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Daily   Edition No. 500.
Nelson, British Columbia, Tuesday, August 22,  189}.
Tenth Year.
Uufortunats Man's Private Life Dragged in
by Hostile Witnesses.
Colonel Picquart Again Examined.-How the "Petit Bleu"
was Tampered With.���Trial Will Probably
End Early in September.
Rennes, Aug. 31.���There was a large
attendance at the Lycee at the opening of the oourt nt 0:80 this morning
iu view of the jiossible appearance of
Maitre Labori, but though progressing
witisfnotorily, the physicians deem it
best for him to remain quiet.
Tin' court settled down quickly to
business and by 9 o'clock five witnesses had already appeared at the bar.
If this rate is continued it is calculated that the court will be through
with the ninety odd witnesses by the
beginning of Septetmber and then
probably the vordiet will be delivered
by September 7.
Picquart, after protesting against
the milliner in which his correspondence was tampered with, e.-vpressed
surprise thut the question of employment of secret service money should
he constantly mixed np with the Dreyfus case, with which, he claimed.it had
nothing whatever to do. He also denied lie lnid given M. Lehoist the
slightest information l-egnrding tho secret dossier and said the only document of the dossier revealed (-end that
was not by himself) was the "Cctte
Oannaille de D. ���" document, which
hntl 1 ecu utilized by the enemies of
DrayfnB. There was also tho "Li-
berte" document which was delivered
to Esterhii/.y, "Who used it to levy
the most shameful blackmail on the
Major Lauth followed. He traversed
the ground covered by his evidence
before the criminal division of the
Court of Cassation in regard to the circumstances under which Henry communicated the bordersau. He said that
when the bordereau reached the intelligence department, Henry was absolutely tlie only officer who knew the
agent who furnished it aud was the
only officer known to the Government.
Henry, he explained,;had appointments
with tlie foreign spy in questiion only
in the evenings at 8 or 9 o'clock at
various places so it was impossible for
Henry to hand the papers to Col. Sand-
berr the same eveuing, therefore he
took them home and brought them to
tho office in the morning. Very often
these appointments were kept on Saturday aud Major Lauth believed the
packet containing the bordereau was
handed to Heury Saturday, Sopt. 22
aud was taken to the office September
24 or another date though it cannot matter much' "1 arrived at the office and
was about to enter the room in which
I usually work, when Ool. Henry, who
was talking in tho corr.dor called to
me and took me into his room. Capt.
Mathon arrived simultaneously. We
had scarcely entered when Ool. Homy
showed tha packet received and exhibiting some pieces he bad paBted together, said:'It is frighful, you just
seo what I have found in this packet.'
We walked to the window and all
three began to read the contents of
'he paper which were none other than
tbo bordereau. We discussed who
could be the author. I must add tbat
M. Gribelfn entered tbe room and was
informed regarding the document at
the same time. The bordereau was only
shown to Ool. Sandherr half or three
quarters of an hour later, when he arrived."
Next discussing the "petit bleu'
Major Lauth said it r��aohed Ool. Pic
'1'iart enclosed in a packet early in
March. Incidentally the witness
mentioned the mission to Nancy, on
which Henry went, and said that
while he was. absent bis wife came to
the Intelligence department to ask for
"in whereabouts as she knew noth-
">g of his departure.
"it was tho Bame with   Blithe  offi-
eera in the department"   said  Lauth.
"Our families never knew where we
were going when we were sent on a
mission and it was true the department corresponded wilh us. that
piovcB tbat things were not conducted
in the fourth bureau as alleged by Ool.
Picquart and the officers were not so
negligent and careless aa ho has assorted. " Witness maintained this also
disposed of Picqnart's assertion that
Henry was in tho habit of working at
hone in the presenoe of servants. As
a matter of fact, he added,tho officers
were very reserved before their families. Continuing wituess proceeded to
Bpoak of Picqnart's ordors to destroy
��11 evidence of the "petit blen" haviug
been turn and to determine tbe office
by affixing a postmark etc. "The spy
Oeuia," said Lanth, "entered into relations with the ministry of war with
the averred purpose of revenging himself on hiB Government. He refused
to accept payment beyond bis fare to
Bnsle. Ho was evidently an"aaent provocateur" who hart boon sent to UB.but
we were nover able to get anything of
the slightest valne from him. It has
been said that we bullied bim to prevent his speaikng. I wish tbe person
who mnde the Statement to come here
nud repeat it.
"The truth is we d)d not do anything to prevent his speaking, but
he refused to say anything which was
not know, and which means the same
thing."    (Laughter.)
Major Lauth's extremely long deposition was listened to in profound silence. He protested at Picquart'a
allegations againBt him in the course of
the Tavernier enquiry, when he represented him as the instigator and perhaps also the writer ot the Henry forgery. "I declare." said Lanth, "that
if by inspiring or writing I had a
share in any way whatever in the perpetration of tho Henry forgery, I should
have avowed it the day Henry commit suicide. I am not even now afraid
of tho razor, or the rope of Le Mercier, or of Pioquart. After controverting further statements of Picquart,
Major Lauth, in conclusion, deolared
that Henry, "Who knew nobody on the
newspapers," held aloof from the
"Press campaign organized in response
to the friends of Dreyfus."
After a short adjournment the conrt
reassembled and the judges questioned
Major Lauth. They asked his opinion
of the Schenider letter of November SO,
1897. Witness replied that it was authentic and emanated from a General
Pierre. Replying to M. Demange, witness said he never saw the photograph
which certain newspapers had asserted
he took, representing Picquart and
Schwartzkopfen strolling arm in arm
at Oarlsbad. "I suppose it was I who
took it," the witness added ironically.
M.   Demange:   "I    do  not accuse
At the instance of M. Demange, Ool.
Picquart again described the alteration of the "petit blen''Jmd declared
that the last time he saw it, the day
before he startel on* his mission, the
"petit bleu" was still in the same condition aB when Major Lauth handed it
to him in November 187. When Picquart saw it in possession of General
Pellieux it seemed to him (Picquart)
that the handwriting had been modified and at the TaveruierJenquiryJ he
noticed that alterations of quite a serious character had been made. Ruled
lines had heen erased. Moreover, experiments showed the address had been
written in ink made of gall, but
a superimposed word was written in
ink made of logwood.
Replying to the president   of  Oourt
Major Lauth said that when he photo
graphed the "petit bleu" he did not
notice any signs of errasure. Pioquart
said the plate taken by Major Lauth
bore no traces of errnsures. The photograph alone had been tampered
Col. Jouast: "Was there an expert
exam inntionV"
Picquart: "Yes, it was a searching
enquiry. "
Oapain Junk followed. He said he
was a probationer simultaneously with
Dreyfus bnt in another department of
the war office. He saw the prisoner
a great deal and detailed conversations
in which,| he alleged. Dreyfus spoke
of great sums he had lost in gambling and in his intercourse with loose
"Oue day" the witness proceeded,
"when wo were visiting the Concours
Hippiqne we met three immoral women who bowed to us. Dreyfus returned their greeting and I said to him,
'Well, for a married man, you have
nice acquaintances.' He replied thut
they were old friends of his batehelor-
hood and pointing to one of tlieui said
her name wns Valtease arid that she had
a house on the Champs Klysees where
she gave nice parties, where pretty
women were to be mot and where there
wus much gambling. Dreyfus also
boasted of his huge means and spoke
with great relish of his comfortable
house, and travels." The wituess
continuing, said Drefyus was well
acquainted with the scheme for concentration of troops and could trace it
on auy map as most of the other probationers could. Witness theu detailed the work of the different bureaux
and proceeded to demonstrate that the
probationers were cognizant of plans of
the transport and concentration of the
troops and how Dreyfns. was ordered
to draw up a report on the German artillery comparing it with the French
artillery, and having access to all tlie
necessary documents. In regard to
the Madagascar note, Dreyfus, Junk
claimed, told the witness that his cousin had procured him interesting information. Captain Junk then spoke of
the efforts of Dreyfns to secure the firing manual and riiscussd the theory
that Henry might have divulged the
documents in the bordereau. Such a
supposition, the Captain declared, wt,��
utterly impossible. Later the wituess
corroborated the statement that Ool.
Picquart proposed postmarking the'petit bleu" with the view of proving its
General Fabre. former chief of the
fourth bureau of the general's sta<?,
said that in his official capacity he
compared the writing of tlie bordereau
with the writing of various officers in
his bureau, including the writing of a
probationer, who had been in the bureau since the previous year and who
had not favorably impressed his comrades. This probationer Dreyfus, who
was regarded as untrustworthy, and
insincere in his pretensions, was, according to the Witness, equally disliked by his comrades and his superiors.
