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VOL. II. NO.
22
FERGUSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, AUGUST 15. 1900.
82.00 A YEAR.
THE OLD GOLD CAMP
A Promising Portion of the Upper Lardo-Dunoan District of Whioh
Ferguson is the Supply Point.
An Extensive Force is Now Employed by the Old Gold, Guinea Gold,
Primrose and Lardo-Dunoan Mining Companies, With Handsome
Eesults.���Some Excellent Shewings of Ore Being Undermined.���
The Foundation Laid For an Economical and Gigantic Industry.
���Transportation.���Test Shipments���General Description, Etc.
"Bound for the Old Gold eamp!" is
becoming; a common expression by
visitors passing through Ferguson on
fholr way to this much-talked of. portion of the
LARDEAU'S SHIPPERS
The Silver Oup, Nettie L., Triune and Others  Which Will Swell the
Output of Ore From This Camp.
THE PRODUCTION THIS WINTER WILL BE GREATER THIN EVER
CONSTANT BLASTING
suggests an attack with big guns, wo
could not help but think of tho earlier
day hardships which must havo been
endured by the promoters in laying tlio
foundation for these four mining companies. They have a monopoly of the
entire basin, (Silver basin) two on
each slope, arranged so tint all four
could utilize ono concentrntor erected
in tho valley bolow.
The Old Oold camp, as it has lately | Activity in the Fish River Camp���Bonds Made and Broken.
boeomo known, is not nearly so isolated . , iTrr,       ,/-*     /����� j.   .   m tici
in Development Work and Ore Output-Disappointed Seekers.
-Increase
UPPER LARDO-DUNCAN
district.   After 'hearing so many good
reports of tho   mineral   resources of
this camp, the Eagle concluded  to
also "have a go" at it.
On Saturday morning last we proceeded up the north fork of the
Lardeau trail, overlooking canyon nnd
gorge, amidst the mountains clothed
in their summer garb, across green
strips where a snowslide had swept up
the timber and all and hurled it into
the seething waters below. After
seven miles is covered
WE REACH CIRCLE CITY,
the new townsite at the mouth of
Galena creek and surrounded by a
number of prospective mines. Coming
back to tho Old Gold trail, somo 50
yards this side of Carter and Thompson's "hotel," we commenced a three
mile
CLIMfl TO THK SUMMIT.
After this long steady pull up the
mountain side, over a series of switchbacks, wo suddenly find ourselves
landed on a plateau, above the timber
lino and reminding us of our old prairie
days. Gophers^ whistlers and evidence
of bear also creab a fooling of
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of mountains, as far us tlie eye conl'l
see. While crossing this "prairie" on
tho top of tho mountain wo passed a
COUPLE OP SMALL LAKES,
tho feeding waters or fountain head oi
a branch of the little west fork of the
Duncan rivor. Soon the very summit
is reached, and here wo stood for a few
minutes in wonder and amazement.
Looking down tho valley, directly
below, tho headquarters of the Old
Gold, Primrose, Guinea Gold and
Lardo-Duncan mines are seen conveniently located on a bench to the
left.   Away to east or left the bald
MOUNTAINS OP LIME
and stained masses of rock are in onsy
view, tlie tunnel mouths of the Old
Gold and. Lardo-Dunoan appearing as
gopher holes. Then to right or west
tho great "limo dyke" is in sight, the
famous Badshot peaks, which we
viewed a week ago from the othor Bido,
whilo ut tho Triune, towering away
through the clouds, whilo nearer and
below us the tunnels and dumps on the
Primrose nnd Guinea Gold demonstrate
that a good deal of work has already
been done. Crossing this groat litno
and slate formation, we can seo what
is now known as tho wonderful
BLACK WARRIOR LEAD,
traversing this portion of the district,
upon whioh so many of our prominent
mining properties are located. Dropping down tho switch-backs, crossing
snow in places wo reachod the camp;
unsaddled and turned our borso out on
tho beautiful mountain mondow, roused
Chef Thus. Miller and satisfied the
inner man���2:31) p. m.
Aftor lunch, In company with Supt.
J. W. Westfall and Managing Director
J. M. Miller, who bad gono over the
day before, we visited tbo
GUINEA GOLD,
located on the right hand side of the
valley, looking down, on a minature
mountain which divides the two
branches of the little west fork crook,
a tributary of the Duncan river.
A GOOD TRAIL
has been built from tho cabins across
tho valley to this group of three claims,
the Silver Leaf, upon whioh the work
is now being pushed, the Willie C. and
Nellie C. Going up above the present
crosscut tunnol, upon whioh a force of
men are hard at work (for the rock is
hard) we saw a regular
"QUARRY" OF GALENA ORE,
In place.    The ledge matter, whioh
must be 40 ft. wide, has been
open cut clear across exposing iu one
place 10 Inches of clean shipping ore
and at another frpjn 5 to 7 feet of
concentrating ore. Tho ledge is well
denned and it will only bo a matter of
a few days now until tho crosscut, which
is now in some 90 ft., will tap this ore
body some 100 ft. below the
IMMENSE SURFACE SHEWINGS.
This property is now being surveyed
by Surveyor Wilkie, P. L. S., C. E. of
Rossland, who has already completed
the survey of the Old Gold group, and
will also "line up" the Primrose before
he leaves.
Leaving the Guinea Gold we retraced
our steps the length of a claim aud
entered the long tunnel on
THE PRIMROSE,
driven on a strong ledge at considerable depth, the objective point,
bolow a big strong surface shewing
above, being almost reached. In the
main tunnel, over J'" ft., nre has been
encountered he-1  . '���"-', thore all tho
way, but jus1 .,' m�� miners are
breaking Into *,, J rallied quartz,
giving strong w %j that the oro
���iiidy is near�� i . '��� A contract for
another 100 ft. b: just been let, and
with this additional work the Eaglo
expects to hi'ar of the good .icvb at
any time. A '.es' jh/.'pni'Ut from tho
Primrose gave ���
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und tlio assays are enormous; but until
the main ore body is reached Supt.
Westfall was prone to use theso figures,
believing that very roon the mineral
piled in tlie Primrose ore-bins would
speak for itself. In this the Eagle
concurs.
After spending the night "in camp,"
whore every conceivable question of
this and other days was discussed to a
standstill, the following morning we
visited
THE OLD COLD GROUP
of two claims, tbo Silver Queen, Silver
King and a fraction. Hero wo found
between 500 and 000 feot of work done.
Passing tho lower or base tunnel and
up further iu the draw we put in an
hour "prospecting" the
BIG STRONG LEDGE
at this point.   To the left, on the way
up, above the tunnel driven lust season,
in whioh considerable oro was encountered, an open cut exposes from
10 TO 12 INCHES OF CLEAN ORE
und all over tho ledge mineralized rock
is predominant. Coming down on the
right side or south of tho draw (along
what we took to be the footwall) to a
point opposite the tunnol just spoken
of, wo went in and found tho dny shift
at work, the "grave-yard"shift having
gone off at 7 a. m. This tunnel is now
in along tho wall about 00 ft., showing
ore b here nnd thero and it is Supt.
Wostfall's intention to diagonally
CROSSCUT THE ENTIRE LEDGE
to the hanging wall, another contract
for 100 ft. having just beon lot. This,
too, will bring them under tho big
surface shewing above. The other
tunnel will not bo utilized until this Is
accomplished. When tho oro body
proper is reached and tho company
commence shipping, a lower tunnel
will bo driven, with a raise to the
upper ono for air and stoplng purposes.
From hero wo returned to the cabins,
made ready for home and came up as
far as tbo
LARDO DUNCAN
Gold, Silver and Coppor Mining Co's
property, adjoining tho Old Gold on
the north or upper side. Hero, too, a
force 'of mon are driving a tunnel on
the lead, but they uro not in far enough
as yet to expect any results. Tho lead,
however, is a good one and should pan
out all right with development.
As we reluctantly left this interesting
soene of activity, where work Is being
pushed 24 hours a day and the
us a person would naturally suppose.
It is
ONLY FIVE OR SIX MILES
down the valley to the little west fork
of the Duncan and a trail is now being
built from tho head of navigation on
the Duncan river to this point. Even
without the
PROPOSED RAILWAY
up the' Duncan river valley, the Old
Gold camp has only betweon 25 and 30
miles .to draw ore to the steamer, a
distance which the Silver Cup and
Triune, on this side of the district, is
facing with success.   The
VERY WISE POLICY,
on the part of tbe management, in first
locating and exposing their oro bodies,
bofore'going toother primary expenses,
iB a commendable one. Too often the
reverse is the case in British Columbia
mining ventures. In the Old Gold and
Guinea Gold they have
POOR MEN'S PROPOSITIONS,
for they could commence shipping ore
from the surface from oitherof tbem;
but until the Duncan trail is completed
and-the connecting trail is built no
shipments will be made. It matters
not, for if tho mineral is piled in ore-
bins it should be considered
SUFFICIENT COLLATORAL
for the shareholders for the time being,
since the Old Gold's
TEST SHIPMENTS
of $132 nnd $12li to tho ton respectively,
tbe Guinea's 880, (right, olf the very
surface) and the Primrose's $320 gives
ono a candid value of their product
There are many othor properties in
the next vallev. inst over the Guinea
oula* hill, und also east or uvtn i��o
summit from tho OH Gold, staked on
the
BLACK WARRIOR LEAH,
which  wo did  not visit this trip; but
will at a later date.
It would require a mineralogist, it
poet and dime novel writer to do this
important portion of the district justice
witb the pen. but us tho Eagle cannot
afl'ord theso luxuries, it will content
itself, for the present, with giving
plain convincing facts in common
ovcry-day language.
Ferguson's Pav Roll Will Hold Good This Winter.���Another Gold
Proposition in the Alice.���Monitor 'and Mogul Episode���Survey
of Mineral Claims.���Crown Granting and Assessment Work.
Working 11.mil on tho Silvor Dollar.
Tho Anglo-Lanleau Gold Mining
syndicate are about to take up a working bond on tbe Silver Dollar group of
properties on Fish creek in tho Lardeau
country. This property belongs at
present to Joseph Best and is situated,
it is claimed, on the Beatrice load,
about seven miles from Camborne or 15
from Comaplix, on Mohawk creek,
which is itself an allluent of Pool creek
a tributary of Fish river. The group
on tho mountain side about -1.000 to
5,000 feet above the lake is approached
by a wagon road from Comaplix to
Camborno and a trail from thence to
the property. The latter part of the
road passes over a mountain the pre-
cipitousnoss of which can be gathered
from the fact that thero aro upwards
of 75 switchbacks on the way to the
property. A party of eight miners
packed in sufficient supplies last week
to start work. It is proposed to continue the tunnel which was driven in
in order to crosscut the ledge, another
10 ft., which should tap the lead if it is
in place. On the completion of this a
shaft will be sunk on the vein at a short
Cup to Sliili 1800 Tons of Oro.
The Eagle is informed on fairly
good authority that thu Silvor Cup
people have decided to j^ot down to
business, in the matter of ore shipping,
and will take out at least 1500 tons this
winter. The Cup ore nets about $130
to the ton, so that even without a railway thero is a good margin to work
on. The gold values���from $10 to $20���
found in the Cup ore makes it a smelting proposition. Under Supt. McNeill
the banner mine of the Lardeau hu?
been systematically developed and
there is enough oro blocked out to ship
20 ton or more a day all winter il
expedient.
Tost Shipment From ll,��> ftliiek r.im.
The Black Bear Mining company,
operating at the forks of a tributary of
Pool creek, over the summit, north-
oast of Ferguson, is making a tost
shipment this week, says Supt. Woods,
C. E. Work is being vigorously
pushed ahead, preparatory to tho
winter. They will continue work all
winter with a good strong force, and
hope to make steady shipments, though
distance from tho tunnol so as to prove  tDe  property   is  only one season old
the property  in  moro than one place
Some $3,000 worth of work- has already been dono upon the group, but
some of it, ns is inevitable in proving
ncvv property, is dead.   Tho propo-
KEEP A COOL HEAD.
The Prospective Mining Property
Purohaser Should Be Encouraged.
A prospector is prone to raise his
price at this stago of the game-
simply because a few buyers are in
sight. Tho Eaole has knowledge of
one or two cases whore $1000 cash,
thrco months ago, would have bought
a property for which the owner now
modestly demands $50,000. Do these
prospectors think mining mon are fools
or do they imagino for for ono minute
that a repetition of tlie Rossland boom
Is on tho tapis. The EAGLE does not
and it hereby advises the owners of
mining property to keop a cool head
stick to the prices asked a few weeks
ago and when you get a reasonable
chunco to sell, or give a working bond
accept it. Wo have In sight what we
have boon howling for ior the past
four years. Now do not lot us lie
foolish as to discourage the prospective
purchaser, This certainly does not
apply to ull prospectors. But a word
to tho wise is sulliciont.
This portion of the Fish river  camp is
rapidly coining to tho front.
tuken tif the-ore
ull vulues, silvei
give results of $12."
und lead.���Com.
no Progress on tho Canudtun-Litrdoitu.
E. C. Wood, C. E., was in town yesterday, having just returned from th'1
Cunadian-Lardeau property up the
north fork. The company is getting
winter quarters In readiness anil intend
to provision to .I illy 1st, 1001. A force
of seven men at least will be employed
all winter. Work is boing pushed on
tho crosscut. The Spokane group has
some tlno ore and its development Is
looked forward to with interest in the
Lardeau, as it will soon mid one moro
to tbo list of shippers.
All on" With tlio  Monitor.
J. T. Lauthers was in town on Monday. He says ihe payment of $4,000,
due on August 1st., on the Monitor and
Mogul has not been made, so it Is
apparent that A. E. Welch, since an
engineer's report was made und he
himself sized up the proposition, bus
decided to throw up his claim to the
property. Mr. Lauthers says ho is not
sorry for ho will continue development
and turn tho property over at a better
figure within twelve months,
Crosscut on tho Brow.
The Lembke brothers ure now in 135
feet on the Brow. They are cross-
cutting to catch tho lead found in the
east, drift of the Nettie L., hut as then'
is considerable wash to go through
they may have to go another 50 feoi,
| which they ure driving now.
The
Abrnh
Alir
Gold
oposltlon,
in brothers now have two
men ac work on too Alice mineral
claim, located in tlio Lucky Jim belt
and from whicli they are taking ore
much the same us that found in the
Lucky Jim. An average assay gives
$5."t.!i7 in gold values alone. With the
construction nf a trail up 8-mlle creek
(Trout lake) the ownors intend to make
a test shipment, and if tlie values hold
out they will ship right along next
season whether a railway appears on
the scene or not.
���3,000 Worth or Work on llluik Bugle.
A. McRae and If. Morris ure up at
the Black Eagle, a couple of miles
from Ferguson on the ens! slope of the
south fork, at the Instance of John
Grant, the well known mining promoter. Mr. Grunt told ihe EAGLE
while hero tbat he intended to spend
$2.1100 in development und prospecting
work, and if it proved worthy of more
he would make tho Eagle a shipper if
possible.
A Your Round Proposition,
The Wide West, another Pish rivor
company, is steadily developing their
mineral property in that locality,
Thoy will push work all winter und
hope to ho heard from later nn. With
this and other companies operating all
the year round, tho Fish river camp
will soon bo commanding attention
from the outside world.
Triuno Will Ship Over 100 Tons.
The Triune lessees bave another 20
Came to Seo tho 01*1 Oold Camp.
Dr. Battisley of Chatham, Ont.,
arrived in the district last week to
take a look over the Old Gold camp,
but unfortunately he with five others
wero thrown from a special rig inot
the regular stage) on tho road to
Ferguson. After boing laid up a few
days at the Windsor under tbe skilful
care of Dr. Wilson, Mr. Battisley
returned homo mueh disappointed in
not reaching his destination'.' The Dr.
is getting woll up in yeurB' and apparently can not stund the' hardships
oft times encountered'hrthlB western
mining world.
' Tlio Hull K,i> .
Tho uppor tunnel on tho Rob Roy i:
driven in to the ore body us per contract and thcadvisability of continuing
tlie long base tunnel demonstrated
A double shift is now working bolow.
ton shipment ready for the packer nnd
(rolghtor. They will, '! possible, hav
lot! tons down to Ten-Mile In (ore suow
Hies. Tho result of thoir lirst shipment of 22 tons were not known up to
J yesterday.
!<ettle L. tn snip BOO To
tlie   Nettio   L.   ivork
On the Nettio L. ivork is being
steadily continued. Manager Pool is
expected in daily. The Nettio L. will
ship at least 500 tons of high-grade oro
as soon asrawhldlngseason sots in.
i.titio Pittsburg nnil Ylctorlness,
D. A. Williams lias completed
assessment work on tho abovo claims,
situated on tho Nettie L. hill, above
iho Ajax, with satisfactory results,
lie purposes doing a good deal of work
on them this winter.
Morning Slur Surveyed.
Morning   Star,   up  near
Tho Morning Star, up near itho
Triune, has just been surveyed and the
owners, Messrs. Abrahamson brothers,
will do eousiderablo work next season.
Triune Oro Vulues.
After over a dozon assays of Triuno
ore the average value is $337.70 to tho [The survey was a roost difficult one to
ton, I '""ko ou account of the rugged peaks,
��� ��� PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT
(Continued From Last Week.)
TENTH    DAY.
Victoria, August 3,
The House met at 2:30 o'clock p. m.
Mr. Helmcken, Chairman of the Private Bills Committee, reported an Art
relatin* to the Diocese of New Westminster, and the Vancouver City Char-
Mr. Curtis introduced a Bill to amend the/Mechanics Lien Act, which was
advanced a stage, and stands for its
second reading: on Monday.
