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Seventh Year---No. 6.
Grand Forks, B. C, Friday. Decerhber 6, 1907.
$1.00 Per Year in Advance.
Mines at Phoenix Will Start
Operations Again Tomorrow
Smelter in This City to Be
Blown In a Few .Pays
Later    **
The resumption of operations by
the Granby Consolidated now appears to be only a question of days,
and it is quite probable that next
week will see some of the furnaces in
blast at the big reduction works in
this city.
Jay P. Graves, general manager of
the Granby Consolidated, "while in the
city last Saturday, made*Hhe following statement: "Since the closing
of our mines and smelter about three
weeks ago, because of the low price of
copper and our high operating costs,
we have been able to bring about some
1 reductions in our costs of supplies and
!iiT general expenses, and have been approached by some of our former em
ployees asking if we would resume on
the scale of wages paid about a yeai
ngo and as now in effect at Rossland,
Butte and elsewhere. Under the proposed reductions the Granby company
can afford to again operate, and we
have decided to start our mines on
December 5th and the smelting 'vorks
two or three days later. I am of the
opinion that the price of copper will
remain at 12 to 16 cents per pound
for somo months. We will proceed as
fast as possible to increase our output
at the mines and to increase the smelter capacity that we have under con
Ou Wednesday evening the Granby
management posted notices at the
smelter in this city, advising those
that desired employment to apply at
the works on Saturday, the 7th inst.,
and stating that the scale of wages
paid prior to the time the eight-hour
day became operative would prevail.
This scale is identical with the wages
now paid in Rossland, Butte, Trail
and all through the Slocan district.
In yesterday's Nelson Daily News
the ollicers of the local labor union
questioned the correctness of Mr.
Graves' statement in regard to the
resumption of work because lhat body
had not been consulted in tho matter,
Tho union also had posters printed
and distributed late yesterday afternoon advising workmen to keup away
from this city and I'lioenix.
The Granby people take tho stand
that at present they have no employees to doal with. When tho works
shut down everybody were given their
time and discharged, and they naturally contend that in resuming operation they have a perfect right to start
in on an entirely new basis.
Similar notices to those posted at
the smelter have also been posted at
the mines in Phoenix, and it is understood that work is to be started there
Yesterday's Spokesman-Review contains communications from A. E,
Hardy, president of the Grand Forks
union, and W. J. Loutliit, president
of the Phoenix union, in which these
gentlemen make the assertion that the
report that the Granby smelter and
mines are to start up on the old scale
of wages is absolutely false, and
that the miners of Phoenix wil lnot
take any reduction in wages.
To tbese communications Manager
Graves makes the following reply:
"The interview with me quoted in
the Spokesman-Review for Monday is
correct. The mines will start up tomorrow, and as many men will be put
to work as apply. Others will be taken
as fast as possible. I do not know A.
E. Hurdy, to whom you refer. I do
not know whether the union has
tul en any action or not."
Amendment   to   the Liquor
Licensa Bylaw Is Practically Dead       -•-
A New York dispatch states that
the directors of the Granby Mining,
Smelting & Power Company, Ltd.,
have postponed action on the regular quarterly diyidend.
The MacDonalds, of the Grand
Forks Machine k Steel Structural
Works, say they are making rapid
progress on tbe big steal Hue dust
chamber at tbe Granby smelter, and
•xpect to complete the contract by
Naw Year's. They also report having received a number of important
new contracts this week.
J. B. Henderson and son Arthur
returned Monday evening from
Bonnington Falls, where Mr. Henderson bas been engaged during the
past six months in superintending
the construction of residences for
West Kootenay Power company.
It ii understood that the company
had under consideration some extensive end important improvements to the power plant, which
would probably have taken over a
year to complete, but tha recent tig-
nal of distress in Wall street nippid
these plans in tbe bud, and for the
present at leasi all work has been
suspended at Bonnington.
Wes. Fee is dang.rously ill at the
Grand Forks hospital, suffering from
a severe attack of typhoid-pneumonia.
W. B. Willcox, proprietor nf the
Phoenix Pioneer, came down the
hill last Sunday morning to interview Jay P. Graves.
Frache   Bros.,  of   the Columbia
greenhouses,    are   now shipping
flowers  as   far  east  ns Minn-jaw,
Miss Unite, of the public sohool
stall of teachers, Inst week received
the sad news of the death of her sister, and she left nt once for Calgary
to attend the funeral. Miss Isabel
Henderson is acting as her substitute during her absence.
It is rumored on pretty accurate
authority that Lome A. Campbell,
of the West Kootenay Power company, intends to make a number of
important improvements on hiB
ranch south of this city next spring.
These are puzzling dnys for the
poor rancher. He doesn't know
whether to do his fall ploughing or
to start in with his spring   planting.
When remitting money get an express order. Cash on demand of
payee. To all parts. S. T. Hall,
branch agent Dominion   Express  Co,
For Sale—A fancy team and rig;
also good suit of clothes; must be disposed of before next municipal election.    Apply to any hotel man.
Big Batch of Letters From
City Solicitor Re Bridge
and K.V.L.
The regular bi-weekly meeting of
the city council was held in the
council chambers Monday evening,
all the members being in attendance.
The city solicitor submitted a
number of communications, which
were read and considered. In regard to the obstruction to the Third
•treet drain by the Kettle Valley
line, Mr. Warrington had given the
solicitor assurances that the same
would be repaired. In the matter
of the First street bridge the solicitor had received a letter from D.
