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Has Mines that are  Paying Dividends anr'     >
dreds of Properties that can be Maa'- '*''-
Dividend  Paying Mines.,
SIXTH   FEAR---M). 32,
Has   a    Mineral   Output    of   Upwards   cl    Ci e
Million ' Dollars    Every    Month
In   Tlie   Year   ,
He Is Conadent that the Opposition will Have
■  a Working Majority.
AsircHorr, 73. C, June 20th, 180S.
To tiik Editor, ok Tmr Trirunio: I beg
to say that I find the outlook throughout
the province very encouraging; and think
that when tlie returns are in we shall see
tlie government with but .In or 10 seats,
the opposition with 22 or 23'. I think any
variation from these figures will much
more likely be in our favor than in l'tivor
of tiie government.
1 have no wish to lull our friends into a
state of too much ,securit5r, nor have them
in any way relinquish their efforts, but J
fully believe the government beaten and
predict, that the figures quoted will be
justified by the acts of the electors on
the 9th day of .July. I am, sir, yours
very truly, C. A. Skjimx.
Through His Paper He Makes a Covert Threat
to the Electors of Port Steele.
Colonel Baker has a son, colonel Baker's
son has a newspaper, and colonel Baker,
through his son's newspaper, the Cran-
brook Herald, is endeavoring to bulldoze
the electors of Southeast Kootenay. This
is the threat which he has made to the
electors of Fort Steele: "Suppose that
the Hon. Colonel, Baker shall be defeated,
and suppose that the C. N. J1, li. Co.'s
railway construction policy is dictated
by colonel Baker, as both editor and candidate Baillie say it is, do the citizens of
.Fort Steele imagine this alleged influence
of colonel Baker would, in repayment for
their enmity, be exerted iu their behalf 1J
If the Hon. Colonel Baker can keep the
main line out of Fort Steele, can he not
keep the spur out also?"
Til is matter concerns the electors of
Nelson in this way. If they vote for the
government's semi-independent candidate
they will-be doing all in their power to
send a man to Victoria to support a government of which the bulldozing colonel
Baker is a member. If they wish to mark
their disapproval of bulldozing they
should vote for .7. Fred Hume.
The Victoria Colonist has made up a
list, of the seats which it thinks tho government is sure of carrying today. It
does not lay claim to a single seat iu A Vest
Kootenay. This is pretty good evidence
that the four seats in West Kootenay
will go opposition. The following is the
Colonist's list:
East JCootcnay..
North Nanaimo.
Comox '.
Cowichan ;
South Victoria..
Alberni .........
North Yale.	
Chilli whack	
Esriiiiniall - -	
... t
... 1
... 1
... 1
... 1
... 1
... 1
... 1
... 1
Martin Defends Himself.
Before a Victoria audience on Monday
evening . Joseph Martin replied to tlie
charges brought against him by lawyer
MePhillips, one of the government candidates in the capital. Martin's explanation was satisfactory to all save his tra-
ducers. He said that the negotiations
with the Northern. Pacific were quite
open, and the $500 a mile which the company was to be allowed to spend without
accounting for was a lee-way allowed by
the government, and he was a director
appointed by the government to attend
to this very thing. As to his annexation
speech, he had said at a private dinner at
Ottawa that "If the Dominion continued
continued its policy of oppression against
Manitoba, the people of Manitoba would
all.be annexationists," and, lie added, "if
the Dominion had persisted there would
have been worse than annexation—there
would have been civil rebellion."
Only 10,000.000 Acres Given Away.
Victoria Colonist: "One of the pet
cries of the opposition is that the government has alienated practically all the
public domain. We have seen it stated
specifically iu more than one of the opposition papers and have heard it said more
than once in the legislature that the government lias done this. Now, as a matter
of fact, the area of British Columbia is
upwards of 220,000,000 acres, and of this
only 10,000,000 acres have been alienated;
or one acre out of every 22." Most electors think that there is much ground for
the opposition complaint when they.come
to consider that there are several millions
of the Colonist's alleged area, of the province made up of mountain ranges and
that the 10,000,000 acres which it admits
were alienated represent the choicest
land in the province. Vote for Hume and
the administration of crown lands in the
interests of the people and not speculators.
The Dunsmuir's Supply the Money.
Although A. S. Farwell is posing as an
independent candidate, the money that is
being so lavishly'spent in his behalf is
furnished by the Dunsmuirs. The sack
was brought in by premier Turner. The
Dunsmuirs can well afl'ord to spend money
every four years to keep a friendly gov-
ernment"in power. But the self-respecting voters of Kootenay do not take kindly
to  any such political arrangement, and
they- will show their resentment today.
Take the Farwell "push" in Nelson and
stand them on , their heads and every
dollar that would he shaken out of'.their
pockets is money furnished by the Dunsmuir family., Men that are willing to be
so bribed should not be allowod«the right
to dominate elections in Kootenay.
Hon. C. li". Pooley defends his acting in
the dual    capacity 'tis   solicitor  tor   the
Dunsmuirs    and   president    of    premier
Turner's executive by  showing that the
roads in his district are in a butter condition   than  ever   before.     The honorable
I'ooley sees no harm   in the president  of
the executive striving to  wrest from the
crown all the precious metals, in  2,000,000
acres for the benefit of the Dunsmuirs so
long as he gets good roads for the farmers
ol! Esquimalt.
, The  electors of Nelson will  remember
that in his recent address to them premier
Turner made the statement that the New,
Vancouver Coal Company employed more
Chinese in its coal   mines than the Dunsmuir's  do in their  mines.   This is a campaign    lie   which    premier. Turner   and
attorney-general Fberts have been spreading all over the country where the people
knew  nothing about the  matter.     Last
week   Eberts spoko   at Nanaimo.     This
statement was challenged and Eberts had
to admit that it  was not in  accordance
with fact.
Last Saturday evening the honorable
C. E. Pooley,. denied to the electors of
Sooke lake that be had opposed the
secret ballot bill introduced by Thomas
Forster. The lion. I'ooley is on record as
one of the dozen who voted to kill the bill
in committee.
D. Ii. Ker, of Victoria, who, to please
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company,
urged the Victoria board of trade to protest against the gianting of the Kettle
liiver railway charter, had the cheek Lo
interrupt .Joseph Martin in the course of
his speech Monday night and ask him
how much the Canadian Pacific Railway
Company paid him for acting as that
company's solicitor. Martin should have
asked his questioner what the C. P. li.
paid him.
"That in view of the argument advanced for and against the government,
the workmen here assembled in mass
meeting pledge ourselves to support Mr.
The above is a copy of a resolution
which was carried by acclamation at a
meeting of the union-men of Rossland
held on Tuesday evening. The leaders of
union labor have made a careful study of
the political situation and they have
unanimously decided that the interests of
the working people of this province will
be best served by the return of the present opposition party. For this reason
they will give James Martin their solid
support. The same thing applies to the
contest in this riding. The electors of
Nelson riding whose sympathies lie with
organized labor should support .1. Fred
Hume and thus strengthen the hands of
those who are fighting to put an end to
Chinese competition with white labor in
this province.
James Dunsmuir, government candidate in Comox district.
Hon. C. E. Pooley,.formerly president
of the executive, solicitor for James Dunsmuir, government candidate in Esquimalt
James Brydeu, brother-in-law to James
Dunsmuir, superintendent for Dunsmuir
collieries and government candidate for
North Nanaimo.
Dr. William W. Walkem, physician to
Dunsmuir collieries, editor of Duusmurian
newspaper and government candidate for
South Nanaimo.
Joseph Hunter, manager of the Dunsmuir's E. & N. railway and government
candidate for Cariboo district.
if you do not wish to place the control
of provincial affairs in the hands of the
above men you should vote for J. Fred
Hume the opposition candidate. Should
premier Turner be returned to power
these men will control his government.
Vancoi'vioii, July 8th, ISUS.
The following telegram speaks for itself:
Chairman Opposition Committee, Nelson—
Reports received from all parts of the
province show Turner government's defeat certain. T. Mathews,
Secretary Opposition Committee.
Afraid to Face the Music.
A meeting of the electors was held at
Ymir Wednesday evening, at which addresses were delivered by J.Fred Hume
and S. S. Taylor on behalf of the opposition candidate.    R. E. Lemon and David
Morris, the semi-independent government
candidate's representatives, were in the
hall but refused to address the electors.in
the interests of their man. This does not
look as if the government party expects
very much from the voters at Vinir.
Honest John Turner- His Watchword.
"The Lord helps those who help themselves," as announced by his colleague the
equally honorable C. hi Pooley, president
of the executive council, and solicitor foi
the Dunsmuirs
High Grade Assays Secured from Veins at the
Foot of Trout Lake.
Some great strikes have been  reported
at   the  foot of Trout  Lake.    The  chief
among those are the strikes reported on
the Pedro and Lulus groups.    The former
of these properties is situated up Canyon
creek   and   comprises   three   claims,  the
Pedro, Black Jack and Solo.,  This property has two veins running through it,
and as the result of development operations some very fine ore has been exposed,
which gave returns, when subjected to a
test, of 2100 ounces silver, $5 iu gold and
17 per cent copper, giving a total value of.
$1221.70 per ton.    Then  there were other
assays, one from the upper and the other
from the lower vein which  gave  return",
from the former $2021.II ounces silver and
the  latter $1233.71 ounces silver.    These
last samples were not tested for gold  or
copper, so it is notknown what the values
in these minerals would have been.    Both
of these veins are strong and well defined,
being  traceable  for a   considerable  distance.    The upper vein is from two and a
half   tocthree feet wide and   the lower
about^'two feet  wide, and the  character
of the ore  is a galena,  heavily impregnated with grey copper.    The owners of
this property, the Sandin brothers and P.
A.  Lindgren,  intend  after  the  trail   up
Canyon creek is completed, to go in for a
thorough     development    of    these    ore
bodies, and they confidently expect that
before next fall the property will be in a
fair way towards1 making a shipment of,
Purther down, on Tenderfoot creek, a
tributary of the Lardo river, about three
miles below the foot of the lake, the Lulus
claim has been showing up remarkably
well. The lead on this property is exposed for over 000 foet, and throughout
that distance averages from four to
twelve inches of galena and grey copper.
Numerous assays have been taken of the
ore chute along the surface and they rim
all the way from SO to 100 ounces in silver
and 71. per cent lead. Since- early spring
work has been going on on this property,
and the 50-foot tunnel which is being run
to tap the lead at- a depth of 70 feet is now
drawing near its completion. The Lulus
is owned by a company known as the
Gold Mining & Development Company,
and its headquarters are at Spokane.
