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NO. 7.
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Nelson, B. C, agent for British Columbia
Brooklyn Drug Co.
J. M. PERDUE, V. S., Prop.
Druggist and Stationer
Prescriptions carefully prepared Sole Agent for B. Lawrence's
with Pure Drugs. SPECTACLES.
A.B. GRAY. Nelson, Agent British Columbia.
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Parson's Produce Co'y.
Winnipeg, Man.   *  Vancouver, B. C.   #   Nelson, B. C.
The Largest dealers in Western Canada.
Creamery and Dairy Butter, Eggs
Cheese, and Cured Meats.
Specialties���Creamery Butter in Hermetically Sealed Tins; lib, 21b, 51b, and
101b.  Creamery Butter in I pound bricks.   ,
Mail and Telegraph orders promptly shipped from  our Cold  Storage
... .warehouse, Nelson.    Write or Wire....
VII Warehouses under perfect P. J. RUSSELL,
system of Cold Storage.        Manager Nelson branch, NELSON, B.C.
The only Strictly Wholesale House in Kootenay.
Wholesale Merchant.
Fancy and Staple Groceries,
Tobaccos and Miner's Supplies.
Call or Write for Prices.
Polished Cast Iron Frying Pans, 5s a id 5 i.
Polished Cast Iron Kettles, $1 and$1.2B.
Woven Wire Fencing, 8c. a Rod.
Screen Doors, Stained Black Walnut, each $1.75.
Genuine Maple Hardwood Screen Doors, each $2.5.
Importers of Belgian Glass,
_W�� Carry a Ootnplete slor.K ol-
{ Hardware, Tineware, Windows
I Doors, Paints, Oils, Etc.
Two Thousand More Can Find
Much Money to Be Dispersed oa
August 20. A Bteat Trade la
Prospect for the'Merchants.
There is a great demand for laborers. This line of road building
from Robson west can use two
thousand men in addition to the
thousand working. As the line becomes more definitely established
and cleared for work, it is the intention of the company to add as
many workmen as possible to work
to an advantage. The first payday,
the 20th, has not been noticeable in
Brooklyn as there were but few men
working and those had contracted
store bills for clothing and camp
outfits, so that they had but little
cash when accounts were deducted.
After the August payday money
will be plentiful in Brooklyn, business of all classes will be good, as
many new men are going to work
constantly who will help swell the
roll and assist in dispensing the
cash they receive for their labor.
As the line grows older in construction, more men will be worked,
until almost completed. At present
the line is in such condition that a
great number of men can not work,
but that condition of affairs is rapidly disappearing as those who have
contracts are calling for more help.
September will bring a great trade
for the merchants and everything
will be prosperous as all have expected.
A Saw Mill for the Brooklya-MId-
way Road
A large timber contract for the
Robson-Midway road has been let
to McPherson Bros, and J. W.
Stout to cut 5,000,000 feet of ties
and lumber.
The contract was let several days
ago aad Mr. Stout, who will manage the timber work, arrived this
week, and expects 22 head of
horses and equipment, a saw mill
to cut 30,000 feet in ten hours and
the balance of the men, in a few
days. The camp will be located
sixteen miles from Brooklyn.
There will be about 175,000 ties
to be gotten out and several million
feet of bridge timber. They expect
to employ 65 men. The timber will
be taken for the C. & W. right of
R. R. Jones has the position of
bookkeeper from the firm. Work of
getting camp ready has begun.
How the Rock Work Is Being Expedited oa the New Road.
A decidedly interesting feature in
the construction of the new railroad
to Midway, is the removal of rock.
At Johnson's camp an unusually
large blast was set off Wednesday
morning, when 27 kegs of powder
were exploded, which sent six
thousand yards of rock thundering
down the mountain side, the scene
of the work being far above the
lake. This is the largest blast, removing more rock, ever recorded
on the line. On the Crow's Nest,
126 kegs moved the same number
of yards, but the blast held 100 kegs
more than this one. To stand
where the rock came from and look
down the mountain where this huge'_ ������i  ,.,���--
mass of rock rolled,   it seemed like   KKIfUllL I W rllNtk!)
a Dakota wheat field after a hail
storm had struck it. Huge trees
were uprooted and a path was
cleared the entire dit tnnce.
