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Array The proof of will power is a continued determination to succeed
"Tell me what tou Know is tni'l
I ean toe*, aa wall as you."
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1927
Vancouver, May 12.—An announcement of more than ordinary "Interest
and significance was made by Dr. R.
B. MeKechnle, chancellor of the University o British Columbia, at' the
congregation exercises which -were
held.at the university this afternoon.
Chancellor McKechnie stated that
Dr. W. C. Nichol had. recently been
awarded the Cross of the Legion ot
Honor by the French ' government.
"This" evidence ot appreciation ot
Dr. Nichol's servllces," said the chan-
. cellor, "hi a fitting recognition ot the
recipient's publiCf»plrited efforts to
create a more general interest, in arp-
-preciatlon- of French art, literature
and' science on the part of the people
of Canada and more particularly
among those ln the province, ot British Columbia." "   '•;-
Dr. Nichol'b interest in | tbe promotion ot understanding between
French-speaking and . English-speaking Canadians, and in the cultivating
ot **tots ' frep ent intercourse ' between the students of those two coun
tries, has extended over a long period'of time. His generous contributions towards the erection of dormitories for Canadian students in Paris
was one ot his flrst efforts to achieve
this result, an effort which has fre-
puently been the subject of appreciative comment by Phllliipe Roy, com-
ntltsloner general for Canada- in
In addition to his contributions towards the erection, of dormitories
for Canadian students in Paris, Dr.
Nichol at the time he was lieutenant
governor of British Columbia, made
a gift 118,000 to the board of governors of the university tor the purpose of -providing scholarships tor
graduate study in France. The deed
of gut, which was drawn up after
eosnltation with the fac Ity and the
senate, provides tor five scholarships
tor candidates who intend to take up
teaching as a profession in the province ot British Columlbia. Bach
scholarship Us tenable tor three years
and is of the value ot $1200 a year.
Daring 1926 the vrst Nlichol hcholar
entered upon his graduate studies in
Paris; last year two scholars were tn
attendance, and this year three holders ot this scholarship wiill ibe pursuing advanced studies Hn the University of Paris or in one of the other
Institutions of higher learning in
France. ,    '
/This generous gift by Dr. Nichol
was ln the nature of an experiment.
His purpose was to make the French-
speaking and the English speaking
Canadians better known to each
Other by encouraging the study of
thoFrench language in the western
provinces, and at the same time to
bring to the people ot Canada a wider
knowledge of French Ideals, literature, art and science. The experiment ts succeeding admirably as regards the work being done by the
holders of the scholarships. The
full success ot the scheme wttll not
bo evident, however, until a numberd
ot these scholars return to British
Columbia and take up teaching as
profession ln the high, schools and
In the university, where thdr broader vision and more accurate knowi
edge of French culture will contribute towards the - furtherance oi the
object which the donor has In view.
No limitations aa to subjects to be
studied have' been imposed. At the
present time, one scholar is working
In metall rgical chemistry; another
to studying French language and literature and the methods of teaching
them. Mining, forestry, - agriculture
and kindred subjecth are open for
specialization by ilie fortunate holders ot these scholarships on the same
basis ss for Student who have devoted the greater part of -their time to
the study of * language, literature,
history, economics or any branch of
pure science.
Experience may show that full advantage cannot be taken of these
sdudarships unless the student has
a Ms*' knowledge of spoken French
befors he arrives to Paris. As the
University of British Col mbla offers
every facility for acquiring this
knowledge, it Is probable that such
-Mining may soon ibe made prerequisite. But even Bhould this condition not be Imposed, the granting
of theae scholarships has proved a
great' incentive ' to the study of
French language and literature in
the university.
Mrs Nichol hu always followed
with keen interest the progress of
the holders of these scholarships and
shortly after making his original gift
he decided to give a handsome gold
medal to each holder of ihe scholarship.
It should also. he . noted that the
government bf . France has, tor a
number of years, provided annually
a bursary and travelling allowance
tor a student who is proficient In
French and who desires to study for
a year in (France.
This recognition tor proficiency in
the French language haa infl enced
a number ot students to pursue their
studies ln French beyond the point
which they would otherwise have
gone had such recognition and encouragement not been afforded them.
The work ot paving the transprovincial highway, from Colombia avenue, in the West end to the -Tale
bridge, and Bridge street, from First
street to Third street, was started
yesterday morning, and this evening
tbe major portion of the joh appears
to be completed. (Tarvia Ib the material used, and a Tarvia spreader
and a 'big steam roller are doing the
heaviest (part of the work.
The Barrett company ot Vancouver
has the contract for doing the pay.
ing. The city pays 25 per cent for
the paving " of the transpro-rtnclal
highway and all of the cost for the
paving of Brldgt street
T he pavingof the highway and the
street makes a decided Improvement in the appearance of the city,
and if old Sol ls not too hard on it
during the dog days lit will undoubtedly prove a paying 1 nvestment.
Anyways it should pay tor itself in
lessened sprinkling costs.
It is The Sun's opinion that the
work will meet with the approval of
a majority of the ratepayers.
Shipments ot ore to the big reduction works of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company ot Canada at Trail are keeping up well, according to the latest report of ore
received at the smelter for the period May 1 to 7, -Inclusive, which follows:
-Copper Concentrates—
Allenby Copper Co., Allenby, (70S
Milling ore—
A urora, Aldridge, (72 tons; Bluebell, (Rlondel, 702 tons; Duthie,
Smi!there, 36 tons; (Lucky Jim, Zincton, 181 tons; Lake Shore, Ains.
worth,j 40 tons; Noble Five, Sandon,
78 tons; Buth Hope,* Sandon, (46
tons; Yankee Girl, Ymir, 398 tons.
Dry Ore----
Last 'Chance , Republic, 514 tons;
Lone Pine, Republic, 98 tow; Quilp-
Rep -bite, 462 tons Surprise, Republic, 118 tons.
Lead Ore—
tMolly (Hughes, New Denver, 34
tons; Sovereign, Sandon, 18 tons.
Lead Ag.—
Wellington, Beaverdell. 63 tons.
Company mines, 6286 tons; grand
total, 8831 tons.
Hamilton's air port comes into
operation May 1st. The property
used is four hundred acres is extent.
A large hangar 'is being constructed!'
and the old homestead on the prop*
erty will be remodelled as an aviation boarding school.
Driven by over-population to eating bark of trees and seaweed from
the ocean, the wild goats of Guadeloupe Island are changing their
habits and, In some respects, their
form. They are learning to climb
leaning trees in search of foliage.
It is all right to try and make the
grade, but-don't try to make the
grade  crossing.
. Any man who works only tor pay
seldom does hla beat
As a result, during the great war,
of the pro-Turkish activities of the
sultan of Darfur, the westernmost
province of the Anglo-Egyptian Soudan, Great Britain found it necessary,
to take over actual government of
this region on the southern edge of
the Sahara near the middle of northern Africa. Darfur is therefore bnt.
of the most recent lands to pass from
native ruler to British administrator.
The new British administrator
learned of the character of the reg-
glon over which he was to rule by
the long and tiring overland journey.
