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Daily   Edition, No. 39.
Nelson, British Columbia.  Friday Morning, June 24,   1898.
Eighth Year
A shipment of the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
Come Early and Secure a Pair.
Latest Novelty. 1
VBILINOSand     i
La a. a. a. a a. a. a. a a. a^ a.j
$ Reduced
Grand June Clearance Sale
We will offer for the next ten days all of our entire stock
at reduced  prices  with  Special   Reductions  011   the
.  . .  following lines ...
Men's Underwear.
Men's Washington Ties. ��
Summer Dress Goods.
Warm Weather Fabrics.
Ladies Shirt Waists.
Ladies' D & A Corsets.
Ladies' and Children's Undervests
Ladies' Silk and Kid Gloves.
Ladies' Silk and Alpaca Skirts.
Sailor Hats, Half Price.
Men's Negligee Shirts.
Men's Fancy Cambric Shirts.
Men's Black Sateen Shirts.
Men's Duck and Flannel Suits.
Men's Straw Hats.
Men's Pants and Overalls.
Our Stock is- Compfete in House furnisfiinos.
1891 For the Eighth Time the Citizens ol 1898
~~    NELSON    ~
Will Celebrate
TWO PAYS,   JULY 1st and 2nd.
$2000.00 * IR * PRIZES.
Ror&e Racing Prizes $500
Committee: John Houston, H. Ashcroft, J. A. Turner.
Prilling Contest      Prizes $325.
^^-^Gommitteei-JoHN-HousTON, H. Ashcroft, J. J.-Malone.~ -    ���
Rose Heel Races       Prizes $300
Committee: J. Thompson, J. Dover, F. Irvine.     -7
lacrosse Match        Prizes $125
Committee: H. Irvine, S. Neelands, J. Kirkpatrick.
Baseball Matches      Purse $125
Committee: C. A. Waterman, F. Irvine.
Prizes $50
Alger aad Miles Think lhe Spanish Despatch Points lo an American Victory.
���Bare no Doubt Troops Gave a Good
Accoant of Themselves.
Washington, June 28.��� Secretary
Alger and General Miles were in conference in the secretary's office at 4
o'clock this afternoon when the first
Madrid bulletin announcing that fighting had begun was shown them. The
secretary read it aloud with evident
satisfaction, and both of them expressed
themselves gratified with this favorable report coming as it did from the
There was no surprise that the fighting had begun so soon. It was argued
by the reported news that the troops
had completed their landing only this
morning. "Yes, but they have gone
there to fight and are reauy 9to begin
at once," replied General Miles. The
secretary said that no word had been
received up to that hour indicating
that fighting was in progress. He had
no reason to doubt, however, that the
American troops had encountered the
Spanish forces and had given a good
account of themselves. He commented
on Admiral Cervera's cable that "the
situation is critical, "and that the
Spaniards had been obliged to retire as
in strange contrast with Madrid's
claimlofj"Spanish victory." General
Miles said that the American troops
would now push forward aggressively
by driving in the Spanish and forcing
them to fight. There was hot a suggestion of apprehension or doubt, either
with Secretary Alger or Miles as to
what the outcome would be. They had
made their plans and they-were- confident that General Shafter and his
troops would be hammering at tho
gates of Santiago before long.
Bicycle Races
Committee: Jacob Dover.
Boat Races Prizes $100
Committee: J. Dover, S. Neelands.
Caledonian Games     Prizes $75.
Committee: John Houston, J. J. Malone.
Free For All
PRIZE $35.00
Calllthuaiplaa Parade and Procession of Decorated Bicycles. Orand Ball and Fireworks
Both Evenings. Nelsen and New Denver Brass Bands will 1 be in attendance both
days.   Reduced Rates on all Railway and Steamboat Lines.
Entries for horse races and drilling contests must be mado with the Secretary not later tban
10 p.m. on June 30th.
Music Committee : C. A. Waterman, F. Irvine.
Incidentals : J. J. Malone, C. A. Waterman, R. S. Lennie,
J. A. Turner.
house, half way up the four-mile harbor. Both Spanish torpedo boats are
temporarily injured. The ship Reina
Mercedes was sunk by a shell during
the first bombardment. Beyond this
and large loss of life, little damage has
been done by the several bombardments.
Makes a Rambling Statement at Bow
Street Police Station.
London, June 23.���In the Bow Street
police court yesterday John Trodd,
who shot Count Von Arco Valley, the
first secretary of the German embassy
here as the latter was emerging from
the embassy on the evening of June
15, was committed for trial. Trodd
made a rambling statement to the
effect that the German, American and
French nations had hypnotized him
and pestered him with accusations. He
was not sure, he said, whether the,
Irish-Americans were not almost guilty
of the accusations stated some years
ago by former United States Consul
General Colli us, who was supported
by the Germans, the latter being
among his first accusers. As the home
oflice had refused to assist him, Trodd
said he thought he would be justified
in taking the law into his own hands,
which, he added, would be a lesson to
Germany not to interfere with the
Big 'Varsity
Salmeron Threatens and Accuses: the
'".'..* Monarchy-   j
London, Jnue 24.���The Madrid: correspondent of the Daily Mail says:
Senor Sagasta informed the chamber
of deputies today; that Admiral Camara's squadron was on the way to
the Philippines.
. Professor Salmeron, the republican
leader, in a bitter attack upon the
government, declared that the monarchy was to blame for all that has
happened, and he warned the minsters
that if they suspended the cortes, justification would be afforded for the use
of other means. His speech roused a
tempest and the sitting was suspended.
American Troops Will Have Insurgent
Support in the Philippines.
London, June 28.���The Manila Railway^ company, having^ofHcesJn^this
city, bas received a cable message saying that though the Philippine insurgents have captured all but the
inner city of Manilar.they are respecting property and are refraining from
looting A London agent of the insurgents claims to have information that
General Aguinaldo has made a compact with Admiral Dewey not to attack the walled city until the American troops arrive, when the Americans
and the insurgents will co-operate.
Cornell's Crew Wins the
Boat Race.
New London, Conn., June 28. ���Excepting for the matter of a few feet at
the start Cornell was never headed in
the big 'varsity race today, coming
over the line a good three and a half
lengths ahead of Yale and about ten
lengths ahead of Harvard.
The course was rough and the time
was therefore somewhat slow. Cornell
did the four miles in 23 :48, Yale in
24 -.02 and Harvard in 24:85 A spurt
by Yale at the one and one-half and
another at the three and a half cut
down the lead of Cornell to some extent, but the last one was a fearful
strain on the New Haven men, and
Cornell made up the lost ground, dashing over the line at a rattling gait.
F. A.^ Briggs, yy^hxyyiow^yBtrdkeyiox
Cornell, is a Canadian, his home being
in Waterloo, Quebec. This is the
third year that he has stroked the
'varsity crew to victory.
Tke Situation Critical Bat tha Spaalards
���re Bopefkl af Wlaalas.���They
Claim    to     Have     Befealed     the
Madrid, June 28.��� Cable despatches
received here from Admiral Cervera
say the crews of the Spanish warships
at Santiago de Cuba have joined the
land forces in order to take part in the
defense of the city. He adds that the
situation is critical, but an after despatch affirmed that the Spaniards
"have victoriously repulsed the
A despatch from the governor of
Santiago de Cuba says: ���"
The attack of Sibney (Sahana) and
Baiquiri continued until nightfall.
