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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Jan 28, 1921

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Legislative Library
Ke.nle VaHey Orchardist
"Tell me what you Know is trae:
I can guess as well as you."
Statement of'thcMinistcr
of Mines Shows Province's Mining Industry
in a Healthy Condition
With a production valued at $35,-
580,625 for 1920, whicb is £2,284,-
321 greater than the 1919 figure,
British Columbia once more takes a
foremost rank among the mining
provinces of Canada; in fact it is
doubtful whether any other mineral
come piolitable, and we may confidently loot for an increased gold
production in the near future.
With further reference to this
matter, Mr. Sloan maintained that
recent ,n mend men ta to the Placer
Mining net might be expected to
bring considerable areas of the placers of the province, for years inactive, under development. Tbere
were many indications that hydraulic and dredging operations would
be undertaken iu the larger placer
fields in the northeastern interior on
such a scale that the effect on the
annual production would be notable
There was no doubt, too, the adverse ecanomic conditions with respect to gold mining, conditions responsible for the closing down of
such a well known and large producing mine as tbe Nickel Plate at
Hedley, were improving. He looked
for a return to a normal rate of  pro-
City Will [Donate a Site
for the Recreation Hall
When Organization Is
producing   area   of   the   continent duction  as   regards   the lode gold
will be in a position to  report more mines and for sucb further develop-.
ment in both placer and lode gold
mining during the year as would
materially advance the production
of 1921.
than a 7 per cent increase over the
output of the previous year.
The foregoing statement is based
on statistics furnished by the pre
liminary review aud estimate for
1920 juBt issued by Hon. William
Sloan, minister of mines. Besides
tbe chief point tbat tbe industry as
awhole shows a 7 percent monetary
improvement over the result of 1919
it is set out that there bas been an
increase in tbe amount of silver
produced of 1807 oz.—3.404,92G as
against 3,403,119 os.,—although in
value, owing to the falling world
quotations, there nas been a decline
of 4327,349; that there have been
311,321 lbs. more copper produced
than in 1919—42,773,060 as against
42,459,339—although in value again
owing to the decline in prices, there
is a reduction of f 4*54,506; aod that
er ' '
in lead tnere has been a decline in
quantity of 7,930,921 lbs.—21,545,-
047 as against 2*9,475,968— but an
increase ix valuation of $13,610 because of improved prices.
But in connection with metallif
erous mining, tbe most noteworthy
fact is the development of the zinc
industry. There was an increase of
output in 1920 over 1919 of 20.-
027,617 lbs., the figures for tbe two
past years being, 1919, 56,737,651
lbs,; 1920, 76,705,268. In value the
improvement is eetimated ats?l,602,-
The explanation of this is found
beyond a doubt in the enlargement
of operations iu connection with the
Sullivan mine, East Kootenay, and
the activity of the Trail smelter,
Mr. Sloan, in his report, say? with
reference to this matter that the
growth of this branch of the mining
industry is due to the greater production of the Sullivan, and tbat
during the last half of the year in
other pbces there has been little or
no market for zinc ore, and a very
small volume of sale of the metal;
several of the larger zinc mines and
refineries in tbe United States closed
early in the iall.
In gold production, both placer
and lode, tbe comparison is not as
favorable. Tbere is a decline in
placer output of 1075 oz.—13,250 as
against 14,325 oz., and in lode gold
it amounts to 34,250 oz , 118,176
is against 152,426 oz. In monetary'
terms the difference amounts to
321,500 in respect of the placer and
to $707,947 in respect of the lode
Tbis might have been expected,
the minister of mines' report explains, as the mining of gold, with
lis fixed value, has in these times
> [high cost of labor and supplies for
tome years past offered little encouragement and even less at the beginning of this year, on the eve of
what promised to be a period of tin-
stable prices. With what is now an
• ssured promi.e of lower costs of
.< ipplies aud living, it would seem
t :at gold mining   would again   he-
Dealing with the silver production, Mr, Sloan said it was particularly gratifying to find that, in
quantity, tbe output was slightly
greater than in the previous year,
for the reason that the resuft was
unexpected by many because of the
closing of a number of the mines of
tbe Slocan district. A disagreement
between the employers and em
ployes had led to the practical closing down of a number of the mines
of this seotion for a great part of tbe
year. Inasmuch as it is this mineral
area tnat is responsible for a large
proportion of the silver produclion
of tbe province, it was thought, naturally, that it would be impossible
to overcome the setback thus re
ceived. But, as is pointed out, those
so figuiiog were not making sufficient allowance for theproductivity
of the mineral areas of the northern
coast section, the properties of whicb
have taken a plaee as producers
comparatively recently. One of the
chief of these was the Dolly Varden,
of the Alice Arm, the output of
whicb, from September 1, 1919, to
September 30, 1920, amounted to
1,170,000 ounces, Added to tbis
was the product of the Premier
mine, Partlarrd Canal mining division
In considering the whole question
of the results of the pear's effort in
metalliferous mining, Mr, Sloan
"It is extremely gratifying that
the British Columbia mining industry has been so well maintained,notwithstanding the fluctuating metal
market, and despite generally unsettled conditions, that it is possible
to report an increase in 1920 over
the valueof the production of 1919.
It is to be remembered, too, that
other mineral producing sections of
America have of late been announcing reductions in mineral output, a
fact which emphasizes the very satisfactory showing in this province."
There has been in recent months
a contiderable drop in metal prices
as compared with those of war days.
