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$2.00 A YEAR.
Mining Recorder Campbell Has A
Busy Week.
No Important Transfers Made.���
Assessment Work is, Being Pushed Ahead. ��� Development and
Grown Granting.���A Complete
Record To Date.
July 20.���Iron Horse, adjoining
Gladys on south, north side of 7-mlle,
by It. Scott.
July 21.���Ida L., heid of south fork
of Canyon creek, by M. L. Moyer.   ���
Le Roy, same. ,
Oregon, on Silver Cup hill, about H
miles from 8 mile, by S. B. Slinger.
Black Jack, same, by Wm. Shnell.
B. S., same, by Chas. R. McKay.
Mountain View, 1 mile southeast of
Mabel group, southeast extension o'
Alpine., on Silver Cup hill, by Leonai
July 24.���Porcupine, Johnson's ba��m,
adjoining Cranky Jack, by Wm. R,
���. Cella, on south fork of south fork of
Lardeau creek, 11 miles from mouth of
creek, by Thos, H. Evans.
LoBt tunnel, same, by Peter Culkeen.
July 2fi.���U. and I., on the head of
Silver Cup creek, between Morning
Glory and Lucky Jim, by A. E. Jowett.
July 26;.���Bampton, on south fork of
Lardeau creek, adjoining Belle Ban-
ken on east, by H. W. Jones.
Trump, on north fork of Lardeau
creek, re location of Bessie, by A. C.
CHiuirulns. ,, ������ -."-..,.
Juno, on north fork of Poplar creek,
about 8 miles from'the mouth, northwest extension of Clifford, by Syvert
Clifford, same, by Anton Andreason
Arbuckle, same, by Ole Arvog.
27.���Coppor Peak Fraction, on east
slope of south fork of Canyon creek, by
Fred. Johnson.
Summit, on divide between south
fork of Canyon and Tendorfoot creeks,
by Gust Berg.
Sixteen to One, on Copper Chief
mountain, about 2i miles from Trout
creek, by Fred. Johnson.
O. K., snme, by Dan Anderson.
Sliver Hopes, on  east fork of Trout
creek, by A. J. Gordon.
July 28.���Empire, on west side of
Canyon creek, i mile 'from Selkirk
City, by Wm. Donohue.
Glacier Fraction, at head of Ten-
Mile creek, extension of Morning Star,
by Charles Abrahamson.
Evening Star, same, by jWm. Abrahamson.
July 30.���Revenge,- on Triune mountain, northwesterly extension of
Morning Star, by P. Ferguson.
Lone Star, between Haskin's creek
and west fork of same, above Rusty
Axe, by Fred. W. Bailey.
Bryan, on south fork of Canyon
creek, south extension of Columbia, by
Charles Abrahamson.-'
McKinley, same, by Charles Johnson.
July 31,���San Francisco, on the east
Bide of north fork of Lardeau creek,
21 miles from Circle City, by A. Bigger.
Chicago, same, by H. Ross.
Boston, same, by Low Thompson.
New York, samo, by H. M. Carter.
Montreal, samo, by A  C. Cummins.
Liverpool, same, by Frank Holten.
London, same, by Psve Morgan.
Aug. 1.���Avenue Fraction, on Lar
deau river, about midway between
Trout Lake and Tenderfoot creeks, by
D. R. Holstead.
Whistler, on head of Haley creek, on
east slope, adjoining Uklah, by Robert
Lee Hunter, on north side of Goat
creek, about 1 mile from north fork of
Lardeau, by J no. C. Winter.
Scotsman, on Great Northern hill,
adjoining Silver Queen,' by Wm.
Trout Lake, on Ethel trail, 2 miles
from Trout lake, by J. T. Lauthers.
Trout Lake No. 2, same, by W. R.
Alert, about 2 miles from the mouth
. of Tenderfoot creek, east side, by F.
,; C. Elliott.   '
Salamander, same, by NoahAbra-
Mollie A., on south Bide of Short
oreek, northerly extension of Copper
Reservoir, by Henry Senn.
Copper Bell, on south side of Pass
oreek, southerly extension of Copper
Key, by Louis Hepperton.
Maud E., south side of Short oreek,
southerly extension of Mollie A., by
E. M. Levine.
Aug. 2.���Basin, on Gold creek, about
3 mlleB from Gainer creek, by Joseph
China, same, by same.
Greater Than Has Been, same, by
Charlie, at tbe head of Haskin's
creek, adjoining Morning Star, by
Chas. Dandell.
Henry, same, extension of Bonanza,
by Henry Carlson.
Aug. 3.���Nabob, at the head of north
branch of Galena creek, on the north
fork of Lardeau, re-location of Copper
Head, by J. C. Kirkpatrick.
The Maiden Shipment From a Two
Months' Old Mine.  '
July 25.- - W. H. Jackson of Rossland,
to Hector Lamont: All Interests In
Tyee and Marmot mineral claims,
'- "*-d on Galena creek.
~*��� Geo. W. Chisholm of
int., to Canadlan-Lardeau
Gold Mining Co. of B. C, Limited
All interest in Spokane, Kaslo and
K. S. mineral elaims, situated at the
head of the north fork of Lardeau
creek, about 1* miles north of Circle
July 26.���J. A. Templeton and Joe
Murray to Thos. H. Evans of Trout
Lake: i interest In the Lost Tunnel,
situated on the eouth'fork of the south
fork of Lardeau creek.
July 31.���E. B. Hutchinson of Comaplix, to J. B. MacKenzle of Comaplix:
Full interest in tbe Maymie Mac
mineral claim, situated on Goat creek.
Aug. 2.- Juu# Crawford Winter of
Ferguson, to Wm. George Roger of
Ferguson: -J interest In the Lee Hunter mineral claim,' situated on the
north side of Goat creek.
Aug. 2.���Isabella H. Morkill of
Comaplix, to Hon. Aroher Martin of
Victoria, B. C: One-sixth Interest in
the Hiawatha mineral claim, situated
on the west slope of-Gold creek.
Aug. 2.���John Beaton MacKenzle of
Comaplix, to Hon. Archer Martin of
Victoria, B. C.: One-sixth interest in
the Maymie Mac.
Aug. 4.���Alex. Brown of Ferguson,
to James Paton: All interest In the
Carlo mineral claim, situated on south
fork slope of Lardeau creek.
Aug. 4.���Alex. Brown of Ferguson,
to James Paton: ���} interest in the
Valdcg mineral claim, situated on the
sonth fork of Lardeau creek.
Certificates of Work.
Assessment work has been recorded on tbo
following claims, good lor tlio year from date
Aug. 4,1890.  Fayal, P. II. Murphy.
July 22.  Frankle Fraction, E. A. Hell.
Aug. 13.   Homcstako, George Hambly.
Aug 13.  Hidden Treasure, same.
Aug. 19,  Big Four, samo.
Aug. 11.   Lone Star, John W. Chism.
Aug. 11. Smuggler, samo.
Aug. s. Silver Boll, 2 yrs., linsl Johanson.
Sept.27.  Miifrgle L.,2yra,, same,
June 23.  Norway, 2 yrs., same.
JunelM.  Stella, 2 yrs., same.
July 28.  Happoranda, 2 yrs., same.
July 23. Woodbine, James. I'ston.
July 29.  Kstolla, E L, Klnman.
Aug. 7.   Hidden Treasure, same.
Aug. 2i.  Snowshoe No. 8, Ed. Anderson.
Aug. 11.  Snowshoe No. 1, same.
Aug. 11.  snowshoe No. 2, same.
Aug. 21.   Snowshoe No. 4, same.
July 29.  Murray, Thos. II. Evans.
July 29   Irwin, samo.
July 29. Spokane, Ernest ('. Wood.
July 29.  Kaslo, samo.
Aug. 1.  K. S., same.
Aug. 6.   Index, A. J. Gordon.
Aug. 21.  Old Reliable, w. II. shannon.
Aug. 16.  Ymir, James Porter.
July 29.  Silvor King, Ross E. Chesnut.
July 27.  Empire, same.
Aug. 1.   Kobln Hood, A. W. Edge.
July 28.  rlno Treo, E. L. Kinman.
Aug. 1.  Lucky Star, Ed. Hillman.
Sept. 12.  North Star, Henry Smith.
July 30.  Mcta Fraction, Jas. W. Livingston.
Aug. 7.  Emma, Walter Jennings.
Sept. 10.  Bee, same.
Aug. 24.  Brer Fox, Fred. \V. Bailey.
Aug. 2.  Ruby Silver, P. A. Llndgron.
Aug. 2.  Sulitelna, same.
Aug. 11. Clara, same.
Aug. 24.  Hiawatha, I. B. MacKenzle.
Aug. 1.  Ooodenougb, II. R. Douglas.
Aug. 1.  Uoodenough No. I, same.
Aug. 24. ooodenough No 2, same.
Sept. 9.  Sumatra, A. W. Edge.
Aug. 9,  Welcome, same.
Aug. 9.  Health, same.
Aug. 22.  Little Pittsburg, D. A. Williams.
July 20.  copper Key, E. M. Levine.
Aug 5. Shamrock, Wm. Thomas.
Aug. S.  Louise, Hugh McPherson,
Aug. 3.  Carlo, James Paton.
Aug. 5. Valdez, same.
Aug. 6.  Silver Hill. Michael Lynch.
Aug. 4.  Kootenay No. 1, J. c. Kirkpatrluk.
Aug. 4.  Kootonay No, 2, ssmc.
Aug. 4 Kootenay No. 3, fraction, samo.
"ipt.2.   UkiaiJ.Jc	
The Eagle Pays the Triune Oroup
A Visit and Tells of the Adventures���The Novel Means of Lowering Ore.���A Person Needs to
Hang on With His Eyebrows.
Mounted on the hurricanedeok of a
cayuse on Sunday last, the EAGLE man
set out for 'the now famous Triune
group. After riding over the newly
repaired wagon road to Ten-Mile, and
having an appetizing* dinner |with
"Johnnie-on-the-spot," at the Ten-
Mile hotel, we crossed the south fork
and commenced the two hours'climb
up a mountain side over ,i trail some
six weeks old and much In need of
repair. The scenery up the valley of
"Whistler" creek (there are hundreds
of mountain whistlers which oft times
deceive a pilgrim withthoir "whistle,"
much resembling a man tryi^a, to call
another at a distance) is simply grand.
When near the summit, reached by a
serieB of switch-bucks, tho groat "lime
dyke" is plaiuly visible, as well as the
whole country for miles around���a sort
of bird's eye view. Here and there
the mountain peaks towor away up into
thu clouds, presenting a scene long to
be remembered.
At the head of the creek we crossed
over and found tho "canvass." Here,
as we are far above the timber lino,
we tied our horse to a rock and as it
was snowing���August 5���we borrowed
an overcoat and startod the foot climb
up to where the men are busy taking
out the precious mineral. By the time
we were half way up wo had disposed
of both coats and vest, and hud it not
been for the assistance of a rope
pinioned to the. rock cliff abovo, we
wouldn't have been there yet.
As wo reached tho ore house (the top
of a glacier of ice and snow} the men
were bard ut work lowering sacks of
ore by means of a "gravity tramway.'.'
A 600 ft. rape with a'long wooden
sled, turned up at both ends, and a
block and tackle fastened to u drill
suok into the rock a couplo of feet, up
near tho lower tunnel, is the simple
mode of getting the ore down, tlio ore
loaded sled drawing up timber, etc.
As we contluued tho climb distant
cries of "look-o-u-t b-e-1-o-w" wero
heard. Looking up, much to our surprise, loose rock had started boundin
down and before we reached the first
station we were adept at dodging
"flys."        ������
The big strong ledge up in the draw,
just below the glacier ami summit, is
visible to even a tenderfoot; In fact
anybody would know enough to plant
a location post upon it; if he had nerve
enough or was fortunate enough to
scare away a mountain goat and risk
the undertaking.
The lower tunnel, driven right along
the hanging wall, is in about tlij ft. und
the rich ore, already well known of, is
growing In quantity and value. Tbe
men aro getting ready to stopo now, ns
thoy have more oro In sight than they
will take out this season, tho location
being such that no one would care to
work thore In the winter. In tho
upper tunnel tbo conditions aro tbe
same, except that not so much work
has been done. The solid ore is not
being dealt with to any extontj the
carbonates receiving tlio lessee
undivided attention. But of this wo
have talked before,
There is about twenty tons down
within reach of the pack horses, ten or
fifteen tons ready for tlio "gravity
tram,"..and three or four tons stacked
up at Ten-Milo awaiting wagon transportation to the Landing.
Messrs. Vince Lade ono of the
lessees and Andy Ferguson one of tho
owners, left on Mfeday' for the Trail
Arthur Gunn. Sum. McCaul, Vince and
Jas. Lado constitute the present
As soon as the returns from the first
shipment are made, the owners Messrs.
Ferguson brothers, intend to build a
cabin and prepare for work oai-ly next
spring. A few shipments of filOO oro
will soon put the lucky owners on velvet. The freight to the Landing alone
costs $35 a ton. The actual returns
will be awaited in the Lardeau with
Promising Claims  Staked  on the
Black Warrier Ledge.
The Sllverton Hoy Group,
MesBi-s. Jellett and E. C. Snyder of
Slocan, wero down from the Sllverton
Boy group for more supplies last week.
They have continued work ever since
tbeir partner, Mr. Copp, met with the
accident reported, be having received
a nasty cut and wag carried to the lake
on a homemade stretcher and rowed to
Trout Lake, some weeks ago, but who
is recovering nicely. The Silverton
Boy group is located in the Haskin's
basin at tho forks of the eroek, and
consists of three claims, the Rusty,
X. 10. U. 8. and Silverton Boy. The
men havo beeu doing prospect work on
all three claims, with a view to
locating the best point to commence
development in earnest. They bave
exposed a fine shewing on a cliff shooting up fi-om the Sllverton Boy, samples
of which were brought to S. Shannon,
B. A., for assay. The boys promised
to have something big to report by the
time they got through work this
Tho Surprise Group,
Jub. MeMahon, ono of the owners of
the Surprise group, where ho with his
partners have been working for some
weeks, left for his home in Revelstoke
on Monday, Mr. MdMabon is so well
pleased with the oro showings and
results of their work on the Sin prise
group that he will return in the
course of a month, and it is just
possiblo that the ownerslwill continue
sinking the shaft on the lead this
winter. D. Moi'gan is still working.
The owners hare built a trail to their
property, unassisted, arranged for
camping quarters, and taking it all
i-ound have made good progress this
Tlie (ir i Hill.
P.   Ferguson
Messre. P. Ferguson and Low
Thompson camo down from Gainer
creek last evening, where they were
doing assessment work ou the Green
Hill, ubovo Ten-Mile, in which D.
Ferguson holds a half inter", t. A fine
showing of galena is expose.: and a ton
or more of ore, right off the surface, is
now piled up. Something mora than
representing will be dono with this
claim next season.
Uklail, John ��'. Chism.
Maid of Brill.
Messrs. Hayes and Shaumburg Lave
exposed a splendid shewing of galena gy^J���  '^{���gu\^
In quartz on the Maid of Erin, some
2(i00 ft. below the American cabin.
Tiie Companion.
Napoleon Emo und C. H. Deutch-
mann returned to town last evening
from a six weeks' trip up tbo north
fork. They havo just completed the
assessment work on the Companion,
situated on tlio Horn ledge and adjoining the Centre Star. Tlio oro BUmples,
including a sample of copper ore,
brought down from iho Companion are
excellent specimens and further prove
tho existence of very rich bodies of
ore on this famous lea.I.
The $1,000 AppropriotioV is Ex-
hausted.-Waiting For Funds.
T, Downing, with fifteen men, has
peon;busy constructing a trail on the
Tbmp'ou's Landing side of l-'ish river
from tlie,Landing as far as *1000 would
go. This appropriation, the BASLE
understands, will shortly be supplemented witli an additional grant of
#2,000. 'P-liS trail is an important ono
ilnd cet'tainly- should be completed.
There is unusual activity up Fish river
this season, and the wagon road which
J. M. Kellie, ex-M. P. P., built somo
years ago into "Lardeau" City (a myth)
Tom Horn's Monster Shewing ol
Galena is Striking Evidenoe of
The Black Warrior's Value.���The
Black Diamond Being Surveyed
and Developed.���Good Prospects
Joseph C. Kirkpatrick and J. A.
Lundy have been "prospecting" on the
Little Robert group for the past two
weekB. While they have driven some
00 ft. of a crosscut tunnel, they decided
to determine more precisely the exact
location of their objective lead���locallj
known as the Black Warrior���before
continuing work. And in this they
succeeded, for they have discovered
and put in three open cuts respectively
on the same lead running direct I \
through all three of their 'group, thr
Isabella, Little Lobert and Little-
Robert No. 2, with most promising
results. The tunnel will not have tn
be driven as far as was anticipated, tc
crosscut, much to the delight of the
The famous Black Warrior ledge
shews up pr: minently through tho
Black Diamond, Little Robert and
Black Warrior groups, all staked alone:
this wonderful mineral belt, which
crosses the big lime dyke near that
Tom. Horn, the owner of the Black-
Warrior group, and one of the first
prospectors in the district, has over lot)
ft. of tunnelling done, with big results.
