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Array Prov'��ci.j Librar
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Daily Edition No. 584.
Nelson, British Columbia, Tuesday, November 28,  1899.
Tenth Year
I
GRflS PAN LOSSES
WERE VERY HEAVY
Methuen's Army Is Successful in Another
Desperate Engagement.
BATTLE IS STUBBORNLY CONTESTED
Heights Held by the Boers Were Carried With the
Bayonet���Guards  Distinguished Themselves.
Full List of Casualties Not Reported.
London, Nov. 27.���4:.!0 a. m.��� A
fresh interruption in the East African
cable service at this interesting moment has caused a cessation ot war
news. As yet the War Otlice has not
received Lord Methuen's detailed liFt
ol casualties, nor is information at
hand iegard*ng the whereabouts ot tho
Ninth Lancers, who were sent in pursuit of the Boers from Gras Pan. The
Daily Mail says that a private tele-
pram announces that the Lancers are
still scouting ahead of Methuon's advance column; but, as he announced
yesterday that he was giving his men
a day's rest, this is hardly possible.
Indeed, tbe greatest anxiety is felt,
and more, especially in view of the fact
that u Berlin journal, the Deutsche
Wane, which regularly prints Boer
communications, announced yesterday,
bet it could not bo ascertained from
Britisn sources, that the navy brigade
lost one hundred men at Gras Fan anil
that the Ninth Lancers wero captured.
It is understood thr.t the Government
bin decided to proceed immediately
with the mobilization and embarkation of a sixth division of (1,000 men
under a well known Lieutenant-Gen-
eral.
General Hildyard's achievement at
Bacon Hills is beginning to be reoog-
nizeil as oue of the best things thu cam -
P'lign has yet shown, as it has relicv-
3(1 the tension of the situation in Natal, and has brought tbe relief of
Ladysmith within measurable distance. General Buller appears to be
confident of Lord Methuen's ability
and is devoting all his energy to Lady-
smith. An attempt will be made,
presumably, to reach Oolenso in timo
to cut off the retreat, of the Boers from
Weenen over the Tugela River. It is
feared, however, that the enemy will
get, there first and destroy the bridges.
At Frero Bridge, the British found
two massive spans utterly wrecked by
dynamite, one piece weighing 22,000
pounds having been hurled  200  yards.
Sir Alfred Milner has warned the
various relief committees in Capetown
to be prepared for the arrival of 10, ���
000 refugees from Kimberley, as soon
us ihe sieRe has been raised
According to a dispatch from De Aar,
dated Sunday, the Boers had destroyed the bridge at Slriusburg the previous day, and wore being reinforced at
tint point.
of the soldiers and sailors. The executive committee of tbe American hospital ship fund lias received an anonymous gift of ��5,000 from the United
: States together with a promise of as
, much more if it should be needed.
London, Nov. 27. ���At Wellington
barracks the following telegram, undated, was posted from Colouol Crabhe.
of the Grenadier Guards, respecting
the fight at Belmont:
"The Grenadiers on the right, and
Scot Guards on the left, successfully
carried a height east of Belmont.
The battalion folly maintained the re-
mitatioii of the regiment."
The casu illy list shows that in addition to Lieutenant Fryer killed, and
Colonel Crabbe and six other officers
wounded, 21 men were killed and 8ij
wounded, with five ujaccounted fc
Lcrlin, Nov. 27.���General .limbert,
commander in chief of the Boer forces,
writing to a friend in Mndgeliurg
says:
"It is no vanity on my part to assert that wo will triumph. Wo prepared for the war. Wo knew it was inevitable. The war will probably last a
year, but I am convinced that the
blood spilled will never be upon our
children."
Capetown, Nov. 27.���A meeting of
refugees from Aliwal North, tho oon-
Btituetoy of Mr. .1. W. Bauer, the Commissioner of Publio Works, held at
QueeilBtow)', on Sunday, passed a resolution of "distrust and alarm" at
Mr. Saner'H visit, to tto border "which
has been'followed by such an outbreak
of treason and rebellion," Tbo resolution which has beon sent to Sir Alfred Milner adds:
"The refugees do not, grudge any
sacrifices provided British supremacy
is re-established."
London, Nov. 37. -Sir Thomas Lipton, in view of the fact that his steam
yacht Erin cannot be utilized by the
Qovenn cut as a hospital ship, hns
sent .2)0,000 to the Pinoess of Wales, to
be umiI at hor discretion for the bouelil
London, Nov. 27.���For the moment
the Boer invasion southward in Natal
| seems not only to have spent its force
bur to have developed into a retrograde
I movement, although with foroes so
j mobile as those of the Boers, it is difficult to snrmiso where they will appear
next. Apparently, General Clery's
advance ro the relief of Ladysmith has
really commenced. So far as ascertainable, General Hildyard's force,
which is already at Freer, must number 10,000 men and should be able to
reocenpy Colenso where it may have
to await reinforcements of artillery
aud cavalry before joining hands with
General White. General Barton now
occupies Estcourt, and Mooi River will
be occupied by reinforcements from
Pietermaritzburg.
The whole situation ha< been distinctly cleared since the arrival of
General Buller iu Natal. Though
Coabtloss the British will have many
difficulties to overcome before General
White is released. A big battle is
likely to occur at the passage of the
Tugela River and it may be expected
that tho Boers will make a stand there.
In any' case, wherever thev elect to try
to stem tho Biitish advance there will
be desperate lighting and of a sanguinary character.
The outlook in Oape Colony is not so
bright. That General Gatacre has
no easy task is proved by the latest
dispatches from Quoenstown and else-
whero, showing that the majority of
the population on the frontier have
openly declared thomselves on tho side
of the Boers. Bands of Boers aro doing immense damage over a wide area
and they have now appeared south of
Steinberg. Geueial Gatacre, however,
moves to the front today so il, iH hoped
by the Britisli the invasion will soon
be stemmed.
VICTORY AT GRAS PAN.
Loudon, Nov. 27. -Sunday afternoon
the War Uffioo posted the following
dispatch, dated Capetown, November
20," from General Forester-Walker:
"Lord Methuen reports that he moved
yesterday (Saturday) at 2:80 a. m.,
with the Ninth Regiment, the Mounted Brigades, Naval Brigade and two
batteries, the Guards following with
the baggage. Near Gras Pan, about
30 miles north of Belmont, on the railway line to Kimberley, 8,*00 Boers
with six guns and two machine guns
opposed him. The action began at 8
a m, Our batteries fired shrapnel
very accurately until the heights seemed clear. Then the naval brigade and
infantry advanced to tbo assault. Thn
filing was desperate until HI a. m.,
when the heights were earned. The
Boers retreated when the Lancers wero
sent to intercept them. The result was
not known at the time of telegraphing.
The artillery took immediate advan-
taga of the enemy's retirement.
"Early in the action ��00'Boers attacked oui rear guard. The brigade
met this and also protected the flanks.
The naval brigade acted with the
greatest gallantry and suffered heavily,
but no particulars are yet known. Tho
enemy showed the greatest stubbornness and must have suffered greatly.
Twenty were buried. It is known that
ill were killed and -18 wounded. More
than !i0 horses were found dead in one
piace. One battery fired 500 rounds.
Our forco must halt one day at Gras
Pan to rest and replenish ammunition,
The force worked splendidly an i is
prepared to overcome any difficulties. The Naval brigade, the Royal
marines, the Light infantry and the
First battalion of tho North Lancashire
regiment especially distinguished
themselves.
"Regarding Thursday's fight, 81
Boers wero killed. A large quantity of
powder, 60,000 rounds of ammunition
and 760 shells were blown up. Commandant Albrecht, chief of the Oranga
Freo Stato artillery, commanded the
Boer artillery."
The Admiralty is in receipt of the
following dispatch from Roar Admiral
Harris, dated Capetown, November
2(1:
" 1 deeply regret to report the following casualties in the action at Grus
Pan yesterday:
"Killed���CommanderEthelton of the
Powerful, Major Plumbe of the Doris,
a captain of the Monarch.
"Wounded-Flag Lieutenant Pro-
thero nf the Doris, severely; Lieutenant ,rones Of lhe Doris.
"The other casualties are not yet
known. Commander De Horsey, Captain Morgan and Lieutenant Wilson,
all of the Monarch, havo proceeded to
join the naval brigade with Lord Methuen. '���
Guy Sensor, captain of the Royal
Marines, of the Monarch, was also
among the killed.
were   in   a   very   dilapidated   condition.
Londou, Nov. 27.���No further news
respecting Lord Methuen's advance
has been received, and the absence of
official details regarding his losses creates the greatest suspense, and especially since the publication of the heavy
sacrifices endured by the naval brigade. No alarm, however, is felt as
to his position, despite the evidence
tbat the Boers intend to contest every
foot, of the way. It was known that
in the absence of sufficient cavalry ho
would be compelled to advance slowly,
and he has a preference for night or
early dawn attacks, which events seem
to have justified, the Boers being decidedly averse to darkness for their
operations.
The fact that in the Gras Pun action ono British battery fired 600
rounds proves the desperate nature of
the fight, and thero is little doubt that
the casualties wero heavy. It is now
known no gnus wero captured in the
Belmont engagement.
Meanwhile the news from Natal is
distinctly more hopeful from the British point of view. Details are rather
vague, but it seems certain the Boers
are retiring, tbat railway communication is being reopened and that the
Britisli relief forces are joining bauds.
This, taken with General Buller's arrival at Pietermaritzburg, is expected to make matters move briskly soon.
General Hildyard's reconnaissances
aro praised as a work of very great
diffloulty admirably executed
The transport Medic at rived at Capetown yesterday with thn Australian
contingent The Pinda and the Idaho
arrived there Saturday, bringing three
batteries of artillery. The Servia, with
troops, has left Capetown for htirbiui,
and the transports Mohawk and Manchester port have arrived at Durban.
The utmost activity prevails iu get-
tiug war necessaries ready for the
front. Five thousand men worked all
day yesterday (Sunday) at Woolwich
arsenal preparing stores. They have
been notified that they need not oxpect
holidays at Christmastide.
Among minor items of nows is the
rumor tbat President Kruger is suffering with Bright's disease and that his
condition is   growing worse.
Five hundred Boers attacked Kuru-
iiiiiu iu Ucehiinmilund on November 12.
