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Array Daily Edition No. 926
Nelson,   British Columbia, Friday Evening,  January 4,   1901.
Eleventh  Year
NO OPPOSITION
Provin
TO FLETChj^
He
cut
He Is Likely to Be Elected to
the Mayoralty by Acclamation.
One More Out For Alderman
1c Honors Makes the Third
In the Field.
Since The Miner announced yesterday that Mr. A. L. McKillop had retired from the mayoralty field it is
generally conceded that Mr. Frank
Fletcher will be elected by acclamation. This gives general satisfaction
to those ratepayers who are iu favor of
a broad and far-seeing policy of
municipal improvement. They think
that the narrow-minded policy that
has characterized the civic government while Mr. Houston hns occupied
tbe mayoralty chair has already done
enough harm to tbe City and look upon Mr. Fletcher, who has always been
one of Mr. Houston's strongest opponents, aB just the man to bring
about the reform. Mr. Fletcher bus a
firm grasp on civic affairs and during
his term as chairman of the public
woiks committee substantial progress
waa made without the muddle tbat
was attended a great deal of the work
done at other times. That Mr. Fletcher is also familiar with the finances of
the City was evidenced by the manner
in which he "showed up," the hol-
lowness of Mr. Houston's pretensions
two years ago that the City had a
substantia) surplus at tho end of the
letter's term. Mr. Fletcher wus once
��� Houston man. That was when he
first ran for council, but two weeks
bad hardly elapsed before he refused
to be entirely controlled by the Mayor and since than Mr. Houston has
bad no more staunch opponent than
Mr. Fletcher, who hns stood for all
that waB progressive in civic government. The Houston foroes will not
bring ont a candidate. Mr. Houston
himself would gladly run if bethought he had ihe ghost of a show,
but as even he himself does not think
tbat, there seems to be no doubt thut
Mr. Fletcher will be unopposed. No
Houston candidate could bent him.
The ratepayers of Nelson may therefore congratulate themselves on the
termination of the reign of Houston-
ism and the commencement of u broitd
and publio spirited government Unit
will not be actuated solely by spite
and prejudice.
Now that it Is assured that there
will be no mayoralty contest the cry
of death to the llonnington Fulls
Power Company will probably bo allowed to die. Mr. Houston has urged
with all his might to elect men who
would keep the power company from
entering the City. That he was trusting solely to the gullibility of some of
the ratepayers to tukc the matter seriously Is evident, as even he knows
full well how ridiculous the cry wus.
No Mayor or Council can keep the
Bonnington Falls Power Company out
of Nelson and no Mayor or Council
can let it in of their own accord. It
is a matter that rests solely uud entirely with the ratepayers and with
which Mayors and Councils have noth
Ing to do, when the ratepayers once
express themselves. It is simply u
matter for by-law and until the ratepayers vote on it no council could enter Into any contract with the company. It will therefore he seen how
ridiculous It is to claim support for
any candidate on account of his
Stand regarding the  power   company.
When the tline comes for the revision of the civic voters' list it is expected that a large number of names
will be struck off if any person takes
the trouble to object to them. Home-
one evidently Interested in the election was Instrumental in placing on
the list a lot of names that had no
rlg'.t to be there. Four or five names
are entered for one small shack on
which there Is not quarter enough
rent paid to entitle one of the so-
called householders to have his name
on the list. But there is so little interest taken in the campaign that it
is likely no one will object to them.
The Aldermnalo contest is a very
tame affair. Today Mr. John A. Irving snnounces  himself  a   candidate.
b one of Nelson's most  successful
.--   _���     *?n���,.s   a   progressive
iibriry Bjlaa3  can  s*ve -1'8
time to the uity. uiist year he made
a very good run and was defeated by
only one vote. He is the only new
candidate in the field and makes the
third to announce himself. Mr. Selous is still the whole thing in the
West Ward. Mr. McKillop was asked
by The Miner if he would run for alderman in that ward. He answered,
"Most definitely, positively, irrevocably, unchangingly, NO." The reporter didn't bother him any more. Dr.
Arthur says he will not run but Will
Irvine probably will. If others are
being talked of it is being kept rather
quiet. Mr. W. O. Gillette, who has
been mentioned informed The Miner
this morninp, that he positively would
not run. Nominations are a week
from next Monday and next week
should bring out a batch of candidates
from which the electors can take
their choice.
WANTS TO TRADE.
England Offers Jamaica For a Slice of
the   Philippines.
New York, Jan. 4.���A special to
The Journal and Advertiser from
Washington Bays:
The llritisli colony of Jamaica will
be given in exchange for a fair share
of the United States colony of the
Philippines. This is an international
trade which will be probably the re
suit of acquisition by the United
States of the Danish Antilles.
In official circles it is thought that
Great Uritoin will not want the island
of Jamaicn if the United States will
not only be able to command the approach from the east,but it will, from
its point of vantage, control the ocean
east of the Danish Antilles from the
magnificent base which will undoubtedly be established there.
It will be interesting to recall that
when the United States amended the
Hay-Fauncefote treaty the British
press idea was that if Great Britain
was forced to yield there should be
some compensation to Great Britain.
What Great Britain's demands will
be are not oleiirlv known. It is understood, however, that she will en-
dcuvor to have the modus vivendi of
the Alaskan boundary made permanent.
AGUINALDO DEAD AGAIN.
New York, Jan. 4. ���President Benjamin Ide. Wheeler, of the University
of California, who is now In the oity,
has received infoimation to the effect
thut Aguinuldo Is dead and that his
death occurred no less than six weeks
ago. The news has been kept secret,
It is said, for the purpose of prolonging tho rebellion.
SPORTING MAN DEAD.
New York. Jan. 4. ���Henry Phillips,
a man well known In sporting circles
in this countiy and In Canada, whose
home was In Montreal, died in Roosevelt hospital today of apoplexy. The
dead man was formerly manager for
John L, Sullivan, the pugilist, and
was Sullivan's backer when the champion fought ('hurley Mitchell in
France. *
SHOW AN INCREASE.
London,   Jan.   4.���The   customs receipts for the six months ending   December,    I win,   show   an   Increase  of
(0,788,10 over 1890.
SHOT HIS BROTHER.
Hlmcoe, Ont, Jan. 4.-G. C. Shync.
aged 111, was accidentally shot deud
by his brother, Edward, aged 18, at
North Walslngton, five miles from
here yesterduy. Edward wus In the
net of loudlng a breech loading double
barrelled shot gun when the cartridge
iiccldentlly discharged, the contents
striking Grover with fatal   effect.
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Ottawa, Jan. 4. ���The charge of killing and murdering Mrs.May Atoheson
has been laid uguinst Charles O'Reilly,
cx-flreman, who was last weok charged with doing bodily harm to the woman. O'Reilly is alleged to have brutally assaulted Mrs. Atcheson, which
caused her death.
FIRE LOSSES LIGHT.
a
Hamilton, Jan. 4.���Hamilton's   fire
losses only  totalled   thirty-four thousand last year.
INCREASE IN CUSTOMS.
Hamilton, Jan. 4.���Customs receipts
for 1000 at this port totalled 8800,501.-
05, an inerease of 807,633.00 over 1809.
HILL BUYS
COAL FIELDS
Reported Sale of Crow's Nest
Collieries to Great
Northern.
Said That Jim Hill Has Put
Through a Deal Involving $5,000,000.
A despatch to The Miner from St.
Paul, Minn., this morning announced
that negotiations had been completed
whereby James J. Hill, tbe Great
Northern Railway magnate, had purchased the assets of the Crow's Nest
Coal Company. Rumors that such a
deal was on have been appearing in
various papers for some weeks and
now it appears that they are borne
out by- facts. The first Intimation
that the Great Northern wus at least
anxious to get the coal was the announcement a few months ago, that it
was about to build a branch line to
the coal fields. Now comes the word
that it has purchased outright the coal
fields. This will mean a great deal to
Ferine as the practically unlimited
capital behind the new owners will
mean that the output of the mines
will be more than doubled and that
they will be operated on a gigantic
scale. Some people will see in this
partial confirmation of the rumors to
the effect that the big railway corporations, the C. P. 1!., tbe N. P. R.,
and the Great Northern have formed
what might be called a trust. At all
events a few years ago they were at
deadly enmity and rate wars were
somewhat common, while now everything iB lovely between them. Right
here in Nelson the C. P.. R. has taken
over the bulk of the Great Northern
business. C. P. B. interests have always been behind the Crow's Nest
l'uss Coal Company and why the Great
Northern is allowed to go in and buy
up a great tract of coal lands that
the C. P. R. crosses Is one more thing
to puzzle about.
In the course of an article on the
deal the Spokesman-Review says:
Tbe Great Northern has secured a
practical monopoly of the vast ooal
fields of the Crow's Nest Pass country,
in British Columbia, at an expenditure, it is said, of over 85,000,000. It
has also decided to build a railroad
from Greut Falls, Mont., on its
btanch, the Montana Central, northwesterly 150 miles to tap these fields.
This line will cross the present
mainline of the road near Blaokfoot,
Mont., and will probably also form a
connection on the eastern .slope of the
Rockies between the Canadian Pacific
and tho Great Northern main lines.
It has been known locally for several months that James J. Hill was
after this property. Tests of the coal
have been made in tho engines used
on the Oreat Northern, and the results have been most satisfactory.
The Great Northern, with its engines
and Its large ocean steamers, consumes, it Is said, nearly 3,50(1 tons of
coal per day. Tbe coal expert of the
road recently spent several weeks
inspecting the uonl properties of the
Crow's Nest Pass country.
The first result of his visit was the
purohase of Mr. Hill from the Canadian Government of 10,000 acres of ooal
lands on Pincher Creek,about 10 miles
south of the Crow's Neat Pass land.
The first move In this matter of purchase was made about three weeks
ago, but did not become publio until
yesterday.
Late this afternoon The Miner received the following despatch:
Toronto, Jan. 4.���Robert Jaffray,
one of the capitalists Interested in
the Crow's Nest Coal fields, Interviewed regarding the report from St. Paul
tbat J. J. Hill had taken possession
of them, says there is no truth In the
story, that the sale of the fields has
never been mooted, that the origin
of the report is proabbly due to the
fact that negotiations were completed
with Mr. Hill for the purpose of forty
carloads uf coal per day for the Great
Northern from the coalfields.
HBLD OUT THE COSTS.
Woodstock,Ont.,Jan. 4.���Magistrate
Field of this town was sent up for
trial yesterduy by Magistrate Morrison, Ingersoll, charged with neglecting to retnrn  costs of criminal cases
before him. The specific charge is
that he failed to put in 83 costs on a
case In which J. Denman was the defendant.
DR. WARDEN FOR MODERATOR.
Toronto, Jan. 4.���The Toronto Presbytery has unnniomusly endorsed Dr.
Warden foi the next moderator of the
general assembly. He was nominated
by the Montreal Presbytery a short
time ago. It is likely his appointment
will be made unanimous.
AN EAELDOM
Honor Bestowed Upon Lord
Roberts  by Queen
Victoria.
^���-
A belated dujpateh telling of the
movements of Lord Roberts on Wednesday, reads: . Cowes, Isle of Wight,
Jan. 2.���The steamer Canada, having
Field Marshall Lord Roberts on board,
anohored off Osborne at 11.45 a. m.
today. The ships in the roads were
gaily decorated,the sea front was elaborately decorated with bunting, and
Venetian masts with festoons adorned
the route to Osborne House, at the
entrance of whlcfc was erected a unique tribute of the Queen's appreciation of the Field ' Marshall's work in
the shape of an arch of laurel. This
was the first time such an arch had
ever appeared there in honor of any
subject of her Majesty. After Lord
Roberts' audience .with the queen be
will join tbe Canada at Southampton
and remain on board till morning.
