good
apples in every cellar for winter use.
Persistent effort surmounts every obstacle
"Tell me what rim Know Is true
I can Sims as well as yea."
Los Angeles.—Whatever might
have been the shortcomings of Frank |
.Keenan, veteran stage' actor and
film director, be was a good patron1
of his bootlegger, his wife's negro
maid, Beatrice Mills, testified last
week ln the divorce suit, which re-'
suited ln a divorce being given Mrs.'
Keenan.      . j
'Uudge, htl'd buy his .Scotch three'
bottles at a time," tbe mejtd testified.'
"That doesn't mean anything unless you say how long three bottles
would last him," the maid was told
by the court
"Well, judge, ln a pinch he would-
etprqad it over a day and a half,' the '
aujld responded. I
UrrHE   future   of   mining on tho
I .forth American continent is in
Canada,"Sherwln   Kelly,  of  Toronto and New York, mining geologist,     assistant     manager   of   the
ISchlumbergelr   Electrical   prospecting
Methods, satd recently at the Cham-
nt'r  of' Mines,  Vancouver.   "Canada,
n-.'liove,   Is on the threshold of a
•lining development which   will   be
,-'n greater than that in the United
.states since 1849.'
Mr. Kelly, a young mi* tn ot 32 years,
has had. considerable practical -and
theoretical experience. He has
taught mining and geology in the
University of Kansas, In the University of Toronto, and he has also done
postgraduate work in Ppris at the
Sorbonne, at the 'Museum d'Jiistoire I
Naturelle, Ecole des Mines and at
the College des iFrancu
'He addressed a group of mining
men on "Electrical Prospecting," his
hearers including members of the
Chambers ot Mines, the Bureau of
Minc,s, Vancouver board of trade,
nnd the Vancouver branch of the
Canadian Institute of Mining and
<He compared electrical prospecting with the more usual forms ol
magnetic, Eotvos torsion balance and
8(|israogrt|ph prospecting.
Sulphide deposits, including lead,
copper, iron and some gold and silver, act as a huge battery, generating the electricity of half a volt.
There are two mclthods of prospecting by electricity. In the first we
pass tbe current between poles a mile
aptfrt. In. the second we measure on
our -potentiometer- the current generated spontaneously by the sulphide
mineral deposits in contact wltb
Mr. Kelly said that British Columbia was a promising field for prospecting. He could promise to show
owners of mining lands just which
areas are barren and which apeae
have sulphide deposits. The work
has been carried on In a practical
way for fifteen years, he said. The
average cost per acre, over all, is
from $6 to $10. Mr. Kelly expects J
to be back in British Columbia in the
ls the best preventive; rust is what
flrst eats the metal; -mil when that
sudden strain comes and snap goes
   **—.****^m^m^m^a^aaa*s^ssS-^*^*M tho roil you are at tlio car's mercy.
SUN'S WEEKLY TRAVELOGUE    . tury castle of the Caetanl toweling  Also watch very carefully the condl-
THE   Pontine   marshes,   close to I on a hl8h mount£(ln spur and domina-, tion of the brake lining.   Do not lei
Rome yert Httle known, form onej tln&   ""-   *■* PIaln ot *-*** Pontine., ""A   wear    down t0° hard becausf
of the strangest corners of Italy.  marches.   Then follow Bene, Piper-, there, too, you are flirting with death,
It Is paradoxical that this region is  n<V*d other tow* I which   ls   putting   it mildly.   When
j    These are thei inhabited places to-
I day;    but   in olden times the whole
they wear down many conditions
arise with which possibly many readers are not familiar. The asbestos
surface  becomes  bard    and    -*U(tetl
. not   bette-r   known,   for   one   of the
. world's most famous roads, the Ap-. ... w-   *~*y *•*-**
: plan Way, leads straight to it. land was den*-tI-*' Populated and high
The   Via   Appii,   built bp Applus I ly Productive.     Twenty.three towns .        ----    ---    a****™
Claudius -about 300 years B.C., starts, **• supposed   to have existed where'***. there naturally is not the hold
from Porta San Sebastiano, the south  **ow °**e 8et* *■><* the trace of a sin-  ing power  there  was  before    Then
ern gate of Rome, and leads toward  <>Ie   buildl»8-   T1>e   most   famous of j you take, up on the rod length and I.
Naples.   For   the   first   65   miles It! these cltles  which  have  disappeared   Is all right for a While; you tell your-
runs as straight its a taut strong, un-! waa Pometia- conquered and sacked, self you will reline it or have it re
til lt reaches the town of Te*i*aclna,! -W the «oinan  klnK'  Tarqulnius  the
where   it   passes   under the cliff of  SuPerb-  ,n the 8lxth  century Wore
Monte  Saint Angelo that overhangs,' Chrlst*
m^-^-^-^-^S^-tt^^^m Tl,e  lagoons  of  the  marshes have
the ses.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The Romans had to chisel,off part
of the mock to make space for the
roadbed. After passing this point itt
makes a first bend -and then goes to
Wheji you leave the Eternal City
on this classic road you pass at flrst
along a wonderful array of old Ro-
formed between the gref|t prehistoric
dune covered with oak forest and the
more) recent one thrown up lip the
sea. There lsno natural communication between the lagoons and the
sea. When these lakes swell during
the rainy season, the fishermen cut a
small ditch across thu dune, £(nd the
waters, rushing out to the sea, in a
few   '
lined In a few days. Until it is re-
lined you are wearing down to the
rivets ipd when you brake you are
Increasing the; friction there by fully
50 per cent and If the hill happens to
be long and rough, and It is necessary
' to brake extremely hard and you do
not think it necessary to brake with
the engine, it rapidly heats up and it
reid hot by tbe time the bottom of the
hill is reached, with the result that
if you 'tlre little careless and have allowed oil to accumulate around the
[  ^.^^^^ssssmiisH- ———w.»irMi.ti    aiuuilll    lilt-
•.'    ,monumients;   ,thenyoU|few hours   widen   to a broad river,   brake there is a great possibility of
climb up the Alban hi Is, extinct vol-  Th(j fl8h ^ ^ Iukewam> b__ck_  the -_ gettlng on flre| dU£r to lt8preB.
canoes of prehistoric times, and from  ^ and BwJm by ^ „,„„„„„,, | „,,„,   „„,   .*.. _-.,	
there you eradnftiiv rioonnn-. ..«««  -
_        . ----- —*x  ww0«,-o  una  lunewarm,  Drack-
._ *,* tste-t-wnc umes, and from  ,_h __d _w,m             thousands
there you gradually descend upon aj _n. mm___         m              wbe__
xrr—ftt     »,1<»I»»       —.-********-——
After a period of storm and stress
we should look carefully for the rainbow; it is there.
Story of Discovery
of Copper Mountain
A HALF-BREED trapper pursuing
a wounded deer led to the discovery of Copper mountain, one
of the wonded mines of the empire,
now controlled by the Grttiby Mining & Smelting company, which has
produced millions of dollars worth of
The facts' surrounding the discovery ln 188*, as told by R. A. "Doc*
Brown, a veteran prospector of this
city, to a coast paper a couple of
weeks ago, give an insight into early
mining days in British Columbia,
Nearly 2000 tons ot ore a day are
now being shipped from the mine to
the company's " concentrator at Allenby, The ore ln sight, which
forms a small portion of the reserve,
runs into millions.
During the winter of 1888 "Doc"
Brown was a fur buyer ln the Interior. IFor three seasons he purchased trom trapptrs $300,000 worth
of pelts, which he resold In the United States.
