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 Daily Edition No. 547.
Nelson, British Columbia, Sunday, October 15,  1899.
Tenth Year
The Nutmeg State Burned
Off Sand Point,
The Cowardly and  Ruffianly Conduct of
a Forti -n of Her Crew Causes
Less of ! any 1 ivs.
New York, Oot. 14. ���Many persons
met death in the torture nf mimes or
by drowning iu the disaster which o,-
cuned to tbe Bridgeport line steamboat, tbe Nutmeg Slate, off Sand
Point, Long Inland, at sumisc thin
morning. The list of injnred is very
Hlintt lis most of the passengers who escaped suffered nothing more than a
shock and only fntir petsons sent to ihe
hospital. Tbe steamer was run to tbe
beach at the outbreak of the flames
and burned to the waters eilg3. The
dead aro: Samuel .laynes, of Bridgeport, baggageniaster of the Nntmeg
State; Niles Nelson, member of the
orew;-Charley Anderson, watchman,
Patiick Coffe, mate; B, Hendryck,
oiler; TbriH. Murphy, member of tbe
crew ; ,1ohn Conner, one of the. crew
and two unknown passengers, Others
may have perished in the accideent tint
the above are positively known to have
been either burned or drowned.
The Nutmeg Stale with over a hundred persons on board and bound from
Connecticut towns to New York, discovered a tire about half pust live when
she wns v ithin a few miles of Sand
Point. Just how the tire started will
never be known. Chief Cook Brown
first saw smoke at 5:80 and immediately reported to Capt. Brooks who hud
just gone to his stateiuom. Tbe captain immediately made an investigation and the flames were located in the
bnw of the boat. The fire was on the
main deck aud seemed to be a small
affair. Capt. Brooks ordered the men
called to work as quickly as p i>si��� 1*>
with bucket! and ho.-e. B'or about
twenty minutes, the flames did net
seem to be dangerous and the men appeared to have them in control. Suddenly they burst into a furious Maze
aiuid-ahips, Bnggugemati Samuel
J ay lies was oetaihed fiom tho fit e
fighters nnd sent to alarm ihe passengers and ell the mem1 ers i f tha ere
who were jn the forward pari ��� if tbe
boat. He ran through ��11 passage wins
on seio-nl decks snouting to the pus-
seugers and sleeping orew. Ho remained amidships crrinp out warnings
until be i as forced by the flu n - t un
smoke U jm ip overboai I, ���. . ��� .
singers in furious stages of frunzyi
rushed from ihe staterooms to me upper ueek. Lite preservers wero give.i
them and many of the men aided in
putting iliem on the women nnd ilnl
dren. hy this time the entire middle
section was burning flertiely, and the
people forward were completely cut off
from communication Willi those in tin-
aft part of the boat. This left the
people nf (he forward decks in a terfl-
ous situation as tho lite boats in the
amidships were surrounded by flames
and there were few of tbe crew in the
renr to givo aid. As the flames con
tiuuod io spread both forward and aft,
Pilot Weuth.��rwax headed the boat at
full speed for the heaoh at Sand Point.
The drafts swept the fire towards
the rear of the boat. The nasseugers
in that part of tho boat went as far
back on the rear deok as possible, but
were enveloped with black smoke and
the flames were leaping towards them
With a sheck the Nuuneg State struck
the rocky bottom aud people seemed
to shoot from all pairs of her like shot
from a sling.
They jumped into the wnter and
tried to reach the life boats which had
been launched from the forw ard part
of the vessel. All of the passengers
were in tbe water in a few moments
br/i many of the crew had become imprisoned by the flames in the forward
part of the ship below d ink. The
first persd? to leave the burning steamer was Bagjaneman Jaynes, who save
the alnrni to'be sleeping passengers.
When the smoke and flames forced
him fio-1 amidships ho, almost ex-
haiis'ed made a leap for the sea. In
duiug so he struck his bend against
the guard rail and was stunned by the
fall. The launch from Roger Maxwell's steam yacht Kismer, picked:
him up and carried him to tho Kis
met where the biave fellow diid I
shortly after being taken aboard. The '
Nutmeg State had hardly strode tlio
"beach when several passing crafts came
to her rescue. The tug boat W. P.
Hood and the Kism.'t were fitst on the
spot and after those came tho Hartford line City of Lawrence. The bitter
put out life boats which were sufficient
to save all of the people who wore in
the water. An unknown woman passenger who was afraid to jump into
the water although provided with a
life belt was see.' to fall haok to the
blazing deck and was roasted. When
it became apparent that the Nutmeg
State was doomed to destruction the
dozens or so of ber freight, handlers
lire said to have taken posses ion of the
first of ihejllfe boats launched. They
foil��lit biiiik any of llie women and
men who tri d to get into the bouts
ami refused to take tlio children. It
wns impossible for dipt. Brooks to cou-
tiol the tough cowardly sot of men and
they were utterlv oblivions to the perils ,of the passengers When the passengers weie fotced from ibis lifeboat
it doubled the demand on a second
whioh was lowered and a wild scramble nf the m.nie striken people ensued.
This bout was overloaded and overturned. It could not he lighter and
the men, women and children remained in the chilled water clinging lo the
boat, until I elp arrived from the few
passing crafts The Dnssengers and
rescued members of the crew of the
burning ship wore placed aboard the
City of Lawrence and the body nf the
Baggageman Jaynes was also conveyed
to the Hartford liner which proceeded
on her way to this city and arrived
about 1 o'clook in the morning. Tho
excitement was such that at the time
the abandonment of the burning vessel tnat no positive statement as to the
exact number of persons who perished
cuu be obtained from the officers of
the boat or from nuy of the passengers
rescued. No record of those on board
wus kept by tbe purser, because the
United States naval laws do not require coastwise cruft, making regular
trips of less than n hnudied miles tn
mnko a list of passengers.
The Fate of a Nation Is Sealed���A New
Map of Africa Is Assured.
Ore   Shipments   For   the    Week���Patriotic Resolntion Was Passed.
Rossland, B. C, Oct 14.���The
week's shipments of ore from this
".imp total -1,228 tons. The Le Rni clos
ed down for four days on the 18th and
no shipments were made for tbe last
two flays of the week. The War Eagle
mid Oentie star were obliged to shut
down nn three different days during
the week owing to break d iwns of tne
electric power pervice, hence tl e ship
���i cuts' are lower than in previous
weeks. At a public meeting held
la-t e\e-in ��� for'h purpose I'h" ri m
addresses from lion. Sydney fisher,
Hon iniiin Minister 'f Agriculture and
Hi ivitf Rostock; M. P., the follov -
ing resolution was offered and ennui.
monslv carried ; b. the crowded audience in on us t whom were many American citizen   resident in   Rossland.
Moved by A J. McMillan, seconded
by Alderman Lalonde and resolved:
'"lh.it this meeting, com posed of Brit
isb and American subjeels, who are
working harmoniously together in the
L"-ld fields of Bi'tisb Columbia, where
they enjov the fullest measure of freedom and justice, whilst deploring the
necessity for war between Great Britain and the Transvaal, tnke this importunity to assure the British Government of its warmest symnathy and
hereby urges the Canadian Government without, delay to make such offers of assistance to Great Britain ns
limy seem desirable."
When tho chairman put the motion,
the entire audience rose, and after
cheering heartily, sung the National
anthem vigorously.
Ore brought into this camp from
the new strike on the Winnipeg olaim
iu Boundary, bas shown very high values in copper and gold. Five samples
taken across the face of the 46-foot
ledge uncovered averaged |87.3fl in all
values. The Coxoy, of this camp, will
ship n ixt week.
Sir Redvers Buller Will "Not Be Handed Down
History as Another Sir George Colley."
A "Fight to the Finish."
London, Oct. 14.���The Peninsular
and Oriental steamer Peninsular from
Bombay arrived today at Plymouth,
England, and landed a coal trimmmer
who is suffering from a mild attack of
bubonic plague. The symptoms were
developed tbe day after the steamer left
Marseilles. He has been isolnted. No
other cases  ars leported.
London,   Oct.     14���Vice    Admiral
Philip Howard Colnmb, died   today nt
.hiB residence in Potley,   Hamshire, in
J the 08tu year of his age,
London, Oct. 14.���War, so often predicted in these dispatches, as being the
inevitable climax to the negotiations,
has come at ln��t, and is now in full
swing for the subjection of the little
Republic, whose military sun sets and
rises at Majnba Hill.
Great Britain has set going roacbin-
eiy more powerful than that whioh
crushed Napoleon aud twice as strong
as that which gavs her Egypt and the
General Sir Redvers Buller, has
gone, and already the Boor bullets
have sung the song of desperate defiance.
Thnt the result will probably be for
a time not too favorable to tho British
is also to be admitted. The main ques
tion is, how long are hostilities to last.
Ultimate English viotory is assured
by virtue of overwhelming strength.
A forecast of the length and nature
of the campaign should not be ventured without knowledge of an extraordinary ciroumstnnce communicated to
the Associated Press on most reliable
mthority, namely, that General Buller
has gone to take entire command of
the South African situation.