The McDonald camp is working
85 men but want 300.
A Fair Presentation of the Results
of Election.
Editor Brooklyn News:��� The
official returns of the recent elections in this province, so far as they
have been made public, have given
rise to many shades of opinion, and
many diverse inferences, owing to
the closeness of the result.
There have been published lists of
candidates elected, which have
given different totals, but the closeness ol the figures in every case has
been conceded. Some of the totals,
and perhaps nearly all, have been
influenced more or less by the leanings of the compiler. There have
been a great many versions of the
procedure which is rendered necessary to clear up the result and place
it in an intelligible form, in order
that the average elector may understand the situation. Now let us see
what we have as reliable data on
this subject.
It is claimed by the opposition
press and conceded by the government press, that there have been
house, 19 members, and on the
government side 15 members, and
of the mid-roadsters or independents
2, (the latter having been mure or
less assisted in their election by
elected of the opposition side of the
supporters of the government.)
These figures may be put in this
Government 15
Opposition 19
Independent 2
Total 36
As the full strength of the house
is 38 members, and as there are two
seats in Cassiar where the elections
are pending, the entire situation at
the present time may be put in this
Pending election 2
Already elected 36
.    Total 38
As the purpose of the classification is merely to present the cold
facts and figures, it is not fair to
claim anything yet to happen, because it may not happen; it is a
matter yet in the future and belongs
to the domain of conjecture.
The elections in Cassiar have not
yet taken place so far as we know.
It will be a month at least before
the official returns can be received from that large and remote
portion of the province. Nominations, it is said on good authority,
took place on the 14th inst. 1 have
therefore counted the election of
these two candidates as yet to happen.
As a matter of fact, therefore,
the final result of the provincial
election is yet to be determined,
and the result will not be decided
until the following events have been
determined: (1) The verdict in
Cassiar; (2) The results of protests, real or alleged; (3) The ultimate position of the independents
on the floor of the house.
As to the nurrber of protests that
will be actually entered, there is, at
the present time, little or no data to
act upon.    There have been positive
(Continued on Fourth page.)
Much  Development Work
In Progress.
Considerable Money Being Expended fn Prospecting and Opening properties. The Cubs and
Brooklyn Claims.
The several mines in the vicinity
of Brooklyn are being worked vigorously and as a result, considerable
good rock is being brought into
camp. The samples are mostly
copper. This district is evidently a
section where copper will be found
in abundance as the surface indication and the development proves the
deposit is largely that which is in
so great a demand at present. Letters of inquiry have been received
from the east since Brooklyn has
come into life, asking for properties
where copper predominates. The
Cuba claim below town, owned by
Mr. Burgh, and the two claims on
Bull Dog mountain are the only
ones being worked at present, 'he
results being most favorable so far
as work has progressed.
The Bull Dog properties have
been under a $6,000 bond for some
time and the Cuba was recently
bonded for $5,800. The showings
in both are satisfactory. Several
thousand dollars worth of work
have been dqne on the Mountain
Chief. Copper ore of very high
grade has been encountered in this
property, and so encouraged are the
owners that ten tons have been prepared for shipment to the Trail
smelter. Another good property is
the Brooklyn, on which considerable will be done, but as yet not sufficiently developed to make a statement of facts concerning it.
On Bull Dog mountain is another
property, gold and copper, on
which much time and money have
been invested. The work has encouraged still further expenditures,
and the property will be further developed. It is known as the Yankee Boy and owned principally by
Walter Knapp, of Brooklyn. Some
very high assays, as high as $42,
in copper and gold, have been
made. These are taken from points
along a 40-foot open cut, which is
following along a stringer. The
main ledge is hoped to be struck
when the granite and lime formations meet, in about 40 feet.
There is a group of five claims,
easy of access, near transportation,
and arrangements can be made
with the owners to secure them on
very favorable terms, The present
owners have such faith in the future
development that they refuse to sell
outright as they desire to retain an
The boat landing is only a few
miles, two and a half, from the
properties, and a good trail leads to
the camp.
WIm'uudIu Outr.1.
