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Daily Edition No 962
Nelson,   British Columbia. Friday,   February 15, 1901.
Eleventh  Year
Ceremony In the Ancient and
Stately Hall of Westminster.
Crowds Witness the Proceedings. Among Them Many
London, Feb. 14.��� The opening of
the first parliament of the new reijrn
witnessed the usual competition on
the part of the members of the house
of commons to secure seats. Despite
the Arctic weather, the members
stole up to the floors of parliament
house shortlv after midnight. Mr. J.
N. Johnstone, conservative member
for the northwest or llersham division of Sussex, having the place of
honor at the head of the queue. Hy
daybreak a score of members bad assembled and after that the arrivals
came In rapid succession.
At 10:30 o'clock a detachment of
Yeoman of the Guard from the Tower.
in their quaint uniforms and parrying
hnlberts, arrived and conducted the
customary search of the vaults for imaginary conspirators with the usual
result. Shortly afterwards troops
marched up and lined the entire route,
the traffic was stopped and the crowds
were driven behind the lines of soldiers and police. St. James' I'ark was
densely packed,the west enders crowding together. The spectators were
thickest around Buckingham Palace
pressing against the iron fence for
hours before the procession started.
In the meantime the Horsegunrds
arrived and formed in line from the
palace^entrance to the *3iinclpal gate.
The members of the royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, the Duchess of Cornwall and
York, the Duchess of Argyll,the Duke
of Cambridge, Princess Henry of Battenberg and Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Ilolstcin, drove out
in plaiH two horse OOB'hes with two
footmen in-scarlet cloaks on the box
half an hour before the procession
When the six horse coaches carrying
the   royal    household   appeared,   the
Horseguards'    mounted    band   struck
up "God Save the King."   The people
uncovered, the   state coach   rolled out
of the archway and was greeted   with
a roar of cheering.   The Horse guards
took up positions in front and behind
the state   coaches.    The heroes of   the
crowd   were   the   members of Strathcona's Horse,who came in several four
horse brakes, carrying  their carbines
and wearing Informal slouch hats and
khaki  overoeatH.     They    lighted   in
front of the palace and marched down
the line to a position a short distance
from   the   palace   where   thay    were
drawn up while   the   procession passed. The King saluted them most cordially and the people cheered thein   repeatedly.    From   Buckingham   Palace
to the House of Lords, the  procession
proceeded   without a hitch at a walking   pace.    All   along   the route   the.
greatest   enthusiasm   was   displayed.
The approaches   to   the house of parliament were black with people.   The
King and Queen   quickly   got out  of:
the state carriage   at   the   royal   entrance and went up the marble   stairway into   the  robing  room.    Outside
the robing room, in   the royal gallery
which leads   to   the   house   of   lords,
were aoout 500 persone.ehiefly women,
who had  been waiting  patiently   for
hours on stands especially   erected for
the ceremony.    Among them were disconsolate   peers   and commoners   who
sought sympathy over their hard luck
In being  unable to  get places in   the
The King was delayed in the robing
room and the Yeoman of the guard
and gentlemen-at arms lining the aisle
between the stands shifted their positions uneasily. Then the robing room
doors swun-j open and the procession as pnviously formed moved slowly through the dingy gallery. No funeral could have been quieler. The
aristocratic spectators were perfectly
still. Slowly,the heralds marched towards the upper chamber, the sight of
an usher walking backwards heralded
the approach of the King. The Duke
_(- at Devonshire (president of the coun-
oil), Immediately preceded him, oarry-
ing (n bis arms tbe cushion on which
yetted tbe crown.   Lord Lopdonderry
with equal dignity clasped the sword
of state. Smiling genially, the King
bowed right and left. He never looked better. His huge ermine cape
gave an enormous breadth to his
Shoulders and set off the healthy color
of his face. Queen Alexandra, also
wearing an ermine cape, bnt with a
small diamond crown formed a remarkable contrast to her husband.
The pallor of her face and her downcast eyes enhanced the idea of mourning given by the long orcpe veil hanging down her back and hiding the
costly ermine. The ladies of the
chamber, walk Ing two abreast directly
behind and deeply veiled, added a
touch of sadness to the scene. This
was quickly dispelled, however, by
the glittering uniforms of the gentlemen-at-arms and high officers of the
Before the end of the procession had
passed out of tbe loyal gallery, the
King had entered the House of lords
and the central feature of the day
commenced. It was 2 :l.r> before the
King arrived in the chamber where
oue of the most striking things was
the cniiouB reversal of the customary
appearance of sexes. Here, for once,
the women were sombre looking, in
black relieved only by their white
arms and shoulders and the diamonds
and pearls in their coronets, while
men usually in black, were radiant
with brilliant robes of scarlet and ermine. The peers, bishops and judges
occupied the front benches. The monotony of this sea of red and white was
varied by the'uniforms of the ambassadors, who sitting on the bishops'
bench and with their sashes of blue,
crimson and green of all shades made
a welcome change.
All present rose as the royal procession entered, thankful that the long
wait wqs over and all eyes of this
house of peeresses, as it was dubbed
for the occasion, centered on the
Queen's dress, which it could be seen,
in spite of the ermine cape, was of
deep black and glittered with jewels,
while across her breast was thu ribbon of the Order of the 'Garter, her
husband's latest tribute. When their
majesties reached the throne, the lord
chancellor stood on the King's right,
fon the Queen's left was Lord Londonderry. Loid Salisbury stood at the
foot of the throne. In the chairs were
the Duchess of Cornwall and York,
Princess Charles of Denmark, Princess
Christian of Schleswig-Holsteiu and
the Duchesses jf Connaught, Fife and
Argyll. The Dukes of Connaught
and Cambridge stood near Lord Salisbury.
With a motion of his hand,the King
signified that the   distinguished gathering should sit and the Queen, whom
His   Majesty had gallantly led to  the
throne by the hand, was the first to do
so.   Her example was  followed on all
sidres.    The gentleman usher   of   the
Black   Rod   after   a   deep   obeisance,
hurried to the house of commons  and
after a few minutes the speaker,wearing his state   robes  and attended   by
tbe  sergeant-at-arms    and   chaplain,
appealed  at   the   bar.   Behind   them
surged the members of   the   house  of
commons.    Seldom has Great Britain's
legislators presented such a turbulent
spectacle.    Several   hundred   of   them
struggled   fiercely   to   getj in a space
which could scarcely  hold.50 peraons.
In solemn tones the lord  chancellor
administered   the oath with tho King
sitting.    The   lord    chancellor    then
kneeling handed the King a roll which
he  signed,   after   which   all  present
stood up and thu King put on his Seld
marshal's   plumed   hat,   rose and  in
clear ringing tones, read   his   speech,
turned   to   the  Qneen, helped   her tu
rise and led her  out of the  chamber,
preceded   by the   procession   through
the royal  gallery again  and into  the
robing room from which within a few
minutes, they   emerged,   entered   the
state carriage and drove away amid a
tumult of cheers to  Buckingham palace.
After this there ensued a rush and
scramble in the house of lords without
precedent in the history of Westminster. The crowd in the state gallery
poured into the chamber. Peers and
peeresses struggled to get oat and
other members of the nobility less
lucky waited to see the place in
whioh the great ceremony had been
held. Almost half an hour elapsed
before the eonfusion was over and the
distinguished people were able to find
tneir carriages and return home.
The Board of Trade Endorses
a   Proposal  for a
Court House and Postal Service Gonsldered by the
Prospects Bright for a Very
Prosperous and Active
Smelter Company Completed
Organization and Expect
Vancouver, Feb. 14.���The lawyers
for the chief of tbe police served the
Daily Province with a writ for five
thousand dollars damages today for
alleged personal slander.
Tbe Nelson Board of Trade came out
last night with a resolution strengthening the hand of the interests which
are moving for a government subsidy
to a refinery to be located in British
Columbia. The question came up in
the Bhape of a suggestion from the
president that the Board authorize its
delegates to the meeting of the Associated Boards of Trade to support the
refinery subsidy proposition.
Captain Duncan, general manager
ot the Duncan Mines, Limited, being
the only mining man in attendance
at the Bession, naturally led off the
discussion on the suggestion. The
mining industry, in British Columbia, be said, had reached a stage
where a refinery was essential to its
prosperity and further development.
The mines of British Columbia should
have a refinery at home in order to be
independent of American refineries
who may at the instance of the smelter trust refuse at anytime to buy Canadian matte. A home refinery would
place Canadian mines in a position to
place their product on the markets of
Japan, China and elsewhere in a
finished condition. The advantage of
this is obvious..
W. W. Beer introduced the instance
of the government subsidizing the
milch cow iu agricultural districts
and the benefit which had accrued to
that industry as a result. In view of
this he could imagine no reason why
the government should not subsidize
the mining industry which is British
Columbia's   "'milch cow."
A resolution along the line of the
president's suggestion was then
The matter of the C. P. R. vs. Hill
interests came up on the suggestion of
Captain Duncan but after some discussion, nothing was done. The feeling seemed to be that the fight was one
for territory and that the board
should not interfere with the belligerents. A topic of general interest was
broached when the matter of securing
better court house accomomdation
was raised. Attention was directed
to the very inconvenient arrangements now available in the present
building to which all the judges had
at one time or another referred in
strong terms. The secretary stated
that the Martin administration had
promised to repair the building but
on inspection had determined that the
only feasible scheme iwas to erect a
new building and to utilize the present premises for offices exclusively. A
special committee, comprising the
president,vice-president and Hamilton
Byers, was appointed to interest tbe
local representative in the legislature
on the subject with the hope that
something tangible may be accomplished in the near future.
The desirability of a bankruptcy act
which would be uniform in its operation throughout the province was
agreed upon and it was resolved to
take up the matter with the proper
authorities and to request the boards
of trade throughout the district to cooperate in securing legislation to improve the existing statutes regarding
The postal service came in for considerable criticism and it was decided
to leave to the council the task of arranging a memorial to the post-
office department to suggest a scheme
whereby the southern portion of the
province would be put directly under
the superintendence of a postofiice inspector.
P. E. Wilson, F, Starkey, E. Ferguson tit Co., and McLaughlin Bros,
were nominated for membership and
elected unanimously.
Owing to the absence of the president through illness, T. Allan, vice-
president, occupied the chair. Other
members in attendance were Messrs.
P. Lamont, Capt. Duncan, A. Byers,
tl. S. Taylor, John Bannerman, W. VV.
Beer, Bobert Robertson, W. G. Gil-
lett and F. W. Swannell.
Citizens   of   Kaslo   are looking forward to a return of the good old times
.vhen that city  was the largest in the
Kootenays and when other places were
known   by     their   distance   from   it.
For some years Kaslo has   stood  still
but it Ib thought that   an era of prosperity is about to dawn and a general
good  feeling prevtiils among the citizens.   The smelter is looked   upon as
certain.   Some of the leading business
men of Kaslo have joined hands in the
effort to secure it and they  have gone
to  work   in   a manner   tbat deserves
success even If it does not earn   it.   A
company   has   been   organized   and a
charter secured.   The   officers  of  the
provisional board  of directors   are H.
Glegrich,   president;   G. B.   Gerrard,
vice-president; A. T. Garland,   secretary-treasurer;   C. W. McAnn, K. C,
Is solicitor, and VV. II. Jeffrey, consulting  engineer.    The   organization bas
only been   completed 'this  week  and
now the  directors will  set to work to
float the scheme, and,   headed  by tbe
city, which gives a cash bonus of 850,-
000 and exemption from  taxation  for
ten years, expects to  soon sell enough
stock to assure   the success of the undertaking.    Mr. Jeffrey who took the
scheme east with   him,   has   returned
i and reports that lt will be a comparatively easy matter to secure capital as
the   smelting industry   in British Columbia   is   looked   upon   by   eastern
monied men as one   offering many in- j
ducements   and   promising  handsome
dividends. Kaslo is not lacking  a site
as there are  several   available.     Tbe
company    intends   to    purchase  ore
shortly   as   the-citizens of Kaslo have
already   subscribed   810,000   for   that
purpose and to meet other preliminary
expenses,   Tbe site selected will probably be on tbe bay north of   tbe  city
or on the flat near the mouth of Kaslo
creek.    Either  is   convenient to  rail
and water and from neither would the
smoke blow so as to  become disagreeable  in   the  residential   or   business
sections. The restrictions tbat will be
put  on   the civic assistance will provide for a large institntion wbich will
be able to treat all  the  ore   offering.
The dry ore   problem  is not a serious
one as there is any amount of silicious
ore in close proximity to  the city and
as the development of   the   properties
which   poBsess  it   would   be  greatly
stimulated by the operation of a smel
ter.   The indirect benefit o fa smelter
would be   much more  important than
the direct result of the pay roll whish
it would provide.
Hut Kaslo's hopes   are by no means
wrapped up solely in the smelter  proposition   The prospects are that there
will be more mining   activity close to
it than ever  before.    Next week  the
Canadian Gold   Field��, represented by
VV.   H.   Jeffrey, will put   a   force  of
men   at   work on the True  Blue, the
closest property to the clty,and active
development   will   be   continued permanently. .  Tbis property was formerly under bond for a large sum   to   the
Hall Mines   and   considerable  money
was spent on it, with  satisfactory results. Mr. Jeffrey will sink and   drift
and devote all   bis energy to  proving
the   property.    When   the smelter  is
erected in Kaslo it  will be possible to
run a tramway directly to it from the
True Blue.    Along   tbe   K.   tit S. the
mines   tributary   to Kaslo  are  being
actively worked.   The   Rambler-Cariboo   is   proving   richer  with    every
month's   progress.    The   long tunnel,
already in 1,600 feet,will be continued
2,000 fe��t more on the company's property to tap   at   depth   some showings
from which   very   rich   ore   has been
shipped. Sinking from tbe 200 foot station in this tunnel Ib being continued
and drifting   is carried on  at the   100
and 200 foot levels   in   this winze.    A
few   men are   at work taking out ore
from the   upper   workings, 200   tons a
month going to Everett. The management says little of the property but it
is safe to hazard  that  it will soon be
one of tbe greatest mines in the country.   Development at tbe Whitewater, J
Ruth, and Antoino mines Is proceeding rapidly and Charles Plowman expects to soon put a staff of men at
work on the Fletcher group near them.
