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Sun.
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Third Year.
Grand Forks, B. G, Tuesday, January 12, 1904
TWICE-A-WEEK
Financial- Statement
Ofthe City of Grand Forks for 1903.
Gband Fobki, B. C, JahUary 9th, 1904.
To His Worship the Mayor and to the Aldermen of the. City of Qrand: forks:
^Gentlemen:—We beg to lay before you the statement of the assets
and liabilities of, the City of Grand Forks on December 31st, 1903, and
the receipts and expenditures of the city during the year 1903. Although
we d6 not consider it necessary to draw your particular attention to the
separate items in the statement, still we think that a comparison should be
made between last year's general standing and that, of 1902, as shewn in
the Auditor's statement for tbat year. The joint liabilities of Grand
Borks and Columbia on Dec. 31, 1902, as shewn by the Auditors' statement, were 1300,762.83, while the total liabilities existing on' Dec. 31st,
1903, were $274,667.11, showing a decrease in liabilities to the extent of
$26,195.72.
The joint assets for 1902 were $255,054.36, and for 1903 were
$257,627.95.
The total receipte from water and light in 1903 were $15,757.55.
AgainBt this is placed an expenditure of Si 1,897.37, leaving a balance to
the good of $3,860.18 on the year's operations, in addition to which the
city has had free water and light to the extent of $3,000, as estimated by
the Water and Light Commissioner. \
We note the fact that no sinking fund was this year Bet aside towards
the redemption of debentures. The sum now owing this fund without i n
terest amounts to $13,672.50. ' "
We are very strongly of the opinion that separate bank accounts
'should be kept of all local improvement funds, and that such funds shonld-
not be kept in the general fund collections, and we also beg to draw your
attention' to the fact tbat the School Act specifically directs that school
funds should be kept in separate accounts from all other city monies.
We found that the books and accounts of the city have .been carefully
' kept, vouchers taken for all payments, and all work accurately done.
Respectully submitted,
H. C. HANINGTON,
J      W. H. M. MAY,,.
/  Auditors.
St.atbme.nt of Receipts rob thk Year 1908.
Cash on hand January 1st, 1908; $ 2,028.60
Cash in bank      "        "    '•    .<       698.31
,  $ 2,726.91
Taxes Collected— >
Property tax, 1903 $12,883.11
Property tax, arrears ;     6,535.31
Local improvement tax, 1903    4,252.06
Local improvement tax, arrears    3,772.89
Road tax '.         158.00
Dogtax ;        60.50  -
   27,661.87
Water and Light Collected-
Water rates ;..,...' $ 6,530.45
Light rates ,  10,227.10
Tapping fees       .273.50
/   '     16,031.05
"Licenses—
Hotel and Liquor $ 7,925.00
Other '     938.50   .
 ;     8,863:50
Police court fines -.  659.00
Sohool per capita grant ■.  3,77WH)
Proceeds temporary loan note '.. 9,000.00
Public Works Commissioners Account— '
Water WorkB debentures Bold $ 2,000.00
Proceeds nuto    4,000.00
     6,000.00
Miscellaneous—
Amalgamation rebate  100.00
Sidowalk charges '. -  147.83
Rente. „ w„ 8.50
Printing plant  25.00
Royal Insurance company  647.00
Rebates  42.15
Donation for bridge :  600.00
Pipe  25.00
Sundries  8.00
     1,603.48
Balance , —  553.43
... $76,876.54
Statement of Expenditures for the Year 1903.
Water and Light Department—
Electric light construction „'. $ 1,517.55
Electric light maintenance    5,449.45
.     Electrician's salary ',    1,200.00
Water works construction    1,337.32
Water works maintenance    2,847.92
Water works engineer's salary     1,500.00
Proportion commissioners'salary      900.00
  $14,752.24
Fire Department-
Plant $ 6.50
Maintenance , .' ,        146.47
Salary of chief        315.00
        467.07
Health. Department-r-
,   Maintenance'..;......1 ;..... $      184.10
Health officer's salary ,         420.00
—        004.10
Police Department-
Police salaries	
Police clothes.;	
Maintenance	
Police magistrate's salary.
Public Buildings—
Construction account.,
MointenanCe	
..$ 1,845.00
.'     186.20
..      123.30
600.00
,.$    182.75
32.20
2,754.50
214.95
Board of Works—
•   Plant....:..,, ' ..'  91.40
Sidewalks U.  1,558.87
Bridges  1,027.86
Streets  831.50
Teamster's salary  900.00
Stable maintenance  352.04
Board of School Trustess—Warrants,.
Law—Solicitor's salary	
Salaries—
Office    1,820.00
Mayor  300.00
Aldermen, 1902   150.00
Office
Janitor	
Maintenance..
120.00
284.63
Bills payable	
Interest...........	
Debenture interest ;	
Local improvement interest	
Local improvement debentures redeemed..
Public Works Commissioners' account. ...
