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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist May 20, 1921

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the center of Orand Forks valley, the
premier fruit growing district of
Southern British Columbia. Mining
and lumbering are also important
industries in districts contiguous to
the city.
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Kettle Valley Orchardist
THF STIIM is tlle fliv""it:' "ows"
a-MlEt tJKJVt pupfil. 0f t_)0 citizens
of tlie district. It is read by more
people in tlio city and valley than any
other paper because it is fearless, reliable, clean, bright and entertaining.
It i.s always independent but never
GRAND FORKS   B. C, FRIDAY,   MAY 20, 1921
"Tell me what you Know is true:
I can guess as well as you."
$1.00 PER YEAR
Assurance Given That
Tracks Will Be Maintained to the Proposed
Packing House
Mr. Cottrell, of Vanceuver, as
sietant general superintendent of
the Pacific division ol the C.P R.;
A. L. McCulloch, Penticton, super
intendent of tbe Kettle Valley line,
and W. O. Miller, divisional super-
intenkentof tbe C.P H., were in tbe
city on Wednesday. These officials
had • conference witb tbe promoters of tbe proposed packing bouse
project and a few of tbe citizens in
tbe morning. After viewing tbe
proposed sita of the packing houw,
at the corner of Winnipeg avenin
Third street, lbe officials expressed
willingness to maintain the tracks to
it and to construct a spur to it, provided the pocking house owners
secured the right of way for tbe
spur and paid the government tax
on it. A suggestion was also made
by one of tbe officials tbat tbe railway company, tbe government and
the city cooperate in constructing
a combined railway and commercial
traffio bridge across the Kettle] rivt-r
at Third sireet.
Potato Verification
Daring the season of 19*20, 7613
acres of potatoes were inspected by
inspectors of tbe division of botany,
experimental farms branch. Of this
number 2850} acres were on account of tbe general freedom from
disease and excellent condition of
the growing crops, classified as
grade No. 1. and, subject to farther inspection of tbe tubers after
itarveet, these considered to be
woiihy of certification for seed purposes. Again, of the total inspected,
1105 acres were found to be so reasonably free from disease as to warrant their certification as grade No.
2, subject to tuber inspection. Tbe
presence, however, of a considerable
Amount of rot on the tubers at bar
Test time, owing chiefly to tbe general prevalence of late blight in
1920, appreciably i reduced tbe
amount of seed wbicb would otherwise have attained the standard oi
certification. Notwithstanding tbis,
it has been recently ascertained tbat
in Prince Edward Island, Nova
Scotia, New tirunswhk, Quebec,
Ontario and Manitoba tbere is e to«
tal of approximately 120,000 bags of
'seed of several varieties of potatoes,
fikim fields wbicb passed field inspection, available for sale as certified seed this spring, snbject to final
inspection at shipping points.
Further particulars witb regard to
the exact location f this* seed and
Sod the available qunntities and varieties in any given district may be
obtained from the markets division,
seed branch, Ottawa.
The system and methods adopted
in tbe work of inspection and cer
tification were given in detail in tbe
press some months ago. Growers
who are not already familiar witb it
may obtain information by writing
to tbe division of botany, Central
experimental farm, Ottawa, lor a
circulars oo the subject.
Tbe work will be continued (bis
year along tbe same lines as in previous years, and all prospective
growers of seed potatoes wbo may
be interested and desirous of participating in the benefits of tbe inspection, which is carried out free
of charge are invited to make application to the division of botany as
eaily in the season as poesible.
Not Much Hope
For Cheaper Booze
In Near Future
There are many conflicting rumors afloat as to the date wben tbe
liquor board intends to put government control in force. One Victoria dispatch says: "Tbere are
many problems tbe board has to
deal witb yet," said Cel. Winsby.
"There is now no cbance of us getting the system started early in
June. If we get it started after July
1 we will be doing well."
James H. Falconer, of tbe board,
wbo has beeu covering the com.
munities in southern British Colum
bia and along (he line of tbe Canadian Pacific, returned to Victoiia
on Sunday, with information on
whicb appointments of staffs and se'
lection of warehouses and offices
may be based.
Members of the board declare tbat
tbe new federal taxes oo liquor will
hit tbe British "Columbia liquor
board hard. The new taxes will
greatly increase the cost and selling
price of liquor in tbis province, they
say, and because of that will cut the
quantity sold and consequently the
business of the board and tbe profit
tbe p/ovince will make.
Latest News Says
Sale of Liquor Will
Commence June 15
Victoria, May 19,—Government
control of tbe sale of liquor will become effective Jane 15, it was officially announced this morning,
That is the date decided upon by
the liquor control board.which since
the return lo tbe city of Commissioner Falconer and Winsby, has
been in conference arranging details
by wbicb the new order of things
will be inaugurated.
No one »eems to know what status
Grand Forks will have under tbe
new law—whether the city will have
a warehouse, a sub warehouse, an
ordor depot, be bone dry, or if the
peope who netid, or think they
need, liquor will have to continue
to patronize the bootleggers.
Making Sure That
He Still Lived
A certain professor of rhetoric in
a western village bas the reputation
of having a ratber sharp tongue.
One of his pupils, a star at football
but not at rhetoric, once spent most
of the hour looking at his watch,
yawning and sighing noisily.
At tbe close of the lecture the
professor spoke. "Mr. Smith, why
bave you looked at your watch every
few minutes during the last hour."
Smith managed to stammer out
that he had wanted to make sure
that it was still running.
"I suppose," retorted the profes
sor, "that you have   been sighing
every  few  minutes to  make sure
tbat you are still breathing."
The following is tbe minimum
and maximum temperature for each
day during tbe past week, as recorded by the government thermometer on E. F. Laws' raqch:
Max.    Min.
May   13—Friday  77       38
H—Saturday  77        38
15- Sunday  77        45
16—Monday    67        45
17-Tuesday  79        40
18—Wednesday.. 83 44
19   Thursday  79        45
Rainfall 03
The girl wbo confides all her little
secrets to her cbum will be sorry
some day when tbey no longer care
tp play in the same back yard.
