BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Oct 14, 1927

Item Metadata


JSON: xgrandforks-1.0341478.json
JSON-LD: xgrandforks-1.0341478-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xgrandforks-1.0341478-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xgrandforks-1.0341478-rdf.json
Turtle: xgrandforks-1.0341478-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xgrandforks-1.0341478-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xgrandforks-1.0341478-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Array c
Disappointment should never discourage
THE regular meeting of the Grind
Forks city council waa held in
the council chamber on Monday
evening, all the memlbers being present with the exception of the mayor.
Aid. Liddicoat occupied the chair.
The cltl-k waa instructed to renew
the Insurance policy on the opera
A letter from the Are marshal advised against the storing' ot automobiles ln rooming houses and hotels.
The letter was referred to the fine department.
Several offers for real estate were
received but not accepted, as they
we're considered too low, •
Lot 5 in block 23, map 33, was sold
to John .Ross, and lots 12 and 13 ln
.lock 1, map 23, wtsja sold under tax
sale proceedings to Mar Wing at the
upset, price of $169.44.
A complaint of filthy premises
where cowb were being kept ln the
North Fork addition, was ref em id to
th' chief of police to investigate and
to Uke action.       ,
The water and light c ommittee reported that there was* sufficient water ln tbe IM111 cr«ek flume 'or city
purposes, i(nd that the reservoir
would receive its semi-annual scrubbing, on Wednesday.
.Aid. Liddicoat was appointed acting mayor during "the absence of
Mayor Love.
The following resolution regarding
power rates being paid by the city
was endorsed by the council, and the
mayor -tad city clerk Wee appointed
delegates to attend the annual convention of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities at Nanaimo,
and to submit the resolution for tli»
approval qt' the cor vent Ion:
Whereas, Previous to 1907 the city
ot Grand Porks in conjunction with
the Granby compt|<iy owned end operated a generating station 'tor electrical currant, near Orand Forks. In
19007, having been granted a rate for
the purchase of current from' the
South Kootenay Water Power com.
cany, with tbe insurance that current would <be supplied to Die city on
a fair and reasonable! basis, the city
abandoned to the Granby company
its rights in the existing power station and entered into an agreement
with the South Kootenay Wafer Pow
er com-pany for the purchase ot cur-
During the period trom November
1, 1907, to October 1, 1917, the city
purchased current from the South
Kootenay company at 1 cent per k.w.
h., using during that period an aver,
age of some 28,900 k.w.h. per month.
On October 1, 1917, thei rate was
Increased 50 per cent to IH eents
per k.w.h., such increased rate being
in effect until until June 1, 1921, the
monthly consumption during such
period being somei 43,000 k.w.h.
On .June 1, 1921, the njLe was further increased to 2 cents .per k.w.h.,
such rate being in effect until February 1, 1922, the monthly consumption
during-such period being somei 49,.
650 k.w.h.
On February 1, 1922, the rate was
again further Increased to 2\_ cents
per k.w.h., such rate being still io
effect. During the present -period
thq monthly consumption has been
some 43,600 k.w.h.
During the past twenty years the
load required has not at tpy time Increased to such extent as to require
additional equipment, nor has it decreased at any time to such an ex.
tont as to require the scrapping of
any equipment.
During tbe same period the city
hap always promptly and fully and
without any dispute paid for all current purchased.
Under the original agreement the
power company undertook and did
instal considerable equipment, in
eluding a pole line approximately
one mile long, the malntemance of
which has bo-en ts'ken care of voluntarily by the city during the past
several years.
The rapid and apparently success-,
tul operation and growth of the power company during the flrst contract
would indicate that aijle-^st a reasonable profit was being secured trom
the rate of i cent par k.w.h., while
in view of the increased cost of labor, equipment, etc., in the years immediately previous to 1917, the increase of 60 per cent the rate to
11-2 cents did not appear to 'be unreasonably gretnt and was accepted
by the city.
In .1907 the city had some $42,000
invested in distribution system with
an existing debenture debt on the
same amounting to $10,000. At the
present time the distributing system
in the city is ancient and obsolete
and would require some $50,000 to
rebuild   in   proper condition, while
"Tell me whet 70a Know Is tro.
I can Mess ss well es ym."
the original debenture debt of $10,-
000 Is still outstanding,-being Included in a refunding issue of debentures
which tbe city was compelled to
issue/ in 1920 to cover maturing debentures for which it had been Impossible to provide the necessary
sinking fund.
The nt° for retail of 10 cents to
13 cents which the city ls compelled
to charge for domeptic purposes ts a
heavy burden on the householders,
while the rate for power of 31-2
cents to 5 cents is prohibitive to industries.
In comparison with a net retail by
i'he power company of 1.6 etints p«r
k.w.h. delivered to email consumers
ct 700 k.w.h. in Trail, the wholesale
rate of 21-2 cents charged Grand
Forks at the substation on the main
'■ine of the power oompany passing
ihrough the district, is exorbitant
and most unfair. Orand Forks ls of
opinion that such rate of 2 1-2 cents
is greatly ln excess of the rates or
*cst at which" current is being purchased pr produced by many other
municipalities in the province.
And 'Wheretts, No dquitalble adjustment of the present rate appears
possible between the power company
and tbe city, the council has cancelled thq current contract and has
appealed to the Water Board to fix a
rate for electric current required by
the city subsequent to" the contrtjet's
termination on March 31, 1928.
Therefore, The municipal council
and the citizens of Orand Forks earnestly request such assistance from
tihe Union of British Columbia Municipalities as may be possible, and
particularly that the members of the
Union will furnish deto(lls of their
contracts, agrtfements or costs of
electric current, whether contracted
for or produced by themselves.
Victoria Falls    HINTS FOR MOTOR
A large number of Doukhobtvrs
from the Fourtih of July colony gathered to glvii an official welcome to
Peter the Lordly, or Young Peter
Veregin, son of the great Peter, who
met a tragic death in a train explosion at Farron almost threes years
ngo, on his flrBt visit to Grand Forks
l;|*,t  Wednesday   afternoon.
Young Peter but lately arrived in
this country from RussSa. He and
his party arrived In this city by motor cars. In the evening an official
reception, which was attended by
nitarly all the Doukhobors in the district, Wias held at the colony.
Young Peter 6s quoted as sctylng:
"I like your country and am going
to make my home here," but he
added that bis people are scattered
in British Columbia, Albclrta and Saskatchewan, and that he must divide
his retentions between them, viBitBng
all regularly. After his wife and
family come from Russia he may settle down in one place, hq said.
THE auromoblle belonging to the
editor of the Gazette was stolen
at tp early hour this morning
from the garage ln the rear of the
office. Thn front office was also
broken into .and the till rifled of a
;-,niall amount of cash.
Guilt points to a man who was discovered stealing gas r|t the Grand
Forks hotel a few days ago, and who
made hi8 escape, leaving his car, for
which he' never called. Tho car
ntolen this morning was the same
kind as the one le ft Ett the hotel.
No arrests hav   yet been made.
"The next thing, I suppose," growled Mr. Grump, who thought his liberties were being tampered with,
"they'll be controlling a man's
thoughts by government edict."
"They're doing that now indirectly," answered his companion. "I
spend most of my time thinking
about how I'm going to pay my
T'HBbest known scenic attraction
in Africa ls undoubtedly the
Bictoria falls of the Zamlbesi,,
on Uie line between southern and
northern Rhodesia". This ls one of
the three greatest waterfalls in the
world, worthy to rank with Niagara
and with Iguazu ln South America.
