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Lardeau Eagle.
Hetallack'B Meeting at Trout Lake
John L. Retallack Met a Cool Re
ception at Ferguson and
Trout Lake.
Hon. R. F. Green Is Very Popular
and His Friends ate Confident of Success.
Retallack's Ferguson Meeting.
A public meeting was held ut Fergu-
Hon Thursday by Liberal Candidate
Retallack- assisted by W. A, Galliher,
M. |��. Th.* Socialist candidate. S
Shannon wns present, und A. Carney
of Kaslo represented Hon. II. I-' Green,
All of these ���gentlemen addressed the
meeting, which was a good nn u'lWI a
representative line. The audience
.allowed an-lncllnation tn In1 noisy uhfe
Mr. Retallack was delivering his
opening address, but Mr. R. Hodge had
110 diffloulty in maintaining order und
outside of a numbor of Interruptinnj
mid denials when the (speaker wool! refer *tb his great strength in the lower
part of the riding, he got a very good
The audience did not seem friendly
disposed, however, '"ward the Liberal
candidate, and his followers, if he had
any, kept mum.
Mr. Shannon< on the contrary, appeared to have a number of followers
scattered through the large audience ''
and got hearty applause at times, but
the great bulk ofthe applause was saved
for Mr. (Jurney, who supported the
candidature of Hon. II. F. Green.
When Mr. Carney was called on he
was unable to speak for several
minutes owing to the continued
ebeetlng for Hon. Mr. Green and him- '
self. Mr. Carney made a very good
short speech in which hu did his chieftain no discredit. The ���mootlng'elnsed
at 11 with very hearty cheers for Hon.
Mr. Green and Mr. Shannon.
As Stated above, if Mr. Retallack had
auy supporters present they were careful not to show their colors, but W. A,
Galliher certainly had a good many admirers present, und he was given a
unanimous voto of thanks ou the pru-
nosal nf J. C. Mm ��
posal of j, C Murray.
On   Friday night, September 25th,
, ito- politicians again gathered at Trout.
j Lake, the meeting being called by the
1 Liberal candidate. John   L. Retallack.
The speakers present along with candidates Retallack and   Shannon, were A.
Carney of Kaslo. representing Hon. K.
K. Green, and  W. A. Galliher, M. P.,
wbo spoke on behalf of  Mr. Retallack.
.1. .1. Langs Halt occupied the chair; and
at 8 p. in.  introduced John  L.  Refill*
hiek. wlio occupied about three fourths
of ai, hour telling the  large  audience
what  bad  men  wore Hon.   Mr. Green
and   Mr. Shannon    The speaker dealt
largely  with  the  Social1 at  candidate
at the outset in  an  endeavor tn show
that  Mr.   Shannon  was  not  properly
nominated-?  and that one  McDonald.
who    represented    the    Whitewater
Miners' Union  at  the   Labor convention in Trout Lake really  represented
a union that   was not in  existence  at
tbe time, and tbal since tl.e date of the
convention sah-.--AI.Tffc..-. aid bad lafl tJu.
country.   Mr. Retallack characterised
Conservatives generally as a class ot
men unworthy the confidence  of the
, people, and he tried  to prove (though
unsuccessfully) that Premier McBride
and Hon, Mr,  Gruen were  mem,tiers of
the "old gang at Victoria" that have
robbed the country to such a large extent for tbe past seven or eight years.
��� The speaker appeared to possess a very
bad memory, forgetting th.it the pmv-
; I nee  of   Hritish   Columbia  has   been
governed since it was admitted to confederation   by  coalition governments,
whicli were at  all  times composed of
all   political  parties; men who called
1 themselves    Liberals,    Conservatives,
: Independents,  Labor, etc. etc.*. It was
1 not  known   in   many  instances   what
party allegiance, if they bad  any, that
many of the  members bore.    It was,
as Mr Retallack very well   knows, the
ins and the outs, and most of the members were with  the ins for a part of a
session of the house and with the out"
for   the balance of tlie session.   Mr.
