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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Aug 12, 1927

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 It is a day's work to make every man you meet glad he met
OTTAWA—Within tht aanetuary
of tha aaaee tovrer, tha Prlnoa
of Walaa thia week dedicated
tha alttr whsr* will He the book of
rantambranee to tha sixty thouaand
Canadians who died In the World
There In the memorial chamber,
standing on atone from the battle-
fields ot France and Flanders, the
prince had around olm men wbose
names are known tn Cant-da through
and throuib. The Governor General
and Lady Willingdon stood side by
side with Prince George and tho
prime mlniater of Great Britain up.
Vis. Baldwin. The apostolic dele-
gattia atood close by the moderator
of the Presbyterian church and ttie
president of the Baptist convention
Premier King, in a fuw words, In-
vted his roytf highness to dedicate
the altar He spoke of what it
mteant, how thq altar was a gift from
the mother country of Great Britain,
of thow when the Book of Remera-
brtjnce was finally deposited, lt would
contain ths names of 60,000 Canadian
dead. M
The prince advanced. "In the
name of the people of Cam'ia," he
said, "I set apart the altar of this
chamber to receive and hold forever
the book of rconembrance to the
glory of those whose mimes are written therein that they may live for all
generations."   '
He raised the Union Jack and turned It baek...And, aa ha turned it, revealing a book on a cloth of red and
white and gold, a shaft ef sunlight
streamed through the windows and
worda Inscribed on the altar were
clear and distinct. ^_~
"My marks and scars I carry with
me to be a witness tor me that I have
(ought his battles who will now be
my rewarder. So he passed over
•nd all the trumpets sounded for him
on the other side,"
As the last words fell from the lips
of the -prince, the Last Post echoed
through tho silence of the tower.
Above, the tit's dipped in tribute.
Faintly, from the great square out-
aide could be heard thei guard ot
honor called to the present
-' Silence fell again-—a silence, complete, overwhelming—the silence of
remembrance, cjnd the the carillon
"Oh valiant hearts who to your glory
Through dust of conflict and tbrough
battle flame
Tranquill you lie, your knightly vlr-
s tue proved, ^^^
Tour memory hajlowtid in the land
you loved."
iHon. J L Ralston, minister of defense, spoke.  .
' It waa fitting, he said, that on this,
the eve of the anniversary of the outbreak of the war, we should turn
•side .to remember the sons and
dcjughtei-s whom the chamber has
Immortalized. (Faithfulness such as
theirs had brought to the building of
our national structure the strength
which came from courafge, perseverance and determination, the virtues
ofi Jesus Christ, patience and willingness to endure.
.Premier Baldwin, in hla address,
recalled worda spoken by Socrates ••
he went to his death two thousand
yeara age.   The wordai
"And ao we go our ways, I to die
•nd yeu to Hve, and whioh le better
God alone knows."
"And God alone doea know," Mr.
Baldwin proceeded. "For four years
the cream of our generation streamed
Into France and Flanders tind Galllpoll from all corners of the earth,
and   when   they passed along they
THE Associated Growers will com
pete again this year, not only
in the Imperial Fruit Show In
Mt/nchester from October 28 to November 6, but also In the Toronto
Winter Fair competition late In November. Higb honors for British
Columbia were captured by the Associated last year ln both exhibitions.
It is likely that a car of Associated
apples will be sent to each show;
Thostl qars will ibe made up in Penticton under the direction of C. W.
Little, who has been so successful in
former years with cooperative exhibits, 'Mr. Little is now in Penticton mttking prellmlntjry arrangements.
For some time the AssociatcH directors debated - the advisability ot
sending an exhibit to Manchester this
year on account pf the fact that the
bi),is of award in connection with
the agent-general's cup had been altered For the gold cup previously
won three times by tha\ Associated
and now its permanent property, a
straight competition was the factor. ]
But for the tsgent-gttaeral's cup the
province wins the honor which sends
Int the greatest number of -prize-taking ({xhlbtts. This naturalyy throws
a very heavy burden on the Associated and at the same time makes the
competition less desirable from the
cooperative organization's point of
Mr. Little states that competition
in the 'Imperial Show is eotceedlngly
keen and at Toronto it ls growing
keener eajch year, now that the Ontario efthibitors have learned to discard the barrel for the fancy box exhibit.
Apples from various sections of Associated territory will bo, gathered
in Penticton during the fall, and a
carload will be packed for Manchester, with another for Toronto. Associated o clals hopq to repeat this
year their former successes at these
two premier shows, de-spite -the Increasingly strong competition at Toronto and the changed conditions at
Manchester. In both exhibitions
British Columbia is ot course at great
disadvantage on ajecount of distance
SUN'S WEEKLY TRAVELOGUE    J in the vine-yards are constantly turn
HE Sea of Marmora-or the Proj J"f "*'}'**• PleceB of broken pottery
"And so.we go our ways, I to death
•nd you to live, and which Is the batter God alone knows."
"And that grea|t secret will not be
known until we too shall have all
passed away. 'What we have to do
is to see, that their stf-riflce was not
made* ln vain.
"The question is often asked
whether the sacrifice was not made
in vain. We who survive alone can
give the answer And thq happiest
moment for all of us will be when—
if we so conduct ourselves ln this
worM ss to make their sacrifice
worn while—who can answer the
queftW? Then, when we too pass
on, those who come after us will say
that tetter all, the sacrifice was not
made in vain"
Once more the bugle echoed
through the chamber.
Ot was reveille, sounding the dawn
of anoi»ia*r dtiy.
Ten ways for a man to go broke
farming hejva been suggested by the
agricultural  college  at  the  University of Tennessee.   Here  they are:
1. Grow only one crop.
2. Keep no live stock.
3. Regard chickens and a garden
as nulsr(nces.
4. Take everything trom the soil
and return nothing
fi. Don't stop gullies or grow cover
crops—let the . topsoll wash away,
then you will have "bottom" land.
6. Don't plan your farm operarlons.
It's hard work thinking—trust to
7. Regard your woodland as you
would a coal mine; cut every tree,
sell the timber, and wear the cleared
land out cultivating lt ln corn.
8. Hold fast to the Idea that the
methods of farming employed by
your grandfather ajrej good enough
for you.
9. Be Independent—don't join with
your neighbors In any form of cooperation.
10. Mortgage your farm for every
dollar It will stand to buy things you
would have) cash to buy if you followed - good system ot farming.
And so you bave delded to plunge
yourself Into the literary world, doctor?"
"Tes, indeed, I have. You have
no idea what an enormous demand
thera is tor the books on symptoms
among the people who haven't anything the matter with them!"
"The sun," says a famous English
scientist, "is the greatest physician
In the world."
The trouble over there, we understand, is that it ls hard to get an
[ pontls, If one wishes to be classical—And its shoreB, have probably been the scene of more stirring
etvents in history than any body of
water of similar size. It ls little
more than 100 mlleslong and forty
miles across at its broadest point.
Thus it ils about the same sizq as
Lake Cbamplaln. The Marmora Is ?■
sort of veBtibule between thd outer
and Inner doors of the Blak sea—
the Dardanelles and the Bosporus,
The Marmora and the Black seas
are no more than twenty miles apart
at their nearest point, but it is astonishing what a difference in aspect
twenty miles may make. The Marmora has much of the, softness of air,
vividness of color, and beauty of scenery that we associate with the Aegean and Ionian seas. Thread the narrow slit of the Bosporus, however,
and you pass into an entirely different world—sterner, barer, rockier,
colder. It is partly pea-haps tbat the
Black sea Js very much larger
While Its two historic-gateways—
the Dardanelles and thq Bosporus-
are strategically the most important
features of the Marmora, that picturesque little sea has a character of its
own, and one not to be caught from
the deck of a Mediterranean liner ot
from the windows of thei Orient express. Such impressions as the passing tourist takes away are chiefly of
the flat and treoless Thracian shore.
The longer Asiatic coast, however, is
much more indented, and rises on its
southeast-shore to the whie peak of
the Blthynian Olympus. A higb.green
headland divides the eastern end of
the Marmora into the two romantic
gulfs of Nicometdia and Mondania.
The south shore again ls broken by
the mountainous peninsula of Cyzi-
Off its windy western corner lies
a group of islands, of whioh tha largest Ib the one that gives Marmora its
name—a mass ot marble ten miles
long, famous from antiquity. for Its
quarries. Another considerable island
is the ong, white sandpit ot Kalolim-
nos, just outside the Gulf of iMou-
dania; but best known are the Princess IsieB, a little archipelago ot
rock and pine that is a favorite summer resort of Constantinople.
