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 /*>  *9  \  *>****'  *&*  V  NH  Published Weekly in the Interests of the Boundary Creek Mining District  Vou VII.  GREENWOOD, B.CrSATURDAY, MAY.7, 1900.  198  No... 34.  '^mmmmmfnm^  Head Office and Works at  Belleville, Ont.  Branch Office and "Works at  Trail, B.C.  FIINING  MACHINERY  tW (WIaC (ttlACHINE Co,, Limite<_7  Manufacturers oi  Air Compressors, Foe Drills, Hoisting and Stationary Engines, Boilers,  Ore Trucks, Ore Cars, Ore Buckets, etc.  Agents for Knowles Steam Pump Works,  all  ,C)ur Shops at Trail are most complete, consequently we are in  a position to handle  -  kinds of Repairs.   If you are troubled with your Drills freezing, or wish to  \ save money buying repairs, then USE  OURS. J. P. BYERS, Mgr,.Trail.B.C  7.iuiiiiiiiiiiiWiuiiutiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiuiiiiiiUiiiiiUiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiUiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiK  ^mmmflim^^^  The James Cooper Mfg, Co,  9  **  MONTREAL, QUEBEC,-  MANUFACTURE.RS OF  -*#  i Ttiger$oll*$ergeatit  BOILERS, HOISTS, PUMPS, Etc.  H. 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U&v  -FOR SALE���  WAIT  Kruger's Answer to the Cor"  respondents.  HOPES FOR INTERVENTION  Will Talk on Every Other Subject  but tlie War���President Steyns  Opinion���A Prophecy.  MET SCCCESSI200 MEN LOS  General Hamilton Drove the  Boers From Haut Nek.  FOREIGN LEGION SUFFERS  Many Were* Killed���Mention of the  Regiments That Took Part So  Victoriously.  New York, May 3. Howard C. Hilr  legis has a letter in the World today,  dated Pretoria, March 26th, which says  in part: "President Krugerknows, as  well as any other person in the Trans?  yaal, and perhaps better than anybody, that the ��� Boers' opportunity of  winning this war by force of arms  long-since passed. He will not say a  word except to his close friends about  how he hopes to secure a settlement  that will satisfy both contestants. He  will talk to newspaper men for hours  on every conceivable topic except this,  but to every question on this point he  will reply simply, 'Wait and see.' "  State Secretary Reitz will tell one  that the president expects the war to  end through the mediation or intervention of other ���countries, but Kruger  has many secrets that are never confided to his secretary. Three months  ago President Steyn suggested to  Kruger that a deputation be sent to  Europe and America to arouse sympathy for the Boers and, if possible, to  secure intervention. .Kruger replied  that Dr. Leyds was belter than a dozen  deputations ; but two weeks ago, 'because of Leyds inability to do anything  of importance, the Transvaal executive  gave his consent. The German steamship Kaiser was in Delagoa bay on her  way to Europe when ihe decision to  send.a deputation was reached, and  three men, A. D. W. Wolmarans, a  member of the Transvaal executive  .council; C. K. Wessels,..the president  of the Free State Voldsraad, and A.  Fischer, a member of the Free State  legislative council,were sent to Lorenzo  Marques in a special train, which  made faster time than ^ny other train  tftat eyer-1"? ent over- the road. When  t^e deputation . lqft Bloemfontein it  yyeqt without instructions, and none  j cached them until thie train arrived at  Komati Port, on the Portuguese border, The Instructions telegraphed to  the deputation, if carried out by the  rqen ivre Kruger's only hope.: If they  succeed in doiqg that which they are.  sent to dcvKrnger's prophecy will be  fulfilled, The prophecy is contained  in these words, which the president  addressed to his troops in Natal early  in Marcji; " Brothers, fight on with as  much courage as you have been fight--  ing. Continue the war two months  longer and I will guarantee that we  will have a'peace that is honorable."  The_only_.hopeJthe_TransvaaLhas.is,in  the deputation, and a supreme effort is  being made to prevent the British  army from setting foot on Transvaal  soil until Wolmarans, Wessles and  Fischer have carried out their plans.  Then Kruger will sue for peace, and  demand from France, Germany and  Russia the assistance he requires in  order that this, his latest unfulfilled  prophecy may be realized.  London, May 3.���The war office has  received the following report from  Lord Roberts, dated at Bloemfontein  yesterday: "General Hamilton met  with considerable success yesterday,  and drove the enemy from the strong-  position they had taken up at. Hqut  Nek, with comparatively small loss to  us. The Boers dispersed in several  directions, mainly to the east and  north, leaving 26 prisoners on our  hands, including one commandant and  sixteen other, wounded men. General  Hamilton is now in camp at Jacobrust.  As the men needed rest after fighting  seven out of the last ten days, I ordered  them to halt for the day. General  Broad wood's brigade of cavalry arrived  upon the scene in time to afford valuable assistance by threatening the  enemy's rear. During the afternoon  General Ian McLellan was joined by  General Bruce Hamilton's brigade of  infantry. The enemy admit having  twenty killed and forty wounded yesterday. : Among the former was Lieut.  Gunther, a German, and in the latter  was General Maximoff, the Russian  commander of the foreign legion.  Twenty-one out of fifty-two of the  enemy's casualties occurred among the  members of that legion. Two Frenchmen were among the killed. General  Hamilton speaks in high terms of the  good services performed by the Eighth  Hussars, under Colonel Clowes, and  made into a regiment of lancers, which  came in to General1 Broatdwobd's t>'rigaae  --���-*���  assisted in-making the Boers' va-  and  1  Terrible Explosion Near Salt  LaKe City, Utah.  AWFUL MINING DISASTER  The Explosion Was Caused Through  the Blowing- Up of Blasting  * Powder.  A BOER BULLETIN.  MINING OPERATORS k STOCK BROKERS.  TRF<! "Wan. -i-ir-a. GUM'S Popper prospects.  30^3 #erow��.l7l.qek,    ;     ;    j    Spokane, Wash., U. S  O O D  The undersigned has good dry pine wood  for sale. ' Leave orders at Erazee's: Crote'ry  tifcne j'ljej^tWdod ai_4; Copper Streets;' "'    '"'  "RITZ   HAUSSENER.  LIMITED.  VANCOUVER, B.C., 733 Pender St..,  . .Also NELSON, B. C  S  fS sR  We are Manufacturers and dirept Importers, and carry a large stock of Balances, Furnaces, Fire  Clay gy��i>-}s", '^(entine aitd Practical Books, Glassware, Platinum Goods, Acids. Chemicals, and all  other Aasayera' and Miners' requirements.   Sole agents for Morgan Crucible Company, Battersea  Becker's Sons' Balances. Etc.   Catalogue and full particulars sent on application.  Becker's Sons* Balances, Etc.   Catalogue and full partionlars sent on application.  Brann's Gasoline Furnaces and Gupel Machines,  Pretoria Dispatch Gives Enemy's Version of  Fighting.  Pretoria, May 3.���An official war  bulletin issued here reports that on  April 28th the federals capture^ nine  prisoners and ten horses. ea&tward of  Thabanchu, and that April 30th a  British,iflo,un,ted. oplun.n appeared near  Bra.nflfQrtt Tli,6 federals attacked  .h.eqi on %v(0 sides and the British retired/ Two federals were wounded  and 11 prisoners were taken.  Another account (semi-official) of  this affair says that the Waalcerstrom  and Ermelo commands had a skirmish  with the British near Brandfort. After  a sharp fight. 11 prisoners were taken  and 19 British were left dead on the  field, including- Captain Liddy.  A heavy, bombardment of the British  has been resumed at Fourteen Streams.  A correspondent in the Boer camp at  Brandfort wires, that when the British  appeared one mile east of Brandfort,  General Delarey ordered a charge and  500 Boers drove them back to their entrenchments. The federals found four  dead on the field and took 17 prisoners,  mostly wounded, including Lieutenant  Crane. Later in the afternoon Qeueral  Delarey learned that the British had  forced their way 20 miles east of  Brandfort and seven miles north of  ��� Modder river. ...   ���  cate their position. The final stroke  to the enemy's rout was given by the  Gordons and tr.o companies of the  Shropshire Light Infantry, who cheered  loudly when they got within 200 yards  of the position. Kitchener's Horse is  also spoken of in terms of praise."  FIERCE  FIGHTING.  Americans Barely Escape Annihilation in the  :t-.iSti ���.Philippines; -' ���-  Manila, May 3.���The American gar.-  risoii   at  Catubig,   Island of Samar,  consisting of thirty men belonging to  the" Forty-third regiment, has been attacked  by   rebels.     Twenty   of  the  Americans were killed. The remainder  were rescued from annihilation.   The  Americans were quartered in the CatU;  big church, which the enemy, numbering- several hundred, surrounded and  forcibly ''attacked,     The 'Americans  ^foug^tt��^iti&^tt'&\&S^im'^^A?L^?Mi  then the rebels managed to ignite the  room of the church.   It burned .away  arid fell upon those inside.   The walls  remained .'intact, however,   and were  used  as a  shelter   by  the  besieged  Americans for three days longer, the  enemy attacking the building on three  sides   at once.   The  Americans continued firing from the windows and  the doors of the church, and did much  execution among the Philipiu'os.   It is  estimated that over two hundred of the  latter were killed,  many dead bodies  being removed from the scene of the  fighting.   After five days' resistence  by   the  Americans, a  lieutenant and  eight men arrived from Laoan and engaged the besiegers, whereupon they  retired, which prevented the complete  annihilation of the American force.  Salt Lake, Utah, May 2.���More  than two hundred lives were lost two  days ago in the explosion of mine No.  4 of the Pleasant Valley Coal company  at Schofield Utah. One hundred and  thirty-seven bodies have already been  recovered. The work of the rescuers  is still proceeding, although there is  no hope that any of the men who are  unaccounted for have escaped death.  The scene of the disaster is. just outside this place, on the line of the.Rio  Grande and Western railway. The explosion, which occurred in the winter  quarters of the mines, is attributed by  some to the blowing up of a number of  cans of blasting powder.  A special train was sent from Salt  Lake bearing ���Superintendent, Sharpe  of the coal company, Superintendent  Wilby of the railroad company, and  some doctors. As fast as the bodies  are reached they are taken to the  boarding house of the company, where  they are dressed and prepared forthe  coroner's inquest. The buildings are  numerous and in each are ten to fifteen  bodies, which are laid in long rows.  To those which have been identified  are tags with names and addresses.  These await the coming of relatives or  friends. Two hundred coffins have  been ordered, through local undertakers  to be sent at once to." the scene of the  disaster.  Salt Lake City, Utah, May 3.���So  far .200 bodies have been recovered  from the Scofield mine, and it is  thought that many bodies yet remain  to bring the list of dead near 300.  Nobody entertains the faintest hope  that there is left a living man in the  mine. The relief fund amounts to  $7,800.    POOH-BAH  MclNNES.  Boy Orator Will Run In More Ttian one Constituency���The Brown Rumor. *'  Victoria, May 3.