Another claim on the same creek located last fall by .P. L. Huffman, is the
■Silver Queeu. This property has excellent prospects, as assays from the lead on
the surface give from GO to HO ounces-
silver, $5 to $8 in gold, and 72 per cent
lead. The vein is about five feet wide
and well defined, and Mr. Huffman lias
been busy all spring driving a tunnel to
tap- the ore body. This tunnel is in 35
feet, and it is expected that in 20 feet
further the lead will be encountered.
The Best Celebration in Kootenay.
The Ledge: Nelson is a town that
knows just how to celebrate and has the
people and financial backing to do it.
This is the opinion of every New, Den-
verite   that  spent the   holidays   there.
About 200 went from the lake towns.
The smelter town was crowded with
visitors and the sportiug events went off
with very little hitch. There was some
trouble, of course, but this is unavoidable
and is to be expected. The band boys
and lacrosse team are loud iu their praise
of the treatment accorded them on all
sides.' Nelson fully appreciated -the
worth of the band, and recognized in it
the best musical organization of the kind
in Kootenay. -.The.lacrosse, boys, put up
as good a game as they could, but were no
match for the professional men in the
Nelson team. However, they want to
play a return game and Nelson will probably meet them at the Sandon celebration
ou "Labor Day. Nelson's two days celebration was the best ever held in
Kootenay. ■        	
James Dunsmuir and His Platform.
James Dunsmuir, the head of the family
that owns 2,000,000 acres of Vancouver
Island is the Turner government's candidate in Comox. The following is one of
the planks in his platform: "That is
another thing (roads) which affects my
interests and yours also. The better condition the roads are in. you will be able to
get your .produce to market so much
cheaper, and I will be able to sell much
more land and get the country settled up,
which will be a benefit to you and mc.
So I will use every endeavor in my power
to, get roads in your district." if you
don't want a government domineered by
the Dunsmuir interest you should vote
for J. Fred Hume. Should premier
Turner succeed he will have but a narrow
majority. Six of his probable supporters
are out and out Dunsmuir men and
premier Turner can do but two things.
lie can do as the Dunsmuirs desire or he
can resign. Which course do the electors
of Kootenay think premier Turner would
adopt in view of his past record?
Britain's Commissioners Named.
in pursuance of the agreement signed
at Washington on May 30th, for a joint
commission to adjust the Canadian-
American international questions, it is
announced that queen Victoria has 'appointed the lord high chancellor, baron
ilerschell, sir Wilfrid Laurier, sir Richard
Cartvvright and sir Louis Da vies, counsel
for Great Britain before the international
fisheries arbitration at Halifax in IS/7
between Great Britain and the Tinted
States; and John Charlton Lo be high
The Town is Filled with Fakers Trying to
Sell Wild-cats.
Judge K. A. Mall of Los Angelos, one of
the latest arrivals from Dawson city,
gives some interesting news of the happenings in the northern gold fields'. Hall
left Dawson on May 20th. In speaking of
the probable outlook of the Klondyke he
"The lowest estimate that i ever heard
made   of the   season's   output   was   ten
million  dollars. ,   The   highest   estimate
was  forty   millions.     On   June  "5th   the
Berry   Bros., had  made  three clean-ups.
The amount  was  very close  to   .$05,000.
This was from claims No?.  1, 5. and 0 on
Eldorado.   A man  named Antone, who I
believe is  from Juneau, is also interested
in these three claims, and his  interest is
equal   to that of the Berry Bros.    They
estimate that they will  take from  these
three   claims   $1,000,000.     The   amount,
however,  may  fall  short.    According to
the best information obtainable there are
between 10,000 and 15,000 claims staked in
each  of the  four  districts,   namely,   the
Klondike,  Dominion,   Indian..River, and
V'ukon, of which not to exceed 200 are on
a  paying basis,  or from  which  it is expected  a  10   per cent,  royalty    will   be
collected by the government.    Prom these
facts  it   can   be   readily  seen   that the
chances for a new-comer  to succeed.are
not  very encouraging.   There are  probably  from   1,000 to 1.500 people  walking
the    streets   of    Dawson    waiting    and
anxious to dispose of wildcat property to
new arrivals.    I can also say that property  must pay over Scents to a pan,  or
the owner cannot afford to pay $1.50 per
hour, the wages'paid to miners, for working the same.    1 learned this from parties
who   are in    possession   of   information
which cannot be disputed, aud I therefore
know  whereof I speak.     Gold   Commissioner  Thomas  Fawcett   is   engaged   in
recording hundreds of claims, and the applicants literally camp out iu front of the
commissioner's office all night in order to
be  on   hand  the   first  in   the morning.
Many of tho men who record such claims
are  promoters   of  wildcat schemes, and
they are of course compelled to resort to
dishonest methods.   The government requires that gold shall be discovered in the
property  before a claim can be recorded,
and in order to hoodwink the government
one   man   will   purposely   drop ^several
nuggets on the ground, while his partner,
who will appear later,   will find the gold
and hasten to the commissioner's office to
record   the   claim.     It   is   this   kind   of
'property  that hi offeied to new-Comers,
and  i  would advise all  men   who  go  to
Dawson this season to  give these sharks
a wide berth.
A short time before 1 left 1 attended
the funeral of Matthew Stacey, an ex-
policeman of Tacoma, and A. N. Anderson, both of whom were employed at
Berry's camp. They died at the Dawson
hospital. The bodies of both men were
strapped to Yukon sleds, and hauled to
Pioneer Hall, where a party of hardy
Yukoners attended the obsequies. A
choir, consisting of seven miners and
gold commissioner Fawcett, rendered
music, while at the conclusion of the service'we all united in repeating the Lord's
prayer. The burial was as respectful as
possible. The bodies were drawn to the
hall by six Malamute dogs, which cost
$2000. The-nails "i'n the coffin cost..$8.50
per pound, the wood in the coffin 10 cents
per footr and the work of digging the
grave, which occupied six days, cost $200.
The number of deaths which have taken
place at Dawson aud vicinity will never
be known. The skeletons, of men who
smother to death in the snow, and the
bodies of others who perished by falling
through the ice are being found every
day, aud their identity will, of course,
never be known. All reports published
about sickness at Dawson are true in
every particular, and the death rate is
rapidly increasing. Men who are worth
from $25,000 to $100,000, and iu many cases-
much more, are lying at the point of
death and unable to receive beneficial
medical aid. Brain fever is troubling
many of the people. Men who have been
at Dawson for months and are unable to
receive word from home worry themselves
sick and in many cases they die. Misfortunes also have much to do in bringing
on brain trouble."
Why Turner Dislikes Martin.
C. A. Semliu iu a recent meeting told
the electors of Yale why premier Turner
and his ■newspapers are so bitter against
Joseph Martin, of Vancouver. In discussing this matter Mr. Semliu said: "As to
Mv. Martin—'lighting Joe Martin'—who
just now is such a thorn in the llesh of
premier Turner and his colloii.gu.cri, it was
not so very longsince Mr. Turneractiially
proffered iiini.a seat in the cabinet. Mr.
Turner actually pleaded with him to accept a portfolio, and has been distressed
because he would not do so, for Martin
would bo prime minister or nothing. It.
was only when premier Turner could not
get him in his own government that he
discovered what a very bad man Joe Martin was—for Mr. Turner was not-quite
prepared to surrender the leadership of
the government to get Mr. Martin into it.
The Athabasca Company Incorporated.
In the last issue of the Ollicial Gazette
appears the incorporation of tlie Athabasca Gold Mine Limited. The company
is authorised to carry on business within
British Columbia. The head oflice of the
company is situate at Hi Queen Victoria
street, London, England. The amount of
the capital of the company is .£200,000,
divided into 200,000 shares of one pound
each.    The  head office in this province is
situate in Nelson, and Edward Nelson
Fell, mining engineer, Nelson, is , the
attorney for the company. The company-
has been established to enter into, execute,
and carry into effect, either with or without modification, an agreement, dated the
23rd day of March, JS9.S, and expressed to
be made between Arthur Emerson liand,
as trustee for the Athabasca ('old Mining
Company, Limited, of .the other part,
being, an agreement for the purchase-ol
all the mining rights, concessions, undertakings, business and goodwill of the
Athabasca ('old Mining Company.
Iii mi ted. '	
And the Changes it Underwent in a Few
Short Years.
Upon the journals of the legislative assembly of this province, under the date of
Thursday. February 23rd, JSS8, appears
the following interesting document:
"To Lovers of Civil and Religions Liberty in America:
"The bearer, "Mr. William Diinciin, for thirty years a
rtcvotc'l missionary of religion and civilization in Hritish
North America, and during Ihe whole of that period well
known to the undersigned, is on his way to Washington,
deputed by the native Christian brethren of Metlakiitla
to confer with the United Stales authorities on matters
alleetiiiK their interests and desires.
"Like (lie I'ilgriin Fathers of old. this afllicleri but
prosperous, thrifty flock seek n refuge from grevious
wrong.-s, and hope to find it under the American Mag.
They prefer abandoning the home of their fathers and
the preoiou.-, fruits of their industry to submitting to the
violent seizure of their land and the intolerable stings of
religious greed and interference. We, therefore, most
respectfully commend .Mr. Duncan and his mission to
such brothers and friends in our sister country—the land
of llie free as may-lie disposed to use Iheir influence in
aid of the oppressed.   Signed, amongst others,
•■J. II. TUnXHR,
""Member of provincial parliament, Victoria, H. C.
"Kith November. ISHIi."
The minister who signed the above
document, commending to care of the
United States a band of Indians who
could secure no justice under British
institutions, is the same minister whose
patriotism revolts against the people of
Southern British Columbia having any
railway connection with the people of the
United States save such as the Canadian
Pacific Railway company is willing that
they should have. There is something
truly wonderful about the Turner brand
of patriotism.
So Long as Turner Remains Premier Martin
will Have a,Portfolio.
The Kamloops Standard: Before Mr.
Turner left Kamloops, several gentlemen
at the railway station asked him if Mr.
Martin would be iu the cabinet again, to
which Mr. Turner replied: "Of course,
Mr. Martin is running; here as a cabinet
minister, and he will remain one while I
am premier."
The above is from a government newspaper. Premier Turner states in words
as plain as words can be, that so long as
he continues premier Chinese Martin shall
have a place in the cabinet. The electors
of Nelson have now to, decide whether
premier Turner is lying or whether the
lying is-being done by the supporters of
A. S. Farwell. There cannot be two chief
commissioners of lands and works. If
premier. Turner is right, Chinese Martin
will be the next chief commissioner of
lands and works. If the managers of
Farwell's campaign .are right, A. S. Far-
well will be the next chief commissioner.