In any other part of the world this
inland sea wou d long ago have become a place ot sojourn for yachtsmen and summerers, so happily is it
treated by sun and wind, so amply
provided with bays, capes, islands,
mountains, forests, and all other accidents of nature that make glad the
heart of the amatejur exp orer. As it
is, the Marmora remains strangely
wild for a sea that has known so
much of life; yet its shores arc* by
no means uninhabited and between
them pile-) many an unhurried sail.
The focus of this quaint navigation
is, of cooursc, Constantinople, standing high and pinnacled on either side
of the crookeU blue crack that opens
into the B ack sea,
The busiest town In the Marmora
after Constantinople is Panderma on
the; south shore, joined to Smyrna by
a railway that taps one of the most
fertile districts of Asia Minor. In its
vicinity exists one of the few borax
mines in the world. Anotlitr ittle
railway climbs through the olive
yards of the Gulf ot Moudanla to
Brusa, on the lower slopes of Mount
Olympus. This de ightful town, thc
flrst capital of the Turks and their
most picturesque city, is the Hamburg of the Levant, enjoying a renown of many centuries for Its hot
mineral springs. It is also the center of an anciemt silk industry, first
introduced from China in the sixth
century Iby Emperor Justinian. Its
cocoons are considered to rank In
quality above those of northern Italy
and are much exported to America
and to France.
Another ancient watering place] of
the Marmora is Ya ova, in the wooded hills above the Gulf of Nicomedia,
whose] baths were visited of old by
Emperor Constantine, and there aro
many less frequented hot springs ln
tbls  region.
More numerous than the settlements of today, however, are the
ruins of yesterday. (Every harbor,
every hsjdland, has some fragment ot
ancient masonry,   and the   workmen
bits of suu ptured marble, that have
come down from who knows when
or where. About no body of water ln
the world, of equal size, have stood so
many stately citlrts.
The true question of the straits
arose as early as the fifth century B.
C, whim Alclbiades of Athens, counseled the people of Chrysopolls, the
modern Scutari, at the southeastern
extremity of the Bosporus, to take
to 1 of -passing ships. Yet another
aspect of the question of the straits
had already arisen earlier in the
century, when the Persian expeditions against Ssythla and Greece
crossed the Bosporus and thq Dardanelles.   What success they had we    „„ „, „
know,    and how a   counter-invasion  troj   -j0arfj
under Alexander crossed' the Dardanelles in 344 B. C„ crushing the Per- falnM
sians at the battle of Granlcus.
It was in the period fo lowing the
death of Alexander, when the kingdoms of Bithynla, Pergamos and Pon-
tus flourished in northern Asia Minor
that the cities of the Marmora began
to take on their greaest importance.
Chief among them was Cyzlcus, on
the southeastern side, of the peninsula of that name. Founded earlier
than Rome or Byzantium,posses8etd
at different times by Athens and
Sparta, by the Persians and Alexander, by the king of Pergamos and the
republic of Rome, Cyzicus was long
celebrated as one of the most splendid cities of the\ ancient wor d. Its
gold staters were the standard of
their time.
With the rise of Byzantium, how-
erver, its glory passed away. Goths
and earthquake ravaged it; Constantino and the Turks found it an Inexhaustible quarry for the public buildings of Constantinople. Today there
ls almost no trace of its marble
among the vines and o ive trees of
the peninsula.
Nicomedia and Nicaea, in Bithynla,
were also accounted no mean cities
in their day. Indeed, Nicomedia, bequeathed to Rome with the rest of
his kingdom by Nicomedes III, In 74
B. C, Ibecamei for a moment, under
Emperor Diocletian, the capital of the
world. As for Nicaea, it has three
times brJen a capital.
Nicaea, now Isnik, is not in all
strictness a city of the Marmora, but
tihe ake onwhich it lies is geologically a continuation of the Gulf of Moudanla. A placet of importance long
after the Blthynian period, it is chiefly remembered today for the two
councils of the church which took
place there in 325 and 787,
A thid Blthynian city, which we
have already bentioned—Brusa—haB
more than one tit e to celebrity, not
lctast among which is that its foundation was ascribed to the advice of no
less a personage than Hannibal. At
any rate, tbe great Carthaginian fled
after the Punic wars to the court of
King Prusias of Bithynla and committed Buicide there-, ln 183 B. C, to
escape falling into the hands ot the
The history ot the greiatest city of
them, all, Constantinople, has for
near y 2000 years been largely the
history of the little Bea that lies before lt. It was founded, a Httle later
than Rome, by seamen from Megara
PENTICTON, B   C, August 10.—
Fruit demand this season is the
best yet experienced ln the Okanagan, it was declared by prominent
local   fruit   men tbis week.   Prices
e^   possibly * not so high as in the;
post-war    years,    but    the  shipping
houses certainly experience no difficulty whatever]  ln selling their products at the prices fixed by the con-
So   far in fruit, the the
control board prices are being main-
tlad   returns to growers, de
spite the shortness of the crop, should
make a satisfactory total. Packing
houses are often behindwlth orders
-and also havc> a hard time supplying,
up-the-lake  points  with  produce  to'i 23, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
mixed cars. '
Some hail damage was experienced
bera on the Penticton bench as a re-
HB regular meeting of the city
council waa held ln the council
chamber  on  Monday    evening,
the mayor and all the aldermen with
the  exception of Aid.  Simmons  being present.
Lots 7 and 8, block 5, plan 686,
were sold for $110.
The yalter alight committee reported tbat considerable water belug
used out of the prescribed hours, and
it was proposed to put on a man with
authority to turn off all water running out of hours, and the clerk was
Instructed to collect $2 before lt
would be turned on again; also that
the West Kootenay company were
using practically all the waiter out of
Mill creek to operate their trans-
foriSjtirs. The report waa accepted
and the clerk was instructed to notify
the West Kootenajy company that
the city would expect to be reimbursed for the water used.
The board of works reported hav-
ig   operated   tbe rock crusher for a
j few days, and had   used   the   finer
' crushed   rock   for minor repairs on
the streets.   Jatnes Walker had been
granted a few days' layoff.
The parks committee reported the
erection of another small building at
the Tourist park.
The Capadlan Pacific Railway and
Kettle Valley Line bylaw was given
its preliminary readings and will be
submitted  to the  people) on August
The disposal ot the abandoned railway bridge crossing the Kettle river
,,,a_a_aaaoaaMsBBais^Hl>asla^Hal 1 st   Third   street   was   discussed at
sault of the sudden afternoon   storm ,ength and ,ald oyer fop further con.
on  Monday. AppleB  in  the  Corhlnh-1   .-
It is hard for the unsophisticaed
listener who ls having his flrst experience with the radio to realize
that the music or the voices he
hears are, perhaps, ten, fifty or flvj
hundred miles away. The Tatlcr
tells the wholly creditable story of
a passing farmer who was colled into a house in northern Ireland to
hear radio for the first time. The
host gave him a pair of headphones
when a concert was In progress.
The man listened a minute an'l
then said: "Boys, that's great, il
never (heard the likes of that before."
Then, abruptly taking off thet headphones, he exclaimed: "There's u
band coming; I must go out and hold
the horse's head."
on Monday. Apples in the Corbish
ley, Mclntyre and nearby orchards
were marked. The loss is not general, howevr, nor ls it heajvy. Bkaha
lake orchards do not report any damage whatever.
Cherries, with thai exception ot the
odd box of Olivets, are through at the'
cooperative  packing  house The  co-*?
operrt-tive's early estimate of ninety
tons was exceeded by fifteen tons
Apricots are just getting over the
(peak of eight to nine tons through
the house daily. Tbey will b«through
in another ten days. Already more
than two-thirds of the early estimate
of 73 tons for the coopedative has
been taken care of.
Triumph and Victor peaches are
coming into the cooperative in volume. They are not sizing up as well
as hoped tor and will be a\a avarage.
Peach plums are coming in at the
rate of three or four tons daily and
are of good quality. There is a flne
demand for them. M^~^^
Transd,entlants MrabB and Clapp's
Favorite pears will be starting next
In connection with testing apples
and •tpears, particularly the latter,
for the proper stage; ot ripeness for
packing, the packing houses use a
unique device.
