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Newspaper in the Kootenays.    Established
J    eleven years ago....
Daily Edition No Q53
A Miner want ad. will \
make it known to all *
.    Nelson and Kootenay. I
Nelson,   British Columbia. Tuesday,  February 5, 1901.
Eleventh  Year
King Edward's Thanks to His
Subjects Beyond the
Provincial Libr-u-y
dra_, .. ..,.._   	
wheels and held hy artillerymen.
tho   lodge  gates,   the   strain   of
El-JJ. C i
���   ...   the
Queen Victoria Interred
the Royal Mausoleum
at Frogmore.
London, Feb. 4.���The King has seDt
the following message to all the  British colonies and dependencies:
"To my people beyond the seaH:
"The countless messages of loyal
sympathy that I have received from
every part of my dominions over the
seas testify to the universal grief in
which the whole empire now mourns
the Iobs of my beloved mother.
"In the welfare and prosperity of
her subjects throughout Great Britain, the Queen ever evinced n heartfelt interest. She saw with thankfulness the steady progress which, under
the wide extension of self government,
they had mace during her reign. She
warmly appreciated their unfailing
loyalty to her throne and person, and
-was proud to think cf those who had
���o nobly fought and died for the empire's cause in South Africa.
"I have already declared it would
be my constant endeavor to follow the
great example which has been bequeathed to me. In these endeavors I
shall have confident trust in the devotion and Bympathy of the people and
of their several representatives assembling throughout my vast colonial dominions. Witb such loyal support I
will, with the blessing of Qod, solemnly work for the promotion of the
common welfare aud security of onr
great empire, over which I have now
been called to reign.   (Sgd.)
Windsor, Feb. 4.���The last honors
have been paid to Queen Victoria.
Her body now rests peacefully near
that of her husband in the mausoleum
at Frogmore. The final ceremonies
were more of a funeral and pathetio
character than any of the obsequies
which preceded them. Shortly before
3 o'clock, in the presence of tbe royal
mourners, the Grenadier guard of
honor lifted the coffin from its tern
porary resting place in the Albert
memorial chapel, placing it on the gun
carriage. In the meantime, the
Queen's company of Grenadiers,drawn
up in the quadrangle presented arms
and wheeled into line, their rifle muzzles pointing to the rear, at the reverse, and with slow measured steps
marched towards the castle gate.
At tbe head of the procession was a
band playing Chopin's funeral march.
Slowly   the  cortege passed under the
massive archway on   tbe Long  Walk,
which was a mass of blaok brilliantly
edged with scarlet.    Lii.i   Guardsmen
kept  the crowds   hack.    In  place  on
the gun carriage  were  the  same regalia which had attracted   the eyes of
millions since the march to the  grave
began at Osborne. Close behind walked the   King,   Emperor William   and
the Duke of Connaught, wearing dark
[ military overcoats and   plumed cocked
hats and   looking   pale and careworn.
In similar dull attire were the  Kings
of Portugal   aud Belgium.   All heads
vere bent.    The blue  and gray of the
German   princes   redeemed  the   royal
group from perfect sombreness of color.    Behind these walked Queen Alexandra and the royal princesses deep-
| ly veiled.   The  Queen carried an umbrella but the others  had tbeir hands
I folded.   As   the   last   of  these veiled
: women passed out of the  castle, there
' came t<wo boys  dressed in  bright tartan kilts and velvet jackets.   Between
was a young girl, her fair loose  hi ir
glittering   against   the   crepe  of her
mourning.    Two   of   these were children   of   the   Princess of Battenberg
and the other was   little   Prince   Kd-
|ward   of   York.    His tiny legs  could
i hardly keep   pace even with the  flow
progress of the  mourning   band.    The
rear of tho procession was brought up
���by the suites of tbe kings and princes.
i   Down the Long Walk,with the band
���till  playing   Chopin's    dirge,    this
���brong  slowly  made its way to the
nausoleum.    The  horses attached   to
be gun carriage   were inclined to be
iBtirc, but, as an extra precaution, a I
band died away and pipers commenced their lament. There between the
brond avenuce of Btatcly trees, the
crowds wore the thickest, forming
dense black hanks.
By 3:30 p. m. the crowned bier
had passed into the other lodge,which
leads to the Frogmore enclosure, where
none but the family and servants were
admitted. The choir met them and
the royal family and their relatives
entered the burial place so dear to
the late Queen, ranging themselves on
each side of the coffin. The Bishop
of Winchester read the last part of the
burial service. After further singing
by the choir, the benediction was given and, amid the privacy of the family tomb, the last farewells were said,
the funeral came to an end,the mourners drove to the castle and the crowds
Amalgamation of the Granhy Properties���B. C. Mine Not Sold.
Montreal, Feb. 4.���The annual
meeting of tbe shareholders of the
Knobhill mine waB held here today.
The shareholders approved of the
amalgamation of the Gronby properties. It was explained that the capital would he {15,000,000 in $10 shares,
divided as follows: Knobhill 82,500,-
000, Old Ironsides 82,500,000, Grey
Eagle 82,225,000, smelter and town-
sites, 84,800,000, reserve 82,075,000.
The old board was re-elected.
The shareholders of the Majestic
mine also met and re-elected the old
directors. It was decided not to ship
from the mine until tbe railway
reaches it.
The owners here of the B. C. mine
deny the reported sale to an American
syndicate. No sale bas taken place
and none is expected.
Toronto Man and R. Randolph Bruce Now Owners
of the Paradise.
Secure a Bond of S30.000 and
Will Push Development
Do you want to rent a room or se-
oure boarders? A few words in The
Miner want column will b��'p you.
Talk With the Late Division
Superintendent on Railroad Matters.
Among the arrivals at the Hotel
Phair last night was H. E. Beasley,
chief clerk in the office of President
Shaughnessy of the C. P. R., and for
merly superintendent of the Kootenay
and Boundary divisions of the road
with headquarters at Nelson. It will
be remembered that Mr. Beasley left
here about a year ago for Montreal
carrying with him a handsome gold
watch and a quantity of valuable silver plate as a token of the esteem of
Recently circumstances have taken a
turn which may result in the former
superintendent returning to Nelson
and assuming the duties of his old
office. The acquisition of the Yukon
steamers has made it necessary for
the C. P. B. to place in charge a competent steamboat man and it would
surprise no one if the chance fell to
Captain J. W. Troup, whose reputation as a steamboat and railroad man
is firmly established. This would
leave a vacancy here and it would not
be an unnatural sequence if Mr. Beasley*, who knows the ground thoroughly
and has the additional advantage of a
year's training as the president's
right hand man, would be selected to
fill the important post. When approached on the subject Mr. Beasley
"Some changes may be expeoted at
ban early date, but I dfcnnot make
any statement as tr their nature for
nothing has yet been announced.
Some particulars will probably be
known on tbe return of Captain Troup
a few days hence." Mr. Beasley was
then asked as to whether in event of
Captain Troup taking over a new post
in the north, there was a possibility
of the captain's mantle descending on
his shoulders.
"That is another subjeot on which
1 cannot speak, no course ot action
having been decided upon so far as I
am aware," wbb tbe reply.
It was admitted, however, by Mr.
Beasley that his 10 years' experience
in the west had resulted in a leaning
toward the country and the people
which would make his return grateful to bim.   Tbe further question was
Continued on Fourth Page.
North East Kootenay  hns at length
got an  assured  shipping   mine.    The
Paradise  has   come   to   stay.    H.  C.
Hammond,   of Toronto,  and R. Randolph  Bruce,   M.   E,   are  now   the
lucky owners  of   the Paradise,   says
the Golden Era.    When   this property
was   located   last year it created such
a sensation that  W. G. Mitchell-Innes
bonded  it  for  8150.000.     Subsequeut
assays, however, did  not   justify   the
high values at first reported, and   Mr.
Bruce  secured   it     on    a    favorable
bond of 830,000  with sufficiently long
terms  of  payment   to  enable him to
fully develop the property and test its
values,    Mr.   Bruce   has    now    been
operating   in East Kootenay for  four
years and has persistently stuck to  it
through good and il] report; and that
despite representations that have been
made  to him again and again by  the
best mining men of the Province  that
he   was  only   wasting   his   time  in
North East Kootenay   and   would  do
better to move  to   West   Kootenay or
the Boundary, where matters  were in
a more advanced   condition.    But Mr.
Bruce  has     confidence   in   his    own
judgment   and' stood to his   guns  in
North East Kootenay, with the result
that his persistence gives every promise of being   amply   rewarded.   It  is
now   seven   months   since Mr.   Bruce
took hold of thu Paradise and in  that
time he   has   taken   out and  sac-nod
ready for shipment 1,000 tons of  sand
carbonate ores  averaging about 845 a
ton in lead and   silver.   As   depth  is
gained the values   improve  aud  late
assays have given values of about 870.
This  ore   too   is   nearly   all  on   the
way to the Columbia river for   transportation to tho smelter in the spring.
This is   probably   the smartest record
in mining in the province���1,000  tons
of ore shipped  from   a mine 17  miles
back in tbe  mountains   within seven
months of starting operations,   and it
is the best tribute that could  be  paid
to !Mr.   Bruce's  able    management.
The Bosun mine at   Sandon, operated
by Mr. Sandiford for   the   Northwest
Syndicate,bas hitherto been the record-
breaker, but now the   Paradise  beats
it as a   virgin   shipper.    The   ores of
the Paradise are most valuable smelting ores, and under favorable smelting
conditions   would   command a premium for fluxing purposes.    The   work
done at tbe mine so far   is as follows:
A shaft of 10 feet was sunk   on  the
outcropping exposure of the sand carbonates and a drift was   run from the
bottom of the shaft for 40  feet.    This
work showed that   the  surface exposures were due to a   thiow over of  the
ore body.    Some further sinking  was
done at   the end  of  this drift.   Mi.
Bruce then   went   back to the  mouth
of the shatt and ran a tunnel   with  a
view to finding  the main  ore   body.
This   was  driven   through  40 feet of
vein  matter,   when   an   incline  was
then sunk   following the vein  which
dips at an angle of about  30   degrees.
