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The Larde
'    ;' " '* 0 ���   "
Both on the Cromwell and Old Oold, Which Promises to Add Two
More Shippers to the List.
The Silver Oup or Triune Hill is Turning Out Soma Rich Propositions
This Season���The {Old Oold's Suooess Will Mean Much For That
Section of This Distriot���An Artiole From The Kamloops Standard
Whioh Contains a Moral.���It Should Be Taken in Large Doses
By Many Property Owners.���Other Items of Interest.
Will wonders over cease?   A year
ago now Messrs.  Sid.  Graham,  Ed.
Morgan,  ���.  Smith  and  Jas.  Grant
staked a claim on the summit of Brown
Transportation. i
I Nettie L. Hill Seems to Have Sufficient Reasons For the Constrotion
D. W. Moore, ore buyer for tho Trail
Not  Muoh Longer to  Wait  For
creek on what is supposed to be the
Triune lead. After doing some work
on tho Luoky Jim, which turned out
some big gold values already spoken of
In these columns, they commenced
absessment work on the Cromwell, or
"Skyscraper" as it is better known.
They soon ran into 2 ft. of carbonates
mixed with quartz containing iron
pyrites. This aroused their curiosity
and they decided to have somo assay
tests made. Accordingly Jimmy Grant
set out for S. Shannon's assay offloe
here. And tho surprising results were:
From the carbonates, $310 in gold and
$30.30 in Bilver to the ton; from the
quartz matter $18 in gold and $13.80 in
silver, or a total of .$340.30 from the
former and $31.80 from the latter. They
then stripped tho ledge for some 40 ft.,
took up ore Backs and aro now making
ready for a 200 sack shipment, a half of
which is alroady taken out. The
Triuno or Silver Cup 'hill in turning
out to be a producer of rich values, and
tho Cromwell promises to be fully as
good a proposition as tbe best of thorn.
There are enough valuable mines in
' ..'P,V_i'i,;l.i.... W ���: ^ 03ci:t timo u. 'unsure the future of this camp.
through.   I expect I shall strike the
vein before long."
And that's what he wants$25,000 for.
Quite modest, isn't he?
Another man you speak to about
buying his claim, says ho is willing to
soil for $2,000, which you tell him you
may be able to manage for him, and
away he goes, but not looking quite so
pleased as he ought.
A day or two aftor he comes in again
and says: "Say, I don't think I ought
to sell that claim for $2,000. I ought
to get $5,000, as it Is in a pretty good
You reason and expostulate with him
all to no purposo, and finally agree to
seo what can be done.
Half an honr afterward he rushes up
to you and says he will not take less
than $l(i,O00. Then you get the -spinal
chills nnd tired feeling. It's no use
asking if he has suddenly discovered
a ledge of pure gold, because you know
he hasn't. You knqw that all he has
is a claim with a little hen scratching
done on it, and a hole scarcely doop
enough to hido your weary head in.
Ten thous��� well! Great Scott! !
smelter, is spending a week in this
camp sizing up the available oro tonnage for shipment this winter. He has
already visited the Great Northern,
Nettie L. and Silver Cup hills, but
will take in other properties before
Mr. Moore is well satisfied with the
prospects, but says there is plenty of
room and need for development yet.
Tho non-construction of tho C. P. R.
into the district this season ho lays to
the war and ultimate complications
which may arise, thus'havingdisturbed
the money market. And this, coupled
with the fact that tha Boundary lino is
Bomewhatof a white elephant to date,
has made the officials rather timid
ahout extending their mileage any
more this year. He,*howevcr, recognizes the necessity for a road and
expects that next season will find the
iron horse climbing oiir hills. "But,
said Mr. Mooro "theVe is plenty to do
iu here yet before a railway comes.
And now is tho best tfroo for capital to
come in, while grouid floor propositions aro to bo had.' Ore blocked out
and mado ready for shipment should bo
sufficient collateria| for investors,
knowing that a railway will soon come
in after it."
of a Trunk Trail or Wagon Road.
Some Fairly Good Finds Made.���Work on the Keystone, Noonday and
Irene.���The Bannookburn Group.���Wide West���Black Bear.���
Canadian-Lardeau.���St.Ives.���Skylark.���This Season Has Seen a
Great Deal More Development Work Done Than the Three Years
Pre\ious Together.���Prospects For Winter Work Much Better.
The Eaole has often wondered what i flowing into the Duncan on the eastern
If you have a chance of selling your
mining claim at a reasonable figure for
goodness sake do so. You cannot
expect to get rich all at once, so be
contented with a little to go on with.
The rest will como if you look out.
Your claim won't incroaso in value by
hanging on for a fabulous figure until
you aro grey headed and the town is a
howling wilderness. Another thing,
you don't know for sure that tbe vein
on your claim does go through to
China, so don't put the price on as if
you were euro it did. Give the
capitalist a chanco to make a little for
himself, and probably a great deal for
you. He riskB his capital and you
risk���well just think what you do risk,
perhaps a little assessment work or
maybe less. Of course, sometimes
more, but never so much as the capitalist. Tho way somo of our deals are
attempted to bo put through Is a
cution, and gives one that tired feeling and a sense of chilliness down tho
spinal column.
Here Is an instance A man comes
up to you on tho street and with a face
as cheerful as a mute at a funeral, says,
"Great Scott! but things are quiet in
mining. Lots of deals talkod about but
nothing doing on the hill. Why on
earth don't someone got a move on and
do something? Tbero's lots of opportunity and plenty of good .iropertieB to
buy if they are only placed properly on
tho market."
"Well," you remark just in a casual
way, "havo you anything to sell.?"
"Why, of cout'so, I'vo got five or six
good clulms, and I'll sell 'em nil if I
oan." And then ho proceeds to give
tbe names of all his properties.
"That's good," you say, "now what
will you take for so-and-so?"
"Oh, well, that requires   consideration.   You  see  it  is  not far from a
property that might be very good somo
day.   I couldn't think of taking less
than $25,000 (It may be $50,000) for that
"Any work done on it!"
Oh, yes!   I've got a shaft three or
four feet deep, and have nearly done
ray assessment work."
"Whnt aro the shewings?"
"Oh, I've got a lot of fine rock thero,
good looking stuff.   Just as good aa
you get anywhere."
"What do you mean by rock, country
"Well, yes.  But it's mineralized all
The Old (inlil Lead Sti-ui-k.
News of the Old Gold company having crosscut their  objectIvo lead   at
nsiuoiauiu utjpui under their surface
shewing, is quite the topic of the camp
this week. They havo exposod about
2 ft. of clean ore nnd nearly 4 ft. of well
mineralized ledge matter. Judgo Miller of Rossland, and Supt. Westfall
who wero over to see it on Friday, are
highly delighted with tho strike.
Drifting will be commenced and tho
result will likely be a continuance of
work all winter if possible. The
goneral progress boing made in the
Old Gold camp will bo recorded in out-
next issue.
The Feacoi-k Copper.
Assessment work has been completed on tbe Peacock Copper claim,
located about a milo this side of Circle
City on the western slope nnd owned
by Wm. Baty, proprietor of the Park
hotel. A series of open cuts and a
short tunnel shows up well. Tbo Copper King is a northwest extension and
both are located in a woll known copper belt.
The People Will Get Next to Themselves, When?'
Thoprofessional min of Yale-Cariboo
now have a candidate fur tlio house of
commons in W. A, (tall i her, a Nelson
barrister. When will the workingmen
of tho constituency realize the Import-
anco to tboutsehWul having candidates and elocting theni to represent
labor. It is useless to say that a professional man can be a labor representative, It is useless to claim that he
will roprescnt any but tbe business
and professional Interests; All that
labor ever secured from these kind of
representatives was forced from them.
Their own class gets what it wants for
the asking. When hbor elects labor
men to represent lab >r, labor legislation will be secured, and not sooner.
So long ns worklngmon will divide
their votes at the pells anil so long as-
professional politicians cau keep tbem
divided   by  crying   "Grit,"   "Tory,"
free trade," "protection," or any
other old thing, just bo long labor need
expect nothing from tlieir bands. But
so soon as tho workingmen'Will take
the Initiative, disregarding party candidates and party pledges, select candidates of their own, or support ono of
the old party candidates on certain
specific pledges in regard to labor
measures, they may expect to havo
thoir demands listened to, not sooner.
���Industrial World.
The People's Party of Canada was
formally launchod in Toronto on the
0th inst., at a convention attended by
200 delegates. Tho convention adopted
a platform of six planks, as follows:
1st, dlroct legislation; 2nd, proportional representation; 3rd, public
ownership of railways and othor public
services; 4th, compulsory arbitration
of disputes between capital and labor;
5th, government banking; 0th, public
employment for the.unemployed.
The oxecutlve was instructed to put
candidates in the field at the forthcoming elections wherever practicable.
Prohibition got two votes out of the 27
and was shelved.
So Long as Professijnal Politicians
Here Is how our legislators stand on
this question:
For: Mclnnes, Stables, Brown,
Martin, Curtis, Green, Smith, R.,
Houston, Garden, TAYLOR���10.
Against: Kidd, Hall, McPhillips,
Turner, Dunsmuir, Eberts, Smith, A.
W., Ellison, Clifford, Fulton, Hayward,
Prentice, Wells, McBride, Rogers,
Hunter, Mounce���17.
B. U. Smith, laundryman, intends to
put up a building opposite the Hotel
Lardeau ns soon as lumber is available.
It Is simply a matter nf Impossibility
for an honost man who hopes to better
the conditions of tho country to affiliate
with oithor of the old parties. Common honesty Is not to bo found in tlio
samo Btrcet with professional poll-
ticians. Thoy are interested In Iho
advancement and maintenance of a
social and oconomie system which is
recognized by every thinker to be a
monumental triumph of injustice. All
the laws which degrade labor, all the
enactments which create monopoly and
centralize wealth, all the statutes
and privileges whieh make the ex-
ploitlon of the people possible are tbo
work of the professional politician.
To place power in tlieir hands is to
abandon self-respect.
It is from the peoplo themsolvos that
a new and better government must
como. It Is from the ranks tbat representatives must bo chosen and it is
by the votes of tho worklngmon that
these representatives must be elected
The laboring classes lutve tho controlling vote iu the constituency of Vale,
Cariboo and Kootenay, and a labor
candidate Bhould bo olectod to represent the inland empire of British
the parties owning claims on Nettio
L. mountain bave done or not done
that no government money is forthcoming for a trunk trail, or better a
wagon road, to theso properties. Have
the owners been too modest to ask for
assistance or have they received no
recognition? Tito interest in and
about this part of tlie district seems to
be too much centered In tho Nottie L.
mine, nnd what it would do for them,
private claim owners preferring to use
tlio trail built by the Nettio L, company to asking for one for the gonoral
ood of the whole. Individualist!
enterprise hns been lacking, honco
tbo absence of a good trail or wagon
road up Nettie L. mountain.
When we consider tbe money that
has been spent in developing these
claims it will shew for itself tbat a
good trail or road Is necessary and
coming to them. Up to the present
timo on or about $31,000 lias been spent
on the Nettio L. alone, on tho Mayboe
$-1,000, the Brow $3,000, Raven $3,000,
T. X. L. $2,500, Idle @our $1,000, C.loose.
Cap '$2,000, or M9,5MJ in all. While
the other 33 claims bave had at least
two assessments dono on them, making
tho total amount nf money expended in
development work on the hill, say
Comparing this with ether parts of
tho district it stands out unique in the
history oT Trout Lake mining. Money
has been asked for by claim owners
this year for districts that have not a
tithe of this money spent in any kind
of work on or about their claims, and
will get- it, deservedly too: but if such
districts benefit by government
assistance, surely one that has
much money spent in developing its
claims would likewise reciprocate,
Thero are men at (lie present timo
engaged cutting a trail from the present Nottie L. trail to their claims,
which a little later may bo useless to
them, owing to a trunk trail or road
taking somo ennrso nearer to their
property and- of mere advantage to
[t is not that there are not shipping
properties on [the bill. The Nottlo L.
litis shipped iu all about 100 tons of ova.
Thoy have now on the dump 200 tons of
No. 1 oro, and about 800 tons .of
So. 2. ready for shipment witli better
facilities. Seeing that there Is 1000
tons of ore at the Nettie L. awaiting
shipment, witb othor claims developing as rapidly as possible and will be
shippers oro long, cannot the govern-
nent bo solicited to give, their quoto to
slope.   At tho head of Boulder ereek
with some six inches of galena oro
exposed and upon this thoy staked two
claims. Whilo over thero they ran
across Wm. Findlay and George Blanc
who are devoloping the
claims, considerable work having
already boen done, tbo open cuts and
stripping on the surface showing up
for over 1000 ft. The owners aro now
busy driving a crosscut tunnel to catch
the ore body beneath tho surface showings at considerable depth. As there
is now a good
at Boulder creek   a  great deal   more
work will be dono from this date.   On
a milo from these properties on the
same lead, considerable work will be
dono, and shipments may be expected
from all three next season. The boys
returned via Hal!   creek,  visiting the
upon which nearly 200 ft. of tunnelling
and drifting is done. Gil! McLeod aud
two other men from Sandon arc working on a contract and intend to stay up
there] until tho snow drives them down.
They are now sinking on tlio ledge,
being down S ft. and having a showing
in tlio bottom. Aftercrossiug the lirao
dyko they took a look over tbo
shewings and went on down to the J.
C. group, in which P. Nicholson is
The j. c OROur
is looking splendid this fall, tbo summer's work having made some wonderful changes. From here they returned
to Ferguson, well pleased witli the
result of their long nnd bard tramp,
but only for a day or two as thoy aro
all away again.
bring about a bettor state of things
titan at present exists. If the claim
ownors will put thoir shoulders to the
wheel they can get all they ask for,
As far as we can learn not ono cent
of govornmont aid has beon given to
any party building trails to this point.
Tt is therefore only fair, just and right,
that this part of the district gets Its
proportionate sharo of tbo appropriations, and tho EAGLE feels satisfied
if this was pointed out to Mr. Taylor,
M. I. A., ho would do his utmost to
assist such a logitimato cause.
Work ou tin- Skylark Properties.
Prof. F. R, Bloohborger of Rossland,
who has several miners at work on tbe
property of the Skylark Gold Mining
company, in tlie Lardoau, has received
three assay returns from a goneral
sample across tbo vein, which gavo
nearly $30 in all value-, from a four and
a half foot lodge. Tho recent work
litis greatly increased tlio value of tho
property, which shews up \-^vy favorably anil promises if tlio ore holds out
as depth is readied to ba a Bblpper
before long. County School Superintendent 0. T.. Suksdor! of Davenport,
Iowa, and Prof. T'. II. Bloohbergor,
who own the controlling Interest in
the Skylark Gold Mines property.
Intend to keep a shift o( men at work
on tho property its long as tho weather
will permit.
Messrs. P. Nicholson, W. H. Shannon and W. Letts returned lust wool
from a prospecting tour over in the
east of Ferguson. They went il)
Gainer crook, over tlio summit, down
Cariboo ereok, crossed the Duncan and
up to lied moniitnin or ''('alien hill" as
It is known over there. From thore
thoy prospected to a point about 6ix
miles above the West fork, taking It:
.tbe basins of four different  creeks
11. W, Jnckson'i Interoits
IT. W. Jackson ��f Rossland, is in the
camp. Ho went up the south fork
yesterday and will visit the Canadian-
Lardeau (Spokane group) before going
out. Mr. Jackson reports good progress being made on tlie Blaok Hoar
and Wide West companies' properties
In tho Fish crook camp. Work is to
be continued on tho Canadian-Lardeau
all winter with a force of six men.
13 Ft. St'.uft on tho St. Ives.
August Olson is down from the St.
Ives, a southeast extension of the
Centre Star, a north fork property, in
which ho holds a half interest, W. H.
Howard and .1. C, Kirkpatrick owning
the other half, lie sunk a 12 ft. shaft
on tlie lead, but say- it is no poor man's
proposition so discontinued work until
next season, but hopes to turn It over
to a company in the meantime PROVINCIAL PARLIAM ENT
(Continued From Last Week.)
Victoria,   Aug.   30.���The   House   met
At 10 o'clock a.m.
Mr, Curtis presented several petitions from a large number of residents
of Rossland and Greenwood, protesting against the appointment of the
proposed   Mining  Commission.
Mr E, C. Smith presented a petition
en tho same subject, from the residents of Moyie.
Mr, Tatlow presented a petition from
certain residents of Vancouver in reference to the same Act.
Mr. Neill moved that an order of t'he
Houae be granted for a return of thu
names and approximate location of
all Indian reserves on Vancouver
Hon. Mr. "Wells, in reply to questions
of Mr, Mclnnes, gave the House some
further information relating to the
Victoria Court House, and Mr. George
Jeenes* connection therewith.
Hon. Mr. McBride submitted a return
of all complaints made by people Jn
Atlin District against Government officials there, since January 1st, 1898,
and the answers given by the Government thereto.
The Hon. Mr. Welle presented a return showing the last official report on
the condition of the Burnaby Small
The   Bill   respecting    works    under
franchises under certain acts was read
a third time, on motion of
MR- HELMCKEN, who offered an
amendment, which was accepted, mak-;
ing the exclusion clause of the Bill j
apply to the work of operating ae well j
as to the work of construction of railways.
