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Kettle Valley Orchardist
"Tell me what you Know ia true:
I can guess as well aa you."
No   Drinking   in   Publio
Places; RequiresLicense
to Drink;  Annual Fee
for License, $6.
Victoria, Feb. 23.—Attorney-Gen.
J, W. DeB. Farris introduced tbe
new government liquor control bill
into ibe legislature tbis afternoon.
The new act is fairly liberal, but the
promised rigid enforcement of the
law. ita supporters expect, will promote a higher degree of temperance
under government control than existed under tbe prohibition act.
All spirituous and malt liquors
wil] be sold by the government.
There it no provision made for the
licensed sale of any intoxicating
beverage by private parties.
lt is understood, however, that
the act is subject to the most revolutionary revision and amendments,
while in the committee stage, wbich
provides the possibility of the addition of sections to the act of allowing the sale of beer and ligbt wines
by agencies other than tbe government liquor stores.
No Public Drinking
There will be no drinking in any
public place and drunkenness in
any place wil) constitute a punishable offense.
Two quarts is tbe probable limit
of any single person and uniform
prioes will prevail throughout British Columbia. Consumption of intoxicants will be allowed in botel
rooms. Permanent residents permits
may be obtained at an annual fee of
$6 and uon residents will be required to pay $5 for a tbirty-day
Government stores will be open
eight hours daily and will be clossd
on holidays and election days.
There is to be no display or signs
bearing words "bar," "bar room,"
"beer," "liquor," etc. A tax of 12 60
a quart on all liquor is to be im.
posed on all liquor not bought from
the government. All existing private
stocks are to be marked by a government stamp.
"A sealed package" may mean
anything from a bottle to a barrel.
All warehouses are required to
pay a license fee of 13000 annually.
Excessive drinking may lead to
loas of a person's permit through
tae interdiction system. Tbere will
be no liquor sold to anyone under
31 years of age.
All inspectors bave right of entry
and search, and municipalities will
raceive one-half of all profits. It
will bs an off-nse againit the law
far a host to permit anyone to become intoxicated in his bome.
Vest Broad Powers in
The broadest possible powers ar-
vested in tbe liquor control board,
\ -rich, however, always is subject to
r-ders of the lieutenant-governor in
«.* uncil. Tbe commissioners will be
appointed -subject to removal for
cause. They will establish and regu-
I' 'e the stores for tbe sale of liquor,
*■">'! handle all other details under
.   ) act,
In buying, the purchaser must
m-tite out his order aod sign it, stat-
i .j on the order tbe serial number
i'i bis permit and the nature and
•]* entity of the liquor purchased.
Limited sale of liquor   by   drug
> i.ts is permitted, but only in  cases
u't.ere liquor is prescribed by physi-
i.i i ris for medicinal purposes.    Even
i    n   the  druggist muat sell   tbe
as obtained from the government
store and at the price marked thereupon.
Provides Severe Penalties
Severe penalties are provided for
infractions of the act. A first offense
witb regard to illegal sale of liquor
will carry a six months' term of imprisonment, witb hard labor. A
second offense may mean twelve to
twenty one months' imprisonment,
with bard labor. If the offender iB
a corporation, a fine of 11000 sball
be levied for the first offense, witb a
second offense leaving the offender
open to a fine, of not less tban (2000
aod not more tban 12000. e
Will Move Second Reading
Victoria,Feb. 23.—Premier Oliver
will tomorrow move the second
reading of the moderation bill and
W. J. Bowaer, opposition leader,
will move the adjournment of tbe
debate until Monday afternoon next.
Going Ud and Coming Down
Principal Points in
Quebec Liquor Law
Among tbe salient features of the
new Quebec liquor law are tbe following:
Tbe business will be controlled by
a commission absolutely independent of the provincial government.
No trade in liquor of any kind
with over 5 per cent alcoholic content by weight will be allowed except tbat under the control of tbe
Only breweries licensed by the
commission will be permitted to
supply beer.
Hotels are permitted to sell by the
glass for coosdmption on tbe prem
ises, also to provide beer and wine
at meals.
Restaurants are allowed to provide wine and beer at meals.
Ocly clubs operated for the bene
fit of members permitted to sell.
Purchasers are limited to one
bottle at a time from government
Bottles will bear special label of
the commission and no others' may
be sold.
Distillers operating under fedeial
license msy export iiquor independently of the provisions of the act.
Tbe provisions of tbe bill are suspended where tbe Canada Temperance act is in force.
Penalty for infractions of the law
will be imprisonment after the first
that this year's summer school will
be even larger than shat of last year,
and that, in point of 'numbers, it
will go beyond the enrollment of any
otber similar school in Canada.
Irrigation Matters Considered—Delegate Elected and Many Resolutions Adopted
To Improve the Coast-
Kootenay Train Service
The general monthly meeting of
tbe Grand Forks board of trade was
held in the council chamber Monday evening, President Ferris occupying tbe chair. There were fife
teen members present. Tbe irrigation committee submitted tbe communications from tbe government
officials at Vi-toria on tbe proposed
irrigation system in this valley.
A number of important resolutions were adopted, and Fred Ciark
was elected delegate to the conven
tion of the Associated Boards in
The University of    .
British Columbia
Canada. This warm wave will move
southeastward in the Mississippi
valleys, then turn eastward. Tbe
storm wave will follow one or two
days and the cool wave two cr four
days behind the warm wave. Temperatures will average about normal
during passage of these weather features; stqrm forces will be greater
than the average and the precipitation will be above the average of the
first three months of 1921.
