BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Evening Sun Sep 29, 1903

Item Metadata


JSON: xgrandforks-1.0342203.json
JSON-LD: xgrandforks-1.0342203-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xgrandforks-1.0342203-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xgrandforks-1.0342203-rdf.json
Turtle: xgrandforks-1.0342203-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xgrandforks-1.0342203-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xgrandforks-1.0342203-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

; If
'   ;     .■
Vol. n.
Grand Forks, B. G, Tuesday, September 29, 1903
Clement's Platform
A Manifesto Which Will Be Heartily Supported by All Citizens Having the Province's Welfare at Heart.
Fellow Electors:
At the request of the Liberal Association of this riding i have consented to contest the coming election in
the Liberal interest. "While I personally regect that the honor of carrying the Liberal standard to victory has
has not fallen to other and stronger
hands than mine, it is with no misgiving as to the result ^hat I enter
on the campaign. , I am in this battle
to win, if by strenuous straightforward fighting any political battle can
be won. I believe it can. What is
needed is united effort on the part of
the Liberals and all others who desire
to see reform in the government of
this province.
The condition of the province has
become intoltrable. Blessed by Provi-
yenco with vast stores of wealth in
mines, forests, agricultural lands and
fisheries, British Columbia has had its
very good turned to evil by a long
series of personal sectional, clique governments of men who have exploited
the people's property for private gain.
We have a population of 177,000—
men, women aud children, Indians
and Orientals'—and a public debt of
$£,300,000, renwi.ting 835 por
head, or $175 at least, for each adult
man in the province. The average
cost of government in the other provinces of Canada is about % 2per head
per annum; with us it is seven times
greater, or $14,25 per head. In
8alaJ.es alone we pay more than $2 a
head, or over 4370,000.
Every year we spend more than
our income, Last year we went further
into debt to the tune of $750,000;
aud Mr. Carter-Cotton, a former Conservative finance minister,- says
that if the accounts of the last four
years were properly investigated it
will be found in that short time we
have spent 85,000,000 more than our
revenue from all sources.
The present premier was a member
of the assembly during those four
years', and lie has never protested
against the prodigal scale of expenditure, ou the contrary, the very assets
from which a fund might be derived
to moot the costs of government have
befln wasted. As a minister of the
Crown, Mr. Melbide was a party to
the orders in council granting large
areas of valuable coal and petroleum
lands iu Southeast Kootenay to the C.
P. It.—a fraud upon the legislature,
whioh was prevented, not by Mr. McBride, but by the watchful zeal of a
Liberal member. The excuse givenby
Mr. McBride for his official act in
agreeing to the grants shows that he
is utterly unworthy to he trusted
with the care of the people's property.
He took the word of a colleague that
it was all right. What guarantee
have wc that another colleague will
not again hypnotize Mr, McBride into
giving oway further tracts of the
public domaini
But when bona fide locators comply
with the law of the province) stake
coal lands according to law, and tender the price fixed by law, Mr. McBride refuses to grant the licenses
Which the law says shall be granted to
those Who have followed the requirements of the Act. He prefers to keep
the question dangling for partisan advantage—the last refuge of a weak
politician. Or is it that lu; still hopes
to "deliver the goods" to the C. P. IU
By a piece of trickery quite in keeping with the traditious of the political
gamesters with whom helms been so long,
and still is associated, tho honorable
premier has cut short the campaign.
,It will be almost impossible for me to
have the privilege of seeing you all
personally in the three weeks left before the polling day. Fortius reason
I publish this open letter in order that
you may know where 1 stand on the
issues before you. It is now your
turnto take personal part in the government of your province. Act in the
way you want your representatives in
parliament to act. Vote with a tingle
eye to the best interests of our common country. As the candidate of
the Liberal party, I respectfully ask
your votes and your influence to elect
me because I believe that neither at
the hands of theMcBridegovernment,
nor at the hands of theorizing Socialists, will any practical business-like
improvement upon- the past misdoings take place.
The Liberals have had no opportunity to show their mettle in the political
arena of his province. But the administration of public affairs by a Liberal government at Ottawa since 1896
is a striking example of what Liberalism iu action means. National
unity from ocean to ocean; a loyalty
to Hritish connection evidenced in
i\wa\ instead of mere lip-loyalty; a system of taxation equal in Incidence and
in protection te home industry instead
of a system of government aid to favored uianufactunTs; a determined stand
against the Oriental deluge of. low-
standard civilization; an honest effort
to bring capital and labor into harmonious working for tho good of all;
energetic worklto ward peopling the west
and toward providing adequate transport facilities; all these and whatever
else tends to the betterment, of the
Canadian people are the planks of the
Liberal platform in the federal field.
The same broad ideas dominate the
Liberals of British Columbia.