From immemorial times an atmosphere of mystery .and superstition
has hung over these African fajlls, so
profound that Livingstone, who discovered them in 1855, had the greatest difficulty in persuading his followers to accompany him, as they
believed the region to be the home of
monsters and devils of destruction,
Vestiges of these traditions still exist, although the Cape-to-Cairo railroad, wbich crosses the river less
thcfn a mile below the falls, ls rapidly
dispelling them.
Going by rail from Bulawayo one
sees, some 10 miles before reaching
the falls, five enormous columns of
vapor shooting their roseate-tinted
shaftsshafts hundreds of feet heavenward. This is a marvelous scene In
the early morning. With the first
rays of the rising sun comes a picture of color of wondrous loveliness
Dektca|te tints of violet, crimson, and
beryl play through the mounting
spray as it higher and higher, ultimately disappearing as virgin clouds
in heaven, while the ever-increasing
thunder of the waters lends an edd-
ed solemnity to the view.
Notwithstanding the magnitude of
Victoria Falls, the flrst view of them
ls disappointing. Although nearly a
mile in width and 400 feet tin height,
the grandeur of their proportions Is
telipsed by the sudden disappearance
of the river as it plunges into a narrow, rocky fissure extending across
its entire width. Only at a single central point is there a breach in this
Assure through which the 'alls can
be seen and appreciated in their full
full proportions, where the converging waters rush madly to the zigzag
canyon below. So restricted ,is this
view that there is an entire absence
of that awe-inspiring and almost paralyzing effect which strikes the vlsi
tor dumb with wonder and amazement when NHagara| bursts on his full
vision. On flrst sight ot Victoria
falls one involuntarily exclalms,"Oh,
how beautiful!" but they lack the
majesty  of Niagara.
fSo single visit can adequately reveal the fullness of their charms.but
repeated excursions must be ma-de to
their islan ds and precipices, their
grottos and palm gardens, their rain
forests and projecting crags, their
rainbows and cataracts and many-
sided views of their exquisite setting
ln the emerald framework of tropic
farests, before their Indescribable
beauty can be appreciated. Tbe fascination of discovering new and hidden charms from different points of
view grows on the viBitor and becomes one of the greatest attractions.
As the rainy season commences ln
'Rhodesia In November and continues
tn the form of tropica^ showers until
April, the most advantages time to
see tbe falls Is in May, when the
seething torrents are at their flood.
November also has Its attractions,
when the river Is low, for then tho
chasm ls comparatively free from
mist, disclosing vistas and views of
the great atbyss of rare beauty which
before were wholly obscured by the
whirling columns of spray.
The bridge of the Cape-to-Cairo
railroad Is the favorite point selected
by artists, as the picture through the
narrow gap at Danger point exhibits
the full extent of the angry waters an
they leap from the precipices to the
£>)ys8 below.
There is a hotel near the railway.
From its verandas a magnificent panorama of the canyon .and Batoka
gorge can be seen. A walk of ha|f a
mile brings one to "the place where
the rain is born," as the native call
the Rain Forest. This ls a phenomenon of rare beauty, especially to the
botanist, for here the tropic heat and
constantly falling spray produce a
wealth of vegetation of wonderful
luxuriance and  variety.
From the western extremity of the
Rain Forest the leaping waters of the
cascade can be seen to the best advantage, with tits entire front, bordering on the great crevasse into which
the river hurls Itself, furnishes a su-
nerb view of the crest of the falls'
from end to end, except when Inter-1
rupted by the whirling masses of'
spray that shoot from the seething1
cauldron below.
But the most thrilling scene is from
the eastern extremity of the Rain For
est at Danger point, where the treach
orous vines and grasses, clinging to
the rocks with hungry, desperate
roots, tempt one to the very verge of
the   precipitate
Never in the history of automobile
racing   has    that   sport   been    be-
horse racing, boxing—yes, and even
the kind of college sports, football,
cliffs that seem to have all been smeared with the mud
tremble with the terrific shock of the' of scandal. But clutomobile racing
cataract. So dense here at times ls alone has stood the test and the
the mass of vapor hurled from the ' pastamie of the speedway is often
seething cauldron that the sun's rays ' referrde to as the only "Chemically
can no longer penetrate lt, and com- Pure" professional sport,
plete darkness envelopes one as he is In no other sport are the hazards
deluged by the downpour, while the as great as those of the kings of the
terrific thunder of the falls drowns roving plankway. They take their
all other sounds ands ma|kes his own' very Ives in their strong hands as
voIce inaudible. I they grip the steering wheel.
Occasionally a violent blast opens Possibly, it is beoiuse of the haz-
a rift through the blackness and mist ards that these daring speedmen are
ddsclosing a momentary view of the' banded so closely and harmoniously
lashing waters in- the boiling caul-' may cause distsfste-r—yeB, may even
dron, whose heaving, battling surface' cost the lives of some ot those men
a|nd pyramids of emerald fo*un with whom they compete all of
change with    kaleidoscopic rapidity.' wbom are "Foemen worthy of their
An interesting spot is the kloof, or' Bteel.' '
palm garden, hidden in.the flrst of; Auto racing was not founded for
the serpentine curves of the canyon financial gain but for the advance-
below the falls and reached from the ment of automotive engineering
fridge by a zigzag pathway, which through the competition of ideas,
descends in comparatively easy The automobile of tomorrow will be
stages through a primeval jungle to as different from the car of today is
the rushing waters of the gorge be- the car of today is different form the
low. Here again nature, with lavtlah flrst "horseless carriage." Auto rac-
hands, has shown her prodigality, ing has been responsible for more
Palms of enormous size and variety, than 25 per cent of the improvements
bathed by eternal spray, mingle so of the motor car ntede in the past
ilencely with other forest growths as years, and rajcing may be expected to
comnpletely to shut out the direct play at least as important a part in
rays of the sun n|nd form a safe the development of automobile trans-
refuge for the richly plumed parrots portatloon in the future,
and monkeys that frolic in their An automobile racing camp h,»r-
branches. .From, the edge of the wa- bors less enmity afnd better fellow-
ters of tbls tropic jungle an upward ship than is displayed on any col-
vlew of the falls enables one to ap- lege campus. For these men do not
predate   them   in   their full height harbor the animosities so seemingly
and beauty, and to carry away ., laBt-'
ingimpression of their majestic gran-;
deur   as sen from below.
The Up of the falls ls broken by
four islands, which interrupt its flow
just aB Goat island divides Niagara.
necessary to to college competition
Before the race—and after—the
racing drivers are the best of friends.
But on the track they duel with
mlgbt and main. However, they observe the rules and pldy the game
The natives appropriately named the as it is written in the book,
flrst of these Boruka isle—"divider of That is why automobile racing is
waters." Between this point and the ever an interesting sport. It is
shore the river channel is deep and above reproach, the drivers are al
shelving, and the leaping waters of ways trlyn to the last ounce of
the cascade rush with fearful lm-petu-' physical energy and the last shot of
osity, shooting clear from the precipitous walls ln their mad flight to
the abyss 250 feet beloow, while the'
echoing woods ring with the thunder I
of their boisterous glee.
falls, believed that some geologc cataclysm had opened a crack in the basalt plateau over which the Zambesi
flows and that the river, pouring into j
this cleft, worked Us way out on a
lowerl level, leaving the great falls'
in the nsjrraw gorge. !
