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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Jul 21, 1922

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the conter of Grand Forks valley, the
premier fruit growing district of
Southern British Columbia. Mining
and lumbering are also important
industries in districts contiguous to
the city.
Keltle Valley Orchardist
1 MMM. tJXJil* paper 0f the citizens
of the district. It is read by more
people in the city and valley than any
other paper because it is fearless, reliable, clean, bright and entertaining.
It is always independent but never
"Tell me what you Know if true:
I can gueM u well M yoa.
Bee Inspector Finds From
50 to 100 Pounds of Surplus Honey in Each Hive
in This Valley
J. B. Sbepbard, of Nelson, pro
vincial bee inspector f jr tbis district,
inspected the colonies of-bees in tbe
local apiaries yesterday. He elated
tbat tbe least amount of surplus
honey he had found in any hive in»
gpected was about 50 pounds. From
that amount it r-n all tbe way up
to 100 pounds. This be consid
ered to be a very good showing,
wheu the time of season is taken
into consideration, together witb the
scarcity of bloom as a sequence to
tbe lack of moisture.
Mr, Sbepbard attributed the
heavy mortality of colonies of bees
in this district last winter to unwholesome stores. Io lieu of proper
pasturage, owing to tbe dryness of
the season, the bees had made
honey from tbe juices of decayed
fruii, which made a very inferior
grade of honey, and wholly un-
suiled for winter stores, as it caused
To overcome running this risk in
future, Mr. Sbepbard Baid it would
be well to take all of tbe hooey away
from the bees in tbe fall, and then
feed tbem on a syrup made from
two parts of granulated sugar and
one part of water. It would require
about thirty pouuds of syrup to
winter a colony of ordinary strength.
Ottawa 21 was the earliest ripener
and best yielder, tbe record readiog
2400 pounds per acre 1n 75 days;
14 varieties of field beans, till sown
May 26, the heBt yielder being
White Pea with 3000 pounds- per
acre in 99 days, taking 25 more
days to ripen than Cdrleton Oitawa
718; 137 varieties of flax, of which
tbe best producer was Blanc Ottawa
62 witb 990 pound* per acre .in 80
days, and 18 varieties of barley for
hay, of whicb tbe best proved to be
Forage Ottawa 675 witb 14,607
pounds per acre in 61 days from
July 12, the date of sowing.
Forty four plots of flax were
sown for fiber production, the results being banded for examination
to the fiber division. An account is
given in the report of experiments
in tbe control of smut, wbich are
being continued, and details ofthe
free distribution of 10,061 samples
of seed grains.
The cereal division of tbe Dominion experimental farm system
does not dietribute new varieties of
grain to the public until fbeir buh
penority to tbe older sorts bas been
proved, and tbe conditions of .soif
and climate have been determined
under wbich they best thrive. While
a few of the new sorts described in
tbe report ot tbe Dominion cerealist
ior 1921 will be available for dis«
tribution in the near future, tbe
majority require further study before their exact status can be defined
In addition to the experiments and
tests being oonducted at tbe Central
experimental farm, Ottawa, tbey
are being carried on at upwards of
twenty otber farms add stations
covering every province, four being
in British Columbia, five in Alberta,
tbree in Saskatchewan, one as well
as the Central in Ontario, two in
Quebec, two in Nova Scotia, and
one each in Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and
tbe Yukon territory.
Last year tbere were tried out,
according to tbis report just issued,
112 varieties of spring wheat, of
which Qarnat Ottawa 652 made the
best record, maturing in 86 days
from July 16, tbe date of sowing,
and yielding 2880 pounds of grain
per acre: seven varieties of emmer
and spelt, of which the best was
Early Emmer Ottawa, maturing in
90 days from July 20, and yielding
2280 pounds per acre; 27 varieties of
oatB, of whicb Gold Raid proved tbe
best, yielding 2460 pounds per acre
in 85 days; 103 varieties of barley,
of whicb Stella Ottawa 58 proved
the best, tbe yield beiqg 2940
pounds in 77 days; five varieties of
spring rye, of wbich Common
yielded 2160 pounds per acre in 85
days; 29 varieties of field peas, all
sown May 6, of wbicb Early  Blue
The Sun has often noticed
that many of our" public
speakers have fallen into the
habit of emphasizing the fallacious supposition that the
people of thecommnnity were
not aware that they had an
asset in the agricultural and
horticultural possibilites of
the valley until the Granby
company decided to move its
activities to another locality.
This is far from being the
case. W. H. Covert, thirty
years ago, when he planted
one of the greatest orchards
in British Columbia, knew
that there was a bright future
here for the fruit-growing in
dhstry; every settler who at
that time took up land developed it knew that eventually
agriculture would be one of
the biggest assets to the district. So, you see, the discovery is by no means of re
cent date. It has been modernized by only a few people
who did not have much use
for the ranchers when the
smelter was in operation and
who are now trying to get
into their good graces by
lauding their importance.
No one will deny that the
farmer is important to the
prosperity of the community,
but to single him out as our
only asset disparages the
other industries in the district. Mining is by no means
dead here, as these people im
ply. Within a few miles of
the city we have a working
property that employs from
seventy-fiive to one hundred
men, and many old mining
men predict that the industry
will, in the near future, eclipse
its former importance here.
Season's Prospects of
Fruit and Vegetables
The July fruit and  vegetable   re*
pojt of   the fruit branch of the Do
minion department of agricultures
full of matter of importance  to grow
ers and shippers. Apples on the whole
promise exceedingly well in   Ontario
although Spy, Baldwin and Greening
promise   to   be   light.   In the other
apple growing   provinces a   crop   25
per cent lighter than last year   is indicated.   Peaches and plums   promise
well   in   Ontario; so too do cherries
and ourrants, while grapes and  rasp
berries are likely to prove a fairly
good crop, but pears appear to be bo-
low the average.
