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Vol. n.
Grand Forks, B. C, Friday, September 25, 1903
All Wage-Workers Should Carefully
Study It.
Sound, Reasonable and Just Condusions in Right Direction.
Heartily Endorsed by the Liberal Candidate
for This Riding.
Chief Justice Hunter and the
Rev. E. S. Rowe have the courage
of their convictions, at all events.
Whether their convictions .are right
is another matter. It is quite improper to put their report forward as
stating the opinions of the government of the Liberal party. No one
can form an honest opinion upon
the recommendations to whioh our
socialist friends object, until the
evidence is made public. The report has not been adopted nor acted
upon by the Ottawa government.
But meanwhile there are many
things in the report which the Liberal party and its candidate in this
riding endorse without hesitation.
For instance:
"It may not be amiss to warn
employees of labor that the old relations of master and servant no
longer obUvins, that it has been supplanted by that of employer and
workman, with the probability
that it will develop in thc near
future into that of co-contractors."
''The workman of modern times
demands as his due a fair day's pay
for a fair day's work, and that he
should gel a reasonable share of the
product of his toil. What he seeks
is honorable employment, not slavery; he wants fair dealing and justice, and not^harity or patronage."
"It is i especially encumbent on
corporations and other large employers of labor who do not come in
personal contact; with their employees, to place persons of tact and
discretion iu all the otlices of superintendence, and to forthwith dispense with the services of anyone
who is found to be tyrannical or
arrogant in his dealings with thc
"It is generally recognized that
workmen are justified in combining
together to secure increased wages
or shorter hours, or other legitimate
changes in the conditions of their
employment, and failing assent by
their employer, in quitting simultaneously or, as it is called, 'going
out on strike.' "
"Unionism and the demand for
unionism, 'am. the, demand fur recognition uf thc union, i. e., of the right
to make a collective bargain, are the
natural outcome of the present stage
of industrial development."
The corporation or trust represents
tine collectivism of tho employers,
and it is natural and logical that the
same spirit should animate the employed."
"It is necessary for the unions,to
leave no doubt in the minds of employers that they appreciate the obligation of contract, and we are glad
to note that the importance of this
is realized by tho majority of the
unions and their leaders."
"Legitimate trades unionism ought
to bo encouraged and protected."
"It ought to be made an offense
for the employer to discriminate
against or discharge any member of
an incorporated union for thc
reason only that he is or intends to
become a member of such union."
"Thc use of,the union label should
be recognized by law."
"We think that much good would
result by legislation moving hi the
direction "of the shortening of hours.
In these days when the human energies aw'fltrained to their utmost
amid whirling dust and machinery,
long hours are a crime against nature. The machine should be thc
servant of the man, and not man
thc slavf- of the machine. One of
the most legitimate modes in which
a legislature can aid in improving
the condition of the workmen is by
the shortening Of hours. Of course
this ought to be done gradually and
after carefully taking into account
the conditions of the particular industry in other countries so as not
to transfer it elsewhere or drive it
out of our on country. If it could
be brought to pass that the workmen would have to work only long
enough so as to make bis work
a pleasurable exercise instead of an
exhausting toil, and at the same
time secure a comfortable living, society will have advanced a long way
toward tfie millennium."
Every word quoted above is taken
from thejeport. Conservatives and
Socialists fail to quote them.
Every' word of every paragraph
of the above quotations is endorsed
with conviction and earnestness by
W. II.. P.. Clement, Liberal candidate for Grand Forks riding.
The regular meeting of the city
council was held in the council chambers Monday evening. Members present were! Mayor Burrell, Aldermen
McLellan, McCallum, Gaw, Martin
and Peterson.
Application received from Jeff
Davis ifc Co., re arc lights. Moved
hy McCallum, seconded hy Martin,
that the chain nan of Water and Light
committee he authorized to place au
arc light at the intersection of Second
and Bridge streets, carried.
Moved hy Gaw, seconded hy Martin, that oil accounts 1m; paid, carried.
Movett by McLellan, seconded by
Martin, that council go into Committee of the Whole to discuss road tax,
After discussion council arose and
Chairman Meljellan reported by-law
complete as read.
Moved by .Martin, seconded by
McCallum, that report be reeived and
adopted, and that the by-law be now
read a third time, carried,
Moved by McLellan, seconded hy
Gaw, that by-law No. \2 pass the 3d
The services of public worship next
•Sabbath morning in Knux Presbyterian  church,  will   lie of  a  Harvest
Home/ nature, and in the evening a
special service of praise. Morning
Harvest Home:
1. Praise, the long metre Doxology.
2. Invocation. 3. Praise, Psalm se-
lectiou 15; Stanley. 4. Scripture reading. 5. Praise, hymn 486, St. George's
Windsor. 6. Scripture reading. 7.
Prayer. 8. Anthem, "Incline Thine
Ear," choir. 9. Praise, hymn 488,
Dresden. 10. Sermon. 11. Prayer.
12. Anthem, "Give Alms," choir.
13.. Praise hymn 4. ltegent Square.
14. Benedition.
Evening service of praise: 1. Praise,
Salvation, St. MagnuB. 2. Invocation. 3. Praise Pslam selection 72,
"Old Hundredth." 4. Scripture reading. 5. Anthem, "What Shall I
Render 1" choir. 6. Praise hymn 1,
"Nicaea." 7. Scripture reading. 8.
