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The Evening Sun Aug 15, 1902

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VOL. 11
NO. 182
Following are the a'ldresses presented
to Hon. E. G. Prior minister of mines,
last Tuesday,by the various citizens' committees:
Hon. Col. E. G. Prior, Minister of Mines
—Sir: We have the honor as a board of
trade and as citizens and residents of
this city and district to address you on
this your first official visit to our district. We desire, shortly and pointedly,
to bring to your notice what we consider
should be done by the government of this
province in regard to mining. Every
business and industry outside of mining
in tliis section depends wholly on the development of our mineral resources,
which in the Boundary are becoming
Vary large. \Ve»are sorry to see that the
district tius not been developed as fast as
it might have. We will not touch on
minor matters affecting mining, but will
point out that the taxation of the mines
and the uncertainty of the supply of coal
aud coke are two things that are affecting it adversely at the present time. If
these obstables are removed we feel that
it will give increased protection to capital already invested and be the means of
encouraging new operations by  outside
We think that If the mines were freed
altogether of every vestige of taxation
thnt the revenue of the province Would be
made up in increased taxes derived from
other sources which are familiar to you.
Mining is the fountain of every Industry
iu eastern British Columbia, aud to tax
it retards the development of tie entire
di trict known as the Kooteiays and
Vale, not forgetting those districts in the
prospective stage, such as the Similkameen, where large deposits of minerals
have been proved under great difficulties
to exist, and which only await transportation to bring them to the notice of the
I .vesting milling world. What we term
' mining world is the country to the south
of us (the United States), Eastern Canada
and lireat Britain. If mining in British
Coliimbiu is encoiiraged and thrown open
to the world capital will come iu if assured that no restrictions will be placed
« i It, and tbat it will receive protection.
It seems to Us that if the government
would exercise as much cure iu the col-
Uoti in of revenue from other sources as
it dues iu connection with mining,
the present objectionable taxes ou mining could be taken off without affecting
th. revenue to any appreciable extent:
we refer more particularly to the taxation of wild lands, personal property and
income taxes. It has been proved thut a
new milling camp will pay more revenue
for mining receipts, liquor licences and
poll tax than a settlement twenty times
the population devoted to any other pursuit or occupation, such as agriculture,
etc., and it will continue to do so. We
have only to point to the Mining districts
to prove our assertion.
We heartily endorse the resolutions re
mines and mineral passed hy the Associated Hoards of Trade of   Eastern  British
regard to this subject. Although this
particular district has been treated well
—as well as possible by existing companies and circumstances—yet there
seems no provision or remedy to cover a
scarcity of fuel incident to strikes or accidents at the mines uow operated iu East
Kootenay. We hope that you and your
government will press upon the Dominion government the necessity of throw-'
Ing open their ooal lands, either to companies who will work them, or operate
them as government mines. Competition
in production and transportation will
stimulate the development of this great
commonwealth known as Eastern British
Columbia. It is not out of place to mention here that if railway construction is
pursued to the camp known as Franklin
Camp, 60 miles north of Grand Forks,
coal fields can be opened up in that camp,
and if the Coast-Kooteuay railway is
built we can secure good coking coal from
the Similkameen district.
We endorse the resolution of the aforementioned convention In regard to royalty of timber for mines.
With increased effort and help of the
government we will have competition in
railways in the Boundary. Our ores are
low-grade and we must have low freight
rates. We have the natural site here to
mix ores and coke aud turn out the finished products, and we must smelt or mix
as cheaply as possible In order to sell our
products at a profit; and we trust that as
long as you are minister of mines and a
member of the government that you will
continue to try and foster and aid the
mining industry and all matters pertaining to it. With Increased mining activity
the revenue will exceed expenditure; and
to bring this activity, a fostering policy
must be pursued.
. We trust that you and the various officials aud members of the government
will visit us more often than in the past,
so that personal inspection can be made
of the development and wants of Eastern
British Columbia.
From your expressions made during
your tour, we believe that the matters we
have herein set forth will receive your
personal attention, and that you Will lay
them plainly before your colleagues and
members of the legislature.
! We havethe honor to be, sir,your obedient servants,
Lloyd A. Manly,
li BO. A. Fkaseh,
Fhank Skakh,
Comm ittec.