A cold wave is expected to fill out
the last third of tbis storm period.
The term "cold wave" h*s a definite
and technical meaning. To constitute a .i-cohi Wave tbe temperature
must fall twenty degrees or more, to
freezing, within twenty-four hours,
This fall may occur iu a few hours
or may take up nearly all of the
twenty-four hours. Gocd weather is
expected at Washington March 4,
inauguration day.       f
Precipitation of these storms will
be located and the amount very
much the same a** for the past three
months. The average precipitation
of March, 1921, will also be mucb
the same in amount and location as
for tbe past four months. Three
more storm periods are expected in
March. Most severe storms and most
precipitation are expected during
the week centering on March 5;
warmest weather during week centering on March 17; coolest on 9t b
and 28th.
Cheapening of Cost of
Liquor Wonld Be of No
Particular Advantage,
He Says
Washington, Feb. 19.—During the
early part of tbe week centering on
March 4 a warm wave will cover the
Rockies and Pacific slope in western
F. D. Emery, federal inspector of
weights and measures, was in tbe
city this week on professional business.
New York C. P. R. Building
To improve tbe passenger and
mail service in the Kootenay district,
says a Vancouver paper, tbe Canadian Pacific has under consideration
running an extra train from Vancouver to that section of the prov-
vince. At present Kootenay is served by trains Nob. 3 and 4 to Spences
Bridge, wbere connections are made
for various parts. According to tenia ive plans, the C.P.R. will run a
train leaving Vancouver about 6
o'clock io the afternoon, wbicb will
provide better connections for all
portions of tbe Kootenay district
than now exists.
Tbe schedule of the new train will
likely be announced in a few days,
Officials of the company state tbal
travel to the Kootenay is light at
present, ss it is all over the system,
but that tbe train is being considered
at tbe request of residents of tbe dis-
I <;uor in the orignal sealed package tie river.
Trail bas challenged the Greenwood hockey club to play for the
Nelson Daily News cup. Tbis cup
is in Nelson waiting for an owner.
Pboenix returned it to the donators
when their team was disbanded.
Tbe logging business is reported
to be'very active on the upper Ket-
Tbe University of British Columbia is arranging for the holding of a
summer school for terchers, beginning July 4.
Io addition to regular lectures hy
tbe , members of tbe stafl, special
courses will be given by outside professors. Of particular interest in this
latter connection is a course of thirty
lectures by Dean M. E. Haggerty, of
tbe College of Education, University
of Minnesota, on Mental Measurements. Dean Haggerty served during the recent war as one of a small
board of psychologists, wbo, acting
under the American war department, developed a series of mental
tests for use in the United States
nrmy. He is generally recognized as
a leading authority at the. present
time upon the newer methods of
measuring the mental ability and
attainments of school children. This
course is provided by the university
at the especial request of members
of last year's summer school.
Other special courses in education
will be given by Dean Coleman, of
the faculty of arts and science, and
by a third lecturer, yet to be engaged.
In tbe academb subjects, in addition to those provided in the sum
mer of 1920, there will be courses in
advanced commercial work and in
English literature for higb school
Tbere is every reason to believe
Great interest is being taken by
New York transportation, and real
estate men in the decision taken by
the Canadian Pacific Railway to
concentrate its various offices into
one building close to the Grand Cen
tral Station.
The Canadian Pacific deal, which
has required an entire year to close
on account of its elaborate ramifica
tions, involves a lease from the
Madison Avenue Offices, Inc.. the
holding corporation for thc Fifth
Church of Christ Scientist, of a
large store, basement and almost the
entire second floor of the 44th Street
portion of this twenty-one story
building; and also involves an in
vestment of considerable proportions
by the Canadian Pacific Railway
Company in the building itself, in
Consideration of which the name of
the building will be changed from
"Madison Avenue Offices," or, as it
has sometimes been referred to, tho
"Christian Science Building," and
will be re-named the "Canadian
Pacific Building."
The area of the plot on which the
building stands covers over 31,000
square feet, and is situated directly
opposite the Hotel Biltmore on the
east, Brooks Brothers' building to
the north and the old Hotel Manhattan to tha south.
The Canadian Pacific Railway will
occupy in the store, basement and
second floor, all that part of the
building on which only a year ago
stood   St   Bartholomews*   Church,
iMf-hYr* 4»t Awili to make wav
for the great uptown trend of bnsl«
The negotiations just closed pro*
viile, in addition to the investment
.nentioned above, a lease for 21
years at an aggregate rental ol
something approaching $3,000,000,
It was said by P. R. Perry, General
Agent, Passenger Department, ifl
New York, for the Canadian Pacific,
that it will give up its railway office!
at Broadway and 30th Street and its
branch at liroadway and 33rd Street*,
ind will combine its railway, steamship, and colonization departments
in its new home on Madison Avenue.
The plans of the Canadian Pacifie
Company are particularly . significant in that they will provide the
largest consolidated ticket offices
in New York, for, in addition to their
own occupancy, it is said by tha
agents of the new Canadian Pacific
Building, that negotiations are pending with several of the largest transcontinental railroads for representation in the same store. This arrangement-'is similar to the Railroad Administration during the war.
The store has a frontage of 81 ft,
6 in. on Maidson Avenue and 146 ft.
6 in. on 44th Street. The Canadian
Pacific Building will jontain over
400,000 square feet of rental area
and will be the most up-to-date offico
building in the Grand Central District. Many offices and much space
have already been leased to influential corporations, and it is said by
tiie agents that other important
leases are now oendiiiii*.