Mr, Hail Introduced a Bill Intituled
the Extra-Provincial Investment and
Loan Societies Act. The Bill was read
a first time.
Hon. Mr. Eberts Introduced a Bill to
amend the Land Registry Act, and a
Bill to amend the Judgments Act, 181IS.
which lecelved first readings.
COMPULSORY ARBITRATION.
MR. R. SMITH, seconded by MR.
CURTIS, moved:
"That considering the unsatisfactory
nature nf the present Act, intituled 'An
Ao' to piovicle for the formation, from)
thne to time as disputes may arise, of
Councils of Labor Conciliation and Arbitration,' Chapter 100, Revised Statutes
1S97, "to accomplish such purposes as
expressed In title, and in consideration
of the labor disputes occurring repeatedly, which ought to be Immediately
settled for the public good, and inasmuch as such an Act would involve
the expenditure of public moneys and
cannot therefore be presented to this
House" by any private member,
this House urges the necessity of such
provision as above as soon as practicable."
Speaking to the motion, MR. SMITH
asked the indulgence of the Hou^e to
what he considered a most important
proposition. He had noticed that certain reflections -were "thrown hy the
"Colonist" newspaper upon memibers
of this House, who saw fit to introduce
matters which they deemed to be of
linprrtai.ce, in the Interests of the
country. For himself, he certainly had
no Intention to bring forward this resolution, with political ends' in view.
His only motive was that he considered
that the industrial and labor interest-*
of the Province ought to be brought
under very much more strict supervision by this Government; that there
ought to be some method of settling
<li:-pute.��, without having inllucnces existing that tended to affect public interests injurlouslly. In the Australian
Colonies, they siw with what very g'*eat
profit and advantage this principle I dorstand that in speaking on a motion
worked, even to the extent of providing I to adjourn the debate he was not allow-
for compulsory arbitration. The DO-led to refer lo the main motion at all.
mlnlo'i House had already passed legls- How could that be possible? He said
lation In that line, and commissions; they cruld not adjourn consideration
had been appointed with very great ad- j of a question of that kind, either to
vantage, under the Act, and in Eng" Wednesday or another session, and ac-
land the same provision was made. I complish anything, unless they had a
The Act at present on the Statutes of proposition before the House and be-
this Province was useless practically, l fore the country. He quite agreed that
because it only provided for the Gov-! it might be \\ ell, if an Important change
ernmenL intero��tfnff itooif m imattera in I vm t.> uc muae in me i<nVS, mat mc
dispute after 'the disputants requested bill or preposition making the change
its intei Terence. He contended that j should he fully discussed and consider-
that wns equal to having no authority | ed. In such a case there waa advan-
at all, because if there was an express. tage in delay. People knew what was
desire on both sides to settle a dispute,! going on and had an opportunity to
there was no necessity for Government welsh 'the arguments, and the House
interference. In this resolution he did j could more intelligently and advisedly
not give any opinion as to what the ' deal with the question. But that could
nature of the Government Bill should. not possibly apply to a case where no
bs, nor did he intimate directly when | suggestion whatsoever was made. In
it ought to be brought foiward. He i fact he could not understand the re-
would not demand, if he could, that the solution to mean anything. If the
Government should enact legislation j House would look at the resolution,
during the present session. He consid- j the Hotse would, he thought agree,
ered that some opportunity should be j that never was a resolution drawn,
allowed for full consideration of a sub-1 which absolutely meant nothing more
ject that materially affected industrial effectively, than this one.
conditions, If a definite statement was I HON. MR. PRENTICE urged that
made by the Government that some ! Mr. Martin was out of order,
strong measure that would effect the j MR. MARTIN differed and was go-
object of his resolution, would be in- ing on with his remarks, when
trodreed next session, it would be sat- MR. PRENTICE drew from his desk
lufaotory, so far as he was concerned, j "May's Parliamentary Procedure," and
In view of the Government taking the, quoted the opinion of that authority,
matter in hand, there were several very that "on a motion for the postponement
important things that he considered j of a debate, the merits of a Bill (or re-
should he Included In the measure. One solution) can not "be dlscusfed,"
of these was provision for a Labor Bur-1 MR. MARTIN argued that he was
cau, through which statistics could be ��� not discussing the merits of anything,
collected, associated with labor troubles, but was or.'ly discussing whether there
Another was provision for tho incorpor- was anything before the House at all;
atlon of all Trades Unions. At the pre- j whether they should consider a motion
sent lime Tiades Unions could be to aejourn or a motion that did not
incorporated     under     the     Dominion  mean anything,
Trades Unions Act, but there was no HON. MR. PRENTICE: "As I under-
such provision In this Province. One ! stand the rules of this House and your
of the w u a It n esses of the compulsory ar- . ruling, Mr. Speaker, discussion cf the
bit] atlon idea, as seen by the Hon. Pin- main motior is not allowed, and if the
anee Minister the other day, was that Hon. Leader of the Opposition is per-
such compulsion might 'bind only onejmitted to go on debating this resolu-
party to a dispute.    If the Trades Un-I tion, I think It Is a great misuse of the
man was thoroughly honest in his convictions that compulsory arbitration
would be of advantage to the Province,
but there were many who were not educated up to that at the present time.
There were many of them, and he could
state for himself that he was one, who
had not considered the matter suffl-
eien't'ly from all standpoints, to say how
comirul&ory arbitration would act in
this .particular Province. He knew,
from newspaper reports nnd books, that
in some places workmen's unions were
rather opposed to compulsory arbitration, which showed that there was a diversity of opinion in regard to it. The
other day, when a question which related to this, to a certain extent, was
brought up,
he considered a difficulty, In regard to
the application of such a law. in regard
to the salmon canners. He still thought
it would be difficult to enforce compulsory arbitration in such a case as that.
In view of the fact that there was so
much room for serious study In connection with the subject, on both sides
of the House, he thought It would be
well to adjourn the debate, and would
move accordingly. In doing so, he did
not wish to express It as the feeling of
the Government that It was either opposed or In favor of .he resolution. He
moved that the debate be adjourned
until Wednesday next.
Upon the motion for adjournment be
ing put, MR. MARTIN said he could
well understand the difficulty the Government wns In with regard to this
question. This was contentious legislation, and unfortunately for the good
people of the Province, the Government
was not allowed to exist If it expressed
any opinion on a subject of that kind,
That was, he fancied, why the Government was not desirous of going on with
the discussion. The hon. mover of the
resolution was willing, for another rea
son, tbat the matter should stand. It
seemed to him (Mr. Martin) that the
reason was not a sound one, at any
rate, "that it was not well worked out.
If the matter was allowed ^o stand, after what had been said, so far, in tht
House, It might stand for fifty years,
and never progress any lurtner. He
was prepared to admit	
HON. MR. PRENTICE rose to a point
of order. He wanted to know if it was
the motion to adjourn or the main motion, that was before the House.
MR. MARTIN contended that the
main motion could be debated on a motion to adjourn, That was done time
and again.
MR. PRENTICE: "Accoruing to the
Rules, if the hon. gentleman speaks
now, on the main motion, he will not
be permitted to speak again."
MR. MARTIN asked 1f he was to un-
time would be lost in attempting to do
so.
The debate was adjourned.
QUESTIONS  OF  PRIVILEGE.
Mr. CurtlB rose to a question of prl-
, vllege. The other day he had asked
' the Finance Minister certain questions
i as to the receipts for ordinary revenue
I purroses for the financial year ending
June 30th, 1P0O. To two of these questions 'the Hon. Minister replied that
I the accounts were not closed and the
amounts could not be stated. Yet on
the n-orning following the day which
these questions were asked the Govern-
j ment organ at Victoria came out with
...        _ -ithe  vtry information  he  was  asking
ae !^ *?��*���? 0UiW?at ^r, He considered this most discourteous to the House, and thought the
Hon. Minister should furnish direct answers to those questions.
Hon. Mr. Turner disavowed any
knowledge of the matter. The newspapers must have been calculating on
assumption of what the revenues would
be. Any newspaper could do that by
studying the returns of the previous
year. He liad given the newspaper no
Information.
Hon. Mr. FJberts said he also had a
complaint of an Inaccuracy in the "Colonist" of the previous day. In stating
one of his answers in reply to Mr. Mclnnes' que&tion. as to who would bear
the expense of calling out the Militia
at Steveston, the words "Municipality
of Richmond" had been inserted. They
were not his words.
Upon a question of privilege raised
by Mr. Martin a short controversy ensued between that gentleman and Hon.
Mr. Turner as to the comparative merits of the House of 1899 and the present House, in devoting themselves to
business. Mr. Turner 'had said that In
1^99 the Government had not shown
nny particular relish for holding night
sessions. Mr. Martin wanted to show
nn the contrary that It had buckled to
like a Trojan. Tlie curtain dropped after a brief tilt.
ions were- incorporated he (Mr. Smith)
thought this objection would be considerable removed, for 1n thnt case the
Government would deal not with Individuals, but with a corporate body,
which could not afford, any more than
Rules of thlF House.'
MR. MARTIN: "I ami not discussing
the resolution. I am asking the House
to ttnslder what the resolution !-������, or
it there is anything in it at all; if there
Is  any  suggestion  of what  we  are  to
the cr.i Italist, to Ignore the decision of I do.1
the arbitrators. He had no desire to [ MR. SPEAKER: "I do not think that
hamper the Government, or take up the ha* any bearing on the question to ad-
time of the House, In discussing this re- I journ the debate,"
SOltlllon, but he did consider, In view of i MR. MARTIN: "Why not, Mr. Speak-
labor disputes in this Province, two | er? What are wo going to adjourn
cases- of whioh had recently boen pre-1 for? P. hus been suggested that we
sen ted, there was strmg ground for' should adjourn that the House might
asking that legislation should be pro- consider what is before us; but If there
vided to effect settlements.    Public In-  is no question really before the House,
terests were involved In thee matters,
and he laid down the principle that
when such disputes arose, and both
partleu refused to settle their differences, the strong authority of the Government ought to step In to protect the
if the hon. gentleman's motion means
nothing, then, I say, 1t is advisable in
the interests of public business for this
House to dispose of it now. My argument is that it ought not to be adjourned because the question does not lay
interests of the country.    He hoped the J anything before the House.    There la
Gove-rnment would consider the matter  nothing proposed In the resolution.    It
seriously, und at the next session of
the Hcuse, bring down a bill to deal
with It.    (Applause.)
HON.  MR.  TURNER complimented
the mover of the resolution upon the
says that such an aot would involve
the expenditure of public monies, but
the only suggestion made that we
should have such an act 1b that the
present Act on the statute book Is no
admirable and calm manner in which  good."
he had placed this matter before the I    HON. MR. PRENTICE: "Mr. Speak
er, I must ask definitely, U there a rule
or Is there not a rule. I must ask you
to rule firmly in this matter,"
MR.  SPEAKER intimated that the
disci: ssion should cease.
MR. MARTIN agreed.    If he had not
t'lona'bleBresoi"Ution to bring In" at this' been able to make himself plain to the' 28, introduced by the Hon. Attorney'
time.    It was true that the hon. gentle- House so far, he  thought additional   General, being an Act to amend the
House. In reading over the resolution
it would seem that, though It might
point In the direction of compulsory arbitration, It did not set that forth In so
many words, and if it did pet that forth,
he thought it would be a very objec-
COM'MITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
The Hoi'se went into Committee of
the Whole when the Evidence Act was
again takep up. An amendment was
offered by Mr. Martin to the clause providing that witnesses should be compelled to give evidence, but that such
evidence could not be used against them
in any action subsequently brougiht,
looking to the protection of witnesses,
in suuh cases, outside of the Province.
In order to give opportunity for consideration of the amendment, the Committee ro-e and reported progress. The
Bill will be committed again on Tuesday next.
In view of an Assize to be held in
Casslar In the latter part of this month
the Jurors' Bill was then taken up In
Committee of the Whole, by request ot
the Attorney-General. It was reported without amendment, received Its
third reading and finally passed.
Further consideration of the Liquor
Licence Bill was continued .In Committee of the Whole, and a number of minor amendments were offered. The Com-
mlt'tei rose ��rtd��p������ied piosrosc. after getting about half through the Bill.
RAILWAY COMMITTEE PERSONNEL.
On motion of Hon. Mr. Turner the
name of Mr. Clifford was added to the
Railway Committee.
In this Committee Mr. Brown pointed
out that -Mr. Munro had withdrawn
from that Committee on the previous
day to allow Cassiar to be represented.
Now the Government was appointing
another member. He thought, if another member was required, Mr. Munro
should hove been reinstated. Some discussion ensued on this point, the Opposition claiming that the Government
was afraid of being called down in
Committee, and was entrenching accordingly. Hon. Mr. Turner said that
there were only seventeen members on
the Committee, and that the regulations
required eighteen. The Government
was only reminded of that fact to-day.
The House adjourned until 2 o'clock
on Monday.
A PARTY VOTE.
A lengthy and warm discussion took
place in the Itailway Committee in connection with the Vancouver & New
Westminster Railway Bill. Mr. Mclnnes offerer! an amendment that no
person should be employed in the construction of the road who could not
read the Act In an European language.
The Commifee at once split on this
question on party lines, and a big fight
ensued. The Government side of the
debate he*ld that such an amendment
would make the Bill subject to disallowance, while the Opposition members
contended thit it was but in line with
recommendations received from Ottawa as to the i nurse the Province should
take In connection with the Oriental
question; that Is, that the local Government had been advised by the Dominion authorities to follow the provisions of thr- Natal Act In that regard.
The vote stood nine to seven in favor
of the amendment.
THE COLUMBIA & WESTERN ACT.
The following Is the text of Bill No.
29, Introduced by the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, being
an Act to amend the "Columbia &
Western  Railway  Subsidy  Act, 1800."
1, This Act may be cited as the
"Columbia & Western Railway Subsidy Act Amendment Act,  1900."
2. The time limited by Section 4 of
Chapter 8 of the Statutes of 1896, being the "Columbia & Western Railway
Subsidy Act, 1896," for defining and
projecting the lands to be granted to
the Columbia & Western Railway
Company, In pursuance of said section,
as amended by Chapter 12 of the
Statutes of 1898 and Chapter 14 of the
Statutes of 1899, is hereby extended for
one year from the 27th day of Febru-
"Rossland Water & Light Company
Incorporation Act, 1896":
Whereas, the Corporation of the
City of Rosland have purchased the
water-works system of the Rossland
Water & Light Company:
And, whereas-, doubts have arisen as
to whether or not the said Company
have power to sell to the said Corporation their rights, powers, privileges and franchises as to the taking
and using of water:
And, whereas, it is deemed advisable
that such doubts shall be set at rest
by amending the Act of Incorporation
of the said Rossland Water & Light
Company:
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with
the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of
British   Columbia,   enacts  as  follows:
1. The said Rossland Water & Light
Company may sell and convey to the
Corporation of the City of Rossland,
all or any of the rights, privileges,
and franchises with respect to the taking, using, diverting, or appropriating
water granted to them by their Act
of Incorporation, and any sale, or conveyance thereof, or of any part thereof, to the said Corporation of the City
of Rossland heretofore made or executed Is hereby confirmed, and after
any such sale or conveyance the said
Corporation of the City of Rossland
shall have and exercise all such rights,
powers, privileges, and franchises so
sold or conveyed, and may use and
exercise all such rights, powers, privileges, and franchises so sold or conveyed in their own name.
THIS PACIFIC NORTHERN & OMIN-
ECA BILL.
The following is the gist of Bill No.
24, introduced by Mr. Green, being an
Act to Incorporate the Pacific Northern & Omineca Railway Company:
The Act is to Incorporate a Company with power to construct, equip,
operate and maintain a railway, of
standard or any other gauge, to be
operated by steam, electricity, or any
other motive power for the carrying
of passengers and freight from a point
on Kltimaat Inlet, in Coast District,
Province of British Columbia, by the
most convenient and feasible route to
a point at or near Hazelton on the
Skeena River, in the District of Casslar, Province aforesaid; and to build
and operate tramways In connection
therewith; with power to construct,
operate and maintain- branch lines and
all necessary bridges, roads, ways,
ferries, and other works, and to build,
own and maintain wharves and docks
In connection therewith; and with
power to build, quire, own, equip
and maintain st ind other vessels
and boats,  and
ii
te the same on
THE ROSSLAND WATER & LIGHT
.    . ACT.
The following Is the text of Bill No,
any navigable wV within the Pro
vince; and with pV. A to build, equip,
operate and maintain telegraph and
telephone lines in connection with the
said K'Uway and branches; and to
generate electricity for supply of light,
heat and po,v<*r, and for all and every
other purpose mentioned in Sections
80, 81, 82, a.,* 83, of the "Water
Clauses ConsoUd&,r!'in Act, 1897," and
tu do everything ntL^Hnry irnd incl-'
dental to the carrying nut of all or
any of the objects referic? to in said
Sections, and to build, own e.;ji maintain saw mills and wood pulp mills;
and with power to expropriate 'ands
for the purposes of the Company. *nd
to acquire lands, bonuses and privileges or other aids from any Government, (Municipal corporation or other
persons or bodies, and to levy and
collect tolls from all parties using, and
on all freight passing over any of such
roads, railways, tramways, ferries,
wharves and vessels owned or operated by the Company; and with- power
to make traffic or other arrangements
with railway, steamboat or other companies, and for all other usual, necessary or incidental rights, powers or
privileges in that behalf.