In   this   incline  a   well-defined  ore-
chute showing five feet   of  solid   ore
was struck.    The vein is a contact between a blue lime and slate.   This incline is now being sunk and will connect with No. 2 tunnel,   wbich is being driven at a level of 125 feet below
No. 1 tunnel.    No. 4  tunnel   is being
run 250 feet below No.2 and is now in
300 feet, and it is  Mr.   Bruce's intention   to  upraise   from   No. 4  to   the
bottom of the   incline   on   No. 2 tunnel.    Should the ore body hold out, as
it gives every   promise   of  doing, the
result will be to   place   an   enormous
body of  ore in sight on the property.
No.   4   tunnel is now in 300 feet  and
is being pushed on  rapidly.    The cost
of the development   work  in that section is also   comparatively   small, the
aveiage cost   of the   present  contract
at the Paradise being  only about half
the usual cost of such   ciiiitriicts_liil.il-
erto let in the dstrict.
Mr. Bruce is now arranging to put
in a horse whim at the mouth of No.
1 tunnel with wbich to operate the
incline,   and  be  intends  increasing
the number of men at the mine and
beginning stoping out ore next week.
The big vein is oxidised more or less
ull through and carries bunches of
galena. The vein runs as much as 50
feet in width, with an average of 40
feet. The new incline now gives a
deptli of 100 feet on the ere body, and
to No. 2 level it will give 185 feet in
depth. The raise from No. 4 level
will thus give 375 feet of depth on the
ore body.
Mr Bruce has introduced a most
effective system of sampling at tbe
mine, so that an exact record is kept
of the values of every ton of ore tbat
goes out of the mine.
Substantial improvements have also
been made in connection with the
operations. A bunkhouse has been
built to accommodate 32 men, and
tbis building is now being Homed and
a bathroom provided for the workmen.
Substantial offices, storehouses and
cookhouse have also been built, while
at the landing an ore warehouse has
been bult of dimensions 100 feet by
51 feet. A trail has been constructed
4% miles in length to Spring creek,
with a drop of 1,000 feet to the mile;
thence an excellent wagon road, built
by the government, connects with the
landing on tbe Columbia river, 12
miles distant.
Capt. Armstrong has the contract
for the freighting out of the ore at a
contiact price of 87.50 a ton from the
mine to Golden, and another charge
of 35 cents covers tbe cost of handling
the ore at tbe mine, so tbat the total
cost of the ore landed on the railway
curs at Golden is 87.85 per ton. Mr.
Bruce is determined to bave tbe whole
of the thousand tons of ore out by the
end of February, so as to take no
chances on an early spring destroying the road for, hauling, and with
that object in view 50 horses will be
at once put on for haulage.
In the short time the Paradise mine
bas been- operated by Messrs. Hammond and Bruce it hus done .-more to
prove the mineral wealth of North
East Kootenay than ' all the mining
enterprises yet prdjected iu the district, and we wish these gentlemen
the success they deserve for the energy, ability and determination with
which they have, prosecuted the enterprise in the face of great difficulties,
as they took up this property at a
time when almost every other property had been shut down in the district and investors were crying out
that the district was no good. Men
who can do what Messrs. Hammond
and Bruce have done to annihilate the
spread of such ideas are benefactors
to any community or district in which
they operate. Mr. Bruce estimates
there is now 8100,000 worth of ore in
sight at the Paradise.
���   ���   ���
Yesterday's mining records were:
Transfers���The Eastern Oregon, eight
miles from the Columbia river and
two miles west of Beaver creek, the
Franklin, Lytton, Squak, Wasco,
Hammond and Minnesota claims in
same locality by Peter Thorne,Charles
Swanson and Gust Odean of Rossland
to John McKane of Rossland i John
MoKane transferred 9-20 of the property to Charles R. Hamilton of Rossland; tbe Rainy Day fractional claim
on the divide between Clearwater and
Wild Hor&e creeks by Lewis Levy to
Sadie Silverstone of Rossland; the Independence, on Wild Horse creek, by
Walter J. Hughes of Ymir to Neil McLennan of Ymir.
Locations���Boys O Boys claim ou the
northwest slope of Morning mountain
by Richard Blundell; the Iron Colt,,
at Slocan Junction by J. H. Mo-
Certificates of Work���To the Erie
Mountain Consolidated Mining Co.,
Ltd, on the Gilford and Mnbee; to M.
R. Driscull on the summit; to Thomas
Kane on the Fog Horn fractional and
Wilmington, Del., Feb. 4.���William Cooper, a negro of Hickman,
Sussex county, is a fugitive from
justice on the charge of muidcring
his wife and five-year-old child. The
murder of the child was most atrocious. Cooper came home drunk yesterday afternoon and began quarrelling
with his wife. He pulled out a revolver and shot and instantly killed
her. He then seized the child, who
was a girl, carried her to the woods
where he swung the little one by the
foot and beat her head against a log
until she was dead.
Ghat With Mr. Clement. Legal
Advisor to the Yukon
Grimes are Swiftly Punished,
Question of the Royalty
Hereafter The Miner will publish
in its want column three times, free
of charge, all situation wanted ads.
If you are out of work The Miner will
help you secure employment. If you
want to hire someone watch The Miner want column.
Among the visitors in Nelson today
is W. H. P. Clement, K. C, of Toronto, a well known Ontario lawyer
who has held an official position in
the Yukon for the past two years and
a half. During this period Mr. Clement occupied the position of advisor to the commissioner and council, a
post parallelling witb that of a crown
attorney in an organized province,
particularly as it carries with it a
Beat at and a voice in the council's
deliberations. In this capacity Mr.
Clement is naturally in a position to
discuss the history and future of the
Yukon from an inside point of view.
He went into Dawson in October 1808,
and came out for the last time in the
fall of last year. While still retaining his position technically, Mr. Clement bas signified his intention to the
minister of the interior of returning
no more to the golden north. Family
reasons led Mr. Clement to tbis decision by which the department loses a
capable and  trusted agent.
Mr. Clement is one of those who
believe tbat the Yukon has many
years of life ahead.   f
"I estimate," he says, "that-it
will take from eight to fifteen years
to exhaust the mineral in sight, tbat
is to thoroughly work the creeks
known to be gold bearing. Should
new discoveries be made in the meantime the existenee of the camps will
naturally be prolonged indefinitely.
When the gold gives ont tbe country
will quickly return to its pristine
condition. While it bas been found
practicable to raise some garden truck
during the brief summer when growth
is almost tropical, there is absolutely
nothing to keep the people in the
country save its minerals. During
my stay in Dawson the city underwent a remarkable change. For the
first year the rougher elements were
very much in evidence but last year a
great many men brought in their
families and tne social situation was
quite revolutionized. As this continues tbe city is bound to progress
from a social point of view. Dawon is
by no means an unhealthy point.
The rate of mortality has been phenomenally low barring one or two
epidemics of typhoid and pneumonia.
The city is now provided with good
water, however, and tbe danger of
typhoid outbreaks is done away witb.
As administrator of estates, deaths
were reported to me as they occurred
and I was surprised at the low rate.
In discussing this point, however,
it must be borne in mind tbat tbe
class of men who have gone into the
north are almost exclusively young
and hardy fellows with strong vitality. Last winter there were from
400 to 500 young children in the territory and if my memory serves me correctly there was not a single death
among the lot, which speaks volumes
for the healthiness of the climate.
"One of the striking features of
the history of the Yukon to date is
its freedom from the acts of lawlessness and crime which seem to be an
accompaniment of the development of
American mining camps. At Dawson
we bave had the case of the Indians
who killed a party of white men and
were executed, tbe King murder for
which King expiated his crime on the
gallows and that of O'Brien now under arrest charged with murdering a
trio of miners. In addition there
have been several oases of men shooting women, but on the whole the
crimes are such as would huve occurred anywhere and punishment has followed swiftly. There has never been
such a thing as hcld-ups. A man
could start at Dominion and walk into Dawson with a sack of gold across
bia shoulders and never dream of being molested. In Dawson the condition of affairs has been what I would
term 'ordelly disorder.' That is to say
we have had the gambling and other
undesirable elements in strong force,
but tbe authorities bave held a tight
rein and kept tbe rougher classes  in
close check. An object lesson of tho
security of life and property in Dnw-
son is given by- the pawnshops und
secolidliund stores. New men going
in Invariably curry a revolver or
gun but nfier a time found the wcu
pons Useless und disposed of them nt
a heavy loss. A gun is just so inin-li
waste metul in the Yukon toduy. The
miners have become so used to this
condition of affairs thut they cease to
regard it as unusual until the facts
are drawn to their attention when
the majority admit that they bave
much to be gratelul for."
Naturally Mr. Clement is diffident
about discussing the Yukon administration. Asked as to the feelings toward the royalty, however, he said:
"A direct tax is alwayB objectionable
to tbe persons on whom it is levied,
therefore it is not surprising that objection is taken, and strongly too, to
the ten per cent, royalty. The miners
argue that where the cost of work is
so great as in the Yukon, the tax
should be on the not rather than on
the groBs receipts. They say that
8100,000 in gold dust recovered represents a profit of only $30,000 to 840,-
000, and that the royalty on the gross
amount makes a serious and unreasonable inroad on the profits. In view of
the fact that in Nome and elsewhere
Canadians are unable to acquire
claims either by purchase or discovery, I believe that the royalty should
be levied to the hilt on Americans
operating in the Yukon and relaxed
us far as Canadians are concerned.
The difficulty arises in arranging a
practicable scheme to this end. When
you begin discriminating against
Americans their holdings can be transferred to Canadians, who act as straw
men, and there is danger of losing
the entire revenue. Apparently there
must be a large revenue to meet tbe
very heavy cost of administering the
territory and the royalty is the only
plan yet devised to meet the case."
Mr. Clement leaves today for Grand
Forks. He is spending some time in
the province and will probably locate
in the Kootenays.
G. McLeod Is Appointed City
Accountant and Collector.
Aid. Selous Suggests Amendment to Municipal Glauses Act.
Excellent Goal In Unlimited
Quantities Proved to Exist There.