I am in hearty accord with the platform aud manifesto of the Liberal
party iu the province. When elected,
1 shull endeavor to put the principles
set forth in them into practice. I
shall particularly support the following principles as of Immediate interest
to this riding:
1, The people's property, whether
land, timber, minerals or the fisheries,
slmuld be administered for the benefit of the whole people, with a view te
lessening the huge burden of debt ami
taxation now resting on us. Only
those who in good faith will utilize our
public property in forwarding settlement aud developing our natural industries should be allowed to acquire
an interest in any part of the public
2. The mining laws should be
amended and simplified after a careful
enquiry through a competent commission. Then tinkering with them should
cease. In the devolment stage there
should he no taxation of miners or
mining property,     Developed   mines
should bear their share of tin; public
burdens in proportion to the net output.
3. No further aid in land or money
should be given by this province te
transcontinental railway projects.
Fullest liberty should be given to the
V", V.ifc E. Bail way company to complete the construction of their line.
\ Although I was at one time professionally employed against that company, and did my duty, I hope, to my
clients, I am ready to support any
action which may bedeemed necessary
to place beyond any doubt therightof
the V., V. i&Kto build their contemplated line throught to the Pacific
coast. In reference to the North-and-
Sottth lines through the valleys of
British Columbia, I should support
government construction, with the
idea of leasing the completed lines as
feeders to the through lines on such
terms as will keep the province in control of passenger and freight rates and
secure a rental sufficient to pay the
interest on the cost of conrtruction.
-t. The province should set the example of obedience to its own laws.
If under our statutes individuals have
acquired right in the public domain,
sucli rights should be at once transferred to them.
The course of the government in
reference to the eoal lands of Kootenay shows that in their opinion we
are governed, not be law, but by their
whim as influenced by the count of
voters' noses.
1 have the honor to be your most
obedient servant,
William II. P. Clement.
Conservative Leaders at Cascade.
This was the delegation that went
to Cascade Saturday to represent Mr.
Fraser and hold-a meeting in bis
interest. Their experience was very
interesting. The meeting was well
advertised. There were exactly seven
persons present at the meeting, four
of whom were well-known Liberals.
Tbis is what Cascade thinks of the
men who have usurped control of
the Conservative party in Grand
The little locomotive tor hauling
slug has arrived at the Sunset smelter
at Boundary Falls, and track is being
laid fur it Ui work upon.
Tin' output at the Oro Denoro was
a little smaller last week than form*
erly, owing to the fact that a 7-drill
compressor plant is being Bet in place
at that mine.
Manager Plowman is pushing work
at the Winnipeg mine, in Wellington
■ amp, in his usual brisk way, anil last
week nearly doubled the ouptput of
the week previous. The compresor
building has been enclosed, a night-
shift put on, ami other plans matured
that will still further increase shipments.
The inability (if the C. V. H. is
still retarding progress in the Boundary, The Snowshoe would have shipped more ore than it did last week,
if it could have secured ore cars.
This fact taken in conjunction with thc
blowing out of a furnace at Boundary
Falls for want of coke, because the (J.
1*. II. couldn't or wouldn't haul it, goes
to show that we need bettor railway
If thc position of the government
and its local sponsors is sound on
the coal lands question, it should not
be necessary to resort to deception
to bolster it up. If the coal men
learn that there has been mistate-
ments upon some points, what confidence will they place in pre-election promises of the government and
Mr. Fraser on the main issue ?
To make a point against Mr. Clement as to the wording of the statute, Mr. Ernest Miller told a good
Scriptural story. He had to garble
tho Scripture to make the story
good, for there is no verse exactly
like the one he pretended to quote;
and lie had also to garble the statutes to make his point of law, for the
statutes do not say what he siid they
diil. There is no section as to reserved or unrescBved lands which
says thc Lieutenant - Governor - iri-
Council issues the' licenses. Thc
statutes do say that in thc case of
reserved lands the Governor-in-
Council may impose conditions, but
it is not protended in this case
that any conditions have been imposed. We invite every coal locator
to look up for himself sections Sand
12 of thc Coal .Mines Act. Besides
this, thc government will not commit itself on tire question as to
whether there was a reserve nt all
when thcselands were staked. If there
was no reserve, section 3 of the Act
says thc Department shall issue the
licenses: and if there was n reserve
the Department under section 12
may issue them. In either case thc
power to issue lies with the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Mr. Miller endeavored to mislead
the coal men as to the position of
Mr. 'Taylor, Liberal candidate for
Nelsou. Mr. MaoNeill followed suit
by misrepresenting Mr. Macdonald,
Liberal candidate for Rossland. Both
these candidates have stated in the
most unmistakable language that
thc men who have located ill compliance with the law should get their
licenses. There was not a man in
the meeting on Thursday evening,
we imagine, who followed Sir. Mae-
NeilTs statement and failed tr. see
how ingeniously he distorted Mr.
Macdonald's words. Mr. Mac-
douald's objection was not to aliens
at all, as Mr. MaoNeill pretended,
nor to staking by an agent properly
authorized. What Mr. ■Macdonald
said was that as to the Spokane
claimants enquiry should be made
as to whether they had ever bona
fide authorized the agent at all.
That is a proper position to take.