The lines of the Wisconsin Cent-
tral afford the most direct as well as
the best service between St. Paul
and Chicago or Milwakee, and
persons returning from the vicinity
of Trail creek are reccommended to
see that their transportation reads
over this popular and thoroughly
equipped line. Any of the ticket
agents in this vicinity will give full
information as to movements of
trains, or apply to
George S.   Batty,
General  Agent.
246 Stark St., Portland, Ore. THE BROOKLYN NEWS, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1898
Subscription Rates $2.00 per Year
Advertising Rates made known upon
J. Poupore and P. Genelle, the
timber contractors for the Canadian
Pacific Railway company, spent a
few days in Greenwood this week.
Their object was to look over the
country with a view to seeing
whether they could secure a sufficient amount of timber for the
rather heavy work on this side of
the North Fork. They visited the
North Fork district, and in all
probability will start a camp in that
vicinity. Messrs. Poupcre and
Genelle have been connected with
the C. P. R. for several years.
Their present headquarters are at
Nakusp. They have already supplied several millim feet at Brooklyn, rafting it down the Arrow lake.
���'Boundary Creek Times.
The ore output for the first six
months of 1898 for the Trail Creek
division was 39,365 tons, valued at
$1,277,079.11. This is a good
showing and has been accomplished
during a period when the Le Roi
mine, one of the principal prqducers
of ore, was shut down for a space
of nearly two months, Had this
not been the case the total would
have been at least 7,000 tons greater than it is. The output for the
first six months of 1897 was 30,008
tons. The increase in 1898 over
1897 tor the first six months was
9,375 tons, and valuing this increase at $30 per ton, a very low
estimate, it makes the increase in
dollars and cents for the first six
months of the present year over the
same period of last year $280,710.
If the same ratio of increase is kept
up dnring the last half of the
present year the increase will be
over a half million dollars. It is
certain, however, from the recent
addition to the list of shippers of
ore, that the increase will be much
larger, and the prediction can with
safety be made that the increase of
the present year over that of 1897
will be in the vicinity of $1,000,000,
and there is a possibility that it may
be even a larger sum than this.���
Rossland Miner.
The predominant and peculiar
feature of Anglo-Saxon political institutions is the recognition of the
right of the individual freeman to
have a real voice in the government
of his country. Two great nations,
and two only���Great Britain and
the United States���wish to maintain
and perpetuate this constitutional
principle. An alliance of either of
these nations with any other���as,
for example, of United States with
Russia���is the unnatural alliance of
modern freedom and mediaeval des-
potism. The friendship at present
existing between England and the
United States is the friendship
which should exist between two
kindred nations, whose interests are
identical in preserving the peace of
the world lor the sake of commerce
and the civilization which follows
its extension.���Toronto  Telegram.
The enormous amount of machinery which is being brought into the
country and placed in operation
upon the various mines of the district, is the best possible evidence
of the rapid development of our
mineral resources; and to the croakers we need only point out this
pleasing fact to offset all their predictions as to the decay of the
district. There can never be successful mining carried on in any
section, no matter how rich, until
the mines are fitted with machinery
capable of operating the property
economically on a large scale. And
the machinery now coming in proves
conclusively that this country has
passed the prospect stage and can
now be classed as a real mining
district.���Grand Forks Miner.
Mrs. Thomas Barrows, wife of
section foreman Barrows, of Wigwam, prevented what might have
been a serious wreck for a Canadian
Pacific railway freight train on
Wednesday morning last. Mrs.
Barrows happened to be looking
out of her window at 4 o'clock in
the morning, and noticed a huge
tree lying across the railroad track.
Just as she opened the front door,
she heard a train epproaching, and
without even stopping to put on her
boots, she ran a distance of nearly
a quarter of a mile, bare-footed,
and flagged the train. As this spot
is just at the end of a sharp curve
and a long bridge, nothing but
Mrs. Barrows' great presence of
mind could have prevented a very
serious accident and perhaps loss of
life. The spot is between the 15
and 16 mile boards on the Arrow
Lake  branch.���<Revelsloke Herald.