Two well known Nelson men, Randolph E. Fishburn and T. G. Procter,
with V. Hyde Baker of Cranbrook,
have made a strike in the Crow's Nest
coal lands, whijh gives every indication of becoming one of the biggest, if
not the most, extensive, proposition
in the great coal territory to the east
of Nelson. For some months these
gentlemen have been working on the
problem and the result has been to
demonstrate the proportions of their
holdings. That it is an enormous coal
property is practically proved, and
the development of the situation during the next few months will be
awaited with keen interest. It is
freely predicted that Blairmore, the
new coal fields, will outclass the
Fernie fields, nnd that too at no distant date. The subject of the Kootenays' coal supply is of importance to
every resident of the country in a
greater or less degree, an*' it is satisfactory to learn that in the near future all danger of a shortage in the
fuel supply is to be removed hy the
addition of a heavy producer to the
present output.
Blairmore iB located 40 miles from
Fernie on the Crow' b Nest road, and
the syndicate's holdings include some
3,000 acres of coal lands. The coal
measures occur in a basin overlying
limestone. Tbe strike of tho senilis is
nearly north and south magnetic, and
they dip to the west. The conditions nre such that the property will
be a tunnel proposition for many
years to come, a feature which will
enable the owners to work on a must
ceo.Mimical basis. A number of
seams of coal exist, in some the coal
being a splendid quality of steaming
and domestic coal while in others the
product is a fine quality of coking
coal. One seam is 30 feet in width, a
Bccond is 23 feet wide and several
others exist four feet wide and upwards. The formation is such thnt
expert engineers predict that the
seams will be continuous nnd wholly
Inching in the undesirable elements
of faults nnd dirt. In view of this it
is next to impossible to estimute the
quantity of coal available for mining.
Continued on Third Page.
The city council's session lust night
brought forth several matters of more
than passing interest, piineipal umong
these being u recommendation regarding an addition to the city hall and
the appointment of a hew clerk for
the city hall in the person of C. McLeod, now employed at the C. P. It.
freight shed office.
The city hall enlargement came up
uBder the head of the bourd of works
report which deult with the following
1. That the work of opening up Vernon and Railway streets be commenced at once, estimated cost, 8500.
2. Tbat a sidewalk be laid on the
east side of Ward street from Carbonate to Silica, with a crossing at Carbonate street.
3. That the boulders on Silica street
between Ward and Cedar streets and
elsewhere where suoh boulders are an
obstruction, be removed.
4. That in regard to the agreement
between the oity and the Electric Dispatch Messenger Service company, tho
rental of city poles used by the company be placed at 25 cents per pole per
5. That the city weigh scales be
placed at the northwest corner of
Railway and Baker streets.
0. With reference to the question of
providing additional office accommodation at the city offices your committee has given the matter full consideration and would recommend that arrangements be made with the C. P. R.
for the closing of parts of certain
streets aud for the conveyance to the
city of certain property and that a by
law be submitted to the city, and, the
electors confirming the proposed arrangement, that the necessary addition to the city offices be made on
lots 5 and 6, block 10, at the rear of
the present offices when such lands are
acquired by the city, such addition to
consist of a one story building with
fire proof vault, the estimated cost of
such building and vault being  83,000,
7. That a sidewalk be laid on the
north side of Mill strict from Ward
to Josephine street.
8. That tenders be secured for the
supply of all material required in the
city work.
Tbe report was adopted as a whole.
In regard to the . proposed addition
to the city building it was stated that
the idea was to close up the foot of
Kootenay Btreet and the alley in
block 04, both of which are valueless
from the standpoint of everyone save
the C. P. R., receiving from the company in exchange the lots behind the
city hall and the corner lots in block
04 across from the registry offices. A
bylaw was brought in covering the
closing of the ground and its transfer
to the company, but the whole matter stands subject to a deal being consummated with the railroad people.
A petition was read from residents
on Railway street and another from
Victoiia street residents protesting
against the existence of wash houses
in both vicinities and requesting the
council to take action in the diiection
of having tbe objectionable buildings
removed. J. H. Matheson and J.
Coxbead appeared on behalf of the
Victoria street petitioners and both
addressed the council. The former
urged the counsil to abate the laundry
nuisances on the ground that in each
case the washrooms were located in
basements from which steam nnd
fumes arose into neighbors' houses,
that the houses were overcrowded,
sometimes containing as many as 100
men, that the Victoria street sidewalk
was used by scores of Chinamen carrying washing, often crowding ladies
off the walks, and that insurance
rates were raised 3)4 per cent, by the
proximity of the laundries. J. Cox-
head followed in similar terms.
The mayor informed the deputation
that everything would be done in a
legal manner to .remedy the complaint
as early as possible.    It   was   pointed
Continued on r'ourU) Pag*. Nblbon Dailv Miner, Tuesday,  Februrav 3, 1900
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The Nelson Miner
The secret of tbo commercial and
manufacturing supremacy of modern
England is due to her immense coal
deposits in close proximity to her iron
mines, and the mnnufactuiing cen-
treB where various raw materials are
brought in to be worked up. Abundant, and therefore cheap, fuel was
and is the key to the situation. The
most superficial knowledge of what
these conditions have brought about
in England will lend to an appreciation of the Incalculable value to southern British Columbia of the immense
ooal deposits which urc now in vuri-
ous stagos of exploitation in East Kootenay along the lino of the Crow's
Nest Pass railway.
The coal mines at Pernio are already well known, and now, aB will
be seen from an article appearing elsewhere, the Blairmore coal fields, own ���
ed by local men, are proving to he of
equal if not vaster extent, while Montana capitalists are also opening up
coal mines in the same region.
Not only will the development of
these mines settle once and for all the
domestic fuel question, but it should
give our smelters at least one advantage over the American reduction
works, most of which have to haul
their fuel for long distances. It is not
necessary to dilato upon the importance to Kootenay of anything that
will stimulate our smelter industry,
but we may fairly look further ahead
than that. Experience has shown that,
barring exceptional circumstances, it
is cheaper to bring the raw material
to the fuel than to transport the fuel
to the raw material. There are numerous industries in the east that could
be more profitably operated here, given cheap fuel and transportation, than
in their present location. Canada, too,
is but In its infancy, industrially
speaking, and what more desirable
place could there be for the establishment of a new industry, than in a
district where, cheap fuel and unlimited waterpower abound, with adequate transportation facilities. The
East Kootenay coal fields, properly
handled, will not only be of great
benefit to our present sole great industry���the mining industry���hut, unless history stultifies itself, should
also be the means of making the Kootenays famous among the manufacturing districts of the world.
Another factor in the situation,
through it is one of more immediate
interest to the fortunate owners of the
coal lands than to the Kootenays at
large, is that in Great Britain the
reserves of steam coal, though there
are still unlimited quantities of soft
coal, are within measurable distance
of depletion. In fact there is at this
moment in Eastern Canada a representative of one of the largest old
country manufacturing fiima who
is here for the avowed purpose of examining tbe Canadian deposits of
steam coal. If he be well advised he
will come west.
following   upitaph,   written     by   the
(Jueen herself:
Here ut lust 1 shall
Rest with thee;
With thee iu Christ
Shall rise again."
The structure stands on high brick
walla to raise it from the damp soil
of Frogmore. The cupola, from the
windows of which the interior is
lighted, is eighty feet above the
ground, nnd is colored blue and gold.
The rest of the mouument is mainly
of Peterhead granite.
There is a central chamber and four
transepts, giving the building a cruciform shape. At each side of the entrance stands a bronze figure of an
angel, one bearing a sword, and the
other a trumpet. The first object
seen ou entering is an altar, which
fnces the door from under a fresco of
Christ breaking out of the tomb.
���rhe interior iB lined with colored
murhles, frescoes and reliefs. Among
the statues are figures of Daniel,
David, Solomon and Isaiah. A recum-
lieiu statute of the Grand Duchess of
Hesse und her child, occupies a prominent place.
The American navy is to receive
additions in the form of several battleships that can send all tbe other
navies to the bottom. This only applies to existing navies. We shall
not build our Canadian navy until
these American terrors of the Bea are
out of date.���Toronto Globe.
One of These
Whittaker's Almanac.
The \ N. Y. Woi  Almanac.
Canadian Almanac.
New   fcork Clipper Annual.
Office Diaries, 1901.
The  Great  Boer  War.    By
A. Coiian  Doyle.    Cloth,
The    Eldredge    B.   Sewing
Machine.    (Ball Bearing.)
Canada Drug and
Book Co., Ltd.
Alderman   Selous'     suggestion   last
���night that the council petition the local member   to   introduce   an amendment   to   the   Municipal   Clauses Act I
providing that   the   voting   power   of,
rate payers   on   money bylaws   be   in I
proportion to the respective amount of |
taxes paid on their real   estate, is one
which will   provoke  considerable dis
cussion   and   probably   opposition in
some   quarters.    The  council   seemed
favorably   inclined   to   the   idea last
night, and   indeed   there is   much   to
be   said   for    it.    Shareholders   in   a
joint stock company have voting power according to   the number of shares
they   hold,   and   when   it   comeB    to
voting on a   money   bylaw,   which is
tantamount to a mortgage  on the real
estate of   the   city,   why   should   not
the property owners, who for the purposes of tbe bylaw ure shareholders in
that   real   estate, have  voting   power
in proportion to their holdings?
W"^F"W ���iypi��i,i^,"^^��T,^����*,*^r"^^��**W*T*li "mW"
t Crow 6 Morris
f Flora de Vlneda
Vallens 6 Co.
Two choice  cigars, well known
all over the world.
Will   give   most   enjoyment]_to
people who know a good
Tie Qneeii Cigar Store
Baker Street.
Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited.
The   de-iision    of the council to enlarge the city offices will be generally
approved,     providing   a   satisfactory j
bargain   can be made with  the C.   P. |
R.    The   city hall, never   more   than I
barely adequate   for   the   transaction
of the necessury business, has   become
quite   too   small   for   the   amount of
work that has now to be done   in   It.
While they are about it, however, the
council   will   do well to see   that   the
changes are   sufficiently   cxtcusive to
ensure the.-e   being  no   necessity   for
further alterations for   a long time to
The mausoleum in which Queen Victoria is interred is situated in Frogmore Park, within sight of Windsor
Castle. It was finished a year after
the death of the Prince Consort, and
received his remains in December,
18'*2. The mausoleum !b suid to have
cost 81,000,000, and is one of the most
sumptuouB buildiugs of its kind in
tbe world.