As mining costs had not yet declined
in the snue proportion the producing mines had sufferad some embarrassment and recently the output,
especially of copper, had been cut
down.^As had been predicted,{however, in respect of gold, it might a'so
be said in respect to the production
of the base metals, that conditions
gradually were on the mend. Mr.
Sloan stated that he was not one of
those who viewed the future pessimis
tically. Such a sentiment was in no
way justified. Present conditions
were but a phase of war aftermath
which history taught was to be expected ann which shortly would   be
The mayor and all the aldermen
were present at the regular session
of the city council on Monday evening.
Rev. Wight and Rev. Bunt addressed the council, and asked the
city for the donation of a lot or lots
(or a site for the creation hall and
as a tennis court. The gentlemen
were assured that when the organization of the proposed recreation
movement is perfected the council
will undoubtedly act favorably on
their  request.
It was decided to allow local real
estate agents to soil property which
has reverted to the city by tax-sale
proceedings,,and to allow them a
commission of 10 per cent when
sales are made. Licensed agents
wishing to take advantage of this
offer 3an secure a list of the properties-offered for sale at the city office.
The clerk was instructed the acknowledge a communication from
the Inter Kmpire league. The council eudorsed the principle of foster
ing trade within the empire.
As a precautionary measure in
the event of emergency, the council
decided to have a phone installed
in the home of Electrician S, T,
The chairman of the water and
light committee reported that he
had a prospective buyer forthe
auxiliary light plant, and that he
expected.* an offer for it in a few
Convention Postponed
The annual convention of tbe
Associated Boards of Trade of Eastern British Columbia, which was
scheduled for Penticton on February
1 and 2, has been postponed until
February 22 and 23. The first session will be held on the morning of
Tuesday, February 22,
Smith- Vladayano
At the manse, Trail, P>. C, on Saturday morning, January 22, at 8
o'clock, the marriage was solemn
ized between G. W. A. Smith, publisher of the Greenwood Lod_;e, and
Miss Elizabeth M. Vladayano, only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Holmes, Trail, Kev. A. M. O'Donnell, B.D, officiating. The witnesses
were Mr. and Mrs. John Holmes
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs,
Smith left by bus for Columbia
Gardens, tbence by Great Northern
train ior Gfeenwood, their future
horae. Many good wishes and useful presents for their welfare and
comfort accompanied the young
An apple packing school
under the auspices of the
Farmers Institute will Open
in this city next Monday in
the vacant building next to
the O. K. bakery on Winnipeg avenue.
trial stability, Meanwhile it was reassuring that in the face of untoward
conditions the metalliferous mines
of the province as a whole had been
able to make an inciease over the
previous year of $105,157, their estimated production amounting to
urgotten with the return  of indus-| $20,142,155.
Europe Needs thc Metal,
But Requires Credit to
Buy It, Says the Manager oi' the Granby
ghanies and out on to the Atlantic
not far from New York city. A cold
wave carrying blizzard attachments
will follow one or two days behind
the storm centre. This will be an
important storm, taking all its features; its temperatures will average
much below normal.
Granby Consolidated Mining &
.Smelting eompany has every intention of keeping the big plant at
Anyox rnnning, according to H. S,
Munro, general manager of the
company, who returned to Vancouver last Friday from New York.
He attended the conferences of his
directors there and came hick imbued with the more optimistic feeling which, he says, pervades the
copper market in the east.
"European countries are in need
of copper; there can be no question
of that. But they bave not tae
oioney to pay for it and before trade
wi.h Europe can get back to anything like a normal basis some system of credit must be arranged.
There is every confidence that these
dillicultiss will be overcome in the
near future and that trade will show
improvement by spring."
VVbiie the Granby company contemplates no new construction work
during the coming year, Mr. Munro
said tbat tbe crusher whicb came to
grief on December 24 must be rebuilt as soon as conditions permitted. Tbis will cost between fifty and
sixty thousand dollars.
Stump Roots Arc
Worth $1800 After
Inventor.Treats 'Em
Victoria, Jan. 25,—Utilization of
stump roots is planned by B, Crook,
an inventor who is interviewing
ollieials of the department of industries here.
Mr. Crook is establishing small
portable mills which he will send
over the country. They cut cross-
sections of roots and stumps. The
grain is beautiful and takes a wonderful polish.
The round slabs are practically unj
broken. Tbey are used as seats for
chairs and other thiugs. The market price for slabs with the best
grains runs Op to 8(i each, or nearly
$1800 for some sliced stumps.
A business man [of the city, a
rancher of the valley, and a citizen
of Cascade, were up before Magisn
trate McCallum, Wednesday, on a
charge of having failed to send in
their income tax reports for 1919.
In tbe case of the business man it
was proved that he had sent in his
report, but tbat be bad mailed ita
couple of days after the expiration
of the time limit; the rancher had
sent in a report for 1918, but had
failed to do so for 1919, as be
bad not received a registered form
for that year; the Cascade man waB
not present in court, but was repre'
sented by counsel. In the cases of
the business man and the rancher
sentence was suspended, but the
Cascade man was given the mini
mum fine, $100. I. H, Hallett, of
Princeton, appeared for the crown
and the two local lawyers for the
defense. These cases were to have
been tried before W. lt, Dewdney,
of Greenwood, but he was unable to
come down and Mr. McCallum consented to act for him. Itis said that
neither of tbe local parties who appeared in court were liable for the
ineome tax.
