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The Evening Sun Jan 16, 1903

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Grand Forks, B. C, Friday, January 16, 1903.
No. 22
Large and Representative,
Listened to the Candidates
for Civic Honors.
A citizens' mass meeting was held
in the Biden opera house last night
for the purpose of giving the various
candidates nominated yesterday an
opportunity to meet the ratepayers
and outline the policy they intended
to pursue. Among the audience,
which was large and representative,
there was a goodly sprinkling of the
gentler sex, who took a great deal of
interest in the proceedings, 'fhe
best of good feeling prevailed.'
On motion of Martin Burrell, seconded by W. H. Creitz, Dr. John
Westwood was elected to preside
over the meeting. In taking the
chair, Mr. Westwood stated that he
would not permit the speakers to indulge in personalities.
Aid. Gaw was the first speaker on
the list. Mr, Gaw said he favored
the grading and improvement of
upper Riverside avenue. He did
not believe in making rash promises,
but would trust to his record in the
council during the past year for his
Aid. Cusson said he had no platform at present. Platforms had been
made by the candidates a year ago,
and a number of them had been
ruthlessly trampled under foot. For
that reason he did believe in making promises to support measures
that unforeseen future events might
prove anything bnt wise. He preferred to be unhampered by platforms, as a general thing, and to
act on public matters in accordance
to the dictates of justice and good
Aid. Hammar attempted to make
an explanation regarding his action
in connection with the liquor bylaw. He didn't gain any new friends
by the attempt.
Neil McCallum, candidate for alderman from the West ward, made
the first good speech of the evening.
He said this was the first time he
had had the extreme pleasure of addressing a Grand Forks audience;
but, as he intended to be elected, it
would not be the last. He paid a
fine tribute to his running mate, R.
W. Trotter, who, he said, had done
more than any other man for the
town, both by hard work and in a
financial way, and he (Mr. Trotter)
was also going to be elected by a big
majority.     He   said    he    would
like to pay his respects to another
candidate from his ward, but lack of
time and the rules laid down by the
chairman prevented him from doing
so. However, he would paint him
in his true colors before the campaign was over.
Aid. Sheads said this was the first
time he had appeared on the vaudeville stage for a year. He hadn't
missed but one council meeting during the past past year. He thought
his name would be near the top of
the list on the night of the 22d.
Thomas Foulston, labor candidate for alderman in the East ward,
was not afraid to let the people know
where he stood. If elected he would
endeavor to carry out the platform
published in The Sun last week to
the letter. He believed the laws of
the land regarding Sunday observance should be enforced.
R. W. Trotter, aldermanic nominee from the West ward, made a
brilliant speech, pleading for harmony and unanimity between different sections of tue city. He said
this was an opportune tio^e to give
three cheers for the new city. If
elected he would endeavor to work
in the interest of the whole city first,
and ward second. The electors were
going to return him.
J. B. Henderson, aldermanic candidate from the Center ward, felt
disappointed because some light
had not been thrown on the financial condition of the city. He was
willing to be judged by his work as
a school trustee, and' to win or lose
by that record. If he was elected
he would see that the laws on the
statute books were enforced. He
thought the tune for reform had arrived.
Joseph Manly, candidate for alderman from the East ward, had
only made up his mind to enter the
;racc at 11 o'clock that day, therefore' he had no platform. He believed an alderman should be the
servant of the people.
N. McLellan, aldermanic candidate from the Center ward, said the
city had as fine a school house as
any town in the interior of British
Columbia, and thought that sidewalks ought to be built to it. If the
people elected him he would endeavor to have them constructed.
He believed in employing business
methods in the transaction of the
city's affairs. If elected he would
work in ihe inerests of the entire
John Gilmour, candidate for alderman from the Center ward, was
very positive of election. He ad-
viced the people to vote for him if
they desired an honest administration.
A. D. Morrison, aldermanic candidate from the West ward, attended the meeting in the same way he
has attended the Columbia council
meetings during the past—by tjeing
M. R. Feeney, candidate for alderman from the center, was also
Chas. Cumings was the first
speaker of the mayoralty candidate.