Prayer. 9. Solo, "The Holy City,"
by request, Prof. Richards. 10. Praise,
hymn 486, St. .George's Windsor. 11.
Sermon. 12. Prayer. 13. Anthem,
"Give Alms,"- choir; offertory. 14.
Praise hymn 608, "Ellers." 15. Benediction.
Special offerings will be made at
both morning and evening services.
Fire destroyed the residence of William Brethwaite Wednesday between
11 and 12 o'clock a. m. Mr. Brethwaite recently purchased the property
from Walter Askew, and has since occupied it. At the time of the fire
he was alone, his wife having gone
east some time ago, and he had light-
ed a fire in the kitchen stove aud prepared his morning meal. He then
went out into his garden to dig potatoes. Feeling thirsty, he wont to
the house for a drink, and as he opened the kitchen dour he was met by a
cloud of (lame. He hastily made
his way into the front part of the
house to try and save some .of the
household effects, but being alone he
could do little in that direction. The
.fire made such headway that by the
time the fire brigade arrived ifc was
useless to try to save the building.
The house was insured in the Phoenix
Fire Insurance Co., of Brooklyn, for
8850, and the contents for $150. The
Hritish American Trust Co. is agent
for the insurance company. The
burned building was located in the
northwest outskirts of the city.
A fatal aceiilent oceured Tuesday
morning' at the Oro Denoro mine in
Summit camp, by which Archie dinners, a miner, lost his life. Connors,
with a couple of other men, started
down a shaft to clear away some loose
rock, which had fallen to the bottom,
from where they had been doing some
blasting. When ulmut 35 feet from
the bottom they stopped, and Connors
stepped off onto a shelf of rock, at the
same time releasing his hold on the
rOpe. Without a moment's warning
the rocky shelf gave way, precipitating him to the bottom of the shaft,
killing him almost instantly. His
companions hurried to his assistance
but found the unfoifcunateman breathing his last. His people live in the
state of Maine. One of his sisters
lives in Iowa. The funeral took place
Wednesday afternoon at Greenwood,
aud was in charge of the Miners'
Union, of which deceased was a member. The unfortunate victim of the
disaster was well and favorably known
throughout the district,   and owned
some very  valuable mining propertie
in the different camps.
The Knights of Pythias held a reception in their lodge room Tuesday
evening. The oecasion was the arrival
of Grand Chancellor Nelson of Denver, B, C, on his annual visit to the
lodge. Danville lodge came over in a
body to participate in the reception.
After the business of the evening was
concluded all sat down to a sumptuous
repast, after which speeches and sdhgs
were indulged in, and a very pleasant
evening generally was spent. Great
credit is due to Mr. Hammer for the
manner in which he worked to make
the evening's enjoyment a success, as
well as other leading members of the
Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper and
A. S. Goodeve the newly appointed
Provincial Jecretary, will arrive in
the eity the latter part of next week.
The loeal Conservatives should brace
up and hold on till these Government
campaigners get here. Government
affairs do not need their attention now.
Mr. Goodeve's record as a C. P. B,
lobbiest at a meeting of the Associated Boards of Trade, held in Green-
wood, will not help his case in this
Henry Bartlett, U. S. Immigration
agent at Northport, and H. Larsen,
left by this morning's Great Northern
for a couple days of chicken shooting
iu the Colville valley.
The ladies of Knox church will hold
a "Harvest Home" dinner, in the
brick building recently occupied by
the Citizens Supply Co., on Tuesday
evening, Sept. 29th, from 4 to 8 o'clock
p. m. The ladies would like to have
the ranchers make an exhibit of grain,
fruit, and vegetables, with which to
adorn the lunch room and as symbolical of the occassion.
J. D. McDonald, contractor, who
has been in Spokane for the past four
mouths, returned home on Thursday
laqt. Mr. McDonald will remain iu
Grand Forks.
E. Spraggett, who is in charge of
the North Fork road work, came
down yesterday. Mr. Spraggett reports work progressing favorably and
that at the end of next week, thev
will have completed seven miles of
C. F. Nelson, Grand Chancellor of
the Knights of Pythias for the province, arrived iu the eity Tuesday, on
his annual tour of the different lodges.
He was tendered a reception by the
the local lodge in the evening. He installed a lodge of 65 members at Fernie, and one 46 at Ymir. He left
Wednesday for Phoenix and Greenwood.
II, N. Galer returned from Coleman, Alta., Tuesday.
Henry White, the original owner
of the City of Paris- mine, is iu the
city. Mr. White has just returned
from an extended trip through the
Similkameen country. He leaves on
Saturday for his home in Spokane.
Premier McBride is expected iu the
city ou Mondav.
.1. H. Goodeve, formerly of Grand
Forks but now of Phoenix, was a visitor in the city this week.
Mr. Fraser, Mr. Miller and
Mr. Sutton, the Government's Coal Representatives,
The prodding of the local Conservatives by thc Evening Sun for their
undercover and back-alley methods
on the part of their leaders has at
last forced them to the surface, and
last night a meeting was held in
Biden hall in the interest of Mr.
