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 Daily Edition No. 575.
Nelson, British Columbia,  Friday, November 17,  1899.
Tenth Year
I
ARMORED TRAINS
SEEM OF NO USE
Over One Hundred Men Killed, Wounded
or Missing.
REPORT OF KRUGER'S DEATH UNTRUE
Lieutenant Winston Churchill  Distinguishes Himself-
Tale of Another British Victory at Ladysrnith
Brought by a Missionary.
Estcourt, Natal, Wednesday, Nov.
15.���An armored train having on board
a half company of tho Durban volon
teen and a half company of tho Dunlin Fusileers, steamed to Chievelev
early this morning, On its return it
wns shelled by the artillery of the
Boors. Two trunks in front of the engine left the rails and toppled over.
While the train was thus helpless, the
Dnrbans and Dnblins faced the Boers
in skirmishing order, and tho Boors
poured Bhot and shell into the crippled train. The derailed wagons wero
with gteat difficulty removed nnd tbe
line was oleared. The engine and tender steamed back during this juncture.
Meut. 'Winston Obnrohlll of the
Fourth Hussars, newspaper correspond'
ent of the Londou Morn ing Post and
Now York World,displayed much courage. It is feared the Dulilins and Dor
buns tared badly. A Red Cross party
hns gone out.
Estcourt, Natal, Nov. 15.���At (i
o'clock tliis morning the 'Bed Cross
train returned, aud reported that o
mueting tbo Boer patrol it was hailed
and asked what was wanted. It was replied that the train bad come to relieve
the killed and wounded. The Boers
asked Ur. Bristosv to make his request
iu writing and he complied. Aftei
wniting for two hours another Boer
came and informed Dr. Bristow thai
as General Joubert was far away, no
answer to tho request could bo furnished until tomorrow morning. Tho Boers
said that if Dr. Bristow would then
return with a white flag ho could count
upon a reply from General Joubert.
Dr. Bristow inquired if there wero
many wounded. The Boer replied that
he hud heard there were about seven,
but declined to give any information
about Churchill.
Duilan, Nov.    iti, ���iho   Natal Mer
onry, describing the engagement,savs
"The euomy apuarently opened fire
with a maxim und t\,o nine Dounderv,
getting the range aconrotRly. Tbe
lire wns so severo that tho telegraph
wires and poles were destroyed. Tin ir
guns weie on n liopje covered with
brush wood, and the sharp shooters
wore hidden behind boulders The
Dnblins and volunteers lighting an
unequal battle, drove tho enemy back,
before tho fierceness of thu rille aud big
gnu firo was too much for the bravo
little party, whioh wns weakened at
tbe outset by tho overturning of the
trucks, hurting several. Lieutenant
Churchill's bravery and coolness was
magnificent. Encouraged by him,all
worked like heroes in clearing the line
Mtbnable the engine to pass."
engine has many bullet marks nnd its
dome cover is smashed as also its automatic exhaust pipe and 25 ton jack
screw. The tender is also pitted with
bullet marks.
It is   rumored that Lieutenant Winston Churchill is a prisoner.
Durban, Nov. 10.��� Tho Natal Advertiser has a dispatch from Estcourt
wliich says:
"When part of the armored train was
overturned by the Boers tearing up iho
rails, the British alighted aud exchanged volleys, witb the Boors. Tho
engine driver, when tho mils wero replaced, seeing the situation hopeless,
Steamed hack to Estcourt with a few of
tho Dnblins and 15 of the Durbiins including Captain Wjlie, who was
wounded, on the tender. Tho fate of
the remainder of the Dnrbans and Dub-
lins and Lieutenant Churchill is unknown. "
Estcourt, Nov. 10.��� Seven of tho Dnrbans havo inst come in, ninking '"I
missing.    (Inly IB of tha Dunlins have
returned.   The  naval   sovo ndi
which was in front, ol the in eh had
lired throe shots when it was shattered by the Boer artillery.    The armored
London, Nov. 10.���Special dispatches
from Estcourt estimate the wounded
and missing of the armored train contingent nt from 100 to IfiO. Tbe miss-
ins include Captain Huldane. It is
hoped thnt some escaped over the veldt
nnd will return to Estcourt in a few
days.
London, Nov. 17.���Misfortune steadfastly pursue? the employment of armored trains. Tbo misfortunes of which
give tho Boers the first and latest victories. On this last occasion tho British seo.ned to have walked into a deliberate trap, with the result, according
to the British accounts, that ill) are
either killed, wounded or missing. Of
these tho Fnsileers olcim 50 nnd the
Durban Infantry 40 It is believed that
a few escaped and that the others are
prisoners. Many of tbo wounded were
brought back on the locomotive and
tender of the armored train. Captain
Haldano of tbo Gordon Highlanders,
wns attached to the Fusileers, and
other ofiicers were with them. Tho
list of casualties is awaited with aroat
anxiety. In time of trouble Lieutenant Winston Churchill has proved himself more a soldier than a correspondent, and his gallantry is highly praised
on all sidos. The rumor of the death
of General Jonbeit is discredited. It is
understood that the War Olllce lias
news that ho is still directing affairs.
It is also rumored from Pietermaritzburg that tbo Boer losses at Ladysmith
ou Thursday were heavy, and included
General Lucas Meyer, who wns either
kilbd or wounded. The report iyj to
General Joubert probably arose from
the fact that his wife has left the Bter
camp at Ladysmith for the Free Suite.
According to the Pietermaritzburg
correspondent of The Loudon Outlook
rumors are current in tho Natal capital
that the Boers contemplate a rotreat.
It is not policy,however, to attach importance to snoh reports wliich are
spread with a view  of luring General
White, if possible to abandon his defensive attitude. Similar rumors aie
ourrent regarding the Boors at Mafekiug and are spread industriously by
native spies.
Special dispatches from Lorenzo
Marquez, Bay that tbo Transvaal Government is exorcising n severe censorship oi er all war news, nnd will not
allow newspapers to leave the country,
Ono correspondent says the Boers are
hurrying new commands to Ladysmith
and nre declaring that the place mnst
fall speedily in order to liberate their
forces so that these may go to meet
Geueral Bailor's advanco.
Tho latest dispatches from Estcourt
regarding tho armored train engagement say tho train wus enpsized by nn
explosion, presumably of dynamite
The engine returned to Estcourt with
| two dead Fusileers and the following
wounded banging on i Captain Wylio,
three non-commissioned ollicers nnd
nine privates, nil volunteers Another
Estcourt correspondent: says:
"A Boor contingent of iltIO mon came
south of Frere on Wednesday, and two
companies of monntod troops, Imperial
Light Horse nnd Natal Carbineers, en-
���i i them eight "'i'"u from Estooort
,. | Bo,i oi i [tied a "ti P position in
��� bouje. The Carbineers worked
urouud on their right and drove them
back, whereupon   the   Imperial  Light
Horse opened a brisk firo at a medium range, killing several. One man
of the Imperial Light Horse was
wounded.
Tho West Yorkshire regiment, the
"Prince of Wales Own," commanded
by Colonel Kitchener, brother of Lord
Kitchener, of Khartoum, has arrived
at Estcourt from Duiban. The troops
thero "sleep in their boots" and the
utmost vigilance is maintained, aud it
is rumored that some important movement is imminent.
Estcourt, Nov. 10. ���10 a.m. ���A mis
sionary, a native, but a reliable man,
who arrived here yesterday from
Ladysmith, reports that a hig fight
took place there on Friday, Nov. 10
He says volunteers went oct in the
early morning and drew the enemy
from their positions, where the regular
troops under Sir George White, outmanoeuvred, by jtit flankiug tbe Boers,
administering a crushing defeat, and
inflicting great loss.
More than 200 Kaffirs, tbe missionary says, were employe 1 by the Boers
in burying their dead and two trains,
each drawn by two engines carried
away the wounded
London, Nov. 10.���The   Times  pub
of Canada, and it is feared that even a j
moderate proposition looking towaid a
compromise could   no! be   framed that
would receive   the   approval   of  both |
parties.
This is, however, believed to be true |
only of   the present   time.    The recent
extraordinary developments of the Capo
Nome gold fields at the expense of the
population of Klondike may possibly
mnko the question easier of adjustment
in the future by diminishing the valuo
of the issues between the two countries. Once the Klondike is relegated
to its former condition, and the incentive to reach it from the sea is removed, it is felt that there will be a diminishing desire on the part of Canada
to claim a sea pott.
IN THE FRENCH CHAMBER.
The Premier Attacked For Showing
Favor to Socialists.
Paris, Nov. 16.���In tha debate in the
chamber today after a speech from M.
Motle, Republican,who created a great
uproar among the left by attacking
socialism, the Premier, M. Waldeck-
Rousseau, said the situation niusl be
cleared up before discussing party programmes.   "At tho present moment he
lishes  the   following  dispatch    from j ,ul(1,'ll> l,utv diotates concord and union
among all divisions, iu the work ot defence  and  solidarity."    The    remark
Pietermaritzburg, dated Wednesday,
Nov. 15.��� "Estcourt is short ot artillery. The garrison may retire to the
Mooi River, southward tonight in case
a strong force of Boers should advance The enemy's intention is to
keep bnck the British relieving force."
According to a special dispatch from
Lorenzo Marquez, General Lucas Moyer
bus gone to Pretoria, for his health.
Morevover, a difference of opinion exists among the commanders. The
Boers military counsel wants the army
moved elsewhere but General Joubert
insists that Ladysmith must fall   first.
The postal authorities at Dnrhan open
caused applause fiom the left. The
most urgent matter before tho chum
ber, he added, was that anti-Republican peril. Tho Government, tho Premier pointed out, asked to bo judged on
its acts, nnd projects before the chamber. He denounced the machinations
of tho enemies of tho Republic, and
justified the trial of the conspiracy
cases by the High Court on the ground
that everything was preparing for an
insurrection and said:
"We   did   not   think   we   ought to
wait until the coup  d'etat was aonom-
and   inspect all  letters  from   Delagoa , Plished'    I" fact, tho chamber will do
jj I us that justice (leftist applause).    Tho
  : Government will respect  concord, but
London, Nov. 16.-Tho Capetown j will never confuse the state and reo-
correspondent of Tho Standard says he | ��gnize with tho clergy certain religious
has heard from an old resident who has | orders which are increasing in power
just left the Orange Free State the! C. **"d becoming more and more menac-
war is very unpopular thero, aud that
apart from the Government itself, the
attitude of the peoplo, who consider
themselves bound to England, is very
half-hearted, that disaffection and
disobedience is spreading iu the ranks
of Ihe Free State troops, and that the
Burghers would welcome any pretext
to return to their homes.