The enemy was repulsed on the left at
Baiquiri, where the Spaniards were
obliged; to retire in consequence Of a
flanking movement on the part of the
enemy. The Spanish forces retired in
good order into the mountains. Sibney
and Berraco were destroyed by the
American shells.
London, June 28, ���A Madrid special
Reliable information has been received from South America to the
effect that steps are being taken to
summon a conference of all South and
Central American republics to consider
the advisability of adopting defensive
measures against further aggression by
the United States. *
London, June 23. ���The Paris correspondent of the Daily Mail, reporting
an interview with M. Charles de
Freycinet, who has accepted the foreign office portfolio.in the cabinet now
being constructed by M. Paul Petral
"M. de Freycinet informed me that
his policy respecting the Hispano-
American war would be identical with
M. Hanotaux's, fand added that; he
would adopt every friendly means to
secure an early peace."
The Troops Who Landed to Conquer
Cuba Meet a Reverse.
Madird, June 23.���The minister of
war, General Correa, is announced to
have received an official dispatch from
Santiago announcing that'' the Americans' first attack on Penta Berraco
has been repulsed after a hard fought
and bloody engagement.'���'���''���������:-
Puenta Berraco is situated a short
distance from Baiquiri, where, the
United States trooDs landed yesterday. .
It'is'nearer the coast and therefore
nearly under the guns of the American
fleet, from which it can be judged
that it is highly improbable that tbe
army has been repulsed, as announced
from Madrid.
London, June 23.���The Madrid
respondent of the Post says:
The government, it is reported, has
authorized its agents throughout the
country to ascertain the opinion of the
people as to the desirability of terminating the war. Senor Sagasta will announce the result after the cortes is
London, June 28.���The Daily News
claims to have reliable information to
the effect that the .occupation of Manila by crews from foreign warships
there is au accomplished fact. It goes
on to say that Dewey would 'have
bombarded Manila a mouth ago except
for strong objections raised by the
German counsul.
23.���The Washington
the  Daily Chronicle
London, June
correspondent of
Dr. Hollenben, the German ambassador to the United States, has arranged for the lauding of German
marines at Manila to protect the German consulate if necessary, with Ainer-
can permission.
London, June 23. ���A Madrid special
It is expected that the Americans
will attempt the bombardment of the
first line of the defenses of the mouth
of Santiago bay simultaneously with
landings outflanking the fortifications.
The Spanish naval and military
authorities are hopeful. General Linares, backed by Cervera, will repel the
Americans. The resistance will be
severe and prolonged, at any rate.   *,-.*
Kingston, Jamaica, June 23.���A
Cuban arrived at General Garcia's
camp at Aurreuderas on Tuesday with
accurate maps of Santiago de Cuba
harbor and the earthworks surrounding it. Cervera's fleet lies almost in a
circle surrounding a small island light-
Palermo, June 23.���The Giternale di
Sicila publishes a despatch from the
island of Pauellaroa, southwest of
Sicily, announcing that Admiral Camara's squadron, consisting of seven
warships, including three torpedo
boats, and convoying five transports,
passed there ou Tuesday, June 21,
going in the direction of Suezo.
And Entered Cienfuegos With a Cargo
of  Provisions.' *
Madrid, June 23.���In the chamber
of deputies today Captain Aumon,
minister of marine, read the following
official despatch from Blanco:
"The Spanish auxiliary cruiser
Maria Christina has succeeded in running the blocakde and has entered
Cienfuegos with a large cargo of provisions and war stores."
A despatch to El Imparcial from
Havana says:
"The cruiser-Reina Christina es*
caped from Santiago and after running
the gauntlet of the entire American
fleet, safely reached Havana. Three
fast American cruisers pursued her to
near Havana. It was an exciting
chase, but the Americans did not
venture within the range of tho
Havana forts."
A No Confidence Motion Passed by tho
Cape Colony Legislature.    !$$|
Cape Town, June 23.���A motion of
no confidence in tho colonial govern*
ment brought in yesterday by W. H.
Schriner, the former attorney general
of Cape Town, was adopted by a voto
of 41 to 36, whereupon the assembly
immediately adjourned. The greatest
excitement prevailed throughout the
debate, which, in reality, is an
Afrikanderbund attack on Cecil
Rhodes. Transvaal agents have been
busy lobbying against the ministry.
Madrid, June 23.���A later official
despatch from Havana signed by Admiral Manterola confirms the earlier
annouueemet and says:
"The Americans bombarded tho
battery at El Morro and the other batteries defending Santiago bay, from 7
o'clock until 11 in the morning. "
London. Juue 23.���A Washignton
special says on the authority of a
prominent member of the cabinet that
if the independence of the Philippines
proved a failure, the islands may be
sold, preferably to Great Britain. The
United States will not allow them
again to be subject to Spanish rule.
London, June 23.���A Vienna despatch states that the Queen Regent
will resign in a very short time.
Kingston, June 23.���The Waterford,
Ireland, correspondent of the Boston
Pilot writes that it is generally supposed there that Bishop Shoehan of
Waterford will succeed the late Archbishop Cleary in the Kingston diocese.
New York, June 23.���Bar silver,
58 7-8.    Mexican dollars, 45}��.
Copper, dulL
Lead, dull. Brokers, $3.75; ex*
change, $3.95 and $4.00.
Tin, straights, $15.22)�� and $15.27>��.
Madrid, June 23.���King Alfonso was
confirmed yesterday with great cere*
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j across Africa from east to west, the
only gap in the chain beiug a tract of
unappropriated territory between the
eastern shore of Lake Chad and the
Sandon. Although more concessions
might fairly have been expected, there
does not seem much room for dissatisfaction, for the loss of a few hundred
square miles of territory is fully compensated for by the advantage of having the international boundaries fixed,
more especially when the imperial
authorities need to have their hands
free to deal with other critical questions in different parts of the world.
A few days ago we had occasion to
refer to the critical state of affairs now
existing in the Transvaal, where, according to the present condition of
affairs, a war may be expected before
long. Fortunately, however, a different state of things now prevails in
other parts of Africa.
Up till quite recently the different
spheres of French and 'English influence were vague and undefined, and
various armed bands ot both nationalities were marching about hither and
thither setting .up their flag wherever
it seemed good to them, to the imminent risk of a serious collision with the
rival power. The latest example of
this was in a town on the upper Niger
called Nikki, which was occupied by
the French, though it was claimed by
the English. The French were apparently unpopular, and, according to the
inhabitants, rose up and ejected
them, wherefore a British force that
was in. the neighborhood marched in
and took possession, setting up the
English flag, amid the cheers : of the
ficlke populace:>.. ���*.������-���.
The unsatisfactory state of affairs'
has fortunately at length beeiiended
by the convention that was signed 'fin
Paris a few days ago,-: and a dispute
which threatened the peace of Europe
even more seriously than the far more
important Chinese question is thus
happily concluded.
There have only been two recognizee!-
methods of obtaining a title, to territory in West Africa. The chief and
most important is the fact of occupation and possession. Might in West
Africa is worth more than right; in
fact, is very nearly everything. The
other is the doctrine of the hinterland,
which has been recognized by more
than one international conference, and
which means that the country owning
a strip.of coast has the first claim to
the territory running back to the center of-the-continent,-or-until-the-terri^
tory of some other power is reached.
