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I'I'iik extracts
I'ltti. SPICKS
1 lb tins.
1 tti tins   .
Boots,  Shoes,   Hosiery,  Gloves,  Mitts
Crockery, Cut Glass
f,,r i-hiltireii, double kill-,.-, •plii-r-J
heels     2ic to Iw
fof ImliOB           31*0 lo Hue
tor uil.ii         35c to 65o
I'or i,< .ys  2oc lo 50c
about these   mines should be aHordcd sary to take active measures to pro-
necessnrv protection.    It was lurther .vent it being attempted Ur this prov-
_                         i pointed out antl urged, that the  city loee.
\m     rinnnwvw     mnm^n   tup Mice lorce, numbering all told   only |   I only yesterday learned tliat    Uio
iiiulaSleii uid^dJd     six umn. was not even soffldent large eily authorities assumed responsibil-
MAlN inns I on ins LAUOll     1(l govern   the city proper and   givo,it> for what occurred at the mines. I
RECORD.   *   '" '•-'-' "-
due protection io the property
citizens,   let alone    guarding
When Mr. Ooodeve entered tbe Wrt>°' th* ^?!aLS ttJE
campaign as the Conservative candi- J*»/« ■»•»*• »JW *J^*8 "Bfi
date lor this riding, he know that ,"f .1l»' l".>- J hey further pointed
naturally bis public record as an   of-
of'shall insist upon   that responsibility
the'heing understood   by   the public    at
lieial would be open to comment and
criticism. In his s|tcecb in Oranbrook, and also later at Nelson, he
started out to hail a "campaign lie"
by stating that he hud never ordered
out thc militia while mayor of Rossland. This statement was received
with much cheering by his audiences
iu both cities, and il was the truth,
so far as it went. Hut, unfortunately for Mr. Ooodeve, he tpiibbled on
the proposition, thinking perhaps the
real facts might never come to light
during this campaign. It is true
lhat Mr. Ooodeve was not mayor during the strike in Rossland in lliul,
but Mr. Lalonde was, nnd it was
through the loophole that Mr. Ooodove expected to escai*1. Hut during
thc lockout in WHO, when the mine
owners oi Rossland thotiuhl it might
be possible to overcome the effects of
lhe new eight hour law by forcing a
reduction in the wage scale, Mr.
Ooodeve was mayor and while the
chief magistrate of Rossland, Pinker-
ton detectives ami others were sworn
in as peace officers nnd armed to
patrol the streets and mining district. These men were paid by the
mine owners and .not their authority
- (torn the Gomb-ve tuliUHiistialion. As
one gentleman who was a residnit of
Rossland at the time puts it: "It is
true Mr. Goodeve did not call out
thu militia, but he did far worse
than that. He armed tbe paid servants of the mining companies and
jrave them the powers of peace
The following correspondence will
show that Mr. GncMcvc was called
down by Joseph Martin, then attorney general, who seriously objected to
ttie mayor of Rossland (wrmlttlng
Pinker ton detectives from the United
States bcins given authority of peace
officers in this province.
This correspondence will prove es-
i-coiallv Interesting to those who
heard Mr. Ooodeve protest so vehemently against a charge that be had
not been a friend ol the laboring
of the city ___—-
out lhe situation of lhe machinery
of (he Centre Star. War Eagle and Le
Roi llluck Hear and .losle mines, and
the large urea over which the machinery ami buildings were situate, and
how necessary it was lo have a sufficient force of night watchmen or
special constables to protect all this
valuable property, and that without
hating men mi dutv to guard this
iiroperty after nighl tail how readily
il could he interfered with or destroyed without the city police being aware
of it. It was not from the Miners'
union ns a union that any trouble
was feared—the union are, ns a whole,
a most resjiectaWe body of men—
but it is well known to the police
that   there are even at this moment
large, and hope that some sufficient
reason can he produced for what
seems to be your most unfortunate
action under the circumstances. II
the mine owners bad any reason to
apprehend violence being done to
their property, tbey should have
communicated witb tbis department.
The same thing applies to the city
of Rossland. If at. any time any
municipality anticipates uny trouble
which would require such an unusual
display of force, it would appear to
me most proper ihal they sliould at
onee notify this department In order
that we might work in harmony with
them, to afford tlw protection of
property which we are bound by the
law to give. If, on the other hand,
any attempt is made by any person
io Iri-L'htPii the public hy demonstrations ol   this kind,   not for the pur-
in Rossland (and some ot them under nose of protecting property, and nut
assumul names) men who took a from any bona Ode fear ol violence,
prominent part in the late labor but for an ulterior motive, such an
troubles iu the Coeur d'Alene cotin- attempt should meet with no count-
try. Tliere were several of these enancc from those who are intrusted
-iconic here until lately, but the ma- tt'ith the administration of justice in
ioritv of them haw now left thc lhc province.
citv.       Tbe different mining compan-j Joseph Martin,
les, of course, pav these specials,   so ! Attorney General.
there is no expense to the citv. You The following telegram was received
are no doubt well aware- of" the fro"» the provincial constable at
Inree tract of eountrv covered bv the Rossland:
machinery and buildings of thc rtlflcr-       Rossland, B.C., March 18, 1000.
ent  mining companies extending Irom   Utnrmv-Oenenil. Victoria, 0. C:
the Rluck   Hear to   Hie Centre Star.     ramnry Shows that a number     of
iind vou can rcndllv see that it would  special    constables      are    employed
he quite impossible for the citv   po- around minimr property within    city
lice to do duty there limits under superintendence of    city
I heard what thc gentlemen, and officials, and have not acted illegally,
nlso    Mr. Dalv,   solicitor for the l.e-, Wm. H. Bullock-Webster.
Roi, bad to sav, considered thr mat- ' 'I" the magistrate the fol lowing Idler until the following dav. and after ter   was despatched:
t sulfation   with     'the'mavor     I ,   Victoria, March 11. 1000.
thought I was doing right in granting ■■•>■■■■ Houlthec, Esq.., Police Mngls-
('hetr remiest tr.itc, Rossland, B. O.:
I mav sav' that the first of these ' Sir: Yours of the 0th instant at
sueeials was sworn, 1 think, on the nnni. There is no ohjrction what-
Oth or !0tb of February, and thc oth- rvrr to the mining companies enters on the few davs following, and P'pvlog whatever watchmen they may
all   some   time before vou took office  wish.     When it comes to a question
I ha-
The following is thc text ol Inrtliei
correspondence which has passed be
I weru the Attorney -Genernl and the
mayor and magistrate of Rossfond. It
begins with the following letter from
Police Magistrate Don li bee, in reply
lo tbe telegram of the Attorney-General published in the Times a few
evenings since:
Match 9th., 1000.
The Hon. the   Atlorney-Ocncral, Victoria, H   C:
Sir:—1 have the honoi to at knowledge receipt of ynui Ivlogrnm requesting Hie lo advise VOU us to the
cireumstaiicis which inl lo lbe swear-
im.' In of certain sprclfll cot-stables,
und lu reply I bet: to sny: About the
7th or "th of Fehrunn last I was
w.ii'c.1 on by the reuirscntnttvcfi of
Ihe Leltoi and War Eagle mining
companies, who requested that some
watchmen nnd special constables
should he sworn in and alleging that
Ihere were a number of Idle and vicious men nhoul Rowland and thai
thee were apprehensive that these
men might attempt to destroy tbe
properly of their res»ective companies, and thut nlrcedv several things
Imt tni'mcucd wh'cb Indicated that
these idle men were more anxious to
tnn'-c tto'ihl?   than to   work. A
liuuntity of powder bail heen stolen
and one nr two of the steel guys on
tho War Eatrle smokestack had' been
loosened. It wns also in t imn led
that owing to repairs having to he
made to machinery in the War Eagle,
and thc non-arrival of the LoRol
machinery it would be necessary in
tbe ncar'future to partially, If not
wholiv. close down the Leltoi, War
Eairte and Centre Star mines, and
thus several hundred men would be
thrown out of i midovmeiit, to join
the large number nlrendv unemployed.
For these reasons it wns ursed hy
the managers of lhe above companies
that It was most necessary and a
wise  precaution    that tbe property
ibe honor to lie, sir.
Your obedient servant,
John Houlthee,
Police Magistrate.
Goodeve's    explanation was
March Sth, ltJOO    !
on, Joseph   Martin, Attornev-flen.
oral, Victoria, B. C.:
Dear Sir:—I did not think it   wise '
s folio
of special constables, who are" to be
armed, then tbe matter is a very
different one. It seems to me that
you should have at onee notified this
department as to what bad occurred,
and I was surprised when the matter
was brought to my attention that
while these special constables had
been sworn in by you, there was no
knowledge of the fact in this department,
1 consider it the duty of the gov-
to publish the message received from ernment to protect property, ami I
ton today as it would certainly think the proper course for the mine
create a wrong Impression on the owners to have pursued was io have
outside public. ibrought  the state of affairs referred
There is no trouble anticipate*! here to by you to the attention of thc
between mine owners and miners that government. So far as 1 am concern-
1 .un aware of. The placing of a ed, in thc position of Attorney-Geti-
fow specials nl the mines was simply einl, I do not ineend to allow the
n precautionary measure in view ol administration of justice to be car-
tho fact that a lurge number of men rled on by American detective ageii-
\M-re being laid off, and tbeir    being cies.
Idle might possibly cause some danger I   1 think lhat this circumstance   has
property.    The bankers and other been very unfortunate indeed,   and is
dependent persons consulted, concurred in Ihis view.
Yours truly,
A. S. Ooodeve, Mayor.
To lhe latter the Attorney-General
replied in a telegram   as folia ws:
March Uth  itioo.
Mayoi Goodeve, Rossland. B. C:
Sir:—Understand city of Rosslaisl
undei takes responsibility for special
constables, think it very unfortunate
such a course adopted, effect on ad
ministration *»™^
li'-elv lo be had, wotill he glad to get
lull  information hy mall.
Joseph Martin,
likely to much prejudice tbe administration ol justice in the province. The
iioiut made by you, as lo the expense, to my mind, is of no imiiort-
aitce whatever; it is the duty of the
.government to protect property, without any regard whatever to the question nr expense, No doubt the ad-
1 ministration of justice is committed
to n large extent to a eity when Incorporated, but at all times tbis
department is responsible, and no
step of such a serious nature as Ihis
f   justice in province shnuldheta-kcn by any mogistraVor
...,...n »-. ~i-a «« --A., dty municipality without     first
I notifying and obtaining the advice ol
jthis department.
1 hope     this is     the last occasion
This tclegi.im was supplemented by t|mt jn tf,[K province it will he neces
lhc following b-tter: tsarv m deal with an attempt to   in-
Manb llth. I WW.     nnonee matters through armed   men
Ills Wonhlji Mayor A.   S. Goodeve, furnished by detective agencies in lhe
Rossland, R.'C:
[manner so much practised and   very
sir. Yours of the Sth Inst at hand. 'nmrtTto^holewiorwl    in lhe republic
I \uicd you vesterdav pointing    out to ^ Mttt|| Gf us_
ibut greal damage the action ol the ,   | hjlVe the honour to lie, sir,
Your obedient servant,
Jos. Martin,
 jWns likely to cause to
ihe IntcrcBls of this province. It is
in mt opinion, utterly (utile to try
to keep an action nf that klml trom
the public. It Is quite Impossible
lo have a number of armed men patrolling a   portion of      the city      o(	
Rossland without the nubile becoming | Thc Trainmen's dance last Fridav
aware of the fnct, and, having be- evening at the Auditorium was ail
come aware of It, It Is absolutely unqualified success. A large number
n:'cessarv that an intelligible explan- of couples tripped the light fantastic
,it imi should lie offered for a circum- until tne small hours ot the morning
stance of that serious nature. I feel to the music of Uie Moyie orchestra.
that no action of that kind ought to The objret of tlie dance alone would
he taken at anv time In this province have made It popular and the fact
without previous consultation with that the trainmen were Irving to
this department. 1 certainty. as help one nf their number who was
!niK( as I am attorney-general, will hi distress met with the ready remit allow nny ntlempt in this prov- spouse that Cnuibrook people invar-
ince to Interfere with the admlnistra- fablv give things of this kind. One
tion of justice through American de- word almul that Movie orchestra. It
teciive agencies. This is a practice is one ot the wry best to dance to
wliich bus grown up on the other that has ever come lo Cranhrook and
side, ami which has been productive everyone who was nt the ball on Frl-
ol a great deal of harm there, lt day night Is loud in their praise of
appears to me to be absolutely neces- ths music.
A public mass meet ing was beld oa
Tuesday afternoon at the Carmen's
hall. Shortly before 2,110 a parade
of fifty-two strikers headed hy the
banner of the orller paraded the main
street and Armstrong avenue lo the
Carmen's hall. Speeches were- made
hy S. McDonald, Chas. Magee and
other local speakers, while the main
speech of the meet ing was delivered
by L- D. Jones, of Seattle, Wash.,
business agent for the International
Association of Mechanics. ' Mr.
Jones' Siieceh, while very much to
the poinl, was anything hut bombasine. What he wanted to see was a
union of all the unions connected
with railroading, so that combined
action could he taken at any time
when such was necessary. Songs
were rendered by Messrs. Rurns, Morgan, Harrison and Sims- The time
of ih? meeting wus distinctly sym-
ipathetic to the strikers, as the most
unobservant listener could not help
A mass meeting was held ia tbe
Carmen's hall at 'i.-'iO on tho afternoon of Tuesday, September '-i2iid.
The meeting was called for thc purpose of allowing Mr. Junes, of the
strikers executive committee to cx-
ptatn to the public at :"*x the cnuug
of the present C.P.R. dispute and lhe
prospects of n satisfactory termination. Mr. S. R. McLean occupied
the chair and was itblv assisted hv
Mr. S. Macdonald ,uid others. The
several local speakers hrielly outlined
lie situation, leaving Mr. Jones to
speak regarding the progress ol the
fiffht. Mr, Jones' speech gave unbounded satisfaction to at) those who
were fortunate enough lo be within
hearing. He aroused great cnthus-
i.im among our citi/.ens who are en-
gaieil in the present Titanic struggle.
Tbe programme was enlivened by a
number of citi/.ens who, at the request of ihe chairman, rendered the
following well known songs: Mr. .1.
Sims sang "Asleep iu the Deep," Mr.
D. Morgan "Loch Lonusid," Mr. J.
Hurts "My Scotch Bluo Hell," Mr.
W. Henderson "A Comic Song." A
general discussion followed, ns a
result of which il was plainly evident that the men involved in ' the
present dispute intend to carry this
light lo a satisfactory termination regardless of cost, financially and otherwise. The meeting was brought to
a close by everyone joining .in singing
tbe National Anthem. Mr. K. Eaglo-
some presided at the piano. The
above meeting was proceeded hy a
parade of the strikers through ' the
principal streets nf the city. An
extraordinary number of men took.
part iu the parade, which proved lo
the public at large that the strike
was being carried on with vigor and
ih.it up to date the workers ranks
hud not, by ant means, been broken.
Frank McKenna.
Seutlle, Wash., Sept. 17.—Discovered as she was sinking Ior the last
time . in the depths of the Sound,
Dolly Foote, M years old, a former
resident of Fernie, H. 0., who yesterday afternoon Hung herself into the
bay from a pier at the foot of Battery slreet, was heroically rescued
from drowning hy S. C. Collins, an
Alaska miner.
Collins beard a cry as he was
passing along tbe tracks, hut at first
paid little attention to it. Later be
heard another, and this time ran to
lhe end of the pier to see a voting
girl struggling in tbe waters of the
Sound. Divesting himself of his
coat, hai and collar, the Alaskan
plunged iuto the cold waters and Was
soon at the girl's side, grasping her
around lhe neck as she was going
down Ior the last time.
At the police station thc girl said
she formerly lived at Fernie, bul was
driven out hv the r«*ni tire. She
rays she drank a glass ol wine and
could remember nothing afterwards.
I Tbe Alberta and Eastern Hritish
* Columbia Press association hold their
annual convention in Nelson today
[and tomorrow, it is expected th.<-
the convention work will be gotten
through to-day and that tomorrow
will be devoted to algbt-seeinc. The
nditors passed through Cranbrook yesterday on their way to Nelsou.
Thc arrangement's for entertaining
tbe visitors at Nelson arc in the
hands of Vice-President F. J. Drone,
W. O. McMorris and V. W. Odium,
acting in conjunction with a committee of the Board of Trade.
Tbe personnel of the officers of the
omwiration is as follows:
Hon.   PivsMent-K.    E
Herald  Cranbrook.
Fresident-D. H. Elton,
Ier. Raymond.
First   Vlce-Pmidcnf-K.
Uie of the Dally News, Nelson, B.C,
Second Vlce-President-A. B. Watt,
Saturday News, Edmonton, Alta.
Third Vic*-Prcsident—J. A, Kerr,
Representative, Leduc, Alto.
Secretary—Captain Thomas, Mail,
Camrose. Alta.
tt Inch
lis hi
Mc \ i
home t
l'ui lis
sent tli
Rial pi
Thc Rust-
.». Deane,
A Montreal despatch says: Tliat the
Canadian Pacilic will eventually
bull.) an all-Canadian line to the Yukon is admitted by high officials of
the company, and some surveying
work has already been dime with that
object In view. From Athabasca
Landing to Fort St. John, across
British Columbia, ihe main line will
proceed in a north-westerly direction
until the Pine river pass carries the
road across the first range of the
Ro.-kjes. Thence hy mountain passes
the road will go northerly to the Yukon.
Owing, to the overcrowded condition
of Uie preparatory class room, which
is tn charge of Miss Fraser, arrangements have been made whereby the
a'hole class, numbering between seventy-five and eighty, attend in lhc
morning, whilst in the afternoon tor-
ty-fivc of Uie more advanced scholars
only attend. Fifty pupils are supposed to he thc limit for one teaober
but Miss Eraser's class averages seventy-five and often runs up to eighty,
hence the necessity of this arrangement.
The tree school books and the llag
Were shipped from Victoria two wco'tt
ago, but have not yet arrived.
Principal Anderson, speaking of
the attendance, says it has been very
good since the summer vacation, the
average attendance being almost 250.
When the attendance averages 250 for
the year the Cranhrook school will
be in the second class instead of the
third. This will mean that while at
present thc government gives $165 per
capita ol teachers when the average
attendance reaches 250 the grant will
he only $420. Mr. Anderson added
that in the two years that ho has
Ikvii here ttie attendance increased 40
pupils per annum.
Craubrook people turned out eii
masse yesterday to witness an
event to wuich tncy have eagerly looked forward, the marriage oi ilo*-. Mai-
jorie Frances Armstrong, youngest
daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. James Ferguson Armstrong und Mr. Myles
Ariel Reale, which wa* soleiuiiiv.cd in
Christ church ut 1 o'clock ttie
church was beautifully decorated all
the space about the altar and chancel
being converted into a veritable garden, while at the chancel rail was
an arch of sweet peas and asparagus
fern from which was suspended a
wcifding bell. Tbe choir was in attendance and the service was fully
choral. the groom and his best
man, Mr. Charles A. Cock, entered
from the vestry door and look their
places at the chancel. A few moments later, while the wedding hymn
was being sung thc ushers, Mr. Clyde
It. Dunbar and Mr. Malcolm A. McDonald, passed up the aisle and took
their places, followed by the little
Hotter girls, Miss Elsie Taylor and
.Miss Muriel Wallinger, nieces of the
bride and groom respectively, and
looked sweet and dainty, wearing
white empire frocks ot crepe de chene
with valeiicicncc lace and bonnets to
The maid of honor, Miss Winuelred
Armstrong, proceeded the bride and
looked very charming in a princess
costume of pale pink sole de chene
trimmed with ribbon embroidery and
while picture hat.
The bride was brought in by her
father and looked sweet and radiant
in an empire gown of mousclline de
soie over taffeta trimmed witb
tluclicsse lace, with tulle veil and
orange blossoms and carried a shower
bouquet of white roses.
1 The party formed under the bridal
arch, where the impressive ceremony
was performed by the Rev. E. P.
Fie welling.
Among the guests Mrs. Armstrong,
the bride's mother, occupied the place
of honor and looked handsome in a
black voile sown relieved with white
lace and bonnet to match.
Mrs. Taylor, the bride's sister,
looked smart in an empire gown of
old rose silk and black picture hat-
Mrs. Wallinger, sister of the
groom, was gowned in a cream voile
with lace bodice and an old rose bat
The glorious     st rains ot
Meiidelsstions wedding march, played
by Mr. Edward Elwell, announced the
re-entry of the bridal party Into tbe
church and the crowd rose to greet
the bride who came down the aisle
stuilinft und happy, followed by the
brilliant throng of guests, who repaired to the family residence
Burwell avenue, where a rei-eptlon
was held. The bride and groom received the congratulations of their
friends in tlie drawing room, whieh
was beautifully decorated with pink
am) white asters for the occasion.
i The groom's present to tho bride
was a pearl and amaaonite necklace,
to the maid of honor a pearl necklace, to the flower girls, pearl pins,
and to t-he groomsman, cuff links.
The happy couple left on the
afternoon train for an extensive tour
amidst showers of confetti, rice
good wishes.
Thc bride's travelling gown was ot
hyacinthe blue broadcloth, with hat
to match and cream filet net blouse.
The hrlde received a bewildering
numher of beautiful gifts, testifying
thc high esteem in which the young
couple are held bv their numerous
friends. M     m  ,
On tlieir return Mr. and Mrs. Beale
wiH reside In tbeir pretty new bome
i.n Lumsden
a Weekly."—F. E. Forster, News,
Medicine Hat, Alta.
"The Relation of the City Daily    to
the Country Weekly."-W. J. Cunningham,    Journal,       Edmonton.
The   Ideal   Country    Wcdly-'-T.
Herville Thomas,   Mail, Camrose,
There is no doubt that a very pleasant and   profitable time will       be
spent at this    convention, as Nelson
people know how to treat the stranger within their gates.
weeks     ago    the   Cranbrook
•lor   published an article    cn-
The Accuser Accused,"        in
l w.is stated that Smith Cur-
1 accepted money irom J,    H.
Itur, as agent for Jaflray, Cox
foi campaign purposes. Natur-
ii i   campaign    slanders    come
to roost, and as soon as    Mr.
learned ol this publication    he
• lollowing letter to the Pros-
aiid it it-mains to be seed   it
apet l> anxious to covet a libel
ith a man like Smith Curtis *-t
i an apology for the wrong that
has been done;
Rossland, 18th Sept. cms.
A. B. Grace, Esq.. Publisher of The
Prospector, Cranbrook, B, C:
Deal Sii In your issue of the
13th insl, under the heading ol
'The Accuser Accused" you publish
an article libelling me and containing
among other falsehoods the statement tliat I had accepted monev trom
.1. B, Mc Art hut .i-. agent foi Jaflray
Cox -X Co.
To gi\e you so far as I can no
excuse lor not making an apology and
retraction I enclose you my statutory
declaration ol the main falsehoods In
ibis article. 1 wish you to give as
wide publicity to my denial and your
traction ss      you have   to       the
seek re
in the
amrose, Alta.  ._-—mh^^^m^m
The executive committee consists of
R. E. Edwards, Eve Opener, Calgary, Alta.1; W. L. Amy, Times, Medicine Hut, Alta.; A. B. Grace, Prospector, Cranbrook, B.C.; and E. J,
Fteam, The Province, Innisfail, Allierta.
Tlie programme of ihe convention is
ss follows:
Addtess of welcome be the Mavor
of Nelson, S. S. Taylor, K. 0.
Reply    and     address liv President . ____
Eiltoat atter which talks will be given x.i.-m.vM n
or papers read on the following Sub-.CtRTU* AND MACDONALD
"Tlie Relation   of thc Publisher with AUDITORIUM,
the   Advertising Agency."—J, II. | ,„ ,
Woods, of the Calgary Herald.      I   Next   UedneHluy evening a meeting
ry truly,
(Sgd.) Smith
e   '■
I shall
What Makes m Country Weekly,"—
F, E. Simpson, Herald, t''ran
brook, B. C.
Tbe Responsibility or thc Citv
Editor."—W, M. Davidson, Albertan, Calgary, Alta.
"What is a Society W«kly?"-A. B
Watts, Saturday News, Edmonton, Alta.
iu ihu Auditorium will be adrcsssed
b> Smith Curtis, Liberal candidate
at the forthcoming Dominion eU-cUou,
lot the constituency ot Kootenay, and
.). A. Macdonald, leader ot tbe
opposition m the British Columbia
house, lhe Cranbrook Liberal ass-ma tion wish it distinctly understood that this is to be an open meet-
"How to Increase the Circulation of iug in every sense ol   the word   and
irybody is invited to he present.
Scats wul be reserved for ladies and
it is hoped that a great many will
be present. Scuts will be reserved
for ladles and it is hoped that a
great many will be present. Tliis
will be one of thc best meetings of
*.he campaign and public issues will
be treated fairly and squarely by the
The Eagles drill team, which carried away the bulk of tbe prizes at
the Grand Aerie at Seattle, will be
seen at the Spokane fair this fall
ono night having been set aside for
exercises by the feathered tribe. This age,
niirht will be known as Eagles' nigh;
and lodges from all over tbe
Northwest are expected to be repr^
It- is expected that a reproduction
of the Seattle parade will be given
on Eagles' night, new floats beint
built to replace those used in Seattle
and which were left in the city after the parade. In Seattle the
Spokane Aerie created more favorable
comment than any other orcani7a-
tion in line and this fall the people of
the Inland Empire will have an opportunity of seeing the drill and degree teams in action.
Invitations will be issued by the
Spokane lodge to other nests in the
Inland Empire to be present with
their drill teams fot the big parade,
which will he held on the race track
to open tho celebration Eagles' nieht.
Manacer Cosgrove has arranged for
thc production of a number ot set
pieces in the fireworks displav to   be
••On tbt Frontier'* was the attraction at the Auditorium last Monday,
l ql> is cue ta ^ the many melodramas of western life introducing
sharp uhuottng" cowboys, wild and
wooly Indians and feminine characters of tbe western type. On the
whole the show was good and the
He acts were above the   aver-
lutes at tbe Auditorium
weie very pleasing this week **Tho
Athletic Woman," " L'ps and Downs
of a Hat and •■The Atlantic Voyage ' ttere feature fiims which were
distinctly -ltove tbe average, while
F. W. Reeves' rendering of "Any Old
Time At AH'" pleased large audiences.
At the Edison tbe feature bin: of
the week was "Tbe Story oi a
Fondling" and the other pictures
were all goud. The little vaudeville
theatre still holds its own as a popular amusement house. Mrs. Divebtfl
singing is always a leading attraction at    the Edison.
The members of the Alberta and
Eastern lintish Columbia Press as-
ociation passed through yesterday ou
:iven on that      evening   'jjortraying their way' to Nelson where the 'con-
figures pertaining to vcotlon Is being held today and tomorrow. They were a great bunch.
Many of them were here last September at thc convention held in Cranhrook. There were Dave Elton, tbo
sage of the sugar beet country, Captain T. B, Thomas and his son "'Ted"
of the Camrose Mail, a. Wyleo, of the
Claresholm Review, F. II. Schooley,
of the Lucombe Advertiser, F. W.
Oalbraith, Red Deer, Alta, A. A.
Carswell- ol the Red Deer Advertiser. E. T. Saunders and wife, of
the Pineher Creek Echo, S. R. Hod-
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help in decorating are asked to be view, E. Hagell, of the Lethbridge
at the church early on Saturday al- News and T. W. Oreen, ol the Mag-
fernotiu.- ■ Plans, tlowers Kind-vege- rathe Pioneer. They were all in good
t*bl«* fcwLoHrr p8r-d things       are  form and seemed bent on having      a
some of the
♦        ■
September 27th.
The Harvest    Festival and
ninth anniversary of the church
bo held on Sunday, when the Rev. E.
B. Ryckman, M. A., D. D., will   occupy    the   pulpit   at     11 and 7.30.
The church aiii be decorated for   the
occasion, and special musi- •wN-^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^_^^^—
rendered by the choir.     All who can htm and wife, of the Okotoks
i**l time at Nelson.
solicited- Gifts for the sale which
will take place on Tuesday should not
be sent until tbat day.    Plants that
are loaned should be marked witli the 	
name of the owner.    On Tuesday   at ""'" '
o'clock the annual supper will   lie (Nelson News.)
held uistcr the auspices of the Ladies     The ' Blach Hand" trial which   has
Aid of tbe church, in the gymnasium, lasted for several days was concluded
Tickets filtv   cents,  children twentv- tonight, lhe nine prisoners being found
five cents.     Sale of goods will    fol- guilt*        .it        8 o'clock      Sunday,
low the supper.    The provisions    for night,    the      30th.     They     were
the supper are needed at the gvmnas- brought before Judge Wilson and   re-
lum at 2   on Tuesday.   Will all who ceived ihe following sentences: Dom-
are    contributing   please take note'' tide   Mazlno,    seven     years, Frank
Ou Sunday afternoon   then* will be a Albernesse, sir years and six months;
rally for   the    Sunday school, open F Rocco, six years and three months;
session, addresses and recitations and S. Bruno, three   years, and N. San-
bright singing.    The pamits   of the
children and visitors are especially invited.     There will be an Interesting
musical programme for the day.
s ■
toni. two years, all to be served In
New Westminster. A. Vltale was
sentenced to one year in the Nelson
gaol, while G. Bartollo, Alia Jacinto
and G. F.trrari will each serve six
months in   thc same institution.
W. A. Macdonald prosecuted in be-
hall tit the crown.
Winnipeg, Sept. 22.-The first O. T. '
P. train left    Winnipeg for thc west * ^	
tills morning sharp   on time at 8.30 	
o'clock, officially inaugurating a new The Nelson fruit fair opened yestcr-
railrond and almost a new era tn the day and, as usual, is a tremendous
west. There was a large numher of success. Exhibits of fruits, vege-
railwav officials ami other citizens at tables, dowers, poultry and so forth
the C.S it. depot to flee It oil and it frnm all the Kootenay lake points
made a line appearance as the con- am) Creston arc on view. Thc at-
ductor in ehaige, Frank Nlddery,, tractions this year are said to be
igave Engineer Culbert tlie '''high better than ever before. Nelson tair
(ball." At lhe same moment tho is always one of the great annual
depot master broke a bottle of wine events of the interior of tbe prov-
on the engine when the wheels began Incc and ihis year will lie no efcep-
to tun. tion- TUB CKANIUtOOK II Kit A U>
Imperial Bank ot Canada
Savings Bank Department
Interest allowed on Deposits Irom date ol deposit
Cranbrook Branch. J. F. M. PINKHAM, Mgr.
Offer llm following Snaps for quick Siilc.   Small cash
liml monthly payments can In- arranged.
