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The Prospector Oct 17, 1908

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CRANBKOOK,   B.C.,   S^TUJViJAy,   OCTOJ3HR   11,   WOS.
So. 42.
Load to Carry
Liberals   mixed  up   in
Colchester Bribery
Mr.   Borden's   Ontario
The Grand Trunk Pacific scheme,
which wus expected ta pull the government through this campaign, hus
proved to bo the greatest luml the
ministers have to cany, ln every
particular, respecting this enterprise,
the people liml  thi'inselves deceived.
The eust ils admitted hy the minis
tore t») he mure than tliree times the
amount lor which the government
promised to have the rond constructed.
The route is so chunged thut in
stead of opening up new western
country, the roud cuts through fields
ulreudy well occupied, and leaves the
undeveloped country still inaccessible.
The grade is not what was promised, but includes climbs that require n
pusher engine.
All the safeguards continued in the
original contract under which the
government could take over the road
an default, of payment of interest on
the government lands are swept away.
The Quebec, bridge, which is part
of the transcontinental, and wns to
be constructed by private enterprise,
hus collapsed, and the government is
already responsible for more than six
million dollars for the work-, with
only a wreck to show for it.
On the testimony uf the Grand
Trunp rncilic Company's own engineer, the government is paying millions of dollnrs too much hy classifying sand as solid rock.
lt is established thut for lands required at, St. Boniface for terminal
works, the government paid $220,000
to middlemen who had just bought,
the properties in the open market for
It is admitted that the section to
Quebec from Moncton will only be 20
miles shorter than the Intercolonial
though the government promised to
shorten the distunee by 120 miles, and
thut the cost of this roud, paralleling the government line will be $25,-
ODU.OOO, whereas the government promised to build it for $10,000,000.
If the original estimate of $28,000
per mile is absurdly low, the actual
cost, nearly three times as much, is
suspiciously high.. It is swelled by
all manner of -boguu and corrupt
claims of promoters und charges by
middlemen, increased by rake-of! in
purchasing bind und supplies, by false
classification and improper payments
on every cut, every bridge, every tilling, and by the employment of a host
of useless officials and agents.
Four years ago the ministers argued that the net earnings nf the road
would be sufficient, after the first ten
years, to pay interest on the supposed cost of $28,000 per mile. Rut they
do not. now pretend that these earnings will pay interest on $75,000 per
mile. The government has been paying four per cent, interest on money
borrowed. To meet the charge will
require a net profit of $3,000 per mile.
This fixed charge is a burden that no
such roud can bear. The C.P.R. fined
fixed charges are $8.r.O per mile. Those
of tho Canadian Northern are $710.
After thirty years the C.P.R. Is distributing in profits only $1,1100 per
mile. What, then, is the chance of
the Grand Trunk Pacific to pay three
thousand dollars ?
The pledge of the government was
tbat the Grand Trunk Pacific would
open up entirely new country. Yet
for nearly the whole country from
Red River to the Rocky mountains it
bugs the two older systems; while
millions of acres of fertile land in the
north have uo railway ut. all.
The original program wns to carry
the road through the Peace River
country, crossing the Rocky mount
alns far north, and reducing the
mountain section to '*'■**■ oi' ihio miles.
Ity the route adopted the mountain
section is increased to 900 miles, lenv
Ing Ihe 500 of prairie through the
Pence river district without rullwuy
connection. The change is good for
the grafter element, as the govern
ment guarantee for the mountain sec
tion will he $1)0,000 to $70.unil „ mile,
while for prairie If would have been
only $13,000.
It will require $10,000,000 a year
net earnings to enable the G. T. P.
to meet Its obligations. That is more
that the present Gtn.nd Trunk makes
today with a much greater mileage,
most of it in thickly settled country,
lt Is more in proportion to mileage
than ls paid by lines twenty-five to
fifty years old, running through long
settled country with traffic originating all along the route, n-nd with the
feeders nnd branches bringing business from all directions.
The contract hus been so chunged
that if the company fails to pay thc
government cannot take tbe road and
try to get back the $250,000,000 that
the country will hnve invested in it.
All the government enn do in ense of
default is to have un agent appointed
to take the net earnings of the   road
-if there are any- und divide them
between the government und private
bond holders. The government preference was swept away hy the supplementary agreement.
A Boflton financial paper shows
that the annual fixed charges of the
Panama canal over the cost of operation and maintenance, will he $«,-
000,000 a year, and points out   thnt
crit ic'wunders why the old Grand
Trunk Company shnnlil have assumed
such an obligation. He does not
seem to understand that, tbe old com*
pauy has carefully protected itself and
left all the obligations upon the people of Canada.
Tbe government press is now claiming credit fur Sir Wilfrid's course ir
forcing the withdrawal of A. W. Fraser, the candidate in Ottawa, who has
heen mixed up in timber deals in the
west. Unfortunately he did not interfere until he found that Frnser
could not bo elected. And he has not
yet Interfered with Sifton, Turriff and
Burrows, who were the principles in
lhe timber operations. Another unhappy circumstance has arisen. Wr.
FrOfBcr's friends, when canvassing for
his nomination, uiade the most of the
charge that the sitting member was
interested in tht government dredging. When Fraser succeeded in turning him down it wus shown tbat Eraser was a good deal worse mixed up
with timber limits. So he was forced to give wny to Mr. McGivern.
Now it appears thut thc new candidate got a commission on the price
of a building benight by the government. This shows how common these
operations arc.
The famous Colchester tomatoes
has proved a boomerang. Huyne who
is charged with bribery, proves to
have been a great friend of B. F.
Pearson, M.P.P., local Llbera-1 member for Colchester, proprietor of government organs in St. John and Halifax, «,nd party to the notorious Halifax land deal. He supported Pearson when the latter ran his last election, and has received some legislative concessions at Mr. Pearson's instance. Before the bribery case came
to trial the accused had a conference
with Pearson, and when the case was
called the crown counsel called for
postponement. There were protests
from the Conservative lawyer defending, and from the Conservative party
generally. But they have not availed
and now the inside facts will be suppressed until ufter the elections.
The opposition leader bus addressed meetings nearly every day in Ontario for two weeks, speaking four
times some days. While the premier,
who dearly loves applause", sought
out the few Ontario centres where his
party was supposed to have strength
left, Mr. Borden gave bis chief attention to districts represented by government supporters. His idea was
not so much to hold demonstrations ,
as to reason the case out with the
people. As it turned out, he argued
the case, and hud great demonstrations also.
Sir Wilfrid's meetings seem to have
heen altogether ineffective in making
converts. His friends admit that the
government hns lost ground in Ontario ever since the provincial elections, and it is not certain that they
will carry ten seats out of eighty-six.
Commissioner Cassells has discovered that the half has never been told
by the royal commission respecting
the marine department boodling.
Wherever the commissioner has touched the chares he finds them worse nnd
worse than they were represented.
Agents of the department confess
that they deposited public funds to
their private account, and they seem
to have got the two hopelessly mixed. The Willson contracts ($800,000)
so strongly criticised hy Commissioners Fyshe and Bnzin are found to be
worse than they represented. The
Canadian Fog Signal transition,
'$(i00,000) show profits of nine hundred per cent to the contractor. And
tnis week's examination of thc Merwin accounts ($750,000) exposes deception, perjury and fraud, besides a
rake-off reaching Wi per cent. Contractor Merwin admitted thut he hiwl
recently met in New York the commissioner of lights wliu had handled
these transactions, and was examining the contractor's books to see if
entry was made of commissions paid
to officers of the department,
On The Eve Of Exposure.
(From the New Vork Aineiican.)
"Many have won millions through
the Laurier Pacific A world or petty
lurcency, graft and doubtful financing
has heen uncovered and influential
politician!) an1 said to have mude
fortunes tmtt the) hnve heen" billing
from tbe public. A loi ul grafters
seem about tn he exposed to the Canadian public with iheir hands full of
government loot. Sir Wilfrid Laurier
dreamed that liis great railroad
scheme would he bis monument, und
that it would per po tun tfl his fame,
n,nd the great hungry horde of grafters used that idea while still skillful
ly contriving to coin Sir Wilfrid's
ideas and dreams into countless millions for themselves. Tbe amazing
story Is developing slowly as the political campaign in Canada progresses
hut the whole shameful history will
undoubtedly bo in full possession of
the public before elections, which will
he held in about two weeks. The details will undoubtedly cause citizens
of the United States to forget their
own troubles for the moment in contemplating the stupendous story of
frozen finance."
Locol Option Meeting.
A locnl option meeting will be held
in the Methodist church on Kriday
night next, October Kith, at eight,
o'clock. Addresses will he given hy
Rev. W. I.. Hull and local ministers.
Temperance workers generally, and
all who are in sympathy wltb this
movement are requested to attend.
'he Band of Hope children will he
present and will sing.
A pleasant, evening is assured, and
a good attend once is looked for in
thin very Important matter which ut*
fects the prosperity of the province.
Masked Men
at Fernie^
Several daring holdups
are successfully made
Police unable to obtain
the slightest clue
Masked men at Fernie
Feruie, Oct. 13—Several daring
holdups were made last night in
the city on people living in small
tents and shacks and from information received from the police today,
six different cases are reported. They
got from $15 to $40 in each making a
total of nearly $200. Ihis happen.d
between the hours of nine and ten
o'clock last night and was reported
to the police who gathered the whole
force together but could not gain the
slightest clue as the night was veiy
dark and wet, and the electric light
system was out of commission, and
no street lights were burning, which
made it difficult for the police to
trace the robbers. From one to three
masked men were reported to be implicated in this daring piece of work
and well armed with guns.
the llke'Vbargi's'on the"Grand'Trunk'A collection will he taken for the en
Pacific will he double that sum, This  P<'nseH of the campaign.
On October 24 the Prospector will
publish a very unique story which
cannot fail to attract the attention
of every reader. Several prominent
merchant people are to figure conspicuously in a real live romance on
which account the story will be of
particular local interest. Don't miss
it, for if you do you'll miss a good
The local story to be published in
the Prospector next week will be an
eyeopener to all bachelors and will
show very plainly that, in some cases
at least there need be no terrors in
fn our advertising columns this
week we wish to call your specia-1
attention to the exceptional offers
which are being made by Messrs. Hill
& Company at their sale on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday next.
