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 Sometimes a floating debt gets heavy enough to sink
A report appears to have girthed
currency locally* that the Cooper
bridge will not be rebuilt. In order
to aettle the question before anyone
had tlm* to get hot under the collar
over thc| matter, The Sun- decided to
Interview D. McPherson, our member
In (he legislature, on the subject.
"Will ' the Cooper bridge be re
built?" aaked The Sun.
"It will," tald Mr. McPherson.
"Where will It be located?"
"Where it It now."    >
We could stretch this interview
out to fhreei or columns in length It
■we bo . desired, but we prefer the
above abreviatetd form. There Ss no
possibility of injecting a douleb
mpanlng Unto the laconic questions
and answers, and-the readt'r has all
the information that he needs In a
very small hazelnut shell. What
ntpre can any reasonable person
P. fl. E.
*Te(I me what you Know is tru*
I can hums ai wen nn yoo."
FRIDAY, JULY 29   1927
bbls.   |
British Columbia
. y03,000
New Brunswick
..    30,000
Weather conditions throughout the
fruit growing, provinces during tho
flrst half of June were generally cool
with abundant and in some instances
excessive., moisture, resulting in a
general backward season. During
the latter part of the month, however, conditions' for the most part
Improved and all crops are making
good growth.
There mave| been some changes In
the apple situation since last month,
and at this date it ls difficult to arrive at * reasonably fair estimate of
thq total commercial crop, owing to
the late set throughout the Dominion, and particularly in Nova Scotia.'
Indications, however, point to sofe'
increase over thq five year average. I
Other fruits remain.fair ta good.
The following Is a summary of-the
commercial apple crop prospects by!
provlnceie on July 1 as compared with
last year:
,      Estimated   1926
Total  3,482,000   2,984,230
, Commercial crops are estimated
on the basis of frc^h fruits moved to
market and do not include fruits
used for evaporator,' canning or other
manufacturing purposes.
Weather conditions have been on
the whole favorable, although temperatures have ranged lower than
normal and the season is from two to
three weeks later than usual. Moisture conditions are reported excellent
and from all irrigation districts storage supplies of water are said to be
ample for all demands.
Apples.—General conditions have
been favorable to rapid growth and
the fruit ii developing rapidly. The
crop estimated at blossom time still
maintains is promise and is expected
to be slightly under. 80 per cent ot
last year or approximately 3,000,000
boxes. I
Chase-Salmon Arm, —< Conditions
generally have bt|en favorable and
the crop ' ls making good progress
with a promise of 80 per cent of last
year or about 144,000 boxes.
Kelowna, Vernon, Armstrong.—The
June drop has finished and thinning
ls general throughout the district.
■ Brought sjJot ls reported prevalent
on light sandy soils with Mcintosh
and Jonathan appearing most susceptible. The crop Is estimated at 80
pre cent* or approximately 372.000
'boxes, with Duchess, Wealthy and
Home Beauty showing heavy crop
and Delicious, Mcintosh, Newtown
and Jonathan nn the light side.
OyamajOk., Centre, Winfleld.—The
crop is estimated at 72 per cent of
1926 or 245,000 boxes.
'Summerland.—Trees are reported
growing well and apples sizing rapidly. General conditions are favorable with an abnudancc of irrigation
water. The crop is estimated at 76
per oent of last year or 260,000
bo-m, with Wealthy and Neiwtown a
heavy crop and Mcintosh and Jonathan somewhat lighter than last year.
Penticton.—The crop is not up to
first.. expectations and is now estimated at 80 per cent ot 1926 or 329,1
600 boxes.   Jonathans, Rome Beauty
and Delicious have dropper! heavily,
but all varieties are growing well
and are very healthy ln appearance'.
Creston District.—Crop , estimated
at 85 per-cent of last year or 175,000*
boxes. Delicious is expected to be
heavy and Romei Beauty, Jonathan
and Wagner an average-crop. Apple
scab ls ln evidence where control
mepsures have not been exercised,
and the wet weather has been favorable to Its spread.'-
Grand Forks.—The apple crop will
probably not bo more than 70 per
cent of laet year or 60,000 boxes, but
owing to favorable conditions the
fruit is expected to be of good size
and quality.
Crab Apples.—The crop is estl-
hated at 75 ppr cent ot last year's or
132,000 boxes.
Pears.—The Indications of a light
crop are being maintained and Is now
.tistlmated at 66 per .cent of last year
or approximately 107,800 boxes. Kelowna reports more favorable conditions and a crop 75 per cent of last
year is expetcted with summer varieties heavy and winter varieties light.
Strawberries.—The crop on Vancouver island Is approaching the end
of the shipping season and it is expected to; finish about July 10. Itis
estimated that about 55 carloads will
'be shipped to the mainland and the
remainder of the crop consumed, locally or sold to the canning Industry.
The Creston-Kootenay district is expected to show an increase over last
year and Is estimated at 110 per
cent, which.would give a commercial
crop of about. 32,900 crates. Moisture has been plentiful and with
warmer weather the main crop
sliould come along rapidly. The
shipping of the crop from thet lower
mainland is practically at its peak
and a heavy tonnage is expected to
be handled by the canneries.
Raspberries.—The canes are reported in excellent condition and a
crop equal to or slightly larger than
last year is expected, which would be
-approximately 121,600 crates. •
Chtirrles.—The crop 18 light In all
districts and is estimated at about 50
per cent of last year. Serious damage waB caused by wet weathe*-, resulting in the majority of the crop
being marketed ungraded.
Apricots.—The, crop is not up to
first expectations and is now estimated at 45 per cent of lastyear or
approximately 56,260 crates. In Summerland district the, crop ls estimated at 60 per cent, Welowna 30 per
cent and in tho Penticton district 65
per cent
Peaches.—The crop is now estimated at Summerland 60 per cont, Pen
tlcton 50 per cent, Kelowna 15 per
cent, with reductions in all other
districts. Indications are* for a total
crop 40 per cent of last year or approximately  68,000 packages.
