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The Evening Sun Dec 13, 1907

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Seventh Year---No. 7.
Grand Forks, B. C, Friday. December 13, 1907.
$1.00 Per Year in Advance.
No Agreement Yet Reached
by the Company and the
Local Unions
Present Indications Point to
a Shut-Down Until Next
There have been no new developments in ihe local labor situation
since thejpiaat issue of The Sun.
The labor-unions both here and in
Phoenix, have held a number of
meetings during the week but the
proceeding! ha-JB^M^fouded in
myBteiwT'ThVnewi that hae leaked
out liar, been of an unimportant nature and not at all indicative of an
early lettlemaBt.
X General Superintendent A. B. W.
-Hodges, of the Granby Consolidated,
left for Spokane this morning, and
will not return to the city until Sunday night. Before leaving he expressed himself as dubious of an
early agreement being arrived
at between the company and
the labor unions, and he thought
that the smelter and mines
would probabty be closed down for
three or four moaths. In fact, he
had already commenced to make
preparations for a three months'
vacation trip with his family in
A party of Great Northern officials, traveling by special train, visited the smelter in this city and the
mines in Phoenix camp last Wednesday for the purpose of sizing up
the situation. While here it is understood that they made tbe statement to the local agent that if
operations are not resumed by the
Granby company before the first of
next month, all the train crews,
who have been kept here on the
payroll since the shut-down, will be
laid off until spring, and the roundhouse at Weston closed. It is also
stated that they made the assertion
if the Great Northern could dispose
of its mail contract, the stub passenger train between this city and
Phoenix would be discontinued, as
it is a losing proposition at present.
Early in the week General Manager Jay P. Graves made the following statement in Spokane: "The
Granby company decided to start
its mines and smelter because of its
ability to reduce its general expenses
and a promise from some of its former employees that they would
work for the same wages as are non-
paid by Rossland, Butte and elsewhere. These wages are the best
paid in Canada, and to my information in the United States. Some
officers of the union have objected
to their members going to work tt
these wages, for what reason I am
not informed, Some went to work
the day we offered, but I have not
heard from these today, but I assume every one will apply as soon
as the information reaches them of
the ability to get work. Should a
sufficient number not apply to enable us to operate to our full capacity, ws will have done our duty
by offering them the chance, and
will be at liberty to import as many
as we may require tn enable us to
operate, or else to close all work until next spring. We will decide
definitely within the next day or so
what course we will pursue."
The reports concerning the proceedings at the union meetings are
ao contradictory, that the safest
thing to do is to reject them all.
Some say that a committee was appointed Tuesday evening to coi.fei
with the smelter management, others that a committee was appointed
to confer with the Pnoenix union,
but there are still others who contend that nothing was done. The
latter are probably right.
It is stated that the workmen in
this city are willing to return to
work, but that they are prevented
from doing so by the miners in
Phoenix. This is only street talk,
The assayers, who were given a
month's notice when the smelter
first closed, were paid off today,
and at present every indication
points to a close-down until spring.
Although the miners of Phoenix
are to vote tomorrow on the question whether they are to return to
work or not, ths management of
the Granby say they know the temper of the men so well that they
look for no amicable settlement of
the difficulty in ths immediate future.
J.D. Honsberger.of This City,
Captures First Prize for
Best Apples
Metal Quotations
New Yobk, Dec. 12.—Silver, 55J;
lead, $4.75; electrolytic copper, 12J@
Londou, Dec. 13.—Lead, £13"iT7t
6d; silver, 25f.
Williams' Original Dixie Jubilee
Singers gave one of the best musical
entertainment!) at the Grand Forks
opera last evening that has ever been
heard in this city. The house was
crowded, and the audience showed
marked appreciation of the musical
ability of the artists. The same company will give another performance tonight, presenting an entirely new program.
The ladies of Holy Trinity church
wish to announce that the goods
left over from their sale on Thursday last may be seen at the rectory
any time until disposed of. Aprons,
dressed dolls and many other articles
suitable for Christmas gifts are for
11. P. Williams,-a Rossland machinery man, was a visitor in the city
last Tuesday.
Goo. Henderson, formerly a feeder
at ths Granby smelter, returned to
tho city last Monday from Alaska,
where he has been during the past
W. Williams, who has had charge
of the Kettle Valley construction
train during the summer, returned
last Saturday from a three *eeks
visit to Va ncouver.
Aid. Sam Horner made a
ness trip to Curlew this week.
That that is is that that is not is
not is not that it it is. To avoid
nightmates we immediately punctuate this: That that is, is; that lhat
is not, is not. Is nut that it? It is.
—London Chronicle.
Canadu's total volume of trade,
550 millions—increase of 80 over
1905; of 164 over 1901; of 420 over
Northwest Convention   Also
Award Other Prizes to
Up-Country Growers
In the competition in connection
with the Northwest Fruit Growers'
convention at Vancouver, J. D.
Honsberger, of Grand Forks, won
the gold medal for the best five
boxes of apples, and the bronze
medal in the same class went to T.
G. Earle of Lytton. The Kelowna
Fruit Growers' association won the
gold medal for the best general display, and silver medals were awarded to Messrs. Honsberger and
Rooke of Grand Forks. T. G. Earle
took the bronze medal for tbe best
box of commercial apples. The
other prizes were won by exhibitors
from across the line.
work,—the fame of lost year's exhibit
evidently having gone abroad. Inquiries regarding the fruit grown industry of tho province were numerous. The fruit dealers in Edinburgh,
both wholesale and retail also evinced
keen inte.iest in the exhibit from the
commercial standpoint, and it is safe
to assume that large shipments of
similar fruit woutd find ready sale at
high prices. The exhibit was purchased by two of the leading fruit
merchants of the city, who will make
special displays of the fruit in their
stores on Princess street.