John Irving, of the City of Victoria,
Province of British Columbia, Master
Mariner; John Andrew Mara, of the
City of Kamloops, in the said Province,
Merchant, and Frank Stillman Barnard, of the said City of Victoria, gentleman, together with such other persons and corporations as shall hereafter become shareholders of the
Company incorporated, are constituted
a body corporate and politic under the
name of the "Pacific Northern & Omineca Railway Company," or such
other name as the Lieutenant-Gover-
nor-ln-Council with the consent of the
Company may approve of.
The capital stock of the Company
shall be 11,000,000, divided Into 10,000
shares of $100 each, which shall be
applied first to the payment of all
costs and expenses incurred in the
passing of this Act, and the remainder
for the purpose of tbe Company's undertaking.
INVESTMENT AND LOAN SOCIETIES BILL.
The following Is the text of Bill No.
26, Introduced by Mr. Tatlow, being
an Act to amend the "Investment and
Loan Societies Act":
1- The Act may be cited as the "Investment and Loan Societies Act
Amendment Act, 1900."   '
2. Section 3 of Chapter 22 of the Revised Statutes, 1897, being the "Investment and Loan Societies Act," le hereby amended by striking out the words
"by periodical subscriptions, In sums
not exceeding ten dollars per month
or otherwise, of or from the several
members of the society, in shares (not
exceeding the value of five hundred
dollars for'each Bhare)," In the twelfth
to the fourteenth line thereof, and by
adding to the end' of said section the
following;
"Where a society, by virtue of this
or any former Act, has authority to
raise a fund or stock by means of terminating shares, the society may Issue
terminating shares of one or more denominations, either fullly paid or prepaid stock, or to be paid by periodical
or other subscriptions, and may repay
such funds when no longer required
for the purposes of the society. The
terminating shares shall not exceed!
the value of $500 for each share, and
the subscription thereof shall not ex
ceed $5 per month for each share, -ind
the society may thereby create a stock:
or fund for the purpose of making
loans or advances upon the securities
authorized by the by-laws of the society and by this Act."
3. Section 5 of the said Act is hereby-
amended by Inserting after the word!
"rules" In the first line thereof, the
words, "or required application form."
4. Section 33 of the said Act Is hereby repealed, and the following substituted therefor:
"3. Any suoh society may hold absolutely real estate for the purposes of.
its place of business, not exceeding the
annual value of $20,000 In any one
place, exclusive of . the improvements
which may be made by any such society thereon, and such ether lands
as may be acquired by the society under the provisions of Section 28 of this
Act."
5. Section 42 of the said Act is hereby amended by striking out the word
"December" in the first line, ?.nd inserting "January" in lieu thereof, and
by striking out the word "January" in
���he third line thereof, and Inserting;
the word "February."
6. Section 52 of t'he said Act Is hereby repealed, and the following substituted therefor:
"52. No society under this Act shall
be at liberty to divide any of the
profits found or declared to have been
made by such society until the principal upon which such profits have
been computed, and are so found and
declared, or are Intended to be found*
and declared, shall have been sanctioned or approved by such officer as
the Lieutenant - Governor-in-CounclI
may from time to time appoint, who
shall be entitled to a fee of $15 for
granting a certificate of approval; and
if any dividend shall be paid on or In
respect of any share in the capital of
such society before such principal as
aforesaid shall have been sanctioned
or approved as aforesaid, each of the
directors who shall not have objected
thereto, and shall not have filed his
objection In writing with the secretary
or clerk of the society before any such
payment, shall, upon summary conviction, be liable to a penalty of $500:
Provided, that where any share or*
shares are withdrawn after said certificate of approval has been granted the
society may pay the balance of dividends due up to the date of withdrawal, In accordance with the amount
approved of In the last certificate."
7. The said Act to hereby amended
by adding thereto the following sac-
tlon:
"60. The liability of any registered1
society whatever in respect of terminating shares shall, unless otherwise
provided by the by-laws In force at
the passing of this Act, be limited tn
that portion ot the shareholders' payments thereon, which (under the bylaws of the society or the contract
with the shareholder) Is appropriated
to the loan fund, together with the
proportion of interest, profits or earnings appertaining to such portion of
his payments; and that portion of the
shareholders' payments which, under
th*' said byi*aws or contract. Js appropriated to the expense fund shalt
not be a liability to the society."
ELEVENTH DAT.
Victoria, August 6*.
The House met at 2 o'clock d. m.
Mr. Helmcken (Chairman), reported
the Bill to Incorporate the Western
Telephone & Telegraph Company, from
the Private Bails Committee.
Mr. Pooley, Chairman of Hallway
Committee, reported a BUI to Incorporate the Rock Bay & Salmon River Rair-
way Company.
Mr. Mclnnes Introduced a Bill to amend the Game Protection Act, 1898. The
Bill was read a first time and stands
for its. second reading on Thursday
next,
Mr. Martin introduced a Bill to amend
the Bureau of Mines Act Amendment
Act, 1899, which was1 read a first time-
Mr. Tatlow asked the Government If
it had any authoritative Information
as to the number of persons permitted
by the Japanese regulation to emigrate
from Japan to Canada each month.
Hon. Mr. Dunsmuir answered "No."
['Mr. Tatlow's question Is more satfs-
factoilly answered in another column.���
Ed.]
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
The IJovse then went into Committee
of the Whole, when the adjourned sitting on the Act to Amend the Evidence
Act was continued. The Bill was reported up with amendments. The chief
provision of this Bill is to protect witnesses, who are obliged under the Act
to give evidence which might incriminate tin m from prosecutions arising out
of such evidence or from the usa of such
evidence against them. A point of difficulty presented itself to make this
apply without conflicting with the law
in other parts of the Empire. An amendment offered by Mr. Martin on this
point waa voted down; but it will be
observed in the notices of motion, that
both he and Mr. Curtis, will move tn
have the Bill recommitted, with a view
of having It amended In this regard.
The Liquor Licence Bill was taken
up again in Committee of the Whole,
and gone through down to the schedule;
when the Committee rose and reported
progress. The provision, fixing the
date when the Bill shall become law,
was parsed in the reading, but was left
in abeyance until 'the next sitting of
the Committee. The Bill, as amended
to date, will be printed In the meantime. One of the amendments applied
defined the expression 'locality," fixing;
the area on which Is to be determined
the application of the graduated scale
of licence fees, etc., to mean "a territory In a licenced district, within one
mile of the licenced premises." Another
amendment altered the $60 fee to $75.
During the passage of the Bill
through Committee, Mr. Houston raised an objection. He thought the Government was legislating for certain localities.
The Liquor Licence Bill will probably be proceeded with again to-morrow.
In Committee of the Whole, the Trustees Bill was read clause by clause, andt
reported upon without amendments. On
ju.
���iMrs ���motion, the Bin was read a third time
and finally passed.
The New Westminster Relief Bill was
also parsed through Committee, read a
third time and finally passed.
The Hon. Attorney-General moved
the second reading of the Bill to amend
the Companies Act. He explained that
the amendments did not affect the general provisions of the Act, but were intended to make them more dear and
possibly less onerous on parties intending to seek incorporation. The Bill
will be committed at the next sitting
of the House.
The Hon. Attorney-General moved the
second reading of the Bill to amend
the Rorsland Water & Light Company's
Act. This Bill, he explained, was introduced upon request of the City of
Rossland. That Corporation, it seemed, had purchased the water works system of the Company mentioned, and
doubts had nil-en as to whether, under
its Act of Incorporation, the 'Company
had pcwer to sell. The amending Bill
was intended to remove these doubts
and get the matter at rest. This Bill
will also go to Committee at the next
sitting.
The Bill lo Amend the Columbia &
Westeri Railway Subsidy Act, which
was down for its second reading, was
deferred until Wednesday next.
The Hon. Attorney-General moved
the second reading of the Land Registry Act, ami also the second reading of
the Judgments Bill. The e bills will
be committed at the next sitting of the
House.
The House adjourned.
NOTICE   OF  MOTION.
U^on the motion for the third reading of the Evidence Act, Mr. Martin
will move that the BUI be recommitted,
to consider the following amendment:
"2. Section 6 of the 'Evidence Act,'
being Chapter 71 of the Revised Statutes of 1897 Is hereby repealed and the
following section substituted therefor:
6. No witne s shall be excused from
answering any question upon the
erotnd that the answer to such question may tend to establish his liability
to a civil proceeding at the instance of
the Crown, as represented by the Dominion or any province, or of any person, or may be used against him as
evider.ee In a -prosecution under the
provisions of some law within the jurisdiction of the Legislature of the Province of British Columbia; Provided,
however, that if with re=pect to any
question the witness objects to answer,
upon the ground that his answer may
be used as evidence against him in a
prosecution under the provisions of some
law within the Jurisdiction of the Legislature of the Province of British Columbia, and if but for this section the
witness would have been excused from
answering such question, then although
the witness shall be compelled to answer, vet the answer, .so given, shall
not be used or receivable in evidence
against him in any such prosecution
against him thereafter taking place;
Provided also, that where any witness gives, or has given, evidence within the British Empire, In any Court or
proceeding not within the jurisdiction.
as lo evidence of tht-' Legislature 6f
British Columbia, which heretofore
might have been used as evidence
against him In such a prosecution, such
evidence shall not be receivable against
him in any such prosecution;
Provided ateo, that no witness shall
be excused from answering any question upon the ground that the answer
to such question may 'be used against
him In a criminal prosecution, or in any
prosecution in the nature of a criminal -prosecution, under the laws of any
portion of the British Empire; but this
proviso shall not have any effect unless
and until the laws of such portion of
the British Empire protect such person from having such evidence used
against him in any such criminal prosecution, or prosecution in the nature
of a criminal prosecution, under the
laws of such portion of the British Empire, except a prosecution for peijury
in givins such evidence."
Mr. Curtis gives notice that he will
also move to have the Evidence Act referred back to Committee of the Whole,
to corsider the following amendment In
substitution of Section 2:
"6. No witness shall be excused from
answering any question upon any
ground which, but for this section,
would have, at any time heretofore, excused him from answering the same,
but he shall be compelled to answer
such question as hereinafter mentioned;
Provided that where a witness has
objected In any court, whether held
within the Province or elsewhere, to
answering a question on tne ground
that the answer may tend to criminate
him in any prosecution for which, a*
to evidence, the Legislature of British Columbia has jurisdiction, and has
l>een compelled to answer, the answer
$o given shall not be used or receivable
In evidence against him in any such
fwoEecutlon thereafter taking place."
Mr. Martin will move in Committee of
the Whole on the Bill to Incorporate
the Rock Bay & Salmon River Railway
Company, to-add the following clause:
"In case at any time the said railway I
1s declared by the Parliament of Can- j
ada to be a work for the general advantage of Canada, then all powers and
privileges granted by this Act, and by
the 'British Columbia Railway Com- j
way Act,' shall thereupon cease and
determine."
Mr. Curtis gives notice of a Bill,
which he will introduce on Wednesday
next intituled "An Act respecting Deception In Procuring Workmen or Employees."
Hon. (Mr. Turner wiDI on Thursday
next Introduce a Bill to amend the "Act
respecting the Provincial Board of Horticulture."
Hon. Mr. Eberts, on Wednesday will
introduce a Bill to amend the Bennett-
Atlln  Commission  Act,  1899.
The following notices of motion for
amendment of the Liquor Licence Act
are aot;ted: , ,
'Mr. Brown, on consideration of the
report of the Committee, will move that
the following words be Inserted at the
end of Section 44:
"The -provisions of this section as to
localities of le?s than two hundred in
habitants, and as to localities of less
than one hundred inhabitants, respectively, shall not apply to any locality
in which more than one ''hotel licence'
is granted."
Mr. Brown, at the next sitting of the
Committee of the Whole, will also
move that the following be inserted as
Section 67 A:
"That no licence to be granted under
Section 56 or Section 57 hereinafter shall
authorise the sale of liquor on any dining car or steamer, and any person or
Company knowingly selling liquor under any such licence to any person who
intends to remove said liquor from such
dining car or steamer, for consumption
elsewhere, shall be guilty of an offence,
for which be may be punished, as If he
were guilty of selling liquor without a
licence."
At the next sitting of the Committee
Mr. Curtis will move to strike out Section 27 and insert the following in lieu
thereof:
"The premises for which an hotel licence Is applied for must have the following" accommodation:
!    Where the licence fee Is at the rate
1 of $75 a year, at least four bedrooms,
with a sufficient complement of bedding
and furniture to accommodate the tra-
I veiling public; where the licence fee 13
1 at the rate of $125 per year, at least
eight bedrooms, with a sufficient complement of bedding and furniture to accommodate the travelling public; where
the licence fee is at the rate of $200 per
year,, at least sixteen bedrooms wi''    .
i sufficient complement of beid'ing and
j furniture to accommodate tho travelling public.    The promises must in all
cases have attached  thereto sufficient
stabling for at least six horses, except
In any case where the Commissioners
consider the accommodation for horses
I is not required by the travelling public.
The premises shall  also be fitted up
j with appliances for keeping a weT-ap-
��� pointed eating house for serving meals
I to travellers."
j tlnon the third reading of the Bill to
j Incorporate the Rock Bay & Salmon
| River Railway Company (reported up
i from the Railway Committee to-day)
| Mr. Mclnnes will move that the follow-
; ing clauses be added thereto:
i    "40.   No person shall be employed in,
��� on or about any of the works of the
Company who is unable to read in an
European  language  this Act and the
j 'British Columbia Railway Act.' This
section shall not apply to or affect In
I any way any person who Is on the Re-
I sister of Voters in any Electoral Dis-
I trict for the Legislative Assembly of
I British Columbia, any Indian or person
I of Cauca*Ien blood.
41. The next preceding section is
i hereby declared to fee" a condition upon
I which this Act is �� ^ed, and shall be
I binding upon bond' ders and aiil other
I persons in any "ft interested in the
��� said Company or its property. In case
i the said Act is violated, such violation
j shall work a forfeiture of all power?
and privileges granted by this Act, but
I no such forfeiture shall operate except
I upon proceedings instituted in the Supreme Court of British Columbia by
the Attcrney-General."
NOTICE  OP   QU12STJON.
Mr. Curtis will ask the Government
on Wednesday:
1. Have all the fees paid by applicants for Private Bills at last session
of the House been refunded?
2. If not, In what cases have they
been retained, and why?
3. Will they in such cases (if any)
be refunded, and, If so, when?
Mr. Curtis will also ask on Wednesday:
1. What are the approximate revenue
receipts from ordinary services for the
fiscal year ending 30th June, 1900?
2. What is the approximate expenditure for ordinary purposes for the same
period?
3. Will the public accounts for the
past fiscal year be laid before the House
during the present session?
Mr. Mclnnes will present the following budget of Interrogations on Wednesday:
1. When and for what reason was
A. W. Walkley, Esq., removed from his
position in charge of the reconstruction
of the Victoria Court House?
2. Bv whom was he succeeded?
3. If by George Jeeves, Esq., is he
the same person who by himself, or In
parti ershlp with others held a contract In connection with the construction of the Legislative Buildings?
4. Did the Government have difficulty in settling accounts with the said
George Jeeves, or his partnership, over
the said contract?
5. To what extent did Government
Architect Rattenbury refuse to endorse
the demands of the said George Jeeves
or his partnership'.'
6. Did the Government arrange a
complete or partial settlement with the
said George Jeeves, or his partnership,
in  1894 and   1898?
7. Were there General Provincial
Elections In 1894 and 1S98?
Also:
1. When and for what reason was
A. R. Sherk removed from his position
as Warden at the Victoria Gaol?
2. By whom haa he been succeeded?
3. If succeeded by Mr. Jeeves, is he
a brother of George Jeeves, who was
recently placed In charge of reconstruction of the Victoria Court House?
1. How many licences have been Issued- under Section 14 of the "Game
Protection Act, 1898." and how much
revenue has been derived from the Issue of such licences?
2. How many convictions have taken
place under the said Act, and what is
the total amount of the fines which
have been Imposed?
the vote standing: Messrs. Brown and
Curtis for, and E. C. Smith and Tatlow
against. The motion was defeated by
the cutting vote of Chairman Helmcken
The BUI to incorporate the Rock Bay
& Salmon River Railway Company occupied the attention of the Railway
Committee during the forenoon. Here
also an attempt was made to attach an
Oriental exclusion clause, on motion of
Mr. Mclnnes. The vote stood: Messrs.
Brown, Curtis, Kldd, Martin. Mclnnes,
Oliver, Stables and E. C. Smith, for the
motion, and Messrs. Clifford, Pulton,
Gurden, McPhllllps, Mcunce, Murphy,
Hunter, and Rogers, against. The casting vote of Mr. pooley (Chairman) defeated the motion.
MORTGAGEES' LEGAL COSTS ACT.
The following Is the text of Bill No.
27, introduced by Mr. MoPhllllpfl, being
an Act to amend the law relating to
costs allowed to mortgagees,
1. This Act may be cited as the
"Mortgagees' Legal Costs Act. 1900."
2. (1.) Any solicitor to whom, either
alone or jointly with any oilier person
a mortgage Is made, or the firm of
which such solicitor Is a member, shall
be entitled to receive for all business
transacted and acts done by such solicitor or firm in negotiating the loan,
deducing and Investigating the title to
the property and comparing and completing the mortgage, all such professional charges and Remuneration as he
or they would have been entitled to
receive If such mortgage had been
made to a person not a solicitor, and
such person had retained and employed such solicitor or firm to transact
such business, and do such acts; and
such charge? and remuneration shall
accordingly be recoverable from the
mortgagor.
(2.) This section appli"s only to
mortgages made after the commencement of this Act.
