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 Dai!> Edition No. 204.
Nelson, British Columbia. Wednesday, January 4,   1899.
Ninth Year
IN CONVENTION
An Account of the Day's
Proceedings.
INTERESTING    PAPERS
PrinoipleB of Primary Education Expounded by Exports���Several Resolutions Passed.
-The ��ecand_day's session of the
Kootenay Touchers' Institute opoued
yesterday'with a discussion on tho desirability of every teacher subscribing
for some school magazine, the merits
of the different journals being somewhat exhaustively discussed.
It was then moved by Principal
Soady aud seconded by Principal Hislop, that the secretary be instructed to
forward the following telegram to
the Mainland Teachers' institute.
now in session in New Westminster.
"The initial meeting of the Kootenay Teachers' Institute sends greetings
to the Mainland Teachers' Institute."
Miss M. D. Skinner was next called
upon to road her paper on "Primary
Reading." She considered that simple pronunciation was not the only requisite of good reading. Tho pupil
should be led to a love of good literature, at school as well as at home.
Of the two method;-, of teaching
reading, the synthetic nnd the analytic, the analytic seems tho most logical, as the child must proceod from the
known to tho in.known. Hut in either
i-sse the teacher nm-' -no greet patience, and must take care not to
blame the child, if it be possible that
the blame lie elsewhere First words
should be such as appeal to the child's
knowledge or imagination, and should
be accompanied by pictures as nothing appeals more to the little child.
Script should be used at tlie earliest
date, both ou the slate and on tlie
blackboard, as it is surprising how
quickly pupils acquire a good hand.
After the pupils have learnt the sound
of the letters, groups of words ending
in the same sound should be learnt
Put a promiscuous list of words ou
the board, and ask the pupils to arrange them in such groups. Then dip-
thongs, long and short sounds, aud
difficult consonants such as z, x, g.etc.
At au early date strive for expressive reading. To show this, read
a short paragraph in a dull monotonous tone, paying no attention to pauses
inflections, etc., and the children
will soon see how unpleasing such
reading is. The lessons should uot be
long, aud should be frequently varied, which serves to keep up tho interest.
An animated discussion followed,
Principal Soady. Inspector Bums,Miss
Fraser, Miss Noble, Miss Ureeu aud
Prinoipul Esterl rook taking part.
The next item on th programme was
a paper on arithmetic by Principal
Soady���taking up the teaching of the
simple rules. As a llrst step he considered that each number itself should
b�� clearly understood together with
the neoessary sign. First the numbers up to 10, with their combinations, should be taught, then up to 20
and no ou. Tho next step is numeration and notation, and Principal Soady
showed clearly how the system of notation can be readily taught by a sim
pie and clever apparatus dorised for
this purpose by the teacher. After
the principles of notation uud numeration are clearly understood, addition
should be thoroughly. Mr. Soady explained how this should be done to
combine rapidity with correctness first
by number? requiring no carrying,
and then proceeding to those requiring "carrying."
The next Btop is subtraction, first taking such numbeis as cuu be themselvis
subtracted, aud afterwurds those requiring borrowing. Principal Soady
clearly illustrated all the processes
mentioned on the blackboard, and
showed the uso of tho number frame
in giving a full explanation of these
-various arithmetical processes, A
very oarnost and vigorous discussion
by Prinoipul Esterbrooks, Inspector
Burns, Mrs. Peavcy, Mr. Smith und
Others followed,
Mr. Lennox, ut this juncture favored
tho audience with a song extremely
well sang and which was highly appreciated and loudly encored. Mrs.
Wilkes accompanied him.
AFTERNOON  SESSION.
The nfterabnn was ipent 111 discussing resolutions
It was resolved: "That this convention would urge the immediate
establishing of a normal school in B.
0." J. F, Smith aud Miss Frazcr
mover and soconder.
"That on presentation of satisfactory
evidence, teachers bo paid for periods
of sickness providing thoy urn not
longer than one month. " .1. H, Hnudy
and* Jus. HiBlop, moved nn 1 seconded.
It was thou moved by J. Hislop and
seconded by J. H. Soady; "Unit
this eoMveutiuM requests the govern-
intuit to consider improvements on
thu present plans for rural schools,
especially in regard to sanitary arrangements, nnd black board facilities. "
Miss N. Delmnge proposed, seconded
by J. Hislop that: "This convention
would recommend that the holidays
in Kootenuy shall extend from 1st July
till 1st of September, this is neoessary
from the extreme heat, during tho latter part of August and consequent
non-attendance of pupils."
The rosi lutiou that :"This convention
request the educational department to
hold an additional examination for
teachers at Nelson iu July, 1899, was
moved by R. E. Esterbrook and Miss
Green."
It was then resolved on motion of J.
Hislop seconded by J. H. Soady that
"stricter quarantine regulations bo
enacted so as prevent the constantly
occurring epidemics, which necessitate the closing of schools so often in
this Province. "
A vote of thanks to the 0. P. K.
and the iNelson & Fort Sheppard Railway for the reduced fares granted to
members of the convention was then
proposed by B. E. Esterbrook and seconded by Miss Green.
The secretary was instructed to forward copies of the forsgoiug resolutions to the following gentlemen:
The Hon. J. Martin, Minister of Education ; the Hon. J. Fred Hume, Minister of Mines; tlie Hon. 0. A. Sem-
lin, Chief Commissioner of Lauds aud
Works; J. Martin, Esq.. M. P. P. ; R.
P. Green, Esq., M. P. P.; Col. the
Hou. J. Baker, M. P. P. ; and Dr.
Pope,Superintendent if Examinations.
The meeting closed with an animated
discussion oil the advisability of taking steps to secure a better serios of
Readers, and it was pointed out that the
enterprise already shown by tho Gage
Oompany, and other publishers of educational works was such as to lead to
the expectation that their co-operation
could be relied upon. The discussion
was opened by Principal Esterbrook,
and Inspector Burns, Misses Green
Noble, Skinner and Bunting, and
Principal boady aud others also took
part.
THE   COSVERSAZIONE.
The work of the convention over, the
Institute entertained their numerous
triends yesterday evening in the
school house. An attractive musical
pr igramme had been prepared, and
after the music there was an impromptu dance.
Before tlie entertainment began Mr.
Burns, who ollleiated as chiirman,
road a telegram from the mainland
Teacher's Convention at New Westminster wishing the season s greetings in answer to the one sent from
here. After this Mr. G. L. Lennox
opened the programme with a song
and was followed by Mr. C. B. Winter, who accompanied himself on the
banjo. Mr. G. Kyrld then gave "Tho
Flowers of the Forest," and, after
Miss Skinner had sang, Miss Wilson
gave a piano eoIo. Tho Rev. J. J.
Uobsoii in a few well chosen words
then welcomed the visitos to Nelson,
after which Miss Gnrd gave a recitation, Mrs. Goepel closing ihe musical
part of the evening with a well rendered song. Tho Rev. K. Frew then
addressed the company. His theme
was "Literature," and be recommend
ed several choice new books. Dr. E. C.
Arthur was also  called upon to speak.
Before the guests separated there
was a very pleasant impromptu dance,
and thus ended successfully, the most
successful initial meeting of the
Kootenay Teachers' institute.
DUTCH STEAMER WRECKED.
Eleven
The   Irish   Channel    Claims
Fresh Victims.
London, Jan. 8.���A despatch to
Lloyds says the steamer Voerwuerts,
which left \mstordam on December
loth and touched nt Cardiff December
it), has been abandoned near Trevose
Head, on the west Cornwall coast
She went ashore in the gale that has
hfieu raging in the Irish Channel.
Eleven members of iho crew, who put
off in boats, were drowned. Nine,
who clung to the rigging, wore rescued by tho coast guard life boat.
STORMS IN   HIE CHANNEL.
London, Jan. II���-incoming steamer
at different ports report that the
frightful weather continues along ihe
British coasts und in the Buy of Biscay. The Channel steamer Auvers, of
1(189 tons, trading bo'ween Newhaven
und Dieppe, has been wricked ut the
entrance of Dieppe harbor. Five of her
crew wore drowned. Her cargo is
washing ashore.
FIGHTING THE TRUST.
New York, Jau. a.���The Arhnckles
have reduced the price of granulated
sugar 1-1(1 cent per pound, making
their price jnsl, that much below the
quoted prices of the American Sugar
Com puny, and several of the independent reliuen.
PAPER  KILLED HIM
Boston. Jan. ��,���Presidut T.
yuiney Browne, of the National Hank
of Ibis city, formerly treasurer of the
Assubet Mfg. Oo., whose notes he hud
endorsed, resigned us president of the
bunk on Saturday und today made uu
assignment.
MISSIONARIES   IMPRISONED.
Cologne, Jan, 3���Tho Volks Zci-
tung announces that if has received
news of tho Imprisonment of some
German Catholic missionaries by Ohi>
nose ut. Haiq, iii   Shun   Sz<, uhout   70
niilen southwest of Ping Yang.
POSITION IN TNG
iISLES
News Has  Been Received
From General Otis.
REVENGEFUL SAVAGES
Cause of Trouble at Iloilo Has Now Been
Discovered���How Spanish Prisoners are Treated-
Washington, Jan. 8. ���General Otis
has cabled from Manila to the war department, that in his opinion, General
Miller has the situation well in hand
at Iloilo, and that he fully understands the purpose of the President uot
to crowd the insurgents unduly. It is
highly desirable that a hostile collision
ho avoided at all hazards, at least,
pending the ratification of the peace
treaty.
The o licials here are now fully satisfied that the trouble in Iloilo may be
traced directly back to the Spanish
colonel who was the senior Spanish
army officer in the Philippines, and directly in command of the Visuyus
group, including the principal island
of Pauay and the city und garrsion of
Iloilo. Geueral Otis report shows
that though besieged with his 800
soldiers in lloho by a superior force,
the Spanish had repulsed every attack of the insurgents and there was
no reason why they should not have
held out indefinitely. It is significant
thut Rios delayed the evacuation of
Iloilo until he became informed that
the Americans were coming and
there is curiosity here to learn how
that important information reached
Iloilo in advance of the movements of
the American transports and in absence of cable connection.
PRISONERS MURDERED.
Madrid, Jan. 8.��� General Rios
cables from Manila confirming the report thut nil the Spaniards at Bulahuc.
in island of the Philippines, situated
86 miles south of Palawan, have been
issassinated with the exception of the
women, whoso release is being asked
for.
WHOLESALE ADVICE.
London. Jan. 8.-The Daily Telegraph commenting this morning upon tlie Associated Pr?ss despatch
from Iloilo date Dec. 30, and received
oy despatch boat at Manila on Sunday
regarding the situation in tho island of
Pauay, expresses the hope that the Filipinos will yield.
"Otherwise" says the Daily Telegraph, "there will be desperate fighting, leaving America mistress of a
eonquorod people, bearing her as bitter
a hatred as they bore Spain."
BRUTAL  FLOGGING.
A Small Boy Whipped   Until He   Can
Hardly Walk.