Tbe electric fan will never take
tbe place of the old-fashioned kind
as a flirtation promoter.
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R. T. Lowery, Brilliant
Humorist and Paragra-
pher, Succumbs to
Bright's Disease
R. T. Lowery,, late editor and
financier of the Greenwood Ledge,
died in the Grand Forks hospital
this even ng at about 5 o'clock of
Bright's disease. He had been a
patient in the hospital for over a
year. He was 62 years of age and
wasa native of Ontario, wbere a
brother of his is now engaged in tbe
newspaper business. It is also understood tbat he leaves a sister in
tbe same province.
The late Mr. LoWery was unquestionably the best known editor
in British Columbia, having published papers at various points in
this piovince for the past thirty
years. As a humorist and para
grapber he was tbe peer of any
writer in western Canada, and some
of his productions, if collected and
preserved, would furnish enjoyment
and entertainment to future gener-
In the death of Col. Lowery the
newspaper profession loses one of its
brightest members.
The remains of the late editor
will be shipped to Nelson on Monday.
Who  plays to. win—but  ou   tbe
Will move along Life's thoroughfare
The peer of princes.    For his sort
Shall ever be ln good report
Among the brave fellows everywhere
What though he gain no riches rare?
Friends he shall have who do not
His wealth, but only seek to share
The love and faith he has to share,
Who plays to win—but on the
He shall have heart and strength   to
The battle witb defeat, despair,
And be the conflict long or short,
He sball be, to the end, a Sport;
Who   plays  to   win—but on   the
square!       — Berton Braley.
According to statistics gathered
by a prominent British Columbian,
judging from present crop prospects, be believes tbis year's Okanagan fruit crop will run between five
thousand and six thousand cars.
Five yeais from now, he thinks a
normal orop will be 12,000 cars.
A General Survey of the
OutlookThroughout the
Country—Labor Plentiful Everywhere
The crop experts of tbe  Bank  of
ontreal bave made a general survey of conditions in all crop centers
of any importance in the Dominion
and reports generally from all over
the Dominion indicate an early
spring, with seeding well advanced,
labor plentiful, and general conditions excellent. Pasturage has win
tered well and is making good growth
and fruit prospects are favorable.
Following are the detailed reports
as set out in the bank bulletin:
British Columbia—The season is
backward, following a mild open
winter, (Jnusuil and cold rains bave
retarded seeding, which is about 50
per cent completed and njw well
under way, wilh tbe weather favor.
able. Fruit trees have wintered
well and pasturage is satisfactory
and livestock in good condition.
Prairie Provinces—Edmonton Dis
trict—Of wheat, about 70 per cent
has been sown, acreage increastd
probably 10 per cent; acreage oats
considerably less, about 20 per ceut
has been sown. Conditions are favorable.
Calgary District—Soil and mois
ture conditions good; seeding well
advanced wheat acreage larger; oats
smaller. Labor is plentiful at reduced wages; tbe best start in sever
al years.
Lethbridgo District—Conditions
favorable every wbere, except around
Ma.leod, where rain is needed. Tbe
acreage for grain is about 10 per
cent less tban last year; about half
already seeded; cold makes germination slow but hay and grass are
starting well.
Regina Distriot—The wheat acre
age is about tbe same as last year, 40
per cent seeded. Tbe acreage of oats
and flax is less, while tho spring rye
is more. Ground conditions are good
and labor adequate at a wage of
$55 per month.
Saskatoon District—Tbe wheat
acreage is probably increased; oats
are largely increased and seed beds
are in good condition. There is an
increased supply of labor and seeding is almost general.
Winnipeg District—Seeding is in
swing and well advanced; tbere is
ample.moisture and the inml is in
good condition.   Labor is plentiful.
Province of Quebec—The season
opened early and most of the cereal
crops on bigb ground in southern
Quebec are in. Pasturage is already
proving good feed. Dry and fine
periods, followed by copious warm
rains are favorable for a large bay
crop. In the northern sections seeding has commenced. Cattle have
wintered well.
Province of Ontario—The season
is an early one and prospects generally are favorable. Seeding.however,
has been delayed by wet weather.
There is an average acreage of fall
wheat and it is generally in excellent
condition, but some winter killing is
noted on the low lying lauds. Spring
wheat was sown under favorable con
ditions and tho prospects are good,
Tbere is an average acreage of oa's
and hay is promising, tbe old meadows having wintered well. Grass
pasture is well advanced; dairying
prospects are excellent and orchards
have come through the winter well.
Fruit trees are in bloom and little
injury is reported from recent frosts
The acreage of tobacco is considers..
bly reduced, but labor is plentiful
and an increased acreage is under
cultivation. Cattle are in good condition.
Maritime Provinces—Nova Scotia
—Weather conditions are earlier
than usual and have been favorable
so far for grass. Ploughing has commenced in Bome places and a little
seeding has been done
New Brunswick—Spring is exceptionally early and considerable
ploughing has been done, but seeding has not yet commenced. Pasturage has wiute.ed well.
Taney" and "G Grade"
Are Names Which Take
Remarbly Well With the
In December, 1918, with the approval snd endorsement of the governments of five great powers—
Great Britain, the United Stales,
France, Italy and Japan—a committee of their Bed Cfoss societies
was constituted "to formu'ate and
propose io the Hed Cross societies
of the world an extended program
of Red Cross activities in tbe interests of humanity."
As a result a league of Hed Cross
societies is today organized, aud in
addition to the five powers already
mentioned, it now includes in its
membership fwenty-six of the other
civilized powers of tbe world.
This league of Red Cross societies
was created to: Organize and stimulate throughout the world Hed
Cross peace activities; establish
close cooperation between all Hud
Cross societies; fight disease and
spread health; develop existing Hed
Cross societies and build up new
ones; serve as universal clearing
house for the Hed Cross work in
peace time.
