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LARDEAU EAGLE
VOL. II. NO. yf.qO FERGUSON, BMTIsi COLUMBIA. SEPTEMBER
5, 1900.
82.00 A YEAR.
TRIUNE'S ORE OUTPUT
Estimated at  $60,000 Gross For This Season With a Prospect of
More Than Double That Amount Next.
DIFFICULTIES il MINING NEWSPAPER HAS TO CONTEND WITH
Too Many Property Owners Exaggerate Their Reports, Which Oft
Times Does More Harm Than Good.���Less Money Expended For
Whiskey and More in Printer's Ink Would Largely Benefit the
Distriot and Aid in Securing More .Reliable News and Increase
the Publicity in the Outside World.���Mining and Other Items.
but after taking into consideration the
difficulties under which  we labor, the
H. JAOKSON HEARD FROM.
Work on tho Triune is progressing
favorably.  The trail is being repaired
' and put into shape for rawhiding from
tbe timber belt as soon as snow flies.
The Ferguson brothers are cutting
lumber to the proper lengths���to save
poundage���for a cabin, which will be
hauled to Ten-Mile and packed from
there to the mine. When built
supplies will be got in and everything
made ready' for an early start next
spring, when they will continue to
develop and take out ore. While the
owners havo been offered $100,000 spot
cash or $60,000 down on a $200,000 bond
~ for this wonderful property, they con
sider the money is better invested
right now than if they had to re-invest.
They have that much worth of ore in
sight and if there is anything more
going they may as well bave it. The
lessees feel confident that their output
before another six weeks will be ISO
tons. This will be packed down to the
timber line and left until the rawhiding season sets In. The gross value of
this alone will amount to over $50,000,
so that as a property which was
unknown, unfound and unworked less
than a year ago the Triune is making
a good shewing. It will bo one of tho
Lardeau's best advertisements.
two-bit a week remuneration and piles
of criticism only we recelvo, with the
fact that money is none too plentiful���
except at the hotel bar where the same
property owners are flush���we are of
the opinion that there are worse rags
in existence, and making more money
for less work than the Eagle.
If half the amount of booze money
spent by property owners in this distriot was expended in printer's ink,
the Eagle might be financially able to
employ an experienced mining man
(writer) to keep tab on .the prceedings.
But until that time or until such a
period as other lines of commerce
increase so as to enlarge our legitimate
advertising business tbe Eagle will
oontlnue to do its best in spite of tbe
genial faultfinder. Almost everyone "knows exaotly how a newspaper SHOULD be run (?) but fow
are willing to dig up their own money,
when they haven't got it, in addition
to their work, just to please Hie ideal
fancies of tho other geniuses.
Ferguson's Lone Volunteer For the
War in Africa.
S. A, Sutherland has received it long
interesting letter from H. Jackson,
dated Greylingstade, Transvaal. Mr.
Jackson onllsted from Ferguson last
February and is now in B. squadron,
No. 2 troop. He says tho Boers are
sick and tired of the war and so Ih- he.
And also mentions gross ignorance ou
the part of the officials whom he
declares- don't, know enough to pound
sand���from the Col. down. He likes I
the country first rate and will romain
a year or so aud work at his trade,
blacksmithing, at the mines, the wage
being from $6 to $7.50 a day, and board
the same prico as in B. C. Harry Bays
"you have heard a lot about the Boers'
shooting. Well they can't shoot a
little bit. There was eight of our mon
out scouting and they ran within 50
yards of 200 Boers, who all started
firing at once, but they didn't hit one.
They couldn't hit a barn." Sleeping
out without tents on cold nights goes
against tbe grain according to Mr.
Jackson, but they have a snap as
compared with tbe pie-eating Englishmen from the old sod. "Lord
Dundonald is our general, with Buller
at the head. We have about 30,000
troops. The Boers aro pretty nearly
rounded up now and thore will soon be
a big fight or a surrender. Remember
me to Dad Black, Jack and all the
boys.   Yours, H. Jackson."
TRUE FISSURE MINE
Located on Great Northern Hill, Just Back of Ferguson, in a Splendid
Position for an Aerial Tramway to be Used.
IT HAS ONE OF THE LARGEST ORE SHEWINGS IN THE LARDEAU
The Growing Demand For Silver and Lead Brings The True Fissure
. into Prominence.���In Fact it Helps This District Generally.���The
Mount Royal and Amy C���Ore  From tbe  Empire.���Trail to the
Vevian's Luck Group.���Progress on the Brow.���The Black Diamond���Monitor Shareholders?���The Triune to be Surveyed.
In a district so marvellously rich as I district, being  among the first to put
the Lardoau has been proved to be it j money in to test the ground and no ono
is no eaBy matter to call attention to
EXCESSIVE PARCEL RATES.
Tbe EAGMS at nil times trvs its
icsvtsl tittst to give the mining news of
this district as It is, but as tho proprietor is not a philanthropist nnd cannot
afford to have paid reporters in every
portion of the district, it has, to a great
extent, to.depend upon tho word of
this or that person coming down from
the respective properties. And here
Is where the sticker comes. We make
certain statements and give our
authority, and if perchance they are
far from the truth, the Eagle is
jumped for mis-statements, the accuser
overlooking the source from whioh we
received the news. It is mighty
difficult to keep cases on all the
prevaricators; but gradually we are
getting next to them, and before many
moons we hope to be in a position to
size up our informants. While we may
bave visited a property and at that
stage of development whon it looked
all right, further work changes tho
conditions for better or for worse, and
here is where we get "the long arm."
We can't be at every'property every
week and must depend upon local re
ports. And for this reason we are
working under a disadvantage. A
newspaper, as a rule, puts up the
bright side and leaves the blue ruin
portion for the backcapper. The
reader of the Eaole who intends to
invest money in this district should not
depend on anybody's word, but come
and see the property and country for
himself. Then no ono Is responsible
but himself. A property which may
havo boon looking encouraging threo
months ago may not be bo now. And
vice vorsa.
Tho Eagle has no mining expert on
Its staff���for tho mason that thero is
very low who would contribute ono
cent towards paying bim If ho did walk
all the way to their property and spend
a day or a week getting material to
write it up, so tbat the outside investor
could see what be had to offer as reasons why money should be invested
���here. We are struggling away, working two eight-hour sbifts a day, trying
to bring the wonderful mineral
resources of the Lardoau to the attention of the outside world. And if the
men who do nothing but criticize our
statements and look for mistakes would
take a tumble and help us to guard
against the men who are prone to
"stuff" a newspaper man, the Eagle
might become more to their liking in
this respect. Tbe Eagle has made
blunders, is far from perfection and
bas all kinds of faults to answer for.
The Lucky .for.
While working on the trail to the
Triune yesterday morning Messrs.
Walter Edwards, Joe Dis ir.iine nnd
C'liiiB. Short kni kedofff M 'utlnrco
ot ibe day and staked n claim, the
Lucky Joe, on a lcilge which the road
work exposed. Jco Disjardlne brought
down a couple of i co samples of silver-
lead ore, chipped right off the surface,
and wont down to the Lake to record
yestorday afternoon. Tlio Lucky Joe
is In tho creek valley about throe
miles this aide of the Triuno.
The Oloosccap.
W. H. Howard came down from tho
Gloosecap, Nettie L. hill, last evening
and returned to-day. Under Instructions from G. R. Mickle, MessrB. W.
H. Howard, Alex, 'irown, Frank
Trainor and H. Jones havo built a trail
from the south fork wugon road up to
tbe claims, and also put up a good
cabin. They havo only dono eo.ne
stripping on the lead so far, but everything is now in shape to commence
work early next season.
Boh Roy Progf-ejta.
The 100 ft. contraot, 70 ft. of an
upper tunnel and 30 ft. additional in
the lowar tunnel, on the Rob Roy was
complotod on Saturday, tho men coming down tho samo day. In the upper
tunnol a little galena was encountered,
about half a ton boing taken out. Some
20 to 50 ft. may have to be driven In tho
base workings before tho objective
lead is reached. Superintendent
Shannon expects that another contract
wlllbo let.
No Uniform System of Charges in
Vogue on the s. s. Lardeau.
Presuming that Captain Roman, of
tho b. s. Lardeau, charges nil alike for
outgoing express parcels the Eagle
has a kick coming. Las! weekapnreol
of stationery, worth probably $1.50 and
weighing about 10 lbs. was sent via
stage to the Landing. And there it
remained until 75 CUNTS was coughed
up to carry it 12 miles to Arrowhead.
Craig & Hillman only charged 25 cents
to stage it over a mountain road 10
miles. It seems to ilopend largely on
the humor the Captain is in, there
apparently being no uniform oharge of
so much per pound. With incoming
parcels tbo charges aro'not quite so
excessive, but still all too high.
Tho Eagle would suggest that if
Craig & Hillman can secure a fair rate
all round they open an "express"
office in Ferguson, say in charge of
Win. Ross, thoir agent hero. Then
parcels could be brought In and collected C. O. D. or sent, out prepaid. In
this way a consigneo or receiver of
parcels would know their whereabouts
and have someone to hold responsible
for delivery. At present Craig &
Hillman "relieve" parcels at Arrow-
bead, take all the chances and nliout
once a month call around for their
money. This would bo avoided by the
"r.vpross office" feature. And all
biinils could goon tho "pay as you go"
principle; no pay, no parcel. Tho
assurance of avoiding Capt. Roman's
excessive rutes, when ho feols that
way, would also be worth something,
The Triune Fraction,
S..F. W. Gainer came down from the
Triuno fraction last evening, returning
this morning with "a paok horso to
bring back their outfit. The owners,
Fred. Disjardlne, Frank Appicostand
himself aro well satisfied with the
results of thoir assessment work, having found the lead.
TBA LA, HENRY NOBLE.
The expected will happen. Polltl
oal jobbery in this riding will cease,
and the old and proper "seniority'1
system be put in vogue. Henry Noble
Coursier will get his walking tloket.
Both he and J. D. Sibbald may or may
not have been efficient gold commissioners, but neither were ever
entitled to the position. Thero is no
kick coming to them or the electors.
The promotion system is the right one
���hence the change. As F. G
Fauquier of Nakusp is duly entitled to
the position be will get It,
A WHITER AT Nil MUCH I'Elt.
"Answer a fool according tn his
folly." It Is an unquestionable fact
that tho field of newspaperdom holds
moro ignoramuses anil idiots than any
other profession���and wo say this without any prejudice to the Intelligent and
well Informed men who form tho minority. One of tlio majority writes editorials ln tho Nelson Miner. Ho got
frightened about socialism lately and
almost dally' continues w string off
column after column of utter rot on tho
"day vs. contract system," "how can
we do without Chineso servants," "private vs. collective ownership of water
and light plants," and anti-labor topics
in general. Ho also implies
that if it were not for American "agitators" Canadian laborers would fall
asleep to their own interests and like
so many sheep follow this or that old
numbskull ln "tho good old way."
Just such men as Editor Beaton are
paving the way for the betterment of
our social system. Any reader who
wishes can see the object and folly of
his arguments and judge for himself;
even a Canadian whom he supposes to
be mob �� dupe.
any ono property, more particularly as
wo are apt to be somewhat dazzeled by
the strikes that have been made during
the last twelve months, remarkably
rich in gold. Far be it from us to decry the value of that yellow elementary
body which Indeed is all too scarce as
a minted product in the Lardeau ; but
there can bo no harm in reminding our
readers that there are others.
Silver, wo know, has not tho same
market value now that it used to have,
but it is improbable that that value
will fall much lower, and we have any
quantity of it in this district.
Lead, also, is becoming more and
more used ; every war gets rid of an
enormous quantity, so much so that
even now there is a shortage in the
available supply.
Bearing these facts in mind, |why
should not capital turn its attention
morn to our vast deposits of argentiferous galena: these do not occur in
six inch strikers, but more often in
sixty ft. veins, although it is quite
true that the narrower the vein, as a
rulo, the richer is the ore. Still,
galena ore is easily 'concentrated, and
with all respects to tho fearful charges
made by Lhc smelter, very easily smelted, and thore is no sufficient reason
why our lower grado or concentrating
lead ores should not be treated at a
profit both to the minor and the
smelter.
There is ono property which stands
out strongly in this respect, and at the
risk of bringing the jealous wrath of
other lower grade properties on onr
heads, tho Ragle will name the Truo
Fissure on the Great Northern mountain���approximately 21 miles from the
town of Ferguson. This claim has an
immense shewing of galena, both
coarse and fine-grained, with iron
pyrites and a little lime. The vein
though not yet thoroughly explored,
appears to be 20 to 30 feet wide, with 0
paystroak of high grade oro about n
foot wide. Enough work has been
done on it to earn a crown grant, and
capital only is needed to make this one
of the largest mines. If not the largest,
in 13. C. A tramway (wire rope) of not
more than one mile would bring the
ore to tho wagon road, and such a
tramway would not cost over $0,000.
No doubt exists about the valuo of this
claim, ft has been known since 1S02
or even earlier, but ns is so commonly
tho case it Is a matter for capitalists
and not for a few hardy prospeotors
who live by the sweat of their brow,
and. occasionally by tho skin nf their
tooth. Tho Eagle understands that
negotiations aro ln progress for the
disposal of this property in England,
and it is to bo sincerely hoped that the
deal will bo consummated, as with
i anything like   decent   management
npital .will lncreaso Itself and this
town and country will bo vastly benefitted.
will envy him in his luck in having a
good prospect. Mr. Pollock is comparatively a new comer; a nephew of
the late Geo. Poll ock, so well known to
old timers here.
Ore From the Empire.
S. Daney's pack train brought down
a half a ton of ore from the Empire on
Monday, which is now in Ferguson. It
was taken from an open cut on the
lodge on the surface above whero tho
crosscut tunnel is now aiming for beneath. It will likely be sent to tho
Trail smelter as a test shipment, but it
would simply be impossible to ship at
a profit under present conditions, the
Empire being about 23 miles from
here. Its natural outlet is down
Cariboo creek to the Duncan river.
Superintendent R. Leckie-Ewing says
they are making good progress with
tho tunnel���three shifts being employed���but it will be a matter of
possibly two weeks before the objective point is reached. Survey work is
finished and altogether the company
have made a irnnd shewing in development work this season.
Trail le the Vevian's Luck Group.
George Lux left here yesterday
morning to commence work on -a trail
from the Glengarry trunk trail, up
Boyd creek, to his Vevian's Luck
group of six claims lying on the opposite slope extending over Dead Shot
creek. Mr. Lux says he has a load of
3 ft. of low grade galona ore, carrying
gold and copper valuos, traceable for
over 1000 ft. Mr. Lux expects to bring
bis family to Thomson's Landing this
fall and lie and his eldest son will do
prospeot work on the croup. S. Shannon, B. A.. J. 0. Kirkpatrick and an
EAGLE representative will visit this
portion of the Fish oreek district, a
few miles duo north of Ferguson, In tho
course of a month.
in.-. Ft. Tunnol on the Brow.
Tho Lembke brothers are now in 1^5
ft. with their crosscut tunnol on the
Brow, a claim adjoining the Ajax
fraction. Nettie L. hill. They aro now
into what appears to be the regular
formation, so that they should find the
ledge���presumably the Nettie L. lead
���in the courso of another 50 ft. They
went through n bitr boulder last week
whioh was sprinkled with galena, nnd
tbe present indications are much the
same us was the case with tbe Nettie
!.. when approaching their lead.
Mount Royul nnd Amy C.
T. Pollock, H. A. Brown and party,
footsore and weary but very happy
over their outlook, are back from doing
the assessment on the Mount Royal
and Amy C. claims. These claims aro
on the big Glengarry lead on tho south
slope of Silver Tip creek. Mr. Brown
informs us that the big showing of
steel galena exposed by last years'
assessment continues and is now exposed on the Mount Royal. In Mr.
Pollock's work, 400 feet away, everyono
who saw the Amy C. showing after last
seasons work talks loudly in its praise,
now tbat it Is opened up and shows
continuous for over 400 feet. This is
excuse enough for tho salisfiod
expression on the owners faces. Mr.
Brown Is an old time investor ln this
Homo ore in thr iiinrk Diamond Tunnel,
C. U. Scott was down from the Black
Diamond, up the mirth fork, on Moil"
ilav, where .1. Kennedy and Chaff.
PorteiV foreman, are busily enjrg 1
driving a tunnel along Iho hanging
wall on tho loud. It is now in 128 ft.,
with 34 ft. of crosscut work. They are
encountering a little galena oro, carrying small gold and copper values. Tho
survey work is completed.