The Liberal candidates arc sound on
this question. Duncan Robs, Liberal
organizer for the interior, expressed
the same view at Mr. Clement's
meeting here. We say frankly that,
license or no license, wc think Liberal candidates in these constituencies should receive the votes of the
coal locators as of other good citizens. But if any man is willing to
exchange his vote for the prospect of
a license, let him beware lest the
government which has deceived the
locators on many points, and so far
has "stood them off," collect the
price and forget .0 deliver thc goods.
If Mr. McBride had made up his
mind that the licenses should he
granted, he might have granted them
or inquired into the eiainis before
now. He bas done neither; and
yet he asks your votes.
Mr. Clement, before he was a
candidate at all, expressed himself
clearly on this question. Elect bim
and you will have at Victoria a
strong champion of your rights.
BECAUSE uf the three candidates he is the strongest man, and
will make the IDObt ellicieiit representative.
BECAUSE he is independent of cliques and is free t<> represent
his constituents, Liberals and Conservatives .dike.
BECAUSE the [nterior needs strung, united representation at
the Const, and the election of the Liberal candidates in the
great majority «>f Interior districts Is assured.
BECAUSE Clement is sound on labor questions, on the eoal
lands question, and on all other questions atleeting the district,
BECAUSE ho is pledged against the ring at the Coast, whioh
gave the eoal lands t<i the C. 1'. It. and is running the province into debt 8750,000 a year.
BECAUSE he will light hard for a clean administration.
BECAUSE he is pledged to assist th * V., V. ifc E. Ut get necessary legislation to.build to the Coast.
BECAUSE he is opposed to unfair taxation of the Interior; to
the expenditure of public money for election purposes.
BECAUSE he has conducted aelean, open, manly campaign.
BECAUSE Useless slander has been circulated secretly against
Good citizens uf all parties should Vote for Clement) (Hljr lEfanuuj Bun
One year....$2.00 \ There months. .50
Six months.. 1.00 \ One month 20
Advertising rales furnished on application.
Legal -nuticcs, 10 and 5 Cts. pre line.
Address all communications to
The Evening Sun,
Phone 85, qiiand forks, b. o,
The importation of Mr, Edward
Hewitt as a campaigner in the interest of the Conservative party is an
insult to the constituency. It is an
insult to every elector; an insult to
thc Liberal and Socialist candidates,
Above all, it is an insult to thc respectable element of the Conservative party itself.
This man's record is known. Mr.
Fraser knows it. A dozen men of
the highest repute in Grand Forks
Forks can tell the story. Liberals
and Conservatives alike refused to
associate with him during his three
days' stay among us. For very
shame, the Conservative managers
kept him off the public platform in
this town, where so many recognized him. His condition during
much ofthe time he spent here could
not be concealed.
Mr. MacNeil] would have felt it an
insult to be asked to speak from the
same platform as Edward Hewitt.
Mr. Goodevc, we venture to say,
would not countenance him. Mr.
Fraser knows him from of old, and
yet allows him to champion his candidacy, and presume to instruct the
people of this constituency.
Mr. Clement was right in refusing
to discuss political matters at Phoenix with bim. What opinion can
Mr. Fraser have ofthe men he asks
to elect him, that he expects them
to bo influenced in his favor by Mr.
Edward Hewitt, now of Vancouver,
formerly Mr. Alderman Edward
Hewitt of the city of Toronto?
Mr. MaoNeill evidently thought out
his Thursday evening speech after
leaving Rossland lliat duy. No one
in Rossland could have put the Liberal record on labor questions in that
city just us he did.
He told us that the mine managers
there brought over laborers in violation of the Alien Lalior Law; that
one man representing employers was
convicted and lined in two cases, for
doing so: thai this was not thought a
KufHciont remedy and n meeting was
called by Mr. Smith Curtis (a Libeial
by the way who is now supporting the
Liberal candidate in Rossland) at
which a resolution was offered calling
upon the Minister of Justice to cn-
forco the law: that this resolution was
nut passed.
Now, assuming that they were Liberals who voted against this resolutions, there are two facts whicll take
the heart out of Mr. M.i,'Will's little
In the first place the Alien Labor
Law was passed by Sir Wilfrid Lau-
rier's government. The Conservatives
were iu power ni Ottawa from |S7S
to 1896 and never dreamed of that or
any other legislation for the benefit
of labor.
lu the second place, the responsibility for tbe enforcement of that law lies
with the Attorney-General at Victoria
and not with tbe Minister of .In.tier
at all. What was the sense of passing a resolution calling upon the Minister of Justice to take charge of a
criminal   prosocution   in   British   Co
lumbia 1 Surely, Mr. MaoNeill gives
tbe workingmen of this district credit
for very little common sense ! Does
he think the labor vote here forgets
the part Mr. Goodevc, Conservative
candidate in Rossland, played in those
troubles? The Liberal candidates in
Rossland, Nelson and Ymir have
organized lahor behind them. Organized labor in Grand Forks should vote
fou Clement.
From a party standpoint Mr. Ernest Miller's speech last Thursday evening was a pretty good performance.
Analysed in cold blood, it is less admirable than his friends would claim.
For on every point of importance a
false state of facts was assumed.
