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 THE KOOTENAY LIBERAL
Vol. 1. No. 24
NELSON, B. C, DECEMBER 4th, 1908
Price. 5 Cents
Things in General
In an interview given to the D aily
News appearing on Nov. 21st, Mr. W.
J. Brandrith, secy of the B. C. Fruit
Growers' Association, seeks to defend
Mr. James Johnstone and the Fruit and
Produce Exchange of British Columbia
more familiarly known as the Central
Exchange. Mr. Brandrith seeks to lay
all the blame for the non-success which
attended this seasons operations wholly
upon the local association and the growers. We are willing to admit that so
far as the packing of the cars is concerned the management of the local association were to blame in a large measure but will Mr. Brandrith explain why
the agents of the Central Exchange
allowed these cars to remain unloaded
for as long, in some cases, as 36 hours
after arrival. Further, local growei'B
would like to know why their fruit was
sold at any old price to beat out competitors. Further, they would like to
know why two months after the last
car was shipped the Central Exchange
should report that they have lost two
cars of berries which up to the present
have not been found and for which they
cannot account although consigned to
their agents. Again, can they explain
why other associations than Kootenay
have had similar trouble and in consequence of such trouble have turned the
Central Exchange down? The Kootenay Fruit Growers' Association certainly
has to blame itself for some of the failures but the larger percentage is with
the Central Organization and had the
local association boon fully advised that
the promises of the Central Exchange
could and would not be kept when they
found that they could not keep them
then the local association would not
have made the mistakes that they did,
as they undoubtedly would have looked
more closely after their own interests
instead of relying upon the Central Exchange. When the Central Exchange
can answer all these questions to the
satisfaction of the local fruit growers
then, but not till then, will they be
willing to shoulder the blame.
good relations. All right thinking men
regret this but it does not give Mr.Bran-
rith or any other person license to place
all the blame for the great loss of this
season on the growers.
I    In a long interview between Hon. R.
Lemieux   and Sir Edward Grey,   the
British Foreign  Secretary,  concerning
the Japanese question.      Sir Edward
expressed the great satisfaction of the
| Imperial Government with the manner
I in which  the Liberal   Government in
\ Canada has handled this extremely del-
j icate question. The    Liberals have at-
t tained their object of excluding the Jap-
! anese from  Canada and  at the same
i time have succeeded in keeping up the
friendly relations between this country,
England and Japan.   It is a diplomatic
and political achievement of which any
I government may well  be   proud.      A
I wire from Ottawa gives the following
I statistics regarding the number of Jap-
j anese immigrants into Canada during
j the   past   seven months of the fiscal
year.
April to October, inclusive, was 434,
composed of 285 men, 123 women and 26
children. For the corresponding period of last year the Japanese immigration was 6,648 and the decrease this
year is, therefore, 6,214, showing the
complete effectiveness of the arrangement concluded by Hon. Rodolphe
Lemieux. That the total "even reaches
this small number is due to the fact
that nearly all the Japanese who are
now able to enter the Dominion do bo
from the West Indies »and other countries and over whom the Japanese Government has, of course, no power. 'i\
ate forecast at this early date. It is
however,well known in political circles
that there existed a long standing private fieud between Sir Hibbert Tupper
and Mr. McBride and if there is a fight
for the position between the two gentlemen it is certain that the contest
will be a bitter one. Sir Hibbert's
grievance against Premier McBride
dates back a good many years, but the
Tuckers are not of the breed that "turn
the other cheek" and forget; they have
long memories for the 6inB of their enemies and it may be that the time for
which Sir Hibbert has waited has
come. But before speculating further
it is perhaps wisest to wait until R. L.
Borden definitely announces his retirement.
Mr. Brandrith seeks to argue that because Mr. James Johnstone failed to
realize more than 60 cents per box for
his cherries sent tojthe Calgary fair that
that that is one of the reasons why poor
prices were realized. Would it surprise
Mr. Brandrith, to know that cherries
sent at the same time to the fair arrived
in good condition were sold for $1.50
after being on show for several days.
Mr. Johnstone has been blamed, and
many think rightly so, because of the
fact that he, being president of the Exchange did not go to the headquarters when he learned of there being
trouble, instead of which he stayed at
home and has on more than one occasion
stated at local truit growers meetings
that he was as much in the dark as
the local1 association. Mr. Johnstone
as president of the Exchange and owing
to personal promises which he gave,had
a duty to proform towards not only the
Kootenay Association but to all the
members of the Exchange, and was his
duty to be in Revelstoke when he knew
how seriously affairs had developed.
Mr. Johnstone has been accused of all
manner of wrong doings but no more so
than have others of the directors of the
local association. It is to be deplored
that such should have been the case
and such conduct on the point i,of irresponsible members of the association
does not tend toward   harmony and
Rumours continue to come to hand
from the east to the effect that it is
extremely probable that Sir Wilfred
Laurier will shortly retire from public
life and entrust the premiership to a
younger member of the party. It is
said that the great liberal leader intends to remain at the head of the present government until the immediately
projected undertakings of the party
are well under way, so that they may
be carried on as if he were still actively
engaged in politics.
Whether this report is correct or not
Sir Wilfred,when hedoes retire into the
calm and peaceful waters of private life,
may do so with the assurance that he
carries with him the gratitude and respect of all Canadians, irrespective of
party or creud.who will long honor the
memory of the noble man who has for
so many years so unselfishly and disinterestedly devoted his life and his magnificent intellect to the progress and
wellbeing of his country.
