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lv Edition No. 51
Nelson, British Columbia. Sunday, September io,  1899.
Tenth Year
Guilty, But With Extenuating Circumstances," the Verdict.
The Sentence Satisfies Neither Dreyfusites Nor Anti-
Dreyfusites- Great Excitement In Paris-
Singing the Marseillaise.
Rennes, Sept. !). ���Tbe expected    has
happened, Dioyfus lias been   condemned, but though a majority of those iu
com! room tliia afternnon fully expected tbe verdict, thoy were  completely
stupefied when it ����� us given   nnd  the
silence  which prevailed  in the room
and tho    way   nicu   turned pule  and
caugbl their  breath was more impressive than any ether manifestation could
bave been.   M. Demange sank back iu
bis chair and tears   trickled down   his
checks and M. Labori   turned white as
a sheet while all around tbe courtroom
men looked   at each other in   silence
Positively the only   sound to be  heard
was tho rustling of papers from tho re- j
porteis  as  each  press   representative
tried to be first to send   the news.    As
Ihe audience left the court   room fully !
11) or in iircn wore eying uud a major .
ity   nf   those   walked    quietly  down;
Btreot (or move than a block  without 1
speaking a word.    It was like a funeral |
procession.    Meanwhile a tragedy  was
being enaoten   in   tho littlo   room   olt'|
lhe court room wheio Dreyfus listened
to tlie reading of tlie verdict.    He bad i
been told   the result   by   his   lawyers
and bad wept bitterly but when in the
presence cf  officials of   court-martial
bo listened impassively to the sentence,
His wife was awaiting in torture'
aud suspense at hor house born and the
news bravely and when visiting hoi
husband Ibis afternoon showed onlookers who wero in streets no sign of her
suffering as she walked from hci ear-
riage to the prison.
Mathieu Dreyfns   was not present in
enurt   this   afternoon but   visited   his'
brother after the verdict had been rendered.   He found him   perfectly  calm!
and without any manifestation of surprise at finding of tho court.  The pris-
. oner simply shrugged bis shoulders,ut- j
tering nu expressive "Ah" as  bo  em-1
braced bis brother,   and  as tho latter
was  preparing  to leave said:   "Console uiy wife."
The general belief is that Dreyfns
will bo pardoned, bnt this will not satisfy bis friends who vehemently declare that thoy will refuso to accept the
verdiot and will continue the battle
until tbo judgment is reversed. The
verdict thoy siy is directed more
against the .lews than against Dreyfus
aud if allowed to stand will make
their existence in Franco impossible.
M Labori aud M. Demange took the
midnight train for Paris. They drove
tn llio station in a, closed carriago, escorted by fonr gendarmes, The road
was praelicaly deserted and no demonstration occurred enroutc. M. Demange
and M. Labori will tomorrow sign
an application for a revision of the
case although thore is no hope that the
verdiot will be reversed. beetles of
great excitement occurred at Rennes
tonight, Thee anti-Droyfnsards broko
l"oso and started a demonstration,
which but fur prompt and rigorous
measures by the police, would hnve
Undoubtedly developed iuto serious dis
"liters. The first sign ot trouble manifested itself immediately after the vrr-
diel became known. Tbo announce-
Went of the prisoner's condemnation
was agreeable to a majority of tic
people and cheer and cries of "Vivo
'��� Amice" wen: raised, the gendarmes
"nd troops looking on without muk-
">g any attempt lit intreferoueo. The
terrace in rout of the leading cafe in
Rennes was filled with people taking
'heir afternoon drinks and when the
verdiot of the court was announced,
the customers rose to their feet and demanded that the string band should
Hive the Mntseillaiie, Tho band struck
"I1 the uir gnd tho orow:is joined in tlio
national   song.    As   dinner   hour  ap
proached the streets became empty but
about 8 o'clock a crowd gathered at
th. cafe and in the square beside it
and the adjacent street. Just then an
incident occurred at tbe hotel Moderno
which is known as the Dicvfus center
Two men, notorious auti-Droyfusards
entered tho garden inside of tbo hotel
and sat ut ono of the tables under the
trees and ordered coffee. At an adjoining table sat La Dume Blanche with a
companion, while at other tables wero
seated Mine. Bernard Loznro and Formed, with other Dreyfusards. Tbe
two newcomers at once begau to make
offensive remarks about Dreyfus and
Jews generally, one of them turning
to La Dume Blanche said: "Oh,
these dirty Jews, ��� these dirty Drey-
fosards." La Dame Blanche replied
tolling him nut to address ber, the
men persisted and added personal insults whereupon La Dame Blauche oalled then cads for insulting a woman
and snatched a menu card in a heavy
metal frame and threw it at the head
uf hor insulter, nairowly missing him.
The other dineis,    seeing   the trouble,
rose en masse and threatened to throw
tho men out of the gardjii. In an instant the plaoe became a perfect babel,
every one shouting at the top of their
voices, 0 ailing tbe men cowards and
"canaille.'' They discreetly withdrew, just as tho threatened free light
was on a point of breaking out, a do
tachment of gendarmes arrived ond
after a scone of intensso excitement
put the men who bad caused the trouble
iuto tbe street. Strong repressive
measures, however, alone can prevent
disturbances, The cafes in the neighborhood have been closed, some by
tho police, and others through panics,
and tranquillity is now practically restored.
Rennes, Sept, 0.���Dreyfus was sentenced to tenj yeais imprisonment.
The court stood five to two for the
condemnation of tho prisoner, but
found extenuating oiroumstnn.es. The
crowd outsi lo greeted the verdict with
cheers for tbo army As the people
emerged from the court room the gendarmes kept thorn moving away, a
small crowd of people outside cheered
for the army, but tho gendarmes did
not interfere and there was not the
slightest disorder.
The judgment was road to Dreyfus
in an adjoining room by tlm clerk of
the court. Dreyfns listened impassively
and did not show the slightest sign
of emotion, did not utter a word, but
marched buck to p-ison like an automation, it is understood Dreyfus will
be sent to Fort Oorto, an Island of
Rennes, Sept.9. -The votes were taken separately, beginning by the inferior grade and tbe youngest to the higher grade, tin' president of the court
having to give his opinion last. The
decision of tho court   was   as follows:
"The court declares on tbe questions
by a majority of five votes to two
"yes" tbo accused is guilty. Tho majority agreed thnt there were extenuating circumstances, m consequence of
Whioh, and on tbo request: of tbe commissary of tbo Government, Tho
President put the question and roceiv-
,-d again tbn votes in tbe mentioned
order. The court condemns by a majority of live to two, Alfred Droyfus to
tho punishment of 10 years detention."
Tin' judgment then quotes tho code
and the constitution under which the
sentence wns delivered with the article
of the law enjoining the Government
(commissary   to   have  this   judgment
Immediately   read   in the presence  oi
the prisoner before trie assembled
guard, under arms and to notify bin
that tbe law allows a delay of 2.'
hours in which to lodge au appeal.
It was reported tbis evenng that ar
Drevfus has been condemned to 10
years dotentjn aud ns he has already
suffered five year? solitary confine
nient, which counts as double tbo ordinary detention he will bo released ar
the end of a fortnight. In tho moan-
while unless the president of the Republic.pardons him, which many think
certain this being the only solution ot
tho present situation, Drevfus will
havo to bo degraded again within
eight days.
Paris, Sept. II���At an early hour tin
Boulevards presented a scene of unwonted animation. Tbo demand wns
enormous for tlie successive edition of
tho various papers giving hourly accounts of tbo proceedings of trial at
Rennes. The police, although reinforced, woio lost among the masses
parading the straets Large bodies of
police were, kept in readiness at various points in tbe vicinity of the Boulevards aud mounted, foot aud municipal
guards, patrolled tbo mniu thoroughfare 8
At 5 o'clock this evening every
available oafe seat on tbe Boulevards
was occupied and minor scuffles were
frequent. At about 5 o'clock The
Ganlonlis exhibited to an enornwus
crowd a placard ou which were ihe
words "Vive Army" which indioaled
that the verdict was anti-Dreyfus. The
announcement was greeted with a deep
hum of applause and joy. The Lipre
Parole announced that Dreyfus had
been condemned to imprisonment for
life. Tho editions wore absolutely torn
from tho bunds of tbe venders. The
news, however, spread like lightning
lt was almost imcossible to hear
opinions friendly to the prisoner, Tbe
masses were uudorbtedly hostile to
Dreyfns, bnt in private circles the verdict was criticized iu strong terms.
The auii-rovisionists continued to issue editions suppressing tho fact thai
Dreyfus was condomnod to only ton
years detention. Iu the presence of
this extraordinary sentence it is believed tlio tribunal recognized tho pus-
onor's innocence but was afraid of the
generals, and publio opinion, and that
as Dreyfus bas suffered five year solitary imprisonment, which iu Franco
counts for double, he will bo immediately released. As this dispatch is sent
the exoitement was wearing away and
people leaving the Boulevards.