On the coal location question, he
misquoted the Act, as a reference to
to the Revised Statutes will prove to
any man who is more interested in the
real situation than in   party  politics,
Ou the position of Hon. Jos. Martin in the Liberal party, be did not
suite the real circumstances under
which Mr. Martin resigned the leadership at a time when a Liberal convention was about to be called. Mi-.
Martin holds iu the Liberal party exactly the same position as Mr. Eberts
holds in the Conservative party—a
candidate and no more.
In endeavoring to show that Mr.
McBride and his cabinet an1 not the
"old gang," Mr. Miller used much ingenuity. But all his play with names
and dates cannot get over the plain
facts that McBride, McPhillips and
Tatlow were all Turnerites — so
elected in 1897—that McBride was
a member of the Dunsmuir government which gave the eoal lands to the
C. P. IL, and was present at the wry
council meeting at which that infamous nrder-in-eouneil was passed: and
that McBride only left the Dunsmuir
government because J. C. Brown, a
personal enemy, was taken into it.
No principle has ever divorced Richard McBride from the delights of office; and no distortion of recent political history can distinguish him in
any way from the "old gang."
Conservatives nmst admit tbat Mr.
Fraser's experience in I'l nix  last
week was a frost. Indeed, Mr.
Fraser was simply "not in it." Mr.
Ernest Miller was heard in silniic
Mr. Burrell avoided provincial politics almost entirely, and engaged in
a pleasant beaide-the-mnrk dcUati-
with Mr. Kerr on socialism. Mr.
Hewitt certainly did Mr. Frnsoi
no good either as a speaker, or by
his personal charm. Mr. Clement
was generously applauded by Liberals aud labor men for his refusal to
be a party to lowering the campaign
to .Mr.   Hewitt's level.      Ho took the
platform and being culled on, said :
"I do not intend lo lake part in tonight's proceedings. The reason is
known to several on the platform.
It is known to Mr. Burrell, to Mr.
Fraser, to Mr. Ernest Miller. Ho
longns I retain my solfrcspecl I decline once and lor all to engage in
political discussion with Mr. Edward
Hewitt, now of Vancouver, formerly
an alderman of the city of Toronto."
The majority of those present were
supporters of Mr. Riordan, Tbe
strength of the Fraser Cause in Phoenix was well shown the following
day. A meeting was called formic
o'clock and extensively advertised.
At half-past one the meeting was
railed off—fizzled out altogether.
Only four electors were present, besides the ball-dozen party workers.
Thus is the Fraser cause marching
on to victory in the hills.
Mr. Ernest Miller and Mr. Sutton.
Can wc suppose that .Mr. Burrell is
satisfied? No doubt his abhorrence
of such campaign tactics as placing
forty bogus voters on thc list is as
keen now as in January last. Is not
Mr. Burrell—is not many a respectable Conservative, sick at heart of
the domination and intrigue of tbe
class that these gentlemen represent?
Is there enough difference between
parties to make Conservatives prefer
Mr. Fraser, with the influences that
surround and control him, to Mr.
Clement? We have not said one
word against Mr. Fraser personally,
nor shall we do so. But is it not a
fact, which Mr. Fraser has himself
virtually admitted from thephttforin,
that Mr. Clement has qualifications
that must make him the more creditable representative of this constituency nt Victoria ? A strong man,
as well as a man with a clean record;
a man of ability, force and resource;
a man who can make himself felt
on cither side of the House; and
one who will advertise this constituency by his very prominence and
activity in thc legislature. Wc know
this consideration is affecting many
Conservatives. We hope they may
he legion; and we are satisfied that
if .Mr. Clement goes to Victoria he
will go in no sectional or partiznn
spirit, but as thc representative of Liberals and Conservatives
alike, to do what he can for his constituency and for thc province.
The News-Gazette says that Clement sitting in opposition in the
bouse is a spectacle the people do
not care to contemplate. Naturally.
They intend him to sit in the house
on thc government side. The fore-
east most favorable to the Conservatives which has yet been made in
detail shows that they cannot get a
working majority in the bouse.
There will be no McBride government after election day.
The 'Conservatives think it wise to
throw dust in the people's eyes by
denouncing Joseph Martin, in order
to distract their attention from the
antics of John- Houston. "Fighting
John" is the bete noir of provincal
conservatism, and the rank ami file of
ihe party are not disposed to" lift him
into prominence. John will attend to
The "old gang" is not our phrase
for the late Conservative administrations at Victoria. It is thc language
used by Charles Wilson, K. ('..
president of the council in the McBrido government.
The Hon. .lames Sutherland, a
prominent Ontario member of the
Laurier government has telegraphed
from Ottawa to Mr. Clement wishing him success in his election campaign here.
Iu Cascade Clement will poll more
than three-quarters of thc entire
vote. We know what wc arc talking about in making this statement.
Pickling  Season
Don't spoil your Pickles by buying Acid Vinegar.
Pure Cider Vinegar Pure English Malt Vinegar
Pure White Wine Vinegar
We have just received the first consignment of local
wheat for chicken feed.    A No. 1 quality.
The "Club"
First Street.
Highest grade imported
Ports, Cherries, Burgundies, Etc.