Notwithstanding this and the fact that
we have made'treaties with the native
rulers, the French have beeu persistently encroaching on the hinterlands
of Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast, and
Lagos, with a view to confining the
British to the sea coast, and thus an
amount of feeling has beeu excited
that might have culminated in a catastrophe altogether out of proportion to
the primary causes, had it not been for
the skilful and delicate way the negotiations have been conducted.
After a sitting of several months,
and after all hopes of an agreement
had several times nearly been given
up, the convention at length arrived at
a compromise, which, if it does not
do full justice to British claims, yet is
probably as satisfactory an arranger
ment as such compromises usually are.
Great Britain has yielded a considerable amount of territory to which she
was undoubtedly entitled to, both by
treaty and the hinterland doctrine.
Then France has yielded at least as
much to which she had previously laid
claim. The boundary line of".���.���French
Dahomey is made to incline to the east
across the Niger in Nikki, and extend
across the Niger at Flo up to the Say
Barna line. The French had been very
anxious to secure Boussa, because that
is the most northern point from which
the Lower Niger is navigable; but this
is retained by Britain, and so a sort of
give and take arrangement goes on all
along the line.
The net result is  to give England a
hand of   territory    stretching    right
G. G. Swale Found Dead���Was Eccentric in His Habits.
Victoria, June 28.���G. G. Swale,
who has beeu missing from homo sinco
Saturday, was this morning found dead
in a small clump of timber, almost
hidden in the thick underbrush, near
the Albion cricket grounds at Beacon
hill. The deceased has not been a
resident of the city very long, but several times of late the police have been
obliged to search for him and return
him to the South Birdcage walk, whero
he and his wife, who is a Russian
lady, boarded. He was very eccentric
in his manner, and has occasioned his
wife much anxiety. Both, it appears,
own property in European countries.
On account of his peculiar actions and
habit of wandering away Mrs. Swale
feared he would fall into dangerous associations. He suffered from lack of
appetite, and his general appearance
and actions led to the belief that excessive use of morphine, or some
similar drug, was the cause of death.
Sampson's    Fleet    Reinforced    With
Men, Coal and Ammunition.
Newport News, Va., June 23.���The
auxiliary cruiser Yale with the Third
Michigan regiment and one battalion
of the 84th Michigan saiiled from Old
Point this evening at 6 o'clock for
Santiago. The troops to the number
of 1600 are in command of General
Duffield. The auxiliary cruiser Harvard will leave Old Point for Santiago
ou Monday or Tuesday with another
Besides having on board the Michir
gan troops and equipment, the cruiser
carried an enormous supply of coal and
tons of ammunition and supplies for
Sampson's fleet. The cruiser is expected to arrive at her destination, not
later than next Tueaday.   .,
SITUATION CRITICAL.        '���'.'.:
Newfoundland; Fishermen    Resisting
;        French Pretensions;       A
7, St.Johns, , Newfoundland, June,,2S.
���The situation between thi French
and . British,,fishermen on the west
coast oftt Newfoundland is growing
critical. The settlers along the. coast
are combining to resist French pre-;
tensions, and are refusing to. leave the
fishing grounds unless forced by the
warships. Intense indignation" has
been created by the action of the
British warship Pelican in confiscating
lobsters packed by Newfoundlanders.
The government will urge the delegation now in England to influence Lord
Salisbury with a view to a ' cessation
of the vexatious confiscations.
Toronto, June 28���The affairs of the
Farmers' Loan & Savings company
came up before the Master in ordinary
this morning in the shape of a proposition from the majority of the directors
to compromise their liabilities for the
sumof $16,500. Hon. William Mulock,
of course, is not in the proposition because he settled individually by paying
Toronto University refused to have
anything to do with the settlement on
the ground that" he had been guilty of
no wrong doing.
Lawyer Hodgins, on behalf of a
client, opposed this- settlement on the
ground that the liabilites of the directors would reach a total of from a million and a half to three million dollars
in liquidation. He favored a settlement on the terms suggested. Judgment was reserved. The liquidators
have announced a dividend of from 30
to 85 per cent by July 1.
Our Arctic Soda Fountain
Is the centre of attraction these hot days.
Try our Ice Cream Sodas, Made
with Hazelwood Ice Cream.
W; F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
All  kinds of Fresh and Salted Meats whole-    ,
sale and retail.    Fresh Fish  received daily.        '
Mail orders receive careful  and prompt attention.
E. C. TRAVES, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Meat MercHants
e^g* ��������������������~s>a
Branch Markets in Kossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Porks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Victoria, June 2%.��� The committee
from Seattle, in connection with tlie
arrangements for the visit of the Fifth
regiment to tbat city on the Fourth of
July, returned home this morning.
Arrangements have beeu made in
Seattle for the entertainment (>of !J00
men, and the celebration committee
will defray all expenses in connection
with the trip. Among the attractions
will be a lacrosse mateh between Victoria and Vancouver.
Toronto, June 23.���Hugh John Macdonald of Winnipeg is in town for a
few days. In an interview with the
Mail and Empire Mr. ^Macdonald said
he expected that the legislative elections in Manitoba would take placo
some time in the latter part of next
year. The present legislature legally
dies in February.
Montreal, June 23.���The Witness
strongly denounces Mr. Tarte's harbor
improvement scheme, which has been
accepted by the harbor commissioners.
It says the expenditure of another million dollars in the east end has been
jammed through merely to please the
In  some  way,   to induce every man, woman and
- child iii the country who buys in Nelson to come and inspect our
stock and prices. We would have you do this for we are sure
that you would become our customer and friend. We have the
largest and best selected stock of Groceries in the city. The
famous products of every country in our line are represented on
','y'- our shelves.; y*7 *���* ..*"*.:���'.'
EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS.--Never behind the times. No retrograding
here. Our business is run to serve its patrons to their best interests,
as well as. pur own, and you cuii always depend upon our best service
v  ;   ':: being.afforded you.v
The fairness of our prices throughout our entire line at all times shows onr
grasp upon the market.     CAN'T BE BEAT AT ALL; .'THAT'S ALL.
. I)es Mft&ay & Co,, Nelson.
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Wprk a.h.4; Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
_ _ ___/..- A.   EiYOUNG, AGENT.
Wall Papers,
Fishing Tackle,
Garden & Flower Seeds.
Your Tobaccos
��� AT TUE ���
Post Office
Xigar Store
Where  you will always find a well
assorted  stock of Imported   and
Domestic Cigars, Cigarettes Tobaccos and a full stock of
Pipes at reasonable
Prices.    ��
S. J. MIGHTON. dl9>
Notice of Dissolution.
. Notico is horeby given that tho partnership
heretofore subsisting between ua aa Brewer* in
Nelson. B.C, has this day been dissolved by
mutual consent AU debts owing to the said
partnership are to be paid to the undersigned
William Gosnell and all claims against the
said partnership are to be presented to the said
William Gosnell at the Castle Brewery. Nelson. B.C.. by whom the same will be settled.
Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 28th day of May
A.D., 1888. 3wks
Edward A. Crease
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see   us.
Householders Please Note.
The humble daddy long-legs; the
flying and cheerful ant; the irrepressible Mow fly and the genial winged
bug can be kept- out of your houses
2 ft. 6 x 6 ft. 6 at $1.50.
2ft. 8 x6ft.8 at $175.