Geologists of the present day,how-j
ever, deny Livingstone's theory re-'
garding the phenomenon of the for- {
•nation of the falls, claiming that It
is due entirely to the processes of
erosion, and that the river, by Increasing friction through Innumerable ages, has gradually frittered to
granular atoms the dense rock and
ongn-jved the deep channels of the
tortuous canyon. The basaltic rock
which forms the greater portion of
Rhodesia is of volcanic origin, proof
of which is evidenced in the great
lava-flows which have been poured
out In successive waves, covering tbe
country ln differing strata of varying
porosity hundreds, lf not thousands,
of feet deep. Through this the percolating waters have deposited Inthe
cavities the beautiful agates, chalcedony of various hues, quartz crystals, and zeolites that are found in
abundance along the projecting surfaces of these airfygdaloidal rocks,
many specimens of which are found
their moto—and
comfort, safety
greatest Industry.
it   a-
lvances your
the    world's
WEEK.0CT. 24-31
D. McPherson, member for Grand
Forks-Greenwood, has been campaigning In the Nelson by-election
contest this week. In one of his
speeches be is reported as having
said that "therel was much harm-tiny
within the Conservative party In
British Columbia as there way ln political ranks in Mexico. In reference to the bridge .at Nelson and
road extensions desired by the constituency, he said it was not bribery
to suggest that the best Interests ln
Nelson lay in electing a supporter of
the government. Touching on campaign funds, iMr. McPherson declared
there we(s no use being hypocritical
over the fact that campaign funds
were necessary. Someone had to provide thtm, and lt was all rlgbt bo
long as there was nothing irregular
about obtaining them."
"All this noise the Conservatives
reused about campaign funds was pure
bunkum," he said.
'Mr. McPherson reminded the, audience that the Liberal policy on the
Pacific Great Eastern as adopted at
the convention last winter, was to
elthiir sell the road or to finish is at
both ends.'
National Apple Week, October 24
to 31, will be promoted ln British
Columbia by fruit men and by tho
British Columbia Products bureau of
the Vancouver board of trade.
A window dressing contest will be
beld among the stores of Vancouver,
featuring apples. Money prizes and
trophies wili be awarded.
Hotels and restaurants at the coast
are being asked to put on special
menus for the week, using apples in
many dishes. The British Columlbia
Products bureau will supply speakers
to service clubs and other organizations for that week, as well aB providing lessons for Vancouver school
children onthe beneficial results of
"Apples for Health" is the National
Apple Week slogan.
CALGARY, Oct. 12.—Unfavorable
weather varying from snow to
rain marked the early part of
tbls week. More settled weather
bright sunshine now prevails*1. Business is showing up a Httle between
the fall and winter apple deal.
Every prairie town has Mclntojh
appels on the track. The movement
of this -t-ferlety has been a record
one and over three-quarters of the
prairie quota has rolled to destination. Wealthies j,(re about over—
what are 1 eft of them are getting
ripe and some showing pit.
Plums, prunes and peaches from
British Columbia are now off the
mhrket. We think that peaches
should arrive on this market ln a con
dition of ripeness fit to ei/t. Most of
the Calgary arrivals were satisfactory in this regard, but many cars
arriving at other prairie points were
too green. One jobber said that
they were "more fitted for artillery
ammunition than eating.' Jobbers
are largely responsible for this condition, as they either complain of
fruit being too ripe or too green.and
it is hard to get the happy medium.
A car of fine tomatoes arrived this
week trom Kamloops. The trade
were delighted with the pa|ck and
quality. British ('olumbia potatoes
are arriving on this market and five
cars of British Columbia onions arrived this week. Also two cars of
imported Spanish onions. We note
also that about 40 cell's of Ontraio
and southern onions arrived at other
prairie points at prices lower than
Hritish Columbia quotations. The readjustment of onion prices bas corrected this.
Two Ontario mixed cars of fruit
thrived here heavy to Worden grapes
.the balance of the space being filled
with Rene Claude and Damson plums
Some Ontario quinces in tl-qt. baskets arrived by l.c.l.
The  conjr.ir'.;  turn  had  not been
the' eiDoseil    strawl"^^ river   goin* at a11 wel1' say8 the Tatleri bM
tne   exposed   gravel of the river  he 8tuk doggedIy t0 hlg ^^
be*** |    "Now," ha said, "it Uny   lady   or
gentleman In thi audit:ice will oblige
i mje   with   an egg, 1 will pdoceed to
I pdrform an amazing trick."
j    There  wes  a   momentary  silence,
; then from lie bark of the hall caime
a voice:    "It a.iy'.ody 'eret 'ad a egg,
you'd 'ave 'ad it long ago."
Cupid is a court favorite.
Hon. R. B. Bennett, Calgary, was
the choice of the national Conservative convention at Winnipeg, Wednesday, for leader of lhe party in the
"Bridget! What  in  thsj  world    is
my wrist watch doing In the soupr
"Shure, mum, ye towld me ter put
a little toime in it an' that's the littlest wait Oi cud foind!"
"Cobbler, stick to your last," Is
pretty good advice still. Nothing Is
easier than to botoh a job that you
are unfamiliar with, as this story
from the Kansas City Star illustrates.
There is endless rivalry between
tbe bridge and the engine room on
Atlantic vessels It Is related that a
certain caiptaln and his chief engineer, tired of endlessly debating
which the ship could the more easily
dispense with, decided to exchange
places for a day. The engineer ascended to the bridge, and the captain
went into the engine room.
After a couple of hours the captain
suddenly appeared on deck, covered
with oil and soot; one eye was black,
and be was generally the worse for
wear. "Chief," he called, wildly
beckoning with a monkey wrench.
"You'll hyvii to come down here at
once.   I can't seem to make her go."
"Of course you can't," salnd. the
nnglncer.   "She's ashore."
"Tell me," said Prunella, whose
husband alwatys takes the paper with
him in the morning, "d'.d Gutzon
itorglum uver get out of that cave the
dogs were taking the serum to?" THE SUN: GBAND FOBKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
ufte i%tmi iffnrka §mt
One Year (in Canada and Qreat Britain) (1.00
One Year (in the United States)     1.50
UfAddresr ***** -*—•*—'cations to
siThe Gbano Pokkj Sun
Pbonk 101 Gra'kd Forks, B C
Notes • Notions • Notables
BOYS who have Brown into successful men will, as a
rule, say that the greatest -*|3set and blessing they
enjoyed was the exactions of poverty, the struggles they
bad to make throug whhich they kept their appetites^ in
check, in keeping with Iheir earnings; that frugality was
necessary because they had to mako ends meet, had to
paly for their keep and could only have what they were
able to buy after contributing to their families or relatives. Thoy will say that the self-denials they made for
others were the most valuable lessons on the road to success, and that the practices forced upon them by necessity lasted throufih their business careers and melde success possible. It ls hard for the boy who earns a dollar
a week to give part of it for his keep—but there is more
in it than the mere contributions of the money. The boy
ls learning—learning everything worth while. Poor is
the boy Who is denied this part of his of his education,
it matter not how great his money riches.
spok with eloquen e and warmth on tbe bliss of the
hymeneal state and ended by offering his three daughters, with 3O00 of furtune with eacb, to whomsoever
would espous them. He added that he would receive
the names of the candidates after service. A wag in the
congregation did not wait for the time prescribed by the
minister,but shout d from his pew: "Put me on the list
for two."
AS A RULE, Bea fish, not river fish, have nicknames.
Tbe red mullet, for instance, is often called the se,a
woodcock because of its taste, apd the dab is sometimtet
known as salterflshermen call the hake the sea pike because its shape is a little like tbat of the pike, and the}
term a Hounded a Hook or fluka. One ot the gurnard;
hais the name of cuckoogurnadr, by reason of the odd
sound it makes when caught.
ABOUT$5,000,000 was spent in Sweden last year by
some 5U.000 tourists, according to estimtes compiled
from data collected by the Swedish Traffic association.
