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Array Daily Edition No. 929
Nelson,   British Columbia, Tuesday Evening, January 8,   1901.
Eleventh  Year
SMELTER SITUATION
Some Light on a subject that Is Causing
Mine Owners Some Anxiety-Scarcity
of Dry Ore Accountable for the
Position of Affairs.
8ilver-lead mining in British Columbia Is at present very much effected by the condition ot the smelters.
What appears to be a crisis has been
reached in the lead ore market. The
North Star mine in East Kootenay has
discontinued shipping for luck of market. At the l'ayne about 20 men have
been laid off. Since the 1st the shipments have been 00 tons to Trail and
20 tons to Everett. Tho balance of
the ore mined is being stored in the
mine. The Whitewater only shipped
44H tons for the week ending January 3rd, and on Thursday the night
shift/ both the mine and mill were
laid off, throwing tjhlrty men out of
employment. Twenty-five men wore
laid off nt the Last Chance. The layoff is the result of the smelter dlffi-
oulty. These nre but a few of the
reports that are coming in. Papers
all over the districts effected are discussing the question and mining men
are giving it a great deal of thought.
Those most effected have but little
to say about the mutter, keeping their
thoughts to themselves, so it is difficult for a layman to become thoroughly acquainted with all the features of
Uio ease. However The Miner has
endeavored to sift the matter and the
following is what may be accepted as a
u fairly acourate summary of the conditions that now confront the silver-
lead   Industry.
Mining men claim that they have
all along been receiving too little
from the smelters for their ores. As
an Instance ot the over-charge they
cite the cent nnd a half a pound, $1.50
to tbe 100 pounds,which is charged by
the smelters in addition to freight and
tieatment charges. This is tbe import duty that the United States
charges on lead. The importers, however, have the bonding privilege, by
which they can ship a pound of lead
for every one received,without paying
tbe VI.50 duty. The miners, therefore,
contend that thu charge is .unfair.
The contentions thut thu smelters are
independent of one another a-id competing for business is met with the
statement that appearances are very
much the other wuy, iu support of
which the following instance might bo
olted. The Trail smelter last year
contracted for tho output of one mine,
retaining the privilege of diverting
the shipments as they plcused. The
contract was turned over to tho American Smelting and Refining Company.
This company directed tho shipments
with the result that some of thu ore
was sent to Trail, some to Nelson,
some to Everett, to Uriinil lulls, Omaha and other smelters. This did not
look as if the smeltors wcro entirely
Independent of one another and some
miners contended that all the smeltors
formed a big trust to charge whut
they pleased. That Is how thu producers regard it. Of course these conditions do not effect marketing of
the ore but whilo tho whole business
is disorganized the miners bring forward their grievances.
The smelter side of the story Is very
much more complicated and great dllll-
oulty was enoountered in endeavoring to get at the facts. To start with
the American smelters have not, as is
generally thought, ceased buying
British Columbia ores. This misunderstanding has arisen from the fnot
that the American Smelting and Refining Company is not buying any of
our ores. The word "Ainerioan" in
the company's name lias led to the
belief that all American smellers huvo
ceased buying. The Everett and San
Francisco smelters nre still in tho
field for ores, ns, of course, arc also
the Trail and Nelson smelters. The
Boundary smellers are busy looking
after their own ores so need not Le
considered, Before tho Btrlke In the
Slocan the output of silver-lead oro
was 80,000 tons annually. After the
Strike, which   means during the  last
eight months of 1000, 100,000 tons
was the output, roughlj*, two and a
half times as much. This rapid increase was largely due to the output
of the St. Eugene, Sullivan and North
Star mines in East Kootenay, a district that had hitherto contributed
nothing to the general output. The
smelters took this with tbe result that
they became stocked up. However,
they continued to buy. When this
year opened the American Smelting
and ReSning Company made no efforts
to renew any of its old contracts or
make others. They had taken a very
large amount of last year's output
and their sudden exit from the field
left the Nelson, Trail, Everett and San
Francisco smelters facing a supply
that they never anticipated would be
at their command. But first,it might
be pointed out that the Company
wh'oli is commonly called the trust,
bought so heavily last year that it
fimls itself stocked up to such an extent that it wants no more at present
and therefore is making no effort to
buy any. At least this is how it looks
and it is altogether probable that
when the extra stock is smelted it will
again enter the British Columbia
market und purchase ore. It Is not altogether thnt there is too much wet
oro, in itself, on hand but it Is the
difficulty in obtaining sufficient dry
ore with which to smelt It that has
brought about the present condition.
The four smelters mentioned have the
snmc difficulty to face and if sufficient
dry ore could be secured without any
trouble the whole output could be
handled. But dry ore is hard to get.
This year's output will probably be
about 135,000 tons so where a year ago
the monthly output was about 3,000
tons it is now about 10,000. To find
themselves suddenly confronted with
such an output, and the trust no longer buying ores, the four smelters mentioned above naturally nre embarrassed. As far as The Miner can ascertain
the smelters will be able to handle
this output but a little time will have
to be givon them to become accustomed to the altered conditions and to secure enough dry ore to smelt more wet
ore than they ever did before. This
being the case all thut is necessary is
time, when the present complicated
situation will solve Itself. And, as
pointed out above, it is probable that
time will again make tho trnst a large
customer for the ores.
In looking into the smelter situation
Thu Miner became acquainted with
some of tho figures. Silver-lead ore is
purchased in this country on the basis of thu London price. As for as the
figures which follow ure concerned
the Nelson and Trail smelters nie on
tho same standing as those nt Everett
and San Francisco as all the lead
smelted here has to be refined across
tho line and consequently smelting
ore here does remove it from the 81.50
duty. A bone of contention between
miners and smelters is tho reduotion
that is niaile In meet the cost of refining and the extra freight rate which
will bring it to the London price.
Last year 70 cents per hundred pounds
was deducted to meet these expenses
und now the smelters announce that
hereafter 81.00 will be deducted.
This is whut has given rise to the
statement that the rates are to be
raised. In defence of their action in
making this further deduction the
smelters give the very obvious excuse,
from their standpoint, that the former
deduction was too small. The American prion is 84.00 per hundred
pounds. From this deduct the 81.50
duty nnd, on the basis of the American price, tho miners here would net
83,50. The London price Is approximately 83.75, Deducting the dollar
from this leaves a net price to the
miners of 82.75, or 25 cents the best of
it over the American price. Taking
the 50 cents increased reduction, the
total reduotion on a ton of 50 per
cent, lead would be 83,00 ��� ton. But
the smelters have reduced tbe freight
y. 1 treatment charges 81.00 this year
<$��, h  makes the net reduction  82.00
on.**v,   ��r cent, lead ore and   50  cents
This is what the min-
on 3ir^er cent.
ers object to as they clnim the charges
were already too high and to make
them still higher, they contend, is an
Injustice. In British Columbia the
smelters must buy ore at a figure
which, with duty added,will not total
more than $4.00 per hundred pounds,
at which figure they can purchase
ore in the United States without coming to this side of the line. As high
at 83.10 was paid here last year. When
tbe duty is added to this the total
price is 84.00 or 00 cents more than
the same oie can be purchased across
the line. The smelters contend that if
they paid any more than they do now
they would lose money, as they did
last year when the 70 cent reduction
was made instead of one dollar as at
present. A great deal of the bullion
exported from here and refined in
the states is sold there and consequently the duty must be paid. What
happens to the rest, upon which the
miner is charged 81.50, but which is
not paid by the smelter, which takes
advantage of the bonding privilege,
is not quite clear.
At present all the profits arising
from refining Canadian lead and manufacturing it Into pipes, shot, white
lead and the numerous other articles
in which it is an ingredient, goes to
the American workman. These articles are imported into Canada in the
manufactured state and another duty
has to be paid. The only solution of
the whole problem is legislation which
will protect the silver-lead Industry
and lead to the establishment of refineries and the manufacture of lead
products in Canada. When this is
done millions that now go to the
American workman will be saved to
Canada.
At present some silver-lend mine
owners are seriously thinking of es
tablishing smelters of their own, and
perhaps to follow It with a refinery.
MINING  NEWS
Properties listed and samples of ore
receive! at the Prospectors' Exohange
today are as follows: Gold ore from
the Crown Head, Riverside and Cracker Jack claims, on Kootenay Lake;
gold ore from the Ida Elmere claim on
4��-Creek, Nelson district; copper-gold
ore from the Mayflower and Sunrise
claims on 40-Creek, Nelson district;
copper-gold ore from the Jack Pot
group, Eagle Creek, Nelson district;
free milling gold ore from the Cholla
group, Lexington Mountain, Lardeau ; silver-lead ore from the Silver
Cup mine, Laideau; silver ore from
the Silver Star claim, Burns Creek,
Big Bend Country, Columbia River;
silver-lead ore from the Bad Shot
group, Lardeau; free gold ore from
Salmo; silver-lend ore from Sable
Creek, Lardeau; free gold ore from
Camp Falrview, Yale Division.
COMMISSIONS TO CANADIANS.
Montreal, Jan. 8.���The Star's London cable says: "The War Office announces that the following seven Canadians nominated by Lord Minto
have been appointed to second lieutenants in Imperial regiments: R.
Wood, Rovnl Warwickshire; F. B.
Leach, King's Regiment, Liverpool;
A. B. Atler, Norfolk Regiment; R.
Cockburn, Suffolk Regiment; J. II.
Dwyer, East Lancashire Regiment;
W. R. H. DnniiB, Manchester Regiment ; A. N. Brady, Prince of Wuics
Lancers.
TAMMANY HALL DENIES.
