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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Jan 14, 1921

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Kettle Valley Orchardist
"Tell rae what yoo Know Is trae: <S1 nn   pp*T?   VI? AT?
I can guess as well as you." <D1.UU   1-E.lt   IJliAa
Hull Elected Mayor By
Acclamation; The Snow
The municipal election yesterday
was quiet,althougb the various ollices
were keenly 'contested. There were
a number of surprises in the general
result, and today some of the electors don't seem to understand how
it happened. Tbe majority of the
ratepayers, however, must bave got
what, they -voted for,' and the best
thing everybody can do is to be
satisfied witb the result until they
become dissatisfied. Explanations
are unsatisfactory.*even under the
most favorable conditions.
For mayor, George H. Hull had
no opposition, and he was elected
by acclamation.
Aldermen, East Ward—
F.J.Miller    91
A..Sohnitter     88
W, Liddicoat     71
Aldermen, West Ward—
J. B. McDonald     80
T. A. Love    72
J. S. McLauchlan    64
Police Commissioners, one year—
Joe McDonald  129
Neil McN*evin  112
Two years—
T. A. Wright  133
James Rooke  120
There were no nominations for
school trustees.
way lo Vanoouver on tbe Co*i.*t
Kootenay trains, and an improved
mai! service given all points on the
Kettle Valley railway, is tbe request
contained in a resolution to be presented for support at the convention of the. Associated Boards of
Trade by the Penticton board.
It is pointed out that the district
covered by tbe Ketlle Valley railway
was promised a hotter service before
the war, but that failure to execute
tbe promise followed with the outbreak of hostilities Now, however,
the Penticton board contends the
Ottawa and Vancouver mail Beivice
authorities should be in a position
to expedite the installation ofthe
better service.
SejBing Price of City Lots
Confirmed and Temporary Loan Bylaw Introduced
Tbe mayor and all tbe aldermen
were present at the last session of
the 1920 council on Monday evening.
The mayor reported that tbe
_)oron_ittec appointed for the purpose
had completed placing the selling
price on lots offered for sale by the
oity. The pric.__ were confirmed by
tbe council.
The matter of trie Trites estate
again came before tbe council. Tbe
counoil decided to furnish a deed to
the property, on payment of all
taxes and-expenses.
A cdifamunication from the deputy minister of labor regarding relief
to the Unemployed was referred to
the health and relief committee.
The usual grist of monthly ac-
sounts were ordered to be paid.
A temporary loan bylaw was introduced' and advanced to the third
Tbe first statutory meeting of the
1921 council will be .eld next Monday.
Better Mail Service
on Kettle Valley Is
Request of Boards
An extension of the existing mail
aar service between Nelson and Mid-
In the Belief of Geueral
Manager Munro, the
Report Is Not Founded
on Fact
Tbo rumor that X\ I" Ii. interests
may take over the Granhy properties
is not founded on fact, in the belief
of ll. 8 Munro, general manager of
the Granby Consolidated Mining,
Smelting ifc Power company, who was
in Vancouver on Saturday. Mr.
Mumo, who stopped theie between
the time of his arrival on the steamer
Prince George and tho departure of
the Great Northern train for New
York, said he had received no information of any deal with the C.P.U
and had so stated at Prince Hnpert
on Friday. Since then he had been
given to understand that the head
offices at New York had issued au
official denial of the story
Speaking of general business, Mr.
Munro said that the copper market
was not what it had been, but the
company was pressing work steadily
and intended to keep running on pres.
ent capacity at least. It was now
producing about 2,750,000 pounds of
copper a month and employing 1100
In connection with the recently
adopted method of sending blister cop
per to lhe refinery in New Jersey by
water, he said it haiworked out very
advantageously to the company. The
water route via the Panama permitted
a saving of half a cent a pound, compared with the cost of sending by
rail, and. the delivery, period was
about the same, between 40 and 45
days from Vancoavei»tj the refinery,
Claiming 8479 damages for breach
of contract, the trial has commenced
before Mr. Justice Murphy of the
Okanagan Fruit Market Limited, 995
Robson sti-eet, Vancouver, against
William G. Smith and F. IJ. Smith,
farmers of Keremeos.
The litigation has resulted from
the alleged failure of the defendants to
complete delivery of eight to nine tons
of potatoes in accordance with an arrangement made in November, 1949.
The damage is based on the profits
which the plaintiff would have made
out of the transaction, being the difference betvyeenthecost price of $?4
per ton arid"-the Selling price of $70
per ton. Other Hems bring the total
claim to $479.
The Smiths, in addition to pleading
a general denial, reply that the plaintiff did'not comply with the terms of
the contract and its offer to purchase
lapsed the following January.
Poultry Show for District
8 Awarded to This City
by the British Columbia Association
According tp a wire received in this city today from
the coast, Grand Forks has
been awarded the 1921 poultry show for district 8 by the
Britsh Columbia Poultry association, now in session at
Vancouver. Nelson had the
show for 1920, and it would
have heen Trail's tuin' tHis
year. .The smelter city, however, let its turn pass, not
havinj^a suitable ..building at
Victoria, Jan. 9. —British Columbia's population is 555,536, according to Dr. Henry ESsdn Young, secretary of the provincial board of
health, who has just made public his
report for 1919-19-20. This total in
eludes 25,649 Indians.