Whiteside, who is acting for the
Yale-Columbia Lumber company,
asking that action be postponed for
a few days until thc manager of the
company arrived m the city, when
he thought an amicable adjustment
of the points in dispute could be
made. A number of letters were
also read from the federal railway
commission respecting the deviiation
from its original plans of the Kettle
Valley line in constructing a siding
near the government building. Regarding the petition of Tony Can-
tock, asking for $250 damages by
reason of having sustained injuries
from a live wire, the solicitor rendered an opinion to the effect that
tbe city waB not legally liable for
the accident, as no negligence on the
part of the city could be shown, and
the petitioner had been injured
while crossing private property.
The solicitor, in a lengthy communication, reviewed the legal phise of
the case, The communication was
ordered filed.
Final action iu regard to the First
street bridge dispute was deferred
until the 6th inst.
A letter from the chairman of the
board of police commissioners stated
that the board could not see its way
clear to reduce the force nt present,
nn by doing so the city would have
to employ a man to assist the city
engineer.    Report adopted.
The monthly report of the chief
of the fire department showed thnt
no fires had iici'lirrod during the
past month ll.* hydrants and ap
paratus are iu goml condition, nc
cojding to Iln* report. Un motion
the chief wns instructed to submit a
report at the nejtt meeting of the
council regarding the condition of
the fire alarm system.
A resolution was adopted authorizing the proper city ollieials to sign
a contract with the Canadian Westinghouse company for the required
number of electric light metres during the coming year.
The chairman of the hoard of
works reported that the work of
grading Winnipeg avenue was still
in progress. Thu estimates for the
present year, however, were practically exhausted.
The chairman of the water and
light committee reported in favor of
street lights ait Winnipeg nnd Fifth
street, at Alexandra street, at thc
residences of Mrs. liurgeis and Carl
Wolfram, and for the installation of
the system in the latter's residence,
provided he made the necessary connections.
David Whiteside addressed the
couneil briefly on nehalf of the Kettle Vailey line. The point of dispute between the council and the
company appears to be the siding
near the court house, for which no
provisions seems to have been made
in the original profile. Mr. White
side said the company had no intention of overriding the bylaw,
and cited the fact tbat the bylaw
grained them eight street crossing.**,
and only eight had been construct-
ed. To operate the road successfully, however, it wns necessary to
construct sidetracks, and the company had arrived at the conclusion
that the most convenient place for
such a siding wns near the mountain. Chief Engineer Warrington,
who was present, also stated that
the company intended to adhere
strictly to the bylaw. Action on the
matter was held in abeyance for a
few days. In the meantime tbe
members of the council, accompanied by the city solicitor and-
representatives of the company, are
to make a personal inspection of the
Fred Clark, on behalf of tbe athletic association, asked the council
for a two-plank walk from the old
Miner house to the rink. On motion, the association was given tbe
material for the walk and the use of
the oity team to plough a few fnr-
rows around the rink. Mr. Clark
also asked for a reduction of the
light rate of $15 per month, as recommended by the water and light
committee at the last meeting. Aid.
Woodland moved that it be reduced
to $10 per month, hut Aid. Miller
objected, and the motion failed to
carry. The recommendation of the
committee was then adopted, and
the rate fixed at 815 per month     J
The city electrician reported that
the material required for placing the
street lights on different circuits
would cost about 8225; for Winnipeg avenue, $75.
The referendum bylaw was reconsidered and finally passed.
Leave was granted Aid. Horner
to introduce his amendment to the
Liquor License Bylaw, 1 DOG, and
on motion it passe i it- first reading.
The amendment makes ihe license
fee for hotels $300 for every* six
months, instead of $2oi) us at present. Aid. Woodland and McCallum
moved (but the bylaw be laid over
for six months foi further consideration. This [niled to carry, Aid.
Woodland and MoCallum voting for
the resolution, innl Aid. Hardy,
Horner and Miller against it. A
motion to read Ihe bylaw a second
lime failed to secure the required
two-thirds majority, Woodland and
McCalluin voting against the motion.
The bylaw is regarded as practically
dead. Of course it can come up for
a second reading at the next meeting, but as the mayor has declared
himself as opposed to thc bylaw, it
stands no chance of passing the
committee stage.
Aid. Hardy became quite sarcastic when he realized the fate of the
bylaw. The hotel men, ho said,
were the only people that could afford to wear good clothes, drive
fancy rigs, and Hash fifty-dollar
{Continued on Page Two.)
West Kootenay Power Company Has Big Project in
Cover Track From Procter to
Boundary Falls   With
Lome A. Campbell while in town
yesterday, snys the Nelson Daily
News of laBt Sunday, was shown a
receut dispatch to the News emanating from Vsncouver referring to
the likelihood of tbe electrification
of the Canadian Pacific railway lines
in this vicinity, and asked what
truth theie was in the matter. Mr,
Campbell replied that there was a
great deal of truth in it, although he
had no recent information on the
subject. He had approached the
Canadian Pacific leveral yean ago
as to the project, and it had been a
matter of negotiation ever since.
Mr. Campbell thought that electrification was bound to come for business reasons. His plant at Bonnington wa» now capable of generating
20,000 horsepower, and [with the
addition of some new units, which
were provided for in the present
building, thii could be raised to 36,
000 horsepower. Even then this
would not be the end, as there then
would be power left in the Kootenay
river, especially if that were raised
by means of a dam, to supply yet
farther voltage.
He had reported to the Canadian
Pacific railway, and he could make
his claim good, that the Bonnington
plant was capable of supplying electric power within a radius of 150
miles of the power plant, the radius
being taken in an air line, not necessarily along the track supplied.