It is an apparatus about fiftet-n
incljes long, with aj graduated scale
and a pointer. There Ib also a small
electric light from a tiny batteiry. At
the end of the device Ib a rubberized
top top and behind it another wide
protuberance which gives a) connection with the light. The skin of the
fruit Is removed for a spot and the
fruit is then pressed against the rubber end When thet flesh breaks
through and pressure Is made against
the scodn projection, the light flashes
A reading ls then made on the scale
Experiments have shown the various
readings for various fruits, hence it
is an cusy matter by testing one pear
to tell when the crop of thatof that
variety In a} given orchard is ready
for picking.
Many mixed cars are being made
up at the cooperative here, and Penticton receives shipments of celery
from Armstrong, tomatoes from Oliver, cucumbers and peippers from
Kelowna, and onions from Oliver and
Kelowna for this purpose.
"If I   were   you I'd be boss ln my
own home, or know the reason why,"
exclaimed the bachelor to his married
"Yes,   exactly,"   said, the married
man.   "I know the reason why!"
"Stop!" ordered the man in the
road. "You are exceeding the speed
"That's all nonsense,' retorted
Blank, bringing his car car to a
"That's what they all say," said the
other, climbing into the car. You te 1
your story to the magistrate at Hlcks-
vllle, just seven miles up the road."
The trip was mabe to 'Hlcksvllle in
silence. When the oar drew up In
front oft he coutr house the man got
out. "Much obliged for the ride,' he
satd. "You can settle that matter
with the magistrate if you want to.
As a stranger around these partn 1
don't think my word would coun IJ -
That th<| new committee of direction operating in British Columbia's
fruit industry to assist in profitable
marketing has proved its usefulness
in the cherry deal, ls the assertion
made by J. A. Grant, markets commissioner for British Columbia stationed in Calgary.
"Marketing of the cherry crop was
the first work done under control of
the committee," he says in a| bulletin
issued from Calgary Saturday. "The
results have proved very satisfactory
to growers, shippers, jobbers and the
public. We have interviewed jobbers at a/11 prairie points and have
not htflrU a word of adverse criticism
on the decisions of the board We
are decidedly of the opinion that the
committee! of direction will bring orderly marketing and fair returns to
the interior fruit tkid vegetable growers of British Columbia.
"Wc| noticed a feeling in the Okanagan valley that the committee was
too ready to reduce prices. There is
nothing sound in the] argument. The
board will be well t.plvised to step on
any competition on our commodities
during the season on the prairie mar-
key-*, offering equal goods at prices
shading the best price our competitors can make.
- "Our advice to growers ls to give
their full confidencel tnd patient support to the committee.   They have a •
hig job on their hands and we know
they can master it"
A couple of weeks ago The Sun
mado the positive! statement that the
Cooper bridge would be rebuilt. This
week the public works department
ls advertising for tenders for the construction of the saline. As tenders
close on tbe isth inst. it is reasonable to assume that this much-traveled highway will soon again be open
for  public   trallic.
A    farmer    wbb calling down his
hired hand for carrying a lantern on
his way to see his girl.
"The    ldefe!"    he   e xclaimed.   "I
never carried a lantern when I went
courtln'.   1      always    went    in  thc
"Vm, and look what you got," an-
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Notes • Notions • Notables
THE people of British Columbia, particularly those whose
political tendencies Incline toward Liberalism, have
noted with considerable pleasure the editorial continents
ln a reoent Issue of thtl Montreal Star with regard to the
financial .position of this provinoe und lu especial, the
economic measures inaugurated by the Oliver government.
'It is understood, of course, that the Montral Star is low
and has alwi|y.s been a stout adherent to Canadian Conservatism in its fullest sense. Consequently when it says
that "the agalrs the province huve lieen improved during
the past ten yei|rs"—the) periotl in which the Liberal administration has been Inn o cc—"to. an extent which removes thej danger formerly associated with the railway
question," it is not pronouncing a judgment h:.|utily formed
It nnotes, in fact, that "it wis the agreeable duty of the
provincial erasure r, Dr. J. D. MacLean, in his last budget,
to &,nnounee reductions in the income tax and in the personal property tax amounting to half a million." The Star
then goes on to point out to its readers that "the province
Is able to pay Its wily and has started ln to liquidate the
obligations entailed by the Pacific Great Eastern railway.'
Moved by the continued illness of Premier Oliver, whom
the Star ajjlways has admired, even ii it at timep has differed with his ipolitlcs, the Montrel journal proceeds:
"Whilr, regretted by all, and particularly those wbo have
been ln touch with his valuable public services, Mr. Oliver's affliction hi|s not interfered with the smooth opeira
tion of the administration." It is then contended that
"in 'Hon. J. D. MacLean the ministry has an able administrator whose plans for financial reform huve effectively
helped the provinct-j over a severe time." An idea of the
manner in which the .Star assesses political values, as compared with the division of votes in a legislt(ture, is obtained froom its comment upon the Oliver government's
majority in the house. In this rtigard it says: "li
last election all three party leaders were biia|ten. The
government has a slcinder majority in the present house;
but it has persisted in u policy of improvement for the
railwi|y and in public finance and hus succeeded in the
task to a point where the future is brighter." From this
the Montreal paptr notes that during the past year the
debt of the province "was reduced by $3,000,000, leaving
$16,000,000 in the sinking fund ratfdy to apply on public
debt, which amounted to $43,029,000 net at the end ol
1925." The Montreal Star is a staun chConservativt
newspaper. But it findds it simple to congratulate a| government, whether Liberal or Tory, which follows strlcl
business methods in dealing with public affairs.
low the highway and other plpjces where It is 3000 feel
or more*. Aside from the scenic grandeur of this highway,
piercing as it does some of the most rugged mountains in
the stae, the marvel in its construction is the wondar of
the auto tourist It ls on the direct route between Mesa
Verde, Telluride, Ouray, Silverton and Durango.
ROALD AMUNDSEN, the; famous Norwegian expllorer,
who won the race to the South pole, was once asked
whether he longed for any particular sort of food a she
struggled miserably through the snow. He replied that
hn was alwajys longing for a cup of hot coffee and a plate
of bread and butter. Men enduring hardships in foreign
lands never seem to pine for rich French dishes, but for
the everyday things they despisejd at home
TAJ HEN the British Columbia Electric Railway company
* T publishes its statement for the fiscal year ending on
June 30 it is expected to reveal a large increase in itt
eajrnlngs over the previous twelve months. For eleven
months ending May 31 aggregate gross eurnings had
shown un advance ot $044,000, and net eurnings a|n increase
of about $250,000, standing for the yeur ut $3,387,090. A
dispatch from Otta'wa the other day dealt with employ
ment throughout Canada and referred to this province
in the following terms: "The advances in British Columbia were the largest ever reported on July 1, and the in
dex, of, 122.9, was at its maximum since the record was instituted in 1920. A totul working force of 85,515 persons
was employed by the 671 firms whose data were received
and who had 78,976 workers in the preceding month
Manufacturing concerns," the dispatch concludes, "par
tlcultpiy canneries and lumber mills and construction services, recorded the mot gsuins." Observers of economic
conditions, who deul in facts und figures and not in political propaganda, declare tht|t the conditions reflected by
these two items of news indicate a business stability lu
British Columbia which augurs well for the future e(ncl
constitutes a tribute to the manner in which the public
affairs of the province have been conducted by its government in the last few years. At least they furnish proof
thait capital wisely Invested iu British Columbia earns
good returns and is as safe as lt could be anywhere.
CO FAR as known no one has yet suggested a| Rat Kill-
*•» ing week, although it is common knowledge that tht
rats of this country destroy foodstuffs worth many millions every year. Rut colonies in barnyard refuse, around
strawstacks and under and adjacent to smafll buildings can
be quickly cleaned out by pumping calslutn cyanide dust
Into their burrows.suys M. S. Johnson, associate professor
Of zoology, University of Minnesota, iioon after fumigating a rat colony on a farm in Cottonwood county, Mr. John
son and the farmer collected 21 dee|d rats which were neai
(Slough to the SUrfaoo to be easily found. Tho rodunts
had succumibed to the cyunltlo gas, This demonstration
by the university iiii,m wus witnffisbd by many fanners
and mude a vtiry favorable impression. But the most generally useful method of getting rid of rats, especially when
Ihey are not hold In ntlrrow confines, ls to poison their
food with barium carbonate. This should be used in the
'proportion of ono part to lour parts of any food that is not
otherwise available io the, rodents. Barium carbonate
Is a deadly poison, and must be handled carefully.
it HE chucrh of St. Apolinards, in Ravenna, Italy, is per-
J haps the most important existing ei-ji-Iy Christian basilica. It was begun In 034 untl is noled lor its very singular circular tower, which is  120 feet high.