The Shareholder* ?
Operations by tho Monitor Mines Co.
are all off on tho Monitor and Mogul,
up the north fork. A. E. Welch,
managing director, is personally
settling for the companies' western
accounts, but just where the shareholders get off at we don't quite know.
Triuno to be  Surveyed.
P. Cummins, P. L. S., leaves in a
few days with a force of men to
commence survey work on the famous
Triuno mino. This will be rather an
important work for there |are several
fractions staked around It. PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT
(Continued From Last Week.)
TWENTY-SECOND DAY.
(Continued.)
EVENING SESSION.
Victoria, August 21.
The House met at 8 o'clock p.m., in
night session.
The Rock Bay & Salmon River Railway Bill was taken up In Committee
of the Whole. Mr. Curtis offered h-is
amendment, already defeated in connection with another railway charter,
providing that the Company should
be obliged to enter Into a contract
with the Government lis to the terms
upon which the charter should be
granted, looking to the exclusion of
Oriental labor. This amendment was,
after some discussion, voted down- An
amendment offered .by Mr. Garden,
providing that where the provisions
of this Act were over-ridden by the
General Railway Act, the provisions
of this Act should prevail, was adopted. The Bill was re-ported up with
amendments.
(MUNICIPAL  OWNERSHIP.
The Bill to incorporate the Western
Telephone & Telegraph Company wae
taken up in Committee of the Whole,
read clause by clause and passed.
MR. BROWN moved that the following be added as a new section:
"28. Any duly incorporated municipality shall ait any time, upon giving one year's notice to the company,
have the right to purchase, and the
company shall be compelled to sell,
any of the works and property of tne
company situate, lying and toeing within the corporate limits of the said
municipality, on such terms as may
be agreed upon by arbitration or otherwise, together with such- rights, privileges, and franchises in conneotlon
with such works as the company may
have acquired under the powers of
this Act; and upon the completion of
such purchase the municipality shall
have power to maintain and operate
such worke, and to hold, exercise and
enjoy all the rights, privileges, and
franchises which the company -held,
exercised, or enjoyed in connection
therewith."
The Introduction of this, he explained, was not to hamper the company,
but was simply to provide that where
the corporation desired to acquire the
property, It would be enabled to do so
upon reasonable terms.
MiR. McPHIiLLIPS approved the
amendment, but
MR. ELLISON thought the point
covered by Section 8, Sub-seotlon (a),
which (provided that a company should
not have the right to operate a telephone exchange within a municipality
in which a system was operated by the
corporation, and also providing that
the company should operate only with
the consent of the council by by-law
or resolution, which should contain
such conditions and terms respecting
the exercise of such powers as the
council should 'think proper.
MR. HUNTER thought the amendment a harmless one, although of no
use, and he would not oppose It.
HON. MR. PRENTICE held that the
amendment was not harmless. For
instance, a municipality might compel
a company to sell a certain part of Us
line, which ran through such municipality, and thus render useless that part
of the line which might extend beyond
It.
MR. BROWN argued against this,
that the municipality would not want
to ipurchase such part of a system, as
it would be of no use to it in such a
case as that.
HON. MR. PRENTICE thought that
such a clause would shut out capital
altogether from such enterprises.
MR. GAR/DEN, speaking for Vancouver, said he was ��a turfed that no
company could get a franchise there
without conceding all the rights as
asked for in ithe amendment by the
hon, member for New Westemlnster.
There was a tendency now-a-days that
schemes of public utility should be controlled by th-e people. It was about
time that street railways, telephone
lines and other works which occupied
the public lands, should he controlled,
at least to a certain extent. He therefore thought the amendment a move in
the right direction, He afterwards
Bald he thought Sub-section Ih) of Section 8 would enable t'he municipality
to exercise all the powers he had sug-
cested.
MIR. McPHILLIPS thought this
Question should (be regarded as �� matter of public utility, and not from a
sectional standpoint.
MR. HOUSTON thought a company
should not be compelled to Bell its enterprise, but the corporation should be
permitted to construct its own plant if
It saw fit.
MiR. E, C. SMITH thought the application of the amendment might tend
to keep capital out, nnd he was therefore Inclined to think ti should be carefully considered.
The amendment wns lost.
The Committee rose and reported the
Bill  complete,  with amendments.
ORIENTAL EXCLUSION.
The Vancouver, Northern & Yukon
Railway Bill was then dealt with in
Committee of the Whole. This was the
Bill which In the Railway Committee
was amended on motion of Mr. Mclnnes by the addition of a clause excluding Chinese and Japanese from
employment In connection with the
work.
Mr. McPhllllps moved that this
clause be struck out, on the ground
that the principle of Oriental exclusion
had since been afnrmed In the General
Act passed to-day,
Mr. 'Mdrinea opposed the amendment. He thought the House would
place itself In a ridiculous position by
striking out this clause, after 'having
afnrmed the principle contained therein by a unanimous vote.
Mr. Curtis held that the Issue on the
Chinese-Japanese question was placed
squarely 'before the House by the motion to strike out the exclusion clause.
Here was an Aot which promised to
be effective, and which the assurance
of the Minister of Justice showed waa
beyond the possibility of disallowance.
Mr. Green could not see why they
should go back and destroy legislation,
already passed, which was declared to
be constitutional, and which promised
to effect a specific remedy.
The amendment to strike out the
clause was lost on a close vote, as
follows:
For the amendment: 'Messrs. Prentice, Pooley, Hunter, Hayward, Clifford, A. W. Smith, McPhillips and
Hajl.
Against the amendment: Messrs.
Mclnnes, Gilmour, Stables, . E. C.
Smith. Oliver, Kidd. Netli, Brown, Curtis, Green, R. Smith, Garden and Turner.
The (Bill was reported up without
amendment.
Upon request of Mr. Helmcken, the
Vancouver & Westminster Railway
Bill was again committed, and Mr,
Helmcken moved that Clause 31, providing for the exclusion of Oriental
labor be struck out. He did so on the
ground that the Government's promise
had been given to the support of the
Bill covering that question introduced
during the afternoon, and that therefore there was no necessity for such a
clause, and on the further ground that
the presence of the clause might endanger the constitutionality of the Act.
After some objection by Mr. Curtis
and Mr. Mclnnes, the clause was
struck out.
The Committee rose and reported the
Bill complete with amendments.
CROW'S NEST BILL.
The Bill to Incorporate the Crow'e
Neat Pass Light & Power Company
was read a second time.
GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP
The BUI relating to the Vancouver
& Lulu Island Railway was read a
second time.
MR. BROWN took occasion to remind the House that members of the
Government and many memibers of the
House were pledged to the principle
of Government ownership of railways.
Some had declared for this principle
absolutely; others with certain restrictions, in the way of looking for a favorable opportunity for the practice of
such a policy. He thought this1 Bill
gave such an opportunity. He was
prevented at this time from making
the motion he would like to at this
time. He would like to move that
the Company eh-ould be compensated
by the Government for any proper
outlay It had made, and that the road
should be taken up as a Government
work. The rules of this House would
not allow him to put his motion in that
way, and he was confined to moving
the six months' hoist. The road was
one which promised a good opportunity for an exercise of any Inclination
hon. gentlemen had toward Government ownership. It was a distinct
road. It did not depend, upon any
other branch for Its success. It wae a
short road, and would not cost very
much, and was therefore quite within
the financial abilities of the Government to acquire and operate.
CAPTAIN TATLOW thought It
would be a breach of faith on the part
of the Legislature to entertain any
proposal to Interfere witb the Company's rights.
MR, GILMOUR said that he could
not support the six months' hoist unless the Government would give its
undertaking to go on igith the work.
The road wag needed, and while he approved of the principle of Government
ownership, he could not throw any
thing in the way of the opening up of
that line.
���MR. KIDD also spoke in the same
strain.
MR. BROWN explained that he had
not made his motion with a view of
defeating the construction of the road,
but merely to bring the question of
Government ownership to a test.
The motion was lost over-whelm-
Inglr.
The House adjourned until 2 o'clock
to-morrow.
NOTICE OF BILL.
On Thursday next Mr. Hall will ask
leave to Introduce a Bill Intituled "An
Act relating to Trading Stamps."
NOTICE OF MOTION.
Mr. Brown on Thursday next will
move:
Whereas the Constitution presupposes a fairly equal representation of
the people of the Province In the Legislative Assembly; and
Whereas the present representation
is exceedingly  unequal;  and
Whereas unforeseen circumstances
may at any time 'bring about a general
election:
Therefore, be It Resolved, That due
consideration for the rights and Inter-
Qtti of the Province makes It incumbent upon this House to forthwith
take such steps as will, In the event
"*f a general elect'*"*, secure to the
people a more JubI and equal representation in thlB Houae,
The Hon. IMr. Wells will move, In
Committee of the Whole, on BUI (No.
62), Intituled "An Act to Amend the
'Land Act,' " to amend Section 2. Line
11, by striking out the word "such,"
and Insert after the word "money" the
words "under said Section 24."
TWENTY-THIRD   DAY.
Victoria, August 22.
A fair amount of business was transacted to-day, many bills being advanced a stage and others amended after
much discussion.
The Vancouver City Charter Amendment Bill -and the Augllcan Dioee-e of
New Westminster Subdivision Bill were
each read a third time.
The House met at 2 o'clock p. m.
Mr. Oliver presented a petition from
Surrey and other municipalities with,
reference to the necessity of a railway
from the Coast to Kootenay. A similar
and numerously signed petition from
Chilliwack, as well as another to like
effect from Langley, were presented by
Hon. Mr. Wells.
PLACER ACT AMENDMENT.
A Bill to amend the Placer Mines Act
was then Introduced by Mr. Stalbtes
and read a first time. In this the junior member from Casslar would do
away with all distinctions between
creek, bar, bench or hill claims, and
give them all a uniform size of 250x250
feet. Two discovery claims of 500x250
feet each would be allowed. Side-line
stakes not le?s than 100 feet apart
would be required. The Mining Recorder should furnish printed notices for
posting up, and In oases of re-record1ng
or the abandonment of claims these
would be required to be posted on the
claims, as weU as ait the office. Instead of 72 hours a prospector should.
have 15 days In which to record, and
each record should be accompanied by
an affidavit which practically excludes
all work by an attorney. No leases
should be granted, for three years, of
any ground within 1,000 feet of a creek
after told haa been discovered there.
A DEFERRED THIRD READING.
Upon the third reading of the Western Telegraph & Telephone Company's
Bill being reached, the discussion upon
the point of order as above raised by
Mr. Speaker was again resumed.
MR. McPHILLIPS pointed out that
the bills did not grant Grown lands,
but only contained a provision for such
granting.
HON. MR. TURENR suggested that
the rule be suspended and the matter
thus cured: but
MR. MARTIN, who had assumed the
duty of upholding the rule, absolutely
refused to make any concession. The
Opposition had, he claimed, time and
again suffered through the strict enforcement of the rules of order, Its
discussions having been repeatedly shut
off by points of order against it by the
members across the floor, and he pro-
Dosed now to see the rule strictly adhered to.
HON. MR. EBERTS pointed out that
this wns simply obstruction.
MR. MARTIN was obdurate, and after seme further discussion
MR. ELLISON, who had charge of
the Bill, suggested that the matter be
held over a little longer. This was
agreed.
THIRD   READINGS.
The reports on the Vancouver City
Bill and tbe Anglican Diocese of New
Westminster Amendment Bttl were
then received and the bills read a third
time.
CROW'S NEST ELECTRIC LIGHT
BILL.
Mr. Neill then took the chair in
Committee, and proceeded with the
reading of the sections of the Crow's
Nest Pass Electric Light & Power Company's Bill.
Mr. E. C. Smith opposed the section
Imposing a special penalty for the cutting of lines or other such molestations,
and contended that the Company's interests were fully covered by the general flaw of the country.
Mr. Tatlow pointed out that such a
section had been Included1 In various
other similar acts, and was commonly
found In the charters of these companies.
Messrs.-Martin, Curtis and Brown all
In turn urged that the general law
should be taken as sufficient for this
purpose. On a party division the am-
endrrent was voted down.
Mr. E. C. Smith was not satisfied,
and sent up another amendment, striking out the words forbidding the posting of advertisements and bills on telephone companies' poles.
Mr. Hayward, too, thought that the
poles were quite as good places to stick
bills on as were farmers' barns and
buildings. Finally a division was
reached, and the original section was
sustained.
The Bill was then reported complete
without amendment.
Its third reading was then proceeded
with.
MR. CURTIS moved that the following section should be added: "Provided
also that the mortgage or bonds Issued
by the Company shall not bear a higher
rate of Interest than 7 per cent, per, annum, and the face value of such mortgages and bonds shall not in the aggregate exceed the fair cost price of the
whole of the Company's corporeal property when its undertaking is completed ready for operation."
This, he claimed, would have a beneficial effect in keeping down the rates
and .also conserve them the better for
future purchase by the Government or
by a municipality.
MR. HUNTER considered that such
a section would greatly deter any people from putiing their money Into such
an enterprise; it would also prove an
obsiiii'i'- to possible extensions of its
works.
Mil. McPHILLIPS urged that the
House had already passed upon this
Clause, and that It would be quite bb
reasonable for the member from Rosh-
land to bring In a bill prohibiting farmers from raising more by mortgage
than their farms were worth.
MR. MoINNIBB showed that the Railway Committee ait Ottawa had often
Insisted on a like clause.
MR. McPHILLIPS, however, stated
Unit In Knglnnd such a provision was
not thought necessary.
MR. BROWN urged that the trend of
the limes was that the Government
should eventually take over these enterprises; aud a clause such as this would1
facilitate such a proceeding,
MR. TATLOW contended that as this
clause had already been voted down,
it wns not fair that this Company
should meet with different treatment.
In case It did, the enterprise might be
tied up, or at any irate, seriously handicapped. On a division the motion was
lost.
MR. CURTIS essayed to bring up another of his opposition amendments.
This had been voted down by the House
on a previous occasion, but on a point
of order was now ruled out, and the
Bill was given its third reading.
WESTERN   TELEGRAPH   COMPANY'S   BILL.
���Pbe Western Telegraph ft Telephone
Company's Bill was again taken up on
the request of Mr. Price Ellison, who
explained that Its promoters had now
been here some five weeks, and that it
was the fault of the House, and not of
the promoters, that the oversight had
been made. Upon various motions the
work of staging this Bill was then gone
over again, on the proper consent having been obtained at the proper stage,
regarding the drown lands it again began to forge uhead, and had reached
the stage of Committee of the Whole
when Mr. Speaker saw 6 o'clock.
EVENING SESSION.
On 'the House resuming its labors,
MR. MURPHY took the chair in Committee of the Whole, and the sections
of the Western Telegraph & Telephone
Company's Bill were taken as read and
passed. The report was then considered
MR. CURTIS moved that sections be
added, giving the Province the right
to buy out the Company In five years'
time, at a fair market valuation plus
not more than 10 per cent, bonus; also
that the Company's bonds or mortgages
Issued should not bear more than six
per cent., and should not exceed the
cost of the Company's property ready
for operation.
MR. PRICE ELLISON opposed this,
upon the grounds that It was against
the best Interests of the country to so
hamper and restrict such a bona fide
enterprise. The Company already had
30 tons of wire on hand to use in this
work, and it had spent large sums of
money over its already existing lines,
and had one of the best telephone systems in the world. It. was no tin-pot
machine to talk Into, but was the clearest and best that could he had, and was
far ahead of the systems of the Coast
towns, so far as he had experience of
them. The amendment was, without
further debate, negatived on a division
of 16 to 12, and the reporf having been
adopted, the BIN was given its third
reading and passed.
REPORT   STAGES.
The report upon the Rock Say and
Salmon River Railway Bill was then
reached.
MR. CURTIS moved his amendments
as In the Hast BUI, regarding issuing of
bonds or right of the Province to purchase the property; also that the Lieu-
ten ant-Governor-in-Counc 11 should determine as to running powers and traffic arrangements with other roads; also
that the Company shall not have the
right to purchase, lease or use any
lands belonging to the Province until
It has entered into a contract with the
Provincial Government with respect to
such right, and upon such terms, and
In such manner as the Lleutenant-Gov-
ernor-ln-Councll may prescribe. They
were voted down.
VANCOUVER   &   NEW   WESTMINSTER   RAILWAY   BILL.
Upon the receiving of the report on
the Vancouver & Westminster Railway
Bill.
MR. CURTIS Introduced severally
the first three of his former amendments, and on the last one spoke at
some len-th.
