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Array THE GOLDEN TIMES.
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAYS
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T.   H.   CONNER.
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WEDNESDAY,   SEPT. 30,   1908.
THE LAND FOR THE SETTLER.
It is remarkable how events give the
lie to tory slanders, and how often it is
the fate of the newspapers which disseminate them to have to give them the
lie in their own news columns. A sto* k
Tory slander is that che Government
has pare lied out the land am ng its
political favorites. Only recently the
Ottawa Journal gave expression to the
slander in the following words: "The
land, instead of going direct to the settler, haspaised first through the hands
of middlemen, friends of the Government, some of them now even members
of Parliament and supporting the Government, men who buy for a song and
sell or hold for hundreds of thousands.
The man who is to meet the enhanced
cost which the speculator.1 are to exact
is the sett er whose interest the Liberal
leaders of 1893 pledged themselves to
protect."
The Ottawa Journal, together with
such avowedly Tory papers as the Ottawa Citizen, i he Montreal Gazette and
the Mail and Empire, published, this
week, despatches from Winnipeg, dated
Sept. 1 and 2, giving particulars of the
rush made for the land, which, on the
former day was thrown open for settlement. This land is. according to the
despatches, 3', '1)0,000 acres, and consists of odd-numbered sections, which
the Conservative Government had reserved for bonuses to railway companies.
The present Government's policy, on
taking office in 1896, was "The land for
the settler"; and it immediately gave
notice of its intention to reverse the
policy of its predecessors, which was
"The land for the railway companies"
The obligations, which had been contracted by the Conservative Government, had, however, to .be observed;
and all that the Liberal Government
could do for the timt being was to order
the companies to hurry up and select
the land, which they had earned, and to
ge t a move on with regard to the land,
whicn they were in process of earning.
Years passed by while the companies
were doing this, and it was not until
last year that the last of the railway
lands, granted under contracts made by
the Conservative Government, were
iinally selected, leaving the balance of
the odd-numbered sections available for
settlement. The intervening months
have been occupied in clearing things
up and in making preparations for what
is now taking place.   The land has been
thrown open at the earliest moment possible; and the Government, at least, has
the satisfaction of completely fulfilling
its pledge that the lands should be for
the settler and not the railway com-J
panies.
duced to "approximately  3,000,000" in Indent's political friends.  It isalsoworth
the body of the  report.     The  correct I bearing in mind that there was no rush
figure is 30,000,000. The statement is
also made that many of the homesteads
are worth from $6,000 to $10,o00, or
from $38 to $b2 an acre, which is absurd
The following is a contrast of the
policies of the Conservative and Liberal
Governments.
Land for the railway companies, 1878
to 1896.-
Ruilway land grants    30,000,000
Earmarked for railway land
grants 30,000,000
Homesteaded 10,000,000
Land for the settler, 1897 to 1908.-
Railway land grants    Nil.
Withdrawn from railways
and thrown open to free
settlement 30,000,000
homesteaded  35,501,600
The railway companies were, it is well
known, composed of political friends of
the Conservative Government, and that
is the reason the people's lands were
dealt out to them so liberally. In fact,
the Conservative Government, rese; ved
for its political railway friends 10,000,-
and is omy made to rouse f eeiing against
the Government by an appeal to the instinct of envy, which lurks beneath the
surface of human nature.jand by shocking the ideas of eastern people, not
thoroughly aware of the principle of
western Development, who think that
something is lost liy the country when
land is given away, no matter to whom;
whereas, as a matter of fact, when it
goes to the people who will work it, a
great deal is gained by the country.
The exaggeration, both in the headlines ana in the report, is evidently intentional; and aims at exciting the
meaner passions. The statement that
it is the last big rush that ban ever bt
I witnessed in North America is, howevei
presumably an appeal to the sentiment
which sheds tears over a dying race.
