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Array Daily   Edition No. 503.
Nelson, British Columbia.  Friday,  August 25,  1899.
Tenth Year.
TESTIMONY IN HIS FAVOR
Evidence Against the Accused is Broken
Down by Labori
Esterhazy   could   possibly
dgo   than
havo liad '
M. Laliori: "Gen. Meroier Hays
Dreyfus might havo had cognizance. 1
desire to emphasize that expression.
Wo shall now prove Dreyfus could not
linvo had  cognizance of   the   WW"-'   .
Cimusel proceeded to demonstrate how   W1(H C(j)   o��� pa(y de    Olam   who
rigorously the  secret   of   the eonstuo- i   iv(,n ,liln l))0   ,|(icnnients (Sonant
tion of the brake was guarded and nsk-       u   tmg    jnnotnte   General    H
ed why in 181)4 the  charges  regarding  mounte(j   t|���,   platform and   expressed
the  Rollin   melinite   shells  were   ""t; surprise at   "This controversy   rosum-
dealtwith. .,    led."    (Cries of Oh ! Oh !)Tho  general
Gen Meroier: "That arises on the \nt,\Ma- timt Major Mathieu wlioassistart
simple faot that it was not known uu- iu <jeoiphering the telegram be culled
til 1895 or   1811"  that   information r| on jnn(| C0linl,9i
Labori   he  and discover why
inversntion   ~"*���   ���"����������   i>nnn   m  uu uimu.u ���.,,   he had not told   l)n
read tho entire   document in conrt  at. rBl> UD v;u'".        ,._     ...
,,        , ,,     .   , , _.       Gen. Mercier:   "Dreyfus bad writ-
General Mercier's request and returned  t(jn m(J  that he r(,tamX ,-���  alaonga ,,���,
him tha   document.    Geueral   Mercier  confessions with Du Paty de Chun and
acknowledged the   accuracy of Goneral .1 took no further steps "
Ohanolne's statement,   adding that it     Ool. Jonast:   "But sinoe the prison-
I nn  er aeerr,ed to have begun making nvow-
_, ���,  .,     ,, ,  ills of hia guilt, why did   you not. fnl-
glven Him tno   uocumeuia inuuoniion)   ,   ��� ,,.      ".i   '_������������
.,  j,. ��� ,       ,-.        ,    u     i  low the matter up
At  this    jnnotnre  General    Roget;   0(i]l  jjg,,0i6r.   ���
LUCID  EXPLANATION   BY  DREYFUS
Du Paty de Clam and Henry Were the Main Causes of
the Conviction of Dreyfus.   Severe Cross Exami
nation of Witnesses by Labori.
Rennes.   Ang. 24.
martial on Captain Dreyfns
the  Lycee  here  at   (i :40 a. m.
Ool. Jouast, president of  the court ordered that the  evidence, given   by
Penot, a friend of the  late Ool
herr, chief of  the  intelligence depart
ent.bo read by the olerk of the
M.
Sand
ra
When  the  court  ed that two members of the conrt con-
opened at tided   to him on this subjeot.
today,! M, Labori: 'Oan yon tell ns how,
knowing, as the judge, that it -was
your duty to seek conscientiously for
iu form at ion and to expeot a secret
communication from the pnblio, prosecutor, that is to say a communication
setting forth all points in the oase,
both for and against the prisoner, yon
conld be of the opinion yonr mind was
loyally mnde np after reading a single
document?"
Ool. Maurel said   he failed to clearly
grasp   the    qnestion   and 'M.   Labori
repeated it whoroupon   tho witness re
t answer becau
speak   of
court.
It wns to the effect that Ool. Bandherr
suid tbat Dreyfns' family offered lot),-
uuo francs upon the condition that he
would clear Dreyfus. Maitro De
mange, for defence, disposed of this
allegation by reading the actual note
on the subject written by Bandherr
theniliy proving the colonel's remarks
had been distorted. Dreyfus' brother
had said:
"We are convinced  of the innocence
of our  brother    and   will  spend
entire fortune to   discover the   truth.'
The lirsl witness   today   was M. Lm-
oallo,   a former official   of the Government and   be   was in .favor  of Dioy-
fni ns his evidence was   in direct contradiction to   what   M.   Dulireuil   de-
ri'i.-il ye-terday  regarding  the alleged
intimacy of Dreyfus with the German
iiitiiche. at the house of  M.   Bodson,
inn tun I friend     The president   of   the
Court then  called   Ool.    Maurel,    who
was   pr. si lent   at  the   Drevus   court
inn tini   i'i   I8H4.     Complete    silence
fell npou the conrt ns the infantry sir-
gentlt , who viib acting   08   usher, en-
ir-red the ball and couduoled]Col Maurel
in tlui bar.   The Colonel was  attire I
in a black froo'< coat, mid wore the rib-
lnii if the hg.on of hooot in his  button hoi".    His hair- is   grey and lie has
u ragge I   iron   grey   nil) stnehe.      Ilia,
face >hn��-.el anxii-t, as though   be was|
conscience Ftriokeii   when   M.   Labori
lashed   him   wi'h   pointed  questions.
The colonel fevernl times heflitated and
answered In a shirt,   choppy  manner
iiihI when  M. Labori   finally   disposed
of him,   he   left the   platform   with iv
pale face   nnd   scared   look of   a   man
wlin has awakened from a night mare.