C. C. TILLEY, Prop.
Quito a transformation scene was]
enacted in the building recently mc-'
cupied by the (itizens Supply Co., today, when the ladies,of Knox church
prepared it for the Harvest -Home
Dinner to be given there this evening.
Fruits, vegetables and grains are
beautifully arranged along each side
of the building, and a magnificent
display is made in the large windows,
whicli makes one fee! there is abundance to feel thankful for, and is a
credit to those who have the decorations in hand. Everybody should turn
out and patronize the dinner and help
the Rood cause along.
Pliiin gold Hllr<l
iremel movement,
A Snap
A. D. MORRISON, .r      **
i Jeweler and Optician
A Stylish Finish and
Lasting Satisfaction
Graduate Pennsylvania College of
Dental Surgery, Philadelphia.
Office in Megaw Block.
Phone 138.        Grand Forks, B.C.
Morbisos Block.        GUAND FOKKS. II. C.
BICyCLES-rClevelands, Mossie-
IIarris, Imperials, Columbias, Ramblers—all top-notchers—for sale and
for rent. Also a complete line of' bicycle sundries. All kinds of bicycle
repairing. Geo, C11APP14. First St.,
opposite postoffice, Grand Forks, B. 0.
bor   Union   X...   231, A.L.U.—
Meets    every   Wednesday   evening
at iS o'clock in   Federal   Union   hall.
Jas. A. IIakius, Pros,
John T. Lawrence, Sec.
Get Voiir Clothes
-Made by
Strength and vigor come of good
food, duly digested. "Force," a
ready-to-serve wheat nnd barley food
adds no burden, but sustains, invigorates.
Fire Insurance
[ represent the following
ItVHalili' Pirn Coinpnuiet:
histi ranee Companies, ' ""' hUo ti^mit for
11.0. Permanent l.imu nnd Savings Co. of
.'ancOHVOr and the U.K. Kidelitj & Guaranty
I'elephane 127 Johnson Hlocli
.V. il  P, OLHMBNT
Clement C&, Spence
BnrrlHterH, .Solicitor)*.
Notaries. Btc
Biden Block, Comer Winnipeg Avenue and
First Street,
Dr. Follick
Graduate of Philadelphia Dental
Office over Hunter-
Phone -~. ECendriokCo.'sStoro
(-JA li.MoNV LODGE No. .')7, A. P.
.;- A. M.—[tegular Oomraunica-
oation First Wednesday of ouch month
at 8 o'clock p. tn. precisely. Sojourning Brethren cordially invited to attend. Jno. Rogers,
Jno. Westwood,W.M. Sec.
Il is fair t" ask Conservatives
whether they are satisfied to place
tho political interests of this con-l
Btitnency for the next four years in
tho hands of the section of their
party represented  by Mr,   Fraser, i
Will be lired ut
Mr, Clement's Meeting,
Biden's Hal
Friday Evening Next
(Night Hefore Election.)
Further Particulars Later,
Enjoy Photography with
Little Expense
Work Like Kodaks,
nnd in Daylight.
$1 Brownies, Also $2
Sole Dealers for
N.  oTWcLellan <®, Co.
Phone 78        Winnipeg Ave. Grand Forks, B. C.
Homo Grown.
The very finest
in thc market.
Preserving Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Crab Apples, Etc.
We Keep the Best Money will Buy.
W. H. Covert, our well-known fruit
grower, sent an exhibit uf fruit to
the Nelson fair. The Daily News of
that city makes the following comment
on it: "In the fruit line, probably
the handsomest collection was that
from the Covert ranch at Grand Forks.
This embraced all the varieties grown
in this section of the province, which
are ripe at this time of the year. The
pears, plums, peaches and apples in
this lot would be hard to beat anywhere." Speaking to n Sun reporter
the other day, Mr, Covert stated he
would be unable to send an exhibit to
the Spokane fruit fair as he was so
pressed with work in taking off bis
fruit crop, and laborers are so scarce
it would be impossible for him to st>nd
an exhibit or attend the fair. This
is to be regretted, as doubtless Mr. Covert would sustain the reputation of
the Kettle River valley as a fruitgrowing section, hy carrying off the
first prize the same as he has done in
past years for his fruit.
J. D. Farrell, personal representative of J. J. Hill, in the northwest,
has been suddenly summoned east to
consult with his superior, and it is
said the matter which will first engage
their attention will be railway extension. Mr. llarriman has recently
been very carefully watching the moves
on the Hamman railway chess board.
Result: Announcement is made that
it would not prove a surprise if the
(Jreat Northern should at once issue
orders to commence work at once on
the extension of the V., V. A E. line
into the Okanogan and Similkameen
country. Mr. Hill contrary to the
practice of most all other railway men,
begins largest works in construction
in the fall instead of the spring. Probably the reason for ibis is the fact that
there are more idle men at that season
of the year than any other,'and labor
is the chief item of cost in the building of a railway. It has always been
thought, at least, hoped that work
wuuld be commenced on the smelter
spur and tho line to Phoenix this fall,
and there is chance yet that they may
not have hoped in vain. There is a report current that the government has
obtained possession of two or three
pre-emption claims, and is thus en-
ablei!, in the interest of the C. P. K.,
to block the progress of the V., V. &
E. line to Phoenix.
Dennis Peon, who owns the adjoining farm to W. H. Covert's, but on
the American side of the Hue, had the
misfortune to lose the, most of this
season's crop by lire last week. Several
stacks of grain, as well as a large
quantity of hay were burned. Mr.