2 ft.10 x 6 ft.10 at 82.00.
Screen Windows made to order in
all sizes at the
T, W. GRAY,  Proprietor.
Official Directory.
Governor-General - Earl of Abcrdcen
Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Common?, Dominion Parliament, West.Kootenay  .      Hewitt Bostock
Licut.-Govcrnor ������ Hon TU Mclnnes
Premie* .-..-,' ',,<*.. Hon J HTumor
Attorney-General        - HoiTD M Ktierts
Com of Lands and Works Hon G B Martin
Minister Mines and Education Hon Jas Baker
President Executive Council Hori C E Pooley
Members Legislative Assembly tor West Koot-
enay-North Riding J M Kellie
South Riding ��� J F Hume
Mayor ��� > John Houston
Aldermon-Chas Hillyer, W F tcetfceV J A
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whallcy. Thos Madden.
City Clerk ��� . : *'      J K Strachan
Police Magistrate  . -      - KACreaso
Chief of Police   ' .        A F McKinnon
Chief of Fire Department . W J Thompson
Auditor ���. John Hamilton
Water Commissioner ��� T M.Ward
Health Officer  .        - - Dr. LaBnu
City council meets every Monday, 3 p.m., at
city iiall, cor Victoria and Josephine st -.'
Dr. EC Arthur. Dr. G AB Hall, Geo Johnstone.   Principal���J R Green.
President -. J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President - .       Jamfes Lawrence.
Sccy-Trcas. - John A Turtior.
President . ., John A. Turner
Vice-Pres. - VV. A. Jowett.
Secretary    ������        ������--���A-       .;    D.M�� Arthur
Troas. ��� A H Clements
Medical Supt. . Dr. G. A B Hall
8.00 p.m.
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fi.00 p.m
United States, Ontario. Quebec and Eastern Provinces
Points on N. Sc F. S. lino.
Victoria and Kossland.
N'ow Denver. Sandon and
Slocan Lake Points.
Kaslo and Kootenay Lake
Points v    \
Rossland. Trail. Nnkusp,
Itobson. points on main line
C. P. R., Vancouver and
5.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
7.15 a.m.
office iioims.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; General
Delivery, 8 a,m, to 8 p.m.; Registration. 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Bank
9 a.m. to I p.m.; Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.m).
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies W 3 Goepel
Gold Commissioner - O.G.Dennis
Wining Recorder-Tax Col - R F Tolmie
Collector of Customs - Geo. Johnstone
Provincial Assessor ��� John Keen,
County Court Judge - J A Forin.
Registrar -. ETHSlmpkins.
Warden \   - ' Capt. N Fltrntubba.
First Jailer -   *       - R Wddell.
Second Jailer ��� Geo Partridge:
Third Jailer ��� John McLaren
Senior Guard .      ...      RInco.
Church or ENGtAND-Matin llT-t.ni.: Even
Song, 7-JH) p.m. every Sunday." Holy .Communion on 1st nnd 3rd Sundays in the. month after
Matins; on 2nd and 4th Sundays, "at 8 a.m.
Sunday School at 3.30 p.m. Rev: H* S. Akehurst. Rector.  Cor Ward and 8ilica streets.
Presbyterian Church���Services at 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets evory Monday evening at 8. o'clock. Rev. R. Frew,
Pastor. ���-���'���
Methodist CnuRCH-Corner. Silica .and
Josephine Streets. Services at 11 I.m. and 7.30
p. m.; Sabbath School, 2.30p.m.: Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Kpworth
League C. K., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. Geo. H,
Morden, Pastor. .,.
Roman Catholic Church���Mass at Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.3ffa.rn.; BonedictkM
at7.K0tn8p.rn.  Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
Baptist Church ��� Service* morning and
evening at 11a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; Meetings
are held in the school house. Strangers cordially welcomed.   Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.
Salvation Army���Services every evening
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria street.
Adiutant Millner in charge.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. & A.
M. meets second Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brethren invited.
G. L. Lennox. Secretary.
I. O. O. F.    Kootenay Lodge
No. 10, moots every Monday night,
at  their Hall, Kootenay street.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially iiivited.
WM, HODSON, Secretary.
NELSON   LODGE No. 85, K. of P..
\meets in Castle hall, McDonald block
Jaevery Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,
^All visiting knights cordially invited,
J. J. Malone, C.C.
(820) Geo. Partridge. K. of R. and 8.
NELSON LODGE. I. O. G. T^ Meets in
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars cor
dially invited, , John Tklvoiid,
Chief Templar.
George Nunn   Sec'y
second and fourth Wednesday of
each month at K. of P. Hall, MacDonald Block,   cor. Vernon  and
 Josephine streets.   Visitingbreth-
m cordially invited.        Ernest Ki so,
Chas. H. Farrow, Worthy President
Secretary.       -
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meets
1st ond 3rd Wednesday in each month in the
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C. D. 8. C. R.; J R
Green, CR.: J. Purkiss, Secy.
NELSONLODGE.NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meets
every Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall.    F W
Swanell, M.W.: W Hodson. Rec.-See.; J. J. ,,
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and 'd
p. m. vr.        -'���-.* ���
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1692 meets in the McDonald block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invited.
John Toye, W.M.; F. J. Bradley, R.S. THE   MINER! FRIDAY, JUNK 29. 189S
tirlef   Mention   of   Happi'iilng*   In   (lie
Illslrlct IHii'hiK Hie I'ii*!
Fr\r Itotys.
G. N. 'Manuel of "Toronto is at the
11. H. Scovill, from India, is a guest
it the Hume.
There will bo a practice of tho
|;ricket club on Saturday.
Editor Turner of the (Kaslo News
|<pent yesterday in the city.
D. J. "Fitzgearld,,manager for 5\
|A.ug. Heinze,,. is in the city.
W. H. Stewart, Seattle, aiid H. Roberts,   Vancouver,   are   at   the  Grand
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. J. Christie
lave moved into their new cottage
lome on Silica street.
The fire brigade are having nightly
[practices for the contest on Dominion
Hay, and if they don't win it will not
|be for lack of' training.
ij. B. McLaren, Vancouver; Mr. and
Mrs. F. S. Anderson, Slocan City; L.
A. Hamilton, Winnipeg; G. F. Hampton, London, England, are at the
The ball held last night at the Grand
I Central hotel was a great- success.
About thirty couples were, present and
all thoroughly enjoyed the provisions
made for their entertainment.
The Rossland Recoord has been succeeded by the Rossland Leader, the
first issue of which appeared on Tu.es-
day morning. Mr. Eber C. Smith has
severed his connection with the publication.
W. J. Weiler has been appointed
; superintendent bf bridges and buildings of the Crow's Nest Pass branch
of the Canadian Pacific railway, replacing R. Balfour, resigned, with
headquarters at Lethbridge, Alberta.
Fred W. Heslewobd has completed a
i 25-foot tunnel ou tho Deer Trail on the.
'north fork fo the   Salmon  river.    The
Jpf| Deer Trail is owned by  a   Brantford,
iflJOnt.,   syndicate,   and  the showing is
considered very  satisfactory, the aver-
|age assay being $10.40.