The dispatch talked of the putting
of electricity only on the heavier
grades, but Mr. Campbell was of the
opinion that if electrification took
place it would be general over the
whole line. In fact, that was tin-
only practical way. There would not
necessarily be any changes in the
car rolling stock, an electric train
being very much like a steam train,
with the exception of the locomotive.
There were various ways of applying
electricity, but the method uio*-t
likely to hi* adopted would be tiie
trolley system. This did not mean
ll trolley system resembling that ol a
street car, hut would be something
along the same lines.
On a level roadbed electricity hint
a great advantage, but it was when
a heavy grade was tackled that the
great saving came. Hence Mr.
Campbell claims that the Canadian
Pacific by adopting electricity would
have a great advantage over its rivals
in being able tn handle freight'more
expeditiously nnd more economically, With electrification,the whole
business of moving ore would surely
fall into the hands of the Canadian
Pacific, and ns that meant the moving of nearly two million tons of ore
yearly, even at tho present time, it
could be readily seen that Ihe business was enormous.
The undertaking would be a  big
(Continued on Page Two.) HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT
*^ progressive store is now filled
with an endless variety of Christinas Gifts,
Christmas shoppers will find ex-
bra pleasure hi making their purchases here on account oi the neat
price saving on every article.
Nowhere else in all of the interior nf British Columbia can you see
such an extensiveline of Diamonds,
Watches, .Jewelry of all kinds,
Clocks, Cut Glass, and our immense exhibit of Silver Goods of
every description suggests many inexpensive Christinas Gifts.
Remember that you ean buy
many little novelties in Jewelry
and Silver frnm 50 cents and upwards.
Come Early and Avoid the Rush
Jeweler and Optician
Bridge Street Grand Foaks
Ebettmg g>un
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FIUDA*i, DECEMBER fi, 1907
The announcement of tha inime-
diite resumption of operation* by
the Granby Consolidated comes as
rt Christmas gift to the people of the
Boundary district, and will doubtless be doubly welcomed on that
account The news will bring good
cheer to many a fireside on Christmas Eve that would otherwise have
been enveloped in gloom. It is to
be regretted, however, that a slight
cloud of a disagreeable nature should
accompany the report. And it is
a matter of still deeper regret that
the workmen of the district could
not see their way clear to accept,
under the altered conditions, the
slight reduction made in the wage
scale an gracefully as their fellow-
laborers have done in Rossland,
Trail, the Slocan, Montana, Utah
and Arizona. It ie unreasonable to
expect the Granby to] pay the
same wages with copper at 12 cents
it did when the yellow metal brought
25 cents. It is also an Injustice to
attempt to exact a higher wage scale
from the Granby than is paid by
other copper companies, when all
have to sell their product in the
same market st the same price. Under these conditions, should a fight
be brought on between tho union
and tbt company, it may safely bu
predicted tli it public sympathy will
go the latter. We print, in another
column, the wage scale that the
Granby proposes to pay, in older
thnt the people may fully understand the situation.
* "What we have we'll hold" is a
mighty good motto for the man who
holds four aces, but poor consolation
when the cards happen to consist of a
bobtail flush.
It is said that a United States immigration inspector not far from
this city refuses re-admission to the
States of all persons who persist in
wearing "I am one of the undesirable
citizens" buttons. During the shutdown of the smelters and mines, bun
tlreds of men have been forced to dis
card the*, objectionable lmtt.nn nt
international boundary linn or to re-
truce their journey.
(Concluded from Page Our.)
hills when the city elections came
around. If a proposition should
come up to increase the police force
to half a dozen men it would be sure
to carry. He accused the mayor of
changing front on the question,
The mayor replied tint after he
had familiarized himself with the
police department he had found
that the policemen had more work
to do than Im hud at first supposed.
Mr. Hardy, he said, could ascertain
this fact for himself if hi* would take
the trouble of Investigating the
The council then adjourned.
(Concluded i'f-iin Page One.)
one, as it would probably include
all the lines between Procter and
Boundary Kails, .Slocan and Ross-
and. Hence it ivo'uld a couple of
years to instal. What the cost
would be Mr. Campbell could not
say, as this would depend largely
upon the amount of track to be covered,tbe frequency of the service and
th* system to he adopted.
Following is the report of the Grand
Forks public school, a? compiled by
Principal May, for the month of
En- An- Aver- Percent-
rolled, mil. iii/ii. age.
Division 1.. :hi 694 33.05 9i.H0
Division 2.. 41 794 '6,.x0 92.19
Division 3.. 39 Tm 35.16 90.18
Division 4.. 43 840 40.00 93.02
Division 5.. 46 *2l 39.10 85.00
Division 6.. I!7 H86-J- 32.69 88.35
Division 7.. 40    747'    35.57    88.92
Totals....282 5321 253.37 89.84
1900 292 5465   265.23   89.11
Difference..  10    144     6.84       .73
R. R. Gilpin, customs officer at
this port, makes the following detailed report of the customs receipts
at the various sub-customs offices, as
reported to tbe chief office in this
city, for the month of November:
Grand Forks $1,531.64
Phoenix 1,748.15
Carson      115.07
Cascaad      106.83
Total 83,501.69
Lovers of melodrama will be given
a treat at the Grand Forks opera
house when E. J. Carpenter's scenic
production of "At Cripple Creek"
will be presented for one night only,
Tuesday, December 10th. This story
of western mining life is in all respects superior to the classic plays of
this nature which have been presented heretofore. The author has combined pathos, human heart interests
and the good anil the bad are shown
with strong contrasts. Clever and
wholesome comedy abound, antl the
play is presented by a company of unusual strength
Posmaster Geo. H. Hull has heen
attending the convention of pastuias*
ters in Revelstoke this week.
