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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Nov 25, 1927

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 It takes a brave man to deny an erroneous report about himself that is complimentary
THE weekly letters of the com- .
mlttee of direction to the newspapers have ibeen omitted for
the last few woews, owing to the absence of 0. W. Hembllng at the coast
on potato control and the absence of
the chairman on the prairies investigating conditions there.
Potato Situation Difficult
The potato situation presents In-
numertile difficulties owing to the
Oriental aspect of tihe business.The
committee, however, through Mr.
Hembllng, has been very persistent
in enforcing the Act wherever possible, and the result is that the white
growtrs in the Dry Belt ore understood to ibe more completely behind
its operations than ever before. Indeed, some of these contend that but
for it interior potatoes would htive
-been selling as low as $2 per ton.
Ilhe advent of winter weather, ln all
probability, will change the situation
Prairie Sentiment Favorable to
The chairman visited the cities of
Calgary (twice), Moose Jaw, Regina
(twice), Winnipeg, Saskatoon and
Edmonton on his trip. Jn each city
be interviewed all the brokers and
jobbers which time permitted, and in
Winnipeg and Ctfgary he met the
jobbers collectively in meetings lasting for several hourB.
In all places he found sentiment
favorable to the committee 'because
of more stabilized conditions, although, likewise, difficulties were reported. These had to do chiefly with
the condition of fruit and vegetables
on arriviC and the passing of claims
ln regard thereto. Indeed, this matter of claims and their adjustment
cut a large figure ln the various discussions. It is not at all improbable
that the attitude of the committee in
improving claims before final settle
ment will be found to bave effected
a material saving to the industry.
It ls more now. than ever the contention that nothing except products
of unquestioned worth should leave
British Columbia, and quality ln fniit
must ibe beyond question if the shippers are to have the support of the
tri(de on the prairies to the full extent. Romember, that conditions are
now vitally changed and that jobbers
put their money into supplies f.o.b.
•points <n British Columhia, whereas
formerly the shippers were consigning and rolling their goods to be dealt
with according to conditions on arrival i/id the type of market experi-
dctlons in weather or transit, a purchaser of a car of specified varieties
and grades is entitled to receive
quality as ordered just as much it, if
he were buying biscuits or cast iron
The fruits and vegetables of Brit-
! Ish Columbia are in a position which
they bave not commanded tor many
years pi'st, but It Is only by the conscientious efforts of all connected
■with the industry that the happy con
dition of f.o.b. selling will be main
While It is conceded that the committee has this season met with a
measure of Bucces.s ilt is frequently
given as a reason thr|t the crop hai
been   a   small   one   (though lt Is n
"Tell ne what you Know ia trn»
I can tutttis as wi 11 aa yon."
as to the time wben each of the varieties of should be bought.
It would be Idle, of course, to claim
that fruit will sell In quantities regardless of cost, find the principle of
modest prices in years of plenty will
naturally have to be observed.
British Columbia Apples Sell In Eaatern Provinces
To conclude with a matter of figures, it may be said tbat altogether
nearly one million rfid three-quarter
boxes of apples have been marketed
n Canada alone up to date, of which
approximately .145,000 have been- sold
in Ontario and 106,000 ln the eil-tern
provinces. It is further Interesting
two cote that Prince Tdward Island
aaj Newfoundland imported both
/nn.-.tt] ns and Mcintosh, while two
personal friends of the chairman enquiring for Apples In Halifax, N. S.,
were both offered fruit from British
Columbia.—interior Tree Fruit and
Begetable Committee of Direction. '
Dead Cities of Carthage MANY
By Erwin Greer
question lf the 1927 apple crop Is nol
more than fully equal to normal)
and the question is asked, what wil
be done ln a yec|r of heavy crop.
Councils of Women Promise Cooperation
II was with the Idea of partly an
swertng this question that the chair
man conferred with the leaders
among the women's organisations or
the prairies. The most promdsln-
channels appeared to he those of th'
Local Councils of Women, and he wat
able to have lengthy Interviews witb
the presidents of the local and pro
vlncial councils in Winnipeg, Saska
toon, Regina -and Calgary. 11hey .er
pressed their willingness to cooper
r(te ate in fruit distribution, lf prop
erly advised from time to time.
In addition, the chairman was invited to address a gathering of some
six hundred teachers, and Normal stu
dents who were -assembled in convention,, in Regina. The story of
British Columbia, Its fruit amd its
. fruit Industry was thUB brought to
the attention of Influential representatives from all districts in southern
The field for educational work of
this sort Is unlimited, snd it was the
contention of all interviewed thnt the
purchase of Britfsh Columlbia. fruit
would be greatly stimulated if housewives were authoritatively informed
THB recipe for meeting Saint
Peter? 'Here it is: take any
fool, add plain jacka|*s -ignorance and a motor car; soak the fool
well in his own ego.place In the car
and let go. After due time remove
and set in a satin-liner receptacle
giji-nish with flowers.
But the fool grins at advice and
offers the following tips to those who
wish to pass tihrouggh the pearly
gates. -.
Always drive Cast and never sound
your horn when leaving an alley.
Race witb locomotives when approving a gnide crossing. Engineers
like lt, as it breaks the monotonw of
their jobs. Take the shortest route
aroud blind left-hand curves. Let
the other fellow watch out for himself. Never look around when you
back up, bs there is never anyone
behind you. Always speed. It dis
tlngulsbes you as a driver of pep.
Drive fa|at on wet pavements and
never use nonskid chains. There is
always something to stop you—often
a heavy truck or a strong curb. Drive
just as iif there weren't twenty million other cars in service. In wet
weather always drive in trolley
tracks. It's smooth going ando ut of
the mud. Always lock your brakes
and weed chainsln ln the tool box
when skidding. It makes the job
more artistic.
In sloppy weather drive close to
the curb and spash pedestrians. Dry
cleaners appreciate lt. Always aus
e cutout. Snappy drivers always do,
and sick sick people love lt. Never
soundy our horn on ther oad, but save
it for late at nigbt asa door beei. In
Ihis way you will be sure to get attention from mothers of sleeping
When driving atn ight make sure
one of your headlights ls out. This
makes people believe you are Dea|l
Eye Dick, which greatly enhances
yours ufety. When stopping for traffic signals always Inch onto the pedestrian's righto f way, and always
make your "horseshoe" turns ett Intersections where the traffic Is tbe
The l°oi grins. That same grin Is
on his face when, later, he is hurried
to the morgue—only then the grin ls
more morrible.
During the moving a portrait of
one of the ancestors of the Blodgett
family had got lost. No one could
find it at either the old or the new
house, and there was great consternation. William Blodgett, rlged ten,
was offered a "treat," value not announced, for any hint that would lead
to the return of the missing grandfather.
At noon he came home from school
breathless. "I think, mother," he
said, "I think we cam find grandfather's picture." .
"Downtown. I saw a notice on a
shop window, and it said: 'Paintings
restored within.'"
If a man can lead, he will.
FEW sites of antiquity bave a
mo**? dllustrlo ifj history than
the peninsula -in wbich lie tht
accumulated ruinos of the deed cities
of Carthage. Phoenicians, Berbers,
Numldians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantine crusaders, and, lastly, the Arabs
have all left their traces, and today
ln the strata oft hirty centuries lie
the mute evidences of long racial
warfare and the dethronement -of
past splendors.
Here, where peace now reigns oyer
the marble dust, Ib a natural bet-Jity
and grandeur equal to any of the famous scenes along the Mediterranean shore, and the panorama viewed
from Cape Carthage explains Queen
Dido's selection of the site, In the
ninth century B.C., for the first Punic
oity of Carthage.
From the summit ot the ancient
bill railed Byrsa (meaning "hide,"
and reminiscent of the Dido story of
tbe bull skin), is unfolded the la,nj-
scape wbich was once the scene of
great tragedy of the Mediterranean
To the east lies the magnificent Gulf
of Tunis, of azure blue shading off
,into emerald green nearth e shore.
