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VOL. II. NO
FERGUSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, AUGUST 29, 190(1.
$2.00 A YEAR.
THE EMPIRE GROUP
Located in a Glacial Basin at tbe Head of Cariboo Creek, Just Over
tbe Summit From Gainer Oreek.
THREE-SHIFT FORCE PUSHING WORK ON THE CROSSCUT TUNNEL
The Three Leads to be Tapped at a Depth of 300 Feet.���Sad Laok of
Transportation up the Dunoan Valley���A Great Deal Depends
on the Present Development.���The Group Has Been Surveyed
Preparatory to Crown Granting:���Plenty of Middle-Grade Concentrating Ore Exposed on the Surface.���Capital is Required.
Miller oreek, up Cariboo creek to the
Concluded from last Issue.
Leaving the mouth o[ Miller creek,
flowing into Cariboo creek from the
Hall creek summit and glacier, the
Eagle.man wended his way to the
headquarter
&HJINS OP THE EMPIBE.
Here we left our horse and walked on
up to the immense glacier in the basin
or head of Cariboo creek. Crossing
this glacier and landing on the southern side we found the cabins, one built
of stone and the other of sod, both
novel iu their own way. Looking
sbtith up the draw
THE HUGE GLACIER
almost dazzles one. The mountain
peaks about form a basin, as is the
case with nearly all of the groups
discovered in this district at present���
the glaciers, etc., apparently exposing
ore shewings which are not otherwise
found. After a rolisbed dinner (late)
through the courtesy of Chef Andy
Ward, in company with local manager
R. Leckie-Ewing we visited the
SURFACE SHEWINGS
above and tho crosscut tunnel now
being driven, with three shifts, below
���an excellent tunnelling proposition.
This mineral belt .is probably three-
quarters of a mile east of tho ono
passing through
THE WAGNER GROUP,
.just visited, but it -..., easily be traced
as far as the eye can see from the top
of the mountain opposite until it runs
in under the glacier.   On
THE EMPIRE GROUP
of eight claims which have just been
surveyed by J. M. McGregor, C. E.,
P. L. S. of Slocan, preparatory to
crown granting, three leads are in
evidence, all of which have been open
cut at intervals, shewing a
HEAVY IRON CAPPING
and on the No. 2, or what appears to
be the main ledge,
ANY QUANTITY OP GALENA
is exposed and piled up alongside the
workings. The values are not as high
as usually found in the Lardeau, but
50 to 100 oz. ore, if they have the
quantity, will be all right when transportation up the Duncan is provided.
The crosscut tunnel.
now being driven will demonstrate the
quantity of ore and the ultimate value
of the Empire group. They are now
in over 135 ft., but at least 200 ft. will
have to be driven to catch the first
lead, and then 50, 60 or 100 ft. more lo
crosscut all three. This will be dono
with all haste. Tbe company are
handicapped by the
SCARCITY OP  TIMBER,
liavine to pack it up from their claims
below on horses for all purposes. This,
with the cost of getting in
SUPPLIES PROM FERGUSON,
makes tho proposition an expensive
one, ono that no poor man could undertake. But if tho crosscut now being
driven, giving thorn over 200 ft. depth,
encounters tho oro body In all threo
leads, or even in ono of them, tho future success and reward for the
company's expenditure will be forthcoming. Plonty of middle-grade ore,
an aerial tramway to a concentrator
located in the timber belt below, a
good wagon road down Cariboo creek
to the Duncan and cheap
TRANSPORTATION AND TREATMENT
from there would accomplish wonders.
Leaving the Empire, we retraced
our steps to the mouth of Miller creek,
climbed to the summit at the head of
Gainer creek, by a series (or thousands?) of well eroded switch-backs,
then came down the "long hill" to the
bottom of Gainer creek and over a
miserable excuse for a trail to Ten-
Mile. After supper here we landed in
Ferguson, having came from all over
the Wagner group, ih the bottom of
Haley creek, over the Hall and Cariboo
creeks   summit  and   glacier,  down
Trout lake, about two miles north of
outlet, M. E. Sanderson.
Gem, Gainer creek, about 5 miles
from mouth, .las. Currio.
Empire, head of Lako ���crock, west
west slope, adjoining ,T. 0., Sam
'Sutherland.
Bushwhacker, same, Ed, Ward.
15, head ot Gold gulch, oxtension of
45, W. H. Howard.
.'ill, Bame, Prank Treanor.
45, same, A. C. Cummins.
Maple Leaf, soutli side of Trout
lake, about 8 miles from Trout Lake
City, Fred. C. Elliott.
Littlo Dan, about 1 mile from mouth
of Tenderfoot crook, on oast side, Wm.
Schmock.
Silver Belt fraction, about 1 mile
from mouth of south fork of south fork
EFFECT OF A RAIL WA Y
The Fact of the Lardeau  Producing the  Highest Grade  Ores in tho
Province is Our Only Salvation.
LEFT AT TJIE MERCY OF THE C. P. R.
The First Year Would See Immense Shipments Made and Materially
Foster the Mining and Other Industres��� Even Under Present
Retarding Circumstances Lardeau's Ore Output is Steadily Increasing.���The Cost of Transportation and Treatment is Greater
Than the Gross Value of Rossland Ores.���United Action Needed
Empire summit,  back down  to the
mouth of Miller creek, up to the Gainer of Lardeau, Joe Murray, Tom Evans.
oreek summit, down Gainer creek to     Auff' ^-Canadian, head of Tendei
Ten-Mile and home to Ferguson from
three o'clock in the morning to 6:30
the .same  evening.     Tired;  but we
thoroughly enjoyed  the   experience.
There is somethingabouthill climbing
that   exhilarates,  takes away  "that
tired feeling," makes a parson feel like
a man, incites new hope'and places a
desire  within  one  to  try their luck
again.    Then there is the consoling
comfort of having no sheriff in your
shadow, no bank drafts to accept, no
responsibilities  whatever; just throw
off the cares of the world, forget that
you Btill owe the type and paper wholesalers and drink in the fresh mountain
air and scenic grandeur about you.  Its
out of sight.   But here we are in the
cruel world once more, plugging away
as of old, though we never shall forget
that outing���aside from   obtaining a
personal knowledge of the country and
becoming more than yver convinced of
this district's untold mineral wealth.
foot creek, on westerloy side, adjoining
Central, Nets Nelson.
Antonlc, head of south fork of Lardoau, i milo northerley  from head of
Haskins creek, Syvert Olson.
Dandell, same, Anton Anderson.
San Francisco, same, Otto Olson.
Aug. 17.���Royal Prince fraction, in
tho Triune basin, bounded on south by
Copper Glance,  east   by   Kamloops,
Tbos. R. Davey.
Sydney fraction, same, Geo. B.
Batho.
Aug. .18.���Timmney fraction, at 8-
milc on south tork Lardeau creek
Thos. R. Davey.
Relief, on divide between Silver Tip
creek and the north fork, William
Athoo.
Copper Head, same, S. A. Suthorland.
Aug. 20.���Snow   Storm, on   .Mabel
Concluded on page 9.
The EAGLE has been oonBideringJthe
difference a railroad would make to
this camp in regard to the output of
ore, men employed, and payroll.
Going back to the year 1890 we find
about 30 tons of oro shipped from this
cttmp; in ISO", about 400 tons; in 1898,
about 300 tons, and in 1800 about 500
MINING RECORDS.
A NOVEL OUTING.
Locations.
��� Aug. 0.���Bobs, north side of
<���!���:. -,-L,  to location oi Aiogul, ULto E.
Olson.
AgeneBs, Canyon creek, i mile from
the fprk, Geo. W. Simpson.
Albion, 4 miles up Haley creek, H
miles southeast of creek, Geo. W.
Simpson.
Treasure Vault, headwaters of Pass
creek, southeast extension of Hidden
Treasure, David Morgan.
Aug. ".���Fiorina, one mile southeast
of Silver Cup mine, adjoining U. and
I��� Ole Peterson and T. Baribeau.
Lucia, same, same.
Bunker Hill, 4 milo from mouth of
Bunker creek, adjoining Lucky Star,
Ed. Hillman.
Mike, same, Bame.
Buck Horn, northeast slope of north
fork of Lardeau, 14 miles from Circle
City, adjoining Superior Girl on south-
oast, W. Andrews.
Superior Girl, samo, Nopolion
Emo.
Elgin Girl, same, Chas. Deutsch-
mann.
Aug. 8.���Dandy, south fork of south
fork, between Saxon and Selia, about
4 miles from Ten Mile, Peter Culkeen
Kentucky, on Silver Cup hill, about
i mile from 8-mllo, adjoining Oregon
on southeast side, Joe Brady,
Aug. 0.���.1. L. fractional, 1 mile
southeast of Silver Cup mine on south
slope, Lenard Konyon.
Last Chance fraction, 14 miles southeast of Silver Cup mine on soutli slope,
James H. DImmick.
Imperial, north fork of Lardoau,
adjoining Tasbmoo, W. G. Roger.
TaBhmoo, west side of north fork,
about 1} miles from Ferguson, Jno. C.
Winter.
Aug. 10.���Annie C, south fork of
south fork of Lardeau, about 1 mile
from headwaters, John Beatham.
Little Llzle, south slope of south
fork, about 4 miles above Ten-Mile,
John Beatham.
Aug. 11.���Winslow, head of 7-mile
oreek, adjoining Morning Glory, G. S.
McLeod, P. H. Murphy and Jas.
Grant.
O. K., Silver Cup mountain, running
parallel and adjoining Surprise, P. A.
Lindgren.
Strathcona, about 1 mile from head
of Brown creek, joining Cromwell on
southeast, D. G. McNeill.
Wellington,   on   summit   head  of
Brown creek, southeast extension of
Fern, Robert Gunn.
Fern, same, E. J. Ward
Aug, 13.���Insulator, on a small creek
A. J. Helms and wife and W. Gun
torman and wife of Brookfteld, Mis.
and .Seattle, respectively, piloted by
iiuiry Neeuiiam, left Thomson's Landing on foot on Sundny morning with a
camping outflt. Thoy followed Pool
ereok to its head, visiting milling
properties along the way, crossed the
summit over to the head of Pass creek,
down Pass creek to Circlo City cabins,
(pleasod to see a trail) and then on into Ferguson, arriving here yesterday
afternoon. The lailies report a most
enjoyable time and havo also the distinction of being the first to cross the
summit. This morning tho party left
for the Nettle L. to visit the payroll
centre's closest mine.
I.AKSEVS IIIIIIV KOUNI).
The coronor's jury at Thomson's
Landing yesterday brought in a verdict of "accidentally drowned," in the
ease of Charles Larson who fell into
the raging waters of Fish creel: while
crossing on a log at the big bluff nn
July 20. On August 20 Andy Craig
and Norman Hillier discovered the
body, in a badly dec-imposed condition,
fast in a log jam, about two miles below whore tho sad accident oocurred.
Dr. Wilson, coroner, was wired for
with the result above stated.
the appropriations.
Of tho $17,000 appropriated for this
riding, this district gets $9,000. $2,000
goes to complete the Fish crook trail,
and the balance up this way. Another
$30Xi, ranking $000, will be spent on tho
Triuno trail. The Gainer creek trail
will be repaired, and other urgent
work done.
The Wide West.
After putting across the throe leads
on the Wide West group a serlos of
open cuts or trenches, exposing the
ledge matter, a crosscut tunnel Is being driven below the lower lead which
will give over 150 ft. depth upon it.
Six men are employed.
Railway Survey up the Dunran-
G. N. Taylor vice-president of the
Old Gold Mining Co., has just returned
from the Duncan, and says that he has
learned from what he believes to be
from a reliable source, that the K. &
S. people will begin surveying their
line the first of September, Small
flowing Into Lardeau near outlet of favors thankfully received,
tons. The reason for such a standstill
as to quantity is very plain, viz.
cessivo transportation charges," eom-
anies and individuals preferring to
merely ship sulllcicnt to pay costs
rather than lose tho money that should
by right be theirs.
With railway facilities how different
it would be. For years development
work has been constantly going on in
the mines nnd claims, until large
quantities of ore are blocked out in the
district amounting to over 2500 tons. To
be added to this are the numerous low
grade propositions���so called on account of their values non-caching the
$100 margin, bnt will reach fro n $50
to $75 per ton. With railroad facilities
these mines will become beehives of
industry, with concentrators erected
and air lines built to handle the ore.
From all sources it will not bo too
much to say we can easily ship 5,000
tons the first year. Let ns consider
what this would represent to the district in mon employed und payroll.
Under present conditions thero arc
not more than 00 men all told employed in the'actual mines. Sixty men
means a payroll of $0,500 per month.
With the railway nnd the larger 'output-of oro and the extra work before
mentioned it. would menu the employment of nt least 500 men in tho mines
alone, which means a payroll of at
least $52,500 per month nnd increasing
per ratio ns the mines and claims open.
This, with the extra supplies necessary to support the larger population
would further increase the payroll to
an appreciable extent, and give us a
camp equal to any in the Kootenay
Tho EAGLE does not consider those
figures overdrawn. They aro conservative in every way nnd go .to show-
that a (railway can make or break a
camp.
Seeing what the difference is, wlth'or
without railway facilities, can anything further ho done to urge the
C, P. R. to complete tiie proposed line
betweon thu two lakos���Kootenay and
Trout.
The Trades' Committee of Trout Lake
scom to ho doing all in their power to
get this work done. They are urging
tho Nelson and Kaslo boards of trade
to co-operate with them, and also T.
Taylor, M.P.P., to use all his Influence
with the provincial government to support their endeavors and get tlie rond
completed. One result is the Nelson
Tribune is moving in tiie matter and
will no doubt very materially assist the
good work, The Nelson board of trade
will also move in the matter with, we
hope, the completion of the road.
Tho Tribune ends its remarks ns
follows: The Trout Luke people suggest that tho Nelson beard of trade
take action at once to press for tho
completion of the road, expressing the
belief that If the matter Is properly
presented the C. P. 1!. will not continue to break faith lv.it will go ahead
with the road.
Let us all unite in making an effort
to procure it. Tho companies at work
should assist in every way possible, as
well as private individuals. Ferguson
should put its shoulder to the wheel by
trying to maintain and uphold what it
has so long preached, that it Is the
first and best town in this rich Lardeau
district
pocting on tho New^1 York, Boston and
San Francisco group, lying on the east
slope of the north  fork, about 24 miles
northeast of the  Circlo  City  cabins.
On  tho Chicago, aftor an extremely
venturesome climb they havo discovered what appears to be one of the
best finds yet mado up the north fork,
excellent samples of which may now be
seen in Assayer Shannon's ore cabinet.
They havo ?':irec distinct leads in sight
with from 6. to 20 inches of almost clean
ovc, assays of which run from   188 ozs.
to 733 ozs., in   silver, with lead and
copper   values   as   well.    Although
discovered in an inacccssablc position
natural difficulties  are   always overcome where there is so mucli rich ore
in  sight and no doubt this will prove
no exception to the rule.
Kelltuice, Navljo and Hose.
Stanley Nix left town on .Monday to
re-commence work on the Reliance.
Navijoand Rose mineral claims, owned
by ho and J. R. Verschoyle and
located about 1J miles from Trout
Lake City, near Trout tcreek, (Trout
lake). They have 00 ft. of tunnel work
done on the Reliance and a 30 ft. shaft
sunk on the lead on the Rose, ore from
which gives values of 100 ozs. silver
and 05 per cent, lead, and in one
instance $50 in gold. They intend to
drive 50 ft. more on the Reliance, hoping to crosscut their ledge with it.
I'.lilolt Hear Group.
The crosscut tunnel now being driven
by this-company is in over 50 ft. and
work will be pushed right alone
Fifteen men are oogaged, four in
surveying the group for crown granting
purposes. A 2 ton smelter test shipment of ore, right off the surface, is
boin<r packed on horses to the Landing
and will be shipped as soon as possible.
With tlie completion of the crosscut
and the raw-hiding season, further
shipments will bo made.
Prospecting on Uum-an  Slopes.
W. Collingrldge-Blng and Richard'
Greekwell of Rossland. Idaho men,
returned to Ferguson on Monday from
a few weeks prospecting tour on tho
Dunoan slope. They made two
locations, hut on account of wet
weather and running shy on their
grubstake they came back; but intend
to return at onrly spring and demonstrate their faith in the country by
commencing development work on
what claims they have secured and
locating others.
The Muck Ragle.
A. M.'Rae is down from the Blaok
Eagle mineral claim, owned by Capt.
John Grant, nnd located within two
miles of Ferguson up the south fork.
They are putting in a prospect tunnel
on a new lind���on what wns supposed
to be Kootenays ground, encountering
mineralized ledge matter at every
tilast. If the results are satisfactory
Mr. Grant will continue work all win
ter.
The Jessie mid Hillside.
Malcolm Beaton was in Ferguson on
Monday on his way home to Thomson's
Landing from the Trout creek camp,
where he has been doing assessment
work on tho Jessie nnd Hillside. An
18 ft. open cut shows a good ledge.
carrying galena.
Rich Discovery on tho Chicago.
Vacant Ground Near Ferguson.
James Brown came in   with samples
of native and grey copper, the result of
areful prospecting between the Great
. ;-,.
H. M. Carter" and Frank Holten | Northern bill and the well known
came down from the north fork on Beatrice claim, which be is having
Monday, where they have been pros- ] assayed by S. Shannon, B. A. PROVINGIALPARLIAMENT
(Continued From Last Week.)
HON. MR. McBRIDE said that an
imjuiry into these oases would be at
once arranged for. He assured the hon.
gentlemen that the Government waa
only too anxious to set at rest once and
for all any feeling of soreness with regard to the application of the laws' In
that  regard.     If there was room for
NINETEENTH   DAY.
Victoria, August 17.
The Budget Speech, delivered in the change,, m the Placer Mining Act he
House yesterday, -did not provoke Buch was sure  the Government would give
a   lengthy   discussion   as   might   have ; the matter attention.    That was one of
been   anticipated.      In  fact   it  looked the subjects which would be inquired
very much as if the desire for debate into through the Commission it was pro-
had been pretty well exhausted, as only I���ed to appoint.    The motion passed.
three speakers followed the Finance
Minister, namely. Mr. Brown, Mr. Mclnnes and Mr. McPhlllk.-is. This, however, with the routine which preceded
it, occupied the time of the House dur-; Si^u
ing the afternoon.    The House assem- |    ..,n  mov,ng ^ ^ H(nJge gQ ,nt0
Committee of Supply, I must call at-
THE BUDGET SPEECH.