Seriously now, who do you think knows
most, about this? A vote for Hume is a
vote against the pro-Chinese government
of premier Turner, aud against a govern-
whichhas done all in its power to defeat
legislation favorable to white labor. Mark
your ballot for Hume.
Last Friday at a depth of 500 feet and
in S00 feet on the tunnel, the men at the
Sovereign came into five inches of 220 oz.
ore. The strike is regarded by mining
men who have seen it, as one of the best
of the year.
The,returns from the Trail smelter'of
the shipment recently made from the
Mollic Hughes are vers1" gratifying. The
No. 1 lot gave "551 ounces silver and $10 in
gold; and the average returns from all
the ore mined by the company gave
the satisfactory sum of $95 per ton net.
A force of 20 men is engaged in development work on the Enterprise. New tunnel sites are being surveyed and the work
is being pushed in all directions. The ore
that has long been stored in the ore sheds
is being shipped to the smelter, and shipments will continue indefinitely.
Work has been resumed at the Payne
mine and the tramway is now taxed to
its full capacity. Three cars of ore were
sent down Friday, and this'will be the
daily shipment for some time.
Assessment, work on the Sil verite, a
claim below the Palmita, owned by C'ury
and Porter, has exposed some line ore.
The owners will sink a shaft ;and do considerable work on the property this
summer.   - 	
Hawaii  to ho Annexed.
The United States senate, by a vote of
12 to 21, decided , Wednesday evening to
annex Hawaii.    The test vote came upon
amendment offered by senator White.   It
was offered with no expectancy that it
would be adopted, but merely to place
the ideas and opinions of the opponents
of annexation on record. It was rejected
by a vote of 10 to 20, indicating that the
annexationists were strongly in the majority. Amendment after amendment
was offered, but the advocates of the resolution stood solidly together, gaining
rather than losing strength on the successive votes. Annexation now only awaits
the president's signature.
Contract Let for the Laying of 9000. Feet of
- Water Pipe.
At the meeting of the city council held
Monday afternoon the report of city engineer McCttlloch was read dealing wilh
the probable effect of an explosion in the
magazine of the Hamilton Powder Company. The report did not; contain any
startling information with respect t<> the
probable effect of such tin explosion. Tt
pronounced the location of the magazine
a menace to life and properly. A copy of
the report will be forwarded to "the
attorney-general with the request that he'
take action. .
The city engineer made a report with
reference to the diverting of the small
creeks within the city limits in which he
stated that to divert the streams in
addition A-into Cottonwood creek, would
cost about $225 and that to divert the
creeks flowing across blocks 30, 10, 11, -12,
13, 3-1 and 28 into Ward creek would cost-
about $000. That portion of the report
dealing with the drainage of addition A
was adopted.
The report of the city engineer on street
work was as follows: (1J That the proposed road from Baker street to Silica
street along Cedar street would cose considerable money, would be a'very steep
grade and of little present use: (2.) That
to grade a road on Cedar street in front
of Judge Form's residence would cost
about $35: (3.) That a roadway to be constructed on Silica street in front of blocks
21, 25 and 20 would cost from $50 to $75
and was very necessary: (1.) That a drain
and fill was necessary on Mill street from
Hendryx to Cedar, cost about $35.
Mayor Houston was authorized to have
the work mentioned in the last three sections of the report performed by day
The by-law imposing a tax of $200 upon
fire insurance companies was put through
its final stage.
Seven tenders were opened for the laying of 0000 feet of water pipe. The lowest
tender was that of Henry Hodgskinson
whose figure was $100. He made a mistake in his figuring and refused the contract. His check was then returned.
The next lowest tender was that of Josias
Thompson whose figure was $5S5 and the
third tender was that of Munro & Hair at
$000. The members of the council decided
to give tho contract to Messrs. Munro &
Hair as against Thompson, as they are
practical men and the difference between
the tenders was but $15.
The La Bourgogne Disaster.
Haijkax, N. S., July 0.—In one of the
thick fogs which at this time of year
hang like a pall over the Grand banks and
Sable island, iu the north Atlantic, occurred on the -early morning of July 1,
one of the most appalling ocean disasters
"in the annals of trans-Atlantic commerce,
and in fact in the history of steam sailing
of the world. Almost without a moment's •
warning the French liner La Bourgogne,
with 725 souls on board, was run down by
the iron sailing ship Cromartyshire, and
sank within half an hour, carrying with
her to the ocean's bottom over 500 of her
passengers aud crew, while the balance,
who were not drowned by the fearful
suction, struggled and fought for life
until 103 were at length rescued by the
crew of the Cromartyshire,1 which ship
survived the collision. The story of the
fearful disaster from the few officers and
members of the crew who were saved is
yet to be told, but if the words of the
passengers who were dragged aboard the
Croihartyshire, and later brought into
this port by the steamer Grecian, are to
be believed, the last few minutes on board
the La Bourgogne witnessed some of the
most terrible scences of horror and cruelty
that have blotted the history of a civilized
race. Instead of the heroic discipline
which so often has been the one bright
feature,of such awful moments, the crew
of the steamer fought like demons for the
few life boats and rafts, battering the
helpless passengers away from their only
means of salvation, with the result that
the strong overcame the weak, for the
list of 103 saved contains the names of but
one woman.
RosslancTs Credit Improving-.
At ;i special meeting of the Rossland
city council, held Wednesday afternoon,
tho aldermen accepted the tender of the
Bank of British North America to buy at
07 cents the $35,000 worth of debentures
authorized for street improvements. At
this figure the sale will yield the city
$33,050, and the council thinks the price a
good one, for the rate of interest which
the bonds draw is only 5 per cent. The
last debentures sold by the city bore ~>l
per cent interest and brought par, but
this h even a better sale. Rossland's
credit is still one point behind Nelson's,
as this city received OS for its five per
cents, and there is every reason to believe
that par will be secured for the next lot
offered.  _'■
Tho Chinese Labor Question.
It is a curious argument about Chinese
labor that if a man objects to Chinese immigration he cannot do so sincerely if he
employs a Chinaman to cook or wash for
him. The Chinaman is here. He is keeping out the white labor that perform that
baanch of human industry. A man must
have the work done. Perforce he must
employ a Chinaman. But he may regret
the social conditions under which he lives
and do what he can to remedy them. A
man who casts a vote to keep a pro-Chinese government in power is far more responsible for the social detiiment of their
presence than the man who employs one
of them as a cook or launtlryman. Vote
for Ifttme and the exclusion of Chinese.
to  any such  political arrangement, and    the Dunsmuirs. commissioner. !    each.    The  head office in Litis province is    the presidents signature. I for Hume and the exclusion ol  Chinese. fe^-^/i
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 Ib'LY  il. 18SS
l-'or Member of the Leginlalive Assembly for the Nelson
Riding of \\'(",t ICoolenay District.
fied by events today, it would be impossible for premier Turner to carry ou the
business of the province, but the probabilities are that the Colonist has claimed
too much for its masters. The latest advices from the capital are that the opposition will .secure one of the seats in Victoria, with every chance of Hon. Itobert
Beaven being also elected as an independent. At Nanaimo Uity the election of
AIcKeclniie the opposition candidate is
conceded, and in South Nanaimo Ralph
Smith has it good fighting chance against
,l)r. Walkem, the Dunsmuir candidate,'
doctor and editor. In Uowichan, Herd,
the opposition man, is reasonably sure of
election, and the indications are that Esquimalt will return at least one opposition-member. In North Victoria Patterson will .defeat Booth, the government
candidate and ex-speaker. So far as the
Island is concerned, there will be at least
five candidates returned who will be opposed to premier Turner,'so that the government's following will be much nearer
fifteen than twenty. Those who consider
it an advantage for a constituency to be
represented by a government supporter
should vote for for .J. Fred Hume, as
there is little doubt but that the next
government will bo composed of members
of the present opposition party.
" Whereas,   The Turner government by its class legislation, (I) by imposing a tux upon the output of metalliferous mines not imposed upon the output of coal mine*;
(2) by refusing to remove the tax imposed on  men  working in  metalliferous  mines; (3) by denying the people of
ihe province eipiitnble representation in the legislative
assembly, has proven itself  unworthy  of further confidence or continuance in office; and,
•'.Whereas,   The railway policy of the present adniinis-
\   Iration is inimical to the best welfare of the province as
'a whole : therefore, be it,
7 ''Resolved, That the interest-, of the .\'el-on riding of
Ve->1 Kooteimy district demand llial-the elector.- return
a- their representative in the next, provincial legislature,
a man who will not only .-trongly advocate, but will also
use his influeiice with the members of the legislative as-
-embly nppo-cti to the present administration, to secure
Ihe following reforms:
"l-'irsl. An ef|uilahle plan of representation in the
legislative iispombly on a basis that will recognize that
an elector in one portion of Ihe province is the criual of
an elector in nny other portion where like circumstances
•'Second. K(|iiiili/iiti(iu in taxation with respect 10
mine-, .-o that if the output of the mctalii'erous mines be
laxed, Ihe onlpiil of all coal mine- .-hall he treated in the
-amo manner.
"Third. Repeal of the special tax imposed upon working miner- in llie metalliferous mines, which partakes of
llie nature of « trnile tax. and is an unjust exaction.
" Fourth. An amendment lo the a.—cs-menl act whk-li
permit.-, what is virtually dual taxation, under the inde-
I'cn-ible niortgiige lax, or tax upon poverty.
"Fifth. The pa.-sage of a general railway act, which
will allow t lie building of railways by bona tide railway
men without cost to the province, either in cash suhsi-
dit;s 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 sub-
subsidies are granted thai such subsidies shall be.by way
of loan secured by a lien upon tlie railways when built.
"Seventh. The absolute prohibition of 'the immigration of Chinese into the provinoe, and the exclusion of
Chinese from employment, by any companyreceiving any
concession whatever from the crown.
'•'" ICight. Timlin employing labor on public works, preference be given to citizens of the province, and also that
all government cflices be filled by capable bona fide residents of the district where the vacancies exist.
"Ninth. Due recognition of llie fact that the mining
industry is the chief attraction for outside capital lo the
province, and'is responsible for the increase in its population: that this industry may be vitally affectod by
legislation, and its importance demands that we should
have in the cabinet-si'practical rather than a theoretical
"And with a view to securing the above reforms, we.
pledge ourselves to support by our votes and inlluencc
the nominee of ibis convention.
.joshi\'i Martin  seems  fated   to cause
trouble for premier Turner and his government.   A week ago, for the purpose of
discrediting    the   Vancouver   candidate,
the story was circulated that Martin was
an  annexationist.   The story  was based
upon  a remark  made  by  Martin at the
time  wlieu the people  of Manitoba  were
fighting in favor of  railway competition
as against a continuance of the Canadian
Pacific    Hail way   Company's    monopoly.