He will be as absolute as wns Wellington aud less hampered than was
Kitchener. Therefore, not only the
COOdnct of the war is in his discretion
but also virtually the future of all
South Africa.
two mouths ago, ihe Secretary of
State for War the M rquis of Lands-
downe, offered General Buller coin-
in and of th". projected army i orps. Sir
Bnller^declined to accept ii unle-s the
War Office would gnarautee him be-
tween 60,000 and 7u.0Hb men. He is
quoted as La- ing said on that oeoosti n:
"i shall not be handed down in
history as another Sir George Colley."
The reference of course was io tl e
defeat at Majuba Hill, and he also sain
that if be were to go, it must ho on
the distinct understanding that he
could seloct his own staff and would
bo entirely uniuterfereri with by tbe
War Office. Prior to Lord Lansdowne's
assent, General Buller freely expressed
the opinion, that when he had driven
the Boorj into a corner, his band
might be stayed by a peace-loviug Cabinet or a well intentioned War Otfiee,
a condition of things he could not tolerate, for as he explained it, his band
was ' not oue of these that once pnt to
the plow, releases its grip. "
It appears that both the yueen and
Cabinet practically acquiesced in his
demand, although, cf conrse, retaining a nominal control scarcely worth
the name. Bullur is pretty certain to
cut the wires so as to bo out of touch
with London at critical moments, for
fear the Cabinet might change its
mind. He knows the Boers and has
no likiug for them.
He has campaigned over the whole
present battle ground, and is, above
all, a soldier from head to foot. Ab
soon as he reachos South Africa he
will inaugurate a '-ampaign of such aggressiveness nn the world has seldom
seen, but which he believes justifiable
by virtuo of hiB own superior force.
The steinest measures will not be too
strong for him, aud uutil the Inst vestige of Dutch power, whether in the
Transvaal, Orange Free State or Cape
Colony, is swept out, he will not stoy
his baud. The idea is well illustrated
by Sir John Teniel's cartoon, iu
this week's Punch, representing John
Bull saying:   "As yon will fight, you
shall'have it this time, it   is a fight to
the finish."
Once General Buller gets to work, it
is believed here tbe Boers will offer
little organized resistence. Something
depends, of conrse, upon tbe success
they meet within the interim, but the
life insurance companies are onlv asking an extra premium of five per cent.,
as a war risk, iu other words, placing
the odds at 30 to 1.
The outlook, quotes a member of
ihe Cabinet, whose name is not given,
but who is evidently Mr Chamberlain, as saying in private conversation :
"Absolute equality, nothing more
and nothing less is what we intend to
secure in South Afrioa. There can be
but one fate for the Boer Oligarchy
and there can be but one regarding
British sovereignty over all South Africa. When these ends have been attained the policy of magnanimity and
consideration, snob as has made tbe
French-Canadians loyal British subjects, will, I have no doubt, be applied with equal success in South
The Shipping Gazette says the calling out of tbe reserves is seriously
affecting the shipyards and engineering works, especially the latter, resulting in u slackening of the rate of pro
ouctiou. The plethora of money in
England is evidenced by tbe fact that
ihe Munsion House fund for the Capetown refugees already reaches more
than ��800,000, whilo 1150,000 has just
been paid for a private orchid collection, $785 going for ono plant.
Londou, Oct. 14.���Thu following off!
cial dispaloh bus beeu received from
Capetown today: The engine driver
and one native escaped from the armored train. The former was wounded
in the baud He reports that Captain
Nesbitt was slightly wounded anil that
the party in the train, whose nurabfli
he noes not know, was captured by
the Beers. He believed that the pri
oners were nnnarmed. The armored
truiu that wns sent to Vryburg fiom
Kimberley, with the two seven-pounders, has returned to Kimberley in
saftey, having transferred the gnu
from the train ibat was destroyed.
oppose England seriously in this matter, hot we doubtless would again be
left In our unaided selves. Therefore
we are going to nvoid Intervention nud
remain strictly neutral in the coming
straggle. This anthoritive declaration
tallies witb tho one made by the iu-
spirud Berliner Pest, in which the pel
icv cf neutrality is likewise advanced
However, aside from tho Government
press, every paper and every person
high or low, condemns England,
Many also seiioiisly blame the (lev-
eminent for its inactivity.
A Terrible Tale of Suffering
Comes From the North.
New York, Oct. 14. ���A dispatch of
The Tribune from London says:
The first aot of war was tho swarming of the Boers across the border of
Natal and the occupation of Lnings
An advance in the direction of Newcastle is also repotted this morning,
but is not fully confirmed.
The British field force in Nutal under Generals White nnd Synionds remains on the defeusive. The main
body of troops in Cape Colony is also
stationery, but a strong force bus moved from Mafeking, in Becbuaualiind,
toward tbe Transvaal border, taking
guns and ambulance equipment. This
force consists chiefly of rough riders
ami crack marksmen from Buluwayo,
and isstiilened witb the Northumber
laud Fusileers, or the "Fighting
Fifth," regarded by Kitchener as
bis best regiment. The cavalry is
commanded by Colonel Badeu Powell,
brother of tbe late Sir George Powell,
well known as a yachtsman, and the
infantry by Colonel Plumnicr. These
two officers w.'re the best on tho British side during the Matabele rebellion.
This advanco excites surprise and
anxiety in military circles of London,
and is not uuderstood booauso not in
line with the general defeusive tactics
which had been during the earlier
stage of the British campaign. The
ground covered is also tbe track of the
Jamieson raid. General Cronje's force
is massed  in that quarter.
Whntover may be the movements of
the next few days, it is not believed at
the War Office that either the Truns-
vaol command occupying Laing's Nek
or the Free State forces entering Natal
through Van Renen's Pass will make
any serious advance against the British
lines. The utmost whioh is considered possible is a tremendnous and successful attempt to cut tbe lines of communication between Pietermoritzburg
and Ladysmitb or Escourt. There is
no idea ut the War Office that either
Durban, or Pietermariizburg is in danger from the Boer force.
A Trio of Mineis lived Four Days and a
Half on Half a Pound of Beans
Per Dav Fach
Berliu, Oct. 14.���A high German
official, whose utterances may be taken
ns absolutely conclusive, said to a representative of tbe Associated Press
"We shall observe the strictest neutrality, uo matter what may develop
in the war between the Boers and
Great Britain. That is the onlv course
left open, as conditions in South Afri
ou are so complicated, and oar relations
with both sides are so delicate. We
mean to adhere to neutrality towards
both parties. What else can we do?
Other powers spoken of as likely to interfere have also couolcded to keep
quiet. Suoh rumors, asnjw and again
appear iu the pross, for instanoe, that
report about the alleged attempts on
the part of the Russian foreign Minister, Count Murnvioff to bring about
concerted intervention, are unfortunately only rumors. I say, "unfortunately," tbe word shows how our sympathies lie; but polities in these days
must be parted interests on any side
and sympathies on the other. It is
true our entire press calls upon tbe
Government to interposo between the
littlo Republics and big powerful Eug-
lund, and that again a ciusade against
the English is being preached to the
mil ions of the oontiuent, lint we would
lie fools to listen to this siren long
Of oourse all Ihe other powers would
like only too well, if   Germany wonld
Vryburg, Oct. 18.��� (Delayed iu
transmission)���According to tbe latent
reports, natters ns fur as tho train
wus concerned wero hopeless ns soon as
the nr:illery began bombarding if.
Sergeant Mathews of tbe Cape police,
who was patrolling the railroad on
bors-bi.ck, biouglu me fullest account
i.nd his stori leaves little hope tl at
many of the party on board .sere ilived. He watched the concludi g eo -
sodes bv daylight and saw 'ho liners
shell tho wreckage long after nil resistance had censed. Thero wns no
sign of life about the curs, said he, rnd
yet the storm nf shot and shell was
continued, There was a faint possi-
bilitv that some of the occupants es-
eoped to tbe veldt nnder cover of dnrk-
Besides removing the rails the Boers
have destroyed several small bridges
Much anxiety is expressed here as to
when the British forces   will arrive.
Afternoon.���The driver of the train
escaped to the veldt and lias turned up
at Maribogo, from wliich place ho telephoned that all tbe persons on tho
(rain eioept himself were taken prisoners An engine has been sent to
Maribogo to bring the driver here.
Southampton, Oct. 14.���The arrival
and embaiKution of General Sir Redvers Buller was the occasion for a sceno
of frantic enthusiasm. Thousands of
townspeople and visitors swarmed near
the quay where the Mayor of Southampton weloomel General Buller amid
deafening oheers and waving of handkerchiefs, hats and walking sticks.
The general smilingly acknowledged
the demonstration and went immediately on board the steamer, entering
the captain's cabin where be bade faro-
well to Lady Buller and bis daughter.
When the Duuotret Custle sailed with
General Buller and others standing on
ber deck, tho crowd oheered thems Ives
bonrse and sang, "God Savo the
Queen." as she glided out of tbe dock.