Victoria, Feb. 25.—Premier Oliver again outlined the features of
the new liquor control act in moving the second reading of the bill in
the legislature Thursday aftornoon.
"The whole intent of the act is to
bring the sale in the hands of the
government so that people may obtain liquor under conditions that
will prevent its abuse and illicit
traffic," said the premier.
"The high taxes on wholesale
houses are to help us overcome constitutional difficulties about private
importation. The tax of $2.50 a
quut on imdorts was nude design ■
edly so heavy as to ba prohibitive of
"I have no compunction whatever
of taking a good, sound profit from
this business. I say that cheapening
the cost of liquor will not be of any
particular advantage to the people.
In my opinion it is not desirable to
encourage the consumption of liquor
I do not think it is necessary for
human health or happiness.
"I think that when this act comes
into force it will be on the basis of
sale at a reasonable profit, and the
profit*, sball' be expebded for th
benefits of tbe people of this province. There are all sorts of proposals
as to how the profits should be assigned. But I think as a general
principle lt is not good to do too
much assigning of any particular
"It is the desire of the govern-
ment to give the people of the province the very best legislation that
the combined intelligence of tbe
members of this house is capable of
putting in the statute.
"Some will say that there are too
many restrictions in this bill. But
in my experience of lifein regulating
the floodgate 1 always found that it
is easier to open than to close the
gate. I think that we should feel
our way and remember that this is
not fhe last legislature of British
Columbia and that we are not enacting the laws of the Medes and
Persians, which cannot be changed,
but that we are enacting legislation
that is very largely experimental.
"The government has tried to
feave the matter so that the board
may vary the regulations at any
time whea there are causos and not
have to wait until the legislature
meets to change the act.''
Appendix Is Removed
While Patient Talks
London, Feb. 23.—A uniqne operation was performed in Victoria
hospital here yesterday, when Dr.
A. G. Grant, a local surgeon, re«
moved the appendix of Lome G.
Cargill,, a third-year medical student, using a local anesthetic.
Cargill conversed with attendants
and classmates throughout tlie operate n, and wh<n a.ked toicfoim
them when the surgeon's scapel cut
into his abdomen Btated that he felt
nothing. Novokaine, a modern
locil anesthetic, was injected into
into the flesh before tbe operation,
and tlm shock of a gi neral anes«
tbetic was eliminated.
Mose liurns, one of the old timers
of this city, is now working for the
Co-iliuout Coal company. THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS.   BL C.
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) 81.00
One Year (in the United States)    1.50
Addresr * u «-**-»•—-'cations to
The Grand Forks Sun,
Phone 101R Grand Forks, B. C.
If the government control of the liquor
traffic bill could be passed in the form in
which if was brought down in the house on
Tuesday it would probably prove satisfactory
to the greatest number of people in this province. Any amendments that may be made
to in committee are more liable to weaken
than to strengthen it. The provision giving
one-half the profibs of the trallic to the mu -
uicipalities should be welcome news to the
tax-burdened cities of -he province, and will
no doubt prove a sufficient incentive to them
to have the law enforced. If liquor can be
controlled, the bill in its present form should
accomplish'this object. If liquor can not be
controlled, the sooner it is made an outlaw
altogether the better it will be for humanity.
booklet has been prepared especially for circulation among persons in the old country
who would be interested 'a becoming farmers
in western Canada. Any reader of this paper
may have copies of Canada West sent to his
friends in the old country who are contem
plating coming to Canada by sending their
names and addresses to the director of publicity, department of immigration and colonization, Ottawa. No charge is made, either
for the booklet or for the postage on it.
Somehow the reader can not help but being
surprised—agreeably surprised—at learning
that the workingmen of Chile are in the field
against liquor drinking, and that they are
generally refusing to take part inthedistribu
tion and transportation of intoxicants. The
Latin, though he is rarely an. intemperate
drinker, is ordinarily inclined to insist on having what liquor he wants. Perhaps it is the
Indian rather than the Latin blood of the
Chileans that rises up against liquor—thoug h
that would be more surprising still. Whichever
it is, prohibition workers may reasonably take
encouragement from support from so uuex
pected a source.
Liquor Control and
Provincial Taxation
Give Sick,  Bilious Child
"California Fig Syrup"
"California. Syrup of Figs" is the
best "laxative phyaic" to give to a
sick, feverish child who iB bilious or
constipated. Directions for babies and
children on bottle. The;- love ita fruity
taste. Beware I Say "California" or
you may not get tlie genuine recommended by physicians for over thirty
years. Don't risk injuring your child's
tender stomach, liver and bowels by accepting an imitation fig syrup. Insist
upon "California."
Nearly every .married man you
meet knows how to govern hia
wife, but the trouble ie she won't
let him.
The Presbytery of Kootenay met
in Nelson this week.
the benefits accrued fron\its prac
tice is the greatest small-
cost blessing in the world
When any other part of
our nature-apparatus fails
to perform its especial
functions it costs considerable money to get
any relief. When you no
longer enjoy clear-sightedness our^ optometrist
can locate your eye weakness and furnish you with
the glasses that will bring
back your sight. Satisfactory moderately priced
Jeweller and Optician
Bridge Street Grand Forks
The new Quebec liquor law seems to have
been framed primarily with the object of raising provincial funds, the temperance cause
and morality being sgeondary considerations.
For this reason the law is likely to prove ineffective and unpopular, and the Quebec
legislature will probably, be forced before long
to enact a more stringent measure to control the liquor business.