Metal Quotations
New Yoiik, Dec. 4.—Silver, 57J;
lead, -54.75; electrolytic copper, 13|(n:
London, Dec. 4.—Lead, £15 15s;
silver, 26J,
E. J. Carpenter's
Scenic  Production of the   Realistic
Pathos, Laughter and
Human Heart Interest
Popular Prices
Reserved Seats nt Usual Place.
Irish Twist Roll
Imported Smoking Tobacco
Downey's Cigar Store
Bridge Street
Granby Wage Scale
Following is the seale of wages
the Granby company proposes to
pay its employees at the smelter in
this city when work is resumed:
Hrs.    Employment, Per Day
12 Watchman 82.50
U Teamster  2 50
a Mason  5.00
9 Mortarman   3.00
9 Mason's lab.irer  2.50
Machine shop—
9 Machinists  4.00
9 Machinists' helpers (1) 3.50
9 Charge car repairer (1) 3.00
9 Slag car repairer (1)  3.00
9 Chain gang foreman (1) 3.50
9 1st boilermaker  4.00
9 2nd boilermaker  3.75
9 Boilermakers' helper.... 3.00
9  Boilermakers' helper ... 2.75
9 Laborers  2.50
8 Engineers  3.60
8 Engineers con. blowers. 3.(10
8 Engineers pumps  3.15
9 Blacksmith  4.00
9 Blacksmith's helper  3.25
9 Foremen. .,  5.00
9 Carpenter  3.50
9 Laborers  2.50
8 Foreman  3 50
8 Feeder  2.75
8 Laborers  2.60
8 Milleis  3.15
8 Feeders and carmen  2.75
8 Undlouders  3.00
8 Helper  2.75
8 Coke shovellers  2.75
8 Laborers  2.50
8 Shift bosses  5.00
8 Furuacenien  4.00
8 Helpers  3.00
8 Brakemen   3.15
8  Dumpmen  2.70
8 Trackmen, dump  3.25
8 Trackmen, yard  3.00
8 Crane chaser   3.75
8 Scalesman   3.15
8 Pipefitter  3.15
8 Pipe fitter's helper  2.50
8 Head feeder  3.75
8 1st loader   3.15
8 2nd loader  3.00
H Laborers  2.50
8 Shift bosses   5.00
8 Skinner  3.75
8 Puncher  3.30
8.. . .Crane chaser   2.75
8 Slag conveyor   2 75
K Tampers  2.70
8 Helpers  2.50
8 Head liners   3.15
8 Mudmillmen  2.70
8 Laborers  2.50
Power—   ,
8 Dynamo tender  3.60
12 Flume walkers  2.50
8 1'lowermen   3.40
8 Telephone hoys  2.50
8 Blast eranemen  3.40
8 Converter eranemen  3.40
8 Motormen  3.15
9 Electricians  3.60
9 Electricians' assistants,2 3.25
9 Electricians' assistants.. 2.50
B. C. Land Surveyor
hlelV"      Grand Eorks, C. C.
We Have For Sale
cAlso an Assortment tf
We Want
As we have a number of enquiries   for
small   farms.    We expect  a   number off
buyers in  Grand Forks at an early" date.
It you have farms for sale, call on
A. Erskine Smith 8 Co.
Fish and Game in Season
Great Northern Railway
And Points West thereof in Quebec and Ontario,
Selling dates, December 1st to 31st, inclusive.
Filial return limit, 90 days.
Corresponding low rates to otlier Eastern Points.
Excellent service and accouunadations.
H. SHEEDY, Agent,
Alaska-Yukon Eipoalllon, Senile, Juiu-Oilobcr, 1909
Dixie Jubilee Singers
Tn presenting this coinpany to the
public the management lias made special effort to have a high moral as well
as musical standard. Therefore the
members have been selected from the
best christian homes and have been
trained in some of America's best
schools. Kust University, of Mississippi; Knoxville College and Flak
University of Tennessee, and Obelin
College, of Ohio, are represented in
the company. The quartette is u
special feature and is always a favorite. The prima donna was trained
by one of the best instructors of Chicago. She has a lyric voice, possessing the flute quality, which is classed
by the European masters as being the
rarest and most beautiful. The colored race has produced few singers as
great as she.    The contralto has been
a student at the Obelin conservatory
of music, and also traveled with the
famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. She
possesses a rich and charming voice of
j great depth and power, which has
won for her many admirers. The
pianist is a trained accompanist of
great natural ability. For several
seasons the company has made return
dates, and every succeeding season the
audiences have been larger and the
circle of personal friends wider, because they always give their patrons
a new program. Another cause ul
great popularity is the fact that they
keep the same personnel. This season you see the same familiar faces
and one additional face. This makes
the company, as now composed, consist of both a ladies' quartette and u
male quartette, who will compete for
honors before audiences all over North
America. At the Grand Forks opera
house Thursday evoning, December
12th. Prices 75c and 50c. Reserved
seats at Woodland's. Immigration Inguiry
Vancouver, Not. 30.—Commissioner Mackenzie King brought his
enquiry into Japanese immigration
to a close this afternoon, and in
many respects the evidence today
was the most sensational of the investigation. The contract of Gotch
with the Wellington Collierier company, signed hy the lieutenant-
governor, James Dunsmuir, ami
with the C.P.R. were brought nut.