A large orowd awaited Lord Roberts' arrival. A party landed from
the launch at 8:30 p. m., which was
the signal for deafening shouts of welcome. Princess Beatrice, in her capacity of Governor of the Isle of
Wight, and the Duke of Connaught,
representing the queen, awaited Lord
Roberts,' whose "firm was still in a
sling as the result of being thrown
from his horse in Sonth Africa. He
was warmly greeted and the party
started in Royal carriages for Osborne
House. The route was lined with
troops and thronged with cheering
sightseers.
The Queen bestowed an earldom on
Lord Roberts with a special remainder
for his daugnters. He was also
made a Knight of the Garter.
Lord Roberts stopped ou his way at
the town hall of East Cowes, where
eulogistic addresses of welcome were
presented to him. He then resumed
his drive and entered the grounds of
Osborne House by the Prince of Wales,
entrance and proceeded up the noble,
troop lined avenue to her Majesty's
Isle of Wight residence. After a
hearty reception in the council chamber by a number of Princes and Princesses, Lord Roberts was ushered into
the presence of the Queen, ilis audience with her Majesty was quite private.
Replying to the addresses at the
town hall, Lord Roberts said that he
regretted his return was not accompanied by Immediate peace, but he
added, while he feared hostilities
would continue for some time, he had
implicit confidence in Lord Kitchener
and had no fear regarding the outcome. He concluded with an eulogy
to the magnificent army of Greater
Britain, nil the components of which,
be pointed out, pulled together splendidly.
"Resialndcr," as referred to In the
dispatch from Cowes, Is "a provision
for the passage of patent of nobility
to a special successor or line of succession in default of male issue on the
decease of a present bolder."
The oiil���* son of Lord Roberts, Lieutenant Hon. F. II. S. Roberts, died
December 17, 1800, of a wound received at the Tugela River. For gallantry
In atemptlng to rescue the British
guns, abandoned on that occasion, he
wus recommended for the Victoria
Cross,and the Queen, as a murk of appreciation of the young man's valor
and the services rendered by Lord
Roberts to his country previous to his
departure for South Africa, took tho
occasion when Lady Roberts visited
Windsor Castle a few days before she
sailed for the Cape, to hand ber a
small parcel saying:
"Here is something I have tied up
with my own hands, and that I beg
you will not open until you get
home."
Lady Roberts found that the parcel
contained the Victoria Cross worn by
ber dead son.
WIND BLOWS-
SNOW FALLS
Storm Which Envelops Nelson
Seems to Be Quite
General.
Entire Pacific Coast Inflicted.
Six Feet of Snow at
Yreka.
San Francisco, Jan. 4.���From reports received heie the gale which
struck this city last night seems to be
'.���aging not only on the southern coast
but all along the lines from Santa
Cruz to Cape Flattery. The waves are
rolling mountains high at Fort Ross.
Old timers report by telephone that it
is the worst storm ever known in
that locality. Tho bay on the Oakland
side was so rough that the ferry
steamer Newark was withdrawn from
service and the freight boat Mount
Eden turned back to port. Craft on
the water front had numerous narrow
escapes. At the Cliff House the wind
blew at the rate of sixty miles an hour
and tbe waves broke over the road
way. A number of windows in the
Cliff House were broken and the entire structure seemed threatened with
collapse. Trees and fences were torn
down by the wind and several pedestrians were Injured, one young woman being rendered unconscious by
being blown against trees and telephone poles.
Yreka, Gal., Jan. 4.���Snow to the
depth of 73 inches has fallen since
Wednesday evening, and the storm
has not ceased. Buildings have collapsed under tbe tremendous weight.
South bound trains, engines and snow
plows are snowed in at different
points in the country on the line of
the railroad. The Fort Jones and
Etna stages have been ont since yesterday morning trying to cover a distance of 18 miles. It is feared that
the passengers and driver are helpless
in Trescott Valley mountains. Two
hundred and twenty-five excursionists, from this country and as many
from Southern Oregon and other
points, are in San Francisco unable
to return on account   of the blookade.
*
Reno, Nev., Jan. 4.���Much damage
waB done here and In this vicinity by
last night's terrific wind storm.
A south bound passenger train on the
Nevada, California and Oregon Rail-
nay was struck by the gale at Doyles.
40 miles north of Reno, and was hurled from the rails. Four passengers
and three trainmen were hurt. R. W.
Perry's livery stable a three story
brick building, and one of the largest
in town, was demolished. Mr. and
Mrs. Perry and their children were
buried In the debris but almost miraculously escaped serious injury. Other
buildings   sustained   lesser    damage.
CLOSED UP TIGHT.
For the First Time In Many Years
Chicago Saloons Lock Up.
Chloago, Jan. 4.���After midnight
yesterday morning the saloons of Chicago were closed more tightly than
ever before. A second warning, delivered to the saloonkeepers by the
police in no uncertain terms, caused
the downtown all night places which
have hitherto Ignored the order to
dtaw tbelr shutters at the stroke of
midnight, and search In out of the
way places for rusty keys to lock the
doors. The order was final and Imperative, and wns obeyed as such.
The threats of raiding the saloons
and backing up patrol wagons to the
doors to carry off tho liquors, accompanied by warrants for the arreBt of
the proprietors, were freely made by
the policemen who notified the saloon
keepers.   	
LATEST FROM DAWSON.
Str. Victorian Arrives in Vanoouvci
From Skagway.
Vancouver, Jan. 4.���The steamer
Victorian has arrived from Skagway
with 40 passengers, mostly from Dawson. Tbey had left ss late as December 10, making quick time over the
Ice. A. F. Lauder of Seattle was tbe
latest passenger, and he came out on a
bicycle.
Mrs. Balllnger, wife of Dr. Hnllin-
ger, who left Dawson ou December  0
for Skagway and completely disappeared, also cuine out by the Victorian. She heard nothing of her husband, who, it is feared, met with foul
play, and she is now on her way to
seek assistance of relatives in Seattle.
She will immediately return north
to further prosecute the search.
There is no clue und the conclusion
that he was foully dealt with is entirely theoretical.
An application for a new trial for
John F. Slorah, who murdered his
mistress, was refused at Dawson on
December 14 and the sentence of
hanging on March 1 will probably
take its course.
The wrecked steamer City of Tepeka
is reported to be in good shape and
will   probably be   successfully raised.
ABOUT THE
TAX ON ORE
HIS MANY   GIFTS.
Dr. Pearsons Gives 850,000 to Carleton
College in Minnesota,
Chicago, Jan. 4.���Dr. D. K. Pearsons completed his great benefactions
for the Nineteenth century, amounting to more than 83,500,000, by mailing a check to Carleton College, North -
field, Minn. The last donation makes
a total of 850,000 which Dr. Pearsons
has given to the Minnesota institution. He also gave a check for 825,-
00(1 to Frederick Crosby, treasurer of
Lake Forest University.
This gift was on a promise made
last February when Dr. Pearsons
offered 825,000 on condition that 8100,-
000 be raised for the university endowment fund. By Saturday night
802.000 had been obtained and the remaining 88,000 was raised by collections in the Presbyleriun chuiches of
Chicago on Sunday. The endowment
fund now amounts to 8730,000, of
which Dr. Pearsons has given 8125,-
000. The trustees of the University
will attempt to raise 8100,000 for new
buildings to bo expended as follows:
Gymnasium for the academy, 830,000;
seience building for the university,
840,000; recitation building for Ferry
Hall Semiuury,830,000.
DECREASE IN DIPTHERIA.
Toronto, Jan. 4.���A remarkable do-
crease in deaths from dlptheria, compared with 1887, is shown by figures
just compiled by the Provincial board
of health authorities. In 1887 there
were 1,780 deaths from this cause.
Last year the deaths from the same
cause only totalled 500. Increused iso
lution and the discovery of the anti-
toxine remedy have brought about
the change.
WIRE NAIL INDUSTRY.
Toronto, Jan. 4.���Nail manufacturers and hardware dealers of Canada
betran their annual meeting here yesterday. The wire nuil industry wns
the subject of yesterday's discussion.
Other nail industries will be discussed ut subsequent meetings. It is
stated that although the present Government have reduced the duty on
nails forty per cent., yet the manufacturers report a prosperous year and
can still undersell the American product. 	
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.
Montreal, Jan. 4.���George Stephens
has been appointed contracting freight
agent for the C. P, R. nt Nelson. II.
0., succeeding II E. Maedonnnll, appointed district freight agent.
CENSURES THE CHIEF.
Chatbura, Ont, Jun. 4.���The coroners' jury returned a verdict of drowning In the case of l'ut Kennedy who.
it was thought, hud met with foul
play, but censures Chief Jurvis of the
fire department for neglecting to attempt a rescue. The chief left the
scene with a hook and ladder truck
and appliances before Kennedy went
down.
COAL MINERS STRIKE.
Halifax, Jan. 4.���Mine managers
were in conference at Truro this
morning. At tho close they refused
to give out anything. It is reported
that the Intercolonial authorities have
been instructed to detain all conl received ut Truro. This Is taken to Indicate that a general strike of coal
miners in Nova Scotia is inevitable.
POPULATION OF ONTARIO.
Toronto,   Jan.    4.���The     registrar-
general's   estimate of the   population
of Ontario for the year just closed will
total 2,350,000.
BANQUETTED BY ORANGEMEN.
Toronto, .Inn. 4. ���Hon. Clark Wallace and E. F. Clarke, were tendored
a banquet by local Orangemen last
night in honor of their re-election to
tbe House of Commons,
Howard West Shows How He
Has Been Wrongly
Quoted.
Nelson Tribune and Rossland
Miner are Taken to
Task.
The Nelson Tribune, in its efforts
to excuse itself for its position on the 2
per cent, ore tax question, has stirred
up a discuBBion which is fully explained in the following from the pen of
Mr. R. T. Lowery, editor and financier of the New Denver Ledge:
In the Christmas Number of the B.
C. Mining Record, Howard West contributed a very well written article
showing the opportunities offered to
capital investing in Sloean mines.
The article waB reproduced in The
Ledge, and the Nelson Tribune took
the liberty of using a statement made
by Mr. West regarding the 3 per cent,
oie tax to make it appear that Mr.
West was an advocate of the tax.
This was bad enough, but The Rosa-
land Miner makes it worse when it
says:
"Howard West, an assayer of New
Denver, through the columns of the
Nelson press states the duty of 2 per
cent, on the output of ore less tbe
freight and treatment charges is one
that cannot work a hardship to the
mine owner. Mr. West bases his statement on the following figures. Confining his remarks solely to the silver-
lead industry of the Sloean, he puta
the average value of the ore at KM. 8J
per ton. The freight and treatment
charges are set down at 837.80, leaving the taxable value of tbe ore at
850.25. This gives a yield to the Government at the 2 per cent, rate of
81.18',, leaving the mine owner net
S.'.s.iiil1,. out of which he has only to
pay the mining charges, i. e., the
costs of extraction. But, as is well-
known, the exports from the silver-
lead mines does not approach in value
those of the copper-gold. According
to the statistics presented by the Vio-
toria Board of Trade at the end of the
fiscal year on tho .'loth of June last,
the Port of Kaslo showed a total of
80111.310, whereas Rossland was credited with 84,1101,348. It is thus apparent that Mr. Howard West should
show that the tax which he declares
Is not oppressive to the Bmailer portion of the mining industry Is equally
equitable to the major, and vastly
greater, part."
