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VOL.13. NO. 32
FEKGUSON, BRITISH COW MBIA, OCTOBER 3, 190 '.
FEAR.
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Gordon Hunter Suggests Whai. Tho Government Should Do To Aid
British Columbia Prr speotors.
D. HALFORD, B. D. SHEWS TOE PEOPLE HOW TO GO ABOUT IT
What is Good For Tho Prospector ia Good For The ��� Whole People���
What iy Good For Tho People Tho People Should Havo, If Tho
People Rule ano^pe Professional Politician Is Turned Down.--
If The People Most Interested Would Work and Vote For Their
Own Interests The Solution Would Soon Materialize.
Gordon Hud ter, whilo in Kossland I tend to oreate ill reeling between the
last week, in connection  with 'the Lo
Roi Mining company's assessment ap-
employer and the employed*
In these days of close competition
peal, as counsel for the crown, gives some trades ure  fully as well paid as
somo vigorous and Independent ideas [the profits of the business will allow.
as to (lie true policy which should lie
pursued by tiie government in on-
couraglng tho individual prospector.
To a Record reporter hu said:
"The idea muat occur to cvoA'y man
who visits the mining^ camps of this
province as thoy are today, that the
man who actually discovers the property, as a rule, profits nothing by his
discovery, Invariably it ultimately
becomes the property of tho wealthy
capitalist.
"It seems a irreab pity that the man
It is amongst tbe employees of trusts
and corporations that low wages and
long hours prevail. Not contented
with screwing their workmen down to
the lowest notch, employers as well as
workingmen suffer from corporate
tyranny, and anything that tends to
antagonize them, should if possible, bo
evaded. Tho wage earner has vory
little to expect from the great political
parties. The so called leaders aro
capitalists themselves and nearly all
legislation   is in   their interest   Ou*
who risks his lire and suffers personal jcasipnally some measure of relief is
privation in these mountains should not passed by tho legislatures* hut is given
bo assured the greater part, at all For the same reason-a burglar srives n
events, of hlfl euorgy and enterprise.     watchdog a  bene.   The British Col-
'.' My opinion, bused on olose.obser- umbia people are neither blind or fool-
vut,i'>n, is that It is the duty of the ish; they see how arrogantoapitalisapt
government to bring about a radical to become, especially when combined
chap'- . in <: .��� .'.hole matter, und to i with political power. Yes, the people
introduce soro measure having for its'aro in tho galleries, but thero is no
object the guaranteeing to the discover-! reason why thoy Ahould remain thero.
erof tho beneficial ownership Of his Let them try thelrhand at nominating,
claim. as well as votins', and then we should
"Isee noreason why a mining fund see the laborer *i i o hia truoplucein
should tifcl be established, my $500,000 nation of laborers.   Call   it, by what
DUNCAN RIVER PitO  I   .CTORS.
Four  Locations  Mado   Near The
Mouth of CariL i   Creek.
J, A. Netterfleld, &N. Taylor, Alex.
Green and ,T, NI, Brown, who have spent
tho last two months pro. ���pert ing over on
the Duncan river and tributaries, returned to town a fow days ago.   They
report a long hard trip but a profitable
cue, in as much us they succeeded iu
finding and staking ^(hut they considered valuable   miner��   ground,   Aftor
going from here to the Old Gold camp,
where they waited anew days for settled weather, thoy prdgpected right down
to   tho  mouth of   the   Duncan,   Mr.
Netterfleld havjng ffpne on down tho
lako  to Kaslo to record, returning by
way of the Slocan.   KVhilo they found
more or leas open ground���and  fairly
good too���it was nor, until they reached
tho well known Cariboo creek (upon
which tho I'hnpiro group Is staked at
the head) thatthosh'Swingssuited them.
And strangely enough,   though prospected before hore, thoy   ran onto a
ledge from 2 ft. to I ft.wide, with a lead
of solid galena from 5 to 8 Inches in
width.   Upon this they carefully prospected for a few days,  with the result
that they staked four claims, the Duncan King, Galena Prince, Selkirk and
Wax Work.   Tho   owners havo now
disorganized and gone hero and thero
to spend the winter, two to the Slocan,
Mr. Brown to his home In Whatcom,
Wash., and Mr. Nejterfleld expects to
leavo for Rossland lu a fow days.   But
noxt spring, if nothing unforscen transpires, they will alt 5'oturn and put in
the summer tn this] district���to which
they havo pinned bjjbir faith.
���   /v,;,,\
roduotlon This Winl     Wil s All Previous Sos
Put Together.
IHE MING DEALS POT THROUGH AM) OURS PENDI
Tho Nottie L. Will Probably Lead, With Tho Silver Cup Seo on::.���Tho
Trii no Ore Will Soon Eo At The Trail Smelter.-Cromwell Shipment Being Packed Out.-The Eevenge and Chamberlain Gold to
W, II. Jackson of Rossland-The Monitor Settlement.���Another
Contract To Be Let on tho Hob Roy.-Promoters Inveetlgatiag.
Nuttlo L. Bit ae And BIiuMftemcmt.
is one thing about the Great
Mines company, who own the
i uere
Wester t
Nettie i
or
eh
always
tbuua
hoars;)
Maria;,
ho wii
profi !���'.
the lithe h
were a source
tho directors
mine is alway
it is anyone's
rhntevor they i re doing
do. of public Inten ������:. is
given to the press, and
mr avoids having to take
laae 11 work upon. "When
1 was here a few days ago
3 than aatisjied with the
sing in
trlkes
tuune
to b< devbtod to tbo
development ot
tmtr."
we will,  . b(     ' in ty or pooplo
I   \ 11 '          J pt'OI   iLC-y ;,
'i o government
party
or nationalis'      i'ty, tho crying
.- ��� i -   ���ti i" b ��� ���""
; ol 'ill.    .������'���n' ���:.
. ".- party ivbioh
expe to al various j ol
Is in the prov-
will
guarantee to ths   producer tho
ince,   whose duty   It
would bo, upon
prospootdrs,   to
li'iilih
farce
of bis labor.   From time to timo
���iii'.r. patriotic men titter notes or
no;, only to bo fi arod and laughed
thai I
the i
mcc1
on Ih
for a
oomiu
v to
lOCt !;'l
nt wo
mid
Id,
ision j at by tiie vay men individuals theytt��-e
bio
i, advance ouf ol this fund, apace regardless alike of law gr public
���ai-ity of the claim itself, and opinion, knowing that whether the
11 interest of sayton or fifteen  government be "grit" or conservative
por cent., reserved to cover the possible it will certainly be capitalistic.   The
. mistakes of expert-*- whatever sum he ! British Columbin workingmen have n
recommended to he expended. I d
" In this Wfty the prospector would  c
retain 85 per eent.'of hie interest in the i 1
claim,  and money could easily bo ad-!
vanned from time to timo if tho expert
considered Such   advances warranted.
"In this way every able-bodied mnn
In the province would have an opportunity to try his luck in the mountains,
If eo disposed, with the assurance that
if he struck a good prospect he would
be   able to secure tho   fruits of his
enterprise for himself and not havo to
yield up the greater part in order to
keep even a small interest.
l,| foe! f��ure that if Buch ti policy wore
adopted an enormous Impetus would be
given to the prospecting of
tales,and that new mining oamps would
on u\) on every side, with tho neceB-
cible.
must i
labor.
Into
does
t tho
mado this
tl and the i
satisfaction t
morally. Tl
pen for inspi
vilego to go and see its
and
drift,
m and
r iady forthe smelter, Tho cabin lei:
been completed and Is now occupied by
the miners, An output of 200 tons ol
8300 ore net -860,000���is a wonderful
bowing for a property which last year
was undiscovered and only worked this
season by six men, without capital.
Ef the same instunceoccurred anywhere
else In Canada it would cause a
pede to the so inej but because it is In
tho Lardeau It doesn't move a whisper.
However, next year's developraoi I i
this wonderful property by the ownors
wiP stir up tho natives aud outsiders
to such an extent that a railway will
hove in sight. Then we can tako oil
oiu1 hats and "'let'em all come,"
THE WORLD N3JSKIH SUCH MKN.
Rev. R..T. Thompson gave an inbH'os!-
Ing and instructive incline on Saturday evening Inst in f.uughl n's ball,
the subject .baftg Henry Ward
Beocher. Mr. Thcftm on having walked from the Lttai ���--. 1. railoe wai
probably net nthls be?t, but for two
hours he held his audience attentively
and all present must have boon bene*
fltti ; by h >ai Ing En detail of --���:,',,i a
life s that lived by ! mi ��� Ward
i lei cher.
Mr. Thompson:- n prograsaln thinker and a forcible . lerfker, and were h ���
to .:i ��� more of!:: attention to the present*! ay evil sooial conditions, and the
euro, hoAvould soon spring Into prom-
ore   bodies for themselves, and con
teous treatment at the he   '     '' Pi n
man Crilly Is assured,   No notices   to
"keep   o ' the gr-i   ."   ���       "Li
board'1   with a  hi jh-falut inj ���
manager, supposed to look wis    i t]
draw   hi     Hilary,    wl :i     M       nine
super!     nth ��� I :"
a : trai  '���'��� business board, n<
In mlr. ��� I mi ������������'���'��� :!������������.       -
helping tn   bring th
front i '   .-���     ���       ������   ���
And thi  i on< on wi tfiei
rac o.' ry o   Uieli,   sun    unt ev    |
difficult;    r.;} oui I    I'      nn Iter I  i   ���
��� will ��� ���. ;;   eoon jj    tho ra1      ���'
itioj   io
The Rovet
��� tuid Cli&wbei'iiilu Sold.
opi
savy consequence of a great railway
and Industrial development, as It is a
well known fact that, the buflJness of
our shipping mines is worth moro to
the railways than numbers of farms.
"The true policy, In my opinion, In
phoi.i. I a to on courage the poor but
thrifty and enorgetlc proppcotor and not
to give a bonus to people who are already indep "'.don;."
edge weapon   with  which he
it,  viz. union and the ballot.
mod, and properly officered tho
rmy of labor should be invin-
rbe   combinations   of capital
met by similar combinations of
Let the various   unions come
le  great  federation'   Capita'
t monopolize the  brains ' and
intelligence of  the   country.   There
are hundreds of men working in our
mines and at  the bench, capable of
governing provinces or . making laws,
and theso are tlio mon  who  will ooine
lo the front, to lead and guide you v. Inn
the time comes.. Tf tho wage earners
would only do a littlo serious fchtul ing,
���  ���; nm-j they would see that thoy havo a r ira idy
inthelrown hands.   The government
is of their own making, for the majority
of votes cast at an election aro oast by
workingmen.   and    yet    they   allow
them&elvos to be played onoagaini I the
other, by unscrupulous politicians, who
car ��� mthln - loi thei ie:    pt v hat they
can gain by their votes,
The true solution of the labor problem lies in tho unification of fill wage
earners In one great combination and
political union/will naturally follow."
amonj
rittlly in
th
inenc
unit
desired change. ':
to be done in thi*?
the pulpit, with
Thompson, lo join
in the advocacy
would soon become
o affe -v] and aid
ing about the much
.���-���;���" Ih n great work
lireotlon, and were
such men as Mr.
;he free-lance press
if social   reform   it
an easier propoi
��� -���;:���' m   Pel        I.
as
T ..
the hi
ready
i    ore i    im
��� ��� -.-
i
���   ��� ���
���
;-
��� ��� -ado [brown or
��� dump- ���-.      ���   rl
with    th    ad ���   nt c
rjnllk   '   ���  '" of Lure1
tha Nettio L. has   i
being accea!: ���" ��� '' ���       I,
n '  ;   til  tl �� snow
1 ��Fish crook camp seems to have
tho dr ip on us for actual sales thia
n, so far. Arthur Evans and
Lorenzo Wise tier arrived in town on
Moi ii;- evening, Arthur havinj' returned from        dan .    I   re he
��� rec sive ho -������: b-dow n portion
ale fron W. I '���. Jackson of thai
;    h already largely interested
u thi    elf si idol.   The  proj i
the   ������ ��� ill   known   Rei      -���   i   A
..��� ���!: Iu   .: ttms,   local   I   ��� I   the
hi ���   ol Sable creek, near the fan ou i
��� ro p.   The owners do nol
���   tbe i     ���'������:'  i- f 'ived, for p
it th   Eaole 1   ass red that
put   i      both ol them on easy
���' ir.. ������ hili   anyi . ���.    ��� he m. jor
aki ���  r;>
ht Is thoir :'>
pro]        i        >menl
the,        insider  thei     [ves  - ,
roll
SI   ',;>i;.. ���   ������      "     '..������.
I trail or   wo
felt :������ this stu     ��� f
:���' IQLEllO]   ���    tO ������' ! ���
of the   ������ ���   -  mem
next sens*
i
- ���
��� ;.
1
tion for the masses to look heavenward.
But in the meantime their time is
largely occupied in eking out an existence and enriching the private ti '���'���
and monopolies. "'With tho toilers,
promises of mansions in tho Bkiosure
no longer current; they want
hore on earth instead of ,-: dry on
eternity."
Rov,   Thompson also conducted religious s rviees Im ���  on Sund      fl i
noon, Rev, Green 1 iviug taken
tion in Re\ il itn   ��� for the day.
VTHITOR9 TO i'HK NISI'TIE I,.
If. Godsal, a brother of F. VV. Godsal
In this day of capitalism, strikes and
struggle for existence it Is refreshing
to seo at least one B, C. clergyman havo.
an opinion of hlsown-a right ono too-! u'ho is interested in>he Nettio L, mine,
and not afraid to express it.   D.Hal-
ford, R. D. of Cranbrook, B. C, in a
TheSUvflr ���     ���"������������
.'he working force  at the  ('up ha .
j.' ��/���[,.;     ���,, -rl' ,( .-,     ,..,!     ,l(,.v,
thri o or  four mi   , i
-*,- mar :hin - dovri      ��� '���'
TI1M HOTEL VISTUU
The m .  :,,: '���''������'    to the II"' '
gusi ;  is now fl        Ii    mil   ���      for
;'    do irs an   ���     '��� -       When com-
��������� ted [t will mal ia bifl  i ap tivoi
in the hotel, as the 1   ���  ������-
���   '������-'���:   !'..-    ��� ami Bring  -
The entire bou ������' '   to be ' ^ n
furnace.   A   billiard  and  poo)   l i I
will bo Installed in the main bull< ' i
Cup 1 as app trontly re
lev lop ion! ���
hlo iked nut    bt a'
... ( ...   ( . |, ,.
������"������''���'���������
iht- tho cam] an;
two ob ' ��� lies,   To
I        ',���       '     '
.-j   th ���  '-;���'���
���1       ��� atlon no .
Irtvo what i   local
��� ��� ��� -i ;
i nl     o
���"     . :   .-���   r
���
;���     ���   ���        ...'������
���
ore
���   .
...
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The RpokfttlH '
A!      .. '   En  Im 11   ".     I     itlnl 'S-
I thai ��� ! ���'
,     ���        .
mt ii '
'! ��� il  [y,   . "
H. Jackson
ioka ago
Instru stlo      ivitn   Poi-emaa
to   ' ,! isq     let"   knvn   lor   Iho
''onO itobor !��� t.    PI ;-    i ��� been
���    mn     splen-
thls summei', n   steady
fain ��� i ' i be
1
'  ��� ��� ���. ��� ���  .
���   n
..      iok
,   ���       thoo    I
An up-to-date
and an associate A.O. Kli'by of London,
Eng, were in town on Friday nod Saturday lajt. In comjimiy with manager
W, B. Pool tho part}' visited tho Nettio
L. and upon their   return expressed
recent article to the- Moyio Leader
offers the following as a truo solution
of the labor problem. And it is well
worth a careful perusal. He says: "To
a oitizen Of British-Columbia no arpu-j themselves as very much pleased with
ment Is required to prove that union is Uhe mine nnd they wero particularly
strength". But union is strength* only (struck with the genera] grandeur of thd
when it is {-systematic and thorough. I mountains, valleys and lakes in this
Tho trades'union nf today is too ex-1 district. As might he expected from
elusive, and is surrounded by tuo man" ; anyone not used to an embryo mining
restrictions to becomo general. And camp they wero bewildered with the
yet if labor is ovor to gain Ito just | many strange expressions heard here,
rights, it must bo united. Strikes ore! and also the western mode of doing
bad, whether successful or not; strikes i things in. general.
oparti:
, i���
winler ni"ii
thS :
and  i ''ii ���:.
.<v;l1. C >,K.".:
io  during the  long
near at hand.
.... tho work wit!
machine ��� '   ."
.... ���      .-.
length ef 1    ir roi
ai   of I ran; portal       '  ���
....      .......
���, 'li i , the em    ;���''''���.<'-:'
the oro blocked i navy
trail     nation     hargi iGM
is not In   '     ��� ;;!'"' '���'  tay; bill  :
pain 'ully predomlnai thisdl brict
,,.��� .-.. .,, i..,.-,,., ,.:.j;., ������ 0 . ,.., ittnue
	
:���
���
. .   if 2u per
,.   ' lircctore
.... all rl
......
nussiDKK-C s/i   i<.:im:ssv
proverbial b> i rl -.   ,    ��� ���.;.,;., j.;���
in.   !    11 t. '������ ' ' ��� ..     ���      ���,
Thi   ' Properl i.
Vosi ;:i ol  �� ! ntliatti, O it
:.. il. i...i.
c
tban
will I
coral !������ h tiui
Tho Ti'tnn
eathor hai
-���; i
"In  regard  to tho Lardeau road,
whieh you toll me Interests tbe people
of Nelson, I can only state that nest
ipHng  will   probably pee some
iCtion  taken   there.     Last year  wel
spent $260,000 in grading a section of     Th
tho road, and it wjis;'our intention to tho ore produce
complete tho work this glimmer, butJThoTrl no oro
the failure of Manitoba crops anu1 other at u g" d   ral
matters  arising in tho interim  com- remains open f<
Polled  us  to  draw  ia our hornsv'*��� the Bummlts i
President Shaughnessy in Nelson. have thoir proposed 200 tons out and | jeotive ledge is oroseout.
n
port
if their
' V-
Nt IS
adv
the 1
u..
sed  by
expeotfl
ob 1 toy
,'.d
i util the ob- MARTYR MISSIONARIES.
Flight of Party of White Men and Women From Shanse Province to
Coast at Hankow.--A Fearful Experience.
Brief mention was made in Wednes-
day's is ua uf tin terrible Incidents attendant on Hi.- Hlght -u' a party of refugee missionaries from Shanse Pro-
vince to Hir- coast ;it Hankow, occupy-
lng 50 days from June 25Wi to August
14th. The "North China Dully News,"
writing ou the above says: Of nil
the provinces, Shan e holds the record
for diabolical massacres and barb&rt-
tles. At one time it looked as if rait a
single foreigner could by any possibility escape the murderous purpose of
Yu Hslen, whom our Mini ters so supinely allowed t<> be made Governor
there. Fortunately some have escaped,
A party of refugees from Shanse have
arrived at Shanghai, after encountering such sufferings and hairbreadth escapes as will be difficult to find a parallel for anywhere.
The party consists of Mr. and Mrs. A.
R. Saunders with two children (other
two of their children died on the way),
and Mr. A. Jennings and Miss Guthrie,
all from Pingyao; Mr. E. J. Cooper and
two children from Lucheng, (Mrs.
Cooper, Miss Rice and Miss Houston,
al ti from that city, were killed on the
way or died from injuries received);
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. E. Clover with two
children, and Miss Gates, from Luan.
All are members of the China Inland
Mission, and of the nineteen who start"
ed
FIVE   PERISHED.
The story they tell is as follows:
All was quiet In Pingyao up to the
20th of June. The Magistrate was
friendly, and had issued a proclamation
denouncing ihe IJoxer3, and promising
protection to foreigners and Christians.