New York, Jan. 8.���The charges
that members of Tammany Hall and
New York officials hava been collecting "blood money" from gambling
houses and other disorderly houses of
the city was officially denied by the
Tammany committee of live. The
committee also repudiates tho charge
that the money collected from the
gamblers was divided with Richard
Croker and other members of the
Tammany organisation.
Mr. F. C. Potts was in town last,
week says The Fernle Free Press. He
brought with him a few sacks of coal
from the mine he is Interested In in
Southern Alberta. The coal looks
fine, and a sack of it was tested in the
Fernie Lumber Co.'s blacksmith shop
at the mill. Tho smith declared it to
be an AI smithing coal, equal to any
thing he ever used. Mr. Potts Is at
present In Montreal where it Is under
stood ho will make an effort to float a
company to work the property on an
extensive scale. The company is
known as the Southern Alberta Coal
J and Coke Co.
ALL MEMBERS
MUST ATTEND
Annual Meeting of Nelson
Board of Trade Tomorrow Night.
Reasons Why the Business
Men of This Gity Should
LendTheirPresence.
Tomorrow night the annual general
meeting of the Nelson Board of Trade
will be held in the boaid rooms over
the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
The principal business of the) meeting
will be the election of officers to serve
during 1901,-Mid consideration of the
annual report and the report of the
committee on mineral tax. It is
specially desired by tbe present officers
that the meeting bo as large and as
representative as possible. During
the year 1000 board meetings have been
slimly attended and the orangizntion
has not, therefore, been able to do as
much good as it otherwise could have
done.
This year is to be a big one for Nelson and the Board of Trade is to have
a hand in pushing things along. The
business men who expect tbe Board
of Trade to take up their grievances
should at least lend their presence at
board meetings. The Board of Trade
is the only body that is in a position
to deal successfully with general publio questions, and luy matters looking
to the welfare of the public before
parliaments, etc. Such things are
out of tbe province of the City Council and as there is no other public
body which could have the influence
with the public'authorities, which
this board���duly incorporated under
Dominion charter and composed of
repesentative men of all classes���has,
it would be a great mistake to allow it
to entirely lose its usefulness, which
must necessarily happen unless the
merchants of the City support it by
becoming members and aiding it with
their presence at all meetings. It is
not the number of names upon the
membership role, and the amount
paid in for dues, that makes a Board
of Trade an influential body. The
most influential board is the one whose
meetings are largely attended by the
business men of the community.
It is impossible for a Board of
Trade which can secure a quorum
only at about half its meetings to
take hold of and successfully deal
with the grievances of business men
who will not attend the meetings at
which these matters  are   considered,
Nelson Is blessed with many successful and energetic merchants.
Instead of complaining that the board
is run by this or that clique, they
should Jump In and take a hand
In running it themselves. The board
has been successful in the past
In removing grievances which business men have complained of, and this
in the faco of muny difficulties. With
good meetings and more Interest during 10(11 its influence will be much
greater. Let every member turn out
to the meeting tomorrow night, and
let every merchant whose name is not
on the list see that it is placed there
at once.
TO RAISE A CORPS.
Captain Rhodes Wants Permission to
Recruit in British Columbia.
Vancouver, Jan. 8.���Captuin F. M.
Rhodes, a cousin of the celebrated
Cecil Rhodes, is nt present a guest at
the Budmlnton, Capt. Rhodes was in
active service at the seige of Tien
Tsln and in other parts of China.
He stated this morning that it was
his wish to organize u corps of mounted police in British Columbia to assist Oeneral. Baden-Powell in South
Africa, and he has communicated his
wishes by cable to tho War Office,
and had followed his cable by letter,
On Capt, Rhodes being asked if he
anticipated a favorable reply, he said
he believed that the need of men at
the time his cablegram was received
would influenco tho reply. He was
very sorry, however, that the matter
had leaked out, as ho did not want to
be bothered by receiving a large num
ber of men at tho hotel, as he now
would certainly have to do, without
having any definite information to
give them,   The idea bad occurred to
him that as there were a great many
smart, Intelligent young men in the
Province anxious to see active service,
that if he could get permission to organize a corps of 500 mounted meu,
the task of securing the requistie
number who could sit on a horse and
handle a rifle would not be a hard
one.
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DISTRICT j
HAPPENINGS I
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The building  in   Moyie during the
year just closed amounted to $180,550
An epidemic of grip has visited Sandon during the past few days. It has
been entirely impartial in its attentions, and many who never had anything to brag about except bard limit
now have the grip.
Moyie Lake is now frozen over and
the ice is about four inches in thickness. There was excellent skating
but the recent heavy fall of snow has
somewhat spoiled it. Cutting and
storing of ice has not yet commenced.
Tbe Moyie Hockey Club has been reorganized. Andrew Johnston was
elected President; A. P. Macdonald,
Vice-President, and L. G. Cardinal,
Sec, P. J. Me Malum, manager. Tbe
club intends giving a grand ball on
tne 14th of February.
The St. Eugene concentrator has
been closed down the past week owing
to the water in the flume from Bark
Shanty Creek freezing. A new Huntingdon mill has been added to the
concentrator lately and other improvements made.
The Wallace-Miller block at Greenwood had a narrow escape from destruction by fire the past week. Fire
started from a gasoline, lamp, but was
extinguished before any headway was
gained. . Some damoge to stock woe
caused by water.
Fernie.from a clerical standpoint, is
fast becoming a model town. The police have issued orders that the inmates and keepers of bawdy houses
shall only be allowed on the streets
between tbe hours of (our and six on
Monday, Thursdays and Saturdays,
and the fruit stores, after Jan. 1st,
are going to voluntarily close on Sundays.
The installation of offiuers of the
Masonic lodge of Sandon, took place
on Thursday evening. The officers
elected were M. L. Grimmett, M. M. ;
n. H. Pitts, S. W. ; Thomas Brown,
J. W.; A. B. Docksteader, Sec.; A.
Crawford, Treas. ; Larry Doolan, Tyler ; Robt. McTaggart, S. D. ; Lowes,
J. D.; J. J. Street, S.S. ; Harry Nash,
J. S. ; F. C. D. of C. ; A. M. Sanfonr,
Chaplain,
It is understood that if favorable
action (as is expected) is taken at
the forthcoming annual meeting of
the Granny Consolidated Mining &
Smelting Co., at Montreal, the enlargement of the smelter to double
lis present capacity will be commenced about April 1. The plans have beeu
prepared and various machinery Arms
have been communicated with in regard to supplying the Increased plant.
.las, Johnstone, general agent fur
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., was In
Greenwood this week, ascertaining
the coke requirements of the two local smelters now approaching completion. From him it wns learned that
tne company has put In a now tipple
nt Fernle with a capaolty of about 2,-
000 tons or more of coal per day. It
has also obtained an Ottumwa box-cur
loader, which Is the latest and most
effective appliance for loading coal on
to box cars.
The announcement In another column that C. P. R. surveyors are actually surveying a route fiom the main
line of the big Canadian monopoly
down through the .Similkaincon country to connect with the Columbia &
Western at Midway, will bo welcome
news to the residents of that section,
says Tho Grand Forks Gnzctte. They
arc now at the same stage as was
the Boundary two years ago���waiting
for transportation. With the C. P.
R. surveying a line, und four or five
other companies applying for charters
to build through that country the 31-
milkameen stems assured of the building of at least ono line. Then its forward strido will be something enormous.
RUNNING A
BLIND POOL
Whitaker Wright System the
Cause of the Failure of
London & Globe.
TERRIBLE
HOLOCAUST
A Remarkable Man Carried
Away by His Many
Successes.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 2.���Tbe
failure of the London & Globe Finance
Corporation, which is the parent of
the British America Corporation,operating at Rossland, has caused keen
interest throughout the east. The
metropolitan papers devote much of
their space to it, and class the failure
as a most significant indication of
speculative methods prevailing on the
London money market.
The opinion is general that the failure was the inevitable outcome of ths
Whitaker Wright system. It is well
known that for some time be had
been running a blind pool, and that
the stockholders of the London &
Globe were given only the vaguest idea
of what was being done with their
money. In justice to Whitaker Wright,
however, it should be added that most
of the investors who entrusted their
funds to him were thoroughly willing
to have him handle them in any way
he saw fit. And as for those who were
opposed to the management of the
company, Wright was usually willing
to buy back their stock without protest. Indeed, the most remarkable
tiling about this remarkable man
was his ability to secure the absolute
trust of the shareholders in his companies. They confided in him implicitly, and were more than willing to
have him spend their money in any
way he might desire. The secrecy
that be was thus able to maintain was
one of the important factors in his
ability to deal in stocks.
While Wright floated companies
that operated largely in mines,he was
not a mining man, but a stock speculator, and with him the mining interests of his companies were but an incident tbat might have more or less
influence on the price of shares. Thus
the London & Globe company has
paid enormous dividends, but the profits thus disbursed came from operations in stocks and not from the legitimate returns from the mines operated
by it.
Wright's method was elaborately
simple. The baso of it was the parent concern���the London ifctilobc Finance Corporation. In theory, this wns
to bo a sort of investment concern.
The money received from the sale of
Its shares was to be invested in various stable securities, divided up so
that if any group of securities failed
the dividends from the others would
Insure returns to the stockholders In
the London & Globe. Thus If n man
were dosirous of Investing, say ��10,-
000, he could place it with Whitaker
Wright's huge company, with the understanding that It would bo Invested
In a number of different dividend paying stocks such as would guarantee
him a fixed income.
Hut the ambitious Mr. Wright was
not long in coining to the opinion that
the speculative field was the arena for
his talents. Ills first ventures with
Westrnllan mining stock were wonderfully successful, nnd the dividends
ho was able to pay tho London &,
Globe shareholders daz/.led financial
London.
