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Weskly Ldition No. 466.
Nelson, British Columbia,  Friday, July 28,  1899.
Tenth Year.
Eesult  of   the   Government   Cf.u;ut.-
Budget of Interesting Ktws F m
the Coast Cities.
Mr. Joseph Martin can now pack np
that oarpet bag aud look for new
Holds to conquer. He has bowed
to flio inevitable anil resigned. Early
yesterday afternoon Tne Minor received a telegram laying : . "Martin Iiiih
Prior lo tbatmosage The Miner's
special correspondent at Victoria wired
as follow:
"It is impossible to ascertain exactly what occurred at the caucus as
the membera were sworu to secrecy
but it has leaked out tnat, Martiu met
with a severe rebuff, only five members speaking in his favor. The
charges preferred hy Ministers wero
reiterated and discussed but no vote
was taken to ascertain the sentiment
of Hie meeting. The general impression among politicians hore today is
that Martin got much the worst of it
Everything is now waiting lor tin.
The Associated Press supplies the
following information 1
Victoria, July 27.—Although what
transpired at ouaous yesterday of Government supporters has not beeu rti.
vnlged, it is evident that the result
lias impelled Hon. Joseph Marliu to
decide to resign lii.i office, as Attorney-
General before the return of the Lieu-
tennat-Governor should lead to his dismissal from the cabinet. It has transpired that toduy Martin said farewell to
the officials in his department and
leaves for Vancouver tonight. While
the subject in tho one topic of conversation here it is quite apparent that
publio opinion iB piactically unanimous in approval of the Premier's do-
mum! for Martin's resignation.
There is a general belief that the caucus was so liositle to the Attorney-
General that he lest no time iu resigning to anticipate certain dismissal.
As another result of this unanimity
among the Government supporters,
Martin lealrzed that with the exception of himself there will not be a single defection from the Government
rauks, that tbe Government will still
command substantial majority in the
Lsgislatnre and be perfectly independent of any support that the opposition
or the necessity ot forming a coalition
cabinet to carry on the administration.
Even the Government's opponents
admit that Martin's retirement will
strengthen the Government in public
opinion, while its supportors are jubilant over the removal of the one
thing which has caused it to \ie regarded with suspicion and doubt.
There are all sorts of rumors us to Martin's successor ; they are without the
least foundafion, and matters will not
even be considered before the the Governor's return.
Victoria, July 27.—The Government
caucus terminated about midnight last
night. Tbe members all refused 10
divulge the result aud it is understood
that nothing will be announced until the return of Iho Lieutenant-Governor. Special to the Province says:
It was learned that tho Goveruinent
members at the caucus endorsed the
action taken by Premier Sernlin in
asking Hou. Joseph Martin to resign.
Mr. Martin, it is understood, some
time ago announced that he would re-
sign should those present at the caucus
deoided ngainst him, but up to the
present writing, no resignation has
b6en reoeived from tho deposed Attorney-General. Tnere is nothing in the
talk of a coalition Governnient, whatever, nor is thero are further cbauge to
be made, save in the portfolio of the
Attorney-General. At present the
likely successor of Mr. Martin is being
discussed, and the oniuion which gains
the biggest following is that the position will be filled by n man not at ores-
sent in the Legislature. W. W. B, Mc-
Innes, is spoken of. The meeting
which lasted from 3:80 to 12:80, was a
quiet one. There were no altercations
or heated arguments, but there was,
it is  said,   considerable olain talk.
Viotoria, July 27.—The offioial Gazette contains notice of the following
Provincial appointments: Hugh McLean, Kamloops, to be superintendent
of the Provincial Home, Kamloops,
vice Joseph R-itcliford, resigned; J.
Kenneth McKae, Victoria, to be a notary publio for the counties of Viotoria
and Nanaimo; Win. J. Trvntall, of
Vancouver, to be a revisor of tbe
municipal voters list, 1893; Evelyn M.
Bandilands, of Sandon, to he a notary
pnblio for the Province ; John Keen,
of Kaslo, to be assessor and collector
under the revenue tax act for Slocan,
in lien of Nelson division, such appointment lo date from July 1; John
Kirkup, of Rossland, to be assessor
and colieotor nuder assessment act for
tho portion of West Kootenay described
as follows: The Nelson Riding and
that portion ct the Rossland Riding
within the County of Kootenay, such
appointment to mite from July 1.
The resignation of Messrs. Wm. Saul,
Clinton ; Cornelius D. Hallman, of Pa-
villiou, and J. S. Hilmoken, M. D.,
of Viotoria. of the office of justice of
the peace have been accepted. Scaled
tenders are invited for tbe erection of
a court house at Rossland. They v ill
be reoeived up to August 21 ; plans are
now on viow at- Victoria, Vancouver
Rosslaud and Nelson.
Vancouver, July 27.—Vancouver's
growing importance ns a trade center
whs exemplified today when the .returns for the Vancouver clearing house
for the week just ended were announced as amounting to 11,004,779. . This
is the first time that tbe bank clearings
of either  Vancouver or Victoria  have
(■one  ovjr   the   million   dollar mirk.
i hti  extra   business    done   from   the
lUoltb and the   money   brought   down
j have swelled   the large amouuts of local business to   the figure stated.
Tbe French warship Protet will soon
be seen in Vancouver harbor. The
|Piotetis a third class cruiser. The
chief French men of war seldom leave
European water Tne cruiser has
been iu Southern Puoifio waters. When
she arrives it will be tbe first time
' that a Freuch man of war has entered
the Narrows since Vancouver was established. The French naval division
visited Victoria three or four years
ago, but did not come to this port.
Oue vessel may also go to Sun Francisco. Vancouver has welcomed Russian and Italian warships iu the port,
now the glad hand will be extended
to  French sailors.
Dr. Rose, senior resident house surgeon at the Royal Victoria hospital
Montreal, has accepted tbe position of
house surgeon to Kootenay Lake General Hospital, Nelson.
| Thomas L. Gorui.d, aged 10, a native of Bridgetown, llaraadocs Islands,
died in the oity Hospital. The young
man earned a livelihood by working on
the wharves. His fri.mds in Bridgetown are reported wealthy.
The transports in the service of tbe
United States will burn British Columbia coal. John Rosenfelds & sons, have
been awarded tbe conrract to supply
tbe Government with 10,000 tons of
I Wellington ooal for use in the transports.
| Salmon fishermen here are'incensed
at the reply of the Premier of tho Dominion to the reqnest that the Govern-
: ment should protect Canadian fishar-
: men. The fishermen are asking wby
I they are heavily taxed under tbe rigid
1 system of license, if when a small expenditure is required for their protection, they uro to be told that there are
"no funds available'' and thnt tbe Canadian Government can do nothii.g for
them. The New Westminster Columbian sayB: "What they complain most
of is that the Canadian. Government is
doing nothing to help "/hem to avoid
falling in to the bauds ci-tho United
States revenue ontters, Which watch
closely for such unwary Canadian fishermen us allow their boats and nets to
drift across tbe imaginary boundary
line. As far as tbe fishermen are concerned the line is purely imaginary,
there being no luuii mark on the shore,
whic.i tbey can distinguish at any distance, and, before tbey are aware of
having crossed the lino,a cutter steams
rapidly out from Point Roberts and
pounces upon them. The boats, nets,
etc, are confiscated and tbe fishermen
are turned loose ou shore and directed
to the nearest point on the Canadian
Una. Their gear is held by' tbe United
States authorities until the closo jf the
season, when it is pnt up at auction
and a deaf ear is turned to all offers
by the owners to redeem it, and even
heavy deposits have been refused by
men whose living depended up. n using
their boats, and nets for the remainder
of tbe season. Thus, the keen owners
of the salmon traps protect tbeir interests, rightly or wrongly, and so far
this month, about twenty-five Canad
ian fishermen havo bad to give up
their gear. Inmost cases, it belonged to
a cannery but individuals have been
among the sufferers."
Another batch of victims of tbe Edmonton trail have arrived by the
Queeu. The party includes F.W. Ferguson, of Yarmouth, N. 8. ; H. Y.
Jones, of Swift Current; P. I. Kean,
of Man Oiester, N. H. ; O. McQuin, ot
Liverpool, N. S. ; P. M. Simpson,
ind E. Cosman, of Yarmouth, N. S. ;
J. Myrrisou, of Selkirk, Man; H. F.
Bnrtbelmas, of Toronto. A number of
these men have had tbe doubtful pleasure of having their names published as
dead. All have the same stories of
hardships, and suffering to tell, of a
vain quest for gold, and a journey that
lasted nearly two years, over a trail
that existed in imagination. Mr. Ferguson, ouo of the party, states thai of
the Halifax party who went in over
Ihe Edmonton trail,only one man died.
His nimu was Dimmook, and he died
of scurvy. A looal paper reoeutly pub
lisbed a sensational story about these
Halifax men, stating that the entire
party had died by scurvy, starvation
and drowning, men arriving today
say that with the exoeption of Dimmook, mentioned above, the party are
all well and making their way back to
the Coast.
Tbey are Beginning to Get   Scared  at
the Coast Already.
' Vancouver News-Advertiser: There'll
I be the hottest kind of time at Brock -
i ton Point on Saturday, August 13th,
I when the Oity lacrosse twelve crosses
sticks with the fast Nelson club. Nobody dare say that anyone of tbe teams
i is certain of winning The outcome
of the match is purely speculative.
, The result of a lacrosse match played
under circumstances like those attending tbe forthcoming game is us uusale
to bet on as a horse race or au (lection.
Tbe chuinpionship of the Canadian
Lacrosse Association was won last
year by a team drilling on the borders of rock-ridden Muskoka. The
deciding game was the biggest-lacrosse
surprise of the season. The Nelson
Miner of July 21 says that Mr. A. E.
Snckling, of Vancouver, was the oil or
night an interested and oritioal spectator at the Nelscn team's bard practice, and he expresied surprise at the
number aud ahililv of the local stick
handlers. The team will play Vancouver on Saturday, August 12 and
while "Boney" cannot see anyone but
Vanoouver as winners, he was kind
enough to admit tbat tbo Nelsons will
give tbe different Coast teams a hot
argument, and it won't be for want
of condition if they dou't.for the practices are both regular and hard. The
game for the championship of the
Province with New Westminster will
probably be played in Vancouver on
Angnst 19, as ilia conditions here are
most favorable. One thing appears
certain, and that is that Nelson expects to win from every team Bhe
meets on the Coast. It looks as ir the
Nelson-Vancouver game, being the first
of the series, will be the game of the
season from tbe standpoint of interest."
Ottwaa, July 27.—It is i nderstood
that the Senate Reform resolution will
not be gone on witn this session.