And that is quite creditable. But, be it
remembered,"if the Con¥efvTfives*"iiad
000 acres more odd-numbered  sections' been in power and had continued their
policy, the land, for such a rush, would
not have been available. The settlers
would have had to buy at enhanced
prices from the Coaservative Govern-
than the area surveyed actually provided for, and this superfluity had been
taken into account °n the above contrast, the item "Earmarked for railway
grants" would have been 40,000,000 in- ]
stead of 30,000,000. The Liberal Government has taken the 30,000,000 acres,
"earmarked for railway grants" and
given the settler immediate access to
them. There does not appear in that
to be any chance for the middlemen—
the men who buy for a song and sell or
hold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Ottawa J ournal, when it penned the lines quoted, must have been
thinking of bygone days when there
were middlemen, and those middlemen
were the clo-e political friends of the
Government. They did, as was truly
said, acquire vast areas for a song and
sell -hem for—not hundreds of thousands . f dollars but millions. The Canadian Pacific Railway Company included
many of the late Government's close
political friends, and that company ac-
qu red 19,000,000 acres of western land;
it has sold seven million acres for $29,-
000,000, and it holds the remainder for
still higher prices. As the Ottawa Journal rightly said, the man who will have
to meet this enhanced cost is the settler. So it will be seen that f the
Journal be regarded as having referred
to the time when the Conservative Government was in office it undoubtedly
struck the bulls-eye.
The Conservative party, naturally,
does not approve of the latest action of
the Government; because the Government has, undoubtedly, removed the
spoils of the land from the friends for
whom the Conse, ji^-iVa. party reserved
them, This is to been seen in the spirit
which underlies the way in which the
Citizen's despatch of Sept. i has been
dressed up, It is headed: "Last big
rush for land. Three hundred million
acres given away. Men fought for
places on the line. The police had to
be present to keep older. Grea„ excitement prevailed at centres," I he three
hundred million of the  heading  is  re-
for western lands during the eighteen
years of Conservative rule( and as a
matter of fact the demand for land was
less in the last than in the first year of
that rule.
AT THE CHURCHES.
Roman Catholio 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.,:30 p.m.
Grace Methodist Church- Rev. F. L.
Carpenter Pastor. Sorvices every Sunday 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sabbath
School 2:30 p. m. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday at 8 p. m.
St. Andrews Presbyterion-Rev. W.
L. MacRae, PaHor. Services every
Sunday 11 a.m. and 7-30 p. m. Sunday
School 2:30 p.m. Prayer meeting every
Wednesday at 8 p. m.
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ROBUM'S LAND  P.1IGY
Mr. R, L. Borden, leader of the Opposition, has secured the services of
several provincial   premiers  to  assist
 o—-..v-aa, aim yuung  nerves i r -..««..».   ly.eimers  to  assist
steadied, which should be the better i h'm '" his tour ° ■ -he country.   AmonK
M. J. HENRY.
3010 Westminster Rd„ VANCOUVER.
"TIMELY    QUESTION.
With the return of the Shooting
Season, there is one question many a
father will have to face: "Papa, may
I have a gun this year?"
One father will say "Yes;" another
"Wait till you're ten;" another, "Wait
till you're twelve;" another perhaps,
fourteen.
For our part we would say, "Let
him have it when he's ten; or if he has
developed ahead of his age, perhaps a
a little earlier.
'there are countless men to-day who
began to shoot about as soon as they
nad strength enough to raise a gun to
their shoulders. Almost without exception such are men of quick decision,
action and assurance. The gun has a
great deal to do with fostering these
three qualities, and we say begin it
early. ,
This is no new theory; the readers of |
this paper have had it very ably presented  in the  announcements of the
J.   Stevens  Arms  & Tool Company,
able to frame the destiny of our country
a few years hence.
We wish the J. Stevens Arms & Tool
Company the best of success in carrying out their splendid work, and we
recommend most heartily to everyone
catalog, just issued, on the rifle and
shotgun, with most interesting information on the care and selection of fire
arras,  ammunition,    target   shooting
speculator, price   paid,   $1,908;   sworn
Value, $4,134. y
3. Two sections bought by Winnipeg
speculator, price paid, $5,120; sworn
value, $12,800.