A few successes of that sort soon
fixed him firmly In the English mind
ns a financial Napoleon, for there Is
no place on earth where It Is so easy as
In London to secure a following by a
few monetary coups. It was not
long before ho was able to command
any amount of money that ho asked
for from his shareholders.
Emboldened by his success', he
stinted 111 to float mining companies
on his own aceount. He would secure
properties, stock them to substantial
increases over the cost, and then float
them under tho auspices of tho London A Olobc. Tl at company always
held a big block of promoter's stock,
while the treasury shares offered to
the public were sufficient in value to
relmourse tho promoting corporation
for, tho cost of tho property. The
London A (llooe would then be on
"velvet" with the promoter's shares
that It held. With them Wright was
accustomed to play tho stock market
and, as ho could control the prioe of
any stock, his profits for a time were
: very large.
Twenty-Eight Lives Lost in a
Fire at Rochester, New
York.
Orphan Asylum Burned This
Morning With Appalling
Loss of Life.
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 8.���Not
since the great lantern works fire of
1888,in which many persons met their
deaths and many more were Injured,
has such an awful catastrophe visited Rochester as the fire at the Rochester Orphan Asylum, a three story
structure on the corner of Ilubbell
Park and Exchange Streets, early this
morning. Of the 105 to 105 inmates
between 20 and .10 lives have been
lost, and many more of the children
and women taken from the building
will die from the terrible burns and
injuries received. It was but a few
minutes after one o'clock this morning when the fire broke out. All tho
fire apparatus was rushed to the burning building but before tho first engine arrived the neighbors for blocks
around had arrived and were doing
their best to rescue the inmates.
Shortly after the fire was loeatod in
the boiler room, a terrific explosion
took plaoe near the west end of the
connecting wing, completely blowing out the lower part, thereby cutting off the escape of the children in
the east end of the building. It was
later ascertained the cause of the explosion was that the boiler had blown
up, from what cause is likely to remain a mystery^ When the firemen
arrived on the scene their attention
was flrst turned to the Inmates in tbe
hospital ward in the west wing,
which is the older section of the institution. It is stated by the matron,
Miss Dienhart, that there were 75
girls in the west wing. Besides these
there were two children and the two
nurses In the hospital department
which was also in thnt wing. It was
estimated at 8 o'clock that all the
inmates of the west wing had been
gotten out, either dead or alive. Many
children were taken away early and
the number saved and those dead and
injured could with great difficulty be
counted. At 12 the identified dead
had reached 20 children,one nurse and
ono cook.
TROUBLE IN   VENEZUELA.
Colombian Troops May Come in Conflict With Revolutionists.
Kingston, Ju., Jan. 8.���Letters received here from Panama say tne relations between Colombia and Venezuela
are much strained in consequence of
the latter's connivance witli and the
assistance bolng given to the revolutionists In tho former country. Tho
activity of the rebels it is added only
restrains Colombia from taking warlike measures against Venezuela and
even now Colombian troops are being
moved to tho border. The rebels are
still receiving large supplies of arms
anil ammunition throughout Venezuela.
THAT JIM HILL DEAL.
Toronto, Ont., Jan. 8.���Senator
Cox, Major I'ellnte, and other members of the Cro v's Nest Coal Co. directorate, have returned to the city
and all deny that the mines an* to bo
sold to J. J. Hill of the Oreat Northern Railway. They add, however,
that the company has entered iuto a
contract to Bupply tho Great Northern
with 800 tons of coal por day, and it
is probable that the railway will
shoitly be extended Into the coal
fields.
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TROUBLE IS ENDED.
Halifax, N. 8., Jan. 8.-All   differences   between   tho   coal miners  and
employees Is  settled   and   everything
was working quietly this morning.
AN A8T0R CONTRIBUTION.
London, Jan. 8.���In response to the
appeal of the Princess of Wales for
further contributions to the Fund for
the families of the men at the front,
Mr. W, W, Astor has contributed ��6,.
J wo. ij; If
Nelson Daily Miner, Tuesday  Evening, January 8, 1901
The Nelson Miner
Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday
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THE QUEBEC DREAM.
One would think that the subject
of the following paragraph, taken
from The Victoria Times, was at least
grave enough to deserve more sober
treatment than is given it:
"In its last issue of the century The
Nelson Miner was in a woeful mood.
The editor had been reflecting on
the events which have passed into history,and when be came to contemplate
the departed glories and triumphs of
the great Conservative party he absolutely refused to be comforted. To
add to the poignancy of his grief he
had seen somewhere a reference to the
comments of The New York Times on
the high birth rate in the Province of
Quebec and thu low rate in Ontario.
The current of thought thus set in
motion flowed on until as in a dream
the philosopher was carried to the end
of the twentieth century,and was confronted with a Canada almost solidly
Trench and un-British. We know
how utterly useleBS it is to attempt to
reason with a man in such a condi
tion, but might we be permitted to
ask what the mothers of the populous
and wealthy l'roviuco of British Columbia of the future will be about
while this invusion is going on. "
The question is not, of our raising
The hope of not only outnumbering
Ontario but all the English-speaking
Provinces combined, and thus controlling the destinies of the Dominion,
is and has been for years the fond
dream of tho leaders in Quebec. It
came up a few days ago, in connection
with the Ontario birth rate, in which
some of the Quebec newspapers saw
the certain realisation of their hope.
They already count more than their
own compatriots in that Province. In
the Maritime Provinces there are two
or three constituencies in which the
French vote is large enough to control
an election. The French have overflowed into Ontario,and command five
or six constituencies in that Province.
They aro absolute uiasteis of one in
Manitoba, nnd can turn the result in
at least two other constituencies there
nnd in the Territories. Already,
then, they are good for a round ten
members outside the boundaries of
their own Province. Their newspapers see in this rapid growth the prospect of an early supromacy in the Dominion Parliament. When that day
comes Canada will cease to be British,
for the French majority will declare
for an independent republic. Tbat,
too, is a dream of theirs, as all know
who aro acquainted with the sentiment that prevails most strongly dowi
on the Ht. Lawrence. They look for
a French-Canadian republic, and
when strong enough to govern the
counsels of tho nation It will comu,
miles Oreat Britain shall employ forco
to prevent it, which is not regarded
as probable
It pleases the amiable and easy going Times to dispose of this prospect
with an innno pleasantry about tho
mothers of British Columbia. Be
fore the mothers of British Columbia
are numerous enough to make the!
influence felt in the Dominion, the
lenders and newspapers in Quebe
hope to see their compatriots masters
of the situation. Thu mothers of Quebec urc already in the field, and with
n lead that puts pursuit out of the
question. They are outstripping the
mothers of Ontario, who are nearly
twenty to one of those in this Province, and they have little to fear,
therefore, from the rivalry of the extreme West. This would probably
have occurred to the mind of our contemporary if it were not so hopelessly
enwrapped in a partisanship that renders it blind and deaf to every dauger
but a present one of defeat to Its
party. 	
The Victoria Times quotes the
following from the Vancouver Province: "The coming century will have
twenty-four leap years. This being
the case, a rapid increase in the rate
of marriages in Victoria may be looked for." And The Times asks, "What
does it mean." It means that tbe men
of Victoria are so backward that their
only hope of marriage comes when
the girls have the opportunity of proposing. A proposal is a woman's privilege during leap year.
A Madrid dispatch says Spain,failing
a lead by any other Power, will take
the initiative in intervening in Great
Britain's affair with ��� the Boers.
Spain is so strong and so enlightened
und so progressive tbat all the other
Powers will simply become frantic in
their desire to follow her into the
fire. Before committing herself, bow
ever, and with the object of making
her position invincible, she should
obtain the public and formal co-operation of Mr. Stead. Spain and Stead
together should conquer tbe world.
In a recent issue The Sandon Pay
Btreak referred to our volunteers who
fought in South Africa as "fool
Canadians." This aroused the indignation of The Vancouver World,
which says, among other things:
"We think it a matter of genuine re
gret that any British Columbia newspaper man could be found willing to
pen such an item as the one wo quote.
It is a pity to have to draw attention to the matter, but we cannot allow it to pass by without a protest.
We are ashamed of the Sandon paper.
If it is seeking notcriety it is gaining it at the expense of its good
name.' The Sandon "newspaper
man" is equally free in discussing religious questions, and if not in terms
he has frequently in effect referred to
professors of religion as "fool Christians." Our local morning contemporary the other day extolled him as
a wonderfully bright fellow, who was
a credit to the fraternity. We have
some queer men at the head of newspapers in British Columbia.
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Our present Mayor lias a weakness
for flgurcH. lie is never so happily employed as when engaged in calculations
in whicli he can display his expertness
in manipulating them, A few months
ngo, when ho thought It good policy
to show what profitable assets the
City had in Its waterworks and electric light plant, he published calculations intended to convince the people
that they were yielding most handsome prolits and were In reality a rich
source of revenue. This morning,
impressed by u suggestion in The Miner that large surpluses from such a
source were of doubtful expediency,
he publishes other figures to show
(hat tbey are merely  self-supporting,
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE WEST
WARD.
I beg to announce myself as candidate as Alderman for the West Ward
at the coming civic election, and solicit your vote and interest.
IIA BOLD SELOUS.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
To the Electors of the East Ward:
I have been requested by a number
of electors to offer myself as a candidate. If elected I will do what I can
to keep the water und electric light
systems of the city thoroughly efficient and operated at a profit. I favor the construction of an electrio
power plant on Kootenay River.
Respectfully,
JOHN A. IRVING.
January 3rd, 11)01.
A CARD.