Retallack does nut need to be told this
for he opposed Mr. Green  in 181)8, running as a supporter of an avowed Conservative,   Hon   J.  H   Turner.     Mr.
Retallack was not elected, of course,
and  what  did   he do?   He   left  the
country and renounced his allegiance
to   the   Hritish   empire���his    mother
country.   He admitted this on the platform, giving an his excuse that he de
sired to go Into business in  the United
StateB and hold property Interests   We
would like  to ask: Did   Mr. Retallack
find   the   laws  oppressive  or   business
chances not so good us  in   British Columbia, or what  brought  him back so
soon?   Surely it  whs not that be saw
no chance to satisfy his political ambition   In   Uncle  Sam's   territory.    No,
hardly that, but rather he believed his
presence was needed,  if not desired, in
the legislature of the province of British Columbia,  as  a law-maker,   us a
leader of thought, as an example to tbe
rising generation.   In  his speech Friday night. Mr. Retallack   went back to
comparatively ancient history to find a
Conservative wbo bad   anything to do
with'polities In B C. and on whose Integrity   and   record   some    aspersions
might be cast to prove that Mr. Mc.
McBride and Mr. Green were unworthy
the  confidence   ��f 'he people.    After
diligent search the speaker discovered
Ho 1. Mr. Pooley, ana there is no doubt
Mr Pooley would have derived  much
H'niist'iucnl had   tie   but* 11t-.1j.1d   .ne at
tempts that --.-.ere made to besmear him.
Following Mr. Pooley's  record  to the
present  time, tbe   most serious complaint was that the gentleman has been
a representative of the very small and
unimportant riding of  Esquimalt and
tbat he practically represents Ilon. Mr.
, Dunsmuir.   The speaker charged Hon.
! Mr Green with proving a nonentity In
the bouse and  of  having  been elected
by the  laboring1 men and then proving
false to tho trust reposed in bim.
Referring again to  Mr.   Shannon, the
speaker said he would   "discuss  the
Socialist candidate  aud his party, if It
could be called a  party, and especially
some of the planks���if they could be
called planks."   He said it was foolish
to claim that a   war  was  now ou  between capital and labor, for ���there was
nothing of the kind. Then the matter of
confiscation without remuneration was
touched upon. He said Mr- Shannon had
avoided that question  up to the previous night, when  ho said he believed
in it, for from  time immemorial capital   hud   reaped   tbe    profits    of   the
laborer's toll.    So, were tbat property
confiscated,  It  wuuld  only   be taking
back   what   was  got  unjustly.     The
speaker said that kind of talk would
keep capital from coming in, und B. C
would be avoided by  the very class of
people we were most in  need uf.   Weinke not enough capitalists;  we havo
(Continued on Page 4.) /*���
September 28,  1903.
Mi'iiciAL Number.
A vigorous campaign is now in
progress for the election of members to compose a legislative assembly lor British Columbia. The
campaign is being conducted on
party lines for the first time in this
province and a whole lot ol fun is
being got out of the contest.
Judging trom indications, there
appears to be no uncertainty about
the Conservatives, who now hold
the reins of government, being
able to carry the province. A large
number of the electors, including
many Liberals, believe that Premier
McBride and his colleagues are
capable and deserving of a trial in
the management ot the affairs of
the country.
The political situation being so
widely different in this western
province trom that in the eastern
provinces that many Liberals feel
justified, and teel that they are not
renouncing Dominion parly allegiance by working and voting lor
Conservative candidates on October third and thus help to secure a
capable government, having a
workable majority, that the country's welfare may be advanced, lt
is recognized that should the
majority be small the time ol the
house might be taken up with petty
issues while the more important
questions that have to do with the
country's growing needs would be
The business of the Lardeau is
distinctly mining. With the exception ot the lumber industry which,
under the conditions that now prevail, will take care of itself, the resources of the Lardeau and the
whole Kaslo riding are more exclusively mining than perhaps any
other pari of B. C. That being the
case, it would seem very shortsighted of the electors to turn down
the Hon. R. F. Green, who holds
the portfolio ot minister ot mines.