Beside the sarcophagus, which contains the body of the Prince Consort,
is another prepared some years ago
for yueen Victoria, and  bearing tbe
Rough and
Dressed  Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
A-l White Pine Lumber Always iu
We carry a complete slock of Coast Flooring
Celling, IuKide Finish, Turned Work, Saeh and
Doom. Special order work will receive prompt
aLteutlon*   Mail orders solicited.
Porto EicoLumber Co.,
Head Office���Hcndr^x and Vernon 8t. Nelson.
Bakrr Street.
Real Estate and Insurance Agents.
Three lots and bungalow, 5 rooms
and bathroom, with all modern improvements, electric light fixtures
complete, good locality, good view.
Situation, Hoover Street, near Josephine.    Easy terms.
Lot fi, Hlock 5, liognstown, with 5-
roomed house, new, S950.
Mill Street��� Lot and 6-roomed house
with bathroom, modern conveniences,
plumbing complete, 91900; or rent for
835 per month.
^(t-^-M'i^&4h^'M4>4h^^M'M'^'^  I
Is it Common Sense
to pay from $50 to $65 for a
Sewing Machine
when half that amount will get one ?
1 Nelson 6loiino House I
Great Slaughter Sale for the
Next 30 Days.   -   -   -   - -
1 From JO to 25 Per Cent I
If you have any idea of buying a machine
it will be dollars saved you to investigate the
merits of the
High arm, Vibrating Shuttle, Lock Stitch,
Light Running, fitted with Complete Set of
Attachments, and carries the Hudson's Bay
Company's Guarantee for Five Years,
Four Drawers, with Top Quartered Oak, $30
Drop Head,      ......    $32
's Bay Stores
IN order to make room for Spring Gcds I have
decided to sell for the next 30 days, all goods in
stock at greatly reduced prices. A.I heavy
goods away down, cost not considered. And in
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Hats and Caps and
Boots and Shoes, 1 will give from 10% to 25% discount and all Rubber Goods at cost.
Now is the chance to partake of the best bargains in above mentioned goods ever offered in the
Kootenays. My stock is all new and up-to-date,
and the sale is genuine. Sj now avail yourself of
the best opportunity to get good goods; at less than
wholesale prices
Complete   Electric Equipments  for  Electric   Power   Ti ansmission  and
Lighting for Mines, Towns, etc.    Electric Fixtures, Lamps,
Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Houston Block.
Put Us On
Your List...
We will see that you
are not disappointed
in superiority of groceries, promptness of
delivery, or reasonableness of price.
From tempting breakfast foods to richest
materials for dainty
desserts, we will fill
your  wants  perfectly.
Kirkpatrlck b Wilson
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage.
Apply to tt. I.. LKNKOX. Laker tii
Goal and Wood.
Agents Imperial Oil Oo. Ltd.
Crow's   Nest   Coal,   $6.15
Anthracite,    -    -   $10.75
No order  can ho accepted unless
accompanied by cash.
Office Oorner Hall and Baker Street*.
Pursuant   to   the   "Creditors'   Trust
Deeds Act" and   Amending Acts.
Notice is hereby given that John
Leask and Francis C. Rankin, carrying on business in tbe town of Cranbrook iu the Province of liritiBh Columbia, as tailors and men's outfitters
under the firm and style of Leask tit
Rankin, by deed of assignment for the
benefit of creditors, bearing date the
7th day of January, 1901, mado in
pursuance of the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and amending acts, have
granted and assigned unto Creighton
Ross Palmer, of Cranbruok, Hritish
Columbia, clerk, all the personal estate, credits and effects of the said
John Leask and Francis G. Rankin,
ana of each of them (both partnership
and private) which may be seized
and sold under execution und all their
real estate and of each of them in
trust to pay the creditors of the said
Leask & Kankin, ratably add proportionately their just claims without
preference or priority according to
The said deed of assignment was executed by tne said John Leask ana
Francis C Rankin, on the 7th day of
January, 1901, and by the said Creigh
ton Ross Palmer on the 9th day of
January, 1901.
All persons having claims against
the said Leask & Rankin are required
to file with the trustee on or before
the 26th day if January, 1001, full
particulars "ot their claims duly verified, and the natviVcH of the securities,
if any, held by th,....
And notice is hereby given thut after the said 20th day of January 1901,
the trustee will proceed to distribute the assets of the estate among
the parties entitled thereto, having'
regard to the claims only of which he
then shall have had notice and that
he will not be responsible for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose
claim he shall not then have had notice.
A meeting of the creditors will be
held on Saturday the 20th day ot January, 19P1, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the offices of W. F, Gurd,
solicitor. Raker street, Cranbrook,
B.   C.
Dated at Cranbrook, this 11th day
of January, 1901.
Solicitor for the Trustee.
Our pictures have all the charm of
the person. They are true as life,
yet without the faults of nature.
Baker Street,
81,000���Lots 14 to 21, Block 47,
Hoover Street, between Hall and
81,250���Lots 21 to 24, Block 42, corner Ward and Latimer.
8750���Lots 15, 10 and 17, Block 44,
corner Latimer and Kootenay,
8400���Lot 18, Block 440, corner
Latimer and Ward.
Lot 20x120 and 8-roomed house with
bathroom, pantry, and electric light,
corner of Carbonate and Stanley Sts.
Assume loan, 81400: cash, 81000; balance, 8000. Equal payments, three
and six months.
Lot 8, Block 23, 30x120 Nelson Avenue, Bogustown. 8200.00
Lot 12, Block 24. 30x120, Davies St,
Bogustown, 8225.00
Lot 31 and 32, Block 2,00x120, Hume
Addition, with house on same, 82,-
Lots 21 aid 22, Block 31; house on
each lot; all modern conveniences;
bringing in 825 per month each; Carbonate Street; 81,000.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Potter,
NeNnn. B. 0.
Will pay the highest oash price for all
kinds of second band goods. Will buy
or sell anything from an anchor to a
needle. Furniture, stoves, oaiperte,
cooking utensils, bought in household
quantities. Also oast off clothing.
Call and see me or write. Address
Silver King Mike, Box 800. Ht��n
Btreot, Nelwn. H. O.
Could wo rend the hearts of nomon, what a
vast amount of Htinoi'lng would bo exposed,
I'Y.mai.I'- WuAKNtss httK produced more Invalids araonn womon than any other caueo
Have you any of tne following Nymptonm!
Norvounnofl,, Weakm-m, Backache, Headache,
"All Gone" Frolintf. Hot Flushes, Variable
Appetite, R^HUcBinoBs, No Ambition. KubUv
Excltod, Painful Periods, Hearing-down PiiIiih
Leuchoi rlioou, l'iinplcri on tho Face, Pains in
the LoiiiH. Kycs Sunken, No Vital Energy, etc
We Oan Cure You. It matters not who hus
treated and failed in curing yuu. Consultation
by Alall is Absolutely Free, and if curable we
will tell you so. Don't lot surgeons operate on
you. V.ecan euro you withmt cutting. Our
NewMkthod Treatment Is mild and pleasant. Family Doctors have treated you for
yoare, and yot you aro not oareu���they only
help you from time to time. Let us euro you
at Your Own Home by our Now Method
treatment. Hundreds aro botng cured. Why
n?L*tou,- We will mall you our Symptom
Blank simply for the asking, and wo will tell
you free ot oharge what we think of your
oubo. Itoiuombor, your letters are kopt strictly
private and confidential and aro answered in
plain sealed envelope.   Writ* nt once, enclos-
IT/iiiSSi3.'0! BH��' ��.Add��P��J,l��' w* *���������
Ladies' and Gents' Merchant Tailors and Dyers.
Suits Made to Order, Gleaned, Dyed, Altered and Repaired.
Josephine St., Opposite Clarke Hotel.
Mail Orders Solicited.
P. O. Box 834
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, Maclonald Block  corner of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
  A. V. MASON. Secretary.
Pursuant   to   the   "Creditors'   Trust
Deeds Act" and Amending Acts,
Notice is hereby given that George
Bremner, carrying on business on
liaker street in the town of Cranbrook
in the Province of British Columbia, under the firm and style of
George Bremner & Son, as general
merchants, by deed of assignment for
the benefit of creditors, bearing date
of tbe 10th day of January, 1001, made
iu pursuance of the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and amending acts has
granted and assigned unto Bobert Edward Sherlock, of Letbbridge, Alberta,
North West Teiritories, merchant, all
hiB personal estate,credits and effects,
which may be seized and sold under
execution and all his real estate, iu
trust to pay the creditors of the said
George Bremner tit Son, ratably and
proportionately their just claims without preference or priority according to
The said deed of assignment was
executed by the said George Bremner
and the said Bobert Edward Sherlock on the loth day of January, 1901.
All persons having claims against
the said George Bremner & Son are
required to file with the assignee full
particulars of their claims duly verified, and the nature of the securities if
any held by them, on or before the
2��th day of January,   A. D. 1001.;
And notice -is hereby given thnt after the said 88th day of Januiry, isol,
the assignee will proceed to distribute
the assets of the estate among the
parties entitled thereto, having regard
to the claims only of which the assignee shall then have had notice, and
that the said assignee will not be responsible for the assets, or any part
thereof, so distributed to any person !
or persons, firm or corporation, of
whose debt or claim he shall not then
huve had notice.
A meeting of the creditors will be
held on Monday the 28th day of Jan-
uay, A. D. 1901, in the premises of
the said debtor, Baker street, Cranbrook, B. C, at the hour of
o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated   at   Cranbrook this 14th   d:
of January, A. D. 1901.
 Solic'fair for the Assigne.
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand of
Rough and Dressed
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber.
Mill ot PILOT BAY. Tards, NELSON
and LABI-O.
The Gait Coal office has
removed to the Ward Building, on Baker Street, two
doors west C.P.R. offices.
A full supply of Gait Coal
now on hand.
General Agent.
Tel. No. 265.
connissioN agent.
P. O. Box 626. Cable Address: "Croasdalls,"
Nelson.   Gode-Morelng i NmI.
Is prepared to negotiate the eale of
developed mines. Hhs arranged for
dealing in shines on the London and
Montreal Stock Exclmngts. Shares
bought and sold iu London on margin.
Will take charge of the .interests of
absentee inventors.