Ever since the Yukon excitement
started and gold began to filter
down from the northern country,
British Columbia has been handicapped decidedly by the fact that
there was no place on the Canadian
coast where a miner could get his
gold melted and stamped by the
government. True there are reliable
private firms who could melt the
gold dust into bars, but to the
miner this is not the same as a government guarantee. Consequently,
the returned miner found it very
often more convenient to carry his
dust to the United States mint in
California than to sell it in British
Columbia. However, this is now
to be remedied, for in the course of
a couple of weeks the provincial
government assay office in Victoria
will be thoroughly fitted to do the
work on a large scale and do it
quickly. Among' the improvements
now nearing completion in the old
legislative hall, which has been
turned over to the mining department, there ai e to be put in position
melting pots and everything needful
to melt a large amount ot gold, so
that in the course of a very few
hours after a miner brings in his
gold dust, the gold bars are turned
out officially stamped with the government guarantee as to its fineness. The miner can then take
this gold to the bank and get its
full value at once, just as if it were
so much coin.���Vancouver world.
The congress, which adjourned
last week, appropriated $892,527,-
991, according to an official statement by chairman Cannon of the
house committee on appropriations.
The total includes $117,836,210
of permanent appropriations to meet
sinking fund requirements and in-
terest on the public debt and $361,-
788,085 to meet expenditures of the
war with Spain. Excluding the two
items mentioned, there remains a
total of $412,903,676 to meet all
ordinary expenses of the government, which is only a little over
$4,000,000 in excess of that appropriated at the last session of congress for the same purposes. This
excess is more than accounted for
by the increased appropriations for
pensions, amounting to over $8,-
000,000. While no river and harbor bill has been passed, the Sundry
Civil act carries $14,031,613 to
meet contracts authorized by previous congresses for river and harbor
An Indian belonging to the Creek
nation, aid bearing the hazardous
name of Jack Pot, is now living in
comparative peace with his four
wives and seems to be happily consoled for the death of their 22 pre
decessors. It may seem incredible
that this Jack Pot could be won so
many times, but he is 106 years of
age. The sound teeth in his head
are said to be the third set with
which nature has endowed him.���
Toronto Globe.
A timely illustration of the present English feeling toward America
is to be found in the suggestion,
that the imperial penny postage
just secured be extended to include
the United States, so that a half-
ounce letter might pass from any
one port of Anglo-Saxondom to any
other for two cents. Though so
quietly accomplished, this imperial
penny postage scheme probably will
live in history as one of Mr. Chamberlain's great achievements in imperial politics. For a dozen or
more years this dream of a common
postage within the empire has been
agitated in vain, both here and in
the colonies. Permanent officialdom
in the treasury and the post office
opposed the change, and permanent
officialdom generally is powerful
enough to kill anything in England
There is indeed only one living man
who can coerce permanent officialdom, and that man is Mr. Chamberlain, and Canada having given him
the necessary lead in this postage
matter, as recently in the matter of
the German and Belgian treaties, he
has accomplished it this week.���
Hamilton Spectator.
When the son of the laboring
man goes forward under his officers'
orders into the trenches of the en
emy, where almost certain death
awaits him, and is shot or sabered
to pieces, nothing is thought about
it. Laboring men's sons in the
garb of a private soldier have done
that sort of thing for ages. But
when the lily-handed, pampered
male offspring of the millionaire
does the same thing and is shot,
poets, (who should also be shot),
taut about it in the daily press, and
editorials by the yard draw attention
to the fact. Why cannot millionaires' sons be shot quietly?���Colonist.
The opposition press represents
that the late election is to be taken
as a condemnation of the government for corrupt abministration.
Yet it is a fact that every minister
received a majority of votes in his
constituency. Even the Hon. G. B.
Martin received more votes than his
opponent, who was declared elected.
Very many ballots were spoiled in
North Yale, and there is said to be
no question that legally Mr. Martin
should have been declared successful. Only legal proceedings can
determine this for certain, and these
are to be undertaken. There is no
question as to the majorities of Hon.
Messrs, Turner, Eberts, Baker and
Pooley. Seeing therefore that the
constituencies to which the ministers appealed gave them majorities,
it is not easy to understaud how a
claim, that they were condemned for
corruption, can be supported.���
Of the Butte Hotel
In Whole or in Part.