Rumour also has it that the Hon. R. |
L. Borden intends to retire from the
public eye at an early date. We undei-
stand that the conservative leader's
health suffered considerably during the
turmoil and rush of the late election
and that he has been warned by his
medical advisers that another big political campaign might result in a complete break down. If Mr. Borden is
compelled to give up his position as
leader of the opposition it seems very
likely that the next conservative general Will be chosen from the West. In
this conhection both the Hon. R. L.
McBride and Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper have been mentioned as likely men.
The former's gift for organization would
undoubtedly be of benefit to the party
but Sir Hibbert Tupper might be more
acceptable to the conseravites generally
and his debating powers would certainly ensure him somemeasurueof success.
However it is difficult to makean accur-
The definite announcement this past
week by mayor Taylor that he will be
leaving Nelson to permanently reside in
Vancouver has been received with
much regret by the citizens of Nelson,
although it has not come unexpectedly
as it had been rumoured for some time.
Mr. Taylor has been identified with the
city for eleven years past and* during
the past year has occupied the highest
position of honor in the gift of the city.
It is not too much to say that mayor
Taylor's term of office will long be remembered in the history of the affairs
of the city, by reason of the cleaning up
of the matters in dispute over the power
plant and the commencement of the
second unit. Mayor Taylor will be much
missed and Nelson's loss will be Vancouver's gain.
It is a remarkable fact that within
the year Nelson will have lost at least
three, practically four **.Wyers counting
W. Galliher, ex-M. P. , many are speculating over the reason. Is it because
the citizens have become wise and foresworn the delights of litigation or is it
that Vancouver offers a wider field?
There are rumours afloat that other
leading lights of the law in Nelson will
also be shortly leaving for the coast
cities.
With the advent of the snow, coasting down the side walks began in earnest this past week and pedestrians in
negotiating thesteepgrades going home
had much difficulty at times and were
more often than not compelled to take
to the roads rather than risk a probable
collision with some ardent and juvenile
coaster.
It is satisfactory to note that the police and the council have decided to restrict the practice and to reserve the
side walks for pedestrians. We cannot altogether agree with the drastic
resolution as it seems a shame that the
boys and girls should be deprived of
their sport, but it is very right that the
sidewalks should be preserved to pedestrians as it is no easy task to climb the
hills when snow is on the ground aul in
addition to make the sidewalks like ice
is no joke to those attempting to get
home. It is to be hoped that without
unduly interfering with the children's
sport a check will be put upon this
practice.   ^__^^_^^^^^
The current issue of the Kootenay
Liberal is the last under the present
managenient.The next issue,Dec.14,will
be under the management of Mr. A.
W. Dyer. We bespeak for the incoming management the same courtesy and
patronage which has been extended to
us. Mr. Dyer, who is well known in
Kootenay, will publish weekly, paying
special attention to mining, lumbering
and the fruit industry. Twelve years
experience in journalism in Kootenay
fully qualifies Mr. Dyer to undertake
the publicationof such a weekly   news
paper as described and it is with confidence in his ability to render the required Bervice to the public that we ask
that the interest of our patrons be continued to him.
Gold Coins For Canada
That Canadian gold coins will soon
be an assured fact is made apparent by
the visit to the Pacific slope of Mr. R.
Pearson, chief assayer in the Ottawa
mint, who has been travelling through
the Kootenay and Boundary, with the
object of investigating the gold resources of the lower part of the province.
Mr. Pearson states that almost the
entire production of gold in the Dominion would be required for the manufacture of coins at Ottawa.
Paper bills, will still be used after the
introduction of gold coins, but it is believed that gold money will be more
generally preferred.
The British Columbia Curling Association held their annual meeting at
the Hume Hotel on Wednesday afternoon last when it was decided to hold
the Annual Bonspiel at Rossland this
year to commence probably Tuesday
January 19th.
"COMPANIES ACT, 1897."
Certificate of Incorporation.
I hereby certify that "The Kootenay
Engineering Works, Limited,'" has tins
day been incorporated under the "Companies Act, 1897," as a Limited Company, with a capital of fifty thousand
dollars, divided into five thousand shares
of ten dollars each.
Given under my hand and seal of office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this second day of November, one
thousand nine hundred and eight.
[l.s.] S. Y. WOOTTON
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
The following are the objects for
which the Company has been incorporated :—
(a) To acquire, purchase and carry on
the foundry and engineering business
now carried on by the Kootenay Engineering Works at Nelson, British Columbia, and to purchase the whole buildings, lease, plant, contracts, stock in
trade, goodwill, property and assets of
the said business of the Kootenay Engineering Works, and to pay such price as
may be agreed upon between this Company and the Kootenay Engineering
Works, which price may be paid either
in cash or in shares of this Company, or
partly in cash and partly in shares, as
may be agreed on.
(b) To carry on the business of iron
founders, mechanical engineers, bridge
builders, tramway builders, manufacturers of agricultural implements and
other machinery, tool makers, brass
founders, metal workers, boiler makers,
millwrights, machinists, wood workers,
iron and steel converters, smiths, builders, painters, metallurgists, electrical
engineers, water supply engineers, general contractors and builders, lumbermen
mill operators and owners, storekeepers
wholesale or retail merchants,and to buy
sell, manufacture, repair, convert, alter,
let or hire, and deal in machinery, implements, rolling stock, hardware of all
kinds, supplies, lumber, timber, timber
limits or licenses, and to carry on any
other business which may seem to the
Company capable of being carried on
conveniently in connection with the
above, or otherwise calculated, directly
or indirectly, to enhance the value of any
of the Company's property and rights for
the time being.