There was another profitless discussion on preferential trade in tbe House
today on motion for supply. It was
started by Mr. MoNeill.who refused to
accept the resolution which Sir Wilfrid Lourier had given him,and which
was along the lines nf tbe recent tariff
matter Mr. McNeill wanted the resolution confined to tariff preferences
only and Sir Wilfrid included other
concessions. Mr. McNeil moved his
own resolution and finally Sir Charles
Topper got him to withdraw it to see
if one which could be unamomusly
agreed upon would not be put through.
Mr. Edwards made a free trade
Mr. Martin,director of the Kootenay
Supply Co., returned to Nelson last,
night from a visit to the Coast. An
official copy of a telegram to The
Miner announcing the retirement info
(it is hoped) obscurity of a certain
prominent individual—tbe which
was widely circulated last night—has
no reference whatever to Mr. Martin
or his company.
Copper City is a new townsite located at the upper end of Lake Winder
The lead on the Base Ore, in the
Burnt Basin, has been stripped tor 1,-
000 feet. J
The  United States  Vice   Consul   Did
Not Wish to Testify.
Montreal, July 27.—The obief argument in *he Bell case today was on a
point as to whether the American-Gorman vice consul could be obliged to
give testimo ly uuent tbe stealing of
tbe Cam n:u letter against his own
wishes. When Mr. Wei, for the pros-
ecntion,asked for tbe administration of
oath to the United States representative, tbe latter objected, stating that
be was in his official capaoity. Magistrate l.afontaine ruled that according
to the code of procedure Mr. German
would be obliged to testify provided
proper affidavits were mndo showing
tbat he was an essential witness. He
was subpoenaed by both sides. Ernest
W. Suminerskill, complainant, was ou
the stand, the text of his testimony
being that he believed Bell had told
tbe truth when he swore to the affidavit confessing the theft of the Car-
rauzn letter. Detective Kellert, who
was arrested and discharged over a year
ago on a charge of having stolen the
letter, will be on the stand tomorrow.
Mr. Kellert says that the letter was
taken to the headquarters of the
Spanish attaches by Chief Redfern of
the Boston Secret Service.
"The   Terrible Turk"   at   the   Opera
House Tomorrow   Night.
When Hnli Adlai. "The Terribie
Turk," "The Sultan's Lion," comes
to town tbeie will be at least three
men ready to wrestle with him aud
tbe prospects are bright for a first class
evening's spoit in the Opera House, on
There are 275 pounds of Ilnli Adlai
and it is chief y muscle. He is not such
a ferocious being as he is described but
is a good uaturcd athlete who nancies
his competitors in ns gentle n manner
as is consistent with the sport. He
haB wrestled in all parts of the world ;
he bas defeated tho lamented Yousouf
who went to tbe bottom of the ocean
with a belt of gold around his corpulent person, he has laid the short and
stocky Ernest Roeber's two shoulders
on the mat at the same time; be has
laid low the beautiifully constructed
Casper Mnller from South Africa, and
haB beat Dau McLeod, Farmer Bums,
Tom Cannuon, Charles Moth and
others. So be is a first rate man. His
offer here is to give one dollar for each
minute any man stands before him
without beiug thrown. He will take
on all tbat come along and the offer is
open to the world. The contests will
commence at 9 :!i0 and the Turk will
wrestle each man twije.
There is talk of arranging a match
with a powerful miner who works near
Nelson. Arrangements will he made
today. The Turks' manager would like
any man who wished to take a fall
out of the champion to leave his name
at The Miner office.
A Powerful  Company  Purchases   the
North Star Mine.
I A Montreal dispatch says: One of
! tl.e biggest mining deals of recent date
j has juBt been successfully negotiated
by MoQuaig, Rykert & Co., of this
city, acting for a syndicate of Toronto
and Montreal capitalists. The deal involves the famous North Star silver
mine, near Fort Steele, B, O., and
five other proparties in tho same
group, viz , the Bunkhorn, Diead-
naught, Maveriuk, Daffodil, ami O. K.
mines. These properties have been
owned for some years by a syndicate
composed of D. D. M.inu, William
Mackenzie, of Toronto; Sir Wiliiam
Van Horue, H. S. Holt, R. P. Angus,
James Ross. Hon. A. A. Tbibaudeau,
and other leading Montrealers. A
now company, to be known as tbe
North Star Mining Company, has now
been organized, with a capital of $1,-
500,000, of which $1,040,000 has been
allotted to the original owners in payment for the property, and 460,000
shares have been set aside as treasury
stock to provide working capital, etc.
Of the treasury stock 2(10,000 shares
have been bought by MoQuaig, Rykert
& Co., acting for leading capitalists of
Montreal and Toronto, of whom tbe
principal is Senator Geo. A. Cox.
The directors of the new company
are: D. D. Mann, president; Hon.
A. A. Tbibaudeau, Montreal, vice-president; William Mackenzie, Toronto;
H, S. Holt, Montreal; and O. T. Port-
eous secretary-treasurer. The properties owned by tbe company, including
tne North Star mine, the most famous
of the group, have been steadily developed for some years and during tbe
period of development about 7.0C0
tuns of ore were sbippod to American
smelters by steamer. Owing to the
treacherous navigation several of tbe
steamers were wrecked, and it was
decided to await the completion of tbe
Canadian Pacific through the Crow's
Nest Puss before making further shipments. Arrangements have since been
made with the Canadian Pacific to
bnild a branch liue from the mines to
Cranbrook, und it is expected that this
br-uoh will be completed in Sep
te tuber.
Britishers Do Honor to The Departing
London, Jnly 27.—Members of the
Yale-Harvard athletic team, who participated in the Inter-University contests at the Queen's Clnb on Saturday,
wore entertained- in the Parliament
builcfiugs today, when their olean-cnt
appearance elicted mnch admiration
from former athletes who are now
members of the House of Commons.
The American athletes occupied seats
in the distinguished visitors gallery
of the House of Commons, and subsequently tea was served for them of
tho terrace where Mr. A. J. Balfour,
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, and others
joined tbe party. Mr. Balfour especially evinced interest in the career of
tbe team, asking many questions and
expressing a hope that nn Oxford-Cambridge team will visit United States
next year. Mr. Lees Knowles, M.
P., (a former champion half mile runner) then conducted the team through
the buildings. Tonight the American
Collegians attended the Prince of
Wales theatre in order to see Martin
H. Harvey's performance of the "Only
Adolph   Luetgert   the   Sausage   King
Passes Away in Prison.
Chicago, July 27. —Adolph Luetgert,
who was convicted of tho murder of
his wife, Louisa, in 1897, died of fatty
degeneration of tho heart in Juliet
pentientinry today. He was the man
who operated the immense suasage
plant in Diversy avenue, Chicago, aud
who disposed of bis wife by first murdering he and then disintrcgrnting
her body in a curing vat, using n potash solution. He was Riven two trials
and convicted and giveu a life sentence on the second trial. Juror Hurler
hung the jury on the occasion of the
first trinl. His conviction wns secured before Judge Gary, famous as the
jurist who tried tho anarchists of the
Haymarket riot.        ,..m I
Paris, July 27.—Generals Jamont,
nnd Herve, members of the supreme
council of war, were today reported to
have resigned out of sympathy for
General de Nergrier who was removed
from the supreme council of war on
Wednesday. This report created mnoh
excitement, us it would be almost
revolutionary for officers Buch oh these
to pursue the courso indicated. Prime
Minister M. Waldeck-Rousseau, ordered that a strenuous effort be made to
nnearth the fabricator  of the story.
Rennes, July 27.—The illness of Captain Dreyfus was slight. Hi has recovered. His friends say his mental
and bodily condition is excellent.
Paris, July 27 —The TempH in au nr-
ticle printed today, expresses belief
thnt fuller light upon the Franco-
American treaty would not be superfluous adding: "What is known, however, is sufficient to oause rejoioiug nt
the 'rnpproaohement' of which it is
tho testimony. The U. S. furnishes
raw products and we return manufactures. " Opponents of the treaty think
this will be reversod and that Franoe
will be inundated with American
manufactures, but the facts do not justify thoir fears.
American Expedition   is   Victorious
Filipinos   Routed.
Muniln, July 27.-4 p. ni.—An expe
dition comprised of troops from Sun
Pedro , Mnouti, Pasig and Morong,
under Brigadier-General R. H. Hall,
yesterday captured Cnlamba, an important trading town ou the south shore
of Lagune tie Bay. Tbere were two
hours of sharp fighting during whioh
four soldiers were killed and 12 wound-
ert. The trenches commanding the harbor were under water but the swampiness of the land made the work harder.
The troops borrowed caEcoes on Tuesday
night. The force comprised 400 of
the Washington volunteers, 450 of the
21st infantry, 250 of the 4th oavalry,
and two guns of the First Artillery.
These with the gunboats assembled
opposite Oalamba Wednesday afternoon. Crowds of people in oarts and
on foot were seen rushing fo the
hills. Nativos escaping from Calamba
in canoes said a  hundred   insurgents
held the town. A force under Captain McGrath of 21st infantry aud Captain Kitunlum! lauded east of the town
but found a river intervening. Captain McGrath and Lieutenant Balsou
swam the river under a fire from
twenty Mauser rifles. Having crossed
the stream the officers procured a BBS-
ooe to ferry the troops over. The insurgents retreated through the town
shooting from bouses and bushes us
they fled to the hills. Three members
of the Washingnn regimont waded
trom the cascoes thriugb swamps often
shoulder deep while a group of Filipinos concealed in haystacks were shooting at then until tbe Napidan focusod
her fourteen pounders and (hilling
guns on the stacks for a few minutes.
Most of tbe work was done before the
Washington volunteers could reach the
town. Tbe Filipinos left three dead.
Of the oanualities on the American
side two of the killed uud wounded
belonged to the 21st infantry. There
was mnoh shooting by Araigos, who
emerged from the boshes with white
flags. After the fight, a dozen men
holding up tneir bauds, and shouting
"Castillanos," met the American cavalry. Even Spanish soliders greeted
tbe Americans hysterically. There
were CO Spanish prisoners of whom
some were civil officers nnd some wore
soldiers. They had been given the
choice of joining the Fiilipiuo army
or becoming servants to Filipinos,
and chose the army, intending to surrender at the first opportunity. Must of
the civilians reached the American
lines during the fighting but the insurgents took the others away witn them
in tbeir retreat. General Hall captured 12 Filipinos with guns. Major
General Lawton, Prof. Lean-Worcester, of the American-Philippine Commission. Mrs. Lawton and Gen Law-
ton's son acoompanied the expedition
on hoard a launch nnd set cooly in an
unprotected beat close to the shore during the fighting, tbe bullets splashing
about them. Today Gen. Hall brought
to Manila the Spaniards, whom the
expedition had released them from captivity of more than a year. Lieutenant Larson, commanding the Napidan,
today, found a long missing Spanish
gunboat, which had been covered with
bnshes and fish nets so ns not to resemble a vessel.