Ho has three big strong leads, which
in some w.iy are naturally, scraped or
broken off, exposing tons and tons of
solid ore, big samples of whieh may be
seen in Ferguson at uny timo. He has
a trail right to the property and invites
Inspection by anyone. He has the ore
and wants people to see it. The
EAGLE understands thero is a big deal
on for this group. Tom Horn boin-
one of the first in here, it is nothing
but natural to suppose that he picked
out what he considered the best and
richest locality in tbe district.
But there is "that transportation
problem" staring he as well as us ail
in the face. If the railway officials
would come in and see thoso "quarries"
uf ore, determine their richness and
the tonnage whieh could so soon be
created, surely this district would be
provided with a railway.
On the Black Diamond group, at tho
other end of tho Little Robert, the
Black Warrior ledge is being crosscut
and prospected, something over 100 ft.
of work already being dono, ore from
which runs well in grey copper and
galena, as they approach the point
aimed for under thoir big surface shew-
ing. The survey outfil, under .1. P,
Burnyeat, C. E., P, L. S,, of Vernon,
B. Ou will soon bo finished, when tho
Silver Tip Mining Co. will erown giant
the group. This property is owned
and managed by Spokane people.
There is a great immediate future
for thia poi-tion of the Lardeau district.
smelter to accompany the first ship- costing several thousands of dollars.
ment of 22 tons, which Assayer
Shannon estimates will run close
around $300 to the ton, after many
careful average assays.
The  lessees  of   the   Triune  bave
certainly lost no timo and if there Is
boys   certainly
on the other side of tho river, Is
absolutely worthless, a wagon never
even having passed over It. However,
now that we have a member who is
bent on looking after tho interests of
tho district, rather than his own, tho
EAGLE believes  that  soon  all  these
Tlie Itoiinnxii Group.
A rich strike is reported on the
Bonanza group. .1. Nelson says they
found six inches of clean ore on tho
Surface, and of course thinks they
havo tho Silver Cup, having the same
formation aud other characteristics.
Tlio Bonanza group consists of tho
Bottom Dollar, Bonanza, Xansy Hanks.
Charlie and Henry, owned by .Messrs.
P. A. Lingren, N. Lay, Martin Nelson,
J. Nelson, Chas. Dandell and Henry
Carlson. Tho owners will drive 100 ft.
of crosscut tunnel and then drift along,
the footwall.
Messrs. Nelson, ,Lindgren, Dandell
and Carlson cut the fallen timber oT
two years on tho American trail on
their way down, whicli wns badly
needed and now makes the trail
deserve  a slice of  it.    Messrs.    H.   much-needed trunk trails will be built
Diellis, A. Ward, Jas. Otto, Robt. and and maintained.
Tho Wagner Group.
Cutler T. Porter and his part}
returned last night from the Wagner
group. They have finished surveying
and will now crown grant their grout
of eight claims and leave tbem until
railway transportation is provided.
Victoria, July 31.
Owing to the death of H. R. H. the
Duke of Edinburgh, the Legislature adjourned shortly after convening to-day,
at 2 o'clock p, m. Only a few items of
business were transacted, the House adjourning over until 2 o'clock to-morrow.
Mr, Green presented a petition from
the British Columbia Hotel Company
and others, re proposed amendments to
the Liquor Licence Act, which was* laid
on the table, nnd Mr. Neill presented a
petition signed by C. Rlnns and 45 others, asking Government assistance to
build a road to afford access for conveying machinery and supplies to the
placet' gold fields at Wreck Buy, Uclue-
On the motion or the Hon. (Mr. Duna-
mulr, seconded by Mr. Martin, It waa
That the rules of order be suspended,
in order to Introduce an address of condolence lo Her Majesty the Queen and
the Royal Family on account of the
death of His Royal Highness the Duke
of Edinburgh and Duke of Saxe-Co-
On'the motion of Hon. Mr. Dunsmuir,
seconded by Mr, Martin, it was resolved:
That the following address of condolence to Her Majesty the Queen and the
Royal Family, on the death of His Royal Highness Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke
of Edinburgh and Duke of Saxe-Co-
burg-Gotha, be presented to Her Majesty:
"We. Your Majesty's loyal and dutiful
subjects, the members of ihe Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, in
Parliament assembled, desire humbly
to tender to Your Majesty and the members of the Royal Family assurances
of our profound sorrow and heartfelt
sympathy on the great Joss Your Ma*
jesty and the nation have sustained by
the death of His Royal Highness the
Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-
Your subjects in this .part of Your
Majesty's Empire have ever been most
loyal, and are devotedly attached to
Your Majesty's royal person and family, and feel keenly your bereavement.
More especially at the present time,
w-hen the ties of Colonial relationship
have been drawn so closely by events
ot great common concern, do ithey express the deep sorrow which the death
of your son, the lamented Duke, has
caused them.
We, 'therefore, venture to hope that
Your Majesty and the Royal Family
will be graciously pleased to accept this
humible, but loyal and sincere, assurance of our sorrow and sympathy In
the affliction wihtlch the Supreme Ruler,
in His inscrutable providence, (has permitted to befall Your Majesty."
On motion of Hon. Mr. Dunsmuir, seconded by Mr. Martin, it was resolved:
That the address of condolence to
Her Majesty be engrossed, signed by
the Speaker, and forwarded through the
proper channel.
On Thursday next, Mr, Mclnne* will
ask the Government:
What sentence was imposed in the
rase of Regina vs. Union Colliery Company, tried ait Victoria in October, 1899?
H*is the sentence been complied with,
and if not. why not? Is it the intention
of the Government to insist on the sentence 'bting complied with? Is It the
intention of the Government to provide for the appointment of a Bridge
Mr. Mclnnes will also ask on Thursday:
Who will have to pay the expense of
calling out and maintaining the Militia
:it Steveston? Is it true that two of
the justices of the peace wlho called nut
the IMtHtla aire cannerymen, and that
the third Justice of the Peace is a cannery sioiekeoper?
Mr. Brown will move on Wednesday:
That a Special Committee, consisting
of Messrs. Kldd, R. Smith, Tatlow,
Oliver and the mover, 'be appointed to
inquire in 'all matters connected with
the sending of the Militia to Slteveston,
with power to send for persons and
papers,  and  report  the facts to this
Mr. Helmcken will, on Friday, ask
ieave to introduce a Bill to permit the
use of voting machines in the Provlncs
of British Columbia.
Hon. Mr. Turner will to-morrow ask
leave to introduce a 'Bill Intituled "An
Act Htmevting Successive Duties."
Hon. Mr. Wells, on Thursday, will introduce an Aot to amend the Rossland
Water & Light Incorporation Act, 1898.
Mr. Kldd will ask the Government on
Thursday If It Intends to Investigate
the report that the Japanese fishermen
on the Fraser are carrying firearms In
their boats. ,, ���
A deputation from the Dairymen's
As-soHallon waited upon the Government to-day to ask for an increased
grant to assist in the importation of
breed cattle. The Association is moving to have a carload of thoroughbreds
Imported througin the Dominion Live
Stock Com mission er, at an early date.
Victoria, August 1.
The HouFe met at 2 p. m. ,
Mr. Garden presented a petition from
,1. A. Pllkeyiand others re anti-compulsory vaccination, which was laid on
the table.
-Mr. Helmcken presented a petition
from the 'British Columbia Yukon Railway Company opposing the Like 'Bennett Railway BUI; also a petition from
the British Columbia Yukon Railway
Comrany, opposing the Chilkat Pass
Railway & Navigation Bill.
Hon. Mr. Turner moved that the
House, on Tuesday next, resolve Heelf
Into Committee of Supply, which was
seconded by Hon. Mr. Dunsmuir ana
carried. The Minister of Finance explained, that this was merely a formal
notice. While the Government expected to be prepared, it was not certain,
that the Estimates would be brought
down on that day.
Mr. Green introduced a Bill to Incorporate the Pacific, Northern and Omin-
eca Railway Company, which was read
a first time and referred to the Railway Committee. A BUI to amend the
Vancuver and Lulu Island Railway
Act, introduced by Mr. Helmcken, was
also read a first time, and referred to
the Railway Committee.
Mr. Tatlow introduced a Bill to amend the Investment and Loan Societies'
Act, which was read a first time, Us
second reading being fixed for to-morrow.
Mr. McPhllllps introduced a Bill entitled the Mortgagees Legal Costs Ac;,
1900. The BH1 was read a first time
and placed on the orders for second
reading to-morrow,
MR. HELMCKEN, seconded by MR.
R. SMITH, moved: j
"That, in the opinion of this Hous.\
all Government contracts should con-
I tain such conditions as iwll'H prevent j
albuses <whlch may arise from the sub-
ettlng of such contracts, and that every
effort should be made to secure the pay-
| men: of such wages as are generally
accepted as current in each trade
for competent workmen in the district where 'the work Is carried out;
and K Is hereby resolved that the work
to which the foregoing Shall apply Jn-
��� eludes not only 'work undertaken by
j the Government Itself, but also all
works aided by a grant of Provincial
public funds and all works carried on
under franchises granted hy the Government, and .that the aforesaid policy
shall be forthwith applied to every de-
partn ent of the public service and to
all larties now performing services for
the Government."
) MR. MARTIN thought this was a
resolution which should come from ithe
Government.   It was a recognised prin-
I ciple tha' matters dealing with the registration of public affairs generally, belonged to the Government, and resolutions affecting such matters should be
introduced by a member of the Government. The present resolution was
a copy, about word for word, of one recently passed in the House of Commons
at Ottawa; and there 'the resolution
was very properly Introduced by the
1 Postmaster-Genera1], one of the members of the Administration.
| MR. HELMCKEN said his resolution
was submitted with the approval of the
Government, which he presumed, would
remove all objection. At the same time
he remarked 'that a similar resolution!
had been Introduced In the Ontario
Hause, by a private member. |
MR. MARTIN: "Of course, If the Gov-
! ernment approve of it, it is a different.
thing, but the fact of a private mem-,
. ber Introducing it led tne to think they,
' were objecting to it." I
THE SPEAKER held that the resolution should properly he Introduced by;
Ith-3 Government, hut if the Government'
gave Its consent it would he all right, j
MR. HUNTER thought there -was
rocm in the resolution for some consid-
, eratlon of the laboring man. He noti- j
ced that the man with a trade waa al-!
ways taken care of to the exclusion of
the ordinary laborer. He thought a few ]
woids might be added to include the
laboring class. I
MR. McINNES said he had every
sympathy with the object of the resolution, but he felt at the same time
that to  pass  it In  Its present shape
j would he a waste of legislation. It was
merely a resolution and nothing more. ���
i When the very same resolution was In- '���
trodueed in the House of Commons last
cession, an amendment was moved that
the Idea contained therein be embodied
in a r iece of legislation, so that if a i
workman was not getting current wages
he would hnv- a legal right to demand
| the same. He Intended therefore, proposing an amendment to that effect,
which would also Include that protec-
I tion which the hon. gentleman (Mr.
Hunter) suggested for the laboring man
by relieving him from unfair competition with the Chinese and Japs.    This
. feature was not brought up In the Dominion House because they were not
, brought in contact with it there, but
it seemed to be a most fitting occasion
' for British Columbia members to put
themselves en r.'eord in the matter,
and their resolution would have the
virtue of being beyond question of the
j Dominion Government as to Its bring
ultra vires or anything of that kind.
He therefore moved, seconded by MR.
"That, the resolution be amended by
Inserting between the words 'forthwith'
I slid 'applied,' In the seventh line, the
I following woids:/embodied Into an Act
and'; alKo 'by adding thereto the following words:   'also  that in all con-
, tractB. leases and concessions of what-
; soever kind entered Into or made by
J the   Govtrnment,   provision   be  made
j that no Chinese or Japanese shalil be
employed in connection therewith.*"
I In order that there might 'be no question aa to jurisdiction, MIR. McINNES
said he did not propose that part of
the amendment referring to the employment of Oriental labor to be embodied
in legislation, but simply that It should
take 'the form of a resolution, that the
House might he able to place itself on
HON. MR. TURNER understood that
the Government had consented to the
introduction of the resolution itself, but
whether that consent would embrace
, tho resolution as amended was another
1 matter altogether.
MR. MARTIN said this showed the
absurdity of the whole 'proceeding. Instead of introducing this resolution itself, the Government had thrown the
subject at large on the House, saying
, practically that it could not take wh-.it
I it had sanctioned or not deal with the
I matter at all. He would suggest, that
the Government should bring in its
policy In connection with the matter.
If there was anything that a government should take credit for It was an
important change in policy like that
propteed. But the Government had
preferred to stand in the rear and have
somo of Its supporters tbring forward
the measure, ipreparei to dodge this
way or that as the feeling of the House
suggested. This course <was certainly
opposed to the principles of responsible
government. That was the sort of polities followed In city or county council,
Where every member got up and did
as he liked, but here in this House the
prineii les of responsible government
should guide, and there should be a
Committee of the Cabinet responsible
for everything of this nature. Nothing
of great public importance like this
should emanate from private members,
especially on the Government side. The
course taken would make the public
think that the Government was afraid
to deal 'With this matter. While the
Opposition was not ready perhaps to
subscribe to anything the Government
might do, in this 'particular case It
would have been happy to give Us
HON. MR. WELLS said that a similar resolution had been introduced in
the Imperial House by a private member, to which same objection had been
taken, but which by general consent
had massed the House.
���MR. HELMCKEN thought this resolution stood by itself and the amendment proposed by the member for North
Nanaimo was nothing more or less than
an -Amendment sought to be introduced
In the Ontario House. He considered
that the resolution would commend itself to the sympathy and approval of
every honorable member In the House.
He had no objection to the amendment
suggested by Mr. Hunter, but was decidedly opposed to any further change,
because he was perfectly certain that
the Government would before the close
of the session introduce legislation
deallnc iWlth the matter.
HON. MR. McBRIDE agreed that a3
a general rule such resolutions as this
should come from the Government, but
instanced a case in the Ontario Parliament as a precedent for the course followed. As to the amendment offered
by Mr. Mclnnes, the Government was
not prepared at present to go to the
extent indicated by that amendment.
Not that the Government did not believe in measures of that kind, but that
it was not in a position to accept them
at this stage. The House would understand that this was an important
matter and one which should not be
lightly dealt 'with, a matter on which
same hen. members might abject to
have ���legislation brought about at once.
The proposition was so grave that they
must not deal with It In a hurry, in an
unguarded or uncertain way. He, therefore, asked the hon. gentleman to withdraw his amendment and let the original resolution go through.
MR. McINNES replying to the Minister of Mine?, said the question was
certainly a grave one. It had been a
grave matter in the Province for years,
���but he could see no possible excuse for
the Government on that score, for not
'having a policy. 'Every man who lived
in the Province had made up his mind
as 'to what was best in regard to this
subject, and surely if the people could
form an opinion the Government should
not be deterred by the gravity of the
matter from doing so. That was all
th.? more reason why it should be
prepared with a policy.
IMR. MARTIN said the Government
wns certainly putting itself In a very
curious position. The mover of the resolution said he looked for legislation
on this subject, the Hon. Minister of
Mines said legislation was intended, yet
it proposed lo vote against having an
act, on the ground that tt would vote
later on in the session In favor of such
legislation. There was something
strangely anomalous and absurd In Its
MR. McPHILLIPS said he thought it
would be derogatory to the dignity of
this House that the Government should
take direction In this matter from the
whole House. That was not Parliamentary custom or usage. The Parliamentary usage was that the House
should pass the resolution In the abstract, leaving It to the Government to
adopt that policy or not. The hon.
member for North Nanaimo was very
weH aware that the Government could
not permit a resolution of this kind to
be amended in this way. He would oppose the amendment, not in principle,
but as being coutraiy to Parliamentary
MR. BROWN did not want the hon.
member for Victoria (Mr. McPhlUlps)
to think that he could get off on such
a plea us that. It was altogether too
thin. When the Government allowed
a resolution of this nature to be introduced und accepted it, that resolution
immediately took the same position towards the House as If the Government
introduced It and was just as much
open to amendment, and the Government was protecting itself against the
amendment Just as if It had Introduced
the resolution.
MR. RALPH SMITH desired -to Buy
that he had seconded the resolution
moved hy Mr. Helmcken on the supposition that It would be embodied In
legislation. As the principle of embodying that resolution In an act had come
before the House he was prepared to
vote for the amendment. If the House
had 'been willing to make an experiment with this resolution, as the Ottawa Houae did, and subsequently employ machinery to apply it, then he of
course would be perfectly agreeable,
but he -believed In the principle, and If
the House was prepared to agree to
the resolution It ought to have no objection to embody it in a statute.
MR. KIDD took the same view of
the question as the previous speaker,
and said he would vote for the amendment on those grounds.
MR. GREEN proposed to vote against
the amendment, not because he did not
believe in the principle, but because the
Government had promised to Introduce
legislation dealing with the matter, and
In his opinion it should be left in Us
MR. OLIVER said it seemed to him
a waste of time to leave the matter In
the hands of the Government, when
the Government hod consented to the
resolution submitted by Mr. Helmcken.
If the principle of that resolution was
correct, then the declaration of the
House that it should be embodied In an
act was also correct. He certainly
could not understand the fine distinctions sought to be drawn in this matter and would support the amendment.