���[Special to'The  Times.]���The Liberals of North Nanaimo in convention last night chose  W. W.7B. Mclnnes, M. P., as their  nominee against John Bryden. Mclnnes has formally accepted. It is believed he intends to run in Comox as  well.   7 _.'.i..i__.  ^"The^repoWthafBfowrif~of Westmin^  ster is likely to enter Martin's cabinet  is revived with an appearance of probability. The Times prints the rumor  that he will this week become minister  of finance.  AMBASSADORS WILL REPLY.  AMERICAN WIRINGS.  New York, May 3.���Announcement  is made of the death yesterday of  Charles Cheever at the age of 48. Mr.  Cheever was noted for his inventions  in the field of electrical science.  Philadelphia, May 3.���As a result  of the action last night of the Allied  Building Trades' Council in refusing  to recognize the Brotherhood of Carpenters, the latter agreed to work on  buildings regardless of whether union  or non-union men were employed  thereon, so long as their union was not  recognized. In retaliation, the Allied  Building Trades' Council this morning  ordered out its men wherever the members of the Brotherhood of Carpenters  $re working. In consequence of this  order, about 1,200 additional men quit  work after % a'pjock thi* morning.  Th.i-3, makes, about 1 ,.600 men employed  in the building trades now on strike in  I this, city.  Constantinople, May 3.���The ambassadors . have decided to reply to the  Porte's note of April 29th, regarding  the increase of duties, as follows:  The ambassadors' note to the Portes'  declaration that it does not intend to  introduce any unilateral issues, and  hasten to inform their governments of  this. The ambassadors have decided  to make their consent to an increase  conditional on the removal of the  abuses in the matter of chemical  analysis, the suppression of warehouse duties and the abolition of the  stipulation whereby articles not specified in the tariff may be interdicted,  confiscated or returned. The ambassadors have decided to make the payment  of indemnity to foreigners a separate  question and to deal therewith at a  later date.  LYNCHING BEE.  Liberty, Mo., May 3.���Henry Dar-  ley, a negro, was lynched at the *ourt  house yard here just before midnight  by a mob of masked men." -the negro  was arrested in Excelsior Springs on  Tuesday, chargecL-wlth having brutally assulted Miss Vera Armstrong, a  waitress.employed in a hotel. Darley  was a porter. The mob came from  Excelsior Springs, on horse back.  Not Yet AnswereS.  Constantinople, May 3.���The porte  lias not replied to the American note  regarding indemnity claims. *' THE GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  Uleekly Cimes*  PUBLISHED BY  Tbe Greenwood Times Printing and PuMishlne  Company. Limited.  Duncan Ross Editor.  SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1900,  MARTIN AND THE LABOR VOTE.  the causes they espouse to allow them  tp be sacrificed in the interests of  Joseph Martin.  MR. MARTIN AND' THE LIBERALS.  Joseph Martin is a champion of the  laboring classes. On the platform and  off the platform he loudly proclaims  his friendliness to the horny handed  son of toil. Tliere can-be' no doubt  about where Martin wishes to stand at  the present time. When Martin decides that -it is: expedient .to' exploit  certain political principles, he can do  so effectively enough, and the less he  believes in the policy he advocates the  more vehemently does he proclaim bis  faith in iti" Martin's championship of  the laboring classes, tike his espousal  of the Liberal cause, came because he  was driven to desperation by refusals  from wealthy opponents of organized  labor and prominent Conservatives.  Probably no man in this Province is a  stronger opponent of organized labor  than James Dunsmuir. He used his  great wealth to terrorize his workmen  and break up their organizations. He  employed cheap Chinese labor in the  face of a Provincial statute. He has  done everything to show his antagonism to organized labor, and. is considered by those who know, him to be  the arch enemy of the laboring' men.  When Joe Martin received a fiat from  the lieutenant-governor to form ��� a  government, did he go to a strong nian  who sympathized with the laboring  classes? Did he seek cabinet material  fromatnorig those who were ready at  least to accord a laboring man a measure of liberty in this Province? By  no means. He went to James Dunsmuir. Now, this statement' is made  on the authority of Joseph Martin  himself. He addressed a mass meeting at" Revelstoke a few days ago, aiid  according to the Vancouver World, his  only organ, Mr. Martin said that it  was charged that he was in league, or  collusion, with James Dunsmuir. When  he had decided to take up the task of  forming a government' he spoke to Mr.  Dunsmuir, but the latter said he did  not care to go into the matter. If  James Dunsmuir had accepted, we  wonder if some of the laboring men  who are now shouting for Martin  would be so enthusiastic!  Mr. Martin ��� is not without" his moments of ; weakness, however, when he  decides that a certain course is expedient, he follows it most enthusiastically, and gets very indignant if every  one does not follow him without question. It is when he is in this mood  that he throws of the veneer and exposes his lack of sympathy with those  whose votes' he is anxious to obtain.  Laboring men and others will admit  that the most aggressive champion of  labor in Kootenay is John Houston.  For several years he has been fighting  ^for-labor and^he:.never_lpsJ;_>_nipppoi>  tunity to promote the interests of the  laboring man. Accompanying Mr.  Houston's zeal is a large amnion nt of  common sense, and he is one of those  who refused to follow the man who  had just been' turned down by James  Dunsmuir. He is just as much" as ever  a champion of labor; for this reason he  cannot follow Martin and he lias the  courage to say so. Mr. Houston's  course does not please Mr. Martin, and  in dealing with him this self-constituted champion of labor shows that all  h is professions are a sham. He spoke  at Ymir the otheir day and told his audience that he would rather see John  Roderick Robertson elected than John  Houston. Mr. Robertson is is president of ^the Mine Owners' association,  and was the man who . made the. fight  against the eight-hour law in the Slocan. Mr. Martin's statement is characteristic" of the" man. He adopts certain good political principals to catch  votes, but he would sacrifice any or  all of them to gratify his ambition or  to be revenged on those who oppose  him.  Mr. Martin is also a champion of  the Liberal cause and any'Liberal who  does not support hini is a traitor.  Again Mr. Martin comes as an outcast  Before making himself leader of the  Liberals, he went to the Conservatives  and asked them,to join his cabinet. It  was -only after these Conservatives refused that- Mr. Martin became so  anxious to fight the battles of the  Liberal party.  Laboring men can accept as their,  leader a man who sought to ally himself with the Dunsmuir interests.  Liberals may fall down and worship a  political pariah, but there are laboring  men and there are' Liberals who have  too much respect for themselves and  By forcing the' sepafate'-'school question into the arena of federal politics  Mr.   Martin   did  the   liberals  a good  turn.    There is not the slightest doubt  that the success of the Liberals in  the  last genera] election was in a measure  due  to the fact that many Conservatives broke away  from their party because the position assumed by Conservative leaders on  this  question.    For  services rendered Mr.  Martin he is entitled; to some consideration;  but the  very peculiarities which  enabled him  to help the Liberal party   stand   in the  way of giving   him   any position   in  the party. . This tos; so forcibly recognized   by the Liberal   leaders- that  when the cabinet was constructed Mr.  Martin was left out.    Since that day to  this hq has taken  advantage  of every  opportunity to  harass  aiid embarrass  the Liberal  government.    When negotiations were being carried on at Washington last year with a view to settling  the> differences   between  Canada and  the United States,  Martin as attorney-  general of:the  Province  succeeded in  passing a bill which prevented Americans from holding  mineral  ciaims in  Atlin7  As solicitor of  the; Canadian  Pacific Railway  company  he endeavored to bulldoze the   Dominion government in giving the C.  P.   R.   concessions for the Crow's Nest road that the  government did  not feel disposed to  grant.      That  the Liberals lost Manitoba is partly due  to Mr.  Martin's action ih  opposing the Greenway   government.    That the Liberals lost Winnipeg is due to Mr. Martin's influence.  Here his niachiveliaii tactics recoiled  on himself.   Martin went down to Ot-  tawaand saw Sir Wilfrid Laurier.   He  was anxious that his brother, E. D.  Martin, should be selected for  Winnipeg.   He insisted that a straight government candidate should not be put  in the field, and undertook on behalf of  his brother to give Sir Wilfrid a loyal  support if the straight   Liberals did  not oppose him in.the fight.     Sir Wilfrid consented, and Martin  chuckling  with intense satisfaction   came back to  Winnipeg.     He saw the Conservative  leaders "and   told   them   that if they  wanted to get even with the   Laurier  government   they should   support his  brother.       His    brother    if   he    received   Conservative   support    could  knock out any straight Liberal.   The  Conservatives-also consented, and Mr.  Martin  was happy.    But  he  did  not  reckon with a class who are not politicians, and consequently  are seldom  turned from  what they consider their  duty by such   schemes   as   Martin's.  The   labor   element   nominated   Mr.  Puttee,   and^re^defeated    Joseph's  brother.    It was the same labor leader,  Mr. Puttee, who declared at an Ottawa  banquet that the only objection he had  to his opponent was that he was  a  brother of Joseph Martin's.   This will  give a fairly good idea of what the  labor leaders think of Mr. Martin in  Manitoba.  lyWhen Mr. MartinLwas called upon by  The Times agrees thoroughly with the,  conclusions of the writer; as much so,  in fact, as Hon. Smith Curtis can possibly do. Applied, however, to the  particular project of the Martin-Curtis  government to build a railway from  the" Coast ' to Kootenav, they fail  utterl3r to justify the undertaking.  In summing lip his arguments Mr.  Vail says:  "As the railway is a natural monopoly, it is not subject to successful  competition. All such efforts end  either in combination or ruin."  "Competition is foreign to all  natural monopolies."  " Let no one be deceived or diverted  from the issue by clap-trap arguments.  That all the railroads of the country  ought to be under one management is  acknowledged by as high an authority  as Mr. C. P. Huntington."  