Tbe Filipinos having met reinforcements, nnd thinking that the Americans had evacuated the town,descended
the hills today intending to reocenpy
Oalamba. Gen. Hall drove them back.
Gen. Hall will leave a garrison at Oalamba.
The   Miner's   Sreoitl  Correspondence
From the World's Money Centra.
(Special Correspondence.)
London, Jnly 1/1— Since my last
letter very little change can be announced. The Bank of England have
thought fit to put up the bank rate to
V,i per cent, and the tone of the market is weak witb the further expectation of going to 4 per cent, next week.
Home railways have moved but little
and foreign stock is almost; lifeless.
American rails have been very irregular with very little buying on this
side. Tbe only feature is tbe amalgamation of tho New York Central with
the Pennsylvania railway. Oauadiau
Pacific and Trunks are also very dull.
In the mining market in West Australians considerable amount of business has been done especially in the
low priced shares. In the African
market everyone seems to look or are
rather waiting for the next move by
the Imperial Government. In the B.
C. miuing market although they have
not been given to any activo dealugs
the tone for these has been pretty firm.
Le Koi, however, have reacted, although the latest news from the
mine cannot be considered as otherwise than satisfactory. B. A. O, are
hardening. Fair busiuness has been
passing in Ymir, but Athabasca aro
comparatively dull. Fractional im-
proveraetB are marked in Hall Mines.
Klondike Bonanza, and Alaska
Goldflelds. All the other B. C. shares
are about tbe same figure.
Copper is marked higher hut from
the reoeption of some of the new copper companies issues they have not been
caught on by tbe investing public as in
the majority of issues the underwriters
have been let in.
There have been several new companies issued this week, viz: British
Oil and Coke Mills, Ltd, share capital £2,250,000, which is an umalgainii
tion of some very old firms in tin
trade some dating from 1780.
Loudon, Jnly 27.—The Yachting
World issued today, contains a long article on Shamrock's chances in the con-
tost for the American Cup. Starting
ou the assumption tbat Vigilant
and Britannia were equal the writer
argues that Shamrock showed herself to
be capable of beating Britannia in a
moderate breeze 25 to 26 minutes over
a SO mile course. With the time allow-
enoe Shamrock's net superiority would
be fifteen to twenty minutes. As Defender's superiority over Vigilant in
sailing the same course is estimnted at
six minutes and Columbia's superiority
over Defender is assumed to be three
minutes, it is estimated tbat Columbia's superiority over Vigilant is nine
minutes. Therefore, according to the
Yachting World's artiole, thero are excellent grounds for belief thnt in the
present condition of both yachts,
Shamrock will win.
Detroit, July 27.—Judge Lillibridge
of the Circnit court today delivered a
decisiou, permanently enjoining the
street railway companies trom oarryinS
freight over their lines within the
city. Hitherto tho suburban companies cars havo carried freight over the
city companies lines although there
has beeu no Bpecial authority for doing so.
Capital for Gra-iite Mines Was Oret-Subscribed—Nelson Considered th«
doming Town,
Mr. O. Drumniond,tho managing director of tbe Dnncan Mines, arrived
here yesterday from England via New
York and Spokane. Mr. Drummond
was aooompanied by Mr. Archibald, •
direotor nf tbe Queen Bess Proprietary
Co., and by Mr. Ernest R. Woakes,
tbe' ohief engineer for the Duncan
Mr. Drummond expressed himself to
The Minor as mncb surprised and gratified at tbe great advance in the size
of the towu. But this was nothing:
more than Ins company bad anticipated
for, in Londou, Nelson and Vancouver
arc considered to be the coming town*
of Brltih Columbia.
Mr. Drummond said tbat British.
Columbia miues had now a recognized
market on the London Stock Exchange
British invest n-s were beginning to
recognize the value and linportunoo of
properties in this Provinoe more especially those m Kootenay; in fuofc
Kooteuay stood higher in the investors
oalender than the Klondike. No doubt
this waB in a great measure dne to tba
success of oertain mining companies.
such as tbe B. A. C., tbe Hall Mines,
the Loudon & B. O. Gold Fields and
(he modestly added) his own company.
As to the reoent stagnation following
upon tbe Eight-Hour legislation, it
had not as yet- had any serious effect
upon tbe London market. Those who
knew tbe country seemed to think
tbat the tronble was only transient and
tbat as soon us a few undesirable agitators were removed from high places,
things wonld revert to their former
satisfactory status.
"The flotation of the Granite Gold
Mines Limited wns a gieat success in
London. At first, owing to the difficulties with the miners it was feared
that the publio might fight shy ot tbe
issue. The shares were all underwritten but the letters from applicants for
shares largely exceeded the issue so the
underwriters were immediately relieved by tbe publio.
He (Mr. Drummond) persouallv,
thongh not an engineer, yet had, from
reports and actual results, an unbounded faith in both the Granite and Royal
Canadian mines and confidently looked forward to a large ruturn tor tho
money sunk in them.
With regnrd to the street railway he
could give no details as the management was en lively in the hands of Mr.
F. Peters and 'S[t. Halifax Hall, bii
duty beng to see that the financial part
of the concern was well supplied.
But he could Bay tbat all the necessary
supplies had been ordered; the can
were to bo of the very best quality
and wonld be fitted np regardless of
cost, nnd he confidently expected that
they would be running before tbe end
of September.
The British Elentric Traction Company (the parent company) bad suoh
unbounded faith in tbe future prospects of No,son that they bad deoided
not to place any Nelson Tramway
shares on the market but keep them
all   themselves.
Mr. Woakes is a leading authority
ou silver mining. He has recently
beeu engineer for the Darien and Tol-
iini mines in Panama, two large producers. He leaves for the Queen Bess
mine today. Mr. Woakes will make
Nelson his headquarters for a considerable time.
Mr. Drummond looks upon his Nelson real estate as a valuable asset.
At the present moment all tbe real
property purchased iu Nelson by the
Duncan miues is held by n Mr.
Guicke—a prominent man in electrical
undertakings in Londou—and himself.
Mr. Drummond iB the guest of Captain Duncan and will be in Nelsnu for
abont a fortnight.
The Sea Was Too   High For the Small
Yachts ou Lake St. Lonis.
Dcrval. Que., July 27.—The race
committee for the Seawanhaka oup decided to call the race off today on ao-
count of high wind and sea.
Tbo Seawankhaka cup was offered
by the Seawanhaka-Curinthian Yacht
Clnb of New York, for races between
small yachts of Great Britain and the
United States. The first contest was
between a yacht from England and tbe
American clubs representative and
the latter won. In 18911 tbe Royal St.
Lawrence Yaoht Club of Montreal
challenged for the cup. G. Herriok
Duggur designed and sailed the challenge which won tbe oup in a series of
races in OyBler Bay. Since then the
Seawanhaka Club bas been endeavoring to wiu it back but so far without
suooess. Mr. Duggar has designed and
Bailed the boats that nave since retained the cup and the Seawanhaka Clubs
representative haB been Clinton H.
Cruue, who also designs a.id sails bis
own boats. Tbe races cause imouse
excitement in tho East and are followed by a large number of exemsiou boats
nnd private crafts. Tbe contents take
place in Lnke St. Louis, 14 miles
from Montreal. The Royal St. Lawrence yacht club's handsome house Is at
Dorval, four miles below the course.
Mr. Duggan is given tbe credit for
being one of tho best, if not the best,
designer and sailer in tbe world. J.
Keith Kepi of Nelson is about to build
a yacht from a design by Mr. Duggan,
who is bis life long friend.
Johu Jackson, Jr., has been appointed United States consular agent at
Nelson Weekly Miner
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pel word oach inHertlon. No reduction on
thane raUiB.   Accounts rendered monthly.
Mr. Harold Ellis, secretary of the
Mackintosh syndicate, writes ns officially requesting that we deny that Mi.
O. P. Smith, mentioned as representing the British America Corporation,
baa recently purchased propeity for
that company. He asks us to state
tbat Mr. Smith has no connection
whatever with the li. A. C., and that
the property called the Red Line Group
in the Windermere district was bonded
by him for Hon. C.H. Mackintosh and
is a private transaction altogether. He
further calls our attention to another
item in The Era of Golden, which
states in prominent hend lines that at
least $330,000,000 in values in silver,
gold and copper bad been discovered
on the property. He desires ns, on behalf of the Mackinosh Syndicate, to say
that this is quite incorrect and apt to
be misleading. The immense values as
set forth in ounces are also incorrect,
so far as general assays are concerned.
Mr. Ellis states that Mr. Mackintosh
iB anxious tbat no one should be misled as, tbere being no intention of
potting tbe property on the market until its full value iB established, be
does not desire that innocent parties
should be induced to buy adjoining
properties at inoreased prices under
any misapprehension of the facts.
This correction is exactly what those
would expect who know Mr. Mackintosh. He is the hist man to allow himself or bis operations to he used for the
selfish purpose of booming property in
mines, or anything else that may,
through means of it, be given a fictitious value. He understands too well
thai the interests of the Province, instead of being served, would in the end
be injured by it.
coaditiou of things to the railway
construction that is going on, aud not
to the development of our mines. If
the promise of the latter had been
kept, the prosperity would have been
increased several fold. But it was not
kept. The Government and Legislature interfered between the unuo owners and the miners, and caused troubles which in some sections have paralysed the mining industry, and iu all
of them havj proved most injurious.
The Kootenays are prosperous, but
uot as prosperous as tbey would have
been if the Legislature had kept its
meddling hands off mining matters
that it did not understand or tako the
feast pains to consider.
Business prosperity has not only been
ohecked in Southern British Columbia
by ignorant legislation, but in the far
north, iu the Atlin country, oveu a
worse condition pr vails. That is also
due to legislation conceived in it-'nor
ancc and uarrowuess of spirit. Into
such confusion havo tbe business interests of the district been ttiown by
the anti-Alien law and its administration, that tho Lieutenant-Governor bns
taken tho extraordinary course of
promising the Bemiott Board of Trade
to inquire fully into the conditions,
and himself to tako tho iuitiative, if
necessary, in devising means to rectify
the mistakes that have been made.
The development fhnt was oxpected in
the Atlin oountry has not materialised ;
the disappointment there is even more
pronounced than in the Kootenays.
In both, however, business prosperity
has been seriously retarded by the ao-
ions of the Legislature in dealing
with the raining interests of the Province. If there had been no interference, and these had been allowed free
play, there would have boen a degree of
prosperity in this Province that would
have challenged the attention of the
world, aud capital in millions would
have been kuocking at our doors begging for investments.
A Ministerial paper. The Kamloops
Sentinel, denies that tbe business interests of the Province are suffering,
whether from mistakes of legislation,
administration, or anything else.