The  organs of   the Turner  government
made   an  annexationist   out of   .Joseph
Martin because he said that if the federal
government refused to do .justice to the
people of Manitoba in the matter of railway   competition  that   it  would    make
annexationists  of them.    The odd thing
in  connection    with  the  charge   of disloyalty is that  it should have come from
the tiua.rt.er in which it did.    If tiny man
should   leave such matters alone premier
Turner  should.    In 18S0, while a member
of the legislative assembly, he signed an'
address, the superscription of which read
"To   the   lovers    of   civil   and   religious
liberty   in  America,"  in   which he commended to the government of the United
States a number of British Indians, who
according  to the address were  forced  to
abandon their homes in British Columbia
because of " violent/seizure ol' their lands
and the    intolerable stings   of  religious
greed  and    interference."'     A  man   who
subscribed   to such  a statement concerning his own province should surely maintain a discrete silence upon such subjects
as  loyalty.     ''"specially  is  this   the case
when   his  name appears  on  an  election
ticket with the son of a man who openly
preferred annexation to the United States
to confederation with the other Canadian
provinces,  and when he has employed as
his chief campaign editor a -'man who has
forsworn     in     turn      the    laud    of   his
birth and the land of his adoption.     '
Tin-: ballot to be used in today's election
is absolutely secret, "'h'ach' elector can
mark his ballot in favor of. the candidate
of his choice with every assurance that
no one can find out how he voted. With
such a ballot there can be no intimidation
of voters. For this great privilege the
electors are indebted to Thomas Forster
and the members of the opposition party.
In all former provincial elections it was
po-.siblo by means of numbers placed upon
the backs nf the. ballots to find out how
each elector voted, and when Forster's
bill to sin-tire a secret ballot was before
i,!.ie legi-lature premier Turner and all the
members'of hi>-• cabinet voted against it.
The tiK-iiihi't-s who voted to kill Forster's
bill in committee were: Messrs. Huff,
Smith.. .Mutter. Baker. Turner. Martin,
Adams. I'uoley. Fbcrts. lingers, liryden,
lltmf.er 12. Kvery one of these men by
thi* vote declf.ri'd himself as opposed to
giving i In; derails a secret ballot. A vote
cast for .J. Fred Hume is a vote in'favor
of tlie -"(•ret by which every one may
vote without, fear of intimidation.
Tin-: Colonist
obtainable (,ha
will be defeat
editor has math
oliers the best evidence
, the Turner government
J<l    toda v.    Tlie    Colonist
t forecast of the general
result, ami the nio-t favorable showing
which he ran make is that Ihe government oandiilate* wiil carry 20 seats out of
of the '•>$, or a m.-ijoi-it.y of one in the legis-
lature aftet   the  election ol   tlie sue;
If the figures of the Colonist   were
In 1891,  when the Dunsmuirs were endeavoring   to   sell   the .Wellington   coal
mines, they;furnished their selling agent
with a statement showing that  for the
period of eight,months in 1SUI, the profits
on the operation of the Wellington mines
amounted   to $'-'47,102.    At this  rate  the
profits for the 12  months would amount
to over    $500,000.     The   highest rate   of
taxation imposed by the provincial government upou the colliery was imposed in
1S')7,   when the Dunsmuir colliery which
returned a profit of $500,000, through the
employment of Chinese labor in  preference to   white  labor, contributed  to the
public  treasury under the real property
tax the sum of $!)£)(' and under the head of
the  personal   property   tax   the sura   of
$l!'25. or  $2021 in all.    It should be fairly
clear to most electors that the Dunsmuir
family    has a  soft   thing   with   premier
Turner's government.    It should be clear
that their object in putting six Dunsmuir
candidates  in the  field is  to. retain  this
soft thing.    Kvery elector who desires to
assist   tlie Dunsmuirs  iu  escaping   their
fair  proportion  of  taxation  find   who is
willing   to'load the  amount of their exemptions, upon the other taxpayers of the
province should vote for the government
candidate,   the independent  government
candidate, or the  semi-independent government    candidate.     Kvery    elector   in
Nelson who is opposed to granting special
privileges   to the   Diuismtiirs should vote
for .J.  Fred   Hume the  opposition candidate.      .
Wiiktiiku the affairs of this province
will be administered for the next four
years in the interests of the. Dunsmuirs,
or in the. interests of the people of the
province, is one of the great questions
which the electors will determine today
by the manner in which they mark their
ballots. That the Dunsmuirs are making
a great light t.o retain their control of the
provincial government, is shown by the
fact that they have six straight Dunsmuir
candidates   in the field, who are running
as nominal supporters of the Turner government. Can any elector in Nelson say
that it is in the interests of this province,
that a monopoly such as the Dunsmuir
interest should ha.ve a. voice in the next
legislature equal..to the voice of all the
electors in all the ridings of Kast aud
West Kootenay? That is what the
Dunsmuirs are striving for. Iu the face
of these facts will the electors of Kootenay
return government supporters who will
be obliged to carry out the wishes of the
Dunsmuir faction, or will they return
opposition members who will have no
masters save the electors in their constituencies? It is for the electors to accept or reject Dunsmuirism. A vote for
a government candidate or a, semi-independent candidate is a vote in favor of
Dnnsmuirism for the next four years.
, Kvkky elector who is opposed to the
policy of the Turner government in collecting taxes on what a- man has, aud also
on what he owes, under his remarkable
mortgage tax, should vote for .J. Fred
Hume. Premier Turner, the greatest
finance minister this province ever saw.
had admitted his inability to remove this
tax upon poverty. It is for the electors
to entrust other men with the management of the affairs of the province.
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of a  by-law which  the city  council  has
passed for the purpose of collecting a tax
of $200 perannum upon each fire insurance
company doing business in this city.    Tiie
citjr  council has been  forced to  take this
action  for the reason  that the fire insurance companies are bleeding the people of
Nelson,  and   refuse  to deal   fairly   with
them.    The position    taken   by  the city
council is that if the insurance companies
will not reduce their exorbitant insurance
rates,  that they  shall at least pay such
taxes    as    the   provincial    government
authorizes  the council   to impose.     For
years the fire insurance agents have been
promising tho property owners and merchants   of Nelson    that so soon    as   an
adequate water supply was available the
rates  for   insurance  would   be lowered.
The  corporation of Nelson litis expended
forty thousand dollars iu the construction
of an  efficient  water works  system   but
the     insurance     companies     persist    in
charging the  same rates as were imposed
when   the city had   practically no  means
of fighting fires at all.    Insurance rates in
this city are at present almost prohibitive
and   if  the companies   at present  doing
business  cannot see  their  way clear  to
giving  better rates  it is safe to say that
sufficient inducement  can  be   offered to
other companies  to enter the field.    It is
not the fault of the people who desire fire
insurance that there are nearly a   dozen
men   in   the city  attempting  to make a
living out of fire insurance agencies where
one good  man would  suffice.    Now these
agents work upon a commission basis, but
that is no sufficient reason for demanding
that the merchants and property owners
of  Nelson should  mix  up   philantrophy
with  their fire   insurance risks.c   There
are  three courses open  to the fire  insurance companies at present doing business
in Nelson.   They can  reduce their rates
and  avoid the tax:-they can  keep their
rates up and pay the tax; or they can'get
out and make way for fairer minded companies.   The city council, made up as itis,
of the largest property owners in Nelson,
will look out for the best interests of the
city, if a few of the men now  enga.ged in
the  fire insurance  business be  forced  to
seek other pursuits.   The business interests  of Nelsou are too large and too important to be dominated by a half dozen
representatives  of    insurance  companies
who have general agencies'only .in towns
on  the coast.     The sooner   Nelson and
other cities in  Kootenay cut loose  from
Victoria and Vancouver the better it will
be for Kootenay.
If you consider the trade tax imposed
upon the mechanics and laborers employed in the metalliferous mines ah unjust tax, you should vote for the opposition candidate. The Turner government
has refused year after year to repeal the
tax. Premier Turner's excuse is that the
men working in the mines like to pay
this tax. The answer of these men will
be received today on  their ballot papers.
Ox Thursday next the householders
and freeholders of Nelson will be called
upon to elect a school trustee to fill a
vacancy upon the board caused by the
retirement of George .Johnstone. While
it is important that capable men should
be selected for the school board, there is
more important work awaiting those who
desire up to date schools than the selection of trustees. The most important
thing is the securing of the necessary
legislation to create Nelson a school
district so that the people of Nelson may
administer their own school system and
pity for the cost of the same. The educational expenditures are .already causing
the provincial government great concern,
find there is a very faint hope that the
department of education can see its way
clear to provide Nelson with such increased facilities as the city urgently
requires. Appreciating these conditions
the school  trustees    requested   that  the
I!•' the electors of Kootenay desire to
see the courts pas* upon the merits of the
Dunsmuir contention, that the lauds of
the K. & N. railway belt are exempt from
taxation forever, they should vote for
opposition candidates. In the Island constituencies where the evils resultant from
the Dunsmuir administration of the great
land grant are most keenly felt, all the
opposition candidates are pledged to have
all K. &■ N. railway land grievances referred to the courts. The electors of
Kootenay will strengthen their hands by
voting for opposition candidates in
John L. I.letaHack, the government
candidate iu the Slocan riding, records
himself as opposed to the Turner government's action in opposing I). C. Cprbiu's
application for a railway charter into
Boundary Creek. Last week premier
Turner aud candidate Retallack were on
the same platform in Silverton, when
premier Turner denounced as unpatriotic
an elector who criticised his-Boundary.
Creek railway policy. And candidate
Retallack opened not his■• mouth in the
presence of his master in defence of himself or the elector who supported this one
plank in his platform. The electors of
the Slocan could not have better evidence
that in the event of his election candidate
Retallack would do simply what he was
told by premier Turner, and nothing
more. Do the electors want such, n
Coi.ix B. Swokd, who during the past
four years represented the riding of
Dewdney in the provincial legislature,
has withdrawn from the three cornered
contest in that riding and requested his
supporters to vote for Whetham, the
other opposition candidate. Sword was
an. able-representative and his retirement
will be a great loss to the present opposition party in the house. It is not thought
that Whetham will make so good a run
as Sword would, and McBride's chances
for winning the seat are thereby improved.	