(c) To carry on any business relating
to the winning and working of any mine- j
rals, the production and working-of metals,and,the production, manufacture and
preparation of any other materials,
which may be usefully or conveniently
combined with the engineering or manufacturing business of the Company or
any contracts undertaken by the Company.
(d) To undertake and execute any contracts for works involving the supply or
use of any machinery, timber or building material, and to carry out any ancillary or other works comprised in or necessitated by such contracts.
(e) To purchase, take or lease or
otherwise acquire lands, easements and
rights to water, timber and otherwise in
connection with lands, together with
buildings and appurtenances to lands;
to acquire and  erect buildings, houses
{and works ; to construct, lease or otherwise acquire in connection therewith or
separately, roads, canals, lakes, waterways and wells, and generally to work,
improve and develop the Company'* property, and to sell or otherwise dispose of
the same or any part thereof.
(f) To purchase, take on lease or
otherwise acquire collieries, mines and
quarries, deposits or accumulations of
oil, petroleum, ores or minerals, clay,
copper, lead, iron and other metals and
substances, and any licence, right or
privilege in reference thereto and any
interest therein, and to work, develop,
sell, lease or otherwise deal with same.
(g) To carry on business of timber
merchants and saw mill proprietors, and
to buy, sell, prepare for market, and deal
in timber and wood of all kinds, and to
manufacture and deal in articles of all
kinds in the manufacture of which timber or wood is used.
(h) To acquire, manufacture, work, let
or hire, or otherwise dispose of plant, machinery, apparatus and materials of
eveiy kind for the production and distribution of electricity and for the application of electricity to the separation of
metals and ores, as well as for lighting,
heating and motive power, and other
cognate purposes.
(i) To sell, grant, let or exchange,
surrender or otherwise dispose of absolutely or conditionally or for any limited
estate or interest all or any part of the
Company's undertaking, lands, properties (real or personal), and assets, or to
purchase the business of any other company, firm or person carrying on any
business included in the objects oi the
(•^Hiipany, and all or any part of the!
property or estate thereof as a going
concern or otherwise.
(j) To apply for, purchase or otherwise acquire any patents, brevets d'in-
vention, licence, concessions and the like
conveying any exclusive or non-exclusive
or limited right to use, or any secret oil
other information as to any inventior
which may seem capable of being usee
for any purposes of the Company, anc
to use, exercise, develop, or grant licen
ses in respect of or otherwise turn to ac
count the property, rights and infor
niatton so acquired.
(k) To issue shares as fully or partly
paid up for property or rights acquired
by the Company, for work done or seri
vices rendered to or on behalf of the
Company, or for any valuable consider!
ation other than the actual cash payment ofcash.
(1) To borrow money for the purpose
of carrying out the objects of the Company, and to execute mortgages and
pledges of the Company's real and personal property, rights and powers; to
issue debentures secured by mortgages,
pledge or otherwise; to sign bills, notes,
contracts and other evidences of or security for money borrowed or to be borrowed, by them for the purposes aforesaid, and to pledge debentures as security for temporary loans, and to give,
enter into or deal with any of the securities mentioned in or covered by the
•'Bank Act;" and the powers given by
i this sub-section shall be exercisable by
i the directors for the time being of the
: Company.
(m) To do all or any of the above
things as principals, agents, contractors
or otherwise, and by or through agents,
trustees or otherwise, either alone or in
conjunction with others.
(n) To distribute any or all of the,
assets of the Company among the members in specie.
(o) To promote any company or companies for the purpose of acquiring all
or any of the property and liabilities of
this Company, or for any other purpose
that may seem, directly or indirectly,
calculated to benefit this Company.
(p) To pav out of the funds of the
Company all expenses incidental to the
formation, registration and advertising
of the Company and the issue of its capital, including brokerage and commissions for obtaining application for or
placing ahares.
(q) To procure the Company to be
registered in anyplace or country.
(r) To do all such other things as are
incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects. THE  KOOTENAY LIBERAL
The Kootenay Liberal
Published at Nelson every Friday by
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ADVERTISING :   Rates will be furnished on application.   All copy must be in
by 10 a. m. on the Thursday preceeding the day of publication.
TIMBER NOTICES s   Land notices and legal advertisements at usual rates.
Mining Notes
Of the 67 metal mines that paid devi-
dends of $23,799,841 in 10 months  this
year, and $417,037,097 since their incorporation   with    a   capitalization     of
^'207,105,133 according to a careful  compilation by the Mining World, the copper properties lead.     Eighteen  copper
mines sent to their shareholders so far
this year checks for $14,986,002 which
brings the total dividends declared since
organization to  $314,030,906,  while the
current issued capital isonly $37,097,000.
Indications are that 15 cent copper  is
nearer   at   hand than 60 cent silver,
though both are dependent somewhat
upon the resumption of buying by interests that were  scared from the market
by the panic last fall.    The restoration
of confidence in copper, as in other products of the mining industry,  is slow
but sure and now that the  presidential
election is   over,   the  rehabilitation of
the metal markets ought to be hastened
somewhat.