Plums.—Indications are for a
patchy crop about 65 per cent of last
year or an approximate commt-Jrclal
production of 236,000 crates. On
Vancouver island the crop ls report'
ed as very light, being 30 per cent of
last year, Summerland 60 per cent,
Penticton 75 per cttnt, Creston 100
per cent and Kelowna 66 per cent.
Cantaloupes. — The ^old spring
weathelr coupled with loss by Insects
and other pests has greatly handl?
capped the crop with respect to earlf-
ness and much r eeeeil ing has had to
be done, The acreage will probably
be under the first estimate, which
was given as 210 acres as compared
with 265 acres last year.
Tomatoes.—Thet acreage of this
crop will be nbout the Bame as last
year, which waB estimated to be 2639
acres. The plants at flrst we're re?
tarded at first by cold, windy weath
er, but are now. reported as growing
well with indications of a good crop.
Land of Ttie Palms
For some months two -tfien who
were political enemies, had not been
on speaking terms. One day they
met face to face on a narrow pavement which only afforded room for
one pedestrian at a time. "Sir," said
one of them, drawing himself up to
his full height, "I never give way to
fools." "Don't you?" responded the
other, cheerily. "I always do," and
Immediately stepped into the road.
A broadcasting company for India
has been organized under the name
of the Indian Broadcasting Company,
with an authorized capital of $540,000
The company intends to establlh a
broadcasting station in Bengal and
another in Bombay.
OF THE date palms now thriving
and bearing fruit In the hot
desert regions of Arizona and
California, some of the most valuable plants were brought from the
Jerid, famous "Land of the Palme,"
a small group og oases situated at
the northern edge of the Sahara and
distant about 250 miles southwest-
ward from the city of Tunis.
The Jerid is reached by means of
a railway which crosses southern Tunis from the busy little.seaport of
Sfax, on the east coast, to the rich
phosphate mines of Metlaoul near
the Alerian frontier. Southward
from Sfax one passes through a
desolate country, wonderfully like
the high plains of eastern Colorado
and New Mexico. . *
An occasional cluster of "gourbis,"
or tents of skin, an occasional bock
ot multicolored sheep and goats,
tended by half-wild Bedouin children,
are the only signs of life ln the monotonous landscape. The vegetation
consists chiefly of brown clumps of
the. grass called. "alfa," or "esparto,"
the long tough leaves of which are
pulled by hand and shipped in bales
to Europe for making baskets, straw
hats, and paper of flne quality.
From Metlaoul, formerly the terminus of the railway, the line has been
extended in recent years all the way
to Tozer, flrst of the important oasis
towns. This final stretch is through
blazing sands and on either side are
the sharp forms of desert mountains,
devoid ot soil and trees. In Tozer
lives the French administrator of the
Jerid region. The town is just outside the oasis on higher ground. After leaving its outskirts and crossing
a few rods of bare, sand, one plunges
directly into the oasis.
The transition from the blinding
glare outside to the cool shade of the
gardens is delightful. Each is a jungle of date palms, planted ln no apparent order, some bo close that the
stems almost touch, and in other
places far enough apart to leave room
for little patches of vegetables and
lut-ern and tender young barley. Beneath the tall palms are other trees
—vgs, apricots, and olives.
It is interesting to watch the harvest, which begins in October. Dates
grow in large bunches, weighing from
10 to 40 pounds, which hang beneath
the crown of leaves on long yellow
or orange-colored Stalks, hard and
polished as. ivory. An expert workman, known tt*a the "getaa," climbs
to the t°P of the palm, gripping the
scaly bark with his bare toes. He is
armed with a "mangel," an Iron
knife having a heavy serrated blade
at right angles to the shank, which
is set in a wooden handle.
Severing the stalk with a stroke of
his knife, he gives the heavy cluster
tt> the man who straddles the trunk
just under him. It is then passed
from hand to hand by men and .boys
who cling to the tree, one below the
other, until it reaches the ground.
Only the best varieties of dates are
handled thus carefully; for the ordinary sorts It suffices to toss the clusters to the ground, where they are
caught ln sheets. They are then
packed In skins or baskets to be kept
for local consumption, or they are
exchanged for wheat and barley,
which the nomads of the high central
plateaus of Tunis and Algeria bring
down to the oases in the fall on the
'backs of their camels.
The flne Deglet Noor dates, of
which the Jerid exports from one to
two million pounds every year, are
pepared for shipment before leaving
the gardens. No curing is found
During the harvest season the
Jerid gardens have traffls problems
as marked as those in many a western city. One can make nut slow progress because of the crowds that
throng the bridle paths. Here and
there at noonday, where two roatls
cross, are stationed venders of "broad
beans." The beans, almost as large
as chestnuts and not unlike them in
flavor, are boiled In petroleum tins
over chaacoal fires and are sold hot
fo laborers andldlers.
In the cool twilight one can appreciate tbe full beauty of the oasis.
The level rays of the setting Bun
light up the palm tops, turning the
dull purples and maroons of the fruit
clusters to glowing crimson and tlieir
stalks to burnished gold. Against the
clear beryl green of the eastern sky
the feathery leaf crowns are silhouetted. Overhead a star or two begins
to glisten ln the azure that is fast
changing to dusky violet..1
The Jerid oases are four in number. Tozer and Nefta, which comprise about 6000 acres each, , are the
largest. They are separated one
from another by a few miles of sandy
desert, where stunted gray bushes
are the only vegetation during the
greater part of the year. Immediately behind the oases rises a steep
bluff, which here forms the northern
boundary of the Sahara. The date
gardens occupy a gently sloping shelf
about one mile wide between this
and the Shott.el Jerid, a great shallow pond, usually covered with a
glittering crust of salt and containing
water for only a brief time after the
infrequent  winter  rains.
There are said to be nearly one
million date trees in the Jerid. Each
oasiB is a dense forest, of wdich the
ownership is much divided. The ln-
tlividuel holdings range in size from
a few square rods to several acres
and are separated by "tablas," walls
of dried mud surmounted by a palisade of the thorny palm leaves.
Numerous springs gushing forthat
the base of the escarpment that shelters the oases from the north winds,
furnish an abundant and constant
supply of water for irrigation. At
Nefta the springs are situated in a
deep basin, of whfch the sides are
much higher than the tallest palm
in the beautiful grove that covers its
floor. This is the "Ras el Aln" (head
of the spring), which the French call
-the "CorbelUe" or basket.