Tho fighting lasted almost continuously for six days and nights, but the
Boers were finally beaten oil' with a loss
of 80 killed and 28 wounded. The
British lost one wounded and one kill
ed. The Boers suddenly disappeared
for some reason unknown.
GUERRILLA    WARFARE.
Berlin,    Nov.     27.���The     Deutsche
Zeitung publishes a   letter   purporting
to come from   General   Joubert,   and
dated at   Ladysmith,    October   27,    in
which the writer says:
"Even if we do not succeed iu preventing the concentration of General
Buller's troops, the British army will
be weakened from natural causes to
snch an extent that not more than llii,-
000 effective troops or 40,000 at tin-out
side can take the Held. The others
must be employed to protect communications, It is to be borne in mind
lhat nil only Natal, but Capo Colony,
with a baso of operations covering 485
miles, must be considered. Our bases
of supply are at home and organized
on the relay system in three directions.
To protect these does not require 100
men. If one base should be seriously
threatened, the supplies will be destroy id. A war of defense, of which
we need not think for a considerable
time, would present far greater advantages than au offensive war Wo are
at home in the highlands of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. The
Britisli will have to contest every step
under great difficulties and must be
prepared at every moment to light on
two or three fronts.
"Then will begin a guerrilla warfare which the British will not bo able
to endure. Already we have 50,000
men in the field, so wo do not need to
calculate upon a rising of the Boers in
Cape Colony and Natal. Nevertheless, if the Britisli stir up the natives
and employ them to fight us, a rising
of the whole Afrikanderdom is certain."
Capetown, Nov. 27.���The Boor prisoners from Belmont arrived this evening. The wounded prisoners went to
the military hospital aud the others to
the convent, which has been converted into a military prison. All
appeared     to   huve    lost    heart   and
St. Petersburg, Nov. 27.���The Rui-
sian newspapers anuoinice the British
charge d'affaires has informed the Russian Government that Great Britisn
has been in a state of war with the
Dutch Republic of South Africa since
October 11.
The Svet, commenting upon this,
Bay: "England, in giving this notification, withdraws her declaration
that she is not carrying on the war
but is merely subjugating   rebels "
The Novoe Vremya, which attributes far-reaching importance to flu-
British notification says: "The powers are now in a position to send not
only Red Cross agents but military
agents as well and they may judge
this a fitting time to intervene, especially as the Afrikanders are going more
and more to the Boer side."
B3ilin,Nov. 27.���Tho Rei��hsanzeiger
snys that Great Britain lias notified
Germany that sinoo October 12 a bUte
of war has existed with the two Dutch
Republics. The Koluiscbe /.eituug,
commenting upon this says:
"The announcement is of two-fold
importance. Iu the first place it proves
that England receded from her former
view point of regarding the Boers as
mere rebels; secondly, it imposes on
all Germans the duty of preserving
strict neutrality.
AS TO BILLS  OF LADING.
Railway   Shipments From tho United
States to Canada to Be Taxed.
Nnw York, Nov. 27.���Charles Treat,
collector of internal revenue for this
district today received and made public
a decision by Commissioner Wilson,
iu which ho rules that bills of lading
on railway shipments from the United
States to Canada aro liable to luxation
as export bills of lading at the rate of
10 cents for each shipment The original attempt to enforce this law wus
opposed by the Lehigh Valley and Erie
Railroad companies.
The commissioner has now oidered
the collections of this tax on all bills of
lading  thus    Insufficiently    stamped
sinco July 1,   1800.
IN VENEZUELA.
Caracas. Nov. 27.���General Cuslro
left hero this morning for Valencia,
where ho has assembled about 48,000
men to attack General Hernandez. He
will leturn Immediately, leaving General Pieter in command.
Curacas, Nov. 27.���General Hernandez has  dynamited   a   bridge   ou   the
German railroad  so  as to retard Gen,
oral Castro's advance.
MRS. HUBERT ARRESTED,
Boston, Mass., Nov. 2. ���Mrs. Hubert, in whoso houso iu East Boston,
counterfeit Canadian dies were found
und mother of the woman who went
with William Davis to Guthrie. Oklahoma, has been arresled. It is understood flint she will be taken before the
United States commissioner and held
as a witness. Davis is under arrest iu
Okliihouiu as principal in the case.
GETS FIVE YEARS
Made False Financial Statement About His Bank,
POLITICS IN MONTREAL
Mayor Prefontaine May Break Nationality
Agreement as to tbe Mayoralty.
Canadian News Items.
Montreal, Que., Nov. 27.���Evidence
in connection with the charge against
President Weir of tlie Banque Ville
Marie is all in. Donald MacMaster,
counsel for the accused, commenced
his address to the jury this morning.
It is oxpected he wi 11 conclude in time
for Solicitor General Fitzpatrick to
comment e his address in behalf of the
prosecution. Tho verdict may be reached by midnight. McMaster made a
strong appeal iu behalf of the accused
declaring that it was not likely that a
mau of Weir's age, ll, would wilfully
hecoine a criminal. He contended that
Weir, after tlie suspension of the
bank, left the institution just as it
was and culled in the services of Garland, a banket, which fact indioated
that the President had nothing to conceal, au act which proved Unit the accused was not a ciimiual.
Montreal, Nov 27. ���W. A. Weir,
president of the defunct Banque Ville
Marie, was found guilty today of sending a false and deceptive statement to
the Government of the financial
affairs of tho bank. The trial lasted
eight days. The jury only required til'
teen minutes to lind a verdict. The
penalty is live years. Tho counsel for
the defence immediately asked for ii
reserved case, argument in which will
bo heard tomorrow.
| Montreal, Nov. 27.���Much discussion
is being indulged ill here among Irish
Roman Catholics,    regarding the   next
mayoralty election, the  present Mayor
R. Prefontaine, M. P., intending, it is
alleged, to break tiie compact that each
nationality should have ils share of the
mayoralty honors. Prefontaine announces he is in the hands of the electors. The Irish, so far, are nimble to
decide upon a suitable candidate. Then-
is a good deal of stir in alderinanic
circles, both among tho present representatives and prospective   candidates.
Kingston, (int. Nov. 27.���Ellen Murphy, aged in, an imbecile, i> dead, as
llie insult of falling dnwu an elevator
in the Hotel Dieu hospital yesterday.
Georgeville,Qno Nov. 27.���K. Turner Rutledge, well known here, suicided ai i n  today.    Domestic  troubles
are believed to le the cause.
Montreal, Nov. 27, -Vivian Wur-
tele, brother of Justice Wurtule <,r the
Court of Queen's Benob, died at St.
David de Sot el, ibis morning.
Hull, Que, Nov 87.���The prelimL
nary trial of Albeit Latourelle,charged
witb murdering William Reid, nf Ironsides, is proceeding here.
AFTER THE CROOKS
Miller   Not   Yet   Found���Similar   Institutions Being Watched.
New York, Nov. 27.���The police
have as yet found no trace of William F. Miller. Letters poured in on
Deputy Chief McKellar today from all
pans of the country, written by per-
srins who had been deceived by liteia-
turc that had been sent out by Miller
and his employes. Some of the writers in their letters stated that they had
deposited from $200 to ��600.
Other syndicates conducted ulong
lines similar to the Fiankliu Syndicate are being inspected by the police
and by the district attorney of Kings'
County, All institutions conducted
on the " blind pool" basis, which
promise unusual profits are under surveillance.
According to one report Miller succeeded in making his way tn Hnbnkeu,
N. J., on the day he escaped from the
Brooklyn police and is said to have
been seen on a D. L. ic W. train, presumably en route for Canada. Other
reports have it that ho is still hiding
in New York, while many persons
believe he escaped on an outward hound
shin.
John G. Agnew.who says he is manager lor the Washington syndicate nt
sl Green Point Avenue, Brooklyn, was
taken in custody this afternoon by
detectives of the Brooklyn police
force.
STRONG BANK STATEMENT.
Hulls on New Yoik Stock Exchange
Made Money Yesterday.
New York, Nov. 87.��� People who
bought stocks on Thrirsiny aud Fri
lay found tbi- expeoted market for
hem this morning and availed them-
<elves nf  tie- opportunity to sell  out
lo   a   large   extent.     The   sub treasury
'pr rations last week made it sufficiently obvious that a strong bunk statement would be forthcoming nn Saturday, and the new stienglh in file market mi aocount nf Saturday's bauK
statement had been discounted.
CHARLES  COGHLAN DEAD.
Galveston, Texas. Nov. 27.���Charles
logblan, the actor, who   has   been ill
here since October 80, with   acute gas
tritis died this morning.   He was B6
The feeling of the citizens is  strongly  ymu ���f age    At tr���, ���,,,��� of -,������ ,,,,���.,,
he bad nearly finished  his dramatize-
In favor of weeding out the bad ele
ment, The election is to be held in
February.
Kingston, Out., Nov. 27.���Principal
Grant, who in an article iu the
"Queen's   Quarterly"  last   summer
championed the cause nf the Bows, has
since visited England in enme out
strongly in favor of the British side of
the ease lb considers tbe Boers responsible for the present war by issuing their ultimatum at a time when
the Molher Country was ready to make
peaceable terms.
Moiitiniigny, Qoe., Nov, ST.���La
Banque Natiouale yesterday was robbed of $10,000, all the fundi on hand,
presumably by tramps who secured the
necessary   tools for breaking   into  the
bank fr    the   1. C.   H.    trackmen's
shanty.
Brantford, Ont. Nov. 27.-T. II.
Preston, proprietor of The Expositor
has been chosen by the Liberals of
South Brantford to oODlest the seat
rendered vacant by the resignation of
Hon. A. S.  Hardy,  cx-l'remier.
lion of Vat ity Fair lor his daughter.
The remains will be taken   tn   Prince
Edward Island, his late summer home.
Miss Rose Coghlan, sister of the do-
ceased, is playing in Montreal this
week.
Montreal, Que., Nov 87.���Miss Rose
Coghlan was noi Informed of the death
nf her brotbi t until after thli'ovening's
performance of tbe "Wbite Heather."
When Mr. Sullivan broke the news
tn her she completely collapsed, the
services if u physician being required.
W1IIIEMAN   IN JAIL.
Chicago, in.,   Nov.   87.���Alonso J.
Whiteman. formerly Statu Senator ill
the Minnesota Legislature and prominent in politics in that state, who disappeared utter 'icing BOnvioted of forgery in this city, and who was recently re-arrested in New Yotk, was
taken to tbe House nf Coireetion to
day to serve u sentence of two years.