Tho board of health's population
figures aro based on vital statistics
shown i.n births, marriages and deaths
and also on tho school regisUations.
Dr. Young asserts his estimates are
ultra-conservatives. Estimates com-
piled by W. W. Baer, of tho provincial secretary's office, from the voters
list returns place the population at
700,000.  .'
Not counting Indians, the population is now estimated at 529,887.
This is an increase of 89,700, or a
little more than 20 per cent over the
previous year. The 1918 population
of the province was given as 440,187,
and for 1917 as 379,804.
The population of Vancouver city
is placed at 122,219, against 115,024
in 1918-19, and 90,000 in 1917.
Vietoria city's population is placed
at 40,878, against 39,526 in 1918-
19, and 36,500 iu 1917.
Victoria leads in the Jbirth rate
with a rate of 31.89per thouaand for
lafet year. The rate for the whole
provinoe was 18.37; for V-Bncouver
23.85 and South Vancouver 12.23,
A Bi? Crowd Was Present
and MahyBeautiiul and
Original CostumcsWerc
in Evidence
The masquerade carnival given at
the skatjing rink Wednesday evening
under the auspices cf the Daughters
of the Empire proved to be a pleasant
and successful affair. The ice was
crowded all ovening, ant1 the costumes
worn .were of an nnusually beautiful
and original character. Those who
won prizes were;
Miss Naylor, most original lady's
Geo. B. Carpenter, best sustained
Gladys Pearson, mo*-! original girl's
Vivian McLeod, child's prize.
By-Election Will Be Held
in Delta Before House
Opens on the 8th of
Next Month
Hon. John Oliver has decided to retain his Victoria
•seat and a by-election to fill
the vacancy in Delta will be
held before the legislature
opens on February 8, says
yesterday's Vancouver Province.
This action was determined
Wednesday afternoon at Cloverdale, where Mr. Oliver
conferred with about forty of
his supporters. It was generally assumod that Mr. Oliver,
who is registered as a voter
ln Delta riding and whose
sentimental regard for that
constituency is well known,
would resign the Victoria
But the premier explained
at some length yesterday the
reasons which actuated him
in sitting for the capital. He
is understood to believe, that
the Delta by-election is more
likely to return a government
supporter than Victoria, where
considerable political unrest
The convention to select a
Liberal candidate will beheld
at Cloverdale on Wednesday
next at 1.30. Hon. Mr. Oliver and Hon. J. D. MacLean
will give addresses.
It is officially announced
that there will be no absentee
vote in the by-election and
that all those whose names
are registered in Delta and
who did not exercise their
vote on December 1 will not
lose their franchise, but will
be permitted to vote, because
there will be no court of revision on the lists until after
the legislature meets.
There is considerable speculation as to who will carry
the party standard in the
Delta fight. A. D. Paterson,
ex-reeve of Delta, may be the
legical candidate, but it is a
well known fact that Reeve
Thomas Sullivan of Surrey
has renounced his Conservative leanings and during the
recent campaign eame out
openly for the Oliver government. It is asserted that he
may be the choice, although
at present he is engaged in a
warm fight for the reeveship
of Snrrey with Councillor R.
D. MacKenzie, who by the
way, is a brother of Frank J.
A. MacKenzie. The latter is
expected to be thc Conservative nominee, and R. A.
Payne, of Langley, may also
enter the lists again.
Washington, Jan. 8.—During the
first part of the week centering on
January 18 a wave of comparatively
low warmth will drift southward
from Alaska, moving in the direction
of New Orleans, aud all the country
west of Meridian 90 will change to
warm. Mild storm forces will cause
this temperature to change, and temperatures will not reach high degrees.
This western temperature condition
will drift leisurely eastward, reaching
Atlantic coast sections within   about
four days. The storm following will
bo rather quiet, not much rain or
snow. The cold wave following will
be the most radical feature of theso
storms. Precipitation will be less than
From January 10 to 21 will be
your time to get your outdoor affairs
arranged for bad weather during last
week in January, which will be more
elaborately described in next bulletin.
But I warn you now that very severe
storms and bad weather will prevail
during the week centering on January 26. Coldest weather of January
ill drift eastward across the continent from 20 to 24.
The following is the minimum
and maximum temperature for each
day during the past week, as recorded by the government thermometer on E. 1'. Laws' ranch:
Max.    Min.
Jan.      7—Friday  30        20
8—Saturday... .35 16
9- Sunday  34 28
l6—Monday    14 3
ll--Tuesday  10 -1
12—Wednesday .. 24 7
13   Thursday  20 12
Snowfall..     6.5
Rink Was Opened Last
Ni^ht—-First Competitive Games Will Be
Played Next Monday
At a meeting on Tuesday evoning
in Secretary Hull's oflice of the
Grand Forks Curling club the following rinks were selected:
Mclnnes skip, Rev. Wright. Willis, Rev. Bunt.
Atwood skip, Sheads, Rooke Kingston.
Hodgson sbip, Taylor, Kirkpatrick,
Gardner skip, Cagnon, G. Manly,
Norris skip, D, J, McDonald, Mc.
Cammon, Allen.
Hull skip, Buchan, Mulford, To-
Larama skip, Massie, McLaren,
Dunn skip, D. Manly, Rossiter,
C. Campbell skip, R. McDonald,
Wharton, Barrott.