At Tozer and at Nefta the water
of the springs is gathered into one
large canal. It is then diverted by
means of danms situated at convenient points Into the irrigating ditches
that penetrate every corner of the
More than one hundred distinct varieties of dates are grown in these
four small oases. There is a bewildering amount of diversity ln the
shape, color, and flavor of the fruits
Some are round as apples, others
egg-shaped, others finger-shaped.
They range in size from that of a
small hazelnut to the bigness of a
man's thumb. When ripe they are
of every imaginable hue, from golden
brown to prune purple, and even jet
in   its   entirety, and beauty ln each
tree and hill and brook.
Just stop on the top of this hill
and look across the great valley.
Way off, melting into the sky, ls the
ocean; then miles of rich farms;
and there, like a band of silver, is a
river winding its way to the sea, and
nearer still is a pasture grove and
hill aglow with vivid green, and all
breathing the  song  of spring.
Here is the shore of a lake, reflecting    clouds,    and    over there is an
island   covered   with   silver   birches,
whose picture Is reflectel    so    truly
: that you get out   the   camera   and
make a snap or two.
!     Look  close  at  the   very   point   of
| the island.   Do you that long-legged
j bird  standing like  a  statue?   Not  a
| movement!    Then   like   a   flash   the
. head shoots down and up again with
a kicking frog in its bill.
|    Is there or can there be anything
! that calls more than the call of the
outdoors in the spring?
Then, too, there ls the time when
you begin to look forward to your
summer outings and vacations; your
motor trips through unknown country, with your camping outfit on the
running board, ready to be set up
wherever the fancy strikes you.
T> HERE Is no tim,, when nature
""puts on a better front than in
the spring, when every leaf ii
bright and freBh and crisp, when
blossoms peep here and there and
In the month of April the trout
season ls open. What greater sport
than whipping a stream and couxing
a rainbow or speckled beauty to
make,a leap at the fly you are skittering along the surface so carefully,
ln Imitation of some poor moth that
has geen unfortunate enough to wet
its wings and is making desperate
efforts to get away!
Can't you see the flash,the shock
of the strike, and feel the joy of the
singing reel? Can't you imagine the
royal sport of playing and lanidng
your catch?
It Isn't the poor flsh and it isn't
the fact that you get wet anil tired;
it is simply the exoneration of
spring, -the crlspness in the air, the
perfume of the new things growing,
and the rush of your own blood in
response to the call of the great outdoors.
Then, too, there is the same ex-
hllaratlo in gliding over hill antl
dale, along the banks of a river or
along the shore of a lake—an ever-
changing   panorama,   each beautiful
THE results of   the examination
for entrance to high school were
announced  by  the    department
of education at Victoria on Saturday
last. J
Under the regulations of the department, pupils attending a school
of four or more divisions In a dis
trict where a high school is in operation are promoted on the recommendation of a committee1 composed of
the principals of the elementary and
the high school and the provincial
inspector of schools. Four thousand four hundred and thirty-two students are being issued certificates
on the recommendation of the promotion committees. Three thousand
seven hundred and flfty candidates
sat for the departmental examination
and one thousand three hundred and
forty-eight were successful. Of the
number writing 2263 were from rural districts and 1040 were successful. In all 5790 will be issued high
school entrance certificates. Candidates whose names are starred are
are entitled to promotion on recommendation but wrote off the examination to compete t or the governor
general's  medals.
Grand Forks—-"E. Winnifred Light
foot 402, Melvln B. Glaspell 352, Helen C. Beran 328, Margaret S. McCallum 317. Elsie Ogloff 311, Ashton
Fred Mason 306, Bevwley A. Benson
300, Marjorie E. Innes 300: Dorothy
Liddicoat 300, Frank Thompson  300.
Promoted on recommendation-
WUhelmina Weber, Josephine E. Davison, Marvin E. Bailey, E. Winnifred Truax, Walter 11. Ronald, S.
Marie Kidd, M. Joan C. Gray, Grace
K. Crisp, Charles Robertson, Robert
O. Knoll;, Bernice Donaldson, Krnest
C .Hutton, Catherine C. Gowans, Sereta A. Hutton, Elllc'i C. Donaldson,
Patricia Cook, John E. McMynn,
Chester D. Bonthron, Harold Helmer,
Louis Santano, B. Lydia Lyden, A.
Mudie, Duncan B. McDonald, Lora
A. Frechette, Mildred I, Patterson,
Katherine P. Henniger, Vivian S.
Plant, Leo A. Gowans, Mildred F. M
Cascade—Rosemary M. Bertois
303, Myrtle Johnson 300.
Christina Lake—Mary M. Maida
Sand Creek—(Laura A. Glanvllle
Greenwood Superior—Rosle Bom-
binl 345, Edward J. Fairy 308, W.
Kenneth Stewart 300.
Rhone*—'Hazel M. Emery 322.
Alarmed at thn great loss of life
In the recent kreck of thc Tokyo-
Shimonoseki express near Hiroshima, the Japanese imperial railways have decided to abandon wooden passenger coaches as rapidly as
possible. The railways will build
720 all-steel coaches during the coming fiscal year.
THE regular meeting of the city
council was held In the council
chamber  on  Monday    evening,
the mayor and all tbe aldermen with
the  exception  of Aid.  Simmons  being present.
A cheque for $1,668.33 was received from the provincial government, being the city's share of the
motor vehicles grant.
A letter from E. W. Bateman, rigbt
of way agent of tho C.P.R., informed
the council that the survey had not
yet been completed cove-ring the
right of way of the Kettle Valley railway through thev lands recently purchased by the city from the Granby
company adjoining  Smelter lake.
Charles F. Hunter, of Nelson, was
reappointed city auditor for 1927 at
the usual salary.
An offer for the Walker house, lot
4, block 18, map 23, was laid on the
table while the property will be advertised for sale in the usual manner.
Offers of $50 each for lots 7 ant!8,
block 5, map 696, from eaoh of two
parties, were laid on the table awaiting an increase in the offer.