Peon is unable to say how the fire
originated, unless it was lire by tramps.
He has a very fine crop of fruit this
season, a load of which he disposed of to
John Donaldson, consisting of a choice
variety of apples.
T. A. Dinsmore left Saturday for a
trip to Vancouver, going as a delegate
from theQrand Forks I. 0. 0. V. to
the High Court meeting in former city.
Mrs. Dinsmore accompanied her husband to the coast, where she will visit
a month or so for the benefit of her
liealth. She has been Suffering for
some time back with rheumafisni.
Mr. Dinsmore will return about the
fifth of next month.
The big Shay engine used for hauling ore from Phoenix to the smelter,
was derailed on the smelter spur on
Saturday. It took the wrecking crew
several hours to replace it. No serious
tkmage was sustained by the accident.
Geo. Hill, head mason at the
Granby, returned Saturday from Coleman, Alta. Mr. Hill was in the
vicinity of Frank when the second
slide occurred (here  last  week.     He
says the noise was something terrific,
and could be heard for miles away.
No damage was done although the inhabitants were badly frightened.
Contractor Wilson, who has been
engaged the past ten days moving the
'Addison block from Riverside avenue
to First street, adjoining the customs
house, has completed his part of the
contract. The building is uow in the
hands of the carpenters. Mr. Wilson
left Saturday for Greenwood.
The fatal accident which resulted in
the killing of Archie Conners, occurred at the Emmer mine, andnotatthe
Oro Denoro, as reported in Friday's
issue, and the funeral was not held
till Saturday.
Tom. Mclntyre, who has charge of
the hardware department of the
Hunter-Kendrick Ge., is confined to
his room with a severe cold.
W. R. Shaw, of the C. P. R. telegraph service, accompanied by Mrs.
Shaw and child, returned Saturday
from a visit to the Nelson fair.
Supt. Hodges, of the Granby com
pany, left by Saturdays Great North
ern express for Spokane.
Alderman John Peterson returned
Saturday from Nelson, where he had
been in attendance at the fair.
Alex Fraser, proprietor of the
Windsor, made a trip to Phoenix one
day last week.
C. A. DesBrisay, G.N. right-of-way
agent, returned from Phoenix Saturday and left for Spokane Sunday.
L. P. Eckstein, the barrister, left
Sunday for Rossland and Spokane on
C. A. Stoess, the surveyor, visited
the Nelson fair last week.
Rev. J, F. Betts was in Nelson hist
week, returning Saturday.
A. C. Flumerfelt and family were
in Winnipeg, Man., last week.
Andy: Hackett returned from Spokane Saturday.
G. S". Hill took in the  Nelson   fail
hist week.
Miss  Taylor returned from Nelson
We all know that Graham is reliable.
Following are the locations, certificates of work, bills of sale, etc.,
recorded at Ihe office of the Grand
Forks Mining Division at Grand
Forks, September Kith to 22d, inclusive:
Number Fifteen, flardy mountain, relocation ot Gold Drop, Cutis.
E. Anderson.
Georgie, Franklin camp, B. W.
Mossback, Brown's camp, relocation of Mossback, A. V.  Dunn.
Cur Minnie, Christina lake, relocation of Our Minnie, Joe Selinas.
Paystreak, Wellington camp,
Bert Campbell.
Winnifred, Wellington camp,
Smith it Northey.
Hennekin, Franklin earn]), Archie
Chisholm to B. W. Garrison.
The reason for drinking Graham's
beer is that it is known to be pure.
Shortage of coke again causes the
Boundary Falls smelter to blow out
one of its furnaces. Just so long as
the C. J.J, P. controls the situation
there is liable to be trouble of this
sort, as in the present case the railway is unable to deliver the coke because of a lack of power.
The News-Gazette ought to have
learned in its long and adventurous
career that it pays to stick to facts
in dealing with matters, at all events,
which are of common publio knowledge. What good could be dune in
Cascade, tor instance, by its deliberate misstatements about Clement's
meeting there. So far from Mr.
Fraser "capturing the meeting,"
which "broke up with cheers for the
Conservative candidate," there was
not a Bonnd nor movement of applause or approval lor Fraser. It
wa£ Clement's meeting through and
through. The Gazette knowns it;
and the Cascade people know it, too.
Graham's beer is the best.
The NQi'thwest Legislature will meet
the last week in October.