On theo pposite bank, arise the ma
jestlc twin summits of the severed
mountain of the Carthaginians, the
Bou-Kornein. There stood the temple dedicated to Baal, but only a few
stones mark the spot .where the
flames of .votive offerings once paid
'homage to the insatiable Phoenician
To the south, dn a(n amphitheater
surrounded by purple mountains, its
hundred minarets reflected in the
Tunis lagoon, lies "the White Mantle
of the Prophet," as the Arabs call the
city of Tunis today.
The picturesque village of Sidi-bou-
Eald crownst he northern promontory
of Cape Carthage. It looks somewhat likei, white dove.t he sacred
symbol of thoc arthaginlans, for Its
roofs and domes spread out like
wings above the blood-red precipices
that stand like sentinels above tbe
entrance to the Quit of Tunis.
Thisi s the scene so often gazen
upon by Di do, Pyrrhus, Hasdrubal,
Hanicltir, Hannibal, Sciplo, Caesar,
Cyprian, Augustine, Genseric and St
Louis, andi ts history is made still
more eloquentb y the resurrection of
its burled ruins.
Under Earth and Water
The excavation ofC arthage ls difficult because of the great topograph!
cisjl changes that have taken place
since Punis days. For these changes
the Medjerda river is responslblet o
a considerable degree, as its alluvial
deposits have encroached upon i
large part of the peninsula, completely covering a portion of lnfid which in
all probability was once occupied by
the city. Today the Arabss till call
these marshes Bahar el Azrag, meaning "the Blue Sea)."
From motion picture films taken
by airplane It is quite evident that
there are vast submarine walls at
Cape Kamart, to the northwest of the
peninsula. Excavations a|t thlspolm
It Is believed, will throw some light
on the old baffling mystery ns_to tha
site of the Punic ports, where tho
mighty merchants beetso f the Ca
naanltes plledt o and fro. (As may be
remembered, the Phoenicians, whose
Roman name was "Punlcus," were
neltlves of Canaan, dn the lowlands
of Palestine, prior to the invasion of
the Jews.)
According to thed escriptions of
Applan and other Roman historians,
we know the ports to hae been cir
cular at one time, with the admiral's
military palace in the center, and iX
another time quadrilateral. It is
said that as many as 220 galleys
cctald be anchored sit one time in the
harbor. Actually a series of harbors
they were, of imposing architecture
and were markedo ff by gigantic columns, between which the ships were
Carthage a Great City
Thes ea has risen three apd one-
half yards since Roman days, and
there are many ruins under water In
the gulf, and at La Marsa, north of
the rebuilt city.
The question of when the Egy-i-
tlons ma|y have occupied this territory can be solved only 'byt he most
laborious and prolonged reseacli,
since Cambe, the city of the Sidon-
ians, was founded by them six cen-'
turies before Dido (really Ellssar,
daughter of KlngM athan of Tyre)
settled there with her fugitive Phoenicians, prior to 800 B.C. Cambe was
merely i) ruin at this time, and history agords nothing beyond the tact
of its existence and origin. Slidon
had been the principal Phoenician
seaport; so the Carthaginian people
held their section of wbati s now
Tunis as far back as their Africaln
history has been revealed.
Under the Barcas family'(Hasdrubal, Hamilcar, Hannibal, etc.) Cur-
thage was a great center of wealth
and commerce, with a population
which has been estimated variously
between 700,000 and 1,000,000.
The buildings of Carthage prior to
its destruction by the Romans, in
146 B.C., were in some cases seven
stories high.
Twenty, forty, and sixty feet below
the surface have been unearthed the
vestiges of the Byzentine, Roman and
Phoenician occupations. In this work
have been engaged the explorers
Gaukler, Merlin and Poinssot, of the
Service des Antiqnites, but the most
notable efforts have been those of
Pere Dellattre, who, with. exceedingly meager resources, has labored over
the ruins for fifty years. He has discovered four of the earliest Christian
baslllicas, Roman and Punic necropolises, an amphitheater, and many
priceless relics, but during hisl ong
period of arduouSB earch he has actually explored only one-tenth of Roman and Christian Carthage. Lately
under Count de Prorok, remains previously located by Pere Dellattre
have been completely excavated.
'   Temple of Tanlt  Uncovered
The most sensational discovery
lately was the Temple of Tanlt by
the amateur archaeologist, M. Icart,
where human sacrifices were offered
by the Carthaginians to the goddess
of that namea nd to Baal Am mon.
Literally hundreds of urns were
found containing the bones of children from to twelve years of age
who had been burned alive.
The clew which ledt o this Important discovery was supplied by aln
Arab, who was seen digging for stone
inscriptions near the location of the
Punic ports for the purpose of selling
them to tourists. Operations were un
dertaken near by and inscriptions
were found to the deities emnntlon-
ed and a large field of stiles bearing
the pagan symbol of fertility, a crescent reversed over a disko r triangle.
Below this site were the urns,
which were aboutt welve inches high,
of red or wble terra cotta, with handles, and wide mouths sealed with
yellow clay. Besides the bones of
children were those of 1 ambs and
birds bere and there. The name of
the ohlld sacrificed appeared on the
stile immediately above.
The altarsu nearthed at the lowest
level were undoubtedly of Egyptian
Special Correspondence
ICTORIA, Nov. 22.—"British
Columbia enjoys a splendid rep
utatlon in eastern business and
financial circles. It is generally rec
ognized that' the province hae weathered a long period of bard times for
everyone: ln Canada most satisfactorily. Our present financial position excites admiration and is forcing
attention to the innumerable oppor
tunities for sound investment in the
(province. More slid moro will we
receive eastern Canadian money for
investment in British Columbia. It
looks to me aB if British Columbia's
day has arrived."
The above statement was made/ lo
Vancouver newspaper dnterviewers
by Premier J. D. MpcLean on his arrival ln that city on his way back to
Victoria from Ottawa the other day
In view of tht* fact that the prime
minister was in touch wdth large
financial interests while in the east
at the federal-provincial conference,
his views on their attitude towards
the economic position of this province are greeted with general satisfaction here and elsewhere in British
KAMLOOPS, Nov. 22.—Beforo
Magistrate Fisher last week, the cx.no
of Rex vs. iMah Chong, charged with
a violation of the Produce Marketing
Act, came to trial before a crowded
court, the large attendance being evidence of the kecn Interest ta|ken in
the first prosecution under the mucli
discussed marketing control legislation.
Tbe charge was shipping without
a license. Evidence for the defence
failed to establish that any determined effort was made by the accused to obtadn a license to ship, and
Ma* Chong was vned $50 and costs.
It is understood that an appeal may
yet be taken on the constitutional
aspect of the Marketing Act.
€. H. Dunba-r acted for the prosecution, while R. L. ("Pat") Maitland
of Vancouver and A. C. Skaling of
Kamloops  appeared  for the defence.
Supporters of both provincial! political parties continue to smile at
the peculiar efforts some Conservatives are making to perform the final
obsequies of Mr. Bowser's public life
and the continued refusal of the former leader of the party to remove
hlmscilf from the political landscape.
Consideralble amusement was caused
the other night when Captain M. D.
Harbord addressed the Conservatives
of Ward Two in this city and told
them he had been assured by Mr.
Bowser that he was going south for
his health and wanted to be left in
pei|ce In his retirement. Captain
Harbord thought that cleared thet air
and said "we can get along with
other necessary work and leave Mr.
Bowser ln his retirement."
But on the very same night Mr.
Bowselr was the principal speclkcr
at the annual meeting of the Vancouver Conesrvatlve association. At
that gathering "the old chief," far
from being "out of the picture," as
Captain Harbord had Implied, wus
very much in it and the star turn of
the> evening. In other words, the political substance known as Mr. W. J.
Bowser, while carefully "laid away"
by Captain Harbord In Victoria, wa**
enjoying all his old political health
and robustness in the Terminal city.