His caravan marched practically all
day and every night except for a
co pie of hours at midnight to rest
the camels.
Um Kedada, which was a military
base for the British army of occupation on the march up to El Fasher,
stands on high ground with a fair*
outlook, surrounded by escarpments
of low-lying hills. Its chief call to
fame is a most excellent water supply—an invaluable asset.
Iti* difficult adequately to picture what a well means until one has
lived near Sahara. On the 300-mile
trip from Central Soudan there are
only two. The flrst necessity for
Britain's flrst representative at Um
Kedada was a temporary house. In
the land of opposite*, where one
writes from right to leftett, takes off
one's shoes and leaves the hat on
when entering a house, one naturally
begins building at the roof and
builds downward. Native tukls, or
huts, huts, are made from dried mill
let stalks and are shaped like straw
beehives, but are finished at the top
with little tufts.
Whien the temorary dwelling was
finished, the work of creating a town
was started i nearnest. This was
planned in lots of 197 by 197 feet,
with roads running north and south
and east and west, of 5 feet and 32
feet, alternately. On each of the-e
plots nine tukls were allowed to be
b lit, and a man was appointed head
of each plot to Bee that lt was kept
in a sanitary condition. Natives grail
ually collected from the surrounding
hamlets to he near the well, and a
town of 600 or 600 soon sprang up,
including a few pilgrims from Nlge
rla. People did not formerly live
near the highway for fear of being
raided by passing bands.
The country of eastern Darfur
mostly covered by brushy scrub and
a grass called haskaneet, the Beeds
ot which have innumerable little
spikes that get into everything—
food, clothes, hair and skin—setting
up nasty irritations. The natives all
carry homemade tweezers to extract
the spikes from their legs.
Millet is the only species of grain
that will grow in the district owing
to the poorness of the sand as soil.
Although the inhabitants call tbem
selves Arabs and speak that language, they are negroids—that ls, negroes with a small admixture of Arab
blood which has come down through
the ages.
They are Mohammedans, but as
few can reads,or write, they are not
strict followers of the prophet, exi
cept in that both sexes respect the
Ramadan, the month of fasting.
(Owing to the Arab Invasion of
northern Africa many centuries ago,
the Moslem religion extends from
the Red sea to the West Afican coast
It is laid down in the Koran .that all
devo t followers of the prophet who
are aljle to do so, must shmake the
sacred pilgrimage to Mecca once in
their lifetime.
j Selling all that they possess, the
hardy Hausa tribesmen of Nigeria
purchase, as many bulls ands cows as
they can and set out, the children
and old women being mounted on the
patient beasts, upon which also are
loaded cooking pots and innumerable bits of paraphernalia. The braves
amble along*, brandishing their throw
ing spars, while the oldest nun carries a spear about ten feet long to
add to 'the dignity of his age.
The journey to Mecca tkes about
two years. Much of tbe ground to be
covered is practically waterless, and
there are great hardships to endure.
The pilgrims follow the main caravan routes across Nlgeria.on through
French equatorial  Africa, approach
ing Darf r province through Aveshr.
In the time of the Sultan All Dinar
the pilgrims paid heavy tolls to him;
their fairest daughters often were
forcibly taken to adorn his harem,
and their cattle Impounded to pay
imaginary taxes. The reoccupatlon
of Darfur by the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan government therefore is of Immense beneflt to these pilgrims, as
they now have the protection of
either the French or British govern-
throughout their route. *
Even so, there are many difficulties
to be overcome. At various larger
centers the little parties settle down,
sometimes for months at a time,
hewing wood or drawing water or
cutting grass for the more indolent
Arabs, thereby earning enough
money to provide them with food for
the journey to the next place. At El
Abend they rest for a long time, laboriously earning eno gh money for
'the railway fare to "Khartoum, and
then proceed to Suakln or Port Sudan. Thence thence they are taken
in Arab dhows to Jidda, the Red sea
port for Mecca on the Arabian coast.
The principal occupation of a native man of Darfur is killing time,
and his average daily round ls as
An early riser, he to up betimes to
send his women off, either to thu
well or to the tebeldl tree to get
water. If he owns a fair number of
animals, he accompanies the women
and assists them. Then he sees the
animals driven out pasture by a
small hoy, who is responsible for
bringing them back at night. That
finished, his day's work Is done.
As soon as the flrst rains come,
the man goes off with his wife or
"arives and escorts each to her own
patch, because each has her own
seed supply, just as each has a separate house.
Afterthrce weeks of good rains and
ample sunshine, the grain comes up,
and with it the everlasting haskaneet; so he takes his only other tool,
a halfmoon-shaped hoe and hoes the
At the end of four months, if the
crop has safely passed through these
vicissitudes, the millet is ripe, grown
to a height of six feet. The head,
some ten Inches long, Is snipped off
and taken to a hard piece of ground
near by, where the grain is beaten
out by hand. The grain then ls winnowed by being thrown in the air,
after which it is stored in small pits
dug in the ground, to be removed as
Interim Report of
Justice Morrison
When Noel Coward, the English
playwright and actor, was dn New
York he told at a dinner a story of
the theater.
..The theater is an incomprehen-
slve sort of thing," said he. Sometimes it's hard for a writer or an actor tor to force his way ln. Some,
times, again, It's easy.
"There was once a chap who had
written a play, and he called by ap
polntmtent one afternoon to see a
manager about lt. He stammered
horribly, gut of course he made no
mention o t this fact.
"Indeed, he had no opportunity to
menton It, for as soon as he appeared the manager said:
"We'll get right down to bueriness.
I know who you are. You know
who I am, I'm a busy man. You're
a busy man. Now, then, you've got
a play wrapped up in that parcel. Sit
down in that chair and read it to me.
"So the young man read his play.
It was heavy going, .very heavy going, but he read it through to theend.
"Then the manager said: 'I'll take
that play.' And he called his secretary.
" -George,' he said to the secretary,
'draw up a contract for this young
man. I'm going to take this play.
It's no good, no good at all, but lt
ought to make the audience laugh
their heads off. (Every blasted character stutters.'"
One of the tasks of civilization is
to t rain the automobile so that It
will not be more destructive of life
than the gun; and the way to accom
pllsh it is to keep the fool and the
steering wheel far apart.
The interim report ofthe Hon. Mr.
Justice Morrison on the Gauthler
charges, in so far as the alleged mis
conduct on the part of the Hon. Dr.
Sutherland, minister of public works,
and Hon. J. A. Buckham, speaker of
the legislature, is concerned, exonerating these gentlemen entirely from
the charges made and pronouncing
the sworn testimony of Ga thlier as
untrue, ought to give just a little
pause to the Hastings street after
noon -paper. The day was when the
Vancouver Province, under the able
management and ownershipof W. C.