At this point,
HON.   Mil.   TURNER,   Minister   of
Finance, rose and delivered the Budget
He said:
Med again at 8 o'clock !n night session,
it being the understood intention of the
Government to attempt to rush the Estimates through in one Bitting. Notwithstanding the fact that there was
very little objection, however, the House
was obliged to desist, through sheer
weariness, and the adjournment took
place at 1 o'clock this morning.
Night sessions, it is announced, will
be held almost continuously until the
business 'before the House Is well in
hand, and a safe conclusion in sight.
tention to the fact that owing to condi
tlons that have been exlslng for some
time past, I can hardly tafke up this
matter in the usual way. I think all
must acknowledge the principle that
when this resolution ia made, the mover, in speaking of the finances of the
country, refers to the Public Accounts
for the preceding year, comparing them
with the Public Accounts of the year
then to be provided for. Owing to the
election that has occurred in this Pro.
vince, and owing to what I might call
tho abortive session, which took place
AFTERNOON SESSION.
Son.^*lZtVuZZ2��t B.,1 to  -ly in the year   " -selves In
this position, that, in addition we have
to refer to the Public Accounts of the
prevk'UR year, which ended on the 30th
of June, 1899, and which would in order come up at the regular session of
the House, which took place In February last. Owing to certain things
which occurred    then,    the  Estimates
amend the Licence Act, 1900, which waB
advanced a stag-?.
Hon. Mr. McBride introduced a Bill
to relieve the members of the Canadian
troops serving In South Africa from
the operalion of certain provisions of
the Placer Mining Act, the Mineral Act,
were never introduced, and the condi-
and Amendin. Acts,
Mr. Helmcken reported from the Oom- , . .    , ^
mlttee on Private Bills, recommending  "��"_?fjse that mother ^ear^had to-
"That the time limited for the reception of reports upon private bills be extended for ten days from the date
hereof, and recommend the Bams accordingly."
The reiiort was adopted,
* mlnated since the session was held' in
February, that is, terminating on June
30th, lfOO. Consequently, we find ourselves face to face with the fact that
j we cannot avoid very well taking up
the Accounts terminating on June 30th,
'   <IUM       .1 .._U     ...     * Vw.     enw^n     II..,..    tlinll    n nv
Mr;pcoley, Chairman of'the Railway 1* <h���f ���� '"* ����� ��me ""* are
:_���.,..������   ' ���,���, ����,. ���..���,.mw��� ������,  not actually before the House.   I might
^oTmffiS. inmS^n Act  P-haPs explain, though the������� on why
1 -       -   -   i the accounts for June 30th, 1900, are not
] before the House.    It arises in a great
to Incorporate the Chilkat Pass Rail
way & Navigation 'Company,' upon the
grounds that it is not desirable in the
interests of the Province to pass the
same at the present time."
QUESTIONS.
measure from the fact that at a certain
period at the termination of the flnan
clol year, an
EXTENSION OF TIME
Mr. Clifford asked the Government the was always given in order to get the
following Questions: i Accounts in for that year.    So that the
1. Is it the intention of the Govern-, Accounts that are furnished for actual
ment to Inrjuire into the conduct of E. ��� payment made up to August 31st, go
M. N. Woods, Stipendiary Magistrate, into the previous year. This arises in
at Atlin, on the 30th July last, in con- a measure from the configuration of the
fining William Queen In gaol for al-1 province and from the difficulty, the
leged contempt of Court? j impossibility in some cases, of getting
2. Is it the intention of the Govern- jn the accounts which properly belong
ment to punish the Deputy Returning to the previous year, until Bix weeks
Officer at Bella Coola (B. Brynllison),! or perhaps two months after the actual
for culpable stupidity in cancelling the termination of that year. With this
votes of ten of the electors without [explanation, I simply say that I pro-
cause? I pose���though we have not those action. Mr. Eberts replied as follows: | counts completely before us���'to refer to
"1.   The  Attorney-General's  Depart- ��� those accounts to a certain extent, and
ment Is making inquiry into the facts j think I am entitled to that from
in connection with the alleged Imprl- the fact that in reply to a question the
sonment of one William Queen for con- other day. I stated the approximate re-
tempt of Court. venue and expenditure to the 30th June
2.   Unfortunately, I know of no means last year, at a certain figure,
whereby o  man may be punished for.    in referring to the Estimates, I think,
such stupidity." (the method usually followed in all leg-
Mr. Gilmour asked the Government j jslatures, is to deal lirst with the pre-
the following questions: I vlous year's accounts, which, owing to
1. Was an injunction issued at the the conditions that I have pointed out,
instance of the Government against the are nol, altogether available. Now, if
buil-dinff of a saw-mill on  Deadman's   we refer to the Estimates which have
been laid on the table of the House, we
Island*.'     If so, when
2,   Is it the Intention of the Govern-! find  that the estimate of receipts for
ment to move in the way of withdraw- \ the year, amounts to $1,757,239, whereas
ing the said injunction?    If not, why j the estimates on  expenditure for the
not? jyear ending June 30th last amount to
3. What action, if any, is it the In- $2,218,328. Now, it will be seen that
tention of the Government to take with the estimated revenue is some $217,989
reference to said injunction? I in excess of the amount estimated for
Hon. Mr. Eberts replied as follows:      the year ending June 30th last, and this
"1.   No.    An interim injunction was j arises under several heads.    I will reissued   restraining    Theodore Ludgate  fer to these as they appear, under the
the assumption that we shall have that
increase of revenue.
Referring to the receipts from the tax
on wild lands, there is an increase of
$5,000. This is based on the fact that
the Government intends to go more
fully into the matter of taxes on the
wild lands, with a view of deriving a
fuller return.
Under the head of
INCOME TAX
there is an Increase of $10,000. That
arises from a proposed change in the
Assessment Act, increasing in some
cases, the tax on incomes. There will
be a different division of the tax, increasing In proportion to try amount
I may state that it is proposed to do
this In the way in which I think some
members of the House have suggested
this session, that is that If an income
of $5,000 pays 1 per cent., an increase
of $5,500 shall not nil come under the
$10,000 rate, but pay the $5,000 rate up
to the $5,000 and the higher rate on tbe
e::ce?s.
Under the head of Revenue Tax there
is an Increase of $40,000. That is a tax
concerning which there haa been considerable difficulty. It has always been
felt tn this House, that this tax was
not fully collected, and I think that the
measure we are taking now in this direction will insure a better collection
of that tax. In many districts we have
to resort to the commission system in
collecting that tax, for we find where
this Bystem is adopted, It comes in very
much better and works fairer to all
parties.
Coming to the
MINERAL TAX
there is also a slight increase under
that head. We have only estimated
$5,000 over that of last year, but as a
matter of fact, that is a very much larger increase in reality. In this case I
must refer to the actual receipts of
last year, and not to the Estimates of
last year. The estimated receipts for
that year were $60,000, whereas it only
produced $31,000, but it is the Intention
of the Government under certain conditions, to Increase that mineral tax,
taking care, of course, to "protect the
small miner, so that it will not be an
Increase on him, but will apply Itself
more particularly to the larger proper-
lies, which we feet confident, are not
contributing the revenue to this Province which they are entitled to pay.
It is absurd, on the face of it, that that
tax should only produce $31,000, and
when we turn to the expenditures in
connection with the mining districts,
it seems hardly proportionate. Of
course, it is said, on the other hand,
this, that it is well known that the
elections took 'place a very short time
before the meeting of the House, and
when the Government came In it found
there was a tremendous lot of
BACK WORK
on Its hands. Now, when I say that I
do not at all propose to blame the previous Government. I have no doubt
It arose largely from the unsettled conditio!- of affairs In the Province, and
from the elections coming on, for it is
a fact that in some of the departments
there are months of back work which
have to be brought up. Now when we
came in, we found these conditions existing, and we were still more hampered by an Incessant stream of deputations from all over the Province, seeking the attention of the Government.
The Government wanted to meet the
House at. the time arranged for by the
late Government, but it was found impossible to do so, as the work could not
be brought up In time. So in the present case in going through the Estimates, and as to the salaries to which
the hon. member for New Westminster
has alluded, it is possible that there
may have been some cases where deserving person* have been overlooked.
At the same time we have endeavored
to avoid this and I think on the whole
we have fairly considered all those that
were entitled to it. Now I have Bald
that this expenditure is an increase of
some $343,000, over that of the previous
year. This arises, as pointed out, partly from salaries, but the principal item
of Increase comes under the head of
public works. There is also a slight
ncrease under the head of Education,
put down at $304,500, for last year, but
which Is now $326,000. This Is a matter of the most vital consideration for
this Province. This does not represent
the real cost (or
EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES,
as it only applies to the running of
schools. There is the cost of building
schools which reaches a very considerable amount, and which has to be
added to this cost, and it is felt that
before another session, this question should be fully considered, and a
plan devised by which some relief can
be given to the Province
In connection with educational expenses. AVe all believe, I think,.In establishing a thoroughly good educational system for this Province. We want
to keep it up to the foremost lines, and
the difficulty then Is to carry out what
we wish and yet manage it In moderate
bounds In connection with expenditure,
so as to apportion it to the actual revenue of the Province.     At the first
that that Is not all  he revenue we get e      ,    expenditure seems to be
from mining .proper les.    We get min-. ^ om Qf Droportlon to otner
ers licences and mining receipts gen- 'expenditures. x kno,v ltlook8 that way
erally which are very large, but they. ���,.���,������ wltn other provlnces.   x
are not axes at all    They are virtuaMy J prov,        we ���
payr ents for a right. They enable! moro than' otneI, of com,e, ,.e
a man to take possession of a Property,. fcOTe d1Berent conditions here owimr
but a mineral tax Ui on y a tax ��nthe, municipal arrangements,
mines direct, and this ie an endeavor g   J        , Buch a8 <,���,���,    and
&3S5 T^L1 ih "k.i",.b^".:,r?���?. ?���*����*. ����*���>��. <"> "��t .how in their
hitherto In the very small amount received from that source.
Under the head of Chinese restriction,
an increase is shown of 110,000;   I think
estimates the actual expenditure in this
connection for the whole country. In
our case, the total expenditure for the
whole Province Is shown, and it is a
there is a very great uncertainty about ser)ou8 conB,demion as t0
that.     Of course,   we know  that  the can ���e fajmM ,��� mme
tax upon the Chinese has been largely aa             bear loo hard on tne
increased, but I fancy that the influx '                       k                 thorough
of Chinese will as a consequence be very J>   * m      Nation,
much Btnaller.
Then, as I said, a great increase oc-
maVk'ap'p'lleT810" dU"M' "" Sftme ">""' under tne "������<** <*
Then comes a very important matter, I PUBLIC WORKS,
that is, the i This year the cost of this service is es-
ROYALTY TAX ON COAL. ' tlmated at 1605,323, whereas last year,
..  ,       .,     . .  .:   , ...      ,���   ��� ������������ tt amounted to $335,698, showing an ap-
L��LC"".i��at.ed .'                           .I proximate increase of 1300,000.   I think
$60,000.     That of course,  refers to a f           be                         ^ Mll|g|
ax on all the coal in the Province of tM ,arge ���, ,���.
5 cents per ton and in addition to the expenditure In that connec-
rcyalty on coke     This means a tax "         th      ���w,
therefore on the total product of coal
in the Province of British Columbia.
haps, to the endeavor a year ago to
reduce    public    works    expenditures,
from cutting any trees or otherwise
trespassing on said land, 16th May, 1899.
This Injunction will remain in force until trial of action.
2. It is not Intended to remove the
injunction until the question as to
whether Deadman's Island belongs to
the Province or Dominion Is decided.
3. To proceed to trial of the injunction now pending."
COMPLAINTS AGAINST ATLIN OFFICIALS.
MR, CLIFFORD moved:
"That an order of the House be granted for copies of all complaints made
by people tn Atlin District against Oov-
ernment officials there, since January
1st, 1H98, and the answers given by the
Government thereto."
He said the intention of his motion
was to call the attention of the Government to Hu- unfortunate condition
of affairs existing In ihe Atlin eountry.
Thero wen- about 4.1100 miners there,
who were divided into two factions, the
regular miners and the hydraulic operator!. Friction was constantly occurring between these two factions a��
to mining rights, and in the appeals
nmde to the Gold Commissioner It was
heic' by tht- miners that that official
was Inclined to unduly favor the hydraulic companies, Speaking for himself, he had always found Mr. Graham
a very efficient officer, and It was an
much in his behalf as In the Interests
of the miners that he looked to the Government to take active steps in this
matter. It was unfair to Mr. Graham
to have this charge hanging over him,
if untrue, and it was in the Interests of
all parties that steps should be taken
to have,the disputes settled. He asked that the Government should empower Mr. Justice iMartin to hold a Court
of inquiry so that alt parties to the
dispute eould be heard and an important judinient rendered.
MR. STABLES heartily endorsed
what -hia colleague had said as to the
necessity for the Government taking
action in this matter. Aa to the references to Mr. Graham, he was not so
sure as to the ability of that gentleman to deal with those cases. He was
very glad his colleague had brought the
matter up as he thought It In the Interests of the district and of the Oold
Commissioner as well that the matter
should 'he thoroughly sifted. He seconded the motion.
head of receipts in the Estimates placed
before the House.
The first of these is the
LAND SALES.
These are estimated at $15,000 in excess
of the amount as made for the previous
year. I am informed that there is
every reason to believe that we can obtain larger amounts of payments from
lands, and it is the intention of the
Government to do something with regard to the pre-emptions aa an inducement for persons who find their payments In arrears, of which there Is a
very lurge sum, approximating, I am
told, 11,000,000, and Interest on the lame.
It Is the intention ot the Government,
with a view of bringing in some, at any
rate, of that money, to make certain
concessions which I cannot fully explain at present, but which will be laid
before the House later on. (Applause.)
I feel confident thai this will induce
certain settlers to make payments, so
that before June 3itth* next, we hope
to have a substantial showing from this
policy. I grant, Sir, that we have underestimated this item, on the whole,
but it is probably 'better to do so than
to overestimate It. 1 might say that
the same -applies to the��e Estimates all
the way through. Still the revenues
are, of course, uncertain, owing to
changing conditions In the country, but
I think It very reasonable to assume
that, Instead of Increasing only $218,000,
that increase will be over $300,000.
Under the next heading of
TIMBER ROYALTY AND LICENCES,
there is an Increase of $10,000, That
arises from the intention of the Government to make some change with
respect to the royalty imposed on "timber, which will, it is estimated, increase
the revenue to that extent.
Under free miners' certificates, there
is an Increase of $5,000, That is a very
moderate increase, and Is one which Is
Influenced by the conditions of affairs
in connection with the mining Industry, as compared with previous years.
I think it Is a very conservative estimate of the increase under that head:
In the Item of mining receipts in general, there is an increase ot $26,000. I
think I need hardly say anything more
about this���which means an advance
from some $60,000 In previous years���
than that the Indications that we have
In the mining districts seem to warrant
At the same time though, ����tWi m ^   ( ,������ court      havc been
this to produce the sum of $90,000, yet
it is not a clear Increase to the revenue,
neglected.     Consequently   there is  a
,.,.,. .  much larger demand for ordinary re-
because, on the other hand,   he coal M otherwlse have
M,*..u.     n��^    nn.      n,   n  ni,  nrnnnntv     h.vR     K���""    �������.��������    ����������� 	
mines, and coal mining -property, have
been under taxation as personal property hitherto, and you cannot tax personal property, and then tax the revenue derived from that personal property. That would be dual taxation.
So that, though this estimate appears
been. This lapse in the life of the
Province has not only entailed the loss
arising from the deterioration of our
public works, but added to that Is the
fact that they have gone back in many
instances and lost their value to an extent.     And now what Is to be done, Mr.
as $90 000 on the other hand It will be        ^     |g     take      the threads again
seen that under the head of personal ^ ^ t))e )oo|n ^^    We fee,.
property, that estimate shows a de-
creatse of $20,000 from the estimate of
the previous year.    Now that is a little
and this Government has always felt,
that It is of the utmost imoortonce
that this Province Bhould be opened up
more, I think, than the actual tax on such        k> ag arfi       vldcd for fn
the personal property  of coaJ mines connectlon.    It Is impossible for
brings In now but It 1. approximately Provlnce t(> advance, unless we can
"��� '    ��2. tSS5J*rJS*5 h��ve a large .y,tem of roads, bridges
there is a total Increase of 190,000, and
there Is a decrease against that of $20,-
and varlouB public rervlceB.   I will turn
later to
THE RESULTS
000, so  that the actual  Increase is a
little over $70,000. ',...,._
There is another item, that of mlscel- as I think of the expenditure on these
loneous receipts, $20,000.    The estimate rub"" v-'��rk8. but I think it can be ad-
for the year, under this head, was $30,- n""ed ��t once that this country cannot
000,    But there was some special re- hope to increase Its population, nnd its
turn at that time, which estimated a revenues, unless it  Is treated with a
refund from the Dominion Government, liberal hand.
ao that the e'tlmate Is actually the This showB, however, as a final result,
same as that of the previous year. that the expenditure this year, iB ap-
Now turning to the proximately, $600,000 over the Estimates
irSTiMATF of EXPENDITURE becBU��o <">  the 1st of July last, we
ESTIMATE OF EXt-EBMUiruHlt. cam(J |f| wUn0Ut m<mejf ,n tne trr,....,,^,
we find nil Increase under that head of There wa8 a loan made last year which
$343,695, ovci the previous year. Now ,��� a��� expended, and consequently we
this Increase Is ftrst seen under the nad t0 fan ,bnck on the revenue, and the
head of civil government (salaries) and ,-evenue, as pointed out, Is some $500,-
admlnletratlon of Justice (salaries.) Ap- jjo ieag than the expenditure,
parentlv there Is an increase under Now tn(. nratnary way In connection
these two heads of $30,000, but as a mat- wlth public works, and the large expen-
ter of fact that Is hardly an actual In- d|ture it entails, Is to provide that a
crease of salaries. The actual Increase loan should be raised for such works,
arose in this way: $20/100 was attrlbut- and ln the ordinary way there would be
able to new appointments necessitated no aifflculty in that respect, because
In the North, and in various parts of the Province has got In such a condl-
the Province, where recent develop- ti0n, that it is known to be worthy ot
ment* have made them necessary; the cre(Ut. by those to whom we would look
balance is the actual Increase to pre- ,or loans, But Just now that Is slm-
sent salaries, and is due almost en- ply impossible. It would be suicidal
tlrely to a return to the amount of sal- t0 propose In this House to pass a Bill
ary paid in 1898. When I Bay return, I tor a iMn, as, owing to the present con-
may explain that there are some cases ,jltlons In the European money market
of old employees who have been re- ���
stored approximately to the salaries A LOAN
formerly enjoyed by them prior to 1898." would be floated with great dlaadvari-
MR. BROWN: "You have overlooked tage.   I think, though I do not like to
Borne of them." refer to these matters, that a very great
HON. MR. TURNER: "It Is possible mistake waa made In connection with
that some of them have been overlook- the loan of 1899.    There was an Act
ed and I may say here what I Intended passed In 189? or 1898, providing for the
to say before In this connection.    It Is borrowing of a large sum of money,
part of which was to be applied for
railway subsidies, and the balance for
public works in the Province. There
was also the remainder of the previous
loan, some two or three hundred thousand pounds, which had never been fully
taken up. Now -the mistake in 18991
was this: That, instead of taking up the
whole of the loan that was offered, they
took part of It; for what reason, I
do not know; but I know contrary to
the general opinion of financiers, because, If you negotiate for a loan, it la
best to raise a fairly considerable
amount, so that you are not constantly
going for small sums, such a practice
being prejudicial to the credit of a coue-
try. But there is a very good reason
for that In connection with our loans;
ai you know they have been taken up
by the Underwriters. Now, especially
in this last case, the Underwriters have
a large part of this on hand, and It
would be
PREJUDICIAL TO SEEK ANOTHER
loan under those circumstances. Thus
was the case in 1899, that loan being;
practically a failure, so far as the public was concerned, as not three per cent,
of it hod been taken by them, whereas;
of former loans, 75 per cent, was taken.