The Independent Herald, says:
That it is perfectly willing to leave
its standing re the railway men of
Cra-nbrook, to the men themselves."
Are you aware people that the Salvation Army still holds meetings in
their ball over Patmore Pro's, store,
on Armstrong Avenue.
With the exception of Monday evening the Salvation Army hold meetings every night in the week. Anyone
and everyone is invited to attend.
G. C. Gordon, C.P.R. commercial
telegraph operator, left on Thursday
for Calgary. He was relieved by Mr.
D. W. Hyndman, late of the depot
Thanksgiving Day will be of more
than usual interest to the people of
Canada. They can give thanks for
the bountiful crops, and the defeat of
the Laurier administration.
Mr. nnd Mrs. B. J. Shaw of Vancouver, who have been visitors in the
Prairie district for some weeks, are
now the guests of their son B. H.
Shaw of Cranbrook.
Mr. Mclnnes is making a great
fight in Vancouver, says the Herald.
So is Duncan Ross and Smith Curtis.
All three are vainly struggling
against political death.
Anyone wishing any spiritual help,
und would like to communicate with
the Salvation Army officials, can do
so by calling at their home on Hanson Avenue, three doors west of the
Oity Bakery.
When the anecdotes of the Kootenay campaign are written nothing funnier will be rend than the efforts of
the Independent Herald to boost
Smith Curtis, thc under study of Joe
F. W. Godfrey of Victoria, R. G.
Allen, of Craig's Creek. W. S. Blyth,
of Ottawa, R. Keennn, of Montreal,
.1. P. McKimmon, of Vancouver and
L. Fournler ot Montreal were guests
at the Ornnbrook Sunday last.
The Cranbrook Herald enquires
"Why Is It that Mr. Goodeve declines
to meet Mr. Curtis upon the platform?" Better ask Smith Curtis, he
Is thc principal factor in declining
and  defertlng.
Joseph Martin's Reply
Regarding Election
Campaign   Fund
The following is from the Province's report of Joseph Martin's remarks to a crowded meeting in Vancouver city hall on Saturday evening
"It is true that Mr. Hill made u
contribution to the election funds in
piOU when I was premier of this pro
vince. But it is not true what Mclnnes adds, thut 1 made any bargain
to give him any special legislation."
A heavy silence fell upon the house
as when the villain enters tbe play.
"But what position is Mclnnes in ?
He was a party to it.
Laughter such as you hear in comic
opera broke tbe tragic silence.
"That is at least a strong indication that he should not he sent to Ottawa."
There was a wave of laughing approval.
"You know the old axiom about
honor among thieves?"
The typewriter hasn't the facility to
describe that sceue-.
"But Curtis and John Oliver and
Monro of Chilliwack were in it too,
all members of the party which Mr.
Mclnnes supports. And in his anxiety to down me he accuses them."
A thunder of deafening applause.
A Display Of Cowardice.
Hugh litlinon, ri M.l'.l'. ul Vancouver was In town thix wutik. Mr. (III-
imin him Just returned from u visit
In thc Old Country, nnd uu h remind.
ur w» niiKht any thut It is reported
that Mr. Ollnion will support the
Conservative purty In thc coming elections.
On Wednesday evening last a com-
tin-table crowd ol about thirty couple
enjoyed a hop in the Edison theatre,
given by the Cinderella Club, The
music waa furnished in the best ul
time by piano and violin and thc
gathering kept up the merriment until
the wee smnll hours.
I). A. McDonald lias disposed ol his
interest in thc Manitoba Hotel tn
James llrown. The Manitoba will be
renovated throughout, new furniture,
etc., and a new plate glass front put
In. Whin the Improvements contemplated arc completed, the Manitoba
will be one of the most up-to-date
hotels in Cranbrook,
The chairman of the district, Rev,
W. Ushley Hull, B.A., B.B., will occupy the pulpit both morning and evening. Special reference to the great
local option campaign throughout
British Columbia will be made.
Tuesday Epworth League Social at
Wednesday—Prayer service at 8.
Choir practice nt 8.4.ri.
The electors of the constituency of
Kootenay, which was represented in
the last parliament by Mr. W. A.
Galliher, must have felt pleased with
the declaration of Smith Curtis, the
Liberal candidate in the present election, at the time he was nominated,
that he desired no unfair advantage
and was opposed to postponing the
election date later than that on which
the polling was to take place through
the country. That was the courageous position to assume and the public likes courage. No doubt Mr. Curtis realised what he was doing when
he made that declaration and was
willing to secure all the advantage
he could from it.
But Mr. Curtis' campaign manager,
land by the bye, his campnign man
ager is Mr. F. J. Deane who owes
any political prominence he possesses
as a politician to tbe fact that he is
an unquestioning tool of the machine,) has now given notice to the
proper authority that the date of the
Kootenay election will be postponed.
What must the people think of this ?
There is no real occasion tor the delay except from a purely party point
of view. The Liberals have realised,
evidently, that there case is hopeless
unless u postponement takes pluee
and the Laurier government is re-elected to power. That this is the true
cause of the decision arrived at is
made uppaicnt by the non-success
which Mr. Curtis in meeting with
wherever he goes.
And yet those who know Mr. Curtis
and have some acquaintance with his
previous public career in British Columbia will be disposed to attribute
this cowardly act of the Kootenay
Liberals to his managers and advises
rather than to himself-. Still the
campaign is Mr. Curtis' campaign
and if be has not the resolution to
conduct it on the principles which he
knows are right and proper, he must
take the consequences. He was not
formerty regarded as a weak man; if
he has become so of late yenrs,
much the greater reason why he
should not he a representative of the
people in parliament.
The situation in Kootenay, then, ii
this, that if Sir Wilfrid Laurier wins
in the country, Mr. Smith Curtis will
likely win in tbe constituency he is
contesting. If Sir Wilfrid Laurier is
beaten, Mr. Curtis will also be beaten. No doubt it is a great temptation to a constituency to side with the
government and most of those constituencies where the elections are delayed undoubtedly do side with tbe
government. We are pleased to have
the assurance that Yale-Cariboo will
be an exception to this custom; that
amid thc applause or Conservatives
and decent Liberals alike, to the satisfaction of tbe people and of the
parliament which represents the people Mr. Duncan Boss, the kill-joy of
all merry spiiits at Ottawa, will he
kept at home, to relapse into tbe obscurity from which he emerged only
by accident.
Annual Report of Manager Aldridgc of St.
Kugene Mine
Accident at the Mine
(Moyie leader.)
W. II. Aldridge, manager of the
Consolidated Mining aud Smelting
company in bis annual report bus tbe
following to say of the St. Kugene
mine at Muyie,
Thu probable ore reservus uf the Sl.
Eugene group, Moyie, ure nearly ->n
per cent. greater than u year ago.
Ore 50 per cent, better in grade than
last year's average has been found be
tweun the BOO foot and 800 toot levels
on tho main vein above the 1,500 foot
level, aud between 19110 foot aud 2000
foot levels. Between tbe 1701) aud
1800 foot levels, a new avenue, called
No. 215, has beeu located, and thin
avenue has also been found and partly developed upon the 1900 foot level.
Another new avenue, (which will be
designated as tittti avenue,) loented
approximately 120 feet farther in the
hill than Fourth avenue, is being developed on the MOD foot and 2000
foot levels.
In the report of last year it was
mentioned thut the 2,000 foot level
did not promise to yield as much ton
nage, us the 11*00 foot level; but present indications are that 2000 foot
level will produce more ore than the
1900 foot level or any levol in the
mine. The grade of the ore is, however, lower than that produced from
the upper workings. Home bodies ol
low grade material have beeu found
on the 2100 foot level, and a raise
from this level shows ore of workable
grade. Prospecting upon this level is
still incomplete. Drifting and cross
cutting upon the 2200 foot level are
progressing, and one or two low
grade ore bodies have been found. It
will require six months or a year to
determine the amount of ore upon
this level.
The main St. Eugene shaft is 24
feet below the 2400 foot level, or 749
feet vertically Iwlow tbe collar of the
Report of the accident on page 3.
TO siTbscribers
The season is ugain here wben the
people throughout the country are renewing their subscriptions to the local papers. Nearly every furiuer
the country is a subscriber to tbe
Montreal Herald. The Prospector is
now offering to the people of Cran
brook and Southern Kootenay the
Montreal Herald and Prospector from
November 1, 190S, to December 30th,
1909, for $2.00; just the former price
of tbe Prospector. Now is the pro
per time to subscribe.   Do it now.
Sad Bereavements
Having received the sad Intelligence
late on Thursday that bis wife had
passes away after but a few hays ill
ness from typhoid fever, Mr. K. B.
Corrison, our new city bandmaster,
left on the llyer the same evening for
his home iu Sarniu, Ont. Less than
three weens ago Mr. Corrison came
west, leaving liis family well and was
hoping soon to tn-ke up residence
here. Much sympathy will be ex
tended Mr. Corrison hy the many
friends ho has made in this city.
Working Men
What the Laurier Government   is   doing   to
Down     the     Laboring
Meu of British
1  wonder if Laurier can finish
work ln nine days.
I wonder how much Smith Curtis
likes the Prospector.
I wonder if Smith Curtis will get
his feet warmed by November 12th.
I wonder when the Grit machine
will build a post office in Cranbrook.
I wonder if the Grit boodle Is being handed out yet.
I wonder if Joe Martin spoke the
truth at Vancouver.
I wonder how Mclnnes and Smith
Curtis like having the truth told by
Joe Martin.
1 wonder if there nre any candidates
in British Columbia more unpopular
with their own party than Smith
Curtis and "Dune" Boss.
I wonder who feels the cheapest
over quoting "It pays to he honest,
even in politics."
I wonder how many of the Big
Seven of British Columbia were free
of even a suspicion ol grafting. Bet
ter ask Joe Martin.
Among the Craft
Rocky Mountain Chapter U. A. M.
held a regular monthly convocation
In the chapter room of the Musonic
temple  on  Tuesday evening.