The Victoria government has taken definite
steps to carry out its pre-election pledges in
regard to the irrigation project in this valley.
If no ojections are offered by the landewdere,
the incorporation of the Grand Forks irriga
tion district will be granted by the lieutenant-
Soverner.in-council on March 17 and letters
pateni issued. The official notice of the incorporation appears on another page in this issue
of The Sun.   After this preliminary work has
been completed, it is the intention of th e
government, we understand, to commence con -
struction on at least one unit pf the system .
No. 1 unit, which will probibly bd tha firs t
one b uilt, takes in that tract of land, south o £
the river, from Carson to the steel built.    If
half of this unit is completed this year, as has
been promised, it will mean that about  1400
acres  will be put under irrigation.   Mean-
wliil e a determined effort will be made by the
ranchers  to  induce  the government to construct the entire system this year; but if they
are unsuccessful in this, it is at least gratifying to have the positive assurance that a start
is to be made.    With a portion of the valley
under irrigation as a demonstration  of  the
scheme, and the assurance of the completion
of the entire system in the near future,   there
should be  a brisk demand for farm lands in
this vicinity.
The results of an all-Russia census taken by
the soviet   authorities   are reported in  the
Krasnaya Gazeta, or Red Gazette, of Moscow.
The country seems to have lost about o,000,-
000  population  since  1017,  almost entirely
from tlie cities.    The country districts" have
held their own, but Petrograd has dwindled
from 2,500,000 to 705,000.   .Moscow has  lost
nearly half its population, and many towns report losses from 25 to UO per cent.    Since tlie
Bolshevist regime depends on the support  of
■jhe proletarian population in  tho cities, such
figures   must   bo   somev^at discouraging to
Comrade Lenine.
The Sun has? just recived a copy of a new
Canada West booklet from the publicity
branch of the department of immigration and
colonization, Ottawa. The booklet gives an
accurate description of British Columbia, Al
berta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, particularly witli respect of opportunities for farmers.
There are many illustrations, and double-page
That government control and sale of liquor,
if properly'managed, should result in substantial tax relief in British Columbia, amounting
to possibly as much as $0,000,000 yearly, is
the belief of H. B. Thomson, former food controller for Canada, as expressed in an interview
published in the Victoria Colonist.
Mr. Thomson, in stating his views, predicted that the job of effective administrating the
liquor business would soon be recognized as
the heaviest confronting the government, and
declared that the appointment of a cabinet
minister whose sole duty would be the admin-
tration of liquor affairs, would be essential to
the efficient handling of the problem.
"The control of liquor will be a monopoly,
the prices and profits may be fixed to yield
almost any revenue. The government, while
taking care to make a good round profit, would
have to guard against class legislation which
wonld have the effect of allowing the rich to
e.ijoy what the poor could not buy.
"Taking into consideration the requirements
and the vast possibilities of expansion, it
would be fair to estimate a turnouer of about
$30-000,000 a year, and this should yield a net
profit to the treasury of between $.5,000,000
atyl $6,000,000 annually.
"If the business were economically handled,
as I have no doubt it will be, it should have
the effect of cutting the individual taxpayer's
burd.en in half, and leave a sufficient amount
to provide adequate funds foi; the maintenance
of roads and hospitals and. similar institutions. This can be figured-out by ascertaining
our normal revenue from lands, minerals, timber and other basic sources and only taking
account the individual taxpayer's contribution."
Referring to the possibilities of developing
the liquor business, Mr. Thomson stated that
a large income could be expected as a result
of the money expended in British Columbia
by visitors and residents, tho majority of
whom being from theaUnited States and other
arid spots.
''One would be foolish to overlook the
great quantity of liquor which will cross the
line. It will bc humanly impossible to prevent
illegal shipments out of the province. When
you consider that a bottle of Scotch whisky,
which normally costs $1.50, can be sold in
many places in the United States for $40,
which plus exchange would bring the price up
to $45, the bait is far too alluring to be resisted by those on the outlook for easy money
and aren't particular about their methods of
getting it.
"When all is considered, the handling of
the liquor business will be found the heaviest
administration job the government has, and
it should be taken in hand by a cabinet minister with no other demands on his mind or
thought. This point can not be emphasized
too strongly, because the success or failure of
the government control plan will mean so
much to thc people of the province,  and  the
' A 35-cent bottle of "Danderinc" will
not only rid your scalp of destructive
dandruff and Btop falling hair, but immediately your hair seems twice as
abundant and so wondrous glossy. Let
"Danderinc" save your hair. Have lots
of long, heavy hair, radiant with life
and beauty.
Those wishing neat sign painting
to ornament tbeir business places
should call on W. P. O'Connor, a
returned soldier.
Job Printing at The Sun office at
practically the same prices as before
tbe big war.
Transfer Company
City Baggage and General
Wood and
for Sale
Office at
R.  F.  Petrle's
Phene 64
Alfalfa hay for sale.  Apply]
Robert Lawson.
Gome to
Spokane's Largest
Dental Office
Where Novathesia has made  pain
and suffering a thing of the pest.
Thai's all wea'sk—your Peerless
friends krfow.
Canadian Bonds snd Canadian
Money Accepted nt Full Value
"Spokane's Painless Office".*
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime and Salt
Poultry Supplies
Grand Forks,B.C.