4,7,61.67
7,130.50
900.00
2,270.00
404.63
12,500.00
1.710.42
10,365.10
J,530.20
5,329.78
6,975.00
Miscellaneous—
Printing and advertising $ 409.17
Incidentals  253.49
Insurance '• :  547.50
Fire lose  204.22
Charity I  '66.30
Fuel  96.30
Au*!it, 1902 ;  280.00
Amalgamation..**, : ••  660.00
Election expenses i /" 894.50
Donations  785.00
Hotel license rebates f.  500.00
Olherrebates  10.00
4,205.48
$76,876:54
Liabil:ti2s.
Public works debentures $20,000.00
Street improvement debentures  15,000.10
Water and light debentures  35,000.10
Smelter subsidy debentures  30,000.00
Fire hall debentures   15,000.00
Hospital debentures    3,000.00
Street improvement debentures     7,000.00
Water end light debentures •  25,000.00 I
School debentures   12,000.00
Electric light debentures   K',000.00
Waterworks debentures  22,«!00.00
Street improvement debenture*        9,030.00
Fire protection debentures     6,000.(0
Fire hull debentures     4,000.00
Repayment loan debentures     5,000.00
Kettle Valley Railway debentures     3,500.00
Hills payable ■ $ 6,000.00
Bills payable,(commissioners)  20,656.60
Hank ouerdraft    3,460.51
Local improvement debentures  23,150.00
Total '. i
Assets.
Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1903 $ 2,907.08
Sidewalk arrears       403.92
Waterarreare    1,067.19
Light arrears     1,020.20
Tax arrears  15,949.51
Sinking fund  13,945.74
Interest on same       672.97
Stable plant       600.00
Board of Works plant        91.40
Old power plant     3,500.00
Public buildings     5,832.75
Fire department equipment     8,506.60
Electric light plant ». 40,492.55
Water Works plant  79,003.32
School building; ground and"equipment. 1  26,219.25
Columbia debentures (hypothecated) •, 32,800.00
Local improvement arrears .-•   0,846.38
Local improvement charge* against prop, owners. 14,817.10
Excess of liabilities over assets  16,939.1(1
$222,300.00
$52,267.11
$274,567.11
$274,567.11
audited, found correct,
J. A. McCALLUM,
Treasurer.
II. C. HANINGTON, 1 .   ..^
W. IL M. MAY,       } AU(lltors-
BI
The Complete City Ticket
Returned Without
Opposition.
The civic nominations in this city
yesterday afternoon proved to be
quite a surprise party. The mayor,
aldermen and school trustees were
all elected by acclamation for the
first time in the history of the city.
Mr. Jeff Hammar, the local manager for P. Burns & Co., will occupy the mayor's chair in 1904. It
was expected up to the last moment-
that Mayor Burrell would stand for
re-election, but owing to other matters of importance, which will occupy his time in the immediate* future, he declined the honor. Three
of the old aldermen will remain in
the council, and three new men will
occupy the seats of those retiring.
Following is the order in which
the nominations were received:
For Mayor—Jeff  Hammar, pro- .
posed by Jeff Davis, seconded  by
W. K. C. Manly.
For- Aldermeh,   East  Ward—F.
H. Hutton, proposed by M. Barrett,
seconded by J. A. Smith;'Wm.  Mc-y
Nee, proposed by R. Gaw, seconded
by Geo. Chappie.
Centre Ward—N. McLellan, proposed P. T. McCallum, seconded by-
H. C. Hanington; M. F. Feeney,
proposed bj A. W. Fraser, seconded
by J. C. Soars.
West Ward—A. L. Clements, proposed by W. H. Dinsmore, seconded by John D. Spence; Neil McCallum, proposed by H. C. Hanington,
seconded by John D; Spence.
School Trustees—I. A. Dinsmore,
proposed by N^McLellan, seconded
by John Donaldson,- H. C. Haning-
lon, proposed by N. McLellan, seconded by Neil McCallum.
As there were no other nominations made at 2 o'clock, thc time for
closing, the returning officer declared the above elected for the ensuing year.    «•
Joe Thatcher took the Dufour
family out for a sleigh ride last Sunday. After they had returned to
the Queen's hotel, and just as the
party had alighted from the cutter,
the hoiB'S thought they heard tho
C. P. R. train coming, and started
to meet it at a Nancy Hunlrgait.
About midway between the two stations they attempted to make a
hurdle over a tall post. Fortunately
thc post wo* strong enough to stop
the runaways, but it was also sufficiently robust to make kindling
wood out of tho cutter. Joe says he
told the horses to stop when they
started. But Uncle Joe s|waks only
French, and the horses understand
only English, so it is unjust to
charge disobedience on tbeir part.
He is now taking driving lessons on
thc coal wagon, *tnd thinks tho next
time l.cgocs out for a lcigb ride ho*
will hire a pair of gentle cows.