The truth of the matter is, and it
must be apparent to most people,
a nice coffin and a deep grave for
Mr. Bowser's use; but Mr. Bowser
is displaying no interest whatever
in the obBCqulcs which have been arranged for lilm—In other words, Napoleon refuses to go to Elbu as long
as Vancouver has a welcome for him.
BW YORK, Nov. 22.—A "flivver" monoplane weighing about
100 pounds and having a bying
speed of 100 miles an hour, will be
placed in quantity production after
the first of the year, Clarence D.
Chamberlin  announced.
In announcing bis plans for the
formation of the Chamberlin Aeronautical Corporation, the young
transatlantic flyer said he would
| adopt mass production methods to
airplane  construction. '
Chamberlin said he could not reveal the identity of his backers, because the situation of the factory had
not been decided.
Popular as Autos
"The children of the present generation fo pa-rents will take to aviation as thedr fathers and mothers had
taken to the automobile," Chamberlin said? "My air flivver will be foolproof, and its operation can be learned within at few hours."
In thds connection, Chamberlin announced, his company would establish airplane schools throughout the
country, where novices would be
trained and pilots halve opportunity
to obtadn actual experienced required
for a federal transport license.
Chamber!in's "flivver" will be a
two-seater, powered with a small air-
cooled motor, temporarily to be Imported from Europe, and eventually
manufactured  ln this  country.
Chamberlin, who ds said to have invested the prize money from his
transatlantic flight in a $500,000 corporation, to make the new planes,
announced tbat the first models
would cost about $2500. The price
will be reduced to $1200 or $1500 as
production increases, he said. The
"ailr flivver" will have a body about
20 feet long and a 30-foot wing
LONDON, Nov. 19-*Son-ie interesting points with regard to the Importation of fruit were elucidated
yesterday at the enquiry before tht
boa-rd of agriculture ln connection
with requests from Canadian and
New Zealand apple growers for an
order requiring the marking of imported fresh apples and pears so that
prospective buyers would know that
they were from the dominions in
The chairman asked a witness if
he knew that apples wdth the Union
Jack as a trade mark were being
sent from the United States, ami
whether that would not tend as a deception.
The witness replied that lt would
depnd on who handled the packages.
J. Forsyth Smith, on behalf of Canadian apple growers, asked, that retailers of apples should be compelled
to- label fruit as "empire grown" or
"foreign grown." Representatives
of the retail dealers, however, urged
that if any marking were done It
should be carried out before the tipples were imported.
Oeorge Hall, of the Fruiterers'
Federation, said lhal two similar varieties of apples wen i marketed, one
from Canada und Ihe other from the
United States. The former sold at
sixpence und tho latter al fourpnice.
"Whatever you suy about patriotism"
Mull remarked, "tho fourpenny touch
will go."
A fortune will be made by the man
who Invents i{ home pants pressing
A cheerful countenance will make
fools believe you are good-natured.—
Usually the early bird catches thc
worm for the benefit of the little fellows who stayed at home.
Dr. Tolmie declared lho other day
thnt bhe doubted very much wliellioi
tho prosperity so obvious to most
people In British Columbia was anything but a sort of backwashqnot i
wave of good times at all. But It It
pointed out thalt he and othir pesBl
mists—pessimists for political pur
poseB—are constantly pursued by
facts from which they can not escape. For instance, a statement just
made public at Ottalwa informs tin
people of this country that up till the
end of October of the present year
Canada had spent $26,000,000 more
in new buildings than wbe hud spen
in the corresponding pilrlod of 1926
ThUs activity, of course, has beei,
Koneral all over the country. Tho
report notes tha|t an advance In Dc
tober over the preceding month is recorded ln Quebec, Ontario, Alberta,
and ln British Columbia, while gain:
over the corresponding month of
last year are recorded In New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manltoba,Sas-
katohewa|n, and alBo In this province
As far as British Columbia Is concerned, Increases over September of
Ihis year and October of 1926 are re-
presentcld in last month's totals 111
returns from Kamloops, Nanaimo,
New Westminster, ajnil Prince Rupert
Vancouver also.is  in  this  category.
Minor princes anil chiefs of India
wear squeaky shoes to Impress thoir
barefooted subjects. A British firm
specializes 111 shoos that squeuk
Good aflvlce is Well enoufih In Its
way, but a hungry man can't make a
satisfactory meal on it.
while prospects are excellent for a
Bivtoria total in 1927 almost double-
that of last ytur.
Building activity is one of the most
reliable barometers of a country's
economic condition. Canada already
Is known as a nation of home owners, since In no country in the worl.i
do as many people own their own
dwellings as in this Dominion. In
spita of this new records are being
set. In them Is the evidence thi 1
times are good In Canada. Peopla
do not build houses, add to their com
merelal establishments, enlargn their
factories, anil generally accept new
obligations unless they b&ve a piv-t-
ty good idea that they will be able
to pay Ihe bills when they fall due.
Official facts cannot be denied. They
answer effectively the pessimistic
arguments which sonio public men
continue to use in tha hope that they
ma*y make a little political capital. THE SUN: GBA1JP FOBKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Ufo CSnmJ. f nrka §ttti
ne Year (in Canada and Qreat Britain) fl.00
ne Year (in the United States)     1.50
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Provincial Politics
Notes • Notions • Notables
LONDON he's adopted tbe idea of having a shopping
center beneath the street, several shops having been
opened on passage ways to subway stations beneath Piccadilly circus. Jewelry and women's and men's apparel
shops are i(mong those established. Electric stairways
to the upper outside levels are to be installed. During
the digging, parts of fossilized trees and a fossil oyster
shell were found, indicating that the district was once
under the sea.
TJ- ROM time to tlme the earth approaches a very little
a world, one that might be wa'lked around in two or
three days, for it is only 85 miles round. This is Eros,
the t.ny planet whose existence was unknown until 1898,
when the astronomer Witt of Berlin discovered It by
means of photography. At Intervals of nearly two years
our world and this Lilliputian one approaches one another, coming nearer and nearer each time, and last year
Eros was nearer to ub than it had bcen for 20 yeis-rs.
P EOFLE of the United States are now buying small
a* quantities from South America of what Is known as
the "paradise nut.'.' It resemWes a Brazil nut In shape,
but ls said to be a little finer In flavor. There 1 asn in-
teresling story told about this nut, which grows In a large
round pod with a small cap at one end. As the Btory
goes, the ge,, which forms ln the pod after it has fallen
to the ground forces the cap out with a loud report.
"Mils report attracts the monlteys, who then search foi
the nuts in the thick undergrowth, where, they have been
thrown by the force of the explosion. This is given at
the chief reao sfnor the small supply of paradise nuts
brought to the northern markets.
THE recent opening of the Tokyo-Yokohama highway
for through automobile traffic marks the decline of the
Jinrikrsha—the little two-wheeled coolie-dnjwn cart sc
characteristic of Japan and the Ear Teast. Occidental
travelers do not feel that they have dene justice to Japan
without having tt jaunt (n the jlnrlklsha. While the ve
hide does not meet with the western conception of com
fort, it. nevertheless gives a thrill to the stranger whei:
he rides behind a cooli<. for the first time. But now tht
automobile Ib growing in favor In Japan, and with the
decline of the old method of travel, many narrow street:
and alleys, which were endurable with the jinrikishu,
are apparently doomed.Not a few Japanese cities are un
dertaking a program of street widening and street lm
provement to accommodate the motor car.
N many occasions since he was elected leader of his
party Dr. Tolmie has declared from the public platform that the policies of the MacLean government are
driving capital alway from British Columbia. The Conservative Bancouver Daily Province apparently thinks otherwise.   This is what that inbuential journal recently said:
"Times have been good in British Columbia for some
time, and there is every promise tha|t they will be better.
The augmented purchasing power of the prairies will
help us; capital from .broad ls being Invested in our province; organizations like the Dominion government and
the Canadian National railways are showing confidence
in our future and have made plans for large expenditure
among us. All this will stimulate our own confidence,
and as convdence builds on confidence, we shall go on and
Ihe Vancouver Dally Province naturally Is constantly
ln touch with men and affairs and Is not particularly Interested tn the manufacture of political capital. Surely
Dr. Tolmie would hesitate to tell it that it does not know
what It is talking i|bout when it says that "capital from
abroad Ib being invested ln our province.