The amendment was then put, and
was lost on division. Names being called for, the vote stood as follows:
For the amendment���Messrs.. Mclnnes, Gllmour, Stables, Smith, E. C, Oliver, Kidd,. Neill, Brown, Martin, Curtis, Munro, Smith, R., Houston���13.
Against the amendment ��� Messrs.
Green, Hall, McPhllllps, Helmcken,
Turner, Dunsmuir, Eberts, Smith, A.
W., Ellison, Clifford, Fulton, Hay ward,
Garden, Tatlow, Prentice, Wells, McBride, Pooley, Murphy, Rogers, Hunter, Taylor, Dickie, Mounoe���24.
A discussion then ensued upon the
second part of the amendment excluding Chinese and Japanese from employment on contract work.
MR. MARTIN said that this amendment proposed in a most effective way,
to protect the workingman against Oriental competition. The question came
before them straight and plain. In the
granting of timber leases, for Instance,
they had a moift effective means of
throwing out of employment -a large
number of Chinese and Japanese in
this Province. The persons who held
these leases tmust come to the Government from time to time to ask for a renewal, and it was quite competent for
the House to instruct the Government
not to renew these leases unless a clause
was put in providing against the employment of Chinese or Japanese In
cutting and handling the timber. If
the lumbermen held that they could not
handle the timber without the employment of this cheap labor, then he (Mr.
Martin) thought the Province should
hold the areas for a day when It became
profitable to work them so as to give
employment to the people of our own
country. He applied the same argu-
ment to the placer mining leases. It
was a burning question, a crying com-
plaint In those districts that the people
who got there hydraulic leases em-
ployed Oriental lajbor to do the work,
thus Shutting white labor out. For a
mere nominal payment of $50 or $75 a
year, these lessees had 80 acres of land
handed over to them for the purpose
of extracting the gold from it. He did
not complain of "that or say it was not
night, but would say that if 'these hydraulic companies could not extract the
gold without sacrificing white labor by
the employment of Chinese and Japan- i
ese to do their work, then the House
should say most emphatically that It
was in the public interest that the gold
should remain in the land until it became profitable to get it out with white
labor employed. He thought there
should 'be no hesitation on the part of
the House In supporting thU amendment. The only difference between it
and the resolution Itself was that the
amendment aimed to be effective. The
Government Party was witling to take
an excuse for a promise, that there
would be legislation. The Government
hod not promised legislation, and there
would be nothing done. There was, no
doubt whatever that this session would
pass without any legislation at all on
this uuestion. The Government members were satisfied with that course.
But why should the House not be prepared to adopt the effective course
opened by the amendment, a measure
beyond the possibility of disallowance,
and promising relief so much needed
MR. HELMCKEN: 'After listening
to the Hon. Leader of the Opposition,
I think I may be allowed the Indulgence of the House In asking that tlie debate he continued another day, so that
we may have 'an opportunity to consider the exact purport of the amendment proposed by the hon. gentleman."
The debate was accoidlngly adjourned
until the next sitting of the House.
MR. TATLOW moved, seconded by
"Resolved, that after repeated resolutions and addresses of this Assembly,
the Government of Canada In 18SB Introduced and carried an Act to restrict
and regulate Chinese immigration into
Canada, the principal provisions of said
Act belm:
A poll tax, on landing, of $50;
No vessel to carry more than one
Chinese to every 50 tons of its tonnage;
Every Chinese person who wished to
lewe Canada, with the Intention of
returning thereto, on giving notice of
such intentlun to the Controller at the
port or -place when he proposed to sail
or depart, and surrendering'to the said
officer his certificate of entry or of residence, to receive In lieu thereof, on
payment of a fee of $1, a certificate of
leave to depart und'return;
That in 1887 this Act was amended
and Improved by the Parliament of
That In 1892 the Aot was further amended;
That after experience the Act of 1885
was found to be Ineffective for the purposes intended;
That in 1896, during the general elections for the Dominion Parliament, the
present Prime Minister of Canada, the
thi-n Lender .of the Opposition tn tho
House of Commons of Canada, gave an
assurance in the tfoflowing telegram,
which was Immediately published at
public meetings and In the press1 of
this Province:
'Montreal, May 25th, 1896.
Chinese immigration restriction not
a question in the East; views of the
Liberals in the West will prevail with
(Signed)      WILFRID LAURIER.
That, until the year 1900, no action
was taken by the Right Honorable Sir
Wilfrid Laurier to meet the views of
the Liberals in the West, who, in common with the majority of the people,
were alarmed by the growing and ever
Increasing Injury due to the steady influx of the Chinese Into British Columbia:
That legislation of this Province, Intended to ameliorate to some extent
the condition of labor other than that
of the Mongolian race, haa been disallowed hy His Excellency the Governor-
Oeueral, on the advice of the present
Dominion Government:
This House in 1897 resolved,
'That an humble address be presented!
by this House to the Lieutenant-Gover- ���
nor, praying Wm to move the Domln- ���
Ion Government to take Into consideration the desirability of increasing the
per capita tax on Chinese coming into*
the Dominion, and urging that, in the
opinion of this House, three-fourths of
all moneys received in British Columbia ports from the present tax, or (If
such tax be Increased) three-fourths of
such revenue so increased, should be>
paid to this Province, as the chief injury from the presence of the Chinese-
Is sustained by the Province and not by
the Dominion':
That this House has learned witn
deep regret that, instead of adopting;
an effective measure of protection
against Chinese immigration, the Canadian Parliament has this year adopted
what is, under the circumstances, a
purely Revenue Bill, known as 'The
Chinese Immigration Act, 1900," the
chief provisions of which are to Increase the per capita tax on Chinese
coming into the Dominion from $50 to>
$100, and that one-fourth part of the
net proceeds of all taxes paid by Chinese immigrants shall be paid to that
Province wherein they are collected;
That an humble address be presented;
by this House to His Honor the Lieutenant Governor, praying him to advise
His Excellency the Governcr-General
of Canada that 'this House Is of opinion that the 'Chinese Immigration Act,
1900,' Is unsatisfactory, disappointing,
and wholly falls to meet the exigencies
of the situation."
MR. TATLOW said there was not
much necessity for remark in introducing this resolution. Every hon. gentleman in the House was well acquainted
with this agitation. In the year 1881
a commission, presided over hy the
Hon. Mr. Chapleau, Inquired Into this
question and made a report that Chinese immigration was undesirable end
that legislation to that effect should be
Introduced. In 1885 an Act was introduced into the Dominion House placing;
a per capital tax on 'these people. In
1887 that Act was further amended to>
the effect that It gave back to the Province of British Columbia 25 per cent
of the sums so collected. This, they
understood from the speech of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, In introducing the present
Immigration Act, the other day, gave
some relief tc this Province, but the
effect was only temporary as the Influx of these people Increased from year
to year until on the eve of the Dominion election, 'the telegram referred to>
In the resolution wai despatched to
Sir Wilfrid Laurier. There was no>
doubht that the reply to that had
had considerable Influence on the last
Dominion election, but they learned after we ids that th00�� vie we if Sir -Wilfrid's were not shared in by members?
of his Government, for within four
months of the receipt of that assuring
message they found Mr. D. C. Fraser
saying In Parliament that it would not
do to keep these people out on tne
ground that they were Chinamen, and
that for himself, he desired that tha
country rhould have population and he- \
wan witling that Chinamen ae well a*
others should come in.
MB. MARTIN: "Mr. Fraser was not
a member of the Government."
MR. TATLOW went on to show the
fatlacy of the argument that Imperial
reasons interfered with the exclusion
of the Orientals, saying that the Imperial authorities had held that this
was a matter with which Colonial governments were considered competent tot
dead. He also referred to the burden
whieh the Province had to bear In receiving this Eastern immigration, and
the small quota of the per capita tax
which the Province received- from the
MR. BROWN said he believed thoroughly in the 'principle of excluding the
Chinese and Japanese, but could not altogether concur In the method of the
hon. gentleman's resolution and speech.
In the first place, the House was improperly asked to resolve a lot of things
that occurred several years ego, and In
tha next place there was a mercenary-
tone to the speaker's remarks, which
looked as If this Province was as much-
Interested in this Immigration question:
from a money standpoint, as from motives of self preservation. He thought
also the hon. gentleman showed a disposition to ute this subject as a stalking horse from which to have a shot
at the Ottawa Government. Another
objection he took to the way in whlch>
this matter had been dealt with was
that not a word was sail about the Immigration of the Japanese, which he
considered as a very Important part of
the problem. He therefore moved,
seconded 'by MR. CURTIS, the following amendment;
"To strike out all the words after the
word 'Resolved,' on the first line, and
In lieu of the words so struck out Insert:
'That It Is the duty of this House, In
dealing with the question of Oriental
Immigration,' to cast aside all considerations of party and political partisanship, and to take such action as will
demonstrate to the world how vital and
far-reaching the question really is;
That an humble address' be presented to His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, praying him to advise His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada
that, in the opinion of this House, the
'Chinese Immigration Act, 1900,' will
prove wholly Inadequate even to appreciably check the tide of Chinese immigration, while It leaves the even mors
threatening influx of Japanese absolutely unrestrained: and further to advise His Excellency that ft Is the settled conviction of this House that unless Chinese and Japanese Immigration
be promptly and effectually checked,
not only will laborers and artisans of
European race be driven from the Province, bur all trades and Industrie*
other than those exclusively, or almost
exclusively, engaged In manufacturing;
for export the raw material of the Pro- I-1
vince wHI ipass Into tht hands of Chinese and Japanese.'"
MR. HELMCKEN called attention to
the fact that he atoo had a resolution
to offer in this matter. He could not
ictee any objection to getting hia resolution on record and in order to do so
would move the adjournment of the debate.
MIR. HUNTER also offered a few remarks after which the debate was adjourned until to-morrow.
On the motion of Mr. Hayward, seconded by Mr. Klcid, It was resolved,
"That Hi the opinion of this House it
is desirable tbat a Standing Committee
on Agriculture should be appointed."
Thli resolution received the hearty
support of MR. OI/IVBR, who pointed
out that there were many matters
���which could engage the atentlon of such
a Committee, referring particularly to
the cut worm pest now prevalent in
twme parts of itbe Province.
HON. MR. TURNER also spoke favorably of the proposal and MR. K1DD
and MR. MAiRTIN also approved of
the idea.
MR. McPHIIiLIPS added a brief
speech In support of the resolution,
during which he became entangled in
aome little political differences with
Hr. Martin, that did not assist the
MR. NEILL was glad to support
auch a practical resolution, and felt
sure the results would be beneficial.
As to matters that such a committee
might deal with he alluded to the recent interview of the Dairymen's Association with the Government, nnd mentioned that the Association was now
arranging for the importation of a
lot of thorough-bred stock into the Pro-
troduce a Bill to amend   the    Land from the Fraser River Canners' Asso- BILLS   ADVANCED.
Registry Act. elation contained  the  words, "Militia The Hcu-e went Into Committee of
On Friday Hon. Mr. Eberts will in- urgently required to guard against loss th(. whole to consider the Shops Bill,
troduce a Bill to amend the Judgments of life and property."    .This last mes- introduced by Mr. McPhllllps.    Num
Mr. Tatlow will ask the Government
on Friday: "Has the Government any
authoritative   Information   as   to   the
sage was directed to the Premier, who  erous amendments were made the vari
ous clauses being discussed at length.
The Bill was reported upon as amended.
In pursuance of the resolution that
was out of town when It came to hand.
His Private Secretary, Mr. GoBneTl,
however, took the matter in hand, and
Bent a reply as follows: "Premier out
._    of  town.     Telegram laid   before  the
number of persons permitted by the Execl.,t|Voi   8teps taken."     Taken   in .       	
Japanese regulations to emigrate from conjun(.t|on   with   the correspondence  there should be a Standing Committee
Japan to Canada each month?" preciding It, this, he claimed, led to a on Agriculture, the following gentlemen
| fair inference that the Blep:< taken were  were  nominated   to   that  Committee,
i In reference to calling out the Mlitla,   namely, Messrs. Kidcl, Neill, Hayward,
|    HON. MR. EBERTS: "Not at all."
HON.   MR.   McBRIDE  said  he  had
Victoria, August 2.
The House met at 2:30 p. m.
Petitions from J. A. Pelkey and oth-
.   fett, when he stated on a previous oc-
ers re ant -compulsory vaccina lon and  auim  ^  m Governmt,nt had  nu.
Ellison, E. C. Smith, Munro and Oliver
The House adjourned until 2 o'clock
from the British Columbia Hotel Company and others re proposed amend-
thlng whatever to do with calling out
the Miflilla, that his word would be ao-
?-�����^.-li& LtCenCe Aet W6re cepteo" by  the Houae.    He regretted
very much that the hon. -member for
on motion received,
Hon. Air. Wells Introduced a BUI to
amend the Columbia & Western Railway Subsidy Act, 1898, whioh was read
a lirst time.
Hon. Mr. Eberts introduced a Bill to
amend 'the Rossland Water & Light
Company Incorporation Act, 1896. The
Bill was advanced a stage.
MR. BROWN moved, seconded by
MR. .MUNRO, that a .special Committee
consisting of Messrs. Kldd, R. Smith,
Tatlow, Oliver and the mover, be appointed to inquire Into all matters con-
Mr. Gllmour will on Monday next ask
the Government:
"What Information has the Govern-
North Nanaimo found, it improper to ����* received in regard to damage dune
do so. He was glad this discussion had
come up, for It showed conclusively
What was but a fair opinion all along,
that gentlemen opposite were not acting in this matter with a view of effecting a harmonious settlement, but for
the purpose of gaining a certain kind
of political notoriety, through the exercise of cheap talk and clap trap argument. He would now repeat, what he
had aaid before, -that the Government
by liigh water on the Fraser River this
Does the Government Intend giving
any rtilief to the sufferers by srid high
water, and if so, what is the nature of
The Vancouver & Westminster Railway Bill was considered by the Kail-
way Committee this morning. In thia
Bi'l'l. power 1�� asked to extend the Can-
had absolutely nothing to do with the  adian    Pacific    Railway    main    line
calling out of the Militia.    He might  through New Westminster Info Van-
nected with the sending of the Militia  state tbat there were certain communl-  couver.
to Steveston, with power to send for  cations from himself, purely of a prl-
persons and papers and report to this  vale nature, which were not submitted
MR. BROWN thought this resolution
would not be opposed, as there was
ex^vy reason to think that the Government would be ornly too glad to embrace  the opportunity  of having this
with  the  correspondence laid on the
table.    He was only too pleased now
Power was also asked to build
branoh lines extending 15 miles on
Either side. This last was struck out,
It being considered that the right to
build branch lines extending six mile?,
to give his consent that'these messages  given by the Railway Act was sufflci-
shouild be added to the flie which we
hon. gentleman found so interesting.
MR. GILMOUR: "If the Government
matter cleared up.    He himself had re-  had nothing to do with calling out the
ent.    The Bill will be reported In that
The Railway Committee  also dealt
with the Bill to Incorporate the Rock
collect tolls from all parties using and
on all freight passing over any of such
railways, tramways, (ferries, wharves
and vessels built by the Company, and
to make traffic and other arrangements
with railway, steamboat or other companies, and for all other usual and necessary powers, right* or privileges.
Harry Abbott, Richard 'Marpole.
George McLaren .Brown and William
F. Salihury, all of the City of Vancouver, together with such other persons
and corporations as become shareholders In the 'Company, are constituted a
bodv corporate under the name of the
"Vancouver & Westminster Railway
Company" or such other name as the
Lieut* riant Governor-ln-Couricil, upon
the request of the Company, may ap*
prove of.
The head oflice of the'Company Is at
the City of Vancouver, or at such other
place in Canada as the Comiwiny may
iron: time to time determine.
The capital stock of the Company is
$500 000, divided into 5,000 shares of $100
each, with power to increase from time
to time to any amount by the creation
of new shares of such amount as may
hi deemed expedient.
vince. This the Government had agreed . celved very contraaictory reports as to  Militia, what have ttiey to fear from Bay & Salmon River Rafflway Company.
to assist it in.     A   permanent Com'  tne necessity of armed interference in  the inquiry of this Committee'
tnlttee to look ater agricultural Inter- llon    ith ^e Btpik    lowing to     M��� .MpPmr T ip��. "Wast* of time"
����ts he thought would be an Institution  what an extent public feeling had been     MR' McPHILLIPfc"   * "*t( "! "mi ���
of much benefit.
aroused 4n regard to it.    He, therefore,
MR. GILMOUR ihoped the hon. gen-
Some progress was made with this Bill,
which will be further considered to-morrow. The main provisions of the Bill
were agreed to.    It Is understood tha:
HON.    MR.    McBRIDE said a few. thought it only proper that the facts  t Ionian would show his appreciation of an amending clause-win'be Inserted to
words in support of the idea, and Mr. j oE the case should be made public, and  the value of time in nis conduct in tne  prevent the employment of Chinese or
also added some favorable
On the motion of MR. STABLES,
seconded by MR* CURTIS, It was're-
the"bleme~ if 'any, attached to 'tlie pro-  H*>,Jae-     <Hear-   hear'>     Contrary  to   Japanese In   the construction  of  the
j?er shoulders tne opinion of tnat gentleman, he (Mr.  road.