Vicioriu, B. O., Oot. 14. ���(Special
to The Miner )���News reached here
today from Atlin of greal liar' shin suffered by a trio of mine's, consisting of
S. Taylor. W. Bickford end A. Tom-
asse, who were lost on the Teslin trail
to Atlin. They arrived at Atliu on
Oct. 4, sixteen days from Teslin, They
were nearly three days without r. morsel of food Tomiisse anticipated the
arrival of bis two more unfortunate
companions by two days, having separated from tbe others hoping by a wide
divergence of route to come open something in the way of humanity. When
ho reached Atlin he got together a
small party aud went back to search
for his lost friends. They were found
encamped on a bill about 12 miles to
tbe north of Sucker Luke, and the tale
they had to toll when rescued was a
pitiful one. When the food ran shy
they lived for four days aud a half on
one half pound of boa-is per day each.
Then they reluctantly killid their
pack horse. But the sacrifice need not
have been made, for about a couple of
hours later Ihe rescuing party arrived.
Three more schooners of the Victoria
sealing fleet returned today, tbe Walter L. Rioh, Capt. Cole, with 609
skins; thu Otto, Capt. J. W. Goose,
wilh IIS0 ; and tbe Emma and Louise,
C��tp. White with 918, There are still
twelve vessels to come and of these
several are reported to be on the Const.
As yet, however, no direct report has
been received from the schooners Mer
maid und Umbriua which according
to reports that have passed from
schooner tn schooner, the source being
somewhat indefinite, have the highist
cntcb.es of the fleet. The Met maid is
Said io have Orel 2,(l(i0 and the Una-
brina will have close on to thut number. The niLli in the lli-hring Sen
tn s yen' will run to aboul ill,hod skins
whioh with l be 10,481 take- nn lie
Const, will muk i the Leal .nl h of
the re s, n amount to Bbonl 86,480.
so . e 6.000 above thnt of last year,
which inclinliil .;-,'! t.ii.cii oi, the .lanali
Ooast. The average pi r schooner taken
on 'he ('oast was about 560 skins.
Nineli en vessels were engaged.
The telegraph line has been completed to Atliu ami now that district is in
communication with Bkngway und
Da ween,
London, Oct. 14.���A dispatch from
Pretoria dated October 18: "Gen.
Koecb wires from the Natal boundary
that bis command occupied llnthas
Pass aud also captured tho railway
Continued on Fourth Pago.
Another  Failure   lo  Get  Wind���Now
Waiting  on   llie Moon.
New York, Oct. 14.���The two big
y.nhts got ns far as the starting line
today but did not croBs. Tin re wus
not enough wind to blow out the signal flag when the time came to send
them uwuy and after waiting an
hour, in vain hopes thnt ihe breeze
might spring up fri m somewhere, the
committee hoisted tho inw familiar
blue flag crossed by n while bur denot
ing th�� race was off for Ihe day.
Both boats were iu the dry dock the
day bufcre tho first trial was made aud
their bottoms are ns clean us a good
housekeeper's dishes. The yuchts will
try again Monday, but the old barnacles aro now saying thnt unless a storm
comes along to stir up the stagnant atmosphere, there is not much chaine if
better conditions until the moon
���hanges on Wednesday. From daylight until five minutes past noon
when the rnci was post- lined, for
thn day there was not much prospect
of u race. Thn yachts returned to their
moorings nt hat past one o'clock.
Til" guests of Sir Thomas Lipton went
to Sandy Hook on the stcnuier Blnck-
binl and,boarded the steam yacht Erin
soon after 111 o'clock, reaching Sand)
Hook Lightship half an hour later.
The big hunt lolled about the starting
'point Until the announcement that"Nn
trace" was again the verdict ; then she
steamed back to the Horse Shoe uud
/ dropped anchor, NELSON DAILY MINER, SUNDAY. OCTOBER 15,  1899-
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the late war with Spain it was not observed that any British membbr introduced a motion of n similar kind in
the House of Commons, hut perhaps
that is not expected to count for anything. We shall be ahle. as a result
of Mr. Mison's move, to gauge with
some degree of accuracy the measure of
American gratitude for Britain's
friendliness on that occasion and cf tbe
sincerity of American professions of
appreciation. There is this to be remembered, however, that the United
States Senate has always been noted
foi its hostility to everything British,
in this respect far outrunning the
American people themselves in their
angriest humors. Wc believe that the
friendly alliance of tbe two peoples is
to genuine and sincere tbat it is safe to
predict Mr. Mason's resolution will
receive scant courtesy, should he have
the boldness and ill grace to iutro-
dnoo it.
The dispatches so far received do
not indicate that there has beeu any
actual fighting in the Transvaal or beyond its borders, but since Thursday
Inst, the limit of the Boer ultimatum,
a condition of war exists between the
South African Republio and Grei.t
Britain. As the Orange Free Stale
has signified its intention to take part
in the conflict in behalf of its sister
Republic, it can be said that Groat
Britain is engaged in war with the entire Boer population of South Africa.
That includes, of course, tbe Boers of
our own Colonies of Natal and the
Cape. How much further it may
spread before peace is lestored it would
be rash to predict. The wily Untch
of Sonth Africa will no doubt endeavor
to stir np whatever native tribes they
can influence to join with them in tbe
hostilities, hut British skill in dealing
witb uncivilised races will probably
more than prove a match for Boer machinations, and it may be expected
with some confidence that the war will
be confined to the two Republics. Boer
discontent, treachery, and even rebellion in our own Colonies will doubtless complicate the situation somewhat, and will require the assignment
of some troops to insure safety within,
but tbo real work of tbe campaign
that is now in active operation will be
to reduce the Free Stato and tbe Transvaal to a consciousness of the faot that
Boer supremacy in South Africa cannot be permitted.
For the past two or three  years this
war has  been  inevitable.    Tho   Boers
have been jealous of tho growing British  influence  in   South   Africa,   and
with such   semi-civilised  cunning  as
they  possess  have  been   scheming   to
counteract it.    They have desired with
all the  earnestness of   which  thev nre
capable, and  that  is  much,   to themselves remain the paramount power in
that part of the  world, and  to secure
theifi in this tb.*y have been systematically aud   petsistently  interposing nil
imaginable  obstacles  to the march  of
civilisation.    The   situation gradually
and naturally lead  up to that position
which     required   that Great  Britain
should either retire from South Africa,
or, by resisting the reactionary   influences of tho Boers,   press  forward and
make  hetself  mistress  of  it.     There
were large  British  interests which it
was impossible to sacrifice, and besides
civilisation demanded that  Ihe  whole
of that country  should  be  opened  up
and developed cu modern and advanced
lines.    Great Britain  could not afford
to disregard this call of duty, nor could
she  abandon   lo   the  rapacity  of   the
Boers those thousands of subjects   who
went into the Transvaal  on   the guarantee of fair und equal treatment,   She
bad either to press for justice, which
in this oase would be ihe for-runner oi
enlightenment and progress, or to 11c
knowledge herself baulked   mil
don the field    This is the conflict that
has been  shaping  for years, and thai
it has broken out now only means Mini
the occasion has ripened.
Men who profess to he good judges
in these matters say the campaign will
last about two mouths after the arrival
of iir Redvers Buller, who is to take
supreme command au.1 who is understood to have sailod yesterday. It
may not prove nu affair uf such happy
dispatch as that wonld indicate, Inn
that in a comparatively short period
the British will bo everywhere victorious admits of no doubt whutevor.
Rather bit* in the game the Canadian
authorities have docided to dispatch
assistance in the form of troops. The
preparations wi:i loquire to be hurried, otherwise they may not arrive
in time to be of service nnd to receive
their baptism of fire. It will bo a
gratification to all loyal Canadians to
know that they are thus intimately associated with the Mother Country in
maintaining British snpremaoy in
South Africa, and helping to break
once and for all the evil influences of
fhut detached race of tbe Dutcb who
have degenerated in sympathy with
their savage surrounding!
It scarcely required the letter from
Mr. R. B. Thompson, of New Denver,
to d wipute tbe untruthful statements
of The New Denver Ledge regarding
the mining conditions in the Slocan,
>Ve are nevertheless pleased to have
had the opportonityy of presenting
it to our readers, because It is an able
and temperate representation of the
situation as it actually exists, and is
unimpreaohable testimony to the
truthfulness of such reports as The
Miiier felt itself induced to publish as
matters of interest to its readers.
Backed by
We never assert lhat a
price is low unless llie item
possesses every desirable
feature-unless it is an article we can recommend,
No mutter how low the
price, it is never of value
unless it possesses Ihe necessary quality requirements.
Pink Iron Blood Pills
The Great Blood Builder,
Nerve Tonic and Regulator,  we fully reconmelid,
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
GooKino Stows & Ranges
Which we are offering at
Everv Canadian hand goes up for
Senator Shi up. Says Tbe Victoria Colonist:" Senator Slump has been talking about, the Alaskan Bonndiity He
says that the United Stat s should hoi l
firmly to the boundary fixed by the
treaty with Kussia. So say we all of
us, so sny we all. Now let ns have a
Commission appointed to find out just
where this boundary is, anrl Canada
will stand by it with absolute sincerity."