IN Its reference to the report which the directors of the
Pacific Great Eastern railway made public the other
day, the Vancouver Daily Province had this to say In part:
"That was a very cheering and cheerful report which
the directors of the Pacific Great Eeastern were able to
issue on Wednesday, covering the operations of nine
montsh. There cppears to have been a saving all round
Operating costs are lower; administrations costs have
been cut; the cost of maintaining rolling stock and
equipment has been reduced and quantities of material
and supplies no longer needed have beendisposed of, thut
aafving the expenses of storage and protection. At the
same time, the train service on themain line haB been
■naintalned, and on the North Shore the service, while
reduced, has been satisfactory to the West Vancouvei
council. All the while betterments in the way of tie re
placement and the reconstruction or filling in of trestles,
has been going ou.
"It is proba'bly too Boon to cheer, for the P.G.E. is bj
no means out of the woods yet. But it is no longer wandering about in despair. It appears to be on a path leading to somewhere, and there ls light ahead. The province of British Colunibia is to be congratulated apd the
directors are to be congratulated on the showwing made.
Another year, it improvement continues, it msy be possible to congratulate all concerned upon the disappearance
of the optrt-ftinb deficit."
It will be remembered that a Httle over a year ago the
provincial government invited three Vancouver business
men to accept seats on the board of the railway and give
to it the benefit of their experience and Judgment. Ihey
have just issued their first report, and lt draws the above
favorable from a Conservative daily newspaper. All Dr.
Tolmie has said as to what he would do with the P.G.E.
is that he wouldd ta(ke "a run over the line" and then an-
nouce his policy.
A WESTERN  physician  returning  from a  professional
ctjll across the country stirred up a jack rabbit. The
animal trotted along in front of tho physician's car un
disturbed apparently while it was traveling 25 miles ai
hour.   Here  was  a sporting chance  to try out the  run
ner made famous by Mef-k Twain.   r,|ie physician speed
ed his car from 2g to .10 miles, and then to 35.   The rai.
bit held his place  in  the road  apparently enjoying th
race at that pace.   Then the doctor turned on the gato a speed of 40 miles : »i hour.   The rabbit held the road
until it sensed the car was gaining upon it and then loped
off into the 'brush at the side of tho road.   Thus it appears that the unknown speed of tho famous animal has
been established.    Ma-ny a good hound dog has run itself
almost  to  death  in  pursuit  of  a  jack  rabbit  before  it
would give up the chase.   Even the greyhound has never
been able to carry on with a jack rabbit.   It has taken
the  r'ltomobile   to  drive  the  jack   from   the  field  in  tl
race  lor speed.   No  doubt the  jack is  wondering what
sort oi' a dog has com,, into its field to defeat it in a
trial of speed.
SCENTED teas are popular in China. The dowers com
monly used to give the aroma aro the white Jasmins
and the "yu lan," a species of mclgnolltt, ,1lhe brew it
prepared by heating the flower petals with the tea leaves.
In some Instances the petals nr,. left in the ten, while in
the preparation of other varieties the process conlssti
in sprinkling a layer of fresh blossoms over a layei
of tea, and repeating the process until the basket ls filled
The receptacle 's then plaped aside until the perfume hai
thorouglilily permeated the tea leaves, which are afterward separated from tli,, petals. Tills mingling of th
tea leaves und the flowers ls repeat od until thc desire
i|roma  is attained.   Then  the tea  is  ready  for packin
TOO much or too little agcctlon of parents Is equally
harmful mid both spoil character. The training thu.
-produce's1 docile obedience spoils thn child's native ty
gresslvciiess and leaves him to lie easily bui-ten In th
later competitions of life by minds Buper'or only In thei.
Inner preparation. The authority of the parent is a ro
spmisibility rather than a privilege. Another risk as
sunied by parents, which Is not so commonly understood
Is thai of hurting their children by affection. With hu
ings the love attitude may persist in such a way that tht
child never actually matures and comes to have a fully
developed self-life, or indulgence heaped upon the child
by the parent may spoil the zest of life and 't3°P *be child
emotionally infantile. He may become fixed upon tho
parent so that he is essentially parasitic ln his inner
emotional cravings and cannot nu jntain normal rela
tionahips in business, social contacts or later family life
if he ever attempts to establish a home of his own.
TO BRING the moon apparently as near to the ea*rth
as 120 miles is one of the hopes entertained by an ex
pedition that proposes to erect in Soutli Africa an enormous telescope weighing about fifteen tons.
"£*• ALUNiCi from thn fop of a 100-foot tower, at Allen
•*■ town, Pi(, Robert fPrlghtwell, 112, caught, up with n
steel bucksti iel bucket that had preceded him In his drop.
Fellow workers found Brightwell tightly wedged ln the
heavy steel container, but conscious and able to direct
them how. to release him. Surgeons eald he would recover.
meeting the other night all the old, officers were reelected toy acclamation hy an audience numbering a tittle
under nine hundred. When the Conservatives met a
week or so ago a continuous uproar marked the proceedings and two of the audience Indulged ln fisticuffs out-
Bide. And when the Conservatives of Oak Bay met recently this is a resolution they passed:
"Be it resolved, that we, the Oak Bay Conservatives,
deplore and regret that reports, rumors and propaganda
have t>een circulated throughout the province representing that there is a serious division within the party in
Victoria, and locality, all of which Ib causing considerable
harm to the party:
"We therefore would urge, in order to avoid any further
misunderstanding or misrepresentation, that the Hon. W.
J. Bowser reiterate his valedictory speech made at the
Conservative convention at Kamloops, r-nd that ln order
to make the situation peretlfyc clear he should publicly
announce that he has no intention and will not seek or
accept nomination at the forthcoming election, and ailso
ln our opinion he should personally request his admirers
to loyally support the leadership of Dr. Tolmie, both In
words and deeds."
Conservatives have blamed the Liberals for spreading
reports of dissensions. Wben the Oaik Bay Tories vgur-
atively ask Mr. Bowser to forego all his rights as a citizen and bury himself in obscurity it would seem that ill
Is far from well within the ranks of the Conservative
party. At least many Conservatives ore "up in the air"
over the situation.
Poems From EasternLands
When born, In tears we saw tboo drown'd,
While thine assembled friends around,
With smiles their joy confest;
So live, that at thy parting hour,
They may the flood of sorrow pour,
And thou ln smiles be drest!
c4ncient History
R. A. Brown's mother, Mrs. Robert A, Brown, died
at Walthi\m, Mass. on Monday last at the age of89
Robert Clark this week received the sad news of the
death of his mother at Petrolia, Ont. She was 79 years
of age.
The Spice of Life
We have printed almost every kind
of flsh story, so for variety we offer
this yarn, from Madagascar, which
you can believe if you want to. It is
found in a serious Parisian publication bearing the imposing natme of
Revue d'HiBtoire Naturelle Appli-
quee. i
In one of the laboratories of the
Madagascar Museum is a young Malagasy assistant whose grandfather
Is named Rainlmhalboka.
This gentleman, whom we shall
:all Ralnim for short, was fishing one
day in his home river when ap immense crocodile seized him. and car-
led him down Into the depths of the
Not being able to extract himself
Trom the jaws of the anl mai, but
knowing that crocodiles do not devour their prey until lt has putrlfled,
li-iinim pretended he was dead. He
was an expert diver amd kept his
The monster took him to a sort of
cavern in the river bank, of which
the roof was a trifle above the surface of the water, so that Ralnim
was able to breathe a little. But he
breathed under the eye fo the crocodile, who returned every now and
then to sniff at his prey and find out
if it was ripe enoug to eat.
After some time, however, the crea
ture withdre wfrom lhe cavern backward and disappeared in the river.
