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Grand Forks, B. G, Tuesday, February JO, 1903
No. 29
Much Interest Taken in Proceedings Last Night by
the Ratepayers.
A number of citizens attended the
meeting of the Grand Forks city
oouncil last night, indicating that
interest in the city's legislative body
is increasing. ! The session was
shorter than is ordinarily the case,
and but few questions of any importance were discussed.
Mayor Burrell presided, and all
the aldermen were present.
A communicationjrprn the city
physician; in regard to the Mc-
Cutdheon dase was read. The purport of the report, was that, as Mr.
Cutcheon had been injured outside
the city, his was clearly a provincial
case, and the doctor recommended
that he be placed in Miss Rhodes'
hospital for treatment The doctor
was also of tha opinion that any
local harnesmaker could make a
contrivance which would brace the
patient's leg sufficiently to enable
him to walk after a month's treatment. The discussion which followed demonstrated that the council fully coincided with the doctor's
opinion that the case was a provincial one, and on motion of Aid.
Trotter, seconded by Aid. Gaw, the
report was adopted and the patient
Was ordered removed to the aforesaid, hospital.
J. A. Smith made an application
for the positiun as city scavenger.
The clerk explained that the city
derived no revenue from the office ;
it merely authorized the man appointed to do the work. On motion
tion of Aid. Gaw, seconded by Aid.
McLellan, Mr. Smith was-appointed
city scavenger for the present year.
The following bils were ordered
Hunter-Kendrick Co $   4 00
F. Miller         50
Hunter-Kendrick Co  15
W. K. C. Manly       5 75
H.E. Woodland      1 30
J. Taylor     13 50
G. F. Transfer Co     21 75
Boundary Iron Works         50
W. R. Megaw      1 30
Itter & Askew ,,     3 50
Evening Sun  - 7 00
Granby M., S. & P. Co  645 82
The mayor thought this would be
an opportune time to commence
work on some of the by-laws, as the
laws of the two old cities of Grand
Forks and Columbia were at variance on a great many points. The
cost of tapping water mains was instanced. In Grand Forks the cost
was $30; in Columbia $6.
Aid. McCallum gave notice that
at the next meeting he would introduce a by-law governing the procedure of the city council.
Aid. Manly wanted to know if
the dog license law was enforced.
He thought the dog population of
city exceeded the ratepayers. He
was informed that the tax on dogs—
$1 per head—had all been collected.
On motion of Aid. Cusson, seconded
by Aid. McLellan, the clerk was instructed to call for applications for
the position of poundkeeper of dogs,
cattle and horses.
The clerk read a long list of persons owing back taxes. On motion,
the clerk was ordered to give public
notice that all delinquent taxes
must be paid before the 15th day of
March, or legal steps would be
taken to collect the same.
Aid. McCallum called attention
to the fact that a city pump in the
west end of the town was out of
order. Although it was not, he
said, a matter for the council to
take cognizance of, it was the cause
of a great deal of inconvenience to a
number of citizens, and something
should be done to repair it. Aid.
Gaw said he would see that the repairs were made forthwith—and
everybody were happy.
Aid. McCallum stated that it was
the intention of the finance committee to publish quarterly financial
statement. The next statement, he
thought, would compare favorably
with the one just published.
A letter has been received by Aid.
Trotter from J. B. McArthur, K. C,
of Toronto, who was •formerly manager of the Columbia Townsite company. Mr. McArthur says: "Allow
me to offer you my congratulations
on your election. I read your speech
in a Grand Forks paper, and was
greatly pleased with it. I am glad
to sec that the moral element in both
places has asserted itself, and with a
council such as you have this year
there ought to be good progress made
towards elevating the decency and
good government of the city. It
looks as if better days were dawning
on the city, and that people living in
the place will not feel like apologising for it when they speak of it or
for it. There is unquestionably a
great future for it; and if all the de
cent people will get and keep to
gether, and work for its best advaii'
tage, in five years it will be no mean
city. You ought to have good times
this year, as soon as Hill gets at his
Phoenix branch. I read Kennedy's
interview the other day, which is
very encouraging indeed. I think
Phoenix will take a move this year,
and many of the mines will open up
in and around it. Graves' statement that the Granby will pay a
dividend will help things very much
in Boundary. The hostility in the
east to British Columbia mining has
in the past few months largely
abated, and when the Centre Star,
Le Roi and Granby pay dividends
capital will again flow westward."