The crux of these arguments, which  110 doubt have Mr. Curtis' entire en-  dorsation, is that until all the railways  are under one management and owned  by one government, it would be folly  for the Province of British Columbia  to build the proposed railway from the  coast. It-m.u:_VoV'i-i-=cc-flpetition with  existing railways and " end either in  competition or ruin^" If Mr. Martin  believes in railway competition, as he  professes to do; he must give up the  theory of government ownership. If  he believes in the latter he must give  up the former The two are irreconcilable; but in his characteristic  way he adheres to both.  Divided authoritj- over or ownership  in railways is ���incompatible with national ownership. There can for that  purpose be only one ownership and  control. Either lhe Dominion or the  Provinces must exercise the exclusive  right of jurisdiction. It admits of no  argument, we think, that the Dominion, if any, government must own  and control all railways. With an immense inter-provincial and through  traffic, which demands long and continuous systems of communication, it  would be absurd to advocate that each  Province should own, control and regulate the sections within its own limits.  Obviously we must look to Ottawa to  inaugurate the great reform. If the  greater and superior power of lhe Dominion cannot undei take it; it would  be folly for the Province to attempt it.  cated to the members of :the House of  Commons press gallery, so that it-may  be told all over the ^country "at the;  earliest possible moment. Some of the  newspapers supporting the . government are selfish enough to wish to  have "the first -announcement," leaving the Conservative and independent  newspapers to copy "it from' them.  There might be some advantage to  them in this, but we are free to admit  from a newspaper man's standpoint  that such important news items are  better given out to all correspondents.  "News is news."  POLITICAL POINTERS.  Mclnnes to form a govern men f,~ was  he then so anxious to promote the  interests-of the Liberal part}-? By no  means. His first thoughts were for  strong Conservatives, and he went to  James Dunsmuir and others. It was  only when he was spurned ' by these  men that he declared himself a heaven-  born leader sent to lead the Provincial Liberal forces to victory. This  is the man loyal Liberals are asked to  follow.- Liberalism never calls upon  its believers to sacrifice their self-  respect or their independence. It  never calls upon them to follow a man  who considers himself of more importance than the party.  Joseph Martin may be able to hoodwink a few misguided Liberals in  British .Columbia, but he cannot inveigle Sir Wilfrid Laurier into an en-  dorsation of his leadership. Here is  Sir Wilfrid's reply to his overtures:  ���' I realize the force of keeping party  lines, ..but tlie reasons which I have  given you in my first letter must make  it plain to you that if party lines are  to be maintained I will expect that the  policy ;of the Federal government be  respected. There are no party lines iu  your programme, and I appeal to you  that it would have been easy for you  to givey, way to the policy which we  have enunciated." ���  GOVERNMENT   OWNERSHIP  RAILWAYS.  OF  The Times has received a pamphlet  on the "National Ownership of Railways," which has been sent by, and  with "the compliments of," Hon. Smith  Curtis. It is written by Rev. Charles  H. Vail of New York, and is in favor of  nationalization. From an abstract  point of view, and in  a  general way,  MR. MARTIN AND THE LIBERALS  At Revelstoke the other day Mr.  Martin repudiated the leadership of the  Liberal party.' He claimed that his  party was not appealing to the country  as a Liberal party, but as a- government pledged to certain principles set  forth in their platform. For this reason he was opposed to independent  candidates. Such men were no use to  him. Each constituency should declare itself-for or against .his government. Mr. Martin's Revelstoke declarations are scarcely in consonance with  those at Victoria, where he grandiloquently announced thut tie was fighting the election as leader of the Liberal party against the Conservatives  under the leadership of Charles Wilson. Mr. Martin's Revelstoke deliverance was characteristic of the man.  He is"always"r'.ady-to=~repudiate -party  or principle if he considers such a  course will advance his personal interests. '��� - ..  LAURIER'S POPULARITY.  A cablegram from London tells the  story of the Canadian premier's great  popularity in the mother country. It  notes: " Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the  Canadian premier, lacks little if anything of being the most popular man  in the British empire. England would  rejoice if he should visit the mother  country this summer. But he seems  to have definitely indicated that he is  not able to do so. Now the Anglo-  Canadians in London are drawing up  an address setting forth what the  framers conceive to be Sir Wilfrid  Laurier's services in Canada and the  empire. The document will be brilliantly illuminated and will be signed  by the leading members of the Anglo-  Canadian community in each British  center. The address will be presented  to the Canadian premier by Lord  Strathcona and Mount Royal, high  commissioner for Canada with the  British government. It is understood  that the address will be accompanied  by some sort of formal acknowledgment on the part of the British government to Sir Wilfrid Laurier's eloquent  championship of the imperial cause.  This means, of course, that similar  recognition will be extended to the  premiers of the other British colonies  who have done equal service for the  British arms in South Africa."  EDITORIAL NOTES.  When Lord Minto, Canada's popular  governor-general, gets important war  news, he promptly  has   it communi-  Hewitt Bostock thus discusses  Premier.Martih: "He is not a builder  up but a tearer down." We will all  agree that Mr. Martin is a terror���of  his own peculiar kind. ���."������-  How is it that in the selection of returning officers for the various con-,  stituehcies, the sheriffs '���-. who are  familiar with the duties of the position  have, been overlooked? It is another  piece of Martinism. 7. 7  y .���'-   :  Alderman Woods of Vancouver, who  is the labor man on tlie Conservative  ticket, enjoys political liberty "with ji  vengeance. 'He is now and has been  for years au employee of F. Carter-  Cotton,, whom he now opposes And  Mi*. Cotton does not deny his right to  do so. --  Montreal, May 1.���Hon. C. H.  Mackintosh is in the city. In an interview the ex-lieutenant-governor of the  Northwest Tetritories said he was convinced that Hon. Joe Martin's government would be defeated at the polls.  He considers that the election of Martin's government would be a disaster  to the Province.  Mr. Martin's declaration that if  given a"niajority he would re-enact all  legislation aimed at the Chinese and  Japanese "as it was disallowed, is regarded by the Victoria Times as having too much of the ring of the political bravo to make much of an. impression. The Times must not be too  severe on Mr. Martin. In the old days  of the Farmers' Union in Manitoba he  used to go about uttering similar  threat* in regard todisallowed-legislation in that province, and the gentlemen ��� with .straws- "in -" their whiskers*  hailed him as a heaven-sent leader.  Mr. Martin merely"fails fo take note of  the fact that there is a vast difference  between "the "einbtiohal make up of a  Manitoba.n and of a British Colum-  biariiy^Nelson Miner.  this .number over 20 were in various  stages ef* construction between'i'ttaer  foundation ind having the last Coat of-  paint put on. "Asked what * class\ of  people were building, he replied:  ���' Many mining, railroad and business  men in the.district over on our side are  buiTuing homes'for tr_eir"-fami_ies, and  the reason they are doing so at Columbia is its ..very "health)-'- situation. I  might say that amOhg- 6ther improvements will. be.a solid brick'..two-sjtory.  business block and a $4,000 church for  the Raptist denomination. In the wav  of civic improvements, considerable  work will be done on the streets and in  extending sidewalks ; an electric-ligjit  a'nd'.^vater-wof'ks'service is *also:to.be  installed and.fire apparatus purchased.  You read in' the ' papersyof the. big  freight traffic that is being carried ori  at Grand Forks. This is -all absurd.  Not a team or a teamster, or a pound  of.freight destined for Republic, arid  the're'is oyerl^OOQ toris-of it,, goes' anywhere near Grpnd Forks. They are  simply playingon words by malting  out that j th is ...ton nagel ��_��� ��� bene'fittin g  Grand Forks. because it. goes to the  Grand Forks freight depot/which isi in  Columbia*:. All..this, business, and.the,  road"bet.yeen Columbia: arid Republic'  was never so crowded with, teams as it-  is how, is benefitting Columbia, and  all travel 'from: Rossland and points  East for' the Reservation gets off at  the Grand Forks station, but it  titays over where the station ,is���in  Columbia."  BUTCHERS  jiii.  Special   Attention   .Given    to    the  Supply of  Milling Camps.  PRINCBT0rt, B.C.  One of the>niost amusing features of  the present campaign is the patronizing policy which Premier Martin has  adopted toward Ralph Smith, the leader  of the labor party, and the. blunt manner in which the same has been received by the Nanaimo .man. Ralph  Smith says that there is much that is  good, in the Martin programme, but he  is not supporting the frarner of it because in the.'first place.ihe does not,  believe that Martin will' be given a  chance to give effect -to-any of the  reforms outlined. in... his.,, programme,  and in the second place he does not  think "that 'Premier- Martin is sufficiently sincere to7give effect to^ the  reforms even were he returned for the  express purpose of carrying them out.  There is only one paper in the Provj  incethat does hot understand what  R^lph^Sniith means in this statement.  That- paperas tfiFVaaicbuyer World,-^"  Nelson Tribune. ' "'  !' ASmD^THEytlMESMAN.   f  *������.'��� *  #��#**<.*#####*#*<'#<���##}!���#*�����*��.  'Mr. Robins, of the firm of Harvey &  Robins, returned from a three weeks'  trip to Southern Alberta on Saturday's  train. He brought back with him, fpr  trie livery business, a car containing  21 horses, which willbeunloadedtoday.  He says that they were the pick of the  range���a range uoted.for.the.excellence  of its horseflesh. Thirteen, of', the  bunch are saddle-horses. There are  three teams of .pretty, blacks.for. driv-.  ing. He says that Alberta is picking  up wonderfully, 'and, that-both;Mac;  Lcod and Pincrier Creek-are _nore;.th an;  booming. Mr.' and Mrs. Robins will  take tip their permanent residence, in a  suite of rooms in the National.  In the-register at'the'Hotel Armstrong alTimes man found a peculiar  coincidence on the page th*at contained  the Saturday arrivals. The name  Williams is one of the most frequent  surnames*, in -English-speaking - countries, bdtv rarely dp four gentlemen, of  a similar nanie happeniutp a hotel the  same day and one, after; another -inscribe a surname 'which; is ;exkc.tly  alike, This, .however, occurred son  Saturday, -the-.following being--registered: W.Williams, Montreal (he is  father to), W. R. Williams, Phoenix;  then there were W. Yolen Williams of  the same town, and R. P. Williams, of  the Jenckes Machine company, to complete the .list. .        [ . ���  A. W. Ross, the indefatigable Columbia townsite agent, was in the city  yesterday. To a Times, naan.lie said  that his company had maide contracts  for 40 new cottages and private residences to be built in Columbia.   Of  WM. A. NICHOLLS  ii. ife.* inild iul.  ���   ���  Spokane, Wash. U. S.  THE SIMILKAMEEN,  Martin, Harris &   c.  E. E. HARDWICK, BUSINESS MGR.  PRINCETON, Bf G  All Roads Lead from the  To-'W       ' ���  ���"*  "~ Copper'Mouhtain,  Twenty Mile,"  Granite Cree, -. -.   -  - Rocne- River,- - -" "   --  Tulameen, ���..  Big Soo and  J Nicola., *   ;   '  Rates Reasonable,  John-H.. JAfcKSON, -Soli^ Proprietor.  ; princETON, B, C.  J. NB-.1..  J. WATT  %''"fll-VL.Vft 7*- ������������r ������'.���  Keremeos. is. the Center of ..the  '������-���:: Siniialmeen Mining^Belt,7::  -    Evi#f HII# NEW  ;;'"  AND UP-TO-ttATE.  Rates Reasonable  -E   .O. ALDOUS.  J.BUDD  ALDOUS & BUDD  Hauling' and Packing!  '        ���*���     _.  To Mining Camps-  . .-fii  A Specialty , . ..  Best Accommodation.  Vm  Horseshoeing and  General Blacksmithin.  __,___, Princeton, B, G.   HO! F$R THE  .      -    -      t   i  Similkameehi  i  Stage now running from  ���i7rt-JFaijNtfei��'t<  ,;,.:4;-';.;-H<f^W#J  I<eaves Fairview ori-Monaays  at  8  a. m.y returning leaves  Keremeos on Tuesday sat 8 a.m.  ��� ** *.  Ul; Bine, manager,j  Fairview and Kere the!  PWNCETON/B. .  n  Conveyancing done. Information on  Mining Properties f urriisHedat reasonable rates.  PRINCETON, B, C.  FUI.E STOCK OF . . .".  GENERAL.,  MERGHANDIS]  Jit Keremeos.  Harness and Saddler!  Jit Fairview*  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby, given that I intend  apply to the board of license commissioners  the City of Greenwood at their fi-st jneetir..  after the expiratio-n of thirty days, for a licenf  to sett liquor by retail on the premise-), know  as  the National  Hotel, situated oa  Copp  Street, Greenwood, B. C.  Dated ISth day April, 1900.  LOUIS BOSSHARi  ni THE) GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  '7  Greener Vs: Grand Forks  \  as a ^^ngJCentre.  \  I  pXul JohnSow'S Views  He  Showf "ty Figures" the Relative  Cost of Spielting. by ^ater    \  arid. Steam; Pp-wer^f       \.  ��� Greenwood vs. -Grand Forksvas;a  srrielting, centre, .oi*/ why, the * latter  place is;not as'desirable "as'this city,  for the location of a smelter plant, is  brieflyV,.-the subject' of "the following  conversation had with , Paul Johnson,  m anager of, the. smelting**, departmen t  of; the British ;Colninpia Copper company. ��� Every since Grand' Forks first  came before: the public, it has laid  claim; to b.eihg' tbe only.smelter, point  in^ the'Boundary district,-on account pf  the power.capable"ofgeh'ekation*up the  Nortli :. Fork '. of'.the -Kettle' f i yet*,' and.  leaving.its cl;_iin.Jiere, it' forgets that  power is trot Iho only?- desir4tp.tii.tp''the  success oi-ya: snv.-l.Hng :'plant_ E.:.Mr.  Johnson today droy-, attention to a'cbpy  ofi the Rossland Mi,"-r of Wednesday  the 25th, > containing, ia .Grand-. Forks,  itern regarding- the firrancial-istitejtfent:  of the :Grawby-C_ons6iid;'it--d^Mini^g'.&.  Smelting company,, .-.yhicti incltt'dedthe  question- of *-power_. and .".smelting  ch'arges-'.l in which/i.it'- claimed- thkt  after looking the whole of .-the Bound-  district over '"-)for theyinpst suitable  plaice to establish a'smelter, and visited  tlie following plices with rthat end in  view : Cascade* Grand Forks,' Carson,  Midway and.rGree'nwo6cl,7ahd: after'  locking.., over���these .sites-*and.making  careful,surveys and figures, we decided  that Grand Forks offered the cheapest  and lUestKp.iace."''; ..Contiuuing,^he arj  tide says : ���' In this'.'cpunttyV generafe  ing. horsepower by steam with coal as  fufel has'been fouud.to :cost about..$125  p&3*? horsepower _ per;.annum.| Abater  power,." the writer .'says,;"will" 7cost  from $15 to $20 .per^'hprsepowerper  annum." ..,       ;.  "I have read this article over carefully, '"Mr.: Johnson "said 'to' 'a^Ti'tries  man, "but it appears to me that the  old'saying that -difEeren*^"dpctore;bave  different opinions' riitgfif*;wMl^i&e..applied toI''the * siheltiug guestion* in jthe  Boundary district.' ��� -When .-j first .came  tothis "district oni^ehalfi.o^Wy-rcom*-  pany I *vvas.appr6ached|;by'';t^ei*people  Of Granc."Forks andjthexepresetitatiye  bf the Granby Smelfen.whb ;tbld me  'thai there' were reajly 'only two smelter  sites in the Bouii'daLt^l^lie; best one  "was at .Grand Forks and'the second  best at Midway, :but that.they would  generoii sly; .'pffer me' a -' f��$&.' site if ,1  | Would build the^Mother Lode smelter  at their town. .1 thanked them and  \told them I;.intended;tb lobkyover the  ^district first. It did riot takeme long  ,to ascertain what I was"^liiostahxious  to find out, viz., .yhat^poiut. was most  central toja-.vm.ajoVityrvaf^the camps of  \\,c- r.;btr.rr.K^;-]_hat ppiut. vvasJGrfeen-  blast, does not need more .than 125-  hprse-power per 24 hours for.its running. This 125-horse-power every 24  hours will require 7,500 pounds of coal,  which at one-quarter of a cent per  pound makes $18.75 the cost of the  power as far as-coal is concerned for  smelting 300 tons each day, so that the  cost of ���; power really! only amounts to  6X cents per ton of ofe treated. This  can be improved upon, to some, extent  by water power, which though as a  rule requires ai he-*.vy.initial expendU  tiir'e for the construction bf dams;'  flume and machinery. T^he savirig 6n*  each'ton of bre'smelted by water power  may be approximately put at'2c. a ton,  or $67for> 300 tons smelted per : day,  which.iin my opinion is not- an extremely large item. : ' -.-: .  _ "If we now. take- the; question of  the transportation of ores to the smelter,, which I think is the more important one. I figure, that the average distance of the mines surrounding the  smelter here from which we expect to  dravfr'bur supply' 'of'..ore, is only  four miles. With the' railroad already  built, and the local tramway which  has, been started, there; is: no reason  why the ore should cost to be transported to the smelter here more than 40  cents per ton, which on a distance of  four miles' only from the smelter makes  10 cetitsper ton per mile. On the: other  hand, the distance, of: the mines- at  Phoenix from Grand Forks is over  29 miles and I hardly believe that this.1]  ore will be hauled this distance for less  than, on an ;average,:$l.;a ton. Thus  the Greenwood smelter by. being in .the  ceuter.of the mines will have an advantage b if 60 cents par ten of ore on the  |'average freight, to the smelter. Smelting 300 tons a' day at 60- 'cents less per  ton ori freight is a saying of $180 per  day; or $54,000 per yeir. ^Whereas  water power gives a saying of $6 per-  day only,1 -which gives $2,160 for, a year  of 360;days; on a ���300-ton.snielter-basis  per day. After all you can see that it  is not .necessary to' locate/a. smelting  :plant where water power is abundant,  so much as.it isito locate- it where the  mines are. t,There, is. always one danger with water power, depending upon  its supply, from;; a,;dam, which, as has  been shown in past experience,.is not  always to be depended ii'pbri! in time of  floods,'as the'dam builders will admit,''  he'concluded:    !*  fffflfflE:iEETM  OF   MINERS OF    MEYERS   CREEK  WILI, RESIST BY FORCE-  The above resolutions are the outgrowth of a miners' meeting held in  Bolster a few weeks ago, of which  mention was made in The Times. The  evident intention of the resolutions is  to resist, b}' force if necessary, all at.  terripts at claim-jumping- in .this district. ;:     : ��� ' ��� . ;.....  :���,; .  .:Oneof the miners, on being asked  at. the meeting what was the idea intended to..be conveyed byr,the,word  "physical" in the resolutions, answered: "We intend to hang them!". .  There has; been considerable trj^iblg  over this claim-jumping, resulting in  fist fights, law suits and culminated in  the 7blo\ving-up of Iw. L-- Patrick's  house. There are now three claimants  to the ground on which the house was  erected.  Resolutions   were afterwards introduced by Attorney Ernest Peck in conformance ..with   the sectionof the session laws of '99, making road-buiiding  applicable as annual labor and assessment, work.  ........  ,,,The resolutions provoked a lengthy  discussion and .were earnestly supported by Attorneys JPeck and Schuyler, and the legal'fraternity was called'  upon to explain the purport of the  resolutions. They were voted down by  a vote of 66 to 16.     '  The meeting then adjourned, the majority of" the miners; seeming Highly  pleased at the results attained.  WAR REVIEW  The  Views  of  the  Correspondent.  Globe  PLAYING WITH THE BOERS  Entire Army Will Svviifc Northward  With Karee as a Pivotal  Point.  #��.��i!tiMi*��###*#i)e��'###*##��'#J)'e66  | NEWS OF THE 'RAILS AUD WIRES |  # '��� '-'tt'  ���": .���������''.-���������"���'-     -"jj  #��<.${J.������#����_j.##*>��#$#��ii.#��4-��#  The down town C. P. R.. telegraph  office has had a spring cleaning andre-  papering. "  Percy Dean, cashier of.the local passenger depot, who;��� has. been sick for  some time convalescing at his home at  Lethbridge, : returns here today for  duty. 7.      .���,;-.������;���:       ���-'���   ' '���  Conductor F.Newman, who has been  running a construction train, will be  transferred on -Wednesday" to be conductor on, the freight be.tween here and  Grand Forks.    ,7-     ... ���-.-,..-  H. Cresson Is Re-Elected Mining Recorder-  There Was a Large Attendance at Which  - a Set of Resolutions Were Adopted Against  Claim Jumping���Harsh Measures will Be  ; Taken of Any Infraction.  the; jdistrfctv  wood, and it was here ^1^ decided fojr  ecpnomic^reasons JtolocaTe^he^smelter.  Greenwood is'the center of six mining  camps,  all   directly*-tributary...'to   it,  within   a   radius  not exceedirig'   ten  "nYilp"iri"-iriy"directum;"arid -ali'haying  a i-jatural gravitation toward thiscpla6e,  I do not consider a water power suqh a  great q.dyantage as I do neajn-js-syto,  the>mines,   There' aire dozens^6f\ex-|  cellent .smelter sites .in- the! distfict!,:  but the - iq.uestion As, the; cheapness'of-  getting the. ore to them, -\yhich in my  experience, .is , the JirstytKit_g,y:tbi.b.e.  reclioned   in   selecting   a   site   for   a  smelter, for a smelter man who knows  his business can always overcome the  difficulty of fluxing ore.   ,.;.    ,  .:'?. Now,;the; a!rticlie:.;in: question deals  with -tliei cost  of ('ithe 'cheapness'! Of  water power. as. against} steam .power.  I,et me give yoit-a.ifew.ifig-.ures:  'Jt.-;is'  claimed that one-horse-power, per annum, costs" on  an  average* $125.-    I  figure the cost at a" great deal less,  bearing in mind that..we will.use com-,  pound engines, together with condensing, and  in this: case it is.safe lo_as-  su'nie, with Crow's7Nest ^pal-as-fuel,  the consumption of - coal 7will not exceed two and a half, pounds per horsepower per hour. This means'60 pounds  oi: coal per horse-power every 24 hours,  and this  rriuUiplied :by 360 (represent-!  ing a fali.y|ar) gives..:the!r.amount.for?  supplying one-horse-powe^fer anrium  at 21,600 pounds of coal.   