At this moment Rafnim heard above
the galloping of a herd of cattle
shaking the roof of his cave. Then
suddenly he saw the leg of a cow as
it broke through the earth. Rainim
seized the limb and clung to it, and
as the terrified animal drew ba|*k, she
dragged Rainim into the light.
As the lucky fisherman rested to
recuperate himself on the river bank,
he saw his would-be devourer come
back and lash about in a frenzy of
fury when he found his larder empty. The crocodile, however, wa|s not
permitted to protract his lamentations unduly; because when a shoal
of other crocodiles came around, attracted by the rumpus, and discovered that a colleague was so foolish
tp to permit his prey to escape, they
set upon and devoured him.
"Your Sister Anne has been very
bad for a week by-past with a could
which she got after the misels,"
wrote a Scotch schoolboy of a century and a half ago, ln one of a pttir
of amusing letters of old-time youngsters published ln a recent hook by
their ddlstinguished countryman,
William Roughead. "Misels" looks
quaint enough; still; a boy of our own
time and country might transform
mes Isles Into something equally queer
df he were not a good speller. It is
the other letter which could only
have been written long ago and far
away, and scarcely outside of Scotland. It Is from a very young nephew
to a comparatively youthful uncle.
A canny and precocious youth wsb
Nephew George!
"As you are about to quit your
fathers'," advises this surprising
youngster, "I am of opinion that a
helpmeet would be very requisite.
There is one Miss Gardner at Coupar
which I would recommend to your
view, as 8he is possessed of a good
fortune and no small shafe of Beauty, and other accomplishments due
to her sex. And I doubt not but you
might prove agreeable to her; at
least her Distinction or Extraction
is not so great but you might make
your addresses to her wdth safety.
Take this Into your consideration,
and by giving my kind compts to all
the family without exception you will
much oblige, Dear Uncle, your affectionate Nephew, Geo. Murray."
Whether or no the advice was
taken, and what, lf lt was, the la-dy
had to say upon the subject is not recorded,
Two prominent clubwomen recent-,
ly gave ■ program In reading, In dialogue form, ■ series of short paragraphs eaeh had written on a special
theme. First one would read, and
then In response the other would give
her offering Eaeh  had worked  out
her part of the program cleverly and
tried to put her share over with good
effect. Imagine the consternation of
Mrs. A when a friend, thinking ehe
had written the entire thing, rushed
up at th( dose and said:."Oh, your
program was so Interesting, but you
gave all the cleverest parte to Mre. B
to read. Why didn't you keep those
for yourself?"
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and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, arc invited.
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Termss—Cash and approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may bc seen a I the
City Clerk.
Mrs. W. J. Cook, who has been visiting her mother in
New York city during the past three months, returned
home last Tuesd&ly.
The odlclals of the Kettle Valley line are to be commended for their courtesy in placing their equipment at
the disposal of Drs. Kingston and Newcombe for the removal of the man who was fatally injured last week in
the North Fork country.
Sometimes the informality
of the spoken word
is more effective
than a letter.
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Little Tommy had a sore toe, so his
mother thought tbis a good opportunity to make him eat his cereal.
{'•tommy,'' she said, "if you eat
your oatmeal, it will cure your toe"
Shortly afterward Tommy came to
his mother with a very disgusted air.
"I a|te my cereal," he said, "but my
toe Isn't any better. I guess the
darn stuff went down the wrong leg."
THE SUN prints all the loeal news
and carries a number of interesting
features found in no.other Boundary
Reports received from various
guides in New Brunswick state that
partridges have increased; moose are
plentiful and deer greater in numbers than last year. On the Little
Tobique River beaver a**e more numerous this year, but not elsewhere.
Alberta's wheat crop is so good
that D. G. Coleman, Vice-President
of Western Lines of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, believes it will
reach 180,000,000 bushels. The record
crop so far is 166,000,000 bushels,
produced in 1923.
Expect Messiah
Rosebank Pride—71118, an Ayre-
shire cow owned by George Pearson
& Sons, of Wateriiown, Ontario, has
just scored a Canadian and a world
record for milk production, having
given 28,641 lbs. of milk, 078 Ibs.
fat With average test of 4.14 per
cent Her five years' milking record
Is 87^48 lbs. milk, 8,633 lbe. fat.
Aviation history is being made
nowaday*. Canadian Air Board
officials announce that enquiries
have been received from 15 cities in
Canada desirous of forming flying
clubs. At the same time Sir Philip
Sassoon, Under-Secretary for Air in
the British Government, reports
that the. first of the two huge
6,000,000 cubic feet dirigibles being
built ln England for Inter-Imperial
commercial communication will be
completed in about two years and
that the maiden trip will likely be to
Nova Scotia has won the Agent-
General's Challenge Cup at the Imperial Fruit Show beld in Manchester, according to official advice
by cable. Nova Scotia obtained the
greatest number of points in the
overseas section of the show, th*
basis for award being 4 points for
each first prize, 3 for each second,
2 for each third and 1 for each
entry receiving 75 per cent. Nova
Scotia had 48 entries and won 7
firsts, 8 seconds and 5 thirds.
The establishment of a game
sanctuary in western Nova Scotia
was announced recently by W. L.
Hall, Attorney-General of the Province. The reserve covers an area of
approximately 200 square miles and
contains fine scenery, majestic
rivers and forests and lakes- in
which trout and wild life are sure
to thrive. The new sanctuary will
take in the chief waterways of Lake
Rossignol, Shelburne River, Jordan,
Sixth and Fifth Lakes.
According td the latest Bulletin of
the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Washington, Canada ranks
next to British India as to tobacco
produced in the British Empire.
Stimulated by the preference granted Empire-grown tobaccos in 'the
British market since September 1st,
1919," says the report, "the production .of tobacco in Canada has increased from 144132,000 pounds In
1918 to 28,884,000 in 1926; Ontario
furnishing about 75 per cent, of the
product and Quebec most of tbe remainder."
Gasoline bas done all the damage
possible to the horse industry in
Canada, according to W. J. McCallum, horse importer of Brampton
and Regina, who arrived in Canada
recently on board tke C. P, liner
"Metagama." Mr. McCallum brought
with bim over 100 champion stallions which be purchased throughout the British Isles, France and
Belgium during the summer months.
He will take the* valuable shipment
west this winter and will dispose of
tbem throughout tbe prairie provinces. Mr. McCallum is optimistic
regarding the future of the horse
Industry in Canada and states thst
more pure-bred animals are needed
tm thia side of the water.
increasing interest is being manifested throughout the country in thc
project sponsored by the Department of National Defence regarding
light-aeroplane clubs, and two
queries have been received formally
requiring the Government to fulfil
its part of the scheme by shipping
the two Moth planes promised under
the provisions of the plan. Montreal and Edmonton are the first two
NEW    YORK.—A    new   Messiah
who will become king   of   the
Jewish   nation  and   whose   appearance will put an end to the next
world war is predicted by the orthodox Jews of Palestine.
They declare that he will be a
superman and that his kingdom will
be ft gretttc enter from which will
radiate {peace and brotherhood extending throughout the entire world.
The revelation of the Messiah will
be preceded by the rebuilding of the
temple, they say, adding that this
will cause the enmity of many nations, especially those of the Moslem
world. The last world wi'r will focus
Itself In Palestine, and at the critical
moment when all appears lost the
Messiah, coming fromm heaven, will
gain a decisive victory, according to
the prediction.' It is said he will lm
medTately be prochpmed king, the
flrst k. ng of the Jewish nation in
twenty centuries.
50,000 Jews Believe
Of the 150,000 Jews ln Palestine,
most of whom have returned there
from the four corners of the earth
since the war, at least 50,000 are ex-
pedin.'- developments to rapidly
transpire until at an unexpected moment the Messiah will be revealed.
"The Jews tfee praying every day for
the coming of the Messiah," declared
the president of the town council of
Peta Tlkva, the largest Jewish agricultural colony in Palestine.
"The Jews believe that some time
a Messiah will come who will bring
good not only to the Jews but to the
whole world," remarked D. Smithson,
wbo was decorated for distinguished
service in Palestine during the war.