Mont teal, Nov. 87. ���Angusto Lizzottc
aged 88,englneei al Paquette's sawmill
was killed by the bunting of a steam
pipe this morning. Two others wire
scalded but not futally.
Toronto, Out., Nov. 27.-While service was in progress at the Salvation
Army Barracks last evening, Elizabeth
Stiiisnii.an unmnnicil woman,agr-n 40,
dropped dead from heart failure.
FIVE YEARS AND A FINE.
Wilmington. Del,, Nov. 27.���Monty
Cole of Sherbrooko, Que., the young
dental student of tho University nf
Pennsylvania who was found guilty of
manslaughter on Saturday in causing
the death nf William Montague, in
May last, was toduy sentenced to five
years iniprisniiment and to pay a Hue
nf |600,   '
RUSSIA   AND   PERSIA.
London, Nov.87. ���The St. Petersburg
COrreipOUdenl of   the   Daily   Mail   ns-
-,iti,   that   the   Russian   and   Peisian
Ottawa, Nov, 27. ���Lady Minto. who   (inveriiiiu nis have signed an agreement
has been uhseiit in England for the lull   prolonging   for  10 years   Russia's rail-
six weeks, urrived homo  yesterday.      iway construction monopoly in   Persia. I
NELSON DAILY MINER, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28,  1899.
Nelson Daily Miner;:
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j 1. J   UEATON, Editor and Manager.
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ue and Sir Charles
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TELEPHONE     NO.     144.
GETTING IMPATIENT.
insurance against measles, or bicycle
accidents, or mail dogs, but against
such risks us men are obliged to lake
who go out to fight as soldiers. If it
does not provide against all of theso, it
does against the worst ot them, and
that is all that was intended. It was
magnificently generous in intention
and execution, and he is a poor spirited person who would attemct to belittle it. However, if the organs are
honestly concerned because it docs not
go far enough to cover all risks, perhaps
tbey will hunt up some friend of the
Government who will contribute the
balance necessary to make it complete.       	
The British Public oan be as unreasonable as any ether when it yields itself to lhe humor of it, although there
is no othei that can keep its bead so
steadily under trying eiroumtsauces.
Just now it is fretting itself into a
temper because everything in South Africa is not going as smoothly and favorably as it could wish. It is said
that Clory's march to Ladysmith isdo-
layed because of the want of cavalry ;
why was there not a generous support
of cavalry sent forward with tho very-
first of the troops? asks the impatient
British Public. Some Boer guus can
outrange those against them; why was
not the War Department prepared with
the best, the most modern, the most
effective of artillery, and of quick firing guns, and of everything else required, for tbat matter? The Boers
are overrunning Natal; why did the
Government wait until the eleventh
hour before preparing for the fight
they knew had to come* No word
from Mafeking; no word from Kimberley ; none from Ladysmith ; Estcourt
cutoff; wires cut everywhere; railways made impassable, and those impudent Boers lording it all over the
land. It was badly managed from the
beginning, and some one deserves a
thorough wigging for it. Thero is a
disposition to fall upon Lord Wolseley.
The great Blitish Public is more than
ir mated, and another week of anxieties
would cause the most violent explosion
of feeling experienced since the days
of the Crimea.
All this, we maintain, is unreasonable. A good reason was given why
the Government did not pour troops
into South Africa before they did. and
as Loid Salisbury explained nt the
Mansion House dinner, nothing wonld
have been gained even if they had taken action earlier. Kruger was 011 the
watch, and wonld simply have hastened his ultimatum. An ocean voyage of
six thousand miles would have given
him a month's advantage in nny case.
Instead of complaning, we should rejoice that the situation is not worse
than it is, and if the Boer forces had
been well handled it would he worse,
much worse. Thoy outnumber us three
or four to ono, and aro on their own
ground ; the wonder is our foi cos have
held their ground as well as tbey are
doing. We think the results so far are
the highest possible testimony to the
skill and valor of the British.
Glory is not many days now from
stiiking a blow, and Methuen, after
bis brilliant success of Saturday, ought
to bo within sight of Kimbeiloy. All
bus gone well, and before the close of
thu week we should bo getting tidings
of successes that will restore the British Public to its wonted reasonableness.
This was at Belmont: "The Boers
hoisted a white flag over the second
position, whereupon Lieutenant Wil-
loughby, of the Coldstream Guards,
stood up and wns immediately shot
down The Boers twice repeated tbe
same tactics. " If Buller did the right
thing he would aeiid out orders that in
all future engagements no quarter
should be given. Men who can act as
treacherously as this should bo treated
as wild beasts.
THE SLOCAN HOSPITAL.
Editor Miner:
Sir,���In fairness to the Sandon Miners' Union, I wish to deny tbe renort
which appeared in The Miner of the
24th inst. regarding a novel proposition made by that corporatioon to the
New Denver hospital. I would further state that no direct advance or
proposition whatever has been received
from the Miners' Union relative to the
hospital here.    Yours tiuly,
.1. E. BROUSE, M, D.
Now Denver, Nov.  25th.
Removed!
We have removed our
TOYS
AND
MUSIC
TO THE
OPERAHOUSE
BLOCK
Next Door to the Postofflce
Canada Drug
& BOOK 60.
J. E. ANNABLE
Real Estate
Fire Insurance
Life Insurance
Money to Loan
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK,
Nelson, R- C
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Portland, Me.
Dominion Line "Oambroman" J>ec. 2
Dominion Lino "Vancouver   1Jeo.ro
Allan Line "Parisian"'.    e0-   -
Allan Line "Numidtan   j.    ..net. u
From Ne�� York
White Slur Line "Germanip"  nee. 6
While BUir Line "Tootonlo  Nov. S��
Cunard Lino ' fimbria" j*"-'15   ���
Cuuard Line "Campania uoo, i
Not-Ill (leriii-in I.loyil "Snalo  Her;.   o
lleil BI ir Line "Noo-dlond    000,  0
American blue "St. Paul"  ...    goo, li
From BoBton
Doniir.lonUno "Canada" ......Dec. H
Pmwagoa arranged to and from all European
noinlH For rates, tiekolt' and full iiifinimlion
anplytoC P, It, depot agent or 0 F. Beaaley,
Citv Rassenirot Agont, Nel-on. H.'
W. P. F. CUMMINGS,
nennral A��ent.C!P I' nntw-   Wlnntprg
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
THORPE & CO., Limited.���Corner Vernon anrl t*edor Streets, Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers in aerated
waters and fruit syrups. Sole age'iits for Halcyon .Springs mineral water.
NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY
���X. M. Omniums, U)8Sr.��, Kvcrj Known
variety of soft dunks. P, O. Box 88. Tele
phone No, 81.   Hoover .Street, Nelson.
UDSON'S BAV
COMPANY.
U
CIGARS
Kc
OOTENAY CIGAR Mi-G, OO.-L'or
nor iiak.ii-ana rfu.llsirooiu, .Nnis.-ir. man-
ulttotaror-r of " 'loyal Seal" and " Kooieua;
liuilo" brand of olgars,
COMMISSION MtnCHANTS
EVANS & 00.���Baser Stroot, Nel
in, wliorUKtuu dealers in liquors, etgiri
comont, lire b'lok anrl ttroolay, water pipe am
tool rails nud general oommlssion uiorcb ri'is
H.J
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity of lhe Drugs and Mediolnea
ndmiuisteved to tha patient i�� tho most
essential element in tbo Ruccossful treat-
men* of disease. Prescriptions are compounded hy US from absolutely Pure
Drugs In perfect condition, and the physician's skill will not be nullified by old
nnd impotent drugs.
Our stocks of requisites for
The Toilet
The Nursery
The Sick Room
Are complete.   Your patronage solicited.
Nurses'   Directory.
For the convenience of Physicians and
Nuivrs, wo have established a Nurses'
Directory, and in order to have it, complete, request all Xuisesjo send in or call
and   leave their names   and   addresses.
LUMBER.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
ROUGH AND
DKESSED LTJMLEK,
SHINGLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH DOCiH
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Telephono US.    P.O. Box 225.    Baker Street.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards, KELSON and LARDO
HEAD  OFFICE
itTEir-soiLsr.
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
HAKI) OOAL
(ANTUKACXTK)
GROWS NES
(DAL
$9.95 PC Ton
1 $6.15 per Ton
DELIVERED.
C.W.WEST&C0.
GRAIN, HAY AND CLRLALS
RACKMAN <�� KEN MILLING G *
1.IMITKI1. Krom Si root, Noisou. IVllOtf
tale dealers In 11 rut*. moAta, eic., una ha;
and grain. Mills, .t. Kdinonton, Victoria m..
New Wostminstei', Elevators on Calgary ..
Edmonton Railway.
BF
F.   MOTION.     Wlioloml
n nnd reed,   tip
oaripad lots to all Kootonay points
GEO 
(irain and feed.   sJpecial Quotation
Ha.
GROCERIES
A MACDONALD fit CO.-Con.er   Ver-
���   nun ami Jusopniut) mreels, wholesale
proaera and jobber* in blannets, glove*, nilue,
bootK,  rubbers, maokinawa ana miners' huh
dries.
KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO. Umitkd-
Vonion btreet) Nelson, importers, wholesale grocers.
iOBPORATF'1 >$7q
*
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
TELEPHONE 88.
Every Man
likes to dress in Fashionable B"d
nice Fitting Qorments if be jan
ilo so nt a reasonable) price. My
Full nnd Winter Samples are uow
complete in Suitings, Overcoat! */.
uml Funny Vesting*, Give inr r
call and 1 will quote you prh.:s
tbat will astonish yon.
Ladies' Tailoring   in   nil   its
branches, n specialty.
P.1
BURNS A CO- Bakor Btreet, Nelson,
wholesale dealers In fro.^li tuirl ouren
moats.  L'ottt Btorago,
WEST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO'
���Baker Street. Nelson,   Wholesalodeal
crs ill fro-h aud cmcil moats.
HARDWARE &  MINING  SUPPLIES
H BYERS A CO. Corner Baker awl
m Josephine StreoU, Nolson, wholesale
dealers in hardware uml mining bupplies,
Agents for tiiinit Powder Oo.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO'Y.
l.iMiTKD-Bakor Btreet, Nelsou, wiioio-
saledoalors in hardwaroand mioirg supplies,
plumbers'and tinsmith's BuppUos.