Crow's Nest  coal costs at the mine $2-per ton of  2,000 pounds.   The freight "to Greenwood is$3 per ton; thus;the, total cost  laid down at the smelter w||ibe $5.per,  tori.   These~ figures then {five*.tlie cost  of one-horse-power per year, as far as  the producing of  the^ power itself is  concerned} equal to.;��54,-as again%t.the  supp^ised";;iost7o.f .^$L2����^7' The  Hbrser  j^wer-necessary tor runya smelter/of  300 tons capacity eYeryj:24 hours, you  will see, is not so much after all.  "Again,  a smeltet   of JSOO-tons  capacity, together with the sample mill,  which. .will jtake > every  10; percent of']  the ore for a sample,  and by using a  No. 1l/z   Cpnnesville   blower   for  the  . Chesa**-**, Wash., April 27.���The regular annual meeting of miners and tho.se  interested in the mines of Myers'Creek  Mining District was held iii Chesaw  last Saturday.' The meeting 7was the  largest of the: kind ever held in this  district, and'������ fully 100 miners were in  attendance. "The meeting was .called  to orderby/the mining .recorder, J. L.  Cresson; 7-G-..M. Williams was elected  chairman of.: the meeting and J. Ti.  Cresson secretary. The.reading of the  minutes of tlie last meetin'g and tlieir  acceptance, was followed''by the election" of a mining-recorder for this district. . J.. -H...Cresson .was renominated  and elected by acclamation.  Oti Saturday evening the operating  departmentof the C. & W.', to'ok over  from the construction department the  Mother ]_.o'de sjiur'^ The: line- is now  open for business.:   ...  ��� . ��� '  '  TH.. T- -Wilgress, who has been in  charge of the C.P.R. land department  ior the Boundary district, with'/head  office:-here, will leave tomorrow -for  Nelson.': Mr. Wilgress has suggested  to the Iyand Commissioner at Winnipeg ;the name of a Greenwood gentleman to take charge of the office here.  The report that the main line to  Midway will not be finished until after  the spur from Hartford junction to  Phoenix and the sub-spurs to the mines  in Greenwoed and Wellington camps  are completed, is again changed.' It is  said that ori Thursday, the construction  gang will leave Grand Forks���rby which  time they will have .completed the  spur .to the smeltnr���for Greenwood  and that the balance of the main line  will be completed immediately., This  is.the.last order issued from Trail and  may be cancelled before Thursday  next/. There is, perhaps, some foundation for this,' as Midwiay is to celebrate on-the 24th, and.the C. p". R.  with ah eye to business is probably  anxious to run an excursion, instead  of allowing- .the: business to go by  wagon road. Over 120 men are employed pn the. construction train. _  Toronto, May 1.���In reviewing the  war situation for the Globe, its London  correspondent says:  L,orcl Roberts' extended movement  for the clearance of his eastern flank  hns been directed from Bloemfontein  over, a front 70 miles long, from Karee  Siding to Wepener. The principal  cli.mge effected yesterday was the occupation of Dewetsdorp by General  Chermside's division without opposition. .General French, had made a  close approach to the Thaba N'Chu  road, but. was not in time to close it.  General Rundle had been pla3'ii*g with  the Boer force, in the hope of holding  it until its line of retreat nortlnvard  could be cut off by.General French and  General Hamilton, The Boer commander, alarmed by the ..advance of  General French, and bj' the occupation  of Sanna's Post, had withdrawn his  forces iu time to escape being surrounded. ��� The road to Thaba N'Chu  was still open, and it was the natural  line of retreat to either Winburg or  I<adybrand..  '7 "''    '" AiySANNA'S POST. *  The Boer forces occupying the hills  near Sanna's Post covered the direct  approach to Thaba.N'Chu from Bloemfontein, and if they could succeed in  holding back General Hamilton and  the ninth division the retreat of all the  commandos northward or eastward  would, be. assured. TThe mounted infantry had .cleared the hills before the  ninth .division came up. The results  are. still in doubt, but there are no-  signs that the Boers have been entrapped, as Cronje was at Paardeberg.  Thaba N'Chn willprobably be evacuated, as Dewetsdorp has been, arid the  Boer forces will retire to __,adybfand.  where they can be.joined bythecom-  niandos retreating from Wepener. The  road , from 17adybrand will -be open to  Winburg and Seriekal. * Lord .Roberts  has succeeded ,in accomplishing the  primary object of clearing his flank  I'from'the presence of raiders who have  menaced his lines of communications.  Colonel Dalgetty's relief by General  Brabant has been accomplished, and  the raiding operations from Thaba  N'Chu southward are at an end. The  enemy fled on Tuesday night from  Wepener. Lord Roberts'army is now  in readiness to move northward after  effecting this clearance of the southeastern reaches of the Free State.  PROBAB&E FUTURE OPERATIONS.  The shrewdest observers have not  expected, enmeshing Boers in ��� the so-  called 7 enveloping movement. They  are now looking for a sudden transformation of the situation. They assume that the entire army will swing  northward with Karee Siding as a  pivot, and that Brandfort, Winburg  and Senekal will be emptied by this  broad turning movement. According  to-- this, .view. Generals   Brabant  and  Visited Many Camps.  Geo. R. Naden and E. B. Fraser, a  mining engineer from Silverton,, have  returned from a ten-day trip visiting  Chesaw, Fairview, Keremeos, Prince-  town and Copper Mountain. Mr. Naden reports that the main shaft on the  Sunset has reached a depth of 197 feet.  At the 100-foot level a drift was run 25  feet, and from it a crosscut, said to be  all in ore, for a distance of 75 feet. The  mine had been closed down as water  was coming in too freely. A pump  will be installed.  Mineral Act, 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  WarEafrle Mineral claim situate in the Kettle  River Mining- Division of Y-��le District.  Where Located :     In Camp McKinney.  TAKE NOTICE tliat I, John P. McLeod,  Free Miner's Certificate No. B63S6, as  apent for William . Yunkin, "Free  Miner's Certificate No. B��5"l,  intend sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of  oblaiiiim? a Crown jfraut of iho above claim.  And . further   take notice that action under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2SUi dav of Februarv, 1903.  J'. P. "McLEOD.  Mineral Act 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  -GSM" Mineral Claim situate id the Kettle  River Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located :   Caiip McKinney.  TAKE   NOTICE that I, John P. McLeod,  Free  Miner's  Certificate  No.   B6356.   as  agent        for Htijrh.        Canie.ori,        Free  Miner's Certificate No*. A1S742. iatend sixty  days from -he date herao.. to apply  to the Mining- Reco.'ler ibr a Ceriificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And ' fuvtticr take notice oat action   under  section 37, must be comn-e-iccd before the issuance of sirch Certificateof miorovements/  Dated this 2Sth day of Febnia?v, 1900.  J. P.'McLEOD.  MINERAL, -ACT,   1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  'LE ROI"Mineral Cl.im situate in the Kettle  River -Mining- DivKion of Yale District.  Where located :   Cnup McKinney.  TAKE NOTICE that i; John P. McLeod,  Free Miner's CertiScate No. B6356 as ageut  for James Copelaud;Free Miner's Certificate No  B5507, intend, six ly days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mininer Reco-'der for a Certificate of Improvements, fo.' the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.' :  And further ta!:e: notice that action, under  section 37, must.be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 28 day of Februarv,1900.  ���    J. P. McLEOD.  , The. following, resolutions were next  introdweed and adopted without a dis--  ,se_^ttng>yote:-;y7-l y] ���������.If "',*-"-.-.'���"   *:-V;"  : 11 Whereas, -Gl^m-juin'giiig- has "become  J so ^prevalent'in-;:Mjrers.Creelc ]\i.ning  'DiStritt aWto -Haterially*1 interfere with1  the prosperity pf the camp and cause  honest prospectors and. claim-owners  much trouble and serious financial loss  by casting a cloud over theirtitle and  -involving them in litigation; and  Whereas, As in most cases the object  of the claim jumper . is blackmail^ as  is. evident by his proposing' ,to divide  the clai^i. Avith the.rightful owner, or  take a fixed sum for his alleged interest   immediately: after consum-tnacing  his dishonest work; arid         ������-  :* Whereas^ As a rule the pestilent-fellows, engaged.-in . claim jumping have  no respect for the rights of others, the  pretense���where ,any at- all is given:  beiugWually some slight'defect-in location or assessment work which the  the courts have uniformly held to Be  immaterial, when hb'nest intent'on the  part of the locator or owner, is shown  ^by a s'ubstafitial compliancei^with the  ���mming laws;*? f)\?rj.y j /V? \ '"-      ������  * "Be it^esolved, By the' _nTner.s   aiid  claim owners of Myers creek mining  district in regular meeting assembled,  that we condemn claim jumping as a  dishonest endeavor to wrest from the  honest owner  that     which     he    has  earned by the sweat of his brow and  to which he is justly entitled;'          Resolved, That claim-jumping will  not be tolerated, in this district,when  the bwiier is in -possessibn of his claim  and-.h'asj.substatnti'^ly;7cbtnplied with  'thelawo?y'y.7 .iyyy y ;.'7- ;-".  Resolved, That we pledge ourselves,  morally, physically and financially,  both individually and collectively, to  enforjee these.resolutions and to,rid the  district of "the incubus known as the  claim-jumper.  A prominent party df Canadian Pacific railway officials' arrived   ih  the  city  yesterday    afternoon y: and'.are  guests at the Hotel Armstrong.     The  party- includes W.   Cross;  master   mechanic of the system  with headquarters at Winnipeg; R.  Mee,   traveling  engineer for the Pacific division with  headquarters, at   Vancouver;   F.    li).  Hoobs, master hi ecli ah ic of'the Pacific  division with   headquarters at Revelstoke, and J.' T. Lawrence, "trainmaster of the Columbia & Western.   Master Mechanic Cross was" the-only member of the party who was paying his  initial   visit   to   the   Boundary,   and  acted   as   spokesman.     To a  Times  man he said:     " Our trip has no particular significance except to note   the  progress   being made in this section.  We were out to the smelter this morning  and  came "away  highly  pleased  with our-visit.  I want to tell you that  the smelter   is being   constructed on  permanent lines, and from the information    we    possess   regarding   the  many camps surrounding Greenwood,  it will not be long before it must increase its capacity.   With Greenwood  we are all delighted;  it  is a very progressive place,  as . is evidenced by its  municipal building, hospital,  business  blocks  and  "the way. the '.streets   are  kept in order.   These points all count  when a stranger Happens among you,  and railroad-men have a faculty   of  sizing things up.     That the C P_ R.  will not-overlook this point  you may  rest  assured.     