Office: Selous Block, Nelson, B. 0.
Baker Street,
A. R. BARROW, a. m. l an
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Corner Victoria and Kootenay Sts.
P. O. Box 069. Telephone No. 95
F. 0. GEEBM        V. S. OLEMBNT8
Civil Engineer* and Provincial Land
P. O. Box US Kelwn B. a
* NjiLSOK Daily Miner, Tuesday, February 3,  1901
Continued from First Page.
The total will safely ron into tbe
millions of tons, a piorainent engineer and expert on coal prospects,
stating that Blah-more is the most
extensive thing he has yet seen in the
line of coal lands. The fact that the
coal can be mined through tunnels,
that the roof will be of strong shale
probably the best material for this
purpose, that excellent timber is
available on the ground, that the Old
Man river running through the
ground*J furnishes an abundance of
water and that an immense body of
ooal exists on the property combine to
make the proposition exceptional.
The demand for good coal Is practically unlimited. The growth of the
smelter industry will create a demand
for the product far beyond the present
producing power of the mines now
(hipping in the Kootenuys, while the
domestic ooal has a wide field begin-
ing in Manitoba and extending to the
western boundaries of the KootenayB.
Any surplus will be marketable to a
very large tonnage in Montana where
the railroads and smelters are very
largo consumers. That Blairmore coal
is all that can be desired is shown
by the appended analysis:
Coal Coke
Percent   Percent
Fixed Carbon ou.3 93.5
Volatile matter 24.2
Ash  �� 0.5
Sulphur Slight
At the present time a crew is at
work on the property. Development
work Is under way. The principal
features of the programme now being
followed are three tunnels for the purpose of developing the various seams.
On properties within four miles of
Blairmore four Montana outfits are
developing ooal beds, and from one of
these a shipment was made last week
to C. W. West tit Co , of this city.
The test given the article as a domestic ooal has been eminently satisfactory.
The development of coal fields adjacent to the metalliferous districts of
the Kootenays is one of the factors
which will contribute to tbe development of the entire country. Aside
from tbis every householder will appreciate tbe advantage of having an
unfailing supply of fuel, in which
event the annoyance experienced recently when the coal supply fell con-
;jJJiijle^a.bJy,below the demand, will be
Hereafter The Miner will publish
In its want column three times, free
of charge, all situation wanted ads. If
you are out of work The Miner will
help you secure employment If you
want to hire someone watch The Miner want column.
We  must  have  room  for our  Spring   Stock  of
and in order to do so we will give special quotations for the
for the next 30 days.    We have the finest line of
Picture Framing; and Room Moulding; in the City
Sign Painting and Interior Decorating a Specialty
Josephine    Street,
Opposite   Clarke    Hotel.
German Syrup is the special prescription of Dr. A. Jiosheo, a celebrated German Physician, and is acknowledged to be one of the most fortunate discoveries in Medicine. It
quickly cures Coughs, Colds and Lung
troubles 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 or years, giving satisfaction
in every case, which its rapidly increasing sale every season confirms.
Two million bottles sold annually.
Bosche'e German Syrup was istro-
" duced in the United States in 1868,
and is now sold in every town and
village in the oivilized world. Three
doses will relieve any ordinary cough.
Price 75 cents. For Sale by W. F.
If yon don't like Bine fiibbon Tea it's
because you've never tasted it.
' This signature is on every box of toe genuine
Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets
' the remedy that cnrei a eoM ta �����" *e*��
relatives afflicted with the Disease of Drunkenness ? We have
a sure cure which can be given
with or without the knowledge
of the patient. Send for particulars, enclosing 2 cent stamp
for reply. Address Dr. W. II.
Saunders tit Co., Chicago, 111,   ���
D. J. DEWAK, J. P.
Notary Public; Oonvevanoer.
82,250 buys 8-room house on Carbonate
St., central location.
J2100 buys good house on Silica street,
near Kootenay. |   ���.
���1,550, good house near hospital.  1
82,000 buys good house with large   lot
in Hume addition.    Easy terms.
���600 buys two  lots,   100x120, on   Mill
3-room   house,    Stanley st 8 8 00
8-room house, Mill st  10 00
7-rpom house, Hume  addition.. SO 00
The Jewelers.
Successors to T. H. Brown.
Owners   having   claims   for
sale containing say
Less than 10 per cent Lead and
small Values flold or Silver
are requested to forward particulars as to approximate
quantities of ore in sight, assay values, amount of development work done, transportation facilities, names of lo-
���������������-cations, "-etc--to
P.O. BOX, 505, NES0E
B. C
China Hall
A man is known by the company he
keeps, a woman is known by the room
she keeps for company.
The  Quest
Toilet Set .
Is an important part of the-tun; 'shing.
If rightly selected it may be ornamental es any piece of f ui-niiii in the
room. Do you entertain guusts this
���week? Hee our Toilet Sets in the window today.
First Door West of C.P.R. Offices.
" Soo Line
f    ' ING.
A so TOURIST CARS passiog Dun-
more Junction Daily for St. Paul, Saturdays for Montreal and Boston, Mondays, and Wednesdays for Toronto.
.S.'.mi* cars pass Revelstoke one day
for   your  esstein  trip is to see
ymir ticket rends via Cniiftdian Pacific.
Trams and Steamers Depart.
5 *0O ) S'eaniei' for Kootenay Liu-d-
rioiiu- f'ng and eastern points via
"*"���*    ) Crow's Nest Route.
8:00 (Train for Bossland, Grand
Ex Sun J Forks, Greenwood,Midway,etc
9:00 j Train for Slocan Oity, Slocan
Ex Sun J points, and Saodon.
16:00 j Steamer for Knslo and inter-
Ex Sun (mediate points.
18-10 ) 1'rain for Rossland, Naknsp,
titii^ [��� Revelstoke, main line and
���uaily    ) PacifliC Coast Points.
For Time Tables, Rates and fail information call on or address nearest Local Agent, or,
R. W. Drew, Dopot Agont. 1 Nolson, B. O.
H. L. Brown, City Agont. /
A ��. P. Agent,
By the week from $5 to $6.
By the day *i.oo.
j. v. O'Laughlin, Prop-
Wholesale Houses
iiHOltPK & CO. limited���Corner  Voruow
aud Ct-Klur otreow, JSelnuu��� Munui'uclur-
Ufti Of  unit  Wiiult'HHJc liuulUl'H IU UOrtltod  Wlll.urr!
uud i'riiit, Hyrupu.   iSulu uk-buLh Cor J iuicyuu Uul
suriiifcu j'iiiMM'ui wai,ur.   iuluphoiiu uu.
f^j JtiL&UN    OOUA.    WaTJUR �� KACTOKY-
J3( N. AI. Cummins, Lxvutme���Jbvery known
variety ut >u(i driiita. P U Box 86. Telephone
.mi. .ii. HoOVor Oiroel, Nulriun, JbuUki'n oi tile
i.uiiuii'-i at. i,.oi.m iitampiiiiKH Miuorul W'utor.
C1ANK & MACUONaLU 111. Cuius, Jameb
J A, Aiucuoualdi���AreMLucuj uud t-supenii-
toiiuem-s, tiro*.eu Hill BIuck, corner Uukur uud
Wurd oirueta, im-jIbum.
HJ. ICVANti 6% CO.���Baker -Street, Nel-
��� jhoii��� Wholesale deaAtiti in liquors, ei-
Ktu'B, cement, lire brick uud lire ciuy, water
pipe und t>teel rain-i, and yyiieml coiuiniuiuon
me I'clmnis.
JJ VVhoucsule uud retail dealers lu grain,
day, flour, feed. .Mills at Victoriu, Now West-
miuster; Kdmonton, Alia. JUuvuiors ou Cal-
tfoi'y and iulu.ouu>u lttutway. Munufauturerh
ui the culebrated ii. & K. braud ueroals.
AMACOONAhK & Co.���Corner Fron
��� and Hull streets���W nolesale grocert
una jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots,
rubbers, maokinaws and miners' sundries.
JJi oitice corner Hall aud front Streets,
���.Nelson���iiumb-er, ceiling, flooring, and every
thing in wood for building purposes. Oet our
pricus.   Correspondence solicited.
L> BURNS & Co.-Baker street, Nelson-
XT ��� Wholesale dealers iu fresh and cured
meat*.   Cold Storage.
Baker Street, Nelson���Wholesale deal-
ors in fresh und cured meats.
btreet,   Nelson ��� Wholesale  dealais in
hardware, miners' supplies, sporting goods.
M'LACHLAN BROS, (Successors to Vancouver Hardw are .Co, Ltd.* Baker Street,
Nelson���Wholesale deuters in hardware ana
mining supplies, plumbers' and tinsmiths' supplies.
Jx\ paints, oils and gliiss; uiechanlcs' tools.
Agents foi Ontario Powder Works; dynamite
f pURNER, BEBTON ft Co.-Corner Vernon
JL and Josopbine Streets, Nolson���Whole
sale dealers in liquors, cigars, and dry goods.
Agents for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee
aud Calgary Brewing Co of Calgary.
UDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholesalo grocerie?
and liquors etc., Baker Street, Nelson.
J Front and Hall Streets, Nelson���Wholesale dealers n wines lease and bulk), and
dome.Htio and imported cigars.
JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Corner Vernon and
*   Josephine Streets, Nelson ��� Wholesale'
dealers in prov^nr-��   nred ae ts. butter and
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'v.
Nelson A Fort
Sheppard Rv
Red Mountain R'v.
The only all rail route between
all points east, west and south to
Rossland, Nelson and intermediate
points; connecting at Spokane with
Great Northern, Northern Pacific,
and O. R. & N. Co.
Connects at Nelson v ith steamer
for Kaslo and ail Kootenay lake
Connects at  Meyer's  Falls   with
stage daily for Republic,  and  connects at Bossburg with stage  daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
Leave DAY TRAIN Arrive
8:00 B.m Spokane 6 M p.m.
11:50 a.ni Rosslnnd 8:10 p.m.
7:00 a.m Nelson 7:15 p.m.
9:45 p.m Spokane 7:00 a.m.
11.00 p.m Kosslmid 7:00 aim.
H. A, JACKSON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane   Wont
Agent, Nelson, B.O
Atlantic S. S. Lines.