Mr. West   endeavors   to   straighten
the matter out   In the   following letter to the Miner:
Editor Rosslund Miner:
Sir,���Kindly allow me space for a
word of explanation in regard to an
editorial that appeared in your issue
of Dec. 35, last, and which has just
been brought to my notice, In which
you make mc to pose us an ardent advocate of the two per cent, tax on ore.
As a mutter of fact neither through
tbe columns of the press nor personally by word of mouth have I ever
given utterance to anything which
may be construed into an expression
of opinion upon the subject.
The statements contained in the
Nelson Tribune on which your criticism was based,wore written, presumably by the editor of that publication,
entirely without my sanction, and resulted evidently from a misunderstanding of an article of mine which
appeared in the Christmas Number of
the B. C. Mining Record. As tbe object of this article was to present the
mining industry of the Sloean in as
favorable a light us possible, consistent with truth, for the purpose of ut*
trading capital, 1 fail to see wherein
this would bo furtheied by dwelling
upon oue of the palpably unfavorable
features���from the standpoint of the
Investor��� conucced with mining
throughout the Province.
The figures whicli I waa enabled to
give wore the averages for the last five
yoars, computed direct from the annual report of the Minister   of Mines.
Whatever construction The Tribune
may be pleased to place upon them
concerns itself alone, and In repudiating auy responsibility for the opinions there set forth I must decline to
have my name brought into the discussion either one nay or the other.
Yours truly,
HOWARD WEST.
Nev Denver, II. C.,Dec. 31, moo, Nelson Daily Miner,  Friday  Evening,  January 4, 1901
The Nelson Miner
Published Every Afternoon  Except Sunday
���DY THE���
JTO THE ELECTORS OF THE WEST
WARD.
I beg to  announce myself as candl-
Idate as Alderman for the   West Ward
at the coming civic election, and   eol-
cit vour vote and interest.
HAROLD SELOUS.
NELSON   PUBLISHING
Limited Liability.
CO,
LONDON OFFICE:
145 Fleet Street, E. C.
Central  l'retu* Agency, Ltd., Spo-jlal Agents
ANNOUNCEMENT.
To the Electors of the East Ward:
I have been requested by a number
of electors to offer myself as a candidate. If elected I will do what I can
to keep the water and electric light
systems of the city thoroughly efficient und operated ut a profit. I favor the construction of an electric
power plant on Kootenay River.
Respectfully,
JOHN A.  IRVING.
January 3rd, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Dally, per month, by carrier     (15c
Dally, per month, by mail     ftOc
Daily, por year, by carrier $7 00
Daily, por yoAr, by mail    5 00
Daily, per year, foreign    9 00
WEEKLY MINER:
Weekly, per half year	
Weekly.por year......	
^uto^ronWva^yln-advanoe:
We are
Moving
To Our New Store
in the K.-W.-C.
Block.
CHAS. PARKER, M. I. M- M.
Mining Enoinebb
and Manager.
P. O. Box jol Nelson, B. C.
Charles Parker fe Co'y.
Members Rossland sto .. exchange.
MINING STOCKS IAND INVESTMENTS
SI ffi
. 2(10
.   300
All Chockf should no made payable to the
    Publishing   Uomi*anv,
oritor   of
Limited.
Nelson
A CARD.
To the Ratepayers of the  City of Nelson :
Ladies and Gentlemen,���Having
been requested by a number of friends
(ratepayers) in this city to become a
candidate for alderman in the East
Ward, I may say I have plenty of spare
time on hand, und would be pleused
to devote u portion of it toward attending to your interests, not only in
the East Ward but thronghout the
City generally. Should you deem my
services acceptable, and honor me
with a place at your municipal board,
I shall do my best to merit the confidence placed in me.    Faithfully,
JOHN PATERSON.
Nelson. II. C, December  24th, 1900.
is  ass
some  of
The editor of Mr. Houston's paper
and keeper of Mr. Houston's conscience has worked himself into a
state of excitement over tho two per
csnt. tax on the output of metalliferous mines. He says that it is not a
hardship on the mine owners,and adds
that his paper is "the only daily
newspaper in the Province that dares
say so." From the frequency with
which the habit has been indulged,
we woald naturally conclude that it
does not require much courage on
the part of our contemporary to misrepresent a fact or to boldly challenge
the truth. We would venture to
amend the statement to read that
"The Tribune is the only daily news
paper in the Province that
enough to say so." Beeausc
tbe mines are declaring dividends there
can be no hardship in taxing every
ounce of metal that is produced, notwithstanding all the operations connected with the development and
working of the minos are subject to
the usual taxation. Why should mine
owners be singled out for speoial taxation, any more than grocers, or bakers, or newspaper publishers? It is
not so much the hardship���a better
word would be the injustice���of it,
however, as the extreme folly <��f such
a tax, at a time when all interested
in the welfare of the Province are endeavoring to attract capital for the
development of our mineral wealth.
The unreasonable increase of the tax
itself is an unjust discrimination,
but to fly in the face of investors in
this fashion is  an act of imbecility.
I Crow 6 Morris i
Flora de Vlneda
Vallens 6 Co.
Two choice  cigars, well known
all over the world.
Will   give   most   enjoyment
people who know a good
cigar.
to
But can supply
your wants in
all lines. Start
the New Year
with a new set
of	
Blank Books
Office and Pocket
Diaries for iooi.     t
CODES
Bedford-McNeil & doughs
able   Address:
Parker, Nelson, B.
COMPANY,,
Slocan SnABKS - Payne,
Rooo, Dardanelles, Blooan
8Ur, St. Kovorne, Rambler-
Cariboo Consolidated.
Nelson Shakes ��� Molly
Gibson, Athabasca, Exchequer, Venus, Juno, Richlleu,
London Consolidated.
East Kootenay 8hares���
North star, Sudlvnn, -St.
Eugene.
Ro8si.ANnSnABES-Conler
Star, Oiant, 1. X. L., Iron
Mask, St. Elmo, War Eagle
Working Mines for Sale*   Developed Prospects to Bond.
Reports by Own Engineers-
Secretary Nelson. Mlne��*
Trust aud Invcfttllli'llt
Co., Ltd., t'apllnl ��ao,ouo
In 80,000shares pur iM.oo
Dealers In leading D. C.
mining shares, on Commission only. No commission
charged our clioms on sales
of shares originally purchased through us.
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^NCORPOItfoW ttl*
QREAT NORTHERN
RAILWAY.
Canada Drug aud
Book Co., Ltd.
UIU1U   ���
Baker Street. m
UNION   LABOR.
Buy   Only   Union ��� Made   Shoes,
factory H? 88
���**GiST��r>��0
Tbis stamp used by tbe .10HN Me-
PHBB90N00., Limited, of Hamilton,
tbe only Union Factory in Canada.
MISCELLANEOUS
"Tbere is an unmistakable revival
of interest amongst ub on tbe subject
of Newfoundland," says Tho Toronto
Globe. If there is, it is a pity tbe
evidences of it are so carefully kept
concealed. Not one in a thousand
Canadians mentions Newfoundland
onee in u month. The Globe does lot
see the remotest resemblance to u revival, but the words quoted servo excellently ns tbe introduction of an ar-1 ,���   x,   .
,,   , ,    ,  , . . .  .    ,,     I VYAflllMJ.
ticle intended to revive inteiest in the
ancient colony. If it is to be taken
as an indication that the Government
contemplate tho renewal of negotiations or the union of Newfoundland
with the Dominion, readers will forgive the amiable deception and wish
that bettor luck may uttend the next
conference of delegates. It 1b high
time the confederation of British
North Amerlon was rounded off by tbe
inclusion of the big Island out in tbe
Atlantic.
Advertisements inserted under this head at
tho rate of ono otmt a word per insertion. No
advertisement lakon for loss than 25 oenta.
FOR    RENT.���Cellar.
Hunk of Canada.
Apply    Royal
ENGLISH     Lady      wants    post     as
housekeeper or   help.    Experienced.
Address F. C., Nelson Miner.
LU171 ber..
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber,
Shingles.
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber-
Mill at PILOT BAY. Yards, NELSON
and LABI-0.
NONE BETTER.
SOLID VESTIBULED TRAINS.
PALA0E DIKING AND OBSERVATION
OAKS.-MEALSalaOAETE.
HEAD OFFICE:  NELSON-
J. A. SAYWARD.
8pokane Falls A
Close connection East and Westbound at Spokane withtiains of th<
trains of the Spokane Falls und Northern Railway.
Direct connection at St. Paul without change of depot with all trains l'oi
Chicago, Toronto. Montreal, New York
and all points West and South.
Leaves Spokane daily for East a��10:15 a.m
Leaves Spokane daily for Wont at 7:45 p.m
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 Bail-
I way.
For further information, maps, folders, etc., apply to any agent of Spokane
Falls & Northern Ry., Kaslo & Sloean
Ry., Kootei ai Bail way & Navigation
Co., or to
F. I. WHITNEY.   H. A. JACKSON,
Geul. Pass. & Tkt. Agt.   Com'cl Agt.
St. Paul, Min      Spokane. Wash
Economy
In buying a sewing machine on the ordinary
terms, how much do you
pay for the machine and
how much for the name?
We are prepared to furnish you with
The Imperial
at a fair price and give you a
fivejyears' guarantee. It is
thoroughly up-to-date, easy
running with complete set of
attachments
BOX TOP FOUR DRAWERS
$30.00
DROP HEAD FOUR
DRAWERS $32.00
Finished  in  quartered   oak.
Northern R'v.
Nelson A Fort
Sheppard RY
Red Mountain R'v.
LOST.���A liluelf oosker spunlel puppy.
Reward if   returned   to W. J. Mac-
nab, Vernon Street, weBt.
ply W.
Street.
���A   gooil   smart lud.    Ap-
Astley,    Kink,   Stanley
It is said that the company who
hare obtained possession of tbe Fair-
view ooal deposits -rvill work them in
opposition to the 'row's Nest people,
with the view of controlling the entire coal and loko business of the Interior. That, at least, Means competition. Tho member** ef the company
are also the controlling
PROSPECTORS having promising
mineral claims for sale are requested
to eull at The Prospectors' Exchungc.
Phone No. KM, Kooui No. 4, K.-W.-C.
Hlock, Nelson, 11. C.
WANTKD���Kreo Milling tiolil Properties In llritii.li Columbia. Phone No,
KM, K.-W.-C. lilock.    Andrew F. Kos-
enburger, Nelson, II. C.
The only all rail route between
all points east, west and south to
Rossland, Nelson and intermed at
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
points.
Connects at Meyer's Falls with
stage daily for Republic, and connects at Bossburg with stage daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
FOB  SALE,���Small   flat,    furnished
complete   for   houKukceeping,    Snap
for mult   and   wife.    Address   "Flat"
Miner Olllce.
DO YOU need un   experienced   Hook-
keeper und stenographer, Write W,,
Miner Olllce.