When   ihe smelter   is  blown in and ore commences to move  here, our rolling stock will be largely  increased on   this branch, which will  necessitate repair shops right at home.  At   present   everything  is   done   at  Trail  or  Nelson,   but changes   come  rapidly and necessity will compel the"  company to make this an   important  point."  MINERAL ACT,1.1896." .  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.    .-.'���.'.,  "DAISY    FRACTIONAL"' -Mineral    claim,  situate in the Kettle River'Mining" Division  ���   of  Yale rDistrlct.   Where   located;   sCamp  McKinney.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John P. McLeod,  Free Miners ..Certificate No. BG3S-_, as  agent for Duncan A, Cameron, Free Miner's  Certificate No. E5655. intend sixty d:>ys irom the  date hereof, to apply to the Miniug Recorder  for a Ceriiiieate o�� Improvement.., 'ioc'. the  purpose of obtaining a Crown' Grant of fhe  above claim. .  And further take notice that aciion, under  section 37, must be commenced before the is-  suau-;e of si.cli Certi ficaie of Improvenieuts.  Dated this 28-h.dav of February, 1900.  J. P. McLEOD.  T  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.  AKE NOTICE that I, C. JE. Shaw as  agent for James R. McMackson, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B13556 and William H.  MCMackson, Free Miners Certificate No. B13593  intend; sixty days from date iiereof, to apply to  the Mi ning "Recorder for a Certificate of Ira  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 issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated the 20th day of November, 1899.  192 C. M- SHAW.  MINERAL ACT, 1896.  Certificate  of  Improvements.  'NOTICE.' '  TEXAS mineral claim, situate In the Kettle  River  Mining-   Division of   Vale  District.  Where located :   Providence camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Charles Noble  Collins*. Free Miner's Certificate . No,  19729a, 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 Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 26th dav of Februarv, 1900.  192, CHARLES NOBLE COLLINS.  MINERA  Certificate of Improvements.  -  rsiOTIOE.  BENDIGO mineral claim, situate in the Kettle  River Mining division of Yale district.  Where located:   In Kimberly camp. '  TAKE NOTICE that I. Isaac H. Hallett, as  ���'. ag-ent for Nicholas Garland, free miner's .  certificate No. 190OIA, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof- to appiy to the mining recorder  for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant to the abbv-  claim.  ���' '      -       '���'  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 8th day of March, 1900.  I. H. HALLETT.  MINERAL ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  TINTIC Mineral Claim, situate in the Kettle  River-Mining  divisiou   of  Yale   district.  ��� ;Where located:   In Deadwood camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. Hallett,  free miner's certificate No. 19S10A, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a certificate of improvement's for the purpose of obtaining a crown  graut of tha above claim.  And further take, notice that action, under  section 37, must be'commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.' .  -. Dated this 12th dav of March, 1900.  I. H.Hallett.*'  MINERAL   ACT.  '-TV  Hart will advance to Ladybrand from  Wepener, and the five divisions which  are now close together at Dewetsdorp  and Sanna's Post will move northward  through Thaba N'Chu. The success  of a turning movement of such breadth  would depend upon the transport service. Lord Kitchener is reported to be  a miracle-worker, who has revolutionized the transport service, and imparted a large increased mobility to  the entire army, the turning movement  niay be begun immediately from Dewetsdorp and Wepener. Veterans here  are somewhat disappointed by the turn  affairs have taken. They assert that  the Boers are retreating withotit having received a decisive defeat, and  that they will return in small bands  and resume their guerilla tactics as  soon as the British army retires to the  railway line or marches northward.  ��� ��� i'��� Mineiir Act, 1896*     .- ��� ���,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ,,..,:..;;.������ NOTICE. ..  ST. LAWRENCE Mineral Claim, situate'in  the Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  District. Where. located: .Iu . Deadwood  camp, adjoining tlie Mother Lode Mineral  clame. ' :'    '���-'���'   "      -.���:-:������' ��� '.  AKE  NOTICE that  I, Arthur Murdoch        Wniieside, as  agent for the Deadwood  Gold Copje. company, free miner's certificate No. 157713, inte.'d, sixty days from  tlie date hereof, to apply .o'.beMiiiin-j Recorder  for a Certi'icate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaiuhig- a Crown Grant to the above  claim.  r   And further take notice. that action, .under  section 37, must be comnieuced before the is-  uance of such certificate of impvove_ucn_s.  ��� Dated this 10th day of Februarv. _��.. D. 1900. .  J89-9. A. M. WHITESIDE.  MINERAL ACT, 1896.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  ^YLVWTE R���Kr=Miu^*al"Clai  Greenwood camp, Kettle Riyer*Mining division of Yale dictric'-. Where located:  North of and adjoining the Cimetou mineral  claim. "  TAKE NOTICE that I, A. M. Whiteside,  as ajeut for L. I. Ostroski, free miner's  cei'Lifica.e No. 1S59GA, C. Scoct Galloway, free  miuer's certificate No. E7777, J. Circn, free  miner's certificate No. B63S0, P. W. Dillon, free  miner's ceitilicate No. 1S597A, D. Moylau, free  miner's certificate No. 1*61.6. sixty days from  the dcte hereof, to apply to the Mining Re-  corde.. for a Certificate of Improvements for the  purpooe of obtaining a Crown Grant for the  above mineral claim.  Aiid f iu-tber take notice that p.ction,. under  section 37, must be com meuced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.  Dated this lath day of Januarr, A. D. 1909.  A. M. WHITESIDE.  Certificate of Improvements.  ���'"��� notice;-  BUTCHER BOY Mineral Claim, situate in the  Kettle River Milling division of Yald:dis-  trict;   Where located:   In Dead wood camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. Hallett,  as agent for the Butcher'Boy Gold and  Copper Miuitigcompkiiy, limited, non.personal  liability, free miner's certificate No. B28965,  inteud^sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  u> the raining- 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 6th day of March, 1900.  I. H. HALLETT.  MINERAL   ACT.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE. "'���'������    ���'���'���"..  BALLARAT Mineral Claim, situate in the  Kettle River Mining division of Yale district.   Where located:   In Kimberly amp,  TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. Hallett, as  agent-for Nicholas Garland, free miner's  certificate No. 19661A, iulend,' sixty days from  the dale hereof, iuteud to apply to the mining  recorder for a certigcale of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining a crown- grant to the  above claim.  Aiid further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before tbe issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this'4th day of March, 19C0.  I. H.HALLETT.  MINERAL   ACT.  1896.  The Jenckes Machine company has  sold an engine, boiler, hoist, puinp,  3-horsepowar engine, bucket, etc., to  the Royal Victoria Gold Mining company, which is operating property in  Brown's camp, says the Rossland  Miner. The sale was . made by Mr.  Richard Williams, the Greenwood representative of the company. The plant  was iin stock in this city and was  shipped to Greenwood on Tuesday.  Superintendent John Peterson informed the Times todaj- that under  telephonic instructions from the Spokane office of the St. Lawrence mine,  received last night, he was otdered to  close down development and go to  Spokane to consult with the directors  regarding the proposed steam plant  that is now absolute^' necessary for  the properdevelopmentof the property.  The shaft is all timbered down to a  depth of 75 feet. Mr. Peterson left today for Spokane.  . MINERAL ACT. 1896.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT.  NOTICE.  "BARROW" Mineral   Claim  situate   in  the  Kettle  River  Mining   Division   of   Yale  District.    Where  Located :'    Iu   Skylark  Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Isaac H. Hallett, as  agent for George R. Naden, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 14357A, lean P. Desrosiers, Free Miners Certificate No. I'604c, John  Layea.v, J-'ree Miuer,s Certificate No. B6355,  Frank II. Parker, Free Miner's Certificate No.  li.150 and Earnest J. Livermore,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 1*6321,  intend sixty days from date hereof, to apply to the "Mining Recoider for acertificateof  Improvements, foi- the purpose of obtaining a  crown Grant of the above claims.  And  further lol.e noi.ee that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of Krch certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 16 day of March. 1900.  SS-uY 1. H. HALLETT,  Certificate of Improvements.  ���y  NOTICE.:  Ah There, Svd M. Johnson and Deadwood  -^-r;mineralclaims,situate-in^tUc^Kettle river-  mining division of Yale district.    Where  located:   Deadwood camp.  ������-���-'���' AKE NOTICE that I. Forbes M. Kerby  as agent for Geo. D. Ley sou, free miuer's  ificate No. 1.6472, inteud,'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 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, 19C0.  FORHES M. KERBY.  MINERAL   ACT.  MINERAL ACT, 1900. .^  Certificate  of Improvement.  NOTICE  '���JOL1ETTE FRACTIONAL" Mineral Cla.m  situateiu the Kettle RiverMi<i'��i_f Division of  Yale District.    Where  looted :   Deadwood  Camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John P. McLeod,  Free Miuer's Certi lie? te No. E6336. as  agent for John 13. Desrosiers, Free Miner's  Certificate No. L60.3. 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 Graut of 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, 1900.  J. P. McLEOD.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  RATTLER Mineral Claim, situate' in the Kettle River Milling division of Yale district.  Where located:Iu Wellington camp.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Isaac H. Hallett, as  agent for William Garland, free miner's  certificate No. 18680A, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apul^' to the mining recorder for a. certificate ol improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a crown grant to the  above claim.  Aud further take notice that action, under  section 37, must bt: commenced before the issuance of such certificateof improvements.  Dated this 6th day of March. 1900.  I.U. HALLETT.  MINERAL ACT, 1896,  CERTIFICATE    OF    IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  HAMILTON Mineral Claim situate in the  Kettle River Mining Division of Yale  District. Where , located : *' Kimbcrly  Camp.  TAKE NOTICL that I, Mary Garland, Free  Miner's Ccitificate No. 10632a intend  sixty days after date hereof to apply to the  Mi ning Recorder for q Certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.