MR. iMcINNES wanted to have the
BUI recommitted to consider an amendment making the exclusion provisions apply to any company incorporated under the Companies Act, but
the motion was defeated, 10 to 23.
The Mechanics' Lien Bill was finally disposed of in Committee of the
Whole, read a third time and passed.
An amendment offered by
MR. McINNES, providing that the
lien should apply to laborers working
in or about any mine, was voted down,
and  an  amendment proposed  by
MR. NEILL, making the Hen cover
twelve weeks' wages. Instead of six
weeks' wagee, was also defeated.
The vote on 'Mr. 'Neill's amendment
stood as follows:
For: Messrs. Mclnnes, Gilmour,
.Stables, Kldd, Neill, Green, Houston
Against: Meesrs. Smith, E. C, Oliver,
Brown. 'Martin. Curtis, Hall, McPhillips, Helmcken. Turner, Dunsmuir,
Eberts, Smith, A. W., Ellison, Clifford, Fulton, Hayward. Garden, Prentice, McBride, Pooley, Murphy, Rogers, Hunter, Taylor, Mounce���25.
The Investment and Loan Societies
Bill was read a second time.
MR. TATLOW moved the second
reading of the Immigration Regulation
Bill. In doing so he pointed out that,
owing to the pronouncements of the
Imperial and Dominion authorities,
there was no doubt as to the power
of the Legislature to pass such a measure. The Act was based on Section
���34 of the British North America Act,
which empowered the provinces to enact such legislation, unless it conflicted with some of the Dominion statutes.
As to the need for such a measure, he
thought there wae no question, ae the
necessity for restricting the Influx of
Chinese and Japanese was universally
recognized in the Province of British
Columbia, and any measure which
promised to keep out this undesirable
element, he believed, would receive not
only the support of this House, but the
approval of everybody in the country
who * gave any attention to public
MR. McPHILLIPS, while claiming
to be as anxious as any one to effect
restriction upon Oriental immigration,
was inclined to think that the Bill
before the House would prove futile,
inasmuch as there was a grave question In his mind, whether the Legislature hnd power to pass such a measure.
M'R. MARTIN expressed surprise
that this Rill had not been adopted as
a Government measure. If the Government was not prepared to support
such a Rill, the people were entitled
to know the reason. He himself was
prepared to endorse the Bill, not being
troubled by any of those constitutional
questions which seemed to trouble the
hon. member for Victoria. He was
not willing to accede that the measure
was necessarily ultra vires, because
the Minister of Justice at Ottawa said
so. Rills had been disallowed before,
which had proved to be entirely within
the powers of the local Legislatures;
���even If there was a question as to the
-constitutionality of the Bill, he was
prepared to support il, because It was
a move in the right direction, and the
onus of disallowance would have to
fall elsewhere.
MR. BROWN agreed that the House
-should pass the Bill, and let any question of disallowance, If there were any,
be raised elsewhere.
MIR. HELMCKEN supported the Bill.
He quoted from the London "Times"
to show that Canada's restrictive legislation against paupers was approved
by that editorial authority, and expressed belief that the purpose of
the present Bill would meet with approval from those Interested in her
MiR. KIDD, while toot able to discuss the constitutionality of the question from a legal view, saw reason
to hope that the unanimous voice of
even a small Province like British Columbia might win recognition In this
matter. He felt It was necessary to
look for some relief In connection with
ihe   Oriental  problem,   and   the  only
way in which anything could be accomplished was to make an attempt
anyway and endeavor to educate the
authorities at Ottawa to realize that
there was a strong and growing sentiment in this Province that protection was necessary.
HON. MR. McBRIDE, replying to
Mr. Martin's criticisms of the fact that
the Government had not taken over the
Rill, argued that there wae no reason
to conclude that legislation would be
less effective because It happened to
be introduced by a private ipember.
He was somewhat astonished at Mr.
Martin's declaration that he would
vote for such a measure in spite of any
doubts there might be as to the jurisdiction of the House to pass it. In
this Instance, however, he (Mr. McBride) felt that the House would be
acting quite within Its powers, and he
was, therefore, prepared to support the
Kill, which he hoped would meet with
the unanimous approval of the House.
MR. OLIVER, while seeing some
reason to doubt whether the Bill was
constitutional or not in view of the
difference of opinion among some lawyers in the House on the matter, was
still disposed to support the measure,
as he felt its application If successful
would prove an undoubted benefit to
the Province, and Its passage, any
way, would have a good moral effect.
MR. HUNTER declined to support
the Bill unless its scope was widened
to Include paupers, Idiots, and persons
afflicted with loathsome diseases, as
Included in the provisions of the Natal
Act, on which it was based. These
persons were, In his opinion, quite as
objectionable ae the Chinese and Japanese, and he could not support a
measure directed solely against the
Mongolian people. He hoped to see
the Bill so amended in Committee.
iM'R. GILMOUR expressed his Intention to eupport the Bill.
MR. MelNiNES, while entertaining
doubts as to the efficacy of the measure, In view of the question of jurisdiction, agreed to support the Bill.
HON- IMR. EBERTS, while arguing
that there was reason to think that the
Bill was unconstitutional, said he
would vote for Its second reading. It
would prove an excellent suggestion,
he thought, to the Dominion Government that the Province needed protection against Oriental immigration and
might lead to action on its part ln that
HON. MR. TURNER argued that
the Bill should be framed to protect
those Chinese and Japanese now employed in the country. He was perfectly ln accord with the measure so
far as its future application was concerned.
'MR. MARTIN, speaking to a question of privilege, reminded the Government that there wae an unwritten rule
which ordered that Government members should so arrange their speeches
as to permit of a reply. In this case,
they had taken good care to arrange
otherwise, and he took it that they
were afraid to give him an opportunity
to reply.
HON. MR. EBERTS here raised a
tatoo on his desk, and called warmly
for order, and
MR. MARTIN'S further attempts to
.speak were met with Government cries
of objection, which Induced him to
abandon tlie effort and resume hie seat.
The motion for the second reading
of the Bill carried on the following
For: Messrs. IMelnnes, Gilmour,
Stables, Smith, E. C, Oliver, Kidd,
Neill, Brown, Martin, Curtis, Munro,
Green, Hall, Helmcken, Turner, Dunsmuir, Eberts, Ellison, Clifford, Fulton,
Hayward, Garden, Tatlow, Wells, Mc-
Bride, Pooley, Murphy, Rogers, Taylor, Mounce���30.
Against: Messrs. McPhillips, Smith,
A. W., Prentice���3.
His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
transmitted Section 3 of a Bill relating
to extra-Provincial Investment and
Loan Societies, and recommended the
same to the House. The section read
as follows:
"3. Any extra-Provincial investment
and loan society empowered by its
charter and regulations to extend its
operations to this Province, may, on
compliance with the provisions of this
Act and on payment to the 'Registrar
of a fee of two hundred and fifty dollars, obtain a licence from the Registrar, authorizing it to carry on business within this Province, and to exercise the powers and privileges conferred by this Act, subject to the provisions of the charter and regulations
of the society and of this Act."
The clause was received and ordered to be considered In connection with
the BUI.
The House adjourned until 2:30 o'clock
The House met at 2 o'clock p.m.
Upon motion of Hon. iMr. Dunsmuir,
It was ordered that the Standing Rules'
and Orders be suspended so as to facilitate the transaction of public business.
Mr. Oliver by leave Introduced a Bill
to amend the Municipal Clauses Act.
He explained that a clerical error had
been discovered in the Act, which It
was desirable should be remedied without delay. Upon motion the Bill was
read a first and second time, referred
to Committee of the Whole, read a
third time, and finally passed.
The House went Into Committee of
the Whole on the Immigration Regulation Bill.
In connection with Section 2, Mr.
Brown pointed out that under an Act
of the Dominion Parliament, Chinese
were permitted to come Into Canada
upon payment of $100- If, therefore,
this House passed legislation excluding Chinese without dlstlnotlon, It
would clearly be repugnant to an Act
of tbe Dominion, and the legislation
would fall in consequence. He proposed an amendment to remove this
difficulty by making the Act Inoperative in cases of Immigration author,
ized by the Dominion Parliament.
(Mr. Tatlow agreed with the sugges
ted amendment. The point raised had
been anticipated by him, and he had
intended to have the Bill remedied In
that regard. The amendment was accepted, and the Committee rose.
The Bill was, on motion of Mr. Tatlow, read    a    third    time and finally
MR. HELMCKEN moved the second
reading of the BUI to permit the use
of voting machines in British- Columbia. He explained that the adoption
of this method in voting was a safeguard against all deceit and would
prevent subsequent disputes now so
prevalent in connection with elections.
After being subject to a few minor
amendments tn Committee of the
the Whole, the Hill wae read a third
time and finally passed.
Mr. Hall reported from the Printing
Committee, recommending that the
following papers be printed:
(1.) A return to an Order of the
House for a return showing the laBt
official report on the condition of the
"Burnaby Small Holdings."
(2.) A return to an Order of the
House on the 16th August, 1900, for
copies of all complaints made by people ln AtHn District against Government officials there, since 1st January,
1898, and the answers given by the
Government thereto.
MR. McINNES moved the second
reading of his Labor Bill, designed to
exclude Asiatics from certain works
of labor in the Province. The other
bills dealing with this question, he
held, would pro\e of little avail, as
companies would go to Ottawa and
seek In corporal i or., and thus evade the
operation of the Bill. The other general Bill, also he held, would not accomplish the object aimed at, if the
opinion of such legal authorities as
the Attorney-General and Mr. McPhillips was to be ;aken for anything.
There was good reason, therefore, why
every attention should be given to his
Bill, which he claimed promised a large
measure of remeiy on this subject.
This Legislature had the right, beyond
all doubt to restrict the labor of these
people in the Province, while It might
not have power to deal with the matter of direct exclusion. His Bill was
framed in full comprehension of this
point. It proposed to place suoh restriction upon Oriental labor that even- ,
tually that class of labor would be ���
obliged to remove from the country j
through lack of employment. It was
no use to provide that Mngollan labor
should be debarred only from certain
specific works. The result of that
would be to drive those so thrown out
of employment intc other lines of work,
and the competlticn would become all
the more keen In other lines In consequence. It was' necessary to make
the measure general and its application
uniform. His Bill would not come
into force until the first of January
next, as at present drawn. That
would give every opportunity for preparation, and would obviate anything
In the nature of a disturbing revolution owing to the operation of the
Bill, lf that time was not deemed
sufficient, It could be lengthened ln
HON. MR. TURNER argued that
the Bill wae out -of order, Inasmuch
as It confessedly would Interfere with
every Industry in the Province; In fact
It was revolutionary.
MR. iMAtRTIN: "There Is nothing
tn the rules against the Introduction
of a revolutionary measure,"
MR- McPHILLIPS thought the Bill
was out of order,! because one section
provided for the ^imposition and disposal of certain penalties. He thought
this touched upon the matter of public
monies, which belonged to the Crown.
MR. SPEAKER held that the Bill
was In order.
HON. MR. TURNER protested
again. This Bill would create a disturbance in the labor world, which
would have a disastrous effect upon
the industries of the Province, and
would indirectly work the very evil It
was designed to, overcome, namely,
the lowering of wages and dlsemploy-
ment of the whlti labor of the Province. The legislation required in this
Province was such as would give
greater assurance to the protection of
capital, and a greater stability to investment. Some of the terms of the
Bill, too, were ridiculous, as he
thought. Under Its provisions those
of the Caucasian race were exempt-
That meant, according to the definition
of authorities, that many strange races
and tribes were to be admitted, while
the poor Chinese and Jap were to suffer. He was altogether opposed to the
MR. OLIVER said he would vote
for the second reading of the Bill.
HON. MR. PRENTICE moved that
the BUI be read this day six months.
MR. CURTIS, replying to an adverse comment of the Hon. Mr. Turner,
upon Mr. Mclnnes' action In continually stirring up this Oriental question,
said he was sorry that the merit of
continually stirring1 up this question
could not be found ln hon. gentlemen
opposite. This was a question which
required steady stirring up. It was
a question which would not down, but
which the people of the Province were
looking to have settled In some satisfactory way. As to the use of the
word Caucasian, he might as well ask
what the meaning of Indian wae. In
another part of the authority quoted
from by Mr. Turner, Caucasian was
shown to distinguish ordinarily between the white and yellow races, and
he (Mr. Curtis) thought the meaning
of that word as used In the Bill would
be readily Interpreted in the sense It
was Intended for.
MR. HUNTER had a word to say.
The last speaker had accused the Finance Minister of charging Mr. Mclnnes
with continually'stirring up the Oriental question. Such was not the
case. The Finance Minister had stated that Mr. Mclnnes was continually
stirring up friction between capital and
labor, and In this statement he (Mr.
Hunter) fully concurred.
MIR. HALL said that what amused
him particularly In this anti-Mongolian cry was that it was harped upon
particularly by men who had no financial interests In the country, and
who had nothing to lose by any unfavorable disturbance which might occur In the industrial life of the Province as a consequence of their efforts.
The only responsibility which they had
was that of creating a gallery effect in
their favor, and through empty declamation to win credit ln the country. For himself, while disposed to
go to any reasonable extent ln legislating on the subject, he was opposed to
the Bill before the House.
MR. BROWN could not see that the
Industries of the country were threatened by the passage of the BUI before
the House. In other countries, Industries
were carried on without the assistance
of Mongolian labor, and lf debarred
from competition In this Province after
reasonable notice, he did not think that
any serious consequence would ensue.
It was not because the Industries of
this country demanded the employ'
ment of Oriental labor that so many
Chinese and Japanese were employed
ln this Province, but because Its geographical situation made tt a conven
lent dumping-ground for Asiatic im
migrants, who found employers ready
to take advantage of this cheap service,
which otherwise would be supplied
largely by Immigrants from our own
country and from the Mother Land.
The vote was then taken upon the
motion to defer the (Bill until this day
six months, which carried on the following division:
For the motion: Messrs. Kldd,
Munro. Green. Hall, McPhllllps, Helmcken, Turner, Dunsmuir, Eberts,
Smith, A. W., Ellison, Clifford. Fulton,
Hayward, Garden, Prentice, Wells, McBride. Pooley, Murphy, Rogers, Taylor, Dickie, Mounce���24.
Against the motion: Messrs. Mclnnes, Gilmour, Stables, Smith, E. C,
Oliver, Brown, Martin, Curtis, Smith,
R., Houston���10.
HON. MR. PRENTICE moved the second reading of the Bill to Incorporate
the Vancouver City Hospital.
MR. MARTIN objected to the Bill.
It proposed to take the Hospital out
of the hands of the people, who furnished the money for carrying on that
Institution, and place It In the hands
of a Board, appointed under certain
conditions. One of these conditions
was the payment of J10 a year as an
ordinary member and another the payment of $100, which entitled the contributor to become a life governor. Yet
this Board would practically be the
ruler of the hospital. - He objected also
to the Lieutenant-Governor of the Province having anything to do with the
Hospital, as proposed In the Bill. He
did not see on what reasoning he was
proposed for such an office. He resided in the City of Victoria and had
no special Interest to make him eligible for such a position. Then there
was the Chairman of the Board of
Health, and the Mayor of the City,
He had not so much objection to that
because both these gentlemen resided
in Vancouver City. But following them
came the General Superintendent of
the Canadian Pacific Railway. What
had the Canadian Pacific Railway to
do with the affairs of the Hospital of
Vancouver City? There was also the
Chairman ul the Vancouver Board of
Trade. What had he to do with the
Hospital? Then there were certain individuals mentioned ln Clause 5, eight
of whom were to be elected at the annual meeting. That was to say that
out of the seven alppolnted by the Act,
three at any rate were made directors
of this institution, who gave nothing
whatever towards Its support and whose
positions were in no way connected
with the subject of hospital government. Then there were eight elected
persons, not elected by the people who
furnished the hospital funds, but by
a number of persons constituted a
Board by giving ten dollars a year for
an ordinary membership or one hundred dollars a year for the position
of life governor. On behalf of the electors and rate payers of Vancouver he
entered a strong protest algalnst the
affairs of the Hospital beliiy vivxen
out of the hands of those who furnished the money for its operation.
HON. MR. TURNER asked, in view
of the importance of the Bill, that the
debate be adjourned. The debate was
adjourned accordingly.
The Mortgagees' Costs Bill was, upon motion of Mr. McPhillips, read a
second time, and was subsequently
read, referred to Committee of the
Whole, clause by clause, reported upon
and finally passed.
Mil. TURNER moved the second
reading of the Rill to amend the Water Clauses Act, which he explained was
to allow municipalities to make use
of water supplies for the purpose of
generating electric light and other
powers as might be required, placing
them In the same position as companies und Individuals in that regard.
MR. ELLISON objected to the Bill.
There were many localities where development depended upon the use of
water for agricultural purposes, and to
allow it to be diverted without restriction would operate with great disadvantage.
MR. GREEN argued that corporations should possess the same rights
as companies or Individuals. All that
they asked was to be put upon the
same footing as enjoyed by tnoit
The Bill was read a second time, the
motion being carried on a division,
Messrs. Turner, A. W. Smith, Ellison,
and Pooley voting against.