The prospects are that McGulgan
Basin will be the scene of great activity during the coming summer as the
Dardanelles and Great Western properties are again expected to be opened
up, in addition to the Surpiise and
Soho which are now working.
Owners of properties on the various
creeks tributary to Kaslo are also
making arrangements for the early
resumption of development. Woodbury
will Boon have several mines to add
to the list of permanent shippers. On
the south fork of Kaslo, Shroedcr,
Milford and Fry oreeks work will be
pushed and the immenBe showing on
the Leviathan group, directly opposite
Kaslo will be thoroughly worked. The
Valparaiso, owned by Kaslo and Nelson people bas a very bright outlook
before it and the directors are confident that this summer's work will
show the property to be one of great
value. The various companies which
bave their headquarters in Kaslo held
their annual meetings during this
month and in every instance the programme for the year included the expenditure of a large amount of money
on development.
Railroad construction   in the Lardo
will greatly Improve   the condition of
the city, aB Kasio is  the headquarteiB
for tbe northern country. Mayor Carlson has secured   the contract for   taking out 80,000 ties   for the C.P.R. and
will put 100 men to work at once.    He
will   operate     entirely     from   Kaslo.
When   the   full force   of   tracklayers
and other   workmen   are   put on con
strtiction   Kaslo   will be a very  busy
town,and, added to that, the construction of the smelter and  great increase
in mining operations the citizens think
they are justified in  looking  forward
to an era of unprecedented prosperity.
Kaslo's fame will go abroad   on   labels on mineral water bottles.    R. II.
Kemp   has leased   his   mineral spring
to a large bottling hrm which will put
the water on the market.    It is a very
valuable  water and  already   popular
where it is known.   Eminent chemists
bave  characterized   it as  superior to
all   the   waters  which   now   bave   a
world wide reputation.   The spring is
on the outskirts of Kaslo.
Hill's Railway Schemes are a
Menace to Our Mining
Nelson Smelter Man Speaks
of the Smelter Fuel
McLaren vs. Billings On All
Day -Various Chamber
J. J. Campbell, commercial manager
of the Hall Mines smelter, has returned to the city after an absence of
several weeks. Mr. Campbell is following with keen interest the prog-ess
of the struggle between the C. P. R.
and the Interests represented by James
J. Hill. His sympathies are altogether with the Canadian road and as a
Canadian smelting man he is most desirous of seeing the Hill charter defeated in the house of commons. Mr.
Campbell does not take this stand
because of a d��*slre to see the Canadian Pacific the only railroad operated
in the Kootenays, but because he regards the proposed invasion of the
Kootenay coaldelds by the Hill interests aB the most serious menace to the
industries of tbe provinces ever contemplated in the history of the country.
Permit the American railroad trust
to enter the Fernie coal fields and you
will hopelessly   cripple  tbe   smelting
industry of  the   district  until  other
producers of coking coal  are  developed, which may be a  matter of   years.
The   Crow's   Nest coal  company will
naturally sell its product at the greatest possible profit to   itself, and   with
an America- railroad- ut' its doors the
Fernie coal will naturally be controlled by J. J.Hill who will take the product across   the   line  to his  railroad
and to the  American   smelter  trust's
nstitutlons.   This will leave tbe Canadian smelters hopelessly at a loss for
coke, and shut  downs will   be inevitable unless smelting rates   are  raised
to the point   where   tbe  smelters can
bring in coal from tbe coast.   Eventually other properties may be developed
to produce coke   but time is  required
for this and the results   in   the meantime must be disastrous.   The American smelters  refuse  British Columbia
lead ores and with tbe Canadian smelters stranded for lack of coke the mining  industry would  be in a bad predicament.
"The government should take steps
to prevent a ponnd of Fernie coal going across the international boundary
line unless there is a surplus over
the requirements for this country.
The     industries    in     this    province
All yesterday waa again taken up
witb the case of McLaren vs. Billings.
The   plaintiff   claims   an   interest in
the well known Yellowstone   group of, iuv     .__���	
claims, wbich were  sold   for  850,000, ��Bre at the  present  time  living  from
by reason   of   an   alleged   grub stake j hand to'mouth   in the   matter of coke
contract. The defendant claims that
the grub stake agreement had nothing
to do with the Yellowstone, in that it
had expired before the claims were
staked, and further that, though recorded in bis name, the defendant
did not stake the claims in question at
all, though he got an interest for.the
use of his name. * Mr. Thompson for
the plaintiff and Ii. B. Perks for the
defendant were examined yesterday.
The defendant also went into the witness box, and was still on the stand
when the court adjourned for the
day. The case will be resumed this
morning. E. P. Davis and R. M.
Macdonald appeared for the plaintiff
and Macdonald tit Johnson for the defendant.
In chambers, Macdonald tit Juhnson
applied for leave to amend their statement of claim in the suit "of Marino
vs. Alexander by pleading the statute
of frauds. The matter was adjourned
to be argued on the day of trial.
An order was made for the examination of A. Stolberg, a witness in the
trespass suit against the Nelson tit
Bedlington railroad on the ground
that the witness would not be available on the day of trial. Stolberg's
examination was conducted duiing
tbe afternoon by Elliot tit Lennie.
Application is being made by Elliot &
Lennie for a jury in the action of
Wiggin vs. Bedlington. The matter
will be argued nn Saturday.
Vancouver, Feb. 14.��� Garden has
decided to run as an Independent
against Macpberson, the Martin-Labor
candidate in tbe bye-alection.
and only manage to secure a supply
sufficient for their needs by dint of
constantly urging the Crow's Nest
people to ship supplies. With the Hill
road taking the bulk of the Fernie
output, as will undoubtedly be the
case, should their charter go through,
our industries must be placed in a
most unfortunate position. The opening of the Fernie coal fields was the
greatest event in tbe history of tbis
country, but to divert the coal product
to the trust whose interest it is to divert the trade of the country to the
United States will be a greater blow
to the prosperity of the province than
the development of the coal deposits
was a benefit.
"The only means of fighting this
campaign for the possession of British
Columbia's most important astet, its
coal deposits, is to defeat the application for the Hill charter and thereby
shut out the road which will only
serve as a carrier to haul away the
coal on which tbe Canadian Industries
practically depend for existence.
There is grave danger that the charter
may be granted because the cast-
em people see in the opposition tp
the bill only a scheme to bolster 1 p
the Canadian Pacific instead of locking at the other aspect of the situation
which involves the throttlii.g of
liritish Columbia's industrial life.
On this point I consider it the duty ot
every citizen who has the inteiests of
tbe country at heart to unite and present a folid front in opp; sltion to the
entrance of the American railroad
trust in order that the eastern -eople,
who hold the balance of power, may
be convinced that the fight is not that
of the C. P. R. for undisputed territory, but, rather, that of the peop'e
of British Columbia for tbe existence
of tbe industries with which tbe prosperity of tbe country  Is bound up," .,
' NEL90N  Daily Miner, Friday,   Pei-.kuf.av 15,  1900
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Messrs. Simon and Daniel Guggenheim have given out a statement to
the press regarding the merging of
their large smelting interests with the
American Smelting tit Refining company. Tho statement expatiates upon
the advantages which will accrue to
the miners from the establishment of
this enormous monopoly, and contains
the following significant statement:
"The American Smelting company
now controls tho silver output of
South America, Central Americu,
the United States, which is nearly W
per cent, of the output of the world."
The assertion is not made in any
spirit of boastfulness, but merely as
an ordinary statement of fact in a sober business announcement.
Is it a fact? And, if it is, why
should it be so, and, still more, why
should it be allowed to remain so'.'
TheBe are questions which every British Columbian should earnestly con
That this assertion has a solid sub
stratum of truth is shown by the fact
that the refusal of the American
Smelter trust to purchase our silver
lead ores just now, has caused considerable, if only a temporary, embarrass'
ment to the Slooan mines. Still, it is
equally evident that the big trust has
not yet got that control over our silver-lead industry which they claim,
which they undoubtedly covet, and
which they equally undoubtedly are
now seeking to obtain. .It is not necessary here to dilate upon the rea
sons why the prosperity of Southern
British Columbia should not be de
pendent upon the whims of an alien
corporation. Common sense business
considerations and patriotio senti
ment botb supply the obvious answer
Tbe Canadian mining industry must
not he at the mercy of American smel.
ters, and to ensure that we must have
Canadian smelters capable of handling all, or nearly all, the output of
the Canadian mines. These smelters
have a terrible opponent in the big
American trust if ever the latter
should decide upon a fight, and, to
have any chance of success, they must
have, and are entitled to have, the
freest access to all Canadian sources
of the supplies they need.
We publish elsewhere an interview
with Mr. J. J. Campbell, commercial
manager of the Hall Mines smelter, in
which he shows how one of the most
important elements in smelting is
being threatened. Ho points out the
possibility of tho coke supply for British Columbia smelters being cut off in
the near future. He says that coke is
even now, hard to get, and that in
the event of Mr. Hill getting his desired charter from Ht. Michel to the
Crow's Nest coal fields, the local smel
ters for an indefinite time will have
no reliable and steady supply of that
indispensable article. If this be so,
it goes to the root of the matter.
Without a steady supply of coke, our
smelters cannot run continuously
This means that our mines will have
to depend entirely upon the American
Smelting company, which will then
indeed control our silver-lead output
as Messrs. Guggenheim assert. Shall
we operate or close down our mines
at the behest of an American trust?
Or, shall we make up our minds, once
and tor all, to be independent of for
eign corporations?
The Empire, a weekly publication I
of London. England, "devoted exclusively to the promotion of the best interests of the Eraptte in general,"
redits an uccount of a blood thirsty
shooting scrape in Arkansas to Canada. The editor of the Empire should
go back to sohool and leam geography.                _
In view of certain rumors and statements on the street yesterday, it may
be stated authoritatively that the
bullion fiom the Hall Mines smelter
is refined by the liolbach Smelting A,
Refining company of New Jersey,
whioh has not entered the trust known
as the American Smelting tit Refining
It is generally admitted that in
British Columbia we are far behind
the times in the matter of insolvency
legislation. The result is that tbe
ercdlt of our merchants Is damaged,
and commercial operations are made
more difficult. As was Btated in a
special despatch to The Miner yesterday, futthcr details of which we print
n a Vancouver despatch today, the
boards of trade at the coast are endeavoring to get the provincial government to remove this disability. The
movement is headed by the Vancouver
boBrd of trade, which is trying to
enlist the support of similar bodies in
various parts of the province. This
is a matter wbich comes peculiarly
within the province of a board of
trade,and we doubt not but the boards
of tho interior will give the matter
that careful consideration which its
importance deserves.
^^^^^^M^^^^^^(b^^^^^^^'^0\ HUDSON'S BAY
Few will criticize the action of the
Nelson "-.Board of Trade last night in
endorsing the suggestion of a government subsidy for a refinery. The establishment of a new industry in a
new country In the face of powerful
competition usually requires outside
help, be abstract economic theories
what they may. As long as our matte
and silver-lead bullion has to (ro to
the United States to be refined, So
long will our Yankee cousins have a
Btrlng on our mining and smelting industry. If we are to fully reap the
benefits of the development of our
mineral resources, we must be as independent industrially as we aie politically. With a refinery and a mint
In this province we could afford to
laugh at tbe machinations of American imeltei trusts.
^l^/tAVVrVWVt^Xr^rV*^-'-^^*^ ���
The report from the Granite mill us
to last month's run is as follows:
; Tons crushed,700.7; bullion recovered, ins ounces; concentrates, 34!4
tons; gross values, 88,500; percentage
of extraction, 85.2. A special feature
in connection with the Granite mill
is the high percentage of values recovered us evidenced by the monthly statement issued. The figures are exceptionally high, and a constant high
average is maintained. The recent
shortage of water in the creeks supplying the mill is not as serious now.
Yesterday the entire battery of twenty
stamps was in operation and it is expected that no further difficulty will
be encountered. The compressor is
not running lull speed as yet, but this
will be remedied in a day or two.
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Yesterday's mining records were;
Transfers���A third interest in the
Lendor and Aiizona claims on Wild
Horse creek by Albert Barrett of Rossland to Lee Coombs of Rossland; a
half^interest in the Sidney claim near
Summit Siding by M. R. Driscoll to
Charles Cameron; the Beresford, the
Dufferin and the Mist fractional claim
on Wild Horse creek by the B. A. 0.
Ltd., to the Columbian Proprietory
Locations���The Vulcan, north of
Slocan Junction by II. Lambert; Legal Tender, on 49 Creek by Michael
Kealey; Fairview, on 40 Creek by
Michael Kealey.
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Arrangements huve been completed
whereby the arrcurs of wages due the
Molly Gibson miners will be paid to
morrow. Tbe company has decided
to erect a concentrator on the property
in the spring, as soon as the snow
will permit. The necessury funds for
this work have already been practically provided for.
Boards   of   Trade   Cooperate ��� News
From Atlin District.