Counsel  had    drawn   from   the   colonel a ronfes-ion that the secret dossier
was communicated to lhe judges of the
court martial  of 1894 by Ool. Dn Paty
de   (Hani.    This    avowal   produced  a
sensation   in  court   and Manrel's declaration Ih it he onlv rend one  of lhe
ftooumen's did not affect the iniiiii act,
while bis   protestation that the  reading of the document bnd no effect   upon  him,    as   his   mind   was   already
mnde   up,   unllifiid    his   subsequent
declaration  fiat   this  one    document
Biiffioled  to  convince him.    Then   the
colonel'saving he only desired to speak
of matters upon which his recollection
was clear, proceeded   to declare he nad
nothing to say iii regard to the   expert
evidence of M  Oharawny,   M. Toysan-
nier, or   M.   Pelletier,   but he   added
that   Kertillons  testimony appealed to
the eyes   and minds of the judges    It
had been said that the judaes did  not
understand  it;   hut that   it   was   not
true.    Regarding the    evidence  givim
at the Conrt nurtial of   1894.    wi'ness
said he   considered   Du Paty de  Olam
bad only given the court a circumspect j
repetition of his report while the  late
Lient, Col.   Henry's  evidence    would
have been more   foroible if  less  exag- '
genital.    At the s.;me   time.   Maurel,
continued,    ho   believed Henry  had
sunken   without    hatred    or   passion.
The prisoner's   attitude  nt   tho  trial
was correci  nnd   calm.    His  repeated
denials and protests were far from   as-
tmiishiug the  witness.    They   seemed
perfectly   natural.       The  only   letter
lmuded   to   Col.    Manrel   during   the
course of the  trial, was  not  brought
by  Ool.   Picquart.    The letter   moreover, was returned the  same  evening
to the olllcer   who brought it.    Reply
ing to M. Labori Cal. Maurel    aid   he
did  not  know   General   Mercier  and
had never  seen  him  since   the   trial
until June last.
M, Laboii: "Can Col Mnnrel tell
us to what ho attributed the secret
communication of the dossier."
Ool. Maurel: "I havo not the slightest idea."
Mr.Labori: "Can you tell us the
name of tha officer who brought the
private letter."
Ool. Maurel: "It wns Du Paty de
Olam
on
tbV subject was being divulged. The
existence of treachery in regard to tne
distribution of heavy artillery among
the army corps wis unknown uutn
189f>.'' ,,
The passages at-arnis between w.
Labori and General Meroier metn'ol-
lowed with the keenest interest. Both
men were wary and mutually suspicious of each other and there waB considerable aoeibity, Col. Jouast finding
difficulty in preventing the discussion
from wandering OUglde legal patrw,
M. Labori asked why Gen. Mercier
did not have a report, prepared re^arr).
iug the confession Dreyfus is alleged
to have made to Capt. Lebrun-ReiiauIt.
Mercier: "The question 01 mo
confession was of no importance as a
revision of the oase seemed impossible "
M. Labori:   "What  does Gen. Mer
oier thingk of Esterhazy   and the part
%tyMero.er,   "I  do   not knoW
Esterhazy   and  I  do not think   about
him at all. *"
M. Laboti:   "Did he   know  you
his trinl in 1898 "
General Mercier:   "No.
Col.   Jouast:     "Generally   Mercier
was not minister of war then.
- M. Labori:   "This is most   interest-
I might, perhaps
have thought of it, but it did not oo-
OUT tn nm." Tbe prisoner protested
that the inquiry ought to have been
followed up, "because   it    woul I have
protested   against the ap- I f f.'"3 to d"Ht���v. th" "lc,i<m of   "   oon-
.��� .. .���?.   ;   .__"���; Ifession to  which   such   importance is
at
 1���
plied that he could not answer because
I if he did he would  tave   to
! the   first   document    in   the   dossier:
"Which convinced  the   court
our prisouers gnilt "
M    Laboii
of  the
said  he
At this point, _.
would like to confront Col. Maurol
and Capt. Freystatter, another of the
judges at the oourt martial of 1894,
but. Freystatter wns not present and
Cnl, Maurel promised to wait a few
days and give the captain an opportunity of attending
A lively incident followed, M. La-
bo-i Having asked leave to interrogate Gou Mer. ier. the Government
commissary Major Carriere took the
occasion to remark that while counsel
had the right to ask questions he had
no business to draw deductions to
whioh the lawyer dryly replied he hnd
always acted with a full knowledge
of the restrictions imposed upon coun
s"l and that he had no need of lessons from Major Cairiere and would
not accept them.
| Gou Mercier was then recalled and
; it was noted he wore his nnifoim for
1 the first time dnnug the trial.
The impression thereby created was
jlhat the general expeoting a hot cross-
examination and thought that his uniform wonld, perhaps ptctoot bun.
M. Libori desired to know if General
Mercier admitted ordering Ool. Manrel to coiiiniuiiicnte secret documents
of the court martial of 1894.
Gen. Meroier:   "I   know  I did uot
have the right to give formal orders to
that eti'ect, bnt I gave Maurel orders in
a manner sufficiently dear. "
Replying   to  qnestion  the
said lhat when Dreyfus   was
he knew no oth?r proof against him than
the   bordereau.    There were therefore,
only   suspicions   but  it was urgently
necessary not to lose time
bim, In order to stop '���'-���
practices.