Holds Its  Regular Annual
Meeting and Elects Officers for the Year.
The Grand Forks Board of Trade
held its adjourned annual meeting
at the board rooms ou Friday evening, when there was a good attendance of members.
It was decided to call a public
meeting for the purpose of forming
a local branch of the Provincial
Mining association, and a committee
was appointed to meet Mayor Bur-
reell and secure his assistance in
furthering this matter.
The board passed a resolution requesting the government to remove
the reserve from those lands in the
Boundary district which the Columbia & Western railway has not selected.
The following officers were elected
for the coming year:
President, H. S. Cayley.
1st Vice-Pres., W. K. C. Manly.
2nd Vice-Pres., Fred. Clark.
Secretary, Donald McCallum.
Treasurer, Dr. J. Westwood.
Council, K. C. McDonald, F. H.
Knight, C. A. Powell, A. Miller, P.
T. McCallum.
Little Josephine Northrop, nine
months old, has been critically ill
during the past week. Yesterday
she was slightly better, but today
her condition is again critical.
John Stillwell Clute, government
inspector of customs, who has been
confined to his room at the Hotel
Yale for more than a week, suffering from injuries received from a fal
on a slippery sidewalk, is slowly re
recovering. He has nearly recovered
from the bad effects he sustained by
the fall, but a few das ago he was
attacked by a bad case of acute
bronchitis, which still keeps him
| [J. K. Dunlop received a telegram
yesterday morning suiting that his
father, who resides in St. John, N.
B., was seriously ill and not expected to live. Mr. Dunlop left
for his father's bedside yesterday
evening over the C. P. R.
Many false rumors have recently
been circulated concerning the prevalence of diphtheria in the city.
The leading physicians, on enquiry,
say tnat the reports are absolutely
without  foundation, as  there  has
not been lately, nor is there at present, a single case of that disease
within the limits of the city.
John Trotter, the C. P. R. electrician, has been laid up with a severe attack of the grip during the
last feW days.
A merry sleighing party, composed of smelter boys and people
from the city, visited G. W. Floyd's
milk ranch the other evening, and
spent an enjoyaqle evening.
It is reported on reliable authority
that Siems & Shieldr, the Great
Northern contractors, will arrive in
Grand Forks during thc present
The smelter management commenced experimenting last night
with their tilting furnace, which until
now has lain unused at the entrance
to the converter room. This furnace
is used a repository for a reserve supply of molten matte, which while red
hot is poured into it and kept heated
until it is required for the converters,
when the needed quantity is drawn
off. Previously the matte was poured
into a pit and allowed to cool off and
harden, and when required later had
to be broken up with sledgehammers
and sent through the blast furnaces
the second time. If the present experiment proves, successful it will be
but another step in the labor-saving
system which has certainly made the
local insitution world-famous in the
matter of smelter progress.
A meeting of the Grand Forks
Iaberal association was held in the
board of trade rooms last night, bnt
on account of counter attractions this
session was short, and but little
business was transacted with thc exception of hearing the reports of the
various committees. A big meeting
of the association is being arranged
for thc near future. The date has
not yet been decided upon.  '
Grand Forks is at last to have
competition in the meat business.
Tomorrow morning Kelly Bros, will
open their shop in Cook's old store,
on the corner of Riverside and Winnipeg avenues. They will carry a
complete line of fresh and salted
Thc Great Northern is advertising
a $3.35 round-trip excursion rate to
thc Rossland carnival.
