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Ltgwlative Library
«■      Victoria n *-
Vol. n.
Grand Forks, B. C, Friday, February 20, 1903
No. 32
Organized a Local Association With a Large List
of Members.
In a whirlwind of enthusiasm,
last night, the Grand Forks Mining
Association was successfully organized. Federal Labor Union hall was
filled with representative citizens,
who evinced the keenest interest in
the proceedings.
The meeting was called to order
by Mayor Burrell, who stated the
aims of the association in a brief
speech. He read the circular sent
out recently by the Provincial Mining Association, urging the organization of district associations, and
also a letter from H. Mortimer
Lamb, its secretary. He gave a
short history of a similar organization in California, and cited the good
influence it had had on the mining
industry in the way of obtaining
favorable legislation.
H. C. Hanington was appointed
secretary of the public meeting.
Mr. Knight moved, seconded by
Mr. Sears, that the meeting proceed
to organize the Grand Forks branch
of the Provincial Mining Association.
Mr. Vahey wished to know if
signing the membership roll now
would be binding after the formation of the association.
The mayor thought not, but
hoped that everybody would join
the order that a large delegation
might be sent to Victoria.
John Rogers, expressed the opinion that if the association proved 'as
good as the literature sent out regarding it, it would be a great thing
for British Columbia.
N. McCallum made a brief speech.
He was not a miner, but he had put
all his money in mining, and it is
still there. He was strongly in favor
of the proposed organization, and
hoped that others would profit by
his past experience.
Mr. Rice's mining experience had
been similar to Mr. McCallum's. He
was firm in his belief that the association could do a great deal of good
for the province.
A. B. W.Hodges thought that the
association would undoubtedly be
beneficial to the mining industry of
the province, and hoped the organization would be successfully carried
J. B. Henderson made a lengthy
and comprehensive speech. He
thought the delegation should go to
learn the objects of the Provincial
association, and come back and report. There were numerous ways in
which the mining interests of the
province could be improved by legislation. The government should
look after the owners of claims and
mines; the men with capital are
able to take care of themselves.
Three or four mines would not build
up the country; we need that many
score. The provincial mineralogist
should make and cause to be printed
a true and full report of all legitimate mining propositions. He
would not object very strongly to
the excessive burdens heaped on the
mining industry, if it would only
give us something in return for it.
Practical men should be sent to
Mr. Kirby thought the association
an excellent idea, and brought forward some strong arguments why
everybody should join.
E. Spraggett was also strongly in
favor of the association.
F. H. Knight made a long speech,
and endorsed all that Mr. Henderson
had said.
The mayor asserted that English
opinion of British Columbia was
again turning in our favor.
Rev. Trotter said there was now a
condition of affairs at Fernie and
Nanaimo which made everybody in
this town turn sick at heart. He
hated strikes as he hated war. We
should send a representative of
labor to Victoria. If the association
could not settle strikes', he did not
believe in it. There was no stronger
friend of labor in the room than he.
The mayor said that Mr. Flumer-
felt had expressed the hope that a
representative of labor would be sent
to Victoria.
Thos. Foulston said he could not
express his ideas any clearer' than
Mr. Trotter had given them. It was
not the miners' fault that the mines
had been closed clown, since they
Jiad had grievances for months, and
finally ceased work because Manager
Tonkin had refused either to grant
their demands or deal with them.
The strikes would have a demoralizing effect upon the province, but the
blame should be placed where it belongs.
W. H. Creitz said he was surprised that labor organizations were
asked to join mining associations.
He would oppose the abrogation of
the penalty in connection with the
eight-hour law.
The mayor thought everybody
would discourage an association that
would foster the interest of thc few
at the expense of the many. We
should go into this movement with
a maximum of hope and a minimum
of distrust.'
George Fraser thought the uncertainty of our provincial laws the
greatest drawback to the coming iu
of investors.
Wm. Spier favored the organization, and cited other associations in
other trades and professions—manufacturers, bankers, etc.—in support
of his contention.