3. Any solicitor to or In whom either
alone or jointly with any other person
any mortgage is made or is vested by
transfer or transmission, or the firm of
which solicitor Is a member, shall be
entitled to receive and recover from
the person on whose behalf the same
Is done or to charge against the security for all business transacted any acts
done by such solicitor or firm subsequent and in relation to such mortgage
or to the security thereby created or
the property therein comprised, all such
usual professional charges and remuneration as he or they would have been
entitled to receive if such mortgage
had been made to and had remained
vested In a person not a solicitor, and
such person had retained and employed
such solicitor or firm to transact such
business and do such acts, and accordingly no such mortgage shall be redeemed except upon payment of such
charges and remuneration.
(2.) This section applies to mortgages
made and business transacted and acts
done either  before  or after the com
mencement of this Act.
4. In this Act the expression "mortgage" Includes any charge on any
property for securing money or
money's worth.
PRIVATE BILLS IN COMMITTEE.
r In the Private Bills Committee this
morning, the Western Telegraph &
Telephone Company's Bill was under
consideration. Upon motion of Mr.
Curtis a clause was added giving the
Government the right to purchase ml!
the property and franchises of the Company at a fair value, after the expiration of five years, upon giving a year's
previous notice of intention to do so.
A motion to include a clause shutting
out Chinese and Japs from employment
on the Company's lines was defeated,
LAND REGISTY AMENDMENT ACT
The following Is the text of Bill No.
30, introduced 'by the Hon. Attorney-
General, being an Act to amend the
"Land Registry Act:"
1. This Act may be cited as the
"Land Registry Act Amendment Act,
1900."
2. Sections 33 to 36, both inclusive, of
Chapter 111 of the Revised Statutes,
1897, being the "Land Registry Act," are
hereby repealed, This section shall
come Into force on the 1st day of October, 1900.
3. The Registrar may require any
judgment creditor who has registered
a judgment under any Act to produce
from time to time such evidence a^ he
shall consider necessary for the identification of the judgment debtor.
4. All registrations and renewals of
registration of judgments effected, or
that shall be effected, under the provisions of the "Land Registry Act" at
any time before the 1st day of October,
1900, shall bind lands in the manner and
for the time provided by the said Act,
and such Judgments so registered may
be enforced against lands as if they
had been registered under the provisions Of the "Judgments Act, 1899."
5. Upon application, under the "Land
Registry Act," in the usual form, and
production only of the conveyance to
the purchaser of lands sold under the
provisions of the "Judgments Act,
1899." the execution of which shall be
proved to the satisfaction of the Registrar, the estate or intercut in any land
so sold  may  be  registered under  the
Land Registry Act." and thereupon
any certificate of title or of registered
estate outstanding in respect of the
same, shall be deemed to be cancelled
as to said estate or Interest.
6. Every plan that shall hereafter I"'
deposited In a Land Registry Office under the provisions of Section 6"> of the
"Land Registry Act." shall be prepared
In duplicate, one copy of which shall
be on cardboard ami the other copy
shall be kept for the use ot the public
making searches and for reference in
the Land Registry Oflice.
7. Section 60 of the said Act is hereby
amended by Inserting after the word
"same," In the fifth line thereof, the
words "or of any person who Is the
owner In fee of any portion of the land
comprised in said map. plan or survey.'
JUDGMENTS ACT.
The following Is the text of Bill No.
31, Introduced by the Hon. Attorney-
General,  being an  Act  to amend  the
"Judgments Act,  1S99:"
1. This Act may be cited as the
"Judgments Act, 1899, Amendment Act,
1900."
2. Section 3 of Chapter 33 of the Statutes of 1S99, being the "Judgments Act,
1899," Is hereby amended by adding
thereto the following sub-section:
"(2.) Registration of a judgment under this Act shall be effected by entering all names appearing in the certificate of the Judgment as judgment creditor and judgment debtor alphabetically In a book to be called the 'Register
of Judgments," together with the particulars of the judgment, and also the
date, hour and minute of the delivery
of the said certificate, which shall be
the time of registering the judgment."
3. Section 5 of the said Act Is hereby
repealed, and the following substituted
therefor:
"5. Every judgment, registered or reregistered under this Act shall, in two
years after the last registration thereof, cease to form a lien or charge upon
the lands of the judgment debtor, or
anyone claiming under him, unless before the expiration of two years such
judgment shall be re-registered, and
such lien or charge shall cease whenever the period of two years shall at any
time have elapsed without a further
registration of the judgment."
4. The fee for registration of a certificate of Judgment under the provisions of the "Judgments,Act 1899." shall
be the sum of $2, and for any cancellation of such registration which shall
be effected on satisfactory proof of the
judgment having been satisfied, a fee
of 50 cents.
TWELFTH   DAT.
Victoria, August 7.
Tim HOVSfl  met at 2 o'clock  p.   in.
THE MIKADO'S MESSAGE.
Hon. Mr. Dunsmuir presented a telegram, received from the Japanese Consul at Vancouver, relative to the emigration of Japanese to this country.
It read as follows, being identical with
that already published In these columns:
"Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 7th. 1900.
Hon.   Premier  Dunsmuir,   Victoria,  B.
C.
Yesterday I received a cablegram
from my Government, to the effect that
the local authorities were instructed on
the 31st ultimo to prohibit entirely the
emigration of Japanese from Japan to
Canada, and al-o to the United Stoa'e*.
I hope you will announce this to the
Legislature. Will confinm by mail.
CONSXTR 9HIMIZU."
It was ordered tbat this communication should be inscribed on the Journals of the House.
BILLS IN COMMITTEE,
��� Mr, Pooley. Chairman of the Railway
Committee, reported that in the opinion of the Committee, it would tend to
facilitate business If the plan of a model bill as now in force In the Railway
Committee of the House of Commons,
were adopted. Such a course, the Committee considered, would bring about
uniformity of legislation and save a
great dea' of time.
Mr. Pooley also reported from the
same Committee an Act to amend the
Vancouver Northern & Yukon Railway
Company Act, 1899. The report was
received.
Hon. Mr. Eberts introduced a Bill to
amend the Official Administrators Act.
which was read a first time; also a
Bill respecting Succession Duties. This
Bill also received Its first reading.
Hon. Mr. Eberts moved the third
reading of the Evidence Bill, whereup-
Mr. Martin moved that the Bill be
not now read a third time, but be referred back to Committee, for the pur-
pore of considering the amendment, of
which he had given notice, and which
appeared in the report of yesterday's
proceedings.
In speaking to this motion, Mr. Martin charged the Government with refusing amendments simply because they
were offered by members of the Opposition.
This was denied by the Attorney-General, who in turn declared
that the Opposition when In power had
certainly exhibited a tendency to phut;
out amendments coming from those opposed to it In the House.
Mr. Martin's motion to refer the Bill
back to Committee was then put and
lost on a straight party vote, Mr, R.
Smith voting with the Opposition. On
motion, the Bill was read a third time,
and flr.ally passed.
QUESTION*;.!.
Mr. 'Mclnnes asked the Government
the following questions:
1. What amount of fees and expenses
are claimed by each of the arbitrators
and the umpire in connection with the
arbitration on the Special Rule under
the "Coal Mines Regulation Act"?
2. What was the total c mt of the said
arbitration?
The Hon. Mr. Eberts replied as follows :
"According to the award of th" arbitrators, that each side should pay its
own arbitrator and half the costs of
the umpire, the Government paid: P,
W. MacCrady, umpire, $490.50! W. J.
McAlliin, arbitrator on behalf of the
Government, $669.75; the total cost of
the arbitration Is, $2,331.75."
In reply to a question of Mr. GUinour
the Premier stated that the Government was taking steps to ascertain
fully the nature and extent of the damage done along the Eraser River, by tbe
recent freshet, and said that on receipt
of complete reports, the question of relief to the sufferers would be considered.
IN COMMITTEE OF  THE  WHOLE.
The House went Into Committee of
the Whole, when the Companies Act
was taken up for consideration. An
amendment was offered by Mr. McPhllllps providing that companies which,
after a certain time, showed no intention of going Into operation, should bo
struck off the register. This amendment was lost, after some discussion.
Mr. McPhillips then offered another
amendment, to Insert the following as
a new section:
"13. Notwithstanding any law to the
contrary, It shall be lawful for companies incorporated under any statute of
this Province, whose principal and
main business is to acquire tracts of
land, with the object of subdividing the
same Into lots and 'selling such lots
when so subdivided as aforesaid, provided such companies have paid all
debts legally owing by them, or have
made ample provision for the payment
of the same, testified by a statutory declaration made hy the Secretary of the
Company, who also exhibits a full, true
and correct account of the liabilities and
assets of the Company, suoh statutory
declaration to be hied with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies ��� to declare and pay dividend:; out of the moneys being 'the net proceeds of the sale of their
lands so subdivided as afore aid; and
all such dividends and payments shall
be taken and considered as a reduction
of the capital of such Company.
A resolution passed by the shareholders holding at least two-thirds In value
of the paid-up capital stock of the Company, at any general meeting of shareholders, shall be necessary fur the de-
el,nation and payment of such dividends; and such resolution shall only
be passed after the expiration of ten
days from the filing of the statutory
declaration hereinbefore required to be
filed with the Registrar of Joint Stock
Companies.
A copy nf every suoh resolution, under the seal of the Company, and eerti-
fied*o by the Secretary of the Company, shall be filed In the office of the
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
within ten day.- after the parsing of
the resolution, and ten days shall el ��p*e
after the filing then of before payment
out of anj such dividends to the shareholders shall be made.
Aftet the filing of every such resolution with the Registrar of Joint Stock
Companies, the said Registrar shall, by
a notice published in four issues of the
"British Columbia Gazette," declare to
what sum the capital of any such Company, by such payment of dividends,
stands reduced, and the Company shall
pay the Registrar the costs of such
publication."
This amendment was adopted. The
Committee then rose and reported progress.
JURORS  HILL ASSENTED TO.
At this stage His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor entered the House, when
the Bill 'to amend the Jurors Act was
I presented to him for signature. His
Honor was pleased, In Her Majesty's
name, to give assent to the Bill.
The Bill to amend the Rossland Water & Light Company's Act was then
taken up in Committee of the Whole,
read clause by clause, and reported to
the House. On motion, it was then
read a tiird time and finally passed.
I The report of the Committee of the
Whole on the Shops BIM was then considered.     Mr.   McPhillips   offered   an-
I other (unimportant) amendment, after
! which the report of the Committee was
��� adopted. The Bill stands for its third
reading at the next sitting of the Hou-e.
The Sandon City Relief Bill was read
a third lime and finally passed.
THE LABOR BILL.
MR.   McINNES   moved'   the  second
reading of his "Laibor Bill,"  (already
printed) providing for the exclusion of
j Oriental labor from Government contract wcrk, etc.   He explained that the
' Bill treated of two subjects, the eight-
i hour Question,  and the  Asiatic ques-
! tion.    lie thought he might safely take
lil for granted  that the objects of the
| measure would meet with the full con-
cawtnee of the House.
I    MR. MCPHILLIPS raised a point of
order, on the ground that the Bill was
one which could not be introduced by
'a private  member  and   that  the Bill
ins drawn was ultra vires of the Legls-
f lature.
MR. McINNES submitted, in reply,
I that it would be an exceedingly dangerous stop for the House to take to
: oppose this measure on the question of
Ithe constitutionality of the Act. According to our system of Government
' there was a proper tribunal In the
Courts of the country, to decide that
matter.    It was..the members' duty to
��� pass such legislation as they thought
j wise  in the Interests of  the country.
Then if the constitutionality of the legislation was attacked, the Courts could
pass judgment on the  question.
MR. McPHILLIPS held that this Bill
dealt with and affected trade.   If pas-
j sed a large number of people resident
in the Province would be deprived of
I work.     It   was   therefore beyond  the '
jurisdiction of this House.
I    HON, MR. PRENTICE quoted Pages
62 and 611 of Rules and Orders In support  of the contention   that the  Bill
could  not   be  introduced   without  the
consent- of the Government.
MR. SPEAKER also took this view,
and after hearing some further discussion declared that the Bill was out uf
order.
MR. McINNES said he was sorry that
Mr. Speaker had taken that view, and
in cider to see to what extent the
House sympathised with the actl n
taken by the Government to check the
discission and consideration of an important public matter like this, he was
constrained to do that which he had no
Inclination for, namely, to appeal from
the decision of the Chair.
The House then divided on the mo-
th-ii whether the Speaker's decision
should be sustained, when the following
vole was taken:
Yeas���Metsrs, Kldd, Nelll, Munro.
Hall, McPhllllps, Helmcken. Turner,
Dunsmuir, Eberts, Smith. A. W., Ellison, Clifford. Pulton, Hayward. Garden, Tatlow, Prentice, Wells, McBride,
Pooley, Murphy. Rogers, Hunter. Taylor,  Dickie,  Mounce.���26.
Nays���Messrs. Mclnnes, Gllmour, Stables. Smith, E. C, Oliver, Brown, Curtis. Smith. R.���S.
The Chair was sustained.
Ml;. McINNES asked for a decision
as to the other point of order raised,
that tha Bill was out of order, because
h Interfered with trade and commerce.
MR. POOLEY said if the hon. gentleman wished to introduce this Hill again
he (< uld introduce It without that portion which was now declared out
of order, and then the other point of
order* could be discussed. In that case
he thought it would also be ruled out
of order.
OTHER BILLS.
MR. TATLOW moved the second
reading of the Mill to amend the Investment & Loan Societies Act.
MR. McPHILLIPS moved the second
reading of the Mortgagees' Costs Bill.
(Continued "On"Page stxV        '""
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SANCTUM SHORTSTOPS
lb is with a feeling of satisfaction
that the EU.GLE ctin point to so many
properties which will be working
twelve months in the year from this
date in the Lardeau. It is this steady
and constant print? that counts. Shipments will follow as a matter uf course.
Smoke Cigars
And ut all timers insist on the
box bearing the islue label.
It helps manufacturers to see the force
of paying fair anil honest wages.
The Label Committee, C. M. I. D.
WEDNESDAY,   AUC.rsUT 15, 1900.
SCREAMLETS.
Canada should own the C. P. R.
Canada should abolish the Senate.
There are over .100 men at work in
Lardeau's mines right now, a major
portion of which will continue work all
winter. In three months after the
arrival uE a railway 3000 men could be
worked to advantage.
The men carrying the largest bibles
in this district are among the biggest
wildcatters. They aro just as busy
ohaslngup the almighty dollar, by
right or wrong, as the old soaks.
They, too, Will bear watching.
$100 a ton ore is being thrown on the
dump in the Lardoau; nothing but $150
to $300 ore being profitable enough at
present. If the Lardeau even had $115
or $40 a ton treatment it would surprise
the natives of even western mining
districts.
Is this "Liberal'1 government which
the Topic roasts to a brown for pandering to the C. P. R. and helping to
delay railway construction into the
Lardeau, tho same government which
it has been lauding to the skys as
the squint essence of purity and pro-
gresslveuess for the past six months':*
With a half dozen shippers this
winter Ihe Lardeau promises to bo
livelier the year round from now on.
Thero Is already moro development
done this season than for any two years
previous, and the work is just at its
best now. There should be over 2500
tons of ore shipped from tlie camp this
winter und a noticeable fact Is that
every pound of it will go through
Ferguson. This will menu more men
employed, better roads, a bigger payroll aud Increased production of wealth. |
The Lardeau will go ahead without a
railway, but with one site would be a
bummer. The oro ia hove, the rest
will come.
AN INSULTING QUERST.
Tlie output of ore from tho Lardeau
Shis winter, even under tlie present
adverse clrcumstatioos, will reach over
2000 tons; the Silver Cup 1500 tons, tho
Keltic L. 500 tons and other smaller
test shipments will bo mado from
different properties. That "tonnage"
excuse from tlie C. I'. JI. is a very lame
one indeed.
For six dollars you may ride day and
night for fifteen days on the government-owned, railways in Switzerland,
if Canada owned the C. P. R., Nova
Scotlans might gaze on the beauties of
British Columbia every year, and vice
versa. Tho people rule in Switzerland; partizan politicians rule in
Canada.-Citizen and Country.
With the renewal of prosperity
comes the news, locally, that considerable wild catting is in vogue in the
district. Now mining companies, in a
few cases, havo been run up against
mere prospects, represented by the
promoter {who bought them /or from
$j0 to $300) to be better than they arc.
The EAGLE has its eye on one or two
und will scream shortly. The investing public mustnot bo hoodwinked, for
it comes back at us tenfold and wo
can't afford to allow llimllamming.
The EAGLE has received many
compliments on its enlarged and
improved appearance. If mining men
and companies, interested in this dls-
U'lut, will do their share hy helping
to pay for shoe leather, the Ragle
will always be found doing its utmost
to advance tlio best interests of the
country and bring our wondrous latent
mineral resources to the attention of
the outside world. Tho Lardeau 1ms
tho mineral, and all that remains is lo
Interest practical mining men enough
to have them come in and investigate.
The country will do the rest,
The Women "Servants" of Nelson
Should Lay for Editor Beaton,
The Nelson Miner wants to itnow
what we would do for household servants if there were no Chinamen in
the province. We would employ
women; but until some of the employers
(women who were once wage-earners
themselves being tho worst, in many
cases) learn to pay living wages and
how to treat a women, there may bo a
scarcity for help. No person but a
Chink would stand the abuse and treatment meted out by many of tho
employer's of "servants." The absence
of Chinamen would encourage an influx
of female help; they in turn would, in
many cases, marry and settle in tlie
province, and tako their placo in tho
ranks of society, and thus forward the
best interests of the country. There
would be fewer houses of ill-fame���for
many reasons���as a consequence of the
Chinaman's nbs.mee. Happy homes
would replace husb:i:ids away from
their families seeking employment
and soon: wo might enumerate foran
hour. But editor Beaton i* already
aware of all these tilings. The only
trouble seems to ha that he is paid and
weak-minded, enough to write different.