Cranbrook Lodge A. P\ & A. M.
held a regular monthly common lea
tion In the Masonic Temple on Thurs
day evening. There was a large attendance, visiting brethren from Moyie, Kimberley and Marysville attended'.
After a long and lingering illness
Clarence Burton, the infant son of
Mr. and Mrs. David Moore of this
city passed away on thc Sth iint.,
und was buried in the eemetiry on
the following Saturday by the Rev.
B. Hughes. Four hoys carried the
little coffin to the grave, and quite a
number of sympathising friends were
in attendance.
On Tuesday evening next, October
20th, at 8 o'clock, John F. Smith
will give an illustrated lecture on his
three month's trip in Scotland, England and France, in the Presbyterian
school room. Mr. Smith has brought
with him a large number of beautifully colored lantern slides to illustrate the places und objects of inter
est which he visited and will give a
running talk about them as they are
thrown on the screen. Those who saw
the pictures presented in the school
room a few weeks ago will remember
that they were as perfect as a good
lantern and electric light could ma t
them. These will be as good, an''
they are all colored. Mr. Smith's accurate memory and wide historical
reading assure nn interesting and In
atructtve evening. The lecture is uu
der the auspices of the Young People's
Guild and an offering will he taken on
behalf of its work.
Reasons For a Change
The World of Chatham, N.B., gives
the following reasons why the Laurier government should  he defeated :
it has outlived its h ncsty.
It bus become corrupt.
Its members, several of them, have
become enormously rich in otlice.
Some members of the government
are notorious for   immorality     and
looseness of life.
Some beads of departments have
grown callous, shameless, unafraid,
Good I ers, confident of finding prot.ee
tion under tbe clonk ol Liberalism,
The departments nre rotten to the
Colli factors und others who give
liberally to lhe party funds are al
lowed to rob the people,
One Pearson, who runs three or
lour newspapers In the government
interests, bus hern allowed to pocket
thousands id dollars on purchases of
land for railway purposes, and is giv
en 25 per cent commission on several thousand dollars worth of .oh
printing that is not done in his office
but by other punters.
['he public expenditure has Increas
ed at ni ruinous rate, and is still in
It ih time foi a change
Cranbroolt, Oct. iti. 'os.
Editor "Prospector."
To the Working Men of Kast Kooteoay.
At the present time you ure besieged by the agents and supporters of
tbe various candidates, requesting
your suffrage in this coming Dominion election. Fellow citizen, Mor,'.
assigning your prerogative to either
party, 1 would usk you to consider
ihe situation independent of all appeals to support any candidate. First
let us approach the subject with un
unbiased mind open to take mental
note of thut which is the truth, bucked hy indisputable facts. There is no
getting away from the fact that the
vital Issue in this province, as affecting the working-class, is the Oriental
immigration; and I safely predict un
less the Dominion parliament take
action and give effect to the will oi
the people of British Columbia, to
stop tbe influx of these people, tin
working men of this province will he
compelled to resort to every unconstitutional methods of relieving the
situation. We are faced daily with
the fact of seeing these yellow peoplt
monopolising the heritages of our
race, slowly and quietly ousting us
from our daily bread and thereby
from our homes. Are thc working
men going to stand idly by and see
these people step in front, secure con
trol to such an extent as to be able
to calmly tell us B. C. is almost
part of the Japanese empire? (a present from the Laurier government.)
Now let us see the attitude of these
two premier parties on thiB same
question1. It is an historic fact that
the Liberal government at Ottawa
has persistently refused to acceed to
the wishes of tht' people of British
Columbia to exclude these Asiatics,
by their open contempt for the Natal
Act passed by the legislature of Brit
ish Columbia live times, and likewise
voted down the same amount of times
liy the Liberal government at Otta
wu. And still the local supporters
of this Liberal government flaunt the
motto "Laurier, Curtis and prosper
ity" in our face but bide the remainder of the sentence in their committee rooms.
The full legend runs thus : "Laurier, Smith Curtis and prosperity foi
the Japs."
Sir Wilfrid Laurier is the greatest
enemy of Hi it isli Columbia todny in
respect to the overrunning of the
province with Asiatics. He tells \u
we ure prejudiced against these peo
pie. Have we not a good reason to
be so? Are the working men or B.
0. of so little consequence in the estimation of Sir Wilfrid Laurier thai
he prefers to see the Japs in the ma
jority in the province?
So much for the Liberal govern
Now tbe Conservatives in opposition nt Ottawa have advocated ami
supported this inundate of the peoplt
of B C, hut being in the minority
heir efforts have been of no avail
The Conservative candidates in this
coming election are pledged to set
this question settled as desired bj
the people of B. C, therefore It ls up
o the working meu. to support thest
•undidates aud save the province to
the white race.
The Liberal government bus ba'
the opportunity and power for the
last few years to look nfter this matter but have failed to do anything
Therefore they have forfeited nil
right to claim the support of the
working men of this province.
As the Conservatives art pledged
then return them by all means ami
give them the chance to fulfill thei)
promises. W. A
That Government Building
Point    Blank    Contradiction of Minister's
St. John Sensation sole
topic of discussion
St. John, Oct. 13—Hon, Wm. lugs-
ley has issued a statement that thi-
$2,000 given by Muyts was for legal
services, he says he recommended
McAvity as a possible Investor In
hublness and repudiated all knowledge uf any arrangement bofcwes n
McAvity and Mayes until the inciter
was brought to his attention lately.
He then made enquiries. He further
states that Mayes had used his possible disclosures as a lever to Influence the minister to buy tbe drtdge
at $160,000, but tbat Pugsley refused
to go beyond tbe superintendent or
dredging's valuation of $101,000.
Mayes denies that the $2000 was for
legal services, claim.ng that these
were settled by payment of $1300 several years before.
It Is noteworthy that the minister
has not denied sending Mayes to McAvity or subsequently advising him
to keep in touch with him. Pugsley
states thut Mayes has post dated his
$2,000 note two years, viz. to '07 instead of '05, the correct date.
McAvity, pleading indisposition has
refused to be interviewed and his
counsel I'trley Hnrnhill, is equally reticle nt.
The Globe, Liberal, senator Kills'
paper, admits tbat the charge has
caused a great stn-ation and today
is almost the only matter of discus-
lon. It says the iitfuir must lead to
a government enquiry and concluding
suys that the statements made are of
considerable importance.
Prefered American Dollar.
During his recent tour of Ontario
Sir Wilfrid Laurier laid special stress
on what he had done for the empire
in the matter of the British preference. Liberal papers all over the
country, including the Victoria Times
'ire quoting this with great gusto,
apparently forgetful of the fact that
on the question of Imperial relations
is on all others Sir Wilfrid Laurier
has been on both sides ot the fence,
lere is what he said at u meeting in
Uoston, Massachusetts, not so many
years ago:
"There are people in my country
who say thut nn imperial federation
or England und her colonics would
be the best alternative for Canada.
As far as the Monroe doctrine is applicable to Canada I am in favor of
'.he Monroe doctrine. I do not want
any European interference in our af
'airs, and it would be suicidal on thc
part of Canada to engage herself in
i federation tlmt would force us to
take in all the wars which Great
Britain, on account of her position,
s obliged to undertaVe in all parts of
Lhe world. I consider that this fact
alone suffices to turn the Dominion
from any sucb Idea. It bus also been
iiild that we should establish a line
if steamers between England- and her
tossessions by virtue of which trade
would he cultivated between Canada
ind the English empire to the eiclu
don of the rest of the. world. I have
inly this to say regarding SUCH AN
3URD. For my part I prefer the
Yan'iee dollar to the English shilling,
especially when the dollar is so near
ind the shilling so far away.'"
Surveyors are busy taking the
measurements of the corner opposition: Herald office for the excavation
that is to be mime for thc new gov
eminent building. Cranhrook is en
titled to this improvement and thi
work will go ahead as rapidly as pos
dble,    says    the   Crunhrool'   Herald
Yes! the surveyors are getting
reinly for the excavation that Is t<
he made for the new government
building. They ure going to bury th-
new building apparently. While thej
are at it wouldn't, it he well to maki
the excavation big enough to hold thi
Laurier government too? After tin
Zftth they will be ready for hurtnl.
ter is
notion of the Dominion
n taking steps imm
.ii the election, and just
coming on to commence
as will
the ei
OCtlon of the new post otHec Is so oh
viousty an election dodge that it wl)
deceive no one. Had tbe governmenl
been sincere iu its Intentions to givi
the Craubrook people what they havi
King been entitled to, namely a pro
per post olllee building1, it would havi
commenced operations last summer.
Such chicanery is contemptible ani
is un insult to the Intelligence of tin
electors of tbe Cranhrook district
By tbe Bev. B. Hughes, on the '.Hi
nst.. Frederick William Halro of Oal
gary, to Miss M A. Calder of thr
lame city. Also ut Moyie on Wednes
lay tbe Mth, Robert Sunday of Mny
ie, tn MIsh Hannah Di'iison of Dalton
in KurncBH, England. Tbe ceremony
took plnee in the Methodist church
and witnessed by a number of immed
iiite friends Miss Deason arrived on
Tuesduy, having made a record pass
age on the Kmpress of Ireland across
the Atlantic  '
The Lemieux Act
The Victoria Times gives cridit to
he Li'.nieux Act fur the settlement of
.he C.P.R. carmen's strike.
If the Times or Mr. Templeman
-vould consult railway men, they
would soon leal n bow much the act
ins done for them. The universal opinion is freely expressed that the Le
nleux act is a rank failure, an act
,hut was made and created in the in
terest ->f corporations. It is also
reely expressed among striking carmen and machinists, that if there had
teen no Lemieux act there would have
jcen no strike.
As a strike maker and a strike
jreaker the Lemieux act is a pronounced success.
Railway nun are up against the
'real thing" in the Lemieux act, also
.he amendments to the Railway Act,
is passed by the Laurier government.
A prominent railway man pointing
o the Liberal banner, said: "Laurie!
'urtis, Prosperity nnd Scabs."