From Portland, Mo.
Allan Line Sicilian Fob Hi
Allan Line Tunisian Feb %.
Dominion Lin-p Dominion Fob Hi
Dominion Line Cambroman Feb 27
From St, John
Beater Line Luke Mogantio ' Fob 16
Beaver Line Lako Superior Feb SB
Reaver Lino Lake Ontario..  March 1
Beaver Line Steamers call ut Hallf ix one
day lator.
, From Boston
Dominion Lino New England ....  Kob 27
Cunard Line Snxnnfii Fob 23
Cunard Lino Ivurnla March 8
From New York
Cunard Line Umbria  Fob Hi
Cunard Line Bervla Feb 23
Cunard Line Mtrtirla March 2
Whlto Star Line Majestic Fob 20
Whito Star Line Ooeanio Fob 27
American Lino St. Louis Feb 20
American Lino Now York Fob 27
\. (i. L. Lahn Fob 26
N. O. L. KuiflfM* Wllhelin der Grosso..March 5
.Anchor Line Furnenala Feb 23
Allnn State Line Htatiof Nebraska March 2
Passages arranged to aod from all Kuropean
points. For rates, tlcko.H and full Information
npnlr to C. P. R. depot agent or H. L. Brown
city Passenger Agent, Nolwrn. B. C.
General Agent, C.P.R. Oflicua, Winnipeg,
Miners, Attention!
��    TRADE
:V wi&h i.
MARK   @
Gutta Percha Water-proof Fuse has been ��
proved and not foand wanting.
No miss-holes.  No running.
co, i
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! The Canadian Bank of Commerce
With Which is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid up  Capital.   88,000,000;   Reserve   Fund,   82,000,000;
Aggregate Resources Over 865,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President.      B. S. WALKER, General MaDBger.
���    London Office: (So Lombard Street, E. C.
New Vork Office; 16 Exchange Place.
.    And 68 branchos in Canada and the United Statex, inoluding:
AixnT (jjjtEENWooD Nelson Sandon
-Fernie   j Nanaimo Rossland Victoria
YUKON DISTRICT���Dawson and White Horse.
UNITED STATES���New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Skaoway,
Savings Bank Department.
Depoiits Received and Interest Allowed.  Present Bate 8 Per Cant
Nelson Branch.
GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
Baker Street.Nelson,
B. C.
Lot 12 in Block 2, in the City of Nelson,
with stone and brick blo,k thereon, commonly known as the Houston HK,^. Sai(J
lot having a frontage of y> feef^ Baker
Street and a frontage of no feeT onj,^"
phin- Street, wi'h 16 foot lane al rear, H-iU
be Sold by Public Auction subject to , re
serve bid, on Monday, the nth Day of
February A. D. 1901, ,lt ,|��� ho0r o( ,uo
o clock in the afternoon sharp, on the Northeast corner of Josephine and Baker Sts
Nelson, B. C. ''
Terms: $5,000 cash at time of sale
one-half of balance of purchase price on or
before 30 days from date of ��ale, and other
one-hall of said balance, on or before 60
days from date of sale.
All rents and other earnings of said
property will be received by vendors until
lull purchase price is paid. Further terms
and conditions will be made known at time
of sale or upon application to
Nelson, B. C.
The Royal Bank of Canada.
Incorporated i860.
Capital iMM.nu,    ',   .    .    ��i,��Kr.,ojo.oo | ��������(,         ��| :oo 80a ���
wfiyillS. T^^oT��l!t��%k^Mm--   Th0D,M Rltehl��* *M*mm,
Head OfOee, Haliraxi
General Manager, Edhon L. Pease, Montreal.
Superintendent_of Hranohea. and Secretary, W. B. Torrance H��llf��i
Inspector, VV. F. Brock, Halifax. ��urr��nue, uaurax.
Inspector I). M. Stewart, Montrea.
Nora ftcotla-llallfax Branoh, Antigonish,
Bridgewater, Uu>siK)ro. lxmdonderry. Lunenburg. Maitland illar.i- Co.), i'iotou. Port
Hawkesbury, Sydney. Shubenacadie.Truro,
New ItriiNHnlck ��� Bathurst, Dorchester,
Fredoricton, Kingston iKent Co.), Mono-
ton, Nowcastlo, Sackvillo, Woodstock.
P. G. Island���Charlottetown, ijumuierslde.
"""w/rW1^1 'S11^ 0fflcel* Montreal
West End (Cor. Notre Dame and Seigneurs Streets); Westmoum (Cor. Greene
Avenue and 8t Catharines street.
Newfoundland- St. John's.
I'uiia. West ladles-Havana.
""Kedpu"bTlo: Xfmt *** W K"ha"ge Pl8M��
Moulding Hooks,
Curtain Chains,
Curtain Rings,
Picture Cord,
Towel Bars,
Fancy Tacks,
H Stair Plates,
Picture Nails,
Curtain Rods.
Vestibule Rods, to extend any length.
Brass Rod cut to any length for 5c per foot.
Atlin, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver
Vancouver East End, Victoria.
Correspondents ���
(���anada-MorchaniH Hank of Canada. Boston-National Shawmut (Bank. Cnleaao-Illlnnls
rrust and Savings Bank. Ban Fr.nclseo-First National Bank, london, EnJ^Bank of
-eotland. Paris, Pranre-Credlt Lvonnnis. Bermnda-Bank of Bwrnuda. thii..��.ij2
��ao-Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. nermuaa.  inina aad Ja-
(leneial Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Latters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated. DOU��nl
Accounts received ou the most favorable termB.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounte.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.O.
For wood or hard or soft coal.
The  largest   line  carried   by
any firm in Canada.
1' Good   Cheer ''  Ranges and
Cook StoveB.   A complete line.
Call and be convinced that the only place to buy
Stoves   and   Ranges  at   the   right  prices   is  the
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
��� >*V��*'*^1*i'��*��>rVV*lr-***>-*'*rV*V^
Gold, Silver-Lead  and  Copper Mines wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLING 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 ISritish 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
Telephone No. 104.   P. O. Box 700. NELSON, B. G.
��� A****A**v*''*i��*vi'*��**M*H'*v*%*��4i*^^
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
%>*& ���������������������� *ggvg
Branoh Markets in Bossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slooan City.
orders by mall to any branch will have careful aat4 nromnt attention.
7-8 inch diain. if 13. fi<) per 100 feet. For
immediate delivery in Nelaoe*
snd  try a bottle, a dozen, or a barrel ot
aALQARY BEER as It is the best, and
niHiosl.   on    tho    markot.    Also   try  our
WINES,    LIQUORS     and    OIOARS.
Telephone ��. Bator8t   Nelson,B.C
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.  C.   TRAVES.  Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
We  carry a most complete stock of everything required in an Assay
Office and Laboratory.
Morgan  Crucible Co., Manufacturers of Batter-sea Crucibles, elc.
. F. W. Braun & Co.'s "Cary" Combination Furnaces and Burners.
Vancouver,   B  C.
Protect Your
Best   Faculty
and Save
Your  Sight.
IV. J. HARVEY, F. O. M. C. I., ProfcMHor of Aphtholniolu^r. Doctor of Optics
and HclGhtifl-t! Optioinn, of Toronto, ha* vtvon -i^tii to (houwids ttmt wen- MitrerliiK fro"i
tilniOHt total I'liniini' -. I'ooplo nfllji'tuil v\Ttb VVeak Kyex, Hf-MK-lHi'lii-h, 1'iu'hh fn (tio Jleait, KfM
Orowiod or Divcrvod, Doublo or [tfabtftlbt VlNlon, \jOQM of MttSUUlU I'ower.or ut y Errurof
Kufrnctlon of tho Kycn, will In- ffiref) a freo conNiilUtlon.      n,,t
QlaH-oK titled lo Miy ilffhl under a pnmtlrfl (nnutuiUM of utllAlCttODs
AT M'LEAN'S DRUG STORE unlJJ SfllnMav,  Kt'brmiM* fill.
Hours IU to 18 an4 2toft. "���" Nelson  Daiiy Miner, Tuesday* February 3, 1901
0.    Plowman   of   Kaslo,   is in   the
city today.
W. H. D'Arcy of Winnipeg, C. P. R.
claims  agent, in   lu the city on business.
VV. 11. Bullock-Webster, chief of
provincial police, and Constable C.
W. Young left tqday for Boundary
Falls on departmental business.
NurBe Fahey is in the city today
cnroute to Ymir where she is to assume the position of matron of the
hospital  recently completed  there.
Arrangements are bcin*; made at the
C. P. R. shipyards for the launching
of the new tug. The exact date of
the event has not been announced as
yet. m,���
The committee in charge of the
postponed Nelson Operatic Society
ball announce that Thursday, Feb.
14, St. Valentine's day has been decided upon as tlje new date.
S. Neelands wrote Manager O'Brien
of the Rossland Hockey club, yesterday to arrange a game with the Rossland team here on Thursday if possible. An answer by wire is expected
The Trail Creek News announces
that Mr. E. H. Lewis, real estate and
financial agent, has purchased a half
interest in that paper, and that hereafter it will have no more "patent
H. J. Cambie of Vancouver, resident
engineer for the Pacific division of
the C.P.R., is registered at the Hotel
Phair with the Misses Cambie. He is
in charge of the work on the Columbia
bridge and will inspect the works before returning to the ooast.
J. D. Spence and wife are among
the guests at the Hume. Mr. Spence is
a well known lawyer of Columbia
and is returning west with his bride.
They were joined here by W. II. P.
Clement, K. C.. of Toronto, and will
proceed to Columbia this morning.
James McPhee has assumed his new
duties as superintendent of the city
lighting system. The policy of the
department will be to take out the
service wires from houses vacated by
tenants. A visit to the city hall will
be necessary to secure their reinstallation and in this way the officials will
know exactly when new tenants begin
to use the lights and can charge accordingly.
An interesting instance of the efficacy of Miner a>is is furnished by the
appended letter received by A. P,
Kosenberger of the Prospectors' Exchange, K.-W.-C. block, from a Boston, Mass., man: "Sir,���Your ad in
the Nelson Miner noted. Send me
descriptive circulars of various free
milliner, low grade, gold, partly developed properties you may have located
on the main or north fork of Wild
Horse creek, near Ymir." The Miner
has never claimed The Hub city as
part of its territory but apparently
nothing but modesty prevented the
claim being established.
