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The Evening Sun
Vol. i
MINER
j GRAND FORKS (
(COLUMBIA,    -     i
FEBRUARY 3, 1903.
No. 76
DIRECT FROM TBE BATTLEFIELD
The following extracts are from a
letter written by Trooper Thomas Anderson who is now a Corporal in the
South Africa Constabulary and is a
brother of Josh Anderson of this city.
The letter was received by another of
Mr. Anderson's brothers in Manitoba
who reforwarded to bim, and he has
been kind enough to allow the publication of tbe same. Jt will make interesting reading for those who personally knew tbe young soldier, as
well as many in this community that
know of him.
REIT Poort, Orange River Colony,
South Africa, Nov. io, 1901.
Drar Wm-
1 received your long and much appreciated letter dated September 21st.
You have no idea how a fellow enjoys .
a letter  out here  when   he has been
treking   ahout   the   Veldt  and   sees
nothing but  the   same   fellows every
day with the exception   of the Boers.
We are patroling  up near Kimberly
and along the Modeler riv.tr, and have '
some hot skirmishes, losing quite aj
few of our own N>ys,    but we have
moved to the northeast ol Blocmfon- 1
tien, just a few miles from the Basuto-:
l»nd border and   .here are plenty of j
Boeis n round here. We are holding a]
place along the trail  where  the convoys pass with provisions.   We are expecting an attack at bny  lime as it is
reported   there   are    two    thousand
marching our  waj. If their column
strike us they will make  us go some
as we only have 600 men- here, anil all
excepting our troop of 100 strong are
Tommies. lam iu charge of tbe native
scouts and a squad of our own  meu,
and am getting it pretty tough  with
aight and day work.   The Captain always grts me  to  take   what  men I
want, and do the night scouting;  it is
dangerous, but a fellow does not care
much what happens him out here. We
got into a hot box the other morning
about daylight,  when    the   Captain
sent me w'th my squad to capture a
Boer outpost, and during the fighting
three of us were surrounded on a kop-
jie, the Boers being within  ten yards
ofut,   sending bullets at the stones
around   which we had taken cover;
lucky for us they  are poor shots at
close rauge, when we raised our rifles
about 20 would be leveled at us.it was
Dick Muir  and Claud   Young   who
were with me.   I put my head out to
take a shot and a fellow saw me, we
drew on each other, his bullet struck
a stoue at my elbow, knocking a sliver into my   arm.   My  bullet   caught
him in  the shoulder.   Dick raised up
to take a shot and received two bullets,
one in each arm.   It made me so hat
to see poor Dick shot, that I put out
my rifle a.;d shot  the devil  through
the eye.  They sent a volley of bullets
at me then, but thev only shattered
the stones ahead of me.   All the time
they kept shouting  hands  up, but I
knew   what   that   meant,   when   we
would stand up tbey would shoot us
down like dogs, as they are doing
rigbt along. So I kept shouting, give
them h— 1! If they had known there
were only three of us, they would
have rusheu us aud all would have
been up but thank the Lord our troops
were coming at full speed, and tbey
had to retreat, not without our having
killed four and wounding twelve, be- i
aides capturing some horses and sad- i
dies. I cannot describe our fighting j
on paper old boy. but hope if the Lord j
is willing I will be able to tell you of \
some interesting little scraps with the
Boers. They told us we were coming
out just when the nVhting was over,
but I think our troop have seen as
much fighting if uot more, than any
of the Canadians that were here before us. I am glad we did uot go up to
the Transvaal, as most of the S. A. C.
men were stationed at one place there
and have been kept with the same
uniforms as what they left Ottawa in
viz. tukes air overalls. We are pretty well su| plied with clothes when
they bring our kit baas along, but
they are in Bloemfon'ien at present
and we have been two months without a change, and if we don't soon
change, our uniforms will be marching away without us. That and the
grub aie two o.' the lur lest things to
stand.
If we ever pull through we ought to
be good and tough, or entirely broken
down. In spite of misery some night
when the rain is pouring down, it
would make you laugh to hear the
boys. You would hear one fay.
"What iu Sam Hill did I ever enlist
for,'1 and another would say, 'Well,
boys, don't you wish you were sleeping in a good bed iu old Canada tonight?'' Another says "By tjum, I
will get out of lb s blankety-blank
country before three months," and
still another would be cursing about
the rai 1 coming in on him, etc., etc.
It is amusing to see some of the boys
here with the Pom Pom and Mauser
rifle fever; they would d > anything
around the camp or hospital sooner
than go out on the field. Some play-
sick, but if they are caught shamming they are liable to go down on
the breakwater in Cape Town for six
I months or a year.