Fraser's candidacy. The hall was
fairly well filled, as Mr. Fraser had
advertised himself as the main
speaker, and the citizens generally
desired to size him up, on the occasion of his supreme effort on the
platform. It was easy to be seen
that great care had been taken to
provide appropriate, applause, und
Jhere was quite a sprinkling of those
employed on the political road-
work now going on in this riding,
who never failed to do what was
required of them.
Mr. Norman McLellan presided
and on the platform as Mr. Fraser's
spokesmen, was a brilliant array of
legal talent—A. C. Sutton, Ernest
Miller, arid A. Hi MacNcill, the latter being a corporation lawyer from
Notwithstanding tile lad it was a
struggle of four against one, Mr.
Clement, the Liberal candidate, who
was present by invitation in his own
behalf, sustained the Liberal cause
in his usual masterly way, and all
through his address, brought .out
great applause in the many telling
points he made, whioh made it seem
more a Liberal gathering than a
"grand 'Conservative rally." Mr.
Fraser spoke from fifteen to twenty
minutes, and among other equally
dignified remarks he characterized
the Evening Sun as "thc gutter
snipe" This expression did not
win hi'm any favor among the better
class of citizens whose confidence
The Sun gladly enjoys and hopes
ever to retain. Mr. Miller made ii
good talk from a doubtfully partizan
standpoint, und a good deal of allowance for the promises on which
he based his contentions. Mr. MacNcill followed Mr. Miller, Mr. Sutton was not heard from. The Socialists were not represented, u« after
repeated culls from the stage for Mr.
Riordan or his representative, no inn
cninc forward.
Great efforts were made on tho
part of Mr. Kruser's supporters to
allay the apprehensions of the eoal
locators and keep some of them now
in the Conservative ranks in line until Mr. McBrido could get here and
cheer tbem up with a repetition of
his promises. Mr. Miller wns especially anxious that they should
not waver in their faith in Mr, McBride.
From all indications at the mooting and on thc streets today, it is
believed and declared by leading
Liberals that the meeting was a decided help to Mr. Clement.
D. F.  McArthur, of Midway, was'"'—
in the city this week.
G. Arthur Rendell, the well known
merchant of Bholt, Is visiting friends
in the city (ityr iEbrmtuj i$im
One year....$2.00 \ Three month. .50
Sixmonths.. 1.00 \ Oncmonth 20
Advertising rates furnished m application.
Legal notices, 10 and 5 Cts. per line.
Address all communications to
Tiif. Eveninci Sun,
Phone 55. (irand forks, b. c.
The Hon. Charles Wilson is very
anxious not to be confounded with
the "old gang," as he calls it. His
distress is plain and his distinctions
are very fine., At Nelson on Monday he said :
"The McBride government as a
government is not the succession of
anything or anybody. Individual
members of the present government
in their individual capacity may
have done certain reprehensible
things, but they had nothing to do
with it as a government."
Isn't this rich ? Do wc feel any
better to known that though these
gentlemen have squandered the provincial resources, given away large
tracts of the public domain to the
C. P. R., mismanaged all public affairs and run us into debt at the rate
of 8750,000 a year, they have done
it as individuals, and not "as a
Rubbish !
Capital won't conic into British
Columbia while men of the record
and capacity of Richard McBride
are kept in office. You can't get
business men to interest themselves
in a province that in hard, pitiful
fact is drifting into overwhelming
debt, if not into bankruptcy. A
deficit of three quarters of a million
dollars a year cannot last long; the
province can't stand it. It is the
positive duty of every constituency
at the present time to send its
strongest man to Victoria to help
lift the province out of the pit. Do
you really think that George A.
Prosier can give you assistance ?
Elections set for October 31st,
writs issued. Trouble again 1 .Government losing ground every where.
Must get this thing over at once I
Date changed to October 3d; everybody inconvenienced and thousands
of voters, disfranchised by lack of
notice. This is thc government's record in some small things affecting
this constituency. If it isn't big
enough to do these little things
properly, bow will it get along when
it bus really imporant matters in
hand ? It dare not decla'o its policy
on the Kootenay eoal question. Its
policy on railway matters can only
bo whispered in secret caucuses.
Electors', this government is incompetent. If we want capable administration, the McBride government
must bo defeated.
Do you really believe that Clement
lost Votes at Cascade by objecting to
thc squandering of money on a pretense of road work? Not a bit of
it! Tho very men who arc employed
in such a hurry just before election
see through tho dodge, and despise
it.    The ballot is secret.
What a capable government it is !
It claims that the Lieutenant-Governor won't let it do big things, so wc
must look at its record in little
* things : W. G. McMynn, of Greenwood appointed Colcctor of Votes
for Grand Forks. Consternation
among the faithful. Telegrams ! Remonstrances ! The government informed that there is a place called
Grand Forks City in the constituency. McMynn called off. Blunder
rectified by appointing Almond.
H. C. Kerman appoined Returning
officer, and whole province so notified through the press. Error
again 1 More telegrams ! Not satisfactory to the party manager. Kerman decapitated. Cochrane reigns
in his stead.
Theories and theorists have their
place in the world's machinery, and
a very important place it is. But our
Socialist friends should not forgot the
fate of the philosopher who was so
busy observing the stars that he fell
into the ditch. A.t the meeting last
Saturday Mr. Clement invited Mr.