*  And further take notice that   action nnde  Scetiou 37   must   be   commenced   before -th  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 27lh dav of February, 19G3.  28-37 .      ,  . MARY GARLAND  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that at the ��� first meet-'  ing of the License Commissioners for the City  of Greenwood, held after thirty days from this  dale, the undersigned will apply for a transfer  from A. Archarabeault & Co. (formerly held by  Geanreau & Cot1, to Bailey & Co. of the hotel  license of the Alberta Hotel.  A. ARCHAMBEAULT & CO  Greenwood, B. C, March 17,19C0. THB GREENWOOD WEEKLY TIMES.  ���a^Mi^Ma^aM^  THE McKINM MINES  WATERLOO    MILL    IS    WORKING  Five Hundred Tons of Waterloo Ore Ready to  Stose���A Prominent Geologist and Mining-  Expert Is in Camp���More Talk of Consolidation���Victoria Croup to Resume.  Camp McKinnev, May 2.���[Special  to The Times.]���The Waterloo's stamp  mill resumed operations this morning  under the general management of  Tom Graham, the company's largest  stockholder. Five hundred tons of  high-grade quartz is in the stopes and  a full force of miners will keep the  mill supplied hereafter. Orders have  been sent by those on the inside to all  mining stock exchanges where. Waterloo is listed to pick it up at present  prices. It is a well known fact that  the Cariboo never milled better ore  than that which will pass under the  Waterloo stamps during the next  thirty days.  Dr. A. W. S. Ratheruial, the world-  famous geologist and mining expert,  is in Camp McKinney. He is the guest  of President Greevy of the Lemon  mines in Omaha camp. He is making  a minute inspection of the leading  properties here. It is also learned that  Mr. Douglas, representing the Standard Oil syndicate, and owning the  Eureka camp group, is here. It ij  given out that Eureka camp will be a  busy place this summer.  Dr.- Rathertnal visited the Waterloo  mine today.and made a thorough inspection of its surface and underground workings. He complimented  the Graham boys on their excellent  management of it, and layed out much  future work, which will .be commenced  at once by Mr. Graham. The Waterloo will be the second dividend-payer  in this camp.  Prospect work continues on the Dayton claim. The third cut has been run  close to the Daisy line, and the ledge  continues as strong as ever. The  ���owners of this property have not yet  ���decided on their future course of action  concerning it.  The Sailor works have been closed  temporarily, and, it is hinted,: the To  ronto owners of the Sailor, Kamloops  and Minnehaha companies are talking  consolidation.  Development work continues on the  Lemon group, but the stamp mill is  still idle, awaiting some missing parts  in its machinery, which are now en  route from Eastern Canada.  The president of the Rock Creek  Gold Mines, Ltd., owning the Victoria  group, is daily expected here. We  hope this means resumption of work  on this promising property.  The general depression in. mining  circles brought on by the Boer war is  somewhat felt in this camp. The  Toronto and Montreal exchanges control the quotations on many of our  properties, and their stocks, though  many of them are of great merit, are  hammered down in sympathy with the  movement to "bear" the market. The  lack of railroad transportation is felt  also. The failure of the railroad folks  to push construction between Midway  and Penticton, as promised a couple  of years ago, has "hung up" big mining deals in this district. Despite all  these discouragements this camp  promises to give a good account of  itself during 1900.  A POWDER ESPLOSION.  Seventy-Five Pounds Went Off���One Man  Seriously Injured.  Phobnix, May 2.���-[Special to The  Times.]���At 4:30 this'inorning Phoenix  was startled by the loud report of a  powder explosion. Investigation-  found the source to be at a small log  building used for thawing out powder,  -about 400 feet from the No. 1 (old),  ���shaft house on the Old Ironsides.  Prank Clemgrene, who was standing  within 20 feet of the house, was seriously, though not fatally injured.  Every vestige of the house was blown  away by the 75 pounds of dynamite  stored there. It cannot be ascertained  how the explosion took place. The  explosion broke many panes of glass.  FIRE AT THE B. C. MINE.  ENDORSED CURTIS.  Rossland Labor Unions In Favor or tlie Minister  of Mines.  M. Kane, president of the Greenwood Trades and Labor Council, today  received a wire from James Devine,  secretary of the Rossland council, informing him that the Rossland labor  unions had endorsed the candidature  Hon. Smith Curtis, minister of mines.  A meeting of the local labor unions  will be held next Saturday night to  discuss the political situation.   ��� : ���      <i  A Fast Bicycle Rider.  Will often receive painful cuts,  sprains or bruises from accidents.  Bucklen's Arnica 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.  Plague Spreads.  Sdakim, May 3.���Three cases of bubonic plague and one death from the  disease are reported here.  Eholt, B. C, May 2.���[Special to  The Times.]���The office, shaft and  power houses of the B. C. mine, in  Summit camp, had a narrow escape  from destruction by fire yesterday. A  heap of brush along the railway spur  near the dump was being burned, and  the sparks carried by the wind ignited  the adjacent dry grass, trees, wood,  etc., until soon it extended over several  acres. The heat was terrific. All  the miners above ground were  formed into a bucket brigade and  were directed by Superintendent  Scrafford  and  Accountant  Mcintosh.  A fire hose did good service. The  flames were not checked until they had  reached within twenty feet of the  powder house, where thousands of  pounds of explosives were stored. One  shack was destroyed, and the ocgupant,  a miner, had a- narrow escape. Standing ou the spur were a number of cars  loaded with dynamite. They received a scorching, but were shifted  down the track in time. After half au  hour's work, the wind fortunately,  shifted to opposite direction.  The fire then swept through  dry trees and finally exhausted itself  in the green timber. Several acres  were swept over. At one time it looked  as though the fire would extend across  the hill to Summit City. Mr, Mackintosh sent a warning and Colonel  Haywood and the inhabitants turned  out prepared for an emergency.  FROM ALBERTA'S RAJQES.  The carload of horses, nH-._b��r...g  20, brought from Southern Albgrta. by  Harvey & Robins, arrived here in  splendid shape, considering it took six  days tp make the trip from Macleod  and the animals were only watered  twice. The outfit includes three pretty  black driving teame and 14 saddle-  horses, the pick of the ranges pf  Alberta. Among the notable saddle-  horses are some that have records to  their credit. Take "Napoleon," the  little white running horse. Whenever  there was an Indian pow-wow and  races, this was the favorite white man's  horse that was put up against the  Indian pontes. Another well-known  horse is "Rockaway,"abig roan pacer.  Then there is "Nigger," one of the  prettiest little black horses in the  west���a cow-horse from the ground up,  and can ��i*ke a turn faster than the  best of them. Wop the ladies there is  "'.Hilton," a bay maj.g. When groomed  and in shape she is a picture. ��h�� JtfrS  to her credit two "firsts" as the b,es,t  ladies' saddle-horse.  LETTER FROICMIST  IN     REPLY    TO    KING    AGRIPPA  Precious Documents Lost for 90? ���ye^rs ##-/��  Been Found���Were- Referred to by Eusibus  in the Fourth Century���The Lord's Letjer  Verifies His Mission to tne World.  New York, May 2.���The Herald,  and The Journal and Advertiser, print  today special cables from London and  Rome respectively, which say that two  letters, one from King Agrippa to  Christ and the other from the Saviour  to the king iu reply���letters referred  to by Eusibus in the fourth century���  have been discovered after being lost  90yyearx*y^~^=~*"""""* ----^--������ -���������~^  KING AGRIPPA'S r/ETTER.  The letter from King Agrippa to  Christ reads: "I have heard of Thee  and the cures wrought by Thee without medicine, for it is reported that  Thou restores sight to the blind and  maketh the lame to walk, cleanseth the  leper, raiseth the dead, chaseth out  devils and unclean spirits and healeth  those that are tormented of diseases of  a long continuance. Hearing all this  of Thee, I was fully persuaded that  Thou art the very God come down  from Heaven to do such miracles, or  that Thou art the Son of God and per-  formeth them. Therefore 1 have sent  Thee a few lines entreating Thee to  come hither and cure my diseases, besides, hearing that the Jews murmur  against Thee and continue to do Thee  mischief. I invite Thee to my city,  which is but a little one, but it is  beautiful, and sufficient to contain us  both."  CHRIST'S REPI,Y.    "  Christ's reply to the above reads:  "Blessed art thou for believing Me,  whom thou hast not seen, for it is  written of Me that they that have  not seen Me shall believe and be saved.  But concerning the matter thou hast  written about, this is to acquaint thee  that all things for which I was sent  hither must be fulfilled, and then I  shall be taken up and return to Him  that sent Me, But, after my ascension,  I will send one of My disciples that  shall cure thee of thy disease and give  life to all them that are with thee."  MEETING OF COUNCIL I  THE  CITY   FATHERS WERE  BUSY  Dealt With a Number of Subjects. Including  Street Grades, Arbitration Proceedings.  Financial Matters, Watering the Streets,  By-Laws. Communications and Accounts.  A Splendid Appointment  Angus K. Stuart, customs broker,:  ha* been appointed by the Doaiinjon  government as one of British .Col.um.-  bia-s representatives at the Paris ex. ';  position. He is now arranging his  business affairs so as to leayje for the  exposition at an early date.  At last night's council meeting the  city fathers waded through a large  amount of business with dispatch- For  nearly three hours the council chamber was the scene of deliberations, as  one after another questions of impTt-  ance were discussed. From the reading of communications dealing with  street, grades and arbitration proceedings down to the passage of the  rate by-law it was steady work, that  moved along with a smoothness that  was commendable. The semi-monthly  accounts were ordered paid; the city solicitor wae in--.rt.cted to prepare a bylaw for watering the stpeeis, another  for the payment of retut-nepation fop  the aldermen, and to draw agreement  for fixing Boundary avenue, The  annoying question of street grades was  earnestly discussed with the result  that, with thc exception of passing on  the plans of that portion of Copper  street north of Green wood street, five  other plans were accepted. Regarding  the troublesome arbitration proceed-  ings now pending the council was  unanimous in agreeing that the " olive  branch " should be held out, and that  if possible an amicable settlement be  arrived at and litigation ceased.  g^Sfl.NICATIONS  READ.  4nj.Qi.g (the l.efctej.s pg|*.d last night  WSf-e Jhe following: George fyatham,  >yjtl}4p(.