Kvkhy elector who thinks that the opposition party was right in insisting upon
the granting of an additional member to
the riding of South West Kootenay,
should mark his-ballot in favor of J. 'Fred'
llumeor Itobert F. Green. The men who
are running against them fire supporting
the government which denied the claim
of South West Kootenay to lair representation.
l.'.viJi""K the heading '"more dirty work"
the Vancouver World quotes a paragraph
from the Kaslo Kootenaian. It is evident
that the World knows where to find what
it seeks.
government make Nelson a separate
school district, so that the city could provide the, school facilities required and
defray all expenses. The siiuu request
was made by the city council, and the
South Kootenay Board of Trade, but to
all the Turner government turned a deaf
ear. The schools of Nelson are therefore
left under the control of a, department
which admittedly hits'not tin; funds at j
its disposal to meet the school teqtiire-:
ments of Nelson. It therefore becomes i
,the duty of all who desire to see Nelson
possessed of the necessary school lo mark
their ballots today in favor of .1. Fred
Hume. He is in favor of the creation of
Nelson as a separate school district. The
government, which his party is opposing
has bluntly refused to allow the citizens
of Nelson to provide tlie, school facilities
which it confesses it unabie to do itself!
Vote for H.ume find good schools.
Pkk.miku 'IVu.vkh is it great patriot.
He was so much alarmed lest ihe patriotism of the people of Boundary Creek
should be undermined through the
possession (A' railway communication with
the l.'nited State.-, that, he did fill in his
power to secure the defeat of the Kettle
Itiver Railway Bill. But litis is not all,
for premier Turner is a many-sided man.
lie has a .-einiintlependent candidate in
Nelson whom he would like to see elected.
The semi-independent to be elected will
require .--Il the voles he win get. There
are sonic'men near the Boundary line
who.have votes. They also have interests
in a new mining camp which I hey de.-ire
to have reached by a trail through a
portion of the State of Idaho, instead of
by a trail through Canadian territory all
the way. And the government of British
Columbia's patriotic premier has a force
of men employed iu building it trail
through the State of Idaho to reach a
Canadian mining camp. If you admire
the many phases of premier Turner's
peculiar patriotism you should vote for
his semi-independent candidate. If not;
you should vote fori: I-'rcd   Hume.
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IJOYAIj. President
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RATK OF INTKKKST (at present) 3 Per Cent.
A Hobo's Handy Notebook and the Prosperity That Came with it.
A hobo, who acknowledges that he is a
hobo, and has no excuses whatever to
offer lor it, arrived in Washington about
ten days ago front Tampa over the
Southern Railway. Me came on a freight
car. JTe hit a run of luck here, and he
thinks this war is a pretty good thing.
He calls himself Richard- Ijocklin.
Hobo  Lock I in   put  in some  good   time
while  he  was    in  Tampa.     He  mingled
with   the soldiers.    He.   is a   rough-and-
ready sort of a pilgrim, with an insinuating  way   about  him.     He has  a   husky
whiskey voice, all of the latest phrases of
the road,  and wouldn't  take a  considerable sum for the greasy notebook that he
(died full  of names and remarks while he
was  mingling  with the soldiers  down in
Tampa.   Locklin conceived the idea down
there that  the folks tit  the homes of the
soldier boys would  like to hear at lirst
hand some gossip about them.    He meditated a journey up Xortli anyhow Cor the
warm months.    He put in n lull month at
the camp,    doing little    chores   for   the
olfic'ers when tho opportunities presented
themselves,  so that  they gradually  got
used   to him and  refrained' from   having
him  run out of the camp by the  provost
guard.     He ate   after the   men  in   the
various mess tents, and was tout pegging
or policing  with the boys in blue all day
long.    He spent  his   evenings compiling
his data, arranging his  names alphabetically,  and   preparing  in 'general   for  nis
campaign   up  North,   where the soldiers
came from.
Locklin made, such admirable use of his
time that ho squeezed into his greasy
notebook the names of nearly fifteen hundred of the soldiers, with remarks opposite each name giving personal
characteristics, little happenings to each
man in camp, whether the appetites of
the men happened to be good or bad,,
whether they were getting enough to.eat,
whether they were behaving themselves,
and other useful information that he
knew would be highly appreciated by the
folks at home of the soldiers. . Having
made up his book he started for his first
scene of operations, Washington. He got
iu there in the morning, brokeaud hungry
of course, and he hadn't had a drink for
three whole days. He slouched into a
downtown drug store, however, and
spent half an hour or so, under the watchful eyes of the clerks, in running over the
city directory and in writing down addresses in his greasy notebook with his
stub of a lead pencil. Then he ventured
The first man he struck was the
proprietor of a shoe store on Pennsylvania
avenue, whose sou is with the District
Guard clown in Tampa. Locklin's appearance was against him, and the clerk who
saw him first asked him roughly what he
"Want t' see de boss,'' said Locklin.
The  boss just then  came forward,  and
he asked the hobo what he could do for
"Oh, nothin' particular," said Locklin.
"Just dropped in t' tell you somethin'
about that short-horn o' your'n, down
Tampa way."
"Who, my boy .Jim?"' inquired the
proprietor, all interest.
" Yep, that's what the boys call him,"
said Locklin. "Purty husky young un,
too. Saw him slug an Illinois feller to a
standstill a few days ago. Put it on him
hard and made him holler enough. Guess
he'll take care o' himself all right. 'Satin'
like a mule, too. Got to eat, though, to
play poker like that young feller does."
"Why, tell me about this," said the
shoe dealer. "Have you been down in
Tampa ?"
Then Hobo Lockin wont on and told the
father of the boy iu blue a lob of real
stuff about his lad. The "lineman was interested now.
"Just wait till 1 get my hat aud we'll
see about this," said he. In a few minutes the merchants in the neighborhood,
out at luncheon at a good cafe on the
avenue, were surprised to see one of the
most dignified business men of Washington conversing at a table with as hard a
looking citizen as ever wore the insignia
of the wanderer. The merchant filled the
hobo up pretty comfortably, fed him well,
bought him an $ll.!)S suit of clothes, a
pair of shoes and a hat, and gave him a $5
bill, all in return for a little first-hand
gossip about his boy down at the front.
The hobo may have been a bit doubtful
about his scheme before he started to
work it, but he said that when he saw
how this first trial went through he knew
that he had a good thing.
The only other father of a soldier that
he approached that afternoon was the
cashier of a newspaper office, whose son
has  been   established   in  connection   with   the   Nelson
Branch of  this Bank.
received, and current rate of interest allowed (ai present 3  per  cent, per annum). ,
is an officer with the I district Guard down
in Tampa.
" Well, what do you want?" asked the
cashier when hobo Locklin showed up in
front, of his sere tiiuul-off counter..
"Oh, I just ilimight I'd come aroiin' ami
let. you know how lhai.'kid o' yon'rn wit'
the shoulder straps is makin' out down
below," .said Locklin.
"Why. what do you know about him?"
inquired the cashier.
"Oh, I.saw him riiuniii' ttrotin'an'doin'
his work up t' the handle fur a couple o'
weeks, that's all," said the hobo. , "He's a
adjutant now. Says he to me when 1 was
workin' aroun' his tent th' other afternoon-—"
"You just come from Tampa, then?"
inquired the cashier. "Just push open
that gtite and step iu here. How does
that fellow of mine look, anyhow? I
understand they're not feeding the boys
any too well. ' What does he look like,
Hobo Locklin described his man to a T,
from the color and length of his hair to
the mole on his left ear. and the cashier
was convinced.
"Just hold on .a  minute, and   we'll go
out and have a drink," said   the  cashier.
" "i'ou take a drink occasionally, don't
Hobo Locklin just; smiled at this from
the shelter of his left fingers. The cashier
took him around the corner, filled him
up pretty comfortably again, found out
the whole situatiou down in Tampa in so
ftir as the soldiers', and in particular his
son's, comfort was concerned, and wheu
hobo Locklin, late of Tampa, southern
headquarters of the l.'nited States army,
finally left the cashier, he was pretty
mellow, but not more so than the cashier.
He had ti new $2 bill tucked away with
his live, several pockets filled with cigar?,
and what he knew was a cinch on life for
The hobo last from Tampa spent three
days in1 working the downtown district,
where he corralled and made glad the
hearts of the fathers of the soldiering
district boys with nicely worked up little
incidents of the camp. The game proved
a moderate mine of wealth, and things
surely began to look up for Locklin. After
he had finished off tho'lathers he took in
the residential districts and captured the
ears of r.he widowed mothers, whose boys-
are down at ihe ramp, the fond sisters,
and the women folks in general. The
women didn't pan out so well in the matter of coin, but they ttioi") than fed tho
hobo, and they made raids on the... wardrobes of the men folks that actually compelled hobo Locklin to buy himself a $1.25
telescope valise to stow the stuff away.
The new arrival from Tampa certainly
showecL craftiness in dealing with the
women. '.'.,.
"I'm goin'to Pittsburgh from here. 1
got th' names of seventy or eighty young
fellers from Pittsburgh, and I'm next to
their ways—th' book'll -help me out, too,
in rcmemberin' them—-an' 1 expect to do a
whole loto' business in that town. ' Then
I'm goin' to take in Philadelphia, and
from there all along th'line. I've got t'
strike while the game's hot, but, y' see I
kin go right ou tellin' them that L only
hit their burgs from Tampa free days
ago, like 1 did when 1 struck this easy
place for a fac'. I ain't had no such velvet
as this sinceT been on th' road."
Are now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit on
Dawson City, Yukon District.
Who Commodore:
Commodore   W'alsui'
command of the I'liit^!
is  (n >--ii! for t he com -t
tuckian,  born   in   1X12,
naval act-idem v in lS5(i,
Watson Is.
who w ill be in
Sones flci-.t which
■ >f Spain, i-vi i'.cn-
who'entered   ihe
unci gi-ftdiiated in
Lord Shaftesbury tells the following
story of his uncle, lord Melbourne:
"When the queen became engaged to
prince Albert, she wished him to be made
king consort by act of -parliament,- aud
urged her wish upon the prime minister,
lord Melbourne. At first the sagacious
man simply evaded the point, but when
her majesty insisted on a categorical answer, 'I thought it my duty to be very
plain with her. 1 said "PorG—-\s sake
let's hear no more of it, ma'am; for if
you once get the Lnglish people into the
way of making kings, you will get them
into the way of tin making them."
"When the German emperor paid his
visit to Leo Xri'l., count Herbert Bismarck was in attendance on his imperial
master, and when they reached the door
of the pope's audience chamber the Km-
peror passed in. and the count tried to
follow. A gentleman of the papal court
motioned him to stand back, as there
must no third person at the interview between the pope and-the emperor. "I am
count Herbert .Bismarck," shouted the
German, as he struggled to follow his-
master. "That," replied the Roman, with
calm dignity, "may account for, but it
does not excuse, your conduct."