Tlie Herald says "That it publish
d the amendment to the Railway
Vet about a month before Goodeve
nude his statement on the platform
it Cranbrook, and that he. Mr. Good
■ve, hud ample time to ascertain the
acts from Mr. Murpby." Kor the
-enettt of the Herald, wc will say
hat there were not three railway
uen tn (-ranbrook up to the time Mr.
tonlen's telegram was received that
new ami were certa n that the net
aid  hern amended.
"Smith Curtis is a broad minded
nan, an earnest student of western
onditions," says the Herald Ho
night have added. "And was nn un
ler study of Joe Martin's," whn ark
mowledges   that      he   received   uioiies
from the Great. Northern railway for
•umpulgn purposes, in which Mclnnes
it-nd Smith Curtis and others shored,
And in the midst of a lu-nvy silence,
added ''You know the old axiom
about honor among thieves."
The Herald says : "Nn man bus
heen able to point to u single art lu
the career of Smith Curtis that has
not been for thi! benefit of the labor
Ing nmn." That is correct, for the
fnrt Is thnt he never in his political
career performed a single act for the
benefit of the laboring men or any
body else, snve Smith CnrtiH. THE PROSPEGTOK, CHANBROOK, n C. OCTOBER 17, IHfW
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i    Japanese    Immigrants Wanted   Apply tu Messrs. Lemieux uml   Preston,
j Ottawa, Canada.
J Tlie Conservative I'lub rooms are
open every day and evening ut
Mighton's Hull.
The Conservative party is pledged
! tu the total exclusion ol Orientals,
I Supporters of the Conservative pur
! ty, and Mr. A. S. Goodeve ure requested to cull at the Conservative
club room uml see thut their names
! are on the list.
| In Canada*, a long tune, lined with
■ grafters, corruptions, and election
thieves is apt to have n sharp und
quick turn to an   honest government
I rond.
| A large number ol tin- electorate,
composed of good cltiaens, are gt»t
ting into line wltb the Conservative
J purty for clean und honest govern*
ment.   Laurier machine politics alarm
i ami  disgusts   them      The   present   sy*
tem of <raft, humbug, and chicanery
'■ which toe.*    by the name of popular
Liberal government, is growing more
and mure hostile to the hest interests uf the Dominion.
sir Wilfrid Laurier is lighting in
the last ditch. All the bridge* over
: which he once marched to victory
liuve long since been burned behind
him.    Free trade, economy, honest ad-
: ministration, senate reform, abnli
tion ol sin-pluses, clean elections; all
! these hnve cone down during the re-
! treat; and while the lust session when
brought to buy. he flourished the battle axe ol B servile majority The
blows  he  delivered   shattered   forever
| the    last   remnant    ol   Liberal   policy,
i respect tor minority rights.
N.ov he is engaged in throwing up
the feeble entrenchments of "rural
i mail delivery.' -a minister ol labor '
; 'campaign of slander," and "give me
i another term." from which he wfll
i be driven with the loss of his reputation, amid the nuns of the Liberal
; party.
No one can survey the campaign
without feelings ol disgust. An army
; tlushed with victory, gained by their
; pledges of honesty und economy, has
1 under his leadership degenerated into
i a rabbk, eager only to escape with
j spoils looted from the public treasury.
There is justification in Mr Borden's promise that after victory will
come restitution.
Campaign Jottings
Borden, Goodeve. and a white Brit
ish Columbia.
Every day is adding to the number of old time Liberals who are supporting the Conservative party in
this election.
Indications of a sweeping victory
for Mr. A. S. Qoodeve continue to
multiply.   Let the' good work go on.
Can any one explain why it should
take 5 days longer to print the ballots and distribute the ballot boxes
in  Kootenuy than in Yale-Cariboo.
Wanted—An excuse for the second
postponement of the date of election
in Kootenay. Apply any time between now and election day to Mr.
Smith Curtis.
The people of Kootenay and Yale-
Cariboo will, however, on November
12 show Messrs. Curtis and Ross, respectively, what they think ol their
actions in juggling with the election
dates in this wny.
If you think there is nothing more
in Canada for grafters, "Let Laurier
finish his work." If there is you had
better let someone else "tiniBh the
Sir Wilfrid Laurier: "The principles
of reform in 1841 are the principles of
reform today." They may be. But
they are not the principles of the Ottawa government.
The new transcontinental railway
it costing the country $200,000,000,
and wheu it is finished the nation will
not control it.
Thc otto-wa Journal, commenting
on Mr. Brodeur's statement that if
ten seats in Quebec go to the opposition the government will be defeated,
declares that Mr. Brodeur has general weakness for blurting out things,
and that ojs u blurter he is a shining
Sir Wilfrid Laurier says thftf. a
straight Grit is the man nearest his
heart. All others lose the patronage
and are cast into outer dui-Kness.
Mr. Fisher, the minister of agriculture, says that no charges have been
made against any minister of the
crown. What about Sir Frederick
Borden's cold storage, and Mr. Brodeur's extravagance and inefficiency
und Mr. Fielding's use of public works
to keep Queen's-Shelburne quiescent,
land Mr. Pugsley's overdrafts from
the Provincial treasury of New Brunswick
Mr, Fielding says thnt. the personality of Sir Wilfrid Laurier is one of
tin- assets of the country. In that
case, Borne western politician may attempt to buy it for thirty cents and
■ell it for half u million dollars. Uur
assets mUBt he developed.
Mi Brodeur says the opposition
Confines itself to the criticism ul petty details, ft is a petty detail that
ten millions ol the fluu.uuti.UOO expended by the government last year
Was wasted in extravagance and
Mr. Fielding believes we should not
dwell on theories. Quite right. There
I Is a theory that the government,
should get its full value for Its ex
: pendtture ol public money. Wo shall
! not dwell on that theory, but consider rather the practice of wasting ten
' millions u year
i A change is as good as a rest
A'hen  WO called you a long
Now we've trtfiil  you, it milHt lie con
Wrt have stood to the limit corruption
and graft;
hut a change Is as good as a rcHt.
We've hud cut!     paper     bridges and
boozy old  scouts,
Wave been  liahflGd  out  jobs    of     the
I We have stood for the gaff tind pass-
I od nil the bills -
Now tt change looks us     good     ns a
The big
black plug
chewing tobacco.
We've  been  sold   with  bought ballots
and croolied campaigns
Till we're guyed in the  Kust nnd tho
Though you say you'll do better, you
have snid that before,
; Ami to chuck you right out would be
j For  though you   can    promise      the
ploasingest things,
(That talk is found hard to digest.
j So it seems to be time that  that diet
wns changed,
Aud a change is us good as a rest
Where does the money go?
■ The question iif great importance
in the province of Ontario shortly be
lore the Ross government was turned
i out ol office wus 'Where did the mon
[ey come from?" Mr J R Stiutton
knew but did not answer The people
answered the Question for themselves
Mi Btratton retired from public Lite
Mi. Ross alter a short term us lend
er ol the opposition Found restitution
in the senate V unv era duwned
With Mr Whitney's accession and On
tario now enjoys honest government,
Why not bring about u similar result
at Ottaws 7
The alarming increase of the public
debt, and the undisputed fact thnt
Mr Fielding's gross estimates for
1908 09 amount to $16S.000,000, notwithstanding that Canada's revenue
us just now fulling at the rate of
$80,000,000 per annum, suggests another question of far greater importance,  "Where' does the money go ?"
ln IS^ti Sir Wilfrid Laurier used the
words '1 promise you that if you
put our putty in power we will reduce the annual expenditure by two
ur three million dollars per annum:"
und Sir Richard Cartwright wus
wont to say that it was a disgrace
and- a shame to the Conservative
government that they should ask for
an expenditure of $38,000,000 a year
for federal purposes.
It is fair to take the department of
murine and Hsheries as an example- of
all other departments, because the
department lias lately received special attention from Messrs. Courtney,
Fyshe, and Bazin in their report on
the civil service. It should never be
forgotten that these gentlemen are
all strong Liberals. These commissioners find that the only purpose
which seems to actuate the marine
and Hsheries department is "that of
spending as much money as possible.
There is not only a lack of sufficient
organisation and method in the department, but there would seem to
be an utter lacK of conscience."
The report directly charges the officials of the department with assisting supporters of the government to
get better prices from the government
than they could get from anybody
else. "In other words, some of the
government officers are serving two
masters, and apparently succeeding
with both scripture notwithstanding."
George P. Merwin had previous to
1908 been selling supplies to the marine department, and apparently enjoyed all the patronage that was
dealt out in the class ot supplies sold
by him. He sold nearly $1,000,000 of
goods to the department, but when
Conservative members asked for particulars of the transaction the Liberal majority burked the enquiry, and Merwin was excused from
answering questions to show his profits. It subsequently appeared however, that Merwin paid in Montreal
something over $11,000 for supplies
which he sold to the marine department for over $18,000, making as his
rake-off over $6,000—over fifty per
cent profit. It is manifest that the
department could have bought the
supplies just as cheaply as Merwin
bought them. It iB this sort of thing
that explains why every dollar spent
by the marine and fisheries department during the last year of the
Conservative rule, over four dollars
is now Bpent by Mr. Brodeur and his
Can anybody of sense doubt what
this means? Is it not perfectly plain
that the people of Canada are being
robbed, and that their money has
gone, and will continue to go if they
do not bestir themselves, to fatten
the hungry horde of party followers
who are liberals for revenue only, and
to secure their votes to perpetuate
this iniquitous system of graft?
Why the second postponement?
New light is thrown on the action
of Mr. Smith Curtis in postponing
the date of the election in Kootenay
a second time by the announcement
that polling is also to take place in
Vale-Oariboo on November 12. The
reason for Mr. Duncan Ross's recent
visit to this city is now explained.
On the occasion of that visit it wuh
arranged that the elections in the
two constituencies should take place
the same day, the date of the Kootenay contest being set back to coincide with that of Yale Cariboo. In
other words it was the direct result
of a conspiracy between Mr. Smith
Curtis and his advisers In this city
and Mr. Duncan Ross that the election in Kootenn-y was postponed the
second time.