Renn��S, Sept !).���M. Demange's
final speech was a masterly one. concluding as follows:
"My task is now accomplished. It
iu for you lo do yours. I pray God"
exclaimed tho counsel, lifting bis arms
toward Heaven, "1 pray God that you
will restore to our country tho concord
of which sho bas so much need." Theu
returning to the audience, in which
every eye wus iixori upon him, Demange added: "In conclusion, as to
you whoever you may be; Frenchmen
bo you with me or against me, finding
inspiration in tbo sublime idea of
Mormind beforo the court of cassation,
I Buy to all, wo aro Frenchmen, let
ns then be united in the common sentiment of love of country, love of justice and love of tho army." As he
reached this climax counsel's voice
swelled like the tones of an organ and
tho close of his impassioned speech was
followed by mi outburst of applause
whioh was immediately suppressed by
tho president. Labori then said ho did
not desire to speak. Major Carriere
however olaimed the right to reply.
When tho court resinned its session after a brief adjournment the Government Oommissury began his reply.
"Weigh tbo importance of tho two categories of witnesses those for and those
against prisoner; weigh their importance and judge in all tbe independence
of your character aud ail the strength
of soldiers Proof is everywhere. Tbo
hour of supreme decision bus sounded.
France waits your judgment, 1 also
wait confidently and fully maintaining the conclusions already announced.
1 demand the application of article 7(1
of the poiml coda und article 867 of the
military code." Tho speech of tho
commissary caused a sensation in
court. M. Demange arose to reply with
his voice hoarse from fatigue. He said :
"Tho Government commissary in reminding you of tho text of the law bus
also reminded us of what wo already
know namely tbat you uro only answerable to you consciences and God
for your verdict. This is my last word
in tbe case. I feel thut as men of honor aud loyalty aud as military judges
you will never admit as proofs the hypothesis and presumptions advanced
here const fluently my Inst word iH the
same 1 spoke this morning I have eon-
fiJence in you  because   you   aro   soldiers. ".
Col. Jouast president of court asked
Dreyfus it he bad anything to add.
The prisoner replied in a voice choked
with emotion declared bo had only one
thing to say but of that he was perfectly assured. He said: "I affirm
before my country and lhe army that
I am innocent. My solo aim bus been
io save tbo honor of my name, the
name borne by my children. 1 have
suffered live years of the most abominable torture. At last I feel assured
that I am about to attain my desire
through your loyalty and justice "
Col. Jouast: "Have you finished
Drefyus:   "Yes, my president."
Tbe court then roitred to deliberate
and the prisoner left the hall never to
return, as in accordance with the law,
th verdiot was rendered in bis absence.
M. Demange concluded his address
at 11 :35 a. m. and the court adjourned
until il p. m.
Loud clapping of hands greeted tho
conclusion of Demange's finely deliver-'
od peroration, Dreyfus however, appeared impassable. But, as ho left the
stage, ho exclaimed to those around
him: "J am not guilty." The prisoner's bearers replied with cries of
"Courage, courage."
The text of the judgment is as follows: "Today the ninth of September,
1899, the court-martial of tho 10th
region army corns, deliberating behind
closed doors, tho president put the
following question : "Is Alfred Dreyfus, brevet captain 14th regiment of ar-
tllery, probationer on the general staff,
guilty of having in 1894 entered into
machinations or bold relations with a
foreign power or one of its agents to
induce it to commit hostility or undertake war against France, or procure it the moans therefore, by delivering the notes and documents mentioned in the documents called the
borderean, according to the decision of
the court of oussation of June 8, 1894.
The votes were takon separately, beginning by the inferior grade nnd
youngest to tho highes: grade,tbe president haviug given his opinion last,
Tho court declared on the question by
a majority of five votes to two.
"Yes" the '.recused is guilty. Tbo majority agreed that there wero extenuating circumstances in consequence of
which uud on the request of the Commissary of the Governmeut, the president again put tlm question and received tho vote. As a result the couit
condemned by a majority of live votes
to two, Alfred Dreyfus to the punishment of ten years detention
The feelings of the audience wore expressed in a long drawns "Oh," when
Ool Jonust reached tbo word "guilty."
The word was pronounced under his
breath, Owing to tbe threat of vigorous punishmont for uttering any cry
there wus no outburst, but the faces
ot tho majority of tho spectators redacted au expression of anguished surprise. M. Labori heard tbe verdict
with a pallid visage, while M. De-
mango foil back in a chair, us though
horror stricken. Col. Jouast. read the
judgment without a tremor in his
voice end apparently unmoved.
London, Sopt. 9 ���All tbe hill coteries and cliques described by Kndyard
Kipling in his stories of Anglo-Indian
society were threatened with extermi-
ation by recent order that ill future lhe
troops must spend Iho bettor part of
the cold weal her under canvas instead
of in barracks, This is done lo check
thejjravages of enteric fever, said to be
due to tbe proximity of tbo men's
quarters to tho Bazaars, hiving under
ennvas means exile from all centres of
eiviliztiiion. Already prophets foresee
the end   of racing, polo and society.
London, Sept. ().���From Constantinople comes the report that Russia
has objected to the Sultan plaeing
pneumatic gnus at tbn northern entrance of the Bosphnrus on tbe ground
Unit such action implied tbat he doubled tbo Czar's friendliness. The result
is that lhe Sultan has agreed not to a
plaoe the guns there and has canoolled
the contract, made with tho New York
Pneumatic Gun Company who hud
arranged to supply tho weapons.
London,    Sept.   II. ��� The   Church   of
England fight continues to   attract at-
teniioii. Most of tbo bishops, Including tho bishop of Lincoln, right Rev,
Edward King, who were   tried several
yean ago for ritualistic prnotiooB, have
issued letters to their various diocese
ordering oboyunro of the archbishop's
decision, Many of the clergy, bow-
over, frankly announce that they will
uot do so.
The Transvaal Government Is Beginning
to Yield at, Last.
Attorney General Smuts' Views on the Present Situation
���Half Fare for Refugees From Johannesburg
On the Railway to Capetown.
Pretoria, Sept. fl. ���In the course of
an interview todiy State Attorney
Smuts said that the Transvaal having
withdrawn its offer cf a five year's
franchise tho condition thereto attached, namely the relinquishment of suzerainty, also falls to tbo ground. He
also understands the Transvaal's last
dispatch as to an acceptance of proposal
for a joint commission of inquiry.
The Transvaal ho said, is anxious to
terminate the tension existing, because
trade is stagnant nnd tho country is
being ruined. Hence the Transvaal
has a greater interest than has the
British Government in bringing about
a settlement He declared he fully believed the British Government desired
a peaceful settlement of the difficulty
and expressed the opinion that Transvaal's last dispatch would further that
London, Sept. 9.���The actual status
i.f the Trnns/iml crisis npuenrs to be
unchanged. In spite of all the clamoi
and excitement raised by tbe rumors
before tho Cabinet Council, Great
Britain's ministers apparently have
done nothing more than strengthen
the hands of Mr. Chamberlain thereby,
confirming the prognostications of the
most conservative element as already
quoted in the dispatches. As far as
tbo international relations are couiern-
ed, war is no nearer now than a week
ago, through the friction iu South Africa itself is keener and likely to produce a conllict. Putting aside the
countless diplomatic intricacies that
have arisen during the week suzerainty remains the win issue. President Kruger of the Transvaal Republic has cracked the nut and found suzerainty its kernel. If hfl refuses to
swallow it, then there will be war.
Tboro is no doubt that Mr. Chamberlain hoped the cabinet would take more
radical measures thnu they did. The
general understanding of their action
is well fouuded that they had only
countenanced still further delay specifying ii day when such delay must
end. For many weeks Mr. Chamberlain bus boon telling President Kruger
that Great Britain would stand no fur
ther parleying about it nnd intimated
by speeches that tin day and oven mo-
moiil had almost arrived when Great
Britain's patience would be exhausted.
HODOO this cabinet exhibition of prolonged Britiib patience 1ms tended to
create    a   more   pueihV     feeling,   but
which after all is probably only n general realization that until tho people
lake the iniliativ:i we will have to
wait some lime beforo the erisis comes
ton head. Compared with this the
warlike sign of sending out HI.UliO
troops bas small significance. The
publio mi.id in tho interim between
now and lhe date believed to liave|birn
set for ending tbo negotiation! islikely
to bo replete with the same eoufusing
offers and rejections of offers tbat have
marked the recent Weeks,
London, Sept. tl.���The troops going
to South Africa us a result of the decision of yesterday s cabinet council
to send lll.ollO soldiers there, will pro-
coed to Natal bringing the total number of men in that colony up to 16,000.