The BUI was then read clause by
clause In Committee of the Whole, read
a third time and finally passed.
The Bill to amend the Placer Mining
Act was declared to be out of order,
on the ground that It dealt with the
administration of Crown lands.
HON. MR. McBRIDE said that he
did not wish It to be understood tbat
the Government was unwilling to give
attention to any needed changes In
the Placer Mining ActP because it had
failed to Introduce a bin during the
present session. The Government waa
quite willing to hear and consider any
suggestions looking to the amendment
of that Act, and at another time would
be prepared to act tf necessary.
MR. STABILES expressed his regret
that the Government had not seen fit
to bring in a measure covering the
Placer Mining Act.
MR. E. C. SMITH said he had requested Mr. Stables to lay his proposed amendments before the Mining
Committee, but he had not done so.
MR. McPHILLIPS moved the second
reading of the BUI to amend the Queen's
Counsel Act, which he accompanied
with a brief  explanation.
MR. MARTIN desired to offer some
observations and moved the adjournment of the debate.
The House adjourned until 8:30 o'clock this evening.
Victoria, Aug. 31.���8 a. m.���The House
met again at 8.30 o'clock last evening.
MR. R. SMITH moved, that the present Select Committee, appointed to
look into certain grievances within the
Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Belt
be appointed a Royal Commission to
look into all matters Involved in this,
question, with power to examine witnesses on oath, and report at the next
sitting of the House.
MIR. NEILL seconded the motion.
MR. A. W. SMITH objected to the
motion, contending that there was no
authority In the Committee to make
such a recommendation.
MR. POOLEY said that the only Act
under which such a commission could
be appointed was the Public Inquiries
Act, which did not contemplate such
an Investigation as that proposed In
the resolution.
MR. R. SMITH considered that It
was Jn the power of the House to authorise such an enquiry, but he did not
think it should be called a Royal
Commission, as a Royal Commission
could only be authorised by the Lieutenant-Governor.
HON. MR. McBride said that the
Government had decided to appoint a.
Commission to conduct the inquiry.
MR. McINNES congratulated the
Government upon having decided to
undertake such an enquiry, and
thought, under the circumstances, that
Mr. Smith would withdraw his resolution.
MR. R. SMITH said he was not
aware, when framing his resolution, of
the intention of the Government. He
was prepared to withdraw his resolution under the circumstances.
The resolution was withdrawn.
The adjourned debate upon the second reading of the BUI to amend the
Queen's Counsel Act was taken up.
MR. MARTIN criticised the BUI and
held that the Act was better as tt
stood. The Bill proposed for Instance
that the Attorney-General of Canada
should have precedence over all the
Bar of Canada, although he might not,
and probably would not have been a,
member of the Provincial Bar at all.
He found fault with that. He also
disagreed with the proposition that a
barrister should take precedence over
all members of the Bar here, simply
because he had happened to fill the
office of Minister of Justice In another province. The clause empowering
the Lieutenant-Governor to grant precedence to members of the Bar also
elicited an unfavorable comment. This,
it was true," was the law In Ontario,
but without a reasonable explanation
of law, It came to be adopted there, he
was not prepared to accord it support for that reason.
HON. MR. EBERTS did not think
the present Bill was without Imperfection. When that BUI passed in 1899
a number of gentlemen were passed
over who had worn silk for many
years both in the Provincial and Federal Courts. It would have, been a
gracious thing In 1890 to have put a'
clause In empowering the Government
to place those gentlemen In the same
position they occupied under the Federal Act.
MR. CURTIS deprecated that time
should be wasted In discussing a measure involving the privilege of a certain number of legal gentlemen to bedeck themselves In silken gowns, when
there were so many more important
matters demanding the attention of
the House. He had pleasure therefore
in moving the six months* hoist.
MR. BROWN seconded the motion.
MR. MARTIN agreed to support the
BUI If Its provisions were confined to
the cases of those gentlemen whose
rights were neglected In the BUI of
1899. Othrwlse he would support the
motion to throw the BUI out.
MR. McPHILLIPS here arose and
without following the precepts of De-
mosthenee, that action should be the
guiding principle of the declalmer, proceeded to thunder for��h certain things
already stated by the Attorney-General, without oratorical display. He
favored the passage of the Bill.
The motion for the six months' hotet
was then put and lost on division, and.
the BUI was accordingly read a second time.
A long discussion arose upon the motion to go Into Committee on the 3111.
The point was raised by
MR. McPHILLIPS and MR. POOLEY that the Rules had been suspended at a previous sitting to enable the
BUI to be advanced through several
stages In one day. It was held by Mr.
McPhllllps and Mr. Pooley, that the
Rules had been suspended for the day,
MR. MARTIN, who had not been
present on that occasion, asked for Information, and
MR. BROWN   and   MR. McINNES .
contended that the suspension applied
only to the one sitting. The discussion
upon this point became so tiresome and
prolonged, that it looked as if the re-
mainder of the sitting was to be consumed ln useless talk, over a BUI
which all admitted was of no public
consequence, and the consideration of
which threatened to prolong the session, or leave other and more Important matters unattended to.
HON. MR. McBRIDE was inclined
to blame the whole delay upon thfc
Leader of the Opposition, while
MR. MARTIN contended that If his
advice hud been taken und business
���properly proceeded with earlier in the
session instead of cramming a large
portion of It Into the dying moments,
the whole trouble would, have been
MR. SPEAKER ruled finally that the
rider suspending the Rules applied to
the remainder of the session.
The House went Into Committee of
the Whole and the BUI was taken up
���for consideration, It being reported upon without amendment.
Upon the motion for the reception of
the report,
MR. MARTIN moved to amend the
provision giving precedence to a lawyer who had occupied the position ot
Minister of Justice or Attorney-General, making H apply to those who had
occupied those positions while members ot the Bar In the Province of
British Columbia, which carried, 17 to
IS, the vote standing as follows:
For the amendment: Messrs. Hay-
Ward, Dickie, Hunter, Rogers, Murphy,
OPooley, Brown, Martin, Curtis, Munro,
Green, Houston, Mclnnes, Gilmour, E.
C. Smith, Stables, Kldd.
Against the amendment: Messrs.
NelU, Helmcken, McPhllllps, Hall, Turner, Eberts, Dunsmuir, A. W. Smith,
Ellison, Clifford, Fulton, Garden,
Mounce, McBride, Wells, Prentice. 16.
The BUI to amend the Land Act was
advanced through Its remaining stages
and finally passed.
The BUI to amend the Assessment
t Act was read a third time and finally
IMussed, having been recommitted to
remedy a clerical error In the numbering of the clauses.
Upon motion for the third reading
of the Supreme Court BUI
MR. GILMOUR offered an amendment providing sittings of the Full
Court at Vancouver in February, May
and November.
MR. MARTIN was sorry that the
Government could not see its way to
accept this amendment. This was a
question which excited a great deal of
Interest In the City of Vancouver. All
the four representatives from that City
were united in disapproving of the
Government's action. The Vancouver
Board of Trade, the City Council, and
the Bar of that place had hastily convened upon hearing of the course taken, and one and all had united ln a
protest against that course. A deputation from the Board of Trade, consisting of the President and the member had hastened to wait upon the
Government, and the City Council had
also sent two of Its members upon a
like mission. There had been a feeling
in the City of Vancouver in years past
that the Victoria influence on the Government was working to its disadvantage. That feeling was beginning to
disappear. But he did think that the
circumstances would seem to justify
the idea that any bitter feeling which
had previously existed in Vancouver
would be revived, when advantage was
taken of the end ot the session to put
through legislation of this kind, which
was so injurious to the self respect
of the people of Vancouver. Now it
was suggested that the people of Vancouver should not have a word to say
because the Government had appropriated some money towards the building of a reformatory and providing a
Normal School for that City. Because
forsooth the Government proposed to
spend for the first time, he thought In
Its history, some considerable money
in the City of Vancouver, It seemed to
be that It was expected that the representatives of that City should sit quietly by and see It deprived of a privilege which Its Importance as a City entitled It to. Because the Government
bad in Its magnanimity made up to
some extent for Its short-comings In
the past,'and given two appropriations
to Vancouver City, It seemed to think
It Justifiable that that City should be
deprived of something which it prized
much more than that, because the Importance of the City was more to Its
citizens than the expenditure of a few
thousand dollars of public money. He
was sorry that the Government had
taken this step, because he knew it
was one which would reflect upon it
politically In view of the Ill-feeling it
Would arouse between Vancouver City
and the seat of Government. The
amendment had been adopted as Government policy and therefore It would
be held that the Government had put
a slight upon the City of Vancouver.
He had nothing against the City of
Victoria. Indeed he felt flattered at
the treatment he had received In that
place in the late election, but he thought
the feeling between the two places
Bhould be reciprocal. He hoped the
Government would take advice upon
this" question and yield to the very
strong representations made to-day by
the deputations voicing the public sentiment of the City of Vancouver, without any regard whatever to politics.
MR. GARDEN felt that on this occasion he could agree with almost
every word uttered by the Leader of
the Opposition. Public feeling had
been greatly aroused In Vancouver owing to the proposed action of the Government In removing the sittings of
the Full Court from that City. They
had only had sessions of the Court
there about eighteen months, and yet
there had been sixty-one appeals tried
there, showing that It had been entirely satisfactory to the wants of the
upper country.   The laity of the City
took great interest In the matter as
Individuals and would feel very keenly the slight they would be subjected ,
to If this Bill passed. It looked as If
the Government had only waited until It felt strong enough to deprive
Vancouver of the recognition it had
won ln that regard. They had nothing
to complain of in the way the Government had treated them In the Estimates but it those concessions were
to be made a price for yielding this
privilege, he for one Intended to protest most strongly against it.
IMR. TATLOW concurred In all his
colleague and Mr. Martin had .said.
He mentioned that he had received a
telegram from the Board of Trade of
Vancouver during the day earnestly
protesting against the proposed legislation, and he could not view this in
any other light than that of an unfriendly act on the part of the Government. So far ae the expediency of
the proposal wae concerned as a matter of location, he contended that
Vancouver was a most suitable place.
Two thirds of the eases, during the
time the Court had been held there,
had been tried in Vancouver, and Ita
location as a convenience to the Mainland, was fully justified.
MR. McPHILLIPS supported the
BUI. He denied an allegation that the
present Administration was distinctly
a "Victoria" Government. There wer*
three Ministers ln the Cabinet repre
sentlng the Mainland, and there were
two Ministers only holding portfolios
who represented Island constituencies,
The Premier, as they all knew, did
not hold a portfolio, occupying the office of President of the Council only.
He held that the location of the Court
sittings at Victoria was a matter of
general convenience and had no political color.
MR. BROWN thought the Government had done wrong to depart from
the practice which had been proved
to be very satisfactory of having
Court sittings in Vancouver.
MR. CURTIS said that ln his constituency there were twenty-flve or thirty
lawyers and every one of them was ln
favor of sittings being held at Vancouver, as well as Victoria. He expressed astonishment at the attitude
of the Government In connection with
this measure. The Bill as introduced
provided that there should be Supreme
Court slttlnge at Vancouver. He therefore took It, that the Government, particularly the Attorney-General, recognised, when he brought the Bill In,
that it was just and proper that there
should be sittings held there. No reason had since been given by the Government or by the Attorney-General
why this proposed change should be
made. He thought the House was entitled to some good explanation of this
change of front. He stated also that
the Bar Association of Greenwood had
instructed him by wire, that it was
strongly opposed to the proposal to
abolish the Court sittings at Vancouver. At the time he received this notification he had no Intimation of such
a change being attempted, and he was
greatly surprised when the amendment
was proposed and passed. He disagreed with (Mr. McPhillips In saying
that this was not a Victoria Government. He held that It was largely a
Victoria Government. The returns
showed that there were practically
twenty thousand voters on the Mainland ae against seven thousand two
hundred and seventy-one on the Island. And yet ln the Cabinet, Victoria had one-half of the representation
where It was only entitled to one-quarter. It had just double the representation In the Cabinet that it was entitled to.
MR. McPHILLIPS: "It has only
two portfolios."
M'R. CURTIS said it had three voices
in the Cabinet. The President of the
Council had as much to say ln the
Cabinet as any other member.
MR. MUNRO thought a nasty feeling might be raised by this attempt
of the Government to deprive Vancouver of one of its privileges. Public
opinion frequently turned upon little
matters like this, and he thought there
was enough evidence already before
them to show what the result would
be, Lf the Government persisted in Its
course. On the ground of public utility he thought the sittings of the
Court in Vancouver should be continued.
MR. HOUSTON took an opposite
view and as the man who offered the
amendment which did the trick maintained that he had acted on his own
responsibility. He argued on the
ground that British Columbia was a
single-barrelled Province like other
provinces of the Dominion and thought
there was no ill-feeling existing such
as prevailed In past years between
two parts of it.
MR. CURTIS: "There would not be
with fair treatment."
MR/ HOUSTON argued that a fair
proportion of the cases tried at Vancouver had originated In Kootenay.
Had the principle of expedience been
followed, as urged In this case, these
cases would have been tried at Kootenay and other cades originating elsewhere would be tried in the place most
convenient to get at. But there was
necessity for centralization, and that
Idea should not be sacrificed In favor
of Vancouver any more than any
part of the Interior.
MR. OLIVER also opposed the Bill,
maintaining that it would arouse Ill-
feeling and work injustice to the Mainland.
HON. MIR, EBERTS said that they
had heard a great deal about the general proposition of the Island against
the Mainland. The Hon. Leader of the
Opposition was so suave and nice in
raising this question. He was bold
sometimes, and at other times he was
subtle. In this case he was subtle, for
he knew perfectly well that every
word he used was with a view of raising a feud between the Island and the
Mainland. He knew very well that he
was treading on Victorian toes when
he Introduced that measure providing
Court sittings  at Vancouver    twelve
months ago.
MR. MARTIN: "It carried, twenty
to nine."
HON. MR. EBERTS: "Well If it
was right because it was carried twenty to nine, what would you say tonight If the BUI carried twenty to
nine? Do you say that is a good proposition? Do you challenge me to act
that way to-night?"
MR. MARTIN: "We carried It by
that majority, because it was fair."
HON. MR. EBERTS said the present
Bill was an Important one because of
the general principle as to the decentralization of the Court. Any man In
this Legislature who was a lawyer
would agree that that principle was
not a proper one.
MR. CURTIS: "The Rill as brought
In by yourself originally contained that
very principle."
HON. MR. EBERTS went on to argue for the principle of centralization.
Did the Leader of the Opposition believe that he was acting in the best
interests of the Province when he made
ten appellate courts in the Province?
He could assure him that when he
passed that Bill he put a knife into
the administration of Justice eo far as
the Kootenay was concerned. Let any
judge in the Province be asked what
he thought of holding ten or twelve
courts in the Province? It was well
known that the administration of justice could be carried on to better advantage through one Court.
That was the only Idea which Influenced him in connection with this
Bill. The Government was anxious
that the outlying portions of the Province should be well served so far as
the administration of Justice was concerned. The principle of decentralization was a costly one. He Instanced
In this case the expense attached to
the Dominion Government in the holding of courts in different places ten
times a year as under the present system.
MR. R. SMITH asked what the
cost was.
HON. MR. EBERTS said there was
the expense attached to five or six
Judges, at six dollars a day, besides
travelling expenses, etc.
MR. McPHILLIPS: "About $13,000.
MR. MARTIN: "That does not arise
from the Full Court. That arises from
the fact that the judges go on circuit,
That $13,000 Includes the whole cost
of administration of justice."
HON. MR. EBERTS accepted this
correction. He said he had no desire
to press hie views to a critical point
on this matter. He1 had considered re
presentations made by the members
for Vancouver on his side of the House,
and In consideration of their views,
and not being Influenced by the in-
flammatory remarks of the Leader of
the Opposition, because if It came
from him he would treat It in a very
different way indeed, he had decided
that It would be just as well under the
circumstances that the debate should
be adjourned. He therefore moved the
adjournment of the debate.
MR. MARTIN: "And not put the
Bill through at all?"
HON. MR. EBERTS: "I have made
the motion."
MR. TATLOW said he could not let
the motion pass without thanking the
Attorney-General for the position he
had taken in the matter.
MR. MARTIN sail he was unable to
see wherein he hac" merited the very
unkindly remarks which the Attorney-
General had directed against him. He
was quite sure that what he had said
was not calculated to embarrass the
Government In the slightest. degree.
The very fact that both of his colleagues, opposed to htm politically, hail
agreed with what he said, showed that
his remarks had been put forward in
a very proper spirit. He thought the
Attorney-General wis not Justified in
saying that he was sorry that he had
to agree with him (Mr. Martin) because he was Leader of the Opposition. He would noi retaliate In that
spirit at all. He thmght the Govern
ment was acting In an extremely wise
manner in giving vay to the representations not only in this House, but
by the very delegations from
the City of Vancouver. But In doing
that he was sorry that the Attorney-
General had adopted the course he had
in moving the adjotrnment of the debate, the effect of vhlch would lie to
defeat the Bill, which was a necessary
one. The present A''t provided for ten
sittings of the Full Court. The proposal In the Bill was to reduce this
number of sittings 11 six. That was a
very proper and nec.ssary amendment.
The BUI as Introduced by the Attorney-General also contained other matters, which were n-ally necessary in
the interests of the Province.