He was constantly endeavoring, by all
sorts of means, to learn the secrets of
the plan of concentration of the Eastern railway system and in his anxiety
to secure information neglected his duties. His official duties, witness
also said, placed it in Dreyfus power
to disclose the'documents referred to in
the bordereau. Wituess could emphatically deny all Dreyfus had said outlus
subject. When Major Berth) showed
witness the borderean, the latter was
struck with the resemblance of the
caligraphy. Dreyfus was the only officer
who made a had impression on the
bureau and the opinions of the chief of
staff and heads of other departments
confirmed witness' belief.
General Fabre in conclusion declared he was still as firmly oonvinced
ns in 1804, that the prisoner was the
author of tbe bordereau.
After M. Demange had pointed out
the discrepancy in Geueral Sabre's
statements and those ho gave in 1K94,
Col. Jouast  invited Dreyfus to   reply.
The prisoner said Gen. Fabre quite
correctly described the work on which
ho was engaged as a probationer especially explaining that he had to keop
the dossier relating to the concentration of the centres on tho eastern system posted up. This was not a fictitious task. The prisoner's reply was
made iu calm measured tones and his
frankness seemed to favorably impress
the judge".
Ool. Dabovill, former deputy chief of
tbe fourth bureau, related how Fabre
had shown him a photograph of on
anonymous note in which the writer
intimated to his correspondent, "Evidently foreign to tho army," that ho
had confidential documents to communicate. The witness told Fabre
that the documents mentioned showed
the writer oould only be an artillery
officer, belonging to the general staff.
who participated in the expeditions of
the headquartor's staff in Juno and
July 1894. The position of Dreyfus
corresponded with these conditions
and "To their greiit surprise, striking
resemblance was apparent in the writing of Drevfus and the anonymous letter. WitneBB further declared that
only a probationer could possess the
information mentioned in the bordereau, tt was not only because of the
resemhlnnce in the handwriting that
suspicions were diieoted at Dreyfus but
because he was in a position to be acquainted with the documents enumerated.
M. Demange   wiuhed to know  why
Ool. Dabovill said that in 1894, in   order to discover the author of   the   bordereau, he thought it   neoesBary to In
vestigate the oli'oeis, win parliiioato
ill lhe espeiiitu ns of the general   stall
thnt year.
Witness replied that he was induced
to do so by ti.e expies ion in t e bordereau. "I am xoiun to the manoeuvres." for he considered the expedition
Of   the   general   s'alf equivleilt to   the
monopuvris although troops wore not
actually present.
Cuunsel pointed out that n great deal
of argument w.is f< uu led on the expression. "I nni going to the manoeuvres. "
Wituess snid it should in t ho forgotten that in 1694, the repression was
utiderst ;od to apply to the expedition
of iho headquarters' staff.
Iu reply tn tho usual ques'ion Drey-
said he hud never held onv conversation
will; 0<d. Sandherr, tlis late chief of
the Intelligence depmrneut Mho was
so little arqnainted with him that lm
once addres ed aim  by  another name.
Greater Interest in the proceedings
was manifested when tho nnme of tho
Dext witness was annonnced. Former
chief of the dcteotive department
Rochefort, who wus present wheu
Dreyfus nuderwout the dictation test
in Ou Paty de Clam's office. M.
Rochefort deolared he know absolutely
nothing of the Dreyfns case when
General Mercier summoned him to
confer with him on the subject of the
bordereau nnd the suspicions in regard
to Dreyfus.
General Mercier. Rochefort continued, asked hia advice as to tho procedure which ought to be followed
and introduced him to Du Patv de
Subsequently after M.Bertillion's report the arrest rf Drefyus was decided upon, The witness proceodeo] to describe the arrest and iho famous scene
Of the dictation test. He said that from
the first remark dropped by I)n Paty
do Olam, the prisoner displayed an
evident uneasiness, especially when
Du Paty de Clam, plaoiug his hand
on the piisoner's' shoulder, said:
"Capt. Dreyfus in the name of the
minister of war, I arrest you."
At the timo of the examination of
Dreyfus witness gained tho impression
that he might be guilty and so reported when the minister of war asued hia
A Day of Humiliation and Prayer Observed���Exodus From Johannesburg.
Capetown, Aug. 21.���Sunday was
observed throughout the Orange Free
State and Cape Colony with humiliation, prayer and sermons, advocating a peaceful solution of the crisis.
Mr. Snettler, the leading Dutch reform
preacher here, referred to the close ties
uniting the Cape Dutch to those of the
Transvaal, who, he added, were members of the great Afrikander family.
If war was deolared he said Great
Britain would commit "A heinous
orinie before God aud man resulting
in a civil war iu the Cape Colony."
Thero is evidence of growing uneasiness at Johaunesbnrg. Great crowds
gathered at the railway stations expressing dissaproval at the departure
for Cape Colony, Durban and Natal of
so many of the residents.
A Disgraceful   Exhibition   of Dealing
Ont Justice at Ymir.
Thursday evening, August 17, 1899,
A. L. Knox, Justice of the Peace, fur-
nislied the boys at Ymir with nonsid-
���ruble entertainment. The party above
nentionod who was only recently appointed a magistrate wns paralyzed
with liquor,, and while in that condition held court at the Miller Hotel.
The trial commenced in the neighbor.
hood of 11 p. m. and ended at or about
2 a. iu. A prisoner was obtained who
was charged with having broken into
the station Bate. , Lawyers nnd jailors
and all that is necessary to run a jail
and mill of justice were on hind. His
worship did not know the difference,
o' ;ng to his brain being badly muddled, between the witnesses. They
were take)) out of tho baok door and
brought in by the front. Luring tho
trial all witnesses and others connected
with the case were committed for contempt of court. The prisoner WBSfouud
guilty and sentenced to a fine of JHO
or iu default six mouths but upon his
protesting the fine was reduced to IS
cents this being tho lowest amount
that the J. P. said he had power to
impose. This affair has certainly raised the ire of the citizens of Ymir und
as it is not the first time that this
man has proved himself unworthy of
the position they arc determined to
tiring the matter to the notice of the
proper Government officials, Only a
short time ago it was noised around
that tbis man, while jubilating at a
certain hotel, was swearing in special
constables by the wholesale and had
his admiring audience taking off his
cap and saluting him as a J.  P.
Cripple Creek Colo , Aug. 81.���Fire
has utterly destroyed th�� business portion of the oity of Victor causing a
loss esitmated at |2,000,000. Begin
ning shortly after noon tha fire raged
until evening, consuming everything
iu its way. It had >ts origin, it is
thought, in the Merchants Oafe, adjoining the Bank of Victor on the
corner of 3rd street and Victor Avennc.
A strong wind from the north fanued
the flames and in a few minutes all
the surrounding houses were afire.
Help was summoned from Cripple
Cr;ek, but the, town which had been
built in the early days of the camp
and was of pine timber for the most
part, burned like paper. Efforts were
made to stop the progress of th.)
flamoB by blowing up the buildings in
the path by means of dynamite and
all afternoon the streets roared with
the explosions.
According to a special dispatch from
Rossland in the Ottawa Journal they
are abont to havo a high old time
at Rossland with a car load of rifles
and two machine guns on one side,and
stiiking miners on tho other. The
dispatch reads:
Rossland, B. C. August 17.���The
largest mining ca.np iu tbe North
West in on the verge of the biggest
miners' strike iu the history of this
section. Six thousand miners, mostly
Americans and many of them late
from the Coenr d' Alenes distriot in
Idaho, have resolved through their
miners' union not" to accept the wngeB
offered by tbe British ^American Corporation, owners of the Le Roi and
Centre Star aud other big rnineB, and
Gooderham & Blackstook, owners of
the War Eaple and other properties,
ihe principal mine owners of the distriot.
Last winter the British Columbia
Parliament passed a law prohibiting
the working of men iu mines more
than eight hours a day. That rate
was $3.50 for ten honrs. The Rossland mine owners ottered $3 per day
for eight hours, and proposed in the
event this was refused to introduce
the contract system. At a meeting of
the miners these terms wero rejected.
The mine owners fearing that the
Couer d'Alene spirit was rife among
tbe miners, organized a militia com-
nlany, the head of whioh >s Ross
Thompson, who laid out the town of
Rossland. A oarload of rifles and two
machine  guns    nave   been   obtained.
Seattle Wash. Aug. 21.���The towns
of south eastern Alaska have issued a
call for a territorial convention to be
held at Juneau on October 9th. The
convention will be composed of 70 delegates. The object is to promote unity
in all demands made by Alaska in congress and to frame and adopt laws
which congress* will be urged to pass.
This will cover municipalities, courts,
aud school taxes.
John Welcher of Nelson recently
made a strike up the north fork of
Kettle Kiver that has started a rusb of
prospectors in that direction. He discovered a lead of quartz and bad numerous assays made of surface samples,
the lowest of which went |73 nnd the
highest |1(J0.