MR. TATLOW said that nothing gave
him greater pleasure than to bq��. the
gentleman'opposlte studying the platform of the Conservative Party.
MR. \. W. SMITH said that he had
heard much albout Mr. Charles Wilson
and his platform, but although he was
a Conservative himself. Mr. Wllrson
played no part In the recent election
In his constituency, and whatever the
gentlemen opposite might say, he wish-
ey they would remember that he had
not been elected on party lines.
'MR. McPHILLIPS here enquired
about wasting the time of the House.
These resolutions had all 'been up before
and while he admitted their mover's
zeal, yet he thought that the member
from Rossland might well show a little
discretion.
MR. GILMOUR thought that Mr.
McPhllllps should apply his own remarks to himself, as lf his speeches
were only counted they would be found
to .have wasted more time of the House
than anything else.
HON. MR. PRENTICE thought that
the fourth member from Vancouver
should put a stopper on that sort of
toilk, as few members were mo e zealous
and painstaking than was Mr. McPhillips, who was also beyond doubt one of
the most useful members of the Legislature.
MR. ROGERS hoped that they would
not waste time ln talking over what
Mr. Charles Wilson had advocated.
That gentleman was not in the House,
and so was outside the auestion.
MR.       MARTIN      reminded      the
House that there had been a Conservative Party in the field during the elec-
| tion, although little of It was now left.
Its members, however, had been pledg-
I ed   to certain  views,  and the House
I might most reasonably now expect to
see thoBe views receive their support.
t    MR. TATLOW reminded the Leader
of the Opposition that if there had been
a Conservative Party, there was a day,
too, when he was turned down by the
I Liberal Party In Vancouver, and so he
I was not authorised In Introducing Liberal and Conservative questions into tht
present discuBslbn.
MR. MARTIN continued by stating
that  this  plaltform,  upon 'which  two
of his colleagues from Vancouver were
elected, directly bore upon that question.     Some of the members of the
1 House were elected because they had
given their adherence to that very principle, and now how couM they avoid
I supporting it, when a resolution in that
direction was offered from the other
side of the House?
���MR. GARDEN at last arose and stated as one of the gentlemen who follow*
ed the leadership of Mr. Charles Wilson, that he wished to express his resentment at Mr, Martin's remarks. He
believed in Government ownership, but
with regard to this particular line it
would be quite impossible to carry It
out, as it was but a part of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Government could not buy out the whole of
that.
The point of order was Insisted upon
by MR. SPEAKER, and the amendment was then voted down on the following division:
Ayes���Messrs. Ralph Smith, Green,
Munro. Curtis, Martin, Brown, Mclnnes, Stables, Smith, Oliver, Kldd, Neill.
���13.
Nays-T-Messrs. McPhillfps, Helmcken,
Garden, Tatlow, Hayward, Fulton, Clifford, Ellison, Smith, Eberts, Mounce,
Dickie, Taylor, Hunter, Rogers, Murphy, Pooley, MoBride, Wells, Hall.
Houston, Prentice.���22.
MR. McINNES moved to amend the
report by adding the following resolution, which was seconded by the fourth
member from Vancouver: "No person
shall be empowered In the construction
or operation of the undertakings hereby authorized who is unable to read
this Act in - an European language,
under a penalty of five dollars per
day for each day every such person
Is employed in contravention to this
section, to be recovered on complaint
of any person under the provisions of
the Summary Convictions Act. Thia
section shall not apply to any person
on the register of voters for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia,
or to any Indian or person of Caucasian blood."
This amendment, too, was then nega-
tlvei on a similar division to the preceding one, and the BUI was read *
third time.
BILLS REPORTED AND GIVEN
SECOND READING.
MR. RALPH SMITH was called to
the chair for the commuting of the
Vancouver & Lulu Island Railway BUI,
which was soon reported complete andt
read a third time. So, too, was the
Vancouver, Northern ft Omlne^.
while the Kltlmaat-Caledonla and the
Kamloops-Atlin Bills were each given
their second reading.
GRAND FORKS ft KETTLE BJIVER
RAILWAY BILL DEFEATED.
The Grand Forks & Kettle (River
Railway Bill was then reached, and it��
second reading was negatived by a.
vote of 14 to 5.
The House adjourned at 11:40 o'clock.
, QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
Hon. Mr. Turner answered Mr. Oliver's questions: (1) Did the Government pay tbe expenses of sending Mr.
E. Hutcherson to the Province of
Manitoba, in the year 1897 or 1898?
Answer, No. (2) If so, for what purpose did Mr. Hutcherson visit Manitoba? Answer, Answered by the former reply. (3) Did Mr. Hutcherson
make any report to the Government?
If so, what was the nature of the report? Answer, Mr. Hutcherson made
no reports to the Government, but addressed two letters to the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, dated August
15th and September Sth, copies of
which are attached:
New Westminster, B. C
August 15th, 1898. ,
J. R. Anderson, Esq., Secretary Horticultural Board, Victoria, B. C:
Dear Sir,���I would beg to Inform you
that the plum rot Is again showing Itself ln our plums in some sections of
the Fraser Valley. I hope your Board
wilt take practical steps to get the information as to what extent the country Is affected, and experiment as to>
means of abating the fungus.
Yours truly,
(Signed)      E. HUTCHERSON.
Winnipeg, Sept. 5th, 1S98.
J. R.  Anderson, Esq., Department of
Agriculture, Victoria, B. C:
Dear Sir,���I reached here this morning, and, after looking around I And
that the plum rot is really more on
the plums of British Columbia than I
expected. I find plums from orchards
In Chilliwack, not half a mile apart,
of the same variety. In one case the
fruit has been here for over a week,
and Is still ln good saleable condition;
in the other, It was condemned on
reaching here. In fact, the ravages
of the rot could be seen on the second!
day out from New Westminster. A
car reached here from Ontario to-day;
the whole lot Is to be dumped out. I
am keeping a list of the growers from
British Columbia, wherever the disease is appearing. Yours truly,
(Signed) E. HUTCHERSON.
Victoria, Sept. 8th, 189S.
E. Hutcherson, Esq., New Westminster:
Sir,���I have to thank you for the information conveyed ln yours of the 5th
instant, from Winnipeg, re plum rot,
and to assure that immediate action
will be taken towards ascertaining the
extent of the infection, with a view to
Its abatement    I have, etc.,
(Signed)        J. R. ANDERSON,
Deputy Minister of Agriculture.
Hon. Mr, Turner replied to Mr. Stables' questions: What was the total
revenue derived by the Government
from the Atlin Division of iho Casslar
District, from June 30th, 1898, till June
30th, 1900? Answer, The total revenue
derived from the Atlin Division, Including Lake Bennett Division, for the
two fiscal years 1898-99 and HliJ-l!W0
was $166,417.89.
Mr. Gilmour asked the Government
the following question: As the promoters of the Lake Bennett and Chll-
kat 'Railways were not aware of the
policy of the Government In reference
to railway charters until they had Incurred large expense ln connection with
their charter, does the Government Intend to recompense then for saLl expense? The question was ruled!
out of order, as the same contained
statements of fact and matter of opinion.
Hon. Mr. Turner replied to Mr. Tat-
low's question: At what price did the
trustees for the sinking fund purchase
the stock required for the 'half-yearly
lnvesment of that fund In June or
July, 1900?    Answer, 931-8.
Hon. Mr. Eberts replied to Mr. Stables' questions: (1) Has Captain W. J.
Rant been appointed Stipendiary Magistrate for the Porcupine District?
If so, on whose recommendation was
the appointment made? Answer, Yes,
the senior member for Casslar. (2) Is
this the Mr. Rant who figured so prominently In the Atlin troubles a year or
two ago? Answer, No, This is the
Captain W- J. Rant who was formerly
Mining Recorder at Lake Bennett.
NOTICE OF QUESTION.
On Friday next Mr. Garden will ask:
Is It the Intention of the Government
to appoint timber cruisers to thorough-
:f\ s��
>
ly examine the timber lands of the
Province and to report thereon, with
the object in view of setting apart timber berths, to ibe offered for sale by
public competition?
NOTICE OF BILL.
On Friday next Mr. Hunter will Introduce a Bill to amend the Land Act,
1899.
MUNICIPAL COMMITTEE.
The Municipal Committee met yesterday morning and considered several
matters submitted to It, but adjourned without arriving at any conclusions. City Solicitor Bradburn appeared before It to advocate certain
amendments suggested by the Legislative Committee of the Victoria City
Council.
TWENTY-FOURTH DAY.
Victoria, August 23.
This was a busy day in the House,
and one which awrured an early prorogation. Business was confined to
hum-drum routine and very little discussion or obstruction occurred to interfere with the progress of the proceedings, The Supplementary Estlm-
sites were brought down and disposed
of without any appreciable opposition.
The House met at 2 o'clock p. m.
Mr. Helmcken, Chairman of the Municipal Committee, reported as follows:
Your Select Standing Committee on
Municipal matters begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee submits that the
"Municipal Clauses Act" should be amended so as to exempt municipal debentures and securities from assessment, and suggests the following clause
for consideration:
"109A. No debenture or other instrument in the nature of a security or obligation for the payment of money issued by a municipality under this or
any amending Act shall be the subject
of taxation, and no person by reason
of hiB holding or owning -any such debenture or other instrument shall be
liable in respect of the same to taxation under the 'Assessment Act,' or any
Act which may be hereafter passed
imposing taxes upon personal property."
The report was received.
Mr. Hall introduced a Bill relating
to Trading Stamps which was advanced a stage.
Mr. Oliver asked the Hon. (Minister
of Agriculture the following questions:
1. Is the Government aware that the
���'brown rot in plums" has spread to an
alarming extent in the orchards of this
Province?
2. Hns any Information been circulated amongst the fruit-growers of the
Province as to 'the best -methods of eradicating the pest?
The Hon. Mr. Turner replied as follows:
1. The Government Is aware that
plum rot exists in the Province.
2. Mr. Thomas Cunningham has been
Instructed to look into this question,
and he Is at present engaged In the
work. The Board of Horticulture has
also taken up <and discussed the question of plum rot, as shown as follows:
"At the meeting of the Board of Horticulture, 31st October, 1898, after the
reading of Mr. Hutoherson's letters of
August 1Mb and September 15th:
On the question of plum rot being
taken up, Messrs. Parmer and' Anderson said that Mr. Hutcherson had stated to 'them that, in his belief, much of
the rot which showed itself on plums
when taken out of the cars at Winnipeg was contracted in the cars on the
way.
The whole question was referred to
a Committee of Messrs. Cunningham
and Palmer to report on."
A REDISTRIBUTION 'RESOLUTION.
���MR. BROWN moved the following resolution:
"Whereas ithe Constitution pre-sup-
poses a fairly equal representation of
the people of the Province In the Legislative Assembly;  and
Whereas the present representation
Is exceedingly unequal;   and
Whereas unforeseen circumstances
may at any time bring about a general
election;
Therefore, be it resolved, that due
consideration for the rights and Interests of the Province makes it incumbent upon this House to forthwith take
such steps as will, In the event of a
general eieollon, aecurs to the people
a more just and equal representation
In this House."     t
In supporting the motion, he said that
for 'ten years he had been identified
with the agitation on this matter, and
felt naturally bound to do What he
could to secure a iramedy for the present very unsatisfactory manner in
which the franchise was exercised, owing to the Inequalities of population in
the various constituencies in the Province. Some gentlemen In the House,
for Instance, represented ten voters,
where others represented only one, In
proportion. He thought there wa< need
for a measure which would give fair
representation to the people in Parliament, and especially 1n view of the
possibility of -an election at almost any
time.
MR. TURNER thought there was no
necessity for bringing in a Redistribution Bill (this session. A Dominion
census was to be taken tn the near future, and he considered it would be
well to defer any suoh measure until
the facts Which would be gathered by
that census were available for guidance.
MR. McINNES thought if thia waB to
be an excuse for not bringing in a Re-
cHstrlbutlor' Bill thlB session, it would
apply equally as weW next session, as
the census returns would not be available until after the next meeting of
the House.
-MR. CURTIS argued that the present
���Government was a very weak combination and the necessity of appealing to
the people might arise at any time.
He 'instanced the fate of the Semlln
Government, which hod been considered a strong Government, and yet had
Cone suddenly to pieces, as a Justification for his opinion In this regard.
In view, therefore, of the possibility of
an election at almost any time, he
urged the importance of the,fact that
the people should have proper represen
tation in the affairs of the country. As
an additional argument for redistribution, he held that those sections which
at present were disproportionately represented ���were at a disadvantage in Influencing the Government to give them
that measure of attention which was
their due. He agreed that It would be
���very proper to have the voters' lists
revised after the next Dominion census,
but he held as well that there was ne-
ces lty for immediate action, to provide for the eventuality of an election
In the meantime.
MR. McPHILLIPS failed to pee any
necessity for such a resolution. The
census would soon be taken and It
seemed to him reasonable that the
country could wait with advantage until that time, before a Redistribution
bill was inttoduced. What the Pro-
vine? wanted at ithe present time was
that Parliament should go on with the
business belonging to the session, and
not that any extraneous subjects should
be allowed to take up the time of the
House, which could be just as well disposed of at another time.
MR, HUNTER argued that such irre
irularl'tles ns existed In the representation In this Parliament were common
to  every part of  the   Dominion,  and
' quoted the returns from parts of Mani-
I toba, and other places, to show that
such was the case. He saw no necessity for immediate action toward a Re-
I distribution measure, but thought the
matter might well be allowed to stand
until circumstances favored such a bill,
I   iMR. BROWN argued that the Domln-
1 ion census did not follow the lines of
our local lists, and therefore there was
no reason why a Redistribution measure
Should -wait upon that work. However
he did not wish to embarrass the Government, and if the Government would
give assurance that during the next
session such a bill would be brought
down, he would he willing to withdraw
his resolution. Otherwise he would .press
it to a vote in the House.
The motion was then put and lost, on
division; names being called for, there
appeared:
Forthe motion: Messrs. Mclnnes, Gilmour, Stables, E. C. Smith, Oliver,
Kidd, Brown, Martin, Curtis, Green and
Houston.���11.
Against the motion: Messrs. Nellil, R.
Smith, Hall, McPhillips, Turner, Dunsmuir, Eberts, A. W. Smith, Ellison,
Clifford, Pulton, Hayward, (Garden,
Tatlow, Prentice, McBride, Pooley,
Murphy, Rogers, Hunter, Taylor and
Mounce.���22.
| MECHANICS'   LIEN  BILL.
' Consideration of the Mechanics' Lien
Bill was continued in Committee of the
Whole, and after a long discussion upon certain amendments which were rejected, the -Committee rose and reported progress.
MUNICIPAL COMMITTEE REPORTS.
Mr.  Helmcken  presented the report
of the Municipal Commrttee, which was
adopted.
I     DECEIVED WORKMEN'S BILL.
I Mr. Curtis moved the second reading
of the Deceived Workmen's Bill. He
explained (that the purpose of the Bill
was to enable workmen who had been
deceived through any bogus advertisement or otherwise, to move from one
section to another, or through false representation had been induced to do
so, to recover compensation for any
damage they may have suffered in tbart
regard. Where managers of mines and
others induced laborers to offer for certain employment on representations
which were unfounded on fact the Bill
provided a means by which such laborers could recover damages to indemnify against any journey and expenses
they may have undertaken to reach
suoh employment.
I The motion for the second reading of
the Bill was defeated, the House dividing as follows:
| For: Messrs. iMoInnes, Gilmour, Stables, Oliver, Neill, Brown. Curtis; Munro, R. Smith, and Houston.���10,
I Against: Messrs. Kidd, ���McPhillips,
Turner, Dunsmuir, Eberts, A. W. Smith,
, Ellison, Clifford, Hayward, Prentice,
Wells, McBride, Pooley, Murphy, Rogers, Hunter, Taylor and Mounce.���18.
The House adjourned until 8 o'clock
this evening.
EVENING    SESSION.
The House resumed at 8 o'clock p.m.
PRIVATE ENTERPRISES BILL.
MR. BROWN moved the second reading of a Bill to make certain provisions
respecting private enterprises, which
was ruled out of order on a point raised
by
MR, McPHILLIPS that the Bill
could not be Introduced by a private
member, as It proposed to Interfere with
the administration of 'Crown lands, and
to put restrictions and limitations on
the powers of the Government in dealing with the Interests of the Crown In
aiding private enterprises. The Bill
was accordingly thrown out,
ATLIN TITLE BILL.