Rooms 205-6-7'8 9-10 11 12,
2nd Floor, Jamieson Bldg.,
Over Owl Drug
Wall and Riverside
Modern Rigs and Good
Horses at All Hours at
Model Livery Barn
M. H. Barns, Prop.
Phone 68 Second Street
F. Downey's Cigar Store
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty*
A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
Yale Hotel, First Strum*
, relief from  taxation   will be so  great if the
maps in four colors of each of tlie  provinces J
and   of  the   Dominion.     The Canada West task is properly managed."
Selectyour(Poultry Supplies
from the largest and most
complete stock in B. C.
Everything for the Poul
Wire, Fencing and Netting for poultry, farm and
B. C. Aftcnts for
Buckeye, Jubilee, Reliable,
Prairie State and Eleqtric
Incubators and Brooders.
841 Cnmltic St.       Vancouver
Next Issue of Kootenay
Telephone Directory
Going to Press
The next issue of the Kootenay telephone directory closes on March 1st. If
you are contemplating taking new service, or making any changes in or additions to your present service, you should
send in notification, in writing, not later
than the above date, in order that you
may take advantage of the new directory
Of all present-day Sewing Machines.
Why buy* a machine at which you have
to eit in an awkward position, when you
may just as well have one with which it
is a pleasure to sew? The White Rotary
Sit-Strate is just the machine you want.
Sold on easy monthly payments by*
cTWiller C& Gardner
Complete .Home Furnishers THE   SUN,'   GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.
(1) The Duke of Connaught at Pott Said, on bis
Say to India.   The Duke and Lord Allenby viilted
ie hospitals.
hoapltali  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
(2) The Prlnoe ef Wales par* * visit to Guys Hospital, London, of which he is president. The matron
Is seen on hla left and a group of nurses.
(8) Some of the members of the Forthcoming British Expedition to the South Pole by aeroplane.
(4) Ernest Thompson Seton, the famous naturalist.
Be can imitate the calls of many wild animals,
(5) Auxiliary Irish Police in coop as a protection
againat ambushes. The sides are of highly tempered
steel plates with asbestos lining.
(0) The five generations ef the Poirier family of
Tignich, P. E.X, fishermen by profession. The Islanders live to be very old.
(7) Winners of the King's Ocp Cross-Countty Race
at Salisbury, Eng. Standing with him are six other
competitors. _ — •
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The history of Esquimalt began
•Way back in 1843, with the threatened trouble over the Boundary Dispute, and to the Hudson's Bay Company of Traders belongs the honor
of founding what is now the guardian port of British interests on the
North Pacific. For when rumors of
war came to their chief port on the
Columbia River, it was thought safest by these intrepid gentlemen traders to seek a headquarters outside
the pale of hostilities. Behold th. n
on a bright day ln spring the arrival of Sir James Douglas, honorable factor, on board the steamer
Beaver, at what is now Victoria's
Inner. Harbor, and the establishment
of a settlement there. Where to-day
the Parliament Buildings stand surrounded with -their green acres of
lawn and their splendid maple trees,
was -erected the first fort, and its
palisades, and out and away frnm
the fort, the Indian trails led one
to the heart of the forest in a few
minutes walk. But strong arms impelled by young and dauntless enthusiasm soon cleared the land
round ahout, and the village sprang
Two years later arrived the "America," the first of Britain's fighting ships to anchor in Esquimalt
Harbor, Victoria, British Columbia. This ship was in command ot!
Hon. John Gordon, brother of tho
Earl* of Aberdeen, Prime Minister
of England. She was followed the
next year by a fleet consisting of
the "Cormorant," "Herald," ^'Inconstant," '"Modeste," and "Pandora," and from that time on, a
flagship and otHer units were always present in Esquimalt Harbor
until 1905.
After Victoria had assumed the
status of a city the fact of hor bote*  Gje«t J3*cit«ifi's   Naval SmA
meant all of the picturesque dignity
and gaiety which go with a naval
town. It was therefore with mixed
feelings that the citizens of Victoria
learned of the decision that Canada
was to assume the manning and
maintenance of Esquimalt, and that
Great Britain would be relieved
from that responsibility. One remembers yet the departure of the
last of the Imperial Navy, on u
misty September morning, the tramp
of tho marching feet, the throb of
the kettle drums, the shrill of tho
pipes, and the sobs of women left
After that for some years Esquimalt went to sleep. Grass grew in
the streets. The shutters wcro put
up in hotel and saloon windows, cottages fell into decay, and even the
guards at the Dock Yard gates were
not always on duty.
When the King's messago was
flashed over»the wires on the August night in 1914, however, Esquimau was galvanized into life, and
became tho base of naval operations
on the Pacific. A ^lnr™ staff w.**-
employed in the Naval Yard, ahd
a force of 800 men kept constantly
at work on the warships which called thero for repairs. Thero wero
anxious day3 and nights during
those first few months of the war
when everyone .knew Von S-ies's
squadron was hovering Bomewhoro
outside tho Straits, and thero wore
only two submarines and tho littln
Rainbow to resist attack. Among
the war-craft calling as Esquimalt
to fit and repair during tho past five
yenrs wero tho Newcastle, Kont,
Lancaster, Otranto, and Avoca. The
Japanese warships were here at odd
times' to eoal and repair, among
thorn tho great super-Breadno'i/rV..
to us at the conclusion of peace was
H. M. S. Rainbow, which wus dismantled and sold at auction last
year to a Seattla firm, as a coal
barge. Such Ignominy might have
bcen thought to spell EsquimaltS
But not so.    Far from it.