Ed Kerney, an employe of the
Great Northern railway, had one of
iiis fingers so badly smashed by the
interlocking switch at the junction
of the Great Northern and Hot Air
roads, last Saturday, that it wns
found necessary to havo it amputated. Dr*. Kingston and Gordon
performed thc operation. ©ljp Ilmting &un
PUIU.ISHKl) EVERY TUESDAY AND FltinAY
EVENINGS AT GRAND F0RK8, D.C, BY
O. A. EVANS.
8UBSCHIRTION  BATKS:
One year....$2.00 I Thrcemontlis. .60
Sir months.. 1.00 \ One month.... .20
Advertising rates furnished on apjtli-
cation.
Legal notices, 10 and 6 Cts. per line.
Address all communications tn
The Evening Sun,
PllO'XK 55. GRAND   FOHKH, B. C
'I (JESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1904
The result ofthe nominations for
mayor and aldermen in this city
.yesterday was a great surprise to the
ratepayers. That the full board of
aldermen would be retnmed by acclamation was'not thought of for a
moment. However, such wns the
result, and from comments hesrd on
the streets it seems to be satisfactory
to all concerned. The board of aldermen is made up of good, strong
men, with good-business abilities.
Consisting as they do of three of hist
year's council and three new ones,
they should be able to make n good
sh wing in 1904. There is no rca-
s in why Mr. Jeff Haintnar should
not fill the mayor's chnir satisfactorily. He has had considerable
experience in municipal affairs in
the past in this city, and as a result
he should be able to give a good account of himself at the end of his
term. The election of I. A. Dins-
.rnore and H. C. Hanington ns school
trustees meets with the approval of
all.
It will be seen by comparing the
financial report printed in this issue
with the auditor's report of Inst year
that the city is K28.769.31 better of
financially than it wns a yean ago,
ns excess of liabilities over assets a
year ago wns $45,708.47, and now
the excess is only $16,937.16, making a difference of 828,769.31 in the
city's financial condition, which ha<
been liquidated by the cnricellntion
of certain debentures, payment in
full of certain local improvement
debentures nnd reduction of the
city's floating debt. It is satisfying
to the ratepayers to know that after
a long term of years the city's financial condition has at last taken a
turn, and, owing to proper management of the city's finances, the balance is this year placed on thc
right side of the ledger. Many of
the Rip Van Winklee, who have nil
these years been asleep ns to the
.city's financial condition, will be
awakened by this financial report to
ask themselves how it is that in a
year of dall, quiet business like the
last, a year in which a good average amount of public improvement
has been made, tho city's liability
has first been reduced, and what is
the cause of increased debt in each
and every year previous to this. It
is hoped thc good work will eon,
tinue, as there is a good sprinkling
of the old council returned to seats
in the new council.
I        1
DRIVING OUT CAPITAL.
Forks, B. C.—Gentlemen; Please
return to us any mortgage forms
and solicitors' certificates; which you
may have on hand, ns we have decided to discontinue loaning money
in your, town on account of the new
tax recently imposed hy the government, which we consider unfair,
and which has made it .necessary for
us to loan our money in other provinces where no such tax is imposed,
and where we get tiie same rates of
interest which we can secure in
British Columbia. Yours truly,
Thos. T. La.voi.ois, Mgr.
This company iB national in its
character, doing business from *,he
Pacific to the Atlantic. . The expenses of the company nre mostly
incurred in this province in connection with securing members nnd the
collecting of small monthly payments from thousnnds of working-
men, and also fn the general head
office expenses.
The new tax being on the gross
revenue, means thnt'the company
hns to pay tnxes on thc money used
for the necjsary expenses incurred in
securing capital as well as the profits
available for dividends. The manager of the company went to Victoria
before-the bill was passed, and explained to the government officials
that thc company would be willing
to, pay a tax on the profits made on
money lonned in the province, but
thnt if the government placed a tnx
on the profits'made on money lonned
in other parts of Canada, it would
then be his duty to call a meeting
of the shareholders nnd show them
the advantage' to be derived by securing a Dominion charter nnd
moving the hend office to! Calgary,
where it would be in a more central position to secure the benefit of
the immense money lending business now developing in the Northwest, and where the money would be
free from taxi       i
However, this course is notneces-
sary under the new Assessment Act,
as the company can still keepits
office in Vancouver and send its
funds to the Northwest, and follow
the example of several eastern loan
and insurance companies which
have stopped lending in British Columbia and are now loaning their
surplus funds in the great Northwest.
The loss caused by driving capital
out of the province does not in any
way affect the companies referred to,
but seriously affects the growth of
the province, as very few working-
men can build homes for themselves
without some assistance from money
lending institutions, and the bankB
are not allowed to loan on mortgages.
A serious effect of thc the taxes to
be levied by the provincial govern
ment under the new Assessment Act
is shown by the following letter,
just received by the local solicitors
for the British Columbia Permanent
Loan company. The company has
shown its faith in Grand Forks by
lending large sums here, and has
made a reputation for generous dealing and fair play. It has decided
that it cannot continue to do business here, however, for reasons
stated in the letter:
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 7, 100-1.—
Messrs. Clement & Spence,  Grand
Victor Agelin, a young Norwegian,
died last Saturday at the hospital
of tuberculosis. He came hero
last summer from Spokane, and for
several months worked for Geo. E.