NELSON HARDWARE   CO.-Whole
sale paints una oils.
IMliK l|> THipliu,,,. s���
13 II Vim ��ma    .    t  ,
"Snsrs's  Pale Ale.
Guinness' Foreign Stout
Prewry's   Golden   Amber
Ale.
Schtiiz Milwaukee Beer.
Poipiriion Prewery Porter.
Poi-nii-Jon
Prewery
Ale.
Ill-
All (lieabove Rood* In 1 ivi-,��� <n mits
sol<l by tlie BOTTLE, IXI/.I \, CASK ur IIAK-
Stevens
The
Tailor
Rooms 1 and 11
Clements-Hlllyer Block
There has been 11 county of Elgin in
(In tarin since there wns an Ontario,
and long beforo when it was Upper
Canada, Since the earliest days of
Parlianientray government it has been
returning members. Many years
back it was cut into two, and each
part elected a monilier to the Dominion Parliament and another to tbe
Provincial Legislature. During all
that tinin live members were unseated
for corrupt practices, all Conservative.
A local paper gives their names, and
as against these live it puts the one
Liberal, Macnish, and adds: "The
bald facts are more eloquent ns to
whose record is the purer than whole
columns of argument. " The Toionto
Globe quotes this with approval. It
wonld be hard to conceive anything
more hypocritical. The Mncnisli election wns allocking in the corruption
nnil fraud that attended it; tho moral
sense of the country was outraged by
it. The list of five compiled as an otY-
set is made up of ordinary cases of bribery by agents. A million suoh oases
would not equul in enormity, and in
danger to the institution of freo elections, the practices employed to return
Macnish.
Just the Thing
for Foreign mail
NEW
X MAS CARDS
WITH
LOCAL VIEWS
of Nelson and
neighborhood.
Tuonisoii Slaiionery Go., Lti
NELSON, B. C.
Tin re Is n title   In the nfl'iilr* ol' man
which taken ;ti the Hood ivmu mi io r-r*
(iiiie,    SlinlLt'Hpri-B'i-.
DO
YOU
FULLY
REALIZE
That you are today in llie most likely
paitofl.be world in whioh to make a
fortune? Why not stop and consider
this?
1 BUYANYTHING
From a steam boat
to a baby's rattle.
Everything bus a
value at my store.
House   and   lot   fer
business part of city.
pale,   close   to
Price $'2,(101).
PROSSER,
Ward St., Bet. Baker and Victoria.
Mining stocks
Bought and Sold.
We have several snaps   in   House
property:
'.i Kooms and u!t,ic,2 lots, corner Stanley.. $1, frfO
���I Rooms, 2lots, lovely situation 1,000
4 Hooms. nice cottage. Improved lot,    DOO
5 Roomb, Rtone foundation, collar full nizo 1,550
0 Hooms, Vernon street, '1 lots, excellent
value  1,1)50
(J Hoon.s. down town, new, all conveniences, rented at $30  2,150
8 Rooms, large verandah, 2 lots, dead
cheap 3,300
8 Hooms, i.i 11 conveniences, l* lots, new  '2,600
GEORGE   GURD,
With F, L. OSLHE,
MARA  BLOCK   BAKER  ST.
Real Estate b Mines-
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
. _. l.'oniei
phino BtrOOt-a, Nelson,
wholesale dealers in Liquors cigars and dry
goods. Agents for iMbsi. Brewing Co, of Milwaukee and. Oalgary Brewing Oo. of Oalgary.
TURNER,   BEETON   &   CO.
Vernon   ami Josephine
H
UDSON'S BAY OO.-Wholraalo -fro-
ceriiw anil liquora, me, Baker tit., Nelson.
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE & FRUITS
JY   GRIFFIN   *  CO.-^oilier   Vernon
���   nnd .iosi!|iliiii<j btroetB, NiiIhud, wholosalQ
tUi&tera in provlaloos, onred meats, butter and
ems.
SASH AND DOORS
ELSON    SAW    AND    PLANING
MILLS,  UMlTBD���Corner Kront  ana
Hull 8truuiH, Nelsou, inanufaoturera of und
wholesale dealers In sash aud doors; all kiudu
of factory work niaili: lo order,
N
ACETYLENE GAS
VANSTONE'S DRUG STOPS. -Cor.
nor Josephine and Haker Stft-ote, Agts.
for Calcium Carbide aud Welland Acetylene
Ga- Machine Co.
ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
WF. TEETZEL & CO- Comer Haker
��� and Josephine Streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers iu a��sayer's supplies. Agents for
Denver Firo Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.
20 ��o Discount
Until cleared we will
give 20 ��/0 discount
on every Jacket in
stock.
We   urn   surpriHed    The    Vmicuuver
Wurl 1 filimild join with   thn   morn uu-
Horupnloai of the  organs iu depreciating the generom not ot Hir OhurlnH!
Tupper mid hin friend in providing an j
iusurnncn   for   the   Canadian   runt in- i
gent.    If Thu World desired   to   inako
Itself more Holid wilh Its party it might j
have selected HOino   liotlCT ground llnui
thin wretched attaok.    Because the in -
Hurance is not agaiiiHt  every  poilible
MARTIN O'REILLY k CO.
TERMS   CASH.
KOOTENAY^FEE^
Our Fresh Boasted Coffee of Host
Quality, as follows:
Java and Arabian Mooba, por pound �� M
.Iiivh tinit Mocliti Mlcliti, :i polliuln  100
Fine Santos i pounds  100
Santos lilniirl, ii pounds  l 00
Our Bpoolal Blond, 8 pounds  l 00
Our Klo Roast, 0pounds  1 IX)
A Till II, ORDKB HOI.H III [��.
Sai.kshoo.mh :
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOCK, W.  BAKER ST.
MEL50N, - O.  C.
Nelson Employment Agencv
WANTED.
mi rnilrond men, whip today. Muckers. Woodohoppers, Two waitresses,
Nurse Gill,
CONTRACTS   TAKEN    FOR    DIAMOND
(.'OHIO  IiKILI.INO.
J. H. LOVE, Agt     Baker Bf
Big Horn, 0ne -^ lhe most
�� ' promising prospects
in   the   Ymir   District.    A   limited
amount pooled stock now on sale.
Tena and      and others worked
Mary  Belle '/>' ^ rvJf,*"rn
J Canada Gold Mm-
infcf Co., is one of the safest buys on
the  market.    Thorough   inspection
cordially invited.
-CALL ON-
H. A. PROSSER,
BROKER.
Ward Htroet. uml get in on tlm ground door.
OorroBpondonoo Bolioited.  No Wild cut.-,.
The Nelson Soda Water Factory
are the snle agents for
Kootenny for
St. Lei Hit Spfinis Uu
Ht. Leon Hot Springs are
nitun'etl   tlnee   miles   this
sideof llnleyr n Hot Springs
ami the curative power of
its waters is great r than
Unit of nny other Springs
in the Dominion,   Put up
by us in liol ties or syphons,
Supplied fresh dally,
Nelson Soda Water Factory.
N. H. CUriMINS, Lessee.
Parisian Hair Dressing
Parlors
Aro now open, a lui-no assortment of Hair
({ oiIh, K-iclnl Troatmeuta and llidr Tonto.
Lddlss i-lioiiiii not im without our RosoOroams
Itootn 1, Viuloriu Building.
FOR MACHINERY F. J, BRADLEY & 00,
WIRE ROPE AND ROPEWAYS
JiUiich'.-i'tand Hulihikj byatoms.
WATER TUBE BOILERS
Bctboook ami Wilcox, oto.
GAS and OIL   ENGINES,
FLEXIBLE METALLIC TUBING, oto,
App,ytoJ.0.T,0R0FTS,M.i.MK.
"fflg&Sg? NELSON, B, 0.
Or to Fergusson &. Ckofth, Vancouver
KNOINKICKS AND  AGENTS,
ESTIMATES.    PLANS.    REPORTS.
PAINTERS anil
DECORATORS.
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY.
HlliJlliTHWill    llllll    It   ll
lliiiiro with Bradley &. Oo
thoir advantage to
on l'liinljitu.
City Employment Office
12 Stevens Street,
Spokane, - - Wash.
Tulophonc Front DU,
Send  Us Your   Orders for  Help.
REISTERER^ &   CO., Up to Date!
Brewers of Fine linger
Beer nnd Porter,
Drop in and see ns.
NELSON,
B, C.
Wo aro showing somo Handsomely Trimmed Millinery
this week. Don't mitts seeing it,
Mrs. McLaughlin.
Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOAIS AT
REASONABLE   PRICES,
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
C. A- PROSSER,   Manager.
THE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C, and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeinp:
Establishment.
S. I). PIEBKB Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clolhing cleans 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
Hrill- .if ''itirhi- llr,I.i. mimi:,
Fraternity Hall
Cor linker .V Konli-iin.v sit.
can he rented for Conceits, Leotures.
Dances, Banquets and every kind of en
tcitiiiiiiiient. Good ante-rooms, cloak
rooms. Kitchen and dining room furnished,   For term   apply
DK. B. O. AUTUUll, Oity
Hudson's Bay Stores
West Baker St., Nelsou.
Telephone 18.
CANADIAN
AND SOO LINE.
The direct route from
KOOTENAY COUNTED
to all points
EAST   and   WEST.
First-Class Sleepers on nil trains tram
REVELSTOKE & KOOTENAY LDW.
TOURIST OARS puss MedicineHat
ilniiy lor St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays fur
Montreal and Huston.
Snnie cms pass Revelstoke one day
earlier]
Daily.
28.00 Lv.
CONNECTIONS
To and from Robson, RoBslnnd,
Kx. Sun. Ex. s"��-
7.10 Lv.        NELSON Air.10.40
18.00 Lv.dally NKLSON daily Arr.21.40
Morning train connects f r nil peiuia
in BOUNDABY COUNTRY.
Evening train oonnects to snd from
Main Line nnd points north, and (ex.
Sun.) from all points in BOUNDARl
OOONTBY.
KOOTENAY KIVKlt ROUTE,
Str. Moyie Dnity,
NELSON        Arr. 10.20
Oonnects   Kootenny    Landing ��itli
Crow's Nest Branch trains both ways,
KOOTBN AYLA K K K ASL0 U0UTB,
Kx. Sun. Sir. ICnkni      Ex.ijwi
1(1.00 Lv. NKLSON        Arr. U.��l
Tue., Tlmr., Hut., to Aigenta una
ret., leaving Kuslo at 20k.
SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS.
,,    u ICx. Sun.
Kx. Sun. '���   ,. .���,
9.00 Lv. NKLSON Ar. H~u
4 his NELSON to ROSSLAND bis 4
For ratos and full Information aiirm w��"
oht local agent, or
O. K. IlEASLKY City Pasiongor AkoiI
It. VV
W. F. AN1IKHSON,
Truv. Puns. Aiteuti,
Nelf-n
DitEW, Agout,Nel-in
K.J.l'OVI.K
A  0. P. AS��"
Vnnnfl" *
Spokane Fails &���
Northern \_V__>
Miilaon   A  Fort
8hepjardJL��'
Red JV-ountainRlV'
The only   all   rail   ^%^Z
cham-e of curs between *___?_������
Ronslai.il and Spokane and Rossianu
(DAILY.
Lv.  e.l5a.m.NEMON A^6.20p.n;
Lv.lL28a.m.BOSSLANUW[nl|
Lv,   81fi a.m. SPOKANJi. ar.u    ���
Train that tont*^__0__v,\i
makes close oonneotions Bt Bpo����
illl Coast Points. T,. ���..,,,,) HonnJ*
Pasnencers for K^^'^-hW*'
ary Creek,ootineot at Marcus
Daily. .
JACKSON, G- P. * rAVMB
Spokiuie   vv""u
G, K. TACKAUURY,
Agent, Nelson, ����� ^
II. A.
, ���������BHHBHHLMB
I
NELSON DAILY MINER, TUESDAY,   NOVEMBER 28,  1899
0. P. E. EXTENSION
THE BRANCH LINE PSOM BALFOUR
TO NELSON.
Numerous Tenders in for the Work, With
Contractors Eagerly Awaiting the
Company's Award.
For the past couple of weeks several
railway contractors have been making
Nelson their headquarters, anrl day by
ilny their anxisty appears to be ("rowing as to tlie fate of their tenders, now
under consideration,for the building of
the branch of thfl C. P.R. from a point
opposite Balfour to Nelson. There
was a doubt on tbe minds of local contractors ns to whether their tenders for
tho work would bo entertained, bnt
this was settled by a telegram from
President Sbiragbnossy announcing
that he was anxious to receive bids
from loonl men. In compliance with
tins announcement, there was a great
deal of figuring done, and several tenders wore forwarded. What the
amounts are it is of course not safo to
say, but thero seems to be a very general impression among railway builders that a certain firm have more tenders than one submitted. Tho piece of
road tn be built presents no great engineering diffloulty, but there is a serious obstruction from Fi-e-Mile Point
to Nelson. This piece o( ground is
covered by the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway, whoso tracks hug the
lake shore almost the entire distance,
aud scarcely leavo room for another
parallel line.    It is   thought that   the
0. P. R. will secure the '.ight ol way
over this section, and thus simplify
matters. On the work from Five-Mile
Point to Balfour the local tendering
lias been done. Rumor has it that if
the lowest man gols it, he won't make
much, as figuring has heen very close.
As a contractor observed yesterday,
"I rather have the contract than that
the contract should have me," and so
Baying he intimated that tin contract
would huve a certain contractor ii the
figures hinted at wore correct. How-
1 ver it is not probable that any decision will be arrived at before December
1, and until then suspense will continue to reign.
COLUMBIA & WESTERN RAILWAY
Formal Opening of the Line Through
the Boundary Country.
Mr. F. W. t'eters, assistant general
freight agent of the ('. P. R. i.i issuing invitations to the representative
men of the country for a trip over the
Columbia & Western Railway, through
the Boundary District. This brunch
is said to have cost more than any
piecBjOf line on the whole system of
the 0, P. R. and is pronounced by all
who have travelled over ir. an ideal
road. It has been but recently completed, and,as is generally known,rims
through a section of couulry whose
mineral richness is undoubted and
whose growth is phenomena], even in
the West. The Nelson contingent will
leave here at 7 o'clock on the morning
of December 7th, uml will he joined
by the representatives from Kaslo,Sandon, New Denver, etc. Special cars
will be luu from Vancouver, carrying
lhe Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster,
Nunaimo and the rest of the Coast
contingent. Tho good people of Grand
Forks, Columbia, Greenwood and
Phoenix nre preparing to give the visitors a warm welcome, and with Mr.
Peters chaperoning the party the trip
will doubtless be made as interesting
as possible. Accommodation is liniit-
e I to about 150 iu all, so that the matter of selecting truly representative
men has been by no moans an easy or
enviable tusk. Mr. Peters would ho
anxious to have as many as possible,
but then a greater number might prove
too big n batch for the towns to be
visited to accommodate. The Boards
of Trade, City Councils, and repress-
iirtive merchants of each place are on
lhe list of invited guests.
COAL OFFICE CHANGED.��� The
Lethbridge Gait Coal office bus been
moved to the building occupied by C.
D. J. Christie, on Baker S'rent, where
all orders for coal will receive prompt
attention. All persons indebted for
conl are rcquesed to settle by 1st of
December. Hereafter all Gait coal will
be sold for cash only, W. P. Tierney,
General Agent,
FOR SWEET CHARITY'S SAKE.
Conoert at the Opera House Last Night
By the Smiley Co.
Tho extreme inclemency o' the
weather prevented very many fiom attending tho musical and literary treat
provided at tho Opera Houso last night
by the Smiley Concert Co., but the
proceeds, which go in aid of tlio Hospital funds, will not, it is hoped, suffer,
us many of the absentees had secured
tickets. Miss Mildred Walkor, tho soprano, wns suffering from a severe
cold, but nevertheless got through
her numbers very effectively. She was
enooro'l a couple of limes, but us she
was evidently suffering, tho audience
did not insist, taking a grateful acknowledgement in lieu of a solo. Miss
Riidgoland was heard to great advnn-
tu e. und was obliged to give a second
number iu each.case. Her "Lullaby
Baby" was particularly fine. Mr.
Smiley'I   recitations   aud   impersona
tions were highly enjoyable. He very
wisely devoted his attention to the
comic eleircnt, which proved decidedly
taking. However, his, renderiug of
"The Revenge," that historic poem
descriptive ot the battle with the
Spanish, proved him capable of hand, i
ling the serious and dramatic vein, :
"The Humors of Music," and "How-
to Propose, " were productive of great
mirth. Those whn were kept aw-iy by
the rain inissdd a treat.
AT THE HOTEL HUME.
R. McQuire, Molly Gibson mine;
D. W. Moore, Trail; A. McKillop, St.
Hyacinth; J. Ross. Toronto; J. N.
Holland,  Vancouver; W.  N.   Tennant
Medioine Hat; J. M. M. Beuedum
and wife, Silverton ; Grotbe JakasBen,
New York; Mrs.Shields, New Denver;
L. Hancock,Spokane; Hibbard Dafour,
Grand Forks; Fred C. Jones, Toronto j
0. D. Ooultar, Spokane; James Bever-
i'lge, Vancouver; .7. F, Collum. Wei-
leslev, Mass.
New York Counts on the half shell
at thn Oyster Bay Lunch counter,
JOHN SPEAR, Ward Street.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Floyd R. Manly, mayor of Grand
Forks, and Mrs. Manly, eanio in last
night, aud reigstered at the Hume.
Although early In the season Christmas goods are being shown in the windows of nearly all the stores catering
to this trade.
When the Hudson's Bay On., open in
their new store.corner Baker and Stanley Streets, dry goods will be an additional branch of the businoss.
In the County Court yesterday before
Judge Forin, the case of Harrison,
charged with an unmentionable offence
at Fernie, was dismissed on nolle
prosequi.
Messrs. Marpole and Brown, the C.
P. R. officials who made the deal with
thfl City in reference to making Nelson a divisional point, arc expected in
town tonight.
The only case before Police Magistrate Crease yesterday morning was
ono of vagrancy. The vug failed to
show that lie had any ostensible means
of livelihood, and was given 24 hours
to clear out of town.
Tho tickets for the Smelter Band
dance on Friday are out, and are already being enquired for, The best ot
muMo will be provided, the floor will
be guaranteed to be good and everything points to this function being the
success it deserves.
At the Couuty Court yesterday Albert Theodore shersadeu and William
Alvin Pfeiffer, both United States citizens, and Herman Oliver, a native of
Germany, took out their naturalization pnpeis and swore allegiance to tho
Queen and country.
'ill.- local minstrels have fixed Wednesday December li as the occasion upon which tbey will make their debut
for the season. There is au excellent
programme under rehearsal, so that
all who take in the show may be assured of a very enjoyable time.
The following cases are entered for
hearing before Justice Martin, at Nelson, ou December 4: Vanstoiie vs.
Huckworth, Hill vs. Murray, Louden
vn. Mnores, Dockstrader vs. banks,
Bodwell vs. Knslo, Lawruuco vs. Hall
Mines. Bigelow vs. LaBau, Fletcher
vs. Marks, Marshall vs. Sandilands.
These are adjourned cases held over
from last sitting of the court.
A young man named Charles Williams, son of the foreman at the Poor-
man mine, was admitted to the General Hospital yesterday afternoon suf-
ering from n broken leg. Williams
was engaged loading ore and fell from
the wagon. A quantity of the rock
fell on him breaking the leg below tbe
kneo and otherwise injuring him.
When brought to the hospital the broken
bono protruded through the skin.
Somo person nr persons at present
unknown, effected an entrance to the
Royal Hotel early on Sunday morning and carried off the nickel-in-tlio-
slot machine which prior to tbat date
used to deoorote the counter in the
olllce. There were several dollars
worth of nickels in the machine nt the
time, and the thief is doubless congratulating himself on securing a royal
flush. A glass case filled witb choice
cigars which lay on tho counter with
the slot machine, was not touched.
McBeath & Co.   havo  finished their
contract for sewerage and waterworks
pine laying, and the job is pronounced
satisfactory. Only a little filling remains to be dono at the head of Stanley Street, and Ibis is left Opi n that
some private connections may be
made. Dnrinc the progress of the
work n great deal of gnnibn was encountered, which delayed operations
and detracted from the ^profits of the
job.
Some couple of weeks ago John Kerr,
oontraotor,  was lined  fUSO and costs for
making water connections with the
main, not having the usual pern,it
from the propel autiorities to do so.