It has been possible to estimatt from the business done
by hotels, steamship lines, railroads, tbe larger places
of amusement, etc., that the number of foreign visitors
in Sweden has risen from about 35,000 in 1920 to about
50,000 ln 1923. Last yea|r, according to the officials of
the tercentenary jubilee exposition in- Gothenburg, that
fair was attended by about 10,000 American, many ot
them emigrants from Sweden who had taken thia opportunity to revisit the mother country. The money taken
into a country by tourist trade is ussually spoken of
vaguely aj3 part of the "invisible trade balance. Business men of Sweden are now becoming interested in estimating these expenditures per capita. It has been computed that the average expenditure within Sweden by
tourists is about $100 for each person.   .
P. OHASE,, Lincoln's secretary of the treasury, showeed financial aibility early in his life. When
he went from his New .Hampshire home to Worthlngton,
Ohio, to live with his uncle, he was accompanied by an
elder brother as far as Cleveland, where he was given instructions as to bow to reach Worthlngton. Finding
that he had to wait several days for a coach to take him
as far as Medina, he obtained a canoe and earned several
dollars by ferrying people across the Cuyahoga1 river, relates J. H. Galbmaith, Ohio historian. In Medina he met
two young men from1 Worthlngton, whom he was to accompany on their return trip. They had come on horseback, so young Chase was introduced to the "ride and
tie" method of travel. Onfe of tbem would mount the
horse a|nd ride forward several miles, of course outstripping the one who walked. Then the rider would dismount and tie the horse by the roadside and press on by
foot. The other would reach tlie horse, mount it and
passing his companion would tie it and go ahead on
foot. In this way the horse was spared aj double burden
and the travelers made B°od speed.
BEFORE he Ibecame famous as the contructor of seri-
411b, William Lord Wright was a newspaper mau and
at one tinse edited a country paper where the rival editor was most annoyiny. This man the habit of stopping'
his pr ss to insert some bit of last-minute news. Hardly
a day went by that didn't show on the front page an article starting: "We stop-the press to announce.' Finally got on Bill's nerves, and one day his own front page
bore the hated legend: "VVe stop the press to announce
that there is nothing of sullieient importance • to justify
the stopping of the press.   Giddap "
Tie Spice of tS
War Ssecretary Davis said at a reception, apropos of his mecent statement that in 24 hours America could
mobilize an af my of 4,000,000 men
and put all her factories on war
"■But let's hope there is to be no
more war. We can do away with gas
and submarines, but war will still be
cruel. Yes, to win a modern war
we've got to be crueller than the
girl who was proposed to hy the
young epic poet.
" 'How much do you mafce.Homer,'
she asked him, 'out ot all tbls eplo
poetry business?'
'"'Well,' said Homer, 1 only made
$205 last year, but there are other
things In life besides money, darling.'
"The girl laughed harshly.
" 'Yes, Homer, there are,' she said.
For Instance, there's the poor-
house.' "
HEsklpper of the Nantucket shoals lightship believe*
being    punctual, even lt ihe h.S to commandeer a
700-foot ocean liner to help him out.   When the White
Star   liner   Baltic arrived the other day, Captain F. F
Summers told of receiving a wireless message while at
sea from the lighthouse keeper asking him to stop by foi
an important letter.   Thinking it must be 4< matter ol
life and death*    Captain Summers ran the Baltic several
miles out of its course and hove to off the lightship.   A
bucket was let down   over the side and while tbe 24,000
ton vessel wallowed in the swell    and    558    passengers:
learned over the rail    the lighthouse keeper came alongside and solemnly dropped his letter into the .pail. "Much
obliged,'   his thanks floated up to the    towering   decks
through megaphoned hands.   "It's nuy monthly report to
the   lighthouse   service       and it's due in two days.   1
wouldn't like to be late."   The letter was   mailed   two
minutes after the Baltic docked.
'Spifkins was a practical man.
Phlegmatic and stoical and very
practical. His office was on the
tenth floor. One day he feel out ot
the window. But he landed unhurt
on an automobile below, and rolled
off onto the pavement. |
"Aw heck!"' be exclaimed as he got
up and brushed himself off. "Now
I've got to go clear back up afttr my
hat and umbrella." |
THE American cottontail combines the characteristlcr-
of botb hares and rabbits, though lie is distinctl small
er than the hares, with shorter legs and smaller feet am,
ears. The chief distinguishing mark is tbe fluffy snow
white underside of thQ tail. He lives on vegetable food
and is a pest to forage fields and orchards, when his kind
becomes too numerous. Average adult length, eibhteen
inches: weight, three pounds.
A PAIN wooden box in Brooks' clulblhouse in London
bears a little brass plate with the inscription: "The
flrst ballot box used at a .parliamentary election in Eng
land. Pontefract, Aug. 1872.' The clubhouse once wa:
the rendezvous of lhe Whigs. It has more old-fashioned
dignity and solidity and comfort about it than any other
London club. From the coffee or dining room up the flne
staircase into the smoking room is an impressive tour.
LOUISE AUSTEN, "daughter of the warden of he
Tower of London,' is a brave girl. She defied the
superstition of the headless ghost haunting the chapel
royal In the tower and had her wedding there, close to
graves of Ann Boleyn and other victims of the executioner's ax. The bride said she used to muse in he chapel
in her hildhood afnd was more fond of it than of any
place she knew.
ONE hundred yeasr ago, a gigantic pie was lifted out
of the oven. The cook was Mrs. Taigg of Eccleshall,
England. The pie contained a goose, a hare, a turkey,
a brace of pheasants, a couple of rabbits, tow pigeons,
a couple of partridges a|nd two tongues. It. was a culinary masterpiece, measuring two yards long, uyurd wide
and two feet deep, outdoing the famous "sing a song of
sixpence" blackbird .pie.
A 'MEMBER of tho lily family is the Joshua tree, a true
desert growth. Gaunt and twisted, growing usually
In twos and threes, thest trees seem to bo neither tree
nor shrub—too stunted to be the flrst and toogrotesque
to be tho latter. Many of them are blackened by fire.
Some are rotted down and broken off. They serve as
bonfires for for desert wanderers, although sagebrush
and greasewood are more easily gathered.
r*. ATHAY was tlie name for China which Marco Polo
*J brought back with him from his travels in the
Orient. It ls supposed to have been derived by him from
the Kliltah or Khitan, a tribe of medieval conquerors of
northen China. The term was long applied by Europeans
to tho Fan* East. In general. The only language ln which
It survives as the customary name for China is the Rus
elan, where   it has the form Khitai.
A BBEDOMENECH, the French priest who labored in
** Texas in the early part of the ninetenth century,
left an in creating record of his work in a book, now
out of print, that was published in London In 1853. One
amusing incident h recorded onceriilng a Presbyterian
minister -at Brownsville, who bestirred himself to dis
pose o his three marriageable daughters. The minister,
noting that no one sought th hands of his daughters,
preached a seuion on the subjectf of marriage, amplifying the  text  in  Genesis,  "Increase  and  Multiply."   He
(Radio Expert (just awakeued    by
loud   noise   from telephone)—Radio
shop.. !
Voice—Hello,     we're     holding   a.
dance to radio music on   that set   I
boought of you last week.
"Well—" |
"I want to know which dial to turn
to moke It play faster."
SNAKESthat spit poison are among tht interesting
features of West Africa, according to L-ieuL-Col. A.
H. W. Haywood. "One -of the commonest and most dangerous, a|lthough not deadliest, of snakes which inhabits
these regions ls the spitting adder," he writes in his book,
Sport and Service in Africa. "This species seems to
have a peculiar partiality for injecting his poison into the
eye of his victim. I imagine that the lights of the eye
attracts his aim in much the same way as c| bull's-eye of
a target acts as a focus for the aim of the marksman.
There are a number of insU|nces on record where a dog
has has had his eye blinded in this way. On one occasion I remember it 'happening to a W.AA.F. officer.