A SWEDISH inventor lias produced a new type of pave
«■ ment thr,t, lie says, will stand a greater weight than
asphalt, will not bc.| softened by heat antl will not be made
slippery liy rainy weather.   It's cheaper, too, he adds.
THE most expensive road built in the United States is ir,
Colorado: This is tlio stale highway belwiien Ouray,
Sllvoilon (iinl Durango and parts of il cost $50,uoo r| milo
This highway follows an old toll road and to construct it
the state had to bli^-11 out large sections of the inountans,
build masonry embankments, fill In gorges, construct
bridges *|nd construct stone Walls fo make travel safe.
Thereare numerous places wherct the stream in iho bottom of the canon near Ouray is more than 200o fust be-
THE most redoubtable horseman of the eighteenth century was John Wesley All through his life he rode
from 60 to 70 miles a day; ajfter he was eighty years 0!
age his record lor a year was from 4000 to 5000 miles.
Often re was ln thn) saddle by 3 a.m., and when weafthei
permitted, lt was his custom to ride with loose rein, reading history the while. —
JDOLSHEVISM is the/ name given, first to the theoriet
■*-' ^ii(l later to the practice, of a section of 'Russian so
eial democrats. Since the Bolshevists came Into powei
in Russia, ln 1917, thei word ''Bolshevism" has become
currently synonymous with communism. The Bolshevists,
as a body, were formed in 1903, when the second conven
tion in London of tht*f committee of the Russian Social
Democrat pa|rty formed under the czarlst regime to work
for the replacement of the| state structure by "a dictator
ship of organized proletariat," according to the theories
of Karl Mapx, the party dividend into two groups; tht
Bolsheviks (meaning "majority") with 26 members, anti
the Mensheviks (meaning "minority") with 25 members
After 1910 the two groups did not sit in one committee
and in 1912 the. Bolsheviks, under the leadership of Lenin,
deposed the old central committee at the conference 01
Prague, declaring: "We are the party."
tt A GE sixteen Occupation, aviator." This is the way
■*»■ Robin Sanders-Clark, reigning hero of English boy-
dom, and Great Britain's youngest ajviator, lists himself
in filling out questionalrels. Robin hos just completed
his tests for a full-fledged airplane pilot's certificate. He
cannot, however, obtain his c«|rtiiicajte until next year, for
under the British air ministry rules certificates may not
be issued any one under seventeen years of age.
Tie Spice of Life
It ls told of Walter Damrosch, the
famous musician and conductor, that
he was once asked to attend a musl-|
calei at which an ambitious young
woman was to play on the piano. At
the conclusion of the program, the'
pianist's mother, who hoped tbat Mr.
Damrosch would engage her daughter
for a concert tour, approached him
and asked what he thought of the
young woman's performance!
"Remarkable," he replied. "A wonderful resemblance) to Ysaye."
"But," said the puzzled mother.'
"Ysaye Is no pianist"
"Exactly," replied Mr. Damrosch,
smiling blandly.
Sir Herbert Tree, the eminent English actor, was an original person
with a curious and often surprising
idea of wit. 'While walking up the!
Haymarket on one occakion, says the
Tatler, he met alady of his acquaintance. Sir Herbert swept off bis hat
with a flourish apd, still holding lt In1
his hand, stood talking to her for sev-'
eral minutes. j
"What a magnificent lining your
hat has," she said, glancing at the
bright red silk. |
"You admire that lining?" he cried
in his most melodramatic manner,
and with a swift wrench he tore lt
out apd thrust it into her unwilling
hands. "Madam, lt is yours," he
said impressively. Then he walked
majestically away, leaving the astounded lady clutching a few scraps
of red silk.
'C-RENCHgymnastics are to mlake the hody flexible and
■*- to free it from habits of muscular tension, and relaxing
exercises are/ used. These consist ln making absolutely
limp one pi*rt of the body after another, and finally the
whole at once by removing all tension from the articu
A COMPLETE Bible, even illustrated, apd mc|asuring
-*■ only one by two Inohes, ls owned by Mrs. Julia L. Anderson, of 'Springfield, 'Mass. The covejr contains a magnifying glass to be used in reading the extremely finti
print. The Bible is the King Jamep version and wap published in 1821 by the London firm. 'Mrs. Anderson bought
lt 20 years ago in a Hartford, Conn., bookstore for less
than a dollar.
HOMAiN pavement of red a*pd .black tiles, the work of
n. craftsmen ot the first century A. D.., has been uncovered by workmen on a Bite at Founders courts in London, near thq Bank of England. Under the supervision
of antijuarians the pavement was cut into sections and
brought to the surface. It is about six inches thick, the
tiles being set in flne mortajr over a layer of coarse gravel.
p HE American Golfer says: "Our estnmate of the
a. number of golf courses in the country is 3600 to 2700.
vVe also estimate that there are probably 1,500,000 who
play, or play at golf. This includes men, women and
iT HAS become common to sell bananas and aggs by
the pound and wood by the ton, but the other day H.
Ia. Feppmeyer, Topeka caol man, extended the custom by
selling a team of horses tor two and one-half cents a
RABBIT hunters in South Dakota, near Pierre, took an
idea from "J3ed Time Tales" thut is working out flne.
Rabbits, mistaking the kites for birds of prey, run for
cover and become an easy mark for ttae gunners.
Poems From EasternLands
Yes, Leila, I swore hy thee fire of thine eyes,
I ne'er would a sweetness unvaried endure;
The bubbles of spirit, that sparkling arise,
Forbid life to stagnate and render lt pure.
But yet, my dear maid, tho' thy spirit's my pride,
I'd wish for more sweetness to temper the bowl;
If life be ne'er suffer'd to rise or subside
It may not be flat, but I fear 'twill be foul.
—Nabegat Benl Jaid.
o4ncient History
The ccity council has decided to abolish the office of city
solicitor, and at the meeting on .Monday night the office
"'■(■i declared vacant after August 31.
Thomas Newby, pioneer of the city, was thrown by a
bucking broncho on Wednesdey and badly injured.
P. A. Z. Fare reports that his peanut crop is in excellent condition. |He has requested the Kettle Valley railway to build a spur to his ranch. ■»
Men are being laid off at the Phoenix mines owing to
1 shortage of coke, afnd the smelters of the Boundary are
tlso ulTecttrt by the shortage.
J. A. McCallum, city clerk, left on Wednesday f or a
month's vacation at the coast.
McNeill & Henniger, the flour and feed merchants, have
puchased the premises which they occupy on Bridge street
fiom Norman McLelaln.
Frederick A. Wallis, New York's
som-missioner of corrections, believes
that prisons should maintain themselves.
"Prisoners must work," be said.
"Aftc-lr all, prison is a punishment,
ahd there is o call for reformers to
pamper the lawbreakers.
"A tramp staked a farmer's wifct one
day for a piece of bread. As she gave
him a piece of pie she- said:
"'Poor fellow, you look as lf you'd
seen better days.'
" 'Yes, so have, ma'am,' said the
tramp. He shoveled about a cubic
foot of pie Into his mouth with his
knife and added, 'once I dwelt in
marble) halls.'
" 'And how,' Bald ttae farmer's wife,
'did you come to'lose such a) nice
"'Term expired,' said the: tramp."
William B. -Sklllman running for
aldermlaB In Brooklyn, did not get
much attention from the newspapers
and his campaign was not getting
anywhere. One day each of the papers received a telegram charging
Sklllman we-s living with a woman
not his wife. The papers "ate it
up." Thejn an investigation showed
Sklllman had sent the telegrams himself, signing an assumed name.
"Sure, what of it," he said, when accused of this. "It's all true. I am
living with my mother."
Recently ln school a class was reciting grajuunar.   The teacher asked:
"Ruth, what ls the difference    between   an Intransitive   verb   and a
transitive verb?"   The answer was:
'"One;   is   transitive apd the other
Barnes—I make my son   practice
four hours a day.