The Hon. E. G. Prior, Minister of Mine-
and Member of the Council of Public Instruction—Deur Sir: We beg to submit
to you the following report of the cost of
building und equipping the Grand Forks
public school, together with amounts received from various sources towards defraying such expenses, trusting that after
your perusal of this report you will see
that our claim upon the government for
a further gran* is most just, and that you
will bring before, and support our claim
in, tl,e house, or ut the council of public
Clarendon Restaurant
IDA TENKATB. Propretress
Pirst'Class Board and Neatly
Furnished Rooms at
Moderate Prices.
Under One Management
Locations—Cafe:   Riverside and Bridge
Hotel:   Riverside Avenue
For a nice haircut or shave no to
the City Barber shop on Riverside avenue.   Baths 2~iC
Spring Chickens wanted at the
Clarendon Rrsttturanr
Klondike pool table.    Only
the city.   Grand Forks Hotel.
The "Columbia," "Perfect" and
Cleveland bicycles, all top-notchers.
Wheel supplies of all kinds. Repairing. Wheels to rent. —CEO. ChapplE.
i pposite Post Office.
We have certainly, without dispute,
the hist brandr of Liquors in tbe city.
Ask your friend.    Grand Forks Hotel.
The only place in tow
where you can buy
Forks—J. R. Robertson, B.A., pastor,
services every Sunday at 11 a.m. ard 1:30
p.m.; Sunday schooi and Bible class, 2 p.
m.; Y. P. M., Tuesday, 8 p.m.
J. A. G. Calder, pastor—Services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:90 p.m.; Sunday
school and Bible class at 2.30 p. m.
BAPTIST CHURCH, Columbia - Rev.
Ralph Trotter, pastor; preaching service at 11 a,in. every Sunday; Sunday
school at 3 p.m.; all are welcome.
Main and Fifth streets—J. P. Betts, pas'
tor: services every Sunday at 11 a.m.
and 1.30 p.m.: ciass meeting <tt 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.
Ganong's Noted
McCormick's Famous
Maracaibo Chocolates
Pipes, Tobacco*, Etc.
All Leading Brands ol Cigars
hone 64
Pox 22
Box 25
Grand Forks
Amount   paid   for   site
ami building $19,011 41
Columbia, held Feb. AStli to 28th, at Kaslo | Ami. paid for furniture.      T.i.1 20
(copy annexe I), except as to the means of
The . ..
lngram=riuir Company
Wholesale   Grocers
frXnkm il l er
Good Dry Wood delivered to any part of the city
ratsi'ig IIIjreaned revenue, recommended
under the head of "Taxation of Mines."
To tax a mine under the present system
is as unfair us to tax payrolls paid by
sawmill*, canneries,foundries, etc,or tbe
freight and wages paid by a merchant.
We regret that the "Mineral Act" Is
changed so often. 1 hese changes are a
great contrast to the laws of the United
States, under which mining is so satisfactorily carried on.
We  heartily endorse the   resolutions J
passed by the convention above named In
Received from Provincial government $ 8,000 00
Received from sale of
$12,1100 school debentures   10,800 00
$19,801) 87
Phone 64
-$16,800 00
Deficit $ 3,005 87
Estimated cost of grading, fencing, further equipping aud
completing school and grounds   3.000 00
Amount required to clear debt
and com plete school    $ 6,005 87
And  inasmuch as we have received a
grant of  $6000 towards au expenditure
of $22,805.87, and whereas other oities have
Continued on Fourth' Page.
Grand Forks and Columbia, B. C.
Eastman Kodaks
and Plate Cameras
We can do your Developing and
Printing for you.
H. E. Woodland & Co.
o.-*tt«    • THE  EVENING  SUN   are 6el>erally known as a mining district, jean be made in few minutes after the
; and we suppose that our agriculture here  arrival  of   the transformers.    It  will
G. A. EVANS, EDITOH AND publisheh.        could do as little without tlic mining popu
lution us the mines alone could do   If not
be  but  a  short time before th? light
subscription bates:
One year, by mail $8 00
One Month, by mail 25
Display advertisements, running space,
one to three inches, per mouth, $8.00 per
Inch; three to six inches, $8.50 per inch
per month; over six inches. $2.00 per inch
per month,
Address till communications to
The Evening Sun, Colnmliin.il. C
PHONE, 55.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15.  19.1
accompanied by the   great advantages 1 can be turned on after their arrival.
j which the capabilities of our valley; for j
'■ growing fruit und grain afford them.