THE NKI.SON Sodu Wuter (,'ompuny
will be obliged if householders having their empty syphons, or patent
screw top bottles, will communicate
with them by telephone or post curd
spirits of the j ��H the syphons und bottles are requir-
0. P. R., to whose manipulation theicd for tfic holiday trade,
people of Nelson are indebted for the
recent increase of one dollar a Von In
the price of tho bard ooal of Anthracite.    If the competition is   to branch
off In that direction, tbe people of
the Interior will have reason to wlHh
that tho Van Home syndicate had
kept out of Falrvlcw. It is a bad
thing to let tbe fuol of a oountry fall
into the bands of a monopoly, or to be
subject to manipulations that may at
will be turned to the increase of private dividends.
Out In Victoria tbey are discussing
whcther Inst Tuesday was not tbe first
"~y of the Twenty-Brat century, and
���o hot Is the dispute that they are
making wagetl over it. This is ox-
temuly gratifying to the friends of the
Capital living outside, as It is the
first instance on record of tbat city
being uhead of time. There would be
much less Burprise if they were disputing as to whether It was not the
beginning ot the Twelfth century.
WANTED.���Position us mine foreman
or will develop properties by contract, Just returned from developing
properties in the noith. Can UBBuy,
survey nnd u good accountant. High
class testimonials, Extended experience in 11. 0. and South America.
Apply P. 0, Box 7ri,;ilossland B. C
Leave
8:00 s.m..
11:60 a.in.
7:0(1 a.m.
0:45 p.m
11.00 p. 111
PAY TRAIN
....Spokane...
.. ..Rossland
Arrive
..6:40 p.m.
..3:10 p.m.
Nelson 7:16 p.m.
NIGHT TRAIN.
 Spokane 7:00 a.m.
 Rossland 7:0011.111.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T.A.
���Spokane  Wast
G. K. TAOKABURT,
Affent, Nelson. fl.O
FOR KENT.���A    warm,    comfortable
house, seven rooms,water und bath.
Apply. "D," MlnerOfllce.
WANTED. ���Capable, reliable person
In every county to represent lurge
company of solid fliiunciul reputation;
i'XM salary per year, payable weokly;
('I per day absolutely sure and all
expenses; straight, bonu-ilde, definite
salary, no commission; salary paid
each Saturday and expense money advanced each week. Standard House,
Caxton lluilding, Chicago.
FIRST-CLASS   Room   and   llonrd, in
private   family,    reasonable   terms.
Apply   on   Silica   Street,   two   doors
west of Ward.
FOR BALE-*-A new house, ton rooms,
very convenient,with all modern Improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley und Carbonate  Street.
C.W.WEST&CO.
Coal and Wood.
Agents Imperial Oil Oo. Ltd.
Crow's   Nest  Coal,   $6.15
Anthracite,    -    -    $10.76
DBLIVBRBD.
No order can bo accepted unless
accompanied by cash,
Office Corner Hall and Baker Streets.
TKLIPHONE us
Kootenay Railway and NaT.
Company, Ltd.
Operating
KABLO fe 8IX1CAN RAILWAY,
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD. CO  Ltd
BEDLINQTON St NELSON RY.
KOOTENAY VALLEY RY.
Shortcut and quickest route to tho East and all
points on tho O. R. and N. and Nun hern
I'twlUr. Railways In Washington,
Oregon, auu tho Southern
Status,
KASLO & BLOCAN RY.
Passonger train for Sandon and way stations
loaves  Kaslo ut 8 a. in., dally.    Returning,
leaves Sandon at 1,19 p.m,, arriving at Kaslo
a'. S.66 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD. CO,
Operating on Kootenay Lake and River,
S S. Kaslo loaves Kaslo dally at 8 a m; leaves
I Pilot Bey dally at 0:16 a in: arrives Kuskonook
'daily at 11:16am.  Returning, leaves Kuskonook daily at 12:40 pm; loaves Pilot Buy dully
at 2:301) in; arrivos Kaslo daily nt t p in.
8. S. International leaves Nelson dally at
a in; leaves Pilot Bay dally at 9:16 a in; arrives
Kaslo dally at 10:16 a m.   Rotui-nlng, leaves
Kaslo dally at 1 p in; loaves Pilot Bay dally at
2:30 p ui; arrivos Neison dally at 4:311 p in.
B. i, N. nnd K. V. Ryu
Possongar train loaves Kuskonook for Spokane dally on arrival of steamer Kaslo, connecting at Ronnor's Furry with Great. Northern
flyer, east humid.
Leaves Spoknno for Kuskonook dully at 6:26
a in, making direct connection at Kuskonook
with stoamor Kaslo for Nelson and Kaslo.
Steamers oall at principal landings in both
directions, and at other points when signalled.
Tlokota sold I o all points In Canada and the
United States.
To ascertain rates and full Information ad-
drossi
ROBERT IRVINO,
tUnnanr, Kaslo.fi. C.
O, K. Tackaiii'iiy, Local Agont.
Packed in 2 oz., 4 oz. and % lb. Air-tight Tint.
AuA t~ul 'Af- MA** **j .
HUDSON'S
BAY
STORES.
Corner Baker and Stanley Streeb
NELSON, B. C.
The Royal Bank of Canada.
 $1.7IHI.IHlfl.il
Thomas Ritchie. Vicc-Prosideiil.
REISTERER & CO.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter,
DItOP IN AMD SEE US.
NnNnn. H. O.
ORUOIBLE OAST STEEL
WIRE ROPE
7-8 Inch diiiin. 918. GO per 100 feet.   Foi
immediate deliverr   in   Kelso*
Atlantic S. S. Lines.
From Portland, Mo.
Allan Line Numldlan Jan. 2
Dominion  Line Vancouver Uec20
From St. John,N. B.
Beaver Line Lake Chainplaln Deo 20
From Now York
Cunard Lino Campania Doo2ft
White Btar Linn Oacanlo Duo 96
American Line St. Louis 1)00 20
N.O.L, Lino Kaiser Wllholm dor Grosso. Jan. 3
N. O. L. Allor Deo20
Anchor Lino Anchoriu Poo 22
French Line La Torrnluo  Dec 27
From Boston
Cunard Lino LHtonla Deo 211
Passages arranged to and from all European
point*. For rates, tickets and full information
apply to C. P, R. depot agent or II, L, Brown
City Passonger Agent, Nelson, B. C,
W. P. F. CUMMINOS,
Oenoral A ireut. C.P.R. ORloes, Winnipeg
Incorporated 1869,
Capital Paid-up,    ���.    .    .    ��l,n��5,im>.oo |  Beat,
Board of Directors 1  Thomas K. Kenny,   Presldont
Wiley Smith   H. O. Bauld, Hon, David MnoKoen.
���lead Oflli-r, Halifax!
General Manager, Rdson L. Pease. Montreal.
Superintendent of I'ranohefl. and Secretary, W. 8. Torrance, Halifax,
Inspector, W. F, Brook, Halifax,
Inspector D, M. Stewart, Montreal.
Brunchest
Nova acotla-Halllax Branoh, Antlgonlnh.
Brtdgowater, Ouy.boro. Londonderry, Lunenburg. Mattliind (Haul* Co.), l'iclou, Port,
llawkesbury, Sydney. Bhubonacadle.Truro,
Weymouth.
Hew Hriiuswlck ��� Bathurst, Dorchester,
Fredorlclou, Kingston (Kent Co.), Mono-
ton, Newcastle, Suokvllle, Wlodstock,
r. E. hland���Charlottetowu, Suuniioruldo.
Quebec���Montreal. (City (mice). Montreal,
Wust End (Cor. Notre Hume and Seigneurs Streetnl; Wostmount (Cor. Grceno
Avenue arid St. Cathurlnos Street.
Ontario���Ottawa.
Newfoundland���St. John's.
t'oba. West ladles���Havana.
United mates Now York (10 Exchange Plaoo)
Republic Wash.
BBANOHEB IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver,
Vancouver East End, Victoria.
Correspondent. 1
Caaada���Merchants Bank of Canada,   Boston���National Bhawmut IBank.  Ohlstfce��� Illinois
Trust, ui-il Hinliigs Bunk.  Sau Francisco���First National Bank.   London.  Eng.   Hunk  of
Scotland.   Paris, France���Credit Lyonnau*.   Bermuda���Bank of Bermuda.   China aud .In
1MB���-Hour Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.
(leneial Banking Business Transacted; Sterling; Bills of Exchange  Bought
and iiold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the moat favoralile terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
G-eo. Kydd. Manager, Nelson, B.C.
NOTICE.
WADDS    BROS.,
PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Baker Street,
NELSON.   -   -   B. 0.
E. J.SCOV.L
Minimi ItBOKKB, ��OTABY PIiniH
Windermere Mlses. OorrespondanosBolloIied
WINDBRMEBE, A 0.
Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of the
Dominion Parliament, 6^ and 64 Victoria, Chapter 103
and Chapter 104, the name of
THE   MERCHANTS'   BANK   OF   HALIFAX
n iim.li��� 11 1 1        mil ���I ��� 11 n.i is.
will  be changed to
"ftbe TRo^al Bank of Canaba"
from and after
the  Second  day  of  January,   1901.
E. L. PEASE,
General Manager.
Halifax, ist November, 1900.
are
in
ceries,
Put Us On
Your List...
We will see that you
not   disappointed
superiority of gro-
promptness of
delivery, or reasonableness of price.
From tempting breakfast   foods   to  richest
materials   for    dainty
desserts,   we   will   fill
your wants perfectly.
Klrkpatrlr.k 8 Wilson
Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited.
YAIID3   AT   NELSON AND ROSSLAND.
MILL AT PORTO RICO SIDING.
Rough and
Dressed  Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings!
A-1 White Pine Lumber Always ll
Stock.   ;
We carry n, complete Hlock of Coast Flooring*
Colling, Insldo Flnl��h, Turned Work. 8a��h and
Door.. Bpooial order work will rooolvo prompt
attention*   Mali ordem eollcltod.
Porto RicoLumber Co.,
LiniTBD.
Head Oflloe-Hendrvx and Voinou St,, Nelaoe,
*
I Nelson Dailv Miner, Friday Evening, Januarv 4,  1901
HOUSE OF MOUKNING.
LOYALTY   TO   THE   DEPARTED  AND
CONSIDERATION FOR THE LIVING.
The Joy of Youth and Strength Doea
Not Mean Disloyalty and Heartless-
ncii-The Froper Way to Honor
Those For Whom We mourn.
It Is a curious question, so pertinent
and so provoked by the daily siglit of
households In which there is "one vacant
place," that it would appear a natural
one also: "How would I best like to be
remembered? In what way would I desire that my memory should bo kept
green?" But very rarely is this a mntter
of speculation, and yet more rarely of
direction, and when death enters the door
the first effort of all who arc bereaved is
to show zealously that they are sorry,
without any further thought. And in
many cases the home is plunged into a
gloomy Isolation which deprives it of all
Its natural charm.
Many widows see with alarm the quick
reaction of tbe young hearts of their
children and liul iu every spontaneous
revival of happiness among them a sign
that the head and dither is forgotten.
Out of this come an artificial form of
life and an unreal conduct of family affairs which, like all unreal tbiugs, arc inherently without value.
Every" sorrowing mother in the world
has felt an indignant fear arise in her
heart that the one out of siglit is forgotten because a jolly brother and
bright girl sister are ready to laugh again
and feci the old spirit of rhythm moving
their young feet. But we may uot turn
the course of life out of its deep groove
because one human heart has tied from
earth. The stir of the pulse and the joy of
youth and strength are happily ninile to
surmount the waves of sorrow as surely
aa a swimmer comes rejoicing out of the
���trong surf, and this docs not mean disloyalty or heartlcssuess.