Forms for All Districts* of
Canada Will Be Ready
at Ottawa Boon—Onus
Is on the Payer
What will be the value in money
of the United States trade with
Canada for February, 1921? Head
every word ofthe display announcement on page 4, and put in yjur
guess, and go in to win the $300,00
cash prize. Three guesses allowed,
and guesses for your friends and
.$300 Cash Prize Contest
Three hundred dollars iu cash is
being* ottered aB a prize to the one
who guesses nearest to the correct
figure.-, of trade of the Uniicd States
with Canada for February, See the
offer made by "MY CANADA" on
page 4. "MY Canada" is soon to be
issued week by week as Canada's
National Weekly, to provide a Can-
adian ''Post for Canadians, for Canada, and for tbe Empire.
Good Roads League
Convention Postponed
Owing to tbe fact tbat the pro
posed convention ef the boards of
trade to be held in Penticton bas
been postponed till Tuesday and
Wednesday, February 22 and 23,
the arrangements for a good roads
convention have been advanced to
take place at tbe same time.
It is now planned, therefore, tbat
the general meeting of good road
enthusiasts will take plsce in Penticton on Monday evening, February 21. Tuesday evening, February
22, will be devoted to good roads
convention program.
Ottawa, Jan. 27.—It is expected
by the commissioner of taxation
that all the income tax forma for the
year 1920 for the various districts
throughout the Dominion will be
available for distribution within two
weeks, at the office of the inspector
of taxation. Although these forms
are to be distributed, tbe income
tax branch desires it to be distinctly
understood ibat the onus of obtaining the forms on which to file re*
turns for 1920 still rests in each case
with tbe taxpayers and tbat non •
receipt of a form will not be an ex •
cuse for not paying the tax at the
proper time.
Every form this year when filled
out must be returned to the inspector of taxation in the district of the
respective taxpayer. Last year forms
T3, T4 and T5, covering salaries and
wages paid to employes and dividends to shareholders, wers all forwarded to the department at Ottawa,
but tbis year they will be filed with
the inspector of taxation, as well as
forms of Tl and T2 for returns of
corporations and individuals.
Forms T3, T4 and T5 must be
filed with tbe inspector on or before
Marcb 31, while forms Tl and T3
must be filed on or before April 30,
The act provides that the taxpayer
can send with his form a cheque to
cover the total amount of the tax.
ln any case a cheque for 25 percent
of the tax must go with forms 1 and
2, and if tbat course is chosen tbe
balance of the tax must be paid in
by-monthly instalments bearing interest at G percent per annum. By
paying at once the taxpayer would
save this sharge for interest.
A pamphlet containing instructions is in the bands of the printers
now and will be distributed along
with forms Tl, TlA and T2 for tbe
present year. It is expected that
final returns will show income tax
collections of $40,000,000 and excess
profits tax collections of 135,000,000.
The acid test of party honesty has been applied ' in
Grand Forks and Kaslo ridings, with the result of the
loss of a member . to the Oli-
vcrgovernmeut. Why not try
the same test on politicians,
from M.P.'s down to aldermen?
The following is the minimum
and maximum temperature for each
day during the past week, as recorded by the government thermometer on E. F. Laws' ranch:
Max. Min.
Jan.    21—Friday  23 17
22—Saturday... . 23 17
23- Sunday  24 13
21—Monday    24 9
25—Tuesday  33 15
26—Wednesday .. 33 23
27- Thursday  31 24
Snowfall  2.4
The Grand Forks Farmers
Institute has decided not to
merge with the United Farmers at present.
Annual General Meenting
of the Liberal Association
Washington, Jan. 22—During the
early part of the week centering on.
February G a great high temperature
wave will come out of tbe extreme
northwest and overspread all the
northern Rockies and Pacific slope.
It will extend southeastward and'
by February (i will cover all of
North America that lies east of
meridian 90. This great warm wave
will extend eastward and by Febru- The annua! general meeting ofthe Grand Forks Liberal
ary 8 will reach the Atlantic coast, association   will   be   held in the G.W.V.A. rooms on Wed-
A great storm centre will follow, nesday night, February 2nd, for the purpose of electing
one or two days behind the warm officers for the ensuing year. All supporters of a progres-
wave, and will move in the direction sivc policy for Grand Forks are invited to attend. After
of New Orleans. It will penetrate the the business meeting a smoker will be held, to which Mr.
cotton states and then move north- E. C. Henniger, M..L..A., will be invited as the guest of
eastward near tbe line of  the Alle- honor. THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B, G.
2-te (SranJn $nvk& §mt
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) 8100
One Year (in the United States)    1.50
Addresr • ■" •—••—'cations to
Tns Grand Forks Son,
Phonk 101R Grand Forks, B. C.
In an editorial that is remarkable only for
the inaccurate statements and inferences it
contains, the Vancouver Sun wants the Liberal party of the province to apply the acid test
of honesty to the late provincial election in
Grand Forks riding and declare the Conserva
tive candidate elected. The test has been
applied, and by it the Oliver government has
gained a supporter in Grand Forks and lost
one in Kaslo. The opinions of a county court
judge and a judge ofthe court of appeal should
be as strong evidence of what constitudes
honesty as the hasty conclusions reached from
unreliable information by the Vancouver
morning paper. The Sun's inference that the
result in Grand Forks was caused by remissness of duty of the returning officer is not
borne out by the facts in the case. At the
official count before Judge Brown eight ballots
which had been counted for Henniger at the
final count were disallowed by the judge for
want of the official mark, and ten of McKie's
votes were rejected for the same reason.