When it is remembered that in
the Whole vast stretch of coastline
beginning at Singapore and ending
at- Cape Horn, 1>;,000 miles, Great
Britain possesses on'y approximately 400 whicli form the Western coast
of Canada, and that of this 400
miles, Vancouver Island occupios
one-half, thc strategic importance of
tlie Island will be at onco evident
to the. most casual observer.
It has been decided therefore by
federal and imperial authorities that.
Esquimalt shall come into hor own
again, and to further this tho con-
tract has been let for a new Dr»
Dock to supplement the smaller on*
i I bli ihed already Rt tho Doclcj
Yard and which did such o-.ce]lon*j
service throughout tho war. Tha,
• — 1 ry Dock, oi pable of handling,
lho lan est Is .'float, will cost*
.-:. .' 0,   The work will be fin-
.shed in two yeni _ time.
On its way to Esquimalt now is tha
newly acquired f.cet, the gift from
ths Imperial Navy, It wiil arriv*
hero in February,
What Canada will do In rognri
to increasing hor Navy ia purely
tontnilvc at present, but rumors re«
gardlng an alliance between our OWlf
combined navies oft the Paciflo with
that of the United States is especial"
ly interesting to the people ot Brit*
Ish Columbia.* At' nil events a neW
ora haa nndouhtealy begun for Ea«
quimnlt, nnd thc booming of the big
"■•in* ii welcome -f the Aurora, tho
,.•,:,   ; thi - ^rlolaa y.111 ba itl
hotahlirj,', THE  SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B. C<
News of the City
i    'i-    •> > vern men*
■ii    .1   ■[ liqu ir tuve been the prin-
cipil  topics   of discussion in  local
circles during tbe past week. To tbe
irrigation    project    no   new features bave been added to tbe news
first printed in Tbe Sun last week,
witb   tbe exception of the publication in this week's issue of tbe ofli
eial notice of tbe incorporation of
Grand Forks irrigation district.    On
tbe government control bill criticiam
or commendation has varied accord*
ing to the capacity for liquor of  tbe
"Cascarets" if
Sick or Bilious
Commencing next Friday, March
4, the CP.R. will run triweekly
passenger trains on its Coast Kootc
nay line. Tbe westbound trains
will leave Grand Forks at 2.40 a.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays,
and tbe eastbound at 17.10 p.m. on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
A Vancouver paper says that it is
expected that tbis temporary service
will only last until the Kettle Valley railway can be opened up
through the Coquahalla pass, when
doubtless the former service will be
be restored.
We notice by one of our exchanges tbat a Doukhobor couple
broke away from the community at
Trail or Rossland and got married
in the orthodox Canadian style.
We hope that the example they have
set will become infectious until the
last Douk and Duchess bave been
united in tbe holy bonds of matrimony; and even until tbe bitterest
enemies of these people learn to
obey lbe laws.
Tonight surel Let a, pleasant, harmless Cascaret work while you sleep and
have your liver active, head clear,
stomach sweet and bowels moving
regular by morning. No griping or inconvenience. 10, 25 or 50 cent boxes,
Children love this candy cathartic too.
Ernest Harrison left this evening
for Vancouver to receive further
medical treatment for hia arm,
which was fractured while he served
at the front.
0. Pennoyer, of tbe local branch
of the United Farmers, attended the
annual convention of the provincial
organization in Vancouver tbis
Rev. and Mrs. W. P. Bunt have
returned from Nelson, where tbey
were the guests of Rev. and Mrs . J.
P. Weutman for a few days,
The members of the Grand Forks
Fruit Growers' association are holding a "get-together" social in the
G.W.V.A. Jhali this evening.
M***>*****^^ IH»t|;;
-i       $50 to $5,000
—No better life investment available
—Ho better security obtainable
—Cannot be seized or levied upon for any cause
.._   —WUl be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed
—Not affected bx trade depression
—Free from Dominion Income Tax
—No medical examination required
Anyone over the age of 5 years resident or domiciled in Canada      ■ >
may purchase.
Any two persons may purchase jointly.
Employers may purchase for their employees—school boards for
their teachers—congregations for their ministers.
Apply to your postmaster; or write, pottage free, to S- T. Buttedo, Supcr-
' Intemlcnt of Annuities, Ottawa, for new booklet and other Information desired.
' -     State sex and age last birthday. -*
&♦..» MHI .tt
for man or woman, boy or girl,
is a watch—a good watch—a
real time keeper. No more welcome or more useful article
than a wrist-watch. Before
buying see our Urge and varied
line of watches for both men
and women. Open face and bunt
ing case, gold and silver. Be
on time.
Watchmaker and Jeweller
Fred Clark attended the annual
convention of the Associated Boards
of Trade in Penticton this week as
delegate from the local board
"Pape's Diapepsin" has proven itself
the surest relief for Indigestion, Gases,
Flatulence, Heartburn, Sourness, Fermentation or Stomach Distress cauaed
by acidity. A few tablets give almost
immediate si .orach relief and shortly
the storrrach is corrected so you can eat
favorite foods without fear. Large case
costs only few cents at drug store.
Millions helped annually.
VV. J. Galipeau is still digging
wells. This week he making a deep
indention in tbe earth for O. C.
Hellmen. •
L. A. Campbell, of Rossland, was
in the city yesterday, being enroute
bome after attending the convention
of tbe Associated Boards of Trade
in Penticton.
It has already become partly apparent wby tbe Conservatives were
so anxious to gain control of the
local Liberal association.
A Blight breakdown at tbe Bock
Candy mill last Friday gave some
of the workmen a few days' vacation.
Mrs. ll Campbell, Mrs, J. 0.