Arrangements are in progress to
give a lecture on British Columbia in
Edinburgh, in January, under the
auspices of the Scottish Horticultural
society. I have no doubt that many
good settlers will come to the province
as a direct .lesult of the exhibition
and distribution of information concerning its resources and opportunities. The past season unfortunately,
has been a very unfavorable one for
Scottish agriculturalists, so that many
people are considering the matter of
emigrating, and it is a particularly
good time to push the advantages offered by British Columbia.
[Sgd.]       R. M. Palmer.
The Royal Horicultural Society
of London, England, has awarded
the Gold Medal to tbe British Columbia government exhibit of fruit.
In addition to this, gold medals
have been awarded to T. G Earl, of
Lytton; Mra.'~i. Smith; Spence's
Bridge; J. R. Brown, Summerland,
and the Nelson Fruit Growers' association, and silver medals to the
Oscar Brown Shipping company,
Vernon; A. Unsworth. Chilliwack,
and J. A. Ritchie, Summerland.
Nine bronze medals were also awarded to British Columbia growers.
Farmers' Institute Will Meet
Tuesday Evening and
License Commissioners Grant
Renewals to All But
Two Hotels
Report on B. C. Fruit
Victoria, Dec. 11.—Full particular!
of the exhibit of British Columbia
fruit which captured the gold medal
nf the Scottish Horticultural society
at tho show in Edinburgh recently
have been received by Hon. R. G.
Tatlow from 11 M. Palmer, the provincial commissioner of   horticulture,
The letter reads as follows:
Edinburgh, Nov. 18, 1907.
Dear Sir,—I have tin* honor to re
port a very successful exhibition of
British Columbia apples und pears, at
the Scottish Horticultural Society's
Fruit and Crysuntlieinum Exhibition,
Edinburgh, Nov. 14th to 16th. The
exhibit was awarded the gold medal of
the Scottish horticultural society.
This is the highest honor in the gift of
the society, and is awarded for merit
Thc exhibit occupied a favorable
position in the exhibition hall, twenty
idet in length hy six foot in depth
and the fruit wns displayed partly in
baskets, and partly in original boxes.
It wus in excellent condition, and
was much admired nnd commented
upon. The following varieties were
shown: Johnathan, Golden Russet,
Spitzenberg, Grimes Golden, Wealthy,
Ribston Pippcn, Nonesuch Pippin,
King of Tompkins, Rome Beauty, Salome, Northern Spy apples and
Beurre il' Anjou penis.
The officials of the society were
most kind aud courageous, and welcomed the exhibit heartily. The fruit
was carefully viewed and examined
by a great many persons, who are interested or   engaged in  horticultural
Outside View of Boundary.
But of all the mining districts in
the West, the Boundary is undoubted-
the most interesting and most important. The progress that has been
made here in the last few years is
most remarkable, and the success that
J^ajjJ^en^achieved is due not only to a
peculiarly favorable combination of
natural circumstances, whereby it has
been found possible to mine and smelt
ore at a cost so low as to challenge
comparison in this respect with any
other copper mining district in the
world—1 was informed, by the way,
that this suinmei Granby was even
treating 0.8 copper at a profit, although I am inclined to think that
this is an overstatement—but it is also due in no small degree to the ability of the mining engineers and metallurgists, who have charge of the big
properties of the district, and who
have been responsible for working out
and solving the complex problems in
connection with making ore averaging
certainly not over 1| percent, copper
and $2 to $.'! in gold and silver, pay
to mine. How well they have suc-
ceded may be ascertained by a glance
at the recently published balance
sheets of the principal companies operating in this field, The factors contributory to the low cost of mining
and smelting iu the Boundary district
are fairly well known. They are (hst,
the great size of the ore bodies, in
consequence of whioh operations may
he conducted on a lurge scale while
the conditions are such that little
timbering is req.iired; secondly, cheap
power; thirdly the utilization of machinery and the employment of method*, designed to cut down the expensive item of labor to a minimum;
fourth, the practically self-fluxing
character of the ore itself, and lastly
the ubuudnnes of cheap feul avilahle
for smelting purposes. It is Bafo to
say that if almost any of these factors
were withdrawn, mining is this district could not be coniinued. Operations are at present to nil intents
anil purposes confined to tho workings
of u half dozen big, low-grade proper*
ties. The methods of mining employed ut these miner nre Inrgely Identical
anil include open pits and rock pillars
nnd stopes The winkings in pit No.
1, the Granby now resemble more
thnn anything else, the cloisters or
aisles of some mighty abbey or cn-
thedral.—From Mines and Minerals
for [1 il>.*.-.
A meeting of the Kettle Valley
Farmers' Institute will be held in the
city hall next Tuesday evening, De
cember 17th; for the purpose of effecting a permanent organization. The
first permanent officers are to be elected. Il is desirable that everybody in
the city and valley interested in fruit
growing and agriculture should be
present. All those who desire to join
the organization should bring 50 cents
along, which iB the yearly fee, and
entitles the member to all the printed
matter sent out by the government on
the subjects of horticulturo and agriculture.