The fine wus imposed by Messrs. J.
A. Turner and W. A. Jowett, the presiding magistrates, after a cmeful
hearing of tho case. An appeal was
lodged, and this was heard at County
Court yesterday by Judge Forin, Mr.
Galliher appearing for the City and
Mr. Taylor for the appellant. B\ idence
similar to that   adduced   before the
magistrule.o.wns gone into, and Judge
Forin decided that the fine was excessive, and reduced it to fl, the appellant to pay costs.
Thn cases listed for the present session of the County Court which opened yesterday are : Hunter vs. Martin,
linindor vs. Baokliffe, Manly vs. Arlington, Thnrstull vs. Tattersell. Mur-
phv vs. Brandon, Buchanan vs. Ymir
Min-is, Webster vs Ymir Mines, McLaughlin vs. Kelly, Maglio vs. Little,
Palmquist vs. Holbrook, Unimex vs.
Stutter, and Mulligan vs. McLaren. A
great deal of Interest is attached to the
cuse of Buchanan and Webster against
the Ymir Mines, which bus been fixed
for Saturday morning. The plaintiffs
lire two miners who were brought from
Sudbury to work in the Ymir mine.
They signed a contract for six months,
but only worked a few days. They nre
now suing for wages, the defence being that thoy are not entitled to any
pnv as thoy broke their contract.
Jt has been decided to select ns a
forty-acre park site the grounds at Mc-
Leods' ranch, which tbe City Engineer
decides to be the more acceptable of
tbe two sites offered. This is the land
which the O. P. R have undertaken
to deed the Oily for the purpose named.
Tin' holiday sto?k of silver goods aud
silver novelties has arrived at J. J.
Walker's, and is nicely displayed in
window,in cabinet* and in show cases.
Mr. Walker has made great preparations for the holiday trade of Nelson
and one can find thousands of beautiful and suitable presents in his stock.
i,it,i''ii,'i'i'i'iituii'iiuuiiUiiiiitiUiuiiUiiuuiiuuii:munuuuiiiiuuuiiii'j
Bennett's Improved J
Safety Fuse I rubbers now
As   Supplied    British   Admiralty. |3
THE GRANBY SMELTER.
Nearly Three  Hundred Jtfen Are Employed.
Grand Forks, B. C, Nov. 27.���
Nearly 800 men are employed in the
construction of the Granny smeltei,
which will be in operation about
March 1, lilOO. The reduction works
represent an investment of (800,000.
From the dam across the Kettlo River
to tho superintendent's residence, a
distance of fully ono mile, there are
everywhere gangs of workmen, pulling
engines, piles of lumber, loaded teams,
and everything that makes a busy and
inspiring spectacle uf industrial thiilt
ano activity.
The construction of the dam is itself
a big undertaking, Owing to lecent
protracted rains the water has been
higher than usual this fall, and conse
quently work has been somewhat hindered and delayed. But the dam is
now moro than half way across tbe
river and the worst of the work is
over. The structure will be much
broacer and linger than generally supposed, in fact, it is of immense proportions and evidently thore to stay. A
team engine has beeu rigged up on the
center of the dam, which conies up
flush with the water, and this is kopl
busy pumping water from the excavation being mado below. An immense
amount of heavy timbers is being
used, and these ara piled up in all directions, milking the place look like a
lumber yard. Two or three temporary
buildings have been erected for the
accommodation of tho men euiplovcd
ou the work.
A TEKK113LE WEAPON.
New Gun Which is Beiug Supplied to
the British  Navy.
A Woolwich correspondent states
that in accordance with the reconi-
meudation of Parliament, the Britisli
Navy is heiug strengthened by the addition of a new gun which will ensure
tbe supremacy of Great, Britain over
the seas for many years to come. It
is known as the 12-incb steel and wire
gun, and is not only the best weapon
which the Royal Navy has ever had,
but is far superior to any gun possessed
by any foreign navy. It weighs 50
tons, is 41 feot long, and has a muzzle
velocity of x".:iti7 feet per second. The
projectile weighs 850 pounds, the
bursting charge being 841 pounds, and
the firing charge lli7;a pounds of cordite. The Admiralty have ordered 150
at a cost of ��10,000 each. Of theso 150
have been completed, and BOO are still
in   the hands of the contractors.
Each man-of-war will oany four of
those formidable weapous, and when
the navy is supplied Ihey will be issued to ports on the soa fronts.
The now gun will be the heaviest in
the service, and will take the place of
the 110-ton, 100-ton,and SO-tou guns, of
which no more are to be mado.
Tho best Kiupp gun can lire a shot
twelvo und a half miles, and the United Stales Government are constructing
a monster gun, which, it is said, will
can') a heavy shot 21 miles.
The new British naval gun, though
loss than half lhe weight of the American weapon, mounted on the heights
of Dover, oan, however,drop a shell on
the shores of France, a distance of a
little more than 22 miles. No accuracy
of aim could, ol course, be obtained or
maintained at this long distance, the
effective range hiring 1(1,0(10 yards, or
between u:ue and ten Miles. ��� Irish
Times.
A CLOSE RACE.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 2?. ��� licit
Repine, Of Nashville, won the 48-hOUr
bicycle race. Final score at 1 :.I0: Repine, 1)111 miles, four laps; Julius, 001
miles three laps; Miller, Dill miles.two
laps; Lawson, 980 miles, 10 laps; Waller, IMIO miles, seven laps.
Defective
Glasses.
Glasses
exactly
right two
years ago
may be far
from right
to-day.
The eyes change.  We will
examine your eyes free, and
will only recommend a change
if absolutely beneficial.
Patenaude Bros.,
OPTICIANS,
Nelson, B, C.
White Countered
G-utta Percha.
Will Not Crack or Break.
Absolutely safe  in all   weather     [3
conditions.
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Minimizes    risk    from    firing-  fuse
Everything to recommend it.
Ask your dealer for them.
Manufactured bv
k
Canibourne, Cornwall, England,
ROWLAND MACHIN,
G(moral Agont fur Canada.
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE  CO.
Distributing AgcnU.
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
QEO.SKALLER&CO.
LCONSOI., STOCK EXCHANGE BUM.
60-62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
oan bo made through speculation with deposit
of SHU.im [thirty dollars] upward [or ;i per cent,
margin upward] on Stock Exchange.
Tbo greatest fortunes havo been made through
speculations In Stocks, Wheat or Cotton.
If you are interested to know how speculation-sure conducted notify U8 and wo will Bend
you information and market letter free of
charge.
Usual commissions charged for executing
orders.
(.overtime"*,  Mini I I pa I    and    lti-|ln>ml
bonds Quotations furnished on application for
purchase, Bale or exchange*
YOU   NEED
And want  good  ones     Rubbers   thai   will
wear all   winter.     We  oiler  you   the best
made, at a most reasonable price.
Come   in   and   ask   us   about   them.
LILLIE BROS. shJEFsts
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We aro showing a
First-Class Lino of
GooKififl Stoves & Ranees
Whidi we arc offering'at
VERY   LOW   PRICES.
CALL AND INSPECT OUR STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOBTJSE8   OF
Shelf & Heavv Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
A. R. BARROW, a.m.i.cb.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Corner Victoria and Kootenay Sts,
V, O. Box 5.19. Telephone No. 60
PLUMBING and TINSMITHING
A SPECIALTY.
E. J. SCOVIL
minim: iiuukku,     aotauv rnu.u'.
Windermere Mlnon.   Corror-pondencoSorcitetl
WINDERMERE. B, O.
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LODGE MEETINGS.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F.ScA.
M. itieotK second Wednesday In each
month.   Visiting brethren invited.
'  S, L. LENNOX, Secretary.
A  WORLD BEATER
BEARDSLEY'S SHREDDED CODFISH
in  i lb. packages.    One package of Shredded Codfish is
equal lo 2 lbs. of the finest fish in the world.
FRESH    FINAN   HADDIE
arriving every two days,
SMOKED.   PICKLED   AND   DRY   FISH
can always be found al the Leading Grocers'.
Headquarters for Crockery, Glassware, Etc*
KIRKPATRICK   &   WILSON,
Telephone Call, No. io. Post Office Box, K and W.
NKLSON HIVE No. 8, L, O. T. M.  Meets in.
K. of P, hall on 2nd VV'edne-day and 4tli Sat nr- j
day of each month, at 8 p.m.    A oordial welcome given to visiting members*   Nellie Ann
stiong, li. i.'.   Minnie Ritchie, It. EC.
COURT KOOTENAY, I. O. F��� No. 8138.
Meetings '2nd and Ith Thursday, Fraternal
hall,  J. a. trvlng, c. it.   W. B. Shaw. K. 8,
.NKLSON    LODGK   No. 25, K. of   P.
-V\ineetK in LO.O.F, hall,  McDonald block
ySflvery  Tuesday evoning at 8 o'olook
'^A   vtisiting knights  cordially  invited
T. Lii.i.ik, C. C,
WW B. O, JOY, K. of II.and 8.
. O. O,  F.     Kootenay Lodge
I No. id, meets every Monday night,
at   their   Hall,   Kootenay Street
SoJourninK Odd Follows cordially Invited,
A G Shaw, N. G   John Sooley, V. G.
Fred J Squires, Secy.
H.   BYERS   &  CO
MINERS'    SUPPLIES.
Powder,   Caps,    Fuse,   Shovels,    Picks,
BAR   IRON   AND   STEEL,
ORE   CARS,
IRON    PIPE    AND    FITTINGS.
NKLSON L.O.L. No, lflW meets m the Mac-:
Donald block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. Visiting members oordially invited I
John Tovo. W. M.: F. J. Dradley, U. S,
(^===^s.       NhLHON'S   QUKEN    NO.   241
^\   SONS   OK    ENGLAND,    ineeic
11-| p ill  ttvut and   third   Wednesday   of
sue  I  each month  at  Fraternity ball,
Jj)   corner  of  linker   and   Kootenay
^Z~gy    HtroetM.   Vi-dUnK  hrethoni   cordially  nvited.
JOHN WATSON, Secretary.
NKLSON  AKltlK   No. 22.   K.   O.   K., uiontK
every second and fourth Wednesdays of each
month.   Visiting members oordially invited I
J. Ii. Wrav, Secretary.
A large  consignment of all kinds of   I leavy   Hardware
just   arrived.