"We were aware that there was trouble
on the route between us and Tlen-Tsln,
hut did not know much as to what was
going on. or anticipate danger. On that
day, however, we received a letter from
T.'iipuan enclosing a copy of a .proclamation which had Just been issued hy
Yu Hslen, the Governor, in whieh the
people were informed that China was
at war with foreigners, and that all foreign devils must be destroyed. On the
back of that, we learned' that our Magistrate was having hia favorable proclamation taken down from the walls,
and that a mob had already began to
demolish our chapel in tlio city. Later
on in the evening, a mob arrived at our
house in the suburb, and we were driven to lake refuge ln the yamen (native
ollice.) The .Magistrate declared he
could not help us. He had received orders no lunger to protect foreigners,
and
BADE US DEPART
In peace. At length. In answer to our
entreaties, he agreed to send ua to Tal-
yuan. IT)'.- li distant, under escort, so we
started north for the Capital, We got
within 20 li of It without adventure,
When we met a native Christian whom
we knew, lleelng south. He Implored
us to turn back, as the Inland Mission
had 'been already burned, the Roman
Catholic establishment pulled down and
all the foreigners were in the Baptist
Mission compound, surrounded by a
great mob who were threatening to burn
It with all who were inside. On this
we turned back towards Pingyao, and
our escort at once left us. We had not
much money, and the people demanded
exorbitant prices for everything, even
for'the simple permission to pass along
the road. We sold our clothes land
pawned whatever would pawn, Including our wedding rings, and in this way
reaching our station at Lucheng,
SAFE HUT STRIPPED.
Lucheng had not yet been rioted, but
only two days' peace was allowed us
when, with friends there, we had to
flee for cur lives at midnight, with nothing bm one donkey-load of bedding
and a supply or* silver, which we divided up amongst the party, Which direction to take we did net know. To go
north again was out of the question,
and eastward to Shantung was equally
impossible, so we made for the south,
hoping-to get through Honan andjllupeh
to Hankow. But we only got -10 li from
Lucheng when we were stopped at a
large village by some liOi) people, who
demanded money. We could not satisfy
them. BO'they seized our donkey, and In
sheer wanton mischief tore all our bedding and clothes to pieces. Then they
Stripped us next, taking each person's
clothes, hat, shoes and stocking--, and
little store of silver, leaving US nothing,
ladies and children alike, but a single
pair of native drawer.* eaoh. In this
affair we lost the natives who were accompanying us some of whom we fear
were killed, while we were driven along
the ri ad by men with clubs. It was a
terrible situation. The blazing sun
burned us to the bone, and some of us
had not so much as a little piece of rag
to wet and put on the top of our heads.
At every village we were attacked and
driven from one to the other
WITH BLOWS AND CURSES.
The villages there are very 'thick, and,
before we got clear of the mob from
one. ihe mob from the next had already
arrived to take us In band. Neither
food nor water could be obtained. How
we contrived to exist we hardly know;
for days our only support was found In
the filthy puddles ��� by the roadside.
When we reached a city It was a little
better. Apparently each Magistrate
was anxious that we should come to
our end In the next county, so when
we went to the yamen they would give
us a little food, and send an escort to
: ee us safely over the borders of that
particular yamen's jurisdiction. Arrived at that point, the escort always
left us, and we had to struggle on as
before.
Miss Rice was killed on the road 30 U
north of Tseechaufu in Shanse. That
day both she and Miss Houston sat
down on the road side saying they
would willingly die, but walk another
step they could not. In the previous
city the Magistrate had given us a
small piece of silver, which we -had to
carry in our hand, having nowhere else
to put It. We thought we might be
able to hire a cart for these ladies with
this piece of silver, so two of us went
to a village to negotiate. The villager
refused the cart, but at the same time
they pounded our knuckles with a stick
till we dropped the silver, and then
drove us down the road away from
our party. Just then It began to rain,
and the party, with the exception
the two ladies, retired for shelter to an
empty guard-house near. There a mob
fell upor them ami drove them on, and
in this way the two helpless ladles got
left and were
BEATEN TO DEATH.
Nothing ould be done till Tsehchau
was reached, When the Magistrate sent
back to Inquire, Miss Rice was found
to be already dead, but Mi.ss Houston,
although dreadfully injured, was siill
alive. She died afterwards at Yum-
mung in Hupeh, and the body was
brought on to Hankow for burial,
The crossing of the Yellow River was
one of our most trying experiences. The
yamen had placed us in parts, and promised to send us over. But as soon as
we were In the boat the carts di-ove
away, and the boatmen ordered us to
bind again, as they declined point blank
to have anything to do with us. Far
two days we sat on the bank of the
Yellow River, not knowing what to do.
We were like the Israelites at the Red
Sea. Pharaoh was behind; neither
right nor left was there any retreat,
and no means of crossing over. On the
third day the boatmen unexpectedly
changed their minds, and took us over.
The first city we came to south of the
river was Changchou, The Magistrate
here was bitlei^y anti-foreign, and said
had we only arrived twenty-four hours
tooncr he would have had the pleasure
of killing us all. His orders were to
allow no foreign devil to escape, but
the Empress Dowager had taken pity
on them, and he had just been instructed 4o have them all sent as prisoners
into Hupeh. Accordingly, from this
point we were sent on across Honan,
from city to city,
AS PRISONERS,
by the yamen. some In carts and sometimes mounted on the hard wooden
pack saddles of donkeys. For food
they gave us bread and water, and nowhere showed us any kindness till we
reached Slnyangchou, the last city In
Honan. Here we were no longer treated as prisoners, and here we met with
the Glovers from Luan, who had arrived there after a similar journey.
The Hupeh magistrates were exceedingly kind. At the first city, Yingshan,
we were supplied with food and clothing, and kept in the yamen live days,
as the read south was blocked by soldiers proceeding to Peking, whom It
would not be safe to meet. The Yingshan native Christians also sought us
out and showed us great kindness, as
they also did at the cities of Tehngan,
Yummung and Haokan. Mr?. E. J.
Cooper died at Yingshan of the injuries and hardships undergone, and her
body was brought to Hankow for burial, Thus ended at Hankow, on the
14th of August, a journey of 50 days
duration, of which the wonder is that a
single one survived to tell the tale.
 :o:  |
A HOT WATER LAKE IN EAST
KOOTENAY.
Tlhe Canterbury "Outcrop" Eays:���
While prospecting about 10 miles up
the north fork of Horse Thief creek,
Frank Stockdale discovered a lake of
hot water about 8,000 feel above the
pea level. He states that the water is
30 hot that flie could not bathe In it.
The lake Is situated on the summit of
the range of mountains which divide
Horse Thief and Number Two creeks,
and is Hie uppermost one of three lakes*.
The other two are of cold water and
ach Is about a quarter of a mile below the hot one, which is on the very
tup of the divide. The day he was there
the hot water lake seemed to be much
higher than usual as around the edge
there was grass for about ten feet out
n the water.   The lake appeared to be
i cry deep In the centre and the water
a very dark blue, similar to that of
Lakes Superior and Ontario. Mr.
Stock-dale is very much Interested In
his discovery, which is certainly verg-
ng on the 'phenomenal, at such an
altitude.
ALL A MATTHROF CLOTHES.
Snys the Creenwnod "Miner," nf Friday last, apropos  of il  vexed  lOCal qili'S-
tlon nf road building:
In response to a cull Issued by Mayor
Hardy, a meeting was held In tho oity
hull last   night to discuss the West   Pork
road question. All thos conversant with
road building in the city were present
and spoke, So far as the West Fnrk road
Is  concerned,   the   mutter  Is   In   just   tho
bo me position that it was bofore tho
mooting was called. Mr. Thruston spoke
of the advantages of the route he had lo-
rated, and Mr. Wood spake of its disadvantages. In fact both gentlemen spoke
ten often, Mr. Wond had the advantage
of nnl appearing In bloomers. Mr. Thruston was clothed In the most wnnderful
pair of panties ever conceived In the
warped brain of a London tailor. With
an (iii'llenco In mining camps of the West
It Is Impossible to wear bluomers and
carry a point, and the meeting last night
wns no exception to the rule. Mr. Thrus-
tnn had certainly the best of the argument all through the discussion, and was
the best posted on road building. Every
preposition he made was a reasonable
one. He Is a clever nnd witty public
speaker, and knows what to say at the
right time and how to say It, but all
through the discussion on roads the
thought would continuously Intrude Itself
how can reason possibly be enthroned
above such an awful pair of pantnloons.
To this thought and this alone must be
attributed the failure of the miners and
others to take Mr. Thruston's propost-
tlona seriously."
Mr. Thruston was apparently arrayed In
some kind of a golf costume, familiar
enough here In Vancouver, where even
the unsportsmanlike nffect them, but
abhorrent to the Kootenay  miner.
The music-loving sallor'% favorite tune
is Nep-tuue.
HOW CHINA IS GOVERNED.
Bribery and Corruption, Espionage and
Tale-Bearing Chief Attributes of
Its Officialdom. - Emperor
a Figure-Head.
Writes Archibald Tt. Colquhoun, In
the Japan "Advertiser":
The idea of family life, which
Is so important In China* is the foundation of government. The Emperor
is the Great Father, bound to give protection and nourishment to his people,
and they on their side to yield the complete submission ..f children. This
thought runs through all state papers
and edicts, and the sacred duty of
filial obedience Is insisted upon. Rebellion, therefore, is Regarded as parricide, and parricide is considered as
the moat heinous of crimes.
Despite all this, t'hlna Is the classic
ground of rebellion, and the country Is
hardly ever free from disturbances In
one part or another. This anomaly is
only one of many which confront us
In this land of paradoxes, but the difference between theory and practice Is
not perhaps confined to the Celestial
Empire. As a matter of fact, the Chinese, under an autocrat, are perhaps
the most loosely governed people In
the world, and are -accustomed to manage their local aff;iirs without interference from the Central Government.
While theoretically believing and acknowledging the ineffable supremacy
of the Son of Heaven, the Chinaman
is practically a law unto himself, and
ready at the slightest provocation to
declare his convletinn that the Emperor Is no longer acting in accordance
with Divine wishes, and that therefore
his alleglence Is forfeited.
To turn from the abstract to the
concrete. The Chinese civil administration has at its head
THE EMPBROK AS THE APEX
of the Government pyramid; in effect,
however, he no more governs absolutely than a constitutional sovereign or
the president of a republic, and though
he Is supposed to possess the power of
initiative, he is practically only able
to pass or veto the measure*.-! presented
to him, or he can return them to the
boards for reconsideration. The method
of procedure is by memorials addressed to the Throne, which must pass
through the various boards, and be
finally considered by the Great Council.
The country Is divided Into a large
number of districts, each about as
irge as an English county, known as
Hslen; In each Is stationed a magistrate, who has in his own hands all
the functions, civil and military (the
civil Is always supreme In China), relating to the district. This hard-worked ofllcer Is the unit of the administrative system, and Is always Chinese.
His task Is no light one, and If he falls
to get on with his people he can expect little support from the Government, and may end his career by having his official boots pulled of? (the
grossest Insult that can be paid him),
and being thrown into the nearest
ditch. After such a degradation future employment by Government Is out
of the question. Pnorly paid, and with
a host of hangers-on whom he is bound
to maintain if he would preserve his
popularity, he is obliged to have recourse to systematic
PECULATION! AND BRIBE-TAKING.
A group of districts makes a department, governed by a prefect, who is
the court of appeal from the magistrates; a group of departments forms
a circuit, at the head of which is an
intendant of circuit, or Taotai. Then
comes the province, whose chief executive ofllcer is called governor. There
are eighteen of these provinces in
China, and their size mny be Imagined when we remember that their area
Is more than thirty times that of Great
Britain, and that each province on an
average contains a population equal
to about half that of the United Kingdom. Each province, is autonomous,
having within Itself all the mnchlnery
of government. It administers Its own
revenue, provides for its own defence,
holds Its own examinations, and perforins all Its functions without Interference from the Central Government.
There Is, however, one proviso of great
Importance. Its governors and chief
officials are appointed from the capital,
to which It has to remit tribute as Its
share of the revenue. While, theoretically, literary examination Is the only
avenue to ollieial employment In China,
the dominion at Peking of the Man-
chus, an alien race, has been the occasion of evasion of this qualification,
and the appointment of men who have
not passed the examination test at all.
This Is how the'Manchus have retained their hold upon a vast Empire
whose people are far from friendly towards them.
The governor of a province Is the
only official who has the right of memorializing the Throne In his own name,
and this gives him the enormous advantage of being able
TO REPORT SECRETLY
on his subordinates.   His power, therefore,   is   Immense, and  his authority
nearly absolute.
There remains still one officer between the governor and the Throne,
namely the Governor-General, termed
viceroy, by the foreigners, who has
sometimes one, and sometimes two,
provinces under his jurisdiction.
'Enormous as are the powers of thesy*
governors and governors-general, they
have not, except in the case of piracy
or of sedition, the absolute power of
life or death. All death warrants !n
ordinary cases have to be signed by
the Emperor himself.
The official class -in China is not recruited from any particular rank, the
only   qualification   being   scholarship
sufficient to pass the competitive examinations. The subjects are the classics
only, and though- an enormous amount
of learning by rote is required, no practical 'knowledge is inculcated, and no
specialization is allowed, the same examination qualifyJng a man to be the
head of a fiscal, naval, judicial or any
other department. It is justly said by
the Chinese themselves that their
country is
"GOVERNED BY MAXIMS,"
and the official incapacity of a man
whose equipment is merely a long
string of the sayings of Confucius leads
him to "save face" by circumlocution,
by polite, meaningless ceremonial, by
shifty evasions, by anything Indeed
Which relieves him from the neces-nty
of decision or action for tho time b9-
Ing. The impossibility for one man
���especially one man with such a
training���combining so many functions
In his own person Is obvious; and In
the face of any serious difficulty the
Government generally breaks down,
and the officials, unable longer to prevaricate, prove their incapacity and
are promptly degraded. An example
of this will be remembered In the case
of LI Hung Chung In the Clilno-Jap-
anese War, when he was expected to
conduct a campaign while still carrying on his duties as Governor-General,
as "superintendent of northern trade,"
and various other functions. This,
without ony organized staff, and merely with the assistance of such men, foreigners or natives, as he was able locally to pick up.
With the two-fold object of maintaining their Independence on Peking
and preventing corruption, the term of
office of all the higher officials is limited to three years, and a sort of
"general post" Is constantly kept up,
wh'ich, while doubtless preventing the
establishment of territorial Interests
likely to be Inconvenient to the Central
Government, also prevents the officials
from geting any real Insight Into-the
affairs of their province or department,
and effectually debars them from taking any real Interest In the progress
and development of that section of the
country.     Thtfr one Idea is
TO wfcT THROUGH
the three years with as little friction
as possible.     This law,  however, like
most In Chilna, Is frequently evaded.
Another regulation prevents a mandarin from holding office In his native
province, the reason being thut he
might establish territorial ascendancy
or influence lndependant of Peking.
(En passant, ���]t may be remarked that
the term "mandarin" applied by foreigners to officials has no Chinese
equivalent, und is derived, I believe,
from the Portuguese.)
At the head of the enormous administrative machine, the Emperor Is assisted by two Councils���the Cabinet or
Imperial Chancery, and the General
Council, in some respects resembling
the ministers of Western nations.
Both these bodies are chosen by the
Emperor from the leading officials and
from the Manchu functionaries of the
Court. Under the two councils are
six boards���civil office, revenue, rites,
war, punishment, works���and a naval
board was nominally added a few
years ago. Outside these stands a
very important body, the Censorate,
whose members constitute a sort of advisory and critical board. They are
appointed to watch over the welfare of
the people and to censure whatever
they see amiss in the conduct' of the
officials, and even of the Emperor.
Their memorials are often exceedingly
outspoken and contain
AUDACIOUS ARRAIGNMENTS
of  the Sovereign   and   the    Imperial
Family.
The Maritime Customs Department
In China is under foreign supervision,
this being the outcome of a temporary
arrangement at the time of the Tai-
ping rebellion, when maritime customs
were taken under foreign protection.
The system worked so well lhat it was
finally adopted, and the Chinese Government allows a certain sum for the
up-keep of the department, whose head
is styled Inspector-General.
The body whose name Is best known
In the West, the Tsung-lI-Yamen, Is a
creation of recent times, not more than
40 years ago, and was constituted as a
go-between for the Emperor and foreigners who came to the Capital, and
who (hitherto had been treated merely
us tribute-bearers. Ostensibly created
for the furtherance of relations with
foreign Powers, the Tsung-li-Yamen
has rather acted as an Impenetrable
barrier between those Powers and
China.
One of the canons of Chinese officialdom is that every Minister Is personally
responsible for the advice he gives,
and this has engendered a not unnatural desire io avoid the expression of
any decided opinion. An Interview
with the Tsung-ll-Yamen Is therefore a
very considerable exercise In patience
for the foreign 'Minister' who desires
nn answer to some question. Refreshments of a nature not very grateful
to Western pnlates--molon seeds and
sugar plums probably���arc brought in
with much deliberation, and must be
partaken of with much ceremony.
Even when this Ir over, and the question In asked, there Is no attempt to
answer, one of the most rigid points
of etiquette being that no one shall
speak first. When they do speak they
all speak ut once, and their dexterity
in passing the question from one to
another has been compared to that of
Rugby forwards with the football.
Very little satisfaction has ever been
had from  these conferences.
The contract speed of each was 3*
knots. The Viper did 37.113 knots on
July 13th. The Cobra, In an unofficial trial over the same course at the
mouth of the Tyne, the other day, made
37.7 knots, or 43.5 miles. Her engineers
say that she has not yet done her best,
and that they expect fully another
knot. The Admiralty has now taken
over the Cobra, and an official test
will shertly be made.
FASTEST VESSEL AFLOAT.
London, Sept. 16.���The torpedo boat
destroyer Viper's marvellous record of
43 miles an hour has already been
eclipsed, and the fastest vessel in the
world Is now her sister ship, the Cobra.
The latter wns built by the Armstrongs, and is an exact duplicate of
the Viper, which was built by Hawthorne, Leslie & Company, at their
works at Newcastle. Both have the
turbine engines
JAPAN AND KOREA.
Mikado's Troops WillOccupy the King-
dom.-Former Hatred and Fear
of Russia Given 1'Iuca to
Contempt,
The correspondent of the "North
China Dully News" writes from Tokyo*
on August 11th: A telegram has just
arrived here on which the vernacular
press has not yet commented and may
aot pciuupjBkmineni, but I am nevertheless lucrnwd to think that It Is the
most important piece of news that has
reached Japan since the outbreak of
the last war. It is a telegram from
Chemulpo to the effect that the Japanese Minister at the Court of Seoul
has obtained from the Korean Government permission for Japan to send
troops to Korea "in view of the disquieting situation on the frontier of
the latter Kingdom." No agreement
with Russia seems to have been arrived at or .sought in this connection, and
there can be no doubt that Russia can,
if she wishes, construe thia into a
breach of the NIshl-Rosen Convention.
I -jhave already written you the contempt In which Russia is now held by
Japan, and my remarks on that subject
have been corroborated by the able
war correspondent of the "Nippon,"'
who has just returned home and expressed his surprise at the change that
has come over the public mind In connection with Russia. "Formerly the
Japanese feared and hated Russia,"
he said, "now they simply despise her."
Whatever may be said of the value of
this estimate as an estimate there can
be no doubt of its tendency. It will
lead Inevitably to a war between the
countries, especially In view of tbe
facts (1) That Russia has occupied th*
Llaotung Peninsula, and has now her
hands full In Manchuria, (3) That Russia has made a much poorer show
against the Chinese than was expected.
JAPAN, ENGLAND AND RUSSIA.
There may seem at first sight to be
some significance In the fact that thi*
determination of Japan to send troops
to Korea has been just at the same
time as Admiral Seymour determined
to garrison Shanghai, or at least to
Inaugurate a vigorous policy in the
Yang-Tee Valley, if there Is any truth
In the rumors to that effect that have
reached us so far. The coincidence is
only a coincidence, however, for Japan
Is by no means over-pleased at this
step of the Admiral's In view of the
satisfactory assurances given by tho
local Chinese authorities, and there is
a disposition to blame Great Britain
for having been the first to divert her
energies from the one great object In
the north. Russia has, to be sure, already diverted her troops from that
one great object, but In order to remain sans reproche on the matter she
has, I am told, got up some very
blood-curdling bui mendacious descriptions of the badness of the situation
along the Amur, Japan, too, Is now
about to divide her energies In spite
of the fact that the Emperor of Korea
has ueen on his very best behaviour*
of late, having even sent presents to
the Allies at the front, and testified In
every way that whoever was not, ho
at least was, ou the side of civilization.
Rut then of course Japan and Russia
have both the advantage of having
nobody to contradict them when they
talk In fearsome whispers, one of thorn
of "Red Highwaymen" on the Korean
frontier, and the other the savage Chinese hordes ready to invade Slberiu.