These ballots were either from outside points
or among the absentee vote. It is quite plain
that they had no bearing on the result. Had
they beeu allowed, Henniger would still have
been elected. In Kaslo the Liberal candidate
was defeated by the rejection of unstamped ballots. The only other consideration is whether
spoiled ballots should be counted or not. If the
precedent is once established tocountthem, t
will leave the door open for all kinds of election crookedness. The ethical tone of the
Sun's editorial flies wide of its mark because
it is irrelevant.
Newsprint, another product of the forest, that
before the war sold at $38 to $40 per ton, is
now selling at $120. If these products are
worth so much more today than a few years
ago, what must the increased value represent
in need of precautions for the adequate protection of our forests and for proper methods
of cutting?
It is but a thin and diaphanous cloak that
trade throws over romance. Take, for example,
the last quarter's sales in the^ondon ivory
market. They included not only twenty-three
and quarter tons of elephant ivory but three
and a quarter tons of mammoth teeth, three-
quarters of a ton of rhinoceros horns.half a ton
of hippopotamus and boar tusks and a quarter of a ton of walrus tusks and whale teeth—
in all seventy-eight tons of adventure stores
Bread without flour is a new thing. The
wheat first goes into a trough that contains
hot water, where it is shaken until the husk is
loosened. Thence it goes into a reservoir of
clean cold water, where the husk and the kernel are separated, then over granite rolls to be
crushed into a fine homogenous dough. Bread
is made at once, direct from the dough, iu the
usual way. The loaves appear exactly like
ordinary loaves, but the digestive system at
once recognizes the difference, for the removal
of the indigestible* husk and the retention of
the valuable albuminous matter found in bran
give he bread a very superior quality.
Cancer Mortality:
It Can Be Checked
The drift from the farm to the city is not
aliogether due to the higher wages abtainable
in industrial centers. The city has beea advertised beyond all reason. The appeal of the
printed word is strong. The desire to get
something for nothing, to earn a living without the prescribed sweat of the brow, is characteristic of all of us. There is no spectacular
side to country life. It has to do with the
fundamentals. The advantages of city Hie are
on the surface. Thc advantages of farm life
are substantial and underlying. There are
very few advantages of the city that can not
be brought to the conntry, but the fuudamen -
tal advantages of free life in the country can
never be transplanted to the city except to a
very limited degree. For every advantage of
the city there is a corresponding advantage of
the country. For every disadvantage of the
farm there innumerable drawbacks to urban,
Thc popularity of the "movies" is said to
be decidedly on the wane. A large number
of people have never been able 40 discover
why the craze started.
Fifty miles of drainage ditches have been
constructed in the Sperling and Morris districts of Manitoba in 1920, at a cost pf $140,-
000. These ditches wi
land under cultivation.
bring much waste
Going to the bad is a poor way to prove
that you are a good fellow.
The appreciation in value in timber is
shown in a recent transaction in second-hand
material. Last year, at Bellevue, Ont., a
wooden bridge on th Algonia Central railway was removed an I replaced by a steel
structure. The bridge had J.een built about
twelve years ago, of Douglas (ir. After being
taken down and after twelve years' use, the
timber, 1,250,000 board feet, was sold for a
higher price than that originally paid  for it.
"Once  qualify your doctors  to  diagnose
quickly and then property to treat these can
cer cases, and a considerable part of the battle
will be won."
Thus does Herbert Snow, M.D., in the September number of the Nineteenth Centur.y,
definitely state the chief necessity in the cam
paign to overcome the annually increasing
mortality from cancer.
The exciting causes of every kind of cancer
have long been recognized by every practi-
titioner of experience who has had occasion
to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of
cancer. To the inexperienced, unfortunately,
cancer it simply cancer, whereas to properly
consider cancer causes it is first necessary to
segregate the different species of cancer, and
not confound all together under a single term,
any more so than to include under the broad
term "fever" the many varieties of that disease.
There are ten known primary species of
cancer, with twenty secondary varieties, and
it is essential that a proper recognition of this
fact precede any authoritative prononncement
on the causes which operate to induce and
multiply the number of cases'of this malady.
Mr. Snow, in his summary of reasons why
cancer is everywhere increasing throughout
the civilized world, emphasizes *}he fact that
present-day conditions of life are a largely
contributing factor—the system is perturbed and distorted by nervous causes; trouble, anxiety, worry and general wear and tear.
The malady is. more general among women
than among men, while all ranks of society
are included.
One of thc best preventives, therefore, is
the cultivation of a spirit of cheerfulness and
of greater equanimity—to overcome the temptation to yield to small and pass'ng worries.
Further than this, everything that tends to upbuild and sustain physical health -Bnd well-
being aids in preventing the development of
cancer. The form of malignant cancer which
attack meu are usually due, in the first in-
stancej to some palpable breach of nature's
laws, for which the patient is responsible.
There^is evidently nothing that will eradi
cate a true cancerous growth but the surgeon's
knife or the cautery, in one form or another,
Nature will occasionally hold it in check,
sometimes, assisted by proper medical treatment.
What is undoubtedly the first essential,
however, in confining and reducing the affec
tion of such large numbers by tho cancer
malady is a greater recognition of the fact
that more attention must be devoted to the
better qualification of our medical and surgi
cal practitioners for the early diagnosis and
treatment of the disease.
1  fc  «::   f
Dr. Cohen's
Has Made Great
Changes in Spokane
lt haa greatly increased the
quality standard, lowered the cost
anil eliminated pain from all dental operations.