Vancouver, Feb. 14.���A committee of
the Vancouver Board of Trade has
gone carefully into what they believe
to be the needs of the province in regard to a better method of dealing
with insolvent and other estates, particularly with regard to securing more
equitable methods of distribution than
have hitherto prevailed and has, with
the legal assistance of Joseph Martin,
prepared a new assignment act, adopted the Ontario Creditors' Relief act ti
tho needs of the province and amended
the Bills of Sale act and will endeavor to get the same passed by the provincial legislature. The Victoria and
other boards of trade are cooperating
in the effort.
Gold Commissioner Graham of Atlin
reports several new and good strikes
aDd plenty of work in that camp.
Thirteen to fifteen hundred men are
now on the creeks, and tbe camp bas
been the scene of exceptional activity
during the past winter. Last year
Atlin produced $750,000 worth of gold
and he predicts that the output this
year will be much larger owing to
the extension of hydraulic operations
which will be worked during the
coming summer. The camp is particularly adapted for hydraulic mining
and be says there is a large area of.
hydraulic ground yet unslaked.
Our New Premises on Baker Street recently vacated  by  the  West  Kootenay
Butcher Co. will be ready for us on
or (he first of the following week.    For a  few  weeks  we  wi.l  operate  both
stores, keeping open  our present one in   the  Madden   Block.    During  this
time we will  offer Special Bargains.
Our Stock of Candies and Confectionery of all Kinds,
Fruits, Nuts, etc., is Complete.
We want to get rid of as much as we can so that we may have room foi our new
Stock.    Call at our Madden Block Store.
The Palace Confectionery.
One of These
Whittaker's Almanac.
The N. Y. Woild Almanac
Canadian Almanac.
New  Vork Clipper Annual.
Office Diaries, 1901.
The Great Boer War. By
A. Conan Doyle. Cloth,
The Eldredge B. Sewing
Machine. (Ball Bearing.)
Canada Drug and
Book Co., Ltd.
K.-W.-C.  BLOCK.
Call and hare
yonr eyes examined while W. J.
Harvey, FX1.M.0
I., in with us. Cross,
eyes completely
straightened with
out pain or an op
erntiim. Dr. Harvey has thousands
of testimonials
from leading oiti
zens throughout
Canada and tbe
United States who
have not only
been relieved, hut
entirely cured,
after having suffered for years.
Every pair of
spectacles Bold
under a positive
guarantee. At H.
F. McLean's Drug
Store until Saturday, February 10,
Hours, 10 to 12
and 2 to 5.
With plenty of our
nice, clean ware in
your kitchen, you will
find housework easy
and enjoyable. It lasts
for years, and is a
pleasure every day.
Besides, "things taste
so good" when they
are cooked in it.
The . .
Is   as   much  interested
in our
as the bread-winner.    There is satisfaction and economy in using it.
Made of the best Manitoba wheat
and by the best workmen, insure
its quality and by the latest improved methods which insures its
Kirkpatrlck fe Wilson
Our Fresh Roasted Coffee Best of
Quality, as follows:
Java and Arabian Mocha, por pound $  40
Java and Mooha Blend, 3 pounds 100
Fine Santos, 1 pounds 1 00
Santos Blend, 5 pounds  1 00
Our gpeolalBlend, 6 pounds  1 00
Our Rio Roast, (I pounds 1 00
a trial ok1ifb solicited.
Glassware or Crockery
you want, come and see
us. Our stock is the largest in Nelson, and prices
NELSON,       m
V. C.
B. C.
Canada Permanent andWes-
tern Canada Mortgage
head office toronto, ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage.
Apply to G. I. LENNOX. Baker ��t
Still   going    at    the
Hudson's Bay Stores
HOMESPUNS 54 inches wide in
various designs, in skirt-
lengths. Regular price $8.50
now $5.
FANGY PLAIDS. Camel Hair Kf.
fects, the latest shades. Regular price $2,00 per yard,   now
3 dozen Black Sateen Blouses,
well made, beautifully tucked.
Regular price $1.50 and $1.75,
now $1.35.
2 dozen Mercerized Sateen Blouses,
the latest make, tucked. Regular price $2.30 now $2.00.
Please Call  Examine and
be Convinced-
Oorner Baker and Stanley Street*
Owners   having   claims   for
sale containing say
Less than 10 per cent Lead aid
small Values Gold or Silver
are requested to forward particulars as to approximate
quantities of ore in sight, assay values, amount of development work done, transportation facilities, names of locations, etc., to
P.O. BOX, 505, TOON.
B. 0-
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand of
���Rough and Dressed
Mouldings, SashDoonu
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber.
Mill nt PILOT BAY. Tarda, NELSOM
and LABI O.
"i iJ^V"..^!!*8'*   A^��   try  o��r
LIQUORS     and    OIGARS.
Telephone OS.
TAMBLYN. M...,���.
Dakar Bt  Nolaon, B, C
conrnssioN agent.
P.O. Box626. CafileAddress: *'Groasdallo,"
Nelson.  Code-Mor��lnff��N��al.       '
Ib prepared to negotiate the safe ef
developed mines. Has arranged for
dealing in shares on the London and
Montreal Stock Exchanges. Share*
&MP* *��& "old in London on margin.
Will take oharge ot the interest* uf
absentee investors,
Offloe: Selona Block, Jfol-wn, p.u,
i i -'.-
President Hndley once hold the running
record at Yale lu his student duys.
Jesse Bracken of Mnson City, In., celebrated his oue hundred und first liirtliduy
recently while serving- ou a jury iu thut
town.  He is the oldest uiau in Iowa.
President Kruger's English sounds like
that ot niiiiit Dutchmen aud Germans,
lie once Innocently snid to un American:
"Mlester-Cecil Khodes dell mc 1 speak
English mid der Amcricuu accent. How
vos dotV"
Not long ago Cecil Rhodes remarked
to en English friend) "Three years ago
I mods a raid, aud everybody said 1 was
wrong. Now the queen's government aro
preparing another raid, aud everybody
says they nm right."
Charles L. Borg, when arrested In Chicago tor forgery, although he hus no
hands, eonfessed to the crime and showed the officers bow he was able to mukc
a postal mouey order tor $11.75 witb n pen
held In hla mouth.
Uuerrlta, most famous of Spanish bullfighter--., has retired with a record of
8,000 victories and over 50 wounds. After attending a religious festival be drew
his family about bim and cut off the lock
ot hair which denotes the torero.
Judge lsanc Story of Somervllle, Mass.,
a relative of the famous commentator ot
tbe constitution, Is tbe second oldest
Judge In his state. The other duy he celebrated his eighty-firs! birthday tn vigorous health. He has been on the bcuch
���ill years aud rarely missed a session of
It ia said In London that Lord Rosebery has become almost a hermit, lie
spends practically all his time at one ot
his country houses and rarely visits London save on Sunday, wheu the great
town is quiet, lie seems to dread the
roar and bustle ot the city and avoids it
whenever possible.
Captsln I'ercy Scott, who designed the
carriages by which the nnvul guns were
brought up to Ladysmith just at the
right moment, is described as a specialist
lu gunnery and a good all round sportsman. He was In command of tbe Seylla
when, at the last prize firing, she made
HO per cent ot hits.
That Senator Clark of Montana Is a
major and has seen real military service
is not generally known. Yet. In 1870,
when rorhor said Chief Joseph would attack Butte and Governor 1'otts culled
for volunteers, Mr. Clark responded und |
was elected major of a battalion! He was
In service among tbe mountains for several weeks.
Commandant Cronje of the Transvaal
army Is said to be a fatalist. In the raid
combat at Doornkop, when the bullets
were whistling rather too loudly ni-ound
the spot where he wns seated, a field cornet snggested his retiring to n more sheltered position. "No," snid Cronje, "1 am
In tbe hand of (Jod, aud if I um to be
shot I shall be bit just as soon In one
place as in another."
Howard Gould, who happened to
steam Into the harbor of Alcxnndrovsk,
KuBSla, on his yacht last July just as
tbe celebration of the founding of the
new town'of that name wns in progress,
bas received from the Russian government a handsome bronze medal commemorative of the event. Everybody thought
Mr. Gould hnd attended the celebration
purposely, and he was received with
great honor.
To tell the truth, the Chicago bold np
season starts with more promise than the
opera season.���Chicago Record.
In Greater New York the laborer Is
Worthy of his hire, but the schoolteacher
apparently Is not,���New York World.
The traveler on York street knows
when he reaches the city limits���going
out���for there begin the good ronds.���
Hamilton Spectator.
Philadelphia? Yes; that's the town
that started to build a $4,000,000 city
hall and has already expended $22,000,-
000 upon it and finds it necessary to
spend *5,000,000 more to complete It.���
Omaha World-Herald.
Chicago is larger by 15,000 through
the annexation of a suburb called Austin. The prairie fires and coou hunting
In the corporate limits of the Windy
City become more interesting every year.
���St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
FOR    RENT.���Cellar.
Unnk of Canada,
Apply    Royul
FOR SALE.���120 acres ol first-class
agricultural ana gnrden land, 12
miles from Nelson on Kootenay Lake.
Will sell In 10, SO or 40 acre tracts.
Price nnd tcririB reasonnble. Apply
Ot address, A. F. Rosebberger, Room
4, K.-W.-C. Hlock, Nleson.	
FOR SALE.���Second   hand   piano   in
good   order.    Will be  tuned   before
delivery.    Apply R. W. Day,   Turner-
llneoh block.
FOR MALE.���Lot  on   Vernon   street,
bringing   in   ground   rent   uf $25 a
month. 8200(1. ^huply R. W. Day.    _
Ramlulph Stewart's now mop, showing all surveyed mineral claims. 11.80
each. R. YV. Pay, Turner- Hoeck
ROOMS   TO  LET .��� Clemeut-Ilillyer
block.    Apply  Tramway  company's
FOB   BALK.���Two    Smith-Promiers,
one Densmore, one Empire, good condition.    Apply   W. L. T., C. t-.R. Telegraph office.	
FOR SALE.���Any  amount of space In
this   column,   lt   always brings re-
TYPEWRITER For Sale.���Williams'
machine, visible writing, neat type,
faBt work, convenient case, only in
light use for short time, good value
at  |60, will   take 830   cash.   Can  be
examined at Miner office.	
FOR SALE���A new housn, ten rooms,
very convenient, with all modern Improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley and Carbonate   Street.
WANTED.-Situation     by    man   and I THE PROSPECTORS' EXCHANGE is
wife, to   cook for a   camp, (experi-      the only place in   British Columbia
ericed),   apply F. W., Miner office. where prospectors can exhibit samples
���nTjn^! of tbeir ore to the mining public.    No
Free  cn'ir8eN mnde for exhibiting your ore,
a^nA  and listing   vour propeity.    Room   4,
K.-W.-C. Block, Nelson
K.   104-
8100,0110.00.���I   want   a  GOLD
netting 11(10,000.00   annually,
milling gold properties wanted.    OT..��   ..   ,���
price, terms, full   report, etc., to An-j    '
drew   V.     Rosenberger.    Nelson,
C.   Room 4, K.-W.-C. Block.    Phone
B. C.    Phone
WANTED,���Employment by   business
man with 20 years' experienue.    Address JoBeph Jones, Miner Office.
FIRST-CLASS   Room und   Hoard,   in
private   family,   reasonable   terms.
Applv on Silica street, two doois west
of Ward.
TRAINED NURSE  open   to   engagements.    Mrs. Seton, Silica Street.
WANTED.���Boys to fold   psperB  and | ���	
Hell Miners in the   morning.    Apply ; WANTED.-A stenographer of experl-
Miner office. ence���Address K-2, Miner Office.
FOR SALE.���House and lot on  Silica
street, 82,000.    All modern improvements.   Address A-l, Miner Office.
FoR HALE���Second hand safe. Cheap.
Apply J. J. Walkei, jeweler.	
FOR RENT.���A seven roomed modern
house.   Good location. Unfurnished,
822 per month.    Address   A-2,   Miner
It. W. lnrs M��T.
FOR SALE.���A snap, 7-roomed house,
bath, pantry, at corner of Silica anil
Cedar street, 81,785.    For full particulars apply at office.	
FOR SALE.���Two lots and 6-roomed
house, bathroom, cellar, etc. Large
kitchen range In place, cost 83,500.
House piped for gas all saultaiy improvements. Full particulars apply
office, R. W. Day.    83000.   ,
FOR SALE.���Lot 3, block 4,   Bub-div.
188, .10x120, 8250.
WANTED. ��� By ibtir respectable
young men, one or two furnished
rooms, convenient to Haker street.
Apply giving particulars of rooms,
Box 577 city.
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i-IMIOHPK k CO. Umluxl-Uoruor Vernon
X and Cedar ijtrouUi, Nulsou���Adunufuciur-
iirs of and wholesale deulors lu auralod water*
and fruit, syrups, bole agent* for Halcyon Hoi
durlngH mineral water.   Telephone 110.	
N. M. <'unimiiiH, UwrHw��� Uvtiry knovvi,
variety of uofl drink*. 1' U Uux -H& 'Adept, out
No. Si. Huovur B trout, Nelwm. liultluru uf i in
(<uuuU8 tit. Loon liui !S|in��K�� Mtnerul W.iler.
ClANK ��c MACDONALD di. Ctuw, Juuu-
J A. Muctluimlitj -ArotlUuclM ami auuui'Ui
miiiUihLrt, Hrokt'ii Hill lilooK, c-ornor bakui ant.
Ward biruoiH, jnuUoii.
a J. KVANti & CO.-liiiker HtrooL, Noi
* auu���W tiuluoalo douluiri iu liquors, ci
rtui-w, ooiiiont. Hi i! brick and lire oluy, watei
iiiuo and bLuol ralta, and gOnui-al oomuiltfeioi
\V huiohiilu aud retail dual-urn in grain,
titty, flour, feed.  MUU at Viotoria, Nuw Weal
uiliiHUir; iuimunUm, Alia. iU��v*uo,-h uu -Uai
rfary aud Uduiouiou 1 tail way. Mauufaoluron
of tlio celebrated li. & K. brand uurualti.