"There never was a time,'" it says:
"when more was being done to develop its resources, or when business
was in a healthier condition." Nor
was there ever a time when the worst
faults of the worst Government did
not find some newspaper to defend
them. Suoh business as there is is
unqestionably in a healthy condition,
and there is a large volume of it. Tbe
Province on the whole is prosperous.
It would be a remarkable thing, indeed, if it were not, vith its splendid
natural resources and with prosperity
in fnll swing everywhere around it.
Not a Province in the Dominion, not
a oountry on the continent or anywhere
in the world, but is enjoying a liberal
measure of prosperity ;tut is sharing to
the fnll extent of its opportunities the
good times that everywhere prevail.
British Colnmbia is in with the others.
It oould sonroely be otherwise. Legislation or administration wonld require to be of a studiedly and grossly
injurious oharaoter to render inoperative all tbe conditions that are working for Buocess. The Province is attracting population of u most desirable
kind, intelligent, enterprising, and
with capital sufficient for a good start
in a new country. There are mines,
forests, fisheries, and agricultural resources awaiting development, of prao
tically unlimited extent, and offering
immediate and generous reward to all
who exploit them. If the Province
were not prospering it wonld be
strange, indeed.
But it is idle to pretend that it is
prospering as it should. Three
months ago there was tbe fairest promise of a busy season that had ever been
experienced in the history of tbe Province. Capital was preparing to How in
for tbe development if our great mineral wealth; mine owners, prospectors, and all others in the least depending on this the obief of all our industries were in goad heart, looking forward to a season of unexampled prosperity. Men and newspapers interested
in defending the Government may
deny it, but all otbers know that the
Eight-Hour law bas mined tbis prospect beyond calculation. In tbe
Kootenay districts business is good.
Merchants are selling tbeir goods, and
artisans of all classes Hud employment.
Bnt we  are indebted  for this  happy
Notwithstanding the stipulation tha
the challenger for the America Oup mnBt
sail to the racing course on her own
bottom, it looks as if the Shamrock
had profited by American example an3
iB herself little mote than a racing
shell. When it iB necessarj to strap
and truss her from stem to stern and
from keel to deck, before exposing her
to the seas of a summer voyage aoross
the Atlantic, we are warranted in concluding that, if not as slightly built as
any of the American defenders, there
is at least little to choose between
them. May Bbe win, nevertheless;
and after her victory we shall drink
her praises in a cup of Lipton's tea.
Mr. Cotton's supremely absurd offer
of a million in aid of the Pacific cable
does not appear to have been even considered nt the conference in London
which fin-lly agreed to the conditions on which the project is to be carried out. By the way, with equal
contributions towards cost, why
should the Mother Country have threo
representatives on the Board of Control and Canada only two?
"The leading and most influential
newspaper in tbe Interior,"is The
Viotoria Globe's estimate of The
Miner. It is needless to say that The
Globe, for so young a paper, displays
marvellously sound judgment.
The Ymir waterworks aro now in
full swing and the water is being
laid in to the business and private
houses at a reasonable cost.
Drafting of tho Forms and Convention
of Wars.
The Hague, July 20.—The drafting
committee of the International Peace
Conference today decided upon the formula of a convention on the laws and
customs of war. and tbo adaption of
the Geneva oonventiiou naval warfare,
as well as a formula for accession to
the arbitration scheme by non signatory powers. It is hoped that the conventions will be fully signed by Saturday. Sir Julian Pauucefote, head of
the British delegation, having demanded that the nou -signatory powers
be entitled to adhere to the arbitration
convention only by the unanimous consent of the signatory powers, Count
Nigra, chief of the Italian delegation
proposed an amendment permitting
such adhesion if nc power opposed. It
is hoped that the British Foreign
Office will accept the amendment.
The  Press  Opinion   on   the   Alaskan
Boundary   Question.
Editorial opinions of the leading
newspnpers of the United States and
Canada on the Alaskan boundary question, republished here, are road with
eagernoss. Those which take the extreme view that the premier's speech
was wholly belligerent in tone and altogether out of place, are regarded as
being based on incorieot reports of tho
utterances. This is the Premier's
view. Speaking of the American
press opinions republished here, Sir
Wilfrid Laurier said:
"I have no fault to find with the
oriticism of my use of the word, 'war'
albeit the expression in which it occurs
was used solely to emphasize the fact
that our only alternative ns oiivlized
nations is resort to arbitration, and I
stated further I am far from being
without hope that the question will
ultimately he settled by   fhat means."
The Toronto World, edited by W.
F. McLean, a Conservative member of
Parliament    makes    this   sensational
"The way to bring tbo issues to a
head is for Great Britain to send a
staff of surveyors to delimit the boundary according to tbe British contention. The responsibility ot a conflict
will then rest on the United States. If
that country should still rofnse to refer the dispute to arbitration, it wonld
do so in full knowledge of the terrible
possibilities of its refusal." The Mail
and Empire. Conservative, approves
Sir Charles Topper's suggestion of nn
alien mining law for the Yukon. It
"Tbo Government is right about
standing out against a one sided argument for the settlement of tbe hound
ary, but it would havo been douulj
right if it had exercised diplomatic
skill at the outset and had secured jus
tice for Canada before committing us
ns we are committed, in so far as thu
present negotiations are concerned, to
concessions of almost, extraordinary
character on other issues."
The Globe, Ministorialist.seos in Sir
Charles Topper's speech only a vindication of tho Government's scheme of
constructing a railway from the Stick
e in to Teslin Lake, which the senate
throw out last session. For the rest
it says there does not seem to appear
the necessity of such matters as shut
out Amoricnn miners.—Spokesman-Review.
The Rossland Oity Council has at
lust been induced by Dr. IJool ttle to
puss the gas by law. The Rossland
Miner's report of tho last conucil meeting is as follows:
The by-law granting a gas frauchise
to W. H. Pearson, W. H. Pearson, jr.,
L. L Merrifiiold and J. J. Wesoott,
and any company they may cause to
be incorporated was then biougbt Up
for the third reading. Mr. Gait stated
that Mr. Meriifleld waB willing to
meet the council in tho matnr of
rates, but could not ocusent to u dis
count of 25 per cent, for prompt pay
ment unless the city would allow the
applicants immunity from taxation
for say three years. As an alternative
Mr. Gait said he was instructed to
offer a price of $1.75 per 1C00 feet
for prompt payment After some dis
cession the Mayor stuted that tne coun
oil had gone over the by-law very care
fully last week and did not see tbeir
way clear to make any change from the
figures then arrived at. Dr. Doolittle
pressed tor a settlement and asked for
the exemption of taxation referred to
during the early life of the company.
Alderman MoOrae moved that two
years exemption from all taxation be
given tbe company, and Alderman
Clute seconded the motion. The council passed the motion and the agree
ment was amended accordingly. It
may be noted that under the terms of
tho agreement the company is already
exempted in respect of its pipes and
mains lor 10 years, so tbat under the
settlement arrived at the oompany will
be altogether exempt for a period of two
years from the final passing of the
by-law. The by-law was then read a
third time and pasBed, subject to the
approval of the rate payers.
Vaspta, Texas, July 25.—A riot ot
curred last night a Fnqua's store,
eight miles north, in which three
white men were killed by negroes. A
orowd of negroes burned the church
belonging to the white people. Tuck
Moody, Will Fnqua and Vun Wright,
while trying to put out the tire, were
shot by a crowd of negroes. White
men are in pursuit of the negroes.
Ottawa, Out., July 20.—In reply to
a question hv Mr. Taylor, the Minister
of the Interior stated that 11,560 Gali-
cians and AustriauB and 7,800 Doukbo-
bor initnigrnntB have arrived in Can
uda since July 1897.
The Postmaster-Geuoral's Pacific
Cable expense bill was put through its
flual stages and sent up to the   Senate
The Government hill to empower
loan companies to gain incorporation
by letters pateut instead of a^ present,
coming to Parliament, was likewise
passed. The measure is designed to
secure greater uniformity in the char
acter of companies so incorporated.
Sir Charles Tupper lias arranged to
sail for England on August 8, A cau
cus of Conservative members of Parlia
ment adopted this moruiug resolutions
expressing deep regret at tbo death
nf the late Senator Sanford and Hon.
Mr. Ives and ordered the expressions of
sympathy be conveyed to the bereaved
Manila, July SO.—The trnnsport Sherman sailed todoy tor San Francisco
with the California infantry, consisting of 48 officers and 950 men, two batteries of California heavy artillery,
nine officers and 80 men and 375 discharged soldiers of other regiments.
City of Marienburg   in Danger of Annihilation.
Berlin, July 20. —A great fire is raging at Marienburg We-t Prussia. At
noon forty houses had been burned
dowu. Fire brigades from Danfzic
and Elhiug were summoned. The
buildings destroyed include the Rath-
aus which wis built in the fourteenth
century, and seventeen historical
houses built over arcades in the Italian
stylo in the market place. The historical records were saved and so far tho
castle of the Tentonio knights, one of
the most ancieut nnd interesting his
torical edifices in Germany, has uot
I eon ondangered.
Exciting     News     From      Kingston
The following telegrams must have
been inspired by the NelBon Gas Coin
pany. The editor of Associated P.ess
telegrams will soon have to fall back
on Nelson angling notes if he, goes on
at this rate:
Kingston,   Jamaica,   July  20.—The
City of Georgetown,   British  Guiana,
has   recently   introduced   the  electric
The arc light became centers of attraction of "cockleB," a species of
small beetle which swarm in myriadB
along the coast and river shores at the
coinmencemont of Ihe Guiana rainy
season, and each lamp was speedily
hi led to the brim. The front ranks of
the insects then came in contact with
the current which set their bodies on
fire. The immediate result was that
the lamps wero rendered useless for illuminating purposes aud vast clouds of
intolerably noxious fumes emanated
from them and filled the neighboring
honses, inmates of .vliich wero driven
nearly frantic.
The Boundary papers do not like tbe
freight rateB reoeutly announced by
the O. P. R. The Grand Forks Miner
says: The C. P. R. has issued a provisional freight tariff trom West Rob-
son to points in the Boundary Country,
The rates look dangerously high and
it is alleged have been figured to a
basis tbat will practically leave them
slightly below the necessarily high
charges exacted by freighters. This
wouid not indicuto that the long look
ed for boncfits to be conferred on the
Boundary merchants hy the advent of
the railway, is anywhere in sight. To
impose exorbitant rates tbat simply
puts tho freighter out of business cannot bo oonsideied as a public benefaction. Mr. Peters, the general froiglit
agent of the O. P, K.', generously admits that tho quotations are not moderate but says tbe schedulo represents
the best ararngement bis company
could make with the contractors. It
looks as tlitugh Mann, Foley aud Larson, not contented with tbe legitimate
profits der- red fro-n the contract and
from the snles of necessaries to underpaid laborers, purpose enjoying a little
rukc off at the public expense. The O.