Tbe incident was as follows: The officer in question
was shooting bush fowl with a friend up country when
he espied and promptly shot a snake ap it was darting
into a hole. He stooped down to pull it out of the hole,
thinking it was dead. The snake unfortunately was still
alive and spat its poison into his eye. He was instan
taneously blinded. Had it not been for the assistance
of his companion and the lucky proximity of a doctor,
it is more than likely he would never have recovered'
his sight. As it was, he was confined to a dark room with
a bandaged face for some ten days sfnd endured great
pain before the blindness began to pass off."
Poems From Eastern Lands
Soon hast thou run the race of life.
Nor could our bears.thy speed control-
Still in the coursers gen'rous strife
The best will soonest reajeb. the goal.
As Death upon his hand turns o'er
The dlff'rent gems the world displays,
He seizes first to swell his   store
The brightest jewel be surveys.
Thy name, by every (breath convey'd,
-Stretch'd o'er the globe its boundless flight,*
Alas!   ln eve the length'ning shade
But lengthens to be loet la night!
If    gracious Allan bode the* close
Thy youthful eyes so soon on day,
'Tis that ba readiest welcomes thosi
Who love him beat and bent ofbajr.
'.ed-'   • '.ah.
c4ncieiit History"
Mayo,   ^tunmakr has sent in his resignation to the city
council, and the same has been accepted.
The city ooi-uncil bas authorized the constrution of a
WrkKlKH*, to cost S285 for tho city electrician..
Mi and -its. Martin Burrell left yesterday for London,
Engl.* .ut whare theywill spend four or five of the win-
»r m •*,' _,a.
The Kettle Bailey line will inaugurate a regular train
service between this city and Lynch Creek on tbe flrst of
A dally train service has been inaugurate on the recently completed section of the of the V. V. & E. between
Oroville and Keremeos.
John Donaldson and fajnily, who left here last spring
for Moose Jaw, Sask., where Mr. Donaldson engagen ln
ihe commission business, returned to the city last Saturday and will reside here during the coming winter
months at least.
McJigger—They say lt costs $2000
a shot to fire one of those big guns
in the navy.
Thinumlbug—Yes, I gare np deer
hunting on account of the cost The
idea of paying f30 a shot
"Not at all. That's what the farm-
er said his cow was worth."
Farmter Cornleigh—Was that new
tangled Incubator you bought much
of a success?"
'Farnter Newfodder—Success? I've
had the dang thing sittin' in the henhouse for three weeks and there ain't
a 'sign ot an egg in it—let alone a
Minister—I aee by your black eye,
William, that you have been fighting
again What you need, my poor
friend, Is self-control.
Williams—What I need Isn't self
control—it't wife control.
Wife—John, come on, If .you .are
going outl    You are taking all night
to get your watch 1
Hubbyl-Nos I'm not. I'm only taking my time.
They say a man was once an ape;
The ape was once a flsh.
The "bas been" now assumes a shape
Thajt gives him high "poslsh."
any ques-
"Did   father   ask   you
"Jus   one."
"What was it?"
"How much cash I had to ■part"
Insomnia ls scheming
With methods very deep.
They sing so much of "Dreaming,"
I cannot even sleep.
"Ah, my friend, you seem to havo
a very stiff neck."
"Yes; I got it while sketching in
"In   an'acclden?"
"No; I painted the Leaning Tower
of Pisa,"
He—So   she; IB a business woman.
What business ls she interested in?
Ruth rode in my new cycle, car,
In the seat in back of me;
I took a bump att fifty-five,
And rode o nruthlessly.
Mrs. Benham-—I hate to   see
moon over my left shoulder.
Benham—Well, you can move your
shoulder easier than you can the
"Father, what are diplomatic relations?"
"A myth, my son. No relations are
diplomatic. <
Proved safe by millions and prescribed by physicians for
Headache    Colds Neuralgia   Lumbago
Pain Toothache   Neuritis      Rheumatism
Accept only "Bayer" package
which contains proven directions.
Handy "Bayer" boxes of  12 tablets
Alao bottles of 24 and 100—Druggists.
Aspirin Is ae trsde msrk (realstered In Csnsds) of Bsjer afs-H-rsctt-re of Ucnot-ttAr-*
scldester of Sallwllcscld (Acetyl Salicylic Add, "A. 8. A.")# While It Is mil tao-m
tbst Aspirin means Barer manufacture, to assist the pobllc afalnst Imitations, tbt Tablet*
of Barer Oompanr wUl be eta-aped with tbelr leoeral trade mark, the "Borer Oroee."
Amplications for immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, are invited.
Prices:—From $35.00 per lot upwards.
Terms t—Cash and approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may be seen at the
City; Oflice.
Gity Clork."
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 pf interesting
features found in no other Boundary
pap-ir   $1.00 per year
MUliuiilii^lllllGlWiilllllllllllilWilllllllliilllll r
LL Christendom can visual
lze the location ot the recent
earthquake that shook Beth-
elhem, Jerusalem and Jericho in Pitl
estlne, but Transjordania, across the
Jordan river, is a new cmd less famai
Iar Arab state," says a bulletin trom
the National Geographic society at
"Transjordi-nla did not exist unti
the League ot Nations, about seven
years ago,decided to establish a state
east ol the Jordan. AcorrespondeUt
who visited the new state in 1923 described its creation us 'an act ot the
Versailles pastrymakers, who, like so
many cooks, had some dough lefl
"over after the molds were filled, and
this was .one of the odd cookies.'
"Transjordania is a| desert. Shaped
like an ax head, with the blade point
ting southward toward the Red sea,
the state lies on the northern fringe
of the Arabian desert and includes
the eastern shore of the DDead sea.
But much of the region, particularly
that lying near the Jordan, is steppi
land, supporting some flocks and occasion,;", crops.
"Many ot the half million inhabitants are nomads Who wander about
the area, pitching their tents where
and t)3 tbey please. This account!,
for tht slow development of the rfe
glon. Even the ruler, his highness,
the Emir Abdullah Ibu Hussein, Is
virtually a desert prince and nomad
chieftain. Until recently he held falsi
'court,' not in a palatial palace, but
iu a group of tents.
"Amman, Transjordanla"s capital,
Is r|bout a five-hour automobile ride
across the hot and dusty plains of
Jericho and through the sizzling valley ot tihe Jordan river. Amman, under various names, has been the capi
tal of this ajpea for ages. It was
called Rabbath Amman, chief city of
the Ammonites.almost from the days
of Lot, from whom the Ammonites
around a high hill upon which the
are the ruins of a Roman theater and
Greek citr,ilel once stood. Hard by
tbe broken stone benches of a Roman amphitheater which probably
seated 7000 spectc(tors.
are said to bave sprung- In the third
century Ptolemy Phlli/delphus became the new lord and called the
capital Philadelphia! the city it
brotherly ove.
"No one visiting Transjordania today would suspect, i.y first glance,
that this land was once the center of
Greek and Roman prosperity. Greek
culture flourished ln the East after
Alexander's eastern conquest and dur
Ing the reign of Ptolemy I'liilndjl-
pbus. When Ptolemy took the reins
nf government one of his flrBt acts
wus to build a magnificent acropolis
at Amman.
"The main street of Amman winds j
"Abdullah has cleared away the de-1
bris from the ruins. Now the columns and stones are frequently lined
with the village loungers and herds
of goats browse t|mong the ancient
foundations. Everywhere in Transjordania the mounted Arab is seen
bearing his flowing native garb. His
hat is perhaps the oldest form of
hc:|lgear. It Is a large square piece
of cloth called the kalteyeh. One who
is familiar with the coif can tell readily from What region the wearer
As a Bedding
Candidate      (on     platform) — My
friends, how shall we get out of this
bed of thistles on to the bright plains
of our desires?