An offer of 630 each, for lots 3 and
14, block 4, map 686, was not accepted, the council placing a price of $60
each on these two lots.
A request for a reduction in the
rent of a portion of the lower flat of
the old opek-a bouse was refused.
The council expressed its appreciation of the interest taken by Mr.
Topp in the care of the trees on Winnipeg avehue and the shrubbery and
flowero at the Tourist park, and instructed the clerk to convey the
thanks of the council to him.
The finance committee reported
the purohase of $7300 of Pacific Great
Eastern 4% per cent bonds, guaranteed by the province of British Columbia, at 95.26, through the local
branch of the Bank of Commerce.
The water and light committee reported that very long hours of pumping were necessary during the present warm spell, it being suapdeted
that the regulations gvvernttg hours
of sprinkling were not being observed. The committee was of the opinion that It would be necessary to
take more drastic steps to enforce
the-se regulations. It had been decided to abut down the pump from
2 to 5 pam. to allow bathing at the
City park during these hot dog days.
The board of works reported that
the floor in the Are hall had been renewed; tbat Bridge street had been
thoroughly swept, and that the rock
cruching plant would be operated for
a few days to provide crushed rock
for repairing streets.
The parks committee reported that
the condition of the Tourist park was
being greiatly Improved..
Notice of a bylaw confirming the
proposed agreement with the C.P.R.
and the Ktittle Valley line for a continuance of the present service, was
given.and notice was also glvem of a
bylaw confirming recent sales of real
The results of the June examinations Ior Grades IX and X, held In
the high schools ol the province.were
announced by tilt- department of
ethical Ion at Victoria last Saturday.
The result ol the examination in the
Grand Forks high school Is given below.
The small number of candidates
Is due to the fact that In all tha provincial high schools the principals
themselves have the right to determine! promotions in the above grades.
Students of Grade IX orX who are
granted aupplementals or standing
in four or more subjects on the June
examinations, and satisfy their principals by oral or written examinations given at the opening of school
in September that they have gained
a fair standard of proficiency In the
subjects in which they failed in June,
may be promoted to thr, next grade
without further departmental examinations.
Grand Forks High School: Grade
XI—Austin N. Dobry, William V.
Henniger, Marlon C. McKie (s),
Herbert T. Ommanny (s), Jessie W.
Ross (s), George Tutt (s). Six can-
didatt-a  granted  partial standing.
Private Study: Grade XI—Nellie
M. Knight Is), Edith A. Knight Is).
Four candidates granted partial
3te (irau^ larka Bun
One Tear (in Canada and Qreat Britain) $1.00
One Year (in the United States)      1.50
Addresr •**■ 'cations to
sThk Grand Porki Sun
Phone 101 Grand Forks, B. 0
FRIDAY, -JULY  *29,  1927
Notes • Notions • Notables
THE Victoria Times in a brief antl dignified reference
to Mr. Oliver and his successor, says in part: The
decision of Hon. John Oliver to remain at the head of
the government as Ions as his health will permit him to j
do so will be received with general satisfaction throag-
out the province. Mr. Oliver has been so long a commanding figure in Canadian public life*, his influence in
the cause of good citizenship has lieen so marked, his
sterling personal qualities have so genuinely appreciated
by the public regardless of political differences, that
his retirement at this stage would be a distinct loss to
the country. The fact that Mr. Oliver will not be able
to bear all the burden of his office as stoutly as fn the
past in no way modifies Ihe satisfaction the decision
reached yesterday must cause. Hon. J. D. MacLean,
who has been dischargini* the duties of Government
leader during the Premier's illness, will relieve him of
a great part of the load. Dr. iMaoLean is intimately
familiar with Mr. Oliver's views, shares his aspirations,
and when the Premier requires rest and relaxation will
be able efficiently to carry tlie responsibilities and cares
of leadership
all tools. There are said to be over 400 different sorts
of work in which the equal use of both hands is an advantage, but even in those in which one hand only is
generally used it is a tremendous advantage to be able
to use the left hand in order to rest the right. Sir
James Barrie, when dis right hand failed htm, had to
learn to write with his left, but Sir Robert Baden-
Powell, when bitten by a dog and -forced to carry his
right aim in a sling, went right on with his work, writing and drawing with the other hand, for he has been
able to use both hands equally all his life. The great
animal artist, Landseer, could paint two pictures at the
same time, using both hands. The famous Leonardo
de Vinci was equally accomplished, and so was Holbein,
the portrait painter. More wonderful seems the fact
that the well-known surgeon, Simeon Shell, could operate equally easily with either hand. Sir Oliver Lodge
is another man who uses both hands with ease. It ls
the left side of-the brain that controls the muscles of
the right side of the body, so by learning to use the left
hand a person actually rests one side of the brain and
is therefore able to do more work at a stretch.
A SCIENTIST of the Vienna Physiological Institute
■*■»■ is reported to have produced a flour from the soy
bean which has an immense value as a foodstuff and
contains the only plant albumenwhich ls equal in value
to the expensive animal albumen.
D OTH apparatus and technlc have been lately evolved
a-* so that it is possible to commercialize the use of
hydrogen and other gases in connection with electric
welding. A method has been developed whereby ordinary Illuminating gas could be substituted for acetylene
in plate cutting, riser cutting in foundries and similar
Work on scrap materials. While this latter achievement is not electrical, it is of considerable practical
value to the electric manufacturing industry.