Nichol, was a dignified, juiet and
rather Independent journal, purveying news to the public in that fashion that appeals to the sense of fair
play and decency of the modern Britl
iisder and Canadian. But within recent months, under an eastern control, it seems to have completely lost
its political balance and descended
Into the ranks of those few blindly
partisan sheets which still survive
tin some parts of Canada and wbich
are very numerous ln the United
States. It has without ceasing, both
in its news and editorial col mns,
hurled most vicious Insinuations and
charges against members of the provincial government. During the
sittings of the recent commissions it
permitted its partisanship to lead lt
into making comments utterly in contempt of court on matters that were
sub judice. Now it finds itself in the
embarrassing position of having to
find a way out. It would almost look
as. lf it were making haste to cover
up lest some of Its comments and reports might prove so unfair as to be
Last Wednesday the Province said:
"Dr. Sutherland and Mr. Speaker
Buckhamcome out of this business
without taint pon their personal
honor, lt is our particular duty to
say that and we are happy to be able
to say it with a candid mind."It tries
here to excuse litself for the unjustifiable position it heretofore took. It
was not above broadcasting under
glaring headlines that Doctor Sutherland had entered into a corrupt
bargain for the sharing of liquor
commissions, a charge that has failed miserably. It says now, even as
Mr. Twlgg does, that it intended no
personal charge, but ilt will have difficulty, as will Mr. Twfgg, of convlnc
ing the public of its sincerity. Would
it not have been fairer to have been
more restrained in its attacks in the
first place? It knew months ago the
type of man that Gauthler was. -And
yet it accepted Ms staements as adequate gro nds on which to besmirch
the characters of some of the best
men ln British Columbia.
After all, men ln public life are
just as entitled to fair play as are
those ln any other field of endeavor.
Most of the ministers, federal and
provincial, make considerable sacrifice of their private interests while
filling ministerial posts. BrltUh Columbia has a cabinet of exceptionally
vne personnel. All the memibers of
the government alike are men who
have made good In private life. They
are men of clean morals and high In
tegrlty, men who tako their public
responsibilities with more than the
usual earnestness. Whether right
or wrong In policy, they are good
citizens. One ventures thn opinion
that no ' cabinet in Canada serves
more diligently than does the cabinet
of British Columbia.
It Ib wlthregret that The Morning
Star flndh itself compelled to make
these comments on the conduct of
the Daily Province. But it feels that
to pass the Incident In silence would
be to fail In an obvious d ty and be
neither Just nor courageous. It is
not suggested that the charges spon
sored by the province and .voiced by
Mr. Twigg should never have been
made; but rather, that in making
them there should have been a more
diligent search for' truth, and not so
much anxious baste to score a political triumph even at the cost of
blasting the reputations of such men
as Senator Bostock, Mr. Speaker
Buckham and the Hon. Dr. Sutherland.—Vancouver  Morning Star.
Vernon, May '1.—Location of the
head oflice of the board ot direction
under the Fruit Marketing act was
not decided at a meeting here Tuesday. The British Columbia Growers
and Shipping Federation passed selection to tbe committee of direction.
Vernon and Kelowna are the centers
most favored.
In a showdown Vernon would have
been selected, but President Chambers of the Associated Growers suggested that, to avoid bitterness, it
would be best to leave the decision
to the board.
Location of the head office of the
federation will be wherever the committee of direction is.
The directors will be asked to provide a budget, and when this ls forthcoming methods to be employed to
raise money will be considered.
Remuneration ot directors named
by the Associated and Independents
will be considered after the directors
of the federation bring in a recommendation.
Members of the federation were
present from 13 shipping centers.
The regular meeting of the city
counufl was held in the council chamber on Monday evening, the mayor
and all the aldermen being present
Most of the time of the session
was taken up with the transaction
ot routine business and the passing
of the monthly accounts. The committee reports were brief, and delt
mainly with the work now being
carried on by the city
The principal subject discussed
was that of paving a portion of the
provincial highway through the city
and some of the streets ln the business section with Tarvia, and plans
were perfected for carrying out this
work at once.
AThe bill ot Engineer McCulloch
for $300 for preliminary work done
ln connection with the Smelter lake
power scheme was ordered paid, but
no steps were taken to f rther prosecute work on this project.
Denver, Col., May 9.—Col. A. fi
Humphreys, millionaire oil man ot
Denver, who died in mercy hospital
here Sunday after accidentalyy shoot
ing hi mself with a shotgun, had a
picturesque and stormy career.
He started In life as a school
teacher at $23 per month. Ui school
was at Sigmond, five miles from Sis-
sonvllle, W. Va., his birthplace.
Trail, B. 0.i May 9.—Col. Humphreys, whose death is announced
today, started his industrial career ln
tho Duluth iron range, but after several reverses he came west to try his
luck In Rosslandy during the early
boom days in 1895.
Joining F. August s Heinze In several mining ventures at the time
when the brilliant young copper king
of Montana decided to build a smelter at Trail to treat the Rossland
ores, they together persuaded Col. E.
S. Topping, the original owner of the
site, to lay out the town of Trail.
Famous among the early Kootenay
legends of mining romance is the
story of the game o "freeze out"
■played by the three promoters for
the odd undivided lots in the town-
site, F. A. Heinze collaring the pot,
said to be worth $25,000 at the then
appraised  valuation.
"Col. Humphreys is the last of the
three pisturnsque pioneers to cross
the divide after having become a
multi-millionaire through the discovery of the famous "H mphreys Pool"
in the southern oil fields.
F. A. Heinze built and 'operated
Trail's original smelting plant, now
developed by the Consolidated Milling & Smelting company to Canada's
greatest metallurgical industry. THE SUN: GBAND FOBKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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FRIDAY. MAY 13, 1927
Notes • Notions • Notables
Poets and -philosophers tell of the satisfaction obtained
from cultivation of flower and vegetable gardens, but tho
practice is not as general as could be wished. In many
places there is much less gardening than there was some
years ago. People have too many things they want to do
with their spare time. In many cities and towns, however, the garden movement has been pushed as a community proposition. People have "been urged, In a systematic way, to decorate their grounds with handsome
shrubbery and flowers, and some of these communities
have developed an amazing amount ot this beautiflcation.
Such towns become noted, and every min te put In on
those flower beds is no doubt paid for in the higher value
of real estate that lis established ln such a town. IHome
pride is the motive that can best be relied upon to promote the gardening movement. People will usually do
what theur neighbors do. If you persuade one or two influential famiilies on a street to spend a little more time
ahd money beautifying their iplaces this season, the majority of their neighbors would, wtithin a year or two, fall
into line and do the same thing. As respects vegetables,
the advantage of the backyard garden ought to be obvious in these times of high prices'. The children of the
modern commuqity do not have enough share in the home
tasks, and it would do them good to have som** reg Iar
labors in a garden and they could well do a good deal of
its work. But tlie old folks cannot expect them thus to
labor they also are Willing to do some stunts with the
spade and hoe.
James Cook collected and published abundant and con
-vincing evidence of its -South American origin and tits inability to establish or malintain itself in any location without the assistance of man. Prof 'Berry Identifies the deposits in which these fossils were discovered as pliocene
or pre-pliocene in age. This would indicate that these
coconuts were growing wfild, as there ls no evidence in
that remote age of men who might have cultivated them.