4. Two sections bought by Winnipeg
speculator, price paid, $5,120; sworn
value, $12,800.
5. Two and one half sections bought
paid,
etc.
these distinguished gentlemen is Hon
Mr.   Kobiin,  Premier   of    Manitoba
incidentally it has been stated, and not 	
denied, that Hon. Mr. Roblin may Le b-Y Winnipeg speculator, price
invited to join Mr. Borden's Cabinet ^4>mi sworn value, $16,000.
as Minister of the Interior, should thai
gentleman succeed at the polls, and
apply to the administration of the Dominion lands the same treatment which
has, so it is alleged, proved so advant-
This book of reference has 140  aKeous to the Province oi jVianitoba
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ing four cents to cover postage.      ad
Should Mr. Roblin become Minister of j
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MOUNTAIN OR SHORE
There li always .chance
to enjoy tome .hooting
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RIFLE TELESCOPES, ETC.
Ask your Dealer, and Insist on the
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Itead our clubbing offer on page wo
■
| the Interior, it is quite reasonable to as
sume that he would duplicate the policy
followed in Manitoba. What has that
policy been? Por eight years the Conservative Government has been in power
in Manitoba and during that period the
policy hasbeen "the land for the speculator."
Let us examine the records and see
the evidence of this.   In 1899 the province came into possession   of  54.,560
acres of carefully selected, high   class
farm lands in the Quill Lake district, in
the Province of Saskatchewan.   These
lands were taken in settlement of a debt
owing to th- M. and N.W. Railway Co.
to the province of Manitoba, The policy
of the Liberal Government,  which  obtained this land, as announced by Hon.
Mr. Greenway on July 20, 1899, was to
sell at moderate prices to actual settlers
only, ar.dsome 7,000 acres were sold be-
6. One section bought liy American
speculator, price paid $2,500; sworn value, $8,600.
7. Two and one quarter sections
bought by Winnipeg speculator, price
paid, $3,107; sworn value, $8,810.
8. One section bought by   \\ innipeg
speculator, price   paid,   $2,568;   sworn
value, $!,000.
9. Seven and one qu rter sections
bought by Winnipeg speculator, price
paid, $14,982; sworn value $50,000.
These lands approximate 13,000 acres
and were sold by the Manitcba Conservative Government' to ..peculators, for
$44,055, and these   speculators,   swore
the iands were worth $127,406, a loss to
the province of $63,351, or about $6,40
per acre.   By selling this half a million
acres of good farm lands   to  political
friends, instead of holding   them  until
there was a demand from the settler,
the Conservative Government of Manitoba made a present to the speculators
of over $3,100,000 at the expense of the
people.
The administration of the swamp
lands of Manitoba shows the same reckless regard to the public interest.   The
t  ...WA..UV. 111.
fore the Liberal Government went   out  swamp lands were trar.bfemd fiom the
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ADDRESS ALL ORDERS TO OU* OFFICE
of office in January 1900
The Conservative Government, immediately upon coming into offl e, reversed
the Liberal policy, and sold the land in
laige blocks by auction at a   low  fixed
price.   The result was that large tracts
fell into the hands of speculators,  who
hold them at high prices, whi, h the settler is c , lied upon to pay.   Up to the
end of March, 1905, no less than 420,728
acresjout of 542,560 acres of this high
class farming land had been disposed of
to speculators for the low  average of
Iji4.68 per acre.
A return brought down in the Legislature shows that in the year 1903 alone
I over 140,000 acres of land were sold   lo
23 persons in blocks ranging from 1,280
acres to 40,000 acres.   Conclusive testimony is furnished of the improvident
character of these transactions by official transcripts from the Prince Alber*
Land Titles office.   Purchasers of the
Quill Lake land were obliged to register
it in the Land Titles  office   in   Prince
Albert,  making a declaration of the
j amount paid far the land and a sworn
estimate of its value.     There  is   thu.
obtainable a sworn official statement of
the pri. e paid  the  Manitoba   Government and the actual value of  the  land
purchased.