Strutzol skip, F. McDonald, Weir,
J. D. Campbell skip, C. Pearson
Cook, King.
Ferris skip. Rev. Smytbe, Cooper,
Play started last night. The first
competition games will commence at
7 o'clock next Monday night.
New Paper Company
Is Incorporated With
$4,000,000 Capital
Victoria, Jan. 13.—British Columbia is to have another big pulp
and paper enterprise, according to
an announcement today from the
registrar of companies.
Tbis is the Prince Rupert Pulp &
Paper Company Limited, whicb has
just been incorporated with a capitalization of $4,000,000 to start the
manufacture of paper on a large
scale in northern British Columhia.
The head office of tbe company is
in Vancouver.
Will Be Held in the Council Chamber on Monday, January 17, at 8
p.m.—Subjects for Discussion Desired
The board of trade of tho city of
Grand Forks will hold its first general
meeting on Monday, the 17th inst.,
at 8 p.m. sharp, in the council chamber, city hall, and it is hoped that
not only those who are now members
but anyone who has the slightest degree of interest in tho welfare of such
an institution will be present.
The board of trade in no manner,
shape or form is intended to cater
solely to tho interests of oity business
men. but should be and is capable of
dealing with problems afl'ectiug any
class of trade, business 0/ industry.
Both farmers' and city merchants'
interests in such an institution are
alike, and we cannot succeed without
tho whole hearted support of all having at heart the welfare of onr city
and tributary districts.
Anyone conversant with any matter which might advantageously be
brought to the attention of the board
should, if possible, place their views
or request in writing and hand the
same to tho secretary, Dof Manly,
preferably beforo the above takes
placo.—W. G. Ferris, President.
The Last Newspaper
History reveals the  world's past;
mystery veils iqs future. '
There was a beginning.   Will there
he an end?
Imagine the last day.   The last reporter writes "30" to his   last copy,
and disappears to see a man  about a
dog. The city editor blue pencils the
last sheet and follows   it  up  to the
composing  room.    The ioreman distributes the copy anlong the machine
men,   ar.d  tho   last slug is set.    For
the las', time the devil rushes proof in
to the reader.    The last correction is
made. Tho last form is closed, and is
opeued agoin for the  last advertisement   and  to give the news-editor a
chance to work off his last picturesque
swear.    For the last time the  stereo-
typers   ladle out   tho molten metal.
The last page is clumped to the press.
The great maehino roars off   the  last
edition.  For the last time   tho  shrill
clamor of the nowsboys dies away.
The greatest event this world will
ever know will go unreported, without a paragraph of editorial comment.
—Reginald McEvoy.
The Family Herald
and Weekly Star
The Family Herald and Weekly
Star of Montreal has announced that
after December 31st, 1920, the subscription price of that great weekly
will be $2.00 per year in Canada,
England, Ireland or Scotland. The
recent heavy increase in the cost of
white paper makes the slight advance
necessary, in fact it is only a small
portion of the increased cost over prewar prices qf production. All renew-
sals and subscripti.).*.***, tho. publisher
say, mailed b *'..*•• December 31st,
1920, will bc acoeptu 1 at the old rate
of $1.50. Even at tho advanced price
of $2,00 a yoar, The Family Herald
•3 regarded as the best value on the
Continent. It is acknowledged to be
absolutely without a rival, THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B. G.
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) $1.00
One Year (in the United States)     1.50
Addrcs: ■ " — 'cations to
TnB Grand Forks Sun,
Phone 101 R Grand Forks, B. C.
The council elected by the ratepayers yesterday is a good average. We do not think it
is inferior to past city governments, and how
much better it is remains for the future to
disclose. As long as it carries on the business of the city in a sane and progressive manner, it will receive the support ai_d commendation of- the ratepayers, as it will of this
paper. Whenever its actions run contrary to
what, in out* judgment, is to the best interests
of our city, we reserve the righ'., to criticize it.
This privilege we have always taken in the
past, and we do not intend to abandon it in
the future, as we believe that the true mission
of a newspaper is to keep the taxpayers informed of how their money is being spent
and of how thn public business is being conducted.
for more rigid examinations after their their
arrival.—Press dispatch.
It may not be out of place here to draw the
attention of the, American immigration officers to the statement may by Premier
Meighen, in his speech at Grand Forks-last
fall, that the inspection of immigrants at the
port of embarkation is impracticable.
For two hundred years Defoe's story of the
plague in London has been regarded as a
wonderfully clever and realistic piece of fiction, although the overshadowing genius he
showed in Robinson Crusoe has perhaps
dwarfed the interest of critics :n his lesser,
but still great, work. Now comes Dr. Watson
Nicholson with a book in which he embodies
the results of much careful search in the British Museum and other places and proves, as
he believes, that the Journal of the Plague
Year is not fiction but fact. The book should
help to reawaken interest in a work that every
young person who wants to learn to write
well should read.
Mica and Its Uses
It is a pity that more interest was not taken
in the nomination, and election of members for
school trustees. This is really one of the most
.important offices in the city. The board
spends almost as much money during the
year as the city council, and capable and responsible citizens should compose it. Anyone
who has a child in the public or high school
should be patriotic enough to donate the time
required for the administration of its affairs.