The grimmest of all surgeons' jokes came true in London the other day. A 47-year-old woman died after a
long, mysterious illness, and at the lnjuest a six-Unch pair
of forceps was found in her abdomen. She had been
operated on for a pelvic com**la*nt three years before at
fit. George's hospital. The forceps, left ln her body by a
careless nurse or doctor, had remained there tor three
The followling highly modern advertisement is sent us
as appearing in a Florida paper:   "For rent—'Handsome
| bungalowette    with   a   garagette, kitchenette, bathette,
' parlorette, and porchette."
Probably one of the first men to see the sun set twice
on the same day ds an English airman, flying from London to Paris late one evening, he saw the sun go down.
A passenger then asked him to climb another 5000 or 6000
feet. There the sun came into view once more, and they
watched it sink below the horizon for the second time.
A fatherless flsh Is the latest freak of modern science.
The fatherless cbild has been a natural product since the
dawn of history.
One of the most mysterious powers that close observation has revealed is the capacity of certain fishes and
water animals to live out of water. Some small crustaceans have been known to live for forty years In dried mud
without losing the power of actlyely living when the mua
Was nvdistened again. In "The"Haunts of Pfe," Prof.
J. Arthur Thomson tells us that a naturalist visiting J6-
r salem took a little mud from the pool of Gihon, at the
;Jaffa gate, nnd prat it ta ti, ipilM-o*"; It lay dry for forty
■ytersvbut when some of the dry dust was 'put iinto a sau-
<ier full ofwater "it gave rise after a short time to _omt-
lively water-fleas." The eel, as is well known, can travel
through damp grass. There is a tropical flsh, known as
the cllmb'.ng perch, which has the very curious habit of
scrambling, by means of its pectoral fins, up stones, roots,
and even the trunks of trees, In search of the Insects on
which it feeds. Still more surprising is the habit of a
South AfitJcan flsh, called Clanias, which lis said to make
nnoctuurnal raids on fields in order to eat the grains of
millet. . -ju |*g
1)1 health is the real cause of business depression, declares Doctor H ntlngton of Yale. There comes a spell
of general Ill-health, followed by more mumerousdeaths,
and tbis dpresses the population and creates such a feeling of panlic that one of its results is a financial crlBis,
which is thus in realty due to the weakening effects of
The puffing of a railway engine Is a common enough
sound, but few people know by what it is regulated. Actually the numlber of puffs made by a locomotive in the
course of a '-journey depends on the circumference of its
driving .wheels. No matter what the speed of the train
may be, the engine will give four puffs for every complete
turn of the driving wheels. The wheels may vary in circumference, but the average is 20 feet With average
driving wheels and a speed of 50 miles an hour, a locomotive will gibe 880 puffs a minute, or 52,800 puffs an hour,
the driving wheels performing 13,200 complete revolutions
in the CO minutes.
Horse* have practically disappeared from the fire stations of the land because they cost too much to maintain
between fires, and now steam flreboats in those cities
that have waterfronts are disappearing for the same reason. The newest type flreboats are craft driven by
electricity generated on board at a moment's notice. The
Harris county Houston ship channel navigation district
commission at Houston, Texas, has replaced steam boats
with electrics and the idea is spreading. On steam lire-
boats two firemen must he on duty twenty-four hours a
day firing the boilers, even tho gh the boat makes a run
only once a week. The new craft with dlesel engines
consume no fuel until the fire call comes, then they go
Into action, producing lull power beginning at the first
turn of thoir propellers.
jA certajln tman is Inclined to be pompous and obstinate.
A'short time ago he visited a navy dockyard, and somehow managed lo get aboard a vessel where vlisltors were
at the time excluded. An officer encountered him upon
the deck antl told him that he could not remain. The
visitor swelled up and said that he was a taxpayer, that
as such he such he owned part of the warship upon which
he was standing, and that he had a right to be aboard
and would not depart,. The officer looked at him a moment. Then lie walked over to an anchor chain and
with his poclcetknife scraped a bit of rust from lt. Returning to the visitor, he offered him the flake of rust, and
said: "Here's your share of this ship. Take rlt and get
out." 222
Fossil nuts discovered at Mangonul, New Zealand, indicate that the coconut palm flo rlished there possibly as
early as 1,000,000 years ago, according lo Prof. Edward
W Berry of Johns Hopkins university. There have been
two opinions among l*otaiiinl* as to the place of origin
and the method of distribution of lhe coconut palm. Al-
phonse de Ctmdolle and other botanists have held that its
place of orifjin was Asia or Polynesia, and that nuts carried by the ocean currents and tossed ashore by the waves
spread thc palm from land to land.   On the other hand,
Anything particularly bizarre in the way of clothing is
apt to be called "collegiate," but all college students are
not given to spending much time and thought in the matter of clothling. There are some students who' go to class
in overalls and carry a pickax which they make use of
along with their notebook. These are the men who are
taking the mining course at Columbia university and at
the Institute of Technology. {Each of these institutions
maintains bunk houses, mess halls and other similar
equipment at mining camps and the students work under
the same conditions that mine laborers find. Columbia's
class is at Litchfield, Conn., and Tech's at IMttne Hill,
near Dover, IN. J., and fifty st dents are -working at these
places. They labor or study, whichever it may be called
-in overalls and old clothing and they go and come by the
clock just as the most laborer working at (their side.
They labor underground with shovel and pick by the
light of an oil lamp and are begrimed, muddy and covered
with coal dust dn their appearance they are not at all
like the typical student, but like the real laboring man.
Before the Amerlcanoccupation, large ships were forced
to He two or three miles off shore at Manila. An inclosed harbor has been built by constructing a long breakwater and dredging.
"A name to conjure with" is a phrase more used than
understood, as conjuring was not always the (term for
stage mor parlor tricks of the present day. Originally
conjuring stood for the art of the magician—the conjuror
of the Dark ages being really the same personage as the
wizard. His conj King really meant a very solemn compact or ar agreement the word itself being taken from
the Latin for an oath. Part of the ritual consisted in the
then popular belief that he could summon up satan ur
some other spirit by the saying of some "word of power,
such a word being generally mysterious sounding., like
"abracadabra." Occasionally the name of som-a departed
great one.such as Solomon, was used. This name would
then be known as sffluclently mighty to "conjure with,
spirits hearing it 'being bound to obey. Today, we no
Xmger believe in magic, and the magician of mystery
and dread has turned into the harmless gentleman wiio
produces rabbits from his hat at children's parties, but
the old phrase still remains, and we refer to this and that
great man as having a "name to conjure with." (
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Everybody seems excited these days; people write letters in italis; voices sweet and low have become obsolete; nothing any longer is either good or bad, everything
is dairin good or damn bad. And the less vocabulary
people . have to use, the more they use it.—Scribner's
Hugh Walpole, the novelet, responding to the toast of
"The Ladies," said wtlttlly at a dinner in New York: "Love
is the q est of life. Then comes marriage—the conquest.
Afterward divorce.   Divorce is the inpest"
Poems From EasternLands
Love came to Flora asking for a flower
That would of flowers W undisputed queen,
The Uly and the rose, long, long had been
Rivals or that high honor.   Bards of power
Had sung their claims.   "The rose can never tower
Like the pale Illy with her Juno mlien"—
"But is the lily lovller "   Thus between
FloWer-factions railg the strife In Pspche's bower.