The vote for the adjournment of the
debate was then put and carried, the
Opposition demurring.
The BM granting certain lands to the
Citv of Vancouver was taken up  in
Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Martin iwas glad the Government
was asserting title to the land in question, as he was certain that it belonged
to the Province. He had intended,
had he 'remained In power, to bring the
matter to a bead. It was a burning
auestion in Vancouver. No one could
establish harbor rights there without
ths consent of the Canadian Paclfle
Railway, which, he claimed had deliberately grabbed the property.
The Attorney-General stated that
there was no question as to the ownership of the land nmveyed in the Rill,
which included all that portion of land
lying east of Westminster bridge and
west of the east side of the Park bridge,
Ths Committee rose and the Bill was
read a third time and finally passed,
The Vancouver City Charter received
its final consideration upon theVnotton'
for reception  of the Committee's  report, when I
MAYOR GARDEN offered several
minor amendments, which were adopt-1
ed without discussion.   One amendment
however, proposing to limit the exemption of ipublic institutions from taxation to incorporated Institutions, evoked
objection from
and other?, who arjrued chat such a
chance might subject tome deserving
Institutions to taxation. The amendment was accepted.
MR. GILMOUR aJ'so offered an amendment proposing to give the ratepayers the right to determine in public
meeting upon certain questions of expenditure.
The amendment was defeated.
The Rill to amend the Columbia &
Western Railway Ant was1 read a second time, after some discussion, the
motion being opposed by seven votes.
The Rill wa? iput through Its remaining
stages and finally passed.
The Municipal Clause? BUI was read
a second time, referred to Committee
of the Whole, and reported up complete with amendments. It was then
read a third time and finally passed.
Upon consideration of the report of
the Committee of the WhoUe upon the
Vancouver Northern & Yukon Ratlw'ay
Bill, Section 39 of the original Act was
struck out, on motion of MR. MCPHILLIPS. This clause provided that If at
amy time the railway should be declared for the general! benefit of Canada al
powers granted under the Act should
oeose. The report was then adopted
and the Bill was .read a third ��tlme and
finally passed.
The Kttimaat-Oaledonia Company's
Bill was read clause by clau?e in Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Curtis objected to the principle
of handing over the roads of the Province to a private Company. The Government he held should preserve its
rights over the roads subject to a privilege to the Company to collect tolls
for a certain time. He considered that
there was occasion for a close study of
the Bill in order that the rights of the
Province should be properly safeguarded, and in this particular he saw one
objection to having such important
mea^ure-j rushed through dining the
closing moments of the session.
Hon. Mr. Eberts offered an amendment limiting the road to six feet in
width and subjecting the agreement
to such conditions ae might be deemed advisable.
The amendment was accepted.
Upon motion of Mr. Kidd Clause 32
of the Bill, authorising the Company
to enter upon the lands of the Crown
under certain conditions was struck
The Committee rose and reported the
Bill as amended. The Rill was thereupon read a third time and flnully passed.
The BUI to incorporate the Kamiloops-
Atlln Railway was taken up in Committee of the Whole, reported up complete without amendments, read a third
time and finally passed.
Then came about the lust item on the
Orders, for which Mr. Garden had been
patiently waiting in his chair. He now
arose and moved the second reading of
the Bill, which in view of the hour, 4:30
o'clock a. m., he considered should go
through without much discussion.
MR. CURTIS supported the BUI. He
pointed out that it was a thoroughly
practical scheme, backed by financial
men of solid standing. It was a road,
which though short was calculated to
do a great deal of good in opening up
the Province and in affording communication with other important lines. Why
It should have had any opposition, he
could not understand, although it seemed to be repugnant to the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company, in spite of
the fact that the promoters had done
a great deal to placate that Corporatl >n.
He predicted Lf this rood was built, the
Town of Grand Forks would have a
population of five or six thousand people. So far as the objection taken on
the ground of the road running to the
Boundary, was concerned, he argued
that owing to the nature of tbe haul,
the ores of the Boundary country would
come into British Columbia to be smelted. Then there was a promising agricultural district to be opened up by the
line, and In fact the advantages of the
line were so many and apparent, that
it seemed mo-t strange that there
.should be any objection to ihe Rill.
The question was then put���Shall the
Grand Porks & Kettle River Railway
Rill be now lead a second time?
The  vote stood ns follows;
For the Bill: Messrs. Brown. Martin.
Curtis. Green, R. Smith, Houston, Mclnnes, Gilmour, Stables. E. C. Smith,
Oliver. Kldd, McBrldb, Eberts, Garden,
Tatlow and Clifford.���IT.
tVg'ilnst the BIM: Messrs, Turner,
Dunsmuir, A. W. Smith, Prentice,
Wells. Pooley, Haywaid, Fulton, Ellison, Mounce, Rogers. Murphy, Hall,
McPhillips and Helmcken.���15.
The .motion -was sustained and the
Ri'll was read a second time.
The Bill was1 then referred to Cdln-
mlttee of the Whole. Upon motion of
Miy Garden, Clause 4 was struck out.
Mr. McPhillips offered an amendment
providing that the Bill ehould not come
Into operation until proclaimed by the
Lieutenant-Govcrnor-in-Couneil, such
proclamation to be deferred for one
year from date.
Mr. Martin protested that such an
amendment could not be mode without
ice and tbe proposition failed on
that ground.
Mr. McPhllllps then moved that the
Committee rl-e and ask leave to sit
again. This motion failed on division,
the vote standing 16 to 15.
iMr. McPhllllps imade another last effort to check the passage of the BUI.
He moved that the Committee rise, nnd
Mr. Garden moved in amendniLnt that
the Committee rise and report the BUI
complete without amendment.
Tbe OHouse divided on the question,
and the amendment carried.
MR. POOLEY called attention to the
fact 'that the liill had been altered after
Itavlng the Railway Committee. He
a-ked Mr. Speaker's ruling on the
point, whether the Bill was, in view of
that fact, properly before the Huiise,
MR. MARTIN pointed out that the'
chaing'e referred to was merely the fact
that the amtndments to the BUI had
been i>rlnted in italics. Ha did not
think that an incident of that kind
should affect the passage of the BUI.
MR. BROWN held that the printing
of the amendment In italics did not
really constitute an alteration in the
Rill. If such a principle as that was
agreed to the mere Insertion of a new
letter, through an error of the printer,
could throw out an important Rill. He
looked upon the objection as puerile.
As a matter of reason, the Introduction.
of Italics only served to make the Bill
more intelligible, and less likely to be
At this stage, MR. SrEAKER announced that the Clerk bad just nd\is��d
111m that it was upon his judgment that
the italics had been iput In.
The EM was then read a third time
and finally passed amid rounds of applause from Us supporters and the disgruntled objections' of those who had
opposed it.
One solitary item found to be still on
the Order Paper, the Bill respecting;
Extra-Provincial Investment and Loan
Societies, stood for finail eon-ideration
in Committee of the Whole, Hon. Mr.
Turner having a clause (No. 3) transmitted during the day by message, to
introduce. This clause was incorporated, and the Committee rose, reporting
the Bill as amended. It was then read
a third time and finally passed.
The House adjourned at 7 o'clock a.
m��� until 3 o'clock this afternoon.
The conclusion of the business transacted on Saturday morning, in the
House, was not. by mistake, included
in the report of the work of Friday
and the night following, given in Saturday's issue of uhe "News-Advertiser." It related to the adjourned
debate on the motion of
MR. CURTIS, on August 15th. affirming the principle of the Eight-
Hour Law, and was allowed to drop,
after a few words by Mr. Houston.
THE PREMIER announced that it
was not the intention of the Government to alter the Eight-Hour Law, It
was on uhe Statute Book now, and was
there to stand.
MR. MARTIN wanted to know If the
proposed (Mining Commission would inquire into the Eiglu-Hour Law.
THK PREMIER replied that he could
not answer that question, but reiterated the statement that it was not intended to alter the Law In any way.
The motion was defeated on s"how of
hands, name?1 (Standing as follows:
For the motion: Messrs. Mclnnes.
Stables. Brown. Martin, Curtis, Green,
R.  Smith,  and   Houston���8-
Against the motion: Messrs. Turner,
Dunsmuir. McBride. A. W. Smith, Ellison, Clifford. Fulton, Hayward. Garden. Mounce, Taylor, Hunter, Rogers,
Pooley. Eberts, Wells and Prentice���17.
'MR. GARDEN'S  resolution    dealing
with Chinese   Immigration    was    disposed   of    without   discussion,   being
rule! out of order by the Speaker.
Mr. Curtis presented a final bouquet
in the shape of a monster petition.
against the proposed Mining Commission, from residents of Phoentx.
The House then adjourned until 3
o'clock on Saturday afternoon.
Parliament prorgued under the favor
of beautiful weather, and although the
attendance was not eo large as on
many former occasions, tiie galleries
were well filled with fashionably dressed people. A small company of spectators also gathered on the floor of
the Chamber, which was arranged to
afford accommodation.
The .House assembled at 3 o'clock,
prayers being read by Right Rev. Rish-
op Crklge. Bishop Perrln and Bishop-
Christie were also present.
The Lieutenant-Governor arrived'
shortly after 3 o'clock, accompanied by
Admiral Beaumont and a Staff Officer
from tlie fleet, and Lieutenant-Colonels Grant. Benson. McKay. Gregory,
and soveral others of the local and permanent   volunteer  corps.
His Honor, having ascended the
throne, was pleased to dismiss the
Legislators from their duties with the
"Mr.   Speaker   and   Gentlemen   of   the
Legislative Assembly:
I am pleased to express my appreciation of the earnestness and care
you have manifested in dealing with
the various important subjects submitted for your consideration during
the session,
The liberal supplies whicib you have
granted for carrying on the administration of public affairs, and particularly for the purpose of constructing
roads, and for other public Improvements, cannot fail to have a marked
result in the development of the resources of the Province affected there--
I am pleased to observe the substantial aid extended to agricultural industry. The measure of relief afforded
to settlers by the Land Act Amendment Act   Is   especially  gratifying.
The several amendment's to the Assessment Act and the Act to Levy a
Tax on Coal and Coke will result in a
substantial Increase in the revenue so
as to more amply provide for carrying
on necessary works of development in
the future.
I am pleased to know that special
measures of relief have been passed
In the Interests of the Municipalities of
New Westminster and Sandon.
���It is gratifying to find that effective
measures have been taken to protect
our honif labor, not only from unfair
competition   within   the  Province,   but
(Continued On Page Six.) (,
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well equipped, and ���* |troparod tooxooutoall
kinds of printing at lionoal prices.
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Address ull communications to the
With the advent of work being
continued the yaar round on ti dozen or
more promising mining: properties in
this district, the camp'a permanency
is assured. Soon there will bo no need
of going out of the district to find work
for tho winter. In fact very few men
will leave here this fall.
The government ownership of railways is a question that is becoming of
vita] importance to Canadians. The
Canadian .Magazine for September
contains the first of a series of four
articles on that subject, written by U.
L. Richardson, M. P., which is woll
worth perusal. Mr. Kichtirdson shows
in a clear nnd lucid munnor the
immense advantages to bo derived
from public ownership, vs. private
ownership with public cnpitiil.-ABanlFJ
Pin your faith to the Lardeau.
Cauadii Bhould own the C. P. R.
Canada should abolish the Senate.
How many working mon in the
Lardeau had any say tis to whether W.
A. Gallihor would he there nominee er
Says Sir William Drummond���he
that will not reason is a bigot, he that
cannot, reason is a fool; he that dares
not reason is a slave.
Along with the news of Hewitt
Bostock's retirement from politics
comes the intelligence that he has
mado an assignment. Money gone,
political frionds (?) gone.
Bankers get money for nothing. Do
yon? Aro they made of better mud
than you? If this is your government,
why not have it issued to ail on the
same conditions���and conditions which
all can take advantage of?���Appeal.
The life of a prospector is a peculiar
ono; yet such that many men become
married to it; they apparently cannot
leave it���until their happiest dreams of
fortune martorialize, and even then it
would only moan tho jim-jams for some
of them.
A newspaper that restricts Itself to
tho publication of nice thinirs which it
hoars about folks, would be like a man |
who has nothing but sugar on his bill
of fare, and who scorns beefsteak and
beans and broad and the tilings that
put the muscles in condition for hard
work. Sugar has its place, at it ho din-!
net* table, and nice things about folks
have their functtou in the newspaper;
but among undesirable things in
journalism nambypainbyisin occupies
a position high up.
Says Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
Thero is gold for all in   the   worlds
broad bosom,
There is food for all in tbo worlds
great store;
Enough is provided if rightly divided:
Lot each man take what he needs-
no more.
Tho sentiment of the above stanza is
grand,   but the point of dilTerence is
the standard  by which the quantity of
men's needs shall be determined.
Why throw yonv votcawi).v by voting
for what you do not want? if you are
in favor of continuing the present
conditions vote for the old party candidates. Thoy havo held the offices of
the nation and administered tlio
government and made the laws year in
and year out and conditions aro just
what they have made tbem. And you
expect to get relief from such conditions by voting for the mon who made
intentionally just what they aro and
who do not want any change!
How can men think highly, nobly.
clearly, wben tlie chief object in life
is to acquire the wealth which others
have produced? While socialists am
demanding public ownership millionaires have already put it in practice���
they own the public, The men who
have created the trusts aro swiftly
bringing in socialism, for thoy ore
making conditions which will force the
poonle into this now phase of life as
thp only escape from slavery to tho
restless financial cantHtloD, says Kev. E.
M. Wheolocx iu Commonwealth.
S. S. Taylor, still another lawyer of
Kelson, and an old Conservative (on
the prairie) has pledged tho support of
organized labor to his friend W. A.
GaUihet', but may find somo difficulty
in delivering the goods. It just sho.vs
tbat a lawyer of this stamp is in politics where over tho most "pickings"
are found. The Rossland Minors'
Union have called Mi*. Taylor off.
Ko delegated for Hthcrof the "two
gi'eat parties" could be secured in
Kei'guson. The oilhciis hero are tired
of both. Its only a matter of ins and
outs���not necessarily a change in the
existing antiquated system. Hut the
ohango will come sooner or later. The
politicians may hinder socialism but
they caunot stop it. Tho trusts are
simplifying the situation every day.
Tho people will see after whilo that
what is good for a hundred or more
people would bo good for all tho
Tho mining prospect itself cannot bo
termed as a "wildcat." ft is tho promoter, in most cases, who does the
wildeatting. Ho buys u prospect Tor
a song, forms a company and turns the
prospect over as a mine���or at the
price of a mine. The "wildcat"
feature is duo to men, not to the property itself. Oft times the claim with
the least surface showing turns out to
he tli.- best proposition. !t is the
"open cut" anda liar whicli secures
tho term "wildcat" for many properties.
All staple articles (tan bo secured at
home at about the same price as is
charged in Toronto, and where there
are a few oents in difference it ought
to be borne in mind that the purchaser
saves these that the CRUEL SWEAT
Every citizen owes it to the community
in whicli he lives, moves and bus his
being, to encourage home Industry and
enterprise, and this cannot, be done by
sending bis ready cash abroad and
depending on the local merchant for
credit,���Nelson Economist.
Tho electoral district of Yale-
Cariboo extends from tho summit of
the Rockies, 400 miles, to the Pacific
ocean at .Tarvis Inlet, and from the
Liard river in tho north, 700 miles, to
the International boundary on the
south. It embraces twelve provincial
ridings, returning among them Kl
members to the local house, more than
a third of the entire representation of
the province. At the last provincial
general election a voto of 11,102 was
cast in these ridings out of a total vote
of 27,072 for tbe ontiro province, or
botween two-fifths and ono half ok the
whole. It is represented at Ottawa by
one member, while the electoral district of Victoria with a third of this
"Oting strength has two.
NOTICE is HEREBY GIVEN dirt after one
month i hilt-mi 'oitpnly to iho Chief Coramla*
sionoY of Lands and Works lo purchase 80
acres of land in (be District of Wcsl Kootenay
Mi .i "I on Dig in bi Rltlo "f Dmifipn rivoi
iii iBitlatoly north o/ ho mouth ol MnDonald
urook anil ir.oi ��� ������ darly dosci'lbed as fol
lowl : Com me n hip ti n |i(v-t raa.ltod ' li. U
������liner's B, !���;. Corner,',; thence weal40 chains
HiciiRO noi'tb 20 chains, Lhencu east -I'J onains
ihenee pouth 20 chains in the pnintof com*
Dated ni Trout Lake this lltli day of Soptem
her, A. I'. 1WK��.
30-32 II. M, CARTER.
Battens of North America
nf Un- United Un
tori of North An
erica.    Whim y<>,.
, aro faming a PUB
1 MAT.-ItlHr soft or
1 sUff.seo io it Hint
theicouutno UNION
LABBIj la sowed in
ii. II a retailer lias
loose labels in his
lossosslon anil off-
ts lo put ono in a
hat for you, do not
patronise him. He
has not any right to havo loose labels, i.oosu
Inbola in rotall stores nru uuuntflr/olts. V<> not
listen io any explanation as to why the bat has
no label. Tlio uonufno Union Label is porfor*
atod mi tho four odgoi exactly Iho camo as a
postago stamp, coHierfelts oro sometimes
perforated on throe of thoedges, and sometimes
only on two. Koop a Bliarp lookout for tho
counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers are
using thorn in order to got ridofthoirscab-
nifldi1 lints. Tlio John H..''tt'iMni Co and Henry
H. Roelofs, both of Philadelphia, i'a-, i^renorf*
union concerns,
joiin A. MOFPITT, Presldeut,Orange,Ni'J.