Hearing of ej half-breed named
Jamieson who had furs for sale,
Brown Ibislted him. While hitching
his jforse outside the half-bered's
shack he noticed an anthracite rock
l-rlnsj on log. *
Investigation showed It was rich
ln copper. Jamieson, on being ques-,
tloned, told that he had picked lt upL
on a nujountaln about twelve miles I
distant,    near    Whlpsaw creek.   Het
it It was a pretty bauble.   His
inherent liklnk for   colored   objects
had been aroused.
Next day Jamitson and Brown
hiked to the looation. Brown's
dreams of a rich mine were more
thi |ii realized, he states. Tbey came
to a reef literally solid with the
metal, which was disclosed by a
green stain.
it was then that the halMireod
told Brown how he stumbled upon
the discovery. A deer, badly wounded, had charged up the hill. He followed, and a piece of rock displaying the colors of the n(lnbow excited
his curiosity so much that he
stopped and put it jn his pocket. He
thought no more about it and went
after the deer.
"Doc" gave the half-breed $20 to
record two claims at Granite Creek,
and cautioned him to keep the news
of the strike secret. Early next
spring, with powder, fuse and caps,
they blew out ti small portion of the
mountain aide.
"NNow we have found the real
'.bing,' exclaimed Brown witb excitement, as he picked up chunks of
copper glance—almost pure copper
'■It was prettier than the markings
>n a peacock, and subsequent assays
ihowed it rtjn 72 per cent copper,"
he states.
By this  time even the half-breed
was convinced that the multicolored
rock was of tremendous value. Brown
prospected around the mountain and!
Continued on Page 4.) I
great plain, some 30 miles from
Rome, there known to history as the
Pontine marshes.
On the left, as you travel toward
Terracing, are the olive covered Le-
pine mountains, ot gray limestone,
that at sunset are* veiled by that beau
tlful purple haze one sees so often
reproduced on the background of the
early .Renaissance -paintings. To the
right is the Tyrrhenian sec), along
the 'border of which runs a large sand
dune covered by a wonderfuloak forest some 30 miles in length. Between
the dune and the sea is a series of
At the extreme end a solitary moun
tain rises, to all appec/t-ances from
the sea. It is Mount Circeo, the cornerstone of the Pontine marshes.
This mount was an Island in bygone
ages, as geologists have proved, and
Homer, eight centuries before Christ,
speaksof it in the Odyssey as an
island, though probably is was not so
any longer.
The large quadrangle formed by the
foothills of the Alban volcanoes, by
the Lepine mountains, by the wooded sand dunes of the coast, and by
Mount Circeo, measuring some 150,-
000 of extraordinarily fertile land, is
known to history as the Pontine
nif/rshes. The water, hemmed in on
all sides, cannot flow out
In winter the mountain streams
pour their foaming, muddy torrents
upon the lowland, Hooding thousands
of acres; the rich mud slowly settles,
coating the fields with a silt which is
the finest of fertilizers; then the waters gradually flow out through narrow chnanels until, ln scmmmer.only
the lowest portion of the land, that
which lies practically at sea levul.re-
mains in a swamipy condition.
A dense, luxuriant growth of wator
plants springs up with the approach
the warmer season; the stagnant,
lukewatm waters teem with life of
every description, and toward the
month of July the treacherous Anopheles mosquito drops its filmy larval veil, rises out of the marshes,
and, flying around in search of a living for Itself, sows dealth upon hu
Many centuries ago most of the inhabitants fled to the mountolns,built
their towns on some steep hills, and
from these vantage points made
dashes into the plain to work the
fields and tend their cattle. Such a
place was cjneient Corl, founded by
bhe Trojan Dardanos, with its city
walls constructed of huge polygonal
blocks and with Its beautifully pre-
safrved temple of Hercules.
A little farther on rose Norma, on
the very edge of a.vertical cliff 600
feet high, as ancient r|s the city of
Rome, lf not more so. (In olden times
it was called Norba, and the cyclope-
an walls, formed out of huge, carefully trimmed boulders, are still a
marvel to those who visit this not
easily accessible place.
At the foot of Normi| is the abandoned medieval town of Nlnfa, the
Pompeii of the Middle ages, as Gre-g-
orovlus called It, covered with ivy
and brambles. This Is one of the
most poetic spots of the world.
A little farther along the range is
Sermoneta, with the thirteenth cen-
they tlre caught ^^^^^^^^^—
At the time of the Roman republic,, in the fourth and fifth centuries
B.C., the Pontine region seems to
have been free of water, healthful
and densely populated. Then, a little
before 300 B.C., near (he time the Ap-
pian road was built, something happened that has not been fully understood.
The natural outlet of the waters in
the depression 'between the city of
Terracina and Mount Circeo was obstructed, probably through some seismic movement**11' a raising of the
ground a few feet was quite sufficient
to stop the outflow of the waters;
and the see. increased the obstruction
by piling up sand dunes.
In this way the gret*|t plain of Pometia became hemmed in on all sides
by higher lands and converted into
a large basin, into which thewaters
naturally converged from everywhere, except through the narrow
channels dug near Tem'clna to connect the marshes with the sea.
New Italy intends now to tackle
the/ problem of draining the marshes
that has baffled each succeeding generation for more than two thousand
yei-jrs. The government is approaching it with all the means and technical knowledge of modern times and
will accomplish the work.
Thel ancient oanal of Rio Martino
will be opened again, the mountain
streams will be placed under control
by building a) reservoir at the foot of
the mountains, and large pumping
a tp tions are to erected for draining
the swampy land that is practically
at sea level.
sence and the red hot brakes. Or
they may freeze. If that occurs at
high speed you won't be able to read
any more of the Greler articles.
THE annual general meeting of
the British Columbia division of
the Canadian Institute of Mining
and   Metallurgy,   to be held In Ban-I 	
CALGARY, October 19.—Weatber
here ha*B been fine during the past
week, and reports from all points
show that threshing ls again resumed
There ls not one quarter ohe wheat
threshing done in Alberta, and business is quiet as a consequence. Two
weeks of sunshine would benefit busi
ness at prairie -points.
Two cars of cold storage prunes
arrived from Wellington this week.
TheBe were in illegal containers.
Mixed cars of vegetables are arriving from British Columbia, including
cauliflower, pumjpkln, squash, tomatoes and celery. British Columbia
tomatoes are pretty well defined up.
A car of Californiji tomatoes arrived
this week ln lugs, also some nice cucumbers from Creston.
Jonathans ln bulk are being shipped to -Edmonton and are ogered in
all kinds of containers, incudlng the
Ontario bushel basket.
Potatoes   from  Edmonton  are  being shipped to Winnipeg, where wet,
backward   we-ather    has    interfered
with   the   maturity of the Manitoba
spuds.   Thoy are being sold by farmers surrounding Edmonton at 30c per
bushel, or $10 per ton, sacks extra.
Alberta   has   a big crop' of potatoes
and we expect to see most of the surplus    shipped    to Manitoba.   A flne
car of British Columbia potatoes ar-
mived in Calgary on Monday from
Armstrong.   The shipper hand-sorted
these potatoes and is shipping them
under his brand with his card ln each
saob.   The high quality ot those potatoes will earn him a premium ln
later shipments.
There ls a, selling war on in Calgary in Mac crates. 'Last week they
were selling upon a five cent crate
iproflt. This week one firm sold at
cost, and its competitor went to 15
cents under cost, or $1.45 per crate.
Such generosity will not last long.
Today Calgarians are being tagged
with afpples, donated by the Associated Growers and Sales Service of
British Columbia. The proceeds will
be de-voted to furnish Christmas
cheer to families where unfortunate
financial conditions exist.'