"Give me a flower delicious as the rose
And stately as the Uly in her pride"—
"B t of what color?"—"Rose-red,," Love flrst chose,
Then prayed—"No, lily-white—or, both provide;"
And Flora gave the lotus, "rose-red" dyed,
And "lily-white"—the -jueenltiest flower that blows.
I—Torn. Dutt.
p4ncient History
The West Kootenay Power company this week pur
chased the plant and assets of the Cascade Power company.
-.'Ml Matheson, one of the ollest smeltermen ln the eit.;
is spending his vacation at the coast during the shut-down
of the Granby. z       (
Col. R. T. (Lowery, the veteran newspaper man, has sold
the Greenwood Ledge to James W. Grier owing to 111
A. E. Smith & Co., proprietors of the Orand Porks-Franklin mail stage, this week resumied tri-weekly trips tbetween
this city and Franklin.
The water lin the North Fork Is steadily rising. The
work of sending the sawlogs for the Yale-Columibia Lumber company tbrough the log chute over the smelter dam
was commenced on Wednesday.
Tfce Spice of Life
Counsel (examining hb witness —
You say you heard the shots fired?
Witness—Yes, sir. t
"How near were you to the scene
of the affray?" (
"At the first shot I was abont ten
feet from the man who fired."
"Ten teet? WeU, now (tell the
court where you- were when the sec
ond shot was flred." ;
"mil didn't measure the (distance."
"Speaking approximately, how far
should you ssy?"
"Well, I should think ft was about
half a mille!"     (
(The intelligence tests that the experts in psychology use naturally
pus le the children a little. They
are not quite clear ln their minds
just what it lis all about, at this little
story from Everybody's Magazine
Recently in one of the puubllc
schoolh on the lower East Side of
New York City the children underwent the Binet test. One of them,
having been graded as subnormal,
was sent to the Institute for the
Feeble-m|inded, b t, since the dlrec?
tors of that Institution decided that
she was too near normality to be
suited to their methods, she promptly returned to her old school, Her
mates, who thought she had gone
permanently, were astonished to see
her, and one of them explained:
"Minnie, she went away to get examined to be an idiot, but she didn't
Teacher—Ho wwould you tell the
height of a tower by means of a barometer?
Bright Boy—I'd lower the barometer fro mthe top of the tower and
then mieasure the string.
La ghter was never absent trom
the trenches even during the most
terrible moments of the war. The
Lnodon Daily News gives this example of the whimsical humor ot Tommy Atkins:
British troops had found that certain captured Oerman trenches were
full of notices that read: Zum understand, which, interpreted, m-eans
"To the antiaircraft shelter." The
next day while the officer ln command was inspecting he was astonished to Observe below each legend
another, like this: Zum Unterstand,
Zum Don't.
Mistress—What would you like for
Christmas, cook?
Cook—One of them "goto' away'
suitcases would be handy, mum.
"Every time the baby looks into
my face he laughs," declared the
proud and boastful father.
"Well, he's too young to have learned good manners yet," replied his
sarcastic friend, "but at least you
must be gratified to see that the
child haB a real sense of humor."
Biography (to the 1960 manner)—
Left a golf orphan at an early age,
he overcame every handicap and
rose to greatness.
iMUckey was an apprentice in a
shipyard and the flrst morning the
foreman p t a two-foot rule Into his
hand and told him to go and measure a large steel plate. He returned
in twenty minutes.
"Well, tMickey," said the foreman,
what Us the sbe of the plate?"
A satisfied grin stole over Mickey's
face. "It's just the length of this
rule," he replied, "and two thumbs
over, with thb brick, and the
brreadth of my hand, and my arm
from here to there, bar the finger!"
The young man had Just proposed
to the wealthy but middle-aged
widow. i,
"But aren't you a trifle yo tori-
she aaked coyly.
"Yes," he replied, "but I'm doing
my best to lake on, age."
Tommy is fond of sqeezing tooth
paste out of ihhls shiny new tube.
"Dn't take too much this time,
dear," hfs mother aaid to him one
morning when he was cleaning hb
teeth. t
"How much nuay I have?" asked
'   -WeU, I should think a   little   bit,
perhaps as big as a bean
Tommiy gave a great pinch, and o t
Shot the paste.
"Oh, oh!" exclaimed hb mother.
"Not all that, Tommy. Dldu't I aay
as big aa a bean?"
"Yes," replied Tommy. "Thb b a
string bean."
A child was dining with his parents at the Claypool hotel. Having
finished dinner he and hb parents
rose to leave. The hoy being well
Instructed to good manners, said to
the waiters, "Good-bye, everybody.
The cake was nice, and I had a nice
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Applications for immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, are invited.
Pri-ccsi«-From $25.00 per lot upwards.
Termst—Cnsh and approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may be seen at the
City Office.
City Clerk.
Sometimes the informality
of the spoken word
is more effective
than a letter.
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and carries a number of interesting
features found In no other Boundary
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Singing Tobacco-Grower to Feature F
■Wi-*,' -.-a %  vt**l
According to recent game regulations in the Province of Alberta,
prairie chicken, grouse, partridge,
greater and lesser yellow legs, Mack
breasted and golden plover, are now.
on the protected list, while the baa
on Hungarian partridge, north of
the North Saskatchewan River, has
been lifted.
" i
It has been announced by Premier
Ferguson, of Ontario, that the Government proposes to foster the creation of an Industrial research institution with an endowment of $2,000,-
000 for the purpose of solving scientific problems of production and process for Canadian industries.
While on a tour of the Maritimes
recently, Dr. F. T. Wahlen, chief of
the seed branch of the Department
of Agriculture at Ottawa, was of
the opinion that a great deal more
of the seed used in these provinces
should be grown on their own farms.
The seed is very hardy, he declared,
and, with proper care, a market
could be established in the northern
states of the Union, and the crop
profitably disposed of.
*L Chateau Froatenae, Qawbce,' where Featl-ral will be held.     % Vincent Feerltrr Se ReeMtisn-f.     3. Maiasse
de Re-pen tlsny.     4. One of the haadlerafts ot Old (t-ubec.
Festival which is being held at tha
Chateau Frontenac in Quebec from
May 20 to 22.
De Repentigny began life as a
farmer ahd intends to spend the
For more than three-score  years
Vincent Ferrier de Repentigny has
'' heen singing. He sings in the morning
while he is drt**ii;g, he sings while he.
works, he sings in the evening when,
he is sitting in the rocking chair by
i the kitchen stove.  In fact, Madame
:i de Repentigny asserts that it is not
unusual for her good man to Bing in
his -sleep.
Vincent Ferrier de Repentigny, by
the.way, is one of the best known
V interpreters of the French Canadian
Folksong.  Be has the largest repertoire—387 Bongs, some dating back to
the sixteenth andseven teenth century,
i.,' when thdy were sung in the courts of
France and by the fisher folk ou the
,. shores of Brittany.   Most of .these
melodies de Repentigny learned from
,,   the lips of his mothei*, who remem-
,   bered them herself as she -an'-; them
.   #t, the spinning wheel in the little
.- farmhouse at St. Timothee where de
Repentigny spent h's youth.    Other
,, .he  learned  from  the  shanty  men
.',   during the winter* he spent in tin*
.„, "woods"—good rolU-Jking soncs tb.it.