Gotch strenuously objected to their
being given publicity, but on a
threat that the persons concerned
would be compelled to testify he allowed the documents to go in.
The Wellington agreement provided for five hundred men, to be
given from $1.35 toSl.OO per day,
and was to remain in force for five
years, save on sixty days' notice by
either party of termination. The
immigration coinpany was to enjoy
a monopoly of supplying Japanese
labor as long as they were abte to
meet demands. Gotch sadly said
that they had only furnished forty
men under this contract.
The agreement with the C.P.R.
was to run until 1912, with a thirty
day notice clause, and the immigration company promised to furnish
as many competent workmen and
laborers as were demanded from
time to time. Wages of .$1.35 to
41 G5 per day was guaranteed.
A letter from Superintendent Busteed, dated April, stated that from
four hundred to two thousand Japanese could be taken by the road
this year. Gotch said the men were
employed on the road as far as
Swift Current. He also furnished
men for porters who ran over the
whole line.
C. Gardner Johnson and W. W.
Houltbee, local residehts, who are
ollicers of the collieries company,
were examined, but nothing new
developed save their denial that
Consul Morikawa was connected
with the company. The commission then finally rose, Commissioner
King and the attorneys expressing
rheir satisfaction with the material
Canada has a greater railway
mileage than Italy and Spain combined.
Canada has more railways than
all the South American cocntries.
Canada's railway mileage is expected to double in ten years.
First sod of new Transcontinental
railway turned on September 11,
Canada paid $1,037,574, 1906, in
railway subsidies.
Canada has one mile to 290 pe -
pie. U. S., 378; France, 1:117; tier-
many, 1818; Russia 3400.
Canada's railway mileage per
head of population is greater than
that of any other country.
In actual railway mileage, Canada
ranks eighth in the world.
Canada has nearly as much railway mileage as G. B.
Canada had lees tl an 3,000 miles
of railways in 18G7 at Confederation.
Over 5,000 miles of new railways
are in process of construction, mostly in Western Canada.
C. P. R. 1,400; C. N. R. 1,567;
G. T. P., 1,900; Hill   roads, 1,000.
Projects now under way involve
10,000 miles of new railway, costing
300 millions.
Railway passengers carried, 1906,
28 millions.
Freight carried, 1906, 58 million
Railway gross earnings, 1906,
125 millions.
Regular Price &3.00
An Ofter Which Duels the Special Wants of All Classes nf Readers
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and are out and out Westerners; and recent arrivals from the Old
Country, from the United States and from Eastern Canada.
Perhaps no one newspaper coul.I cater with complete satisfaction
to all these classes, but by this combination oiler every special need
is met
The Weekly Free Press and Prairie Farmer gives a complete record week by week of all happenings in the Western Provinces. In
addition it has special departments for American and British settlers. The Family Herald and Weekly Star supplies the former resident of Eastern Canada with the news of the Eastern portion of the
Dominion in detail, and the Grand Forks Sun provides the local and
Boundary news, which you cannot do without.
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farther out in order lo get a wider
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Globe for 81.Ull pur year,
Biavoua ami Repair Work    a
complete line of 1907 models. A few
second-hand wiiecls cheap. Wheels
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the necessary talking qualities by
having it printed in i. modern ofli.*e
by competent workmen. The Sun
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the reason why we do the'piiuting for
the best firms and corporations in this
We carry the most fashionable stock
of wedding stationery in the Belli]
dary country. And we are the only
olliee in this section that have the
correct, material for pint it. The Sun
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Miss Daisy Hodges returned to
Spokane last Sunday morning to resume her studies at Brnnot Hall
school, after spending the American
Thanksgiving day with her parents
in Ibis city. Mrs. Hodges accompanied her daughter to Spokane.
•liy P. Graves, general manager
of the Granbv Consolidated, arrived
in the city from Spokane last Saturday evening, and returned home
Sunday morning.
A. B. W. Hodges, general  super
intendent   of   the Granby Consolidated,   went   up   to   I'hoenix  last
Monday on a tour of inspection.
.lames l.lijtley, formerly clerk nl
the Yale, has been spending the
present week in the citv. He has
been engaged for some time in making extensive improvements at bis
Chewelah fruit ranch.
H. W. Warrington, chief engineer
ofthe Kettle Valley line, will leave
next week on n well earned vacation
trip. He says he has not been out
of harness for such a long period
tbat he is afraid the shock will prove
W. A. Williams, assistant superintendent of tbe Granby smeltes, returned this week from his vacation
trip, which was considerably abre-
viated by I be recent unexpected
somersaults in the industrial situation.
E. S. Busby, of Vancouver, inspector of customs, was a visitor in
the city last Tuesday.
Aid. Sam Horner is spending the
present week at Curlew, Wash.
Always Carries in Stock
a Fresh Supply of
Ice Cream   and  Summer Drinks
lint and Cold Baths. Nicely Furnish, d
Stove*Rented Rooms. Entirely refurnished und renovated tbrougliout-
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moil til. Special rut-"- to steady hnurd-
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WIS        " * * _
Synopsis of Canadian Homestead
any available Dominion 1..--.1- within tin-
tX Rnllwny Kelt 1,1 hritish Columbia maybe
homestenued by any person who is tbe bead
1 if a family, or tin) mala over eighteen yean
of Hire, to the extent of one-i(iilirter  section
of 160aores, moreor len,
Kutry must be made personally ut tho local
land ntfice ■■<,■• tbe ilS-n m in which  llm html
is situate.