.Now that winter is OOUllna on and the weather
changeable nil nre subject to coutths and
colds for !h" cure, of wliich wo keep
a full lino of t In- popular remedies such as
syrup of White Tine and Tar, Ayer's
Cherry Pectora, Fellow's Syrup
Hypophnspi'ites, Bosohee's Cf rinan
Sviup, Balsam A nisei d, Chase's
Linseed and Turpentine, Hall's Pulmonary Balsam, Gray's Syrup Red
Spruce Giiin.l'ytiy Pecto al, Chamberlain's Cough Cmes I'son' Consumption Cure i-hil- h's Consumption, Scott's Emulsion, Pine Nor
wegian Cod Liver Oil, Laxative
Broino-Quiuine and n n.nnber of
others at.
McLean's Drug Store.
Prescriptions  carefully prepared ;it
any hour of the day or night.
Telephone No. 145.
Mail Orders   Promptly   Filled.
P. O. Box 226.
3 Boxes $1.00
Shelf & Heavy Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
I usi received
H.   BYERS   &  CO
Scaled tenders will be received up to Satur-
dii-, the l.iih inst.. for theeluMng of shaft 100
feot, double compartment, 5x!> in the olonf,
Bide for timbering will be received separately.
The work to be done on Mowing mountain on
theBoraite BankGroup.   Applj or write
J. It. CRANSTON care Daily Miner.
See H. L. West, office Daily Miner.
Powder,   Caps,    Fuse,   Shovels,    Picks.
Christie Brown's
Water ice
Choice Assortment
scuils and Cakes.
A large   consignment
of  all  kinds
jusl   arrived.
of   Heavy   Hardware
Hudson's Eay Stores,
'���'.Si    HilliCl     St..     Ni
Till phone IS.
k ��� '*^t~  iTHi    ���fltfev sM^v <4^fes- ���*f**tar- Tfc   stitftw,  ,*&��- ��&��*. .iffltfe-' '���Kite' >flh��^ 4Mb.*- 4^k~ 4tttv ��*Blw V <4fe��" <^v- <flBk��" t^m^r TStt ' 4*9>'
jfZ; St- sr.sr ^^ ��^��r <Sr-5^ ^^ ^^ sr-S^ ^u ��r- ~-��r: ^>W' ^r-
urn*, <afcr ja-i^ ��fe," <��, ajos^ <�����_- ��t>
Greatest opportunity to get Genuine Bargains in
and Seasonable Dry Goei
ever presented to the people of Nelson.
New Dress Goods
in nil llie
Latest Cloths and Shades
consisting of Crepons, Bouelfs, Repps,
Oovei'ls, Bux Cloth*, !Slk Mxuir-s and
Srtiin Oloths. Prices from 13.00 u>
$20.1)0 the Pattern.
| New
if, _
\Jff Compelled by the force of a rapidly increasing business to ifX
i|jr abandon our present over-crowded quarters (fi
i|j we have leased (fi
| mi Corner Store ol the New Houston Block *
$ North Bast Corner Josephine and Baker Sts.
as will convince tlio people of Nelson
Ail I ui'tiaemi nti In.  i       mill :   .
111!     I   'I       Ol    OtlQ    ������ !l   ' I     P  I] l|'|     ;:   t|,        V,;
���ul- ill i ;si i.tetil l.lkch for li        I llll     ii
POUND���A luni'-h of    s, twelve in
number, Pound on Cottonwood Creek
by Milton MoOlnnrlish, The mime nun
be had   by calliuv at the Miner o-Mno.
Nelson Employment Agencv
Pour carpenters, oook, raar-htno mon. ll-lpora
anil muokara tor railroad work, tuborem
for cll> mill untitle.
Two women rooks wanl situations,
J. H. LOVE, Apt     Baker
Sale.   Tills is
"ickbut effects each
that this is in reality a genuine
lie of airy particular part of qui
respective of cost or value:
Dry Goods.   Bring your purses for we are
. e rv
Mon e y
.1. &
moved than
mined that the goods must go.
������ m
It will be a satisfaction to observe
the reception given to the reiolution
which it is said Mr, Mason, of the
Uni'ad States Seimt'i, will introduce
early in tbe approHchiiij' session, expressing sympathy for the Boers.   In
Brewers of Finn Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in mid see us.
B. C
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.
Bargains in Ladies* Mantles.
" Dress Goods.
"       " Ladie's Suits.
" Children's Reefers
" Cpr&ets.
" Gloves.
''       " Ladies'Underwear
Bargains Ladies' Night Gowns
,l      Top Skirts.
"       Blouses.
''       Flannelette,
Table Linen.
Bargains Table Oil.
Grey Flannel.
Lace Curtains.
Men's Underwear,
Men's Shirts.
In fact our whole Stock will be one mass of Bargains from ffi
the beginning until the end of Sale. $
Martin  n'DAiiKr ^ rv> m
O'Reilly & Co.
Outrages Committed���The Silence
of Those Interested Responsible
To: Late- Crimes.
Frederick Klanagan was yesterdiu
committed for trial for one of tlie
most heinous crimes oonoeivable.
^luuilil lie lio tirowiht in Ruilty, so-
oiety will he rid, for a time at any
rate, of one of tlioso noxious pests for
whom the rope poems llie only adequate remedy, Flanajian is oommitted
for indecently iissuultiiig two little
..iris, EsB.e Frost and Mary Mnslonka,
nned fonr yeari ��nd nine montlis and
given yearn and a half respectively.
It is positively known that he has
committed nt least one oilier similar
crime, and ihe poliee believe Ibat there
nre nninerons euses which have not yet
been brought to light.
The authorities have been greatly
handicapped in their investigations
by the reticence of the parents of the
unfortunate children. For instance
tlio assault ni liitle Wary Mnslonka
wns rum 111 it ted about the 21st of August, but had not Mis. I^rr-st come for
ward wiih her nomplaint, the orime
wonld nut be known now and wonld
probably��� never havo been known A
mother's reticence on such a painful
subject can In' readily understood, but
is i ��� ne tbe bss to bo regretted. Hud
the Mnslonka ease been immediately
reported to tbe police, there would
have been no chiince for the eonimifi-
sion f tlio Frost outrage, nnd no one
knows how many others besides. In
such fuses it is the duty of everyone,
regardless of personal feelings, to gi\e
i milled nit" and full information to the
proper authorities, an thnt monsters
such ns tin-so ''tin be at once apprehended and placed where they nreiow-
erless to harm. The Nelson police
force is uu efficient hody nnd I'hief
Jnrvis is to be coiiiiiieinlcil for bis no
ti ity in this matter, lint, if those possessing the necessary information deliberately suppress it, their duty becomes almost impossible of fulfillment.
It is a scandal to NpIboh, that for
Hourly two months it should not have
been stifn for girls of tender years io
venture out unattended even in the afternoon, nnd tho responsibility of tl.is
scandal must bo horno by those who
have, from whatever motive, withheld
information from tho police.
The Hon  Svdney Fisher nnd Mr Hew-
witt Bostook   Deliver Addresses.
A well attended meeting of the local
Liberal party wns held yesterday evening in the I. 0 O. F ball at which
the Hon. Sydney Fisher, Minister of
Agriculture, Mr. Hewitt Rostock, M.
P., were tlio speakers. Mr. W. A.
Qalliher, the chairman, introduced Mr,
Fisher in a few well chosen words,
who forthwith took tho platform.
After referring to the fact that this
was the first time he had visited
Kootenay, he spoke of thn charges of
dislovaltv nnd annexationist leanings,
which, before Inst gener il election, were
preferred against the Liberal parly.
Ho repudiated those charges then,
nnd he repudiated tho'n now. Great
Britain was now at. war with the Boers
on a matter of Imperial policy ot great
moment (applause), The destiny of
South Africa was at. stoke. Britisli
sui'i'oss meant progress of libertv and
civilisation Boer sneoess meant relapse into the benighted ignorance of
the Middle Ag<8. T'in people of Canada wished to bear their part of the
burilen of tho war, and the Cabinet
wns willing to carry out their wishos.
Before he left Ottawa tho question of
offering a Canadian contingent hud
been nnder consideration, nnd In 'bo
inn- rtnnnte event of war i! wns practically decided to send one, consequently
he was not surprised to read iu th" papers thnt 1,000 in en were to be sent.
Tins was the culminating point of
Can. (linn loyally.