Some way ont of thc present dilemma will
undoubtedly speedily be found.
The Oliver government's decision Lo bring
on by-election in Delta before the forthcoming session of the legislature will unquestionably add another supporter to the government
when the house opens.
The question has often been asked what
status Grand Forks riding will have in the
next session provided Mr. McKie's appeal is
not decided before the 8th of next month.
Mr. Henniger has been declared elected by
the county court, and it is our opinion that
he will take his seat in the house and hold it
until an adverse decision is rendered by the
court of appeal, which is a possibility too remote to be seriously contemplated.
To a layman this would seem to be the
proper time to perfect the organization of the
water municipality. When the spring work
commences no one will have any time to attend to this business, and when the spring
work is finished the water will be needed.
Reports from abroad declare that there are
now in Europe eleven million war orphans, a
large number of whom are neglected, and multitudes of whom are waifs and wanderers, living in fields and cellars and dropping by  the
wayside to die of hunger or disease.  Through
the  American Red Cross thousands of the
children are reached and helped, but many of
them will perish.   In Esthonia, where no relief could reach them, it is said that everv
child  between   the   ages of  one four d ed.
That is war, Bolshevism and the aftermath of
Testimony by Commissioner Wallis of the
Ellis Island immigration station, that Europe
wns "literally moving to the United States,"
nnd that a "flood" of aliens was imminent,
still left members of the senate immigration
committee doubtful aS to action on the Johnson bill prohibiting immigration for one year.
Several metnbeisexj • ...-.ed doubt as to whether any measure to stop or restrict immigration
would be enacted at this session. The committee obviously was impressed with Commissioner Wallis' staqements as to the need of
inspection of aliens before leaving Europe and
Mica is one of the most useful minerals, the
production and distribution of which is little
known. Of the many varieties, only three are
of commercial importance, and of these but
two are available in any quantity—the mus-
covite, or white mica, and the phlogopite, an
amber mica. The latter is the most important
of the Canadian micas.
India is the largest producer of mica, providing over 50 per cent of the world.s supply.
Canada produces about 25 per cent, and the
United States and other countries the remainder.
In Canada, mica occurs pretty generally.
The piost productive areas are situated along
the lower St. Lawrence below Quebec, north
of the Ottawa near Mattawa, and in the
township of Burgess in Leeds county, Lanark
in Lanark county, and Loughborough in Fron
tenac county, also in a few area in British Col
umbia. The production of 1010 was valued at
Mica mining is attended with many difficul
ties. For successful exploitation is is essential
that the miners be experienced in the mining
of this materials, and be familiar with the spe
eial conditions and problems.it presents. Many
good mica deposits have been abandoned on
account of the lack of experience of the operators.
The general run of mine mica is of a small
size. A very small percentage produces sheets
of 4x6 inch surface, while fully 50 par cent
will cut to 1x3 sheets only. Fortunately, a
process of cementing the small sheets
enables the building up of larger surfaces
This product is known as "micanite" oJJ "mica
board," and is most used in the eleetrical industry for insulation. Mica is largely used in
the manufacture of boiler and steam pipe coving, its insulating properties exceeding by far
that of any other known substance. Comparative tests have demonstrated that the loss of
heat from bare pipes has been reduced by 00
per cent when the pipes were enclosed in mica
Owing to its resistance to shock, mica is
used for spectacles or goggles worn by workmen in industries where flying chips or sparks
endanger the eyes, and in observing processes
of melting and fusing in furnaces. The small
pieces of mica, formerly wasted, are used for
various purposes. When ground4fine in oil,
mica forms a valuable lubricant, especially for
shafting or journal boxes on locomotives or
railway cars. Ground mica, when mixed with
a flux, is also used in giving to wallpaper and
other substances a silvery effect.
So many uses are being found for mica that
what was formerly an  industry with a very
large proportion of waste, is. now one in which
the material is now almost completely utilized.
Gold Weather
is working against those
poisonous cavities
Have them attended to right
now. I will fix. up your whole
mouth for a very low fee and
guarantee it for 15 years.
No matter where you live. It
will pay you to come to Spokane
for your dentistry. We can save
you more than your expenses. He-
member, we have the largest up-
to date dental office in Spokane.
Every preference possible is given
to out»of town patients to enable
them to receive ''m-nediate attention, completing their work in the
shortest time consistent with expert dentistry
Painless Extraction by ETA^
NOvatbesIa Method.. «>UC
Canadinn Bonds snd Canadian
Money Accepted at Full Value
Rooms 205 6-7 8 9 10 1112,
2nd Floor, Jamieson Bldg.,
Over Owl Drug
Wall and Riverside
[experimental farms note ]
The  annual   free   disUibution   of
samples   of   send grain   will be conducted as usual at   the  Central  Experimental Farm, Ottawa, hy the Do
minion ceiealist.
Spring wheat (in about 5 lb. samples), white oats (ahout 4 lb ),?,barley
(abjyut 5 lb. ), field peas (about 5 lb),
field beans (about 2 lb ), llax (about
2 Ib.)
Only one simple can be sent to
each applicant.
Applications must he on pointed
form, whicli may be obtained by writ-
iug to the D->mit)ii.n cereiylist, Experimental Farm, Ottawa, at any time
after Sept em her I.