It bas directed and developed
anti-typus campaigns in eastern
Europe; organized membership cam
paigns for Hed Cross societies; instituted nursing services; created
public health scholcrships; sent out
missions to study means of relief.
It is organizing a world campaign
against communicable disease; promoting child wellare; training public health nurses for service where
most needed; building up in both
hemispheres tbe Junior Hed Cross;
spreading public health propaganda
through publications, films, lectures, etc.
It will enlarge the field of Hed
Cross work; mobilize relief workere
in case of national calamities; keep
Red Cross societies in close touch
with one another; ensure the universality of the Hed Cross; create a
new sense of human fellowship.
For the first time in its history,
therefore, civilized humanity, as a
whole, is declaring relentless warfare against disease, I'ainiue, and the
The following is an extra t from
a recent weekly bulletin of the department of trade and commerce in
which the fruit trade commissioner,
J. Forsyth Smith, writing from
Liverpool, comments upon the ''Superiority of American Boxed Apple
Grade Names":
"The   attention   of   boxed apple
shippers has beeu strongly called to
the   aid  given  to the selling of the
lower grades of   western American
boxed apples   by   their   attractive
trade names of Fancy  and  Choice.
Undoubtedly British Columbia No.
2's aae constantly hampered  by  the
suggestion  of   inferiority conveyed
by the grade name, while American
Fancy grade, escaping euch  imputation,   not   infrequently   makes as
much   as Extra Fancy for desirable
counts.    Thus in  Glasgow on   December!), llritish   Columbia   New-
towns   sold   for   18s  to   19s, when
Oregon Newtowue,Fancy and C,were
both selling at the same  price,   21s
to 2.1s Gd. British Columbia   Wine-
saps,   Mo.  2,  sold  at 17s 0d, wben
Washington Winesaps, Fancy, were
soiling at IHs-M to-ISs (id;   British
Columbia Jonathans, No. 2, sold  at
15s   6d   to   Itis  wheu Washington
Jonathans,  Fancy, ivere   selling at
10s Od to 17s Od.
"A boncrete instance of trade feeling in this couuection will be ilium-
inatiug. A British  Columbia   apple
exporter   was   recently being intro»
duced to tbe Liverpool trade. In the
course of remarks dealing  with  the
box apple situation, the future prospects   tor   thu   lower grades  were
under discussion.   The broker made
the   uncompromising statement: 'I
do   not   think  No. 2 boxed apples
should ever be shipped to this country.'    His   attention   was  at  once
called to the fact that large   quantities   of   Fancy   aud  C grades were
constantly coming forward, and that
in the else of the former, frequently,
and  of  the  latter occasionally, tbe
prices realized for sizes Io0 to 170 's
were oither equal to or only slightly
below tbose of thes:ime sizes of E x«
tra   Fancy,   and   quite  commonly
superior   to   tho   prices   of   Extra
Fancy, sizes 96 to 12S,   'Ob,' ho replied, '1 was speaking of No. 2, not
of Fancy or C grade.' Such was   tbe
ullect of attractive grade   uouiencla«
ture   on   the  mind of a prominent
dealer   constantly  bundling  boxed
apples. It was u new idoa  to   him,
that Fancy and   C  grade  apples, if
packed in Canada, would come  forward, in accordance wilh   legal   requirement*., as Nb. 2 and No. 3."
William D. (.Big Billy) Haywood
will return to the United States from
Hussia to serve his twenty-year sentence in Leavenworth prison, he declared on Monday in a statement
wirelessed from Moscow to Loddon.
The I. VV. W. leader, whose disappearance brought bitter c:iticitm
from associates who are also und r
sentence for hampering lhe nation's
war activities, announced he will
return after the Third Intern itionole
hold in Moscow. Haywood'*, bonds
men will uot sufT*T loss, he said.
other devastating forces which are
working for its downfall. In this
fight tbe league of Red Cross societies serves as a general headquarters
to direct the campaign. THE   SUN,   GBAND   FORES.   B. C.
2th*  dStomi. 3farka £mt
Ono Year (in Canada and Qreat Britain) $1.00
Ono Year (in the United States)   1.50
Addres;- -** **********»-•-'cations to
The Guano Forks Sun,
Phone 101R Grano Forks, B. C
FRIDAY, MAY 20,  1921
Inasmuch as the government control of the
liquor traffic has been indefinitely postponed,
the Americans will probably continue either
to celebrate July 4 on their own side of the
line this year or to postpone the date of the
event until such a time as they can obtain a
permit in this province.
Our admiration for the Prince of Wales has
always heen very high, but it was raised fifty
degrees this week when we read of the neat
manner in which he rebnked some toadies who
wisned to flatter him. The prince presented
the prizes at the pnblic school sports at Stamford Bridge, and at the conclusion of thn ceremony a suggestion was made that a vote of
thanks should be proposed to him. Turning
to the organizers, the prince smilingly remarked, "No, cut that out, if you please." It
was cut out. If there were any danger of England becoming a republic in the near future,
the prince would be an available presidential
candidate on the democratic ticket.
tial of Japan have organized a Socialist union,
which jn spite of its name seems to be not a
Marxist society but an organization for studying the question of social relations and for applying the principles of justice and humanity
to them. Another interesting movement is
the Omoto Kyo, or Great Original Truth.
The sect is founded on emotion and superstition rather than on research and reason. An
old woman of Kyoto who professes to be
guided by spirit voices has told a number of
messages that she says she received from the
other world, that have been collected in a volume called the Book of Flames. The messages
are said to convey a doctrine of "noble Bol-
shelvism," which probably means radical and
revolutionary thought modified by some ofthe
dignified traditions of Japan. The government has tried hard to suppress the sect, but
so far in vain. It has great strength among
the poor and illiterate classes and has made
headway, too, among educated people. Incidentally, Japanese clans or tribal families are
engaged in a hot dispute over the divine spirit
that is said to control the founders of the
sect; each claims the right to adopt it as its
patron saint.