It was moved by W. H. Clement,
and seconded by P. T. McCallum
and E. Miller, that we organize into
the Grand Forks Mining Association,
which was carried unanimously.
The mayor reported that 109
names had been placed on thc membership roll, and announced that
6190 had been raised towards sending delegates to Victoria. He then
said the work of the public meeting
had been completed, and nominated
John Rogers for president of the
permanent organization. The nomiif
nation was seconded by J. B. Henderson, and Mr. Rogers was elected
by acclamation. Mr. Rogers, on
taking the chair, thanked the mayor
and audience for the honor they had
bestowed upon him in electing him
the first president of the Grand
Forks Mining association.
On motion of Mr. Cayley, seconded by Mr. Hammar, S. M.
Kirby was unanimously chosen
After subscription papers had
been circulated through the hall the
following statement was made: Total
amount subscribed $211, of which
$147 had been collected; total number of members 147, entitling the
association to eight delegates.
The election of delegates was then
proceeded with. On motion of Mr.
Trotter, seconded by Mr. Cayley,
Mayor Burrell was elected as the
representative of the city council.
Thomas Foulston was elected from
the smelter employes, and it was
decided to send credentials to A. 0
Flumerfelt and W. H. Dinsmore,
who are now in Victoria. After the
above gentlemen had been elected
by the raising of hands, the following candidates were placad in nomination and balloted for: Wm.
Spier, W. K. C. Manly, J. B. Henderson, Geo. Fraser, S. M. Kirby,
E. Miller. Messrs'. Spier, Fraser anil
Kirby were elected as delegates, and
Messrs. Henderson and Manly as
The volunteer firemen have all
preparations made for their annual
ball at the Biden opera house this
evening, and the alfair promises to
be a great success. Excellent music
has been secured for the occasion,
and the Hotel Winnipeg will serve
a special supper in thc hall. A large
^attendance is expected.
The regular meeting of the board
of trade was held on Tuesday evening. A committee was appointed to
assist the mayor in organizing the
proposed milling association, composed of Messrs. Henderson, Spier,
Rogers, Almond and Trotter. A
committee, made up of Messrs/Henderson, Spier, Sears and W. H. Dis-
browe, was also appointed to go into
appropriations required for this district and put same into proper form
to present to the government.
A game of hockey was played at
the skating rink here on Wednesday
night between the Eagles of Grand
Forks and Phoenix, and resulted in
favor of the visitors, 4 goals to 3.
Mr. Clarke, of Phoenix, was referee,
and the teams were as follows: Grand
Forks—Russell, Davey, E. Miller,
A. Miller, Richards, Morgan, Fraser.
Phoenix—Marshall, Fleming, Jenkins, Baumgard, Driscoll, Laird,
Word has been received in the
city from the secretary of the provincial land and works department
in regard to the land reserved for the
C. & \V., which has not yet been
taken up. The letter states that a
very considerable area of land is yet
to be given to the C. & \V. railway,
and on account of negotiations now
going on it is impossible to cancel
thc reserve. Tho govern men t is alive
to the detriment caused by this reserve, and its removal will be accomplished at the earliest possible
At the services at the Methodist
church on Sunday next thc pastor
will preach on the subject, "Have
Faith in God," in the morning, and
on "Treasures Laid Up," in the
There is no change in the trouble
at the coke fields, and according to
late dispatches the fight promises to
be a long-continued one, as neither
side shows an inclination to withdraw from its position. It has been
announced that the high officials of
the company are on their way out
from Toronto to adjust the differences exis ting. Thc trouble seems
to be that Manager Tonkin has been
using methods in vogue in the Pennsylvania district, where he originally
resided, and the men naturally resented this sort of treatment.
Deputy Minister of Labor King, of
Ottawa, who adjusted the Rossland
trouble a year ago, is stated to have
left for Fernie, and will endeavor to
effect a settlement of the troubles.