A torger acreage than usual has
been Bown to onions and ona per cent
less to potatoes. The prairie provinces, British Columbia, and the
Maritime provinoes all show a rather
larger decrease in the acreage devoted
to potatoes, and Quebec shows an
increase of 6 per cent over last year.
In British Columbia peaehes, plums
and prunes promise to be better than
the average; aprieots raspberries and
currants about an average; cherries
fair and loganberries light. An increase of the acreage devoted to onions
is reported.
Taking Canada as a whole, 703,600
acres are covered by potatoes this
year, compared with 701,912 acres
last year, being an increase of 1688
acres, Returning to apples, the total
production last year in the five apple
growing provinces was 4,045,813
barrels against 3,382,540 in 1920.
The care that is required in packing
and shipping fruit to avoid damage
is emphasized, and the arrangements
that have been made by the branch
for transportation by lots are set
forth, with particular reference to
the distribution of British goluiubia
fruitin the prairie provinces. Attention is directed to the provisions of
the recently passed act regulating the
sale and inspection of root vegetables, as they affect potatoes and
Granby Company
Bells Two Blocks
of Treasury Stock
A report from Boston states that
tbe Granby Consolidatedd Mining,
Smelting ii Power company has
completed its immediate financing
program through the sale of two
blocks of treasury stock, which haB
increased tbe amount outstanding
to approximately 100,000 shares.
The company recently offered for
subsciiption to shareholders at $25
a share a block of 30,000 shares.
About 70 per cent was subscribed.
Funds required to liquidate tbe Brit
ish Columbia retroactive taxes for
1917 aod 1918 were obtained
through tbe sale of some 9000 addi
tional shares of treasury stock, net
ting tbe oompany $30 a share. Tbe
property has got its production back
to normal capacity, with the output
from its four-furnace smelter ruon
ning at the rate of 30,000,000 pounds,
ol copper per annum. Cost of pro
duction continues to show a steady
Norris Government Overwhelmingly Defeated in
a Warmly Contested
Winnipeg, July 18.—Manitoba is to have a government
of United'Farmers, following
the precedent set just a year
ago by the province of Alberta.
Today, the Literal government of Hon. T. C. Norris
went to the electors for a vote
of confidence and was rejected.
Premier Norris himself was
re-elected in Lansdowne, his
old constituency, and Hon.
Robert Jacob, his new attorney-general, will get a place
in Winnipeg, but three of his
colleagues—Hon. Dr. H. S.
Thornton, minister of education; Hon. John Williams,
minister of agriculture, and
Hon. C. D. McPherson, minister of works—went down to
Standing of the parties:
United Farmers 24
Independents 7.
Liberals 5.
Conservatives 4.
Labor 2.
Deferred 3.
Results in Winnipeg's ten seats
will not be known for two or tbree
days owing to proportional representation system of voting.
Hon. J. B. Baird, former speaker,
was defeated.
Only thirteen members of tbe old
house were re elected out of thirty
one who ran. The Farmer group
has only six members wbo were in
the last legislature.
F. J. Dixon leads in the Winnipeg vote, more than doubling that of
his nearest competitor.
The deferred elections are The
Pas, Rupertsland and Ethelbert.
A ninety foot Howe truss span
biidge bas been completed over tbe
Kettle river at Rhone. T. J. Mo-
Alpine, of Penticton, had charge of
tbe work.
America and Canada fair crop weath
er. The storms for the week centering
on July 26 will not be so severe and
not so much rain aH for the wook
centering ou July 8
North ol latitude 36, between mori-
dian 90 and Rockies' crest moderate temperatures till near Jnly 21,
when a low or storm center will approach from northwestjCausing higher
temperatures, soon after which moderate raiirs followed by a cool wave
whlSh will reach lowest degrees near
North of latitude 36 and east of
meridian 90, warm wave near July
20, followed by rains and much cooler
weather. More rains are expected east
than west of meridian 90, and will
probably interfere with late harvests.
North of latitune 36 and west of
meridian 90, unusually low tempera
tures near July 21, followed by a
great rise; not much rain; moderate
temperatures immediately following
July 15.
Agitat ion for Concessions
From Railways That
Will Get the B.C. and
Ontario Exeess to Prairie Market
$50,000 Postage on a
Letter From Russia
to the United States
In this couutry one is .accustomed
to sticking the stamps ou a letter
when he mails it, says the St. Pa u
,Daily News.
Not so in Russia.
It's the other way around in that
country. They stick the letter onto
the stamps.
Indeed, it took 400 stamps, worth
$50,000 before ihe war, to bring a
letter from Russia to Nick Moore,
227 East Winnifred street.
Mr. Moore got the imposing roll of
stamps today, unwonnd the roll, and
found inside a letter from his mother
in Russia.
Four huudred stamps and each
stamp worth 250 rublesl
Mr. Moore scratched his head as
his eyes surveyed the four big sheets
of stamps.
"Let's see," he said, and ho began
to figure. It was too much for hiin,
so he took the bundle of atamps up to
Postmaster C. J. Moos to find its
value. Mr. Moos and J. G. Togner of
the Produce Exchange bank figured
out that before the war these 400
stamps would have represented a fortune of $50,000. Think of it,$50,000
to get . letter to the United States!
But time does chango. The stamps
are worth only about 75 couts in
American money, so greatly has tho
value oi the ruble fallen.
Years ogo when Mr. Mooro was in
Russia, it took only the equivalent
of 10 cents in American money to
send a letter to this eountry. In other
words, about a fifth of a ruble Now
it takes 100,000 rubles.
The letter was addressed to Mr.
Moore in caro of L. Akkerman. his
cousin, 140 South Wabash street, and
came from Russian Poland.