As the stock of seed is limited,
farmers are advised to applv enrlv l„
avoid disappointment, Tho?e who applied too late last season are particularly requested to send in their names
at once, so thit application forms may.
be for/narded to them No application
forms will lip furnished after Fehru
ary 1,1921
Alfalfa'hav for sale.
Robert Lawson.
Padlock Safety P,ipcr,for private
bankobseks, kept in slock by The
Sun Job Department.
Community Plate completely satisfies a woman's de-
siro to be proud of what she
owns A sot may bo started
with even a sidgle«*_rving piece
SelectyourjPoultry Supplies
from the largest and most
complete stock in B. C.
Everything for the Poul-
Cash discounts on Incubators.
B. C. Agents for
Buckeye, Jubilee, Reliable,
Prairie State and Electric
Incubators and Brooders.
844 Cnmbie St.      Vancouver
Of all present-day Sewing Machines.
Why buy* a machine at which you have
to sit in an awkward position, when you
may just as well have one with which it
is a pleasure to sew? The White Rotary
Sit-Strate is just the machine you want.
Sold oo easy monthly payments bs)
oMiller C&, Gardner
Complete Home Furnishers
AT your!
Modern Rigs and Good
Horses at All Hours at
Model Livery Barn
M. H. Barns, Prop.
Phone 68 Second Street |
Transfer Company
If you are away from home for a day
or two, telephone back. You will find
that your thoughtfulness is appreciated,
and moreover you can keep acquainted
with what is going on. At this time of
year when'goodwill is in the air, extend
cordiality yourself by personal communication. Distance makes no difference, the
telephone reaches everywhere.
City Baggage and General
Experiments by the United States Bureau
of Standards to develop a method of accelerating the hardening concrete, especially when it
is to be used in wet or damp situations, have
shown that 4 per cent of calcium chloride
added to the mixing water increases the
strength of concrete at the age of one day 100
per cent or more. In some cases in two days
the strength equalled 75 per cent or more of
that normally attained in one month.
Wood and
for Sale
Office  at  R.  F.  Petrle's Store
Phone 64
CITT  uARIAbt Ulli     RazorHoninga Specialty
Office t
F. Downey's Cigar Store
A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
Yale Hotel, First Stbbst
Those wishing neat sign painting
to ornament their business places
should call on W. P. O'ConDor, a
returned soldier.
Job Printing at The Sun office at
practically the Bame prices as before
the big war.
select onr sa-fs) bottled kind. It is
made pore by pasteurizing and you
can feed this milk to your children
with perfect safety. Our bottled
milk comes from high-grade cows
which receive the best of care in a
modern dairy.
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The greatest number of Europe's
emigrants to Canada are served by
the a P. 0. S., and this year the
closing of the waterway of the St.
Lawrence for the winter season saw
the conclu-Hon of a record season.
From May 3rd, when the "Victoria," sailing up the St Lawrence
opened the summer season till November 28th, when the departure of
the "Empress of France" from Quebec signalized its end, the thirteen
vessels serving the Atlantic (and
the temporarily loaned "Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm," which made four trips
upon the company's flag) made seventy-six trans-Atlantic voyages.
In the course of these trips from
Europe, a total of approximately
97,000 passengers were carried to
Canada. From records kept, nearly
64,000 ot these were newcomers to
Canada, who declared their intention
of remaining in the country, making permanent homes and becoming
Canadian citizens. The grand total
of passengers, east and west bound,
was 150,698.
Of these incoming embryo citizens, the overwhelming majority
were British from the United Kingdom, whilst our allies France and
Belgium, contributed a more than
ordinary quota to the flow. Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Holl&nd
were likewise well represented and
lesser streams proceeded from Spain,
Poland, Italy. Greece, Finland, Rou-
mania and other European countries.
The striking characteristic of the
crowds seen landing at Canadian
ports from these vessels has been
the consistent high type of emigrant,
in harmony with the Dominion's
policy of selected immigration. New
settlers from the British Isles have
been of this order, and the steady
stream that has made a course from
the port of entry t* the fertile western plains, has taken with it much
From France, Belgium, and Holland most of the entrants have been
specialized   agriculturalists.
The Scandinavian countries contributed many experienced farmers.
For the purpose of advising the
large numbers of travellers who
have no knowledge of English, an
interpreter has been placed on each
of the vessels sailing from European ports.
Another action towards the same
end is an inauguration during the
year of the appointment of a Colonization Agent by the Department of
Colonization and Development. This
agent meets all vessels and renders.
every possible assistance to travel*
lers, with their baggage, answering
questions, giving information on the
wide variety of questions demanded
and generally advising them on the
new life they are about to take up
under conditions strange to many of
Preparations have been made fot
the still greater rush presaged in
thc spring from European countries,
more especially from the British
Isles. The passenger tonnage on the
Atlantic at the end of the late summer season was about 155,500. This
is to bc increased in the opening
months of the new summer season!
by the addition of the "Montcalm"',
and "Montrose," each of 16,200 tons,:
506 feet long, 70 feet broad, and a
speed of 16%  knots.
With the closing of the summer
season and the inception of Atlantic
voyages terminating at St. John, the
C. P. O. S. instituted n Marconi wireless service of pii. l.y *'«'.adian new9
to their vessels oi IJ.Ih s. Whilst
the news report I lin the past
by English and American stations
will be continued, the addition of
bulletins of solely Canadian items
keeps Canadian travellers and oth-;
era interested in Canadian develop-:
ment, in close tounh .vith dajljf
changes. o '
i-.■..  'c ■•- THE   SUN.   GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.