PREMIER OLIVER'S health, his contemplated retirement and relegation of his duties to a successor, has
evoked friendly comments from, newspapers of all and
of no particular political stripe. Outstanding among them
in British Columbia are The Vancouver Daily Province,
Independent-Conservative, and The Victoria Daily Times
Independent-Liberal. The Province says in part; The
^-Liberal caucus has met antl John Oliver is still premier
of British Columlbia. If this were mere scheming and
politics, we should still find the sad figure of the first
minister coming between us and our reprehension. But
indeed, as we are glad to believe, the decision of the
Liberal members ls something better than politics. For
old John Oliver has heard the voice of that monition we
must all bow to in the end, and he aspires—it is brave
and It is very pitiful—that he mayvgo down at last Into
the dark valley wearing the harness of his calling. And
if the Liberal members in honor and affection for their
stricken leader, have said that the doom pronounced upon him—and they are making no secret of it now—shall
find him and take him as leader still, then this is something better than politics, and the people of British
Columbia will approve this decision. Tliey have asked
him to stay, and he is going to stay, for the short span
which is allowed him. And because there is a warm
place for old John Oliver in the hearts of all our citi-
izens, they will approve what was done in Victoria yesterday. And when he goes we shall lose a very able
man, a good fighter, a son of his adapted province who
will claim an honored place in the chronicles of British
IN HIS BOOK, Rcmanqe of Geology, Euos Mills fecords
this this Bthange tale •!' a mirage in western Utah:
"As I looked a bighorn ram raised his head like a periscope through the silvery surface of the lake. The remainder of his body appeared to be submerged in the
water. For a few seconds his head also went out ol
sight, then reappeared. There was a blur, and the
next scene shov.-ed a ram, three lambs and two ewes,
all knee-deep in the shallow water of the lake. Shallow, short-lived lakes are common in the Great Basin,
/lut how, a moment before, had the ram showeu oui,
al. head, and where had been the others of the lloci.
which now stood by him? The ram walked forward a
few steps, stopped and turned his head After a few
minutes the lake vanished, but not the sheep. There
on the desert, correct for distance and direction, stood
the six sheep—a ram, three lamjbs and ewes—that had
been in the mirage scene." Mortal magicians kindly
make way for Dame Nature, who is after all the real
first-hand Illusionist.
FURNITURE finishers, especially those who have to
restore pieces of furniture that have been damaged,
contain solvents that soften the varnish and cause
small cracks and checks to run together. One formula
Ib two parts of heavy-bodied wood lacquer reduced with
eight parts of lacquer thinner and one part of butyl alcohol. This is applied cautiously with a very soft brush
after the surface has been lightly sandpapered. A second ^application can be made, if necessary, after the
first has dried thoroughly and been sandpapered smooth.
FOOTItALL wus played in Japan more than 1)00 years
ago, Arthur Waley of the Hritish museum has discovered. "There is a mention of football by the woman
iMurasaski in her novel of 9B3 years ago," ho said.
"They undoubtedly kicked a ball about, but 1 should
say that the game was materially different from the
football as wo play it today."
rr*. HE female of a small fresh-water flsh found in
■*■ Egypt, known as tho mouth-breetler, protects hei
eggs by carrying them In her mouth, where they re
main until the young ones hatch out; but the habits of
Bome of theperch-like fish called cichlids, are even more
remarkable, tor not only tlo the females take their egge
into their moulhs, but they also carry their young ones
within this strange shelter. The fry do not leave their
nursery until Ihey are about a fortnight onld, but the
mother eventually liberates tliem from their somewhat
confined quarters and allows them to swim about outside. They do not venture far, however, keeping quite
close to their parent's head, and darting into her mouth
again at Ihe least sign of danger. Tliey also pass the
night wil bin this sare retreat.
OUT of every 100 bnliieB born, 17 are naturally right-
handed, J are left-handed, and the remaining 80 are
capable of using either hand wilh equal ease. Yet,
owing to our melhod of training the young, by the time
those hundred babies are three years tiltl all except the
three who were left-handed will use Ihe right hand for
such essential work as writing, painting and the use of
T. HIS is said to be an ordinary day in the life ot a
statistician: Arose, feeling on the peak of the
age intellectual attitude toward life. (I am an average
statistician with a mean disposition.) Organized new
edn-to-end toothpick circuit, New York to Detroit. Cable from India: Calcutta agent reports terminus reached for Splutter fountain pen line. Splutter pens now
circle live-eighths of globe. Estimated potential heat in
celluloid collars, with and without necks. Issued report
re fact that five -out of every nineteen fat men Blnk anyway; also that more than 24.36 "lost" golf balls are in
plain sight all the time. Statistics during lunch hour
on maximum girth of the common garden mole (lam.
Talpidoe). Wrote to Reach and Extend bureau about
pyramid made of rear collar buttons lost ln Hawaii in
one year. Mailed circulars on Reversible Statistical
Charts for This and That, and Surreptitious Studies In
Statistics for Stutterers. After dinner attended lecture
on "Facts aud How to Avoid Them." Reflected on the futility of the 'end-to-end spaghetti problem in Italy. To
oed, and fell asleep dividing the sheep jumping over the
customary stone wall by same of the digits..
Tt e Spice of Life
A negro met an acquaintance of
his, also colored, on the street one
day and was surprised to see that his
fried had on a new suit. I
"Hey boy," he said, "how come you
dressed up this way? Ib you got a'
job?" |
"l's got somethin' better'n any(
job," replied the other. "I'se got a
"What is ft?"
"I'se a orator."
"What's a orator?"
"Don't you know?" replied the re-
.iplondid one in surprise. Well, 111
tell you what a orator ls. If you was
to walk up to a ordinary nigger and
ask him how much was two and two,
he'd Bay 'four,' but lf you was to ask
one of us orators how much was two
and two, he'd say, 'When in the'
cou'se of human events it becomes
necessary to take the numeral of de
second denomination and add lt to
de flgger two, I says unto you, and I'
says it without fear of successful <*on-t
tradiction, dat the result will invarS-
bly be four.'   'Dat's a orator."
"Hello! Peggy speaking—who Is
this '
"It's Frank, sweetheart."
"I can't understand you."
"Listen—F for Ferdle, R for Robert, A for Arthur, N for 'Nnat and K
for Kenneth."
"But, dearest, which one of the five
are you?"
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Dumbe—I see they're trying to rid
China of foreigners.
Belle—Oh, aren't our marines won-
desful? To think that just a handful of them can drive all those mil-1
lions out of the country! I
Roscoe—Darling, you   have   teeth
like pearls.
Marie—You brute!    Are  you hint
ing   that
I   have   a mouth like on
r -HE widow's mourning cap dates back to the days of
a- ancient Egypt. Egyptian men shaved the beard and
the head as a token of mourning. The women, instead
of cutting off the hair, concealed it with a close cap.