A very interesting game of hockey
was played on Sunday afternoon be
tween the Nelson TenniB club and the
Electric Tramway company. The
matoh was keenly contested. Two
games were scored within five minutes by the Tennis club and it looked
as though the knights of the ball and
racquet had a cinch. Owing to a
marked disparity in the age of the
contestants the Tramway team won
out by six goals to four. R. Carley
officiated as reteree and scored a hit
in this capacity. A. Malnwaring-
Johnson kept the time sheet for the
Provincial Constable Wilson of Cres
ton, came in yesterday with two prisoners, Annie and II. U. Howard, colored. The woman was suffering from
a dangerous wound in the neck in
flicted by the man whom she claims as
her huBbanrt. On Friday last Howard
became enraged at the woman and attacked her with a knife. He inflicted
a wound several inches long on the
left side of her neck, narrowly missing the jugular vein. On hearing the
woman'B screams several men rushed
in and one of the number, named
Shannon, arrested Howard and took
him to Creston. The charge of attempted murder waB placed against
him and he was arraigned before E.
Mallaudaine, J. I'., who committed
the prisoner for trial. The woman
was aiso brought up on the charge of
keeping a disorderly house and sentenced to a month's imprisonment.
Both were brought in last night.
ditions under which other tradesmen
work tho carpenters believe they are
entitled to the concessions requested
of the employing contractors. For
instance, a bricklayer's helper is paid
the snmo wage for eight hour's work
as is received by the carpenter.despite
the fact that the bricklayer's helper
is not a tradesman nor has be to own
and transport from 8*.'5 to $200
worth of toola. If a man devotes Sf
eral years of his life toward acquiring
a trade be is entitled to as much con
sideratlon as a laborer. Another feature is that according to our view of
the matter the change will not affect
the cost of building more than five per
cent, at the outside. Employers un
der the new conditions will Insist on
securing the very best and most skillful tradesmen and the result will be
that their work will be done faster
and better than was the case formerly
when indifferent workmen were employed. We have gone into figures
pretty thoroughly and have demonstrated tnat the increased cost of
work will be very small."
Continued From First Page.
Continued From First Pago.
Hereafter The Miner will publish
in its want column three times, free
of charge, all situation wanted ads.
If you are out of work The Miter
will help you secure employment. If
you want to hire someone watch The
Miner want column.
Callahan Sentenced���Several Chamber*
Matters Settled.
Yesterday was another busy day at
the Nelson court house. In the morning His Honor Judge Forin held a
session of the speedy trials court at
which two prisoners appeared. The
first was Patrick Callahan, charged
with the theft of a diamond ring val
ued at 8150 from Mrs. Cardenal of
Moyie. Callahan elected to be tried
speedily and pleaded guilty. He was
sentenced to three months' imprisonment in the provincial jail. Another
charge of breaking jail at Fernie was
then heard. Callahan pleaded guilty
to this also and was sentenced to three
months' impiisonment, the sentences
to be concurrent.
James Hogan was arraigned on a
charge of non -support. The matter
was remanded till today.
Later his honor presided at a sitting
of chambers at which several matters
came up. Application was made in
the case of Briggs vs. NeW8wander,by
S. S. Taylor. K. C, Mr. McAnn, Kaslo, contra. The application was refused. In the case of Oppenheimer
vs. Brackman tit Ker Milling Co.,
Ltd., application was made by S. S.
Taylor, K. O, for a jury, John Elliot,
contra. An order was made by consent for a special jury.
During the afternoon a couple of
examinations took place. Mrs. Mc-
Innes, one of the defendants in Marino vs. Alexander, was examined for
discovery by John Elliot and S. News-
wander, defendant in the case of
Briggs vs. Newswander, was examined by S. S. Taylor.
It is understood that the suit ol
Fawcett vs. C. P. R., one of the most
interesting cases on the docket for
the supreme court sittings, will come
up on the 11th inst.
Hereafter The Miner will publish
in its want column three times, free
of charge, all situation wanted ads.
If you are out of work the Miner will
help you secure employment. If you
want to hire someone watch The Miner want column.
out that the Chinamen had complied
with the law and that it would be necessary to prove them a nuisance before the removal could be insisted upon. On motion of Alderman Selous it
was decided to refer the matter to the
mayor to consult with the sanitary
and medical officers and the city solicitor to devise methods.
A petition was presented from a
number of residents of lot 182, group
1, Kootenay, adjoining the city on the
east requesting to be taken into the
city. This waB referred to the city
solicitor. The appointment of an accountant and collector for the city
hall was taken up, applications being
read from E. Anderson, C. E. Beasley, G. S. Beer, A. H. Hawthorne, C.
Maeleod, 0. Newlingand T. Bradford.
Macleod received six votes and was
declared appointed by the mayor.
The money bylaws regarding the
withdrawal of the 870,000 debentures
of last year and the new 8100,000 issue
were brought up and advanced to the
third reading, Alderman Hamilton
taking the chair in committee of the
whole. The ballotting on the bylaw
was arranged to take place on the
10th inst. The bylaws will be published in The Miner. The reconsideration and final action on the measures are set down for tha first meeting of council after the voting.
Aldermen Selous and Paterson were
appointed fire wardens for the ensuing
Aldermen Paterson and Madden
introduced a lengthy resolution dealing with health matters. Their
suggestion was that the sanitary department be instructed to remove all
nuisances from alleys and backyards
throughout the city,also to inspect all
elevated sidewalks and to remove
from beneath them any offensive matter found there.   Tbis was carried.
Alderman Selous brought up an interesting topic by requesting the coun-
oil to join in a petition to the representative of the Nelson riding in the
legislature requesting him to introduce on the floor of the house an
amendment to the municipal clauses
act which would provide that in voting on money bylaws electors should
exercise voting powers in proportion
to their real estate holdings or the
amount of taxes paid annually by
eash. The idea was not opposed and
went on record as a notice ot motion
to be brought up at the next meeting.
At the suggestion of tbe mayor a
resolution was carried calling upon
the government to appoint district
health inspectors for the purpose of
preventing the influx of smallpox and
other contagious diseases from the
state of Washington, and other infected districts. A letter was read
from the Nelson Power company per
J. Keith Reid offering to sell the city
electrical power in any quantity desired. It was pointed out that the
company controlled the only available
site for a power house between tbe
city and Bonnineton Falls and were
in a position to have their enterprise
in operation within three months of
the placing of the order for the plant.
The matter was referred to the.fire,
water and light committee.
This concluded the docket  of  business  and    council    adjourned.   The
members      present      were:     Mayor
Fletcher, Aldermen Hamilton, Selous,
Irving,    Gillett  and   Pat-
asked as to whether anything would
be done in the direction of forming
the Kootenays and Boundary into a
district under a general superintendent, to which he replied:
"I believe I am correct in stating a
that no change of that nature nas
ever been contemplated.-'
Speaking of railroad matters generally in this province Mr. Beasley
"Naturally I have followed the
course of events in British Columbia
from a railroad standpoint closely.and
think everyone must admit that the
C. P. R. has held the best interests of
the country In view. The eompnny's
policy has been to provide transportation facilities when any particular
section required them, and the west
has been looked after well. The Nelson dlBtrlot will profit thiB year by
the expenditure in the vicinity of the
city of fully a quarter of a million
dollars. Part of this is the appropriation for improving the road between
here and Robson and the balance is
the sum to be disbursed for labor during the construction of the bridge
across the Columbia. The whole
amount will go to labor on the 28
miles of roaa between Nelson and
Robson and should benefit this city
very materially. It is early yet to
state what effect the completion of
the Columbia bridge will have on the
passenger serivce, bit the prediction
is safe that the company will meet
every demand of the traffic. We have
started work on the Lardo wharf and
the steel for the road is now on the
way. This will probably remove any
lingering doubts as to the company's
intentions in that direction."
Mr. Beasley's mission in Nelson is
as a witness in the suit of Fawcett
vs. C. K R,, the accident by which
the late Conductor Fawcett loBt hiB life
having happened while he was divis.
ion superintendent. As the trial of
the case has been set down for the
11th instant; Mr. Beasley will have
an excellent.oppprtunity of renewing
old friendships.
Advertisements inserted under this head at
tho rate of one cent a word por insertion. No
advertisement taken for loss than 26 oents.
Situation Wan'cd advertisements inserted
throo times freo of charge.
FOR   RENT.���Cellar.
Bank of Canada.
Apply    Royal
LOST.���Between P. O. and  Silica  st.
west,a box containing a pair of blue
Batin slippers.    Finder will please return to Miner Office.
WANTED.���Man took (white)   wants
situation.   Good   recommendation-..
W  Grant, RobHon, 1!. C.
WANTED.���A   middle aged    woman
for  general  housework.    Apply   to
John   Hutchinson,    mining    broker,
Cranbrook, B. C.
WANTED.���Situation    by   man  and
wife, to   cook for a   camp, (experienced),   apply F. \V., Miner office.
DO YOU   need   an experienced Bookkeeper  and    stenographer.     Write
W., Miner office.
WANTED.���Every   man    or    woman
who wants  anything, to make that
want known in this colmun.   A Miner want ad always brings result.
Local contractors and builders have
been notified by .the Carpenters' uuion
that on und ufter Match first, the
stan-'urd day's work for journeymen
carpenters will be eight hours. Estimates for buildings are now being
made on tliif- basis.
Charles .1. Clayton, president of the
Car pen tets' uuion, was seen yesterduy
regarding the matter and reinarktd:
"Aftci curefully going  into tbe  con-
Names of the New Police and License
In an extra edition of the B. C. Gazette, which has just reached heie.
are contained the appointments of the
police and license commissioners for
the cities of the province. Among
the former are: Nelson, H. Selous
and li. R. Cameron; Rossland, J. 8.
"lute, Jr., and A. S. Goodeve; Sandon, E. R. Atherton and Thomas
Brown ; Kaslo, W. E. Hodder aud N.
1<\ Muckuy; Kamloops, J. A. Gill
und A. J. Taylor; Greenwood, D. J.
Sullivan and A. M. Whiteside; Grand
Forks, II. A. Henderson and T. F.