Rod—Heavens, man,   you'll   make
him halte music so much that he will
give it up. '
Barnes—Fine!    That's lust what I
Paris, though It lias had ne king ef
Its own for a good many years, Is ths
"happy hunting ground" fer monarch* either deposed or merely on
vacation. - t is said that two deposed
kings, King Manuel of Portugal and
the, shah of Persia, war* seated together at a' fashionable public resort, placidly sipping « cool drink
•nd watching ths ...entertainment
when a' Parisian ..tat .down an the
only extra ehslr at thslr table The
newcomer made himself agreeable,
and the conversation soon became
When the time came fer departure,
the Parisian asked with whom he had
the honor of speaking.
"I," said the former king of Portugal, "am the king of Portugal."	
"I," said the former shah, "am the
shah of Persia."
Tlieir unknown comipanion betrayed no astonishment. "Good night,
gentlemen," he said politely, and
then as he turned to go he added,
"The Grand Mogul bids you   adieu."
Manuel Is reported to have laughed
but the shah was not so well pleased.
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Applications for immediate purchase of Lots
and. Acreage owned by the City, within (he
Municipality, are invited.
Prises«~From $25.00 per lot upwards.
Termst—Cash and approved payments.
List of 'Lots and prices may bc seen at the
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   $1.00 per year
Half the people are worrying about
being found out—the other balf about
being taken ln. i
Away back in thr sixties thousands of
Jioros of J*>ril lull Columbia's (iniber wore
sold for orin cent p< r acre, which looked
like a f-iir price»--llien. To-dny similar
limber is worth from SloC (o $200 im
ucre, so tremendously hns timber appreciated in value witbin the scope of nn
nverngo lifetime.
Whnt  the young growth of to-dny will
be worth sixty y urs from now is beyond
computation if it is protected from fire
und allowed to reneh maturity.
Thc m i'»l is obvious.
unwrapped, $1.50 to  _.   1.75
Pears,  180 and  larger.-    2.50
Plums, per box     1.40
Cantaloupes,  Standards      1.75
Cantaloupes, 'Flats   75
Committee of   Direction prices, f.
o.b. shipping point:
Plums,  Peaoh,   layered   $ 1.25
Apricots, No.  1, per 4-bskt    1.75
Apples,  wrapped,  per  box    2.00
In  cratite       1.75
Cookers     1.50
Tomatoes, Semi, No. 1    1.25
ditto, No. 2     1.001
Cucumbers, per box  601
Celery, washed, per lb      .06
Celery, unwashed, per lb. 05'
Peppers and Eggplant, per lb 16'
Onions,  Bermuda,crates,per  ton 56.00
Sets, ln sacks, per ton  40.001
'Sllverskin, per peach box    1.25
Cabbage,  standards,  per  ton.... 30.00
!     Ponies," per  ton    35.00
Carrots,  per  ton    30.00
Beets, per ton   46.00
. Turnips,   -Squash   and 'Marrow,
I    per ton    40.00
Potatoes, strlaght off mixed cars,
I    per ton  _ : 28.00
!    Washington—
Peaches, Dewey, per box     1.10
' Apricots, per  4-bakt erate    1/50
Plums, Peach, 4-bskt crate 1.30
j Tomatoes,   28-lb   lug       1.00
Onions, Walla Walla, per cwt....   1.20
Apples, Wealthy and  Duchess,
Gorky Core or Brown
Gore of Apples
This ls the season ot the year when
attention ls being drawn to corky
core or brown core of apples. Its severity varies from year to year, but
Ita prevalence during the last few
years has caused a great deal of anxiety to many growers. This disease
ls charasterlzed by the occurrence ot
yellowish-brown areas ln the core
and fsometimes in the outer flesh o
the apple, but shows no external evidence on the apple and it ls only on
cutUng that one can be certain of its
Investigations on the cause of the
disease have been under way at the
Held laboratory of plant pathology,
Summerland ( B. C, for four years
and, while theso are not yet by any
means complete, many facts concerning the conditions under which
the disease appears have been ascertained. A thorough 1 nvestigation
has, so far, failed to show the presses-tec ot any fungus or bacteria iu
connection with this disease. We
'believe that the trouble is altogether
caused by an unfavorable growth
condition, to whioh the trees suffer
ing from the disease have been subjected. Th«fdlsease occurs on trees
which have suffered from extremes ln
soil moisture conditions during the
latter part of thei growing seaaon,
that ls, we find it on trees which have
too much moisture and also on trees
which have too little moisture during
tbis period. These extremes appear
to kill off the feeding system of the
tree and there results therefrom an
unbalanced condition in the buds that
are to bear the nclxt year's crop.
Control recommendations for the
grower are: /First, to see that there
Is no excess moisture remaining
around the trees during the late summer and early fall. In our irrigated
section the danger of seepage is always present and the grower must
make certain that it is not this condition that is agectlng the trees.
Second, where treeB are/ growing on
shallow, open soils, to see that the
irrigation water ls applied late
enough In tthe year to prevent too
much drying out of the soil between
thq time wheir the irrigation water
is shut off and when the fall rains
Further details on this problem
will be gladly furnished by the Summerland laboratory.
In Ms recently published memoirs,
G. B. Burgin, the English story-writer
and journalist tells the following
story about Prof. Stephen Leacock;
A short time ago Leacock was the
guest of a literary club to which I
belong, and when I was called on to
Bpeak I remarked that that morning
while I was walking in Higbgate
cemetery one of the cemetery custodians had joined me near the tomb
or Lord Strathcona and had said regretfully: "Lord Strathcona is the
only distinguished Canadian we have
here." Then he brightened a little
and edded, ''But there's vacant lot
beside his lordship."
Whereupon I explained to him
that curiously eno gh I was goto to
meet another distinguished Canadian
that evening and would try to induce
him to make the necessary arrangement b for occupying the vacant
space beside Lord -Strathcona.
Leacock had listened with strained attention. On rising to reply he
disregarded tbe points that the other
speakers had made and said: "Although I am deeply grateful to Mr.
Burgin for his thoughtful arrangements regarding my obsequies, I re
gret   to   inform   him that they will
JorEconomical "Btmsfort-imOri    *
In 1927
this Chevrolet 2-door
Sedan (Coach) Cost
In 1920
this Chevrolet 2'door
Sedan Cost
Chevrolet of
■even years ago
with the Chevrolet of today and realise
how radically Chevrolet has revised all
conceptions of motor car value.
In 1920, the Chevrolet illustrated here
represented the highest standards of
quality and value ... at a price of $1795
(f.o.b. Oshawa) .. . over a thousand dollars more than you pay today for a Chevrolet that possesses style, luxury and refinement unthought-of in any car a few
years ago.
In following its fundamental policy of constant
-■■' improvement, Chevrolet has built up a production volume which places it first among all cars
in the world. And Chevrolet has shared the savings of volume purchasing and production, with
the public by reducing the prices of Chevrolet
cart. ,     .   „
So, today, you get a Chevrolet with amazing
2UALITY in its every detail at a fraction of
ie cost of a similar model Chevrolet of seven
years ago. .    c.„,c
Ji R. MOOYBOER, Grand Forks, B.C.
Amazing Quality^
Canadian Engineers Coming Back
D. McCALL WHITE. Designed tha
first V-type, eight-cylinder engine,
the first of the high-speed school.
Ho fs a graduate of the Koyal
Technical College of Glasgow, and
before going to U.S.A. had locomotive experience and did designing
work for the Arrol-Johnston, All-
British, English Daimler and tha
De Lucca-Daimler, the Napier and
the Crossley, and his cars have been
winners of the Dewar trophy in
England. In the United States he
has been chiefly connected with
Cadillac design snd later with tha
Lafayette. Present residence in
Amtomoiite Trestle Jtmmil.
Englneers of outstanding ability,
Canadian-trained, are looking
towards the development of tbe
industries and natural resources
of Canada so that they can come
back. In fact, several prominent
engineers have come back to Canada during the past few months.
An outstanding instance of tbis is
Mr. D. McCall White, a Scotchman by birth, who, after serving
as Vice-President and General
Manager of the Cadillac Motor
Company and more recently as
Vice-President and General Manager of the Lafayette Motor Company, has announced hiB acceptance of an executive position with
Brooks Steam Mptors, Limited,
whose President, Mr. O. J. Brooks,
had searched the ranks of executives in Canada, the United
States, England and Europe. One
of the remarkable things regarding Mr. White's cbange from the
conyentlonal type of motor to
steam ls the fact that he started
originally as a steam engineer,
and lt is undoubtedly affection for
this first love which has induced
him to give support to the manufacture of steamer cars. Mr. White
undoubtedly ranks with the foremost pioneers of the automotive
Mr. White's flrst Important experience in the designing of motor
cars came during 1906 and 1907,
when he was employed by the
Daimler Motor Car Company aB
special designing engineer. Afterwards he went to Naples as General Manager of tbe Italian Company. After completing his work
for the Palmier Company, Mr.
