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Array VOTE   FOR  SMITH   CURTIS  AND  A LAURIER*
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ML   3.    II.   17.
GOLDEN, BC.    OCTOBkH.   21,   1908
APPALLING
DISASTER
SEVENTEEN BURNED TO DEATH
IN A RELIEF TRAIN ACCIDENT
AND HUNDREDS HAVE LIKELY
PERISHED IN THE FOREST FIRES
OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN.
Detroit, Mich., Oct. 17,-The total
loss of life in   the great forest fire
which, for the second time this  year,
broke out in the Michigan timber districts is unknown at the present time.
The towns of Metz, with 200 inhabitants,   Millersburg,   with 800 inhabitants, and   Posen  and  Pulaski have
been wiped out.   A relief train bringing out about 200 refugees from Melz
and Millersburg ran into a burning
culvert and seventeen lives were wiped
out by the fire which totally destroyed
the train.
The Detroit and Macinac railroad
headquarters this afternoon issued the
following statement.
. . "About 200 men, wormm* -ad children were on the Metz relief train which
waa wrecked and burned. Seventeen
bodies have been found. About
twenty-five survivors have been heard
from. The fate of the remaining 186
at thi* time ia unknown. We hope
many of them escaped, but it would be
improper to hold out too much hope.
We have three relief trains with doctors, medicines and caskets on the way
to the scene.
Conductor Kinsville, after the wreck
of hia train, managed to pass the hot
blast, but when he reached Millersburg
waa totally blind. The engineer of
the doomed train broke through but
waa terribly burned. How many of
the 200 persona escaped is unknown as
they scattered through the forest and
their bodies have not been recovered.
In a houBe near the railroad track at
the edge of the forest an aged couple
were roasted to death.
Alpena, Mich., Oct 17.-The whole
of Northwestern Michigan is burning.
The flames already have swept four
counties, and the loss of life is heavy.
It is believed that if reports could be
obtained the results of the fires would
be the most appalling in the history of
this part of the country. There is
practically no hope for the 200 refugees
who left Metz on the relief train that
was wrecked in the burning forest.
One refugee who arrived from Metz
today aays that very few escaped, and
that he believes practically the whole
population of the town, numbering
more than 200. was lost,
Sault Sti Mabib, Mich., Oct. 17,-
The forest fires forced their way into
this city early today in spite of the
desperate work of the citizens, who
battled all night to keepthem outside
the city limits.
COAST CONTROLS KGOTENAYS
(John Houston in Prin.-e Rupert Em pit e)
Kootenay district has nine members
in the  legislature.     Vancouver   and
Victoria combined have nine member*.
The voting strength in the legislature
of Kootenay's nine should be equal *o
the voting strength of the nine from
Vancouver and Victoria.   But it is not
so, for of the nine members from Vancouver and Victoria one is premier,   a
second is attorney-general, a third is
minister of finance,   and  a fourth is
president of the council.   None of the
members from Kootenay are higher up
than party whips, whose duty it is to
whip all' he members into doing what
the nine members from Vancouver and
Victoria want them to do.   Why is it
that the nine members from Kootenay
are mere hewers of wood and drawers
of water for the nine mem ers from
V; ncouver and Victoria?   Is it becaua
the 80,000  people of K. otenay want
them to be mere political pawns?   Or
are they mere political pawns because
they have not got brains enough  to bav
anything else?  The business intere ts
of Kootenay are not controlled to  any
great extent by the business interests
of either Vancouver or Victoria.   Why
then should the political  interests of
Kootenay be absolutely controlled by
Vancouver and Victoria?   Why should
W.  R.  Ross, of  Fernie  and J.   H.
Schofield, of Trail, and William Hunter, of Silverton. and Thomas Taylor,
of Revelstoke,  and Neil Mackay, of
Kaslo, and Harry Parsons, of Golden
all of whom are Conservatives, be mere
political followers of the nine Conservative members from Vancouver and
Victoria?    Rosa imagines  he  is   as
brainy as the attorney-general; Sho-
field Ib as much of an aristocrat as is
the premier   and can do the   smile-
handshaking act to perfection; Hunter
must be as good a financier as ia the
minister of finance or he could not have
maintained himself as a merchant in
Kootenay for  20  years, Mackay and
Taylor and Parsons are the equal of
the president of the council in speechless solemnity.   It is all the fault of
the people of Kootenay for neglecting
their political duties, part of which is to
insist that every voter shall have a
right to be heard in selecting the candidates to be voted for on election day.