Washington, July 17.—Forthe re
mainder of July I am expecting better crop weather; for the states west
of meridian 90 a shortage of moisture
and   foi   the   remaining   sections of
Not Prepared
The old doacon wan the kin-h'st of
men, deeply religious and always
ready witb a good word. One day
while be wae driving to town be
overtook an Italian peddler wilh
large pack on hie back. Stopping
his horse, the deacon suggested that
the man ride. Tbe Italian carefully
stored bis pack in the back of tbe
spring wagon and then climbed to
the seat beside the good deacon.
For a time tbe two talked pleasant-
ly. Then there was a rather long
pause, and, thinking to improve the
occasion in a religious sense, lbe
deacon turned and asked, ''My
friend, are you prepared to die?"
With a shriek tbe Italian sprang
to the ground and disappeared into
the nearby woods. The calls of the
deacon only hastened tbe fellow's
fight, and neither the deacon onr
anyone else ever saw him again in
tbat neighborhood. It seems tbst
the peddler was not prepared.
Winnipeg. July 18.—There is much
agitation on the prairies to secure
some kind of concessions from the
railways that w.ll get the surplus
fruit from British Columbia and Ontario brought here for distributioh.
With reports from both these prov»
inces of the crop being wasted, several prairie organizations are combining
to see what cau be done to get the
excess sent to the prairies on terms
that will permit consumption of the
John H Riddall, of Yarbo, Sask-,
has written a letter tj a, Winnipeg
daily paper, in which he says:
"I note that tlie fruit crop of British Columbia and Ontario is so large
that it can't be disposed of profitabl y.
Don't you think it would be doing a
beneficial act to bring some of the
fruit to the prairies? The ex pi ess cars
on many through trains are being run
very light. Why not fill these cars to
capacity, paying the crews extra, if
necesfary, just for the short fruit
"The express rate from British Columbia is $3 per hundred to the prairies, and that from Ontario about
the same. This prohibits ail but the
exceptionally rich from purchasing
fruit. Fruit is necessary horo; it is
not a luxury. What does it signify
if the lower oxpross rates do not pay
since the government has to stand the
deficits in the National! I hear apples aro fed to pigs in British Columbia and Ontario, while the grapes, are
rotting because thero is no sale, and
here we are crying for these very
Advice to Cherry
Shipper by Markets
Cherry shippers would
realize considerably more on
their fruit if they were more
careful regarding handling.
This refers to both picking
and packing. Cherries should
be picked by the stems in order to avoid bruising the fruit.
There has been considerable discount on cherries
shipped to jhe Vancouver
market, especially Koyal An-
ties and Ox Hearts, which are
very sensitive to the slightest
bruise. The bruise is not so
much in evidence on the dark
colored Bings and Lamberts,
but causes them to very
quick|y break down after
reaching the market.
The following is the minimum
and maximum temperature for each
day during the past week, as recorded by the government thermometer on E. V. Law's ranch:
Max.    Min,
July   14—Friday    92 54
15—Saturday   86 48
I 16- Sunday  91 43
17—Monday  95 43
18— Tuesday  99 46
I 19—Wednesday.. 98 53
20-.Thursday  89        50
'Rainfall  0.00 THE   SUN,   QRAND   FORKS,   B.C.
®tu> (Sranft 3farka g>mt
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) $1.00
One Year (in the United States)    1.50
Addreir ••" •—■—■»—-ications to
The Grand Forks Sun,
Phonb 101R Grand Forks, B. C.
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1922
The Manitoba general election brings but
little comfort to any party except the farmers'.
The Liberals of British Columbia, however,
can console themselves with the fact that the
result adds lustre to the Oliver administration
as being the only government that has been
returned to power since the war. As time goes
on the people are realizing more fully that this
was not mere accident. At present the query
seems pertinent: After all the farmers have
been elected to the federal and provincial
parliaments, will the people then on the land
start an agitation for a new farmers' party?
and giving the soldier-farmers a living wage.
The crop of misery always reapable after
war made these incursion of government into
trade encouragement absolutely necessaay. In
wartime the farmer is told to produce more,
and in tbe rehabilitation period he continues
increasing production on a falling market—so
that his production must be doubled to represent the old volume of mbuey values. Mean
time, the consumer's wages are to fafl, and the
only untouched increase in profits is the increase in interest—the wages of money left at
6 per cent in the time of high prices and becoming 12 per cent if prices are cut in half.
It is these inexorable facts which have
forced Australia into cooperation—common
and state-fostered; and the progress therein
can only be limited by the public control of
finance, which is national credit, and only that.
The North' Fork forest fire is supposed to
have been started by some one walking along
the road throwing away a lighted match. If the
person responsible for it could be apprehended
and convicted he would deserve a long term
in the penitentiary. It seems that one of the
most frequent forms of inuoluntary incendiarism known is the way thoughtless individuals—generally smokers—throw away matches
without taking the simple precaution of blowing them out and assuring themselves that
tliey are extinguished—a matter of a second
or two, although they were perfectly willing
to spetid fifteen seconds' time in igniting lhe
match and lighting the tobacco. This careless
practice is universally prevalent throught tho
Hunters, fishermen and wookworkers of all
kinds smoke in the forests, while the auto-
mobilists toss bits of fire from their cars and
speed thoughtleesly on, unaware that they
have left an incipient conflagration behind
them. A single glowing cigarette stub may
cost thousands of dollars for fire fighting, to
say nothing of the value of the timber destroyed, the desolation of scenic beauty and
the harm done to stream flow.
Cooperation in Australia that *}akes hold of
much of the farm stuffs at the railroads, hauls
it on state railroads to cooperative markets,
carries the exportable surplus on government
ships to oversea markets, and in London, markets it cooperately, was easier of development
than in any other country, says Randolph
Bebford, Australian commissioner. The land
is uew and the vested interests not insuperable.