Kerr to suggest one measure of present reform. Instead, Mr. Kerr gavo
a very pleasant little essay on history
and aims of Socialism in general. In
fact, the Sucialists are running an
"educational campaign," They do
not hone to win. Having got a hearing, having done their educational
work, would it not be well for those of
them who desire an improvement in
government to cast their vote for Mr.
Clement? We appeal to them to do so.
The Liberal party in this campaign is
the party favoring present practical
The pro. tem. campaign sheet of the
Conservative party here is not slow to
misrepresent what actually takes place
anywhere in the riding if by so doing
it can, as it thinks, gain an advantage.
When it states that the Cascado meeting was a Frasor one, it simply ignores
the truth. As for the meeting breaking up with three cheers or any manifestation in behalf of Mr. Fraser,
nothing of the kind happened. Mr.
Clement received all the applause and
from beginning to end the meeting
was his in the strictest sense of the
word. But is not misrepresentation
in keeping with the other methods of
political wurfare indulged in by tbe
Conservative party in its leased
It costs as much per head of the
population to pay the civil servants
of British Columbia as it costs in
the other provinces to run tho whole
government, The "old gang," as
Hon. Charles Wilson calls tbem,
cannot remedy 'his. It needs a new
slate of ministers to revise thc whole
civil list. The interior must send
men to Victoria who have no strings
on them, and who will deal with
civil service reform without fear,
favor or affection.
At Nelson, the Hon. Charles Wilson, Mr. McBride's colleague, said :
"The government havo no railway
policy." This is thc truth, spoken
in public. Tho whispered suggestion in a Grand Forks paper, for
Grand Fork's use only, that the
government will give $4,000 a mile
to a railway up the North Fork is
not tho truth.
Talkingnbout "political beings,"
where does our friend Charles Wilson, K. ('., come in? As Ducan
Ross put it, the Conservatives elected Mr. Wilson as their leader, but
had to take McBride.
These awful lawyers I Look at
■the McBride government—McBride,
lawyer; Charles Wilson, lawyer;
A. E. McPhillips, LAWYER I
Two mails every week day and
one on Sunday—and no coal licenses
We do not see why any one should
insist on the Conservatives having a
policy. Wc really do not. think they
will need one after October 3.
If you   want all the local news,
read Thk Evening Sun.
Mrs. K. C. MacDonald and baby
Eileen returned home last week, after a
visit with friends and relatives in the
coast cities.
P. H. Walsh, of Republic, arrived
in the city yesterday.
C. A. DesBrkay, Great Northern
right of way agent, arrived in the city
It. M. Hood, manager for J. T.
Griffin & Co., Nelson, was in the city
Wednesday looking after his firm's
interests here.
Miss E. Anderson returned from
Greenwood Tuesday afternoon, where
she had been visiting the previous two
A. E. McAuley, Carson.
Duncan Ross, Greenwood.
W. A. Galliher, Nelson.
D. F. McArthur, Midway.
B. O'Brian, Greenwood.
D. Clark, Spokane.
R. D. Bierly-rJyancouver.
J. C. Caruthers, Nelson.
R. M. Hood, Nelson.
E. H. Hewitt, Vancouver.
J. H. Goodeve, Phoenix.
C. F. Nelson, New Denver.
W. P. D. Pemberton, Victoria.
F. J. Millar, Spokane.
L. G. Mane}', Spokane.
W. W. Smith, Spokane.
Gus Timmermeister, Spokane.
C. C. ( ulliton, Spokane.
J. E. Johnson, Spokane.
Robert M. Mcintosh, Nelson.
P. H. Walsh, Republic.
C. Duncan, Spokane.
Thomas Carsen, Rossland.
J. E. Williams, Montreal.
G. A. Rendell, Eholt.
H. B. Rose, Winnipeg,
A. H. McNeill, Rossland.
C. A. DesBrisay, Spokane.
R. B. Kerr, Phoenix.
R. A. Brown, Volcanic.
E.   A% Brown, Spokane.
W. H. P. Clement, City.
J. D. Spence, City.
W. S. Miller, Cascade.
Page Boyles, Spokane.
If the posjiectors and claim holders
want to relieve themselves of the $5
fine to which they are subjected annually by the Conservative taxeatcrs,
they should Vote for Clement.
Attention is directed to the new ad.
of Dr. Follick in this issue.
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Pickling  Season
Don't spoil your Pickles by buying Acid Vinegar.
Pure Cider Vinegar Pure English Malt Vinegar
Pure White Wine Vinegar
We have just received the first consignment of local
wheal for chicken feed.   A No. 1 quality.
The "Club"
First Street.
Highest grade imported
Ports, Cherries, Burgundies, Etc.
C. C. TILLEY, Prop.
A Stylish Finish and
Lasting Satistaction
Get Your Clotlioi
Made hy
Fire Insurance
I represent the following
Reliable Fire Companies:
Insurance Coin pan lex. I am lilso agent for
H. C. Permanent Loan and Savings Co. of
Vhneouvcr anil the U. H. Fidelity £ Guaranty
Telephone 127 Johnson Blook
Clement <®» Spence
Bo rr intern, Solicitor*,
Notaries, Etc.
biden Block. Corner Winnipeg Avenue and
First Street,
Dr. Follick
Graduate of Philadelphia Dental
Office over Hunter-
Phone 27. KendrickCo.'sBtore.