I    You    huve  this  day  received various
; deputations from  different sections of
j our community, who have laid before you
1 what  seemed  to  be  the  most pressing
1 needs of the district.   It has been thought
1 that this is the best way of  bringing our
\ wants immediately before the government, and the memorials which have
been left with you we hope will receive
from each depurtment of the government
it due amount of consideration.
In conclusion let us repent, us a board
of trude, that we most heartily welcome
you to this district, und hope that you
wiil visit us officially, as well us personally, 11s often us your duties will allow, j
The Boundary district is inoreasiug in
Iu reviewing the list of prominent
Canadian life insurance companies,
the "Imperial" of Toronto stands out
prominently on account of its remark-
ably successful career. The hoard of
directors is conipo-ed oi stioug financiers and gentlemen nl largj exi eri-
evce in the Insurance business, This
company lias noiHin • hut up in >ute
liberal policies In 1 ell, anil the net
that lilailv large polices have been
issued   by   the    In'iperia'
The "Columbia," "Perlect" and
Cleveland bicycles, all top-notchers.
Wheel supplies of all kinds Repair-
inn. Wheels to rent.—f'.KO. Chap*pi.E.
opposite Post Office.
We have certainly, without dispute,
tbe best brands of Liquors in the city.
Ask your friend.    Grand Forks Hotel.
In the Matter of the Railway Act, and In the
Matter  of  the   Vancouver.  Victoria &
Eastern Railway and Navlgatiin Company.
of the   plans,   profiles and books of
referei.ee, duly sanctioned and approved
by   the Department of   Railways   and
Canals, for a section of the above com-
running as I puny's   line, extending  from  Midway to
In the recent by-law election campaign
a sad spectacle was presented to the citizens of Columbia. A sniull body of men —
we might say a body of small men—were
pledged in secrecy to defeat the vote on
the by-laws. These men did not conduct
their campaign openly, as honorable men
would; they did not discuss the merits or
defects of the proposed by-laws', they did
not call a public meeting, 30 that they
might huve their minds enlightened. On
the other hand, .they cautiously (as they I briefly,
thought) guarded ugainst discussing the
matter with any one whom they knew
were iieunuiuted with the fuets, und who
could refute the most ridiculous stories
about steal*, rake-offs and "tin-legal" ae
tions of the eity council that were by this
little secret society being circulated. Had
the secrets of this little coterie not been
divulged before election, it is' difficult to
hiyli as $200,000   on   one  single
in lirales the class of people   who
population so rapidly that we feel confj-,    ■,,„,•, of lh|§   coin        ,    Ml,
deiit that the government of which  you   M,.,-„n  ;„„„„„,  „,   . uluthbia
are a member will Hud it a plsasure and a
profit to visit us by its  members  on fre- I
quent  occasions,  both   to    survey    the
growth of the province and to administer
good government amongst us.
Ou behalf of the Grand Porks board of
trade. E. Dobekek, Pres.
A. T. Kennion, Sec.
The   minister   ol   mines responded 1
He   endorsed the  memorials
tllitt   hail     been    presented   to  him,
aid   said   he   would    refer   them   to]
the proper cabinet officers,    He   said
our   school   house was well designed
and beautilully  kept, ami   lie   would
lay   before   the minister of education ■'■
the   request   (or   further    assistance, I
MeCalluin is agent at
lirand Forks.
Lot 641, TowMiship 07, Osoyoos Division of
Yalii District, has been deposited with the
lre ! Registrar of Land Titles, at Kamlopps, in
A. ' accordance with the requirements of Sec-
,,,i | tion 125 of tiie Railway Act.
11(1 A. H.MacN'EILL,
I Solicitor for V.. V. & E. K. & N. Co.
Our Big Slimmer Sale
is now over, und New
Goods for I'all have
commenced to arrive.
This Week We Place in Stock:
Men's'Neckwear.   Men's Shoes and Slippers.
Dress Goods and French Flannels.