Such instances as a farmer marketing potatoes at J(i20 a ton and knwing that, without
handling, the buyer received $40 a ton, made
the Austalian farmer think hard; and the fact
thai tho farmer rode in a cart and the commission agent in an automobile made the mental process permanent.
One Australian cooperative—the North
Coast Cooperative company of Now South
Wales—began life with $.500 and a bale of
lucerne hay, and last year its turnover was
.$2;'),000,000. Cooperation has made the Australian butter trade worth $40,000,000 a year.
The government of my own state of Queensland has established a state produce agency to
handle such farm products as are not handled
by local cooperations; but it prefers to see
district cooperations, and is ready to finance
them. There are state sugar mills—because
otherwise in certain districts cane could not
be crushed; state wheat pools to stabilize prices
and give farmers the new ptofit resulting from
the elimination of the middleman. The private
companies of fruit packers were starving the
returned soldiers who had become pineapple
raisers, and the Queensland government established a state cannery, marketing the products of all the canners in a government   pool
The American plan as established and en -
forced in San Francisco by the industrial association is distinct from the old-time, so-called
open shop. Whereas the open shop, wherever
enforced, has meant the entire absence of all
restriction or restraint upon employers with
respect to wages paid, hours of work and
other conditions of employment—thereby giving opportunity for unscrupulous employers
to deal unfairly, the American plan in San
Francisco has set up machinery for reasonable
control of these matters in the interest of the
In other words, it really has been a plan,
definitely conceived and definitely carried out,
in the interest not of any special group or faction, but in the interest of the three parties to
industrial relatioi.s: the public, labor and the
The American plan is predicated upon the
proposition that the public interest is para
mount to that of any other commnnity element, and that neither labor nor capital, nor
any other faction or class, should be allowed
to take action that will jeopardize that interest. And, as the public interest actually would
be jeopardized as much by unfairness of any
kind visited by the employers upon labor or
consumers, as any autocratic labor union con
trol of industry, the American plan prevents
either of these things taking place.—H. B,
Allen, Industrial Association of San Francisco,
cAncient .History*
Items Taken Prom The Qrand Forks Sun for the Corresponding
Week Twenty Yeara Ago
Mrs. Chas. Hay and daughter Ethel returned home on
Saturday from Portage la Prairie, Man.
Thomas J. Oriel, assistant electrician at the Granby
smelter, was accidentally killed on Sunday while making
some connections at the power house.
City Engineer Stoess is engaged in surveying the right
of way for the Columbia waterworks system.
Prof. A. DeLcon, a tonsorial artist of international
fame, has purohased the O.  K. barber shop on   Bridge
W. W. Stratton, a brother of Hon. J. B. Stratton,
Tracy Holland and T. P. Coffee left yesterday on a tour
of inspection over the Hot Air line.
The windstorm on Monday night did considerable dam >
a3e iu this district, if all reports are to be credited. Trees
were biown across the approach to the Columbia wagon
bridge; nlso across the C. P.B. trestle. On Cooper's ranch
a newly mowed crop of timothy hay waB wafted to the four
winds. In this city numerous signs wore dislocated, and
frameworks of buildings in uourso of construction also
came  in for a share of damage.
W. H. Covert reports very little damage to his fruit
crop by Monday night's storm. Last year he raised thirty
tons of prunes, and he says this year's crop will greatly
exceed that amount.
'Its so nice to
be nice-and
\ 'I,,   serve
> silver „
HE fact that most plated and sterling flatware can be
bought in open stock allows a family to purohase
different article for the dining table from time to time.
We suggest that this is a most excellent way of coming
into possession of the proper amount of household silver.
Will you inspect our stock and allow us to make suggestions and quote prices?
We will teat your eyes and expertly advise you.  If you
are not in need of glasses we will tell you so.
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Grand Forks, B. C.
Before Buying
UNLESS you see the name "Bayer" on tablets, you
are not getting Aspirin at all
Established 1910
Real Estate and Insurance
Resident Agent Grnnd Forki Townilte
Oompany, Limited
Forms     Orchards    City Property
Agent* at" Nelion, Calgary, Winnipeg and
other Prairie points. Vanoouver Agents:
Established ln 1910. wo are In a position to
furnish reliable information concerning thin
Write tor tree literature
Transfer Company
City Baggage and General
Coal*  Wood and  Ice
for Sale
Office  at  R.  F.  Petrie's Store
Phone 64
Accept only an "unbroken package" of "Bayer Tablets of
Aspirin," which contains directions and dose worked out by
physicians during 22 years and proved safe by millions for
Colds Headache Rheumatism
Toothache       Neuralgia Neuritis
Earache Lumbago Pain, Pain
Handy "B*yer" boxes of 12 tablets—Abo bottles of 2* and 100—Druggists.
Aspirin Is the trade mark (registered In Canada) of Bayer Manufacture of Mono-
acetlcacldester of Salleyllcacld. -While lt Is we I known that Aspirin jmWIIW"
manufacture, to uelet the public againat Imitations, the Tablets of Bayer Company
will be stamped with their general trade mark, the •■Bayer Cress."
C.V. Meggitt
Beal Estate and Insurance
Excellent facilities for selling your farms
We hare agents at   all   Coast and Prairie
Reliable Information regarding this distrct
cheerfully furnished. We solicit your inquiries.
Wholesale and Retail
Dealer in
Havana Cigars* Pipes
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grand Forks, B. C.
Dominion Monumental Works
Asbf«tos Products Co. Roofin ft
City   Real Estate For
Applications for immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, are invited.
Prices t«From $35.00 per lot upwards.
Terms«-■-Cash and approved payments.
List of Lots and prices may be seen at the
City Office.
City Clerk.
Rakes, Hoes, Spades, Shovels, Grass
Shears and Pruning Shears, Garden
Trowels and Forks. Wheel Barrows,
Lawn Mowers, Window Screen and
Screens, Screen Doors, etc.