An officer of the United States air service,
says Popular Mechanics, proposes to use an
airplane of the slow tractor type to sow grain
at flying speed as the machine passes over the
prepared ground. A system of parallel perforated metal tubes extend at short iatervals
from to back of the lower wings. Out of
thc tubes the seed is forced by tho air pressure
created by the flight of the plane. It is calculated that in that way the grain can be shot
out with force enough to bnry it to the
proper depth in loose soil. The machine will
have apparatus for landing on ploughed ground
and will have a speed of perhaps forty miles an
hour, lt is intended to be flown only a few
feet above the ground.
Wyoming has forbidden the use of natural
gas for producing carbon black on the ground
that the process imperils the supply of gas for
other purposes. Should a simiiar law go into
effect in all gas-producing states, newspapers
and magazines would "havo to be printed in
colored ink, for there is no substitute for carbon black. Lampblack, the ouly other blaok
pigment that could be considered for that use,
makes a dull, brownish, "short" ink that will
not give the elear impressions to be had from
carbon black and costs several times as much.
Carbon black is also used in making carbon
paper, typewriter ribbons, phonograph records, shoe polish, cameras, certain electrical
supplies, black leather, automobile tires and
In issuing regulations that are to govern the
transfer of land in Palestine the high commissioner, Sir Herbert Samuel, helps to put into
the language a word that will be new to most
readers of English: the word "doonum," a
measure of land. The regulations, intended to
protect Zionists, oblige everyone who wishes
to sell land to get the written consent of the
administration; and to get it he must describe
the character and situation of the land and
name the price. The buyer must be a resident of Palestine and can buy under the new
ordinance not more than three hundred doo-
nums of farming land or more than thirty
doonums of city real estate. A doonum is one
forty-fourth of an acre.
The demand for timber during the war
aroused interest in Great Britain in the subject of forestry. It was seen that eveu in the
thickly populated motherland there were very
considerable areas which would give a greatsr
return in growing trees than 'f handled in any
other way. In fact, as foresters have been
pointing out for years, many areas cau not be
made to produce anything but trees. The
British foresty commission has undertaken a
program of planting and seeding these. It has
been found that certain Canadian trees do
well in the British isles, and through the forestry branch of the department of the interior,
a quantity of tree seeds has been collected and
forwarded for sowing on certain areas. These
shipments have been sent for several* years in
succession and have amounted to as much as
half a ton in a year. The trees thus favored iu
this connection are Douglas fir and Sitka
spruce, and a recent visitor to England reports the planations of these species as doing
remarkably well. Some consignments of Canadian tree seeds have also been sent to Belgium to help restore the devasted forests of
that country.
According to the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, Washington, quebracho
wood, which is extensively used in tanning, is
one ofthe natural monopolies of South America, as potash was a natural monopoly of Germany and jute is of India. The trade at first
was established in quebracho logs, but in the
last twenty-live the industry of preparing the
extract has been built up in South America
and is now in a flourishing condition. Quebracho is not indispensable to the tanning industry, but it is a useful reagent, since it produces in a few days results that other tanning
materials take weeks or months to accomplish. The importance of quebracho in the war
was largely owing to its rapid action, and now
that the demand for leather is not so urgent
other materials will probably be used to a
greater exrent.
Ask Your Friends
The Proven
Painless Method
Teeth are Extracted or
Treated Without  Pain
Itr     J. ■cat   Guaranteed
Cuniidii.il Uoiiils snd Canadian
Money Accepted at Full Value
Rooms 200 6 7 8 9-10 11-12,
2nd Floor, Jamieson Bldj>.,
Over Owl Drug
Wall and Riverside
40c per $100
SELLING—4-room   house, 3  lots,
for $650; central.
The Fruit Lands Exchange
Barlce's Former Oflice
Like the western nations Japan is in a social
and economic ferment. It has had its financial
crisis and its labor troubles. To meet the
emergency some of the educated and influen-
Of't, in the stilly night,
Ere Slumber's chain has bound me,
Fond Memory bring the light
Of other days around me;
The smiles, the tears,
Of boyhood's years,
The words of love then spoken;
The eyes that shone
Now dimmed and gone
The cheerful hearts now broken!
Thus in the stilly night,
Ere Slumber's chain has bound me,
Sad memory brings the light
Of other days around me.
When I remember all
The friends, so linked together,
I've seen around me fall
Like leaves in wintry weather,
I feel like one
Who treads alone
Some banquet-hall deserted,
Whose lights are fled,
Whose garlands dead,
And all but he departed!
Ere Slumber's chain has bound me,
Sad Memory brings the light
Of other days around me.
—Thomas Moore.
Ungubators !
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. Agents (or
Buckeye, Jubilee, Reliable,
Prairie State and Electric
Incubators and Brooders.
844 Cambie St.      Vancouver
knowledge Is for those
folks who have a clear
vision. If your eye cameras no longer easily adjust the foci; if the outer
transparency of the eye
called to cornea is improperly con vexed so that
it does not constantly reflect the light; or if the
muscles of your iris-dia-
phram do not instantly
respond to change of
light you need the attention of our skilled optometrist.
Transfer Company
City Baggage and General
Jeweller and Optician
Bridge Street Grnnd Forki*
C.V. Meggitt
Real Estnte and Insurance
(>1U IIAItlfl-S,  FARM   LANDS   ANl> CITY
Excellent facilities tot wiling your furma
We hnve agent* at all Coast and Prnlrle
Reliable Infornnition rega-dlir' this dlatrrt
cheerfully furnished. We solicit youi inquiries, a
We have secured the
agency for Grand
Forks of a large
Western Publishing
House which manufactures a superior
grade of Counter
Check Books—carbon back and carbon
leaf styles.
Any Quantity
from 100 up to 2500
The Sun
Job Department
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime and SaH
Poultry Supplies
Grand Forks,BC-
Coal,  Wood and   Ice
for Sale
Office  at  R.  t.  Petrie'i Store
Phone 64
Modern Rigs and Good
Horses at All Hours at
Model Livery Barn
M. H. Burn*, Prop.
Phone 68 Second Street
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty
P. P.. Z. PARE, Proprietor
YaiiB Hotbi., b'nts'r Stiiki.t
Fumituiv   Made  to Ordor.