England cannot well Invent stories like
t-hat In a place tike Shanghai���though
Shanghai can undoubtedly invent
stories af what Is happening eleswhere,
in Peking for example���it's the fault
of "the open door."
THE SINEWS OP WAR.
There Is a good deal of talk here of
how Japan will reimburse herself for
the cost of the war, until such time
as she can make t'hlna reimburse her.
Thi* taxes are, as vvvry foreigners has
reason to know, very heavy and very
carefully collected; an Increase of the
land tax would be unpopular; so thut
several of the leading Japanese politicians have thought It well to suggest
that the Government should take advantage of the present opportunity to
negotiate with the Treaty Powers with,
the object of recovery for the country
of complete Customs autonomy. This
wouJd Increase the revenue by some
30,000,000 yen per annum, and It is no
wonder therefore that politicians of all
shades of opinion are In favor of It-
Count Okuma, Count Itagakl, the Liberal Leader, Baron Kaneko Ken tare,
and even, It Is said, Viscount Aokl,
Minister for Foreign Affairs. It has
even been stated that all the Powers
concerned save England and Germany
have been sounded by the latter Minister, and been found very willing lo
let Japan have what she wants. And
with England and Germany there will
certainly be no difficulty; but something should be asked by'them in return tn connection with the question
of foreigners being allowed to own
land, etc., etc., especially as all the
leading Japanese are in favor of this
boon being granted, and as the Government -has hitherto refrained from
granting It, probably because It is Indisposed to yield any of the advantage*
gained in the hard tight of treaty revision without getting some compensation in return. A
I
OCEAN LEVIATHANS
Fight for Supremacy.- Becent Record-
Breaking Atlantic Trip of Ham-
burg-American  Liner
Deutfc:i slid.
| Clear, oft the Irish Coast, to Sandy
Kook In 17 days, or at an average
speed of 160 knots a day.
This record was surpassed in the old
days, however, and notably, by the famous clipper s-hip Dreadnaug>ht, whicli
veeeel made the passage from New
York to Liverpool in 13 days and S
hours. The Ued Jacket was another
famous old clipper, and once made the
voyage from New York to Liverpool in
13 days. 11 hours and 2!> minutes.
Owing to the tact that the Canadian
steamships have had lo depend to a
great degree on their freight business,
and as a good freight carrier is of necessity a slow vessel, as compared with
tho latest ocean grey hounds, fast trips
up the St. Lawrence have not become
the fashion.
The record passage between Liverpool and Quebec wan made by tho
steamship Canada of the Dominion
Line in the Autumn of 1SIIG. The vessel on this voyage making the trip between Liverpool and Quebec in 15 days,
IS hours and 30 minutes.
The Allan Line steamship Parisian
ln September, 1S90, made the voyage
from Liverpool to Quebec in 7 days,
6 >hours. In December, 1899, the Parisian broke the record between Liverpool and Halifax, making the voyage
In 7 days nnd 1 hour.
REPUTATIONS
Session of the Imperial Parliament.���Opportunities Seized
aud Hissed.
The breaking of all trans-Atlantic
records by the Deutsohland, the new
main.moth steams/hip of the Hamburg-
American Line, adds renewed Interest
to that never-ending competition between the steamships which [dough the
KT.IS.
It is within the memory of u young
man llml a ten day.' vnyu-e between
New York and Queenstown, 3,800 nautical miles, was a living to dream of,
while now the new Hamburg-
American Liner���the Queen of the Seas
���has made the trip from New York lo
Plymouth, a distance of L'.llfa nautical
miles, In live days and eight hours.
Three years ago when the North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wilhelm
der Grosse was launched and sent on
her way, the prophets 0* evil said that
the limits of speed and size had been
surpassed. The big ship proved an
immense success, however, and in no
time had lowered the colors of the swift
XiUoania. Now in turn, the Kaiser Is
cnmptlled to back down to second place : jja(je ftn(j Tjnmaae During the Last
and the rival German firm takes its
place.
These two rivail liners started out
fron. Sandy Hook two weeks ago Tues-
day for a race across the Atlantic.
Tnere was but one hour between the
two vessels at the starting point, tlie
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse having one
hour the best of it. The latter vessel
was bound for Bremen via Cherbourg,
while the Deutsohland was destined for
Han-burg via Plymouth.
In March, 1S98, the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse went across ln
live days twenty hours, giving an average of 22.29 knots, and in the following May she did nearly as well, with
five days twenty-one hours forty-eight
minutes, averaging 22.07 knots. On
live trips during the same year her
average speed wae greater than In September, 1897. During last year this
���vessel did still better. She left the
Needles at six minutes past two p. m���
on   November   15th   and   Cherbourg
Breakwater at twenty   minutes    past
seven that same evening, and arrived
at Sandy Hook at three   minutes   to
seven in the  morning    of    November
21st.   The distance was 3.0B0 nautical
miles,  and the  time  occupied  In  the
voyage was Ave days seventeen hours
and twenty-seven minutes, which gives
an average of 22.19 knots. This was the
only record-breaking trip of the year,
but the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse's
average speed for six successive passages westward was 21.75 knots, and
for six successive  passages  eastward
22.13 knots, being a mean average for
the whole year's work of 21.94 knots.
MANY RECORDS SMASHED.
The record' for ocean  voyages  has,
within the past thirty-five ycui-s, passed from steamship   to   steamship so
rapidly that a notable voyage of even
a few years ago is now almost forgotten.   In 1850 tbe .Persia made a record
breaking voyage between   New   York
and Queenstown, the time being 9 days,
1 hour and 45  minutes.    This record
stood for a good number of years, for
It was not until 1866 that  the Scotia
reduced the time between the two ports
to 8 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes.   The
Bcotta .held the crown as queen of the
seas for three years, when the City of
Brussels took it away from her, reducing the voyage' between New York and
Queenstown to 7 days, 22 hours and 3
minutes.
The reductions In the time   in    the
years that followed were so numerous
and came so rapidly, that perhaps It
is necessary to give them In tabulated
form,  the route being   always   New
York and Queenstown, east or west:
...Baltic   7     20
...Hlty of Berlin ..7     15
...Germanic    7     11
...Britannic  ..     ..   7     10
...Arizona    7       7
...Alaska        6     18
...America    0     10
.. .Oregon       B     11
...IStruria   C      5
...Umbrla   ii      4
...Etruria    0       1
...City of Paris ..5     19
...Majestic    5     18
...Teutonic    5     10
...Oity of Paris.. ..   5     15
...City of Paris ....   5     14
...Campania    5     12
1KH Lucania        5      7
The Cunard Liner Lucania held the
record from 1894 until the time the
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse took command of the seas In 1898, this vessel
to be superseded by the Deutsohland
us already told.
MODKKN  RECORDS ACROSS.
The best records of these three great
steamships in details are as follows:
THE DBUTSOHLAND.
1873..
1875..
1870..
1877..
1880..
18S2..
1884..
1884..
1885..
1887..
1SSK..
1891..
1HB..
1893..
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When art the beginning of the Imperial Parliamentary session, Mr. ttfrod-
rick was npolnted to the Under-Secre-
taryshlp ot Foreign Affairs, Instead of
thu't of tlie War Oflice, everybody congratulated him on a promotion that
was well-earned and that was regarded as leading to higher things in
:t short time. Mr. Curzon, his precte-
cessor in the office, had made it so important and so prominent that nobody
was surprised when he was raised to
even the dazzling eminence of the
VIceroyalty of India. Then came unexpectedly the War; and all at once
the Under-Secretary ship for Foreign
Affairs became unimportant, ami that
for the War Offlcii leaped to the front
place.
This was the opportunity of Mr.
George Wyndham. P��r was one of the
many who had been disappointed when
the Minis-try was first made up; and
there was some danger that if lie were
condemned to unofficial life he might
have given away to a certain idealism
and effort at eloquent speech-making
Which would have got him the fatal
reputation ot 'being unpractfcal. But
the re-shuffle of the cards which, after
many "weary vveeke of waiting and uncertainty, gave him the tinder-Secretaryship of the War Oflice, came in
time, Sobered and steadied by the responsibilities ami realities of office, and
he became a speaker at once practical
and graceful���a coinbintion not often
found in the House of Commons. And
the War bringing him into prominent
discussion every night almost for
months gave him ithe opportunity of
constant practice and of constant appearance, and soon he had every opportunity of showing what was ln him,
He
ROSE TO THE OCCASION
at  once;   made  admirable  expositions
Whenever he had a bill to propose; and
when he was attacked, answered with
vigor and witli amiability as well.
It was almost lucky for him that
when he came before the House at the
beginning of the session be had lo
speak for a department which was
discredited and unpopular, against
which the popular tide was running at
its full Height. The first night he got
up to speak, Mr. Wyndham had to face
as strong a feeling against his department as ever confronted a Minister.
Tbe disasters in the field, the mistakes
of the generate, the triumph Of the foreign world criticizing and jeering all
these things, which made Ihe country
stagger for a moment, and helped to
raise tbe feeling of universal distrust
In the War Office. It is seldom it can
he said of n single Min'I|ter, and
a single speech that they retrieve and revolutionize a situation; but that could be said of Mr.
Wyndhuni's first spe.-ch In the House
In his new offloe. When he got up, the
War Oflice was so poor that none would
do It reverence; when he sal down,
everybody' felt that the War Office had
something to say for Itself, Mr.
Wyndham failed to answer satisfactorily the attack on the publication of the
Solon Kop despatches; but, .then, no
human being could have succeeded in
that case, The reputation of Mr.
Wyndham must be put as the very
first and best of the present sespion.
Most of the other members of the
House stand pretty much where they
did- Mr. Balfour has perhaps gone
back. He ha* never entirely recovered the bad effect of the somewhat inept speeches he made during the recess, when the War was at its darkest
and Us worst. He is a much more
sensitive man than people know; is
easily embarrassed and is easily depressed. I believe that tiie shadow of
22!42l these mistakes during the recess has
tlve criticism is still his forte. He
rarely has made better speeches thin
-hose which he delivered on the Irish
University question and the Bill for
the Housing of the Working Classes.
Mr. Chamberlain stands pretty much
"���here he wns ������o far as tho Rousn of
Commons is concerned. Outslle the
House his position has boen ������n-irm.'iis-
ly magnified by events; but Inside the
House he suffers the disadvantage of
ever;' Minister nowadays, who \e not
Leader of the House; he can i nly
,!'ik on the few occasions when ]\a
iwn department is under discussion.
Mr. Chamberlain was* realtj at Ills best
as Parliamentarian in the gn ;'t s<'s-
slon nf 1S&3, when he, as Leader of the
rty, had nightly tn keep up die at-
ik on the Home Rule Bill of Mr.
Gladstone and on the Liberal Admin*
Istrntlon of the period. Th in !������ Hpoke
ivery night, and many times every
light; lie spoke as much in a week in
���lli't'e days as he does now 111 a whole
session. But when he has spoken thia
session, Mr. Chamberlain has confirmed his sti"ngth as a most formidable,
lucid and vigorous debit' r. Mr. Bl'od-
ri"k. though overshadowed by tlie reason I have given, did find an opportunity of making one very able and effec-
tie speech, it was on tiie Chinese policy of the Government, it was delivered just In the closing hours of the
session.
Among the
RANK AND FILR
of the Conservative party no new men
(have made their appearance- Lord
Hugh Cecil has flitted uneasily about
the House whenever some small ecclesiastical measure has been under discussion; but lie has n<<L had much opportunity of giving any of tihose eloquent and emotional speeches in which
lies his strength. But he Is one of the
men of the future, unless his narrow
theology keep him back. Lord Percy,
who made some attractive speeches
shortly after his return to Parliament,
has remained silent throughout this
session. Mr. Bowles has spoken less
frequently; and the House is allowing
itself to discover that he has plenty of
real abiliity, stores of information, and
Inexhaustible Industry, The mention of
Mr. Bowles recalls to me his old comrade In arms, Mr. Hanbury, who, as
Secretary of the Treasury, has done ex-
cellent work and has increased his reputation as a hard headed man of business; and thei1
when the Duke of Norfolk wont to
South Africa he was not made Postmaster General, with a seat in the Cabinet-
Among the Libera! tenders there has
not been much progress.   Sir William |
Harcourt   made    just   on<
speech, and tlhat was after
absent  for  months.    Mr.  Morley has
spoken  but  rarely, and has not been
much in the House.   Sir Henry Camp
bel'I-Bannerman has had his speaking
while the most ekllful efforts of the
classleet bowlers of England were
made to appear mere drivel���nay,
sheer piffle by exultant wiilow-wield-
er9, so that unhappy trundlers, overwhelmed 'by perfect wickets and merciless flogging, referred frequently to
tiie devil which they could not impart
to their deliveries��� Wins tank*;/, the
veteran, and Hopper, the rising star,
alone preserved a calm demeanor, an
effective length, a puzllng variety of
pace and spin, and a satisfactory average. They only seemed to retain tlie
knack of persuading the batsmen to
return to their proper quarters in the
cool seclusion of the pavilion, and
Northshlre ami Wessex, in consequence,
iver far ahead of all other competitors,
and ran -���' neck-a ml-neck race ;'":��� the
championship,
Tlie result of th- race was left in
doubt until th'' final week of thi competition, when, i'* Fate and the country secretaries had happily ai ranged,
Northshlre and Wessex mef on the
ground of the former to decide the
match Which concluded their programmes. A battle of giants was expected; men dreamed of Titanic struggles; ami tlie price of admission was
doubled. Tlie meteorological department, wiser than the fickle multitude,
prophesied rain, well knowi ��,r that it
must come before the end 'if tha year,
and this forecast, aided by tlie satlrbal
umbrella of a Northshirelte, who intended to camp on the ground during
the continuance of the contest, was
sufficient to ensure benign skies.
From an eav'y hour the tun-stiles
I were busy, and the enclosure was soon
[ packed witli swarms of! I'ybus; partisans. The excitement was Intens3 before the commencement of the match';
before the conclusion was reached or,
resolved to believe that life was still
worth living. The Fates approved of
his abrupt cheerfulness, and caused
Captain Langley to remember that the
struggle between the two men had been
very keen, and that it would be only
fair to give "both beggars" an equal
chance. Hopper was therefore pal on
again at tbe pavilion end. In his first
ver he took two wickets, and gave
away one run. WInstanley, at the other
���nd, bowled an ineffective over, and
was harried in tic exetenl of three
boundaries.     Hopper    resume I,   gave
away     two     from     his   flrsl   ball,   and
smashed tin- off stump with his second, Nine wickets had now fallen, and
WInstanley employ) i the brl if Inti rv U
in rapid calculation with the aid of a
short pencil und .1 slip ><i' papi r already liberally mai ke l v.v is figures.
Then he gaspi -l. che iked hia ii.. i ��� ,
:ni gasped ag Un. J i ipper'a av ������ ���.*���
and his own were abs dutely Idenl:   il*
Ten minul is ag i i !um >h h'id '������ u
within li! ���- grasp, Saw, If H ipper
tho remaining wii It t, he v. ; :
beaten on the post: The Incoming batsman was v Ty weak and .: ; pei ' id
still three balls of the over remaining,
and was bowling in Irresistible form.
Tne Northshlre man ground his teeth.
To he beaten, beaten by .; youngi r man
!n hi-: lin-i season; to lose it nt the
moment when defeat seemed Impossible- -God] it could nol b ��� endun d.
His cheeks twitched. His hand shook
slightly. Numbness settled en hl3
heart.
Then the newcomer took his guard,
glanced at the field, ami prepared for
action. Hopper, with peculiar run,
but delightful action, bowled his third
hall���a red-hut yorker. I: wns si ipped
���clumsily, but sufficiently, The fourth
b;ill came with a rush and swerved
affectionately toward the off-stump.
The batsman played at it With a brutal
nge,  hut luck caressed   him,  and  ;l
tin- only ihniriL-e.
He pleaded with his finger for a minute, and then manfully faced tin- last
ball. It came with swift motion but
deceptive flight, 'i:; I Instea 1 f leaping
'from the turf witli venomous whiz, it
hung, lingering long.     Tiie   batsman,
igures of fierce emotions ,  ,    .     ^     h   indications ofthe bow-
; "   '""V11^   Bu   AV"S^ ;lers arm. made a mighty swipe, an i a
the morning of tho third day delirious
outbursts had been evoked to whicli cy- | j^'
clones are but as softly cooing doyes Lmme(J flnger u.
of tbe female sex. Not ours to describe   Jir��� . ,_-,���,",.,U1.
the inns,and  outs    of    that    historic
game,   teh   falling   hopes    and   rising
tears,  the frowns and  smiles <.f For- !
tune. win. well may turn t" "Wisden"
for the sober record    of   events,    the
summary ln_ fig
and the stress
won-won  by  the glorious  margin  of , condpoua iMng befe|1>
a   single  nervous   but  defiant   wicket.   1&fl    wlt|i    Ies,breah   cur,      sinuosity
WInstanley, for the losers, covered ban-   m.,rkeil. ^ ag ��� stealth-
Pelf with glory, capturing    in    al   14   ���    [n U)U ail, HI]|, ,,.,,   ^ h |mi. , d
wicket, for lis runs, but unfortunately , j( ch        .      b
"''���' l   '"   ���" '   '    Jllt of the veteran's peace of mind. Hopper,   The f(mv of lh([ pwmfltul
his only serious rival, simply wallowed   nQt  yet  (.xn,nts,
In triumph and honor; 16 victims sue- Neatfter Baiied so
cumbed   to   the  wiles  of  the  Wessex   batsman's !
marvel, and he gave away but 115 runs, j l!lj|(. m,(n t(
Now Hopper and WInstanley were so
.close In the averages that every wicket
important |WM of aUp,.eme importance, nnd when
d,
id
id
ind
hand
No-
ards past t
lied   alou !
Ills  I .,.' :  ||
WInstanlej
j;s he watched th
coming to him cv.
?i0
23.29
To Plymouth (new record)       29S2     5   3 ���
To Plymouth   (record
In  August) 3072     Gil 4,.
From Plymouth 3044     r. 15 4G
THE KAISER WILHIOIAI BHR OROSSH ] haunted  him  through  the entire ses-
2C.B1 eion.     His
M I   'ENCOUNTER'S WITH HR. BURD-
| ETT-COUTTS
21.84 have done him a good deal of harm;
21.81 they were singular instances of how
Of late years the sailing ship records foolishly a clever man enn speak When
have attracted little attention, though he allows personal temper and feeling
fleet vessels are still turned out at the to run away with him. At the same
different shipyards. This was proved time, Mr. Balfour's old dialectical skill
ln 1898 when the American ship A. G.  has by no means deserted him.    He is
Hopes made the trip from Liverpool to still a master of analysis; he exposes : sured hfs position and had caused
New York In March of that year In 19 with the same promptitude the self- more than a mild sensation by brll-
days, having made the trip from Cape contradictions of opponents;   destruc-  llant work in game after game.   Thus
To Plymouth, 1900 .. ..3050 6 15 10
i'Tom Cherbourg; 1900.,:050 6 1" W
To Cherbourg, 1900 ... .3194     6 19 44
THE LUCANIA.
To Queenstown, 1894 ..3810      5   8 38
Fr'ita Queenstown, '94. .2779    5 7 23
he had been!tnp o](]e|. |1|;in  f()U!1(1  ,���,,,,   ,��� aplte 0    eomJng {q h[m ^ ,
his splendid perormance he must yield   fnim   heaven)   tumul-tuous   sensations
pride of place to the youngeivbe brood-   BWep( throilffh him wilh ,nflnit |fu
'ted  In  a childish  way over his disap-   neag     |f -,���  h ....  lhi, ();t]|   ,q  h
.   x *  polntment.   The defeat of his team and   wm , j  . -secured   th ���  lorn   u-.i-,-f
and his reputation'Jnjurlousjy affected | the conaeqxuent loss of the champion- Lml
t'he difficulties of his position. Curiously enough he has spoken best on
the occasions when least was expected
from him���namely, when he has to
speak to a ceremonial motion like those
on the deaths of the Duke of Coburg
and the King of Italy.