Candidates are not selected by the men
who do the voting, but by men who
have special interests to serve; hence
Kootenay is practically without representation   in the legislature   of
British Columbia, although she has nine
of the 42 members.
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EDITORIAL    NOTES
A vote for Goodeve is a vole thrown
away. Mr. Goodeve is a gentleman
and an honest man, but unfortunately
fur himself he is on Jie wrong side of
politics, and he has i.ut the slightest
chance of winning. Ever since bmith
Curtis accepted the nomination it was
conceded by even the most prejudied
Conservative that Ijis election was
sure. Oi course they have to make a
light for the party's sake, but at the
same time they acknowledge that
omith Curtis wins. A vote for Good,
eve is a vote thrown ..way, because the
Laurier Government will be returned
to power and this constituency will be
better served by have a supporter oi
the Government at Ottawa, than one
in opposition.
Consequently the man who has any
interest in this riding, will vote for
smith Curtis.
Smith Curtis and i liirtir 6ivm*
BIDt
Down on the Coast  they are having
a    beautiful   political   "Donny brook
Fair."   In Vancouver four candidate*,
are in the field, snd the result will be
in doubt until after the counting of tht
ballots.   At the present time it looks
as if Melnnis, the Liberal candidate has
Cowan the Conservative down and out.
Cowan entered the fight as the white-
haired boy of purity and   innocence,
peculiarities only to be found in the
ranks of the pure and unspotted Conservative party.   But unfortunately lor
that pure and unspotted party he has
! been found with a few black stripes
concealed under his  fleece of white
wool.   Cowan has been poising as an
advocate for a white B. C. but now it
turns out that he is and has been an
employer of Japanese.   Cowan owns a
ranch on Bowen Island, and at one of
the meetings Melnnis charged Cowan
with the fact, that he, while standing
for a white B. C,  was actually himself employing   "Japs."    Cowan attempted to deny this, and made a feeble
effort to laugh it off. But that wouldn't
go down with the intelligent working
population of   Vancouver.   And   the
"World" which had been givingCowan
its support has thrown him overboard,
as being an entirely different man from
their flrst supposition, and  that his
attempt to explain away his action as
an employer of "Japs" was too flurisy
to be thought worthy of notice.   Mc-
Innis's charge was backed up  by a
number of affidavits of which we have
only space for one:
I, James E. Teetzel of the city of
Vancouver, in the province of British
Columbia, engineer, do solemnly declare:
That at landing at the said ranch I,
and the members of my party accom
panying me, encountered a Japanese
coolie laborer working on said ranch,
of whom I enquired whether that was
the ranch owned and belonging to Mr.
George H. Cowan, and I was imformed
by the said Japanese coolie that it was
Mr. Cowan's ranch.' I further enquired of the said Japanese coolie for whom
he was working, and he informed me
he was working for Mr. Cowan; that
seven of his fellow countrymen had
been working for Mr. Cowan all the
season of 1908 and five of them had
only quit Mr. Cowan's employment on
.ne Wednesday immediately pre. eding
my said visit, namely, on the 16th
day of Septemb r, 1908; and I am
further informed by the said Japanese
coolie that twenty Japanese had been
working for Mr. Cowan at the first of
this year; that the Japanese foreman
and himself were at the present time,
v z.; the 19th day of September. 1908,
the only remaining Japanese laborer
working for the said Mr. Cowan on his.
said ranch; that the name of Mr.
Cowan's said Japanese foreman was
Kinishi.
J E. TEETZEL.
The other affidavits are equally stio g
if not a little more so,   and Cowan's
goose is cooked with Japanese sauce.
Some of the Conservative papers are
making a great kick because Sir Wilfred Laurier is running for two con-
I stitueuces, This is quite a common
practice in all Elections for the Premier
to do. If it is such a crime in Sir
Wilfred, how about Dicky McBride at
the last Provincial Eleccion running for
Dewdney and Victoria at the same
time. How beautifully consistent these
immaculate Conservative; are.