Nelson is to be the first  town in the
kootenay to own its  electric  lighting
plant, the by-law having been adopted
by the bare three-fifths majority.   The
price to be paid is not to exceed $SJG,000
ad the council may appoint an auditor
j ascertain the cost of" the  plant.   It
.vas   stated  by  the company that its
profits are 10 per cent per annum, so that
-with money borrowed  at 5  per cent
[the  investment is a good one and sure
Ito be still more profitable as  the city
throws.   The experience of other cities
���Oivhich have acquired  municipal lighting plants have been  that  the  rates
Jbduld be lowered and interest and sinking fund met with   little   difficulty.
[The Rossland  plant   is understood to
|iave paid an average dividend of one
ier cent'a month in addition to paying
at extensions  and repairs, so that  a
naterial lowering of  rates could  be
nade and  still  all  expenses be  met
Vith ease.   The proposal to buy is not
tue  that  should be  dropped now.���
JRobert Dore^fjhi^city owns  some
���Jlaims in the Lardeau country, and a
Ive have
a lot of     ,,-   *
!ce Cream freezers
which no well appointed
home should be without
during the warm weather.
We have also constantly
on hand a full line of . .
lumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offering at very low prices.
'wim Harflware Co..
VancouverI& Nelson, B.C.
few days since ho was on his wray up
o Poolo creek for tho purpose of doing
assessment work on on-~~of ��� his pros-
pect-s. Poolo crock at (his season of
the year its a suco&uou oi: raging cahi-r-
acts. Mr. Doro's horso slipped aud
throw.him into-Iho creok'. As he was
being swept away from the bank he
embraced, a tree with both arms. Tho
water pushed him arowiid and burnped
him against the bank so heavily as to
bruise his body. Fortunately he was
able to keep his hold, and after a
struggle ho succeeded in regaining the
bank. It is certain that he would
have beon drowned had , he lost his
grip ou the tree.-���Rossland Miner.
The Lindley Comedy company,
which will open a short summer engagement in the Nelson skating rink
next Monday, is favorably known from
Halifax to Vancouver, having played
no less than five months in the latter
city during last winter.
The company has the most extensive
repertoire of any company on the continent, playing over 120 standard plays,
including classic, melodramatic and
comedy productions. Special attention
is given to good music and dauoos. A
tenor, soprano and two skirt dancers
are among tho special artists. The
rink will be made thoroughly water
proof and comfortable, heated aud
lighted up by electricity, and no effort
will be spared by the management to
insure the comfort of their patrons.
The.advance side of seats is now on
at, the Canada Drug and Book Co. 's
George Washington, in his farewell
address to congress, cautioned it against
making entangling alliances with
European powers. This advice, so
often quoted at the present time when
an understanding may be reached with
the government of Great Britain, as to
the relations which may arise between it and tho government of the
Tini ted States, incident to the war
with Spain, is particularly pertinent
now, when practically questions of
constitution are in dispute. -There are
allances between nations, some for a
special purpose, and others offensive
and defensive. They ��� cover all probabilities sxidh as fcho::e Gorege Washington had iu view, whose course of
action would not be passed on by congress, could, or would make interim -
tional alliances, such as how exist,
with the men of the present British
government. So that iii reality they,
havo installed an American femihihe
cabinet, encircling the active* mem-'
bers of the imperial administration
and virtually putting them in control
of the destinies of tho empire. It is
very humiliating to acknowledge this,
yet, nevertheless such is the * case-
There is the Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, "Pushful Joe," colonial secretary, the'most pronounced pro-American in the cabinet, the husband of
Miss Endicott of .'Massachusetts';.'
daughter of ex-President Cleveland's
secretary of state in. his first administration, who cannot be lacking; in
political acumen. ; Considering, ^this
alliance, it would be very curious if
her husband were - not 'as outspoken as
ho has been in the interests of "the
United States. Again, there is the
Hoii. George Curzon, under secretary*,
of state for foreign affairs,, and real
active secretary since the illness of
Lord Salisbury and the indisposition
of the Rt. Hon. Arthur Balfour*. He
also is the husband of an American
girl, Miss Leiter of Chicago. And
again, there is the Rt. Hon. Michael
Hicks Beach, chancellor of the exchequer, the husband of a United
States lady. These three are among
the most prominent men in the cabinet���all under control of the fair
Yankees. Outside of the cabinet there
is Sir William Vernon Harcourt, leader
of the opposition in the house of commons, who, unlike the leader of the
opposition in congress, is giving to the
cabinet his hearty support. He also is
the husband of an American lady, and
in men conspicuous iu government
affairs^the-same-^pro-American- influence exists. The rear admiral of the
British navy, Sir Charles Beresford,
one of the most popular, prominent
and outspoken officers of the royal
navy,is the husband of another American heiress, and is in the. same list
with Chamberlain, Curzon and Hicks-
Beach. There are others. It amounts
to this, that there is an American-
British cabinet ruling aud shaping the
policy of the empire, and .ill the discussion that is now going ou, wrliether
it would be politic to arrange aii alliance of an offensive and defensive
nature between Great Britain and the
United States, is supcr-crogatory, as
American women have already formed
one, indifferent whether it is for the
welfare of the British empire or not,
George Washington's caution, in his
farewell address to congress, to the
contrary notwithstanding. ���Vancouver
World. ."	
MOutlay,  tjliije  2"7fch
will open their engagement with one of the Greatest Melodramas
"Shadows of a Great City"
The Best Comedies. The Newest Songs. Ariistic Dancing.
Tickets on Sale at The Canada Drug & Book Co.    Price 75 cents.  General
Admission 50 -Cents.
The Rink is being made weather proof and comfortable.
Judgment Reserved  in  an Important
Mining Case.
The first case to come up before Justice Drake yesterday was Jefferson et
al vs. Keefer, Nicholles and|the Northern Light Mining company. The facts
of the case were somewhat complicated, and it transpired that the plaintiff gave the defendant Keefer a bill
of sale of a certain mineral claim for
tho nominal consideration of one dollar, and received in return a deed of
trust declaring that the defendant
Keefer held the said mineral claim in
trust for the'; defendant-.until such time
as he recieved the sum of $2000 from
the Northern Light company, who
were to take over, the mineral claim.
The sum of $2000 thus obtained was
to be the purchase price of the property.      '
The defendant Nicholles organized
the company and took a bill of sale to
himself of the property, which he subsequently deeded over to the company,
paying the defendant Keefer on behalf
of the company a sum which was not
mentioned, but which was stated to
exceed $2000. Tho defendant Keefer
then paid over $1100 of the amount lie
received to the company.
The plaintiffs'were suing the defendants Keefer and Nicholles for the balance of the $900, and they also asked
for a declaration that there was a lien
on the property in respect of the said
sum, and for an order td sell the property to satisfy the lien., There were
also allegations of fraud in the pleadings.    '-'-���-���';������     ���;���-������������      '������:������     "--���.---���-���
During tho proceedings; a judgment
of $900 against the defendant Keefer
was signed by consent of counsel, and
the allegations of ' fraud were with-:
It was argued on behalf of Nicholles
that he had no notice of the deed of
trust and so could -, not be considered
privy .to any of its provisions, and
further, that even if he had had notice,
when he paid oyer the ; sum mentioned
in the ��� deed [ot 7 trust to ;the person
named iii" its provisions, tlie operation
ot the deed was, concluded so, far as he
was'concerned!- :'< Ays. '.:���*.'./-..'.' ���,.