He said the coming year should be
the growing time of Grand Forks;
but the citizens had a great deal of
work to do to make it what it should
be—the first city in southeastern
British Columbia. He proposed
that the mayor and aldermen serve
without pay during the ensuing
term. He reviewed his contract
with the Grand Forks council in regard to opening up Bridge street at
length. It had been passed unanimously, he said, by the council; the
seal of the city, had been affixed,
and in that condition it had been
delivered to him. At the next
meeting Mayor Holland had vetoed
it. Aid. Hammar interrupted the
speaker by saying that, the contract
had not passed the council unanimously. There had been one vote
against it.
Cumings—Who voted against it?
Hammar—I did.
Cumings (to audience)—Hammar voted against it. (To Hammar)
I thought you voted for it. If you
didn't it was because you was too
busy in the next room.
Mr. Cumings said every effort
should be made to obtain an appropriation for rip-rapping the river.
He did not believe in sectionalism
in the city. He favored encourag-'
ing the building of ■ new railroads
and other enterprises, but was opposed to nranting bonuses.
Martin Burrell made quite a
lengthy speech, which was at times
very eloquent. The kept the audience in good humor by interpolating
hr*«hi8 remarks a number of really
anecdotes. It would be a dull heart
indeed, he said, which would not
beat faster at sight of such an enthusiastic audience. He favored
the greatest amount of publicity on
the transactions of the city afficials
as the best safeguard that the people't money would be properly used.
The only question on which he took
a firm stand was, that if he was
elected the roulette wheel would
have to go,
P. T. McCallum started his remarks by saying thc audience was
the most intelligent he had ever faced
and for this compliment he was
heartily applauded. If he was
elected there would be two planks
in the council chamber over which
all   measures  would have to pass.
These planks would be labeled "Justice and Impartiality." All meetings would be open and above board.
No star-chamber council meetings
would be permitted. Regarding
Sunday observance, the law on the
statute books would be enforced.
He regretted that some light had
not been thrown on the condition of
the city finances. All city employes
would be asked to resign, and would
stand on an equal footing with outsiders when reappointments were
made. He would endeavor to secure government appropriations for
rip-rapping the river and for public
buildings. He asked his friends
and all who favored his principles to
place an X opposite Pete McCallum's
name on the 22d.
W. H. Creitz, after an original and
unique introduction; read his platform, making brief comments on
and explanations of every clause.
This platform is already familiar to
our readers.
The following are the statistics of
the provincial government office in
this city for the calendar year 1902:
No. Revenm
Freerainerscertificates437 $ 2,070.25
Companies certificates 3 300.00
Special certificates...    6 90.00
Certificates of work.. 580      1,150.00
Records of location of
mineral claims 17.7        442.50
Conveyances 137        360.20
Certificates of improvements  51 127.50
Permission to relocate   1 12.50
Filings 70 17.50
Water rights     2 46.50
Miscellaneous seceipts 308.30
Fees for crown grants
passed through office 1[275.00
Provincial revenue tax
collections  2,808.00
Law stamps  441.60
Liquor licence fees in
Grand Forks mining division  2,070.00
Trade licence fees in
Grand Forks mining division  122.50
Total  «12,002.35
At thc request of a large number of the electors of the Westward,
Neil McCallum and and R. W.
Trotter have consented to become
aldermanic candidates from that
ward, and respectfully solicit the
support and influence of the ratepayers. If elected they can be depended upon to work in the interest of the whole city.
For a nice hair-cut or shave go to
the City Barber Shop on Riverside
avenue.    Baths 25a
The finest imported goods at the
"Club."    C. C. Tilley.
The Grand Forks hotel, the oldest,
hotel in the city, has a capacity
for 70 people. Everything up to
date.    Rites, $1 and $1.">() per day. racEjnKMMiBtfh
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Published Every Tuesday and Friday Evenings at Grand Forks and Columbia, B.C., by
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Six Months  1.00 | One Month	
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Legal notices, 10 and 5 oents per line.
Address all communications to
The Evening Sun, Columbia,H. C.
fjy-1'HONK 55.
In our last issue we drew Attention to the clean closing of the Columbia council's financial career,
pointing out that they have kept the
spirit of their agreement with Grand
Forks by coming into the new city
clear of debt, and with valuable
assets, among which is an amount of
collectable taxes. We also expressed
a hope that Grand Forks would do
likewise, and give the new city a
clean sheet and a fair start. Later
we learn that Grand Forks' council
has a large amount of debt which
they will be unable to pay before
going out of office, and which, accordingly, will be a burden upon the
new city. This is a very serious
matter and one which should be
carefully considered by the candidates for office at the coming election
in making up their platform. The
amount of expenditure by the new
council must necessarily be reduced
by the amount of the old council's
debt to be paid, since "debt is the
worst kind of poverty," and must
be recognized. Thus it will bo seen
that candidates in presenting their
platforms must make liberal allowance for paying for improvements
made last year by the Grand Forks
council. Notwithstanding this unwarranted debt we find that the
council presented Mayor Holland on
the 31st of December with the neat
sum of $200 for his valuable (?) services during the past season.