It will be recalled that on Sept. 28
a conference was held in this city between Mr. Smith Curtis, Mr. John
Keen, returning officer, und two representatives each of the Liberals and
Conservatives. At that meeting tho
Conservative representatives, after
they hud dune thePr bent, to have the
election iu Kootenay take pln,cc on
October 'Hi, were given the most positive uud solemn assurances that the
date would be November 8, On Sept.
t'.t. Mi. Dlinca-n Kiihh arrived in Nelson nnd registered at the HUmO hotel
und three days later the proclamations were out announcing that tho
election In Kootonay would take place
un November 12. Mr. Robs returned
to his constituency nnd a few days
Inter proclamations were issued announcing the date of the election in
Yale Cariboo for November 11, nomination day heing set. for October 21.
Here comes In the rub. It is generally recognised that, the constituency
of Yale -Cariboo Is larger and somo
parts of It more difficult of access
Continued on page 8.
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'Form If.)
Certificate ul Improvements.
Notice Bull Dog Mineral Claim,
situate in the Fort Steele Mining
Division ul East Kuutenay District.
Where lueated: Abuut three miles
north of St. Mary's river and two
miles west of Matthew creek.
McVittie, F.M.C, No. UC112, Ageut
for Chris Kolle, Free Miner's Certificate No 6075, intend, siity days
from date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Cei-titicutc ol
Improvements, for the purpose ol
obtaining a Crown Cirnnt of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action
under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Thos. T.  McVittie.
Dated this 17th day  of  August, 1908
(Form F.)
Certificate  of Improvements.
NOTICE, High Foak Mineral
Claim, situate in the Fort Steele
Mining Division oi East Kootenay
Where lueated About three miles
north ol the St. Mary's river, and
live miles west of Matthew creek.
TAKE UOTICE that 1 Thos. T.
McVittie, F.M.C, No. D6U2, Agent
for Chris. Kolle, Free Miner's Certificate No. G075, intend, siity days
from thc date hereof, to apply to
thc Mining Recorder for a Certificate
ot Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action
under section 37,   must he commenced before the   issuance of   such Certificate of Improvements.
33 Thos. T. McVittie.
Dated this 17th day of August 1908.
Electoral District   of Cranbrook.
NOTICE! is hereby given that Sittings of the above Court will be held
at tbe Government Building, Cranbrook, for the disposal of cases
every Wednesday, at two o'clock p.
m.; at Moyie every Saturday at the
same hour; and at- Marysville, Fort
Steele and Wardner on sucb days
and dates as may be appointed in
the proceedings.
All debts and demands not exceeding the sum of 9100 can be sued for
and recovered in the above mentioned Court on Summons and
Judgement, Garnishee (either before
or after Judgement) or on Instalment Order which can be enforced by
commitment if necessary.
Instructions for proceedings can be
handed in   to   the     undermentioned
Clerks of the Court., vis:—
F. R. Morris, Deputy Sheriff,   Cranbrook.
P. G. Routh,   Provincial   Constable,
Moyie,     or to
Joseph Walsh, Provincial Constable,
Fort Steele.
Joseph Ryan
Dated 22nd day of June, 1908.
District of Kootenay.
Take Notice that Hugh Stewart of
Cranbrook, intends to apply tor permission to purchase the laud bounded as follows:— From a poBt on
the Kootenay river approximately on
the South boundary of Lot 116, 20
west to the boundary of Lot 342,
thence 40 chains south, following the
east boundary of Lot 342 to the
Kootenay river, thence 40 chains
following the Kootenay river to the
point of commencement, containing
30 acres more or less.
Hugh Stewart,
C. H. Pollen, Agent.
Dated September 12th 1908. 39
District ol Kootenay.
Take Notice that Francis H. Pollen, of London, Free Miner, intends
to apply for permission to purchase
the land bounded as follows:—
Commencing at a post planted at
the N. E. corner post of Lot 342, 30
chains north following the boundnry
of Lot 116 and 338, thence 30 chains
weBt, thence 30 chains south, thence
30 chains eust, to the point of commencement, containing 100 acres
more or less.
Francis H. Tollen,
C. H. Pollen, Agent.
Dated Soptombcr 12th 1908. 39
District ol Kootonay.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Lansing V.
llrown, of Spokane, Wash., occupation Rail Road Agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described land. Commencing at a post planted, commencing
at this post, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains south, thonee 80
chains cast, thence 80 chains north
to this poBt, excluding all land In
Block 4691, containing 600 neres
more or less.
Lansing V. llrown.
Dated Sept. 25,   1908. 40
Posted Sept. 26, 1908.
Districl of Kooienay.
TAKE NOTICE that I JoBepta
Ryan, of Cranbrook, occupation
Journalist, intend to apply to the
Chief:. Commissioner of Lands and
Wurks at Victoria, tor permission to
purchase the following described
lands situate in Southeast Kootenay
Commencing at a post planted at the
S. W. corner of Lot No. 2048, thence
south 20 chains, thence east 30 chains
thence north 30 chains, thence west
30 chains to the point of commencement containing 100 acres more or
Joseph Ryan.
C. H. Pollen, Agent.
Duted  Sept. 5th.  1908. 37
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District of Kootenay.
TAKE NOTICE thut I, Clement H.
Pollen, ot Cranbrook, occupation
Gent., intend tu apply to the Chief
Commissioner ul Lands and Works at
Victorin, for permission to purchase
the fulluwing described lands situate
in Southeast Kuutenay district;—
Oommencing at a pust planted at the
S. W. corner ui Means pre-emption,
thenee east. 30 chuins tu the boundary uf Lot Nu. 6U33, thence south
30 chains tu the buundary nf Lot No.
2048, thence west 30 chains, thence
north 30 chnins to point of commencement, containing 100 acres
mure ur less.
Clement H. Pollen.
Dnted Sept. 5th. 1908. 37 |
District of Kootenay.
TAKE NOTICE that I Marie H.
Brown of Spokane, Wash., occupation married woman, intend to apply for permission to purchase the
following decribed lands. Commencing at a pust planted about four
rods north of two little lakes about
one mile west of Fort Steele Junction, thence nurth to Lansing V.
Brown's purchase, thence west to C.
P. R. right of way, thence along
said right of way south east to this
Marie H. Brown,
Lansing V. Brown, Agent.
Dated  Sept.  25,  1908. 40
Posted  Sept. 26. 1908.
Notice is hereby given that 30 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Honorable Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Worss for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described lands, situated in the district of South EaBt
Kootenay, Province of British Columbia: Lot 7753, group 1, Kootenay district, situate near the Flathead River
and containing 638.6 acres.
B. E . Amery, Locator.
M. Powell, Agent.
Dated 25th June, 1908.
Corporation of the City of
Public notice ls hereby given that
tho provisions of thia by-law arc to
bo strictly enforced.
Every male person residing for nut
less than 80 days within the city limits, and being between the age of 21
and 60 years, unless:
(a) He Is assessed upun the Assessment Roll of the city;
(b) Is the huldir uf a Trade License.
Shall pay the sum nf S2.00 as nnd
for his Road Tax lur the current
year, either tu the Chief uf Police or
to the undersigned.
Persons paying this tax before the
end uf this month, shall ho entitled,
upon making tlio necessary declaration, to have his name placed upun
tho Municipal Voters List tor the
year 1909.
Thomas M. Roberts,
City Clerk.
City Clerk's Ollice, October 8, 1908.
Municipality of Cranbrook
Any male or female being a British subject of the full age of twenty-
one years, who carries on business
in the Municipality and is the holder of a trades licence, . the annual
fee of which is not less than 15.00 or
who is a householder, shall be entitled to have his or her name entered on the Voters' List of the Municipality, provided that he or she
Bhall during the month of October,
make and cause to be delivered to
the Clerk of the Municipality, thc necessary statutory declaration made
and subscribed before a Supreme
Court or County Judge, Stipendiary
or Police Magistrate, Commissioner
for taking affidavits in the Supreme
Court, Justice of tho Peace or Notary Public, as set forth in the
schedule nf thc Municipal Clauses
This declaration must be deposited
at the ntllce uf the Clerk uf the Municipality on nr before five o'clock
(six o'clock local time) of thc 3iBt.
day nt October, 19U8. The declaration must be delivered within forty-
eight hunts nfter It is made. Persons qunllllcd as liconce holders or
house holders who arc not property
hnlders, must attend tu the registration of their nunicB. Persons who
have become registered property
owners, since the 31st December,
1907, are requested tu Inform the undersigned at once.
T. M. Roberts,
Clerk of thc Municipality.
Dated October 1st,  1908. 40
*%hi yMwqmtor.
Continued from page 2.
than Kootenay. Notwithstanding
this the returning officer bus 5 days
less in which to have his ballots printed and tbe ballot boxes distributed
than has Mr. Keen In Kootenay which
goes to show that tbe election in
this constituency was postponed the
second time, merely ln order that It
might coincide with the date of polling In Yale-Cariboo, although there
was no reason in the world why buth
should nut have taken place the same
day as ln the rest ot Canada.
There has, however, been one difference ln the conduct ol the two men,
Mr. Duncan Ross and Mr. Smith
Curtis. Tho former, realising from
the first that he had no chance In a
fair fight, pinned his hopes on the
return ot the government and the influence he hoped this might hnve with
some electors. Mr. Ross announced
from the first that the election In
Yule-Cariboo was to be postponed. In
other words he was willing to proclaim to the world that he did not
believe In playing the game fair. Mr.
Smith Curtis had the same misgivings as Mr. Ross, but tried to make
Lt appear that he was anxious to
have the election in Kootenay take
place the same day as in other ridings, while at the same time he was
searching for an excuse for postpon
ing the election which be thought
would go down with the public. His
first attempt was to blame the provincial government for delay In connection with the voters' lists. Even
his own returning officer, however,
admits this was a most absurd claim.
His next was equally abBurd. It waB
that the ballots had to be printed In
a Liberal print shop and that that
office to which he had arranged to
give the work could not get them out
ln time to hold the election on Oct.