JOHN PHILLIPS, Hoorotaryf477 Park Ave.,
Brooklyn1! N. V,
Smoke Cigars
And ac all times insist on the
box bearing the blue label.
It bolps manufacturers to see the force
of paying fair and honest wagos.
Tins label Committee, C. M. I. V.
by jthe
Kootenay Cigar M'f'g Co,
CV-Sec that the BLUE   LABEL Is on
Gael: box.
The Union Label
On everything you buy is a guarantee
that the produears thereof receive a fair
rate of wages for its production.
Insist on having the label.
I        SMOKE
f       CIGARS       f
Sco that this Labi;! is oh all Clothing you buy
Ferguson Packing
and Transfer Outfit,
Contracts entered into for pac&injf of
Mining Supplies, etc., to any point
in the district.
Good, prompt service, and any work
undertaken guaranteed.
Freighting from '.Thomson's Landing
to Ferguson a specialty.
S. DANEY, Proprietor.
Wholesale M.'irlicts_
Kossland, Kelson, Sandon, Grand
Forks,   Iteiolstoko,  Greenwood
.   and Vancouver.
Retail Harliets i	
Uoesland, Trail, Nelson, Ymir,
Kaslo, Sai.tlou, Hew Denver,
Silverton, Cascade City, Grand
Forks, Greenwood, Phoenix,
Midway, Camp McKlnnoy, Kev-
elBtoke, Vancotlvor, Ferguson.
wm. schmoce|'
Manager Faguson Branch.
If The
Hotel ���
>i Revelstoke!
Abrahamson Bros., Proprietors.
Everything new and up to date.
# Finest Wiin's, Liquors and ('tears.
Mining inon'S liciiii'iimrli'TH,
Cheerful dining ruom ; A 1 Borvtco,
..Hotel Lardeau..
/. Laughton, Proprietor.
Ferguson, B. C.
���"j-   NEATLY FURNISHED,     v
��M 1MH^MHN|N> ^JH^J-1^%^ ^^H^SHj
| Hotel Perguson
The Bar is supplied with the best brands of :
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial
Men.   Tenderfeet comforted.
*���   'Kales $3.00 a day nml upward**.
I        Ferguson Bros., Proprietors.
Canadian Pacific
Pott Dally Borvieo between Atlantic and
Improved Connecting Service to and from
Kootenay country.
First Class Sleeper on all trains from
Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing,
Tourist Cars pass Kevelstoke, dully for St.
Paul, Fridays for Montreal and Boston, Sundays und Wednesdays lor Toronto. Same cars
ptiKs Medicine Hut one day later.
Daily Train to and from Bevelstoxe and
main lino
19.15 lv ARROWHEAD arr 0,26
Dally Steamer, connecting for Kootonay
points and Crows Nest Line
6.45 lv ARROWHEAD arr 19.86
For rates, tickets and   full information
apply to
J, McCREERY, Agent Arrowhead.
T. W. BKADSHAW, Agt. Re veils tokc.
Or to	
W. P. ANDERSON, T. P. A., Nelson, B. C.
15, J. COYLE, Asst, Pass.Agt,, Vancouver, B. 0,
Stationery is in our Hue
And we hn,ve Jujitreceived aline stoolf
of Letter Pads.   Patronize
"The Eagle."
Por People Wlio���	
....Read aid Til
The" Eagle" lins the following list of hooks
for sale:
Cacaor'fl Column, (Donnelv) 2f*.
Tho American Peasant, (Tibbies)..  25c
Ten Men of Money Island, [Nation] 25u,
A Tramp inKoeiet'v, [Ctiwdievj '.'���*:
Met ter Days, | Kltcfi I i!fa).
An Ideal Itcinihllc, jPhelpB] Mv,
Olirlxt Ihe HoeliUfst Tie.
American People's Money, I Donnelly] 85c,
Tho lilttie Statesman,[Armatronjr]  .,..25c.
Qovernmont Owjiewnipot Railroads	
by P.O. RrOoMon.  I'.e.
Poems for tho People, W.P. Phelps 10c.
In Hell and tiie Way Out, by li. (S. Allan.,,'rfw,
One- Wav to Ud*bjiBrath,�� OutninonwbHltlntlOt',, Lanot And Liberty, hy 15. V. DriiH inc.
Tlie Ounecntraiion of Wealth. J'. JrviniJ....Ifle.
A pure Domooracy, by R. h. Tlmmpson '.'���"�����,
Direct LepLdfttion, by,/, 'V. tin 111 van Rle.
ManHnal [.o'lialism. livF.O. It.Gordon..,10e,
A i''i'w Things About Trusts '....lOt!,
Hard Times, nauBc and euro, by Gordon...JOe,;
TlieS.'.i and His Monev Laws 71 ,V..
Merrie England. byHohfirt BlatnliTord !Mc,
Tho Story of My Dlotatbrshlii..     26e.
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rihvlo.-k'P DaiiRhtor, by MMjnrei FT. Bates.Wo,
A Daughter ol Humunltv. hy >.. M  Sim til),',96c, I
Au Appeal tor tho Blind, hyW, A. AAtQllno JOe.
J'loportlonal R'jpiesentii.lioii..  10c.,
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' you will appreciate tho neat, artistic^
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' We have ample improved facilities and 5
know how to use them, We can do ul] <
the printing In this entire district, lf J
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The Yunliee is nocrcdlteil with being
the possessor of a "gall" that is uuri-
valled elsewhere on Gctl's footstool.
But when it comes to a "showdown"
the patent medicine man can give any
Yankee the big ond of tho game und
beat him every time; and Jesse James,
if ho v:uh alive, would lay down his gun
and tako oil' his hat to them in awesome
admiration. The Herald has received
this week a catalogue from a largo
department store and an alleged
"booklet" from a patent medicine
house whioh is purely and simply aE
advertisement, accompanied by the
very modest request that they be
favored with a "complimentary notice
something like the following," etc,
such as others pay $2 for. It's a gold
dollar to a peanut, however, that if
these opulent mendicants were asked
for the price of a loaf of bread by some
poor, half-starved devil, they would
have him arrested.���Cranbrook Herald.
The Lardeau District
A Dozen Shippers This Winter 1
' At the 1808 session of the Dominion
Trades of Labor congresB held- in
Winnipeg, the following platform was
adopted. We would especially commend it to the consideration of tho
workers of British Columbia at the
present time:
1. Free compulsory education.
2. Legal working day of eight hours
and six days a week.
3. Government inspection of all industries.
4. The abolition of the contract system on all publio works.
5. A minimum living wage, based
on local conditions.
6. Publio ownership of all franchises, such as railways, telegraphs,
waterworks, lighting, etc.
7. Tax reform, by lessening taxation on industry and increasing it on
land values.
8. Abolition of the Dominion senate.
9. Exclusion of Chinese.
10. Tho union label on all manufactured goods, where practicable, on all
government supplies.
11. Abolition of child labor by
children under 14 years of age; and of
female labor in all branches of industrial life, suoh as mines, workshops,
factories, etc
12. Abolition of property qualification for all public offices.
13. Compulsory arbitration of labor
disputes. q-i,
14. Proportional representation and
the cumulative vote.
15. Prohibition of prison labor in
competition with free labor.
When yon want a Cool
Refreshing Drink
Enterprise Beer
All LardQnu'a leading hotels handle It.
Manufactured by the
Kutorprigo Brewing Co.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Have you become a paid-up
reader of The Eagle ?
Time Table  No. 51.
Taking Meet, June 15th.
Monilav, at 7 o'clock 11.10. Regular freight
steamer will leave Victoria at midnight on
Tuesday ami Thursday and Vancouver at raid*
night on Wednesday and Friday.
on arrival nf c. ]'. Railway No, I train. Regular freight Bloainers will leave 12
p. in. on Tuesday and Thursday and Vancouver
at 12 p. ni. on Wednesday and Friday,
LEAVE VICTORIA FOR NEW WESTMINSTER, Ladner, Lulu and Islands, Monday,
Wednesday nod Filday at 7 a. ra,
LEAVE   NEW   WESTMINSTER   FOR   VICTORIA and way ports���Tuesday^ Thursday and
. Saturday at 7 o'clock a. ni.
Steamer Beaver leaves NEW WESTMINSTER
for Chilliwack and way landings, Tuesday,
Thursday nod Saturday ats a. m., connecting
at Mission City with C, P. it. from Vancouver.
Returning leaves Chilliwack for New West
minster, Wednesday, Friday nnd Bundayat7
a. in., connecting with boat tor Victoria.
Steamsliins of this Company leave from
Evans, Coleman & Evans' wharf, Vancouver,
for Naus and intermediate porta, every Monday
at'2 p. m.
Steamships of this'.Company leave from
Evans, Coleman & Evans' wlimf, weekly for
VVrangol and Skagway,
Stoaraors leave Victoria for Alberni, Ahouact
aud way ports on Ut, 7th, 14th and 20th of each
month ; extending later trips 10 Quatsino and
Cape Scott Tlie Company icserves.the right
of (dumping tills Time Table at any timo without notification.
Qenaral Freight Agent.
Passenger Agent..
" With the advent of a railway over One
Hundred properties within a radius of ten
miles of Ferguson could become shippers
in three months9 time."
Ferguson i
Ferguson Is the supply point
of the Lardo-Duncan country.
Ferguson is ike Payroll
... Centre...
Come Straight to Ferguson
The Rossland*Nelson of the Lardeau. I
Come and see the town and district for yourself.
���  They will stand investigation.    BUY NOW.
* * <��� {Continued from page Three. )
Irom  the Immigration or   undesirable
classes of aliens.
I note with pleasure that an Act
3tas been passed, and under It a judge
of the Supreme Court of British Columbia has been appointed to proceed
to Porcupine Creek. Casslar District,
to settle up In an expeditious manner
disputes which have arisen in that locality between miners by reason of
the uncertainty of the boundary between Alaska and  this Province.
An Act to protect the mining interests of citizens serving Her Majesty in South Africa meets with my
warmest approval.
The prewnce In the Province or His
Excellency the Governor-General at
the present time Is a matter for congratulation, and I feel assured that
His Excellency will be deeply Impressed with the expression of loyalty to
Her Majesty, so conspicuous In this
;>art of Her 'Majesty's dominions.
In liberating you from your arduous duties, it Is with the feeling that
your efforts will be amply rewarded by
the Increasing prosperity and the general advancement of the interests of
Che  Province  resulting therefrom."
<Hon. Mr. Prentice. Provincial Secretary, then announced:
"It Is His Honor the Lieutenant-
Governor's will and pleasure that the
Legislative Assembly be prorogued until It shall please His Honor to sum-
7non the same for despatch of business,
and this Provincial Legislative Assembly Ih hereby prorogued accordingly."
The following bills were laid before His
Slonor, who was pleased, in Her Majesty's name, to give assent thereto, this
l��eing announced by the Clerk of the
House Jn the usnial form: '"In Her Majesty's name, His Honor the Lieutenant-
Governor doth assent to these Bills:"
(No. 2) An Act to amend the Evidence
(.No. 4i An Act lo imend the Notaries
Appointment Act.
(No. 7) An Act respecting the closing
of Shops, and the employment of Children and Young Persons therein.
(No, 12) An Act to incorporate the Vancouver and  Westminster Railway Co.
(No. IS) An Act to Incorporate the
Crow's Nest Pass Electric Light and
Power Co., Limited.
(No. 14) An Aot to Incorporate the Western  Telephone  and Telegraph  Co.
(No. IS) An Act to Amend tlie Companies  Act,   1897.
(No. 17) An Act to Incorporate the
Kltimaat-Caledonla Co.
(No. ID) An Act to revise and consoli-
<l!nte   the   Vancouver   Incorporation   Act.
(Mo. 20) An Act to amend the Vancouver, Northern and Yukon Railway Act,
isn't. I
(No. 21) An Act to amend An Act to Incorporate the Anglican Syod of the Diocese  of New Westminster,
(No. 22) An Act to Incorporate the Rock
Bay and Salmon River Railway Co.
(No. 21) An Act to Accelerate the Incorporation of the  City  of Phoenix.
No. 24) An Act to Incorporate the Pacific. Northern and Omlneea Railway Co.
(No. 25) An Act to amend the Vancouver and Lulu Island Railway Act/(1891)
Amendment Act, 1.S97.
(No. 2fi) An Act to amend the Investment and Loan Societies Act.
(No. 28) An Act to amend the Rossland
Water and Light Company Incorporation
Act, 1896.
(No. fct) An Act to amend the Columbia
and  Western   Railway Subsidy   Act, 1896.
(No.   30)   An  Act   to   amend   the   Land
Registry Act.
..(No. 31) An Act to amend the Judgments Act.  1809.
(No. 32) An Act to amend the Mechanics'
I/en Act.
(No. 33) An Act relating to Extra-Provincial  Investment  and  Loan  Societies.
(No. 34) An Act to Incorporate the Kam- '
loops and Atlin Railway Co. j
(No, 35) An Act to amend the Ofllcial
Administrators' Act. |
����??: Vs* An Act respecting Succession
tulles. '
(No, 42) An Act relating to employment on Works carried on under Franchises granted by Private Acts.
(No. 40) An Act to regulate Immigration to British Columbia.
(No. 47) An Act to confirm the Assess-
ment Roll of the City of Greenwood for
the Year 1900.
(No. 45) An Act to permit the use ot
Voting Machines in British Columbia. i
(No. 4il) An Act to amend the Law re- I
luting to Costs allowed to Mortgagees. I
(No. 50) An Act to Incorporate the
Grand Forks and Kettle River Railway
Co. j
(No. 51) An Act to authorise a grant to
the Corporation of the City of Vancouver of ceriain Crown Lands situate In,
amid City. |
(No. 54) An Act to amend the Licences
Act, im j
(No. r,fi) An Act to amend the "Wat-,
rr Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897. |
(No. 5(5) An Act to relieve the mem-
l>crs of tho Canadian troops serving in j
Bouth Africa from the operation of certain provisions of the Placer Mlnlngj
Art, the Mineral Act and amending Acts.
(No. f��7> An Act to amend the Railway
Assessment Act.
(No. 58) An Act to amend the Provincial Elections Act.
(No. Till) An Act to amend the Trnmwny
Incorporation Act,
(No. CO) A Bill to amend the Mineral
(No. (51) An Act to levy a Tax on Coal
nml Coke.
(No, R2) An Act to nmend the Land Act.
(No. 63) An Act  to amend the Assessment Act.
(No. fiii) An Art to amend the Queen's
Counsel  Act, 1899.
(No. fiii) An Act to vest the title to the
Discovery Placer Claim. Atlin Lake Mining Division of the Cassiar Electoral Districts, in the Discoverers of Placer
Claims in the said District.
(No. 69) An Act to amend the Municipal
Clauses Act.
(No. 7(0 An Act to amend the Municipal)
Elections  Act. I
(No. 71) An Act to amend the Public
Dyking   Act,   1S98. ���     |
(No. 72) An Act to amend the Municipal!-1
ties Act. |
(No. 73) An Act to further amend the .
Land   Act. j
Hon. Mr- Speaker then addressed I
His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
as follows:
"May it please Tour Honor:
"We, Her Majesty's most dutiful and
loyal subjects, Uhe Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, in session assembled, approach
Tour Honor at the close of our labors
with sentiments of unfeigned loyalty
and devotion to Her Majesty's person
and Government, and humbly beg to
present  for  Your Honor's acceptance
| a Bill (No. 68), Intituled *An Act for
granting certain sums of money for
the public service of the Province of
J British Columbia.' "
! To thia Bill the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, by His Honor's command, declared:
"In Her Majesty's name, His Honor
the Lieutenant-Governor doth thank
Her Majesty's loyal subjects, accept
their benevolence, and assent to this
And so concluded the first session
of the ninth- Parliament of British Columbia.
One young man who deserves to go
galumphing down the corridors of
fame came into contact with the authorities at the Sherman House. He
was fashionably arrayed- In the dress
of the period, the most apparent garment being a large ulster with a large
check, coming almost to his .feet. He
was caught in the dining room, escorted to the private office and duly Invited to settle. He had no cash, no
wauch, no chain, no jewels of any sort;
but he managed to effect a compromise
on the basis of a pair of trousers,
which were In excellent repair. He
said he could get along without them
better than he could without the ulster; and the subsequent proceedings
showed that he was right.
About two hours afterward the bell
boys in the Tremont were set in motion by long and furious tinkles of the
bell from one of the rooms on the
"300" Hoof. Presently one of them
came, down looking puzzled and reported to the clerk on watch that the
"gentleman in 309 had done got his |
trousers stole." An Immediate investigation followed. There was no fireplace In the rooom, the wardrobe and
bureau drawers were empty, nothing
could be found under the washstand
that distantly resembled wearing apparel; yet the man was undoubtedly
trouserless. A brief discussion of the
event went on to disclose the fact that
the man's gold watch and fob, a gold
match box, a fine pocket knife, a
bunch of keys and. a roll of bills big
enough to stub your toe were in the
pockets of the missing garment.