Next to Postoffice, Grand Forks
say what the result might have been.   We ; which he thought would   probably  be.
do not say that this little society was
strong enough in opeh-handed combat to
defeat the by-laws. Ear to the contrary,
But every public spirited ratepayer who
had the true interests of Columbia at
heart took It for granted that these bylaws would and should carry, as it was
merely carrying out the details of the
amalgamation agreement, and for this
reason little interest was by them taken
iu the vote. But the truth of the old saying still stands, "Men's guilty "sins Will
rind them out." An honorable man was
unfortunate enough to be scooped inside
the ring, and as he was not quite satisfied
with some of the yarns his comrades told
him, he began to enquire into the facts of
the ease, and when he found out the truth
no man worked harder to havethe bylaws
carry. And the result of the election in
the North ward, where this eotcrie Was
supposed to exist, shows that the powerful society, the members of which were
pledged to do much, dwindled down next
thing to u solituire.
granted. He .thought the government would favor granting the necessary assistance lor opening up the
Ninth Fork coal fields. Tbe request
lor aid lor a court house be promised
to lay before the attorney general,
likewise the recommendations in regard to the Mineral Act.
After tbe meeting a banquet, which
was largely attended by prominent
citizens, was tendered the colonel at
the Yale.
The minister left for Greenwood by
private conveyance Wednesday morning.
Wholesale and Retail
Dealers in...
.1. Hi:        ■     1
Fresh and Cured Meats
Fish and Oysters
Live and Dressed Poultry
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
Special  Rates to Mines.
J«  HAMMAR, Grand PorkilSranch
Shops—Grand Forks,   Greenwood and Midway
At a meeting rif the members ol the
board ol trade and citizens, Tuesdav
evening in the board of trade rooms,
tbe following address of welcome was
presented to Col. Prior:
To the Hon. Col. Prior, Minister of
Mines—Hear Sir: The member! of the
board of trade of this oity have met together tonight for the purpose of wel
coming you ou this your lirst visit to
Grand Forks as minister of mines.
Although you have been engaged in
provincial politics for so short  a  period
only, your career us a member of pnrlla
ment for the eity of Victoria ltl the house   day, Aug
of commons is well known to us, and is a
guarantee thut you will bring to the exe- ■,,,,,,•
of the  terian   church   will  hold their amn
Commencing   mxt     Monday,   the
Great Northern will receive  and   deliver freight at Grand   Forks.   W.  E.;
j Mc Daniels   will   act    as    temporary
The   plans, profiles   and   boons  of 1
! teference for a section of the V., V. & !
I E,   west   ol   Midwav   have been ap-1
'; proved by tbe department of railways :
j and canals at Ottawa.
J Mr Henry While left, last Tuesday,
lor a trip through the Okanagan country.   He   will   return to Columbia on
the 1st of next mouth.
New V., V.& E. simecard:   Northbound, 3:58p.m ;  southbound,   11:07 	
am.  Effective at .2:01 o'elock, Sun- CAREFUL ATTENTION GIVEN TO ALL ORDERS
fiiverside N urseries
Martin  Burrell, Prop.
Maples, Elms, Linden, Mountain
Ash, Catalpas, Gut-leaf Birch.
A fine selection of (flowering shrubs, including  French  and
Persian ^Lilacs, Hydrangeas, Snowballs, Spireas,  Roses, etc,
, * Specially   selected  strain  of   Lawn   Grass   Seed.    Fruit
Trees, Berry Bushes, Strawberry Plants, Asparagus Roots.
Vegetable and Flower Seeds at ray Store, next to Biden's
opera house.',
The congregation of Knox   Presby-
V   « N. PHONB 2g
cution of your duties us a member
provincial house and us u member of the
government, experience of the most vulii-
ablekind, and it is especially gratifying
to us that one who has this experience
holds the portfolio which is most, important to this section of the province. We
do not underrate our agricultural possibilities here, which have reached dlmen-
lions whioh would surprise you, but we
veisary social on Monday evening,
August 18th, Everybody welcome.
A collection will be taken.
The Columbia electric light system
is about completed. All the vrimarv
wires have been strung, and connection  with   the Grand Forks   system
H.   E.   NEWETT
All Kinds of Teaming Done.
Leave Orders at
Rigs of all Kinds for Hire
Fraser's Drug Store, Grand Forks,
1 Hodson's Store, Columbia, or
OTICE is hereby given that I intend,
after 3D eays, to apply to the Commissioner of Lauds and Works for a License
to prospeot for coal and oil on the E. W.