"C.-B."
has then shown a fine distinction, nn
admirable temper and some statellness
of phrase. Mr, Asqutth has spoken but
seldom, and has not been much tn evidence; but when he has spoken it has
always been with that splendid skill of
phrase and sonorousness of, language
which are his characteristics. Sir Edward Grey ba? not said much. As the
spokesman of the Liberal-Imperialists,
he has commanded the attention of the
House; hut he has made no speech that
rose much above official decorum.
Anion* the younger members, Mr.
Lloyd George has advanced his position; one or two of his speeches were
very fine specimens of vehement eloquence. . Mr. Samuel Evans has been
adroit, quick, humorous, on one occasion even powerful. It Is o pity that he
has had to divide attention between
the House and his exacting profession
and growing practice. Mr, Reginald
McKenna Is building up a reputation
as one of the most energetic and assiduous workers of the party���especially
In committee work.
In the House of Lords, Lord Salisbury recovered his position as the session has gone on. but he began badly,
nnd took some time to recover himself from the disrepute of the war.
Lord ���Rosebery has spoken but little;
when he has spoken he has shown al!
the old charm of ph-rafle and grace of
delivery���the minor charms of oratory
without the substance of the great occasion which would give him worthy
occupation and n definite position.���T,
P. O'Connor, in tl\e London. Eng.,
"Daily Mail.-
A CRICKET STORY.
il is untvscMs&ry, und It would perhaps be unwlst', ns well as unkind, to
mention the exact year In which the
events that I am abo.it to record ha;>-
pened. but all regular followers "!'
orloket will easily Identify It. The Bea-
t-on had been mad... memorable by the
magnificent weather, Which, from a
batsman's point of view, had lieen absolutely bleat: .lay after day, week
after week, the sun shone steadily, yet
not with too great brilliance, and a sky-
devoid of clouds and mist revealed a
clear blue contrast to the green arenas.
But the real marvel of the season,
the astonishing fact which put Into the
shade, so to speak, the warm
achievements of the weather, and the
warmer performances of the crack
sobrers, was tlie exceptionally fine
bowling of two men���WInstanley, of
Northshlre, and Hopper, of WesBex,
Tom WInstanley bnd lnnp been the
mainstay of the Northshlre attack.
George Hopper, on the other hand, was
a new man, who had been drafted Into
the team on the strength of nn unusual
club record and very promising dis
play ln the eolts' match, but had as
hill!.
supremacy,   fract
ent.
He
also unsettled him. and the result
that the spirit of sportsmanship,
l>y which he had always meen govern-
ed, was regrettably weakened.
one chance of retrieving his post- [
tlnn, and one chance only, still remain- j
ed: for be and Hopper had both been I
engaged for Captain Langley's team '
In the second match nf the "Tadcaster  Hopper! who had n".'t"i'r,'.r-h'- the'a'vcr'
week"-the celebrated function which,  ngea .,. ���., ���,,,.,,,, f,���ln ,IV,,. |H
as everybody knows, or ought lo know, |Shrugged    his   shoulders   and
rings  down   the  curtain   on   the  sea- j r,u|���;|j. ,��� h|s plaoe   ln cl.,Bea ]an..���,;,".:
Should he meet with good t |a known to be vain.
Wlnatanley took up the attack.   His
first   delivery   was   planned   with   the
sea- i
n's play.
tick, or Hopper with  bad. the tab!
might be    turned.     He set his teeth
firmly and swore that they should he.
The passionate craving to come out at
the head of the averages had now completely  mastered  him.    He spent  his
time In calculating the shades ..f odds
nnd the exact bearing of all possible
day arrived and  the match betran he
In   the
aloud. Madness cap:.- upon him, and
as the ball came upon him he stumbled
dellb rately and dropped It. A howl
of derision went up from the pp cta-
tors, and Captain langley frowi .1.
" Hy. God, I almost i..:: >ve he did it
purpose!" he muttered  to himself.
over,
went
knew to a nlcetv Ihe effect on hi- own
ami en Hopper's average of each
wicket secured or run given away
Hopper himself was pot unaware of
the other's eagerness, and was determined to remained on his proud eminence If skill and resolution could possibly secure that result. The very
natural consequence of this grim eagerness was tbat both men were both off-
eoliir, the change bowlers had an unexpectedly busy time, and to everybody's surprise accounted for most
of the wickets in th ��� first Innings. WInstanley and Hopper took one each.
In view of the Importance of tiie
stake at issue, U'inslanl y. wily
though excited, determined to reserve
bis energies for a great bowling efforl
when the second innings should arrive. The particular game had c< a i d
to appeal to him, except in so far as it
might affect his own average; he
therefore carefully spared himself ail
unnecessary fatigue when he wan in
lo bat. and as soon as decency permitted he skied a good-length ball very
skilfully   in   the dlrectl '  mld-on,
and retired for mi easllj mpiled total
of S, Hopper ivfoo succeeded him, ivas
less mindful of his own private Interests and more loyal to his side: he
played hlmsWf In carefully, remained al
the wickets for slightly over two
hours, and at last retired for a laborious but most useful Innings of "I���his
highest score, by I in' way. in first-
class cricket. Tire efforl bad fngge I
him considerably, and be was annoyed
when the last two wlokets fell without
serious resistance, and he found himself
compelled to take the field within
twenty minutes. WInstanley, cool ami
fresh, smiled inwardly: he knew the exhausting effect of a long stay nt the
wickets, and reckoned confidently on
satisfying his dominant craving concerning the averages.
The feeling of assured triumph helped, as It so often does, to bring about
the nctual result desired. Confidence
nerved his arm, "steadied" his brain,
nnd lent deadlines* to his strategenis
and manoeuvres. Wben his share ol
the booty amounted tc five wickets he
gloated serenely; victory was his reward, exultation h's present portion.
Hopper, who had been superseded
after six expensive overs, nnd exiled
Into tlie far country, surveyed the radiant heavens with expostulatory gloom-
Suddenly be smiled, told himself confidentially that he was an unsportsmanlike idiot, chirruped merrily, nnd
Idea of giving away a single an I - -l-
Itlng the weak man opposite to him.
lie succeeded, and was happy, tor he
��� knew ins batsman of old. and was
aware of the ball which would infallibly prove fata! to him���n good-length
| ball, straight-pitched, bul twisting
away to the off. it. waved short-slip
back and long-slip forward, and eiiu.-k-
lul In anticipation ot Immediate triumph: i,ut revolution, vloienl and Irresistible, came upon him midway In
the very act of giro. .', m|a| s one d to
clear from ins brain, nn I pain ��� v. a
him���the pain which ivalta  for an  up-
rlghl   man  who has d ode I  to  the
level of a cad. The pitiful m sanness
of his in havlor glare : upon him in all
Its naked hldi out n - : self-loathing
shook him. aivl ii ��� s. >urs ���! !, msell
with unspoken word!    As an Interlude
he bowled a n:|,.   Then in- r vered
himself and bowled four perfectly-
pitched     hails    w,!|   oi:   :!i !   .ill'    !.   '".;
which only an an-mi  fool  id think
of touching, li.- wa ke I to in- pi i -���
al  third  man  with a  whin- face.
Hopper resumed th   attn :k.   il - also
lommenci d by giving a -. i -   .1  Bin
His   third    ball    eludi i   the   bal   hot
found   a   le:;, which had   frequently
fi und Itself be( ir .
"How's    that?"   Bcreamed    Hopper,
manfully supported  ij lb   .Viekel keep-
' r ami .- iver-p em.   Thi   umpire'   arm
weni   in,,    Hopp r  ivi -   head  ol   tl
average -
"Thank God!" murmured Win lanl y.
A curious lump was in bis thro.it ,is
he walk. ! towards the ;- ivlllon, and
his eyes gleamed brightly, lb- li id
passed through a ne�� experience.
In the evening as .1 protesl against
self-righteousness he gol drunk. Hen ���
my knowledge of the facts.���Charles
Vale In "The Star."
AN EPISCOPAL VISITATION.
The Lord Bishop of Now Westminster
(The lit. Rev. Hr. Do! tl held an ordination iii All Sunns' Church, Vernon on
iheiini 11I10.. whin ih,- Kev. Wm. Clarke
of Trail, and Ihe Rev. C. Arthur Mount,
of Ehidcrby were advanced to the priesthood. Th- candidates were presented by
Ven. Archdeacon Pentrealh. The Rev. .!.
11. Lambert, Vicar of Vernon, preached
ihe sermon. In tlie evening Ills Lordship
conflrmod ten candidates. He has recently held confirmations nl Kaslo, Trail,
Rossland end Qreonwood, Th.- Rev. c. !���'.
Ymes. of New Denver, bus been appointed Vicar of ttnhlen. end the Kev. C. A.
Mount lias been transferred from Enderby to New Penver.   Both  appointments
take effect  next  month.  On  the Kill,   by
Invitation of the Committee, Bishop Part
opened the Pall Pair at Vernon. Tho
Bishop anil Archdeacon return to the
Coast this week, after a visitation uf tho
Diocese of Kootenay, extending over nearly three weeks.
Love Isn't exactly
many symptoms in
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RWEDNESDA
OCTOBER
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Direct legislation.
Ef one-third of the people who travel
to-day did not have "passes" the railway companies could cut their passenger rates in tw , and be ae well off as
before, The people who can afford to
pay, don't have to; but tho poor man,
witb no graft, has to pay his own faro
and the other fellow'-; beside him who
didn't pay, hut rides on a pass.
Quebeo i-? a nuisance to the progress
of Canada, if. with its (15 members,
Quebec was more progressive and not
so bound down by tbe church of Rome
ami men like J. [sraol Tarte, the future
outlook for socialistic legislation would
be brighter. But the poor dupes can
not be fooled all tho time; thoy will
break tbeir shackles and cut loose for
liberty aa soon as the othor provinces
enlighten them. In the meantime
Que' i c, by her !>; ���: representation and
the rest of the D nniulon, la a millstone
on Canada's ne ���.:.
With Hugh John Macdonald as
premier nml a dozen Labor representatives in the house of eomraonB for the
next term the people of Canada may
soon expect, an honest and progressive
government. One step at a time.
Four years hence tlio Labor party will
probably have its own premier.
H. M. Cartel', ono ol the best known
prospectors in tills camp, says that the
only actual preventative against re-
Btakiug claims Is to enact a law by
which the very second a claim expires
the sidelinolng or adjoining property overlaps that-much. This, lie aver-!, would
put an end to tho evil. He is also a
firm advocate of prospectors being
allowed to group their claims, no
matter in whieh part of the eamp they
arc located, bo that the assessment
work could be couoentrated on the best
property. An assessment is neither
here nor tbere In the development of a
prospect: but w< re prospectors allowed
the grouping privilege it would tend
to develop the best properties nearest
transportation and other facilities.
CIGARS
WHEK Vol All
PUT UP AT
TBO IT LAKE (
#W#mP����#w***''
II The
Central
iiotci���..
OlIC
Bast
biqutppod
lintels
Revelstoke!
i.-
iimlcr
^Queen's
HoteL.
Abrahamson Bros., Proprietors.
m
Everything new and up to date,
Fire proof safe.
Finest win'.1-, blquora and CIgan
Mliiinc meii's headquarters.
Cheerful (lining room ; Al Borvh
MODERATE RATES-QIVEN,
y4>
j  UNION MADE
;   ��� *$-> *v* 'i/i A/* <^-+ ' -* *v* **���/���* *V* ���**>���*
The Union Label
On everything von buy is ft guarantee
Unit the protillcers thereof receive 11 fnir
rate of wages for its produotion.
Insist on having the label,
no'hcs r:o 3UBsa:"~
When  ll;c   EAGLE   says  "Canada
should own  tho C. P. K.," it ilocs not
n - an   thut  tl a  Grit or Tory govern-
: ml    -    n  ami couti ol tt.   Oh
no!   Thai  �� mid be too grei1 a   n .:.
that
C -
:       .'
buain ���-��."
i.      i . ���     ii   i. , n .'
.usiness is
TjAND notice.
���
���
111    KMlfll
uarkoil '
omi to:i             i
ni ttorl    ������������ i
,;     ;.      ���;   .   LI]   .MV   .   Pi   V   ."'
:   ���   -'.I-..- in    >
���-.,������<h Smith'*! kou h-wi
.-I ��� i n: nt th i lili
i ��� otenay,
nt n |io��!
���  Qornor,1
i west fork
r. H-hout -i1
Uttlo wcsl
'
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.,. '   .    o I    ���   "
Oh
im
111*1")
tvonld   ���
���   irily  have  to bo
ii. '��� ar] of "saltins-"
tii
> 'ii'>
tdends, rat
ro railways into dis-
tri
io   desen
ii"���  ;���.-   the   ijardoau
W<
i i
e   hulll   ���
ithout dolay.   Thoro
'.���.
nld
be nn  tr.
rases and  ! n 1
grants to prlral monopolies sufflcl ul
to build tin- linos. Unt the people's
heritage would bo preserved tor the
people.
The   o Utor-pnbllahHi'-financier-devil
and pre! al Ir il .-' I - renl   ; the Eagle
has '-i- d id ' i take : i first holiday in
three yi ar '- a u cor n ie there
will be no iss ue nexl week. I lul thei e
will still ba four local publication flays
in tho month. During the online
week the above mentioned personage
will not visit "Gay Papee," but remain
in the camp and cm his winter's supply
of wood, board up tlio oflice. hunt, up
enough venison to winter upon und
otherwise enjoy himself until the following we��k, when the Eaole ��-ili
soap as high as ev ir, but In the form of
ii tour-page homo ppoduotii n.. Thi ��� is
necessitated by the "disturbed money
market," or rather undisturbed. But
if wo can extend our "bill" until sni'ing
the country Is wife, for nexl season will
see us Dying n flatly with all the
attractions of modern uewspaperdom.
��� ni ii
n :. ('...Sopii
NOTCH TO '
���-   flOAR,
i-OWNEES.
IV. M. HOAR,   It. S.
I'll:
- Hint this Label i* "ii all Clothing you buy.
fM*4$$$$$3<:  -J.^j ,,,J.j .,.,.,;<svs> . $QtokQQ&$QQ&Ml>S,,iV. i-t-i-i--. -ist-. -,v^>
Vfl*   BEST WINES, L1QUOBB AND CIGARS,
A'A   FINKI.Y EQUIPPED HjfH.
���ft
BESTCUISINE SEEVIOE.
REFITTED AND IIEFBBNISUED.
1
f
7
J. Laughton, Proprietor.
Ferguson, R C.
UEADtJUABTEBS I-'OR MINEBS
AND .MINIMI MEN	
f
i
t
t-OXVENIENTI.Y    l;$
SITUATED ON VICTOltLl AVE.    Jlt
;-���*' 'i*'i
.liA-tfel-'-'V-Vv'-^rtf-StSiJ^^c'^A^fe-l^-^''  "i': "������'���:'' :'���"���' ;���." '.-'     ;~-':i*.
/���'���.. IQ5   ',.* ---. '-.<��� 'iV  '|A '-Ji *^ri   "y* ..-.  'yi -iA ^\A Itf.  I .:   ', -   .     .      ,     *.',.   .'      .   '   . ,'..  .*V
�����   NEATLY FUBNISIIED,
;,!i    WELL L UIITEIl AND HEATED BOOMS,
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
: Hotel Perauson
Ferguson Packing
and Transfer Outfit.! 1
1 PEBGUSON, 13. C.
SEADQUARTKRJ
Contracts eutered into for packing of
Mining Supplies, i w., to any point
in the tHstrict.
Good, prompt service, und any work
undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting- from Thomson's Landing
to ITorguijon a- tpecialty.
DANE'i',  Proprietor.
' & THE I'lONEEB MOTEL OF THE LABDEA'
��    o  'The Bar is supplied with the best brands of :
&'$Ah If'incs. Liquors and Cigars.
'-,"    R Headquarters for Mining and Commercial |
'    '*' Men.   Tenderfeet comforted, \
'   Ktltog 8)3,00 ii (l-iy iinrt upwartls. ^
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors. I
A labor party oonvontion Is belur/
held iii iVolson to-day, when a third
candidate will be placed in tbe political contest in Yale-Cat'ibdo-Kooterjay
electoral district. Thu eaole will
await the announcement with Interest,
Laboring mon the constituency over
must drop thoir fond hope of relief
at the bunds of tho old "party" and the
"machine" and this time deliver a
vote in their own Interests, If the
labor unions and many sympathizers
voto us they tbinlc and should an easy
victory is in sight. With tho miners,
raihvuymcn, telegraph operators, much i nests, builders painters, plumbers,
printers, teamsters, elfrar makers,
waiters, clerks und other unions
united where is there votes to elect the
old machine politicians. There will
bo no change in tho system of government if either one of the old parties
are elected. What we need is more
mon like A. W. Puttee and Ralph
Smith in command, men we can rely
upon to serve tho real interests of the
whole people, Tho Lardeau and Trout
Lako district will, tho Eaole fools
' certain, do its duty for tho Labor
' candidato���and will thus be on tho
winning Bide.
Notice.
���..     i     ;'���'���;!���
'��� ���������                   Int ��� ]ii>n liia i ��� the t'h
,. ni '    in ���'. of Unlit ,1 il V a ���-��� tor a Ili't-r
to cut awl cur    ��� ���.' '       I       '-������-. i ' ��� ' -i
���        kit Ihu II      r.mt J.
--���-.-,��� ��� ,..���'!
ci i   nl ii |)os<l on   11 ���    ��� i IbuUrs
111 :;  -,      ��� ,.   of   the   i       :, an   , ;   1 ..-ii
runiiin     ."��� t  ���'.(.;  i    ���      ...   north
;    ,   .  ���  ,, -��� ..     .1   ;   ..   i    , . <   ,    ���     ������   ��� .::
'������;.    ,'������:.       ���  :' ���   ,   .    ,'        -i ICllt,  CI
i ��� res moi ��� or.
��� i, ;���. ��� ..   >��t     im  l.��, i'i i,
; i:m  :   It WiKOt'HUN
fotice.
��� i      ��� ihnt.i rtor i
, .     :   . -      ,     ���       ,...,���..,
lorn i  ��� ' ,     ' ���,-       ���-������,.
-:���������'.,        ,   . ��� ���  ii
Hum .' - i    ho ivo..t  ������������!������ hi  Pun��Hn rlv
Inn " Iii        ���    :', i i uth 'j'  ���icPoiut
troolf nnd mi ro , i rllcnlur] ��� ill c i   -i i ��� U
]������.    ;Cn    non   i;- ������' ..     - i   ���     ��� ���    " it,
' :..' i .'.    ' . ::.   ll\ I'll   ������," ���'    ���.:���������        '   VhflU
'ii.'iii'i' no : i 20 fliwii i, Hi ���,.-������ ", i
;    . I- houtli *������ ehftlim In in" i- hit ol
men  noont,
Piitvl in Tumi l.,il-." :i.i   ;:'!i ilHV-'.'-r
ber.A. P. 1900.
Halcyon H6t S
Sanitarium   .
and freighting
Business For Sale
Three stages and ien head of horses,
with initii contract in connection.
Fifteen head of saddle horses with
saddles.
Twenty head ol freight horses with
five freight wagons: oro sleighs
and all necessary rigging, extra
stables ut Thomson's Landing,
Trout Lake City and Ferguson,
11,
ueauian mm
AND SOO LINE.
FAMOUS
"��! Limited
Ilnily Scrvl
M#��*��}MMM^MM*��
i It's a Pleasi re I
Ito have
I Your Print ne
o
Just im you lilvj it.
. i
Wlll-l-lliiiivi
1  :   I" 11
oftheabovo to suit purchaser.
Craig .'."��� Hillman,
THOMSON'S LANDING
���station
nil ��,-
iir vili
When ymi v.'imt ;i Cool
Refreshing Driiilt
Try
Enterprise Beer
All LAhla^u'a loadingbotcl^ handle.lt,
Manufaotured by tlie
ISnterpiiso Ut'owinp (Jo,,
Uevelstokei u, c,
between  Atlnnbio i<h��! ;
���c tn au I n...:i
Improved Connecting ���'���
Kootenay country.
First  Class Sleeper on nil   tr;��iiii
Arrowhead nnd ICootcnay Landing,
TouriBt Oars pasH Kovelaloltc, daily U
Paul, Fridays tor Montreal niiu .' ston
daya and Wudnomluyf for Toronto, :,.i,
pasa Medloine Hat on . day later.
Daily Train to
main line.