Durban, Nov. 111.���Tho Pretoria
Volkstem annonnc.es tbat Blake, the
American colonel of the Irish-Boer bri
gade, and Vunden, tho commander of
tho Johannesburg police, have been
wounded.
Lorenzo Marquez, Nov. 16.���A local
newspaper reports that Ladysmith was
subjected to a very heavy bombard-
ment illl day Tuesday and thnt at midnight nil the cannon on the hills surrounding the town opened fire simul
timeously pouring in shells from nil
points. Several buildings wore set
afire and could be distinctly seen from
the hills, the paper asserted.
Loudon, Nov. 10. ���A dispatch from
Pietermaritzburg, says a letter has
been received there from Mr. Lloyd,
commissioner of agriculture, asserting
that all was well on tbe tlth, that the
bombardment continued, but without
damage, and that the residents occupied oaves during the day time.
(This presumably refers to Lady-
smith.���ED. )
London,    Nov.    10.���Tho    transport-
Mobnwk, having the 18th   La is  on
board has arrived at Capetown. Tic
transport Armenian with three batteries of artillery has reached Durban.
NEGOTIATIONS   ARE   PUT   OFF.
American Government Waiting Till
Klondike is Worked Out.
Wnslington, D. C, Nov. 10.���Th"
Indications nre decidedly against a ro-
opening in the immediate future of negotiations looking to a permanent adjustment of the Alaskan boundary
question. It oan bo stated positively
thnt there hnve been absolutely HO exchanges on this subject between the
two Governments since the return to
this country of tho British Ambassador, Lord Paunoefote, The modus
Vivendi which wns adopted lo define
temporarily the respective rights of
tbe two ports is working satisfactorily
ond thero is said to be I'O reason just
now for pressing forward toward n solution of tho pcrmi nt bonndnry issue. The Federal administration has
about convinced itself that there is little chance of seeming the   npprnval   of
the Senate to any permanent treaty defining the boundary linn wliich nt tho
same time would   secure the  adhesion
ing.
Theso remarks were greeted with renewed leftist cheers nnd rightist pro
tests. Tho Premier concluded with
saying the Government's programme
was ' inspired by the wish to constitute a society strong enough to ensure
respect for the opinion of every one
and to impose respect for Republican
institutions. Our programme will be
to servo as n rallying flag for all Republicans. "
Former Premier Meline said he required neither reactiou nor revolution,
and condemned the policy of the Government in giving socialists access to
power. He then asserted that the High
Court trial should huve been sent before the ordinary courts, which drew
forth violent leftist protests.
The speaker also said he opposed tbe
programme of thn Government nnd the
treatment of General Negrier, and said
he wanted a conciliatory and not an
aggressive policy, as the country needed international peace in order to turn
its attention to foreign n utters. Centralist applause   followed this   remark.
Several orders of the day were then
presented and M. Waldeck-Rousseau
anoepted n motion reading Hint tbe
"Ohimber, approving the acts of the
Government in defence of the Republic proceeds to tho order   of   the day."
This was adopted by a vote of 840 to
316. The voto was recoiled with
loud leftist shouts of "Vive la Ropub-
liquo." The cbambei then adjourned.
AGUINALIX) HARD PRESBED.
He and His Government Making Desperate Efforts to Escape.
Manila, Nov. 18,���Agiiinnldo and his
Government are said to bo making
desperate efforts to escape to Hayom-
bong. All Information here is that be
is still In the lower country. Lien-
tenant Johnston, with a troop of thirty
onvalry captured yesterday lit Sun Ni-
colns, \2 barrels containing the wardrobe of Aguinaldo's wife, some personal effects, the recoids of the secretary of war nnd much commissary and
medical supplies.
Sennra Aguiualdo probably escaped
over the riivide.|but the Secretary of
War is though! tn be inside the lines.
Thomas  W.   Hayes,   n  civilian   and
Calvin 8, Davis, of the lillh Infnnlry
who were held prisoners by the insurgents hnve been rescued.
UNIFORM GRADES OF LUMBER,
Ottawa. Ont., Nov. 10.���Tbere is n
move on font among the mill owmrs
and lumber dealers In establish an uniform standard grade in  lumber,  iu tbe
future, with tho view of  putting ull
dealers on equal footing.
6. P. R. AND NELSON
HAVE AGREED
Important Arrangement Has Been Ratified
by the City Council.
THE RECREATION GROUNDS LEASED
For a Term of Seven Years - A Forty-Acre Park Site
Deeded���Nelson to Be a Divisional Point,
With All Usual Buildings.
The O. P. R. officials met Ihfl Ci'y
Council bv appointment yesterday
morning to discuss the terms of agreement under which it is proposed to
make N'jlson a divisional point. As
already reported a conference was held
the previous evening, when a gener il
understanding was arrived at. Tbe O.
V. 11. people undertook to put their
terms iu writing nnd submit same tn
the board, and for the purpose of receiving this statement this morning's
Council meeting was called.
Tho C. P. R. was represented bv
Messrs. R. Marpole, General Superintendent; Geo, McL. Brown, Executive
Agent; O. K. lioasloy, City Passenger
Agent, and W. A. Macdonald, 0,. ('.
Mr. W. A. Galliher, City Solicitor,
was present ou behalf of the Oonnoil,
The Mayor presided, and there was a
full attendance of aldermen.
It was at first proposed to take np
the agreement clause by clause, and
Mr. Galliher proceeded to read.
The first clause propose I to givo a
live years' lease of the present recreation grounds.
The Mayor said ho understood from
Mr. Marpole that it was to be a seven
yours' lease.
Mr. Marpole expressed his willing-
nr?ss to make it seven years.
Mr. Galliher���Do I understand that
that the members of the Council arc
willing to accept   a   seven years' lease
and lhat you gentlemen aie prepared,
on tho purl of tho railway, to extend
tho louse to sovon years.
Mr. Macdonald���Yes, if everything
else goes.
The next'three or four clauses were
rend, when it was decided tn read
through the whole djcumtnt, and discuss it afterwards.
Mr. Galliher then   read   tlm
ment as follows:
Memorandum   of     Agreement
this Kith day of   November,
1800,   between   Tho Corporation of
tbe City of Nelson, of the first part,
aud The Canadian Pacific Railway
Company, of the second part, wit-
uessetb:
The said party of the second pait
agrees to lease to the said party of the
first part tor recreation grounds only,
lots 111 to 2'.\ inclusive, in block 80;
lots 1 to 12, inclusive, in block 68, in
Ihe ("ity ol   Nelson,  according   I"   lb''
offioial map or plan of the snid city,
being a portion of subdivision of lot
06, group l, district of West Kootenny,
for a period of five years, tbe party
of the lirst part to pay all taxes fnr
said period, and such lease to   lie lor a
nominal rental of one dollar per vear
and to contain the usual covenants
The patty of the second part fnrtbei
agrees to execute and deliver lo the
said parly of tbe lirst pari a deed free
ami clear of all encumbrances of forty
Bores of land in the Columbia(S Kootenay Reserve,adjoin!og the City of Nelson, hiring lot 804, group   i. Kootenay
District, to be use I lor recreation purposes only, such forty aorei tn be de-
lined and selected in one block by tbe
party of the lirst part.
The parly of tlm second pint agrees
to establish the Citv of Nelson as a
divisional point on their line nf railway ns BOOn as the bv-lnw berenfler referred to hns received the sanction of
iho ratepayers anil been finally passed ;
nnd the party of the second part agrees
to construct such roundhouses, workshops, stations, sidings, ami other
works or buildings ns are necessary,
usual,nnd incidental to a divisional
point on their line nf railway,
In consideration nf the premises and
of Iho said party of the second part
grunting said base ami Conveying said
forty acies of land as hereinbefore
mentioned,   tin' party oi   tbe lir-i pari
agrees lo close tip and oinvev to the
party of tic second part ami their nn )���
reisori and assigns, by n good nnd
sutib'ient deed In fee simple, the following portions of streets and  alleys
within the limits of tbe City nf Nelson
namely : Vernon street from a line
drawn from the northenst oi mer of
block 88 diagonally across Vernon street
agree-
made
A. D.,
easterly to the southwest corner of
the Columbia & Kootenay right-of-way
of their line of railway, to the terminus ol Vernon street, at the westerly
end of blook 96, in said City; Baker
Btreet from iis westerly intersection
with Railway street to iis intersection
with Vernon Btreet i Victoria street
from ils westerly intersection with
Railway street to its intersection with
Vernon street; Blocan sheet from its
southerly intersection with Victoria
street to its northerly intersection wilh
Vernon street, and also Ihe lane nr alley extending from Railway street
through blocks mi and Wl, to Vernon
Btreet, all being according to the map
or plan oi subdivision of lot 06, group
1, Kootenay District.
Thi! party of llie first part agrees to
obtain and deliver to the party of the
second pari a deed or deeds iii fee simple to the party of tho second part,
and their successors or assigns, of
Weeks s.s ami sn m the City of Nelson,
a.'cording tn the offioial plan thereof,
freo from nil encumbrances.
Tic parly r,f lb. Qrst pall agrees tn
exempt from taxation for n period of
ten years after mini passage of
bylaw hereinafter mentioned all
land occupied and claimed by
the party of the second part,
either ill their own right or as lessees, for railroad right of way, or so occupied I'm- railroad station, engine
houses, freight sheds, workshops, railroad buildings or sidings, and sneb
railroad station, engine houses, freight
sheds, workshops, wharves and railroad buildings. and all personalty, owned or leased by the party of
the second part ill Iho City of Nelson,
including rolling stuck oi equipment.
And also to exempt from taxation
blocks S'i, 88, 80, and 90, in said City
nl Nelson, and tlio portions of streets
and alleys hereinbefore agreed to be
conveyed to the party of ihe second
part, for Ihe said period of ten years,
provided such blocks nnd portions of
streets and alleys ari' hold and used
during said period by the party of the
second part or their successors or assigns in the operation of their system
of railway in the City of Nelson.