If A. D. Morrison is attending to
his own business he should be here to
canvass for the election, since he allowed himself to be nominated. If
anyone else is attending to his business he should not be elected. The
electors of the West ward hav e some
sense of business themselves, and don't
want their business done second-hand.
Tracy Holland is interesting
himself very much in the election of
A. D. Morrison,
A meeting of the electors of the
Westward will be held in ■ the hall
over Hodson's store tomorrow (Saturday) night at 8 o'olock. The candidates, Messrs. Trotter and McCallum,
and others will address the meeting.
Any or all of Mr. Morrison's support-
el's are cordially invited to attend,
and will be allowed sufficient time to
explain their positions.
In Knox Prerbyterian church next
Sunday morning the Sacrament of the
Lord's Supper will be held. In the
afternoon at 4 o'clook there will be a
baptism. At the evening service it
is especially requested that as many
as possible of the electors of Grand
Forks attend, the subject being, "Our
Immediate Dut}7 as Citizens."
As announced in our last issuer a
sleighing party went out to Covert's
ranch on Wednesday evening. Over
fifty people—old and young—helped
to fill some seven sleighs with as jolly
a crowd as one could wish for. Mr.
Covert, his wife and daughters had
the house looking like a glimpse of
fairyland. Nestling at the foot of
frowning, bltick hills covered with
spruce, fir and tamarac, with his
beautiful orchard taking its winter
sleep, with the bright moon overhead
and the glistening snow below. Inside
all was light and warmth, while parlor
games, singing and music kept everyone engaged, and the time passed all
too quickly. Mr. Covert distributed
the fruits of his orchard among his
guests, the flavor of his apples and
prunes calling forth praise. The
Ladies' Aid of Knox church provided
the refreshments. About midnight a
vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs- Covert
was moved by C, M. Turner and seconded by John Donaldson, and unanimously carried. Mr. Covert gave a
neat reply, and the merry party broke
up with the singing of "Auld Lang
Syne." The Ladies' Aid wish to
thank those who so kindfy provided
the teams for the occasion.
The Grand Forks Hockey club play
the retujn game with Phoenix at the
latter place tomorrow night, and are
running a special train for the purpose. A large crowd of enthusiasts
expect to take in the trip. The locals
have also been invited to play in
Rossland on Saturdax, 14th inst., and
the invitation will probably be accepted.
WANTED—A lady with some
knowledge of pressing ladies'
and gentlemen's clothing. For
particulars call at Mrs. Johnson's,
ihe cleaner, Riverside and Main sts.,
Grand Forks.
Of the Municipality of the
City of Grand Forks, av
Now Incorporated.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the urgent request of a large
number of the electors of the municipality, I have decided to allow
my name to be placed in nomination for Mayor at the forthcoming
election. I shall consider it my
duty to impartially use my best efforts and past experience to advance
the interests of every part of the
Thanking you for the generous
support accorded mc in the past,
and soliciting your vote and influence on this occasion, I shall, if
elected, do my best for the interests
of the whole city. v
Yours respectfully,
Peter Taylor MoCall. um
To the Electors of the
Amalgamated Cities:
Ladies and Gentlrmen.
At the request of many of the*
ratepayers, I have decided to become a candidate for the Mayoralty
in the coming elections. My attitude towards civic matters will be defined from the public platform before
election day. If elected I shall endeavour, fo the utmost of my ability,
tp discharge the duty of the Chief
Executive "in such a way as will
tend to promote the best interests
of the whole community. I shall
be grateful for your support, and
may assure you that I will do all in
power to merit your confidence.^ * '
I have the honor to remain,
Yours faithfully,
Martin Burrell.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the urgent request of. a large
number of the ratepayers of the Center ward, I have decided to offer
myself as a candidate for alderman
from that ward in, the approaching
municipal election. I respectfully solicit your support and influence, and
if olected I will work to the best of
my ability for the best interests of the
entire city.    Yours faithfully,
Charles Cusson.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Having been requested by a large
number of the electors to offer myself as a candidate for Alderman
from the Center ward in the coming
municiple election, I have decided
to become a candidate, and respectfully solicit your support and influence. If elected I will use my influence to have justice done all parts
of the city.   I remain,
Yours respectfully,
N. McLellan.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the request of many ratepayers,
I am a candidate for ,Alderman
from the First ward, and would respectfully ask your support. If you
elect me I can only say I will do the
best I can for the whole city.