I may say to-day that the last quotation of the British Columbia Loan was
only 93; and the Underwriters took it
at 96; that is the Underwriters stand
to lose about three per cent. Therefore, if we went to the market now,
your Underwriters would be already
loaded, and they would oppose very
much any further loan being raised. I
was looking to-day at the last quotations. I see that Dominion Is quoted
at 101, Ceylon at 100, and British Columbia at 93, seven per cent, difference between Ceylon and British Columbia,
whereas that difference used to be only
four per cent. Even bstween thia Province and Nova Scotia, a preference
was made. Lost year it was favorable
to the Province; this year it was unfavorable. This shows that there 'is something wrong in the state of Denmark,*
when our loan has gone so much out
of proportion to iwhat it was before.
For these reasons it Is very evident
that it would be very bad policy to attempt to raise a loan for public works.
Instead of that arrangements have
been made with the bank, and the bank:
is willing to allow us
TO OVERDRAW
to the extent of our requirements up to>
June 30th, 1901, and of course there la
one advantage in this method, as in a.
loan you have to borrow a lump sum
and pay Interest on the whole of It,
whereas ln getting this money from the
bank, it Is simply current account, and
if you withdraw $100,000 to-day, you
can pay ln $40,000 to-morrow, and are
only paying Interest on the actual overdraft in the interim, so that it doea
not come to so high a rate as it looks.
That is why we propose to provide for
this expenditure. I put this before the
House, because the question will certainly arise: 'What do you propose to
do in restect to this?'
And now, coming to the public debt
of the Province, I have thought It advisable to refer to this matter at this
time. The public debt at present, lesa
sinking fund, Is about $6/100,000 approximately. Now, comparing that with
th<> public debt ot 1894, we find that the
public debt at that time, less sinking;
fund, was $2,129,000, so that there Is an
increase of $3,000,000 since that year.
In connection with that I muat just
make a slight reference In connection
with the way this money, this $3,000,000
has been expended. I find that the
public works executed since 1894
amount to $4,503,904. So that $3.0O0,00��
of this has been provided by loan, and
the difference has been
TAKEN FROM THE REVENUE.
I do not think that la a very bad showing for this Province. I feel that we
have hod a good return for that Investment In public works, as I will show
later.
What I refer to specially are these
things. The Province has by this expenditure created vast assets ln the
shape of railroads, roads, public buildings, etc. There are, approximately, I
think, COO or 1,000 miles of railway, that
have been built largely through the assistance of the Government. We have
been building railroads, public roads,
and public buildings, all over the Province, These are the assets. In addition to the lands of the Province. So
that I think we can claim that that expenditure was a very good one.
In addition, we have the Dominion
subaldy, which ia coming in yearly,
$240,000 or $.100,000, which is
A PERMANENT ASSET,
and which if capitalised, would represent many millions of dollars, which
would be placed against loans which
have been raised by this Province. So
the.t the debt of this Province Is not at
all excessive, taking Into consideration
its asseta.
In this connection I would like to refer to the value of these assets, aa
snowr. by the Increasing revenue from
ther.i to the Province. Take the year
1894. The reason I take that year particularly Is this, that up to that date,
the Land Act was in a different condition. A large amount of land sales
were made prior to that date, and after
that year they practically stopped. Now
the revenue In that year was $796,507,
while the revenue to June 30th ln the
last Public Accounts was $1,509,581, an
Increase since 1894, of 90 per cent. That
Is clearly a good showing, tt seems to
me
The expenditure in the same time. Increased largely. In 1893 and 1894 It
amounted to $1,514,405; in 1898 and 189��
is amounted to $2,156,473, an increase
of 42% per cent., so that while the revenue Increased 90 per cent., the expenditure Increased only 42(4 per cent.
Then take another comparison. Tbat
Is, with respect to the cost of running;
the Province in that time. The expenditure for civil government, odmlnls-
tratlvr of Justice, and salaries, In 1893-
94 was $270,200; and in 1898-99 It was
$342,686.    So that the cost of running
HAS NOT INCREASED
nt all In proportion to the Increase of
the revenue.   The increase of the cost
V
~-��5"
ntaaaria Columbia, and And more work and
more wages, due to the policy of this
Government, although IS months ago,
a reverse set in, under the former realm*. There is a proof that the expenditures that have been made by the
Government have been of such a nature that there has been a direct and
steady increase in prosperity, In the
revenue of the Province."
MR. CURTIS: "Excuse me for a
moment. So far ae the Interior Is
concerned, times
WERE PERFECTLY GOOD
up to the 10th of December last, when
the War news and other thing* affected capital.*'
Cries of "Oh. oh!" and "What news?"
'MR. CURTIS: "The reports of reverses to British arms had the effect
of disturbing the money market In
London. Before that, the prices of
mining atooks were never higher���for
instance, $3.90." *
HON. MR. TURNER: "I demur t;
that statement entirely, as incorrect.
The fact is, that I have, through my
own business connections, a practical
knowledge of the condition of aff.iiis
in London, and I say they fell off much
before that. There was a sudden shut-
oft of business generally throughout
the Province. The hon. gentleman
rmiBt know that. Turning from that
again to this subject with respect to
capital and monopolies, I would ask
again what monopolies those gentlemen referred to? They do not know."
MR. McINNES: "Oh, yes, I do."
IMJR, CURTIS: "I might mention
the White Pass 'Railway monopoly."
HON. MR TURINIER: "I am not
speaking on the White Pass Railway
monopoly now."
MiR. SPEAKER, at this stage, ruled
that it was out of order to refer to
what occurred ln previous debates.
HON. MR. TURNER: "Certain gentlemen made charges yesterday against
the Government of -being supporters of
monopolies. I was only saying a few
words to show that instead of supporting1 the monopolies, they were sup-
thls tlme,"l can state~that through the iportlng the -working men In the Prov-
pollcy of the Government preceding the irice, supporting- the Introduction of
last one, the affairs of this Province ' capital an<i the spread of prosperity.
Save been brought up to such prosper- j On the other hand, I say that it is in-
Ity, that, In 1898, this was one of the \ dividuals who are as .blind to the con-
most /prosperous Provinces under the dltlon of affairs aa the hon. mem/ber
British Government, and it stood In j for North Nanaimo and his colleagues,
Its credit also as one of the highest.
The policy of this Government waa to
���encourage the development of t*ie
Province. Its policy Is now to endeavor
TO GET CAPITAL
-of administration In that time was 17
per cent., whereas the increase ln the
revenue wan 90 per cent.
Under another heading, I see that
the increase for Education between
those periods amounted to 59 per cent.,
outside of the buildings for educational
purposes. On the other hand, the public works In that time increased 92 per
cent, a little more than the Increase ln
the revenue. I think that seems to indicate that there is a great deal of life
at any rate in this Province. It augurs
backbone, and shows clearly tiha't the
public works carried on in this Pro
vince have returned a very good result
If I turn to the year In which I first
came into this House, in 1887 (this is
the twelfth time I ihave had the honor
of introducing the Budget), we find tha:
the revenue was only $598,000, and It has
Increased now as we see to $1,700,000,
that Is, nearly 300 per cent, in that time.
I merely turn to the?e facts, to give
A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT
to the present mem'bers, though I think
they hardly need It ��� I see the hon.
member for Kootenay (Mr. Curtis) smiling���but I feel confident if the member
tor Kootenay will consider these expenditures ln view of the improvements
made in his own districts, he will agree
that they have been beneficial to the
country, and I will come to that later
on.
Now, H was stated in the House yesterday by the hon. member for North
Nanaimo In connection with an appli
cation for a railway charter, that the
present Government had followed the
policy of a former Government, that
���was, to encourage monopolies to the detriment of the public. Weil Mr. Speaker,
I -would like to have it more definitely
stated what monopolies have been en
���souraged to the detriment of the pub'
He either by the previous Government
or toy the present one. I would like
to have that gentleman put his linger
on a monopoly that ha" been encouraged to the detriment of this Prwluce-
Without going through the figures at
Into the Province to build up Industries here, to add to its population, arid
generally to diffuse prosperity throughout British Colurrtbla. I have no doubt
tfcat the policy of this Government !a
diametrically opposed to tha: ef the
1wn. member for North Nanaimo, because the policy of that hon. gentle-
who are really Imposing on the work
Ingmen of this Province, and by their
bad policy reducing their wages, and
preventing capital coming in."
MIR. McINNES: "I understood the
Hon. Minister of Finance to make a
speech the other day
IN FAVOR OF CHEAP IABOR.1
HON. MIR. TURNER;    "I think the
"hon. gentleman Is out of order."
MR.  SPEAKER:    "Entirely  out  of
order."
HON. MiR. TUBNIBR: "I made no
'such speech, I. made a speech sayjng
man. If pursued to Its full application, ; that, aa a consequence of some cheap
means the destruction of property In j labor that was here, we were enabled
this Province. We have had his re- to pay out $2,000,000 of good wages to
solution in respect to that. The po- | white men, which this hon. gentleman
llcy of that hon. gentleman means the i tried to prevent us paying out.
prevention of the Introduction of cap- | in speaking of t;he expenditure on
itsl Into this Province, and consequent- public works as being very productive,
ly it Is a policy tending to work in- i notice that the hon, member for
Jury to the laboring man." Kootenay flMr. Curtis) raised the infer-
DWJR. McINNES:    "Ha, haT ence that the expenditure in the Kooi-
HON. MiR. TURNER: "It Is a po- enays was not what it should be. 1
Hey also which means1 reduction of am Inclined to admit that at once. I
wages. The hon. gentleman denounces think that Is so in many districts. I
the Leader of the Government as hav- think It lies with us to build up the h>
lng a policy which encouraged mono- dustrles of the Province, so that more
poly, whereas the Premier has Intro- generous expenditures can be made on
duced a system of taxation by which public works. And II wish we could
his own property will pay $30,000 or ihave studied more fully the wants of
*40.000 a year into this Treasury for these districts, but under the present
the benefit of the Province. (Hear, conditions, this Is Impossible. I notice
hear.) Now, Mr. Speaker, is* that an in looking back for a few years at the
Indication of a policy for the .Kootenay revenue,  that  In 1891  that
SUPPORT OF MONOPOLIES?       'district produced $43,000; In 1892 It pro-
What are these gentlemen saying?   It   duced W.000, and in 1899 ,325'000-   Now-
Is the easiest thing in the world for
���men to get up and declare that we are
supporting monopolies, but I say that
that Is an indication, I think, that by
the opening up of the Province, by
trails, roads and' railways, Industries
hon, member for North Nanaimo Is have been established, which have led
supporting monopoly." to an enormous   increase of revenue.
MR.' McINNES:     "Don't   hit   your Thls ,s clearly Indicated by the fact
desk.     There    was a point of order J*** from im to 1899> on^ ei��*ht vears-
taken on that yesterday." " fta* increased from $43,000 to $325,000.
HON. MR. TURNER:'    "These are ffhat ,s
the facts.    They evidently affect the A WONDERFUL INCREASE,
lion,   gentleman    very  much.     They'., ,.   ,  ..
are true.     If you    bring   labor Into T,hIs "��������� **at ,there a<*e other por-
conflict with capital;  If you do any- "0I" ot our pr��vfnce that will return
. thing to  weaken    the    credit of the J*?���*?, not   60 ��frant!o an increase,
country     thereby  preventing capital bu* 8t"  a v?ry ;lar��e Increase on the
from comin? in, the wages of the lab- ��"tIay 'nat **? been made there-    l
orer will fall.    (Hear, Var.    Capital thInk tn.'8 aPpIle8 more Particularly to
and  labor should    work    together In
the northern parts of our Province, at
aympathy.    There is nothing so good th,e ?p��?nt *Ime-   J tnlnk that 8tron*
lor the working man, the artisan, and effortB anouId be made bV tWfi Govern-
meehanlc of a country, as to convince ?]ent to open up tnis northern Motion,
the public   that    we have a country lf ,we can �����* railways through that
wWch is developing,  where we have *??tlo\ ��[ tne    country,     especially
expended capital for roads, and other tm*��u��n th* ?���.neca and Casslar DI-
means of development, and where the vtoI��ns. we should see a proportionate
increase that will rival the Kootenay
capitalist will be protected In -his in
vestment, and have a chance of getting a profit on .his enterprise. The
workingman knows that If you can Induce capital to come ln, hie wages
will be Increased, and that a greater
abundance of employment will result.
There Is no question about that.  Tak
for the last seven or eight years, and
that, within eight or nine years from
this time, the revenue will amount to
hundreds of thousands of dollars from
that section alone. That being the
case, It must have an Important effect
also on other sections of this Provlncp,
capital out of this country to-day, and *��� trade and ^.ness there mean that
WHAT WOULD  WAOFS   HP ���> the Central  part9 W0Uld  a,S0 derive a
WMAr WOULD WAGES BE ? ibeneflt. We would not only havo the
They would decline Immediately. I revenue accruing from that country,
do not say that these gentlemen pre but we would havo the sympathetic In-
wilful In their policy���that they really crease of business in other parts of
Jntend to drive out capital and to dim- the Province. Therefore, I think that
inleh wages, but the effect was there ���Very effort should be made in this
Just the same. That would be the House to encourage the introduction of
result of that sort of proceeding." capital to that part, and more especial-
MiR. CURTIS:    "What sort of pro- iy to encourage railway construction
.seeding?" at an earjy elate, not only opening up
HON. MIR. TURNER:   "I say, such the Casslar and Omineca Districts, but
a proceeding as you were speaking of connecting with the
yesterday.    What I am   speaking: of
now Is this, that  the Government    is '         GREAT YUKON COUNTRY
charged -with encouraging monopolies as well, and bringing the wealth and
���to the detriment of the public.    I soy trade of that country more thoroughly
that the Government of this country In touch with the Province of British
to-��day and   the governments  .if  this Columbia,     Now,   it   Is   a  fact   that
country for a number of years before the trade of this Province has been
the late Government followed a policy largely Improved by railways.  I might
of encouraging    the    Introduction  of particularize the White Pass Hallway.
capital, and the development of   the There has, been an enormous improve-
csuntry.    I can go to the city of the ment in trade, solely due to that line.
tvm. member for North Nanaimo to- Before it was constructed, it cost $500
day, and .will find wages higher than per ton for freight through that sec-
they  were before." tion.    Now I do riot say that $60 per
MR, iMcI'NNES:   "Not nt all." ton Is low enough, except In comparl*
HON. .MR. TURNER:   "You can go I son with the disadvantage that exlst-
orrT IJlM country anywhere In British C& before its confitJWfflti.    But there
is a point to consider, in the trade
which It has brought to the merchants
of this Province. I do not believe
that, on account of the rates, there has
been one pound of Hour, or one pound
of bacon less imported into that
country.
It was stated by one hon. gentleman
that it was an American enterprise. I
happen to know the principal owners
ofthe raiiway, one of the largest firms
in London, who got up that concern.
It is true they may have employed
Americans in connection with the line,
but the capital has been found ln England. I hold that it Is no argument
thot
WE SUPPORT MONOPOLIES
because yesterday action was taken In
this House with a view of encouraging a line, which would run entirely
through the Province of British Columbia, an all-Canadian line, and much
more promising of benefit to the people of this Province than that line can
i-e-
There Is one point in connection with
the line proposed yesterday that
should be 'borne in mind, namely, that
at any time, through the advocacy of
American merchants, the Port of Skagway may be closed against us, so that
difficulties may arise sooner or later
in connection with it.
I think I have nothing more to say.
I have taken the usual lifberty at this
time to refer to many matters which
are not perhaps connected directly
with the subject ibefore us. I have
much pleasure in now moving. Mr.
Speaker, that you do now leave the
chair."    (Loud applause.)