You say you have built a skating
rink. I only wish I were with you to
do some skating, old 11 an. lam not
stuck on this country, although I
think if the war was only over it
wcuid he a fine country, but the Lord
only knows when that will be. I
think the casualties have been heavier
on the Hritish side side since Kitch-
I ener's last procla . aiioii was issued,
The Boers are treating our fellows
brutally, shooting them with their
hands up; in fact, they will walk light
up to men that have thrown up their
bands and shoot them like dogs, I
calculate they will have to catch me
! when mv horse is down and I have no
The New
WINNIPEG
HOTEL
|J.H.MURRAY,Prop
H
a
RATES
12.50
Per Day.
J
Fifty Cents   Per   Week.
Under this head, lost, found, for sale,
to rent and wanted notices of not more
than five lines this type, will be inserted
one week for 50c.
Spokane Northern, Western (Jnlou Tela-
graph, and Great Northern raitway offices have been moved from the Yale building to the oorner of Bridge and First sts.,
Miner Business Directory
Under this head two lines in this type,
giving name, business and location, will
be inserted for 50c per month.
[Winnipeg Ave. J
GRAND FORKS, Ml
Special Rate b.y W°:f k.
Baths,
Electric Lights
and Bells.
Special Attention pmd
to Commercial Men
Clothes Cleaned and Pressed.
IF you want your clothes cleaned or
renovated aud pressed go to Mrs. L. W
Johnson, cor. Riverside ave. and Main it
1 I CAN make your old clothes almost as
good as new, by cleaning, mending and
pressing them. Mrs. Jennie Carter, Co-
lumbla, B. C.
Real Estate and'Mining Brokers.
T. ALPKKD KBNNION,   mining;and real
estate, cor. Bridge and First, phone 65..'
Druggists.
H.E.WOODLAND & CO. druggists and sta
tioners, cor. Bridge and 2d sts. 'phona li
Photographic supplies a specialty,
Hotels.
PACIFIC HOTEL, op7. C.P.Ri.tation.Co-
lumbia, J. Mcintosh.   'Phone 59.
Ba-nsters and Notaries,
CLEMENT & SPENCE, ^Barristers, notaries, etc., Grand Forks A Columbia, B.C.
'Miscellaneous
Employment and information bureau, O
K.messenger service,BrldgeAlst. 'phone 6i
McCAMMON
and BOWELL,
AND UNDERTAKERS.
Grand Forks,  -  -  B. C,
Ooutlnued on Second Page.
0. S. WALKER & CO.
DDALERS IN
Clothing, Gent's  Furnish-
'    ings,  Hats. Caps. Etc., Etc.
Having moved> our large stock of goods from
Phoenix to C/rand Forks, we now offer our
different lines at a small margin above
cost in order to get some more room.   '
s   Get Our Prices
and See Our Stock
BRIDQB   STREET
GRAND  FORKS, B.C. .. THE EVENING SUN.
H. S. TURNER.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1902
The business office of The Evening
Sud is located at present in Columbia,
whore all wmespondenee with it, and
exchanges should be addressed.
This morning about 2 o'clock a O.
P. R. train pulled into the yards at
Columbia with two new locomotives
in its makeup. They are' numbered
2 and 3 and designed for use on the
Hot Air line between here and Republic. They are from the shops of
the Leigh High & Hudson River railway company,at Warwick, New York,
and were accompanied across the continent by M. J. Barry, who was commissioned to deliver them at this
point. They are of the style kuovn
as the "Mogul," having six drive-
wheels and weighing about 100 tons
each on the ra'ls ready for business.
The six drive-wheels give a rail surface that enables these locomotives
to haul heavy trains on grades without
sliding. By the time the rails are all
down between here and Republic the
R. & G. F. Railway company will be
prepared to begin hauling ore, as the
ore cars are already on hand.
we get into a tcjwn we put on the bum.
We were at a tHeatre in Bloemfonteiu,
and had a high old time. You will be
having lota of show there now, and we
are getting it hotter all the time. The
orchards are :all lade., with green
fruit now, and we are anxionsly waiting f«u it t ripen. I guess we will
have to make our Christmas dinner o .
that and hardtack. I must close now,
wishing you aruerry Christmas and a
happy New Vear. (Jo d-hye, old
man.   Yours,: Tom.