Reinforcements numbering 5,000 men
will be drawn from India.
tion. The streets along the line of
march were thronged with people,
who decked the soldiers with flowers.
The men will go into camp at tho
Presidio and will ho mustered out in
a few weeks. The general health of
the troops is good. They all show that
thoy have passed through a hard campaign.
San Franei-irr, Sept tl. ��� Tho trans-
noil Sheridan W8S docked at dawn todny and the llltb Minnesota and the
Smith Dakota volunteers wete landed.
The soldiers were   given 11 Hue   reiep-
Prospects of a Settlement  Hailed With
London, Sept. II. ��� Were it not for
the extreme friendliness now existing
between the United States and Great
Britain the AlaBka boundary dispute
would bo rgoarded as a serious secondary complicaion nud tho rumors of its
tentative settlement nre bailed with
delight, As it is the public takes little interest in tbn matter. The general
idea being to get it settled 119 soon as
possblie wI;;,,...; hurting Canada's
pride. A representative here of tho
Associated Press lonms from n good
source thut the tentative agreement
provides for Canada having R froo port
in the Lynn Canal but without entail
mg any recognition by lhe Americans
of sovereignty. This is to be in force
until the boundary line is adjusted,the
IJniled States Government adhering
to its claim that it must be delimitated
trom mountain top to mountain top.
In return for this free port concession
tho United States will, it is.said, guin
additional privileges for Now England
fishermen, including the bank right,
stoutly advocated by Congressman
Preparations For the Great Naval Pa-
New York, Sept. I).���Preparations
for tbe Nuvul parade in honor of Acini.rul Dowey are nearly completed uud
the indications are that it will bu tho
greatest pageant of its kinds America
has evero seen. In all it is expeoted,
that tbere will be seven miles of craft
in the wako that will follow Admiral
Dewey up tho North River, Tbe participation of steam yachts promises to
be most noteworthy. All, tbo principal yacht clubs iu tho east -Mil be represented. No exact list of the navy
ships which will bo iu tho parade bus
yet boon received from Washington.
It is expeoted that the display will In-
eude at least 0110 of every type of warship now in the United Statos service.
London, Sept. tl.���Hundreds of
Amorica bound tourists are now
swarming London streets and hotels
and boarding houses aro unable to accommodate them. There aie from G0C
to i;oo Americans stranded iu London. Tbo manager of a tourist agency
told n representative of the Associated
PresH hore that he hud "aa much as
thirteen guineus premium offered to
secure the right to sleep in a harbor's
chair of the St. Louis.''
Syracuse, i; Roohester, 1.
I Providence, 9; Hartford, 12.    Second
game, Hartford, 7; Providence, (1.
Boston, 0; Brooklyn, 4.
Philadelphia, lil; Washington, 8,
New York, 1 : Baltimore, 8.    Seoond
gnmo, Now York, (I; Baltimore, 7.
Chicago   51    Cleveland,   2.    Second
game, Chicago, 11 ; Cleveland, 0.
Pittsburg, 10; Louisville, 8,    Second
game, Pittsburg, 6; Louisville, I.
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iliience of two  such demagogues   ns
r. Mclnnes and Mr, Martin?
By bis speech at Nanaimo on Labor
Day the young Mi. Mclnnes has created qnite a stir. He is scolded ou all
sides tor his tirade against capital. II,
wus senseless, certainly, but the gentleman conceived himself under the
necessity of oreating a sensation and
arousing enthusiasm, and bow do
these more successfully thau by holding up capital as the pitiless tyrant of
the labor class':1 The portion of his
speech devoted to thiB subject may
prove painful and even alarming to a
groat many sobor, decent citizens who
believe in peace aud prosperity ; but
it suited the audience, aud wo must
not bo too hard on Mr. Mclnnes for
playing the agitator when he know-
how welcome it would be. No doubt
he overstepped the mark when he
counselled physical violence as the
readiest and most effectual remonstrance against the broken promise of
the Dominion Premier to be governed
by tho British Columbia members iu
dealing with the question of Chinese
immigration, Mr. Mclnnes is a much
more unobservant man than he is supposed to bo if ho has passed four session at Ottawa without knowing that
the floor of Parliament is strewn with
broken promises nnd violated pledges.
Why work himself up iuto a state of
very superior indignation over this single one? Was it because it was tho one
which offered the finest opportunities
for playing upon the feelings of his
audience ?
Then, again, thero were surprise
and sensation iu the announcement
that he would resign bis seat iu Parliament, as a protest against tho inaction of the Government in declining
to shut the gate against the Chinese.
But be did not say that he would himself appeal to his constituents on that
issue. Ho merely intimated his intention to resign Perhaps he supposed
that his candidature would be taken
for granted, and that it was not necessary to declare in so many words that
he would again offer himself. Wo venture to protest, but over so mildly.that
nobody is oound to suppose anything
of the sort. It might even be doubted
if be intends to resign, for we believe
it is on record that tho gentleman has
on former occasions threatened a like
catastrophe, without, however, proving himself equal to the sacrifice.
But we tako him at his word, and believe that this time he intends to get
out. Ho goes no farther, and wo uro
free to conclude that ho intends to remain   ont.
Uu his own statement, there-
f_re, the way is being made clear
for his entrance into Provincial politics. That is the point wo want to get
at. He mado what might not unfairly
he described as au incendiary speeoh,
accompanying it with the intimation that bo intended to resign his seat
in the Parliament at Ottawa. As he
said nothing to discourage the conclusion, we are at liberty to assume that
his further intention is to get iuto the
Legislature at Victoria. This agrees
with certain rumors thut have recently found circulation. Now. it is
often possible in putting two und two
together to mako a miscalculation. It
is possible in this instance, but no apprehension of tho kind can bo allowed
to arrest the process, There in a strong
belief that a year ago His Honor tho
Lieutenant -Governor would have been
pleased if Mr. Murtiu hud stepped into
tbe shoes now worn by Mr. Semlin,
which goes to provo that His Houor is
rather partial to Mr. Martin. His Honor's resigning son and Mr. Martin
were both on the Nanaimo platform,
and both ranting at a frightful rate to
create a labor feeling and capture the
labor vote. It has been freely suggested of late that His Honor is playing to
throw th3 political game to his son.
Mr. Martin has no doubt that tho tirst
mooting of the Legislature will dispose
of the Semlin Government, and that
its defeat will bo followed by a dissolution and general election. Is the
resignation of Mr. Mclnnes the first
step towards establishing bim and Mr.
Martin as tbe loaders Of tbe Government that is to succeed Mr. Semlin's?
Mr. Mclnnes is not giving up a Dominion seat to servo os a private at
Victoria. His father is supposed to
be looking for rt porsou to supplant Mr.
Semlin as Premier; is the son the man
he is waiting for? The Nanaimo
speeches suggest that bo is. Then
comes the final qnestion���Can the people of British Columbia realise what a
dire calamity would befall the Province, with its Government  under the
Dreyfus may be guilty, No one not
acquainted with all the details of tho
case would venture In deny tbis. But
that vast jury of humanity outside of
tbe Republic of France would bring in
n verdict of uot gnilty, if appealco to,
to settli tho ease. Not guilty���not because bo has been proven innocent bnt because he has not
been proven guilty. The British
idea of justice holds a man inno
cent uutil bo is proven guilty. It
is that idea of fair play that makes
everv Anglo-Saxon's blood tingle when
he learns of lhe termination of the
travesty on justice just enacted at Rennes. There was nothing in the evi
donee, which was reported fully, to
give anyone the, impression that the
slightest guilt attached to Dreyfus, hut
there was snob a strong want of con
fidenee iu French justice as to make a
verdict of guilty expected. Dreyfus
was nothing in tbe trial; he was au
atom that was not worthy of consideration. Thu French Army was on trial,
and a verdict of guilty iu tho case of
Dreyfus meant a verdict of innocence
iu the case of the army. Fair play
throughout tho proceedings was an unknown quantity; evidence that would
have settled for ever the question of
tho guilt or innocence of the poor
wretch who bas been a martyr to the
intrigues ot French Army officers was
ruled out of order, It was all out and
dried. Had an angel from Heaven
camo down and testified to Dreyfus',
innocence tho verdict would still have
boon tho same���guilty. Franco today
stands onndemned as a blot on the fair
record jf tho Nineteenth Century. Revolution would have followod a verdiot
of acquittal. Revolution may follow a
verdict of committal, and every Anglo-Saxon will say that corrupt France
deserves no bettor fate.
Tho world wide interest manifested
in the case is a grand tribute to humanity. Nothing but the dosire for
fair play for a human being awakened
such an extraordinary interest. It will
not. die now, but will tako fresh life
from the great ininstioe done to Dreyfus, and will not down uutil justice is
dono���whether it again condemns the
guilty man to n seoond exile on Devil's
Island, or whether it restores tho innocent man to his long suffering family.