MR. BROWN, in the absence of Mr
Martin, then rose to reply. He did
not feel much responsibility for the
acts of the Semlin Government attacked by the Finance Minister, although he had taken some slight part
In returning It to power, The Province, however, was making a sort of
new beginning, and on the whole a
good one. It looked as though the
Province would go ahead, In spite of
the Government now in power. (Laughter.) And so he fell, like saying nothing that would draw attention to the
other side of the case. The hon. gentleman had said that the whole day
was wasted yesterday. Well, that
might be, but whose fault was It? The
Opposition did not deserve all the
blame. For Instance, he had heard
that one Government member had
spoken 24 times. Again, as to the
length of the session, while he had
forecast some six weeks or two months,
he noticed, however, that it was now a
month old and the Budget was Just
brought down, and to-day the Government had eight more new bills coming in. Again, members were supposed to have been returned here because
of principles that they claimed to represent. However, when they came
here and thought it their right and
duty to bring up such subjects as government ownership of railways or Chinese restriction, anyone doing so was
said to have tried to dictate to the
Government or talked to the galleries.
Again, when the Opposition brought
up questions, no matter even if the
Government members supported them
they were handicapped1 at every turn
and Invariably voted down. The hon.
Minister had departed from hie usual
tone in attacking Mr. Mclnnes. Well,
that gentleman could well be left to
take care of himself. Mr. Turner had
spoken of the policy of the former Government regarding the inducement of
capital. But on this there was some
conflict between the principles of the
science of government and those of
his policy. Again, on. railway questions, In order to have roads at all
the Opposition had in the past to permit the vicious projects of his Government to pass, and to-day all through
the country outcry was heard regarding excessive railway charges, Either
the policy was defective, or people all
over the Province were misrepresenting
facts. As to the British Columbia
Southern, it would have been built at
any rate about that tLme, simply on
the Dominion subsidy, and the province could have saved all its enormous
grants lf it only liked. He must allow that there was a .better way. ae
shown again and again by his side of
the House, and he should not take the
position that this Government is the
people and wisdom will die with it-
As to gallery play, did not the Minister of Finance thump his chest, and
cry, "We are the workingman's
friend"? He (iMr. Brown) preferred
rather to stand even between all classes
and the Government and the law. It
wad gratifying to see that the Honorable Minister anticipated that the
revenue would Increase ae it had during
the past three years, and It was much
more .gratifying to see some improvement In the method of spending it. In
1896 .nubile works had .had $40,000 less
than Government salaries, In 1897 only
$1,000 less, Fwhlle the present Budget
gave twice as -much to works as to the
salaries aforesaid. This was In the
right direction, and it seemed now to
depend only upon how the money could
be got. He was sorry to see one vote
left out, viz., that to the various lire
departments. He noticed, too, that the
Government ridings got considerably
more than the Opposition ones. The
Slocan got snore than Rossland, and
Richmond twice as much as Delta. He
was opposed to the revenue tax on
principle, Ibut as it caught the Chinaman, he would' abide with the Impost,
He was glad to see that the Minister
had some hopes that the Increased tax
would have some effect In excluding
Chinamen, and hoped that it would.
As to the royalty on coal, while many
connpHmertts were being paid the Premier, he himself thought that the consumer'would, pay for It. On one point
the Minister had said nothing. That
was albout the increases. Of these,
$25,000 was found in the returns from
liquor licences, which he thought was
a move ln the wrong direction. He
readily supported the policy of liberal
expenditures, to develop the Province.
As to the 'Minister's remarks, however,
about public works having been paid
out of revenue In the past, while not
wishing to make any hostile criticism,
he could only say that In the years
referred to, so far as he could make
out, money had been borrowed to pay
even the Government salaries.
MR. iMoINNES did not think that
some of the statements of the "Minister
of Finance should go unnoticed. He
would begin, however, by congratulating the Province upon the amount suggested for the opening up of its rich
resources. This was a Province in
which expenditure was necessarily at
this stage in excess of the revenue. He
had no sympathy in the reductions of
the salaries of Civil Servants in 1808,
and was glad to see that it was pro-
;xwed to restore them. At the same
Ume, it was not desirable to have too
big an excess of expenditure over
revenue, and so new modes of devising
revenue 'Were necessary. He had told
his constituents of some of these.
Among these was th^ Imposition of a
royalty on coal. This the Government
had acted upon, but so far as he could
see, It was but very little use. It had
Imposed a 5-cent royalty, but It nad
not followed up the matter and made
it effective, because the consumer cf
the coal must now pay for it. Why
could not the Government have declared a maximum price on coal? It
had been fixed, aa a matter of fact,
am; why not 'by the Government? A
precedent for this was found in the
case of the British Columbia .Southern,
which was forced by thrf Dominion
Government not to charge more than
$2 a ton. And yot Hon. Mr. Turner
claimed toibe the friend of the laboring
man- But the coal mine owners had
already put up the prlc���� by HO cpnts a
ton, which on the annual local consumption of 400,000 tons means that
the consumer would pay' $200,000 more
for it. Thus It was a complete delusion, for the consumer paid. Indeed,
the coal mine owners might well advocate a 10-cent tax next year. In evidence of his friendship to the coal
mine owners, the Honorable Minister
had wiped out the $20,000 of personal
property tax besides. *
HON. M!R. BRENiTICE: "Will you
flx a maximum rate of wages as well?"
��� IMR. McINNES: "No; the questions
are very different." Again, the mineral revenues should ibe taxed, too.
Last year their output was over $8,-
000,000. yet they paid only $31,000. while
the $4,000,000 worth of coal was now expected to pay $90,000. Here was a case
of great Inequality between coal mine
owners and those of other mines. But
It would tbe eminently fair to put a tax
on the profits of every mine. Another
tax that was levied in the Old Country
was on male domestics. This might
well be enforced here, payable 'by the
employer. Half the houses in this
Province have Chinese servants, and
a tax of $25 in these cases would amount to $250,000, and probably a great
deal more without doing any harm and
at the same time doing much good.
Again, there might be a suitable tax
on land, stronger in every way against
land owners who did not occupy their
lands, or 'held here by people who
live outside of the Province, and they
might well disgorge a little. On this
Island, there were nearly 2,000,000 acres
upon which no taxes were paid. He
did not approve of repudiation, but
there was a very grave doubt whether
these lands were free from taxation
or not. He did not ask the Government to do anything drastic albout it,
but a test case might well be taken
before the Supreme Court, and as a
lawyer���(here the House laughed)���he
submitted that there were good and
tangible reasons for such a case being
taken.
1MIR. SPEAKER here saw 6 o'clock.
EVENING   SESSION.
On the 'House convening again after
recess,
MR. McINNES continued his speech,
by pressing a sharp attack upon Hon.
Mr. Turner. While criticising his form
in the Budget Sjpeech, he claimed that
he was the Jonah of his aide, assuring
the House that this, his twelfth Budget Speech, was his last. From the
Hon. (Minister of Finance, he turned
upon the Government generally, oall-
Ing it the friend of monopoly, and instancing the Esquimalt & Nanaimo
and White Pass .Railways as exam-
pies of its work. By going back over
the debates of the present session he
said It was the enemy of labor and the
friend of the Chinese. The attack then
turned upon the Premier. The latter
was not deserving, tho speaker claimed,
of the praise so freely offered over the
taking of the Chinese out of the mines.
In this he urged that he was none too
sincere. Chinese still worked In the
mines, and no doubt thoy would continue to do so The mines were treated Iby the 'workmen us other people
would treat a pest. That 'Was the
reason that in spite of all the advertisements men could not tbo found to
work there. However much tlie Premier imlght desire to make a change,
the strong man of the Government
stood in his way, and the Hon, Attorney-General must Hie turned about 'before any good could be done.
,MR. McPHILLIPS thought Mr. Mclnnes' speech a very interesting one.
It might have been delivered by the
Leader of the Opposition. Where was
he? He had knowledge that Mr. Turner would deliver his Budget Speech
that day, and it was to be expected
that the Leader of the Opposition
would 'be ipresent and reply. He was
absent, however, and deft the task to
the member for Nanaimo. The latter
gentleman's views were not In accord
with the views and feelings of the vast
majority of the people of the Province-
Had the policy of the Opposition been
carried out, disaster would have ensued. That disaster was circumvented ;by the votes of the people, who had
put In power a Government which had
already done much to restore confidence. He had 'been somewhat amused at not (finding any reference in
the speeches of the Opposition to Mr.
Cory fl. iRiyder, who was at one time
Finance Minister under Mr. (Martin.
(Laughter.) Mr. Ryder's chief act
during his tenure of office was the
saving of $15 on the purchase of lead
pencils! The departments were disgracefully neglected  while  the Minis
ters were on a Junketting tour of the
Province. Mr. Mclnnes had said that
in this Province It was possible to put
a fixed price on coal. How could it
be possible? If it were so, any article
exposed for sale could be similarly
treated, and this would mean an end
of commerce. He was astonished at a
man of intelligence putting forward
such absurd views. He must know
In his heart it was Impossible to accomplish any such thing. (Hear, hear.>
Such speakers were simply playing to
the galleries. Every one knew that
the local consumption of coal was insignificant to the amount exported.
The tax on coal could be put on in a
fair manner on the output ut the pithead. Mr. Brown had spoken of members occupying time. He thought the
hon. member for New Westminster
had erred in that respect to a greater
degree thnn any other speaker, H<'
was continually rising to .points- of
order; that was of course within his
right! but there was such a tiling as
overdoing it. He waa somewhat surprised that the member for North Nanaimo should have alluded to tiie Finance Minister in the terms in which
he did. He had never heard a word
spoken against that gentleman's character. The electorate of the Province
had demonstrated that the attacks
made against him were without foundation. Mr. Mclnnes. in treating of
the lalbor question, had misinterpreted
his remarks on this point of the Hon.
Minister of Finance. All were agreed
that there should (be no disturbances
affecting the industries of the Province. Mr. Mclnnes had also referred
to the taxation of the Esquimalt &
Nanaimo Railway lands- ilf It was the
intention of the Legislature that the
lands should be exempt from taxation,
would Mr. Mclnnes read into the Act
a provision that they should ibe taxed?
MR. McINNES: '-Circumstances alter cases." The valuable property given
the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Company
had not been administered properly,
land if the people could find any flaw
in the Act they would be perfectly
Justified In taking advantage of it.
(Cries of "Repudiation!")
MR. McPHILLIPS looked upon the
question as a purely ibusiness proposition. It cost $2,400,000 to build the
road, and the Company only got $75.-
000 from the Dominion Government.
Where was It to get the balance to
build the road? It had embarked In
-what was then a very speculative
enterprise. The hon. member for
North Nanaimo was trying to reconcile the conditions of to-day with the
conditions of years ago.
ADR. CURTIS: "You say the road had
cost $30,000 a mile. How do you figure
that up?   What is your authority?"
(Cries of, "It cost more than $30,000
a mile.")
IM1R. CUiRfPIS: "Oh, we know those
figures are only based on watered
stosk."
Continuing. MiR. Mr-PHULLIPS proceeded to criticise the Opposition for Its claim of (being purist. It
looked upon the Government and all
its supporters as being a gang of bood-
lers. it could not get beyond that.
(Laughter.) The member for North
Nanaimo had contended that the Opposition was the friend of labor, and
the Government the enemy. He (the
speaker) thought the capitalists were
the true friends of iaibor when they
afforded legitimate opportunities for
the investment of money. Take the
Eight-Hour Law. The Opposition took
much credit for the enactment of that
measure. What was the fact? The
Premier for years had the Eight-Hour
Law operating ln his mines.
'MIR. McLVNES: "Is the hon. member aware that the Premfer refused his
workmen the privilege of forming a
union?"
| MR. MeFHhLLIPS did not know
I anything^ about that. He had no
; knowledge that the Premier had ever
1 refused such a privilege. He would
j allude, in concluding, once again to
the peculiar fact that the Leader of
the Opposition was not in his seat on
the important occasion of the delivery
of the Budget Speech. What little
had 'been asserted in criticism by the
Opposition was not of a very important character. In regard to the
claims that the revenue of the Province should 'be increased, all were
agreed that this was desirable, and no
doubt the Government would give the-
matter its earnest consideration.
This concluded the detbate on the
Budget.
THE ESTIMATES.
The House then went into Committee of Supply, Mr- Hunter In the chair,
the remainder of the evening session-
being devoted to the Estimates, which
were rushed through without any appreciable discussion.
Upon the vote of $3,000 in aid of educating the deaf and dumb, an Inquiry
from Mr. Brown elicited the informi-
tion that it was the Government's intention to provide .proper facilities for
this work. The Provincial Secretary
explained that there wore about 31
deaf-mutes, who had been sent to
California and Manitoba for Instruction, who would be brought here and
Placed under competent tuition.
The Estimates were more than half
finished when the House adjourned
about 1 o'clock a.m.
' It is the general opinion now that
the close of the session is well In
sight, some venturing the opinion that
three sessions a day will be reported
to in order to hurry the business.
TWENTIETH DAY.
Victoria, August 17.
The time of the House to-day was
devoted for the most part to the Estimate.* which were voted, without any
appreciable opposition, to the finish. A
considerable amount of routine business was also despatched, and an inclination shown on both sides of the
House to hurry matters forward. Mr.
Martin was not in his place, and the
Opposition Leader was also absent during the Budget debate on the preceding
day.
The House met at 2 o'clock p, m.
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Canada should ab'ollsh the Senate.
With tho toilers, promises of mansions in the skiesaru no Longei'ouri'erjb;
they want justice here on earth instead
of a draft on eternity.���New Lijjlit.
WEDNESDAY,  AUOUSDT 20, 1900,
MINING COMMISSION.
Tho Hon. Minister of Mines has
notified tho mining recorder that a
commission is to be Appointed to
enquire into the mining laws of this
province, and desires to obtain local
opinion by those interested thereon.
As the government has already declared that the eight-hour law will not
bo tampered with tbe EAGLE feels that
while there was no necessity for a
commission tbere is certainly room for
improvement in tbe mining laws as
fchfiy stand to-day. Probably the first
in importance tons is to check restaking
and thus force claim holders to do
assessment work. To accomplish this
a permanent inspector is needed. Then
comes tbe person holding thirty and
forty claims without doing tbe required
assessment. To overcome this* all
claims should expire on tbo ono date,
tbe same as a license'at present. It
would bother a man to be at more than
one place to re-locate his entire holdings. The many other items which
need adjustment apply more particularly where there is moredevelopmiMii,
machinery, output of ore, etc., so tbat
suggestions for these adjustments
would come with better grace from tbo
representatives of thoso districts, who
uro capable of giving tbo information
without ibe aid of a commission. These
commission's are a bill of expense and
only serve the purposo for which we
have already elcetod representatives.
SCREAMLETS.
Canada Bhould own the O. P. Ii.
John Houston is apparently sparring
for tho nomination of the Liberals soon
to convene at Revelstoke.
Tho Eaole regrets to see no
redistribution measure introduced at
this session of the legislature. Tlie
census excuse is all bosh, as redistribution bills have twice passed iu tho
house since the last census in '41. The
bill killed b ' Joseph Martin's veto was
fair then and would bo what the
province wants now.
Tho Eaolk might just remind the
Trout Lake Trades' Committee, while
thoy aro asking for Knslo's co-operation, that it was that board of trade
which moro than helped to kill the
proposed construction of the K. L. S.
last season by setting up a howl :ib to
the future destruction of the mining
industry by the enactment of the eight-
hour law. Current events have proved
them falsifiers and we should be caro-
ful In asking their aid. It would react
as a jonah.
Tho nuinstrositios nf heathen mif.gov-
ornmont have so greatly affected the
people of Groat Britain that thoy are
determined not only to civilize the
Chinese hy killing them oil, but aro
hont on fixing the Boers plonty too,
To civilize those who don't agree with
Us, it is absolutely necessary to exterminate thorn. It has been calculated
that England has killed over half a
million so-called savages during the
past ton years between Cairo und the
Cape. We arc doing nicely.���Alberta
Sun.
Wanted���A man to represent Yale-
Cariboo-Kootenay in the house of
parliament, Ottawa. Must bo young,
energetic and not afraid to tackle tho
Chinese question, tbo improvement of
postal service in British Columbia, tho
granting to British Columbia of substantial aid from ti,i! Dominion
revenues, tlio proper representation of
British Columbia in tbo Dominion
house and other matters too numerous
to montion. Anyono showing a ten-
itoncy to dovelop Into a servile party
man not wantod. Apply, with
credentials, to tho voters at the polls
when the position will bo granted.-r
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bave signified their intention of making tho'public ownership of railways
the foremost plank in their creed. The
Liberal leaders, before tho last
election, made so many promises that
they never attempted to fulfil that the
electors of tho west are prone to
distrust them. The Conservatives, on
the other band, are wasting their time
talking imperialism and patriotism,
but fight shy of the real issues affecting
the electorate���public ownership of
monopolies. If the Labor unions or
party of this province organize, unite
and place* their progressive principles
before tho people at once���so as to set
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#Plre proof safe.
Finest Wines, Liquors nnd Cigars.
Mining men's headquarters.
Cheerful dining room ; A 1 service.
MODERATE RATEa IIIVEN.
f4w$$$$$��$$$$$$��^m��$$f <^^��&��&$>��&j>&mm$m4m4>��m
vfr   REST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIOARB. REST CUISINE SERVICE.   $fc
<$   FINELY EQUIPPED BAB, BEFITTED AND REFURNISHED.   W,
REST 12.00 A DAY HOUSE
IN THE LARDEAU DI8TBICT.
..Hotel Lardeau..
��/. Laughton, Proprietor.
Ferguson, B. C.
HEADQUARTERS FOE MINEBS
AND MINING MEN	
"J��3>   NEATLY FUBNI8HED,
jit    WELL LIGHTED AND HEATED EOOMS.
| Hotel Ferguson
CONVENIENTLY
SITUATED ON VI'lTOEIA AVE.
^h^^^^-^^jh^s^NvHSj $������$ mm*Mfc
THE PIONEER HOTEL OF TIIE LARDEA
lo
tlin
UNION
Ullia is Bowed In
it. if ii retailor line
loose labels in his
possession and off-
' i n
lnil fur you. dp
patronfjsc him,
has not any right to have loose labels,   i>
labels In retail .-lores are counterfeits.   Do	
listen to any exolanatlon AS towliv the lial has
no label. The Genuine Union Label is perforated on tho four edges exactly the same as a
]>oMim<> Mump, Coulerfeils lire soiin'tiincs
perfnraU'dim three (if the edges, and sometime;.
only on two. Keep a sharp lookoul forthe
counterfeits. Unprincipled manufacturers nru
using thein In order lo cei rid of thoir sceb-
inu'le iiais, The John H.steisoii Co. and llenrv
ll. ftoelofs, both of Philadelphia, Pa., arc nonunion concerns.