HON MR EBERTS thought there Giln.our) considered it a proper func- The Private Bills Committee was oc-
was some further explanation called **��n ot 'the 'Government to interfere in cmpled during tha session with the Bill
for. The resolution itself was clear "tatters of this kind, in the right way to Incorporate the Western Telephone
enough, but he considered the hon. gen- and at the proper time. He did not & Telegraph Company, whioh was
tleman should clear up the meaning of 8ay tov one moment that the Govern- watched by Mr. McNeill, representing
his references in regard to "oontradlc- ment was "sponsible for calling out the the opposing Company. The Committee
"That   an    Order of the House be roports.. and -placing the blame Militia, but be did think the Govern-  made but iittle progress and will take
granted for a return of all hydraulic r      '      * shoulders"     He did  ment ahould welcome an inquiry which   the matter up again to-day.
leases granted since 1st January, 1898,! J*0" XSStlnttaM^ I Proml'eed to place the .matter beyond !	
in the Atlin District,  with names of ,    MR  FRqWN BftW that for one tnlng suspicion. ANTI-ORIENTAL LEGISLATION.
lessees, dates of application, name of hp ^ ,been iniformed on ,MondB(V tnat HON. MR. TURNER said that he be- The Government having agreed to the
ereek or river, with location or grouna ^ wouid ,have ,Deen no dlfflculty in Heved there was some intimation made Insertion of a clause prohibiting the
on It covered by each such lease; also settiing this whole matter If the Militia to tlhe Government as to the advlsa- employment of Orientals on Govern-
name of applicant and leases still in hQd not ,boen ordered ollt> He dld not blllty of calling out the'Mllitta, but the ment contract work, the adjourned de-
abeyance or withheld; ahio, return of think to censure anybody, and did not Government bad taiken no action In bate on Mr. Mclnnes' amendment to
applications for water leases, number know wnetner anybody deserved cen- that connection. The Government did Mr. Helmcken's resolution, to that ef-
������...      oa . �����  bu^    ^^ object of the resolution was  not object to the resolution except In   feet, did not take place.
merely to bring out the facts for the  the ���particular that it should 'have re-1    The adjourned debate on Mr. Brown's
| instruction of the public. | presentation on  the Committee.     He,  amendment to the resolution moved by
MR. McPHILLIPS   considered that  therefore, moved that the name of the  Mr. Tatlow, affecting Chinese immigra-
I such an Inquiry would involve a use-  Hon. Attorney-General be added. j tion, will probably be continued to-day.
Oh motion of Mr. Hunter, seconded  less expenditure of public money.    He I    MR.    McINNES    objected    on    the 	
liy Mr. Rogers, it was resolved:��� (also disagreed with the resolution in  ground     that    the    Attorney General  VANCOUVER    &    LULU    ISLAND
*That    an    Order of the  House be  principle.     The Legislature had time  might 'be required to appear as a twtt-l RAILWAY  ACT.
granted for a return showing in detail, and again been asked to interfere with ness, and could not very wel'l comfoine [ The following is the text of Bill No.
all fee allowances or disbursements re- matters with which it had nothing to the offices of 'weighing and giving evi- 23, as introduced by Mr. Helmcken, be-
ceived, paid or made by the Returning  do.   He did not see by what right they dence. ing an Act to Amend the Vancouver &
Officers,  or their subordinates,  in re-  were going to sit in judgment on these     After some  further  discussion,  the! Lulu Island Railway Act (1S91) Amend-
���pect of the General Elections in the justices of the peace.    They had acted  name of Hon. Mr. Eberts was added to ment Act, 1897":
Cariboo District in the years 1898 and under a Federal statute, and he thought the Committee^ |   Whereas a petition has been present.
at inches applied for in each case, those
granted and those In abeyance."
Appointments and Announcements in
Current "British Columbia Gazette".
The "Gazette" of this week contains
the following announcements:
The expenses of Premier Dunsmuir
In the South Nanaimo elections were
Court of Assize  will be held  In  the
Court House, Atlin. on August 28th.
CoIIum & Delong, hotel keepers and
| ferry boat proprietors, have dissolved
| partnership.
I    Temple Emanuel of Vancouver is in-
'corporated as "The Congregation." the
President, Vice-President and Trustees
I being Solomon  Weaver, Simon  Peter-
sky. Jacob Fleishman and Moses Hal-
I    The only  extra-Provincial  company
licensed is the Frank &-. Bryce, Limited, of Scotland,  capital  ��10,000,  local
| office  Vancouver.  John  Leckle.  attorney,
The following companies are Incorporated: Eldorado Mines. Limited, of
| Rossland, capital $150,000; Nelson Mln-
| ing Company, of Nelson, capital $10,-
000; Anglo-Lardeau Mining Syndicate.
of Rossland. capital $1,000,000; St. Joseph Gold Mines, of Rossland. capital
$100,000; Tamarac Mines, of Rossland,
capital $1,000,000.
His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
has been pleased to make the following
George A. Bessell, of Vancouver, to
be First Clerk In the office of the Assessor of the County of Vancouver.
L. E. Simmons, of Nakuep. to be a
Notary Public for the Mainland.
Edward E. Lewis, of Trail, to be a
Notary Public for the Province.
Edward M. N. Woods, of Atlin. "to
be a Clerk of the Peace to act at the
sitting of the Court of Assizes to be
held at the said place un August 2Sth.
Captain W. J. Rant, of Bennett, to-
be a Stipendiary Magistrate for the
County of Vancouver.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with
the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia enacts as follows:
1.   Section 2 of Chapter 73 of the 6ta
that if they were called upon to act un-1 'MR. OLIVER, speaking to the mo- ed praying for an Act extending the
der Dominion authority the result. tion, thought there was all the more time for the completion of the works
would be disastrous to the best inter- j reason 'for such an inquiry as that pro- contemplated by the "Vancouver &
erfts of the country. Such an inaulry, > posed when It was considered that the Lulu Island Railway Act, 1891," as am-
If considered necessary, belonged to expense of calling 'the iMilltla out and ended by the "Vancouver & Lulu Is-
the Federal authorities and not to this) maintaining them at Steveston had to land Railway Act, (1891) Amendment
��,ui pntfo-n,���H���i ���. *��� ^..^^h,��� n* Legislature, which he claimed hadno.be borne by the municipality in | Act, 1S97," and confirming and ratifying
S-��.r��������" .1 nlSL] jurisdiction whatever. | which they were quartered. He thought to  the petitioners the powers of the
MR. McINNES was very glad that I the people of British Columbia had a Company,
such a motion had been made in this  right to ask that the magistrates in-1   -And whereas it is expedient to grant
House.    It was a matter of general re-! terested should be removed, if It was  the prayer of such petition
gret that the Militia had been called found they had exceeded their power,
out.    They had heard a great deal late- i If. on the other hand, It was found that
ly about certain things happening that  they had acted properly, it was only
had *i tendency to shake the confidence right that they should be cleared of any
of the Investing public,but nothing had; Imputation of wrong doing.
occun-ed In recent years, with such a 'MR. BROWN did not want to talk! tutes of 1$97 is hereby amended by strik-
bad resuJIt in that regard, as the in- further on the point at issue, but de-I ing out the word "three" in the second
ference that the iMilitia had to be called'sired to .protest against the charge of line thereof and substituting therefor
upon to protect one of the Industries! Hon   Mr. 'McBride that the efforts of  the word "five."
of the Province. It was particularly | the Opposition In this connection were 2. All the powers, rights and privl-
unfortunate, -too, that the Militia had ] for polltlc-ail effect only, and mere clap- leges conferred upon the "Vancouver &
been tailed to Interfere with a people,' trap. The Opposition was acting, as Lulu Island Railway Company" by the
who according to their own convictions, i it considered, in the interests of the | "Vancouver & Lulu Island Railway
at any rote, were acting as they con-1 country, and it did not lie with any j Act, 1891," as amended by the "Vancou-
celved   perfectly within  their   rights.! hon. gentleman opposite to depreciate] ver & Lulu Island Railway Act (1891)
Amendment Act, 1S97" are hereby declared to be and to have been lawfully
exercisable by the said 'Company,
which is hereby declared to Ihe and to
have been since the 20th day at April.
1891, a body corporate and politic under
the name of the Vancouver & Lulu Island Railway Company, with all the
rights, powers and privileges conferred
upon the said Company, under the said
"Vancouver & Lulu Island Railway
Act (1891) Amendment Aot, 18!>7."
3. This Act may he cited ns "The
Vancouver & Lulu Inland Railway Act
Amendment Aot (1900),"
Mr. Tatlow asked the Hon. the Attorney-General the following question:
"Is a suit now pending between the
Dominion Government and the PrOvin-
etanley Park or any part thereof, and
would the Provincial Government entertain favorably a proposition to convey its rights to the City of Vancouver in trust for park purposes?"
The Hon. Mr. Eberts replied as follows:
"Yes. Tt is not advisable while the
action Is pending to make any change
in the ownership."
Mr. Hayward asked the Hon. the Attorney-General the following questions:
"1, Is It a fact that the Provincial
Police have boen putrolling the Fraser
River and Gulf of Georgia for the purpose of protecting licensed fishermen
from Intimidation?
2.   Was   there   any   communication  fphe Hon. Attorney-General,  upon his,its  labors by  any  such   red  herring
with the Dominion Government as to request, bad consented to bring down
their affording protection to licensed t.he correspondence relating to this mat-
flshermen on the Fraser River and Gulf ter HayinK that the Government had no-
If   so,   what   was   the
ot    Georgia,
The Hon. Mr. Eberts replied as follows:
"1.   Yes.
2.   The  following  telegram   was  re-
thing to "conceal in this matter. He
(Mr. Mclnnes) had gone over this correspondence, and found that there were
several very Important pieces of cor-
respondence which were omitted. He
wished to point out that the correspon-
celved from an official of the Dominion dence contained none of the instructions given to the officers of the Government.
Government!���'Representations made
that Intimidation exists on Fraser River  and   licensed   fishermen   unable   to
HON. MR. EBERTS explained that a
The question was then tpirt and the
motion passed.
The Government Informed Mr. Mclnnes that a fine of $5,000 was imposed In
the case of the Queen against the Union Colliery Company, tried at Victoria in October, 1899. By an arrangement made between counsel for the
Crown and the Company, at the time
judgment was delivered, the payment
llsh.   Matter outside Jurisdiction  this  spec|a,| orncer waa sent tfrom Victoria, 1 of the fine was deferred until the final
Department, and pertaining to Provincial Government. Can protection be
Kiven fishermen?' "
"The Attorney-General  informed Mr.
Tatlow that the Government did not
who conveyed the instructions orally,
to the official at Steveston.
MR. McINNES thought that unfortunately for the Attorney-General, that
explanation would not go down, quot
Intend to take any steps to validate ing from despatches from the Fraser
tax sales, held in New Westminster jnvei. canners' Association to show
District in 1896. 1 ��h.u  correspondence had  taiken place
Hon. Mr. Wells, In reply vto Mr. Tat-. jn-writing. He went on to refer to the
low, said the Government was now responsibility for calling out the Mlll-
conslderlng the most advantageous tla. In this connection members of the
means of encouraging the pulp indue- Government had contended that the
try In  British Columbia. ��      Government had nothing to do with
Hon. Mr. Prentice Informed Mr. Tat-   that matter, but he held that the cor-
low that It was the Government's intention to cancel the present list of
voters for Vancouver City.
The Notaries BUI was on motion of
Hon. Mr. Eberts read a Laird time and
finally passed.
The Liquor License BUI waa considered In Committee clause by clause.
The Committee reported progress.
The House adjourned at 6 p. m,
Mr. Mclnnes will, on Monday next,
Introduce a BUI to amend the Game
Protection Act. 1898.
Mr. Hall will on Friday introduce a
Bill entitled the "Extra-Provincial and
Loan Societies Act."
Hon. Mr. Eberts on Friday will In-
respondence disclosed the fact that 'the
Government did have a hand In that
transaction. The motion before the
House would give the Government an
opportunity of setting itself right, if, as
It claimed, It waa really not responsible. To show that the Government
shoulld welcome an inquiry, and an opportunity of clearing itself from all suspicion In the mattter Mr. Mclnnes quoted two despatches dated July 21st and
22nd, one to the Attorney-General and
the other to the Premier, asking if the
Government could send some good men,
or "MHItia" to the scene. To these
telegrams replies were on file In the
correspondence submitted, saying that
���'atemq were beins taken." From these
Mr. Mclnnes drew the Inference that the
Government had taken a part in calling the Militia out.    Another despatch
determination of the validity of the
conviction, whioh will come up for argument at the session of the Supreme
Court of Canada, which begins on the
2nd of October next.
Hon. Mr. Wells stated dn reply to
Mr. Mclnnes that the Government had
not yet taken into consideration the
appointment of a Brid'Re Inspector.
In reply to Mr. Mclnnes, who asked
who would have to 'pay the expense of
calling out and maintaining the Militia
This Act Is to Incorporate a Company
with power to construct, equip, operate
and maintain a line of standard gaugfj
railway to be operated by steam, electricity or any other motive power, from
some point on the line of the Canadian
Pacific Railway in or near the City of
Vancouver, and thence by the most
feasible route to a point on the West"
Steveston, Hon. Mr. Eberts referred   minster branch of the said Canadian
the hon. gentleman to the provisions of  1'aclfi.: Railway in or near the City of
New Westminster, with power to construct, operate and maintain branoh
lines and all necessary roads, bridses,
Section 34 of the iMilltla and Dcfenc>
Mr. Mclnnes also wished to know if
It was true that two of the Justices of ways, ferries and other works, and to
the peace, who called out the MlJUla.
were cannerymen, and that the third
was a cannery Storekeeper to which the
Attorney-General said it was reported
to his Department that one of the justices was Interested In a cannery on
the Fraser; that another was a foreman, and the third a Postmaster and
prominent (merchant at Steveston.
In reply to Mr. Kldd the Attorney-
General stated that the Government
Intended to take steps to find out the
truth or falsity of the statement that
the Japanese fishermen on the Fra-er
were carrying fire-arms, and also
whether some of the Japs had fraudulently obtained licences to fish.
build, own and maintain wharves and
docks in connection therewith, and with
power to build, own, equip and maintain steam and other vessels and boats,
and operate the same on any navigable waters within the Province, and
with power to build, equip, operate and
maintain telegraph and telephone lines
in lonneotioh with the said railway and
branches, ^nd to generate electricity
for the supply of light, heat and power,
and! with power to acquire and to expropriate lands for the purposes of the
Comrany, and to acquire lands, bonuses, (privileges or other aids from any
government, municipal corporation, or
other'persons or bodies, and to levy and
The Kamloops "Standard" has its
own "funny man" at Victoria. The latter often amuses but almost as often
however disgusts, by what he writes.
This is what he had to say, for example, concerning a recent Japanese
suicide  at  Victoria:
Strange and sad it is how crime in
soipe begetteth hardness of heart In
others. You know, of course, how much
the feeling, always intense, against
Japanese and Chinese, has been increased on the Coast by the news of
the hideous atrocities perpetrated in
China, and the all too probable massacre of the Ministers of the foreign
Powers and their families. We are
not likely on this side of the line to do
our brown and yellow beauties any
active physical harm, but few of us
would Interfere if we saw their objectionable carcasses in peril.
Here is a case in point. It was hut
a few mornings back. The rising, sun
was just beginning to gild the rubbish-strewn streets of the Capital of
British Columbia, emphasising in little
pools of shadow each unsightly depression on their macadamized ('.') surfaces, and bringing out in hideous relief the grave-like mounds and chunks
of trap-rock which mark the spots
where they have been mended (Heaven
save the mark.)
Well, at this early hour, there strolled up Yates Street, a certain friend of
mine, with a companion. My friend
Is a highly respected citizen, a family
man. and, as a rule, of a most humane
disposition. Now, nearly opposite the
Dominion Hotel stands an ancient and
remarkable frame building. It Is occupied by the Japanese Methodist Mission. In front of it are three or four
fine maple trees. As my friend and
his companion drew near, they observed a strange object hanging from the
boughs of one of the maples. Maple
trees do not bear fruit, and they ap-
fproaehed to investigate. Behold, it
was a Jap. hanging by the neck and
quite deceased. Did they rush forward
and cut it down, and strive to call
back the fugitive soul to its undesirable tenant? Not much. My friend
contemplated the grewsome sight for
a minute, and then observed, "I never
knew before what those blamed maples
were put there for, but now I understand. It's the first fruit I've seen on
any tree this season."
And my friend departed joyously, as
one who has solved a great problem.
And as he went he whistled, "The
Maple Leaf for Ever," and his respect
for that species of timber has greatly "
Evidently the Victoria representative of the Kamloous "Standard," who
by the bye got that paper not long
since into trouble with the local head
of the clan Mclnnes, Is still lacking
in good taste and discretion.
11 1     ���'"yiy   T ���|-7"" Lardeau Eagle.