The party of the first part agrees to
pass the hy-law or by-laws necessary
to carry into effect this agreement, and
tn submit Ihe same for the sanction of
the ratepayers ��� >r the City of Nelson
within forty days from the date of this
agreement,
The document having been rend, Mi.
Galliher asked the Council if they
wished to have his opinion on it, and
being answered in tho affirmative proceeded in review 1 h<- terms. Tuking
lie two first clauses together, the
proposil inn wns lo give a lease of the
present recreation grouuds for seven
vears at a nominal rental, and to
deed the City forty acres uf land "for
i" roation purpose! only." lie rather
objected tn thi-, restriction, If the
forty acres wore to be given as a gift,
why place any restriction on It? At
the presant stage of Nelson's growth
these aires would be ample as a recreation ground, race track, nr anything
in Ibat way, bul later on it might bo
found necessary to sxohange those forty
aires for a plot nearer the ('ity, for
lnstanoe, or tn use Ihem for some other
purpose,   Under tbe present agreement
tbey   could   bo   used   fnr   "recreation
grounds only."
Aid. Beer agreed with Mr. Galliher.
lb' did not think the gift of those
forty non s was nt nil an equivalent for
the surrender of their equity in tho
present recreation grounds,or the other
riuhts surrendered by tho City. The
fact nf the City surrendering nil cluim
to the recreation grounds would mnko
ihe proposed agreement very unpopular
with tho people and this was not what
the Council desired to do, They wero
anxious to do wlmt was in��t and fair
by tic O. 1'. It. II" thought a clause
might be inserted giving thu City tho
right at the expiration of the lease,
to purchase tic grounds, for recreation
|o,ri iisoh only, at say 18,000. Then
there should be no   siring uttnehed   to
Continued uu Fourth Pago. V     t".
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NELSON, h. o.
Tblbphonk   No.  144.
The naturalisation of a few hundred
aliens In and about Grand Forks would
not alone bring about this revolution:
but there is little doubt it is intended
as a beginning, nnd for that reason it
should be regarded with the almost apprehension by every   good  citizen.
GOVERNMENT in   ALIENS.
This morning's dispatches contain
au account of a disaster to an armored
train near Estcourt, und it would seem
that a number of the gallant but unfortunate Fusileers have gone to join
their comrades iu captivity. The in-
j cident tends to show that where the
enemy possess artillery, the armored
traiu is but a dangerous protection.
The most noticeable point of the dispatch is its date���November id���aud it
will bo remembered that news of tho
Ladysmith disaster was also qniokly
transmitted, In cases of a reverse
telegrams seem to be promptly forwarded, so that no news from South
Africa may bo taken as good news.
Mr. Hume has been visiting the
Boundaiy Country. At Grand Forks
he was presented with a memorial in
behalf of alien miners, who desired
that the procedure necessary to become
naturalised should be made as simple
as possible. The governing class in
British Columbia are not Boers; therefore, there aie no Uitlanders. Canada
offers naturalisation on liberal conditions, and all aliens are privileged to
take advantage of them. The process
is neither difficult nor complicated.
After putting in the required resi-
dence.all tho alien has to do is to make
application at the proper quarter and
he is accorded all the rights of a Brit-
iih subject. The alien miners at Grand
Forks, it would seem, desire more
than this; the present procedure subjects them to some inconvenience.
They object to the trouble imposed in
presenting themselves in person to the
Judge. That requires an effort and n
little sacrifice of time. If the Judge
wonld only call on them nnd take their
depositions while at work or eating, it
would be a great deal more convenient. They do not go so far as to ask
this, however; they will be satisfied if
the law is so modified as to permit of
declarations being made beforo minor
officials who can move from camp to
camp if necessary, and thus put the
applicants  to   a minimum of trouble.
The amiability of Mr. Humo is excessive. He happened to be aware that
the matter was under the exclusive jurisdiction ot the Federal authority, and
he was thus denied the pleasure of assuring the memorialists that he would
bo happy to introduce another amendment to the Mines Act, as a companion to the Eight-Hour law, which
would serve tho purpose they required.
Failing this, however, he did the next
best thing He would take his pleasure in serving the miners by representing their case to the Minister of Justice, with n strong recommendation
that ho should meet their wishes. It
does not appear from the report that
the amiable Minister thought it worth
while to inquire whether theso aliens
were suffering any grievance in consequence of tho existing regulations. A
careful, prudent Ministei would have
dono this beforo committing himself to
any definite course. Mr. Hume on
tho contrary accepted tho case as presented by the alien miners, and at once
promised to use all tho influence he
could command to have the law chang
ed in accordance with their wishes.
There is no serious bar to naturalisation in Canada, nor is it desired that
there should be. On tho othoi hand it
is not desirable that naturalisation by
wholesalo should bo marie possible.
The good of the State requires that
there shall be a reasonable safeguard
against indiscriminate naturalisation.
This is all the present law provides,
und we should uot bo content with
less. Tho Grand Forks memorial gives
rise to the suspicion that a number of
alien miners who aro not qualified lo
mnko tho nocossary declaration art
planning to be admitted as citizens
iu order that they may vote at th
next general election. This menus
that the complexion of tho British Columbia Legislature is to bo influenced
by aliens; by men who have no stake
in the country, not even that of loyalty
and patriotism, and who if hem todny
may be away tomorrow. It is a part
of the scheme of tho Unions to capture
the Legislature nnd to control the
destinies of this Province. Aliens
nro coming into the Boundary Country
in droves. At least one leader among
thom was recently an inmato of a
prison in u neighboring Stnto, and
how many raoro of thera are reckless,
lawless men it would bo impossible to
sny. Theso ure uot entitled to natural-
isaton, but make the procedure as easy
and convenient ns tho memorialists of
Grand Forks demanded, and we shall
have our voters' lists loaded with tho
names of agitators, desperadoes, and
outlaws for whom the atmosphere iu
adjoining American camps hns become too warm, Canadian miners
cannot, want this. Introduce into British Columbia the lawlessness and terrorism which have left their mark in
ho many places on thn other side, and
there ih an end to mining development,
There has been diffloulty enough under the most poacoful circumstances
to induce capital to look this way, hut
turn the Province over to labor agitators nnd aii'irohists aud il could not be
prevailed upon to come  within  reuch.
A Washington dispatch says: "The
indications are decidedly against a reopening iu the immediate futnro of
negotiations looking to n permanent
adjustment of the Alaskan boundary
questiou. " We do not know who the
Washington correspondent may be, but
according to him, the American idea
apparently is to bold the disputed territory while it remains of value, and
when it becomes valueless then, aud
not till then, to condescend to negotiate for its disposal in return for valuable concessions.
PRESCRIPTIONS
The purity of the Drugs and Medicine-,
administered to iho patient is the most
essential element in the suocossful treatment of disease. Prescriptions nre compounded by us from absolutely Pure
Drugs in perfect condition, at,d the physician's skill will not be nullilled 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 nnd
Nnrprs, wo huve established a Nurses'
Directory, and in order lo have it complete, request all Nurses lo send in or call
and leave their i.ames  and  addresses.
H. F. M'LEAN
Dispensing Chemist
Tolophond 146.     P.O. Uot 225.     Baker Street.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.
ARK OPENING UP
The Largest
-AND-
Best Variety
Toys
_OF-
A,\D
Ever Seen in  Nelson.
NELSON, B. C.
We have removed our
TOYS
AND
MUSIC
TO TIIK
OPERA HOUSE
BLOCK
Next Door to the Postofflce
GanadaDrug
& BOOK 60.
Waverly
Hotel
NELSON, B. C.
BOARD AND ROOMS AT
REASONABLE PRICES,
NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
0. A- PROSSER,  Manager,
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
<mm $9.95 PC" Ton
$6.15 Per Ton
CHOWS  NEST
COAL
DELIVERED.
0.W.WEST&C0,
Bennett's Improved
Safety Fuse
As    Supplied     British    Admiralty.
White Countered
Ghitta Percha.
Will Not Crack or Break.
Absolutely safe  in all  weather
conditions.
1 IH
tf
Minimizes   risk    from   firing   fuse
Everything to recommend it.
Ask your denier for them.
Manufactured by
vim Bennett Sons k Co.
Cambourne, Cornwall, England.
rowlandIuchin-
Ueneral Agent for Canada.
LAWRENCE   HARDWARE  CO.
Distributing Agent",
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
THORPE & CO-, I,:'HTM).���Corner Vernon aud Uedar Streets, Nelson, manufacturers of and whohiaale dealers in aerated
waters and frail syrups. Sole ago,.la for Halcyon Springs mineral water.
NELSONS   DA WATER FACTORY
���.\. M. OuniUlllrS, i-es- ���.    l-Aci'., Kim,w ii
varleij of sofi drinks.  P. O, Box S8   Tulo
phone No 31.   Hoover Street Nelson
OIGARo
KOOTENAY Ol   A
ner oak , ���>"" n-n  orj> ,-. ..,..-. ���	
ufaoturers of " Hoyal Seal " anil " Kootenaj
Hello " brand of olgars.
COM MIS   IO ' M
H  J. EVANS &     O.   ."-'1     l-ui-t,
m   BOM. wlM e.-.'l' <1 injurs ill ll.iuo -. I!
content. Are b lok and lire or >. vvutui |,ii��
.steel rails and gi neral uotnnnai ion nier h
GRAIN, HAY A..ID OER. A;.o
BRACKMAN ,1 K.ER MILLING OO.
i.i.MiTKii. Krom Street, .Nuison, whole
sale dealers In flour, meals, eto., ami has
and grain. Mills M, Kdmouton, ,lctorln ninl
New Westminster. Hilovators on Calgary .\
Edmonton Railway.
QEO.   F.   MO HON
HUDSON'S BAV
COMPANY.
*
��""'��� ll> Till ���' So,
lil   If l���ll   ttnin      ,
We  have several snaps   in   House
property:
3 Koonis and attio.2 lots, corner .Stanley.. $1,600
i Rooms, 2 lots, lovely situation  1,000
I Rooms, nice cottagH. improved lot    two
5 Booms, -lone foundation, cellar full size 1,560
li Booms, Vernon street, '-' lots, excellent
value  1,950
0 Boon.s. down town new. all conveniences, rented at $30  2.15"
8 Rooms, lui'Kc  verandah, 2 lots,  dead
oheap..." 8,300
8 Rooms, all oonventenoes, 2 lots, new.... 2,000
GEORGE   GURD.