.V A. M.—Regular Commnnica-
cation first Wednesday of eaoh month
at 8 o'clock p. in. precisely. Sojourning Brethren cordially invited to attend. Jno. Booms,
Jno. Westwood, W.M. Sec.
Graduate Pennsylvania College of
Dental Surgery, Philadelphia.
Office in Megaw Blook)
Phone 138.        Grand Forks, B. C.
MoBMSON Block,        GRAND FORKS, B. C.
BICYCLES—Cleveland*, Massie-
Harris, Imperials, Columbias, Ramblers—all top-notchers—for sale and
for rent. Also a complete line ofj| bi-
C3'cle sundries. All kinds of bicycle
repairing. Geo. Ciiapple, First St.,
opposite postoftice, Grand Forks, B. C.
Klondike pool table. Only one
in city.   Grand Forks hotel.
A special 6 o'clock chicken dinner
will be served next Sunday evening
at the Pacific hotel, opposite the C.
P. It. station.
If you want to buy Halcyon Mineral Water call at the Grand Forks
Enjoy Photography with
Little Expense
bor  Union No. 231, A.L.U.—
Meets    every   Wednesday   evening
at 8 o'clock in   Federal   Union  hall.
Jas. A. Harris, Pres.
John T. Lawrence, Sec.
Strength and vigor come of good
food, duly digested. "Force," a
ready-to-serve wheat and barley food
adds no burden, but sustains,- invigorates.
l'orka~J. It. Rohortson, H.A., paator.
Si'tvicrs nvory Suii.lii y nt II a.m. ant 7:80 p.
in.; Siit.rli,v Nrl i (mil llilili. olnaa,  8 11. m.:
Wnatmlmitor Guild (if C. K., Tunaday, I
and Eltthata. J. P. Hetta,|>nHtor. Syrvlctia
overy Sunday ot 11 a.m. and T\»l p.m.:
oIiikk mnetlnu; at idoNi'of morning Bi'rvloe:
Sunday arliuol and Wide clnaaat II p. in.;
prnynr mentinir evnry Tlinr.iloy eveiiiiu/
at 8 ii'fllnck. The itiihllola cordially Invit.'d.
HOL* TRINITY CHURCH (Churoh of Kiik-
land), Grand Eorka, Henry Steele, vlcar-
Hnly Communion, H a. m.j moraine prayer
and aorinou, 11 a. in.; Sunday auhool, 8 p. m.;
evanaonif nnd aerroou, 7:11,1 p. ai. All are
oortllnlly Invited.
Work Like Kodaks,
and in Daylight.
$1 Brownies, Also $2
Sole Dealers for
N. o/WcLellan C& Co.
Phone 78      "Winnipeg Ave.        Grand Forks, B. C.
Home Grown.
The very finest
in the market.
Preserving Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Crab Apples, Etc.
We Keep the Best Money will Buy.
DONALDSON'S Clement's Platform
A Manifesto Which Will Be Heartily Supported by All Citizens Having the Province's Welfare at Heart.
M"«> Elector a
At the request of tho liberal Association of tliis Hding l have consent
ed to contest the" coming el<v:titin in
the Liberal interest, "While I por
sonally regeet that the honor of earning tiie Liberal stanrlard to victory ha
nan not fallen to other and strongo
hands than mine, it is with no m *
giving as to the reyiiltjbat 1 ente
on the eani[.ai;.'n. I am in this battle
to win, if by strenuous sfemightfor-
wanl tighting any political battle wui
be won. I believe it can. What U
needed is united eil'ort on the part ot
the Liberals and all others who dis're
to see return, in the governmental:
this province,
r The eoiuhtion of the province has
""become intokrublp. Blessed by Provi-
vemv with vast skives of wealth in
miiK'n, forests, agricultural lands and
fisheries, Brifcisb Columbia batrhad its
very good lurned to evil by a Tong
series of i ersoual sectional, clique governments of men who have exploited
the people's property for private gain.
"Wehave a population of 177,000—
men, women and children, Indians
anil Orii .ntaU- -and a public debt of
80,:!00,000^ re; roeuting 8:55 per
head, or 8l7o at least for each adult
nai in"t'e province. .Tiie average
cost of government in the other provinces of Canada is about $ 2,J(T Head
per annum; with us it is seven times
greater, or 8U.25 per head. In
sahules alone we pay inort' than S- a
head, or over 8-^70,000.   -
Every year we spend more than
our income, Last year we went further
into debt to the tune of S7EK>,000;
and All'. Carter-Cotton, a former Conservative -finance* minister, says
that if the accounts of the lust four
years were properly investigated it
will be found in that short time We
have spent 85,000,000 mpre than our
revenue from all sources.
The present premier was a member
of the assembly during those four
years, and he has never protested
against the prodigal scale of expenditure, on the contrary, the very assets
from which a fund might be derived
to meet the costs of government have
been wasted. As a minister of the
Crown,-Mr. McBride was a party t*i
the orders in council granting large
areas of valuable coal and petroleum
lands in Southeast Kootenay to the 0.