Published   every   Wednesday  morning at the
office of publication, Ferguson, Ii O., by
Advertising Kates: Display ads., $1,60 per
uluiim Inch per month. Loral nils. 12 cents
��� >er (nonptiriel) line for lirst insertion ; 8 cents
ror each additional insertion. Reading notices
K) cents per line each issue. No ads. accepted
At less than full rates.
Subscription Kates ��� By mail or carder, $2.00
per annum ; $1.00 for slxmonths. To foreign
Addresses$2,50.  Stopped al expiration.
inh Printing: The Eagle Job department is
well equipped, and la prepared to execute all
kinds of printing at bonus; prices.
t^mSo cheques accepted.
Address ail communications to the
By special arrangement with the
Vancouver News-Advertiser, one ot
the most reliable journals in tho
province, the Eagle is enabled to
appear in enlarged form, and thus give
to its many readers a fullireport of tbe
provincial parliament proceedings, a
synopsis of the mining news of the
province and the pick of provincial
nows of the week, carefully condensed,
besides other interesting items.
Though the change means extra cost
in production, tho- Eaole feels
confident that it will be appreciated by
anyone interested in the Lardeau district. The Eaole will at all times
lead the procession and we hope by
spring to present the public with the
Lardeau Daily Eagle. Providence
has done its part in amassing immense
ore bodies in the hills around us, the
Eagle will strive to do its share in
bringing these resources before the
public; and once more soliciting a
joint effort on the part of those who
will directly benefit by the district's
development, we continue to do busi
ness at the old stand.
Canada BhonW  ,.vn the C. 1'. R,
Canada should iniiillsh the Senate,
If you havo mining property to sell,
advertise it in the Eagle. Come in
and give us the information and terms
can be arranged. The Eagle reaches
raining mon from Alaska to South
Every day bringB news of moro
rovelations of mineral wealth in the
Lardeau. To those who will not
believe let thorn como and see the
district, investigate and be convinced
of the claims made for our resources.
There seems to have boen some
mistake in the calculation as to tho
number of Japs who, under the new
ruling of the Mikado, can legally leave
Japan for Canada. The Toronto Globe
states that even under the latest
restriction it is possible for 6000 Japs
to legally migrate to the Dominion
each year.
It takes money to develop mines, and
the man with money is the one wo
must look to. Thore are millions of
dollars standing read' to invest In
good mines, but tho properties must
bear rigid Inspection before the capitalist will jar loose. It is the
commercial instinct in man whieh
induces them to go into mining, and
thoy go Into it as thoy would into any
othor logitimate business. Thore is
no sentiment about it. If convinced
there is money In It, thore is no lack
of funds available. Tho elomont of
chance doos not enter into it to a
greater degree than that of any other
A mining claim is realty, and a man
has a legal right to hold as many
claims as he can do annual required
work on; yet It is not wise to attempt
to grab or hold the whole countryside.
This is a habit and a bad ono. A
locality where one man or a few mon
hold nearly all the claims is not sought
by investors, and wholesale claim
holders defeat thoir own purpose.
���Just doing assessment work will keep
a camp poor forever." It is development work that makes a camp, and a
man who holds his, claims to sell at a
big .profit, Just as he would a corner
lot in a growing town, must demon-
ftrate intrinsic valuos or be "claim
K>Htor Eagle: Why aro foremen of
road gangs of from four to fifteen men,
drawing $4 a day. allowed to do noth>
ing but look on, while tho men who do
the work receive only $��.60 a day? Is
the foreman, in cases of this kind, not
supiKSied to work? Whst le thutfixtra
fl,50 for? It may be the custom, but
is it. right, where tht government
money is so scarce and so much work
needed on our trails? Between the
superintendent's salary and six or
eight foremen over small gauts, there
is about as much spont for tossing in
this district as is paid to tho laborers,
By answering the above you ��� will
confer a favor upon       A Laborer
[The Eagle doesn't know anything
about it; but will make inquiries
Smoke Cigars
And at all times insist on tbe
box bearing the ulue label.
It helps manufacturers to see the force
of paying fair and honest wagos.
The Label Committee, C. M. I. U.
J. H. Gray of Kaslo, chief engineer
of the Kootonay Railway & Navigation Company, was in Nelson last week
en route home from the Coast. The
K. R. & N. is being closely watched at
the present by mining men operating
in tho Lardo-Duncan country, who are
anxious to seethe Knslo-Lardo-Duncan
road completed as early as possible,
believing that transportation facilities
only are needed to make the district
boom. The company was recently
awarded a $06,000 subsidy and some
action is looked for daily. When asked
about tho company's action on this
point, Mr. Gray stated that the directors had not taken the initiative as yet,
and he had no information on the subject beyond the fact that if work was
to be commenced this summer it must
be in the very near future. The
engineering staff was ready, he added,
to open the work on a day's notice.
Fourteen miles of road were graded
last summer. The now K. H. & N.
have their new passenger steamer almost completed and she will be ready
for launching in a few weeks. The
craft has not been named. She will be
faster than anything at present on the
Slocan or Kootenay lakes and will be
handsomely fitted.
SCO tllut tills   l..,l,i'l IS OU .'.
and Freighting
Business For Sale
Three stages and ten head of horses,
with mail contract iu connection.
Fiftoon head of saddle horses with
Twenty head of freight horses with
five froight wagons; ore sleighs
and all necessary rigging, extra
stables at Thomson's Landing,
Trout Lake City and Ferguson.
Will sell any part of tlio above to suit purchaser.
For particulars, write
Craig * Hillman,
Wholesale Markets	
Rossland, Nelson, Sandon, Grand
Forks, Revelstoke. Greenwood
and Vancouver.
Retail Markets	
Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Ymir,
Kaslo, Sandon, New Denver,
Sllverton, Cascade City, Grand
Forks, Greenwood, Phoenix,
Midway, Camp McKinney, Revelstoke, Vancouver, Ferguson.
Manager Ferguson Branch.
by the
Kootenay Cigar MTg Co,,
gay-Scc that the BLUE   LABEL la on
each box.
The Union Label
On everything yon buy In a guarantee
Unit tlie producers thereof receive a fair
rate of wages for its production.
Insist on having the label.
t        SMOKE
%       CIGARS
Wholesale and Retail dealers in Farm Produce,
Hay and Feed, Cured Meats, Fish, etc,
Write for quotations in any quantity.    Prompt shipments.
Bevelstoke, B.C.
Revelstoke \
Abrahamson Bros., Proprietors.
Everything new and up to date.
^Wfr, Fire proof safe.
ff*3J Finest Wines,. Liquors and cigars.
^SsP' Mining men's headquarters.
cheerful dining room ; A 1 service.
..Hotel Lardeau..
/. Laugliton, Proprietor.
FergusoD, IC.
r$ &#&& $$H$H$�� -$ $$$$ $-&$���$��� SJHHWSf $%
Ferguson Packing
and Transfer Outfit.
Contracts ontered into for packing of
Mining Supplies, etc, to any point
iuthe district.
Good, prompt service, and any work
undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting from Thomson's Landing
to Ferguson a specialty.
S. DANEY,  Proprietor.
for People Who-
��� isi
till llll! {
The " Eagle" has the following list of books
for sale:
(laoaar'j Column, (Donnely) 26a,
Thu American Peasant, (Tibbie..} 25c.
Ten Mon of Money Island. iNortonl 25c.
A Tj am pin Society. [Cowdroyj 25e.
liays, iPIteliI..
Thu (toldon Bottle, IDonnely]..
ideal Republic, [Phelpsi Ron.
CliriM the Socialist 7f.e.
imorican Pooplo'a Money, [Donnelly] 85c.
Pho Little Btatemuan, [Armstrong]  26c.
Government Ownership of KallroiiiJs.,,...,
hv P. O. it.'.Urdu. lfic.
Pooma for tin! People, w.F. Phelps I0e.
in Hcl| mid the Way Out, by H. K. Allen...26c.
nut; Way to Co-operative Commonwealth.,10c.
Law, Labor and Liberty, by K. V. Debt 10c.
The Concentration of Wealth. E. Irving....100.
i\ Pure Democracy, by it. B. Thompson 25c.
Direct LogiilBtlon, by .i. w. Sullivan ion.
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������ Operated By a Big Company in the
Pool Creek Camp.
A' Strong Foroe of Men Now At
Work Preparing For the Winter.
���A Concentrator May Be Erected Next Spring.���The Managing
Directors Well Satisfied.
F. 0. Smith, Lawrence Depew, F.
Wi Hayes and C. P. Pennewell, leading   citizens   ot    Detroit,     Mich.,
interested  in the  Black Rear group,
near the heat) of Pool creek, oyer the
divide from  Circlo City, in the Fish
river district, or "Lardeau," paid tho
property a visit early last week.   They
did not visit the Lardeau camp at all;
but on their return home, in speaking
to   a   Rossland Record reporter Mr.
Smith,    on    behalf    of   the    party,
expressed the highest opinion of the
mineral resources of British Columbia,
and of "Lardeau" in  particular.   In
speaking of tho Black  Bear  he said:
"The property consists of two olaims
on Bear creek, a tributary of Pool
creek, about six miles from Camborne.
We bought it last  fall, organized the
Black Boar  Mining Company and are
just beginning to open it up.   We have
traced the ledge the whole length of
the two claims.   At the extreme west
end it is about 18 feet wide.   We have
crosscut  It  1000  feet lower down the
mountain and there lind it 12 feet wide
on top and over 25 feet wide at the
bottom of a 20-foot shaft.  We also
find it again at the extreme lower end,
but hare  not defined it there.   We
started work last Saturday on a crosscut tunnel, which should strike the
ledge in about 100 feet and will be the
main working tunnel.   We have made
a trail up the mountain, are building a
good camp and are getting ready to
make a big mine.   The ore is galena
with traces of gold and copper, and
asBaysrun $48. $50, $85 and 7H, none of
them from a depth of over 10 feet.   We
feel very good over the shewing, for
everybody tells us we  have  the best
prospects in British Columbia.    We
have the largest surface  showing  up
thore, and there lias never been n mine
in that country where tho oro  did not
go deep.   We shall eventually put up
a concentrator and iu the meantime
are awaiting developments on the part
of the C. P. R.   If we cannot do better,
we shall sled the ore down from Camborne to Comaplix, seven miles below,
on tbe northeast  arm of Arrow lake,
noxt   winter.     Tho   property   is   in
chargo of W. H. Jackson of your city,
who is our managing director."
The Lardeau District
A Dozen Shippers This Winter
=  4>
Because with the present long-hour
day many are unemployed, and the man
on the street fixes the wages paid to
theiman at work.
The price of labor is regulated by
tho supply. Eight hours would reduce
the supply.
Labor saving machinery has increased the producing capacity of
workmen, who in juBtico should be
afforded more leisure.
Tho eight hour day would increase
tho longevity of the workers.
It would give greater opportunity
for social and educational development;
It would raUo the standard of living,
upon which prosperity ieponds.
It would give men a chanco to get
acquainted with their families.
It would promote temperance by
removing the desire for stimulants
which comes from long bours of labor.
It would make bettor citizens by
giving the cltlzons more timo to understand his duties.
It would help tho taxpayer by putting tho trump at work.
It would promote tin Independent
spirit, which Is locking in over-worked
It would build up Hade unions, and
concentrated effort is the law of
success In tho militant world of
It would open up the road to every
dt3Sirable social reform.
Does your
need fixin'?
Bring it to mo at once anil I'll
guarantee its repair.   My shop
'   j- In tho Eagi.k 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
shippers in three months' time."
Ferguson is the Hub
Ferguson is the supply point
of the Lardo=Duncan country.
Ferguson is the Payroll
... Centre...
Come Straight to Ferguson
The Rossland*Nelson of the Lardeau.
Come and see the town and district for yourself.
They will stand investigation.    BUY NOW.
These sands are producing more richly just now and with gold-saving mat-bines and plates many hundred dollars have been got out In the course
of the last few days. Larger returns
���re expected when hydraulic appliances
and other and better plan! arrive, and
it appears not unlikely t'hat between
>20.(H)0 and 125,000 may be got out ere
the close of the year. There are not
ftowever many claims, the number being eight In ail. and the probability Is
that ithe sands" gold productive life
���will be comparatively short, though
satisfactory to the moderate number of
workers and owners interested. Some
��jf them think'that the gold comes from
cliffs beyond the claims, In which case
there might be possibilities of greater
permanent- of output, but the conjecture of the men has not yet been verified. The Wreck Hay beach claims are
about 10 miles from Uclulet, on the
West Coast ot Vancouver Island.
Under this caption the "Lillooet "Prospector" discusses, as follows, very interestingly, the present mining position
of the Bridge River district and makes
a thoroughly valid plea for the building
of wagon mads by tbe Province, where
most necessary in Lillooet:
Bridge River district can produce a
novel sight and we doubt If -the same
thing can be found in another camp in
the country. Tho sight referred to is
that of five arrastrag running In the
radius of half a mile all turning out
gold and averaging from $75 to $100 per
day. Prom ihe Lome arrastra one can
look down the hill and watch the work
going on at the Wdodchuck. The arrastra as is well known Is one of the
-primitive methods of crushing rock and
mining, and in the Bridge River district
where neither capitalist has ventured
much money nor the Government built
a decent trail, the prospectors have set
in and are producing the yellow metal
in good quantities, in the cheapest possible way. The working of mineral
claims In this fashion proves beyond
doubt that the ledges contain value
and if opened mp on a large scale and
milled, -would put to shame the rich
dividend paying properties 'which are
always harped upon when mentioning
���mining. Travel where men may nnd
nowhere can be found such rich free
Sold properties with true ledges that
have been proved continuous, than In
the Bridge River mining district. Lillooet needs some good mining men who
mean business to take hold of the different properties and open them up
in such a systematic manner and with
the proper machinery installed that
will not only benefit themselves but the
whole district. Last year about $10,000
was taken out of the. Bridge River
���section from quartz alone, and with
the five arraatras this year should.
��'lth .the Bend'Or stamp mill bring the
output   up   to  about $100,000.
The one great drawback the whole
district has had is the lack of roads
and trails whieh alone is enough to
discourage mining men. Besides lack
of roads ami tniils there ia too much
Jealous feeling among tho prospectors,
one not caring to say anything In favor
of another's property, for fear that he
is liable to make a deai ami be more
prosperous than another, by remaining
reticent It leaves enquirers in doubt.
If one man makes u good d��*ul all will
benefit, as by fine claim being opened
up It will enhance the value of neighboring claims. Let everyone do all he
can. as too much can not be said of
the majbr'tt)   of mineral  claims along
Cadwallader Ct U and before long a
live camp will be tin- result. The public can now see that although everyone can not own a stamp mill, In
Bridge River the miners and prospectors will overcome the difficulties and
produce the gold from primitive me-
Winds. Of course In a short .time new
people will lie coming in to help swell
the population and will scatter
throughout the district, opening up
new properties and engaging In business will all help lo make this the
kind of mining eamp it should be.
it may be added iii reference to the
above, ithat whilst Its statements of
Bridge Rivers immediate possibilities
are approximately correel the Provincial Government returns credit Lll-
looet last year with producing In
quartz gold $211,868, nnd n.d a value of
about    $40,000.      However,    ii    is   likely
-enough that some little, though not
very much, of tfhe Lillooet quarts, gold
output was missed In the Government
returns. Hence the output may have
been a few thousands nearer (40,000
than the $26,868 of ifche Government
estimates, and it is quite likely that
the local arraatras and stamp mill may
bring the Bridge River output of this
year within measurable distance of
.$100,000, though the latter estimate
.Should probably be discounted by a
moderate percentage, A sum of between $80,000 and $110,000 would very
likely prove a rather safer estimate of
the Bridge River's output of this year.
Mr. Jay P. Graves, General Manager
of the Grand Forks smelter, Is determined to get all thi�� Boundary ore
treating, that he well can. for his
works. He has quoted rates to nearly
every Boundary mining company and
states that he has offered to treat the
ore of gome mines, which are well situated and otherwise adapted for the
smelter's operations, at figures ranging
as low as between $3.50 and $4.50 a
ton. Including freight. Meanwhile the
Miner-Graves Syndicate has secured a
diamond drill, in order to make deep
borings at Phoenix, with a view to secure an anteslan well-water supply.
A contract has been let to increase
the capacity of this Washington smelter, which Is associated with the Le
Hoi mines, from 750 to 1,100 .tons a day.
Even then It  will  not suffice for the
Corporation mines at Rossland, when
these shortly all become shippers. They
will consequently be obliged to ship to
Trail. In the smelter at which point
the British America Corporation le
stated to be anxious to secure a substantial Interest.
A body of ore has been intersected
In the crosscut from the north drift
ut the ;!00-foot level of the Mother Lode
mine, in Dtadwood eamp. U is chal-
copyrlte iu a magnetic oxide of iron
gangue, The ore Is of a finer grain
than that met at the 200-foot level,
and tbe copper pyrites are distributed
very freely through the gangue. The
occurrence of this ore where encountered Is somewhat of a surprise, for it
was hardly expected that ore In quantity would be met with until the crosscut had been run 50 or SO feet farther
In. It is problematical if this is the
same ore shoot as hits been proved to
be very large at the 100-foot level. If
It he it must-(have straightened' up
considerably. It may possibly be the
separate shoot In which the main shaft
was sunk, the ore dipping out at 285
feet In depth, but this too is doubtful.