19.45 lv LEI
from ltovelstoito and i
linlly Btoamor, nonnoctlng for K'oo'.cm
Inta and Crowe Nout Uno
5 lv AEROWHKAD hit 1".
For irate
apply to
lioVeta and   l.i.l Inlorniatl
.i.   rcCBEKRY, As ill
T. W, BUAPSHAVi', Agt
Or to	
\V. F, ANDERSON, T, P. \.( S*el��on
15, J. COYLE, Asat, PaHa.Agt,, Vtau
II you aro dlscrlmlnatlng in your tastes<<
on will-appreciate the neot, Brtistic
ml op] roprlato styleB adopted iu
We bave ample improved fucHIttcB and),
know bow to \i^u tbem.    We c tn do
tho printing In ibis entire diatrlcl
trict attention to orders ttlll soenrc
I Prices Consistent |
11 with the
If Quality of W
1
2 he Eqqic,
.... W m Tiiiil!
Mull iini.-i-n |niiii|illy lllk-.l.
ADJtltliSSI
The Lardeau Eujj
ajaud, Nu'i'nn. Sftptlon, Gnititl
Poi'lrp, ReveHtoke, Gt'eonwood
unU Yurjoovjvor,
Kctuil Morkcts	
Bossland, Trail, NoIsod, Vniii-,
Knslo. Sandon', Mew Donvetv |
Sllverton, Ctisoado C'liy. Grantl
Porks, Gre'enwnoii, Pbeonix't
Midway, O.inp MptClnnoy, Kov-
elstoko, Vaneoiiver, Fergusc
ingle" linn ths following li:-
Colnmji, (Iiniiiii-ly)	
IV. |i:,',mli'.-v';'.'.'.'.!!:
���Ill   !	
��, IWwlpnj	
"jioiiny'.'irion.-iriii
ullll.lAi'l
Q��QWi*&l>*A-1'Vr^QQftm-
ny Out, hy il.
nt-
WM. SGHMQCK,
Manager Ferguson Branch.
Mnef'lcnii I'ooj.lo
TIlO lilltlOyifltORI
tiovurnmentOtvi
by V. tl. It. Q
ri.ii.i. For rim lv
In Hull lintl llu \
ono W'n,- toca-oi
i. nt, ],i i-iii-iii.ii I
Till' t.'iiiu
A I'uro i'
Illi-oiit Legislation", !��������� ,l, '.V. -:i
>.!iinli-I,.ii! J.'SiiiH.-i..'!., :-'.i..
A I-'.',-.-Thill ���:-.V-..'i Tril-t-i
lliirdTiiu.s, ,-'iii��"R'i.|i.,iri.. i-
Tilt- -<"lf in.-i lili Mm i- Ufa
MclTic Engliiiiil. i y ulieri III
Tim .ii.-i-.- ilHvllfi'1,1 iTllllli
IiOiiltltirJ '���' mini, Ir    .111.
-I, l'i-l.- run.. l.'i.V ; -. .
A l)iul.'!ili.|-'ii llniii-.ii:-'. I-, i
An Amiitftl fortliu lilin.I. Iiy n
l'roportlounl Kepreueiitiilloii..
Trade Mark*
Designs
Copyrights Ae.
qillokly navurliilii onr oiilnliin free wllntlicr on
Invention In jirobnhly initeiitiiblo. Coniiiinnlcnl
tlonBRtrlcllycinulilentliil. lliinillinokiiii I'ntoute
llirclili niitk-c, wltliiintclinrue. Initio
m
A hnnrtionioly Hhistrntod jrpehlj*.   LarffO
ciilnttiin of iitiv PcieriMiln Jnurna'     "
"'    -JulUbyu
janr; four iniiiilUs, tt- ("JukI by ull nmvs
ICOif^^'^'NeVi
Boe, en F Bt, Wmbiniitoii,
d- A
.
-^
'J'!!!: LABOR PLATFORM..
At the 180S session of tho Dominion
Trades of Labor congress held in
Winnipeg, the following platform was
adoplci..     Wo would  especially com-
i
^Si^g^SHE:^MH��ls :.'.-,// MM$ .,.      ,;.
raond  it to th
licleration of  tlio i
worker.-,  of  British Columbia  at tlio
present time;
1. Free compulsory education.
2. Legal working day of oifjlit hours
and six days a week.
'.), Govornmont inspection of all industries. (
4. The abolition of the contract system on all public worlta.
6- A minimum living wage, based
ou local conditions.
(i. Public ownership of all fran-
chiric-i, such as railways, teleffraph-j,
waterworks, lighting, etc.
7. Tax reform, by lessoning taxation mi industry and increasing it on
land values.
8. Abolition of tbo Dominion senate.
9. Exclusion of Chinese.
10. Tho union label on all manufactured ^nods, where practicable, on all
government supplies.
JI. Abolition of child, labor by
children under 14 years of atre; and of
female labor in all branches of industrial life, such as mines, workshops,
factories, etc.
i2. Abolition of property qualili-
cation for all public olliccs.
13. Compulsory arbitration of labor
disputes.
14. Proportional representation and
the cumulative vote.
15. prohibition of prison labor in
competition with freo labor.
United Halters of North America
r~~*_ this is tiiE
���0   >S. UNION LABEL
AwsiiiBsffii     of the Dnltod lint-
XV5%��Otllt%<^\       ;,,,.,   ���(   N���r||,     Am.
/ / /fVS^lft\.A\ ericn. U'licn you
(Ull U'i .5-ir-Vi ii) V:< in-'' Imvlnii ii IT It
f-l-/ie,V? *t,'. .'i IJ , V-rji HAT, ,-ither hoII in-
mt
[--] ijtlff.SOO  in  it thul
M  thORohuine UNION
U j \.\VA-A. in sewed in
'/'''���'/   / *'���   I*"" retailor 1ms
'������-���.-.CSV    liiof-o labels in bis
ttCW/      iMi.iscHsioii mitl ��ff-
Vx^u/nAnBXu       its to put one in a
"���?ft7o*rcneO but fur you. do not
MjJS7fcrW*v patronize bim. He
lias not any right to have toosa labels. 1-oose
labels in retail Htoros aro counterfeits, Do not
listen to any explanation as to why tbe but haa
no label, The Gcnutno Union Label Is perforated im tha four edges exactly thesarooasa
postage stamp. Coutorfotts aro Bomotlmos
ii'Tf.iriiti'ii on threoof tbeodgos, and sometimes
only oil two. Keep a sharp lookout for tho
counterfeits. Unprincipled maim facta re rs are
using tbem In order to gel rid of thoir scab*
mado bats. Tho John U. Stetson Co. and Henry
H. Itoetofs, both of Philadelphia, r��., are non-
iiniou uonccrns.
JOrtN v. MOKFITT, President!.Orange, N. J,
,)(JilN PHILLIPS, 8ecretary,477 Park Ave,
Brooklyn! N. v.
mk& Pacific
[I.I.MITEII.I
11 w,
Time Table   No. 51
Inking Efteot, Juno 15th.
VANCOUVEB ROUTE,
VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER ilnlly, i'.xiiiiiI
Moiiiiir-. nt 7 o'clock a.m. Regular freiKlii
HtoaincV '-iii leave Victoria at midnight on
Tuesday and Thursday and Vancouver at midnight n'i \Vi dnesday and Friday,
VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA ilnily.ut I, or
on arrival oi c. !'. Railway No. l train, Rogu-
lui- freighi stenmoi-s will leavo Vloloria al 12
li. in. mi '1'uesdny and Thursdayanii Vancouver
ul 12 p. in. nn Wednesday iiinl Friday.
NJ
Ml .'STE
i.i::. '
RT1SH,
ViY.lli.
I.KA
'I'll III '-.
Battud
ROUTE,
t;;\v wt
WESTMINSTER l-'Oli VIC
noi ii- ruosday, Thursday aud
look n. ni.
Sleami t ll.'-.vci'leaves SEW IVESTMIXSTEI
fur Chillhiiti'li  uu'!  way landings, Ti
Thiirsiluj and Saturday atsa,m.ieonnocilng
nt iiibi'i.iii City iiiili C. P, It. frinii Van, vor.
RotuMirng loaves Chilliwack fur New Wost
minster, Wednesday. Friday nml Sunday at
n. in., connecting with boal for Victoria.
i-,
ROUTE,
.-i-ii --iii: ���  i>(  iiii-   Company  li'iivc from
Evtinii Cole -ins' ivharf, Vancouver,
lor Natt ai i iiiiimiii -li-ue ports, ovory Mnniiny
MIS p.in.
w. I ka ROI :;:.
.,:.
Ill Id
v-1'uli| ' i ami   ��� ngway,
i VRCIiAV  -iil-Xli ROUTE.
Sti enter. leave Victoria fur Alberni, Ahousol
nnd way , -i ion ut,7th, l-llli anil20tholouoh
month ;-extending later trips to tluatslno nnd
hi iihungiiia t-'iis I'"'"' in'iii; nt any tlmi tvftb.
OUt iiii.iii'-iitii'll.
II. ,\. OAItliSTON,
Sonoral Freight Agent.
c. 8. BAXTEK,
I'asseugor Agent.
'vf   4 A illowi'ily  iti'-.-ii'w    :J;,r-l
^   \
nf Sonliil Ativan,
nil N-. 0, FAMNINO.
Into: John Emery .'
lagjaluo ia now put
-liltely (ro-i ond In
.-���t ,-lnss proseiitlng
ii tlotis i-i tlie day from tii
i-i-i
ma, yet scholarly and
������ i-.-'i-t by ovcty one
ble lo every uilvuni ni mind
:':ra'y:::::::;:::% w. n�� bjrayton,
GENERAL AGEN1
.11 '.'.in.-.-.Miiiil-.-i ;��� po��t-|ial.lbythopn MATTERS MILITARY.
General O'Grady Haly'a First Public
Utterance.���A Disgraceful Matter,
���Very Heavy Dragoons���A
Fair Markswcman.
OUT OF JOBS.
There are now about eighteen of the
returned soldiera uf the Canadian Contingents in Montreal. In Borne Inst unci's
tin- positions they vacutod on gains' to
tho front have been held open for them.
and  as  a i  as  thoy  are  fli   for  work
thoy will resume their old occupations. In
some cases the men need employment, Up
tn tiif present moment only ono offer has
been  received  from any person  or corporation, asking for iho services of ono
or mora of those men, and this came from
Hie Grand Trunk, This Corporation offer-   ���., ,. ,..
i*il to employ any man who might be fit- | dlversi
ted tn enter any branch of the Company's j -L u-n-
service,   One  of   the  returned  Montreal; four styles of dress;
Matches was the shooting of Miss Biffy
of Dundas, who wore the colors of the
77th Regiment Rifle Association, of which
she is an honorary member. This was the
young lady's second appearance as a
competitor at the O. R. A. She has been
shooting; for the lust six years aud has
won quite a number of medals and trophies. She is credited with making a score
or 97 out of 11 possible 10.1 at Dundas. In
the "Tait-Brassoy" this year she made
8!); last year In the same match she made
!H) coming into the prize list.
COLONIAL OFFICERS' ALLOWANCES.
Lord Lansdowne, Secretary of War,
has approved of the allowance being made
to officers of the Colonial forces who
may   be   invalided   to   the   United   King*
dom, in consequence of wounds or sickness contracted In the Smith African campaign. Field-officers are to be allowed fif.
teen BhlUlnga a day for the first week,
ten Shillings a day for the second, ami
flvo shillinga a day afterwards. For captains ihe scale will be slightly lower lu
men happened to fill the bill (he was a
fireman), and he was conaequently given
employment. There are at present at the
ofttcea of the Patriotic Committee in the
Temple Building, several applications for
employment from the members of tho
Montreal Company of the First Contingent, and ii is earnestly desired that Buch
applications shall not long remain thei-
Llout.-Col. (
tnitiee, is at present looking after the In*
terests of the men. ami hopes ami expects
to receive applications from such of
the business men of Montreal as may
have   vacancies   for   these   men.
ginning at 12a fid per day. nnd falling
lo five shillings a day. The allowance wlil
run during ihe period of detention in
England.
srpKUFLrors "Don."
Canadian Militiamen are not the only
people overburdened with dress. Military
nun in Prance are much harassed by the
iles governing the use of gloves
part of the required dress. There are
morning dress, worn
until 1 p, ni.: day dress, worn.after 1
o clock, Hie habitual attire; "grand"
dress, worn when Indicated in orders, and
li'Id dress, u.-'cil in marches, manoeuvres
etc, Opinions differ widely as to the exact attire required for each style ot
dress, and each garrison seems to have
rules of ils own. The color of the gloves
���   .i     nntMn+n. nnm  iln ue worn is "10 subject of much fllvls-
t.the.Patriotic Com-1 *0n ,(f opin|on,  i��� mos, of tlu, ffarrt80I1B
mounted officers are allowed to wear colored gloves all day, this option being
witheld from officers not mounted. Iu
smne garrisons, however, the while glove
is required for ;iii after 1 p, m. whenever
the officer carries his sabre. Jlimv offl-
cera, to be on ihe safe side, constantly
carry two pairs of gloves, one while, one
colored. The obligatory dally use of
Iflovea is quite an expense to the ofllcer.--.
Besides the original price, there is tho
cost of cleaning, which amounts to considerable In the ease of white glo
���France Mllltnlre" of Paris
authorltlea prevent all this confusion
useless expense i>y prescribing the col-
ored glove for every occasion except
"irrand dress" and official visits, for
i, instead of ilie which the while glove wouiil be reaerv "
*     id." Tho old  ;o:	
DFPAItT.M KXTAL IGNORANCE!
The writer of an article in the "Mail-
end Umpire" obtained considerable amusement in listening to a tirade of ridicule
poured forth upon the heads of the Canadian War Office by an old veteran. It
was in a Western country, ho says, and
as an old friend stepped forward to shake
hands I noticed the recently Issued general service medal, clasps and all, pinned
upon the old gentleman's coat lapel. A
glance al ihe decoration revealed a
white and blue" rlbt
authorised "red. whit)
gentleman's pride in hia medal was only
exceeded by his wrath at the thought of
the authorities making such a mistake
iu the colors. I timidly suggested that
the red. while and red was tho color
authorised. But no, sir, they couldn't rmii
the old man; lie know the colors of the
British, and he had a narrow strip of blue
ribbon carefully sewed over the third offensive bar of red. I desisted from further efforta to correct the flrey old gen
tlema
his w .
ribbon, and referring in no complimentary   former
!',X ft ""' l��norMe< yI the MUitla D<-" I   A French International exposition is\ot
pretty safe. The campaign waged here
now against England gets, but little real
echo. When tickets to the fair nre down to
9 sous, with every prospect of their falling still lower; when Paris is really taken
possession of by the peasants and lower
middle classes from the provinces; when
tlie exposition grounds are jammed every
Sunday, reminding Americans of "Chicago Day" in 1883, you cannot get the aver-
ago Frenchman to pay much attention to
the vaporlngs of Paul de Roulede, to the
tirades of the "Patrle" newspaper against
"the traditional enemy." or to the partls-
Ing complaints of M. Mcline & Company,
against "the perfidious Waldeck-Roussenu
Cabinet." The Kmperior Napoleon said:
"The Empire Is peace." This historic remark is much truer of the exposition of
WOO, and extends to both home and for-
rien  affairs.
THEODORE   STANTON.
���in Chicago "Record.*1
INTERESTING INTERVIEW.
Er. Parkin, Canada's Hoted Imperia
list, Speaks of HU Visit to England, Where All Wish the
Dominion Well.
It is surprising to see the large numbers
of business men who are convinced that
the new conditions of the Bmolre necessitate a reorganisation of the trade policy.
GOOD FEELING.
modest, and Is what the world would
call "a good fellow."
Mitchell has announced that he wilt,
go to Hazleton, Pa., and take personal.
Throughout England one finds the kind- ! charge of the situation as affecting the-
liest feeling towards Canadu. The prompt   strikers.   "I want to assume whatever
set &jg?j$g��%m* ��383 Z j zrsFtT'- Tre r?b; w?"
heart of John Bull. We Canadians will I to the strike,    he said, "and If It falls.
.POLITICS AOT THE PA BIS EXPO
STTION.
- There is an aspect of the Exposition
which has been passed over almost In silence, and yet it is far from being the least
Important view of this many-sided enterprise. I refer to the way in which home
Btaken idea, lit- slill goes on and foreign polities are affected by It and
arlng his red, white and blue ��� ni?o how  they modify  it, especially tlie
Dr. parkin, Principal of Upper Canada
College, returned to Toronto recently after a three months' sojourn in the Old
Country. In an interview with a "Mall
and Empire" reporter, the Doctor said:
"I was extremely (ortunato in visiting
the old Country this year." England lias never hud a Bummer so
Interesting as iliis year. The whole air
seemed full of large national questions of
every kind. The hostility of Prance and
other countries lias set all England thlnk-
 ,   ing as to her relationship with the world,
ks that the and has strengthened the tie between the
Mother Country nnd the colonies.
In London one meets all the authorities of political, commercial, and industrial opinion. Around the houses of Par-
d tinmen t 1 met with many members, and
was agreeably struck with the prevailing   interest   taken   In   colonial      affairs.
Many young men going Into the coming
elections Have ninde a deep study of the
relationship with the colonies, and Intend
making it the ono thing for discussion
during thoir parliamentary life. In my
own mind the Important feature of the
coining election will be that it will see the
'Little Englander' swept away from political life.
SOHOOUS OF MUSKBTRT.
j simply
At a luncheon given at tho V. R. A.
Pavilion at Ottawa, the other day. during
asuffBiv^r-ssrfts?,*^s^jrSi,j��-,--. -������ - �����������
tho occasion was tho first fur I lie new (..
o. C. to make any public utterance since
Ills arrival ii] Canada. There was a mailer lo whioh he alluded that might at
Mils lunoture be regarded aa timely mid
Important���the establishment In Canada
nf a School of Musketry similar to Una
ut   iivine  In   England.   The  Major-Gen
mmorolal affair
kod If trade ami matters
of that sort do not play therein n rather
secondary role. This is surely true In the
present Instance, Tt is universally felt
declared Hint on
ilie'sliulilna Of ihe fair gates domestic
quarrels, leading possibly to fpreljrp wars,
wlil hurst forth ns never before since
the pretended "closing" of the Dreyfus
aJMr.
ln tho matter of home politics one of
tlies,   world's   falls, is   useful   In  several
oral expressed the hope that at no fn>   ways, tn the first place a successful .x-
dlstanl day such nn Institution would be   position  "glorifies the Republic," and  It
��� reality, lie said;
"Tin- importance of rifle shooting    and
the unique Influeni lid bearing which
It exercises nn the successful eonduol of
military operations In this advanced period of the wi.rld's history can scarcely
be too hlnlilv exulted. The military organisation devoid nf an adequate knowledge ,if this eBsentlnl, Is very materially
handicapped and little calculated In perform with any deZfee ot success the
nrk
o be a necessity in France to lie
continually paying homage in the form
nf government which happens for tho
moment to be "on top." This habit Is not
peculiar to the Republic, however. Ever
since the Revolution U has boen in vogue.
Tim Second Empire is especially responsible for this custom of obtaining n "con-
Becrntlon." The ollieial purpose of tho
exposition of 1878,  the first of the sor.
i any vlt.-, .-.-.-           -               .
-assigned I" It. Tlie measure of a res'-  ifs end-r the present regime, was t" show
and  the charactei   or - -       lt   t \t    T1  _j t1 	
let the blame fall on my shoulders."
Mr. T. P. O'Connor, in "M. A. P.,"
says: "It is universally recognized In
legal circles that there Is no more remarkable man at the Bur of England
than Mr. George Summers Griffiths,
and In the particular courts Ih which,
he actively pursues his profession there
Is probably none more popular. 'Called' In 1852, this patriarchal advocate,
whose robust appearance entirely belles his years, hus for a period of nearly
half a century had a wider and deeper personal experience of men and
manners und of crime and criminals
than any of his colleagues olther at
the Bar or on the Bench, and but for
the fact that he has been afflicted with
the calamity of total blindness for the,
pnst twenty years, his career ���a ���
criminal lawyer would have been one,
of unrivalled brilliancy, At the timo
when this terrible misfortune befell
him he hail acquired the reputation ot
being 'the champion verdict-getter' on
the Oxford Circuit and he stood second lo none in the same capacity in
his practice at the Old Bailey; but, unlike his friend, the late Sir John Kars-
lake, who abandoned his profession In
despair when similarly stricken with
blindness, Mr. Griffiths never once
wavered in his resolve to continue tho
exercise of his avocation as a barrister. Tho loss of his sight affected his
legal business most seriously, ot
course: so much ao, in fact, that his
customary     daily     supply    of   briefs
 inn,    r.n-i, ;.,--,,��,    Including I a^ery'weakly ""^ "ne-s��raetlm���
have to live up to a high standard now to
fulfil the ideal which tho Mother Land
has formed of us.