Near Soliool.   Only recently built.
6-R00MED DWELLING, $1600
Two Story,   "h Baker Hill.   All Modern luiptoveimtiitB
We have u few Bouses to Lot.   Call atvl see our Lint.
Beale  &  Elwell
None of our Companies refused to
losses after the Fernie Fire.   We
have the Real Insurance
that you need
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A number ol Bain and Chatham Second-hand Logging
Trucks. Just the thing Ior Tie Contractors to buy.
For particulars apply to
The East Kootenay Lumber Co.
Cranbrook, B. C.
Cranbrook Cafe
A lirst-elass Itcstuurnut. whore nil t|i« delicacies
of i In, Benson may be liml prepared in mi.-l, a
way as to satisfy the most epicurean fancy.
Our MERCHANTS' LUNCH, from ll n.m. to
'2 [i.m.  lias always been u feature with us.
(j. M. BLAKE -        Proprietor
The Dominion Elections
will   probably    take
place   before
November 30th, 1908
You want the news
of the campaign. The
" Herald will print
the news, and you
can get the "Herald"
from now until December 1st for
lll.uiiillim (dul ) Times.)'
it is remarkable liow events give
tlte IU' to Tory slanders, ami how
often ii is the fate i'f too newspapers
whieh disseminate them lo have to
give Ihem Ihe lie In iheir nwn news
eolumns. A stock Tory slander Is
that (he government has parcelled
out the land among its political favorites Only recently the Ottawa
Journal nave expression to the
slander in tho fuliowing words: "The
Innd instead of going dlreol to the
settler, has passed first through the
hands ol middlemen, friends of the
government, some of them now even
members ol parliament aod support-
iii" the government men who buv for
n song and sell or hold fnr thousands. The man who is to meet the
enhanced cost whieh the speculators
are to exact is the settler whose iu
terest tlie Liberal leaders ol 180;
pledged themselves to protect."
1 The Ottawa Journal, together with
such avowedly Tory papere as the
Ottawa f'iti/.en. the Montreal Gazette aral the Mail and Empire, pub-
lisliwl. this weok, despatches from
Winnipeg, dated Sept, I and 3. pfiving
particulars ol tlie rush made fur the
i.uid. which, on the former day wns
i In own open for settlement. This
land is. according lo the despatches,
HO.000,000 acres, and consists ot odd*
numbered sections, whieh the Conger-
• vative governmenl ' had reserved for
bonuses to railwav companies.
I The present government's not icy, on
lakiiin'. ollice in l»b«, was "The Land
for the settler", and It Immediately
gave notice of its intention to re-
: verse lhe policy of its predecessors,
iwliich was "The land for the railwav
ctiinpauies." Tiie obligations, which
lind been contracted by the Conservative government, had,'however, to be
jnliservcd, and all that lhe 1-ibeiat
government could do for tlte time be-
in" was to order the companies to
hurry up and select the land, which
lliey lia.il earned* and to get a move
mi with regard to the land, which
they were in process of earning.
Years passed hy while thi"* companies
were doing this, and it was not until
last- year that the last of the railway
hinds, granted under contracts made
by the Conservative government,
were finally selected, leaving thc
balance of the odd-numbered sections
available for settlement. The intervening months have been occupied in
clearing things up and making preparations for whai is now taking place.
T-he bind has been thrown open at the
[earliest moment possible, and the
! trovernment, at least, has thc satisfaction of completely fulfilling its
Ipledge that thc lands should he for
'the settler and not tho railway com-
in nles.
The following is a com trust ol   tiie
policies of the Conservative and Liberal governments:
|   Land for    the   railwav   companies
!l,S7K lo 1800:-
. Kailway laud grants  30,000,000
. Karniarked       for    railway
land grants  .{ii.umi.imii
Ilomesteaded  10,000,000
Land for the settler, 1807 to 1008-
[Hallway land grant's  Nil
Witiiilrawn     from railways
and   thrown   open to free
settlement 30,000,000
Ilomesteaded  35,501,(100
The railway companies were, it
■*nv\\      l-iio-wii,      uuinpuNrtl  ot  pu\it'icttl
friends of tbe . Conservative government, aud that: Is the reason       the
people's binds were dealt out to them
J so liberally.     In lact, the Conserva*
I tht government reserved for its po
lilieal     railway     friends  10,000,000
acres    more    odd-numbered sections
than the area surveyed actually provided for, and, it this superfluity hud
lievn taken into account in the above
contrast,    tho item "Karniarked   for
{railway grants" would hare been 40,-
1100,000 instead of    30,000,000,    The
I Liberal government    has taken    the
,3(Jt000,0Q0 acres,    "earmarked     for
j railway      grants,"    and    given the
settler immediate    access to    them.
(There does not appear in that to be
'[any. chance for     the middlemen-—the
imen who buy for a song and sell or
hold for hundreds of thousands      of
dollars.     Tbe Ottawa Journal, whoa
it penned the lines quoted, must have
-been thinking ol bygone days    when
| there were middlemen, and those mid'
illemen were the close political friends
of,the government.     They did,
was truly said, acquire vast areas Ior
'a song and sell     them for—not hundreds uf    thousands    of dollars—but
millions.     The Canadian Pacific rail-
[way company included many of    tbo
] late    government's    close   political
friends, uud    that company acquired
jt!l,000,000 acres of western land;   it
has sold seven million acres for $39,.
1106,000, and it    holds tbe remainder
Tur slill higher prices.     As tiie Ot-
tiwa Journal rightly said, the   man
who will have to meet this enhanced
cost, is the settler.    So It will     be
seen- that if tbe Journal bo regarded
as having referred to the time   when
ihe Conservative government was    in
ollice, it undoubtedly struck the bull-
The Conservative party, naturally,
does not, approve olThe latest action
of the government.; because the government has, undoubtedly, removed
Mbe spoils of tbe land from the friends
for whom thc Conservative party reserved them. This Is to be scon iu
the spirit which underlies the way Iu
which tiie Citizen's despatch uf Sept.
"U.has dressed up. It is beaded:
1 "Last Big Hush for Land. Three
hundred million acres given away.
Men fought tor places on the line.
'I'he police bad lo be presenl to keep
order., (ireat excitement prevailed at
centres." The three hundred million
of the heading is reduced to "upprox-
im.il.ely 3,000,000" in the body of the
lejHirt. The correct figure is 80,-
ouii.imu The statement Is also made
ibul manv of the homesteads arc
worth from Cti.liOO to $10,0(111, or
from $3n .to Ui'l an acre, which is
absurd and is only made lo muse
feeling against, the government by
an appeal to the Instinct ul envy,
which lurks beneath the surface bt
liaiiiau nature, and by shocking tbe
ideas of eastern people, not thoroughly aware .of the principle of western
developtunt, who think that something is lost by thc country when
land is given away, no matter to
whom, whereas, as a matter of fact,
when it, goes to tlte people who will
work it, a great deal is gained by
the country.
The exaggeration, both in the headlines and in the report, is evidently
intentional; and alms at-exciting the
meaner passions. Tbe statement
that it is the last big rush that can
ever be witnessed In North America
is, however, presumably an appeal to
the sentiment which sheds tears over
a dying race. And that is quite
creditable.     Uut,   bi it remeubertd,
it thc Conservatives had been in
power and had continued their policy,
the land, (or such a rush, would   not
have been available. The settlers lunate in the matter ol injuries was
would have had to buv at enhanced the child, who was Iwwtlv chewed and
prices (rom the Conservative govern-1 scratched during tlie time he was
meut's political Iriends. It is also |completely at the mercy of the
worth bearing in mind that there was bear in its den.    The bov will, how-
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bear about the arms and hands, and
he will carry the marks of claws
and teeth a long time.    More unfor-
110 rush for western lands during the
eighteen years of Conservative rule,
nnd as a matter of fact the demand
for bind was less in thc last than in
the lirst year of that rule.
Niagara Kails, Ont, Sept. 15.—At
the Liberal meeting held here tonight
Sir Wilfrid Laurier made a statcmcut
about the Hudson Hav railway whieh
will lie of extreme importance to the
West. Dealing with the transportation enterprises on which the government, has embarked, Sir Wilfrid said:
"Wo have undertaken the construction of another railway—the Hudson
Ray railway. The Hudson Hay
railway, I am sure, does not appeal
very mueh to the people of Wetland
county. It concerns more the people
of the West. Rut 1 sav to you,
gentlemen of Ontario, and you will
agree with inc. that, what concerns
one portion of the community concerns every part of lhc community.
(Cheers.) And you men from Ontario, yon arc ready to hear your
share of the burden which will ho
necessary to help the citizens in
other parts of the country. (Applause.) Rut you will not he called
upon to do anything mioou that, because we have provided that this
railway is to he constructed out of
the receipts from land whieh is set
apart for that very purpose.
"Now, we have come to the conclusion that ihis railwav is a necessity owing to the condition in which
our fellow-citizens in the west are
tilacod. This railway will give an
alternative or optional route. At the
present time all the wheat as soon
as it is tracked is sent out to Lake
Superior. We want io provide
another railway by Hudson Ray.
There will then tie the present route
and Die Hudson Hay route, and tlie
man who raises wheat- and cattle
will have two outlets for his production.
"We have been asked: 'Are you not
irolng to hurt the trade of tiie St.
Lawrence i( vou do that?' Oh, ve of
Utile faith, the trade of Canada is
too great even for these two outlets.
What we see coming will he more
than sufficient for both the St. Lawrence and the Hudson Bay routes.
"We have come to tho conclusion
that the time to build this railway
is now; not tomorrow, but now; and
now we have surveyors in the field
looking at the condition of tho country and preparing plans for us, which
wi* shall he prepared to put into execution a.s soon as we receive them:
"The government will build thc
rnilwnv, or rather somebody will be
entrusted with buildln- it for us, but.
whatever we do. all the terminals and
ill the elevators shall he built by
ihe government, and retained under
iill and every circumstance hv tbo
■ovcrnment, so as to insure the
largest measure of benefit possible to
the Canadian people In the northwest
Some of tbo Conservative journals
have said that the Lemieux Act was
useless because it was not successful
in averting the C. P. R. machinists'
strike. They forget the numerous
triumphs it has had and say it Is
useless legislation because it (ailed in
this one instance. The Hamilton
Herald, an independent journal devoted to labor interests does not
agree with this view. It sensibly
iwlgcs that legislation is to be judged
by its average attainment which in
tiie ease of the 1,-emieux Act is high
indeed.    The Herald says:
"A C. P. R. telegrapher was
eently discharged for a reason which
his fellow-employes deemed insufficient. Before the 1,-cinieux Act came
into force the dismissal of this (in-
uloye would probably have been
promptly followed bv a strike ol thc
C. P. R. telegraphers. But under
uresent conditions It would he unlawful for them to strike without having
first appealed to thc Dominion labor
department for the appointment of a
hoard of conciliation aird investigation. The board was annotated, end
it has investigated the dispute. A
majority of the board favor the
men's side of the case nnd would so
have reported, but the company has
anticipated the report hy reinstating
the discharged telegrapher and agreeing to pay him in full tor all the
time he has been out of work.
"Those who are disposed to te-
little and find fault with the Lemleux
Act because it failed to prevent the
strike of the C. P. R. machinists
should not forget this cose of the
telegraphers and the lorty other cases
where the net has been successful In
ending disputes promptly and ending
industrial war. An act which, In
forty odd cases, has done what It
was designed to Ao, but which has
failed in two or threo cases, cannot
fairly he said to have proved a failure. If the percentage ol successes
in favor of every law on thc statute
book were as great as the percentage
III favor of the Lemieux act, this
would he a law-abiding country talced.''
ever, recover,    though it is expectill
that be will be badlv marked about
thc body and limbs. Rut for the
timely appearance of Mr. Macdonell
the youngster would have lieen literally eaten alive.
The bear which captured the child
is an animal which has been kejtt on
tlie 0. P. II. hotel grounds at Kield
as a pet for tlie last four years. When
secured it was ,1 year old cub, but is
now a full grown beast. It is
chained, and its dm Is a semi-dugout, rooled over with Iocs and earth
at the eastern side of tbe "rounds
not far from the station platform.
Not until it attacked tlie child had
the animal displayed anv signs of
On Friday night voung Lynes,
whose father is a C. P. R. man stationed at Field, was playing in thr
vicinity of thc bear, which was pacing
[ibout at the end ol his chain. The
child got within reach ol the animal
which suddenly irrablied him and beat
a quick retreat into thc den.
Mr. Macdonell, who is managing
the regradc operations of the C. P.
R. at the Rig Hill east ot Field,
!v-"--ened to tie standing on the nlnt-
form and when thc alarm wns given
he unhesitatingly went to tho openta"
in (he den and grasping the animal's
chain started to haul bim out. lt
was a contest of strength on both
ides, hut inch by inch the man drew
the animal towards the opening and
finally with a ferocious snarl tho
beast bolted   through    the hole still
rasping the unfortunate child. The
bear lost no Ume in attacking Mr.
Macdonell, who gamely founht till be
secured the child. The bear was
subsequently shot.
Among the many brilliant scenes
that the production of "The Holy
City" presents, none is more sensationally superb than the one ta
which Salome, tlie beautiful daughter
if llerodias dances before King Herod
and his court. The gorgeous drapery
kalcidoscoped as butterfly wings in
rainbow rays, its folds rising ami
falling around and above her nimble
feet like clouds caressed by summer
winds, bending and swaying in harmonious motion to the enticing music
plaved, the royal dancer floats like a
bubble on the palace terraces, bewitching the intoxicated monarch,
who first offers half his kingdom, but
finally grants the head ol John, the
Baptist, as a reward for sensuous delight. Exquisite as arc the surroundings of this situation, its
Iramatic intensity is never lost;   the
ons*piraev and its fateful ending hidden for lite moment bv the n-Uuring
acting seldom witnessed on a stage,
Miss Mabel Mohr especially engaged
to plav Salome, giving to the difficult
role that fire and intensity which
the character demands. "The Holy
City" will lie presented in Cranbrnok 011 October 17th.
In  our issue of   August  l5Ui,     the
second after thc recent conflagration,
we published, under the caption of
"Fire Notes." an article reflecting on
a certain unnamed person, giving a
sort of fanciful explanation of the
frequent disasters which have befallen
thc town.
We may as well state frankly at
once that it was Mr. William Fernie,
to whom our city owes its name and
indeed its existence, that the article
rcfemil. Tbe relorence was perfectly
plain to any reader at all familiar
with the history ol thc city. We
now desire to explain to our readers
and to the Kamloops Sentinel and
uur other contemporaries which liave
copied thc item, that wc published it
without consideration, or any attempt
at verification, and upon making inquiries amongst old timers and others, we find that the story we pub-
li-shed was quite untrue and Inderal
Wo hope that Mr. Kernie and his
friends will accent this apology. Tht
District Ledger has no desire to reflect upon the character of anyone,
and having done so in this instance,
we are anxious to make all tbe
amends in our power,
(Signed) W. S. Stanley,
Manager District Ledger.
Fernie, H. C, September 18, 1908.
Mrs. Jcuc Dunsmuir has filed a
claim against her son, James Dunsmuir, lieutenant-governor ot British
Columbia, atfklng for an accounting in
the matter of funds handled by him
whilst her agent from 1800 to the
present. In addition to this Messrs.
Elliott & Sbandley, Mrs. Dunsmuir's
solicitors, have renewed an action
started in 1001 in which that lady
claimed the ownership ol certain
shares in the firm ol Robert Dunsmuir und sons in San Francisco,
which never came to trial. It is
over tbis same case lhat the law suit
witli Edna Wallace Hopper, Alexander
Dunsmuir's step-daughter, who claimed that the will leaving everything to
James was drawn at a time when
the maker was mentally incapable.
The interests represented iu these
suits arc said to involve between
twenty and thirty millions of dollars.
■■■# •
The Cranbrook Electric Light &
Power compauy who operate thc
Enst Kootenay telephone lines, are
extending tbeir system, having got
the franchise for the local system in
111.—Pulling a  Kernie.       Superintendent (juuin   has
lighting five-year-old black bear out of I purchased a quantity of wire and
its di-n by main strength, Mr. James other supplies and will start at once
A Macdonell, head ol the engineering Ito inaugurate the Kcrnie system. This
nnil contracting firm of Macdonell, will mean that, thc long distance ser-
Gzowski „ Co, of Vancouver, rescued vice between the coal metropolis and
the etghl-year-old sou of William tbe capital of the Banana Belt will
Lynes from certain death at Field be of thc very best and besides a
lasl Friday night.      Mr. Maodonell's  Cranbrook subscriber can get in touch
with any one he wants in Kcrnie without any delay.
The genuine optimist is Uie man
who cheerlully gets along without an
automobile and gladly waits the time
when airships will he within reach of
heroic deed is the talk of the Rocky
Mountains today.
Single handed, unarmed arid at tbe
ris-i of his life, Mr. Macdonell, who is
a giant iu stature and a man of
great strength, fought the enraged
hear Ior llm possession of his prey
and finally after five minutes of a his purse.
most desperate struggle he tore   thel ——
child from the grasp of the beast. I It is very easy lor a man to he
With the youngster safe it was a (good naiured arouhd the house when
matter of only a minute before Mr.■. everything goes smoothly, but com-
Macdoncll was able to break away , mend us to tbo man who can keep I
from his antagonist. sweet and help keep the children   ia- J
In the    encounter    Mr.   Maeitonell  terestod while thc mother is taking an
was severelj  scratched      by       the afternoon oB. I
B. E. WALKER, President
ALU. LA1H1I, Central Manage!
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
I Reserve Fund, -   5,000,000
DRAFTS AND   MONEY ORDERS sold, nnd money transferred by
telegraph or letter.
COLLECTIONS made in all parts of Canada and in foreign countries.
FOREIGN BUSINESS.    Cheques and drafts on the United Statu,
Great Britain and otlier foreign countries bought and told. •"*
R. T. Brymner, Hanajter Cranbrook Branch
Dont fait To $,ecf:
•* increase!
>j*lrv ond PoaShtuvs.
*iia*gtt***_   -*A ic9a.ee.
5 6-7
concLUDinQ wnr*]i*isc~
WCfff TO ROW 1*1 COS(',RO'*..->Lc5l-^.ai&HBfe'O».&i-0CK.5e0W\!lt
-**,*    , ih PRIZt_JLl5l*B!efOlff*itf|^V*'l,9Q*c*>-V-vl5-*.
-RtDUCCD'-'RA!-J^<^P?-iS3;¥-X        .
Wu linvu lot-j of Milk and «-,■ am bound totfot riilof it. Prices!
I pint pi'i'ilny     10,'uai'Ls I'or 8l.un
I .plan I'i'rilay    ll      ■■ I,IX)
1   ■■ ■■   '    12     " 1.00
1 lOiHim     "       ....      lil     " 1.00
2 Millions nnil over por dny    1-1     " 1.00
I 'rt-ani. p,*r ,|iiart. alle : rates for lur^'r ,'iianlitit-K.
Skin, Milk    25 quartb for $1.00
l!,ill,-i*iuilk. ivliou iv,- have it       111 ,',-uls per quart
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If yuu ure intorenieil, wiitetunl my what yon want,   (five it
d-PB(iri|)iion uf iiu* location ot your stream nnd *|irfng; il-4 she. \o*
neat ly iin ymi ran tell it, mul tbe iip|tro.\iimitoelevaiioit of the (tlncea
t ►    win*-re vuu desire thu water forced; nnv how much wtter vou need—    ' *
■ " •< i
i '
i >
will Ltlve It. and I will tulvlaeymi hk to what I enn do for you aud whnt    ] [
it will cost. , t
H.   Y.   PARKER - ♦
,,   I'liiiM*: i;i
I'.O. DOX 11
A. C.   Bowness I
Wholusiilt. Uonlor lu
Wines.  Liquors and Cigars
Wo   recoiiiinoiiil   I'.  Dawson's   SCOTCH  WMISKII-IS lis   i
(Iiu best.   An,l Moluliui-'s RED CROSS GIN,
All other t-liiiiee linuiila kepi in slock.
AGENT   FOR   T.   LABELLE   4   CO.
To clear for Blocklllkillg, »,< will reduce the prices on I lnts to
UIII.IXJi Timothy, fc'll.llli; Wheal. lilll.OO.    Strictly sp,,| ciibIi,
Family   Groceries
That emitraeeH » great many things, und n Hat woulil till »
neWDpaper. So we itimply wnut to impress the laid thut our
Hhielf eiubriiees all the Hues needed in a home uud usually
carried in u Grocery.
We strive tn have all good* delivered promptly,   Telephone
orders solicited.
J. HANNINQ Tvir^ii
P. O.lllOX 33
Hindi' of pure materials, mixed
with skill governed l»y ex«
pi'iit'iuv. applied by thoroughly
com potent mechanics, STAYS
Tlm l'i'rt,'ii'',il Painter iiitil Decorator
THE '<•
II you stop here one*;
you will look for
llie 'bus when you
visit Calgary again. I'roprietor   i>
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{Rambling Reveries
drowning, hut tie will remember all
the days of bis life the time bis
iiiolli-r iiuitle liim wait until lhe coin-
panj  had eaten.
Ckksi l*nt Lodge No, 3d
Cranbrook, B. C.
Meets every 2nd awl III, Tuusday al
s p.m. at Pratornity Hail.
E. F. .luhnsuu, C. C.
.1. i.. Walker, K. ol P.. .I* s.
Vlsltlse  kratbrse  cordially mult,
to attrai.
I.IMI.F.    key Cil. Iod,.
No. 43. Meet* every
Monday    niRln    »i
New     Fraternity    Hall.      Sojourn-
Ing Oddtellows coidlally Invited.
V. S. LiddH.-o.itt, Win. Il.inis.
N. O. Sec'y.
Try a   Case ot
Two  Dozen   Pints   $2.50
liquid to Guinness'.   The finest  lievcrage on the market
for family anil talilo use,    Imparts vigor and
health, uud tones up the l,o,ly generally
Brewer, Craubrook,  B. C
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Canadian Hotel 1
_ BI
@f One of the pioneer hotels of Cran- |g
U brook.   Warm rooms, good meals Q
Sand a bar stocked with the best gj
S3 , Bt
1 Joseph Brault, Proprietor I
BI tm
Ben lo announce ihal  they are now open to [five estimates
' I   for Contracts, lur^u or smull.   All »ur ipmlutiuiianre reason- ♦
',',   able, and iintkiim bul lirst-olass work.     Let us quote you >*
for your 1,nil,linu. mid ipnre our prices with nil others in •
town. *
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New nn,l Strictly First-Class Tsi.RPllO-SB 2086
Aiuerieiiii I'laii, $2.50 por day up
(.'has. 11 iiitnicv, Proprietor.
Cor, Seymour anil Cordova Sis,   •, a   /* ','.
o-Ltso. P. R. station     Vancouver, B. C. ::
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Dezali's Livery, Feed and
Sale Stable
!!   Pine Ilrivcrs, II iiidsmii .• Rigs antl Comlorlahle Stables  ; >
,, ,,
Automobile for I'icnics, Rides and Trips lo !
siirrmiiitliiiR towns
i i
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New ManiiKeiiienl Improved iu Kvery Way
Cranhrook,   li. C.
GUST. ANDEEN, Proprietor
Our Mulb.: " The Host is None Too liood."
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Cr,nhr„„k L,»Ji-c. No j.
A. P. 4 ». H
Ke-I„l.i roei-lln-cn „l
I*. ll,l,« Tbu,.,I.,
„l ...iy  mouth
Visiting btell N welcomed.
S. II. Hoskins, W. M.
I*-. W. Connolly, secretary.
Cranbrook Aerie 967
Meet every   Friday     evening ut *
p.m., in Carmen's Hall.
Thos. Cole, W. I".
Chas. Smith, Secretary.
Vlsltlug brethreu cordially invited
Meet at U. ut L. F. IUU 2nd   aud
lib Saturday each month.
Visiting bieihren always welcome
J. E. Larrigan, w. M.
.lohn Mel.,,,n*,lil.ui, I'.ec. Sec.
i: Presbyterian eiMircbi:
Sunday morning service at 11 ''
u'cluck ,,
Sunday   evening    service   at''
7.311 o'clock
Sunday      Schuul   and     llilile
Class at 3 o'clock
Presbyterian   fluild, Tuesday,
at 8 o'clock
t'rushient: T. H. Uili,
Secretin*}-! Obuhub Ashivuhtii
l*'„r ii,f',rm:,li,,i, regarding llliulfl
nml ugi'lcllltilHi „,,|,ly I,, ll„'
Seeietsiy, Cliuilirnok, li. C.
Old >I,„,-f M,„le Sow.
All Kiml*- ol liepilirillg-
, ,ive nn* u ,'all      ::      ::
In Oranlirook, ll. P.
A choice location ami ngood lot.
tio,„l tool liitu.e and Itnin on
,, premises.   W'aterivoikflonlol.
Forpnrtiuillnra Rpplyto "K.C.1
i I Herald Office.
Old Curiosity
JIISKPH H   Mel KAN.  Proprlelor
Ileal,,,* i„
All Classes ol Secondhand Ooods
I'nriiiliire ,,l All Kinds, Isllh
New uicl S,*,*,„,,l l,:n,'l
Sage's Old Stand, Hanson Avenue
Each heart has its hoard nf treasures
Safe hul from the eutlous eye,
lis tokens of bynone Iionrs,
■lust to remember by.
\  rose from the old homo garden,
A riim that the loved used to wear,
\ mother's well-worn Bible,
A tress of sunny hair.
\  locket, a hunch of violets.
Together the treasures lie.
Dent fragments of long-lost days,
■lust- to remember h\.
There are    yellow  time-fitained     letters.
\!1 tied with ribbon blue,
A box ol battered playthings,
A baby's tinv shoe.
How ollen in the hush ol twilight,
Each    kcopsako   wo view    witb a
Then tenderly imt them Iwcls in place,
■lust to remember by.
Tlm pretty girls whose faces arc
Iheir fortunes, soon r,o Into the hands
il receivers.
Tho reason why people succeed who
mind their own business is because
there is so little competition.
Then' Is nothing more tantalizing to
<i home all primed to scold-ahoul
omethtnsr, and find company there
ml ho obliged to act agreeably.
Do nnt be ashamed of doing the
smallest thing that is helpful to
others. The opportunities for great
usefulness come rarely, but the small-
r tilings are always at hand, anil he
who docs them constantly is ol great
usefulness, and sometimes when the
great opportunity comes it- is only
the one who has trained hlm-sel! in
the little things lhat have come before who is master of llie -situation.
He kind, he faithful, he true to all
who have anv claims upon vou.     Bo
1 miss ;i chance to do a favor tu
those who need your help, and    you
nnni full to become useful men and
women and of such, the world has
'eat ii red.
Is she not the very sparkle and
sunshine of life?—a woman who is
happy because she can't help it—
whose smile even the coldest sprinkle
f misfortune cannot dampen. Men
make a terrible mistake when they
marry for lieatity, or tor talents, or
for style. The sweetest wives are
those who possess lhe magic secret of
being contented under any cireiim
stances. Hieh or poor, high or tow,
it makes no difference; ibe bright
little fountain of jov hubbies up just
as musically iu their hearts. Bo
they live iu a log cabin',' The fire on
its humble hearth becomes brighter
than the gilded chandelier in an Aladdin palace.
Where is the stream of life so dark
and  nnpropitious     that  the sunshine
' i lumpy face falling nn the turbid
tide will nol awaken an n'nswerln^
Sometimes the hasty word has been
spoken, the sharp, snappish word been
.tirelessly uttered in the home circle,
i'he true wife's heart so often bleeds
ut the bitter, thought less, but cut-
tinii word ol a husband. When sbe
gone to heaven and he "weeps o'er
her bier" he will remember it.
Somottmes tlte husband rinds no
warm tjiss ol affection and sweet
cheery word ol welcome at thc door
nd fireside, when nt nightfall he
comes home weary and heart-heavy
from toil whieh may have yielded
small return. Oh, my Iriends, how
bright our homeo ought to lie! Kind
words, loving deeds and pure aflec-
tion should rule in them. Are thc
little ones made to feel that home is
the sweetest, cheeriest, best and
brightest spot this side of glory?
From allurements abroad which   just
flatter the eye,
Will lhc heart unceasingly turn   with
Chewiaf Mac*
The big black plug.
Provincial Land Surveyors
kul'Viv iv> neill eiiiiieRmNi)
Estimates Furnlslied
Port Steele P. 0. lies 26.
Oranlirook P. o. bus II,
" Telephone 171.
Oili,*., In Cranlirook: Keid Illuek.
WaW«.  B C.
I'.U'I. ST. JOHN, I'roprleto
Bouih east Kootonay'u (lrent
Summer Itesort
Juat the place to spend a few
days' vacation
Bar stocked with Uie i-e-t
Bitting Berries Hrst-dura
Cbnifuimhle Booms
MaiiuFucturors mul Healers
Detail \V,,rk a Spouinlty
Now growing in our nurseries fot
the tall trade:
yu.uuo peach, apricots, nectarines,
■berry, plum, prune, pear and apple,
in all tbe leading varieties.
lHii.iHiu small fruits.
lu.oou oiUiinn-iit.il trees iu all tbe
leading varieties ior B.C.
Strictly home grown wlluout  nu-
fii tion and nut subject to damage
mm fumigation.
Stuck of bulbs to arrive ia Augu
iuuu Japan, France *ud Holland.
Inw   supplies,  spray  pump*, seeds,
lie page catalogue tree,
VANCOUVt-R * * B. C.
1, James 11. Drewett, of Nelson,
B. 0., gift notice that 1 will appi)
tor a license tu ptusptvt for coal auu
peUuicuiu uu thiic following described
und.! oa Fording Itiver:
Commencing at a post piautoi on
the uorlb-vast corner oi Lot 6W-J,
uience east au chains, Uienco soutn
&u cliains, Uieute west m chains,
tlience north flu chains Uj plaee ui
Jas, 11. Drewett, Locator,
J. 1*. ItobeiUun, Agt'Ut.
Bated this 6th day ui August,
under Section 37 must tie coiuuienced
before Uie issuance ol sueh t'ertilicats
i,i Improvement,
O. C,   Heattie.
Dated this     37th  day ol   August,
1808. 23-9t
Geo. R. Leask & Co
>nr work iq our advertisement, but*
put this ud in tbe Heruhl lo
tmiphaflixw il.
Take notice that 1, William A. Hub
lias, will apply to ihe Board ul License -Commissioners ior the City ol
Craubrook; al its next meeting uciu
alter this date tor the transfer fium
myself to V. Hyde Bakr. ut tbe license t-o sell intoxicating liquors tn
retail in the premises knoau as the
Wentworth Hotel, situate on Lou
13 und 14, Block U4, in tbe said City
of Craubrook,
William A.  Koliins.