In any case the meeting with ore at
the 800-foot level is a very important
matter, since It not only proves that
there is in the mine another 100 feet
In cieptlh of ore, but finding It strong
at this lower level indicates the probability of Its continuing down deeper
still. At the time of writing the crosscut is in about five feet of ore, which
also tills the whole face of the crosscut. There has been done altogether
between 4,000 and 5.000 feet of work in
underground development of this mine,
but only about 200 feot of this is at
the :!00-foot level, 'the work at this
depth having been delayed until the
recent putting in of a safety platform
cage to facilitate hoisting the rock to
the surface.
The cross-cut at t'he 100-foot level of
the Buckhom mine, in Deadwood camp,
near Greenwood, has run into some
nice ore at 350 feet from the shaft.
The whole face of the cross-cut is freely mineralised! with -copper and iron
and the Indications are that a good
lead of ore is being entered. The stock
of the Buckhorn Gold and Copper
Company Is held largely In the Province of Quebec, Mr. Rufus Pope, M.P.,
being one of thelarger holders.
Busy preparations are being made at
this Slocan mine, for putting on a big
force of men at this mine, which is to
be worked by a new English Company
with ample capital behind it.
Mr. P. M. Chadbourn, who Is largely
Interested In the Hall Mines, Limited,
has lately visited East Kootenay, and
acquired for English capitalists, whom
he represents, a number of galena
claims on Toby Creek, East Kootenay.
They show In his opinion very well
and represent,, like good Slocan ores,
high grade properties.
It is now stated that the resumption
of work at the Hall Mines smelter may
be expected about August 7th.
The sordid story of the Klondyke &
Columbian Goldflelds bubble flotation,
with sidelights on the origination of
other fraudulent concerns, has been
partly, but only partly, ventilated before the official [Receiver In Bankruptcy in London, Eng. It was then
shown ut great length that J. Morris
Catton, the head of the conspiracy,
stopped short at -little iu entrap the
Investing public, making- many kinds
of gross misrepresentations, The end
was a bankrupt concern with no assets, and 045,855 due to various unfortunate ihureholders und creditors.
Catton was a clerk�����but it Is to be
hoped is now only an ex-clerk���of the
British War Office, and from first to
last he aibsorbed by many devices be-
tween C 10,000 and ��ll.tiuo from the
public In connection with his bubble
Company, and of the plunder he seems
to have retained most for himself. He
had. however, several associates. Amongst these was a firm of stockjobbers,
named iReaveley, who received ��1,000
for lending their names to the bubble
concern, and afterwards suggested
many nefarious devices to Catton.
Two co-directors meanwhile actively
aided Morris Catton, being seemingly
versed In not a few of the usual tricks
of knavish company promoters, and
Messrs. De Lara Cohen and H. Chester
.Master cut very sorry figures indeed
when confronted by the Official Receiver, whilst a fourth Director, ons
colonel A. It. Brown, a retired military man. proved that he was no
knave, but a very ready dupe indeed
of Morris Catton & Company, to his
own and the public's loss. Little came
out at the examination concerning the
three ornamental 'British Columbia advisory Directors, who, to do them justice, seemingly knew nothing of the
frauds which Morris Catton was putting up. They, however, lent their
names to his concern very foolishly Indeed, und for little return, as their
remuneration appears to have chiefly
consisted of a gift ��in each case of 50
deferred shares in a rotten Company���
a mess of pottage Indeed. Whether or
not Morris Catton will be prosecuted
remains to be seen, but he most certainly should be, as a warning to
'Mr. A. H. Bromley, the mining engineer of the Nlmrnd Syndicate, with
which Lord Ernest Hamilton and other
English capitalists are associated, has
brought to Victoria the firpt gold brick
yet made from the product of the Atlin quartz ledges. The brick, which
weighed 28 ounces, was taken from
the plates of the Nlmrod Company's
machinery In Its five-stamp mill at
Atlin. This stamp mill is the most
northerly in the mining world, being
considerably further north than the
stamp mills of the famous Treadweil
needs of the various British-America  mines of Juneau, Alaska.
It would Beem that first reports of
the Yukon gold output of the season
wera greatly exaggerated. Commissioner Senkler, who is likely to be able
to make a fairly approximate estimate,
states that while the yield will
rather exceed that of last year, it. will
not advance much beyond $20,000,000-
Men are being put to work at these
collieries, In order to increase the
Nanaimo District output, whlchi at
present falls to meet the demands
upon It.
The Rosslund "Miner" In Its Issue of
lust Sunday discusses editorially present developments In the camp, and
augurs, as It Is well entitled to do,
very hopefully of the early future.
Thus, the "Miner" says, among other
things: "On Friday the machinery of
a 40-drlU compressor was put In motion at the Centre Star, and within a
day or two another plant of like -apa-
clty will be started by the Le iRol.
The putting in motion of such large
plants almost simultaneously means a
great deal for this camp. It means
ihat the capacity for the extraction of
ore has been largely Increased, and
-hat more men will be employed. It
means that mining on a larger scale
than ever is to be carried on in this
eami>, and that the Industry is becoming more fixed and permanent than
ever. It means that mining at depth
Is to be attempted, and that the management of the mines here are satis-
tied that tlie mines are valuable at
depth, and are making arrangements
to extend the workings still deeper
than 1,000 feet In search for the ore
from which the precious and useful
metals are extracted. Those who
visit the mines here at the present
time cannot fail to be impressed with
the magnificent plants. In no other
camp In Canada can such an aggregation of machinery be seen- It has
cost a good mnay hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase and Install these plants, and what is their
task? In the hard rocks about this
camp there is one of the largest bodies
of sulphide ore on this continent, and
out ot the mines will be extracted sufficient gold and copper to pay the
Dominion debt. Prom the Immense
bodies which are being uncovered in
the lower levels of the mines it is evident that the aggregate amount to be
extracted In the next U0 years will run
into a vast sum."
The "Miner" then proceeds to predict that Rosland's population will in
six years grow to ^0.000, which is quite
possible and not so very unlikely. It
Is interesting also to note tha; the
"(Minor" seemingly places at 30 years
the largely productive Hie of the mines
of Rossland, recognizing doubtless
that only In very exceptional eases Indeed does the same metal mine produce profitably for generation after
generation when worked as the leading Rossland mines soon will bo, almost If not quite to full capacity. It
is likely, of course, that those mines
which, like the Lc IRol and .War Eagle,
have already produced very largely
will have future lives of large production measurable by less than 30 years,
but then many other Rossland mines
Bhould be developed from time to time,
and thus in all probability extend the
extensively productive life of the
camp to a period approaching that of
the "Miner's" suggestion. This Is
rendered the more possible by the likelihood that improved plant and better
and cheaper treating processes may
enable the profitable working of the
Trail Creek and similarly situated
mines to greater depths than those at
present considered by experts as workable.
To sat;.-r,v Judgments obtained,
amounting tn $814 and costs, against
the English-Canadian Company, Limited, there was a Sheriff's sale yesterday of the plant of the Lily May
mine, south of Rossland.
A new mining Company, called the
Nelson Mining Company, Limited, Is
being formed among a number of Nelson men, says the Nelson "Miner."
The promoters ure G. W. Taylor, A.
D. Lambert, .1. Laing Stocks, Robert
Robertson, Robert 'MacGregor, E. F.
Crawford, \V. Lambert and S. S. Taylor, The Company has a cnpltal of
$10,000 to be paid to the full amount
In to the Treasurer Immedlatelv. The
promoters intend developing one prospect at u time, with an Idea of putting
It Into a proper shape, ready to be
purchased by any syndicate. Most of
the promoters a^e practical mining
men, and three of them were the owners of the Joker mine, lately purchased by the Mansfield Syndicate.
The Company Is limited- to the above
shareholders, and has nn promoters'
stock. Th'- lines above Indicated seem
to be very practical, and If followed
should afford the Company a very
good* chance of success.
Californlan experts predict thait the
State wilt in easily future years make
an enormous yield of oil, far surpassing
the present Initial output. Three and
a 'third barrels of oil <are sltaited to be
equivalent 'to a iton of good imported
coal with ia relative cost, so California's
State iMitieraloE'Ist, Mr. Cooper, claims
of $4.86 agamaft $7.50. A big effort will
therefore be made very largely to utilize as fuel for industrial! purposes, Cal-
Iforntan oil 'as against of course our
own from British Columbia. Meanwhile, (however, special efforts need to
be made to purify 'the oil and raise its
Hashing polmt so as to "make It less
dangerous to use" iln locunotives. Hence
at 'present California oil competes only
to 'a very limited exitent with Imported
An account of an Interview with Mr.
A. E. Rand, of New Westminster, concerning 'this, appeairs In a recent Issue
of ithe Toronto "World." Mr. Rand
was one of ithe Athabasca's original
promoters and what he said in Toronto
rain thus:
"Upon arriving *n England I found
that 'the action "of tfhe 'Directors in reconstructing the Company bad been
generally misunderstood in Canada.
Everything had been carried through
on strictly honorable lines and in %he
beat Interests of 'Uhe Company, and
there was no Intention to take any od-
vantase of Canadian bidders.
At 'the time 'the reconstruction was
arranged, the mine wias earning on Its
current operations a net profit of about
$4,C00 monthly, ibut this entire amount
was being used in connection with the
permanent equipment and development
of t'he property. The Directors felt
that it was unfair to the mine to expert current operations to provide the
funds for capital account, for in itbat
case dividends would necessarily ha/ve
been Indefinitely postponed. They,
therefore, decided upon reconstruction
as the only rracticable and fair method
of providing funds that Were needed,
for iby tho assessments under this method t'he money would be contributed
equally by all holders. The reconstruction, however, had been hardly
completed when the 'output of Whe mine
was greatly increased oiwtng to the successful operation of the machine drills,
so thait the month of May gave over
$18,000 and June over $27,000. Had tihls
rapid increu&e been foreseen, It is probable that no assessment would have
been levied, but the entire deal was
completed (before It'hese returns were
known, and ithe first call had been
pail by the English holders in tihe
meantime. It was therefore Impossible to recede from the position taken,
but tho Eiirectors gave Colonial holders
until the lSbh of August to pay the
first call of one shilling, which Is equivalent to 'about Bis cents on the dollar
shares-, and have arranged to postpone
the second and 'third calls on the Colonial holdings for ithree and six months
respectively from t'he 18th of August.
This is an evidence of the Directors'
fairness In their treatment of Uhe Canadian holders, for you wlJl note that
while the English holders paid their
first call eaily in July, and have to
pay ithe subsequent calls on the 1st of
September innd 1st of November, the
Canadian holders pay 'their flrit shilling
only in August, and have until November and Fe-brUary for their remaining
payments. The Directors ihave further
definitely agreed to declare as dividends the earnings of the mine quarterly
the firs': of such dividends to be declared In September, so that Uhe second nnd
third calls on the Colonial holdings
will be provided for by 'the property.
Sufficient profits have already been earned since reconstruction to warrant the
first quarterly dividend of five per cent.,
so that the second assessment is now
absolutely provided, and there is every
reason to expect regular quarterly dividends henoeforlth, us a clean-up of $15,-
000 per month would assure 20 per cent,
tier liinnum, and with recent improved
developments, this amount should cer-
talnly be roachi*!. During June the
returns were, as mentioned, over $27,-
000, but the results that month were
so extraordinarily good that we are
not basing any catculaitlon3 on these
boing maintained with the present pant
as such results would give 50 per cent,
dividends. The -cyanide plant is now
being Installed, and we trust within a
few months to add ten more stamps,
which would largely Increase Uhe earning capacity of the property. It ahould
also Ibe mentioned thai there IS a reserve of about 4,000 pound shares In
the new Company yet unissued, which
constitutor, a valuable resource In case
of further money toeing needed In the
future .for enlargement of the equipment of 'the mine. We believe, therefore, that with the additional working
capital which is now being provided
and the recent favorable developments
in the mine and increased output the
property is lu a more 'favorable position to-day fthan it bas ever been In,
and snould give satisfactory results to
the shareholders.
The Board In London nsked me to
nominate a Director -who should specially represent Canadian interests, but
as 'tihe English Law practically limits
Directors to residents of England, I
did not nominate any person. The Directors, however, appointed myself
Canadian 'Ajent of uhe Company, In
order to maintain Closer relations With
Canadian lioldlngs."
Mr. Rand, it will thus be ��pen, estimates at a very high rate the future
dividend prospects of the Athabasca,
Which 'will do waUsfactorily, 1f *t pays
regularly even 10 or \i per cent., and
gradually puts a fair amount to reserve
or sinking fund. Mr. Rami's reference
to the hted of dlifctors residing In JCng-
Iniml Is not very Clearly put, as there I
aire Directors of English companies, who
for the purpose of holping In the management of properties reside for much
of the year abroad. But he may probably mean that an ordinary Director's
remuneration would not sutllce for fre-
Cttrnit journeys between B. C. and London 'by a resident there for the purpose
of attending meetings of the Board,
which Is correct enough. Then too, B.
C. is so fur away that a notice of a
Board meeting would not usually reach
British Colubla in time for a Director
resident here to attend it.
The B. C. mine of the Greenwood District, holds pride of place In the above
respect, having during five months
shipped In all over 5,000 tons. The
Joint output of tlhe Knob Hill and Old
Ironsides mines of the Phoenix section,
meanwhile, amivunt* to about 27.0C0 tons
and these unities will, It is stated, double
their -present shipments, so soon as the
Granby smelter opens in full blast on or
about ithe 12th Instant. The Golden
Crown, another Boundary'producer, has
meanwhile, snipped to Trail during the
two months of its producing life some
1,400 tons of ore und -the Winnipeg has
put out over 600 tons. Trere consequently seems to be every prospect of close
and healthy rivalry in production between Boundary and the Trail Creek
country within an easily measurable
period of the future.
The people of Trail are putting In a
plea in competition with Rossland, for*
tne establishment In tiheiir town of a
Provincial School of 'Mines. But Trail
Is scarcely likely to prove a serious
competitor with Rossland, though Nelson may so foe, 1* the Government
Should consider ���favorafoly any suggestion of a grant in aid of t'he establishment of a School of Mines for British.
The Lardo-Duncan has become on ore-
shlpplr,.g district tin a modest way, aa -
It will some day soon prove in a very
largv one when railroad communication ec-mes. The La/vlna, tn which New
York capital Is interested, has just sent
out 'the first part of a hundred ton trial-
The first carload of ore for the Hall
Mines smelter arrived -on 'Monday at
Nelson from the Molly Gibson mine.
Further shipments are expected dafly.
Meanwlhile, steam (has been raised at
the smelter, and volumes of smoke pour
from the tail chimney stack.
Mr. J.^E. McManus and son, of- Seattle, passed through Chilliwack to the
Mount Baker mines last week. The
"Progress" states that they have
taken hold of two groups of mining
claims from Messrs. Saviers & Hatfield, known as the Golden Chariot nnd
the Gold Star groups. The ore Is
rich In free gold and tellurium. Mr.
IMOManus Is securing these properties
for Boston and Ohio Syndicates. Mr.
MeManus, in conversation with persons here, expressed himself as highly pleased with the district, and predicts for It a great future as a gold-
producer. Charles F. Saviers will have
full supervision for both companies
at this end of the road. Such promising properties of the Mount Baker
District as have been develqped to date
are on the American side of the line
though In part tributary to Chilliwack
as a supply centre. There Is, however,
reason to believe that the gold belt
extends for some distance on to
the British Columbian side of the
Mount Baker District.
���It Is stated that 'bogus claims, as
well as genuine disputes over titles,
are preventing much Atlin development this season, pending judicial settlement of the cases, the Gold Commissioner's powers not covering the-
settlement of such Issues.
Mr. E. Dewdney is greatly increasing the working force on his copper
property on the north-wc^t ccast of
Vancouver Island, as a rosuh of recent very favorable Indications as to
the value and extent of the oro deposits-
The Rossland "Miner" states that
Messrs, Tangl and Henri have In the*
course of recent months taken out considerable sums of gold, probably about
$2,000 worth, from a placer claim below the I. X. L. mine. The deposit
la not yet exhausted, and the owners,
have lately put In a small flume to
aid their work, Which will probably
yield them further good returns. The
gold Is not washed out in the ordinary
way, but found In richly Impregnated*,
pieces of quartz,
A four-mile flume to supply the St.
Eugene mine of Moyle, East Kootonay,
with adequate water, Is now being-
constructed from Sunday Creek to
Bridge Creek, whence' It connects with
a flume already built- The big mines
call for a big water supply by a big
flume, and the work Is being pushed
by a force of 75 me*.,
iMeanwhile the concentrator at the-
St. Eugene group is by much the
largest in British Columbia. Tho first
concentrator was erected last Fall,,
wit'h a capacity of 1B0 tons per day.
Before completion, owing to the splendid development of the property, it
Was, however, decided to increase the
capacity to 2G0 tons per day. This
was done during the Winter, and the
mill Btarted In the month of April. In
the meantime development wpi'k on
the property proved the existence of
such large ore bodies thut additional
machinery was placed In the milt
during (May, bringing its capacity up
to U0O tons per day, nnd an addition to
thi' mill was immediately started with)
a view to still further Increasing the
capacity to 400 tons per day. This
addition ts now complete, and Ihe St.