P. R, mny expect a good sized howl if
It enrs not make a sweeping cut as soon
as it t .kes over the road.
Try Us
>.  Etfet
When you need another PAIR OF SHOES.  EVery
day we have a	
Bargain   Sale"
Of reliable Footwear for men,  women and  children.
Every day is a Bargain Day in our establishment.
LILLIE RPO* ™aSffiff»Aberdeen Block
Washington, Juiy 20.—Information
from Klondike up to June 80 bas
reached the State Department from
United States Cunsul MoCook at Dawson. He says that ten million instead
of twenty milliion in gold will cover
the guld produot for the past twelve
months und addj tbat reports from
Alaska indicate that more gold will he
found there than ever will come out
of the Klondike. The gambling fra
tenrity is reaping a rich harvest.
Tbe Spanish Army   Bill   Attajknd by
Weyler  But is Adopted.
Madrid, July 26.—The discussion of
the army bill in the Senate today led
to an exciting soene. General Weyler
argues against any reduction of the
strength of the army, and warned the
Government tbat tbe present situation
made a revolution highly probable,
since it had never been so easy for the
army and the people to make common
cause. He himself, he said, had never
thought of heading a rising, bnt it
must be confessed that revolutions
sometimes olearid the political utmos-
phere and accomplished the work of
regeneration. Senor Dati, Minister
of the Interior, replying, severely censured General Weyler, declaring that
a general who, having 100,000 men,
had failed to suppress the Cuban rebellion, bad no right to make such
threats, aud that any attempt to make
a revolution,no matter by whom, would
be proceeded against with the utmost
rigor of tbe law. The senators warmly
applauded Senor Dato's speech. Tbe
arrhy bill was adopted.
Montreal, July 26.—Ernest Sum-
rnerskill, publisher of the Sunday Sun,
at whoso instance, ten days ago,
George Frederick Bell, the confessed
thief of tbe famous Oaranza letter, was
arrested,was the chief witness today at
the preliminary examination before
Magistrate Lafontail. In his statement to the oourt, he said tbat from a
journalistic point of view he believed
that the story given by Bell to the
Montreal Star was "A rank fake" yet
from his own individual conclusions
he had been led to believe that Bell
wns guilty of a serious offenoe. While
the examination was under way Henri
O St. Pierre, Q. O., who is conducting
Bell's defense, stated in open court
that if Chief Redfern of the Boston
Secret Service would come to Montreal
to testify in the case he would guarantee him immunity from arrest and undertake to deliver him safely aoross the
line back into the States. The inquiry
will be resumed tomorrow afternoon.
Among tbe many who have taker interest iu the case are Mr. Cooke, tbe
orown prosecutor and Mr. Gorman, the
American vice consul.
That our business has grown so rapidly in such a
short lapse of time ?
Quality of our Goods, the Closeness of our Prices,
the Fairness and Honesty in Dealing with
our Customers, thereby gaining the confidence of
the public and proving ourselves worthy of
their patronage.
3-LB.   BOX  CREAM   SODAS,   35  CTS.
Garden   Tools,  Lawn   Mowers,   Garden
Hose, Lawn Sprinklers, Ice Cream
Freezers, Bird Cages, Screen
Doors and  Windows.
Savannah, Ga , July 2a -Tele-
graphio orders were received here tonight from < Governor Candler ad-
dre sed to Captain Middletou of the
state militia nt Valdustn, and Captain
Smith of J'homasvillo, to report to
Sheriff Patterson at Bainbridge with
all your available men at once and to
act strictly under his orders.
The governor's message in mandatory. It says: "Go at once." Governor Cander reoeived the following
message from Sheriff Patterson of Decatur county, at. Bainbrigde, Ga. :
'The town is in the bands of a mob.
Send aid qniok."
Paris, July 20.—An evening paper
is authority for tbe statement that
General Zurlinden, former Military
Governor of Paris, will be removed
from tbe Supreme Connoil of War, as
was General do Negrier, yesterday.
So long as these Canadian marksmen are winning trophies over in England it might be jnst aB well to postpone lalkine of war hetween the Dominion and the United States,—
Spokesman Review.
Real Estate and Insurance Agent, =9
The Birkbeck Investment, Security 3
and Savings Co. 3
5= 3
fc       FOR   SALE—On easy terms, Five-Roomed House and   ^
SZ   two lots on Front Street , 33
Ice Cream
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Promptly Attended to.
"V Many Nelson Men Own Claims iu Goat
JRiw District 'Which Eun Hish
iu Valuee.
Port Hill, I/aho, (on the lino), July
26.—Prospectors are busy in this district ; the importation of Rosslaud and
outside capital as giveu a decided impetus to owi e s to go in and develop,
what herelofo e have been merely
prospeots but today are assuming tbe
name of mines and rightly as no district has gre iter faciliites for shipping. Tbe 0 ow's Nest line, and the
Nolson-liidli igton, two formal iiva-s
r..n right inrougb the district, not
to speak of the Kootenay River which
offers excellent opportunities amoug
the rival steamboat companios^ for reduction iu rates.
In what is known as tho copper
oamp south of Rykerts, considerable
work iB being done.
Ou tbe liliick Diamond aud Dusky
Diamond oue hundred and eighty feet
of tunnel have beeu driven and
twenty feet of shafting. A ten foot
ledge has been struck giving good val
ubb : Silver, 250 ounces; copper, 25
percent; gold, $0 to $8. Rube Labe.
the owner is vigorously pushing
Symmond senior and junior are ut
work on the same camp driving i<
tnuuel ou their claims aud are ut present in nighty feet.
On the 0 P. and B. 0., Smith aud
Russel have a fifty foot tunnel and are
continuing tho same with satisfactory
results .
Around Oreston considerable devel-
opineut iB being done, one of tbe besl
showings being on the St. Patrick
Group of four claims, owned by Messrs.
Sloan, Sam Billings and Uounh. Cop
per gold and silver run in the following proportions: Silver, $16; copper, 27 per cent; gold $37.M). On tho
thirty foot shult the ledge has been
cross cut, showing up IU feet of a
ledge aud 4)ij feet Bhippiug ore. On
tho St. George, adjomiug the above, 2
lt-"t of shipping ore bas beeu struck
with the same high values. The ore is
concentrating. The St. Patrick Group is
under option to n California Company.
Work is being pushed ahead of the
Wellond Group owned by Leddingham.
A tunnel bas been driven 120 feet,striking four feet of solid galena. This
property is being systematically developed.
The Alice mine on tbe Goat Mountain, the owners being Messrs. George
Alexander, nnd dipt. Hayward, has
just been surveyed a.so a wagon road
to the above from Orenton. This
property has been well developed and
carrieB lnrge bodies of copper ore. A
foroe of men are expected lo be put on
at an early (lute. The Full Hand r.nd
tbe Show Down aie two crown granted properties within u mile of Oreston
aud owned by George Alexander.
They carry a high grade oopper ore.
On Li/.urd Creek, two miles south of
Duck Creek, some Italians have made
a rich strike of gold  und   copper.
Between Kane Creek- -and Summit
Creek, Mr. Richmond has made a big
find in copper.
Tne Hightowu owned by^JMe^srs.
Sloan, Young and Bigelow on the
northern extension of the Alice, sbows
np well in copper, average assayB running: Copper 21 per cent; (gold)
$11.00; silver, $8.
The President group on Duck Creek
all crown granted have been taken up
by a Minneapolis syndicate, the
Crow's Nest and the Nelsou-Bedling
ton both passing withi.i !i0 feet of the
tunnel mouth. It is a copper mine
and high grade.
On the north fork of the Goat River
the different claims are showing up
well. The big hematite iron ledge between Arrow Creek and Goat river attracts considerable attention among
the various experts aud agents at present in the district.
Messrs. Sam Fowler, Tom Fiocter
and John 1'raser own oonjoiutly a
group of four claims on the above,
MesEis. Arohbold, PearBOU and Orr
Paterson having two olaims, Rosslaud
and local meu owning the remainder
of tbe 10 claims on the ledge.
The Erie group on Goat Mountain,
owned by the well known aud popu
lar men Sum Billings uud Billy For
roster, is showing up well iu copper
and silver 75 aud load 80 per cent.
■ The Black Priuce, Marlborough
Blenheim and Queen Anne, all high
grade uud crowu granted copper prop
erties are owned by George Alexander
ot Kaslo, the Magag group on Arrow
Oreek also being cwned by the   above.
Between Arrow Creek aud Goat
River, on the Chandler owned by Mr.
Lund of Nelson, work is progressing
favorably and rapidly.
On the Reyuard owned by Messrs.
Archbold and Orr Pa'erson, adjoining
tbe Chandler a good strong quartz
ledge has beeu discovered, assaying $10
in gold on the surface. Ou tbe Fox
Hunter group owned hy Messrs. R. M.
Higgs and Orr Paterson, au eight foot
ledge has been struck giving hi^h
values in oopper uud gold ; it iB being
thoroughly explored ajd the ore bodies
Within a mile of tho above is tbe
Tally Ho Group owned by Messrs.
Arohbold, Pearsou aud Orr Paterson,
of whioh great things aro expected,
George Ross and Charlie Olds have
a good property in the coppir Queen
Group, three milcB south of the Magog. They have over two hundred feet
of tunneling aud shafting. Tbe following are the average values: Gold
$80; copper, 1-1 per cent; silver,ntrace.
Work iB being rapidly pushed on the
above, the owners buviug a good
strong lead to work on. The same
owners have a good property in the
Paris group on divide between Arrow
creek nnd Duck Oreek ledge 12 feet.
Gold, $12; copper 11 per cent.
Mr. Robert Hale, well known in
"Vancouver, bas a group of five claims
in the copper camp, whioh, though still
in their infancy,possess good showings.
New York, Jnly 20.—A speoial to
the Herald from Washington says:
Secretary Hay has called upon the
Nicaraguan government to rcluud to
tho American merchants the amount
■which they were illegally compelled
tj pay for port and other dutieB durinR
the recent revolution at Bluefields.
Several American merchants were
made to pay these duties twice because
oflioers representing the revolutionists
and the Nicaraguan government were
in control of different poits at the
Bume time.
As a result of careful investigation
tho state department has now requested
Nicaragua to refund to the merchants
tbe amounts illegally colleoted by irresponsible officials. Tbe 6tate department has fully met tbe charges made
by Nicaragua that American merchants
were involved iu tbe revolution inaugurated to overthrow the government
by showing that although some Americans may hove been in sympathy with
Ihe revolutionists, !hey did uot take
au active part. It is the expectation
of oflioials that Nicaragua will now refund the overpayments without further  protests.