The Rossland people have started a
n.ovemeut to erect a monument to the
memory of the late Rev. H. W. Irwin
A committee has been appointed to
s diet Subscriptions for that purpose!
whichhas sent out subscriptions!
blanks to all towns in the Boundary
an I Kooteuays to give all an' opportunity to contribute to the fund. A
blank may lie found in the post
office at Columbia. Let us rear to the
memory of "Father Pat' a monument
befitting this soul so generoas and
self sacrificing while in the fle~li and a
co-labdrar with us.
The liquor dealers in Manitoba are
considerably disturbed by a prop >ei-
11011 advanced by the temperance
forces of the province to have the legislature provide for a plabiscite on
prohibition. Honorable George W.
Ross has announced iu the legislature
that a bill regarding the sale of intoxicating liquors would be introduced
timing the latter part of this week
DIRECT FROM THE BATTLEFIELD
Continued from First Page.
more ammunition for my rifle and revolver. Some of the boys have tried to
buv themselves out, but they cannot,
for love or money, ae long as the war
lasts. As far as 1 am concerned, I
have made up my mind, and it doesn't
I other me much. You ask me what
my pay is. Well, as first-class trooper
I receive 7s a day, and as corporal I
receive 7s 6d They keep us out of
towns as much as   possible, as when
1     LOCAL NEWS.     1
Rev. Robertson returned from Nelson by this aftern ion's train, and Rev.
Robb came up from Cascade to assist
Rev. Betts in special meetings now in
progress at the Methodist church.
The youny Indies who won the lour
highest numbers in the word contest
last week are requested to call at Hod-
son's store and get their prizes.
The Granby smelter was obliged to
close down Saturday night owing to
difficulty arising from the accumulation of ice in the flume. The works
will remain closed for a week, during
the making of repairs to the flu'iie.
(i.eenwood Typographical Union
No, 358, h-ld its regular monthly
meeting in the News office Feb. 2,
1902 The following offices Tor the
current year were installed: P.e-i-
deiit, Fred (trant; Vice-prd-i lent,
Arthur Hill; Sec-Treas., J. L. Meikle;
execntive committee: Arthur Hill,
Gus Evans, J. O. Fletcher and H. S.
Turner. Nominations for I. T. U.
were made. The typos present wer;:
Grant, Hill, Pierre. Fletcher, Meikle,
Hall, Evans, McCaiter, Turner. The
next meeting will be held in Pnne-
nix,  ill (the Pioneer  office, March 2.
Tho regular meeting of the Ladie's
Aid soci ety will meet at the ho lie of
Mrs. 'union, Wednesday alternoon
at 2:3//    '
TorOntOj Feb. 1. —It is now expected that the Ontario elections will not
be held until at-plember, so as to allow Premier Ross to attend the corc-
nutioii ceremonies in June.
Tilsonburg, Ont. Jan. 31. -E D.Wilson, postmaster and head ol the Wilson Company, Limited, died today.
Winnipeg, Jan. 31.—Canadian Pacific land sales for the mouth of January, 1902, just closed., were 109,846
acres for $347,761. Sales for the same
month in i9oi, were 27,928 acres for
$86,752.
The sum of nearly three million
krono—($840,000)—was sent by postal orders from persons in the United
States to friends in Norway during
the ye«r 19''I
Winnipeg, Jan. 31.—Manitoba land
sales continue to  increase  in  spite of
increase of fifi ■ cents per acre in price
recently made. ' Most of the sales are
made to settlers.
Montrv-al, >eb. 1.—James Cochrane
was elected mayor yesterday by a majority of 967 votes. It is to be contested on the ground that Prefon-
taine's retirement from the fight was
illegal. A big legal fight appears to
be in prospect.
We Can Do Your Jib Printing.
The Job Department of The Evening Hun is now prepared to turn out
printing in ntyle and quality equal to
the best. Give us a trial as we are
sure we can suit you.
School Janitok Wanted. — Applications for janitor of the Columbia school
for 1902 will be received by the undersigned until 8 p. 111., Keb. 11th. Particulars
01 duties required can be obtained of
any of the trustees. All applications must
be sealed and marked "Application for
Janitor."
Columbia, Feb. 1, h%2.
Vv.L. WBLLS,
Sec. Board School Trustees of Columbia
Advertise in the  Evening Sun.
pays.
It
For a nice hair cut or shave go to
the City Barber shop on Riverside av
enue.   Baths 25c.
SPECIAL PRICES
CANDIES
EVERY SATURDAY
DONALDSON'S
FINEST APPLES IN TOWN
Call and bo convinced.
We  make  a Specialty   of  Fruits and
Candies. ,
Large assortment of Pipes, Cigars, Tobaccos, etc.
Agent for
liANONG'S FRUIT CHOCOLATE
ONLY ONE
Could win the prize ham, but, every
one may buy one of the same firm.