26. Both these excuses, it must be
remembered, were urged as reason
why the election could not take place
on Oct. 26 and were not applied to
November 3. Mr. Curtis, so far as
the News is aware, has never offered
any excuse for the second postponement. The only apparent reason for
the second postponement of the date
of election in Kootenay is that Mr.
Duncan Ross might be furnished with
an excuse for delaying the election in
Yale-Cariboo so long.
The people of Kootenay and Yale-
Cariboo, will, however, on November
12 show Messrs. Curtis and Ross, respectively, what they think of their
actions In Juggling with the election
dates In this way.—Nelson Daily
Pickings and Stealings
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address— Ur. Shoup, Racine, Wis.
Preventics are thoroughly harmless little
Candy Cold Cure tablets. No Quinine, no
laxative, nothing sickening whatever.
To check curly Colds or Grippe with "Preventics" means sure defeat for Pnuumoma.
To stop n cold with Preventics is surely
safer than to let it run and be obliged to
cure it afterward. Preventics will however
reach a deeply seated cold. But taken
early—at the sneere Binge—they break or
head off these early colds. That is aurely
better—that is why they are named "Pre-
venticB," Promptness however is all-im-
portant. Promptness in thc use of Preventics may save half your usual Bickncss.
Fevcrishniss, night or day, with child or
adult, suggests the need of Preventics.
Write Dr. Shooji, Racine Wis., today tor
samples and booklet. Preventics are sold by
If Sir Wilfrid Laurier would descend from the lofty pinnacle of complacency on which he has placed
himself, and condeacend to explain to
the mystified people of this Dominion
what his idea of "honesty" is, he
might relieve the minds of many anxious and doubtful voters.
If at the same time he would explain the manner in which he fulfilled
hlB promise to Introduce this particular kind of honesty into the administration of the-public affairs of this
country, he would remove the doubts
of those who are now disinclined to
believe in the insincerity of his promise.
In order that there may be no doubt
that Sir Wilfrid Laurier did make
such a promise, let us repeat tor the
edification ot an admiring nation a
portion of his speech at Sobner park,
Montreal, on the 25th ot April, 1896:
"There is still another very important and more vital reform which
the Liberal party intends to make,
and that ls to introduce honesty ln
the administration of our public affairs.) I contend that the public treasury ls as sacred as any private safe;
I believe that the money which is In
the public treasury Ib as sacred as
the money which Ib in your own pocket; it you elect me to power I promise to inaugurate an honest nnd economical administration."
Is there more than one meaning to
the word honesty? and if so, Ib the
particular brand of honesty which
Sir Wilfrid Laurier promised to introduce at Ottawa the kind that Ib
so prevalent there ?
Possibly we differ on the definition
of honesty. Our own idea of honesty
is partly defined by the Olobe, when
in an editorial on June 22, 1896, it
Baid, "The Liberal leaders * * * propose to see to it, that public money
Ib spent for public purposes, wltb fair
profits to the contractors and fair
wages to workmen, hut with no pick-
Inge or stealings and no toll for Intermediaries."
Possibly lt is because Sit Wilfrid
Laurier and the Globe agree so well
on this definition of honesty thnt the
former dismisses with scorn the
charges made against his government
and the latter breathes forth such
righteous Indignation when the Crows
Nest scandal 1b mentioned. The Globe
claims that the latter was not a
steal. Would it assert that it was
not a picking? Will Mr. Fielding, or
the Globe explain in what manner
they can reconcile wltb thc above
idea ot honesty.
The timber deals by which two
fifths ot the available timber of the
Northwest have been givon awuy fur
practically nothing.
The land grants and irrigation concessions* ln which our lands have
been given away at nominal prices.
The Blairmore Townsite deal by
which a party favorite cleared 1108,
Payment of double prices tu the
contractors who outfitted the Montcalm.
The stifling of investigations intu
departmental mismanagement and irregularity.
The endorsement of men wbo have
become millionaires by a few years of
active participation in Canadian pul
The reason tho Aylesworth ditch in
Nortl York will cost $2,000,000 when
the estimated cost wns given at M50
000. \_ /
The reason the Grand Trunk Paelllc
will cost this country $200.0110,000 instead ol $13,000,000. i
The Halifax and Moncton land deal
where party tavorlteB secured rake
offs of tens of thousands of dollars
on miner transactions.
The reason that A. W. Kiaser was
allowed to acquire tor less than
$1,700 public lands which he Immediately resold lor $100,000.
The appointment to uffice und keeping there uf men uf tho Pugsley and
Sir Fred.  Borden type.
The uppuintment tu uffice uf men
like W. V. Trestun, J is. Jaekson, R.
L. Leach und men whu have bum cun
victed of various uflences.
The "Thin Red Lino," by which
thousands of citizens in Manitoba
were deprived of their rights to cast
their ballots for whom they wish.
If the Globe or Sir Wilfrid ur Mr.
Fielding would stute frankly and fairly that there have been nu pickings
or stealings or tull fur Intermediaries
in connection with the above matters
it would relieve our troubled minds.
If tbe Globe and other Liberal Journals will state that they approve ut
the appointment of men like Leach,
PreBton, Jacksun, Pugsley. Kmnier-
son. Sifton and Hyman to high public offices, ur that they approve ot
the new meaning which the wurd hun-
esty seems tn have acquired iu this
country, we will ut least know where
the Liberal administration ami the
Liberal press stands on this fundamental principle uf all responsible
Sir Thomas may come here
Winnipeg, Oct. 13 -Sir Thomas
Sbaughnessy, president of the C. P.
R. arrived here from Montreal toiluy
and will spend a- few days iu the city
before prueeeding west on u tuur uf
inspection ui the coinpnny's lines.
Conservative Victory Assured
AU signs puint tu the defeat nf the
Laurier government and a sweeping
Conservative victory at the elections
next month.
Reversals such as these are the
most hopeful and wholesume leature
of our political Bystem. They sweeten government and cleanse it of those
sinister forces that would degrade it
into the means of thwarting the will
of the people. Good citizens may rejoice in the enlightenment and independence ot public opinion without
which they are not possible.
From every side there came the
most positive assurances of an overwhelming sentiment against the misrule at Ottawa.
Mr. Borden's tour has been a veritable triumph; while thc presence on
his platform of representatives of the
provincial governments of New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and British
Columbia have emphasized the national character of the protest to
the inefficiency, extravagance and the
dangerous methods of the Liberal
Mr. Brodeur has admitted at Soul-
anges that the election of ten Conservatives in Quebec would mean tbe defeat of the government. Mr. Borden
had eleven supporters from that province ln the last parliament, and a
Conservative gain of from ten to fifteen seats is confidently expected.
The secession of the Nationalist party from the Liberal ranks at this election, the appearance of Mr. Bour-
assa's name on the nomination paper
ot the Btraight Conservative candidate, and the personnel of the Conservative candidates are conclusive
signs that the younger men of his
race and religion are not sntistled
with Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Members of
Mr. Borden's party on tour hase assured us of an awakening in Quebec
beyond their best expectations.
In thei Maritime provinces the Conservatives are sure of a fair majority. Prince Edward Island will be
solidly Conservative. The people of
Nova Scotia have broken away from
Mr. Fielding's rule and at lenst half
the members from that province will
Bit on the right ol the Speaker with
Mr. Borden. The grave charges
against Mr. Pugsley and the passing
away of Mr. Bmmerson will secure a
good Conservative majority in the
province of New Brunswick, which
will repeat the recent Conservative
victory at the provincial elections.
We predict a good Conservative majority from Lake Superior to the
West. In 1904 the Liberals secured
all the seven seats from British Columbia. Possibly seven, and certainly
six Conservative members will he returned from that province in the next
parliament. Manitoba will give a
Conservative majority, while the people of the middle west, the. new provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan,
will speak with no uncertain voice in
regard to the shameless waste of
their heritage and the great resources of our western empire.
Mr. Borden's promise of restitution
to the country of all that has been
Illegally taken from it, and the prospective loss of their Bpolls in graft
and deals have driven the boodlers
and grafters to the worst extremity
of their craft. The friends of good
government in the west must be on
tho alert until the last vote Ib polled.
Ol Ontario it is sufficient to say
that It has but recently given a Conservative majority of 65 In the provincial house at the provincial elections
in June last, and that on all sides
the same symptoms which foretold
the downfall of the Ross government
are unmistakeably present in this election. We look for a majority for
Mr. Borden of at least 40 from Ontario, giving to the Liberals the benefit
of any doubt.
Upon the foregoing advices the
composition uf the next parliament
ut 221 members will be roughly as follows by provinces:
Conservative Liberal
Ontario 61 26
Quebec 20 45
New Brunswick  .... 9 4
Nova Scotia   9 9
P. B. I  -I II
Manitoba  6 4
Brit. Columbia   6 1
Alberta   4 3
Saskatchewan  5 *
Yukon   1 0
Totals 125 96
Conservative Majority   2'J
Accidents at St, Eugene Mine
There wen- two bud accidents at
the St. Kugene mine this week, one
resulting futility.
Last Sunday Kric Hchaluli was
struck un the bead by a falling ruck
and alsu liml liis leg broken, an arm
thrown out of jnint and some hud
scalp wounds. He Is now In the hospital anil getting along very well.
Alfred Llljemilirg was killed In
stiintly hy lulling ground while work
ing In the 21100 foot level yesterday
morning. Llljenhurg was a native ol
Sweden and itliuiit 25 years of age.
Ho has worked in Moyie fur n eunsiil
erablo length of tlmo. He has a brother here, and another brother mine
up frum Hosmer yesterday. An In
quest will be hold here today, and
the funeral will probably be held tomorrow,
SALE  of  MINERAL  CLAIMS  in  the  Fort Steele Assessment District.
I hereby give notice Ihut mi Monday ihii Uml day of Xovom'or, A. I).. 1908, nt Hm hour of tvn o'clock in the forenoon, ai thi* provincial government ofHcos, Cranbrook, I shall i>n«r (or Bate .it public auction, tha mineral <-iaiuis in tbe
list hereinafter s.-t out, >'i which crown grants have Issued f<-r taws remajningunpaJd and rtellnqueni by Baid persons on
the 80th day of June,  A   1>     1908   unii fnr cotta and expenses bt sale   if the total ami-net due is noi sooner paid
a 'ner
< .mni.*.