JOHN a. MOFPITT, President, Orange, N. J.
JOHN PHILLIPS, Secretary, 477 Park Ave.,
Brooklyn, n. Y.
Horses
and Freighting
Business For Sale
People who are familial' with this
particular section do not hesitate to
say that it has great possibilities and
must come to the front before long, as
capital is seeking new fields for
investment. The conditions at prosent
prevailing will he materially changed
when tho railway is finished, This
road completed will make the Lardeau
mining region easily accessible.
There is a great future in store for this
camp and the man who stays with the
country will reap the harvest.
Three stages and ton head of horses.
with mail contract In connection.
Fifteen head of saddle horses with
saddles.
Twenty head of freight horses with
live freight wagons; ore sleighs
and all necessary ringing, extra
stables at Thomson's Landing,
Trout Lake I'ity and Ferguson,
Will sell any purl
For partlculu;
oftlioabovo to.ulf nurclinsi
s, write
Craig & Hillman,
THOMSON'S LANDING,
Editor:   N. O. FANNING.
Associate:  John Emery McLeajI.
This famous magazine is now  publlsha. In
New York.
it is an absolutely free and Independent
journal of the first class, presenting both sides
of the loading questions of the day from the
puns of the best writers.
Progressive and vigorous, yet scholarly ami
high toned, it should bo read by every one
desirous of obtaining up-to-dato information.
It is Indispensable to every advanced mind.
3f> Oenls a Copy.
68.60 a Vim.
See that this Label is on all clothing you buy
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Ferguson Packing
and Transfer Outfit.
HKADQUARTISUS AT FERGUSON, B.C.
Contracts entered into for packing of
Mining Supplies, etc., to any point
in the district.
Good) prompt service, and any work
und or tuk en fjuftranteod.
Freighting" from Thomson's Landing
to Ferguson a Specialty.
S. DANEY, Proprietor
Wholesale Markets.
At all newstnnds,"or post-paid by tlie publishers
THE AKENA COMPANY,
"Life" Hldg.,   NEW YORK, N. v.  -
Rodsland, Nelson, Sandon, Grand
Forks. Revelstoke, Greenwood
and Vancouver.
Retail Markets	
Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Ymir,
Kaslo, Sandon, Now Denver,
Silverton, Cascade City, Grand
Forks,    Greenwood,    Phoenix,
Midway, Camp Mc Kinney, Revelstoke, Vancouver, Ferguson.
WM. SCHMOCK,
Manager Ferguson Branch.
The Bar is supplied with the best brands of :
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Mining and Commercial '���
Men.   Tenderfeet comforted,
Itiitcn 198.00 a liny and upwards,
Ferguson Bros., Proprietors.
Canadian Pacific
RAILWAY.
"Imperial
Limited"
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced June 10.
The "Imperial Limited"
takes you across the continent in four days without
change. It is a solid vesti-
buled train, luxuriously
equipped with every possible
essential for the comfort
and convenience of passen*
gers. Ask your friends
who have trauellcd on it,
or address
.1. MoCKEERY, Anont Arrowhead,
T. W, BRAD8UAW, Agt. Kevelstoke.
Or to	
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And we havo Jnnt roooivod u line stock
oi Lottor Putin,  Patronise
"The Eagle."
I'dr People Who
....lll(j
Lumber
Everything is now in
shape for us to supply
Lumber
Don't delay but get
your order in at once.
.Richard Davis
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reader of The Eagle ?
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forsAloi
Caesar's Column. (Donnelv) itfip.
Tin; A iiii-ritiiii Peasant, (TiM ���!������.������, 30c,
Ton Mon nf Money Wand. IN'ortonl ::v.
A Trunin InBcnJlcfy, iCowUvov] ���.'���'�����.
Hotter ihivm. iimoul l'.v.
The (.olden liotUc, lltuinndy] Mta.
An Meal Republic, (I'bulp"!  MV.
Christ tlio HooiRlfst ?"'<���.
tinerluan People's Money, (Donnelly]. a.v.
Tlio Mi tlu H'HtosmBii, [Armstriiig]  iOe,
Uovcrnmonl Ownorsmpof luiir'uui*	
by IF, Q. H. uonlun  l��e.
Poems for tlio Pooplo, w.F. nudjis lui\
In Hell und Ihe Way Ont, by II. I!. Allen...4V.
One Wav toOtvoperatlvo uommomvoiilth,..OV.
Uw, Ubornud Liberty, by li v, Dc-b^ ....idr.
TliuCoin-ontrftilt'iiof Woulth.K, liviin....lfJc.
A Pure Demporaey, by It. H. Tlmm|i^on !!'���.���*.
mii'cl U'Llfdntlun, by J. W.Sillilvrtii lOe.
Mnuli-lpal Loiiillism. by P. 0. It. (imdiiti.. .)���::
A Pew Things About Trusts !�������.
Hard Tim us, panne nnd cure, by llnrdon....Hir
The Sow nnd Ills Money Uwa I-V
Metrlu Kn��lniid. by Hoboti lii��inhfor.| 3-V
The Story of My DiPtaWMhlp ��*������
Lookiiiu Mrtcitwitrd, by KdWiild Re lutni-.. -f
slivloi'k'H nmiirbtor, bv MHrK'irel II. nHt->.-"'V.
A finuplittirof flnniiiiiMv. hy K. M Pmlj|i,.tft5��.
An apimwI for the Ulln.I. I-V \V. A. lUti'.iffo.KV.
l'roportloael ReproHentaiiou  Htc.
fit's a Pleasure
I to have
I Your Printing
.lust ns yon like it.
If yon are discriminating In your tastes
J�� you will approclnto the neat, artistic
|> nml appropriate stylos adopted in
The  Eagle's
Job Office.
Wo havo ample Improved facilities unit \
know how to use them.    Wc can do all <
tbo printing in this entire district, If $
| strict .mention to orders will secure It.
| Prices Consistent
with the
| Quality of Work.
Try ns wiili j'nnr next Order.
Mall brdor�� promptly Riled,
| The Lardeau -Eagle. I
Ferguson. U C.I
* ���
mtatm Mming Records.
Continued from pane l.
fjroup hill, about 3 inilos from Trout
lake, Jas. Grant. ���
Sunday Morning, Gainer creek, about
3 miles from mouth, southeast extension of Terrible, W. H. Shannon.
Surprise fraction, Silver Cup mountain, about 40 roils from -Silver Cup,
Andrew Abrahamson.
Ruth, Brown creek, southeasterly
extension to I. X. L., Anton Andreason.
Goat, same, Ed. Andren.
Triune fraction, on Silvor Cup bill,
bounded on north by Triune, on south
by Triune No. 2, on east by Morning
Star, on west by Gordon ^Highlander,
Fred. Disjardine.
Wonderful No. 2., Pass eroek, a
western extension of Wondorful, Jas.
Anderson.
Wonderful No. 3., same, W. Ross.
Lauder No. 1, on divide [between
Surprise creek and little west fork of
Duncan, James Laudot\
Lauder' No. 2, Bame', David Morgan
Aug, 22.���Blue Bird, on north fork
trail, about 2 miles from Ferguson,
southeast extension of Trump, S.
Daney.
C��rti (Unites uf Work.
Assessment work has been recorded on tho
following claims, good for the year from date
mentioned :
Aug, lo, 1899.  Wandeliar, Gust Berg.
Sept. d.   Poplar, same.
Sept. 0.   Copperhead, same.
Aug. 15.   Nora same.
Sept. 14.   Horn Silver King, Jas. MeMahon.
Aug. 31.  Morning Sun, same.
Aug. 28.  Occidental, Frank Holtcn.
Aug. 23.  Joker. A. J. Gordon.
Sept. 8.   I. X. L��� same.
Sept. 7.   Silver Pick, same.
Oct. 2.  Companion, Nepolcon Emo.
Aug. 18.   Mereven fraction, John G. Lynch.
Aug. 12.   Randolph, J. X, Nelson.
JuheSS.        ''        fraction, same.
Aug. 9.  Rambler, Hugh McPherson.
Aug, 1(1.   Green Hill, I'ctcr Ferguson.
Sept. 7.   IroniMast, 1. B. MacKenzle.
May 1.  Diamond King, J. H. Lundy.
Aug. 28.  Enterprise, A. G. Cederstaff.
Aug. 2i.   Mohecan, Jas. MeCully.
May 19.  Early Bird, same.
Pathfinder, same.
Ogonz, E. G. Moyer.
Will Carnaehl, same.
Opliir. Thos. Pearson.
Cripple ('reek, mimo,
LiqiiidHtnr, A. W, Edge.
Lfirdo, I'.'terCulltcon.
E.-Q.,J.T Lauthers.
mmsi
NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF
The Lardeau District
HAS THERE BEEN SO MANY MEN EMPLOYED, OR SO MUCH DEVELOPMENT GOING ON.
THE LARDEAU WILL HAVE AT LEAST
A Dozen Shippers This Winter
ia
Aug. 21.
Aug. 12.
Sepl. 18.
Sept. 21.
Aug. II.
Aug, 13.
Aug. 00.
Aug. 13.
Aug. 13.
Kept. 27.
May 22.
Aug. HI.
Aug. 13,
Aug. 111.
Aug. 15.
Aug.
.'. T., same.
Granite Holt, some.
Edna fraction, mime.
Silver Coble, Dan Anderson.
Boat Hill, N.;a. Ericsson.    ���
Central, Nqls Nelson,   ,
Maggie May, Root. McCutohcon.
Porto Itii'o, Joseph Verschoyle.
Sept.!).   Anvil, John MeMahon.
Aug23.   Sunshine, Robert MeCord.
Jenny Lind, same.
Rondo, same.
Stirling, A. McDongall. '
Mary Blbor, John iiollmau.
Surprise, William Johnson.
Elesmore, James Porter.
I. x'.!.., same.
St. Elmo, Hugh McPherson.
Yankee, Name,
silver Queen, John stanber.
Sweden, Ole Arvog.
Orowu Point, Walter Anderson.
Three Lako, same.
Minto fraction, Geo. M. Yuill.
Missouri, Nntlian K. Lay.
Sept. 4. ."Northern Bell, same. '
Sept.?.  Center Star, same.
Aug. 30.  Klondike, same.
Aug. 28.   iiottom Dollar, I'. A. Lindgren.
Bonanza, same.
Manky Hanks, same.
Nomina *ler, same.
Ivanlioe, H. 13, Rogers.
Mountain View, Lewis Thompson.
Maple Leaf, Henry Smith,
Bismark, same.
Bt, John, Ross E. Chesnut.
Aug. 23.  St. Mary, same.
Sept. 9. (Irani Falls, M. L. Moyer.
Aug. 23.   Bonanza Palls, same.
Sept. IS.
Sept. 2.
Sept. 1.
Aug. 10.
Aug. 31.
Sept. 18.
Sept. is.
Aug. 1.
Aug. 1.
Aug. 24.
Aug. 28.
Aug. 18.
Aug. 18.
Aug. 21.
Aug. 21.
Aug. 28.
Aug. 28.
Aug. 23.
Aug. 22.
Aug. 23.
Sept 18.
Sept. 18.
Aug. 20.
Transfers.
Aug. 7.���Aloe. C. OUmralns of Ferguson, to David Morgan: Tbo
Wonderful mineral olttlra.
Aus;. 13.���P. Larson of Comaplix, to
P. Pearson of Trout Lako City: Whole
interest in Cripple Crook mineral
elnlni. situated In Johnson's basin,
near Lake ereek.   Consideration $100.
Aug. 18.���James Grant of Ferguson,
to Alee. C. Cummins: Thirty-sixth
Interest ln Luoky Jim mineral rlnlm,
situated on Silver Cup hill.
An;.', -.'i. -I). I). Bin" ol Roosland,
to W. (j. Eauton: All Interest In Ruby
mineral claim, situated en Touderfool
oreek,
80  YEARS-
EXPERIENCE
Trade MURKS
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quickly ascertain oar opinion free whether an
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" With the advent of a railway over One
Hundred properties within a radius of ten
miles of Ferguson could become shippers
in three months' time."
Ferguson is the Hub
AND  THERE  IS  NO CAMP IN BRITISH COLUMBIA WHICH PRODUCES
SUCH   HIGH-GRADE   ORES  AND   WONDERFUL   SURFACE   SHEWINGS.
Ferguson is the supply point
\
FOR THE NORTH AND SOUTH FORKS OF THE LARDEAU, BEING
BEAUTIFULLY LOCATFD ON A NATURAL TOWNSITE BENCH,
RIGHT AT THE FORKS ; THE NETTIE L. AND GREAT NORTHERN
HILLS, AND ALSO THE NORTHERN PORTION
of the Lardo-Duncan country.
Ferguson is the Payroll
���������
Centre
���������
ALL .MINING MEN MAKE FERGUSON THEIR HEADQUARTERS WHILE IN THE DISTRIOT. SUPPLIES
IN ANY QUANTITY CAN BE PROOOBBD I.N FERGUSON CHEAPER THAN- ON THE OUTSIDE, AS Till:
LOCAL MERCHANTS PROCURE LOWER FREIGHT RATES. FERGUSON* IS NOT A ROOM TOWN,
BUT HAS BEEN. STEADILY GROWING SINCE 1807. THERE NEVER WAS A MORE OPPORTUNE
TIME TO BUY FERGUSON REAL ESTATE OK INVEST IN THE CAMP'S MINERAL PROPERTIES THAN
RIGHT NOW.      WITH A RAILWAY PRICES WILL TAKE A SHARP RISE.
Come Straight to Ferguson
The RossIand=Nelson of the Lardeau. m
Come and see the town and district for yourself.
I
They will stand investigation.    BUY NOW.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION WRITE OR APPLY TO
W. N. BRA YTON,
HENRY FLOYD,
GENERAL AGENT. LOCAL AGENT. |S (Continued from page Three. )
��toa & British Columbia Goldflelds Company, Limited, regarding1 the mining
industry in the Kootenay, were presented by Messrs. Curtis and Green respectively.
THE   ESTIMATES.
The House went into Committee of
Supply and the Estimates were again
taken up.
ITuon the vote of $13,060 for public
works in New Westminster District
CRichmond Riding),
MR. TATLOW called attention to
neceeeity of completing the Hastings:
Barnet Road, and thought the work
deserved a larger grant. He also referred to the South Vancouver and Steveston trunk road as being in need of
general repairs, and asked that provision ibe made for that work.
MR. BROWN asked that attention
toe paid to the Vancouver and New
Westminster Road, which he pointed
���nut was a much frequented highway
between the two oltles. There was a
strong feeling he said that that mad
should be regarded as a Provincial rather than a Municipal work, and he requested that provision be made fordoing necessary repairs, such as widening, etc.
MR. K1DD endorsed! what had been
said as to the Hastings-Harnett Road,
and hoped the vote would be supplemented to meet that work.
HON. MR. WELLS said the present
appropriation was intended to cover
the clearing of the right of way only.
The road work Itself could not be very
well p-osecuted during the Winter, and
the Government therefore intended to
leave the appropriation until next session.
The appropriation for general repairs
in Delta Riding $5,750, brought
MR. OLIVER to his feet. He said
that he had been instructed that ar-
rargemenls had been made by the late
Government whereby the Government
agreed to advance $10,000 to the Municipality of Delta for the purpose of constructing a road In the neighborhood
*>f Ladnors Landing, to New Westminster, along the banks of the Fraser
River. One condition of this arrangement was that the Municipality agreed
to pay four per cent, per annum upon
that amount for ten years at the end
of which time the Government was to
cancel the -debt. 'That arrangement,
although the Municipality waa anxious
that it should be carried out, had not
lieen observed. The Municipality also
liad a definite promise that $2,500 would
l��e granted for the purpose of repairing the trunk, road into Delta, and on
the strength of that promise, that Municipality had spent between three and
four thousand dollars in repairs to the
western portion of the road. He did
not see that that money was Included In
Ihe present estimate and therefore asked that his riding should be dealt with
fairly.
MR. BROWN also spoke on theso
lines.
HON. MR. McBRIDE said, with regard to the road along the Fraser River referred to, the Government fully
recognised the importance of the work.
Time had not permitted, however, at
the present session, to have all necessary matters placed before the Commissioner of Lands and Works so that
they might be dealt with. Immediate
action would be taken, however, with a
-view of constructing that road.
For Nelson Riding. West Kootenay
District, the sum of $11,200 was provided in the Estimates.
MR. HOUSTON found fault with the
Government's generosity in this connection. He had only asked for $11,000.
He was willing that the extra $200
should be distributed among dissaitJs-
fled districts.     (Laughter.)
In connection with the vote for the
Kootenay  Ridings generally,
MR. CURTIS entered a plea
Tor more consideration for
those districts, arguing that the amount
���of the vote was altogether out of pro*
portion to the revenue derived from
that portion of the Province, and un*
fair as compared with the grants made
to public works In the Eastern sections.
Incidentally he urged that the Government should provide aome better means
of communication along the Coast line.
"Be also referred to the Trail Oreek
Wining Section, as a location worthy
of consideration, nnd pointed out that
that district had returned to the Government one-half million of dollars in
revenue within the last five or six years
and yei no provision was made in the
Estimates for the needs of that district. Grand Forks also merited attention. It was a promising section,
rich In minerals, and also possessing
agricultural possibilities. It was important that a trail Should be built into
that diPtrlCt this Fall. Mr. Curtis al?o
asked that the construction of a wagon
road from Gladstone to Cascade be considered.
HON. MR. TURNER said that there
was a limit to the money that they
liad to dispose of In the Estim��tes. He
reminded the House tbat, he had stated
on the previous day that the Government fully recognised the fact that
there were many districts which deserved attention, which the public fum's
would not allow it to attend to.
MR. STABLES, speaking to the motion to vote $lfi,000 to Casslar, expressed 'himself as generally satisfied with
the appropriation. He pointed out,
*owever, that the road from Atlin to
Surprise Lake needed some repair, and
asked that provision be made or con*
sldered for a plank trail from Atlin to
Bennett, to enable the people to get
their mails in during the Spring and
Fall, which they were unable to do at
present owing to the want of such a
trail. He asked that tbe sum of $500
tw placed In the Supplementary Estimates to provide for that work.