Besides specimens from the mica mine
Mr. Moody has a nice sample of sodalite,
from near  Field.     This   is also somewhat rar<-.    It polishes like marble and
shows much prettier coloring than granite, the blue markings being very beautiful.    There is a 6,000 foot ledge, 23 to
10 feet wide, where this specimen came
from.    Another pretty sample is from a
copper-gold lead Mr. Moody found south
of Golden, this lead is from 15 to 20 feet
and  has  been  traced   15  miles.     Mr.
Moody has also some  very  odd-looking
phosphate crystals found near the mica
mine. Perhaps one of his prettiest specimens is a bit from a copper-silver-gold
proposition north of Beaver. The heaviest specimen for its size Mr. Moody got
from Spallumcheen.    It is  of a 4   to 8-
inch pay streak, and  goeB  $20 in gold
and 30 per cent, copper.
The chief mines working at McGuigan
are the Rio and the Rambler. The latter 1b steadily completing development
work and shipping about 160 tons a
month. This is not as much as might
be sent out but owing to the low prices
of silver and lead only enough is being
shipped to pay working expenses and
interest on capital.
She Blue Bell at Riondel are working
3 shifts daily and sending out a barge
load of concentrates each week.
A tunnel has recently been run 150
feet on the Sally group at Beaverdell.
The face of the tunnel is all in ore and
it is expected that there are from 50 to
60 feet of stoping ground above it. It
is probable that the shipments from the
Saliy will this winter exceed those of
anv previous year.
There are nineteen men working at
the Westmount at Slocan. The last
two cars shipped averaged 453 ounces
silver and $2 gold. It is reported that
the Crofton smelter will recommence
operations about the beginning of the
new year.
The Reco mine at Sandon is in a position to ship a carload of ore a day all
through the winter. Shipments are at
present hampered on account of the ore
having to be packed down and the pack
train is inadequate to handle even 25
percent, of the tonnage that can be produced. A pile of 5,000 sacks is ready for
rawhiding as soon as sufficient snow
falls.
For Practical Farmers
A Snap—$27 per acre
240 acres of land, 180 of which is bottom land, balance side hill; good
grazing land; 22 acres under cultivation; 20 acres additional slashed, burnt
and seeded.
Good two-storey house, furnished. Barn. Al dairy, about 200 fruit trees,
mostly bearing, also small fruits; mower, rake, disc harrow, set of sleighs,
blacksmith outfit and small tools.
Stock—2 cows, 3 calves, steers, pigs and fowl.
Price $6500. $2000 cash, balance one, two and three years, six per cent,
interest.
McDermid & McHardy
NELSON, B. C.
The Eureka, which is the property of
the Trail Smelter, is employing a fair
number of men and making regular
shipments.
Mr. F. J. Moody, who is at present in
Vancouver has been over a great deal
of the interior and has apparently kept
his eyes open wherever he has been.
He is at present chiefly interested in a
mica mine, north of Revelstoke, in the
Big Bend country. A company has
been formed in Calgary to work this
property and as good mica mines are
scarce prospects are promising. The
mica is of excellent quality, free from
iron, which makes it particularly suitable for electrical work, and is found in
big sheets.
We und erstand that the government
intends to take action against the false
and sensational reports sent out by unprincipled correspondents to various
papers outside Canada. Recent exaggerations which have been wired to
Chicago, Spokane San Francisco, etc.,
have made it appear that the Canadian
west has lately passed through a terrible
storm, that the country was completely
tied up and that the transportation facilities were demorlized.
There is no punishment sufficiently
heavy for the man who, in order to
make a few paltry cents, wilfully and
basely defames his country and it is
hoped that vigorousaction will betaken
and the offenders brought to book.
It is suggested that the act of parliament which makes the sending of false
dispatches a criminal offense may be
amended during the coming session so
that these decriers of their country may
be more easily reached and justly punished.
B. C. has at various times suffered and
is still suffering considerably in this direction, though not, we are glad to
say, through the efforts of newspaper
correspondents. The "knocker" in this
province is usually the man who , coming from another country, starts in business with no experience and without an
idea as to the nature of the work upon
which he is setting out. He knows
nothing of the land, of our commercial
methods, of transportation or of social
conditions but wrapped in his sublime
self conceit imagines that because he is
in a practically virgin country he has
only to buy a ranch, or a store, or set
up in any other business, to be in a position in a few months to "buck the universe'' and return to his native country a colonial millionaire. For a man
who commences business in B. 0, with
such ideas as these and totally inexperienced there can only be one result and
that is failure.
It is among this class of men that we
find our "knockers'" out  of sympathy
wit h the conditions of the province and
disappointed in the result of their ill
considered undertakings, they endeavor
to vent their spleen by writing  annoy-
nious letters to  papers  in  other countries,   basely  attempting  to  make intending settlers to see this lnagnilicient
country with its enormous possibilities
through their own jundiced eyes.      If
such men  are  unable  to  refrain  from
hostily  rushing  into print  let them at
least show the courage  of their convictions and sign their misleading effusions.
But we hope that the projected  alternation in the  present law,  mentioned
above, will be formulated in such a manner that "knockers" of all kinds will be
aoheavly   punished that they will find
it expedient to put a   check  upon the
vagaries of their  pens or  to leave  the
the country and  find other fields for
their noble exertions.
THE HUME
Refurnished throughout. Phones in every room.
An unsurpassed service.
Kootenay's Finest Hotel
Right in the Heart of Nelson
E. FERGUSON   &
Nelson, B. C.
CO.