Massie, the tailor. He hns been
laid up in the hospital here for the
past two month, and apparently
was without friends or relatives in
this part of the country, ns he hns
been a city charge during his ill
ness. The funeral was held yesterday.
W. S. Shannon of the electrical
department of the Granby smelter,
has moved his family from the
North addition to Columbia.
smelter people. Mr. and Mrs. Perkins will carry, with them the best
wishes of the community to their,
new home.
J. W. Jones returned Inst Sntur-
day from a trip to Spokane and
points south, where he went to purchase some heavy draught horses.
It is his intention to place another
tenm to haul ore from the Senator
mine. Another (earn will also bo
add«l to his delivery business, ns
the demand for wood is so great thnt
ho ennnot fill all orders at present.
For Rent—Six-room house in
North nddition; desirably located;
city water and ljgh't; bath. Enquire
nt Grand Forks hotel.
Leonard Vaughan, of the firm of
Vnughnh & Mclnnis, the well known
ranchers, left by Monday's C. P. R;
express for his old home in Nova
Scotin. It is twenty years since he
last visited his home, and he there-
lore expects, to find many chances.
He will be gone about three months.
A sleighing party under the
auspices of the Ladies' Aid of Knox
church, to W. H. Covert's home,
will be given next -Friday evening,
tbe loth inst. All parties desiring
to go, will meet at the church at
7:80 p.m. Tickets will be 50c, and
aro on sale at John Donaldson's
fruit store.
Rev. Henry Steele returned yesterday from Nelson, where he occupied the pulpit in the episcopal
churoh last Sunday.
Rev. Dr. Wright returned from
Rossland Mondny. He preached in
the Presbyterian church in that city
last Sunday both morning and even-
big-
The Misses Hodges, daughters of
Mr. nnd Mrs. A! B. W. Hodges, returned to Spokane Sundny morning
to resume their studies, nfter' spending the holidays with their parents
in tbis city.
C. A. DesBrisay, Great Northern
right of way agent, returned to Spokane Sunday morning.
"You're next" at thc Yale Barber
Shop.
The Rn. Irl ft. Hicks 1904 AIouuuc
The Rev. Irl R. llickj> Almnnae
for 1904 is uow ready! It will be
mailed to any uddreds for 30 cents.
It is surprising how such an elegant,
costly book can be sent prepaid so
cheaply. No family or person is
prepared to study the heavens, or
the storms and weather in 1904,
without this wonderful Hicks Almanac and Prof. Hicks' splendid paper,
Word and Works. Both are sent
for only $1 a year. Word and Works
is among the best American maga-
zincs. Like the Hicks Almanac, it
is too well known to need further
commendation. Few men have labored moro faithfully for the public
good or found a ■"farmer place in the
hearts of the peoplo. Send orders to
Word and Works Publishing Co.,
2201 Locust St., St. Louis, Mo.
Walter Perkins and'family will
shortly leave' for Northport, Wash.,
\Vhere they will reside in future.
Mr. Perkins has been employed at
the smelter hero for the pnst three
years as head assayer, and it will be
a "matter of deep regret to his many
friends to learn that he is leaving
the city. He has accepted a lucrative position   with  the Northport
W'NTEU-FAITHKUL PERSON TO CAM,
on r*>tAi 1 triulfl inn! agents for mHnufnctiiritig
house having well etMblllbed husiiiess; local
territory; straightsalary $20 paid weekly
nml expense money advnnced; previous experience unnecessary; position permanent;
business successful. Bnolose solf-addresBeil
envelope. Superintendent Travelers, 60s
Motion Bldg., Chicago.
R. G. MCCUTCHEON
CABINET MAKER
Turning, Scroll Work, Saw
Filing, Gumming and Skate
Sharpening.
Riverside   Avenue,
Op. J. W. Japes' Furniture Store.
Dr. Howard's
White Pine and Syrup
...WILL..
STOPTHATCOUGH
Also Try
Dr. Howard's
LAX COLD TABS
To breath up a
Cold, Cough, Etc.
WOODLAND'S
Drug Store
! OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE
P. BURNS & CO.
Dealers in
All Lindsof
Fresh and Cured
MEATS
Fish and Game in Season
GRAND   FORKS
Just Arrived...
A Fresh Supply of
This Year's Fruits
CURRANTS AND RAISINS,
Cleaned and Seeded.
Candied Peel Shelled Walnuts
Shelled Almonds Mince Heat
And Absolutely FRESH   EGOS
IN FACT, EVERYTHING YOU WANT FOR
YOUR XMAS CAKE AND PUDDING.
PHONE
30
J. H. HODSON
Donaldson's Cigar Store
Is the Spot to Buy
PIPES,* TOBACCOS  AND CIGARS
All Leading Brands in Stock.