His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
transmitted a BUI to vest the title to
the "Discovery" 'placer claim, Atlin
Lake Mining Division of the Casslar
Electoral District, in the discoverers of
placer claims in the said district. The
Bill was introduced and read a first
time.
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES.
The House went Into Committee of
Supply on the Supplementary Estimates, which were put through without
any appreciable opposition.
Mr. Hunter, who spoke first,
expressed disappointment that no provision had been made for a bridge
across the Fraser River at Chilcoten
which he had been led to believe would
be Included. He also thought the Lieutenant-Governor should receive a larger
salary and considered that the Dominion Government should maintain the
Governmental residence.
Hon. Mr. Turner said he was glad to
hear that the bridge at Chilcoten was
important. He had heard nothing
about it or its Importance until the
previous day. The fact that nothing
appeared for Cariboo and a large sum
was provided for New Westminster,
was ample reply to the charge that the
Government had given large grants only to ridings represented by Government
members. He agreed with the previous speaker tbat the Lieutenant-Governor ought to receive a larger salary
owing to the high cost of living and the
great expense entailed ln entertainment
belonging to his station and position.
Mr. Hunter disputed the Finance
Minister's statement that nothing had
been heard about the Chilcoten bridge.
A month ago he hod submitted a petition for this bridge.
Mr. Oliver considered 'that his constituency bad been badly treated. He
had before complained that the promise of the previous Government to advance a sum to build a road from Lad-
ners Landing to Westminster had not
been carried out. Much had been said
about there being no repudiation, and
he thought th.it this Government Should
observe those assurances.
Mr. Stables was surprised that no appropriation had been made for a pack
trail from Atiln to Bennett for the
carrying of mails.
lion. Mr. McBride assured the member for Delta that before another session the Government would take up the
building of the road he had mentioned
and which It regarded as necessary.
Mr. Helmcken, on tho other hand,
complimented the Government upon the
appropriation made for rebuilding Government House, and the large sum set
apart for charities and hospitals. He
hoped to see the day when there would
be a hospital  In every district.
Hon. Mr. Turner explained ln connection with the vote of $1,800 for the salary of a Surveyor of Taxes and Inspector of Revenue, that lit would be the
duty of that ofliclal to travel through
the Province and inspect the assessment rolls, supervise the work of the
officers and see that (their duties were
properly carried out.
Mr. Martin heartily supported the
proposed appointment. Such an official was needed, and he had no doubt
that the results would prove that the
new office was a beneficial one.
Mr. Curtis also endorsed the appointment.
On the vote of $500 In aid of a resident physician at Atlin,
Mr. Stables thanked the Government for this appropriation. He
thought it would eventually lead to a
saving, because had the Government
been compelled to pay for the indigent
patients treated in the hospitals, it
would have cost very much more.
In connection with hospital grants,
Mr. Martin objected to the exclusion
of so-called denominational hospitals.
As long as a hospital was open to all
classes tt should receive the same consideration as given to those institutions
generally.
Mr. Oliver objected to the proposed
expenditure of $30,000 on the rebuilding
of Government House which he thought
a very excessive amount for such an
unproductive work.
Mr. Hunter suggested that the Dominion Government should build and
maintain the residence.
Upon the vote of $1O,CO0 for a Reformatory School in Vancouver,
Hon. Mr. Turner, in reply to a question by Mr. Mclnnes, said that ft was
proposed to abolish the Reformatory at
Victoria.
The additional vote of $4,000, supplementing a like amount already granted,
for advertising, evoked a strong protest
from
Mr. Martin, who Inferred that monies
were being spent in subsidising newspapers, as, he said, was the case under the former Turner Government,
when t'he "Colonist" was paid for leading articles, and othor papers bonussed
in like manner. He thought the people's money should be more Judiciously
expended.
Hon. Mr. Turner said that the expenditure was due to expenses entailed by the elections, but
Mr. Martin could not see eye to eye
with him in that explanation.
Hon. Minister of Mines, in explaining
the appropriation of $".500 for a Mining
and Water Commissioner, reiterated
the statement made In the�� House, that
there was no intention to interfere with
or inquire into the Eight-Hour Law.
Mr, Houston Objected to the expenditure, which he thought a useless on^.
Tiie money he thought would be spent
to much better advantage ln putting
the Assay Office at Victoria in good
shape,
Mr. Martin concurred in thinking that
the expenditure was a useless one. He
could not see what such a commission
was wanted Sor.
The Committee rose.
MR.  HELMCKEN'S  FRANCHISE
BILL.
The House went into Committee of
the Whole, when Mr. Hebncken's Bill
re Works under Franchises under Private Acts wns taken up for consideration. Progress was not far advanced,
however, when'the Committee rose and
reported progress, and the House nd-
Journed until 2 o'clock to-morrow.
THE SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES,
The Supplementary Estimates for the
current fiscal year, brought down by
the Hon. Finance Minister on Thursday, total $132,603.50. In addition to
the Items already published, to wit,
provision for a Normal School at Vancouver, $2,500; Reformatory at Vancouver. $10,000; Government House,
Victoria. $30,000; Porcupine District
Mining Commission, $3,600; New Westminster fire relief. $20,000; salary of the
new Official Surveyor of Taxes and Inspector of Revenue, $1,800; allowance
is made for Increases in the salaries of
clerks and other officers in the Civil and
Judiciary departments, amounting in
the whole to $3,360: ln addition the
Foreman at the Provincial Home at
Kamloops will he In receipt of additional salary of $10 per mensem. The
Government has been lavish ln its provision for hospitals and charities, under which head the following items may
be noted: In aid of Resident Physician,
Atlin, $500; In aid of Resident Physician, Ashcroft, $200; in aid of Resident
Physician, Princeton-Allison, $300;
grant to Royal   Columbian   Hospital,
New Westminster, $6,000; assistance towards building hospitals, $6,000. Under
Public Works, Including provision for
works and buildings, roads, streets and
wharves, the following are itemised:
Government buildings, Goat River Mining Division, $1,500; Public Schools
throughout the Province (construction
and repairs), additional to $43,500 voted,
$10,000; Cowichan District: Road, Mt,
Sicker (refund of 'amount expended on
repairs) J223.50; Westminster District
(Delta Hiding): Yale Trunk Road, additional to $2,000 voted. $750; Lillooet District (West Riding): Trail from mouth
of Bridge River, 8 miles, conditional,
$600; West Kootenay District (HI..can
Hiding): Road, Ainsworth to Highland
District, completion, $l��0; West Kootenay District (Rossland Hiding): Road
from Rossland to Sophie Mountain,
completion, conditional, $6,500; trull to
Franklin Camp, North Fork Iv ttle River. $8,000.
Miscellaneous Items include additional grants as follows: Advertising,
$4,000; Library, Legislative, $700; refunds, $10,000; In aid of Militia. $160;
Board of Health, $2,000: and tlie following new expenditure: Dairymen's Association, guarantee against loss on importation of thoroughbred stock, conditional, $500; grant to School of Mines,
conditional, $2,500; grant to City of New
Westminster for relief of sufferers by
fire, $20,000; grant to City of Sandon. on
condition of providing for Government
Office required, $5,000; apparatus, bacteriological and fitting up room, $1,500;
Mining and Water Commission, $3,500;
laboratory, Victoria, maintenance, $600,
Included in the return brought down
is an estimate of the moneys necessary
to be granted to make good certain
sums expended for the public service,
for the year ended June 30th, 1899, nnd
to indemnify the several officers and
persons for making such expenditure.
These sums total $44,749,42, and include
public works expenditure totalling $14,-
563.86, surveys throughout the Province, $37.64; paid* Into the Sinking
Fund of the Public Debt, $2.8S0.74; Department of Mines, salaries, $1,580.63;
Administrative Staff, Casslar District,
salaries, $613.50; registration of voters
and revision of voters' lists, $84.75; Asylum for Insane, New Westminster, $7.-
609.23; in aid of educating the deaf and
dumb, $37S.30; in aid of destitute poor
and sick, $1,103.20; criminal punishments, $9.36; keep of prisoners, $331,22;
rents, $278.20; educational grants: Victoria City District, $353.64; Vancouver
City District, $2,110.20; South Victoria
Distriot, $4.83; transport, charges on remittances, $375.84. The last head, miscellaneous, covers necessary supply of
$14,144.28.
TWENTY-FIFTH   DAY.
Victoria, Aug. 24.���Although prorogation has been looked forward to as a
possibility this week, it is still a matter
of considerable speculation just when
the close will come. Bsfore the House
adjourned at 11 o'clock this evening,
some talk was exchanged as to the
probable time of getting through. The
Government gave it out that it would
be impossible to finish In two days,
and It was upon that assurance that
consent was obtained to adjournment
over Saturday, at a rather early hour
in the evening. Then there is a picnic In contemplation for a couple of
the early days of next week, and unless the plans for that event are altered, there is the chance of the session
running through another week.
Considerable talk has occurred In
Parliamentary circles as to the probable fate of the Grand Forks & Kettle
River'Railway Bill. Mr. Garden succeeded to-day in having the Bill restored to live Order Paper, on the
ground that the defeat of the motion
for the second reading did not throw
the Bill out. When urging reconsideration of the 'BUI, he made it clear
that he wished It to come up for second
reading to-day; in fact, his motion
was amended to make that point un-
mlstakeable, the word "present" being
Inserted to Indicate the sitting at
which it was to be considered. In
spite of that, however, the House did
not see fit to give opportunity when
he sought to move the second reading
this evening. The question now is
whether an opportunity will be allowed to give the Bill a fair chance to go
through.
Evidence was forthcoming to-day
that there aro many mining communities which look with disfavor upon the
proposal to inquire into the mining
laws. The petitions presented by Mr.
Green, as reported below, contain several thousand names, and It Is understood that further petitions may be
presented  before prorogation.
The House met at 2 o'clock p.m.
Mr. Green presented a number of
petitions from the citizens of Kaslo,
Sllverton, and Sandon, protesting
against the appointment of a commission to enquire into the mining industry.
THK GRAND ForjKS & KETTLT3
RIVER BILL.
MR. GARDEN asked permission to
move that the Grand Forks & Kettle
River Railway Bill be read a second
time. Notice to this effect had been
given by Mr. Green, who h��d consented to his taking the matter In
hand. Mr. Garden explained that the
defeat of the imotlon for the second
reading of the Bill, accomplished in
nie;ht session a couple of days ago,
did not necessarily call for the Bill being taken from the Order Paper, and
held that It was quite competent for
him to move that the Bill now be read
a second time.
MiR. GREEN said that on Wednesday night, when the Bill came up for
consideration, the hour being late, he
was in the restaurant having supper.
When he returned to the Chamber, he
was surprised to find that the motion
for the second reading of the Bill had
been up and defeated. Upon looking
about he found that most of the members had left the House, and he naturally felt aggrieved in the matter. He
thought It was customary to ring the
bell when divisions were being taken,
and this had not been done- As the
Bill   was  a  very   Important   one,    ho
considered It should have the consideration of the full House. He therefore asked that it be restored to the
Order Paper, holding with Mr. Garden that the defeat of the motion did
not necessarily mean that the measure
was thrown out.
The motion carried after some discussion, and the Bill was restored to the
Order Paper for second reading during the present sitting of the House.
QUESTIONS.
Mr. Garden asked the Hon. the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works the following question:
Is it the intention of the Government
to appoint timber cruisers to thoroughly examine the timber lands of
the Province, and tn report thereon,
with the object in view of setting
apart timber bertha, to be offered for
sale by public competition?
The Hon. Mr. Wells replied as follows:
"The Government has already taken
initiatory steps towards a more extended examination of the timber lands
of the Province, and applying the competitive system, so far as it is expedient 'to do."
*   BILLS ADVANCED.
The Land Registry Bill was rend a
third time and finally passed.
The Bill to amend the Tramway Act
was taken up in Committee of tlie
Whole and read clause by clause.
Mr. Martin offered an amendment to
permit tramways to be built to the International boundary line, such lines
being prohibited under the Act. He
had. however, negleoted to give notice
of the alteration, and it was allowed
to stand over to enable this to be done.
The Committee rose and reported
progress.
Consideration of the Railway Assessment Act In Committee of the Whole
was deferred upon request of the Attorney-General, who stated that he
had received telegrams Intimating that
a deputation from 'Revelstoke would
wait upon the Government In regard
to It.
The Bill to amend the Elections Act
was considered In Committee of the
Whole, and reported complete without amendment.
The Bill to amend the Licence Act
was also taken up in Committee of
the Whole.
'Mr. Brown wanted to amend the Bill
by fixing a minimum penalty for trading without licence.
The amendment was rejected, and
the Bill was reported up without amendments, read a third tim^and finally
passed.
The House went into Committee of
tlie Whole on the Bill to amend the
Mineral Act. A couple of amendments were offered, which were not
considered, owing to no notice of motion having been given. It was ordered that the proposed changes be printed to be dealt with at the next sitting
of the House.
The Committee rose and reported
progress,
THE  COAL AND COKE TAX.
HON. MiR. TURNER moved the second reading of the Bill to Impose a tax
on coal and coke. He explained that
the Bill had not been brought in exactly in the form Intended. It was
not the intention that the present tax
should be ln addition to the other taxes
now Imposed. The tax on the personal
property of the mining Industry was
to be remitted, for the reason as already explained that If it were continued, there would be dual taxation,
which would operate most unfairly-
It was therefore proposed to exempt
the coal mines from all taxation except the 5 cents per ton and the royalty. He proposed to amend the Bill
In this way when It came up in Committee of the Whole.
MJR. MARTIN pointed out a peculiarity in the Bill, which was that
those coal mines that paid royalty
would be placed nt a disadvantage to
those which had no royalty to pay In
meeting the tax of 5 cents per ton on
the output. It was a question whether
it would not be fairer to make the tax
on the output Of the mines hat had
no royalty to pay a larger that It was
on the others. He .thought, too, there
was room for some safeguard as to the
output of the mines ceasing or falling
away appreciably. He thought the remission of the personal property tax
should only apply when a mine had
b'ien operated to an extent to satisfy
the  Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council.
HON. MIR. TUiRNEH admitted that
there was something to consider in
the point taken by Mr. Martin as to
the necessity for fixing a minimum
output. As to the objection that the
tax would operate unfairly against
mines tbat now paid royalty, he held
that relatively they would be In the
same position as to the application of
the tax-
MR. helmcken thought there was
a question as to whether the coal mining Industry would stand the lax of 5
cents per ton. He saw a possibility
that some of the mines might be closed
in consequence of it, nnd a large number of men thrown out of employment
as a result. There was a large export
trade in coal with the United States,
which had to compete there against
duty and cost of transportation. This
additional burden might render that
competition impossible, and the result
of the loss of that trade would he
grave. While the Bill was rightly conceived, it went too far, and should be
tempered to tho present wants of tlie
coal mining Industry. He thought, too,
that capitalists might be influenced
from investing In the industry by the
proposed tax. He also argued that a
sliding scale might be devised so that
the tax might be applied proportionately to the circumstances of the different mines.
MR. R. SMITH reviewed the question from the standpoint of the consumer and the employee in the mines.
He saw reason to think that either in
the wages paid to the miner or In the
price charged to the consumer, the
proposed tax would be made good to
the mine-operators. He did not wish
to detract from the credit which be-
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LARDEAU EAGLti,
FERGUSON, B.C.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBERS, 1000.
BRIGHT PROSPECTS.
For tho very reason that a casual
observer would Imagine that tho town
is quiet tbo EAOLE ia prepared to
demonstrate tbat it is to tho best interests of all concerned. Wben men are
not loafing around town���not even one
necessarily idle man���they are out in
tho hills, either employed by mining
companies or "producing" for themselves. And when the winter sets in
the hotelmen will have loss "holding
up" to do, and this fall receive, in
many instances, last winters board
account. There must be at least 300
men working in the district, besides
superintendents, surveyors, etc., and
including the men now employed
repairing trails tbere will be' even
more than that number. None of these
men receive loss than $3.00 a day, if
employees. This alone shows an
average payroll of over $1,000 a day or
say $110,000 a month, for nearly all
work seven days a week. Thon thore
is the pack trains and "diamond-hitch
men," steadily employed packing supplies to the mines nnd in a few instances
ore down tho hill, or timber to the
tunnels. The pack horses load early
in the morning and away���the town is
seemingly quiet, but just pause and
think of the development which is
talcing placo this season. There Is
more actual progress than for the last
live years. The Triune mino is only
one instance. There is more ore
blocked out and more work in sight
for this winter than ever before.