We do not believe for one moment
that there is any probability ol the
minister going down to defeat, but
we would like him to feel that Ihe
great bulk ot the people of the
Kaslo riding stand as a solid wall
of support at his back.
It appears to us that Mr. John L.
Retallack exhibits a great deal ol
western gall in seeking election to
parliament in a distinctly labor constituency upon such a record as he
possesses. He admitted at Trout
Lake that he was not averse to employing Chinamen when it suited
his convenience to do so. Again,
we noticed this week a circular that
has been distributed through the
riding wherein Mr. Retallack, in
189*4, is proven to have renounced
his allegience to the British crown.
Mr. Retallack may have since become a British subject, hut surely
we can find a more stable man for a
law-maker and to safeguard our interests at Victoria than one who
seems to but lightly value his
As private citizens and business
men lhe three candidates who are
seeking election in this riding are
above the average, but surely
neither Mr. Retallack nor Mr.
Shannon wen- evt*r intended lor
By the amended Provincial Election.
Aet it is provided lhat polling duy in
any riding shall be a publio holiday,
aad every registered -lector of lhe riding registered elector of the riding who
is|withln the riding on tbat day and who
is a workman or employee for hire
shall be allowed by Ills employer to be
free from his employment on lhat dav
for at least four consecutive hours between tbe opening und closing of lhe
poll, and every empto'ei- who offends
against this provision, without ro.it.on-
able justification, shall be liable 10 a
penalty ol nut more than one hundred
dollars, to be recovered under thu
"Summary Convictions Act" and
amending acts.
Wilson on Sooialism.
Kev. Ben P. Wilson, iho Socialist
lecturer who is touring lhe province,
delivered an address in Kugle hull on
Sunday night last to a largo utidiemte.
Rev. A. K. Sharp, wbo wus lo have
held his regular service in tne hull
gave way to Mr. Wilson at Ibe request
of Mr. Shannon, lhe Socialist candidate. A much lui'ifercongrcgatiou was
present than usually gather to hear
the gospel of the Bible preached. Mr.
Wilson proved a fluent talker and kept
bis listeners interested and amused by
his sarcasm and original humor. We
do not know how ho came hy the Kev.
before his name, but anyway one would
judge him to be anything but a minister of Ibe gospel. His manner und remarks would rather lead one to believe
him to be a professional politician.
He appears convinced that the adoption of Socialism is tbe only solution
of the problem that faces us regarding
capital and labor.
Mr. Wilson handled both tbe old political parties rather severely, tho
Conservatives especially, for some reason or other, w.re much ridiculed.
A little boy who sat in the audience
came to our reporter and asked: "Say!
Who are those bad ConservativesV"
"I am one," said the reporter. "Oh !
I thought tbey were very bad men.''
said the boy.
The British Columbia board of hor
tieultiire are asking the government lo
give a bounty on crows, as they are
very destructive in the fruit districts.
(Adopted at Kevelstoke September 13th, HUM
1. That this convention resltti-ms the policy
of thu 1'arty in matters of provlm-ial roansan��l
trails; the ownership and control of railways
and the develo ���ment nf thc agricultural resources of the province as lain down In the
platform adopted fn October, 18H9. which Is as
"To actively ah! In the construction of trails
throughout the undeveloped portions of thc
province and tlie building of provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
"Tu adopt Ihe principles of government owu*
ership of railways in so far as the circumstances of the province will admit, and the
adoption of the principle tlmt no bonus should
be granted to any railway company which
dues not cive the government of the province
'control of rales over lines bonused, together
with the option of purchase.
'���'I'o actively ssslst by state aid in the development of Die agricultural resources of Ihe
2. That in the meantime and until the railway policy above set forth can be accomplished, a genera! railway act be passed, giving
freedom 10 construct railways under certain
approved regulations, analogous to the system
that has resulted fn such extensive railway
construction in tbe United states, with Ho
much advantage to trade and commerce.