Evansville, Ind., Jan. 3.���Miuor
Garrett, Ed Gardner, Elijah Scott,
Frank Curl, und Win. Morris, boys
ranging in age from 10 to 1<S years,
were given a whipping iu the police
court for stealing some old wash boilers
yeBteraay. Their parents were given
"the option by Judge Winrey of whipping tho boys or having them sent to
the reform school. Tho boys were led
to the hull by the turnkey uud given 30
lashes eucli. Their yells could he
heard tor two blocks away. Uno of
the hoys was so weak after the Hogging he could hardly walk from the
polico station.
DR. ABBOTT'S   SUOCESSOR.
Chicago, Jau. 8.���News was received here late tonight thut Rev. Dr.
Newell Dwight Hillis, pastor of the
Central Church in this city, is to be
culled to tho pastorate of the famous
Plymouth church of Brooklyn, us
the successor of Dr. I o, man Abbott.
Dr. Hilli-, liko his predecessors ut Plymouth and Oeutrul churches,is u writer. He bus published four books,
"Toheni of Immortality," "How the
Inner Light Failed,''"A Men's Value
to Society" and "Tho Investment of
Influence."
JOHANNESBURG COOLING DOWN
Johannesburg. Jan. 3.���There was
no celebration of Jameson day yesterday by the Boers as had In en proposed
by a Boer newspaper and us a result
tlie day pussul without any disturbance, Both the English and Trunsvaiil
Governments havo taken steps to pacify their respective subjects and while
hostile feeling   still   exists, tho rooent
excitement is disappearing,
CABINET CRISIS IN MADRID.
THE KA1SEK IMPROVING.
I Berlin, Jan. B���The health of Emperor
William of (���iorniunv continues to
improve but His   Majesty will still re-
i quire a few days rest. I
EXPERT OPINION OF
JAPANESE ARMY
Major Von Sonnenberg Expresses Admiration.
GERMANS AT   MANILA
No Serious Friction With the  American
Commander���New Factor in
the Orient.
Chicago, Jan. 3.���Major Von Sonnenberg, German Military Attache
to the Empire of Japan, the mnn who
carried the message between Admiral
Von Diedrichs and Admiral Dewey bv
which premiBsion was given for the
transportation of Captain General August!, from Manila to Hong Kong,
on a German warship, is in Chicago.
Major Von Sonnenberg is a typical
German oiiicer.
"I am a student of military affairs,
perhaps, I might be called a theoretical warrior," he snid. Inasmuch as
he has the iron oross for bravery at
Sedan and was in 27 battles of the
Franco-Prussian war, he is a practical fighter as well.
"After the Greco-Turkish war I
went to the Orient, I was with Prince
Henry, and, at the outbreak of the
Spanish-American war I accompanied
Admiral Diedriohs to Manila. I did
not witness the destruction of the
Spanish fleet, by Admiral Dewey, but
I saw very much of subsequent events.
Because of what I saw, I want to
correct at least the falso impression
that thore has been any ill-feeling
between the commanders of tb* American and German fleets. There was a
disagreement, I admit, over the fight
of Americans to control German ships,
but that was soon settled, I am afraid
that the American volunteers have a
hard tnsk before them in the Philippines I should not want the task of
onntrolling those islands unless I had
fully 50,000 men behind me. Those
un'.ives are going to be a hard problem
to solve"
"Since the finishing of the Philippine question I have been connected
with the Imperial Army of Japan as a
student of its methods of military discipline. Speaking very conservatively
I believe that next to the German
army, there is not a finer body of lighting men in the world than that little
collection of Japanese troops The
discipline is perfect, and any nation
that picks a quarrel with the Jnpauese
is going to have no caBy time of it.
I consier them one of the most important factors in the future Oriental
complications."
Major Von Sonnenberg is on his
way to Washington with letters to
Secretary Alger and General Miles
He will spend a few days about tho
department in Washingt in ond thou
go ou to Berlin to report to his own
government.
ANOTHER   VICTIM.
H. C. Burnett Also  Poisoned By Gya-
uido of Mercury,
New York, Jau. 3.���The Herald
says: "There is a strong liklihnod
that Henry C. Burnett, who died at
tho Knickerbocker Atholtic Club, on
Nov. 10, ostensibly from fuucul dip-
theriu, according to tho death certificate made out by his physician, wus
murdered hy poison, as was Mrs.
Adams, and thut the same poison was
used to take his life us wus utilized
in the cuse of the woiniiu.
Cyanide of mercury was administered in each case. The body of Burnett  has been exhumed, and it is suid
hut   SUfficiCUt   evidence   IlUS     1)0111     III,
tained to prove thut the body contains
traces of the poison named. There
is suid to be little doubt that the
person who cunsed the death of Mrs
\dums Is also responsible for the death
of Burnett, with this difference, that
while ho did not intend to kill Mrs.
Adams, but Cornish, the death of Bur-
neti, was deliberately planned.
PROTECTION RAMPANT.
Kansas Does Not Want Outside Insurance Companies.
Topeku, Kits., Jan, 3.���The railroad
bill, uud the bill taxing insurance
companies on their gross premiums, us
nailed by the extra session of the log-
isllaure, wore signed by Governor
Leedy today.
Tho insurnnce bill places a tax of
two per cent on the gro^s premiums
on the Kansas business of all outside
insuruuoo companies, whether fire, life
or accident, and four per cent on European and other  foreign   countries.
AMERICA'S FUTURE.
Madrid, Jan. 3.���It is expected that
on Saturday next Seuor Sagnstu will
submit to the Queen Regent the question of confidence In the Cabinet, and
it, is expected that Her Majesty's decision will be given promptly, so as In
allow of a speedy settlement of tho
cabinet crisis. j
The Tempi   Deplores   the New Dosire
For Conquest.
New York, Jan. II,���A despatch to
the Herald from Purls says The Temps
tonight draws u gloomy picture of the
future of the United Stntes. It says
tho United StutoH cannot hide the fact
that they  "Have said good by forever
to the Idyllic era wherein thoy dlspcns
ed with the regular standing army,
and laughed at the heavy burdens
imposed on the nations of tho western
continent by their international sitmi
tion. There is not a Democrat that is
a friend of the principles that regulate
modern soeety," continues the Tempi,
"That does not deplore bitterly the
inoculation with a spirit of conquest
of territories and of expansion, of a
Democracy that, hitherto, had been
peaceful and liberal. President Mo-
Kinley may say farewell to free An erica, to the era of peat* nnd good will,
reforms, economy, internal progress
and self-governemnt.'"
A BIG  SUIT."""
The Grand Trunk   Sues The  State  of
New York For Dumages.
New York, Jan. 8.���The Grnnd
Trunk Railway Company, Canada,
today filed ut the States Court of
Claims, a claim against this state for
131.529. The claim is based on the
accommodation afforded the state by
filling up the slip, which formed part
of the Erie Canal, in the City of Buffalo, and called Palmer Slip, and by
filling up what is known as Evans Slip
Caual, ulso in the city of Buffalo.
The waterways were filled up wilh a
material excavated from the Erie
Canal and the railroad sues for the
loss of their use. It asks $15,000 damages for each, and $1529 for injuries
to the wall of the fright house situated
on the corner of River street and the
Slip.
GOT HIS DESERTS.
Loudon, Jan. 3.���Schneider, the Pole,
who on Nov. 11 last, murdered a German baker's assistant, by throwing
him inside an oven, was executed at
Newgate this morning.
USELESS HEROISM
TRIED TO HELP TILL NEARLT^IS-
ABLED HERSELF.
How the Captain of a British Steamer
Stood by a Comrade iu
Distress.
Queenstown, Jan. 3.���The British
f.teamer Newby, Oapt. Clark, out
ifom Philadelphia, on December lli.
for tliis port, has arrived here and reported having met the British steamer
Dart, Captain Clark, out from Philadelphia, on December 13, untl bound
for London, on December 2!) in Lit. -Ill
north, and longitude 18 west, with
her propeller carried away,
The Newby towed the Dart for an
hour after which the hawser parted.
Although tho Newby stood by the
Dart for 27 hours, she was unable to
get another hawser on hoard owing
to the terrific weather prevailing und
for her own safety was obliged to proceed, leaving tho Dart in a helpless
condition. As it wus, the cabin of the
Nowby was Hooded and much interior
damage was done. Her boats were
stove in and her deck work was badly
injured. The second mate and a seaman of the Newby were injured, all
tho provinsioiiH on board were destroyed, and the crow lost part of their
clothing.
MDIJflTl
TROUBLES IN CHINA.
Disturbances   Are   Increasing   in  the
Rebellious Districts.
London, Jan. 8.���According to the
despatch from llankau to the Morning
Post, theiu urn alarming leports from
the Upper Yang Tse Kiang reigon.
Disturbances lire increasing in the Provinces of Seehuan, Huau, and Huhe.
The Dowager Empress, it is further
assorted, is curtailing the authority
of the Vioeroyi, especially in the Vang
Ih and llankau dislrits. A body of
Ohineeie troops was sent to attack rebels, but they are suid to hav ! fled he-
fore the enemy. The Viceroy has been
reiusforcud by three gunboats unit 3000
men.
ANOT1II0R   WRECK.
Booth Buy, Maine. Jan. 3.���Tho
British schooner Sat rim, Captain
McDonald, from St. John for New
York, with a cargo of plaster, went
ashore on the east side of Fisherman's
island, last night. A heavy son was
running, and the craft rolled over and
���auk iu six fathoms of water. Both
the vessel uud cargo will bo a total
loss. The crew saved litllo of their
effects. They stayetl all night on
Ruin's n land and today oiuno hero
taking the steiinnr for Portion I,
COST~oF W~* RSHIPS.
Washington. Jan. -.���Secretary Long
today sent detailed estimates to Congress for the IE new wurships he recommended to bo constructed in his annual report. The figures for arniunient
und armor for all tho ships umouut to
$14,108,400, nnd for construction uud
engineers, 186,100,800,
ALL HANDS LOST.
Falmouth, Eng., Jan. 3.���The Nor-
wogian bnrk Speran/.a, Cuptuin Neil-
son, which sailed from Cardiff on December 80tb, for Poriininbuoo, hus been
wrecked on Stngnes, the southernmost
of the Scilly islands. Tho crew is
missing.
DINGLKY   BETTER.
Washington, Jan. It. -10 o'clock a.
m.���Representative Diugloy pussed u
comfortable uight.
TM
una
United States Welcomed in
the Orient.
ATTITUDE OF   POWERS
Russia, Does Not Care  About England's
Feelings���Partition of China
Imminent.
New York, Jan. 3���The Grand Duke
Cyril Vladimirovitoh, of Russia, received the representatives of tho press
this afternoon in the state parlor of
the Waldorf-Astor, which was decorated with palms nnd roses. The duke
looks to be 20 or 37 years old. He is six
feet tall, good looking aud wears a cor
set.
"All I have seen of Amerieu," he
said, "was from a parlor cur window. I believe that you will have
much trouble with the natives in the
Philippines, in fnet, in my judgment,
you will hnve war with them sooner or
later. As fur as Russia is concerned,
the presence of the United States in
the east is entirely satisfactory. I believe it will be a new factor for peace
in the affairs of the Orient."
"How does Russia regard the attitude of France uud England iu China
aud Siam?"
"England is against all Russian
possessions iu China and tho fact of
our having seaports in the Celestial
Empire is not to England's taste, but
Russia is not disturbed at that."