—, HE   coroner    rubs his hands to-
^ gether and solemnly says, "Accidental    death    due     to carelessness."   Why does    aman allow    bail
brakes  to go  without getting  Immediately   on   thn   job   and repairing
them?   Why  risk  his  own  life  and
that of th-e passerby juBt because he
thought that they would hold up for
a few days?   Brakes are   a valuable
factor in the operation if the car, and
it is just as essential that they work
properly ejil it is for the engine to be
right.   The   brake   must   respond   to
your touch just as does the throttle
because in driving over wet and slippery roads, swinging around  curves,
and     approaching   dangerous    thoroughfares, you must know that that
the brakes are right.
Take the bra(kee, from the levers
all the way back and front and give
everything connected with their
operation a minute's examination.
Keep rust from eating into thest slen
der little brake; rods, always. Keep
a coat of pajiBt on them because that
couver on November 23 and 24 and-
in Najnaimo on November 25, is anticipated by mining men throughout
the iprovince with great interest.
The meetings in in the past have
invariably attracted large attend-
ancse and have been memorably enjoyable. The present one will undoubtedly prove no exception to the
rule. In brief, the program tm sr-
ranged will include reviews of the
principal mining developments of the
year by the provincial mineralogist,
J. D. Galloway; by the British Columbia representative of the geological survey, Dr. V. Dolmago, and by
the resident engineers. This will occupy the flrst morning session. The
remaining three sessions .in Vancouver will be occupied by discussions
on three major topics, namely .-"Recent Improvements and Innovations
in Flotation Practice," "Electrical
Prospecting,' and "Placer Mining
Conditions." The flrst mentioned
topic will be introduced in papers by
W. B. Timm of the Dominion depart
ment of mines, Dale L. Pitt of tbe
Premier, Mr. Oughtred of the Sulli
van, aud il. A. Pearce of the Britannia*. There will be a banquet on
Thursday eveening, November 24,
following which Col. W. W. Foster
will deliver a popular lecture on "Tbe
Retreat 'From Mona."
On the morning of the third day ol
the meeting, steamer will 'be taken
to Nanaimo, where there will be an
afternoon session devoted mainly to
a general discussion on the "Benefl-
ciatlon of Coal," to be introduced in
a' paper by Professor Robert 11. Clark
of the University of British Columbia, entitled "The Production of
Liquid  Fuels  From  Coal."
The business meeting will be followed by a dinner and festivities in
the evening. The meetings of the
.institute are open to the public and
a cordial invitation to attend is ex
tended to all interested in the pro
gress and welfare of our mining In-
..According to a leading resident of
Emporia, Kin., v.ho pt-ssented a park
to that town recently, there are three
kicks in every dollar...The first of
these Is wl-.-n on. makes the dollar,
for, natural.'/, he si>ys "It has to be
earned before you Have It." 	
....The second kick '.. when one saves
the dollar, since he must save It to
keep  it And the  third  and  biggest
kick of all is when it is given away.
The cornerstone of philanthropy Is,
In part, constructed of this last prin-
A new map hap just been produced
by the provincial department of
By showing the number of "mining camps" and the numerous mineral claims that have been' staked
and surveyed, the map clearly reflects and will assist the wide -and
important interest now directed towards the development of the potential wealth of these areas,
The modern practice of metallurgy, especially the evolution of new
processes of treating complex ores
at the Traill smelter, hae very much
enlarged the Interest in this district,
and consequently created a pressing
need for a deliable mineral claim
The "system of survey" whioh has
been Introduced dnto the provincial
Burveys within recent years, has
made it possible to t correlate and
"control" these surveys. The result
of this is that these surveyed mineral claims are now shown ln their
proper relative positions.
Viewing the Intricate maze of
lines, one can easily concede that
this Is t he FIRST generaf. printed
map showing all the surveyed claims
of these areas; and represents tbe
compiled record of the survey work
of many years.
Trails and roads are a most iimpor-
Ui|nt feature ln a mining country, and
these, In the main, are shown correctly upon this new sheet map.
A very valuable detail to mining
men and mlinlng Interests Is the relative position of t>be various camps
and the possibility of evolving plans
for collective operation, shipment
ijnd supply, wtith reference to Nelson
or other points. Tbe boundaries of
the mining divisions within the map
area are clearly shown.
Another item of particular inerest
is the outline of the correct boundaries of Kokanee park.   Kokanee park
is ;.|n area of beautiful natural features of   forest, lake, stream, mountain and glacier, about    100    square
miles  ln  extent,  established  in  1922
and set apart for all time as r| provincial    park.   It  is situated  within
an  easy day's Journey from Nelson,
Kaslo, Slocan City, Silverton, or New
Denver, there being t\ wide choice of
routes, and trails in plenty.   It Is a
"fisherman s  paradise" and  an  ideal
place for the vacationist who desires
to   go   out    In    the open and enjoy
"roughing   it."   Tliere  lis    excellent
itiouul' In climbing,  both     for novl •:
und expert, and    a perfect    wonderland of beauty in which to delight THE SUN: GRAND FORKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
3fo (8ratt& forks 8>mt
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) $1.00
One Year (in the United States)    1.50
Address- • " —'cations to
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Notes • Notions • Notables
*T* HE result of tli0 by-election in Nelson lest Monday
•*■ was an Important victory for the MacLoan govern
ment. Normally, Nelson is a safe Conservative OOUBtitU-
ency, and the election of the Liberal ewulidate should
therefore all the more gratifying td the uilniliilstinilnii.
Mr. McDonald's election means that the government will
have a safe majority In Hie limine to carry out Its policy
at tho forthcoming session, und it will .also liuvo an important inlluenco on the next general election, which will,
in probability, be held next year.
far from the pens and it supplies kale, spinach, lettuce,
Cwiss chard, beet tops and the like in huge
Even the lawn clippings are fed to the ruminants and
water fowl, and trimmings from trees—the leaves, bark
and smspi twigs—are accepted greedily by the browsing
animals. Recently an orchard was set out and It Is expected that soon all the apples that can be use-d will be
grown right in the park.
-p-i BMININE Interest in aviation in Europe bas started
* special fashions for air travelers, and dressmakers
are displaying outfits for flyers. One costumie selected
was of soft leather colored royal blue, and consisted of
helmet, coat, short skirt and full-length trousers.
A K Jfcterestlng history ot the friendly, old-fashioned co-
^^ lonitl clock Is given by Walter R-andell Storey In
Arts and Decoration Magazine. "No one of furniture gives
quite as , cheerful and quait a| note to a room as does a
colonial clock. There is a distinct decorative quality iii -i
banjo or lyre clock on Uie wall, a grandfather clock in the
corner, or an tliirly shelf clock on the fireplace miilntel.
These interesting relics of colonial days, still ticking away1
never tell what tliey have seen years ago. Yet their round,
friendly faces and dignified forms hint of farm houses with
low-beamed ceilings, Georgian mansions with lofty rooms.
The earliest tall clocks had plain tops. Around 1700 the
tops i, ere -decorated with three balls or some other form
of oi'uanuiit, Uie middle ball being placed higher than
those at the sides. Later the domed top and the top with
the broken arch, so popular in colonial cabinet work, is
well as the scroll top, came into the fashion of the day.
If your clock has a square metal dial it is likely to be of
the' seventeenth century, for it was not until after the
beginning of the eighteenth century that the iarch above
the elial appeared with its moving moon or hedaving
ship. Clocks in those days had more to do than today,
for some were also equipped to ttill the month and the
day of the mouth and to inform the family whether it
waa April or May."
NIOHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER'S attempt to "smoke
out' President Coolidge on a third term did not succeed, but did revive a story told last summer while Mr.
Coolidge was at the White l'dne camp in the, Adiron-
dacks. According to the gossips Uie president vfU*3 out
on one of the lakes fishing when the sky became overcast.