With P. L. Oslbb,
MARA  BLOCK    BAKER  ST.
Real EstateT b Mines-
W'lmio-.-le   Hav,
(jtr.tin and reed,   sfpooittl quotallou   on
carload lots to all itootcnaj1 points.
GROCERIES
A MACDONALD & OO.-Uurner v*i-
��� non uml Joueuhtiie streets, whole-ale
pro-era and jobber* in bl in ou, glove*, mlt'B,
booiH, rubbers, maokinaws and miners' sun
dries.
KOOTENAY SUPPLY CO   i imitm>
Vernon stroei, Nelsou, Import rs, * libit���
sale grocers.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
PBlMNs & CO -Bakertitreet, Nelson,
���   wholesale dealers in fresh and oureu
QiUri Is,   (Juki storage.
WEST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO
���Baker otreet Nelsou.   v\ uoiutaledeal-
era in fro-h and cured meats,
Pass's  Palo Ale.
Guirjijass1'  Foreign Stout.
PreWry's   Golden   Amber
Ale.
SchHfcz  Milwaukee Beer.
Poipiijioij ISrewery Porter.
Poijiinior)    Prew/ery  India Pale Ale.
*ll III,'al,,,,,- goods |n I'lVTOorQIIAHW
Kultl lij Hi,- III-1 riB, UUZE.1I, im: ���r |tAR.
iti:i.
The Nelson Soda Water Factory
are the sole agents for
Kootenay for
St. Lei Hot Snip Water
St. Leon Hot Springs nre
situated three miles thin
sideof Halcyon Hot Springs
and the curative power of
its waters is great' r than
that of ally other Springs
iu the Dominion. Put up
by us in bottles or syphons,
Supplied fresh daily.
Nelson Soda Water Factory.
N. n. ClirtMINS, Lessee.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Portland, Me.
Dominion Lino "Cambroman" Deo, 2
Dominion I ine "Vancouver"  Deo, Hi
Allan Lino ''Parisian'1 Dec,  2
Allan Line "Nu nud inn" Dee.   !��
From New York
White Star Line "Cymric"  Nov, 24
White Star Line "Teutonic"    ...NOV.29
Ounard Li mm ��� tttruria". Nov. 2,"i
Cunard Line "Campania" Dee. 2
North Gorman Lloyd "Kaiser Wilhelm
dor Grosso"	
 Nov. 28
Anchor Line "Anohoria"	
 Nov. 25
Hed Star Line "Kensington" .
 Nov, 20
American Line "St. Panl" 	
....     Dee.  (J
Krom Boston
Domiulon Line "Canada"	
 Deo.  fi
Passag ib arranged to nnd from all European
points. Kor rains, tickets and full Lnfrrmation
apply to C. P. U, depot agent or O K. Beasley,
(Jty Passengoi Atjont. Nni��on, H.t
W. I'. K. (I'M MINGS,
ftfmornl *u**n1  '   1* tf Offing   Wlnnlpfg
TKLKPHOXK 88.
20 ��lo Discount
Until cleared we will
give 20 ]/ discount
Oil every Jacket in
stock.
MARTIN O'REILLY k CO,
TERMS   CASH.	
REISTERER_ &   COL,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see  us.
0. D. J. CHRISTIE
GENCF'lAL   BROKER
Money to Loan
Collections _ Solicited
FOR~SALE.
A ll-iooin bouse (new), rented
at $411 per month     83,000
An 8-room hm.se   (new),  two
eorner  lots       2,700
(UotiiAl buysj 	
���I Doors West Dominion Express Office
WANTED!
2500 MINERS.
To ��vork in ttie Mr lalllforouB Mini-H of Mrli.lsli
Columbia, nt thu following prloos por
day of rjitflil hours!
Hand Driilor^ S-'I.hi
Miii'.iitnu Mon  :i..'.u
MlnurH In SlmfH   S.Mlo ?l on
Carmen  280to 3iK)
I >-liovL'll��rH.  2..Till
I l.ubo' ers  2,6(1
i Btaoksmllbs   860 to Sl.oo
iTlmbormen  8.60 lo 11,00
!    Auply to THE SILVER I.KAIi MINKS AS-
180CIATION, Sandon, British Columbia.
NELSON,
B. C
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements Inserted under this head at
the nil." of one cent n wont per Insertion, No
advertisement taken for less than 26oents.
FOR 8ALK���DwollinR Honse,   Eleven
rooms.   Sewerage connection.    New.
Centrally located    Prloe  ijtii, ooo.   Apply       NELSON HABDWARH OO
LOTS WANTED���One or two lots near
O. P. H. depot.    Quoin lowest,   chbIi
price.    M, M., Minnr ('l)ir'i'. !tt,
TWO FURNliii IEO rooms to let. Ap-
lilv nt tliis ollicc.
MONEY    To    LOAN���A      limited
nnionnl of money   for  Inun until the
nnil of   Miireli    next.     Apply,    slating
security,  Postoffloe llox 689, Nelson.
WANTED-Nnrse   Rlrl���Apply   MBS
P, E.WJL80N, Viotoriu titreet.     tf
Every Man
likes to dress in Fashionable aud
Nice Fitting Garments if lie .*iin
do so nt u reasonable prloe. My
Full nud Winter Samples are now
complete in HuilinRs, Overconti ���.���
nnd Fancy Vesting*,   (live mr r
call  nud  1  will  quote you  ptl", s
that will astonish you.
Ladles' Tailoring  in   all   its
brunches, a specialty.
W. STARMER SMITH & CO.
Chimney Sweeping, Etc.
Ueneral Hoiisp ami Oilier' ('leaning,
Glazii g, I aintiii, Paper Hanging.
Contraots mado for cleaning office** and Blores.
Purl Its in ui'i'il of lu'tp for work dono around
linusr. will II,.il it to t lieu* nd vantage to a'-pby
at ouroffioo, V\ ard Sit'eet,oppo>ilte poslollloe,
I wish io Hi'iik the people of Nr-lson for the
pntronnge bos owed upon meduvtrg iho lest
three rears, nud tnforni them that luouiinoo-
:ir>u wiih my bus uess of 1*111:111111^. Paper
Hanglig.oio. 1 liai 0 en i/agi rl Mussrs.T). Shaw
md Jolm Moifoit, who aro exn rfenccd '.'liim-
ney Swoop*, oin. I can guarantee that any
work Ihey do will givo evory >-nttsfncU"ii.
U   BTAKMKH SMITI1.
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.
I BUY ANYTHING
StevensT
Tailor
R001115 ��� and ii
Clements-Hillyer Block
Fraternity  Hall
Oor iiahi-r .1 Kootenay hih.
can be rented for Concerts, Lectures,
Dances, Banquets and every kind ol en
trrtaiinni'iiL.    Good ante-rooms,   clonk
rooms. Kit.ebon nnd dining rboin fur-
nlshed,   For ternm apply
UH. E. 0. AKTUUlt, Oity
From asleiun boat
to a baby's rattle,
Everything Las a
value at my store.
PROSSER,
Ward St.,  Bet.  Baker and Victoria.
HARDWARE &   MINING  SUPPLIES
H BYERS & OO,���Cornor Baker and
��� Josupiuuu suuuts, Nelson, wholesale
dealers In hardware and mining supplies,
Agents for Slant Powder Co
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO'Y
Umitkd Baker tiireeti Nelson, wnotu-
pale dealers m hardwaro and minlrg supplies,
plumbers'and tiusudtn's supplies.
N
ELSON  HARDWARE  OO.-Whi
-ale paints ami uiic
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNER, BEETON & CO- 'orner
vcrnou ami Josephine street*, Nolson,
wholesale dealers in liquors olgars and drj
goods, AgenUforPsbs Brewing Co of Mi-
wa kee and (Jalgary Brewing Oo, of tmlgtuj
H
UDSON'S BAY CO.   -l holimale n o-
curiun untl Liquors,o.c, Baknr it.tNolson.
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE A FRUITS
JY GRIFFIN 4 OO.-Oorner Vornon
.   and Josepnlno dtreots. Nolson. whoiosalo
(teiilurs 111 provisions, oured lueals, bailor anil
SASH AND DOORS
NELSON    SAW    AND     PLANING
MILLS,  LiMiTun���Corner Kronl  and
llnll .Stive,*, Nolson. maniiiiu'iiirors ol' anil
Wholesalo dealers tn sash nil doors; all kinds
of factory work mado 10 order.
ACETVLENE GAS
VANSTONE'S DRUG STORE. -Uor
no,' Josephine and uakor titruets.   A��ls.
forCalotuni Carbide and Welland Aoetylene
Ga   iMau'tiitui Co.
ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
W>. TEETZEL& CO - C er Baker
��� ami .10-01 ni,1 mn-oi., Nelson, whok-
saledealors lu a-suyer's supplies. Agents for
Denvei Kiiv Clay 1 lo of i>o iver, Colonulo.
Hudson's Bay Stores
West Baker St.,  Nelson.
Telephone 18.
{MlAblAN
<
AND SOO LINE.
llie direct route from
KOOIENAY COUNTED
to all imiiiis
EAST   and   WEST.
Spokane   F   Its
Northern (
Nelson &  Fort
Sheppard R ���
Red l^nimtajn R'v.
The only all rail route without
change of ours between Nelsuu a d
UoBBland and Spokanu and Ltosaland
(DAILY.)
Lv.  9.15a.m. NELSON, As, B.20p,m.
Lv. 11 2,"> a.m. KOSSI.AN L) AililH) , in.
Lv,  8 1-) .i.m SPOKANE, Ar.il.l/. '..in
Traiu Unit leaves Nelsuu al l):l"> ,1.
makes clone ciiiineolioiiH at Bpukane I
ill  Coast I'oints.
Passengers tor Kettle Blverend Boriii
arr Oreek.oonnect at Msrona withBtan
Daily,
II. A. JAOKSON, G. P. &TA.
Spokane Wash
(I. K. TAOKAIIUP.Y,
Acrent Nolson, H. V.
Nelson Employment Agency
WANTED.
Two ramp cooks. Two n'slnnrant, cooks
l'iinili waller. Waili'uss. Machine num.
Will I nr.
Two girls want, -il tint Inns in private families.