0
SOUTH -AFRICAN   VETtRMS.
The Canadian South African Veterans' association organized at Ottawa
on Tuesday had representatives of 7000
out of 9000 eligible present. The officers elected were: Hon. president,
Earl Grey; hon. vice-president, Sir.
Frederick Borden, minister of militia;
president, Col. Steele; vice-presidents,
Major Winter, Manitoba; Major Macdonnell, Saskatchewan; Major Christie,
Alberta; t apt. Hart-McHarg, British
Columbia; secretary-treasurer, A.
Miller, Ottawa. These officers with
two representatives from each affiliated association, constitute the council.
The capital was selected as the meeting place and the annual meeting was
set for Paardeburg day. Afiliation fees
were set at $10 for associations of fifty
members. A committee was appointed to draft a constitution, to report at
the annual meeting. THE GOLDEN TIMES.
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Subscription price $1 in advance.
Advertising rates on application.
Correspondence invited on matters of
public interest. Communications
to the Editor must be accompanied
by name of writer, not necessarily
for publication, but as evidence of
good faith. Correspondence should
be brief.
Timber notb es inserted in tbe Times
at $3.00 per parcel.
ef
The "Times" would be
glad for news items from all
points in the Columbia
Valley. We want to make
our paper welcome in every
home, and our patrons to
understand that our interests
extend from one end of the
valley to the other.
WEDNESDAY,    OCT.   21,  1908.
II   HEAVY    BURDEN
Mr. Borden has accepted the bonus
of carrying George Eulas Foster and
by so doing has assumed a burden
which he will find a grievously heavy
load The certificate of character
given Mr. Foster by his quondam leader has no value, simply because the
facts are diametrically opposite to it.
As one of the notorious nest of traitors,
Foster will forever remain branded as
Judas was branded and it is a matter
of marvel thut the Conservative party
bear with the burden thrust upon them.
That the infliction is not viewed with
equanimity or satisfaction by many
adherents of that party has been made
pretty clear in several important quarters, but now that Mr. Borden has
taken upon his shoulders this old man
of the sea, they can but face the
inevitable.
To counteract the intense fueling
again.-*t Foster, and the effect upon the
party fortunes in the present campaign,
an effort is being made to pose him as
a martyr to the attacks of the Liberals.
But it is not-from Liberals alone that
these attacks come; some of the most
scathing criticisms emanate from his
own side. No one will accuse the
Toronto News, for example, of being
anything bu; most strenuously opposed
to the Laurier Government and most
friendly to the opposition, but this is
what that journal says of the attitude
of the Conservative party towards Mr.
Foster.
"The result, however, has been to
impose an added burden on the Conservative party—a burden which we
believe the party will refuse to carry.
It has left a  too  well grounded sus
picion that however censorious the
opposition may be of wrong-doing or
scandal on the government side,/it is
not only content to harbor a political
Achan in its own camp, but too ready
to bluster that he is without blemish.
Even less than a government can an
opposition afford to be lax in these
things. If an opposition denounces
wrong-doing amongst its opponents,
and condones wrong-doing amongst its
own members, the public grows more
and more deaf to its arraigment of
government inefficiency and dishonesty,
and more and more cynical as to its
sincerity and honesty and strength of
purpose.
"Imagine what a commotion would
have arisen had George E. Foster
been a member of the government.
Would the opposition have come m his
defence, or would the opposition
orators have toured the country denouncing the cynical immorality of a
government which harbored a minister
whose notions of commercial honor
were so beclouded:
"in the last analysis it would have
been sound policy and good politics to
have recognized frankly that as an
opposition lieutenant Mr. Foster's usefulness was over. It would ultimately
have strengthened Mr. Bo;den's hand,
and made him free to deal ruthlessly
with government.wrong-doing. As it
is, the opposition weakened in the
country, and there are signs that his
own party in Mr. Foster's present constituency will will reverse the policy
adopted byth e government.
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HINDUS  LEAVING THE   COUNTRY.