On the Deor Park at Rossland on
the 800 foot level a receiver has been
put in. Previous to this the drills kept
freezing up nnd would on this account
not accomplish the usual complement
of work Since the Dair reoeiver was
installed, however, the drills do tie
full quantity of work. The orosBcut-
ting of tbe ledge is still in progress,
and there is no sign of the hanging
wall as yet. The crosscut is now in
93 feet from the shaft, and for the major portion of this distance the drills
bave been in ledge matter as the hanging wall is approached.
The loneliest of funerals followed
by the dreariest of burials���the sorvice
where none is present save the minister and the undertaker���was held yesterday afternoon from the undertaking
rooms of Smith & Co.,says the Spokesman-Review. The funeral was thatnf
William Woodruff, of Nelson, B. C,
wbo committed suicide last Tliurs-
day in the Bellevue house by swallowing morphine. It can scarcely be said,
even that a funeral was held. Canon
Perrine of All Saint's Cathedral spoke
a brief prayer at the chapel, aud the
casket was then lx>rne to the hearso.
The forlorn cortege���the hearse aud
one carriage bearing the olergyraau
and the funeral director���moved to
Greenwood cemetery. Hero the coffin
wns lowed into a grave made in an
out-of-the-way snot, a spadeful of
earth was thrown in and the cannon
from All Saints' rend a burial service.
Not the burial service of the Episcopal
church, for that is denied a suicide ;
but a service made for the occasion,
Then the grave wasjclosed,and the fiow-
erlcss mound was deserted.
The late Duke of Beaufort wus some
what formidable in repartee. When
Voltigeur, the Frenoh hcrse won the
Derby, a French noble came up to the
Duke, who had bet heavily on the
race, said: "Ah, my dear Duke,
Waterloo is at last avenged 1" "Yes,
my dear count," was the reply, "the
French also ran well at Waterloo!"
United States Yacht Defeats
the Canadian Craft
A BiiUhnt Gathering of (Jrafts in Toronto's
Fair Harbor Wituess a Tame finish t) the First Contest.
Toronto, Out., Aug. 21.���The greatest interest centers in the yacht race
for lhe Canada's Cup which Btarted
"t 11 o'clock this morning. There is n
greater gathering ot yachts in the harbor this morning than was ever gathered in fresh water before, including
nny number of Americaus. The weather is very breezy nnd will test the
capabilities of the yachts to the utmost. The Canadian yacht Beaver
owned by George Gooderham, G. A.
Oox, F. G. Oox, A. E. H. Massey and
others and is sailed by Aemilins Jarvis, the American yacht Genessee
representing the Chicago Yacht Olub,
but owned by tho Rochester Yacht
Olub is sailed by Chas. G. Davis. Both
boats oome withiu the limit of the 35
foot class. Today's conrse is a triangle
on Lake Ontario south of the island,
each side of the triangle being about
seven miles,
Later.���The race was half an hour
lato in starting. It did not begin till
11:80, Genessee then had an advantage
bv five seeondH in start. In 15 seconds Beaver had overtaken Genessee
and wns passing the American boat
when the throat h->' ard of Beaver
parted aud her le" i-er.broke. This
put Beaver ont        ��� - "nd Genes
see is going o' ^-ne.
There was craft on
the lake watch and   the
keenest disappoint n s felt at tbe
tame conclusion. 1',. i , cc, of course,
goes to Genessee. 1 lie ownership will
be decided by a series of races, the heBt
three out of five.
The output from tbe mines of Ymir
for the present yeai. computed to the
end of last, month, is as follows: Ymir
Mine, 7,400 tonsf ornsbed and 4fi tons
shipped; Porto Rico, a,000 tons crushed ; Dundee, 700 tonB crushed ; Black-
stock, isH tons snipped : Now Victor,
six tons shipped ; Tamarac. soveu tons
shipped.    Total, 10,347 tons.
A funny incident happened during a
performance of "Macbeth" in Berlin. In the sleep-walking scene,when
the nurse and doctor appeared onj the
stnge together and confabulnted with
one another, a loud voice suddenly
called out from the gallery, causing a
roar of laughter in the middle of a
most serious scene :J "Well, doctor!
Is it a boy or Ja girl?"���Tid-Bits.
Return of   Mr.   Justice   Irving���Gold
Fiom the North.
Victoria, Aug. 21.��� Kr- Justice living, who has been in Atlin settling
disputes over mining locations,arrived
back this evening on the steamer Alpha. The steamer brought about ono
hnndrcd passengers and sixty thousand dollars in gold from Klondike
and Atlin. News bas reacned here of
the drowning at Five Finger Rapida
of Frank Richaid of the party constructing the Dominion Telegraph line
to | Dawson. The three ��� murderers,
Henderson and tha Nantuok brothers
were duly hanged at Dawson on August 4.
The Eastern Canadian Press Association, who make this the turning point
of their excursion to the west, arrived on Government steamer Quadra tbis
evoning aud spend tomorrow in this
The Asociated Press telegrams re
"L'Affaire Dreyfus" are beginning
to make gray the hairs of tho unfortunate who edits the snme for The Miner. One dispatch last night stated that
a curtain witness had visited the
"coloriss shipque" with Dreyfus. Thia
wns conceived to bo the "Oours Hip-
pique" or annual horseshow in PariB.
Then again (a waggish operator this
time) another telegram said that Dreyfus underwent a dictation teat in the
office of "Patv de Oyster. " But these
are trifles compared to some hideous
conglomerations which the gifted anther of tho Associated Pross telegrams
treats the unfortunate subscribers.
Three drunks enriched tbe civio ooff ���
ers to the tune of |15 yesterday.
There was a heavy fall of snow on
Sunday on the hilla above Six Mile
^Messrs. Fletcher and Templeton
have sold the lot at the rear of the Oity
offices to Mr. John Roberta.
A fine strike has been made on tbe
Rio Grande property, near Ymir. No
1 tunnel has been driven 140 feet, and
at that distance some cross veins from
the famous Porcupine ledge, whioh ed.
joins the property, were encountered.
The face nf the tunnel, whioh is about
seven feet wide iB all in ore, wbiob
consists of a white galena and zinc.
Thia JJore closely resembles the first
class Bhiping ore of tbe Ymir mine
and can hardly be identified from it,
although, of oouise, carrying larger
portion of quartz. At the same depth,
however, it is probable tbat the ore
will become more solid, as in tb*
caso of tbe Ymir. Some recent assay a
from this tunnel gave $30 and (60 in
Nelson Daily Miner
lUeBeJ i/��lly ekeept ^tonflaj.
r. ��� I��I1N  MlNKK PltlNTINl.  JE HOBMStUNG CO.
11. J.   BEATON, Editor and Manager.
���rrnor of the Prow line   subject  himself
to a suspicion of  thai kind.
The Victoria   Times,
paper, thinks   'hat   Mr
a   Mini-: rial
Semlin would
dissolution  iu  the
in the Legislature.
in reply that a nis-
It is stated   popiiivply, as  a fact  no
longer to be disputed,   that   Mr.   Mac
pberson, a Vancouvi r   member of   thi.
Legislature, has declared himself as an
opponent of the G
eminent.    H. wa
elected as a BUpporter, and throughout
the only Bessiou that ha- been held voted steadily to maintain it it is only
a short time ago that Mr Martin ceased
to be a member of the Government j
he s:ivs now that he will take the
earliest occasion to move it vote of
want ot oiulidence. Mr. Higgins,
another former supporter, is outspoken
in denouncing tbe Government. Here
we have the defection of three members
of the Ministerial party. When the
House prorogued there were twenty-
two Ministerialists, including the
Sjs'aker. aud sixteen members of tbe
Opposition; these defections increase
the voting strength ot the Opposition to
nineteen, or exactly one-half the
House. With a Ministerialist iu the
chair, the Government are left in a
minority of ono. It is claimed that
Mr. Prentice, of tbe East Riding of
Lillooet, another Ministerial member,
is disqualified from taking his seat at
the next session without another enabling Act, but for our present needs
it is not necessary to insist on this.
A year ago His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor scanned the newspapers
and listened to the ]x>liticl gossip of
the day, concluding from all he read
aud heard that the Turner Government
had not carried the country and must
therefore be dismissed. It was impossible, he argued, to countenance a Government who.could not meet the Legislature with a majority. Is His Honor equally alert in studying the situa-
iton of today? If he is, he must see
that his present advisers are without a
majority in the House. The evidence
of this is much clearer than it was in
the case of the Turner Government.
Today there can be no doubt; a year
ago there was room for a very great
deal. Today the members are standing
up in the light, after having declared
themselves, and may be counted as
easily and accurately as so many posts,
white in one row and red in the other.