Dm- of the first planks of the Lib nil
platform was tariff reform, in whioh
the key nolo nf Impeiialism and inter-
preferential.trade was struck. Previous Governments had only talked
about it. This ohnuge, made of free
will and at a fortunate time, had done
more than anything else to impress
our loyalty upon England, On his re-
ceut visit to England bo had found the
English people eager to learn about
and try Canadian products On former
visits lie bad found Cnnadiau articles
labelled as Americiu or British, now
their right name was the best attraction. This was a material reward for
tho preferential tariff.  In further proof
oi tbe il)'V,!!?ri"li9t' P"licy   of   ,llfl  LU"
,,r il fi out ho quoted  the penny
Mr. Usher thou 1..SH-  ,,,���   ���ew   tanff
He  said  that nndrrbi00 m  le8S thlin
Unada had p���i,l ��3/,   n���er tha oW 0oI1
" winili, lmvo done n,n iavi     of 10  por
"���vat,���   tariff-   -��' L'ne prosperity   of
ohL A*V10:{^reium tariff,  he
Canada under  the ,���. d i(nporte(1|1()r,,-
,n   ,8,,;,(!,u'..ii,,,.iwH.. uu.-
worn, of goid, im Cnllll(linn ex-
,(00 worth.    II Q   m 000   ,��� ,8flB
ports amounted ���
Railroad receipts were increasing, and
the roads hud more wheat to haul than
they could handle. The revenue for
1895 was 184,000,000 with a four million dollar delicit. The revenue for
1899 was $48,000,000 with a five million dollar surplus. All of which de-
moiifetrateil the present unexampled
Mr. Fisher referred to several special expenditures of the Government
aud touched on the so called Yukon
scandals, After defending the Government's railway policy, and explain.
nig that Kootenay cannot get mloi-
iional representation mini after the
Illlll census, he conolnded by paving a
warm tiinute to Mr. Bostook's efforts
s member.
Mr. Hewitt Bostook then spoke.
treating of the Government railway
policy, he referred to the fact of the
Government retaining the right of
granting tunning powers, a right the
.M-lMiii-i,enlingtiiii road had success-
fiillv applied for over a portion of the
Crow's Nest Pass. Government, control of freight rates wns mure beneficial than competition which usually
l'-iMilted iu an arrangement between
.he rivals. VVith regard to the mining industry tbe Government wns now
paving the smelting bonus, and by an
ilnier-in-Council pig lend would be
admitted free of duty. A grant had
bi-en made towards "the pnblio buildings iiero. The Cabinet aud the Hoose
generally did not quite grasp the Ohi-
nuse question,mid diniculties of an Imperial nature ban supervened, still he
liopi d next session to raise the duty on
Chinamen to $2S(i a bend.
After Mi. Bostook had concluded
Mr. Galliher proposed a resolution expressing ciie aporovnl of iho meeting
with tho action of the Imperial Government in toe Boer question. This
was carried with great enthusiasm,
After Mr. Bostook hail been awarded a
vote of thanks, ihn assemblage broke
up singing the National Authem.
to $160,000,000,
In tho volumt
or an aggregate increase
of trad* of $91,000,000,
Mrs. McLaughlin is showing a Hue
line of children's nuts aim caps.
Thomas Wright was yesterday fined
#o iino eo.sto for being oruuk und uis-
lJe\ ore & Marshall aie i> papering,
carpeting auU otherwise httiug up
their tousonal pailois on Baker sireet.
Mrs. Cogblan, school teacher at Sal-
mo, ami Postmaster beadles at that
point are in o^okane at the Exposition.
The a'Sault case brought against
John Miles by A. E. Storey was dismissal -.esterilay by His Worship the
May r.
Mr. Robert Young, inspector of
agencies for th" Gieat West Life Insurance Company, of Winnipeg, is in
ihe City.
Mr. J. C. Uufrcsno, nnlil recently
boonkeeper at tne Athabasca mine,
leaves tomorrow for Greenwood City,
wheie ho iuteuds to reside.
Mr. V. C. Coxheal left for Spokane
lIns morning to meet his wife who is
in that city, seeking medical relief.
Ho expects to return iu a short time.
William Kelly got a speedy trial yesterday before .nidge Forin for stealing
$18 from George Templeinau at Rob-
sou. Ho was sentenced to ono year's
Mr. G. Frank Beer yesterday purchased lots 11 ad nd 12, block 8, on the
corner of Victcria and Oedar streets
from Mr. R. S. Burton. The price has
not been made public.
Mr. St. Barbe, the local agent of the
Crow's Nest Piisb Coal Company, has
moved his offices to the premises in the
Benley Block, recently occupied by-
Mr. A. H. Sherwood.
Mr. E. T. H. Siiiipkins, registrar,
loturnea yesterday fiom a two mouths'
holiday tour in Eastern Canada aud
the Btiites. His health seems to have
vastly benefitted by his trip.
This week wilt be a busy one at the
Court House. On Monuay there ib a
silting of the County Cuurt, and on
Tuesday tne Assizes, over which Mr.
Justice Martin will preside, begin.
Mr. Frank McClond has rented one
huif i.f the Malone & Tregillus brick
til ok adjoining Moriison & Caldwell's
grocery sto.e, ami is fitting it up iu
lino siylo lor barberiug purlors. He
will have thieo chuirs.
The temporary interruption in the
coal supply is the result nf the plentiful harvest in Manitoba, The C. P.
R. has n t enough cars to handle both
ami ai present ihoy nre nearly all employed iu the giuin irallic.
Mr. R. O. Robrahacher, one of the
most suecessf.il ami entertaining wiii-
ers lospictiug. i ities, and towns on tlio
I'acilie Cnust, is in Nelson, Ue expo, is to have considerable lo sav about
NelSOII    inning   llio   ensuing   mouth.
Uudir the auspices of the Nelson
Council of Women, a  public  meeting
will he belli in the Presbyterian church
balls on Monday, at llilii p, in., when
I ho music hull question will be before
ihe meeting. All women earnestly
invited to intend.
The Yellowstone mine had so much
ore on their dump lust week that, iho
miners nnd muckers were let out f ir n
short time until ore bins could bo
linishen in which to place the oro.
Ibis will save moving the ore the see-
oini and third times.
In consequence of the now winter
time table of the OP. R., which lakes
effect today, there will be no Sunday
trains leave Nelson throughout iho
winter. The daily (I p. Itl, train will
make connections for Robson, Ross-
land, Revelstoi.e and way northern
Mr. Paul Fitzgerald, of Sal mo, with
bis hister and two children, Mrs. Hen-
nessy, of Helena, Montana, spent yos-
teriiuy in the city. They went to Kaslo last evening, from whence the? will
return to Salmo, at which place Mr.
Fitzgerald is proprietor of the Hotel
Tho Gas Company has 110 men at
working laying mains and would put
on more could thev get them. Pipes
have been laid ou Stanley streot as far
us Observatory sireet, and are now being laid on Latimer street. Where
llinre is no rock work the work is pro-
needing at the rata of from 000 to 700
feet a day.
The Rossland Miner, of the 14th instant, is a twelve-page edition and is
devoted largely to special write-ups of
the prominent mines and leading business firms of that city. It is a very
creditable number.
Manager Amiable, of the Nelson
Opera HoiiBe, leaves tomorrow morning
for the Boundary Country. He will
visit Grand Forks, Greenwood and
Phoenix. Mr. Amiable is looking after dramatic and real estate interests,
also, to establish agencies for the Vic-
loria-Mnntreul Kire Insurance Company. He will be gone most of the
At a breakfast table in Nelson yesterday morning an English lady was in
formed by a render of Tbe Miner that
war wns on iu the Tiausvaal, and that
the Boers had opened the ball by cap
tnring a whole trnln load of British
fl'-ldlers She was dumb with amazement for several seoonds, and on ra-
OOVering hor powers of speech relieved
herself by exclaiming, "The   cheek!''
Mr Fritz Cirkel, M. E., consulting
engineer for Mr. J. McLaren and associates of Vancouver, arrived in Nelson
yesterday from Baker City, Oregon. He
savs that Baker City is a very flourishing mining camp, and there aro already
ten stamp mills in operation there.
There is nn miners' union there, miners get $:l and machine men $8.50 for
a ten-hour shift and everyborlj seems
prosperous and contented.
The fcyes Feed
the Brain.
Parents who neglect their
Chilean's eyes are more
cruel than
the Chinese,
who encase
the feet of
their little
ones.  One
dwarfs the feet���the other
stunts the mind.
When we adjust glasses
study becomes a pleasure.
Patenaude Bros.,
Nelson, B. C.
Wholesale Houses.
THORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon and Cedar -SU'eeia, Nelson, manufacturers of und wholesale dealers in aerated
waters and frutr syrups, dole aKCut.s for Hat-
cyon Springs mineral water.
���N. AI. Omniums, inWSflU, Every known
variety of soft drinks. P. O. Box 88. Telephone No 31.   Hoover Street Nelson.
not- link.-i .ud HUilatreots, Nelson, man*
iifiietiii-ui-.s of " Hoyal Seal " and " Kootenay
Hollo" brand of cigars.
HJ. EVANS & CO.-Ban.er SIroet, Nel-
��� Hon, wlio.issule dealers in liqaot-H, eigtu-H.
cement, fli-e b-ick and lire clay, wator plpo and
sleol rails nnd general commlssiou merchants.
Ijmitki).���From Street, Nelson, wholesale deulers in flout1, meals, etc., and hay
and grain. Mills at Edmonton, Victoria and
Now Weatminsler. Elevators on Calgary &
Edmonton Hallway.
