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 V  Published Weekly in the Interests of the Boundary Creek Mining District  V6u,VII.  -.���fir       - ���  GREENWOOD, B.-CM SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1900.  198  No. 35.  Head Ofliee and "Works at  Branch Office and Works at  TRAII,, B.C.  6  MACHINERY  xifty'��!_ ^> 4- ^fr^^r*fi. -f- ���-�����- ��$�����#. <#> ,-$> ���#> -|3 4' -$�����-���$�� *%> ���!����$���- ��f> ���$> -f* ���$��� -^ *fc *f-> ��f* -f>  THE  (hlAC(t^ACHINE fe Limited,  ���Manufacturers o��  Air Compressors,- Roc Drills, Hoisting and Stationary Engines, Boilers,  Ore Trucks, Ore Cars, Ore Buckets; etc.  Agents for  ies Steam Pump Works,  ���<_��ur  Shops, at. Trail are .most  complete, consequently we  are in  a position  to handle  all  7 kinds of Repairs.   If you are troubled with your Drills freezing, or wish to  savemoneybtiyii-igVe-paii-s, then. .-USE}'-OURS. J. P. BYERS, Mgrr.,Trail. B.C  ^,uusuuuia!UiiuuiiuuuiJiiiiiiiiitutu��iiiiiiiiiuaajiiiiiaiiutwuujiuiiiiiiiitiUiuaiiiiiaiK  For Mine Wort  ��'���-  WE ARE PREPARED  To furnish Pumping. Machinery of various' types'fi>r  all Mining duties. Our long experience and up;to  date plant and .methods enable us to warrant our  Pumps uiiapproached for design, durability, compactness and general serviceable qualities.; We; wmld.be  pleased tdlfurhish; catalogue and estimates. -   ��� ���  '".V7''-7;'.7.:Cli|_flMT. ITg Go. Toitti&^-OiL  CUN"L,liFF ���;& AlilwENT,-Agoiits at Rossland.   .-  MACK-AY '&���WAliKEN, Ar-ciiIs at Vancouver.  W. SMITH, P. O. Box 146, Agent at Greenwood, B. C.  -::ammffii^^  #���*-  -MONTREAL, QUEBEC,-  MANUFACTURI5RS OF  9  -##  ���S*  1 Tnger$oll=$ergeant  _��___���__--* ^^jf ���' *-...���������    ��� ^i^. .���  ROCK DRILLS, STRAIGHT LINE  DUPLEX an<l CORLISS AIR 'COM-;  'PRESSORS 7:.^;>Ulr:  BOILERS, HOISTS, PUMPS, Etc. C0MPL^S^^MENTS . '.  STOCK CARRIED IN RQSSI/AND.  2=-   R. H. C. Ittclia! ly, Rossland, B. C  R. H�� KirkpatrieU, Greenwood, B. C.  ^iaiiUlUiUUiU44aiUiiiUiUiU44i4Mii^U^^^^^  Always oil  Hand at  Rossland Depot.  HOISTING  PLANTS  BUCKETS,    QARS,    ROPE.    SINKING AND STATION  PUMPS.   CHAIN, BLOCKS,   RAND   DRILLS   AND  compressors. p. R. MENDENHALL, Agent  McKINNEY  Martin Rehashes His Greenwood Speech.  VERY LITTLE ENTHUSIASM  He Harped Continual-./ on the Ei_rht-  Hour Law and 'His Critics.  Scores Cotton.  quietly fizzled, leaving the Hon. Joe  and his chairman to presumably put  the lights out.  PINE LINE OF.  Pipes, Cigars,  Tobaccos and Pouches.  JUST RECEIVED.  TH0MA5 & NEWC0MB  Coryell's^'-*.i*   of   Wellington   Camp  .^?r>r''    .$1.00.'.  :'-'--���  :D_jtr����lS,T,"   :. j^uMIDWAYs B. C  ...MINE AND STOCK BROKERS...  301-2 & 3 Feriiwell Block, Spokane,   Wash., U.  S.  We  "have  buyers  for Winnipeg-,    Brandon   and   Golden  Morrison,  Knob  Hill,    Reservation,   Mt.   Sion,   Jim  , Blaine, Princess Maud, Black Tail, Kvening* Star.  ���SEND YOUR STOCK TO US FOR CAREFUL ATTENTION  ..B^erKoettiiay  ���    '.;'' MISS K.'SWAXSON, ���  ...-���V ��� Froiirieteress.  Headquarters   for    Boundary   Mining*  ���-���'������ y    ... .Operators.  ROSSLAND,   : :  : :  B.  C.  LIMITED.  VANCOUVER, H. C., 733 Pender St   L UU  . .Also NELSON, B. C  7XZ  We are'-Maini facturers and direct Importers, and carry a large stock of Balances, Purtiaces, Fire  , Chemicals, aud air  H>n.y, Uattersea  V  Brann's Gasoline Furnaces and Gupel Machines.  Camp McKinkey May 9.���[Special  to The Times.]���The' Hon. Joseph  Martin held a. meeting here ou Saturday :,evenii_g in'the Sailor hall, Mr. R.  G. Sidley being in the chair.  The honorable gentleman gave hi  part a rehash of his Greenwood speech,  harping- continually on . the eight-hour  law 'and- tlie anti-mongolian question  in order to get a little enthusiasm out  of his. audience.'  He  coiiUMenced his ..speech - with' a  long.rigmarole of his troubles witli the  Hon. Carter-Cotton,(^v'ho, from a Martin point of view, must be  a very bad  man, in fact worse than  the Hon. Joe  himself���the   other  members   of   the  Semlin  government  being mere nonentities, uot even excepting Mr. Semlin','who it  appears should not have  been'; premier at  all.   It was Martin  himself who should have held that position,   hut    the    Hon,    Joe's    in ate  modesty, of wliich he appears to have  a large stock on hand, compelled  him  to.give way to  an   old   time resident  like Senilhi, who subsequently returned  this ;pnre  disinterestedness   with  the  basest ingratitude, by having the honorable gentleman ignominiously kicked  out of the government, though, doubtless,  the   bad   man,   Cotton, was the  "main, push," Semlin not  being competent.--He then determined- to "wreck"  the Semlin .government (from  subsequent  remarks the honorable   gentleman would appear to be an old hand at  this business) in  order to  accomplish  his object it was necessary to join the  Turner party, "not that  he loved Turner . more, but that  he   loved   Cotton  less."   By this time some of the audience began to show  signs of weariness, so lie gave them a touch of the  anti-Mongolian business, and then got  back   to   his  theme, telling   how   the  Semlinites began coquetting with the  Turnerites; evidently boding no good  for "our Joe."   This paved the way to  introduce   the    name   of   Mr.   James  Dunsmuir, the only man of the Turner  party who kept his promise, aud therefore a friend of the speaker's, who was  particularly given   that   way.     After  giving   the   eight-hour   law   another  rattle, to rouse the drooping spirits of  some of his   audience,, the honorable  gentleman ,_gpt,.on__tQjhe__go_veru_iiient.  railway farce.   His talk of borrowing  millions did not in the least astonish a  Camp McKinney audience, they would  borrow as  much   themselves   if  they  could get it, indeed several well known  mine  owners   present   consider   their  propertlesgood security for any amount  It was at this juncture that  the honorable   speaker was asked: "What   he  would take for his government ?" The  honorable gentleman then turned his  attention to   his opponents, whom he  described    as    a     heterogeneous   lot  without head or platform, this brought  him to his own  wonderful  platform,  with its twenty-two  planks,  to every  one of .which his  followers must bow.  The honorable gentleman  frequently  alluded to-his government, but beyond  stating that Mr.  Brown of Westmin-  minster had joined his cabinet, and alluding to Mr. Smith Curtis as .minister  of mines, he did not take his audience  into his confidence.   Not  a word as to  the fate of  Cory  Spencer Ryder,   the  younger,  or the gentleman  from thc  Fraser    river,-   George    Washington  Beebe.     Had   those   gentlemen   been  weighed in the scales and found wanting? Had they failed to  fall down and  worship the platform with the twenty-  two planks, which had been  set up by  the great  King  Joseph ? In  the  concluding remarks of the honorable gentleman, he  stated  he  had   no   man Tit-  present in   East Yale,  but  he  would  have one along pretty soon.    It did not  seem a matter of  much   moment.   All  the-candidates would   have to do would  be to implicitely  believe in  the Hon.  Joseph  Martin    and    his   twenty-two  planks.  ^fter a few questions ^touching a  jail and the establishment of a sub-  recording office in the camp, in which  connection one of the audience very  unkindly iiiiC-lted ? on the honorable  gentleman making his promise good  before    election    day,    the    audience  COLONEL OTTER REPLIES.  dyes the Government Some Food for Tfiouglil  on Press Dispatches.  Ottawa, May 10.���The militia department has received, a letter from  Lieutenant-Colonel Otter, commanding  the First contingent in South Africa,  regarding the charge that his reports  by cable do not appear to reach their  .destination either punctually or regularly and sometimes not at all. In  this connection Otter says he has never  missed reporting by cable any death  found or any other important movement of the Canadian regiment that  has   occurred   since   leaving  Canada  Respecting the list of casualties  arising from the action at Paardeberg  on February 18th, Otter says he cabled  a full list from Paardeberg on February 19th to Kimberley to be trans-  juitted from that point, but his message seems to have been delayed  through unforeseen circumstances or  by those over whom he has no control.  He says that many reports which  reached Canada through press correspondents are .unreliable, because the  correspondentsjwoif't wait until he is  able to furnishv^,P!eiii with reliable information, so eager are they-to furnish  their papers with news. He cites as an  instance the case of the reported miss-.  ing six. Canadians at Waterval on  February 15th, which was cabled to a  Montreal paper, and which ultimately  turned out to be false.  TO LOCATE THE WIARTON VEIN  Dr. A. W. S. Rothertnal, Mining Engineer, Believes He Can Uncover the Cariboo Vein  on the Wiarton, Its Extension���Good Showing on the Lemon Group���Rich Ore From  the Poland China Mine.  Camp McKinney, May 9.���[Special,  to"The���"Times.]���Our".. new hotel will  have its grand opening on Frida}r. .it  is fitted and furnished throughout regardless pf expense, and will be in  charge of first-class hotel men.  Dr. A. W. S. Rothermel, the famous  geologist and mining expert now visiting the camp, is getting down to business. It has leaked out that he has located the main Cariboo vein across the  Wiarton claim, and is iu .communication with the Spokane owners regarding it. The Wiarton is known as the  "greatestg-anible in British Columbia."  It adjoins the Cariboo property iu direct course of the vein. The Wiarton  company have practically exhausted  their resources in their endeavor to  cut the ledge. Dr. Rothermel wants  an interest in the property if he cuts  it, and nothing If he does not. Thc  man who first discovered gold in Lead-  ville has opened up the principal  mines in the Black Hills and else-  ���where,_kiiows���exactly_-what_he_is_doing_  and does it with a celerity and dispatch that astonishes old-timers.  Rothermel made a thorough inspection of the Lemon company's underground workings on its Gold Standard  claim. He was perfectly astounded at  the pay-chutes coming in at the second  level, 210 feet under Rock creek. His  instructions regarding future development on the Gold Standard will be  followed at once.  The Waterloo stamp mill is running  day and night, and Manager Graham  is being congratulated by mine-owners  here on his ability and energy in pushing the Waterloo to the front, despite  the combinations existing in certain  mining stock exchanges to "bear" the  stock.  