M. Labori asked Col. Jouast -to- secure the eivdeuce of M. Papillou and
the editor of La Libre Parole in regard
to the Lixi letter in which the name,
of Drefyus was disolosed as that of the
officer arrested for espionage. As Col
Jouast hesitated M. Labori iusisted
upou tho necessity for an examination
of the letter, "In order to reach the
truth I am seeking for. The whole
respouHibility for this case, I believe,
really rests upou the late Col. Henry
and Col. Du Paty de Clara." Resuming his examination of General Mercier, M. Labori asked him several questions as to wby he at first ascribed
| the date ot tho bordereau to the mouth
of April?
Gen. Meroier  said   that in   1894   he
I was only acquainted  with the general
reasons   whioh  existed  for believiug
Dreyfus gnilty and had not paid much
attention to the details.
The general   refused to reply   to   auy
ing.    V3eneral  Meroier     declares    he
know nothing of the trial of 1898."
Gen. Mercier: "I know nothing
of it. I leave thnt, to the conrt martial which tried Esterhazy. I have to
answer in court for my acta aud I
refuse you the right to question me
abont my    thoughts."
Col. Jouast, addressing M. Labori,
said: "You aro reverting-to the eri
deuce of General Meroier."
M. Labori: "My object in interrogating the witness" is to revert to his
evidence."
General Mercier: "I prolc��t against
the word 'Interrogatory,' for I am not
a prisoner."
(N. B,��� Interrogatory in French
generally applies to the examination of
an accused person by a   magistrate).
M. Labori: "It is not n qnestion of
iutorrogatory. I used tha word in the
most respectfnl sense. Will General
Meroier say what he means by tho
charge preferred against the partisans
of Drefyus of having spent 3=i,0(iu,iii")
francs? What was this Hum used for?
The amount is simply riflionlouH. "
General Merci r: "I might, just as
well nsk yon."
M   Labori:   "Do   you mean to suggest, that  it   was  spent  in advertise-
and   in   buying   consciences?"
Mercier: "I sny nothing wlut-
East
whv
the
general
arrested
iu arresting
the  treasonable
nients,
Gen
ever.''
Connsel  next   wished   to know
the borderatt was communicated to
court martial of 1894,when ir wns con
Sldered impossible to   show   the  other
documents ol tbe secret dossier;?
General Mercier:    "Because Ihe bor
derean   was not datod nor signed   and
its place of  origin could   be   concealed."       M.   Labori   pointed out   that
place of origin had been mentioned   in
court and then asked for  explanations
in regard to   the   perpetration   of  the
1894 forgery,    The   cross-examination-
of General Mercier   became more  aud
more heated and so rapid th at   it was
difficult to follow   and   many   of  the
answers were confusing.    As the questions of counsel touched upon the secret
dossier and a certain document in blue
pencil, Gener.ils  Gonz,   Roget nnd M. |
Gribblin and Major Lanth also participated in tho discussion which  almost
degenerated into   n wranggle.
The   commissary,     Major    Carriere,
protested against such  dicenssion   and
Col.   Joast  called    the court to   order.    The comimssary  snid an attempt
was being made   to show there   was a
fresh forgery which   was nsi d for  the
purpose of comparisons  to   which   M.
Labori.     retorted:     "Major    Carrier
The   tende cy   of his
only to   dem-
Labori.
was   mistaken
cross examauition
onstrate the troth
further questions.    ....	
clind to say whether he  had examined
~"d  against   Drefyus.
M. Labori: "in short you considered
For instance, he de-
the proofs advanced
M. Labori: "In si .
it iu the nature ot a sensational move
to have Dreyfus prosecuted and sentenced. Did you examine previously
the charges against Dreyfus?''
General Meroier: "I only  examined
the nature of the documents betrayed.''
M. Labori:   "Was   it  not neoessary
for tbat purpose to fix tbe  dates of the
bordereau.''
Gen. Mercier: "I do not think so,
further I declare that Labori is discus-
uino the whole trial of 1894. That may
onsiraie un- nu,..
Major Lauth said he believed a clue
to the blue pencil document existed
before the trial of 1894 and M. Labori
asked why, in that oase, it was not
produced nt the trial, since it incriminated the prisoner.
General Merci'-r said he di I not
know of this clue and Major Lauth
disclaimed all respniisihlity iu the
matter as l.c was not connected with
the    preliminary   inqniiy.     t ieueral
(ion/, said the doinilieul had been in
the possession of Col. Bandherr and it
was by him placed in the secret dos-
Bier for comtinrison with other tapers
M. La'oori asked for explanations in
regard to the commentary on the secret
dossier and General Mercier admitted
he destroyed it in 1897. General
Gonz who was examined on the Biime
subjeot deolared thnt it was hy order
of General De Boisdeffre that he returned    the  commentary   to   General
turner    v..��  	
Mercier.    Answering another question
Moroier said   the  Pnnizzardi telegram
not   oomtnuni nted to   the  court
He wns ordered   by
wus
M. Labori:  "Were tbere mn^ ��oo- l^f^SSSiWrted ��mfcW SlSSrf
umeutB  in  this   seciet   dossier?   Can      ���H �� 1)te evidence ot   the OfflOWl^oi
you state what they were?" headquarters  staff   ��*"���,D*   tontB 0f
Col. Maurel: "1 only saw one of |",.rtlinoe and nature of the oontcn b o
them | I did not look at tho others be-1 P.,,rt,,ui^���.���..��� General Meroier then
onuse my mind was already made up.'