"Whet rin you think of the possibil-
it-y of ( v :-,-.->ivi'.riug its individual and exclusive Empire. ?"
"It is too lute. The partition of
China is only a question of time, and
Franoe, England and Russia and Germany will share the spoils."
"How about the reported Russo-
Japan breach aud enmity?"
"None but friendly feelings now
exist between Russia and Japan. The
relations of the two countries were
si rained at one time, but that is now
.last."
The Grand Duke spoke enthuBiasti-
ally about tho trans-Siberian railway
ind thought it would be of the great-
it value in colonizing Siberia, and
Iso in affording an easy way across
for troops to the   Pacific    Tho  Grand
tike sails on the First Bismarck tomorrow.
SENATE MEETS.
Probable Order of Business at the Session in Washington.
Washington, Jan. 3.���Congress will
reconvene tomorrow. The senate will
almost iminediatehy adjouru for the
dav as an evidence of respect for the
memory of Senator Morrill. It is customary not to transact business whatever on .such occasions, but there is
a possibility that the message will be
received from tho President transmitting the peuce treaty as it is known to
be the general desire that the treaty
shall be formally laid before the
committee on foreign relations at the
earliest possible moment.
A session of the senate will be held
ou Thursday but there is a movement
looking for an adjournment from that
date until the following Monday,
bused upon the probability thut there
will not be a full attendance of senators so soou after the holidays.
Thore will be two months of session
to u day from tho date of reconvening,
and the time will be fully occupied if
hulf the work is to be done that is
planned. None of the regular appro-
piiatiou hills have passed the Senate,
and River and Harbor bill is to be
added to the regular list this session.
None regard the treaty (f less importance thau the supply bills, and it will
be pressed along with them when reported, practically without regard to
other bills on other measures of magnitude which will press for consideration in tne Semite. During the session the Nicaragua bill will have
precedence but it will he urgently
pressed by the Hawaiiuu government
bill, the auti-sculpiug bill and the in-
terstute commerce commission bill,
to say nothing ot probabilities concerning mensuies for the iucresnse of the
standing army uud of the navy. Sen-
utor Elkins uud other frieuds of the
measure will ulso continuo to urge the
bill regulating the registrutiou of
foreign built vessels wrecked in
American waters.
BAD  SHOTS.
Bud a Pest, Jau. 3.���A duel between
M. Horuuszky, member of the lower
House of the Hungarian Diet, aud
Karon Banffy, the premier, took place
this morning. Pistols were tho weapons used.    Tho duel was bloodless.
THE DEMARE MISSING.
St. Johns, Nfld., Jan. 33.���Tho Fur-
uoss line steamer Demure is out 16
dnys from Liverpool for this port aud
Halifax uud there is some anxiety as
to her saitey.
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WttMfRfM^AY, JANUARY 4, rfc*
Nelson Daily Mirier
Published Dull) exoept Her day,
��� L ON  MlNKH  1'IIINTIMI        I'l'III.IHIIINfl O0���
D.J. IlKArt.M, Miiii-ujing Dlreotor and
Kdlor In Chief
AI,1. COMMUNICATION!  tolhc Kdllor most
be looomptutod by tlis nanie ami addroa'
of tlm witter, not n coasarlly for publloa
a, but ax evidence of Rood fait b,
BUPSORIPTION K.Vl'KS,
Dully per month i>j- can'or * 'll(
per iiiiiiil li by mni ,    f IM
per halt yet r by mull   sm
puryoiir  lln*
por year foreign 18 (H
Nici.son WicitiuY Miner,
Weekly, pel liulf year  .1 1 "���'
por vear    9 00
���     per year, foreign  8tx>
Subscription) livarlubly in iiilvinico.
Notii-eH of Births,  D'utiis, iiiiil Marriage*
nhoriod for 60 cents onoh,
AdTorllslng ri ton iiinili Known on applloatlon
Nelson Miner Printing & I'ubllshlngCo
NELSON. B. C.
TO   UMIItllsl US.
.ni old cm en   nnd n rcipcrtort one.
.s mil suspeoltd that    be   lias any pu
p oo ol lie- uuii lo M-i',i) when (-onsen
,ng lo become a candidate for the Mayoralty, And if elected he will act on
the principle tllUl the Mayor is but one
member oi iho Council, not iho whole
nf it. Ami another thing j ho will not
.iiu himself up with corporation jobs,
lio will be nu entirely sale man,
Copy rnr 4'linngen a Advertisement ��������>'-'
lie In Ihr lllll i- iii 4 o'clock |>.m. In
lllitll-r cIiiiuko
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
The municipal cniiipuign is open, so
far at losst as tho Mayoralty is con
cernod. At this writing no announcement has been mndo with respect to
tho iildermauic vacancies. Whether
there will be opposition to the present
aldermen; whether all the present aldermen intend to offer for re-election ;
or which will be candidates and which
will retire, are all questions that the
future has yet to determine, As next
Monday is nomination day, however,
ratepayers will not have long lo
vrait to ascertain who are (o seek their
suffrages.      This  backwardness     in
coming forward might be construed
to signify a widely prevailing indiffer-
euce to municipal matters. We do not
so uudesrtiuid it. Wo believe the
truth to be that ratepayers generally
are deeply Interested in tho issue of
nomination dav. But tho city is young.
The more prominent of the citizens,
tho men who would be expected to
take the lead in such matters
know each other in this connection,
and very naturally there is a reluct
anoe to press forward. This speaks
well for their modesty and good fooling; but if thore is to be healthy municipal government, our leading citizens will require to overcome this diffidence. / M
This much may be said without disparagement to any of the old hands,
since whose election the city has
grown a very great deal. Of the retiring aldermen the worst that has
been said is that some of them have
been too much under the influence of
the Mayor; they have uot asserted
themselves as they might or ought,
with the result that the Mayor has had
a practically free haud. Two or three
of them would hnve mndo excellent
and useful representatives of the people if sufficiently supported to make
themselves felt to some purpose. All,
we believe, are well meaning; and
if they had takeu the proper attitude
at the beginning and maintained it,
the attitude that they are masters of
the situation, there is no doubt there
would be less dissatisfaction at the
position of affairs than there is today.
With another sort of Mayor, or with
the present Mayor, with an extremely
modified opinion of his own importance and authority, tho city would be
well served with the present aldermen.
There is talk of running a full
ticket of new men. The feeliug is that
a complete change would be iu the
public interest. This, we are sure, is
not so much caused by distrust of the
aldermen themselves, as by the entire
lack of confidence iu the Mayor aud
his methods. There is no doubt His
Worship's course during tho past year
has caused a great deal of very genuine dissatisfaction with the manner iu
which civic affairs are conducted.
The fe.'ling, to put it in a word, is
that there is too much Houston. Mr.
Houston is uot only Mayor, but the
whole Council. He carried around the
voters' list in his pocket until tho exposure in The Miner raised such n
storm thut he hastened to have it published in his "official" paper, at considerable expense to the public, we
may be sure. He insists on carte
blauche iu respect to nil corporation
contracts. His finger is in every
municipal pie; nothing can be done
excepting at his instance und under
his immediate control. Whatever may
be said of the other members of tho
Council, there can be no doubt that a
chauge of Mayor would ha a most desirable thing for the city. There uro
scores of good  reasons  In support of
Such   a ""change,   of   which   doubtless
more will   be   suid   during   the cmn-
paign.    Without  going  into   any  of
these now, it mny be pointed  out that
Mr. Houston has   had   two   terms  us
Muyor; he has been   Mayor  since   the
oity was  incorporated ; is   it not time
he retired to give some other citizen a
chance?   Ho must not suppose that  he
is the only person in the (itv qualified
for  the  position.    There   are   others.
Mr. Neelauds   is ouo of them.    He   is
I
Tomorrow the first session of tho
present British Columbia Legislature
will open at Victoria, und tomorrow
the Anglo-American Commissioners
Will reiisseiiilile al Washington. Both
events are of interest to readers of The
.Miner.    There   is   a   delightful uncer-
t.iiniy us to the strength of iho parties
ill lllll Legislature, and ever since   tho
formation of the present Government
ipeoulation has been rite us to the
clmneo ot its hying through the first
session.   We have thus another crisis
always In view,    besides   Ihe   interest
naturally felt in the Le islutive affairs
of the Province. At. Washington it is
possible to obtain tariff concessions
that would be of Immense importance
to tho whole Kootenay country; but
there is uncertainty here loo, and it
is of u less pleasurable or exhiliratlng
ii.ituro than the other. Tho opinion
most generally expressed is thut tho
United Stales Commissioners will refuse to consider our lead ores; indeed,
there is little hope thut a trade arrangement of nny kind will ho uiude
Hint will be in the least satisfactory
from a purely Canadian standpoint.
:New Books.
With Kitchener to Khartoum, by Stevens, $1.50
Doctor Thtvn*,
H. Rider Haggard.
Linnet,        -      Grant Allen.
Britain's Roll of Glory,
D. H. Parry.
CURRENT ('OMMENTi
\<t lo III'.   A-qllllh.
Mr. Asquith has been freely discussed as the coining limn to lend in
the House of Commons, which would
mean the leadership of Ihe puny us a
whole for Lord tinscbery at the general
election, and the Premiership, .should
the Liberals be returned to power���for
Mr, Asqniih is u Uosobcryito. Next to
Mr. Chnmberluiu he is perhaps the
keenest debater ill the House, but, lie
is cold, deliberate, and never speaks
but when he is prepared, and when
he knows his peiioi-inanees will bring
credit to Mr. Asquith. He is every
inch a lawyer, and he seems ul> "uys to
have the manner and style of the law
courts���his enthusiasm is s 1 finely
tempered and so restrained, He has
tiemeuduous intellectual power, und
plenty of Bymnpthy, hut he lucks the
personal magnet ism which is needed
sonrorlv | in a great leader���and he falls to rouse
the House or u political meeting us
Mr. Balfour or Mr. Moiley always
doos.���London cable,   Toronto Mail.
Fights For the Flag,
W. H. Fitchet
Deeds That Won the
Empiie, W. H. Fitchet.
Whittaker's   Almanac   1899.
Office and Pocket
Diaries, 1899,
Established 1878,
The Brackman b Ker Milling
Company, Ltd.
Bog to announce that they have opened a Branch House In Nelson and
will Cany n Full  Line of
Hay, Oats, Mill Feed, Rolled Oats, Graham
Flom, Etc.
TEMPORARY WAREHOUSE:���Turner, Beeton's Warehouse on C.
P, R, Siding, below Gray's Planing Mill.
CITY OFFICE!���Room 6,   Aberdeen   Block,   Baker   Sheet.
Write I'oi  Quotations in Car Lois.
Victoria, Vancouver,   New Westminster,
South Edmonton, Nelson.
Give Thanks
Of  Interest  IU Mncilil.
The "First Chinese Regiment" will
Iook siraiiKi) in the British urmy list.
The new establishment will be composed of North Chinamen, and mny be
regarded as an experiment. l�� it is
found that British officers can make
ihe Chinese as good soldiers us the
Egyptians now prove, and oilier colored races, in all probability the.ro will
be u British Chinese army before many
years have passed, and Lieneial Gordon bus established the fuel, that the
Chinese can be turned into good soldiers. The experiment tlie British are
trying will be watched by military
men of all nations with interest Its
success will be significant, The Army
aud Nuvy Gazette slates that it is not
proposed thut the First Chinese shall
tie stationed   permanently in Wei-Hal'
Wei; they will be sent wherever needed, and Mauritius is already mentioned us their first destination out of
China,���Ottawa Free Truss.