News of the City
When Buffalo Bill
Planned to Kill His Wife
AH the old-tim n, of Grnnd Forka
will -■'gret to learn of the d atb of
John Rogers, which ocenrrpd in
Oakland, Cal.. a few days ago. Mr.
Rogers wsh one of the best known
mining men of our city in tbe early
days', and wag tbe first promoter of
thc Pathfinder property. He was a
gentleman of higb character.
A j lint installation of officers of
the (irand Fork and Greadwood K.
of P. lodges waB held in tbe local
society's temple in this city on
Tuesday aveniug. Tbe visitors were
well entertained, and a pleasant
evening was spent by everyone
A subscription paper is being circulated lo raise funds to enable tbe
various churches of tbe city to pur-
cqase tbe old Presbyterian church
for an entertainment hall and a
gymnasium. About 81200 have
been subscribed so far.
Tbe Sun is not in a position to
make ajpositive statement, but it is
rumored! tbat in the city election
yesterday one of tbe boxes contained
about sixteen spoiled ballots, and
that the other boxes had fully as
many, if. not more.
Mrs G.JA. S.Bel! has regained p_).-
session of her North Fork ranch, but
shnfi-iys it is not true, as has been
primed, that she paid a big price to
get it back.
Tbis is fine weather for logging,
and a number of camps are opent-
ing in tbe North Fork country both
for the Grand Forks box factory
and tile-Cascade mill.
VV. J. Galipeau, who has been visiting bis family in this city this week,
will return  to Ymir tomorrow.
Di.   Acres   made a   professional
visit to Midway list Saturday.
The members of the Greenwood
Hockey club have received new
Divid Oxley, of Ebolt, was a visitor in the city on Saturday.
Alfalfa hay for sale. Apply
Robert Lawson.
Fire destroyed the water tank at
Midway on Tuesday night. The
flames were first noticed at 8
o'clock, It is not known what
caused tbe fire.
The first game in tbe Boundary
Hockey league will be played in
Greenwood on Friday, January 21.
The days are getting longer and
Patrick Phillip, of Vancouver, formerly of Kamloops and Lillooet, has
been upturned public works engineer
of BritiWColumbia, the Hon. J. H.
King, minisser of public works, announced on Monday.
Among the passengers on the C. P.
0. S. liner Minnedosa, which left
Liverpool last Thursday afternoon
for St. John, N.B, due to arrive at
the latter port January 17, is Major-
General Sir J. Percy, who is on his
way to British Columbia to take over
an apple ranch. Gen. Percy was the
head of the British mission attached
to Gen. Baron Wrangel in the Crimea
last June. He was, during the war.
chief of staff to the second army on
the western front, commanded by
Gen. Sir H. '.). Plumer.
Padlock Safety Paper.for private
bankchecks, kept in stock by The
Sun Job Department.
Not Excessive Cleanliness
In the Lois de la Galanterie, written for beaux and dandies in 1640,
it is urged that "Every day one
should take patns to wash one's
hand*., and one sbould ' also wash
one's face almost as often." Perhaps
as often as twice a week?
There was one time in the life of
Bdffalo Bill when it almost beeame
necessary for hiiu to shoot his wife,
and, as much as he loved her, he was
prepared to do it. They had been rid-
hig homeward over the plans together
when a band of hostile Indians came
upon them. The account of the pursuit, which his widow, Mrs. L. F.
Cody, tells in her reminiscences of the
great plainsman, makes a thrilling
and dramatic adventure.
"Injuns! Take these reins."
Biigham was galloping now iu har
ness, with the buggy swaying and careening behind as he rushed down the
hill and on toward the winding road
beyond. Will shifted on his seat and
raised himself on one knee I felt his
elbow bump against me and knew that
he was reaching for his revolver. Then
he bent over and kissed ine-qn the
"Lou," he Said, "I want you t6
know that I love you better thai: any
thing else in the world? That's why
I may have to do something that—"
I looked up hurriedly. Something
had tooched my head. It was Will's
revolver, and he was holding it point*
ed straight at my temple. I screamed,
"Will! Will!"
My husband looked down at me.
His face suddenly appeared to be old
and lined and hard.
"They've got rifles," he said shortly. "I've only got this revolver. They
can outdistance me. I want to be
ready—that that if they get me I can
pull the trigger before I fall. It's better for a woman to be dead, Lou—
than to be in their hands."
The breath seemed.to have left ray
body. I wranted to scream, to laugh,
sing, auytning but to realize that at
my side ray husband was nerving bim
self to fire the bullet that would kill
his own wifo—rather than allow her
to fall into the hands of the pursuing
enemy. On and on we went, with
the buggy rolling and rocking, dropping into the hollows and gullies of
the road, then bounding out again, as
faithful old Brigham plunged on.
Above me I heard Will talking to
himself, as if striving for courage to
hold to his resolve. With all the
strength I had, 1 placed the reins into
one' hand, then with the free one
reached outward, I touched Will's
arm Then I felt his left hand, icy
cold, close over mine.