Liljegran coal claim, consisting of 640
acres, situated on the west side of the
west fork of the North Fork of Kettle
river, about 61 miles northerly from the
city of Grand Forks, B.C. Location post
Is situated at the northeast corner, which
is about 75 feet east of the east bunk of
said river, claiming 80chains west; thence
81) chains south; thenoe 80 chains east;
thence 80 chains north to point of beginning.
Dated ou the ground this 12th day of
June, 1902.
E. W. Liljeghan, Locator.
NOTICE Is hereby given that I Intend,
after 30 days, to apply to the Commissioner of Lands and Works for a License
to prospect for coal and oil on the "Neil
McCallum" coal claim, consisting of 640
acres, situated on the west side of the west
fork of North Fork of Kettle river, about
62 miles northerly from the city of Grand
Forks, li. C. Location post is situated at
the southeast corner, whioh is about 75
feet east of the east bank of said river,
claiming 80 chains north; thence 80 chains
west; thence 80 chains south; thence 80
chains east to point of beginning.
Dated  on the  ground this 12th duy of
June, 1902.
Neil McCallum, Locator,
E. W. Liljeuhan, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that I Intend,
after SO days, to apply to the Commissioner of Lands and Works for a License
to prospect for coal and oil ou the Henry
White coal claim, consisting of 610 acres,
situated on the west side of the west fork
of the North Fork of Kettle river, about
60 miles northerly from the city of Grand
Forks, B. C. Location post is situated at
the northeast corner, which is about 50
feet east of the east bank of said river,
claiming 80 chains '.vest; thence 8.1 chains
south; thence 80 chains east; thence80
chains north to point of beginning.
Dated ou the ground this 12th  day of
June, 1902.
Henky White, Locator.
E. W. Liljeghan, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that I intend,
after 30 days, to apply to the Commissioner of Lands and Works for a License
to prospectfor coal and oil ou the 0. W.
Harrigan coal claim, consisting of 640
acres, situated on the west side of the
west fork of the North Fork of Kettle
river, about 58 miles northerly from the
city of Grand Forks, B. C. Location post
is situated at the northeast corner, run- i
ning 80 chains wes*.; thence 80 chains
south; thence 80 chains east; thence 80
chains north to point of beginning.
Dated on the ground this fourth day of
June, 1902.
C. W-Hakkiqan, Locator.    1
Mining and  Real
Estate Dealers
lew knts
Lots For Sale in All
Parts of thk City.
Choice Garden Lands
at Low Prices.
OTICE is hereby given  that I Intend,
after 30 days, to apply to the Commissioner of Lauds und Works for a License
to prospect for coal and oil on the  <'. P.
Harrigan  coal  claim,  0 insisting of 610
acres, situated  on  the west side of the j
west fork of the North  Kork  of  Kettle
River, about 59 miles northerly from the;
city of Grand Forks, B. C.   Location post
is situated at northeast corner, running I
80 chains west;  thence 80 chains south; ■
thence  80 chains east; thence 80 chains!
north to point of beginning.
Dated uu the ground this 4th day  of
June, 1902.
C. F. Hakkiuan, Locator.
0. W. Hakkigan, Agent.
Prof. A. DeLeon.a tousorinl artist of
international fame, has purchased the
0. K. Barber Shop on Bridge street,
and will hereafter conduct it iu strictly
first-class style, A ladies' private hair
dressing parlor will be opened in connection, and ull kinds of hair goods will be
manufactured and kept ou sale. Prof De
Leon also has ou sule an infallible dandruff cure of his own Invention.
The Windsor
Grand Forks, B. C.
> Only the best
Jack Cox,  Prop.
m iuhhi
■lost Sill Dairy
Under New Management
MAIN STREET       GRAND FORKS      M j|W   311(1   CreaiTl
Work Called for
and Delivered
None but White
Labor Employed
Delivered lo all parts of
Grand Porks and Columbia.
Attended to.
^HONE   Clo6
A City of Beautiful Environments, Healthful
Climate and Bountiful Resources-Civic
Improvements, Including Electric Light
and Waterworks Systems, Are Well
The City of Columbia is situated near the Junction of
the North Forks of the Kettle river with the main Kettle
river,  and is distant about 3iHl miles east of Vancouver.