3. That to encourage the mining Industry,
the taxation ot metalliferous mines should be
011 a basis of a perccntageon the net profits
4. That the government ownersnip of telephone systems sl.ould be brought about as a
tlrst step In the acquisition of public utilities.
6, That a portion of everv coal area here-
after to be disposed of should be reserved from
sale or lease, so that atctc owned mines may lie
easily accessible, if their operation becomes
necessary or advisable.
6. That In thc pull, laud leases provision
should be made for reforesting and that steps
Bhould be taken for the general preservation of
forests by guardlnc against the wasteful de
strucllonnf timber
7. Thai thc legislature stul government of
the province should persevere In the efforts to
secure the exclusion id Asiatic labor.
5. That the mailer of better terms in the
way of subsidy and appropriations for thc
province shou.il be vigorously pressed upon
the Dominion government.
9. That the silver lead Industrie, of the
province lie josleieil and encouraged by the
imposition of Increased customs Unties ou lead
and lead products imporlcil Into t'anaila. and
that thol'onservHtlvc iiiemlieis ol ihe Dominion House he urged lo*.u|>pi'rl any motion Introduced forsueli a purpose.
10. That as industrial disputes almost Invariably result In great loss and injury both 10
the parties directly concerned and to the public, legislation sliould hu passed to provide
means for an amicable adjustment of such disputes between employers aud etm-loyccs.
11. 'lhat it Is advisable to foster the manufacture of the raw products of tlie province
within the province as far as practicable by
means of taxation ou the said raw products,
subject to rebate nf the same In whole or part
when manufactured in British Columbia
Subscribe tor I lie l.urdeau Kauijs. S7'
Special Numbkk.
The  Conservatives of British Columbia Have Stood True to the
Interests of Workingmen.
McBride and His Followers Work
For the Whole People and the
Country They Live in.
Tho Conservative party In nuw and
linn been at all Mines ihu friend uf the
wnrk'ng men, Therefore in asking
worklngm-m for their vote und In-
fluence in tbu coiiiitjar eleutlou, the
the Conservative j arty have a right to
substantiate these facts by bt*in��ritiir to
the notioe of organ toed labor soiuouf thu
many acts passed by the Conservatives
in the local bouse in favor of tin. wage-
Suction IU of the Conservative plat-
form reads as follows: "That as Indus-
trial disputes almost Invariably result
in great loss and Injury to both parties
directly concerned and to thu public,
legislation should lie passud i^provlde
means foe an air.leablu adjiistineri| of
. i��uoh dispute* between employers tend
Coal Mini's Regulation Aot, 1888���
Prohibits tbu employment of women
and children, Japanese and Chinese
from working underground, nud pro-
vides fur thu general prelection of men
working in mines.
Uritish Cidumhia Railway Act 1890--
Provides compensation for cattle
killed, etc, thus protecting tho rancher
nnd the stockman.
Mechanics Lien Act, 1891���Protects
the workingman hy givlny him a lien
against any property un whieh he bas
worked, thus providing security for
wages earned.
Kmployers Liability Act, 181)1-Provides for compensation tu working men
for injuries reeuived in factories aud
on railways.
Apprentices and Minors Aot, 1897���
Provides fur apprenticing children not
under fourteen years.
Arrest aud Imprisonment fur Debt
Act, 1897 -Practically abolished imprisonment fur debt.
Creditors Relief Act, 1902���Provides
three months priority to working men
for wages and salary, when employer's
property Is seized for debt.
Labor Regulation Aet, 1898���Japanese and Chinese excluded from work
ing on railways, telograph aud telephone lines, and public works.
Shops Regulation Act, 1900��� Provides for a limited number of hours for
children and female employees.
Workmen's Compensation Act, 1902-
Providus for injuries to workmen and
compensation to workmen in case of
bankruptcy to employer.