There Is���we canuot shut our eyes to
It���an element In society which says that
there is neither time nor place for sorrow In the world and whose aim is clearly to see no shadows and hide everything
disagreeable and distressing. We arc not
concerned with this small minority of the
great human family, but arc thinking of
the average home out of which a good
father or mother has gone or where
some dear son or daughter is no more
seen. In such homes people do not willingly or easily forget, and tbe vast majority are more than ready to cherish
every token of tender remembrance.
There is a tenacious holding of nil the
memories which the daily intimate details of a lifetime have implanted iu the
hearts of those who arc left.
It becomes a very important matter
for decision how a family should best order Its contact with the world so us to
live In wholesome relations with society
and yet be true and loyally tender to the
dead.
As the very primal point from which to
look forward, we want tho living to remember the dead lovingly. Every act
which is unnatural and purely done from
conventional usage, against the will and
wish of the living, tends to lessen the
warmth of that utfectiou which we would
hopo to keep from ever growing cold.
Far indeed would I he from seeming to
disregard a reasonable yielding to what
traditionally Is deemed the fitting manner of expressing the deepest outward respect. What we feel clearly does not
suffice. One of the rights of the dead is
decorous observance of common usage
concerning them. But side by side witli
this stands the absolute right of the living to healthful use of their faculties and
of cordial contact with their follows,
without which no mind Is entirely sane.
It would surely seem both rational and
sensible to revert to the judgment of
those we would honor by our mourning,
Take a family left fatherless. Would it
not be a wholly reasonable procedure to
endeavor to honor tho lost head by carrying out his views? Yet in how many
households out of which has gone a genial, sympathetic, cheerful father follows
a reign of darkness? Iu the home of a
man whose nature hud been marked by
love of social merriment, whose cordial
Interest bad endeared him to his kindred
and neighbors and who felt hospitality
to be a positive duty, wo are sometimes
���hocked to find a ouce open dour closed
to all except the few nearest relatives
and a pervading coldness and silence,
which It would have been Impossible for
hliu to endure, filling the rooms he li.nl
loved.
There can be no more beautiful and
vital way of bonoriug the dead than by
making others happier for their dear
lakes, and the selfishness whicli yields to
the demand of personal loneliness and
grief, by losing interest lu everything
outside its own narrow limits, enn neither make a memory strong and faithful
In the world whence the man bus departed nor kin lie new desire that he
were once again alive.
If wo would insure that a name we
honor shall not cease to be spoken, we
must ourselves maintain for it a living
interest and warmth. The friends a mini
has loved and whose friendship gave halt
the sunshine to his life have their just
claim to be continually received for his
sake with a warm hand and a true hospitality. The pursuits lie enjoyed should
be made pleasant to his children. Death
Is Indeed victorious when it not ouly
takes out of our homes a beloved personality, but at the same time kills all
that he animated by his spirit.
It la largely a custom when an abiding
grief has come to sit at a fireside to let
its shadow dim all the former festivals
of the year. The whole radius of a large
family circle are year after year almost
ashamed to enjoy either Thanksgiving
day or Christmas lest tbey seem to bo
thoughtless of one missing nnd ever dear
{iresence. I do not underrate the clfort
t may cost, but surely any brave woman
la equal to the effort of restraining the
weakness ot her own heart and culling
her children nnd her grandchildren to'
gather about the tuble, after their old
custom, and seeing to It that they speak
lovingly of old days and of him who
made them bright.���New York Post.
WEAPONS  OF ANIMALS.
Claws,  Teeth,   Horns   and   Hoofs   All
Come Handy nt Times.
Many animals, Including both those
that kill and those that are killed, are
endowed with special means of offensive
and defensive combat. The latter are often furnished with weapons of effective
'value, such as the horns of cattle and
goats and the hoofs of horses.
Even some of the largest animals
which are not carnivorous and may be
said to have no enemies possess special
; organs that they can use for inflicting
wounds. Such are the tusks of elephants, the horn of the rhinoceros and
the antlers of the moose. Their primary
purpose, however, is to aid in procuring
food and iu cleaving a way through forest and jungle.
With beasts and birds of prey weapons of attack are indispensable. Among
the most highly developed are the re-
j tractile claws of the cat family, the cutting and tearing teeth of the wolf family and the talons of eagles and hawks.
Even in lower forms of life we find highly specialized weapons, chief among
i which are the fangs of venomous serpents nnd the stings of bees, wasps and
hornets, rendered far more effective by
the presence of a powerful and sometimes deadly poison.
While noting the liberal endowment of
creatures that   prey upon   animals, we
must not lose sight of the fact that certain vegetarians are also equipped with
j weapons of combat.    The males of the
I boviue and the goat tribes in the wild
state use these weapons largely in their
1 combats with rivals of their own species,
while the females employ them chiefly in
defense of their young.
Tho bull lights with the head down, often with the eyes closed, and the horns,
being usually short and nearly straight,
can bo used only one at a time, aided by
the toss of the powerful neck. The horns
of the cow In all the commoner breeds
are turned somewhat forward, so as to
be of the utmost service, and the faithful
mother fights for her calf against dog or
I wild beast with her head raised and eyei
I wide open.
A stag brought to bay sometimes presents his antlers to the hunter. With
some species these branching horns are
shed at certain seasons, and during their
renewed growth are for a time soft and
useless as weapons. They gain strength
and toughness at the season when rivalry and battles between the males are in
order, and it is therefore natural to infer
that the antlers are intended chiefly for
j this purpose.
I Against many foes, however, man in-
: eluded, the deer family find their beBt
I weapons in their hoofs, with which they
1 strike nnd cut as with knives, sometimes
I killing dogs, wounding hunters and at
I other times cutting coiled rattlesnakes
into pieces.- ,','
Russian Fairy Tales.
A book of fairy tales was the cause of
the expulsion and consequent ruin of 176
persons at I'oltova. A pupil at one of
the state schools there was caught in the
act of reading this book of fairy tales,
which had been prohibited by the censor
on tlie ground that certain of the tales
might be applied to Russian conditions
and Russian politics. The boy explained
that the caretaker of the school buildings
had lent him the book. The principal of
the school reported the caretuker to the
police, and on the ground of this denunciation the offender was sent to Siberia.
Tho ofliciuls of the institution, together
with several parents of pupils, were so
indignant at the conduct of the principal
thnt they drew up a protest describing
his denunciation as a mean and despicable act. The only consequence was that
the officials lost their posts, and, together
with the residents who had signed tho
protest, were expelled from the province
of Poltova for three years. The order of
expulsion was extended to all the relatives of the offenders, so thnt 175 persona
were sentenced to this severe punishment
ou account of a book of fairy tales which
in other countries is given to every child
to read.
1-I.aily Vernon's Studies.
Lady Georglna Vernon, daughter of the
tenth earl of Haddington, Is well known
re an authority on dairying as nu occupation for women. She spent some time in
Normandy studying Into French nietliodH
In cheesiMiinkiiig. She strongly urges the
practicability of dairying for women as a
���elf supporting Industry, but says that'
cheese would be the most profitable
branch of the work. Most of tbe bad
putter, she claims, comes from small
���tolrle�� with only two or three cow��.
Women Students In Russia.
If a Russian woman wishes to study at
any of the universities in her own land,
etiquette docs not allow her to do so until
she is married. Not infrequently she
goes through the civil ceremony of marriage with a man student whom probably
she has never seen before, and this marriage is quite legal, though perhaps the
couple may never speak to each other
again. Qn the other hand, If tbey like
each other and they so desire, they are
married for life. If they do not, the marriage Is dissolved when their university
course is finished, and they are free to
marry some one else.
The celebrated mathematician Sonya
Kovnlcvskl wont through the marriage
ceremony with a student whom she then
saw for the first time and who afterward
became her husband. The education of
women in Russia stands better than In
most European countries owing to the
persistent efforts of the Russian women
themselves.
He Feared to Presume.
The American tourist Is so firmly convinced that he Is being cheated on all
hands during his European travels that
he occasionally oversteps the bounds of
prudence.
"What Is the price of this pin?" asked
a young man In a Paris shop, handling a
email silver brooch of exquisite workmanship.
"Twenty francs, monsieur," said the
clerk.
"That's altogether too much," said the
young American. "It's for a present to
my sister.  I'll give you 5 francs for It."
"Zen it would be I zat gave ze present
to your sister," said the Frenchman, with
a deprecatory shrug, ''and I do not know
ze young mademolsellel"���Youth's Companion.
Haiardom.
Life Insurance Agent (filling out application)���Your general health Is good, Is
It not?
Appllcnnt���Never had a ��IcV day In my
life.
Agent���Uml You do not contemplate
entering, upon any hazardous undertaking, I suppose?
Applicant���Well, yea, I am afraid I
do. I am going to get married next
Wednesday.-��� London Answers.
Good Judg-meat.
The most necessary talent in a man of
conversation, which Is what we ordinarily Intend by a line gentleman, is a good
judgment. He that has this In perfection Is master of his companion without
letting him seo it and has the same advantage over men of any other qualification! whatsoever ������ one that can see
would have oyer a blind mao of tea timet
his strength.
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S IN  RETURNING  THANKS
To our very many customers for the very liberal share of
patronage extended us since our coming to Nelson, we
would say that we are highly pleased with the volume of
business transacted during our short business experience
among you. Since coming to Nelson our principal aim
has been to supply you with good goods at lowest possible prices, and we can readily see those principles have
been wonderfully appreciated by the public. In asking
you far a continuance of your valuable patronage during
the coming year, we would say our efforts will be stronger
along these lines, our stock will be fresh and well assorted, our goods will be of the best, and in prices we will
lead.
Out of town orders will at all times' receive our most
prompt attention. , '
Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New
Year!
WM. HUNTER & GO.
Groceries,  Crockery.
Miners, Attention!
��
HEATING  STOVES
For wood or hard or soft coal.
The   largest   line   carried   by
any firm in Canada.
COOKING STOVES
'' Good   Cheer ''   Ranges  and
Cook Stoves.    A complete line.
SOLE AGENTS   FOR   THE  CELEBRATED
COLE'S  HOT  BLAST  HEATERS.
Z Call and be convinced that the only place to buy
Stoves  and   Ranges  at  the  right  prices  is  the
LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.
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BOYS!
Get Ready for the
First Ice.
Skating and Hockey
BOOTS
Looking for a strong, comfortable
SKATING HOOT, Sir ? We have
the SLATER HOOKEY SHOE. For
men, at 83.50 the pair. For boys,
at 83.00 the pair. And ladies' and
children's Skating Boots in great
variety.
LILLIE BROS.
The Slioeists
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P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, M. C.
BranchJMarkets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Sloean City.
Order* by mall to any branch will have careful a-M nrompt attention.
THE   PROSPECTORS'   EXCHANGE
NO. 4 K.-W.-C. BLOCK. NELSON, B. C,
Cold, Silver-Lead  and   Copper Mines wanted at tbe EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLINO GOLD properties wanted at once for Eastern
investors.
Parties having mining property for sale are requested to send
samples of their ore to the EXCHANGE for exhibition.
We desire to hear from prospectors who have promising mineral
claims in liritish Columbia.
Prospectors and 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
ANDREW   F.   ROSENBERGER.
Telephone No. 104.   P. O. Box 700. NELSON, B. G.
KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY 4 CONSTRUCTION!.
ELECTRIC  SUPPLIES.