A MACDONALD fie Co.-Coriior l-'ron
��� and Hall Streets���W DOleMlfl nrouer.
and jobboi-H in blanket-*, gloved, mil is, boot*-,,
rubber*, inaukinawti and uilnur*' auiniriea-
Emperor William's favorite meat la
"thrash hash," a dish peculiar to the Berlin court.
The eear is fond of Scotch marmalade
and has given orders that n case is to be
sent from the highlands as soon as the
one on band gets low.
The crown prince of Germany, during
bis Vacation, learned to drive a four-in-
hand. He was taught by Count Wedol,
the emperor's chief equerry. He attains
his majority in May, when he will be given a court of bis own.
The emperor of Austria is supplied
with a private newspaper, which be rends
every day. This journal is made up of
extracts, and the emperor's strict orders
are that nothing which concerns himself
personally, whether It be disagreeable or
not, shall be omitted.
There are 1,000 electric lamps tn the
White House at Washington.
Electricity le driving steam power out
ef steel works and many otber big manufacturing plants, and an enormous saving le being effected.
A new light of extraordinary Intensity
is coming into use. It consists of an electric arc, produced between two surfaces
of mercury in vacuo.
After prolonged negotiations tho
French and German governments have
agreed to open telephone communications between Paris and Berlin. The distance between the two cities Is nbout 750
miles, and the line covering it will be begun at once.
If you nee copper teakettles, be snre
that they are scrubbed every day or two.
About once a week clean thoroughly
with lemon and salt.
In washing dishes be careful that
hand painted china and china with gilt
ornamentation be not left to stand in hot
water, as this treatment will injure the
decorations sooner or later.
If a fire Is obstinate in starting, burn
a little light kindling wood or paper on
top of the coal. This establishes a draft
���t onee, and the upward current soon
makes Itself manifest upon the fire below and tbe flames bnrn brightly la ���
HWesWli.        -	
WANTED.���Old rags, must be   clean.
Apply Miner office.
HELP   WANTED.���A   ebanee   for  a
hustler.    There   is   an   opportunity'
for a young man or young  woman   to
maka     money     with     The     Unique
Monthly, Depew Building, New York.
This   monthly,   which   was  formerly |
The Penny Maganine, has now become j
the standard  half-dime  mega-tine  of |
the world,   It wants one agent in the ,
Nelson vicinity and will   give   exclu- J
Siva   territory   to the   right   person, i
Besides   paying   big  commissions   to I
its   representative, it Bends   a present
worth   more  than   the  price of
Unique Monthly  to  every   subscriber
that is secured   by the representative.
Better  address  at   once   The Unique
Monthly. Depew Ruilding New York.
There's something in the want Column of The Miner that will interest
DO YOU   need   an experienced Bookkeeper   and    stenographer.      Write
W., Miner office.
PRIVATE rooms and   board.   Heated
throughout.    Use  of   bath.    Apply
Mrs. Rellly, one door above rostoffice.
_L**-| Itttloe oorner Ball and H'rout, rii.reiiii-
.nuIhoii���Lumber, otslluig, Mooring, and ovuf*,
thing In wood for building purpurea. Uei ou,
price*.   Correspondence solicited.
PHUllNrt & Co.- linker direct,  Nelson-
���   Wholesale dealers tu fresh and curat
lueats.   Cold Hun-aae.
WK8T    KOOTKNAY.    liU-1'OJtKlt    (JO.-
Bafcer Sireel, Nelson-Wholesale deal
ers In fresh and cured meats.
Btreet, Nelson -- Wholesale iI.niIiiih Ii
hardware, miners' supplies, sporiing goods,
M-l.M'HI.AN HltUri. (Successors to Vancouver Hardware Co. Ltd.) llaker Btreet,
Nelson��� H holcHulo dealora in hardware aud
mining supplies, plumbers' and tinsmiths' supplies.	
Xl paints, oils and glsss; uiecharlcs' tools.
Agonts for Ontario Powder Works; if a iiniie
IIIUHNKK, BKKTON fc Co.-Cornor Vernon
X. and Josephine Btreots, Nelson���Whcle
sale dealers in liquors, oigars, and dry goods.
Agents for Pabst Browing Co. of MUwaukii
and Calgary Brewing Co of Calgary.
_.     WILL PAY 85 a month for piano.   No
'    children, best care, also  wanted   to
WAITED.���A girl for general housework:   Apply  Mrs. Sawyer on Mill
buy a bed room set.
O. II. Frederiok,
B. C.
Lot 12 in Block a, in the City of Nelson,
with stone and brick block thereon, commonly known as the Houston Block. Said
lot having a frontage of 50 feet on  Baker
Street and a frontage of 120 feet on Jo?e
phine Street, w'P.h 16 foot lane at  rear,
be Sold by Public Auction subject to a reserve bid, on Monday, the 18th Day of
February A. D. 1901, at the hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon sharp, on the Northeast corner of Josephine and Baker Sts.,
Nelson, B. C.
Terms: $5,000 cash at lime of sale,
one-half of balance of purchase price on or
before 30 days from date of sale, and other
one-half of said balance, on or before 60
days from date of sale.
All rents and other earnings of said
property will be received by vendors until
full purchase price is paid. Further terms
and conditions will be made known at time
of sale or upon application to
and masquerade costumes made and
rented.    Green's    tenement   in  alley
between Josephine and Hall.
HUDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholusalo gruM-rie-
and liquors etc.. Bakor m root. Nelson.
\j   Fro-xt and Hall Btreotu, Nelson
sole dealers   n wines lease and '
domestic and imported oigars.
bulk), and
JY. GRIFFIN 4 CO,���Corner Vornon am
���   Josephine Streets, Nelson ��� Wholesali
dealers In provlslo-
nred ae ts, butter ane
The Royal Bank of Canada.
Incorporated 1869.
cnDlial Antiioriieii,    .    .   ��-i,oo*>,��*e*-'.eo | capital Paid-up,    .   .   .    ���-i.otte.eee.ef
���est, ���i.tM.eee.eo
Hoard of Mntlan    Thomas B. Kenny, President;  Thomas Ritchie, Vice-President.
Wiley Smith. H. G, Hauld, Hon. David HaoKeen.
Bead oaiee, Halifax:
General Manager, Edson L, Pease, Montreal.       _ _
Superintendent of Branches, and Secretary, W. B. Torrance, Halifax.
Brauchr��� !
Nova   Scotia- Halifax   Branch,   Antigonish,
Bridgewater, Uuysboro. Londonderry, Lunenburg. Maitland (Hants Co.), Pictou, Port
Hnwkosbury, Sydney. Bhnbenaoadie.Truro,
New    Brnaawlek ��� Bathurst,     Dorchester,
Frederieton, Kingston (Kent Co.), Mono
ton, Newcastle, Faekville, St, Jnliu.Woodstock*
P. E. Island���Charlottetown, Summenride.
The white cloth and white flannel
Waists, with a colored dot or stripe, art
just now in marked favor.
t'rspe scarfs for neckwear art lacreas-
lng iu beauty aud In softness of coloring.
They are pretty and becoming.
Tentative efforts are again being made
in favor of Bomewhst shorter skirts, but
no one enn make an absolute prophecy
concerning tbem.
Some women and girls are wearing
around their uecks a bit ot wbltt illusion
high up, just inside the stock, so that it
gives a line of white around the neck snd
ties in a jaunty littls bow at the back.
Short, pretty aud convenient neck furs
are merely brand bands of fur fastened
witb clusters ot short tails at the front
and with a high ruff of some rich shade
of velvet, often of a brilliaut hue, at the
l-'ashlonsble fur trimmings art still of
table, mink, marten or other tails, hanging like a deep fringe from yokes, square
tailor shaped collars tod pelerine points
or stole shaped fronts of velvet, trimmed
with chenille nnd fur en applique.
There are new graceful models In both
five and seven gond tklrtt, the btckt cut
to conform to the latest manner of adjusting a certain amount of fullntta at
the back in one very deep bei plait, la
two narrower ones, or in a number of.
long tucks or French thlrringa very closely massed.
Apple green, * rich shade of reddish
plum color, rose color and Jet black velvets arc much In evidence as ectettorlte
on evening tollett ot cream or Ivory white
sstln, crept de ehlne or net ever tafeta
silk. Tht velvet decorations are almost
covered with cut work in tatla or point
applique lace.
Soil and location will change the appearance of fruit and also the quality.
Mixed husbandry in gardening and
fruit growing is necessary to tht best
Whenever water Is given to houso
plants, enough should be given to wtt tht
toil thoroughly.
In pruning trees of any kind it is better
to hsvt out strong branch than two or
three weak ones.
A. small, vigorous tree with copious
roots when first set out will be a good
besting tree sooner than a large ont with
mutilated roots.
Manure should never be placed la close
contact with a tret when letting it out
If used, the better plan is to mix tht manure thoroughly with the soil.
If when trees are received they ere
dried and shriveled, they may be made
plump agsin by covering them completely
with moist earth for several days.
One advantage in keeping a young tree
staked is that It leads to the formation of
clean, straight stems, these in their turn
being conducive to the growth ef good,
open heads.���Exchange.
Mark Twain's record up to date I* 22
volumes, and those are soon to be Issued
by a London publisher In a uniform edition.
Some one asked St. Qaudent why victory was always represented by a female
figure. "You are a bachelor, I suppose,"
replied the sculptor.
Elizabeth Gardner is considered the
greatest woman figure painter in America. Some years ago she won the gold
medal of the Salon In Paris for her painting called "Innocence."
Mile. Serao, the new Italian literary
celebrity, It described by 1 Paris correspondent to have "the head ef Baltic,
with beetling brows, black Latin ox eyes
and no neck to speak of."
Thomas Sidney Cooper, the .English
artist, entered upon hit nlnety-sevtnth
year the other day. He has been an exhibitor it the Royal academy since 1833
���four years before the queen cime to th*
throne���and he has not yet joined the
ranks of the retired R. A.'s, for several
of hit works were to bt seen in the recent exhibition it Burlington House.
aaetiee���Montreal (City Offlco), Montreal
West Knit (Cor. Notre Dame and Seigneurs Streets); Westtnount (Cor. Greem
Avenue and Ht, Catharines Street.
Nrwroaiadlnnd- Ht. John's.
Cuba, West ladles���Havana.
���United males-New York (16 Kxchange Place
Republic, Wash.
Grand   Forks, Nanaimo, Nolson,   Rossland,     inconver,
Vancouver East End, Viotoria.
flerreiaetadeajti t
Canarda-Merohanti Bank of Canada.   ���ottoa-Natlonal Shawmut IBank.  Chicago��� Illinois
Trust and Sa\ lngs Bank,  tea Praaelsea���First National Bank.   London,  Kng. - Bank ol
Scotland.   Paris, France���Credit Lyonnaia.   Beraaoda-Hank of Reminds.   China and Jn
paa���Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.    Hpokanc-Uld National Bank.
Oeneial Banking Business Transacted; Starling Bills ot Exchange  Bought
aad Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on tbe most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd. Manager, Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, B. C.
The Canadian Bank, of Commerce
Witb Which Is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid up   Capital,   88,000,000;   Reserve   Fund,   $2,000,000;
AKKreirate Resources Over 805,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, Preeident.      B. S. WALKER, General Manager.
London Olllce: 6e Lombard Street, E. C.
New Vork Olllce*, 16 Exetmage Mae*.
And 68 branches in Canada and the United States, lnolndlng:
ftiSeaooK       %S?S��� ^TwasTMiNsraa jSvaa
i-BANBRooa.       ���?.*'!,-rr.- hossland Viotoria
Savings Bank Department
Depoalls Received and Interest Allowed.  Present Bate 8 Per Cent
Nelson Branch. GKANG-E V. M0I/F, Mawiger.
1 m%��4t��9��m��9i>m.��
Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of the
Dominion Parliament, 65 and 64 Victoria, Chapter 103
and Chapter 104, the name of
will  be changed to
" TOe TRo^al Bank ot Canafca"
a^MB^iaam^aaaJaaBVa-aiasMaiMaaaaaaa^rfam^iMiM i   ���    i i xmmsmm���
from and after
the Second day of January,  1901.
General Manager.
Halifax. 1st November, 1900.
We must have room for our Spring  Stock of
and in order to do so we will give special quotations for the
for the next 30 days.    We have the finest line of
Picture Framing and Room Moulding In the City
Stga Palntlnjf and Interior Decorating a Specialty
Josephine   Street,       ���    '  - ���     Opposite   Clarke    Hotel
Great crises make great men.
The men who succeed are generally
ahead ot time.
Artistic diplomacy is to say nothing
and say It well.
Politics should be less a matter ot party thnn principle.
The plaudits and love of a child art
greater than the praise of a statesman.
The state of matrimony, like the stnts
of Vermont, Is very pleasant to enter
It Is very pleasant to be a hero, but a
continuous performance Is hard oa the
A naval officer should be content with
the honors that come to him in hit profession.
We may ask courtesies from acquaintances, but favors should come at the
bands ot friends.
Many a man has been made a good
citizen by being soundly thrashed when
he needed it.���Kansas City Independent.
Children should be taught to tay
"Thank you" as soon as they can speak.
A child should be taught to take care
of his own clothes, as well as to bt neat
In putting away hit toys and kttping his
small possessions in order.
Try honey Instead of sugar for delicate
children. Many can take It who cannot
digest sugar. Use It for sweetening milk
puddings or porridge, Indeed Just ��t yon
would sugar.