The new townsite of Molson, eight  miles from here, on the American side,  is creating quite a stir. The Poland-  China mine, the principal property of  the Colville Reservation Syndicate,  the owners of the townsite, is a cracker-  jack. One thousand sacks of ore,  weighing 125 pounds each and averaging $52 to the ton in gold, are awaiting  shipment. The syndicate is a Mon  treal one and has acquired already  about 40 claims on the reservation.  The  timber hereabouts is alive with  prospectors doing annual  assessments  on  claims.    Lots   of   free-gold   speci-  Tttens are being brought into camp.  ���Rock creek is on the rampage. The  warm weather and heavy rains the  past, few days is bringing down the  sndjiv from the high mouti tahisi  PASTTHEZAND  The British Army Has at Last  Crossed the River.  MANY BRIEF WAR'ITEMS  The Raad Session Is Closed-Boers  Slowly Retreating to tlie  North.  London, May 10���10:25 a. ni.��� Lord  Roberts telegraphs to the war office  from Welgelg-.ii, under date May 9th,  as follows: "Pole-Carew's a.ul Tucker's  divisions, Hamilton's column of heavy  naval and Royal Garrison Artillery  guns and four brigades of cavalry,  marched here today. The enemy- hold  the opposite bank of the Sand river.  Tlieir strength will be ascertained tomorrow, when I hope to be able to  force apassage of the river."  Lord Roberts also reports to the war  ofliee as follows: "Cable Cart (headquarters at front), May L0���2:L0 p. in-.���  We are now across the Zand river.  The enemy are stiW holding- a strong  position, but we are gradually pushing  them back."  Thabanchu, May 9.���The Boers  have moved their headquarters in this  district from Ladybrand to CLocolon.  They occupy strong positions at Negate ling's Nek. The British,'including General Brabant, are scattered.,  .along a number of strategical points,  securing the country south of the line  from Winburg to Ladybrand.  ; Pretoria, May 9.���The request of  the government for perniis.j.ioti to sell  milling rights for prices which should  be approved, by the govenimcn t was  'rejected by .the Raad by a vote of 12 to  ?.    The session is closed.  London, May 10, 10:20  a.   m.���It is  officially announced: that  the  British  have crossed, the Zand river and  tliat  the Boers are being pushed back from ,  their strong positions,  ,   Maseru, May 10.���The Free Staters  are moving in small parlies, with their]  herds, from Ficksbii. .���._ l<> IV-ililel'im on  their way to MarrisiiiiUi or the Vaal.  London.   M.-iy- 10.���The   war  office  ha.".''received   a   <H-;p;i-._li   from   Lord.  Roberts, dated   ?,.n..f -tiver camp, May '  9th, saying:   "I  lu. ve received a most  cheery telegram   from   Bulen-Powell,  dated -April J.lth.'t *"  Phi'Toria, May 9.���President Kruger has received a telegram from a  burgeress, asking if the time has not  arrived for the formation of a corps of  woman, adding that she is prepared  with  a body of ,w_oiii en  vol un teers to  take upjarms  in  defense  of the independence of the Transvaal.  HIS HEADQUARTERS.  Lord Rotcrts Has Them In a Calle Cart >  Across the Zand.  London, May 20.���The crossing of  the Zand river by the British ifppears  to have been effected sooner than even  the most sanguine expected, and this  morning Lord Roberts' " temporary '  headquarters is established in a cable  cart on the north bank of the river.  The opposition shows that yesterday's  report of the abandonment of their -  position was unfounded. Thc advance force of Lord Roberts, consisting of 10,000 to 12,000 mounted men,  besides infantry, artillery and thc  naval contingent, appears to be sufficiently powerful to overwhelm any opposition the burghers may offer. Kven  though, as reported yesterday, they  have been reinforced by 3,000 men  from other commands and possess a  .score -of heavy guns, the experts believe thc opposition will not be prolonged more than shall be necessary  to remove thc guns and other impediments in the direction of Krooii-  stadt. Further reports from Lo-  rens-o Marques show-that the customs  authorities in addition to clothing and  shoes, refuse to clear corned bVf for  the Transvaal, holding Lt as contraband, i  RECENT R  TIONS.  The last provincial Gazette contains  the registration of the Athelstan Gold  and Copper Mining^company, capital  $20,000 iu one million shares of; five  cents each. The Standard ' Copper  company,' limited, capital S500,000 in  500,000 shares of SI each. Registered  office of the company is Greenwood.  :#  TWO APPOINTMENTS.  Provincial Officer McMynn informed  the Times this morning that sub-  recorders' offices had been opened at  Wcstoridge, atthe^niouth of the West  Fork of Kettle river, and at Vernon.  J. C. Harrison will be deputy recorder  at Westbridge, and Mining Recorder  J. G. Tunstall of the Vernon mining  division will be deputy at Vernon for  akiug records of claims in the upper  Kettle river district. THE GRIDBNWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  Vihz  UleeRly Cimes.  PUBLISHED BY  T1ic Greenwood Times Printing and Publishing  Company, Limited.  Duncan Koss '.'.'.  ...Editor.  SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1000,  THE CROWNING OUTRAGE).  Our special dispatch from Victoria  stating that J. C. Brown of New  Westminster was to have been sworn  in as minister of finance today to succeed Ryder, and thc rather well authenticated rumor that George Washington  Beebe is to be retired for a man that  has a better political standing show  conclusively that neither the lieutenant-governor nor Hon. Joseph Martin  has the slightest regard for const itu-  ti6n.il methods. It shows that in  order to form a government two men  were given offices although it was well  known that neither had any chance of  securing the approval of the electors.  The Dominion government insisted on  the council being tilled, and an early  appeal made to the electors. Beebe and  Ryder were then used as warming pans  for others who did not find it convenient to join the cabinet. As a  writer in the News-Advertiser very forcibly puts it: " The assent of three  parties will be necessary to the accomplishment of what is nothing more or  . less that an outrage on constitutional government and on  the people of British Columbia.  The first of these is no less a personage than the lieutenant-governor, who  would thereby tacitly admit that he  knew that these appointments were  merely shams, made to prevent inter  ference from Ottawa. The second party  to thc scheme is the premier, who by  his actions has placed the lieutenant-  governor in a position happily without  precedent in the history of Canada.  The third paities to the scandalous bargain will be the gentlemen who are to  take the places now occupied by Messrs.  Beebe and Ryder. The public will not  hesitate to regard the prospective ministers as participes criminis���for it is  nothing else. By acceptance of office  they will aid and abet a course which  is an outrage on the Constitution; a  scandal ou the Province; a fraud on the  Federal authorities; a deliberate violation of the rights of the electors. No  sophistries or Jesuitical arguments can  brush this aside. By aiding an unscrupulous premier to complete the  scheme laid out when he put two  dummies into office, they must be regarded by the public as just as culpable  as he is and to have as summary justice administered to them when the  opportunity comes at the polls. It is  hot surprising that under such circumstances we hear already of hesitancy  on the part of investors; of the commencement of enterprises���previously  arranged���being postponed until the  results of the elections are known."  THE PREFERENCE.  Speaking editorially of the government's preferential policy, the Montreal Witness says: " If the dominion  government steadily pursue their policy of increasing the imperial tariff  preference they will some day place  Canada on the basis upon which only,  Mr. Chamberlain says, a '.ollverein  for the yvhole empire might be established���that is, free trade between different parts of the empire. This was  what Sir Charles Tupper used to call  Chamberlain's offer of a preference to  Canada, and he used to denounce Sir  Wilfrid Laurier for his alleged rejection of it. Sir Wilfrid Laurier was not  prepared to abolish the Canadian tariff against the empire at ory. sweep in  order to encourage such a zollverein.  Is Sir Charles Tupper ready to do so?  jf he is, why is he now demanding a  modifiation of our imperial preferential tariff in the direction of protecting  manufacturers?"  EDITORIAL  NOTES.  If anybody but Rudyard Kipling had  written the story u with a number  three " now being published, and had  sent the manuscript to the literary editor of any first-class magazine or  newspaper, it would have taken that  gentleman less than five .Minutes to  have, consigned the whole business to  the waste paper basket. The sketch is  not even as good as the worst Kipling  had heretofore written which is about  as hard a thing as you can say about  it, and is not to be mentioned in the  same breath as those delightful short  stories of military life which really  made his reputation.  What a world of significance is contained in the following brief dispatch  sent to the Vancouver World from  Grand Forks: " The arrival here of R.  A. Dickson has apparently had a very  stimulating effect, drooping spirits  have been revived and many politicians  who hitherto have been neutral, or, to  say thc least, indifferent, have espoused the cause of the government."  IN THE SIMILKAMEEN  MANY     MINES     ARE     WORKING  On Account of Water the Sunset Is Temporarily Shut Down ��� Lost Horse Showing  Up Well���Good Ore Uncovered on the Copper  Cllff-Minlne News ln Central.  The latest development of the Sunset, although disappointing from the  fact that owing to breaking through a  slip the shaft made water so fast that  a temporary close down was necessary  until a new pump is installed is most  encouraging, says the Similkameen  Star. The last blast, at a depth of 190  feet broke into the richest body of ore  yet discovered iu the mine. The bot-  oin of the shart is literally covered  with rich copper, native, sulphide and  bornite, all being scattered thickly  through the rock making it a perfect  kaleidoscope of color. Superintendent  Lougheed left immediately for Grand  Forks to procure a large pump and expects to start work again in about ten  days. J. D;. Anderson, P. L. S., is  busy surveying the properties owned  by the Similkameen. Copper company  on Copper mountain.  