A. C. Flumerfelt, assistant to
President Miner, of the Granby Mining company, is expected here some
time during the week. He has been
in the east for several months, and
his present visit is in connection with
the contemplated additions to the
Lawyer Fred Elliott has gone on a
business trip to landon, Ont. l\\t iEtettttuj §wt.
Published Every Tuesday and Friday Evenings at Grand Forks and Columbia, B.C., by
One Year $2.001 Three Months.... $ .50
SixMonths  1.00|OneMonth 20
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices, 10 and 5 cents per line.
Address all communications to
The Evening Sun, Columbia,B. C.
mfPHONE 55.
, \	
While this reform movement is
agitating the minds of the city council—a movement which should command considerable attention, by the
way, in Grand Forks, from the un-
retrained manner in which civic pap
has been doled out to a subservient
following who render but small service to the municipality for value
received down to the penurious person who secures his water supply
from his neighbor's tap without the
city being reimbursed—it might be
wise to consider a certain matter
which interests and affects about 99
per cent of the residents of this city.
We refer to the manner in which
stove wood is delivered here.
In a community such as Grand
Forks each summer finds a goodly
number of men who, having reached
a state of financial depression, occupy themselves with cutting wood
in the summer and in the winter
following blossom out as wood deal-
era on a small scale. The ordinary
citizen is solicited for an order, and
upon the receipt of a cord of wood
from each of two dealers there will
be found, oftentimes, a difference of
from 10 to 20 feet face measure in
the two piles. And the colder the
weather thc smaller the cord.
In the cast, and probably also in
other sections of the country, a
"cord" of wood means 128 cubic
feet, and inspectors see to it that
full measure is given ; but in Grand
Forks a cord means just exactly
what the dealer cares to*deliver, and
ni) account is taken if the wood is
16 or 24 inches in length.
It might therefore be suggested
that the city council take hold of
this "burning" matter, and adopt
and enforce a standard measurement
for wood so that in buying it thc
purchaser would know just what he
was Supposed to receive, thc same as
L00 pounds of flour or 10 yards of
pale pink ribbon.
If it was further ordained that
any load of wood found short in
measure be confiscated by the city
for its own use or that of sonic deserving institution or person, as is
done elsewbere, Grand Forks people
would soon have no cause for its outspoken protest against the elasticity
of the wood measurement which at
present certainly exists.
This Popular Event Will Be
Held Thursday Night,
February 20th,
That popular and useful organization, the Grand Forks Volunter Fire
Department, will hold its fifth annual ball at Biden's opera house on
Thursday evening, 20th inst. The
receptions given by the firemen in
years past have always proven pleasant affairs, and efforts, are being
made to surpass all previous ones.
The different committees are at
wark perfecting details, and report
that excellent progress is being made.
Tucker's orchettra, of Republic, has
been engaged- which is an assurance
that the music will be first class.
The following committees have
been appointed:
Reception—Mayor Burrell, H. N.
Galer, A. E. Savage. L. A. Manly
and H. A. Sheads.
Arrangements—D. D. Munro, D.
McDallum and George O'Keefe.
Floor—R. F. Petrie, G. O'Keefe
and Harry Jackson.
Decoration—H. J. McDonald, P.
Wilmot, D. McMillan, W. Stewart
and T. Mclrityre. '"
The case against Ritchie and Russell, charged with roughly handling
one Struthers in the Owl saloon last
December, was heard before Police
Magistrate Johnson last Saturday.
Judgment was reserved until yesterday, when the magistrate imposed a
fine of $30 each on the two defendants. The case has been appealed
to the county court.
Grand Forks Hockey club chalked
team was: Cochrane, Jackson, Mitchell, Ewing, Niles, McQueen and
|McDougall. Phoenix—Meade, Stut-
zel, Clark, Lyon, Cook, Church and
Colton. Mr. Cook, of Phoenix, presided as referee.
The water pipes which run from
the pump house to the tank on the
hill back of the* Granby smelter, and
which supply the water that granulates and carries off the slag became
damaged last night about 11 o'clock,
and it vwas about four hours before
the water in the tank was sufficiently
high to resume operations. Connection was made with the new reserve
pipe line, and during the time occupied in this work the four furnaces
were "banked," and at 3 o'clock the
blast was turned on again, and everything was running at full pressure.