Bated  August 29th,   1008.        84-61
Near Lower Armstrong Avenue
f     DATE TAILORING     z
In tt[>riti<r S'lUiiie I'li'iilft* niii'W in
ii.li! ninl f.MVrti. Wlml more tlt'ilug
M mn to tiiw'iml tint h iinbru tit am ol
tvl'iti'i-nn.l array oui*1!! in eloMira
wliii'li llltbialy rvllect lU« joy of tiff
■ ui tilu i >r)i uieler miun,v hWIm,
Ymir tuMul r. view ol mir nprlng
I'sllitilt   will  rtiiKgCMt   ltd ii(il>toiiritite
M.-ll-Cl 1(111.
ItATK TklMltm
Nelson's Leading Hotel
It,,„,„*, wilt, Hat In.   'l'l,,,Ile in
every room
Hartal* Shop oii tlio |iromino8.
1T„,roughly llp-ln-dutn.
Rales, $2 00 a day and up.
14KO. P. WKI.U), Pi,i|,ii„l„,*
II.   IllMKIM, Man,,*-.,,
While lar distniil  it in sadness may
And sins in sweet melody "tliere was
lit, place like lionio."
We olten find larmers who lose no
chance of securing machinery lor saving labor on the larm, but who don't
think anything about thc machines
that save labor in the house. Tiiat
Is out ot their province, ond they
don't seem to care enough about lt
give the matter any attention
whatever. Such treatment is calculated to discourage tli.e woman. It is
the worst kind of selfishness. A woman's worh on the larm is quite os
hard os a man's If the man could only
bo made to realize it, bul—he won't
in many cases. He consults his own
interests, and lei's his wile -get along
the best way sbe can, forgetful that
her interests arc identical with his
ran, and should be so considered hy
hiin, Lighten the inbors ol the
women all vou con. Don't think
it will encourage idleness to introduce articles nl labor-saving machinery in the kitchen, lt never has
done so, and it never will. Hack ol
Ihe machine is Ihe woman, and the
woman on the farm will always find
enough to do.
Your household piety will lie the
crowning attribute ot your |ieacctul
homo—the -'crown ol living stars"
lhat shall adorn tlie night ol its tribulation and ol the pillar ol cloud
and ol lire in iw pilgrlmago to a
"belter country." It shall strew
the lamily with lhc dowers ol promise ami enshrine Ihe memory ol l„vcd
ones gone before, in all thc Irograncc
of that "blessed hoiie" ol reunion In
heaven which Iiionui up irom a dying
hour. It shall give to the inlant
soul its "perfect flowering" and expand it in all the lullness ol a generous love and a conscious blessedness,
making il "lustrous in the livery ol
divine knowledge." And then in
the dork hour ol home separation and
bereavement, when "Hie question is
put to ttiec, mourning parents, "Is it
well with thee?" ynu can answer
with joy It is well!"
A boy will target In a moment
when his mother rescued hlm     Irom
iv,- tu'll everything from   Amu-
iitnl.ili'K to Huliv C't.rrittK'*.
WV huy ntiytltlntf under the mm.
OlMt stock ill H'KMTI.'ltK and
CAltl'KT.s now on Imml.
Don't yon want  h  »tovt>-'   Tlio
winter in I'tuuiiiK.
r       BitiiHiiu Ave.    •   (traiibrook      ( (
(Form ¥.)
Take notice that I. .lames A. Harvey, Free Miner's Certificate No
""8, acting as agent fot Ike M.
Ely,   Free   Miner's Certificate    No.
B17121," Intend, sixty days from
the dat« hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements,   for the   purpose    ot
ibtalatog a Crown Grant of the
above dalm.
And further take notice that action, undet section 37, must be commenced before tbe Issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated   this   27th day   ot   August,
A.D. 1908.
24-H J. A. Harvey.
1 hereby give notice tbat thirty
days after date I intend to apply to
iht Chiel Commissioner of Lands and
Works (t.r permission to establish a
public highway frutu a point on the
t-vasun toad Dear Kish Lakes ia Lot
No. b7ti, Group One, East Kootenay
District lie..,.'. (6.78) six chains and
Kovcuty     - two       links north,
eighty-three degrees east
Irom tlie S. W. corner ol Lot No.
B70- Uroup One, thonce 1-3.84) ninety*
lour links south, il
degrees west to ths
southern boundary ol Lot No b7e,
Uroup      Ono, tbenee soutb
twenty   - nine        degrees, west
lli.SUi six cbains and thirty-
six links, (.omiKJziing a portion ul
Lot .no. 312, Gioup One, lo tbe
northern boundary ot   Lot No. t>u3ti,
roup One, *-i   a point about tti.ouj
x cuains irom the N, E. corner    ot
nt No. i>u,iu, Group One.
Baud Aug, 7th, 1908, 24-tit
A. J. Urea.
^ tii
Take notice in<ii 1, Charles Ki;u>-
ensmith, ui Llao, D. u., uccup^Uou,
uUi Keeper,    mu-ud    to appi)  iwi
rmissioo to purcbase the umuwii.4
UesuribeU lanU.
Commenciug at .*■> post plauted <-n
lhe t-uot bouudutj ui iu- Cruws Nc*t
buutbern rtght*of-waj, ujoui tu
chains *>on\h ui tii« b.W. cornet 01
Lot B74-B, uiouji t>ne, thence lumuufi
east io L*.k. river, thenee Iouohu.q
um Kivei southerly to a point w
rhains south, tbeuco wwl to tbt
uuiuMiid boundarj ol the Urows Nest
suutbero u^l-ol-wity, tbenee lolluw-
11.& lbe saiu boundary ui said u-jut-
ii-wttj to the point oi commuueomuut
md containing no acres, more or less,
ubas. Klingensmith, Locator,
Jul) Mb. 18U8, i,-n
Tamj   nouvo   thut   Catherine   Uo-
Inncs, ul hlKimjutu, wife ut M. Me-
limes, mu-iuis to »\i\n) lot jivLtuit-
stou lo puteiusu lbe [Otlowlttg Ae.-
ciiOvti l-i-Uii:
Lummenciug ..; a pust planted <**
tbe intersection 01 tbe eastern tiuuuu-
aiy ot the rigbt-of-way ol Phe Crows
Nest Southern Kailway, wuu ths
northern boundary of Lot i-,i, uioup
Ono, Kouieuay District, thence east
mlou,; said : .'Liiij.ii> M' cliains, tbenee
uoiiu au chains, thence west to the
easH-iu boundary oi Loi 1148, Uroup
une, thence south to the southeast
coiuu 01 Lot iUl, Uience west aluug
the suuthern boundary of said
Block 4148 to the eastern
buLLOaty ul the nghw>f-way ul tbe
iivi-i Nest fcuJiaern Railway, thence
south along tbe said eastern bound-*
iry o£ s-iva right-of-way to the puiut
;umiueticement and contaiuing IM)
acres, more or less.
Catherine Mclnnes.
Dated June J3rd, laub. 17-St
(Form F.)
Winnipeg. Port William,
Duluth. St. Paul, Sioux Citv
New Vork.	
St John, N. ».
St. Louis	
til I IIS. 511
tn 105.00
.   #117.50
Ottawa       #IOH.50
Halltax          #i:il.20
Sydney, C. B. #IJ»II.SH)
Tickets on Rale MAY 4 and IS,
.1 UN K 5, li, l» und 211, .1V I.V .1, 7. 82
and IIII,  AI'lillsT ,*,, 7, lil  mid •!>.,
lisis.   First  CIiim.     lio I   Trip.
Ninety Dnys' Limit.
Boutrs.—-Theso tirketH an- good
via any rccognine.1 r„,it,:K In on,- or
both directions. To destination!, **ast
nl OIiIcako are goo.1 via lhe ilreat
For (iirtber Information, llnies,
SIhi'imiiii Onr lli'.erralion*., ot,'.,
apply to
i. k. Mtrntmis.       i. «ioi*,
II. P. A.. II. I'. *.,
Notice is hereby given tbat an
order bas tliis day been made by 1' *.*
Honorable tbe Chief Justice, Gordun
Hunter, tor loo amendment of the
plan ol tbe Townsite of Hosmer, said
plan Iieing filed in the Land Registry office at Nelson, II. C, and there
numbered 772 and loi thc filing ol
amended plan unless objections thereto are filed with tbe Registrar ,,f the
Supreme Court ol British Columbia
at Victoria, II. C, within six weeks
ol the lirst publication of tbis notice.
Tbe amended plan wliich shows the
proposed amendments and petition
may be seen posted in the office ot
tbe Government Agent at Cranhruok.
Dated tbis Uth d.,v ui August,
W. K. Ourd.
Solicitor lor tke Elk Vallev Dciclup
ment Company, Limited.
First publication 27th of August,
1(108. 23-61
Take iiui.ee that 1, James A. lUr-
icy, K.M.C. Nu. 1380, acting as
agent lur James T. Laidlaw, Free
Miner s Certilicate No. 6353, intend,
sixty days Irom date hereoi, to apply to tbe Mining Recorder lor a
Certificate ol Improvements, lor the
purpose ul ubtaimng a Cruwn Grant
ul the above claim.
And further take notice that actio:,, under section 37, must be cuui-
meuccd before tbe Issuance ol such
Certilicatc ul Improvements.
Dated this filth day ol June, A.D.,
19-10t James A. Harvey.
(Form F.)
Any available Dominion
itiiin the Railway Belt ia British
Columbia, may be homeataaded by
any person whu is tbe sole bead ol a
family, or any male over 18 years ol
age, to the extent ot one-quarter ieo-
tion of I'.u acres, more or less-
Entry must be made personally at
the lucal land ollice tor the district
ii, which t.e land is situate. Eutiy
by pruxy may, however, be made ou
curtain conditions by Hie lather,
mother, son, daughter, bro.her or
slater of an intending homesteader.
The homesteader is required to per-
li.iii, the conditions connected tl.ue-
**..*.:, undei one ol the lollowmg it*ut.
tl) At leant sii months rcideues
upuu and cultivation ol tbs land la
each year lor three years.
(2). II tbe lathet (or mother,
il the lather is deceased), of the
homesteader resides upon a larm la
Iho vicinity ol the land entered lor,
the requirements aa to residence may
be satisfied by sueh persou residing
with tbe lather dr mother.
(3). li the settler baa bis per-
niancnt residence upoa larmiu-g land
owned by him ln tbe vicinity tf bis
homestead, the requirements as to
residence may be satisfied by residence upon tke said laad.
Six months' notice ia writing
should he given to the Commission.*
of Dominion Lands at Ottawa ol l»
teuiiun tu apply lor patent.
COAL—Coal mining rights may ha
leased Ior a period ot twenty-one
years at an annual rental of tl per
acre. Not more than 2,570 acres
shall be leased to one Individual ot
company. A royalty at tbe rate oi
" ill be collected oa
Take notice that  t, O. C. Beattie,
F.M.C. No. B63M, Intend (10    days
Irom   date hereof to apply   to    the
Mining Recorder  lor a Certificate of | five cents per ton
Improvements lor tbe purpose ot oh- tlm merchantable eoal mined,
tainlng a crown    grant ot tbe above i W. W. CORY,
claim. Deputy ot the Minister ol the Interior
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tu legular advertisers,
If vou desire lo reach the people of
.Suitlli Enst Knnteuay yuu must att
ver Hue in Tlie Herald.
Tlie Herald has a fust class job
plant, and its work is nl the best.
Tlie Herald don't want charity. It
aunts a srpiare deal on your job
work, jf we can't suit you in quality find price, kick, anil send youi
work in some Cheap John house in
the east that never spends a cent in
Nut mauy years nuw remain
to iue.     The SHOWS ul winter
have taken the place uf spring;
but, however 1 mav show the
lavages of time, my heart still
remains young, and 1 feel that
1 have as   mueh    strength as
ever Ior    tbe    service   ot my
country,    in spite ol my sixty
years, of   which so much has
beeu spent    in  the service ot
the Dominion, I am sure that
somo time remains for me yet
Io o|ipose those sinister combinations, and especially have
1 a tooth for the unholy alliance between the Castors and
the       Conservatives.        Our
greatest work for the advancement of   Canada is     the const ruction of the (Irand Trunk
Pacific, which means so mueh
for our country's future, and
with which     1 hone mv name
will be chiefly associated. Tbe
inure we know about this Uue
the more we see its advantages
to Canada.       In lact, its advantages   nre   already   being
felt, as even nnw it is talcing
iis imrt in the transportation
of the     western    wheat crop.
Within two years we shall see
(bis line running from Moncton
In Winnipeg, onenlug up trallic
Ui now empires nf the north,
where generations vet, to come
will be able to settle and make
their livelihood.     I tell you in
all sincerity that   I  want to
carry the combine neneral e'ee-
tion    in order     to finish this
great    work, and    when it is
completed     I shall be content
In sav    with   the   ntophet   nf
nld:      "Lord, now   let    Thv
servant   depart    in peace."—
The Premier -at Sorel.
of partj
W'lia did  ii
questions        is         well where there is a better town
ami            the        people Cranhrook for its size and age.
late    the    fact        tbat      it 	
oinleiiiiieil bonestv fot the sake     Canada can boast uf a glorious fact
y, and never mtsrepro- and that is that Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
s   ooUimus any itatenieut premier ol   the    Dominion, and Mr.
. paper or    au individual llorden, leader "f the opposition, are
t  agree    with it in poli- men of unquestioned integrity,
i upon any otlier question.        j .
- It,    11.     Dennett, ot   Calgary, has
uot securing property in    tbo    city  IN THE WORLD'S   OPEN'   MAK-
and building a bouse.    There is    nu ■ KET.
bettor investment than a lot and    a , , 1
bouse in a growing town,     tlet     in „.	
and buy. I (Toronto World.)
niiih CurWs will sweep this (lists ami that is why die Conserva-
organs are resorting to personal
se and slander in their attempt to
at him.
come to ^^^^^^^
lengo to Duncan Marshall for a joint
discussion. Mr. Dennett will surely
be grabbed on such a proposition.
Tho Herald trusts tbat the election  i
in ihe Kootenays will lie  bold at the ,,
same time   as the general elections.
Mi. Curtis   is    in lavor    of       the
.Mi. Davidson, the Socialist candidate, in his speech Wednesday night,
nf last week nt Nelson, said' that
Mr. Ooodove had shown as mayoi of
Kossland thai he was not a friend ol
the laboring man.
1 Cranbrook
also increaM
itieal life   with a cha!   ptopwrit-kw    and    the Herald   lurpcs
  »f-—»--" •--     ' ■ ■   that he will have an opportunity  to
meet the electors of this district
at llie fttmo time as the general
elect lull tal.es place. However, it is
to tho   beneiit   of ilie Conservatives
il they nro sincere iu their belie!
tbat Mr. Borden will bn sustained
thai a l.ve election Iw held.
wants a high school ami
■I quarters for the school
Smith Curtis
is a sure winner.
open I
lion lint'
ti< tu by
limo. ^^^^^^^^^
TTm Herald gives n dollni
in value fot a ilollur in money, Tin* mlvertieor Ima the
right io know what Im in
reeelviiifi   I.n   bia   money.
Tin. Hem 1,1   iH   ,    !,.,,„„.
thai courts inviwiiligallon.
hut make a clean, honest fight and
when tlm battle is over go right ahead
boosting Cranbrook and the Kootenays.
In 1900 the Conservatives cried fur
a higher tariff. In 1004 it was government ownership. In 1908 it Is
scandal.        In 11)12    it   will be
"Oh, Lord, anything to get office."
Every reader of the Herald sliould
uad the groat speech delivered by
Smith Curtis at Nelson last week).
I, i>'. iv Simpson, manager ol thu
Cranbrook liurald, do herehy state
thai, llu' pressman's books show, .uul
that I „ave every reason tu believe
that the circulation ol Hit' Herald loi
t lit- past, three months has been
17.lllll copies, divided as follows:
Issue of June 1   1.116
Issue of June 11  1,169
Issue ul .lune 18 1,160
Issue of June 2.1  1.176
Issue ol
Issue ol
Issue ol
Issue of
Issue ol
■luly 2 ...
•'"ly » ...
July 16 ...
-luly 23 ...
•luly 3(1 ...
Issue ol
Issue ol
Issue of
Issue of
August II
August 13
August 20
August 27
Neither the Liberal party or
Conservative   bave a monopoly
the morality   and integrity ot    tbis
world.   Human nature is pretty much-
like wherever you find it.
llmi. T, II. Daly will contest Brandon against tbe Hon. Mr. Sifton.
lh.it settles Mr. Sifton. He will be
returned to parliament and Mr. Daly
will wish that he had his Winnipeg
job ngalh.
The display of apples made in Mie
iv imlow of the Fink Mercantile °°m-
panv tbis week by It. A. Kimpton is
lurther evidence of the fact that the
Windermere country is a great fruit
Mr, Bowser has gone east to assist
Mr. Borden. The two B.'s will lie
kept busy.
Let us have -\ new city building.
Keep boosting for more school facilities.
Cranbrook kt+pK constantly improv-
The  Herald  subscription  list keeps
Dave Elton, who has forsaken the
editorial chair for tho wig and
gown says that the prima facia evidence that he is out of tho newspaper
business is that he is wearing
fur-lined coal. .And mind you
comes fn>ni Sunny Southern Alberta
11 is announced that Senator IL W.
Scott, who has been secretary ol
tatc in the Laurier cabinet: ever since
i> was formed in 18%, is to retire
Hum office. He lias bad a lung and
honorable public life. He wus bom
in 1825. He was elected to the Onlarlo legislature in ixii" uud was
speaker uf that body and afterwards
commissioner ui crown lands, He
was appointed lo tbe senate by the.
Into Alexander Mackenzie, and served
as secretary of state iu his cabinet.
lit all his loug public life, Senator
Sent i ims preserved an unblemished
reputation. He is a mun whom to
know is to respect and honor.
Smith Curtis has stilted that he
prefers the. election in the Kootenays
io la- held u.t Uie same time as ihe
general election. If it is not, and
the Conservatives arc sincero in
Hicir statement that Mr. Borden will
io Canada's next premier, then the
dvantage is entirely with the Conservatives, Hence, why all this up-
Medicine Hat has passed an anti-
spitting by-law. Will the town enforce it is the next question"?
What   Craubrook   needs    is   about  .
twenty-five canine   funerals.     There   '     •
nre too many worthless nnd in somo ;!'',""'.'
cases dangerous curs running loose.
il railed t
*"'  ligation
Mi.   llorden   aud   Mr. Ames
, talk about the terrible    ir-
n      scheme        at Modi-
Hnt when speak-
thai city, The reason ul Ibis
is lhe fact Unit the action of lhe
ii..iM'innu'11'i m that land de.il is np-
iiioved bv Liberals and Conservatives
alike who know the circumstances,
ami Wnuld resent nny words uf con-
demon Hon along this iim*. It is
easier (o lull-, about Western scandals
in (he East and eastern scandals in
the west.
Every man in    ('ranbrook    should
take    advantage of   any opportunity
presented to boost the towu iu which
he lives. Where is there a better
better chance 1o make
better opening for prosperity thau in this town ol Crntt-
hrook? Vou can take the men who
are in business iu this towu tit the
present time and witb thv
lion of one or twu tlicy started
in business in this tOWII uu a slnxv
stlillg and today they are prosperous. This is diiv to the fact that.
Craubrook is the natural commercial center of ibis dislriet aud business gravitates to tbis town.      Tho
Krom tho articles iu some of tbe
misvtvative papers, especially those
ul the high protectionist wiug, it
might be supposed that the Laurier
'uvernutent had entirely neglected the
development of manufacturing iu Canada, and that in clYect Liberalism un
its economic side was hostile to industrial development. Tbe census
statistics prove huw absurd this suggestion is. There is, however, an
even better standard ul measurement,
and that Is provided bv the books ot
the customs department, winch show
huw iho manufacturers of Canada cm
care tur Mteinselvcs against all comers in the world's open markets. The
export statistics of m.diufauturt-d pro-
duels leil the story. The Conserva,
lives were iu power from 1K7K Iill
181)11. In Ix;k Canada sent, into lbe
world's markets manufactured articles
to the \aliie of $-1,137,000, Eighteen
teals biter, in I HUH, (lie total was a
*cep; iM|!,. mnro 111,ift doubled—$0,805,000.
Then tlie terrible 11 lits came in, who
were lo. close the factories. In ten
yeurs the c.vpurl ut manufactured pro*
ducls had risen to $24,501,000, and
lhe variety was much greater than
Coniiervative limes. Take iron   and
should be represented    by tbe laboring    man,       nnd    Smith      Curtis
'i'he lie raid's subscription list has
ncreascd nearly 100 during the past
month. The people evidently want
I the news all tbe time."
The conviction ol tlie Black Hands
nt Kerirto h> -ludge Wilson is the first
time that    conspiracy by the   Black
Hands has been    punished in Canada,
or for that,    matter on the continent   ,.-.     ..-   ,   .-—
and the sentences imposed should put dltlU|K "« whote career has made
a   stop   it. this   form    ol crime   m ['^'rd for the lalwrmg mnn.        He
Western Canada at any rate. few 'nad/'   enemies and he bas    lost
__ friends bv his stand for those people
The CP.R. strikers arc in a better *1>owe the real basis of prosperity
condition now than at any time since » ,he vmt\. N,) .^boring wan can
tb*- trouble originated, and it loom *»">*' «*a>',h»* «>*» «'l('n he easts It
as if a settlement would be made that ?lLSt.nUll Cl,riis- f"r tho "a** lhll{
will lie satisfactory to the men. l[ •» ls J**1** .il!i a representative of
, . ', the Kootenays in    the commons   the
Mr. Maxwell Smith, dominion fruit J<*orlng men of this section will
inspector, savs that the fruit growers »;lVl' an advocate who will never
of Hritish Columbia will net a mil- sleep as long as be can do any-
lion aud a hall of dollars ibis   year.  thing 'or their benefit,
-;-- steel and machinery tor example.
itricl is growing and with the \\r st.n, flbron"d Jiilll.luiu worth, ingrowth ol the district Crnnhrook is chiding $100,000 of machinery, at tbo
t'oiinii to grow. ,.ml of conscrvntlvo rule.    In       tlie
o   ...   .,   ..      .,, .    .    ;.     liscal year ending .lune. 1000,    which
Smith Curtis will prove to be the is ltt^m |».CiUlst. the date of ending
best candidate that any party can ti)0 country's trade year was changed
present. A number of people will in xm wo 0itport«l iron anil steel
ask why this is a fact. The answer ()„- manufactures thereof to the value
is a    simple    one.    Tbe Kootenays'„f $1,209,000.
Ottawa, Sept. 23.—A committee of
ibe local Soutli African Veterans association, consisting of Major Chas.
Winter, president Major Morrison,
Ii. S. ()., vice-president, Lieuteuani-
Colonol Hiinlmaii, Major Woodsldo
and A. Millcs, secielary, waited to-
ilav un Deputy Minister Corey ami
secured several very interesting Interpretations of the Volunteers Bounty Act.
Among others it was ruled that tho
giiilil will not permit ol a veteran
claiming a homestead as well ns a
preemption, even providing he does
lhe necessary duties uu hoih, as he
would require to live six mnnlhs on
Also thnt clause 5 may he interim led as lie or "she'' giving thy women benefits as well iis the men, ul
Uiu same lights as a substitute.
Kurt her ruling gives none but mulsh subjects acceptable as substitutes.
Also in locating It Is necessary for
ihe return ii lo appeal in person before lhc Dominion laud agent iu
whose dislriel  the location may be.
As u result ul tbo interview the
eoiniiiittvc will iu their report advise
ihal a veteran, who locates hit mediately can hold laud until -lune 30,
lllll, without performing any settlement duties. The value of tho veterans' rights to :I20 acres can reasonably be computed at $8 per acre.
The committee will Iiirlber advise any
can Immediately locate,
if   at personal incon-
Here are some
manufactured goods
This is good news, but in a very few
years East Kootenay alone will grow
fruit  that will realize this amount.
The Herald has been advocating for
several years    tlw advisability      of
*ll*-\\\\\\\\\\\\\\W^_^_m —— placing a stand   at   the station that
                           ■   V.  Lund, of the Crows Nest   Pass ™-* include a display of fruit, min-
Mauv people have commented most  Lumber companv,     bas done a little ?i'al al™ "imber, so that the passing
favorably     upon last week's Herald,  gardening    on the   side this season thousands   on    the    various   trams
Ono man said tbat he found more in- ami    as a    result   has 8,000 bead of *olll(i "are an   opportunity oi learu-
tercstlng reading matter in that   is- cabbage besides other vegetables. A. Wi something of tbe resources ol this
sue than in any eountrv weekly paper   |-:. Waits, ol   Wattsburg, bas planted district.     As yet no steps have been
"at he had ever read.                      between    live and   six acres to vegc- !!!?eVn.Jhis. S™^!00,    H is u*.to
  tables this year and he could       not
Thu    campaign     will he short and sell    Hie product of   his plat for less
snappy, and then we wiil all join in limn $5,000.    This is evidence ot tbe
tbo good work of boosting Cranbrook lact thnt the man who stands around
Cottons  $800,000
Paper        3,50.1
Hunts    ai»t    shoes   75,000
Agricultural implements       503,000
Musical   instru-
plements     313,000
Bacon and Hams.4,881,000
37 t.OOo
•all the Herald and keep poslod.
Total August  6,894
Total for the three months, 17,46"
or an average of 5,H2-'{ copies o
Subscribed and sworn to before me
Ihis 29th day of August. 1908, at
i'ranhrook, R. 0.
.Inhn Hutchison,
A notary public in and for thc Couutv
of Kootenay, Hritish Columbia.
*fl st.* t**•-•-.vfc-i.<-e;<e;-,,
The Lemieux Act Is one of tlie best
lu view of the approaching Domin-
ffl election it  is interesting to note
that  the Laurier governmenl has    a
large majority in the commons.   'Hie
| figures In provinces are:
Ontario, Liberals, 89, Conservatives, 17. Oucbec, Liberals, 54, Con-
seivaiives, IP; \ova Scot ia, Liberals, 17, Conservatives, I; New
llmnswluk, Liberals, 8, Conservatives, 'i. Manitoba. Liberals, 7, Con-
Nervatives, 'i. Saskatcbewan, Liberals, fi, Conservatives, 1; Alberta,
Liberal.., 2. Conservatives, 2, British
Columbia. Liberals, 7, Conservatives,
0. Prince Edward bland. Liberals, I,
Conservatives, 3; Yukon, 1 Conserva-
Mve. Total, Liberals, 110; Conservation,, 74; Liberal majority, 60.    '
and tho Kootenays.    ^^^^^^^^
Tlm twttuk luuUa uLumid Crantiruuk
will prove iu the future to he Crau-
' rook's strong asset.
' At a meeting ol railway passenger
agents in Seattle a resolution was
passed asking for more prosperity by
raising tho freight rates of the coun-
tiy. That would main more prosperity fur tbe railroads and a great-
r burden for tbe people.
Joseph Martin, one of the bright-
st men of ('anada, evidently has
the Board of Trade or a committee
of the citizens to, have tbis done.
Whut is the matter with Cranbrook?
Are vou dpad?
Tho Canadian Manufacturers assuc-
iulUrii iti contributing very largely to
"-   Conservative funds in this cam-
Easi Kootenay, claiming that
there is nothing to do, is making the
mistake .     ot his life. An Colonel
Sellers savs: "There are millions   in
11 " Kivu acres will give any man "ai«n. Why are tbey doing that,
with industry and intelligence a t;ood I'herc Is only one answer, and that
deal better living than the Cran- ls that this association is anxious to
"roo-i Herald could give us, notwlth- bring about a political condition in
the fact that we work (-anada that will enable them to raise
to lil hours a day. Get the tariff in this country. God
net land. That "is the taiows tbat the tariff is high enough
asset iu Britisli Colum- rtt t*10 present time. The Laurier
government is endeavoring to cstab-
. ■ lish a tariff    regulation that      will
•re shown a letter this    week bring »n a revenue for the bcuelit   of
subscriber    in Ontario       in f!Jt t't,ultIr>' aild   yet not be prohibi-
 " party, act-
s land in
from Id
land,  Imv
We wen
Wood pi
Whiskey   ^^^
Copper in ore and
Si;ver nml si iven
ore  1 505,000     1,310,000
Pig  lead     118,009
These schedules show that, generally speaking, the metal and "mineral
Industries lmve creatly nourished tui-
dcr Liberal rule, and "that the cotton
trade lnts also done
very well. In such lines as the
manufacture nf bacon, uf agricultural
implements, of machinery, ol paper,
and of other products in which Ontario workmen ami citultallsts are
specially Interested, there has been
enormous expansion. Tbe truth is
that with the sole exception of the
woollen trnde nil sections nf the
industries uf Canada have done mure
business and made more money under
mi Rattle Kidding tariff thai under the bo.isLd National policy. That
why tb*' factory workers and factory owners will vote for Laurier and
riff stability,
Kaslo, B.C., Sept. 15,
Editor Cranhrook Herald:—
Mr. Smith Curtis addressed tbe
electors in the Eagles hall here last
night. The audience wns a large and
most appreciative one. He handled
ibe current issues ol the day in a
manlier which, without doubt, must
have Impressed the mwt prejudicial
mind, that it will only be a matter of
a verv sliorl time, before the people
nf Canada will look upon Smith Curtis as one of Sir Wilfrid Laurier's
right band lieutenant, Tbe editor of
the Kaslo ''•'Kootenalan" upon bring
asked what be thought of Mr. Curtis' speech replied that he was hiftfi-
ly disappointed, which, ol course,
means that Mr. Curtis' speech was
much mure forceful and effective than
lie had hoped it would he.
Respectfully yours,
P. McGregor.
Toronto, Out., Sept. 22.-W. L. McKenzie King, deputy minister ol
labor to-luy accepted the Liberal
nomiuiitlon for North Waterloo and-
sent bis resignation to the Hon. R.
Lemleux, minister of labor. In his
resignation lie says that he desires an
opportunity of sharing in the solution
of some larger problems than industrial conditions.
penchant for office runuing.     lie bas which it   was stated tbat the writer Mve.     The Conservative ,_.
now accepted the nomination of   the wished    thai    tbey had a paper tbat iuK upon the direction of the ' Maau-
Auti Asiatic     League of Vancouver, wouhl boost   their community iu ttie mcturers association, would raise the
for ihe commons.     As both Mr. Mc- smme manner   as   the Herald      was present tariff, which is on a revenue
limes and   Mr.     Cowan, the Liberal working for   Cranbrook and       East basis, to such an extent that      this
ud Conservative! candidates take    a Kootenav.   The writer   of the letter country would derive no beneiit what-
trong stand   on this question,      it went     further to sav that if      their 4Vot from import duties and make the
i difficult   to   see what Mr. Martin town    and   their community    could cost of living from 30 to 50 per cent
xpects to wiu in his race.