The war of baronets grew out of the
rebellion in Ulster. When created, each
baronet had to pay as much as would
maintain thirty soldiers three years tit 8
pence a clay. Asa historical memorial of
their original service the baronets bear
as an augmentation to their coats of
arms the royal badge of t'lster, a bloody
hand on a white field. It was in apt
reference to this that a famous whip, on
learning that a baronet of his party was
extremely anxious to be promoted to the
peerage, said: "You can toll sir Peter
Proudfl«sh, with my compliments, that if
he wants a peerage he will have to put
his bloody hand into his pocket. We
don't do these things for nothing."
Short   Sketch   ot'   Measure Recently   Adopted
by Congress.
Much  useful   information   can   be   obtained by those interested in the expected
Canaditin  bankruptcy bill   from a  study
of   the  insolvency  measure  that  has recently been adopted by Congress and now
awaits  only the   President's signature to
become law.    The  difficulties in   the way
of the measure were al  one time thought
to be insuperable, and for years bills have
been  tossed   from  one   chamber  to    the
other,  only tt) be rejected in   the  end as
impracticable.   There  were iu  Congress,
as  in Parliament,   two very  distinct and
hostile influences to be reconciled.    There
were  the representatives of the  mercantile    and    manufacturing    classes     who
desired   that the   business man   who had
honestly  tried to pay  his debts and had
failed  should be allowed  to  go free  and
begin the world again on surrendering all
his property.    There were the representatives of the  financial interest,   on  whose
capital   manufactures   and  commerce so
frequently    lean,   who    demanded   that
every safeguard should be thrown around
the bank or other provider of capital, and
that a bankrupt should not be granted a
discharge  till lie had fully demonstrated
his inability to meet his obligations.    The
vexed question of preferences was a matter of great difficulty, and it was chiefly
by a skillful combination of the views of
both  parties that a compromise  measure
was framed.
As it is not in cases of voluntary
bankruptcy that the greatest difficulty is
likely to be met with in framing our own
law,   but   iu  instances  where   creditors,
hearing  that  a  debtor is  paying one or
more in preference to the others, seek to
stop   the unfair discrimination and have
the  debtor adjudged  bankrupt  chat all
may share alike, it may be well briefly to
recount the chief provisions of the American law in respect of this class of insolvency.    The bill  as agreed  upon provides
that if an insolvent debtor transfers any
of  his propertj'  with intent  to  prefer a
creditor,  or   while  insolvent   permits a
creditor to obtain a preference, and does
not live days before a sale of the property
discharge such preference, ho is guilty of
an act of bankruptcy.    In case of such a1
transfer or the giving or  permitting of
such a preference through  legal proceedings, it is made tho duty,of the debtor, in
case a petition   is filed against him, to appear  in court with  his books and papers
and submit  to an examination  and  give-
evidence as    to" all'.matters    tending; to
establish solvency or insolvency, and in
case a debtor fails to do this the burden
of   proving    solvency   at the    time   the
petition   is  filed  is   thrown  upon   sueh
debtor.   A debtor who conveys, transfers,
conceals or removes or permits to be concealed    or   removed    any   part-    of    his
property with intent to hinder, delay or
defraud his creditors commits an  act of
bankruptcy,    provided   he   is   insolvent
when a petition is filed against him; and
the  bill  provides  that'  if  the debtor is
shown to have committed any of these
acts   the burden is on   him to  prove1 that
he is   solvent  when   proceeded   against,
and  that  the acts  have  not,   therefore,
injured a creditor,    it is further provided
that all levies,  judgments,  attachments
and  other  liens  obtained  through  legal
proceedings against a person who is insolvent within the four 'months before a
bankruptcy petition    is  filed  are   to   be
annulled' and voided  in the event of the
debtor  being adjudged  a bankrupt.    Exception.is made  only in case where a lieu
is given in return for a new  and fair consideration  to a person who  has no knowledge ot the condition of the  borrower's
finances'or no reasonable cause  to make
inquiry regarding their condition.
It is evident that such a provision
would strike at the root of the fraudulent
transfer of property in this country prior
to bankruptcy, and would make it extremely difficult for insolvent traders to
.secure advances on hypothecated goods
practically stolen from some merchant
ignorant of the financial condition of his
debtor. I'uder the existing system the
foreign and far-off creditor has tt very
poor chance, of getting anything iu case
of a bad failure, and the passage of a
.reasonable'bankruptcy law in the I'nited
States should stimulate the government
and parliament to renewed effort to bring
up the.-insolvency procedure in the
Dominion to the level of that in the adjoining republic aud in Great'Britain.'
Stole tho Ossified Man.
Aii ossified man who was on exhibition
at ;i Sixteenth street store in Omaha, was
stolen last week by two men. He offered
vigorous protest in his weak voice, and
used .sulphurous language, but the robbers shouldered him as they would a gun,
and left the place by a rear door while
the proprietor was in front trying to
boom business. The calls of an ossified
woman who was left behind attracted
the attention of the proprietor, aud he
went inside and found her standing
asrainst the wall like a. cane, where the
thieves had left her. The woman said
the robbers intended to take her, but concluded not to. One of them slapped her
in the face, almost breaking his hand, and
knocked her against tho wall. The police
wove notified of the theft. The stolen
freak was placed in a wagon, covered with
straw, and driven away.
IS(il). j it-, t before lite war btoke out. lie
fought all through it and wa« a central
figure when tt mere youth in one of the
most stirring incidents of modern naval
warfare during the fight in Mobile Bay.
In the course of the conflict the powerful
.Confederate ironclad, Tennessee, attacked
ihe Hartford fiercely. Parragut rook up
his position in the port mi/./.en rigging,
the better to observe the progress of the
fightiintl io direct and cheer ou his men.
Lieutenant Watson, seeing the great
danger to which the intrepid admiral was
exposing himself, procured a rope and
lashed him in his place. In a letter which
lieutenant Watson wrote to his tnoiher
after the battle he mentions in detail the
reck less bravery of Parragut-. a ml 'adds:
■'At length 1 lashed him to the rigging
with my own hands, having in vain
begged him not to stand in such an exposed-place." The relations which existed between admiral Parragut aud his
flag lieutenant were of the most affectionate, t 	
The Whitewater Deep.
II. H. L. Jit-own has determined the fact
that he has  a  mine  in  the Whitewater
Deep, and has arranged for the installation of a compressor plant.   The  tunnel
on. the property,, taps the lead ac a distance from its portal of S00 feet find  at a
depth of 1000 feet from the apex.    Above
this point and before it is cut off by the
Whitewater sideline, there is an average
of ."'()() feet the entire length of the  ore
chute, which has been demonstrated to be
more than 1000 feet.    The average width
til clear ore in this block of ground is 12
incites, and the grade higher, if anything,
than that of the   Whitewater.    Turning
on the lead  Mr. Brown has drifted  210
feet in ore the entire distance.    No scoping has been done, but from the drift aud
a few   upraises,  designed   to   block  out
ground, the ore house has been lilled, and
with such an extent-of available stoping
ground steady shipments might  be commenced at any time.
Received Daily from Spokane at the
MILLS & LOTT, Cor. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelsoii.
victory through the Ivootenays. The
electors of Kootenay take a hand ,at the
sweeping today. It is very much to he
doubted whether their performance will
be so highly satisfactory to the selfsame
Tl^e Direct and Superior Service Route from Ihe
Kootenay Country to all Points East,
West, (North an,d South.
Of the Nelson Riding- of West Kootenay Electoral District.
J. Fred Hume's Peculiar Crime.
The Vancouver World calls upon the
electors of Nelson to vote against .J. l/red
IInme because he asked the Turner government for expenditures for South
Kootenay. aggregating $208,000, during
the recent session. The demand for necessary expenditures in Kootenay is not in
accord with the Turner goverment's
policy, of progress. The government
party will be better pleased if the electors
send a semi-independent government supporter who will not embarrass the government with demands for large appropriations. The Vancouver World should
not worry over the affairs of the electors
of Kelson. They do notlook upon Hume's
demand for $'20S,()00 as a high crime, because they consider that the district
deserved an even greater expenditure.
They are so highly pleased with this
action of J. I'Ved flume that they will return him today, so that he may ask for
$208,000 next session.
Gaudaur .Defeats Johnstone.
Jake Gaudanr defeated Johnstone of
'Vancouver easily in the worlds championship contest at Vancouver on Monday.
Gaudaur's time was 20 minutes and 25
seconds. Johnstone finished four lengths
behind the champion. The men had a
race on Saturday in which Johnstone got
mixed up with some driftwood, and
G'audaur refused to accept the purse
without allowing the Vancouver man
another chance.
M. P.,
Won't Attend the Funeral.
Ottawa, July 4.--11. G. Maxwell,
has arrived here. He is said to be
ing for the appointment of a Chief Justice
other than E. P.Davis. He also says that
he wants to be away when the downfall
of the Turner Administration is announced next Saturday.-.
Comparison of Pension Bills.
The total cost (if ''non-effective services" in the British Army, including
those of civilians retired: from the War
Office, is i2,130,100, or about $10,500,000.
Germany's pension bill is "57, I"j!),I00 marks,
■about $i6..'K)0,000. United States pensions
amount to $1 ■10,000,000.
New Hands Have the Broom.
For the past two weeks the government
newspapers    have     been    filling     their
columns  in recording  the incidents con-
premier Turner's sweep  of
nccted  with
Notice to Contractors.
.Sealed IcndiM-.- will lie received hy the undersigned up
to .Saturday, iltli'.luly.for llie building nf iui addition t"
the Nelson court; house.
I'lnns and specifications can be wen al tin- oflice of Un;
architect, Mr. A. K. llodgins. Tin; lowest or any tender
not necessarily neceplcd.
O. (.'.  DKiVNIH, Cold  Commissioner.
Having secured lh(: more commodious and cm
vetiient ipnirl ers of llie above lintel. Mrs. K. ■ (..
Clarke  lakes  this  opportunity nf thanking  lie
former patron-* al the Clarki
patronage in the past, and I'm
tinn.'iiu-i- ol' l he -ame.
liolel   for
Rates $2 per Day
G.  Glarke, Proprietor.
Gentlemen:    I ofl'er myself us un  independent candidate lo represent you in Die next. Provincial 1'arliu.menf.
Should I b(3 fortunate enough io secure your support I
shall endeavor Lo bring about, tlie following reforms:
(1.) A change in Ihe .Mineral Act to compel all partners in a miiiiiiK claim to bear their share of the assessment, work or forfeit their intere4.
li.) An amendment to cause litigants to pui up
reasonable security for eosls before ad versing applications for certificates of iinproveineiilr,.
(U.) Regular promotion in the Civil Service, avoiding
llie injustice of the appointment, of outsiders over Ihe
heads of men already in the f-'erviee, all vacancies being
lilled by our own people.