Highest Quality Paint and Varnish
Complete Home Furnishers
In every centre of population in the
lower part of the province is a telephone
exchange and an organization of skilled
workers to facilitate commerce. Every
circuit must be tested; every inch of wire
watched and kept in repair; every switchboard operated day and night. Not only
that, but there is always new construction to meet the increasing needs of the
telephone-using public. Crews of linemen and cablemen, and installers of every
kind, of telephone equipment carry on
this work as the province progresses.
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a*e," raaaltai a warn walcaaia aa har Ont appaaraaca at Vaacaarar tha athar aar.
wfcara aka mmkaS a aaw ara la tka *mlaa»at af CaaUa'a traaa-Paaifla text., gka b
af 11,117 taaa maa raafater aaa NT laat laa*. Ska la prapallaa br twa arta al tarkiaaa
and kaa ettalaaa* a -aaiina aaaaa af ii kaata. Ska aalla fraai Vaacaarar rla Baaaiala
ta Takakaaia, Eaka, Nacaaakl, ■kaaakal, Manila aad Hoai A***.
(4) Ika fatara qaaaa •( ■•Ilaa*. Priam. JaHana. la tka eaalat aaataaa af tka
**■»• paapla arar wkaai aka wUl Ukalr ka aaa dar callal ta nd*. Tka Priacaaa to aaw
tklrtaaa raara af ace.
(I) Mr.  Alfrad  Priaa wka. altar  lartr  raara aarrlea wttfc  tka C.P.B., kaa rait*.
t=H u _T. . ****** " ****** m—se* «* ******** ***>- ** tka adrica af hb phr-tdaaa.
• Ilr. Prka kataa kla kaalnaa. Ufa a* a talacraph memx-n,,, at Taraato aad kaa cam. to
^   ba aaa af tka m*tst wlddr kaawa aad aiaat aapalar railway ■•;'***
»JV•£ i. _!_™,_?•__.,*• '******* **"* ***- •* ******* **—***c***********
'■■»■• >»*** tka C.P.B. aa afflaa bar la 1M7 aad hi. adraaaa ta hi. pramt mi„.n
.    .,1. m*'k*' * *'" *"*** *M * *****"* *' *-**»*-* ***** ** tka aaaipaar'a -r.
vica la katk aaatara aad waatara Caaada.
ft} Wltk B. ft B. tka Daka af Caaaaaikt Ua* paaaaa la a kindlr war. Thi. *■,.***.
Traph waa .napped la Laada. ta. tkaa a ..atk at* aad ah.w. that «tr«».l, „„,„
ISfciT x _?' ^"' ***•'** ** *"' ***—* M ** *•* *>*" *** ***** ""»• ka fint
ar,h«l |. C..U. to au... af«M *. Om*i*.,-Smm*l ^ ladd-taU, to wl. tto
warn friandahip al all Canadian*,
*~    > -inkt ,«*.. •rfui.nli M-a-im x, .-tak-   — 1^ ^ Paaaarlraaia. I
•      1
Largest Canadian Atlantic  Ship
TIm largest liner trear assigned to
Hie St. Lawrence route ia soon to
make her initial appearance at Quebec according to announcements
made by the C. P. R. This steamer
Is their newly acquired liner thc
Empress of Scotland, formerly thc
German liner Kaiserin Auguste Victoria and Ao is expected to arrive
tt Quebec during the first week in
The C. P. B. purchased this liner
from the British government last
winter when it was seen that the
•ompany's own steamers, which are
now being built in England, would
not be ready this season on account
-if  the  delay  arising  from  the  hip.
Irike in the ship yards there.
The new  Empress of Scotland  is
>f 25,000 gross tons. The liner ran
after the armistice, under the Cunard house flsg from Liverpool to
New York.   She is a first, second
•ind third class carrier with luxurious cabin equipment. The liner was
(lilt in 1906 and was especially designed  for  the  New   York  service.
The Empress of Scotland will
nake her first sailing from Quebec
on August 11.
The new liner Is the larprost in Ihe
Canadian Atlantic service. Her
limonsions are: Length, 700 feet;
Src-th, 77 feet, aod draft of water,
34 feet.
the Forest and
you kill its
products mean
work and prosperity for you
in the woods cost
the taxpayer
$450,000 last year
a watch on your
campfire and all
lighted substances.
with the
high cost of
must pay for fight
ing forest fires.
Reduce your share
Vancouver. — The C. P, R. hav*
taken the ler.d in employing whi'tt
laborers in p-.eference to Orientals,
66 men being sent to Revelstoke
division for track work through the
Provincial employment bureau ai
This step was a result of a conference recently between J. H. McVety,
superintendent of the employment
bureau, and F. W. Peters, general
superintendent of the C. P. R. west-
em district.
The Canadian Pacific Railway ha*
made arrangements for the convenience of the travelling public whereby they may insure their baggage
and personal effects while travelling
by land or sea in any part of th*
Policies cover th* property of the
insured against all risks of rail and
water transportation, including theft
and pilferage wherever th* insured
goods may be, except while in the
peimanent residence of the assured
pei son.
Persons travelling may secure
policies from the agents of thc C.
P. R. at the principal stations
throughout Canada and the United
In addition the policies will be on
sale in the baggage rooms at: Brandon, Man.; Brockville, Ont.; Calgary,
Alta.; Edmonton, Alta.; Windsor St.
ond Place Viger Stations, Montreal;
Moose Jaw, Sask.; Quebec Station
nnd Wharf, Que.; Regina, Sask.j
Toronto, Ont.; Vancouver Station
and Wharf, B.C.; Winnipeg, Man.,
and Fort William, Ont.