Our riiriiiili- lirniiililc.
Canada never had a better chance to
give the American people practical
proof that she is absolutely independent in spirit, if not in name, than
through the Anglo-American comer-
euce. Quiet acceptance of a treaty
which gives lniniensso benefit to the
United States and inconsequential
gains to Canada would not be ut all
likely to alter the conditions said to be
responsible for this country's inability
to secure fair play from the Republic
Open rejection of n treaty from which
this county can expect little or nothing, in the face of Lord Herschell's
desire for a treaty at any cost, will
cause the American people to wake up
to Ihe fact that Canada, when her
interests demand it, is big enough
and sufficiently independent, to ignore
nt once ihe scant favors of the United
States und the approbation of Great
Britain.���Toronto Telegram
A i mi iili.-ui I' violin I'm- Purlv
Loughrin,     Liberal,   has   been   re.
elected   to     tho   Ontario   Legislators
from NipiBsing by an increased majority, which is the oorreut thing with
Government candidates in by-elections; but North Hastings has per*
formed tho truly  remarkable   feat of
re-electing tin Opposition candidate by
several   hundred   Increased  majority,
North Hastings in Ontario and Beau-
harnois in Queheo deserve to be sent to
the Puris exposition next yeur as
Canadian curiosities.���Ottawa Journal.
itice of Application for Liquor
Take notice that I, Robert l-'n-y,  will apply
to the'Gold CoiiuiilSHJoiiei' of NV'oat Kootenay,
n. 0,, thirty days after Uute, for a  liccn-e lo
sell llquur li)   iTl.-iil ul  my liuU-l, located al
Mountain Siding-, in \\ eel Koitlt'liny district,
HOHK.IITFKKY.
Dated nl Kelson, It. O., this llith day ef De-
j oember, istis.
MISCELLANEOUS
ML'sic i.Ivssons. - On piano unpin or
Kultar. by Mra. W, J. A-ik-y, Itobnon -ireut
Iwu doors wpbI of Stanley.   I*. O. !*<��x Kit).
WAN'I'Kh
keopor for an
and can tflvo
(fllce.
\ po ii i"ii jis manngnr 'ind hnok
hotol.   Han hnrt ku<hI oxporlwnco
KQOtf  EOforoilCOd,     Applj   .Miner
\VANTKI>   Ai  Intulllgiinl boy toatttd) law.
Apply to KliioL a: Lonnio, mjIiciluiv, uic, >ui-
HUli, ii. <J.
CANADA DRUG
& BOOK CO.
Newly Furnished Rooms
At the Carney Block, linker street,
Bath and electric light. Prices reasonable.
MRS- E. MEPCOFf.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City
Orders by mall to any hranch will have careful and prompt attention.
New Year Gifts.
To iho many who favored
us with their patronage
during' the past season
we ilesire to express our
deepgratitui.le,at thes?me
time asking1 their kind
consideration forunavoid-
abledelay in filling orders
through non-arrival of
part of our Xmas Goods.
We have on hand a
small lot of Turkeys and
Geese of which we wish
to get rid, in consequence
of the present mild
weather. They are now
in prime condition and
till disposed of
We Offer Them
at.... .
Turkeys
Geese
15 cts.
13 cts,
per lb.
per lb.
Start the
New Year
As You
Should.!!
Subscribefor
and Advertise in the
NELSON
DAILY
MINER
Kootenay's   Greatest
Daily.
Better Than Ever.
Reliable Mining News
A full line of goods specially  suitable  for  the  New Year.
Pocket Diaries for 1899
In   Choice   Bindings, Bill Wallets, Purses, Writing Cases,
and  all   kinds   oi' Leather Goods.
Office Diaries for 1899.
Thomson   Stationery   Co.  Ltd,
Nelson, B. C.
D.
McARTHUR   &
dor. Mart & ffiafter Sto.
CO.
Carload   of the latest furniture on the market
just received.
Upholstering   a   Specialty.
Arrived
this Morning
(A little late for X'mas,
hut in time for New
Years) Plum Puddings
and Tom Smith's Crackers	
Wishing you all happy
returns of the coming
New Year
Hudson's Bay Co.
i, agggg Bags 11' irr 11 *.-?. I WW! I W B
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA
Permanent Loan
andSavingsCo/s
LOANS.
Why pay Rent ���when ytm
can own a home of
your oirn?
Loans arc made on the Kecnrily of
improved Ren] Estate, not, more thft��
sixty per cent, of the appraiaed cull
value being advanced.
The rate of interest is 8J per cent
per annum. Interest is stopped en
each 51IH) of the prinoipul returned.
Illustration, showing the cost and
time required to pay off n. Jl.noo loan
nt, the following monthly pnymentt:
���a ,   -,��� asetstm
Undertaking and Embalming in all   its   branches.
We have our own Hearse.
The
Following   Direct  Shipments
Just Received
Golden  Eagles,
Cigars  From   Havanna���Bock &  Co's
Henry Clays.
From   Alexandria,   Egypt���Madges   Nessim
Cigarettes.
Egyptian
From Reims, France���Pommery Champagne, Quarts and
Pints.
FOR BEST QUOTATIONS APPLY TO
TURNER BEETON & CO.
 NELSON	
Painting and
Drawing Lessons
Given hy MR PENWIOK, For terms,
etc, address P, O. or Thomson Stationery Co.
KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY
TIME  CARD   NO. 2
Tukinc inn i i:no o'clock n. in., September
-AND-
HI.    Iff))*
Time.
West Bound
first Olusa
Passenger
1,,','Y.,, Daily
Ol ft. ni.
<55 ft. III.
I.lo II. 111.
10.1)0 a. iu.
I0.ni a. in.
10.20 a. ni.
10:31 a. in.
10/15 a. m.
I0.4S a, m.
Arrive Daily
Mixed
Leaves Daily
11:00a. m.
11:10 "
11:2a "
Antra Dal
ItODT. IRVING,
AMI O. K. &
I'licMc  or   l.'iuii   Meridian
Timo Card Nn 2
Sept. 1st, IK'.SS.
Slntlont)
Kuslo
South Fork
BprOttlo'a
Whilowutcr
Boar Lake
MaGulgati
PftJ ue Tram
Cody Jnnotlon
Sandon
CODY BRANCH
Hi at ions
Hai:don
Cody Junction
Cody
Kasi Bound
Flrdl Class
Pafsonger
Arrive Dally
8.80 p.m.
3.0.1 p.m.
2,10 p.m.
2.00 p.m,
l.M p.m.
1,88 p in.
1:2:1 p.m.
1 22 p in.
1.10 !> 111.
Leave Daily
Mixed
Arrive Daily
11:V) a.m.
11:30  "
ll::��   "
Lea vu Dally
, F. COPBLAND,
ftiluitrinl.i'ndciii.
F.E. MORRISON, D.B.S.
has taken over the practice ��f
Dr.    H.   E.   Hall and   is  prepared to do all kinds of Dental
Work   by latest methods. .  .
Broken mil itioelt
Baker .si.
l\ootei)ay
Cigar   M'i3g.   Co.
ROYAL   SEAL
KOOTENAY  BELLE
LITTLE  GEM
Hninds.    Smoke   them
you will like them
noil
V, n  itoi im
m:i.ho\. b. o.
The News of
the World
Notice of Application For Liquor License.
Take notice that I, Charles OlHODi will apply
lo the Gold Commlwloner nt VV-m tCoilenav,
1}, O.. thirty ilaja after dale, for a lieen-e to
mil liquor hy retail al my hold, located at
Mrdar, on lot 1, blook an, in Ihe W, si Kootenay
district. OHARLKS OLHON.
Dated at NellOD, B.O., thia uui day of Do-
+   BUY IT   #
The Miner is on sale at the following news stores at five cents per
:opyi
GllbOrl Slanley Nelson
Thomson rttatlonory Co
 , .-        Nelson
Canada llruff& Hook Co.     Nelson
Hotel Hume News tftand
11   Camphell
, IWa,
C. V. Ne	
.). |f Dolnney
Hlooan New* f'o.
.1. I. Mcintosh
Hlooan News Co.
VV, Parker
'I'h bhoii Brpii,
Hotel Spokane
M, W. Simpson
M, And. r.un
O, VV. lllll
and  News   Agents
Nelson
Ymir
New Denver
Roseborry
Blookti City
BIlVBllQU
Halidon
Brooklyn
Vancouver
Spokane
Kosaland
slocan OroaalnR
Cascade Cily
vu i trains out of Nel
on  boats  and
�����*.
AmOuntl        ,i,,���
of Loan. I Monnl>
Timo liajuirod. |   Cast.
11000 10
1000 Oil
1000 00
1000 I.
11.1 00
10 00
il 00
90 (0
Vjp'i, M'ths. 1) y��
t    ii      al
Our_ monthly, payment
���HM 4.1
1M7 M
UNM
kat   ����������
.   .  . 'jratara       	
pro?rd to ho tlm Miro��t, and aaaieat ��ay ei
clearing off a moriiraa;e.
These leans may ht repaid la fall ar ia paaat
at anytime without bonoi.
���A-OKHHTTI
BaKBR St.    ���     Nbi.son.
B.C.
NELSON MARKETS.
Tho following ore tko prioeo nf ffroo-
orica, proTitiaMi.otc., ������ qmeted by oar
local dealers. It ia tho lRtentioa ef
Tho Miner to haTO theio pricoi oor-
rooted every week by trmtworthT deal-
erf, 10 that reiidrnti of tho. city and
othon may be informed ����r5i�� tho toil
of living in the city :
Hear.
OnllTie'a Hnngnrlan per SO lb aaok.. 1 ������
Ukaofthe vCooda " 1��
Snow flake per SO lb aaek  IM
Oral a
Wheat per ton  BIKWOIO
Ilran porlon  *>0Oi��M����
Oround feed per ton  MOtMJJOO
Corn (craokre;)   "        Ti (WIN 00
Oala ���'        MIKV��3��0��
Oatmeal per 10 M      too   *
Itolled oati III Jc Kl M> Hasa  M
rood,
Hay (baled! per ton  �� 0����M 0*
Vegelublra.
Potatoes per 100 lb*  1 tS
Heels por lb	
Cabbage per lb	
Dnlonaperlb	
Flak.
Salmon Ismoked) per k      l'W
Oystera lOljmpianl per qt	
Oystera iKastern) per tin	
Cod perk	
Halibut per k      Hi��
Smells per fc      12M
Harm rradaee.
Egp;�� per dm       IS
IS
10
90
���a
ii
Baiter (Creamery),,
Butter lllalryl	
Cheese fCauadlanl.
Cheeat Bwlai)	
���eat*.
Ham (Anierleanl per k	
Hani (Canadian) p r It.	