NELSON
KASLO
SANDON
Arrived in Nelson   Carload
OHURCH  DIKKCTOKV.
s. s.vvim'u'ri [English] Oruroii Oomer
Ward and BHton BU, Bundays: iioiy Communion B a in.; and on tlie 1st and 3rd Sunday I
in the inonlh after Matlin--; Mutlin a| 11 a.m.;
Sunday school 2,;t'i p,m ; Evensong 7.80, Daily:
Mattins at 0.30 a. m. Thursdays and Saint's
Dayst Holy Communion in a. m. Fridays;
Evensong',80 pi m,, followed by ohplr practice. II. S. Akehuril, Etootor* Kred Irvine,
Geo. JohnstonP, Wardens.
INiK-mvTKiUAN OBUROa BorviOSSftt It ii.ni.
and  7.80   p.m.     Sunday School ut 8.80 -�� m.
Prayer mooting Thursday evoning at 8 p.m.,
Christian Endeavor Boolety moots every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rov. it. Prow,
1'tuitor.
ofVFHODlBT OHOBOH���Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets. Servioes at u a.m. and *.;��:
p. in. ; Sabhaih School, 2.80 p.m.; I rayer meeting On Friday evening at h o'olook: Rpwortn
Leagued, K., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
Kobson, Pastor*
Oatbouc Church-Mass  at Nelson, iii>t
find third Sunday at Hand L0.00a.nW! Henedic
tion at 7.30 to 8 p.m. Itev. Father Kerlund
Priest.
Baptist Onunon ��� Servioes morning and
evening at il u.m. and 7.no p.m.; Prayer meet
big Wednesday evening at x p.m. ihe h. y
P, l). Moodily eventngal B o'clock. Btrangoti
cordially welcomed. Itev. ('. W. EtOSOi l'antor
Salvation Aumy ���Servio h every evenloj
al S O'clock In barm QksOfl V cuirl-i street
AdiutJint- Edgecombe In phonr*,
Canadian Whiskies
Including Segram's 2, 4 and 7 Ycur Old Rye in Barrels.
SEGRAM'S    Star,    '8^    Rye   and    White    Wheat     Whisky    iii    Cases.
Gooderham  and   Worts'   Rye  in  Cases.
WALKER'S I'hih   I've in Cases.
A. B. GRAY, Kootenay Agent,
NoltOD, ll. O.
Ft. P. RITHET & CO.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat. Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, ii. C.
Branch Markets in Rostsland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Order* by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
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NELSON DAILY MINER, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28,  1899.
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I     MINING NEWS.
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Speaking of the shortage of silver in
Canada,-   The   Winnipeg    Free  Press
buvk:   "Canada needd its Bryan to attract the attoution   of   tho  Dominion
Onveruiuent to the   question of  silver
for a period long enough to enable the
linaui'o department   to order   nulllcieut
silver coinage to   supply the   needs  of
the people.    Tbere is a shortage of silver coinage in every   Province  of  the
Dominion, and   perhaps it is more noticeable  in   the west,   where some  of
the want is tilled   by the introduction
of   United    States    coinage.    This   is
very unpalatable   to   Canadians,   who
prefer to   use  coin stamped   with the
Queen's head.    Two years   go   the attention   of   the   Deputy    Minister   of
Pinanoe   nt Ottawa was drawn to  the
extreme scarcity of  Canadian silver iu
British Columbia, and to the fact that
nearly all the  silver in circulation   in
the   Kootonay     district    was  United
States coinage.    The deputy   minister
did not appear  to attach any   importance   to the   complaint.    We    would,
therefore, direct lhe  attention  of   the
tinance minister   to  the subject of the
scarcity of Canadian   silver, not  only
in the west, hut in   all tho   Province,
and it is particularly scarce in the very
Province from which the iiuance minister hails���Nova Scotia. The question
is naturally asked:   'What is  the reason that the Canadian   people are  not
supplied with sufficient silver to meet
their ordinary needs   for a circulating
mediumV   The    Comtrnller   of   Currency, or the finance minister  himself
might   study for a   few   minutes  the
answer to this   question.    We  believe
the  answer   to   be    simply  that   the
tinance department   does not order the
minting  of   sufficient   silver coinage.
The officers of the  department, whose
duty it is to look  after this matter are
either   too   timid, or  they   are in ignorance 01'   the  great   scarcity   which
they are   supposed   to prevent.    Every
" person in business knows  how hard it
is to get silver, but if   the department
wants a tangible  proof of the scarcity
which we allege  exists  on every hand
let them ask   their   assistant receiver-
general at Winnipeg for a report.  Last
week he received   from   the   mint   in
England $10,000  of  newly  coined silver, and the article was so  scarce aud
tho demand for it  so   groat   that  the
banks took every cent of it ia a single
day.    As the  finance  department  has
been iu default,   in   respect to the supply of silver for some years, it iH time
that the head   of the  department took
the matter up and secured   the immediate   minting of n sufficient amount of
this coinage."
��� ���   ��
Greenwood, Nov. 37, ��� Excellent
reports are received here regarding the
new strike ou the Golden Eagle in
Brown's camp. The property is owned
by Greenwood people who aro developing it. The latest value of the ore
taken from the face of tlie west drift
at the 180 foot level is given at $7 gold
aud ^'2 per cent copper.
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PRICE OF COPPER.
London,   Nov.    37.���Copper,
Bpot ��'75,    10s. ;   futures   ��78.
steady, sales,   spot   22ii   tons,
335 tons.
Exchange is as follows: Wheat, 65,-
886,000 bushels, increase, 1,1330 000
bushels: corn, 11,550,000, increase, 115,
000 bushels; oats, 5,017,000 bushels,
decrease, 308,OOOJ bushels; rye, 1,498,-
000 bushels, increase, Kill,000 bushels ;
barley, 3,550,000, increase, 4)17,000
bushels.
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B.
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10 different fillings
For sale by
I       WAIT   FOR  OUR     ,
New Frail.   Our car will he here in a fi w days, co isistina of ��� ,I
selected assortment of Fancy Groceries for Christmas, lraludhnr ��'
closed,
Market
futures
FIGHT     UNDER    DIFFICULTIES.
Out of
Both Principals Take   Header:
the Ring.
New York, Nov. 37.���Tho fistic contest between Rob Armstrong,the champion heavy weight boxer of Chicago,
and Jim Jeffords, of California, which
was slated to go 35-rounds before
the Hercules Athetotic Clnb tonight
ended rather abruptly in tho third
round. Both men went head foremost
from a clinch over the ropes into a box
in Iho second round, and in the third
Jeffords took another header from the
effect  of a right swing on tho jaw.
This took all the stoani out of the
bin fellow aud when ho legaiued his
feet he wus sent sprawling from a
right upper cut in the vicinity of the
belt, Jeffords tolled ovor In agony
and his socouiIh claimod a foul on the
ground   that   he   was   hit   below   the
dials Appear to Think Thev Have
a Right to Their Own Land.
Washington, Nov. 27.���In official
and diplomatic quarters much interest
was manifested today in tho plan put
foiward in Loudon among tlio great
powers defining spheres of influence
in China. That a deal in the shape of
a formal treaty is to bo made between
the powers interested iu the future of
China as the outcomo of negotiations
now iu progress is not believed here,
though an understanding of a less formal nature is possible. Those negotiations following the frank request of
Secretary Hay upon some of the Governments which had already given him
verbal and informal assurances, in the
shape of the continuation of all our
treaty rights in Chinese territory, to
have these agreements reduced to
written form, it was not regarded as
necessary to go beyond that poiut, aud
although it frequently happens as the
result of initiating negotiations that
the scope of thom is broadened far
teyoud anything originally iu contemplation, it. is believed that such will
not be the case now and that there
Will be no necessity for a geueral and
formal treaty.
It wonld be extremely diflicult to
frame any such convention as to secure the approval of the United States
without a protracted struggle that
might disclose disagreeable weakness
in the Government's policios, and be
sides, tho effort would bo sure to
arouse opposition from the considerable
element in the United States which is
unalterably opposed to any sort of for
eign entanglements. Of course this
statement applies ouly to the United
States, and thero could be no objection ou our part to tho other powers
joining in a treaty covering foreign
rights in China, provided there was
nothing iu tho agreement obnoxious
to our just and proper claims. Ou the
whole having in view the highly satisfactory utterances in the French
Chambers yesterday of M. Delcasse, the
French Minister of Foreign Affairs,
respecting tho maintenance of the
"open door" in China, thero is felt in
official quarters to be reason for expecting a successful outcome of the negotiations on this subject opened by
the United States. At some of the
foreign establishments the proposition
was considered a "feeler," resulting
from recent inquiries made by the
American Government as to the attitude of the great powers. Other influential members jf the diplomatic
corps pointed out that the plan was the
logical consummation of the scheme
initiated between Russia and Great
Britain where the spheres of influence
would be defined.
The Chinese legatiou views the proposition as purely conjectural, and the
Chinese Minister, Wn Ting Fang,
when his attention was directed to tho
matter, regarded it as preposterous.
"This is about the most refreshing
suggestion wo have had of late," remarked Mr. Wu. "What could be more
serious thau that a document should
be drawn up without China being a
part of it. It has escaped attention
that China is a sovereign nation, and
when it comes to writing treaties concerning her interests and territory this
sovereign uation is quite likely to have
considerable to say ou tho subeet. I
hardly think any of the great self-
respecting powers would give countenance to a plan such as is outlined, It
is as though a party of yonr neighbors
met and agreed how they wonld occupy your house. One would take the
frout door, another the side door; others would appropriate certain windows. And all this without consulting you, the owner of tho house. Such
a course bv individuals would seem
strange indeed, and it would a.niunt
to the same thing among nations.
Of course all things are possible, and
it is diillcult to say how fur a plan once
entered upon may proceed.    While the
J. A. McDonald
Palace Confectionery.
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Capital Authorize
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Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
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GENERAL J3ROKER
Money to Loan
Foreign Policy Debate Resumed���Am-
hrissador For the Vatican,
Paris,   Nov.    27.���In   the  Chamber
ofj Deputies   today, tbe   discussion   of
the foreign policy  of the   Government   ColleCtiOIlS        Solicited
was resumed. The Minister of Foreign  w��%*
Affairs, M. Delcasse, protested against
tho att.vksof the opposition wliich. he
said,did not recoil even before the nsk
of embroiling France in external difficulties. This called forth Leftist cheers
and Rightist protests.