GEO.   F-   MOTION- - Wholesale Hay,
l.r.iiu and rood.   Spceiiil quotations ou
i-.,i loud lots to all Kootonay points.
AMACDONALD & OO.-Oorner Ver-
��� lion and .iiiBuuliiuu .-streets, wholesale
gro ii rsaud joboor.s in bUnseUs, gloves, mitts.
buois, rubbers, maeidnawH and miners' san-
vuraon aii-uot, Nuiso... Importers, -ahole-
.ilo grocers.
PUUiiNt A CO -Manor street,   Nelson,
���   wUulesale Uotuora in fiosh and cm-ea
mcits. Owldutoroge.
���Bailorstreet n.Isoii.   ftuounaleatul.
i.isM fro h andciiiod moats.
NUYE.iS 4. CO.-O'liur Baker and
��� Ju.s'.|iliiiii; .-sliecls, Nelson, wholesale
oi-aieiv in l,iirow.u-e and mining (.applies,
Agents for Uiant I'owdei- Oo.
i.i.mu'i-'.h linker Direst. Nelson, whole-
sale dealers 111 ti ii-dvvaro nnd mining supplies,
pitlliibei-s'and tiiisiuitn's supplies.
���Mile paints and uilb.
Vi itiu.i .in.. Josephine dtreeis. Nelson,
wholesale denluis iu liouortf eigttrs and dry
goods. AgODtrtfop Ktbsu Hi'OwmK t'o. of Mii-
m'h  keu and OalKary UruwiiiK Co. of Chlffury.
UDSON'S BAY 00.-w"'oWwile ��ro~
cones and liquors, ouk, iiaker^i., NeUon.
JY GRIFFIN A OO.-Orner Vernon
. aim Josephine atreula. Nelson, wholesale
dealers 111 provisions, ourud moats, butter and
MILLS, l.i.Miii-.n 1 "iim-i Front and
Hall Streets, Nelson, inanllfuetiireni of and
wholesale dealers. In sash ai.d doors; all kindH
of factory work Tnttdo 10 order.
he Jusouhlno and ilakoi- StieoU. Agtn.
for (lali-iu.11 Carbide and Wellniu! Acetylene
(itM Maohlne Co.
are but'the hint of coming winter. Our
Fall and Winter Stock of Shoks is
in ready for jour ins ection.
|!Gamble &  O'Reilly,
Land Survey ore & General Aeents-
Custom House, Real Estate
and Mining Brokers.
Lois I'm- Sale. Houses to Kent.
Loans ou improved Heal Estate.
If you nre looking for Seasonable Footwear
at sensible prices you ai-e looking for our
LI LLIE BROS, shoeists
Fire, Life aiiil Aci-iilei.l  Insurance.
'   Itnkrr Street
\,-ls- 11. IE. O.
fl 6nan66 lorm f ii
Golden Crown
3 ... Baking  Powder ... g
Tm/o   One   Ib.   Tina for 25 Ceqlas
Telephone Call, No. io. Post Office Box, K and W.
We Lead
Fire,   Life,  Accident  and   Sickness
Real  L'slate and  Loans.
7-Room   House $2,250
50-Foot   Corner       300
106-Foot Corner       600
not only in prices but
all goods leaving- our premises are guaran- fl
teed or money back fl
^A����������i*������mm����mt��m i. ��������.������������*��.��.��������*��*������&
We have  several  snaps   in   House
;i Kniiiiib mill nit.M-. 2 lota.onruer Stanley..$1,600
I Koon h, 2 lots. I .voly sitinuion l.lKni
1 It.-oiiiH nice iciiinn   liu|ii-o-cil lot    SKKi
5 I'.oonis. -linn- founaalloh cellar full -lye l,6.*iiJ
0 KonniH Vermin stroi.t, 2 lutsi, e c lloni
value  1,930
0 lloo-. s. down tnwn new, ������!! - uuvenlen-
COS, rente \ *\ $30    2,150
8 Rooms, I .i-_r i  -. i-.h'kIuIi, 2 lot��,  dead
clli-ap    3 300
8 Knoiiis-, all conveniences, 7 ioti, now...   2,000
With F. 1. Osi.f.k.
Real Estate b Mines-
W.  J.   a. 13ICKS0N
Choice rcsideiui.il  oi-s   und   gootl
business lots for sale.
Over two hundred   lots   in   Uldi-
ti'in  \ an   in thi  tnai ket,
Hume Addition and eiu   properly
for sale.
Business property a specialty,
sfiiTa will pun-hase 2 Lofton CatbODtldG St.
giOtiwill i uifh im; tlu-tf lot-,   it Ouvis' Addl-
liun. InotudinK ooruur.
9300 willpurohaN two lota Id Addittoo A.
6,000ahatoa Ution (pooled) ijc
ltwuo    "      Fairmont   " ic
���  Blaokoook Mining Company  20c
Mining  aiiil  Ileal   lv latr   Hruk r
Tumer-Boeckb Block. Nfinon.
The Nelson Electric Tramway
Company will receive proposals for
running llie Skuling kink this
winter.     For particulars apply
T. C. DUNCAN, Secy,
Tramway Offices, Vernon St.
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
Bank of
British Columbia,
Is now prepared lo issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C, and Dawson City, Yukon
Corporation of the City of
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   ���   -   ���   ���   $2,000,000
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,2Bo,ooo.
Head Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Oeneial Banking Business transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bought
and Sold,. Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the ni'-t favoialilis terms.    Interest allowed on special
ili-piisit, i mil on Saving Bank accounts.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
Tha following perrons nro entitled io bo
plncod *in u.c tuit I-'* urn for thn rity of Nol-
on, vi/..,
#hj limit; or ffiiiiilM liuiiitf iv HrltUh R-ibMdt
(if thu lull age cf i went j -oua yoaMt w li�� h)ihI1
havr puiil, (iti or before i Q ��� h i day uf \��'
\t in her in* xt, nit tnnnlolpflJ ml b, Lax*��i Kt-^SM'
iiH-ni- it ml lloo'-SH foot pvjrable by iiim or ber
toilu> niQDiofpftl ty.
a Who ift the i\stes*ed owm rof IiuiiIh or nf
iin|irovt'iih'nu, or! iK-u-s-c-t-ttti oocaplerof laudrf
Kit u. iir w It ii lii i tin nuclei [in lily, or
</') win) ik iroMiloot of aud onrrlei on bull'
nott nnd Is the holdur of t (rader1! licfn^o in
the municipal ty, ihe annual fee for which Im
Ii":  U-      I imii il -, r ilnlh,        olid S\'bohte��hontehoTder within the municipality.
v�� per mi ii than be on U tied to vott? un*iera
tiou-selioldor's tpi .hlluution, nor shall hiK or her
name be Inoluaedin Iu* Annuti Vot i-h' Li$t
unlewheorhheflhul, on ur - i-.;.- thti fe'imi
day of Hrcrubfr m xb, enier wlththt UDdei-
felgni tl hi-or h' r i'iium ��h ii ��� oler, and nhall
make and penonftllv deliver to iht- under-
���jgnod nt the game time a Btatutory (tolara-
tioa, the ftirm of Which may be obtained at thi*
city i>Mm'<
By order.
J. K. BTRAOflAN, City Clerk.
Nelson, U. CtUOUU 18J9.
v&WSs  'fes f   AsfiAcJsi?   Ajsif-iA/ ns*U\M^   TTHa^L/
J    MININa news.    I
������ ���������������������������������������"������,>���.���-��� ������������4.4
Windermere, Oot. 10. ��� Another
strike has been made on the Phoenix,
situated on Horse Thiei Creek, eight
leet 01 solid high grade copper and galena ore has been uncovered at the
present workings. This property is
tiniltr bond to u Montreal syndicate.
The property was originally owned by
Richard S. Gallop who located tbe
ground some two years ago. A fore*
01 men have been worked throughout
the summer under the personal direc
tion 01 R. y. Oallop. From present
indications this property bids fair to
become one oi Kootenays greatest
A force of 22 men U being worked at
the famous Red Line mine on McDonald Creek under the l'oremanship of
John Ferraday of West Kootenay. It
is tbe intention of the management to
work a large force of men throughout
the winter. Winter quarters have al
ready been completed. A rawhide
trail is now being built from the
mine down McDonald Creek to Horse
Thief Creek, thence to Peterborough,
13. C. Regular shipments will be made
throughout the winter, commencing
in the very near future.
It is understood that the Delphiue
mine will be worked throughout the
winter ou an extensive scale.
The Second payment on the Red Line
group of mines original bond wus
made on the 10th instant, at Gran-
brook, B. 0., by Messrs. Collett, Star-
bird & Robinson.
Messrs. Tom .Tones, John Watson
and James Jeffry, all of Windermere,
B. C., have bonded the Watson group
situated on Spring Creek to VV. G.