Another tight has been started   Ior  lions to them
tlie Dunsmuir millions.     The gift of
ollice and the untold wealth    brings
little peace     to the governor-general
•I this province,
Mr. (ioodeve will make his political
headquarters at Nelson with D. C.
McMorris as his campaign secretary.
tie presented to tho public  " in    the  higher
nine manner it would be worth mil- ''me.
R. L- Borden in his speech at Halifax   where    he opened the campaign
It is ftate to prophecy that in
another live voars little will be left
of the public domain it the present
administration is continued In power-'' (-fuitii true. The actual
IscWIera coming In during the nest five
yon re will pretty welt settle up   the
 „.. country    now   supplied with railway
pieces ol legislation yet enacted lor ! transpiirtflMon, and tbe completion
the benefit ol the laboring man of ol Hie Grand Trunk ami other rail-
Canada. It may not be perfect, but vvnvs under the Uurtcr expansion
has done a power of good ann can Hiey ^__„
■ - • ' will
The Nelson News says lhat "Mr.
llorden stands for a whito British
nlumbia, while Sir Wilfrid Laurier
and his supporters stand Ior the op-
pusiie." And the Nelson News
Knows that there is not a vestige of
truth in. lhat statement. It also
knows that Chinese Immigration lo
Briiish Columbia was stopped by the
net ion of the Laurier government, nnd
1h.it no Conservative speaker refers
tn this action iu discussing the
Oriental question. It is well enough
to be h-Miest and fair, even In dis-
cussing politics.
Evelyn     Xeshit Thaw is going on
than   it is at the      present
There is no tariff on laboring
  mm,   but the laboring man      must
  meet the tariff on the necessities   of
There will he an opportunity next ,','<-'' Th*t is w)>y the policy ol the
Wednesday night Ior those who are J/^servative parly at tho present
iu doubt to ask Smith Curtis uues- ,ime *** «* appeal to the laboring
tious politically. Both Mr. Curtis ."un oI thc Kootenays or the labor-
aiul Mr. Macdonald will speak. Both ,nR 1I?MJU' Cauada. When the Mas-
of these gentlemen are capable ol f0?:"**™ company can sell a binder
answering nnv question and will be i',1 I,w»a for $20 to $50 cheaper than
onl) too willing to give any informa-  ' u'v wUI   *»   il to Winnipeg, Man,
which the public desires.
William Hamilton, the proprietor ol
lhe Craubrook fruit ranch, is doing
more than anyone else for the
advancement of fruit culture in this
district. It is Well understood that
experiments must be indulged in be-
shows conclusively that the combines
of Canada are endeavoring, through
the Conservative party, to establish
monopolies in this eountrv that Will
prove a most serious detriment to the
common people.
Let every man do what be cau for
his party.    But let no man be foolish
can absolutely know      the enough to get angry"in'"'&o%'coining
proper     variety ol     trees and small  ••■**■••»■'•.--      ■"- -— >  ■    B
fruit hushes to be adapted to tbe
climatic conditions of this district.
Mr. Hamilton has spent seven years
in experimenting along these lines
and he has made a success of fruit
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tin, stag** lu ii play (*all«i "Morning, Mt. HimiiHon's ranch, Ior there Is   *
No„n and    Night."       Stir should be practical demonstration ol the   lact
ahli- to    play tin-    imrt 11 slie acts ,h«t the bench laml around      Cran-
luiturally. brook will sive   lo   this section    a
- most    pr.Kiuctive    eountrv.       This
Brynn Is making great iieadwav   In means tliat Cranbrook will     be the
Ills i-amiralcn   as    candidate lor the center ol one ol   tlie best    Iruit pro-
lircshtaioy in tie United Mates. He iluciiiK* countries   there   is  in Wcst-
l„is succeeded in driving thc Kepudli- orn Canada,    Yesterday we had   tlie
campaign. Vie arc' here now and we
are going to be here lor a number
ol years to come. What Is tbo use
uf making fools of ourselves in nu
.-lection    campaign?     Smith     and
   Brown   am    Iriends    today,     Why
As a result strangers who should tlicy not he friends tomorrow?
come to town    are anxious    to see *■ ■ —
.....  ...   .     -.1.       , ,,..     ,'' n'»™'V heinK'used in a most Mr. "Hamilton's ranch.     They
be easily amended so as to d,."'mwh I Iniiliiis rf'iJS S»F*™- I- r"»l-~nUU1*n" !-v ,hftt .-"■«»!•«-»■  l»-"->l<"l«W« on thc theory Uiat
more.   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^_^m
The action   oi thc Laurier government in forcing through the coustrue-1
linn nt the Grand Trunk Pacilic   bas '
been the greatest boon yel received by
the railroad men of Canada.
The Laurier nov eminent now advocates the huilding of the Hudson Bay
iailw„y. It is a noticeable fact
that tiie Laurier administration Is
persistently advocating a greater
Canada and the development of this
creat country's resources.    That    Is
minions uf more acres that will be
taken hv settlers who will contribute
theii capital and their industry to
lbe upbuilding nf Greater Canada.
Editorials ol the Herald are    not
nnw and never have been 'inspired."
No man controls the Herald but the
manager, and he does not have to
nil limit to lbe dictation nf anv party
or clique.
The development of the west is
the best argument in the world for a
vote in favor of the Laurier administration. Take lor instance,
wast Kootenay   as    an illustration.
iSiSS? i VSS***1** °*   ihv business
combined In this   district would not
have amounted   to   $10,000.    Toduy
n campaign cbmmittw"to exfrJme nimstiro oTtakhi"a'fow monitors Tl m'-JS JJSmILIELi?*? tll,! w,1>ltal
insures    and already there is ovld- the press association of Alberta    to JJ1S ua**A     EJ*pml?».w M,n    on
^"^™ every hand.    The conditions in    tho
Kootenays    is duplicated throughout
the entire west, and that is tbe lea-
Mr. Brynn lias Hie |teople with    him  could     be
this year and be is liable to win.
_____m___ma_wm       Iruit
grown around Cranbrook.
But a visit    to   this   i-inch      convinced     tbem that the    l.-.ud an und
Cranbrook     was   of    a nature that
son that thousands of people are
coming to Canada today. It may
Ih- that the Laurier admiiristration is
Seal^.utKl ttie iSd om {"T l""«   wlHl "l""*" i»"' "1,lms '" i^LSt^J*****   ".»'
---*"     'ecM.    ,.!»«'lns|0ur absence ^.'''''^1" „	
Hie,-    Vic tooV possession  ^,.,7^ ^onjs iiS'tii'e ('ran-  Ef*™» «S IS*.?.">-»» «!<««»
from .
I I,:, I
newspaper that lakes extracts
ii article in another paper, In-
"I publishing thc whole,
..  , . „,     ,„„„    ,„ misrepresenls what      hiis l"'-,i«f for    Ooodeve and
why thc   people are   with     Uur lor , '"*•■ ■",''**' '■ WiHt*!. ot an act lhat is Jfalliing scorn for t'urtis.
.'.'.ail, this year.       Tbey
|irogre8S arid prosjicrlty.
lay Ibis __^_„^._,^^^__
fnun the ollice Vic. too1! possession
,,f tlie fililni'ial oliair, and when we
returned we found the editorial hook
llllt-,1 wilh copy of a political nature,
hut hardly consistent with the attl-
ludc of the Hei aid in this cam-
liaien. There were boosts tor Borden .uul roasts for Laurier, paeans of
-************-******-** words   ot
ith npples uii'i plums ,. ,„ ._ ,-ji_*_.:i*-, •■——■.—-■«..,   v*.
an cjtcrit that they hud li!l'ndfcta"S   aH tf»' , ""-'
ed up by supports, testi- K'gKJ '»i"'"1 ''V, ">l» a-lmln-
,„., neirer .nun words Hint the Cran- \„ ™ *!" '•»' ''""«" ^orlotn ei-
brook dislriel    was emlnentlv a Iruit [l2 ff*^"?"^1 ^"X *'orll,•
district,    and    that men here were KAL|)/eS?T Cai,*?a '" »»?5    »
foolish il lliey did   not secure    land £,„,,?, „,fc.,?vl. U*h? considered
it   wns selling
It is at this time.
the prices  ""' "l0"* «ttr'utiv'' country for   any
vac |„.us   „„„ ln como to /
Nobody In-lieves that Mr. Ooodeve
Irf elected in this district.   You
Tliere is not the slightest doubt, or
ii shadow ol a doubt   that Uie Lanr-
nili-iiiiiei'l by nil  Journalists regard- ','"" '"'' Silton and llowers ot fulsome cannot  get a bet   on the proposition. SwS?,*2tf?*i *"!    *f "!'',tnwl "o
Tlie political light is on. So il is
jusl ns well to hcai in mind lhat we
nil can't agree in religion, politics
mid a lot ol otlier tilings iu this
world. Don't get excited, don'l get.
nasty, don't   break your friendships,
tl party. And vet there
1 *.,,i„e papers so small as t-o tndnl*,,-
in Hie practice, Thc Herald is will-
ine lo have Its sentiments republish*
nl hi honest newspapers, but plli,-*.*
Hn* publisher ihal has to resort lo
despicable tactics in the attempt l„
placo Ihis pai„*r In a wrong light.
However, in. Herald's attitude    on
llallcry Ior Foster.     In lact, if Vic's Sn.llh Curtis is an absolute    cinch "* '„ "'As' "rK"majority nt   the
                In tin-coming election. Sff, ,2 i°"' ,   Prosperity      )„,
  ol ow.-d Ihe Laurier banner ever since
1MHI anil votes lullow prosperity.
No man can ma'-'e a mislake     hv ''   ■■
buying properly |n Cranbrook. There Smllli Curtis has always lieen   the
nn- demands lor modern houses every •-■*'—'-'-- •-.-■■    • ■" '    ^™*  lm
dav In the week nt good rental:    '
man who Is niaWng a wnge '
,|ii IiiiiI gone through hades would
lum- imivallnl in the office ami Hie
I It-raid readers would have been treat-*
,,l I,, nu expression ol sentiment hv u
launch llorden supporter.
The Herald is not satisfied with Hie
n,  mule .-.mini turns nas always lieen.  the
;es every unflinching Irieml ol the workingman
als. Any and that is why Smith Curtis will be
In Cran- elected for   the Kootenays at     the
inswers   It    ha. MM   as      f KvTmiklngTmWiS it to    i, Stomtag S*SZ
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******************************************** THE   I'WAM'.I.'OOK    IIKKAMl
We were mnre than delighted at the hig turn out to nur Fall Opening of MILLINERY.   It  undoubtedly
proven the above statement tliat "good buying" makes ''good selling."    With a fair profit we ean offer
yon the highest grade nf goods as low as other stores charge for interior makes—lower than most store? ean
"I  Kmt  Steele
make for 14
Ian- 1
Sueci.il Display in Two Centra Windows
popular Clii-vin
Hrown.   Port,
a I'reity Slia.l,
of iho
,' ,111,1
1 iiuin;,   iiu,* |„
lit is ye(
lipu Hr'otidcloth, 11
l-.l'f-t-l. slli.-lly I.ui,,
,-lollt, Ilill, II
onu. Ai $24.00
 No tnn alike.
PRICES $30.00, $33.00, TO $40.00
Our Slock ol High class P.iniy
Suits is unsurpassed.
,*l i*il at
We know it is early yel; hot if only yon wnifl.l
eoine in nnd inspect our stock, we aie pretty eon-
tbient you will come buck -n lien yon want one.
We have them in Broadcloth, Tweeds, ami nil the
latest woaves,   Prluos ranging from
$10.00 to $30.00
All Biaea in Stock ami no two alike.
Roe Our Window Display of
French Made blouses
They til to perfection. The maker*' guarantee ih!
If we don't well them they will ink- tbem back—
surely it strong enough guarantee thai tlie goods
arc right.
\. Doyli
uii) today
<i. Chamberlain,
Cranbrook today.
ti. .Smith, ol Hosmer, is
luook visitor tbis alu-rnoun
tt. C. Dixon, ol Wurdner,
town on Tuesday.
L.  (i.  l>oUKlas, ol  Kernie,
lhe city yesttrday.
Charles Stevens, ol Wasa,
the fit y jesterday.
P. Lund, tbe Wardner Imn
is in the city loday.
1'. .Jensen, ul Wasa, is rogii
the Cusuiopulitau  today.
11. ll. Washburg,    ot Wilmer,
visiting Cranhrook today.
Crawford and A Iberia peache
Fm-'s Pure Food. Grocery.
U. Uceman, ui Perry Creek, w
Cranbiook visitor Ibis week.
H. Al. Dumild, ul .duyie, was
ling business iu Cranbrook today
-Miss Ida     l.owt will Rive evening
shin lli.tnd.    Apply   Hei
 ■the Alar>sville, lanch-
or, was    in    t ranbrook on imsiness
Large assortment ul tea   sels    at
purse-pleasing prices tn Fin., s iitint-
1 table china department.
Chris. Turner, chief timber ranger
the ■
aid ollice.
A.  Hud
ul  lbe Koss-  Saskatoon Luutbei
panv, of Waldo, is iu the oil}'
Common chairs, GOc—O, C. s,
That suit   wants    pressing,
take it to the   Kasi Kootenay
works.—W. v'. Veits, manager,
William    Pieper, ol Rosebud, Uln , I
aitere he has a hardware store, is iu I
ih. imv today.       Mt. Plepci   is  au J
<>M Cranbrook!te baviiig been ->n tbe
■   I'.K. stall iK-re sunte years ago-
\ lire occurred ou Tuesday evening '
in a bouse occupied by W. *'- .McLennan Considerable damage "as
done, but the prompt adtion of tbe
lire department prevented anything in
llu- nature of a cuittlagration!
Airs. N. S. Ccott ami daughter re.
tinned from Saskatchewan today at-
tcr a picas-ant visit.
The Wentworth hotel i-> nnw one uf
tin- handsomest buildings in      Cranbrook.    The briekvvorki lias been   repaired and iL-pointed, Hie roof painted and many other parts of the   ex-
lt  terior put   into    good   shape.    All
these   improvements       reflect   great
ci edit, on P.    Matheson, who always
,IS    a  believes iu having a house neat    and
iii tractive and on    Mr. McKee,    the
trans- painter who had the contract.
|   bi. C. Smith, the well known rancher, speaking ol    fruit growing    this
week, said- "i took samples of   ap-
plcs, pears and   plums from William
Hamilton's ranch and carefully compared them    with fruit from Oregon,,
and   i    am   sure    when 1 say uiat I
Hamilton s fruit was oqual if not better in appearance and distinctly better in uavor.  1 am speaking      tbe
trulh."    Aud    K, L'.'s worn is goud
ail lhe time.
t'oinmou chairs, 5Qc»—C, C. S.
Harry  While,  the customs     buu:
ollicer, returned this weea from    bis
in     'vacation,  which  was spent in      Al*
WeU  |,wta,      During his trip Mr.     White
U>'J visited alt the towns between Pincacr
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦«♦♦•»♦-»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦*
Ih essential to comfort. No It moe ot modern const rue tion is
nnw eonsitlered even half way complete unless it has a pe feet
-system of plumbing.
The cost of this can lie low il materials of oiditiaiy finish
are used
II more elaboration Is dtsiinl the expense is greater, but
in no ease nre our prices in excess ol the value given.  ■
We do highly satiffuctoiy work nt moderate rates.
Let us give you an estimate.
J.   D.   McBRIDE j
********************* i
We have a Special Proposition to make you il you want
l hook nil lllllll,
Cranbrook Drug & Book Company
C. II. ALLISON, Manager limitbh
i********************t. **********************
■■I a nlee assortment of
 I in I and Ift karat.
n $10.03 TO $50.00, with Diamond niid
hy, Diamond nml Pearl, Diamond ami
iphlrt) combinations; also the much
ulii iii'ii-i Solitaire. Our prices un then1
iin nre very rowonnbln.
Jeweler nnd
(irndtiate Optician
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ami Staple Oroceries
HOME MADE PICKLES (Hie kind mother
Now if tliet
hhchI to make).   	
Loose Leaf Binders
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To
.11 a, -*'"'■■"• ****   Uslgujr and reports that
•il-it, i|1(. Wops at0 --radically uli harvest-
■iiiuii-s Unlit,in,    tlu- well      known t-tl and tliat everyone in feeing   very
Calgnry insiiiawe iiuin, was in    the much elii'ttxl over the prospects ot tlie
city tliis week.    Ml. Balfour       lias lall and   winter.      While on       llie
been spending seveial weeks at puinls prairie    Mr.   White   en.oywl several
ou tbe coast. days  ol   duck   and    prairie clncwn
WANTED TO  RENT—Four oi live shooting,
roomed cottage with city water. Ap-,   lu uur common    chair bargain Ibis
ply O., Herald.                          211-21 week, wc will not sell more than six
S. .1. Mighton lias displayed iu his lo any one customer.—O. C. S.
  show    windows   the lirst direct im-.   Tlio Liberal association have secur-
I'KIKED UP ABOUT THE CITV liv ' Pon-atiou    Irom England tu Uritisli ed the building next to thc ollice   ol
AHiMNn ,ii,L'o*T-„.M.. „„      * I Columhia ol Ardarth tobacco      and Arnold   Jc   Itobcrts    as  committee
h-srino QUESTIONS OF        I Slate Express cigarettes. rooms.    P.   E.   Haines will   be   iu
Llmburgor   and     Oregon      ereaiu charge of the rooms during the cani-
lehecse at Fink's Pure Food (Irncery. Paigu.    The rooms will be open   all
„     ,                             C-S.             Some splendid samples of apples and day and in   the evenings.    A cordial
Oonulne imported Turkish delight at while grapes were brought iu    yes- '"""-"""   '"   ***—***
i it'idav irnm Win. Uvekmun's ranch at
'11...1*.     -,-,„, ,,*<<:,  ...... ... ,...*...,.,l„i
Common clialrs, 50c.-
Tbe Palm,	
T. Harron, of .Movie, was in      the'Crcston.    The fruit was ol beautiful
city yesterday. appearance ami tine flavor.
if" ^' 2rnDis' °' ^orn'«i was in the '   Vou can alwavs rely
ity on Monday. jpetizins meal when you set your sup-
R. Hirtz, ol Elko, was n Crnnbrmik  l,,il's al Fi,lk's   Pare Kood Urooery. . .       .
visitor last Sunday. ««»uo« (Quality   is   tbeir   first consideration cura!!le1?.   a,Ml  cocoamlt kisses. 20c
^ It. Morris went to Nelson
invitation is extended to peoplu ol
Cranbrook and Uie dislriet to use
these rooms regardless ol their party
alliliutions. Tliere will be reading;
mat.ter relative   to   the campaign ai-
■n!.I wa>'H on Jiand-
Lady caramels, chocolate
mul cleanliness is rigidly enforced
The following Movie people attended
the Kebckali meeting at Fraternity
hall last night : Fred llazeu, James
MaeDougal, Mark Ilannn, Edward
Unit, .1. Stewart and
New stuck of
on display in Kink's inimitable' china
at department.
„,,„ - .- /-       I   Edward Little, the well-known lum-
uillium    larlin,    the   Fort Steele herinaii, has bought out a large liv-
nicrcnanl, was in thc city yesterday, cry stable business    in Spokane and
Mrs.    tl. H.    Tlmmpson and Miss a" °-&ty    acre tanch near the city
Proctor      visited Spokane    last l'n'ils-    Mr- l-ittle will take up   his
week. residence iu Spokane within the nexl
Mrs. James McNeil and sou,       of f,'w' wwks'
(-pieman,    are   visiting    Cranbrook I   L. il. VanDecar,   11. B. VanDecar
me»ds- •    .and II. Mitchell arrived from Victoria
Mrs. Erickunn   and her two (laugh- "" Monday.    11. H. VanDcCar a»d II
irom Fort    Steele JJ't-Bhel will spend the wlntei
_   - .....,-..   yea-
t.'rday on ullieial business,
i   Lombard and green gage plums  at
Kink's Pure Food Grocery.
I   Mrs. J. D. McBride will receive thc
first Friday ol each mouth.
|   .Mrs. W. II. Lowr and daughter bave
gone to Spokane for a visit.
I   J. Toiler, C.P.H. road master
Fernie, was in the city yesterday
ters drove over
| E. J. Clayton, one of Marysville's
I leading merchants, was in the city
' mii Tuesday.
Fred Hasten, ol Movie, was in town
[yesterday shaking hands with his
many friemls.
f E. 11. Small and Chief of Police
, How left on Tuesday for n lishing
I trip to Elko.
| Sec our line of washing machines,
' vvhicb are giving sueh satisfaction.—
\ I'atmore Bros.
t    A. M. Black bas goue to the Curt)in
{mines iu thc Flathead country to ae-
t ' cept a position.
' I   Robert Aikins and A, C. Blaiue lelt
on Tuesday for a ttshing and sbooling
' trip to Kitchener.
j Ur. and Mrs. Carson, ol Kernie,
passed through    yesterday on   their
. way home [rom Nelson-
I   All-,    and    Mrs.   S. F. Morley and
jut th. Saturday only at The Palm.
tl. IV. F. Carter, who has been    in
this district for many years and    in
CranbrooM for some years past,   bas
accepted    the position of accountant
11   Sail "'iiui 'or the Elk Kiver Brewing company,
of Michel.    Mr. Carter leaves today
,„_.,„ rft,,.u„ „.„._  to commence his new duties.    In the
I umbo noudty cups    w ^      m  c   to  |W(Jd    ft Wind
L* u   iiiliiiiriliun   I'littiii ■.    , ,    .-,      ,    ...      , i -
mere, later at Fort Steele and of
late years in Cranbrook, in all of
which places he has a host of Iriends
who while regretting his departure,
will wish hlm all kinds ol good fortune at Michel.
All kinds of dry dyeing, cleaning
and steam cleaning at the East Koutenay Dye Works.    Leask block. 27-2t
1). J. Elton, late editor o( thc
Alberta Star and now an embryo
lawyer ol LcMrhlg-u, pi uul.Uuv ot w.*.-
Alberta and Eastern British Cohnu-
B.  VanDecar, while
'ear expects to    retun
Island in a few days.
I   WANTKD-Servant    girl oi
'girl.     Applv P. O.     Mux IS
brook, B.C. ^^^^^
Frank B.    VatiDec.ir, Harry Jones
'and Horace Colniiu left today Ior tlie
headwaters of the Kootenay river, thc
■ Windermere country and Galena.
j party are going for   tho purpose
hunting and fishing   ami     will
.aw.ij ahoul two weeks.
I   Common chairs, fiOc—C. C. S.
!   Mr. and .Mrs. J. ti. McCallum and
j tho Misses Jessie, Daisy and Katharine arid Master Nell left ou Saturday     for Vancouver, where Mrs. Mc-
iCallum and lur family will spend a
month or six weeks vacation. Mr.
McCallum is expected back in a week
or ten days.
Leave your order with P. Burns &
v*..™!!!^ I»I«-. Hress ^association, accompanied
hv E. llagell, of the Lctbbrldge'News
and T. W.    Green,   of   the Magratb
Pioneer, came In   on tbe Flyer     on
Wednesdur morning on their way to
the big editorial convention at   Nelson.     They   were accompanied      by
Judge II. F. Tanner, ol Salt     Lake
City, who has large   real   estate and
Tlie llllu''1 'lol('",Ss '" l^ Cardston   dis-
ol trict'
.Mr. Arthur Burge and Miss Olive
Ityckman were united in marriage at
tlte home of the bride's parents at
Creston, B. C, at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. Findlev olliciaUxl
ami only tbe immediate relatives ami
Iriends ■ ol    the coatracting    parties
| C. B. D. PIPE
S.    J.    MIGHTON.   The  Tobacconist   |
to use our Store in any legitimate
way you may wish. (Make it a
place for meeting your iriends,
taking a rent, or a pleasant half-
hour looking over the largest nnd
best assortment of
Local View and Comic Cards, Local and
Mountain View Books, and General
Souvenir Goods
to be found on the line. This
means you and yours are welcome
mul tlfntaea WISDOM.
llie   Birth   Stone for Soptember,
Sapphire* and Dlamomi
for a ring ur brooch.
Official   Watch
for  (.'. p.
Jeweler" C
8AWD M1L1SS Wr-AKhli.
To bring uncounted millions of acres
of wheat in Western Canada a thousand miles nearer to tbe market in
Europe, and malt- a saving of many
millions of dollars every year to
transportation chargis.      there
by ensuring higher prices
to tbe farmers of the
prairie provinces—tbis is what tbe
opening up of the Hudson Bay
•utlet will achieve. It will mean a
i evolution in traffic routes and trallic
lates. The Immense amount of territory within the costrsavmg reach
1 Hudson Bay, tbe New-World Mediterranean, will make this route one
of the greatest trade arteries of tbe
world. It will place tbe grain-
growers of Western Canada in control of tbe markets of tbe world by
were nresent Mr. Bmkms ' welll11"**1* possible a great reduction in
imowi^ .transportation.      Tbis
%a —i    -rnf «..
tlau-^liter   lelt on .Itoiitlny for Nclsoi, l'„- lot s|iare rilis, pork, tenderloins.
to be prcsont ut the frui'i fair.
Mrs. Joseph Brault is' improving at 1'K-,*ch«s*'-
ivciiit'is, liinn i,r |,I,„«1 sausage    antl
Kt. Ifii^i'iie hospital ami will be abl,
to be removed home this week.
| ll.'orne Munroe, who has bevn run-
niiii; an engine ou lhc prairie the
past vear, is back to I'lunliruoi*.
; llorn—A-t Craubrook, H. 0., ou Sa-
! luixlii), September 19, WUS, to Mr.
ami Mrs. J. II. McNabb, a daughter.
I Mr. ami Mrs. Thomas T. McVittie
I were over from Kort Steele yesterday
to att*nrd the Aruistrong-lleale wedding.
I l>r. Taylor, of Golden, arrived lasl
j week to lie present at the wedding oi
'his sister-in-law, Miss Mnrjory Armstrong.
|   l-eave your order with P, Burns A.
Co. Ior spare ribs, pork, tenderloins,
w-t-int-rs, ham or l,l,„,,l situs;
In-aileliccsc.     ^^^^^^^^^^
|   Mrs. T. C. I'hillips will receive
11 wou!
Tliere are man
rioiis uccujit
be an excellent thing il tiie
Flyer      stopped  at Moyie.
tuy people engaged      in
,,uioiis in tlu- Silver City
in the I'.I'.K. and the bride has
host oi Iriends iu this city. The
Herald joins with the many admirers
of both in extending congratulations
and trusts that their married life
may be a most happy one. Mr.
ami Mrs. Burge returned Irom Creston
un the Flyer last evening and will
September 27th.
who like to'come to Cranbrook io g°Jl^ cr«*   *• sP™d
spend an evening now and again   to """-'y-™™-	
wlmin tlie Flyer si*rvie„ would bo a                             f
t;r,*at boon.
I. II Willson, C.I'.11. agent here,
returned today with his bride. Mr.
ami Mrs. Willson since their marriage
have been making a tour ol the
east. Mr. Willson says he is very
gln-d to be back in the mountains as
lhe elide east lias not any attractions for him.
We can't help talking about our
'SASK-ALTA," the new range.   We
This is children's day throughout
the Presbyterian church in Canada.
At 10.45 o'ciocb the children will
meet in the Sunday school room
uud march into thu church where
seats will be reserved.       A beautilul some 175,000,000 acres.
saving will be brought about be-
tause the Hudson Bay route is by a
very considerable distance tbe short-
ist route, and the saving is in the
rail haul. How great a saving will
bo made trom tbe diflerence in rait
haul alone is evid* nt trom the lact
that the average rate per ton-mile on
the Oreat Lakes is about one-tenth ol
ihe corresponding railroad rate. In
cildition, tliere will be the saving resulting Irom the elimination ot the
i i-han-dling. What the Hudson Bay
lailway will provide Ior the Western
grain-growers will be the shortest
possible rail haul to tide-water, and
-direct water transportation to Europe Irom the very heart ol Canada.
The total cultivable area in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta is
Even csti-
siit-fial service bas been prepared in mating the as yet
Toronto lor the day. Parents arc ,ns being only one
urgv-il to help to   make this    day
uncultivated are,
one-hall as productive
a jas that wbieh has already come under
Thursday; OotoMr'lst -S'-rfiKrdti ?.''L ™°E'Li'"s f?"s! g„rS'
.value for their money.     It's a plea*
,sure to show it.—Patmore Bros.
M. II. McBride but now in the hardware business in Okotoks, Alta., was
ill the city last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Adams ami W.
Oliver Mid lamily, ot Lethbridge,
were In the city on Monday en route
* lor the Nelson Iruit lair.
age ami are "?w placing these ranges in the success and a blessing by seeing that|tbc plow, a ten-fold increase ol the
■ lust homes in the city, ihe people t]H,]r children attend, and il possible present production is to be counted
of t-'riinbrook appreciate a good thing cnmc themselves. I upun.     Every humir, il miles ol rail-
Tti-o usual si-rvice will be -beM In the Iway constructed increases production
■-vening at 7.30 to which all are cor-1 by causing grain to be grown where
Jially Invited.     Stran-"ers are asked none was grown bilrir,-.       But grain
J   \   Mc.Marli,,   who has been    in to make themselves known to      tbe'will not continue to be grown in ex-
barge nl the customs house here dur- pastor. • iiess of what can Ih-earned out ol the
°-   c. O. Main, Pastor country.    The double tracking ol thc
, ji'.P.H. from    Winnipeg to Fort Wil-
. Iliam, ami Hie operation of the Orand
IMf-D' ITrunk Pacific,    will greatly increase
— the    rail-carrying power, and      the
The death occurred last Monday at ""I1""-" *■}, Vtrtt William and Port
Hit- St. Eugene hospital, ol T. W. Arthur will be proportionately en-
Fowler, ol Fernie.    Mr. Fowler came Margtil.    But when that is done, the
be at home the last Wcdnesiii..
of the month.
III. Oreen,   .1. Laidlaw and       V.
Hyde Baker went to Wasa yesterday l""rg ..., -. ■
duck shooting.     The trip wns made''"■■I "*jrrV   "hiles vacation, lelt to*
bv automobile. -day lor lievclst-oke and will at   once
Miss Nellie Drnmniond and      ilk,  I'1""1 'm " lll,w ww'ks' *ootillig and
as telephone   operators In the Cran- ,.,,,,       . . ■
brook* telephone ollice Cranbrook who hope to sec him ami
I   „,    .   m. ' lus pointer dog here attain at    somo
' ' «-IS™"p?l,.'!> '"riiicrly       with future date.