KEX BRAND HAMS
Bacon, Lard and  Canned  Goods
are guaranteed  E f ER Y  TIME.
WHOLESAI E AGENTS. .
The Ingram=riuir Company
Your Prescription
Druggists
Chemists.
And any other wants in the
DRUG LIKE will be carefully attended to Jay   .   .   .
H.IE. Woodland & Co.
~J. R. Wright-
.. JEWELER..
Repairing of all kind
Promptly done.
ALSO A FULL
LINK OF
STATIONERY
KEPT   IN   STOCK
Columbia ave., Columbia, B. C.
FRANK   MILLER
GENERAL TRANSFER AND DRAYAGE
Good Dry Wood delivered to any part of tbe city   'Phone 64.
Grand Forks and Columbia, 6, C,
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COLUMBIA, B. C.
Situation,
Environments
Resources.
and
VJ
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The-fiity of Columbia 's situated
near the junction of the North Porks
of the Kettle river with the main Kettle river, and is distant aliont 800
miles east of Vancouver.
The natural situation of the oity for
beauty is not excelled in Amerlea. A
verdure-clad and flower-bespaugled
rolling prairie, traversed l>v a river of
bright, sparkling water, fringed with
forest trees and surrounded by mountains, forfftfng a charming combination of pietiiresnuesuoss and grandeur
The Columbia & Western railway,
which was constructed b.v the Canadian Pacific Railway bo noa iv, has its
station, freight warehouse nil'yards
in the center  of  Columbia,   and the
Vancouver, Victor .a & Eastern Bail-
way company, has located' its depot,
freight sheds ai|d yards along the east
line of tha corporation, thus giving
the oity connections with two transcontinental lines.
The Canadian Pacifie railway oom-
pa'uy has Urge interests in  the  city,
havingselected the site on aooount of
tha superior natural advantages as a
■ railway centre.
The climate, taken all the year
around,'is the best iu Canada—part of
the summer is rather hot aud dry, but
the port of the year is enjoyable.
T'.ir >'i rhout tin Kettle River valley
there is an extent -if fertile agricultural laud, part of which- is now be-.
iuA" cultivated.
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Apples, plums;, pears, prunes, cherries and all the small fruits grow
abundantly: -Thevalley surrounding
Columbia, divided, into small fruit and
vegetable farms, will sustain a large
.population. '     ■ ■   •*- ;-   • '■'•
Building material is plentiful in the
district. Lumber can be procured at
fail: prices, and brick lime and stone
of gOo:l quality can always I>b obtained when required.
The mining interests are of the first
importance to this country, and will
do muoh to build up Columbia. Large
mineral lo:les have beea discovered
tlirou,'! the mountains adjacent to
the oity, an 1 what were mere pros-
■oect,s a short timesin-tje are now large
paying mines'. ' "
'. tO    ;-  ,(•
Water i3 supplied the. city by pumping from a beautiful spring of ,excep-
tional.purity, capable of supplying a
cit.y of 50,000 inhabitants.
The Granby smelter and converter
---the most modern and perfect plant
of the kind in America—-employing
hundreds of men, Is coiitiguoiis to the
city,
Owing to the fine climate, the central situation, the beautible environments, the bright prospects for future
growth aud prosperity, Columbia will
be an educational centre, a cfty of
homes, as well as a wholesale distributing point; and when finally allied
aud wedded to her sister sister, will he
the best and largest city in the interior.
THE   LOCATION    OF   THE
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IN   THE
Van Ness
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MsMWIMiMWMMI —■ m
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Assures a  Rapid  Raise in the Values of all   COLUMBIA LOTS
Buy While They Are Cheap
MMM gnMRMMHS
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GRAND F0RK5 TOWNSITE GO.
T.' W,  HOLLAND,   Managing  Director. TRAVEL  DURING  WINTER SEASON
The journey to the East via Salt
Lake City and along the shores of the
Great Salt Lake through beautilul
Glenwood, Colorado Springe and Denver ia one of uninterrupted delight in
winter as well as summer. In fact,
the winter Mason adds but a new
grandeur aud charm to the travel
scenes, and infuses an element ot variety and beauty to the unsurpassable
wonders along the Bio Orande Western, and Denver & Rio Grande lines.
Through Sleeping and Dining Car
service. Personally conducted weekly excursions. For ratesjor information apply to J. D. Mansfield, General
Agent, 124 Third St., Portland; or
Geo, W. Heintz, Assistant General
PaiiSMHger Agent, Salt Lakh City.
PRIVATE BILL NOTICE
11
Grand Forks Mails.