It did seem as If there was a great
deal more than the average man carries In those pockets���yet, what could
be done?
"Do you suppose I stole my own
trousers?" asiked the young man.
And no one did. The house detective
was called in; but, as he had never
been known to catch anything but a
cold In several years of service, his
contribution to the solution of the
problem  was necessarily slight.
It was not long before another pair
of trousers were provided; as good a
pair as could be had ready made. The
roll of bills and other things became
the subject of compromise, and part
of the amount demanded was taken
out in a week's board and lodging.
During that week the young man by
paying diligent attention to a little '
game which was In progress every'
evening and all day Sunday In one
of the back rooms on the office floor
succeeded ln gettting enough to take
him back to California, whence he
had come a short time before. And
the most noticeable thing about that
young man's clothing was a long ulster with a large check.���Chicago "Record."
General Field-Marshal Alfred Count
Mm Waldersee, who has left Europe
to take the command of the Allied
Forces in China, Is 6S ytars old. having been born at Potsdam on April Sth,
1832. Entering the Army as a Second-
Lieutenant of Artillery In 1850, he was
in 1865 appointed Aide-de-camp to
Prince Charles' of Prussia, and twelve
months later served with distinction as
a Major on the General Staff during
the Austro-Prusslan War. Tn 1870
Count von Waldersee was appointed
Military Attache in Paris, and was on
the Headquarters Staff during the
Franco-German War. From June to
September, 1871, he filled the post of
Charge d'Affalres In Paris, and afterwards re-entered the Army as Colonel
of the 13th Uhlans, being promoted In
1873 to Chief of Staff of the 10th Army
Corps. Count von Waldersee was gazetted a Major-General In 1S7(J, and in
1888 he was appointed a General of
Cavalry and Chief of the General
Army Staff In succession to the late
Count von Moltke. In 18H1 he was given the command of the Ninth Army
Corps, and In 1895 His Majesty the
Emperor bestowed upon him the Order
of the Black Eagle, the highest Prussian order, and nine months later appointed him "General-Oberst," with
the rank of General Field-.Marshal.
In 18i)8 Count von Waldersee was promoted an Inspector-General, and in
May of this year, the fiftieth anniversary of his joining the Army, the gallant officer was promoted to General
Field-Marshal, Count von Waldersee
married an American lady, who had
received the title of Princess Maria
van Naer, as the morganatic consort
Of the late Prince Frederick of Schles-
The few Americans who have called upon her In Calle Pan Jose have
found a good looking Filipino woman,
of about thirty years, clad in the
graceful dress of the islanders, and resembling thousands of her less prominent race sisters. She Is better looking from the Filipino standpoint than
from ours; she Is plump, pleasant-faced, and, to her country folks, distinctly attractive. She will not talk
Spanish with a foreigner; It Is said
��he can speak this language, but does
not care to do bo. To hold conversation with her It Is necessary to enlist
the service of a Tagalog Interpreter.
To-day "la Senora Presldente" has
the appearance of a woman who has
suffered, nor is the term of her unhap-
plness yet past. Her eyes, with their
expression of sadness and dejection,
show her distress of mind. For this
there Is due cause. Her husband Is
probably a fugitive, hiding in the
mountains, and every day lessens his
chances of ultimate pardon by
America If captured. He may be
dead; lf he still lives he Is ln danger
every minute of the day, wherever he
may be. I do not believe, says a writer In "Harper's Bazaar," Mrs. Agul-
naldo .herself knows where he Is, nor
that she has heard from him slnse she
came to Manila. She Is fully aware
o"f the dangers which surrounded him
In the Igorrote country when she left
him last Christmas, because It was the
unmistakable .hostility of these same
Igorrotes that decided her to seek the
protection of our lines. She lost her
Infant daughter last November, and
later her three-year-old son died In
Bacoor. The death of her son is an
established fact, but for the present
those who surround Mrs. Aqulnaldo
have deemd It wise to withhold from
her the confirmation of this news.
She has heard that Miguel died In
Bacoor, but the assertions of her
friends to the contrary are half convincing, so she broods on the matter,
wondering why the child Is not
brought from the country to see her.
In a couple of months the reason for
this present secrecy will have passed;
there will then have arrived a new
member of the Agulnaldo family, and
the mother's attention will be diverted from the children who have died.
During the Ions weeks that Mrs.
Agulnaldo was under guard she could
receive no visitors; her mall was withheld, and only one member of her
household was allowed to go out to do
the dally marketing. The Provost-
Marshal of Manila said to Mrs. Agulnaldo that ithls was done In order to
protect her from annoyance or any
possible unpleasant occurrence. But
in spite of this precaution she never
considered such protection necessary;
she has many friends and relations in
and about Manila, and she has never
been apprehensive that they would annoy her in any vay.
Before the guards were removed
from their houses the women were
warned by the Provost-Marshal to be
most careful to observe a strict neutrality In word as well as In deed.
They were particularly cautioned
against talking with correspondents of
American newspapers, and It was made
plain to them that their present liberty
was dependent upon a close observance
of these warnings. They are afraid
the guards may b* sient back to their
door any day, and they are consequently most careful to respect the Provost-
Marshal's admonitions at all times.
"I think you Americans are at times
very clumsy deceivers," said Mrs.
Agulnaldo lately. 'I remember the officer who accompanied us down from
Talubln to VIgan���after we lost our
horses we had to continue our journey
carted In chairs by" Igorrote porters,
whom we paid (from our/own pockets.
The first night after our horses disappeared this officer said he would
write a letter to somebody and see lf
he could get them back.
"Later he showed me the note, written
on a page of his note-book, and then
sent it off by a native runner. The
next evening I saw him, again writing,
and soon he came [around to show me
what he said was a note he had received ln reply to fils of the night before, and which explained that nothing
had been seen of ihe missing animals.
But I could see that the second note
was In the same nand writ Ing and on
similar paper to the first; It was a
clumsy piece of jrlckery that would
not have deceived a child."
The editor of the Rossland "Miner"
and others amonfflt us, who take a
pessimistic view if the future of the
colored race and -would consequently
like to Impose large political disabilities
upon ilt, may wclljnote a record of the
progress of 'the negro under British
rufle In Jamaica, ap stated by Mr. William Thorp in a repent Issue of the Chicago "Record;"     ;
"The negroes of Jamaica," he says,
"have just finished celebrating the sixty-second anniversary of their release
from slavery by 'Missis Queen,' as they
call their Sovereign} Thanksgiving services and jubllatiol meetings have been
held. The blacks (have much to be
thankful for. Their progress in Jamaica since emancipation day has been
truly marvelous, and should command
the attention of all who are Interested
in the great problem of the future of
tne negro race.
The negro will not go under before
the march of civilization, like the Carlb,
the Kanaka and the red Indian and the
Australian Aborigine. He has too much
vitality and too groat a facility for adapting himself to new conditions to
succumb so easily. He thrives on civilization, and he must always be the
principal! denizen of the tropics. Observation and history combine to show
that 'white colonies cannot be permanently established there and maintain
their racial purity. The tropics can
only be civilised by olvlllslng the negro.
Before the negroes of this Colony
were emancipated they were undoubtedly In a most degraded condition���utterly Immoral, or, rather, unmoral, and
utterly Ignorant, Yet they had a better start than many others of their
race. Severe punishments were rare,
cruelty was sternly avenged by fine
and Imprisonment; the slave had rights
upon 'Which tlie slave-owner dared not
Looking over some old records, I find
that ln 1777 a white planter in Jamaica
was fined ��1,000 and sent to jail for a
year for cruelly beating two of his
slaves, and that In the previous year
another 'white planter in Grenada was
hanged for murdering his slave in a' fit
of passion. Such instances abound; the
law protected the negro slave as much
as his master.
At first there was much bitterness
between whites and blacks, Intensified
in 1865 by a savage riot at Morant Bay
whicli was more savagely repressed.
Out of evil came good. Great Britain's
attention was directed to the Island,
with the result that a thoroughly rotten oligarchy was replaced by a strong,
just andi beneficent progressive Gov
ernment. Under this Government the
rise of the negro in Jamaica has been
wonderfully rapid, considering his racial disabilities. The 'Colony boasts of
a larger body of peasant proprietors
than any other part of the West Indies.
They -are estimated to number between
80,000 and 100,000���one In seven of the
population. They are a very fine body
of men���Intelligent, industrious, sober,
lnderendent, loyal and law-abiding.
They believe firmly in education and religion, and their chief ambitions are to
become deacons of their churches and
send their children to good schools. Of
course, this Is the best type of negro;
there are other types less pleasant,
though by no means hopeless.
One might search the world over and
not find a more flaw-abiding country
than Jamaica, although the colonial
people outnumber the whites by forty
to one. A white woman could walk
alone from one end of Jamaica to the
other, certain of meeting with nothing
but the utmost respect and kindness!
from the negroes. Those crimes which
form the excuse for lynching in the
Southern States are absolutely unknown in Jamaica, and serious crimes
of any kind are very rare, though there
is 'a good deal of petty theft. In every
possible way the negro Is given a fair
chance in the struggle for life.
No artificial barriers are placed in
hia way. All the schools of the Colony, even those of the highest class,
are open to his sons andi daughters,
and there is a Government scholarship
which has enabled several negro lads
to obtain an English University educa^
The liberal professions are ooen to
the colored man as much a* to the
white, and many of the best doctors
and lawyers of the Colony belong to
the former category and enjoy excellent
practices. No hotel or boarding house
or bar or railway train or street car or
church or piuee of entertainment in
Jamaica excludes a man on account of
bis color, or indeed makes any distinction between black and white.
The same is the case in the Government of the country. Two members
of the Legislative Council are pure-
blooded negroes, and so are many magistrates and members of the Parochial
Councils, which deal with the local affairs of the several dl-trlcts of the island. It is possible for a negro or a
brown man to rise to the highest eminence 1n the British Empire. Sir Conrad Reeves, a mulatto, was knighted
by Her Majesty on hl3 appointment by
the Colonial Oflice as Chief Justice of
Barbadoes. He fills that office to the
complete satisfaction of all classes, and
by virtue of his position ranks in the
social world of Bridgetown only below
the Governor and the General Commanding the troops. The Queen has
also knighted a negro In the person of
the Mayor of Lagos, who Is declared
by all yv,ho have met him to be a statesman and a gentleman,
ning off the enemy by flight, and one
spectacular feature of the battle Is the
speed of the contestants, and the swift.
Irregular circles, arcs and curves
made through the air by the whirring
ball of feathers, as the contestants at
times seem to be. Never ceasing come-
the voice of crows and sparows, each
having a distinct war cry, differing in
marked manner from their familiar
voices, enough so to Immediately attract attention when the mingled cries
are heard by passers, used only to the
monotonous, fairly good-natured caw-
Ins of crows and the not unmusical
chirping of sparrows.
iHow the battle will eventually turn
out Is still in doubt. The crows, with
rare persistence, still visit their favorite haunts among the trees in the
grounds of the school, and as regularly
as they do they are attacked. Both
sides seem determined to win, but so
far as observers have noted the odds
In actual fighting belong to the sparrow. With the continued loss of their
feathers, there seems some probability
that in the near future a pair of bald
crows will be an unusual sight on
East North Avenue, but whether the
(black birds will continue the fight until
robbed of all their glossy plumage Is a
question. Certainly, In that plight they
would be terrible sufferers In subsequent battles with their sparrow adversaries.
The crows are believed to be the
same as a season ago took up quartern
on the steeple of Mount Vernon Place
(Methodist Episcopal church, and pre*
vious to that time occupied sumptuous
quarters on the roof of the Peabody
Institute. The crows are still s<;en
In that neighborhood occasionally,
though an unremitting warfare is
waged against them there by the sparrows. The crowd, upon taking up residence on Mou*V. Vernon church
steeple, vanquished a company of >��:g-
eons that for years had made free on
that vantage point, and their final banishment was due in turn to the superior fighting abilities of the sparrows.
Whether the war was begin by the
sparrows on their own account, and
on general principles, or whether they
are taking up t..? battle In the name
of the unwatilke pigeons, Is a mystery,
but certainly a state of unmistakable
war exists between the crow and the
sparrow forces, and It looks as If the
crows are to be unmercifully licked.���
Notice was received in the various:
camps that on suoh and such a morn-
ng every man In General  *s army
must change his shirt.
The Imperial Light Horse, who formed part of the command, had only one
shirt apiece, and that was on their
So a mes enger was despatched to
headquarters to explain.    But General
��� rose at once to the occasion.
'*My orders," he remarked grandly,
"are Imperative. If the men of the Imperial Light Horse have not got a second shirt let them change shirts with
each other."
The wide-spreading trees which ornament the grounds about the" Maryland Schools for the Blind, on East
North Avenue, Baltimore, have been
for a number of seasons the abiding
place for an Interesting family of
crows, and residents in that vicinity
have grown familiar with the dismal
cawing of these funeral birds. Their
various capers have long been a matter of neighborhood interest, and every
now and then a new story of some
quaint trick of the birds goes the
rounds. What has been a very happy
home, however, seems now on the
point of being robbed of alt its bliss
by a persistent warfare against the
birds of dark hue by some flocks of
English sparrows, which have also
made these trees their dwelling. The
determined fight being waged against
the poor crows has with other features
of their existence become a matter of
general comment among those who
have become Interested in the birds
and these are being treated to daily
spectacles of an intensely interesting
an�� at times pathetic nature.
A whirring of wings, accompanied
with the shrill cries of the sparrows,
and, rising above this, the alarmed
cawing of the crows, Indicates every
now and then that what muHt be a
trying ordeal for the crows Is on. This
Is a combined attack by these spiteful,
Ill-tempered and hard-flghtlng visitors from across the sea on the sedate
crow family, now consisting of two-
pater and mater crow���with small
prospects of an Increase In the family
If the anti-crow battles are continued
as persistently In the future as they
have been for the past week.
The pathetic feature is Introduced by
the sad inability of the crows to corneal with any success against their
fleet and determined adversaries. The
sparrows flutter in a crowd about each
of the crows, and one is frightened
away only to make room for another.
The little birds attack singly and in
pairs, seeming to take turns at giving
the common enemy vicious Jabs from
behind, from the fore, from overhead,
from underneath, until time and time
again it seems that the larger bird '
must be annihilated by the bombardment of teaks.
Round and round plunge the warring feathered hosts, and when In their
mad flight the flock comes near the
housetops, feathers can be seen flutt?r-
ing from crows and sparrows, and
blows are given and returned. The tactics of the sparows are a source of continual interest, and at every stage of
the battle there seems to be a well-
planned method In their assault. A
tiny bird Is ever ready to take advantage of every turn of the larger enemy,
and with the swift darts, the vicious
thrusts, they seemed designed by nature to be veritable prize-fighters of
the air. The fights throughout are
running ones. The crows seem to have
learned that their only chance is to
Rev. Dr. Frank Bristol, pastor of the*
Metropolitan Church. In Washington,
which is attended by President McKinley, tells a story which he heard
one evening while dining at the White
House. The party was talking about'
revivalists and revivals, and the case
of the well known character, Sam Jones--
of Georgia, was brought up.
The best characterization of Sam
Jones's preaching I ever heard," said
BI hop Chandler, "was that of a good
colored brother In Virginia. He had
just heard Jones preach and was describing it lo some of his fellows:
'Ji3t as long as Bre'r Jones sticks to
de scriptures,' said the colored man, 'he
ain't no better preacher than eny uv
de rest uv us. But when he cuts loose
from de scrlpters and Jlst lets 'er sail
den he's the doggondest preacher dat
ever pounded a pulpit.'"���Pittsburg
Washington, Aug. 31.���With the'announcement of the population of Detroit,
the Census Bureau has completed thu*
count of the inhabitants of the thirty
largest cities of the United States, showing a total of 13,243,615. Already over 30,-
000,000 have been counted, and Director
Alerrtam is certain that the entire population returns will be ready for Congress
when It meets in December. Enough has
been counted so far to give some idea of
the result of the Census. For some years
the opinion has been prevalent that the
Census of li)00 would show a total population of 75.000,000. The returns from the
thirty cities show an average Increase of
almost 30 per cent., which, if maintained
throughout tbe country, would mean that
the population Is in the neighborhood of
80,000,000. But it Is characteristic of all
countries that the towns grow faster than
the country districts, and the larger the
city the more rapidly It grows.
Greater New York 3,437,262
Chicago 1.69S.57&
Philadelphia 1,293,097
St.   Louis     575,238
BCSton     560,891
Baltimore     608,957
Cleveland     391,701*'
Buffalo     352,218
San Francisco *     348.782
Cincinnati         336,902:
PltlSburg     331,616:
New Orleans        3S7.UM
Detroit     285,704
Milwaukee     2SG.31K:
Washington     278,718.
Newark     346,070>
Jersey City     206,433:
Louisville     204,731
Minneapolis        202,718:
Providence     176,697*
Indianapolis     1(19,164"
Kansas City     lOa.TBIr
St.  Paul      1G3,63��
Rochester ,   ..    162,4%
Denver    133,85*
Toledo     131,822
Allegheny    129.31W
Columbus 12G.f,fi��
Omaha     102,f>tT��
Total 18,243,tas
Rossland, Sept. 1.���The output for the
week, which ended to-night, is not as
large as for the preceding week. The
."Le Roi sent 4,651 tons, the Le Roi No.