Common chairs, 50c.—C. C. S.
to Fernie a    little over  a year ago' increasing development ol t-he grain-
Irom Wrexham, Denbighshire,   North «rowtag area    will make the trans-
anil crabapples Wales, and was a miner working   lor portal ion problem a persistent dim-
"' '     "      lhe Crows Nest Pass Coal company, '"'ty I"'he    wav of further dcvclop-
At the time ol the Fernie fire lie was "-('M*,      ■),*■ ""I1-"' J* t™> shortest
ill with typhoid lever in   the Fernie Possible rail    haul to tide-water is,
dirinert'.     Mr. Kimplon has      been hospital,   Irom   whence he was    re- »im *"l ever be, needed.    The Hud-
' growing Iruit in   the valley lor some moved to Cranbrook    and succumbed *-"n Bay outlet will effect an average
was held  years and has    mad,' a success ol it, to the disease    lust Monday.       He shortening ol a thousand miles    be-
■                                - ■               ...                t.    . tww-n the wheat    fields of the West
I A display of apples i —**w—.
in the window of the Fink 'Mercantile eompanv this week came Irom
the ranch ol H'. A. Kimpton at Win-
I   A Conserva tike meeting    ____________^^^__^_^^____^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_
in Mlnhton's hall last Monday even- as the display in the store window leaves a widow to mourn his loss
Ing. lt was a purely business meet- shows. East Kootenay is a fruit The funeral took place this afternoon
ing connected with the campaign. growing country without a doubt.      from Christ church, the Kev. Flewel-
I   Frederick Brown has returned alter |   When you want fresh Iruit go    the H"8 olBcl--'t-»«-
a t»'o weeks' trip to Prince Rupert.; The Palm, 'phone 141. —
,    „,   ,, I brook on Tuesday en route Ior Cres-
| 11. W. Hyndman will be in ohargc ton, where he was to meet A. W.
ol the commercial telegraph ofliee af* Yowell, superintendent ol Indian
ter the first ol the month. S. Hut- agencies for the province. Mr. Vow-
eliinson has been transferrdd to Onl- ell wns gold commissioner and government agent lor the Kootenays, with
ht-adtpiarlcrs at Fori Steele in
ami tide-water at Churchill, without
increasing the ocean distance to the
world's market.
Five square    miles ol timber, situated three miles Irom Crows    Nest
g»ry.     ^^^^^^^^^^^
I FOR SALE-Two IS H. P. Fairbanks-Morse gasoline engines, only
run aliout six months, in lirst class
candition. Apply Box 85, Cnn-
brook, B.C. 27-St*
Earl   Orey    will be in Cranbrook
tomorrow and may possibly stop oil
lor a trip to tho Windermere    coun- ..^———^^^^^^^-^^^^^^^
try.    Failing this he will go on   to Pass Railway,    near Cranhrook,   I).
the ?^!^..*^.5o,^!!|J?li^e.™l?d01iSS! c- estimated to    contain 15 million
" leet.    Easy    logging and down   hill
old days, his commissi™ dating 1871. S^gg^ 'The „$T
Winter is coming and your lurs will hor-gc-ncrul will lie accompanied
want renovating. See tlie East Ko-> II. l.owther, of Roundup, Mont.,
tenuy Dye Wurks.    Lea* block. H7-2t is a relative of bis.
roods.       Apply to Mrs. E. H. Hus-
whti band,     121     Main St.,     Hamilton,
0»t. J4.jt«
I    m__mmmmmu_
I Second-hand Buggy!
 i,I will .
Sweat Pads
Say,  bal it  i.<  GOOD and
price i- sway down low.
ompt '
the '
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Cooked Ham
For Lunches, Plcnlci
Camping- etc., U
[a delicious
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«l  News of the District
Written by Bright Correspondents and Gleaned Irom Newspapers
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(From our own correspondent)
Air. Williams, ot Vancouver, paid a
visit to his friend, Mr. Adney, last
also benefit by tho
llr. Oreen arrived on u "hurry-up'
call from Crnnhroota last .Mondav t,
attend the child „t Mrs. Ri-id.
NELSON.  B.   C.
Da4ys September 23,24,25,26,1908 .As
KitgliV I'.iy. Tlinrmliiy, Sept. (4.    Children'* Day,'Friday, Sept. 20
■> I
For fun In
AH HUMS, ti	
i information or Pii/e Lint, ■
•iury,   I'. 0, Hos 95, Nelsnn,
llrilisli Cul um bin
Bryan walked in tbo Labor Day
pa radii in niieagn. He was drum
major in the gas blowers union.
Mis. into Wisner and daugfalfr returned from Marys ville last week.
Not in he (lindi'uc by the ladies,
ilireetoiie trousers for nifH have been
Introduced. The only driiwbaek is
that so many ol tbem nre bow-logged
thai the silt bus to be made in a
circle instead of perpendicular,
j Ah, Campbell, of Vancouver, jepre-
Benting the American Jewelry eow-
pany, o( Windsor, Out., was in towu
last week.
I Mr. Douglas, ot Stenflield underwear fame, was in    lown Wednesday
j Mi. Cunningham, of Winnipeg, Man.,
representing Marshall, Wells -i* Co.,
I was in town last week.
j Thomas Lawson has deeidtui to give
stock -gamblers a chance to invest in
his stocks, There is nothing mean
aliout Thomas. He ean remove the
hide from a gambler with tbe same
cheerful east us an ordinary bait
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An .
Me<'oik|le, repri'seiitlng the
in Millinery company, Calgary,
, was in town Thursday last.
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iim- Siimkril Mi-iits nre nlvvuys fresh stock, We arc sure
thnt if yon try tltoni once yon will uur.**,.* willi ns that lliey
ii ni llm best lliivoi'i'il anil iimst wlialesome bmokcil mi-nts yon
liuve ever miteii.
R. KEMP, Armstrong Ave.
I'IIONI*'. .',7 P. 0. IlllX 11)1
if you want THE BEST in
Presh,   Smoked
Salt   Meats
Call up PHONE 45 or leave your
Orders at
i The Calgary Cattle Company, Ltd.
old couple in Glasgow were in
it very depressed state owing to dull
trade.' Thinking Iheir son in America would help them, they wrote,
slnling their trouble, and that II he
did not help them they would have
lo go to the poorhouse. Three weeks
pass,*,! nnd then came a letter from
llieir son, saying: "Dear Wither and
Kaiiber: .lust wait uuither lortnicht
an' i'll come hame and gang wi' ye.
Vour alTectilonatt- sou. —San Francisco Ilnlletin.
I Mr. Green, ehel at the company
camp, was in Cranbrook last week.
* Mr. George Wilson, of Marysville,
was in town last week. Mr. Wilson
lias accepted lhe position as bookkeeper with the Claresholui Lumber
,v II rain company, of Clares-holm,
mid lelt for tbat town Kriday last.
We wish George success in his new
1 Mr. Corner .tones arrived home
from Marysville Thursday last.
I A teacher in a down lown school
Ims tur her pupils Ihe children of
.It-wish parents. Tho other day she
Ms explaining a sum in subtraction,
whieh the little ones found didicult to
understand. "Now,'1 said she, to
exemplify llie proposition, "suppose I
have ten dollars and went inw a
store to spend it. Say 1 bought a
lint for five dollars, then I spent two
dollars for gloves, and a dollar and
lifty cents tor some other things. How
much did I have left?" For a mo-
uienl there was dead silence, then a
boy's hand went up. "Well, Isaac,
how inueh did 1 have left-?" "Vv
didn't vou count- your change?" said
Isaac, lu a disgusted tone.
lot- Jackson was
proved larnis with orchards ou lor
sale. Intending settlers call at
Fred Roo's store lor the best information of the whole district. Come
early. Keep coming. Never mind
tho rush.
in fi"„m I'latihrook
The story nf "Two Men in n tioat"
was enacted one dav last weel, bv
Messrs. .1. II. Anderson, of Trail',
Hie well-known surveyor, and Arthur
iikel, ih,. equally well known fruit
lands mnn ol Croston. Together tliev
were crossing tlie Kuotenav river in a
fragile eimoe, and although deponent
snyetli not who was paddling, or who
rocked tin* ship, il doth rc|iorl. lhat il
turned turtle with tlie usual con-
sonionccs, nnd Ihey will he as mad as
vvel bt'iis when Ihcy see tbis iu print.
fllewry bus arrived from X.-1
son lo continue lbe survey ol the new
r,,a,l between Crcslmi and Duck creek.
A. Tavlor. manager ol tin- Standard
Lumber company, was in (rom Crnnbrook Monday.
J. W. Turley, agent for tlio Crown
I n il,,rin,: company, was here Monday
. ,	
(From the Moyie Leader.)
Tliere was a meeting of the sliarc-
liolders „f the Moyie telephone and
Electric LiRhl eompnny held in the
sample moms of flu. Central hotel
last night, and praetieallv all the
stoek wns represented, li was decided to sell H.fltIO additional shares ol
tlie company stock nub to invest the
proceeds in an electric lighting system
Inr Ilir lown. The slock Is to he
placed on sale at onee, and the original stockholders will be given the
preference for lbe new shares.
AI tbe Miners' union election last
Saturday, Malcolm McNeill was
elected president lor the semi-annual
A considerable quantity ot ore will
l,e shipped from Hie Society Girl
mine this coming winter. There nre
several carlo-ids of ore on Ihe dump
wl,it'll will lit' closely sorted and will
In- ready In be brought down as soon
as tliere is siithrieut snow for sli-ish-
Arthur Liitiu-r is up from Spokane
and is spending his vacation with his
parents.     Arthur is now holding
good position  with     the Spokane
Inland Empire Traction company,
 * .
or in other words, fm- tlie
reliesliiuent „f guest--, some of
„ur lllllll CLASS WINKS are
mil onlv desirable, Imt enroll-
Wholesale Wine Merchant
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ill The Cosmopolitan ii;!
I III I III II !■ j 111 i-i-i-»
iiiiii imiilliiW
a   ""
The   place   where
man will return after J;;
stopping once.
KII Ml ii it tiiiim
Mr. (Ieo. Miller arrived hack frnm
Spokane last week.
Miss notkamhelmer is the new
leaeher iu the Wardner school.
Mr. Mallandaine, ol Cranhrook, was
n visitor in town Friday last.
Mr. Reynolds, representing Mc-
i'ready shoes; Mr. Storev, representing the Lake ot the Woods Flour
company, nnd Mr. OrllDn, of Dunlop
A* Griffin, harness, etc., were in town
Saturday last.
•las. McLaren and 0. W. Donahoe
were in Cranbrook Sunday.
Ah. Robert Dempsey arrived back
Irom Marysville Sunday last.
Mr. King, representing Plunkett ft
Savage, ot Calgary, was in town
Mr. Gomer Jones paid a flying visit
to I'incher Creek Monday.
(From tlie Creston Review.)
P. Burns ft Co. will shortly build a
i ■
There Is iioUilng so balmy as      a
elea r conscience.
Quite a large     party trom  Fernie
spenl Sunday in Klko.
TIh- Pugh
company arc
plant  down tt
.v Livingston    Lumber
moving tlu-ir sawmill
Dorr, mi Uie Great
Tom l'renlicc, the hustling traveler for the A. Mac Dona Sl company,
w.is in Klfco this week.
.Mr.  Ha relay and family ate al the
Klk hotel.
1,. .1. Hroadwooil anil Mr. Fry are
luml iug dig game and are cnmjwxl on
llie Wigwam creek-
tjuite a number ol settlers ure
liiissing Mirough Klko un tbeir way
lo Alberta.
Johu Mott, -ihilosopher, philanthropist ami tlnancier, la improving nicelv
after liis Jong sickness.
Miss Alberta Mhldletou, of Nelson,
11. C, is in charge ol thc Klk school
and we wish her everv Vmd ol success.
W. 0. Leacey left for the coast on a
pleasure trip this week.
Seottv Muir and a party ol expert
machinists are engaged on the Elko
trout line soulh of the city, and are
all doing well and making records.
Miss Inez Holbrook was the recipient of a beautiful upright piano
which arrived Saturday from Toron-
tlie gift of her mother and uncle.
(From the Oateway International)
Mrs. MacDonald and ber two
daughters returned Monday morning
from u visit to Mrs. MaeDouald's
home in Colfax, Washington. Tftpy
were accompanied by Mrs. MacDoii-
aid's sister, Miss linden. Mr. Mac
Donald went as tar as Spokane to
meet litem.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce drove in from
Kureka ou Sunday.
Mrs. Lenwood uiiti ber daughters
returned from a visit to Missoula,
Mont,, last Monday.
Watson shipped ten boxes
lo Fernie last Monday.
Mr. Dan Manning and Mr. Fmter
ickson were in town Sunday.
Mr. Will Butts and Mr. E. l>. MacDonald went to Eureka Friday evening,
Dr. Bell, ol Cranbrook, came to
Gateway Friday evening to inspect
some horses.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Spencer, Miss
Maud Untcar, Messrs. Andy and
Fred Burlmgham and others crossed
the river Saturday morning to do
some shootiug. They did not have
very good luck. They returned to
Gateway Monday morning.
Mr. Mills, Mr. Fred Itock ami M
E, D. MacDonald have gone    on
limiting trip around Gold crock. They
expect to be away about a week.
Last Wednesday evening Mr. Harvey Young shot a doer.
Mr. C. Russum and WiU Butts left
Tuesday for Mr. Brown's ranch,
where they will be threshing for .several days.
Mr. Elma Friend, Mr. Gayhart, Mr
Oagorson and others returned Irom a
hunting trip up tbe Yahk last Suu
day.     Thev had very good sport.
(Moyie Leader.)
Moyie will now breathe easier. No
loncer will her people experience
those horrible nightmares that Uiey
have had in tiie past. Our beautiful
lake, which we prize as highly as
child does a Teddy bear, is not to be
wrested from our embrace, lt is to
remain ours; all ours. Nu longer
shall we lmve to guard it as a wealthy parent would his child from being kidnapped. '''Old Man" Simpson
has taken his covetous eye oil our
property, and now looks in another
direction. He lias made another discovery ann shouts "Eureka!" Tliis
time it is Sylvan lake. However,
we don't give a darn which la&e it is
jusl so long as it is not our lake that
he is trying to steal. Only a few
months ago he advocated tapping
Moyie lake with a two inch pipe and
carrying the water lo Cranbrook. His
"hellish ' plans were frustrated only
atter a desperate fight put up by the
citizens of Moyie assisted by Dr.
Watt, of Fort Steele wlio gallantly
camo to tbe rescue when he saw that
our splendid body of water was to be
turned Into a mud puddle.
the town
house on the outskitts
Mcde and Edsol Kennedy are bunting grizzly   bears     on the Roosvilie
u   Flathead trail.    Thev have orders lor
(,f six dead or alive.
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Mr. (Iii, Munro. proprietor ot the
.Munro hotel, leaves on Saturdav for
a holiday, lie will visit New West-
tninslei* fair, and nil Pacific coast
points. Picture post cards mav he
looked tor.
| Mrs. .1. McKee, ,,f Klko, and her
sisier, Mrs. Davis, ol .Itenina, Sask.,
are spending a couple ot woeks at
Roosvilie. Tobnt'c, Plains, Oateway
an,I Kureka, Montana.
Hotel *# s
UiKnti Conlurl ■ Specially
flood StiMlif il CoiiectlM
N.Hie.l to railroad an.l depot.    Hat accoiuuioda-
„Wlc unequalled In Cranbrook.
,!„,,"   f,„   Mo*
iiiii and c»id iii.ui*.
tlofCKarth & Rollins
I   .lames    Hales,    lhe    eminent and
„   , ,,   , ,,., "    *    . eneiBi-lic C. P. 11. timber man   was
1-n.i (I. Little is still jumpliw Irom around     the    district and as usual
village tn lowu and city watching Ihe busier lhan a ouc-cyed boy at       a
Ihri'i-ritiK circus.     Ho must he      a
lansc    shareholder    in the   company
.... i city w
dreaded hush (ires   und showing'
alertness llial. is    appreciated!    Al-
Ihoiifrli    there are    no serious blazes
anywhere    in    the   Kootenays now,
there are yet numerous reports    of
outbreaks, which, unless tackled    Intelligently     in the     incipient stage,  vls'itiiii*'   with
would brin*! in their train ruin   and  Truro coHem
disaster. "- ■   ^
iudfiiif! liy the inleresl lu- takes'
his work.
Star park.
Mott, ol Penile,      is
Mrs.   Dr.    Gladson,
Pneitlc avenue, North
I Mr. Thos. Cole, arrived Irom Cranbrook tn manage the Munro hotel
here. Mrs. Cole will act as housekeeper.
II makes us smile the way business
picking np  and thc gold passing
through our cash    drawer,    lt sure
9  pavs lo advertise In a good iudenoitd-
I ent paper,    .lust keep vour eye    on
I   Several ol the local volunteers who our ad. trom now on.   ' We And that
served    under the colors in the Boer even*    knock Is    a boost, and tliat
war are taking advantage     ol    the Klko will grow in spite of Itsell. The
Dominion grant ol .120 acres ol land, fruil lands south nre going like belly
Tlie oiler applies to all Canadian vol- plasters in a    logging camp, at $10(1
unteers, whether they saw servioe or per acre.    We have several good lm-
(Creston Review.)
The Cianbroolt Herald says: "Where
is there a better or more prosperous
town than Cranbrooh?" Yes, we
know. II the "Old Man" will come
west about 20 miles lie will lind it.—
Moyie 1-eader.
Ah g'wan Smyth, thc "Old Man"
isn't due lor a hath yet. Keep on
traveling, Simpson, until you lilt
Crcston, the vineyard ol North America: but leave your lur coat in thc
Herald sale brtorc starting, and don't
sliced all your loose cash on the
banana "lour flush." Wc buy ours
from the same exporter as you do.
ZAM-HUK       CURES     A      CASE
A Parmer's Orotelul Testimony.
No case ol nveina, skin disease, or
ulceration, should be despaired ol until Zam-Buk has been applied. The
case of Mr. Francis Itenoit, ol St.
Anne's (Man.), is a powerful illustration ol Zam-lluk's efficacy. He
says': "1 sullcred Irom eczema Ior two
years, and tried a great number ot
remedies. None ol them, however,
seemed to do me any good,
The ailment was mostly In my legs,
and both these were actually raw
Irom tlie knees down. A small
sample box ol Zam-Huk was given to
me, and even so small a quantity as
that did iue a little good. 1 then
obtained a proper supply, and hy the
time I bud used a lew boxes 1 was
completely cured."
Zam-Huk differs trom ordinary
ilvvs and embrocations in containing
no animal oil or Int. It is compounded from rich, healing, herbal essences, and is an ideal natural combination of power and purity. It is
highly antiseptic, and instantly kills
bacilli and disease germs, which
settling into wounds and skin diseases
set up festering, blood poison, etc.
Por cuts, bums, bruises, ulcers, abscesses, pimples, boils, skin eruptions,
scalp sores, spreading sores, elitldrcn's
skin troubles, dialing sores, etc.,
Zam-lliilj is unequalled. lt also
cures piles. All druggists and stores
at fific. a box, or Irom Zam-Buk Co.,
Toronto, for price, 3 holes foi $1.25,
Look for this Trademark
la /*/
This trademark makes every
man jud je of line hand-tailored
When lie finds the Fit-Reform
Wreath, he has lound everything
that constitutes the best in tailoring.
Cloth, trimming, workmanship, style, fit and
wear—all are included ia lhe guarantee that goes
with this trademark.
It is a good thing lo look for and a mighty
good ihing lo find—and you will always find it in
lhe genuine Fii Reform Suits and Ov n:oals, made
by the founders in Canada ol linnd-tailored garments,
Suits and Overcoats, $ 15 to $33.
Cranbrook, B. C	
Thai's what any woman is after a hot cup of Fragrant
.   i 7--A> .A*«-'^if2i.»,
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It chases away the oU tired feeling, and (ills    z
?    her with new life.   So DELICIOUS too. ♦
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Manitoba Hotel
i>,\\ Mcdonald, ckumkietor,   cranbrook, is. c.
Headquarters for
Tlif M;niiiuli:ii" neutrally looaUfcl niiillirtBoiiooItlielit-stililllntfrooiiiD
in iliti city,   Tlw liar in Hti|i|i|iinl willi die IwhI of Lii]iiorniiml Cl-gius
', '. Will ,I,I'V,|* :,  ItAVlli:   „,*
, > S'l'OVK nn,wl,,*,*,*
Wf li„„,lli'lli,*,,*l,.|,r. I
Tin,8l„v,sthat nn-Cnni'iintiiil
Ilnrilniira   -   I ',*,,,, I .,..,,1.. III*.
Th.- vv,<ll-kiiiivvi> (1,-iii-riil Mi'iiiiiiiit
pli-iiRri] in mtikn
iiiitiMtiiH't'iiii'iit  tliitl, lit' I'linii'ii al!   kliidfl
nf inuruliiuidiBt!, Mini received tin-
]| Htoi'k of Fishing Tackle ever m-i-n  lu-r
Siiiitu juuloua iwraoii nilghl call mon
Hut l-'i'i'il II,,,, is lm|i|iy
knowing Hint In- Imsii r.-|,iiliiti,,u in
*  .. *,      i • i    • ,t ,     i • Huhlnj Tinkle I tin I
^ fl"' vi-ni.-il)- ivhifli is worth   ro tn h      Calche. Ike Fish
liinn mil,,1,1 t;,,l,l. L 	
lit alt r In: -
Harness and Saddle* j
Miners'   and   I'i,,.
prclom' Supplies   ;
II,\ lliintl*.
kit* t ur*,
I mil and Candy
Indian Curia*.
FRED ROO, Proprietor
t THK    .'ttANHKOOIv     IIKItAI.il
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New Town of Monarch, Alberta
I ATA   in tlie Now CutmUian PaoiBo Townsite- of MONARCH, Alberts, uro nnw
LUlu  FOR SALE ut I). ,M. Hum's Office, Claresholm.
Business Lots, $250 to $450
Resident Lots, $100 to  $150
TERMS : One-tliir.1 Cash, balance six and 12 mouths.   Iuterest 0 per cenl.
This now townslto of Monaroh is situated on the main line of the Cuuutliun Pacific's
Crows N',-st Iiu,-, known us llu- LothbritlKC-Maaleod .-tit-ntV, hulf wny between Lethbridge
nntl M-ii-l.-iul iu onu nl' llm Inst agricultural >listriln in Snutlu-rn Alberta uml thoro Is uood
ii|ii,uiii*4H iu nil lines of bnsinuss hero.   Write, win- ur phono for any information,    iM-lit
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Tlio Herald eluh D.'iiiii-liiii-nl is ttp-to-tlutG in
its equipment, employs up-to-dflto workmen, and
turns out work that satisfies ami pleaBes the most
particular.   Uood work at reasonable prices.
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I have n five acrti trncl of Fruit Land u little over a
mile from town thnt   I  will soil ut a prion that will prove   X
attractive, with part cash pnyuuuil and balnnce on reason-
able terms.   This is u Buiip,
•'FRUIT   LAND,"   Care   of   Herald   Office
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Take notice that George 1 human!,
of Wasa, It. C, occupation Farmer,
intends to apply tor permission to
purchase tlie following deserllied
Commencing at a post planted at
tlio south-west corner ol P. It. 1.034
(A. T. Miller) thence east liO clniins,
moro or less, lo P, R. 920, thence
south to S. W. corner ot P. R. 929,
thtiice east Iill chains, more or less,
to the N.W. corner of Lot 671,
thence south to the S. \V. corner ol
Lot   671, Utenoe    west to       the
angle of Lot 6033, thenco north to
point ot commcnceinenl, containing
400 acres, more or loss.
Oeorge llannant, AppHconl
Dated Sept, 1, 1608, 24-Bt*
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Notice is hereby riven that, it is the
Intention of the "Cratthroolo Lodge,
Number 34, Independent Order ol Odd
Fellows," to applv to the Lieutenant
Governor iii-Coiuu'H, pursuant to tlie
licuevoleiit Societies Act, for authority to change the name of the said
IimIrc ns herein hetore stated, and to
adopt the name of "Kev Citv LodRO,
Numher 13, independent unlet of um
And take lurther nolice tliat n
liieoti-ng of the said lodge of Odd Fellows will he held on the th dav of
October, 1908, lo dclcrmlno the ae-
tion to he taken.
Datisl this 5Ui day ol September,
W. X. Harris,
BMt Sei'ietaiv.
I, Percy Thoiiwi Haywood, of
Cranhrook, Wood Merchant, intend to
npplv to the Commissioner of Lands
ami Works ot H. C. for permission to
iiurehnse the following described
Commencing at unst 20 chains W.
of N. W. corner of Lot 8744, thenoe
south 40 ohains, thenee east 20
chains, thenee norlh ID chains, thenre
west 20 chains to polnl of commencement, containing 8(1 ncrcs. more or
Dated Sept. 8th. tflOS.
25-flt Perev Thomas Havwood
Harris A Woods are now
Leave your orders wilh
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Ask tor Hulcjoi UTHIA WATJl
Kor family use there is nothing
no wholesome and so pure as
Kire insurance in force in Canada
hi 42 companies, 1 billion, 444 millions. Net cash premiums, 19011, 11
I Total paid to policy holders hy all
companies, 1906, 1:1 millions; premiums, 27 millions.
Total of life insurance iu Canada,
1875-1996, $1,488,311,149; premiums,
17 British companies have 855 millions in Ore insurance in Canada!, 15
I Canadian, 'AM millions, 11 C. S., 231
1 millions. Kire Insurance business in
'Canada has increased tenfold in 37
j vears,
j Fire insurance premiums in 37
vears, 230 millions. Net losses paid
same period, 152 millions.
Of the 230 millions, 179 millions
lefl Canada in payment of premiums
to British and foreign companies.
Net fire losses paid, 1996, $6,558,-
051; premiums, $14,711,058.
Assets of 15 Canadian fire companies, $9,757,319; liabilities, $7,561,418.
Assets of 17 Rritish companies,
$22,256,845; liabilities, $7,748,474.,
Assets of 11 V. S. companies,
$2,888,262,  liabilities,  $2,011,298.
10 guarantee companies have a business ot 51 millions
13 Canadian nccidoiit *.l-1tiu..ss.
guarantee, plate jflaas, etc., ccinpaii-
ies have assets of $3,203,634 liabilities, $1,022,990; premiums, 1906, $1,-
436,551; losses paid, $633,714.
Imperial Guarantee A* Accident Insurance Co, of Canada issued 7,423
nolicies in 1«07 for $20,211,334; premiums, $119,568. One million capital
subscribed; $200,90n paid up,
17 accident companies have policies
d 171 millions.
13 employers' liability companies
have net insurance of 34) millions.
llt> insurance companies are licensed
to do business in Canada.
si building societies, loan and
trust companies have nil millions of
pnld-up capital; reserve fund, lis millions. Deposits, 23 millions; loans,
175 millions; assets. 232 millions; liabilities, 232 millions. Dividends,
1906, $3,022,924.
A crqeked mirror often affords a
much wanted excuse.
It is easy to join in the shooting
after the victory is won.
Even the smallest trouble is easily
found  if one looks for  it.
Charity means love—love of humanity, not love of display.
You cannot make a schoolboy believe that history repeals itself.
People who prefer dodging trouble
to meeling it squarely ate always on
ihe jump.
How ean an assessor go about fixing
the value of the dog that the baby
The older we get Ibe more we
wonder why a child likes lo ride on a
im Try-go-round.
Kver notice how easy it is to persuade yourself to do something you
really want to do?
Civilization has its drawbacks.
There ore not nearly so many hazelnut patches us tliere'used to be.
What has become of tbe motherly
old lady who always had a few peppermint lozengers in her pocl'M?
Kver hear of nny particular trouble
among the children of a home where
the cookies were alwavs on the lower
Alter all, it Is a good thing that it
takes time to accomplish a reform. If
Uiey came too easy we'd have ehoas
A woman can elevate ber eyebrows
und condemn a ' sister more emphatically than a man can condemn a
brother in nn hour's oration.
Perhaps pies like mother used, to
make would he easier found If we had
"tasters" Ifro we had before we
ruined then by over-indulgence.
The will of Julius Caesar has hen
proved in London. The testa tur was
a chemist ami druggist living at
Chippenham road, (-tueeu Mary paid
a Fee of £100    to an    Indian doctoi
[named Caesar Adcltnaire, and play-
nilly styled him her Julius Caesar.
His son became Sir Julius Caesar,
nnd many of his family hearing   Uie
I same name have been physicians and
surgeons of distinction.
Tho only woman lighthouse keeper
In England surrendered her lighthouse
recently after 35 years' Bervice. Tbo
Leasowe lighthouse, which is being
closed by the Mersey Docks ana
harbor board in lavor of thc flashlight buoys, has been for fifteen tears
in ihe sole charge of Airs. Williams,
who for over twenty years previously
was with her husband at lbe Great
Hi me 1mhth011.se.
The NorUiwioh, Cheshire, salt compensation hoard has decided io levy
upon salt antl chemical manufacturers
pumping brine wilhin a certain area
during lhe coming year a lax ol
2 Id. per thousand gallons. The sum
estimated to bo provided is £4,500.
Tliere aie 11!) claims by property
owners for damage, amounting       to
I £4,051.     The last* rate was I   fd.
The Queen has prc.sent.il a bath-
chair lo att aged crippled woman living at Bristol, Gloucestershire, who
gave birth to a child on thc day the
King and Queen were married, antl,
becoming lame, has been scarc.-ly able
to get out of doors since. The facts
were communicated to Her Mtijcsi)
wlio senl the g'lfl as a UW
Ihe recenl roval visit.
The King lias relegated the royal
inohl Osborne to the scrap heap. The
vessel which is of 1,550 tons, was
built ul Pembroke dockyard in 1H70.
Hie purchasers are plodgod to break
up the Osborne at once, so that she
cannot Ih- used foi pas&eoger or show
purposes. The enormous expense of
keeping the royal yachts in commission falls upon the Sovereign, and his
Majesty, with his practical business
methods, has determined to reduce
ihe waste by scrapping all unnecessary royal shops. The late Queen
kept a number of royal yachts in
commission, Including the Osborne.
lire Victoria and Albert, the Kairy,
and the Alberta. All are now out of
commission, and do not draw upon
lbe royal purse for upkeep, Among
Iho many memorable incidents in
connection with the Osborne it may
be recalled that it was on board this
vessel that Kins Edward, us Prince
.if Wales, was taken after his accident
,it Waddcsden Manor, the residence oi
ihe late Baron Rothschild, when he
slipped on a polished staircase and
fractured his knee. A deck tent was
rioted up ou the Osborne, and there
Ibe royal patient, who was entertaining a lai"ge party on board, slow-
h recovered.