* P. K.—a fraud upon the legislature,
whioh was prevented, not by Mr. McBride, but by the watchful zeal of a
Liberal member. The excuse given by
Mr. McBride for his official act in
agreeing to the grants shows that he
is utterly unworthy to be trusted
with the Bare of the people's pi-operty.
He took i|hq word of a colleague that
it was all right. What guarantee
have we that another colleague will
not again hypnotize Mr. McHtide into
giving away further tracts of the
public domain?
But when bona tide locators comply
with - the law of the, province, stake
eoal lands according to Ihw, and tender the price fixed by law, Mr. McBride refuses to grant the licences
which the law. says shall be granted £o
those who have followed the requirements of the Act. He prefers to keep
the question dangling for partisan advantage,—the last refuge of a weak
politician. Or is it that he still hopes
to "deliver the goods" to the C. P. R.?
By a piece of trickery quite in keeping with the traditions of the political
gamesters with whom ho been so long,
and still is associated, the honorable
premier has cut short the campaign.
It willl)c almost impossible for me to
have the privilege of seeing you all
personally in tbe three, weeks loft be-
t'ore the [■oiling day. For this rea-mu
I publish this open letter in order that
,'ou-may know where*I stand on the
Igafles before you. It is now your
Mini to take personal part in the gov-
Tiiinent of your province. Act in the
ray you want your representatives' in
lUrliament to act. Vote with a tingle
eye to the best interests of our com-
mon country. As the candidate, of
fhe Liberal party, I respectfully asl.
your votejji and your influence to elecl
me because I believe that neither ut
the hands of the MeBridegoveruiiient,
nor at the hands of 'theorizing Socialists, will any ) ractical business-like
improvement upon the past misdoings take place.
i The Liberals have had noopportuni-
ty to show their mettle in tiie political
arena of his province. But the ad
ministration of public affairs by a Liberal government, at Ottiwn since 1896
is a striking example of what Liber
alism in action means. National
unity from oceairto ocean; a loyalty
to British connection evidenced in
deed instead of mere Up-loyalty; a system of taxation equal in Incidence ami
in protection to home industry instead
of a .system of government aid to fav»
ored manufacturers; a determined stand
against the Oriental deluge of low-
standard civilization; an honest effort
to bring capital and labor into harmonious working for the good of all;
energetic work'toward peopling tin; west
and toward providing adequate transport facilities; all these and Whatever
eUe; tends to the betterment of the
Canadian people are the planks of the
Liberal platform in the federal Held.
The "same broad ideas dominate the
Liberals, of British Columbia.
lam. in hearty accord with the platform-•and manifesto of the Liberal
party''in the province. When elected,
1 shall endeavor to put the principles
set 'forth in them into practice. J
shall particularly support the following principles as of immediate interest
to this riding;
1, The people's property, whether
land, timber, minerals Or the fisheries,
should be administered for the benefit of the whole people, with a view to
lessening the huge burden of debt and
taxation now resting on us. Only
those who in good faith will utilize our
public property in forwarding settlement and developing our natural industries should be allowed to acquire
an interest in any part of the puljlie
2, The mining laws should Ivc
amended and simplified after a careful
enquiry through a competent commission. Then tinkering with them .should
cease. In the develment stage then1
should he no taxation of miners or
mining property. Developed mines
should bear their share uf the public
burdens in proportion to the net output.
3, No further aid in land or money
should be given by this province to
transcontinental railway projects.
Fullest liberty should be given to the
V*, V.ife E. Railway company to complete the construction of their line.
Although 1 was at one time professionally employed against that company, and did my duty, I hope, to my
clients, I am ready to support any
action which may be deemed necessary
to place beyond any doubt the right of
the V., V. JbE.to build their contemplated line throught to the Pacific
coast. In reference to the Korth-and-
South lines through the valleys of
British   Columbia, I   should   support
government construction, with the
idea of leasing the completed lines as
feeders to the through lines on such
terms as will keep the province in control of passenger and freight rates and
secure a rental sufficient to pay the
interest on the cost of conduction,
•I. The province should set the example of obedience to its own laws.
If under ouc statutes individuals have
acquired right in the public domain,
such rights should be at once transferred to tliem.
■, The course of the government in
reference to ihe coal lands of Kootenay shows that in their opinion we
are governed! not be law, but by their
whim as influenced by the -count of
voters' noses.
I have the honor to be your most
obedient servant,
William 11. P, OtEMKNT.
Shelf and Heavy
Large Stock of Heaters on Hand.
;uit mm
To the ElcCioftf.of llritish Cnhtiubin:
At a Liberal convention, held at the
city pi Vancouver, on the Oth and
7th of February, 1902, the following
platform was  adopted:
I. Tiie imm.d ate rid stribution
of the constituences of the province
on a basis of population, but allowing
a smaller unit of population per seat,
for the outlying districts.
li. Government ownership, Dominion, Provincial and Municipal, of
public services or utilities is sound,
and should be carried out in-*-British
3. Shou'.d it be ; dvk bl I aq any
time to grant aid to a railway company, such shall Be iu cash, and not in
land, and no bonus of any kind shall
be given without definite and effective
means being taken to safeguard the
interests of the province in the management of the road, control the.
freight ami passenger rates, and provision made against such railway having liability against it, except actual
-k Immediate cons true tii.w of the
Coast-Kootenay railway; thc Cariboo
railway; the extension of the Island
railway; a railway from Alberni to a
point on the east coast of Vancouver
island, and a road in the northern
part of the province, from the coast to
the eastern boundary, with an extern
sion to the northern boundary; the
railway from Vernon to Midway by
the West Pork of the Kettle river,
with all necessary branch lines, ferries
and connections.