��� When In Trout La
I;e City register
at  the  Queen's.   Hei
=i service in the
town.
���PC
and Freighting
Business For Sale
Three stages anil ten head of horses,
with ntail contract in connection,
Fifteen head of saddle horsed with
saddles.
Twenty head of frelsht hoi'sea with
five freight wagons : ore uleighs
and all necessary rigging, extra
stables at Thomson's Landing.
Trout Lake City nnd Foi'guson.
Will sell nny nsrt of tlio above to still purchaser.
For pnmoulnrs, write
Craig & Hillm-in,
THOMSON'S LANDING,!
Il most bo remembered that thore is
a vast difl'erenco between "government" and '���public" ownership. While
tho corporations own the senate and
parliament we will have "government"
ownership; aud not until the people
own and control the legislatures can
we have true "public" ownership.
The only way to secure a government
'"of, for and by tlie people" is through
the initiative and referendum. This
system givos the people power to
initiate legislation by petition, and
also the power to veto any bad legislation through tho referendum. It
makes every voter a senator.
Wholesale Markets .	
Kossland, Kelson, Sandon, Grand
Forks, Revelstoke, Greenwood
and Vancouver.
Retail Markets	
Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Ymir,
Kaslo, Sandon, Nuw Denver,
Silvorton, Caseado City, Grand
Forks, Greonwood, l'lmuiix,
Midway, Camp MeKinnoy, Kevelstoke, Vancouver, Ferguson.
WM. SCKMOGK,
Manager Ferguson Branch.
SMOKE
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Seal
Kootenay
Belle
Little
Greni ,
UNION MADE
liy the
Kootenay Cigar HTgfo.,
NELSON, B. C.
��WSec  that the  BLOB   LABEL Is on
cni'h hex.
The Union Label
On everything you buy is a' guarantee
that the producers thereof receive ajalr
rate of wages for its production.
Insist on ha vim; thk label.    ���
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Ferguson Packing
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HEADQUARTERS AT FERGUSON, B. C.
Contract? entered Into for packing of
Mining Supplies, etc.. to any point
tn the district.
Good, prompt service, and any work
undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting from  Thomson's Landing
to Ferguson a specialty,
S. DANEY, Proprietor.
Por People Who-
list
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for sale:
Caesar's Column, (Donnely) 26c
The American Peasant, (Tibblos) -. 25e
Ten Men of i onoy Island, [Norton! 25c.
A Tramp In Society, tCowdrov] 25c.
Rotter Days, h'iu-hl 25c
The Golden fiottlc, [Donnely] Mr,
An l<k'iil Republic, [IMiclpHi Aon.
Christ tho Koi-Iallst	
American Popple's Money, [Donnelly]	
The Little Bti ustman, [Armstrong] 	
Govern men l Owuershipof Railroads	
I>v F. <i. :. ifordon	
Pooms for tin People, W.F, Phelps	
(n Hell and the Way Out, by u. k. Allen..,1
,)no.Way in i o-operatlvo Commonwealth,, 10c.
Law, labor and Liberty, by K. V. [Jens lue,
TuoCvucont iitiuii n[ Wealth, E. Irving....10c,
A Pure Denn nicv, by II. 8, Thompson Mo,
Direct Legislation, by J. .Y. Sullivan loo.
Mniiiehi.il [,i inn-Hi, by P.O. II. Gordon.-400.
A Few*, it i ne- About Trusts I He.
Bard Time jcauso and cure, Uv Gordon....We,
The Bow and Ills Money haws IBe,
Morrlo hugliud. by Robert Blatchford 28c
Tho Story ol My Dictatorship 25o.
Looking] lenvard, by Edward Bellamy,..,25c,
Sliyloefi i im ijrhtor, by Margaret 11. Bates.Mc.
a Daughter of Humanity, hy B, M. Bmlih..26o,
An Appeal rorthe Blind, by \v. a. Ratcllffo.lOo.
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A BREWERY POR FERGUSON.
Well Known  Brewery People De- fc����
eide to Locate Hero.
R. Riosterer, a prominent brewery-
tnan of Nelson, was in town on Sunday
and Monday. Whilo hero Mr. Rioster-
or purchased lots 13.14 and 15 In block
55 and lot U In block 6, with a view to
building and establishing an up lo date
brewery here early next spring, or in
tbo event of a railway building this
fall, as soon as practicable. Mr.
Riosterer is now building a brewery at
Moyie City, on the Crow's Nest, and
has a $20,000 plant in Nelson. He is
more than satisfied with the prospects
for the Lardeau and the best evidence
of his faith in Ferguson's future is told
above. Tho lots will be cleared and
made ready for a building. Mr.
Rlestorer returned to Nelson yesterday, but will be back again this fall.
Just before leaving town Mr. Rlestorer purchased a fifth lot, 24 in block
fi, back of the Windsor hotel.
SOCIALISM DEFINED.
NEVER IN THE HISTORY 01
The Lardeau District
HAS THERE BEEN SO MANY MEN EMPLOYED, OR SO MUCH DEVELOPMENT GOING ON.
THE LARDEAU WILL HAVE AT LEAST
A Dozen Shippers This Winter I
Readers of tho Eagle will notice
that the word "socialism" is sometimes
used in these columns.' To those who
have read socialist books and papers
its meaning is clear enough; this note
is for those who havo not. There has
been much prejudice against the word
by those who do not know what it
means, but this prejudico is dying
out.
Socialism does not mean violence; it
means a revolution, but a legal revolution by the voteB of tho people.
Socialism does not mean "dividing
up;" it means running tho railroads,
the trusts, etc., in tho intorest of tbe
whole people, with all tho people owning them together.
Socialism does not moan to abolish
private property in the things people
use; oh the contrary, it means to let
nine-tenths have much moro than they
can get now, and to lot the other tenth
have as much as they have any real
use for.
And, lastly, socialism does not have
to wait until every ono is angelic and
unselfish before it can be a fact. It is
coming soon because the working
people, who are nine-tenths of all the
people, will como to 6eo that it will bo
a good thing for them. It you who
read this note aro one of the working
people, you ought tn read some of the
bookb on socialism, und you will see
that it will be a good thing for you.
WHY EIGHT HOUKS.
Because with the present long-hour
day many are unemployed, and the man
on the street fixes the wages paid to
theoman at work.
The prico of labor is regulated by
the supply. Eight hours would reduce
the supply. *
Labor saving machinery lias increased the producing capacity of
workmen, who in justice should bo
afforded more leisure.
Tho eight hour day would increase
tho longevity of tho workers.
It would give greater opportunity
for social and educational development.
It would raise the standard of livin
upon which prosperity depends.
It would givo men a chance to get
acquainted witli their families.
It would promote temperance by
removing the desire for stimulants
which comes from long hours of labor.
It would make better citizens by
giving the citizens more'time to understand his duties.
It would help the taxpayer., by putting the tramp at work.
Tt would promote an independent
spirit, whicli is lacking in over-worked
people.
'It would buildup trade unions, and
concentrated effort is tie law of
success in tlio militant world of
industry.
It would open up the read to every
desirable social reform.
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is In the Eagle bldg.
S. F. W. Gainer.
" With the advent of a railway over One
Hundred properties within a radius of ten
miles of Ferguson could become shippers
in three months' time."
Ferguson Is the Hub
AND  THERE   IS   NO  CAMP IN BRITISH COLUMBIA WHICH PRODUCES
SUCH   HIGH-GRADE   ORES  AND   WONDERFUL   SURFACE   SHEWINGS.
Ferguson is the supply point
\
FOR THE NORTH AND SOUTH FORKS OF THE LARDEAU, BEING
BEAUTIFULLY LOCATED ON A NATURAL TOWNSITE BENCH,
RIGHT AT THE FORKS; THE NETTIE L, AND GREAT NORTHERN
HILLS, AND ALSO THE NORTHERN PORTION
of the Lardo=Duncan co
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ALL MINING MEN MAKE FERGUSON THEIR HEADQUARTERS WHILE IN THE DISTRICT. SUPPLIES
IN ANY QUANTITY, CAN BE PROOURED IN' FERGUSON CHEAPER THAN ON THE OUTSIDE, AS THE
LOCAL MERCHANTS PROCURE 10WER FREIGHT RATES. FERGUSON IS NOT \ BOOM TOWN,
BUT HAS BEEN STEADILY GROWING SINCE 1807. THERE NEVER WAS A .MOKE OPPORTUNE
TIME TO BUY FERGUSON REAL ESTATEOR INVEST IN THE CAMP'.I MINERAL PROPERTiKo THAN
RIGHT NOW.      WITH A RAILWAY * xiiCES WILL TAKE A SHARP RISE.
Come Straight to Ferguson
The Rossland=Nelson of the Lardeau.
Come and see tbe town and district for yourself.
They will stand investigation.     BUY NOW.
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W. N. BRAYTON,
HENRY FLOYD, I
GENERAL AGENT. (Continued from page Three. )
MR. HUNTER drew attention to the
&ct'that this was the for try-eighth Bill
Introduced this session. If the House
was to continue to accept bills, whether
Dressing or not, the session would be
gffiDtr&cted, and members would be detained here at a very inconvenient season. He suggested that Mr, MoPhil-
UpS might allow this BUI to stand until next session.
MR. XE1LL said he entirely endorsed
these remarks. He thought too much
time was being taken up with measures
whieh could well stand over until January. He understood it to be the object of the Government to get through
expeditiously, and he hoped It would ilo
everything possible to further that abject.
MK. McPHILLIPS thereupon agreed
to let the BUI stand and It was accordingly withdrawn,
OUIKNTAL EMPLOY ON GOVERNMENT   CONTRACTS.
The debate on Mr, Helmcken's motion re subletting of Government contract.- and the amendment moved, by
Mr. Mclnnes that no Chinese or Jap"
tutesQ shall be employed in connection
with such contracts, was then proceeded with.
MR. HELMCKEN said that when the
amendment to the resolution was moved, he took Objection to It on the
grovnd that it had nothing to do with
the original resolution. While he sympathised with the object which the hon.
member for North Nianalmo had in view
at the same time he considered that
this was not the proper way in which
to effect it, and that It was a matter
which could very properly be left
for another occasion. He was therefore onnosed to the amendment.
MR. SPEAKER then called the Question, and it was just about to be put
Without discussion when
MR.  BROWN,  whose attention had
been for the moment withdrawn, renewed the debate.    Mr. Brown held that
the amendment moved by Mr, Mclnnes
offered a fair solution of a matter which
had worried the House for a long time.
When a prohibitive clause was embodied in public acts pas.-ed last session,
against the employment of Oriental labor,   those  acts  had  been  disallowed.
This amendment, he held, was beyond
the question of disallowance.    It was I
not an act.  but a mere expression of
opinion on the part of the House.   Dur-
the recent campaign, the hon. member
for Vancouver (Mr. Garden), the Hon. j
Minister of Finance, and others on the ;
Government side,  had put themselves j
on record before the country iu favor I
of just  such  an amendment  as that j
moved by the hon. member for North !
Nanaimo.    The support of the resolu- j
tion as it stood would not redeem those
pledges.    This was a vitally important
CuesLlon, and one upon which the people  were  looking  for action,  and   he
thought  the House should be only too
willing to take advantage of anything
Within Its power to carry out the wishes
of   the  people  of   the   Province.     For
these   reasons   he  intended to support
the amendment, and hoped the Hotwe
would join him in that support.
MR. McPHILLIPS alluded to the election pledges referred to by Mr.
Brown. He had made no pledge to
his ccnstltuents that carried him a bit
further than his judgment and intelligence directed him, as to the power
that rested in this Legislature. He told
his constituents time and again that
he would not be a party to legislation
in this House, which he believed to be
ultra, vires pf the powers of the House.
While he sympathised with the view
that it was opposed to the best interests of the country that this Oriental
competition should exist, yet he could
not see his way to support any such
measure as that before the House. Hs
objected to the amendment also because .
lie believed that it would endanger en- j
terprtses going on in this country nnd
retard the development of the Province.
He moved as an amendment to the amendment:
"That all the words of the amendment after 'that/ in the first line, be
struck oat, and the following inserted
in place thereof: 'If any Provincial aid
be granted in the way of contributions
Irom the public funds of the Province,
or grants of Crown lands in aid of any
public undertaking, that such aid or
grant be conditional upon the contract
being entered into by any such person
���n* Company receiving aid or grants of
land, that no Chinese or Japanese be
employed upon any such work or undertaking.' "
This, he thought, would be effective,
because it would not insert this provision In a statute, but in the contract.
When the promoters of an undertaking approached the Government to receive aid in 'the way mentioned, the
Government would propose us a quid
pro quo the tennis suggested in the amendment,
MR. H. SMITH saw but .little difference between the two resolutions. If
one was subject to disallowance, the
other would be.
MR. TATLOW referred to the allusions of Mr. Brown to election pledges,
which he said would not be disavowed.
The nature of those pledges, however,
did not bind them to vote for anything
whether it commended itself to their
reason or not. Their desire was to endeavor to accomplish the object In view
and not to make an attempt which, as
probabilities indicated, would prove of
no avail. He proposed to vote for the
amendment of the hon. member for
Victoria.
HON. MR. McBRIDE said that since
the hon. member (Mr. Brown) had referred particularly to him in this matter, he begged to say that he meant to
atand by every word and syllable ht
uttered during the campaign in regard
to the Oriental auestion. At the same
time he did not wish It to be understood that he was going to be subject
to every little whim and fancy In the
shape of a resolution that offered on
this subject. This matter was too important to be made a foot-ball out of on
the floor of this House. If they wished to bring; this subject Into contempt
they could not take a readier way than
by following the methods of the Oppo
sition in offering up oratorical! incense
to the gallery or resolutions which
could accomplish nothing. Although
the present Government had been in
oflice only a few months It had accomplished more toward settlement of thia
auestion than any previous administration. He was bound to say that
from the Speech from the Throne which
contained the policy of the Government, one might easily conclude that
the message from Japan to-day had resulted from that policy.
Derisive cheers and laughter from the
Opposition followed this statement.
HON. MR. McBRIDE: "That is the
only answer hon. gentlemen can give."
MR. McINNES:  "IL is the only answer required."
HON. Mil McBRIDE, continuing his
references 10 the Government policy,
said this was a strong, stable, Government, a Government which meant to do
right by the people, but it was not to
ba made a foot-ball out of by every
I lb tie political Influence. He repeated
that all fair-minded men must admit
that a" a result of the policy of this
Government, the Government of Japan,
through us otllcial representative in
the City of Vancouver, had Issued an
order prohibiting entirely Japanese emigration to Canada or the United States.
That official was present here when the
Queen's Speech was read, and he evidently took considerable interest in the
contents of that document, and already
he 'had instructed officially or at least
lie had notified the Premier that the
Japanese Government had taken some
very serious and decided steps to help
them out of this very unpleasant position. As to the attitude of the Government upon this Oriental question, it
was dispo.-ed lo treat the matter in a
serious way, and did not mean to follow the example of the Opposition and
take it up simply for the purpose of
gaining a certain amount of notoriety.
Any legislation that was passed should
be framed with due regard for the powers of the Legislature and the best interests of the country. The resolution
Introduced by the junior member for
Victoria was very much in line with
the policy of the Conservative Leader,
Mr. Charles Wilson, a policy in which
he had a very strong 'belief and which
he felt would prove to work the best
solution to this question. He would,
therefore, support the amendment.
MR. GARDEN, replying to the re-
mirks of Mr. Brown, in regard to election pledges, said that he had promised his constituents to do everything he
possibly could, both in and outside of
the House to oppose the further introduction of Chinese and Japanese into
the Province and to remove them from
competition with native labor, but he
reserved to himself in doing so, the
right to use his own judgment as to
the nature of the measures he should
support. He proposed to vote against
Mr. Molr lies' amendment because he
believed it to be subject to disallowance
and therefore, promised nothing, and
he would support the amendment to
the amendment, moved by the hon.
member for Victoria.
MR. OLIVER contended that the amendment moved by Mr. Mclnnes was on
the lines laid down by the Conservative
Party In the last election, and that it
should therefore receive the support of
the Party in this House. Referring to
Hon. Mr. McBride's allusion to the in-
fluence of the Government's policy on
the Japanese authorities, he thought
that a very striking statement. He
thought in view of those remarks that
it would be in order for the United
States Congress to pass a vote of
thanks to the Government, for service
rendcied, (laughter) Inasmuch as the
prohibition applied to the United States
as weli as to Canada.
MR. BROWN took exception to remarks of Hon. Mr, McBride as to the
motives actuating members of the Opposition in seeking to deal with this
question. They were not playing to
the gallery, but doing as they conceived
they shculd do in fulfilment of their promises to the people and In the interests
of the country,
MR. McINNES denied the statement
of the Hon. Minister of Mines that tha
present Government had done more on
this question than any other. What
had the Government done in regard to
tnis question since coming into power?