A few drops completely deaden
the_guins so that the most complicated operation can be performed
quickly without the slightest pain.
With the gucris deadened the cavi
ties can be uiore properly ground
cat, thus assuring permanent work
and ajligher stanilm'd of quality
The work can u„ competed in
half the time it formerly tonk,thereby making low puces possible for
this superior class of dentistry.
Uemeinber my well-known slogan
"If It Hurts, Don't Pay Me"
('mini.inn Bonds snd Cimadinn
Money Accepted at Full Value
Rooms 205 6-7 8 9 10 11 12,
2nd Floor, .Jumieson Bldg.,
O?or Owl Drug
Wall aud Riverside
SelectyourjPoultry Supplies
from the largest and most
complete stock in B. C.
Everything for the Poul-
Cash discounts on Incubators.
B. C. Agents {or
Buckeye, Jubilee, Reliable,
Prairie State aad Electric
Incubators and Brooders.
814 Ciiml-ic St.       Vancouver
The annual freo disUibution of
samples of seed grain will be con»
ducted as usual at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, by the Do
minion cerealist.
Spring wheat (in about 5 1b. samples), white oats (about 4 lb ),jt>arley
(about 5 lb), Held peas (about 5 lb),
field beans (about 2 Ib ), llax (about
2 Ib.)
Only one aample can bo sent to
eaeh applicant.
Applications must be on printed
form, which may bo obtained by writ-
iug to tbe Dominion cerealist, Experimental Farm, Ottawa, at any time
after September 1.
As the stock of sped i.s limited,
farmers are advised to apply early to
avoid disappointment. ThoBO who applied too late last season are particu
larly requested to send in thoir names
at once,.so that amplication forms may
be for/darded to tht»m No-application
forms will be fu lishetl after Febrtl
ary 1,1921
Alfalfa i ay for sale.
Robert Lawson.
Padlock S'f"ty Paper.for private
b*okoh>'i*ks. kept in stock by The
Sun Job Department.
Community Plate com-;
pletcly sa'isfies a w-oman's He-
sire to bo proud of what she
owns A Bet may We stirtod
with oven a sidglc serving piece
Of all present-day Sewing Machines.
Why buy" a machine at which you have
to sit in an awkward positidn, when you
may just as well have one with which it
is a pleasure to sew? The White Rotary
Sit-Strate is just tha machine you want.
Sold on easy monthly payments by*
cTWiller C\% Gardner
Complete Home Furnishers
Winter is not a convenient nor comfortable time in which to travel. But there
is little need to travel, when you have the
long distance telephone. You talk direct
to your party, knowing that he gets your
■*■  message.    What is better?
Every teleghone is a long distance
telephone. Special rates between 7 p.m.
and 8 a.m.
Modern Rigs and Good
Horses at All Hours at
Model Livery Barn
M. H. Burns, Prop.
Phone 68 Second Street
Transfer Company
City Baggage and General
Coal,  Wood and  Ice
for Sale
Office  at R.  F.  Petrie's Store
Phone 64
Those wishing neat sign painting
to ornament their 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.
Office I
F. Downey's Cigar Store
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty*
,   lilt-
P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
I        Yale Hotel, Fibst Street
select our safe bottled kind. It is
made pure by pasteurizing and you
can feed this milk to yu'jr ohildren
with perfect safety. Our bottled
milk comes from high-grade cows
which receive the best of care in a
modern dairy.
i arcwefrrtr.wV-c.AteX
(1) A winter scene in picturesque
Holland. Volenda Harbor frozen over.
(2) Mr. Leon Bourgeois (France)
who has been awarded the Nobel
peace prize for 1920.
(8) The fat pig that won the prize at
Slough, England. Weigh, about 720
(4) English jockeys dressed for a
football match at Stamford Bridge,
(6) Sir Martin Harvey, the celebrated
actor as the Burgomaster of Stile-
monde.   He is now touring Canada.
(6) Martin Harvey in ordinary life.
(7) The Bishop of London, who is 62
years old, as captain and player on
the old Marlburians team in the annual fixtures scored three goals; he
is here seen rendering first aid.
(8) The world's youngest ski-er. Jean
Cochand, seen in the photo, is the
youngest ski-er in the world. When
the photo was taken he was exactly
two years and eleven months of age,
and his real enjoyment and absolute
lack of fear while swiftly gliding
down the snowy slope, is clearly depicted by his expression. His father
is ski-ing instructor at St. Margarets
in the Canadian Laurentian Mountains, which accounts for the fact
that he learned to ski as soon as he
learned to walk.
(9) Sinn Fein prisoners marching
into dinner at the internment camp at
Ballykinler, Co. Down. Ireland. They
covered their heads with towels so as
not to be recognized.
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When the Duke of Argle was
Governor-General of Canada,
his Duchess the Princess
Louise was fascinated by the
beauty of the Canadian Rockies, and it was accepted as a
very happy compliment when a
new lake of exceptional beauty,
discovered in 1882 by Tom Wilson, a famous guide at Banff,
was named after Her Royal
Highness. The lake does indeed appear to have been
known to the Indians who called   it   the   "Lake   of   Little
the "Lake of Golden Ponpies,"
for the C. P. R. has planted
vast quantities of beautiful Iceland Poppies on the shores and
banks surrounding the great
Chateau Hotel, and in summer
there is a blaze of brilliant
poppy blossom.