Mitchell-Iunes, representing tbo New
British Columbia Syndicate of London, Eng., for $100,000, Spring Creek
is a triiiutary of Toby Creek. The
ore is a sand carbonate, one of the
most valuable of smelting ores apart
from its economic value. The ore body
has been cut into forty feet and continues in strength and value. It is such
au extensive proposition that tho development work so far done has not
reached the boundaries, so that the extent of the find is practically unknown. The assays ga\e 57 to 110 per
cent lead, 40 to 50 ounces silver and
(14 to $15 in gold. The property is
considered one of the greatest propositions iu East Kootenay. The property
was discovered by James Jeffrey and
John Watson, Tom Jones having purchased one-third interest in the group
during the past two months.
Ore is now being packed from the
Delphine to Athalmer, B. 0.. for shipment next spring via Columbia River
A wagon road is now being built
from Athalmer to Toby Creek by the
Buildings are springing up like
magic at Peterborough City. The
townsite company are building a wagon road from the town to connect
with ths wagon road up Toby Creek.
The Swansea will commence shipping in the very nenr future. A large
hotel is now being erected at Peterborough, B. C.
A terge number of Slocan miners
have located hero for the winter.
��� ��   ���
The Poorman mine has been sold to
the Granite Mines, Limited, n Ma
English company, for $215, ono. The
property is one if the ohlist mines in
the Nelson district. It is on Eagle
(reck, lour milts souih of Nelson, anil
is a five milling lode. From a level
575 feet in length and averaging not
over 75 feot In height the owners recovered $100,000 iu gold. The mine
has a ID-stamp mill.
��� *   ���
Kaliir     Market     Dead ���Position     in
France Looking Up.
London,    Sept.    28��� (Special   Correspondence of  The   Miner)���Now   that
an acute point has been reached in   regard to the  Truusvual  crisis, and that
the markets are still suffering, and especially the Kaliir market, as it is practically impossible to do any business in
this market as the donlers do not know
wbich   way the cat   will   jump.    The
position in France has certainly changed for the better  since  the pardon* of
Dreyfns   and   the   surrendor   of  Fort
Gtiorin    Roverting to  the   Kaliir market, although prioes are very low   nnd
are  considered   to  have   reached   bed
rock, no one,   however,   knows  what
thu action of the Boers  with regard to
the mines would be  in  case   of   war.
Theie is some  hope, however, that the
Cabinet's decision to make  one   more
effort to effect a peaceful settlement of
the  outstanding   difference   with   tho
Boers   may   after all result   in   goad.
While there is  peace there is hope and
war is still among   wiser heads in the
street, far from   boing. regarded as inevitable.
There has been practically no change
in the position of the money market
although higher rates are expected
The scare which prevailed at the beginning of the week with regard to
the Transvaal situation had its due
effect upon the Home Kail market, although except in oue or two enses the
declines were not important. Business,
however has been at a very low ebb
notwithstanding a cjnlinuance of tbe
excellent   trafilc   returns to which we
have during the last few months become aicnstomert, although the last
day or two a better feeling has made
itself felt aud the Southern passenger
stocks have more especially benefitted
by the liberation of Dreyfus, the view
being taken thai the agitation having
now subsided the prospects of tbe Paris
Exhibition are no longer imperiled.
in the Industrial matket the political affaiis continue to exert an unfavorable influence here, business in
which is veiy restricted while the few
changes that have taken place have
generally been iu tbe downward di- j
i-ectiou. For instnace, such good I
stocks as Coats, English Sewing Cot- ]
toil and Spinners are all distinctly
lower. The same applies to the var-
lons refreshment shares such as Lyon's
and Slater's and considerable realizations has taken place in Lipton's on
tbe idea that be may not win the
America Cup, why this should influence these shares is very peculiar.
Thu only other feature has been the
declaration of a dividend of 10 per cent
of Kodaks ordinary. Theatre and Music Hall shaies have beeu fairly firm
especially Palace Thealre on dividend
rumors. Drury Lime are harder on
the success of the new drama.
In the American Railway market the
bears arc now having a little of their
way on account of the succession of
bad bank statements and the bears
have been particularly a-tive in making the most of these circumstances,
they have not failed to use the Transvaal trouble as a lever for depressing
prices. As a consequence, fluctuations
in both Industrial and Railway stocks
have been very sharp, and though the
deoliues bare generally been followed
by rallies, on balance a substantial
shrinkage in values are shown.
In the West Australian Mining Market there has been some sharp falls
during this war scare, but it may be
said now to be on the up grade again,
and in this department they present
the greatest possibility cf a rise. Lake
View Consols havo declared another
dividend of ��1 per share this being the
first dividend for the first year, and ut
the present price of ��22 is nearly 17
per cent, which cannot be considered
than otherwise as a very satisfactory
return. Yet it is stated that the profit for August exceeds the enormous
Bum of ��100,000 wliich is certainly
very satisfactory. London and Globe
have been pretty linn an! are expected to riso to at lfOBt 85 in the near future. The market for British Columbian shares still remains in i.n inactive
condition, with the exception of Le
Roi and British American Corporation
have practically monopolised attention.
The foimer are lecovered from a temporary reaction and stand at about ��0
mid Bile's remain fairly steady, and in
fiew of the rich discovery reported to
have been made on hoth these proper-
lies in ordinary times these shares
could have a considerable rise. In the
oilier worlds mining market absolutely
stagnation prevails. During the last
few days tbe weather in the Old Country (here) has certainly changed for
the worse and fires arc being commenced and cons-qnemly the return cf the
holiday makers to town has been hastened.
Real Estate
Fire & Life
I have on my list a
a large number of Lots.
Also Dwelling Lots.
Some of which are
listed above par value,
but occasionally ,a man
comes along who is
stuck for some money,
he probably sees something that he is sure
he can double his
money on in a few
days, and says if you
can sell my lots in the
next io days I will
take so much for them.
Now I have 8 lots just
in that position and if
you want a Snap just
See Annable before
they are gone.
1 can loan you money
to build if necessary.
Delivered to an any poi.:t on
Kootenay Lake.
1 have a complete stock
on hand of
���+������ ������������������������������������ 4 ������ mHHvvf����sHH����s>sVH4��tt��^H ���
fBargain Columns.!
9 8��
Some Unusually Good Bargains Offered   By  Our  En.
tjf^riiii^ .Ylirxliants.    Changes Daily.
������������ ������������������������^.���.^.^ m^^
Mill at PILOT BAY.
lards,  NELSON and LARDO.
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
���LAC�� OUEfAiM.
90c. to $7.50.
Large Size.     Pretty Patterns.
Martin 0'R.ilIv h C >
From aSteamboat to a i-'al
Everything has a value
')"s R,utl
" my siore
Between Bull v and Victoria'
la Sti
25 Per Cent Off
J. A. Gilker.
Nelson Gleaning and Dyeing
V   I).   PtiSllitK  I'ruii.
d ('.
ents Clothing dea.isl
Hi- i. altered and repaired
M-i.r ..r 1 1 ,,���!..   II,,,,.1 ,"
Continue    frora Fir 1  Pi
Opera House Block.
0. A- PROSSER,   Manager.
Crow's Nest Pass
BuildiTR will find It to  their advantage to
Iliruro with Brudlev & Co. on Painting.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 14. ���(Special
to The Miner).���The second day's session of tiie International Congress
opened with 11 large attend-me of delegates. A fentuie of the morning -es-
biun was iho addiesn by Mr. Edwatd
AtKius, of Boston, on the indopeni en'-e
of  nations,   'i li is  afternoon (he del -
 ... igates were given a view   ol   the I   le-
Pretoria,     Oct.     III.-(Delayed   in ware Rivei   frori    Cramps   Shipyard
tranamisBion) ���Advici     from    Volki    and otlier points of interest
rust confirm   the report   that the   Hoei
Rates For Carload
Orders 11111 v be left with C. W West
&_Co. nr with.
Offioe with Chas. A. Waterman _ Co.
Every Man
likes to dress iu JTasiiioiioble    -d
Nice Pining Garments if he .'nn
1I1, so ul.  ,1    ni, nimble   1   ice.    M
FiiH mid   Wiiitei  Samples are up*
Oninplite in iSni inys, Overcoat
nnd fi nc-   Vi'~ i g ,    G;ve   n
1 all and  I  will iinot    ; mi  pi-n ��
that Will  HHl  II  il !���  i.ill,
Ladies' ["aitoriiig   ;���   ���j]
hri n in        ������;> ci ih \.
A bit- 9 0  H-'   11 n- 11   (if Mil ilil ti_-.     W,
to mould P cilice Frames in any size -r
...L. POuU
Bargain* Iu
__�����_ II4IIMis*.
nail's, ETC,
When j-onrdoctoi Hulls nut Hint his medicine is nut having tlm desired ti'i'ec! then lie
will toll you to get some good Liquor,  Wiiuu
you cud ilou'i forgot lu
��h< re you cir* depend on getting i|)(. i,0fit,
umib Ninth! market ftllt. iuiy <|imntiiy from
llio, up,   frjoed oa not be disputed,
Frank A. Tamblyn, Mgr.,
Baker Street, Nelson
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
_��__-l������������������������ s��-^JB
Branch Markets in Rowland. Trail, Nelson, Kaslo.