He held that it had done nothing
but try to retard its settlement. Of
that they had a spectacle during the
afternoon when an hon. member of the
Government sought to Invoke the rules
of the House to prevent discussion of
the question. And those who were on
some of the committees knew from
their experience there that the Government not only hedged upon this question, but in one instance at all events
thero had been direct instructions from
the Government to the Committee that
it was not ready to deal with it. Then
what had the Government done? Had
it written or cabled to the Mikado? The
hon. gentleman claimed that the prohibitive action of the Japanese authorities was due to the poficy of this Government. Now, while he saw reason
to suspect that the Government was hi
very close relationship with the Japanese, he had no Idea that Its associations were so close that It should have
such n very strong Inlluence upon the
Japanese Government. While he was
inclined to look at this statement of
the hon. gentleman with a humorous
eye, it was worth remembering that the
same regulation of the Japanese Government applied to the United States
as well, and If the Government of this
Province was to get the whole credit
for that It was a most extraordinary
thing that the Japanese Government
should have gone further and made
the some regulation with regard to another country. So far as the actions
of the respective parties in the House
were concerned, the country was looking on and would Judge between them.
The people wanted action on this matter, Who had attempted at least to
do something? As an excuse for not
having done anything at all the Hon.
Minister of Mines got up and said it
was a very serious question, Intimating
that the intelligence on the Opposition
side was not fit to cope with it. That
sort of excuse for inaction  was not
new. He had heard It used elsewhere
many a time, and the country would
know how to weigh it. Everybody realised that this was a serious question.
It had begun to grow in fact when he
and the Hon. Minister of Mines were
boys together and saw the first batch
of CHnese landed on the wharf at New
Westminster in connection with the
Canadian Pacific Railway. No one required to be informed that the matter
was serious, but everybody knew tha:
there was necessity for action. As for
the propriety of his amendment, it was
drafted along the lines of the Natal
Act, st-ggtsted by the Imperial authorities to the Dominion, and recommended by the Dominion to this Province, as
a means of dealing with thin question.
MR. RALPH SMITH moved the ud-
j'.urivirent of the debate.
The Hoise adjourned until 2 o'clock
y. m  to-morrow.
NOTICES OF MOTION.
On the third reading of the Bill to
incoi'i-orale the Rock Bay & Salmon
River Railway Company, Mr. 'Mclnnes
will move that the following clause be
inserted as a new section:
"No person who Is unable to read this
Act and the 'British Columbia Railway
Act' shall he employe! in the construction or operation of the undertaking
hereby authorised, under a penalty of
$") per day for each and every person
so employed in contravention of this
section, tit be recovered on complaint
of any person under the provisions of
the 'Summary Convictions Act.' This
section shall not apply to or affect in
any way any person who Is on the Register of Voters in any Electoral District for the Legislative Assembly of
British Cuiumbia, any Indian or person
of Caucasian blood."
Mr. Brown will move on Thursday
next-
That an humble address be presented
to His Honor the LieiiLenant-Govern.n-,
praying that he will cause to be sent
down to this House a return showing
the number of ballot papers actually issued to voters In each riding of the
Province at the general election held
on the Uth day of June, 1900.
NOTICES OF QUESTION.
Mr. Oliver will ask the Government
on Thursday:
How many hotel licences at 5100 per
year, and how many hotel licences at
$20] per year were in force under the
"Liquor Licence Aet, 1S99," on the 23rd
day of April, 1900?
Mr. Oliver will ask on Thursday:
1. Why was Mr. Tln-mas Wilson dismissed from the Horticultural Board?
2. Who has been appointed in his
place?  and
3. At \y,hat salary?
NOTICE OF BILLS.
Mr. Mclnnes will ou Thursday reintroduce his Bill respecting labor, eliminating those features touched upon In
the Speaker's ruling to-day.
On Thursday next Hon. Mr. Prentice
will introduce a Bill to Incorporate the
Vancouver City Hospital; and Mr. Oliver will introduce a Bill to amend the
Municipal Clauses Act; nnd Hon. Mr.
Turner will introduce a BUI to amend
the Affseament Act.
THIRTEENTH   DAY.
Victoria, August 8.
The House rniet at 2 o'clock p. m.
Mr. Helmcken, Chairman of the Private Bills Committee, reported a Bill
to Incorporate the Crow's Nest Pass
Electric Light & Power Company.
Mr. Curtis introduced a Bill respecting Deception in Procuring Workmen
or Employees. This Fill is intended
to eiuble v fikmen who may be indut ed
through false advertising or misrepresentation, to move fiom one part of the
Province to another to find employment,
and to recover damages for any loss
they may sustain. The Bill was read
a first time.
'Mr, Brown withdrew a Bill which
\\a on the Ortler Paper for introduction, providing for the better administration of certain acts.
Mr. Brown introduced a Bill to make
certain provisions respecting grants in
aid of private enterprises, which received Its first reading.
Hon. Mr. Eberts introduced a Bill to
amend the Bennett-Atlin Commission
Act, 1899, wilier, was advanced a stage,
QUESTION.
In reply to Mr. Curtis, the Minister
of Finance stated that all fees paid by
applicants for private hills at the last
ses ion of the dlouse, which did not go
throtgh owing to the prorogation of
Parliament, would hi refunded when
applied for.
SECOND READINGS.
Mr. Helmcken moved the second reading of the Vatirouver & Westminster
Hallway Bill. The BM, he explained,
contained a clause with regard to the
security to be deposited as well as a
declaration with reference to the labor
to he employed on the line. The Bill
will be committed at the next sitting of
the House.
Mr. Garden moved the second reading
of the Vancouver Incorporation Act,
He explaired that this Bill had passed
the Committee at the last session of
the House, and remarked that there
were a few am.-ndments which it was
desired to introduce, which would he-
presented at tlie proper time.
Mr. Martin tii..ugh��it was a financial
disadvantage to the City of Vancouver
and any other corporation, to have
these special charters. Changes were
necessary from time to time and the
fees expenses of printing, etc., attend'
ant upon such changes, were considerable. He thought it would be more
satisfactory to have the cities, and in
this he waa reminded that there -were
two of them, which were running on
special charters, brought under a general Municipal Act. Any changes desired to suit a particular 'place could be
just as well effected under that system,
and a saving would result not only to
the cities In expenses, but to the Legislature In time now taken up in considering a complete municipal system. He
was not offering any opposition to the
present Bill, hut merely making a sug
gestion which he thought might be adopted with advantage to everybody- concerned.
Mr. Helmcken said that some years
ago it had been recommended by the
Municipal Committee that there should
be one general act covering the whole
Province, and he personally favored
uch an idea.
Hon. -Mr. *Eherts explained that the
cities of Vancouver and New Westminster had been 'brought under the provisions of the General Municipal Act,
except in so far as It conflicted with
certain local peculiarities. He agreed
with the remarks of the Hon. Leader of
the Opposition, that those cities could
be just as well administered under the
general Act.
The Bill was then read a second1 time
and its commitment fixed for the next
sitting of the House.
Mr. Garden moved the second reading of the Bil! to Incorporate the Rock
.' & Salmon River Railway Company, the provisions of which he briefly
explained.
Mr. Elli-on moved the second reading
of the Western Telephone & Telegraph
Bill, which will go before the Committee at the next sitting of the House.
He explrined that all the Company asked was the right to cros* the mountains.
They v. ere willing to subject themselves
to anangement with the Municipal authorities in any municipality which it
was necessary to pass through in reaching the Coast. He thought It would be
to the general advantage of the merchants of the Province to have tho line
in operation at as early a date as possible.
Mr. Garden moved the second reading
' tlie Vancouver, Northern & Yukon
Railway Bill. This was a railway project to run from Vancouver, via Seymour Cnek and the Pemberton Meadows, up through the Interior of the
country. The road he considered was
calculated to do a great deal of good
in opening up and developing the country.
IN   COMMITTEE  OF  THE WHOLE.
The Liquor Licence Bill was again
taken up in Committee of the Whole,
and was repcrted up with amendments.
It stands for its third reading to-morrow.    In reply to Mr. Mclnnes, the Attorney-General said the date of its go-
tnfi  Into  operation had not yet been
fixed.    It was desired however, to have
it   in  operation as early as possible, i
Proper notice of this would be given I
so  that  those interested would know i
well beforehand when it w'as to become]
law.
The amendment offered by Mr. Cur-!
s, notice of which appeared in yes- \
terday's rroceedings, affecting the j
granting of licences to hotels offering
certain accommodation was voted
down,
Mr. Brown's "amendment regul.itIng
the sale of liquor on steamers and din-
ln# cars was also defeated.
The Bill to amend the Land Registry
Act was taken up In Committee of the
Whole. The Committee rose und reported progress.
OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATOR'S ACT.
Hon. Mr. Eberts moved the second
reading of the Bill to amend the Official Administrator's Act. The inten-;
tion of the Bill he explained was to
ive the official administrator power
over real estate as well as personal
property. It very often happened, with
small estates of deceased persons, that
the personal property did not amount
to much. The amendment was made
with a view of allowing the Official Administrator to deal with the real estate, as with personal property, under
and by virtue of the Act. The Bill
will receive its third reading to-morrow.
SHOPS BILL PASSED.
Upon motion of Mr. McPhllllps, the
Shops Bill was read a third time and
finally passed.
MECHANICS*  LIEN ACT.
IMR. CURTIS moved the second reading of theiMechanlcs' Lien Act. In do-
ins so he said that the Bill was intended to amend Chapter 132 of the Revised
Statutes, an Act whioh had been in
force a great many years and which
was found to be one of the best In any
of the provinces. But it had been held
by the courts that the Act did not apply to material. The lien for material
was excluded, and he believed that was
the intention of the Act itself. Tho
amendments which he proposed in no
way whatever took away any right enjoyed by the laborer or workman under the present law. Under the provisions of the Bill he had left the priority of the wage earner to the extent of
six weeks. He had gone a little further and made provision that, In certain cases, if there he due to a workman oi mechanic more than six weeks'
wages, he would be able to recover, in
certain cases, the total amount that
was due him. He had also attempted to
remedy in tlie Act those weaknesses
arising out of the statement of claim,
Which under decision:* of the courts
had been construed with very great
strictness. In the statement of claim
In one case, for Instance, the residence
of the claimant was given as Victoria,
and the judges held that It was defective in that regard and threw out the
claim of the workmen for their wages.
Mr. Curtis then referred to the Bill
clause by clause, and explained at
length wherein changes were effected.
MR. HELMCKEN said he was very
glad the hon, gentleman had introduced this Bill. A similar Bill introduced
three or four years ago had been defeated, nnd it appealed to him with additional force to see the Bill introduced
by an hon. gentleman, who would find
the hon. gentleman on his right, (Mr.
Martin) rather not seeing any protection accorded to the material men.
The principle of previous bills had always been that the material men should
be recognised after the workmen had
been ipatt in order of priority. That
nrinclple did not find favor in previous
years. Now that it had been brought
forward he intended to offer whatever
influence he had to 'assist the hon, gentleman In carrying his Bill through the
House. As they had not had very
much time to consider the Bill, however, and as he thought they might
with advantage consult the Ontario
Law on the subject, before the Bill
passed its second, reading, he would
ask that it be allowed to stand over
for a time. With this object he moved
the adjournment of the debate. The
debate was adjourned.
LOAN SOCIETIES ACT.
MR. HALL moved the second reading of the Investment & Loan Societies
Bill. The intention of the Bill, he explained, was to permit any outside investment nnd loan society, empowered
by Us charier and regulations to extend Its operations to this Province,
to carry on business here, upon payment of a licence fee of $25.
HON. MR. TURNER asked that the
Bill be allowed to stand over, which
was aarreed to.
BUREAU OF MINES BILL.
MR. MARTINi moved the second reading of a Bill relating to the Bureau of
Mines Act. The Bill, he said, was very
simple In its provisions. Its purpose
was to assimilate the Law relating to
assayers w M\ the Law relating to other
profeeions regulated hy the Hou-e, such
as medicine, dentistry and the 1 gal profession. It would be found that in
every ease where such laws had been
passed, the rights of those pei-suns, actually practising their profession at
the time of the passage of the Lawr,
had been guarded. Under the present
Bureau of Mines Act, passed in 1899, it
was provided that no person should1
follow the (business of assaying unless
he had a certificate of competency.
That particular provision was not to
come into force for two years, which
period would now soon expire. There
was no provision made that any persons ipractising the profession of assaying, prior to the passing of that Law,
should 'be exempt from the operation
of the Bill. It seemed to him that there ���
was no reason why assayers should be
treated differently tn that respect from
men of other professions to which he
had referred. The amendment simply
went to that extent that all persons,
actually 'practising assaying at the
time of the passage of the Bill on February 27th, 1899, should continue to have
the right to go on practising, and collecting fees therefor and be entitled to
the same privileges as those examined
under the present Act,
MR. McPHILLIPS thought it would
be a difficult thing to determine whether
a man was In practice or not in such
a case. He considered that there should
be some means provided of making that
point clear. He did not oppose the
second reading of the Bill, but held
himself open to consider the question
on another occasion.
MR. NEILL opposed the second reading of the Bill on the ground that it
would allow' a number of incompetent
persons to practice the profession of assaying in the Province. As to the other
professions, referred to hy the hon. gen-
tlemun. as being exempt from the provisions of tlie Law, he found that tho-*e-
acts were introduced as far back as
1S63 nnd 1867, when the conditions in
this country were altogether different
from those existing to-day, but even
in those cases persons were not allowed to practise unless they possessed a.
diploma and showed proper qualifications. He held that any person who
possessed the ability to carry on the
profession of assaying should be In a
position to pass some examination to
show that he was so qualified, and he
quoted authorities to show that the
examination called for under the Act
was if anything below the standard.
Since the passage of the Law some 40
persons, mostly those Just entering the
busiress, had passed the quallllying examination, and he thought it would be-
ur.falr to those men to be placed on the
saime footing with those who refused
or were unable to qualify. The passage of such a Bill as the one before
the House would give a sort of guarantee that these men were competent,
without anything to show that they
were so. He thought the practice of a.',
profession of such importance, in this
mining country, should be to some extent safeguarded, and he therefore opposed the Bill.
HON. MR. McBRIDE concurred with-
the remarks of the last speaker. When i
the pre?ent Bill was introduced, a very
generous exemption 'was inserted that
two yeors should he allowed before its
L'rovisions should apply to those doing
business in*the Province at that time,
so that such persons might have time
to prepare for the examination called
for. The Law, so far as he understood,
had worked satisfactorily. Only two ���
instances had comie to his notice where
complaint was made regarding it nnd
those referred lo the inconvenience of "
having to come to Victoria to pa.?s the
examination. To remove this objection, he intended to arrange that examinations should take place In tho
Kootenays, whieh seemed a proper locality, where the mining industry wns
so prominent. He hoped, if the hon.
gentleman would not withdraw the BUI,
that the House would condemn it In
the strongest possible way.
MR. BROWN said he could not see
why distinction should exist between
the legal and medical professions nnd
the profession of assaying, in tills matter. If it -was right to exempt from
examination .in the one case It was
rlsht In the other.
MR. MARTIN, In reply to the point
raised by Mr. McPhllllps as to the difficulty of determining whether a man
was entitled to the exemption under
the BUI, suggested that a provision
might be added that such persons
should have been doing business in the
Province for a certain number of years-
prior to the passage of the Law,
The motion for the second reading of
the Bill was then put and lost, and the
BUI was accordingly rejected.
The House adjourned until 2 o'clock
a. m. to-morrow.
NOTICES OF QUESTION.
(Mr. Mclnnes -will ask the Government on Friday next:
1. Did the contract for the reconstruction of the Victoria Court House-
provide for 'the putting in place of a
marble stairway with Iron railings?
2. Has permission   been   given the
^
fehiitea
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A ��� I
contractor to substitute therefor a stone
stairway with wooden railings? If so,
why, and at the instance of whom?
Mr. Curtis will on Friday next ask
the Government:
1. The names of all persons or corporations who received a rebate or refund on timher dues on account of timber exported during the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1900.
2. What proportion of the dues fixed
by statute was refunded?
3. By what authority was such rebate made?
4. Is it the intention of the Government to provide if necessary by Order-
in-Councll, that all licensees or lease
holders employing in their timber business Chinese or Japanese shall not be
entitled to such rebate?
NOTICE  OF BILL.
IMr. Tatlow will on Friday Introduce
a Bill to regulate Immigration Into British Columbia.
NOTICE OF MOTION.
���Mr. McPhillips will move, in Committee of the Whole on Bill No. 20, intituled "An Act to amend the 'Vancouver,
Northern & Yukon Railway Act,
1899/" that the following section be
added; numbered as follows:
"6. Sections 37.38 and 39 of the said
Act are hereby repealed."
That Section 5 of the BUI be numbered s.
That Section 6 of the Bill be numbered 7, and read as follows: "This Act
may be cited as the 'Vancouver, Westminster, Northern & Yukon Railway
Act Amendment Act, 1900.'"
���Mr. Hayward will move on the motion
for the third reading of the Liquor Licence Bill that the following words be
��� added to Section 44:
"The expression inhabitants' in this
section shall not include Her Majesty's
forces, both naval and military, on full
pay."
BUREAU OF MINES BILL.
The following is the text of the Bill,
No. 37, introduced by Mr. Martin, and
rejected at the second reading debate,
beinc an Act to amend Chapter 11 of
the Statutes of 1890, being the "Bureau
��� of Mines Act Amendment Act, 1899."
1. Suh-Seciion 5 of Section 12 of
Chapter 3P of the Revised Statutes of
British Columbia, as enacted by Section 2 of Chapter 11 of the Statutes of
1899, is hereby amended by adding
thereto the following:
"Provided that all persons nctually
engaged in the practice of assaying in
the Province on the 27th day of February, 1899, shall not be affected by this
Sub-Section and such persons shall be
entitled to all the privileges conferred
upon persons holding a certificate of
���efficiency as above provided for."
���OFFICIAL ADMINISTRATORS' ACT.