The board of license commissioners
held a meeting in the city hall Wednesday afternoon, all the members being present. All the hotels and saloons were granted renewals, with the
exception of the Winnipeg and Grand
Foiks hotels, which will come up for
consideration on the 28th inst. The
transfer of the Winnipeg hotel license
had not been advertised the length
oftime required by law? and concerning the Grand Forks hotel license
there appears to be another lively dispute brewing, E. Miller appeared for
the Grand Forks Vituellers' association and opposed granting the license,
while city solicitor Sutton represented
the city. After the meeting of the
licensing board the police commissioners held a short session, and gave the
chief of police the privilege of buying
a $25 suit of clothes or overcoat and
a dark lantern.
D. J. McDonald, who in partnership with the Loftus brothers, formerly of this city, operates a sawmill
near Greenwood, was a Grand Forks,
visitor last Wednesday, coming hero
in search of good sawmill men. Mr.
McDonald stated that business was
nourishing iu his line, the firm huviug
a sufficient number of contracts ahead
from the Canadian Pacific Railway
company to keep the mill running for
a year.
A. D. Morrison has on exhibition
ill his store a very line photo of his
last summer's grape crop, mi the vine.
This is the third year he has raised a
crop successfully from the same vine,
which is growing in Ins garden at his
west end home. The crop this year
amounted to about 70 pounds to the
single vino.
A, B. Sloan, who has conducted
the Windsor cafe for about eighteen
months, this week retired from the
management of that house, and Mr.
Chas. Fraser will   hereafter   run   the
dining room of that hotel.    Mr. Sh ,
in putnership with Messrs. Anderson
and Cameron, will engage in the ruilwuy tie cutting business at Coryell.
(I. M. Fripp made a business trip
lo Republic the latter part of Inst
week. New Designs
Tasty Patterns
Handsome table silver is the
delight of the housekenper
when she sees it decorating
her hospitable table or ornamenting her buffet, lending a
tone to her dining room. Our
stock is artistic; produced by
the most talented designers,
and is tho highest production of the silversmith's art.
We will be pleased to show
you the latest productions in
our jewelry department,
Store Open to 10 p.m.
Until the Holidays
Jeweler and Optician
Brid-Je Street Grand Foaks
Sljp iEttt-ntttg §un
Publishoil at (iriind Forks, llritish Columbia.
.R.lltor n.1.1 Publisher
A Hie of this paper ean be seen at the office
of Messrs. K. 4 J. Manly A Co., 311. 31 and -it.
Fleet Street. B.C., London. England, free of
.'Larue, and that firm will be ulnd tu reeeive
subscriptions and advertl.ements on our be-
After traveling awhile the patient
became rather violent, and demanded a subject over whom he might
cast his hypnotic influence. The
attendance, in order to quiet h
charge, asked the scribe to volunteer
as a subject, and to pretend that he
was under the influence of the hypnotic spell. He did so. The mono
maniac made a few quick passes before the man'e face. "Are you hypnotised?" he asked. "Yes," re
plied the newspaper man. "Are you
a newspaper manager?" "Yes, sir."
"Are you truthful?" "Yes." "Do
you always tell the truth about your
circulation?" "Certainly." "Then,"
replied the demented one, during
a momentary wave of rationality,
"your business would be utterly
ruined if I should leave you in your
present condition." And he brought
the newspaper mini to his riglit
senses with a few rapid motions of
his hands.
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Ths Evening Sun,
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Parliament is in session aud the de
bate on the address in reply to the
speech from the throne has been provocative of results, some of them expected and pleasant to the Liberals,
and some of them unexpected and disagreeable to the Tories. Mr. R. R.
Hall, M. P. for Peterborough, moved
the address and it wns his proud privilege, to give the House some very
interesting facts and figures. Mr.
Hall in a comprehensive, lucid and
painstaking effort, produced for the
consideration of the House figures
showing how the country had progressed since 1895. He enumerated figures which showed that the total
trade of Canada in 1896 was $239,-
0-'5,3(!0, an increase in oighteen years
under Conservative rule of only $66,-
619,906. He compared these figures
with the returns up to 30,th June,
19U7, which snowed that the total
trade for the proceeding year amounted to $717,064,952, or an increase in
eleven years of Liberal rule of ?376,-
Let the people of Canada mark closely the actions of the Conservatives during this session of parliament, and observe what they do that might he described as useful. Note what assistance they give the government in endeavoring to enact useful legislation—
watch their attitude with respect to
the introduction of original legislation.
Let the pcoplo also closely observe the
measures brought down hy the government, carefully consider the reports
brought down to the House from the
various departments, and notice the
Improvement and the progress it,
every branch of the public service,
and the verdict will be in favor of the
best government  since confederation.
Locally, the journalistic jntlook is
daily brightening. The Sun's contemporary, with the recent addition to its
staff of practical men from Winnipeg,
Toronto and New York, who aro ably
assisted by a number of barristers and
aspiring politicians—ami a few office
seekers who have not yet made up
their minds (?) with which party to
ally themselves—should accomplish
Herculean wonders, and it is not unreasonable to anticipate that the gaping voids between the lines in that
paper will, at a period not too remote
for the edification of the present generation, be filled with interesting and
instructive reading matter. In the
meantime, The Sun's staff is the same
today as it was seven years ago, and
the members will probably be
tabled as long ns they desire to remain in Urand Forks.
Education Blunders.
The gyroscope is the latest wonder in the scientific world. The object of the inventor is to balance
railway trains on one rail by placing
two gyroscopes in each car. Applying the same principle to a drunken
man, he should be able to navigate
the nairowest sidewalk by placing
one in each coat pocket.
What tickles ub to hear a man
who has carefully turned up the
bottom of his trousers and jabbed
four geometrical dents in hia hat,
talking in sarcastic tones about feminine headgear.
There was just one newspaper in
Boundary week last with sufficient
courage to express an opinion on
the present labor trouble. The othere
are waiting for public sentiment to
mould their opinions.