White joined D. Napier and Son,
Limited, ot London, England, as
Chief Engineer. Napier built tbe
first six cylinder car in the world
and lt was Mr. White's job to
design a car which would remain
supreme in speed tests for two
years. This he succeded in doing
and during his connection with
bases his prediction on his many
years of experience ln the automotive field."
And in connection with the appointment, too, Mr. Brooks made
a significant statement. "I had
the pleasure of riding with Mr.
White at the rate of over flfty
miles an hour ln our newly developed bus," he said. "He was
supremely delighted with its performance. After a thorough examination of the boiler and
burner units and other features
of Its construction, he declared
that the Brooks Steam Bus was in
a class by Itself, and so far superior In performance and long lite
that competitive products would
make no showing against it."
In his connection with General
Motors and as Chief Engineer of
Cadillac Motors, Mr. D. McCall
White met a great many of the
younger generation of Canadian
engineers drawing down very substantial salaries. "It is only natural for them to go where there is
work for them to do," he explained, "and as soon as the present
prosperous trend in Canada brings
development work to tbe fore,
you will find Canadian graduates
flocking back again."
Announcement is also made by
the same company, of the appointment ot Mr. H. A. Oswald as Factory Manager. Mr. Oswald has
been ln the automobile business
for a period of twenty years as an
executive for some of the largest
manufacturers In the States. He
was born ln Toronto, July 15th,
1890, where he spent his boyhood and received his education,
Later he went through a post
graduate course in mechanical
engineering at the School of
Science, Pottsdown, Pa., from
which institution he received his
degree of Technical Engineer.
Returning to Toronto, he served
a six year apprenticeship at the
in Chevrolet History
the Napier Company he designed, James Morrison Brass Manufao-
- -- - • ■ ...... . .— •-■'turing Company, under the direction of his father, who was at that
time General Manager of the Company, the oldest and largest brass
company in Canada.
Another Canadian with quite a
distinguished engineering career
in the United States ls also joining the same organization, ln the
person of Mr. J. Heber Coyne,
B.Sc., who obtained his degree in
electrical and mechanical engineering from the University of
Toronto in 1909, and is a native
of St Thomas, Ontario. He bas
had a remarkable career as Chief
Engineer tn tbe development of
the Knight Sleeve Valve Engine,
and during the war, with the
Packard Motor Company he bad
charge of design work ot the
Light Six and Liberty Aircraft
Engine, and after that became a
member of the Advisory Engineering Staff of General Motors.
He Is a member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers of
Great Britain and Society of
i AutomoUvo Engineers of America.
three of the highest priced cars in
To many of the leading men ln
the industry, Mr. White's acceptance of steam as the logical method of transportation is significant
Of the change which is taking
place in the industry Itself. There
are many today who wonder
whether the genius which has
gone into the making of the modern motor car has not been misapplied. Perhaps the situation
was best summed up by O. J.
Brooks, President of Brooks
Steam Motors: "It would have
been impossible for us to Interest
D. McCall White," he said, "had
lt not been for his early years of
experience in the designing of
steam engines for motor purposes
and his long standing belief that
steam is the ultimate power for
road transportation. Mr. White
foresees a future when steam
engines will take the plac* of internal combustion engines for
automobiles, bnses, trucks, tractors, aad all motor vehicle*.   He
have to be cancelled, as I have al-
reay decided to be buried in Westminster Abbey.
Help was scarce, and the packers
had tc be treated with great care to
keep them from walklnk out. The fore
man of the Dig apple-packing house
had suffered almosta all he could
stand. A lull came in the rush of
work, and one ot the sorters, a thin
little girl with big eyes and an Irish
name, began to try her hand at packing.
"Here you!" cried the foremah,glad
to relieve his feelings .on some one.
ut that outCPut that paper back!'
The girl' eyses grew larger as she
meekly laid the paper on the counter; opt she kept them fixed on him
"Put it on the shelf where it belongs," he ordered.
She did so and with her wide eyes
still fixed on his said gently, "You
don't have to speak kind like that to
me I ain't sick or nothing.'
One theory of compensation is that
a person should be paid for his work
according to its difficulty and not according to the ksill with which he per.
forms it. A woman of whom the Tat-
er tells was a convinced adherent to
that theory.
A lady was about to engage a maid.
"It seems to me,' she said, "that you
ask very high wages, seeing that you
have had no experience."
"Oh, no, mum," answered the girl
earnestly; "you see it's much harder
work when you don't know how.'
Hhat words with a double meaning
sometimes confuse most I ntelllgent
persons ha soften been demonstrated.
How intelligent the old lady we read
of ln Sunbeams was we do not know;
her mistake was at least understandable.
A young subaltern was showing his
elder y aunt around the camp one
summer even ing when suddenly a
bugle blared out
The old lady started. "What was
that for?" Bhe asked apprehensively.
"Oh, that's tattoo," said her nephew
"Oh, is it reaaly?' she said. "How
very interesting. I've often seen lt
on soldiers' arms, but I didn't know
they had a special   time for doing it."
taste   is the flower of good
People take The Sun
because they [believe
it is worth the price we
charge for it. It is
therefore reasonable to
suppose that they read
its contents, including
advertisroents. This
is not always the case
wifh newspapers that
are offered as premiums with chromos or
lottery tickets
Advertising "to help
the editor." But we do
want businessadvertisf!
ing by progressive business men who, know
that sensible advertising brings results and
pay. If you have something to offer the public that will ^benefit
them and you as well,
the newspaper reaches
more people than a bill
and if you have the
goods you can do business with them THE SUN: GRAND FORKS, BBTTISH COLUMBIA
when you want a change.   It's delicious.
Charles Mudge, government agent,
and his son, Charles A Mudge, of B,
C. Henniger's store, left on Sunday
morning for sixteen days' automobile
trip, which will be spent mainly in
touring Vancouver island. They will
rer-ph the island by the Anacortcs-
Sydney ferry.
The following Orspd Porks people
are attending the Vancouver exhibition this week: Mr. and Mrs. A. G
C. Mason, P. T. McCallum, Mrs. J.
A. McCallum and Miss Sarcji McCallum, Mr. and Mrs. James Walker,
'Mrs. J. A Hutton and sons Ernest
and Chester, and Mr. i.|udMrs. Jobn
Donaldson and family.
Mr. and Mrs. II. SSL. Henderson and
fan. 11 r 1 |ft or. Sunday morning for a
week's vacation at the home of Mrs.
Kenncyih Henderson took Pat Maginnis up to Franklin camp on Sunday Lewis Johnson and Mr. Maginnis   are   still   developing the Union
The Christina Lake Lumlber company has finished sawing for thei season and ls now shipping lumber.
Miss Ruth Eureby, a popular young
lady from this city, was married in
Nelson this week to B. Hoogerwerf,
who runs out of Nelson on a Canadian  Pacific  railway  pajsscnger  train.
T IS baldt'ace, outrageous lying;
the de iberate stuffing of automobile tourists from the ttffete east
with a pack of the most fantastic
yarns the resouceful westerner can
in vi |nt. Each season sees formidable additions to the stock and an unceasing supply of new victims, gullible   beyond   human   comprehension.
An intercisting group gathers, and
the fireworks commence. "Brother,"
lie is gravely informed, "you surq
started for the right p ace. You'll
be a new man when you roach Los
Angeles, that is," lowering his voice
mysteriously, "if you get thctre alive."
"What do you mean?" Jone's
dormant fears flare into a bright
"Mexicans, brother, that's what I
nn.an," his new friend whispers
hoarsely. "The bandits are out! If
you were just an ordinary man, I'd
advice   you   to   turn   right     back.
They're   running   wild in New Mexico."
Beyond the quicksand country
Jones ran into the reptile son**-.
Awe-struck he sat at the feet of a
weiatherbeaten storekeeper, who initiated him into the terrors of the rattlesnake country beyond. By way
of tuition be so d Jones a horsahatr
rope to stretch about his camp at
night This kept the rattler from
climbing in his bed.