Taylor and Mrs. A. E. Hales attended the 1'resbyterial of tbe Woman's Missionary society in Nelson
tbis week.
Miss Ethel Cook left today for a
brief visit with friends at Bonnington Falls
Rev. Hil
this week.
is Wright  attended the
of   Kootenay in Nelson
Mrs. A. B. Sharp, of Nelson, was
a guest tbis week at tbe home of
Mr. and Mrs. Jobn McKie.
When the vote is taken on the
formation of a water municipality
it will undoubtedly carry by a large
majority. Some of the landowners
seem to think, however, that tbe
people who an not directly finan~
.ially interested in the project
should keep out of the discussion.
They argue that tbe people who are
asked to mortgage their farms to
make an improvement should be
able to decide for themselves whether they want the improvement ar
not. Tbis seems fairly reasonable.
If a farmer came to this office and
asked us to mortgage our printing
plant in order to benefit the ranchers indirectly, the chances are a
thousand to one that be would be
told to go to hades.
' The following is the minimum
and maximum temperature for each
day during the past week, as recorded by tbe government thermometer on E. V. Laws' ranch:
Max.    Min.
Feb.   18—Friday  24        10
19—Saturday... . 31 21
20- Sunday  33 25
21—Monday  31 11
22—Tuesday  32 16
"      23—Wednesday.. 39 39
24- Thursday  41 33
Rainfall 40
Snowfall M    2.0
An income tax levied on tbe bootlegging business would lighten tbe
burden of tbe poor taxpayer.
Only Tablets with "Bayer Crow"
are Aspirin—No others I
Cycling is easy wben yon ride the high-grade Bicycles
I sell—the wheels lhat run smoothly year after year. Let
me explain to you my easy sale plan on terms.
First-Class Repair Work done in Blacksmithing, Brazing,
Aluminum Soldering, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Woodwork, Etc.
Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Clock
THE HUB—Bring your boot
and shoe repairs to my
shop for neat and prompt
work. Look for the big
boot —GEO.  ARMSON
Synopsis of
Land Act Amendments
J. C. Knight has opened a real
estate oflice in tbe Sheads building
on Bridge street.
George Hodgson hasjheen confined
to his home by illness this week.
Miss Amy Heaven has returned
from a two weeks' visit with friends
iu Midway.
Winnifred Smyth left this week
for Philadelphia, where she will attend college.
Mrs. Jack Ryan visited friends'in
Greenwood this week.
N.   Taylor   is
Percy, in Trail.
visiting bis son,
;(1) Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, H.C.
[(2) The Siwash Rock, near Vancouver.
[(3) Capilano Canyons.
The balmy air and glorious beauty
of a winter day in Vancouver invites
to this Paradise of the Pacific where
the grass grows green as a June
pasture and on the evergreen coast
a narrow strip of grey and brown
divides the evergreen land from the
evergreen sea. Golden, blue, purple
and green is the vista of sky, sea,
mountain and forest while English
Bay stretches, blue, laughing and
limpid. The sandy beaches of Kit-
ailano and Point Grey receive tbe
languid surf as it rolls up the gentle
■lopes of the shore. The canyons
are slashed with purple and all at
times are shrouded in great veils
of cloud and mist. There is ever
the mystery, th* massiveness and
the infinite variety of tone and
color, with always a touch of spring
promise in the air, in the almost
bursting rose-buds, when the birds
* break into song, in the tree branches,
filled with swelling leaf-buds. All
give the impression of having been
drenched with the sweetness and
fragrance of nature in her most
riotous spring mood. Well kept
toads and endlen paths intersect the
sylvan woods about the city and, at
every turn, the sea comes into view
and over it the watery pathway to
Victoria and Vancouver Island.
On every side the city is bounded
by a variety of natural beauties
which cnn be enjoyed by one-day
boat trips, such as a run up Burrard
Inlet to Port Moody, chosen in the
early days of railway construction,
to be the western terminal. The
rustic little settlement of shacks had
visions of greatness and wealth until
the later choice of Vancouver for
the meeting of "rail and sail." The
North Arm is a Fjord that gives the
visiting Norwegian a longing for
home, blue mist-topped mountains
coming down to green, blue and
black waters, with "Wigwam Inn"
and its sylvan setting at the end.
The industrial and commercial advantages of the Pacific coast climate, are an important element in
th« building of a great manufacturing provinces. Navigation by water is
never closed by ice, roads are seldom
blocked by snow, water-powers are
never frozen or dried up, street rail'
wavs can run their cara without *A\
elaborate heating systemic. 0.
If you don't see the ''Bayer Croat"
en the tablets, refuse them—they are
not Aspirin at all
Insist on genuine "Bayer Tablets of
Aspirin" plainly stamped with the safety
"Bayer Cross"—Aspirin prescribed by
physicians for nineteen years and proved
safe by millions for Headache, Toothache, Earache, Rheumatism, Lumba£V
Colds,   Neuritis,   and   Pain   generally.
Handy tin boxes of 12 tablets—also
larger "Bayer" packages. Made ia
Aspirin is the trade mark (registered
hi Canada), of Bayer Manufacture of
Monoaceticacidester of Salicylioacid.
While It is well known that Aspirin
means Bayer manufacture, to assist the
public against imitations, the Tablets of
Bayer Company, Ltd., will be stamped
with their general trade mark, th*
"Bayer Cross,'!