CONTltAOTS TAKMN FOR DIAMOND
COKK  DRILUNG,
J. H. LOVE, Apt      Baker r
E. J.SCOVIL
MINIXt! DUUKEB,      VOTAIIV PIIDUC.
Windermero Minos.   Correspotidor.CDaoriiltoil
WINDEKMEKE. B. O.
BANKERS AND BROKERS.
(}E0.SKALLER&C0.
CONSOL, STOCK EXCHANGE BI.DO.
60-62 Brodway,    New York
LOTS OF MONEY
can in' mado through speculation with deposit,
of*;.!'i no lilt ny dollars] upward [or 8 iior coal.
margin upward] on Sleek Bxohango,
Thouroatosl fortunes havo boon made through
Bpooulatlons in sio.ks, Whoator Cotton,
If ynuaro interested lo know how speculation,, are conducted notify usaiid wo will send
you information and market lcttor free of
oharge.
Usual commissions ohnrgod for oxooutlng
ortlcrs.
Ooverument, 1 1 ������>;, 1   and   Rsllroail
Bonds quotations furnished oa application for
pui'i'hnsi', sale or exr-li mgo,
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeing
Establishment-
S. 1). PIERRE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing1 cleans 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
Hear of I'Urbe Hotel. NilLxUN
First-Olas*. Sleeppts on all t-iiiiis irom
REVELSTOKK & KOOTENAY LDU,
TOURIST OARS pass Medicine Hut
dailv lor St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays (or Toronto, Fridays fur
Montieal and Boston
Smile cms niiss Rsvolstoke one day
earlier
CONNECTIONS
To and from Itnbson, Rosslr.nd.
Kx. Sun. Kx. Sim.
7.10 Lv. NKI.SON Air 10.40
18.00 Lv.duily NELSON daily Arr.21.4t)
M   tnii'tr I    i ii'i'ls f 1    II points
in   BOUNDAin  1 Ol'** I'BV
KveuiUK 11"'      eon   eels t       nd   ft'ODl
.Mai- Lb e ond points 1 orth, and ''X.
Sui .) roin all point, in BOUN Ala
OOUNTHT.
KOOTENAY i.IVKK ROUTE,
Daily. Str. Moyie Dmly.
28.00 Lv.        NELSOH       Arr. 16.^1
Connects   Kootenay    Landing with
Crow's Nesl Brauoh trains both ways.
KOOTENAY LAICE-K ISLO BODTK
Kx. Sun. Str. Kokanee l'x'r?'1"
10.00 liv. NELSON       Arr. U.w
Tne., Thar., Bnt., tn Aitenta ond
ret., leiivintf Kaslo at "2M;.
SANDON AND SLOGAN POINTS.
I<'y   Sun Ef' SlllK
0,00 Lv. NELSON        *.������"'-"
4 hrs NELSON tn ROSSLAND W��4
For rates and full Infornitttlon address now
est local agont, or
0 io. hkasi.ky Oity Pononger Agonl
it. W, DIIKW, Agont, Nelsfn
Tmv. Pass. Agent,      A  ����� I yfffi,, r
N'cl- 'r
Crow's Nest Pass Coal
$6.15
Delivered and Weighed.
Special   Rates For Carload
Lots.
CHARLES ST-BARBE^Agt.
FOR   MACHINERY
of iill kill'11*'
WIRE ROPEAND ROPEWAYS
Blolchertand Hallldls Bystonn.
WATER TUBE BOILERS
Iliibcnik and WllOOX.CU.
GAS and oflTENGlNES,  ��*���
Apply to J, 0,T, OROFTS, M.I.MB.
HKAi.ioYHio.K. isteLSOjN' B.0.
Bakor Btreet,      ��UJJ"V
OrtoPBBOUBSoN&OnoFTS.Vancouver
KNOIMOKHS AND A0B'^L-T-
E8TlMATE8._PLANSi-REESai* >
COUNCIL MEETING
NELSON DAILY MINER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17,  1899.
ALD HILLYER DISSATISFIED WITH
ELHOTEIO LIGHT,
Electric Supply Oo- Have Finished Their
Contract���High School Question-
General BuaiDess.
Au adjourned meeting of the City
Oounoil was held yesterday morning,
the chair being occupied by Aid. Me-
Killop, nuil suusi qui'iitly by the Mayor. Aid. Fletcher, Beer, Hillyer and
Fitzpatrick wore also in attendance.
A teuder was received from Allen
Bros., offering lo fence in the ceme.
ter.v at II cents per foot, ami 80 cents
each for posts
The Oity Engineers' opinion wns
asked, and he said ho thought the tie-
nres 100 higb.
Aid. Fletcher naked if the work
could be done more cheaply by day labor under the City Engineer's supervision.
The Oity Engineer replied in the
affirmative,
Aid. Hillyer thought that action
should be deferred for the nresent. If
the posts were to be put up now they
would be all loose when the frost disappeared.
Aid. Beer considered (hat there was
a uecissity for immediate action. For
want of fencing, cattle weri gotting
into the grounds and trampling the
graves, .cany of which had been newly
fixed up with flowers, ete.
Aid. . Hillyer pointed out that the
caretaker at the cemetery had the [lowers of the Oity pound-keeper, and could
summon the parties whose cattle trespassed.
The City Clerk explained that there
was $000 to the credit of the cemetery
account.
After some further discussion it was
deoided to fence in threo sides of the
graveyard, leaving tho railway bound-
aryjunfenced, the work to be done by
day labor.
There were two tenders reoeived for
the plumbing work in the City Hall.
Oue was from Hie Vancouver Hardware
Co., $152, and the other from Straohan
Bros., $177. It was decided to accepr
the lowest tender.
A letter was read from P, Burns &
Oo , asking if the) eonld not make arrangement wiih the Kootenay Electric
Power Co., for installing a plant to
operate their cold storage machinery.
The Oity could not snpply the power,
aud it was necessary that they should
get it from another source.
Aid. Fletcher thought that tho City
could make arrangements with the
electric company to supply them with
a certain power, which might be retailed aud be productive of animal
levenue.
Aid. Hillyer said tho question was
one which they would have to face,
and the sooner the better, as nt present tha City could not supplv lights
enough to satisfy tbo public wants.
A number of persons weio anxious tn
introduce electric power, hut under
existing cirenmstanoes thoy could not
supply thom. Fnr public lights it
would he neoHHRary to make arrange
ments with tho con.pany. and tbe
sooner '! is    as don   t  e better.
Abi Heur - It is - .' ry portu t
matter and ought to be, pronerlv dis-
eii-sed. Tbe t'aet is that we win t a
qualified snperinteudent, who will be
able to look after tlio works ami advise
us to what is best to be done.
Aid. Fletcher���That matter came before the BUard of Works, and we aro
about to make such a recommendation
as suggested by Aid Boer. Aldermen
are uot expected to be expi rt electricians. The man we have may bo good
enough in hii way, but ho cannot givo
us tho information wo want.
Tho Mayor said that he had been
speaking to Mr. MePhee on tho snh
jeot, and that tint gentleman thought
be would be able to increase earning
powers of the present works by ifKUO ir
$1,000 pur mouth, lie would require,
however, a salary of flS6*per month
It wus finally decided to appoint n
committee to look into Iho matter, who
are to leport to the Council on Monday evening naxt. Tho Mayor named
Aid. Fletcher, Boer und Hillyer as the
committee
A conimmunicatiou was read from
the Bell Telephone Co., Riving prices
for tbe installation of a fire alarm system.
A letter was read from Hou. Mr.
Ootton tiansferring the sewer pipe
forwarded by tho recent Government
for use in Nelson, to tho City.
Mr. W. T. Traves wrote asking permission to mnko a boulevard opposite
his residence.
Tho application was referred to the
Citv Engineer.
The opiuion of Oity Solicitor Galliher was read as to tho application of
the Smelter Bund that $40 por month
be allowed for an instructor. Mr.
Galliher thought the grant might be
made undor the heading "educational," and ho did not think the people would object.
Aid. Beer opposed the granting of
nny suoh sum to the bund. The baud
did not show any great liberality on
tho 1st of .Inly, when they insisted on
exorbitant payment for their services.
It was deoided to refuso the application,
Waterworks By-law No. 56 was read
a third time md adopted
Tho Eleotrio Light By-law was held
over until Monday pending the report
of the special ocmraittee, Aid. Beer
re narking that there was a general
feeling on the part of the publio to
know when tlio expense in connection
with tbe electric light system was going to end.
At this stage of the proceedings the
railway deputation entered, and business was suspended to hear tbem. A
report of the proceedings will be found
in another column. Having dispnsed
of Ihe railway problem, the Council
adjourned until S o'clock in the evening.
EVENING  SESSION.
A communication wns re d from the
Fire Brigade asking an addition of
���3Jx!i0 to the Fire Hall, and undertaking to do the work tho nsolves if the
Citv would snuplv the material. Referred to the Oity Engineer foi an estimate.
A letter was rend from Hon. Mr.
Semlin stating that an order-in-oounci]
had been issued reserving a strip of
land 75 feet wide, being an extension
of Hall sireet from high to low water
mark.
Aid. Hillyer suggested that tbe necessary steps be taken to secure the
water front rights between Ward and
Stanley streets.
Aid. Fletcher suggested that, they ascertain from thn Government what
rights the O. P. R. had at present and
ask fur the plans of the water front.
This suggestion was adopted.
It was decided to put down a four
foot sidewalk on Veruon streft from
Stanley tn railway street; to coutinue
the present sidewalk on the east side
of Stanley street from Elliott block to
Vernon street; nud to put down a
three-plank sidewalk on limes street
from   Stanley   to Ward street.
The Kootenay Electric Supply Co.,
wrote intimating that their contract
was finished and asking that the work
be inspected and taken ovor, and the
sum of $4,825 paid.
Aid. Fletcher���Givo them an I. O.
U.  (Laughter.)
It was decided to have tbo work inspected, aud taken over if executed in
accordance with contract.
On the recommendation of the Mayor
it was decided to call upon tho City
Engineer to select tbo forty acres to be
used for park purposes and recreation
grounds as proposod by the agreement
witli tho 0. P. R.
Aid. Beer suggested that when the
C. P. il. by-law was being submitted
there might be one asking for funds
for the building of a City Hall.