Tlm hpmestender Is required to perform
tbe condition! coiinejteu therewith under
one t.f the following plans!
(i) At least six months' residence upon and
cultivation of tiie luud In each year for three
Ci) If thu father(nr mother, if tbe father is
deceased), ofthe homesteader resides noon n
farm In the vlolnlty of the land entered for,
tho requirements as to residence may besat-
latled by audi person residing with tbe futher
or mother.
(it) If tbe settler has his permanent residence upon farming laud owned by him in
tbe vicinity of his homestead,the require*
incut*** un tu residence may bo satisfieil by
residence upon the said lund.
■Six months' notice   in writing should  be
given the Commissioner of Dominion Lands
ut Ottawa of intention to apply for patent.
Coul -Coal minim/   rights mat'   bo loused
for u period of twenty-one years ut an annual roi-ini nl $1.00 per arte. Not more than
2,Mliacres shall be leased to 4,11c Individual or
company, a royalty at the rate of five oents
per ton shall be collected on the merchantable COUl liiin* 1.
Deputy nf tlm Minister of tho Interior.
N\H. Unauthorised publication of this
IvertUeu.oul « <l! not be paid for.
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burn, foul breath, dizzy spoils, poor or
variable appetite, nausea at times and
kindred symptoms?
If yoTNi^ve any considerable number of
th**^.bovesj4U|vtoms you are suffering
fromSwllousnfttwTHjrpId liver with imli-
gestiorNa^^M'TtJiw Qr..PJprc^s_Qoldpn
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efficient liver invigorator. stomach tonic,
bowel regulator and norvo Btrengthonor.
Thp "Golden Medical Discovery" Is not
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full list of its ingredients being printed
on Its bottle-wrapper and attested under
oath. A glance at Its formula will show
that It contains no alcohol, or harmful
habit-forming drugs. It is a fluid extract
made with pure, triple-re lined glycerine,
pf proper strength, from the roots of tho
following native American forest plants,
riz„ Golden Seal root, Stone root, Black
Cherry bark, Queen's root, liloodroot, and
Mandrake root.
Tim following loading medical authorities.
among a bust of others, extol the foregoing
roots for the cure of just such ailments as the1
above symptoms indicate: Prof. It. llmtholow.
M. It., of .lelfcrsun Med. College, Phila., Prut
H.C Wood. M. I)., of UnlV.Of Pa.! I'rof.Edwln
M. Hale. M. !>., of Hahnemann Med. Coll ego.
Chicago; Prof. John King, M. I>., Author of
American Dlsoensatoryt Prof. Jno. M. Scud-
der. M. I).. Auluoruf Spcetlic Medicines; Prof.
Laurence Johnson. M. D„ Mod, Dent Tnlv. of
N. Y.; Prof. Klnley F.lllngwtiud, M. D., Author
Of Materia Medica and Prof, in Bennett Medical Colletro, Chicapu. Send name and address on Postal Curd to Dr. U. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y„ and receive free, booklet giving
extracts from writings of itII the abece medical authors and many others endorsing, In tlm
strongest possible terms, each and eve*-* Ingredient of which "Golden Medical Discovery " is composed.
• Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets regulate and
Invigorate stomach, liver and bowels. They
may be used in conjunction with "Golden
Medical Discovery " tf bowels aro much coor
■ttpataWV  Tbey'n tiny and sugar-coated.
Carpets Cleaned and bald.
Furniture Repaired, Upholstered aud Cleaned, and
other jobs in the ho use-
clenningline. Rubber Tires
for Baby Carriages.
Second Hand Goods
Receive both l.mlies uinl (jtJlit leineti   as   resi
dent  or dti.v  students; bos ft complete Com-
mercial or Business Course) prepares stu-
dentsto train Teachers' Certificates of ult
grades; gives the four years' eourse for the
ft. A. degree, and the first year of the sehoo
of Science course, In affiliation with the Toronto University) has 11 special prospect ors-j
course for miners wbo work In B.C- Instruction is alio given lu Art. Music, Physical Culture uud Bidailtion, Term opens Scpt.l th
1900,   For Calendars, eta , addresB
Windsor Hotel
Serves Ihe must carefully prepared meals
mul tiie lie-it brands
ul' wines, liquors and
Finest Rooms In the City
First and Bridge Slrests
A. J. Stewart
General Blacksmlthlng
Corner [\'u>ti and
Flr-t Streets.
Turning, Scroll Work, Saw
FilingjQun Repairing, Manufacturer of Screen Doors and
First Street
Grand Forts, B.C The Granby Hotel
John Temple, Proprietor
cJWost Centrally Located Hotel in the City.
First-class accommocations for the traveling
public. Nicely" furnished rooms and an excellent
cuisine. Board by the week or month at prevailing rates. The Bar is supplied with the best
brands   of Cigars   and   Liquid  Refreshments.
First Street
Grand Forks, B. C.
Gives   Its   Employees and
Others an Opportunity
to Invest
The recent newspaper reports from
the financial centers show a very
huge increase in the number of holders of stock of various corporations,
particularly in those oompanies which
are considered safe. It is understood
that these new stockholders are largely
p lople of comparatively small means,
who are taking advantage of the present low prices to invest savings in securities, which while safe, will pay a
hotter rate of interest than the higher
prices of last year would return.
The American government recently
recognized the importance of inducing
idle capital to invest, thus keeping the
money in circulation and giving a safe
investment   and   fair   return  to the
countries there is every facility for
the investor of small moans to make
safe small investments; in this country
there are few.