WHOLESALE WINES and  LIQUORS
Retail Department two doors
east of post office
Billiard and Pool Tables, etc., can
shipped from Vancouver branch.
be
A CONSERVATIVE
Photographer running his business on
LIBERAL
principles might be accused of being on
the fence, but this does not apply to
THE  QUEEN   STUDIO.    Under the
management of Allan Lean this well
known studio has landed on the sunny
side of the fence, and is now the oldest
and best appointed Photograph Studio
in the Kootenays. The success of this
establishment is no doubt due to the
liberal way in which all clients are
treated, and the painstaking way in
which their ideas are carried out in any
kind of photographic work.
SYNOPSIS  OF CANADIAN  NORTH
WEST HOMESTEAD
REGULATIONS
Any even numbered section of Dominion Lands in Manitoba, Saskatchewan,
and Alberta, excepting 8 and 26, not reserved, may be homesteaded by any person who is 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.
Application for entry must be made in
person by the applicant at a Dominion
Lands Agency or Sub-agency for the district in which the land is situate. Entry
by proxy may, however, be made at an
Agency on certain conditions by the
father, mother, son, daughter, brother
or sister of an intending homesteader.
The homesteader is required to perform the homestead duties 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) A homesteader, may, if he so desires, perform the required residence
duties by living on farming land owned
solely by him, not less than eighty (80)
acres in extent in the vicinity of his
homestead. Joint ownership in land
will not meet this requirement.
(3) If the father or mother, if the
father is deceased, of a homesteader has
permanent residence on farming land
owned solely by him, not less than (80}
eighty acres in extent in the vicinity of
the homestead, or upon a homestead
entered for by him in the vicinity, such
homesteader may perform his own residence duties by living with the father
or mother.
(4) The term "vicinity" in the two
preceding paragraphs is defined as
meaning not more than nine miles in a
direct line, exclusive of the width of
road allowances crossed in the measurement.
t5) A homesteader intending to perform his residence duties in accordance
with the above while living with parents
or on farming land owned by himself
must notify the Agent of the district of
such intention.
Six months' notice in writing must be
given to the Commissioner of Dominion
Lands at Ottawa, of intention to apply
for patent.
W. W. CORY
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior
N.B.-Unauthorized publication of this
j advertisement will not be paid for.
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INSURANCE
including Accident, Life, Employers'
Liability and
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For houses to buy or let.
For good building lots.
For loans on real estate.
For collection of rents.
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Mechanical Tools
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CARPENTERS' TOOLS, including Hammers, Squares, Planes, Rules, and
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The J. H. Kshdown Hardware Gompanu, Ltd.
Nothing but Fresh and Wholesome
Meats and Supplies kept in stock.
Mail Orders receive careful attention.
The Nelson Studio
B. S. M'GREGOR, Prop.
(Formerly F. L. Gillies)
Open for Photographic Work of every
description. Enlarging to any size.
Reducing to locket size. Copying from
any print as well as Portrait Work of the
very highest grade.
A'large stock of the latest and most
up-to-date mounts at prices to suit all
parties. Promptness and satisfaction
guaranteed, Amateur work—developing and printing a specialty.
Box 641 NELSON. B. C.
STARKEY & CO.,
WHOLESALE PROVISIONS,  PRODUCE, FRUIT, AND GENERAL
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
NELSON BRANCH
Phone 79
NELSON, B. C. THE KOOTENAY LIBERAL
LICENCE TO AN
EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY
"Companies Act, 1897."
Canada:
Province of British Columbia
This is to Certify that " Gorman, Clan-
cey and Grindley, Limited," is authorised
and licensed to carry on business within
tiie Province of British Columbia, and to
carry out or effect all 01 any of the objects
of the Company to which the legislative
authority oi the Legislature of British Columbia extends, except the construction
and working of railways.
The head office of the Company is situate at the City oi' Edmonton, in the Province of Alberta.
The amount of the capital of the Com-
p.uiy   is  one   huii.lied   thousand   dollars,
divided into one thousand shares  of one
undred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at  Nelson, and Jaine
O Siiea, barrister at law, whose address is
Nelson,    B,   C,   is   the   attorney   lor   the
Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia,
fehis 27th day of October, one thousand
nine hundred and eight.
[US.] S. Y. WOOTON
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
The objects for which this Company has
been established and licensed are:
(a) To acquire and take over as a going
concern, and to continue the operation of
the business carried on at the cities of
Edmonton and Calgary, in the Province
of Alberta, under the style and firm of
Gorman, Glancey and Grindley, as warehousemen, builders' supply agents, commission men, agents tor all manner and
classes of builders' hardware, plumbing
supplies, building materials, stone, brick,
Una, cemjiit, plaster, sewer tile, roofing,
lumber, shingles, lath and structural steel.
(b) To carry on the trades and businesses of iron masters, steel makers, steel
converters, colliery proprietors, coke
manufacturers, miners, smelters, engineers, builders of cars and locomotives, tin
plate makers and iron founders in all their
respective branches, and dealers in electrical and mechanical machinery, equipments and supplies of all kinds.
(c) To carry on the usiness of elec
tricians, mechanical engineers and manufacturers, and workers and dealers in
electricity, and to carry on the business of
an electric power and lighting company in
all its branches.
(d) To carry on the business of architects, designers, consulting and civil engineers, draughtsmen, transitmen, contractors, builders and decorators, including
the erection and construction of railroads,
canals, reservoirs, water works and so
forth.
(e) To carry on the business of general
merchants, and the business of milling and
manufacturing grain of all kinds and descriptions into fioiir, meal, feed and other
products.