M. Labori: "Had the other members of tbe court also made up their
minds?
Col. Mauiel:   "Yes. " Witness  add-
plienbility of word*'Idle" to nny ques
tlons ho thought proper to ask. General Clianoiue said hejoomniunioaed the
document to General Roget while enjoying absolute privacy. When asked
if he accepted responsibility for the
documents, General Clianoiue replied in
the affirmative, adding, however, the
admission that he had made a mistake.
Cpl. Jouast intimated that the court
ought to take no notice of the document in question. Dreyfns here gave
a detailed story of how lie employed
his time nt Hourges from October 1*899
to February 1891). He said that ha was
preparing for his examinations and
bad no time to go to cafes or to think
of anything outside of his duties.
This was n reply to General Mercier's
assertion that he conld have learned
the seciet of the pneumatic brake
there. Prisoner said: "I was promoted onpt.in September 13, 1889 and
remained at Hourges fiom October, 1889
to February 1890. When the written
examination nt the military college
took piacc I was then called to Paris,
obtained two months leave and was
married in April. I spent fonr
months at Bourpes.
General   Risbmirg,   who  was   commander  of t he Republican   Guards in
Paris in 1894 was   the   next   witness.
He described   the scene with   Oaptain
Lebruu-Renauit, when witness learned
of    Dreyfns'     nllcaed  confessions   to
Oaptain  Lebrnu-Renanlt,   the dny nfter the prisoner's degradation, In conclusion the witness  eulogized  the service of Lebrun Renault and   said   that
before the  incident  of tbe   confessiou
there was   nothing against,  him.    He
wns nn excellent officer,   a   good comrade and   incapable  of  injuring  tmy
one   After being asked the usual ques
tions Drevfus protested against General
Rishourg's evidence, "I am surprised"
the prisoner said,   "that   Captain Lebruu-Renauit  could   have   mnde   the
statements attributed to him.    On the
way from prison Caotain Lebruu-Ren-
ault shook   hands   with  me,   a    fact,
which is   in   onutradtation   wit'i  his
statement.    Bes'des, when such a  terrible charge has been hanging   over  n
man's head for   five   jears,   witnesses
should not come here to merely   speak
their    beliefs    bnt,   ought     to  bring
proofs,   positive   proofs, otherwise,   I
am completely non-plussed as   to  how
I can reply.''
Continuing, Drevfus  said:   "Reference was also made   lo confessions.    I
will state  the  exact terms of  the so-
called confessions of   mine.    The.  day
Oapt. Lebrun-Kenault and I   wero   together in a room I said  to him, I  am
innocent. I will declare it aud face the
whole people.    That  is the cry of  my
conscience.    You know that cry, I  re
nested all through the   torture   of  my
degradation.    Afterwards  I added, referring   to   the visit   of Du   Paty  de
Olam, the minister is well aware tbat
I am innocent.    What  I  meant to intimate  was  that  I  bad apprised the
minister in response to   the  steps  Du
Paty de Clara   had  taken  against  me
that I was innocont. Dn Paty de Olam
visited   mo   aud   asked    for information.    I   replied   to   him, I am innocent absolutely.    I   replied verbally to
Du Paty de Clam   and   in   writing to
the minister, thnt   I was perfectly innocent.    Tbat   was   what I meant  by
the   words,   'The   ministry   is    well
aware that I am   innocent.'     Then I
reverted   to  the visit  of Dn Paty  de
Olam and  said   to  Captain    Lobran-
Reuault,   Dn  Paty de Olam asked  me
if I had not   given   documents   of  no
importance in order to obtain otbers^iu
exobauge.     I replied  that it was only
because I was absolutely innocent  that
I desired the whole   matter should  be r
cleared up   Theu I added I hoped that
within two or three   years   my   innocence would be established.    I told Dn
Paty de Clam that  I wanted full light,
on the   matter;   that   an iuqniry   had
been done   and tbat it was  impossible
for lhe   Government   to    fail   to    use
its influence    to  discover  the  wbole
truth, the Government.   I  said,    tbat
means, either through the military ut-
tnche or through diplomntio   channels
to reach the truth.    And 1 nlso said  it
is awful that   a soldier   should be ooii-
viotod of such a frightful orimo   Consequently it seems to   me, I   who only
nsked for tho truth aud   light   Hint the
Government   should use   all the means
ut its   disposal to   secure Itbnt   light.
Du   Paty  de   Clam,   replied:   'There
are   interests    at  stake   higher  than
yours ; those channels   cannot be   em
ployed." He added, however, that the
inquiries    wonld    he   continued.    It
was only the strength of Dn   Paty  de
Olam's promise to  try   what    menus
oould   be found   to reach   the truth of
this awful crime tbat   I Hind   I hoped
that in two or three   years   my   innocence would be proved for Du Paty de
Olam told me the investigation  which
would bo   of "a   most   delioato   nature
oould uot bo undertaken   immediately.