A correspondent of Tbe   London Financial News  has   been saying  some
caustic tilings of British Columbia politics.    Here   is  an   extract, nnd if our
electors were as wise as they ought   to
be tbey would profit by it:   "The fact
of tho matter is that  tho  Government
of British Columbia has fallen into the
hands of persons  who   havo not previously been remarkable tor any  spocial
ability.   The Premier, Mr.   Semlin, is
an honest old   farmer, who   takes   the
position because for years ho has  heen
the   titular leader   of tho   Opposition.
Mr. Cotton, the Minister  of   Finance,
is a  newspaper   man of  ability.    Mr.
Hume, the Minister of  Mints, was for
years an ordinary storekeeper in Kootenay. The old Government consisted of
men of weight end   position ; but they
certainly behaved   in   a   manner that
not even their friends could justify in
more instances   than   one.    lt   is very
difficult to get  men of   standing  and
ability to take any part in   Provincial
politic:'.    There   is   a   groat   deal    of
work to do, much   abuse   to   undergo,
and very little glory or   honor   in   the
position to win,    It   would be a great
deal bettor for the Province to have no
Government at a'l   than   to   take   the
risk of having to Buffer from the possible deeds of the men into whose  hands
sho   has   most  foolishly   confided   hor
Meteorological   Keport.
ii lb >ui.. .u ir.n    taken oy II, Hurrin.)
DATE            DAY          UIOH-    LOW-   RAIN RAREST         KST      KALI. O..KTKR
sept 2 Saturday    73.0    41.0   ii.ikj 27.70
Sept 3 Sunday        MS      1S.0    0.01 27.70
Sept 4 Monday       ft8.0      111.0    0.20 27.70
Sepl 5 Tuesday       58.0      .nil    0.00 27.00
Sept 0 Wednesday 02.0      17.0    0.01 28.01
Sept 7 Thursday     67 0     42.5    0.00 28.05
Sopt 8 Friday         65.0      39.0    0.00 27.08
ASSORTED,  English
j it Doesn't Matter���^    i
ft Whether you  are a cook or  not.    All you  |
S require  is  a  pint  of  water,   a  package   of  i
Jelly   Powder  and  a little   common   sense.   |
The results  are,   a  pint  of delicious jelly,   |
any  flavor  you   may   desire,   made  in  live   j
minutes. 9J
isston's S
French Soaps.
Regular 3 for 50, Now 6 for 75.
6 FOR soc.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
What is the difference be
Hveen Tetley's Teas and
other brands ?
Just the same as between
the Athabasca mine and any
one of the hundreds of wildcats that have been exploited
in the past years. Experience
has proved the value of ihe
one;    the others   Might be
good,   but     Is   it worth
your while experimenting
when you can get sure returns
by investing in the guaranteed
article ?
Tetley's is the only  package tea sold by
a^g- ����������������������� _a_9
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slooan City
Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Hudson's Bay Stores,
West Baker St.. Nelson.
Telephone 13.
When we open our doors for business Monday morning, Sept. n, we will hold a Grand Rally of Bargains; the
like of which has never been seen in the City of Nelson. Our shelves are literally groaning under the weight of Bargains.
The Goods are all New���not merely New Goods but New Styles and New Prices. Our style of doing business on the
Ready Cash System doubles the purchasing possibilities for a dollar, and one way or another good values find their way
to our store at much less than regular prices.
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Trade Winners!  Trade Winners!
"These owuera are m> greedy," said
Dr. MoKeohnie ul the Niuminio meet-
lug, "Unit (hoy uro unwilling lo Bhfli'i
with their men tin1 profits of rin
mines." (lie was discussing the
Right-Hour law nnd the unhappy
effects nt it i. Ami forthwith no doul t
rhU benevolent geutlemnn, who is
President of the Counoil In Mr, Bern
lin's Government, proceeded to distribute among his patients the profits of
his practice. That i- what wo all do--
all, that is, excepting those horrid
mine, owners. We do not work foi inn
selves, hut lor mankind, Wo share
wilh nthers every dollar wo make.
Hut those mine owners who have the
weakness und the meanness to think of
themselves and their families���why do
not the miners drill holes iu thorn ami
blow tbem up?
Advertisements InBerlod under thin head at
tho rata of ono cent a word por insertion, No
advort-BOinont Inkun far luss iluui 25 oenU.
WANTED���By.  trustworthy  person,   hpu-e
work   In   -mall   family.    iVdaress I). T. U.
Bndorby, 11 O,
WAN'll.:!   Ai ono., four-roomed house, unfurnished;  water and baths $20to$2S;  six
months certain.   Address Box 71. 2t
WANTED���Woman   to cook:  also rhambor-
rnald, In wait at tatrlc.   Unlet   KimoIicity,
Rosoberry, B.C. it
yoara' experience in drug business and four
.Mr.is in hardware business,wants situation,
Apnly S.i Miner oflll 0, Ut
WANTED  Girl for general bou'oworic.   Ap-
ply  Mrs, Wm. woldi., oornnr Cedar and
v ornon Streets.
FOR SALE���Two luts (with Improvements)
I'uniiiJosephine and Latimer streets, Apply
K. Q. Joy, alar Bakery. if
Dress Goods.
New Serges from 25 cts. to
$1.25. New Covert Cloths from
75 cts. to $2.00. New Box
Cloths, New Amazon, New
Repps, New Soliels, New
Creponnes, New Silk Mixture.
In fact everything that is New
and Stylish in this season's Dress
Goods can be seen at onr  store.
In our buying this year we
have devoted more than the usual time to our hosiery department, and as a result have one of
the best assorted stocks in the
Province. Here are a lew. Ladies' Cashmere Hose from 25 cts.
to 85 cts. Ladies' German Wool
Hose from 35 cts. to 65 cts.
Children's Cashmere Hose from
20 cts. to $1.00. Ladies and
Children's Cotton Hose from 10
cts up.
Ladies' Underwear and
Tlie most complete range in
the City can be seen at our store,
We haven't the room to quote
prices in this list, but a glance
will convince you that wcare selling them right.
Ladies' Waterproofs.
We sell Waterproofs as we
sell everything else, to your profit.
Best English Waterproofs from
$6.00 to $10.00 each.
Children's Waterproofsatlfy.oo
Ladies' Suits & Mantels.
The very latest production of
the best German manufacturers
arrived this week. See them!
All new, perfect fitting, chic
styles, Suits from $12.150 to
Mantels from $6.00 to $25.00.
Children's Jackets from $3.00
to $10.00.
" The finest Kid Glove I ever
wore " is the expression used by
the thousands of well-gloved
ladies who wear I'errin's. We
sell them. Prices, $1.25 and
$1.50 per pair.
Children's Kid Gloves at $1.00,
Cashmere & Ringwood Gloves
at price to suit anyone.
Men's Underwear,
Wc do not claim to make you
rich, but can give you better values than you can get  elsewhere.
Heavy, all Wool Underwear
from 75 cts to $3.00 each.
Just the thing for this cool
weather. A nice white all Wool
Blanket, weight from 5 to 8 lbs.
Prices from $3.00 to $6.50 per
Ladies' Skirts and Un-
We keep abreast of '.lie times
both for Styles and Prices.
Ladies' Topskirts, well made,
from $5.00 to $12,50.
Ladies' Underskirts from 75c
to $12.00.
Special value in Silk and Satin
Underskirts from 87.00 lo $12.00
Lace Curtains and
We cannot give you a full description of our Lace Curtains sufficient to say that they are the
prettiest that either you or we
have ever seen, prices from goto $7.50 per pair.
Portiers from ,94.00 to $7.00
per pair.
Wrappers and
Among the many things that
deserve mention are our Ladies'
Wrappers. Prices from $1.00 to
$4.50 each, and all good value.
Wrapperettes from raj. cts.
to 20 cts. per yard.
Flannel and Flannelette
All Wool, Grey or Blue Flannels from 25c lo 50c per yard.
Flannelettes at 10c, I_J_C and
20c per yard.
Silks and Satins.
The very latest creation in
Blouse Silks come to this Silk
Department of ours. Plain and
fancy Taffeta Silks from $1.00 to
$2.00 per yard. Black Peau de-
Soir at $1.00. Special Brocade
Silk at $1.75 and up to $2.50.
Japanese Silk at 35 cts. and up
to 75 cts.
Black Satin, extra heavy, just
the thing for skirts, at $1.00 and
$1.50 per yard.
We do claim to have a range
of Corsets second to none in the
City. Thompson's Glove-fitting
Corset is the acknowledged leader
in lhe Corset Trade today. ^e
have them. Prices from $2.50
to $3-50.
D. & A. Corsets in short, medium and long waists from $i-00
to $5.00 per pair.