Borlin, July 20.—The National
Zeitung publishes an article containing information as to the proceedings
ot tbe commission appointed to consider and decide upon rhe Samoan question in which it soya : "The English
have wanted tc establish a force of 800
men, under English command to
maintain order. The commission was
unable to agree to tbe proposition bnt
consented to establibh a p°ace force
of HlOO men, drawn equally from two
native parties under command of their
officers not concerned in recent events.
In accordance with this agreement an
English and German lieutenant will
each have charge of 500 men under sn-
perintentderco of an American captain.
Albany, July 20.—Engineer Geo. W.
Rafter, in charge of tbe survey for the
proposed ship canal from tho Great
Lukes to the Atlantic Ocean, has completed his preliminary work and drawn
his report. The project is to cut a
canal, HO feet deep and 840 feet wide,
from Lake Erie to Lake Ontraio,
around Niagara Falls, leaving Lake
Ontario at Oswego, through the Oswego River to Oneida Lake, theuoe
through the Mohawk to the Hudson
River. A single lojk will be a thousand feet long with walls over fifty
feet high. The greatest problem has
been to find storage for water to feed
this great canal ou its varions levels
and vot not injure the water anpply of
manufacturing concerns now using
various rivers. Mr. Rafter's plans
show a great dam at Carthage on the
Blaok River in Jefferson county. From
this place Mr. Rafter has planned a
onnal DO miles long, ns wide as the
Erie, to the proposed ship canal just
west ot Rome, and on the way down
he bas Dimmed n reservoir in the Salmon River. The commission's work
also includes a similar survey for a
canal of the same character, leaving
ihe St. Lawrence River nt the head of
the Cotean Rapids, aud thence into and
through Lake Champluiu.
Fort de France, Island of Martinique, Jnly 20.—General Ulysses
Honrrenx, president of the Dominiau
Repuiilio was assassinated at Mocoa
at half past 4 o'clock this afternoon.
The name of the murderer is Ramon
Caaeras. He succeeded in making his
escape bnt an energetio pursuit was
at once begun, and it is probable tbat
he will soon be oaptored. Vioe-Presi-
dent General Fignero immediately assumed the direction of affairs. Tbe
remains of the president will probably
be taken to San Domingo for foueral
Paris, July 20.—The depression in
Rentes, whioh declined nearly a quarter of a point today, is attributed solely
to the action of the ministry yeBterday
in the oaso of General de Negrier, by
which M.Waldeck Rousseau, the prime
minister and General, the Minimis de
Gollifot, the Minister of War, gave
new proofs ot their energy in dealing
wiih all elements of trouble. General
de Negrier is acknowledged to be one
of the best French generals and as
inspeotor-geiieral of four army corps
and a member of the superior comicil
of war, enjoyed the confidence of his
fellow officers and the pnblic.
French Rentes are equivalent to
English Consola or to put it simpler
are loauB made on the security of the
French Republic A decline of one-
quarter of a point is not n serious con-
sequeuce but has evidently attracted
the. englo eye of His genius who inspires the press telegrams.
Were it not for advances and declines
is British Consols, half the legitimate
business on the London Stock Exchange
would diminish.
Kingston, Jamaica, July 20,—Relative to the protests of Louisiana and
Oalifornia against the ratification ot
the West Indian reciprocity treaty,,
the Jamacian press cordially wishes
them success. The Gleaner explains
that under the present conditious Europe offers a better market than the
United States and that therefore American reciprocity is in no favor in Jamaica. "On the contrary, " the Gleaner
adds: "The Senate will help us by
tbrowiug ont the treaty and thus raise
more revenne, whilst in suoh an event
there could be no retaliation."
Milwaukee, Wis., July 26.—Tbe
Theatrical Mechanical Associiation of
the United States and Canada is in
session here, W.J. Fnilongnf Montreal
was eleoted a member of tbe grievance
comimttee and B. Raymond of Toronto, was eleoted Grand Tiler. Next convention takes place in Philadelphia.
A   Canadian   ia   Seriously     Injured,
in tbe Mix-up.
New York, Jnly 20.—Twenty persons were injured,two of them perhaps
fatally, in a riot at Coney Island, early
this morning. Two men aooidently
jostling each otber provoked tbe trouble.   Tbe participants iu the riot were
members of a party of Brooklyn and
Coney Island railway employees who
were picnioing at the-Isl nd, and a
■number of race track men from Brighton Beach. John White, aged 23, of
Hamilton, Out., is among those seriously injured.
Washington. July 25.—Tbo War Department, is iu receipt of u brief report from Oaptain Aberorombie commanding the Copper River expedition
to the effect that two pack trains and
a small herd of cattle passed o\er the
Trans Alaskan military road through
the Coast Range of mountains from
Port Valdcs iuto the Copper River
Valley, en route to tbe 40 Mile
The   Spars    and   Racing   Gear    Are
New York, July 20. —Agent Coverly,
of the Anchor Liue, today staled that
tbe spars and racing gear of Ihe Sham-
rook, bad been placed aboard the Fnr-
nesin, which sails from Glasgow on
August 3, and is due in New York on
August 13. The same will be guarded
day and night by trusted watchmen
to prevent mischievous persons from
tampering with them.
Desperate   Riot   iu   a    Posen   Workhouse.
Berliu, July 20.—At the workhouse
at Schriunu, in tho Province of Posen,
on Friday last, nearly 400 inmates
most of them Poles, attacked the attendants nnd overseers with knives
and clubs. The police were summoned and were attacked by the rioters
and obliged to use their weapons iu
self defence. Several of the rioters
were seriously wounded, but finally
the ringleaders were arrested and order
was rrstored.
Eueuoi Ayris, Jnly 20 —A mi eting
of 40.0UO workmen and employes hail
todav sent n pelition to Congress in
favor of protection of nntional industries. President Rnca replied that
Argentine could follow neither protection nor free trade but would adopt
rational equitable protection without
hurting other interests.
Toronto, Ont., Jnly 20.— The Globe
oable s«.yfl: Mr. Tartu is making excellent progress after the operation.
He intenris shortly to visit and inspect
pnblic works at Antwerp and Hamburg.
Mr. P. Griddle of Turner. Beeton &
Co., returned to Nelson today from a
trip to tbe St. Mary's country.
Mr. Bovill a director of the Hall
Mines Ld., is staying in Nelson. He
is a first rate amateur billiard player.
At one time be was secietary to sir
Joseph Trutcli.
Mr. Mnrphy, the new mining recorder at Kuskauook, is making himself
a warm favorita among the prospectors
of tbe district, his courteous and genial manner  making many firends.
Yesterday the International Lumber
Co. at Bediington, having completed
all orders for lumber for bridges for
Porter Bros, on tbe Nelson Bediington Railway, paid off its men aud
dosed down.
Old timers of the Kooteuay will be
glad to hear that Charles Rykert, the
custom bouse officer at the line, is iu
real good form and hopes soon to pay
a visit to Nelsou and Rosslaud to look
np old friends.
Mr. J. Boss of Spokane, who has
been staying at the Phair for tbe last
few days is said to have once bonded
the War Eagle, Le Roi and in faot all
the claims on Red Mountain for $40,-
000. The deal fell through owing to li
question of $500 cash payment.
* P. J. Hiokey, one of Saudon's big
mining men, arrived at the Phair
last night. Iu conversation with a
Miner reuorter Mr. Hiokey said that
he bad 10 men at work on tho Ivnnhoe
and if it had not beeu for tbe Eight-
Hour law he would have 80 on his
The Gas Company ran amuck with
the Clnb Hotel ytsterday. A shot was
fired in the excavation mar to the hotel windows which resulted in several
pieoeB of rock bein.! hntled thiougb
the same. Beyond a little excitement
caused among the inmates no damage
was done,
.1. H. Rice, contract agent for the
Walter L. Main circus was in town
yesterday and male arrangements for
the appearance of the big oircus here
on August 7, when performances will
be given both afternoon nnd evening.
Winnipeg papers, where the show has
just been, speak in glowing terms
ot it.
Hali Adlai, variously described as
the "Terrible Turk," "The Saltan's
Favorite,' "Tbe Sultan's Lion" aud
other equally ferocious termB will be
in NelBon ou Saturday uud will wrestle all comers. Any .nan who goes up
against him will receive one dollar tor
every.muiuute he stands up. An interesting wrestling carnival is being
arranged for Saturday night, It will
be held in tbe   Opera   House.
Mr. W.C. Ynwkey and son arrived in
Nelson last night. Mr. Ynwkey is one
of the principal stook holders in tbe
Minnesotn Silver Co. Some years ago
he wns in Nelson and invested largely
in Slocan mines, He owned a considerable intere-t in the Idaho mine at
one time. While here the MessrB.
Yawkey had a conference with Mr. P.
J. Hickey, manager of the Minnesota
Silver Oompany. The cempany owns
tbe Ivanhoe and it has been decided lo
build a tramway and concentiator at
this promising propertv. The Messrs.
Yawkey aro  interested  in    the  Sun-
, shine   Mining Company   and   Beveral
I other Slocan concerns.
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Ward and Silica Sts. Sundays: Holy Communion 8 a. in.; and on the 1st and 3rd Sundays
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Sunday School'2,30 p.m.; Evensong 7.80. Daily:
Mattins at 9.80 a. m. Thursdays and Saint's
Days: Holy Communion 10 a. m. Fridays:
Evensong 7.30 p. m., followed by choir practice. H. S. Akehurst, Hector. Fred Irvine,
Geo. Johnstone, Wardens.
Prrsbytkrian CiiuucH—Services at 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew,
Methodist Chuiich—Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets. Services at 11 a.m. and 7,30
p. m. ; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock: Epworth
League C, E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Kev. John
Robson, Pastor.
Catholic Church: -Mass at NelBon, first
and third Sunday at Sand 10.00a.m.; Benedic
tion at 7.30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland
Baptist Church — Services morning and
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet
ing Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. the B. Y
P. U. Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Htrangen
cordially welcomed.   Rev, C. W. Rose, Pastor
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at 8 o'clock in bun-ai-cks on Victoria atree
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On every " Slater Shoe ", put there by the
makers as a guarantee of wear value — a protection against extortionate profits.
Many men would readily pay more for a
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General Agent Cor Kootenav & Baker Sts NELSON WEEKLY MINER,   FRIDAY, JULY s8, 1899
Ymir. July 27.—(Special)—I br.ve
just received a copv of the prospectus
of tbe Rosslaud-Ymir Gold Mining
and Milling Company, Limited. This
coiiipniiv has been incorporated at
1600,000 in 2,000,000 shares of 535 cents
each of which 1,000,000 shares are set
audi* to be sold to develop tbe Coin-
puiy's property. Tbe officers are as
oelow ; W. G. White, London, Eug.,
nbairman; J. E. Sauoier, Rosslaud,
Vice-chairman ; J. A. Turner, Nelson,
Koss Thompson, Kossland, and E. N
Ouimette, KosBland. The consulting
engineer is A. M. Bouillon, M. E.,
with Eugene (Jroteau, of Ymir, superintendent. The head oflioe of the company is at Kossland.