President Louis W. Hill, of the
Great Northern railway, has issued a
circular outlining a plan whereby its
employees and other*) living along the
conditions and methods attaching to
the purchase of stoek. No subscription will be received for over one
hundred shares, but if any person desires more than one hundred shares
the Great Northern Employees' In- j
vestment coinpany will endeavor to
purchase same in New York at such
price as the subscriber may name.
All subscriptions for less than one
hundred shores will bo tilled at the
current market price of the stock at
the time, the subscriptions are received. A remittance of the approximate price of the shares of stoek to
be purchased should accompany the
subscription and should be fur slightly
more than the probable cost in order
tu allow for lluctuations of the market. Immediately upon receipt of the
subseription and remittance the required number of ulmn's, together with
any over remittance antl a full statement of the transaction will be sent
to the subscriber.
Employees now holding investment
certificates issued by the Great North-
I'lii Employees' Investment company
may surrender all or part of their 09t'-
tilicatPs mid purchase Great Northern
system may purchase   for   investment j  .    ,     -,.  t,      ,        .       ■*,,„(.,.,..„ ...
•* J ** stock with tbe proceeds.    Contrary to
one or more shares of tbat company's
stock without paying the usual commissions charged by stock brokers.
In explanation of tbis action on the
pait of the company Mr. Hill says'
"During the last few weeks, and particularly since financial conditions became acute, the officers of the company have received many requests
from employees and others for inforifl-
ationas to how small investments
might be made in stock of the Great
Nothern Railway company. These
inquiries coino mainly from people who
had had no experience in purchasing
stock in New York or from persons
where there
holders of  such idle capital, and has
issued one hundred   million  of  short Hiving   in   communities
time   three   per cent notes and fifty I were no stock brokers."
millions of canal  bonds.    In   foreign!    The circular outlines in  detail  the
*"-'*. XJ*>>, i j/% X .'•**'•••. X ^, 1 i^e*!-
re Prepared
the custom, such employees will be
permitted to take out other investment, certificates/from time to time as
they desire up to the amount of the
certificates surrendered for the purchase of stock. Current price quotations can usually be obtained through
tbe public press.
There are other details relative to
the procedure in purchasing the stock
tbat are fully explained in the circular.
The following table gives the ore
fot 1905, 1906 and for the past week:
Grimliy Mines. Phoenix	
^lowshoe.   Phoenix	
Mother Lode, Deadwood	
B. C. Mine, Snmmit	
Kinina, Summit	
Oro Denoro, Summit Camp	
Bonnie Belle, Deadwood	
Brooklyn-Stemwinder, Phoenix.
Idaho, Phoenix	
Rawhide, Phoenix	
Sunset, Deadwood	
Mountain Hose, Summit	
Senator, SummitCamp	
Morrison, Dead wood	
Sulphur King,Suminit	
Winnipeg, Wellington	
Big Copper, West Copper	
Carmi, West Fork	
Sally, West Fork	
Rambler, West Fork	
Butcher Boy, West Fork	
Rl'i iviilenee, Greenwood	
Elkhorn, Greenwood	
Strathmore, Providence	
Preston,  Skylark	
Prince Henry, Skylark	
Skylark, Skylark Camp	
Last Chance, Skylark Camp	
IS. P. U. Mine, Skvlark Camp...
Bay, Skylark ,	
Mavis, Skylark	
Don Pedro, Skylark	
Crescent, Skylark	
Helen, Greenwood	
Republic,Boundary Falls	
shipments of  Boundary mines
1907   Post Week
Total, tons  1,158,991
Smeller Treatment—
Granby Smelter  828,879
B. C. Copper Co.'s Smelter  121,031
Dominion Copper Co.'s Smelter  218,811
The annual Christmas sale by the
ladies of Holy Trinity church will
be held at the home of Mrs. Jeff
Davis on Thursday afternoon, December 12th. Useful and fancy articles suitable for Christmas gifts,
and also bread, cuke and candy, will
be on sale. Tea will be served dui-
ing thc iifternaon.
Total treated.
     1,168,121    1,110,860
 1UV1DRN118 ,
Pulil   Tutiil to    Latest     Per
mm!.       Uiite.       llute.   Share
Authorized .—8HABB8—,
Name OF CoUPANY, i ui.itul.    Issued. I'm-  .       ,.,.,.,    .„„„,.
Grout*)' C.iiiM.liilnte.1 -Copper.   $15,110(1,1)00     135,000 two  11,620,000 |2,W8,0JO Sept. 1901 $3.10
dirilxin McKinney-Uold     1,250,000  1,250,000    *l          846,837 Feb. 1904     .04
Piovldeiioe-Silvet*       200,0(10      S1000     U        10,000       88,824 Sept. 1006     .60
B.C. Copper-Copper     3,000,000   *508,O00     *jS         801,800[Sept. 1807 .  .40
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line of Stationery.
Billheads and Statements,
Letterheads nnd Envelopes,
Posters, Dntes and Dodgers,
Business and Visiting Cards,
Lodge Constitutions and By-laws.
Shipping Tags, Circulars and Placards,
Bills of Fare and Menu Curds,
Announcements and Counter Pads,
Wedding Stationery,
And everything turned out in an
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Good Printing—the kind wc do—is in itself
an advertisement, and a trial order will convince
you that our stock and workmanship are of the
best. Let us estimate on your order. We guarantee satisfaction.