Being a Canadian, or connected -with
Canada, seems to he a good recommendation now for public 11 e in England. While
there I met my friend George Brown, son
of the late Hon. George Brown, Mr.
Brown has just been proposed to contest
Centre Edinburgh, with good prospects
of success. He is a clover young mnn,
very much attached to Canaan, mid likely to do credit to us [ii Parliament. Gen-
oral Laurie, who once sat in the Dominion House of Commons, is now member
for Pembroke, and I think he la pretty
sure nf re-election. He also takes a deep
Interest in everything Car .dan. Then
airain, Col. Lee, who about fifteen years
ago was a professor In tbe Royal Military College at Kingston, has been elected ns Conservative candidate for South
Hants. With men like tne8e, in addition to
the Hon. Edward Blake, we have now
in the House ot Commons something like,
a Canadian party If they care to work
together for our 'benefit."
IN THE PUBLIC EYE.
Sir Chin Chen Lo Feng Luh. the
Chinese Minister to England, was born
in 1850. His father was one of the
most distinguished scholars of his time
in China. Sir Chih was educated privately, but on reaching his majority
passed some years at the Chinese Imperial Naval College. Jn 1877 he commenced diplomatic service ns jittaoho
to the Chinese Legation at London, being transferred to the Berlin Legation
in 1S79, and staying there until 1882.
He was then appointed Assistant-Secretary to Earl LI Hung Chang, and later became his First Secretary on Im-
rtsmPM,.'nrv,iTpHi:r,,voV? ssss^vSi:^^^ ^ ^ ^^ ��f thc ����*pr-
tlie facility with which the rifle can be ous days before tiie Franco-German War
handled, and upon the marksmanship Of had taken her nlil place among the great
ihe individual soldier who uses it. Schools   nations of tht? Continent, That of ISSil was
CONSERVATIVES  WILL  WIN*.
i
There is little doubt that the Conservative party will win the elections, Tlieir
general policy in South Africa has been
practically approved by the ednntry at
large, and will bi endorsed. On questions
of administration, there has been a great
dual of criticism of the present Government and. If successful, an anticipated,
it will be largely due to public endorsa-
tion nf Mr. Chamberlain'* masterly policy
In South Africa. The position of the Liberal party seems apparently almost hope*
less for the present, Not only sir William Hareourt and Mr. Labouchfire, but
also Mr, MorloVi fil'e Still opposed to Lord
Rosenery's leadership of the patty. Without Lord Hosebery's leadership the country will not, in its present temper, trust
the Liberal party, A good many Liberals
sec this verv clearly, and have formed
themselves into an association to develop
tin standard of Liberal Imperialism. My
own opinion Is thai the only hope fur thc
party lies In coming back again under
the leadership of Lord Rosebery. With,
perhaps, as associate leader. Sir Edward
Grey, for Whom nil sincere Liberals entering a high regard, and who for some
time lias been a strong Imperialist. There
nre n great many questions coming up In
regard to Imperial union for defence, union In representation, etc. The coming election will probably clear the air.
MR. MORLEY'S PERSONALITY.
I  had  the    pleasure    of    meeting   for
the first time Mr. John Morlcy,    whose
nf musketry turn out Instructors who arc   H still  bolder bid  for recognition nf the I views on national questions are in many
capable of Imparting an acute knowledgi
of rifle matters and of training men to he-
ocmo crack shots, There arc many of the
best and most successful riflemen whose
only training has been personal practlc
R ; ul Mean idea, in fact, the
narchlcal  respects different from my own. For this
nations of Etiropi
ould  not  be induced
reason I looked forward to the meeting
to swallow this bitter pill, which remind- men,"and"one7f"tiie keenest intellects that
ed  them  that the Exposition celebrated.. 0Re isJ mv]y to meet with In tii
and who are
lie  aii'-r  a   period   of   instruction.   Such,
however, arc the exception and not  the
bey would   the centennial of the overturning of most|of his life "lie
deeply Interested
of their thronrs, and so none of them, not bearing everything that I could tell him
  even Liberal England, was officially rep* i about Canada. 1 advised him very strong-
rule, and it is agreed that any system resented at Pnrls. The starting point of, >>' to come over to Canada himself and
���which will provide training and Inatruc-   the  present  exposition  was  o   desire  tn  Ret directly  in  touch with colonial life
ch ck Germany, About eight years ago It
waa announced in public prints that the
Subject  was being agitated in commercial
nnd tin- establishment of such an InstltU
Hon, as suggested nnd imped for by General   fff'.radv-Haly.   would      be   received
with favor and gratitude by thc Canadian
militia,
THE   AVAR   MEDAL.
and  colonial  ways of looking nt  things.
He is a man who always gives full weight
to anv argument presented to him.
Mr. Morley is a man of absolute honesty,
h an abhorrence for anything
   -rnnt that he is bound to be a
nd of the cenlurv anil its own greatness ! force in English politics. If he only could
by :i grand world's fair nt the Imperial   be got to look upon the broader view of
tion in shooting will have a benoflclent
effect  and   do   not   a   llltle  tn   develop  Interest   In  the subject  and to Increase the
accuracy of marksmen." , . , , 	
Canada   is   favored   with   all   sorts  of centres  in  Berlin whether h  would  not  and has
training   schools in the military line with be wrll  for the  Empire to celebrate thi*; mean
ihe exception of a school of musketry,
Imperial politics he would, to my mind,
be nn ideal statesman.
A POWER IN POLITICS.
Capital. Thereupon the French Cabinet
madi haste to declare a decree, not waiting for the slow  proceedings of Parlla-
ment. that an Gxposltlon would lake place j   T mot  the m.  Hon.  Joseph  Chmbcr-
-ri,        ,.,.���,   �� m��/ifii u-ith iu ribbon of   in Pnrls ln 1M0, thUS ?,ippI,J8 in thc hu'1; ����In   and   after   conversing  with  him,   I
Jue    'l , .1 , liS   Lhe Gorman *Sltntlon' Thua il is seen lhat   ao not wonder that   he IS such a power
SISfH    7,-l.,!.*���1��..,,i    L   ,,n   ."Jn The   pollt iciil considcrai ions of l hi- highest kind   in   English   politics.   His   Intellect   is   ns
nre Involved In these French International   keen   as   a   two-edged   sword   nnd      goes
fairs. j stralEht to the central point of on argu
South African medal, is no more. Tho
"Army and Navy" says: "The War Olfloe   having   yielded  to   Parliamentary
long   the cnlonii
troubles  cldu upon what step should be taken In
lions In South  Allien. There was certain- i-w^tH
.rtir"\l,ougrheCuTrruethtna?tu0cWf0onrn, X.'����3 into tn^aokirround. OnVot Hu, dlreci;..,,"   -f   ,.1 ,, ..i,.���m.,i
nr decoration was distributed in 134' in the ilrnicst will!, driven Into tho Boumng- *-""'"-
commemorate Ihe battle .>r Maharajpore, ism coffin wns tho Exposition "f 1889, It
foughl on Deoembcr 2Bth, 1818. within the is ��� nsw Turin (,r the ol.l policy o( tin
ml Austria need nol be tho least
nfrnl.l i.f nnythlng like dictation from
England. There Is a tendency, I fear. Hint
tile mistake  is  rnnre   likely   tn  lie ln  thc
first Napoleon, who, when Paris showed 0,|,(,,. direction, anil Hint England, by ile-
sIbus or growing Impatient, would order dining to lead, will lose her opportune
repairs on  some  publio  hulliling.  whioh tv."
was sun- in occupy the people's mlml till "Yea vislie.i the Congress nf the Cham-
, Ihe dlsoontont calmed down. hers of Commerce.?" queried the reporter.
|   For ninny years there hns not been such       *"���!���. '"I'"''"' &��� ?.'"'!!!".'....'. "SPAi!	
inst twenty years three bronze slats liav
been added la the list of wnr decorations
worn bv the nlll.-.-rs and men or the Itrlt-
Ish Army. Flrsl came thai for tho Kahu-
Knndahar march: secondly Hie Khedive's,
for the operations in Bgypl and Ihe Son-
dan isvjtt", and thlrdlv thai for Sir Francis Scott's march to KnmOBBl In 1806. The   a   rebellious   spirit   reign me    in   cerium  Trr,    , ���iiv n'nvThnt tho resolul-hi
���Miter w-.s given on the ,.,-n , ,at there  quarter, as ��� ���������. lh0 ,11S1, Tot ���u, grmi J���** o^L Pronto Board    of Trade
haying been no nm\ng a-w ar meatti tmcjje ot tho people are so desirous ot, brought out tho most Interesting discus-
��    '     ,   ,,-'"'- iniiiu.  and of a'��*l"B tho wonders of ihe exposition that  Mens ol the whole Congress. The discus-
*'*'. "   &S   W then," It  It Is impossible, notwithstanding repeated  slons ended In ��� resolution being adopted
Xn,5 ,'tUr "Svo a star In nlaol of '''attempts on the pari of the politicians 'unanimously by ail shades of oprnlon uk-
war medal?" lint all Is now made right. ! of the reactionary parlies, lo get them to  big il". (ipyenimcniL for a Royal Commls.
elgntng   In   certain
as a deleffate from the Toronto Hoard of
" . 1 ma
The m'rd'ai'wlii'beattachcd to a ribbon   listen to their complaints", Even some of  J101) - -        -     ,        ,       m.-tim.u ,,r ml
with  an  oranga centre,  havlnti narrow   ��v>.  an.na\\aA   '���\t,��i,..-.,.n     u<miihiinana.^, P.or,t?r) traoe ana.ine i��  ' m'1MI',    1,li|
naw bine strlnes on either side slightly
wider, and deep sirlpes of red.
TOO Mt'CH WEIGHT.
Tf there Is one thing, says an exchange,
which experience In South Africa has
made more clear than another, it is that
the horses of iiur cavalry are over-weighted   The   Briers have proved  that  fact  to
demonstration. Our Dragoons ride nearly
twenty stone, the Boers probably fifteen.
At nil   costs,   therefore,   WO  must lighten
SUSttVMl.TO��%S85 j condemn this whole ���osltlon, but now
tip left to cavalry officers or experience, thai it Is there, I wish to get nil ihe ���-
Tiley must simply be told that bhey must i joyment out of lt 1 can. nut] so I con-
take off nn average of rive stone. Wheth- i fess lhat I go there every day." There
fr this Is to be done hy lessening the ppr- ! ���,.��� [housands of bitterly antl-Republlcnn
eonal   kit,   replacing   lhe   present   saddle   Vrm,,h mcn ���nj WOmon like this Olio. Tlio
2P? '."I1'1.!? KJi*l!;t'L!irt'?.,''-l!lS!SiSl!!!  calming effect; therefore, of un exposition
cannot be overestimated
tudy Preferential nnd Inter-im
,.   .   ....   ., ,.      , ,. .,   |i< un nude and the best methods of CUl-
tho  so-called    Moderate     SapubHoana,   i fivatlng them, Aa a demonstration     of
who aro ever ready to criticise the pre- patriotic national  feeling the discussion
pc-nt Cabinet  nnd condemn the exposition   -- ���   ��� ������������������        ���������  ���'��������� -���	
because lis nominal head is M, Mtllerand,
a leading Socialist, cannot resist going to
the Champs de Mars or the Esplanada
des Invalldes every day lo see tho marvels
accumulated there.
I met a "prrnndc dame" the other afternoon who remarked very naively before a
whole roomful of reactionists who approved  her conduct:  "Of course you know I
ttie hoiHe-briishes, etc.. or diminishing
the food and forage carried, or by combination of all methods, we do not pretend to say. A compressed ration for horse
and rider, With a train of pack horses
or light  carts  to follow,  to  carry spare
What is true of home politics is not
loss so of the foreign relations of France
nnd of thc relations of foreign nations
with France. It*   would be rather difficult
feed, grain, etc.. might help lo solve the for a cm,n|ry exhibiting nt Paris to go to
difficulty, hut �����������j'n8 "�����{.*�� �� awr with the Republic while the export-
S'5&Sr?S2a,��tf'hSrefoTraWne Hon - In jWp-r. And when Ftanej taj
iiuefiil within it? borders not only the exhibits of
A IjADY CRACK. (such  a  nation  but hundreds  of its  cltl-
nnd decision of the Congress  were very
Doaltlve,
PUEFRRE'NTIAT- TRADF,.
The Manchester people enmc to the
Congress Ihinklng that they had only lo
combai a desire for Preferential Trade,
nnd, as a matter of fact, they found
themselves face tn face with a remnrk-
able demonstration of national feeling.
However, they consented to the resolution, which was finally adopted. There was
a prevailing feeling throughout the Congress tbat the Government would he unable to refuse the demand for n Royal
Commission. As" you know. Ijord Sails-
bury refused, his justification for going
nrninst ihe onlnlon nf so large nnd representative a body no doubt consisting in
the entanglements of public nffalrs, con-
hooted with tho wnr In South Afrien, In
West Africa, and in China. Bui 1 found
that the most prominent business men of
London questioned the wisdom of the
Premier's action, and expressed themselves as strongly on the question as the
colonial members, who felt that Lord
Salisbury's action bad put the quietus on
a matter thai might have proved a great
national benefit,
While the majority In England still cling
those of the peace ncg/uiiatlnns at
Shimonoseki, Japan, In 1S9S, at the
close of the Japan-China War. Subsequently he was Secretary to the congratulatory Embassy at the coronation of the Tsar. He made a tour of
the United States and Europe In 1S%,
and in thc same year was appointed
Minister to England. Sir Chlh is a
linguist of exceptional ability, and an
author of note on scientific subjects,
his best known worka dealing with astronomy and the problems of navigation. He is a member of tho St. James'
Club, London; and an excellent bright
after dinner speaker in English.
One of the features of the Ontario Rifle ' ��na, the  cnuse cf  International  peace  is   to trade theories of the past 50 yt
John .Mitchell, the youthful President
of the United Mine-Workers of America, whicli hus now won tho lirst round
in the fight with the coal barons of
Pennsylvania, In effecting the strike
pf 75 per cent, of their employees, is
a native of Illinois, and was born In
Braid wood on February 4th, 1869. He
does not look 31 years old. He is
smooth-faced, pleasing in his manner,
of small stature, weighing not more
than 150 pounds, and dresses neatly,
but not expensively, and always wears
a soft slouch hat. Mr. Mitchell's father and mother are dead. His mother
died when he was two years old. HltJ
father's death occurred four years later, and from the age of 6 until he was
10 years old he lived with a stepmother
and got as much schooling as he could.
He became a farm laborer when 10
years old, and at IS went into the coal
mines. When 18 years old Mitchell
joined the Knights of Labor at Barns-
ville, 111., and a few weeks later visited Colorado, New Mexico and other
states ln the West and Southwest,
making his living by mining coal. He
returned to Illinois In the Spring of
181)1, and made his home In tiprtirtf Valley, a mining town.
Mitchell was made Secretary-Treasurer of the North Illinois Sub-District
in 1S95, and the next year lie was sent
to Springfield, and obtained the enactment by the Legislature of the Gross
Weight Law. He also carried through
the Anti-Trust Law, aud several other
measures of great importance to the
Illinois miners. Mitchell was made a
member of the Illinois State Executive
Board of the United Mine-Workers in
1897, and the same year beeame an
organizer for the national organization. He was made Vice-President of
the United Mine-Workers of America
In January, 1898, and the following
September he was appointed President,
succeeding M. D. Ratchford, who had
resigned to accept an appointment on
the National Industrial Commission.
���Mitchell was elected Fourth Vice-
President of the American Federation
of Labor in December, 1S97, and still
holds this office as well as being a
member of the Executive Council of
the Federation. He waa elected President of the United .Mine-Workers in
January, 1S99, and re-elected by acclamation last January, there being no
candidate against him.
Under Mitchell's management the
Order has grown from 68,000 members
to 140,000 members. He has had no
failures, and enjoys the supreme confidence of the National Board members, and the rank and file of the organization.
Outside of his career, as a miner,
Mr. Mitchell has achieved success.
From 1885 to 1898, when he was 'compelled to go to Indianapolis, he was
President of the Athletic Association
nf Spring Valley, President of an Independent political reform Club, and
a member nnd ofllcer of various social,
literary and educational clubs. He
was President of the, Spring Valley
Board of Education before he could
vote. He is a Catholic, and an A. P,
A. fight against him defeated him for
re-election to the Board of Education.
Mr. Mitchell la a Democrat, He is
a good orator, with a clear voice. Ae
a presiding officer, he Is fair. As the
head of the United Mine-Workers he
is dignified when he needs to be, but
to those who know him he Is plain
"Johnnie" Mitchell. More often he la
called "Jack."
Even-tempered, yet quick to talent
n. faise accusation, his heart Is in the
cause he leads.   His friends declare he
cannot  be  tempted  into political by-
'years.'st'ili   P-*-thB.    He can  tell a good  story, Is
one, he humorously relates, but with indomitable courage
he persevered, and 'the blind barrister' has since demonstrated to many
a grateful client lhat, despite his infirmity, his 'verdict-getting' capabilities are practically unimpaired. Mr.
Griffiths, or 'Our Jaigc,' 'the Safe Man,'
as he is familiarly known in his native Gloucestershire���where'he Is briefed tn nearly every Important criminal
case���has a memory of phenomenal
grasp and retentlveneES. Except In.
the most complicated cases he never
requires his clerk to read over thc instructions In his brief to him more
than once. He remembers every fact,
name,*-ehrte and figure, after one recitation, with extraordinary ease and
unfailing accuracy; and In the handling of any letters, documents or 'exhibits' he displays all the ready adroitness of a sharp lawyer with the keenest vision."
THE PACIFIC CABLE.
The Pacific Cable project. It -would!
appear from one of our cable messages of this morning, has advanced
another stage. That Is to say, the tenders for the construction of the line
have been opened, and that of thc
Telegraph Construction Company has
been found to be the lowest at ��1,-
886,000, the work to be completed in
eighteen months. No doubt the offer
with the others received will obtain
careful consideration at the hands of
the Advisory Committee appointed in
London iu 1806 for the purpose. But
in fhe meantime it is satisfactory to
tho colonies concerned to know that
the subject Is not being lost sight of.
In the absence of details there does
not seem much to object to either in,
the price mentioned in the tender or
the time which the laying of the cable
is expected to take. Three years ago-
the Committee reported that thc Telegraph Construction Company estimated the cost of a cable from Vancouver
via Honolulu at considerably over ��8��-
000,000. Their present tender Is for a
somewhat less figure. An estimate
from the India Rubber, Gutta-percha,
and Telegraph Works Company put
the cost at ��1.517,000. and offered to
do the work and maintain the line for
three years for that sum, But the
samo Company explained to the Canadian Government that a 15-word per
minute cable would cost ��1,672,000,
while one of IS words would cost ��1,-
880,000. The Eastern Extension Company estimated the cost at rather less,
and the Henley Telegraph Works Company tendered for the line at ��1,402,000.
But of course these tenders were governed by the conditions, such as weight
of core or the question as to whether
a 15 or IS word cable was required.
At any rale It was stated in the Committee's report that it would not be
prudent to put the whole capital required at less than ��1,800,000. But It
will be noticed that the present tenders
carry us no further than the stage Indicated in the Committee's report of
three years ago.���Sydney (N. S. W.)
"Herald."
FAIL ASSIZES,
Courts of Assize, Nisi Prlus, Oyer and
Terminer and General Gaol Delivery wilt
bo holden In the Court House, at 11 o'clock in the torenoon, nt the places and
on the dates following, namely:
City of Victoria, on the 2nd day of
October, 1900.
City of Vancouver on tho 2nd day of
October, 1900.
Town of Clinton, on the 12th day of Oo*
tober, 1900.
City-of ifanalmo, on the 0th day of October, 1900.
City of Now Westminster, on the 16th,
day of October, 1900.