■ were aung hundrads of years •i.-b by
tha "voyageurs" who explored Cur»-
ada's riven and forests in the early
De Repentigny comes of a family
.which Btood high at the Court of ths
French Kings in the 17th century
and ia .a descendant of the famoua
Madame de Repentigny who waa
really responsible for the introduction
of handicrafts into Canada. When
in .1805 the French vessel "La Seine"
carrying the annual cargo bf Paris
frocks for the Ladies of Quebec was
captured in the high seas by the
British, and these "ladies saw themselves faced by the prospect of Isolation for an indefinite time from the
supply of new clothes, Madame de
Repentigny, the social leader of the
time, set tne farmers at once to the
Bowing of flax-and the breeding of
sheep,- and the women to the spinning
of thread and the weaving of cloth.
De Repentigny is still as much in'
demand at social affairs as he was
thirty or forty years ago. He is well-
known to the French population of
ilie Province, and almost as well
to the English- He will leave
his farm m Beauharnois court-/
Ion-; enourli to take part in the
Canadian HancU----.it and Fiill-son-;
remainder of hia days growing "tabac
Canadien"; but he has tried his hands
at many trades. He hss spent several
winters in the bush; for some time he
was captain of a great lakes freighter;
he has been a tailor, and is still the
proprietor of a restaurant in Rose-
mount. Yet he is a true "habitant"
and there is nothing that appeals to
him so much as a cosy little farm
house somewhere in his native county,
and a few good acres of healthy
ThiB big-hearted jolly fellow who
has a smile and a handshake tot
everyone carries his sixty-nine year
lightly. His voice is as strong as it
was when he wss a young man; his
step as light. De Repentigny's grandfather lived to the great age of 108,
his father was hale and hearty at
ninety, and De Repentigny himself
expectt- to sing all of his 387 songs
many times over, and grow many
7*o "n-"8 of good tabac, beiore he joins
nis illustrious forefathers.
The versatility of the seaplane
was ably demonstrated recently.
C. F. Tennefoss, a Swedish sea captain, with urgent business in Shanghai, was taken from the Canadian
Pacific Toronto Express at Mission
City, B.C., and rushed by seaplane
to the. outer wharf at Vancouver,
where he caught the flagship of the
Canadian Pacific fleet, the "Empress of Canada" for the Orient.
The seaplane was landed on the
Fraser River within easy reach of
tbe depot.
Ga.roline Taxes
Our Patience
Tbe chap who does a lot of touring certainly wonders how the various . 'provinces and states "get that
winy'' when it comes to paying extra
-pennies for each gallon of gasoline.
The A. A. A. aided me ln compiling the following: 'Read, and then
voice your opinion on the subject
•If any oiticens have-a right to complain It Is certainly those from staes
and a few others -where no gasoline
taxes at all are inmposed.
Xsast" year there were three states
tm-potUng a tax ot one cent per gallon, twenty-one states levying a tax
of two cents per gallon—the nearest
approach t a uniformity—one state
with a two and one-halt cent tax,
thirteen taxing at the rate of three
cents, two taxing three and one-halt
cents, three taxing four cents and
South Carolina . going the limit at
Ave cents.
On a basis of registration and total
gas receipts of ten states which are
not fresort" states, the average car
used 161 gallons-of gasoline for the
flrst six months and) paid a tax of
13.02. for the same period the average tax paid in 'Florida was $11.80.
Since the tax in Florida is three
cents, the figures would Indicate a
consumption ot 393 gallons for each
car.-      -'-
The figures, however, are mis-
taxes paid In the non-resort states
and in 'Florida is principally the
leading. The difference between the
amount of taxes exacted from tourists.' No wonder (Florida needs no
state Income or Inheritance taxes!
It may be all flight for staes like
Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona.etc,
struggling ibraveiy to build good
roads across vast, sparsely settled
districts to collect a modicum of
their cost of maintenance from the
tourtet who benefits . so largely
through them-, but It ls far from just
for the prosperous states to exact
tribute from the huge numbers of
pleasure seekers flocking within
tbelr borders to spend money and
further enrich the coffers of the resort owners.
Pennsylvania for their license tags,
driver's licenses and certificates of
title already pay far more than the
annual cost of her fine highway system'; but Pennsylvania asks only
two cents from the South Carolina
motorist tor every gallon of gas he lady for some poached eggs,
purchases, so why should South Ca- I The landlady shook her head
rollna levy a fax on the Pennsylvania motorist ot five cents on every
gallon? 'Besides paying more than
hig share for the roads, is" the automobile owner forever to be the vic
tim and prey of petty, tribute levying politicins?
Rhode Island furnishes another
example of the wide variations in
taxes and taxation methods. Automobiles registered .in the smallest
state in the Union total 89,247. Yet
despite a tax of of one cent a gallon,
tax receipts were only $45,848. Thie
is only fifty-one cents for each car
What ls the answer? Does the
, Rhode Island motorist buy only 102
I gallons of gas a year, or tis he buy-
ling his gasoline in Massachusetts
where it is tax free? I'll give you
three guesses.
The season for bass fishing in
Ontario, with the exceptions of the
St. Lawrence and the Ottawa Rivers,
has been shortened this year by
about a fortnight, opening July 1
and ending November 20, according
to information given out by the
tourist department of the Canadian
Pacific Railway. This action was
taken by the Ontario Provincial Government when it was found out that
bass had not finished spawning when
the season opened June 16 in previous years. The same ruling applies
to muscalunge fishing in Ontario
this year.
Canada is sending increasing supplies of tobacco to the West of England, according to the Trade Commissioner at Bristol. One organization has built a factory ln Ontario,
have their own buyers, and are packing the leaf, Canadian Burley, to
suit the English trade. Consumers
■ In England are getting used to
Canadian, tobacco and with the
Empire preferential duty, which
amounts to 48 cents per pound less
than the duty on foreign tobacco,
increased quantities of Canadian
Burley will find their way to the
United Kingdom.
:   Mrs. Brldey (at 1 a.m.)—Oh,Jack,
wake tup! . 1* can just feel there's a
mouse in the room.
I(H sband (drowsily)—Well, just feel
there's a cat, too, and go to sleep.
' An Englishman on "a walking tour
In a remote part of the Scottish High
lands came, says thu Argonaut, to a
lonely Tnn. .Being ravenously hun-
he enterde and asked the land-
haven't any eggs,, sir," she said.
"But," she added, lowering her voice
to a whisper, "I dinna doot that I
could get you a fine dish of poached
In token of the fact that this year
is the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation in Canada, E. W. Beatty, Chairman and President of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, has extended a personal invitation to Miss Hortense
'Cartier, only surviving daughter of
Sir George Etienne" Cartier, one of
the Fathers of Confederation, to
•fake part in the trip-across Canada,
organised by the University of
Montreal under the auspices of the
Canadian Pacific, to start In July.