Thoroughly up-to-date and modern Electric Light and
Waterworks Systems are dow under construction, and will be
completed in September. The electric light syst in will include street arc lamps. The waterworks system is planned
on a sufficiently large scale to meet all present and future
needs, and Insuring ample protection from the ravages of
tire. At present water is supplied the city by pumping from
a beautiful spring of  exceptional purity.
The natural situation of the city for beauty Is not excelled
lu Ameriea. A verdure clad and flower-bespangled rolling
prairie, traversed by a river of bright, .sparkling water,
fringed with forest trees and surrounde 1 by mountains, forming a charming combination of picturesqiiesness and grandeur.
The Columbia A Western railway, which was constructed
by the Canadian Pacific Railway company, has its station,
freight warehouse and yards in the center of Colun^iia, and
the Vancouver, Victora A Eastern Railway company, has
located its depot, freight sheds and yards along the east liue
of the corporation, thus giving the city connections with two
transcontinental lines.
The Canadian Pacifle railway company has large Interests in the city, having selected the site on account of tiie superior natural advantages as a railway centre.
The climate, taken all the year around, is the best in Canada—pint of the summer is rather hot and dry, but the rest of
the year is enjoyable.
Throughout the Kettle River valley there is an extent ».f
fertile agricultural laud, part of which is now being cultivated.
Apples, plums, pears, prunes, cherries and all the small
fruits grow abundantly. The valley surrounding Columbia.
divided Into small fruit and vegetable farms, will sustain a
large population.
liuilding material is plentiful In the district. Lumber can
he procured at fair prices, nud brick lime and stone of good
nihility can always he obtained when required.
The mining interests areof the first importance to this
country, aud will do much to build up Columbia. Large mineral lodes have been discovered throughout the mountains
adjacent to the city, and what were mere prospects a short
time since are now large paying mines.
•     j  *'
The Granby smelter and converter -the   most   modern
and perfect plant of the kind lu Amei-ien   employing  hundreds of men, Is contiguous to the city.
L   *
Owing to the fine climate, the central situation, the
beautible environments, the bright prospects for future
growth and prosperity, Columbia will be an educational
oentre, a city ot homes, as [well as a wholesale distributing
point; and when Anally allied and wedded to her sister city,
will be the best and largest oity in tha interior. .
If not, we'll cure it, and when we get
through with it you'll wonder why you
didn't think of us long before.
All our work guaranteed. No hasty,
slipshod job leaves my shop. My workmanship is skilled and conscientious.
You'll not grumble at the prices,
PACIFIC HOTEL, opp. C.P.R. statlon.Co-
lunibin, J. Mcintosh.   'Phone 59.
Clothes Cleaned and Pressed.
IF you want your clothes cleaned oi
renovated aud pressed   go to Mrs. L. W
Johnson, eor. Riverside uve. and Main si
Continued from First Page.
received much larger grants in proportion to the expenditure, we consider that
a further grant of $6000 to this school district will be but just and proper.
Therefore, the board of school trustees
of the district of Grand Forks respectfully request that you will .bring this
matter before the council of public instruction at your earliest convenience
and impress upon the members the necessity of granting the aid we ask. Respectfully yours,
Trustees G. F. School District.
The Hon. E. G. Prior, Minister of Mines
-Sir: Wetakethi8 opportunity of laying before you certain matters of much
interest to the citizens of Grand Forks
aud surrounding district.
We beg to call your attention to the fact
that although a district registry of the
supreme court ''as been established here
for two years, no sittings of the supreme
court have ever been held here. As the
records will show, S'nce a registry has
been established here a large amount of
supreme court work has been commenced
and is now pending in this registry, but
supreme court cases at present cannot be
heard here: the nearest points at which
these oases can be heard are Greenwood,
Rossland and Nelson, which necessitates
ou the hearing of the-e cases from Grand
Forks the attendance of littigants and
their witnesses at an iinnecssary serious
expense and loss of time.
We beg to call your attention to the fact
that by reason of the rapid increase in
the mining, smelting and agricultural
industries the Population of this city, recently amalgamated with the udjoiniug
city of Columbia, and surrounding district is rapidly Increasing, aud the greater the population the greater become the
requirements for supreme court sittings
and the further and better administration of justice.