' Ex-Caddie—Take  a  niblick,    buv'-
The big hotel has splendid style,
And he who cannot paly   the rent
Miay stnd outside and look a while
And not be charged a single cent.
Dry sawdust and flne shavings
make a clean and satisfactory bedding material for all Kinds of animals.
When the supply of straw1—the
bedding almost universally ustd on
the fajrm— Is sbort it may be supplemented with sawdust, 'or the latter may be used alone. Dry sawdust
will absorb from two to three times
as much liquid aB ordinary straw,
hence lt must be considered an excellent material to soak up liquid excreta, the most valuable putt ot the
'Manure trom stables and cowbarns
ln which sawdust has been used as
a litter has been found to be of good
quality and suitable for application
to most soils, more particularly for
heavy loams. The suspicion that
this type of manure is Injurious to
the land is apparently without foundation s ince enquiries majle both in
Canada and the United States have
failed to reveal any instances ln
which such injury has resulted. However, if an excessive amount ot sawdust has been used the resulting
manure might be of poor quality and
possibly unsuitable for application to
light sandy loams, under dry seasonal conditions.
Horse manure from stables using
sawdust heats very rapidly when left
iu the pile and the excessive fermentation that takes place will result in
a loss of nitrogen—a valuable plant
food. It ls therefore advisable either
to mix such manure with that from
the cowbarn, keeping the pile moist
and comlpact, or to spread and incorporate it at once in the soil.
Those    you   rldl ule
but they never forget.
may forgivo,
Reviving Canadian Musical Wealth
tl) ltt.-*A*ev. Randolph Bruce, of H.C, who attended the Fcatlval.
(S) A niter 1st, tha Illichlaad Flint. (3) TomIiih the caber, one of the
athletic events. (4) rictureaque Is illanss stnsiipeil aa the irronnda of the
Banff Sprlnoa Hotel. (B) Ralph C'.snnor, who ■-reached Bt the open-air
vice In the Sun Dance Canyon.
According   to
general comment
. uhroughout the country, She
Becond dectelve step towards reviving and preserving the wealth of
music, indigenous of this country,
has been achieved with the conclusion of .the Highland Gathering and
Festival of Scottish Music held at
tiie Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta, during the first week of September. Not only In Canada but in
the United States and Great Britain,
have newspapers, and current magazines commented most favorably
upon this musical event, the first
venture along these lines being tin
May when the Canadian Folksong
ond Handicraft Festival was beld at
tha Chateau FrarteiiAo, Quebec City.
(Proof of .the interest taken in them
•heroes the water -was given -recently
-Wben. tbe Rlgtht Hon. Stanley Bald-
WeaV 1-sremier of iGreat Britain, com-
mMlated wpon the Folksong Festival
kwiit Quebec. Tbis event was one
tX (be first of public interested
lolKbed upon by the Premier after
Us amrlval ln Canada. Mr. Baldwin
observed with pleasure the success
tot the 0Festival and stated that
t-mmtfl of that kind were invaluable
tn keeping alive the old-time cus-
ttstm, songs and handicrafts whicli,
*)• wW swvry to Observe, were wont 1 chamber,
to toe forgotten,  tn  the
bustle of the present day.
The Festivals at Quebec and Banff
have bam staged thro ugh the generosity of E. W. Beatty, chairman
and president of the Canadian Paciflo Railway Company. Organizing
work in connection with them 'has
been of pioneer nature as these festivals aro the first of their kind to
have been staged dn Canada. This
work was undertaken by J. Murray
Gibbon, general (publicity agent of
the Oanadlan Pacific whose personal
interest largely accounted for their
success. Many of the old folksong:*
which were featured at the Canadian
Folksong Festival. being tronal-ated
by hiin.
Scots in Canada played a momor-
aible part in the development of tho
country, their names having prominence in many engineering, fur-
trading hnd exploration enterprises
-H-tuch men as Fraser, Mackenzie
and Thompson, and many others of
the past generations who -penetrated
the mountains of the West. It was
hero in the same mountains, uwiv-
alled In the world for beauty, thRt
!b<* Scot'/';;: Festival was held cud
for which hundreds gathered frcm
■ill parts of lihe country to .".*.!'■!*'
Th.--. Gatferlrg was cf a pW'.tt-■■  I
Scottish rcgimento In Canada had
(Pipers present to compete for the
iiiglhest honors. The artists them-
soJvea were in most cases Scots of
no me-a-a fti-tisKrji. The festival of
tmufldo was supplemented by a full
■ptdgraan of .Scottish games ami tests
cf prowess, ttiiidi proved one ot the
outstanding features of 'His Cirse-
day ga-UiCTlng.
Whili:. many colorful ovontB "have
fallen place at taiis ftaous mountain
resort tho Scottish Festival v/as pir-
(haips the most .**li.htresnuo, for iln
addition to tlie brilliant plaids of the
Highlanders, wore to be «ccu the
traditional gay dross of the Indians
who gathered .from the    Blood cmd
Stoney   B-Mprves
te   wiwiess   tlio
events. They •;;..!c
vl  v.-;-/.. *:..n in-
tcrest tshs  v,'h;.,li;
-.    ...;;■: j   Jit-pS of
the Scott* :■:,-: ■
:.      I ■-■ !   •-;■   the
BMri t>* tri
'ai   - :: --■ fl.
The E.P. ranch ls tne latest to
Join the wheat pool. Professor W. L.
Carlyle, manager of the ranch, on
behalf of H.R.H. the Prince of
Wales, has signed a pool contract
covering one thousand acres.
In the annual report of the Bonds
Department of Quebec Province this
year a general increase of 20 per
cent, in automobile traffic has been
recorded.    In some sections of the
Erovince the increase over last year
as been more considerable.
|    They were neighbors and friends.
Once a year they observed a) special
I occasion   with   all suitable dignity.
On a certain   morning   General   H.
would approach the fence of General
C.  and, having arrived,  would  lean
thereon    until    General  C.appeared.
1 After   a   formal   salute, General C.
would say to General H:
"General   lsn's   lt about time we
went to buy ourselves a) new pair of
,    And og they would inarch to buy
one pair of gloves for two heroes!
A recent report issued by the secretary of commerce of the United
States Government at Washington
estimated tho American tourist traffic into Canada as representing
$200,000,000 of the $761,000,000
spent by Americans in foreign countries for the year.
in bed when their mother heard them
"I wonder what we are here for?"
askejd the little boy.
The little girl remembered the lessons that had been taught her and
replied sweetly, "We are here to help
The little boy sniged, "Then what
are the others here for?"
A woman at a luncheon party said
to a famous sculptor, "I always think
sculpture must be very diffleut.
Isn't it?" To which the sculptor
modestly replied, "Oh, no. All you
have to do is to get a block of marble
and a chisel and knock off all the
marble you don't walnt"
The Canadian Pacific Railway has
let contract to a chemical company
for thc extermination of weeds alotif-
its right of way on western lines.
This fall a total of 2,690 miles will
be sprayed with a death dealing
liquid by a mechanical device attached to tank cars.
Once a city man out of work had
"hired out" to a farmer.   At 4 o'clock
in the morning the newly employed,
hired   man   was called to breakfast. '■
A minutes later the farmer waB astonished to see the man walking off
do.^„?V°adh   .   **.„      .,.    , ! ert H. Johnson in Remembered Yes-
,*.?*?'*   Z  .   b"?k  Si,^*  br,1ai-.terdays tanks that we must expect
fast fore you go to work! he yelled.