To the. Electorsof Hritish Columbia:
At a Liberal convention, held at the
city of Vancouver, on the Gth and
7th of February, 1902, the following
platform was adopted:
1. The immediate redistribution
of the constituences of the province
on a'basis of population, but allowing
a smaller unit uf population per seat,
for the outlying districts,
2. Government ownership, Dominion, Provincial and Municipal, of
public services or utilities is sound,
and should be carried out in British
3. Should it be advisable at any
time to grant aid to a railway company, such shall be in cash, and not in
land, and no bonus of any kind shall
he given without definite and effective
means being taken to safeguard the
interests of the province iu the management of the road, control the
freight and passenger rates, and provision made against such railway having liability against it, exeept actual
I, Immediate construction of the
Coast-Koutenay railway; the Caribou
railway; the extension of the Island
railway: a railway from Alberni to a
[mint on the east coast of Vancouver
Island, and a road in the northern
part of the province, from the coast to
the eastern boundary, with an extension to the northern boundary; the
railway from Vernon to Midway by
the West Fork of the Kettle river,
with all necessary branch lines, ferries
and connections.
5. The enforcement of the Act now
on the statute book compelling the
scaling of logs by government scalers.
6. That such legislation should be
enacted as will result in making the
lands included in the various dyking
areas available for cultivation as
quickly as possible and secure paompt
payment of assessments when due.
V. That the government should
keep in touch with the conditions in
connection with mining, protecting
that industry against combines and
trusts, and, if necessary, for that purpose build and operate smeltersand refineries. No radical change should lie
made in the mining laws, without full
notice to all parties interested, giving
full opportunity for discussion and
8, As the province can only advance by the (Settlement within its
borders of thrifty and prposerous
citizens, and as Orientals never become citizens in any juope.i sense of
the word, we declare it U> be the duty
of the government to discourage Oriental immigration and employment by
every means within its power, and we
appeal to our fellow Liberals throughout the Dominion to aid usin our efforts to protect ourselves against the
ruinous competition of men having a
standard of decency and comfort immensely below that of civilized people,
and who shirk every duty and obligation of citizenship which tin? law will
allow them to escape.
!).    The government ought to   pre-
Shelf and Heavy
Large Stock of Heaters on Hand.
vent the waste and suffering caused by
strikes and lockouts, ami an earnest
effort ought: to lie made to provide
.some means for preventing sueli
strikes and lockouts, und we approve
of the adoption of compulsory arbitration.
10. The fiscal system of the province stands in need of revision. Taxation should bear upon privilegerather
tiian upon industry, and no addition
should be made to the debt of the
province, except for public works
properly chargeable to capital.
11. The retainingof the resources of
the province, 08 an asset for the benefit
ot' the people,and taking cfl'ectivcuieus-
ures to j revent the alienation of the
dublic domain, except to actual settlers, or for bona fide business of industrial purposes, putting an end to
the practice of speculation in connection therewith.
\'l. The construction and inainte
nance of roads throughout the province, to aid in the development of the
inining and agricultural districts.
Over the sun-burned, snge brush
ami alkali plains, when you may
just as well take a delightful, cool
and comfortable ride through the
hetjrt oi the Rocky Mountains in
view ot the grandest scenery on the
American continent?
This you can do bv travcing on,
the Kiii Grande system, tho far-
famed "Scenic Line ofthe World,"
the onlv transcontinental line passing thrpugh Salt Luke City, Glen-
wood Springs. Lcadvillo, Colorado
Springs and Denver enroute to eastern points.
Three daily express trains make
clqse connections with all trains east
and west, and afford u choice of five
distinct routes of travel. The equipment of these trains is the best, including free reclining chair cars,
standard and tourist sleepers, a period, dining car service, and also
personally conducted excursion cars,
each in chargoof a competent guide,
whose business is to look after the
comfort of his guests. No more
pleasant and inexpensive means of
crossing thc continent can he found
than is provided bv these excursions.
For additional details address .T.
D. Mansfield, Gen. Agt., RioGrande
Lines, N... 124 Third Street, Portland, Ore.
Tho Grand Forks hotel, (he oldest
hotel in the city, has a capacity
for 70 people. Everything up to
date.     Kates, SI and 83.60 per duy.
For u nice hair-cut or shave go to
tho City Barbor Shop on Riverside
avenue.    Baths 26c,
Don't forget to leave your order
or lee with   F. Miller,     i'hone ti-1
First-Class Board and Rooms,
$2 Per Day.
Special Rath iiv the Week.
This dining i m   is first-class
i„ Bvery respect. Table supplied with the best to be found
iu the markets.
Mining nnd   Real
Estate Dealers
Lots For Salk in All
Parts ok thk City.
Ciioick Garden Lands
at Low IJK;ei-;s.
New and Second-Hand
Goods Bought and Sold
%    Cor. Bridgoand Second Sts.     g
» «
Pacific Hotel
Opposite O.P. B. Station,
■•'«. Ooliimbln, II 0.
Consignments send to me will
lie passed Customs and distributed speedily by unexcelled facilities.
Eastern Townships Hank.
Notary Public
Real Estate Dealer
The following table gives thc ore shipments of Boundary mines for
1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, and for thc past week:
1903.  Past Week
Granby M ines,Phoenix..