A child thould be taught to gargle M
i-erly as possible, and should never be si
lowed to be "stubborn" about taking
medicine, for disobedience In this respect
is not infrequently a risk of life.
It is a sign ot weakness to venomously
hate people.
Women have the most to wear, but
men have the most to eat.
Don't depend on the future too much.
There Is a funeral In store tor every on*
in the future.
When a man says he wsnts work, he
does not always mean that he Is willing
to do the work ht is capable of doing at
tbe msrket price.
In families where they don't put np any
fruit one of tht ehlldrtn it stnt around
the corner for canned peachts whtnevtr
company nntipeettdly oomtf.���AtohUoo
Oleba.         _	 ���QMKsaaWMB pppHaW.'
J. K
Nolson, 11. C.
City Clerk.
Februarv 5th, 11(01.
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF j ��"-���������"> ot  8 o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock
NELSON. lp' ra
(BY-LAW NO. 87.)
A By-law to raise  179,000 for the purpose of paying off advance mnde by
Hank   of   Montreal   ou   Debentures
hypothecated. *
WHEREAS By-laws Nos. (ia, 09, 70,
71, and 12 of tlie by-laws of the City
of Nelson being respectively il by law
to raise 115,000.00 to extend the water
works syHtem.a bylaw to raise 815,000.-
DO to extent! uml improve the electric
light system,u by-law to raise 130,000.
Ill) to extend the Sewerage system,a bylaw to ruise S'-O.OOO.oi) to improve the
streets within the City of Nelson anil
a by law to raise(6,000,00 for purchasing a road making   plant  were duly
passed, nnd debentures issued thereunder for the respective sums mentioned in snid by-laws in all   the sum
of 170,000,00, but suiii debentures so
issued remain unsold.
And whereas suid debentures so
issued uml unsol'l were hypothecated
to the Hank of Montreal as security
for an'advance thereon of 170,000 for
the purposes ill the snid by-laws recited.
And   whereas   a   petition hns   been
(BY LAW NO 88.)
A Bylaw to raise 831,000 to pay over
draft due the Bank of Montreal and
accumulated interest.
WHEREAS, n petition has been pre-
" j scnted to the said   Municipal   council
of the corporation of   the City of Nelson signed by tlio owners  of at   least
one-tenth   of   the   value of   the   real
property in the said city, ns shown by
the lust   revised   assessment   roll, requesting the said council to introduce
u by-law to raise the  sum of   twenty-
one thousand ($31, ono. 00)dollara for the
purpose of paying off the indebtedness
due by tbe City of Nelson of the Hank
of Montreal by way of overdraft -and
accumulated interest.
Wliereas, it is deemed   expedient to
borrow   the   said   sum of   twenty-one
thousand (831,000.00) dollars (which Is
the amount of the debt Intended to be
created   by this   by-law) for the  pur-
presented to the Municipal   couneifof , P"f a aforesaid,
the corporation of   the   City   of   Nel- I     A'!1*   "'hereus, the   amount   of   the
son, signed   by the   owners of at leust. whole rateable real   property   of   the
one-tenth of the val
In tlie said eity
revised   assessment     roll,   requesting
the said council to introduce a by-law
to raise the sum of seventy-nine thou-
land($79,00000(dollars forthe purposes
luo of the property I B***** o"'- aeoording to the last revised
shown  by the last 5Me*i8'nul,t ���" is ��w  IDlllj0�����,Bl,;.V-
hve thousand, four   hundred   (83,005,-
400,00) dollars.
And Wliereas, it will   be   necessary
to raise annually   by rate the   sura of
oT^.n^a"tZ'\ttS6bieAB^\^^ i fl.808-<��> *<�� paying'the said debt and
Bank of Montreal and mteiest thereon   interest. y
Now, therefore, the Municipal ooun-
cil of thu corporation of the City of
Nelson in eoui.cil assembled, enacts as
1, It shall und may be lawful for
the mayor of the coiporation of the
City of Nel.-on to borrow, upon the
credit of the said corporation, by way
for which said debentures are so
And whereas1 it is deemed expedient
to borrow the sum of seveiity-nino
thousand (S79.000.ou) dollars (which is
the amount of the debt intended to be
created by this by-law) for the purposes aforesaid. ,       , , .       , .��� ,       ,
And   whereas,   the   amount   of   the |ot debentures   hereinafter mentioned.
whole rateuble real property of the
said city, according to the last revised assessment roll, is two million,
sixty-five thousand, four hundred
($3,005-,400.00) dollars.
And. whereas, it will be necessary to
rii.se annually by rate the sum of
($0794.00) dollars for paying the said'
debt and interest.
Now, therefore, tlie Municipal council of the corporation of the City of
Nelson in council assembled, enacts
as follows:
1. It shall and may be lawful for
the mayor of the corporation of the.)
City of Nelson to borrow, upon the
credit of the said corporation, by way
of debentures hereinafter mentioned,
from any person or persons, body or
bodies corporate, who may lie willing
to advance the same us a loan, a sum
of money not exceeding on the whole
the su'n of seventy-nine
thousand (S79,ooo.()i)) dollars, and to
cause all such sums so raised or received to be paid into the hands of
the treasurer of the said corporation,
for the purpose and with the object
hereinbefore recited.
3. It shall be lawful for the mayor
of tbe said corporation to canse any
number of debentures to be made, executed and issued for such sum or
sums as may be required for the purpose and object aforesaid, not exceeding, however, the sum of seventy-nine
thousand (879,0011.00)dollars;each of the
said debentures being of the denomination ol one thousand($1000 OOldollars
and all such debentures shall be sealed with the seal of the corporation
and signed by the mayor thereof.
3. The said debentures shall bear
date the first day of April, A. D.
1901, and shall be made payable in 3(1
years from the said date, in lawful
money of Canada, at the office of the
Bank'of Montreal in Nelson aforesaid,
which said place of payment shall be
designated by the suid debentures,and
shall have attached to the coupons
for the payment of interest, and the
signatures to the interest coupons may
be either written, stumped, printed or
4. The said debentures shall bear
interest at the rate of live per cent per
annum from the date thereof, which
interest shall be payable semi-annually at fhe said office of the Bank of
Montreal in Nelson aforesaid, in lawful money of Canada, on the first day of
April and the first duy of October
respectively, in each year during tbe
currencythercof, and shall be expressed in said debentures and coupons to
be so payable.
5. It shall be lawful for the mayor
of said corporation to negotiate und
sell the said debentures or any of
them for less than par; but in no case
shall the said debentures or any of
them be negotiated or sold for less
than ninety-five per centum of their
face value, including the cost of negotiating and sale, brokerage and other
incidental expenses.
0. There shall be raised and levied
in each year during the currency of
said debentures the sum of thirty-
nine hundred and fifty dollars(83,950.-
O0)for the payment of interest and the
sum of twenty-eight hundred and forty four dollars ($2,814.00) forthe payment of the debt due under the said
debentures by a rate sufficient therefor on all the rateable land in the
said municipality.
7. It shall be lawful for the said
municipal council to re-purchase any
of the said debentures upon such
terms as may be agreed upon with the
legal holder or holders thereof, or
any part thereof, either at the time
of sale or any subsequent time or
times, and all debentures so re-purchased shall forthwith be cancelled
and destroyed, and no re-issues of
debentures so repurchased shall be
made in consequence of such re-purchase.
8. This by-law shall take effect on
the date   of the final passage thereof.
Done   and   passed   in council at the
City of Nelson on the        day of
, A. D.  1901.
Take notice thnt the above is a true
copy of the proposed by-law upon
which the vote of the electors of the
Municipality will betaken: For tlie
East Ward at the City Police court,
on the east side of Josephine street,
between Baker and Victoria streets;
for the West Ward at the office of
Ward Brothers, on the north side of
Baker street, between Stanley arid
Kootenay streets, in the City of Nelson, on Tuesday, the nineteenth day
ot  February,   instant,  between  the
OverbMd a great aurora,
Flaahlng all among the atari.
From Ita wide arch in the norlhward
Flinging up Id opal tiara.
Bound the dim lights of ihe city,
Diatant Bound ul hurp and Bong,
Sat we In the shatlowril garden
Speaking of our parting long,
Wondering of the unknown future.
What for ua It held In mure���
Sweetest meeting like the present
Or farewell for evermore;
Whether, with earth's Ilghta around us,
We ahould clasp c&ch other'B band,
Or, beyond these narrow limits,
In yon vaat myBterlous land,
Spirit met with spirit, knit up
Threads of life Ihut liroke below.
Telling in eaeh other's bosom
All the trouble and the woe,
Happy In the recollection
Of the fated hour we met,
Perfect love and peare succeeding
Every longing snd regret.
���T. F. Johnston in Chambers' Journal.
The Committee Was a Pretty
Girl, and Sho Entertained
the Strang-er Admirably.
from any person or persons, body or
bodies corporate, who may be willing
to advance the same as a loan, a sum
of money not exceeding the whole,
the sum of twenty-one thousand ($21,-
0011.00) iliilluis.uml to cause all sums so
raised or received to be paid into the
hands of the treasurer of the said corporation, for the purpose and with
the object hereinbefore recited.
2. lt shall be lawful for the mayor
of the suid corporation to cause any
number of debentures to be made, executed and issued for sujh sura or
sums as may be required for the purpose und object aforesaid, not exceeding, however, the sum of twenty-one
thousand($21,000.00)dollars;eachof the
suid debentures of the denomination
of one thousand dollars($l,000.00) and
all such debentures shall be sealed
with the seal of the corporation and
signed by the mayor thereof.
3. The said debentures shall bear
date Ihe first duy of April, A. D.
1901, and shall be made payable in 20
years from the said date, in lawful
money of Canada, at the office of the
Bank of Montreal in Nelson aforesaid,
which suid place of payment shall be
designated by the suid debentures,
and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of interest, and
the signatures to the interest coupons
may be either written,stamped, printed or lithographed.
��� 4. The said debentures shall bear
interest at the rate of five per centum
per annum from the date thereof,
which interest shall be payable semi-
annuully at the said office of tbe Bank
of Montreal in Nelson aforesaid, in
lawful money of Canada, on the 1st
day of Apri 1 and the 1st day of October respectively, in each year during the currency thereof, and shall be
expiessed in said debentures and coupons t" be so payable.
5. It shall be lawful for the mayor
of said corporation to negotiate and
sell the said debentures or any of
them for less than par; but in no case
shall the suid debentures or any of
them be negotiated or sold for less
* nan ninety-live pei centum of their
lace value, including the cost of negotiating and sale, brokerage and
other incidental expenses,
0. There shall be raised and levied
in each year during the currency of
said debentures the sum of ten hundred and fifty dollars, ($1,050.00)for the
payment ot interest and the sum of
seven hundred and fifty-six ($750.00)
dollars for the payment of the
debt due under the said debentures
by a rate suflicient therefor on all the
rateable land in said municipality.
7. It shall be lawful for the said
Municipal council to re-purchase any
of the said debentures upon such
terms as may be agreed upon with the
legal holder or holders thereof, or any
part thereof, either at the time of sale
or any subsequent time or times, and
all debentures so re-purchased shall
forthwith be cancelled and destroyed,
and no re-issue of debentuies so repurchased shall be made in consequence of such re-purchase.
8. This by-law shall take effect on
the   day of the final   passage thereof,
Done and passed in Council at the
City of Nelson on the day of
, A.  D. lflOl.
Take notice that the above is a true
copy of the proposed by-law upon
which the vote of the electors of the
Municipality will betaken: Forthe
East Ward at the City Police court,
on the east side of Josephine street,
between Baker nnd Victoria streets;
for the West Wurd at the office of
Ward Brothers on the north side of
Baker street, between Stanley and
Kootenay streets, in the City of Nelson, on Tuesday, the nineteenth day
of February, between the hours of 8
o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. in.
City Clerk.
Nelson, B. C, February 5th, 1901.
Bakrr Street.
h ol Estate and insurance Agents.
Three lots and bungalow, 5 rooms
nnd bathroom, with all modern improvements, electric light fixtures
complete, good locality, good view.
.Situation. Hoover Street, near Josephine.    Easy terms.
Lot (1, Block 5, Bogustown, with 5-
roomed house, new, $950.
Mill Street���Lot and 6-roomed house
with bathroom, modern conveniences,
plumbing complete, $1900: ix rent for
$25 per month.
fmmmysm) s;sif H|����"*B>|f��y��T
The well built young man who stood at
the hotel entrance was evidently a
stranger in the city. He looked about
him with a strong suggestion of curiosity. Anon he stared upward at the unwonted mingling of siiioke nnd skyscrapers.
This observant young man's name wns
Jack Holbrook. He was n New Eng-
lander, a Harvard man, a mining engineer, and this wns his first visit west of
Albany. He had come to Cleveland ut
the earnest and oft repeuted Invitation of
his college mute and very denr friend,
Tom Plympton, and he hnd arrived a
day ahead of time. He had meant to
stop at Buffalo for a few hours' conference with a mining expert, but ou the
train had received a telegram from hjra
stating that he hnd suddenly been called
to Toronto in connection with an important legal case and asking him to deter
his Buffalo visit. So Jack had come
straight through to Cleveland, and, being of a slightly diffident disposition, hnd
gone to a hotel instead of proceeding at
once to his friend's home. At the hotel
he had telephoned and asked for his
friend, but the servant who answered
his call stated that Mr. Tom had gono
to Akron, but would return late In tho
afternoon. Thereupon he had spelled
out his name for the domestic and added
the name of the hotel, the maid promising to deliver both name and address to
Tom as soon as he returned.