(I.) The removal from the Statute book of 'llie discriminatory lax of .*;") per annum on mechanic.-, miners
and olher employed in our metalliferous mine.-'.
If returned I pledge myself lo work 10 the best of my
ability lo secure a local expenditure of public monies in
proportion to the revenue colleeled in the district, and
to ensure such expenditure being laid nut lo the best
possible advantage.
The mining inlercnls of British Columbia have now
reached such proportions that il is desirable they should
be administrated by a separate department under (he
charge of a minister who would devote his undivided
attention to the subject.
I shall endeavor to rescind the legislation of 18!l(i. by
which mining suits were taken out of the jurisdiction of
llie County Court and relegated to tho Supreme Court,
thereby entailing increased eosls and interminable
During the pa-L eight years ICoolenay has been represented by straight government supporters and by an out
and out oppositionist, the result in neither case bus been
satisfactory. I consider the time has arrived when all
Llie ICoolenay members should join in advocating measures for the henelil of this district as a whole and for its
special industry, without regard to party.
Tourist Cars (Models of Comfort)  Froni Rovelsioke Daily.
To llie electors of the Slocan riding of West Kootenay
Electoral district:
Gentlemen : At. the rc<|iic.-l of a large proportion of
il-.e community representing every section nf the riding,
I beg to announce myself as a candidate for your sufler-
ages in the coining election-'.
In respectfully soliciting your \ etc.- and .-upporl I declare my.-cli'a supporter and follower of the Hon..I. II.
Turner, as the leader of (he only party in this province
with a defined policy and coherent existence.
During my eight years residence in this district. I have
been n consistent supporter'of his party in recognition of
theirattiludc in meeting, and in cases anticipating'the
requirements and expansion of this great mining region.
1 am in favor of the following reforms: ,:
(1). . The abolition of tlie tax upon working miners.
(2).   The abolition of the Mortgage Tax.'   .
(:t). The distribution, of seats in clhe legislature in direct proportion to population. -
;(■!). I do not -approve of the policy of the late legislative assembly in using their influence to exclude foreign
railroads, such as the proposed'railroad to Boundary
(5).' I favor certain revisions in the mineral and land
aels, particularly sonic easy plan by which the holders of
claims can advertise out their defaulting co-owners.
(ti). In tilling all government appointments 1 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, llie provincial legislature should
bring all the aid and influence at its command to the assistance of the .lend 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 which it now labors.
Tf you do inc 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 dependent upon the mining
indii.-lry.    I am, gentlemen.'your obedient servant,.
'B"5r-*LJ^."Vvr   3STO.    30.
■ytry  lo mi
A by-law for iiupo-ing an annual  tux  on   lire  insurance i
companies. j
Whereas it is deemed 'expedient and neccs;
pose an annual lax upon lire in-iiraiice
carrying on business in the City nf Xelson.
Now therefore the municipal council of the
of Ihe City of Xelson enact.- a.- follow.- :
1. It Is hereby, levied and imposed and iherc -bull be
raised and collected from each and every fire in.-uninre
company not otherwise authorized carrying on business
wilhin the limits of the corporation of the City of Xelson
aforesaid, mi annual lax of two hundred dollars.
2. The said lax -hall be due and payable lo llie city
collector at his olllce in the Cily of Xel-on, on the lif-
teentli day of .lanuary in each and every vcar.
.'I. This'by-law mav be cited as |hc'"*''irc Iii-urain-e
Tax By-law. Nu.'wi."
liead llie first time.in open council on the eleventh dav
of April, A. I). USPS.
Head llie sccoiiil time iu ii|icn i ouneil on Ihe eleventh
day of April. A. I). I8iK
Head Ihe third lime in open council on the twenty-
seventh day of .Mine, A. II. It'.H.
1,'cconsidered and dually passed and adopted Ihe fourth
dav ol'.lulv. A. I). IS:is.
|si:.U.l JOIIX  IIOI-KTON. Mayor.
.1. K. i-'ruAfiMN. Cily  Clerk.
Theabove is a (rue copy of a by-law passed by llie
municipal council of the City of Nelson, on ihe fourth
day of July. A. I). I8DS, and all pcr.-ons are hereby re-
<l11'ired to lake notice that anyone denirous of applying to
have .-iich by-law or any p.-irt thereof quashed, must
make his application for tb-it piirpu-e to the supremo
court wilh in one month next after the publication of i his
by-law in the Bi'il.i-h Columbia Cazelle. or he will be loo
late lo lie heard in I hut behalf.
.1. K. -STKACIIAN. City  Clerk.
MAI.OXK & TUr'UIU.US. I'ropriotor-
Is one of the bc-l hotels
is the headquarters
in Toad Mountain district, and
or prospectors and miners.
(i:IO p. in...
l.C'l vc.
iClllla. in..  .
Rossland  and   Main,  tine  Poiqts.
 HCMlp. in.
City,   Slocan   take   Poinds and  Sandon,
Daily  Kxccpl .Sundav      , Arrive.
 XK1..SOX '. -j:-jo p. in.
Kootenay Lake-l^aslo  R,oute--Steam,er Kokanee.
I-fa vc.                  Dailv   Kxccpl  Huiidin Arrive.
l:Wlp. in XKI-StlX IMIKI a.-ni.
Kootenay  River Route-Steamer Nelson,.
.   ...Nk'I.HdX    	
Wednesdays, and Fridays.
.,S:::il p. m.
Ascertain present Iieduced Bate-and full information
by addrcs-ing nearest local agent or
CE0RCE S. BEER, City Agent, Nelson, B. C.
W. I-'. A.viu.'ii.sn.v, Traveling I'a-senger Ageul, Nelson.
K. .1. COYi.i:. Dis'i Passenger Agent, Vancouver.
Spokane Falls & Northern,
Nelson ■& Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
J\\e only all rail route withoirt change of cars
between Nelson an,d Rossland, arjd
Spokaqe arjd Rosslaqd.
 NKI-SON   .l-.'ii p.m.
 11 OSS LA NT) 1 l-Sl p. in.
 SI'OIvAN!•' 3:10 p.m.
The train that leaves N'el-on at (ki'Oa. in., makes close
connections at Spokane with trains for nil 1'acitlc Coast
Passengers for Ivcttle Kivcrand Boundary Creek connect at .Marcus with stage daily.
(i:°Ju a. in.
1-2.0;") a. in
Wagon  Repairing Promptly Attended  to
by a First-Class Wheelwright
Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing
arjd custom worl^ from outside points
SHOP:    Cor. Baker aqd Hall Sts. /kelson.
Sealed tenders, addressed  lo llie undersigned, will be
received  up till  12 o'clock noon on .Monday, July KStb,
lisilS, for the following debentures of tin- City of Kelson :
S 10.000. the proceeds to be u.-ed for purchasing and
-  extending llie plant of the Nelson  Klcctric l.ighi
510,000,  the proceeds  to be  u.-ed   for extending the
waterworks system of the city.
$10,000,  the proceeds to be  u.-ed   for extending the
se'ver system of the city.
5?.->,00o. the proceeds to be used for pun-hu-ing a. cemetery site for tlie cily.
The debentures will be for Sl.ono each, dated Augii.-I
1st, IStl-S, running twenty years, and bear interest at the
rale of •"> per cent, per annum, payable semi-annually, on
February Inland August l-l, at the Hank of .Montreal.
N'o tender will lie accepted unless the party, tendering
will agree to pity the amount of the tender into the. Hank
of .Montreal, at. N'el-on. on August 1st. 18,'lS.
Hated. Nelson, li. C. June ISth. IS'.W.
Notice of Application to Purchase Land
Notice is hereby given that, -ixty days after
dale, I intend to apply to the chief eoininj--
siouor of land- and works for permission to purchase the following described unsurveyed. unoccupied
and uiitv.-ervcd crown lands, -ituale in the N'el-on mining division, di-tricf of We.-t ICoolenay. Hritish Columbia, namely: All thai portion of laud bniiiuled mi all
.-ides by the Long Tom. Clcnpnt.ru, and (.'nod Hope mineral claims, containing by admeasurement nl acres, more
or h
Hated tlii- -'nd day
K. XI-XSON ri'.'LL,
of June. A. 11. IS! W.
Nelson    Planmg   Mills.
I'lease lake notice that from this date henceforth I will
mil-!«• responsible fur any goods supplied to tlie N'elson
I'laning Mills unless orders .-igncd by Mr. !..('. Lawford
can lie prod need a- vouchers fur same.
T. W. lilt.-W.
Xel-on. Hritish Columbia. June filli, IS!IS.
Tn anil from Ktiropean points via Canadian and American line-. Apply for -ailing dates, rates, tickets, and
full information to imv Canadian I'acillc railway agent or
<;K<>. S. HKKIt. C.  I'.  It. Agent. Nelson.
WILLIAM  HCOTT. Generals.  >. Agent, Winnipeg.
Notice of Application  For Liquor License.
.Vol ice is hereby given I hat Ihe undersigned will apply
Io the Hoard of Licensing Coiiimi—inncrs of the Cily of
Nel-on at their next -in ing for a license lo sell liquor at.
retail at bis hotelknown at tho Montreal hotel, situated
mi lot 2\ block 07. i-orniT of Josephine and Vernon
"l,.,.(.|s ' ADOLI'HK    LAPOIN'TK.
Hated at NVl-on, H- C.lune in, IS;-S. I.luiie 11|
Notice of Application for Liquor License
Notice is herein- given that I. the undcrsik'ned. thirty
dii'vs afterdate, intend to apply tn Hie .stipendiary niagis-
tra'te of West Kootenay district for a license to sell
llquoral inv hotel al Hrooklyn to-vn-itc. West k'ootenny
di-trict.      " •'• '•'• MAKTIX.
Hated. Hrnoklvn. June lath. ISMS.
Li,' ff «■■»".■
. ■ ai JSv'V-K
m«uiUW^WiaW«ffi«M)fflMIB8l^^ i
50c TO $5
I Slack   :iii(l   colored    in   every    weave,   in  i I Slack and   navy serge:, plain  and   figured
vogue of the   latest   novellies  fnr spriiig i alpaca. him-ade silk and satin shirts, duck
and  sutinner  wear.' j ptipir  and   deiihain   skirls  and   suits fur
Fabrics in endless profusion, including
organdies, balt.isles, linens, zephyr, cambrics.' lawns and   new grenadine muslins.
We are now showing a complete range in
■i ' ovorvthiti'' the market, affords.,
Special sale of waists in organdie, grenadine and Lafayette muslins, sixes ->2 lo
■11', ranging from nil cents lo !?"> each.
Shirt, waist forms in all sizes and' colors
at  ")() cents each.
Very latest and  most swagger, effects in
checks, stripes and plaids.