Miss Cartier, who is in her 78th
year, has accepted, and it is expected that she will meet Sir Hugh
MacDonald, son of Sir John A. MacDonald, another Confederation Father, who is police magistrate in Winnipeg.
The real show at the automobile
show is the family showing father
how the new cars show up the old
, ou get for
you pay?
VALVE Is not a natter ol price alone.
simply -hat you tet Ier the price yo* *p*y.
Chevrolet is low In price—-but oot st the es-
•sense ol quality. It is economies'—becsuse
It fa sot cheaply built. It fa supreme in vslue
because it gives more of-tine things you want
for the price you pay.
First and always, quality counts with Chevrolet. Tliere is quality in the distinctive Fisher
Indies; in the. long, low lines in the rich.
Justrous Duco colon; In the" smooth, powerful
valve-in-head engine; in the scores of .refinements, such ss air cleaner, oil filter, gss
•trainer; In the la-wry ol Its appointments and
olsterjr; m tke loot, resQlent sprits-a; in
the easy, three-speed transmission.
The Most Besutiful Chevrolet In  Oievrolet
History Is now selling at new and lower prices
—the lowest for which Chevrolet has ever beeen
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Grand Forks, B.C. Pentioton, B.C.
sold in Canada.
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Sport Roadster *7«0     Coups J7SO
Cosch #7«0      Sedan *e*M
Cstsriolet - - - MM Undan Sedan 19)0
Imperial Lendsu Ssstsu - • •_• • • WJ
Roadster Delivery W55   Cosa'K*l Chassis WO
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because they believe
it is worth the price we
charge for it. It is
therefore reasonable to
suppose that they read
its contents, including
advertisments. This
is not -always the case
wifh newspapers that
are offered as premiums with chromos or
lottery tickets
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A peculiar situation appears to
have developed at Cascade. There
are two beer licenses in the town
and the weather continues too cold
tor beer drinking.
6. IB. Hamilton, registrar of voters
for the Orand Forks-Greenwood electoral district, will hold an adjo rned
sitting of the court of revision at the
Court house In the city next Tuesday
forenoon at 10:30 o'clock for the revision of the list of voters.
iMany years ago there was   a   certain ale  judge In llllnolh whose appearance  was  less  Impressive  than
his    learning.     He    was    eytremely
cross-eyed, and his hair was a bright
and unruly red.   The judge   not   at
all   sensitive   and  enjoyed   repeating
i jokes that were at his own expense
< His favorite story was this:
I    He   had   beet   on a duck-hunting
I trip among the marshes south of Chicago,,   and    his  rough shooting costume did not add dignity to hiB ap-
Hr. and Mrs. M. McKay are visit-
lag at the home of Mrs. McKap's
mother, Mrs. J. G. -Murrap, for a few
days this week. "Mickey" has been
playing hockey in Chicago during
the past winter. Thep are now on
tkellr way to their home at the coast.
Win. Huddard was badly injured
free-yesterday by backfire while engaged in cranking E. Spraggett's car.
IDs nose was badlp smashed and re-
pulred medical attention.
Mrs. Joseph Willis underwent a
surgical operation in the Grand
Forks hospital on Tuesday.HHer condition at present is reported to be
Jack McDonald, of Trail, was in
the city this evening. He had been
tip in Greenwood to visit his brother
Dan, who iB seriously ill and not expected to recover.
: Dugald    Camipbell,  of    Vancouver
representing  the  Canadian  Linotype
Company,  Limtited,  inspected    The
Bon's model 5 machine this evening.
. -Geo. C. Egg has moved 'back into
hli old oflice in the Royal bank
(Junior poutry and pig clubs have
been started by ths Midway Farm-
era' institute.
Charles Hansen, of Kimberley, is
spending a few days in the city this
Midway's district schoolB track
meet will be held on June 3. Every
■chool ln the district is invited ta
participate oitpate in the sports and
Ab Fee returned to the city last
Saturday, after spending the -past
inter at the coast.
'Bev. and Mis. W. T.    Bettie   and
daughte r Catherine, of this city- visited at the home of Rev. and Mrs.
A. Walker lin Greenwood on 'Monday.
Abram Mooyboer left for Vancouver on (Monday.
in. new timetable goes into effect
on the C.P.R. on Sunday, 'May 15.
The eastbound train will arrive here
fourteen minutes earlier than at pres
ent There wllll be no change In tho
arrival    of the westbound train.
D. Murray of Beaverdell was in the
eity on T osday.
A teacher of music In a public
school was trying to impress upon
her pupils the meaning of f and g in
a song tttii't they were about to learn.
After explaining the vrst hign, she
said, "Now, children, what do you
say; If f   means   forte, what does II
"Eighty!" shouted ono enthusiastic
The minister decided to buy a car,
but his salary was too small for him
to consider any ibttt a second-hand
car which the buyer ies always told
runs as smooth as it did when new.
After tryins it out for a few days,
the minister took tlie car back to the
agent. e       e
"What's the matter?" he asked
"Can't you run it?''
"Not and stay in the ministry,'
vas the explosive answer.
Well-Meaning Hostess—Now, Mr
Jenkins, you need never again tell
us jou can't sing!     VVe know now.
would give him a lift
The man looked the hunter over
rather, esusplciously. He was evidently not enthusiastic. At last he
said: "Yes. If you will climb np
behind there, you can ride on the
So the judge climbed on, and they
rattled along in silence for several
m'ileh. Tbey came then to a watering trough, and as the lightning-rod
agent was watering his horse a man
droVe up who knew the judge well.
He called him by name and title and
asked what luck he had had with this
The lightning-rod agent listened to
the conversation with interest
When he got back on the seat he
said: "Did that fellow -sail you
"What are you judge of—horseflesh?"
"No, I'm a judge of a law court"
"What kind of a court?"
"A  district  court"
"Back east it takes some considerable mjan to be a judge. Uow big
lh your circuit?"
"Oh, it' reaches from the Wisconsin line down to Peoria."
The man said only one thing more
pearance.   Toward the  end    of    the' while the judge rode, with hftu. That
afternoon he was trudging along the
road on this way home, hot and tired.
A wagon driven by a lightning rod
agent—a more common vehicle in
those . days than now—came along,
and the   judge   asked the man if he
remark followed o few moments' reflection and a couple of loud cracks
with his long rawhide whip. He said:
"1 believe I'll settle down here in
this part of the country myself and
get made a judge!"
Canadian Engineers Coining Back
D. McCALL WHITE. Designed tha
flrst V-type, eight-cylinder engine,
the first of the high-speed school.