Then Jack strolled out in front ot the
big hostelry and watched the tide of humanity stream by. The tide presented
some new types to Jack's observant eyes
and the time slipped away rapidly as be
watched them. Presently he became
aware that a smartly dressed young woman was regarding him with some degree of intentness. She was a pretty
girl, with laughing black eyes, and those
eyes were fixed upon Jack with a quizzical Interest. She passed him and then
came back. As she neared him sho
swung in a little closer.
"Pardon me," she said with much
gravity, "but am I mistaken in assuming
that you are a stranger in townV"
Her voice was low and musical and
very pleasant to the ear, and Jack was
still more firmly convinced of her ex
trcme degree of prcttiness. Both these
facts firmly Impressed themselves upon
his mind, ulthough he was quite stuuued
for the moment by the unexpected en
"I am a stranger in this particular
city," he managed to reply, "but not en
tirely a stranger to eity ways."
"It is evident," snid the young woman,
with an increase of gravity, "that you
read tha newspapers."
"It Is a hnbit that I have never attempted to conceal," said Jack.
There was a moment's silence.
The young woman had, as It were,
mesmerized Jnck Into an uncouscious endeavor to keep step with her as she
slowly moved toward the avenue.
"You look," she said, "like an honest
young man."
"Honesty, like beauty," commented
Jack, "is sometimes but skin deep. The
fact is, I am really an accomplished pickpocket. Perhups you will kindly notice
the shabby looking man who is apparently absorbed in the jeweler's window
across the way? That's a famous detective who is dogging my footsteps."
"I sec," snid the pretty girl with a
charming smile, "that you are a humorist
as well as a pi-1:pocket It is a pleasant
recreation and i.i ii:nc 1 think you would
shine at it. 'But pinion me, Mr. Pickpocket, if I briefly digress. As you ure
a stranger in town you cannot bo expected to know anything about our customs. Kindly understand, then, that I
am an active member of an organization
ot Cleveland women who are banded together for the purpose of extending the
hospitalities of our city to all worthy sojourners within its gates. Wo are expected to meet strangers and impress
them with our city's beauties."
Diffident Jack boldly interrupted her.
"You have certainly impressed me with
one of them," he said. "1 don't tbiuk 1
care to see the others."
The smiling young woman slightly
"When the stranger happens to bo
young and good looking," she said, "one
of the younger members of the committee on transients is sent to proselyte him.
For, you see, the prime object of the
committee is to win from him a promise
to become a good Clevelander. I might
add that the scheme Is strongly indorsed
by the sojourner committee of our revered chamber of commerce."
"Which reflects great credit on the
chamber's good taste," said Jack the
Just what he thought of this remarkable adventure he could hardly tell. The
girl was certainly delightful, even If her
explanation was a trifle labored. He
would see the adventure through.
"And, now for luncheon," said the
black eyed committee of one, as she led
him, still wondering, Into a well nppoiut-
ed restaurant and ordered a toothsome
light repast. And as they sat facing each
other she drew bim out by degrees until
diffident Jack was telling freely about
hie recent trip up tbe Orinoco end his
shipwreck on tbe Venezuelan coast.
Jack wm a keen observer and a clave*
story toller, and his audience of one
somehow drew out the best there was in
him. He noticed that his companion exchanged bows with several of the Indies
nnd gentlemen who passed in and out of
the dining room, and it struck him that
she must be a young woman of some social eminence. This Impression was further strengthened by the deference with
which the proprietor of the place bowed
to her as she passed to the cashier's
"The committee pays all the bills," sho
had said to Jack, aud he was forced to
rest content. "I tnko It for granted,"
she added to him when they reached the
sidewalk, "that you bave no other engagement for tho afternoon?"
"It is your privilege to take anything
you please for granted," said tbe gallant
"Then, as It Is Wednesday afternoon,
wo will attend the matinee at the opera
house," said the black eyed committee.
"I hare the Beats," she quickly added,
and thus headed off any move Jack
might have made toward the box office.
The play was a pretty comedy, a newly Imported London success, and Jack
enjoyed its wit and raillery to the utmost. No doubt his enjoyment was
much increased by the presence of his
charming and sympathetic companion.
She smiled over all the good things that
he did, catching the witty points as fast
as they were uttered, and her merry
comments were quite as good as the dialogue.
And Jack felt that he couldn't be too
grateful to her for not Insisting upon tbe
right to assume the seat next the aisle.
It was during the intermission preceding Ihe lust act that the committee suddenly snid:
"I declare if the Hunrjerfords aren't
coming over to speak to us!"
"Yes, yes; here they come. See here;
we must pretend that we are old
"All right," said Jack. "What's your
"Luclle.   And yours?"
And then the Hungerfords were at
hand. They smilingly greeted Jack's
committee and looked inquiringly at
Jack. There were two vacant seats ia
the row ahead, and these the Hunger-
fords took. Then Jack's committee
caught a peculiar gleam in pretty Mrs.
Hungcrford's eye.
"Oh, excuse me!" she murmured. "1
forgot that you had been sway. You
haven't met Jack, have you? Jack, this
is Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hungerford."
"Oh, yes," snid Jack the diffident as he
smiled and bowed, "I really feel as if 1
ought to know you. Lucile mentioned
your mimes several times when she
wrote. Are congratulations a little late?"
"Rather," said the male Hungerford,
"the happy event took place some six
months ngo."
"I think," snid Jack, without a trace
of embarrassment, "that your happy
faces made me forget that you were not
still in the lirst quarter of the honeymoon."
"That's very nice," Bald pretty Mrs.
Hungerford, with n little nod of thanks.
Then she looked at Luclle, and If ever
a wuiuan's glance asked "Is this the favored youth?" little Mrs. Hungerford's
asked it at that moment.
"Stop here long?" inquired the male
"Only through the last act," replied
"1 mean In Cleveland."
"1 don't know, I'm in tha bands of
the committee."
Tall Bob Hungerford looked a little
astonished at the reply, and Lucile
"That's the latest eastern slang," she
said. "Jack Is an adept at slang. It
isn't so bad either, is it���'in the hands
of the committee?'"
And just then tbe curtain went up.
���   When Jack and his committee filed out
of the house, Lucile suddenly giggled.
"Those stupid Hungerfords gave me a
bad five minutes," she said, "but I
rather think I sent them away eating
their hearts out with curiosity."
"I wonder why you didn't tell them all
about the committee and its noble work,"
suid honest Jack.
But the committee only giggled.
"How would you like to ride behind a
good horse?" she inquired a moment later.
"Why not?" quoth reckless Jack.
And, lo! as if by magic, a tall dogcart
drawn by a mettlesome black horse, appeared beside them, a drab coated driver
stepped out and banded the reins to the
young woman, and a moment later she
and Jack were speeding away toward the
suburbs. It was a most delightful 40
minutes' ride, and then the tall cart war
suddenly drawn up in front of a handsome residence as a young man came
running down the steps.
It was Tom.
"Jack!" he cried ns he gripped an outstretched hand. Then he added, "I see
Tricksy found you all right."
"Tricksy!" gasped Jack.
Then he remembered that Tom had occasionally mentioned a sister, and somehow he had formed the impression that
she was a fence climbing holden in clipped cufls and extremely short skirts-
just a scatter brained, romping child.
And this lovely girl was the real Tricksy.
What a blooming idiot he had been not to
guess it before!
"No wonder she found you," continued
Tom. "She's stolen all my photos of you
nnd stuck them up all over her room-
Jack In football togs over the mantel,
Jack starting for the Orinoco on the
dresser, Jack"���
"Tom," cried the blushing Lucile,
"you're horrid!" Then she turned to
"The committee on reception will take
n brief recess," she laughed.
"Make it very brief," said diffident
"What fresh nonsense has Luclle been
up to?" cried puzzled Tom.
But Jnck only chuckled.��� Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
She Waa Immune.
Shortly after the death of Robert In-
gersoll a little party were discussing the
man and his life in a private parlor. Finally, after much talk, a rigid church
member exclaimed: "Oh, Isn't this wave
of doubt sweeping over the country a
drendful thing? Do you not shrink from
the attacks of this horrible agnosticism?"
"Pshaw, no," replied a gentle little woman. "I have been exposed to everything
and never took a disease In my life. No,
Indeed. I would not be a bit afraid of It
If it broke out here."���Louisville Times.
Perish Ihe Tliougbt.
She���Promise me that If I die yon wilt
never marry again.
He���Whatl Aud let people think my
dear little Bret wlfey was inch a terror
Ceylon and India Tea
To get clean GREEN tea use the machine-made tea
of Ceylon and India- It contains no adulterants, no
sticks, no willow leaves���it's all tea*
The same is true of BLACK-
Pursuant   to   the    "Creditors'   Trust
Deeds Act" and   Amending Acts.
Notice is hereby given that John
Leask and Francis C. Rankin, carrying on business in tbe town of Cranbrook iu the Province of liritish Columbia, as tailors and men's outfitters
under the firm and style of Lcnsk tit
Rankin, by deed of assignment for the
benefit of creditors, bearing date the
7th day of January, 1001, made in
pursuance of the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and amending acts, huve
granted and assigned unto Creighton
Boss Palmer, of Cranbrook, Britisli
Columbia, clerk, all the personal estate, credits and effects of the said
John Leask aud Francis G. Kankin,
and of each of them (both partnership
and private) whicli may be seized
and sold under execution and all their
real estate and of each of tbcm in
trust to pay the creditors of tlie said
Leask tit Rankin, ratably a.id proportionately their just claims without
preference or priority uccording to
The said deed of assignment was executed by tne said John Leask and
Francis C. Rankin, on the 7th duy of
January, 1901, and by the said Creighton Ross Palmer on the Uth day of
January, 1001.
All persons having claims against
the Bald Leask St Rankin nre required
to file with the trustee on or before
the 36th day of January, 1901, full
particulars of their claims duly verified, and tbe natures of the securities,
if any, held by them.
And notice is hereby given that after the said ���.Mlth day of January 1001,
the trustee will proceed to distribute the assets of the estate among
the parties entitled thereto, having
regard to the claims only of which he
then shall have bad notice and that
he will not be responsible for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose
claim he shall not then have had notice.
A meeting of the creditors will be
held on Saturday the 26th day ol January, 1901, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the offices of W. F. Curd,
solicitor, Baker street, Cranbrook,
B.   C.
Dated at Cranbrook, this 11th day
of January, 1001.
���Solicitor for the Trustee.
Coal and Wood.
Agents Imperial Oil Oo. Ltd.
Blairmore Coal,    -    $6.75
Crow's  Nest  Coal,   $6.15
Anthracite,    -     -    $10.75
No order can be accepted unless
accompanied by cash.
Office Corner Hall and Baker Streets.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Nel .on. B. C.
Caveats, Designs, Copyrights and
Trade Marks obtained iu Canada
and all foreign countries.
Room il. Bank of British North
America, Hustings Street, Vancouver.
Will pay the highest cash price for al)
kinds of second hand goods. Will buy
or sell anything from an anchor to a
needle. Furniture, stoves, oarperts,
cooking utensils, bought in household
qnantities. Also oast off clothing.
Call and aee ma or write. Address
Silver King Mike, Box 300. Ht��ll
Street. Nel"on. P. CI.
Baker Street,
NELSON.   -   -   B.C.
A. R. BARROW, a. m. l o.e
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Oorner Viotoria and Kootenay Sts.
P. O. Box 868. Telephone No. 95
Civil Engineers and Provincial Land
*��. O. Box 1/��
nolson  B. n
By the week from $5 to $6.
By the day Si.oo,
Close connection East and Westbound at Spokane witbtrains of the
trains of tlie Spokane Falls und Northern Railway.
Direct connection at St. Paul without change of depot with all trains for
Chicago, Toronto. Montreal, New York
and all points West and South.
Leaves Spokane daily for East at 10:15 a.m
Loaves Spokane daily lor West at 7:45 pm
West-bound trains make direct con*
nection for Victoria and Vancouver
Portland, San Francisco, and all points
on the Sound,
During the season of navigation East
bound trains connect at Duluth with
the magnificent steamships North West
and North-Land of theNorthern Steamship Company Line, operated in connection with the Great Northern Railway.
For fuither information, mane, folders, etc., apply to any agent of Spokane
Falls & Northern Ry., Kaslo & Slocan
Ry., Kootei ai Railway tit Navigation
Co., or to
Geul. Pass. & Tkt. Agt.   Gom'cl Agt.
8t Paul, Min      Spokane. Wash
that I didn't dan to?   NmrJ-Harlem' Jf V, OLAUGEUN.   PrOD
Pursuant   to   the   "Creditors'   Trust
Deeds Act" and Amending Acts.
Notice is hereby given that George
Bremner, carrying on business on
Baker street in the town of Cranbrook
in the Province of British Columbia, under the firm and style of
George Bremner tit Son, as general
merchants, by deed of assignment for
the benelit of creditors, bearing date
of the 10th day of January, 1901, made
in pursuance of the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and amending acts has
granted and assigned unto Bobert Edward Sherlock, of Lethbridge, Alberta,
North West TeiritorieB, merchant, all
his personal estate,credits and effects,
which may be seized and sold under
execution and all his real estate, In
trust to pay the creditors of the Bald
George Bremner & Son, ratably and
proportionately their just claims without preference or priority according to
The said deed of assignment was
executed by the said George Bremner
and the baid Bobert Edward Sherlock on the 10     .'ay of January, 1901.
All persons h.ving claims against
the said George Bremner &Son are
required to file wi'h the assignee full
particulars of their claims duly verified, and the nature of tbe securities if
any held by them, on or before the
2*th day of January,   A. D. 1901.
And notice is hereby given that after tbe said 28th day of January, 1901,
the assignee will proceed to distribute
the assets of the estate among tbe
parties entitled thereto, having regard
to the claims only of which the assignee shall then have had notice, and
that the said assignee will not be responsible for tbe assets, or any part
thereof, so distributed to any person
or persons, firm or corporation, of
whose debt or claim he shall not then
huve had notice.