I think I   have   expressed  my   whole
mind.    If you   nil have an doubt I nsk
you, my colonel, to present it to me."
The prisouer'B remarks   deeply   impressed his hearers.
Maitre   Demange   rooalled    General
Mercier and nsked him to explain why
ILSOH TO BE TBE
DI
C. P. R. Will Cuutre All Its
Operations Here.
now attached.''   (Sensation).
Continuing, Dreyfus said: "Will
you permit me. my colonel, to make a
sinnll remark With reference to the fiction of my confessions 1 remained in
the prison of La Saute, for two or
throe weeks and saw M Demange dining that period and also then and while
1 was at the He da Ree 1 wrote to the
minister of war and others. I believe
the lettei-H I wrote are contained in
the secret dossier,''
M. Roche was the next witness. Replying- to Government Ooinmissiary,
M. Roche declared that, General Billot
who was minister of war, told him be
mr.Ht cense to interest himself in Esterhazy, not only for private nnd legal
reasons, but for other reasons still
more preemptory.    (Sensation).
Labori insisted upon having further detnils of General Billot's statement. The witness said lie could not
re all the exact words of tbe minister
bnt their effect then was such that he
felt under a mornl obligation to cease
to interest himself in Esterhazy.
M. DeVernine special  aommissiary
of minister   of war, deposed that Col
Picquart wns  ordered   to   have Esterhazy watched. Esterhazy was seen entering the Germany embassy on several
occasions   alsvays    quite   openly,
dressed in civilian clothes.
BUILDINGS TO   GO   UP.
The Headquarters for r 11 the Oouipatj's
Braiches h Fouthern British
Columbia.
but
MUD   SLIDES HINDER  TRAFFIC.
Kootenny is Troubled With
Shifting Scenery.
The far famed sceuery of the Rooky
Mountains is sliding down onto the
railiway tracks in East Kootenay and
as the locomotives cannot go over
they run into it  aud stick
it
��., ..... ..  _.._ fast.    The
recent heavy and continuous rains have
rendered the mountain   sides along the
Crow's Nest Pass    line  very soft and
slimy and it is displaying a proclivity
to stop  traffic     The  train   from   the
East,   which    should  have arrived  at
Kootenay Landing on Wednesday night
ran into  a   slide   when  about    thirty
miles this side of   MoLeod   and a long
delay   occurred.    As   it   kept   coming
down the efforts   of  a gaug of men to
shovel off   the  mud were  futile and a
portage of about five   miles was made,
the passengers driving   around the bad
parts.    Then   they   loaded   themselves
on to another train and set   out again,
Everything went all right until  Crun-
brook was passed when the engine ran
foul of slide number two   It was about
1 :!!0 Thursday morning when the   second hold up occurred and   it   wns  not
until yesterday  noon   when tho   train
was finally liberated.    The boat  with
tbe.  passengers aboard reached Nelson
at 480 yesterday afternoon.
As a result of these slides the pns-
sengers who left bore ou Tuesday
night by the Nelson could not get
through. They consequently had to
remain on the Blearner at Kootenay
Landing until yesterday noon. They
amused themselves by progressive card
parties, killing mosquitos, nnd other
socinl functions which made the time
pnss nleasnutly. On the main line
slides nlso interforred with traffic.
The Imperial Limited, east hound on
Tuesday got mixed up with a moving
side of a mountain and Beven coaches
filled with passengers left the track.
Howevei nothing serious occurred
and the train again got under way after a few hours delay. The American
lines through the uiouutainsare alsojbe-
ing troubled with mud slides on account of heavy rains.
C.   P. R.    officials   have a   way  of
denying reports in   the nowspupers regarding the company's  intentions that
wonld indicate that it wns never going
to dofanything   or   that  for some   obscure reason they desired the doings to
ba   very     mysterious.      They      have
shown n disposition   to deny The Miner's report that the line   from   Nelson
to    Balfour    wonld   be    commeuoed
siiortiy.    Yet the fact remains that fie
road is to be gone ou with this fall and
in order to have the advantage of good
weather   it will be started soon.    Mr
MoNichol, Assistant  General Manager
of the system, is now on   his   w ly  to
Nelson aud   President   Shaughnevsy is
now overdue,   hiving   been    detained
in Montreal   by   important   busiuess.
When one or   the   other, or   both,   of
these officials visit   Nelsou   a   definite
statement will likely be made.    At all
eveuts if work on the line is not started before they come it will be directly
after. But The Miner lias another story
for them to deny ihis morning,
probably will deny it but it   will
make any
trin
They
not
difference   as   the story   is
Nelson will shortly become   tl.e
divisional   point for the C. P. R. system   of   Southern   British   Columbia.
All tin lilies  oporatin,'in this  part of
the Province will have their headquarters here.    Hire   will   bi   lirge round
houses, repair si: ps.anl mist piobably
a   foundry.   & 1    tbo   rolling    s'ock
osed   in   Southern   British   ColomMi
will he   hionght to Nil-oil   for  repair
and   overhauling.    Tho   importance to
Nelson of In ing  the   divisional   point
will be great as  it   will moao the em
ployinent of a   large number of   meu.
I'he   Ftiops   in   Winnipeg   had   added
thousands to that city's population and
in a smaller   degree, they   should  add
hundreds to Nelson's.