...., Mr. Justice Drake reserved judgment
on all the issues. C. A. Wheeler and
E3 A., Crease were, for' the plaintiff,
and R; M. Macdonaldfor the defendant Nicholles. The Northern Light
Mining company was unrepresented.
Bowmanville. Ont., June 23.���Rev.
James Turnbull of Orangeville was
ordained and inducted into the pastorate of St. Paul's church yesterday.
New York, June 23.���Prince Albert
of Belgium, who has been visiting in
the United States and Canada, sailed
yesterday for Antwerp on the steamer
Friesland. He i;was accompanied by
Dr. Leopold Melis and Colonel Henry
'Juhgblud. '
The new find at the Victory-Triumph has been stripped for 200 feet.
Preparations" will be made to ship next
winter as a sleigh road can be built
much more easily than a wagon road.
The Salmo Consolidated company
has a double, shift working on its property. The shaft has almost reached the
100 foot level. Some fine specimens of
ore came in on Saturday night.
Shipments from the War Eagle are
likely to be increased at once to average 200 tons a day.
���Work���has- been-resumed bu-the Atlantic Cable and a steam plant will be
installed. This property is owned by
a Toi'onto man, who has been working
it without intercession for two years.
The shaft is down 250 feet, and some
drifting has been done. Kenneth Mc-
Caskill is in charge.
Among tho changes probable in the
plan of working of the Le Roi as soon
as the difficulty about the sale is
settled is the sinking of a vertical
shaft to the southeast of the present
skipway. A vertical shaft was contemplated by the late Captain Hall,
but ho had not commenced it at the
time of his death.
for Member et lhe legislative Assembly
for Ibe   Seise*   Biding at Went
Kooienay IMttrlet.
Adored  by Dc legate** In Convention oa
The 31*1 I>ay of Jane. 1-HSH.
Kingston, Jamacia, Jnue 28.���Six
thousand trained - American soldiers
landed at Daiquir harbor, Cuba, yesterday, and 10,000 more rest on their arms
on board of the transports off shore.
There was no opposition - to the landing.
A strike of considerable magnitude
was made a short time ago on tho
Mammon claim, up the eats side of
the North Fork, on Volcanic mountain,
and adjoining the Golden Eagle. Assessment work was done on the property in the shape of a 12-foot open cut
and resulted in the opening up of a
five-foot ledge of solid quartz, showing
iron pyrites and copper stain on the
surface; and rock taken from the bottom of the cut shows, in addition to
these minerals, free gold plainly visible
to the naked eye.
Chris Tobiason has struck a stringer
of splendid copper ore on his Golden
Eagle claim on Volcanic mountain, and
naturally feels much elated over the
high assay returns he has received.
He ran an open cut to make a face for
a tunnel and opened up a quartz ledge
similar to that on the Mammon, the
adjoining claim, which carried some
good stringers of solid copper pyrites
and carbonates. Some of the prettiest
ore yet produced in the North Fork
country has come from the claim, and
assays of 32 per cent copper have been
"Whereas, The Turner government
by its class legislation, (1) by imposing a tax upon the output of metalliferous mines not imposed upon the
output of coal mines; (2) by refusing
to remove the tax imposed on men
working in metalliferous mines;(3) by
denying the people of the province'
equitable representation in the legislative assembly, has proven itself unworthy of further confidence or con-'|
tinuance in offiao; and,
"Whereas, The railway policy of the
present administration is inimical to
the best welfare of the province as a
whole therefore be it
'' Resolved,1 That the interests of the
Nelson riding of West Kootenay; district demand that the electors return
as their representative in- the next
provincial legislature a man who will
not only strongly advocate but ���will
also use his influence with the members of the legislative assembly opposed
to the present administration to secure
the following reforms:
"First���An equitable plan of representation in the legislative assembly; on a
basis that will recognize that an elector in one portion of the province is
the equal of an elector in any other
portion where like circumstances prevail.
" Second���Equalization in taxation
with respect to mines, so that if the
output of the metalliferous mines be
taxed, the output of all coal mines
shall be treated in the same manner.
" Third���Repeal of the special tax
imposed upon working miners inthe
metalliferous mines, which partakes
of the nature of a trade tax and is an
unjust exaction.
'' Fourth���An amendment to the assessment act which permits what is
virtually dual taxation, under the indefensible mortgage tax, or tax upon
"Firth���The passage of a general
railway act, which will allow the
building of railways by bona fide railway men without cost to the province
either in cash subsidies or land grants.
" Sixth���The starving out of railway
charter mongers by refusing to grant
any further land subsidies in aid of
railway construction, and by insisting
wherever cash subsidies are granted
that such subsidies shall be by way of
when built.
"Seventh���The absolute prohibition
of the immigration of Chinese into the
province, and the exclusion of Chinese
from employment by any company receiving any concession whatever from
the crown.
"Eighth*���That in employing labor on
public works preference be given to
citizens of the province, and also that
all government offices be .filled by
capable bona fide residents of the district where the vacancies exist.
'' Ninth���Due recognition of the fact
that the mining industry is the chief
attraction for outside capital to the
province, and is responsible for the increase in its population; that this industry may be vitally affected by legislation, and its importance demands
that wo should have in the cabinet a
practical rather than a theoretical
"And with a view to securing the
above reforms, we pledge ourselves to
support by our votes and influence the
nominee of this convention.''
to bear their share of the assessment
work or forfeit their interest.
(2) An amendment to cause litigants
to put up reasonable security for costs
before adversing applications for certificates of improvements,
(3) Regular promotion in the Civil
Service, avoiding the injustice of the
appointment of outsiders over the
heads of men already in the service,
all vacancies being filled by our own
(4) The removal from the Statute
book of the discriminatory tax of 95.00
per annum on mechanics, miners and
others employed in our metalliferous
If returned I pledge myself to work
to the best of my ability to secure a*
local expenditure of public monies
in proportion to the revenue collected
in the district, and to ensure such expenditure being laid out to the. best
possible advantage.
The mining, interests of British Columbia have now reached such proportions that it is desirable they should
be administrated by a separate department under the charge of a minister
who would devote his undivided Attention to the subject.
I shall endeavor to rescind the legislation of '06, by which inining suite
were taken out of the jurisdiction of
the County Court and relegated to the
Supreme Court, thereby entailing increased costs and interminable delays.
During the past eight years Kootenay has heen represented bv straight
government supporters and by. an out
and out oppositionist, the result in
neither case has Iteen satisfactory. I
consider the time has arrived when all
the Kootenay members should join in
advocating measures for the benefit of
this district as a whole and for Its
special industry, without regard to
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For One Cent a Word?
You can find a buyer for "Any
Old Thing " if you advertise.
Classified Advertisement**.
, All advertisements in this column are
1 cent a wont oach insertion. No advertisement taken for less than 35 cents.
Old papers at Thb Mikbr office.  M peaU
per hundred. ;
FOUNP.���A small key, Nation*! Cash Regis-
ir.   Apply'Miner" oflice. ~
MUSIC LESSONS.-On piano organ or
guitar, by Mw. W. J. Antler. Robson rtWt.
two doors west of Stanley. J*. O. Boj M,   '
WANTED���A situation nt general wtttgat
in private family.  Apply to
Water street, near brickyard.
and JOTP&
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to
T w�� W v*fWlf*H 0 ?VM4fH||'nPf--CT
In^tock,l,000,000 f t.of Flooring^ini^
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
stupe* point* ako wmihnw vain:
to ojtpr.*-
Waff Paper,-    Sporting;6oofo
���   Hammocks,   9
���Cameras, Kodaks,
Pfiotooraphic SuDPfies,
Thomson stationery ���0,
.TENDERS,, endowed^ "Gaol Supplied .{or
Gentlemen,���I offer myself as an independent candidate to represent you
in the next Provincial Parliament.