Bacon IA inn iean / per lb	
Bacon u 'auadiani per lb	
Hacoi (ro'ledl per lb	
Bacon (long clear) per lb	
Shonldora j��er lb	
Lard per lb	
Boot per lb	
Mutton per lb	
Veal per lb.
vm
13*
11*
Bit
loa
[so
WrSw"r.B...��".."''.'.'.'...l.ir"*'.'.".' WW
PomHry
Spring Chickens each   SMJ
Turkeys per lb  30��
Meeae per lb  10i��
Duckaperlb  18��
Frail.
Lcmona i(^nllfornla) por doi  II
Orangoa (California leodllnga)  "
Apples	
I 'ears (small Kreenl   0*
(S
90
���Xt
N
IS
IS
N
10
so
OS
OS
Notice of Application for Liquor   Liccnst
NOTION ll hereby niven that I, the under-
slgnod, Itobert l��l. laauon, intend to apply to
I he Hoard of Uoensilig O'linmlsslonera of the
ciiy of Nilaon, 11. C, at Ihoir next slItlnK on
i he I4ih day of January, A. I). 1889, for a rclutl
liquor license lo sell liquor by retail In the
room on Ward street, IioIhk tlm nooond door
f '���om tho crnor of Baker and Ward alrcola,'.
I lie building situated on lot 1-', block 1, Oily
NclKou, B, Ol
ItiillT.  1)1.  LEMON
Daaea ��tk aay ��f Die. a. D��� UN. I
NSLS-9K DAILY MUtBR, WEBMm��Ml, }AMVMW * **r*
�� ���������
YEARLY REPORTS
Council Holds its First Meeting of the Year.
Aid. Madden, to publish a notice to
the effuot that the Pnli.cn Magistrate
would lit at tho City Hull on Saturday
January 7, to hear complaints of
thosa who claim their names have been
improperly omitted from the voten'
list.
Aid. Whallev'i "Ourfew" bylaw
came up for final reading and passage,
but action was again postponed,
CUSTOMS RETURNS,
December's Revenue Sbovri A Marked
Increase.
Tho revenue contributed by the
Nelson Custom office is tteadily increasing, that earned during the month
WAED STREET CHANGES over UOOOover the November revenue.
A detailed statement is given   below :
.  BXTORTl.
The mine, Cftpper bullion,. $147,458 00
the forest  160 00
Animals aud their produoti 125 00
Manufacture!  887 00
Olty Clerk and Chief of the Fire Department Tell of the Past Year-
City Enjfiueer Advisee.
Tho City Clerk and Chief of tbe
Fire Brigade submitted their annual
reporti at the flrit meeting of the City
Council for the yuar 189!) held yesterday afternoon. There were present at
the meeting Mayor Houston. Aldermen
Gilker, Hillyer, Matldon, Malouo,
Teetzel and Whalley.
City Engineer MoOulloch was alio
ou hand with au important report,
that relating to improvements on Ward
street between Baker and Victoria.
Mr.   MoOulloch reported as follows :
"I would recommend a 24-iuoh tilo
culvert ou the line of Ward Creek from
the north side of Baker street south to
tho south side of Victoria street, a
total length of 45 feet. If Ward street
south of Baker street is to be graded
in as substantial a manner as it is
north of Baker street, a dry stone retaining wall eitoudiug from Baker
street to Victoria street 12 feet from
the lot line will have to be built ou
the east side of the street aud a similar
wall for fit) feet will have to be buiit
ou tho west side uf the street and a
also the necessary wiug walls ou Baker
street. The total area of the walls
would be 'iVio cubic yards. Between
these waih: the street should be tilled
to grade. The coat is estimated as follows:
���'our hundred aud fifteen lineal feet
���f 34-inch tile culvert, $8110; SUSS oubic
yards of dry stone reluming wall,
$4260; (inuo cubio yards earth filling,
$1200; total, #.6380.
"If the owners of the lots on the
east side of the street, would consent to
have their loll filled in, the colt would
be reduced about one half.''
The financial report of the City
Clerk was ai follow!:
RECEIPTS.
General Revenue���Burial permiti
and sale cemetery lota, #f>30.40; Dog
taxes, $190; Electric light rates, $6, ���
060.60; Grants from province, $1100;
Interest on sinking fund, 72.98; Li-
oenies, $11,590; Miscellaneous, $8,-
J69.75; Police court fines $1,100.60;
Road taxes, $1,458. Real ertate
taxes, $8,800.46. ; Biwere rates. $42.60;
Supplies sold $160.75; Water rites, $7.-
426.26 J Total, $89,907.89.
Dobontares���For eleotno light works
$29,400; Tor lowers (ooutraotien),
#9.860; For waterworks, (oonitrue-
tinn), $9850; For cemetery. $4.��-��o;
total, $64,025.
DISBURSEMENTS.
Oa general revenue account���Ulee-
trie light worki (maintenance), $),���
078.42; Faol and light. $191.80; Ire
department, $2855.47; furniture and
fix to res, $595.10; health department,
$841.80; Interest, #1,539.78; legal
���xpeaees, $961.52; Miscellaneous, $8,-
481.29; plant and tools, #4111.08; po
lice dopartmeut, $8,882.26; printing
and stationery, 1,088.95; salaries, #8, -
826.60; Hewers, maintenance, $106.88;
Sidewalks, $4,07C99; sinking fund,
$1,872.98; streets, $9.4*8 75; street
lighting, $1,fills 65; waterworks
(maintenance). $964.08;, total, $38.-
1)45. 7a.
Ob debenture, account���Electrie
light works (construction), $88,480.20;
Feblin bnildin��s and gronads, $4, -
257.8e; Seweri (constrnction), $8,
870.84; waterworks (construction),
$11,348.34; total, $82,401.73.
Chief Thompson submitted the following report: "Number of practices,
87 ; aomber of false alarms, 4; number of chimney fires, 2; number of
firei 6, as follows: February 2, at
Kootenay   steam laundry ; no damage.
April 1, in basement of Canadian
Pacific Railway general offices; damage olair.t $25. April 27, at IC. Cord-
iagly's rssidence; damage to furniture. $75. Juno 28, at Madden hotel;
Are extiuguiihed without assistance of
brigade; no damage. December 9.
At Canadian Pacific Railway passenger depot; damage about $20. December 17, at J. A. Sayward'i office aud
warehouse; damage about, $150.
"Apparatus in good condition:
Throe hole reels 2,300 feet of lion.
S buckets, 38 noisles, ladders, axes,
ropes, chains, etc
"Number of men belonging to brigade on January 1, 1898, 14; number
oo December 31, 18 namely: W. J.
Thompson, ohief; G. W. Steele, captain bose company No. 1; J. J, Chambers, captain hose company No. 2; J.
R. Campbell, lieutenant hose reel No.
1, F. J. Bradley, lieutenant bose reel
No. 3; H. Stutter, J. U Vanston, J.
O. Porter, H Houston, Gomer
Davis, Joe Thompson, Cyril Archibald, A. Perrier, A. L. Davidson, Alf
Jeffs, Thomas Lillie, J. W. Cowan,
William Pfeiffer, and William  Lillie.
Oharlos ^Burritt, a member of tho
brigade, lost his life dnriug the year
by drowning.
" Six members of the brigade sleep
in the fire hall, the cots, blankets, etc.
being furnished by the oity."
Acoouuts as follows were approved
by the flnauce Committee and ordered
uaid: W. P. McEachreu, estimate
on block 28, sewer contract, $140.60;
David Woods, work ou streets, $8.75;
H. J. Evans & Co.,'cement tor sewers,
$0.50; W. A. Oostelio, drayage, $2; H,
Bruoo, drayage, $1.50; Neil Matson,
cutting ice at electric light oam,
$13.60; Turner, Beotnu &0a, two
touts, $16.50; Nelson & Fort bbeppnid
Railwuy Company, freight ou carload
lumber, $15.
The Oity Clerk was iustruoted, up-
���a aaotiea of Ala. Tootaol, seeeaaoa or
Total exports  $148,600 00
IMPORTS.
Dutiable goods  $46,739 00
Free goods      8,068 00
Total   imports  $54,807 00
Duty collected  $13,493 30
HALL-MACDONALD
TWO CANDIDATES FOR ALDEEMANIO
HONORS.
Big Mooting Held at Neelauds' Head-
quartori   Last  Night���Work
Well Under Way.
The meeting of supporters of H.
G. Neelanda, held at the headquarors
ou Baker street, last night, was a
most encouraging one. Despite the
brief notice giveu fully 75 voters were
in atteudauce, among them E, E.
Traves, A. Ferland, D. McArthur,
Rex. MacDouald, Fletcher Andrews,
R. S. Lennie, W. A. Macdonald, R.
W. Day, P. J. Russell, H. J. Wallace,
Robert Kerr, O. E. Miller, Frank
Fletcher. F. W. Peters, A. R. Sherwood, A. G. Gamble, H. M. Vincent,
H. R. Cameron, J. E. Auuable, Dr.
Symuuds, John Elliott. A good start
was mads in the fight for the mayoralty aud this morniug eoiuirittoei will
be at work iu every sectiou at the
city. Mr. Neelauds' supportetra are
confident of his election but realise
that this result cannot be attained
without a lot of hard work and this
they are willing to do for tho good
cause.
The aldermanic sitnation was also
taken under discussion and Dr. G. A.
B. Hall and Mr. Rex Macdonald both
announced themselves as candidates.
It was after much solicitation on the
part of their friends that they had concluded to become candidates bnt now
that they were la the field they were
determined to do all that, couid be
done ��o secure their election. Both of
these gentlei ion wished It understood
that they were not' ticket' candidates.
They were not running In the interests of either of tbe candidates for the
mayoralty, bat aa independent candidates, and they would not pledge
themselves to support the mayor, whoever bo might be, except when thoy
believed tbe best interests of tho oity
demanded such support. If elected
their aim would bo to properly and to
the best of their judgment aad ability
transact the city's basinet*.
Tho meeting w-ii called to order
shortly after 8 o'clock aud upon motion Mr. W. A. Macdonald, Q. O., was
made chairman with G. A. Hunter,
secretary. The committees appelated
Monday night to interview several
gentlemen who had been suggested
ai desirable, candidate! for aldermen
reported the remit of their labors and
it was then Messrs. Hall aad Mac
donald wer* announced as osnidates,
Tbe committeei had not seen all of thnae
eho-an aud they were given until thta
evening to complete their work, when
they will again report at a meeting to
be held at headquarters tonight.
Upon met ion ward committees were
appointed, one in the Weit and twoiu
the East Ward, whole duty it will be
to find thoie voten who have been
left off the list improperly and imprest upon them the necessity of making early application to be placed upnu
the Int. Messrs. R. S. Lennie,
Fletcher Andrews and H R. Cameron
were appointed a committee to receive
the names of those reported as not bft.
lug on the lilt and to see that all of
those appeared before the magistrate
or judge.
Upon motion a central campaign
committee was then aipoiuted, consisting of Messrs. Wallace, Anuable,
Galliher, Elliott, Ferland and Lamont.
This committee was given power to
add to its numbers at its own discretion.
Tonight another meeting will be
held at headquatrters to which all
Neelaads' supporters are invited.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
There were no prisoners this   morning iu tho city polioo court.
The Public Schools of Nelson recommence work this morning at 9:30.
The new
use between
rive*.
broad   guage  engine  for
Robsou and Trail has ar-
A second meeting of H. G. Neelauds'
supporters will be held at the Baker
street headquaters tonight.