TH13 LOST ,HORSE.  This mine is showinE^up new development which is promising. About  206 feet from the shaft the men are  busy stripping an outcrop which is rich  in carbonates and oxidized copper.  Secretary W. A. Campbell is at the  mine personally superintending the  work and is very enthusiastic over the  new strike.  THE COPPER CUFF.  Situated on Copper mountain, 2,000  feet below the Sunset and close to the  Similkameen river, is the Copper Cliff.  The development work, done by  Messrs. Aklous, Van Mills and Jackson, who own the property, has uncovered a very fine body of solid chal-  copyrite, which, judging from samples  left at the Star office, ought to assay  well.  KENNEDY  MOVNTAIN.  Kennedy mountain claims are looking well. On the Dewey and Red  Buck later developments arc proving  the' ore bodies to be richer and stronger  as depth is obtained.  Messrs. Burr and Jones have completed the assessment work on the Lela  and adjoining claims. A shaft 19 feet  deep on the Lela is in good mineral,  and with a little more depth indications  show that a good ore body will be  found.  ON'FKIDAY  CRKKK.  Messrs. Silverthome and Rogers are  doing good work' on the Muldoon claim.  The ledge is showing up strongly  mineralized rock, which is increasing  in value a."- depth is obtained.  A Fast Bicycle Rider.  Will often receive painful cuts,  sprains or bruises from accidents.  -Bucklen's-Arnic.a- Salve will- kilL.the  pain and heal the injury. It's the  cyclist's friend. Cures Chafing,  Chapped Hands, Sore Lips, Burns,  Ulcers and Piles. Cure guaranteed.  Only 25c. Try it. Sold by Miller  Bros.  | MINING ITEMS CONCENTRATED 1  #*>#��.###�����#��'�����*'.-J-}.-! ft. *-###��-#-��#<>���$.  Waterloo stock has. been in deinand  at figures around 1% to 5 cents. The  report contained in yesterday's Times  of the resumption of crushing has  again brought this mine into favorable  notice. Insiders at McKinney are buying extensively. The stock should advance materially.  On the Rambler, in Pass Creek  camp, the shaft is down 80 feet, 40 feet  of which is in ore. Crosscuts have  been run, showing thc ore body to be  25 feet in width. The ore is a good  grade, and unlike most properties in  that section of the country it gives  good values in gold as well as copper.  An average assay ot the ore runs 2 per  cent copper, 8 ounces in silver and $6  in gold, or about $16 per ton in all.  C. D. Rand of Spokane says in his  weekly report' of the stock market:  "We have recently had some news  from Camp McKinney, and putting it  briefly, it may be said that Cariboo is  reported to be looking better than  ever.- Waterloo is pronounced a first-  class property, but the management  can be greatly improved upon. The  Sailor Con. is well spoken of, as are  also the prospects for the future of the  Wiarton and Fontenoy. The information concerning the Minnehaha,  however, is of sucli a character that  we have decided to strike it from our  list."  Subscribe for the Daily Times.  Much Mining Development in  Progress.  MANY    BIG    PROPERTIES  Indications Are That This Section Will  Receive Much Attention This  Summer.  Mining up the West Fork of thc  Kettle river is in full swing. The  early spring has enabled prospectors  to get into that section, and within  the past two weeks development has  been resume.l on a number of properties. This season should see a large  amount of work done in that section,  which is spoken of in the highest  terms of praise. lj-atrick Kennedy, one  of the best known prospectors and a  pioneer of West Fork, arrived in th'e  city with A; D. McLeod. Both are  largely interested in that section.  From them the Times obtained the  following 'information regarding the  work being carried on:  Mr. Kennedy is the owner of the  Standard, Black Diamond, Rambler  fraction and Standard fraction claims,  to the south of the well-known Washington-Idaho group, near Beaverton.  During the past winter he has been  diligently opening, up this group,  mainly by surface crosscutting, which  has exposed the ledge for a distance of  3,000 feet.' The ledge, he says, will  average three feet eight inches of  quartz in width, frftin which a value of  $80 is not loo high an average. Of  this amount $72 is in gold and the balance in silver and lead. Two prospecting shafts have been sunk on the  ledge to a depth of 28 and 42 feet, respectively, and both are in ore that is  rich. Mr. Kennedy is half owner in  the group, and William Nelson of this  city and Gorman West of Beaverton  each own a quarter interest. Develop1  ment will be continuous all summer,  with three shifts.  A. D. McLeod, with Barrister J. P.  McLeod of this city, are the owners of  the City of Paris group, consisting of  the City of Paris, Stem winder. Wellington and Aspen claims. The property is being developed by a 180-foot  crosscut tunnel, whicli is already in  60 feet. The tunnel will tap the ledge  at an approximate depth of 200 feet.  The surface prospecting proved the  ledge to be a big one, measuring fully  ten feet in width, carrying arsenical  iron with gold and copper values. The  group is considered one of the best up  the West Fork.  Considerable free gold is b'eing encountered in the development of the  Highland Chief, one of the first locations in the Beaverton camp. ' It is  east of the Belle, and about one and  one-half miles from Beaverton. The  claim is owned by Ed. Maloney, Patrick Dermidy, George Ellis, J.TDoe and  Jack Harris. The preliminary work  was in the nature of surface exploration along the trend of the ledge. A  shaft has now been started, in which  manner the property will be developed.  Robert Wood of this city owns the  Sallyand Rob'Roy-claims,-which --he-  is making preparations to develop on  an extensive scale. He is now at the  property. A tunnel on the ledge has  been started which will be continued  in,   following the course of the vein.  On Boomerang creek is the W. S.  and Eagle group, owned by C. Scott  Galloway. The development, is also  by shaft, which has now reached a  depth of 10 feet. It will be continued  on down to the JOO-foot level before  any drifting is attempted, ' A double  shift is opening up the property.  South of the Washington-Idaho group  is the Bounty. On this claim J. P.  McLeod is expending a considerable  sum in development. There are dozens  of other claims on which work has  started, and when one takes into consideration the extensive development  being done ou the Carmi and Washington-Idaho groups, they can appreciate that the West Fork gives promise  of having a number of big producers.  DEVELOPING THE MAMMOTH/  Camp McKinney, May 3.���-[Special  to The Times],���The winze being sunk  from the tunnel level on the Mammoth  has reached a depth of 26 feet, and the  indications are that it is being sunk hi  the center of a rich pay-chute. The  ledge itself is said to measure fully 36  Inches between perpendicular walls.  The quartz is well mineralized throughout with sulphurets of iron, and in the  center galena is coming in pretty  freely, which is an excellent indication  of high values. Recent assays gave  the following returns: $32, $17 and $46  in gold. The Mammoth Gold Mining  company of Spokane owns the claim,  upon -which the work has been continuous for a number of months.  The Jenckes Machine company,  through their Boundary representative, R. P. Williams, has secured a  contract from  the Knob Hill aud Old  Ironsides Mining companies for a Rand  duplex compound condensing compressor, of 10-drill capacity, with drills,  mountings, etc.; two 80-horse-power  boilers, two 8x12 friction drum hoisting  engines, with rope, cars, etc. This is  only a temporaray plant, and will be  used until the arrival of the big 40-drill  plant, the contract for which has not  yet been let. The plant will be shipped  from Sherbrooke direct to the mines.  General manager S. F. Parrish of  the B. C. mine is in the city from Summit camp. He reports that the compressor plant has been installed and is  in working order. The hoist is awaiting the cage, rope, etc., which are cn  transit to the mine, and until arrival  the new plant cannot be operated. The  total amotin.t^of work to date on the  property is &200 feet. The total ore  shipments are ���_.)400_tons. 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And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.._.,_  Dated this 12th day of April, A. D. W00.  33-4i_ C. JE. SHAW.  Mineral Act. 1896.  Certificate  of Improvements.  NOTICE.  MARGRIE mineral situate in the Kettle river  Milling Division of Yale District. "Where  located in SkylArk camp."  TAKE NOTICE that I, C. J&l Shaw acting  as agent for Marry McArthur, Free  Miner's Certi ficate7734ii, and George R. Naden,  Free Miner's certificate No. 14357a intend sixty  days from the date hereof to apply io the  mining recorder for a certificate of improvement for the purpose of obtaining a crown  grant for above claim.  And further take notice that action  under  cectiou 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements  Dated this 17th day April, A. D. 1%0.  *3_-43 C. JFV SHAW.  MINERAL ACT, 1896.  Certificate of improvement,  NOTICB.  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Naden, Free  Miner's Certificate L4357A and the _*. A.Largey  estate, Free. Miner's Certificate No,  29629b       intend sixty days'        from  the 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 further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the is.  suance of such Certificate nf Improvements,  Dated this 12th day of April, 1900.  33-42 C. __3. SHAW. ^  1  THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  THE MEETING  Martin and Curtis Receive  Cold Support.  O  WAS k POLITICAL FIASCO  Immense Gathering Was Amused for  Hours With Speeches for and  Against the Government.  Fully 800 people were present at last  night's political gathering at the Alhambra theatre to hear the premier,  Hon. Joseph Martin and Hon. Smith  Curtis, minister of mines.��� The house  was packed to the doors and many  were unable to obtain admittance.  Promptly at 8 o'clock proceedings commenced. On the platform besides the  two government representatives were  J. R. Brown, the chairman, C. J. McArthur, Andrew Leamy, Michael  Kane, H. "VV. Wilson, J. H. McFarlane,'  S. B. Yuill and John King. The chairman asked if there was anyone in the  audience who desired to speak against  the premier, and on loud cries for Dtin-  can Ross he joined the party.  