Kugene Is about to put through 400
tons of ore daily.
News reaches Vancouver from
Prince of Wales Island, Johnston
Strait, 20 miles from Ketchikan, of a
find of free-milling gold nnd copper In
that district. The find was made by
Peter Johnson and his son, who were
out hunting. The boy picked up some
of the float, and found it specked
with gold. He called his father's attention to It, and they discovered a
ledge, which showed up well on further Investigation. As soon as the
news was heard at Ketchikan, a dozen
men went out and a number of claims
have been staked further up the ledge-
High copper values are stated to be*
carried in addition- to the gold.
There Is quite a possibility with the
big shipments of the St. Eugene, the
Sullivan and the North Star mines,
and minor shipments from other quarters, that East Kootenay may thle
year make a silver-lead output which
will run that of the Slocan very close-
Indeed- Together the t'wo districts
now seem fairly certain to make this
year of grace actually a record one for
the Province In regard to Its silver-
lead output, which is far more than
most of us expected at the beginning*
of 1900. East Kootenay's big and*
present yields are making a great difference In the situation, and the Province's lost ground In silver-lead production Is now being rapidly recovered^ MM
.Some Interesting Facts About the De
stnictive Cut-Worm and Methods
of Effecting Its Extermination.
The following excerpts of let/tens received by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture are published for general information:
From Dr. Fletcher, Dominion Entomologist, Ottawa, July 23rd, 1900.
"On Saturday I received your tele-
.C.tam, referring to your letter of the
17-lh, and this morning' the letter itself
���oame to hand, together with the bottle
���of cut -worms. These are I think undoubtedly Peridronra sauda, the Variegated Cut Worm, a species with a
wide range of food plants and moreover
.having two other bad characteristics,
nlamely, feeding very Hate In the season,
dand growing to a large size, thus re-
Quiring much food. A few days ago I
received the same species from Mr.
"Watson, of Kelowna, The note which
.you published for the newspapers covered the ground pretty well, but hellebore would not be strong- enough for
���cut worms. These caterpillars are so
voracious, that ParlB green or Borne ar-
���senical poison Is necessary. Spraying
does not seem to be the most satisfactory way of applying poisons for cut
worms. The poisoned bran remedy
.-gives really remarkable results, and is
.actually more attractive "than green vegetation. I find the best way to prepare this, Is to wet the bram with water
.���alightly sweetened, and then dry this
by mixing In more dry bran until the
whole is perfectly dry again, and ns a
matter of fact there will be sufficient
imperceptible moisture to make t'he
poison adhere. When the bran is perfectly dry, Paris green falls quickly to
the bottom, and ds difficult to mix with
the bran. The cut worms sent by you
all seem to be of the same species. If
it is not too late, I wish you would
send me some of these alive, although
I have no doubt that they are P. sau-
cla, as I have stated, above.
The grasshoppers at Vernon are probably camnula pelluclda. On receipt
of your letter to-day, I telegraphed
:you 'poisoned bran remedy best for both
grasshoppers and cut worms,' Indeed,
I fancy tills remedy Is about the only
one which could be applied at the pro-
sent time. This has been found extremely valuable in California where
.grasshoppers were damaging grape
vines in vineyards. I had not heard
of tills outbreak before you wrote, nnd
I am obliged to you for bringing it to
my notice. If you can obtain specimens I shall be obliged to you further
if you do *;o and let me have them.
Locusts of several kinds have been
���very injurious to Manitoba this year.
"The farmers there on the whole, have
had rather a hard time of lit, flrat with
���excessive drought, then hurricanes of
wind, followed by irost and drought
again. The locust* which did most
harm this year 1n Manitoba were not
the Rocky Mountain species, melano-
plus sj.retus, but two or three common
prairie species which seldom increase
to injurious numbers, and among these
was pelluclda, the one which I Imagine
may be the Vernon pest."
Prom Mr. D. A. Brodle, Superintendent PuyaUup Experimental Station,
Dated July 26bh, 1900.
The out worm Is still ravaging the
country and doing great damage to almost all kinds of vegetation. Professor
Fiper says that It is perldromia saucla.
I am recommending the use of Paris
green In places where it can be used,
but the outbreak Is so great that I
am inclined to think that baiting them
is the beat plan, as it enables us to use
the Paris green much stronger. A very
effective way Is to mix Hour and Paris
given 1-20 parts, into a soft paste, and
sweeten with sugar or syrup. This is
^scattered on the ground where they
.are working. I rather think that the
usual methods as for instance, one part
to 150 gallcns of water is not strong
���enough for these fellows. They don't
seem to get enough of it that way.
Trenching has been very effective in
one h.stance under my observation.
Shaking the vines such as tomatoes
and spraying them on the ground with
kerosene can be done in a limited way.
We may add to the above official remarks that the very greatest care must
be taken in dealing with the Paris
green and its infusions, the worm killer
being a poison deadly to domestic animals and children. Want of precaution may easily result in child mortal
Ity, and It is regrettable, carelessness
being unfortunately only too general,
that the cut worm .plague calls for such
a remedy.
Mr. A. C, Wilson, a well known horticulturist of Nanaimo, claims, by the
bye, I hat he has a powder which simply annihilates the cut worm In short
order. Probably this too Is generally
poisonous and needs the greatest care
in handling, though no details of It
have reached.the "News-Advertiser."
Thoroughly soaking a grass lawn with
water does a good deal, so it Is stated
up country, to subdue the cut worm's
luvtsges on grass. Other caterpillars
which seemhiEily are not cut worms,
are doing much damage also in and
���albout Vancouver, for the authorities
.generally seem to state that the cut
worm Is too bulky to climb high whilst
many of the local pests think nothing
of quite a high climb, and are In their
*own objectlonalble manner, acrobatic.
But speaking quite seriously, the various pests are doing a vast amount of
harm in nil directions.
pest worse than ever. The remedy is
destroying birds which are the chief
natural foee of the cut-worm. The
birds once more than half extripat-
ed, the cut-worms of the early future
are likely to become more prolific and
troublesome than before. The following is what is stated In the "Colonist":
The efforts of the farmers to protect
their crops from the ravages of the
cut-worm by sprinkling copious quantities of Paris green over their potato
patches are having a disastrous effect
on game birds. Pheasants are being
poisoned. At Cordova Bay a couple of
days ago a farmer counted no less than
fifteen dead pheasants on his two fields
which had eaten of the poison spread
for the cut-worms.
A sportsman, in a letter in this regard, says: t
"The question of how to deal with
the cut-worm has become more serious
than was thought of,- for I learn from
authentic sources that birds of all
kinds, but more particularly pheasants and quail, that make potato
patches and fields where vegetables ara
grown their feeding places in the early
morning, are being found dead in these
fields, evidently the work of Paris
green or arsenic.
Now, sir, there are a few questions
I would like to see answered:
Do farmers In Eastern Canada mix
Parle green with meal, or anything
but water, to destroy potato bugs? If
no, why do It here? ,
If we are to lose our blrdB In this
wholesale manner, Is not the last state
of the farmers and fruit-growers worse
than the first?
I have refrained from writing before
In the hope that some members of the
S. P. C. A. or rancher would take this
up, but It evidently has not been noticed enough.
With reference to the complaint that
Paris green and water will not kill the
worm, I think the fault lies In the
mixture being not strong enough, for
ft Is evidently the Paris green and
meal that Is killing the birds, not their
eating the dead worms."
It looks very much as If Parle green
and bran may kill off with equal rapidity cut-worm and pheasant In such
places for instance, as Lulu Island.
The problem now raised certainly calls
for prompt consideration by our Provincial horticultural experts.
Meanwhile one who has tried it,
writes to the Victoria "Colonist" to say
that a mixture of kerosene oil and
whale oil soap effectively kills the cutworm. It Is not poisonous to birds.
Dry wood ashes are also said to kill
the cut-worm.
The  Machinists  Quit  Work  From
Port Arthur to the Pacific
Coast���Local Grievances.
Special Transportation Rates for Those
Visiting Vancouver on August 8th.
The British. Columbia Fruit Growers*
Association will hold its annual exhibition In thi�� City on August Sth and
9th. Mr. W. J- Brandrith, the Secretary, announces that the following
special rates have been secured for
those visiting the Exhibition:
Per the Canadian Pacific Railway���
One and a-third of ordinary single
tare for the round trip.
Per Union Steamship Company from
Coast points���Single fare from all
points between Valdez Island and
Vancouver for round trip.
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway
Company, per steamer from Nanaimo
and Coast points���Single fare for
round trip. *
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company, from Victoria���13 for round trip,
tickets good to leave Victoria at midnight August 7th, per steamer Tose-
mlte, or by the steamer Islander August Sth, 7 a.m.; returning either by
the Islander or Tosemlte on August
All Fraser River steamers will carry
visitors for the round trip at single-
fare rates.
Exhibits will be carried from railway
station, tram ofliee or wharves In
Vancouver to the Exhibition building,
free  if charge.
An extract from yesterday's Victoria
"Colonist" Is unpleasantly suggestive
of an after result of the usage of Paris
green mixed with bran, for cut-worms,
which may, another season, make the   record collection certain at Its close.
"Le Journal" says: "We find in a Quebec paper an advertisement for a lady
teacher for an elementary school at
a salary of ninety-two dollars per annum, with lodging (not board) and
heating. And the commissioners are
not ashamed to advertise this pittance
In the papers. Ninety-two dollars a
year! A chambermaid, her neighbor
perhaps, will have twice as much.
Have your daughter educated, good
people. You see what education, applied to the noblest of purposes, brings
to those who have received it." Fortunately for the lady teachers of Pacific Canada, lives are in British Columbia cast In pleasanter as also more
profitable places. What wonder Is It
with such apologies for salaries paid
In some parts of Eastern Canada, that
so many well qualified teachers migrate
to this Province from other parts of
the Dominion?
Sir Wilfrid Laurier has announced
his determination to adopt at all costs
a policy of making Montreal the "national port of Canada." This looks rather ominous, unless there be one saving proviso In his mind, for the necessary fast Canadian Transatlantic mall
and passenger service, which can never
be established and made to compete
with the'New York services, If a port
like -Montreal, far up the St. Lawrence,
be made the Canadian terminal during
the Summer und Autumn months of
the year.
Toronto's Customs collection* were
for last month the largest on record
fo** that port, though the exact totals
have not yet reached Vancouver. During the first 25 days of July, Toronto's
collections reached no less than $4S4,S82,
those for the whole month of July, 1899,
being but 1415,818, though that was not
a bad month for recelptB. The Indications of the Incomplete month made a
Vancouver, Aug. Uh, 1900.
The machinists In tbe Canadian Pacific Railway shops here left their
work yesterday morning at 10 o'clock,
r.nd nothing was done there for the
remainder uf tbe day.
As far as can be ascertained, the
strike was not the result of any local
differences between the management
and the men, but was ordered from
Winnipeg. Official notice of the strike
waa given to LVIr. L. R. Johnson, the
Master Mechanic, it being stated that
the cause of the men being ordered
out would not be known to them until
to-day. At present the machinists are
the only class of men who have gone
out, and the blacksmiths and other
mechanics are still  at  work.
Although It was stated that the
strike was not caused by any local
disputes. It was said by .some of the
men that they had grievances which
had something to do with the strike.
They claim that certain clauses of the
agreement upon which the relations
between the Company and the Machinists' Union are based, have been violated fay the former. But according
to a telegram from our correspondent
at Winnipeg, the reason for the strike
is the action of the Company In reducing the number of its employees,
on the ground of the poor crops In
Manitoba, with the consequent result
of a reduction In the amount of grain
to be transported, and the corresponding falllng-off in the West-bound business���which the Company claims has
already become apparent���the men
claiming that this is not the real
ground for the discharge of a large
number of them, but that the Company's action is Intended as a blow
against the Union; that preference In
employment has been given to nonunion men, and that efficiency and
length of service has been entirely ignored In the discharge of t*he. men.
About 25 men were discharged on
Tuesday last at Winnipeg. As the
result of the decision of the Union, the
machinists at all the shops of the
Company between Fori William and
Vancouver, to the number of about
600, went out on strike yesterday
In reference to the statement already mentioned, which was made yesterday by some of the men hero that
the Company has not kept Its agreement, they claim that the following
clauses have been violated:
"Article 3, Section 1.���The Company
will not discriminate in any way
against any machinist who may from
time to time represent any of his fellow workmen on a committee of investigation."
Mr. iMacClain, a machinist. Insists
that he was discharged because he was
selected to present certain demands of
the men to the management. The latter, however, state that he was discharged because he was absent from
his work for three days without permission.
"Article 8, Section 1.���It Is open for
a machinist at any time to draw the
attention of the Master Mechanic
when trade principles are violated, for
the matter to be investigated."
The claim Is made that wben representations were made to the local
authorities, they were not investigated
as ihey should have been. They also
state that another article, providing
that men having others dependent on
them for support, should have the preference of being retained, when reductions were made, has not been observed.
(Article 6. Section 1.���"When any
complaint cannot be satisfactorily settled by the foreman, master mechanic,
or general master mechanic, a small
committee shall be granted leave of
absence and furnished transportation
to lay the grievance before the management at Winnipeg; but the leave of
absence must be confined to once in a
year, and during the months of (May
and June. Before Interviewing the
management, the complaint must ho In
Accord!ns to the arrangements between ���the Company and the Union,
passes lor delegates -are Issued by the
Company on a written call for such by
the Central Committee at Winnipeg.
on the supposition that this formality
had been compiled with und In order
not to delny the delegate's departure
while Inquiries were made of the Genera, Manager, at Winnipeg, the local
mamigep.pnl here issued a pass on the
understanding tha if it was found this
formality had not -been compiled with,
the pass would be returned ami cancelled. When the General Manager
telegraphed that this requirement had
been omitted, the pass was accordingly
cancelled. This Is the explanation furnished by the General Superintendent
here in regard to this matter.
The officials pointed out that with only
half a crop in the Province, there would
be only half the freight shipments, and
following this shortage there would be
a corresponding falling off In the imports. In fact, they claimed that the
latter was already noticeable.
Against this the men's case is presented as follows:
"At a meeting held on Winlnesilay
night; of a Committee of boiler-makers,
machinists, blacksmiths and allied mechanics, it was resolved that the reduction of the staff was a direct blow by
the Ccmpany against the Union under
falso pretences of decrease of business;
that the Company Ignored whatever
overtures were made to them Cor better
conditions; in tbe reduction of the staff
the Company practically aimed at the
active members or the unions; that
preference was given to non-Union
men; that efficiency and length ��p!" service was totally ignored.
These resolutions wore endorsed by
each of the unions and it was on these
grounds that the strike was declared.
Preparations are being made here
by the rival townsite men of Allison
and Princeton for a keen struggle to
secure the location of the Government
buildings of the Similkameen District.
Ex-Governor Dewdney, who Is interested In Allison, is doing his utmost
to secure the Government favor for
his townsite, In preference to the older one of Princeton, and incidentally
assailing the policy of the late Semlin
administration, which he states decided for Princeton. Whichever town receives the appropriation has a good
chance of becoming the chief Similkameen centre���hence the struggle.
The "Colonist" says: The total shipments made to Dawson by one Victoria firm���S. Marks���this week net
over 60 tons, and the freight alone will
exceed $7,000. The invoice value of this
shipment Is close on $30,000, and to Insure It a premium of several hundred
dollars had to be paid. This is perhaps the largest individual shipment
made by a single local firm, and is for
Mr. Marks' wholesale branch at Dawson.
The Sanitary Department condemned
more old shacks which will promptly
be destroyed, unless the owners make
valid protests.
The Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals Is doing good work.
It has caused the levy of a tin- of $35
on an expressman named Bute, for
cruelly illusing his horse and has also
decided to "call the attention of the
Government to the system of grocers
selling poison, and recommending irs
discontinuance, as no register is kept
and It is difficult to trace the purchaser of poison." The result has been dog
poisoning made easy in only too many
The Provincial Reformatory here has
long been known as one of the most
absurdly easy places In the world from
which to escape, as many a hail boy
has proved. A recent result of this
has been that four boys, occupants of
the Reformatory, anmed Bullock, Jar-
vis, Weymouth and Ferguson, made
their escape on Wednesday morning
by removing a bar from one of the
windows, crawling through the aperture thus created and taking to the
woods. They have not been arrested,
Jarvis and Bullock had four years to
At St. Saviour's Churoh, Victoria
West, on Thursday the Kev. W. D.
Barber united in marriage Henry W.
Harvey, of Enderby, and .Miss Eva El-
linor Harrap, third daughter of the
late S. T. Harrap, of Nottingham! England. The bride was attended by Miss
Gwendoline Harvey, of New Westminster, as her maid at the ceremony. | Both  bom
Captain Brecht, a Swede, who is the) Both boats
banks and grasshoppers and cut worms
are "playing the deuce with the gardens," even resisting such drastic remedies as Parts preen and hellebore.
The Indians too are being supplied with
strong drink to a. greater extent thara
usual, and making night at times hideous and even dangerous. Against:
these things may, however, be set improved prospects, as regards local mining.
E. C. Cordingly, charged with Incendiarism under sensational circumstances, has elected for speedy trial
before judge Form on Monday next.