Kititj   Si
iiinon ..
lliu   II	
Boy ....
Honey  C
Black  ll
Dated a
(litis   Kllngonstnilh, S.S- Manahan, &.
Wallace, and Walter Van Arsdalen
..Arthur  Phillips   	
..Columbus  M-   Parker	
Columbus  M.   Parker	
Columbus M.  Parker 	
..Columbus  M.  Parker	
,,Charles  Estmere	
..Charles Gsttnere	
a 560
ok. B. 0„ this Srd iluy >,( October,  1908.
A.   C.   NELSON.
Deputy Assessor and Collector,    Fort Steele Assessment   District.
Are said often to bu buried six feet under
ground. But many times women call ou
their family physicians, suffering, as they
imagine, ono from dyspepsia, another from
heart disease, another frum liver or kidney disease, another frum nervous prostration, another with pain here and there,
ard in this way they present alike to
tliuinsclvea and their easy-going or over-
busy doctor, separate diseases, tor which
he, assuming them lo bo such, prescribes
bis pills and potions. In reality, they are
all only nympiom* caused by some uterine
disease. The'p-h^clun,'Ignorant of the
ciinae of sunYring?K\eiis upniiureatrnent
until large bills ore nrsde. ^""•suffering
patient gets no bettei\J»L"rTfiiOTa^Ktbe
wrong treatment, but probably worseT^
proper mcd|f |"" IlkC Ut Bitten!! EajjQBH
I'reserliition. ilinrtnl in ilir rnsisr wniilil
liave I'lliiri-Lv reniuvi-il lhe disease, thereby dlSJicTlrng all thu*c distressing symp-
tonis, and instituting comfort instead of
prolonged misery. It has been well said,
that "a disease known is half cured." .
T)r. Pierce's Favorite Prescription Is 1
iclentific medicine, carefully devised by
an experienced and skillful physician,
and adapted to woman's delicate system.
It Is made of native American medicinal
roots and Is perfect!
effects in
Proposals  for   New   Station
and   Freight   Shed   at
Ti'inlii's nill In- received up to
isk. Monday, October 10th, for building a New station anil a New freight
Shed ut I'iM-iiii-. B.C.
I'lalis i-ovi-ring this work may be
soon, ami tithur information obtained
at thu office of the Superintendent, or
Ui-Milenl Engineer, ('. P. Hly, al
Cranbrook, h.u.
Proposals must be submitted on
blank- furnished by the Company and
tli.- Company rcso'rvi-s tho ri^iit to
n-jed any and all bills.
J.  Brownlee,   Superintendent.
Cranbrook, Oct. 3rd, 1!KK
roots and Is perfectly  harmless In  its T«»ni1i«-rt'      t*-*.
iflgcte ia fl«iL»j»rmw a m mm     J. riiulllii   ^Oe
As a powerful invigorating tonic "Favorite Prescription" imparts strength to
tlm whole syHtom and to the organs dis-
tlnctlv teminine In particular. For overworked, " worn-out." run-down," debilitated teachers, milliners, dressmakers,
Boa in stresses, "shop-girls," house-keepers,
nursing mothers, and feeble women generally, Dr. Plerce'8 Favorite Prescription
is the greatest earthly boon, being un-
eeualed as an appetizing cordial aud restorative tonic.
As a soothing and strengthening nervine "Favorite Prescription" Is unequal™
and is invaluable in allaying and subduing nervous excitability, Irritability,
nervous exhaustion, nervous prostration,
neuralgia, hysteria, spasms, St. Vitus's
dance, and other distressing, nervous
symptoms commonly attendant upon
functional and organic disease of the
uterus. It induces refreshing sleet- and
relieves mental anxiety and despondency;
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets Invigorate
tie stomach,liver and IhiwcIs. One to
three a dose.  Easy to tuke us caudv.
PHONE l«:t
Wo are still handling
\?U)V\i and FEED
Agents for the famous
Mayers Stock Foods.
\ «7\JX • mfmts
II Cranbrook
i i   Teams and drivers fur-
',',   nished for any point in   ',',
', ;   tho district.
A. DOYLE, Muu|«< '
As 1 have disposed of my jewelry
business to thu Raworth Bros, I
would ask those indobted to me to
settle theii1 accounts as soon as
I expect to leave Cranhrook on or
about October 20th, 11)08, therefore
I have arranged to place my Iwoks
for eolleetion wit)) my solii-iim- after
that date.
Respectfully yours,
\V. F. TATE,
Because they ere tempered
unevenly by fire end
will not hold an edge.
are tempered at hard
at flint by our exclusive
process of electricity.
Crar)brooK Drug 6\ BooK
Co., Cranbrook,   B.C.
General Blacksmith
and Woodworker..
Rubber Tires Applied
Tn    Buggy     Wheels
Phone 50   •    -   -    P.O. Box 213
Rates from
Ore Shipments
Following are the ore shipments fur
the piiHt week uml year In unto, from
mlncK In tin-' Cranhrook district:
St. Bugene 180 18,917
Ninth Stiii-  IfiO 3,295
Davidson's Solialistic Meeting
on Monday evrniiu.' tho Socialists
In-Ill lnrth In Carmen's Hall, W. Mc
Donald nmipii'il thi' chair ami Intro
iluctiu thc Hjicnki ru, Ham Mrllonutil
anil Wm. Davidson, cnitoldnto. It wan
the same ohi Btory ol "Wage Slav
cry," "Knl! value oi labdr produced,"
ftr., toKcthnr   with criticisms ol   c»-
promler Balfour of Oroat Hritnin, ft,
Ij. llorden, Sii- Wilfrid Laurlor, A   S.
, Ooodovo,     Smith   i'iiiUh   and every
hody who wuh not a Boclallst,
We  nhserve      thill,  tlie   pOBters  an
iiouncInK thfl    Racialist meetlnK went
! not printed In the ilimrlct in    which
thc cunilldutc seeks election.
Sellitif.' dittos Sept. 19th to 24th
Final' return  limit—Sept.  30th
Selling dates Sept. 21st to 25th
Pinal   relurn  limit    Sept.  2Hth
Stilling (lilies Sept. 26th to Oct, 2
Pinal relurn limit—October 7lii
Corresponding  Kates from other
Apply to looal ticket agents for
berth reservations, etc
J.E PROCTOR, O.P.A ,Calgary,Alta
Not h|ow Cheap, but
If you liuve never tried uur
eall mul yuu will Ije convinced
they are the finest you ever ate.
Saturday only 20 cts.
por   [Miund,
Goods delivered to any place in ihe City
TELEPHONE;    No.    141.
$3,00 /TmONTH
Good Discount Por Casli
8MPI£   ^- ^STRONG
SH™1 Omml.\**tmtB&mf
Also Second  Hand  Muchiuus
For Sale Cheap and To Rent.
Armstrong Avenue
Phone 157 Oranbrook, B.O.
Carpenter and
Builder.    *    *
||||tm\ for   Sale   or  Bent   at
"UlJM3 Reasonable       Prices.
Office and Workshop Lewis St
Phone   No.   98.
For Horses and Cattle
VIM acresi
Good Fences      Good Water
Good Pasture
Apply to G. CORBETT, Parrot Ranch
about :j' milps from Cranbrook, near
the old North Star mill.
Saddle Horses
Pack Animals
'Phone No, 001
Edison Theatre
Fraser & Hutchison
Moving   Pictures
Illustrated Songs
The   Btit  in
Cranbrook  at
The Little Picture Parlor
that runs continuously THE PROSPECTOR. CRANBROOK   R C, OCTOBER 17, 1908
Breakfast Bacon, sliced,      per Ib. 23cts.
Sugar-Cured Breakfast Bacon
sliced       —        — —   „ 35 „
Sugar-Cured Ham, sliced, „ 30 ,,
Mclver's Cooked Ham, sliced,  „ 45 „
Smoked Bloaters      — —   „ 15 ,,
Smoked Kippers „ 16 „
Smoked Halibut        — „ '20 „
Smoked Salmon —   , '20 „
■>:. v
People you  may Know
VISl i*ous  1111:1:   VXD   1 ukim:   VKO
l'l.I' \\ llu o iMK   1'0 CHANUUUUK
vsu duost: wuo ao \vt \\
Hnl und Spring, $7. C, C. S,
|    C   D. McNabb o! Waldo, was in the
| city Tuesday,
!   R. Dinsmere left on Wednesday fur
, the coast.
J, T. Rogers and J, ti. Gleger,   ol
Lethbridge, were In town Tuesdny.
S. Bwtltie and H   A   Baultle ol To
ronto. were in town Tuesday.
Dresser and stand, $12.50. C. t'. s.
.1     M.   Agnew oi     Nelson, was iu
town Monday.
\  Carney of Kaslo. provincial timber Inspector, was in town Tuesday
,)   Stn-nnard ol Fort Steele, was In
town Monday.
K    K    Jones  ol   Ktmbeiley.      spent
spent Sunday last in Oranbrook.
Dave Griffith, ol Wild Horse Creek,
whs in town Saturday last
Mi     ami    Mrs.  Andrew  Rossen,  ol
Jaffray, wore In town Saturday lust.
Mr   nnd Mrs   J, McTavish, ol Moj
Ie, were In town lust Saturday.
Furniture Bargains   C   C, S
Mr   Thos   Whelan,  ol  the Napanee
hotel   Fernie,  was In town Sunday.
Mr. ('has. Fife and Miss Brown, ol
Fernie, spent Sunday in Cranbrook,
Mr and Mrs. J. H. Iuverson ol
i Baynes Lake, were Cranhrook visitors Tuesday.
Miss Miles uf Frt'deneton, Nil., wus
visiting ner brother  Dr.  Miles     thia
1 week.
Dresser und Stand. $12.50. 0. 0. S.
James Finlay. manager of the Sul
livau smelter at Marysville, waa in
town Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. it laimleen uud family ol Marysville, spent several days
last week in Oranbrook.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Whitehead, of
Toronto, were Oranbrook visitors on
Sunday last.