An examination of nine sample par-
c. Is tells the story.
1. Two sections bought by Brandon
j speculators, price paid,   $3,816;   sworn
value, $8,262.
2. One section bought  by   Brandon
Dominion Government in accordance
with an arrangement mede in 1885. In
all 1,800,000 acres have been transferred
during Uie patt 23 years.
The   Mantto a Liberal  Government
carefully husbanded these lands.   They
sold small lots to actual settlers.   During twelve years of office they sold 69.-
838 acres and at an   average   price   of
$3.15 per acre.     In  1900 the Liberal
Government handed over to their Conservative successors 1,(J67,385 acres  oi
swamp lands.     In the past  six  years
(there are no olltcial figures available
since 1905) the Kobiin Government sold
no less than 459,298 acres at an average
price of $2.95 an a re,   or 20 cents an
! acre less than  the Greenway Government, obtained, despite  the   fact   that
land in Manitoba has trebled   in   price
since 19U0.
[Continued on page four.]
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no*  '**     «t»»  w»,hlnirtorj'lic. Locals General
Constable Tennant paid Roger's Pass
a business visit during the week.
Mrs. H. Spedding, lect Saturday on a
visit to her parents in Vancouver.
F. W. Aylmer, D.L.S., of Revelstoke
was in the city on business, Saturday.
The Assembly held another dance in
the Columbia Hall on Monday, the 28th
inst.
J. 0. Greene left on Sunday night's
train to New Westminster to take in
the Fair.
Miss. M. E. Dart, left on Friday's
boat for Spillimachene, where she has
accepted a position as tracher.
Fred Anderson, left last week for
the Kootenay where he intends staking some Mica claims.
J.W. Haner, of Revelstoke, is spending a few days in Golden in connection
with some timber limits.
Wm.   Johnston,   who   was    in   the (
General   Hospital,   suffering   from    a
slight attack of  pneumonia,  left  Sunday for his home at McMurdo,   greatly
improved in health.
Stanley Moodie, has accepted a position with ,). Cariin & Co., of Field.
He left last week to commence his
duties.
Thos. King, wife and children arrived home on Sunday morning, after
spending a months visit in the east.
Harry Pughe, left Saturday on a
visit to friends in Vancouver. He will
take in the New Westminster Fair before returning,
The weekly meeting of the Good
Templars, which was posponed last
Thursday, will be h'-ld tomorrow evening, October 1st.
J. G. Ullock, of Vancouver, who has
been in the city for a few days last
week in connection with some timber
limits, returned to Vancouver, Saturday.
A man by the name of Richard Dart
was blown up at the Field tunnel late
last week. He was repairing a compressed ail- pipe, '"hen it exploded.
II. G. Parson, M. P. P., is getting a
car of stumping powder shipped in here
for the farmers, The car was shipped
yesterday, and should be here in a few
days. The farmers should take advantage of this opportunity of obtaining stumping powder at such a low
figure.
W. Carruthers in company with
A. Ereckeson, who have been doing
the assessment work for J. W.
■Conner on the Spruce Camp Mine, returned to Go'den Thursday. They report that this mine is showing up
wonderfully in copper.
OUR   NEW   STOCK &   j&
Of late Summer and Fall Goods has arrived at la3t
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 HAVE JUST RECEIVED A SHIPMENT
OF NEW SEASONABLE UNDERWEAR.
Best Values at $2.50 and
$3.75 Per Suit
few Fall .Shirts, now on
View-All Winners
Ii. N. REID,   ®.   COMPANY
OPPOSITE   KOOTENAY   HOUSE.
ATTIIECHURCHES.
Roman Catholio Church—Rev. Father
Cocolla, 0. M. I. Pastor. Services
everv second Sunday in each motuh.
lVIasslOa. m., Benediction 7:30 \s. m.
Sunday school every Sunday at 2 p.m.
St. Paul's Anglican - Rev. C, F.t
Yates Vicar. Mattins 11 a. m. Evensong 7:30 p. m. every Sunday. Sunday
S ii > <i j: JO p .m.