Where there was 500 tons shipped last
winter, there will bo at least 2,500 tons
this ono. The Triuno alone will ship
all told 250 tons before Christmas, and
this ore will net between $275 and $300
a ton, aftor paying $i" a ton for transportation and treatment. The Nettle
Tj.'s'outpnt will be not less than 750
tons, of $150 to $200 ore. Then tbe
Sliver Cup, with its ever increasing
gold values���ineroascd from $5 on the
surface to $40 at 355 ft. depth���and
high-grade silver-lead product, past
shipments having always netted from
$100 to $175 a ton. It will, the EAGLE
is informed, ship 1500 tons. Then
comes a half dozen properties which
are just leaving the "prospect" juncture and developing into young mines.
Theso will send out small smelter test
shipments. Consider what all this
means to a camp. The Lardeau has
mado progress, and encouraging too,
cvon as against fate. Hallway or no
railway, this district cannot bo kept
from soon occupying a position In the
front row as a mineral producer. The
blotan had to and did como through
this stage of tho proceedings, The
pioneers of the Lardeau are made of
the same clay and possess tho same
bull-dog tenacity. And for this reason
we arc bound to como out on top In the
long run. Wo will hold her down-
though under the surveillance of the
sheriff and none too certain of tho next
Square, We have personally visited
tho mining properties in this district,
saw the mineral, sized up the certain
prospects for the future, and pinned
ou?' faith on the Lardeau. And "hore
shall the people's rights tho press
maintain, unawed by influence un-
bribed by gain."
SCREAMLETS.
Pin your faith to the Lardeau.
Canada should own the C. P. E.
Canada should abolish the Senate.
Watch tho Lardeau's ore output increase.
Many a man lays  down  his  life  iu
trying tu lay up money.
While the fool is waiting for an
opportunity the wise man makes one.
The Lardeau's totul payroll for the
last throe months will roach over $100,
000.  "_
If a man has good judgment he
occasionally uses the judgment of
others.
The man who doesn't know what he
wants Is always kicking because be
doesn't get It.
SANCTUM SHORTSTOPS
The government might do better
than tax daily 40-ton shippers two per
cent. Thoy could get 100 per cent, by
working all tho mines upon their own
account.���New Denver Ledge.
The provincial government would
have acted more wisely had they
increased the taxation on the liquor
traffic and let the ore output, pack
trainmen and mines down lighter.
The one is a 'luxury, tho others have
enough troublos to contend with
already.
If'tho opposition in the provincial
legislature have done nothing more
they have made the speaker earn his
salary. A noticeable feature is that
real friends of labor, such as Ralph
Smith, always kept within parliamentary bounds. Many of the new
members sat out the entire session like
'leaf nnd dumb mutes.
If the Dominion Express company
were appealed to in a proper manner
there is no reason why tiiey would not
allow a duly secured olllco here take
charge of parcels from Arrowhead for
this district, to be released at'thelr
destination!' Mauager Fdrd of Winnipeg is alwaya willing In do his best.
Why not try It Messrs. Craig & Hillman? It will save you time, money
and trouble and be "a thing of beauty
and a joy forever" to tho long suffering
public In tho Lardeau.
While there may bo a thousand
pities that wo have no railway, and
many good reasons why we should
havo one, what is the use of the Topio
barking away at the C.P.R. In one
column of tin issue and singing praises
of the government that fosters this
'great monopoly in the next. The
railway officials may have deceived us.
But the only remedy and the sure one
is to encourage the formation of a
government which will pledge itself to
buy and control thoso huge private
monopolies. Monopolies are good for
the people if tlie people -own and control them.
As It Is next to Impossible In tho
present state of Canadian politics to
make a distinction between the great
(,;) parties who vie with each other for
the privilege of controlling the destiny nf this country, we think it would
be in the best Interests of Canada for
tho people to rise up and register an
almighty kick against the past and
present systems of govornmont and
demand tlie right of the referendum in
all publio questions, thereby shifting
the load of responsibility from our (so
called) representatives, and ut the
same time allowing the pooplo In participate in tho pastime of controlling
the destiny of thoir own country.���
Banff Gazette.
The Lardeau doesn't need a railway
to give better net returns lor ore shipments than any other raining camp in
the Dominion, excepting possibly one
or two instances In the Slocan.
If Sir Charles Tupper would take a
tumble and retire from tho leadership
of tho Conservative party, and Hugh
John Macdonald were given his place,
the Conservative party would lie materially strengthened in the west.
While the people are disgusted with
Laurior's record of broken promises,
they have also an overdose of Tupper-
ism. Hugh John Maedonald's provincial government policy applied to the
Dominion���except the prohibition feature���Is what the people want. The
government ownership of railways
must be undertaken by the Dominion
authorities���the whole people. And
for this reason Hugh John's policy
would fill the bill. With Hugh John
Macdonald as premier and half adozen
Labor representatives from the west,
the people might expect an honest and
progressive government, ,
Smoke Cigars
And at all  times insist on the
box bearing THE BLUE LAI3EL.
It helps manufacturers to see the force
of paying fair and honest wages.
The Label Committee, C. M. I. U.
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On everything you buy is a guarantee
that tlie producers thereof receive a fair
rate of wages for its production,
Insist on having the label.
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HEADQUARTERS AT FERGUSON, B. 0,
Contracts entered into for packing of
Mining Supplies, etc., to any point
in the district.
Good, prompt service, aud any work
undertaken guaranteed.
freighting from Thomson's Landing
to Ferguson a specialty.
S. DANEY,  Proprietor.
Wholesale Markets L__
Rossland, Nelson, Sandon, Grand
Forks. Kevelstoke, Greenwood
and Vancouver.
Retail Markets	
Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Ymir,
Kaslo. Sandon, New Denver,
Sllverton, Cascade City, Grand
ForltB, Greenwood, Phconix,
Midway, Camp MeKinney, Revelstoke, Vancouver, Ferguson.
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uf
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Everything now nml up to   rte.
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Finest Willi's, Liquor* and Cigars.
Mining men's h und quarters.
I'hueriul dining room ; A I service.
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REFITTED AND REFURNISHED.
BEST ��2.00 A DAY HOUSE
IS THE LARDEAU DISTRICT.
..Hotel Lardeau..
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Ferguson, R C.
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ASD MINING MEN	
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The Bar is supplied with the best brands of:
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Headquarters for Mining and Commercial
Men.   Tenderfeet comforted,
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Improved Connecting Service to end from
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First class sleeper on all trains from
Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing.
Tourist Cars pass Revelstoke, daily for St.
Pan!, Fridays for Montreal and Boston, Sunday a and Wednesdays tot Toronto. Same ears
pass -Medicine Hat one day later.
Daily Train to and from Rcvclstoae and
main lino
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Daily Steamer, connecting for  Kootonaj
points and ("rows Newt Line
ft.46 lv ARROWHKAD arr 10.86
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.Ferguson, B. G.f ATMllUTE TO UNION 1,,'iHOK.
/
J, W. Hailttmn, a Kansas City
employer says of union labor: "In my
presont business * * * I bave employed
nono but union men. I have always
round them prompt, reliable and willing to work to my interests at all
times, I do not recall a case where
thoy havo made an unjust demand on
me. I have always understood that
my employes had certain rights, not as
union men, for this question Is very
rarely discussod in my offloe, but as
men whom I could respect as faithful
employes and who have always shown
a proper respect for my rights as an
employer. There is nothing In connection with the code of ethics of the
union that would prevent a man from
running his business in any manner
which he sees fit."
MONTHLY SCHOOL IlKPOKT.
The following are the names of the
pupils in the various classes arranged
according to merit.
Sen. III.   Ray H. Wilson.
Jr. III. Robt. A. Kirkpatrick, Louise M. Batho, Percy M. Wilson, Ethel
M. Batho.
II. Primer.   Mary L. Wilson.
I. Primer. Harry Batho, Clarke W.
Pettiplece.
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nor late: Ray Wilson, Louise M.
Batho, Percy Wilson, Ethel Batho,
Mary Wilson and Harry Batho.
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HENRY FLOYD, PROVINGIALPARLIAMENT
(Continued from pace Three. >
longed to the Premier for the Introduction of a proposition to tax an industry In which he was personally interested, but he was anxious that the
tax ahould be so regulated that the
consumer and wage earner would not
suffer in proportionate degree. He
also touched upon the point referred to
by Mr. Helmcken. that the export
trade might suffer through such a tax.
and showed that this applied particularly to the product of* the Nanaimo
���nine.", 75 or SO per cent, of which was
'exported Into the United States.
There was something tn that situation.
he thought, for the Government to
consider. The tax would not operate
so harshly upon the mines operated
by the Hon. Premier In this respect,
as the product of his mines was not
tto extensively exported. He had no
lh ten tion of voting against the second
rending of the Bit. but he thought that
these matters should be taken Into
aerlous consideration, with a view of
amending the Bill in Committee, so
that there might be no unjust discrimination anil In order to protect the
wage earner from suffering as a consequence of the tax.
MR. BROWN agreed with the last
speaker that the tendency of such a
tax would be to shift the burden upon
the wage earner or the consumer. He
thought it well In the present case,
however, to let the matter go through
without a lengthy discussion upon the
subtleties of the taxation question,
and if any weaknesses were discovered In the operation or the tax. Parliament could remedy the matter afterwards. Viewing the possibility of the
wokingman suffering as a result of
the tax. he thought the best protection In that regard would be given by
it Hoard or Court, which would fix the
wages to be paid,
MIR. HUNTER interpreted the remarks of the members for Victoria and
Nanaimo to be inspired by a desire to
protect Ihe interests of the coal
barons. Por himself he thought the
mine-owners were just as well able to
pay a tux as any other class in the
community. He did not anticipate
any bad result in tlie way of the mines
closlns down as a result of the proposed tax. He could not see any way
by which a sliding scale could be applied In connection with the tax.
MR. R. SMITH suggested that it
might be put on the profits of the
���nine operations.
MR. HUNTER did not agree with
this, because two concerns operating
under the same conditions could not
make the same profits. There were
good and bad managements and other
things which affected that. He thought
the 5-cent per ton tax should apply
to every ton of coal raised In the
Province without discrimination.
The motion was then put. and the
Illll was read a second time.
ASSESSMENT BILL.
The Bill to amend the Assessment
Act was read a second time, the Minister of Finance explaining briefly its
several clauses.
MR. CURTIS, referring to the section Increasing the tax on mines to
2 per cent, thought the tax would work
au injury to tlie mining interests. He
also considered that the proposed
change would tend to keep away investment. The financial world would
aot know that the amount Involved in
this increased tax was very small.
They would be Influenced by the Idea
that the taxation had been doubled.
The mining Industry was yet In its
infancy, and It was a mistake to have
the Idea go abroad that the Govern-
jnent was prepared to make Inroads
upon the profits. 'It was an unfair
tax. especially upon low-grade propositions. These properties had to ehlo
out an enormous quantity of ore to
realize any returns, and such a condition might cause many of these properties to discontinue business. Railway
rates nnd cost of transportation made
the shipment of ores a costly undertaking. ��nd this fact made any
additional Imposition upon them work
with greater disadvantage. He
thought before increasing the tnx 100
per cent., that the propriety of the
change should have been carefully inquired Into. The proposed Commission would have afforded excellent machinery for this purpose. Any way. If
the tux was to be Imposed, that Communion should be instructed to Inquire
into its operation, and the effect of Its
application. The mining Industry already contributed very heavily to the
revenues of tills Province. Two-fifths
of Ihe entire revenue was derived directly from thai source, and In addition
to that a considerable part of the revenue wns derived Indirectly from the
mlnir.; Industry. He hoped the ser-
tlon might yel be withdrawn, and the
tax not Imposed.
EVENING SESSION,
The House met again at 8:30 o'clock.
Hon.   Mr.   McBride moved  the second reading of the Phoenix Incorporation   Bill.    The people    of    Phoenix
were simply asking for certain privileges as enjoyed by other places to enable them to exercise corporate rights
for the development of the community.
The Bill was read.
THE  LAND ACT.
The Bill to amend the Land Act wm
read a second time. The measure na
explained by the Committee of Mines
provided that pre-emptors of Crown
lands ln arrears In the payments of
instalments of purchase money should
be entitled to obtain Crown
���rants upon payment of 75 per cent.
of the amount divided Into three Instalments.
MR. MUNRO congratulated the Government upon bringing In such a
measure and MR. OLIVER and MR.
GREEN also Joined in commendations,
MR. ELLISON trusted that the Government would see Its way to go still
further and  give   these   preemptions
free of charge, as an encouragment In
the settlement of the Province.
MR. HOUSTON also added a few
words of congratulation, and
MR. HUNTER'S voice too waa uplifted in recognition of the good character of the Bill. He thought something might be done also for the owners, and he proposed to bring in a
measure himself to allow prospectors
to have free use of wood required for
their own use.
MR. MAIRTIN thought the Government might have gone further and
thrown off the whole of the arrears,
instead of only a percentage. He also
pointed out that the BUI made no provision for any further preemptions, or
for those which had been paid for.
He looked upon the measure in Its present scope as a sort of premium for
non-payment. The question should be
met In its entirety a.nd on principle,
and a bill framed to meet the whole
question. He thought that while the
concession to those who owed money
would ibe much appreciated, those who
had paid their preemption claims
would feel aggrieved and would Immediately apply for a reifund, and he
(Mr. Martin) must say that he would
be Inclined to support them. *It seemed to him that the Hon. Chief Commissioner should have been prepared
with an explanation as to the principle upon which the Bill was framed.
If It was right that a certain percentage should be thrown off. why should
it not be right that the whole amount
should  be remitted?
MR. ROGERS thought there was
reason for discrimination in certain
cases, One settler would get a good
piece of land, where the process of
improvement was a difficult one, while
others would he more fortunate and secure a preemption which would yield
a remunerative return. Therefore there
was more reason for consideration in
some cases than In others. He thought
the Bill a good one.
'MR. BROWN considered it only reasonable that a rebate should be made
in cases where settlers had, owing to
difficulties, been unable to meet the
necessary payments, He pointed out
that there were other things besides
unfavorable land, which might be
considered in certain cases. Some settlers were unfavorably located as to
means of communication, roads and
conveniences for reaching the markets
and making a livelihood. He therefore
thought the Bill well conceived and
worthy of commendation.
MR. A. W. SMITH also spoke at the
Bill In complimentary terms.
HON. MR. TURNER did not agree
with the argument that the Bill would
operate as a bonus for not paying. It
was true that in cases settlers had
found difficulty in making enough
money to pay their claims, but there
were cases also which had fallen behind only because they had not been
properly looked after. He did not
agree that the Bill was unfair to those
pre-emptors who had settled their
claims. The Bill was framed for the
general good and in relieving one portion of the community in this respect,
the whole Province would receive a
benefit.
MR. REID said he had always advocated that the Government should give
free homesteads to settlers seeking lo
come In and people the country. Ho
therefore approved of the present Bill,
which went to some extent In that direction. The work of the farmer in
the Province was essential to its development. He had to labor under
many difficulties, and was worthy of
every consideration that the Government could give. He heartily supported the present Bill.
MR. NEILL pointed that under the
phraseology of the statute the pre-
emptor was only recognised as a sort
of lessee by the Province, that he
should hold the land only so long as
he continued to meet certain condi
tlons. He thought this was at
anomaly which should be remedied. It
was certainly not an encouragement
to those who might seek to come Into
the Province and take up lands fur
settlement.
HON. MR. McBRIDE construed the
remarks offered by Ml. Martin Into a
contention that there was some grave
fault to be found with the Government
and proceeded to show that looking at
It in that light, he (Mr. Martin) at
least was not entitled to any particular praise for what he had done In the
way of assisting the fanners. He ended up by putting In a word for the
Bill.
Mil. McPHILLIPS would have been
pleased If the Government had reduced the concession still further, holding
that the farmer was worthy of every
consideration.
MR. GILMOUR agreed that there
was something In the point taken by
Mr. Martin, that the settlers who hud
paid their claims would have a grievance under the present Bill. Many of
them had saved and struggled to meet
their obligations and were far from
being well to do at the present time
Why, therefore, should they not be entitled to equal consideration at least
with those who perhaps through want
ot thrift had not paid their pre-emp
tion taxes.
MR. McINNES saw a good deal of
reason in the argument put forward
by Mr. Martin, and resented the allusion of the Minister of Mines to
what had not been done by the Opposition Leader in behalf of the farming
community.