WluiM.--Be«inninr early u, May
the Canadian Pacific Rail-way operates through the Province of Manitoba a stock Improvement train under the direction of the Department
ef Agriculture of the province. This
train is donated by ttie railway company to the department in the interest of the advancement of live
stock raising and is accompanied by
an officer of the company in addition to the lecturers and others sent
hy tb* forernntent. The train ie a
moet elaborate one for the purpose
aad consists of the following car*
la addition to ten freight cars ef
special type for handling live .stock:
Five special coaches for lecturers,
moving pictures; a specially fitted
refrigerator ear will be used for
displaying dressed beef, beef, bacoa
and other produce. This train is
run as a special through the prov-
! ince.        r
Success  depends   upon    backbone
1 not wishbone
When a man loses
anything else he
advertises for it,
but when he loses
his head he stops
Don't Lose
Your Head
News of the Gity
The men commandeered from the
Norris mill to light the North Fork
forest Are returned to the city Hun-
day night. Tbe fire is still burning,
but it ie said that the men now engaged in lighting it have il under
control. No further losses of prop,
erty have been reported  this  week
It is expected thai some time during tbe first part of next week the
water will be turned on for the first
time in the completed aeeti n of
No  1 unit of the irrigation system,
Oscar Hellmen und family, who
huve been residents of the city for
a couple of yeara, left on Siturday
for Prince George, where they will
reside in future.
Grant Hall, vice-president and
general manager of tbe C.P.H.,
passed through tbe city tbis even»
ine, being enroute east after a trip
to tha coast.
Tbe house in West eud uorth of
the O.P.R. freight sheds and owned
by Sitn Mittbews, wis completely
destroyed by fire Tuesday evening.
The house was recently occupied by
Mrs. Tom Ryan. The barn and surrounding buildings were saved.
The fire started in the kitchen of
tbe hotel about o o'clock in the
evening. William Wilson gave the
alarm aud soon a willing bucket
brigade was on tbe scene. Most of
the contents of the botel and the
furniture of Mr. Wilson's bouse and
tbe tools in the garage were salvaged, but the tbree buildings were
completely gutted, and also a large
quantity of lumber belonging to
Mr. Wilson was also burned.
The government has established a
game reserve at Vaeseaux lake.
Tbo Misses Muriel and Rose Pelter left last week for tbeir future
bome iu Anyox, after a short visit
with friends in Qreenwood.
Inspector King, of tbe R.C. M.P.,
visited Penticton this week.
Fruits   and Vegetables
The time has now arrived for this season's
Fruits and Vegetables, and we have an abundant supply. Try our Teas, Coffees and
Staple Groceries.    They are all Fresh.
Phone 25 H. H. Henderson, Prop.
Mrs. J. R. Robertson ani daugh '
ter Jennie, of Chicago, 111,, are on a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Morrison at the Dot ranch.
Nels Hetterlund, one of the old
guard at the Granby smelter, arrived
in the city on Saturday from Pen»
ticton and is making a short visit
with iriends here.
Axel Gustafson's bouse at Denoro
wus destroyed by fire last Sunday
evening. The house was occupied
by Johu Bergman, who only saved
a suitcase and a couple of blankets,
There was $100 0 insurance on the
The fruit branch of the Dominion
department of agriculture strongly
urges strawberry   growers   to give
more attention to tbe picking, packing and shipping of tbeir fruit.   It
pays, tbe last circular says, to   put
enougb berries in each box to assure
that wben they arrive on tbe  market tbey will not bave settled lovrsr
tban tbe top of tbe  box.    It   adds:
"The imports into Canada of, United
States strawberries  this year  have
more than doubled those for a number of   years past and the fruit-
clean, well colored and In well-filled
boxes—brought good prices throughout   tbe   season.     Consumers  are
therefore apparently prepared lo pay
a  fair   price for good  welUcolored
berries  wbich  have   been properly
picked and packed in boxes wbich
arrive on the markets properly filled
Modern Rigs aijd Good
Horses at All Hours a*
Model Livery Barn
;M. H. Barns, Prop. '
Phone 68 Second Street
N. A Maclnnis, of Gibson's
Landing, has been appointed prinx
cidaj nf the Greonwood high school.
A terious fire occurrred at Osoyoos last week, when the old
Richter hotel, a landmark of forty
years standing and the residence
and garage of Robert Wilson and
eon   were  burned  to   the ground.
The following are the ruling prices
for fruit, as Bet by local growers,
f.o.b. Grand Forks:
Strawberries, $3,00 per crate. The
bulk of the strawberries are in now,
but thore will be some overbearing all
Early Richmond Cherries, 11.50
per 4-basket crate.
Olivet and Monttnoreucy Cherries,
$1.75 per 4-basket crate.
Royal Ann Cherries, $2,25 per 4»
basket orate.
Black Tartarian Cherries, (2.50
per 1.-basket crate.
Red Currants, $2.50 per strawberry crate
Black Currants, $3.00 per sti-awn
berry crate.
Gooseberries, $2.50 per 4-basket
Raspberries, $3.25 per strawberry
Blackberries, $3.50 per strawberry
Peach Plums, $2.00 per 4-basket
Bradshaw Plums, $1.50 per 4«
baske) -.rate.
Plums, other varieties, £1.25 per
4nbas-|et crate.
Peaches, $1.25 per box.
Prunes, $1.00 per box.
Pears—No. 1, $2.50; No. 2, $2 00;
No. 3, $1.50.      -
Appples—No. 1, $2.00; No. 2,
$1.75; No. 3, 1.25.
Cherries, red currants and goose*
berriev will be ready about July 1st;
black currants, raspberries, peach
plums, peaches about July 15th;
pears, plums and apples about August 1st.
Railway Newt
Guelph. — Realizing that some
effort should be made to preserve
the old C. P. R. station building-, the
fii-it house built in Guelph, whicb
is located on a piece of ground at
the foot of Woolwich Street, and
which is fast going to ruin, the eivie
improvement committee of Guelph
decided to make a move towards
having improvements carried ont to
preserve the building. -
Beekeepers' Calendar
for British Columbia
Issued by the Department of Agriculture, Victoria, B. C,
JULY—Honey should becoming ln
freely this month, and should be
extracted as soon as capped over
and the empty combs returned to
be refilled. When removing supers, if no honey is coming in, do
this early in the morning or about
sunset, so as to prevent robbing
being started.