The boatman remarked that thq dark clouds indicated
rain. Mr. Coolidge -made no comment. After a while
the sky grew darker and the boatrntui again remarked
thiat he guessed it was going to rain. Still Mr. Coolidgii
was silent. Ttupi came the distant roar of thunder. A
sharp flash of lightning was followed by another sharp
peal of thunder. Rn|in began to fall. "Well," said the
president's companion, questloningly, "I guess we are going to get th,at shower. The president lookeld at (him and
demanded sharply: "What are you trying to do, pin me
PRIMITIVE man lived in America at a vastly earlier
time than is generally believed, says Scientific Monthly, if the evidence gathered iby the Colorado Museum of
Natural Mtstory in the Southwest is valid. Nnstea(d of
dating back only some 8000 to 25,000 years, the time when
the Indian is supposed to have come to America from
Asia, these human relics are assigned to the geological
period known ms the Pleistocene. It was ln this i.lgo,
from 25,000 to 1,000,000 years ago, that northeastern America was periodically covered with a glacier, and when
prehistoric mastodons roamed the land. The discoveries
are mostly arrowheads, met,ates (primitive grinding instalments) and other worked stones, found in close asso
elation with extinct animals. Near Frederick, Oklahoma,
remains of a mammoth were found at a level of eight feet
labove lhat of n deposit which contained some of the
relics. This is considered strong evidence of their an
tlquity. Tlio arrowheads were totally unlike those in any
known collections. They were primitive, but the man who
made them must have progressed considerably in culture, as they were far in advance of the human relics of
thi|'. period unearthed elsewhere.
THE.old superstition Ih-U " every time a 'saxpence'
hangs a Scotsman's heart breaks" has boen exploded
at Inverness. At tlte bottom or tlle Wishing well, of
whose waters natives sip, breathing a wish and there
after drc-pping in el coin, twenty whole guineus have been
found Ihis yeiiif, besides no end of hulf crowns and sliil
lings. This is held to be significant, and a refutation ol
the idea tlmt lhe Scot Is inclined to be tiglit-ilsted. For
"wishing waters' ure generally supposed to answer the
prayers of their devotees quite efteelively.
lAKESl'MAHE used the skeletons of former life that
had drifted down to him upon the stream of time, and
were cast |tit Ills feet, u hei|p of dead matter, Uut he
clothed them wilh llesh and blood, and breathed Into tlieir
nostrils, and they lived aud moved with a life that wus
individual and self-existent after he hud once-thrown it
og from his own exuberant i|iul intollual vitality. His
teeming brain bred lowlier beggars and kinglier kings
than all Kurope could have furnished as subjects for his
•portraiture. He found in his own consciousness ideals
neither he nor any other man had ever looked upon.—
Richard Omnt White.
ENOPIION, the Csreek military lU|der and historian,
lived from about the year 4?,0 to 355 B.C. In 401 B.C.
he joined a body of 10,000 Greek mercenaries serving under Cyrus in Persia. Cyrus was slain, and It devolved
upon Xenophon to lead home the Greeks over the mountains of Armenia, through a hostile and rugged country
to the Black sea. He performed the greilt feat nnd wrote
an account of the retreat of the 10,000 which is used in
college today as a  Greek reader.
TRANSPORTATION of food to the animals is quite a
problem in any zoo, and at lhe National Zoological
park at Washington an effort is being niitde to grow provender right on the spot.    A.li|rge garden is operated not
THE Charleston has been included In the annuiQ danc
Ing tournament between cities of Ulster, Ireland. It
Is not classed as oui, of lho regular dunces, such as the
foxtrot, wtilts- untl lango, but ls given in a special and
sepurate competition, Tlie tournament this year wai
conducted in Victoria hall, Belfast, by the Ulster amateui
dancing championship, and every amateur dancer in Ulster wns aligiblo. The first prize was a loving cup presented by tho lord mayor of Belfast, when the contest
weft inaugurated three years ago. Miss Katherine Watson of Derry judged the trials, and admitted that Belfast
had belt ter dancers than Derry.
ABOUT 700 miles og Boston in the North Atlantic the
lookout on the steamer President Garfield Baw i
ipiecii of wreckage. It was a hatch cover with a live ob
ejet on it. The steamer stopped and rowing out to thc
wreckage sailors found a Siamese kitten, wet to the skin
and half sti'rved but still alive. Where* lt came from
will ritmain a mystery of the sea. It is now a mascot
of the Garfield's cmew..
h, lettuce, npr £1    ', /•     jr _r
quantities    J, fcg    5piCe    Ol     LllC
lantH     anil *
T-lenator Robinson, t| one of his fa-
ous duck luncheons, was marveling
over the high prices that prevail in
the night clubs of New York. |
"A young man," ho said, "visited a
night club not long ago. The cover
charge was $5. Champagne was $41.
The young man shook his head tind
started for tho door without ordering
"'What's tlie matter ' a pretty girl
at a desk near the door said to hiin.
'Anything wrong ' ,
" 'What's that round your neck?'
said the young man.
"The girl put hifr hand up to her
gold cluliii.
" 'That, Bhe saitl, ' is a necklet.
" 'Well,' said the young man.'cvory-
thing's so higli in this club.I thought
It might be an anklet.'"
ancs to the French Academy of Science to be award
ed to the first scientist who would communicate with
another phjuet, Mars excluded. During the 34 years
since this prize, it has caused more trouble for the aca
demy than all tha other duties combined. Thousands
have claimed the award. Letters have come from all
parts of the earth purporUng to prove the writers had
communicated with other worlds. The. academy would
like to get rid of the money, but doesn't know how,
Some people are too honest to take advice they haven't
paid for, and others a|fc| too wise.
LEWIS HIND, in his book, "Naphtali"—the story of
his adventures while earning a. living by writing—
tells of his first meeting with Amy .Lowell the New England poet. He attended a literary suppe(r in New York
iind sat next to a "rather large, formidable woman with
an assured smile and no apology for being late"—she had
arrived half an hour after supper had betn served. "She
took the seat next to mine and at onoa usurped the conversation readily i|ntl animatedly. I listened with delight
find wondercfd who she m'ight be. I began to put questions to her, mainly about poetry, which she answered
slightly, with half her intelligence. After a rebuff more
pointed, I said suddenly: 'I believe you are Miss Amy
Lowejlll' She flashed her handsome eyes upon me and
said:    'Who .the h—1 did you think I was '"
Over  80,000 people  visited    Shakespeare's    birthplace
last year and nearly 60,000 Anne Hathaway s cottafeel
Poems From EasternLands
Various 'the   toils which fields so largei demand!      "~
We choose the seed; we take our tools In hand.
In winter for our work we thus prepare;
Then in the spring, bearing the sharpened   share,
We to the acres go that south incline,
And to the earth the different seeds consingn.
Soon, straight and large, upward each plant aspires;—
All happens as our noble lord desires.
The plants will ear; within their sheath confined,
The grains will harden, and be good in kind.
Nor darnel these, nor wolf's-tail gr,ass Infests;
From core and leaf we pick the insect pests,
Antl pick we those that eat the joints and roots:-—
So do we guard from harm the growing fruit*,..
May the great Spirit, whom each farmer names,
Those insects ta\ke, and cast them to the flames!
The clouds o'erspread the sky in masses dense,
And gentle rain down to the earth dlispense.
First may the public fields the blessing get,
And then with it our private fields we wea!
Patches of un*Hpe grain the reaper leaves
And here and there ungathered are the sheaves.
Handfuls besides we drop upon the ground,
And eif. untouched In numbers tie around; —
These by tho poor and widows shall be found.