The Crystal Skating Rink is in ex,
eellent condition and is open daily
from 2 to 5 aud 7 :30 to 10 p. in.       *
Sheriff   Robinson,
several days  iu   the
returned   to  Nelson
noou.
who   has   spent
Slocan   country
yesterday  after-
Mr. Donogh reports that the ice ou
his liuk is in excellent condition, A
masquerade will be beld ou Tuesday
the Kith Instant
Au Itulian named Verauro will be
trie* tail aioraiag before Jufige Voria
oa the charge of stabbing a man named
keugh at Brooklyn.
When tho Countv Court was opened
this morniug. there were no cttses
ready, consequently the sitting was
closed. The uoxt sittiug will be on
January 20.
Hereafter the C. P. R. Telegraph Co.
will transmit money from Nelsou aud
other principal Kooteuay poiuts to
all of the most important offices in
Canada aud the Uuited States.
During the past year there were
registered at Nelsou Registry office 78
births ; 185 marriages aud 155 deaths.
The Nelson office includes the Trail
Oraek,   Slocau aud Neisun division.
The Methodist Church will give its
Sunday School entertainment tomorrow evening at 8 p. m. The children
will siug the cantata "Santa Olaus
1'Jxpected." An admission too ot 2u
cents will be charged.
Owing to repairs iu progress at the
Nelson Public School tbe rooms of
Miss Del mage, Miss Wiokham, aud
Mrs. Fearoy will not be open for the
rest of the week. Ax. Soady and Miss
O'Keilly will, however, hold their
classes aa usual.
The Revelstoke Herald SpeakB truthfully wheu it says: If a couple of
hundred good smart girls from the overcrowded eastern cities would migrate
to the Kootenuys they would find no
difficulty in securing employment at u
respectable remuneration in the homes
of our citizens or iu hotels. The present outlook iu Revelstoke seems to iu-
dicato that we could do with about a
dozen uew ones a month as they marry
nil' at about thut rate.
aaa ar
To  Every Oriel
ANNABLEs
WE WISH
PROSPERITY,
HAPPINESS
AND PLENTY
THROUGH   THE COMING YEAR.
��SEE
g;0��*l>0�� ������ ��������<��������������+������������-
FOR   RENT
Cottage iu good locality  $14.
Shank        -       -       -       -    |*.
FOR SALE
LILLIE BROS,
1898
Aberdeen Block
1899
HE GOT A LICENSE.
Abe N. Johnson has fit.ally secured
a license from the Oity of Nelsou. But
it is not a liquor license. It is an
ordinary everyday trader's license and
under it Mr. Johnson is operating
the cigar store in front of tlie saloon
proper. Joe E. Oorwin, who came
from afar to associate himself with
Mr. Johnion, and who has been complaining of the ill luck which has attended his employers' venture up to
date, will endeavor to keep himself
warm these winter days by retailing
smoker's supplies. Mr. Johnson will
appeal from the decision of Magistrate
Oroase in the case tried last Saturday
uud hopes to force the city into granting him a license.
AT THE   HOTELS.
Thanking our many customers for
their liberal patronage during" the
year 1898, and asking for a continuance of the same during the year
1899, we wish you one and all a
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
M. DESBRISAY & CO.
1898
1899
The Phair-T. R. Lockhart and G.
A. MeBoth, Slocan; A. L. Anderson
aud T. Wilson, Hobson; V. J. Ewing,
Brooklyn ; D. Y. Dewar, Trail; H. S.
Nichols, Ymir.
Tbe Httraa-E. Fournier, Spokane;
R. M*0��tre. Molly Oihson ; M. O. T.
Haultain, Yellowstone Mine; W. H.
Langndge and A. Devitt,    Revelstoke.
The (Jueens���Rev. Father Rivers,
Rossland ; C. J. Campbell, Sirdar; J.
F. Gains, Caicado City.
He terelnfleal llr����rl,
(Observations taken by A. H. Holdlch.
D1TB
Dae SB
Deo ID
Dec 30
Deo 31
Jaa 1
Inn 3
Jan   I
Wed'dey
Thursday
Friday
Satarday
Binday
Minder
Tuesday
niOH-
KBT
16.0
37.0
SM
111
SM
no
LOWEST
10.0
18.0
li-n
16.0
IM
17.0
M
���NOW     BAR-
FAI.L   0MKTF.H
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.06
��.M
1.58
0.00
37.80
S7.I5
18.00
JS.00
57.00
17.90
sr.*>
Forecast��� Fair and frosty.
Bomepeople think that a Hardware
store is a poor place to look forsultuble
HOLIDAY GIFTS.
Disabuse your mind of that idea. We
have a line of goods amongst which
will be found the most useful and ��|i-��
proprtute articles for presentation purposes. Their value is not fleeting
Every dny the receiver of one of these
will have reason to praise your judgment in selecting a lasting gift.
I
lin.iortern of
Paints, Oils, Shelf Hardware,
Plumbers' Supplies,
Miners' Supplies
J * NELSON CAFE * J
I    OYSTER HOUSE.    1
THE VERY BEST
Short Order Meals
At Any Time���Day
or Night.
The
The
Ihe
best Cook.
Best Attention.
Best Meals,
:����������������������� ���-���������������������������������������������^
^ Y. HOSH
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
. . FRESH . .
AND SALT MEATS
Oaaapo ��mpr,lii>d on Aertest notice and Lowes  Prices
Mail Ordere receive Careful attention.
Nothing but freeb and wholesome meats and supplies
kept in itock.
Market* at Nelson and Ymir.
E. C. TRAVES
Manager.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
laewrparateel <5*��.
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Resero, $1,175,000.
Heasd Cftl*.: Halifax, Neva ��**tla.
BRANCHES:
Antlgeatsfc, K It
I'athoral, N. Ik.
Hridijewa'er, K, ft.
i harlottetewa, F. ft. &
1 lorchealer, N. B,
r-Vdrrlctoa, N. ft.
Uuisboro, N. S.
(Iraiiil Parka, ft, C.
Halifax. N 8.
IviugaUm, .V B.
'.nadimderrj, N, ft,
Basrvms, H. B.
Bfcabenaeadle. N, I.
8ammerald��, T. ft. I.
ejennr N. *.
HI.. Join. Nil
Trere, N. 8,
Vancouver, B. C.
Vanonnver, Kaet 1>.��
��� tctorta, D. O,
Wejmautl, N. 8.
VTwal-toca, N. B.
Ymir, B. O.
Uattlaad, N. B.
Ifanctan. N. rt.
Meal real. ��>. Q.
V.a'.n-al. Weat Ka��
lauatrral, Wmtaaastat
Naaaima, B. O.
NelH.a, B. l\
Mewcaatle, N. B.
lleieii. N. S.
Part HawtHhurr, N. 8.
Ilu ��� iaaa, R. U.
I.uuaatarg, H. ft.
tieneral Banking Buttfttss Tfea.aaetea; Stertlag Bills of Exchaaga  BftBght
ana ������M, LftftUrs mt  Credit, tiU.. hegetlat��d.
\ccouiite reeeived on tbe rn-,��t favorable terms.   Intrrrat allowed on special
deposits 'nil on Saving Bank account!.
BRAHcaaa nr bbitish Columbia.
?!anala��, Kttoi, RuaUii, Vancouver, Vancouver East End,
Victoria, Grant Parks, Tmir.
A Having* Rank davartviemt haa beta latabllah^A la cenaeetton with the Hainan braaah ef
Hits bank. I��i-po:.i',a ef aaa dollar and npwarda received, aad enrreat rati ef laleraat niluwrt.
' I prtsHent I per cent, aer aaneia.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
1 ^ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD...
8=
SZ Real estate an! Inriraace Afeat.
| FOR SALE 1
E Two Lots on Mill Street.    $300 Cash. 3
I The Birkbeck Investment, Security 3
I and Savings Co. 1
��z.   advance money on Improved Real Estate.    Repayable in % and   '^Z
���g 8 years by monthly instalments. ^
I ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD. AG'T, 1
ftrliUiUiUiiiUla^
Crow's NestPass Coal Co.
REDUCTION IN PRICE.
$6.25 Delivered to any
part of the city.
Charles St.  Barbe,   Agent.
Office with Charles A. Waterman & Co., where
���rtUsrs will b�� ftftat��iv��4.
1 Hous.
1 House
1 House
1 House
1  Hous.
10 Roonii
8 Uuoiun
7 Hooini
6 Km una
�� Hnuius
inns T. ssit.
ST v^l^^^A^vvwvvv%v<vvsrvlvvv-"
SEE ANNABLE
: <>rri< t virr��~5�� st., ���� rttiacc :
iiUiUiuiuiuiMiUiUiuiui
REISTERER & CO.,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Orop  in   and see   us.
NELSON.
B. C.
SIRDAR,
Now finally known as
CRESTON,
Fisher Station, O.N.P. R'y.
West Kootena* Valley, B. O, on  lias
uf O N. P. Ky., and
Nelson & Bedlington Ry., now under
construction,
Information regarding Oreston may
be had of OHO. M'FARLAND, Ateut,
Nelson, or from
Creston Townsite Co.,
ORESTON,  B. O.
ARCHBOLD & PEARSON
IA1HU.  Ml'lMi; . M Mia. luia. OorawsIL)
MININ3 ENQINEERS AND AtSAYEKS
Opposite Phalr Hotel.
NELSON. B.O.
P. m. B8X9IS.
Kxtendod exeerlenci In Chili and Barman
Sonth Africa. Aaaars and anilfals ef eraa.
Keporta and Taluatlena en mineral areasrtla.
t'nilorgroiind sarvexlng aai salsa flaaa kapt
op lij contract.
ARE   YOUR
CLOCK
AND
WATCHES
ON TIME?
���StivJNaS
If not, kindly notify us, and
we will call for and have them
promptly attended to. Satisfaction guaranteed or money
refunded.
Patenaude Bros.
n���i .r��, .tl r.
mtiii ST.
BB
TIIK TAHCOUTKH MINERAL CL.UU.
dlTUATS ia TIM AlNlffOHTH MtHINS Dtvlallia
or  Wkit   KooTBNiT DiiTHioT-VTBaaa
Ldtniu:   n����   USD   a   qiiiiTEa  unjia
raiM n��i�� i.iii jinu halt a siu raeai
TBB Kall.oTaill_
TAKK notice that I, Wilfrid Francis Breus-
ham, F. M. O, No. tl5��. auant for CLarlm
Cinifaler alllbourna, F. M C. Ne. ISOsa, Iu.
imil, ��lil7 da/a from the dale hereof, to apply
to the Mining llecorilor for a Certificate ef Iiu-
proramenla, for tbe purpoee ef .btaiftUaa a
Crown (Irani of the a.bova claim.
And further take notice that action, nnder
acctlon 17, muat be commenced before ha la.
auiincc of hiicI) Oertlfloate of Improvrinetau.
Dated Ibla lUth daj of December. IX'A
VV. V. BltOUUHAM.
CHUECH DIKKCTOKT.