The property consists of five olaims
and are located oue and one-half mil™
south imst of the town of Ymir, on
Jubilee Mountain. The property has
been surveyed aud application made
for a Grown Grart. Professor J. G.
Garvin, M. E., who reported on the
property, speaks as follows: The
country rock consists of slate, schists
aud diorite. Most of the development
work has been done on tbe Bruce Vbin,
whioh is large and well defined. There
are two open outs and one shaft. The
first out is rive feet deep, exposing a
very promising ledge of quartz, iron
pyrites and galena, seven and a half
feet between walls. Tbe vein is not
frozen but tbere is a parting of oxides
between the walls and vein. The two
open cuts are about To feet apart from
each other, and 150 feet north east
there is a shaft 10 feet deep sunk on
tbe vein. This shaft is sunk on niiu-
eral. The vein runs N. E, and S. W.
and has a vertical dip. Assays range
from $14.85, 13.0, $16.H0 up to $18 14.
The property is well thought of hero in
Ymir and as work is to be commenced
immediately there is no doubt, with
the present showing which they have,
that good and paying mineral will
soon be encountered.
It is understood tbat the Second Relief mine has been sold to Gooderham-
Blaokstook of Toronto. This property
bas been developed by Messrs. Finch
& Campbell of Spokane, and is now in
a position to ship regularly. During
the nast winter considerable ore was
shipped whioh averagea $770, tbe principal values running in gold. The
property has been shut down for the
past two months, pending negotiations for the purchase, xhe consideration is withheld. It is tbo intention
of the new owners to work this property on an extensive scale.
Messrs. Foote & Strong located on
the' 1st of July the Belvidtre & Rock-
ford mineral olai,n situated at the
head of the third south fork of Porcupine oreek. This property is about
one mile south of the Big Path mineral claim. Already the owners have
made an open ont on the ledge 12x14x8
feet. The ledge is 16 feet in width
and the quartz oarries galena, copper
and iron. They are taking out two
paok horses with supplies and intend
to do considerable work on the property
as the showing is an exceedingly riob
*   »   *
A correspondent writes tbe Miner:
"I venture to give you an interesting
faot which should give a very fair idea
of tbe working capabilities of the
smelter men and prove of interest to
many. Something like 10 months ago
fonr men, one a Swede, one a Welshmen, one a Canadian and one an
Englishman, invested in fonr olaims
and after hard work rapidly developed
them ; nutil now each has taken out a
lump of maiden ore showing a weight
of olose on seven pounds, with a fervent hope of further profit from the
same claim. This speaks for itself aud
I can verity the statement at any time
so required.''
* *   *
' Mr. Oirkel, a Gorman mining engi-
neer.who represents Mr. J. B. McLaren (tbe owner ot the "only obeese
that, eto") arrived in Nelson yesterday en route to the Simalkameen district. Mr.Cirkel bas been visiting the
Humboldt olaims near Crawford oreek.
He expressed himself as very pleased
with the property bnt hud no partiou-
larB for publication except that development work was being pushed rapidly
ahead there. He considers that the
Silver Hill is a very promising property und will probably exceed the expectations of its owners.
* *   *
New York July 27.—Lead, ster.dy ;
brokers, $4.35; exchange, $4.55 to
Oopper, quiet; brokers', $18.60; ex-
obunge, $18.60.
Tin, unsettled; Straits, $81.75 to
$82.2. Plates, s eady. Spelter, easy;
domestic $6.20.
* *   *
Gold and Copper, Double Eagle
and Neptune—T O Skatbo to Olaf
Lund, on 49-ck.
Summit. Buckhorn and B   &   M—W
A Galliher   to   Summit-Vinir   Miniurf
Co., on Wild Horse ok.
July 26—
Otago,   Ja'—G    Holbrook  to  Emily
Field, ou Salmon Summit.
*   *   *
July 21—
Wallace—On Ben Hassen mountain
by E Langley.
Anna—On l!)-ck, hy J. H. Chipmiui.
July 22—
Olrde—On Wolf ok, by D Dougherty
and R. Elliott.
Horse Fly-On Wolf ck, hy R. Elliot, D Dougerty, P Fitzgerald and Minnie Sumpf.
Geneva—On 49-ck by G. C. Rack-
Pilgrim—On   Bird ck  by M Egun.
Dolly Varden—On Bird ck, hy J
Pat-On Wolf ck,   hy   F O Bnen.
July 24—
Alma—Near Hall Siding, by O Anderson.
Hard Lu.ik-On 4!lck, hy T Powell
and J K Buxter.
Keno—On Hall ck, by S Doyle and
O Stelling.
Keno Fraction—Same same.
Blue Grouse—On 5-Milo ck, hy J A
Madge—On Morning mountain, by
E Glasford.
N F B—On 49-ck, same.
July 25—
Merriniac—On Hidden ck, by F Al-
Lost Cabin—On Stowart ck, by J.
Laird and B. Mclsuno.
Anaconda—Near Hall Siding, Ly
T Livingston and G Welsh.
Big One—On Wild Horse ck, by J.
Hughes and J Petre.
Republic—Same, by E Warner. Copper King—On Nine Mile ok, hy R
Golden Lilly—On 49-ck—by L Gallagher.
Azilda—On 5-Mile cb, by N St Denis
and A Gascon.
Holmesville—Near   Brooklyn,  by   3
Maguey and A Tin-dill'.
Mermaid—Same, by J Maguey.
July 26.—
Lake View—On Arrow Lakes, by
X" Le Beau.
Oroous—On  Wild  Horse   ck,   by C
Jnly 27-
Orystal—On Rover ok, by H Brown.
St Andrew on Wild Horse ok, by P
Bonnie—Ou Hall ck, hy H. Price.
July 21—
Eureka—Execution issued against
Swerdfeger's interest in same by Ma-
lone and Tragi lias.
Monntain King and Jumbo, ■.; —A.
Johnson to A Oraddook, $11, on Mo-
Phee ok.
Crested Butte, \—W Bonner to Martha Oolins, on Porcupine ck.
Joplin—A Bellamy   to   Mrs A Tiini-
byln, $100, on Wild Horse mountain.
July 32-
Monitor—S Olsen and C Holm to P
Johnson, on Hall ck.
Combination, ^—W Keeoh to; J A
Turner, on Hall ok
HomeBtake—E Oole to J A Turner,
on Hall ok.
Jnly 24—
Cracker, %—G Dixon to J Weir, L
Harting and J Rowel I, on Rover ok.
Jessie, «—J F Weir to L Harting, J
Rowell and G Dixon,   on   Rover  ck
Dixie, Ji—L Harting to J Weir, J
Rowell and G Dixon, on Rover ck.
Emma G, %.—J Rowell to J Weir,
G Dixon and L Harting, on Rover ok.
July 25—
Examiner, K~H Skoming to J Mo-
Furlune, $30, on uorth fork Salmon
White Eagle—J Saulter to W Beamish, near 6-Mile ck.
Nashville, Charleston and Westminster—J Stuart to the Molly Gibson
Mug. Co.    on Kokanee oreek.
Little Duke—O T Sherbart to the
same oompany, $1000, on Kokanee  ok.
Formerly Such Combinations Were  Illegal—Now Authorized by Statues
When the history of the nineteenth
oentury is written the most interesting
subject in the sooial economics of that
period will be tho straggle between
the capitalists and the workei, tbe
employer and the employee. It will indeed, like the decay of feudalism, the
leformatiun, tbe death of absolute
monarchy, be one of the landmarks in
the history of the English speaking
races. Increase of population, increase
o f [labor-saving mechanical coni'riv-
ances, increase of education, inert-use
of colonisation have altered the old regime. "Tho olri order changeth, yielding place to new." The nineteenth
oentury has witnessed a silent but
deep-rooted labor revolution and undoubtedly those powerful organisations, known ns trade unions, h.ive
played an important part in that resolution.
It has been contended, and possibly
with some reason, that the present uneasiness in the mining industry in
British Colnmbia has been oauBect in
great measure by tbe interference of,
and pressure brought to bear by the
Miners' Union upon the Government;
on tbe other hand it is said that recent-
legislation is but the outcome of the
will of tbe majority ot the people aud
as such should be submitted to by the
minority as inevitable.
It is idle to consider for a moment
the contention which finds vent in a
few democratic! journals that there is
no disatiefaction extant at the present
moment. The fact is too patent to
the eyes of both employers and employed and we cannot possibly blind ourselves to troublos whioh nffeel; the
principal industry of the Province,even
if we believe that, by a deuial in print
of existing facts, we may, ou tbe principle that the "end justifies the
means," dispel the uneasiness of a
few non-resident investors.
With the very best intentions it is
difficult to escape a suspicion of partiality in writing on such a mailer as
this. But it has occurred to the -writer
that while there are many opponents
as wii«l as champions of the Miners'
Union in Nelson, there mity be n few
here wbn havo not any knowledge at
all of the history of the grow th of
Trade Unions in England during tbe
Nineteenth century. And it is jnst
possible that a short sketch of the rise
of these great organisations may enable both partisans nnd foes to
take a broadei'view of Trade Unions
in general.
By tbe common law of England all
ootubinutiODfi for regulating the relations between masters and men or for
imposing restrictive conditions nn the
conduct of any industry or business
were, with -viry few and unimportnnt
exceptions, illegal. Mark the word,
combination. It was the combining
that constituted the unlawful aat, and
those who were found guilty of so
combining were subjected to fines and
imprisonment. It mattnred not
whethtr employers or ouiployeos were
the guilty narties, the law wus, in
that respect, no respecter of persons.
It was immaterial if the end the men
had in view was to determine the rate
of wages or to limit the amount of
work; whether the means was the sirn-
ulfaneous withdrawal from employment, the endeavoring to prevent
others resuming or taking employment
or the attempting to coutrol masters
in tbe management of trade and commerce; a combination formed to
e'i'tct these ends was a orimiuul conspiracy.
From the reign of Edward I, to
George IV, the common law was en-
forced and enlarged by as ninny as 86
diffeient statutes all designed, more or
less, in prevent, the organisation of labor. Towards the end of the last century the rise ot manufacturing systems
and the consequent revolntion in in- j
dustrial arrangements caused a vast extension in the number of laborers. I
Secret societies among workmen were
numerous and active, so much so that
in tbe 40h year of the reign of George
III, a stringent statute was passed
which subjected all persons convicted
of combining to advance wages, or decrease the quantity of work, or to
effect and coutrol manufacturers or
traders.to three weeks' imprisonment.
iu 1824, owing to the discouteut and
disorder which followed tho invent ion
of steam aud improved mechanical
appliances, a select committee of the
House ot Ooiiimons wns appointed to
enquire into the origin of the trouble. This committee found that the
present laws, prohibiting combina
tious among tbe workmen,bad not only
beeu inefficient but tended to prorince
mutual irritation and distrust. The
following extract from the committee's report would, to some, seem singularly adapted to the present state of
affairs iu this Province.