Snowshoe, PI loeuix	
Brooklyn, Phoenix	
Mother Lode, Deadwood
Sunset, Deadwood	
Morrison, Deadwood	
B. C. Mine, Summit	
R. Bell, Summit	
Emma, Summit	
Oro Denoro	
Winnipeg, Wellington    1,070
Golden Crown, Wellington
Athelstan, Wellington	
KingSolomon, W. Copper.
No. 7 Mine, Central	
City of Paris, Central     2,000
Jewel, Long Lake	
Carmi, West Fork	
Providence, Providence..
Flkhorn, Greenwood	
Ruby, Boundary Falls.,
Total,  tons	
(iranby Smelter treated.
WU     ITTCD  O   flfl     Have moved next door to   Hunter-
i   Hi   llltn 01  llUi    Kowlriek Compniy.
Do yon rend?  Ii bo, ffo to them and loin their Ciren-
lutihg Library.   It has no equal In Hritinh Colliiiiblti.
s„„n, ci„, t, d tothem,.ay   Stationery, Officeand School Sup-
!&^*JR3U^Z&iiE   plies, Fancy Goods and Novelties
Xtnas Goodsaa you ever hail before. Your piiice will utill be Santa's Headquarters."
W.   H.   ITTER & CO.
(lood Dry Wood Delivered to
Any Part of the City.
Take a Look nt Our Window
Display of the Latest Novelties
in Chatelaine lings and Purses.
Prescriptions Carefully
Chief Justice Hunter and the
Rev. E. S. Rowe have the courage
of their convictions, at all events.
Whether their convictions are right
is another matter. It is ijuito im-
propor to put their report forward as
stating the opinions of tho government of the Liberal party. No ono
•an form an honest opinion upon
the recommendations to which our
socialist friends objeot, until the
evidence is made publio. The report has not been adopted nor acted
upon by thc Ottawa government.
But meanwhile there are ninny
things in the report which thc Liberal party and its candidate in this
riding endorse without hesitation.
For instance:
"It may not bo amiss to warn
employees of labor that the old relations of master and servant no
longer obtains, that it has been supplanted by that of employer and
workman, with the probability
that it will develop in the near
future into that of co-contractors.'1
"The workman of modern times
demands as his due a fair day's pay
for a fair day's work, and that he
should get a reasonable share of the
product of his toil. What lie seeks
is honorable employment, not slavery; ho wants fair dealing and justice, and not charity or patronage."
"It is especially encumbent on
corporations and other large employers of labor who do not come in
personal contact with their employees, to place persons of tact and
discretion in all the offices of superintendence, and to forthwith dispense with thc services of any one
who is found to be tyrannical or
arrogant in his dealings with the
"It is 'generally recognized that
workmen are justified in combining
together to secure increased wages
or shorter hours, or other legitimate
changes in the conditions of their
employment, and failing assent by
their employer, in quitting simultaneously or, as it is called, 'going
out on strike.' ''
"Unionism and the demand for
unionism, and the demand for recognition of the union, i. e., of the right
to make a collective bargain, are the
natural outcome of tiie present stage
of industrial development."
The corporation or trust represents
thc collectivism of thc employers,
and it is natural and logical that the
same spirit should animate the em
"It is necessary for thc unions to
leave no doubt in the minds of employers that they appreciate the obligation of contract, and we are glad
to note that the importance of this
is realized by the majority of the
unions and their lenders."
"Legitimate trades unionism ought
to be encouraged and protected."
"It ought to be made an offense
for the employer to discriminate
against or discharge any member of
an incorporated union for thc
reason only that he is or intends to
become a member of such union."
"The use of the union label should
be recognized by law."
"We think tbat much good would
result by legislation moving in the
direction of the shortening of hours.
In these days when the human energies are strained to their utmost
amid whirling dust and machinery,
long hours are a crime against nature. The machine should be thc
servant of the man, and not man
the slave of the machine. One of
the most legitimate modes in which
a legislature can aid in improving
the condition of the workmen is by
the shortening of hours. Of course
this ought to be done gradually and
after carefully taking into account
the conditions of the particular in
dustry in other countries so as not
to transfer it elsewhere or drive it
out of our on country. If it could
bo brought to pass that thc workmen would have to work only long
enough so ns to make his work
n pleasurable exercise instead of an
exhausting toil, and lit thc same
time secure a comfortable living, society will have advanced a long way
toward the millennium."
Every word quoted above is taken
from the report, ''onservatives and
Socialists fail to quote them.
Every word of every paragraph
of the above quotations is endorsed
with conviction and earnestness by
W. H. I'. Clement, i.iberal candidate for Grand Forks riding.
Just what you want
Just when you want it
GOOD SERVICE is composed of two elements
—excellence of the work and promptness 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 nnd 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.
Price Lists
Ball Programmes
Businss Cards
Visiting Cards
Shipping Tags
Etc., Etc., Etc
We Carry a Complete Line of Sta-
tionery in Stock.
Our Jobbing Plant is new, nnd consists of the
latest aud most popular faces of type and the
most up-to-date machinery. AU work|gunranteed
to give satisfaction.
"ffie Evening Sun
Phone 55 job DEPARTMENT;


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items