Yours respectfully,
H.^. Sheads.
Ladies and Gentlemen.
At the request of nUny citizens,
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for Alderman from the Second
ward. L respectfully solicit your
support, and if elected I will work
to the best of my ability in thc interest of thc whole city.
Yours faithfully,
M. R. Feeney.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the urgent request of many
electors of the West ward, I have
consented te my name being placed
in nomination for alderman in the
aforesaid ward. If elected my endeavor will be to serve the whole city
in an equitable manner. Earnestly soliciting xour support, I remain
Yours respectfully,
A. D. Morrison.
The most recherche bar in the
Boundary district — the "Club,"
First street.    C. C. Tilley, Prop.
Call at the "Club," First street,
for the leading brands of Canadian
and Kentucky whiskies. C. C. Til-
ley, Prop.
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.
Any person having a claim against
the corporation of the city of Columbia is requested to present the same
at once, as thc council is anxious to
pay all claims against the city before retiring from office.
J. A. McCallum,
City Clerk.
Forks—J. R. Robertson, B.A., pastor.
Services every Sunday at 11 a.m. ard 7:80 p.
m,; Sunday school and Bible class, 3 p.m.:
Westminster Guild of C. K., Tuesday, 8
A. G. Calder, pastor—Services every Sun-
. day at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday sohool
j and Bible class at 2.30 p. m.
BAPTIST CHURCH, Columbia-Rev. Ralph
Trotter, pastor; preaching service at 11
a,m. every Sunday; Sunday school at 3
p.m.; all are welcome.
aud Filth sts. J. F. Betts,pastor. Services
every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p.m.;
olass meeting at close of morning service;
Sunday school and Bible clans at 3p. m.;
prayer meeting every Wednesday evening
at 8 o'olock. The public is cordially Invited.
under new management.
Mrs. Lily Rasmussen, Proprietress
Good Board and Rooms by
the day, week or month.
Manicure Sets
Fancy Atomizers
Ebony Brush Sets
Finest Imported
Perfumes, etc.
The only plaee in town
where you oan buy
McCormick's Famous
Maracaibo Chocolates
Pipes, Tobaccos, Etc.
All Leading Brands ol Cigars
Phrat64 n>
New and Second-Hand
Goods Bought and Sold
g N. D. McINTOSH *
%    Cor.' Bridge and Second Sts.     g
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 hot 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 Worh,
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, fpr every day in the
year, all charmingly illustrated with
nearly two hundred engravings.
The price qf 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. Lpuis, Mo.,
arid prove to yourself their great
The Evening Sun job department
is the'best equipped in the Boufr
dary 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
anal comfortable ride through the
heart of the Rocky Mountains in
view of the grandest scenery on the
American continent?
This you can do by travelling on
the Rto Grande system, the far
famed ''Scenic Line of the World,''
the only transcontinental line passing through Salt Lake City, Glen
wood Springs, Leadville, Colorado
Springs and Denver enroute to eastern points.
Three daily express trains make
close connections with all trains cast
and west, and afford a choice of five
distinct routes of travel. The equipment of these trains is the tiest, irf-
cluding free reclining chair cars,
standard and tourist sleepers, a per-
lect dining car service, and 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 thc continent can be found
than is provided by, these excursions.
For additional details address J,
D. Mansfield, Gen. Agt., Rio Grande
Lines, No. 124 Third Street, Portland, Ore.
A number of series of the latest
styles in type faces have lately been
added to The Evening Sun job department.
Mining and   Real
Estate Dealers
i' •
Insurance Agents
Lots Fob Sale in All
Parts of the City.
Choice Garden Lands
aT Low Prices.
The Windsor
Orand Forks, B. C.
Only the best
N.    Taylor,   Prop.
Rose Bill Dairy
Milk and Cream
Delivered to all parts of
Grand Forks, and Columbia.