We sped onward—a quarter of a
mile—a half mile. Then from the distance came a faint, thudding sound,
Will bent close to me.
"Remember, Lou," he said, again,
' 'if the worst comes—it was because
I loved you."
I pressed his right hand tight, and
the rocking, leaping journey continued. Alternate fever and chilling
cold were chasing through my veins.
My teeth were chattering, my whole
being was aquiver. On and on we
went, while the thudding souuds
from the distance seemed to grow
nearer. Then suddenly I.felt Will
turn in the buggy. I saw him raise
his revolver and fi.*e straight into the
air. He raised his arms and
"Hurry, Lou!" he boomed, "A little more, and we're are safe! Hurry—
Again the whip cut through the'air.
Then far ahead I saw the forms of
men, urging their horses onward.
"It's some of the boys!" Will
called to me. "I asked them to ride
out along the road if we didn't get
back on time!"
The forms came closer. Cpdy waved
and shouted to them and pointed to
the distance. A clattering rush, and
they had passed us—on toward the
hills and the place where a pursuing
band of Indians now would become a
fleeing, scattering group of fugitives
Weakly I sank forward. Dully I felt
Will take the reins frjjm my. hands
Then the world went black. The
slender thread of my resistance had
Gives a larger return for life than is obtainable
from any other form of investment with absolute
Free from Dominion Income Tax.
Any person resident or domiciled in Canada over
the age of 5 may purchase, to begin at once, or at any
later date desired, an Annuity of from $50 to $5,000,
to be paid in monthly or quarterly instalments.
Any two persons may purchase jointly.
Employers may purchase for their employees.
Apply to your postmaster, or write, postage free, to S. T. Bastedo,
Superintendent of Annuities, Ottawa, for new booklet and other
information required.    Mention age last birthday.
seats are dirty, Eric—keep ofi them 1
If you bite tbe finger of your glove
again, Molly, I shall take you straight
It was like a never ending gramophone record on good behavior, and
Aunt Mary never seemed to tire. At
last tbe little party paused before a
cage, and Aunt Mary consulted her
"This, children," she Unnounced,
"is an anteater^"
Eric looked cautiously round as
be wbisperad. to Molly,'Can't we
push her in?"
sEAl.KO TENDERS will be received by the
District Foreiter. Nt'lson, not later than
noon on lhe 20th day oi January, 1921, for
Ihe Purchase of Ltreuve X2fl08 , near Hartford Junction. Fourth of July Creek, to cnt
2' 0 C> i rt 1 s of Cord wood.
(Ito .le'r flvitl   be allowed for removal of
tlmlier. '
Further   particulars n.   :he   District Forester, Nelsop, B. 0.
On  First   Looking    Into
Chapman's Homer
Much have I travell'd-in the realm of
,    g°ld|
Md many goodly states and king
;,;.   doms seen;
Bound many western islands  have
I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold,
Oft of one wide expanse had   1 been
That deep-browed Homer ruled as
his demesne;
Yet   did  I never breathe its pure
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud
and bold;
Then felt I like some watcher of   the
When a new planet swings into his
Or  like stout Cortez when with eagle
>    eyea
Ble stared at the Pacific—and all
his men
Lobk'd at each other with a wild surmise—
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.  •
—John Keats,
A Diligent Novice
Father returned from his first
driving lesson boasting of bis easy
mastery of the new car. To please,
him, several of bis family consented
to ride with bim and things went well
until a car coming up behind them
honked its born.
Tbe  startled driver  jerked   bis
wheel to the right, running down a
steep bank, then to tbe left, beading
into a fence, and to the right again
luckily bringing up in the road.
"Dad, what on earth are you
trying to do ?" ddiuanded)his breathless son.
"Why. son," replied the nevy
driver calmly, "I was just practicing
turning out for teams."
Our Watches
Keep Correct Time
Bc on Time
8   .
John Grassick
Watchmaker and
Cycling is easy when you ride tbe high-grade Bicycles
I sell—the wheels that run smoothly year after year. Let
me explain to you my easy sale plan on terms.
First-Class Repair Work done in Blacksmithing, Brazing,
Aluminum Soldering, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Wood-
work, Etc.
J, R. M.OOY-BOER gr^dWrks.b.'c!
Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Clock
Synopsis of
Land Act Amendments
Only Tablets wi* "Bayer Cross"
are Aspirin—No others!
A Wonderful Opportunity
Tbe children—Eric and his little
siBter—found Aunt Mary altogether
too strict. She certainly tried her
best to amuse them, says the Ar
gonaut, and one morning took them
to the zoo. But it was a failure.
"Eric, keep away from that cage!
Molly, your  hat's crookedl   Tbose
"If every bome would keep a sup»
ply of popcorn and a popper convenient," says Good Health, "fewer
nickels would be spent for less
wholesome knickknacks and more
enjoyable evenings would be spent
around the family hearth." These
suggestions are made to insure successful results: Good corn and a
hot fire; a small quantity of corn in
tbe popper; popper to be held higb
so that the corn will not scorch, thus*
insuring whiteness; a stove lid to be
placed between the popper and the
flame to keep the corn from scorching; a degree of heat tbat will make
the corn, begin to pop in I 1-2 ruinates. One pint of unpopped corn
should give fifteen to twenty pint.**
of popped corn, it is stated.
All Tied Up
For want of help. Our
Classified Want Ads.
will untie the knots.