Table Linens and
Every shrewd housekeeper
knows the value of good Linen.
and the number of shrewd people
coming to our Linen Department
is the best evidence that the quality is right. I
'Unbleached Linen at 40 cts anu
50 cts.
Bleached Linen at 45c< 75L
Ji.00 and 11.25.
Special   values   in Towelm:
from 7c to 15c per yard.
Space will not permit our giving a description of everything, but we will be pleased to
show our goods whether you wish to buy or not.
Martin O'Reilly & Co.
Terms Cash, and One Price to All.
Bank of B. C. Building. NELSON DAILY MINER, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER ro, 1899.
Mimical Event in Nelson-Packed House
iu tho Rink���An Interrupted Interview���Musings and Memories.
The visit of Dan Godfrey's baud to
Nelson is an event whioh should serve
ub 11 landmark in the musical history
of the Oity, Nelson for its size contains a number of exceedingly cultured
r.ml nppreoi-tive musical ^eoplo and
Mr. Dan Godfrey should feel gratified
nt the number and enthusiasm of those
uh i attended his two concerts yesterday.
Early in the afternoon Stanley
streot was mnde guy hy tho sight of
Btnartly dressed dames interspersed
with 11 plum colored warrior or two
wending their ways towards the rink.
The marvellous uniform in which the
musicians worn clothed in puzzled
everyone. They looked rather like the
military witnesses in the Dreyfus oase
ns portrayed hy tho illustrated papers.
One felt Inclined to address the flute
soloist who askor'i tho way to the rink
in some such tetm as "No, my colonel.
You keep straight ou. " Whatever the
oriirin of the martini garbs may be they
were truly gorgeous to beVold.
Lieutenant Dan appeared in the more
sober undress uniform of an officer iu
the Guards. The afternoon concert
commenced with the overture to Zam-
pa. The effects of the, first pieoe were
strimgo and varied. Those who have
heard good orchestral music, in other
countries wero immediately carried
hack to old scones and memories. And
how delightful it wns once more to
hear tho perfectly tuned and equally
perfectly played wood wind instruments, the strident tones cf the trombones, the absolute accord which only
oonstant playing together can give to
the finest performances.
The overture of tho mad Hereld
brings back many memories of childhood and irate governesses, whocniea-
vored to teach the piano to the unmusically inclined. There are, however, many original nnd charming portions 111 it, somo of thorn suggestive
of the overture to the Flying Dutchman. Tho piece on the programme
was a flute solo which consisted of an
a'Tobatio performance of a Scotch air
with   numberless   variations.   This,
though lint of interest to the purist,
evidently pi used the audience, who
warmly encored the player. The bac-
neyed Carnival do Venice was given
iu response.
Tho selection from the Geisha.which
was admirably played, suggested visions of the Gaiety Theatre, Savoy suppers and "tonto la reste. " Some, no
doubt, experienced a longing for "just
a weok only" in the old country's gay
metropolis. Tbis was soon dispelled
by a semi-religions cornet solo, descriptive of cherubs, hymns, ancient and
modern, long sermons served up with
a mixed odor of patohoulj and peppermint drops. Au interesting valse, and
a "Lied ol.no Worter" by Mendelsohn,
then followed.
The Introduction from Act III and
Hridiil chorus from Lohengrin, though
taken much faster than a German conductor would permit, was exceedingly
well played. The big trombones gave
out tbe motive iu n manner worthy of
Bayrenth and when tbo beautiful melody of the bridal chorus came in, one
could close one's eyes and see in fancy,
Melha or Albnni, as Elsa, gliding in
to meet Jean de Re/.ke, as Lohreugrin,
while the "chorus gradually fell back
nnd disappear with the two final concluding chords. But it doesn't do to
ponder too much on such things in
Nelson: It may be years before many
of ns will hear opera as it should be
heard, again.
The commonplace was introduced
in the Jolly Companions" valso, already popularised locally by Herr
Bteiner. Then there was a solo on a
bassoon, a good performance, but, like
all solos on instruments which wero
nevei intended for solo playing, somewhat ludicrous.
A genius like Wagner used the bas-
oon to describe the dying throes of a
dragon. 'Yesterday's performance suggested the march of an icthyosaurus into the Ark. A medley of Scotch airs,
with much imported imitation of tho
national instrument, ended a programme which, though admirably performed, might havo been selected with
better taste.
The evening concert attracted one
of the largest audiences ever seen in
Nelson. Every seat in the rink was
occupied and thore waa barely standing room loft. The first piece of notice
was the selection from Faust which
was admirably played. Then came
tlio acrobatic flautist who was encored,
a first rnte cornet solo by Mr. Kettlewell (which was also encored) and a
beautiful Ave Maria, which latter
piece, however, did not provoke much
The dear old   familiar   overture  to
William. Toll was delIghlfoily rendered
Strange how the mirth   giving Rossini over delights oven the most fastid
ious and  "advanced" musician.   Tho
Guards Valso.oomposed by Lieut. Godfrey, was a step baok  into the era of
crinolines and Crimean heroes. To the
great disappointment of many, the
Tiintilmuser selection was omitted and
the impossible basoou solo was repeated. For some unconceivable reason the
audience vociferously demanded an on
core. It enu only be conjectured that
a continued bean diet lias somehow
deteriorated the musical taste ot somo
of the dwellers in Kootenay.
Somo oharming old English melodies wero embodied in what was described in the programme as u"Nnntir
oal Fantasia" and the playing of
"Bule Britannia,"wuh magnificent and
fairly brought down the house.
This piece concluded the entertainment and a weary half hour would
have been spent by The Miner's representative iu traveling from his seat to
tho exit had it not been for an interesting conversation with one of the performers. There was something so refreshing in the real genuine cockney
query of "Ow did you laike tho
sheouw, Bir V' that, one expected to find
outside a good old London fog and
hear the ubiquitous bus conductor crying "Bank, bank, Liverpool street,
Shepherds'  Bnsb," etc.
The ex-guardsman was delighted and
surprised to find that an illiterate toiler
on tho stall' of a Nelson paper had also
lived in London
"I wish to Gawd, I was back there,
sir, I do, Why wo avo to catch a
trooper (the steamer) to unight in 'all
a mo' from ncow to get to a plaice called Brandon, nine umlrcd mailcs from
'ere. An' you cawntget a decent pint
of beet in this country. Why, they
ohawge yon a shillin' for two glawses.
Nice uniform ain't it! It. shows a
bloke oil'don't it, sir? Its Mr. Godfrey's own idea.    What   sort  of   girls
 ," here the betterutbr��e-quatrers of
The Minor man joined company with
her liege lord so the rest of the conversation is not on recoid. Happy cx-
guaidsmon ! In a few months ho will
be perambulatingjthe park or playing
his own particular iustrumeut nt the
Earls Court exhibition and talking of
the "wild west" he has recently visited. And when will tho penniless
newspaper scribe be aide to work his
passage on a cattle boat back to the
old country? Bless yon Dan Godfrey,
for hero you bave In ought an echo of
home, a whisper of the old world, a
"lost chord" to the heart of many who
listened to the harmonious strains of
your band last night. Bless you, sir,
and good luck  be with yon.   Some  of
us hope to  hear yon  again? aud
where? .    Well never mind.    Play
ns for a iccessional the "Maple Leaf
Forever'' just now.
Phair���Juo B. Poi ter, Spokane;
.Ino. Twohy, St. Paul; J. W. Troup,
Alaska; W. J. Twiss, Kaslo; E. M.
Bandilands, Sandon ; Bolton, Kedfern,
Roberts, Witton, Douglas, Barrao-
lougb, Forrest, Knight, Powis, Hots,
Kemcty, Wadsworth, Godfrey's Band ;
R, A. Cockle, Kaslo; R. McVeigh,
Lardo; M. C. Carter and wife. Trail;
Miss C. B. Moore, Kaslo; A. Y. Dixon, Lardo; W. L. Williams, Kaslo; F.
J. O'Reilly, Halls Siding; Samuel L.
Lcng, Porto Rico; G. H. Bernhardt,
Ymir, E. C. Musgrave, Kaslo; J. S. T.
Alexander, Kaslo; Mr and Mrs. Fee,
Athabasca; Jno. F. Molntosb, Kaslo;
H. D. Mackinnon, Vancouver; Jno.
W. MoKane, Rossland: Rev. A. E.
Roberts, New Denver; 0. T. Cross and
jyife, Now Denver; E. B. Frazor, Silverton ; R. B. Thompson, H.West, New
Denver; Miss Hammond, Miss Ella
Nelson, Lom.on; Dora W. King, New
London; Jas. McMullcn, R. L. Mc-
Mnllan, Mt. Forest, Out. ; W. P. Paul,
C. & W. Ry, Robson; Miss Gallop,
Miss A. Gallop, B. C. Gallop.Balfour.