Should I be fortunate enough to secure your support I shall endeavor to
bring about the following reforms:
(1) A change in the Mineral Act to
compel all partners in a mining claim
the supply ot Broad, Beef, Groceries, Citing and Coal.for tbe use of tbe said Institution,
/rom tbe flrst day of July next to the SOUi of
June, 1899. will bc received by the undenfaRMd,
up to Saturday, the 29th of dune. SanpMT * of
groceries, clothing, etc. can be seen at the
gaol. Ward street Tenders to state prtee of
coal per ton of 2,000 pounds. All suppliee to be
delivered at the gaol as requlred.yrltkottt extra
Oatmeal. Cotiuncal. Brooms, Brushes aad all
articles required for use in this contract; to llw
of Provincial manufacture as far as imcUc-
able. F. S. HUSSEY.
Supt. of Pror. Police and Warden .st-GAole.
Juno0, WW. ..>----
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Turner Defend* Government's Policy nud
Actions.���Cotton's Criticism.���Oiiyo-
sltion Platform Outlined.
The local committees of the two candidates arranged for a joint po-
political meeting to be held last night
��� at the fire hall, at which both parties
were to be represented on t-he platform.
Tho mayor took the chair and opened
the meeting with well chosen words
on the responsibilities and privileges of
"�� electors, and then introduced to the
meeting the two speakers of tho evening, the Hon. J. H Turner, premier
of British Columbia, and Mr. F. C.
Cotton, editor of the Vancouver News-
Advertiser, the well known opposition
���leader. The speakers were limited to
an hour, with au additional 15 minutes allotted to Mr. Turner for a reply.
The fire hall was packed to its utmost
capacity, the doors being crowded with
; attentive listeners who were unable to
find seats. Both speakers were very
well received, and the meeting was devoid of any untoward incidents.
The  Hon. J. H. Turner then  came
on   the   platform.    He   was   palpably
���  suffering   from   a   bad  cold, but was
nevertheless distinctly heard.
Mr. Turner opened his speech by referring to the fact that the party he
represented had been in power for several years, and pointed out that though
in a prolonged course of administration occasional mistakes must' inevitably be made, yet had the government
not worked faithfully and with a great
measure of siiccess and had considerable
, -share in bringing about tho present
���prosperous condition of British Cohun-
/ bia, they had hardly held office so
long. He criticised the opposition,
who doubtless wanted to. get into
office, but said that no one had any
distinct idea of what they would do
when they got there. They were fad
dists and promised a universal panacea
, for all ills, who spoke of the removal of
the mortgage tax as a measure that
would make everybody rich, while the
government, on the other band, had a
distinctive policy which it had worked
on faithfully.for -several years. Mr.
Turner then proceeded to treat of his
government policy.
Their policy, he said, contained several planks:
First-^-Their policy of the development of the province by means of public works, as railroads, roads, streets,
trails, surveys and other general public works intended to facilitate transportation and communication with the
outer world.
Second���Public education.
Third���Agriculture, which already
had made considerable strides under
the fostering care of the government.
Fourth���The provincial credit, which
might be termed the engine that drove
the whole machine, and without which
necessary public works could not be
carried on.
These were the most important
planks in the platform, which Mr.
Turner then proceded to treat separately;,   ���
Public "Works.���To properly estimate
the importance of what had been done
and the difficulty of doing it the condition of British Columbia twenty or
eveh ten years ago should be remembered. There was little revenue and
no. credit. And public works had to
, be carried out under difficulties and in
accordance with the state of the
finances. Through their legisaltire pol-
-���--���icy*, the. government- had^been__instru-.
mental in constructing some 500 miles
of railways, those most important of
all public works. At this very moment
the. Crow's Nest Pass railway and
the Itobson. extension to Penticton
were being built, while arrangements
had been made to extend the line later
from Penticton to the coast, parallel
to the C. P. R., and for which the
surveyors were already out. The Stick -
ine river and Teslin lake railway had
been temporarily checked owing to the
action of the Dominion government,
but it would yet be carried though,
and a trail was now being made to relieve tho congestion in that part.
He contended that this was a very
creditable showing, and that no country
had done so much considering tho
sparseness of tho population and tho
difficulties and cost of construction.
It was not easy to got capitalists to
.build-railways at all even with subsidies. In the case of the Dunsmuir
Island railway a previous charter con
taiuing larger grants and better con
ditions had been ' refused everywhere
and the San Francisco promoters forfeited their $15,000 deposit. Great
pressure had been brought to bear on
them to help the Nakusp and Slocan
railway, which was to develop what
was represented to be the richest
country in the world. The case was
urgent, and the best and quickest way
ou of the difficulty seemed to be to
guarantee the bonds, and the results
have fully justified the course adopted.
The province received $3500 per mile
from.the Dominion and 40 per cent of
tbe gross receipts, which amounted to
$18,000 last year, and have $48,000 still
in hand, and ihe receipts are expected
to reach f 24,000���the guaranteed interest���before this is spent, so the road
will ��� probably cost ^nothing. The
Shushwap & Okanogan railway was
subsidized on the same principle, and
the output of grain from the district
had already risen from 4000 to nearly
7000 tons. (;,
Hospitals and educational establishments were also ��;ui important branch
of public! works, and had been installed
all ovor the province without appreciable incroaso of taxation. In reference
to the tax on mineral'output, he said
this was instead of the former tax on
mining properties, and Mr. Cotton had
once admitted a less amount was do-
rived from it, so that was really a reduction in taxation. The sum of $220, -
800 had been spent on public schools
last year, there had been no denominational troubles and the government
had never been accused of using the
teaching staff for political ends.
The adminstration of justice, too,
had been carried out without fear or
favor, and all new comers recognized
this. Agriculture was not of exceptional interest to Nelson, but the government by legislation and assistance
in forming the Fruit Growers' association aud Farmers' Institute and other
societies had fostered the industry.
Up to 1891 the province enjoyed practically no credit abroad. Tho lowest
rate of interest abroad obtainable was
4X per cent. Money was needed to develop the country. They had faith in
the resources of tho country and so
floated a loan in London at !3 per cent.
The loan iu 1801 at il per cent was
subscribed at 8<i. The second in 1 Sf>:i
was floated at 91, the next in 18*9-3 at
95, and our !1 per conl 8 are now |ruoted
at 102. The method of advertising and
floating the bonds was such that any
boodling or misconduct was impossible, and anyhow financiers do not
lend money without inquiry as to the
character of the borrower as well as
of the investment. In answer to criticisms as to the cost of raising the loans
and consolidating the old debt, he
pointed out that including discount,
commissions and all expenses of the
1819 loan they wero paying interest a-t
the rate of 8 o-8 per cent on the cash
On the 1893 loan they wero paying
8)i per cent, and on the 1895 loan only
8 1-10 per cont. A comparison had
been draw on between consols and the
British Columbia 8 per cents, by
affirming that the consols had gone up
more in the same time than the S per
cents, and that consequently British
Columbia had not improved as it-
ought to have done, and that the improvement was due to tha reduced
value of money and rate of interest.