Today is payday for the Granby
smelfer employees.
Saturday is St. Valentine's, Day.
If no hitch occurs in arrangements
now under way, Grand Forks lovers
of good music will soon hear that
favorite English opera, "Pinafore,"
rendered by local talent. With the
number of really accomplished musicians, vocal and instrumental, tnat
Grand Forks certainly possesses, a
very attractive rendition could be
given, more especially when it is
remembered that in such airollicking
story "Pinafore" the choruses are
the chief attraction.
For a nice hair-cut or shave go to
the City Barber Shop on Riverside
avenue.    Baths 25c.
In reviewing the list of prominent
Canadian life insurance companies,
the "Imperial" of Toronto stands
out prominently on account of its
remarkably successful career. The
board of directors is composed of
up another victory to its credit on strong financiers and gentlemen of
Saturday night, when it again put it !.lai?e   experience   in the insurance
.,    „,       ' ,■'?.', I business.    This company nas noth-
overthe Phoenix team, this time to j ing but up.to-date liberal policies to
the tune of 9-1. The visitors, ac-|gell and the fact that many large
companied by a crowd of deep-voiced policies have been issued by the
rooters, came down on a special Imperial, running as high as $200,-
train, hut they weren't a factor at 000 on one single life, indicates the
.,/ ,,   ,     ,       .   class ot people who are patrons   ot
any stage of the game, the locals reel- tnis company. Mr. J. A. McCallum
ing off three goals in less than five jg agent at Columbia and Grand
minutes right at the start.   The local  Forks.
If you
read The
want all the local news,
Evening Sun.
The following table gives the
1900,  1901, 1902, 1903, and for tl
Granby Mines,Phoenix... G4,533
Snowshoe,  Phoenix        297
Brooklyn, Phoenix        150
Mother Lode, Deadwood.    5,340
Sunset, Deadwood ...'	
Morrison, Deadwood	
B, C. Mine, Summit  19,494
R. Bell, Summit	
Emma, Summit	
Winnipeg, Wellington     1,070
Golden Crown, Wellington   2,250
Athelstan, Wellington     1,200
KingSolomon, W. Copper	
No. 7 Mine, Central	
City of Paris, Central     2,000
Jewel, LongLake        1(50
Carmi, West Fork	
Providence, Providence	
Ruby, Boundary Falls	
Miscellaneous    3,230
ore shipments of Boundary mines for
ie past week: '
1901.        1902.        1908.  Past Week
231,702 309,858  32,723  7,458
1,721  20,800  5,880  1,500
99,034 141,326  12,85$  2,496
804  7,455    943
47,405 14,811       3,870         «30
650 8,530       3,870
1,040 785        	
665 482        	
350      2,175
890      ...:..
3,456 325
Total, tons.  99,730
I Granby Smelter treated,.. 62,387
bor   Union  No.   231, A.L.U.—
Meets every Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock in   Federal   Union  hall.
Thos.   Foulston,   President; John T.
Lawrence, Secretary.
Notice is hereby given that I will
apply at the next meeting of "the
Board of Licencing Commissioners to
have the retail liquor ^licence held by
me for the C. P. R. Hotel, Columbia
street, transferred to William Graham.
Chris. Rasmussen.
Columbia, B.C., Jan. 16, 1903.
Forks—J. R. Robertson, B.A., pastor.
Services evory Sunday at 11 a.m. ard 7:S0 p.
m, i Sunday school and Bible class, S p. m.;
Westminster Guild of C. E., Tuesday, I
A. G. Calder, pastor—Servioes every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school
and Bible class at 2.30 p. in.
BAPTIST CHURCH, Columbia-Rev. Ralph
Trotter, pastor; preaching; service at 11
a,in. every Sunday; Sunday sohool at I
p.m.; all are welcome.
and Fifth sts. J. F. Betts,pastor. Services
every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p.m.;
class meeting at close of morning service;
Sunday school and Bible class at 3 p. m.;
prayer meeting every Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock. The public is cordially invited.
under new management.