A Vancouver dispatch says that in
order to feed the Kootena y smelters,
should the interruption of work at
the Crow's Nest collieries continue,
arrangements are being made for
large shipments of coke from the
Union, Vancouver island, ovens.
MacDonald, Marpo'le & Co., have
the venture in hand, and are in consultation with Assistant Manager
Flumerfelt, of the Granby company,
in the matter this evening. f
> l\}t Bunting ^ittt
i'ublished Every Tuesday and Ifriday Evenings at Grand Forks and Columbia, B.C., by
subscbiption bates:
One Year $8.00 I Three Months... .1 .50
Six Months   1.00 I One Month 20
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices, 10 and 5 cents per line.
Address all communications to
The Evening Sun, Columbia,!). C.
■Phone 55.
The dominion government, it is
stated, will at its nexf> session take
steps to exclude the Chinese from
Canada. If the wishes of the people
of this province—where the pest is
most troublesome—had prevailed,
such steps would have been taken
about ten minutes after this province
came into tbe federation. This policy
of "conserving imperial interests"
is a good one in a general sense; but
the people of Canada are beginning
to realize that conserving "Canadian" interests is a pretty good policy also. And on. of thc greatest
aids to the progress of this province,
and consequently to Canada, is the
barring the entrance of any more
Chinese into this Canada of ouiu
The mine owners of Sudbury,
Ont., the headquarters of the nickel
industry in Canada, are now making
experiments looking toward the utilization of the sulphur fumes, which
arc at present wasted. If this heat
can be turned to account in the
blast furnaces there will be a big
saving in the amount of coke consumed. The difficulty has been to
construct furnaces which will utilize
the sulphur, nnd it is said that problem is nearly solved.
An annoiveniont which will be
gladly received by the people of this
province is that recently made by
Provincial Secretary Mclnnes that
in all limber leases and other similar
contracts entered into by the provincial government hereafter a special
clause making the lease conditional
upon don-employment of Asiatic
labor will be insisted upon. It is to
be hoped that this is only thc first
slip in a radical pursuit along these
same lines.
It seems to be thc general opinion
that a majority of thc council being
from thc west end of the city is no
cause for alarm, as it is common
street talk that the present council is
thc best that (Irand Forks ever had.
Moral suasion having had no effect in stopping the youngsters from
coasting on tho Winnipeg avenue
and Bridge street sidewalks, which
had become worn as smooth and
slippery as a toboggan slide, the city
council made a strategctic move on
Wednesday when  it   had   a   large
quantity of sawdust scattered the
entire length of these temporary
slides. This rough covering, it is
needless to state, has prevented
many a fall from grace and the consequent outburst of cursory remarks
naturally expected from the ruffled
gentleman who finds himself spread
out on a slippery sidewalk. Of
course the youngsters have lost no
time in picking out some other spot
which promises equally good results.
Kelly Brothers, the new butchers,
are evidently here to stay, for on
Wednesday they' commenced harvesting a large quantity of ice from
McCallum's .slough for their own
use during the coming summer. The
ice is much clearer and solider than
that cut earlier in the season from
the same place, as there is very little
honeycombed snow ice on the surface.
The Barrie, Ont., Gazette has thc
following reference to a Grand Forks-
ite: "Rev. Ralph W. Trotter, formerly of *Barrie, has just been elected
an alderman of Grand Forks, B. C.
The reverend gentleman is apparently as outspoken and progrcsssive in
the west as he was in the cast, and
certainly seems as popular."
Ab. McQueen, of the Grand Forks
hockey, lacrosse, football and hose
teams, isn't the only athletic member of his family, for, besides his
brother Alex, who was a champion
sprinter in Winnipeg a few years
ago, a younger brother is one of the
stars of the Harriston, Ont., hockey
club, locally .known as "The Terrors. ' '•
Mr. Graham, a local ranchman,
has just moved into town, and is now
occupying Mr. West's house on the
fiat just below the C. P. R. bridge
over the Kettle River.