TRY A LORD ROBERTS
Best in the Market for the Money.
PHONE 64       CORNER BRIDGE AND FIRST STREETS
Tl 1
FROM. .
THE LONDON MUTUAL,
0TTAWAr ANGLO-AMERICAN
AND EQUITY
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES
You can get
the best rates.
W. L. WELDS',
AQENT.
ORAND PORKS. B. C.
Rainey's
CIGAR STORE
XMAS GOODS
G. B. D., B. B. B. AND ALL
PATENT PIPES, POUCHES
AND   CIGAR  HOLDERS.
PDAY1NG CARDS
WILLS' CAPSTAN,
SMITH'S GLASGOW,
IMPORTED CIGARS.
BRIDGE STREET
FOR A GOOD FIT
A Stylish'Finish and
Lasting Satisfaction
Get Your Clothes
Made by
W. H. DINSMORE,
MEIUJH ANT TAILOB,
URANn FORKS, B. C.
DR. MACDONALD
DENTIST
Graduate Pennsylvania College of
Dental Surgery, Philadelphia. *>
Office in Megaw. Block.
Phone 138.        Grand Forks, B. C.
L.  P. ECKSTEIN
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, ETC.
' Mokhisos Blook,        QKAMJ rtj^KS, It. (J.
Dr. Follick
DENTIST
Graduate of Philadelphia Dental
College.
I Office oyer Hunter-
Phone 27. Kendrick Co.'s Store.
W. II. 1'. I'l.KMBNT JOIiH D. SUKOI!
BfTt
Barrl-nterB, Sollcltorr*.
NoUirloM. f£ta-
HldDii Blook, Corner Winnipeg Avenue and
Firit Street,
GRAND FORKB, B. O.
Pacific Hotel
J.J.MoINTOHH
Oppoiite G.P. R. Smtioii.
Columbia B.C
GRAND FORKS FEDERAL LA-
bor   Union No.  231, A.L.U.—
Meets    every    Wednesday    evening
at 8 o'clock in   Federal   Union  hall.
- Jas. A. Harris, Pres.
John T. Lawrence, Sec.
DONE ON TIME.
lit our jewelry store we have a special department "fenced off," so to apeak, from the
main show room. Iu charge of this Is an expert workman—n mechanic, a genius. Tou
should call at this department quite often, as
your watch should be examined at least
once a year, or tho olnwti of your diamond
ring may be worn off and you run thn rink
of losing the stone. We never oharge lor examination'', Hnd all work left in our shop
will bo fixed iu a thorough, workmanlike
manner, will he HONK ON TIME it Is promised, and the price will be reasonable, satisfactory. If your watch or diamond ring
does not need repairing, you may have
olqck to fix. A. b. MORRISON,
.Jeweler and Optician, Grand Forks
GEO.   CHAPPLE
PRACTICAL PLUMPER
I Carry a Complete Line
>    of Plumbing Specialties.
UP-TO-DATE PLUMBING.
OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE
.   WHY GO EAST      i
Over the Bun-burned, sage brush
and alkali plains, when you may
just as well take a delightful, cool
and comfortable ride through the
heart of thc Rocky Mountains in
view of the grandest scenery on the
American continent?
This you can do by traveling on,
the Rio Grande system, the far-
famed "Scenic Line of the World,"
the only transcontinental line passing through Salt Lake City, Glen-
wood Springs, Leadville, Colorado
Springs and Denver'enroute to eastern points.
Three daily express trains make
closo connections with all trains east
and west, and afford achoicoof five
distinct routes of travel. The equipment of these trains is the best, 'including free reclining chair cars,
standard and tourist sleepers, a perfect dining car service, and also
personally conducted excursion cars,
each in charge of a competent guide,
whoBe business ,is to look after the
comfort of his guests. No more
pleasant and inexpensive means of
crossing tho continent can be found
than is provided by these excursions.
For additional details' address J.
D. Mansfield, Gen. Agt., Rio Grande
Lines, No. 124 Third Str et, Portland, Ore.
THE  MILWAUKEE
A familiar name for the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Ruilwuy, known
all over the Union us the greut mil
way running the "Pioneer Limited"
trains every duy and night between St.
Punl and Chicago, und Omaha und
Chcago. "The only perfect trains in'
the world." Understand: Connections are made with All Transoouti
iientul Lines, assuring to passengers
the best service known. Luxurious
couches, electric lights, steam heat, of
a verity equaled by no other line.
See that your ticket reads via "The
Milwaukee" whon going to any point
in the United States or Canada, All
ticket agents sell them.
For rates, pamphlets or   other   information, address
11. L. Fohd, H. S. Rowe,
Trav. Puss. Agt.,      Gen. Agent,
Spokane, Wash.    Portland, Ore.
If you want to buy Halcyon Mineral Water call at the Grand Forks
hotel. •
PORTRAITS
S POH A
Xmas Present
There is nothing so appropriate and
inexpensive as u good Photograph
of yoursolf or family.