2, 255 tens, and the Giant 45 tons, or a
total of 4,951 tons. The decrease was
due to several causes. There was a
������slight breakage on the morning of the
29th ultimo, which caused a delay on
the gravity tramway. In addition to
this, the smelter yard at Northport Ib
��� crammed to the point of inconvenience,
so that at present it is not desirable to
shin more than the smelter can well
handle. Tne Centre Star, on Tuesday,
will commence shipping to Trail. The
shiprr-ents will be at the rate of 300 tons
.per day at first. The Giant resumed
shipping this week, 'from, the upper
ledge, and It Is anticipated! that the
shipments will be kept up indefinitely.
In connecting the workings at the
new shaft to those of the old at the
200-foot level, on the Nickel Plate, a
fine body of ore was encountered in the
crosscut, some two weeks since. This
has since been proven ln two places,
in the second of which a stope has been
���commenced, which is 28 feet wide, and
���ot a good shipping value, clear across
Us width. This lies about 200 feet
;south of the main zone of the mine, and
is practically a new body of ore/which,
it is thought, will prove equal In extent
to that of the old. This makes the
third vein of pay ore found in the
Development work will shortly be
resumed at the 200-foot level of the
.'Snowshoe mine. The new boiler will
make available more power for pumping and hoisting, so that work may
���now be done in the crosscuts from the
main shaft without interfering with
the supply of compressed air for running the machine drills, of which there
are now four or five In the mine.
With work being pushed at the 200-
foot level and as well In the railway
tunnel now being run Into the hill
near the southern boundary of the
���claim, the Snowshoe should from this
-on make an Increasingly good showing.
The two 80-horse-power horizontal
return tubular boilers and the 9x12
���hoisting engine lately received at the
Knob Hill mine, are now being placed
In position in the commodious frame
.building erected some time since near
the entrance to the main tunnel. The
10-drill air compressor for this mine
did not come in with the remainder of
the plant, but its arrival Is looked for
daily. After this new plant shall have
been put Into running order the development of the Knob Hill and the
adjoining Grey Eagle will be actively
The old shaft house over the Old
Ironsides No. 1 shaft has been demolished, and a new building 28x50 erected In its place. The old hoisting engine has been removed and a new 9x12
hoist, similar to that obtained for the
Knob Hill, substituted for It. A safety platform cage has been put in this
shaft, thereby facilitating the work
of hoisting rock. The big hoist at the
No. 2 shaft Is to be placed on a more
solid foundation than that It now
stands on. A new building Is to be
���erected alongside the present one, and
in this the hoist will be set on a bed
���of rock. Below ground the big stopee
In the Victoria are opening out well,
yielding large quantities of freely-
mine rail zed ore. The ore bins are
being kept full, the dally output easily
keeping up to shipments to the smelter. The business block situate opposite to the Old Ironsides Hotel, and
now being erected for Messrs. Jay P.
Graves and W. Yolen Williams, is
well on towards completion. The mine
offices of the Old Ironsides and Knob
Hill will be removed to this building
as soon as can be. Altogether there
is a general air of activity about these
mines, which It Is believed have now
fairly entered upon a prosperous and
profitable career.
On Thursday, 23rd ult., the Directors
���'of the Boundary Creek Mining & Milling Company met in the Company's office, Greenwood. Mr. Hector McRae,
of Rossland, representative In this
Province of the London & Canadian
Syndicate, also attended, and Informed
the Directors that a meeting of the
Syndicate had been called for that
day In London, England, to consider a
proposal to sell 7,000 of the Syndicate's
��1 preference shares, the proceeds to
be applied chiefly to the further development of the claims of the Boundary Creek Mining Company, near
Greenwood. It was also proposed to
endeavor to sell some of McDonnell
Ranch, situate about a mile north of
Greenwood, for residence or garden
purposes, so as to the amount
to be available for mining work on
the claims. Mr. McRae promised to in
form the Directors of the result of the
London meeting Immediately after re
���celpt by him of advices from England.
The sale of the Company's diamond
drill was authorized, and Mr. McRae
was requested to find a purchaser. It
was mentioned at the meeting that th<
London & Canada Syndicate had to
date taken up under its option on
the balance of the Company's treasury
stock, 275,000 shares. Besides these-
the Syndicate had acquired at least
400,000 shares from other holders, so
that Its Interest in the Company has
fceen increased to more than one-tlhird
of the 1,500,000 shares which comprise
the whole of the stock. It was also
stated that the net proceeds of the two
eutioads of ore sent to Trail were $3,-
759.39, and that this money had already
been expended. It was decided to hold
another meeting of Directors as soon
-after receipt by Mr. (McRae of advices
from London as shall be practicable.
The following are the quotations by
the last mall for (British Columbia
mining shares on the London stock
Atlin Lake, 1 and 1-8-1 and 1-4.
Bosun (10s. paid) 1-2���3-4 pm.
British America 14s.���14s.    6d.
British Colonial Development,* 1 and
3-S���1 and 5-8.
Dominion Mining Dev. 3-8���6-8.
Duncan, 3-8���5-8.
Enterprise, 15-16���1 and 1-16.
Hall Mines. Is. 6d.���2s. 6d.
Klondyke Bonanza 6-8���7-8.
Klondyke Consols, 1 and 1-16���1 and 3-10.
Klondyke Corporation, 3s. M.���4s.
Kootenay, 3-8���1-2 pm.
Le Roi,* 6 and 5-16-6  and  7-16.
Le Hoi No. 2, 16 and 3-4-17 and 1-4.
L. & B.'C. Goldflelds 1 und 5-16-1 and
McDonald Bonanza, 3-8���5-8.
New Goldflelds of B. C. 15-16-1 1-16.
N.  W.  Syn. 1 and 1-S-l and 1-4.
North Exploration of B. C. 2* and 3-4���3
and 1*4.
Do. Pref. 1 and 1-18-1 and 1-16.
Queen Bess Prop. 3-8���6-8.
Rossland Great Western 3-4���7-8 pm.
Velvet, 3-4-7-8.
Whitewater, 1-2���3-4.
Ymir,* 1 and 5-8-1 and 3-4.
Those marked with an asterisk pay
The Canadian Rand Drill Company
has sold to the Yellow Jacket mine
on Champion Creek, near Ymir, a ten-
stamp quartz mill, a steam plant, and
a sawmill. This property is owned by
Mr. Louis Wills, a wealthy manufacturer of Syracuse, New York, and is
under the management of Mr, T.
James, of Rossland. There Is said to
be ore enough In sight In the mine to
pay for the plant which has been ordered, and to leave a profit besides.
The Mount Sicker Mining Company
has purchased the sawmill which has
been owned and operated by Mr.
Thomas Lloyd, of Westholm. It will
be used: by the Company to supply
lumber for Its mine.
The new ore crusher for the Le Roi
mine, ordered from Messrs. Fraser &
Chalmers, of Chicago, has arrived at
Rossland, and Is lying at the Red
Mountain Depot. This will be erected
at the back of the big hoist, and will
be used for the purpose of crushing
the coarser ore as It comes up out of
the mine before going to the travelling
sorting belt. It is stated to be one of
the biggest of its kind In the Dominion
of Canada.
Greenwood, Sept. 1.���Developments
at the 300-foot level of the Mother Lode
mine, near Greenwood, continue to be
very satisfactory. The north drift at
about 200 feet, from the main shaft,
Is In ore. No. 1 crosscut, distant 100
feet from the shaft, from this drift
has passed through 20 feet of good copper ore and the face of No. 2 north
is also in nice ore. No. 1 south, both
east and west from the south drift, Is
partly in ore, whilst No. 2, at 100 feet,
south of the shaft, also has a full
face of ore.
Preparations are in progress for
shipping the dump of the Centre Star
mine by night as well as day. The
big derrick has caused' more trouble
than was anticipated In its erection,
tut It is now ready for service- Electric lights have been strung along the
top of the shipping dump, so that the
workmen will be able to labor by night
as well as by day.
Now that the work on the hoist and
the compreFsor at this mine has been
practicaly finished, the Management Is
about to erect a more commodious tim
ber framing shop, which will be fitted
with some of the most modern im
provements for exi>editing work and
saving labor. Th** old building which
has done such good service, Is now be
Ing moved further east, to allow of the
new shop being built near to the collar
of the shaft, so that the sets of tim
ber required for the stopes can be
brought to the mouth of the shaft with
the least possible expenditure of time
and labor.
Rossland', Sept. 4.���After a shut
down of nearly seven months, the
Centre Star to-day resumed shipping.
Three hundred and sixty tons of ore
were loaded at the bins, and shipped
to Trail this evening- The bins ate
full and there are 8,000 tons of ore
In the dump. The shipments are to
be continuous.
The :mmlnence of the early resumption of the litigation between the Iron Mask and Centre Star
Mining Companies, is causing a con^
slderable quantity of work to be un
dertaken on both mines about thp dis.
puted outcrop on the surface near the
side lines of the properties. Besides
the small army of men working In the
lowels of the earth In both the Centre
Star and the Iron Mask, who have
been actively engaged In both properties since the early Surnmer, there Is
a gang of men on the surface stripping
the ledge on either side. The whole
hillside at this point, which Is Just be
yond the big trestle, Is alive with
workmen making bare the vein.
The gold commissioners are sending
out letters to managers of mtnjng companies asking for any suggestions In
regard to the formulation of a code
of uniform signals which It Is proposed to authorize at the next session
of the Legislature. Accompanying
each letter Is a copy of a code now In
use In Montana, and which la said to
have given general satisfaction ln
Owing to the vast accumulations of
ore in the Northport Smelter yard and
the building operations in progress
there, It has been found necessary to
stop shipping from the Le Roi for a
short time, In order that the furnaces
ln Northport now In operation, which
are not capable of handling more than
750 tons of ore dally, may have an. opportunity of catching up somewhat
with the output.
Active operations are again being \
commenced at the Molly Gibson mine
under the direction of Superintendent
Norman Carmlchael. The first two
cars of the tramway outfit were shipped from Lanark on the main line last
At the present time 20 men are employed on the property. Most of these >
are tramway men and tha balance are
miners working on a new tunnel which
has been planned to ensscut the vein
at the 500-foot level. This will make
the fifth tunnel in the mine.
The tramway Is to be completed hy
October 15th, and1 the property will
then commence regular shipments.
The Management figures on shipping
S00 tons per month, and to accomp'ish
this will have about 75 men at work
.'- mill site ha�� been cleared nt the
mine, and application made for a
grant. The Company will build a mill
next Spring, and this will materially
increase the output. At the present
time the dumps contain 150 tons of
shipping ore In sacks, and 3,000 tons
of concentrating ore. If the shipment of 50 tons of ore per month Is
maintained the Company will have
20,000 tons of concentrating ore ready
for treatment when Its mill is erected.
The wagon road to the Molly Gibson is in splendid condition, and the
teams have been making round trips
dally for some time.
The following are the shipments from
Vancouver Island for the month ending August 31st, 1900:
Date   Vessel.    Destination. Tons.
1���Titanla,   'Frisco r.,S47
4���Robt.  Adamson,  'Frisco 4,435
5-Vlgllant,  Seattle     H
7���Mlncola,  Port   Los Angeles    3,424
10���San   Mateo,   San   Francisco    4,416
13���Wanderer, Port Townsend     51
1',���Titonis, San Francisco 5,842
16���Ruth, Seattle     22
20���MIneola, San Francisco  3,380
22���New England, Alaska     20
22���Vigilant, Seattle     12
22���San Mateo, San Francisco   434
2S���Tltanta, 'Frisco 5,816
31���Minrola, San Francfsoo :;,4o0
Total 41,070
Dote,   Vessel,    Destination. Tons.
1-Sp.  Hccia, st- Michaels 2,308
1���Sir. Cottage City, Ketchikan     90
1���Bristol,   San   Francisco 2,200
,'J���SS. DIrlgo, Port Townsend   226
tf���SS.  Siam,  'Frisco 4,200
. 128
. 170
-Barge Gllley, No. 1, IJIalne
7-Barge Ajax, Seattle	
!)���Barge Colorado,  Juneau..  ..
13-SS. Warfleld,  'FriBco ..   ..
lWSS.  Victoria, 'Frisco	
20���SS.  Czarina, Oakland 1,135
20-SS. Umatilla, Seattle    S05
2c���&S.   Wellington,   'Frisco 2.2S1
���SS. AI-K1, Comox    47
24-SS. City of Pnobla, Seattle    586
24-SS.   Warfleld,  'Frisco 4,329
21���Sir. Selkirk, Anacortes	
27-9ir. DIrlgo, Port Townsend.^ .. ..  180
���Str.   Wanderer,   Vancouver..'..   ..    54
CO���Sp. Fort George, Honolulu	
Date. Vessel.    Destination .            Tons.
i>-SS.  Wellington,  'Frisco 1.400
9-9S, Cuteh, Skagway     15
9-SS.  Bertha, Srattle 407
fl���SS. Parallon, Skagvay    171
ft���SS.  Selkirk,  Fulrluven 170
15���SS.  Hero.  Dutch  Harbor 5,4o0
15��� Brg,  Shirley,  Port Townsend   ....  40tf
15���SS, pioneer, port Townsend    tin
15-SS. Estella, Chilcoo       (!
15���SS. New England, /laska     81
2;t���SS. Excelsior, Seatiie IM
29-SS. Farallon. Seattle  100
20-SS.  Valencia. Cape Nome SHO
29���SS.  Bristol, 'Frisco 2,600
29-SS. Al-Kl, Ketchlkin   200
29���Sp. Glory  of  the  i"eas,   'Frisco  3,400
20���88. Sea Lion, Port Townsend
29-SS.   Wellington,   'Frisco    2,560
A new arrangement has been made
at the Le Ro| mine which Is greatly
facilitating the output coming from
the second-class dump at that mine.
All of this dump Is lielng shipped to
the Trail Smelter at the rate of about
V10 tons a day. It must be remembered that while the major portion of
this dump, which contains over 100,-
000 tonsi of ore, is ly ng on the slope
of the hill below tlie level of the
Canadian Pacific Railway track, there
Is a large proportion of it whioh being
the crown of the dump and which was
dumped from the ore chute above, lies
at a greater height than the track
level. The latter portion Is of inferior
ore to that which ties below, from the
simple reason that of late a lower
grade of ore has paid to ship, whereas
before the advent 'f the railways
much ore of good grade had to be
thrown on the dump for lack of,cheap
transport rates. The most of this, of
course, is lying at the bottom of the
By the arrangement now being carried on at the Le Roi. both the upper
and tha lower portions of the dump
ore being shipped simultaneously. The
upper portion Is got at by means of
an extension of the track on the dump,
whence the ore Is shovelled into the
can*. The lower portion is reached
by means of a hoist, which lowers a
bucket into an excavation In the dump,
which Is filled with ore and then raised
and tipped Into an ore bunker, whence
It Is drawn off Into other cars standing below. The bunker Is also connected with the main hoist by mean*
of a tramway, so that second-class
ore freshly brought out of the workings can be tipped into it lf desired,
Instead of going down the gravity
tramway Into the Northport cars. In
this manner there are two cars leaving
each day for Trail with 60 tons of low
grade ore und two other cars loaded
from the lower portions of the dump,
which are of a comparatively higher
grade, the whole shipment of 120 tons
forming a fairly average ore. The
dump will yield a profit. It la thought,
of $5JM>,000 to the Le Roi Company,
East Kootenay fas rapidly coming to
the front as one of the producing mineral districts of the Province, The
shipments of concentrates by the St.
Eugene Consolidated Mining Company
for t'he month of August amounted
to 1.900 tona This is not quite up to
the July shipments, the cause being
the lack of water with which to run
tbe concentrator, it being run at only
half its full capacity for a good portion of the time. The concentrates
are still being shipped to Autofagasta,
Chile, to Guggenheim Brothers. Witb
the aid of the present heavy showers,
It Is expected the mill can soon again
Le run at its full capacity- The new
flume will be finished about September
20th, at whioh time there will be an
ample supply of water for all purposes.
It  Is  reported that Chicago  capital
has been secured for the development
of  the  American   Boy  mine  on  Noble
Five Mountain, In the Slocan district.
"The Mansfield Gold Mines of British
Columbia, Limited," is the name of a
Company organized In England by Mr.
Mansfield for mining operations in the
Slocan and' other districts In West
Kootenay. The sum of $150,000 has
been subscribed, and work will be commenced at once un claims on White
Grouse Creek.
The owners of the Woodchuck olalm
on  Bridge River,  in. the Lillooet district, cleaned up $800 as the result of
a seven days' run with an arrastra.
The recent shipment of almost 20 tons
of Triune ore netted the lessees $5,876.84,
or about $268.84 per ton. The silver
value per ton was $249.26 silver. $11.88
gold, and $29.49 lead, or an aggregate
jjross value of $290.66- Freight and
treatment from t'he mine to the smelter amounted to $47 per ton. It will
cost at least $12 per ton to mine It, so
that deducting this amount and the
freight from the grosa returns per ton,
it will leave a profit of about $231.66
ner ton, or $4,633.20 on the entire shipment.