One of our country exchanges
complacently remarks: "Owing to
the overcrowded conditions of our
columns, a number of births and
deaths have been unavoidably postponed this week."
A monomaniac on tho subject of
hypnotism was recently being convoyed to New Westminster from
Grand Forks. On the train that car-
iied Ihe crazy man to his new home
was a Boundary newspaper num.
For that hard times feeling, take
Or. Cbeerup's Extract of Sunshine
and Good Cheer.
Ability and competency are vital
essentials of success in any community of Intelligent people. Ignorance
is only at a premium among the
About the best strike a working-
man can engage in is to strike out
for home on Saturday evening without even opening she pay  envelope.
Justice is too oft»n a sieve that
holds the little criminals and lets the
big criminals sift through to safety.
The man of fifty bus considerable
fun watching the boys of twenty
who think they are cynics.
There is u heap of difference between manmade money and money-
made men.
We ase apt to admire the judgment of those who agree with us.
To Ihe Editor of The Sun.
Pear Sir:—Please place these facta
before your readers, so'that they may
know something about the blunders
of our education departnirnt, and
may insist upon a reformation.
The celebrated drawing investigation proved beyond a doubt that the
giving of marks to the children at the
high school entrance examination on
the work done in the drawing books
during the term "'us a great blunder.
The pupil who could draw tho best
was the one most likely to be deprived
of his marks under that system.
Tho expert drawing master stated
on oath that there was ruling in Antone Henderson's book. For that
reason he got no marks for his work
done in the book.
Antone Henderson at the investigation drew so well in the presence of
Judge Lampman that he decided tliere
had been no ruling in his book.
The provincial trustee convention
passed a resolution unanimously to
have the marks in drawing given on
the work done in the presence of the
Premier McBride promised to carry
out their resolutions, if it were possible.
Two weeks after the passing of that
resolution I got a ciicular from the
ducation office that at the Christmas
examinations the books were to be
handed in as formerly. I at onoe
ippeuled to premier Mcllride to have
the order revoked. I have not heard
that such was done, and the examinations take place next week.
Surely in the face of Judge Lamp
man's decision, of that unanimous
resolution, of the premier's promise,
and of common sense, the department
is not again going to run the risk of
being condemned of two of the meanest of offences—cheating and slandering a child—foi such was the effect of
Judge Lampman's decision.
If it is not going to give marks for
the work done in the books, then
what in the worldlinki it want them
for? To make a bon fire with them
after the examinations are over?
Call upon the pcoplo to demand
fair play (the premier's pet phrace)
for their children.
J. N. Mum.
A lot of
lack sand.
men slip  because they
Similknmeen   Land   District,    District    of
TAKK NOTICE that Snnmel Horner, of
Grutul Korks, B.C., occupation a 11 rick la yer,
Intends to npply for speeiul timber licenses
ovnr the following des'sribetl Irui.ls. all tdtu-
iite In the *-*iniillwiinc-Mi Division of Yale District, Province of Hritish Columbia:
Location No. 1., Commencing tit a post
marked "Samuel Horner\ Southeast corner,'
planted about sixty chains west of McFarlane Creek, udjolnlti-*; southwest corner of
timber limit No. 1513.1; thence north 80chuins,
t hence west 80 chains, theuce south 80 chains,
thence eust 80 chuins to the point of commencement, cotitainin-; 640 acres, more or
less.   Located November 28th 1907.
Samuel Horner, Locutor.
Locution No. 2. Commencing at n post
marked "Sumuel Horner's Southeust corner," plunted ubout forty chains west of the
northeast corner of No. 1 Locution; theuce
north Mi chuins, theuce west 80 chuins, thenoe
smith 80 chains, theuce eust 80 chains to the
point of commencement, containing 640
ucres, more or less. Locuted November 28th,
Samuel Homer, Locutor.
Locution No. 8, Coin men <-lug at u post
murked "Sumuel Hunter's Southeast corner," n.ljoirilnjr No. 2 Location ou the north-
euit corner; tlienri* north 80 chnins. thence
west Ml chalm-, thence south 80 cliains, theuce
oust 80 chuiiiH to thn point of commence-
nu-iit, (■niitafliifitr 640 acres, more or Icsh.
Locnted November 28th, 11K)7.
Sumuel Homer, Locator.
Location No. 4. Commenclm** nt a post
mnrked "Samuel Homer's Southeust corner," adjoining No. 8 Locution on the northeast oorner; thenee north 80 chains, theuce
west 80 chnins. thence south 80 chuins, theuce
oast 80 chains to the point of commencement, containing 640 aorei, mure or less. Located November 28th, 1007. Samuel Homer,
Dated at Urand Forks, B.C., December 18,
SAMUEL 1IOKN1.K, Applicant.
building, Ladysnilthi B.C., has been ex-
THE date for receiving Tenders for Public
Building, Liuly-miith, H.C, has be*
tended to Monduy, December 23rd. 1907.
Plans aud specification enn be seen and
forms of tender obtained ut thU Department,
On application to the Postmaster at Lady-
smith. H. (7, and to Wlltlum Henderson,
Superintending Architect, Victoriu, B.C.
By Order,
Department of Publio Works,
Ottawa, Novembers, 1907.
cy-Uso an Assortment tf
We Want
-As we have a number of enquiries   for
small   farms.    We expect   a   number of\
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.
Final return limit, 90 day*).
Corresponding low rates to other Eastern Points.
Excellent service and accoinmadations.
H. SHEEDY, Agent,
Alaska-Yukon Eipositlon, Senile, Jane-October, 1909
Milfc  Supply Co.