Crescent Dry Goods Co., Ltd. Lby.
Thomas Wilson.
���jannai ���������������
Groceries, Provisions, Clothing,
Boots and Shoes, Campers Outfits, Etc.
...Ft Good Stock, ot Everything-
B. C.
W. Parker, Proprietor
Fancy Groceries,
Tobaccos, Cigars,
Lemons, Nuts
I Papers, Magazines
m Brooklyn,
��� Spokane, Seattle,
Portland, Trail,
Store at the""
Little Old Pre-emption Cabin
������ 1     0     1 ������
Brooklyn, B. C, July 21,1898.
W. Parker is the only person
authorized to Deliver Mail to
our Camps and collect for Mail
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Work has commenced on the 400
foot tunnel.
The patient at the hospital who
had a leg amputated and another
one broken, is getting along nicely.
The Grand View hotel at Deer
Park is being enlarged by an addition of a bar room and billiard hall.
H. L. Sawyer has had trouble
with his male cooks. Too much
booze, he says, so he inserts the
following ad:
Girl Wanted���A first class camp
cook, good wages, references required. Landing No. 9. via Brooklyn. H. L. Sawyer.
Overcoats are the rule rather
than the exception. There are few
evenings but what a light overcoat
after seven  o'clock is comfortable.
Remember the Brooklyn News
when you want printing. Letterheads, bill-heads, envelopes, cards
and all classes of printing promptly
Constable Allan Forester is determined that hotels shall observe
the Sunday closing law. The laws
governing the hotels are very rigid,
and it seems they are going to be
Fred R. Crocker will soon have
his water system in operation. It
will be a great convenience as well
as insures purity in drinking water.
The creek is tapped several hundred
"J; rds up the stream.
H, Stoecke, formerly of Aberdeen,
Wash., has charge of P. Burns'
market, and one can get nice juicy
steaks from him morning, noon and
night. Mr. Stoecke is the best
cutter in British America.
A goodly number of dollars have
been subscribed for a better mail
service. W. Parker has charge of
the mail matter and is rapidly
bringing order out of chaos. The
public will appreciate his effort.
All persons wishing mail delivered
on the line of the Robson & Pentic-
ton railway are requested to leave
their names with time-keepers at
any of the company's camps, and
mail will be promptly delivered,
tf W. Parker.
The big wharf is too small for
the freight which daily arrives, and
the boats are compelled to again
scatter their Cargos over the beach.
Brooklyn as a commercial town
and mining center is growing daily
n importance.
The many railroad camps on the
new railroad are visited two or
three times a week by Johnnie
Magney, who delivers mail and papers. The men are always glad to
see him as he has a fund of news
from the outside world.
Carpenter, the Rossland artist,
has a number of very pretty views
of Brooklyn, the inlant prodigy, the
28 day old wonder, the leader of
young cities and center of commercial and mining pursuits for Kootenay. The views are really worth
ten dollars apiece, but they are sold
for 75 cents.
J. W. Stewart, superintendent o
the construction, says the "tote"
road is completed to the summit
about fourteen miles out, and the
work is being pushed as rapidly as
possible toward Cascade City. The
work is quite heavy and is almost
as heavy as railroad grading. Mr,
Stewart says there are about 900
men employed, but as many more
could be used if they were here.
Additional men are being placed
at work on the road and in the rock
cuts as rapidly as they apply for
employment.   There are hundreds
in the several camps and along the
"tote" road. The number of men
's being increased as the work is
pushed into the interior. When
construction is fairly under way,
there will be at least three thousand
men working who are directly tributary to Brooklyn.
The people of Brooklyn have no
complaint to make against the
Brooklyn post office except when
some weary wanderer comes along
and deposits himself in the largest
box, plants his feet in the smaller
one and uses the letter box for a
pillow. This frequently occurs,
much to the annoyance of the postmaster, and the inconvenience of
the public. Several soap boxes
have been destroyed by these tired
heavy weights.