Complete  Electric Equipments  for  Electric   Power   Transmission  and
Lighting for Mines, Towns, etc.    Electric Fixtures, Lamps,
Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Houston Block.
NELSON, B. 0.
H. E. CROASDA1LE
MINE &. SHARE BROKER.
P. o. Box 626.  Cable Address:
connissioN aoent.
"Groasdallo," Nelson.  Oode���Morolno & Neal.
Is prepared to negotiate the sale of developed mines. Has arranged for
dealing in shares on the London and Montreal Stock Exchanges. Shares
bought and sold in London on margin. Will take charge of the interests of absentee investors.
OFFICE: SELOUS BLOCK. NEL80N, B. C.
THE NELSON ELECTRIC TRAMWAY CO., LiliM
LOTS FOR   SALE   ON   EASY   TERMS.
Large number of Choice Building Lots adjacent to the line of their
Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Company, Mactonald Block corner of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
A. V. MASON, Secretary.
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BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
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BENNETT'S
"CROWN   BRAND"
<=��    TRADE
I rh firth i
MARK   g
Gutta Percha Water-proof Fuse has been g!
f�� proved and not found wanting.
No miss-holes.   No running.
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LAWRENCE    HARDWARE
AGENTS
NELSON,   B C.
CO. i
Wholesale Houses
NELSON, b. c.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
'IiHOKPE & CO. Limited���Corner Vernuu
A ana Cedar streets, I*. olsoo���Munulaotur-
eul ot and wholesale dealers in aeraUsd waters
and fruit syrups. Bole ageing lor liaiuyou Hot,
tourings mineral water,   Telephone ou.
XI KLSON SODA WATKK FACTOllY-
-i.'l M. M. Cummins, Leasee��� livery known
Variety ol Bolt urniks. I'Uuoxae. 'telephone
So. 31. Hoover street, .Nelson. Bottlers ot the
tciiiouri at. i_,oun Hot b|*ro*gs Mineral \Y���ter.
ARCHITECTS
C1AM". sc MACDONaLJj (H. Cane, James
/ A. MacaouiilUi���Areniteela and superintendents, Urukeu Hill blocs., corner Hakoi and
V\ ard otreols, .Nelson.
CUMMIaaiUM MLKC11ANTS
HJ. KV6.SH H. CU.-Baker Street, Nel-
��� sou��� W hulooiile dealers in liquors ci-
K"''��, cement, lire hnck aim lire clay, water
pipe auu steel rails, aud guueral oolunilsslou
merchants.
liRAlN,  UAY AiND CEREALS
BllAlKAIAiVKMt MLUilNU CO., LTD.-
v\ uo.esaie auu retail dealers in Kiain.
nay, Hour, lueu. Alula at V ictoria, New �� ����
uiiuslur; iuiwontou, Alta. JsJovatora on Cai-
��ary aud buiuuuton lladway. Manufacturers
oi the coieuraled 11. 6c li. tiraud cereals.
URUCER1ES
AMACUtM.AU) & Co.-Corner Fron
��� and Hall olrects-V, uuleaale arocera
auu jobbers lu blankets, gloves, inilta, boota
luobcrs, mackinaws aud minora' sundries.
LUMRER
XTKLbON HAW ANU PLANING MILL-
-i.*** Olllce corner Hall aud eronl ou-eeU.
..oisou-i^umbor, coiling. Homing;, and ever?,
tiling in wood tor buuumg purposes, uet oar
prices.   CoiTuspondencu solicited.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
O BURKS & Co.-Bakor street, Nelson-
.���- ��� Wholesale dealers iu fresh and curod
meats.    Cola aturane. �������������
WEST   KOOTENAY    BUTCHEK   CO.-
Baker street, Nelson-Wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.
: Bank of Commerce
With Which is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
=THE CANADIAN-
head OFFICE-TORONTO.
Paid-up Capital,
Reserve Fund,
$8,000,000
2,000,000
AQOREQATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.
QUEBEC:
London Office: 611 Lombard Street, E. C.
S. Cameron Alexander, Manager.
New York Office; 16 Exchange Place.
Alex, Laird and Win. Gray, Agents.
BRANCHES OF THE HANK IN CANADA
ONTARIO
Hamilton, London, Toronto (8 olllces), Ottawa and 31 other place*
Montkbai.
YUKON DISTRICT,
Dawson, White Hohse
Atlin
('nANBBOOK
Fkh.nik
manitoba
Winnipeg
british columbia
Giieknwood Nelson Sandon
New Westminster   Vancwveh
Rossland Victokia
HARDWARE & MIN1NU   SUPPLIES
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE  CO-Baker
Street,   Nelson - Wholraale   denials  in
haidware, miners'  supplies,  sporting  goods.
MLACHLAN BROS. (Successors to Vancouver Hardware Co, Ltd.) Baker SLreel,
Nelson��� Wholesale dealers In hardware aud
mining supplies, plumbers' and Unanutua' sud-
plios. . r
f^ELSON HARDWARE CO.-Wholesale
-i.^ paints, oils aud glass; mechanics' toola.
Agents foi Ontario Powder Works; ajrnuuite
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS
rilURNKR, BEETON & Co.-Cornor Vernos
J. and Josephine Streets, Nelson���Wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars, aud dry goods
Agents for Pabat Brewing Co. of Milwaukee
and Calgary Brewing Co ot Calgary.
H
UDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholesalo groceries
and liquors eto., Baker Streot, Kelson.
CALIFORNIA WINE CO., Limited-Corner
>ronl and Hall Streets, Nelaon-Whole-
saie dealers n wines lease and bulk), and
doniostio and imported cigars.
PROVISIONS,   PRODUCE & FRUITS
JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Corner Vernon and
���   Josephine 8l,roets,  Nelaon ��� Wholesale
dealers in provisions, cured meats, butter and
Kamlooi*s
Nanaimo
New York, N. Y.
IN THE UNITKD STATES
San FBANC18C0. Cal. Seatti e. Wash
Portland, Ore.        Skaiuvay, Alaska '
Bankers In London.���Tl>e Bank of Scotland: Mewrs. Smith, Payne * Smiths
"      " New Yoik.���The American Exchange National Bank.
Agents in Chicago.���The Northern Trust Company.
���'       " Now Orleans.���The Commercial National Bank.
Savings Bank Department.
Interest Allowed on Deposits.   Present Hate 3 Per Cent
Nelson Branch. GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
You  Will be
Money In
by calling at
Patenaude
Bros.
when in want of a
COOD    WATCH.
You will  find  that  our
prices    are    the    very
lowest.
PATENAUDE BROS*
NELSON, B. C.
CANADIAN
Pacific
" Soo Line
FIRsr-OLASS  SLEEPERS ON ALL
TRAINS FROM REVELSTOKE
AND KOOTENAY LANDING.
Also TOURIST CARS passing  Dun-
more Junction Daily for St. Paul, Saturdays for Montreal and Ronton, Mondays   and   Thursdays   for   Toronto.
Same cars  pass  Revelstoke  one  da/
enrlier.
A   POINTER
for  your  enBtein  trip is to
your ticket reads via Canadian PaciHc.
Trains and Steamers Depart.
5 '00   ) stenlller for Kootenay Land-
Daiiv    f!?K   an<1  e,lstc"i  point*   vi��
muy    ) Crow's Nest Route.
8:00 ) Train for Kossland, Grand
Ex Sun (Forks,Greenwood,Midway.elo
U:00 I Train for Sloean City, Slooan
Ex Sun ) points, and Saudon.
I0.O0 ) Steamer for Kaslo and Inter-
Ex Sun I mediate point*.
1840 ) Train for Hossland, Nakusp,
Dniiv f Hevelatnke, main line and
u   iy    ) Paeitiic Coast Points.
Por Time Tables, Hates and full information Call ou or address nearest Local Agent, or,
It. W. Drew, Depot Agent I NolBon, B. C.
H. h. Brown, City Agent. /
B. J. OOYLE,
A u. P. Agent,
VanoenTrr
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We   are  sole  agents for  the   famous   PETRAULT   S3
HOCKEY SHOE with the patented 3
.   Inside Ankle Support 3
E    of which we carry a  well  assorted  stock  for  Men,   Women,   ;���*��������
SZ. Boys, and Misses, in both Black and Tan, 2S
I Neelands   Shoe |
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Upholstering,
REPAIR WORK OF
...ALL KINDS
We make a specialty of
Cozy Corners, Foot
Stools, Ottomans, and
Odd Pieces.
R. S. CLARK.
Kootenav Street, opp. Bank of Montreal. I*ave orders and we will call
for work.
A. R. BARROW, a. m. l 0.B
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Corner Victoria and Kootenay Sts.
P. O. Box 680. Telephone No. 95
F. O. GREKN        K. S. CLEMENTS
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineers and Provincial Land
Surveyors.
P. O. Box US K��l9on, B, ft Nilion Dailv Miksr. Friday Bvewims, January 4, 1901
OB
NEWS OF
THE TOWN
Messrs. Kirkpatrick and Wilson
will move into their new store during
the first part of next week.
Mr. J.A. Knauf is having plans prepared for a two story residence to be
erected at the corner of Cedar and Silica streets.
Dr. 0. Rose.who has been confined
to the General Hospital with an attack
of typhoid fever, has recovered aud it
is expected tbat he will leave the hospital today.
Certifies'���? of improvements were
today issued to Aaron 11. Kelly on the
mineral claims. Golden Giant, Gold
Hell and Tip Top Fractional, all situated on 4li-C'reek.
Lieut. Beer has received six applications from young men anxious to join
Baden-Powell's South African Constabulary force. No instructions regarding enrolling men have yet been
received.
The Nelson Transfer Company lost
its highest priced horse last night.
The animal was all right on Tuesday
morning when it was hitched up and
after one trip to the wharf and return
became ill and growing rapidly worse
died last night.
The Masonic dance id the Opera
House last night was a most successful
affair. The attendance was just what
could have been desired, the floor
was in splendid condition and the
music by Millward's Orchestra of six
peices was excellent. Those in charge
of the affair are to be congratulated
upon the success of their efforts.
There is excellent ice at the skating
rink now and there will, be skating
every night. Both curling sheets are
now ready. Tomorrow night the
Rocky Mountain Rangers Band will
be in attendance to provide music for
the skaterB. On ordinary night the
cars will run to the rink every twenty
minutes and on band nights every ten
minutes, leaving on the hour. Tonight the first hockey game of the season will be played.
The storms on the lake are Bllghtly
interfering with the barge traffic.
The officers of the Moyie tried several
times to place a barge, heavily loaded with cars, at the C. P. R. slip last
evening but failed and the barge
drifted ashore. Captain Short, who
is engaged in running a steamer on
the Arrow Lakes notified the local C.
P. R. officials that a heavy north
wind is blowing and that the temperature is 3 degrees below zero.
The storm which is keeping the
majority of Nelson citizens indoors
today iB not by any means an exclusive affair. It is doing business all
over the weat and is playing havoc
with shipping on the Pacific Coast.
In California it is severe and the
Bnowfall there is enormous. The dispatches tell of one place where six
feet of Know has fallen since Wednesday night. The Miner cannot vouch
for the truth of the statement, however.
The first game in the President vs.
Vice-President series in the Curling
Club was played last night. The
rinks were President, A. II. Buchanan, lead; P. E. Wilson, W. A. Mac-
donald, Judge Forin, skip���II. Vice
Presiuent, Principal Soady, lead ; A.
G. Gamble, Dr. Arthur, W. W. Beer,
Bikp��� lu. It was a good game and won
only in the last end. The games in
this series will be continued regularly.