Rattlesnakes filled his dreams and
waking moments for two days, then
faded before a graver me-lice. Jones
met the sage who introduced him to
the hairy tarantula. The tvsntula
has figured in so many detective mur-
dt|r stories, where its bite causes the
decease of the victim, that lt ls a
sure-fire hit. The description of its
appearance: is always vagoe enough
to cause the sucker to shy vlo ently
at every spider he melets thereafter.
John Henry Jones piloted his machine out of the Mojavq with a grin
on his face. The pess-agented terrors, that failed to materialize, had
broken the back of his credulity. He
was still grinning when he surmounted cajon Pass, and started tha quick
descent toward the distant orange
groves of California. He had lost
the Nttw York air. {Some of it had
been scared out of him in the Kansas Mudhole. New experic-nces
dropped bits of it along tlie roadside.
The rest of lt had bet-en ibaked out ln
the deets.r He was now bringing
the new vision of life, paUfully ac
quired, back to earth. In fact he
was i n a fair way of becoming a
Nevertheless it is a terrible gauntlet to ask any mann to run. Something, something serious, ought to be
done about It
Among the many interesting recollections in Robert XT. Johnson's
Remembered Yesterdays ls this diverting story that Sarah Orne Jew-
ett, the New England novelist,used
to tell:
In a New England town there was
a stout—oh, a very, very stout-
young woman who was accustomed
to walk n the twilight with her |
steady admirer. One evening as
they' were Baunterlng along and he
was "sparking" her he noticed an -unaccountable change ln her demeanor
toward him. For once becould get
from his bulky companion only curt
and short replies to his most devoted
For some time the young man was
perplexed- and depressed until finally
a bright thought came to hint. He
went half round his sweetheart,and,
lo and behold! he found another fellow sparking her on the other side!
"Man's   a   tyrant,"   declared Mrs.
Scrappington.   "Isn't he, John?"
"Really, my dear, I hardly—"
"Is he or Is he not?"
Simpson—The    newspaper   printed
your letter, didn't it?   What   makes
you think the editor didn't agree with
the statements you made?
Samson—He   didn't   correct     the
grammatical errors ln it—or the mis
spelled words.
T T. Wf.llker, C.P.R. railwayman
running out of Tadanac, visited hie
family here on Saturday.
The C-P.R. is prosperous. A new-
platform, is being built at the Third
strec-t station.
Mrs. She's. Sandner, from the head
of Christina lake, was in the city on
Al Traunweiser left the first of the
Week for a vacation trip to the coast
R. H. Graham, a settler from the
prairies oon Sand creek, was fined
$25 and costs by Magistrate J. A. McCallum on Monday on a conviction
of a chargc| of setting out clearing
fires without having obtained a per-
pilt. Gljli|ham pleaded not guilty,
saying he wished to explain the case.
Some are born famous, some ac-
Uirqe fame, while others become
famous by accident. In thet following item from the Nelson News you
cna do your own classifying: "H.
E. Woodland put a match to some
Brans to see if the grass would burn.
It did. -It cost him about $5 to employ nn-n to put it out. He was fined
$25 and costs for lighting a lire without a permit. Mr. Woodltlnd wanted
to clear off some grass on the golf
course. He intended to apply for a
permit after he found out whether
the grass was dry enough to burn.
-He pleaded guilty lo a charge of
lighting ,i| flro without having a permit before Magistral^ J A-. McCallum."
When wo use the namo, word tn
mean two different things—anl the
English language often economizes
In that way—we risk causing a misunderstanding of tlio kind that annoyed a lady that lho Minneapolis
Trlbuno tells about. Sho approached
thc pos1. oifice window belligerently,
"Yes, madam," replied the post of-
flice clerk. "Kindly fl 1 in this form
and i*tato tlio nnturo of your com-
"Well, It's no business of yours,"
ihe woman replied, "but if you really
must know, its rheumatism. I have
it vory bad across my shoulders."
News Items From Everywhere
The general cor!
season of the yen-
bia   and   the   an-
about   has   savntl
timber from rlc?t'-
far  this year  th*"
216 forest fires i
compared with  .'
period  of last  y
tondition  of  the
~X ither for this
•i ilritish Colum-
int of moisture
~i nrroat deal of
it'tit n by fire. So
- hnve been only
* the province, as
l for the similar
ir. Tlie present
woods  are  excol-
A young tried her hand one day
at Scotch shortbread. She was so
well pleased with her success that
she) spread a piece of shortbread
with apple butter and gave it to a
boy who was rolling the tennis
The boy returned in a few minutes and Bald:
"Much obliged for the apple butter,
ma'am. Here's your piece o' board
As a sign of ag 'cultural progress
In the west snd industrial prosperity here, the i iternational Harvester Company, Limited, have just
sent two of the largest trainloads
of threshers ever shipped to the
weat over C.P.R. l;-*es from the east,
the first train coi listing of 43 cars
with 111 thresher: and the other of
40 cars containing 103 threshers.
Tbe ratepayers of Victoria have
sundorsed a by-Is rs providing for
civic support of r oroposal for the
establishment by British interests
of a motion pict *"e producing industry here, by a vote of 2,137 to
663. The city wr*, thereby authorized to guarantee bonds of the concern to the extent of $200,000 after
{500,000 had been raised by British
motion picture di: tributors and exhibitors.
A thriving new industry in Southern Alberta, whir1* is making progress and is full cr promise, is that
of the raisin j of iSlo ponies. Three
ranches are engaged exclusively in
this industry arJ ranchers and
farmers are corni; ,' increasingly to
engage in it as a side line. About
five carloads or one hundred polo
ponies leave Soul '.ern Alberta annually for the United States.
The Development Branch of the
Canadian Pacific Railway in co-'
operation with M icdonald Agricultural College is conducting eapcri-
ii.,>nts on the farm of Donald Fraser
at Plaster Rock, K.B., to ascertain
whether gypsum, cf whicli there are
large- deposits, ha. special valu.- in
connection with potato culture.
Members of the si iff of the college
ara supervising field tests on ths
The itinerary of the party of one
hundred    British   newspaper   men
who  will  arrive rt  Quebec August
12, provides that during the month i
they  are in  Cant la the  Britishers  !
will visit practically   every   corner j
of the Dominion tnd, besides visiting every city of importance, have
an opportunity of studying at first
hand Canada's nat-xal resources and
investment possibilities.    They will
travel across Can ida and back on
Canadian Pacific lines.
Ottawa,   Ont. — Canada's   total'!
wheat yield for the season 1927 is
forecast  at  325,075,000  bushels  by
the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.
The estimate for the three Prairie  .
Provinces is 305,or„'.000 bushels and i
for the  rest of  t":mada 20,023,000.  '
Th? total yield of iats Is estimated
nt   389,768,000   b-shels,   of   which
226,297,000  bushel*   is  assigned  to
the   Prairie   Provinces.    Barley   is
estimated at 88,8"0,000 bushels, of j
which the Prairie Provinces are ex-
pected to furnish 71,724,000 bushels. I
Rye is given at 12,169,600 bushels,
of which  10,664,0^0 is allowed  for
the  Prairie   Provi-ioes.tT   For   flax- '
seed, 5,319.300 burhelsls estimated, I
of which all  but   107,000 bushels it |
allowed for the Prairie Provinces.
air mail service between Winnipeg
and Fargo, North Dakota, has been
inaugurated and the first mall fori
Winnipeg from the United States ar-]
rived recently.
The Shorthorn bull, King of the
Fairies, recently sold from the Canadian ranch of H. R. H. the Prince
of Wales to a United States breeder,
again won the premier prise at tb*
Calgary Exhibition.
Evidences of the renewal of interest of Old Country Investors in West,
ern Canada are seen In a number
of recent transactions recorded sjt
Winnipeg, including the propose*
erection of three motion picture
houses by means of English capital.
Medemc Beauperant, when clear-
, ing his farm south of Verner on toe
i Canadian Pacific lines, found a 306-
' lb. boulder which   was half native
| silver and worth about $1,200.     *ps
I discovery has aroused  considerable
Interest among mining men In Cobalt
and elsewhere who are arriving Im
London, Ontario, now has an air
harbor. Through efforts on the
part of tbe Chamber of Commerce aa
ideal air-field site has been takes
over and, within a month's time, will
bo completely equipped and marked
■o as to provide an air depot available to all planes that seek London
as a stopping place.