IMR. HELMCKEN contributed to the
shower of compliments directed toward
the spokesman for the Bill, agreeing
that the agriculturist merited a
greater share nt attention In that regard than had hitherto been accorded to
him. He suggested that some similar
relief might be given to occupants of
small holdings as that conferred In the
Bill before the House.
IN COMMITTEE.
The motion for the second reading
of the Bill was then put and carried,
and the BUI was taken up in Commit
tee of the Whole, and subjected to a
few technical amendments.
Mr. Helmcken took occasion to ask
the Hon. Commissioner of Lands and
Works for an expression of opinion as
to whether the Government would consider the suggestion he had made as
to giving relief to small holders.
Hon. Mr. Wells said the suggestion
was an important one and would receive the attention of the Government.
However,' the question had Its difficulties. As to the long leases these
holders were under, that method had
its advantages as well as disadvantages.
The lease holders lind the privilege of
purchasing, at the end of their lease,
or before, and whatever .payments they
had made were accounted in the purchase price. The suggestion was a
good one, however, and would receive
careful attention at the hands of the
Government.
Mr. Kldd hoped the Government
would consider the propriety of dividing more of the lands of the Province
Into small holdings and so contribute
to the population of the Province.
The Committee ruse and reported the
Bill complete with amendments.
AN ATLIN CASE.
The Pine Creek Discovery Bill was
read a second time. The Bill provided
that the "Discovery'' Placer Claim, in
the Atlin Lake Mining Division, should
be vested in Fred Miller and Kenneth
McLaren, who had been proven to be
the discoverers of tlie claim.
MR. McBRIDH explained that this
was one of the cases dealt with by
Mr. Justice Irving last year, who had
given bis approval to the Bill.
MR. STABLES asked how the Bill
would affect miners who had erected
buildings on the claim in question?
HON. MR. McBRIDE replied that in
that connection there might be some
hardship, but there was a good deal of
ground for it under the circumstances.
MR. MARTIN suggested that some
provision should be made to meet
cases where miners had gone in and
erected buildings not knowing that
any question would be raised as to
vesting the claims in certain parties.
HON. Mr. McBRIDE answered that
there was a townsite there and he did
not think any serious revolution would
result ln that regard.
The Bill was then considered in Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Martin thought the Government
should protect those persons who had
settled In that district In good faith
and erected buildings. He proposed
an amendment providing thalt it should
not be legal to disturb any of these
settlers, except for the purpose of
working a placer mine. This would
protect these people from exercising a
bogus right over the land.
Hon. Mr. Prentice thought the
amendment offered by the Leader at the
Opposition a good one, and
Mr. Clifford also endorsed the proposed amendment, as a protecting
clause.
The amendment was adopted.
The Committee rose and reported the
Bill as amended.
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES.
The House then resolved Itself into
Committee of Ways and Means, when
the Supplementary Estimates were
finally disposed of. The Committee
rose, and the Estimates finally passed.
ANTI-OORIENTAILISM AGAIN.
The Bill to Incorporate the Pacific,
Northern & Omlneea Railway Company was taken up for third reading.
MR. McINNES moved that the motion for the third reading of the Bill be
discharged and that the Bill be recommitted tfor the purpose of considering the following amendment: "No
person who Is unable to read this Act
and the 'British Columbia Railway
Act,' shall be employed In the construction or operation of the undertaking hereby authorised, under a penalty
of five dollars per day for each and
every person so employed ln eontraven
Hon of this section, to be recovered
on complaint of any person under the
provisions of the 'Summary Convictions Act.' This section shall not apply to or affect In any way any person who is on the Register ot Voters
in any electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia,
any Indian or person of Caucasian
blood." He explained that his reason
for again introducing this amendment
was because under the General Act now
before the House, no provision was
made for excluding Orientals from the
work of operation of railways. The
prohibition only applied to the work
of construction, whioh was only a
small part of the employment question
In that regard.
MR. MARTIN expressed disappointment that the provision proposed In
the amendment hud not been Included In the General Act. He had not
been present when that Bill was discussed und therefore had no opportunity of offering nny criticism.
MR. GREEN, as promoter of the
Bill, objected, to the amendment, as he
thought Its incorporation might endanger the constitutionality of the Act.
MR. CURTIS thought the resolution
a very proper one and was strongly
In favor of Its Incorporation in the Bill
before the House.
MR. McPHILLIPS saw objection In
putting these provisions In private
acts, and
MR. MARTIN agreed that It would
have been better to have such a clause
embodied In the General Act, but unfortunately that had not been done.
MR. HUNTER opposed the amendment. He did not favor having such
clauses Introduced Into bills of that
nature.
The vote was then taken, and names
being called for, there appeared:
For the amendment: Messrs. Martin, Curtis, Brown, Munro, R. Smith,
Mclnnes, Gimour, E. C. Smith, Oliver,
Nelll.-lO.
Against the amendment: Messrs.
Green, Kldd, McPhillips, Helmcken,
Tatlow, Garden, Hayward, Fulton,
Clifford, A. W. Smith, EbertB, Duns
muir, Turner, Prentice, Wells, McBride, Pooley, Rogers, Hunter, Taylor, Mounce.���21,
MR. GARDEN'S MOTION.
MR. GARDEN requested at this
stage that the Grand Forks & Kettle
River Railway BUI be taken up for
Its second reading, in conformity with
the arrangement come to during the
afternoon, but this was not granted,
it being stated that the Bill would
have to appear on the Order Paper,
and the Orders were of course printed vhen the arrangement with Mr.
Garden was made.
THE PREMIER here rose (at 11 o'clock) and moved the adjournment of
the House until Monday at 2 o'clock.
MR. GARDEN protested that It was
only fair that this Bil should be considered at the present time. When
he moved during the afternoon to have
the Bll restored, he had understood
that Its second reading would be allowed during the present sitting of the
House, ln fact his motion was amended expressly to make that clear.
MR. MARTIN mildly demurred to
the proposed adjournment. He thought
with the close af the session so well
in eight, that no time should be wasted. He thought by continuing the
present sitting, somewhat longer, and
by meeting again on Saturday, prorogation might be reached by Monday
at least. He also thought that the
second reading of the Kettle River
Railway BUI might be proceeded with,
and trusted that no attempt would be
made by the Government to bring the
session to a close with surprising
quickness.
HON. MR. EBERTS said It would
be impossible to bring the business to
a close by extending the length of the
present sitting and meeting again on
Saturday, and upon this assurance
MR. MARTIN rested content.
MR. PRICE-ELLISON here rose and
entered a protest. A Parliamentary
picnic he understood had been arranged for Tuesday and Wednesday af next
week. The House was now adjourning at a rather early hour until Monday. Was It the Intention to let the
picnic programme force an adjournment from Monday until Thursday?
If so he decidedly objected. There
were members In the House whose time
was valuable. As representatives of
the people they were of course expected to remain until the business of the
country was disposed of, but centain-
ly no mere parliamentary pleasances
should be permitted to detain them,
and at the same time intenfere with
the business of the House. It was all
very well for members who resided under the shadow of the Government
Buildings, but such an arrangement
would be decidedly Inconvenient to
those who came from the Mainland
and from distant parts of the Province, He thought it was well understood that the business could be finished In two days If the House exhibited a little zeal ln Ihe matter, and
he thought they should not adjourn at
such an early hour, but go ahead with
the business and meet again the following day.
The House adjourned until 2 o'clock
on Monday.
NOTICE OF QUESTION.
Mr. Helmcken, on Monday next will
ask the Hon. the Attorney-General���
It is a fact that Instructions have
been given to the Registrar af the Supreme Court at Victoria to allow and
permit the Mercantile Agencies to
search the records of the office for
writs issued against defendants? Is
the Government aware this right Is
denied by the Registrar to the legal
profession, unless the name of some
plaintiff Is given?
NOTICE OF MOTION.
Mr. Martin will move, on consideration of the Report on Bill (No. 59) Intituled "An Aot to amend the 'Tramway Incorporation Act,' " to add the
following as a new section:���
"Section 2 of said Act Is hereby repealed, and the following substituted
therefor:���
2. This Act shall not empower any
company formed hereunder to parallel with Its line of tramway, in whole
or in part, the Nakusp & Socan Rail-
way, but it shall not be deemed to
prevent any such company from constructing works which may act as
feeders to either of said railways, and
no such feeder shall be deemed a parallel line within the meaning of this
section."
Mr. Fulton will move, In Committee
of the Whole on BUI (No. 60) Intituled
"An Act to amend the 'Mineral Act,' "
to Insert as Section 5 the following:���
"6. Section 24 of the 'Mineral Act,'
as amended by Section 5 of tbe 'Mineral Act Amendment Act, 189s,' is here,
by amended by adding the following:���
Provided, further, that any free
miner shall at any time have the right
of receiving and recording a certificate
or certificates of work tfor all or any
assessment work, done by him or any
predecessor in title since the recording of his claim, ln excess of the value
for which he or any predecessor ln title
has already obtained a certificate or
certificates of work, .provided that at
the time af applying for such add!
tlonal certificate or certificates of work
such claim is still In good standing
in the oflice of the Mining Recorder,
and has not lapsed or otherwise become invalid; and provided that the
affidavit required by this section shall
state the total amount of work done
ln each year "Since the date of record
of the mineral claim, and the value
thereof for each of such years."
The Hon. Mr. Turner will move, in
Committee of the Whole on Bill (No.
61) Intituled "An Act to levy a Tax on
Coal and Coke," to strike out section
5 and Insert ln place thereof the following:���
"5. The taxes imposed by this Act
shall be in addition to all royalty Imposed by any other act, or ln any way
'reserved to the use of Her Majesty,
but shall be In substitution for all
taxes upon the land from which said
coal Is mined, so long as said land 1.
not used for other than coal mining;,
purposes, or upon the land necessarily
and actually used for the purpose of
operating coke ovens; and shall also
be ln substitution for all taxes upon
the personal property used in the
working of the said coal lands and
coke ovens."
Mr. Martin will move that the following new Rules of Order be adopted by the House:���
65a. The following words shall be
adopted as a Model Railway Bill:���
65b. All private bills for acts of incorporation of or In amendment of acts
Incorporating railway companies shall
be drawn in accordance with the Model;
Bill, copies of which may be obtained
from the Clerk of the House.
(a.) The provision contained In any
bill which are not ln accord with the
Model BUI shall be Inserted between
brackets.
(b.) Any exceptional provisions that
It may be proposed to insert in any
bill shall be clearly specified In tho
notice of application for the same.
TWENTY-SIXTH  DAY.
Victoria, August 27.
It has now been finally decided tbat
prorogation will take place on Thursday. Practically, however, the business of the session will be finished tomorrow night, it having been mutually
���freed to extend the sitting as long as
necessary to enable this to be done.
The interim between the close of tomorrow's sitting and Thursday will be
devoted to pleasure, .for as already reported, the Premier .has arranged to
give members a trip over the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway. It is expected that many of the members, especially those from distant parts of the
Province, will leave for home to-morrow
so that the chances are that the benches-
will be pretty empty when members
line up for the formal closing on Thursday.
A great deal of business was despatched to-day, and. the Order Paper-
was 'fairly well disposed of when adjournment took place at 6 o'clock. Ira
order to suit the convenience of some
hon. members who bad evening engagements, a recess was taken until 10��
o'clock to-night.
The House met at 2 o'clock p. m.
UNPOPULAR MINING COMMIS-
, SION.
Mr. iGreen presented a number of
numerously signed petitions from residents of Slocan City, Whitewater, New-
Denver, Ymir, and 'Sllverton, protesting;
against the proposed Mining Commission.
Mr. Houston presented a petition f rom-
residents of NeUon on the same sub-
iect.
E. & N. RAILWAY BELT.
Mr. Ralph 'Smith presented the following report from the Select Committee to inquire Into the claims of certain settlers within the Esquimalt 6c
Nana.'mo Railway Belt:
"Your Committee respectfully recommends that, as it is necessary to go
thoroughly into this matter, and the
time at the disposal of your Committee during the present session of the
House is entirely Inadequate to go into
the question aa completely as it desires,.
and thus Anally settle the matter, your
present Select Committee, Messrs..
Helmcken, Oliver, Neill, Mclnnes, McBride and R. Smith, be appointed a.
Commission to sit during the recess,
with authority to call and examine witnesses and report at the next session
of the House."
The report was received, but a motion for the suspension of the Rules to-
allow It to be adopted forthwith, ��w
objected to and withdrawn,
OWNERSHIP OF INDIAN RESERVES.
MR. NEILL moved the following resolution:
"That this House urge upon (he Government the necessity of negotiating
with the Dominion authorities, with a
view to the settlement of the dlBpttte
now trending between the Dominion*
and Provincial Governments, as to the ���
actual and ultimate ownership of the-
Indian Reserves in this Province, and
that, pending such settlement, mutually
arranged regulations may be issued',,
under whioh free miners <may locate
and work mineral claims on Indian Reserves and obtain rights of way
through such reserves, when necessary
for I he working of any mineral claims."
He explained that a great many good
mining propositions were rendered useless because of the Inability of miners
to work on reserved land under present arrangements; ond pointed out
that In muny cases miners had located
claims and opened up properties without knowing that they were on the reserves at all. There was, therefore,
great necessity for having the ownership of the reserves unmistakably determined and that ln the meantime miners should -have the rlirht to locate afld
work claims on the reserves.
MR. TATLOW and MR. A. W.
SMITH recognised the importance of'
tho proposal contained In the resolution and .hoped that Bteps would betaken along the lines suggested therein..
HON. MR. McBRIDE said that negotiations were already under way between the Provincial and Dominion authorities looking to a settlement of this,
matter. The Government fully recognised the importance of having these-
lands available for mining operations.
The resolution was adopted.
TBE  NATAL ACT.
The following motion was put on record by Mr. Garden, who said that It
would afford the House an opportunity
If It so desired, to discuss the matter
fully;
"That the House resolve Itself Into.
Committee of the Whole and a resolution be adopted, respectfully calling on
the Dominion Government to pass tbe
Natal Act respecting Immigrants, and
that 'the same be signal by any member
of this House desiring to do so."
In Committee, Mr. Garden offered the-
following resolution:
"That whereas the wave of Mongo-
to i (
Han Immigration Is Increasing in vol- Court judges was also adopted in con- ments at Coquttlaim, Maple Ridge, Pitt
ume at such an alarming rate that it neetion with the above resolution. Tt Meadows, Matsqui and Chilliwack, or
threatens to overwhelm all the Indus- asked that their salaries be fixed at such of them as might be found neces-
trles connected  with the development  W.000, and that the whole cost should  sarv.
of the natural resources of this Pro- tie borne by the Dominion Government, PRINTING   COMMITTEE,
vince, whether   the   fisheries, lumber, a   MINT. The Printing Committee reported re-
mineral or agricultural; '    The Hm]se also decided unanimously commending that the recently submit-
That during the first six months of tnat Htg jjonor tne Li��u tenant-Go ver- ted returns showing the number of
the present year over 7,000 Japanese nor BnouW be asked t"o communicate votes polled during the last election
alone have landed on our shores; a with the Ottawa authorities with a view should be printed for the information
number of whom however are said to of having ft mint MtiablUhed, in Br|ti8h of t'he House,
Columbia.
have crossed to the United States;
And that out of a total population of QUESTIONS
���say   260,000,   or   about   40,000 working, w
white men, we have a probable Mongo-      Mr. Mclnnes asked the Government
lian working .population of 20,000; | the following questions:
That the above proportion is contln-!    1,   Have any speciail constables been
ually being changed <by a constant In-  appointed to enforce the provisions of
flux-of these undesirable people, and
white immigration is deterred by dread
-of competition with them;
And that the well known low conditions of life under which the Mongo-
the "Game Protection Act, 189S"? If so,
who are they and when were they ap-
. pointed?
2. 'Have any complaints -been made
by  any  such   "specials'*   against  any
Hans live render it impossible for white porstn?'   If so, whom?
men, with their higher standard of living, to compete successfully;
And that, while being loyal to the
Throne wnd Constitution of our country, we consider the 'highest form of
loyalty. Is fidelity to our own race;
And that British Columbia, being an
integral portion of the British Empire,
we consider that hand in hand with the
���development of its enormous natural
wealth, the efforts of legislators should
be to gain a population who will! understand the principles of self government and enhance the preBtlge of our
���country, besides affording an opportunity for the working people of our own
race to make a respectable 'living for
then selves and families;
And 'because, also, on the broader and
more general ground that civilisation
and Christianity are said to be particularly safeguarded and -advanced under the British Constitution, it is therefore unwise to permit the extension of
heathenism outside of the countries in
which It now exists;
Therefore, be it resolved, that a copy
���of this resolution, signed by the members of this House as may desire to do
so, be forwarded to the Governor-Gen-
eral-ln-Councll, praying that the Natal
Immigration Act, or such modification
of it as will suit our urgent needs, be
passed and enforced, and that other
legislation, which falls within the powers of the Dominion House of Commons, be passed, which may tend to remedy the evil with which this Province
Is at present struggling."