The two sheets of ice are in excellent
condition.
The time for receiving tcnderB for
tho construction of the Federal building to be erected here this year.expii-
ed on Wednesday, and the contractors
who handed in their bids expect to
hear from the Department of Public
Works in the near future. As far bb
can be learned there was only one con
tractor from Nelson who placed i
tender. Although the cost of the
building ha* not been given out, it is
Btated on good authority that the
building will necessitate an expedi-
ture of about $75,000 or 880,000.   .
The work done throughout the City
under the Public Works Department
of the present City Council is about
oompleted. In connection with the
sewers, about 50 feet In one of the alleys of Addition A i�� to be completed.
Considerable rock work in connection with the excavating of Victoria
Street from Josephine Street cast, is
to be done. A small portion of Baker
Street at the corner of Ward is to be
macadamised, but probably the latter work will not be done during the
existence of the present Council, as the
cold weather has put a stop to all
work in that connection. If the
weather moderates, a large force of
men will be engaged and the other
work will be completed as soon as pos
Bible.
TO EXPLORE AFRICA.
Arobbold &. Pearson, of this City, will
head an exploring party that will go
into the interior of Africa to look for
valuable mineral, agricultural ot
other openings for capital. Mr. Pear
son leaves tomorrow morning for London where his party will be formed
and from where the party will set
ont. He is not yet thoroughly familiar with all the plans that have been
made for the undertaking which Is
being financed by wealthy English
capitalists and until he reaches London he will not learn the detalU.
The party will probably number about
fiftee�� white men who will ge in
from Zanzibar aud strike due west
until they reach the interior when
they will turn southwards. The trip
will likely consume nine months.
Travelling will be done by ox wagons
and a staff of native servants will
accompany the party. Mr. Pearson
will return to Nelson when he has finished with the undertaking, which
will be about a year from next spring.
Mr. Pearson has already had considerable experience in Africa, but has
never been in the territory which he
is now about to explore, his work
having been confined to the more
westerly regions. There is good rea
son to believe that the ground he will
now cover is rich in minerals and if
the party is successful in locating any
the capitalists sending it out will foi
low it by the development of the resources of the Dark Continent. Mr.
Pearson'B Nelson friends will join in
wishing that he finds all sorts of gold
mines or anything else that will make
the trip highly successful.
From time to time, whenever
transportation facilities will allow of
it, Mr. Pearson will write of his experiences to The Miner and it is safe
to say that his letters will be read
with great interest.
INTERESTING   VISITORS.
Two Bonapartes Who   Were Guests at
Windsor Castle.
London, Jan.4.���By far the most in
teresting of recent visitors to Windsor
Castle were Prince Victor Napoleon
and Prince Louis Bonaparte. The
head of the French Imperial family
and his only brother have been paying
a visit of some duration to the Empress Eugene and owing, it is said, to
the personal influence exerted by the
latter, Queen Victoria graciously consented to receive the two princes,who
are. by the way, still in deep morning
for their uncle, the late King of
Italy. Prince Victor-or rather, Prince
Napoleon,as he now prefers to be called���iB thought by many people to
greatly resemble his famous namesake;
he li^es in Brussels, and is, according
to his friends, fully oersnaded that
the twentieth century lias !n reserve
for him an imperial crown. He iB
friendly to this country, and disasso
ciated himself from the attacks made
by the French press last winter.
6. G. Pearson of Nelson Heads a Party
Who Will Go to tbe Interior.
Mr, S,   U.   Pearson, of tbe firm  of
PNEUMONIA AT DAWSON.
Late Dispatch   Says   the   Disease Has
Become an Epidemic.
A Dawson dispatch dated, December
18, published in The Daily Alaskan
of the luth. says:
Dawson is stricken with a terrible
epidemic of pneumonia. There have
been Ave deaths in as many days from
the dread malady, aud others are suff
ering from it. People are greatly
worried. Typhoid is also epidemic,
but it is subsiding and it is generally
believed   that the worst is over.
The smallpox has about disappeared
There are now only two smallpox
patients in the entire district. Five
thousand vaccine points were received
today and it is announced that
compulsory vaccination, to include
every man, woman and child in the
city and on the creeks is to proceed at
once. Twenty-five hundred points
were received some time ago.
ADVERTISE ALWAYS.
"How is it," said a Philadelphia
business man to John Wiinaniaker.the
merchant prince,"that while many of
your competitors advertise more
largely���some of them only���on Friday and Saturday, you keep your great
advertisements in the papers every
day?"
"Well," said the great merchant,
"on certain days, as you mention,
there is a special inclination to shop.
I reason that I should cultivate the
buyers on other days also. It is to my
advantage to do so. as it makes shopping easier for both shoppers and
clerks. Besides that. I am for selling
goods, and I would just as soon Bell on
Tuesday as on Friday.and on Wednesday as on Saturday. I consider the
one or two days' advertising weekly
as good; but I regard it as a serious
mistake not to keep it up on the other
days, or to try to draw special crowds
on Saturdays."
THE TALK   OF THE TOWN.
The talk of the day In Monteal is
tbe opening of the magnificent new
building erected on the beBt Bite of
the principal street, by The Family
Herald and Weekly Star. The Family
Herald's contemporaries are paying
it the highest compliments. The new
building is said to be the finest newspaper building in the world. This IB
flaying a good deal for Canada. The
Family Herald and Weekly Star has
made gigantic strides.
You will need letter heads, envelopes, etc., to begin the New Year
with. Call at The Miner Office and
leave your ordci or telephone 144 and
we will call on you.
TO CUBE A COLD IN ONE DAT
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the monoy if it falls to oure.
'toe,  E. \V. Qrovs.i signature la on each box.
To TAKE  CANADA'S  CENSUS.
Count of Population to Begin in April
���Last Enumeration Inaccurate.
An Ottawa dispatch says: Canada
is making preparations to count her
widely separated family. The fourth
decennial census of the Dominion will
be taken during the first week of
April next, but the task of enumeration will require at least one month
in which to complete it. It will cost
about three-quarters of a million dollars to take the Canadian census, and
it will occupy the Space of three years
to complete tbe whole work. The
census of Great Britain will be taken
on Sunday, the 3lst of March, and the
enumeration is supposed to be made
in one day. The same plan is adopted
in. France and Belgium, but iu each
of these cases no attempt is made to
do more than secure a count of the
heads of population, while in Can
���id;i, as in the United States, the cue
torn has been to aim at securing a cor
rect record of the industrial life of
the country and other data.
To make the forthcoming "solemn
inquest of the nation" and to complete the Canadian census of 1901 will
require a small army of between 8,000
and 10,000 enumerators and other officials.
Census taking is an old institution
in Canada. The first official census
of New France, as it was then called,
was taken in 10115, a little more than
half a century after Chamnlain laid
the foundation of Quebec. The population of the country was found to be
3,315 soula. During the remainder
of the seventeenth century eight censuses of New i racce were taken, and
twelve in the eighteenth century.
When, in 1790, the year In which tbe
first census of the United States was
taken,the population of the American
Union was found to be 3,1)2!),21.4, the
population at that date of what is
now the Dominion of Canada was 220,-
000. In 1861 all tbe Canadian Provinces were taken, except British Columbia, but ten years later all were
enumerated. The census of 1881 and
that of 1891 were taken on the 5th of
April, the date then fixed for cenBus-
taking throughout the British empire.
It is probable that the Canadian census of 1901 will be an imperial census
also, although it is not tbe best time
of tbe year for getting about. The
last Dominion census was most
disappointing and discouraging to
Canadians. The total increase in pop
ulation tell far below general expectations. In some of the Provinces the
population remained about stationary,
while in one, New Brunswick, there
was an actual decrease. It is antici
pated that tho showing at the coming
eensus will be most reassuring in regard to population, as well as to the
industrial development and national
progress generally. Immigration
during the past four yarfl has enormously increased in the West, and the
number of actual settlers in that region has reached a figure hitherto unprecedented in Canadian history.
A feature in the present immigration statistics of the Dominion is
found in the extensive movement
across the border which is going on
from the Western States. Mr. Frank
l'edley, Canadian superintendent of
immigration, who has juBt returned
to Ottawa from a trip through the
Western States, reports that the work
done during the past season has been
highly satisfactory. The number of
new settlers whom Western Canada received from tlje American side was
not only large, but these people were
of the best class. He calculated tbat
about 10,000 farmers had arrived in
Canada from the United States during
the past summer, and that with their
money and effects they brought with
them about $7,000,000 of   capital.
The Canadian agent in Nebraska,
for instance, reports tbat from January to November he sent to Canada 1,-
500 farmers. They took with them
money and effects to the value of 81,-
000,000. The Minnesota agents sent
1,200, with property amounting to
11800,000. Michigan contributed 2,000
persons, and South Dakota 800. The
outlook for a large migration of farm
ers and others from the Western States
into Canada early next spring, Mr,
Pedley says, was never brighter and
promises to he a record-breaker.
FORTUNE   IN   THE   MISELTOE.
Oeorgian Has Made Money in Providing Wreaths of Holly.
In Georgia there is a farm devoted
to mistletoe and holly growing. It is
owned by tbe Cartledge family, con
Bisting of mother and two daughters,
but the daughters do the farming. It
all began through the failure of the
elder sister to make an immediate tri
nmph in art, to study which she went
to New York. She realized in the
great city, as she never could have in
her rural Southern home that talent
for art is too great to leave much
hope for special distinction, and wisely concluded to turn to something
that would bring more speedy results.
Being an observant young woman,
Miss Cartledge noticed tbat holly and
mistletoe biought extremely high
prices and bethought that on the 50
acres at home in Georgia both grew
wild in abundance. She returned
home, and she and her sister began to
prepare for making the neglected lux
urlance ef marketable value. In tbe
months of January and February foi
lowing they set out ten acres of young
holly trees with their own hands.
Their colored farm hands would not
plant a holly tree for worlds, as they
believe tbat if they did they would die
as soon as the tree became tall enough
to caat a shadow the measure of their
graves. Last Christmas the sisters
found the trees so grown that they required thinning out, and the trees
that were removed were Bent North
for Christmas trees and brought high
prices, as they were symmetrical
and covered with large, rich berries.
Tbey plant the mistletoe berries under
the bark of old oak trees, in a crack
or hole, where they can get a hold as
they germinate.
IT GIRDLES   THE GLOBE.
The fame of Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
as the best in the world, extends
round the earth. It's the one perfect
healer of Cuts, Corns, Burns,
Bruises, Sores, Scalds, Boils, Ulcers,
Felons, Aches, Pains and all skin
eruptions. Only Infallible pile cure.
25 cents a box at the Canada Drug- &
Book Company,
Spokane Mining stock Exchange
Quotations
This morning' Spokane quotations
as received from The Miner's special
correspondent:
NAME. ASKED.     BID.
Blaoktail 10 9%
Butte & Boston   \% 1
Crystal    0/2 \%
Deer Trail Con  1% 2%
Evening Star  7 5
GoIdLedp;e  2 1%
I.X.L 21 1SK
Iron Mask  34H
Lone Pine Surprise  7J^ OK
Mountain Lion 21 24
Morning Glory-  7H 7
Morrison  %% S
Princess Mand  \% 1M
Qoilp 25.H' 23
Rambler-Oariboo WH 25%
Reservation  4'4 '6%
Rossland Giant  2% 2%
Sullivan VA'A 13
Tom Thumb 13X 12
Waterloo  2>* 2J^
American Hoy 10H
Oonjeoture....  4 3%
Dewey  2% 2A
Miller Creek  3K 2%
Flae Hill  1H
Hercules  4% in
Sales-Blacktail, 2000 at 10; Lone
Pine, 2000 at 7, 2000 at 7; Rambler
Cariboo, 1000 at 27 jf buyer 6o, looo at
2&\i ; Waterloo, 5000 at 2%.