When wives and children   tp the tollers come,
Bringing provisions trom each Beparato home,
Our lord of long descont shall oft uppear;
The inspecto bIbo, glad the men to ohoer.
Thoy too shull thank tho Spirits of tho air
With sacrifices pure for nil their cn|re;
Now rod, now black, the victims that thoy slay
As north or south the sacrifice they pay;
While millet bright the altars ulways show; —
And we sliall thus still greater blessings know.
—From The Shl-Klng.
What President Wilson snid was
the best negro story he had heard
since his arrival ln Europe, he retold
to the American newspaper meu during thi", return voyage across the
English channtl after his visit to
London.   Here it is: |
A group of negro soldiers were in
aj front-line trench on the eve of an
attack. A white ollicer approached
one of them and asked: i
"What would you do, Jim, If you
suddetnly saw the whole German cavalry coming straight at you?'
''What would I do, boss?" repeated
Jim. "Why, I sure would spread the
news through Frt/uce."
'k man who had bought a very vel-
uable building site was surveying his
newly acquired property in a mood
of reverie^ when a stranger, in a similar mood, accosted him.
"Sir," said the man, "I remember
when this property was a fc|rm. Why,
I buried a dog here in those days.
And now he-ir that it has been sold
for half a million.'
"Yes," said the nc(w owner, with a
smile.   "I bought it."
The stranger was obviously hurt.
"But what I'm telling you," he
said, Is the truth.'
Conversation of two college sophomores  recently  overheard:
"You know, 1 felel like Hamlet did
when he said, 'O Death! Where is
thy sting?' '
"Hamlet didn't say that."
"No?   Well, who did?"
..Othello said tha|t."
"Well, what did Hamlet say '
"Hamlet said, 'My kingdom for a
horse.' "
"Well, that's nice, too."
A physician summoned to keep a
rendezvous with old Doctor Stork,
found pater fantilias pacing up and
down thei corridor of the home,
greatly upset. The doctor smiled.
Then he pitted the head of the family on the back.
"Now don't you worry, old man,'
he said, "don't you Worry at all. I've
been taking carei of things like this
for nearly forty years, and you know
I haven't lost a' afther yet."
zA ncient History
A military airship, constructed in secret for the British
army, creates .a sensation in London.
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of the C.P.R., and
party, arrived ln the city at 4:30 last Friday afternoon
by a special train.
Aid. N. D. Molntosh wa(s elected mayor by acclamation
on Monday to fill this) unexpired of ex-tMayor Hammar, resigned.
•  ,	
Mrs. A. E. Savage returned this week from an extended
visit to her old hdme in Pennsylvania.
The second car of ore was loaded at the Golden Eeagle
mine this week for shipment to the Gr-inby smelter.
Two backwoodsmen ln Maine
knocked .)l the door of a house at
the edge of Uie forest. "Hello, Ed!'
said one of tht|m to the farmer who
came to the door. "Say, we come
across the dead body of a man ovor
there In the hollow an' we kinda
thought 'twas  you."
"That so? What'd ho look like?"
asked the farmer.
''Well, he was a|bout your build—'
"Havel ou a gray flannel shirt?"
"Was they knee boots or hip
"Lets see. Which wiib they,Charley, knet boota or hip boots Oh, yes,
Uiey was hip boots."
"Nope," said the farmer. " "Twas
not me."
"What did her father give her
when they were married?"
"He gave her permission to return
home) after three quarrels and separations, but stipulated that after more
than three tlhey would have to arrange -their reconciliations elsewhere."
Fflend—I   wouldn't  call  your
band a loud dresser."
Wlfie—'Wouldn't eh? You -ought
to be in a moom with him when he
can t find a shirt.
He drew her to him. She objected.
See here,'   he said, "isn't this the
dra|wing room?"
Objection  withdrawn.
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Amplications for immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, arc invited.
Prices :--From S2.3.0,) per lot upwards.
Termsi—Cash and approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may he seen at the
City^Oflicc. •
Gity Clerk.
Sometimes the informality
of the spoken word
is more effective
than a letter.
British   Columbia Telephone
THE SUN prints all the loeal news
and carries a number of interesting
features found in no other Boundary
papc f   $1.00 per year THE SUN: GRAND FOBKS, BBITISH COLUMBIA
Statement of Apple Prices on the Prairies
.KELOWNA, October 10, 1927.—As reflecting the movilment of Mclntoshapples, the committee of directlon'announces that tlready 308,000
boxes have gone to the domestic market and tbat, of Wealthies, 238.MJ boxits have gone forward. Prices on Jonathans, Winter Bananas and
later vt|rieties for western markets hive not yet ibeen set.
The committee has also complied a comparative statemtfnt showing the price on Okanagan fruits on prairie markets as charged by wholesalers to their retttil customers. The "Committee Delivered Price" ls that set f.o.b. plus freight. The "Market Price" is extracted from the Tele
graphic Market -Newsletter of the Dominion  department  of  agriculture, Issued from Vancouver on September 29.   The statement follows:
Calgary                            Edmonton.                        Saskatoon Regina                         . Winnipeg
•                          Committee                      Committee                    Committee                            Committee Committee
delivered     Market       delivered       Market   delivered        Market delivered     Market         delivered         Market
price.         price.             prico.          price.          price.             price. price.         price.             price.             price.
Wis-SALTHD—      Fancy $1.85          $2.05—2.15         $1.98   $2.25—2.30          $2.07         $2.25—2.35 $2.07                                   $20.7          $2.50
Ce s  1.65 .        2.00                    1.78     2.10—2.15           1.85 1.85                                   1.86
Crates  1.45           1.50—1.60          1.58     1.75                     1.66          2.00 1.66                                  1.66           2.00
McINTOSH—      Fancy  2.20           2.85-2.40           2.33     2.40—2.50            8.42           2.75 2.42             $2.75               2.42            2.75
Cees _... 1.90           2.05-^2.15           2.03     2.25—2.30            2.12           2.40 2.12               2.50              2.12
CratSB  1.70            1.85—1.90           1.83     2.00—2.10            1.92           2.25 1.82               2.26               1.92            2.25
H'YSLiOPB—         Fancy  1.00           1.76                      1.72      1.80—1.90             1.81           2.00—2.25 1.81               2.00               1.81            2.16—2.25
BARTLETTS        Ex. F.  3.10                                     3.22                                 3:32 3.32                                 3.32
Fancy  2.85            3.25—3.50           2.97     3.50—3.75            3.07           3.75—4.00 3.75                                    3.07
Cees-  2.65           2.75—3.00          2.63     3.26—3.50           2.82                      . 2.82
FLEMISH—         Ex. F  2.35                                       2.53                                  2.07 2.07                                     3.07
..Foley  2.60           2.66—2.75           2.72     3.00—3.25            2.82           3.25—3.40 2.82               8.60              2.82            3.50
Cees  2.35           2.66                     2.47     2.75—3.00            2.57 2.67                                    2.67
PEACHES—       it's  1.57           1.60—1.60          1.63       .76—.80            1.64          1.85—2.00 1.64              1:76              1.64           2.00
PLUMS—              2's.„  1.37           1.60                    1.44     1.60—1.75            1.44          1.75—2.16 1.44                                  1.44
PRUNES—              86             .90—1.00             .93       .90—1.00              .95           1.06—1.10 .95               1.25                 .95            1.00
Storing of Dessert
Suhc choice varieties ot apples his
the Mcintosh can be retained in
their freshness iand full flavor for
many weeks when maintained nt proper storage temerature. The report
of the Summerland, British Columhia, experiment alstatlon for 192C
atSjteB that when kept at a temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit lt required five months for the apples lo
develop softness represented by nine
pounds as against fourteen pounds
when the fruit was picked. Similar
fruit placed in common storage where
the temperature during- the autumn
months ranged between 40 and 00
degrees Fahrenheit reached a softness of nlne .pounds in two months.