Deceived Workmen's Act, 1!)02���Deceptive representations to workmen
declared unlawful, aud damages can
be collected.
The above acts are all credited tu
lhe Conservative party, and cannot be
repudiated. Workmen will vote and
sustain the party whicli iu time past
have demonstrated friendship tu tlie
wage- earner.
Last Night's Meeting.
John L. Ratal luck's meeting in Fer
���gO-on last night was well attended,
though, uu doubt, owing tu tne bud
Weather, not. nearly so many turned
out a* were at thu former meeting
called by Ilon. Mr, Green. The great
attraction last night was W. A. Galliher. our member in the Bouse of Commons. Strange an it may seem, tliis
wan the Mot visir of Mr. Galliher to
FergUsuil, or to ihe Lardeau, though
he has been our member for three
years. Mr. Galliher is excusable in
part, owing to tiie riding of Vale-
Kuoiuuay-Cariiiim being far too extensive for one member, and traveling
being very expensive; yot he could
lind lime, etc., tu eunie all the way
frum Ottawa ami iLuave his sessional
duties to stump forthe Liberal candidate in ttie campaign that is being
fought so sharply at this time.
Mr. Gal I flier's speech last night dealt
mostly with Dominion issues, and his
aim seemed to he to impress upon the
electors of Ferguson that tlie Liberal
government wns responsible for thc
prosperity that is uow enjoyed by the
people uf Canada, and���to stretch the
Imagination���should a Liberal govern
ment be elected /or thu Province of
British Columbia, their enactment*
and good judgment would quickly place
this province in a state of prosperity
likewise. Tho gentleman's listeners
did not, however, appear to swallow
that apparently nauseating dose,
though he was given a most attentive
hearing. Mr. Galliher proved au interesting platform speaker, and Ferguson people were glad to have tbe opportunity uf hearing him and making
his acquaintance, Personally Mr, Galliher is a splendid fellow and his friends
are legion. Our unly regret is that he
is not a Conservative.���Friday's edition, September 2fi.
Mr. Green.s Meeting.
Hon. R. F. Urt.en held a political
meeting in the Old Fellow's hall at
Trout Lake on Tuesday night the 15th
Inst,, when the following speakers were
present and took part in the discussion;
Hon. R. F. Greet), C. W. McAnn, A.
Carney, John L. Re la I lack, John Keen,
September 28, 1903.
S.   Shannon,   A.   J.   Gordon   and    L
The meeting was ��a large one, many
being present from Ferguson and the
mines, and as far as we could judge
the sentiment and uppianse seemed
pretty equally divided between Mr.
Green mid Mr. Shannon, while Mr.
Retallack seemed very much like a
stray sheep.- Mr. J. (J. Murray made
an excellent chairman and appeared iu
give satisfaction to all parties, yet his
duties were light.
Mr. Green opened the meeting, and
in a speech covering about one hour
explained matters witli whieh he was
connected of a political nature during
the past few years. Me also touched
lightly ou local politics aud spoke at
some length un the platform and principles of the Liberal-Conservative
party. His remarks were well received
and he proved an interesting speaker,
Mr. John L. Retallack, the Liberal
candidate, followed and spoke for 30
minutes, lie delivered his remarks In
an easy aud graceful manner and.
showed some knowledge uf politics, but
we would not judge that politics is his
mission on earth- He appears to possess a pretty thorough knowledge of
mining und has done good to the Industry In this province, in that realm
he could be helpful, but in tbe arena
uf practical politic* he seems as it were
ut sea in a frail hark.
Mr. a. .-itiuntion was the nexispeaker
and. Lakillg lo minutes, having divided
bis allotted time with Mr. Gordon, Mr.
Shannon delivered iiis remarks in a
deliberate and forcible manner and devoted must uf his time tu answering
arguments introduced by the previous
speakers He left the outlining of the
principles of Socialism to Mr. O'Brien
who spoke later. Mr. Shannon did not
appear at ease in the role of a pollM
clatl, and he is wholly inexperienced.
However Ills remarks were well received aud he was loudly applauded.