A number o( hunters were at St.
I Mary's Prairie Sunday last hunting
ducks.   No large buss were secured.
Mi I, 1'. Kckstein, a barrister of
Fernie. passed through town Sunday
on his way to Spokane.
Dresser and Stand, $12.50, 0, 0, S,   I
Mr. George Faulkner, ol Fernie,
spent part of Saturday and Sunday
■ In Cranbrook.
Born At Cranbrook, on Tuesday,
October 13, to Mr. and Mrs It Caa
seis. a daughter.
E Kiweii, of the Arm ol Beale -S
Kiweii, was transacting business at
Movie Monday
P I.und. manager ol the Crow's
Nesl Lumber Company ol Wardner,
was in town Wednesday
a MeKen/.ie una K McDonald ol
Spokane were guests at the Cran
broolt  Wednesday
Hed and Spun;;
I*, t
Raworth  Bros.
Late   W.    F.   TATE
Watchmakers, Jewelers, Engravers
and  Graduate  Opticians,
YOUR   EYESIGHT is   natures   moat   precious   gift.    Do   not   let   :t
■■i —■ i suffer   for  want   of  proper   glasses.
If you favour ue with a call
we will give your case our
beat attention.
[f you Huspect your eyes are noi
rlKhl consult im. We are UradUHtn
Opticians nf the Toronto ■ ipthalmati'1
All     Work     Guaranteed.
'.R  Watch   Inspectors.
H   W. Frasei  was at  Marysville on
is ■-.- ss w ednesday
\   I.   Kewson raid G   J. Garrett ol
'. ■■■    liver were in town Wednesday.
P. Wood was down from Ins Cherry
:- Is rant b Wednesday
V-.a::*, Dunn returned Tuesday from
i bunting trip to Kooienay Landing.
Jack Kerrigan ol Fort  Steele,  was
□   'ranbrook this week
Mrs.   Wm.   Rollins  Will  receive      on
the third Tuesday of each month
C   A   McKay ol Movie, was in to
H.    W.    DKEW,   Proprietor.
"art n
;     or
G Hunt o! London was In Cranbrook on Priday,
Harry Oldie ids of Kernie, was in
town Priday.
I    I. Ii   Carruthers o! Nelson, was in
the city Friday
M. Mclnnes. an Elkmouth Lumber
dealer was in town  Friday.
Furniture Bargains   C. C. S.
1). It. Yates and Wm. Staples of
Wycliffe- were in town Friduy.
Hen Whimster of the Fernie Free
Tress, was in town Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Binmore of Fort
Steele, were Cranhrook visitors this
C. McKay nnd Mrs. McKay of Moyie, were visitors in Cranbrook Tuesday.
Furniture Bargains -C. C. S.
Mr    and   Mis     A     J     Mott,   Of   Kit
nie,  were Oranbrook  visitors the  lnt   |
ter part ol last week
The finder ol nu "Independent" wil,
please return it to the Qrlt Herald
Burrell and Goodeve are a good
pair to draw-to, They will top Cur
us and Ross on November 12.
John Keen of Kaslo. returning officer for Kootenay, was in town Friday
Longboat has quit racing, and after
November 12 Smith Curtis will 411 it
We wonder if the Independent Herald could publish a clean, honest
brand of political news.
Indian Agent R. L. T. Galbraith
was at Creston this week on official
D. R. Yates, manager of the Staples Lumber Company of Wycliffe, was
in town Monday.
Bed and Spring, $7. 0. C. S.
J. Newbury, N. A. White, J. A.
Wootten, and J. Graham of Vancouver, were guests at the Cranbrook on
Mr. J. 0. Coyle of Spokane, arrived
jin town this week to relieve Mr.
Hyndman of the depot staff of operators.
R. D. McCarty, A. B. Knights,    J.
W. Burns and E. E. Knights of Pendleton, Ore., were guests at the Cranbrook Tuesday.
Bed and Spring, $7. 0. C. S.
C. Reid of Vancouver, T. Scott of
Montreal, and W. O. Johnson of To-
| ronto were registered at the Cran-
] brook Wednesday.
I   Dresser, and Stand, $12.50. C. 0. S.
Mrs. Crosby, who bus been spending some time in Cranbrook, returned to her home in Hamilton, Ont., by
Monday's east bound et press.
Messrs. Milt. Kasner and Harvey
Brown of Fernie, passed through here
Sunday evening <>n their return from
Spokane fair.
D. L. Scott of Vancouver, H. B.
Hadley, of Spokane, A. S. William-
son, of Toronto, and A. N. Fernie ol
Winnipeg, spent Sunday last in Cram-
E. W. Taylor and L. B. Hardy, of
Seattle, A. M. Jarvis of London and
W. H. Kneeding, of Spokane, were registered at the Cranbrook Saturday
J, L. McKay,    Q. Pollerer and  J.
Harrison of Sinclair, P, Lake of
Windermere, aud H, llremmer of Fair
mount Springs, were guests at the
Cosmopolitan  Monday.
\ M Jurvis of London, J. 0. Oliver ol Procton, W. H. tirillltn of
Baynes Lake, und P, E. Clements of
Victoria were registered at the Cran
brook Monday.
A     W Griffin    of    Hamilton,    H.
Wright ol Vancouver, J. F. Buffer ol
Montreal, Fred  Smith til Vancouver,
and 0, H. Onon of Calgary were reg
Istered at tho Crnnbrook Tuesdny.
Hon   "VlitT " Sifton is a member of
the  Shawntgatl Carbide Oo.J also tUQ
I nternat lonal   Marine   Signal   Co.    As
it   'grafter" Sifton is entitled to the
i entire  bakery
1. MoKonglu of Winnipeg, A. W,
Merrick ol Montreal, L. Partridge of
Spokane, and F. F. Eddy ol Han
bury was registered at the (/ranbrook  Friday.
it will be Goodeve Mr. Smith Curtis on November 12.
Med and Spring, $7. C. C, S.
Dresser and Stand, $12.50. C. C. S.
Furniture Bargains—O. 0. S.
Mr. Hind returned Irom Victoria on
Mr. Corner Jones nnd little son
were Cranhrook visitors on Sunday.
Miss Amy Willson ol Cranbrook is
visiting with Miss Rowland.
Mr. Bain, Chief Fire Inspector, late
of Kenora, is in town.
Miss Minnie Servis has taken a position as assistant In the postoffice.
Born -To Mr. and Mrs. Helgeson on
Saturday, October 10, a daughter.
Clarence Martin has returned from
Revelstoke on a visit to his parents.
Mr. Hadley ol the Crow's Nest
Pass Lumber Company's office visited Cranbrook on Saturday.
Mr. McKay of Windermere is in the
town visiting his brother-in-law, Mr.
The Union Jajck is now waving
proudly over our school and is greatly admired by the scholars.
Capt. Laidlaw of the Salvation
Army, of Fernie, was in town last
week soliciting contributions towards
a new Salvation   Army hall in   tbat
Mr. Cowan, late of Glasgow, Scotland, has taken charge of the Presbyterian services here, and preached his
first sermon on Sunday last to a
large and appreciative gathering.
Furniture Bargains—C. C. S.
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Dyeing   and   Cleaning.
Successor to
L   Colin
brooK's Up-
to-datc Tailor,
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 999********************
go to the       Stewart's
East   KOOtenay The Leading Fruit Store
Por nil kinds of HONOLULU   I'lNK   AI'I'I.KS
DYEING i CLEANING        okanagan  apples
Nothing tine  or  coarso,   largo AND    PEARS
ur small that wo cannot handle-,
Wc also do
J. Leask, Tailor
Hugh Stewart
HILL & Co.
Cranbrook's  Greatest  Store
we  shall  offer  the  following:—
About   10   dozen   BELTS
200  Fancy  Hat   Pins
200      „      COLLARS
I—__j   SEE   0UR w1ND0WS,   | ^]
We have a line of Fancy
Boots   for  Men   displayed
in our windows.
Note the Prices and Styles.
HILL & Co.
Cranbrook's  Greatest  Store
The Premium in n first-class Air-
Tight Wood Header, oval in shapo,
with cant iron top and bottom, tho
body ia of polished steel, with an inner lining of heavy plain .steel. Wood
can he put in at the large opening in
the top or at the end feed door.
lias machine fitted Hot Blast Damper which makes the Btove airtight,
and it holds fire.
Made in three Bizos and titled with
artistic top ornament, with nickeled
hand and foot rails.
The Souvenir stands for quality.
Supreme  Souvenir  Range
We cannot buy a better one.
Are worthy or note. The oven
door catch which i.s automatic
and absolutely sure: The exposed and adjustable oven door
Bpring; The a-11 important and
easily accessnble cleanout; The
broiler and poker doors; The
simplest of oven dampers ; The
large ash pan and screw draft
damper in ash pit door, and tea
T   D   McRRIDF   Hardware
j. kj. miDiMuc,      Cranbr
Cranbrook, B.C.
The Trade Mark in the most important
part of a Fit Reform Suit or Overcoat.
Just as the signature of a cheque gives
it value: so docs the trade murk fix the
quality of every garment hearing it. The
Trade Mark is the pornonal guarantee of
the Fit Reform Company. Look for Lhis
Trade  Mark   and buy it.
New Fall Stock of
Suits &Overcoats
have arrived.
Call    and    see
Range in both Lines.
$15    $18   $20    $22
$25 $28 $30 & $35.
The Popular
Cranbrook BC
Patmore Bros. \
Tinners, Plumbers        i
Heating Engineers
Steam,   Hot   Water and   Hot  Air  Systems.
Scientifically  proportioned   and  correct.
Silver-mounted Case Pipes
JUST ARRIVED! 150 of lhe latest and best
shapes, bought for cash and sold at a reasonable margin.    SEE THEM.    PRICE THEM.
We are still leading with a fine assorted line of CIGARS
 at 3 for 25 cts.	
Uiio goods arriving every day.    All Tobaccos
and   Cigarettes  sauie   price  as other stores.
Cranbrook   Cigar   Store
JOHN CAMERON, Proprietor.
John   LEASK
The most fashionable and
Cranbrook b.c.


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