M. Doiiys Cochin, leader of the Clericals, expressed surprise   at tho import-, -	
mice attached to   Anglo-French news-1 fl-pA-ncr'a Npot VctQQI Pnal
paper polemics which,   ho said,   were   KJl v vv **- -L1C&U 1 <lb& UUdl
only froth.    He added that   ho was no
partisan of the   policy of  fist shaking,
FOR   SALE.
A 11 loom house (new), vented
at $ii) per month	
Au 8-rooin house (new), two
corner  lots	
(Bulb Al buysj	
4 Doors West Dominion Express Office
{(3,000
2,700
I'cujtli
un specii.l
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000,
Hend Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
(Jeneial Banking Business  transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchan jrj
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.    Interest allowed
deposits and on Saving Hank accounts.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Van.
couver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
3 SMOKE
$6.15
Delivered
and Weighed.
Special
Rates For Carload
Lots.
CHARLES ST.BARBE, Agt.
but he thought the war in South Africa gave the opportunity to make certain comments. Although ho disapproved of h'st shaking ho equally disapproved of the tho policy of crossed
arms. M. Denys Cochin concluded
with urging a more active policy in
China.
M. Delcasse then moved the re-establishment of the oredit for an embassy
at the Vatican, as a matter of national interest to France as a groat
Oatholio nation, adding that as long as
the Govemmeut.interestedjitselt' in the
relations of French clergy with tho
Curial, an embassy at the Vatican was
absolutely necessary. j
Replying m. Denys cochin said that rlate. Sheet and Ornamental
while the Clericals would  vote for the (-rift's'-!   fl'nlVI
credit it must  not   be construed  as  a
To Cant
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buying your
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vote of confidence in the Government.
The oredit was adopted by 349 to 202
votes and the House adjourned.
R. H. VVILLIAM5, NELSON, Agent for
J.   W.  MELLOR,
VICTORIA, B.O.
NEWFOUNDLAND POLITICS.
An Unique Political Situation Now
Exists There.
St Johns, Nflrl., Nov. 21. ��� An unique political situation has heen created by Mr. Morine's withdrawal from
the Colonial Ministry. Sir James Winter, the Premier, can rely upon a following of ten in the Legislature. Mr.
Murine has a large number of supporters. Mi. Bond, tho leader for the opposition has 10 and Mr. Morris leads
six Independents. It is practically
impossible to bring about a fusion between any two of these factions.
Early in January tlm Legislature will
meet and the Winter Ministry is almost
certain to be defeated. What will happen after that it is impossible to predict.
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
Chimney Sweeping, Etc.
General  House   and   Office  Cleaning,
Glazing, Painting, Paper Hanging.
Contracts mado for cleaning ofHoos ami stores,
i Furl Us in ner.-rl id' help for work done nroiliul
] house will Hnd il to their advantage lo imply
j   ui our olllce. Ward Street,oppo8lte postcmoo,
I I wish to th ink the people of Xelson for the
patronage lies owed upon medurlng tho Inst
i throe yours, nnd Inform thom that inoonneo-
:*tiou with my business of Painting, Paper
'��� Hanging,oto. I ha^eengaged Messrs,7b.Hnaw
' and John Model I, who nre exp.-rieiiced Cliilil-
i ney Sweeps, etc.   1   call guarantee  lhat any
work they do will givo every satisfaction.
W. STARMER SMITH.
WANTED!
belt.   Referee Johnny Eokhiirt decided
thnt the blow landed fairly and gave J individual may be quite secure iu his
bis verdict in favor of Armstrong af-! residence, it is of course always within
ter Jeffords had beon counted  out  arid j the bounds of  possibility   tha' a band
curried to his corner.
FIGHT A DRAW.
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 27.���The light
tonight between Gasp��r Leon, of New
York, and Johnny Ritchie, of St.
Louis, resulted in a draw after the 4th
round had been fought. Leon bioke
his arm in the third round and, on the
advice of a physician attending, tho
tight was stopped and the referee declared the contest a draw.
MANY PRISONERS.
Cairo, Nov, 27.���Sir Francis Wingate in the battle with the khalifa's
force nonr God Id, captured 11,000 men,
women aud children. Osnian Digna,
the principal general of the khalifa, is
still at largo.
of robbers may arrange to enter the
house and carry away the belongings.
For that reason it is the part of wisdom for the individual to he on the
outlook against such moves. But, it
is not to be supposed thnt a nation
stands in any mull danger, as the
ureal nations would not counteuaiU'O
any such course. So that the sngges
tion of a treaty of this character appears to me entirely visionary."
WORLD'S SUPPLY OF CEREALS.
New York, Nov. 27.���The statement
ot the visible supply of grain in store
ami afloat on Saturday November 25,
as compiled by tho New  York Produce
ANGLO-GERMAN   AGREEMENT.
Berlin, Nov. 27.���It is loitprated
here thut tho Anglo-Gorman agreement has secret clauses referring to
South Afrioa wliich will eventually allot Tiger Hay to Germany.
(Tiger Pay does not appear ou tho
map. Delagoa Hay is probably the
place referred lo. ���ED. i
JAMESON  IN LONDON.
Loudon, Nov. 27.���Dr. Jameson, the
legder of the famous  raid lias  arrived
here from Soulh Africa.
FATAL WREOK.
Portland, Nov. 27.���Tho east bound
passenger train ou the O. R. & N. wns
wrecked at 10:110 tonight one mile
from Rooster Rock, 110 miles east of
this city, by a landslide. The engine
and tender went over an embankment
1.1 feet high nnd the mail and baggage cais were overturned. Fireman
Milor was thrown under the wreck aud
killed. Engineer Robert Hunter was
onnght under the cab but wns rescued
though severely injured. No other per
son were injured.
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements inserted under this head at
I lie rat- of one cent, a word per Insertion, No
advertisement, taken forluss lha.ll 25 cents.
MULE   KOR    SALE.���A good, young
mule,   bioken   to   harness and pack-
saddle for sale  nt   a   bargain.    Apply
to Kelly oi Steeper.
WANTED.���Position  us stenographer
and   typewriter.      References    furnished,    SARAH A.  CUS1CK,  Kaslo,
13. C.
2500 WINERS.
To work hi tho MelalUforous Minos of UriUsli
Columbia, uf the following prices per
day of eight hours:
Hand lirillers (3,00
Machine Men  8.60
.Miners In Shaft-   8,80 to H do
Cariiion   2 60 to   If.lH)
shovellers    .. '.'SO
1.alio, era  2.511
Hlar.ksmitliH  II10 to 84.00
Tiiiiheniion   8.60 10 81.00
Applj to THE SILVER I.KAIi MINES association, sandon. Brltluli Columbia.
NELSON WINE 00.,
where yon can  depend on  Rotting  the bout
Oram's [nth- market am. any quantity (roni
nie. up,  Prices cannot bo disputed,
'iiiiim: wi.
Frank A. Tamulyn, Mgr.,
riAKiiii Street, Nelson
OFFICE  BO'S   wanted,    who   onu
typewrite.    Apply Rowes & Wrngge,
Neison
WANTED,���Six hoys to strip  tobacco
at     eight   cents     a   pound.   Apply
KOOTKNAY _______ FACTORY.
FOR SALK���Dwelling House.   Eleven
rooms. Sewernge connection, New.
Centrally located. Price f8,000, Apply       NKI.SON HARDWARE CO
LEWIS THOMSON,
Notary Public, Accountant
and    Commission    Agent,
-MOYIE CITY, B. C
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company.
Operating
KASLO ft SLOCIAN RAILWAY
INTKKNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD. CO.
Schedule of Time.       l'acille Standard 1'lino
KASLO & SLOCAN HY.
Passenger train for Sandon and way stations
loaves   Kaslo  at 8 a. in., dally.    Returning
leavos Sandon at 1.15 p.m,, arriving at Kaslo
at 8.55 p.m.
INTKKNATIONAL NAV. ft THAI). CO
Operating on Kooten&y Lake and Kiver.'
Str. "International' leaves Kaslo for Nelson
at 0 a. in, dally exoopt Sunday. Returning
leaves Nelson at 4.811 p.ni., calling al, Jlalfour'
1'llot Bay, Ainsworth and all way points. Connects with Sir. "Alhr.la" lo anil fron- Hon-
nors Irerry, Idaho, also with S. P. ft N. to and
from Spokane al. Five .Mile Point.
atr Alberta Leaves Nelson for Honner's
Ferry,   Tuesdays   and   Saturdays  at  7 a in
meeting Bteamer "International" from Ratio
at Pilot Pay.
Returning, leavos Honner's Ferry nt 8 a in
Wednesdays and Sundays,
Direct, connections made al Bonner's Fern
with Great Northern Hallway for ail noiniK
oast ami west.
LARDO DI'Nl AN   DIVISION.
Hlr. "International"leaves Kaslo for Lardo
and Argenta at 8.15 p.m. Wednesdays and Krl
days.   Hlr. "Alhei-la" leaves Kaslo (Or Lardo
' ami ArKonta at.8.00 p.m. Sundays,
Hleamerscall nl, principal landings in hnlh
directions, and at other points when signalled
Tickets sold fo all points hi Canada, and liar
United Stales.
To ascertain rates and full Information address :
KOUKKT IKVINU,
Manager, Kaslo, II, i;
LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERHS
Large number Choice Building- Lots adjacent to the
line of their Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply
at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block, Corner ol
Josephine  and Vernon Streets.
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KIM IS   OF
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES,   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt a'lention.
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W. P. DICKSON
E. H. H. APPLEWHAITE
Un ictric SrolF and Consilium
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electric Equipments for lilectnc Powei   1��
mission and lighting for -..ines,   towns,   etc    Electric
tures, LampsBell'-, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.      r c
Joseph in*. S*
COAL
COAL     REDUCTION
WHO   WANTS   COAL?
BEST  ROSLYN  LUMP  COAL $9&u
Per Ton.    Leave Orders With Cash,
GAMBLE   &   O'REILLY,   AGENTS; ^
CIGARS.
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Nelson Harness Shop
viiices,
The largest stock
and greatest variety of Harness,.Saddles,Collars,Blankets, etc., kept in
the Kootenay. A |
call always con- j
Street, Nelson.
J. M. LUDWIQ.
.. L. POGUE...
Bargain" ml
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