By the time nipples lied reached a
softness of 8% pounds their market
value had become seriously impaired
hy shrivelling and by discoloration
of the flesh and and the development
of undesirable flavor. These results
suggest, according to the superintendent of the station, that it ls not advisable to hold the Mcintosh apple
in stora|ge after the ripening processes have reached a stage such that
the apple has a hardness of about ten
pounds as measured by the preshure
tester. The rapidity with which2the
fruit softens .after removal from storage depends largely, It is pointed out
in the report, on the temperatures
to which lt is subjected, but unless
temperatures of well over 40 degrees
Fahrenheit are encountered and
more than a month is taken to get
the apples into consumption, this procedure may be expected to ensure delivery of the fruit to the consumer
in good condition. Referring further
to this experiment this report, which
is obtainable from the publications
brrinch of the department of agriculture at Ottawa, makes the useful observation that .apples retain crisp,
ness and flavor to best adventage
either dn tht store or in the home
when kept under conditions of comparative low temperature and high
humidity.   A week or two in a warm
furnace room or under the kitchen
table, lt is pointed out, will seriously
(impair the appearance and quality
of the best apples.
National Apple Week, October 24
to 31, will be promoted in British
Columbia iby fruit men and by tho
British Columbia Products bureau of
the Vancouver board of trade.
A window dressing contest will be
held among the stores of Vancouver,
featuring apples. Money prizes and
trophies will be awarded.
Hotels and restaurajnts at the coast
are being asked to put on special
menus for the week, using apples ln
many dishes. The British Columlbia
Products bureau will supply speakers
to service clubs and other organizations for that week, as well as providing lessons for Vancouver school
children onthe beneficial results of
"Apples, for Health" is the National
Apple Week slogan.
ine total attendance at the Toronto Exhibition this year was
1,870,000, or an increase of 297,000
over 1926.
Transportation Epic of North America
tl) •■-■300" Pacific type locomotive lout s-s-preaeated the Oiiiiuslluii l\scirm ul llultliuon-. (2) Head-on
view. (8) Early D. «* O. curiae at tlie I'ntceant. (4) The "Atlantic" of 1833 vlatage. (5) Peter Cooper's
"Tom Thumb", built In 1828, the firat locomotive In North America.
Tlie epic ot transportation in
America from the daya when Indians trekked across the plains with
their luggage on poles dragged by
dogs and ponies to the present with
250-ton locomotivesthunderingacross
the country hauling hotels on wheels
at 70 miles an hour was enacted a';
Boston recently during the Centenary
Exhibition and Pageant of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad this fall.
Canadian interest at the "Fair of
the Iron Horse" was keen as thu
country was represented at Baltimore
by the latest achievements in the way
of locomotive construction. Tho
Canadian Pacilic Railway was represented by its finest and fastest pas-
mnger locomotive, the latest type of
itjp[r "2300" Pacific class locomotive,
number No. 2333, which drew thc
Jrrlhce of Wales. Prince George and
Premier Baldwin during their recent
trip across Canada. Engineer W. R.
Creighton (who has been with the
Canadian Pacific 24 years) and Fireman R. F. Thomas (22 years) not
only piloted the Prince of Wales'
train, but took the locomotive from
Toronto to Baltimore for the Fair of
the Iron Horse. This locomotive is
capable of a maximum speed of 90
miles per hour, weighs nearly 600,000
pounds and can handle 16 steel cars
on fast schedule.
On the opening day of the Pageant
this powerful engine took its place
alongside a half dozen other giants
from the roads of various countries.
Notable among these from across the
water was the huge new "King
George V" pride of the Great Westerrf
Railway and the fastest that England
has produced. During the opening
parade of these locomotives the band
played "Land of Hope and'; Glory"
and "Rule Britannia" in honor of the
of the countries they represented.
The Pageant is recognized to have
been the greatest transportation exhibition everstaged. Every period of
railway history since steam was first
used for railway locomotion was
represented and the result was a
strange collection of contrivances
that made the crowds stare in wonder
as they puffed along under their own
steam. The 250-ton marvels of
present day railroads they rrofcssocl
to accept as something tangible but
not the curios that have been preserved from nearly a hundred years"
back. Perhaps the most interesting
old-time exhibit was Peter Cooper's
"Tom Thumb" the first locomotive
built in North America being constructed in 1829. The backers of the
B. & O. railroad were so impressed
with it and the evident value of steam
that they were willing to go ahead and
organize the road a century ago.
Real Indians added a romantic
dash to the scene. They whooped past
the crowds on their fleet ponies and
then returned to guide the visitors
down to view their encampment a
short distance away.
One of the outstanding features of
the Pase'itht was the dress of those
who manned the old-time trains and
tho paosenters who made the journey
each day around the tracks in front
of the crowds. The costumes were
true to the period which the locomotive and train -epreynted and added
Bufijcient color to make the exhibition
one of th:: mr-'-t picturescme and
hiBtoriejl ypt Bttgefi
The Saint John Board of Hartor
Commissioners is now busy working on plans for more adequate
port facilities and estimating costs
of new wharves, grain elevators and
everything necessary to handle a
larger  flow  of   business.
The establishment of a "Faculty
of Fisheries" at Dalhousie University at Halifax is under consideration. If this course is added to the
curriculum, it will be the first time
in the history of this continent that
lectures on fisheries will have been
delivered as a college course.
Storing Apples
It is difficult for many people to
realize that an apple is a living
thing in which certain natural
changes continue after harvest. If
the fruit has reached what is com
monly called "normal maturity" on
the tree, these processes can be
slowed up by storing the fruit at low
The maturity of fruit hajs a considerable bearing on both quality
and storage life. As an example of
this last statement two pickings of
Gravensteins were made ln 1926.
Trees ln fairly uniform condition
were selected. The fruit from one
lot of trees was picked and a representative sajmple stored. Ten days
later the fruit from the other trees
was picked and a representative sample stored along with theflrst picking.
The early picked fruit was not sa
highly colored as the second lot and
the ground color was still a pronounced greenish yellow. The second lot was highly colored with a
good yellow ground and the fruit averaged three pounds harder than the
first picked fruit. After two months'
storage the early picked   fruit   was
still marketable but lacked the dessert quality, color and hardness of
the fruit f rom the second picking.
After three months' -storage the first
lot was past Its prime and practically unmarketable, whereas the late
picked fruit was in a splendid condition and retained good dessert qualities. The market value of tbe late
picked fruit was approximately $1.50
per barrel higher than the flrst lot.
Apples showing considerable scab
or blemish from disease should not
be kept in storage any longer than
necessary as such fruit will invariably rot and wilt quicker than sound
Good ventilation that will drop the
tempera* ure of the storage room us
kuickly as possible in the autumn is
essential for the storing of the autumn varieties. Warm tempera-
tureshasten the changes that ripen
and wilt apples whereas low temperatures prolong the   storage   life   by
j slowing up the natural ripening pro-
i cesses.
They say a man was once an ape;
The iiPe was once a flsh.
The "has been" now assumes a shape
Thatt gives him high "posish."
As a latest development of the
Canada-West Indies treaty, Ice
cream is now being shipped from
Halifax to British Guiana in liquid
form and re-frozen at its destination. On the other hand, ice cream
shipped to Bermuda is shipped in
blocks and kept solid throughout
the journey.