The dispatchers' office bas already
been moved from Trail to Nelson,
which is the first move towards having all the interests centred here. With
the completion of the Crow's Nest
Line from Kootenay Landing will
come tbe erection of tbe buildings and
within a year Nelson will undoubtedly
be, next to Vancouver, the most important railway centre in British Columbia.
iu enconraging   not   only
Tbe news
tho
DAVIS ON THE STAND.
Win
n
nnd
��� eon-
This
Detective Gives Evidence in the
nipegv Bank Robbery Case.
Winnipeg, Aug. 22.���Detective DaviB
told his Btory at today's session of  the
Molsons   Bunk   robbery trial.     He said
that Anderson suggested a trip to China and knew where  he could get money to go there.    He   said   that  Gulf
bank   clerk, had robbed the   Inmk
he had   seen  him bury tin    valise
mining tbe money near the city
was in the   middle of  .lulv, when Anderson told Duvies.    Being   drawn out
by Dnvis Inter, he said that he (Anderson) hud taken the money on Saturday,
October 1st, trom   the   bunk, tin- vault
being easy of  access.    The money wns
hidden in his room in the bank all duy
on Sunday, and at night buried wh<>re
it was found.  Davis went ont, Inspected  tbe  place   and   with the help of a
gang dug up the valise and money.  He
told his story straight and it locks hud
for  the  accused    Davis  said   that he
had   done  little iu   the detective business   previous   to this, except to euteh
Holmes, the Chicago murderer.
on account of   the  direct   benefit
City will   derive   from the works   being established   here but also  because
it means th^t the C. P. R. have definitely decided on Nelson as the point in
tins part of the Proviuce that   will receive their attention.    A   big  railway
corporation enn "make   or  break"   a
city and the fact that the C. P.R. will
centre here in another  evidence of  the
fact that   Nelson is bound to go ahead
nnd   easily    outdistance   any bnt the
Coast cities.
etr
G^ts^retirimduleitinthe
Bocret dossier.    (Sensation).
Counsel next discussed the three
page document, claiming that the false
Semiring of the Anizzdar, elegranMM
to correct . P���^���1^ J^X j baviug"sent Dn Paty de Olam tollrey
with     General
WILL VISIT ENGLAND.
Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Louis
Davies to See Chamberlain.
Halifax, N. S., Aug. 24.���In nu interview nt ClmrloUetown, Louis H.
Davies, Minsler of Murine nnd Fisheries in the Canadian Government, and
a member of the loint High Oommin-
siou, announced that he nud Sir Wil
ifrid Laurier will leuve
England in a few weeks. _
ed tha' their mission will be to discuss the Alaskan boundary question
uud other matters at issue before the
commission with the British foreign
ollice to facilitate an amicable settlement of the whole matter. It is prob
able tbat Premier Laurier and his col-
lengne nre going at the request of Joseph Chamberlain, Seoretary of "' '"
fot the Colonies.
CaiiBda for
It is believ-
State
SUniDE AT   ROSSLAND.
I the bordoreau.    General
Isold he thought  Dreyfus
j   t-ill'i    "��J " -    *U,i
1 bad cogmzanoe of tht
 ���  o.niini/���:   "ID I
might  have
brake   at   Bour
any case
he  bad
gen, adding���:   "in nny uaB.
a better chance to obtain such knowle
as the traitor,
allowed to converse
Chanoine before attempting to explain
General Chanoine thereupon advanced
and explained nbout the document
wbioh had boon handed him hy General Meroier. He said he admittted
.there were inaccuracies in it nnd Jro-
I Bolved not to use it.    After a  friendly
fus to discover the amount of injury
Drotyfus had done, he had not followed
up his investigations. Gen. Meroier:
"I do not feel called upon to do so."
Ool. Jouast: "Tell ns General why,
when yon were apprised of the confession, you did not send someone to
Dreyfus to try to get a  substantiation
Rossland, Aug. 2II���Mrs. Ivy Dumas at 1 n'dock this nftenoon Oom-
matted Huioide by shooting herself
through the heart at the head nf the
stairs of the Collins house.    She is the
wife of W. E. Dumas, who is repairer
of nickeliiith
pat ion.
The   uiifnitniiati
doubtedly illume
two oooiisions
suicide.
SUBMIT TO THE PERMIT SYSTEM
Wallace, Idaho,
ion miners hnvt
"permit'   system
who
��� slot mnchines by oocu-
woiniiii   was   nn
Of late she bns   on
ndeavored to commit
Aug. 34.���The  nn-
submitted   to  the
w         . innuguratd  by  the
state authorities shortly after martial
law was declared in the Conr
d' Aleiies. All meu who deBire to
work in the mines are required to secure a permit from the sheriff. Dozens
of union men are applying daily tor
permits, but in numerous instances
I they are denied.
I NELSON  DAILY  MINER, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25,  1899.
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Nelson Daily Miner
I   Diluted l<l��:ll CXi-, pi Mon lay.
NKIJBON MlNKH PlIINTLSG �� PuBuauixo Co.
1). .).   BEATON, Kililor anrl Manned-.