Teh -Romans, wbo were as a race clean shaven, shaved
the head in mowing and wore a wig. The black band
on the sleeve as a sign of mourning comes from the
Jays of chivalry. The lady tied a scarf or napkin, as
the handkerchief was called, about the arm of her
knight. If he was killed in battle she wore the band in
memory of him. Black has so long been the color of
grief in Anglo-Saxon countries that it seems a part of
the upside-down civilization of the East that Japan and
China wear white. But no longer ago than the time
of Elizabeth the unfortunate Mary of Scotland wore
white on the death of Darnley. Even now the hearse
used for children ls white, and in England the mourners at funerals of young unmarried persons wear hatbands and sashes pf white. A queer Engllshcustom is
that of decorating the black hearse horses with long
black tails. "
All good ends can be worked out by good means.
Misery loves company but any more than happiness
Poems From EasternLands
Where grow the willows near the eastern gate,
And 'neath the leafy shade we could recline
She said at evening she would me await,
And brightly now I see the. day-star shine!
Here where the willows near the eastern gate
Grow, and their dense leaves make a shady gloom,
She siad at evening she would me await,
See now the morning star the sky Illume!
,/rom The Shi-King.
c*>4ncient History
After several months' labor, the Installation of an
irrigation system on the fruit ranches owned by Wm.
Doull and Al Traunweiser, a mile and a half south of
the city, has been completed, and on Tuesday afternoon a test of the plant was made.
The successful pupils in the Central school entrance
examinations were: Francis C. Hanington, Ethel Is.
Herr, Helen MoEwen, Marjorie Kerman, Mary Collins,
•Madeline Stendal, Neta C. 'Reid, Bertha L. Hughes,
Harold H. Henderson, Olive P. Stendal and Irene
A deer slid down Observation mountain the other
day and leisurely walked into M. R. 'Feeney's front yard
and went up to the door and rang the bell.
The eclipse of the moon on Wednesday night was not
properly advertised, hence from a spectacular view?
point it proved a total failure.
mis honor Judge Brown,' of Greenwood, opened the
session of the county court ln this city at 11 o'clock
this morning.
R. T. Lowery, late of the Greenwood Ledge, will shortly resume the publication of his Claim ln Vancouver.
Dentist—You yelled like a wild
man. I thought you had at least a
little nerve.
Wllkins (nursing his jaw)—Well,
I did.   You'll And it in that tooth.
/  "They caught him at home."
"I thought you said he was out?"
"I did."
"Well, bow can he 'be at home, it
he is out?"
"Money can take you anywhere,"
Remarked  old  Dan  DeWitt;
"Money  can  take  you  anywhere,
Save where you can't take it."
Hazel—The lights went out and
one of the boys kissed me—George.
(Mabel—How did you know It was
Hazel—'He asked my forgiveness
this morning.
"Ah,   you   are   the young man in
question.    What's   your   name?"
"Ivan AuszelchmmAigencugtekl."
"How do you spell lt?"
"As it is pronounced!"
He—True, my salary Is not large,
but then two can live as cheaply as
one." «
She—But, Tom, dear, you forget—
there's mother.
This story is told about Bill, a
"One morning," says Frear, "BUI'S
flivver broke down and BUI was
buried in the wreckage.
'Mils sister Jane, when she summoned the doctor, burst Into angry
" 'Would you believe it, doctor?'
she sobbed: 'Bill lay under them milk
cands and wheels and things shoutln'
and yellln' for help for an hour and
a half and a soul In the whole block
had heart enough to get out and lend
a hand, Wwfay, we could hear him
a block away.'
" 'If you heard him, Jane,' said the
doctor, 'why didn't you go out?'
" 'How,' sobbed Jane; 'how was we
to know it was Bill?'"
A number of Englishmen had found
a Scotsman in their company somewhat exasperating because he insisted on claiming as fellow-countrymen almost every great man whose
name cropped up in the course of
"What about Shakespeare?" de
manded one of them,. ''You are not
going to tell us that he was a Scotsman, are you?"
The Scot agreed that he wasn't
"'But, mind you," he added, "judging by the conspicuous ability o' the
man, one might a'most be justified
in assuming that he was."
Applications for immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, are invited.
Pri .'cs:—From S2.».0i) per lot upwards.
Terms:—Cash ami approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may be seen at the
City; Ofi.cc.
City 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
paper  ^ L00 per year
We Sun's Page if Pictures oi People and Events of Passing News Interest
The Scottish comedian Sir Harry!
Lauder has a fund of laughable1
stories with which he agreeably oc-j
cuples the pauses between his lilting
Bongs.   For example:
"Yon's a great place," said Sir
Harry, speaking of a north country!
town that he had been visiting, "and:
I had a great reception there. Everything was just great and the women;
too—eome   of t hem.   In one street!
while I WaB there a tramcar collided
with a milk cart; two cans were upset into the road, and the mtlk splash
ed acroBs the street. Soon a crowd
gathered. A very short man—just a
wee bit smaller that myself—was
standing behind a stout lady, so that
he ^couldn't very well see what was
happening. When at last he did get
a glimipso of the milk flowing in the
street he exclaimed:
'Lumnte!   What a waste!'
This year it is necessary to have a permit
from some Forest Officer before any camp-
fire may be set in any forest or woodland
Be sure to get a permit for your canip fire
and follow the insTm ions printed on the
back of it
"The stout lady turned and glared
at him. 'Mind your business,' she
sternly, 'and don't make personal remarks!'"
Finding a patient in a very pessimistic mood one morning regarding
his chances of recovery, the young
doctor, says the Tatler, started to
banter him in an effort-'to put him
In a more cheerful frame of mind,
bui without success.
"I don1 t know why it is, doctor,"
said the patient, "but I feel I shall
never pull through."
"Nonsense, nonsense," replied the
doctor. "Why, your case da absolutely the same as an illness I had
years ago, yet look at me , strong
and hearty as ever."
"Yes," retorted tho. other ln a
hopeless tone, "but then 1 expect you
had a good doctor."