Hume���H. Davidson and wile. Pilot
Bav; R. McLean, Miss Hoyte, Miss
Felt, K. O. Kurtz, W. P. Evans, Kaslo; Stalbrins, Guy, Vollmer, Brady,
Alexandra, Henderson, Spencer, Hol-
lund, Mullius, Wood, Evans, Collins,
Watson, Grant, Manners, Astoley,
Taylor, Trnndel, Power, Godfrey's
Baud; Jas. Williamson, London; M.
T. Snyder, Chicago, W. F. Sutton,
Victoria; C. F. Caldwell. Jas. Anderson, Kuslo; H. M. Fuller ton, Brant-
ford ; H. P. Chrristle, Slocan City : W.
0. Adams, Sandon; I. E. McCleere,
Silverton: A. Jacobson, Mrs. B. Bom-
burger, Mrs. J. Black, New Denver:
F. Britton, Rossland; R. M. McGuiro,
Mollie Gibson mine; P. M. Hunt,
Bennington Falls ; Geo. Rue, Vancouver ; R. H. Bradburn, Peterborough;
Geo. Reed, J. T, Bragg, Silverton
Mr. J MacMartin returned to Nel
son yesterday from the camp on the
Nelsou Bedliugton Railway. Ho has
now completed his contract und track
laying will at once comnieuce.
This should occupy about six weeks
provided a sufficient number of la-
horers can be obtained. Owing to the
great amount of railway construction
now going on laboiers aro difficult to
obtain. Mr. MacMartin says tbat
there are, plenty of vacancies now for
those who want work on the Nelson-
Berllington line. Tbo wuges nre at the
rate of $2.25 a day, tho charge for
board being *4.50 per week. Thore is
very little excuse for able bodied men
to hang abont onr streets and gay they
cannot get work when within a day's
journey they can obtain a fair wage
and regular employment.
A nice lot of ladies' suits jnst placed
in stock at Murtin O'Reilly   & Co.    *
(house are fairly plentiful this season in the woods near Nelson.
Capt. and Mrs. Seaman, of Slocan
City, are speuding Sunday m the City.
Tho regular monthly meeting of the
South Kooten-y Board of Trade Will
be held tomorrow night.
A large timber wolf was seen crossing the Mines Road yesterday, a short
distance above McLeod's milk ranch. J
Eight subjects of tho United States
were yesterday, under tho naturalization act, made faithful servants of
"tho widow."
The hotels of the City presented a
lively nnd interesting scene last night
on account of the largo number of people from the Slocan country.
Rev. A. E. Roborts will occupy the
pulpit: of the Methodist church tu-
day, in placo of Rev. Mr. Robson,
who is at present visiting in Spokane.
Tho brilliant "redflsh" are swarm-
ing in the creeks above and below
town, aud those who like tho unsportsmanlike method of catchiug fish by
hand aro reaping lurge basketfuls.
Mr E. M. Bandilands, of Sundon,
is iu the City oyer tho Sabbath. Ml.
Bandilands is ono of the beBt known
men iu the Kootonay country and is
always welcomed heartily, whenever
his jovial face appears.
Mr. Hogg, who for some time has
been steward of tbo International, has
lensed the dining room of the Nelson
Hotel and is now fitting it up in first
class style He will shortly open an
up-to-date reatunrant.
Only one case occupied tbe attention
of the County Conrt jndgo yesterday
namely that of" Brown vs. Roy.
Messrs. A. M. Johnson and R. S. Len-
nie concluded their arguments, and
judgment was reserved,
.1. Ooxhead.'the well known building
contractor of Nelson, took a trip to
visit his group of olaims back of the
Silver King mine yesterday. The recent snow iu the mountain in that
vioinity bus entirely disappeared.
Stamford Chapman was yesterday
committed for trial, by Magistrate
Crease, for stealing an opal ring and a
pearl pin. He will he brought before Jodge Forin on Monday to elect
whether  he will take a   speedy   trial.
Court of Assize and Oyer and Terminer, will be held at Nelson on October
17. A sitting of the Suprem�� Oourt,
for civil cases, for the West Kootenay
Judicial district will be held at Nelson on October 24; and after that date
at Rossland at such timo as the judge
may fix.
Mrs. Jeffrey, of Toronto, Seoretary
of the W. F. M. S., of the Presbyterian Church, and Miss McLaren, of the
Indian Missiou, at Birtle, Manitoba,
will address a meeting on Monday, at
Ii:!IO p. m., iu the Presbyterian
Ohnroh, under the auspices of the Woman's Missionary Society,  of   Nelson.
Mr. J. E. Miller, collector of tbe
Inland Revenue, was in Nolson yesterday. He leaves this morning for Ross-
rind, where he will install H. B, Mc-
Craney as Deputy Collector, and will
then proceed to Greenwood to introduce H. MoOntobeon as collector there.
Inspector Gill, of the Inland Revenue
is with aim.
dipt, and Mrs. Troup returned to
Nelson yesterday. Tbe kindly captain
always earnest in caring for the interest of bis fellow citizens, had immediately up on bis arrival made special
arraucenients that the steamer Moyie
should start at a later hour so that Dan
Godfrey's Band could fully carry out
their evening programme. There
was no earthly reason why the evening
concert should have beeu curtailed as
it was, and many who paid for their
seats aro complaining at the shortness
of tho concert.
See Martin O'Reilly & Co., for new
Indies capes aud jackets. *
Eyeache and
temporarily.  Properly adjusted glasses remove
the cause and effect a
permanent cure.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Consultation free.
Patenaude Bros.,
Nelson, B. C.
NKL80N LODGK, No. 23. A. F. & A.
M. meets second Wednesday in oach
month.   Visiting brothron invited.
G. L. Lknnox. Seoretary.
I.  O. 0.  F.     Kootenay Lodge
No. 10, moeta every Monday night,
at  their   Hall, kootenay street
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
A G Shaw, N. G    John Scoley, V. G.
Fred J Squires, Secy.
NELSON LODGE No. _5, K. of P.
meeta in I.O.O.F. hall, McDonald block
every Tuesday ovonlng at 8 o'clock
All visiting knights  cordially Invited
ChasFrkncii, C. 0.
Gko. Koss K. of 11. mid S.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
E.   C.   TRAVES,   Manager.
Fresh   and   Salt   Meats.
Mail Orders receive  prompt
and careful attention.
Markets   at   Nelson   and   Ymir.
The people that run after every fly-by-night
bargain sale,where something is offered for nothing, are the kind of people that are never satisfied; and no wonder, for they nevet get anything
worth wearing.
The well satisfied people are those who buy
their FOOTWEAR of reliable deaWrs; knowing from past experiences that they get their
moneys' worth.
What we have done for others we
Can do for you.
LILLIE BTOS.y/aagjR0Aberdeen Block
H.  BYERS   & CO.
Powder,   Caps,    Fuse,   Shovels,    Picks,
A large   consignment  of   all kinds of   Heavy   Hardware
just   arrived.
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 of
Josephine and Vernon Streets.
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
(Highesi  class  Lager produced.)
On sale by the trade in Nelson.    Ask for it!
R.  P.  RITHET   &   CO., Ltd., Victoria,
Agents for British Columbia.
Baker St., Nelson, A. B.  GRAY,
(Next door Odd Fellows Bldg.) Agent for Kootenay.
Telephone Call, No. io.
Post Office Box, K and W,
 zr���  ���t:���
&H<fisu, <sr 44  4/
Butter, Eggs, Cheese,
Cured Meats, Green
Fruits and Vegetables.
Full Stocks carried at Nelson
and   Rossland.     Mail
Orders Solicited.
ww��i^m*wmma   -_-���  m   wi     ���__������-_���---_->------��
Nelson Cleaning; and Dyeing
8. D. PIERRE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleausd
dyed, altered and repaired.
��<��� ur of Darke II 1. NKLftO
Spokane Falls &.
Northern R'v.
Nelson  de.  Fort
Sheppard R'v,
Red Mountain R'v.
The L-Jy nil :'ail route wi'.hoiil
chang of earn ' etween Nelson aud
Rossi um __t- _V-*-titne and Rossland.
tf> ULY.)
Lv. ' ���", LSON. Ar. 6.60 p.m.
Lv. __.__. a.m. ituSSLAND Ar.3 30 j, m.
Lv. 8.60 a.ni. SPOKANE. Ar.6.00 p.m.
Train that leaves Kelson at 9:10 n.m
makos olose connections at Spokane toi
all Pacific Coast Points.
Passengers tor Kettle Biter and Boundary Greek, connect at Marcus with titan"
II. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane   Wast)
Airent .Nelson, B. C
Every Man
likes to dress io Fashionable aud
Nice Fitting Garments it he ?an
do so at a reasonable prioe. My
Fall and Winter Samples are now
complete in Suitings, Overooatk'g-
and Fancy Vesting*, Give mc c
call and 1 will quote you pri. s
tbat will astonish you.