Fresh Milk Delivered
Leave Orders at Jeff Davis' Store
For th* famous AUTOMOBILE
SKATE, th' **ind •***■• 'vo"'*
bind or break, light and
Btrong.and every pair guaranteed, eee
Irish Twist Roll
Imported Smoking Tobacco
Downey's Cigar Store
Bridge Street
B. C. Land Surveyor
P. O. Box SU
Phone 65
Grand Forts, G. G. :
Greatest of Scottish  Plays
Will Tour the West
Mr. C. P. Walker, owner and
manager of Winnipeg', new $300,.
000 theatre Las just completed arrangements for a tour across western
Canada of the "Bonnie Brier Bush,"
one of the greatest plays in the history of tho drama.
The tour will begin at Fort William on Wednesday, December 4tli,
and will close at Nelson, B.C., about
January 10th. After one night at
Ktnora, a week will be devoted to
Winnipeg, where this play has previously been given fur four long
engagements. Grand Forks will be
one of the eighteen cities at which a
one-night engagement will be
The company which will present
the "Bonnie Brier Bush" on this
tonr numbers thirty people, and is
compared of players of prominence,
among whom are J. Palmer Collins,
Walter Scott Weeks, Ward E. Ren-
selier, Robert Ireland, late pipe
major of the 48th Highlanders of
Toronto, Kenneth McKenzie, Marion McDonald, Ann Caird, Adelaide Matthews, Wm. J. Casey, the
Bennet children, and many others of
note. The entire New York scenic
production and electrical equipment
is carried, aspecial large baggage car
being required for the transportation.
A decided feature will be the
special engagement for this tour of
tbe Australian nightingale, Miss
Maggie McCann, the sweetest singer
of Scottish songs that «ver visited
"The Bonnie Brier Bush," the
play of all plays dear to th» hearts
of the Canadian people, is a drama
tization by James MacArthur of tl e
late Ian Maclareu's story of the
same name, and it depicts life in the
land whose lochs and heathery hil t
inspired the great song poet, Robert
Burns. If in his not very long but
useful life Ian Mnclaren, or the Rev.
John Watson, which was his real
name, had given the world nothing
but "The Bonnie Brier Bush," his
life would not have been lived in
vain. To those who follow the
stage closely tbe play stands out like
a lighthouse in a sea of uninteresting stage stoiies. It is distinctly a
play of heart interest, while the
comedy ia abundant, wholesome and
The enterprise of Manager Walker
in securing "Tho Bonnie Bru r
Bush" for a western Cunnda lour
will be appreciated by nil lover.* of
the best in drama.
Christmas gifts were soli).    Tea vas
also served during the afternoon.
Thot. Embleton, of Rossland,
grand master of the Odd Fellows in
British Columbia, paid an ollicial
visit to Gateway Lodge No. 45 Inst
Friday night. In his address the
grand master gave some interesting
statistics on tbe progress of the order
during the year ending June 30th
last. The tofnl membership was
1,7000,000, an incjease ol 84,000
during the year. The benefits paid
totaled 85,000,000. The increase in
membership of the itebekahs wis
24,000. In British Columbia on
June 30th last there were 41 lodges,
with a membership of 4,018. There
were 14 lodges of Rebekahs, an increase of four during the year.
The annual Chiistmas sale by .the
la lies of Holy Trinity church   was
held at the homo of Mrs. Jell' Davis
' on Thursday afternoon.   Many useful and fancy  articles   suitable for
Regular Price &3.00
An Offer Which Meets the Special Wants of Al! Classes uf Readers
The Western Canadian reading publio is made up chiefly uf them
classes: Persons who have lived ill the West fur a lengthy period
and nre nut ami nut Westerners, and recent arrivals {from the Old
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The Weekly Free Press and Prairie Farmer gives .i complete record week by week of all happenings in the Western Provinces. In
addition it has speoial departments for American and British set
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Find enclosed 82.00, for which send me Weekly Free Press
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Wm. Carter returned last Fiid: y
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located during the past summer.
William Yolen Williams, consulting piiginner uf the Gmnby Cdn-
■oliiliiti'd, was ii visitor iii ihe city
lust Tuesday.
Miss Bruno, of the public sohnol
staff "f t. aehers, returned lust Friday from Ciilgauy, where sl.e had
been attending the fuiioral of her
late sister.
Rulpb Smailes has returned to
Greenwood from Seattle. There are
no new developments in Midway &
Vernon railway affairs, hut the outlook is reported to lie hopeful.
John McKinnon, of Hedley, was
killed in the Nickel Plate mine recently by a tailing rock.
The "At Ciipph- Creek" company
pave a ppr"<irnimice of ihe melodrama of tbe same tinine at tl e
Grniul Forks opera house Tuesday
evening to n small audience. Those
who like that class of ilinmas say
Ihe play «iis well pren-i.lid
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mnke on the third page.    ,
The recently organized Timber-
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license lands; definite fixing of license fees and royalties for six years
to come; surveys of timber lands
under conditions which more nearly
meet the approval of timber owners
and the government than present
usnges permit; prevention of forest
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Methodist Chuiich, I'ev, Sohlioh-
ter.—Services] next Sunday at 11
a. in. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday school
and Bible class at 2:30 p.m. All
are welcome.
Baptist Ciiukcii, Rev. F. W. Auvache, pastor.—Services nu Sunday
at I I a. in. and 7:30 p. in.: .Sunday
sohool nnd Bible ckss at )l p.m.