Also llupalring of all Kinds. ,
U;)!iol*itorin3 Neatly   Don
Ready  to  Help  a  Man  With
His Business
With trade reviving, every reliance may
be placed on the telephone, which is such a
principal factor in industrial development.
British Columbia is particularly fortunate in
that telephone lines radiate from the principal
cities to all points, so that instant means of
communication are always available.
The duplicate submarine between Point
Grey and Nanaimo was laid this month,
doubling the facilities for telephoning between the mainland and Vancouver Island.
New long distance lines have been built on
Vancouver Island and throughout the lower
Fraser Valley, both north and south of the
river. Very few applications are unfilled be-
canse of lack of facilities, so that the telephone,
always taken for granted, will not fail you.
Of all present-day Sewing Machines.
Why buy* a machine at which you have
to sit in an awkward position, when you
may just as well have one with which it
is a pleasure to sew? The White Rotary
Sit-Strate is just the machine you want.
Sold on easy monthly payments by*   •
oMiller ***% Gardner
Complete Home Furnishers THE   SUN,   QRAND   FORKS,   B. C.
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(1) Scottish miners' strike. Miners
receiving tbeir week's pay before
going on strike.
(2) Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., of the
American Polo Team, which will
meet the English Team ln June.
(3) T. Effendi, the Dervish Deputy
from Konia, who revolted last year
against the Angora Government and
other Turkish Nationalists casting
their vote for officers.
(4) The Amaroc News, printed at
Coblenz, Germany, is the only paper
printed «in English in Germany and
the only one on the continent witb
a color comic section.
(6) New telephone which leaves the
hands of the user free.
(6) Mrs. Lydig Hoyt, young society
woman, the handsomest woman in
America, poses as she begins -her
> ..    - • ■    sj   active film career.
....',M"v<'. ;.>     Ill   (7) Mustimha Kemal Pasha, a noted
srco</trmrofc.m/A  Turkish official
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A View of Vancouver Harbor,
dredges at work on the site of
It is hardly possible to conceive
of a subject which is of greater vita)
Interest to the people of Canada,
than that of the recent activities
and the measures being taken for
the development of its great western port of Vancouver. Since the
removal of Government control over
some of our principal products, it is
becoming increasingly apparent to
everyone to what a great extent
the channels of our trade have become disrupted. The old routes of
trade, with their well ordered and
regular demand are only partially
in existence to-day; the beneficial
effects which those routes had on
the prosperity of Canada are no
longer so clearly apparent. New
sources of demand and supplementary outlets of our natural and manufactured produce are an immediate
necessity, and the pressure of strong
economic forces aro gradually accumulating, which will direct the
commercial outlook of Canada, In a
lessening degree to the East and
South, and to a greater extent towards Vancouver and the great
countries with which it trades.
Thia article will try to bring to the
conception of Canada, east of the
Itockies, the tremendous and courageous efforts which are being made
lo bring the port of Vancouver into
lhe front rank of Pacific harbors; to
increase its attractiveness for the
world's shipping; to build up a permanent service of vessels to thc rich
markets <jf the Pacific; to make it
in every way worthy of the Dominion, whose foreign trade it so
strongly desires to foster.
The Port of Vancouver, if only on
account of the phenomenal rapidity
of its growth, is a remarkable tribute to western enterprise. Its
evolution in the short space of about
thirty years from a natural coastal
inlet to a centre of shipping industry
with world-wide ramifications is one
of the outstanding romances of modern commerce. It can claim to offer
facilities of transportation, together
with expeditious methods and appliances for handling merchandise,
which if considered as a whole, are
fully equal to other Pacific ports
established long before it.   Numer-
I ous important works which are now
in course of construction will, in the
ensuing two years, not only place
the port far 'ahead of its Pacific
competitors, but will bring it into
the forefront   of   the   leading   and
| modern equipped ports of the world.
1 Its strategical position for advancing the foreign trade of Canada is
all that could be desired, while the
city itself is peopled with merchants
and shippers agents who know the
requirements ef these far off mar-
showing the C.P.R. Piers, the
the new pier and a part of the
kets and their potentialities foi
trade. They hear of the success
which has followed the exploitation
of the markets of the East by the
business men of the States, and they
look forward to the time when Canadian interests will take their full
share of the trade to be obtained
through these hitherto only partly
developed channels.
Up to the year .1918, all development work of the port was entirely
the result of private enterprise only,
and such facilities as were available
for deep-sea shipping, had, up to
then, been provided to a large extent by the constructions erected by
the C. P, R. The Harbor Board of
Vancouver was then created by a
Government measure and strong financial support has been forthcoming
from the Government ever since, not
only to further the development of
the harbor, but also in connection
with its shipbuilding programme. It
is this combination of effort on the
part of the Government, the Harbor
Commissioners, the C. P. R. and other important private interests, which I
is bringing Vancouver so rapidly to
the forefront of shipping affairs.
""The numerous Important new undertakings are worthy of consideration in detail. The C. P. R. Is orect
ing a new pier of the double dock
type, wMch will be 1,100 feet long
and 330 feet wide, and on lt will be
two sheds, each 110 feet wide and
running the full length of the pier.
AKng thc outside of each shed there
will be two surface tracks, and four
lines of depressed tracks ln the centre. This pier will be fitted with
the most modern and' powerful oargo
handling equipment, and this together with the excellent facilities for
clearing freight on the railway will
enable a ship to be "turned"* in
record time. The dredging and filling for this pier are now completed,
so constructional work should be
well advanced by the end of 1921.
Messrs. J. Coughlan & Sons have
secured a contract, and work has already commenced on the new Government Dry Dock which will be 7B0
feet long, sufficiently large to accommodate the "Empress of Can
ada," the latest addition to the mag-
nificont fleet of vessels operated by
the C. P. 0. S., which is 644 feet in
length and has a displacement of
22,000 tons.