Better have your Hitting this week,
and I will bo uble to'finish them in
. time to send to the old folks.
The latest in photography inPLATINO
TYPES. We make them. Call and
see samples.
MILNER
AT BLOHE'S
OLD STAND
N. -B.-The morning light Is the liBst for
Children's Pictures this time of the year.
NOT IN THE COMBINE
BUY YOUR MEAT, POULTRY, OYSTERS AND FISH WHERE
TH-E PRICES ARE RIGHT. A CARLOAD OF TURKEYS
AI*!D CHICKENS WILL ARRIVE FOR XMAS..
CITY MEAT MARKET
. HAROLD JACKSON, Proprietor
Ingenious.
The French papers tell of a thrifty
Parisian who has hit upon a new Byatcm
of safety deposit. A visit waff recently
made to a police station in the Faubourg
Man mar Ere by a.VI. Samuel V., who eamo
to claim u ptrcel of jewels which he had
lost a month previously, valued at 300,-
000 franca. Tiie commissary consulted
his register. M. V.'s jewels had been
found and taken to the -station by M.
Leon p. "It is very uurious," said an
employee, "these same jewels were lost on
the -sume date lust year, and brought
here by a M. Leon D.t and claimed a
month afterward by M. Samuel V." "'It
is very*curious! Too curious!" said tho
commissary; "explain this strange coincidence." After a slight hesitation, M.
Samuel V. explained that, being afraid
of burglar* while away for a month'.,
holiday, he thought it would be diflicull
to find a more secure place to put them
Strange Run of Numbers.
"Odd how one particular number will
teem to be connected with the fate of
some particular person, is It notT" asked
the man with the incandescent whiskers
Of the man with the underdone nose.
"Yea," answered the man with the
underdone nose. "Now, there was Fin-
ley Ma-rigger, down our way. He was
born on the sixth day of the month,
grew to be six feet tall, had six' children,
and died on ihe sixth day oi the week,
worth six million dollars."
"Rather strange," said the man with
the incandescent whiskers; "but it isn't
* circumstance compared to Tennyson Ten Eycke,, a fellow I used
to know. He was born on the
tenth day of the tenth month, in
the tenth year after his parents were
married. He was always a tender-hearted
boy, and at ten years of age he lost ten
•fingers and toes altogether by trying to
Bave ten kittens that had been thrown in-
front of a train of ten cars on the tenth
siding in the railway yards at 10.10 a.m.'
Ten years later he was married to Ten-
nie Tendall, whose father owned ten
business block9, each ten stories high.
They were divorced in ten weeks, and he
married a girl named Tenwick, who lived
ten miles from Teneriffe. They got room
10 at a hotel on their bridal tour, which;
began on the tenth day of the month,
and the hotel collapsed at ten o'clock
at night, and ten hours later they dug
them out, and she was dead. He mourned,
her for ten days only, and was then married to a widow woman by the name of,
Tengerrow. She eloped with a man
named Tenhnlly ten minutes after they'
were married. It went along that way1
until Ten Eycke had married ten wives,,
and he waa perfectly happy with the'
tenth."
"That certainly Is remarkable,1* ob**'
served the man with the underdone nose.
"Yes. And in addition to all that;
Tennyson Ten'Eycke was the most tender-hearted man you ever knew, in spite
of his misfortunes. Also, he was the!
champion tennis player; but at golf it
always took ten strokes for him to put
the ball in the hole, and as a usual tiling,
he lost ten balls in every, game. He died,
ten years ago, having been shot ten_
times by a man who disputed a debt of'
ten dollars and ten cents."
The man with the underdone nn<u?
cast a glance of suspicion at the man
with tbe Incandescent whiskers.
"And" he mused, "I suppose they
burled Ten Eycke in a grave ten fee'
deep and ten miles from nowhere, and
the tender tendrils of ten of tiie tender*
est vines are tentatively twining over his
ten-year-old ^omb."
Then the man with the Incandescent
whiskers ordered some ten-cent cigare
and   they smoked   for ten  minute-.
"Judge."
Victim of His Own Game.
Mrs. Potter Palmer*a son Honore, wl.
was married in August, once outwitted ;
concierge in Paris neatly.
A lad of sixteen or thereabout at th
time, he was spending the winter i
Paris with his mother. One cold nigh
in February he stayed out nmtiMinll
late, and, desiring to get In withou
awakening anyone, he ran? up the cor
clerge soltfy. "'Hie'concierge, with equi»
softness, came downstairs He whisperc1
through the keyhole, "Is that you, >■
Palmer?" and then he said, positively:
"I can't let you in, sir."
"Why not!" asked the young man.
"Because the rules are very strict,
said the concierge. "Kb one ever is le
in after midnight." ,
The boy desired ardently to enter. II'
thought a moment, then he slipped i
gold louls under thc door,
"I have lust slipped a gold louls und"
the door for you, concierge," he whi-
fiered.   "Now let me in, that's a gooi
tlldffV
The conclergo Instantly drew back,th>
bolt. "Come In softly. Make no uoU<
monsieur," he said shamelessly.