The Sun und the Toronto Weekly
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second-hand wheel* cheap. Wheels
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news troubles is tigive ynur statioi
the necessary talking qualities
having it printed in u modern .
by competent workmen. Tin*
job oflice is the most lip-til-dnte iu
Bouudary, unci our workmen are
pahle and oi" wide \ erienea. 'I'h
the reason why we do the ptititiii'
the best linns and corporations in
oils is
; for
We curry ll.e most fashionable stock
of wedding stationery in the Hunn
clary country. .And we in-'' tiie only
olliee in this section that huve the
correct material for printing iti Tbe
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It is reported tlmt wages have
been reduced to SI.80 a dny for men
working-mi the railway grade near
lv reineos.      The    reduction      wns
dotd'tlcss  brought  about by    the
abundance of labor.
Work is proceeding »'tli the laying of steel a dislniiee of iiboul three
miles from the Midway station oi
the Canadian Pacific railway io tbe
crossing of the Kettle river. And
thus the company will be ready to
throw iieioss the necessary bridge in
ihe spring, or whenever it shall decide to rush work from tbis end into
tbe Similkameen district.
It requires five hours' operation
daily to keep the water out of the
Dominion Copper company's Brooklyn mine, a No. 7 Cameron pump
being used for the purpose.
A car of high grade ore bus been
shipped from Midway to the Trail
smelter, being from the Duncan, up
the West Folk. A enr wns also
shipped Inst week from the Sally,
both shipments being hauled on
wagons to the railway.
It will take half a million ties to
re-tie the railway operated by the
C.P.R. through the Boundary district. It is quite likely that tht
work will be done next year.
Always Carries in Stock
a Fresh Supply of
Ice Cream   and  Summer Drinks
Mot nml Cold Baths. Nleoly Furnished
Stove-Wonted Rooms, tin ti rely re-
furnished mul renovated throughout.
[I'irht-i'lasH board by day, week or
month. Special rates to steady boarders. A merman nml European plun*..
Finest Min* iti City in Connection,
Synopsis of Canudinn Homestead
A NY available Dominion l-ands within tho
'** linii.vii.v Hoi' uf llritish Columbia maybe
homestenued by nny person who Is the head
.if ii family, or ni»j male over eighteen yBars
nf uu'', tn tin- extent nl one quarter seotion
nf IflOnores, moro or it".**.
Eutrv must he made personally nt thf local
Inml olliee for tin- dlltrlot iu which the land
Tiif homesteader Is required to perform
the ••<■*..litions eouiie.'tad therewith uuder
one «f tin- following plans!
(ij At leant sis months' residence nooti und
cultivation of tin; land In eaoh year for three
Ci) If iln' father (or mother, tf the father Is
deceased), of tin- hoiiH'sti'iuli-r reside*-* upon u
farm in the vlolnlty of the land entered for,
the requirements ns to residence may he sat-
is (led by suoh person residing with the father
or mother.
(:i) If tlio settler has hts permanent resi*
deuoe upon farming hind owned hy hiin in
the vlolnlty of his homestead) the requirements as to residence may be satisfied by
residence upon tin* said land .
six months11 notioe in writing should be
given the Commissioner of Dominion Lauds
at Ottawa of tn ten tton to apply for pntent.
Coul Coal mining rights may ho leased
for a period of twenty-one years at an an-*
una. rental of $1.00 per acre. Sot more than
l-tf O.TL-.S shull be leased to one Individual or
company. A royalts nt the rute of live oents
per ton --rti-.il be collected on the merchant-
ithlt- coal mined.
Deputy .f the Minister of the Interior.
• i:    U*:ni i- /■"'   publication of   this
advortiiB.iiei i >«. -li not l--** i-nnl for.
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composition and character of that which
you take into your stomach whether as
food or medicine?
.Most intelligent and sensible people
now-a-days insist on knowing what they
employ whether aa food or as medicine.
Dr. Pierce believes they havo a perfect
right to Insist upon such knowledge. No lie
publishes,*-te)4dcast and on each bottle*
wrapper, whaDftS^nedJclnes are made of
tfiesj£r*iu>r*al£» This he levU
he can vvfr-Ujtiord to do ■rt-pc.j-uise, the n^iW
thff_iqffn'dirnts of .which hts medicines
are made arc studied" and unaj^tood tlnT
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Tor the cure of woman's peculiar weaknesses, Irregularities and derangements,
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mothers ana In preparing tho system of
the expectant mother for baby's coming,
thus rendering childbirth safo and comparatively painless. Tho "Favorite Prescription" is a most potent, strengthening
tonic to tho general system.and to tiie
organs distinctly feminine In particular.
It is also a soothing and invigorating
nervine and cures nervous exhaustion,
nervous prostration, neuralgia, hysteria,
spasms, chorea or St. Vitus s dance, and
other distressing nervous symptoms attendant upon functional and organic diseases of the distinctly feminine organs.
A host of medical authorities of ull the
several schools of practice, recommend
each of the several ingredients of which
"Favorite Prescription" is mude for the
cure of the diseases for which it Is claimed
to he a cure. You mav read what they
say/or yourself hy sendlnir a postal card
request for a free hookfet of extract.--
from the leading authorities, to Dr. If. v
Pierce, Invalids' Hotel and Surgical n-
stltntajluffalo, N. W.aud it will come to
'   'i by return post.
Carpets Cleaned nud Laid.
Furniture ttopuired. Upholstered and Cleaned, and
other jobs In the house-
cleuniii'-: line, linhher Tires
for Baby Carrlnges.