We would further cull your attention
to the fact that the present small building used us n county court house, mining
recorder's offics and provincial, constable's office, is not sufficient for the requirements of a sitting of the supreme
court, und we would respectfully urge
upon you the necessity of uu appropriation being nindc for the building of a
courthouse in keeping with the requirements of tliis city.
We would further call your attention
to certain amendments which We believe
necessary in the Mineral Aot, and we respectfully submit the following suggestions:
First The Act should be aineiiileil so
that lu event of a seizure of the interest
of a free miner in his mini-nil Claim by
the sheriff under an execution, the execution debtor should not defeat tho creditor's rights either by abandonment of his
interest or allowing his miner's certificate to lapse.
Second—That Section 28 should be so
amended that the fiat of the attorney
general would be unnecessary lu order to
commence proceedings tliereuuder.
Third—That the law in reference to as-
.essment work on mineral claims required
to be done by executors and administrators of deceased miners, should be
amended in such a way as to require the
yearly assessment work on the deceased's
claims to be done within one year from
the date of the appointment of such executors or udniinistors, und not as it is
now required to be done within one year
from the date of tbe death of the miner.
In conclusion, we most respectfully
urge your consideration of the matters
herein set out, and we feel confident that
they will not only receive your attention,
but that you will be pleased to lay them
before your colleagues, the Honorable
members of the cabinet.
We have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servants,
A. C. Sutton,
E. Miller,
H. C. Cayley,
A Full and Complete Line |ust Opened.
This is Ihe Choicest Fruit on tbe Market.
Try Them and be Convinced.
To Col. Prior, Minister of Mines—Dear
Sir; On behulf of the committee on
roads, trails and bridges, appointed by
the board of trade and citizens of Grand
Forks to interview you, we have the
honor of submitting for your consideration a few facts to which we would respectfully direct your attention.
In presenting this memorial we have
confined ourselves In bringing before
your notice only such works as are most
necessary for the pressing needs of this
We would respectfully ask for the following appropriations:
1. For a new bridge over the main
Kettle river, south of the city of Grai.d
Forks, the present bridge having been
condemned as unfit for use.
2. To extend the road from the said
bridge to the Grand Forks A Republic
railway depot.
3. For the repairing of the first two I
miles of road east of the city, particulars j
of which have already been placed before \
Mr. Killeen at his request by the presi-1
dent of the Good Roads association, aud 1
which we fully endorse.
4. For the grading of one mile of road!
past Lequime A Powers'  sawmill  on  the
main  travelled  road  west  of the North \
Fork of Kettle river.
5. For the extension of the road east
of the North Fork from its present terminus, known as the rock slide, to the
junction of the branches of the North
Fork, a distunce of about three miles.
6. For the repairing of. the road already constructed between this city and
said rock slide.
7. For the building of a wagon road
from the junction of the branches of said
North Fork to the district contiguous to
the North Fork coal fields.
8. For the building of a trail up the
east fork of the North Fork to Gloucester
and Franklin camps.
9. For th« removal of a jam on the
North Fork about fifteen miles from
Grand Forks, which oonstitutes a barrier
for the development of the timber resources of suid stream
We beg to draw your attention to the
necessity of granting an immediate appropriation for the reimiringand extension of the road to the junction of the
biancbes of the North Fork. We estimate that a sum of $5000 is necessary to
bring this road into condition for travel,
and to derive some bouellt from the sums
of money ulreudy expended on same.
The removal of the jam referred to
would open up a most valuable timber
land, mid revenue available from stumpage dues, etc., should justify the government lu giving this immediate consideration. A conservative estimate of the timber immediately available along the
shotes of the river places It at 150X00,00(1
We huve the honor to be, sir, your obedient servants, The Committee.
[In connection with this memorial, an
uci-nrate und well-drawn mop of the
North Fork country, made by E. W. Liljegran of this city from data gathered by
himself and Capt. W. H. Disbrowe, was
presented to Col. Prior.[
We have just received a
Big Shipment of all kinds of
Clover and Timothy Seed
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investigate our stock  and   prices  bef.-re jjoing  elsewhere.
N.    McLellan  .fit Co.
Pure Drugs
Prescriptions Carefully
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