V£*7'   '   " —   mm —'•*-***maSta*amm
MRS. McVicker, of "Tisvilde,"
Prospect Lake Vancouver Island,
1ms one of the largest, if not quite the
largest, rabbitry in British Columbia, and for the past year has been
developing the idea of making yarn
from thc fine long fur of the beautiful Angora. Another idea is the
weaving of rabbit fur rugs with a
lnnm. .\frs. McVicker has kept rabbits on a commercial scale for the
past five years.
"I have long got f^ast the playful
stage," she remarked, "and many people seem to think keeping rabbits is
child's play, but it requires knowledge and experience like everything
else if one is to bc successful."
It is not only because she is making a success of an industry she is
building up out of her own initiative
that Mrs. McVicker is widely known
She is a horticulturist and botanist,
and has 115 varieties of plants growing in lier garden     So remarkable is
MS* M*VICUER^.    f
With HE ft GREAT
this garden of wild flowers that the
Natural History Society of British
Columbia makes a yearly pilgrimage
to her home.
But to return to the rabbits. Among the breeds Mrs McVicker favors
arc, besides the Angora, the grey,
steel, and black Finnish giants, New.
Zealand reds, Himalaya, and black!
Siberians. While she began purely
for pleasure, Mrs. McVicker has now
gone thoroughly into the business.
She is doing all she can to promote
the industry, because she believes
the value of the flesh and fur combined assures good profits.
The fur of the rabbits is very fine
and close, and Mis. McVicker has
muffs and stoles made up from the
black Siberian, blur Flemish and
New Zealand reds, and lined with
B.C. w«oJ.
Rags of woven rabbit fur made by
Mrs. McVicker are very soft and pi-able Anyone with a loom can do the
same. She has also plans Inr ma-dog
other uses of the fur.f She spins her
own yarn from the pluck fur of the
Angoras, and has a spinning wheel
and red belonging to ker great
"Grey Boy'J»nINE R?UHD
flemish Giant
In comparison with imported Angoras, the product of the B.C. bred
rabbits favors thc latter. Angoras
are plucked two or three times a year.
They must be hutched separately and
kept immaculately clean and well
combed so that thc long fur is not
matted. Otherwise they are cared
for the same as other rabbits, and
their flesh is a delicacy for thc table.
Mrs. McVieker's breeds are all white.
Some idea of thc extent to which
Mrs. McVicker goes in for live stock
Is gleaned by the fact that in addition to the big rabbitry she keeps
chickens and pigeons among which
are a pair of Blue Runts weighing
S'A pounds; 18 dogs and a Toggcn-
burg goat.
Gait.—General Manager M. W.
Kirkwood of the Lake Erie tt North-
am and Grand River Railways has
announced that early in July work
would be started on the new Union
Depot on Main street. The plans have
been finally approved and tenders
have been called for. The building,
which will be of rug brick construction, one storey in height, bnt later
it is intended to add another storey,
to accommodate the general offices
now located in Scott's Block.
IT brings the whole country for miles around within easy reach.
Have you seen the new models) They're as graceful as swallows! As
bright as new coin! As weatherproof as a duck) Automobile Steel
Bearings. Frame of English Seamless Steel Tubing. Hard Maple
Rims. Hercules Brake. Everything complete. Real Quality. Real
Value. Easy Terms. We are tbe people*to mount you right.
Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Cloek
Moose Jaw.—The roof ts now on
the Dominion Express Company's
new building, west of the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company office
building, and the work is being
rushed with great speed. As soon
as the Express Company building is
in shape to be occupied, the old
building will be removed and the
work of installing the new tracks
will be commenced.
In front of the new depot the concrete roadway is laid in squares of
ten feet. The city electricians have
completed the installation of the two
electric light standards st ths outer
edges of the sidewalks on both sides
of the roadway.
Gait.—After 40 years of continuous and faithful service as aa
employee of the C. P. R., Alex. Mc-
Kean, city ticket agent hers for tb*
past 16 years, joined the list of th*
superannuated and his plaee was
taken by John Campbell, for many
years a permanent resident of Gait,
at one time depot and freight agent,
but for the past several years
travelling  passenger  agent.
Mr. McKean commenced his railroad career in the freight audit department at Winnipeg, was agent at
High Bluff, Manitoba, for a coupl*
of years and for 17 yeara successfully conducted a mercantile business in Mount Forest, handling railway, steamship, telegraph and express services. It was from Mount
Forest that he came to Gait in 1906.
Vancouver. — Vancouver's first
transcontinental railway train entered the city thirty-five years ago,
when prophecies were' made which
hav* now reached full realisation.
In the address of welcome to Henry
Abbott, who was then superintendent
of the Pacific Divisioti of the C. P.
R., Mayor M. A. Maclean drew a
word-picture of Vancouver in th*
future which is now a fact.
Vancouver's first train was drawn
bv an old wood-burning type engine
and included a baggage, colonist
sleeper and pullman and drawing-
room cars of the latest type at that
date. The engin* was draped in
evergreens and bore placards bearing inscriptions "From Ocean to
Ocean" and many mottoes declaring
the achievements of the men who
undertook the construction of th*
C. P. R.
P. Barnhardt was conductor and
P. Righter, engineer.
Tb* celebration of th* arrival of
the train was carried on far into
the night, th* city band serenading
officials of the C. P. R. and a torchlight procession being staged
through tha eity.