A year ago no man could say positively
how all the members would divide; indeed, all the members were not elected
when His Honor undertook to decide
what tbe verdict of the people had
beeu. He judged for himself, and concluding from such evidence as presented itself, and from what he saw and
knew and assumed, tbat the Turner
Government would be without a majority if tbey met the House, be dismissed them and called in Mr. Semlin
to form another.
We are r.ot saying now whether he
was justified iu this, or whether he
took upon himself more thau constitutional practice warranted. But we do
say that if a conscientious sense of
duty compelled him to take the extreme conrse he did in respeot to the
Turner Government, on evidence that
was both disputable and disputed,
there can be neither reason nor argument for decliniug to take action when
the evidence that his present Government are without a majority is as
plain as the nose on bis face.
Mr. Semliu has not tho support of a
majority of the Legislature as constituted today, aud if the House were in
session would be unable to control legislation or direct the conduct of publio affairs. This is a fact of very grave
importance. Is His Honor aware of
it? If he is not he ought to be,for the
facilities for ascertaining are more easily embraced than weie those of last
August with which he seemed to experience no dilliculty whatever. And
if aware of tbe fact, it will be curious to kuow what be proposes to do
about it. Will Id dismiss Mr. Semlin.
as he did Mr. Turner? Wo shall
not say that he is called upon to do
that. Bnt matters jHilitinal and industrial are iu a critical state at the present moment, very largely if not wholly
the result of His Honor's arbitrary action ot a year ago. Something is required to relieve the situation, to relax
the tension. If. he will not dismiss
his present advisers and call in new
ones, he should at least insist on an
early session of thn Legislature, and
compel his First Minister to Bettle accounts with it. It would then be opeu
to him to give Mr. Semliu a dissolution should he demand it. To go on
with things as thoy are now would be
u grave public scandal. The business
interests of the Province requiro that
au oarly period should be put to the
condition of doubt and uncertainty that
at present exists. Should His Honor
declino to tako any action, but con-
ent himself with accepting a pnlioy of
drift . tbe publio judgment will bn
that be is prostituting his high office
to the designs of schoining Ministers,
who hope to employ the remaining five
or six months of the Legislative recess in huyiug up a majority. No one
can desire to have the Lieutenant-Gov-
be ent'tled to a
event of his defeat
The Colonist   says
solution is in the discretion of the
Lieutenant-Governor, who is expeot.
ed to exercise it in accordance with
constitutional usage, and doubts
whether 11 case could be made out to
justify it in the snppost:d event. We
hnve gtuat respect for Tho (lulonist's
opinions on constitutional points, but
! arc not inclined to sappnrt it in this instance. If we can pass over tho manner in which Mr. Semlin came in, as
the whole country has evidently done,
it would seem moderately clear that
he conld demand a dissolution if defeated in the House. The constitutional practice is to allow eveiy Premier
an opportunity to anpeal to the people,
nnlfss, of course, there are peculiar
aud exceptional circuiiistinces forbidding it. Mr. Semli.' has not had his
appeal, and if h�� .'hose to forgo the
Opportunity when taking ollice it was
because he supposed he could hold a
majority of the present House. If for
any ro��sou that majority has become
dissipated, he has good ground to ask
the Lieutenant-Governor for permission
to try his fortunes with the country
on a direct appeal.
The pos-
Tbe Sandon Mining Review very
sensibly and pertinently remarks:
"We see iu a great many B. 0. papers
the expression 'The miners are able to
pay |8.60 for the short day, and they
shonld pay it.' Supposing the merchants were to say to their wealthier
customers, 'Yon are able to pay $3 for
|1 tea, and you should pay it,' how
would it work? Apart from this consideration also, all the properties hiring men are not mines. In so far as
results go, some of them would he paying too mnch at $1 a day. The conditions of the labor and material mar
kets, the supply aud demand of labor,
the efficiency and iueffici.-noy of the
employee, the risk to life and health,
the cost of living, etc., are all elements to be considered in fixing a
scale of wages. "
As well  us  pleasure,
session of a stock of
flfcure 5)rufl8
Willi a knowledge of how to
compound them enables us to produce a remedy for the prevalent
complaints. Pettingell's Specific
has no superior as a Vanquisher of
the "Pains that summer brings."
It works a cure and helps nature to
build up the system.
According to Mr.    Martin,  Mr.  Cotton is not all wool and n yard wide.
Phair���J. McDongall, Montreal; Dr.
and Mrs W. A. Hendryx, Los Angeles; Mr. and Mrs J. 1). Sherwood,
Miss Sherwood, Spokane; Miss Ken-
card, New York ; T, G. Procter, Bal-
four; Mr. and Mrs. A. Jackson, Spokane; A. Williams,!'. R. Ella, Vancouver; A. W. MoOnne, Miss Pay Mc-
Onne, Raymond McCune, E. W. Mc-
Cune, Salt Lake Cityt O. H. Hand,
Sandon; H. T. Kingsbury,. Sandon;
Jas. A. McPonell, Port "Arthur; J.
A.[Christie, Brandon ; L. McDougal.
Grand Forks; B, G. Rykert, Montreal;
E. G. Prior, A. .W Jones, Victoria;
G. B. Mcintosh. Mrs. J. Mcintosh, Silverton; A. H. Graccy, Burton; Mrs.
Jameson and daughter, Grand Forks;
.1. F. Parker, Trail; R. B. Owen,
Rossland; 0. M. Paterson, Revel-
Hume-Wm. Kidd, Toronto; W. R.
Ross, Fort Steele; A. 0, Beach, A. W.
Smith, Montreal; D. W. Moore,
Trail; H. G. Mickle, Toronto; B. Slu-
part, Toronto; 0. Dixon, Hossland.
From now until the end of the season we aie selling'
Josephine Street.
f To=day, * August * 22st,
io a. m to 3 p. tn.
oo mi $i.io
"hese are all Wool and good value at $2.50.
The Big Removal Sale. I
Wallace-Miller Co.
What is the difference between Tetley's Teas and
other brands ?
Just the same as between
the Athabasca mine and any
one of the hundreds of wildcats that have been exploited
in the past years. Experience
has proved the value of the
one;    the  others   Might be
good,   but     is   it  worth
your while experimenting
when you can get sure returns
by investing in the guaranteed
article ?
Tetley's is the only  package tea sold by
Choice residential lots   and  good
business lots for sale.
Over two hundred   lots   in  Addition A are on the market.
Hume Addition and city property
for sale.
Business property a specialty.
$6.75   PER   TON,   DELIVERED.
All orders must be accompanied by cash and should   be   forwarded
either personally or by mail to the office of
General Asrent Cor Kootenav & Baker Sts
Every Shrewd
Knows the value of good
Table Linen, and in that, as
in other things, she has to
rely upon the merchant's word
to a great extent. While we
are not giving ours away, we
wish to call your attention to
5kating   Rink,   Sept.  pth.
Only Appearance of the Garter King of Bandmasters,
Lieutenant Dan Godfrey
For Forty Years Bandmaster of Her Majesty's Grenadier Guards and
England's Greatest
-Military Band.
7,600 people li
... j 18,(l(lli  people
a few lines which we are sure|      May.30th.
will interest you:
Who perforltiedibefore 4.1(i7.(i&H people during tl'e Industrial London Exhibit.
280,000 people in Canada heard theru last summer.
05,000 people attended their Boston Jubilee Concert in '72,
10,000 people beard this bund In New York Seventh Armory, March 2").
ed Chicago Auditorial, May 11.
crowded   Kansas; City Convention Hnll,
51 inch pure Irish Table
00 inch pure Irish Table
Linen at
40c per yd
Linen al
lot: per yd
80 inch pure trioh Table Linen at
60c per yd
IKI inch pure Irisb Table Linen at
7.V per yd
71 Inch pure Irish Table Linen at
$1 per yd
15,000 people were present at Eiitches Garden,
June 10th.
17,000 attended their concerts at Salt Lake City.
Six weeks at the Greater American Exposition, Omaha
July 1st to August. 14th: two weeks at the Western
Pennsylvania Exhibit, Pittsburg, September 20 to 80;
four weeks at lhe Boston Food Fair Exhibition, October 2 to 28.
er the Sole Direction of Mr. Chas. A. E. Harriss.
Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and lighting for mines,   towns,   etc     Electric
tures, Lam psBells. Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
Terms Cash.
Bon Ton Restaurant,
Merchants'   Lunch,   12 to 2.
25   cents.
Dinner,   5 to X.
MEALS at All Hocks.
Josephine St
Dominion Lino "Sootuman'
Dominion 1 Ine "Vancouver"
Heaver l.lno "l.uke Superior"
Heaver Line "Lako Ontario".
Allan Lino ''Parisian''	
Allan Lino "llavartan"	
VVhito Star Tlno "Hritannlc".