Evening   Sun
Job Department
Similkameen Land   Division,  District oi
TAKE NOTICE that A. Erskine Smith,   of
Grand Korku, Hritish Columbia, occupation a HroUer, intends to applyfor a special
timberHcenae over the following described
lands, all situate hi the Similkumeen Division
of Yale District, Province of British Columbia:
Location No. 1. Commencing at n post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's S.W. corner,"
planted on the east bank of the West Kork
or thc North Fork of Kettle River, ahout
eight miles north of the northern boundary
of Lot SG*ir*,G. oiip L Similkameen Land Divl-
-don, Ynle District; thence east W- chuins,
thence north 41) chnins.theiice westltlOehoins,
theuce south -Hi chains to the point of commencement, containing U-io acres, mora or
less. Located October 2-ind, llKfl.
Location No. 2. Commencing at a post
mnrked "A, Erskine Smith's S. W. corner,"
plauted on the east bunk of the West Kork of
the North Pork of Kettlo River, about o%
miles north of the nortli boundnry of said
Lot ?&A»; thence east lfiO chains, tlieuce north
40 chains, thenee west ltlu chains, theuce
south 40 chains to tbe point of commencement, containing 641) acres, more or less. Located October 22ud, ItH 17.
Location No. 9. Commencing at a post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's S. W,, corner."
planted on the east bank of tbe said West
Fork, about nine miles north of the said
northerly boundary of said Lot 303!): theueo
east lfiO ciiuins, thence uorth 4(1 chains.tbence
west 1W chnins, thence south 40 chains to tho
point of commencement, containing 040
acres, more or less. Located October 22nd,
Location No. 4. Commencing at a post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's S. W. corner,
plnnted on the east bank of the said West
Kork, about 9% miles north of the northerly
boundary of said Lot &03.1; theuce eust 100
ohains, theuce north 40 chains, thence west
100 chains, thence south 40 chains to the
point of commencement, eotittiliiing 010
acres, more or less Located October--Und.
Location No. ft. Commencing at a post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's N. 17. oprner,"
planted on the west bank of tbe suid \\ est
Fork, about ten miles north of the Mild
northerly bnunilary of s.iiu* Lot B6VA1 tbence (
south 80 chains, tbence west Wl chains, tnfllicn |
north 80 chains theneeeust SO ohnltn to the
point    of    commencement,   eniituiniiu**   0*10
acres, mare or less.    Located BSra day of
Ootober. 1907, i
Location No. 6, Commencing at a post |
marked "A. BftktneSmith's N. B, corner, i
planted on the west hank of the saiu ft est |
Ko.'k, about nine miles north of the north
boundary of said Lot 86851 theuce ho chains
south, theuce 80 chains west.thence SO chuins
north, thence 80 chains cast to the point   of
cotiiiicncemiiet.  containing 040 ucres, more
or less.   Locuted 23rd duy of October, 1907.
'     Location   No,  7.   Commencing   nt   u post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's S. W. corner,"
planted on tbe west bank of the snid West
Fork, about \*\\4  miles   north   of the north
bonnduiy of aaid Lot :*0:15: tlieuce 160 chains
east, thenoe40 chains north, tlieuce 100 chains
west, thei.ce40chu ns south tn the point, or
commencement, containing 610 acres, more
: or less.   Located 2*Uhof October. 1907.
i    Luuutloti   No 8.   rommencing   at  a  post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's N. W. corner,"
planted   ou the east bank of thesaid West
j Kork, about UM   miles north of   tbe   north
- boundary of said Lot. :ifl8-*>; theuce 160 chains
I east, theuce 40 chains south, tbence 160 chains
West, thence  40 chains uorth   to the point
i ol commencement, couininiut!'040 acres.iuore
i or less.   Located 25th October, 1907.
■ Location No. 9.  Commencing   at u post
■ marked  "A, Erskine Smith's  S. E. corner,"
■ plnnted ou tbe east bunk of the said West
Fork, ubout 16  miles north of the   north
: boundnry of said Lot WW! thenee 40 chnins
east thence WOchnlus north, thenee 40chains
; west, theuce 160 chuins south to the point of
i commencement, containing 6(0 acres, more
or less,   i-ncateil 2">th October, 1907.
"■    Dated at Orand  Forks, B.C., this 16th day
of November. 1907.
Geo. Taylor
General Contractor,
Excavator, Etc.
All Orders Given Prompt and Careful
Grand Forks, B. C
Palace Barber Shop
Razor Honing n Specialty.
Heavy and Light Dray Work
Attended to Promptly. Passengers and Trunks to and
from all trains.
Telephone A129
Rutherford Bros., Props.
Trade Marks
Copyrights Ac.
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invantlnn Is probably put en table. Communion-
tlotiB strictlycoiuidetu.Ai. HANDBOOK onl'atouta
aent free. Oldest HKency for ae-minn** patcntn.
Patents taken tlirmwh Munn Jfc Co. receive
special notict, without ohnrse, in the
Scientific American.
A handddiiu'iy illustrated weekly. Tinniest circulation <if nny prion title -journal. Terms, %'A a
fnur months, $L Bold byall nows-lcalem.
.&Co.36,B'°-*">-New York
imuch Offloe. W tf ft., wwibiuiiiun, ft c.
P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
Victoriu Hotel,
Brlilue Street, Grand Forks, II. C.
Bicycle Sundries
and Repairing
Foo Lee
Pacific Hotel
First-class In every respect.
Humi'le rooms for eomaaar-
rial travelers.
Hot and Cold Baths.
Bur In (loiiiieotlon.
Finest llrundsof Wines,
Llquurs and Oigara.
The Purest and Best in tne City.
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