According to a financial statement
issued from the headquarters of tho
Canadian Pacific Railway Company,
the gross earnings of the Company
for the first six months of the year
ended showed an Increase of $3,614,-
778.06. The net profits, however,
decreased about $900,000 due to a
four million dollar Increase in the
working expenses for that period.
Quebec City lived up to its traditions as the historic gateway and
welcomed tbelr Royal Highnesses
the Prince of Wales, Prince Oeorg*
and Premier and Mrs. Baldwin with
a tremendous burst of enthusiasm
and a blaze ot color. Vast crowd*
thronged the docks and waterfront
as the Canadian Paciflo S.S. Empress
of Australia, bearing the distinguished visitors to Canada, steamed Into
Experiments in rust prevention by
means of spraying chemical over
wheat fields from airplanes is about
to be tried out in Manitoba, under
tiie direction of the Dominion Government Department of Agriculture.
The chemical used Is merely sulphur
in a collodial state, technically
known as "Cola." It Is said that
one 'plane can treat 6,000 acres a
day, flying at a height of 60 feet
The machine will carry 700 lbs. of
chemical in the mechanical spraying
apparatus.       **
"Austrian bakers have discovered
that with the use of Canadian flour
they can make more and better
bread. The prohibition of night
baking also favors the employment
of fast-baking flour," says the Commercial Intelligence Journal, Ottawa.
Frederick Franke, Austrian Consul,
says hit* country is anticipating with
gratification a trade treaty with
Canada; for. while the war reduced
Austria's population from 64,000,000
to 0,000.oon lhe city of Vienna has
Still 2,000,000 to feed.     .
il.-LKI) Tl'NDKI'S will be leoeived hv the
llistuei   tfoieftter, Ni-Uoi,,   not  later than
unon mi tlip-M-lilUl of August, 19^7, for tl'e
imrcliasti- of   l.it'eiiri-    X9I14,   m-ar    Mi-Hoe
Urcolt, to cut in-M. lizard lies of SaWtuirs,
,li,-l 5i»T es.
Ono (1) years will  lie alluwcd for removal
uf iltiibei.
F,i>-ities imrtli-tilars nf the Chin    Fore'ler,
Vli-turia, or tbe Distrlot For, ster, Nr ton, U.C
'Tender for
St'ALI.D TEXI'EIlS oiiiloised seisoer ror
Cooler Bridge ', will be reieived by tlie
llonollliilile the 'Uisis-ti'r of I'uMlr Works sip
to lioon of Thinsduy.tl.e 18 b'luy of Aokusi
i'latis, ispei lilt atlons, contrdet, nl,d form of
Under may be aeen on snd utter tbe 4th dny
ot Aucust. 1927, at the lluparinieiit of Public
Won s, Parliament B itldtusrs. aid at tile 'follow Ina*. officers! District Kiijrlneer, i-entlcton,
11. ,11.. and General Ht-rtmau, louri-linuse.
Vopt su. plana, spenlHoiitloiit, etc., can be
obtained frnm nny of the above named on
Moment of a d, posit of ten dollara (110),
whioh will be refunded mi return ol the
li.'ut s, ete., in stood tondition.
Knob tensior must be accompanied by an ae.
cepted bank cheque on a chattered bank of
Giinadu. • ade payable to the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works, in the suinof nineteen hundred dollars (tlBUO), wMoh shrill be
foi felled If tbe ,,mt> tendering decline to enter Jntucontrar-twhcuca led upon todoso.
The cheque of the successful tenderer n ill.he
retained use urlty for tl e iltt: and faithful
performance of thc work till the satisfactory
completion of the cont aet.
Tonders will not be considered unless mnde
out on the furors snpplied.sls-i'ed with the
actual 'I usturo of tun tenderer, and enclosed in the envelope fin nished.
The lowest or any etider not necessarily
Deputy Minister and
Pub ie Works Kiir-ineer.
Depnrtrnent ol Public Works,
Parliament Buildlngts
Victoria, B.O,
August 1st, MS,
VOTK'KISIIr.KKY t;IVIiN IliiU the reserve
^ covering Lots HOOBs, WOTs, W108. and
SWUs, Simllkaiuevii Division of Yule District,
is cnncelled.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Depurltneiit of Lniul.,
Victoria, B.C..
13th July,  IK7.
PfcoM SO
Try our Special Ten
S!at 65c per lb
Shoes, Shirts, Overalls
Goodj values lor -*our
Call' and sec jus before
General Merchant
Transfer Co.
City Battftafte and Genera >
Wood and
for Sale
Office at R. t. Petri**! Store
Get Your
at the
"Service and Quality" j
Phone 25
E. C. Henniger Co.
Grain, liny
Flour and Feed
Lime and Salt
Cement and Plaster
Poultry Supplies
Grand Forks, B. C.
THE value of well-
printcd, neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has bcen amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
Wedding invitations
Bail programs
Business cards
Vi."''■ ng cards
Sh' ing tags
Price lists
' Circulars
Dodgers (
New Type
Latest Style
Columbia Avenue and
Uke Street
PalaceBarber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty'
Vat-ant uiir«sarveil,siirr<--r,<<l Crowu lands
may be pra-ampteil br Hriti I, subjtiets ot.r
IS -raara of okc ami lijr alien-nu dsjol.rlan
Intention to Ineoitie British subjaets, oomll-
tloual upon real len—-. isrcispatltiti aud hu-
prov.meut for affrleuliaral pur-iosa.
Full lliforanitloa cuuierll.uti ro-n Ist Ions
rfgitrdiiiiTpreoiniitloi-s(striven lis Holletlu
No. 1, bui 1 Series, "lion to Pre-esnut -.ami."
copiers'- wl.lol, i,in be obtained (reoof'.Imra-*
by adtlrotslUff Use Department of Is.iisds,
Victoria, B.C.. or any Unveruiiieiil Agent.
Records will Im! made covering only land
soluble for egrIculturai pun-snes.aud wlilnb
le not tlmberleud. I e„ cars-ring onr S.t-nu
board feet Per acre west ot tne Uoast llatsgo
and SIKn feel per aure saet .1 Ibat rausm
'Applications for iis-o-eroptlons are to be
addressed to lho baud Uouiittisloiier ot Ika
Laud Keeordiiiir Division, lu wbKti Ike laad
applied for Is situated.and uie saaile on
printed forms, copies ol c'sn Is- obtained
from thu Laud CjnunlMioner..
Pre-emptions must be ouomilml for Ore
years aud bniiroveiu.iit- mu.le cii value uf tli)
per acre, inula II i„-ul<t irl is^ and oultiratlnx
at leaat lire acres, before u Crowu Uraut can
be received.."
For more detatieu mrorinauou tee tho llul*
latin "How to l're-euipt Land."
Applluat'ouiare received fur purebase of
•mount and unreserved I'rown Lands, not lie).
Ing tiniberlainl, for agricultural purposes:
minimum price of tlrst-ula.s (arabls-) laud Is
ti par acre, sud teooud-elass (graaing) land
$UxS per acre. Kur.lier information lensnl-
lug purchase ur lease of Crowu Iriude la glveu
In bulletin No. ID. Laud Scries. ">ui chase and
Loose of Crowu Lands.','
Mil), factory, or ludiiitrlal sites on tlsnber
land, nut exoeediug ill acres, may ba purchased or leased, on conditions Including
payment of stumpage.
HUMbttl IE I -CASES &■<
Unsurveyed areas, nol exieii.llug SI acres,
may beleased a* homesltes,conditional upon
a duelling beil'lg c octet! In tbe A ret year,
title being obtainable after residence and
improvement oonditlous sre fulfilled and laud
haa beau surveyed.;
for graaing and Industrial purposes areas
not exoooding M0 acres may ba leased hyena
person or aoompany.
I'nde: the Oraalng Act the Provinoe It
divided into graaing districts and Ibe range
administered under a Oraalng Commissioner. Annual eraatug permits ara
iaaued bated ou numbers ranged, priority being given to established owners. Stook
ownera mair form assa stations (er range
management, Free, or partially fret, permits
are arallablae (or settler., lampera and
travellers up to ten head.
Wholesale and Retail
ealer io
Haranu Cigars, Pipes
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grand Forks, B. C
ltoralnion Mouumental Worka a,
,]Aebeetee Ftostueta Co. BooHnalB
P. A  Z. PARE, Proorietor
Furniture Made to Order.
Alao Repairing of all Kinds.
Upholstering Neatly Done


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