"llhis Idea, .Is spreading throughout
the country," he continued.
"The movement to Palestine, the
settling on the land and the building
up of the Jewish national home, is
the forerunner of the Messiah," declared Ephralm Sacks, formerly of
Chicago, now president of the town
council of the beautiful orange-producing colony of Kehovoth.
Tbe ideal of the restoration of the
temple   just   prior to the coming of
j the iMesslah Ib soon to be realized,
' they hope. Ever alnce the destruction
of their last temple, in 70 A.D., by
the iRoman Emperor Titus, the Jews
I have  gathered  daily  at the  famous
"walling wall'  in Jerusalem praying
for the rebuilding of the temple. The
in vi /ilon of the Moslems in the seventh century resulted dn the erection
of t he Mosque of Omar, the third
most sacred shrine of performance of
the sacred rites of the ruined temple.
"lhe mosque of Omar will be torn
down soon and a wonderful temple
like Solomon's shall be built there!"
happily exclaimed a rabbi as he was
looking out over the temple area
from a window of his synagogue.
Rumors are widespread that the
specified parts of the temple bave already been prepared in vnrllous coun
tries, ready to be transported to Palestine i {ud assembled at a moment's
A group of Jerusalem Jews has
actually sent a petition to the League
of Nations asking for a portion of the
old temple site to ibe awarded to the
Jewish nation. The tabling of this
petition by the league has not duuiit-
ed their hopes for a restored temple.
So sincerely are they expecting it
that a class of prospective priests are
being taught the performance ofthe
sacred rites of the temple sacrifices.
The restoration of the temple will
create .intense animosity E(mong the
surrounding nations, they fear. "The
nations of the world will fight against
Jerusalem ln the near future," declared one of the largest manufacturers in Jerusalem. ,'The leaders of
tbe Jews sense the situation but they
are afraid to express their opinions
pubMcly," he remarked.
T|iie circumstances making possible
a war in Palestine will be te withdrawal of the British administration,
it Is believed. The secretary of a
synclgogue in Jerusalem said to a
New Yory Times correspondent:
"The Jews have been waiting 2000
years for England's help, but the
English won't always remain here. A
certain rabbi making a prophecy 700
years ago foretold that the English
would come into Palestine in 1916,
but he ijso stated that they would
leave Palestine before the expiration
of a quarter of a centeury. This is
yet to be fulfilled. Iben, he says, that
there will be a big war here. The
last world war will focus itself in
Palestine. The kings of the earth
shall fight .(gainst the Jews in Palestine, but the Messiah will come and
cause the enemy to be utterly defeated.
"The Messiah will be recognized as
the great world leader, the law of the
Lord shall flow out of Zion, and nations will learn of war no more," the
n'bbls firmly maintain.
THRTY years ago. an old New
England family of American
stock found that it could no
longer "make a living" from the ancestral acres. The farm was only
thirty miles from Boston, moderately good land originally, but worn out
by long and careless agricultural
methods. The family was ln danger
of becoming "town charges." The
father sold old place, took his wife
and children to a near by city, and
dlsoippdars from the story. Whether
or not he prospered away from the
farm we do not know.
The man who bought the farm was
an Italian immigrant, a thrifty and
-industrious fellow f rom Lomberdy.
He had a wife and beca)me the father
of four children. Hei put hard work
and plenty of fertilizer into the
ground. Within we years he had
built a new barn for the cows he had
begun to keep. Then he tore down
the decrepit old farmhouse and built
a comfortable though small dwelling
in its plaice. Next came a row of
well built sheds for his tools and
work shops, them a new horse barn—
for he understood horses better than
modern farm machinery. All the
tlme this f milly lived simply, bu
more comfortably than the American
family he had succeeded;the children were well clothed and sent
through the town schools, though
they all had plenty of work to do outside of school hours. Today the
Italian has one of the beet farms in
that part oft he state, with well kept
buildings nd an excellent cash business ln vegetables and fruits. And
he has $15,000 In the bank. His children havei grown up and gone away
to de for themselves. He has taken
stn orphan boy, a state ward, to whom
he pays twlce s much in wages as
tbe state requires. He is teaching
tbe boy how to farm, how to save
his money, how to carry responsibility.
Tony is growing old, but his greatest happiness is to work at restoring
tbe waste Part of his farm, which the
loosci methods of the American family had permitted to revert to bushy
pastures nd third growth birch and
pine scrub. He clears the land,pulls
the stumps, digs out the stones,
plants the ground flrst to hay and
then to vegetable crops. Acre after
acre he has in this way transformed
trom unkempt a|nd unprofitable idleness into cheerful fields of green
that laugh b ck happily dnto tbe
pleased face of their creator. You
sbould see Tony's eyes sparkle as he
looks at those fields, and hear him
say softly to one who stands beside
him, "Well, I leave the world better
when I go."
A sturdy, useful citizen is Tony,
respected by all who know him, beloved by £(11 who know him well. He
has brought something worth whil ■
from It ly to America. Massachusetts is a better state, the United
States a better country, because he
is   here.—Youth's   Companion.
JiONDON, Nov. 12.—The, Prince ol
Wales knows hds luggage. At an
Armistice week exhibition of the
handicraft of. disabled ex-service men
he .was shown a model of a Boston
bag by Captain Jamee Scott of Sheffield.
When the prince left the booth
Captain Scott we/3 observed laughing
''What's  the Joke," he was asked.
"The princci opened the bag," said
the captain, "peered inside, then
asked, "Since the bag has an American nt|me, where is tlm false bottom
for the whisky bottle?"
and the only answer is the echo of
ou wrailing cry. From the voiceless
lips of the unreplying dead there
comes no word. But in the night of
death Hope seas a star, and li tening
Love can hear the rustling if a wing.
He who Bleeps here when dying, mistaking the approach of death for the
return of health, whispered with his
latest breath, "I am better now."
Let us believe, ln spite of doubts and
fears, that these dear words are true
of all the counties, dead.—Robert G.
Ingersoll, at his brother's grave, June
2, 1879.
Life is a narrow vale between the
cold and barren peaks of two eternities.   We strive in vain to look beyond  the  heights.   We  cry  aloud—
The gentle, art of conversation is
almost dead, comments a| continental
madame whose salons once echoed
the babel of many tongues. She complains that loud jazz which drowns
out talk, the deep concentration required by bridge nnd mah-jongg anil
cross-word puzzles, the lack of vocal
exercise as one listens to the radio,
have turned the trick.
'Now all that remains Is for a scientist to discover that our entire vocal
nppanr.us  is ossifying.
Dyspepsia is  the  parent of many
disagreeable  qualities.
The Psychology of Color on a World Cruise
Inaugurating a direct mail service
by air from Quebec City to Ottawa
and bringing British mall to the
Capital 48 hours ahead of regular
train schedule, a seaplane with first
class mall from tbe Canadian Pacific liner "Montroyal" landed on
the Ottawa River near the Parliament Buildings. This ia tbe first
mail to reach Ottawa by th* air, and
is part of a more general experiment on th* part of th* postal
Manitoba's first fox show will be
held from November 80th to December 8rd, in the old Hudson's Bay
store at Winnipeg. J, H. Evans,
Deputy Minister of Agriculture, will
be superintendent, and A. M. Doylo
general manager. There will be
eight classes including one for the
best pair of matched foxes, one for
groups or herds and one for the
most desirable fox from a pelt
standpoint. Several championships
will be awarded, all of which are
open to air classes.
What is said to be the most valuable shipment of hones ever to
reach Canada arrived in Montreal
recently aboard tbe Canadian Pacific freighters . "Bosworth" and
"Bolingbroke." The owner is W.
J. McCallum, of Brampton, Ont., and
Regina, who secured these prize
animals in England, Scotland,
France and Belgium- They include
the famous "Lord Willingdon," for
which Mr. McCallum paid 810,000.