City of Nelson, on the 16th day of October, 1900.
City of Vernon, on the ICth day of October, 1900.
City of Kamloops, on the 23rd day ot
October, 1900.
City of Revelstoke, on the 25th day of
Octobor, 1900.
4-
v
-:ot-
Klnd words and bald heads never dye.
If ii man's tooth aches he can get it
pulled, but it's different with his conscience
"Verv good, but rather pointed," ns tho
fish said when it swullowud the baited;:
hook.
''��*l /}
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NEWS OF THE MINES.
PROMISING    FIND    AT
CREEK.
Mr. William Guttridge, who is now
-on a brief visit to Vancouver, is very
hopeful us to the prospects' the Bow
Bell group of claims on the Princeton- I
Hope new road���which follows the old
trail���a: a point about -2 miles from
Princeton In tho SlmllUameen. In the
Bow Bell group Mr. Guttridge and his ,
partner's are interested m owners and
workers, and tlieir preliminary development Elbows well.    They have sunk
.nine feet and struck an ore body with
a footwall b feet across. Assays which
they have obtained, show gold sulphides running all 'the way from $5 to
$211 a ton, and the average values appear to be very substantial. Hence
the owners are hopeful that they arc
the possessors of what will prove a
rich proH-ylolding mine of the early
future. The Bow Bells group is nd-
vantnged also by thc fact that the high
road will croaa the property, thus' rendering freighting easy and cheap. Other
���of the Whipeaw Creek claims also
promise well, and enterprising real estate men are consequently already laying out a townsite.
THE   GLEN ORN   MINE.
This North Thompson District mine
.at Cherry Creek, is being busily worked, shipping Iron ore to Nelson for flux-
in k.
SAVONA'S CINNABAR.
width, their values, so it Is stated,
running as high as $400 to the ton in
corner, gold and silver. Considerable
work has been done on the property by
WHIPSAWi the prigmal owners. A tunnel 200 feet
long has been run, following the vein,
from wMch a winze has been sunk some
(30 feet.    The lead hns also been uncov-
( ered the entire length of the group on
| the surface.
Mr. Corcoran has left for the property with bis engineer, to decide upon
plans for immediate development. Bunk
h-vji.ps, ore bin?, blacksmith shops, etc.,
will be erected at once. A crmpressor
plant \>'ili also in due course be set up.
Mr. A. J. Colquhoun, M. E., writes
of this to the Ashci-oft "Journal" as fol-  eufh'cien'tly good wagon road,
���lows, incidentally condemning past me- | the Hewett the "Silverionlan"
citing at the Cinnabar
declaring present pi-os-
thods of ore
mines, whilst
poets hopeful:
"The Cinnabar Mining Company's re
present! five, Mr. C, E. Low, while sup-
STR.KE   IN   THIC   RECO.
The recent -Investment of ijtfa.OOO in
this mine has resulted in a strike of a
I vein of three Inches-of clean galena ore
of very high grade,    li was reached by
a crosscut run into lhe hanging wail
j from an upraise connecting No. 7 und
I No. 6 tunnels.    The strike is at a depth
of 450 feet giving 203  feet of working
ground above as yet untouched.    It Is
' consequently hoped that the result may
! bo thc shipment of  much ore of the
' same valuable character as that which
male the Reco famous two years ago.
SLOCAN LAKE SHIPMENTS.
Thet'O amounted up to last Saturday
to 8,024 tins for the year to date, as
.���v.riinst ,!,078 tons for the whole of 1889.
Next week should sec the latter shipments passed.
ROAD  CONNECTION  FOR  THE
HEWETT.
Th" Hewett mine  Willi  In about 30
days be connected with Silverton by a
As to
speaks
now been built and comfortable quarters for the men erected. Ten men
are now employed but the force will
shortly be increased. The Society Girl
lies to the east of the St. Eugene, The
ore Is mostly lead, but it also carries
40 ounces of salver to the ton.
MATTE SHIPMENTS FROM GRAND
FORKS.
The Granby smelter at Grand Forks
lately .shipped to New York a flist
consignment of 'i8 tons of matte. Another and larger shipment of 150 tons
is to follow in a fow days, whilst much
greater consignments of matte from
the smeller are certain in the early future, as the operations are increasing
and ��. second furnace will be blown in
at the beginning of next m inth.
A1NSWORTH   DEVELOI'.MKNTS.
Development Is to be resumed on the
King Si buiion group, by a mining Company of lhat name which lias taken
over ihe properties on belhalf oi' Minnesota and other Unltwl States capitalists, The Winter's work will be confined to ihe Amazon claim, a Bllver-lead
proposition, carrying also a me little
cold and cupper pyrites.
Moan while, the big tunnel at another
thus:
"It Is a silver-lead proposition, about
four miles from Silverton on the southwest slope of Vancouver or Hewett
Mountain.    It has been operated under
erlnknding the assessment work has (t*j preeen't management for the past
uncovered a valuable deposit of high year and a very large amount of degrade cinnabar. About three tons of veloxment work idone upon it. There
high-grade ore which I would esMm- j are three tunnels driven upon the vein,
ate should average 20 to 30 per cent,,! In all soim. 1,200 feet of tunnel having
are on the dump and a line showing in been driven upon the vein, besides other
sight. This ore can be furnaccd at a underground development work accom-
good profit by retorting. It Is to be plit-hed. So far this .season there have
(hoped that this concern will at last been shipped to the smelter from this
realise the bonanza they hold and' i tart; properly iO tons of high-grade ore, part
operations on a common sem=e basis, | of nruhei carload being now on our
which has not been the case nltherto. j dock. With the completion of a wag-
Thla find has been made at an oppor-' on toad the management will be able
tune (moment,  quicksilver being very' to ship at a good profit a large part
high, owing to the decrease iu the output from California."
THE ATHABASCA'S FIRST DIVIDEND.
The Athabasca Company has Just announced its first dividend of 5 per cent,
���a shilling per share���payable on thv
1st October, It is believed that as the farmlliar with the property that the
mine Is now a steady producer, the pay- |eag0 \H identical with that of the Vafl-
ment of dividends' regularly Is fairly j couvor."
THE   VANCOUVER.
It is stated of this Slocan mine of the
of the big dump.-* of .ire accumulated
at the mouths of the various tunnels
while doing the present development
work. The ore, while somewhat similar in character to that shipped by the
Vancouver mine of this camp, does
not carry quite as large a percentage
of lead  although it Is claimed by some
assured.
SLOCAN MINE REVIVALS.
The Two Friends resumed shipments
the other day and sent a trial consign
meat of rather under 20 tons to Nelson for smelting. It sampled at 160
ounces in silver and ill! per cent, lead,
tlie shipment realising $1,926.66 not or
approximately $100 to the ton. The
comr.:etlon of the Arlington wagon
road has greatly reduced the cost of
hauling the Two Friends' ore.
Meanwhile, Mr. A.'Teeter and hH
partrers In the lease of the Bondholder
are gi tting out ore at a rate between
linlf-a-ton and n ton a day. They will
CJhortly sh!-;> a consignment of ore and
arj confident of sufficiently good results, as thc lowest sliver and gold assay they have recently obtained on the
group runs to $50.80, representing 80
ounces of silver and $10 of gold to the
ton.
THE   SMUGGLER.
Ore from this Slocan mine of the
Warner-Miller Syndicate is now being
hauled to Slocan Lake for shipment.
The first consignment will be one of 20
tons. Hence In a few days the Smuggler will be added to the list of Slocan
shirkers,
THE TAMAP.AC.
Men's quarters are being built and
overj thing got ready for a steady Winter's work on thf3 Slocan mine. It is
consequently expected to make another
shipment by Christmas.
THE ARLINGTON AGAIN SHIPS.
The Arlington ore Is reaching Slocan
Lake regularly for shipment, a first
consignment of 20 tons being the other
day billed to the Hall Mines smelter,
Nelson.
A SMALL TRIAL SHIPMENT.
A small shipment of three tons of ore
ho;-: ueen made to the Hall Mines smel-
te<-, NeJson, from the Ethel Fraction on
Elght-MJIe Creek, Slocan.
THE   LYTTON   DREDGE.
There are very conflicting reports concerning the operations of this dredge
near Lytton, those childly Interesting
booming it as a great success, others
declaring 'that much tins to be overcome yet, ere tangible results of profit
value accrue. It will be well to suspend judgment and await proof of ac-
tuil returns of solid value, from tho
dredge ere fully crediting optlnilstlc
hints, freely Indulged and well advertised.
IMPORTANT EAST KOOTENAY
TRANSFER.
An Important deal hai been closed
by Philip Corcoran, representing Senator Burns, of 'San Francisco and other
���capitalists of California and New York,
for the purchase of the Harris group
of mines, on White Fish Creek in the
St. Mary's country. The consideration
Is $125,000.
Thia group consists of twelve claims,
of ocpr.er and gold, Mr. Corcoran spent
nsarlv the whole of the past season
locking over the principal camps In the
Kootenays, and decided on the Harris
.group. He opened negotiations with
the owner, Mrs. Jennie E. Harris ��f
Kaslo, with the result that the deal
was closed the other day, and papers
relating to same deposited In the Merchants Bank of Halifax, Nelson.
Theri  are nine claims  on the one
Silverton Camp that work ia steadily
(ding on tho long crosscut tunnel.
. i proc
Thte will tap the ledge nbmit 200 feet
deeper than any of Lhe old workings.
It is now in 135 feet. It will when completed, be the longest tunnel of its kind
in the district. Only 12 men are now
emp:< yed at the mine, but when the
new tunnel and connections are completed a full force will be put on. So
far this year the Vancouver has shipped to ijie sme-lter 100 tons of ore,
whicli Is considerably Ifcelow its average. This mine has the reputation of
Shipping ihe highest grade of silver ore
sent from the lake region*. As a producer tlu mine holds a front rank in
the Sllverton Camp.
SOUTH  DAKOTA'S   GOLD.
The gold yield of South Dakota will,
It is thought, this year surpass that of
California m aggregate amount and
value, and enable the State to become
second only to Colorado, amongst the
gold producers of the United States.
The extended use of cyanide plants is
resulting in vast aggregate outputs
from hnv-grade properties containing
vast gold bearing deposits. The Black
Hills are specially notable for tlies-1.
THE   WRECK BAY   PLACERS,
The workers at Wreck Bay are very
confident of future results, us they
claim to have taken $7,000 in all by
primitive appliances from a bole of 126
feet by 10, and there are taken up
the whole beach and some 50) acres of
benches*.. Indications sugest therefore
that there may be large aggregate returns n nllsed by a moderate number of
claim owners and workers at Wreck
p..iy during a limited period, allowance
beln-r made Cor the probability that
the gaKI will In this ruse mostly
be found in rich spots and not generally distributed In abundance.
TRAIL SMELTER SHIPMENTS.
Th i following were the ore shipments
received at the Trail smelter from the
different mines  for the   week  ending
September 21st:
and better known Alnsworth mine, the
Highlander, Is In 1,050 feet and pro*
grewlng at 5 feet a day. The management expects tojptrlke the ledge 300
feet further on. Three shifts are employed, and the compressor pipes and
ore tracks are carried along as the
wuik progresses.
FEMALE MINE OWNERS.
The Anna May claim at Alnsworth Is
a silver-load proposition owned by the
Warner's North West (Mining Association of Spokane. A Crown grant is
being sought, about a thousand dollars
worth of work being d'onc, making a
promising showing.
A NEW KOSSLAND COMPANY,
Mr. H. W. C. Jachfjun has completed
the purchase of the Bonanza No. -J mineral claim, on St. Thomas .Mountain,
and a Company has been organised to
take ever the property and work it.
The Company Is the Rostand Bonanza Gold .Mining" & 'Milling Company,
Limited, with a capital stock of $5U,(0l)
divided inio 1,000,000 shares of ."j c.nts
each, of which 600,000 have been placed
in the treasury for developrmnt pur-
puses. The cost of the property to the
Company was $2 000 in cam and 200,000
in Elifirefii The principal shareholders
in the Company are Messrs. S. W. Hail,
Manager of the Iron Mask; John Fitz*
Williams, foreman of the War Eagte
and Centre Star: John S. Baker, of Tacoma, President of the I. X. L. Alining
Company; Louis Levy, cigar merchant
of Rowland; Stephen lb alio and Mr.
Barbara, the original locators of tho
property] Charle-, A. Peters, K. W.
Ruff, R. W. Hartley and J. S. Clute.
The properly I* a full claim located
on a slope of St. Thomas Mountain,
rlslnir from, Iron Creek to a height of
800 feet in the length nf the claim.
Several veins of free milling ore are
known to traverse the property. The
only one on which work has been done
Is the discovery vein on which, besides
ci nshlernble surface work, a tunnel of
,10 feet has been driven. This tunnel
f-hous an ore bixly averaging two feet
in width of ore Hint gives average returns of $13 In gold and two ounces in
silver lo the ton. II Is proposed to
continue work on this tunnel, which
has already a vertical depth of 115 foet.
In driving this tunnel a foot of depth
will bo gained for every fo:t of work
done. The ledge i�� a very strong one.
whicli is evidenced by the fact that it
outcrops on live different claims, it
Is a fl sure vein having a diorite hanging wall 'and a foot wall of porphyry;
a dyke of about 100 feet in width cuts
the formation und accompanies the
ledgj wherever rt Is 1'oun.d or exposed.
The fact that practical men of the
Iron Mask, War Eagle and Centre Star
are prominent In thc venture, sugg s;s
tiiat U should have good possibilities.
ROSSLAND'S   OUTPUT.
The Rossland "Miner" e timates '.he
output of the camp for the year as
201,000 tout, minimum, but more likely
lo run to over 220,001 tons.
Iti'GlNNINGS   OF   BOUNDARY'S
PYRITIC   S.MIOLTRR.
In the Yukon after Eldorado. Although a short stream and the pay is
found within a short distance of a little
over three miles, it has become a Producer of the yellow metal that discounts
many of the larger creeks, lt is only
between Nos. 11 and -J", that a continuous paystreak has been demonstrated
to exist, [hough good claims have been
Opened both above and below those
numbers, and a more thorough exploration of the valley may reveal a continuous Mm of pay almost the entsir^
length o|" the oreek, thus doubling its
present producing capacity.
EAKLY SHIPMENTS FROM SOPHIE
MOI'NTAIN.
Tlie wagon  road   lo  Srphie Mountain
will be completed by tin- ist October,
Madhlni ry   will   then   be  inst tile i  on
tin1 orlnclpal mines.    Some of ths ore
from the Velvet and D luglas propi rth s
j will  Midi  afterwards  be  shipped,
| Is, therefi iv, possible, that a fow i
i limit.ary shl| ments from Sophie Mountain may swell Rosskind's a negate ��� ail-
' put fur iln year, though large ore con*
-h'.nucuts from the mountain will not
be made before 1901,
A MACHINE MAN'S VIEW.
Th.- travelling representative of th?
Rand Drilling Company states that
judging by the present demand for
mining machinery in the Kootenays,
the outlook was never before so good
for 'mining. Orders for mining plants
conic in from all points. Many new
drills have lately been ordered for the
Le Roi mine and new plant-i are being
installed at the Hall Mines and at
Camp McIClnney, as also in the Old
Highland mine at Alnsworth.
SHIPMENTS TO GREENWOOD
SMELTER.
Although this smelter will not be in
opera Lion before December, 3,QO0 tons
of ire are In anticipation''being sent to
it forthwith from the Mother L-ide mine
at which the bins arc congested.    The
diggings are without doubt pretfy well
cleaned  out.
Much prospecting and a little mining;
is also being done on Lake Bennett.
near Rennett City. Those intereste-J
appear hopeful of substantial first results in a few months.
WORK   ON   THE   IKON   MASK.
Mr. S. W. Hall, the Manager, report**
that on the 275-foot level there is th
good showing- of ore in the east end of
the ruin.-. Having locate;! thc flrst
vein, on the 27">-j'.oi level a crosscut ia
being run to the south for the second.
vein. It will take a lom eight d"ys>
more to reach the s< cond vein. Tht*
ei^asftCLVl is in 12 feet pist the first vein.
The tlr.-i vein has been mi I on the east
side of tin- 600-foot level in tne west
������ii.i of iii,: mine. Matters are assurm-
Ing a. promising aspe i. and Hie next
l ii days or so will determine the tlma
'���sjuheu shipments will lie resumed.
11 i  MORE  WAR  EAGLE  SHIPMENTS
t\ S00N-
i[_     Shipments from lhe War Bugle oca
n .seemingly iti last In sight, as th,' mu-
1 ehlnery for t'he head �� irks of the ore
tramway which Is i.. replace that which.
was destroyed  by  fire  earlier In thei
Summer lias I n ordeied.   Uhe tramway will be ran bj a new and better
system, nut dependent on giavlty, an
before.
Tl.'AIL
3LOP-
Tlh,
mine,
, place
mine and smeKer arc bath owned by j i-j^,,,
Copper Company ��� ledge
Tuns.
It. 0	
.    ..   840*4
Brandon & Golden Crown .. .
....   Ill*
Vancouver Group	
..  ..    21
Wrlghl	
....    13i/j
Payne    	
...    CMi
Sullivan	
....   2Wi
1.. It.il	
..  ..  SfflS
Total .'WS0K
The above statistics enow, naturally
enough, with the Introduction of ���melting In Boundary, that the smeltor received for treatment a decreased
amount of ore from Boundary mJnes,
but an increasing output from Rossland
together with a fair ciuuntlty of ore
fron- East Kootonay and a little from
tlie Slocan.
A CONTRAST.
Whilst many of the poor foreign coal
miners of Pennsylvania only earn about
a dollar a <tay, the 266 miners nnd
workers employed in iMoyle 'by the St.
Bltgene Mining Company 'last month
made an average of $102.71. Tew evidently earned less than from J2.B0 to $3
a day, and many more than this. .
A NEW MOYIE SHIPPER.
Tlie Society Girl Is beginning ore
shli ments on a moderate scale. There
are 75 tons of clean shipping ore at the
vein, which averages about 40 feet In mln'- already.    A 300-ton ore bin Has
lhe British Columbia
of New York.
MINING DBVEIjOPMENH1 IN ATLIN.
Mr. James S. Harvey, of Atlin, was
on Wednesday interviewed in Victoria
by a correspondent of the "Colonist."
The following is tile gist of what
he had to say on the subject:
"Th,- Engineer group, on Taku fs-
land, owned by the Engineering Mining Company, tiie shareholders of
which are on the engineering staff of
the White i'ass & Yukon Railway, has
probably done most mining development work in the district. The Company has now a tunnel in of over 200
feet, exposing a led'ge IS feel wide. Tiie
nre Is of high grade and free milling.
There Is a townsite called tjleanerville,
after tin.1 steamer, meaner, at this
point. A shipment nf 10 tons of sacked
ore was brought out by the Gleaner
last week, on Its way to the Sound for
treatment. This has been sent as a
tesi. The Company intend putting in
a large pump miil speedily-
Hack of the Engineer group, and adjoining, is the Cleaner group of eight
Claims owned by the Cleaner Mining
& .Milling Company. The shareholders
of this Company arc principally Victorians connected with Ihe John 'Irving
Navigation Company lasi year. Captain John Irving being ihe Misi President of Hie Board of Directors, (in the
property there are three ledges. A shall
has been sunk on the lower ledge of
IS feet of free milling ore, as In the
case of ihe Engineer group, and assays
of specimens got out arc stated to run
from $32 tn $S7 per tin. On the s.cuuj
ledge a tunnel has been driven for ISO
feet, and shows a ledge of the same
class of ore about eighi to nine feet.
The upper ledges give high surface assays. Recently several experts have
visited this property, an I one and all
pronounce it good. Tin' shareholders
mean to keep and develop their property, putting a stamp mill in operation as' soon as it can be got on the
ground. Meanwhile, the White Pass
& Yukon Railway Company has given
a rate of $10 per ton to tha Sound, and
some shipments may be made before
navigation closes:
The Irving Syndicate lias now purchased a half-Interest in the Donovan
group on Atlin Luke, two miles below
the town. This group l�� considered by
mining men there as a must promising
shipment from
at   within   two
MELTER   DEVI
MENT&
Rossland. Sept. 27.���The resumption
of shipments from the Centre star mine,
to the Trail smelter has necessitated;
an Increase of from iiiii to l.uoo In the;
horse pewer of ihe engines. The opening of ibe Grand J''< rks smelter has.
mi'i nwhlle, created a big demand for
���men, mid progress at Trad is being
somowhai retarded by the lack of men
fur all classes of smelter Work.