To the Ratepayers of the  City of Nel
son:
Ladies and Gentlemen,���Having
been requested by a number of friends
(ratepayers) in this city to become a
candidate for alderman in the East
Ward, I may say I have plenty of spare
time on hand, and would be pleased
to devote a portion of it toward attending to your interests, not only in
the East Ward but throughout the
City generally. Should you deem my
services acceptable, and honor me
with a place at your municipal board,
I shall do my best to merit the confidence placed in me.    Faithfully,
JOHN PATERSON.
Nelson, B. C, December  24th, 1000.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
To the Electors of tho East Ward:
A number of tho electors of the
ward have requested me to run for
alderman at the coming election, and
1 have consented to make the race.
My platform is:
First���Keep tho water and oleetrlc
light systems so thoroughly efficient
that thev will yield a good return for
the capital invested.
Second���The installation of  an elec
trie   power   plant   on   Kootennv  Rtv
er, so that Nelson will be   in a   pool
tlon to offer inducements to industrial
enterprises.
Third--All departments of the City
should be In charge of thoroughly
practical men.    Respectfully,
WILLIAM (1. OILLETT.
January 4th, 1001,
ANNOUNCEMENT.
To the Electors of tho West Ward:
In consenting to bocomc a candidate
for alderman in this ward at tho re
quest of a number of friends, I can
only promise that, if elected, I will
do my utmost to advance the City's
best interests as I understand them.
JOHN HAMILTON.
Nelson, Januarv 4. 1001.
E. J. CURRAN
Is out  for Alderman,
West Ward.
VOTE FOR HIM.
Polling Booth is at
CLUB HOTEL
Thank You!
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Kootenay Railway and NaT.
Company, Ltd.
Operating
KASLO fc SLOGAN RAILWAY,
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD. CO Ltd
BKDLINGTON �� NKLSON RY.
KOOTENAY VALLEY RY.
Shortest and quickest route to the East and all
points on tho O. R. and N. and Northern
Pacific Railways In Washington,
Oregon, and the Southern
States,
KASLO & SLOCAN RY.
Passenger train for Sandon and way stations
leaves Kaslo at 8 a, m,, dailv. Returning,
leaves Sandon at 1.15 p.m,, arriving at Kaslo
: 3.56 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD. CO,
Operating on Kootenay Lake and River,
S S. Kaslo leaves Kaslo daily at 8 a in; loaves
Pilot Bay dally at 9:15 a m: arrivos Kuskonook
daily at ll:15ain. Returning, leaves Kuskonook daily at 12:10 p ni; leaves Pilot Bay daily
at 2:30 p m; arrives Kaslo dally at ft p m.
.'. S. International leaves Nelson dally at 7
a m; loavon Pilot Bay daily at 0:15 a m; arrives
Kaslo dally at 10:15 a m. Returning, leaves
Kaslo daily at 1 p in: loaves Pilot Bay dally at
2:30 p m; arrives Nelson dally at 1:30 p in.
B. k N. and K. V. Rys.
Passenger train loaves Kuskonook for 8po
kane dally on arrival of stenmor Kaslo, connecting at Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern
flyer, oast bound.
LcavcR Spokane for Kuskonook daily at 6:25
am,making direct conoection at Kuskonook
with steamer Kaslo for Nelson and Kaslo.
Steamers call at principal landings in both
directions, and at other points when signalled.
Tickets Bold t a all points in Canada and the
United States.
To ascertain rate* aud full Information address i
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Manr.mr. Kaslo.B, C.
O. K Tack Aiii-nv, Local Agont.
LUipber..
Delivered to any point
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I have a complete stock on hand of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber,
Shingles,
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
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BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlln, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver,
Vancouver East End, Victoria.
lorrr spondrnls t
Caaada-MorohantB Bank of Canada.   Boston-National ShawmutJBnnk.   Chicago���Illinois
Trust ard Sm ings Bank.   San Francisco��� First National Bank.   London, Bug. - Bank of
Scotland.   Paris, France-Credit Lyonnals.   Bermuda-Bank of Bermuda.   China and Japan���Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.
Oeneial Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of exchange Bought
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc, Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
GREAT NORTHERN
RAILWAY.
NONE BETTER.
SOLID VESTIBULED TBAINS.
PALA0B DJSIRQ AHD 0BSEEVATI0D
0AE8;-MEALSala OABTE.
Close connection East and Westbound at Spokane withtruins of th e
trains of the Spokane Falls und Northern Railway.
Direct connection at St. Paul without change of depot with all trains for
Chicago, Toronto. Montreal, New York
and all points West and South.
Leaves Spokane daily for East at 10:15 a.m
Leaves Spokane daily ior West at 7:45 p.m
West-bound trains make direct con'
nection for Victoria and Vancouver
Portland, San Francisco, and all points
on the Sound.
During the season of navigation East
bound trains connect at Duluth with
the magnificent steamships North-West
and North-Land of theNorthern Steamship Company Line, operated in connection with the Qreat Northern Bail-
way.
For further information, maps, folders, etc., apply to any agent of Spokane
Falls & Northern Ry., Kaslo & Slocar.
Ry., Eootei ai Railway & Navigation
Co., or to
F. I. WHITNEY.   H. A. JACKSON,
Oenl. Pass, k Tkt. Agt.   Oom'cl Agt.
St. Paul, Min      Spokane. Wash
Spokane Falls A
Northern R'v.
Nelson A Fort
Sheppard R'v,
Red Mountain R'v.
The only all rail route between
all points east, west and south to
Rossland, Nelson and intermediat
points; connecting at Spokane with
Great Northern, Northern Pacific,
and O. R. & N. Co.
Connects at Nelson with steamer
for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
points.
Connects at Meyer's Falls with
stage daily for Republic, and connects at Bossburg with stage daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood,
Leave          DAY TRAIN Arrive
8:(J0 B.m Spokane 0:40 p.m.
11:50 a.m Rossland 8:10 p.m.
7:00 a.m Nelson 7:15 p.m.
NIGHT TEAIN.
0:45 p.m Spokane 7:0O a.m.
U .00 p. in EoBsland 7:00 a.ra
H. A. JACKSON, G. P. ft T.A.
Spokane Wait*
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Argent, Nelson. B.O
CLEAR   CUT
AND   ARTISTIC
In detail and shading, our Photo
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the subject and compel admiration
wherever seen.
QUEEN STUDIO,
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PHOTOGRAPHERS,
Baker Street,
NELSON.  -   -   B,C,
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of the
Dominion Parliament, 63 and 64 Victoria, Chapter 103
and Chapter 104, the name of
THE   MERCHANTS'   BANK   OF   HALIFAX
will  be changed to
"tEbe IRo^al Bank of Canaba"
from and after
the  Second  day  of  January,  1901.
E. L. PEASE,
General Manager.
Halifax. 1st November, 1900.
HEATING STOVES
For wood or hard or soft coal.
The  largest   line  carried   by
any firm in Canada.
COOKING STOVES
1' Good   Cheer "   Ranges  and
Cook Stoves.   A complete line.
SOLE AGENTS   FOR  THE  CELEBRATED
COLE'S  HOT  BLAST  HEATERS.
��� Call and be convinced that the only place to buy
Stoves  and   Ranges at  the  right prices  Is  the
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West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL  KINDS OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
Hockey Skates for Ladies,
Hockey Skates for Boys,
Hockey Skates for Men,
Genuine   Acme   Skates
FOR  ALL.
Hockey Sticks, 35 Cents Each. '
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NO. 4 K.-W.-C. BLOGK, NELSON, B. 0,
Gold, Silver-Lead  and  Copper MlncB 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 llritish Columbia.
^���.1^OB,?c(Lto.,'s,an?  m'nlu?  men   "re requested  to make the  EXCHANGE their headquarters when in Nelson.
All samples should be sent by express, 1'REPAID.
Correspondence solicited.    Address all communications to
ANDREW  F.  ROSENBERGER,
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I I
THE GAME OF HOCKEY.
How it is Played And All   About   the
Sport.
The man behind the hockey stick
ranks as a public personage these days
and hockey and all things that pertain thereto loom large on the horizon
of public attention and appioval. A
lusty, lively youngster in the family
of sports, is this hookey chap. He has
made his presence felt in every Canadian city, town nnd hamlet where
his godfather Jack Frost, ��� rules with
lordly sway. The society lady turns
from the enervating atmosphere of
the ball room and five o'clock tea table to the hockey rink where she not
only views but participates In the
prince of pastimes. Representatives
from all walks and stations of life pilot the puck from goal to goal, gaining renewed health and all-round skill
for the more serious game of life,
played on   the   world's   broad   rink.
The game of hockey has not yet
attained its majority, but its parent
and predecessor the veteran game A
���hinny was in high favor when grand
dad nnd his chums were boys together. From it was evolved the present popular game "the diamond cut
from the rough." Montreal was the
nursery room in which hockey as an
infant prodigy, tried its legs. Ottawa, always a renowned center of re-
epectable sport, received the promising youngster with warm welcome,
and he was soon enthusiastically established in the Capital city. Tales of
his doings dodged eastward and westward, and eie many seasons had passed, tbe puck was being chased between goals situated, one by the Atlantic's tide and tother by the wave
washed Pacific strand.
The first games were played in Montreal in 1884 and in Ihst. the Amateur
Hockey Association ot Canada made
ics debut. It might be remarked in
passing that the name of Ottawa the
first and foremost hockey town in Ontario appeared with established regularity in the schedule. It is needless
to atate that the puokchasers from the
Citv, of Senators, have in the intervening years, striven steadily and successfully to establish the game of
games high in public favor.
Oue need not go far afield to locate
the fountain head of hockey's popularity. In the intensity of the interest it arouses and maintains,, hockey
compared with them makes the old
time gladiators' sports and the tilting tournaments look like a ccach am.
four attempting to pace a through express. It is quite as fashionable as
golf and yet it docs not drag the spectator and player over a whole country
side. Hockey furnishes a much better exposition of skill, science and
strength than Rugby without involving warlike casualties. In short this
Ideal winter sport has all the attractions and advantages, and few ot tbe
disadvantages of a line of sports ranging from bull-baiting to golf. The
game is popular for other reasons.