5. The enforcement of the Act now
on the statute book compelling the
scaling of logs by government scalers.
6. That such legislation should be
enacted as will result in making the
lands included iu the various dyking
areas available for cultivation Od
quickly as possible and secure p.iompt
payment of assessments when dm!.
7. That the government should
keep in touch with the conditions in
connection with mining, protecting
that industry against combines and
trusts, and, if necessary, for that pur
pose build and operate sincltersaud re
fineries, No radical change should be
mode, in the mining laws, without lull
notice to all parties interested) giving
full opportunity for discussion and
. 8. As the province can only advance by the settlement within its
bo'ders of thrifty ami prposeroufl
citizens, and as Orientals never become citizens in any propeJ sense of
the word, wedeelore it to be the duty
of the government to discourage Oriental immigration and employment by
every means within its power, and we
appeal to our fellow Liberals through*
out the Dominion to aid us in our efforts lo prdtect ourselves against the
ruinous competition of men having a
standard of decency and comfort immensely below that of civilized people,
aiuKvho shirk every duty and obligation of citizenship which the law will
allow them to escape.
i).   The go\eminent ought to   pre
vent the waste and sufl'ering caused by
strikes and lockouts, and an earnest
effort ought to be made to provide
some means for preventing such
strikes and lockouts, and we approve
of the adoption of compulsory arbitration.
10. Tin? fiscal system of the province stands in need of revision. Taxation should bear Upon privilege rather
than upon industry, and ho addition
should be made to the debt of the
province, except for public works
properly chargeable to capital.   '
11. The retainingof theresources of
the province, as an asset for the benefit
ofthe people, and taking effective measures to [ re/ent tl e alienation of the
duhlic domain, exeept to actual settlers, or for bona fide business of in-1
dust rial purposes, putting an end Ut
the practice of Speculation in connection therewith.
1*2. The construction and maintenance of roads throughout the province, to aid in the development ofthe
mining and agricultural districts.
Over tbe ■ sun-burned, s;ige brush
and alkali plains, when you may
just as well take a delightful, cool
and comfortable ride through the
heart of ihe- .Rocky Mountains in
view of the grandest scenery on thc
American continent?
This you can do by travcing on,
tbe Bio ('ramie, system, the far-
famed "Scenic Line uf the Wqrld,"
the (fiily transcontinental line passing through Salt Lake City, Olen-
wood Springs, Leadville, Colorado
Springs and Denver enroute to eastern points. -; ;
Three daily express trains make
close connections with nil trains' east
and west, and afford n choice.oMive
.distinct routes of 1 ravel. Tbe-eijiiip-
tnont of these trains is the best, Ujr
('hiding free reclining chair carp,
standard and tourist sleepers, ii per-
lect dining car service, and- also
personally conducted excursion ears,
each in charge of if competent guide,
whose business is to look after' the
comfort, of his guests. No more
pleasant and inexpensive means of
crossing tbe continent can be found
than is provided by these excursions.
For additional details address .T.
I). Mansfield, Gen*, Agt. RjtfGmndo
Lines. No. \2i Thin I Street, Portland, Ore.
The On ml Korks hotel, the oldest
hotel in the city, bus. a capacity
for 70 people, Everything ,up tto
date.    Bates, 81 and 81.oil porday.
For n nice hair-cut or shave go to
the City Barber Shop ou Riverside
avenue.    Maths 2oc.
Don't forget fu leave voiir order
or lee with  1\ Miller.    Phone*64
™ I 'in iIHH i "I nil.:
First-Class Board and Rooms,
$2 Per Day.
Sp-eciae Hatk hy the Week.
This dining room is first-class
in every respect. Table supplied witli the best tn Ik- found
in the markets.
Mining and   Real
Estate Dealers
Lots For Sai,k in Ai.l
Farts of thk Citv.
Choick (JARniiN Lands
at Low Prices.
New ami Second-Hand
GoodB Bought and Sold
X   Cor. Bridge and Second 8ts.     %
v a
Pacific Hotel
Ojtpoiito O.P; it. siiiticm.
Phone W. Oolumbla, B. ('.
Consignments semi tn hie will
he passed Customs and distributed speedily by unexcelled facilities:
Eastern Townships Bank,
Notary Public
Real Estate Dealer
The following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mines for
1000, 1901, 1902, 1903, and for the past week:
Granby Mines,Phoenix... (14,533
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	
Oro Denoro	
Winnipeg, Wellington     1,070
Golden Crown, Wellington   2,250
Athelstan, Wellington    1,200
No. 7 Mine, Central	
City of Paris, Central     2,000
Jewel, LongLake       160
Carmi, West Fork	
Providence, Providence	
Flkhorn, Greenwood	
Ruby, Boundary Falls	
Miscellaneous     3,230
1P0S. Past Week
Total, tons	
Granby Smelter treated.,
99,730   390,000   507,515   430,784     16,791
62,387   230,828   3I2;340   228,337      7,500
Be sure and get your SCHOOL SUPPLIES from W. H. ITTER Js CO.