Second Hand Goods
Receive hoth Ladies and Gentlemen as resi
dent or day students! bas a complete Commercial or HutdiieHs Cours-i-i; prepares stu-
dentsto iniin Teachers' Certificates of all
irrades; [rives the four yearn' course for tho
It. A. decree, and the first yenr of the Sohoti
of Science course, in affiliation with the Toronto University; has nspecial prospectors*l
course for miners who work iu H.C. Instruction is ul-o given In Art, Music, Physical Culture and l.lociitioii. Term open-** Sept.I th
I!**''.   I'or Calendars, etc , address
Windsor Hotel
Serves llic must care-
I'tilly prepared meals
mul the best brands
ut Hint's, liquors mul
Finest Kouins in tlm City
First and Bridge Stresls
L J. Stewart
General Blacksmlthing
and Repairing
Turning, Scroll Work, Saw
Piling, Gun Repairing, Manufacturer of Scri'i'ii Doors ami
Firsl Struel
Urand Foris.B.C The Granby Hotel
John Temple, Proprietor
tzJWost 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.
Will Concentrate Productiou
A New Voik dispatch of the flth
inst. states that the directors of the
subsidiary companies of the Amalgamated Copper company at a meeting Saturday formulated a plan
whereby the production is to be concentrated upon a more economical
as well ns a more advantageous
basis. The production of certain
companies will either lie reduced or
the mines closed entirely, while the
output of others, which can be op
tratcd more economically, will be
In brief, it is the purpose of the
Amalgamated to operate only the
mines that will guarantee a profit on
copper under present conditions.
No definite statement as to how tho
output of the Amalgamated properties is to be regulated was made
after the close of the meeting. This
question is left to the management
to decide.
However, it is well understood
tbat the Boston k Montana mine
will be selected as the most promis
ing for profits under exisling nindi.
tions. In other words, the Anaconda Copper Company, and the llutte
& Boston anil the Parrott mines
probably will be closed. Several of
the smaller mines of the Amalgamated Copper company have been
producing little if any copper since
the depression in copper started.
Operating to its full capacity the
Boston & Montana should be able to
produce at least ono million pounds
of copper per year.
Westward Ho I
Magazine readers who want western stories should not fail to include in their December purchases
the Christmas issue of Westward
Ho. The publishers have every
reason to feel proud of tbis issue,
with its 128 pages, printed on
coated paper, well illustrated and
with a striking cover design in two
colors. There are over a score of
seasonable stories and poems, besides
the regular departments.
Kenneth McKenzie and Isaac
Goosney have returned to Greenwood from the north. They were
with the Nicholson party, which
left that city last spring to build a
fish hatchery on Stewart lake. They
were six weeks getting in [to the lake
and five coming out. The hatchery
built is 40x80 feet. A residence and
storehouse were also built. The lumber Joe these buildings wns whip-
sawed by tho Indians.
Ah Wah, the Chinese cook employed the CP.R. bridge gang now
working at Greenwood, committed
suicide last week by hanging himself iu the dining uur. Wah, who
had been cooking two years for the
bridge gang, set the table for the
midday meal, had the pots and
pans in action on the stove, nnd
then for some reason he must hnve
been seized with suicidal mania.
Going into the room he put a rope
around his neck, got on the bed and
jumped off, breaking his neck.
Coroner Black did mil deem nn inquest necessary.
The British Columbia Electric
company is applying for a charter
to build an electric road from Midway to Vancouver.
Thos. Clark died in the hospital
at Greenwood last week. Deceased
was 43 yenrs of age, and had been
a resident-of Greenwood for some
The following table gives the ore
for 1905, 1906 and for the past week:
Granby Mines, Phoenix	
Snowshoe,   Phoenix	
Mother Lode, Deadwood	
B. C. Mine, Snmmit	
Emma, Summit	
Oro Denoro, Summit Camp	
Bonnie Belle, Deadwood	
Brooklyn-Stemwinder, Phoenix.
Idaho, Phoenix	
Rawhide, Phoenix	
Sunset, Deadwood	
Mountain Rose, Summit	
Senator, SummitCamp	
Morrison, Deadwood	
Sulphur King,Summit	
Winnipeg, Wellington	
Big Copper, M'est Copper	
Carmi, West Fork	
Sally, West Fork	
I'mii'ilcr, West Fork	
Butcher Boy, West Fork	
Providence, Greenwood	
Elkhorn, Greenwood	
Strathmore, Providence	
Preston, Skylark	
Prince Henry, Skylark	
Skylark, Skylark Camp	
Last Chance, Skylark Camp	
E. P. U. Mine, Skylark Camp...
Bay, Skylark	
Mavis, Skylark	
Don Pedro, Skylark	
Crescent, Skylark	
Helen, Greenwood	
Republic, Boundary Falls	
shipments of  Boundary mines
1906 1907   Post Week
801,404 608,429
8,426 136,139
104,120 199,863
1,345 1,370
12,881 15,941
6,404 6,314
140,685        43,295 	
2,960 14,929
26,032 65.623
48,390       31,270 	
3,555 2,942
Total, tons  1,158,991
Smelter Treatment—
Granby Smelter  828,879
B. C. Copper Co.'s Smelter  121,031
Dominion Copper Co.'s Smelter  218,811
It is estimated that there are
about 200 men employed in the tie
camps in the vicinity of Greenwood.
It is claimed that these men average
over 84 per day.'
The provincial legislature will
begin its sittings on January 17th
next, according to a proclamation in
the last issue of the B. C. Gazette.
Billheads nnd Statements,
Letterheads nnd Envelopes,
Posters, Dates and Dodgers,
Business and Visiting Cards,
Lodge Constitutions nnd By-laws.