CliuncH of Knoland���Matin lla.nj.; Kvea
rtoiiK. 7.:<(J p.m. every Sll day. Holy Coramun
ion on 1st anil aril Hunt ..ya In the menth aflci
Miiiiiin; on 2nd and Uh Bundnya, al I a.iu
Bundav School at3.80 p.m, Hev. H. S. Ako-
hurat, ltcctur.   Cor VVuril ami Billca atreeta.
I'kksbytkkian Ciit'Hcii���Hervleeaut 11 a.m.
and   7,:iU   p.m.     .Suniiiiy  School at 3.S0 p.m.
I'rnyer meeting Thursday evening1 at I y.m.;
i 'ln-i nun Kmlenvor Society meets every Mon-
diiy eTeniiiR at I o'clock. Uor. K. Triw,
PiiKtor.
METHOD1BT CHDKCH-Corncr Silica and
Josephine Streets, Servlceaat ll a.m. and 7,3(1
u. in. ; Bapbath School, a.HOp.ni.; Prayer meeting on Krldujr evenlnif at I o'cloekj Kparortb
I.,���i.Kiic ('. li.. Tueaday at I a.m. R��v. Jebn
Robson, Pastor.
Catiidi.ii' t)uuiicii -Mnas at Nelaon, first
mill llilnl Suniiiiy at 8 and 10.0(1 a.m.; Benediction ��l 7.110 to 8 p.m. Hev. Father parlaud
Prlnit,
Hai'TIht Cni'iicii - Senloea mornlag and
evunliiKiit 11 n.m.Kiid 7.30 p.m.; Prayer inatt-
Iiik .V'edneadny evening at 8 p.m. the B. Y.
P. U. Momliiy evsnlngat 8 o'clock. Stronger!
corillnlly welcomed,   ltov. 0. \V, Hoae, Ivim
Salvation Aii��t���Servle i every evening
m 8 o'clook In Ii.utii i-k-ua Viumria eireeL
.Ai1Iii';imi Millucr la uliiirn..
I
Subscribe for The Miner
\ NBL&Mf BAJULY MUUfe WBDNBSBAY, JAM VARY 4, 18^,
'��V��VSV%yV^,%'%^.'Vftyfty%'*''^
MINES OF J
I        KOOTENAY {
Mining Stock Quotations.
ompiled by H. Q. McCulloch, mining brok-
Nelson. B. C. P. O. box 105.1
Par
Name of Company Vuluo.
Nelson, Slocan and Ainsworth
American Boy l oo
Albahasca 1 00
Arlington Con l ikj
Dundee 1IJ0
Dardanelles l tw
Dullie UK)
Klsle 100
KxcheQiier 1 IK'
Fern ti. M. Co    25
Gibson 1 50
Hall Mines  f.\
Idler 11KJ
London Hill    26
Nelson-Poornmn    25
Kaslo Montezuma 1 00
Noble Five 100
Rambler Con 100
Keco 100
Slocan Star    50
'two Friends   30
Wonderful  ! 00
Washington 1 00
Trail Creek
Butte 100
Caledonia Con,  l OO
Commander 1 00
Deer Park.  100
Enterprise 100
Kuiekii Consolidated 100
Evening Star 1 oo
Georgia 100
Good Hope 1 00
Grand Prize  UK)
Giant 100
High Ore 100
Iron Mask 100
Iron Colt 100
Jumbo 100
Lily May 5 00
Mayflower 100
Moniia 100
Monte Cristo 1 00
Mugwump 1 IK)
Novelty 100
Phoenix 100
Poorman 100
Red  Mountain View 100
Rossland  Homestako 1 Oil
Rossland Red Mountain 1 00
Stlverlne 100
Silver Bell 100
St. tUmo 100
Virginia... I 00
Victory-Triumph 1 00
War Eagle Con 1 (K)
West Le KoiJosie 1 00
White Bear 100
Miscellaneous.
Alpha Bell 100
Cariboo iCamp McKl 1 00
Waterloo (Camp MoK) 100
Cariboo Hydraulic Con 5 00
Channe      25
Golden Cache 1 00
Occ. M. & M. Co 1IX)
Old Ironsides  100  ,
Smuggler 1 OO
Tin Horn    25
Van Anda 1 00
Winchester      25
Firo Mountain 1 00
Price
Asked
0
43
0
28
11
in
71
55
111
6s
10
25
45
25
17
25
1 20
1 25
10
5
10
13
101
10
11
51
3
2
4
5
21
1 110
10)
15
li)J
ti
10
14
3
5
5
13
1
5
21
1
5
6
3*
111
2 95
27
1 25
to advise  or assist   any   company   in
the sense in which tlie expressions are
generally understood.''
*   #   *
The blast furnace of the Hall mines
smelter was blown iu yesterday morning. There is a good stock of ore on
band and a prolonged run is anticipated.
*   *   *
Tho Perkins Bros, havo bought out
tbe interest of their partner, Mr. J.
Duhamel, in the Copper Clown claim
about eight miles down the river,
and have announced their intention of
putting four men to woik on the property immediately. They intend to
push development all the winter.
New York, Jan. li.���Bar silver, 611;
Mexican dollars, 4G^B. Copper
stronger, brokers, $12% : exchange, #18
% to $li)}^. Lead, iirm; brokers'
$<J. 70 ; exchange, #8,90 to #8.95. Tin,
Strong; Straits, $lU.tio to $30. Plates
quiet.
* #   *
Tbprfl were recorded in the record
office in this city during the year
lb9S, 1605 mineral claims.
* *   *
The customs valuation of the minerals exported through the port of Kaslo during 1&98 amounted to $2,660,069.
The tonnage is given us 3a,0ilb tons.
* #   *
Ore shipments from tho lninoB of
the Kosslauu! camps for the year end
ing December 81, 1898, were as follows: Le Poi, 60,000; War Eagle,
42.779; lion Mask, 11,600; Centre fcstur,
2,907 ; Poorman, 4511; Monte Chnsto,
41(1; Velvet, 860,; Cliff, 140; Giant,
114 ; Sunset No. 2, 112; Deer Park, 0 j,
making a total of 110,097.
* *   *
A writer in tho Loudon Empire
says: The prospectus of the "British-
Canadian Oohltields of the Klondike,
Limited," for impudence, leaves little
to be desired. It should be a rule
that no mining company should ask
the public for money unless it. has
reasonable proof, after reasonable development, of the existence ol gold in
paying quantities on its property. The
extraordinary company, which calmly
asks the public to subscribe ��!luU,0Uli,
has not done cue single pick stroko of
development, for the simple reason
that it has no properties to develop I
All it has iu the way of assets are:
1, The services of an "eminent
mining expert, together with his exploring party," now in Dawson   City.
2. The benefit of Mr. Ugilvie's
promised advice and assistance In the
initial work of the company iu the
Yukon district.
li. Home valuable expressions of
opinion by Mr. Ugilvie on the wealth
of the district.
4. A private map drawn up by Mr.
Ogilvie with some properties not "nl
pieseut" taken up, and marked in red
ink.
And for these precious rights the
company expects ��100,000 from the
public, to work on anything which
may h;>ppily turnup, while the founders wll bo modestly satistied with 26,-
000 deterred shares, fully paid. And
tho fivo gentlemen on the board,
Messm. J. W. Thackeray, Thomas
Honey, Reginald N. Wood, John
Allen aud L. Kentish ���Rankin, in a
spirit of mnocenco described these
ridiculous assets under the embracing
and imposing title of "British Canadian   Uoldtields of the   Klondike."
1 have every respect for Mr. Ugilvie
hut I think it a misfortune for genuine concerns nnd for the future of the
Canadian mining industry that his
opinions should be exploited in this
way. Upon this question Mr. J. G.
Conner for the High Commissioner of
Canada writes:
"Sir���I beg to inform yon thut I
havo received a telegram from the
Minister of the Interior of Canada relating to certain general statements in
the prospectus of the above company as
to Ihe co-operation of Mr. Ogilvie.
Tho Minister stutes that it is contrary to the policy of the Government
to permit any of its offloers to ho connected with companies and that Mr.
���Ogilvie's position as Administrator of
the Yukon Territory renders it totally
impossible for him to he in any way
connected with nny mining   oompany.
"I am authorized to add that tlie
Government bus no Information th t
Mr. Ogilvie has signed any prospectus
but that if ho has done so it must be
merely as giving a statement of fads:
and that ho cannot have given any exclusive   information to or have ogreed
STICKINE MAIL SKK\ ICE.
Americans Have Been Cared Por  But
Not Canadians,
Victoria, Jan. li.���Advices from
Glenora, received today, tinted that city
on the 7th of last mouth, indicate
that the promise of mail service to
Stickine River points hits not yet been
made good, Louis Watson, a well-
known  resident, writes as follows:
"The crying want of mail service on
behalf of the Canadian Government
to this place has at last culminated in
the citizens taking up a public 'subscription in order to obtain news,
The people are getting wrought up
over the fact that, the governmeunt of
the United States has managed to
send mail through while British subjects are entirely cut off from communication with the outer world.
"E. Borrow of the Canadian Northwest. Mounted Police is leaving here
t imoir iw in charge of all out-going
mail for Wrangel. Glenora has nut
heard from the ou'side world since the
27th September last, and her citizens
are anxious for news from their dear
friends and relatives. Borrow, will
be accompanied by the Rev. Johu
Pringle, of Nova Scotia, who has been
the clergyman at Glenora and Tele
graph Creek ail the year. Also Cap
tain McPhattnr, and another with a
good dog train.
"The collector of customs, and also
acting postmaster, has taken a census
of the people of Ihe district surrounding Glenora, including Telegraph
Creek, Teslin Lnke and Dokbe, and I
(ind that tho lowest estimate will represent 1.200 persons dependent on mail
V a Wrnnge), and it seems almost incredible that they are so neglected and
that it has become necessary that, a
private subsotription should have to be
resorted to to enable them to obtain
the necessary and important matter.
"The wefither hern has been cold
for some weeks The thermometer
at times registering !I2 degrees below
zero to 20 degrees above. The ice is
very thick about here and a Mr. Nor
ton arrived here .Yesterday with two
line dog learns from Telegraph Greek
and says that ice is in very good condition in that vicinily. All accounts
coming from Atlin Lake are most satisfactory and every one in Glenora and
Telegraph Creek is arranging to leave.
There is a large party of Glenorans
leaving for Atlin Lake and soon Glen-
ora will be a dcse.ted city. The census just taken represents the population of Glenora. to date only 10(1 persons. Telegraph Creek is still less and
every one is animated to reach Atlin as
soon as possible, tlie trail just now being perfect for sleighing with dogs and
the tracks frozen hard. An Indian
named Jaokspn, whom I saw near Teslin recently, told me they call Atlin
Lake Klondike's big brother, and it is
"Skooktim". I believe it will turn
nut exceptionally rich for all the
creeks show good colors of gold and all
the accounts are confirming."
A PLEASANT  EVENING.
Mrs. Clarke Entertains   a Large Namber of Friends.
The ever hospitable Queen's hotel
was alive last night with the numerous guests who were enjoying Mrs.
Clark's hospitality tit the dntico she
was giving in honor of the season.
The door and music were alike ex
Calient as the some thirty couples
dancing readily attested. About midnight a tasty supper was served after
which the dancing went on with re-
newed zest. The fun was kept up till
about 2 a. in. when the nieriy makers departed, very much indebted to
their hostess for a most enjoyable evening.