The play is always in sijht at comparatively close range. The "We are
seven" count applies to the membership of each team and hence each man
has a chance to "Bhine." Then again
���and this is no feeble feature���the
game is not over burdened with rules.
They are few and well defined, and
add to the pleasure of the game, as
every move can be followed with intelligent comprehension by the interested spectator and his lady   friend.
The first visit to a hockey game
converts the sceptic and the world
worn one. Before him, ranged the
length of the ice-paved arena, are the
young Canadian giants ready for the
manly battle of brains and brawn.
At attention they stand, goalkeeper,
point player and cover point, a triple
alienee on tbe defensive. Ahead of
them are the four forwards, a hurricane-like attacking party. Ranged
alongside in reverse order, stand their
checkmates of the opposition team.
The officials have been chosen, a referee, two umpires and two timekeepers. The first named "faces" the
puck in the center of the rink.
"Play" is called and the battle royal
is on in earnest. Tho skirr of tha
skate rings like rare music and brilliant plays and counter plays follow
in rapid succession. Like swallows,
the players, dart hither and hither on
wings of steel with the puck or after
���it. A forward rush down the ice, the
alert defence is eluded and the rubber
disc darts through the goal. The
rafters ring. Fortune repeats her favors and victory vests with one of the
opposing teams, but victors nnd vanquished cheer each other and leave the
ice firm friends.
The chief source of trouble on the
hockey ice is the "off-side" player
The rule governing tliis offence of
"off-side" work, prohibits a man
playing ahead of the puck towards the
opponent's goal. When a forward
rush'rs being made, his fellow players
must follow not lead tho man with
the puck. If in advance, they are
"off-side." No forward passing is
allowed. Should tho game be stopped
... on account of any violation of rules
tbe puck must be faced off again
where the last lawful play was made.
Tbe puok may be stopped but not
parried by the band.
A player is not allowed the liberty
with his stick that he is in lawn tennis, golf or blackthorn bouts, Tbe
stick must not be raised above the
shoulder, except in lifting the puck.
Another rule states that "collaring,
kicking, tripping, charging from behind' ' and other pleasant but painful
attentions must be debarred. A restriction is also placed on the goalkeeper, who like tbe policeman on his
beat maintains a standing position always. When a foul oceurs behind the
goals or the puck goes off the ice, it
must be "faced off" at a point five
yards distant from and at right angles
to tho side line or goal line. A game
lasts an hour exclusive of stops. If
at the end of the hour the score
stands "even up" the game is continued by mutual arrangement until a
goal is scored.
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���uS
Packed In 2 oz., 4 oz. and Vz lb. Air-tight Tins.
A new supply of office stationery is
what you want now. Telephone 144,
The Miner Office, and we will call on
you.
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Didn't You
Get Slippers
for Christmas ? We have a lot of
odds and ends left from our Chtist-
mas selling, and if we have your
size you can have them at a big
discount. We must close them out.
Come in today or tomorrow.
LILLIE BROS.
The Shoeistsi
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1 Miners, Attention!
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BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
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BENNETTS
'CROWN   BRAND"
TRADE
H. E. CROASDA1LE
MINE & SHARE BROKER.
P. 0. Box 626.  Cable Address:
'Groasdallo,*'Nelson.
connissioN aoent.
Code���Morelng & Neal.
Is prepared to negotiate the sale of developed mines. Has arranged for
dealing in shares on the London and Montreal Stock Exchanges. Shares
bought and sold in London on margin. Will take charge of the interests of absentee investors.
OFFICE: SELOUS BLOCK, NELSON, B. C.
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The Job
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Department
of The Miner
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IS the most Completely Equipped Office of the #
kind in the interior of British Columbia. >F
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9 you need	
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Letter Heads
Envelopes
Bill Heads
Memo Heads
"Visiting Cards
Wedding Invitations
Dance Invitations
Ball Programmes
Catalogues
Hand Bills
Fosters
Price Lists
Circulars
Legal Backs
Customs Papers
Engineers' Eeports
Business Cards
Concert Programmes-
Pay Rolls
and anything that can be
printed anywhere.
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Gutta Percha Water-proof Fuse has been ��
proved aud not found wanting.
No miss-holes.   No running.
* Bring Your Job Work to The Miner *
J| Ward Street, Nelson, B.C. .     j^
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f  LAWRENCE    HARDWARE
AGENTS
NELSON,   B C.
CO.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATEES
Via .
<tud
apriuKB mineral water,   lelophone on.
C1A��11J** MAODONALD ill. Cone, James
J A. Maedouumi-ArululeuL unci superin-
londoni*. broken Hill uiuok, oorner uukei uud
*���*��� urd Biroels, .Mjloun.
lJUAUKMANKHU MlUd.Nu CU��� LTD -
-U V\ ninwuii) und rcmn dealora in kiuio.
��uy. Hour, toud. Mltta ui v lotoria, .\ ow "\ eat!
uiiuiiiur; r-uuioniuu, Alu. Hiievulors on cal-
���wra und juimuuiuu Hallway, Utuiufaocuron
���*��� llio oeleoraloU U. sc K. brand eereuln.
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j Bank of Commerce
With Which Is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
hTHE CANADIAN^
head office-toronto.
Paid-up Capital,
Reserve Fund,
$8,000,000
2,000,000
AUOREOATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.
QUEBEC:
London Olficc: 611 Lombard Street, E. C.
S, Cameron Alexander, Manager.
New York Office; 16  Exchange Place.
Alex, Laird nnd W'ni. Gray, Agents.
BRANCHES OF THE BANK IN CANADA
ONTARIO
Hamilton, London, Toronto (8 offices), Ottawa and 34 other places
Montreal
ATI.���
CUANllHOOK
FUHNIK
New York, N. Y,
MANITOBA: YUKON DISTRICT,
Winnifko Dawson, White House
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Greenwood Nelson Sandon
Kamloops New Westminster   Vancouver
Nanaimo Rossland Victoria
IN THE UNITED STATES
San Francisco, Cal. 8eattle, Wash.
Portland, Ore.        Skagway, Alaska
Bankers In London.���The Bank of Scotland: Messrs, Smllh, Payne & Smiths
"     " New Yoik.���The American Exchange National Bank.
Agents In Chicago.���The Northern Trust Company.
" " -" Orleans,���Tho Commercial National Banki
1 New (
Savings Bank Department.
Interest Allowed on Deposits.  Present Hate 3 Per Cent
Nelson Branch.
GEANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
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You Will be
Money In
by calling at
Patenaude
Bros.
when in want of a
GOOD    WATCH.
You will
prices    are
find  that  our
the    very
lowest.
PATENAUDE BROS*
NELSON. B. C.
I HOCKEY  SHOES
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We   are  sole agents for  the   famous   PETRAULT  ~g
HOCKEY SHOE with the patented :
Inside Ankle Support
of which we carry a  well  assorted  stock  for  Men,
Boys, and Misses, in both Black and Tan,
Women,   z3
3
1 Neelands  Shoe
Company
=3
Wholesale Houses
NELSON, B. C.
rilHUKPE S. CO. Umited-Colver  Vernon
A.   and Cedar aireeb,. N,.u,���._\i,....,r -
Z~X,. Jr    y *-"*"'**-**   ^ui'tT   veruou
and Cedar atreou,, .-.eLsou-Alanuhiclur-
of and wholesale daolen In aerated v/uun*
iruit syrups.   Sole uguuu, lor tluleyou liul
XTELSON SOOA WAThll FAOTORY-
T*3 . *. ��� t-nniiuiiiii, Leaoo���Every known
��a'',"ll''Jf"nfKI��ul'a. i'UliuXSS. telephone
iso. ji. Hoover Btreet, Nelson, bottler* ui mo
IuUiouh ou beun Hoi spuugn ,\iu,eru.l Vl. ter
ARCHITECTS
COMMISSION M BttCBANTB
HJ. EVANS Sc CO.-Baker street, Nel-
. koii���tt liulchiiie dealm-a In liquors, ol'
Km'", ecinoiil, lire brick 1.111I lire tin., Huu-r
pipe und Muni iuiIh, uhU gOuoral eoiuuuwiuii
uierchunlri.	
OBAIM, HAY A N11 1 Kl; BA LB
UKOIJEIUES
AMAOiXJ.NALD & Co.-Cornor Kron
. and Hun street*-Wholesale -mwan
una jobbers in blankets, gloves, nulls, l,oUU).
rubbers, luucklnaws and miners' sundries.
LUMBBE
XTELSON SAW AMI 1M.ANINU M1LL-
XI Oliiee ooruor Hull and ,,������,, Btr��ets
.���.olaon-ljuiuber, eeilmK, Houring, uud every-
tlnuK in wood lor buiiuniK purposes, tiel our
prices.   Correspondence suliciled.
FEBSH AiND SALT MEATS
PBUKNS & Co.-Baker Slreet, Nelson-
.    H bolesulu dealers in iresli und cured
ineuln.    Cold aiorane.
WEST   KOOTENAY   BUTOHBR   CO.-
Baker Street, Nelson- Wholesale deal-
oru in frosh and cured meats.
UAUDVVAKE & MDTCMG SUPPLIES
LAWItKNCK   HAKDWAKK   CO - llaker
Btreet,  Nelson - wholesale  djulais in
hardware,  miners'  supplies,  spoiling  goods.