Grace Methodist Church—Rev. F. L
Carpenter Pastor. Sorvices every Sunday 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sabbath
School 2:30 p. m. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday at 8 p. m.
St. Andrews Presbyterion- Rev. W.
L. MacRae, Pa itor. Services every
Sunday 11 a.m. and 7-"0 p. m. Sunday
School 2:30 p.m. Player meeting every
Wednesday at 8 p. m.
ROBLIN'S  LAND  POLICY
(Continued frum page three.)
It is known that large tracts of land
near Lake Manitoba have been sold
since 1905 at low figures, but the details have not been published.
The distribution of public lands in
Manitoba, under Hon. Mr. Roblin, has'
been characterized by the greatest disregard of the interests of the people.
The Government has apparently been
hand and glove with the speculator, and
the actual settler has received scant
consideration.
Before Mr. Roblin stands on any public platform in this part of Canada to
advice the people as to whom they
should entrus; with their affairs, he
should explain the policy which he has
followed in Manitoba.
Before Mr. Roblin criticizes the policy
of Sir Wilfred Laurier with respect to
public lands, or endorses Mr. Borden in
his criticism, he should explain to the
people the transactions related above.
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TOBACCOS & CICARS.
Synopsis
FRESH   FRUIT
CONFECTIONERY
TOBACCOS & CIGARS
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
of   Canadian   Homestead
Regulations.
Any available Dominion Lands with,
in the Railway Belt in British Columbia,
may be homesteaded by any person
who is the sole head of a family, or any
male over 18 years of age, to the extent of one-quarter section of 160 acres
more or less.
Entry must be made personally at
the local land office for the district in
which the land is situate. Entry by
proxy may, however, be made on certain conditions by the father, mother,
son, daughter, brother or sister of an
intending homesteader.
The homesteader is required to perform the conditions connected therewith under one of the following plans:
(1) At least six months' residence
upon and cultivation of the land in each
year for three years.
(2) If the father (or mother, if the
father is deceased), of the homesteader
resides upon a farm in the vicinity of
the land entered for, the requirements
as to residence may be satisfied by such
person residing with the father or
moth r.
(3) If the settler has his permanent
residence upon farming land owned by
him in the vicinity of his homestead,
the requirements as to residence may
be satisfied by residence upon the said
land.
Six months notice in writing should
be given to the Commissioner of Dominion Lands at Ottawa of intention to
apply for patent.
COAL—Coal mining rights may be
leased for a period of twenty-one yearaa*.
at an annual rental of $1 per acre?
Not more than 2,570 acres shall be
leased to one individual or company.
i A royalty at the rate of five cents per
1 ton shall be collected on the merchantable coal mined.
W. W. CORY.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized  publication  of
this advertisement will nol be paid for.
sp.  15-6 mo.
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Ithf. times for news!
Meets Death Under Engine Wheels
Another accident occured at I'ield
this week, when James Qutnn, a foreman over the muckers gang at the
"Big Tunnel", lost his life.
Quinn was drinking heavy Saturday
night, and it is thought that t. at he
tried to board a car on an incoming
freight and was dragged under the
wheel*, or perhaps on making for the
camp the deadly drug had got the best
of him, and laid down on the track and
went to sleep, the latter is most probably the case.
A freight train left Field between
two and three o'clock Sunday morning,
and it is most certa'n that this was the
one that caused the mans death
Both his legs were severed close to
his thigh, and it was not until six o'clock Sunday morning that he was
fonnd, but life was extinct when picked up. having died a short time bjfore
from loss of blood.
Coroner Buckham was notified and
left for Field Sunday, on investigation
came to the conclusion that an inquest
was unnecessary. The remains were
brought to Golden the following day for
burial.
ROOFING THE ANDES
i.  I   Griffith  Undertakes  Work  jn
Sooth   America.