Mrs. Lily Rasmussen, Proprietress
Good Board and Rooms by
the day, week or month.
All Kinds of Photographic
The only place in town
where you oan buy
McCormick's Famous
Maracaibo Chocolates
Pipes, Tobaccos, Etc. \
All Leading Brands of Cigars
Phone 64 Oe0O4<>Ot)90O'O«)09<>O9f)OO«>4Q<k<
New and Second-Hand
Goods Bought and Sold
g    Cor. Bridge and Second Sts.     *
I To say that this splendid work of
science and art is finer and better
tHan ever, is stating it mildly. The
demand for it is far beyond all previous years. To say that such results, reaching through thirty
years, are not based upon,, sound
sense and usefulness, is an insult to
the intelligence of the millions.
Prof. Hicks, through his great Almanac, and his famous family and
scientific journal, Word and Works,
is doing a work for the whole people
not approached by any other man
or publication. A fair test will prove
this to any-reasonable person. Added
to the most luminous course in
astronomy for 1903, forecasts of
storms and weather are given as
never before, for every day in the
year, all charmingly illustrated with
nearly two hundred engravings.
The price of single Almanac, including postage and mailing, is thirty
cents. Word and Works with the
Almanac is $1.00 a year. Write to
Word and Works Publishing Co.
2201 Locust Street, St. Louis, Mo.
and prove to yourself their great
The Evening Sun joUdepartment
is the best equipped in the Boundary for printing neat pamphlets
and price lists. Our material is
new.    A new broom sweeps clean.
Over the sun-burned, sage brush
and alkali plains, when you may
just as well take a delightful, cool
and comfortable ride through the
heart of the Rocky Mountains in
view of the grandest scenery on the
American continent?
Tbis you can do by travelling on
the Rio Grande system, the far-
famed "Scenic Line of the World,"
the only transcontinental line passing through Salt Lake City, (Hen-
wood Springs, Leadville, Colorado
Springs and Denver enroute to eastern points.
Three daily express trains make
dose connections with all trains east
and west, and afford a choice of five
distinct routes of travel. The equipment of these trains is the best, including free reclining chair cars,
standard and tourist sleepers, a (per-
led dining car service, anil also
personally conducted excursion cars,
each in charge of a competent guide,
whose business is to look after the
comfort of his guests. No more
pleasant and inexpensive means of
crossing the continent can be found
than is provided by these excursions.
For additional details address J.
I). Mansfield, Gen. Agt.., Rio Grande
Lines, No. 124 Third Streat, Portland, Ore.
The Grand Forks hotel, the oldest
hotel in the city, has a capacity
for 70 people. Everything up to
date.    Hates, Hand $1.50 per day.
Mining and   Real
Estate Dealers
Lots Fob Sale in All
Parts oe the City.
Choicb Garden Eands
at Low Prices.     v
The Windsor
Urand Forks, B. C.
Only the beat
N.    Taylor,    Prop.
Rose Hill Dairy
Milk and Cream
Delivered to all parts of
Grand Forks and Columbia.
Attended to.
PHONE   Clod y
The Electric Lighting System of the City of Columbia has been completed.
All persons who wish to
have their residences or
places of business wired
preparatory to installing
the light, should leave orders with
P.   D.  McDonald
A familiar name for the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railwuy, known
all over the Union as the great railway running the "Pioneer Limited"
trains every day and night between St.
Panl and Chicago, and Omaha and
Chcago. "The only perfect trains in
the world." Understand: Connections are mada With All Transconti
nental Lines, assuring to passengers
the best service known. Luxurious
coaches, electric lights, steam heat, of
a verity equaled by no other line.
See that your ticket reads via "xne
Milwaukee" when going to any point
in the United States or Canada. All
ticket agents sell them.