Speaking In connection with the appropriation for wharf construction, etc,
In the Province,
MR. HELMIOKEN argued that the
Dominion Government should be asked to bestow some of Its favors in that
regard uiwm this Province. He noticed that that Government expended
considerable sums on the construction
of wharves In Eastern Canada, and he
thought   Jitv    Provincial   Government
might communicate with Ottawa, with
a view of letting the Dominion authorities know that there wae a Coast line
on this Province where a few wharves
mieht be built.
���MR. TATLOW, speaking regarding
the vote of $600 in aid of the Militia,
thought there was room for more generous treatment in this connection. New
Militia companies haid been formed,
and If the monies were to be apportioned as they had been, among them all,
it would make the respective grants
pretty small. He referred to the recent action of the Militia in Vancouver
In responding to a midnight call, as an
evidence that they were a deserving
body, and repudiated the idea that the
citizens were dissatisfied with them because they had shown themselves rendy
to perform their duty on that occasion.
HON. MR. TURNER said that this
vote should have been $700, instead of
$600. The deficit would be made good
in tbe Supplementary Estimates.
In response to an Inquiry of Mr.
Houston, in connection with the vote
to the Provincial Board of Health, the
Finance Minister stated that any debts
contracted in connection with the
smallpox scare of last Winter, in acquiring emergency accommodations,
etc., would be made good by the Government if the accounts were shown to
be iust.
The vote for superannuations elicited
a suggestion from
MR. HELMCKEN. that the Government should provide a scheme by which
officials of the Government should have
a retiring allowance.
HON. MR. TURNER replied that he
thought there should be some method
of insuring the Civil Servants of the
Province, and it seemed to him very
reasonable that the Government should
consider some scheme in that direction.
BILLS    ADVANCED.
The Companies Bill was taken up in
Committee of the Whole, which reported it up with certain amendments, The
Bill was on motion read a third time
and finally passed.
Hon. Mr. McBride moved the second
reading of the Bill to provide for the
settlement of disputes as to mining
claims in the Porcupine District of
Lake Bennett Mining Division. Mr.
McBride said in this connection that
he had been convinced that in order to
have the disputes existing in that country settled it was necessary that a commissioner should be sent there, and it
had been aranged that such commissioner should leave Victoria during the
early part of next week.
ATLIN HYDRAULIC  LEASES.
���Mr. Helmcken presented a report
from the Standing Committee on
Printing, recommending that a list of
applications for hydraulic leaees in the
Atlin District be printed for the information of the House.
SPECIAL SERVICE RELIEF.
Horn Mr. McBride moved the second
reading of the Bill to relieve members
of the Canadian Military Contingent
serving in South Africa from the operation of the Placer Mining and Mineral Acts. The purpose of this Bill, he
explained, was to preserve to those of
the contingent who were interested in
mining claims, of whom there were
perhaps 15 or 20, the Interests they
possessed in such mines before leaving
for the front. He thought the Bill
would commend itself to all.
Mr. Helmcken suggested that the
franchise rights of these volunteers
should also be safeguarded.
The Bill was read a second time,
passed ln Committee of the Whole, and
finally passed.
Tho House then adjourned.
EVENING    SESSION.
The House re-assembled at 8 o'clock
and at once went Into Committee of the
Whole on the Vancouver City Charter,
which was disposed of In the one sitting, the final clause being reached and
passed when the adjournment took
place at 12 o'clock. There was comparatively no discussion on the amendments, which, thanks to the intelligent
explanations of Mayor Garden, were
well understood, as they were proposed,
and the fact that the Bill had already
been 'before the House greatly facilitated the work. Progress was also assisted b> an agreement to take all the
unamended clauses as read.
MR. BROWN, speaking for Mr. Gilmour, proposed an amendment to Section 124, relating to the borrowing powers of the City, providing that in the
event of a [petition signed by at least
1,000 voters, any question relating to
the'public interest should be submitted
to the vote of the electors upon certain
conditions as to guaranteeing expenses.
He said that many people in Vancouver
were, Interested in this question, and
argued that means should foe provided
by which the people could have an opportunity of hearing'the merits of any
such question discussed. Of course,
this would only apply to such questions
as to which public Interest was strongly excited.
MAYOR GARDEN thought as the
Council was elected once a year, the
people were fully protected, and had
sufficient control, In that way, of the
actions of that body. The amendment
was lost.
The following amendments to Sec
tion 125, relating to the powers of the
Council to pass* 'by-laws, were passed
without serious discussion. In fact, so
wearisome was the task of wading
through the Bill that there was a bare
quorum In the House most of ithe time,
7. To amend Sub-section 1 of Section 125, by Inserting between the words
"the" and "city," in the 4th line there
of, the words "limits of the."
8. To amend Sub-section 4 of Section
125 by adding thereto the following
"Provided that nothing In this Subsection shall 'be held to impair or pre
Judiee the rights now vested In the
British Cotumibla Electric 'Railway, or
the New Westminster & Burrard Inlst
Telephone Company, or the Vancouver
Gas Company, by any statute in force
or requirements under any agreement
or agreements with the City."'
9. To amend Sub-section 5 of Section
125  by striking out,  in  the 6th Hoe
thereof, the word "and," and substituting therefor the word "or," and by
striking out, In the Sth line thereof, the
word "either" and substituting therefos
the word "any."
10. To amend Section 125 by striking
out Sub-section 9 thereof, and substituting therefor the following:
"(9.) If such company or companies
refuse the price offered by the City, or
if. at the expiration of 30 day3 from the
time that notification of the price offered has 'been delivered, they fail to
accept such price, or within the period
aforesaid fail to give the notice requiring an arbitration as aforesaid, then
the Council may proceed forthwith to
exercise the powers conferred upon
them by the first four of the preceding
sub-sections to this section of this Act."
10. To amend Sub-section 7 of Section 125 by striking out. In the 1st line
thereof, the word "clause" and substituting therefor the word "sub-section."
11. To amend Section 125 by striking
out Sub-section 10 thereof and substituting therefor the following:
(10.) The provisions as to purchase,
contained in the preceding sub-sections
of this Act shall have no force or effect
whatsoever ln favor of the Vancouver
Gas Company if the said Company shall
charge more than $2.50 per 1,000 cubic
feet for gas supplied by them, nor in
favor of tha part of the undertaking
of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Limited, which pertains
to the buslnes3 of electric lighting if
the said Company shall charge any citizen more than one cent per amphere
hour 16-candle power lamp for electricity supplied by the said Company for
lighting purposes; and ln the event of
such companies, or either of them, making charges ln excess of the above rate,
the Corporation shall have the right to
construct, purchase, maintain and operate gas or electric light works, or
both,;and supply the inhabitants of the
City therewith, without first offering a
price for the works of any company
charging such excessive rate as aforesaid."
13. To amend Section 125 by striking
out Sub-section 11 thereof and by substituting therefor the following:
'(11.) Provided, however, that the
Council may enter into the lighting of
the public streets, highways, public
places and buildings with electric light
at any time upon their first acquiring
any boilers, engines, dynamos, poles,
wires and all other arc lighting plant
then being utilised ia the lighting of
the streets of the city by the said British Columbia Electric Railway Company, Limited, the price to be paid for
such plant, and the preliminary steps
to he taken for the acquiring of the
same, are to be the same as hereinbefore provided 'with reference to the
compulsory purchase of the other portions of the undertaking of the Company."
14. To amend Section 125 hy striking
out Sub-section 13 and substituting
therefor the following:
(13.) If the Company declines to
accept said option referred to In the
next preceding Sub-section, or If, after
acceptance, the Company fails to construct the said railway or lighting
works within a reasonable time, then
the Council may pas3 a by-law authorising the City to construct, equip,
operate and maintain the said railway
or tramway or lighting works on and
over such street or streets; but no such
by-law shall be acted upon by the Council until it shall have been submitted
to and have been ratified by a similar
vote of the ratepayers as is hereinbefore provided with respect to by-laws
reauirlng the assent of the electors."
16. To amend Sub-section 45 of Section 125 by adding after the1 word "property," on the first line thereof, the
words "any lots or," and by inserting
between the words "drained" and "into" in the third line thereof, the words
whether the same Is drained Into a
sewer or not."
17. To amend Section 125 by adding
the following sub-sections:
*(47.) "For regulating the keeping of
horses and defining the structure, materials and class of buildings in which
horses may he kept.
60.)   For providing for the appointment or election of three Commission
ers to arrange and control the Cemetery or burial grounds of the City.
(61.) For providing for the -appointment or election of Commissioners not
exceeding 15 in number, for the control and management of the City Hospital, and for defining the duties of such
Commissioners."
18. To amend Sub-section 89 of Section 125 by inserting between the words
"governing" and "bill," in line 1 thereof, the words "and defining."
19. To nmend Sub-section 91 of Section 125 by Inserting between the words
"licensing" and "skating." In line
thereof, the words "buildlngH used as
theatres and for exhibitions of any
kind."
20. To nmend Sub-section 93 of Section 125 by adding thereto the words,
"and regulating the keeping of dog."
21. To amend Sub-section 99A of Section 125 by Inserting before the word
"Trading," in the first line thereof, the
words "For licensing."
22. To amend Sub-secllon 113 of See
tion 125 by adding thereto the words
"within the City."
23. To amend Sub-section 114 of Section 125 by inserting between the words
"For" and "licensing," in the first line
thereof, the words "regulating and."
24. To amend Sub-section 116 of Section 12fi by Inserting 'between the words
"owhtrs" and "of," in the first line
thereof, the words "and drivers."
25. To amend Sub-section 117 of Section 125 by adding thereto the words
"unless such revocation' Is occasioned by
a breach of the law having been made
by the licensee."
26. To amend Section 125 by adding
thereto the following sUb-sectlon:
"(119.) For the appointment of a Licensing Inspector and defining his powers and duties."
27. To amend Section 125 by placing
SUb-section USA under the head note
"Land, Erection of Buildings and Pre-
j ventlon of Fires."
28. To amend Sub-section 191 of Sec-
n'on 126 by adding to the end thereof
the following words: "And such by-law
shall not be repealed."
29. To amend Bub-section 196 of Section 125 by ���inserting' 'between the words
"purposes" and "or," in the third line
thereof, the words "Roods, street*,"
and by adding to the said sub-section
the following words: "Excepting In the
cose of Suburban Lot 90, Hastings
Towr.slte, known as Hastings Park, situate at Hastings, which may be leased
by the Council' of the said City for a
term of years."
30. To amend Sub-section 197 of Section 125 by adding thereto the words,
"and any branches thereof."
31. To amend 'Sub-section 207 of Section 125 by adding thereto the words,
"But this sub-section shall not be taken to limit the powers conferred on the
Council 'by Sub-section 15 of this section."
32. To amend Section 125 by adding
the following sub-section:
"(209.) For allowing a rebate or rebates on all taxes If paid before a certain time or times to be named in the
by-law."
33. To amend Sub-section 5 of Section 133 by striking out the following
words In lines three and four thereof:
"or injuriously affected by the'exercise
of any of its powers."
34. To amend Sub-sectl n 2 of Section
134 by adding thereto the following
words: "And the cost of purchasing,
expropriating and obtaining any lands
or lights necessary to be purchased,
expropriated or obtained Jn order to
carry out any of the above objects."
35. To amend Section 193 by striking
out In lines two and three thereof the
words. "From 1st April to 1st October,
and from 9 o'clock a. m. to 4 o'clock p.
m. from 1st October to 1st of April."
A discussion arose upon ;Sub-seetton
16, giving the City power to oblige electric companies to place their wires undo rgroimd.
MR. GARDEN upheld the rights of
the City valiantly, holding that on principle this power should be given, subject, if the Legislature so desired, to
the approval of the Lieutenaht-Gover-
nor-In-Cotrcil.
MR. McPHILLIPS moved that the
whole section be struck out and
MR. POOLEY supported him.
The benches were comparatively empty at the time, particularly on the Opposition side of the House, where there
was hut 9. single representative present,
MR. McPHILLIPS, who moved the
striking out of the section.
MR. TATLOW supported Mayor Garden.
The sub-section was struck out.
The House adjourned until 2 o'clock
on Monday next.
TWENTY-FIRST DAY.
Victoria, B. C, August 20.
The blll-of-fare disposed ot In the
House to-day wae a very meagre one,
and from the spectators' point of
view decidedly uninteresting. The
formal reading and parsing of the Estimates through their remaining stages
occupied a considerable time, and a
long wrangle over a knotty point In
the Vancouver City Charter, was accountable for another good portion of
the sitting. The only tactical episode
between the Opposition and Government parties lay in an attempt on the
part of the Opposition to have the B'.ll
to incorporate the Lake Bennett Railway Company placed on the Orders of
the Day for the second reading. It
Will be remembered that thia Bill was
thrown out by the Railway Committee,
which occasioned a long debate in the
House lapt week. The motion to revive the Bill met with a similar fate
to-day. Notwithstanding the prosaic nature of the proceeding?, th^
gallerlea were well occupied during the
afternoon-
The House met at 2 o'olcck p.m.
The petitions from the British America Corporation. Limited, and others
and from the London & British Columbia Gold Fields, Limited, and others,
asking for an enquiry into the conditions of the mining Industry, which
iwera presented on Friday, were on
motion received.
Mr. Martin raised an abjection to
the reception of these petitions, on the
ground that they were vague in meaning, and asked for nothing of a specific nature, and also that they contained
lines which had been scratched out and
altered. The objection was overruted,
ESTIMATES AGRIBED TO.
The various items ln the Estimates
as passed in Committee of Supply last
week, were passed by the House, and
finally agreed to.
NEW BILLS.
Hon. Mr. Eberts Introduced a Bill to
amend   the  Railway Assessment Act;
also a Bill  to omend    the  Provincial
Elections  Act;  also a  Bill   to  amend
the Tramway Incorporation Act; all of
which were rend a first time.
THE   LAKE   'BBNNiETT RAILWAY
BILL.
MR. STABLES moved, seconded by
M.R. CURTIS--That  BUI (No. 16), intituled  "An Act    to    Incorporate the
Lake Bennett Railway Company," be
placed upon the Orders of the Day for
second reading.
MR. STABLES said that he did this
in order to obtain, If he could, some
further information regarding that
railway. He understood it was the
policy of the Government to prevent
that road being constructed. Why
that should be so, he could not understand. The point had been raised In
Committee and In the House, that It
was the policy of the Dominion Government not to grant charters to any
railroads that will have their terminals in an American port He thought
It would be well to look Into that matter, as it Beemed to him the Dominion
Government should be quite capable of
conducting Its own business. This
charter simply call d for a road through
British Columbia territory, and so long
as It did not cross the boundary line
It seemed to him that it would be quite
jvlthln the province of this House to
grant the charter. For himself, he
would say that he was quite as much
In favor of an all-Canadian route as1
anybody, but what guarantee had they
that such a line would be constructed
in the near future? Some of them had
had experience with all-Canadian
routes through that country already,
an experience that had cost many
thousands of dollars. He referred to
the road from Telegraph Creek to Teslin Lake. They had had It from one
of the Ministers in the House at Ottawa that a wagon-road had been con*
structed, and that part of the road
had been graded. Taking it for granted that these things were so, thousands of people went into that country
over that all-Canadian route, with a
result that was only too well-known
to every one in the country. He regretted that such utterances should
have come from the lips of a member
of the Government at Ottawa, and he
regretted that this Government should
seek to prevent the construction of a
road a*f promised by the present charter. There was no question about the
need of such a competing line in that
district, and he thought It would only
be just and fair if this Government
should grant that charter, and leave
It to the Dominion Government to deal
with the other part of It as it saw fit.
IMR. COROlIS desired to express his
concurrence ln the remarks of the junior member for Casslar. He considered it only proper that this Rill Incorporating the Lake Bennett Railway
Company ahould be read a second
time, and dealt with by this House.
He could see no reason���and no reason had been offered yet���why the
charter should not be granted. He
was satisfied that it would be of very
great benefit to the locality in question
and he could not see how it could injure any Canadian Interest.
The motion for the second reading of
the Bill was then put and lost, the
House dividing as follows:
For the motion: Messrs, Mclnnes,
Gilmour, Stables, Oliver, Brown, Curtis,
Smith. R., Houston���8.
Against the motion: Messrs. Kldd,
Neill, Green, Hall, MoPhlllips, Helmcken, Turner, Dunsmuir, Eberts, Smith,
A. W., Ellison, Clifford, Fulton, Hayward, Garden, Prentice. Wells, McBride, Pooley, Murphy, Rogers, Hunter, Taylor, 'Dickie, Mounce���25.
QUESTIONS.
Mr. Kidd asked the Hon. the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works the
following question:
Is'lt the Intention of the Government
to open for eettlement, in small holdings, by lease or otherwise, to actual
settlers, the Provincial lands now under reserve in the Municipalities of
South Vancouver and Burnaby?
The Hon. Mr. Wells replied as follows:
"Up to the present time the Government has not considered the advisability of opening for settlement, by lease
or otherwise, the (Provincial lands referred to."
Mr. Tatlow asked the Hon. the Minister of Mines the following question:
Is It the intention of the Government to establish a mining division
with a gold commissioner resident In
the City of Vancouver?
The Hon. 'Mr. McBride replied as follows:
"The Government Is collecting data
with reference to the establishment of
such mining division."
BILLS SENT DOWN.
His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
transmitted a BUI to amend the Mineral Act, with a recommendation in
Its favor. The BUI was introduced and;
read a first time.
His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
also transmitted a Bill to amend the
Licence Act. The Bill was Introduced
and read a first time.
IN COMMITTEE   OF   THE WHOLE,
The House went Into Committee of
the Whole when the BUI to provide for
the settlement of disputes over mining
claims in the Procupine District was
taken up for consideration.
Mr. Stables asked if the Government
intended to exact a 125 fee from parties-
seeking to have their claims settled,
as was done In connection with the-
Commission last year? In many cases
he said the payment of this fee had
worked a hardship, and compelled the
abandonment'of claims altogether.