The following is the text of Bill No.
v .15, Introduced by the Hon. Attorney-
General, and now up for its third reading, beinj, an Act to amend the "Official
Administrators' Act."
1. lids Act may be rited as the "Official Administrators' Act Amendment
Act, H-00."
2. Chapter 14fi of the Revised Statutes of British Columbia, being the "Official Administrators* Act," is herebv
-amended by Inserting after Section 1
theieof the following section:
"1. (a) In this Act the expression
'estate' means personal and real estate
of every kind' whatsoever, including
goods, chattels, credits, messuages, ten-
���ements nnd hereditaments, corporeal
and incorporeal, of every kind and description, whatever the estate or interest therein may be, and whether legal
���or equitable, together with all paths,
passages, ways, water-courses, liberties, privileges, easements, mines, mineral and quarries appertaining thereto,
and all trees and timber thereon and
thereunder lying or being, and shall
also include mineral claims for which
���Crown grants have been Issued."
3. Sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 of said Act
���are hereby repealed, and the following
���sections are substituted therefor:
"a. On the death, resignation, or removal of such Official Administrator,
the successor of the Official Administrator sc dying, resigning, or removed
���shall immediately upon his appointment
and by virtue thereof become Administrator of all and singular the estate of
���every such deceased person as hereinafter mentioned as shall have been left
unadn-Inistered by his predecessor;
and all the estate vested In the Official
Administrator so dying, resigning or
removed shall vest in such successor
immediately upon his appointment to
���such office. And every such successor
shall, immediately upon his appointment, and hy virtue thereof, become entitled to the possession of all books, accounts, letters, papers and documents
-of every description used by or In the
posm srion or undor the control of any
predecessor relating to any estate administered by him or to the office of
'Official Administrator."
"fi. Any person Interested as a creditor, next of kin, heir-at-law, devisee, or
���otherwise, in the estate of any deceased person of which the Official Administrator is administrator may, on the
neglect or refusal of the Official Administrator thereof, or to do any act
which, under tlie provisions of the 'Intestates Estates Act,' he ought to do In
relation to any real estate; or on his
doing or threatening to do any act In
breach of his duty as administrator,
apply ex parte upon affidavit to a Judge
of the Court out of whioh the order to
administer issued, for a summons, calling upon the Official Administrator to
���show cause, toefore such Court or
���Judge, why he should not do or abstain
from doing such act; and suoh order
may be granted subject to such conditions as to giving security for costs as
the Court or Judge may Impose;
(2.) Upon the return of such summons, the Court or Judge may make
such order thereon as may be deemed
necessary or expedient, and may make
such crder as to the payment of coats
hy the complainant, or the Official Administrator inersonally, or out of the
estate, as in the discretion of the Court
or Judge shall seem just."
".?.  iE.v��ry Official Administrator, up
on receiving Information of the death {
of any person who snail hereafter die
intestate, as to the whole pr any portion of his estate, or leaving a will affecting personal estate, hut without
having appointed an executor thereof
wilting and competent to take probate,
or where the executor shall, at the time
of the death of such person, be resident out of the Province, shall, if the
death occurred within the County for
which he has been appointed to act as
Official Administrator, or if a material portion of such estate Is within the
said county, forthwith cause 'application to be made to a court or a Judge
having jurisdiction tn probate, for an
order to administer the same; but no
such order shall be granted except upon affidavits of a like nature (as nearly
as may be) to those required in the
ease of a grant of letters of administration In other cases, nor unless the
Court shall be ua Lis (led that no Official
Administrator for any other county has
been appointed to administer such estate, and that the deceased has no relatives within the Province ready and
competent to take out letters of administration."
8. (1) Every such order may be in
tlie form in Schedule A hereto, and
when any such order has been made,
such Official Administrator shall be the
administrator of all the estate of the
deceased within the Province, and such
order shall give to and impose on the
Official Administrator the same rights,
duties and liabilities, so far as it is
not hereby otherwise .provided, as if
letters of administration had been
granted to him, In the ordinary course,
of the estate of the deceased, and not
only within the county or counties for
which he may have been appointed Official Administrator, but elsewhere within the Province, and such order shall
give the Official Administrator full power to lease, sell and convey the land of
the deceased, or any part thereof, or
any Interest therein, and land for the
purpose of this section shall mean
everything included in the word 'estate,' ns defined for the purposes of this
Act, e>cept goods, chattels and credits,
but no bonds or security in respect of
such grant shall be required by the
Court from the Official Administrator
on or before the granting of such order."
4. Sections 14, 24 and 25 of said Act
are hereby amended by striking out the
word "pergonal" wherever it occurs
therein.
5. Section 20 of said Act Is hereby repealed, and the following section ia
substituted therefor:
"20. In case it shall -at any time be
made to appear by affidavit or otherwise to any Official Administrator that
there are grounds for believing that
any person is dead, and if it shall be
made to appear by affidavit or otherwise to the satisfaction of an Official
Administrator that the estate or part
of the estate of such person believed
to be deceased, situated and being within the district in which such Official
Administrator is acting, is about to bi
or that there is any reasonable probability that the same will be wasted, destroyed, removed, sold, or otherwise disposed of to the prejudice of any person
having nn interest therein, it shall he
lawful for such Official Administrator
to cause possession and care to be taken of such estate or part thereof, by
some person on behalf of the parties
interested, subject to the orders of the
County Court Judge in respect of the
same, unless some person being In possession of such estate or part thereof,
or claiming an interest therein, shall
give to such Official Administrator security to his satisfaction that such
Person will not waste, destroy, remove,
sell, or otherwise dispose thereof until
probate of the will or letters of administration to the estate and effects of the
deceased shall have been granted, or
other order relating thereto shall have
been made hy a court or judge having
Jurisdiction in the premises and if afterwards administration shall be granted to an Official Administrator, such
Official Administrator may receive out
of the procei ds of the estate and effects, along with other lawful costs and
charges, the expenses of the custody
and taking care of such estate and effects tn be allowed by a County Court
Judge under his hand; and if a court
or judge shall grant administration to
any other person than such Official Administrator, or shall grant probate of
the will of the deceased, It shall be lawful for such Court or Judge to make
such grant, subject to the payment
by the person to whom It shall be made
of the expenses aforesaid allowed as
afoies-iild" vnnd If the person believed to
be dead shall afterwards appear and establish his claim to such estate or part
thereof, the Court or Judge may order
the fame to be delivered to such person subject to and on payment of the
expenses allowed as nfoiesald."
GAME  PROTECTION  ACT.
The following 1s the text of Bill No.
36, introduced by Mr. Mclnnes, being
an Act fo amend the "Game Protection
Act, 1898:"
Her Majesty, by and with the advice
and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as the
"Game Protection Act, 1898, Amendment Act. ll'Cu."
2. Section S of the "Game Protection
Act, 1898." (hereinafter called the naid
Act), is hereby amended by inserting
after the word "dollar?," in the fifth
line thereof, tin- words "and not less
than *50."
3. Section 9 of the said Act is hereby
amended by adding thereto the following .Sub-Section:
"(e) It shall be unlawful for any
person under 16 yenrs of age to carry
or have in his possession any gun or
firearms unless accompanied by his parent or guardian."
4. Section 13 of said Act la hereby
repealed, and the following section is
substituted therefor:
"18, No person shall buy, or seU, or
have In his or her possession, any of
the said animals or birds, or any part
or portion of any such animals or birds,
during the period in which they are so
protected; provided always, that if
lawfully killed and obtained, they may
be exposed for sale, or kept in cold
storage for five days and no longer,
immediately after the commencement
of such periods of protection; but, In
all cases, the proof of the time of killing, taking or purchasing shall be upon the party in possession."
5. Section 18 of the said Act. is hereby amended by inserting the following
words after life word "animal," In the
2fith line thereof:
"For shooting any game bird or game
birds to the number of six during the
close season, ?25, and an additional S3
for each bird in excess of six."
And by inserting between the words
"dollars" and "with," In the 34th line
thereof, the following words: "and not
less than ?X."
6. Section 20 of said Act is hereby
repealed, and the following- section is
substituted therefor:
".'0. n shall be lawful Cor any constable or peace officer to search any
person in any highway, street, or public
place whom he shall suspect "f having
In his possession any animals, birds,
eggs, or fishes, unlawfully obtained, and
also to stop and search any cart or
other conveyance in or upon which he
shall srspect that any such animals,
birds, eggs, or fishes are being carried
by any such person, nnd to search the
premises of any person engaged In selling, buying, or trading, or any steamer, sailing vessel or boat, or any hotel,
restaurant, or cold storage establishment; and should such constable or
peace officer discover any such animals,
birds, eggs, or fishes as aforesaid, he
shall thereupon take possession of the
sameand otiierwiseproeeed as authorised by law. It shall also In- lawful for
any constable or peace officer at any
time during the protected season to enter upon the premises of any shop
wher? game is usually exposed for sale,
or any restaurant, hotel, eating house,
or cold storage establishment, and to
search for game therein, and should the
carcass or any portion of the carcass of
any animal or bird of the protected
species be found upon the premises of
any such shop, restaurant, hotel, rating
house, or cold storage establishment,
tho proprietor or manager of any such
shop, restaurant, hotel, eating house or
cold storage establishment, shall, unless he proves that such carcass or portion thereof was upon the premises
airainst his consent and without his
knowledge, be deemed guilty of having
the same in his possession contrary to
the provisions of this Act."
7. Section 24 of this Act, is hereby
repealed, and the following section is
substituted therefor:
"24. It shall be lawful for the Lleu-
���tenant-Governor-in-Council on or after
the 1st day of September. 190:'. on good
cause shown, notwithstanding anything
contained in Section 10 of this Act, by
proclamation in two successive issues
of the "British Columbia Gazette," to
remove the disabilities as to the shoot
Ing of pheasants and quail of any var
iety in the Province, and to declare
Within what periods and limits the .-aid
birds may be shot, nnd after such proclamation is published as aforesaid, the
same shall have the same force and effect as if duly enacted herein."
OUR FOREST WEALTH
Before the Eyes of Nations at Paris.
The Canadian forestry exhibit at tbe
Paris Inhibition is made up of a very
complete representation of the products
of the Canadian forests, says a coms-
pondent of the Toronto "Globe." It
forms a part of the British sectlon*in
the "Palais des Porets." and as a collective exhibit greatly excels that of
any other country, both as regards the
variety of material shown and the preparation and arrangement of the specimens. The space allotted to Canada in
the Forestry Building was not large���
about 1,000 square feet���and it could
not be divided in any way that would
allow each Province to make a separate exhibit, ns was done at Chicago,
It was, therefore, decided by the Canadian Commissioners that the exhibit
would be a collective one. representing
the forest products of the whole Dominion. The various Pravinces and
private individuals and companies
throughout Canada were asked to contribute material, and the great majority of the specimens exhibited were
produced in this way. What was lacking to make the exhibit complete was
secured by purchase. Mr. G. M. Mc-
Coun, of the Geological Survey Staff,
acting under instruct ions from the
Canadian Commission, selected the material required for the exhibit and is
in charge of it nt the Exposition.
Of the 121 Canadian forest* trees 88
are shown In one form or another,
those not represented being cither of
no economic value or occurring In such
small quantities In Canada thai they
could not be Included In a commercial
exhibit. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
nnd Ontario, as Provinces, contributed
nothing. The largest and most complete Provincial exhibit came
PROW BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Tt Includes large sections of the principal treces growing In that Province,
and nearly 200 pieces of square timber, deals, boards, flooring, wainscoting, etc., as well as tnnbark, BhIngles
nnd other articles of less Importance,
The section of the Douglas fir sent
from that Province occupies an important place In the centre of the Canadian
exhibit, and attracts much attention.
It is not quite eight feet In diameer,
but Is the largest tree section shown at
the Exposition.
The Province of Manitoba sent sections of all the different species of trees
growing in that Province, as well as a
fine exhibit of railway ties, lumber and
pulpwood, quite sufficient to convince
anyone that there Is an abundance of
material for construction purposes to
be found there.
The material from Quebec consists of
thirty panels and five sections of trees
furnished by the Crown Lands Department, and a similar number of smaller
panels, pulpwood and box shooks from
the Department of Agriculture. |
The exhibit of greatest scientific In- I
terest Is from the Geological Survey
Department at Ottawa. It consists of
eighty photographs of native Canadian
trees framed In their own woods, and
fifty-five tree sections with polished
faces.
In  the arrangement of the various
exhibits no attempt has been made to
group the specimens with any other object in view than1 to utilise the available space to the best possible advantage.   The high  wall   which   runs  for
fifty feet along the hack of the Canadian section has    been    covered  with.
light green cloth, upon which is exhibited chair stock from the North Amer- I
ican    Bent   Chair     Company.    Owen
Sound, and wagon and buggy spokes
from the factory of John Hcnvd & Sons,
of St. Thomas.   Along the entire length
of this wall polished deals six feet high
are ranged.   Some of these were sup- |
plied by exhibitors already mentioned. |
while others came   from    the  British (
Canadian Timber  Manufacturing Co.. I
Kearney, Ontario; the W. C. Edwards
Co., Ottawa, Ontario; Gilmour Si Co., |
canoe Lake; the Hawkesbury Lumber
Co.,  Hawkesbury,  and  Henri   Menier,
Antfcostl.   These deals, as well as all
panels and similar exhibits, have been
POLISHED IN VAItlS.
Permission having been obtained,
nearly forty feet of additional wall
space has been secured on the backs of
cases containing private exhibits on the
opposite side of the passage by which
the Canadian space Is reached. On this
polished panels and a very fine series
of photographs illustrating lumber operations are shown. The eight pillars
supporting the gallery which forms the
second story of the forestry building
have been covered with handles of various kinds. Kitchen Woodenware and
other hardware specialties from the
Columbia Handle & Lumber Co., London, Ontario, and J. H. Sill. St. Thomas, Ontario, are also exhibited. In addition to the polished handles already
referred to, special exhibits are made
by the Canadian Office & School Furniture Co.. Preston. Ontario, and by
Card Zeidler. Toronto, Ontario.
The other exhibits of importance arc
thirteen pieces of squared timber, Do-
bell. Beckett & Co.. of Quebec; cigar
boxes and oak flooring, Adam Beck,
London, Ontario; parquetry flooring,
the W. C. Edwards Co.; fruit baskets
and walnut veneer, John II. Grant &
Co., Grimsby, Ontario; butchers' skewers, John Harrison & Sons, Owen
.Sound. Ontario; cloth boards and veneers, the Patent Cloth Board Co., Parry Sound, Ontario; elm hubs. Jean
Roux, Ste. Theresa, Quebec; staves,
hoops and heading, the Sutherland innis Co., Chatham. Ontario; rustic furniture, Victor Leeland. Ste. Agathe des
Monts, Quebec, and polished sections of
walnut grown from seed by Sir Henri
Joly de Lotblnlere.
Each specimen is labelled, the name
nf the wood being given in English,
French and Latin, the description of
the article in English and French.
These labels, with an abundant supply
of literature dealing with the forest
products of Canada, furnish all the Information required by the general public, but more details are asked for by
merchants and others interested In the
lumber business, and tn ihese the addresses of Canadian producers are given, together with the latest prices, and
such other facts as are necessary. But
one thing seems to stand in the way
of a very large export of manufactured nnd semi-man u faci u red wooden
goods from Canada to France and
southern Europe���a direct line of
steamers from Canada to France.
NEWS OF THE MINES.
THE TRAIL  SMSLTER   ENLARGEMENT.
Definite news as to this is now available, it being declared by the Management that two more lead furnaces will
be at once added to the Smelter's
equipment.
A LAKE  BOAT FOR  LILLOOET.
Dr. George Sanson, of Lillooet, Is
about to .purchase machinery for the
new steamer on Beaton Luke. The new-
boat will be well finished and furnished,
will 'be 55 feet in length and S feet
beam, and .well equipped with machinery. Other arrangements will be made
for the conveyance of the Bridge River
miners and prospectors, and a good
carrying trade win no doubt be built
up on Beaton and Anderson l^ikes,
A NEW EAST KOOTENAI CONNECTION.
it is Stated on good authority that
the Canadian Pacific Railway will within a twelvemonth connect Golden on
the main lire with Windermere, Fort
Steele and the Crow's Nest line by a
branch through the fertile Columbia
River Vatlley. This line will open up
fine metal country between Golden and
Fort Steele and greatly facilitate shipments of N.ivnl coal to the Coast from
the Crow's Nest mines.
AN I'NPLEASANT SIGN OF PROS-
PER1TY.
Savs the Slocan "Dull":
"I'riiNpt rity must be increasing in the
camp, judging from the number of beg-
gnis, fakirs, tinhorns and sporting women drifting In from the outside'
Meanwhile it may be asked, what are
the Provincial authorities doing in the
ase, pending the Civic incorporation
if   Slocan.      Sandon  is.   by  the   bye,
leaninc out many such characters.
THE SLOCAN SMl'GGLER.
It Is stated that fine ore samples have
lately been hrought in from this mine
and that the Company    will    shortly
make a 20-ton test shipment.
ALL THE YMIR STAMPS WORKING.
The complete set of SO stamps is now
at work on the ore of this prosperous
mine.
UNION  COAL FOR  ALASKA.
The Item In yesterday's issue as to
the taking aboard the Hero of 6.000
tons of coal for Dutch Harbor, Alaska,
should have read "loaded," not landed.
The coal will not be landed up North
for some ten days yet.
 5 - ������ ���        ..     JB
SLOCAN LAKE SHIPMENTS.