When the delegates to the
Imperial Press Conference returned last fall from Canada to
England, Miss Billington, the
one woman delegate, mentioned the exceptional beauty of
these    poppies    to    Princess
These were sent to Her Royal
Highness in a specially made
box of Canadian Maple wood,
and were accepted with expressions of great delight. The tale
of Lake Louise's poppies came
to the ears of the Queen, who
also received a consignment.
Her Majesty was equally delighted and gave orders that
the seeds should b*.* planted in
the Roy.il Gardens at Balmoral.
There, for many a summer to
come, the Royal Family will be
pleasantly reminded of tuo
most exquisitely beautiful spot
would probably gecsribe it as I to obtain some of tlie seeds. | ia tbe Canadian Rockies,
Fishes."   To-day   the  Indians Louise, who expressed a, desire THE   SUN,   GRAND   FORKS,   B. C.
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News of the City
President Kliock, of the University of British Columhia, delivered
an interesting address on Wednesday eveniDg in Knox Presbyterian
church on the subject of "The University of British Columbia and Its
Relation to the Province." A large
audience gave tbe speaker a very
attentive hearing, and bis speech
was very mucb appreciated.
PPLICATIONS for permits to graze livestock on the Crown range within each
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At a sitting ot the county court,
Judge Brown presiding, yesterday
aud today, the cases of Kipping vs.
Liws and Manly vs. Kipping were
argued. Judgment was reserved in
both cases.
is. diuch ihi iuu t rown range wiinm L'licu
Grazing District of thu Province of British
Columhia during the erasing season of 19*21
must bc Uied with the District Foresters at
Cariboo, Cranbrook, Fort George, Kamloops,
Nelson, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Vernon,
or with the Commissioner of Gazing, De*
partment of (Lauds at Victoria, B. C, on or
before March 81. 1921
BU * "
Dcpurtui „„..„ mM) w.v,.
The gracing of livestock on ihe Crown
range without permit constitutes trespass
prohibited by law.
0. It. NADEN,
Deputy Minister, of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, H. C,
January 24th, 1921.
Id the police court on Tuesday,
Mike Saxon, of Nelson, was fined
$10 and costs by Magistrate McCallum for being drunk and disorderly.
The C.P.R. passenger train schedule was changed yeBterday. The
westbound train now arrives at this
point at 9.10 p.m. and the east-
bound at 10.20 a.m.
Malcolm   Morrison,   of   Midway.
was in the city on Wednesday.
The two young daughters of Mr.
and Mrs. Stanly Davis are- reported
to be very low with fever.
W. E. Chappie, of Armstrong, delivered an address
in the G.W.V.A. rooms .Saturday afternoon on the aims
of the United Farmers. There
was a good attendance.
J. W. Evans, of the Rock
$300  Cash Reward  to any Person
Who is Nearest Right on 3 Guesses
"pilANKLY, we want to draw your attention to the   enormous  import
■**     of United States goods ioto Canada.    We want you to realize what il
all means to every Canadian—to labor especUily. So we will pay in Cash
$300.00 First Prtze $100.00 Second Prize, 850.00 Third  Prize—and  the
nV-^ii™}"'^'"' ""■ _.__,_. _. ,   _.  __.     it..   next eleven prizes of $5.00 each to any person who makes and sends into
ltlank forms upon which totsubmit appllca- ., r , .J  ' . ,     ,, ..,__.
ions may be obtained from the Dlatrict^or-  us the nearest gue-ig to tlie amount of money in goods  that  will   be   nn
SS5«^?E23!^S1^",KW       ported into Canada from  tbe  Uoited States for FEBRUARY, 1921, as
The  grating of   livestock  on   the Orown   wi[[ be reported in '
Canada's Trade Returns for February, 1921
The figures for February, 1920, were $60,701,248.00; for February,
1919, they were $6*2,255,909.00; for February, 19W, tbey were $41,185,-
814.00; February, 1917, were $53,578,027 00, and for Febiuary, 1914 (be
fore the war), they were only $23,280,731.00. You eee where we are and
what we are coming to in Canada! What will be tbe figures for February.
4921? Are you a good guesser? If so, win one of the prizee.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jenne,
of Coupeville, Wash., are visiting at the home of Mrs,
Jenne's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Smith.
Ben  Norris
frorri'the coast.
has  returned
The repair crew on the
North Fork branch of the
Kettle Valley line has been
laid off. The snow up the
river is too deep to work to
P. C. Black, James Rooke
and C. C. Heaven returned
on Saturday from the Fruit
Growers' convention in Nelson.
Thomas Dunlap, of Molson, who is interested in the
Maple Leaf mine in Franklin
camp, spent a few days in the
city this week.
j. re. ____.v_-.iia, .ji mc i\utR ■vj.-tu.-jy .wuuipai.y, nas re- nave to say aDout tnts paper.
Candy concentrator, left Sun- turned from a business trip Most of the comment is in
day evening for Toronto. to Vancouver. the form of bouquets.
Get two of your neighbors to give you only One Dollar each for a
year's trial subscription to "My Canada" (regular price Two Dollars
per year), and send in the money witb your three guesses. Each subscriber is also allowed tbree guesses! Will you risk an hour of your time
to win Three Hundred Dollars?  Come!   "Go, Get It!"
"MY CANADA" will be published monthly. It lives to help yOu
and Canada to better things. It goes without saying that the more read
ers we have the better tbis National periodical will be. This is not only
true commercially, but we feel lhat every additional reader means so
mncb added moral support.