Cranbrook B. C. ii
1. nt.1
tales at Wirrnl, Clictdil
Polls, clerk    of
council, piiichasi
i 'lauded  cs
Mr.    R.
the Cheshire couulv
I    afler keen
let'itloii, some 888 acres of rich agricultural laud, Including live faints,
for £35,000, The estate was bought
by Hie council to supply the demand
for smull holdings.
A  slrange scene
Ihe eastern section
ly, owing to the et
f a number of
as witnessed it
.1 London recent-
ape from captiV'
111 liv hut am
able young vultures belonging to
well known naturalist, Mr. .1. Hum-
lyn. Eight of the birds were kept
in a large crate which did duty ns a
cage, antl they were ipiitc resigned
to captivity until the accidental falling of lbe crate front provided tbem
with an opportunity of flight whieh
Ihcy were not slow to take. Followed by an adventurous leader, they
flew across the adjoining roofs, circled round and round a big school
to the consternation of the local
pigeons, and then settled down on a
housetop. The uews spread like wild
lire am! from every side street holi-
day-inakjihg schoolboys converged on
tlie nearest spcctatorlai positions. All
were brave and bold until someone
recollected lhat "they ate uiiin," and
mentioned the matter, Then the
votithful spectators sought points
favorable to rapid rolteats: and
watched their elders deal-with the
Mrds. However, three of the more
venturesome birds settled the problem. They flew down towards the
crowd, uml two went so close as to
surrender themselves, while a third
lud his leg hro ecu by the heavy stick
thrown at him. He had to be destroyed in consequence. The other live
remained immovably calm upon the
tiles, aud Mr. llamlvn and his stall'
decided to await nightfall. Before
twilight, however, one of the birds
had gone ofi on 11 voyage of discovery, and only four remained upon the
tiles to
await  the    ascent
and bis helpers.
Soine curious delusions as to
rights and property have been
hihited by Albert o'Conucli, a
Chester man, who paid a visit to
Windsor Castle. He was noticed by
one of the household police to lie
walking about in a curiously inquisitive way. and when he got the length
of Henry Vlll.'s gateway, the policeman asked him what he was looking
for. He was Immediately told a
story which astonished him.   O'Con-
II had, he said, been lett an immense sum ol money hv Queen Victoria, together with much jewelry,
aud Ite bail come to sec lung Edward
and have a friendly talk about the
matter. Dn hearing Ibis thu policeman took him into a little room at
the caslle, with the ostensible purpose of facilitating his Inquiries. The
relieving ollicer was, however, sent
for, and O'Con licit taken to the workhouse where the medical ollicer pronounced him to be harmless, aud
some time later he was discharged.
Wliile in the workhouse he volunteered some additional particulars about
himself, as that lie had married the
King's youngest daughter, and did
not Intend returning 1<> his home in
Manchester until he had turned everybody out of the castle, lt appears
that he had also written to his wife,
asking her to help him claim the
Castle, whieh was bis "roper
Ile had tramped from Manchester.
Queen Alexandra's ride on
scenic railway at the White Ci.,. ..
tentlv may possibly lead to a millionaire, Mr. Thomas Fletcher, a
flour mot-chant*, of Cleveland, Ohio.
finding liis lost son, a young man of
30. Ten years ago Mr. Fletcher,
it., married against his father's
wish, and was promptly turned out of
doors. Since then tbe young couple
have never been heard of. though it is
the rather's belief that they .aro in
England. Mr. Fletcher is a friend of
Air. Bostock, who is running the Empress Hall at Ear 1 sconrt. The other
week Mr. Fletcher came to the animal king in a most excited state,
showed htm a photograph which had
heen taken of tlie Queen at the White
Citv. and declared that one of the
I'oung men sitting on one of the rear
seats of llie car was his lost son.
Mr. Bostock, who had met tbe youth,
had to admit tliat it was certainly
verv much like him. lu answer to
an advertisement, fourteen turned up,
hut the lost son was not among
A scalding accident has occurred (lt
Tiinstall, Staffordshire, as tbo result
of which one mau has died and another is iu a critical condition. Two
brothers named Robert nud Alfred
Hunt were employed at midnight at
n pottery factory emptying a well
iu front of a boiler. Tlie well contained several feet of boiling water
and oil.    The brothers   were working
tli buckets when Robert fell Into
the well. Alfred made heroic efforts to rescue him, trying again aud
again to null him out. At length he
himself slipped and fell Into the pit.
The shrieks of the men wero so fearful that a police-sergeant in the
street heard them and forced bis way
Into tlie factory. He, however,
found that by this time Alfred had by
a supreme effort helped his brother
out of the boiling well, and then
managed to scramble out himself.
They were rolling about the ground
in their agony bv this time. Both
were terribly scalded. Robert dlod
hortly after. Alfred wus removed
o the infirmary.
The deadlock between Thetford,
Norfolk, Corporation and the Gas
company has brought about a train
of novel Incidents. For several
nights now thc street lamps have
been unlighled, but the inhabitants
treated the lack of light jocularly,
iiid made amends for the absence 01
nas by resorting to various ingenious
devices in illumination. Chinese lanterns as large as could    be procured
 "e hung    on the   old pump in the
market place, and on tbe principal
gas brackets there. The next development was to organize a brigade of
boys, who went around the town inserting candles in tbe unllghted pub-
tic lamps, ami Thetford would have
been Illuminated by candle rays, but
tbe police stopped tbe enterprise. At
night many of tiie inhabitants make
a practice of carrying small lighted
wax candles in tbeir hands. There
is no disposition to yield to the Gas
company, whose bill (or street lighting the corporation is disputing.
A schoolboy, twelve vears of age,
named Anthony Spldy, 9 Broad
street, Leyland, near Preston, Lancashire, left bis home recently, and
with a number of companions commenced playing at a sandpit behind
the county police station. Spldy dug
u deep cave, and, seating himself in
it, invited his friends to play "Robinson Crusoe." Tbe other boys,
fearing danger, refused, and went on
their way, leaving Spidy in his cave.
Some time afterwards they returned,
and, seeing uo signs of hiin, went to
his bouse. The boy had not returned, and the companions, becoming
alarmed, went back about seven
o'clock to the cave, which they found
had collapsed. With all speed they
removed the sand, and were shocked
to discover beneath it the dead body
of their comrade. Spldy's head was
resting on his breast, and his face
ti.id turned black. No less than five
tons of sand, it is estimated, had fallen on the unfortunate lad.
The King of Sweden has presented
to the Museum of the Roval United
Service Institution in Whitehall the
British naval uniform wliich wn«
worn hy his late father, who was
created an admiral hv King Edward
in 1905. Among other recenl additions to the collection are a series of
relics relating to Sir Hudson Lowe.
G.C.M.G., who had the custody of
Napoleon at St. Helena, and of his
votingest sou, Major-General E. W.
IL dc Laney Lowe, CD. These include a piece of plate which was presented to Sir Hudson, by the municipal council at Marseilles as a token of
Iheir respect for his conduct iu saving
the eity from pillage This was bequeathed by Mrs. Waldo-Sihthorp,
who also contributes a Turkish sabre
with gold hilt, wliich was given hy
the Administrative Council of Santa
Maura lo Sir Hudson Lowe as a
testimonial of their regard for his
services during the time that he was
governor of the place. Several valuable relics relating to Nelson and
Trafalgar have also heen deposited
in thc museum by lite Rev. R. P.
Barron. They include the oflicial
despatch front' Vice-Admiral Lord
Collingwood to the Bight Hon. Robert.    Pit7.gerald,    minister
From Hastings, Sussex, comes an
account of a fisherman, named Dick
Geering, who, while on tbe
steam trawler Pioneer, which fishes
iu Rye Bay, recently fished up a
boot. lt was thrown on the deck,
mid later another member of the
crew, examining it, observed that it
looked exactly like one fished up a
year ago in the same place. Ile and
others ol the crew, remembering the
old boot, which was still kept in the
forecastle, took their capture below
and compared tbem. So impressed
were they with the similarity of the
hoots that tbey later consulted a
"Listings bootmaker. He recognized
the boots as the make of a Liverpool
firm, to whom thev are to be sent as
a curiosity. It is accounted a most
remarkable thing that tbe same
trawler should pass over tbe identical
spot twelve months after the discovery of the firsft boot and then pick up
its fellow.
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Probably Monday, November 9, will
be Thanksgiving day. It is also the
King's birthday. Tbe matter wu
discussed at a meeting of tbe caM-
plenipo-' net last week and although no defin-
1 teotlarv"at" Lisbon announcing the ite decision was arrived at. it to un-
vletory at Trafalgar and the death ol derstood that November 9th will be
Nelson. tlw **y.
Cranhrook is situated between tbe
main range ol the Rocky Mountains
and the Purcell range on a plateau
M.'iiiii as St. Joseph s prairie. ite
locatiou is distinctly picturesque, the
views to be obtained in all directions having uo superiors iu lhe
province of British Columbia.
Cranbrook altitude Is 2,987 feet
above sea level. The climate is an
ideal one. The snowfall is, aa *i
mie, light. Spring opens early.
The summers are pleasant, the temperature always declining at mgi.t-
tall. The Cranbrook district
noted for Its bracing atmosphere .
almost perpetual sunshine.
As a Iruit country the Craubrook
district is unsurpassed. Although,
at the present time, but few orchards are ol bearing age, still those
tew have shown what can be done
along tbe lines of Iruit cultivation.
The Cranbrook district has a larger
area of undeveloped fruit land than
any other district in British Columbia. Fruit lands may still be purchased at a reasonable purchase
price, which same caunot he said of
any other distiict in the province.
Market gardening is also gone into
on a quite extensive scale and the
quality ol the vegetables raised is
second to none on the continent.
Tbe surrounding district is tamoui
the world over Ior its large bodic:
of silver-lead ore. Tbe St. Eugene
mine at Moyie is said to be thc largest silver-lead mine ou tlte North
American continent. The Sullivan
group and tbe North Star mine at
Kimberley contain large deposits 1
tbe same ore. Gold placers are b
ing worked at a good profit c
Wild Horse and Perry Creeks, while
many excellent copper prospects exist
in various parts of the district.
Large bodies ol Iron ore have also
been discovered withm a very few
lilies ot the city.
Cranbrook to the metropolis of the
timber industry of Soutb Eastern
British Columbia. Throughout tbe
district there are vast quantities of
pine, fir and tamarac assuring an unlimited supply lor many years to
come.       There are between twenty-
line  aud   thirty   tn.*»   tntUa   in  *rt«   dia
trict, some ol them within a mile 01
Um city limits.
Cranbrook is the principal divisional point ol tbe Crows Nest Pass
branch of the Canadian Pacific railway. Here are located the ofliee ol
the divisional superintendent, round
bouses and machine shops. A branch
line runs eighteen miles north to
Marysville and Kimberley.
Many industries are established in
or near the city. Two up-to-date
sash and door factories are located
just outside tbe city limits, an
iron foundary, a brewery, a soda
water factory and two printing establishments are doing business in
tbe city, whilst at Marysville, fifteen
miles distant is tbe smelter of tbe
Sullivan Group Mining company. Excellent brick and fire clay abounds in
several nearby localities and no
doubt brick yards will be established
in the near future.
Excellent water at a pressure of
one hundred pounds to the square
inoh is furnished by tbe Cranbrook
Water Supply company, and electric
light and telephone service of tbe
nest kind is to be bad at reasonable
rates trom the Cranbrook Electric
Light company and tbe East Kootenay telephone lines. The whole district is connected with Cranbrook by
long distance phones.
There are five churches fn Cranbrook: The Roman Catholic, the
Church ol England, tbe Presbyterian,
the Methodist and the Baptist. The
Salvation Army also have a post io
the city.
The educational facilities are as
perfect as Um board of school trustees can make them. None but well
experienced teachers are engaged ou
the staff. Although the school
buildings are large tbey will have to
be increased in size in the near future, owing to the number ol ottiniren
A large number of fraternal societies bave lodges in Cranbrook. Tbe
Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of
Pythias, Orangemen, Eagles, Owls
and all tbs railway orders are represented.
Tbe advantages of Cranhrook as a
resttfential city is acknowledged by
all those whose business takes them
into East Kootenay. Mth a population of slightly over 3,0'fO tho rchoul
attendance is far above thu average
for a population of tbis size
Cranbrook has a gold   c i.iiiiiKsion-
er's ofltoe and is a -port i-l o-.try for
ths Dominion customs.
Anyone wishing-intdtmaUob - regarding buaHxts oppor Ust ties, cost
of land, etc., apply to A. L. ■ Mo-
Derniot, Secretary ihard of Trade,
Cranbiook, B, C,
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Murphy A Fisher,
Parliamentary 1     Departmental    aad
Patent Ofliee  Agents.
Practice Before Railway Commission
Charles Murphy. Harold Fisher.
vv. F. OURD.
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
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I   Cranbrook,     •     •     B. C.   I
Physicians and Surgeons.
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Formoons 9.00 to 10.00
Evenings -
- 2.00 to   4.00
 f. 7.S0 to   8.S0
.SuD-iaVi .... 2.30 to   4.30
CRANHROOK :|     ::    i:    i;    B. C.
9 to 12 a.m.
1 to   ii p.m.
7 to   8 p.m.
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•IIANtilLOOK -       -       - B. C.
X i'*iV*.'m   Cranbrook, B.C.
B.   C.   Land  Surveyor
CRANBROOK     ■      B. C.
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A. I, RoborUon, B.C. I.. .u.
Dominion and British Columbia
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W. R   BmUr.  Funeral DJrietof
Crmi.lmuk B.C Ption* No.  •*
*}*   W.   RUTLEDOJS
Graduate of Ontario Veterinary
College, Toronto, in 18JH,
' i ra-1 nate     nnd    MedalliM    of
Mcttlltlp's   Veterinary   College,
Chicago, in r.H)0.
^ Nine    yearn'    experience    in
Veterinary practice in Manitoba.
Office it Craabreelc Hotel.
It, pairing a Specialty
Aikens Bl.uk, Cranlirook THE   I'KANBltOOK   HERALD
Clothing **0P
Ihis store* purpose is to dress men better than they have ever been
dressed, to provide such styles and patterns as will express the Individuality of the wearer and stive genuine satisfaction.
We allow no one to give a greater equivalent for your money, and the
Suits and Overcoats we have ready easily discount everything in the past.
lo men of good judgment
diate as they are irresistable.
Suits from
Overcoats from
these values make an appeal as inline*
$10.00 to $35.00
$10.00 to $35.00
We mean to make
day in the year.
this  the safest store for vou to buv at everv
We sell only the very best Clothing and insist on a perfect  understanding with each customer.
You run no risk at all in buying here.   Our prices are always the
lowest for which equally good Clothing can be bought anywhere.
, ,' •
A lire doing damage to the extent
of about $50,9(10, occurred last week
in the .Mount Pleasant district of
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Liberal Candidate for
the Kootenays
Leader of the Liberal Party in British Columbia
Will Address a Public Meeting in the
SEPT. 30th
at 8.30 p.m.
Opposition Candidates or their Representatives are
invited to attend
, McCarter & Pinkham will
ollice ut Golden in tlte   near
open an
Willi un the big tunnel on the "Hig
      ."Uv [
ahead.      The contractors, Macdonell
Common chairs, 50c.—C. C, S.
Timber Inspector Carney came into
town on Monday.
\V. A. Hamilton, of Kernie, was
the city on Saturday.
.1. Armstrong, of Kimberley, was al
Cranhrook visitor on Sunday. I
Dr. .1. W. Collin, of Moyie   was    a|
ranbrook visitor on Sumlti*
It. II. Benedict, the Mayook lumberman, spent Sunday in the city.
Haivest    Home    Supnor, MeMiddtst
liurcli, Tuesday afternoon. Admission ftOc.
P. I). Hope returned to Marysville
from Hosmer at the end ol last
Frank Derosier, of Jaflray, was a J Half n million dollars for wharves
visitor to Crnnbrook at the end ol and tracks along Iturrard Inlet and
last week. tone   bundled    thousand  dollars    for
A. Doyle, uf Port Steele, wns in Ruardftw facilities on the south anl
the eity on business at the end ol «*»< "*» "', ''•lls'' c»'«k ** «• pro-
hat Meek (gramme  01 iln-  (Ireat Northern rail-
navw annui,, n„ whu mum B«i'ib*U°inTta-SSt1to!?U "'   Vi*
ling, spent Sunday visiting fri.-iuls in """" "'  "ar """"•
Or»**HKllr. .'. II. Foster, lotlllorly district pas-
.1. s. MacEaohctn. alio ol   Moyle's [wngcr ngont      „t tlie C.l'.lt. at St.
leading merchants, spent Sunday   In ,in|,n, x.ll., will succeed E. .1. Coyl<
as a-.sisi.il,,  general passeugvt  agent
at Vancouver.
Hill" at Kk'1,1 is belug lapidly push,
llzowskl, expect to havo it finished
au,I liains running through it hy
New Year's Hay, num.
Ton, and Pat Wholnn, ot tin- Xa-
paue-a hotel, IVrni,-, spent Sunday in
Albert Mutz, the well known Kernie
brower, visited Cianbrook at the end
of last week.
Common chairs, 50c—C. i'. s.
Mrs. II. 11. MoVIUie and two
children arrived in Cranlirook Iron,
l*'.dmont„n lasl, Friday,
Charles Parker, lhe    Cherry creek
\V„t,l has been received lion, Santa
Barahra, riiiliuabua, Mexico, that II.
II. Caldwell, formerly accountant of
Hi,' Consolidated Mini,,*; company, at
Itosslnttd, lias just died.
The lessees ,,[ tho llco mine at
Sandon hnve struck it rich and it is
said have lieen „iv,*r,il $25,000 to
:|iiit.    This has been refused,       The
discovery is reported   near
rattle slat ion on Vancouver
stockman,    was transacting business lu<
in tile eity last Kriday. I
l-'rank Angers, who lias been at • l.'"|lJ
Hosmer for son,., days, returned lo Itamllelu
Cranbrook last Monday. Island. ^
Mrs. A   M. Black and children leil     ,,,,*, M rtl    K£   u( Vancouver,
"n, t*ft.t '".' ,X"H °" "" "" •'»» I***-*"*-! " «'it against the C.P.lt.
lend,**,! visit with Iriends. ,,„. unstatcd ,|a,,,ages arising out of
Franto 11. VanDecar has had his „ nylit be had witb a C.P.lt. police-
nutomnblle thuroughty overhauled ,ii„l man a sliorl lime ago on the com-
put into good running condition. Ipnnles wharl a, Vancouver.
I*). .1. Cann, ol Calgary, represent-1 —-
ing lhe Brunswick, Balke, Collan-acr The sealing season in lhe Hei,ring
company, was in ihe eitv Inst Sa. Sea lias been particularly good this
turdav." year.     II. M. S. A-lgorine, which ar-
C'ommon choirs. r,0c.-C. C. S. !'.■•'«•,'"   v}el?''S .ias,' w<*k ">V°n*
. „   ,       ..... that llie   eight  Ilrllish sealers     had
.lames   Holey,  Ihe leriue contrac- ,.,„.,„., r.msiK „.„,„ iao ,0 m  w
or,   lumberman    and general    good  „„ „, A„  lst im
,, How, visited ( ranbrook at the   end 	
of lasl week. |   Tlll, ,„„ ,„, n ,|,<viy„ ani, ,|,lckson
Mrsf llirkeil, ol Bittern Lake, Al- win, were supposed lo have muivlercJ
I,, ila, arrived in I'ranhrook on Pri- Charles Tliomel, the Midway hotcl-
il.iv „n i, visit ,o her daughter, Mrs. keeper, and win, were arrested bo-
T. M. Roberts. iwcen Iliversldc and Omak, Wanhlng-
X. Hans el,lined trom   Calgary 'on, have been     liberated as no evi-
lasl Saturday.    While there Mr. Han'-  deuce could be lound 1„ hold thorn.
ou succeeded    in selling one ,,f    his *m
numerous automobiles. I   It. B*     Angus and Senator Forget,
Harvest    llm,,,*   s *. Molhctiist   rt'-rcetora of the C.P.lt.,nro making a
eliurch, Tuesilny nllernoon. Admis- lour ot ins|n-ctlon ot the company s
s|nn 50c .western lines.     Ihey are at   present
,, ..., ',   t„     .     **...,    . in Britisli t'olumbia.
Ii.tv.,1 .1. Elmer, visited Croston on . 	
\Iomlay iu the    interest ot the David I   „  is     .....letsto,,,!   that the Payne
, mer says Ires-   nli|„, ,„   Snn||01,      „.*,-  mok(, a sMp.
liim   all       the  „„,„, ,,f zira. vor,  shortly to       the
t Canada /ine company,
I, Thompson, for some time
at Sandon, which
i  some time past,
llai'ani cigar. Mr
l„n looks good t
train'despatcher here, left oa Monday I   The Hotel   Bee,
f<»r Whitefisli, Montana, where he has  has been closed f„
accepted a position wilh Ihe     flreat  is again open.
Northern railway. |	
The sound of blasting i.s t„ be heard I It '•" snid thai lhe Nelson Board of
every dav. 11 is music in Ihe ears iTrade will endeavor to induce the
,,f those'who wish for the prosperity j''-''-lt- lo re-establish Ihe position ol
■if thp country, because it moons that district passenger agent at Nelson.
This ollice was recently done awav
ll is s.*,i,l that the upset price for
the government laud to he sold by
miction al Crcston next month will
he from $3.50 to .120.110 an acre nc-
cordfng lo quality.
fruil lands ,ue heing cleared.
Common cnairs, r.ii.*.—c. C. s.
,1. F. Huchcroft e.inie up from tho
Klathead country on Saturday to
snend Sunday w-ilh bis family'. Mr.
Huchcroft is'iu charge of work connected with the Corbin mines.
Dr. ,1. II. King, V. Hyde Baker an.l
Kdward Elwell went to Wasa in Mr. H is said thai Hit, C.P.lt. and
Baker's bis while steamer last Sa- tlreat Northern will make a junction
turdav returning on Monday. They ul Midway s„ as to he able to trans-
enjoyed some excellent duck shooting,  port llu- 'similkamecn ores   to    the
Miss Miller, who lias been attending , Boundary and Trail smelters,
school at Kalispeli, Mont., Ior    the I ——-
past four vears, is visiting her par- 'l'l"' rebuilding of thc Kernie hospl-
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Miller, on their ' 'al is going on. Tho new building
ranch at Skookumchuck. She is ac-.i'iH bo a great improvement on the
empanied bv Mrs. Went. "''' <""'   Wl »'HI accommodate       a
Harvest    Home   Supper, Mellnllist   "r"al, "!"'',>' '"".-"'' Patintts.    It      Is
ehureh.  Tuesdav afternoon.     Admis- "I*0.  "''•■ <**<" '''«" *«•"» »'"'
Ki,,n r,0c s*'i'   its   completion.     In lhc mean
time Kernie patients are Iieing treat-
Miss    .MacLeod   had her millinery 'oil in Hi,- Crnnbrook hospital.
opening on    Monday,     Tuesday  and I ■
Wednesday of this week.    Her stack     Sixtv II sand leet of lumher   was
consists ot the latest Paris, London used In lhe manufacture ot boxes in
nnd New York creations and her which Creston strawberries were ship-
store has a very pleasing appearance, hied this year.
Word has lieen received from Prince'    , ',      ', .,       ...   ,
Bi rt. Irom I..    VI. Patmore saving I   A,    """'.,"-"1"-     A,,IT   st--nley.
that   the   lamily    are   comfortably v'"'f. ■*<'•:•'"!■.? scnleiicc lor drunken-
n ss in the iail at   Victoria, received
notice thai lie hall inherited a considerable sum ,,f money Irom a brother
who died in Oporto, Portugal.
..settled in the northern capital. Mr,
Patmore enclosed a photo ot his of-
| lice which seems to be thoroughly up-
Common chairs. r,0e.-r. c, S. I  -,.hl, or,,in.„.v *mm] m„,Hnf.      0,
,S. I*.. Oliver nnd wile, ol Proctor, I Hie ilranhv eompanv will Ik- held  at
,were in the cily on   Monday.      Mr. the compaiiv's    office in New    York
.and Mrs. Oliver had jusl arrived from on October (lilt.
.Calgary and lelt lor a trip up      the, 	
.alley lo   Canal Flats.      Mr. Oliver |   A „|s -,„„„-,,, •„ ,„ 0(mst |mi„,s
reports everything In excellent cud,* ,„„„ ,,, .,,, Mn   llw ,„.„-,    ,.bllt
1,011 "" ,]" Pr"lrlf' l.'.„ilm,l, are prnrtlcally starving   at
' 'I'he Harvest Thanksgiving service Prince Itiipcl. Ihrndrrils ol em-
was held al Christ church lasl Sun- ployes wta have been working some
day. At lhe evening service spieial H""' are in ,1,-1,1 lo lhe company lor
music was rendered hv the choir sup- boanl nnd living expenses, and have
•demented hv volunteers. One ,,1 lhc no chance ,,[ paying talcs t« Vniicou-
prlnclpal Icalurcs was the violin ae- lc
cmpaiiimenl bv Mrs. Wallinger.        I                         	
c. Hungerlord Pollen, president  „l     "•l,llv }■"'• j' ■''•'"■ "' ""' s<"'*'-
Hie Kootenav Central railway, spoilt SS'*.   .   I     s"'V''sl',"1','"';"        s'"»
several   days      last   week  ou   Woll •V";1"".'^1'''* ,s ''''-"I »' "" «f    "'
ere,-!, hatkiiiu over sonic lands       in sivn-cnthl.
which I,.- is   interested.      Mr. Poll.i, 	
ineidentally shot a lew duck but he 'llu* steamer Ventura readied Van-
says thai ibe birds are very wild this oouver last week will, 12,0110 cases
season. ol salmon from northern points.
William Forest, agent lor llie Mas- ,   ., "
sey-llaiiis company, at Calgary, was ,,' <"•• l"1" -1"1"*-1 f«m'». -*• ";.l»,>',,
iu the cily last Mondav on his   wav l,ul ''"'I'',"',''    spoiling In the tu-lds
lo lhe Nelson lair and lhe  Boundary ,,",''.",'"''„ "  T    "■'""'•j . "'       ■*•
cuiiliv.     Mr. Forest has a host ol ,l*' ■''■ ■''• ,'" -"I*1"*1' «'"«'lent    cars
Iriends in CranbKmh and the district '" ""'■'■' the produce,
and is lookwl ujMit, as an all    risind ""       '
g<md fellow. |            BASEBALL DANCE
Captain Pompelly,  who has    been  -
™".L"«T'«T,1 "<"■•'.«»', his i-laims Tnranrrmv „iB|lt ||„.,.0 vjn ,„       a
m the S   Marys prairie tor the la«l „„„„, .,, „,,, A,„|iU,r|„ln |(„* thebrue-
four months, lei   on Tuesdaylor his ,„ ,,, ,.*    Imst,,,nl, ,.|„|,,    n* Cmo-
home in Portland, Oregon     Tlm cap- hron|, __.a ,„„,, llftV1, pul up    „
lain   Is well satisfied   with the sum- *,,* ni 0]nin sport ,bls season      ami
mers    work   and hopes   to he back ,,,,V(. ,miM   hours 61    amnsemrtit*
again early in April. tnr n,,. citizens and it is distinctly up
lu offering lor sale the new "SASK 1<> the people „(    Cranbrook to pat-
AI.TA" range Patmore Bros, arc put- ionize thuir ball.    When it Is    said
ling into practice what thev believe, llml the Movie orchestra will he   in
that "Nothing is ton good for    the attendance, good music is on assured
peoulo ol Cranbrook."     Take a look tact, because better dance music than
at it ami bo convinced that then   Is I bat put up by the Moyie boys    bas
"no better." not own heard	
not been heard is Cranbrook. SUPPLEMENT  TO
Striking Contrast in Records;
Smith Curtis vs. The Socialists
Trenchant Speech Delivered By Liberal Candidate
Before a Crowded Nelson Audience—Attitude
Towards Labor Tssues Clearly Outlined.
Speaking for an hour and a quarter
on Thursday night of last week to n
Nelson audience which packed the
Alice Roller rink so that standing room
was at a premium, Smith Curtla, the
Liberal candidate for Kootenay, boldly
tackled public questions which are only
too frequently avoided by political candidates, and gave a straightforward,
logical and convincing statement of his
attitude toward the Socialist party. So
trenchant was his discussion of the position of the Socialist party In British
Columbia, and so startling the contrast
he drew between his own public record
and that of the Socialist leaders la so
far as they had a bearing on the Interests of the working classes, that many
who attended to encourage the Socjal- y the estlmateof Mr. McBride in his evi-
lst speaker of the evening were finally compelled through sheer admiration to applaud his utterances. Time
and again the Incisive logic of Mr.
Curtis roused the audience to enthusiasm; and, one one occasion, when an
interruption from a Socialist led the
chairman, Mr. Joseph Patrick, to call
for order, Mr. Curtis protested that he
was only pleased to note such an Interruption since It served to Indicate
that some one was thinking, he thereby
scored a strong point and won instant
popularity even with those present
who were his avowed opponents.
Mr. Curtis had been preceded by Sen-
party th this province Is under more
or less obligation to me for the tact
that there is a Conservative government In British Columbia at all at the
present time. It was I who in the
spirit of fair play made war upon the
Conservative leader Dunsmuir, nl
though he had not a Conservative government, and did my part towards forcing him to resign, and when Mr. Prior
took his place and proposed a nonparty government which I did. not consider to be ln the Interests of the province, and also proposed to carry out a
policy he had, and upon which he was
elected, which would have given away
to a railway company of the lands
which belong to us all, according   to
ator Bostock and Wni. Davidson, tha*| ment.    When he was attacked and
latter being the Socialist candidate for
the riding; and to the surprise of many,
ho boldly directed the greater part of
his speech to the latter and to hta adherents. Mr. Curtis believes that Socialists are thinking men; and as he himself ia nn able thinker and a convincing Ionian, he fearlessly directs his
appeals to those who show that they
are sufficlenty Interested In public affairs to think for themselves. This
will explain much of bis speech, the
full text of which Is given herewith.