The steam launch Oriole, of Vancouver, belongirg to Messrs. Rum-
bow and Bullen, arrived at Brooklyn on Suuday evening at 8 p. m.,
having left Halcyon Springs in the
morning. The Oriole is a smart
little craft and will be a great acquisition and convenience to Brooklyn
people. The Oriole will make daily
trips between Brooklyn and Robson
calling at intermediate camps, leaving Brooklyn at 9 a. m. and returning from Robson at 1 p. m. There
will be an excursion Saturday evening and hourly on Sundays to Dog
creek and other places of interest in
the vicinity of Brooklyn. The Oriole can also be hired for pleasure
parties. The launch is in charge of
Mr. David Roberts, -formerly engineer of the "Comox," of Vancouver. The steamer will be tastily
decorated with Chinese lanterns,
and while en route, a graphophone
will amuse with popular airs.
There are no orange blossoms
blooming in Brooklyn, but just
over the lake you will find many
pretty little flower gardens fencing
in neat cottages. A walk in the
twilight through the residence portion of this little watering place discloses many attractive features.
The air is redolent with perfumes
from the wild flowers which grow
along the creek banks, mingled
with the scent of house plants of
many varieties and carefully cultivated by the good housewife, or
trailing limbs loaded with fast ripening fruit swing temptingly close to
the pedestrian's reach, as one strolls
leisurely along the well beaten
paths. Tall grasses sway in the
cooling breezes from the lake, the
lonesome pines sigh softly and in
the quiet of the night one can enjoy
the solitude so sweet to the dreamer
or idler who cares little for conventionalities of life, but regards nature
and nature's beauties a companion
worth choosing. Deer Park is a
pretty place. A splendid lake front
with boating and fishing for all, a
climate unsurpassed, cool, invigorating nights, shady nooks in mount
ains and hills, no hurry, no confusion, only take your time, get a
boat, a bathing suit or fishing tackle
and enjoy yourself.
every bullet that struck a volunteer
at the front, struck either a mother
or a sistei at his home. The grain
that is reaped by the peaceful farrr-
er is of greater value to his country
than the glory which is reaped by
the valour of the soldier, and war
can only be defended as a last dire
necessity in the interests of humanity, or in the patriotic defense of
one's country.���Toronto Telegram.
That the exceptional beauty of
our scenery is attracting even more
and more attention in the older
parts of the world is demonstrated
by the continually increasing number of American and European tourists who invade our well-maintained
Dominion, summer by summer. The
latest and most significant evidence
of this fact is a move just made by
the management of the Canadian
Pacific railway. It is announced
that the company has sent an
official to Switzerland to engage a
number ol Alpine guides, who will
act 'or tourists in the Rockies. So
that in a short while it will not be
surprising to find mountain climbing one of the national sports of
Canada, and Passenger Agent E. J.
Coyle, simply overrun with applications by citizens, tourists and
others. There are no mountains in
the world offering more inducements
and opportunities for mountain
climbing than do those magnificent
snow-capped heights that constitute
the Canadian Rockies. They will
be the Alps of America, and some
day all around Banff and Glacier
there will be a second Switzerland.
Vancouver World.
Crown s
Petersen Bros,
Proprietors. ^
Dining and
Rooms -f ��f
Under Management Charles
First-Class Meals.
Good Clean Beds.
Brooklyn, B. C. #
In a Few Days a
Since the completion of the narrow gauge railway to Trail no fact
has had so marvelous effect on the
progress of Rossland as the great
reduction in the treatment charges.
It is this which is causing our new
and not inconsiderable increase of
prosperity.���Rossland Leader.
An object lesson is needed every
century to teach young men that
war is butchery, and that the
greatest of triumphs are the triumphs of peace. Fifteen hundred
killed and wounded was the price
paid by Americans for the bloodstained hills before Santiago,  and
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Now open for business
Dealer* In.
Hay, Feed,
Produce &
Ifrinclicci at Salmon rTrnt of|d 8r)bt,Wap, 0, 0.
Brooklyn, B. C.
Will be Opened
Rates:~$1.50 to
$2.00 per day.
The Dining Room is under the management of
Mrs. H. Y. Anderson.    The Table  is  supplied
���   with the Best the market affords ::::::::
Good Airy Rooms ��������� -f Clean Beds
First-class Bar in connection
St. Louis Beer Pabst Beer..... Schlitz Beer
C. R. Raymond of
Trail, B. C, will sell a
Second-hand Piano for
$150.00. CASH.      $150.00 CASH.