The Harbor Commission with the
help of a Government appropriation
of $6,000,000, have commenced work
on the new Ballantyne pier, and expect to obtain completion within two
years. This pier will be 1,100 feet
in length, and 340 feet wide, and
will carry three sheds 50(1 feet lop
land one shed 400 feet lone, all of
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The O.P.R. Piar A.   R.M.S. Makura at Section 1 and C.P.O.S. "Empress of Asia at
which will be 110 feet wide. In addition to a roadway for vehicles
there will be three railroad tracks
In the centre, and two trucks on
each of the outer Bides. The plans
call for fireproof steel and concrete
construction throughout, and tho installation of powerful travelling
electric oranes.- The Harbor Board
are also now Inviting; tenders for a
tugboat wharf, for which the necessity has long been felt. They have
also under immediate consideration
the provision of tanks for storing
vegetable oils; the addition of a fire-
boat, and the construction of coul
Since the port of Vancouver has
been able, up to now, to cope successfully with Its increasing deep-
sea trade, and the large coastal business coming to and going from the
Sort, it Is obvious that these nev/
octal, huge warehouses, powerful
lifting devices and multiple tracks
for rolling stock, are capable of promoting a trade of a far greater volume man can be looked for from
established resources. The picture
which appeals most to the mind is
that of an excess of business, rather
than iust enough; the prospect of
too little business is not to be
thought of. In the near future it
will require the whole-hearted and
united endeavors of our factories,
farms, forests, mines and fisheries
to produce the mildest form of congestion in the _*ort of Vancouver,
monts and not very long ago the
first cargo of wheat passed through
the Government elevator Into the
S.S. "Effingham" consigned to a
European port. This marked a momentous day ln tho history of the
port and great hopes are entertained
that a considerable trade will, in the
future, be obtained from the Western
Prairie Provinces.
The possibility of building up a
foreign export trade in manufactured goods as well as raw material
is gaining more attention in Canadian business circles daily; the attractiveness of tha markets which
are served by the port of Vancouver
must ultimately bring about a considerable increase in the merchandise
freighted through this harbor. Up
to the outbreak of war our foreign
export trade was a negligible item
of about $50,000,000, the trade of
Canada, consisting principally of an
exchange of commodities with the
American States. We arc large buyers from the States of such necessities as coal, cotton, iron and steel
and vehicles; their requirements
from us are not so heavy. An adverse trade balance is just at present a disquieting feature of our commercial relations with other countries and lt becomes obvious that a
more strenuous effort must be
made to Introduce the produce and
manufactured goods of Canada into
other markets, so that our purchasing powers may be maintained and
The port of Vancouver is already I increased on a -firm basis,
well equipped to handle grain ship-1   The pioijuwrs ol tiy# eounjry, by
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consigning their goods via Van«
couver, can obtain ready shipmen*
to Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand and all
the ports of Australiu by the Can*
udiun Australusiun Uoyul Mail Line
and the Canadian Government Mer-
chant Marine, Ltd. To China. Japan,
Straits Settlements und Philippines
there are, in addition to the regular
sailings of tho C. P. O. S., four
other lines giving a monthly service
of freight steamers, und two giving
a fortnightly service. There are five
distinct companies trading via Panama Canal, between Vancouver and
Great Britain and Kurope.
The  trade of the   port   for   1920
shows   a   gratifying   Increase   over
previous years, there being 2,460,000
tons   of   cargo    handled   over    the
wharves, as compared with 2,380,000 I
tons in 1919.   The outgoing cargoes,.'
both deep-sea and coastwise, totalled]
795,000 tons;  thc incoming cargoes'
totalled l,ti70,000 tons, roughly two- !
thirds of the gross weight.
It bus been shown that the Port of
Vancouver will, in the next two
years, arrive by gradUhl stages te
a considerably increased pitch of ef"
ficiency, whereby it 'will be enabled
to loud and discharge cargoes ol
probably three times the volume of
its present trade; the question presents itself as to the length of time
it will take to build up the complicated machinery of'commerce, which
is necessary if these intricate markets are to become more closely related with the future trade of Canada, i THE   SUN.   GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.
News of the City
Both the main Kettle river and
the North Fork have been very
high daring tbe past few days, aod
yesterday a pier in the Fourth street
bridge was carried out by the high
water and sawlogs. A pier in tbe
Kettle Valley railway bridge also
suffered tbe same fate. A further
rise in the *ater may do some more
damage to tbe bridges in tbe district,
but tbat is tbe only harm it cm do.
J. li. McLeod, wbo underwent a
surgical operation at Mayo Kros.'
hospital, in Rochester, Minn., a
week ago, has, according to   advises
received iD this city, been in a criti«
cal condition during the paBt week.
Tbe latest report from that plac?,
however, saj'B that his condition is
slightly improved.
W. Groves, consulting engineer
for the Grand Forks irrigation district, wbo was expected to arriye in
tbe city last night from Kelowna,
did not reach here owing to an accident. He will arrive hereon Saturday night for a conference with the
Mrs. II. Whiting, of  Kettle  Val
ley, was in tbe city last Saturday  to
visit her daughter, Winnie,  wbo is
a patient in the Grand Forks hoepi
Miss Barron, who has been visit-
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.
S. Walters in Greauwood for some
time, returned to her bome in this
city on Tuosday.
Tbe Providence mine at Green
wood, after a six months' shutdown, resumed operations yesterday
witb a crew of twenty-five men, according to a report from tbat  town.
whs held from Cooper's undertaking
parlors on Monday, and interment
was made in Evergreen cemetery.
Mrs.Ommanney bas moved from her
rancb, which sbe recently disposed
of, to Mr. Griswold's house, near
the C.P.R. bridge.
Jake Webber, aged 63 years, nn
old-time timberman, died in tbis
city on Saturday list.   The funeral
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The strongest of lures, tho lure
of the land, led one of the prominent business men of Winnipeg. Mr.
Thomas Bulman, of the firm of Bul-
man Brothers, to forsake city life.
about twelve years ago and take
up residence in the Okanagan Valley.