M'LACHLAN BROS. (SuccossorH to Vancouver Hardware Co. Ltd.) baker Btreet,
Nelson��� Wholesale deulers In hardware and
mining supplies, plumbers' and tinsmiths' sun-
plies.
VTKLSON HARDWARE CO.-Wholesale
���A-1*! paints, oils and kIshs; mechanic' tools.
Agents foi Ontario Powder Works; Jjrn imiui
LIQUORS AND DRY (JOODS
rilURNKR, BKBTON & Co.-Corner Vernon
A. and Josephine street*, Nelson���Wholesale dealers In liquors, olgars, and dry goods.
Agents for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee
aud Calgary Brewing Co of Calgary
H
UDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholosalo groceriei
andliquors etc., Baker Street, Nelson.
CALIFORNIA WINK CO., Limited-Corner
Front and Hall streets, Nelson-Wholesale dealers n wines (case and bulk), and
domestio and Imported cigars.
PROVISIONS,   PRODUCE & FRUITS
JY. ORIF'FIN & CO.-Cornor Vomon and
��� Josephine 8troets, Nelson ��� Wholosalo
dcalors in provisions, cured meats, buttor and
egnw.
CANADIAN
Pacific
" Soo Line
FIRST-CLASS   SLEEPERS ON ALL
TRAINS FROM REVELSTOKE
AND KOOTENAY LANDING.
AIbo TOURIST CARS passing  Dun-
more JiiLCtion Daily for St. Paul, Sat-
unliiys for Montreal and Boston, Mondays   and   Thursdays   for   Toronto.
Same curs  pass  Revelstoke  one  day
earlier,
A   POINTER
for  your  eastern  trip is to see
your ticket rends via Canadian Pacific.
Trains and Steamers Depart.
6 '00 ) S*>eanler f��r Kootenay Lacd-
n���ti��� 1 lDK and eastern points via
UBU'    ) Crow's Nest Route.
8:00 I Train for Rnsslnnd, Grand
Ex Sun (Forks,Greenwood,Midway,elo
0:(K) ) Train for Klocau City, Slocan
Ex Snu ( poiuts, and Sandon.
10.00 ) Steamer for Knslo nnd inter-
Ex Sun 1 mediate points.
18'40 ) Train for Rossland, Nakusp,
]-,,.' > Revelstoke, main line and
uany    ) Paciflio Coast Points.
For Time Tallies, Rates and fdM information call ou or ttddreaa nearest Local Ageut, or,
R. W, Drew. Hopot Agent 1 .Volson, B. C.
II. I.. Brown, City Agenl. I
K. J. COYLE.
A U. P. Agent,
Vanocnver
Upholstering',
REPAIR WORK OF
....ALL KINDS
We make ;i specialty of
Cozy Corners, Foot
Stools, Ottomans, and
Odd Pieces.
R. S. CLARK.
Kootenay Street, Opp, Bank of Montreal. Leave orders and we will call
for work.   	
A. R. BARROW, a. m. 1. o.B
Provincial  Land Surveyor.
Oorner Victoria and Kootoiuiy Ste.
P. 0. Box 669. Telephone No. OH
F. 0. QREBM        F. S. CLEMENTS
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineers and Provincial Lend
Surveyor*.
P. O. Box Ul ����l��on, B. O, Nelson Daily Miner,  Tuesday Evening, January 8, 1901
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NEWS OF
THE TOWN
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Horn to the wife of Mr. George \V.
Steele on Monday at Tilsonburg, Ont.,
a son.
The Knights of Pythias of Nelson,
have decided to hold an invitation hall
at Fraternity Hall, on Wednesday
evening, .Ian.  10.
At 1:30 this afternoon the Fire Department was called to the residence
of Mr. Patterson, next to tbe Catholic
Church, the cause of the alarm being
a burning chimney.
As Rev. Kobcit Krow leaves tomorrow for an extended vacation from his
pastorate here lie will ho given n banquet this evening by the members of
the Nelson lodge of the Knights of
Pythias.
The following is the run of the
(Iranito mill for the month of December: Period of run, 24.3 days; ore
ciushed, 808 tons, yielding 550.05
ounces of bullion and B9.8 tons of concentrates, gross value, (1,067.
The present City Council at the
meeting held last evening put itself
on record as being in favor of the
erection of a electric power plant at
Ilonmngton Falls for the purpose of
supplying the City with light and
power. A lesolution to this effect
was moved by Aid. Hall, Beconded by
Aid.Arthur and adopted    nanimously.
The ice at the skating rink still continues good and the rink is crowded
every evening. Tomorrow evening
the Library ladies will hold their carnival and a most successful affair it
promises to be. Next Saturday afternoon the rink has been rented for a
private party. The tramway company
has reserved the right to so rent it at
least one afternoon a week On Saturday evening it will be open to tho
public and the It. M. U. band will be
in attendance. Entrance for skaters
will he 25 cents, and for onlookers 10
cents, or if the latter come up by car
they will be handed transfer slips
which will admit them free. Next
week, probably on Thursday, there
will be a carnival given by the rink
management.
The committee on arrangements for
the Nelson Public Library Carnival
today completed all arrangements for
the carnival to be given at the rink
tomorrow evening. Another prize has
been added to the list of handsome
prizes to be given for the various costumes worn. It is a box of cigars
given by Mr. T. J. Sims, for the best
gentleman skater. The chairman of
the committee wishes to Btate, that
those who intend wearing costumes
must be on the ice before 9:15 or they
will not be considered by the judges.
At 9:30 all skaters will be allowed
on the ice, and the rink will continue
open until 11 o'clock. The Rocky
Mountain Rangers band will be in at
tendance. Nothing has been left undone to make the affair a success and
a large attendance is expected.
and  this   generally   interferredj with
the drilling.
Major llennett, D.C.R., of Victoria,
has advised the officials of the Militia
Department at Ottawa that he will
recruit 100 men from Victoria and district for service in South Africa. Mr.
George lleer of this City has written
to Major Bennett asking that he
might open a recruiting office in Nelson. Mr. Beer has already received
12 applications from parties who wish
to join Haden-Powell's South Afri
can Constabulary, and others have in
timated that they would make application as soon as the matter of transportation, pay, etc ,1s settled between
the Dominion aud Imperial authorities.
Colonel Holmes, now of London,
Ont.. is to bo removed to British Columbia to take charge of the Militia
of District No. 11. Lieut.-Col. Benson, who now occupies that position,
will leave for eastern Canada to re-en
ter the service there.
Permission has practically been
granted to the officers, of the local
company of the R. M. R. to place the
local military band, with Mr. Harry
Wambold as leader, on the strength
of the company. In all probability
early this year uniforms will be issued to the members of the band. With
the band, and the new squadron
wbioh has been asked for, the company of Nelson will have a membership of between so and loo men.
GOOD FOR VANCOUVER.
llig
Iron   Works Change  Hands  and
Will Be Enlarged.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Vancouver, II. C, Jan. 8.���Theo.
Davies, of Honolulu, has purchased
Armstrong and Morrison's iron works
for 8200,000. They will double the
capacity of the plant and manufacture
stamp mills and all kinds of machin
ery used in mines and mining camps,
and will erect a foundry. They will
employ 20 hands. The transfer of the
property takes place on the 11th
inst. A man of wide experience is being brought from Enlgand to manage
the works.
HIS MAJORITY INCREASED.
Toronto. Ont., Jan. 8.���Corrected
returns give O. A. Rowland a majority of 4,230 over Controller Spence in
the mayoralty contest yesterday. An
expression of popular opinion was taken on the question of taking over the
plant of the Consumers' Gas Co. by
the city and the proposal was endors
ed by a majority of 7,110, in
vote of 20,080.
total
ON THE LEAD DUTY.
Col. Topping of Trill Gives His Views
of tbe Question.
Col. Topping, a well known authority on the question of duty on lead
ore, writes aa follows to Tho Trail
Creek News:
I believe, Mr. Editor, that tbe maxim following contains the gist or kernel of all good government, "The
greatest good for the greatest number." Now, the idea of an export
duty on ore? We (so said by the immortal Lincoln) "thecommon people"
believe that Canadian ores should be
treated on Canadian soil; that, to build
up and protect our smelters, to increase our population, our ores Bhonld
be treated on our own soil. Today it
would add 1600.000 to our yearly payroll, and double tho amount to come
on proposed smelters now under consideration.
I find this feeling unanimous except in case of some of the large mine
owners���are presentatlve of the Le
Roi stating that they were prepared
to send 300 tons dally to the Trail
smelter and that the smelter could not
handle it. Looking it up I find that
the ore that they wish to send to Trail
is the low grade silicious refuse of
the mine that cannot be handled in a
copper furnace; that some was used
for fluxing in the lead furnace, probably 20 tons per day. Now, if the Le
Roi will ship of their good ore to
Trail it can be assumed to a certainty
that it will be received and smelted.
With the certainty of an export duty
our smelters would be enlarged and
others be built. Present towns would
grow and others spring up. The competition between the smelters would
most thoroughly protect the owners of
the ore. The effect of this proposed
duty would directly affect hut one
mine in the Province, and why should
that one mine be allowed to stand in
the way of the people's prosperity?
There would be no stoppage of mining on ore shipments, for sufficient
time would be allowed before the law
took effect to prepare for tho new
conditions. The government tried
bonusing smelters, of which the Trail,
Nelson and Pilot Bay establishments
received part; some went also, I believe to Sudbury. This was a good
idea in the early days of smelters and
no doubt encouraged their building,
but now they can stand on their own
bottoms and require nothing put ore.
The protection we ask for the benefit of the wage earner, the merchant
and the business men generally.
There is hardly a doubt that a mining commissions will be appointed
before the sitting of Parliament.