But young Palmer was already regret
ting the gold l-juis—his last one. /
thought struck him, and he had no soon
er entered than he said:
"Oh, by the way, I left a book on th
stone balustrade outside. Do you min.
getting it for met"
With great polttcnor.*« the concierge, i
his hare feet, tiptoed out upon the col.
stones. While he fumbled about the bin
pushed to the door and locked it.
*T*et me in, monsieur," whispered tli'
concierge, who had on nothing but i
nightdress of white linen.
•I can't let you in. Wc let no one li
after midnight.   Unless *
But young Palmer had to go no fin
ther. The concierge, freezing in the coW
perceived that he had been outwitted
and in his turn slipped the gold loui
under the door. Pocketing it. the bo;,
admitted the man and then went quiet 1
to bed.
"Was his murrt.it"p a success-it" "I
should say it was. Ke has trird to m»*
cure a divorce in South Dn'-ota jfew
York, Oklahoma, ami England, and In*
marriage still Holds."—Brooklyn "Life."
Just what you want
Just when you want it
GOOD SERVICE is composed of two element*)
—excellence of the work and proniptness in
the execution. Bad work executed promptly is not good service—good work delivered behind
time is not good service; but the two combine to
make one of the most necessary, but hardest to obtain and often most expensive, requirements of the
twentieth century business man. That we have
learned the lesson in theory we have shown. Our
customers will testify that we have also learned it
in practice.
WE  PRINT:
Price Lists
Pamphlets
Letterheads
Billheads
Statements
Invitations
Ball Programmes
Business Cards
Visiting Cards
Shipping Tags
Dodgers
Envelopes
Etc., Etc., Etc.
^
We Carry a Complete Line of Stationery in Stocl^.
-is*
Our Jobbing Plant is new, and consists of thc
latest and most popular faces of type and the
most up-to-date machinory. All work guaranteed
• to give satisfaction,
TheEveningSun
Job Department.   Phone 55 TWICE-A-WEEK
.FOR   ONLY.
A radical change from old methods and prices has been made by j
the Toronto Daily News. The eyes
of the newspvper world, have
been upon The News for the past few
months, during which time several!
departures have been made which
have given that paper a widespread '•
reputation for enterprise and origin-
ality. This latest move,is'to place'
The News at the price of $1.00 a,
year by mail. Only a deep-founded
belief m the future success of The
News could lead the publishers to
make such a reduction in price.
But just as tho dollar magazine has
taken hold of the people, so, we venture to predict, The News will secure a vast and over-increasing circulation, based not only on the popular price at whioh it is sold, but
mainly upon tho intrinsic merits*of
he paper.
We have arrangements concluded
which enables us to club the Toronto
News with our own paper at $2.25 a
year'in advance. Such a combination presents many unique features
—our semi-weekly giving you all
the home, and district news, and
the big 12-page dailv keeping you in
touch with events all over the world.
Send us your subscription to The
News, or if you would like to see
the paper first, write us and we will
secure a samplo copy.
Subscribe
vL-
Now.
■A
1001.
231,762
1,721
1902.
309,858
20,800
99,034
804
150
47,405
500
650
141,326
7,455
14,811
8,530'
BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS
i     • t
The following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mine\) for  1900,
for the past week: . ' -
\    . lodo.
Granby Mines,Phoenix  64,533
Snowshoe, Phoenix ;        297
Brooklyn, Phoenix        150
Mother l/ode, Deadwood.     5,840
Sunset, Deadwood i 	
Morrison, Deadwood	
B. C. Minej Summit  19,494
R. Bell, Summit ,.,,,.	
Emma, Summit	
Senator, .Summit Camp ' •	
Oro Denoro	
Winnipeg, Wellington     1,070
Golucn Crown, Wellington    2,250
Athelstan, Wellington     1,200
KingSolomon,W. Copper	
No. 7 Mine, Central "
City of Paris, Central.....     2,000
Jewel, Long Lake..., v .        160
Carmi, West Fork ;'....-. „.
Providence, Providence .' i	
Elkhorn, Greenwood ; : ...
E. P. U/and Goldfinch ,',;     	
Ruby, Boundary Falls...	
Miseelloneous; .' ,■„.,    3,230
1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, and
\ \   ,
1903.       1901 Past Week
393J.718     10,680    10,650
74,212             •    ......
130,492
15,731
3,339
19,365
2,690      2,690
1,040
550
875
665
"350
890
3,456
785
.625
482
2,175
22,937
363
15,537
2,435
1,320      1,320
132 132
1,120      1,120
5,046
330
330
219
325
910
400
167
Total, tons  99,730   390,000   507,515   684,426     16,272     16,272
Iranby Smelter treated  62,387   230,828   312,340   374,203     11,409     11,409
,. Appellate Court Decisions
The case of Mathew. Miller, vs.