While the uuvting- was ostensibly  called to support ihe candidature of  Hon. Smith Curds, it was apparent to  all present that it was monopolized by  the premier to reply to certain criticisms that have appeared in this paper  against liim personally. It cannot be  said that the premier was received  wit'i the spontaneous approval that  was expected, and while Hon. Smith  Curtis did receive a large share of applause, it was also noticea ble that when  he started to address the audience a  third at least left the building-. If the  audience had expected that the premier  would deliver a masterful address on  the various planks of the platform  they must have been greatly surprised  at his omission. If the first minister  of the crown and his colleague had expected great' support from Greenwood  he certainly must have felt that last  night's audience, at least, were not to  be buncoed by the smooth words that  fell from their lips. It was a frost so  far as any etulorsation of the government was concerned.  The  lirst speaker was the premier.  Mr. Martin received a cordial recognition on coming to  the front of thc  platform.    He spoke for fully one hour  and a half, and two-thirds of this time  he devoted   in an  effort to  reply  to  various     press      criticisms     directed  against him personally.    He said he  was extremely gratified  to be able to  address such a large audience on questions relating to important Provincial  affairs.   What the   people desired   to  learn, he presumed, was what his government intended doing for them if returned to power.    First of all, he desired   to  reply   to   certain   criticisms  against himself.   He started off by referring to Sir Hibbert '..upper's recent  speech   at   Chiliwack    regarding   the  lieutenant-governor's appointment  of  himself to the position and responsibilities of the office of premier.   The  critics   said   that-  the   governor   had  chosen the least competent man.   He  noticed that no two critics were alike  or had the same opinion on this point.  He thought they each watited the position of premier." "But I also thought  I was the proper individual [Cheers.],  and as the governor   had  the  same  ^opinion I got the gift."   He spoke of  the Liberals being antagonistic to him  and asked:   "Why   is   it?   They say  I am a bad Liberal, and they  don't  want a bad Liberal.   If it is meant by  bad Liberal a man   having his own  ideas on  public questions, then I certainly ain a bad Liberal."    [A voice in  the audience: "You're all-woo' and no  Cotton."]    Continuing, he said :��� "As  a convincing proof   that I am, a bad  Liberal, I will   read   you   something  from  a paper published not very far  from   here."   He  quoted   an   extract  of a letter from Sir Wilfrid Laurier in  The Times regarding his running- on  party Hngs, aud ended it by saying :  "If tho leader condemns me, I presume  thc party also has a right to do so.   I  am, however, not prepared to stand by  Mr. Laurier with  regard to the Labor  Regulation   Act..    This   statute   was  passed  by the Provincial   legislature  and was aimed to prevent the employment of Chinese and Japanese on railroad construction work, etc.   The Dominion government has disallowed this  act, and  today   it  is  quite  competent  for any railway company  to employ  'such labor without  any fine or punishment.   Our policy is to re-enact  that  Statute until  it  is allowed.    ["That's  tliB-stufF," yellecyuvcrice in the crowd.]  Sir ^ilfrkjU-does   not like  this idea.  He     is    backed     b}-     four     Liberal  members  from   the   Province in   the  house.     I    say    those    four    members understand very little  about the  feeling  in the Province.   I know Mr.  Bostock���who is bitterly opposing me  iu this election���says that my policy is  a great mistake because it antagonizes  the Dominion  government.      But   the  Pominion government disallowed this  statute on the request of the  imperial  , government, who was requested iu turn  by the Emperor of Japan. This brings  me back ten or twelve years,  to Manitoba, where it was the  policy of the provincial government to re-enact these disallowed  statutes, and the Dominion authorities  did give in. The Green way,, government got into power on this policy,  and within a month the Dominion government gave them the power to charter railway lines to the international  boundary line. I do not propose to  overlook my party, but to fight it on  this policy. Not only will we re-enact  bills, but will send a minister fo England to lay the same at the throne.  What other party is prepared to take  this stand.   There is none.  " Another charge is that I criticise  the Dominion parliament, as I. do, for  its conduct in refusing the application, time after time, of the Kettle  river railway charter. One of the principles of the Liberal party is not to  stand by monopoly. I say that this is  against the Liberal principles. .1 think  the American applicants were badly  advised about getting this charter.  You have not got to get a Dominion  charter. The Province has the same  power to give a charter. Since I came  into office I have written the president  of the Great Northern telling him that  if he wanted a charter and would apply for it he would get it at Victoria,  where the C. P. R. had no pull.  [Cheers.]  He "next touched on the matter of redistribution, in which he explained at  some length the reason why he voted  against the Semlin g-overnment on  this question. He admitted that he  originally agreed to assist the government in the passage of such a bill, but  said that when the speech from the  throne was read it only made mention  of the redistribution of the Rossland  riding. He made up his mind then  that all the government wanted was to  obtain an extra vote. He credited  Dunsmuir with putting him next to the  proposal to form a coalition government and that the bill would never get  bej'ond a second reading, he therefor  voted against the same. "If I had  voted for redistribution you would not  have got it any quicker than under the  present circumstances," he said. "It  was the present intention of the government to delay the redistribution bill  till after 1901, when the census would  be taken and a basis given on which  the redistribution could be made. It  would be passed as soon as practicable  aud the government would then go to  the country some time in the early part  of 1902."  He took up the government's  policy in connection with the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges  and trails. He said the previous governments had never had any money  for this purpose. He thought that if  the affairs were properly arranged  these public improvements could be  always made. If his government was  returned no road would be built for political purposes, but for the general  benefit of the public. He said it would  be no trouble to get money for such improvements. Extra taxation would  raise the interest on a loan, say of  $1,000,000, which would be $30,000 and  and a sinking fund of $20,000 annually,  a total of $50,000. It was the boundeu  duty of the government to provide  these public utilities, and he claimed  that such improvements could be furnished at much less cost than heretofore. Such work would be of a permanent character, done by competent  engineers, who would secure proper  grades in road building.  Referring to the railroad question,  hesaid that "while he hadno personal  quarrel with the C. P. R., which corporation he claimed had always treated  him kindly, he did not see that there  would be any relief for this section  unless competition was obtained. He  said the' policy of the late Turner government and of Hon. C. H. Mackintosh was to grant bonuses for railroad  construction. He had no faith in this  system, as just as soon as a small road  was built it was gobbled up by the  C. P. R. He said the people should  look to the government for relief in  this matter, and he proposed giving  them a Provincial railway from the  Coast to Midway, which Jine he said  was quite feasible, notwithstanding  the C. P, R. reports to the contrary,  and he had always found that when  the C. P. R. did not wish to build, for  its own reason it always said the road  was impracticable. He instanced the  Kootenays to this effect, until Mr.  Corbin started in to build. He said the  steepest grade over Hope mountain  was only 2 per cent, and that it was  therefore perfectly practicable to build  the proposed railway. The critics, he  said, did not think it was practicable  to build in British Columbia, as il  would bankrupt the Province. When  the house met, on July 5th, it was certainly his intention to introduce a bill  to build such a road. "I say that this  railroad will pay, as in other countries,  and I have confidence in the future of  the Province, while they (the critics)  have not. [Cheers.] To get the money  to build this line we will have to borrow, and for borrowing purposes the  Province is stronger financially than  the C. P. R. We can always borrow  money at a lower rate of interest. So  such objections vanish into thin smoke.  If you want this railway you must  keep the present government in power."  Speaking of party platforms, he  asked  what  the other parties had to  offer. As a matter of fact the opposition, he said, had no platform, it had  no policy. ���' If the government is defeated," he asked, what kind of a government would they form among the  hetrogenous crowd that was running.  [Laughter.] If the government is returned every candidate running on the  platform will stand by it.  He then reviewed his own history,  much to the amusement of the audience, as a " g-overnment wrecker."'  He gave as his reason that he did not  enter the Dominion government ns a  minister was on account of the influence of the C. P. R., who did not want  him there. He spoke of his share in  wrecking the Norquay and Harrison  governments in Manitoba. How he  was the first Liberal to be elected in  Winnipeg to gx> to Ottawa and his  share in wrecking Sir Charles Tupper'.. government. Later on in local  politics how he had gained the fulsome  praise of the Vancouver Province for  this very characteristic in helping to  wreck the Turner government, and  how that paper now bitterly denounced  him. He took ./credit to himself for  being the power in the government,  and he noticed that ".hen he left the  government fell to the ground.  He concluded with regretting that  time did not allow him to go over the  22 planks in the platform. He said  said that unless he had a majority  after the elections that he would immediately hand in his resignation to the  governor. If his government was returned to power he pledg-ed it to devote  its best abilities to carry out every  p.lank in the platform to which he had  alluded.  