The horses will be sold throughout
the West after being exhibited at
Toronto, Chicago, Guelph and Ot-
In personajl loyalty the loyal can
get as much gratification opt of it as
the object of their loyalty does.
Cherhi Slossom Time, Japan
/rttsuufs .Pug Merchant
Colors that run rampant in the four
corners of the world provide the
contrasts that make a lasting impression on tbe memory of the world
traveller. Districts wholly different
in their colorful ensemble are but a
few mile* apart and the keynote of
theirstrikingcontrastsis color. Today
we hear much about color psychology,
- ita effect on tbe senses of people and
of animals; and how it affects temperament and even health.
Colors of the scattered ports of the
world that burst from quaint bazaars
and the costumes of the inhabitants
on the streets, vie with those* of
nature. The landscapes and. seas
differ; colors in architecture, and the
colors of princes, peasant and paupers,
gladden tha eye and make the blood
run riot in unison.
From New York on December 2 the
Canadian Pacifie steamship Empress
of Australia, will commence another
cruise to th e contrasting ports of the
world. This vessel will make an
entire circuit oi the globe anchoring in
66 ports and visiting 21 different
countries, covering during the four-
months cruise approximately 28,400
Funchal the Capital of Madeira,
and the first port of call is radiant
with gaily colored houses and gardens:
Costumes here are likewise brilliant.
Naples with the wonderful blue of its
sea and sky, with Mount Vesuvius
at one side and the Islands of Capri,
Ischia and Procida in the distance,
affords a vision of loveliness.
Japan in cherry blossom time is a
fairyland of color and sunshine, and
Fujiyama towers above the masses of
bloom, its white summit contrasted
against the blue sky. New Year's eve
in Cairo is most festive and here
colon run riot. The bazaar*, the
palaces and bright hued mosques
with their numerous minarets and
domes are color schemes of rar*
beauty. Each of the countries offers
an ever-changing vista of color and
strike vividly into the memory,
causing the traveller to become interested, consciously or not, ln color
One of the features of the world
cruise of the Empress of Australia, is
the way detail worries have been
taken out ofthe hands of the member*
of the cruise party. From start to
finish the ship is their home. Worries
in connection with foreign money,
customs regulations and language are
a thing unknown to the passengers,
as these details have been worked out
months ahead and handled entirely
by the cruise managers on board.
People take The" Sun
because they ||believe
it is worth the price we
chargej for it. It is
therefore reasonable to
suppose that they read
its contents, including
advertisiifents. This
is not always the case
wifh newspapers that
are offered as premiums with chroroos 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 con do business with them THE SUN:  GBAND FORKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
You Cannot Buy
in bulk. Sold only in sealed pa'cZlages.
3- P
The Hecla Mining company, of
Wallace, Idnho, hus started development work on the Union property tn
Franklin camp, on which lt has taken
a bond. Half a dozen men trom this
city hav,1 flone up to the camp to
work. Paul H. Schultz has been appointed superintendent, and a cttr-
load of machinery, including u compressor plant, Is being Installed. A
mechanic ls already on the scene,
and an assclyer will shortly amvn
from Idaho. It Is the intention of
lhe company to continue active operations all winter.
Invading at least the neighborhood
of the original home of the Mcintosh
r.pple, the Associated Growers of
British Columbia captured first place
ln the national Mcintosh class, open
to any Car.|.idlan grower, at the Apple Exhibition, held at- Montreal last
week. This triumph constitutes a
very strlKng testimonifil to thei superb quality, appearance and pack of
the British Columbia Mcintosh.
Mall your Christmas Rifts early
and save dlsi|ipointment to both
sender and receiver. Parcel and
other malls intended for European
countries shaould be mailed not later
thnn 29th November to connect with
tli8 sWamer Montclare, sailing from
St.  lohn December 6.
Concentration of holdings, expansion cf plants, an intensified production, are the plans of Peter Veregin
the Youngeroungor, head of te Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood, with respect to the operations of the Doukhobor organization
In this province, lie announced In an
interview at Nelson this week.
Grand Clirncellor Wadlin, of Revelstoke, paid an official visit to tho
local K. of P. lodge on Tuesday. A!
the conclusion of the lodge work, t>
banpuet wus served. A number of
knights from Greenwood were present and took part in the proceedings.
J W. Barton is reported to be
quite sick in the Grand Forks hospital.
During the Cliristmili season there
Is an unusual parcel congestion al
United States customs points. To
ensure delivery before Chmistmas
parcels for the United States should
be mailed earl;—not later than tlit
flrst week in December.
Registered letter envelopes, No. S,
size 6%x3% inches, for domestic as
well as foreign letters, embossed with
a 10-cem stamp on the flap for the
payment of registration fee, can now
be obtained i|t the post olliee, and arc
sold to the public at 11 cents each.
These envelopes are of <i linen structure and afford greater security to
the contents than the ordinary paper
envelope ordinarily used.
Robert Lawson is now the Apple
king of the Kettle valley. Ho
Bhlppeil over twenty cars of fruit
this .vet:.r.
.loe Sprat t has gono lo Franklin
camp to work for thu Heel's Mining
si. C. Wright lias returned from a
trip to Spoknne.
Parcels mid other mull for delivery in European countries before
Christmas should be mailed ut us
early ij dale ns possible, preferably
within the next two weeks, and al
the very latest to connect with the
S.'S. Montclare from Saint John on
December ti.
H. \v .-Gregory nf Greenwood was
In thi e-ty on Saturday.
Us'ivm Johnson cipic down from
'Franklin camp ou Monday for medical treatment. He had had the litis-
fortune to break one of his ribs.
■Glen Manly has gone to Moose
Jt|',,, Sask. to lake a position tin a
hardware  store.
'Mrs, F. J. Mlller.who underwent a
sursical operation in the Grand
Forks hospital a coup'.o of weeks ago.
continue1.* to Improve.
James llurd, who has been In the
GGrand Forks hospital for some
time suffering from stomach troubles,  Is  reported  to  be  convalesce nt. I
The 1500 Hundred Club of Grand
Forks and District on Tuesday paid
its tenth beneflt since organizing m
July, 1923, the sum of $3G5 being
paid to the beneficiary of the late
Mrs. Elizabeth Lepper of Nelson, B.
C. The club has paid out since Incorporation some $3287 In benefits,
and h»|3 a reserve fund on hand in
the Bank of Commerce of $2,558.89.
Membership is open to any gentleman or lady not over flfty years of
age, and not sufferlngfrom any phy-
sic.-ij] disability. Application forms
for membership may be obtained
from any of the directors or from
the secretary-treasurer, Geo. H.
Hull, who will appreciate your membership. Promt payment of claims
is a feature of the 150'0 Club, together
with the low cost of protection. In
the case of the payment to the beneficiary of Mrs. Lepiier, the clanm was
pf|3sed by the d'irictors and cheque
issued In settlement of same within
twenty-four hours of receipt of proof
if death. The directors are R. Gardner, president; D. C. Manly, R..
Campbell, D. It. rocksteader and O. :
G. Dunn, who will be glad to give any t
Information   concerning  the   club.
"Queer thing happened at the
Oriental Grotto movie palace last
night," said the landlord of the Petunia tavern. "In the middle of the
show the lights went out and didn't
come on i|?aln for half an hour."
"What was strange about that?"
asked a guest.
"Why, all the time the house was
dark no little boy kissed the back of
his hand or utter-:;:! cat-calls and no
grown-up lout mc|le a fool of himself
by hollering silly witticisms."
Hank—My   brother  ain't   been   arrested for ten yer?3.
Tony—What, ls he up for life?
y| VERITABLE mouth ofheU
PJ\ Is open in Ohio—perhaps
^■"^ the greatest fire on earth.
From the hllltlps one sees asf ar as
the eye can reach, thousands of miniature volcanoes belching forth ruin
on a fair land. In the mouth ot one
of tiie many craters one may stand
and gaze farb ack into the ei-rth and
see the raging Are that has been
burning since 1884. It has been eating out a rich vein of coal and devastating a region tin ft wasl .av.ishly
endowed by nature.