Your guess must be in by FEBRUARY 28th, 1921. As the old adage
would say, obey that impulse—obey it nowl Help us by this means to reinforce our convictions aB to the future and tbe present in Canada, and of
leading the way to better things for you, and yours, and us. Address
your guess aod send subscriptions to the publishers, "MY CANADA,"
Suites 314-5 Stair Bldg., Toronto.
In jumping off a moving
motor car, on Tuesday last,
Jack Miller had the misfortune to fall and break his
collar bone.
C.   M.   Campbell,   of   the      4   0   r-r-
Granby   compai.y,   has    re- have to say about this paper.
The Sun will get out a
special issue shortly in order
to print all the pleasant and
unpleasant things the people
The Tread of Pioneers
Only Tablets with "Bayer Cross"
are Aspirin—No others I
One August morning ten years
ago, a Dominion Cabinet Minister at
Ottawa interrupted for best part of
a day the normal course of business
to unfold to me, a sympathetic,
travelling Englishman, his vision of
the New North West.   6
He had just returned from a long
tour right through the Peace River
district, up the Mackenzie Basin to
Fort McPherson.
"We have no wish," said he with
emphasis, "to induce settlers to enter as yet the new Promised Land,''
—this, remember, was in 1910—"I
speak of the future only. But 1 am
satisfied that when the present
prairie lands are all disposed of,
then this back country will be taken
up, because it will pay people better
to secure land there than to pay the
price that will be asked for the
"Much work has to be done first,
however. Rivers have to be mado
navigable and the lund has to bc
surveyed. My journey was made
to ascertain if these undertaking*,
would be justified. And my verdict
is yes. Though this lard lies north,
it is not appreciably oi Ider than the
southern portions of the province,
At Edmonton the climate Is as favorable as at thc International boundary, owing to the lower altitude;
and for the same reason, together
with other contributory conditions, a
couple of hundred miles further up
country makes little diiferer.ee."
In 1914 came the railway gang,
and in 1910, when its work w;_s
done, in pressed the pioneers. This
year I have followed in their tracks
and, reflecting on whut I have seen,
I endorse this wisdom.
First, the country is of uncommon charm—great tracts of prairie,
with patches of light bush, set
among low purple hills, and intersected by belts of timber and by fine
rivers and streams. Park-like is the
descriptive term that springs to
one's pen. Roses flourish everywhere by millions, and scent the air.
Lilies challenge them for grace and
glow. A thousand tinted grasses
add soft undertones, ns they ripple
in the breeze. Rarely have I been
so moved with visions of a country's
future as when our automobile
pounded along the ninety-mile trail
from Peace River Cro.flsing (.1 9\iiti\
Kiver.    The  naked  prairie ■ Uie
Bouth have their charm—ui least
under cummer skies; but here III a
country where the eye is rested and
the soul injpired. whilo still the
pocket fills. £
And the pocket Cues fill, surel In
gome instances It puzzles one a little how.   It is not to be explained
■ -Lioiiii near riairrrioie     I
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5Ammal %wei^oB
If you don't see the "Bayer Cross1
on the tablets, refuse them—they aro
not Aspirin at all.
Insist on genuine "Bayer Tablets of
Aspirin" plainly stamped with tlie safety
"Bayer Cross —Aspirin prescribed by
physicians for nineteen years and proved
safe by millions for Headache, Toothache, Earache, Rheumatism, Lumbago,
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
Monoacetieacidester of Salicylicacid.
While it is well known that Aspirin
means Bayer manufacture, to assist tha
public against imitations, the Tablets of
Bayer Company, Ltd., will be stamped
with their general trade mark, tho
"Bayer Cross?"
Established 1910
RealEstate and Insurance
Resident Agent Qrmid Forks Townsite
.. .     Coinpany, Limited
on the theory of taking fn each other's washing, though there is "taking in" of some sort, if the unwary
stranger suffers it. But where the
occupation is farming the mystery
is explained. Nowhere south or east
have I seen better crops, and Inst
yenr this district prospered when
others nearly failed. One man
gleaned 120 bushels of oats to the
acre, and 48 bushels of wheat. He
is located about twelve miles above
the Crossing and floats his grain
down thereto in scows, freightage
ten cents per bushel; and with a
stream running nine miles an hour
ho Jocr.n't lose much time.
Just north of Dunvcgan, on the
lltli July, I plucked oats, four feet
high and upwards by my pocket-
measure. And wheat, rye, timothy
and indeed all kinds of hay, were
luxuriant. A mnn may be no agriculturist or authority on soils, but
even a fool can't mistake tho evidence of growing crops,  f
The pioneers, I said, are pressing
in; and more .than pioneers. Wise
men, not merely from the East, but
also from the South and West, are
nosing around to pick up the "snaps"
and secure their stake in what will
surely—given the subjoined conditions—be a rich country. At one
hotel in Pca?e River, in one day,
there were visitors registered from
Brandon, Moose Jaw, Victoria, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and London. At
Dunvcgan Crossing I met camping,
with pack-horse, knife and gun, n
picturesque Btranger who was beguiling lii3 long evenings with Ana-
tola France's "Les Dieux ont Soif."