IS IT TO BE CHAOS';
The Vancouver Province, a Minis
term] paper that bus heretofore abair
dnued itself to trilling, but which during tho past week or two seems to
have acquired th'1 wisdi 1.1 ui a grownup person and is priming matter 'hat
can be read with satisfaction, if not
with profit, hns bei 11 looking vlolcuth
in Mr. Helgesen's direction and contemplating with dismay that gentleman's recent utterances on the political situation. In the course of n lender it says: "If Messrs. Martin, Big-
gins,and Helgcsen gn ovi-r to the other
side then- ia ii" chance for the Ministers escaping defeat. These gentle
men hnve not as yet taken the public
into their confidence so far as to sny
what they will do when they hnve
encompassed the defeat of the Government. It can hardly bo supposed that
they would help in restoring the old
regime, and in any case tbe friends of
the old regime confess that its restoration is impossible. What is to come
ont of this little political revolution of
ours? The Province must frankly confess that it does not know, further
than that n new election is probable,
but what a new election will do it
would be rash to foretell."
And it is not improbable that a new
election is the first thing that will
happen. It is impossible that matters
can go on mnch lunger as they are.
Some decisive oDurso must be taken.
The Government have lost their majority. That is conceded by the Government organs themselves. Tho Province says nothing of Mr. Maopherson,
but there is little doubt he has withdrawn his support as unreservedly ns
the three named. Four from twenty-
two would leave eighteen,aud added to
sixteen would malic twenty. If His
Honor is incapable of making this
intricate calculation some one should
inform him that his advisers are in
a minority of three, counting the
Speaker out. And if he enn gel to
realise this, he may possibly realise
further that a precedent of his own !
requires that he shall uot on the information nnd do something. He
must require Mr. Semlin either to resign or face the Legislature at ns early
a day as it can conveniently be assembled. To be consistent with himself
he must take one of these two courses.
Either would mean au early dissolution.
And where would the Opposition be?
If ever men required to get together
to discover v here they are ut, the leaders of the party who desire the overthrow of the Government are unquestionably in that predicament. They
are without a head and without a policy, and iii the absence of these an
eleotion content is sorry work. Our
Vancouver contemporary is frank
enough to confess that it does not
know what a new election would bring
forth. With a disorganised Opposition iu the field,agninst an enemy that
is going to pieces through its own
we-ikuess, similar uncertainty will be
experienced by all who take the trouble to reflect on the situntion.
Ou these {, -oasions 1 tie r places are -at-
isiied with 'oui day's recreation : until-
iii|.' less than two could exhaust tin f-1-
rnr of our enthusiasm We raised a'
-aim of money thai was .-imply amazing, considering the purpose o! ir. Al
together it was as unmistakcnble a
manifestation r.f our devotion to sport
as the most skepiteal could desire. In
tho heal of it, recognizing the disad
vuntag.- of not having suitable recreation groundB, there was an almost
unanimous expression of a determination to supply tbe need���not ai mir
earliest convenience, or next year, or
us soot) as the money could be raised,
but at onoe. Nothing towards it has
been dune, however. Our love of sport
remains as strung ns ever ,but onr enthusiasm hns worn itself down, by
reason of its Intensity, no doubt, nnd
for the moment we have forgotten thn
new recreation grounds. The visit of
the lanrosse players to the Coast, by
showing thut we need not hope to rivnl others unless furnished with the
opportunities to properly equip ourselves for the trial, may revive the
memory of them.
WANTED, A   PLAYGROUND.
In a long account of the lacrosse
match, full of complimentary remarks
on the Nelson players, The New
Westminster Columbian says: "The
lacrosse licld of Nelson iB more like a
stony school-yard or street. Under
these circumstances it was meritorious
to organise such n good lacrosse team,
and the pluck of the Nelson boys in
engaging the Coast teams suggests
that their town is true to its immortal
name." The interest with which the
fortunes of the Nelson players was followed by a large proportion of our best
citizens is evidence of the great favor
in whicli honest, healthy sport is held
in this City. The favor is not confined to lacrosse, bnt extends to all
manly games. It would_.be a pleasure
to citizens generally to see onr young
mon become so proficient in them that
they could oppose themselves to players
of other places with ut lenst equal
chances of currying off the honors.
The laorosse players h.ivc very nearly
done this, and under most disadvantageous circumstances The Columbian's estimate of our plnygronud is
not far astray. It is more like a stony
gOhOOl-Tflrd or piece of a street than
such places usually nre, and too much
like to make games as attractive as they
would be if the accommodation were ns
suitable as we could all desire. It is
especially usuited for Increase; yet in
Bpite of the lmperfeot practices to lii-
obtained on it, aud of the isolation
which deprived our players of the benefit of competing with other olntm as
nn habitual feature of their training,
they visit the Coast and acquit themselves with such credit as to elicit
praises on all hunds. What they might
have done if they had been able to
prepare themselves with practice under more favorable circumstances we
oau easily surmise from what they did
do
Two months ago the town went wild
over the celebration of Dominion Day.
B. C.  OFFICIAL   GAZETTE.
Magistrate  Crease   Appointed    Police
Commissioner For Nelson.
Victoria , Aug. 24.���Tin Official Gazette this week has notice of tho following Provincial   appointments:
Edward Albert Crease, of Nelson,
Police Magistrate, to bo a member of
the Board of Police Commissioners for
that city ; John Kirkup. of Rossland,S.