For rates, pamphlets or   other   information, address
H. L Ford, H. S. Rowe,
Trav. Pass. Agt.,      Gen. Agent,
..; Spokane, Wash.    Portland, Ore.
Pacific Hotel
Opposite C.P. B. Station,
Phone 69.
*      PLUMBER
Jobbing Promptly
Attended to.
Thos. H.  Ingram
Hooks of Firms and Corporations
Audited and Reports Made.
Box 22 Columbia, B. C,
In reviewing the list of prominent
Canadian life insurance companies,
the "Imperial" of Toronto stands
out prominently on account of its
remarkably successful career. The
board of directors is composed of
strong financiers and gentlemen of
large experience in the insurance
business. This company nas nothing but up-to-date liberal policies to
sell, and the fact that many large
policies have been issued by the
Imperial, running as high as $200,-
000 on one single life, indicates the
class of people who are patrons of
this company. Mr. J. A. McCallum
is agent at Columbia and Grand
— j)
S. F. Parrish, manager of the B.
C. mine,,Summit camp, near Greenwood, owned by the British Columbia Chartered company of Montreal,
Quebec, has been appointed general
manager of the Le Roi mine at Rossland and of the Le Roi company's
smelter. Mr. Parrish has had
many years of mining experience.
For about 24 years he mined in
Colorado, and fourteen years were
spent about Leadville in charge of
the various work, among the more
important of which'were the Chrysolite Silver Mining company and
the Yak Mining, Milling & Twinel
company's mines. About three
years ago he came to the Boundary
as manager of the B. C., which was
the first mine in the district to ship
ore in quantity. It since has
shipped about 90,000 tons of pre,
averaging about 6 per cent copper.
Last year Mr. Parrish" was also connected with the Payne mine, in the
Slocan, in the capacity of consult-
ng engineer. He will leave for
Rossland this week to enter upon
his new duties. For the time being he will continue as well to act
as manager of the B. C., visiting the
mine whenever necessary.
Several cars of machinery for the
Granby mines, consisting of parts of
the new 60-drill electrically driven
air compressor ordered last May,
have arrived and been unloaded at
the new compressor house in Phoenix. The new plant is'now all on
the ground with the exception of
one car of small parts. The selling
company's erecting agent will soon
be in Phoenix and proceed with the
finishing of installing the big plant.
The two 700 horse power electrii
motors, by which it will be driven. I
the power being furnished from
Cascade, will not be shipped from
Pittsburg for a month or two yet,
owing to the rush of orders then,
so that the utilization of the plant
by the mining company will be
somewhat delayed beyond the date
Last week three shifts of machines
were pnt on in Jthe Old Ironsides
mine, and on Wednesday three
shifts of muckers were put at work
in the Knob Hill. The additional
men are necessitated by the increased ore output.
Machinery for the 20-stamp mill
for the Nickel Plate mine, Camp
Hedley, is being hauled from Pen-
ticton. Thc foundations for thc
mill have lieen completed by J. A.
Munson, the contractor.
No shipments were made from
the Emma mine last week, but they
will be resumed shortly, probably
to the Granby smelter.
About 40 men are reported as
working on the general high-grade
properties around Greenwood.
The Boundary ore shipments for
the month of January amounted, to
52,988 tons.
Fresh Groceries
A Large 'Shipment of Fancy and Staple Groceries has just been received. Quality the
best. Prices the Lowest. Goods.delivered
to all parts ofthe city.
RING Un    1ft THE OLD
NO. 30
Don't Forget the Place,
Pure Drugs
Prescriptions Carefully
Fraser Drug Co., Druggists
Epps' Cocoa
The Most
Grateful-Comforting   Breakfaat-Supper
PHbNfi «4
Good Dry Wood Delivered to
Any Part of the City.
Clarendon Restaurant
Klondike pool table.   Only one
in city.   Grand Forks hotel.
Miss Ida Tenkate, Prop.
First-Class- Board and Neatly
Furnished Rooms at
Moderate Prices.
Cafe—Riverside and Bridgt
Hotel—Riverside Avenue
Under One Management.


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