(I) To build, sell, purchase, or otherwise acquire, own, deal in, equip, instal,
maintain, lease, hire, operate or control
cars, coaches, wagons, omnibuses, motor
buses, automobiles, drays, vans, carriages
and vehicles of every kind and description
whatsoever.
(g) To carry on business, both wholesale and retail, as manufacturers and
dealers in all kinds of lumber and building
materials, including buying and selling of
all kinds of sawed, squared and hewn
timber and lumber, tie pilings, saw logs,
shingles, lath, telegraph and telephone
poles, wood and all other products of the
forest, and including stone, brick, hardware, lime, limestone, calcined and other
plasters and artificial stone, and any other
product of lime, rock or clay and Portland
cement, and all kinds of natural and other
cement, coal and coke, and to manufacture
all articles in which timber, lumber or wood
is used, including manufacturing doors and
sashes, and to erect or acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise mills, manufactories, kilns and buildings, and to operate
same.
(h) To buy and sell, take on lease, exchange, hire or otherwise acquire, either
as principals or on commission as agents
for other persons, all kinds of farm and
ranch land, or town or city real estate.
(i) To purchase or otherwise acquire
any landed property in the Province of
Alberta ; to test, prospect and bore for oil]
gas, coal and water, for minerals, or an,
ot them, to acquire, manage, develoy
work and eell mines, mineral claims ap,
mining properties, and to win, get, trend
refiie ail market minerals there from.at,
(j) To carry on the business of a telephone and of a telegraph company, and
to transmit and receive and to facilitate
the transmission and reception of telephone
and telegraph communications over and
along the line or lines to be constructed
by the Company.
(k) To construct, maintain and operate
tramways or railway lines by electricity
steam or other motive power, and whether
aiainbranch or spur lines on  behall ot the
said Company, or as agents for some other
person or corporation within the said Province of Alberta ; to acquire land for construction of warehouses, elevators, build-J
ings and sidings in connection with the
operations of the Company and erect
buildings or works thereon.
(1) To acquire and undertake the whole
or any part of the business, property and
liabilities of any person, firm or corporation, now or hereafter carrying on all or
any business that this person is authorized
to carry on.
(m) To possess property, movable or
immovable, suitable for all or any of the
purposes of this Company.
('i) To purchase, lease, hire, or exchange, upon payment in full or in part
payment, any real estate or personal property which the Company may think necessary or convenient for all or any of the
purposes of this business.
(o) To possess and own stocks, debentures or bonds in any concern or corpora-
lion carrying on all or any or part of any
ot tlie businesses of the same kind and
class that this Company is authorized to
carry on.
(p) To take security by way of mortgage, lieu, encumbrance, pledge or otherwise upon any real estate or personal property which the Company may think necessary or convenient for the purposes of
this business.
(q) To secure the payment of moneys
which the Company may or may be about
to borrow, owe, or be liable for, by way of
mortgage, lien, encumbrance, pledge or
otherwise on all or any of the Company's
real estate or personal property, including
its uncalled capital; to draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute or issue
cheques, promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading, debentures, warehouse receipts, or securities, in pursuance
of the "Bank Act'' or other like negotiable, transferable and other instrument.
Professional Cards
ALEX. CARRIE
ARCHITECT
Practical Estimates Made on Short
Notice.   Blue Printing a Specialty.
GRIFFIN BLOCK      NELSON, B. C.
COAL
ICE
Coke and Wood for Sale
We have in stock and can deliver promptly the wellknown
Gait Coal.
George C. Egg, A.I.C.      Wm. Haldane j
egg & haldane     The Kootenay Ice & Fuel Co., Ltd.
ARCHITECTS AND VALUATORS
Oflice  Phone 265
Corner of Baker and Ward Streets
Nelson, B. C.
Fernie, B. C.
a. l. Mcculloch
HYDRAULIC ENGINEER
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR
P. 0. Box 41.
Office Phone B86. Residence Phone B74.
Office : Over McDermid & MeHardy.
BAKER STREET.      NELSON, B. C.
Provided that nothing herein contained
shall be deemed to confer upon the Company any powers to which the jurisdiction
of the Legislature of the Province of Alberta does not extend, and particularly
shall not be deemed to confer the right to
issue promissory notes in the nature of
bank notes ; and all the powers in the said
memorandum of association contained
shall be exercisable subject to the provisions of the laws in force in Alberta, and
regulations made thereunder in respect ot
the matters therein referred to, and especially with respect to the construction
and operation of railways, telegraph and
telephone lines, the business of insurance,
and any other business with respect to
which special laws and regulations may
now be or may hereafter be put in force.
For FnJit Growers
The following is an extract from a
lecture delivered to Okanagan fruit
growers at the end of last week by Mr.
Bryden of Victoria.
Mr. Bryden stated that his personal
experience had led him to the belief
that one-year-old trees were preferable
for planting to those of older growth.
With a tree of this age the fruit grower
was master of the situation from the
start, and could train and prune it to
suit his own ideas.
He strongly advocated a strict system
of clean cultivation in the orchard,
showing that by thoroughly and frequently working up the land during the
summer months and keeping a dust
mulch on it, the moisture was conserved
in a wonderful degree, and the orchard
became practically independent of rain
or irrigation. In the first year he
claimed that a strip 8 feet wide from
the rows of the trees should be kept
cleanly cultivated, and the intervening
space Bown in peas, oats or clover with
the idea of enriching the land by adding
humus and nitrogen to the soil. Red
clover was the orchardist's best friend.