THE ROSSLAND CARNIVAL.
Mr. H. W. C. Jackson, formerly odi-
tor of the Rosslaud Miner, arrived in
Nelson last night, He has come to
make arrangements with the Nelson
Hockey and Curling Clubs to take part
in the championship games nt the
forthcoming carnival at Rossland. Ho
has seemed a s.ngle rale for Ihe round
trip for till visitors to the Carnival,
good from the 24th to the 80th instant.
ALEX. STEWART
KE.ll   ESTATE   AMD   INHMMKCE  AfiKNT
MOM V TO I.OIN ATlil-EIC CENT,
IM) IT'VV.tit
PRIVATE AND (lOttPANY FUNDS,
Valuable Hater Hi reel and   other  excellent property for sale,
Olllii- Tururr-lliii rMli Mock, Nelson. II. <
SPECIAL
HOLIDAY   SALE
OF MILLINERY.
Fancy Dross Goods at Reduced Prices.
Mrs.  McLaughlin's,
.io-ei'iiim; st, m:i.��ii\
NOTICE   OF    APPLICATION
LIQUOR LICENSE.
FOR
TAKE NOTICE thai I, V. C. Hack-
HIT. will apply to Ihe Gold Commissioner of West Kootcnny, li. C., thirty
days after date, for a license lo sell
lirpaor by retail ai mv hotol, located at
Sirdar,  Hi miles   roil    Knskonook,   ill
the West Koolcna    district
V.  i , KACKLIEF.
Dated al Nelson, B. C, this 1Kb day
of Dec, lb98.
BringYour
Job Work
-TO THE-
Nelson
Daily
Miner
Office
We have the most completely
equipped Job  Office   in
the Kootenays,  and
are    therefore
prepared
to turn out the
Best Work, and we
do   it   at    rock   bottom
prices.    You need some  new
Office     Stationery     for
the  year   of    1899.
Bring- it to Us.
We will do
it for you
Quickly, Neatly
and Cheaply
Nelson Daily Miner
Victoria Street,  Nelson.
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'y.
Nelson dc. Fort
Sheppard R'y>
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without ohang
of cars between Nelson and Boatload and
Spokane and Rosslaud.
(DAILY)
Leave 6-20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p.m
"   12:05 "   ROSSL'D    "  11:20
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "   3-10 p.m
Train thut leaves Nelson at 6:20 a.m
makes close connections ut Spokane foi
all Pacific Coust Points.
Passengers for Kettle Hiver end Bonnd-
���iry Creek, conneot at Maroui withKtnge
Daily,
C. G. DIXON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane   Wash
G. K. TACKAIUJHY,
Ageiit.Ni'lson, B, O.
Great West   Life
Assurance Co.
Money to Loan on straight
mortgages at 8 per cent, on
improved properties.
H.   R.   Cameron,
Agent.
WaTdwmar   WallacU &  Co.
MINING BROKERS.
P. O. Ilox 724, Bosslaiul, B. C.
Correspondence  Solicited. j
�����������������������������������������������������������������������������
[CD. J. Christie j
���      INSURANCE    ,  I
AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. I
FOR RENT ���
A- 3 Roomed and a 4 Roomed  f
House. t
The   Dominion   Permanent ���
Loan Co. 4
Advance  money   at  terms  to J
suit borrower. ���
C. D. J. Christie,   Agent 1
,���������������������������������������������������������������������;���$
TRAINS AND STEAMERS ARRIVING   ANU   DEPARTING
FROM NELSON.
G:20 a.m.���Train leaves N. & P. S.
station for Rossland, Spokane and way points daily.
7:15 a.m.���S. S. International arrives
from Kaslo nnd way points
daily except Sunday.
7:30 a.m.���S. S. Alberta leaves for
Knskonook and way points
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday.
8:00 a.m.���S.S. Moyie loaves for Kootenay L'd'g and way points
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday.
9:00 a.m.���Train leaves C. P. R station for Slocan City, daily
except Sunday.
11:00 a.m.���S, S. Koltauee arrives from
Kaslo and way points daily
except Sunday.
2:20 p.m.���Train arrives C. P. R. station, from Slocan City and
way points, daily, except
Sunday.
4:00 p.m.���S. S. Kokanee leaves for
Kaslo and way points,
daily, except Sunday.
4:30 p.m.���S. S. International leaves
for Kasio and way points,
daily except Sunday.
5:35 p.m.���Train arrives N. & F. S.
station, from Spokane,
Rossland and way points,
daily,
0:50 p.m.���S. S Moyie arrives from
Kooti'itay L'd'g and way
points, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
6:80 p.m,���S.S. Alberta arrives from
Kuskoiiookainl way points
Tuesday,   Thursday   and
Saturday,
(5:40 p.m.���Train leaves 0. P. R. sta-
tii n forRobson,Rossland.
and all Main Line points,
daily.
10:30 p.m.���Train arrives O. P. R. station, from all Main Line
points, Rossland and Rob-
son, daily
Steam tugs Kaslo, Angerona, Red
Star, Hercules, Surprise and others
ply on Kootenay lake to and from Ni-1
son, but have no regular times of arrival and departure.
Transportation Companies are rcQuested t"
give notice to the Minor of tiny alterations in
the time of irrival and departure from Nelson
ATLANTIC
Steamship Lines
Allan Line���I'nrixhn..
Allan Line-.Parisian
Allan Line���Parisian ���
Allan Line���Laiirciitinn.
Kroni St John
 Jan.  7
 Iiid. 11
From Halifax
 Jan.  II
From Portland
 Jan. 21
From Ne��v York
 Jan. II
 Jan   IS
 Ian.  7
 Ian.II
 Ian.II
 Jan. 88
 Ian. II
 Jan. I!)
White Star Line	
While Mar Line > ���
Cunanl Mne-Auranla	
Onnard Line - jjuibria	
Anchor Lille���Furnossla,
Anchor Line��� Kthiuiiia	
American Line  m. Paul .
Allan Line -Stale Nebraska
Cabin, ?15.H0, 3.rJ). SOU, 870 *N0nnil upward*.
Intermediate, KJx.nuati'l upwards
steerage. %ti.'M and upwaras,
Passengers tlokotod through to all points In
Great Britain or Ireland, mni at npeelallv low
rates to all parts of the ECnropean oontl aenL
Prepaid passaffos arranffod from all polnti
Apply tot: P, it. Olty XiolretAgent, Nelson,
or lo
WILLIAM STIT'!,
.154)   General Agent, C.IMt. (Jtllees, Winnipeg
C.W.WEST&CO.
General Teamsters.
for B, c, Oil Ce.
(Standard Oil Co.)
Anthricite Coal.
First Class Fir
STOVE WOOD
Cut any length
to order. One car of Fresh
Spokane Lime just arrived.
i Unfinished Worsted Coats
3 to wear with odd trousers is the
li correct thing this season.
S      And what is correct,  can   be
a  found here at any time.    We
ft have a large stock of clothing,
n  bill we don't keep it long.   The
jf arrivals of   this  week   will he
gone hy next.     The style and
cut of the garments catches the
eye and the quality of the goods
the judgment, and makes customers of all who come to sec.
--J. A. GILKER- =
P   O. STORE.
!0HI{PATIi!Cl( & WILSON
Groceries ai)d Crockery
T^Hsitll/C   To our many Customers  for  their   Liberal
I IIuIStO   Patronage for the Past Year; Wishing you
all a Bright and Prosperous New Year.
KIRKPATRICK    &    WILSON,
Groceries and   Crockery.
Xmas Is Over
And The New Year Has Come-
�����'*>">O">0"C<..C<..0<- *���
There may be something you have
forgotten.    Perhaps  we   have   it.
Come and see.
W. F. TEETZEL & CO, Nelson, B. C,
DRUGS AND ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES.
LONDON & BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLDFIELDS.
LIMITED.
HEAD OFFICE, LONDON, ENGLAND.
All   Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
NELSON, B.C.
893
LETHBRiDGE  COAL
$0.75   PEH   TON,   DELIVER   D
Orders   received  at   Frank    Fletcher's    Office,   Corner  of
Kootenay  and   Baker  Streets.
W. P. TIEKNEY,       -       General Agent
IMPERIAL BANK OF CANADA
CAPITAL PAID UP   -   $2.000,tHMI. HEHT.   -   $1,200,000.
DIRECTORS:
II.  S.  HOWLAND, President. T. R. MERR1TT, Vice-President
St. Catharines,
WILLIAM RAMSAY,    ROBERT JAPPRAY,    HUGH RYAN,
T. SUTHERLAND STAYNER,      ELIAS ROGERS.
HEAD   OFFICE,
TORONTO.
D. R. WILKIE, General Manager,    E. HAY, Inspector.
Branches  in  oiiinrioi
Essex i nuuaiia falls        iToronto, 81 Wol'gtor,  St. k.  St, Catharw���
ITjikgus Pout CouinuNB , ,,    ���        ... ���   ���������
do        Cur. Yonuo & ynouii
St. Tiidmas
Wkluand
woodstook
I'AI.T I  HAT I'llHlAIlK
iNDKiisoi.i. I s.u'i.t.stk. .Mauik      I       iio       Cot, Yonge & Blow	
Branch*! in Quebec, Manitoba, NortUwwil Territories nmi itrliinh Columbia
Winnipeg, Man, l   Poutaob i.a Prairie, Mad.      I Brandon, Man
camiauy, Ainiii. Prince Albert, Sakh. I Kdmonton,     Aibia.
MONTREAL, QUE, I     VANCOUVER, U, D. I SOUTH EDMONTON,
Niclhon, B, c. Rbvelbtom, 11. 0.
NELSON  BRANCH:
Savings Bank Uopartmont -li���u-iu ��f 91 and upwards rocelvod nnd Interest allowofl.
Ageiit* Iu Grpat Britain Lloyd j Bnnlt, Ltd., 72 Lombard street, London, with whom imodot
may bo deposited fur transfer by latter or oable to any of tho above branches.
Letters of Credit Issued on Alaska Co lorolal Co. payable at Bt Mlonael's, Alaska  and
UawsonCity,
$20
UraftsSold, available at nil points in Canada, United Btatosand Europe.
;.,"J.my,!,)nl���, !?UK? i,:|)'uljll) llt������ 1,ll"k '" Canada.   hutim-Uiidcr ��io, 8c; ��lo to MOJUei
IU $<HI| I-1', $oU 10 v'" t IsC.
  J. M. LAY, Manager.
Office Oor. Baker & Hall Sts.
'    Telephone   88.
The Great
Short Line
From the rnanufftoturer
to tint retailer direct,
means close prices and
personal responsibility'.
'���uyinK from the manufacturer or maker of goods
means everything to the
pnir.liiLsi'r, for it iH In it-
si'lf an insurance against,
Inferior Goods and Exorbitant Prices, while the
customer reaps the immediate benefit
My stock of Jewelry, Kings, Br oolies, Scarf Pins, Lorgnettes, Lockets,
Necklets, ueutleuien's VestOnidns, Watches, (Hocks, Bterllna;Silver and 811-
vi r i.iti'ii ware, I personally selected from the Immense stocks at the differ
��-iit factories,
Buy from J\COB  DOVER and Save Money.
liugravtug l''ree.

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