Forty-three years ago, during what
is3 till knowna s "the big coal strike,"
when miners were holding out for
more pay and were being beaten by
the Importation of strike-breakers
from further south, tlie old Plumber
mine, located dn Perry county, Ohio,
between Shtlwnee and New Straits-
ville, was flred by angry strikers,
along with seven other large mines.
It was the climax of a series of riots
and killings. That flre has spread
over an area of almost 50,000 ipre.
of valuable coal lands, involving the
whole of the Hocking Valleyd .istrict,
one of the richest bituminous coal
districts in the United States.
Tragedy Long Drawn Out
It seems inconceivable that so great
a catastrophe could occur within the
bounds of the United States without
attracting wide attention. But the explanation is simple. It lu|r. so slowly
and steadily progressed that it has
become commonplace tot he people
who live near lit It is not even a
topic of conversation, except when a
geyser of flre breaks out near a
cabin, forcing the occupiMts to hunt
a new home. But such minor tragedies are too common to attract much
cUentionin this land of tragedies.
And so, while sabotage has    been
thus dramatized on a tremendous
:. .wie for 43 years in the Ohio hills
the public at large has known little
or nothing of it. There are not many
visitors in.the great flre region, and
t.day few outside of the immediate
vicinity know that a great flre Is
burning under 64 square miles, fast
consuming what is left of Ohio' fisn-
est cor.1 deposit.
"Can't the flre be checked " the
layman who learns of the catastrophe
always asks. The answer Is un em
phatic no. Several private fortunes
and much public money lnive been
spent In attempts to put out the flre
and not the slightest -impression has
been made on lt.   The coal is of such
Highest Honors in Police First Aid
: ich ffuallty and lies so near the sur-
. ice that tt has been impossible to
halt the bames.
In one of the early efforts water
was pumped underground for three
years, but this only seemed to make
the fire burn more fiercely. As the
coal lies high in the slopes rather
than deep in the ground, the water
either runs off or turns to steam.with
ihe result that large cratters are
blown in the hillsides.
The usual method of fighting a
mine fire is to shut off the air and
:hus smother the flames. Here, however, whent he thick vein of coal
' urns out the earth above it caves in.
.his opens deep fissures in the earth
through which the flre gets a new air
.mpply. In rainy wether water runs
through these earth cracks and the
steam, forcing its way out, shoots the
James sometimes 50 feet into the
The coal in the Hocking Valley district aveares about 1700 tons a foot
if thickness per .pre. The average
hlckness of the vein is ten feet. To
late, 64 square miles, or 40,960 acres,
Jave been destroyed. On this basis,
;93,320,000 tons of coal have been
The loss has climbed from millions
if dollars into billions.   And that is
mt the bekinning of the story.
Constantly In Danger
On the highway between Shawnee
ind New . Straitsville at intervals
ilong the brick paved road are sign
Joards warning that cave-ins may oc
jur i-|t any moment—and they do.
Here and there a patch in the paving
mutely tell where a cave-in caused
the roaddway to drop as much as ten
ir fifteen feet.
Un the heart of this flre country
dozens of men are opening up new
passives to their small mines because the place worked the day before had become a seething furnace.
These miners are playing a game
with fate that makes ordinct-y mining seem like chid's play by comparison.
On the hillsides rise geysers of
steaming water. Great, red-hot flexures open ln the earth through the
blackened ruin of what was once a
verdant forest. Through the va'lley
runs a stream, from which, even in
Ibelow zero weather, there rises a
blanket of steam. Above the valley
hangs a pall of white smoke.plerced
here and there by the white tips of
ihe tallest trees and the crests of
the highest hills.
"John, don't ask my ftlther for any
favors yet."
"No, I won't."
"Wait till we're married."
TIMHI'll SAl K XttlBfl
SKALUD TKNDEKS will be received by tie
lllstrlet Patenter, Nclnoii, not later than
noon on the 1th day of lU'cember, 1927. for the
linrohiiMiof Ltcent'n X9166, near Pau Crvtk,
io cut 488.000 feet ol Kir and Larch and 18,581
Two (2) years will be allowed fur removal
nl timber.
Further particulars of lhe District Forester.
Nelson, H. C.
Phone 10
"he highest honors in flrst aid work among police teams in Canada this
year were carried oil by the Angus Works Police Team No. 1 of the
**A\** v.-la- TO-.'l. :- —t—•-•*. .... *. . ~ ..       —
the police champic.iship of eastern Canada.
The awards and medals were preLented recently in the board room of the
Canadian Pacific in Montreal in the presence of E. W. Beatty, chairman and
president of the C.P.R. and aropresentativegathcringoftheCompany'soflicials,
including Grant H--.ll, senior vice president, A. D. MacTier, vice president of
eastern lines and J, J. Scully, general manager of eastern lines. The Sherwood Trophy was presented to tha members of the team by Col. D. T.
Irwin, C.M.G., pr. ;t president of the St. John Ambulance Association and
connected with it since its inception. The various officers present expressed
their congratulatie-ns to the A«cp*s team fer the honors brought to themselves and to the railway c.otnp:*.::y in cenerul. During ths same presentation
-fivcral other Dominion awards  *'*"'  ~  '   "'    "
Canada, the state-, of Maine and Micllbnil.v**,'-*-*] by the Toronto Freight
Offices Team antl ihe Ontario Provincial Ch.r. . ionship also won by the
Toronto Freight QITlces.
Try our Special Tea
a at 65c per Ib
Shoes. Shirts, Overalls
Goodjjj-j'vnlues for Jyour
Call and see jus before
General Merchant
Transfer Co.
City Baggage and General
Coal,  Wood and   Ice
(or Sale
Office at R. F. Petrie's Store
Get Your
at the
Phone 25
"Service and Quality'
E.G. Henniger Go.
Grain. Hay-
Flour and Peed
Lime and Salt   •
Cei .lent and Plaster
Poultry Supplies
Grand Forks, It. C.
TUB value of well-
printed, neat appearing stationery ns
a means of getting ami
holding desirable business has bcen amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
Wedding invitations
Bail programs
Business cards
Vi  ' ng cards
Sh' - iug tags
Price lists
New Type
Latent Style
Columbia Avenue and
PalaceBarber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty
Vacant unreserved.survejed Crown
lands may be pre-eriytod by lirUish
subjects over 18 years of age, and by
aliens on declaring Intention to become British subjects, conditional
upon residence, occupation and im- ■
ment for agricultural purposes.
Full information concerning regulations regarding pre-emptions ls
given in Bulletin No. 1 Lsand iSeries,
"How to Pre-empt Lsand," copies of
wihich can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department ot -
Lands, Viivtoria, B. C, or any Government Agent
Records will be made covering only
land suitable for agricultural purposes, and which is not timberland,
i.e., carrying over 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 tbe Land Recording Division, in which Uie land applied for
ls situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commlssdoner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
Ave years apd improvements made to
tbe value of f 14 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant asp 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 ot first-class (arable) land Is
$6 per efcre, and second-class (graslng) land $2.50 per acre. Further
information regarding purchase or
lease of Crown land is given in Bulletin No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase
and Lease ot Crown Lunds."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
may be purchased or leased, on con-
diUons Including payment of. stumpage.
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding
20 acres, may be leased as homesltes,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected ln the) first year, title being
obtainable after residence and improvement conditions a/re fulfilled
and land has 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 is divided into grazing districts
and Uie range administered under a
Grazing Commissioner. Annual grazing permits are issued based on numbers ranged, priority being siven to
lestafcfished owners. Stock owners
may form associations for range management Free, or partially free, permits ar« available for settlers, campers and travellers up to ten head.
Wholesale aud Retail
en Ier ia
Havana Cigars* Pipes
' v SI Confectionery
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grand Forks. B. C.
P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
Irumlnion Monumental Worka
Aabfatoa Pkrodueta Co. Roofing
BOX 332
Furniture Made to Order.
Alio Repairing of all Kinds,
Upholstering Neatly Dona


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