White .Star Line "Teutonic".
from Montreal
  Sept. 7
 Auk, *i
 Sepl,. IS
 Aug 111
 Sept. 7
From New York
AdvortlHementfl inaortO'I under thtshqadat
tho tut �� uf one rent n word per in-erlion.   No
advert in'iuent taken for less than 26 cents.
win ray cash for o good Ofttabltshed ffrooory
bu**lnosfl in Kootenay or Boundary district.
Town of Nelson preferred! Stock to inventory.
abouU1200. Apply by letter to '���<; nnd w,"
Room No. 2, Miller Itloek, Vancouver, H.C.
WANTED By a competent lady Stenographer nnd ti put, position in office. Under
ntands book-keeping, experienced. Addrooa K.
Noble, Karoloops.
, and wagon.   Apply Miner offlOC
���y woi
AU Contractors figuring on   buildings ths
will    quire
Can now not flguros trom
R. H. WILLIAMS, Nklson, Agent tor
J.   W.  MELLOR,
Who carries tho largest stock of Plat* Glass
in tho Province.
....Auk. 90
       .....    Sopt.fi
Cunard Lino'tl.ucnnia" Aug, 'Hi
Cunard Line"Ktrurla" Sept. 2
Anchor Lire "Klhiopla" Sept. 2
Anchor Lino "City of Home." Sopt. U
Allan Hinle Lino "Numidlan" Sept. 21
Allan Suito Lino "StsUs of Nebraska" Sept.!)
From Boston
Dominion Lino "Now England" Am?
Dominion Lino "Canada" tiepl. (i
Passages arranged to and from all European
points. For nilos. ticked and full InfcrmatIon
apply inC.P. It, depot.agent or U K Boasloy,
Cily I'll- rsunget Agent, Nolson, <"���
I     General Agent. C 1". It. Offloea Winnipeg-
House Cleaning Time
We can (insist you in tlto annual
overhauling l>y Pointing, Paper.
Iliuii'i:,!-, Li.l niiiiniiig and Interior Decorating Estimate,
cheerfully given.
Josephine St. Opp. Clarke Hotel
Competent stenographer wanted at once. Ap<
ply box 135, Nelson.
GIUCj WANTED   At Ymir; general hou.se
work; apply Miner ollice.
LOST   Somewhere  bol ween
Victoria  and  Stanley ntrooU
the corner of
mid   tho boat
house,agoldi heart*ihaped brooch, nut. wilh
pu-irlH.   The finder on romrniiiK same   to tho
Miner office will be suitably rewarded.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and son   us,
B. O.
Fire,   Life,  Accident and  Sickness
Real Estate and Loans.
T oLet.���Several Houses of
Different Sizes.
For Sale.���RealEstate in all parts
of the City,
Hudson's Bay Stores.
West Baker St., Nelsou.
Telephone 13,
With F, L. Oslek,
Real Estate, Mines,
Stocks, Etc.
Vacant and Improved Property
for   sale.
Call if you   want   to  buy or sell.
Splendid   PAYING Investments   in
House Property���$7ooto$4500
One   Story Frame  Cottage,
stone foundation, good
cellar.    Also stable
Two   Lots,   corner Josephine
and Latimer Streets.
Price, $2,500.
Terms, $1,500 cash ;   balance
on mortgage.
Apply :
Nelson   Greenhouse.
D. HcCreath,  Prop.
Finest  Assortment  of   Flowers   Ever
Shown iu West Kootenay.
Orders tilled on short notice.    Inspection invited.
Greenhouse on Front Street, one block
east of Government wharf.
Our Goods on Exhibition  aud For Sale
at   Vimsto' e's   Diuk   Store.
Leave orders there.
1400 will purchase 2 Choice Lots on Uobson
St.. iiour Stanley St., with shack thereon.
WW will purchase Choice Itesldonce Comer
���11 Mill St., 100 fi. frontage, UN ft. deep.
s.17.1 win purchase 2 Lois on Carbonado St.
BiOO will purchase three IoIh In Davis' Addition, including corner.
$300will purchase- two lots In Addition A.
5,000 shines Utica (pooled) l|c
10.100    "      Fairmont   "    <c
���   Blackcock Mining Company 20c
Mining: and Real   Estate   Broker
Tnrner-Boeckh Block. Nelson.
Every Man
likes to drees in Fashionable, and
Nice Fitting Garments if he ean
do so at a reasonable price. My
Fall and Winter Samples are now
complete in Suitings, Overcoatings
and Fancy Vesting*, Give me b
oall and 1 will quote you prices
that will astonish you.
Stevens &
Rooms ��� and u
Clements Hillyer Block NELSON DAILY MINER, TUESDAY. AUGUST ti, 1899.
Attendances are
oreasiug' "J W0tu#J s:
Order Prevail,
nd Good
There bas been much comment of
Into ou the state of the Nelhon Public
Schools It i�� stated that the rooms
We overcrowded, that the uupilfl-the
boys espeoially-are at times difficult
to handle, that attendances are  Irreg-
j.,,. eta A visitor for the. first timo
to the school dnring the hours of work
would be inclined to thiuk that the cit-
;,,,���., arc perhaps a little too fastidious
in their tastes. Possibly the old rooms
Bre somewhat defective in the matter
of ventilation but this is always a difficult mutter in school rooms But the
new rooms are fine airy rooms and are
well appointed. Two now r< oms up-
stairs are now almost completed and
will be ready for nse before the, end of
nest week. This will give seven rooms.
Mr. .1. H. Soady estimates that thore
should be not more than 40 pupils in
each room. Yesterday there were 2(14
pupils and on the opening day 317.
Ijiist week the highest number present
did not exceed 868. But Mr. soudy
states that there are as many a 8110 pupils "in prospcetu. " If therefore there
is to be a full attendance of all pupils
there is clearly need for yet another,
if not two more rooms.
As far as discipline goes it seemed to
The Miner's representative (who waited about half an hour in the lobby for
Mr. Soady yesterday) to be about as
perfect as can he expected iu a congregation of youthful aud exuberant spirits Mr. Soady seems to have acquired an excellent system for the duly ordering of hist'little charges To maintain order with firmness nnd yet withal
with kindness is difficult feat to achieve
in a large public school bnt Mr. Soady
and his fellow teachers appear to have
been entirely successful in accomplish-
in).' this There nre in all six teachers
now at the school and as soon as the
new rooms are opened thore will be yet
imothcr. Mr. Soady takes the 5th
reader or entrance class und part of
the 4th reader Mr. Clark the re-
mainder of the 4th and the '3rd reader,
Miss U'Ki'illy the 2nd render, Miss
Wickhani the 1st reader uud part of
the 1st primer, while Mrs. Pearcy and
Miss Scunlan share the remainder of
the 1st primoi',
Daring last year tho average increase
of pupils wns ono por diem. This year
42 new pupils, have been added.
Mr. Soady states that of late the af-
tondauce of pupils has been much more
regular and punctual, and as far as the
behaviour of the scholars ia concerned
ho is thoroughly sitislied with them.
The system pursued in the Nelson
school is similar to thnt of other
schools in thn Province viz, a six year
course Beginning with tho three Rs
lhe children advance through courses
of spelling, geography nnd history until tbey come to the 5th reader where
hygiene, book-keeping und composition uru added.
With regard to tho proposed High
School, Mr. Soady pointed out tn The
Miner's representative that it would
lie necessary tj have at least 20 pupils,
who bad passed tbe entrance examination for tiro same, first of all. Then
the Provincial Government would
grant $2000 annually for a High
School. No pupil could attend such
school until he or sho hnd passed the
entrance examination, During the
past year six pupils have passid from
the Nelson school though there are
doubtless children in the town who
hive been educated elsewhere and
who could pass the nooessary test were
they oallsd upon to do so It behoves
therefore those parents who display so
gront tin anxiety for the instituting of
a High fc'ohoof to see tbat their ohil-
'Ircn attend the publio school regularly
and duly qualify themselves for tho
entrance exxamination.
office-will move into it. No long lease
will he taken as there is ahvavs a
chance of the (lovern>ncnt goini on
with its huildinir. So if there is an
opportunity to get a long lease on anv
pre nises use 1 by the fo.it Office, Mr.
Gilker will have to again pack up his
bags and move. The Government
should either build its block at once or
furnish the public with the itinerv of
the post offioe. It migh.t'save considerable espouse i? the post office were
put on wheels now.
They Take Nelson's   Fund as a Stand,
urd to   Go By.
Rossland is in the thick of its Labor
Day celebration excitement. The soliciting committee is ont after money.