Woodstock, Ontario.—In the death
of Charles Garden, C.E., which eccur-
red at the residence of Col. F. II
J. Dibble* recently, thar* passed
away the last male member in his
generation, of a family associated
with the history and progress of
Woodstock for well-nigh, if not
quite, a century. Mr Garden was
connected with the building oi the
C. P. R. through che Rockies. He
was on* of thc advance guard of the
exploration party. The route of
this party was via the N. P. R. to
Bismark, Dakota, up the Miasouri to
Benton and th.nce by trek to Cal.
gary and up the Bow. Only one
party came over the Rockies' summit. Mr. Garden was transit man
and the party consisted of fifteen
men. They came through the Vermillion, south of Kiclcinghorse and
made their way io what is now called "Golden." They built "The Cache"
which has ever since remained, with,
of course, extensive restorations and
is now known as Moodie's House.
In 1884-5, Mr. Garden worked on
C. P. R. construction near Lake
Superior on White River, Peninsula
Harbor, and It was at this time that
the first through C. P R. train went
to Vancouver. He was later engaged
on construction on the Deloramt
branch to the Coal Mines for the C.
P R. He had charge of location
and corfttTUction on Souris Branch
and was for some years in office
work in Winnineir. In 1897 he **>at
on the location of the Crow's Nest
branch, locating the loop and tunnej
at  Michael Creek
TPHK value oi well-
printed* neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has been amply
demonstrated. Consult us beiore going
Wedding invitations
Ball programs
Business cards
Viri.ing' cards
Sh'] 'ing tags
Price lists
THE HUB—Bring your boot
and shoe repairs to my
shop for neat and prompt
work. Look for the big
boot.—GEO.   ARMSON
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty
-, v..       ett,
P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
Yalb Hotel, Fibst Street
Synopsis of
Land Act Amendments
New Type
Latest Style
Columbia Avenue and
We Street
sou Disracr agent
Seven   daya   of   selfeindulgeuce
make ooe weak.
Minimum prlo* of first-class laat
reduced to $6 an acre; second-class to
B.60 an aere.
Pre omillon now conflned lo nr-
reyed lands only.
Records will be (ranted covering only
land editable for agricultural purposes
and which la non-timber land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished.
out parties of not more than four may
arrange for adjacent pre-emptions
wllb joint realdence, but each making
necessary Improvements on respective
claims. m,
Pre-emptors must occupy claims foe
nve years and make Improvements to
value of |10 per acre. Including clearing and cultivation of at least I acres,
before receiving Crown Grant
Where pre-emptor In occupation net
less than 3 years, and has made proportionate Improvements, he may, because ef Ill-health, or other cause, be
granted Intermediate certllleate of Improvement and transfer hla claim.
Records without permanent real-
Mac* may be Issued, provided applicant makes improvements to extent of
**** per annum and records same each
year. Failure to make improvement*
S..'!5o^am.lSm■• wlu operate as forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained ln
**f..**S* f> y*»", and Improvements
at 110.00 per acre. Including i acres
«fcar*d and cultivated, and residence
ot at least I years ar* required.
Pre-emptor holding down grant
may record another pre-emption. If he
require* land |„ conjunction with his
farm, without actual occupation, provided   statutory   Improvements   made
■~*t***'xilTl"Ja*'nt*tm*"  •»  c*o**<*
■■ranted land. SS)
Pnaurveyd areas, not acceding 10
acres, may be leased aa homesTtes;
***_***> ha obtained after fulfilling residential and Improvement conditions.
ror graslng and Industrial purposes
area* exceeding 040 acres to** be
'•■KS? *7 on* P«r»<>» or company.
Mill, factory or Industrial sites on
timber land not exceeding 40 acre*
may be purchased; conditions Include
pavment ot stumpage.
i-riSES1 *m* I******0*** inaccessible
5L-S?f^,,lF ******* ****** *** purchased
oondJUonaTupoo construction of a road
to them. Rebate of one-half of cost of
prti. gl^JS***""* **" " **********
'     "•■■     ORANTe
et ***** Aat J* enlarged te
The sons* *t thi* Aat Is enlarged tw
time within —*-'-*• •\,%*m\*i.U '
emptor a
H lai. la
****** the
ttae within which th* heln or devisees
from fer on* year trom th* death of
such person, a* formerly, until one
yaar after th* oondustoa 5 th* rreeenT
war Thi. prlvlleo ** e*m^a**T!,.
troactlv*. —— xw
N* tea* relating to
***• er payattelr
emptkms i**tt*t***T*
after Jon**M. ffii"
monera as-
■lac* August
Provision far ten
******** *— -** ***** *.    ***** mm,
4. 1014, sa account of payments. ..
"iZiZT.r ********' l-K-PUoti.
inter**t on agreements to purchase
i'-iT-ii "__*__£. *oia J"" ft. ■•ESS'S
i*imi*. ^**Tix^i***a*Jm^* "Quired
direct or Indirect, iea_ ll*d trtam an-
llstmeat to March .STlST ^** *"
Print**-* .aad* far f-tnano* ml
Crown pants to sub patch***re of
Crown Landa acquiring right* from
purchaser* who failed to complete
purchaae. Involving forfeit ure, on fulfillment of condition* ef purchaae. Interest and taxaa Where sub-parches-
ers do not claim whole of original parcel, purchase prlo* due and tan* Say
bc distributed proportionately over
whole area. Applications must be
made by May 1, ,»Z*. ^^    m
Orazlng Act. 1010. for systematic
development of livestock Industry di-o-
vides for graslng districts and range
administration under Commissioner
Annual graslng permits Issued based
on numbers ranged: priority for established owners. Stock-owners may
form Association* for range management. Free, or part-ally free, permits
for settlers, camper* er *—Tllliiiii md
to ten bead.
Furniture Made to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kinds.
Upholstering Neatly   Don
r. c. McCutcheon
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 work
Ca A* Crawford
N—» Talttfc-WM Offi—


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