Curran; Phoenix, James Punch and
W. B. Williams; Revelstoke, T. E.
Taylor and Daniel Robinson.
The appointments as license commissioners are: Nelson, J. A. Irving and J. Dover; RoBsland, J. 8.
Clute, Jr., and A. S. Goodeve; Sandon, E. R. Atherton and T. Brown;
Kaslo, W. F. Hodder and N. F. Mac-
kay; Gieenwood, J. J. Caulfleld and
C. J. McArthur; Grand Forks, J. Donaldson and Geo. A. Fraser; Phoenix,
James Punch and W. R. Williams;
Revelstoke, W. D. Newman and R.
Gordon; Kamloops, J. A. Gill and J.
A.  Taylor.
The fame of Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
as the best In tbe world, extends
round the earth. It's the one perfect
healer of Cuts, Corns, Burns, Bruises,
Soies, Scalds, Bolls, Ulcers, Felons,
Aches, Pains and all Skin Eruptions.
Only infallible Pile cute. 25 cents a
box at the Canada Drug tit Book Co.
Hereafter The Miner will publish
In its want column three times, free
of charge, all situation wanted ads.
If you are out of work The Miner will
help you secure employment. If you
want to hire someone watch Tbe Miner want column,
Laxative Bromo-Quinine removes the cause.
The annual meeting of  tbe Nelson
Bar Association took place  yesterday,
at which the  following  officers   were
elected for the current  year*.   W.   A.
Macdonald,   president;  John   Elliot,
vbe-presldent;  E.   A.   Crease, secie-
tarv-treasurer.   Resolutions were carried regard'ng a new court house   for
Nelson and the necessity for holding
fixed sittings ot the court in tbis city
These will be forwarded to   the   proper   authorities.    At the oloBe of  the
meeting, the members held  their  an
nual supper   at   the   Palm,   where  i
pleasant   evening   was   passed.     The
guests of the occasion   were  W. H. P,
Clement of Toronto, C.   E.   Spence  of
Columbia, and Charles Wilson of Van
Have you an article of any kind that
you want to sell or trade? If you
have an nd. in the want column of
The Miner will make the deal.
Vancouver, Feb. 4.���A meeting of
the Opposition called for tonight was
adjourned, after a short discussion to
ascertain the position of Robert Mac
Pherson, already in tho field as a la
bor candidate for the seat vacated by
Mayor Garden when the latter resign
ed his seat in the local house to eon
test the Bnrrard constituency in the
late Dominion elections.
Have you nn article of any kind that
you want to sell or trade? If you
have, an ad. in the want column of
The Miner will make the deal.
TO WRIt *  < OI,l�� IN OVK HAV
Take Laxativa Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
arn-rglsls refund the money U It fails to sure.
*o, K. W, Grove.* signature if oa each box.
United States Assumes Certain Claims
[��� , Against Spain.
Washington, Feb. 4.���The house
today passed the senate bill to create
a commission to adjudicate tbe claims
of United States citizens against
Spain which the government of the
United States assumed by the treaty
of Par)8 after having amended the
bill so as to refer the claims to the
court of .claims. This action conforms to tbe,-action of the house at
the last session when the bill was
recommitted with instructions to report back such an amendment as was
adopted today. A strong effort was
made to vote down the amendment,
and pass the senate bill but the advocates of this course were defeated by
a majority of 35.
Phair.���John Gunn, Robson; M. J.
C. Andrews, Vancouver; P. D. Ahier,
Alamo; W. H. D'Aicy, Winnipeg;
B, B. Rothschild, San Francisco; H.
J. Cambie, Miss Ida Cambie, Mis*1
Eileen Cambie,Vancouver; H.E. Beasley, Montreal: J. C. Johnston, Fall
River; Arthur Sullivan, Fall River;
W. D. Munroe, Phoenix.
Hume.���.1. W. Pantoll, Spokane; D.
Godbolt, Toronto; Raoul Green, May
and Jennie; J. D. Spence and wife,
Columbia; C. Plowman, C. W. McAnn,
Sam Newswander, KaBlo.
The old idea that the body some
times needs a powerful, drastic, pur-
gative pill has been exploded; for Dr.
Kings' New Life PilK which are per
fectly harmlesa,*gently stimulate liver
and bowels to expell poisonous matter, cleanse tbe system and absolutely
cure Cunstiput i'H and Sick Headache.
Only 25 cents iu the Canada Drug &���
Book Co.     	
Do you want to buy a second hand
article of any kind: If you do, say
so in The Miner want column and
you will get it.
For several years past I have been
troubled with defective vision and
have used spectacles procured from
various sources without obtaining tho
relief desired. After consulting W.
J. Harvey, F. 0. M. C. I., and wearing the correction prescribed by him
I find my sight very much improved
and they have entirely relieved the
pain, headaches, and eye strain from
which 1 formerly Buffered. Dr. G.
E. Lininger, Everett, Washington.
BOOMS   TO  LET .��� Clement-Hillyer
block.   Apply Tramway  company'b
FIRST -CLASS   Room and   Board,   in
private   family,   reasonable   terms.
Apply on Silica street, two doois west
of Ward.
WANTED.���The  reader to know that
if he  reads  this,  other people will
read his ad, in this column.
FOR   SALE.���Two    Smith-Premiers,
one Densmore, one Empire, good condition.   Apply  W. L. T., C. r\B. Telegraph office.
WANTED���Servant      girl.
Mrs. Dewar, Victoria st.
and masquerade costumes made and
rented.    Green's    tenement   in   alley
between Josephine and Hall.
FOR SALE.���Any  amount of space in
this  column.    It   always brings results
TYPEWRITER For Sale.���Williams'
machine, visible writing, neat type,
fast work, convenient case, only in
light use for short time, good value
at 850, will take 830 cash. Can be
examined at Miner office.
WANTED.���General    housework    by
good working   woman.    Will  wash
and   iron.    No   objection  to  leaving
city.    Address W. Miner office.
TRAINED NURSE  open   to   engagements.   Mrs. Seton, Silica Street.
FOR SALE.���120 acres of first-class
agricultural and garden land, 12
miles from Nelson on Kootenay Lake.
Will Bell in 10, 20 or 40 acre tracts.
Price and terms reasonable. Apply or
address, A. F. Kosenberger, Room 4,
K.-W.-C. Block, Nelson.
HELP WANTED.���The Miner  wants
you to help swell   this  column.    A
Miner want ad. always brings results.
PROSPECTORS having promising
mineral claims for sale are requested
to call at The Prospectors' Exchange.
Phone No. 104, Room No. 4, K.-W.-C.
Block, Nelson, B. C.
WANTED���Free Milling Gold Properties in British Columbia. Phone No.
104, K.-W.-C. Block.   Andrew F. Ros-
enberger, Nelson, B. C.
FOR SALE���A new house, ten rooms,
very convenient, with all modern improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley and Carbonate   Street.
DR. MORRISON, Dentist, has removed to his new offices in the
K.-W.-C. Block.
Consult W. J. Harvey. F. 0. M. C.
I., about those head aches, cross eyes,
or the fitting of spectacles that are
absolutely correct at McLean's Drug
Store uitll Saturday February 0.
Hours 10 to 12, and 2 to 5.
"A 'A anting Voice"
Is tho title of an intercHting little book
that t-iliowi; how
is LOST and how it mav be
It is sent securely Bualod r plain envelope Free, on rocoipt of a stamu for
We are the leading speci&lfetx in
cm-Inn nil cases of Kidney und Bladder
Truublo, tioxuul Wenknus* and lmpo-
tency, Hyiihills, (ionnrrbiwi, Ntuht
Losses. Gleet and Stricture, quickly
snd permanently. We bar* cured
thousands nt thoir own luniies. All
lottors kept strictly rlvata aid answered in idsln soulr envelop*. Consultation by mull fr e. Write today.
Bta. 0, Ohioago, 111.
Stanley Street Rink
Buy   Only   Union - Made   Shoes,
Winter Carnival
��� AND :
Curlin? Bonsplel
Eight Curling Contests
Under the Auspices of the Koote-
nuy Outling Association.
Hockey Tournament
For Senior, Junior  nnd  Ladies'
Championships of UU.
Bki Bucks Skating Kautu
Provincial   ChnnipionsbipB
and for Men and Buys.
Cutter and Dog Races
13,000       Trophies ana Prizes     3.000
Rates of Single Fare for the Round Trip
On AW Railways.
JST For further pticuarlars see posters and programmes, or address
Secv. CBroival Committee,  Hossland,  B. C.
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Now Is Your
During this month we will sell Boots, Shoes
anc-* Rubbers at greatly reduced prices, and we
would invite you to come in early and secure a bargain.
The Shoeists
I r*yi��VV��%��lifcM>fr>''*l*r^^
We carry a complete lino of prize winners at tho World's Exposition. They are the Pat ok
Philippe, Ak-uirIk, Longine, and Inst but not least the Empire, which tiro tho beat value for tho
money. Our line of American���Watt ham, Elgin, liueber-Hampclen, in also very complete. All
of above watches are positively guaranteed. Money refunded in rase of failure to Hatlsfy,
Our watch repairing department is next to none in America.
In all your purchases does not by any means prove that you
are studying economy. This applies specially to the purchasing of groceries. Groceries, as you know, can be purchased
at almost any price���cheap goods for little money, and poor
go ods lor less money. Cheap goods are expensive at any
priice, while poor goods are worthless. Then there are goods
termed high class, and good goods, also reliable goods.
High class goods, good goods, and reliable goods, we
c onstantlv keep in stock. The other class of goods mentioned
a re handled, but not by us. Therefore compare our prices
with the quality. The result will be, Hunter's goods are the
cheapest, and satisfaction assured.
Groceries,  Crockery.
Nelson, B. C.
WOMEN'S Tffl. 1
The women of Nelson are
usually quick to appreciate
quality, style, and workmanship in footwear. They
have set their seal of approval on the new style ot
toe, of which we carry a
large assortment in Don-
gola. Vici Kid, and Patent
Kid, for the street and the
This stamp UBed by the JOHKM'c-
PHERSON CO., Limited, of Hamilton,
Entrance Fee 25 Cents, lbe only u"lon ^^^yln Canada.
Neelands  Shoef
Company     1


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