In referring to tho celebration the
Rossland Miner made the peculiar
statement that all thnt is necessary is
to raise more money than Nelson did
for the Dominion Day festival Thero
was nothing said as to how much was
necessary to carry out the Rossland programme; simply that they must spend
more, money than Nelson did somehow
or other. In view of this Nelson people can be excused for keeping their
eyes on tbe Rossland subscription list
nnd Nelson papers can be pardoned for
referring to it Ou Saturday night
the Rossland list was $1,(100 which
represented a week's collecting. In
ono day Nelson collected $1,150 and in
a week $2,SO" and in two weeks, $3,-
504. The Rossland Miner savB $4,000
oan no doubt be raised there if the City
Council gives a good grant. The City
Council of Nolson contributed nothing
towards tho $4,504. There is no use
talking. Rossland; you will have to
got n big move ou to keep up with tho
Queen City of the Kootenays. Nelson will be over to help yon celebrate
and hopes that you will have$10,000to
spend for it is always bettor fnu to
help another fellow spend his money
than to spend your own.
Private to the Ro3sland Minor���If
you are really anxious to see your celebration fond go up by leaps and
bounds publish the above.
And   the Vancouver  People   Seem
Like tho  Nolson  Lacrosse Boy8.
Vancouver World : That Nelson la-
rosse people aro most favorably impressed with Vancouver, its surrounding and its sportsmanlike spirit is amply demonstrated by the faot that when
onoo over from Nanaimo they were
well pleased to settle down here for the
balance of their trip. Many of them,
in fact all but two or three, are making their first visit to the coast and
are enjoying it immensely, Their
chilly reception at'tho city down by
the sen, coupled with tho open hostility of tho multitude, at Nanaimo,
doubtless make Vancouver's common
place hospitality all the more warming.
Here, however, they appear to have
been made to feel at homo, and it may
be too that they have-found the bathing at English Bay is better than anything in the Kooteuuys. Many of them
besides, are finding old friends here,
and thoir new ones will gladly see
their visit by a day or two extra stay-
over. The pleasing relationship so
well advanced between the coaHt and
mountain teams of the Mainland will
be knit by au additional bond across
the board at Hotel Guichon iu New
Westminster tonight, when the Royal
City dines the visiting toam. The
pleasure will be further sought by tomorrow's reunion on the Rothesay,
when it is proposed to take them
around to the Fraser mouth to see the
salmon fishing fleet cast off at t! o'clock
in the evening.
Buy block. Tho brinks stood away out
ou the road but tbe public cheerfully
mauv tbe detour to pass thorn. Last
night, however, a rc-raarkablv stupid
teamster left a wagon on the outside of
this, pile of bricks and over the path,
making it necessary for a passerby to
get ont into the mudiest part of Baker
street. There was no reason In the
World why the wagon could not have
been placed on Stanley street where it
wonld not have been in the way.
To the ordinary individual it would
appear that the contractors for the
Burns block are taking up far more
room than there is" any necessity for.
At least there quarters of the street
is taken up with piles of lime and un r-
tar. The men take it away from the
inside, thereby leaving the space occupied by it as it is at present. One
would think that it, would be just as
well to start on the outside so the
roadway would be widened as the
building progressed. The contractors
are presuming altogether too much on
the good nature of the citizens aud the
first thing they know someone will
be enforcing the law to make them use
only one third of the street. If they
keep on getting worse as they are at
present Baker street will be closed up
entirely by the time Mr. Madden commences building his block at the corner nf Ward and Baker street. But
perhaps a word to the wise is sufficient.
Col. E. G. Prior,M.P.,Victoria, was
among the arrivals at the Phuir yesterday. A. W. Jones of Victoria, accompanied him.
All those interested in rifle shooting
are requested to meet in tbo old Mi her
office tonight when the Nelson Rifle
Association will be organized and officers eleoted.
Mr. P. Wilson is anxious to find
some benevoleut citizen who will make
an affidavit to the etfeot that he is
worth $500 aud will go bail for Mr.
Maslonka to that amount.
M. A. \V. McCune, one of those fortunate individuals wbo got mixed up
with the Payne mine ill its early days,
is at the Phair wilh Mi-H MeOune, his
daughter, and Messrs. Raymond and
E. W. MeOuue, his sons. Thoy leave
for their home at Salt Lake City today
after having visited tbe Slocan country.
Mr. E. G. Rykert' of Montreal, registered at the Phair last evening. He
is member of tbe firm of McOnaig &
& Ity Iter t, whiob was instrumental in
floating the Payne mine on the Montreal market. Mr. Rvkert is acting for
several of Canada's loading capitalists
and is making a tour of tbo mining
districts ot tho Province in his olionts'
interests. He will visit tbe Payne
and North Star.
Until   their   uow   quarters   in   the
Burns block arc ready, Wallaoe & Mil
ler   will   occupy   two stores   as   their
stook is much too largo  for their pres
eut store.    The   premises   recently no
oupied hy Simpsou and Donnelly, gro
oers, is now being tilled with   Wallace
&   Miller's sioik   of  trunks,   valises,
olotbing, boots and shoes  and blanket.
The   Greenwood   branch   of this company will be opened by the 1st of  September.
Tho laoosse team should have a handsome sum on hand when the team returns from the Coast. The tour fund
was nbout $800 wheu the players left;
one gate at Vancouver netted $288 for
the Nelson team and the other gates
wero probably about as good. In view
of the fact that there was a general
canvas for funds there will no doubt be
a Statement of receipts und expenditures made public ns soou as the accounts aro put into shape The team
returns tonight.
people that run after every fly-by-night
bargain sale, where something is offered fy nothing, arc the kind oi' people that are never satisfied; and no wonder, for they nevetget anything
worth wearing.
The well satisfied people -ire those who buy
their FOOTWEAR of reliable dealt rs; knowing from past experiences that they get their
moneys' worth.
What we have done for others we
Can do for you.
L1LLIE BR05/sH^^cAber^LBlock-
Hereafter Enquire   For  Your  Mail at
the Opera House Block.
When you come dowu for your mail
this morning yon will find tho Post
Ollice doors closed and a notice on
them to go to the Opera Honso block
and enquire for your mail at the corner
store. Peat Master Gilker took a few
pointers from Maiu's oirous when it
was here. The way the touts were
nulled dowu, packed up and moved
away dnring the dark hours, ready for
business again next day, impressed
him, So the unsuspecting oitizen
went to bed last night serene in the
idea that nothing would happen to the
dingy old post office. But he wakes
op thia morning and finds that the
whole baud wagon has moved and is
set up for business again in another
pnrt of the Oity. The move waB done
expeditiously and with veiy little
warning so thero will be a procession
day  today   of  the  unenlightened
Knights and Ladies of  the  Quill Will
Arrive Next Saturday Evening.
The Canadian Press Association,
eighty strong, will arrive in Nelson
from Rossland at 7 :80 p. m. next Saturday" evening. Mayor Neelands received a telegram to that effect yester-
day. This will greatly simplify the
pleasure of entertaining tbem as it
gives only Saturday night for the citi-
zenB of Nelson to show any public attention to the visitors. Being newspaper men the -easterners will wish
to attend church three or fonr times
on Sunday and will otherwise Bpend
a quiet day so the work of the Nelsou
reception committee will cease on Saturday night. The pressmen continue
east over the Crow's Nest Pass line,
leaving Nelson at 10:80 p. m. Sun lay
The co.nmittee of citizens which
is arranging for tho reception of the
Association met yesterday afternoon
and decided to tender the visitors a
dinner, probably ill th* Opera House,
on the evening of their arrival. There
will be music and speeches and that
will be all. Ou Sunday the visitors
will be left to their own resources except where they Trill receive personal
hospitality from the citizens.    As each
of the Association members is from [ perteCI in lit and TOCUS.
"the old town down East" of some
citizen the personal hospitality will
likely be extended on a large scale.
The 'committee meets again tomorrow
afternoon to conclude arrangements.
portion of the oommunity who will
read the notioo, exolaim, "Oh I" and
then walk around the comer to the
Opera House. These will be only tho
unenlightened. The rest read The
Miner and will know of the ohange.
lost Muster Gilker hnd to move out
for there was imminent danger of tho
foundation of the new Bums blook
coming uo through his floor. The
Post office building extends ten feet onto the burns property. This portion
'as been excavated; and th o foundation which is now being laid, is rao-
���r'ly approaohing the bottom of tbe
Post office. The ten feet of building
will h1We to De tom a0WI1
Thus the old post office is pushed
aside by the march of progress. It will
hl' sent hither and   thither until  the
Meteorological   Iteiiort,
(Observations taken dv H. Harris.)
Aug lt Moaday
Aug 15  Tuesday
Aug 18 Wed'day
Aug 17 Thursdaj
Aug 18 Friday
Aug 10 Saturday
Aug 20 Sunday
63 0
LOW-   KAIN       IUH-
18 5
10 5
Powers that be supplement  the |15,000
Kraut with a sufficient amount to erect
They are Getting it Into Their HeadB
That They Own Baker street.