As to spraying, a double strong bordeaux mixture should be thoroughly
applied in the fall, after which winter
prune, painting the wounds; first thing
in the spring spray with lime, sulphur
and salt; again when the buds began to
swell, with 1 lb. of arsenate of lead and
50 gallons of water; again, except apple
trees, after blossoms began to fall with
bordeaux mixture in proportions of 3
lbs. bluestone and 4 of lime, he would
Bpray the apple trees about a month
after blossoms had fallen with the same
bordeaux mixture with 1 lb. of arsenate
of lead mixed in.
SWEETS TO THE SWEET.
A box of CANDY is always a welcome
gift if it is the right sort of candy.
Every confection we handle is fresh,
pure, wholesome and delicious.
CHOQUETTE BROS.
THE UP-TO-DATE BAKERS
Baker Street Nelson, B. C.
E. W. WIDDOWSON
ASSAYER
Provincial Metallurgical Chemist
Charges: Gold, Silver, Copper or
Lead, $1 each; Gold-Silver, $1.50; Silver-Lead, $1.50; Zinc, $2; Silver-Lead-
Zinc, $3; Gild, Silver-Copper or Lead,
$2.50. Accurate assays; careful sampling and prompt attention.
P. 0. Box A1108, NELSON, B. C.
A. L. McKILLOP
ASSAYER AND CHEMIST
316J£ BAKER STREET
NELSON, B. C.
KOOTENAY
STEAM LAUNDRY
SHORT   ORDERS
A  SPECIALTY
Telephone 1-2-8 and driver will call
JOHN   BURNS
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Cabinet and Turned AVork,
Office Fittings, Sash and Dojrs.
Brick and Lime for Sale.
Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Office and Factory, Carbonate Street
Mincemeat
For the Winter Season and Christmastide.
Best in the market.     Put up 7-lb., 14-lb. and 28-lb. wooden pails.
AT  ANY   OF  OUR BRANCHES
P. BURINS 6t CO.
NELSON, B. C.
And Throughout the East and West Kootenay
WHEN IN NELSON STAY AT THE
MADDEN    HOUSE
RATES MODERATE CENTRAL LOCATION
THOS. MADDEN, Prop.
NELSON,  B. C.
Hotel  Remodelled and Newly Furnished Throughout.
Four Flats of Luxury and Solid Comfort.
Of^fice Forms
We print these so that they handle right when you use them.   Details in '
the printing make the difference.    We know and attend to these details.
UP-TO-DATE ON ALL OFFICE REQUISITES.
W.  H. JONES
Telephone 22
Corner Baker and Ward Streets
NELSON, B. C.
THOMPSON & DOUGLAS
HOUSE PAINTERS
DECORATORS and
PAPER    HANGERS
Ward Street
Near Baker
H. J. WILTON, Tailor
Ladies' and Gent's Clothes Cleaned,
Repaired and Pressed.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Clothes Called For and Delivered.
500 Josephine Street, opposite
Manhattan Hotel, Nelson, B. C.
W. G. GILLETT
Contractor and Builder
SASH   AND   DOOR  FACTORY
Turned Work and Brackets.     Coast uith and Shingles.     Store Fronts and
Office Fittings etc. a Specialty.
Estimates given on Stone, Brick and till kinds of work.    Moving and Raising
Buildings and Setting l'late Ghss—guaranteed against damage.
Cement and Lime always in stock.   Automatic Knife Grinder, all kinds of
grinding done.
Factory and Yards :   Varnoti Street, east of Hall
P.O. Box 232 Telephone 178
Lindsay's Boat Livery
British Columbia Agents for the1 Famous Peterborough Boats and Canoes.
We have them for saie or hire.   Also agents for the Leader Gasoline Engines.
We guarantee satisfaction.
P. 0. Box 34 Livery, Foot of Josephine Street THE KOOTENAY LIBERAL
C. A. BENEDICT
Fancy Biscuits
A full line of Christie's,
always fresh, also ioc packages
Cheese
Canadian        Roquefort       Swiss
Limburgher       Canadian Cream Bricks
C. A. BENEDICT
Corner Josephine and Silica Streets        Phone 7
Locals
R. M. McDonald leaves for the coast
to-night and Mrs. McDonald follows
next week.
Local merchants announce that business has been much brisker of late and
that the Christmas trade is doing well.
The inside work in the new Methodist
Church is being pushed forward and
contractor Gillett states that services
will be held in the building on Christmas day if the necessary glass for the
windows arrive.
Since his return from the coast,
mayor S. S. Taylor has definitely announced that he will leave Nelson early
next year and will proceed to the coast
where he will start a new law firm.
Much regret is expressed by the citizens
of Nelson at the announcement.
The men's meeting held in St. Paul's
Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon last was largely attended and the
very lucid and able address delivered by
principal McKay, of Westminster on
the subject "Jesus Christ and the Social
Question'' was intently listened to.
Mayor Taylor made an able chairman
and an appropriate solo was sung by
Mr. Hollo way.
Work on the new school building is
going on apace and in order to give the
contractor a chance to complete the
building by the close of the Xmas holidays the school will not close as early
this year, in all probability the closing
exercises not taking place till Xmas
eve.
The fall of snow and accompanying
cold spell this week has caused local
hockey enthusiasts and skaters in general to.get out their paraphernalia inan-
ticipation of early use.