The concentrator at the Ivanhoe
mine, near Sandon, will be ready to
commence operations about September
20th. Its capacity will be 150 tons per
day. and there Is enough rich ore now
in sight to keep the concentrator busy
for three years. The Minnesota Silver
Company owns the property. The
shipments already made produced an
average of 120 ounces of silver to the
Mr. G. S. Waterlow, of London, the
Chairman of the Rossland & Slocan
Syndicate, Limited1, who is now in
British Columbia, was asked by a reporter of a Rossland newspaper as to
the outlook for British Columbia mines
In London, and said: "Much more is
known In London of British Columbia
mines than was the case when 1 was
here In 1898. A few brokers on the
Stock Exchange, who have taken an
interest In British Columbia have made
a market In some of the British Columbia shares. The market is, however, a Very limited one at present,
and, owing to the war in the Transvaal, and the trouble with China, it
has received somewhat of a setback,
but a very large number of substantial people in the City of London and
throughout the United Kingdom are
beginning to look this way. In order
to help forward British Columbia mining proposals In London, It is most
Important that people should not take
over claims and prospects, and represent them a��* mines. This has beyn
done to some extent In the past, and
has hurt-British Columbia. It is much
better to take proved mines to London.
If this is done it will not be difficult
to obtain the necessary capital for
their development, and the results,
from what I see of the mineral wealth
of this country, will, I feel assured, be
such as to encourage others to put
capita] Into similar enterprises. The
large number of million-dollar companies formed In this country, the dollar shares in which have been sold
In the Mother Country, and In many
cases at a purely nominal quotation of
two or three cents, have done a great
deal to discredit British Columbia enterprises In the United Kingdom. This
system of working companies is not
understood In England. To me. it
seerrwi as a rule that the capital is too
large In the local companies."
Halifax, N. S., Aug- 31.���Papers
transferring the property of the General Mining Association, Cape Breton,
to the Nova Scotia Steel Company,
were yesterday Anally executed. The
cash consideration for the Q, M. A.
properties was $1,500,000. The properties include not merely the G. M. A.
coal areas, but the mine equipments',
real estate, buildings, machinery, etc.
Thy mining areas cover 21 square
miles. The real estate, apart from the
mining areas, amounts to nearly 8,000
acres, and Includes 109 different properties.
The cash to pay for the property was
sent to London through one of the
banks some time ago, and yesterday a
cable message was forwarded directing
the payment of the money.
The erection of coke ovens nt Sydney
mines by the Nova Scotia Steel Company has been commenced.
crybody was rushing to the scene, and*,
seeing It was going to be a big one.
we ran also.
It was the large B. A. C. building,
on the southwest corner of Flrstt Street
and Rant Avenue. The fire was already beyond control, and In a few
seconds the premises were a maw of
roaring flames, and being one of thi?
highest buildings in town, the prospects were serious.
To prevent the (lames leaping the
Street seemed tht- only hope. So, Iwl
by Atlin's strong man, Jack Kirkland.
the bucket brigade was formed, anut
before many minutes bucket after bucket of water was thrown on the hot
roof of J. H. Rose's large log store.
But the flames were getting overpow-
eringly hot. fanned by a ��tr<mg southerly breeze, which drove the flames and
burning brands over the street, scorching th* log sides of the opposite buildings. It was of no avail, und after *
gallant attempt, we found it useless
to save the block. Meanwhile the O.
K. Restaurant on the east side of Front
Street, had caught, and the flames, intoxicated by success, leapt onwards,
driving us inch by Inch down the
street. Nickei-son's grocery store was
next to catch, and now came the
greatest fight of all. Both sides of
First Street were a mass of flames,
the buildings, crackling dry, burning;
like match boxes. On the easH side
the Rank of Halifax was threatened,
the flames being only 40 feet away; on
tbe west side the Olympic Hotel; lose
either, and  the town  was lost.
HaU-a-dozen of us manned the roof
of the Olympic, and another gam? operated on the roof of the Bank of Hall-
fax assay office, and. fed by a steady
stream of water buckets, handled by
a hundred willing hands, dared the
flames advance. Beds were stripped of
their blankets, which were saturated*
In water and hung over the sides of
the buildings and spread upon tbe
roofs- Not a blanket was left upon
the beds uf the officials of the Bank of
'Bravely the flames were fought; at
times the heat was Intense; great
sheets of flames swept the intervening
spaces and licked up the water poured
on the buildings���wo hot Indeed that
great brown streaks and holes In the
many blankets remain as reminiscences of Atlin's Are.
At last the heat began to abate.
Hope beat In our breasts; the worst
was over. Gradually as the timber*
were consumed, the fires died down,
end after two hours' unceasing labor,
victory was ours, and the citizens ha*
the satisfaction nf knowing that the
main portion of the town was saved*
by the hard work, persistence and endurance of the people.
���All lent p. hand���the Gold Commissioner with bucket In hand and inspiring word; the parsons, who left their
pulpks to fight the fiery flames; magistrates, lawyers, engineers; men of all
classes, races and languages, worked
shoulder to shoulder Imbued with one
purpose���to save the town. When the
file was at Its height the wind carried
the sparks and ignited paper in many
directions, and it was owlngx to the;
timely presence of some patrolling citizens that fires in a dozen parts of the
town  were extinguished
The principal losers were the At lire
Lake Syndicate, late purchasers of the
B. A. C. Hotel, which is believed tn
have been partly covered by insurance;
J. St- Clair Blackett, who had a quantity of goods stored In the B. A. C.
warehouse. J. H. Rose was a great
loser, his handsome log store and
dwelling house with all personal effects*
being destroyed. W. Broder, who had*
but lately purchased the O. K. Restaurant, and stocked It for Winter,
lost all. Mr. Nlckerson'fi store, well
stocked with a full line of groceries,
was a total loss. Anderson lost hi*?-
Pioneer barber shop���the above all a
total loss, and many small cabins and
tents, made a heavy list for a two-
hours' fire In our Northern home.
Atlin Lake was very near the scene
of the catastrophe, and Its resource*
must have been severely faxed. Tn
fact, we shall not be surprised to hear
rumors of low water in the Yukon in
a few days! The origin of the conflagration is still uncertain; It seems,
however, established that the fire started from ashes thrown from the stove
from a tent at the rear of the B. A. C
establlshment; while others hint at
spontaneous combustion from a number of oily rags thrown out from a
hign painter's1; but these are only
guesses, and may hoth be incorrect.
An Bye-Witness Tells the Story of the
Fight With the Flames.
Atlin, Aug. 27.���Atlin had its baptism
of tire last night (Sunday), which, but
for the united' efforts of the citizens,
would have swept the town from one
end to the other; as It was, a great deal
of damage was done.
We were sitting in our little shack,
polishing off supper, when we heard
the cry of "Fire!" Jumping up, we
ran to the cower of Discovery and
First Streets, and saw the bright glare ;
at the south end of First Street.    Ev-
Customs House and Inland Revenue
Returns Increase.
The inland Revenue returns for ihe Vancouver division for the month of August.
1900, show an Increase of J7.064.iiit over tim
corresponding returns of 1889. The Increase.
is chiefly jn spirits, which are owr He.-
000 In excels of the amount against that
ci mmodtty for August 1899. The detailed
figmvs arc as follows:
Spirits S2U.W4 32
Malt    .1.0SOM
Tobacco    8,1*48 Ml
Raw leaf, ditto       4Si�� lft
Cigars,   i-x-warehouse       144 0ft
Cigars,  cx-factory   1,500 lift
Licences        76 OU
Total |CKi.38012
Tola], August, IS}* 2S,:na41
Increase,   August,  lflOO I 7,064. ST
also make a good showing  being as follows:
Imports   free 121,706 0*
Imports,  dutiable 31,496 0*
Total   9233.172 0*
Duty collected 192,186 Gl
Other revenue   IJDX
Total ��M,K0M
Five of America's kings���Jn-king. wno-
king,   drin-klng.   thinking   ami   tnt-kinR.
Tell your secret to your servant and yon
promote him to the position of master.
The way to rid a troc of its bark is to>
skin It. This is also applicable to dogs. ON THE WING ITEMS
Yale-Caribon-Kootenay wants a
Labor candidate! in tlio field at once.
And the noinim o would bo elected
bands down.   Now for a Labor conven-
Koss Chesnut and W. Letts aro
in tho Cariboo creek country.
L.  Didishoim   of  the   Silvor   Cup, I ���	
arrived in town on Monday's stage. * When in Trout Lako City register
Supplies  for  the  winter aro being I <"  ��>e  Queen's,   best service in tho
packed ovor to the Old Gold camp.
Messrs. Batho & Co. intend tohandlo
fruits for the balance of the season.
.Tamos Brown went out on Monday to
attend tho Winnipeg Industrial exhibition.
A. H. Holdioh, tho Nettio L. assayer
from Revelstoko, was up to tho mino
on Friday.
James Currio and James Mesloy aro
representing several claims on the
Abbott group.
A millionaire ex-printer has been
discovered in the Boundary district.
There is Btill hope.
The lumber for the Triune cabins
waB packed up the hill on Monday and
yesterday by S. Daney.
W. A. Edgo and party returned on
Sunday from Hall creek, .where they
have been doing somo work.
Hewitt Bostock, M. P., haa made an
assignment. It is said his estato will
pay ovor 100 conts on the dollar.
J. Q. McKinnon paid tho J. C. group
and surrounding claims a three days'
visit last week, returning homo Saturday evening.
A woman was asked in Winnipeg
police court, "Are you a widow ?" "A
good deal worse," was the reply. "I
have a husband and have to support
Messrs. Wilson & McCaffary are the
new owners of the Albertan (Calgary,)
C. A. Halpin apparently having tired
of singing praises to the Laurior administration.
The Eagle understands that a
policeman will shortly bo appointed to
look after Ferguson and Trout Lake
booze artists. He should be stationed
In Ferguson.
The conversion of the present trail
into a wagon road, will, it Is expected,
be made from the head of navigation
on Duncan river to the month of Hall
creek next sen son.
Carpenter work on the addition to
the Ferguson hotel has commenced,
the cellar being completed, the gravel
from which makes quite an improvement to the street around there.
An Oklhoma girl who advertised for
a husband, got him. The total ex-
ponso for advertising and wedding outfit wa^ $11, and within a year the husband died, leaving a life insurance of
$3,000. And some people claim that
advertising does not pay.
Manager W. B. Pool, and W. F,
Cochrane a large shareholder ih tbe
Great Western Mines, Limited, were
up at the Nettio L. hist Friday and
Saturday. Mr. Cochrano predicts
many changes for the better in tho
Lardoau before another year elapses.
About two miles up tho main Dun-
cun an immense log has been lodged
high and dry across the stream by the
recent high water. This will benefit
many prospectors over that way and
the snow this winter will not be so apt
to break it down as the bridges elsewhere.
As will bo seen by an advt. in
anothor fcolumn the Liberal-Conservatives of this riding will convene in
Rovelstokc on Saturday next to
nominate a candidato to contest in tho
forthcoming general elections "in the
interests of tho Liberal-Conservative
Tho road gang of ten mon, under
Hugh Gillis, aro making good progress
with the trail up tho Duncan rivor
valley. They will soon be up to tho littlo
west fork, and it is altogether likely
Mr. Westfall 'will arrange with his
c mipanios and the government to continue the good work up to tho Old
Gold camp.
W. A. Galllbor, a lawyer of Nelson,
was the choice of tho Liberal convention at Revelstoke last Wednesday.
Of him the Kootenay Mail says: The
candidato choBon is big in stature,
broad in his views, a resident of tho
district who knows its requirements,
ono whose friends are by no means
confined to his own party.
The Trail Smelter is to have a second
copper furnace start up ln a few  days
:"��� lit is to be kept  in   constant oper-
r.t'on,    The Contre Star Is to  furnish I
���'to smelter 300 tODB  of  ore  per  day.
Tho, .shipments commenced on tho   4th I
Instant,     The  lend   furnaces are still I
r.mnlnjj.    The  Intention  is to put in |
i   o load furnaces and  one  large   cop-,
],���!���  furnace.       This   will   give, the'
raiolter three copper and  throe lead
f -maces.    The present capacity of the
smelter will be doubled.
j tion.
T.A. Wilson, M.D., CM.
L. K. c. 1'. it S.   [Queen's University.!
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
* Perfect printing punctually performed pleases particular people. Is
the Eagle doing your printing? If
not, we're both tho losers.
Will be held In the
In the Conservative committee rooms,
Oddfellow's Hall, commencing at 10
a, tn. on
lor tlio purpose of nominating a Candidate to contest Vale-Cariboo electoral district in the coining general
Dominion election.
One delegate to every 20 or fraction
of 20 members of an association.
Voting In person or by proxy.
Signed :   K. F. GREEN, M.P.P.
Vice-l'residont for Yale-Carihoo
Libernl-Cfiii^ervative Union of B. C.
President Uljcral-Consorvativri
Association, llevelntoke, B.C.
.Secretary Liberal-Conservative
Association, Kevelstoke, B.C.
J. B. Cressman
The Leading House
in the West
for ... .
Models of beauty
You enn not duplicate our
Tailored effects in KEAl'iY-
MADE GARMENTS, ii you paid
twice the f.raount tlie clothier
nsks. It's "in the system," nnd
it shows. Our Otpthes show tho
elcgahoo, the time and euro
required to produce Beautiful
Jlodcls in clotlies or sculpture.
You'll look well dressed in our
garments. When In Kevelstoke
drop in and see our up-to-date
J. 13. Cressman
This is where your
advt. should be now.
and Freighting
Business For Sate
Three stages und ten head of horses,
with mail contract in connection.
Fifteen head of saddle horses with
Twenty head of freight horses with
five freight wagons: ore sleighs
and all necessary rigging, extra
stables at Thomson's Landing,
Trout Lake City and Ferguson.
will sell any pur! of tho abovo to suit purchaser.
For particulars, write
Craig * Hillman,
Ferguson, B. C.
Harvey, McCarter # Pinkham
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.
Geo. 8. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A. M. Pinkham.
White, Gwillim �� Scott,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A.H. Holdich, M.C.M.I.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Services in school house ovcry
Sunday at 3 p.m.   Sunday BChoolat2 n.m.
Trout Lalte City : Services in Forrester's
hall every Sunday tit 7:80 p.m. Sunday
school at'.!:30p.m.
REV. S. j*. GREEN, Pastor.
S, Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
M"***A11 kinds of Photographic work done.
Mining properties a specialty. Local views for
sale.   Call at office to see samples.
Ferguson Shaving
Wm. Schncll,
All liranehes of the tonsoritil art executed with
ambldexterlous dexterity.
Boot and Shoe Maker
Miners' Shoes a Specialty.
Trout Lake and Ferguson.
A Reliable
Is a Jewel.
If your watch is out- of order, needs
cleaning or regulating bring it to mo
at once and I'll guarantee its repair.
My shop is in tho EAGLE bldg.
S. F. W. Gainer.
General Blacksmithing
and Repair Work	
Promptly attended to at moderate rates.
Horse shooing a specialty.
Imperial Bank
��h��..of Canada.
CAPITAL PAID UP . . ��2,4S8,M1.00.
REST   .     tl,700,000.00. ~;
General Banking business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits in Savings
Department at current rates.
A. R. bThEARN,
: FIELD <$��� BEWS,
���   Druggists
Chemists      ��
If you need anything in
Send to the
The Only Way
To IntclllKentlv Judge the future Is to
judge hy the past. Treacher and politician, professor und scientist, all agree
on that point. The only way to measure
a merchant tailor's ability and Integrity
la by what his customers do and what
they say. Tho gentleman who has never
purchased clothes of me can judge by
asking the opinion of a long line of
patrons. He can further Judge by the
inct that this lon;; line of patrons keeps
coming back fur more clothes. My
tailoring reputation iu tbe past has been
food.    My constant endeavor is to make
t better. .
R, S, Wilson, RevelstoJceA
You can easily understand
why so many people in this
district patronize
Lardeau's Leading Store
They get proper goods, proper
prices and proper treatment,
consequently they stick to us.
We can take similar care of you.
Best and Biggest Stock of General Merchandise in the Lardeau.
Special line of Gents' Furnishings and Boots and Shoes just opened.
Mon & Sutherland.
Post Office Store
Ferguson, B. C.
f^   Miners' Supplies
We have just placed in our ware room a largo stock of choieo
fresh Groceries. Also a big addition to'our well assorted stock
of Boots and Shoes, 'Clothing, Crockery, Miners' Supplies, Etc.
Special quotations to cash purchasers. Goods carefully packed
for pack horse outfits.    Close cash prices.
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
An Immense Stock of Fall Goods
Just Received at the ���^
Send for Prices, samples and particulars
... Bourne Bros.
C. B. Hume & Co.,
Wholesale and Ketail
��,@   General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay.
Branch at
Trout Lake City.
Imperial Brewing Co., Limited.
Manufacturers of Lager Beer, f orter and all Kinds of aerated waters.
���    Satisfaction guaranteed. Tj   >"P   TT7   "[)-���.���__
J    All orders by mail or E<.   1.   W.  TearSe,
j   otherwise promptly attended to. manager.
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