Of oourse when a blook is being
built the oontraotorB need to. make use
of Borne of the stteet to aocommodnto
tho buildiiiR material. The law allows
the contractors one third of the street
und the contractors invariably take a
half or more. Citizens do not objoot
very Btreunously to thia���they are
glad to see tbo blocks go up and will
not split hairs with thoso who are
building thorn. But there is such a
tiling   as   going   a trifle too far.    By
means of tho heavy trafflo a  very
, Public   buildingr As-soon  as^he ' P*b w.b worn around a pile of  bricks
Houston   block is completed   the post tbat are   to  bo used in   the  Hudson a
Eye Comfort
f~\ $     obtainable
the aid of
Our spectacles and lenses
are guaranteed
Patenaude Bros.,
Nelson, B. C.
Disston's Saws.
We Will Never
Our Fresh Roasted Coffee of Beat
Quality, as follows:
Java ami Arabian Moona, por pound $  10
Java and Mocha Blond, 3 poundH  1 00
Fine Santos, i pounds  1 "0
Siinimi llliniil. 5 pounds  I 00
Our Hpoolnl niond, (1 pounds  I 01)
Our Rio linn i. 0 pounds 1 00
Salesrooms ;
2 door3 east of oddfellow8
blook, w. baker 8t.
Nelson,     -     o. c.
Confine ourselves to one Brand or Blend of Tea simply, because
we know from actual experience that there is hardly two persons who like the same Braud or Bleud of Tee.
While no carry iu Japans���Young Hyson, Spider Leg and
Gunpowder In Blacks���Indisn-Pekoe, Souchong, Congou and
Assam. Iu China���Moning, KuiBOw, Pauyongs, Congou, Dur-
jeiling also Oolongs, Blue Ribbon, Monsoon, Imperial; Ping
Buey, etc., nud while we kuow these Teas are of the finest
Pickings nnd Choicest variety yet we don't force ymi to buy a
pound of any particular kind jii9t because your grandmother
used to me it. Wo simply find out what kiud of Tea you bave
been accnslomed to drinking, then we use onr good judgment
and reoommend the Tea we kuow will give satisfaction. See
our window.
ABERDEEN  BLOCK, -        -        - NELSON.   B. C.
Garden   Tools,   Lawn   Mowers,   Garden
Hose, Lawn Sprinklers, Ice Cream
Freezers, Bird Cages, Screen
Doors and  Windows.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
a^g- ���������������������+-ggv9
Branch Markets in Rowland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon. Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Alt*, ^rZ Jo Ah*A fi/4+r ^cZt
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
E.   C.   TRAVES,   Manager.
Fresh   and   Salt  Meats.
Mail Orders receive  prompt
and careful attention.
Markets  at  Nelson  and   Ymir.
Are showing a good line of
And Basketware of all
Thomson Stationery Co.
Ltd., NELSON. B. C.
General Teamsters.
Agents Imperial Oil Co
Dealers in Wood and Lime.
First-Class Board aud
Room, Todd's old stand, in
rear of English Church. Table
Board, $400. Room and
Board, $5.00 and $5.50.
Nelson Cleaningand Dyeing
S. D. PIERRE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleaned
dyed, altered and repaired.
Kear of Clarke llotel. Nl'.LnO
Delivered to a:, any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards, NELSON and LARDO.
���  i>AC4F!C Ky.
New  Fast  Daily   Service.
EAST   and   WEST.
Optional Routes East from
First-Class Sleepers on all trains from
TOURIST OARS pass Revelstoke
duily Ior St. Paul, Thursdays for Montreal and Uost,on, Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.
To TORONTO, 85 hour* j MONTREAL, 8!) hrs.; NEW YORK, 101 brs.;
80 hrs.; VICTORIA, 86 hrs.
To and from Robson, Rossland,
7.00k 1 :.       NELSON      Arr. 10.60k
15.45k Lv.       NELSON     Arr. 19.26k.
Morning train daily for north and
main lino via Robson, and except Sunday for Sandon, Slocan points and
main line via Slocan City.
Ex. Sun. Str. Kokanee.     Ex. Bun
10.00k Lv.       NELSON       Arr. 11.00k
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, to Argenta and return, leaving Kaslo at20.00k.
Daily.   Strs, Moyie and Nelson.   Daily.
22.:��Jk Lv.       NELSON       Arr. 2.80k.
Connects  Kootenay    Landing  with
Crow's Nest Line trains.
4 hrs-NELSON to ROSSLAND-hra 4
For nilch anil full information address nea
est local iiKont, or
C. K. UKASI.KV, CH? Passenger Agent.
R. W. IHUCW. Agoni, Nel��
Trav. Pane. Agent,       A. O. P. Afcbt,
Nclxon VaMotrrer
:        :,��, NELSON DAILY MINER, TUESDAY, AUGUST aa,  1899.
Review of Recent Political
Tli�� Hall Mines, Last Chance, Ymir au
Athabasca arc Moutioue(]---31ocnn
Ore shipments.
ing $3,   though   machine  men
haiiill* machine drills) iii-i 18.60,
Thn offices of ihe Dominion Mining
Development nud Agency Company
have been moved from kelson to Vancouver.
The Atbabasoq manage* to keep its
mill going, though it could propbably
do with a few more miners.
���-.      *       w
There were S61 sacks o! oopper matte
exported by the Hull Mines Limited
to the United Stales on Hatnrday.
The toti'.l value of the same wns $5911
made op "fl follows. : Silver {8787 ; copper, |3,U76; gold, $104.
\ Famous English Tobaccos
It will be remembered that Colonel
Marks, a brut ber of the Proprietor of
the Financial News (of Londou, Eur. )
visited Nelson a few weeks ago. Tbe
following article from the Financial
News of August 4th bus possibly some
connection with Col Marks' visit. It
is interesing as showing au English
financiers view of the late political
situation iu this Proviuce.
"Just at present interests are centered ou Victoria, where a verv important scene in the comedy of Provincial politics is being played. The
central figure is, of course, tbe Hon.
Joseph Martin. As financial credit and
tbe mining industry of tbis Province
are both largely affected by tbe proceedings of this gentleman, an account
of his doings may be interesting.
"It will be remembered thnt Mr.
Martin came to British Columbia on
the eve of a general election,and threw
his energy and ability in to tbe scale
of the Opposition. The result was a
tie. The Lieutenant-Governor, however, instead of leaving the two parties to fight it out, summarily dismissed the old Ministry (with whom, by
the way, be was not politically iu accord i and called on Mr. Semliu, the
leader of the Opposition, to form a
Ministry. Ha was obliged to t ike iu
Mr. Martin, and it soon became evident that Mr. Martin was the Government. Iu the ensuing session tbe first
surprise wns tbe Alien Bill, forbidding
other than British subjects to locate
--Biacar_claims, Then the eight hours'
thunderbolt fell on the mining oom.
mnnity from an absolutely clear sky.
Tho Alien Bill met wiih slight approval in any quarter and the Eight
Hours' Bill antagonised every oue in
the mining districts, except working
miners, most of whom are Americans
nud have no vote. Even tbe miners
themselves had made no agitation for a
reduction of the hour of labor, nnd the
passage of tho aim odug clanse was as
much a surprise to tbem as to everyone
else. Meanwhile rumors of dissensions
in tbe Cabiuet became rife, and this
culminated in a dispute as to the ownership of an island in Vancouver harbor. It is unnecessary to go into this
story, but suttico it to sny that tho
Hon. Joe Martin was at once Attorney General for the Province and counsel for the man who claimed the land.
Finally Mr. Martiu capped his record
by his behaviour at a banquet in Rossland. given in honor of Mr. Mackintosh's retirement from the British
America Oorporatoin. Here Mr. Martin
poured out the vials of his wrath on
Rossland generally. Ou his return
to Victoria, tbe Premier asked him to
resign. Mr. Martin desired that the request be put iu writing. This was
done. Mr. Martin replied in a
lengthy epistle criticising the Premier
and bis colleagues in unmeasured
terms, and tlatiy refusing to resign.
Tbe Lieutenant-Governor is at Atliu
in the Fai North, and nothing can be
done uutil his return. Meanwhile Mr.
Martin has left for California mysteriously. Some say he has gone to hunt
up tho record of the Minister of Finance in Colorado.
The Lost Chance, the property of tbe
Nelsou Copper Fields, Limited, is at
present full of water, but the mine is
to be drained at once and a full force
of men to be put on, The Messrs.
Wilson, of this company, have bonded
a claim, oalled the Monitor, near
Three Forks, iu the Hlocau, and you
will probably see a company floated
shortly in London to take it over.
Possibly tbe Mouitor deserves a bPtter
title (ban tbat of a mere claim as it
has had a lot of work done on it aud
bus shipped a good deal of ore. Lik>
all its neighbors it produces silver load
and it is sufficiently near tho Payne
tho Queen Bess the Idaho and the other
great Slocan producers to ho an interesting property. No details of the bargain have transpired.