>Mr. Martin thought it useless to call
upon the Dominion Government to act
in the matter, when this House itself
refused to do Its duty In that regard.
The Government side, assisted by the
mover of the resolution, had joined in
voting against the efforts of the Opposition to exercise the powers of the
Province so far as they would go. For
Instance, there was a labor Bill before
the House, whioh the Opposition wanted tc apply to the operation of railway
companies generally, but which the
Government proposed to limit to the
work of construction only. Again, the
hon,. mover of the resolution proposed
now to call upon the 'Dominion Government to pass the Natal Act, and to
blame that House for not doing Its
��� duty, when he himself deliberately
thwarted the efforts of the Opposition
to do in this House all its powers permitted. The resolution appeared to
him to be of a bogus character, and he
could, therefore, have no part or parcel
in It. He did not hesitate to condemn
his political friends at Ottawa where
he thought they deserved it in this
connection, but he thought It came with
very bad grace from the hon. gentlemen
who with others on the Government
side of the House, had failed to do his
duty In regard to this important matter,
Mr. Tatlow took it that the hon.
Leader of the Opposition had made an
attack upon himself and colleague, because they had voted against certain
added clauses proposed to the railway
acts. When they had taken that stand,
tt was with the assurance that a clause
would be embodied in the General Bill
before the 'House, whioh would prevent the employment of Chinese and
. Japanese In the operation as well as
construction of any railways In this
Province. The Idea of embodying such
a clause In the private bills was objectionable also because of the tendency It
might have to retard railway development In the Province.
Mr. Garden corroborated Mr. Tnt-
Iow'b statement as to the understanding uron which they had acted in taking a i i-.-itlon with reference to the exclusion of Oriental labor.
Mr. Martin rose to ask for Information. It was stated that the Government bad given assurance to embody
a clause ln the General Act applying
to work of operation. He observed
that the General BUI was on the Orders for Us third reading, so he presumed It was the Intention to have It
recommitted for amendment. More
than that, an amendment offered by
Mr. Mclnnes the other day, covering
this rolnt, wns voted down so enthtis-
tastlctilly that It was an agreeable surprise now to find that there was yet
time for repentance, and that some suggestions of the Opposition could be
found worthy of adoption.
After discussion of a ramibllng character, It was ordered that the full text  parties dividing as usual.
The Hon. Mr. Eberts replied as follows;
"1. On the 16th of August, 1900, Robert Henry Pooley and John H. Gillespie were appointed special constables,
without salary, lo enforce the provisions of the 'Game Protection Act,
1898.'
2, .The said special constables made
no complaints against any person."
Mr. Helmcken asked the Hon. Attorney-General the following questions:
1. Is It a fact.that instructions have
been given to the Registrar of the Supreme Court at Victoria to allow and
permit the mercantile agencies to
search the records of the oflice for writs
Issued against defendants?
2, Is the Government aware that this
right is denied by the Registrar to the
legal profession, unless the name of
some plaintiff is given?
The Hon. Mr. Eberts replied as follows:
1. "Yes. About six months ago instructions were given to the District
Registrar of the Supreme Court at Victoria, and to the other District Registrars throughout the country, to permit the representatives of the mercantile agencies to search the records* of
thair offices for writs Issued against
defendants, upon payment of the prescribed fees.
2. No."
A MODEL RAILWAY BILL.
The expediency of having a model
railway Bill, to assist the work of the
Committee and expedite the transaction
of public business, has been recognised
by the Railway Committee for some
time.    In this connection
MR. MARTIN offered a form of a
Bill for use In this Province, drafted
upon the lines followed by the Dominion House, and moved, seconded by
MR. CURTIS, that it be adopted.
MR. POOLEY mentioned that the
Railway Committee fully appreciated
the saving of time which such a bill
would accomplish. In fact that Committee had passed a resolution recommending that a model Bill should be
adopted. He was therefore, prepared
to give the proposition his hearty support.
HON. MR. EBERTS saw some difficulty ln the fact that the Dominion
Railway Act was not altogether the
same as that of this Province. He noted that the Dominion Act had been to
some extent changed during the last
few years. He thought the Leader of
the Opposition deserved praise for taking the matter ln hand, but he suggested that the matter might be placed in
the hands of a Committee for study
during recess, when It could be more
intelligently deoit with next session.
MR. MARTIN said the Dominion Act
was somewhat different from our own.
That Act expressly applied to all companies. The Provincial one did not apply unless the local Act said so. It
was necessary in the Dominion Act to
expressly vary the Railway Act If It
was desired, so that practically this bill
and the Dominion bill would be the
same on that point. He suggested that
Instead of letting the matter lie over
the rule be, pussed, and then lf
any sections proved to be unreasonable,
they could be taken up by the Railway
Committee, and any necessary alterations made.
The resolution was adopted.
WINTER TRAVEL.
Hon. Mr. Wells presented a return
of (-oples of all correspondence and tenders in connection with the contract
for keeping open for travel that por-
ion of the Cariboo TrunkiRoad between
Cottonwood and BarkervllJe during the
Winter season of 1899 and 1900.
BILLS  ADVANCED.
The Judgments Bill was read a third
time and finally pussed, as al.<o were
the Hill to amend the Elections Act,
the Bill to amend the Land Act and the
Pine Creek Discovery BUI,
Upon motion for the reception of the
Committee's report on the Bill to amend
the Tramway Act,
Mil. MARTIN offered the provision
proposed by him a couple of days ago,
to allow a tramway to be built to the
boundary line.
This was opposed by MR. McPHILLIPS, who held that it was not advisable to give such power. %
The  motion   was defeated,  the two
���of the resolution, including preamble,
should be printed.
The Committee rose and reported pro-
i gress.
JUDGES' SALARIES.
The-House unanimously adopted a resolution moved by the Attorney-General, declaring that an address should
be presented to. His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada, asking that
the Supreme Court Judges In British
NEW   MEASURES.
A Bill to amend the Municipal Clauses
Act was transmitted by the Lieutenant-
Governor, and in conformity with usual
THIRD    READINGS.
The Bill to amend the Mineral Act
was read a third time and finally passed.
The Bill to amend the Railway As-
sessr ent Act was taken up In Committee of the Whole, where It was subject
to an amendment giving municipalities
the right to tax certain railway landB
not csed exclusively tor the purposes
of the railway, the tax to apply during the present year, 1900. The Committee reported the Bill up as amended,
when it was read! a third time and finally passed.
AMENDMENT TO COAL AND COKE
BILL.
The Bill to tax coal and coke was
committed, when Hon. Mr. Turner
moved that the following be substituted
for Section 5 of the Bill:
"5. The taxes imposed by this Act
shallbe In addition to all royalty Imposed hy any other act, or in any way reserved to the use of Her Majesty, but
shall be in substitution for all taxes
upon 'the land from which said coal Is
mined, so long as said land is not used
for the purpose of operating said coke
ovens: and shall also be In substitution
for all taxes upon the personal property used in the working of the said
coal lands and coke ovens."
The amendment carried.
Th>- BUI was reported up as amended,
read a third time and finally passed.
ASSESSMENT   BILL.
In Committee of the Whole, upon
consideration of the Bill to amend the
Assessment Act,
Mr. Curtis moved that the following
provision be added to the Bill, in order
to make the penalty for misrepresentation of taxable property apply to any
such misrepresentation, whether that
of a mine owner or not:
"In the event of any return mentioned In this section containing any wilfully false or deceptive statement, the
person or body corporate a4sessed shall
pay to t'he Assessor the ascertained ad-
Justed amount of the tax for the year
covered by said return, with 100 per
cent, thereof added thereto, which said
added percentage shall be deemed a
portion of the tax for said year, and all
the^provlsions of this Act with regard
to the said tax, as far as applicable,
apply to the said percentage."
The amendment was adopted.
Mr. Curtis had sought previously to
have this penalty section abolished altogether, but in any case held that It
was unfair that the miner should be
singled out specially for Its application.
Henoe his amendment,
Mr. Curtis also protested against the
section increasing the tax on mining
property, arguing that such an imposition would seriously interfere with the
development of the mining industry, ln
support of his contention, he read a petition signed by W, Pellew-Harvey,
Chairman Mining Committee, Board of
Trade, Vancouver, and many other representative mining concerns and individuals. He claimed that the tax
should be based upon the net profits
of the mines and that there should be
a discrimination between the little and
big mines as to how much tax should
be Imposed. The mining- Industry was
paying too heavy a tax already, and to
Increase the burden was unjust and unfair.
Hon. Mr. Turner held that the proposed lax was very reasonable. Com'
pared with the taxation ln the State
of Washington it was small. There
they paid a tax ui>on all mining property which had to be valued at the
price which the mine, including all its
mineral, would sell at. Under that system, the Le Rot mine would have to
pay some $30,000 in taxation, whereas
at present it pi'id less than $10,000.
Mr. Curtis argued that the cases were
altogether different. Looking at it In
that direct way the taxation here would
fall short, but there were other taxes
here which gave a revenue, whieh did
not operate in the State referred to.
They did not have to pay for a free
miner's licence In the United States,
and tf everything was considered, It
would be shown that the taxation was
much hUrher In tins Province.
The amendment was voted down.
The Committee rose and reported tho
Bill comolete without amendment,
VANCOUVER  CROWN   LANDS.
ill* Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
transmitted a Bill to authorise a grant
of certain down lands to the City of
Vancouver. The IHU was introduced
and read a first and second time.
The House adjourned at 6 o.'clock p.
m��� till 10 o'clock this evening.
EVENING SESSION.
Victoria. Aug. 28.���2 a.m.���The House
resumed at 10 o'clock p.m.
THE STEVESTON COMMISSION.
MR, TATLOW, Chairman of the
Committee of Inquiry into the circumstances connected with the calling out
of the Militia, submitted the following  report:
"Your Committee held sittings on the
23rd, 24th, 25th, and 27th days of Au
procedure, was introduced and read a'gust, and examined the following wit-
first time, then upon motion of the At-   nesses:    W.  B.  Wilkinson,    Reeve of
Richmond; Edward Hunt, J.P.; Robert
Whiteside, J. P.; Lieutenant-Colonel
Worsnop, Captain   Henderson,  W.  A.
torney-General,  it was advanced another stage.
Upon suspension of the rules, MR.
HELMCKEN introduced a Bill to am-' Munro, cannery manager; C. S. Wind-
end the Municipal Election Act, which j sor, cannery owner; G. W. Shay, Chief
Columbia Should be placed In the same! waB read a first and second times. | of Police, Richmond; Richard Lister,
posltloaas regards salary, as the Judge* A Bill to amend the Public Dyking Chief of Provincial Constables at New
holding corresponding positions In the Act, was transmitted by the Lleuten-, Westminster; Colin S. Campbell, Prov-
Provlnce of Ontario and Quebec. I ant-Governor,  introduced and  passed : inclal constable; Herbert Brooke, As-
In this connection, I through its several stages without dis-  sistant Collector of Taxes; Frank R.
MR. McPHILLIPS pointed out that ousslon. Upon motion of HOiN. MR. Murray, Provincial constable; Musque-
in Ontario they had four Supreme Court TURNER the BUI was read a third time an Jim, Indian fisherman; Hugh Camp-
Judges at a salary of $6,000, and eleven and finally passed. bell, Union fisherman; Prank A. Rog-
at $5,000, In Quebec there were two This BUI, Hon. Mr. Turner explained, ere, Secretary Fishermen's Union.
judges at $6,000, eighteen at $5,000, and was to enable the Government to divert The evidence of these witnesses has
sixteen at $4,000. the sum of $94,000, the balance of mon- keen taken down in shorthand, but is
A motion of MR. HELMCKEN ask- ies borrowed for certain specific works, not yet typewritten. Your Committee
Ing similar attention for the County   to other and more necessary improve- recommends  that    this    evidence    be
printed and included in the seasonal
papers.
lln addition to the bona-fide fishermen in Steveston, there was a tough
element from across the border, which,
aided by certain agitators, en used a
state of excitement and unrest; that
an organized effort was made to prevent any person from fishing until
such time as the Union fishermen
should succeed in arriving at a price
for fish satisfactory to them; that the
Justices of the peace were of Opinion
that had the Militia been culled out
there would have ben serious disturbances of the peace in the event of the
Japonese commencing to fish, with
which disturbances, had they oeeuived,
the Provincial police admit, they would
have been unable to cope- On the
other hand, there is conflict of evidence, some witnesses swearing that
there was no reason to apprehend danger, while others swore that they believed there would be trouble In the
event of the Japanese commencing to
fish.
There is no evidence to show that
the Provincial Government were in
any way connected with the calling out
of the Militia."
MR. GILMOUR said that there
was a complaint in Vancouver that
the fishermen were not properly represented, although some of the men
had telegraphed that they were ready
to appear before the Committee.
'MR. TATLOW said the telegram had
arrived after the Committee rose. Witnesses had been called, representing
the Fishermen's Union, although only
one union fisherman had been examined.
MIR. BROWN corroborated this
statement. He explained that it was
felt by the Committee that If its
report wus deferred, it might not
have an opportunity to submit It before prorogation, and all its work
would have gone for nought, as the
Committee would be dissolved by prorogation.
MR. KIDD gave a similar explanation of the matter.
ESQUIMALT   &    NANAIMO    RAILWAY   LANDS.
MiR. !R.  SMITH,    Chairman  of the
Special   Committee    appointed   to   inquire   Into  the  grievances  of  certain
settlers on the lands of the Esquimalt
& Nanaimo Railway Beit, moved that
the Standing Orders be suspended, and
that   the Committee   be  permitted   to
continue its labors during the recess.
MR. A. W. SMITH opposed the suggestion.
IMR. McINNBJ! could not understand
what objection could be offered to this
suggestion- It was a matter for congratulation that hon. members could
be found who were willing to prolong
their labors beyond the session. If
these petty objections were to be constantly put forward, they would find
that the Opposition could obstruct, too.
MR. ROGERS: "Go ahead. We can
stay as long as you can."
MR. MdlNNES: "Well, all right.
I hope you enjoy it as well as I do."
At this point, MIR. SPEAKER interrupted, ruling that the motion, inasmuch as it practically offered two motions, was out of order The matter
was thereupon allowed to drop,
IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
The House went into Committee of
the Whole on the Phoenix Incorporation Bill, which was reported up without amendment, read a third time and
finally passed.
ASSESSMENT ACT PASSED.
Upon the motion for the third reading of the Bill to amend the Assessment Act,
MR. CURTIS moved to have the Bill
recommitted to consider an amendment to strike out Section 6, increasing
the tax on mining property.
The motion for the recommitment
of the Bill was defeated, and the Bill
was read a third time, and finally
passed,
FULL COURT SITTINGS.
The'BUI to amend the Supreme Court
Act was read a second time. Among
its provisions, as explained by the
Attorney-General, it was proposed to
confine the sittings of the Full Court,
between Vancouver and Victoria, to
three sittings in each place, Instead
of live aB at present,
Upon a motion to "railroad" the Bill
through  Its  remaining stages,
MR. McuTNNES objected, appealing
to the rule providing that such a course
should only be followed in cases of urgency nnd great Importance.
The objection won overruled, nnd the
Hilt was thereupon taken up In Committee of the Whole.
IMr, Houston had an Idea that there
was no necessity for sittings1 of the
Full Court outside Of Victoria, and
Offered an amendment to that effect,
limiting the sittings to four times at
Victoria.    This was opposed by
Mr, Garden and Mr. Curtis, who emphasized the importance of continuing the sittings at the Mainland Capital.
The amendment carried.
Mr, Brown offered an amendment to
permit applications In Chambers before the Chief Justice at New Westminster, who resides In that place, but
does not hold Chambers there. The
amendment was accepted*, and the
Committee rose and reported ll>e Bill
as amended.
Upon motion that the report of the
Committee be adopted, Mr. Garden
moved that provision be made for sittings of the Full Court ln Vancouver,
as originally Intended.