The shipments from Slocan Lake*
points (from January 1st to August
4th, 1900, amounted to 2,557 tons. The
like lake shipments for the whole of
189!* came to 3,078 tons, hence It is already evident that there will be a.
large increase of output this year. In
fact the Slocan Lake ore shipments of
1S99 should be overtaken by the end
of this month at latest. Silvertoti'c
last week's contribution to the Slocan
Lake shipments amounted to 100 tons.
Sllverton ships as a rule a good half
of the ore sent via Slocan Lake.
THE MT. BAKER MINES,
it now appears from investigations
In course of making by the Dominion authorities, that most of the promising properties In the Mt, Baker camp
are on our, the Canadian side of the
line. If the best claims prove one
quarter as good as suggested by early
indications, chilliwack will become
quite a busy mine supply centre. The
claims lb- rather towards than on or
about Mi. Italic]', being aboul 80 mllea
from chilliwack up the liver of the
same name.
Till-] NEKI'AWA TRANSFERRED.
Il is stated that the Neepawa group
in the Slocan has been transferred tft
the strong American Syndicate at the
head of which Is ex-Senator Warner
Miller. The Nelson -.Miner" states
that the group consists of three claims
and is situated just to the west of the
Enterprise. It has a big strong ledge.
exposed witli a. lair showing of high.
grade ore. The property is one of the
oldest and best known on Ten Mile
Creek nnd has shipped a couple of carloads of ore. Three years ago a well-
known Vancouver capitalist bonded the
Neepawa and succeeded in butchering
the property, from the, effects of which.
It has ever since suffered. At present
two men are sinking a 50-foot shaft
under lease and taking out rich ore."
A   GOOD   MOVE.
The managements <<i the British America Corporation properties of the
various Le Roi groups, and those of
the Centre Star and War Eagle hav*��
decided that there shall be no more
work for miners on Sundays. The results will probably be good in everyway, and certainly quite apart from
religious consideration;-:, toiling human
nature needs one day's rest in seven.
It is likely that the example now set
by the Managers of the great producers of Rossland will be followed generally In the camp and neighboring
districts.
LOATH TO DISBELIEVE IN NOME.
Leading English journals are slow
to discredit Nome, the London representatives of great American railroads
and others interested in Northern Pacific transport, declaring that the district is rich, their assertions being,
moreover, supported by mendacious
despatches from Seattle. Even the-
London "Mining Journal" had in its
latest issue to hand a brief editorial
note, rather suggesting that Nome
would produce richly in gold. The
"Journal." however, added that its
(British Columbian) correspondent's
opinion was adverse. The correspondent hns Indeed dissuaded all British.
���migration to and investment in Nome,
whither some English capital, but it is>
to be hoped not much, has gone. The?
"British Columbia Review." of London. Eng., may well say. as it does,
quite too guardedly, that the Nome
outlook is not altogether hopeful. The
latest accounts from that region, by
the bye, declare that a fairly strong
force of United States troops has beet*
hard put to it, to keep rival claimants
to a quite exceptional piece of gold-
bearing cliff, near Nome, from nghttn^'
to the death over the property. The
disputants seem to have become well-
nigh crazy over the discovery of ;t
piece of new ground nt Nome, possibly
worth holding and working. ���
COPPER ON  A NORTHERN ISLET.
YV. A. Robertson and a small force of
tour miners have left Victoria by (hr
Queen City, to work an apparently
promising copper property on Prim-ess:
Royal Island, a northern islet north-
of Milbank Sound.
MINING IN CASSIAR.
It is stated that the Thibet Creek
Mining Company, of Thibet Cr*>k,
Casslar, is likely to earn good returns
from hydraullcing next season, first
indications in the way of good nuggets being promising.
EAST KOOTENAY AND THE SLOGAN.
li is likely enough that East Koot-
enay's   silver-lead   output   of   the   year
will, as a result of the great and Increasing yields of the St. Eugene, the
North Si a i' and the Sullivan mines,
amongst others, run the Slocan tolerably (Hose as a silver-had producer.
Apropos of this, the Fort Steele "Prospector' lately asserted that whilst th��r
Kaslo District of West Kootenay in
June had an output of 4,578,000 ]>oiimK
the Port Steele District of East Kootenay In the same month pill out 8,178,-
000, or B,fO0,000 pounds more than Kaalo, Kaslo is, however, though a very
Important shipping polr/t, 'but one of
several which serve the various mine?
camps of the Slocan country,
THK DUNDEE CONCENTUATOIt
BURNT.
A fire, started near Ymir the other
day by a careless rancher, has caused;
the destruction of the Dundee concentrator. Everything possible was don��
to save the mill, but in vain. Tha
flames at last cut off the water supply
and hope ended. The concentrator
end plant are almost a total loss, hut
were insured for $20,000, a part of their
value- Other mine buildings and plant.
were saved.
A LARGE COAL SHIPMENT TO
ALASKA.
The steamer Hero has just landed!
about 8,000 tons of Union mines coal
for Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on United
States territory, which Is greatly extending its demand upon our Province's coal.
-lot���
A woman never reads the preface Until
after she roads the story, , ON THE WING ITEMS
R. Davis and W. N. Brayton wont to
Revelatoke this morning.
W. B. Pool wont up to tho Nettio L.
last night. Ho will be down this afternoon.
W. B. Pool, F. W. Godsal and A.
Allan, directors of the Nettie L., aro
rusticating ut the Halcyon Hot
Springs.
Supt. Westfall is away piloting
another contingent of cent-belters
through tho Old Oold camp. Mr.
Westfall has troubles of his own.
Tho local saw mill will resume work
again in a few days. W. A. Footo Is
now out of it, H. Davis and the town-
site pooplo engineering its destinies
hereafter.
The provincial voters' list will be
used in tho federal elections in October.
It is too late for thoso whose names are
not on tho list to havo them enrolled
for that contost.
Road foreman D. A. Williams is
making a good job of the wagon road
repair work between here and Trout
Lake City. Tho whole road is now in
fairly good condition.
John Caley of the City hotel. Revel
stoke, is in tho camp. Uo went up tho
south fork to look over the Mountain
View, a mineral claim in which he
holds a half interest, yesterday.
Public school opened for the first
timo in Ferguson on Monday morning.
The attendance will gradually grow
from this date, as at least three moro
families aro expected here this fall.
Who will be the next? No sooner is
.lohn Houston knocked nut by Rod.
Tolmie at Victoria than the news
(-���ornes of a Regina councillor caving in
one of editor Molnnis' lamps, in tho
prairie capital.
If you want to keep thoroughly
posted on what our legislators are
doing and saying at Victoria read the
detailed proceedings in tho EAGLE.
In this way you know who is your
friend���after election.
J. A. Lundy and Mrs. Lundy returned to their home atlnnisfail, Altn.,
on Friday last. Mr. Lundy has been
working on the Little Robert group,
in which his father, G. T. Lundy, is
interested, for the past two months.
Advices received from Thos. Taylor.
M. P. P., shew that ho has succeeded
in securing another batch of appropriations for trails, bnt until tho estimates
are passed no work will be proceeded
with beyond what is already provided
for.
Tho lumber for a building on Victoria avenue, east, HOx-10, containing
eight "fllco rooms, is being laid on the
ground to-day, W. N. Brayton is the
enterprising owner. Messrs. Jas.
Tobin and R. Davis aro doing the
work.
The Rossland Miner's Union intend
to protect their lives as well as their
wage. They have registered a kick
against using the Hamilton Powder
Co's product, claiming it to be more
dangerous than certain other well
known explosives.
John Langstaff, Sr., was in town
yesterday from the Lako���his first
visit. Though Mr. LangstnlT Is well
up in years Iks is still very active, having walked both ways. Ho was much
Tilensi'd with the location of Ferguson
as a coming centre,
Some nf the white people of Atlinl-
mar, in East Kootenay, have taken the
same means to get rid of Chinamen as
the Chinamen to oust tho foreigner���
powder. A laundry was recently
blown up with dynamite. Needless to
say John is moving. Long may he
move.
The EAGLE is in receipt of a
program of a two day's trap shooting
tournament in Revelstoko, under the
auspices of tho Revelstoke gun club, to
bo held on Aug. ill and 25. Intending
contestants and visitors should write
A. J. Macdonald. Hotel Revelstoko,
for particulars.
A Now York news item states that a
prominent lady of that city kneads
dough with her gloves on. There is
nothing remarkable about that. We
need dough with our boots on and need
it with our pants on; and if some of the
many indebted to this office do not call
in soon .'ind settle, we will need dough
with neither pants nor boots on.���Ex.
What Ihe socialist dosires is that tho
corporation of humanity should control
all production. This Is the frietionless
way: it Is the higher law: it eliminates
the in:1' Ives of a selfish life: it enacts
Into otic everyday living the ethics of
Chri-i'.- gospel. Nothing else will do
It: nothing else can bring tho glad day
of universal brotherhood?��� Francos E.
Wlllard.
BECOMING TOO OOAKSE.
The Tenderloin Element Must Sure
Chuck a Brace.
Tho Eaqle has been lenient with
rod-light houses, private secretaries,
etc., in the past, for the reason that
thoy confined their brawls to one particular portion of the town ; but after
this when pimps want to thrash their
"animals" we insist on it being done
where men, women and children will
not be 'spectators. This element can
tako their own chances selling booze
galore without a license, rolling tho
boys of their wad, packing and firing
six-shooters all over town, holding
midnight processions throughout the
streets, 'screaming, "selling, swearing,
singing and lighting: but the EAGLE
has como to tho conclusion that a
policoman is necessary in the payroll
centre. Thero are families residing
hero and they must be protected from
this filthy language and annoyance of
midnight and oarly morning mix-ups.
Thos. Taylor, our member, would do
well to have a policeman stationed
hero at once���not that the EAQLE man
is alarmed ; but because thero is need
for one.
M. F. Janes,   "the Colorado Kid,
went up to the Cup this morning.
There Is still no railway nows of
which the EAQLE is aware; but there
is still a silver lining in the dark cloud
for construction engineers, etc., are
hovering round the Kaslo end of the
line. If commenced there is still
plenty of time to build befnro snow
clothes tho valleys.
C. F. Heckler of Philadelphia, a
partner of Mr. Moyer of tho same
place, who is spending a few days in
the distric1, was in town yesterday.
He has been over considerable of the
country; is well satisfied with our
mineral resources, but deprecates tho
absence of railway transportation.
T.A. Wilson, M.D., CM.
L. R. c. P. & s.   [Queen's University.]
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
PHYSICIAN AN'I) SURGEON,
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
BARRISTER, NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.,
TROUT LAKE CITY B. 0��� AND
Ferguson, B. C.
Harvey, McCarter tf Pinkham
BARRISTERS, SOLICITOUS, ETC.
OFFICES :    REVELSTOKE AND GOLDEN,
solicitors for Imperial Bank ol Canada.
Quo. S. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham,
White, Gwillim $ Scott,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.
OFFICES:   McKENZIHAVENUE,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A. R. Holdich, M.C.M.L.,
ASSAYER AND ANALYTICAL  CHEMIST,
Revelstoke, B. C.
* Perfect printing punctually performed pleases particular people. Is
the EAGLE (loins: your printing? If
not, we're both the losers.
* If you want all the news of the
Lardeau you must becomo a paid-up
subscriber to the EAGLE, the largest
newspaper iiiNorth'Koutenay���and the
best.
* Tne EAGLE is the only newspaper
in North Kootenay giving a dotailed
report of the proceedings of the House
at Victoria. Head it and draw your
own cimclusions.
If you have mining property to sell,
advertise it in tho EAGLE. Como in
and give us the Information and terms
can be arranged. The EAGLE reaches
mining men from Alaska to South
Africa.'
Send tlie Eagle to your friends, or to
anyone you think will becomo interested in the camp. It pauses from ono
place und person to another, is read,
extracts copied into larger papers; the
newH will spread. But give us a lift to
do the introductory work. Printer's
ink made Rossland; it can do the same
for the Lardeau.
���Ci
Owing to ih.1 probability of nn early nonunion olflction, tho annual meeting of tlio Liberal
Conservative Union of British Columbia will
bo hold In the Assembly Hull, New Westminster, on the 80th day of August next, commen-
cingat to a. in.
ah Liberal Conservatives will bo welcome,
Tho right to voto is confined lo delegates
ohosen by Liberal Conservative Associations
or District Meetings convened for this purpose,
Onodolegate for ovory twenty momborsof such
Association or District Mooting. Proxies can
only be used by Members of tho Union.
July 80th, 1900.
it. It KLLI8, Secretary, Vancouver,
E. G. I'KIOit, Pres, L.C, O.ofB.C,
25-2t Victoria,
G. FORDDRED
Boot and Shoe Maker
Miners* Shoes a .Specialty.
7rout Lake and Ferguson.
The Only Way
To Intelllgta.iy Judge tlio future Is tn
judge by tiiu past, Preacher nnd politician, professor mul scientist, all iigrcu
on thai point. The only way to measure
a merchant tailor's ability and integrity
is by what his customers do and what
thoysay, The gentleman who hasnover
purchased clothes of me can judge by
nskiiig tin: opinion of a long line of
patrons. Ho can further Judge by the
fact tlmt this long lind of patrons keens
coming buck for more clothes. My
tailoring reputation in the past has been
L'ood. My constant endeavor is to make
it better,
R. S. Wilson, Revelstoke.
Kticn voii want a Cool
Refrcshim) Drink
Try
Enterprise Beer
All Lftrdoau'B leading hotels handle it.
Manufactured by the
KJnterprlie Brewing Co.,
ftovoiitokei B, 0,
Methodist Church
ForgUBon : Services in school house every
Sunday at 3 p.m.   Sunday school at l! p.m.
Trout Luke City : Services in Forrester's
hall every Sunday nl 7:80 p.m. Sunday
school at ii:30p.m.
REV. H. ,1. GREEN. Pastor.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Chemist.
OFFICE:    VICTORIA AVE., FERGUSON, B. C.
trg^AU kinds of Photographic work dono.
Mining properties a specialty. Local views for
sale.  Call at office to see samples.
Ferguson Shaving
Parlor	
Wm. Schnclt,
TONSORIAL ARTIST
All branches of the tonsorial art executed with
amblilextcriouH dexterity.
General Blacksmithing
and Repair Work	
Promptly attended u> at moderate rates.
Horseshoeing a specialty.
-~~PKED. !)ES,1ARD1NE.
Furniture
and
Furnishings
The    largest   and    most
complete stock in North
Kootenay.    Wo can out-
lit your home or hotel ns
complete   and   cheap as I
eastern   or  coast  iirms. 5
Prompt attention to mall c
orders;   shipments  made ?
on shortest notice.    Ask <
for quotations. S
Undertakers. J
R Howson & Co.
.KEVELSTOKE, B.C.
Imperial Bank
TO������^_of Canada.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED, $2,MO,000.00.
CAPITAL PAH) UP . . 12,458,008.00,
UEST |1,700,000.110. _".'
General Banking Business Transacted
Interest allowed on dcponlls in Savings
Department at current rates.
A. R. bThEARN,
MANAGER 1IEVELSTOKE BRANCH.
:FLELD<f BEWS,
���   Druggists
Chemists
Stationers
ifSaaj! REVELSTOKE.
If you need anything In
Photographic
Supplies...
Send to the
CANADA DRUG* BOOK CO.,
REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Leave Your Watch
With A. C. Cummins, Ferguson, and he
will guarantee prompt and safe delivery
of your WATCH to me.  Repair department is in charge of R, N. Doyle, an
expert in Knelish, Swiss and American
watch repairing.   All work guaranteed.
A line  line of Diamonds, Watches,
Clocks, .Silverware; (iold and Silver
Electro Plating and Engraving.
J. Guy Barber,
C. P. R, Watoh Inspector,
Revolitoke, B. 0.
Located in   Fei"gUSOn,   The Payroll Centre
We Lead because we keep constantly
in touch with the largest manufacturers in Canada, Great Britain and the
United States, securing cash bargains
at all seasons.
We Lead because we have the capital
and the experience to buy in the best
markets of the world.
We Lead in giving customers better
value for their money than any othei
store in the Lardeau.
We Lead in doing the largest business
because we treat our customers all the
same, business-like and courteously.
We Lead in giving good values for
your money in
Gents' Furnishings,
Boots and Shoes,
Hardware,
Miners' Supplies,
Groceries, Etc.
tinnon I Sutherland,
Post Office Store
Ferguson, B. C.
[   | Miners9 Supplies
We have just placed in our ware room a large stock of choice
fresh Groceries. Also a big addition to our well assorted stock
of Boots and Shoes, 'Clothing, Crockery, Miners' Supplies, Etc.
Special quotations to cash purchasers. Goods carefully packed
for pack horse outfits.    Closo cash prices,
BATJrIO & CO.,
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
.REVELSTOKE, B. C.
More Than Freight Saved By Buying Miners' Supplies From Us.
BOURNB BROS.
C. B. Hume & Co.,
"Wholesale and Eetail
General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay.
Revelstoke.
Branch at
Trout Lake City.
frt��flOHHtttCffBC}ftl?i88l!iiPBflCCIHDsaiinnnOflortOI>l>.iotsHr<KIOI)>000(KHOOfKH��00(>0��
Imperial Brewing Co., Limited.
KAMLOOPS, B. C.
|   Manufacturers of Lager Beer, Porter and all Kinds of aerated waters.
Satisfaction guaranteed,
All orders by mail or
i    otherwise promptly attended to.
�����00��0����W��tsoO��tOIIIHIIHHMHIHI
E. T. W. Pearse,
MANAGER.
MlHH>sO>��0��OSQsOO��M��
JL FERGUSON
* \   Is the....
PAY ROLL CENTRE I

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