Hon. Mr. MoBrlde said that the experience of last year had shown that
this $25 fee was necessary to prevent
frivolous claims being presented to
the Commissioner. There were some-
cases, however, in which it may have
worked hardship, and the Government
would try to arrange to meet such:
cases this time, and If possible remit
the fee In such Instances as seemed:
to warrant it.
The Bill was reported up without,
amendments.
The Vancouver & Westminster Railway Bill was then taken up In Committee of the Whole. It will be remembered that when this BUI was In
Committee 'last week, th* clause giving the Company the right to build
a branch line 20 miles In length, extending from the main line, was objected to by Mr. Martin and others,
and was laid over for further consideration. This clause (was taken up
to-day, Mr. Helmcken offering In
amendment to limit the length of the-
branch  lines to 15 miles.
Mr. Oliver, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Martin
and Mr. Gilmour objected to the amendment. They contended that the
Company would still have power to-
construct branch lines, longer than
the main line itself, which was only
12 miles, and that such a provision
would give the Company a blanket
charter to build where It chose over
the whole district, and thus deter any
other company which might otherwise-
be iwllllng to. construct a line, from
operating.
'Mr. Martin, in particular, urged the
point that the Company should not be
given such an indefinite charter, holding that It should be stated where the
proposed branches were to run to.
To this Mr. Helmcken said he understood that It was contemplated to build
a branch to Steveston.
IMr. Martin held that such a road
would not be a branch within the-
meaning of the Act, but a main line.
Mr. Oliver offered an amendment confining, the Company to the north bank:
���*.* L
��� of the Fraser River, which was voted
- down.
Mr. Helmcken's amendment was car
rled on a party vote.
���Mr. Helmcken then moved to strike
out Clause 32 of the Bill, which provided that the preceding Section (31),
stipulating that the Company should
carry free all persons whose transportation would otherwise be a charge
against the Province, should be a condition upon which the Act was passed,
and should be binding upon the bond
holders and all other persons Interested In the said Company or its property
The motion passed, the Opposition
dissenting.
Mr. Helmcken was to further move
that Clause 34, providing for the exclusion of Oriental labor in connection
with the construction and operation rf
the road, be fltruek out, hut at this
staire he asked that the Committee
rise and report progress, to give time
for further consideration of the clause.
The Committee rose.
VANCOUVER CITY CHARTER.
The sections of the Vancouver City
Charter dealing with wards and the
constitution of the Council, which
were laid over, at the last sitting of
the Committee, were again taken up ln
Committee of the Whole. Section (3)
providing for the number of wards,
was, after some discussion, amended,
to read that the City Council may, hy
by-law, divide the City Into two or
more wards, Instead of ten or more
wards, and that such -wards shall be
represented on the basis of population,
��� as well as assessed values.
Section (4), dealing with the constitution of the Council, was amended to
read as follows:
"4. There shall be elected annually a
tit and proper person who shall be
���called Mayor of the City of Vancouver,
and in the event of the whole City being declared by by-law to be one ward,
ten fit and proper persons, who shall
be called Aldermen of the City; In the
���event of the City being by by-law divided into two or more wards, one or
more fit and .proper persons to represent each such ward. The Council
-shall by by-law fix the number of Aldermen to represent each ward."
The Committee rose and reported
progress.
VOTING RETURNS.
Mr. Brown asked the Government
when the returns showing the number
of votes cast in the different constituencies, requested some days ago, would
ibe brought down?
Hon. Mr. McBride said that the returns had been prepared and would be
laid on the table of the House at an
���early day.
The House adjourned until 2 o'clock
to-morow.
NOTICES OF QUESTIONS.
Mr. Oliver will ask the Government
���on Wednesday next:
1. Did the Government pay the expenses of sending Mr. E. Hutchereon
to the Province of Manitoba, in the
.year 1897 or 1898?
2. If so, for what purpose did Mr.
Hutcherson visit Manitoba?
3. Did Mr. Hutcherson make any report to the Government? If so, what
was the nature of the report?
Mr. Oliver will ask the Government
<on Thursday next:
1. Is the Government aware that
the "brown rot In plums" has spread
to an alarming extent in the orchards
���of this Province?
2. Has any Information been circulated amongst the fruit-growers of the
Province as to the best methods of eradicating this pest?
Mr. McPhllllps will ask on Wednesday:
Will the Government, upon application by the Interested parties, refund
to persons and corporations all such
moneys as were paid twice over by
reason of the passage of the 'Mineral
Act Amendment Act, 1899," and the
"Placer Minhjg Act Further Amendment Act, 1899," said Acts declaiming
that all mining certificates should expire on the 31st May, 1899, no matter
when Issued?
Mr, Gilmour will ask the Government
on Wednesday:
As the promoters of the Lake Bennett and Chllkat Railways .were not
aware of the policy of the Government
in reference to railway charters until
they had Incurred large expense In connection with their charter, does the
Government intend to recompense
.them for said expense?
Mr. Tatlow, on Wednesday next, will
rask;
iAt what price did the Trustees for
the Sinking Fund purchase the stock
'���required   for  the    half-yearly   Investment of that Fund in June or July,
.1900?
NOTICES  OF MOTION.
Tho Hon. Mr. Eberts will move, on
���consideration of the report on, BUI (No.
.80) Intituled "An Act to amend the
'Land Registry Act,'" to add to the
tend of Section 8 the following words:
"And thereupon any certificate of
title or of registered estate outstanding In respect of the same shall be
���deemed to be cancelled as to the said
���estate or Interest."
Mr. Helmcken will move, In Committee of the Whole on BUI (No. 34) Intituled "An Act to Incorporate the Kamloops & Atlin Railway Company," to
strike out Section 15 of the said Bill, as
reported by the Railway Committee,
and to substitute therefor the following words, that Is to say:
"15. The clauses or sections of the
"British Columbia Act,' and all future
���amendments thereto, shall apply to
this Company, and all powers and privileges conferred by the said Act shall
be applicable as well to the main
line of the Company as to all branch
lines constructed under the provisions
hereof, save and except In case of any
���conflict, Inconsistency or repugnancy
between the clauses of this Act, and
any of the clauses or sections of the
'British Columbia Railway Act,' In
which case the provisions of this Act
"shall prevail and over-ride any clause
or section of the 'British Columbia
Rallwa* Act,' Incorporated herewith,
to the extent of any such conflict, Inconsistency or repugnancy,"
Mr. Brown will move, in Committee
of the Whole on���
Rill (No. 13) intituled "An Act to incorporate the Crow's Nest Pass Electric Light & Power Company, Limited,"
Bill (No. 14) Intituled '*An Act to Incorporate the Western Telephone and
Telegraph Company,"
That the following be inserted as a
new section to Section 28:
"28- Any duly incorporated municipality shall at 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 the Company situate, lying and being 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 connection 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
works, and to hold, exercise and enjoy
all the rights, privileges, and franchise? which the Company held, exercise- or enjoyed in connection therewith."
CORRECTION.
Mr. Curtis' remarks upon immigration from Japan some days ago should
have read that there were 47 prefectures In Japan, and that under the
arrangement, whereby ten or eleven immigrants would be permitted
access per month from each prefecture, that country could send nearly
6,000 Immigrants to Canada per year.
TWENTY-SECOND DAY.
Victoria, August 21.
The business of the House made rapid progress to-day, assisted' by an
evident disposition on both sides to
hurry the close of the session. The
possibility of prorogation on Saturday
has already been suggested by some
of the younger members, but the eld-
timers hold to the opinion that it will
be well into the middle of next week
before the close.
The only appreciable debate during
the day occurred upon the second reading of the BUI in relation to Works under Franchises granted by Private Acts.
This Bill contains provisions looking to
the exclusion of Mongolian labor, and
has 'been adopted by the Administration
as a Government measure, although
introduced by a private member, Mr.
Helmcken.
The House met at 2 o'clock p. m.
Mr. A. W. -Smith presented a petition from S. Gibbs and others re assessment Work on mineral claims.
TH-E KETTLE RIVER RAILWAY.
Mr. Pooley reported firom the Railway Committee, as follows: it has
considered Bill No. 50 Intituled "An Act
to Incorporate the Grand Forks & Ket-
tfle River Railway Company," and has
amended the preamble by eliminating
that portion of the railway between
Cascade City and the City of Grand
Forks, at the request of the promoters;
subject to which, it reports the preamble proved, and submits the said Bill
herewith with amendments.
The report was received.
SECOND READINGS.
The following hills were read a second time and ordered to be committed
to-morrow:
Bill (No. 42) intituled "An Act relating to employment on Works carried
on under Franchises granted by Private
Acts."
BUI (No. 54) intituled "An Act to amend the 'Licences Act, 1899.'"
Bill (No. 57) intituled "An Act to amend the 'Railway Assessment Act'"
Bill (No. 58) intituled "An Act to amend the 'Provincial Elections Act.' *���
Bill (No. 59) intituled "An Act to amend the 'Tramways Incorporation
Act.'"
BUI (No. 00) intituled "An Act to amend the Mineral Act.' "
BURNABY SMALL HOLDINGS.
MR. KIDD moved that an order of
the House be granted for a return showing the last official report in the connection of the Burnaby Small Holdings. He said he did this in the belief that it would be a good thing to
have an ollieial report on these holdings to show the progress they were
making and draw public attention to
the same, as an Inducement to such
holders to keep up with their undertaking. He ventured to hope that the
Government would see fit to open other
portions of tho district contiguous to
the City of Vancouver, so that workingmen and others might be encouraged
to establish themselves ln homes of
their own.
HCN. MR. WELLS promised that
such a report would bo forthcoming.
MR. TATLOW said that the matter
of encouraging people to take up small
holdings In the Vancouver District had
been alrendy considered by the Council of that City, and he hoped the Government would take the matter into
consideration with a view of furthering such nn object.
MR. DROWN pointed out that, owing
to the fault of the Department, under
what government he did aot know, some
of the conditions upon which these
small holdings are held, had not been
observed. He hoped that the attention
of this Government would be directed
to the matter In such a way as to bring
improvement all around. The motion
parsed.
BILLS ADVANCED.
The BIM to amend the Tramway Act
was read a second time, and the Railway Assessment Act was alw> advanced
a stiice.
Hon. Mr. Eberts moved the second reading of the BH1 to amend the
Elections Act. He explained that under the Act of 1899 a man was entitled
to become a voter after being on the
probationary list for two weeks and the
present Bill was to make the right of
appeal of any person desiring to dispute
such parties' right to vote to do so
within two weeks, >
The Bill to amend the Licence Act
was read a second time.
MINERAL ACT AMENDMENT.
HON. MR. McBRIDE moved the second reading of the Bill to amend tho
Mineral Act.. He explained that Section 2 'provided for the Issuing of Crown
grants to the administrator of a deceased owner of a claim. Those who had
had experience with the issuance of
Crown grants where there had been a
death, would agree with him that it
had teen a matter of difficulty in the
past tc find out to whom this Crown
grant should be Issued. Section 3 proposed to amend Section 8 of the General Act, providing a penalty not exceeding $i!5, for mining without a free
miner's certificate; Section 4, provided
for the forfeiture of Interest in a mining claim by a co-owner who failed to
contribute. A similar provision, he explained, was in force In the United
Htates and worked satisfactorily there.
Under Section 7, the schedule of fees
was aimended making the fee for a
Crown grant $25, Instead of $10 as under
the oid Act.
MR. CURTIS objected to the increase
in the fee for a Crown grant, which he
said would operate unfairly to the poor
p.'osr-ector and make his burden too
heavy.
MR. MARTIN also argued that the
fee should be left as it was>. He twitted the Government upon having shown
a disposition to deal leniently with the
saloon-keeper in making it more easy
for him to conduct the business of whiskey selling, and charged that It was
seeking to make good loss of revenue
anticipated from that source, by increasing the tax on the poor prospector, who was certainly more deserving
of consideration. The Government had
deliberately Increased the price of a
Crown grant from M0 to $25, two and a-
half times as much, while it had deliberately decreased the fee of t'he whiskey
seller from $200 to $75. While he de-
rlored the fact that the Government
had chosen to lose revenue on the whiskey business, he felt if that loss had to
be made good at the expense of some
other branch of business, that the Government might have selected some
other than the poor prospector to Impose the additional tax upon.
RON. MR. EBERTS contended that
���the Bill gave a relief to the poor miner
In the provision which absolved him
from the payment of the cost of survey.
The law as it stood said that a man
should each year pay $100 assessment
work, If the work was not done. It
was now provided Instead of that that
a miner who had his claim surveyed
himself, should have the cost of Buch
survey up to $100, counted as assessment work.
The motion passed and the Bill was
read a second time.
PROTECTION OF WHITE LABOR.
MR. HELMCKEN moved the second
reading of the Bill respecting work under franchises granted hy certain acts.
He said the object of the Bill was to
deal in a general way with the labor
question, as affecting British Columbia.
They undoubtedly had the power, under the British North America Act to
pars legislation dealing with property
and civil rights, and he thought the
present BUI was quite within the powers of the Legislature, and he understood it was in conformity with the
policy of the Government.
MR. McINNES said that In the Railway Committee he had Introduced a
section based on the some principle as
contained in the present Bill. In one
cose he succeeded In having the clause
adopted, and In another case he failed;
on account of the policy of the Government. He was glad that the matter had been Introduced ln a general
Bill. The scope of the Act was not so
broad as he would like, and he hoped
the hon. member for Victoria would
agree to an amendment in Committee
to remedy it In that respect. As at
present drawn, it was only applicable
to work under private acts. There was
no leason why it should not also be
mode applicable to works carried on by
companies Incorporated under already
existing acts of this Legislature, such
as the Companies* Act, For Instance,
there were severail biWs before them
authorising certain individuals to carry
on pulp works, saw-mills, etc., end If
this Act came into force they would
not be allowed to employ Chinese or
Japi-neee on the works. But if these
same people applied under the Company's Act they would escape this restriction. Consequently he thought It
desirable that the scope of the Bill
should be widened to include work carried on under the Companies* Act.
While he was in favor of the Bill he
desired that the general, public should
not be misled In regard to it. It went
but very little toward settling the labor question In this Province. It only
aprlled to future work, or undertakings,
und did not apply to a single Industry
in this country at the present time. He
w.is prepared to support this BUI, and
he hoped when the Hill which he himself had Introduced came up for consideration, draftfd on the same principle. It would receive the same support
that he was willing to accord this measure.
HON. MR. McBRIDE remarked that
the present BUI did c inform to the Government's policy, a* intimated by Mr.
Helmcken. It wns the intention of the
Government to do everything possible
to conserve the Interests of white labor ln the Province, although It did not
Intend to be driven into revolutionary
methods In that regard.
MR. CURTIS: "May I ask what the
policy of the Government Is with regard to this question?"
HON. MR. McBRIDE was very glad
io answer that question. In the
Queen's Speech It was stated that the
Government Intended to make direct
represent ot lon to the Dominion and Imperial authorities ln regard to this question. Perhaps- the hon. gentleman
might claim that this did not "cut any
figure." The Government claimed
that It did. At the same time, the
Government did not propose to be
driven ln this direction 'by any hon.
gentlemen opposite, no matter how anxious they might be to popularise a
question of this kind. He (Hon. Mr.
McBride) learned with considerable re
gret that some hon. gentlemen In this
House were trying1 to make political
capital out of every utterance and
every move of the 'Government supporters, in fact it had1 come to his
knowledge that certain resolutions had
been typewritten and distrfcuted broadcast over the country. He thought this
a dastardly method of publishing the
Parliamentary proceedings.
MR. MARTIN: "Was there any misrepresentation? You must be ashamed of the actual facts."
���MR. CURTIS: "Again I ask if the
hon. gentleman will tell us what the
policy of the Government Is in this connection V"
HON. MR. McBRI'DE said he had
outlined the Government's policy nnd
it germed to be accepted by every hon.
gentleman opposite except the hon.
member for Rossland. He could not
supply the hon. gentleman with facts���
MR. MARTIN: "You have none to
span.."
HON. MR. McBRIDE said he was
not In the same fix as the Hon. Leader
of th* Opposition. He said he was
glad to see that he washed ihla hands
of the typewriting episode.
MR. MARTIN: "The only objection
which the hon. gentleman can take to
those resolutions is because he is ashamed of his own acts in the House."
HON. MR. McBRIDE: "I am ashamed of this back-handed work."
MR. CURTIS was beginning to base
a speech on the question whether the
word "dastardly" was -in order, when
HON. MR. McBRIDE withdrew the
expression,
MR. CURTIS then adverted to the
"back-handed" expre?sion as being also
questionable, and
HON. MR. McBRIDE laughingly
agreed to withdraw that also.
MR. CURTIS expressed dissatisfaction with the Information given in reply to his questions as to the Government's policy. He thought in view of
the discussion which had occurred In
the House and country concerning this
Asiatic question that the Government
should be prepared to announce a definite policy by this time. He saw nothing satisfactory in the proposal to
approach the Imperial and Dominion
authorities. It was this House that
Should act, and it was encouraged to
do so by the recommendations already
made by the Imperial and Dominion
authorities, that it should follow the
lines of the Natal Act. Measures and
motions along those lines had been introduced this session, and the Government had shown remarkable alacrity in
voting tbem down. The Bill Introduced
by Mr. Helmcken to-day was on the
lines of the Natal Act, and he considered that some positive assurance was
due from the Government as to whether
It would support the BUI or not, He
heartily supported the BUI', hut agreed
with Mr. Mclnnes that it did not go far
encuah. As to the discrimination it
would! make with regard to companies
to be incorporated under the Companies' Act, he intended to offer an amendment which he hoped' would meet the
approval of the House. He would like
to see the Bill made applicable to every
company which had heretofore been
granted any franchises by the Legislature. Provision should be made in such
cases that it should not take effect until
three or four years from the present
time, which would give them ample
time to meet the chanced conditions.
MR. McPHILLIPS said that bo far
as he was concerned, he was supporting
the Government, and would support
this Bill; but at the same time he had
misgivings whether it would be effective. It might be that the Dominion
or Imperial authorities would object to
the PHI, and If they did, dts effect would
be destroved.
MR.. MARTIN was puzsJled to know
whether the last speaker was in favor
of the Bill or not.