This commission will have authority
to take up all questions relating to
mining, oie reduction, refining and
manufacturing of ore products; in
fact, everything connected with mines
and products of mines,   and   we  who
believe in an export duty should present our case  to   the   extreme  of our
ability; in  large red letters in   fact.
Respectfully,
E. 8. TOPPING.
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements inserted under this head at
the rate of one cent a word per insertion. No
advertisement taken for less than 26 oente.
FOR   RENT.���Cellar.
Bank of Canada.
Apply    Royal
ENGLISH     Lady      wants   post    aa
housekeeper or  help.   Experienced.
Address F. C, Nelson Miner.	
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. ltos-
enberger, Nelson, B. C.	
DO YOU need an   experienced  Bookkeeper and stenographer. Write W.,
Miner Office. 	
THE NELSON Soda Water Company
will be obliged if householders having their empty syphons, or patent
screw top bottles, will communicate
with them by telephone or post card
as the syphons and bottles are required for the holiday trade.
FOR RENT.���A    warm,    comfortable
house, seven rooms,water and bath.
Apply. "D," Miner Office.	
WANTED. ���Capable, reliable person
In every county to represent large
company of solid financial reputation ;
$930 salary per year, payable weekly;
$3 per day absolutely sure and all
expenses; straight, bona-fide, definite
salary, no commission; salary paid
each Saturday and expense money ad-
vanced^each week. Standard House,
Caxton"Building, Chicago.
FIRST-CLASS   Room   and   Board, in
private  family,   reasonable, terms.
Apply  on   Silica   Street,   two  doors
west of Ward. Mi
FOR SALE���A new house, ten rooms,
very convenient, with all modern improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley and Carbonate   Street.
FIEE IN OTTAWA.
London, Ont., Jan. 8.���Fire and
water did between thirty and thirty-
five thousand dollars damage last
evening to the block occupied by
Wood's Fair, fancy goods and departmental stores. The jewelry store of
Morphy and Co., whose store was underneath, was also badly damaged.
Loss covered bv insurance.
NOT TWINS   AFTER ALL.
Arthur Sherwood Received a Startling
Cablegram.
Arthur Sherwood got a real good
scare yesterday. Shortly after his
arrival at the office he received a cablegram from England where Mrs.
Sherwood is visiting, which read:
"Uirls, both doing well." lie had
expected something of the kind but
when he read "girls" he was somewhat startled. He turned to Ed.
Crickmay and murmured "twins"
and then put on bis hat and left the
olllce. Ou the street he met a lady of
his acquaintance and showed her the
cablegram. "It looks like twins,
doesn't it?" he murmured again.
"Twins," was the reply, "it might
be triplets. Tho cablegram doesn't
say how many." Arthur nearly col-
lnpsod and only revived after walking a half block and with a friend
draining the contents of a small bottle. Then ho went to the telegraph
office and after putting Joe Paquette
on his honor to say nothing of it,
dispatched the following cable: "Is
it twins?" At the Bnme time he also
had the message repented from New
York. It came buck "girls" again,
and Arthur went to bod Inst night convinced that he was the father of two
bright girls. This morning he received a reply to his inquiry. The first
message should have read, "Girl, both
doing well." The operator had added an "s."
NEW VOTING MACHINE.
Oshawa, Ont.,Jan. 8.���By use of the
Imperial automatic voting machine,
thus doing away with ballots, the result of the municipal elections here
yesterday was known seven minutes
after the polls closed.
CITY OF WOODSTOCK.
Woodstock,   Out.,   Jan.    8.���Woodstock rate payers by a majority of 482
have declared   themselves   in favor of
incorporating the town as a eity.
Spokane Mining Stock Exchange
(luotations
Spokane quotation!
The Miner's special
MILITARY   MATTERS.
Local Militia Company Wants to Increase its Numbers.
The officers of the local militia
company have written the authorities
at Victoria asking for permission to
increase tbe Nelson company by an
additional 10 men. If this can be arranged it will give the company an
additional squad, which will have
charge of the Maxim gun. During
the past a portion of the company had
(p be detailed on Maxim gun  practice
This  morning'
as received from
correspondent:
NAME. ASKED.    BID.
Blacktail 10% 10��
Butte & Boston  \% 1
Crystal    b'A i%
Deer Trail Con  8 2%
Evening Slar  <i% i%
GoldLedge  1% 1%
I. X. L 20^ 18H
Iron Mask  34
Lone Pine Surprise  1'A 1
Mountain L*ou 40 31
Morning Glory  1% d%
Morrison  3% 3H
Princess Maud  2 I'A
Qnllp 2(1 23>��
Rambler-Cariboo W<{ 2S%
Ropublic     58
Reservation  5 4
Rossland Giant  3 2%
Sullivan V.i'A 12'A
Tom Thumb 15 \3VA
Waterloo  2% 2yt
UNLISTED   STOCKS.
American Boy 10M      3%
Conjecture  i\i      3%
Dewey  2%       2%
Miller Creek  2%      2
Sales-Gold Ledge, 5000 at 2 buyer
(10, 2500 at 1%, 5000 at Ui, 5000 at \%,
5000 atl%, 5000 at 2 buverUO; Morri
son, 1000 at 3%, 1000 nt 3% ; Prineefs
Maud, 2500 at 1;'., ; Rambler-Cariboo,
1000 at 21), 1000 at 88)-, ; Sullivan, loOO
at 13 seller (10, 1000 at 184*f buyer 30,
IT GIRDLES   THE GLOBE.
The fame of Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
as the best in the world, extends
round the earth. It's the one perfect
healer of Cuts, Corns, Burns,
Bruises, Sores, Scalds, Boils, UlcerR,
Felons, Aches, Pains and all skin
eruptions. Only infallible pile cure.
25 cents a box at the Canada Drug &
Book Company.
GOOD ADVICE.
The most miserable beings in the
world are those suffering from Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint. More
than seventy-five per cent, of the people in the Dominion are afflicted
with these two diseases and their
effects; such a Sour Stomach, Hide
Headache, Habitual Costlveness, Palpitation of the Heart, Heart-burn,
Waterbrash, Gnawing Pains at the
Pit of Stomach, Yellow Skin, Coated
Tongue and Disagreeable Taste in
the Mouth, Coming up of Food After
Eating, Low Spirits, etc. Go to your
.Druggist and get a bottle of August
Flower for 75 cents. Two doses will
relieve you. Try it. For sale by W.
F. TeetzeL	
Follow the Crowd���And you will
get aboard an elegantly equipped,
'dean, well lighted train on "The
North-Western Line" when you reach
St. Paul. If you are going east,
can't do better than to tell your home
agent you want to try the North-
Western. Wo will do the rest. H. S.
Collins, General Agent, Spokane.
You will need letter heads, envelopes, etc., to begin the New Year
with. Call at The Miner Office and
leave your ordei or telephone 144 and
we will call on vou.
THE  PALM...
W. 0. BROWN, Proprietor.
Oopfbb and Orerkit Parlor.
DAILY  MENU.
Tea 10   Coffee 10
Cocoa 10   Chocolate 10
Milk, per glass, 10 cents.
SANDWICHES.   ETC.
Ham 10   Cheese. 10
Salmon 10   Sardine 10
Egg 10   Fresh   Rolls.. .05
White or   Brown   Bread   and Butter,
10 cents.
OYSTERS.
Eastern, raw,   half  doz. 40
Eastern, raw,   dozen..... 00
Eastern, stew M.' 35
Eastern, fry, half doz 40
Eastern, fry, dozen. 75
�����y**s. -
Tea or Coffee included.
Boiled   Eggs.....'.:.:'..... 25
Fried Eggs 30
Scrambled Eggs..... 30
Poached Eggs on   Toast 30
Open   from   8   a. in.   until   11   p.
Give us a trial.
BLOWN TO  ATOMS.
The old idea that tho body some
times needs a powerful, drastic, pur
Dative pill, has been exploded; for
Dr. King's New Life Pills, which are
perfectly harmless, gently stimulate
the liver and bowels to expel poison
oub matter,cleauso the system and absolutely cure Constipation and Sick
Headache. Only 26 cents at the Canada Drug   & Hook Store.
TO VI UT. A  COLD IN 0\K DAY
Tnko Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All
druwlsts refund the money if It foils to core.
2'>c   K. W, Uroe.-i signature ; ��� on each box.
WHAT  OF   THE  BOY?
Reduction  Bale in Boys', Youths', and
Children's (Nothing-
ROUGH
WEARERS.
hard
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We Don't  Keep  Anything!
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We sell everything just as quickly as we
find purchasers, and we are finding them fast
these days. Our Big Slaughter Sale is having
the desired effect. It is bringing us in money,
no matter what we lose on the goods. But
there are bargains galore still on our counters,
and we want you to come and visit us. Don't
delay. Procrastination is the thief of time,
and in this case of opportunities.
������������������������
MARTIN    O'REILLY    &    CO.
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DRINK
the: BEST '
J3EER
Anheuser-
Busch
St. Louis
Lager
To be had wholesale at Nelson.
&
A.B.
P.   Hifchefc
Co., Ltd-
QRAY   Baker St., Nelson
Kootenay Agent.
C.W.WEST&CO.
Coal and Wood.
Agent* Imperial Oil Oo. Ltd.
Crow's  Nest  Coal,   $6.15
Anthracite,    -    -    $10.75
DELIVERED.
No order can bo accepted unlesi
accompanied by cash.
Office Oorner Hell and Baker Street*.
TELKFHONK M
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, H. C.
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BranchjMarkets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Easlo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
*j
Orders by mall to any branch will have careful a��4 srooiDt attention.
We
ASSAYERS'  SUPPLIES.
carry a most complete stock of everything required in an Assay
Office and Laboratory.