A meeting of the creditors will be
held on Monday the 28th day of Jan-
uay, A. D. 1001, in the premises of
the said debtor, Baker street, Cranbrook, B. C , at the hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated at Cranbrook this 14th day
of January, A. D. 1901.
Solic*'nr for the Assigne.
H. & M. BIRD
Agents (or Eureka niner.l Wool and
Asbestos  Co.
Insurance Go. of North America, Mutual Life
Insurance Co., ot New York, Quebec
Fire Assurance Go.
Two good, level lots on  Nelson
avenue,   Bogustown 8375 00
Mrs.   Snowden's  residence   on
Robson street
50-foot corner on Latimer St... 525 00
Two 25-foot   lots   in   Blook   40
Latimer   street  500 00
Cottage on  Stanley  street 815 00
4-Roomed cottage   on   corner of
Ward and Gore Streets  12 00
New house on Water Street   15 00
Do you want some fine stationery���
letter paper and envelopes���with the
name of your home or "Nelson, B.
C," printed thereon? The Miner can
supply you,
,. ���.j.iUS'.'T^'-
|^HHH|HHLW*W^^ Nelson Daily Miner, Friday, February 15, 1901
Prisoners Present a Plausible Excus;
For  Not Working.
There was a short-lived strike at
the provincial jail yesterday. A
bunch of prisoners ordered out for
hard labor on the roads refused to go
to work. A choice wns given them of
the work or the dark cells ami solitary confinement, a proposition which
the average man in confinement detests above everything else. Four of
the six kickers capitulated and earned
their rations for the day by the sweat
of their brows. The remaining two
were obdurate and are now undergoing the extra punishment laid down
for refractory prisoneis.
The difficulty arose over a mutter
of principle ou the part of the men
who made the kick. The wateiplpe
leading to the new registry olllce
froze during the cold spell, and when
watei was needed It could not be se-
enred. Mining Recorder Wright, who
is acting government agent during
the absence of Mr. Turner, went into
the matter and arranged with the city
officials that he should have a chain
gang do the work of taking up the
damaged section of pipe. Accordingly
six men wdre tolled off for the job and
went to work under tho direction of
Keeper McAlmon. Everything went
satisfactorily on the first day, but the
prisoners put their heads together and
decided to make a kick. Yesterday
morning tbe six were instructed to
tarn out for road work, and the win le
lot refused to obey orders on this
point. They objected to doing work
on the eity streets which should be
done by eity laborers. The men
claimed to be willing to work about
the jail o,r within the government
grounds, but didn't want to workout-
side lest corporation laborers should
bi robbed of the work legitimately
theirs. The authorities did not see
the force of the argument and would
not stand for disobedience to orders.
The ultimatum of prompt surrender
or tbe dark celle was made with the
results already indicated. However,
the work is   proceeding.
We have in itock choice teas from
India, Ceylon, China, and Japan. We
blend them to your taste. All prices
and qualities.    Kootenay Coffee Co.
.You shouldn't send out of town for
cards for yourself or your husband
until you see what The Miner can do
for you.
The most miserable beings in the
world are those Buffering from Ilys-
pepsia and Liver Complaint. More
than ievonty-five per cent, of the people In the Dominion are afflicted
with these two diseases and their
effects; snch a Sour Stomach, Sick
Headache, Habitual Costiveness, Palpitation of the Heart, Heart-burn,
Waterbrash, Gnawing Pains at the
Pit of Stomach, Yellow Skin, Coated
Tongue and Disagreeable Taste in
th Mouth, Coming up of Food After
Eav ��, Low Spirits, etc. Go to your
Druggist and get a bottle of August
Flower for 75 cents. Two doses will
relieve you. Try it. For sale by W.
F. Teetzel.
'  An ad. in The Miner  want  column
aiways bungs results.
This signature is on every box of the genuine
Laxative Bromo��Quiniae -^blets
the remedy tbat cus-es n c,crii fn ��lie cUa*V
Established 1895.   Here to Stay.
Our Celebrated Bread
delivered daily to any
part of the town. . . .
Try Our Scotch Short Bread,
Scones and Oat Cakes-
Telephone 210. P. 0. Box Oil.
Some Home Made Bread
Is as heavy as lead,
But mine iB as light as a feather;
If you buy it and eat it,
You will always greet it,
For you can stand all kinds of weather!
Telephone 261.
Mr* 9���r West of C.P.B. Offices.
Ladies' Night Dresses, 75c. to $1.00.
Corset Covers, 20c. to $1.75-
Lace and Embroidered Underskirts, 75c. to $12.00,
White Cambric Muslin, Nainsooks, Victoria Lawn,   Indian   Lin-     ^
ens,.White and Colored Organdies, Dimilies,   Fancy   Muslins,     XX
Plain and Dotted Swiss and Piques.
The Balance of our Stock of Ladies' Tailor-Made Costumes, Jackets, Capes, Skirts, at Reduced Prices.
A Big Shipment just received.     Some Choice Bargains in the lot.
FRED    IRVINE    &    CO.
For wood or hard or soft coal. ���
The   largest   line   carried   by
any firm in Canada. _
"Good   Cheer"   Ranges  and
Cook Stoves.    A complete line.
Call and be convinced that the only place to buy
Stoves  and   Ranges  at  the  right  prices  is  the
A Snap! For Sale, $2000 Cash
g}4 miles from Nelson, on Kootenay River; 77^
acres; l/2 mile river frontage,; 8 acres cleared; good
garden; apple trees bearing (10); strawberries' and
other small fruit; 6 buildings; good house, stable,
barn, root house; large hennery and runway; line
fenced; plenty of timber; creek; light wagon, and
rough timber. Also household effects���cook stove,
bedding, carpets, etc., and a quantity of carpenter's
tools. Large float, and when in place steamers will
stop in front of house.    Clear title.
R. W. DAY, Agent.
UTr^U^i^m^  A+is ^tU^uJ _
/U&tv %Z, /o x*tf^A fiffar ?*a4
f.Si // ' Si- AXAAT.A4.Mim
relatives afflicted with the Disease of Drunkenness ? We have
a sure cure which can be given
with or without the knowledge
of tbe patient. Send for particulars, enclosing 2 cent stamp
for reply. Address Dr. W. H.
Saunders St Co., Chicago, 111,
Our pictures have all the charm of
the person. They are true as life,
yet without the faults of nature.
Baker Street.
D."J, DEWAE, J. P.
Notary Publio,  Oonvojaucor.
House, 6 rooms, stone foundation,
good lot near car line, 81050. Good
value at 81250. -
House in Hume Addition, stone
foundation, large lot, good location,
82000, easy terms.
Large house on Carbonate and
Tosephine streets, 82250.
Property that rents for 8000 per annum, 83250. This is the best investment I have.
A rare chance to get Al Baker St.
property that will pay 20 per cent returns.
Houses to Let In all parts of the
; Loans, straight and  monthly   payments.
The Gait Coal office has
removed to the Ward Building, on Baker Street, two
doors west C.P.R. offices.
A full supply of Gait Coal
now on hand.
General Agent.
Tel. No. 265.
About that second band article of
yours. Von'll sell it if you'll advertise it in Tbe Miner want column.
" Soo Line
Also TOURIST OARS passing  Dun-
more Junction Tuesdays,  Thursdays,
Fridays and Sundays for St. Paul, Saturdays for- Montreal and Boston, Mondays and Wednesdays   for Toronto.
S.-iiie cars  pass  Revelstoke one  day
for  your  eastern  trip is to see
your ticket reads via Canadian Pacific
Trains and Steamers Depart.
5 '00 / Steamer for Kootenay Land-
ii,,;i��� riDK and eastern points via
lmly    ) Crow's Nest Route.
8:C0 (Train for Rossland, Grand
Ex 8un j Forks, Green wood,Midway ,etc
9:00 I Traiu for Slocan City, Slooan
Ex Sun ) points, and Sandon.
10:00 ) Steamer for Kaslo and inter-
Ex Sun [mediate points.
18*40 I Train for Rossland, Nakusp,
T����ii�� r Revelstoke, main line and
-ually    ) Pacifiic Coast Points.
For Time Tables, Rates and fall information call oa or address nearest Local Agent, or,
R. W. Drew. Depot Agent. IrJolaon, B. 0.
H. I,. Brown, City Agent. /
a. J. COYLE,
A fl. P. Ageat,
Spokane Fails dt>
Northern R'v.
Nelson & Fort
Sheppard RY
Red Mountain R'v.
The only all rail route between
all points east, west and south to
Rossland, Nelson and intermediate
points; connecting at Spokane with
Great Northern, Northern Pacific.
and O. R. & N. Co.
Connects at Nelson with steamer
for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
Connects at  Meyer's  Falls  with
stage daily for Republic,  and connect-, at Bossburg with stage daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
Leave DAY TRAIN Arrive
8:00 a.m Spokane 6:40 p.m.
II :."]il 11.m Rossland 3:10 p.m.
7:00 a.m Nelson 7:16 p.m.
9:45 p.m Spokane 7:00 a.m.
11 .1)0 p. in Rossland 7 -00 a.m.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane Wash
Agent. Nelaon, B.O
Atlantic S. S. lines.
From Portland, Mo.
Allan Line Sicilian Feb 16
Allan Lino Tunisian  .Feb 13
Dominion I.iiin Dominion Keb III
Dominion Line Cnmbroman Feb 27
From St, Johu
Beavor Lino Lake Mcgantic ' Feb 16
Beaver Lino Lake Superior Fob 23
Beaver Lino Luko Ontario March 1
Beavor Line Hleamen* call at I Ialif ix ono
day laler.
From Boston
Dominion Lino New England Feb tl
Cunard Lino Saxonla Fob 23
Cunard Lino ivornia March 0
From New Vork
Cunard Line Umbrla  Keb ill
Cunard Line Bervla Fob23
Cunard Line Ktrurla March 2
White Star Line Majestic Fob 20
White Star Lino Oceanic Feb 27
American Line St. Louis Feb 20
American Lino Now York Fob 27
N. G.L. Lahn Keb 20
N. G. L. Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosne..March 5
Anchor Line KurnesHin ��� Feb28
Allan SI ul ii Line Stati of Nebraska March 2
Passage* arranged to and from all European
points. For rates, tlcko.a and full Information
apply to C. P. R. depot agent or H. L. Brown
City Passenger Agont, Nelaon, B. C.
General "ureit. C.P.R. Ofce*, Wlt-nlnn-,
7-8 inch diam. $18.50 per 100 feet. Foi
immediate delivery in Nelaoa
And ad. In Tbe Miner want colnmn
always brings results.
Miners, Attention!
MARK   fg
Gutta Percha Water-proof Fuse has been
proved and not found wanting.
No miss-holes.   No running.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.  C.   TRAVES.   Manager,
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
Gold, Silver-Lead  and  Copper Mines wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLING SOLO properties wanted at once for Eastern
Parties having mining property for sale are reqnested to send
samples of their ore to tlie EXCHANGE for exhibition.
We desire to hear from prospectors who have promising mineral
claims in liritish Columbia.
Prospectors nnd mining men are requested to make the EXCHANGE their headquarters when In Nelson.
All samples should be sent by express, PREPAID.
Correspondence solicited.    Address all communications to
Telephone No. 104.   P. O. Box 700. NELSON, I). C.
V|yVVVV%^y��^r��V��V>-��.-SV��SV>^V��'-^^V^'*^-*^��.^><^VVVVV��VVV��yV%' ���
Complete  Electric Equipments  for   Electric  Power   Transmission  and
Lighting for Mines, Towns, etc.    Electric Fixtures, Lamps,
Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Houston Block.
Large number of Choice Building Lots adjacent to the line of thei
Tramway.    For price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Company, Maclouald Block  corner of Josejhine and Vernon Streets.
A. V. MASON, Secretary.
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Nblson   Daily Miner,  Fripav,  Februarv m,- 1901
The ladies of   tbe Hospital Aid soci
ety will clear SCO as the  net   proceeds
of the carnival at the rink.
The case of Allan McLaren, charged
with a serious offence, will be taken
up at the supreme court sittings on
Monday. McLaren was arraigned yes
terday, and elected to be tried speed
Hy, pleading not guilty.
Finest Jewelry Store In the Kootenays
C. A. Gregg, editor of The Miner,
is confined to his room at the Hotel
Hume, suffering from an attack of la
grippe. He may bo absent from his
journalistic duties for several days.
On Wednesday night the proprietor
of the Grand hotel, who also runs the
Glue Pot saloon, asked everyone in
the hotel over to tbe saloon to have a
drink. While the hotel was empty,
some one looted the till, securing 8100
in cash.
Pred Howard the Kitchener man
who pleaded guilty before Mr. Justice
Irving of cutting his wife with intent
to do ber grievous bodily harm, was
brought up again for sentence yesterday. His Lordship imposed a sentence
of five yearB imprisonment in the
provincial penitentiary. The prisoner
will be taken to the   coast next week.
C. W. West tit Co. have received
another consignment was sold quickly
and gave excellent satisfaction. Tbe
product now being shipped is not from
the Flshbnrn-Proeter-Baker property,
which has not yet commenced shipping on a commercial basis, but from
an adjoining property operated by
Montana capitalists.
The local members of the uniformed
rank, Knights of Pythias, will shortly
recommence drill. The company has
been somewhat under difficulties because a number of tbe members reside
out of the city for a considerable period in each year. A suggestion has
been made that the drill corps be com
prised in future of business men
will be available at all times for drill
and ceremonial parades.