Just what a green servant girl can
do anyway often   puzzles    the   distracted  housekeeper  nowadays. Rob-
Motor cars continue to occupy
place of first importance in Canadian trade with South Africa, according io the report of the trade
commissic «cr at Cape Town. Following this the items of principal
importance are wheat, paper, tires
and tubes, agricultural machinery,
condensed milk, fencing, canned
fish, white lead, oatmeal, binder
twine. -
To serve the interests of hundreds
of farmers in Southern Saskatchewan two new branch lines of the
Canadian Pacific Railway began to
operate on September 1st, according
to announcement by D. C. Coleman,
Vice-President, C.P.R. The lon-*-er
of the two lines runs from Assiniboine south to Coronach, a u.s.
tance of 69 miles, and the second,
a 27-mile stretch, runs from Brom-
head to Lake Alma.
"I'm not goln' to work," the man
called back. "I'm going to find a
place where I can stay a|ll night."
The child of active mind begins
early to inquire into the riddle of the
of Harvard University likes to tell a
story that illustrates that thruth.
A little boy and giil of my acquaintance, he says, were tucked up snug
to hear of such exptriences as thajt
of a Swedish-American friend ot his
who, needing a maid of all work, resorted to a Scandinavian agency.
There she found al sturdy Finnish
girl and asked what she could do.
Could she cook. -No, she could not
cook. Could she do the, washing?
No. Could she wait on table? No.
Well, what could she do?
The girl thought for a moment and
the replied, "Vel, ly can inilk the
A barred Plymouth Rock hen,
owned by the University of Saskatchewan, has made a new record
for egg production. This new champion has a total of 339 eggs in 365
days, not only a new record for barred Plymouth Rocks but, as far as
is known, a new record for ail heavy
breeds of poultry. The bird was
bred and raised by the poultry department of the University.
The Toronto Freight Office First
Aid Team carried off the Shaughnessy Grand Challenge Cup, emblematic of the First Aid Championship
of the Canadian Pacific system, in
competition with the Weston Shops
of Winnipeg, western lines champions, at the Place Viger Hotel, September 21. The Toronto team secured a total of 419 points out of
a possible 610, while the Weston
shops secured 403 points.
The establishment of a-colony of
German noblemen in Saskatchewan
is a possibility judging by the visit
to St. Walburg of a number of titled
Germans headed by Dr. Smidel von
Sceberg, of Berlin, who is already
established on an estate ln the area.
Investment of a capital of large proportions upon huge farms is said
to be contemplated by the party
which is to return to Gsrmany to
make its report and come back in
the spring with families and relatives. One member has already purchased one and one-half sections of
cf Ilia Si)
Three ladies of color were in a
heated debate- over their husbands'
cleverness to play the   violin. |
"When mah ol' man plays 'Ol
Black Joe' on his fiddle," said Mandy, "yo' can jes' heah ol' Joe's cane
apeckln' along de road,"
"When man husban' plays 'Swanee
llibber," boasted Liza, "yo' can heah
de waves   ripplln' ovah de rocks."
"Huh," declared Blossom, "dat's
nuthin' a-tall. When mah sugah
plum takes up fosi fiddle and plays
'De Ol' Cat Played in de Shavin's,'
you could jes' heah you mammy
throwin' a shoe at it."
A woman's age? The simplest
thing in the world to find out! At
least so Fen Felix Weiss, Immlgra-1
tton Inspector, says, though we are
doubtful whether his method succeeded every time. In his interesting book, The Sieve, ho explains bis'
method; it is certainly amusing.      j
If a lady, he writes, refuses to give'
me her age, I told her I could guess1
it. Then with a woman's Inborn curiosity. Bhe would make the mistake1
of asking me to do so; too la|te did
she realise that she) had walked into'
a trap. j
I generally guessed ten years older than she looked and might say,
"Madajm, you are about fifty-five'
years old." »
"Oh, you horrid man!" would came
the retort as uick as a flash, "I am
only forty."
"Thank you, madam; that is all
Uncle Saim wanted to know Here
is your landing ticket   Next!"
General C. and General H. had
each lost an arm for glory in the Civil
warwafr. They took it as a matter
of course and were profoundly grateful for their joint good fortune in
that General C. had lost his right
arm while General H. had sacrificed
hiB left.
People take The" Sun
because they ||believe
it is worth the price we
charge)) for it. It is
H -^therefore reasonable to
suppose that they read
its contents, including
advertism en is* This
is not always the ca$e
wifh newspapers <IrH
are offered as premiums wilh chron os or
lottery tickets
Advertising "to help
the editor.'^But 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 ^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
All H ish Grown
Quality depends on garden elevation.
Georgo S. Henderson, of Aberdeen
arrived In the city Monday evtnlng
and is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Henderson, and also his
brothers, II. H. and Kenneth. Mr.
Henderson wus formerly an employie
of the Granby smelter in this city.
He is now milk inspector for the city
of Aberdeen, Wash. He will leave,
for his home tomorrow morning.
Conservatively speaking, the local
association r'*ted very liberally in
Bending delegates to the big Winnipeg convention. I'erliaps they
thought that if lightning was to
strike a dark horse for the leadership of tlm parly their chances would
be vastly improved by numbers.
Dr. Jchnson, U13 Spokane specialist who iperformcd an oper.'l'ion on
Mrs. Armson for goitre in the Grand
Forks hospital about a year ago,
was instantly killed in Detroit last
week by ibeing struck by an automobile.
City Clerk John A. Hatton ltft thiv.
nlorninr; for Nanaimo, where he will
attend the annual convention of tlie
Union of British Columbia Municipalities as delegate from the Grand
Forks city council.
Word was received in the city this
Week  from Vancouver  that  William
Cooper,   who   formerly   drove     P".
Burns'  delivery    wagon    here,    had
died in tbat city.
Mrs. John McKie arrived in the
eity this week from Vancouver on a
business trip. She will return to
Vancouver to reside there permanently.
In the police court last Monday
afternoon, before Magistrate McCallum, T. J, Lynch was fined ?10 and
costs  for  asstlilt.
Contractor    Bonthron    is    making
good progress  with  the construction '
of the Cooper ibridge, and The Sun
will soon be on Main strecit again.      j
Mrs. A. N. Docksteader has returned home from a two weeks' visit
with her son tmd daughter ln Spokane.
Storing of Dessert
Suhc choice varieties of apples ns
the Mcintosh can be retained In
their freshness iand full flavor for
many weeks when maintained at proper storage temerature. The report
of the Summerland, British Columbia, experiment alstation for 192G
stc|tes that when kept at a temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit it 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 uO
degrees Fahrenheit reached a softness of nine pounds in two months.
By the time a/pples had reached a
softness of 8% pounds' their market
value had become seriously impaired
by shrivelling and by discoloration
of the flesh and and the development
of undesirable flavor. These results
suggest, according to the superintendent of tiie station, that it is not advisable to hold the Mcintosh apple
in storage after ths 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 painted out
in the report, on the temperatures
to which it 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
branch of the department of agriculture at Ottawa, makes the useful observation that apples retain crisp-
ness- and flavor   to   best   adventage
either tin tht store or in tbe 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, it is pointed out, will seriously
(impair the appearance and quality
of the best apples.
ere an
The tol.il a'li-ndance at the To-
ronto Exhibit.en this year was
1 870 roc. or an increase of 297,000
over .'.'26.
Storing Apples
It is difficult for many people to
realize that sn apple ls ■* living
thing in which certain nsttural
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 ha|s a considerable bearing on both quality
and storage Hie- 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 salmple 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 a/nd 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 flrst
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 the late
picked fruit was tlpproximately $1,50
per barrel higher than the first lot.