Aid. Hillyer suggested that nn effort
should be made to ascertain how many
children there wero iu town eligible
for high school. If thero weie twenty,
and he believed there wero,they might
manage to get 910,000 oi so from the
Government for the building of a
school. Then they might make Nelson
a separate school district, which he
thought would be a stop in the right
direction.
It was agreed that Aid, Hillyer
should wait upon the school Board,
and discuss the mattor with thom. After which the Council adjourned.
The Parisian Hail Dressing Parlors
in tbe Victoria Block have changed
hands, and th lady who inns conducts
them is advertising the change in to-
nay's Miner *
AT X US 110 I'Kir HOME.
II. .1 Sullivan, Toronto; Charles H,
Brnttun,   bpokime; Edwin  Gumming,
Kaslo; A. (i. Yuill, Medicine Hut ;
,1.  It.  Gilford,   Silver   King   mine;.,!
L. White, Greenwood; A. W. Smitii,
Montreal; James Brown, Mrs. James
Brovrii, New York; W. E, Hyudman,
'Jharlottetowu, P. E I, ; J. Williams,
Kingston; J. Jeffrey, Kaslo.
LOCAL AWD PERSONAL
The price of Crow's Nest Coal hah
heen lowered 25 cents per Ion.
Mr. Fred Starkev.ihe Rosslnnd agont
of ihe Parsons' Produce Co,, came over
to Nelson yesterday, 0Q a business
trip.
Janitor Herring is still on the lookout for that, fox terrier puppy which
was stolen from his kennels some days
ago.
The Street Railway Company's rolling slock will, to begin with, consist
of three carp. These have boon ordered
and ure now on tho way.
Tho Nashville Students arc due to
show here in tho Opera Houso on Tuesday evening next, The sale of seats
opens this morning in thn Opera House
block.
Mr. John Wilson, superintendent of
the 0. P K- Telegraph Company's
lines in British Columbia, was in Nel
son yestoiday. He forms
Mnrpolo's paity of 0. I
Olaf Lnnd has sold the Klondike Hotol to Johnson and his partner, who
arc uow running the hotel, for $10,01)11.
The price is considered a veiv higb ono
by the real estuto men   of the City.
Mr. R. Williamson, of the Parson's
Produco Co., who has been laid up
with fever for the past couple of
months, was out yesterday. Ho has
still to improve much in honlth before
ho can resume duty.
Mr. Patrick Russell, tbo local manager of the Paisons' Produce Compuny,
who has been confined to his lied for
several weeks past, is now pronounced
out of danger, and ou tho road to recovery.
Lieutenant-Colonel Peters, D. 0, C,
will inspect the Nelson Company of
the Rocky Mountuin Rangers at the
Skating Rluk  tomorrow    evening at
one of   Mr.
R. oilioials.
" Looking back.I see I never
saw before."
This is the exclamation of satisfied
customers.
We have fitted successfully stubborn
cases that others have failed in.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Consultation free.
Patenaude Bros.,
OPTICIANS,
Nelson. B, C.
Parisian Hair Dressing
Parlors
Arc now open, a lurtfo assortment of Halt
u oils, KiK'Tui Treatments unit Hair Tunic
Ijullcri ibould not lie without our Hose Creams,
ltouin I, Victoria IliillilliiK.
Up to Date!
W'e nre showing some Handsomely   Trimmed    Millinery
this week. Don't mill seeing it.
Mrs. McLaughlin.
YOU WANT SHOES!
We Want Money.
We Have the Shoes.
You Have the Money.
We think we can make a trade this week if you give us a call
for Footwear. There is no need to make a purchase unless we
demonstrate beyond a doubt our ability to give you good value for
your money on this special occasion.
As We Said Before, We Need Money.
LILLIE BROS. sMrsl
i!��7TTiTmnn mmTi mrrmr
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   -   -   -   -   ��2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, ��1,500,000, Reserve, Sl,25o,ooo.
head Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Qeneial Banking Business transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.    Interest allowed un specie!
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
BRANCIlliS IN BRITISH COLOMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Van'
couver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
SMOKE
7 :30, when a full turn out is   ordered.   ikOtinAittn: ;';'m,uuu;i;; u'.nu.!,
The usual weekly drill was held Inst
night, and another will he held tonight.
���I. Thornton Lnngley, of theOknnn-
gan Free Gold Co., paid Nelson a first
visit ou Wednesday, aud is favorably
impressed with the inland capital.
This company have declared a dividend
of five per cent., and expect soon to
announce another payment to stockholders.
Mr. G. 0. Bochannu was in town
yesterday on business iu connection
with the proposed lumber combine. He
declined lo talk for publication, but as
the Nelson Saw & Planing Mills will
have nothing to do with the combination, it is not likely to amount to
much locally.
H. D. Beck, formerly caretaker of
the cemetery, was buried yesterday at-
tsrnoon, the Kev. H. s. Akeburet officiating. It is one of tbe ironies of life
Unit the deceased was buried in a
grave whose digging he himself had
begun. D. McArthur ic Co bad charge
of the funeral arrangements.
Mr. G. McL Brown yesterday received a telegram from President
r-ihnughnessy, of the C, P. R., stating
that the oompany would be pleased to
have tenders from local contractors for
the construction of tbe extension of the
Crow's Nest Pass line to Kelson. The
tenders ninst be in at once, as the contract will bo let at the end of the present month.
Tbe VVes' Kootenay Power & Light
Company intend practically doubling
the capacity of their plant next spring,
and for this purpose engineers are uow
surveying the upper falls which it is
intended to utilize. A gigantic pipe,
no less than 12 feet in diameter, will
be used to convey the water to the
wheel. The upper falls are about TO
feet ill height.
Tho present condition of the old
graveyard is positively disgraceful.
The graves are all opeu, and flooded.
At the time the coffins were removed
what earth remained appears to have
beeu thrown in. Recent rains bas
caused it to sink, aud today every spol
from which n coffin wns taken is a
yawning grave pit. It would not take
niueh to level up the ground.
Tho Mayor yesterday sent the following telegram to Hon. Mr. Ootton:
"We are negotiating with O. P. R for
tbe transfer as to recreation ground on
th a assumption that the Government
will transfer to tbo company blocks ��s
and 8!) at City's requesr. Please reply
at once.'' The reply waB ns follows :
"Government will carry nut agreement as originally proposed repecting
exchange of land."
Mr. Charles B. Bratton, inspector of
United States mails for Mnntana, Ida-
bo and Washington, was in the City
looking over the proposed now international mail route via Port Hill by
the Nelson-Bedlington and Kootenai
Valleys railroads. It is claimed that
twenty four bonis will be saved by
iu nil coming from tbe east via this
route, while, if the present railway
connections am kept up, mails leaving
Nelson at II p. in. would reach Spokane
by 7 :45 next morning.
One of the many socials to be given
in the Church of England Sunday
School this winter took place last night
and was a great success, The music
was something to be remembered for a
long time to come. The games, which
c.insisted of whist, oribbnge, cbe-s.
bean bags and a great many others too
numerous to mention, were enjoyed by
all. About in o'clock refreshments
worn served and by 11 the merry party
left after a very enjoyable evening.
The Rsv. H. S. Akehufst called attention to a family in tlio town who ate
in very distressing circumstances and
il 1.(1(1 was Immediately subscribed.
Mr. J. O. Watson writes The Minor
to call attecntion to the caso of Mrs,
Jeffreys. Ho highly commends the
generosity whioh was displayed in connection witb the Nelson volunteers for
tbe Transvaal, and thinks that if we
cn. Id uiv SO liberally to furnish them
tu l,ct. "Kiev v e mighi nl least iln
H tnetl ing t ids relit vins the ni-
tr. ss of n Nel in ' imily I'or three
ii i ntiis Mrs Jeffreys wns In the hnsni
rut, mid i ri hi nlth is not yet res ore I.
A shori time ago ber hu'Diind had his
ar n shot off. Tin re is u family of
three small children, for whom It is
Impossible the parents can provide, It
would seem lo be a case for the charitably dispose I
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WiLLS'S
TAKE   NO   OTHER. I
SMOKE "ROYAL  SEAL"   CIGAHS
The Nelson Electric Tram way Co. Ltd.
LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERH5
Large number Choice Building Lots adjacent to the
line of their Tramway. Por price and terms of sale apply
at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block, Corner of
Josephine  and Vernon Streets,
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
LUMBER.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
ROUGH AND
DRESSED LUMKKK,
SHINGLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH D0<-1H
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST  FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
Mill at PILOT KAY.
Yards,  NKI.SON and LAKOO.
HEAD   OFFICE
NELSOlSr.
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
To Contractors M Builders
Vim oi ii save nio'iey by
buying your
Plate. Sheet aud Ornamental
Glass from
R. H. WILLIAMS, Xklson, Agent tor
J.   W.  MELLOR,
VICTORIA, B.C.
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company.
Operating
KASLO & BI-OCAN RAILWAY
INTERNATIONAL NAV. -fc TRAD. CO.
Schedule of Time.      Paoiflo Standard rime.
Effective Jam- 19, mil).
KASLO & SLOGAN RY.
Passenger train for Sandon nnd way stations
leaves kudo at 8 a, m��� daily. RctumiiiK,
leaves Randon at 1,16 p.m., arriving at Kasio
ui 8.66 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD. CO,
Operating on Kootenay Lake and River,
sir. "International1 loaves Kaslo for Nelson
at tl a. in. dally except Bunday Returning,
leaves Nelson at L.S0 p,n����� calling at Balfour,
Pilol Bay, Ainsworth and all way points. Connects with Btr. "Albeita" to and from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, also with S. K. & N. lo and
from   pofiaoe ai Five Mile Point
Str Alberta" Leaven Nelson for Conner's
Kerry, Tuesdays, Thnredaya and Saturdays
at 7 a.m., mooting Steamer "International'
from Kaslo at Pilot Hay. Returning, leaves
Bonner's Ferry at 8 a. m. Wednesdays, Kri-
days and Sundays, connecting with Sir. "International" for Kaslo, Lardo and Argenta,
Direct connections made at Bonner's Kerry
with Great Northern Railway for ail pointa,
east and W68t.
LARDO-DUNt AN  DIVISION.
Str. "International" leaves Kaslo for Lardo
and Argenta at 8,46 p,m. Wednesdays and Kri
days. Btr. "Alberta" leaven Kaslo for Lardo
and Argcntft at B.00 p.m. Sundays.