DUNCAN  ROSS. '  The chair next called upon Duncan  Ross, who received an ovation. He  started by saying that no one had a  greater respect for the premier's ability to twist the arguments of his opponents in his favor. He regretted to  have to refer to the premier's record in  another Province, as he would have  much rather discussed local affairs.  He said the premier had obtained some  cheap advertising by calling upon him  to back certain editorial statements  he had published in The Times, which  he said he was prepared to prove. Mr.  Martin was extremely anxious to prove  that he was not a bad Liberal, but at  the same time he expressed his determination to oppose thc Liberal leaders  until they came to his way of thinking.  He had much to say regarding legislation restricting the influx of Japanese, but he forgot to tell his audience  that the Province was absolutely without power to pass legislation which  affected the relationship between this  conntry and other countries. [Cries  of "Hear! Hear!"] Mr. Martin was  such a good Liberal that he was  determined to annoy the federal government by re-enacting legislation  that must be vetoed. Mr. Martin also  claimed that the statement that he ever  made pre-election promises in another  Province that were unfulfilled was absolutely false. Mr. Ross referred to  Mr. Martin's promises to the electors  of St. Francois Xavier when he  pledged himself not to interfere with  their separate schools or dual language,  but as soon as he got into power he  took steps to abolish both.  In British Columbia Mr. Martin had  a record of broken promises. Take his  action in connection with the redistribution bill. It would be remembered  that previous to the general provincial  election of 1898 the Turner goverment  introduced .a redistribution measure  that would not grant Boundary Creek  representation. The people here were  very indignent and they pledged JrM;  Martin and the leaders of the then opposition among whom was Mr. Martin  that in the event of their securing  power they would grant Boundary  Creek representation at the very earliest opportunity. They secured power  but they delayed fulfilling their pledge  for a year. Then a bill was introduced  with this object in view, Surely Mr,  Martin was bound by the pledge g-iven  his party. In this connection Mr.  Martin adds a new clause to the code  of political ethics. By his action he  declares that subsequent events justify  a man in dishonoring his own signature. Mr. Martin entered with a written agreement with Messrs. Kellie and  Kid to vote for redistribution but because his pro'chinese friend James  Dunsmuir told him a coalition was to  be formed he felt justified in dishonoring his own signature and voted a-  gainst the measure.    (Applause.)  Mr. Martin is anxious to secure the  Liberal vote and the labor vote, but  did his action when he was called upon  to form a ministry show that he was a  good Liberal? Did he then seek strongmen among- the Liberals or strong  friends of labor? By no means, According to his own confession the first  he approached were James Duusmuir  and prominent Conservatives. It was  after the archenemy of labor and The  Times refused to have anything to do  with him that Mr. Martin showed his  great love for the Liberals and the  laboring men.    (Applause.)  Mr. Martin had much to say in favor  of his railway policy, but while the  principle of government ownership  was good, Mr. Martin's scheme was utterly impractible. Mr. Curtis sent out  campaign literature that conclusively  proved this.     If ��� they  built  the road  I from the coast to Kootenay what  would they do with it? They would be  forced to turn it over to some railway  company to run it. Mr, Curtis at the  city hall in Greenwood a short time ago  described the result of the experiment  in Manitoba. There Mr. MaTtin built  a railway, but after it was "t>u��lt he was  forced to turn it over to the Northern  Pacific, allowing- the compa.ny to issue  debentures against the road for twice  its cost. Mr. Curtis, interrupting', denied having said this, but Mr. Ross  maintained that he had, and others  who were present would corroborate  his statement.  Mr. Ross, in vgpnclusion, said that  although a Liberal and had always supported the Liberal party' he cculd not  support Joseph Martin in this contest.  There is nothing in his record in Manitoba or British Columbia wliich would  justify any Liberal iti giving-liim his  support. Mr, Ross iirgetl upon the  working-men not to be led where their  better judgment would not allow them  to go. It would be n_iic.ii better for  them to follow the leadership of men  like Ralph Smith and Tom Forster.  Mr. Ross would liked to assist an lighting thc battles of the Liberal party,  but he would never follow a sclf-ap-  poinled leader when sucli a course  would be against the best interests of  the province.    [Applause,]  MARTIN'S REPI,"V.  The premier replied at so-nie length  to Mr. Ross, declaring that his charges  were all iLbsolutely false, Referring  to Mr. Laurier's letter, he said he  should have printed the whole of it.  At which there were loitcl cries for  Martin to produce it. RepfardLi.g the  disallowance of the statute affecting  Chinese and Japanese labor, he reiterated that such legislation was absolutely within the jurisdiction of the  province to pass such legislation. He  worked himself into a passion regarding the letters that were published  from prominent Liberals denouncing  him, whose names were not mentioned.  He said that thejr were co-wards and  that if the letters were oE a private  character Mr. Ross should not have  published them and if they were for  publication the names should have  been given. He stigmatized the editor  as being as bad as the writers in this  respect. He demanded to know the  names of the authors of the letters aud  the same not being* forthcoming, notwithstanding the repeated calls of the  audience for Mr. Ross to give out the  names, he branded them as liis archenemies and as being- in the ranks of  thc C, P. R. He gave his side of the  Manitoba pre-election promises, which  was not convincing- enough to bear  much weight with his hearers, and he  went after Ross on the re-distribution  bill, saj'ing that he had been wilfully  misrepresented. He concluden by telling his audience that Ross was a kicker, saying "Why. he must be a man  like nie" (laughter), and he insinuated  that Ross' veracity was questionable  and that he should hereafter adopt the  precaution of sticking to the truth.  MINISTER Ol* M-NI3S.  When   the   minister   of   mines was  called on to address the meeting, it was  then at a late hour  and many started  to leave the theatre.   His reading of  extremely   dry   statistics   during   the  course of his speech added  considerably to the departures, until fully one-  third of   the audience had "gone.   If  Mr. Curtis had been heard at an earlier  stage of the evening  his speech might  have been more appreciated.    He, too,  could not help going after Ross, whom  he declared to  be  his personal friend  but political  enemy.   After mention-  iug-the premier's success in Manitoba  as a railroad builder, he started in to  tackle - some- o�� -the���22 -planks-, in. the.  government's platform-   Iti the matter  of the government  being favorable to  thc labor vote, he quoted  thc first and  last plank of that platform.   The first  was in relation to the abolition of the  $200   deposit   for   candidates   for   the  legislature.   This was clone so that the  poor man could qualify just as well as  the rich man.   The last plank was that  proper means should  be provided for  giving technical  instrnctioii to miners  and   prospectors.   He   compared   this  plank with the similar  plank of Hon.  Mr. Mackintosh's  platform.   His opponent wants to construct au expensive   school of   mines.   He said rich  men's sons were able to  go to the big  colleges.   What he wanted to sec was  a system' of   instruction -to  the prospector, "so that they would not stake  so many wild-cats."   [Laughter.]    Referring to the giving avay of the public domains, etc., he said that the Semlin government stopped the giving of  lands  to companies and continued to  stop it until  such time as Mr. Martin  left that government.   Mr, Curtis also  referred to the giving  away of coal  lands and  said  the  Crow's West coal  land and the Nanaimo lancl  should not  have been  given   away.   He referred  to  Mr. Martin's position  in   reference  to     labor     and    declared      he     was  in    favor   of    the     eight-hour    law.  He   maintained that  Mr. Mackintosh  was all' along   opposed  to  the  eight-  hour law.    Mr.   Mackintosh is  a very  insincere man but a   very  clever  politician.    After  dealing-briclTy with the  eight-hour law Mr.   Curtis referred to  the Japanese   question and pointed out  how serious it is owing- to the large influx of Japanese.    Ble belie\-etl the federal and imperial   governments   were  wrong in the position they assumed on  this question.  R.   B.   KI.R.  R. B. Ker, barrister or Phoenix  ter  minated the meeting in one of his characteristic five-minute speeches, in  which he showed that a public man  like Martin might err in pre-election  promises, but that twice only during  13 years had the premier been charged  with this offense. He thought this  was too small a matter to make political capital out of. He closed with a  strong plea for the support of the  premier and the minister of mines.  Subscribe for The Daily Times  Mineral Act, 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTIOB.  War Eagle Mineral claim situate in the Kettle  Rhcr Miniiijr Division of T*>le DisUict.  Where Located i     In Ca.ni]> McKinney.  TAKE NOTICE tliat 3, John P. McLeod,  Free Miner's Certificate No. B<1356, as  agent .or William Yiinkiii, Free  Miner's Certificate No. BS571,  intend sixty days from the date hereof",  lo apply to the Mining .Recorder .or a Ccrtifi-  cale of Improvements, .or Lite purpose of  obtaiiiiiiif a Crown grant of llittabove claim.  And   further   take notice that notion under  Section 37, must lie commeiiced before tlie issuance of sucli Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2Stli dav of Fcbrtuirv .1900.  ���J. P. jticLEOD.  Mineral Act 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  ������GEM" Mineral Claim situate in the Kettle  River   Mining-   Division   of   Yale    District.  Where located :    CampMcKinney.  '-pAKE   NOTICE tliat I. John P. McLeod,  _!_     Free   Miner's  CcrtiHotte  No.  