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British Columbia.
FRED POLLOCK, Proprietor.
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Stationery, Novels, Fishing Tackle, Candies, Nuts, Fruits,
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E. 6. Beer, Agent. THE BROOKLYN NEWS, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1898.
(Continued from First page.)
statements made in the press of a
protest in North Yale, in Esquimalt,
Nelson, East Yale and the north
riding of Kootenay, in which the
successful candidates, with one exception, have been elected on slender
majorities. It is, however, a purely
conjectural matter to make a forecast of these protests. The majority
of these may not be pushed, and it
is possible that the results may not
change the situation, since there
may be an equality of final results.
At any rate these features of the
subject are yet very  problematical.
Therefore, it may be said that a
considerable portion of the heavy
lighting in this contest is yet to
take place. There is no doubt that
an impression exists that the situation, protests or no protests, points
to a tie, but this is not necessarily
the case. I do not assume any
equality. I am endeavoring to present the situation as it is at present.
Should, however, this tie become a
reality, that is, before the question
of protests has been determined,
then the protests and the conditions
will have to determine this tie,
break the deadlock or continue it.
If it should be broken by the conditions indicated either way, this
will end the deadlock. Though it
is possible to have a tie, and therefore a deadlock, it is not necessarily
a defeat of the government. Neither side can profit by this tie, so
long as it continues, unless by some
trick oi the leaders, or partiality on
the part of administrative power,
which is not I'kely to happen. A
tie, I reiterate, under such circumstances, is not a defeat. A tie is
generally run over again. Legislative ties of this character do not
often happen. One occurred once
in Nova Scotia, before Confederation, but it was decided before the
house .met by the result of one or
two protests, and there are some
persons that really believe it was
broken by the interposition of Divine Providence! If this tie be a
reality, after all protests, etc., have
been settled, then the question is,
are Mr. Turner and his colleagues
obliged to resign and give 'way to
their opponents? A tie by the electors, (not being a defeat in a parliamentary sense) it does not necessarily follow that the government
must resign. It is a party deadlock,
if anything, and neither side is
elected. The question of the election itself has not been decided, and
neither government nor opposition,
if the tie continue, can carry on
The government of Mr. Turner
are therefore entitled to hold office
until their successors appear on the
scene in a constitutional way. The
logical and constitutional course in
the case of a persistent tie would be
to have a new election.
Many efforts, however, will no
doubt be made by the opposition to
get the reins of government in their
hands, even provisionally, and then
have the house dissolved. Possession is nine points of parliamentary,
as well as civil law, but it is clear
that no question, not even a motion
of want of confidence, can be carried
where there is a persistent tie in the
legislature. No public business
could be transacted under the circumstances, and the dissolution
would be the only constitutional way
to break the deadlock.
A tie like this is not like a tie on
a question raised in the house itself.
There is a provision for deciding
such cases, viz., an equality of votes
negatives the proposition. Here,
however, is an equality of members
in a newly elected house, which
equality causes a deadlock. It is an
equality which, if persisted in, can
surely be decided by the referendum
to the electors who unintentionally
created it. This, as I have already
said, is the only proper way to
break the tie. It can only be prop'
erly broken, when persisted in by
both sides, by the repositories of all
power���the people.
This tie. or deadlock, however, is
more likely to prove an ideal than a
real condition. As both parties are
interested in breaking it, it will not
be persisted in, but will give way
one way or the other to:
1 The result of protests.
2 The death or absence of members.
3 The attitude of independents,
who may throw their votes in another way.
4 By a coalition with the moderate and typical British Columbians
since the composition of the members or the government is not based
on party lines,
5 By the lieutenant governor
dissolving the house and taking
another appeal to the people, leaving
the parties in the same relative
position in which they were placed
before the late election.
When the several alternatives are
considered, there is no necessity for
apprehending any serious delay in
the transaction of the public busi'
ness. The two independents will
undoubtedly prove a strong factor
in the solution.
In my next paper 1 shall endeavor
to discuss another phase of the
subject. E.
Rossland, B. C, July 29.
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