The best Circulating Library in the Interior of British Columbia. -
We carry a complete line of Up-to-Date Stationery, and what we have
not in stock we will order for you. . . . Come to us to swap fishing
stories and find out where to go to catch fish, and let us show you what
Tackle to use.
W.   H.   ITTER & CO.
Good Dry Wood Delivered to
Any Part of the City.
Take a Look at Our Wiudow
Display of the Latest Novelties
in Chatelaine Bags and Purses.
Following is a full list of thc provincial electoral districts, with the
names of the candidates officially
placed in nomination. Each riding
has one member except in cases
Alberni—W. W. B. McInncs.Lib-
eral; Major R. J. Hickcy, Conservative.
Atlin—James Stables,Liberal; Dr.
Young, Conservative;  J.  Kirland,
■^ribod (2)—S. A. Rogers, W.
Adams, Conservative; James Murphy, Hany Jones, Liberal.
Chilliwack—C. W. Munro, Literal; J. L. Atkinson, Conservative.
Columbia—W. C. Wells, Liberal,
elected by acclamation.
Comox—F. McB. Young, Liberal;
Robt. Grant, Conservative.
Cranbrook—Dr. James H. King,
Liberal; ThomasCavin, Conservative
Cowichan—J. N. Evans, Liberal;
E. M. Skinner, Conservative.
Delta—John Oliver,  Liberal; W.
H. Ladner, Conservative.
Dewdney—W. W. Forrester, Liberal; Hon. R. McBride, Conservative.
Esquimalt—John Jardine, Liberal;
C. E. Pooley, Conservative,
Fernie—J. McPherson, Socialist-
Labor; E. C. Smith, Liberal; W. R.
Ross, Conservative.
Grand Forks—W. H. P. Clement,
Liberal; Geo. A. Fraser, Conservative; J. Riordan, Socialist.
Greenwood—J. R. Brown, Liberal;
Dr. E. G. Spankie, Conservative.
IslandB—T. W. Patterson.Liberal;
H. W. Bullock, Conservative.
Kamloops—F. J. Deane, Liberal;
F. J. Fulton, Conservative.
Kaslo—JohnL. Retallack,Liberal;
Rol)ect-«S. Green, Conservative; S.
Shannon, Socialist.
Lillooet—A. McDonald, Conservative, elected by acclamation.
Nanaimo—Edward'Quennell,Conservative; J. H. Hawthornthwaite,
Socialist; H. Sheppard, Labor.
Nelson City—S. S. Taylor, Liberal; John Houston,   Conservative.
Newcastle — David W. Munay,
Liberal; A. Bryden, Conservative;
P. Williams, Socialist.
New Westminster—Thos. Gifford,
Conservative; W. H. Keary, Liberal.
Okanagan—T. W. Sterling, Liberal;
Price Ellison, Conservative.
Revelstoke—James M. Kellie,Lib-
eral; Tiomas Taylor, Conservative;
J. wflSennett, Socialist.
Richmond—John C. Brown, Liberal; F. L. Carter-Cotton, Conservative.
Rossland—J. A. Macdonald, Liberal; A. S. Goodeve, Conservative.
Saanich—H. Tanner, Liberal; D.
M: Eberts,- Conservative.
Similkameen—W. A. McLean,
Liberal; L. W. Shattord, Conservative.
Slocan—W. Hunter, Conservative;
W. Davidson, Ind. Labor.
Skeena—P. Herman, Liberal;
C. W. D. Clifford, Conservative.
Vancouver City (5)—Joseph Martin, T. S. Baxter, J. B. Turnhull,
Dr. W. D. Brydone-Jack and C. R.
Monck, Liberals; Hon. R. G. Tatlow, Hon. C. Wilson, Janice F. Garden, A. H. B. MacGowan and W. J.
Bowser, Conservatives; Francis Williams, A. G. Perry and J. McLaren,
Labor; E. Stcbbings, Mortimer nnd
Gifliths, Socialist.
Victoria (4)—It. L. Drury, W. G.
Cameron, J. I). MeNiven and. Rich*
urd Hall, Liberals; H. D. Helmcken,
Hon. A. E. McPhillips, C. Hayward and Joseph Hunter, Conservatives; T. T. Watters, Socialist.
Yale—Stuart Henderson, Liberal;
T. G. MoMonamon, Conservative.
Ymir—Alfred Parr, Liberal; H.
Wright, Conservative.
Prescriptions Carefully
The following is thc statement of
tho ore tonnage shipped from Republic and Danville over the Kettle
Valley line last week: , - '
Mountain Lion— ' .
Booundary Falls ....^    185
ToTrail smelter    673
Knob Hill-
To Nelson smelter      30
Hall Bros.—
To Granby smelter ....;     20
Ruby Mine—
To Hall Mines smelter      20
Lucille Dreyfus—
To Granby smelter    130
Total, tons 1,271
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learned the lesson in theory we have shown. Our
customers will testify that we have also learned it
in practice.
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Etc., Etc.
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Our Jobbing Plant is new, and consists of the
■latest and most popular fates of type and thc
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