Dr. Herdman, general superintendent of missions in British Columbia, will preach in the Presbyterian Hall, Columbia, on Sunday
morning next. In the evening Rev.
Mr. Robb, recently appointed to the
Houcen mission in China, will
H. W. Bartlett, of Denver, Col.,
United States immigration inspector,
has arrived in thc city, and is stopping at the Yale.
George H. Williams, traveling
freight agent of the Great Northern
railway, was in the city yesterday.
The associated boards of trade of
Eastern British Columbia will meet
at Fernie on March 18Ui
President Roosevelt has announced
that he will visit Spokane some time
during the coming summer,-when
the citizens.wil I giveh im a reception.
Next Tuesday will be Shrove
Tuesday, when pancakes should he
the piece de resistance. The day
following is Ash Wednesday.
Thc creditors of the Peter B. Nelson company, which runs a general
merchandise store at Danville,
Wash., arc negotiating with Mr.
Nelson for a settlement of their
claims.    He estimated the assets of
All Kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats.
Game and Fish in Season.
Courteous Treatment.
the company at $11,000 and the liabilities at $12,000. He offered to
pay 25 per cent in cash and issue
stock in the company for the balance.
The creditors made a counter offer
to accept 50 per cent in cash in full
for all claims. No reply has been
received to this offer.
W. H. Carre, formerly manager
of The Neics-Ga-zette here and at present traveling for a Chicago advertising firm, has been in Nelson this
A new smelter is to be built this
summer at Sanclpoint, Idaho, whose
furnaces are modeled after those of
thc Granby smelter here.' The superintendent of the works is H. M.
Mrs. J. H. Hodson, of Columbia,
is visiting friends in Nelson.
Forks—J. R. Robertson, B.A., pastor.
Services every Sunday at 11 a.m. ard 7:30 p.
m.; Sunday school and Bible olass, S p.m.;
Westminster Guild of C. E., Tuesday, 8
A. G. Calder, pastor—Services every Sunday at 11 a.m. aud 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school
nnd Rible class at 2.30 p. in.
BAPTIST CHURCH, Columbia-Rev. Ralph
Trotter, pastor; preaching; service at 11
a,m. every Sunday; Sunday school at 8
p.m.; all are welcome.
und Filth sts. J. F. Betts,pastor. Services
every Sunday at 11 a. m. aud 7.80 p.m.:
class meeting at. closo of morning service;
Sunday school and Bible classat 3 p. m.:
prayer meeting every Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock. The public is cordially invited.
Klondike pool table. Only one
in city.    Grand Forks hotel.
For a nice hair-cut or shave go to
thc City Barber Shop on Riverside
avenue.    Baths 25c.
In reviewing thc list of prominent
Canadian life insurance companies,'
the "Imperial" of Toronto stands
out prominently on account of its
remarkably successful career. The
board of directors is composed of
strong financiers and gentlemen of
large experience in the insurance
business. This company nas nothing but up-to-date liberal policies to
sell, and the fact that many large
policies have been issued by the
Imperial, running as high as $200,-
000 on one single life, indicates the
class of people who are patrons of
this company. Mr. J. A. McCallum
is agent at Columbia and Grand
under'new management.
Mrs. Lily Rasmussen, Proprietress
Good Board and Rooms by
the day, week or month.
.. AND.
All Kinds of Photographic
... AT..
it A. M.—Regular Communiea-
cation First Wednesday of each month
at 8 o'clock p. in. precisely. Sojourning Brethren cordially invited to attend. Jno. RoQEhS,
Jno. Westwood, W.M. Sec.
bor   Union  No.   831, A.L.U.—
Meets every Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock in Federal Union, hall.
Thos. Foulston, President; John T.
Lawrence, Secretary.
"      """      NOTICE. "*
Notice is hereby given that I will
apply at the next meeting1 of the
Board of Licencing Commissioners to
have the retail liquor "licence held by
me for the C. P. R. Hotel, Columbia
street, transferred to William Graham.
Chris. Rasmussen.
Columbia, B.C., Jan. 16, 1903.