Established 1910
RealEstate and Insurance
Resident Agent Grnnd Forka Townsito
-   u__i     Company, Limited
Farms     Orchards    City Property
Agents at* Nelson, Calgary, Wlhnlpeg and
other Prairie points. Vanoouver Agents:
Established In 1910. we are ln a position to
furnish reliable Information conoernlng this
Write (or free literature.
Minimum pile* ot flnt-elaa* land
reduced to fS an acre; second-dan to
♦1-60 an acre.
Pre-emption now oonflned to amr-
veyed land* only.
Records will be granted covering only
land suitable (or agricultural purpose*
and which la non-timber land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished,
but parties of not more than four may
arrange for adjacent pre-emptions
with joint residence, but each making
necessary Improvements on respective
IPre-emptors must occupy claims for
tm yean and make improvements to
value of $10 per acre. Including dear-
Ing and cultivation of at least S acres,
before receiving Crown Grant
Where pre-emptor ln occupation not
*ea* than » years, and has made pro-
portlonate Improvements, he may. because of Ill-health, or other cause, be
granted intermediate certificate of Improvement and transfer hts claim.
Records without permanent residence nuy be Issued, provided applicant makes improvements to extent of
****> Per annum and records aame each
year. Failure to make improvements
or record same will operate as forfeiture. Title cannot 6eobtalned ln
iSPWH1 • reexa, and improvements
or $10.00 per acre, Including t acres
•*>«ed and cultivated. ar.d"residenoe
of at least 2 years are required.
Pre-emptor holding Crown grant
may record another pre-emption, lf he
requires land ln conjunction with his
fiurm, without actual occupation, pro-
V!*     **Ma*°n  improvements  made
&V£'&_3*#malnuta- - Cton
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 10
iE!**!   xmFx..**. !?•** «ThoSSfteS?
title to be obtained after fulfilling real-
aentlal and Improvement conditions.
For graslng and^lnfluutrlal purposes
vrOTIOB IS HEREBY GIVEN that a petition
*•' has been tiled witb the Comptroller of
Water Klxht for presentation to the Ueuten-
ant-tiovernor-in-Oouucil praying for tbe incorporation of the trait of land com prising
Distrlot Lots 831, UM, 1861,100,681), 380, -153, 27:15,
1690. Ml HI, 5:14, M8, 981, 5*0. 519, »:«!. 15.', 184,
1475, 862,530.58i an.| 2027 in tho -.imllkamoen
Division ot Yale District luto an Improvement district under the name of Orand Forks
Irrigation Distrlot pursuant to the provisions
ol Division 4 of Part VII. of tbe WATBK ACT
1914 as amended.
The objects of the said proposed Improve •
ment Distrlot are the acquisition and operation of works and licences for the supply of
water to the said tract of land.
Objections and suggestions submitted in
writing to the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Victoria, B. C., on or before the 17th day at
March, A.D. 1921,will be considered by thc
Minister of Lands before the said petitlou is
presented to the Lieutenant-Qovernor-ln-
Dated at Victoria, B. C, this 11th day of
February, A, D. 1921.
O. R. N*DEN,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
40c per $100
SELLING—4-room house, 3 lots,
for $650$ central.
SEB     J. C. KNIGHT     „,
Barlee'* Former Office.
. . ding  (40  acres  may  be
timber land not exceeding 4* acrse
may be purchased; conditions Include
payment of stumpage. **********
•Kw.iSSU1*' P*****o*r* inaccessible
*Z _S?.teu,Vr n*a* ***** *>* purohased
conditional upon construction of a road
to them.  Rebate of one-half of cost of
PRE-EMPTORr   rat*   ohant*
The mn ef thia Aot is enlarged te
ttae within wWcSthS'heltVordevieee.
from for on* year from th* death erf
■* peraots, as formerly, until one
year after the conclusion of the present
war^Thi. privilege la also mSTS-
No fees relating to pre-emptions ar*
du* or P»y»bta[V __ol5Si on p?i;
emptlons recorded after Jun* M. isu
Taxes are remitted for five yearsT
Provision for return of moneys ao.
erued, due and been paid since iSgEt
4. 1914, on account of payments, fees
"ri!!_2__UonJr>1■,,er", P-^mPUoM.
interest on agreements to purchase
AmiSit,-?*'?.'01*-.'""' & »«"*ST3
*SHS £?**TS_ "_de*w*_,,n<* "equir**
direct or Indirect, remitted from enlistment to March M, 1910.    ^^
Provision made for Ismane* at
Crown grants to sub-punshaser* of
Crown Lands, acquiring righto bom
purchasers who failed to complete
gurchM* Involving forfettur%Siful.
Ailment of conditions of purchae*. Interest and taxes. Where sub-purchasers do not claim whole of original nar-
cel, purchase price due and taxes mar
be distributed proportionately over
whole area. AppliciaioMmust be
made by May 1, UM, w
Graslng Act, 1919, for systematic
development of livestock industry pro-
1_**» for graslng districts and range
administration under Commissioner
Annual grazing permits Issued based
on numbers ranged: priority for established owners. Stock-owners may
form Associations for range management. Free, or partially free, permits
for settlers, campers er travellers, un
to ten bead. ^
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
C. A. Crawford
Neat Telephone Office
rpHE value oi well-
printed* neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has been amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
Wedding invitations
Ball programs
Business cards
Visiting cards
Shipping tags
Price lists
And commercial and
society printing of every
Let us quote you our
New Type
Latest Styled
Colombia Avenue and
Lake Street
Furniture Made to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kinds.
Upholstering Neatly   Don
r. c. McCutcheon
wubum AYU0B
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