EG35-,  as  ajient       for Hugh Cameron,        Free  Miner's Certilicate No, A1S7-D, intend sixty  days from tlie date licreof, to apply  to the Miniiigr Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose: of obtaining- a  Crown Grant of the above claim,  ��� And further lake" notice that action under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of sucli Certificateof ItiniTovements.  Dated this 28tli dav of Fcbrua. v, 1900.  J. P," McLEOD.  MINERAL  ACT,   1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  ' LE ROT" Mineral Claim situate in the Kettle  River Mining Division of Yale District.  Where, located :   CampMcKinney.  TAKE NOTICE that 1, John I'. McLeod,  Free Mi tier's Certilicate No. uC35_ as ageut  for James CopclaiuUFrec Miner'sCcrtilicate No  B5567, intend, sixty days i'roni the date hereof,  lo apply lo the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Graut of tbe. above claim.  And  further take notice that action, under  section 37, mus    he commenced before the issuance of such Co tilicaic of Improvements.  Dated this 28 da .-   if Februarv, IWO.  J. P. McLLOD.  MINERAL 7r-'T,_ 1S9G,  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "DAISY    FRACTIONAL"    Mineral    claim,  situate in tbe Kettle River Miuiiitr Division  of  Yale  District.   Where   located :     Camp  McKinney.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Xolin P. McLeod,  Free Miners Certificate No. 110356, as  agent for Duncan A. Cameron, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 115655. intend sixty days from tlic  date hereof, to apply to tlie Milling- Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, for tbe  purpose of obtaining- a. Crown Grant of flic  above claim.  And  further take notice that action, under  section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 28th dav of February, 1900.  J. V. McLEOD.  Mineral Act, 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  ST. LAWRENCE Mineral Claim, situate in  the Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  District. Where located: In Deadwood  camp, adjoining-Uie Mother Lode Mineral  clame,  TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur Murdocli  " Whiteside, as agent for the Deadwood  Gold Copper company, free miner's certilicate No. 1-7715, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to tlicMiiiliiR Recorder  for a Certilicate of Improvements for tlic purpose of obtaining- a Crown Grant lo the above  claim.  And further take notice tliat action,  under  section 37, must be commenced before the is-  uancc of such certificate of Ittifuovemciit:..  a Dated this lOtli day of February. A. D. 1'JOO.  189-9, A. M. WHITESIDE.  MINERAL, ACT, 1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  __-__-__,_._^.-,NO'riCE.-----���- ,���-=���.  SYLVESTER K. Mineral Claim, situate in  Greenwood camp, Kettle Riycr Mining division of Yale district. Where located:  Nortli of and adjoining tlic Cimeron mineral  claJm.  TAKE NOTICE that I, A. M. Whiteside,  as agent for L. 1. Ostrosl: 1, free miner's  certificate No. 185%A, C. Scott Galloway, free  miner's certilicate No. 11.777, J. Circu, free  miner's certificate No. B63S0, P. W. Dillon, free  miner's certificate No. 18597A, D. Moylan, free  miner's certilicate No, B01+4, sUty x\a.ys from  the d/etc hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of improvements for the  purpooe of obtaining a Crown Grant for the  above mineral claim,  And further take notice tliat action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance o( such Certificate of Improvement.  Dated this 15th day of January, A. D. 1909.  A. M. WHITESIDE.  MINERAL ACT. 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT.  NOT1C1C.  "HARROW" Mineral Claim situate iu the  Kettle River Mining- Division of Yale  District. Where Located : In Skylark  Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that 1, Isaac ir. Hallett, aa  agent for George R. Naden, Free  Miner's Certificate No. H.157_., lean 1". Des-  rosiers, Free Miners Certi licate No. llMMc, John  Layeax, Free Miner,s Certilicate No. R6355,  Frank II. Parker, Free Miner's Certificate No.  1K.150 and Earnest J. Livermore,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 116321,  intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificateof  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining-a  crown Grant of the above claims.  And  further take notice tliat action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this lfc day of March, I'XW  SX-67 1. tl. HALLETT,  MINERAL ACT, 1000.  Certificate   of  Improvement.  NOTICE  '���JOL1ETTE   FRACTIONAL" Mineral Cla.m  situate in Uic Kettle River Mining Division of  Yale District.    Where   located :    Deadwood  Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Jolin P. McLeod,  Free Miner's Certilicate No. HG356. as  agent for John 13. Desrosiers, Free Miner's  Certificate No. U.O.3. intend, sixty days front  the date hereof, to apply 1o the Miniuir  Recorder fur a Certificated- Improvements, for  the purpose of obtain! upa Crown Grant of the  above claim.  And  further take notice that action, under  section 37, must lx; commenced before the  issuance of sucli Certificateof Improvements.  Dated this 3rd day of March, I'm.  J. P. McLEOD.  MINERAL, ACT, 1896.  Certificate of Improvement  NOTICE.  HONALULU mineral claim, situate in the  Kettle River Mining-Division of Yale District. Where located : In Copper camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I. C. M. Shaw as  agent for James R. McMackson, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B13SS6 and William H.  MCMackson, Free Miners Certificate No. B13S93  intend; sixty days from date Hereof, to apply to  the Mining- Recorder for a Certificate of'tra  provements for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that, action under  Section 37 must be commenced  before the is-  s nance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated the 20th dav of November, 1899.  192 ' C. JE. SHAW.  MINERAL, ACT, 1896.  Certificate   of  Improvements.  NOTICE.  TEXAS mineral claim, situate ln the Kettle  River  Mining-   Division of   Vale  District.  Where located :   Prcvidencecamp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Charles Noble  Collins, Free Miner's Certificate No.  L9729A, intend sixty days from 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  further take  notice  that action  under  Section 37 must  be commenced  before the issuance of such Certificateof Improvements.  Dated this 20th dav of Februarv, 1900.  192 CHARLES NOKLli COLLINS.  M1NERA  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  BENDIGO mineral claim, situate in the Kettle  River  Mining- division  of   Yale   district.  Where located:    In Kimberly camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Isaac II. Hallett, as  agent for Nicholas Garland, free miner's  certificate No. 1%61A, intend, sixty days from  tlie date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder  for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtain iu ����� a crown gram to the abov-  claini.  Aud further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced' before the   issuance of such certificate of ini provements.  Dated this 8tli day of March, 1900.  I. H. HALLETT.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICK.  TINTIC Mineral Claim, situate in the Kettle  River  Mining-  division  of  Yale   district.  Where located:    In Deadwood camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. Hallett,  free miner's certificate No. 11510A, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the  niininff recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining- a crown  pram of tha above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificateof improvements.  Dated this I2tb dav of March, 1.00.  I. H. Hallett.  MINERAL   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  BUTCHER BOY Mineral Claim, situate in the  Kettle River Mining-division of Yald district.   Where located:    In Deadwood camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac II. Hallett,  as agent for the Butcher Boy Gold and  Copper Mining compltny, limited, nnn.personal  liability, free miner's certificate No. I.2M0t.5,  Liiteud,'sixty days from the date hereof, to apply-  to the mining- recorder for a certificateof improvements for the purpose of obtaining- a  crown prant to tbe above claim.  And  further take notice that action,'under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this Otli day of March, 1900.  I. H. HALLETT.  MINERAL   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  BALLARAT  Mineral   Claim, situate   in   tlie  Kettle River Mining- division of Yale district.   Where located:    In  Kimberly camp.  TAKE NOTICE tliat I, Isaac H. Hallett, as  agent for Nicholas Garland, free miner's  certificate No. 1%61A, intend, sixty days from  the .date hereof, intend to apply to the mining-  recorder for a certig-cate of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant to the  above claim.  And  further take notice that  action, under  section 37, must be comniciic.d before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this Cth day of March, 1900.  I. H. HALLETT.  MINERAL   ACT.   1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  An There, Syd-M.-Johnson and Deadwood-  mineral claims, situate in  the Kettle river  mining division of Yale district.    Where  located:   Deadwood camp.  AKE NOTICE that  I, Forbes M. Kerby  as agent for Geo. D. Leyson, free miner's  ificate No. It_472< inteiid,*sixty days from  tlie date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder  for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant to the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 3rd day of March, VM.  FORBES M. KERBY.  MINERAL   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  RATTLER Mineral Claim, situate in the Kettle River Mining- division of Yale district.  Where located :In Wellington camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Isaac II. Hallett, as  agent for William Garland, free miner's  certificate No. 1SMI0A, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the miiiiiiir recorder for a certificate of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a crown grant to the  above claim.  And  further  take notice that action, under  section 37, must he commenced  Iwfore the issuance of such certificate of ini provements.  Dated this Otli day of March, IW0.  I. U. HALLETT.  MINERAL, ACT, 18%.  CERTIFICATE    OF    IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICB.  