Like King Arthur of Dritain, Dom
Pedro, the 1 aat emperor of llrazil,
waa a "goodly king." Longfellow,
calling once at James T. Field's
house, told of Dom Pedro's call upon
him in the Brattle street house in
Longfellow, says Mrs. Fields In her
diary, was in flne talking mood. He
spoke of the emperor's soldierly
though simple bearing, and of his
coming to call upon him after his
"Your majesty, I thank you for the
honor you have done me," Longfellow said as the emperor rose to go.
"Ah, no, Longfellow, none of your
nonsense," was the reply; let us be
friends together. I hope you will
write to me. I will write you flrst,
anil you must promise to answer."
They Walked down the garden path
together, and then Longfellow raised
his hat antl stepped one. side as the'
emiperor was about to get   into   his
"No, no," protested Dom Pedro
laughingly; "there you are at it
Flourishing Immigration Prospects
Psctiiresl-t «—Typical examples ssf juvenile type of liniiilaTadts to Canaila	
2.  Immigrants crowding Ibe decks for a Brat glimpse of Canadiaa shores.
No. 4 slums 1 ihll.lmi who arrlscd alone recently.
-     t.   Ntunly set Hers for the Dominion.
The active immigration season ef
1927 that haB 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 3,000 settlers have
been landed in Canada by the
Canadian Pacific liners plying between this country and the Motherland. It is interesting to note that
about sixty per cent of the applicants
are miners and otherB who have some
knowledge of and experience at farm
The volume of pertinent inquiries
from United States Agriculturists
with_ regard to western Canadian
farming prospects, has been much
heavier this year than for some years,
is the report'. This is regarded as a
moat reliable index to the trend of
the movement. A new and significant
movement to develop however is that
of tobacco growers from Worth and
South Carolina, Virginia and other
states to Western Ontario, being
attracted by the rosy prospects now
facing the Canadian tobacco growing
Though lanu settlement conditions
have drastically changed and the
tendency is to place newcomers on
vacant lands within reasonable die
tance of the railway!, it was pointed 1 the land.
out that it was a mistake to consider
that humesteading is altogether •
thing of tho past as a factor of
western Canadian development.
During the year 1026 homestead
occupations in the west amounted to
an increase ol 60 per cent over the
occupations for the previous year,
and accounted for the occupation of
nearly a *nillion aorei of raw land.
This movement Its '.ontinuing as ia
evident in the (inures .! i.llmgs in
January 1927 whi< '1 wore C2 per cent
than thosb of th» t.ime month of the
previous year.
The most significant factor today,
it was pointed out, is the local colonization boari, through which the
general Interest in immigration and
colonization V-<,t-: practical shape
under the direction of thc railways.
About 160 similar boards now exist in
western Canada.
Juvenile immigration, the importance of wbich is being increasingly
realized in recent years, promises to
be very heavy during the year 1927,
all of which ia being directed towards THE SUN: GBAND FORKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
was very largely attended. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.
H. A. Price on Saturday last was
elected by acclamation of the Grand
Forks irrigation district to fiill the
vacancy caused by the retirement of
Thomas Powers, whose term of office has expired.
Mrs. AV. K. C. Manly returned on
Tuesday from Vancouver, where she
has been living for t he past few
Joseph Willis, local C.P.R. a-jent,
returned on Friday night Irom an ex-
ttmded vacation trip to the prairie
A flrn in tho residence of P. II.
Donaldson, ln Iho West end, on Sunday afternoon, called out the lire department, but tho blaze, was extinguished before any da mage was
Mrs. McLaren, of Vancouver, is
visiting at the home of her mother,
Mrs. E. Spraggett.
James Galloway, of Colemont, arrived ln Bhe city on Tuesday to at-
tt>id the funeral of his sister, the
late Mrs. Cookson.
A number of members of the local
Knights of Pythias lodge went over
to Republic on Wednesday.
The annual ranchers' picnic, which
was held in the North 'Fork district
on "Wednesday, was well attended.
A brush fire in the rear of the Consolidated Export Liquor company's
warehouse, on Saturday, was extinguished beforo it caused much excitement.
Aid. J. T. iSimmons.wife and daughter have returned from an automobile vacation trip to the Windermere
An interesting exhibit of motion
pictures was shown in the Legion
hall in this city last Friday night,
when two memberB of the Forestry
tlttpartment of the province gavea n
illustrated lecture depicting many
phases of this great industry of British Columbia, with special reference
to Are prevention.
This department has as a part of
its ipubllc service a policy of educat
ing the public up to the value of Its
natural resources, and thereby of se
curing their cooperation in the pre
servation and protection of our for
The show lasted well over an hour,
and the films were! highly commented on, as they gave information collected by experts. The full essence
of the pictures was extracted by a
capable lejcturer, who gave a running  commentary  ou  the   scenes.
These two men, members of the
forestry patrol, stated', that as far as
this territory was concerned, conditions had syldom been better. The
late spring has saved the department
hundreds of dollars, and though
things are drying up very quickly
now, there appears to be little danger
of any situation similar to last year's.
Questioned on the purpose of the
new forestry plant, they stated that
it would be added to the patrol, and
would never cover a large territory,
its purpose being to keep an eye on
the district to spot fires, especitlly
after lightning Btorms, which, they
said, were responsible for a great
deal of the fire damage in the province. Thd plane will watch over a
wide field and will have its base at
of a thousand miles begins with one
The Japanese equivalent of "casting pearls before swine" "is "giving
gold coins to a cat,," and instead of
"a wolf in sheep's ' clothing' they
speak of "a wolf dressed in priest's
When a Japanese wishes to explain that a thing is quite impossible he tells you that one* might as
well "learn to swim in a field" or
"lap up the ocean with a shell."
"A well-minded man looks at the
sky through a reed' and "The heart
is the same at three as at sixty" are
toher Japanese gems. Plcturespue
too a re "At the foot of the lighthouse it is dark" and "When the
hen crows the house goes to ruin."
The latter saying Indicates the Japanese view of feminism. Equally
pithy ls: "There Is no medicine for
love-sickness  or  for  a  fool."