We make thia a good
paper so that intelligent people will read
it, and they do.
Isn't that the kind of
help you want?
There is only ono Aspirin, that marked
with thc "Bayer Cross"—all other tablets nro only acid imitations.
Genuine "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin"
have been prescribed by physicians for
nineteen years and proved safe by millions for Pain, Headache, Neuralgia,
Colds, Rheumatism, Lumbago, Neuritis.
Handy tin boxes of 12 tablets—also
larger "Bayer" packages, can bo had
at any drug store.    Made in Canada.
Aspirin is the trade mark (registered
ia Canada), of Bayer Manufacture of
Monoaceticacidestcr of Salicylicacid.
8 While it is well known that Aspirin
means Bayer manufacture, to assist the
public against imitations, the Tablets of
Bayer Company, Ltd., will be stamped
with their general trade mark, the
"Bayer Cross?'
Established 1010
RealEstate and Insurance
Bealdcnt Agent Grimd Forks Townsite
.  a     Company, Limited
Farms     Orchards     City Property
Agents at Nelson, Calgary, Wihnipcg and
other Prairie polnta. Vancouver Agents:
Established In 1910, wc are. In a position to
furnish reliable information concerning this
Write lor free literature.
THE HUB—Bring your boot
and shoe repairs to my
shop for neat and prompt
work. Look for the big
boot.—GEO.  ARMSON
Furniture  Made to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kinds.
Upholstering Neatly   Don
r. c. McCutcheon
Minimum price of first-claw*) land
reduced to $5 an acre; ^ecoad-class to
$2.50 un acre.
Pre-emption now confined to surveyed lands only.
•Records will be granted covering only
land suitable for agricultural purposes
and which ts non-timber land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished*
but parties of not more than four may
arrange for adjacent pre-emptions
wilh joint residence, but each making
nt-cessary Improvements on respective
Pre-emptors must occupy claims for
five years and make improvements to
value of $10 Per acre, .including clearing and cultivation of at least 5 acres,
before receiving Crown Grant.
Where pro-omptor in occupation not
lesB than 3 years, and has made proportionate improvement^, ho may, because of ill-health, or other cause, be
granted intermediate certificate of improvement and transfer his claim-
Records without permanent residence may be issued, provided applicant makes improvements to extent of
$100 per annum and records .same each
year. Failure to make improvements
or record same will operate as forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained ln
less than 6 years, and improvements
oaf $10.00 per acre, including 6 acres
cleared and cultivated, and residence
of at least 2 years are required.
Pre-emptor holding Crown grant
may record another pre-emption, if he
requires land in conjunction with his
farm, without actual occupation, provided statutory improvements made
and residence maintained* on Crown
granted land, v
Unsurvcyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesltes;
title to be obtained after fulfilling residential and improvement conditions.
For grazing and Industrial purposes
areas exceeding 640 acres may be
leased by one person or company.
Mill, factory or industrial sites on
timber land not exceeding 40 acres
may be purchased; conditions Include
payment of stumpage.
Natural hay meadows Inaccessible
by existing roads may bc purchased
conditional upon construction of a road
to them. Rebate of one-balf of cost of
road, not exceeding half of purchase
price, Is made.
The scope of this Act Is enlarged to
Include all persons joining and serving with His Majesty's Forces. The
time within which the heirs or devisees
of a deceased pre-emptor may apply
for title under this Act Is extended
from for one year from the death of
such person, as formerly, until one
year after the conclusion of the present
war. This privilege is also aiaie retroactive.
No fees relating to pre-emptions are
due or payable by soldiers on preemptions recorded after June 26, 1918.
Taxes are remitted for five years.
Provision for return of moneys accrued, due and been paid since August
4, 1914, on account of payments, fees
or taxes on soldiers' pre-emptions.
Interest on agreements to purchase
town or city lots held by members of
Allied Forces, or dependents, acquired
direct or indirect, remitted from enlistment to March 31, 1920.
Provision made for Issuance of
Crown grants to sub-purchasers of
Crown Lands, acquiring rights from
purchasers who failed to complete
purchase, Involving forfeiture, on fulfillment of conditions of purchase. Interest and taxes, Where sub-purchasers do not claim whole of original parcel, purchase price due and taxes may
be distributed proportionately over
whole area. Applications must be
made by May 1, 1920.
£1 rasing Act, 1919, for systematic
develoi ment of livestock Industry provides for grazing districts and range
administration under Commissioner.
Annual gvnalng permits Issued bused
on numbers ranged; priority for established owners. Stock-owners may
form Associations for range management. Free, or partially free, permits
for settlers, campers or travellers, up
io ten head.
I have opened a new harness shop and am prepared
to make harness to order
and do all kinds of repair
work. Shop equipped with
modern machinery. All vork
C. A. Crawford
Near Telephone Office   *
TPIIE value of well-
printed, neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has been amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
Wedding invitations
Ball programs
Business cards
Visiting cards
Shipping tags
Price lists
And commercial and
society printing of every
Let us quote you our
New Type
Latest Style)
Columbia Avenue and
Lake Street
Phone 2oo P. O. Box 125
Grand Forks, B. C.
The Price of The Sun
In spite of tremendous increase in
cost of production*   still   remains
$1.00 Per Year


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