Mr. Chas. .McAnn of Kaslo followed,
then Mr. John Keen, Mr. A.J. Gordon,
.Mr. A. Carney aud Mr. O'Brien,
Tho meeting closed about midnight
with cheers fur Green and Shannon.
Tlie mining laws uf British Columbia
in former times recognized the rule of
extra-lateral rights (the same as in the
United States) but in recent times the
law has been changed to provide that a
mining elaim should embrace an area
of 1,500 feot square and only gives the
locator such mineral as may be within
tho vertical Hues described by its
Twenty-one claims, Including the
Oyster-Criterion, Ophir Lade, Lucky
j Jack and tbe Swede groups are being
amalgamated into ono mammoth mining company by the Pool-Young syndicate. Particulars will be given next
week. September 28,  1903.
Special Number.
Two Big Meetings.
(Continued from Page 1.)
out euougb capital; and lf Mr. Shannon should be  elected   we   would  be
much less likely to get that whicb is
essential to our prosperity.
Mr. Shannon was then called upon.
tie oppened by stating that ho was
being accorded better treatment by his
opponents tbau at the beginuing of tbe
campaign, intending, perhaps, to convey the Idea that tbey are lie.oming
afraid of bim. He occupied second
place at recent meetings when
tbere were but two candidates present,
while when there were three be bad
third place. He said bis importance
appeared to be growing aud the two old
parties were uniting tu defeat him.
How strange that tbe Conservatives
should also feel that a secret alliance
has been formed between Socialists
and Grits to defeat them. He explained
his nomination to the satisfaction of
the fair-minded and then told how
stroug be was io Kaslo and the lower
part of the riding. He mentioned as
us an instance the Goodenough family
of Kaslo (supposed to be strong Liberals) where there were three votes,
aud be wuuld get two of them. So it
would seem by this that the Socialist
candidate is splitting tne Liberal vote,
tie saiu mat capital is gradually getting into the huuds uf the lew, and
when Socialists get the government in
tbeir own hands they will give the
wurkingmeu the lull product of tbeir
Mr. A. Carney, representing Hon.
R F. Green, was tbe next speaker He
called .Mr. Retallack oue of the latter-
day Liberals. He had loaned Mr.
Shannon one of the post cards distributed by the Liberal committee,
which pointed out Mr. Green's wrongdoings iu the bouse, and what was
found ou the card was the ouly thing
Mr. Shannon had tu say against Mr.
Green. Therefore, since what the card
stated was practically untrue, Mr.
Green must bave a*pretty clean record.
The speaker saiu he fouud at thin end
uf the r'ding Mr. Retallack ami Mr.
Green were continually sparring and
be telt that be occupied the position of
umpire to settle the disputes between
tbe two pugilists. He thought Mr
Retallack must have derived but very
Utile comfort from the support shown
shown him at this end of the riding.
He���the speaker���thought his reception decidedly chilly.
Turning to Mr. Galliher, the speaker
announced that Sir Charles H Tupper
would he in Ferguson Monday night
and invited Mr. Galliher to remain
over two more days and meet one who
was bis equal, a fellow M. P., aud a
trained pleader like himself,
No government, said Mr. Carney,
bas ever been perfect and no government ever would be. The experience
of this province bas been particularly
unfortunate because we have not bad
what could be called a responsible government. We have had no less than
eight premiers in eight years, but since
party government bas been secured we
may reasonably hope fur good responsible rule.
Under the uld coalition system when
members were elei-'ed on their own
personality there could be, it seemed,uo
stable government, and the members
were continually quarreling among
themselves and calling oue another
grafters and thieves. Is it a wonder thai
men deemed it unsafe to invest capital
in the country V Tbere is an abundance of capital ready and waiting for
investment iu this proviuee as noon as
thero is a responsible aud stable government established. The lieutenant-
governor wants tu see the country ad-
vauae aud be chose Hon. Mr. McBride
to form a government aud he has nut
disapproved of any act uf tbe premier
since he eatleu him to office. The
speaker thought the lieuieuaui governor surely believed Mr. McBride, Mr.