Rooms i and 11
Clements Hillyer Block
Nelson Employment Agencv
Laborers, swampers, log sawyer., men foi
road work: waitress, nurse girl, girl for
J. H. LOVE, Ag't      Baker S*
Mrs. McLai .milin has secured tbe services
of Miss Kacscii. of Bpo-ane, wbo comes
hii;lily recommended, to tako charge of the
Dressmaking department, and sati-fact-lti j
thereby assured.
New  Fast  Daily  Service
EAST   and   WEST.
Optional Routes East from
First-ClaBB Sleepers on all trains ft." n
TOURIST CARS pass Revelst.k.
daily for 8t. Paul, Thursdays for Mc t-
real and Boston, Tuesdays and Hatiu-
days for Toronto.
To TORONTO, 85 hour. : MONT'
REAL, 89 hrs.; NEW YORK, 101 hi..;
30 hrs.; VICTORIA. 35 hrs.
To arid from Hoi mon, Rossland.
7.00k Lv.       NELSON     Arr. 10.50k
15.45k Lv.       NELSON     Arr. l_.2J>k
Morning train daily for north and
main line via Robson, and except Hon
day for Sandon, Slocan points and
main line via Slocan City.
Ex. Sun. Str. Kokanee. Ex. S l_
16.00k Lv.       NELSON       Arr. 11.00k
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, to Ai-
genta and return, leaving Kaslo at_0.IK)k.
Daily.   Strs, Moyie and Nelson.   Daily,
22.30k Lv.       NELSON      Arr. 2.80k.
Connects  Kootenay   Landing wit-
Crow's Nest Line trains.
4 hrs-NELSON to ROSSLAND���hrs _
For rates and full information address near-
est local agent, or
C. 1 ���:. BEASLEY, City Passenger Agent,
a W. DREW, Agent, Neluc-,
Trav. Paw. Agent,       A G. P. Agt_i,
"Squinty sei'ins to lie in a happy humor tonight," said one of the chorus,
as the buys emerged from the ilininr;
room of the hotel and l oticert him in
his usiiiil chair on the veranda, which
tacitly is reoognized as bis daring this
dalightful rainy season, "Why, he's
singing something,' aimpered the bo-
iicitous friend. They advanced on
the cross-eyed man in a body.
"Little fiorieep has ln.ir.her sheep,
And don't know where I" find thein.
Let tbem alone, und they'll���")
"In Heaven's name! Squinty, what
ails you?" by the full chorus. Tbe
cress-eye rolled np at them, missed
the mark by forty depr.es. nnd linger
iuply   contemplated    i In-   beauties  nf
Toad Mountain.   The good   eye.    rested
upon them in a mildly   indulgent way
for a in tnent and then said : " What is
"You're is a pretty good humor lo
night, old nmn You must have kissed
that girl this morning, on your way
to breakfast, eh?" "Better than
that." said Squinty, "Wh-a-t!"
"That's what I said'. You fellows
draw some chairs up here, and I'll tell
you a few things.1' An open-mouthed,
astonished sympathetic circle was at
once formed.
"You fellows ever see anybody
hung'?" The l)i>,' whiskered man
spoke for the crowd,with n long drawn
tremulous "N-o! '
"Well, you w 11 soon have a chance
to; right here in the Kootenay country.
Things are coming to a pretty pass
hen1. Yes. there will be a hanging
withont doubt, y<s, sir, without
doubt." and Stjuinty's jaws came together with a snap and a click liko a
spring lock, and the oil' eye glittered
ominously. The solicitous friend
pleadingly put a restraining hand on
his shoulder,and begged him to explain,
to be more explicit. "How do you
-now there will he any hanging? And
who will it he?"
"How do I know'.' Because 1 belongs myself that's why. Yes, sir, I
helong myself, and if anybody ought
to know I am the one." ""Sou belong? Belong to what:?' by the chorus.
"Why, to the union, to the Miner's
Union of course, and I tell ..'on sir,
we'll have onr rights, if we have to
confiscate all the mines, and hang the
mine owners and the whole British Columbia Parliament, and tbat fellow at
Sandon, who claims to be a union
man, and writes to The Miner as "J.
T. L." We"ll hang bim first. What
business hns he with opinions of his
own'.' None, sir, none, whatever.
Ho has no right to any opinions except the opinious of the union. And,
he has no right to talk any other way.
Why, gad, sir, we'll never get our
rights if wo allow our members to talk
und act for themselves, that way,
without even consulting the union.
The first thing we know some man
will be going to work where the union
don't want him to." "But," spoke
tho solicitous friend, "I thought you
union people were in favor of freedom,
free everything and more especially of
free speech.'' "Oh, we are, we aro.
But you must remember some things
must not be talked about, and among
them is the union. And another
thing, wo believe iu" regulating this
right of free speech and free press ourselves. It's just this way. We havo
a perfect right to curse the Government
and its rulers aud the corporations
and trusts aud monopolies, aud mining kings and their sympathisers, and
talk anarchy and sedition, dynamite
and shot ^uns; but we are a little tender about these things when auy-
body commences on ns. We don't like
to be showed up in print or by speech.
If there is any of that kind of work
to be done we can attend to it ourselves. Mo, sir, emphatically!;, no, I
say no miner has a right to say anything that is against tho union. "
The big whiskered man, fidgeted
uneasily on his feet. " But suppose his
views don't agree with the union.
What then''" "His views must agree,
what right has he to go against what
our officers and walking delegates tell
is right. They know ; tbey are smart.
Smarter than the balance of us."
"How are thoy smarter than the balance of you; That's what I'd like to
"Oh, that's easy. Don't tbey wear
tho good clothes, and do all of the
traveling around, aud don't the unions
furnish the money? Pshaw, I thought
you bad more penetration than that.
Is it the presidents aud secretaries
and treasurers and walking delegates
that suiter from strikes and unjust
laws? Ponder on that ami then ask
me how I know they are smarter thau
tho balance of us.' A thoughtful silence prevailed.
"I was readiu' what that feller
said," simpered one of the chorus.
But hi' didn't say, as I remember, that
tbe law oould make us work if wo
didn't want to." "No, he didn't. I
wish we could change it and make it
so We could not work, if our officers
and advisors oould get along without
their salary. What the law should do
is to limit everything else and give the
miners full swing." "But, dou't yon
think thiB eight hour law is the best
thing that ever happened for us in this
country?" "Of course. I do. II B
giving us a goon rest, a good long
rest. And we need it too. Again, it
is giving those of us that have gifts
in tbo way of talking and agitating
good chance. Though for that, matter
this Dreyfus business has produced an
over-plus in that line for somo timo
past; hut now as that is past it will
give some of our men an opportunity to
distinguish themselves. The boys
wero doing right well for awhile in Idaho, but someway they lost thiir
grip." Here Squinty paused for breath
and laboriously mopped his forehead
with his handkerchief. The big whiskered man broke the silence. "What
aro yon going to do Squinty? Going
to stay in the country." "Well, 1
don't hardly know yet. Most of the
boys that want lo work have gone
away. I need rest, and at the same
time I need work. I could go to Sandon and gi't good wages, but since the
union and the mini' owners hnd the
row the owners wont recognize the union, and our advisors, that we are paring to think for us, won't let us jro
back nntil we arc recognized. I
don't know just yet what I will do, I
want, to ho recognized but I don't jurt
see how I am going to be 1 think I'M
stroll down   town and   see if I   pj-��' t
get some advice from a walking deleaves. That's what we nre paying him
for'. Squinty arose aud taking his
bearings with the opposite corner saun-
tered away.
"Little Bopeep has lost her sheep���"
"He's    singing    again"   from   the
chorus.    "Maybe he's  thinking
that hanging again"  snid  one.
1 e ain't    said   tbo   solicitous
"He's thinking r.f  joining the
and drawing a Balmy."
t on
b Ulcers
A party of gentlemen were talking
iu the Bhair last evening. The conversation drifted nit'1 story telling aud
reroiulsences. Su.ne one mentioned
"Soapy" Smith, nnd one of Ihe gentlemen told lhe following story which
he vouched for as fact:
When "Soapy' Smith lived in Denver be had a partner by   the   nninc   of
Dick , never mind his   lust name
Ho is a prosperous business man in
Spokane today, so it is better to leave
it blank. Un ono occasion Smith nnd
bis partner, put iu ^00 each, and
opened a faro bank in a favorite resort
in that city. They did their own dealing. One afternoon shortly after the
bank opened, his partner went nut for
several hours, leaving Smith to run
the game alone. When Dick returned
ho found Smith walking up and down
the floor, iu a very perturbed state.