MAILS CLOU
AT OFFICE
MAILS DUE
!AT OHIO!
Rosstaiid.Spokaue, Nelson,Marcus, Cascade,
Kobson, all p'ts Crows-
2:40 p.m. Neat Ky, Revelstuke 2:30 p.m.
Vaucouver.Victorla.all
points 011 Canadian Pacific Rellway.
Columbia, Phoenix,
KnoltjGreenwood. Alicl-
I: 41 p.'m. way, Peiitlcton.Repiih- 4:20 p.m.
lie, Curlew, Bolster, all
.Reservation points.
Offl/eopmi daily from 8 :30 to «:»i p. in.
.Sundays •xcepted). vlonev orders Issued
to nil parts, and Savings Banks deposits
r • ••ived, 3 per cent Interest allowed. Registered mail closes one half hour previous to tin time for closing ordinary mails
(ihO. H. HULL, Postmaster.
OTICK IS, HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT
the nex tsesslon >f the Leg-illative
Assembly of British Columbia application will be made on behalf of
the Corporation of the City of Grand
Fork* and the Corporation of the City
ot Columbia, British Columbia, pursuant to resolutions pasted by tbe municipal councils of the said eitlea on the fifteenth and thirteenth days of August
last, respectively, and approved by the
electors at a poll taken the 28th day of
August last, for an act to amalgamate
and incorporate the said oities as one eity
municipality uuder the name ot "The
Corporation lot the City of Miner." with
all the rights and powers held by either
aud with all the rights and powers conferred by any statute on oity municipalities within British Columbia; and to vest
in the new oity all the assets of both the
said oities; and to validate certain bylaws
of the said cities; to validate all general
debentures of both the said oities [whether already issued or hereafter to be issued In pursuance of the said resolutions)
and charge same on an equal footing as
vaitd and subsisting debentures of the
new oity: and authorise and legalise certain expenditures; and to contain other
special provisions in accordance with the
said resolutions.
Dated the 14th day of October, 1901.
ERNEST MILLER,
Solicitor for the city of Grand Eorks.
CLEMENT oV SPENCE,
Solicitors for -he city of Columbia.
1 ——*—————
Hay, McCallum & Wright.
MINING AND REAL ESTATE
O PIAI.EHS O
P
ACIF1C HOTEL
JOHN HAVBRTY, Proprietor
First-Qass Board and Rooms.   Rates per Week,
$8 and $lo, According to Room.
Oppostitai C.P.R. Station
Columbia, B. C.
J. H. HODSON,
DEALER IN
GENERAL
MERCHANDISE
Financial and Insurance
AGF.NTS.
Good Quality, Fair Measure and Reasonable
Prices.
Orders Promptly Delivered. 'Phone SO.
COLUMBIA STREET,
COLUMBIA, B. C.
1
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and socially. A NEWSPAPER
of GENERAL CIRCULATION,
containing the latest news of the
world, is equally necessary to
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SPOKESMAN-SEVIEW will
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' the world, its matter including information on policies, commerce,
agriculture, mining, literature, as
well as the local happenings in
the states of Montana, Oregon,
Idaho, Washington, and the province of British Columbia. In addition, its columns for women, its
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"Puzzle Problems" combine to
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perhaps you have something to sell—a farm,
a team, tsrm machinery. You may wish to
buy something. The best possible way to communicate with people who wish to buy or sell
Is by Inserting % small advertisement In the
Bpokesman-Rsvtew. The price Is the same In
the dally and the Twlce-a-Weelc.
IT DOESN'T COST MUCH-
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If you wish to reach basinets men sad newcomers, use the DAILY. Farmers, stockman,
lumbermen and miners take the TWICB-A-
WBEK.
ttf Lots for sale in all Hurts of the
city. Choice sfui'ilen IiiikI. at rpusonahle
prices.
Money to L«>nn.
C<    1^. \|HIA,   H    C.
JACK COX
CABBIES ONLY TUB  BEST
WINKS, I IQliOHS ANh CUiAHS.
The Windsor
ORAM) KORKS.
Model
Bakery
Bridge.St.
GRAM D FORKS.
IN 0 W is the time to order
YOUR FRUIT CAKE
Mince Pies, Cakes,
Doughnuts,
Fresh Candies, etc.
At Model Bakery
W. F. Stuart
Your
Stationery
Your
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Abroad
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PROPRIETOR.
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to reflect old idea a : you want It up>
to-date    There  is a certain  desire
for the antique, but It should be up.to.
now in execution.
Our printing reflects the
present times, with the
best ideas of past ages.
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