SOLE  AGENTS   IN   B. O.   FOR
MORGAN    CRUCIBLE   CO.,   Manufacturers of   Battersoa Cruclblos.   etc.
F.   W.   BRAUN   &  CO. S   ������Oeij" Combination Furnaces and Burners.
THE TALK  OF TIIE TOWN.
The talk of the day In Monteal is
the opening of the magnificent new
building erected on the best site of
the principal street by The Family
Herald and Weekly Star. The Family
Herald's contemporaries are paying
it the highest compliments. The new
building is said to be the finest newspaper building In the world. This is
Baying a good deal for Canada. The
Family Herald and Weekly Star has
made gigantic strides.
If yon don't like Blue Ribbon Tea it's
benau e you've sever tasted it.
4&&
Thin Hlgimtur. li on every box of the gonulnt
Laxative Bromo-Quiuine *��<"��<���*-
tbe remedy that earn. ��� cold t*j **no U��jr
Boys    are    particularly
clothes in the winter.
We  cany  the  sort tbat will stand
the strain and still look well.
They  are  made  for wear, comfort,
and appearance.
Price depends on the size of the boy.
Our   prices   are   the lowest possible
with trustworthy quality.
Brown & Oo.
260 Baker St., Nelson, B.C.
Atlantic S. S. Lines.
From Portland, Mo.
Ulan Lino Tunisian Jin 18
Allan LineNumldian FebII
Dominion Line ('ambroaian Jan 23
Dominion Line Vancouver Feb2
From SI, John and Halifax
Beaver Line Lako Ontario Jan 2d
Heaver Lino Lake Champlatn Feb 8
From Boston
Dominion Lino Now England Jan 30
From Now York
Onnard Line Umbrla  Jan 19
Cunard Line Camp nia Jan 26
\Vhlto Star Lino Majostlo Jan 23
White titar LlneOcoanto Jan 80
VitMirlcan Lino Frlosland Jan 23
���J. O. L. Allnr..  ,,.���..Jan 29
SKATING
TO-NIGHT
at Ihe STANLEY STREET
KINK.     First  Glass   Ice.
.   CARS GO TO RINK,
Speoial rates to season  ticket holders.
See Notice Boards on Stanley   Street.
HOTEL KOSSLAND
VERNON ST., NELSON.
RATES
By the week from $5 to $6.
By the day $1.00.
J. V. O'LAUGHTJN, Prop.
NOTICE.
Mining Companies needing the services of a millwright to erect stamp
mills, concentrators, cyanide plants,
or any other mining machinery can
secure a competent man at address below. W. V. I,EMON,
Constructor and Supervisor.
Grand Central Hotel, Nelson.
FosBagOH arrangou 10 and from all European
joints. For rates, Hoke** and full Information
wiily to C. P. K. depot agont or H. L. Brows
Sty Passenger Agent, Nelson, B. C.
W. P. F.CUMMING8,
Goneral * iront. O.P.lt. <ifllcen, Winnipeg
We must  have  room  for our  Spring   Stock  of
WALL   PAPER
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
F. J. BRADLEY & CO.
Josephine   Street,      -      ,      0;pojite  Clarke   Hotel,
PARKER & CO.
Turner-Boeckh Block Baker street
FOR SALE
1000 Venus  18Kc
2500  Exchequer  6���Vjc
1000 London Consolidated  40}tfc
9000 Fairmont  (pooled)  2c.
GAMBLE & O'REILLY
Real Estate and Insurance
Agents.
Loans Effected at  Reasonable Rates.
Bakor Street, Nelson.
WRITE   FOR   OUR   QUOTATIONS.
THE B. C* ASSAY & CHEMICAL SUPPLY CO., Ltd
Vancouver,   B  C.
TBE NELSON ELECTRIC TBAIWAY CO., UiU.
LOTS FOR   SALE   ON   EASY   TERMS,
Large number of Choice Building Lots adjacent to the line of their
Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Company, Mac'lonald Block  corner of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
A. V. MASON, Secretary.
China Hall
TO OUR PATRONS
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
LODGE MEETINGS.
Thanking them for their generous
patronage during the Holiday season, we solicit a continuance of the
same during the coming year.
Our stock is growing daily, and
and we can always offer new and
attractive bargains.
MCFAELAND & BR0GK1KAN
BAKER  STREET,
First Door West ot C.P.R. Offices.
D, J. DEWAE, J. P.
Notary Fublio,  Oonvejunoer.
FOR   SALE.
Cottage, 7-rooms on Mines Road,
near Stanley St., 81,080 easy terms.
Furniture for 12-roomB lor 84"i0 and
Ihe rooms can be rented at 830 per
month. There are three rooms let at
810 per month each.
House and two lots, Vernon Street,
82,800. This properttls paying 840
per month.
TO LET.
Seven-Room House, Good location,
825 with water.
House in Hume Addition, six
rooms, 820.
Houses irom 88 to 8B0 per month.
���   Loans    on      improved      property,
straight or monthly payments.
^    NELSON LODGE    No. 23, A. P. ft A
moots second Wednesday In eaoh
month.   Visiting brethern welcome
U 1,1'.
\^moi
I. O. O. F. Kootenay Lodge
No. 16, moots every Monday night,
at  their Hall,  Kootenay street
Sojournlntr Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
John A. McRac. N.G.   D. W. Rutherford, V.O.
Frod J. Squire, Per. Soc.
NELSON'S   QUEEN
"    ENGLAND,
SONS OF ENGLAND, meets
1st and 3rd Wednesday evonlngeof
oaoh mouth at Fialernlty hull,
corner of Baker and Kootenay
stroots. Visiting brothern oora-
lallj invited.
John Watson, Secretary.
NELSON L. O. L. No. 1692 meets In Fraternity Ball on frst and third Friday evenings
of each month at 8 o'clock.   Visiting members
cordially invited.
Crawford, R.8.
Visiting members
it. Robinson. W.M.;   Wm.
NELSON LODGE  No.28, K. of P.
.moots in K. of P. ball, Oddfellows block
r*S\ovorv   Tuesday "evoning at 8 o'olook
riilA11 voting knights cordially Invited
' _      _ F. J. Bradley, O.O.
J. A.Paquettk, K. of U. and 8.
NELSON AERIE No. 22, F. O. E., meets
every second and fourth Wednesdays of eaoh
in onth. Visiting members cordially uiiit-
OharloH Pressor. 8enrotary.
OALL ON THU
NELSON VINE CO.
nnd try a bottle, a dozon, or a barrel ot
QALQARY BEER as It is the bout and
uhoapest on tho market. AIbo try our
WINES,    LIQUORS     and    CIGARS.
FRANK A. TAMBLYN. M.�����..���.
Telenbono IB. iiaknr hi,   Nelson. 11.0.
THAT PAD
Of Writing Papor won t last
long. Y ou'd bottor place another "harry up' o-derwlth
rve miner
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation,
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage.
Apply to O. lu LENNOX I sUr r't
Nelson.
No Honi Encampment No. 7. Moot* every 2nd
and 4lh Friday of oaoh month, in Odd Follows
Hall, coinor Bukor and Kootenay stroots
Nolson. A. II. Clemontu, O. P.; D.MoArthur,
R. 8.   Visiting brothers always weliwi��.
COURT KOOTENAY, I. O. F., No. SI*.
Meeting; 4th Thursday of month. Fraternal
hall, J A Irving O R.   P. 1. Fleming. R. a
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
SILVER KING MIKE
Will pay tbe highest oash nrioe for all
kinds of second band goods. Will hny
or sell anything from an anchor to a
needle. Fnrnitnre, Btoves, oarperte,
oooking utensils, bought in household
(inautitics. Also oast off clothing.
Gall and see me or write. Address
Silver Kfna Mike. Box 100, Hail
Str-Mt, Nel��n, B. O.
t,?*_,SAV.I0u.*?.8 IS?0"811' OHUBOH-Corner
Ward and Silica Sts. Sundays: Holy Communion 8 a. m.: and on tho 1st and 3rd Sundays
In tho month after Mattlnsi Mattin. at 1! a.m.j
Bunday bchool 2,30 p.m : Evensong 7.30. Daily:
Mattlns at 9.30 a. m. Thursdays and Saint?.
Daysi Holy Communion 10 a. m. Fridays:
Evensong 7\so p. in., followed by ohoir Drao-
Uoe. H. S. Akehurst, Kootor. Fred Irvine,
Goo. Johnstone, Wardens. .'Tr*
Catholic Cnuiton-CornerlWard and Hill
streets Mass ovory Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m
Benodlctlon nt 7.30 p.m.   Haas every week day
at 7.15a,m.   Rev. Father FerlandBeotor.
Phksbytkbian CHUBCH-Bervieisat U a.m.
and 7.30 p m. Sunday School at ISO rTS.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 n.m.i
Christian Endeavor Bocloty meets every Toee-
Pastor! B ���* * ��'��100'- W* W***'
MF.TiioniST CiiUKCii-Corner Silica and
Josophlno Stroota. Sorvloes at II a.m. and 7.3��
p. m.; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meetT
Ing on I hursday evoning at 8o'olook* Epwarta
League U, E   Tuesday at 8 a.m.     Rev. TBI
aa RAa'��' j<*s,,i"no street'
Salvation AHMT-Sorvio s overy evening
".'Socloch in barraoks on V olori Btroct
Adlndant. Edg-raimhe In ehanre.
Baptist Cuuhoh - Berrioea morning and
C rf?,!" i1 ft'm' an.d 7'30 P*m*i Prayer uitoU
i??T ferSda5r 0V���'**K ��t 8 p.m. the R Y
SSiiMY SSBJ-HU-t * ooIo<*. l&angeie
cnrdUUy wofoo-aod, b,t> o, j, coulter WQte,
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