The Hall Mines smelter is at work
again with aj large stock of ore ou
hand. There is enough in tho bins
and iu the ground lately opened up to
keep the big furnace running for
three months. The company is opening np the service croppings on the
Kootenay Bonanza���a claim adjoining
the Silver King. This being open
work iu the nature of a quarry they
are able to employ men for ten hours
at the old rate of wages. The rush
for jobs ou this particular work is a
strange contradiction to tho assorted
eagerness of the men to have their day
restricted to eight hours.
Tho shipments of silvor-lead ore from
the Slocan from January 1 to July 4
last amounted to 16,818 tons Thirty-
fonr mines contributed to this total;
those shipping over 1,000 tons each being the Payne (5,271 tons), Last
Chance (!J,846 tons), Queen Boss,
(1.1H0 tonsi, and Whitewater (1,110
The Ymir has not quite got its full
complement of men, tut there are
euongh at work to keep the mill going. Mr. Popkiss (thn managing director of tbe London and British Columbia Goldfields, (tbe parent of tho
Ymir) is at present iu Kootenay inspecting the company's properties
The Eight Hours' Bill bus not affected mining much in Nelson or Ross
land. In tbe mines round Nelson men
as a rule are submitting to the reduced wages-$:!���for the reduced day.
At RoBBland ordinary miuers   are tak-1
The weather seriously interfere? with
tho making of big baskets. There
was a lirge parly at Balfour for tbe
week end but the catch barely averaged one fljh apiece. On Friday, however, Mrs. Procter landed niue
alone nni unaided but of course
were taken trolling.
Even tho prolific wattr at Ward's
Crossing has belied its reputation during the past week The biggest basket
recorded there was 111 ou Saturday.
Mr. t'enwick and. others who fish industriously for the market thero bave
barely been making a living out of
their catches. It is a pity that the sale
of lish is not probibi'eii or restricted
by license as it sadly interferes with
Several big takes of little fish, averaging from three to tour inches in
leugth, have been reported from various creeks up tbe hike. No skill is
iequired to Uke these pigruy trout as
they rise fearlessly at anything. However they are excellent eating and in
point of numbers help to swell the
angling pride of the pot hunter.
A large apple green ephemera is now
ou the water. Tbe fish are full of tbis
fly and its larvae. The fly closely resembles the English May fly only it is
greener in color aud bas only two
strands for tail ins;ead oi three. Wo
|succeeded in,bagging Hi fish in two
hours in the rough waler below Kootenay Bridge on Sunday with an imitation of this fly. One rod had
21 weighing lo pounds,another sis.and
member three assisted iu landing the
The children of the sunny south (iu
the vulgar t.mgue "dagos") rather interior with legitimate sport thero but
on a wet day they are less offensive.
We bnd piously resolved to journey
by tbe 7 a. m. train but we fell from
grace aud breakfasted in b:-d at 11 a.
m. The bridge was reached by 1! ;80
p.m., and the fish ceased to rise at 6 p.
rn. What possibilities foi a record
day? The weather was decidedly
moist but comfort for tbe inteiior man
was sought in tbe ranch hard by where
eggs find bacon nnd b3er were disou'sed
while the Salvation Army band played lustily un at the Granite miuo the
appropriate tune of "Now we're Happy
all tho Day!" -.W F. B. '
I< CAPSTAN (Navy Cut)
;���< and
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated i860-
Capital Authorized   -   -
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000,
Head Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
Ueneial Banking Business   ransacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bought
and Sold, Litters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the in'-t favorable terms.    Interest allowed on special
deposit, 'nd on Saving Bank accounts.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir,
j Bargain Columns, j
91�� B
X  Some Unusually Good Bargains Offered  By  Our  En-
X terprising Merchants.   Changes Daily. I
++!���������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������+���*���������$�����.
For sale at cost.
Martin O'Reilly fe Co,
From a Steamboat to a Baby's Rattle
Everything has a value at my store
Between Ward and J wepbineStreets
gTgggj at Humphreys & Pittock's.
Bring Tour Job Work lo
lhe Miner Oince   ....
Corner Baker and  Ward Strmts.
Cucumbers at Humphreys & Pittock's.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
"We cordially appreciate the effort*
of the Nelson Miner towards giving
B. O. and its own particular district
greater prominence. Our distant contemporary has produced an illustrated
supplement respecting which we might
repeat the usual platitudes did v.e not
feel incapable of giring the reader a
true idea of the interests covered' or of
the wide range taken by the promoters' Of course such an effort creditable as it is to all concerned,ia nesces-
sarily somewhat personal in respeet to
illustrations, but as remarked "in
dealing with the history of �� Uity like
Nelsou, which has grown without
boom in twelve years from a few
claims in a wilderness of forest, and
rooks to rhe busiest and most progressive city in the Kootenays. it is turd
to point out the ocenrreuoes which
have been.as it were, rhe inilsntones of
progress, there being such a multiplicity of events whioh were and ore but
details of larger movements. "���British
Columbia Review, London, Bug.
LAMBERT & BUTLER   London, Eng,
To be had at all Tobacco Stores in Town.
Turner Beeton & Co.
If You're Not Using
Manufacturer of
Custom   Work  a Specialty
Repairing Neatly Done.
Nelson Employment Agency
( arpontors. Machine men. laborers, men for
railroad, waitress, waiter, Dishwasher, girl for
J. H. LOVE, Ae't      Baker St
Telephone Call, No. io.
Post Office Box, K and W.
We are showing a
First-Class Line ot"
Gooklno Stoves & Ranges
Big Schooner
Beer or
Which we are offering at
The Best Glass   of. Beer  in
Nelson is at the
Cor. Silica & Stanley Sts.
E. J. Curran. Prop.
Shelf & Heavv Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
25 Per Cent Off
J. A. Gilker.
Fresh Fruits
East End Grocery.
Cantelopes at Humphreys & Pittock's.
The Doctor Oitlers It.   What ?
Eiesterer's Lager Beer
Just the Thing in Hot Weather.
A Freah Shipment ot
Jams, Jellies, Biscuits
Morrison & Caldwell.
Have you ever slept on a
It not vou have wasted half your lite.    We sell them.
Ice Cream Soda at Humphreys & Pittock's.
���$3.50- - -
Nelson Cafe.
Merchants' Lunch, 12 to 2, 25 cts
oi'kv all mi.iit.
Pears at Humphreys & Pittock's.
No,  93.
...L. POGUE...
Hamulus In
i:\ritiss 11 wt\t>s
Fresh and Cool. Tbe Best Goods in
the Market on Draft or in Bottle.
Bring your cans for Draft Beer. Also
Wines, Liquors and Cigars and our
prices are never disputed,
Frank A.Tamblyn,  Mgr.,
Baker Street, Nelson
Principals���Miss Dawson and
Miss Green.
A Boardinft and Day School, Corner of Cad
boro Hoad and Stanley Avenue.
Term Oommeccing September 1st.
pectus on application to
MISS GSEEN, at! The Maples, Fairfield
koad, Viotoria, B. 0
Tenders   Wanted.
Bank of
British  Columbia,
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C, and Dawson City, Yukon
Duncan   Mines,    Limited,
Nelson. B. 0.
The I inni'ii ii Mines Limited aro open to re
ceivo tenders for the construction of a flume
from Sandy uud Baffle Greeks to the Penstock
Hi the head uf the pipe tine of the Granite mill.
Also tho construction of the Penstock with
Hood gates and overflows.
Pl-nirj andispecifications of above can be inspected at the offices of tho Company in Nelson
and tenders will bo received from Auk. 21st to
'1 he above Company are also open to receive
tenders for the construction of a w air on road
from the Granite Mill to the Uoyal Canadian
Mine a distancoof i.oarly two mile-*. Parties
wishing <o tender for thu job can inspect tbe
route and obain particulars of the work any
day from Augiul 21st lo 24th tf
Windermere Mines.  CorrespondenceSol'oltod
Spokane   Falls &
Northern RW.
Nelson & Fort
Sheppard R>.
Red Mountain R'v.
Tlio only all rail route wbhouu
change of cars between Nelson ana
Rossland and Spokane and Rossland.
Lv. 0.10 n.m. NELSON. Ar. 5.50 p.m.
Lv. 1125 a.m. ROSSLAND Ar.3.30 p.m.
Lv. 850 a.m. SPOKANE. Ar.0.00 p.m
TriiiD that leaves Nelson at 9:10 a.m
makes olose connections ot Spokane foi
all Pacific Coast Points.
Passengers tor Kettle River and Boundary Greek, oonneot at Marcus with8t��K>'
H. A. JAOKSON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane  Was"
Agent,Nelson, B. O,


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