This is not so. Since 1891 the consols
had gone up 12)�� and the British Columbia 3.per cents 19 per cents.
The fact that the expenditure had
exceeded the revenue did not show, extravagance, as it was au investment
that would pay in the long run. Moreover, borrowed money expended on
public, works had been treated as revenue by his critics, which was not a
fair way of putting it.
The effect of the government policy
might be seen inthe changed condition
of Kootenay. It was not so many
years ago since Kootenay had ll voters
and was represented by one member,
which was increased to" two members
when there were 300 voters. Formerly
the cry was that too much money was
being spent on Kootenay, and that its
future was purely speculative, but he
contended that results had shown their
policy to be a sagacious one. Now
the cry was reversed. The only way
to develop Kootenay was by extensive
public works, and money had to be
borrowed for that purpose. Unless the
province could afford to borrow it had
better shut up shop.
It was not true that the last time he
raised money in Loudon he had to
promise not to borrow any more for
three years. It was a voluntary offer
of the government's.
After various other remarks the
premier concluded his speech by thanking the. audience for their kind reception of him, and stated that great
gains were expected in the constituencies on the Fraser river.
Before leaving the platform the
premier replied to the following questions :
First���Why did you attempt to impose a 2 per cent tax on minerals?
Becase it seemed a reasonable rate.
Jn^conseqnence^howjBver.of jepres^ta-.
tions it was reduced to 1 per cent.
Second���Why are men working in
metalliferous mines taxed, and not
coal miners?
I have always considered it an injustice and it would have been removed but for representations that it
was the only means of taxing the numerous aliens making wmoney in the
country. The conditions of the coal
miners are different.
Third���Do the Dunsmuirs mine any
coal on their railway lands, and how
Did not carry the Dunsmuir coal
output in his head. One of the new
mines was iii the railway belt. Their
taxation this year amounted to $11,-
0001 The Vancouver Coal company's
taxation is higher than the Dunsmuirs', notwithstanding thoir output
of coal is less, because of their large
amount of laud in connection with
their coal rights, while the Dunsmuirs
had vory little land outside of their
railway lands.
Fourth���Being asked as to his connection with speculative mining companies, Mr. Turner said that he was
first advised to go on the board of a
British Columbia mining company by
Glyn, Mills& Co., their London financial
agents. This was at the time when
there was no English "capital in
Kootenay. Some time after he became a
local director. He was still a director
of one company, the' Atlftabasca company, he was understood to say. Had
received no financial benefit from the
companies. His companies had been
arbitrarily selected for criticism. The
London press was not straightforward
in' the matter. For instance the London Times had criticised him adversely, but since the insertion of a
whole page advertisement of the Klondike company nothing more had been
heard. The Klondike company was a
good one and is prospering.
With regard to the Corbin railway
he said he had opposed it because they
had'   already   subsidized   a  Canadian
company, and   when   possible  he  be-|
liovcdin Canada for the Canadian,".
Mr. F. C. Cotton then came on the
platform and was greeted with cheers.
He said he was greatly disappointed to
night,as ho had often been before at the
meager information afforded him by
the premier as to his future policy. If
a man cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs, much less can he
without any eggs at all. Mr. Turner
had confined himself to ancient lrisj
tory, and said very little on the points
so vital to the electors. There was no
declaration of policy on which the
electors might decide. Mr. Turner
had spoken of the planks of his platform, but they were not planks, but
merely axioms of modern government.
Any government would have policemen, judges and the like.
Tho railway policy of the government was enough to condemn it. The
government, had practically built the
Nakusp & Slocan railway and then
given it away, and all the profit goes to
the company. By 'moans of the government not arranging for short and
long haul rates it merely got paid in
tho proportion of tho haul of 86 miles
to thc haul of 8000 miles to eastern
points. In tho Crow's Nest Pass railway the most valuable coal fields iu
America had been given away for
nothing, and had been transferred by
the C. P. R. to another company. The
C. P. B. had also got a subsidy of
$11,000 per mile from the Dominion.
The Mackenzie-Mann deal was also an
utterly one-sided arrangement, in
which the contractors were not bound
in any , way. It was extraordinary
that no reference had been made to the
redistribution bill which gave the electors of West Kootenay and East Yale
one-fourth the voting power of those
of Cassiar, Lilloet and Esquimault.
Mr. Cotton proceeded to give figures
substantiating this. When the government did get an idea from the opposition, as for instance, the water power
act, whieh had been stultified by con-
"ditions imposed by an order in council,
the recording- fee was made almost
The premier admits the tax on
workmen to be an injustice. Why
then did he not repeal it? Mr. Cotton
went oil lo point out that the mortgage
tax pressed on the poor man and did
not touch the rich, and was in effect a
dual tax. He then referred to the
Cliineso question, and to tho effect that
the government wero always opposed
to restraining legislation. The finances
had been grossly mismanaged,and borrowed money applied to what should
have been paid - out ot* revenue, aud
still the deficit increased, and that notwithstanding increased taxation. He
then read J. L. Retallack's platform
and showed that it was an opposition
platform, and commented on the fact
that there were hardly any straight
government candidates on the mainland. He said that he and Joe Martin
stood shoulder to shoulder. The opposition had stayed out 24 hours in the
attempt to get a proper distribution
bill. In answer to a question, he
stated he would be in favor of a tax
on Chinese employes could it be legally passed.
Mr. Turner then spoke for a few
minutes in answer to some of the
points raised by Mr. Cotton, and the
meeting adjourned.
Ot the Slocnn Riding of West Kootenny
Electoral District.   ,
Gentlemen:���At the request of o
large proportion of the" community
representing every section of the
Riding, I beg to announce myself as a
candidate for your suffrages in the
coming elections.
In respectfully soliciting your votes
and support I declare myself a supporter and follower of the Hon. J. H.
Turner as thc Leader of the only.Party
in this Province with a defined Policy
During my eight years residence in
this District I have been a consistent
supporter of his Party in recognition
of their attitude in meeting, and in
cases anticipating the requirements
.and expansion of this great mining
region. I am in favor of the following reforms:���
(1) The abolition of the Tax upon
working miners.
(2) The abolition of the Mortgage
(3) The distribution of seats in the
Legislature in direct proportion to
(4) I do not approve of the Policy of
thc late Legislative Assembly in using
their influence to exclude foreign railroads, such as the proposed railroad
to Boundary Creok.
(5) I favor certain, revisions in the
Mineral and Land Acts, particularly
some easy plan by which the holders
of claims can advertise out their defaulting co-owners.
(0) In filling all (jovernment appointments I am in favor of appointing
bona fide residents of the District in
all cases where'such can be found
competent to act.
(7) I believe that the Provincial
Legislature should bring all the aid
and influence at its command to
the assistance of the lead mining industry, especially in the direction of
obtaining stronger recognition from
the Federal Government at Ottawa of
the importance" of this industry and
the disadvantages under Avhich it now
If you do me the honor to elect me
as   your representative I will at all
times endeavor to protect and further
the interests,  not only   of the prospector* but also of all those employed
in and around our mines, recognizing
that our entire community is dependant upon the mining industry.
I am, Gentleman,
Your obedient servant,
John L. Retallack.
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