The absence of the Conservative candidate, Mr. Ooodeve, who hnd been in
vlted to i-^nd, was the only regretable
feature of u splendid meeting whicS
wns generally conceded us a reninrK
able personal triumph for the IJherat
candidate.   Mr. Curtis Bald:
It Is a very pleasing thing for me tonight to address so large nnd splendid
an audience as I see before me. The
numbers present are an evidence to me,
who Bome years ngo addressed a public meeting in your city, of the greatness or your growth Blnee then; you
may well call this the fnlr Queen City
of the Kootenays. It seems to ine Uiat
thu City of Nelson In destined to he-
come a larger city thnt mnny of Its rest*
dents realize, You arc situated lit tbo
centre of a magnificent country, not
only front a mining and lumbering
point of view, but also-from a horticultural, aud thero Ih uo question thut tor
all time tn come you must dominate
the trade of the Kootenays.
in connection with your
Where Credit growth I would like to
Is Due ask you to consider to
night, wben tbat growth
begnn, and whether tho present Dominion Government Iiiih contributed to
tho exist tut; prosperity, and whether its
policy Ih likely to cause that growth
aud prosperity to Increase ln the future. I hope before 1 get through lo
Indicate to you some reasons why I
think you are tinder some obligations
at least to that Government for what
you ore, and for what, If continued In
power, for what you undoubtedly will
he In tho near future. 1 am sorry that
with the very largo issues before you In
this campaign the time before me will
only enable me to touch briefly upon
tho salient features; It would take
hours and hours, for instance, to fully
discuss all the questions that have been
raised tonight hy my friend, Mr. Davidson. Before proceeding to their discussion I ask you to allow me to make a
brief reference to the contest before
you. I have always In the past fought
an absolutely fair fight, and am prepared to do the same now. I have
never struck anyone below the belt; I
have never on a public platform discussed anything but public Issues, until
recently. There were timeB while I was
a member at Victoria where very
great feeling Was aroused, but no
matter how mueh feeling existed I
never In any discussion departed from
purely public matters. And tt Is on
public grounds that I appeal to you
I appeal to you on the ground of fair
play. I do not appeal to my Conservative opponents for fair play; they ean
gtve.lt or not as they choose. It happens nevertheless that the Conservative
donee which I took at an investigation
before a Koyal Commission tot which
[ will say more in a moment) an urea
valued at the least at thirty million
I would not take a chance of $30,000,-
000 of land and money that belonged
tu the common people being taken from
them, so I brought a charge against
him, knowing I could prove It, and
knowing that when It was proved he
could be removed from otfice, and 1
did that. Col. Prior was removed from
office, and 1 saw tbat Mr. Me It ride was
the only man under our constitution
could be called upon to lead u govern-
resolution of want of confidence proposed against him I stood up and asked
for fair play for the Conservative government led by him.
Then in this contest I
Tory-Socialist have to fight noi only
Alliance the Conservatives but ibe
Socialists; they nre both
trying to down ine, and if through the
Socialists I am defeated It means ns
you know the election of Mr. (.ioodeve
and not of Mr. Davidson.
The Liberal government at Ottawa
comes backto you at this time as the
directors of a great company In which
we are all shareholders who hnve to
pass on whether or not they are entitled to a renewal of our confidence,
li we do not continue them In office
the only possible people whom we can
put in their place under the conditions
in Canada today are the Conservatlve^-
lt Is nn Impossibility that the Social-
Ims should be put In. because we know
tbey cannot possibly huve a majority
in the Mouse, It Is In lact doubtful If a
single Socialist will he sent to Ottnwa.
Now the Laurier government ls entitled to your confidence, first, on the
ground of honesty. That Is the first
qualification with me every time. In
the second place it Ib entitled to your
support on tbe ground of capacity for
business, carrying on the at fairs of
the country successfully; and thirdly,
for considerations of progress and reform. There hnve Wen abuses, there
always havo been, and wlll be as long
ai there are human beings, nol only in
the slate, but In lbe lives of each individual. The state is only an aggregate
of Individuals, the same Inws and principles apply to one as to the oiher, and
tho state Is not better than the individuals who compose It. Wben you
have a stale that Is not perfect and
free from fault after nn election. It ts
due to the fault of the peoplu who put
them In office.
Now I wlll deal first with
Likes Men lhe most Important ques-
Who Think Hon that can be discussed here, and that is
the economic question as applied to
labor. 1 have always Invited Mr. Davidson to every meeting 1 have held, I
am delighted to havo him come and expound his views and principles; I am
always glad to meet men who are
thinking about tbe conditions they find
In the state that are wrong, and who
are trying, however wisely or blindly
or even it may be unfairly to find a
remedy, so long as tbey are honestly
and truly seeking for the remedy I am
always glad to have tbem heard by the
people. I would a thousand times
rather that a man should think and
act on his opinions in this world, than
do nothing; lf he Is honestly seeking
to Improve the conditions he finds existing, he wlll gradually find out where
ho Is wrong and correct his errors, But
the leading characteristic of the Conservative party is to leave everything
alone as they find It until they are
forced either to ehange or go out of
Now Mr. Davldaon has asked me a
number of questions, A man may ask
a question In half a ml-iute tbat It
would take hours to fully and completely answer.   It Is aaay tor hlm to
come and say certain things ure wrong,
and so and bo is the remedy, but he
gives you no proof, no evidence that his
remedy ts the true and effective remedy, or that it can be carried out in his
lifetime or yours or under present conditions. If the remedy he propones is
the true and genuine ono why has tt
not been carried out long ago? It has
been attempted to be carried out in
many countries, the Oneida Community
for example, and numerous others during thu past hundred years, and the
invariable result has been that they
hnve flourlsed a few months or years
and then disappeared, failed.
The problem before us
Evolution Net is no such simple mat-
Revolution ter, hut a tremendous
question to which we
should all give our deepest consideration. I was glad to see the attentive
hearing you gave Mr. Davidson tonight
because it shows that you are thinking
and it is only by thinking and then acting that we shall bring to pass this
remedy. Wben It comes tt will be like
everything else ln this world, step by
step, by evolution and not by revolution. They tried the latter in Prance
a hundred years ago, all were to be
brothel's and comrades, with what result? Where ts France today as compared with Greot Britain, where liberty
md equity have progressed steadily
and reform has come step by
step? I do not say that the revolution
was unjustified under the circumstances in France then, where the voice of
the people had no means of being
beard; but you have the right to get at
thc- polls what belongs to you, belongs
to tbe majority, every man bas to submit to the majority. 1 do not always
agree with the majority but I am a
democrat and believe there Is no genuine government without the minority
being willing to submit. If the majority
Is wrong and we are right we cun always know that, as surely as the stars
shine in the heavens even though the
clouds may bide them for the time
being, under the beneficent Providence
that guides this world thc right will
ultimately prevail. Otherwise It would
not be worth while tei live at all. I
am not afraid of the future. Wu are far
better off now thut we were In the
past. Somo who call themselves Socialists deny that; 1 do not call them
Socialists, tbey are pessimists, they
are like half mad Hamlet, tbey go
nrouud dark, solemn and say "The
world ls out of joint. Oh cursed spite
thnt ever 1 was horn to set it right."
I um not going to du that; I am going
to do better.
Mr. Davidson says that
Labor and the capitalists and tbe
Capital working classes    ure at
war, that their Interests
are directly opposed one lo the other,
what is good for onu Is bad for thu
other and so on. He would give you
tbe Impression that what be calls the
capitalist class is always wrong, always
robbing thu working man, and that tbey
ought to be wiped out, suppressed. He
says the country, the community,
should own everything; In other words
he would not wipe out capitalism, he
would merely transfer It., "Let the
co mm unity own everything," Is easy to
say bul hard to show how It would
work out so that everyone would gut
bis due. You are alt capitalists, practically, If you nre worth anything. You
haw certanily, every one of you, become oue at times, you may have lost
It again, perhaps by mischance, but
you have owned cnpltnl or you would
not be alive at all. What Is capital?
That Is u pretty hard thing Tor the average Socialist as represented by Mr.
Davidson, the half-baked Socialist, who
Is only In the dough stage, to learn. I
do not say that Socialism, thu Socialism Ihal ts preached In some parts of
the world, may not be the remedy for
thc Ills we all recognize Ihe existence
of, Bome time ln the far distance, 1
do not know, I doubt It, I think It will
prove to be different from what many
think, but I do agree in this sense with
a large number of Socialists who are
In Germany, tn England, who are beginning to be felt ln the United States,
that lt Is their duty, just as It ls yours
and mine, and wlll be my endeavor
also, when we see an abuse that we
can convince a majority of the people
Is such, that we shall Immediately set
ahout finding a remedy and applying It.
That has been the policy of the serious
Socialists In Germany, and they have
accomplished much thereby; they have
got the old ago pensions, provisions
for those who are disabled by accidents
and many other things, and they have
achieved that success, why? Because they went step by Btep towards
reform and advancement. And that Is
what they are doing in England also.
And I have been called a Socialist,
though I am not one for I do not believe the remedy they propose will be
practicable ln our day so I do not
bother  about  It,   but In  a sneering
way, I have heen called by the leading
Conservative paper 'of Uritisli Columbia, tbe Victoria Colonist, the Kter
Hurdle of British Columbia. I do not
know whether that Is u compliment or
not, hut it Is u fuct. So when Mr. Davidson heaps condemnation upon the
Lemieux Acl he finds himself opposed
In that oplnlun by Mr, Kelr Hardio,
who when hu wus here and saw its effects, said li was a splendid act and
he is going to try nnd have lt adopted
la Great Britain for the benefit of his
party which ts made up mainly of
working men.
Now let us sue what cap-
What !• Hal really is.    Capital Is
Capital? suved labor;  It ls labor
the product or which you
huve not immediately
consumed, eaten up, worn out, or in any
other way disposed of, so that you have
no further Interest in It. Every lime
you earn a dollar and save It, do not
spend It, that is capital. So when you
buy a house and lot, lhat Is saved labor. You havo saved your labor or the
fruits of your labor and put lt into a
house and lot to live ln, you ase It, It
Is yours, the product of your labor.
Then suppose you save aguln and put It
Into a second house and lot. Suppose
a man comes along then of another occupation, whose earning powers tn that
occupation are ten times greater thau
they would be In the building of houses
(of course under Socialism you eunnot
have an equal wage for everybody, tbat
la absurd, people would not work un*
less tbey were paid according to the
value of their work) but that man, Instead of spending hit* own time building
a house for his family to live in, wishes
to live tn your second house and ln return for the use of It offers you a portion of the product of bis greater earning power In his own occupation.
Shall he not be allowed to do that?
John O'Nell, a Socialist lecturer who
lectured in RosBinnd recently, says
"No." Therefore the result would be
ihut so much labor would be lost to the
world. The advancement of civilization
depends upon the amount ot saved labor the people possess; the nation or
race that has no saved labor is at the
bottom of the scale of civilization;'
look at the red Indian, he has none but
a tent aud a blanket nnd a pony perhaps, and you see thc stage of civilization he Is ln.
Canital Is necessary to
Pair Oivisl n civilisation, and what we
Essential have to see to Is that
both parties get a fair
division, both capita)
and labor. The time wlll come when
every mm who is willing to do his
share of useful work will have the certain assurance of a comfortable shelter
out his head and food and clothing
and all tbe other necessaries for himself and those dependent upon hfm ho
long as Providence Is good enough to
send the rain and the sunshine and the
harvest and sheep and cattle and all
that Is required tor the use of man.
Now then, you have worked, und you
have saved the produce of that work,
whether it be a day or a month or a
year or what, does It not then belong to
you, are you not then to have anything
out of it? The world could not progress without lt, railways could not be
built without tt, great labor has to be
expended In building them before they
produce any return, consequently great
stores of flour and wheat and food and
clothing must be acquired and available before they can be built. But my
friend says there is war between capital and labor. It may be that capital
Ia getting too large a share, that the
division as between capital and labor
U not always fair. There are cases
where the saved labor gets too much
and the worker too little, and there
ore eases again where It gets too little
and disappears, the men who have
saved It up lose It. But let us be fair.
I do not want to be elected unless I
am elected fairly and unless what 1
stand for Is fair. I have always stood
for what ts fair ln politics.
There are two kinds of capital; there
ts that which fs honest saved labor and
belongs to the people who have saved
lt, and that capital has all the rights of
the labor tbat lt enables to be done; It
Is the same thing practically except
that one Is saved up and the other
needs lt to enable it to carry on production. There will be a contest between these two, the toller will try to
get all he can and the possessor of the
saved labor will do the very
same. When the toller has done his
work and saved part of tt, as is bis
duty to do for the world cannot get
along otherwise, then he comes Into
the position of the other man and
wants to make use of It and get some
return for that use. Now then what
we have to attain ls some way by
which each shall receive exact justice
as nearly as Is humanely possible. Absolutely exact Justice we can perhaps
never attain, but our constant endeavor ls to make the nearest approach
possible. You must have the saved labor, without it you cannot build railways or any of the machinery of production and distrtbutlin (ail tlie machinery In tbe world Is so much saved
labor! and to encourage the savins oi
that labor it must he given a fair
share of what lt enables us to produce;
and on the other hand you must also
get a fair share for your toll. Suppose
the Socialists came Into power tomorrow and took itossesslon of everything,
how ure tbey going to do it? You have
to keep on putting by this saved labor
and you have to put by more this year
thau lasi. How are they going to do It?
If they ever do It It can only be by law,
and I have always been In favor of a
law that would be so fnr ns human ingenuity can go luud of course human
beings are Infirm and sometimes err)
bul which would secure thu fairest possible division to each, The laboring
people could have no objection to such
u law because they have tlio great majority of ballots und If they ever iind
they are not being fairly dealt with It
Ij hi,their power lo change It.
Tho great hisses of labor
Where Labor arise trom lock-outs uud
Suffers strikes.    Take   fur   ex
ample this machinists'
Blrike, their loss In wages already amounts lo one million five hundred thousand dollars; that is lust absolutely and
forever, it will never come back to
them; they, the tollers, are that much
worse off. That Is not all. Many of
them have to be supported or assisted
through these strikes; no 1 see the men
on the Grund Trunk und In the various
departments or (he C. P. It. recently
paid out $140,000 for the benefit of the
strikers. All honor for them for doing
it; nevertheless it 1b all lest, it belonged to the toilers and it is gone
from them forever. There are those
among the capitalist class who are avaricious and who would grind the faces
of the poor and of labor, they are only
human, but lt would be no different under Socialism. If the state took possession of everything tomorrow there
would be conflicting claims, everyone trying to get the best terms they
could for themselves. If the whole population of Canada were divided into ten
unions, and a fence built around the
country so nothig could come In, and
all the wages paid would be divided
among the members of these ten'unions
and the law, we will say, made an absolutely fair division of the products as
between capital on the one side and
these ten unions onthe other side, you
would find that each of these different
unions was trying to get u little larger
share than they really ought to get;
there would be war among them i when
It got to that stage. That Is one of the
reasons why there are many poor people 1 nthe world still; some get more
than they should and others get less.
I wish 1 had time to go further into
that question, but before I l?ave It 1
went to refer to one thing. The most
abominable falsehood and most misleading statement was made recently
In my hearing by Mr. O'Nell, most abominable to my mind as intended to
sllr up hatred where it should not be,
and lhat Is that tbe workers only get
seventeen per cent, or what they really
earn in this world, both in Canada and
In the United States. Now that is nol
true. The statement Is based on Ilg-
iii'ts given out at Washington which
are misapplied, and are probably fundamentally wrong. I can bring the fact
home to everyone of you, that when
want to refer to one thing. The mosl
o! what you' cant you are being told
you are told that you only get one-fifth
as bald a falsehood as was ever told
tinder the sky of heaven. I will prove
It to you 1 a few words (ir I hnd mon
time I could go Into the whole annlysU
or the question In trade after trade)
but take for example the Silver Kin?
mine, which has recently been reopened ln your neighborhood, nnd suppose that instead of giving the men
nix times what they are getting now
their wages were increased only 110 per
cent, the chances are that the mine
would have to close down; it could not
afford It, it would not pay. In Kossland
the same way, In the lioundary, anywhere. The cotton manufacturers have
a fairly high tariff, ih) or 35 per cent.,
bul If the wages weer raised 20 per
cent, the mills would all close down.
The same in the case of the flour mills
or any Industry you could name, an increase of 20 per cent. In the wages
would force them to close down or else
put prices up to an enormous figure.
Go to the farmer and increase his ex-
penses and his wages 20 per cent, and
you would wipe out the farming industry.
I appeal specially to So-
Curtli Stands delists tonight, use your
the Tollers Judgment and you will
see that you are being
misled by people who make such statements as that, such arguments will be
found on investigation to be absolutely
without foundation. I will go further.
Mr. Davidson says I represent the
capitalist class. I say I represent and
hope to represent first the tollers, secondly tbe saved labor which Is honest
snd legitimate. There 1b an enormous
amount of Illegitimate capital, capital
tbat has been filched by the aid of enormous grants or land and money to
railways. Under a tariff some person
may get a cent or two more a yard out
of cotton than he ought; that represents an enormous fortune over and
above a legitimate profit. I always
have been and am opposed to this Illegitimate capital. I was at Victoria
four years, and I think I was the most
active member in the House in introducing measures during that time, and
I defy Mr. Davidson or anyone else to
point to one of them that was in favor
of Illegitimate capital ana against inbor. I huve asked Mr. Davidson before
to do so, and Mr. (Ioodeve also, and
they are both absolutely silent, yet 1
introduced five times as many measures I nthat House a.s any other man
in It except possibly Mr. Hawthornthwaite affecting the Interests of the
people. Thu people who are doing use
ful work in ibis province, attending
to production, distribution and education, compose ;ij per cent, of tbe population, and they are the peopl*' whose
Interests 1 represented. I stand to oppose wrong and Illegitimate capital, to
pan1 down swollen fortunes, nnd prfr
vent thorn getting greater, but in favor
of honest toil und saved labor, capital
in its true ami honest sense.
Let iue compare my re-
Comparison oleord With thu record of
Records Mr.  Davidson   and   Mv.
Goodeve In that resppcL
A protKisnl was made in the House to
give away 20,000 acres of wild land,
ymir land and mine, per mile to a certain railway company; land that belongs to every one ut us that Uvea in
this province and to all who may come
in. I snid uo. we will not give an acre
und I opposed that to the uttermost,
and I brought about the defeat Of Mr.
Prior, drove hint from the head cf the
government and prevented that enormous amount of land being given nway.
I went further yet They proposed to
give $5000 a mile is a straight gift to
aid In the construction of a railway
across the province. ! said no. tf they
are to have $2000 a mile of our money
we must have first mortgage bunds of
the railway for Ii the same as the other
capitalists who furnish the rest of the
money to construct ft. We have just
ns much right to share In the ownership of that railway, as they. I said
the fact of the railway going through
our wild lands will add greatly to their
value and I nthat way we reap an enormous benefit and therefor*? it would
be a fair and reasonable thing to throw
off the Interest for the first five
years; I said if at the end of five or
seven years your road is not able to
esrn Interest on the cost of its construction then It should not be built.
I put It to you Socialists especially, for
you are thinking men, if you advance
a dollar towards the construction of a
railway, should you not have a mortgage for It? You are not making a gift
Now what did Mr. Davidson dn whe
was Inthe House at the time; did he
3iand for you or for the capltalis )'
who wanted something for nothing? .A
charter had been given to one of the
members of the House. Mr. Clifford
or the Northern Pacific & Omlneca
railway and he was about to sell it tc
the Grand Trunk Pacillc provided they
could get the subsidy renewed; a suitably was provided for ln the charter
and It hnd not yet lapsed, b:it It would
lapse before they could butid th«
road. When lt came un in tht
House later Mr. Hawthr..rntlnva.ie
should have voted right alongside ol
me for the people's Interests, the interests of the 95 per cent, of the ped
pie of the province, as I did. .Mr. Davidson at the time was a Labor member,
becoming a Socialist later, he had not
completed the process yet, but Mr.
Hawthornthwaite was his leader. They
stood there cheek hy jowl, and never
snid no. this shall not.be done, they let
the vote go through. Yet Mr. Davidson
tells us I represent capital and hu Is
thr man to represent you. Did I represent yon an«l the I»5 per cent, of the
population when I tried to keep your
money I nthe treasury (because as long
as It Is I the treasury It Is all yours,
it Is your own fault if it is not divided
Talrly afterwards). I was representing
tht tollers I nopposlng that vote, anj)
when Mr. Davidson and Mr. Haw-
IhornOyvalte let that vote go through
they were doing the work of the capitalist, the Illegitimate work for the cajh
llallst. Should you vote for Mr. Davidson then, or for me? Vou can go
through my record from beginning to
end. and every time you will find ihal
I was fighting for and representing the
people. 1*1 Mr. Davidson name a case
if he can where I was not.
Who Is It that Is fighting
Oppostd by me today? It is these
Corporations   large corporations, those
who want graft at Victoria o rat Ottawa, who wunt something
handed out for nothing. Tbey are in
the field today fighting mu to a finish.
II may be they wlll finish me, too. but
I shall go on righting to the end anyway, ir they do finish me In this election ft will be because 'he Socialists
and their sympathizers prefer to support a name rather than the man who
represents true reform principles and
their rights.
Mr. Davidson has told
Davidson's you that the Conserva-
Inconsistency live government ts very
bad, and the Libera)
government Is also very bad, and no
honest man should support either. If
they are not worthy of support at the
polls I should like to know how they
can be worthy of support In the House,
adn why when Mr. Davidson w-as ln
the House he voted to support the Conservative government ln spite of bad
bill after bad hill? During hts term at
Victoria there was a proposal came tip
to give to the C. ft W. 800,000 acres
of land, as a present. They had no
right to It. They had had a subsidy
act once, and I will not go Into the details but It was clear tbat If they ever
lad nny right to It they had lost it.
The previous government had granted
them land by ordinary crown grant, aud
ii they had a right to this why was it
not granted i nthe same way? They
would have done so, but the man who
prevented it. In spite of the fact thut
both Mr. Hawthornthwaite and Mr.
Davidson were iu the House, was
Smith Curtis, by writing to the lieutenant-governor and pointing out thut be
had no right to grant the railway this
SOO.OOO acres of land In that way. He
then put it to the ministers, and they
admitted it was so; the corporation
right had gone, if ihey ever had any;
which 1 say ihey never had. So it wus
put to the vote. What did Mr. David-
sou do then'.' Did he think they hud a
right to ttie land? I do uot think he
did. Mr. Hawthornthwaite got up and
said; "This is repudiation if we do not
give them this land." If the Socialists
were to come Into power tomorrow how
are they to obtain possession of all this
land and resources and property? Are
they going to pay for it all? You are
Just going to take possession, aren't
you and sny "It is ours anyhow?" But
Mr. Hawthornthwaite said. "We must
give them this land, it win be repudiation it we tlo not." lie went further.
He said tt does not make any difference if wa give them the land anyway,
the working class will never get any of
it In any case." That ts an abominable
falsehood; and the Conservatives and
Socialists, too, lost more support
through that than anything they ever
did. Mr. Winkler, tn the Similkamecn,
who is a real true Socialist, denounced
them by reason of it. Who did Mr.
Davidson represent In tbat matter?
Did he represent the interests of the
capitalist or of ihe laborer? I have
the kindest feeling for Mr. Davidson
personally, and I do not for a moment
think he ever profited personally In the
least by working hard for the capitalist
snd giving away our properly as he
did on that occasion. It was just simply weakness of Intellect on his part.
Buf I would not say the same of all the
men that supported that measure.
Whai Mr. Davidson actually did then
wai this.—did he vote to give away
this land? No. Did he vote against it?
No. When it came to the final test and
j he had to pass judgment on It, whether
! it was right or wrong, he stole out
quietly into the corridor and did not
vote, ls that the kind of men to send
to represent you at Ottatwa.
The only way I can ex-
Metaphyeieal plain Mr. Davidson's con.
/Tues duct Jn  that  mattetr is
th.a; When I was younger I used to study metaphysics, and
'hi.-, is one of the problems we came
agings. Suppose the case of an ass between two bundles of hay of equal size
md quality, and each exactly the
same distance away from the ass, the
a?s would be unable to make up his
mmd whether to take one bundle or
•he other, and in that state of mind
would starve to death, Mr. Davidson
did not know what to do, so he went
into the corridor. If that Is the ex-
planatlon, there are a lot ot two-legged
metaphysical asset* In the countrj'- I
wlll go further. As I said beerore, all
thi-i land belongs to you and to me and
all of us equally. When I was at Victoria I always did all I could so that
wc should all get an equal share out of
it Mr. Davids-.n says he wants everything owned by the state; well then do
not lei im give It away, then we shall
not have to get so much of It back,
and in the meantime they might eut
the timber Off If too. I wlll tell you
the attlttid" I took with regard to the
public lands to show thai they did belong more than anything else to the
workers. More than once when I was
in the House I urged thai a portion of
the public lands should be set aside forever for the support of th» public
schools. Who KetH the greatest beneiit
from the public schools? Why the laboring classes certainly. They grow
more children, fortunately, than tlie
others, and that Is nothing to be ashamed or; they are the producers in more
senses than one. So if I had a part of
that land set aside for public school
purposes you know who would receive
th<: greatest benefit from It. You deserve to do so, you have more burdens
when you have more children, in my
address io the electors of the SlmUka-
mean that was one of the pledges 1
made, and notwithstanding that they
would not have me, they voted instead
Tor Mr. Shatford, because he was doling out a few days work to them. And
at the present time you have a lot of
men doing road work under the McBride government. In tbat way taking
a little petty bribe In exchange for their
vote. Talk about the capitalists doing
wrong, aren't you doing wrong when
you bo sell your birthright, your Invaluable birthright of tbe ballot, not for
a messof pottage but for a quarter of
one. I said more than that. I said we
want free school books, which the government could have given If these landa
were set aside; I put that also In my
address, and starngely enough the McUride government bas now actually
granted that to some extent, so t think
1 did yon some good there. I had that
put In the platform of the Liberal convention last year.
But I went further still.
Cld Age I said I want these lands
Pensions that Mr.  Davidson   and
the Socialists did not
think worth saving, I awnt a proportion
of them set aside to provide old age
pensions, or put It this way, to also
provide insurance against Illness adn
accidents und old nge a» well-   A ma« THB CRANBROOK HERALD
io through Ill-health ls out of work,
through Illness In his family, ls Im-
verlshed, would be entitled to come
under that scheme. These lands
uld have, furnished a fund which
,uld make all that possible without
y man having to put his hand ln his
cket tor one cent of taxes for those
Ings. Even the capitalist should be
id ot that. Did you ever hear the So-
tltsts propose any better scheme
an that for the general good? And
irk you this, when Mr. Hawthoruih-
lite and Mr. Davidson were in tho
juse they had the McBride govern-
»nt In the hollow of their hand. They
uld force them to do what they de-
red. The government could not have
lsted a Blngle day without their sup*
,rt; therefore this matter of the gift
800,001) acres ot land to the C. P. R.
ust have all been fixed up between
em beforehand, the bargain had been
The British Columbia Southern rail-
ay Is owned by the C. P. R. who got
1 the BUbsidy granted lo tt. The terms
pon which they obtained that land
ere among other things that lt should
p sold to settlers upon terms satisfac-
>ry tothe government and the people,
nd lt the railway company failed to
bserve this agreement tbe land would
e taxed, ln 1808 tho C. P. R. and thc
overnment got together und tlxed
o a deal that the land should be sold
i homesteaders and be held open to
re-emptlon on the same terms as gov*
rnment lands. Ever since that time
ie C. P. R. has refused to carry out
iat arrangement, for five yeara they
ould not sell an acre of lt except on
uite different termB, They kept the
mber from the settlers, which they
ad no right to do. Under the order-in-
juncll, therefore, they have been Hale to taxation on that land since 1898,
ut they have never paid a dollar.
Iivldson There ls a case ot 111c-
md Capital gltlmate capital; tbat ls
the company to which
ny Socialist friends gave 800,000 acres
if land for nothing or agreed to do bo,
md that is the way they are enabled
o squeese the lives out of your fellows,
-hat is one thing Mr. Davidson lent
Is support to. Today there Is a mil-
ion dollars of taxes due on that land,
'he C. P. R. has coal mines at Hosmer,
ihlch they acquired under that subsidy
lorth I do not know how many mil-
ion dollars, perhaps aa much as fifty
illlton, the cost of the railway many
lines over. Mr. Davidson voted for the
I. P. R. tn that matter, so did Mr. Haw*
hornthwalte. That Is the kind of So*
laliata they are.  Are they to be trust-
0 to go to Ottawa? Some of these btg
-npltallsts may come along and say
'We want a million dollars of your
axes for nothing" aud what would
Ihey do, would they act differently
Irom the way they have acted ln the
same circumstances before? 1 tried to
find out about the matter In the House.
1 took It up with the associated boards
of trade at my own expense, to have
the government urged to collect those
taxes and went to a very large expense
In printing and circulating an addreBs
on the subject I asked the chief assessor at Victoria, "Why are not those
lands taxed?" He said "I cannot assess them, the government will not tell
me to." That Is what I did, but what
lid Mr. Davidson and Mr. Hawthornthwaite do? They voted with the McBride government and Mr. Hawthornthwaite said It did not make any difference whether these men escaped paying thetr proper share of the taxes or
not. Carry that attitude to Its logical
conclusion. Suppose n»ne of these corporations pay taxation on their mines,
lands, timber, etc., money still bas to
bo raised to carry on the affairs ot the
country, whose pockets wlll It come
from? It will have to come from the
tollers. That million dollars means
just that much less spent upon the development and opening up of the country , and It Is lust that much taken trom
the pollers who wouid have received It
in wages for building roads and developing our natural resources. Davidson's
support of the government fn tbat matter meant the taking of that million dollars from tho people who had no nm-
ptoyment and handing It over to the
shareholders of the C. P, R. In Eur),je.
Now I bave not time to
A W rd go into the matter any
Ateut Durum further, but before passing on I should say a
word about Mr. Dunsmuir, whose name
Is abhorrent, and properly so, to every
toller throughout the land. Mr. Dunsmuir has unlimited coal lands. He has
the right to all the coal lying under the
lands granted to the Esquimau ft Nanaimo railway, and when he was asked
to put a price on those Interests he
named the sum ot fifty million dollars.
It Is known to Mr. Davidson and to you
all how I denounced at Ymir and
throughout the country, wher 1 circulated printed copies of that address, the
government that allowed him to escape
taxation on taht coal land which he
retained when the C. P. R. bought thc
railway. It Is all taxable, and I have
gone to the assessor at Victoria and
asked why It was not taxed, find h|B
aatd, "I cannot assoss it until the government, this honorable McBride government supported by the Socialists,
permits It." A copy of my speech was
sent to Mr, Davidson who was in the
House at the time, and there waa this
man Dunsmuir with two thousand
Asiatics employed ln his mines, and
paying no taxes on this enormous
wealth, yet when the matter came up
In Uw House Mr. Davidson never raised hta voice and said "Let us tax It"
But tt I had heen there I would, not
being there I raised my voice outside
and spent a great deal of my own money In bringing the matter to the attention ot the people, and I have continued to do lt ever since. And again I
challenge the Socialist candidate or
anyone else to point to a single act or
vote or hill of mine that was against
the Interest of the masses, and they
can find nothing. Then I ask, why for
the sake of a name, vote against me
snd for Mr, Davidson who would betray
them again as he has betrayed them in
tbe past? 1 do not say that he ever
rot anything for doing so, but merely
that he waa quite under the spell of
Mr. Hawthornthwaite. You wlll continue to have wrongful government ->r
lust as long as you are content to vo',3
for a name and against the man who Is
doing his best to uphold your Intareits
End the interests ot the country ltrst,
lust and all the time.