"What's up, Smith''" said Dick. "Oh,
damit, a fellow came iu while you
wore away uud jleaned ns out of $950. "
"The h-'l you say I What kind of a
looking fellow was ho?" Smith described tho man accurately as a tail,
slim Mexican-looking fellow; black
hair and eyes; dressed in a fancy beaded hucksk'iu suit, silver spurs, etc.
When Smith went out Dick sauntered
around the house and finally got into
canversation with the barkeeper, when
he found much to his amazement that
no such man hnd boon in the house
that day, and that, in fact, Smith had
no play during the afternoon. Dick
wont back to the sack and counted
the money and found it !5'..r)0 short as
pel Smith's story. Several days passed
and one afternoon Smith was away
until eveuing. Coming in he found
Dick walking tlio floor. Tho bank
was closed, chairs moved away from
the table and the lay out gone.
"Whew," whistled Smith, "why
ain't you running Dick?" "Good reason. You remember that Mexican fellow that wus in here the other dav?
Well,sir, bo come in this afternoon and
cleaned us out. Broke the bank in
tbirtv minutes."
Smith looked at Dick awhile and
then oommenced walking the floor, his
face down, apparently in deep
thought. Suddenly, ho turned and
walking up to Dii'ic be put his hand on
bia shouldir and said: "Dick, let's
put in $50(1 apiece more, and bar that
Mexican thief out." The next day
the bank was running as usual.
Delivered to an any poi
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
ou hand of
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards, NELSON and LARDO.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Montreal
Dominion Line "Oambroman" .Sept. L':i
  Slept. -I'l
 Sept. 21.1
 Sept. 28
From Now York
 Sept 20
 Sept. 23
 S. pi. 30
 Sep-, 2(1
From Boston
Dominion Dine "New England" Bept 27
Dominion Line   -iirt-o-  uoi.ii
Paasa-OB urranged lo nnd from all European
points   For rates. tiokeU nnd mil lid rmai.	
rtpplrtoC P. R, dupotagunl or 0   I'.. Hen-ley,
4     General Annul C 1' U Office*  Winnipeg,
Big Schooner
Beer or
J MlUllllli'14      ���*..���_- -.._.._..._--.
Dominion i inrr "Scotsman .
Heaver Dim' "bake Superior
Denver Lino " Arawp."	
Allan Line "Tamiie'...	
Allan Lino "Parisian 	
While Slur I me- "Or. '   :
White slur Line "MujeBtic
Cunard Lino "L-canla ���	
Cunard Line "Kiruria   	
AnohnrLino"Furnessln ....
All'ii Suite Line "lUni i-"i-iuii
American I ii.e "St. Louis"..
The Best Glass   of   Beer  in
Nelson is at the
Cor. Silica & Stanley Sts.
E. J. Curran. Prop.
With F. L
General Teamsters.
Agents Imperial Oil Co
Dealers in Wood and Lime.
Real Estate, Mines,
Stocks, Etc.
Well developed Mining Properties
Central    Baker   Street
for sale, paying 17.   net
Houses and
the citv.
\\\  parts of
House Cleaning Time
We enn nsnist you in tlie minimi
overhauling by Painting, Paper-
Hanging, f-Rlsominiog nud Interior Decorating Estimate,
cbeerfiillv inven.
All Contractors flaring on   buildings tha
will    quire
R. H
.Toaophtnc st.
Opp. Cllll'Ucr Ilnti'l
First-Class Board aud
Room, Todd's old stand, in
rear of English Church. Table
Board, $4 00. Room and
Board, $5.00 and $5.50.
Can now get figures from
WILLIAMS, Nklson, Agent for
r the largest stock of
in lhe Province
Plate GlniH
Notice to Contractors.
Pealed tenders will h ���. i_._oivctl by the under-
BJgnt'd fori Im cxcnvriiio" uml si one basrimnt
ofa 2-atorey brick block for tho London & B.C.
Goldfle.d8 OfUoes on Lot* 7 and 8, Block 02,
; Baker Street, No'son,
I    Toildcra lo be in on or before  Wednesday
! noon, 18 _'epterobcr.
I'lnns and specification* may bo Been fit tho
architect's oillc<.
The  lowest or any t nder  not  ueeusHnrily
fit Architect.
IHIXI.MI HltOKi:lt.       .VOTAKY P tin tic.
Windermere Mines.   Cnrrespone\!i.orjKor"itr(l
Wanted, immediately, six Rock
or Cai Foremen. Wages S6o to
$75 per month. Two years' work.
Wire Hugh Mann, care McKenzie,
Mann & Co., Savanne, Ont.
Wm Electric Supply ii .tuMii .i.
Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and lighting for mines,  towns,   etc,    Electric  Fixtures, LampsRelP. Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Josephin- S* NELSON, B. C.
Principals���Miss Dawson and
Miss Green.
A IlO'irrlini? nnd Dny School, Corner ot Cnrl-
boro Hour! unci Stauloy Avenue.
4- ���
��� ���
j Bargain Columns. I
T 988 ���
I   Some Unusually Oood Bargains Offered   By'Our   En-   X
X t.rijrisltij   'I erchants.    Changes Daily. I
X   X
bibb   bUilo
Ju^t placed i'i stock.
Martin 0'R lllj   ���  ���
kindergarten, primary   and
Term O-mm.-oi-g September 1st.   Pros-
ptctus ou application to
MISS GREEN, atl The Maples, Tairfield
Ko'.d, Victoria, B- 0	
International Registry Company does not only look
after you while away from
home, but pays you $15.00
per week while laid up
through Scarlet, Typhoid or
Typhus Fever or Smallpox.
Only $3.00 per year. Call
before too late.
Agents, Nelson, B.C.
Nelson   Greenhouse.
D.  ITcCrea-h,  Prop.
Finest  Assortment  of   Flowers   Ever
Shown iu West Kootenay.
Orders lilled oa short notice.   Inspection invited.
Greenhouse on Front Street, one block
east ot Government wharf.
Our Goo Is on Exhibition  nud For Sale
at  Vanstone's  Drug   Store
Leave orders tbere.
9100 will purohoso ZCholoq Lots on Robson
8t.t noav .Stanley St., with eliaok thereon.
$_R0 will purchase Choice Residence Corner
on Mill St, 100 ft. frontage, I2n ft. deep.
$;*7ij will purchase 2 Lots on Carbonado St.
$400 will purchase three lots In Davis' Addition, Including corner.
$800 will purchase two lots in Addition A.
.>.000 slutiu-; UUoa (pooled) l.c
lo.iuo    '"     Fairmont   " ic
���  Blackcock Minion Company  . ...20o
Milliner and Keal   Estate   Broker
TiuMiPi'-Bopekli Block, NeiBon.
Bank of
British Columbia,
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C, and Dawson City, Yukon
Bon Ton Restaurant,
Merchants   Lunch,   12 to 2.
25   cents.
Dinner,   5 to 8.
Meals at All Hours.
FRITZ   HONOLD.       ���       PROPRIETOR.
Fire,   Life,  Accident  and  Sickness
Real Estate and Loans.
To   Let.���Several Houses of
Different Sizes.
For Sale.���Real Estate in all parts
of the  City,
Choice residential lots   and  j;00l|
business lots for sale.
Over two hundred   lots   in  Addition A are on the market.
Hume Addition and city property
for sale.
Business property a specialty.
From aSteamboat to a Baby's Rattle
Everything has a value at my store
U ���' vr   n \\' trd in I .1 -fphlneS.wts
25  Per Cent Off
J. A. Gilker.
..ml liiKjr.rr'l im
Watclie*. riiuiiiK,   Cutt Bullona
mill silverware given wit- .ooils
Morrison & Caldwell.
Furniture Dealers and Undertakers.        We employ a skilled Embaltr.er,
t  unniTP      BEER BEER BEER beer
...l. rouuE... AUWAYS
Bnr-iiins hi Fresh and Cool.   The Best tin. ds iu
HKAW TEAM        1t,,le M'U'kel  on   Draft   or   in   Bottle,
��� ''.ring your cans for Draft lieer.   Also
TJA'DWPQ'Q!    Wuies'  ''''I'lui's nnd Cigai's   and onr
HJii- LN Ju IO IO, : Prices are never disputed,
_Xi>re.s uaiixf.su i       NELSON WINE CO.,
PACK HARNESS. ., ,    _,
wiiii-h. i:ir-.       . Baker Street, Nelson
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   -  -  -   -   $2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
Head Office: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Qeneial Banking Business    ransacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on them �������. favorable terms,   Interest allowed on special
deposits ��nd on Saving Bank accounts.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
""SfiN^r"    NELSON, B. C.
We arc showing a
First-Class Line of
oves & Raws
Which we are offering at
Shelf & Heavv Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.


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