What wns a man of such culture
doing there? Prc-pceting and picking up, good thii.;;.., you bet your
And the people already settled are
lot (ho right stuff—downright, en
terprising, sociable, "sports*'; earnest in play as in work. Spirit River
has just had a two days' sports
meeting. The folk came in from as
far afield as eighty miles—chiefly
in autos. There wasn't a bed to be
had. Men walked the street all
night. Others slept in their cars
or on the unhospitable floors of
barns, offices and poolrooms. But,
nothing daunted their zeal. After
a boxing contest in the late evening,
a dance followed until the small
hours. The sports events were num-;
erous and hashing. Better racing
was not to be seen at Edmonton. The
boys' half-mile horseback spoke well
for the rising generation. And ten
years ago, recollect, this country
was not surveyed, and a four-year
world-war has intervened; yet today several towns of one thousand
residents and upwards, with large
contributory populations, one of
them, at least, equipped with electric light plant and public waterworks, are making history.
Nevertheless, as my friend the
Cabinet Minister said, there is yet
much to do. Roads need to be graded, trails improved, river transport
increased. Most urgent of all, an
improved and progressive railway
service is needed. i i
That, indeed, is vital; for otherwise many of the settlers will drift
out again; the fight is too unfair.
I hear that the Canadian Pacific
Railway has at length taken over
tho operatic;, of the line. This will
prove tho surest pledge si— Peace
River prosperity, for the unsullied
prestige of this great transportation
company, challenged as it now is by
powerful rivals, will not allow of inefficiency.
But what I have seen makes me
eager, and to public utility companies and intending settlers ""
say—Make Haste!—D. a *&*.
Farms     Orchards     City Property
Agents at Nelson, Calgary, Wihnlpag and
other Prairie points.  Vancouver Agents:
Established in HUO, we are in a position to
furnish reliable information concerning this
district. .
Write for free literature.
THE HUB—Bring your boot
and shoe repairs to my
shop for neat and prompt
work. Look for the big-
boot.—GEO.   ARMSON
Our Watches
Keep Correct Time
Bc on Time
Jobn Grassick
Watchmaker and
Cycling is easy when you 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.
J. R. MOOYBOER Sg&ft&Rft
Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Clock
Synopsis of    B
Land Act Amendments
Minimum price of first-class land
reduced to $5 an acre; second-class to
$2.50 an acre.
Fre-emption now confined to surveyed lands only.
Records will be granted covering only
land suitable for agricultural purposes
and which Is non-timber lund.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished,
but parties of not more than four may
arrange for adjacent pro-omptions
with Joint residence, but each making
necessary improvements on respective
Pre-emptors muat occupy claims for
five yoars and make improvements to
value of $10 per aero, including clearing and cultivation of at least 5 acres,
before receiving Crown Grant.
Where pre-emptor in occupation not
less than 3 years, and has made, proportionate Improvements, he may, because of ill-health, or other cause, be
granted intermediate certificate of improvement and transfer his claim.
Records without permanent residence may be Issued, provided applicant makes improvements to extent of
$MH> per annum and records same each
year. Failure to make Improvements
or record same will operate as forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained in
less than 5 years, and improvements
of $10.00 per acre, including 5 jut i.s
cleared and cultivated, and residence
of at least 2 years are required.
Pre-emptor holding Crown grant
may record another pre-emption, if he
requires land in conjunction with his
farm, without actual occupation, provided statutory improvements made
and residence maintained on Crown
granted land. %>,
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesites;
title to be obtained after fulfilling residential and improvement conditions.
For grazing and industrial purposes
areas exceeding 6-10 acres may be
leased by one person or company.
Mill, factory or industrial sites on
timber land not exceeding 40 acres
may be .purchased; conditions Include
payment of stumpage.
Natural hay meadows Inaccessible
by existing roads may be purchased
conditional upon construction of a road
to them. Rebate of one-half of cost of
road, not exceeding half of purchase
price, la mode.
The scope of this Act Is enlarged to
Include all persons Joining and serving with His Majesty's Forces. The
time within which the heirs or devisees
of a deceased pre-emptor may apply
for title under this Aet ts extended
from for one year from the death of
such person, as formerly, until one
year after the conclusion of the present
war. This privilege* is also made retroactive.
No fees relating to pre-emptlona are
due or payable by soldiers on preemptions recorded after June 26, 1918.
Taxes are remitted for five years.
Provision for return of moneys accrued, due and been paid since August
4, 1914, on account of payments, fees
or taxes on soldiers' pre-emptions.
Interest on agreements to purchase
town or city lots held by members of
Allied Forces, or dependents, acquired
direct or Indirect, remitted from enlistment to March ll, 1920.
Provision made for Issuance of
Crown grants to sub-purchasers of
Crown Lands, acquiring rights from
purchasers who failed to complete
purchase, Involving forfeiture, on fulfillment of conditions of purchase, interest and taxes. Where sub-purchasers do not claim whole of original parcel, purchase price due and taxes may
be distributed proportionately over
whole area. Applications must be
made by May 1, 1920.
Crazing Act, 1919, for systematic
development of livestock industry provides fur grnslng districts and range
administration under Commissioner.
Annual grafting permits Issued based
on number:-; ranged; priority for established owners. Stock-owners may
form Associations for range management. Free, or partially free, permits
for settlors, campers or travellers, up
to ten bead.
Furniture  Made  to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kinds.
Upholstering Neatly
r. c. McCutcheon
I have opened a new harness shop and am prepared
to make harness to order
and do all kinds of repair
work. Shop equipped with
modern machinery. All work
C. A. Crawford
Near Telephone Office
•'F'HE value of well-
printed, neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has been amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
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Ball programs
Business cards
Visiting cards .
Shipping tags
.   Statements
Price lists
And commercial and
society printing of every
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