Vancouver, Oct. 20.-J. B. Harken,
of the department of the interior announced last evening that the government had solved the Hindu question, so
far as the province of British Columbia is concerned. The entire Hindu
colony, consisting of over 2,000 is to be
moved from British Columbia to British Honduras,
The plan is being carried out as a result of negotiations which have been
carried out between Sir Wilfred Laurier, Lord Strathcona, Canadian fcigh
commissioner in London, and the governor of Honduras. The latter waa'in
London recently and personally talked
over the details of the scheme with
Lord Strathcona.  *
Mr. Harken was sent from Ottawa
by Sir Wilfred and left today with two
Hindu delegates for Honduras to
arrange deads of colony at that end of
the line.
Hindus are anxious to move, and the
fTHE TIMES FOR NEWS*
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imperial government will assist in coat
of transportation to their new home.
Scores of members of the Hindu
colony here are not only out of work
but actually starving. Much suffering
will result this winter if they are not
moved.
The present plan is to charter two
ships to carry them to Panama and
send them across the, isthmus, thence
to their destination. They will be employed building railways in Honduras.
The Concert given in aid of Grace
Methodist Church Mat Monday evening was a decided success in every
way.
Don't forget the Hospital Ball on
Friday October 80th.
Carpenter Pastor. Services every Sunday 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sabbath
School 2:30 p. m. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday at 8 p. m. -v
St. Andrews .Presbyterian-Rev. W.
L. MacRae, Pastor. Services every
Sunday 11 a.m. and 7-30 p. m. Sunday
School 2:80 p.m. Prayer meeting every
Wednesday at 8 p. m.
AT THE CHURCHES.
Roman Catholic Church-Rev. Father
Cocolla, O. M. I. Pastor. Services
every second Sunday in each month.,
Mass 10 a. m., Benediction 7:30 p. m.
Sunday school every Sunday at 2 p.m.
St Paul's Anglican - Rev. C. F.
Yates Vicar. Mattins 11 a. m. Evensong 7:30 p. m. every Sunday. Sunday
School 2:80 p.m.
Grace Methodist Church-Rev. F. L.
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a South African Volunteer entitled to a land grant must be by way
of appointment of a substitute andmust
be in the form provided by the Act.
Special attention is called to Subsection 3 of Section 5 of the Volunteer
Bounty Act, 1908, which provides that
no assignment of the right of a volun-
t;er by the appointment of a substitute
shall be accepted or recognized by the
Department of the Interior   which is
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Lands,  Ottawa.
28th September, 1908.
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CONSttiVATIVE GOVERNMENT WOULD ABANDON
TRANSCONTINENTAL
ROUTE
Mr. Coldwell, the minister of education, should present a rchool geography to his colleague, Colin H.
Campbell, the attorney-general, and
beg the latter gentlemen to study the
map of Canada before he makes his
next public speech a tacking the
National Transcontinental. In his
speech on Saturday last in support of
the machine candidate of Selkirk, Mr.
Campbell made statements in regard
to the new national ocean-to-ocean
highway which any school boy who was
not the veriest dunce could refute.
Mr. Campbell paid a poor compliment
to the knowledge and intelligence of his
hearers in Selkirk when he declared before them, as reported in the Winnipeg Conservative organ that "Prince
Rupert is three hundred miles further
away from the wheat fields of Alberta
than Vancouver." A glance at the
map shows that Prince Rupert is much
nearer the fertile region of northern
Alberta extending to the Peace river,
than Vancouver is; and this says nothing of the immense difference between
the easy grades on the Grand Trunk
Pacific route and the grades on the C.
P. R. through the mountains. From
the wheat fields of southern [Alberta.
Vancouver is, as a mere matter of mileage, less distant than Prince Rupert;
but speaking of the wheat fields of
western Canada as a whole, the new
national highway is most advantageously located and with grades easier
than those of any other railway across
the continent, and with the superior
character of its road-bed, it will prove
a traffic route of incalculably great
value to the west and to the dominion
as a whole.
What Mr. Campbell says of thia
great and necessary national undertaking,   like what that other great
(Continued on page 4.) OUR   NEW  STOCK ^   ^
Of late Summer and Fall Goods has arrived at hut
and you should call in and have a look at the stock.
There are some lovely pieces in the latest and most
up-to-date shades and patterns. No trouble to show
them.
ALEX. J. MATHIESON,   THE TAILOR.
Medium Weight Underwear
FOR   FALL.
WE NAVE JUST RECEIVED A SHIPMENT
OF NEW SEASONABLE UNDERWEAR.