HAMILTON Mineral Claim situate In the  Kettle Iviver Mining Division of Yale  District. Where located : Kimberly  Camp.  TAKE NOT1CL that I, Mary Garland, Free  Miner's Ccitilicate No. ln632.v intend  sixty days after dale hereof to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of improvements for the puriM>sc of obtaining a Crown  Orant of the above claim.  And  further take notice that   action unde  Section 37   must   be   commenced   before   tli  issuance of such Certificate of I niproveiuuiits.  Dated this 27th day of Februarv, 1-KXl.  2K-37 MARY  GARLAND  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby (riven that at the first meeting of the License Commissioners for thc City  of Greenwood, held after thirty days from this  date, the undersigned will apply for a transfer  from A. Archambeault & Co. (formerly held by  Geanreau & Co.) to Bailey & Co. of the hotel  license of the Alberta Hotel.  A. ARCHAMBEAULT & OO  Greenwood, B. C, Marcii 17,1930. THBIGRBENWOOD. WEEKLYTIMES.  COUSCIL    MEETING.  MANY    MATTERS    DISPOSED     OF  Commiialcatlons Received���Monthly Reports.  Another Damage Suit���Finance Committee  Submitted Estimates forthe Year-Rate Is  20 Mills on a Reduced Assessment���Can  Get Street Grades.  Consideration of street grades and  the rate of taxation were the principal  subjects of discussion-at last night's  meeting of the city council. Ail the  aldermen were present. The following communications were dealt with:  Fire cliief reported that fire team  worked 24 days during April. A. M.  Rice wrote offering to sell plan of citv,  which was declined. Dr. Schon, medical officer of health, notified the city  that stagnant water in the n-rth end  of the city wa. dung-irons lo health  and asking for ila removal, letter  filed. Mrs. Mary A. Stanton asked  city to have a shed in lhe rear of her  boarding house removed, as it was frequented by tramps at night. Miller  Bros, wrote, asking for tiie removal of  the Greenwood street water Game or  reduce it to the sidewalk level. I .etter  was referred to the city engineer. C.  Scott Galloway presented an account  of S92 in connection with expenses of  his recent trip to Victoria on city business. It was ordered paid. Assessor  A. D. Hallett sent to the city a declaration for the faithful performance of  his duties. Cemetery Caretaker J. G.  Edwards submitted his report for  April.  The writ in the suit of Waterland vs.  The City, as mentioned in yesterday's  Times, was given to the city solicitor  with instructions to act.  The city collector reported that the  arguments in the case of Rendell vs.  the City would be heard at Victoria on  the 16th inst. Treasurer was ordered  o  issue checque for S150. for expenses.  The finance committee submitted an  estimate of receipts and expenditures  for the year. The report was adopted  with the exception of the general rate  on land and-improvements which was  lowered from 14 to 13 mills. The  special rate on land and improvements  was placed at 7 mills, this, is to provide for sinking fund and interest ou  debentures sold. Making a total of 20  mill.  In discussing the street grades, a  motion was ijassed "that all street  grades be given by the city engineer  alone and any one wishing to get the  grade must pay thecitj clerk S5.00 who  will give au order to the city engineer  to give the grade required."  The committee on arbitration reported progress and asked for further time  to complete their labors. Further time  was gran ted.  After the adoption of the rate by-law  the council adjourned.  COLUMBIAN   SOLD.  .j-S8i,��  A Well-known   Coast  Paper  Purchase-!   By  Thc   Conservatives.  The sale of the New Westminster  Columbian by the Conservatives complicates somewhat the political situation on the coast. The Columbian  started out by vigorously opposing  Martin; then it was switched into giving him a 1 tike-warm support. Charles  Wilson, Q. C., and his associates have  purchased the paper for $16,000. and J.  ��� D.������-Taylor-.oLth.e^jQoloeist is to be its  editor. With Mr. Taylor in the editor-'  ial chair, there will be nothing-- in-  definate about the politics of the paper.  The sale of the paper is responsible  for a shuffle in the Liberal ranks.  Since J. C. Brown has accepted the  portfolio of minister of il nance, he will  of course resign as postmaster at New  Westminister. Geo. Kennedy, one of  the erstwhile proprietors of the Columbian, is stated to succeed him. 13tit  rumor has it that Sir Wilfred is not  anxious to help his old friend Joe Martin out in this way and that Mr. Kennedy  will   not  be  Brown's  successor.  There have been a number of exciting incidents in the newspaper career  of the Kennedy Bros. They were sent  to jail a few years ago for strong  criticisms of certain members of the  legislature. The Columbian was burned out twice. Notwithstanding tliis  hard luck, it has always been a news  enterprising paper and a power of  strength in the lower Fraser country.  MR BODWELL'S POSITION.  A Prominent Liberal's Reasons for Opposing  Premier Martin.  The following is the full text of the  letter from E7 V. Bodwell, Q. C, read  by tlie ch-tirman, Captain Clive Phillips-Wolley at Thursday evening's  political meeting in the A. O. U. W.  hall Victoria, s  W. H. Culleu, J3sq.,  Secretary  of  the  Campaign  Committee  of  the  Opposition Party;.  Di'AR Sik.���I have your letter of this  date, inviting me to be present and address the meeting of thc  electors to be  held in the A. O. U. W. hall   tomorrow  evening-. ���  I -wish you to express to the com-  mitee my thanks for the compliment  they have paid me by this invitation.  I should gladly be present, except that  a business engagement takes me away  from Victoria for a few days.  I desire to say that I am heartily iu  favor of the election of the candidates  who now represent the opposition in  the city. In tny opinion the public  interest demands that all who desire  the advancement of the province  should, irrespective of party associations or personal predilections, unite  in opposing the present government.  Mr. Martin's political and public  acts in the past have very seriousl}'  affected the progress and reputation of  the province. He has beeii called to  ofliee .at the present juncture by a misuse of the power whicli, under our  constitution, is placed in, the hands of  the lieutenant-governor. 1 have no  faith in Mr. Martin as a political  leader. I am opposed to the principal  planks in the platform which he has  presented to the people, and I believe  that tlie continuance of him and his  government in power will be a constant menace to the public and material  welfare of British Columbia. Yours  very truly, li. V. BomviJij..  Victoria, May 2, 1900.  PASSED IT UP.  Midway .got the cold shoulder on  Saturday. All clay'long an expectant  crowd of politicians and electors hung  around the Midway hotel and other  popular places of resort���and gossip���  awaiting the arrival of the premier of  British Columbia, formerly known as  "Fighting Joe." It had been given  out in the early hours of the morning  that his honor would be there to address them and to discuss all the advantages of the 22 planks in his platform. The news soon spread, and little  groups of citizens earnestly discussing  the great problems of the day were to  be seen at different portions of the  townsite. Then out of the east was  noticed a small column of dust, such  as would be raised by a couple of rigs,  and the crowds said, "Here he comes."  The rigs drove rapidly through the  center of the town, and the driver of  the first made a motion as though to  pull in his team, but was desisted from  carrying out his object by one of the  occupants, who in a stern voice, filled  with disgust, commanded him to proceed. The outfit proceeded. "Fighting Joe" had passed Midway up, evidently fearing as cold a reception as  he got at Greenwood the evening previous. It was the "rawest throw-down  of the campaign." Hon. Smith Curtis,  minister of .mines, however, addressed  the electors.  i'tj'j_t_'_iUi'_j'iA'-j=;j_;i,-i!_-'ti*.j!ti'tj,--'ti'ii'is'tj'ii,iVii'_i!i  |  LATEST SEWS- OF TEE MINES, f  ���;���***���}���*���!������:��� 'i-'t'**** ***?!���-i'*****:' *--'  The   shaft   on   the   Greyhound    iu  Deadwood camp is down 52 feet,  with  a crosscut into the ore body of 14 feet.  It is expected that Fred Oliver will  arrive iu the city on this afternoon's  train, for the purpose of putting men  to work ou the Morrison iu Deadwood  camp. A telephone message was received in the city last Saturday, saying that a1l arrangements had been  completed to resume the development  of the property.  Whatever theories one may hold as  to throttled production, manipulated  markets and the like, whatever causes  may underlie the fact, a fact it is that  copper has been in scant supply for a  number of weeks at all consuming  centers. The buyers have outnumbered the sellers in every market, and  prices have been correspondingly hard.  No violent-advance.has.occurrcd, but  the tendency has been consistently upr  ward. From about sixteen cents on  March 1 the price has steadily though  slowly crept up to seventeen cents at  this date, and consumers arc rather  more anxisus now about their supplies  than they were two months ago,       , '-'  On the Crown Silver, one of the  properties of the Montreal-Boundary  Mining Co., the hoist has arrived and been installed. Pipe  connection, between the Sunset  compressor and the Crown Silver hoist  are now bei.ng laid and before the end  of the week they will be iu a position  to turn on power to operate thc machinery. The shaft is down 38 feet aud  will be continued to the 300-foot level,  as rapidly as possible.  Up to the 1st of May, the development of the Gold Drop reaches nearly  2,000 feet, and it is largely tunnels,  says the Phoenix Pioneer. No. 1 tunnel, which is iu 400 feet, has 350 feet of  drifts and crosscuts and a raise of 100  feet. No. 2 tunnel has been driven 200  feet, and drifting and crosscutting has  been done to the extent of 100 feet.  No. 3 tunnel, the longest of the three,  is now in over 425 feet and has an 80  foot raise.  -V tl' -J- !.. *'��� "Jl ***''- 1* '   "!- -'- Ct J'i i*i Cl- i��A -��f i'i ��"1 i'i i'i -_ i'i 1*4.- -tl .  I NEWS OF UM RAILS AND WIRES f  * -5Tr  iSil.'^**#iS$W*-B*lS*!��'*$#'��*3*^"#****  Lmmber is arriving at the freight  yards for the. 400-ton coal-storage  bunkers the C. P. K. is building at this  point.  Conductor Newman and his train  crew have been transferred from the  operating department of the C. & W.  to the construction department. He  will have charge of the construction  train operating between IDholt and  Hartford Junction.  