11 i3 ranch, "Cloverdale," has become
one of the most interesting spots in
the valley, comprising 3,000 acres
of bench and bottom lands, presenting a fine idea of operations on a
large scale in a fruit-ranching country, with everywhere evidence of
initiative. It is situated in the
Elliston district, sloping from the
hills to the famous old Mission road
that leads from Kelowna to Vernon.
There are about. 300 acres of orchard
and thirty thousand fruit trees have
been planted. Mixed farming Is carried on, including stock raising,
grain-growing, gardening, small fruit
culture, orchard growing, chiefly
cherries and apples and hay meadows.
There are ten miles of road built
through "Cloverdale," sixty miles of
fencing and the distributing system
of irrigation water consists of ahout
twelve miles of pipes and flumes.
This system has recently been rebuilt in a permanent manner with
vitrified clay pipe and cement diverting boxes. A trip to the head
of the irrigation system was of particular interest when a fine view of
the large tract was obtained. In the
bright sunlight a lovely valley was
unfolded — bright green meadows,
dark green fields, orchard slopes,
and pine clad hills.
During the war an evaporating
plant was operated at "Cloverdale"
and has become a permanent Indus-
try there. Carrots and onions were
evaporated and sent as army supplies to the front while apples and
the manufacture of tomato pulp are
other Industries that havo been in
augurated. The yields' from the
valuable bottom lands average from
12 to )8 tons per acre, jn onions and
Um field of tomatoes is from 16 to
(1) View of a Cloverdale orchard, in the Okanagan Valley.
(2) Fruit pickers at Cloverdale.
(3) Horses on the Cloverdale Farm.
20 tons per acre, the canneries making contract with the growers for
their output.
The original owner of "Cloverdale" was Mr. George Whelan who
now resides on a 200 acre tract near
by, and a visit to this fine British Columbia pioneer who, at 76
years of age, is enjoying life by
reading, keeping abreast of the
times and rich in experience, makes
one realize that elderly men are one
of the nation's greatest assets. Mr.
Whelan arrived from England at the
time of the gold rush st Cariboo and
made good In placer mining, afterwards losing what he had gained. He
finally drifted down into the Okanagan country with "a square of canvas, an axe and a dollar," Betting up
a tent in two feet of snow, on Christmas eve, 1872, on the property that
is now part of "Cloverdale. He
acquired 320 acres of land, adding from time to time till 3000 seres
was acquired and as the first farmer in the valley to grow clover, be
named his farm "Cloverdala-"
Still Carries On
British Columbia
CROSS throughout the world is still a vital
■factor-;, loloisal task. This call for increased
n:c-.i!.:crship is one to which no person in British
Columbia, placed in possession of even a few
facts, will fail to respond.
In the hospitals and sanitariums of
British Columbia there are still over 800 returned men
seeking to regain health. True, these men have
all the attention which crowded hospitals and
over-worked nurses and attendants can bestow,
but they are lacking these little things of com-
fort—these small, simple luxuries which mean
so little to you who are strong and healthy; so
much to them who are ill and suffering. The
Red Cross supplies them with tobacco, socks,
Returned Men
Still In Hospitals
pajamas, underwear, sweaters, slippers, rators,
shaving soap, and so on. Their wants are few
and simple—their needs are great.
Workshops For ftugg;
Disabled Soldiers£dorbkysh0h;
sub-committee of the Victoria Branch of the
Red Cross for submission to the Federal Government, Clause 1 states:
"That even after all that has been done by the
Government of Canada, through its various
departments, for the welfare of returned men,
there remains in this country 'a residue of disabled men who are unemployable in ordinary
industry, a residue for which no provision exists,
namely, those who possess some potential capacity, but can only exercise it if some special
arrangements are made to enable them to
do so.'"
WANTED - $1.00
from every man and woman in British
Columbia as enrollment fee in the B. C.
Division of the Canadian Red Cross
Junior Membership $0.25
Mall your Enrollment Fee to your Local Branch or the
626 Pender Street West Vancouver, B. C.
C. W. Traves, the newly-appointed poultry instructor for this district, arrived in tbe city on Tuesday
to assume the duties of his office.
A band of gypsies was in town
the firat of the week. Whether they
are an improvement on tbe North
Fork colony of Doukh .bors or not
has not yet been demonstrated.
Over half an inch of rain fell on
Thursday night.   The crops of tbe
valley have been given a  great im
A brief dispatch from Victoria on
Monday stated that it had been officially announced tbat governmenl
site of liquor in British Columbia
had been indefinitely postponed.
City Property For Sale
Applications for immediate purchase of Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, are invited.
Prices:—From $25.00 per lot upwards.
Terms:—Gash and approved payments.
List of lots and prices may be seen at the
City Office.
City Clerk.
Cycling is easy when you ride the high-grade Bicycles
I sell—tbe wheels that run smoothly year after year. Let
me explain to you my easy ssle plan on terms.
First-Class Repair Work done in Blacksmitbing, Brasing,
Aluminum Soldering, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Woodwork, Etc.
Open Saturday Evenings Ull 10 o'CIock
Only Tablets with "Bayer Crow"
are Aspirin—No others I
If you don't Bee the "Bayer Cress**
on the tablets, refuse them—they ara
not Aspirin at all.
Insist on genuine "Bayer Tablet* 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, LurabaaJ,
Colds,   Neuritis,   and   Pain   generally.
Handy tin boxes of 12 tablets—also
larger "Bayer" packages. Made in
Aspirin is the trade mark (registered
ln Canada), of Bayer Manufacture of
Monoaceticacidester of Salicylicacid.
While it is well known that Aspirin
means Bayer manufacture, to assist the
publio against imitations, the Tablets of
Bayer Company, Ltd., will be stamped
with their general trade mark, the
"Bayer Cross?'
Those wishing neat sign painting
to ornament tbeir business places
sbould call on W. P. O'Connor, a
returned soldier.
Job Printing at Tbe Sun office at
practically the same prices as before
tbe big war.