Sandon, Three Forks. New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
E. H. H.
Mm Electric Swly i_ Cwtriictioi
Complete Electiic Equipments foi  Klectric Power
mission and li^hti'i.t; for u.ines,   towns,   etc     Electric
tines, LampsBell' -
Jo-er>hin�� S>
inciators, etc.
B. C.
iioiiiiiiiiiicl   lifts  11 eenpied
without any oasnilltieH,
tho Burghers is good.
lining's Nek
Tlio health of
Berlin,   Oct.     14,���The    Dresden ,r
Berlin, Out. 14.���The Nord Dents tier Aligeminge   Zietong  snys it is an
nouueed   that   au   understanding   regarding Samoa   between England  and
Nenste Nachriohten prtblisbeB a letter 1,,
, ,, ,     011 1 : Germany is r.ssiired on the basis ut Eiil'-
from  Col.   Solilel,   commander of the ,������,, , ,,     ,,    ,        ,   ,,  '��� "",I tn>-
r, .,   ,��� land taking tjnola and   (Jermanv iret-
German   corps In the Transvaal  who ... , h
1 tmg compensation elsewhere.   The pa-
says: "Pretoria was nn the point of
offering Germans n protectorate over
the Transvaal, When Great Britain im -
mediately moved heaven and earth to
frustrate the plan. War between the
Transvaal anil England then became
per adds: ''This statement is lending
as we have gonil grounds for believing
that the Government has nut changed
its attitude regarding Samoa.
Pretoria,Oct. 13. ���(Delayed iu trails-
iinssion).���The Uupe Government has
adviseil the telegraph ilenartuieut here
that no further wires will be received
from the Republio,
Communication by wire from Natal
is still open. Thero are still Britishers here who are unable to leavo owing
to tbo lack of funds and the Transvaal
Government is arrnugiug to move them
to the Gape Colony border.
All reports from Volkstust agree that
Lagos, Wist Africa, (let. 14.���The
British Punitive Expedition against
the Fnlii tribes on Lcenue River who
had stoppod the river trnlllc and murdered a number of canoe men lias just
returned to Lagos, having destroyed
eight towns after prolonged fighting
Tho naiivos lost heavily. The Britsh
had eight men wounded,
Manager Amiable is endeavoring to
make the entertainment to be givou by
Miss Marietta La Dell, in tbe Opein
House, on Monday the 2i)rd iust.,   the
IIJ fallof
Rooms 1 ."nit 11
��� lemei I i-Hil!
!   GOAL!
Great Reduction!
HARD I'll.M.
1 $9.50 per Ton
:::    !   1 ill ���
Wo have 1 orupl��teil our nil
alio 1 mill now li \ ���-   ,
11 -mi in ac< hum ii   ib   "���'
im renal 1: mi   he ol 1 us'oine
to our store
Special  rates  for carload   lots and
for outside points,
,,      , , I societv event of   the season.    Two   ae-
tho  Burghers there aro  unanimous in  oon,pi}Bned Brtlfrtl of   the  CitVi   MrH,
the opinion that the settlement to time   Brougham and Miss  Carey, will assist
mnst lie conlusive.    They aro  anxious j ut tho  entertainment,    Miss   La   Dell
to fight, but they prefer lighting to giv- j'" one of her  sketches  will appear iu
.     v, ..��       Grecian costume. The programme will
ing thoir assistance   to   1111 unsunsfac-I.
tnry solution of the crisis It is not
known definitely today (Friday) what
the next move will be.
Washington, Oct. 14.���Trade in the
Transvaal showed n considerable decrease last year according to olliciul
statistics prepared by the State Department, Customs decreased over II,-
000,000 between IhllT anil 1HIIS and imports fell off |1,000,000, The deerense
to n great extent is ascribed to general
depression In trace and to the want of
confidence on tlm parr of the business
houses and uiiuiug companies,
be divided into two parts making
twelve numbers in nil. Miss La Dell
comes to the people of Nelson with
the highest of recommendations fcoth
East nnd West. The criticisms from
the leading Press and individuals being must favorable.
We are showing the lalest
correct styles in Millinery,
wilh nothing lacking that
cuiilil add tn the altraetive-
lirss and completeness of our
Mrs.   McLaughlin.
en cm
1 ,..1 ������     savi  mo ��� , ii.
��� ������ ��� \ : ��� i.-   ���
Plate Shoe, and Ornamental
Glass from
R. II. WILLIAMS, Nki.siin, Ag nt Cor
J.   W.   MELLOR,
2500 MINERS.
To work Iu iho MelftlllforoiiB Minos of Briitnh
Coin in bin, ul iho fol'owjnt; prk'OB tcr
ilny of eight hours:
In oonioqiionooof Inorisislng I'l Iich'iIi "I Mf-
It U, v. Him a, 11,(, mi-iii of. hns A. ivui.r
iiiiiii ti I'u., Im- boeli illsul nd.nncl Mr. Arllmf
li, Si.i'iw 1 ii.iiiiik-n over tho im ��� "'
Hii'lrulil iiiliic uu Bakor sirui'l, Ni-l ea, nnn
will 1-1111I111111 ho l��i-liu-ss -it tho wunn 1
Hand IlrillurH	
MhcIiIiui Men	
Miiieru In Slmfti.
Ileal Estn
mill h
is nnd la- "i:l
Alin'ytoTIIffi MILVKlt 	
SOCIATION, Sandon. British I'lilii'uliia.
   MM to ?l i'u
  L'lVlto   S.Oil
 2 SO
 It M to {4.00
  Ilfillm $1,00
Hume-James Heveridge, Vancouver; .lames MoVVnde, Spok.ine; IJ VV.
Morse, Trail; John A. Groin, Portland ;
H. 13. Dickenson, Tnciima; K H. Gar-
rult, Montreal; \V. Valentine Hunt,
Bonnington Falls; ,T. McMaster, Grand
Kinks; tC. Treba.vno, Toronto; U M.
Ralston, Vanoouver; K. H. Uradburn,
Fraternity Hall
tllir Bill.,-r A ki,nli-,in) HI*.
can be rented for Concerts, Lectures,
Danoes, Banquets and every situl of en-
tutainui' nt. (ioml aiit.e-i'.ionis, clonk
rooms. Kitchen mill dining room fiu-
nislied.    For terni- apply
DR. 10. 0, ARTffUB, City.
boiuwl lid fay Mr, O. A. Watormmi n�� M��in��J
of iho It- ntHl liiiiinrtiiii'iitiniil oarool proportj
fur iiiin-ii-sliloiii .1 pi'upert) hiilili-i-s. ,
llm inoinhom of tlio old flrmdoslro l�� ti""l��
their friends nnd patrons for thi Ir putronnire 1"
iho jiii-i, id s ill-it for tho olflon In tno futnroi
tho Ini-iiiiissof tholr ulili-lii'iiiMinil 1 Im l""'1"-
111. Ill go. ,   ,,
Peoll.'g fully a kui-oiI Ihiil Ihoiiili'ii'i- "<"'
iiii'i'ii.h ntlloonll tobopro noted ana tncit
bus iiosh iitiondoil toprump I.v. wn iriii'im.
Itcispi-eifully.  ,, .,-
Nolson, B 0 Oof. 12, 1800.
The Nelson & Fort Sheppard
Railway Company h:ive resumed
the sale of lands and timber along
its line, and townsite lots at Rossland, Erie and Ymir. For information call on or address
S. Ciiari.es, Agent,
Rossland, B. C.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Mraili'"'1
Dominion LIDO "Cninliroinan" lli'l-'
Dominion 1 ino "Vanooovor'
Allan Lino "Parisian"	
Allan i.ino "Bavarian" .,\ov- -
v,,��- York
Wanted,  immediate!}, six Rock! F    .1   Qr<>r.l/ll
or  Ca.   Foremen.     Wages  $60 to OOUVIU
$75 per month.    Two years'  work      mnam ��������__.     HOT AMI PVnuc,
Mann '^Co ^ CarerMd^n_e'  W.ndermore Mine,  CorresPo���dB,co8or,lted
Mann & Co., Savanne, Ont. | WXNDIMWIBfiB, B. U
White Kim bin" ������:
VVIlto Slur Line "'I ' \In.it"-''��>��� ���
runin-d Ltilo',A,iluvViitonto .
I'llluil'd bine "Kin i i '_��� ������
Aiinluir l.llm "Kuril irln"
All 'nState l.ino "M ������ s-ln"- ,
Atuorionn Lino "Ni , 'nin-uba"
iW Vurk
Krini' ���
Dominion Line "Now
Dnliiiiiiiui Lino "I'1111 -
Passagofl orrnntfod 1
'; Hngland"
.iwt- ��
"��� (VI
" ;ni'i.i'
Krom IW"":
���������   .NiiV.'1
points.' "Kor i-aiiw. tic     0 and from a" ftrn,��tloti
apply to C. P. It, ili'imi
City PasHoiigoi Avont.    _��� ,
w.p-K. ;:i'v'"iiun(^
igonl or ���
feol-in. II
all Pg&Si
'      Oouoral _gouU 0 P. t   .
Olll IW*


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