Steamers call at prinoipal landings in both
directions, and at other points when signalled
Tickets sold Lo all points in Canada and Lho
United States.
To ascertain rat oh and full information, ad-
dresa :
ROBERT IRVINU,
Manager, Kaslo, B. c
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West Kootenay Butcher Co.
-\I.I,   KINDS   OK
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
WHOLESALE   ANO RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders hy mail receive careful and prompt attention.
SMOKE "ROYAL SEAL"  GIGARS.
W. P. DICKSON
E. H. H. APPLEWHAITE
J. McPHEE
Kootenay Electric Supply and Gonstrnction Co.
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete lilectiic Equipments for lilectric Power Transmission and lighting for ,..ines,   towns,   etc     lilectric   Fixtures, LampsBellff, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Josephine S* NELSON,  li. C.
COAL     REDUCTION     COAL
WHO  WANTS  COAL?
BEST  ROSLYN  LUMP  COAL  $9.50
Per Ton.    Leave Orders With Cash.
GAMBLE   &   O'REILLY,   AGENTS.
SMOKE "KOYA'L SEAL"  CIGARS.
Nelson Harness Shop
The largest Block
and greatest variety of Harness,Saddles, Collars, Blankets, ele , kepi In
the Kootenay. A
call always con-
Hall Street, Nelson.
J. M. LUDWU1.
.. L. POGUE...
HarualiiH In
nun TBIHJ
HARNESS,
BXPBBf*. I! iiiw ">,
PACK M H;Mm��.
AMD ivtltltLU).
WHIPS, ETC,
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BRING
YOUR
OB
WORK
To
the
NELSON
DAILV
MINER
OFFIE
*
|B have the most completely
equipped Job Oflice in
Hi,' Kootenays, ami are
therefore prepared to turn out
tbeBeal Work, and we do it at
lock bottom  prices,
QUICKLY,
NEATLY,
AM)
CHEAPLY.
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MM NELSON DAILY MINER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, iS99-
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C-P-R-AND NELS0N
HAVE AGREED
(Continued From Kirst Pnge.l
the forty acres binding the City to use
thom for recreation purposes.
Mr. Macdonald���Can yon hold prop-
urty outside the City except for park
purposes?   Would your title  be   clear.
Mr. Galliher replied that while at
present they might not be able to do
no. tbey might get such legislation ae
would enable them.
Mr. Macdonald quoted from the
Municipalities Aot to show that such
land? held by a municipality, outside
its limits, must b< held for park purposes.
Aid. Fletcher was anxious to seo
their title clear, and the purposes for
which the land was held clearly defined.
Mr. Macdonald���We make a gift of
it us recreation grounds, nut we won't
make the gift if the land Is to be used
for speculation. Home people may come
along with all sorts of schemes for
utilizing the grounds, but if you are
bound to use them for recreation purposes only, you pieserve them for the
public use. I think it would be well for
the Council to have  this point settled.
Aid. Beer said he wns disposed to
take Mr. Galliher's opinion, and he
declared that the lauds under the proposed agreement could not be sold.
Mr. Macdonald���But another City
Solicitor may come in and tell you that
you can sell Ihem.
Aid. Beer���I am willing to trust 60
per cent, of the people to say what
they want.
Aid. Hillyer approved of the agreement as it stood, with the restrictive
clause.
Mr. Macdonald���We" aro trying to
make you a gift, and you wont let us
do it in our own way.
Aid. Beer-1 like that word "gift"
One would think you were getting
nothing in return.
Mr. Marpole���We are asking nothing
from you, but are proposing to make
Nelson a divisional point. Now we
will quit you right here if you say so.
We aro asking no bonus or anything
from you, while Calgary is paying
$!>o,000 or $30,000 for the privilege of
being mado a  divisional poiut.
Mr. Brown���You must remember
that point, that we are asking no bonus
from you. We are anxious to show our
willingness to co-operate with Nelsou.
It is not as if there were no other place
which we might seloct as a divisional
point.
Mr. Galliher asked if the Council
Becured from the Government, and for
the railway, blocks titi and 89. would
the company deed this forty acres.
Mr. Macdonald said tho proposition
should be taken as a whole.
Mr. Marpole said that some months
ago, so anxious were the people of
Nelsou to have it a divisional point,
that they would have givon a bonus or
anything that miglit be asked for. Now
the company offered to make it a divisional point without practically asking
anything, and he could not understand vhy objections should he raised.
After some fuither discussion the
clause passed.
The next point discussed was a clause
which Mr. Galliher proposed to insert in the agreement that the company undertake to put up round
houses, sheds, stations and all appurtenances incidental to the operations
of a divisional point.
Mr. Marpole explained that as soon
as another connection was made���the
Crow's Nest. Pass Hue for instance-
Nelson would bo made a divisional
point, and the buildings would follow
as a matter of course. The fact was
that they required more accommodation at present, and must havo it.
Mr. Galliher explained tbat tho reason for wishing the clause inserted was
that for all he know it might be possi-
blo to mnko Nelson a divisional point
without erecting any buildings.
Mr. Brown explained that certain
buildings wero necessary to a divisional point. Ho further stated that
tho recreation ground was only held in
trust by tho (/'ity.
Mr. Galliher said that if satisfactory
arrangements could be made wilh tho
C. P. R. the Ciiy would get a Crown
giant of the ground.
Mr. Macdonald asked on what authority this statement was made.
Mr. Galliher replied that Mr. Cotton
had given them such an assurance.
Mr. Marpole explained that as tn
buildings, thoy would require four or
livo new stalls for enginos and other
buildings. Nelson was going to be
the most, costly point on tho system.
At Kamloops thoy wero givon tho
grounds fnr their round bouse, etc.,
and they put up buildings there, and
would do the sumo thing bore. Thev
OOUld not, however, give a guarantee
as io when ihose   buildings   would   lie
pill   11)1.
Mr, Q illihi ;��� Thai seems to me reasonable,
Mr. Marpole���You have tho assurance
of Mr. Bhaughnessy on  tho subject.
Mr. Galliher thou proposed the in-
sortion of another clause���that the C.
P. R i.miertiiko to maintain tbe Oity
of Nelson as a divisional point for a
term of ten years.
Mr. Marpole said they could not bind
themselves in that way.    Thoy had ex-
I pressed their   intentions of  putting np
tho necessary   buildings, which would
I cost a very  considerable sum, and   after going to this   expense   it was   not
likely that tbey would lmke a change.
Mr. Galliher���We can't forget the
cases of Donald and Revelstoke yon
know.
Aid. Beer���Permanency ought to be
insured
Mr. Macdonald���If you were giving
us some big bonus yon might reasonably ask for these conditions, but yon
are not.
Aid. Beer���I would rather give a
bonus and bo assured of the permanency of the arrangement.
Mr. Macdonald���Well give it to  us.
Mr. Galliher���If jou are to establish
a divisional point, it would be well to
have an assurance that there will be
some permanency about it. No doubt
it would enconraga capital to Nelson to
have such an assurance.
Mr. Marpole said that his people at
Montreal would not entertain such a
proposal.
Aid. Beer���We can't forget tho presence of Robson, wliich is much spoken
>t as a probable divisional point.
Mr. Browu���The management would
never agree to any such terms as you
propose. We come in here and are
willing to speud money in buildings,
etc., and having done that we are not
likely to change, bnt changes may occur within the next ton or fifteen years
which might compel us to.
Mr. Mncdouald���Suppose we insert
such a clause, where is your penalty.
Mr. Marpole pointed out that the selection for tno station site was mado
before incorporation.
Aid. Beer���I don't look upon this
arrangement ns at all equivalent for
our equity in the recreation ground,
and 1 think we ought, at least, to get
nn assurance that this will be main
tained as a divisional point for a term
of years.
Mr. Macdonald���You are practically
giving us nothing.
Mr. Gallihor���This may be generosity on the part of the 0. P. R., or it
may bo purely business, but���
Mr. Marpole���It is business, purely
business.
Tbe Mayor remarked that there was
some $12,000 difference botween the
proporty the C. P. H. wore getting
and that which they wore giving.
Mr. Galliher���If there is no penally
will the insertion of the olauso 1 propose do you any harm?
Mr. Macdonald said that if a manufacturer were to come to town to start
a big business, tho Council would give
him exemption from taxation, a bonus
or anything he asked, but here was a
company coming in to do business and
undertakiug to establish Nelson as a
divisional poiut without any such encouragement, and why try and impose
restrictions.
Aid. Beer���You miglit insert the
clause ns a matter of generosity.
Mr. Marpole opposed the insertion of
the clause.
Mr Brown snid they were not likely
to spond f60,000 or$60,000 iu buildings
and then clear out. In Donald it was
known fro i. the very start that it was
not to be tho divisional point permanently.
After some further discussion during
which it was pointed out that the exemption from taxation was already enjoy.?;! by iho company, and thnt there
was really nothing in this clause, the
agreement as amended was adopted
and the City Solicitor instructed to
prepare the nenessiiry by-laws, and
that same be introduced at the next
meeting of tho Council
itith inst., );y Rev. Mr. Robson, August Hanson to Annie Louise Anderson.
The bridegroom was supported by
Charles Anderson, while Miss Olivia
Nelsou performed a similai duty for
the bride. There weie a large number
of beautiful and useful presents. Much
of the ceremony in connection with
the marriage was according to Scandinavian custom, and proved most interesting to those of the guests who
wore strangers to it. The happy couple will leave almost immediately foi
their ranch neur Seattle.
MAARTENS UN THE WAR.
THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY.
A Rich District That is East Filling Up.
Mr. Hugh Sutherland came iu from
the Boundary Country on Wednesday
night, mid reports that everything is
looking well in that district. Sinco
tho trains commenced to run tbey were
every day crowded, and great quantities of machinery were going in. The
Greenwood smelter was going up, as
was also the smelter at Grand Porks.
Phoenix is making wonderful progress, aud many of her mines were
ready to ship as soon as railway facilities wero provided. The Ironsides
townsite people put their lots ou the
market and everyone of them were
bought up, nnd a similar leport wns
made by the other townsite people so
that there was not now a lot there that
had not passed into second handi.