Established 1810
Real Estate and Insurance
Resident Agent Grnnd Forks Townsite
_. t    Company, limited ..
Thoroughly competent and reliable
accountant to audit City Books for
1921. State qualifications, experience
and salary.
City Clerk.
3EALED TENDERS marked "Tenders for Conveyance" are invited
for the conveyance to Central and
High Schools from each ofthe follow*.
ing routes.
(1) Proceeding past DeWilde
ranch, via T. R. Powers, R, Hughes,
E. F. Laws, across Cooper bridge,
thence direct to Central and High
(2) From at or near Riverside
Nurseries, via such route as may be
described, to Central and High
The successful tenderer in each
case will be required to make one trip
on the morning of each and every
school day during the months of September, 1921, to June, 1922 (inclusive), and convey all and every
school child who presents himself
along suoh route, to the Central and
High Schools, the conveyance to be
made in a suitable vehiole with full
protection from the weather provided.
Each of the above routes shall be
tendered for separately at so mucb
per trip. The tenders, addressed to
the undersigned, will be received up
to Thursday, June 9th, 1921.
Secretary of School Board.
NOTICE ll hereby elvn thnt. all MONDA V,
the 20th dny uf JUNK, 1021, at tho hour ol
III o'clock In Un' forenoon, at tbo Cl.URT-
I ahall hold a COURT OP REVISION, for the
purpose of hearing awl ilclermininK anv and
nil OBJKCTIONS to tho PLACING or DETENTION olany namo or nonius on tho RE(;IB-
Dated at Orand Fork-, B tl, thli 8_.li day of
April, Kil.
Register of Voters for the
Grand Forks Electoral District.
SEALED TENDSHS will be received by tho
Distrlot Forester, Nelson, not  later rban
noon on the 1st day of June, 1921, for tbe
Eurctiase of Licence XA2.11, near   Christina
uke, to out 6000 lineal fdot of Cedar Poles.
One year will lie allo'veil far removal of
Further particulars of the District Forester,
Nelson, 11  C.
npHE value oi well-
printed, neat appearing stationery as
a meansof getting and
holding desirable business has been amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
Wedding invitations
Bail programs
Business cards
Visiting cards
ShV'ing tags
Price lists
And commercial and
society printing of every
Let us quote you our
New Type
Latest Style]
Columbia Avenue and
Lake Street
THE HUB—Bring your boot
and shoe repairs to my
shop for neat and prompt
work. Look for the big
boot.—GEO.   ARMSON
Farms     Orchards    City Property
Agent* at: Nelson, Calgary, Wlhnlpcg and
other Prairie points. Vanoouver Agents:
Established In lfllO. wc are in a position to
furnish reliable information concerning this
Write for free literature.
Synopsis of
Land Act Amendments
Minimum price of first-clam land
reduced to K an acre; aecond-claaa to
H-M an acre.
Pre-emption aow confined to surveyed lands only.
Records will be (ranted covering only
land suitable for agricultural purposes
and which la non-timber land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished,
but parties at not more tban four may
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_rr.K,P. .,0,__J?dJ»e,*_'t prs-smptjoni
with joint residence, bat eaoh making
necessary Improvements oa respective
clalma ^^
Pre-emptors must occupy claims for
B»jy«rs and make improvements to
value of fit per acre, Including clearing and cultivation of at least! acres,
boors receiving Crown Grant
i.H.*** P™-«»>P*»r In occupation not
JSliS?? *.*—**• ***** **** mads proportionate Improvements, he may. because of Ill-health, or other cause, ba
granted inUrmedlats certificate ot Im-
!■ gradient and transfer his claim.
■foonla without permanent residence mar be Issued, provided applicant ni:-..:o__ Improvements to extent of
etas per annum and records samo oach
rae*. l-'.-'.ure to make Improvements
or record sums will operate as for-
Mtoro. Title cannot bo obtained In
*mf**x*hxWx ******* V* taiprovamsnta
°I *tS-SS par sera, including t aeres
•Jsared and cultivated, and residence
*tmilml***tl *1** *** remsraS.
Pre-emptor   holding   Crown   grant
SSS^L&S;ta-J*********** wilh his
a___^^_!^*____^^Jl,M,• 5°» W"*«W« 10
acres,  msy be leased as hoiMeites-
dsntlalland Improvement conditions.
Por graslng and Industrial narnaeea
areas   esoeeSln,   US   SiV Sly^
timber land  not  eiissillns   ts
ssvAa purchased; oomUtEng k***-*.-
payment of stumpage.
. Natural hay mmliwi  insnsi.alli
t^Iitti?!i*Jfift^______«^ "*»•
wK^Thl. prtvileg. x* am. made r*
Ns less relating to pre-emptions are
*» «• payaMohy soldiers oatre-
•options recorded after June M, Su.
Itaes are remitted for a*« yssm.
ProvMon for return oimomvs M*
__"_£_, **• *** **** ****** alnoJTLjust
1 1114. oo account of paymeata. fees
interest on sgreements to purchase
<*■» oeettr lots held by memberTof
£££ *M<!n% °* fePmdsnti, acquired
Provision   made   for   Issuance   ot
rown  pant,  to .ub-purchaser.    of
S^rJe^^^.^.***'** ft»m
purchasers who failed to complete
purchase. Involving fort.«ut^mful-
fillment of conditions of purchase. 5.-
terest and taxes. Where iub-pur&iiS-
ers do not claim whole of original nar-
cel. Pun-bam price due and Una may
be   distributed    proportionately   over
di-asing Act, IMS. for systematic
development of livestock Industry provide., for erasing districts and range
iid-nlnlBtrntion under Coaunl.iakincr
Aimuai grilling permits Issued bn.-.ed
on numbers ranged; priority for estab-
llshsd owners, fiffik-owners may
form Associations for range manace-
tnent. Free, or partially free. Der mlu
for settlers. camlpanTor tntvMVm%o
•o ten 'load. "
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
Near Telephone Office


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