BLOWN TO ATOMS.
The old idea that the body some
times needs a powerful, drastic, pur
gative pill,, has been exploded; for
Dr. King's New Life Pills, which are
perfectly harmless, gently stimulate
the liver and bowels to expel poisonous matter,cleanse the system and absolutely cure Constipation and Sick
Headache. Only 25 cents at the Canada Drug   & Book Store.
"A Stitch in Time Saves Nine"
Take "The North-Western Line."
This is home made poetry, but every
word of it is true. It's "dollars to
doughnuts" as the fellow said that
you will never take any pother line af
ter one trial. When you come home
tell your friends all about it. The
undersigned will be glad to plan your
trip. Tickets at all agents. H. S.
Collins, General Agent Spokane.
A GOOD THING.
German Syrup is the special prescription of Dr. A. Boshee, a celebrated German Physician, and iB acknowledged to be one of the moat fortunate discoveries in Medicine. It
quickly cures Coughs, Colds and Lung
tronbles of the severest nature, removing, as it does, the cause of the affec-
ton and leaving the parts in a strong
and healthy condition. It is not an
experimental medicine, but has stood
the test oi years, giving satisfaction
in every case, which its rapidly increasing sale every season confirms.
Two million bottles sold annually.
Bosche's German Syrup was introduced in the United States in 1868,
and is now sold in every town and
village in the civilized ' world. Three
doses will relieve any ordinary cough.
Price 75 cents. For Pale by W. F.
Teetze.l ���    ,-������
K. R. & N. CO., LTD.
Christmas and New Years Excursions. '���'
In connection with the Christmas
and New Years Holidiys, the Kootenay River & Navigation Company,
Ltd., will put into effept local holiday
rates of single fare for the round trip.
Passengers can purchase tickets on
the following dates: December 22nd,
23rd,24th and 25th, good to return until January 3rd. Tickets will also be
on sale December 29th, 30th, 31 st and
January 1st,'good to return until January 3rd. ROBT. IRVING,
Manager.
If yon don't like Blue Ribbon Tea it's
beoau e you've never tasted it-
A new supply of office stationery 1b
what you want now. Telephone 144,
The Miner Office, and we will call on
you.
This signature is on every box of tbe genuine
Laxative Bromo-Quinine T��blet��
the remedy that carta i> ocJW In one day
GAMBLE & O'REILLY
Real Estate and Insurance
Agents.
Loans Effected at Reasonable Rates.
Bakar Street. Nelson.
NOTIGE.
Mining Companies needing the Ber
vices of a millwright to erect stamp
mills, concentrators, cyanide plants,
or any other mining machinery can
secure a competent man at address below. W. F. LEMON,
Constructor and Supervisor,
Grand Central Hotel, NelBon
CLEAR  CUT
AND  ARTISTIC
in detail and shading, our Photographs bring out the best points of
the subject and compel admiration
wherever seen.
QUEEN STUDIO,
Baker Street.
SILVER KING MIKE
Will pay the highest cash prioe for all
kindi of second hand goods. Will bay
or sell anything from an anchor to ���
needle. Furniture, stoves, oaiperrt,
oooking utensils, bought in household
quantities. Also oast off clothing.
Call and see ma or write. Address
Silver King Mike, Box 800. Ball
Street, Nel��on, P. O,
��0404040*040*>��0*0*0��<
Clocks..
Have you an accurate
Clock in your house? If
not, why not? We have
have them both useful
and ornamental. You
are always on time if you
have one of our guaranteed timepieces, begin
the i\ew Century by being punctual.
OUR CLOCKS ARE RIGHT-
IF   BROWN   SAID  SO
IT'S RIGHT.
T. H. BROWN
Jeweler
178 BAKER STREET, NELSON.
O4O-0OSO4
H. & M. BIRD
Agents for Eureka nineral Wool and
Asbestos  Co.
Insurance oo. of North America, Mutual Lira
Insurance Go., or New York, Quebec
Fire Assurance Co.
REAL ESTATE. MONEY TO LOAN.
FOE SALE.
(1-Roomed house on   Mill Street;
new;   all    modern    improvements j easy terms  81900
50-foot corner  on Latimer       500
4-Roomed house on   Robson St
between Stanley and Kootenay     850
Three 50-foot lots on Observatory Street, adjoiuing   the   city
boundary.   A snap       (150
FOB RENT.
New house on Water Street   18 00
7-Roomed Iioubb on Robson St.,
between Kootenay and Stanley Streets, all modern conveniences, 2 lots  22 50
4-Roomed cottage on corner of
Ward and Gore Streets  12 00
4-Roomed cottage, corner of
Falls and   Hoover  13 00
6-Roomed house on Mill Street;
new; all conveniences 825 00
R. W. DAY
Manufacturers,
Land, Insurance, and
General Commission
A GENT.
Money Loaned on "Reasonable
Security.
FOR SALE.
Three   50-foot lots, corner of  Observatory and Cedar Streets,   subdivision
182.    Br ish   cut   off  same, and piled
ready for burning, 8675,
Two-roomed house, kitchen, woodshed, cellar, bains and chicken house,
near smelter, 8220.
FOR RENT.
7-roomed house, modern conveniences $15 00
5-roomed house, modern conven
iencee  10 00
Silica Street���13-roonied house.
modern conveniences  30 00
Victoria Street���7-roomed house,
modern conveniences  30 00
DRINK
the: best
J5EER
Anheuser-
Busch
Si. Louis
Lager
To be had wholesale at Nelson.
R.   P.    Rithet    &
Co., Ltd-
A. B. GRAY, Baker st'* Nelson
Kootenay Agent.
KOOTENAY COFFEE CO
Our Fresh Roasted Coffee Best of
Quality, as follows:
Java and Arabian Mooha. por pound...... I  40
Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  1 00
Fine Santos, I pounds    1 00
SantoH Blend, fi pounds  I 00
Our  BpeclalBlend, 6 pounds  100
Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds 1 00
A TRIAL Oil ll-KH. MOI.ICITKII.
Salesrooms:
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOW8
BLOOK, W. BAKER 8T.
rVELSON.       m       p. c,
CALL ON THE
NELSON WINE CO.
and try a bottle, a dozen, or a barrel ot
CALGARY BEER ae it is tho boat and
cheapest on the market. Also try our
WINES,    LIQUORS     and    CIGARS.
FRANK A. TAMBLYN. Mtnuu.
Telephone m. B��*wRt   Nelson. B. C.
HOTEL ROSSLAND
VERNON ST., NELSON.
RATES
By the week from $5 to 96.
By the day li.oo.
J. V. O'LAUGHLTO, Prop.
���   i���Mliisspmn ��� mmH'^^H'^^^'^'miimHUtmm III ��� ���
j        If you chew, ......
I        we recommend y��& to try
(CHEWING)
PLUG.
It  is  the   purest   and   most  toothsome,
bright chewing tobacco obtainable .   .   .
IT IS MADE BY UNION MEN IN A UNION
FACTORY AND EACH PLUG BEARS THE
BLUE LABEL  .   :	
YOUR   DEALER   HAS   IT.
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m^mMMMmMmmmMM mlm m 'MM MM MM MM.MM
1 Hockey Skates for Ladies,
I    Hockey Skates for Boys,
Hockey Skates for Men,
Genuine   Acme   Skates
FOR  ALL.
Hookey Sticks, 35 Gents Each.
*+*+* ���������
M'LACHLAN BROS.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KINDS  OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE   AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
C.   TRAVE3.   Manaue*.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
China Hall
TO OUR PATRONS
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thanking them for their generous
patronage during the Holiday season, we solicit a continuance of the
same during the coming year.
Our stock is growing daily, and
and we can always offer new and
attractive bargains.
SKATING
TO-NIGHT
nt the STANLEY STREET
RINK.     First  Class   Ice.
OARS GO TO RINK.
Special rates to season  ticket holders.
See Notice Boards on Stanley  Street.
LODGE MEETINGS.
BAKER  STREET,
First Door Vest of C.P.R. Offices.
D. J. DEWAR, J. P.
Notary Publio, Oonvojiiuoor.
POR   SALE.
Cottage, 7-rooms on Mines Road,
near Stanley St., 81,050 easy terms.
Furniture for 12-rooms for 84.10 and
*he rooms can be rented at 8iS0 per
month. There are three rooms let at
810 per month each.
House and two lots, Vernon Street,
82,MO. This property is paying 840
per month.
TO LET.
Seven-Room House, Good location,
825 with water.
House In Hume Addition, six
rooms, 820.
Houses from 88 to 850 per month.
Loans    on       improved      property,
straight or monthly payments.
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation,
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage. \
Apply to G, L. LENNOX. Esktr H '
Nelson.
A
NKLSON LODGE No. H, A. F. fe A
M. meets seoond Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brethem welcome.
I. O. O. F. Kootenay Lodge
No. 16, moots every Monday night,
at their Hall, Kootenay street
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited,
John A. McRao, N.O. D. W. Rutherford, V G.
Fred J. Squire, Por. Sec.
NhLSON'S QUEEN NO. Ml
SONS OK ENGLAND, meet.
the first Wednesday evaniou; of
oaoh month at Fiaternliy ball,
corner of Baker aud Kootenay
streets. Visiting brcthern oar?.
18,11} invited.
John Watson, Secretary.
NKLSON L. O. L No. 1693 meets in FrT
lornity Hall on first nnd third Friday evenings
of each month at 8 o'clock. Visiting members
cordially invited. it. Hobhison, W7M.: Wnu
Crawford, R. 8.
NKLSON LODGE No.W, K. of P.
fV moots in K. of P. hall, Oddfellows block
AWrv Tuesday lovonlng at 8 o'clock
I|A11 visiting knights cordially Invited
F. J. Bhaiiiky, O.O.
J. A.Paqubttk, K. ot R. and 8.
NKLSON AERIE No. 73, F. O. E��� meets
mTnW00,?'1,?,**'1 fourth Wednesdays of each
month: Visiting members cordially linW
Charles Prosser. 8eoretary. ^^
����.'8,on Knoampinont No. 7. Meets every 2nd
and 4th Friday of each month, In Odd Fellows
Hall, coiner  Raker and  Kootenay  stnots
H. H.   Visiting brothers always wel��m*��,
PARKER & CO.
Turner-BoecMi Block
Baker Stroet
FOR SALE
1000 Venus  i8j^c
500 Salmo Consolidated  lOc
1000 London Consolidated  40kc
9000 Fairmont (pooled)  8C
COURT KOOTENAY, I. O. F. No 31S.
Sf-jn; ��>���. Thursdaycf month' Fraternal
hall, J A Irving OR.   P. <i. Fleming. R.8?
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THAT PAD
Of Writing Paper wont last
long. V oiTd better place another "hurry up* n-dnr with
TVB MINEtt
SALESMEN wanted to sell our goodB
hy Bample to wholesale and retail
trade. We are the largest and only
manufacturers in our Una in the
world. Liberal salary paid. Addiesi.
CAN-DEX Mfg. Co., Sava.nah, Gg.
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L.
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