Conductor-!, em on and Engineer Atkinson have been transferred from the  Nelson-Robson run to the Greenwood-  Grand Forks run.  Montkkai,, May 7.���The local passenger rate ou the Crow's Nest branch  of the C. P. R. hns.been reduced from  5 to 4 cents a mile.  Track-laying on the Phoenix spur is  in full swing. The spur from Hartford Junction to the Brandon and  Golden Crown mine is to be laid first,  and then the balance of the branch  into Phoenix and the mines surrounding- that town.  ANOTHER DAMAGE SUIT.  Walter Waterland, the proprietor of  the Miners' hotel, Copper street, has  instituted a suit for damages against  the corporation of the City of Greenwood. Messrs.'MacDonald and Johnson of Nelson, B. C, are acting for  Mr. Waterland. He claims' ��5,000  damages, because of the negligence of  the defendants, the city in constructing and maintaining a certain canal,  intended to divert tiie watets of Boundary creek from their natural course,  thus damaging the plaintiff's property. He also asks for an injunction to  restrain the defendants from maintaining the said canal in its present defective condition. The writ was served  on the city today.  EVIDENCE) OF insincerity.  H. J. McQuaid, on'e-of thc owners of  the Dayton, in Camp McKinney, returned from a flying tripfo thc property yesterday. He reports that the men are  still engaged in surface crosscutting  and that they have opened up the ledge  in this manner for a distance of 300  feet. The character of the ore is a decomposed, dark brown quart;., carrying  a large amount of free gold. He reports that John Massam and Mr. Quin-  lau were up at the Dayton and visiting  other properties in camp.    They repre-  sc'ntetf-Andrew Laidlaw of Spokane.  .. ^ -- - . .   .  Blue Ribbon Ttyt-i&simply delicious.  We have been asked to explain why  it is that if Mr. Joseph Martin is now  so anxious to do away with the $200.  deposit required by law.from candidates  for election to the Legislature, that he  did not have the amendment brought  before the house during the period in  1899 when he was responsible for all of  its'proceedings. This is one of thc  mysteries of Joseph. He cannot say  that the work of the session was too  heavy and that there was no time for  any such amendment to be made for it  is on record that the legislature spent  many weary hours amending the elections act. There was ample time to  deprive all the members of the civil  service of their votes. There was time  to arrange procedure for the filing and  hearing of election petitions, and time  to alter and amend and tinker the e-  lection act generally in such a waj-  that it takes a Philadelphia lawyer to  make out what'it means, but was there  no time for what is now declared to be  a most important amendment in the  interests of the working man? The  fact is that Mr. Martin did not have  this plank in his platform then. He  was then in power and was not looking'  for excuses to catch what he now  wants and wants badly, i. e. the vote  of_the_w_qrkijig man, It was only when  he came to form a government "of "his  own and wanted a clap-trap platforr)*  to catch votes that he thought of the  importance of doing- away with the deposit. In other words, it is not with  him a matter of principal but a matter  of expediency. It looks well. It may  bring him votes!, Therefore he puts it  in his platform.  Ou the question of redistribution Mr.  Martin also shows every evidence of  absolute insincerity. In that same  memorable session of 1899 when he had  only to hold up his thumbs aud up  went the thumbs of all the government  supporters, he might if he had -wished  to do so, have introduced and carried a  redistribution bill giving this district  the representation in the house to  which he now admits it is entitled.  And moreover if he had done this, he  would have been redeeming one of his  pre-election promises. But no. He  did not introduce any redistribution  bill nothwithstanding his promise, and  now he asks the people to trust him a-  gaiti, promising that if he retains  power he will be sure to do it.  Every elector- may be pardoned for  being fooled/once. But when a politician tries to nib it in and wants a  chance to fool the elector the second  and the third time, it is not any wonder that he meets with opposition. Mr.  Martin has fooled the electors once,  and the electors will not give liim a  chance to do it again.  ANTI  CHINESE AND   JAPANESE  EEGISIvATlON,  In view of ail that has been said on  the question of excluding Mongolians  from this Province, it will be interesting- to note what Mr. Charles Wilson,   Q.   C,   leader   of   the   Liberal-  Conservatives in British Columbia, has  to say on the subject. He claims that  in respect to the most important planks  of his platform Mr. Martin has simply  stolen tliem from the'New Westminster  creed of the Conse*'vatives; but dealing with the Mongolian question, Mr.  Wilson has an effective remedy all his  own.   He says r    .  I have watched with a great .deal of  care, ever since this question of anti-  Chinese legislation first arose, nearly  everything that has been said; nearly  everything that has been done iu the  nature of legislation has come more or  less under my observation. I have  always been .au interested student on  the subject, and I make the assertion  without the slightest hesitation that  there has been on every platform, there  has been in the halls of the legislature, more absolute nonsense talked on  that than any other subject under thc  sun. Over and over again are the electors told���by gentlemen who are Provincial candidates, mind you���just  such things as this, and with what  result? Of all the Provincial Acts.of  Parliaments levelled against Mongolian labor and against Mongolian  iinmigrat'on, nearly every one of them  have met with one or two other fates���  either they have been defeated in the  courts of law as be}ron-l the powers of  the Province to enact, or they have  been disallowed by the Federal government as being contrary to Imperial or  Federal policy. Now,. then, you are  entitled to say to me: Mr. Wilson, what  remedy do you propose for this evil?  Can the Provincial legislature do anything to remedy thc evil? Now, 1 am  not discussiug- Dominion matters, but  Provincial,  I propose a remedy that will in iiiy  opinion be absolutely perfect so far as  it will go. You have always to bear iu  mind that the legislative powers of all  the Provinces of the Dominion are  limited; that is, they are restricted to  certain areas of action, but within  they are supreme. So long as our  legislation purports to deal with the  subject of aliens, a matter exclusively  within the domain of the Dominion  parliament, th'e courts will assuredly  declare the legislation to be ineffective.  But there is a subject exclusively  within the domain of the Province and  within which the Province is supreme,  namely, property and civil rights, and  if this question is treated as a question of that kind���say make it a question of contract���it ceases to be a question of legislation directed against  aliens aud becomes a simple question  of contract betweeu the crown and the  subject.  If it be desired to go, and I of course  know that it is desired to go further,  then the aid of the Dominion parliament must be invoked.  Now let me exemplify what I am  stating. Take for example, the proposed construction of a railway���although possibly all railways hereafter  may be constructed by the Province  itself. Now for thc purpose of argument, let us say that it is proposed to  incorporate a railroad company���-special legislation is asked for. The same  principal will apply to any company or  person asking special privileges from  the legislature. With every person  and railway presenting private bills,  hitherto the constant practice has been  to insert in them clauses dealing wi.h  Chinese labor. A great mistake. What  should be done, in rtiy opinion, is : let  the legislature in all acts granting  special privileges so fram the Act as  that the privileges are not conferred  by. th e. Act itself, b ii t^ the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council is "empowered'to  grant tbem on snch terms and conditions as may be agreed upon. The  Lieutenant-Governor in council can  then prescribe not only the class of  labor but, if desired, the hours of  labor.  The method I proposed .could be embodied in an agreement, to be executed  by the company or person to whom the  Lieutenant-Governor in council is by  statute authorized to grant the special  privileges and become a simple question of contract between the crown anci  the subject, with wliich no court will  interfere and over which the Dominion  government have no control. The  parties arc bound���the terms on which  the privileges are granted are matter  of contract. The penalties for breach  can be fixed, if necessary, and the law  relating to penalties, so amended with  respect to this class of contract, as to  get over any difliculties in that direction.  Over and again, when promoting  private bills, I have thought' this matter over and wondered why no one has  ever suggested this as a means of dealing with this burning question.  I am satisfied in my own mind that  the view I have expressed to you is the  true solution, as far as public works  are concerned, of the Chinese labor  problem in the Province. It will apply  to every corporation and ' individual  that comes to parliament for special  powers or privileges. The powers  mentioned would be limited to the  cases mentioned. You could not affect  the right of private corporations or individuals. It is only where au individual or corporation comes to the  legislature aud demands certain privileges that you are entitled to say that  you shall grant them certain privileges,  but on certain conditions as to tlie  class of laborers thev shall or shall  not employ, and as to the hours those  THE BEST' BEER IN TOWN IS MADE BY  PORTMANrBROS. & CO,;  Proprietors,  ASK FOR  The Elfehorn Lager Beer Contains only Pure Malt Hops, Try  It! It is kept on Draught or in Bottles by all the leading Hotel  m  LOUIS BLUE,  PRES.. PETER GEAIELLE, VICE-PRES.  if.  POUPORE,".SECRETARY.   '  ^**7*>  w  fxx',%  !#  fxV/rr  m  M  _y-^  ("i-iu.i-.il Office,  Greenwood, _>. C.  Telephones :  Columbia No.  Uoimdary Creel* No.  Verueu >% Nelson  No. 26.  IVS":  ���m  Our , Yards and Mills are  located as follows ;  Greenwood, Phoenix, Dead-  wood City, _-Ui.lt No. l, lihol No.  2, Ivoii[�� "Naive, Rock Creel-, Skylark Ciiraii, Nalcitsp,. Kobsoit,  Ymir and Rossland.  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