-}V_r}g froflj the 'grading of  Boundaj-y aty ��'.u.i$ glgd. ^phe Wallace-  Miller cow-pa. jy, oif fff(e ijnb:jecj: qf  gradeof sidewalk infrontof tfte.j. b{jfj.4"  ing*; filed. Telsley & Wilson tendered  to paint the roof of the city hall for  137.50. Referred to the fire and light  CQn|fflif:_pg, Hallett & Shaw, on behalf  of Mf��.- A. %ijtv\fh}h "yyho. proposes  erecting a- t|..ree.��t,orybifildjnij #tf Jc-t  4, bloek 31, popper -*.yenue7 wrote asking for the gt-ad^, gecrefary J. E.  Schon, M. D., of St. Jude's njig^ipj* .,  asked city to provide a portion of the  cemetery for the Wf&i of members of  the Church of England- letter yyas referred to thc cemetery cpn. n. jtfeg. A  motion was also passed that the Masons, Catholic church and Church of  England be each granted a plot of land  for burial purposes at the cemetery  and the engineer was instructed to  niark out the same.  RE ARBITRATION.  A lengthy letter containing a legal  opinion W3.s r,ea,d frpm W7.S*-n & Sia_  clair. spl'jc.ltqrs pf yancpu'y.ef. ,on depending arbitration pr.9vc,eeding.s. In  closing their opinion they say;" '-'That  any award made by Ross & Jacobs (arbitrators) is in our opinion-a nullity.  The whole thing will have to be gone  oyer again."  Qxf. pj.of-fon a special committee composed .of Alld.erim/.ii*i Sharpe, Sullivan  and Bannerman waj- appp^jtpj to interview the plaintiffs in the! arbitration  proceedings and if necessary to show  them the M*.t_*f without prejudice, and  it was left t9 tjhe enufffiftt^t- if the plaintiffs were agreeable to eafl��ef $}l previous* arbitration aijd to settle orj a pew  and amicable ..as.... As Alderman  Sharpe said he thougbjt ft }yq..s proper  to hold out the ���'* olive brans*?, i* ^nd  show the litigants that so far as tjie  council was concerned it dss.rec. tp ar.-  rangetKe" matteiT withowt"yec*>(��rfie .to  law and to prevent further hard feelings.  ORDERED PAID.  The following accounts were paused  by the finance committee and ordered  paid; Greenwood Hardware company,  $58.20 and $2.45; F. A. Millis, $4.50;  the Miner, $10; The Times, $17.50;  Mayock & Kempa, $33.20; Drs. Jakes  and Oppeuheiiner, $103.  TO WATER THE STREETS.  A petition, signed by 84 owners and  occupiers of lots situate on Copper,  Silver, Government, Deadwood and  Silver streets, was presented, praying  that a by-law be passed for the watering of said streets, and agreeing to  pay a sum not exceeding $1 per lot per  month for such service. The city solicitor was instructed to prepare the  necessary by.-law.  WANT   HKMUWBR^TJJON.  Alderman Cropley gave notiP�� thjfc  at the next meeting he will introduce  a by-law for indemnifying the council  by a sum of money in respect of their  attendance at meetings, etc. To an  alderman's query if the notice was a  joke, Alderman Galloway said he would  emphatically oppose such a step.  STREET GRADES.  The vexed question of the adoption  of a grade for the main business section of the city was again brojig-ftt up  and a determined effort made to fi* U.  Profiles and maps were submitted by  the city engineer covering the business  streets, and the council discussed the  same at length. The street committee's report was adopted so far as to  establish street grades as shown on  Profiles Nos. 1, %, 3, 4 ��|h4 .9 at.d referred b-jck No.. 5 (Copper street north)  to the cogtmittee and' city engineer for  further jreport.  gOJJNpARY AVENUE.  Alderman Galjoway reported that in  reply to the advertisement in The  Times calling for tenders for the removal of the steep gravel bank on  Boundary avenue, the council had received 17 tenders. He asked for further time to consider the same. In  reply to Alderman Sharpe as to what  the C. P. R. and townsite company  were going to do, Alderman Galloway  replied- that they were prepared to  enter into an agieement with the city  to guarantee their share of the work  in deepening the channel on Boundary  creek. The city solicitor was instructed  to draw up the necessary agreement.  OTHER MATTERS.  Alderman Cropley moved that the  city pay not less than 30 cents an hour  for all labor, and that contractors of  city work must pay at the same rate of  wages.  City Assessor Hallett reported that  the revised assessment roll totalled as  follows: On land, $903,250.10; on improvements, $173,319.50; grand total,  $1,076,569.60.  By-law No. 45, to fix a rate and provide for the collection of taxes of the  city ou assessable property, was read  a first v.x\x% i.eG<_n<J time.  Meeting then adjQV.rni-3.  i up ii>��ftfr_mh*Bi-_m-  A Keen, Clear Brain-  Your best feelings, your soeial position or business BucceBs, depend  largely on . the perfect action of your  Stomach and Liver. Dr, King's New  Life Pills give increased strength, a  keen, clear brain, high ambition. A  25-cent box will make you feel like a  new being. Sold by- Miller Bros,,  Druggists.  BRAZEN  NEPOTISM. "  Parliamentary practice requires that  members of a government must also  be , .uerut-fij-s g| t>?e legislature. In  exceptional gases. ttyig pjr/f.cfice fs djsr  r"_gg.'rde4 a!tl<. FT.?.1. c^,9sei. V...�� **Ff. ?!9f  njen.t.g.-g 9f $�� .?fM.aJHr!?- '^.M8 ?s  only done in exceptjpRjf. cagesj g.jd tfie  men thus chosen are men of standing  in the country and who can have no  difficulty in securing a seat in the  1-ouse. It remained for Joseph Martin  to   cbpoge fffen   who   were   unknown  throughout the Ff��ylf?,ce af.*. Wftti $'d  not nosses�� tlje con^dPF?P? 9. f f^e Reo"  pie wh.e-fe -tft'ey resided. - Hjg finance  minister, Judging fppm f!.P Gpf|-uons  pf tliose wlfo knpw him best? aj}d ff.qm  the published in. eryfewii with If im, is  not possessg4 of tpp mwil, 691.. WW  sense _.n4 .�� totaMy hi. fitted for- th.e  position he occupies. Ffpw our -.pec.al  from Victoria today it may be learned  that all that is required of him Is to  draw his salary until after the election,  W. "W. B. Mclnnes, the governor's 6on,  is to run for Comox and is to receive  the f.ijtlj benefit of the $4,000 wliich has  been'il^egail^ gf-v^ja Jo the district .by  specialwarnatrit.'  . ."'"'.    ..  It is FefBi".!*?. i.l.e fr.ow -pickfy Governor Mclnnes can change bis id'ea�� y. ith  regaTd to hU duties when precedents  which he establishes stand in the way  of family interest. Shortly after the  last general election Mclnnes was^th  watih-dflg- which guarded the treasury  against theTifr#e|- fffg^. who wanted  money by special warca'n); QS^njti^ly  for public works jn Cassiar, but really  stituency. Ix^clnntts jsajqi ftfl ".ftd jn.tj.-  mated that he would .not co'nsenf to  tfjg jporoprf'-.tion of money for the  purpose.. ']E}at wh^-a W;W: g: Mclnm  is to run in Confox, the^G^s��fey_py<igeg  dp��t does .not apply.   .-  Circift��st��riQgs fl-3-Y j.F**?e W-.e'lL  special war*nt�� ire Ji)^ift*b.Pr t>Ht  roart��ma}.iiig in ComoJ. is mt we of  thero. The district is an agpicHltHraJ  one, where the practice of bribing* the  electors by road money obtained for a  score.of years. The district Is a veritable  network of wagon roads, and no interest, would suffer by waiting until  after the house met. The necessity,  for a poa4 Hp the West Fork and Main  Kettle river, Is much greater. Here  are mines waiting for machinery that  cannot be got in without a wagon  road. The development of a rich mining district is being retarded, but  nothing is heard of a special warrant  for this important work.  It is unfortunate that the governor  has not been blessed with more sons,  and that one of them could not be in-  4��g��dtpn.n In East Yale. It might  then be possib.fi to segiffli money that  iB urgently needed up the West "fork.  WHERE WIIA THE END BE ?  It is not easy to imagine in what  further direction his highness, the  Czar of British Columbia, officially  known as his honor the lieutenant-  gpycrppr. can extend his autocratic  power; tmt, ju.dgjiig by what has  already happened, there are really no  linjits to his Ingenuity in devising  schemes to help along his family and  his friend Joseph Martin, and at the  sanie time to slap the Liberal govern-  menjt at Ottawa jm the ��ace. Some  professipg Liberals affect: tp believe  that th'e ajttitjide of the ifartjns and  the Mclnneses is .pnje pf brotherly love  and affection  for the ^ibgral   party.  But we say without hesitation that if  such intrigue and chicanery as these  people are practicing are allowed to  continue much longer, the Liberal  party will be discredited in the Province. . That W. W. B. Mclnnes, M. P.,  should join the combine will come as  a surprise to many people who have  regarded with some degree of satisfaction the advances made by that  young man. Up to date one of the  worst oharges against him was that  he was a sou of his father. Now he  must be regarded as a coconspirator  in the destruction of the party to  which he professes to owe his allegiance and at the hands of which he  has received so much. If the story be  true that he has thrown his principles  overboard to join Joe Martin, no  amount of evidence in'the world will  convince any unprejudiced maq that  the dismissal of the SeniUn government, the calling upon Joseph Martitt.  and the unwarranted del^y in bringing  on the elections, was not a conspiracy  purg and simple to enable lhe Mclnnes  family to swooped In the ambition to.  have a'son.'in the Provincial government, And if the lieutenant-governor  of a Province can, without endangering his official position, descend to  suoh conduct as this, where will the  end be? Fortunately, the Ottawa government has already signified its intentions in the matter, and the remedy is  in "the hands of the electors. If there  were.no other reason in the world for  defeating the Martin government, it  ought to be defeated just to let the  present occupant of the gubernatorial  chair, and all others who may hereafter succeed him, understand that he  and they cannot with impunity swerve  from the Ijejten tracks of responsible  itinerant m]gchief-jpal*e-:�� op ^.mbjtipiis  song.   ' '    ' '   EDITORIAL NOTE^.  ��� The Nelson Conservatives made a  great: - mistake in putting up Frank  Fletcher to oppose John Houston. The  mayor will make them think so before  the election is Over.  ..jj*" discussing with the colonial secretary his attitude in respect to the Sir  John A, Macdonald : ministry in 1873,  that eminent s-tategn^n ^ofd |")flf{.erin  said: "Of course.it wa-j always open  tq me to have dismissed my ministers,  anjj t<* h^yg taffSft TRy chance of par.  li^m.ent apprpyj,njj. ��|iy cpftducf, bi}t I  did nqt -feei war-ranted in. hajsardh-g  $uch ��*.- step. Qn tjl? 4%*% befqre nje.'C  ^.nd, later on, haying statpd his reasons for refraining from exercising  this power, his excellency said: ����if  wholly exculpated, your lordship can  imagine what my position would have  become . in. presence of.the reaction,  which would have ensued." And  Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes can  now imagine what his position will be  when on ft..". 9th of. June his puppets  ��re kflqeted 'dgwn," g.k}'4; ttyey people  show, as they un4p��bte4Jy wi", tfiat  they want none of the Martin government. . If under the Pacific Scandal  circumstances, Lord Dufferin. feared  for his official head, with how! much  niore reason may not Governor Mclnnes fear for his ? 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