Best Values at $2.50 and
$3.75 Per Suit
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New Fall Shirts, now on
View-All Winners
H. N. REID,   ®,   COMPANY
OPPOSITE   KOOTENAY   HOUSE.
I   LOCALS    j
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Five inches of snow
Monday.
fell in Golden
The east-bound train was delayed
last Thursday, and did not arrive in
Golden till nearly 9 p. m., owing to a
passe;.ger roach leaving the rails.
The engine shed at /ield, B. C.
was dynamited last week, and the rear
end of the shop was blown up.
Five detectives are now investigating, and no doubt the guilty party or
parties will be brought to justice.
All Canadians are proud of the wonderful success of the Family Hera d
and Weekly Stur of Montreal. Few
homes in Canada will be found without
it to-day and every home |is the belter
for receiving it. It ia a weekly newspaper, family magazine and agricultural
journal, all three in one, and each one
worth what they ask for the whole
combination. Our readers should all
have their local paper, but no family
can well afford to be without "The
Family Herald and Weekly Star." It
is simply marvellous   what   a   vast
ROUND THE WORLD.
tbe
of Interest Gathered Coring
Week.
Wisconsin capitalists have purchased
700,000,000 feet of white pine timber in
. the Kootenay country, the consideration
being in the neighborhood of $250,030.
The vendors of the property were
Messrs. John Murray, of Vancouver,
and J. S. Oeschamps, of Rossland, and
associates. The parcel contains 28,000
acres, and is situated at the forks of
the junction of the Columba and
Kootenay rivers.
The property is Crown granted, the
land going with the timber.
amount one gets for a dollar a year.
"The Family Herald and Weekly Star"
is looked upon as a clean family paper
in every respect.
Ed. McAbee, who haa been touring
Alberta and the Northern States with
his race horses, returned Monday.
The Concert given in aid of Grace
Methodist Church last Monday evening was a decided success in every
way.
CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WOULD ASANDON
TRANSCONTINENTAL
ROUTE
(Continued from page three.)
statesman, Mr. Rogers, says of it, and
what Mr. Borden, the dominion Conservative leader, says of it, and what
Mr. Haggart, the Conservative ex-
minister of railways, and other leading
Conservatives say of it, discloses the
Conservative policy as a poky of
hostility to transcontinental competition with the C. P. R That was the
policy with which the Conservative
party, with the same leader, went before the country in the general elections
of 1904. Does Winnipeg and western
Canada want to have further construction of 'the national transcontinental
abandoned, and the mileage already
constructed made use of, as it could be,
merely aa links in the Borden alternative scheme of not providing transcontinental competition With the C. P.
R.T
Following the line laid down by Mr.
Borden and recklessly carried farther
by Mr. Rogers, Mr. Campbell declared
that the new national highway will not
pay. "It will take the Grand Trunk
Pacific twenty-five years to earn $3,000
a mile gross, and a century to make its
fixed charges," predicted Mr. Campbell
at Selkirk. The whole line from Lake
Superior to Prince Rupert is not need
ed," announces Mr. Campbell. "Did
anyone ever outside a lunatic asylum
build 300 miles of additional railroad in
order to get a short sea haui?" he asks.
The idea of oriental traffic he declares
to be idiotic nonsense, he says: "The
oriental trade will come and go from
Vancouver, as it has always come and
gone." As a route between western
Canada and eastern Canada he can see
no future for the new transcontinental
line. This is his summing up: "There
is no hope of th; Grand Trunk Pacific
ever being anything but a dead loss to
;he people whose money built it."
If this Jcremiah-like, blue-ruin outlook were true, it would mean that the
producing capacity of this country has
already reached its limit, and the existing transcontinental mileage is amply
sufficient for all ita needs, present and
future, and that the work of building
the new ocean-to-ocean highway should
be abandoned. This is what Mr. Bor-
een and his colleagues would dc( if they
got into. Their policy is that the Canadian Pacific railway should, as in the
days of the Conservative party's power
hold a position of unchallenged supremacy throughout the whole of Canada. That ia why the Conservative
leaders are piling up mons.rously
fictitious figures of the cost of the
National Transcontinental and predicting that it will never earn anything
but will be nothing more than two idle
strips of steel across the continent.
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