The Nelson saw mill narrowly escaped destruction by fire on Wednesday. Effective work by the Fire Brigade fortunately warded this off.
The 'Miner" says: To have rhts
river stocked with salmon bus been a
problem which has been under consideration for some time by the citizens of Nelson and also by tbe Provincial Government. It is known that
salmon come up as far as Bonnlngton
Falls, but they have never been known?
to come any further. Many of the
people are recommending the placing
of a run at the Fails. This Is one ot
the questions which will undoubtedly
be discussed at some length at the*
meeting of the Associated Boards or
Trade at Nelson. It is thought that
the Board will ask the Government for
aid in  this matter,
Bush fires raging around this town
have been threatening great damage.
The Dundee concentrator at one time-
caught Are, but the llames were got
under and by the latest accounts special precautions are obviating further
serious danger to mining and otbett-
The cut-worm and the grass-hopper
are doing great damage here as elsewhere in the Province.
An outbreak of. typhoid fever ha.*
probably been prevented at Vernon by
the cleaning of vegetable matter from
the water works dam. The water had
become very foul indeed.
Tbe municipal incorporation of this
city and Columbia is a probable event
of the early future, as the Grand Forks*
Townsite Company has bought out
the Columbia Townsite Company. This
should remove one obstacle to amalgamation.
The KaohiniiU* Statement of the
Grounds on Whioh the Strike Was
From Our Own Correspondent.
Winnipeg, Aug. 3.���The machinists,
boiler-makers and fitters employed by
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in the shops at Winnipeg, Fort
William and other divisional points
west to the Pacific Coast, went out on
strike this morning to the number of
about 500. On Tuesday last aibout l!5
men were discharged by the Company
owing, the officials explained, to the
project of hard times, and the less
amount of work that would naturnlfly
follow  with the  reduction  In  traffic.
master of the steamer Mabel, is reported missing and his friends are very
anxious concerning him.
Lieutenant Akroyd. of Vancouver,
has resigned his commission In the 3rd
C. R. V. and returned lo his Mainland home. He is succeeded by Lieutenant S. F. Clark.
The Chinese merchants of this city
wish well to the Jubilee Hospital, They
have opened a subscription list In aid
of the building fund for the new resident medical health officer's residence
In connection with the Hospital. The
list opened as follows: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, $60;
Chinese Hospital Directors, $25; Tal
Yune & Company, $'10; Yuen Lung,
$2��; Wah Yuen. $20; Loo Qee Wing,
$2fi, nnd Lee Mong Kow, $6, making
a total of $190 ns a beginning,
Mr. Ralph Smith, M-IM*.. whilst here
speaking on Saturday evening for the
white fishermen on the Fraser River,
declared that he had nevertheless no
sympathy with threatened violence or
intimidation. He hoped thai reports
that this was suggested were unfounded. It was no business of a
trade union to practice Intimidation on
men ready to go to work, though unionists had every right, of oourse, to
combine to refuse themselves to
work save at their own price. Mr.
MacCialn, who followed, for his part
disavowed all connection With throats
of violence, and declared that the only
reference he had made to the Militia
was to read"' a letter from a Vancouver
friend; saying that the writer honestly
believed that if the Militia had left
In the day time instead of by night,
they would have been pushed into the
river. Mr. 'MacCialn then viciously denounced the Vancouver and New
Westminster press for alleged misre-
representation of the Issues and incidents of the struggle, and appealed
for funds on behalf of the striking
fishermen. The Collieries' Union nfter-
wards made a grant in aid of $230.
According to the "Standard" the people of Kamloops are by no means
wholly   happy   Just* now.   The   mos-
qultoee are terribly bad on the river  beaten to-day,
Montreal, Aug. 3.���The first day's International race for the Seawanhaka Cup-
between the American challenger Minnesota, or the White Bern- Club, St. Paul,
Minn., and the Canadian defender; Redcoat, came off on Lako St. Louis to-day,
and resulted In an easy win for the Canadian boat, by ti minutes and 20 seconds:
There was one Inch difference in ihe
length of the boats, tho Redcoat measuring 25 feet 7 inches, and the Minnesota..
2.", feet li inches. The Minnesota also hart'
the lighter crew, Skipper Griggs and hi*
men tipping the beam at WI lbs., against
6-lii lbs., for the Canadian crew. Skipper
Duggan having won the toss, selected n.
triangular course for to-day's race. the
distance being twelve miles, three times
round. When the signal for a start ���was
given nt 1.30, there was a slight northwesterly to westerly breeze blowing, Th*
Redcoat got over the line first. Botn
boats stood on the starboard tack audit was soon apparent that the Redcoat
was drawing away from the Minnesota,
The Redcoat worked up to windward,
the American boat making lee-way. and?
constantly luffing to avoid the puffs, ami
It was soon apparent that the American
boat was no match for the defender, Tim
wind came down tho lake in puffs, and
the Minnesota appeared to be unable to
carry her sail. The Redcoat turned ih��-
first buoy of the first round ut IHSrW,
the Minnesota following 12 seconds later,
now hoisted reaching jibr.
cached very fast nnd ii wn*
soon evident that the Minnesota was closing up the distance, As they approached
the second buoy, it became a matter ��>t
dtubt if the Redcoat could make very
much more on the windward work than
the American boat would on iho reaches.
However the Redcoat passed the buoy
with a lead of 32 seconds. On the way
down before tha wind, it was seen that,
the Redcoat sailed faster than before, ami
thai the Minnesota gradually dropped behind. The Redcoat rounded the last buoy
of the first round at 2:02:80, the Minnesota following 1 minute ami Hi seconds
later. This was the fastest round for ihe
boats during the day. On tho first log ��f
the second round the Ftedeoni began tack-
lng into ihe wind, while the Minnesota*,
sagged off to leeward. Her drift was nog*,
men ted bj the carrying away of her peak-
halyard, and for some time the boftt
ptunded along with her mainsail flopping around in the wind. At last Bha
was luffed tip. and tbe peak taken up ami
relayed, and she filled up again, but she
had lost heavily and rounded the first
buoy of the second round '���'> minute-, 4i
seconds behind the Redcoat, It was now
evident that the Canadian was a certain
winner.  The American boat  was     very
tender, in Ihe hard puffs nnd appeared hr
bury herself In the water, and have difficulty in coming )<> the wind quickly. <>��
the roach after passing the buoy, tin American boat did not appear to do quite ;i*
well ,is before and rounded the second
buoy of the second round 4 miliums 2Jp
seconds behind the Redcoat. The Canadian
boat increased her lead to Ti minutes",
when she rounded the last buoy, on tho
second round, at 2:80:50. On the first, lesr
of the last round the Redcoat again
showed superior work to windward, and)
passed the first buoy r, minutes 80 seconds ahead. In the second teg, which witn
a reaching one, she gained another mium>
and 12 Seconds, The Minnesota, however,
nfier turning the second buoy, sailed!
down   before the wind  in   fine style,  anil
lessened the distance between the boats
by 22- seconds. The Redcoat crossed the
finish line at 3:16:18 nnd the Minnesota*
at 3 i21:38.
The following is the elapsed time:
Redcoat���1 hour, 4f, minutes, 18 seconds.
Minnesota���I hour, Bl minutes, :>s seconds,
Difference-* minutes. 80 seconds.
After the race. Skipper G-rfggn
stated that ho had foolishly tried a new
sail, und the centre-board would have
been much b.-lter set a foot nnd a-half.
back. However, he intended to usfl the
old eiatl to-morrow, and hoped for better
luck, but thry had been, he added, fairly
"fCJM.-Af��.��t*. .u- ON THE WING ITEMS
opeps   on
Pack horses are scarce  in Ferguson,
H. II. Johnstone of Rossland, is in
tho camp.
Coinaplix's  new   school
. Monday next.
* When hungry or thirsty drop into
the Hotel Lardoau.
The less said about horse racing in
Trout Lako City the better.
* When in Trout Lake City register
at the Queen's. Host service in the
Andy Ferguson returned from' a
business trip to Revolstoke on Saturday.
Read tho proceedings of the legislature. A detailed report now appears
in the Eaolk.
Good progress is being made with
trail repair work. Tho wagon road is
fairly dry and passable.
The weather of the last three days,
make a person wonder what be did
with his summer's salary
* No need to send your watch out of
town for repair. Guaranteed work
done by S. F. W. Gainer, Eagle bldg.
Jas. Lauder of Revelstoke, returned
homo on Monday, after doing some
staking and assessment work up the
north fork.
Rev. J. A. Wood will visit several of
the Kootenay Methodist missions next
weok. He is chairman of the district.
* Perfect printing punctually performed pleases particular people. Is
the EAGLE doing your printing? If
not, we.'re both the losers.
* Fresh fruits and garden vegetables
received daily by A. G. Fraser, Thomson's Landing.' Send your order in at
once.   Filled and sent up first stage.
Over 150 loaded pack horses left the
stores of local merchants for the mines
during the month of July. This month
and next doublo that number will
J. M. Doyle of Revelstoke, manager
P. Burns & Co.. was in town on Saturday evening. Ho reports the meat
business rather quiet for this season of
tho year. r
' Fine now fresh stock of groceries
and supplies of every description, just
received by A. G. Fraser, Thomson's
Landing. It saves money to outfit
with Fraser.
Mr. and Mrs. D. McLennan of Trout
Lake City, and their guest for the
week. Mrs. H. J. Han bury of Revelstoke. paid Ferguson a visit on Friday
afternoon last.
The Industrial World, Rossland.
will appeal' as a semi-weekly from this
date. A. C. Thompson, the editor,
etc., seems to be on the move���in the
i'igh.1 direction.
Tho desks fur Ferguson's school
wore received by Secretary Shannon
from Preston, Ont., last week and will
be put in placo at once. School will
open on Monday next, with Mrs. Wilson in charge.
A. Johnson, proprietor of the Revelstoke Herald, arrived in Ferguson on
Monday evening to look after his mining interests up the north fork. He
returned home yesterday, well pleased
with the progress of the camp.
There are more people in the camp
this week than heretofore this season.
Every day brings mora strangers.
Quito a number of persons have completed their representing work and arc
leaving for their homes on the outside.
Thos. Taylor, M. P. P., has socurod
a provincial grant of $25,000 aB a
starter on tbo Big Bend wagon road.
Engineer Lionel II. Buck is In charge.
A further appropriation of $50,000 will
bo asked for next year to complete the
A Visit to the Nettie L., Ajax and
Brow by the Eagle.
New and Unexpected Strikes In
the Nettie L- Orey Copper Ore a
Predominent Feauture.���Crosscut
Tunnel Being Driven on the Brow.
���Nettie L. Lead in the Ajax.
The Eaole made an afternoon trip
to tho Nettie L., Ajax and .Brow,
Nettio L. hill, a few days ago, The
crosscut from the east drift in the
Nettie L. is in over 25 ft. and still no
sign of the footwall, running in ore all
the way. Down in the winze whore
work is being pushed ahead, a fine
new strike, or rather an unexpected
widening out of the lead is shown. In
the upper stope the ore is so rich that
it Is being sacked right from the pay>
streak. The Eaole secured one of the
finest samples of grey coppor and
galena that ever it set optics upon in
British Columbia from this point.
Average samples will run 3000 ozs. to
the ton. From this ore a high-grade
test shipment will be made just to
demonstrate to the world that over
$50(i a ton ore can be produced in the
Lardeau. Work is being continued in
the lower tunnel, drifting at presont,
and Foreman B. Crilly expectB to put
on another shift of men at an early
date. A few hundred sacks of ore lies
piled up at the ore house and there is
enough blocked out and in sight to
ship five tons a day all winter if need
be. The company will ship 500 tons or
more as soon as rawhiding season sets
in, railway or no railway. The Nettie
L. is improving with development and
each visit reveals more and better ore.
The dump is growing larger as a
consequence of more careful ore sorting. There will bo thousands of tons
lying there ready for a concentrator by
next spring.
On the Ajax very little is done, but
tho east drift spoken of above is almost
under Ajax ground now, shewing that
tho ledge runs right on through what
will prove to be just as rich as the
Nettie L. property.
The Brow, owned and now being
operated by the Lembke brothers, is a
further extension of the Ajax, but as
there is considerable wash and timber
on the "hog's back" at this point, the
ledge is not visible on the surface.
The Lembke brothers havo already
driven 95 ft. of a crosscut and expect
to catch the lead in a few weeks,
Where the assessment work was done
a year ago, above the present tunnel
thero is an outcropping of galena in
quart/., but until the lead is tapped
below nothirrr much can be s.iid. The
locut'nn is all right, the boys are
working "full time" and the Eagle
bespeaks and hopes for thoir success.
T. A. Wilson, M.D., CM.
h. R. C. P. & 8.   [Queen's University.]
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
Ferguson, B. C.
Harvey, McCarter <$ Pinkham
Solicitors for imperial Bank of Canada.
Geo. s. McCarter. . J. A. Harvey.
A. M..Pinkham.
White, Gwillim <f Scott,,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A. H. Holdich, M. CM.I.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Services in school house every
Sunday at '���< p.m.  Sunday Bchool at2 p.m.
Trout Lake City : Services in ForreRter's
ball everv Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday
school at 2:30p.m.
S. j. GREEN, Pastor.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
JB^AH kinds of Photographic work done.
Mining properties a specialty. Local views for
sale.   Call at office to see samples.
Ferguson Shaving
Wm. Schnell,
All branches of tho tonsorial art executed with
ambldextcrious dexterity.
Mrs. A. G. Fraser and Mrs. Tobin of
Thomson's Landing, were visitors to
tho payroll centre by Friday's stage.
They returned on Saturday morning.
They expressed great pleasure with
the scenery and enjoyed their visit
immensely, but "OhI that awful road!"
.1. .1. Langstaff, editor of the Trout
Lake Topic, and the Eaole scribe will
leave here on Friday next for a three
.lays' jaunt up the north fork of the
Lardeau, taking in the Old Gold camp,
Horn and Black Warrior hdges, Spokane group and others in that section
of the country.
Send the Eaole to your friends, or to
anyone you think will become interested In the camp. It passes from ono
place and person to another, is read,
extracts copied into larger papers; the
news will spread. But give us a lift to
do tho introductory work. Printer's
Ink made Rossland; it can do the same
for tbe Lardeau.
Win, Bennett of Sandon, is in town,
Thos. Downs of Revelstoke, is in the
burg to-day.
Winter supplies are already being
packed to summit camps, preparatory
for continuing development work all
the year round.
* For fresh fruits, or any delicacies
of the season, send your order to A. G.
Fraser, Thomson's Landing. It will
be filled promptly and delivorcd to any
point by tho first stage.
There Is nothing now, as far as the
Eaole knows, in the railway situation.
Some, who profess to know, aver that
wo will still have a railway this season,
But most of us In here aro becoming
Dull timos are reported in the
Boundary district; also none too brisk
at Rossland, Nelson, Revelstoko and
Slocan. Sandon is busy building up;
while the Lardeau is plugging along
much as usual���but no necessarily idle
General Blacksmithing
and Repair Work	
Prompt ly tittended tn at moderate rales.
Horso shoeing a specialty,
Imperial JBank ..
General Uankino, Business Transacted
Interest allowed on duposilK in Savings
Department at current ratcB.
A. R. bThEARN,
The largest and most
complete stock in North
Kootenay. We can outfit your home or hotel as
complete and cheap as
eastern or coast firms.
Prompt attention to mail
orders; shipments made
on shortest notice. Ask
for quotations.
K. Howson & Co.
When you want a Cool
Refreshing Drink
Enterprise Beer
AH Lardeau's leading hotels handle It.
Manufactured by tho
Enterprise Brewing Co.,
Revelatoke, B. 0,
Get Your Next Suit
Made to Order
And made by tin. We guarantee fit, finish
and quality. Thoprleu will be vory little
more than (or a linnd-me-down. And the
money Is kept in the eamp.  "Square" shop.
R. S. Wilson, Revelstoke.
��    Druggists
Chemists     (g)
If you need anything in
Semi to tho
Leave Your Watch
With A. C. Cummins, Ferguson, and he
will guarantee prompt and sate delivery
of your WATCH tome.  Repair depart*
ment Ih in charge of K. N. Doyle, an
expert in EnaliHb, HwIbh and American
watch repairing.   All work guaranteed.
A tine  line of Diamonds,  Watches,
Clonks, Hllverwaro; Gold and Silver
Klcctro Plating and Engraving.
J. Guy Barber,
C. P. R. Watoh Inspector,
Kevelstoke, B.C.J
Located in   FergUSOll,   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 other \
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,
Miners' Supplies,
Groceries, Etc.
Post Office Store
Ferguson, B. C.
f" | 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.    Close cash prices.
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
More to Freight Saved By Buying Miners' Supplies From lis.
C. B. Hume & Co.,
Wholesale and Retail
����   General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay.
rroi'TJAt. Revelstoke.
Imperial Brewing Co., Limited.
Manufacturers of Lager Beer, Porter and all kinds of aerated waters.
.    Satisfaction guaranteed. -p   np   TTT   p.3Q1.c~
All orders by mail or J-/.   A.   VV .  X CdlGC,
otherwise promptly attended to. manager.
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