The only place in town
where you can buy
McCormick's Famous
Maracaibo Chocolates
Pipes, Tobaccos, lite.
All Leading Brands oi Cigars
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§       New and Seem 1.1-1 Und
g       Goods Bought ;n it i Sold   /
§ N.l>. McINTOSH
%    Cor. Bridge and Second Sts.
0»*t«Wa9««0«0«° « »«<WiOffitffftfjg|
To say that this spJftndid work of
science and art is finer   and  better
than ever, is stating ii mildly.   The
demand for it is far 'beyond all  previous jears.    To say   tlcifc such results,    reaching   tWmgh   thirty
years, are not based   iipon  sound
sense and usefulness, i-, in insult to
the   intelligence  of   1,1 ic   millions.
Prof. Hicks, through bis   great Almanac, and his famous family and
scientific journal, Ward <md   Works,
is doing a work for the whole people
not approached by any  other   man
or publication. A fai r test will prove
' this to any reasonable person. Added
to  the   most  luminous  course in
astronomy   for 190S,   forecasts   of
storms? and   weather   are given as
never pbefore, for every day in the
year, all charmingly illustrated with
nearly   two   hundred    engravings.
The price of single Almanac, including postage and mailing,  is thirty
cents.    Word  and  Works with the
Almanac is $1.00 a year.   Write to
Word and Works Pimi.isHiNG Co.,
2201 Locust Street, St, Louis, Mo.,
and  prove   to  yourself their great
The Evening Sun job department
is the best equipped in ihe Boundary for printing no:n pamphlets
and price lists. Our material is
new.    A new broom swivps clean.
Over the sun-burned, suge brush
and alkali plains, when you may
just as well take a delightful, cool
and comfortable ride through thc
heart of the Rocky Mountains in
view ofthe grandest scenery on the
American continent?
This you can do hy mviveiling on
the Rio Grande system, thc far-
famed "Scenic Line oi (lu World,"
the only transcontinental Hue passing through Salt Lake City, Glen-
wood Springs, Leadville, Colorado
Springs and Denver enroute to cast-
cm points.
Three daily express (.ruins make
close connections with .ill irains cast
and west, and afford a choice of five
distinct routes of travel. The equipment of these trains is lb'' best, including free reclining •hair cars,
standard and tourist sleepers, a perfect dining car service, find also
personally conducted excursion em's,
each in charge of a competent guide,
whose business is to look iiftef the
comfort of his guests. \'o more
pleasant and inexpensive means of
crossing the continent ckn
than iR provided by tin
For additional details  .-nlilress J.
. I). Mansfield, Gen. Agt.. I,'ioGrande
Lines,  No. 124 Third Sin, t,  Portland, Ore.
lie found
e   excur-
Mining and   Real
Estate Dealers
The Grand Forks hotel, the oldest
hotel in the city, has •■> capacity
for 70 ,people. Even :hing up to
date.    Rates, $1 and $l."i<> per day.
Lots Fob Sale in All
Parts of this City.
The Windsor
Grand Forks, B. C.
Only the best
N.   Taylor,   Prop.
OBO. W. I'V'Yl)
Milk and Cream
Delivered lo alt parts of
Grand Forks and Columbia.
Attendee! to.
The Electric Lighting System of the City of Columbia has been completed^.
All persons who wish to
have • their residences or
places of business wired
preparatory to installing
the light, should leave orders with
P.   D.   McDonald
A familiar name for the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Raihviry, known
all over the Union as the great railway running the "Pioneer Limited"
trains every day and night between St.
Paul and Chicago, and Omaha and
Chcago. "The only perfect trains in
the world." Understand: Connections are mads with All Transcontinental Lines, assuring to passengers
the best service known. Luxurious
coaches, electric lights, steam heat, of
a verity equaled by no otherline.
S;:e that your ticket reads via "xhe
.Milwaukee" when going to any point
in the United States or Canada. All
ticket agents sell them.