Attended to.
PHONE   Clo6
\ Square Hotel
Nicely Furnished Rooms and
First-class Board at Reasonable Prices..
Workingmen's Patronage
riverside av.      GRAND FORKS, B.C.
Pacific Hotel
Phone ;.».
Opposite C.P. R. Station,
TAKE NOTICE, that I, the undersigned,
I intend, 30 days after date, to apply to the
Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
License to prospectfor coal and oil on'.the
coal claim situated about 52 miles from
Orand Forks, li. C, on tho west bank of the
West Pork of the Nortli 'Fork of Kettle
river, in Yale District of British Columbia;
said claim consists of 640 acres.   ,
Notice of location is on northeast .^corner,
elni ninictSlI chains west, 80 chains south, 80
chuins east, and 80 chains north to point of
fo nineiicBiiient.
Dated ou the ground this -0th day of September, 1902.
Jobbing Promptly
Attended to.
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
Thos. H.  Ingram
Hooks of Firms and Corporations
Audited and Reports Made.
Phone 108
Box 22 Columbia, B. C,
In reviewing thc 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 has 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
Mr. John Fitzwilliams, who has
charge of the Zala M mine, has returned to Republic from Sheridan
camp after making a partial examination of the property. He reports
that he is not yet in a position to
outline operations, but he- will employ fifteen men and the mine will
soon be worked to its full capacity.
Considerable ore has been shipped,
averaging about $60. There are
probably over 200 tons now on the
dumps, and that will be/shipped at
D. W. McVicar, of Nelson, who
is Avorking the Lancashire fraction,
near Greenwood, under bond, has
obtained an option on the Dayton,
near Camp McKinney. A short
time ago he visited that property in
company with C. B. Bash, and he
considered the showing]good enough
to warrant his endeaving to arrange
fof^its purchase. He has been making enquiries, too, as to terms asked
on adjoining claims, sa as to get a
The Montreal & Boston Copper
company, having decided to put in
a new copper converter at its smelter at Boundary Falls, has ordered
the necessary plant, but it will be
late in the year before it will be installed. This company appears to
be steadily preparing for operations
on a much larger scale. Its second
furnace will be running as soon as
possible after the second Conners-
ville blower, ordered some time ago,
shall have been received and put in
place, but like all other orders for
machinery sent from the Boundary
there has been delay in shipping it
fro^ the manufactory. The third
furnace for 'these works is being
manufactured in Spokane, and this
will probably be received at the
smelter soon after the blower shall
arrive. Recent advices state that
the latter is to be at once placed
on the cars and sent west.
Phil McDonald and James Suth
erland now have thc Elkhorn mil*
eral   claim   under a working bond
and are doing some prospecting on
it with the object ot finding the con
tinuation of the Providence vein b
lieved to run into this claim.   Eig
or nine years ago some of the richest ore sent out from the Boundary
creek claims—and some rich ore was
shipped to Tocama from this   dis
trict by Howard Walters and those
interested   with him in 1893-94
came from the Elkhorn, but the oro
shoot soon  gave   out.    Several at
tempts   have  since been made   to
pick up' thc vein again, but so   far
without success, but McDonald and
Sutherland   are determined   to  try
their luck at it.    The Elkhorn   adjoins Greenwood city on the north.
—Greenwood Times.
»as   CHRISTMAS  xmk
If you want fine new (this season's)  Fruit
and Candied Peel for your Xmas Cake and Plum
Pudding, go to Hodson's.    He can fill the bill,
and has nothing but the best—no old stock.
Just what you want,  and any amount of
RinS MO   011 The Old
Up    nUi OU Reliable.
Don't Forget the Place,
-   -   TO TRY OUR
Pure Drugs
Prescriptions Carefully
Compounded .
Fraser Drug Co., Druggists
Epps' Cocoa
The Most
Grateful-Comforting   Breakfast-Supper
Good Dry Wood Delivered to
Any Part of the Citv. »
Another consignment of colored
billheads and statement has just been
received at The Evening Sun job
office. Start the new year by laying
in a supply of neat, well printed
Clarendon Restaurant
Miss Ida Tenkate, Pkop.
First-Class Board and Neatly
Furnished Rooms at
Moderate Prices.
Cafe—Riverside and Bridge
Hotel—Riverside Avenue
Under One Management.


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