They had commenced the incorporation
of a waterworks company, which would
be n groat boon to the town. Tho railway company wore running spurs into
tbe principal mines, so that within a
short time thero wonld ho several
initios on the shipping list. Columbia,
Mr. Sutheiliind says, is nnothor of tho
now towns that is g.iiug abend. Tlio
big hotel, recently bnrned there, is being rebuilt, and will soon be ready for
occupation. There is considerable activity in the mines, but a giont many
more men would be employed were it
uot for iho troubles occasioned hj tho
Eigbt-HoDi law. Mr. Sutherland had
been in Republic some short time ago,
and there the men wore working ten
hours a day and being paid $y.liO and
iu some cases less. Mr. Sutherland
expects to leave tomorrow for tbe
North Star, and will then go East.
marriedT-
At the residence of Mr,Carl Maynus,
Slucnn street on   Wednesday  evening,
A SOFT-HEARTED JURY.
Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 16.���Pearl
Hart, the alleged woman bandit, who
was charged with holding up a Ftage
near Florence wus acquitted last night.
Miss Hart addressed the jury in her
own defence and pleaded passionately
for freedom that she might return to
Toledo, Ohio, to her fast-failing
mother. Immediately after her acquittal, the woman wns re-nrrested.
charged with interfering with United
States mails an.l she will he tried
again.
BIG MERCHANT DEAD.
Montreal, Que., Nov. 16 ���Robert
Liaton, one of the most prominent dry
goods merchants in this city is dead.
For ovor a quarter of a century he was
connected with tho firm of Robertson. Linton & Co.,wholesale rirygoods,
formerly William Stephen & Co., of
which George Stephen, now Lord
Mount Stephen, was a member, dissolving about two years ago, and the
business was continued hy the deceased until about a year ago, when be retired and the business was wound   up.
He Siys the Peace Conforenoe Only
Tried f., Miligute War's Evils.
St. Petorluirg. Nov Hi. ���M. de Mnar-
teus, Professor of International Law at
tho University of St. Petersburg, and
who was a member of tho Russian
delegation to the Peace Conference at
Tbe Hague, hns published a card in
the Official Messenger in which he
expresses regret that the horrors of war
should have appeared within two
mouths after The Hague conference.
He declares, however, that Ihe conferences aro not responsible for events in
the Transvaal ns tbe members had not
attempted to avert war bu- had ,!��� ��� o;
themselves particularly to riefiuiiig the
laws and usages of war, hoping thus
to mitigate rather than abolish the evil
which wns never the object of the
conference.
MAKE MONTREAL MORAL.
Montreal, Nov. 10.���To a deputation
of the liquor sellers today, who protested against the number of shebeens and
other places of ill repute in Montreal
where liquor is illegally sold, Premier
Marchand stated that tho Quebec Government would not be chocked by any
influence in its endeavors to rid Montreal of all places of immoral character.
JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE.
Kingston, Out., Nov. 10.���The coroner's jury in the caso of tho James
shooting affray yesterday, have returned a verdict of "justifiable homicide."
The magistrate and police authorities have in consequence role.ised Fra-
lick, who iirod the fatal shot,
PRIZE FIGHT IN CANADA.
Toronto, Nov. It!.���The neoessary
articles have boan siRiied between Joe
Goddnrd, of Australia, and Jack Mo-
Oormick, of Philadelphia, to meet under the Crescent Athletic Club nuspices
on Saturday, Nov. 25. The match is
considered the biguesi thing of the
kind 67er marie in Canada.
A CENTENARIAN.
Montreal, Nov. 10. ��� A. Provost,aged
100, arrived here today from St. Amies
de Rellevue, to spend the remainder
of his ,ays m tbe Grey nunnery Ho
was formerly employed by the Hudson's Bay Co. He remember* dis-
tiiv tly tho American invasion of 1812
and the battle of Waterloo.
MISS LODGES DEAD.
Montreal, No-. 111.���Miss Susi.n
Douges, since 1875 muthemntioil teacher in the High School aud si.ioa 1896,
first assistant in charge of the Hiph
School for girls, is dead, from scarlet
fever. She hnd beeu ailing for many
months.
MANITOBA ELECTIONS.
Winnipeg, Man. Nov. HI.���The writ
for the Manitoba Provincial elections
was issued today. The nominations
take place on the JlOtb of November,
and the polling on Ihe ,th of December. Many eastern politicians are expected here shortly to take part In the
fight.
FOSTER ON THE STUMP.
Barrio, Ont,, Nov. 1(1.���Tlio Hon.
(I. 10. Foster addressed a largo mooting
of the North Simcoo electors on the
political questions of the day from the
opposition Standpoint, last night.
WANT THBIH MONEY HACK.
Montreal, Nov. hi���The Nicola
county depositors in the defunct Ville
Marie Bank consider lhat the Dominion Government should become responsible and redeem the amounts deposited in tho hank. Tbey havo forwarded
a petition to this effect to tho Government.
KNAPP IN MONTREAL.
Montreal, Nov. Iti.��� Kuapp, of roller
bout fume, is  in tbe  oily todny,   and
expressed confidence   in   the  ultimate
success of bis invention.
REGULATIONS ALTERED.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. Ill ���Washington authorities have modified the original ruling of tho regulations regarding sealskins brought into the United
Stutes by foreign tourists, whioh now
permits tourists to mnko affidavits before notaries nt the port of arrival instead of tho port of departure.
MIOTAE QUOTATIONS.
New York, Nov. 10.-Bar silver,
B9U ; Mexican dollars, 47J4 ; silver certificates, m% to o9}��.
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
Gooklno Stoves & Ranges
Which we are offerin r  ������
VERY  LOW  PRICES.
CALL AND  INSPECT  OUR  STOCK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
IMFORT-ERS   OF
tiMitJtu,
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
���������������������������������
Tuesday Eve*, Nov. 21.
+����������������������
Thearle's Original
Nashville
Students
In  the funniest opera  ever written;
entitled
"Me Rastus5 BirtHf
Introducing
Mr. George W. Walley
The World Renowned Lion Baas, with
n voice like the sound of v. great
church he 1.
���Mr. AARON   WARE
The Great Shouting Tenor and Funny
MonologisL.
Miss JULIA WARE
Leading Soprano.
The  N.shville  Mocking  bird.
Miss KATE J. GRASES
Great  Jubilee Song  Sopran i and
Re ider.
Miss LETH1A LIVERPOOL
Damp meeting Song Leader.
Miss CASSIE BROWN
Contralto.
Mr, GEORGE SNOWDEN
Ballad  Tenor.
Mr. FRED   BURGH
Solo Pianist aud Accompanist.
���������+������������-������
A grout programme of Jubilee Songs,
Camp Meeting Scene , and Plantation
Dances.   Also all the latest Coon Songs
hy the greatest Colored Singers nud
Dancers ever organized,
Adiiii-sion o0 in d To cents.
Seats on sale at Opera House Mock.
PLUMBING and TIN5MITHINQ
A SPECIALTY.
WAIT   FOR  OUR
New Froit.   Our car will lie here in a few days, consisting of a choice
selectut assortment of Fancy Groceries for Ohri tmas, including
NEW   RAISINS
NEW   CURRANTS
NFW   PEELS
NEW   NUTS
NEW   FIGS
Poultry Dressing, Essences, Spices, Icings, Etc., Fte,
Our Slock of Fine Xmas Candies will arrive in go; il
time.    Wait for them, and  profit thereliv.
Mail and Telephone Orders Promptly Attended to.
M. DES BRISAY & CO.
J. E. ANNABLE
Real Estate
Fire Insurance
Life Insurance
Money to Loan
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK,
Nelson, R. C
A. R- BARROW, a.m.i.c.e.
Provincial Laud Surveyor,
Cornor Vicloiin i.urt Kootonay sts.
I: 0, Box MO. Telephone No. (il)
KELSON WINE CO.,
whore you can depend nn Rotting tho liot
uranrtsinilu market and nny quantity from
10c. up,  Prloas oaonot be disputed,
'J'HONK ��.'!.
Frank A. Tamulyn, Mgr.,
Baker Street, Nelson
F.J. BRADLEY & CO.
PAINTERS nnd
DECORATORS.
sign workTspecialty.
Builders will ilnrl it to their advantage lo
IlKiiro with Bradloy & Oo, on Painting
BUY IT.
The Miner is on sale at the following news stores at five cents per
copy:
Gilbert Btanley
Tliunirion SLailonury Co
Canada Drug&BooK Oo.
Hotel Hume Nowh Stand
goto] Phair Newsstand
Humphrey & Pittoofc
l��. Campbell
V. V. NoIhoii
J. F Delano?
K. a. Bradshaw
Blocao Nowh Co,
Thomson Uron.
note] Spokane
M. W. Simmon
Lament & Voting
John  Dryrion
James Hamilton
Samuel Price
11. A. King & (Jo.
Nelson
Nelson
Nelson
Nelson
Nolson
Nolson
Ymir
New Denver
Kosoborry
Blooan Oity
Sandon
vanoouvor
Spokane
Rossland
ICiihIo
Lardo
Creston
Robson
Greenwood
and  News   Agents   on   boats and
trains out of Nelson
H.   BYERS   &  CO
MINERS'   SUPPLIES.
Powder,    C-ips,    Fuse.   Shovels,   Picks,
BAR   IRON   AND   STEEL,
ORE   CARS,
IRON    PIPE    AND    FITTINGS.
A large   consignment  of   all  kinds of   Heavy   Hardware
just   arrived.
NELSON
KASLO
SANDON
Arrived in Nelson- Carload
Canadian Whiskies
Including- Segram's  2, 4 and 7 Year Old Rye in Barrels.
Segram's    Star,   '83   Rye   and    While    Wheat    Whisky   in   Cases.
Gooderham   and   Worts'   Rye   in   Cases.
Walker's Club  Rye in Cases.
R. P. RITHET & CO.
A. B. GRAY. Kootenay Agent-,
Nelson, B. C.
A   COMPLETE   ASSORTMENT OF
��� ������
rocenes
Means a good deal to you, and to us a good deal ol wor'"
and watchfulness.
In groceries we endeavor to carry everything saleable and of llie best
quality only, in order that your orders may be filled satisfactorily Remember " Ram Lais " of this year's picking is absolutely unsurpassed.
Call and give us your order today.
KIRKPATRSCK & WILSON,
Telephone Call, No. 10. Post Office Kox, K and W.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
MEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
Branch Markets in Roysland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon. Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Ordori by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
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