Application has been made to tihe
Vancouver Board of Harbor Commissioners for the right to drill
along the shore of Stanley Park
and across First Narrows with s
view to building a tunnel under the
entrance to the harbor.- Tho backers of the project estimate its eost
at (4,000,000.
A saving of forty-eight hours was
effected in the transport of trans-
Atlantic mail to the city -when
bundles were taken from the Canadian Pacific "Empress of Australia,"
at Rimouski and conveyed by plane
to Montreal. Experiments are considered to have been successful, and
it iB understood a future development will extend the flying service
to Toronto.
Though the crop season is late,
reports received by the transportation department of the Canadian
Pacific Railway are most satisfactory, insofar as yield per acre is
concerned. From many points in
Saskatchewan word comes that
wheat threshed out from 25 to 35
bushels per acre,* while in Alberta
the yield runs from 25 to 45 bushels
per acre.
F. W. Swindells, a wealthy Connecticut manufacturer, is developing a model farm at Princeport, on
the Midland division of the Dominion Atlantic Railway, twelve miles
from here. This farm contains 400 acres under cultivation and 50 acres of woodland,
ideally situated on the summit of a
hill overlooking the upper part of
Cobequid Bay -and valleys of exceeding beauty. His Guernsey herd
consists of 50 purebred milch cows.
His barns are on the Danish dairy
plan and are said to be the best
in the province.
It i« announced that the 2,000,000-
bushel elevator at Midland, Ontario,
erected by James Playfair and his
associates has been completed, and
that the Canndian Pacific Railway
is to proceed wi'th the construction
of seven miles of line directly connecting the elevator at Midland and
joining up its main line through
Port McNicoll to Montreal. The immediate rer.ult, it is believed, will
be that the larpest shipping point
on the eastern likus will have direct
connection with Saint John, and
have the effect of Rrcntly increas-
ins the traffic  through  that port.
Spifkins was a practical man.
Phlegmatic and stoical and very
practical. His office was on the
tenth floor. One day he feel out of
the window. But he landed unhurt
on an automobile below, and rolled
off onto the pavement.
"Aw heck!" he excla-lmed as he got
up and brushed himself off. "Now
I've got to go clear back up afttr my
hat and umbrella,"
"Did   father   ask   you   any questions?"
"Jub   one."
"What was it?"
"How much cash I had to apart.",
People take The" Sun
because they ||believe
it is worth the price we
charge] for it. It is
If ^therefore reasonable to
suppose that they read
its contents, including
advertism en ts. This
is not -always the case
wifh newspapers that
are offered as premiums with chromos or
lottery tickets
Advertising   "to    help
the editor." LBut we do
want businessadvertis-
ing by progressive business   men   who  know
that sensible advertising brings results  and
pay. If you have something to offer the public  that   will jjbenefit
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
Conservative mourners over the
result of the Nelson by-election in
,all parts of the province are extracting comfort out of the fact that the
Liberal candidate received a smaller
majority than the late Premier Oliver was given ln the same constituency a fey years ago, and, taking
this fact for their groundwork, are
predicting all sorts of ci ilainltles to
the .MacLeau administration in the
near future. Tliere is neither good
sense nor the slightest attempt at
reasoning in this sort of talk. Nelson Is a strong Conservative constituency. Tlie oieicut Inhabitant of
British Columlbia cannot remember
when ft went Liberal before tlio late
Mr. Oliver carried It. Mr. .McDonald's eleotion, therefore, Indlctaei
thut the people of this province have
more taltb i« Uberalism today than
they ever ltutl  before.
The Boundary Iron Works are very
bus.,' ; '. ;....::*':, end BOme overtime
Is being put in by the crew of workmen The manager reports a shortage of scrap iron, but the arrival of
two carloads from Vancouver this
week relieved the situation somewhat.
Mrs. Mary A. Grelg, aged 73,passed
away last Friday at thc General hos-
tal in Vancouver. Mrs. Greig, with
her husband, had been a resident of
Briti :h Columbia since 1885, living
the greater part at Greenwood. Mr.
Greig diel In  May last.
At a social gathering at the home
of ..virs. w*. B. Eureby, ou Wednesday
evening, tlie 'Ladies' Aid of the United church niiide the presentation of
a clock to Mrs. John .McKie, who is
leaving the city to take up her residence dn Vancouver.
four weeks' vacation trip to the eastern provinces and the eastern suites.
They were accompanied to this city
by .Mr. Woodland's aunt, of Montreal.
i    The automobile stolen   from   this
l city   last    week was recovered this
j week, and it is now safely housed in
a local garage.   The thief had abandoned it fifty miles 'below Republic,
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Gregory, of
Greenwood, were visitors at the home
of Mr. and (Mrs. W. J. Cook laBt Friday.
Mrs. John MuKle left yesterday
for Vancouver, where she wl" make
her  permanent bonne.
The resolution respecting power
rates adopted by the Grand Forks
city counoil at its last meeting was
approved by the Union of British
Columbia Municipalities at its annual convention dn Nftnaimo this
T. A. Ti|*fgai*t left for Bancouvcr
on Monday, having been culled to
that city by the death of his brother-
in-law, the late  William  Couper.
The official count in the Nelson
by-election gives Mfiyor McDonald,
Liberal, a majority of 28.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Woodland   returned    last    night from a three or
Story of Discovery
°*Copper Mountain
(Continued from I'age 1.)
found it was a solid mass of ore.
Brown made a long und tedious
trip over the rough trills to Seattle,
where lie raised $6000 necessary to
form a company to stake out twelve
claims, as the mining laws allowed
only one claim per man.
In the following""ful! Brown returned, but a rude awakening "Wi.|s
in store for the prospector at Ruby
City. The town was full of the uews
of a rich strike on Copper mountain.
Browu discovered to his dismay that
news of his find had leaked out, und
that already 300 cli|ims had been
filed on the mountain and vicinity.
A small town of tents sprang up
overnight on the mountain. Thoroughly disheartened, Brown continued his way iu search ol fresh
fields and awaited his time until thc
excitement abi|ted.
He returned tin 1894. In the meantime Jamieson had died. As Brown
exptcted, a numiber of the claims had
been abandoned, as capital was
scarce. He renewed his assessment
' work on the property tjid formed
the Sunset company, which expended $,'10,000 on the claim.
At this time news of the strike had
again got abroad and caused empire-
wide interest. Capitalists in the old
country sent experts, some of whom
condemned the property. The C.P.R.
became interested and ibought an option,on 86 claims for $1,000,000, Mi-
Brown  sti-lled.
For three years engineers ran dia
mond drills linto the heart of the
mountain, and the assays of the cores
contained exceedingly high copper
Brown built tho first wagon road
to the property.   '.. hroug unforeseen
circumstances, the Sunset company
lost its cU|.m. Two friends of Mr
Brown-Jesse Miller and Charlie'
Sanders-were persuaded to take upi
the claims by Mr, Brown. They paid'
$2.50 for recording them, and after-1
wards sold them for $22,500 each.i
when development work started ini
Three of Jamieson's sons would
not listen to Brown's advice, and
they, with many others, missed golden opportunities, he states.
"Tliere are ups and downs in the
prospector's life, as the discovery of
Ihis valuable mine goes to show,"
commented Brown. "Although 1
had millions within my grasp and
eventually lost all, it is some consolation to know Unit I took a leading
pari in developing the mineral re-
sources of the provinco.'
Although 78 years of uge, Brown
Is hale uml hearty, und utill trampB
In the hills lu search of precious
A woman likes to have people say
thut she Is young looking aud ls a
niiiuiber of an old family.
■Mr. Murphy wus taking his first
flight ina n qirplane. The pilot was
talcing him over Sun Francisco and
when they wore about 8000 feet up
tho plune went into a nose dive.