That is the verdict of all who have visited our new premises at the corner of Baker and Stanley Streets. We
are'proud of them. They enable us to show to better advantage than ever before our large stock of Jewelry
in alls it lines. We want the people of Nelson to call and see us. We want them to come whether to purchase or not.    We will show them our goods with pleasure, and extend to them a hearty welcome.
Our stock of Diamonds and other Precious Stones is complete. Our Watches, Clocks, Silverware, Ladies'
Belts Toilet Articles, Cut Glassware, Souvenir Goods, Lamps, Fancy Chinaware and Novelties of all kinds
will interest you and we want you to see them.     And in all of these you will find bargains.
J.   J.
Parties desiring to make application
for enlistment in the Badeu-Powell
constabulary are notified to forward
applications to Lieutenant George S.
Ileer, recruiting officer, of this city,
instead of to the adjutant-general as
formerly. The paperB already forwarded to Ottawa will be sent back to
Lieut. Ueer for consideration.
The llrackman tit Ker Milling com.
pany started action against the Chapleau Mining company to recover the
amount of an account for supplies fur
nished at the mine. The account is
pot disputed by the company. The
Chapleau have unpaid obligations
amounting to 816,000 or $20,000 but no
difficulty is anticipated on this score,
the explanation given being that the
product of the mill was expected to
meet, current expenses easily, hence no
provision was made by the directors
in France.
New Extension TaRen Advantage of for Handling
. The Nelson company of the Rocky
Mountain Rangers will parade at the
armory at 8 o'clock tonight in uni
form for the purpose of hearing the
governor-general's proclamation regarding the accession of King Edward
VII. to the throne. This parade is
by the express order of the major-
general commanding the militia, and
as the occasion is one of peculiar interest to every loyal militia man a full
turnout of the members Ib expected
and required by the local officers.
The local lacrosse men have not as
yet been advised of any action on the
part of the coast clubs as to the proposed team for Australia. In event
of the suggested team being made up
from the province generally it is regarded as certain that several Nelson
men will be included ae Nelaon is
practically the only city in the interim I ior that has lacrosse players of any
particular merit. Three or fonr of
the local men are fast enough for any
team, more than one of them having
been offered excellent inducements to
locate at the coast and play with various teams there.
Citizens who bave occasion to go
the C. P. R. depot are unanimous in
the opinion that the planking of the
section of Haker street between the
Sherbrooke Hotel and the bridge over
Cottonwood creek should be proceeded
with at onee. The mild weather is
causing the road to break up badly
and as the plana- is delivered on the
ground it should be utilized. A few
planks fiom tbe bridge to the freight
shed would also be a great convenience to citizens who now wade
through mud a couple of  inches deep.
A meeting of the board of fire wardens, Aldermen Selous (chairman),
and Irving and Chief Thompson of the
fire brigade, took place yesterday.
The wardens went into the business of
looking into the bylaws relating to
fire protection at some length. Among
the matters discussed was that of the
enforcement of the clause in the fire
bylaws compelling the owners of certain classes of buildings to provide
ladders and scuttles in the roofs.
The fire limits prescribed by bylaw
are bounded on the cast by Hall
street, on the east by Kootenay Btreet
to the north by Vernon street and to
the south by Victoria. Within these
limits the wardens are practically su
preme in matters relating to construction and repairs to buildingB.
Way to Oorreot Children's Taste.
Sometimes children become wilful
and refuse nourishing food, demanding sweets, candy, ice cream, etc.,
inuen to their detriment. It is a great
help in such cases to have a food that
is naturally sweet and attractive. A
case in Philn. will illustrate.
The daughter of Mrs. M. E. Sear-
les, living? at 1880 Miflin St., was a
delicate child from infamy and had
been indulged in many things. She
gradually got thinner and more fretful daily, refusing food other than
sweets, etc.. finally contracting
whooping cough which underruinod
her health to such an extent that her
attending physicians agreed that her
cough had developed into bronchial
catarrh, and tbat only a short time
would ensue before consumption would
relieve her sufferings. In despair, the
child s aunt was Bent for, and knowing the wonderful nutritive value of
Grape-Nuts food, she prepared some
and Induced the little one to eat it.
At the rirst taste she said: "Oh auntie, this is so nice.l want some more."
From that time the child acquired
an appetite and began to improve.
She was fed on Grape Nuts steadily
until now she is a perfectly healthy,
strong child, attends the Girl'sGrftm-
l-ner School, and Ib a bright and apt
Yesterday afternoon the first step
toward utilizing the Balfour extension
as a practical part of the C. P. R.
system was taken. A* train of twenty
empty cars was taken out to Procter,
loaded on a barge and a load of cars
was taken from an Incoming barge
and brought to Nelson. Trainmaster
Hamilton, Commodore Gore and other
officials went out on the train to Bee
tbe service inaugurated. It is propos
ed to use the branch constantly at
least until the existing congestion of
the yards here and at Kootenay Landing Ib relieved. By running trains to
Procter and loading barges there, it
is possible for tbe bargee to make two
tripe daily instead of one as at present. In consequence twice the present
number of cars can be handled in and
out of Nelson, and no difficulty ia expected in the matter of dealing with
the constantly increasing traffic.
Witn the service as it has been 45
cars were brought into Nelson from
the Landing daily. This consisted of
coal and coke from the Crow's Nest
road and merchandise billed to local
wholesalers and Boundary points. An
equal number of empties were dispatched on the return trips of the
bargee. From the Slocan branch and
the main line via Hobscn at least ten
cars are received, and the local wholesalers use a number of cars daily in
distributing goods. Under these circumstances it is not remarkable that
the yards should have become somewhat congested and ic is fortunate
that the Balfour extension is available aa a means of expediting matters. The freight business on the
Kootenay and Boundary divisions has
increased by leaps and bounds within
recent months and indications are
net lacking that a further marked increase may be expected. The two
smelters at Greenwood are to blow in
shortly and this will materially enlarge the amount of coke and coal now
being handled via Nelson. The C. P.
R. officials state that local merchants
are shipping more extensively than
at any previous dati in the history of
the eity, the local freight business for
January being the largest on record.
With the coming of spring it is natural to anticipate a further increase
in local as well as through business,
but the placing of the new tug Val
halla in comn.i'Mon will materially
assist in helping nut the transportation people. It k-.ua the intention
when the craft was constructed to
withdraw the Nelson from the towing
service but it is now decided that the
! steamer must be kept in commission
for tbe present at least.
|    The completion of the  bridge across
Rossland    Beats      Revelstoke���Bae's
Rink is   Doing Well.
Rossland, Feb. 14.���Today's trains
brought in a large number of visitors
and the streets are crowded with the
residents of nearby towns. As tbe
senior Sandon team did not put In an
appearance, a fresh draw became necessary, and to fill the place for yesterday afternoon a scratch Rosslnnd team was gotten together to
play the Sandon juniors. In tbe strict
sense of the word, perhaps many of
the players on both sides eould scarcely be called juniors, ns several of the
Sandons, notably CIi fie and Crawford,
had played with the seniors. Oo tbe
home team McCreary aB goal keeper
won a name for himself last year.
The game was an exciting one and was
won by Sandon by a score of 5 to 0.
The Sandons played a good combination game. Most of the passing was
done by the Sandons from wings to
centre and in the centre forward. The
home juniors played hard and while
they almost scored on several occasions, still they did not do so.
In the curling there now remains
in for the Grand Challenge cup, Rae
of Nelson, who. is to play off with
Cranston of Rossland; in the Walkerville cup, Hall of Sandon is to play
Grey of Rossland; in the Oliver cup,
Hue is to play McEwen of Rossland,
in the Tuckett cup, Hood of Sandon
is to play off with Cranston. In tbe
Hudson's Bay "up Sandon baa been defeated.
This evening the Rossland hockey
team tried conclusions with tbe Revelstoke players. The latter have a big
reputation but the home seven got
away with them after a fast game by
six goals to one. The Nelson team
play their first game today.
Most Enjoyable Function at the Opera
House Last Night.
The dance at the opera house last
night under the auspices of the Oper
atic society was a most successsful
function. The attendance was large
the music excellent, the floor better
than usual and the refreshments tastefully prepared and served. The opera
house was charmingly decorated by
the committee and never presented a
more   attractive    appearance.    Flags,
bunting and palms were used with ;the Columbia at Robson will be of the
artistic effect, and the bare interior of pieateBt importance in contiibuting to
the.building was thoroughly banish- NeiSOI1's BtaDding as a railroad center,
ed. Wan-hold's orchestra occupied with the tra,n crew8 a��� n]nning out
the foreground of   the stage and their of the oity a8 win   be   ,,,��� C��,se   theDi
Nelson will   be   tbe   biggest railroad
music was genuinely meritorious.
About ISO people were present and
the gay gowns of the ladies in contrast with the sombre hues of the
men's conventional attire contributed
to a charming ensemble. The electric
lights were helped out by a number
of angle lamps loaned for tbe occasion
by C. Burt.
The rear portion of the stage was
converted into a comfortable supper
room where dainty refreshments prepared by the ladies of the society
were served. Altogether the dance
was one of the most enjoyable hops
of the season, and its success waB due
to the unsparing efforts of Messrs.
T. G. Haultain, J. Lachore and Melville Parry, lo promote the pleasure
of the guests.
TO < IKI! A tout IN (INK DA*
Take Laxative llronio Quinine Tablet*. All
drugiflHU i-ufund Ibe nwner II* It fail* to oure.
Mo.   a. W. Grive.i ilgnatare <* 00 eaob box,
between   Winnipeg   and    the
"Our little daughter had an almost
fatal attack of whooping cough and
bronchitis," writes Mrs. W. K. Hav-
iland, of Arnionk, N. Y., "but when
all other remedies failed, we saved
her life with Dr. King's New Dis
covery. Our niece, who had Consumption iu an advanced stage, also used
this wonderful medicine and today
she is perfectly well." Desperate
throat and lung diseases yield to Dr.
King's New Discovery as to no other
medicine on earth. Infallible for
Coughs and Colds. 50c. and 81 bottles guaranteed by Canada Drug tit
Book Co.   Trial bottles free.
Japan teas���"Spider Leg, "Pimflr-
ed," "Sun Cured,"���have a place in
our stock. The new "Ceylon Green"
il fine flavored and economical. Kootenay Coffee Co,
Great consternation was felt by the
friends of M. A. Hogarty of Lexington, Ky., when they saw he was turning yellow. His skin slowly changed
color, also his eyes, and be suffered
terribly. His malady was Yellow
Jaundice. He was treated by the best
doutors, but without benefit. Then
he wasjidvised to try Electric Bitters,
the wonderful Stomach and Liver remedy, and he writes: "After taking
two bottles I was wholly cured." A
trial proves its matchless merit for all
stomach, Liver and Kidney troubles.
Only 50c. gold by Canada Drug tit
Book Co.
Laxative Broino-Uuinlne removes the caiuie.
W. J, Harvey, F. O. M. C. I., concludes his practice at McLean's drug
store on Saturday, Feb. 10. The doe-
tor has helped veiy many Nelson people co better sight, and will no doubt
remember Nelson on his next tour
through the West.
If yon don't like Blue Ribbon Tea it'i
beoauBO you've never tasted it-
Consult W. J. Harvey, F. O. M. C.
I., about those headaches, cross eyes,
or the fitting of spectacles that are
absolutely correct at McLean's Drug
Store until Saturday, February 9.
Hours 10 to 12, and 2 to B.
A Helpful Catalogue
The Steele-Briggs catalogue is
the largest Canadian seed catalogue. It is full of Information for the Canadian grower.
It meets his needB exactly. It
shows seeds just suited to this
climate, lt only shows and only
prices seeds which have been
tested, not only for growth
but for quality. For 10c. we
will send it with a package of
the Steele-Hriggs Early Spring
Cabbage. This is an especially
flue early cabbage, of fine flavor.    Both for 10c.
Toronto, OnRda's Greatest Seed Houho
OFFICE: S, 9 ar-4 10, K.-W.-C, Block.
Winter Carnival
Curlin? Bonspiel
. 12-16,
Eight Curling Contests
Under the Auspices of the Koote-
nuy Cm ling Association.
Hookey Tournament
For Senior, Junior  nnd   Ladies'
Championships of B.O.
Eki Rae s Skating Hau's
For   Provincial   Championships
and for Men and Boys.
Cutter and Dog Races
$3,000   In Trophies ana Prizes   13,000
Bates of Single Fare for the Bound Trip
On All Bailways.
Cg" For fiu-lher pticuarlars see posters and programmes, or address
*. H. W. C. JACKSON.
SC Secy, Onrnival  Committee,  Bossland,  B. O.
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Now Is Your
During this month we will sell Boots, Shoes
and Rubbers at greatly reduced prices, and we
would invite you to come in early and secure a bargain.
The Bhoeiata
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From now ifntil the end of the month we will sell Watches
at the following prices:
7-Iewel Empire Movement, Nickle Case $ 6
15-Jewel       ���**��� " "        "     7
17-Jewel        " " Adjusted Nickle Case.  16
7-Jewel Waltham Movement, Nickle  Case     6 75
15-Jewel " " " "        8 50
17-Jewel P. S. Bartlett Movement    10 00
17-Jewel Royal Vanguard Model Movement   20 00
21-Jewel  Crescent  Street Vanguard  Model  Movement    25 00
21-Jewel   Vanguard   Mov ment,    Finest   Waltham
Movement   ^0 00
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
��yflt 44444 + A4 JSiaafl
Branoh Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Porks, New Denver and Slooan City.
Orders by matt 10 any branch will have careful a**��4 nromot attention.
Ladies' and Gents' Merchant Tailors and Dyers.
Suit* Made to Order, Cleaned, Dyed, Altered and Eepaired.
Josephine St., Opposite Clarke Hotel.
Mail Orders Solicited.
P. O. Box 684
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