GOOD OUT up EVIL.
Superintendent of the Dundee
Ymir, reports a strike which may
the Dundee on a  level with thu
I properties of the district. .V
has been located fur 2,000 feet,
which assays have been taken
to range from .<10 to $120. Tht;
report slated tlhat tin- ledge is 1s feet
wide, but ii is not said whether this ia
the maximum or the average width.
Tiie discovery was the direct outcome
of the lire whicli destroyed the Dundee
The nanus burnt off lhe>
brush, exiposilng the leael
was known tu exist. lithe ledge proves as g I as lirst report- Indicate the Company's Are losses
will -be more than re
from
slated
intra
liii.Ii.
where
A'force of men Is new busily ers ���
ed clearing tlie land for the buildings property.    A five-ton
of the Standard Pyriiic Smelter Com-1 this   Knil|p   will   he   i
puny at Boundary Falls. Some 20 acres weeks,
will be thus prepared.    The wci-k Is ln
charge of Mr, sun Young, who comes
from tlie Northport smelter.    Mr. Andrew Lalclaw, Hie Managing Director
of the Company, expects the plans for
the buildings to arrive in the course of
this week,    They are being prepa. ed in
Denver.    A practical smeltermnn will
also be sent from Denver to superintend the construction of the buildings
nnd the Installation of the machinery,
The pyritic smelter will have u guaranteed capacity of 200 ions dully, the machinery being built by Hie Denver Engineering Works*.
"BOOMING" WRECK HAY.
vhe Issue of advertisements for the
site of mining stock, couohed In almui
the exact phraseology of glowing ie-1 pany has spent and Is stHl spending
ports ns to Wreck Ray pincers, which inrgo sums in 'putting up a hydraulic
recetlly appeared in a Victoria eon- pjanl on Boulder creek. They have
temrtrary, justifies fully the mors tested the gravel thoroughly, and found
cautious and restrained references to R rich. Tills Company has also bought
the prospects of the sand.', which havel60 n |S suited, the whole uf the claims
appealed In tills column.   A hundred  ,.n McKee Oreek, and' Intends starting
I Coat Island, on Atlin Lake. Ihe ccn-
ire of the copper and gold bell. Is being rapidly developed. A Company
called the Onion Cupper Company, is
spending considerable money In lhat
direction.
J As lo hydraultcing. taken as a whole,
Mr. Harvey thinks lhat wben II is tak-
en Inln consideration Hint Ibe different
[plants had Iu be brought ill this ye ir
since navigation opened nnd put up,
results up  to  the  present  have  been
! better than  nntlclpnleU       Thus lt Is
|said ilini the Bracket! claim, on Pine
Creek, has already yielded $3.-1.0110 with
a small plant too. The last clean-up
amounted to over Jr.,000.
Then tin re is the De La  Mar Company, u French Syndicate.    This Com-
shares In the Cclttelei Mining Company
whioh owns the chief claims at Wreck
Bay, have just been offered for 8 lie
publicly at Victoria at curiously different prices, a block of 80 being offered at $20 a share and another of 20
shares at $35 each, a really extraordinary disparity.
ALBERNI    MINING.
The machinery for the aerial t man -
way at the Monitor mine has now arrived, and lt is hoped, that both it and
the Hayes mine wlil soon become shippers.
THE SECOND BEST YUKON CREEK
It Is stated that the Oold Run Creek
has c<Nme to the front this Summer with
mr.rvellou.B strides and promises to be
come.
on a Large scale there next Spring.
On Wright Creek tlie PendUgwIg
Company M working, and expects to
have a lirst clean-up on the 20th Instant. When Mr. Horvey left AtMn.
the day before, he did net hear the result- Mr. E. C. Hawkins, of the White
i'ass & Yukon Railway, is the Managing Director of this Company, tl is
said they are now In very rich gravel.
Mr. Moolyn Williams, of the Atlin
Lake Mining Company, says that tt hns
ut last sfuck a paystreak of eight
feet.
There are also other most promising
properties. Mr. Harvey believes In the
future of Atlin as a mining country,
hut not as a poor mnn's country. Its
quartz and Its hydraulics will be sur-
epald.
If It Is not now, the best creek prtslngly good, he thinks, but the creek
AN UNEXPECTED CENSUS KEV-
ELATION
"Westward the star of empire lakes
its way" is a saying which will have
to be revised ae regards our neighbors.
If the tendency in growth of population   discovered   by   the   recent   census.
should continue i,, future decades.
That the westward How of the vital
forces of the human race should bo
stayed   even   fur  a   decade   is   almost
as astonishing i s opposed to our
llxed notion of iii,. world movements
ns it was for the sun to stand still.
The bulletins Issued by tin department
at Washington show that the centre
of population bus moved eastward ut"
the point occupied ten years ago. The
greatest gains in cities are in the older settled parts of the north and east.
Boston has Increased three limes more
than the increase ,,!' gan Francisco.
The figures arc for Boston 112,000. ami
for San Francisco only 43,000. In reality the gain by Boston is much greater, because its large suburban expansion is not included, while there has
been but little such outgrowth to ihe
city of the Golden (laic. Another f'k-
nilicant faei is Hint the gain in San
Francisco is less lhat what it was in
the previous decade, both in population and tiie rate per cent, of increase,
whereas Boston hns largely improved.
Its record under each uf these heads.
It appears further that New York is
growing faster than Chicago, Philadelphia expanding more rapidly ihnn
St. Louis, Buffalo outrunning Milwaukee, Washington steadily advancing
above Cincinnati, Providence beating
St. Paul and Newark. N. .1.. surpassing Minneapolis. Cleveland, which
seems to mark the limit of north-eastern city growth, Is Increasing faster
than any city west of it. As the increase of population during the decade
has been mainly urban and ibe larger
part thereof us Indicated above, it
would appear thai ibe movement of
population is making U>i' ibe preponderance uf die north and eastern siat.*v
of the Republic.
This result Is unquestionably surprising. 1101 so much perhaps with regard to the comparative sluggishness
of either slope of 1 be western mountains ns iu tlie link of urban ami manufacturing growth in tlie greal central
basin of the Mississippi and ils affluents. The Valleys of the Ohio and the)
Mississippi and the Missouri drain
vast areas of productivity lor a. parallel to which we look iii vain Iii the
rest of tlie world. The whole population of Europe could easily be sustained by It and It is destined 10 carry
un unprecedented population. 11 is,
however, just now in 111 ! transition
stage between the era of prairie fanning which proceeded without cultivation and thai of high farming which
Is probably as yet many years off. The
prospect of continued growth of the
coast cities seems good. Maritime commerce, destroyed by Ihe Morrill tariff,
is beginning again with imperial
growtii to engage the interest or the
nation, Even in the hands of the protectionist party every change In the
fiscal system will henceforth U/ in the
direction of unshackling foreign commerce, all of which will tend towards
renewed life at tbe seaports. Seattle
and San Francisco will no doubt share
the benefit    of   this.���Montreal "Wlt-
mss.
-tot-
When the wind propels a bat it is chased, but the remarks nf the man who owns:
tbe bat are seldom chaste.
Women do just as much thinking RS
mm. but they dilute their thoughts wills
unnecessary words. 01-JTBEWINGITEMS
Oh! for twenty miles of railway.
J. Nosbltoame down from tho Cup'
on Saturday.
The Eagle will announce two sales'
of prominent mining groups up the
ri<il ii- fork next issue.
Tho Arrowhead girl       - her stately hoad
And flxea Iter pr< to i pa
in ii hard firm ivay���an- let's'era go
And .-it>-\ and si; s, and bI| 8,
Phc Coraapllx girl lias a way 0/her own,
In m soulful ellngluG way,
Bho takes a kiss (hat's jusl aa big
T. A. ./��� <"
M.
I.. R. C. P. i S.   lUuc
Provliicinl Coroner, Etc.
PHYSICIAN .ANil 8UROEON,
Ferguson, B. C
,]/., CM. if^^^^^^M^^stsm^^^^i^^M^^
en's l'liiverslly.1    ���$��        :*|
"EN YOU COME
TO THINK OVER IT
ThoTroat Lakngii
Andcarefull) tal
An I gets linn- in-t thc
grip on herself
reusled way
Newman  Taylor Is down   From tho       I,i!:r ''"'' ,'itl',L
Spolcano croup.    He loft   for his homo     The Ferguson girl never says a word,
.    ,, .       ,,      1 ��ho��s so gentle il and tamo,
m Kossland on Monday. But sho grabs the Jt.j by tlio back of tho neci
W. B, McCallom and A.W. Dlckeo-
son nf Comaplix, are down at Halcyon
Hoi SpHnpa for a brief outing.
Thos, T.i lor, M. L. A., has returned
to the uoasl again, after spending a
few days at home in Trout Lake.
Thomas McNaughtof Halcyon Hot
Spring's, has been appointed,)! justice
of thc peace for the counties or Kootonay ai il Vale.
Supt. .1. \V. Westfall reports things
looking well over in the Old Oold
camp. Good progress is being made
on all the properties.
Four persons were killed by a
cyclone In Ferguson, Town, last. week.
The pay roll centre Is apparently not
the only Boene of excitement
"Desiring to secure the best newspaper in tbe district,, ! herewith enclose
.-K2 for one year's subscription to tim
Eagle.   A.It. Keen. Cochranton.Pa."
Foreman B, Crilly came down from
the Nettle L. ou Saturday and left for
the Fish ereek eamp, where his partner
is working on a property they jointly
own.
.1. P. Sutherland of the Enterprise
Brewing Co., Kevelstoke, and Miss
Kate McLean of the same place, were
married on Saturday last at the residence of Clms. Holten.
W. M Lawrence, hardware, Revol-
stokf, '���) is male an assignment for the
benofll of his creditors, There's some-
thin:: gone wrong with Manna when
such thorough business men as W. M.
Lawrence fail.
Percy Chapman, wholesaler, Nelson,
wl 1 ;m  tl is camp last week, has
give! M Tribune a few good reasons
why Ih i 1 arddau is entitled ton railway. .'-'v. Chapman will tako the
in;, 1 ;��� up and no doubt some good will
C ill   ��� Of il.
fl    -   ' -  ������   =cr!nMon istobe taken
up n li       wii   nen   for tbe pur*
po m ��� ��� all the Btandlng timber
on       ���''������   between    Victoria
a vi d tl     L irdo! 'i eroek bank. 1 b
far Knowles .- r set, or Sir .
O'Co - -'   I  >ic!.
F W ' -; lof PincherCreek, Alta.,
a large shareholder iu the Nettie L.,
wa - up to thc mine on Friday last*
Mr. Godsal thinks more of the Nettio
!.- ��� blmi ho visitq it. And no
wo id iv there has Indeed been some
big ai ' rich developments made up
there this season,
The October numb''1' nf Tho Arena,
this standard  review,  is of special in-
teresl   lo  ��� So    nf the most
progressive writers and thinkers In the
wo ' ������ nl ibul i artleh b to tho Arena,
Tbe editors are N. 0. Fanning and John
Emerj McLean. The VronnCompnny,
Now York City. 25 centB or 92.60a yoar,
Surveyor P. Cummins and pi '; ',''
fjO' 'vi f'v.m the Triuno group. Most
of the surveying ' - n pie etl but it
will 11 quire another trip up in tho
sprint* i" finish up the work. Ti 1 r ��� i-
fre ill -no iv up there now, and the Triune
h sees may have lo knock oETnnyday
now.
Tl o btgg ��� I  sample ever broui hi to
bl ��� .',: 1 ������ : thai of Lew Tbomp-
s t.'s, off Wm. '       '"i " M     ror! .
I vi ������ i ���     ni    " and  F. Disjar
dlne, loeal.oxper . tl dare It to be tho
fi m il specimen of I I i** ir broughl
to tlie pity,
' 1 'anoh nf ihe ' '���" ���""��� " "��� ���������'   I 'I
������   I       been   forme    1
; ��� ���   '       rinciples 1       iid down
by !:���������:" ��� ' ������ ��� " ��� ['onto tbe
��� ��� ap Lai eau ��� lalinl Los rue No
���,; f '! ii plaeo. Tho m ivemenl is
pr ��� ling and com tiny i.;':.::" favor.
"Tl e growing 1 Line" as It were,
Dad I
Fred C. Elliott
BARRISTER, NOTARY PUBLIO, ETC.,
TROUT LAKE CITY B.C.. AND
Ferguson, L\ C.
dating I'um Poet.
ADVERTISING   TIIE    LARDEAU.
A.  E.   Wolch'H    Mineral    Exhibit
Awarded First Prize at London
Fair.
A. E, Welch of the Rob Roy Mines,
is certainly doing his host to bring the
resources of this distriot to the notice
of tho outside world. The EAGLE is in
receipt of a handsome cabinet photo of
his exhibit and it would'do orodit to
any district. Mr. Welch also run a
display advertisement in tho daily
papers drawing attention to tlie
exhibit, and he was present personally
to enlighten visitors upon the advantages and resources of the distriot. As
will bo soon from the following from
the London (Out.) News, Mr. Welch
was awarded Bret prize. It says:
Undoubtedly the finest exhibit of
mtneralogical specimens over shown in
tbe PaJaco of Arts has been arranged
by A. E. Welch, the mining broker, of
207 Dundas St. It can be seen in thc
gallery at the head of the south stairway. The display has been deservedly
awarded a first prize. Two mode's
showing tho methods ol working the
Rob Hoy mine in British Columbia,
somo fine pieces of quartz from the
Comstock aud many other properties
and a number of really excellent
photographs of tho Lardeau distriot
where the specimens were secured, are
attracting a great deal of attention. A
fact well worth remembering is that
the value of Kossland oro ranges from
$6 tn $J0 per ton whilo ! -ardeau values
seldom go lower than $30 and quite
frequently reach 18300.
Harvey* McCarter $ Pinkham
BARRISTER^, SOLICITORS, ETC,
OFFICES :    REVELBTOKE AND GOLDEN.
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.
Oo. s. MoCartor. -I. A. Harvoy.
a.m. Pinkham.
White, Gwlllim 4'- Scott,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, ETC
OFFICES;  MoKENSSIE AVENUE,
Revelstoke, B. C.
You can easily understand
why so many people in this
district patronize
Lardeau's Leading Store
A. II. Holdich, MJ.M.L,
ASSAYER AND ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Services la school houso every
Sunday at 8 p.m, Suudaysolioolat2p.ni.
Trout Lake City : Services in Forrostor'B
hull ovory Bundtivie 7::;u n.m. Suntlny
school at 2:80 p.m,
KEV. h. .'. GREEN, Pastor.
PAltTV or CANADA.
Jlrecl legislation; 2nd, propnr-
ropr ��� ontatlon; 3rd, public
j [p of i' ill ways and other public
*: 4th, o. n - "; ��� iry \\ -bin-;,lion
utos hetwee capil il and labor;
.vernraent  bu  kii ri 0 b, 1 nblic
or sale
S, Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Chemist.
OFFICE:    VICTORIA AVE., FERGUSON, R. 0,
jfflOTAH kinds of Photographic work dono.
alining proportlea n specialty. Local views fur
sale.  Cull nt office to see samples.
They get proper goods, proper
prices and proper treatment}
consequently they stick to us.
Wc can take similar care of vou.
Best and merest siock of General Merchandise iu thc Lardeau.
Special line of Ciouts' Furnishings and Boots and shoos just opened.
m
Ferguson Shaving
Parlor	
Win. Schncll,
TONSORIAL ARTIST
nf tlio tonsori ;. art oxecutod with
ms iK'Mi'iTly.
WI ' n in Trout Lake City t'oplstor
at the Queen's. liesi service iu tho
town.
* ^,'��".v stock of writing pads just
opened at tho Eagle oRlco. Al^i Que
lino of envelopes, Try tho EAGLE for
your stationery.
*'��� [Jnion label hats for Bale al T.ui--
tloau'n Leading Store���ih'.' besl ou the
markofc. No need tp'go without a
union-tnacle hat.
* Perfect printing punctually performed pleases particular people, is
" ��� Eagle doing your printing? If
��� it, wi 're lioi h tbo lo 'er .
* Tl ���   !...':ii!:.n:-   ICagle   and   the
nily Hei aid and  Wi . kly Star will
��� ��� ml to tiny addresi- under the sun
from now until .fan. ii t., 1001, for (uur
bits,   Try this ofEot' for real worth.
any mc . orconoorn has u good
thlnj ''i prea ml to I bit; ing public,
li ' b tter li il I can b foui,; than that
cot ' d by :;- LAiiDi . K I.GLE, with
Its circulation gro " than any othor
i:.'   iuiu In N'orth Eooti nay.
G. FORDDRED
Boot and Shoe Maker
Minors' -i."i" ��i   iioclalty.
Trout Lake and Ferguson.
A Reliable
Timepiece
Is II .llWI'l.
If your watch Is out of order, needs
cloaulng or regulating bring it to me
nt unco and I'll guarantee it* repair.
My i-liop i- in tii ���  l'-���\f;!.K bldg.
S. F. W. Gainer.
General Blacksmithing
and Repair Work.���
Promptly attended to nt moderato ratoa,
Horso shoi'ln-,' >��� Fpeclalty.
VH\X. DESJARMNE
Ferguson, B. C.
uners
ies
(..���
A PINE STOCK OF]
ITresli Frnits
JUST RECEIVED AND GOING FAST.
BATHO & CO.,
General Merchants and Out fillers for the Lardeau.
An Immense Stock of Fall Goods
Just Received at the	
mmj
wns un lo tbt
'f���
��� i'   i-ery  fltiy.   Thi
i; ���:  ;";rv I- now in
ipt.tll in��olld ore.   .
cropicut Irom
>0 ft. with tbe
heretofore, carry-
say   ollii
Pottipie
on a oiianui:
[. ��� . ��� '   ssman
���
West
HIGH CLASS
���'/ I LORING
Imperial Bank
';.''-*,..,.. of Canada.
CAPITAL Al TIIOHIZEI), ��2,noo,mo,i��,
tIAl'ITAL 1'AII) CP . . 52 I". "i.
RE8T ',   .     fl,700,0! '':;,.
Jcncral liankini) Business Transacted
Interest allowoil ondoposlts In Savings
Dopartinont nl tnirrenl rales.
A; R, li. HBARN,
HAN VGEH 1 I VEI   :OKK BRANCH.
'���Vi>M^-v-iii'    ������ "Hi -MWim
FIELD >\ BEWS>
1    i.)    Druggists
��
Statioi er
MFELSTOKE.l
��� Mill '-:.
' i'  -,   II l��l  ;'.
II you iicc.l anything In
Photographic
Supplies...
Send lo the *
CANADA DRUGS BOOK CO.,
..       REVTtLSTOKE, II. C.
tn vn a gri 'M deal. A part of tho
faikii timber is being converted into
stovo wood.
J. 13. CrevSsman
The Only Way
To Intelliftently judge the future is lo
judge by llie pnrt. Preacher nml pniu
tlelan, profuasor mid seleutM, nil Rjrreo
ou Hint point. The only wny to measure
ii mori'lisiif tntlor'H tiUHuy itii'i Integrity
Is by wli.it iii:. oiiBtprtors do nnd what
theyauy. Tlio Bentlonian who lifttt never
purchased clothes of nie can jiuh-e by
iwklng ihe <>|>lnimi of ii lonjr ime of
ptttronn. Hu I'ftu further judpteliytUb
(uu tbat this long line of patroiia koeyfl
oomlng bnek for moro clothes. My
tailoring roputatlon Inthepasl has beon
good, My uonslanteudoavor \s tonniUc
it bettor,
R. S. Wilson, Revelstoke.
fifflTlPAMlTALSTi .
. REVELSTOKE. B.C.
Send for Prices, samples and particulars
. . . Bourne Bros.
C. B. Hume & Co.,
Wholesale and Retail
@:@    General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay.
TroutaLdkUCity. R&VelStOKe.
*&rJJtJNH^��JjK :;'" - i-������������ -'; * v:-ijH^^;
i
FERaUSON
Is the	
Ktf
iij.
I
w
.tst
The place -vsrhere
the Mines are.
tjdMB AND INVKSTIOATU l'OH YODKSBLF.
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