Now I see bom* lit!or
Pair to people here, and  1 tm
Goodeve going   to speak   * fret:
words to them, 'lhe
matter of the eight-hour day tor miners has lieen brought up by Mr. Du'iI*
son, and he referred to Mr. Goodeve
having called out the military ngalnst
the miners in RosBlond. This is not
true, he did not call out thi nillltin.
I state that and give him the b-.nel,t
of the statement Just as much as tt
be were here to make It iilmseif. he
was mayorat the time, and a largo number of specials were sworn ill, sal'l to
be fromThlel's detective agency, anyway they were specials. Mr. Ooodeve
says he did not know ot tt until iittti-
wards but Mr. Boultbee who w.u magistrate at the time and swo.c them in
says he did so after consultation with
and having approval of Mr, Houdavo,
the mayor. At that time I was in the
Martin government, and what wus ,l„i*e
by Mr. Martin waa done after to i*>u,t.v
tion with me. When we learn*.-! of thin
condition of affairs in Rossland we inquired Into the reason or it. Wo suid
"The provincial government will undertake the responsibility of preserving
order In Rossland tf it Is necessary;."
we took prompt action ln thi inuit-jr
We sent Mr. Bullock-Webster, one of
your own citizens there to look into it.
He found tbat the appointment of the
specials were regular, they were under
the Jurisdiction of the civic authorities.
1 came to RoBaland, and, I think, largely through my efforU, the trouble was
settled. On my coming these specials
If I was atandlng tor the capitalists and
not tor labor? Who stood alone ln
Rossland fo rthe eight-hour day at
first? Tbe only man outside of the
actual tollers was your humble servant
When the board of trade passed a resolution saying the eight-hour day was
not wanted and said It wns an unanimous verdict I was In Grand Forks,
I was one of the charter members of
that board of trade and when I learned
of that resolution 1 Informed them that
I was In favor of the eight-hour day
and that lt should be enforced. Later
on when the mine owners threatened
to lock out their workmen I warned
them that lt might even become the
duty of the government (at that time
they were supposed to be making enormous profit out ot their mines and
stockB, the stocks of the Le Roi went
up to above five millions) it might even
come to the point where the government would feel justified In taking over
and working the mines Itself and paying the men ordinary wages for eight
hours, and handing the profits to the
mine owners. I waa not going to stand
by and see fifteen hundred men thrown
out of employment without a reason.
Right or wrong, the eight-hour day was
the law of the land, passed by the
legislature, and so far as 1 was concerned lt was going to be enforced.
Now as to the unions.
Work for Or- By reason of a decision
ganlxsd Labor In England, In what ls
known as the Taff Vale
case, It was found that all the property
of unions could be seised as damages
if It happened that a member became
too offlciouB in the matter of picketing
and such things. As soon as the decision was announced, 1 brought In a
bill to preevnt that taking place tn this
country. It was knocked out by Joe
Martin, who later thought he would
square himself with the labor people by
bringing In a bill of his own, which,
however, was worse than none at all.
I denounced It, and drew an amendment
adn put It Into Mr. Hawthornthwalte's
hands to Introduce and press, and he
did so, and has gone over the country
ever since claiming the credit for that
enactment when ln fact It was mine,
my drafting, and my Idea how to get
It In.
I also proposed two amendments to
a bill with regard to boycotting and
picketing and Mr. Hawthornthwaite
said "They are all right, move them
and I will back you up." I said "No,
you bring them In" and he did as a
supporter of the Martin government
and you have today in British Columbia
tbo finest bill tn existence In any country for the protection of Trade Unions,
and that bill waa drawn by Smith Curtis. At the time of the trouble In the
Slocan in 1900, which Mr. Davidson
knows about for he was there, the moment I got to the House I brought in
a bill providing that where men are
brought Into the country at the time of
labor troubles by means of false advertisements, and on their arrival find
conditions different from what they
were repreesnted to be and In consequence turn around and refuse to work,
the men who brought them In shall
be responsible for all the expense*!
they have Incurred and the loss they
have suffered by reason ot having been
misled ln such a manner. Before that
men were brought In to take tbe places
of men who were striking. Those men
bad no Intention of becoming "scabs"
but they were deceived, and previous to
the passing of that law It was necessary for the strikers to furnish the
funds to enable them to go back to
where they came from. Now the employer who should undertake to bring
men in ln that way Is liable for all the
expanse and loss they Incur, their fare
from and to the place they came from,
their loss of time anl ao on. That Is
a bill that hardly any workmen know
the existence of, yet it Is a tremendous
protection to them In case of labor
trouble, and they owe that to me. Fortunately since that time until the present strike on the C. P. R. we have had
little trouble of that sort here.
One thing more I did; I
Protection of jrought In a bill which
Wage-Worktrs .rovides that where any
company lets out work
to a sub-contractor and he falls to pay
the wages In full the workmen can sue
the company for their pay and get
ever dollar of It. When I did that was
I working tor the capitalists or for the
tollers?   I could If I had time to tell
you a lot ot things like that. What
has Mr. Davidson ever done for you ln
that way? He huB told you of nothing
tonight, su I take lt his record In thut
regard is about zero. But he did give
away these other things. More than
that hi, und Mr. Hawthornthwaite kept
this Mcllri.lv government in power whllo
those things weer going on, although
they had It in their power to successfully oppose them whenever they could
have had the Biipport ol the Liberals,
and in many matters they could huve
had that support
You see this labor ques*
The Oriental tion might well take up
C&estion the whole evening. Turn*
tng for a moment to tho
Oriental question, ns Senator Bostock
has told you, thv Liberal government
har* done in the peculiar and unforseen
circumstances that have arisen during
recent years everything that any reasonable man could possibly ask In the
matter. Where tbe Conservative government fixed the tax at $50 per head
and allowed the C. P. R. to bring in
Chinese by the hundreds, the Liberals
increased it to $100 and afterwards to
$C00. With regard to the Japanese,
when they first began to come Into the
country and protests were made as a
result of which the provincial government passed what was called the Natal
Act, the Dominion government was requested by the Imperial authorities to
disallow any such legislation. The
Dominion government then entered into
negotiations with the government ot
Japan and secured an arrangement that
limited the number of Japanese that
should come Into Canada. That ar*
rangement was observed until the time
when the C. P. R. and Dunsmuir
brought large numbers In and the Japanese government broke faith. Then
the Laurier government .took up the
matter again and Bent Mr. Lemieux to
Japan and an arrangement was concluded by which no working Japanese
a' all shall enter this country, and the
total number of any class who may
come in ls limited to two hundred ln
a year, and that arrangement is now
being strictly carried out That arrangement can only be upset by breaking the treaty, and lf that Is done the
necessary six months' notice will be
given and the treaty ended. 1 am going
to favor the Natal Act at Ottawa; It
will not affect the Japanese ln the
meantime, if they keep faith and do not
allow any laboring people to enter
Canada, and ln fact the Japanese government cannot afford to do otherwise
for to do so would be to break faith
with Great Britain In effect and they
cannot afford to have it go out to the
world that this treaty was ended because the Japanese government did not
keep faith; therefore the question of
Oriental Immigration so far us it relates
to Japan Is satlsactorlly 'settled. Then
with regard to tbe Hindus, the Laurier
government Bent McKenzie King to
London and .practically arranged taht
the Immigration of Hindus should cease
It was a very difficult question and re*
quired skillful handling. The Hindus
are subjects of Great Britain; I doubt
very much If the Conservatives Would
have managed It so successfully.
The Conservatives   talk
Borden's       about their policy of a
Promises.     white British   Columbia
and refer to the platform
ot Mr. Borden as to that   What has
Mr. Borden promised   on that point?
Though tbe question ls of such Importance thla ls the only reference contained In his platform.
"A more careful selection of the
sources from which Immigration shall
be sought a more rigid inspection ot
immigrants and the abolition o( the
"ocmiR system except tn sueclal circumstances and for the purpose of obtaining a particularly desirable class of
That Is all he has said about the immigration question. It must be gratifying to the Conservatives to find Mr.
Borden has gone  so far.
I am also In favor of the Dominion
government setting aside a portion of
its public lands for the purpose of providing old age pensions. We have old
age annuities now, which will prove a
great benefit to the working people.
One of the questions I was asked I
think was with regard to the unemployed Now one ot the Socialist parties
ln the United States (for the Socialists
are not one party but two at least, I
do not know how many more and they
do not agree at all) one of these parties, I think the Socialist Labor party,
had a resolution proposed that they
should lay down a plank In their plat,
form favoring the exclusion of Asiatics
from the United States, and they refused to adopt It,
Now as to the question of unemployment; It happens, 1 believe, that I am
about tho only person In British Columbia who lias made a deliberate proposition for the solution of that difficulty. I put lt ln print In the form ot a
letter last January (though I had It In
view long before that). I proposed
that certain wild lands of tbe province
should be selected b ythe government,
those lands to have work done upon
them before they can become productive, so whenever there ls a surplus of
labor I proposed that It should be set
to work upon this wild land making It
productive, and that the laborers should
be paid such compensation that the
government would not lose by tt. We
cannot afford to pay more than It was
worth, the land would eventually be
sold and the expense returned to the
government In that way and It would
not cost the country one cent to find
employment tor men who want work
and cannot find It, and as for the hoboes who do not want work, It could
be given to them, too; they could be
sent and made to work, and that ls
what ought to be done with them. I
have not time to enter Into particulars
regarding my proposals, but ln making
them I put before the McBride government a method of doing what? Ot
driving out o fthe province the Chinese
and Japanese who are hero now, besides preventing the coming of any
more, for of course they will not come
If they cannot make a living.
I wanted to institute a tu which
would absorb every dollar   of   profit
made by any railway or corporation, or
capitalist of the Dunsmuir class, by tho
employment ot this class ot labor. The
Dominion government would not Interfere with that, direct taxation Is within
the control of tho province. 1 would
have a provincial department of labor,
and there would be nothing In the act
about Chinese or Japanese, so the Dominion government could not Interfere,
but wherever it was tound by the otll-
et is ot this department that the conditions of labor were not fair, which
means that white men's wages were
not being paid, that high tux would be
applied and would absorb all the extra
profit that waa made through cheap
labor. The result would be the employers would do away with It and get
white labor. II they said "we cannot
get It" the government, through 11b department of labor, would see that the
labor was supplied. The McBride government went through the country pro-
tossing Its devotion to the cause of the
laborer, but they never paid the slightest attention to that proposal; It was
never mentioned 1 nthe House, And
that great and noble patriot Hawthornthwaite was 1 nthe House, and he
never paid any attention to tt, though
it was published ln the Victoria Times
and undoubtedly was known to him. I
have heard htm denounce Dunsmuir
most bitterly, and I believe rightly, but
he did not get up ln the House and say
"Here 1b how you can get after him;"
yet Mr. Davidson his friend comes here
and says he represents the working
classes and I represent the capitalists.
But when I wrote that letter and made
that proposal was I representing the
Interests ot capitalists or the Interests
of you the tollers?
Now as to the Lemleux
Lemleux Act. That is a splendid
Act. tbing.  .  It does not pro-
, hlblt strikes and lockouts, but lt says there must first be an
Investigation and all the tacts made
public. The result has been that out
of 45 cases in which an Investigation
has been .demanded under the act, 44
have been settled without recourse to
strikes, the present strike on the C. P,
R. is the only exception. It means
that in these 44 other cases the men
Instead ot losnlg their wages have
saved them. In the coal country contracts were made extending for two
years and thousands of men secured
in their employment. When the men
walked out at Michel you know that
Mr. Sherman, who ls a good Socialist
and a splendid man, told them to go
back and live up to their agreeemnt,
and they had to go back twice, and lt
was a good thing tor them. The only
criticism Mr. Sherman haa ever made
of that Act Is that over ln the Strathcona coal fields, in Albert*, a judge has
held that while the men woudl he fined
and put in prison If they struck before
applying for an Investigation under
this Act ,yet when the union sued the
coal company for not obeying the Act
the judge threw out the ault and said
they could not sue as a union, hut only
aa individuals. That decision has been
appealed and the case la not yet settled,
but tt lt turns out that such la the cose,
that ls a detect In the Act, and If 1
go to Ottawa one of the first things I
will do will be to have the Act amended so that where a trades union Is
working under an agreement of that
kind they wlll have a perfect right to
sue the company who breaks lt and to
have the officials who are responsible
sent to Jail. You Bhould have an Act
like that, and I believe you should go
further and have these matters settled
by arbitration, and not lose your wages
at all. In some cases the result of the
arbitration will be against you, Judges
make mistakes sometimes, they an
only human, but they do the best they
can; In other cases again you will get
too much. It Is said that In New Zealand the unions often get too much and
are complaining now because they do
not get all they ask tor every Ume. But
have these quesUon setUed by law; the
majority ot the people are fair and
want what Is Just and right; I expect
you to vote for me because I stand for
wbat 1b just and right to all. It wlll
happen that ln these decisions there
wlll be times when you do not get
enough and again there will be Umes
when you get too much, but In ten or
twenty'years It wlll all come out even
and there will be a fair and equal division between honest capital and honest
I should like to speak of what the
government has done for labor In connection with Its contracts, but there are
are ao many other things that 1 shall
have to pass that by.
As to government honesty I must
say a few words. The government Is
either honest or It Is not. It It Is honest we ougght to keep It In. Mr, Goodeve tells as ono example ot the government's dishonesty tbat tha Investigation ot the Department of Marine and
Fisheries showed gross corruption on
the part of the government. Now the
fact Is that thc government themselves
um>olnt,-d that commission, they did so
voliitarily, knowing that things were
not as tbey should be among some of
the officials, and mirk you, the majority of the officials In these departments are still Conservatives, appoint,
ed I nthe time of the Conservative government. Certain of these officials
were doing wrong, Just as officers of
the C.P.R. are found sometimes going
wrong, and in other great business Institutions. Why would the government
appoint this commission to expose the
wrongdoing It the membera ot the government were personally concerned In
It? As a matter of (tot no charge hu
ever been brought against uy member
ot the government, Laurier, Fielding,
Tcmpleman, or uy other minister, no
transaction has ever beon pointed out
In which 4 minister hu got a rake-off.
They simply say the "government are
grafters" but they cannot name a single
case. You are fortunate In having a
government the heads of which are absolutely spotless so far as corruption
ts concerned.
At the head o fthe commission which
the government appointed was placed
Mr. Courtenay, ax-Deputy Minister ot
Finance, ud a Couervatlve.
Mr. .Foster mad*   • lilt of alleged
charges of dishonest transactions, covering the last twelve years, and
amounting to a million dollars. That Is
not a large amount considering that In
those years there haB been expended
by tbe government eight hundred million dollars, that ls comparatively very
small loss. During the term ot office
ot the Conservative government the
country lost in one matter alone, the
McGrecvy and Conolly affarl, one million dollars, as shown by their own
books. Their profit amounted to
$3,128,000 and tho profit should not
have been unythlng like that, not move
tl-tu two or three hundred thousand ut
the most, the rest was stolen. One
hundred and sevvny thousand dollars
of that monvy they paid back Into the
elecUon funds af the Conservative government as shown by their own books,
tor the purpose of corrupting the electors. If I go to Ottawa I propose to
do everything I can to put an end to
the practice of receiving contributions
from corporations. The Liberal government has already passed a law making
it a crime for corporations to give to
elecUon funds, and 1 want to go one
step further and have all contributions
published so that If they do contribute
everyone will konw It and they will be
Aa to the question of the capacity of
the government 1 wlll just refer briefly
to a few matters, the Grand Trunk Pacific railway and Better Terms. Better
Terms should be that the Dominion
government gives back to British Columbia as much as tt takes out. Under
the Grand Trunk Pacific contract we
get that railway built through British
Columbia at no cost, to the province,
where a Conservative local government
proposed to give away millions of acres
ot public lands and millions of dollars
of the taxpayer's money.
Now what has the gov-
The Laad ernment done for you
Bounty. here?   It has given you
the lead bounty, which
has been a great benefit, ln place ot
seven or eight thousand tons a year
being produced you have had an average of thirty thousand, and you will
soon have fifty thousand. How does
that affect the laboring man?. It means
work for Just so mnny ntore miners,
good wages and plenty of employment,
and tt means good times for Nelson.
They claim sometimes that I am an
Impractical politician, but I happen to
have outlined the lead bounty scheme
before tt was broughtt about, and spent
my money to a large amount as a private clUzen to disseminate my views,
and everything that I propsed ln regard
to lead, and the commission to Investigate and report on the zinc question
has been carried out to the letter.
Look at other local matteis; you have
had money spent to take tbe boulders
out of the outlet from Kootenay lake.
ta make navigation safe; you have the
post office, you have had money spent
In the Lardo river to open lt so that
the lud may be brought under cultivation ud the trade comes to Nelson;
you have a first-class rifle range, many
thousand dollars spent on that, the result ot which will be that this will be
tbe central point tn southern British
Coumbla so far as military matters are
concerned ud people will come here
every year from all the surrounding
districts for practice. And so I could
go on, naming many things. Then the
Laurier government has taken up the
project of a railway to Hudson's Bay,
and the Georgian Bay canal scheem,
the enlargeemnt of the Wetland canal,
the Grand Trunk Pacific, opening a
new Canada to the north; you have
your trade arrangements with Great
Britain binding the Empire together;
will you say we have not a progressive
government? We have the civil service reform, the inside service first and
the outside service wlll be Included
later, the appointments taken out of
the hands ot the government and placed under a commission. Your timber
limits, about which there were complaints, are now put up to public auction, ud sold to the highest bidder;
when it was suggested that In some
cases tenders were opened betoerhand
and (tie figures known, although there
was not the shadow of foundation for
the suggestion, the government arranged that they should be opened by Independent officials so as to make the
matter absolutely without question fair
and open, and now the limits aro sold
by public auction with an upset price
put upon them after being cruised and
estimated by the government.
So gentlemen I think the
T ry Out- chances of the Conserva.
look Hut      Uvea obtaining control of
the government ot Canada are very email Indeed; the people
are reasonable andttaey will retain In
power a government that has done so
much for the growth and prosperity of
the country. Twelve years ago th total
trade ot Canada was $239,000,000, now
It has grown to $050,000,000 last year,
a total growth ot $411,000,000 In twelve
years, while the Conservatives had an
Increue of only $00,000,000 In eighteen
years. So also tho deposits In the Poat
Office savings bank are three times as
great now u at the beginning of the
Liberal administration, showing that
the prosperity of the peoplo haa Increased enormously. The people of
Canada are not gonlg to throw over a
government with a splendid record like
that, In exchange for a party that offers nothing except the cry "We will
lira you clean government" They
have no remedy for the abuses that exist that Is not ln constant use by the
present government. This wrong-doing
flourished under the Conservatives to
an extent unparallelled since; If I had
Ume I couTd prove scandals where two
and three thousand dollars were stolen
In a single transaction, hundred! of
miles of Umber limits given away,
luda given away to party heelers for
nothing. Here is Mr. Foster (or Instance, who It Mr. Borden were placed
In power, would become a minister In
his government only a short time snlce
ho and his friends were mixed up In a
Veal for aome C. P. R. luds. Sir Thos.
Shaughnessey said, "We will take a
dollar an ure oft the price of the luds
tor you, adn they went to the Canadian
Northern ud were offered maps In ad-
vuoe so they could make their selec
tions, and given Inducements that no
oue else waa able to secure. Why was
tbat done? lt was Io ensure thetr not
voting aganist the railway companies
after accepting those favors at their
hands when the railways wanted trom
the people what they had no right to
have? Yet they Bay "We will give you
clean government." But when I go to
Ottawa, whenever I Bee a steal going
»n (and you cannot entirely prevent
such nttvmptH, .-very business house
Htiffi-ru from dishonost employees) 1
wlll work tooth und nail to havo Humility ones punished, by adapting tho'.
criminal law to punish them, by having "
more Inspectors of supplies, and by applying check atter check and doing all
that Is humanely possible to wipe out
dishonesty wherever It 1b tound. If a
Conservative government were returned Mr. McBride himself might be a
n-.lnisler, yet I have shown you where
hv guve away to the C. P. R. 800,000
acres ot the public lands. Yet these
are the men who if only you send them
to Ottawa will be perfectly celan. On
the record they have 1 would not trust
them as far as you can throw a dead
cat. Why should the people put the
Laurier government out? They will not.
They are sure to put lt ln again.
What could a Socialist
Goodsvs's do, you men who may be
Understudy,    thlnklg of voting for Mr.
Davidson? All you can
do by votnlg for him 1b tb help Mr.
Goodeve to that extent Mr. Davidson
is nothing but an understudy for Mr.
Goodeve In this elecUon; tbe idea between tbe two of them iB to take away
a few votes that should come to me.
And honest Conservatives should vote
for me, because no Conservative could
go to Ottawa and do more for reform,
have a greater desire to reform ln
every direction, oppose illegitimate capital and give honest capital Its due and
honest labor Its due also; they cannot
do more than I. Mr. Davidson, supposing for a monetn he were elected,
could do nothing; be had the opportunity before ud failed. I was flghUng
graft all along tratu rtautr utratfthart
Mr. Hawthornthwaite were there ud
had the government 1 nthetr hands ud
could make lt do what they liked, yet
they did nothing. The .-aurier government I say Is hound to be returned;
then It Is for you to consider under
those circumstances Is It to your Interest to have as your representative Mr.
Davidson, Hr. Goodeve or myself?
I have done all I could
Oatt of have the election ln
Election,        ud am doing all I can to
Kootenay brought on on
the 26th ot October, the date just announced for the general elections, I
have written to the McBride government a week ago and have had no reply trom the provincial secretary or the
King's printer to my request to be fur
uTshed with a copy of the voters' lists.
There Is only a week between nomination day and the date of teh elections
and the ballots have to be printed ud
sent out. It is almost u Impossible
task, tvhen I first became a candidate
I stated that I did not want to be sent
to Ottawa unless you wut me to go;
I have no money to spend, I have to
depend upon .your: honest ballots. I
want the election here to be on the
same day as the general elections, and
If yon do not have lt on that date It will
bo .partly or entirely due to the M»
Bride government not giving me those
lists, out of which we cu make up the
polling lists for 130 or 140 polling sta-
Udh» We do not know now how many
men are In the different places, so
many new names have been put on. If
l|.ey wlll assist me I will assist them
to the uttermost to havethe elections
In this riding on the 26th of October,
and It I fall It wlll be because I cannot
help It, but the election will be on the
earliest day posslbe afterwards,
'     Finally I appeal to you
A Trial on one further   ground,
Appeal. ud that Is on Imperial
grounds. The policy of
the Laurier government Is joining the
British Empire together. For this pur
pose Great Britain waa asked to give
a trade preference to the colonies.
"No," sold Sir Wilfrid Laurier, "we
will have the preference to start with,
they have no duties and they furnish
us defence." The Empire ts already
bound together by blood and affection
and It only remained to bind it together
by trade also. The All-Red route wlll
bind the different parts of the Empire
together u the provinces of Canada
are boud together by the railway, and
I am heart and soul for that. I hope
you wlll thnik that over, that Is a far
greater question than any other we
have Bfolussed tonight, to have a united British Empire around the earth,
and every Englishman ud every Briton should stud (or the Laurier government and for that policy, and It will
bo brought about. And If Socialism la
ever to be carried out as Mr. Davidson
wants it It cu never be carried otu
under such favorable conditions as in
one united British Empire, comprising
every climate and every form of natural resource so that It can be self-sufficient and independent of all the rest
nf the world. Mr. Davidson wlll admit
himself that Socialism can never become a reality unless It IVws In the
-whole world or cgreat part of It In a
federation of that kind.
I trust that when polling **V comes
the people of Nelson will give me the
same splendid majority as the numbers
Editor Dally Naws,—The following
editorial sot* la your Isue ot Sunday
must hav* been penal hurledly or la
enUre Ignoruca of Mr. Smith Curtla'
record as a public man.
- "Any ona who -rata* tor Hr. Smith
Curtis a* member for Kootenay thereby expresses his approval ot all tha
graft ul corruption that hu characterised the conduct of public attain at
Ottawa In recant years."
The foregoing, I repeat, Mr. Editor,
must have either bean written hurriedly and thoughtlessly or In enUre
Ignorance of Mr. Smith Curtis' record
In this province. Mr, Smith Curtla hu
a record anl It wu In full knowlelge
of that record anl mainly because of
It that Mr. Smith Curtis wu the unu*
Imous choice ot Uia Koottnay Liberal
nominating convention.
1 refer you to the journals of tha
provincial legislature for the yeara
1900-01-02-03 for the surest and moat
unanswerable proof that Mr. Smith,
Curtis wlll neither tolerate nor connive
at corruption In public attain. Moreover Uiere ls the well known, and
equally honorable record of Mr. Smith
Curtis when not a member ot the legislature. Throughout his entire career
lu thla province Mr. Smith Curtis hu
taken a consistent and firm stand
against corruption in public life. Hla
rec-nt addresses to the electon of
Kootenay have all breathed the sama
spirit. Not only has he denounced In
no uncertain manner corruption tn public life, but he has shown by his discussion ot this subject that he hu
thoroughly investigated the evil and la
pr-lpari'd to advocate meuures tor Ita
solution. If It be your desire to fairly
enlighten tbe electon of Kootenay
upon Mr. Smith Curtis' long and honorable fight against corruption and graft
In Canadian public life, I would respectfully draw your attenUon to hn
famous tight tn the legislature against
tho attempted subsidising of the Canadian Northern railway by the Dune-
muir government, a fight which saved
to this province millions of acres ot
the public domain and millions of dol.
lars of the taxpayers money, a tight,
too, which was largely responsible tor
Dunsmuir's withdrawal from the premiership ot this province. It ls a matter
of record, too, that It wu a public address delivered by Mr. Smith Curtis at
Ymir In 1906 that was largely responsible for tbe spirited tight put up by
the Liberal opposition In the local legislature against the McBride government's proposal to give away to the C.
P. R. 800,000 acres of public luds In
southern British Columbia to which
that corporation had neither a moral
nor a legal claim. Mr. Smith Curtla
boldly directed public attenUon to this
outrageouB proposal and hta speech
formed the basis of the Liberal opposition's arguments to save the province
from being thus robbed. Unfortunately
the Conservatives In the legislature,
backed by the Socialists were too
many for the Liberals ud the "steal"
wu perpetrated, but Mr. Smith Curtla
and his Liberal friends and associates
had done their utmost to prevent the
corrupt transaction. I cu also refer
you to Mr. Smith Curtis' efforts to prevent the nefarious deal whereby the
McBride government allowed tha C. P.
K. to avoid paying many hundreds of
thousands of dollars of taxation, legally
due on their southeast Kootenay luds,
u elfort In which he would have succeeded with the support ot the Liberal
opposition, had lt not been that tha
Socialist members ot the legislature,
Hawthornthwaite, Parker Williams anl
Wm. Davidson, tallied to the support
of the capitalist corporation ud voted
down the Liberal resolution.
Mr. Smith Curtis' record with regaM
to corruption In public life Is so welt
known to every elector in Kootenay
anl so entirely to his honor that It may
possibly be regarded u an excess ot
seal on my part to draw attention to
your obviously misleading ami wholly
unwaranted aspersion upon that gentleman. I may add, though, that I have
noted with great pleasure that Mr.
Smith Curtis takes up no one-sided attitude with regard to this quesUon of
corruption In public life. In discussing
the problem of how best to purge Cue-
dlan public life of the evils of graft and
corruption, Mr. Smith Curtla frankly
admits that the evil Is not peculiar to
any one party, but that It ts largely Inherent In the administrative systems
prevalent In Canada. He hu In hla
public discourses pointed out admirable
measures that can be devised to restrict and wine out these evils ud he
hu given the most unequivocal pledgee
that If elected he wlll spare no effort
tn secure legislative enactments ul
administrative reforms that will not
out evils of which every loyal Canadian
must be uhamed. Whilst Mr, Smith
Curtis can thua clearly be Judged
his put record ud his recent public
utterances, I must confess that heretofore I have been unable to form any
clear opinion as to where his Conservative and Socialist opponents stand
In this regard. Mr. Ooodeve, the Conservative candidate, Is loud In hla -denunciation ot alleged corruption on
the part of Liberals, but I have failed
to find In your reports of his publto addresses a single word In reference to
graft and corruption u a whole. Mr.
Goodeve knows u well u you ul t
do that corruption ud graft prevallel
to an enormous extent under the lut
Tory administration; he knows, too,
that some of the men deeply Implicated
In that corruption and graft are to-day
chief lieutenants of his leader, Mr, R.
L. Borden, and, ln the event of Mr.
Borden carrying the country, that Ihey
wlll bo membera of his cabinet. Mr.
Ocodeve has not so far u I eu gather
from press reports expressed any objection to serving under Hon. Oeorga
Eulu Foster nr John Haggart or W.
II. Fowler, men prominent In the counsels of his leader, who are all tainted
with the known corrupt practical of
the Isle Tory administration.
Let the fight In Kootenay be waged
fairly anl squarely. We welcome tha
most thorough examination Into that
record, confidant that no falrmlnded
man, upon full knowledge of Uia tacts,
wlll conclude otherwise than la Mr.
Smith Curtla Kootenay wlll uni to
Ottawa a strong and fearless opponent
of everything thu savora of corruption
ud graft In public life, a man who wlll
not hesitate to call hla own party to
account tor wrong doing In this Ureal-
tion, should occasion arise, ul who
wlll not ba a silent witness of corporation effort! to despoil tht muse* ot
their natural heritage la tha public
I uk no favon for Mr. Smith Curtla,
but I do strongly protest against a distinct Insinuation In your editorial columns that Mr. Smith Curtis under uy
conceivable circumstances, would ba
guilty ot such betrayal ot tha trait Imposed In him by tha electon ot Kootenay u to express approval, either by
voice or vote, of uy corrupt act, whether It he the offense ot the liberal or
Tory party. His record wlll stand tha
most severe Investigation ud I again
uk you to Judge him, not merely by
what he hu nil, but by his actions,
when by his votes In the legi|lature
he hai opportunity to voice the vlewa
o! his constituents.


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