Green and their associates tbe best
material iu the proviuee. The Liberal
lieutenant-governor wuuld never have
called Mr. McBride to k> premier had
bis record not been good, so it is evident that the critic... ���_<)���_> by the opposition candidates iu this campaign are
uot honest.
Mr, Carney made a telling speech
which was very heartily applauded
frum s'art to finish. He exploded
some of the arguments of his opponents
and altogether put up a good argument
iu support of Mr. Green.
W. A. Galliher M. P. followed aud
got a good hearing tu a well-delivered
speech ou Dominion pulitieal issues.
Replying to a question brought up by
Mr. Shanuuu, be explained that the
liabilities iu connection with the contractor whu failed on the Arrowhead
branch railway (construction) would be
paid by tbe government tor hose whu
held time checks, out uf thej;overu-
ment grant, enough having beeu held
hack by tbe government for that purpose.
Mr. Retallack spoke for a short time,
running over the remarks uf his opponents, and the meeting closed with
cheers for Gieen aud Shannon. Mr
Botallaek's followers did uot attempt a
cheer, just the same as at Fergusou the
previous night, feellug, probably, that
it would be unwise to make an exhibition of their weakness.
Unas. Wilson at Nelson.
Tbe meeting in the Nelson opera
house last Monday night, called by the
Conservatives, -at which Hon. ('has.
Wilson was tbe principal speaker,
proved tbe largest gathering of electors that has ever been Been fn Nelson.
Mr. John Houston, Conservative candidate, and S. S. Taylor, the Liberal
candidate, were present and also spoke-
Mr. Wilson made a wonderful speech
lasting abou> one and a hall hours, and
was listened to most attentively by
nearly every man in the room,
Mr. Taylor spent considerable time
uttem-jtlng to criticise Mr. Wilson's
remarks, but he did not pick a flaw big
enough for a mosquito to crawl
through. The contest will be very
close in Nelson.���Private Correspondence.
Green's Kaslo Meeting.
Tbe Honorable R. F. Grebn held a
very satisfactory meeting in Kaslo on
Saturday, the 19tb inst. The Liberals
evidently thought they would be able
either to monopolize the time of the
meeting or else breake it up, but they
got what must have been an unpleasant
surprise. Mr. S. S. Taylor was imported from Nelson, but the Kaslo people did not bear him speak. An ar
rangement had been entered into between Mr. Green and Mr. Retallack
regarding time limit and position, but
when Mr. McAnn, the chairman,
asked Mr. Retallack and Mr. Taylor to
the platform, Mr. Retallack.rose In the
audience and demanded anew arrange-
mt it and wished toaddrei's the audience. The chairman asked Mr. Retallack to take the platform and express himself, otherwise he would not,
be permitted to speak. Thereupon
Mr. Retallack walked outuf tbe building, Hollowed by his supporters, who
numbered 150 voters and non-voters.
It is also said that fully one-third ofthe
number were not voters There were
left in the hall IHO Kaslo voters who
cheered to the echo.
The meeting then proceeded and
proved a grand one.
Another Poplar Deal.
,1. L. Whitney of Rossland has purchased thc Home Run claim, whieh
adjoins tbe famous Lucky Jack on the
south, for himself and associates In
Rossland and the east. The price has
not beeu made public, lt is the intention to develop and equip the Home
Run at once.
There In only one uent mining Journal.
That li
Mines and Minerals.
tt tun a target (imitation than any two other
American mining Journal)* because it is the
bent. It Is the largest, bent maturated and
baiulHomettt mining Journal In lliu wo Id. tt
ft* a milling paper (or mining men. subecrip-
tion price |2.iW per year. Rend for free ..ample
copy Address MINKH AND MlNKKAls. Hcraii-
toQ.Pa., U.S. A. Denver offtcQt, Banh Bldg..
It-,-.over< t'nl


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