Dr. Averill, which was heard before
Judge- Leamy in the county court,
held in this city on Nov. 25th, and
which was appealed to a higher
teurt, was decided in favor of the
plaintiff at Victoria on Monday, Jan.
4. The plaintiff sued to recover the
sum of $223.75 for work done for
defendant. Averill claimed Miller
had agreed to accept stock in tbe
Sunset mine at 15'cents per share in
part payment. In the county court
Judge Leamy ordered Averill to
turn the stock over to Miller. From
his decision Miller appealed to the
full court, with the rpsult thnt thc
full amount was ordered paid in
cash to Miller, also thc costs of the
case, and the appeal to be paid hy
the defendant. W. H. P. Clement
for Miller, and E. C. Bodw. 1' for
Averill.
The case of the Traders Ba nk of
Spokane vs. W. H. Covert, to recover the amount of $721 on a
promissory note given by thelngram-
Muir company, and endorsed by W.
H. Covert, was also decided by the
full court, and Judge Leamy.'s decision was upheld, and an order was
made on Covert to pay the amount,
with costs of court and the appeal.
W. H. P. Clement for plaintiff, und
5. S. Taylor, K. C, for defendant.
Union Heat Coiipany
Wholesale and Retail
Meat Herchants
Head Office at :
Greenwood, B. C.
Markets, at:
Greenwood, B. C.
Phoenix, B. C.
Grand Forks, B. C.
McLeod, Ai/ta.
Fresh and Cured Meats
Fresh Fish, Game and Poultry
W-e Supply Only the Best
Your Trade Solicited       *
PHONE 14
The "Club"
OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE,
First Street. ,
Highest Grade Imported
Ports, Cherries, Burgundies, Etc.
■   '/ ■     Nf
, JOE   THATCHER
PROPRIETOR
J. W.Jones
Furniture Dealer
A large consignment of Lounges, Dining-room Chairs,
Tables and Sofas just arrived. Call and inspect them.
Also a stoek of Blankets, Quilts, Pillows, etc., to be sold
nt greatly reduced prices. See our display of Pictures
for Christmas.
For a nice hair-cut or shave go to
the City Barber Shop on Riverside
avenue.    Baths 25c.
Baths 25 cents at the Yale Barber
Shop.
Riverside Avenue
Grand Forks
An Imaginary Mongoose.
lu passenger entered a railway cm
rlage in Australia, in which wns .rot''.
• particularly aggretsivc cumniewinl tm
veler, and placed In thn rack op-malto' u
■mail wooden box pierced with holes. Ii
the conversation Which followed the com
merslal traveler gave several bints -aim
he would like to know what wa* In th.'
box, Without avail. At last hit curlosilj
got the better ol him.
"I say, old man," h« a«M, whm
have you in that box!"
"A mongooae," was,the reply.
A aeries ol diplomatic remarks lol
lowed, aimed at getting the reason for
carrying a mongooae; but, aa no exp'.itn.:.
tion waa offered, the commercial traveler
had to say plump out:
"What are you going to do with that
mongoose?" I
The answer he got was: 'Tm going to
see a friend who has been drinking very
heavily of late—so heavily, in fact, tint
he has developed delirium tremens. You
may be aware that people so aufferlnj*
are inclined to see snakes, and you inay
also be aware that there is .nothing on
earth so deadly to snakes aa a mon-
?oose." He sat back, evidently satisfied
hat he had given a full and complete
explanation.
"But—but, I say," said the commercial
traveler, "those snakes are Imaginary."
"So ia my  mongoose," returned  th*
Hereon interrogated.—"8porting Times."
N. D. McINTOSH
BECONO   STREItT, GRAND   FORKH
A Complete Line of Furniture, Hardware and Cutlery Always
Carried in Stock and Sold Bed-Rook Prices. Largest Variety of
Goods in the City.
NEW AND SECOND-HAND GOODS
Bought and Sold. Call and Inspect My Goods. A Great Variety
of New Articles Suitable for Christmas Gifts.
STOVES A SPECIALTY. SEE MAC FOR BARGAINS
A State of Nature.
Our English cousins use "lett off" foe oui
"out olT,1' as applied to second-hand gar
■mate. The following advertisement recently appeared In a London paper: "Mr,
and Mrs. Hardy have left off clothing o|
all kinda. They call be .seen any da*,
from 3 to a p.m.''—Julia L Pattou li
."Idppincott'a Mageiine,"
Now Is the Time
To Make Your Hens Lay-
Eggs Are Away Up.
Come and buy Food that will make them lay—such as Ground
Bones, Bones, Beef Scraps, Oyster Shells and Pratt's Poultry
Food.
Also a
Full Line of
Always on
Hand.
FLOUR AND FEED
N. McLELLAN &  CO.
White Bros.
Jewelers and
Opticians.
Careful attention given to v
Watch Repairing. i
Engraving a Specialty.
1 BRIDGE STREET GRAND FORKS, B. C. g

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