Fcr rates, pamphlets or   other   information, address
it. L, Fokd, H. S. Rowk,   •
Trav. Pass. Agt.,      Gen. Agent,
Spokane, Wash.     Portland, Ore.
Pacific Hotel
Opposite C.P. B. Station,
Rhone 1)9.
.lobbing Promptly
AI tended to.
Thos. H.  Ingram
(looks of Finns and Corporations
Audited und Reports Made.
Box l'l Columbia, B. (',
In reviewing the list of prominent
Canadian life insurance companies,
the ''Imperial" of Toronto stands
out prominently on account of its
remarkably successful career. The
board of directors is composed of
strong financiers und gentlemen of
large experience in the insurance
business. This company nas nothing but up-to-date liberal policies to
sell,.and the fact that many large
policies huve been issued by tbe
Imperial, running us high as 8200,-
000 on one single life, indicates the
class of people who are patrons of
this company. Mr. J. A. McCallum
is agent at'Columbia and Grand
The Granby company has at the
present time about 700 men on its
payroll here and at Phoenix.
The Mother Lode smelter at
Greenwood and the Mother Lode
mine in Deadwood camp closed
down on Wednesday as a result of
the coal strike in the Crow's Nest
Jay P. Graves, manager of thc
Granby smelter, has announced that
the company are figuring with the
Nanaimo and Northern Pacific coal
companies for a supply of coke suf-
licient'to keep the smelter in full
operation for from GO to 90 days,
but wasn't yet prepared to say if
they could get it.
The Morrison mine has closed a
contract with the Sunset smelter to
ship 100 tons per day, commencing
not later than May 1st.
A staff of men is now employed
in delopnient work on the Providence mine, near Greenwood, and
about two cars per month have been
shipped to the Trail' smelter, which
have. given returns satisfactory to
thc management.
Work will soon start on the Gol-
conda, in Smith's camp, and the
force will be gradually increased.
Considerable work was done on this
property several years ago.
Paul Johnson, M.E., retires from
the supcrintendency of the B. C.
Copper company's smelter on the
20th inst. His successor has not
yet been named.
The Trade Dollar has arranged to
ship 250 tons of high grade ore from
its dump.
A promising body of copper ore
has been opened up on the Summit
mineral claim, in Summit camp,
about a mile west of thc Gro Denoro.
Word comes from New York that
the B. C. Copper company's stock
bus jumped from $4 to $d.50 during
the last few days. When it is considered tl at an extraordinary gen-
eial meeting of the company will be
held shortly for the purpose of adding $750,000 to the capital of the
company, the increased price quoted
is most gratifying. Should tl e
shares remain at this figure, the sale
of thc new issue would give the
company over $1,250,000 for increasing tbe smelting plant building,
converters and refineries, and purchasing new mines. It is understood that the mine which the company expects lo purchase is the Big
Copper, whose owners, George B.
McAulay and John Moran, are now
in New York to discuss thc sale at
thc general meeting. Considerable
work was done on the Big Copper
last year under the supervision of
Mr. Moran. Mining men who visited the property since this work
was done are unanimously of the
opinion that thc Big Copper has
easily one of the biggest and best
copper showings in the district.
The reported price of the property
is $100,000.
A Large Shipment of Fancy and Staple Groceries has just been received. Quality the
best. Prices the Lowest. Goods delivered
to all parts ofthe city.
RING  lift    On THE OLD
NO. 30
, Don't Forget the Place,
FOR.. .
Take a Look at Our Wiudow
Display of the Latest Novelties
in Chatelaine Bags and Purses.
Prescriptions Carefully
Epps' Cocoa
The Most
Grateful-Comforting   Breakfast-Supper
Good Dry Wood Delivered to
Anv Part of the Citv.
Clarendon Restaurant
Miss^Ioa Tknkatk, Prop.
First-Class Board and Neatly
Furnished Rooms at
Moderate Prices.
Cafe—Riverside and Bridge
Hotel—Riverside Avenue
Under One Management.


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