General News
" The Canadian Pacific Utter "Em-
presa oi Australia," which played
■o active and conspicuous a part in
rescue work after the Tokio earth-
auake,   is   now   transferred   from
lie Oriental to  tbe St. Lawrence
"Clothes give a man a lot of con-
"Yes,  they certainly  do.   I  go  to
a   lot   of   places   with them that I
wouldn't  go  without them."
Blake—Tou say your wife locks
you out when you play poker?
<Hodge|s—And she not only locks
me out, but she makes me shove the
winnings under the door.
The output of coal from Canadian mines during April last was 45
per cent, greater than the average
{or April in the past five years, the
figure for April last being 1,312,875
tons, as against a five-year average
of 907,238 tons. <
Over 30 prominent British bowl-
are arrived in Canada on the Canadian Pacific liner Melita coming te
tour this country at the request of
the Dominion Bowling Association.
Test matches will be played at
numerous points across the Dominion.
Get Your
at the
Phone 25 "Service and Quality'
Extension of trade between the
United Kingdom and Canada is the
professed object of Theo. Feilden,
director-general of the Empire
Trade League and editor-in-chief
of the Empire Mail of London, who
arrived aboard She Canadian Pacific
liner "Empress of Australia," recently.
Coming Into the living room one
day, Mrs. Noble Smith found her
small niece standing by a table and
studying with a rather troubled
countenance the pages of a health
magazine!, out of which she had unfolded a good-sized picture of a skeleton. So Intent was abe that she
did not notice her aunt until she
said: "What's the) matter, dear "
—for the child looked so worried
"Aunt Florence," she said, drawing a long sigh as thoug she gave
up trying to understand it, "here's
a man God didn't finish!"
Fry to the number of 185,000 have
been put in the rivers west of here,
with the 60,000 which Fisheries Inspector Martin, of Banff, has just
planted. The fry were conveyed in
large cam, 5,000 to the can, travelling 140 miles with only one death.
The fry are of the brown trout
The Western Canada Dairy Convention which includes all dairying
Interests in the four Western Provinces, will be held in the Hotel
Saskatchewan, Regina, from February 7th to 10th -next year. This
Association will be hosts to both
the inter-provincial gathering and
the annual provincial dairy convention of Saskatchewan.
E. G. HenhioerCo. {land act amendments
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime nnd Salt'
Cci-ient and Plaster
Poultry Supplies
Grand Forks, B. C.
Margaret Mary Cookson, wife of
Allan CDookson, died in the- Grand
Forks hospital on Monday following
a surgical   operation which was per-
The    character    and  the ideals
formed on Sunday, the patient being | any  nation  are  pithily  expressed
In too low a state of health to recover from the effects of the same.
The late Mrs. Cookson was !, 1 years
and six months of age, and has lived
ln Grand Forks practically all her
life. Shc| is survived by her husband and t wo daughters, who, together with a large circle of warm
personal friends, mourn her untimely
df,ath. The funeral was held at 2
o'clock    yesterday    afternoon, and it
the popular proverbs that have become part of the everyday speech of
the people. Hero is some of the
Interesting provarbial philosophy
ot the Japanese, collected and printed in the London  paper Answers:
One Japanese characteristic, iper-
severance, ls expressed in the saying: "Fall seven times, Btand up
the eighth time.'' Another proverb
in the same vein declares:  "A road
Marketing Control
Board's Prices
THE following are the latest fruit
and vegetable prices as fixed by
the British Columbia marketing control board:
Wholesale. Retail
New  Potatoes
.. 35.00
.. 40.00
Carrots,  sacked    45.00
Tomatoes,   semi-ripe,  4-
basket crates     2.50
"Picturesque America" Includes Picturesque Canad,
The new mammoth pier of the
Cnnadian Pacific Railway was offl-
u-rily opened recently as a feature
of Greater Vancouver's celebration
of the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation. Numerous mayors and
officials of United States and
Canadian Pacific coaat porta added
an International note to the ceremony.
Raising reindeer for commercial
purposes in Canada will be undertaken this year by the Dominion
Reindeer Co.. with headauartere at
Vancouver; the company having imported eome 5,000 head of reindeer
from Alaska. This herd will be
located on the vast grazing areas
between the Athabaska and Great
Slave Lakes on three million acre*
secured for that purpose.
H. W. Lennox, Inspector for the
Dominion Forestry Branch at Indian Head, says: "The demand for
trees has been insistent from all
over the west. This year we have
order* for 8,000.000, as afatast
6,000,000 in MSe." Followinf Wl
tour of the weat, he said: "I find
fenerally a more settled tasking.
eople are planning fer the future.
The old daya, when farming wa* a
here today and tone tomorrow affair, ham disappeared.* Farmers
are planting treea, and, wl»*m*r
a grove of trees ia found, thar*
you will find contended home*."   ,
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■inr.ix. Sin ill oiiieii, Uit'Ult'H ql V.lc 11 .islet,
<a vilt'vllrd. ..    . _..
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lliputy Ululate! uf Ui licit.
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Can you imagine a span of a thousand million yearB
or so ? If you can, try to picture to yourself the
placo wliero tho Rocky Mountains now stand, with
their snow-crowned peaks towering into the sky, at
tbo bottommost depths of an inland Bea.
Do you know how the Rockies were formed'? By
what Titanic forces these great masses were crumbled
and folded and lifted hiph ln the air ?
It is a most interesting story that geology tells us
concerning the formation ot thia gigantic range through
the ages—aeons before the human race dwelt upon the
earth, and only one of the many other fascinating
thlngB that ono learns about one's oVn land, in "Picturesque America," a do-luxe volume, superbly Illustrated with 500 photographs and charmingly written,
which has been published recently by "The ResortB
and Playgrounds of America," New York.
It is 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 tbat her parks are
iulquo in their magnificence of form aad 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 ot Canada are 14 in number and
range ln area from a tew 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 ot the Canadian Pacific
Many well-known -writers, such as Robert Sterling
Yard, Zane Grey, Mary Roberts Rtnehart, Henry Van
Dyke, Charles Lummls, Arthur Stringer, Mary Carolyn
Davies, and J. B. Harkin 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
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