Shipping Tags, Circulars and Placards,
Bills of Fare nnd Menu Cards,
Announcements and Counter Pads,
Wedding Stationery,
And everything turned out in nn
Up-to-date Printery.
Good Printing—the kind we dp—is in itself
an advertisement, and a trial order will convince
you that our stock and workmanship are of tin*
best. Let us estimate on your order. We guarantee satisfaction.
^fe Evening   Sun
Job Department
Similkameen Land   Division,  District of
TAKK NOTICE tlmt A. Erskine Smith,   of
Grand Porks, British Columbia! ocoupa-
tion a Broker, intends to apply for a speeini
timber 1 icon so over tlio following described
lands, nil situate in theSiiniliuinieen Division
of Ynle District, Province of British Columbia:
Locution No. 1. Commencltifr nt a post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's S.W. corner,"
planted on the east bank of the West Kork
of the North Fork of Kettle River, about
eight mllea north of the northern boundary
of Lot 8685, Group 1, Similkameen Land Division, Yale District; thence east Kin chains,
thence north 40 dinlns-tlience west 100 chains,
thence south'10 chains to the point of commencement, containing -140 ncres, mora or
less. LooatedOctobor 22nd, 1907.
Location No. 2. Co in mane in**-' at a post
mnrked "A. Erskine Smith's 8, \\7 oorner,"
planted on the east bank of the West Kork of
the North Fork of Kettle Kiver. about 8U
miles north of the north boundnry of said
Lot 8686; theuce east 160 ohains, thenee north I
4nchains, thence west 1(10 chains, theuce
south 40 chains to the point of commencement, containing 040 acres, more or less. Located October 22nd, 11)07.
Location No. 3. Commencing at a post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's S. VV,, comer."
nltinted on the east hunk of the said West
Fork, about nine miles north of the said
northerly boundary of said Lot 86851 thence
east 160 chains, thenee nortli 40 chains.thence
west 100 chuins, thence smith 40 chains to the
point of commencement, containing 040
acres, more or less. Located October 22nd,
Location No. 4. Oommenolng at a post,
marked "A. Erskine Smith's S. W. comer,"
planted on the east hank of the said West
Fork, about 9'ij miles north of the northerly
boundary of said Lot 86-35] thence past 100
chains, theuce uorth 40 chains, thence west
100 chains, thence south 40 chains to the
point of commencement, containing 040
acres, more or lens. Located October 'i'ind,
Location No. 5, ComtriSnolug at a post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's N. 17 corner,"
plauted on the west bank of the said West
Fork, about ten miles north of the -uid
northerly boundary of said Lot BOM) tlieuce
xoiitli SOohalllR, tbence west SO chains, 'hence
north M chains, thenneeast 80 chains to ths
point   of   commencement,  containing oto
acres, mote or less.     Located  l!Hrd day of
October, 1007.
Location No, fi. Commencing at a post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's N. 17 corner,"
planted on the west bank ol the saitl West
I'o.'k, about nine miles north of the north
boundary ,.f said Lot R035( thence HO chains
south, thence 80 chains west,theuco 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains cast to the point of
oommencemnet, containing i;tu acros, more
or less.   Located 33rd day or Oetober, 1907.
Location No. 7. Commencing at n post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's S, W. comer,"
plnnted on the west bank of thesaid West
Fork; about 12'.. miles north of tiie north
boundary of said Lot '•'■iYAh, theuco Hill chains
east, thence 40 chains north, thence 100 chains
west, theuce 40 chains south tothe point of
commencement! containing 040 acres, moro
or less.   Located «thof Octobor, 1907.
Location No. 8. Commencing nt u post
marked "A. Erskine Smith's N. W. corner,"
planted uu the cast bank of thesaid West
Fork, about U» miles north of the north
boundary of said Lot 8885: theuce 100 chains
east, tbence 40 choins south, tlieuce 100ohains
west, tbence 40 chains uorth to the point
of commencement, containing 040 ucres,more
or loss.   Located 25th October, 1907.
Location No. 9. Commencing atii post
marked "A, Erskine Smith's ft, E. corner,"
planted on the east bank of the said West
Fork, about 10 miles north of the north
boundnry of said Lot 86851 thence 40 chains
east thence lOOchalus north, thence 40ahalns
west, t hence 100 chains south to the point uf
commencement, contain in i? 010 acres, more
or less.   Locuted "i »th October, 101)7.
Dated at (irand Forks, B.C., this 10th day
of November, 1907.
Total treated     1,168,121    1,110,860
Namk of Company.
Granby Consolidated—Copper.
Carl boo McKinney—Gold	
Total to   Latest      Per
; Date,      Date.   Share
13.0. Copper-Copper'     8,000,000    ;503,OOO     #5
Authorized -—hi.ami-is—.       Paid
Capitul.    Issued. Par.       1006. „.,     	
$15,000,1)00     135,000  $100   $1,020,000 $2,068,680 Sept. 1907   S3.00
.     1,260,000   1,250,000     $1           fi40,H!iTFeb. 1904      .04
200.000       81000     $8 16,000        38,221 Sept. 1906      .60
201,ii00 (Sept. 1907      .40
Geo. Taylor
General Contractor,
Excavator, Etc.
All Orders Given Prompt and Careful
Grand Forks, B. C
Heavy and Light Dray Work
Attended to Promptly. Passengers and Trunks to and
from all trains.
Telephone A129
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Invention la probably patentable. Communtca.
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lent free. (H-lnst niienry for Becur'tigpateiita,
Patents taken tnr<m?l> Munn St, Co. receive
special notice, without ehnnre, lu the
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Victoriu Hotel,
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