"Masters nnd workmen should be
frood from snob restrictions as regards
the rate of wages and hours of working, and lio left at perfect liberty to
make such agreements as they mutually think proper."
■ The offending statutes were accordingly repealed hy an amending statute
which was viewed with disfavor by
the Tory party and described by one of
thoir leaders d think it, was the Duke
of Wellington) as "uiieonvenient, for
midiiHo and alarming "
Another committee was then formed
and the old statutes wore re-enacted
with certain modifications,
This state of affairB continued up to
1869 when the Manchester and Sheffield
outrages called for a Royal Commission which finally ended in tho Trade
Union Acts of 1871 and 1876. The gist of
these statutes is that people can lawfully combine to do what, as private
individuals, it would not be unlawful
for them to do. In certain respects
the new aots placed Trade Unions tin
the same footing as friendly scoieties,
permitting them to enjoy all the privileges, advantages and facilities which
those associations possess hut at the
same time enforcing compliance with
the same conditions as to registration
Such in brief is the history in England of the rise of Trade Unions. It
may not came amiss to conclude with
a short summary of the constitution
and objects of Trade Unions in Eng
land at the present day, for they form
the hasis.of Trade Unions in this country.
The organization of each union is
much the same. It is governed by a
general committee or executive council established in some large town
which is the centre of its particular
industry. Each branch has a sepaiate
Government for special purposes, but
for general pnrpooes all branches are
under tbe coin maud of tbe general committee or executive oounoih The rev
enue for general purposes is derived
from admission fees, subscriptions and
fines for neglect of duty or breaches
of regulations and rules. For extraordinary purposes, such as strikes,
furds are obtained by levies.
Terms of admission vary considerably in the difforeut Unions, a specified ago and period of service sometimes being required
The objects of a Unhm t.re twofold.
In the first place it is a friendly or
benefit society, giving relief to members who, owing to sickness, or accident, are unable to work. Sometimes
superanuation allowances aro given and
invariably provision is made for funeral expenses. In the second place a
Union is n trade soaiety or guild. In
this capaoity its objects are to
place the workman on nn equality
with his employers iu the disposition of
labor, to increase wages, to diminish
the hours of labor and to bring about
an equal distribution of work.
The methods by whioh thes6 objects
are attained are direct and indirect.
The diroct method is by strikes, the
indirect by limiting the number of
wontmen in any particular tratio and
discountenancing or repressing competition. A union as a rule resents the
common employment of union and
non-union men but this has invariably
caused friction with employers.
What I have written concerning
trade unions has been gathered from
personal experience of the Engineers'
nnd Miners' (coal) Unions in England.
I have en'Inavored to give the bare facts
leaving comment tn those who may
care to read those lines.       W. F. B.
« miu ii ins or inritovEMEvr.
Philadelphia, July 27.—The fever of
striking, which seems to have taken possesion of telegraph messengers in various cities, reached here today when
approximately nearly 200 out of a total
of 1500 employed by tho different telegraph companies struck for higher
wages. They now receive two cents a
mos age and the night shift 50 cents a
night. Iu addition no payment is ninde
on messages undelivered. The hoys
want to be paid for the latter and
demand three cents a message and
four cents for night work.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.
M. meets second Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.
G. L. Lknnox, Scorotary,
I. O. o. F.    Kootenay Lodgo
No. 16, meets every Monday night,
nt   their   Hnll,   Kootenay sfeet
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordi-Uly invltod.
K C Arthur, N. G.   John Vanstono, V. G.
Fred J Squires, Socy
%       NBLSON'S   QUEEN    NO.   211
1   SONS    OF    ENGLAND,   meets
eaoli month at K. of P, hall, Mac-
III   Donald Block, cor.   Vernon  and
J5&&   JoHfiphinostrcotH,   Visiting brethren cordia ly invited.
John Watson. Secretary.
OUHT ICOO TKNAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 modi
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in the
K of P Hall.   F W 8wanell, C. D. 8. O, It.; J R
Green, C.R.: J. Fur visa. Secy.
NKLSON L.O.L. No. 1A92 meet?in tho Mac
Donald block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invited,
John Tove. W. M.; F. J. JJradlcy, H. S.
Situate in the Nklkon Mii:in« Division ok
West Kootknay District.—Where Lo- I
catei*:—On SOUTH SLOPE ok Golden Kino
Mountain   and   East Sloi*k  ok Toad [
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. C. Green or Nel-1
hod, rs agent for the Falls View Gold and i
Silver Mi ting Company* Free Minei'u Certifi- I
cute No. 11 lt.siii, intend, sixty days from the :
date hereof, to apply to thu Mining Recorder!
i lor a Certificate of improvements* for the pur-
pose ot obtaining a Grown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action, under
section 87. must, he commenced before the is-1
HuanctMti curli Cunltle-ileof Inip-ov t:i nt .
!)7u i-  I'.tituK.N,       |
Dated this twelfth day of June, i89d.
UAWAJ&U£jU£££*i £££££££££££££££££**£££££££££££££**
Famous English Tobaccos
Situate in AlNSWOBTH Mining Division of
West Kootknay DISTRICT,—Where Lo-
oatbd;—On Khao Cheek near waogon
road, about four milks  from   alns-
aiAKK NOTICE that I, John Hir ch, an
Ogent for Robert Ira Kirk wood
Free fillner's Certificate No. <o*Ja, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the Alining Recorder for a Certificate ol lm
provements. for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of tho above Claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 87( must bo commenced before the in-
suance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated thin uthdaynf August, 1808.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Divi
StON OF \V*KST Kootknay DlBTRiOT—
Where Looatbd:--On North fork of
Bpbinobr Creek, about fivu miles east
ok Slouan City.
FTPAKE NOTICE that I, John Htrsob, ns
X agent for R. C. CampbeU-Johnston,
Free Miner's Certificate No. ujtua.
intend, sixty days fmm tho date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And iurlher take notice that action under
section 37, must bo commenced before tbo issuance of suoh Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this [6th day of September, 1S98.
Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok
West Kootenay District. Whkre Located:—On south bank or Kootenay
Liver, and adjacent to the Royal Can-
dian GllOU!'.
TAKE NOTICE thnt I, John Hindi, as
[tgout for tbe Maple Leaf Mining and hevelop-
tin.ui Company, k. M, 0, No. 10750a. intend sixty
(lays from the dale hereof, to apply to the
Minim* Recorder for a certificate ot improvements, for the purposo of obtaining a Crown
grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be taken before the issuance
of such ccrtilicate of improvements.
Dated this 1th day of May, LEW.
Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok
West Kootknay District.—Where Located:—On Toad Mountain northly
krom the Silver King Mine.
rpAKE NOTICE that I, F. C. Green of Nel-
X. son, as agent for A. H. Kelly, F. M. C.
No. 21,836 ;A. H. Buchanan, F. M. C. No.b 11,263,
Bruce Craddoek, F. M. C. No 33,722a; R. S. L,en
Die, F. M.C. No, 21,976aand M. R. Orison], f.
M. C. No. 21,71*9, intend, Bitty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate oi Improvements, for the pur
pose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action, undrr
section 37, must be commenced before tho issuance of such Certificate of Improvements,
071 F. C. GREEN, P. LJ S.
Dated this nh day of July; 1899.
Situate in the Nelson Mining Division in
the District ok West Kootknay. —
WHERE Located:—On THE East Side ok
Eagle Creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Archio Mainwaring-
Joluv.on, acting as agent for tho Duncan
Mines, Limited, (foreign,) Free Miner's Certificate No. B 11,4!)!), intend sixty days from the
date hereof, i,o apply to tho Mining Rocorder
for Certificates of Improvements, for tho purposo of obtaining Crown Grants of the above
And further take notice thu.- action, under
scctien 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Uth day of July, 18ra.
.NELSON   LODGE No. ?*, K. of   p.
JunoetS in I.O.O.F. hall, McDonald block
'Jp :very   Tuesday  evening at  8 o'clock
"/All vis'ting knights cordially invited
Ch as French, C. C.
(820) Geo. Ross K. of R. and S.
Situate in the Nelson Mining Division in
THE   District   ok   West   Kootenay.—
Where Located:—Between* Eagle and
Forty-nine Greek.
FTlAKK NOTICE that I, Archie Mainwaring-
JL John-ou, acting us agent for the Duncan
Mines. Limited, (foreign.) Free Miner's Ceititt-
cato No. B 11,I'M, intend, sixLy days from the
date hereof, to apply to tho Mining Recorder
for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the is
suance of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated thissixthday of July, 1899.
Zinc silver-lead ores. Kindly sond sample
and quantities available to W. Pellew-Harvey
Assay office, Vancouver, B. C. 972.
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
NELSON LO] lOK.NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meets
every Thumb;' In tlio I.O.O.F, hall. G O
Williams, M/W.I W S Smith, Reo.-Seo.; J. J.
Ilrlncoll. Financier; F. J Squire. Kocclrcr, and
P. M. W1.
A KirslCliiBS Salesman wanleil fo represent un in Nelson, B. C. and vicinity
for the siile of bardy Fruit Trees, Oina-
me tal 'J'reen and Shrubs. Over Kut)
acres under cultivation, We grow var-
ielies of stock especially adapted to
British Columbia, All stock Ruamnteeil
fiee from blemish of any kind, nnd accompanied liy Government certified!e
of inspection.    Write for terms to the
CAPSTAN (Navy Cut)
Wnwwvyyvwwyw ^
Kirkpatrick & Wilson's.
P o, Box K & w Telephone 10 Baker Street
Telephone or Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
All  Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson, <:
General Manager vti-m   <«zrn\.T    D   n
S. S. Fowler, E. M., INbLSUIN,   t>. tv.
Mining Engineer J m
Or perhaps they  were  not shot.    At  any rate  the game was
killed ; and we have it—freshly canned—in all styles.
If you are going for an outing, call on us.    We will sell you the
Basket and fill it with dainties.
A shipment of Christie's Fancy Biscuits arriving.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   ....   $2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
Head Office: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Uenetal Banking Business 'ransactcd; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the in   -t favorable terms.   Interest allowed un special
depositj ind on Saving Bank accounts.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Markets in Rousland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Order* by nail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
LAMBERT & BUTLER,  London, Eng.
To be had at all Tobacco Stores in Town.
Turner Beeton & Co.


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