Because of the merits of construction
of the snowsheds on the C.P.R., transcontinental line at Rogers Pass, the
building of which he superintended
while in the engineering service of the
C. P. R., Mr. J. E. Griffith of this city
is now in receipt of an offer to proceed
to South America to build snowsheds on
the Trans-Andean Railway. For ten
years Mr. Griffith has been out of the
service of the C. P. R., and at present
is provincial government agent in this
town.
Recently the English capitalists who
are building the transcontinental Railway in South America, one terminus of
which will be Buenos Ayres in the
Argentine, and the other Valparaiso on
the Pacific, were faced with the problem of snowsheds at the great divide
of the Andes. In seeking an engineer
qualified to undertake the work, the
builders of the line remembered that
the C. P. R. snowsheds were the most
extensive and scientifically built in the
world and they got into communication
with the company. It is said that if
satisfactory arrangements can be made
Mr. Griffith will leave shortly for
South America to roof in the Andes.
Read our clubbing offer on page two
STATEMENTS
HOW LABOR HAS BENEFITED
What else have we done? My friend
Mr. Lem eux has toid you what we
have done for labor. W'e have done
for labor what has never bee:, done by
any oi her government in the world, 1
dare say. The cause of labor has taken
on a new aspect. The-laboring man is
today no longer the semi-slave he was
formerly. He is a fellow-citizen now
in every particular. He has rights
which must be protected, and whi' h a e
protected by the present government.
Mr. Lemieux has told you that we
have abolished the sweating system,
Yes, there are no more sweatshops in
Canada where a man has to work 16
hours a day for a thankless master.
We have brought in the law of conciliation by which disputes between
employer and employed can be determined without recourse to the dire
and extreme penalty of a strike. There
is a department of labor and in the
organization of that department of
labor my friend Mr. King has taken an
active part. I think that at the first
opportunity I shall submit to my colleagues that the time has come when
we should have the department of labor
under a seperate minister. The department is big enough, the work is
heavy enough and important enough to
require the whole time, energy and attention of a minister of the crown, such
as the department of railways and the
department of public works. I repeat
that at the very first opportunity I
shall submit to the people ot Canada
and to the parliament of Canada that
the time has come when we should take
this new step in the national developments of our country.—Sir Wilfred
Laurier.
BY
SIR WILFRED
Ashcroft 	
GOLDEN	
Kamloops	
569 96
1,350 61
882 88
3,751 38
Col. for .Sept. 1907.
$13,736 80
12,355 30
Increase	
$ 1,351 50
The Kootecaj
Elec.b,,
The election in Kootenay will !ai,e
place on Tuesday, November 3. instead
of on October 26, as in the other ridings of Canada.
John Keen, returning o.ifcer for the
constituency announced his decision in
the matter at a conference at win. h
Smith Curtis, ns'well as two representatives each from the Liberal and : oi -
seryative executives were present.
CO TO
H. C. Tom,
-FOR-
FRESH FRUIT,
CONFECTIONERY
TOBACCOS & CICARS.
Score  One  for John
John Houston of the Prince Rupert
Empire thinks that Smith Curtis is the
best man for Kootenay, and has the
following to say about the gentlemen:—
"Were the editor of the Empire a
resident of Kootenay he would vote for
Smith Curtis, because he has brains, is
a hard worker, and is right on most
questions with which the common
people are concerned."
Inland
The following is the statement of
collections for month ending Sept.
30th, 1908:
Revelstoke   $ 7,181 94
AT THE CHURCHES.
Roman Catholio Church—Rev. Father
Cocolla, O. M. I. Pastor. Services
everv second Sunday in each mon ah.
Mass 10 a. m., Benediction 7:30 *j. 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
Si»i.i:J) ,)..ti.
Grace Methodist Church—Rev. F. L
Carpenter Pastor. Sorvices every Sunday 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sabbath
School 2:30 p. m. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday at 8 p. m.
St. Andrews Presbyterion—Rev. W.
L. MacRae, Pastor. Services every
Sunday 11 a.m. and 7-30 p. m. .Sunday
School 2:30 p. m. Prayer meeting every
Wednesday at 8 p. m.
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