See our special lines of ready-made clothing.     Write for samples.
Jobbers and  Retailers.in
I'"nrly tlti-s week the Hull mines mantigc-
ment made a cut of 20 per cent in the
.wages of the men employed. The .reduction bring.- the'rute'of wages down to the
lowest level yet reached in Ivootenay—-ij5—
per dny for labor. The men went out on
strike but a compromise-was reached by
the company agreeing to pay the old
hands the old rate, new men fo receive $2
per clay.
In this, city on Sunday, there was born
to the wife of H. (,'. Cummings-, ol' Hal-
four, a daughter:
Eved .1. Squire is meeting with great
success this year in the cultivation of
strawberries and other small fruits, and
is willing to compare results with any of
his fellow ranchers across the river. A
sample of the Squire ranch berries were
assayed by The Tuiiii;>"*-: this week with
highly satisfactory results.
George L. Lennox wtis on Tuesday admitted to the bar of the province. He
was presented by sir Henry Crease and
sworn in by justice Drake.
Captain Freer, who was killed by a fall
from a stairway attached to the Clarke
hotel Saturday evening, was a step-son ot
If. Abbott, formerly superintendent of
the Canadian J'acific Railway. Freer was
'3D years old. JLe was educated at Trinity
College School, Port Hope, Ontario, and
afterwards went to the Royal Military
College at Kingston, when he passed as
one of the four entitled to commissions in
the Imperial service. He received a commission iu the South Staffordsoire regiment and served iu the Egyptian war, for
, which he received a medal, obtained leave
of absence and was appointed aide-decamp   to general   Middleton  during the
'' liiel rebellion and served on the stall' of
the military schools at London, Ontario,
and Sb. John's, Quebec. He subsequently
rejoined his regiment and resigned his
commission while his regiment was at
Gibraltar, since, which time he has been
engaged in railway work in this province.
15. P. Davis, Q. ('.. ol' Vancouver, has
refused the chief justiceship of this
• province.
The Nelson company of the South Ivootenay fti/les has arranged with theLindiey
Dramatic Company to give a benefit show-
on Monday evening, when the Charity
.Ball will be presented. This is a< good
show, theLindiey people are good people
and-the object of the performance deserves a good house on  Monday evening.
A. .J. Marks returned to Nelson Thursday for the purpose of taking tt hand in
the election contest today. Me reports a
' nice strike on the California, having come
upon a good body of shipping ore. He
will continue active work on the California, and litis visions of a brown stone
-   front.
The owners of the Granite claim, adjoining the Poorman, -have a ;j-foofc body
of ore which averages in value $115 to the
ton. They are sinking a double compartment shaft and will proceed with the development of the property with all possible speed. . No attempt is being made at
taking out ore save such as is met with in
Robert F. Green made a flying trip to
Nelson on Thursday. He says that he
hasevery assurance that he will win in
the contest with lletallaek today.
From the tone of the Kaslo papers it is
evident that the dominion day celebration in this city has had the result of
establishing a better understanding between the "sports" of Kaslo and those in
N'elson who do all that fair men can do to
encourage sport. Present appearances
are that next dominion day the Kaslo
sports will stay at 'home and that Nelson's
grey t holiday will not be marred with
their all pervading insolence.
Tuesday evening July I'.lth has been
decided upon as the date for the rendition
of the 'cantata "Under the Palms" in the
Presbyterian church. Thomas Parkinson
has the affair in hand and promises ti very
good entertainment. The choir will consist of some, fifty voices. Tin; sale of
reserve seats will be opened next week.
Charles V'anXess, one of MeKane's chief
workers in the Boundary (.'reek end of
Rossland filling, was in Nelson today on a
political mission. Like all earnest, workers, VauNcss thinks his man will win, but
he does not look for any. walk-over.
B.(;v. Itobert Frew is meeting with groat
success in his pastorate of the Presbyterian'church. The re-opening-services on
Sunday last were largely'attended, the
extensive addition made to the church
being taxed toils utmost; Ioaccommodate
the worshippers and (he sermon.
Walter An^on Merkley of Pilot Bay and
Miss Sii-.mii Bishop oi' Port Arlhitr,
«)• i.fa rii • were married in the Aresbyl erian
Stock in Mine Supplies more Complete than Ever
Ore Cars; T-Rails, Iron Pipe and Fittings
Contractors Profits will be Better
if we are AlJowedJ_o Figure on the Hardware
We nial^e a specialty of Mining Railroad at]d Steamboat Supplies
Our stock will be the most complete in Kootenay
full line of Tools, Cutlery, Stoves and Ranges, Granite, Tin, and Woodenware
^.<3-"H*"r>rTs  ifo**??,
Truax Automatic Ore Cars.    Giant Powder Co.    Jessop's Steel
IB^-vIC-EIR,   STREET   IE .A. ST,    "N-ELSOIT,    B. O.
General Hates, $1 per day.     Schooner Beer 10c.
•Ii Thtir-id
iiureii i iiiUNiiny evening by I'ev. liobt.
Pre.'.. The church tvas decorated for the
neea-i-'in by the indies aid society. The
bride was given away by K. A. Create.
M. Jfenri Roehefort's recent duel with
Al. Ilichaid, a Socialist deputy, recalls the
former's life of storm and stress. His
career as a duelist covers his whole life,
his total encounters numbering considerably more than thirty. He has fought
-more duels than any other public man,
living or dead, unless it is M. Paul Cas-
sagnac. whose record is a lengthy one. M.
Rochefort litis numbered among his adversaries Koechlin, Reinach, .Portlaise,
Ferry, IVtssagaray, and Thiebaud, and
the last of his battles is not yet iu sight.
Joseph Loiter, for more than a year the
wheat king of the world, is said to have
lost about $.").000.000 in his attempt to
corner the wheat market. Only a month
figo he had a paper pro lit of $4,:">00,0()0,
and his average monthly profit to I\Jay
80th, was $.'£1,-100.
Pope Leo the Thirteenth is one of tlie
wealthiest   men   in   tlie    world.    Jn   his
home, the Vatican—a palace which contains seven thousand rooms—the worth
of gold objects stored is estimated at four
millions pounds sterling by weight alone,
and each piece has been increased in value
a quarter or a third by the skilled artisans
through whose hands it has passed.
These treasures are practically the personal estate of the Pope.
Lieutenant-general Bernardo Augustin,
governor-general of the Philippines,
gained his experience of war in the suppression of the-last Oarlist rebellion in
Spain. He took an active part in the
campaigns which broke the power of the
Oarlist leaders, and won for himself the
reputation of being an energetic soldier,
devoted to his profession. He held several important -commands, and at the
close of the war had attained to the rank
of general of division. At that time ire
was a comparatively young man; today
he is fifty-eight years old. He has not
had much experience in Spanish colonial
affairs, having been appointed governor-
general of the' Phillippines only a few
months ago.
The probable engagement of Princess
Victoria of Wales to John Baring, Bai*on
Revelstoke, is announced in the newspapers. Tlie almost formal character of
the announcement, as well as its appearance in substantially the same terms in
many publications, takes away all doubt
as to the truth of the report. The formal
betrothal awaits only, the approval of
Queen Victoria1.
Frederick Harrison, the English writer,
has figured it out that queen Christina of
Spain, is a descendant of William prince
of Orange, the most inveterate enemy
Spain had. In his time the Protestants
of Great Britain supported him against
the tyranny of Spain. Today another
branch of the same race has espoused the
cause of the victims of Spanish oppression, while, if Mr.'Harrison is right, the
blood of William the Silent flows in the
veins of the royal representative of that
oppression.   ______
Phllllmore and His Paint.
Fifty years ago the allowance of paint
in the British navy was very small, and
sometimes the officers had to pay large
sums in order that their ships might maintain ft decent appearance. One of them
resorted to a humorous expedient, either
to soften the heart of the navy board, or
if that proved impossible, to express his
opinion. Sir John Pbillimore painted one
side of his old yellow frigate black and
white, and used the rest of the. black
paint in printing on the other side, in
large letters, "No more paint!" The
navy board wrote to call his attention to
the impropriety of his conduct, and
signed themselves, as they did'officially, ''Your affectionate friends." To
this sir John replied that he could not obliterate  the  objectionable  letters  unless
During" the month of Jul)' 'i
discount of 20 per cent will
he allowed on all purchases
of boots   and   shoes   at   the
This is not an old stock
that is being run off.
New goods at new prices
a friend fop advice
a woman for sympathy
strangers for charity,
but for
and Shoes
Go to
ueen Shoe Store
Itopiiiring ol' all kinds done.
Our iiriccs are right.
he was given more paint and signed himself in turn, "Your affectionate friend,
John Phillimore." The navy board then
called his attention to the impropriety
of the signature, to which sir John replied, acknowledging the letter, stating
that he regretted that the paint had not
been sent, and ending: "I am no longer
your affectionate friend, John Phillimore." His frigate was allowed to retain
her original yellow.
Clans Will Hang.
Chins, the murderer of Hendrickson
and Burns, near Glenora, who was on
trial at the special assizes at Nanaimo,
having been found guilty, was on Thursday sentenced to be hanged on August
2nd, at Xanaimo. The prisoner, after sentence, with tears rolling down his cheeks
and bowed head in a trembling voice: "J.,
don't understand well, I don't know
what to say. I'm sorry I put the bodies
under the ice. I did not know what I was
doing." The plea put forward by the
defence was that Hendrickson killed
Burns and that in self-defence Glaus shot
Hendrickson. The court was disturbed
by the wife of the prisoner, who occupied
a seat in the gallery.
We Have the
Leading- Kinds
est   Lime  Juiee
Mineral    Waters
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded      Baker Street, Nelson
ade  Clothing
•'or the  next   thirty clays only we will  offer the whole of our large stock  of
Ready-made Clothing* at greatly reduced  prices.
Men's Tweed Suits, former price $ 8,  reduced to $ 6
iVien's Tweed Suits,        " " 10,  reduced to      7
buys ami
flu's  is a
CI iil< In
Men's Tweed Suits,
Men's   Serge   Suits,
■us (Jlu')hiiig at   (.■(»rrf!s|')<indiiig  reductions.
12,  reduced to      8
16,  reduced to     12
sale :uid   bargains emial  to  those  have  never before  Keen  offered   in  Nelson.
ianlc of  lirifish   Col mn bin,  .Haker slreet,   Nelsu
Baker Street
Are offering special bargains in
Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums
ounce or ■satisiae
o      tn
we sell
'A,-Glance'at. our'Range and Prices will do no Harm
18 and 20
Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District
Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District
Kaslo in Ainsworth District
Prepared to supply consumers with everything- in the way of fresh and cured meats.
Orders by mall carefully filled and promptly forwarded.
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