Apples showltng considerable scab
or blemish from disease should not
be kept in storage any longer than
necessary aB such fruit will invariably rot and wilt quicker than sound
Good ventilation that will drop the
temperature of the storage room as
kuUckly as possible in the autumn is
essential for the storing of the autumn varieties. Warm tem-pera-
tureshasten the changes that ripen
and wilt apples whereas low temperatures prolong the storage lite by
slowing up the natural ripening processes.
The Saint John Board of Harbor
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 •
larger  flow of business.
The establishment of a "Faculty
of Fisheries" at Dalhousie University at Halifax is under consideration. If thie course is added to the
curriculum, it will be the first time
in the history of this continent that
.lectures on fisheries will have
delivered as a college course.
As a latest development of the
Canada-West Indies treaty, ice
cream is now being shipped from
Halifax to British Guiana in Mould
form and re-frozen at Its destination. On the other hand, ice cream
shipped to Bermuda it shipped in
blocks and kept solid throughout
the journey.
Application hae been made to ths
Vancouver Board of Harbor Commissioners for the right to drill
along the shore of Stanley Park
and across First Narrows with •
view to building a tunnel under the
entrance to the harbor. The backers of the project estimate it* cost
at $4,-000,000.
A saving of forty-eight hours was
effected in the transport of trans-
Atlantic mail to the eity when
bundles were taken from the Canadian Padfic "Empress of Australia"
at Rimouski and conveyed by plane
to Montreal. Experiments are considered to have been successful, and
it is understood a future development will extend the flying service
to Toronto.
Hub—We must   go to some quiet,
inexpensive place next summer.
Wife—Oh, Bob, don't talk so gruesomely. Tou know there are no
longer any quiet, inexpensive places
except the cemetery.
G-et-rich-quick    schemes  enajble a
lot of people to get poor quicker.
Flourishing Immigration Prospects
natures 1+ 4—Typical example! of juvenile tm of Immigrant* » Canada,
2.  IiumlRraiits crowding (tic decks for a Snt gUmpacof ( anadlan slmres.
No. 4 shows 7 children wbo arrived alone raeentlr.
—    8.  sturdy settlers for the Dominion.
The active immigration season of
1927 that has just opened will see,
according to authoritative information given out by the Department of
Colonization and Development of
the Canadian Pacific Railway, the
largest and most effective addition to
Canadian population of any similar
period since the outbreak of the Great
War. In the opinion of authorities it
is not unreasonable for the Dominion
to expect over 200,000 new citizens,
or about 70,000 more than during the
year 1926. During this year Canada
received 135,984 settlers.
Several factors tend towards this
promised increased, of which one of
the most potent in the gradual evolution of systems and a development of
new machinery that has made the
organization well nigh perfect. Further reductions in ocean and rail
rates from the British Isles have induced considerable numbers to submit to the examinations for acceptance under the cheap passage. Applications at the rate of several a day are
being received, it is reported. Already
this year well over £.000 settlers have
been landed in Canada by the
Canadian Pacilic Kners plying between this country and the Motherland. It is interesting to note that
about sixty per cent of the applicants
are miners and others who have some
knowledge of and experience at farm
The volume of pertinent inquiries
from* United States Agriculturists
with regard to w -stern Canadian
farming prospects, bas been much
heavier this year than for some years,
is the report. This is regarded as a
most reliable index to the trend of
the movement. A fiew and significant
movement to develop however is that
of tobacco growers from North and
South Carolina, Virginia and other
states to Western Ontario, being
attracted by the rony prospects now
facing the Canadian tobacco growing
Though lano gettlement conditions
have drastically changed and the
tendency is to pince newcomers on
vacant lands within reasonable distance of the railways, it was pointed
out that it was a mistake to consider
that humesteading is altogether a
thing of the' past as a factor of
western Canadian development.
During the year 1926 homestead
occupations in the west amounted to
an increase of 60 per.cent over the
occupations for the previous year,
and accounted for the occupation of
nearly a million acres of raw laud.
This movement iii continuing as is
evident in the figures of fillings in
January J927 whint were 32 per cent
than those of th« eume month of the
previous year.
The most significant factor today,
it was pointed out, is the local colonization board, through which the
general interest in immigration and
colonization t-he: practical 'shape
under the direction of the railways.
About 150 similar boards now exist in
western Canada.
Juvenile immigration, the importance of _ which is being increasingly
realized in recent years, promises to
be very heavy during the year 1927,
all of which is being directed towards
the land.
Though tlie 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 26 to 35
bushels per acre, while in Alberta
the yield runs from 26 to 46 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 cowl.
His barns are on the Danish dairy
plan and are said to be the best
in the province.
It is announced that the 2,000,000-
bushel elevator at Midland, Ontario,
erected by James Piayfair and his
associates has bcen completed, and
that the Canadian Pacific Railway
is to pro-cetd with the construction
of seven milps of line d:i*""-tly connecting the elevator at Midland and
joining up its main line through
Port B-iiiKicoll to Montreal. The immediate result, if is believed, will
be tiut tha 'arg^st sh pping point
on the eaa'-vrn IxV-i will hive direct
connc-tion vith Saint John, and
have the ef.'-:-ct of j*--e-.tly increasing the  ua.-ic  thrjjutj  that port
Phone SO
Try our Special Tea
at 65c per lb
Shoes, Shirts, Overalls
Good values for your
Call* and see 'us before
General Merchant
Transfer Co.
•Ci ty Dag gage and General
Coal,   Wood and   Ice
for Sale
Office  at   R.  F.  Petrie's Store
Phone 64
Get Your
at the
Phone 25
'•Service and Quality'
E. G. Henniger Co.
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime and Salt
Cement and Plaster
Poultry Suoplies
Grand  Forks, IS. C.
t Printing^
nniJIi. value of well-
-■■ priutcd, nca t appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has bcen amply
demonstrated. Consult ui before going
Wedding invitations
Bail programs
Business cards
Vi: *ng cards
Sh' - iug tags
Price lists
New Type
Latent Style
Columbia Avenue and
Uke Street
It 101
Vacant unreserved,surveyed Crown
lands may be pre-empted by llritish
.subjects over 18 yeara ot age, and by
aliens on declaring Intention to become British subjects, "conditional
upon residence, occupation and im-
ment tor agricultural purposes.
Full information concerning regulations regarding pre-emptions is
given in Bulletin No. 1 Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
wibllch can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
Lands, Viivtoria, B. C, or any Government, Agent.
Records will be made covering only
land suitable for agricultural purposes, aud which is not timberland,
i.e., carrying over 5,000 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, ln which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and improvements made to
the value of $10 per acre, including
•clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant ca|n be
,For more detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt Land."
Applications are received for purchase of, vacant and unreserved
Crown Lands, not being timberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land Is
$5 per atcre, and second-class (graslng) land $2.50 per acre. Further
information regarding purchase or
lease ot Crown land is given in Bulletin No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase
and Lease of Crown Lt*-nds."
Mill, factory, or (industrial sites on
Umber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, on conditions including payment of stump-
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding
20 acres, may be leased as homesites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected ln the) flrst .year, title being
obtainable after residence and improvement conditions a/re fulfilled
and land bas been surveyed.
For grazing and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 acres
may be leased by one person or a
Under the Grazing Act the Province ls divided into grazing districts
and tihe range administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual] graslng permits are issued based on numbers ranged, priority being siven to
(established ownars. Stock owners
may form associations for range management. Free, or partially free, permits are available for settlers, campers and travellers up to ten head.
Wholesale and Betail
eater ln
Havana Cigars, Pipes
.. Confectionery
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grand Forka, B. C.
Razor Honing a Specialty
P. A. Z. PARE, Proorie*or
Dominion Mo.iisinentnl Worka
Asbestos Product* Co. Hoofing
BOX 332
Furniture Made to Ordor.
Also Repairing of all Kinds.
Upholstering Neatly Dona


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