He is 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, AU-
Britlsh, English Daimler and tha
- De Lucca-Daimler, the Napier and
tho Crossley, and his cars have been
winners of the Dewar troehy ln
England. Jn the United States he
has been chiefly connected with
Cndillac design and later with tha
Lafayette. Preeent residence in
Atxtomcrbile Trade JtmrwiL
Engineers of outstanding ability,
Canadian-trained, are looking
towards the development of the
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 this is
Mr. D. McCall White, a Scotchman by birth, who, after serving
as Vice-President and General
Manager of tho Cadillac Motor
Company and more recently as
Vice-President nnd General Manager of the Lafayette Motor Company, has announced his acceptance of an executive position with
Brooks Steam Motors, Limited,
whose President, Mr. 0. 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 change from the
conventional type of motor to
steam is the fact that he started
originally as a steam engineer,
and it is undoubtedly affection for
this flrst 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 ln the designing of motor
cars came during 1906 and 1907,
when he was employed by the
Daimler Motor Car Company as
special designing engineer. Afterwards he went to Naples as Gen-*
eral Manager of tho Italian Company. After completing his work
for the 'Daimler Company, Mr.
White joined D. Napior and Son,
Limited, of London, England, as
Chief Engineer. Napier built the
first six cylinder car in the world
and it was Mr. White'B job to
design a car which would remain
supreme in speed tests for two
years. This he succeded ln doing
and during his connection with
the Napier Company he designed
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 haa
gone Into the making of the modern motor car haa 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
it not been for his early years of
experience ln 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 place of Internal combustion engines for
automobiles, buses, trucks, tractors, and all motor vehicles.   He
bases his prediction on his many
years of experience in the automotive field."
And in connection with the appointment, too, Mr. Brooks mado
a significant statement "I bad
the-pleasure of riding with Mr.
White at the rate of over fifty
miles an hour ln our newly developed hus," he said. "He wan
supremely delighted with its performance. Af tec a thorough examination of the boiler and
burner units and other featur*.t
of its construction, he declared
that the Brooks Steam Bus was in
a class by itself, and so far superior ln performance and long life
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 Ib only natural for them to go where there ls
work for them to do," he explained, "and as soon as the present
prosperous trend ln Canada brings
development work to the fore,
you will find Canadian graduates
flocking back again,"
Announcement is also made by
the same company, of the appointment of 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 somo ot thc largest
manufacturers ln the States. He
was born ln Toronto, July 15 th,
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
James Morrison Brass Manufacturing Company, under the direction of his father, who was at that
time General Manager of the Company, the oldest and largest brass
company ln Canada.
Another Canadian with quite a
distinguished engineering career
in the United States is also joining the same organization, in the
person of Mr. J. Heber Coyne,
B.Sc, who obtained hts degree in
electrical and mechanical engineering from the University of
Toronto in 1909, and ls a native
of St Thomas, Ontario. He has
had a remarkable career as Chief
Engineer in the development of
the Knight Sleeve Valve Engine,
and during, the war, with the
Packard Motor Company he had
charge ,br''nesign work, of the
Light Six land Liberty Aircraft
Engine, and after that became a
member of the Advisory Engineering Staff of General Motors.
He ls a member of the Institution of Automobile Engineers of
Great Britain and Society ot
Automotive Engineers of America.
People who object to snakes should
keep away Mexico Station ln New
Guinea. The place, says Capt CA
W. 'Monckton ta some Experiences
of a New Guinea Resident Magistrate,, is absolutely the worst for
snakes of any I have ever known.
They were tere in all sises from
pythons that came after my fowls to
deadly little reptiles that colled in
gunches f bananas. It yon seat a
goy up a cocon t tree, he had first to
beat the bunches of nuts with a
stick 'before he dared to put ont his
hand -
I have known only two men ln my
life who really liked snakes. One was
Armlt, an English health officer, and
the other was his cam-pkeeper, who
was named Rohu. Once at Cape Nelson I had my kneecap knocked to one
side and went by boat to get Armlt,
wbo was' then stationed at Tanmta.
He and his servant had half a dosen
tame snakes that used to crawl over
the -beds and chairs; in fact, they
crawled everywhere. If either of
their owners* wanted to sit Un a chair
he frequently had to pick a snake
out of lt flrst. To the contempt of
the two men I declined a bed in the
house in favor of a bunk at 'the police 'barracks.
"The snakes are quite harmless,"
said Armlt
"That may be," I replied, "hut if I
must have bedfellows I prefer constabulary to snakes!"
It was a common thing for the
storekeepers In the goldfieids to
have a small python.elht or ten feet
long to keep away the rats. Usually
the pythons became very tame. I remember one -big fellow that my "police caught in the Mamgare and sold
to Hancock, a storekeeper at Tama
ta. Hancock trained it to come at
his -whistle for a bowl of condensed
milk. It used to climb about the
beams in the roof of the store and
swing down over the table to be fed,
much to the annoyance of fussy customers who used to be present
Hy—I guess Samson and Delilah
put on the first successful vaudeville
Maid—How's that, old weed.
Lily—Their act brought down the
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MONDAY, the 16th day ol MAY, W*7, at
the hour of 10 o'Cloek In the forenoon, at Ihe
Court-houee,Greeuwoud,hold a sitting of the
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any and all objections to the retention of
any nmne on the ssld List, or to the Registration as a Voter of any applioant for registration; and for the otber purposes sat forth
lb the "Provincial Elections Act."
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April, 1M1.
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may ba pro empted by Ilr Itl h aubjssota urer
IS years of asp), ami Isy alien- un declaring
Intention to become Brlfl.h subjoota, oomll.
tional upon r..l Ian— neciipatlou ami Im.
provemeiit f,,r axrionliaral purpoiea.
Full iuforinatlou coni-enrii; re 'illations
r< gardiusj pre einuilonal. given In Bulletin
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copier of wlsloli can be obtained frswol ctanrge
by addressing the Department of Lands,
'Victoria, B.C.. or any Uoverument Axent.
Records will be made euvcring ouly land
suitable for **tleuItunil purposes, ana wblcb
la not tiiuberlaud. I e„ carrying over 6.UM
board feet ner nore ivest of tue (Jo-sat llauge
aud 8 UU" foeiper aure cast of tliat range.*
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Pre-emptions muat be  ooouuleil tor tee
ycarsaud I n,mivi)iu«snt< injs.de tu value of 110 '
por aore, ttsclu'linii ole irlssir and oiiltlsaiiog
at least live acres, beiore it Orown ("rant ean
berecelved.    »',
For more detailed iiitiinn,inou see tbe Bnl*
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vaoant and unreserved Orown Lauds, not be'
Ing tltuberlas.d, lor agricultural- purposes:
inintiniim price of llr.t-oluss(arabli-) laud Is
W per «cra. uud n»iiiul-idass (graaing) bsnd
•**.W per aore. Kur.her information reganl-
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Lease oi Crowu Lunds.',' •'•■'
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a dwelling toeing o eoted lu the Hrst yaar,
title beiug obtainable alter residence and
Improvement oonditlous sre fuiailed aud land
has beeu surveyed.
'or graaing and Industrial purposes areas
not exoeedlng 640 acres may be issued by one
person or a oom puny.
I'nde; tbe Uraalng Act the I'rovlnee la
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administered under a Oraxlng Com*
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Issued ba.ed ou numbers ranged, priority being given to. established ownera. Stoek. -
ownera may form associations lor range;
management. Free, or partially free, permits
•re availablee for settler*, tampers sud
travellers up to ten bead.
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