The amendment was defeated, the
House dividing as follows:
For the amendment: Messrs. Garden, Ellison, Tatlow, Kidd, Green, Oliver, R. Smith, E. C. Smith, Stables,
Gilmour, Brown, Mclnnes, Curtis���13.
Against the amendment: Messrs.
Turner, Dunsmuir. Eberts, A. W.
Smith., Clifford, Fulton, Hayward,
Mounce, Dickie, Hunter, Rogers. Pooley, Murphy, McBride, Wells���15-
The report of the Committee was
adopted.
HON. MR. EBERTS moved that the
BUI be read a third time, upon which
iMR. GILMOUR moved to have it recommitted to consider an amendment
to provide for sittings of the Court in
Vancouver.    The motion was lost.
A protest rose here that the Government was acting unfairly, and "railroading" the Bill through, when there
was no real urgency.
M.R. MARTIN, who arrived In the
House at this stage, having been absent when the votes were taken, joined In the protest, supported by MR.
CURTIS  and  M'R.   McINNES-
MR. MARTIN argued that it was
contrary to the Rules of the House
to force a bill through in the way proposed, unless In a case of emergency,
which did not apply here. He also appealed to Rule 49, providing that no>
bill amended in Committee, as thi��
had been, could be put through several stages until tht' amendments were?
printed in the Orders, without the con-
went of the House. He also argued
that the Rules of Parliament were designed for the protection of the minority, to afford every opportunity for
full discussion. Yet here was a case
where the minority were shut out frum
free discussion, upon amendments witb
which they had had no fair opportunity to make themselves familiar. it
was a deliberate attempt to force the
Bill down their throats, in violation of
the Rules of the House, and in viola-
lion of all the unwritten laws of common courtesy and fair play. He (Mr.
Martin) had up to the present, been
willing to aid the Government in expediting pulllfc business, but he was-
not prepared to sacrifice the principles
of independence which belonged to
every meber, and the allegiance he
owed to the people, whose rights he.
and they, were there to guard, in a.
matter of this kind; and If the Government persisted in Its course andt
refused to allow this Bill to go back
to Committee, he was prepared to continue his protests, if he had to detain
the House until 8 o'clock next day.
MIR. CURTIS quoted from May's
"Parliamentary Procedure," to show
that Mr. Martin's points were well
taken, and the rules referred to were
designed for the protection of the:
minority, and to afford full opportunity for discussion in such cases. For
himself, he said, he was not fully acquainted with the scope of the amendments offered to the present Bill, an<l
considered it but just and fair that
they should be printed in the proceedings before the Bill was allowed to.
pass Its final stage.
MR. McINNES also offered a vigorous protest to the attempt to force
this legislation through.
HON. MIR. EBERTS repelled the
idea that the Government desired to
rush the Bill through unduly, and
proceeded to argue that when his side
was in Opposition, it did not receive
very much consideration in that regard. In fact, he said, there had been
times when he had left the Chamber
to get a drink of water, to find on returning that measures had jumped
through several stages and been read
a third time.
MR. CURTIS suggested that he must
have taken a long drink.
HON. MR. EBERTS thought the
Government was being unfairly criticized, and then, to show how magnanimous it was, agreed to allow the
third reading of the Bill to be deferred until Thursday next.
The third reading was accordingly
deferred.
MR. MARTIN disagreed with the intimation of the Attorney-General that
his Government had ever attempted to
force measures through Parliament in
violation of the Rules. Certain bills
had been advanced several stages in
one day with the consent of the
House, but those cases were not parallel with the present one, where the
Bill had been amended in Committee,
and a minority of the House strongly
objected.
The   Premier    here    rose    (about   1
o'clock),   and   moved   that  the  House
adjourn until 8 o'clock a.m. on Thursday next.
The House adjourned. *""
MEWS OF THE MINES.
THE   GOLDSMITH   GROUP.
A Company formed of leading Vancouver and Victoria men is taking over
the Goldsmith group of claims on Howe
Sound. They are neighbor claims to>
the Britannia, and are stated to show
exoej llonally well in copper ns n result
orderly of the boring of ledges by natural erosion, no very great amount nf
work having yet I teen done on tht��
property, Those interested believe that
they hPVG as much as a 4 per Gent copper show Ing on the property, and there
Is also a slight value In silver and gold.
The 'property will now be opened up
by tunnelling, when a better and fuller
ascertainment of the prospects of th<*
group can be made. Mr. Thomas Dunn
of Vancouver, will be President of the*
Company, Mr. B. v. Bodwell, Vice-President, Mr. w. G. Tahner, Secretary,
and Mr. W. 11. Armstrong, Treasurer,
and Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper and Mr.
H, W. Treat will act as directors. The
Company's authorised capital is to he>
$r-00.000. The property consists of 17
claims extending from tide water on
Howe Round to the mineralised belt on
which is found the Britannia group,
which fhe Goldsmith properties Join Oil
the west. The names on the Company's
Board Indicate that the most should bo
made by active development of the natural opportunities of the group, which
is like the Britannia, easily reached
from Vancouver by water in less than
six hours.
THE TMItR'S  OUTPUT.
An error in a figure in our yesterday's column gave the Ymlr's output
for July ns $23!f.OOO. The total should
have been $39,000 out of some $66,000
produced in all that month, by the
three leading gold producers of the
Nelson District, namely, the Ymir, the
Athabasca and the Granite group,
COAL BEYOND KAMLOOPS.
It is stated that a good seam of coal,
ubout five feet wide, has been located
on a creek about five miles distant from
the Trlai.gle Ranche, Quilchena. Further details may be expected shortly. ON THE WING ITEMS
The eight-hour law is solid.
Ileal estate business is active in Nelson.
R. Davis came in from Revelstoke
last evening.
S. Shannon, B, A,, Ferguson's busy
assayer, is at work early and late these
days.
Labor day passed oil much like other
days in Forguson. All days look alike
horo. "
Rossland's oro output is increasing
raster than the smelters can handle
tho product.
.1. II. Dlmmiek bade the town goodbye on Monday and lit out for Sandon
to put in the winter.
Miss L. B. Pettlpieco of Revelstoke,
is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. R. P.
Pettiplece for a few days.
Things aro becoming lively In town
once more, and a number of the boys
arc getting rid of their summer's
salary.
Douglas Walker of Grlmbsy. Ont.,
brother-in-law of .1. Q. McKinnon, paid
Ferguson a visit from Saturday to
Monday.
E. C. Snyder and R. Jellette, who
have been working in this district for
the past three months, left for Slocan,
B. C, yesterday.
P. Cummins, P. L. S. and men are
down from tho Abbott group on Haley
ereek, where thoy staked out a new
townsite���Abbott.
The Revelstoko Herald, as an
exponent of the municipal ownership
of UeTolstoko's water and light plant,
is on the right track.
Tho census will be taken early next
year. Following it redistribution
measures will bo enacted in both this
province and tho Dominion.
B. C. Gazette, 26th August, 100(i:
Thomas Alexander Wilson, Ksquire,
51. D., C. M., to be resident physician
at Trout Lake, West Kootonay.
With the toilers, promises of man
sions in the skies are no longer current;
they want justice here on earth insteod
of a draft on eternity.���Now Light.
If an express or parcel oflice wero
established in Ferguson possibly consignments would reach hore in less
than from one to eight weeks. Fruits
would not have so long to -spoil on the
route.
Harry Harvey, ono of Scott's road
gang up the .south fork, was in town
Saturday. Ho reports good progress
with the wagon road between here and
Ten-Mil*;, but thinks there is another
month's work in sight still.
A private post card, just issued by
the Revelstoko branoh of tho Imperial
bank is an attractive advortisemont for
North Kootenay���a tunnel Bcene,
showing miners hard at work with
hammer and drill and the muckers
running out ore cars.
The Arena for September is an
exceptionally interesting number. Its
contents are varied and of international
importance. Tho Arena is now
published in New York City and edited
by N. O. Fanning nnd John Emory
McLcun.   Price, 2D cents.
Thos. Taylor, JI. L. A., will be back
from Victoria in tlie courso of a week.
The Eagle is in receipt of a circular
from D. L. Clink of Trout Lake City,
shewing the many advantages of using
an automatic sleigh break, of which
he is the inventor and holder of patent,
It is certainly all right and should find
a ready sale throughout the Dominion
Send the Eagle to your friends, or to
anyone you think will become interested in the camp. It passes from one
place and person to another, is read,
extracts copied into largor papers; the
news will spread. But give us a lift to
do tbo introductory work. Printer's
ink made Rossland; it can-do the same
for the Lardeau.
T. A. Wilson, M. D., C M.
L. R. C. P. & S.   [Queen's University.)
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Ferguson, B. C.
* When in Trout Lake City register
at the Queen's. Best service in the
town.
* Perfect printing punctually performed pleases particular people. Is
the Eagle doing your printing? Tf
not, we're both tbe losers.
* The Toronto World has increased
its circulation by thousands during the
past fow years. One reason for this
advance is found in the fact that it
publishes the most accurate and fullest
market reports of any Canadian paper.
* The newest designs for men of
taste and stylo. Our fancy shirts for
fall are striking and handBOtno. You
will be delighted, and your appearance
helped by wearlngthem. J. B. Cressman, Revelstoke, B. C.
* If any man or concern has a good
thing to present to the buying public,
no better Held can be found than that
covered by tho LardeaO Eagle, with
its circulation greater than any other
medium in North Kootenay.
* Critical examination of- the piece
of goods in our stock always pleases us
���nnd rarely fails to please the other
man. Fashionable goods properly
tailored, properly priced���these things
wo guarantee you. Don't order any
clothing until you have examined our
stock.   J. B. Cressman, Revelstoke.
Fred C. Elliott,
barrister, notary public, etc.,
trout lake city b. cjknd
Ferguson, B, C.
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.
OFFICES:    REVELSTOKE AND GOLDEN.
Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada,
Geo. 8. McCarter. J. A. Harvey,
A. M. I'iukham.
White, Gwillim # Scott,
barristerb, solicitors, etc.
offices! Mckenzie avenue,
Revelstoke, B. C.
A. H. Holdich, M.C.M.I.,
ASSAYER AND ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Services in school house every
Sunday at 3 p.m.   Sunday school at 2 p.m.
Trout Lake City : Services in Forrester's
hall every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Rftlieo!at2:30p.rn.
REV. S. .1. GREEN, Pastor.
S. Shannon,
Assayer. and Analytical
Chemist.
OFFICE:    VICTORIA AVE., FERGUSON, B, C.
nr*Ail kinds of Photographic work done.
Mining properties a specialty. Local views for
sale.  Call at office to see samples.
Unfortunately we have no use for a
list of signals, in mines, in the Lardeau
as yet, no machinery having been
installed to date. But the idea of
uniformity in this connection is good.
Like railway signals, printers' cases or
machines, there should be a national
uniform systora.
An addition is to be built to the
Hotel Ferguson at once on tho east
side of tho present building, to be
Utilized as a bar room. In the present
bat room a billiard and pool table,
with full equipment, will bo Installed
while the silling room will be lltted
up wltti writing tnblo, paper (Hop, etc.,
and made warm and cotnfortablu. A
furnace will be put in the cellar under
tho present building to heat the entire
building. An additional collar for
storing liquors is now being excavated.
Tho lumber will bo put on the ground
this week.
Notwithstanding the. cut worm
plague the garden crop in Ferguson Is
good, especially so with potatoes, turnips, beets and onions. The potatoes
grown are of a superior quality to
anything imported. B. Foran, Lade
brothers, .1. C Kirkpatrick, .1. Q.
McKinnon and H. Leekie-Ewlng all
havo fine gardens, which well demonstrate the fertile capabilities of tho
s'lil here. The wonder Is that no one
has seen (it to go in for market gardening, wben It Is known that nearly all
our garden stuffs are imported at high
prices. The local producer would
receive big prices and save the freight
its an additional profit,
J. B. Cressman
Tlie Leading House
in the West
for ... .
HIGH CLASS
TAILORING
nnd GENTS' FURNISHINGS,
Models of beauty
Vou can not duplicate our
Tailored effects in READY-
MADE GARMENTS, if you paid
twice the amount the clothier
asks, It'-i "In the system," and
it shows. Our Clothcfi show the
Wegnhee, the time and care
required to produce Beautiful
Models in clothes or sculpture.
You'll look well dressed in our
garments. When iu Revelstoke
drop in nnd sec our up-to-date
stock. LADIES' TAILORED
SHTS TO ORDER.
J. B. Cressman
Will be in Ferguson on or about September 6th
with h full range of Fall samples.
A Reliable
Timepiece
Is a Jewel.
If your watch Is out of order, needs
cleaning or regulating bring it to me
at once and I'll guarantee its repair,
My shop Is in the Eaole bldg.
S. F. W. Gainer.
G. FORDDRED
Boot and Shoe Maker
Miners' shoes a Specialty,
2 rout Lake and Ferguson.
Ferguson Shaving
Parlor	
Wm. Schncll,
TONSORIAL ARTIST
All hrnnches of tlie tonsorinl art executed with
amhidcxtcrious dexterity.
General Blacksmithing
and Repair Work	
Promptly attended to at moderate rates.
Horse shoeing a specialty.
^~i>KED. DBSJARDINE.
Furniture
and
Furnishings
The lurgest and most
complete stock in North
Kootenay. We can outfit your home or hotel as
complete and cheap aB
eastern or coast firms.
Prompt attention to mail
orders; shipments made
on shortest notice. Ask
. fortjuotatlons.
Undertakers.
R Howson & Co.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Imperial Bank
^��      of Canada.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED, 12,500,000.00.
UAI'ITAL PAID UP . . 12,468,008.00.
REST      |1,7(10,000.00.^
General Banking Business Transacted
Interest allowed on dopositB ln Savings
Department at current rates.
A. K. bThEARN,
5IANAUER HKVKMJTOKK BRANCH.
When vou want n Cool
Refreshing Drink
Try
Enterprise Beer
All Lardeau's leading hotels handle ft.
Manufactured by the
Enterprise Brewing Co.,
Revelstoke, B. C,
The Only Way
To Intelligently Judge the future is to
judge by the past. Treacher and politician, professor and scientist, all agree
on that point, The only way to measure
a merchant tailor's ability and integrity
��� in by what his customers do and what
. ,fhey say. The gentleman who has never
purchased clothes of me can judge by
.asking the opinion of a long  line of
Jmtrons. lie can further Judge by the
act that this long line of patrons keeps
coming back for more clothes. My
tailoring reputation In the past has been
food. My constant endeavor Is to make
(better.
R, S, Wilson, Revelstoke.
FIELD �� BEWS,
;   B   Druggists
:   m   Chemists     %
V   Stationers
:!%33$ REVELSTOKE.:
If you need anything in
Photographic
Supplies...
Bend to the
CANADA DKUG S BOOK CO.,
REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Leave Your Watch
With A. C. Cummins, Ferguson, and he
wilt guarantee prompt and safe delivery
of your WATCH to me.  Repair department is in charge of R. N,  Doyle, an
expert in English, Swiss and American
watch repairing.   All work guaranteed.
k tine  line of Diamonds,  Watches,
Clocks, Silverware; Gold and Silver
Electro Plating ana Engraving,
J. Guy Barber,
C. P. R. Watch Inspector,
Revelstoke, B. O.J
WHEN YOU COME
TO THINK OVER IT
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 ln the Lardeau,
Special line of Gents' Furnishings and Boots and Shoes just opened.
McKinnon k Sutherland.
WF,iV-w>;K<��eKv��f5�� i,W,i \&Vi
^
Post Of f ice Store
Ferguson, B. C.
tf   Miners9 Supplies
We have just placed in our ware room a large Btock of choice
fresh Groceries. Also a big addition to our well assorted stock
of Boots and Shoes, 'Clothing, Crockery, Miners' Supplies, Etc.
Special quotations to cash purchasers. Goods carefully packed
for pack horse outfits.    Close cash prices.
BATHO & CO.,
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
A
I
An Immense Stock of Fall Goods
Just Received at the �����.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Send for Prices, samples and particulars
. . . Bourne Bros.
C. B. Hume & Co.,
Wholesale and Retail
���      General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay.
*&&.%* Revelstoke.
Imperial Brewing Co., Limited. {
KAMLOOPS, B. C.
Manufacturers of Lager Beer, Porter and all kinds of aerated waters,   f
Satisfaction guaranteed. T>   T*   Ttt    tj
All orders by mall or Ji.   1.   W.  TearSe,
i   otherwise promptly attended to. manager..
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