"I'll bet 50 per cent of the people
do\vn tliere thought wo were falling,"
tlie pilot remarked.
"Sure," answered Mr. Murphy,"a*ud
I know danged well 50 per cent of
the people up here thought so, too."
He that would eat thei kernel must
first crack the nut.
To meet the increased activity ln
aviation the Royal Canadian Air
Force will be equipped with 26 new
planes, according to information
given out at Ottawa recently.
The Canadian Pacific Railway
Company has decided to give the
name of Princess Elaine to the new
vessel building' in Scotland for the
Vancouver-Nanaimo route, at a cost
ef $1,500,000.
To handle the heavy prospective
movement of grain this year the
Canndian Pacific Railway have
opened the Transcona yards at
Winnipeg and the new double track
between Molson and Whittier
Junction. ,
"My niece is quite theatrical," remarked old Mrs. Bluntlerby. "Next
week she is taking part in a Shake-
spearei play at college."
"Which of his plays is it?" her
cijller asked.
"Edith mentioned the name of it,
but I'm not sure whether it's 'If You
Like It That Way' or Nothing Much
The golfer nonchalantly stepped
up to the tee and swung one of those
carelessly careful drives.
The ball sailed straight down the
fairway, leaped gaily across the green
and dived into the hole like a prairie
"What have yau suddenly gone
crazy about?" inquired the golfer's
wife, who was trying to learn something about the gatme.
"Why, I just made a hole in one!
yelled    the   golfer    as he essayed a
double handspring with a wild gleam
of delight in his eyes.
"Did you?" sweetly said the little
wooman. "Plec|Be do It again, dear.
I didn'e see you."
Another reminder that change ls
not always progress is an entirely
now way to make turkey stuffing.
"Picturesque America" Includes Picturesque Canada
I. Twin rails, Yoho Glacier.
Can you imagine a span of a thousand million years
or so ? If you cnn, try to picture to yourself the
placo where the Rocky Mountains now Btand, with
their snow-crowned peaks towering into the sky, at
tho bottommost depths of an inland sea.
Do you know how tbo Rockies were formed' 7 By
what Titanic forces these great masses were crumbled
and folded and lifted high in the air ?
It ls a most interesting story that geology tells us
concerning the formation of thia gigantic range tbrough
the ages—aeons before the human race dwelt upon the
earth, and only ono of the many other fascinating
things that one learns about one's own land, in "Picturesque America," a do-luxe volume, superbly illustrated with 500 photographs and charmingly written,
which has been published recently by "The Resorts
and Playgrounds of America," New York.
It ls a compliment, and not one undeserved, to Canada, that this book, which describes so clearly and
well, the wonders and beauties of the parks and beauty
spots of North America, should give over more than
one-quarter of its space to Canada's great playground.
Yet lt cannot but be recognized that her parks are
alque ln their magnificence of form and beauty of
color, ln their preservation of game and wild creatures, and ln their possession of great virginal forests
and vast regions as yet unexplored.
The National Parks of Canada are 14 ln number and
range In area from a few square miles to 4,000 square
miles. For the most part they are found ln the
western part of the country; while the three most
beautiful Rocky Mountain parks, Banff, Yoho and
Glacier, lie along the main line of the Oanadlan Pacific
Many well-known -writers, such as Robert Sterling
Yard, Zane Qrey, Mary Roberts Rlnehart, Henry Van
Dyke, Charles Luminls, Arthur Stringer, Mary Carolyn
Davies, and J. B. Harkdn have contributed to this volume, which maintains a high standard of literary quality throughout. Verses of nature by equally well-
known poets are scattered throughout, and there ls
added a complete index and bibliography. Hence besides the charm of the book it ls invaluable as one of
reference. It would seem that its purpose—to make
better known and thu.i better appreciated the scenic
marvels of America's wonderlands, must be accom-
Some idea of the increase in the
volume of traffic through the port
of Vancouver is given by the fact
that during the past year exports
from that port were valued at
$149,000,000 aa compared with
$08,000,000 five years ago.
The winter carnival at Banff Is
to be held from February 4 to 11
this year, according to L. C. Orr,
president of thc Banff Winter
Sports Association. Preparations
are under way that give promise of
a greater carnival than ever staged
at thiB famouB mountain resort.
An exceptional crop of blueberries has been gathered this senson,
according to the agent of the Canadian Pacific Express Company at
Kenora, 324,767 pounds having passed through his office to date, and
approximately 30,000 pounds being
shipped over the lakes to the United
States. The estimated value of
the total shipment is placed at about
The names of Nungesser and Coli,
who sought to fly the Atlantic but
failed, will live forever in the place
names of Canada. The topographical survey, department of the Interior, has issued a new map of the
gold bearing areas in the vicinity of
Woman Narrow and Birch Lakes in
northwestern Ontario. The names
of these two aviators from France
have been given to two lakes.
E. W. Beatty, chairman and president of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, has announced in a telegram to H. R. Silver, president of
the Lord Nelson Hotel Co., at Halifax, that the railway company has
decided to subscribe to the extent of
$350,000 in financing the hotel.
Construction of a $1,250,000 hot--!
building will commence immediately.
Canada's "Agricultural Jubilee"
is to be celebrated this year according to an announcement made by the
Hon. W. R. Motherwell, minister of
agriculture, who has taken the matter up with various provinces. It
has been decided to hold the. celebration in connection with the Roval
Winter Fair at Toronto, November
16 to 24 as the new building erected
there jointly by the Dominion and
Ontario Governments offer a splendid setting for this event.
In spite of the milk embargo
Canada s exports of milk and cream
to the United States have been well
above the average this year, according to Washington figures. The
total exports of milk and -Team,
chiefly the latter, show an increase
of 34,000 gallons during the seven
months' period January to July. The
exact figures, 1,096,798 gallons compare favorably with 1,062,766 gallons
ln 1926 and 1,055,161 gallons in
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Vacant unreserved.surveyed Crown
lands may be pre-empted by Britlah
subjects over 18 years of age, and by
aliens on declaring intention to become British subjects, conditional
upon residence, occupaUon and im-
ment for agricultural purposts.
Full information concerning regulations regarding pre-emptions la
given ln Bulletin No. l Land Series.
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies ot
whiicta can be obtained free of charge
by -^dressing the Department of
Lands, Viivtoria, B. C, or any Government Agent
Records will be made covering only
land suitable for agricultural purposes, and which is not timberland,
i.e., carrying over 6,000 board feet
per acre west of the Coast Range,
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Applications for pre-emptions are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording division, in which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of wbich can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years apd improvements made to
the value of $10 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least Ave
acres, before a Crown Grant cap be
;For more detailed information sea
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
ApplicaUons are received for pur- '
chase of vacant and unreserved
Crown Lands, not being timberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
prioe of first-class (arable) land Is
$5 per mere, and second-class (graaing) land 82.50 per acre. Further
Information regarding purchase or
lease of Crown land is given in Bulletin No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase
and Lease of Crown Lc-nds."
Mill, factory, or (industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 4p acres,
may be purchased or leased, on con-
diUons including payment of stumpage.
Unsurveyed   areas,  not exceeding
20 acres, may be leased as homesltes,
conditional upon a    dwelling   being
erected ln the) first year, title being
obtainable   after   residence and improvement    conditions    ajre fulfilled
and land has been surveyed.
For   grazing   and   industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 aorei
may   be   leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act the Province ls divided into grazing districts
and tiie range administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual grazing permits are Issued based on numbers ranged, priority being slven to
(established owners. Stock owners
may form associations for range management. Free, or partially free, permits are available for settlers, campers and travellers up to ten head.
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