MR. BROWN said the hon. gentleman
(Mr. McPhillips) had taken ithe ground
that this House had not the power to
pas3 such an act, and yet he was prepared to support it. For himself, he
would support the BUI, and only found
fault that It did not go far enough. The
present Bill dealt with civil rights and
matters entirely within the jurisdiction
of thlB House. The bills which had
been disallowed, dealing with the Chinese-Japanese question were also entirely within the Jurisdiction of this House.
and it seemed to him that there should
have been some .protest against their
disallowance. The House should very
carefully guard against the admission
that it had no right to pass suoh legislation, and he hoped to see the Government taking the position that no in-
frlngentent of its rights would be allowed to pass without protest.
MR. R. SMITH considered the BUI as
an expression of the policy of the Government on this question. As to the
demand for action in 'this connection,
it was well understood through the
country that members on both sides of
the House were agreed as to the necessity of placing restric-tions upon certain
conditions of labor in the Province.
However, he was convinced by what
had taken place in the Hou-e recently
that some members were not ns strong
ln their principles on this matter, ln
the Legislature, as they professed to
be on the hustings. Th? junior member
for Victoria, never missed an opportunity of informing the House that strictly
speaking he did not believe in this principle of legislation at all. He actually
went so far as to say that while the
House had the power to pass the present BIM, it might fail on the ground of
its constitutionality. If the argument
of that hon. gentleman was to guide
the Legislature, it would do nothing at
all. He (Mr. Smith) disagreed, with
that style of reasoning entirely. He
considered that this House should assert It* authority right up to the highest pclnt, and be prepared even to take
a certain amount of risk, if It wa.s impossible to act ln complete assurance.
He urged the Importance of having the
present measure supported unanimously that the moral force of the Legislature's action might be ln no way impaired.
MR. McPHILLIPS wished to state
that he did not think It could be fairly
said that he was not In favor of legisla
tion on this subject. He had merely
stated that he had some doubt about
the tenor of the statute. He reminded!
the House that he was one of the movers In having petitions circulated
through the Province for presentation
to the Dominion Government on this
sulbject.
MR. TATLOW said that he and his
colleague, Mr. Garden, had been twitted the other day with not having observed their election pledges on this
question. The present BUI contained
the principles, as thoy considered, as
enunciated by the Conservative Leader,
Mr. Wilson, and he and his colleague
would therefore support the measure.
The motion passed, and the Bill was
read a necond time.
BILLS SENT DOWN.
His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor,
transmitted the following bills, which,
were introduced and read a first time:
An Act to Accelerate the Incorpoja.-
tlon of the City of Phoenix; an Act to>
levy a tax on Coal and Coke; an Act
to an.end the Assessment Act; an Act
to amend the Land Act.
These bills stand for their second
reading to-morrow.
ELECTION RETURNS.
The Hon. the Provincial Secretary
presented a return showing the number of ballot papers actually issued' to-
voters in each riding of the Province
at the General Election held on June
9th, 1000.
"FATHERING" THE BILL.
An understanding was announced between Mr. Helmcken and the Minister
of Mines that the Government would
take Mr. Helmcken's Bill respecting the
exclusion of Oriental labor on certain
works introduced to-day, and that Hon.
Mr. McBride's name would be substituted for that of Mr, Helmcken as the
promoter thereof.
In this connection, Mr. Mclnnes observed that it looked as if the Government had permitted a private member
to introduce the measure to test the
feeling of the House. Now that It
was quite sure how matters stood the
Government was assuming resDon-slbil-
Itv for the BUI.
VANCOUVER CITY BILL REPORTED.
The Vancouver City Charter was taken up again in Committee of the Whole
and reported up complete, with aimend-
ments.
ROYAL   ASSENT.
Bis Honor the Lieutenant-Governor
entered the Chamber and gave assent
to
An Act to make special provision with
regard to the qualifications of the members of 'the Council of the City of Sandon, and
An Act to (provide fo7- the Settlement
of Disputes as to Mining Claims in the
Porcupine District of the Bennett Lake
Minin- Division.
The House adjourned until 8 o'clock
this evening.
(Contimnd Next Week.)
NEWS OF THE MINES.
A NEW BOUNDARY SHIPPER.
The Brooklyn mine has started shipments to Trail, representing the first
output of the mine and adding it therefore to the growing list of Boundary
shippers. Despite ithe competition of
the Grand Forks smelter, the Management at Trail expect large Boundary
ovc consignments shortly. These have
lately been light, os a result of development operations, temporarily impeded in some eases hy the reinstallation
of machinery.
ROSSLAND'S    LATEST    DEVELOPMENTS.
The commencement last week of substantial shipments from the Le Rot
No. 2 properties, is of good omen for
the camp. The small shipment ef 2ft
tons from the Spltzeo was however of
minor significance, representing only a
small body of ore got from the railway
cutting on the claim. The Manager
of the War Eagle states that the associated mine of the Centre Star will
resume shipments at the beginning of
next month.
The unrest amongst the muckers, Wb*
have been thinking of demanding a
rise of wages, is probably due largely
to rejt-rts of the big jnoflis made on
the promotions of the War Eagle and
Centre Star and the new companies of
th--' B. A. C, the returns on the organisation of which are by no means fully
realised yet. a lorge proportion being
yet on ipaper, If however the big mine-
owners of Rossland and other camps
persist in forcing on a general Commission of Inquiry and the Provincial
Government arranges for-this, there Is
every probe bill ty of t ho creat Km ot
new unreal amonyst Lhe workers, who
r-.'gnird the proposed Investigation as
an endeavor to discredit and if iw>sslbile
repeal the Eight-Hour Law. and otherwise weaken the position of Provincial
mine labor. The less mining legislation Is at present changed, save in minor details, the better under present circumstances.
JUBILANT EAST KOOTENAY.
The people oi East Kootenay and especially they of Moyle have much reason for present self-grntulatlon. The
North Star is shipping 100,tons a day
and the Sullivan group 25, with every
likelihood of an early doubling of that
amount, and the St. Eugene group is
making at monthly silver-lead output,
that Is only second to that of one other
mine on this continent, whilst according to the Fort Steele "Prospector,*'
the group Is likely soon to rank absolutely first in this respect.
The St. Eugene's pay roll for last
month was the largest on Its record and
reached a total of J2M00, and so far-
reaching are its operations now becoming, that -WO tons of St. Eugene
cone- titrates are now en route for
Antifagosta, Chile, to be used as tluxes
in smelting operations in that country.
Tt is a far cry to Chile, but the fame
of the St. Eugene mine is oenetratinK
that reRion. ON THE WING ITEMS
Alee. C. Cummins is in Revelstoke.
it is now thought that the Silver
Oi:p is located on tho Triune lead.
���t.  U. Maofarlane is relieving .Tar.
,   Ferguson as chef at the Hotel Forguson
for a few weeks.
Arthur Evans and Sandy Laughton
went out to Revelstoke, for a few days,
yesterday morning.
As will he noted from the mining
records in this issuo Mining Recorder
('aiuphell is kept busy theso days.
Business is picking up. with tlio
advent of increased ore shipments, in
the  Rossland,   Moyie  and  Boundary
camps.
���I. B, Cressman, tailor and men's
furnisher, of Kevelstoke, will be in
Ferguson witli fall Baniples on or about
Sept. fith. See his advt. elsewhere in
this issuo.
A party consisting of Nettie L.
directors and their wives, from tho
prairie, will pay the banner mine a
visit next week, escorted by Manager
Pool.
It is currently reported that Asa
Hillman has secured tho rock bluff
(Fish eroek) contract, but no word has
been received from the public works
department as yet.
T. W. Grahamo and Mrs. Grahame
of the Prospector's Exchange, Thomson's Landing, were visiting mines
and properties in tho camp last week,
returning much pleased with what
they saw.
Workohas boen commenced on the
Triune trail from Ten-Mile to the
mine, tho government grant of $300
now boing available. .T. Atkinson is
in charge. The owners of the Triune,
Ferguson brothers, are assistiog in the
work.
Harry Needham says tho foremen,
Thos. Downie and Asa Hillman, and
Thos. Taylor, M. P. P., assured the
men just before being employed on the
rock bluff work up Fish ereok that
they would receive $3 a day, but were
paid off to July 31st at $2.50.
The matter of advertising this district has been frequently alluded to in
the columns of the Eagle, and the
sooner the matter is taken hold of and
pushed, tho better for us all. This is
a great mineral country and it is
unfortunate that it is so littlo known to
the outside world.
The trail, from the head of navigation, up tho Duncan river valley, for
which Bob. Green, M. P. P., secured a
special appropriation of $3,000, is now
completed to within throe miles of the
mouth of the west fork, just below the
Old Gold camp, and it will be built on
up the west fork this fall.
* Critical examination of the piece
of goods in our stock always pleases us
���and rarely fails to pleaBe the other
man. Fashionable goods properly
tailored, properly priced���these things
we guarantee you. Don't order any
clothing until you have examined our
stock.   ,f. B. Chessman, Revelstoke.
"Sandy" McRae went out to Revelstoke to take in ��� the trap-shooting
tournament, but will return this week
to continue work with H. Morris on
the Black Eagle. After all Is said and
done "Sandy's" heart is in the right
place, but in the recent political contest he was the victim of misplaced
confidence.
B. Baker, "Ben tho Barber," of
Salmo, B. C, was in town last week;
purchased a lot, arranged to build, and
early noxt spring will establish a first
class tonsorial parlor and put in an a 1
bath with modern appliances. He
will also carry a lino lino of cigars,
tobaccos, etc. "Ben" will be the
right man in the risrht place.
The following clause appears ln the
Hon. Minister of Mines'act to amend
the Mineral Act: "8. Every person
who mines for any minerals for his
own sole uso and benefit on any crown
lands in the province of British
Columbia without having taken out
and obtained a free minor's certificate,
shall, on conviction thereof ln a summary way, forfeit and pay a penalty
not exceeding twonty.flve dollars,
besides costs."
A'surprise party of police from Trout
Lake City on Monday morning early
found the occupants of one of Ferguson's red-light honBes In an
ornbarasslng predicament. Two of the
feminine gender and one private
secretary will enjoy the beautiful dry
climate of Kamloops for two months,
ii. they failed to dig up their fines,
while one other occupant enriched the
../���vernment treasury by $20. Later in
Me day as an accomplice "before the
fact" still another cashed In $17 as his
penalty. Since which time all has
been peaoo and quUtuda.
* When in Trout Luke City register
at the Queen's. Best service in the
town.
* Perfect printing punctually performed pleases particular people. Is
the Eaole doing your printing? If
not, we're both thu losers.
* The Toronto World has increased
its circulation by thousands during the
past few 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 Btyle. Our fancy shirts for
fall are striking and handsome. You
will be delighted, nnd your uppeorance
helped by wearing them. J. B. Chessman, Revelstoke, B. C.
* If any man or concern haB a good
thing to present to the buying public,
no better field can be found than that
covered by tho Lardeau Eagle, with
Its circulation greater than any other
medium in North Kootonay.
Wm. Schmock, the butcher account
man from Trout Lake, cleaned up all
the caBh in town on Monday.
T.A. Wilson, M.D., CM.
L. R. c. P. & s.   [Queen's University.]
Provincial Coroner, Etc.
PHYSICIAN' AND SURGEON,
Ferguson, B. C.
Fred C. Elliott,
BARRISTER, NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.,
TROUT LAKE CITY B. C, AND
Ferguson, B. C.
Harvey, McCarter $ Pinkham
BARRI8TERS, SOLICITORS, ETC.
OKFICE8 :    REVELSTOKE AND GOLDEN.
Solicitors lor Imperial Rank of Canada.
Geo. S. McCarter. J. A. Harvey.
A.M. rlnkham.
White, Gwillim c, Scott,
BARRI8TEHH, SOLICITORS, ETC.
OFFICES:   MoKKNZIEAVENUE,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Silver Tip Oreek Cuinii.
H. A. Brown of Revelatoke, left on
Friday to do assessment work on his
property on Silver Tip oreek. Mr.
Brown has an immense surface shewing, which he intendB to open up this
year.
J. B. Cressman
The Loading House
in the West
tor ... .
HIGH CLASS
TAILORING
and GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
Models of beauty
You cun not duplicate our
Tailored effects in RKADY-
MADK GARMENTS, if you paid
twice tlie amount tlie clothier
nsks. It's "in the system," and
it shows. Our Clothes show the
elegance, tiie time and care
required to produce Beautiful
Models in clothes or sculpture.
You'll look well dressed in our
garments. When in Revelstoke
drop in and see our up-to-date
stock. LADIES' TAILORED
-SflTS TO ORDER.
J. B. Cressman
Will be in Ferguson on or about September Sth
with a full range of Fall samples.
Liberal-CbDservative Meeting.
Owing to the probability of an early Dominion election, the annual meeting of the Liberal
Conservative union of Uritish Columbia will
be held in the Assembly Hall, New Westminster, on the fWtli day of August next, common.
ring nl ID a. m.
All Liberal Conservatives will be welcome.
The right to vote is confined to delt-gniits
chosen by Liberal Conservative Associntiims
or District Meetings convened for this purpose
One delegate for every twenty members of such
Association or District Meeting. Proxies can
only be used by Members of the Union.
July 80th, 1W0.
It, II  ELLIS, Secretory, Vancouver.
K. <i. PRIOR, Pits. L.C. U. Of B.C.,
25-21 Victoria.
G. FORDDRED
Boot and Shoe Maker
Miners' Shoes a Specialty,
Trout Lake and Ferguson.
When you want a Cool
Refreshing Drink
Try
Enterprise Beer
All Lardeau's leading hotels handle It. .
Manufactured by the
Kiiturpriae llrewhift Co.,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Does your*
Watch
need fLxiii'?
Bring It to mo at once and I'll
guarantee Its repair, My shop
la In tbe Eaqlf, bldg.
S. F. W. Gainer.
The Only Way
To intelligently Judge tho future is to
Judge by tne past. Preacher and politician, professor and scientist, all Agree
on that point. Tlie only way to measure
a merchant tailor's ability and Integrity
is by what his customers do and what
they say.    The gentleman who has never
purchased clothes of me can judge  by
-���'-'  "e opinion of a long  line of
patrons.      He can further judge by the
fact that this long linn of patrons keeps
coming back for more clothes. My
tailoring reputation Id the past has been
Rood. My constant endeavor Is to hiake
It better.
R, S, Wilson, Revelstoke.
AtEt Holdich, M.G.M.I..
ASSAYER AND ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,
Revelstoke, B. C.
Methodist Church
Ferguson : Services in school house every
Sunday at 8 p.m.   Sunday schoolat2 p.m.
Trout Lake City : Services in Forrester's
ball every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday
school at 2:30 p.m.
REV. S. J. GREEN. Pastor.
S. Shannon,
Assayer and Analytical
Chemist.
OFFICE:    VICTORIA AVE., FERGUSON, B, C.
jMF'All kinds of Photographic, work done.
Mming properties a specialty. Local views for
sale.  Call at office to see samples.
Ferguson Shaving
Parlor	
Wm. Schnell,
TONSORIAL ARTIST
All branches of tho tonsnrial art executed with
auibidexterious dexterity.
General Blacksmithing
and Repair Work	
Promptly attended to nt moderate rates,
Horseshoeing a specialty.
���FKED. DESJAKDINE.
Furniture
and
Furnishings
The largest and most
complete stock in North \
Kootentfy. We can outfit your home op hotel as
complete and cheap as
eastern or coast firms.
Prompt attention to mail
orders; shipments made
on shortest notice. Ask
for quotations.
R. Howson & Co.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Imperial Bank
vsH^-.c-f Canada.
CAPITA!, AUTHORIZED, R!,500,000.00.
CAPITAL PAH) UP . . ��2,4.'i8,��l3.00.
BEST     ��1,700,000.00. .
General Banking Business Transacted
Interest allowed on deposits in Savings
Department at current rates.
A. ft. bThEARN,
MANAGER REVELSTOKE BRANCH.
:: FIELD 4 BEws,
Druggists
Chemists     $
Stationers
\f$8&5i RE7ELST0KE.W
i
II you need anything in
Photographic
Supplies..'.
Send to the
CANADA DRUG ft BOOK CO.,
REVELSTOKE, B. C,
Located in  FergUSOn,   The Payroll Centre
We Lead because we keep constantly
in touch with the largest manufacturers in Canada, Great Britain and the
United States, securing cash bargains
at all seasons.
We Lead because we have the capital \
and the experience to buy in the best
markets of the world.
We Lead in giving customers better
value for their money than any other
store in the Lardeau.
We Lead in doing the largest business
because we treat our customers all the
same, business-like and courteously.
We Lead in giving good values for
your money in
Gents' Furnishings,
Boots and Shoes,
Hardware,
Miners' Supplies,
Groceries, Etc.
Post Office Store
Ferguson, B. C.
T | Miners9 Supplies
We have just placed in our ware room a large stock- of choice
tresh Groceries. Also a big addition to our well assorted stock
of Boots and ShoeB, 'Clothing, Crockery, Miners' Supplies, Etc.
Special quotations to cash purchasers. Goods carefully packed
for pack horse outfits.    Closo cash prices.
BATHO & CO.,
General Merchants and Outfitters for the Lardeau.
IS
BOURNE 'BROS..
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
CVB.Hume & Co.,
Wholesale and Retail
General Merchants....
Heaviest Buyers in North Kootenay.
rJArn,,. Revelstoke.
mimiiiihii onmiMHine8Mimn.it ii; ��� i i��>��oiiiMiiniiii>HMMimi>
Imperial Brewing Co., Limited. .
KAMLOOPS, B. C.
Manufacturers of Lager Beer, Porter and all kinds of aerated waters.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Tj   '"P   XXJ   ppQrcp
All orders by mall or �������������   �������� >   *V .  1 CdlSC,
otherwise promptly attended to. manager.
MIIIIMIMIMIIIHIMMIIIIIIIIMIHIMMMIIHIIMMMMIIIIIIIIIMIIIMM
Leave Your Watch
With A. c. Cummins, Ferguson, and he
will 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.
A tine line of Diamonds, Watches,
Clocks,Silverware! Hold and Silver
Electro Plating and Engraving.
J. Guy Barber,
C, P. E, Watoh Inspector,
Bevelitoke, B, 0,
| A* PERGrUSON
\   Is the....
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