The Empire Moving Picture Show
put on some very excellent films this
week, in addition Prudence Eden, a professional soprano, late of the Orpheum
Circuit in the United States, sang very
tastefully some splendid illustrated
songs. Miss Eden has a very pleasing
and rich voice and uses it to the best
advantage. Her singing has been
much admired and the management
is being congratulated on this splendid
acquisition to its programme. Miss
Eden also sangasleadingsoprano soloist
at Trinity Episcopal Methodist Church,
in Denver and has appeared as a soloist
at Butte, Montana, and Spokane, Wash.
The ladies of the Methodist church
gave a very successful social to the
ladies of the church last Wednesday
afternoon, there being a large attendance.
One is being made aware that Christmastide is drawing near by the fine
displays of Christmas goods being exhibited by the local merchants in their
windows.
Correspondents are invited to address
letters to the Kootenay Liberal on
matters of general local interest. We
must request, owing to shortness of
space, that correspondents make their
communications as concise as possible.
The Kootenay Liberal learns that it
was in error last week in connecting
Mr. Smith Curtis with the lead bounty
administratorship as he is not an applicant for that or any other office, but
intends to devote his time to his land
and mining interests.
The Canadian government will be
representedat the Alaska-Yukon-Paciric
Exposition to be held at Seattle from
June to October 1909. The space to be
occupied and building to be erected will
be the largest on the grounds.
Nelson is to be favored with a new
butchery enterprise which will be open-
edon Baker Street shortly.
F. J. Dean's new house on Hoover
Street is now complete and he is now
busy moving in.
If the present cold snap continues
local curlers anticipate some sport in a
day or so.
C. F. MeHardy, of McDermid and
Mel lardy, arrived back from a visit to
the prairie on Wednesday night last.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lamont left this
week for San Diego, California where
they will sojourn for'the winter. Mr.
Lopont has been in Indifflerent health
for some months past and it is hoped
that the change will bo beneficial.
The completion of the sale of the local improvement debentures ftook place
on Wednesday last. These debentures
were sold by McDermid "ami MeHardy
for 100-cents on the dollar.net in Nelson
with accrued interest and with no charges or expenses. This ia an indication
of how Nelson is regarded by eastern
financiers and it also leaves the city
free of any offerings of securities on the
market at the present time.
Ready
Made
Homes
Several 10 acre lots at Columbia
Park now ready for fall planting
$150 per Acre
§27 cash, $27 per month
no interest
WOLVERTON & CO.,
Baker Street, Nelson
To the Buying Public
of Nelson and
the Kootenay
We are prepared this year by
special arrangement to handle our
Fall and Xmas trade with greater
facility, and give our customers better value. Our stock of CUT
GLASS CHINA and SILVERWARE is better than in previous
years, and it will be advisable for
intending purchasersof DIAMONDS
to see the beautiful stock we carry
of set and unset stones. Our inducements to cash customers are worth
taking advantage of.
J, 0. Patenaude
Manufacturing Jeweler,
Watchmaker and Optician
BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C.
DON'T LET
The question of what to give for
Xmas, to this or that one worry you
and distroy your peace of mind from
now till Xmas.
Often you can't think what to get but
if you happen to see just the right fching
you recognize instantly that is just the
thing you want.
Your very best chance for seeing just
the thing is to take a look through our
store. Our variety of articles that are
suitable, or especially designed for
Xmas Gifts is so large, so beautiful, and
in many instances so inexpensive, that
you can hardly fail to' see something
that is just what you want, and your
mind is relieved of all further thought
in the matter.
W. G. THOMSON
Bookseller and Stationer
Phone 34 NELSON, B. C.
MEAGHER'S
Fall Millinery.
Magnificent Display of the Newest Ideas in French and American
Millinery.
New Fall Suits        New Coats        New Furs        New Blouses
Everything in Seasonable Goods. You are cordially invited to attend
MEAGHER & Co.
MIGHTON & CAVANAUGH
BROKERS
Drawer 1082, NELSON, B. C.
Phone 110
We will Buy from 10 to 500 B. C. Copper at $7.75 a share
Quotations received  daily from  the  principal  markets.
If you have stocks to sell communicate with us.
FOR SALE
Bear Dogs, registered pedigree ; Airedale Terrier Pups.
C. W. Mitchell
Box 92, Revelstoke, B. C.
Solid Comfort
If you want solid comfort in your home you want to try a
Coal Oil Heater
They cost only a few cents an hour, and you get results immediately.
CALL AND SP^E THEM
Nelson Hardware Company
BAKER STREET
NELSON,  B. C.
BOOTS and SHOES
We have just opened our fall and winter stock of
MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND BOYS' AND GIRLS' BOOTS AND SHOES
A full supply in all lines, including
LUMBERMEN'S, MINERS' AND   PROSPECTORS'   Leather and
Rubber Wear.    The quality is the best procurable, and includes all
best American and Canadian makes.
Our prices have been put so low that they will surprise you.
Call in and examine our stock, and  you will be convinced  that we
are offering goods unexcelled in quality and value.
THE HUDSON'S BAY STORES
Stanley and Baker Streets, Nelson, B. C.
Workmen's Tools
BRICKLAYERS     PLUMBERS     MACHINISTS
CARPENTERS TINSMITHS
STONE MASONS PLASTERERS
BLACKSMITHS,  Etc., Etc.
Are invited to examine our up-to-date stock of tools before buying elsewhere
Wood-Vallance Hardware Co,
LIMITED, NELSON, B, C.
WHOLESALE RETAIL
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