M , to be police, magistrate Ior that
city, with power tn not only in the absence of. the salaried police magistrate! Wm. Graham McMynh, of Midway, milling recorder, to be registrar
of tbe county court, of Yale holden at
Greenwood; Frederick Sous, of Clinton, Government agent, lo be stipendiary magistrate in and lor the county
of'Cariboo; Angus Molnnes of New
Denver, mining recorder, to be a collector under the Revenue and Revenue
Tax Acta; Donald C.Kurtz.cf the City
of Kaslo tn be a deputy mining recorder for the Ainsworth mining division aud to collect vo'es for the Slocan riding of West Kootenay Electoral
district, vice W, H. Saunders, resigned : Isaac Dinsmore of the City of
ijrand Forks, to be a notary public
in and for the mainland of B, C.
Hezekiah G. Hall of the Citv of Victoria, S.M., lo hold small debts courts
for the said city and within a radius
of 4(1 miles therefrom during the absence of P S. Lampman, 8. M. ;
Thomas Alfred Mills of the city of Nelson to be deputy to tbe registrar for
Nelson registry of the Supreme Court,
d ring tho absence of E. T. H. Simp-
kins, registrar. The resignation of S.
O.J.Wilkes, as registrar of Trail under
the Marriages Aet has been accepted.
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PBRFUriED PUMICE,
WILD LOCUST,
HELIOTROPE, English,
ASSORTED, English
3  FOR 25  CENTS.
Do You Know Enough To f
French Soaps.
Regular 3 for 50, Now 6 for 75.
MECHANIC'S  TAR
6 FOR 50C.
CANADA DRUCr- &
BOOK CO.
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PLEASE NOTE
From now until the end of the season we aie selling
HHULMEfiT
AT   REDUCED   PRICES.
At MRS, E.   MCLAUGHLIN'S,
Josephine Street.
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Their busines is successful and their meals
agree with them. But Farmers, Editors, Etc.,
will sometimes taken hand at running' a store; the
store Don t Run, they abuse the public and their
competitors. Most Nelsonite- are right up-to-
date, and if they buy their
Clothing, Boots, Shoes,
BIankets,Etc, From us
There must be a reason. The reason today is a Line of Box Calf Shoes, Bals and Congress, Farm and Editorial,   Price $4.00,
ur Price $2.25
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REAL ESTATE AGENT.
Choice residential lots  and  good
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.
allace-MMer Co.
LIMITED.
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LETHBRIDGE     COAL
$6.75   PER   TON,    DELIVERED-
All orders must be accompanied by cash and should  be   forwarded
either personally or by mail to the office of
FRANK  FLETCHER,  P. L. S.,
W. P   TIERNEY, LAND & COAL AGENT,
General Agent Cor Kootenav & Baker Sts
Ladies
Skirts::
A very larj^e assortment
of Ladies' Plain and Fancy
Top and Underskirts have
lately come to our store.
These goods are from the
best German and Canadian
Manufacturers and are
marvels of the art of dressmaking. That the prices
are right, can be easily
learned by watching the
numbers carried away by
the shrewdest of Nelson's
shoppers.
Prices: $5 to $12.50
' ..Atis PL#7rvf~ "/vfLtur -iirnr
(rrt/
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
E.   C.   TRAVES,   Manager.
WHOLESALE   AND RETAIL
Fresh   and   Salt   Meats.
MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.!
Terms Oasb.
Mail Orders receive   prompt
and careful attention.
Markets   at   Nelson   and   Ymir.
MISCELLANEOUS
Advortlsomont* insortod under tikis head at
Hid ml ��� uf oneoent n wonl per Insertion,   .Nu
ii'hrrti-'i-nn;ni iiiki-n I'rirlcs* limn Jficents.
w ill pay cash fur ii good Mtabltnhed grocery
bmlneq In Kootonay or Boundary cilslrloL,
Town uf Nolnon preferred, stood to Inventory
iilniiii liSOu. Applj by letter lo "ti sml W.1'
Ituuiii Nu. ���_', Millor Blook, Vancouver, n. c.
I VV. P. DICKSON E. H. H. APPUEWHAITE J. McPHEE
KoBlnoy Electric Sural? ml Construction Oo,
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES
Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and lighting for mines,  towns,   etc     Electric  Fixtures, LampsBells. Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Josephine St NELSON, B. C.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Montreal
Dominion Line "Scotsman" Aug. 2(1
Dominion line "Vancouver'
Beaver Line "Lake Superior'
Beaver Line "Luke Ontario"
.Mian Line "Parisian''	
Allan Line "Bavarian"	
Sept. 1
 Aug. :��i
 Sepi. 1.1
 Aug 31
 Scpl 7
Kriun New York
 Aug. m
 Sept. 6
 Au��, 2li
 Still  1
U hit*- -tar Tin- "liriiiiimic'
W li'ie >tir Line "Teutonic'
Cunard Lino' I uc tnlu" ...
' uiiin-il LluC'Etrurla"...
Anchor Lire "Ethiopia".
AnchnrLine'-City of Koine,' SepUl)
A Unn S He Line 'Nuuiidiiin"... ..Sei.l   '1
All ni Suite Line "St -to uf Nebraska"... .Sep't.H
From Boston
.. .... Aug 30
 Sept, li
Passages arranged to and from all European
potato.   For niton, tickets and full Information
Dominion Line "New England".
Dominion Line "Canada"	
.;. i * nnn"? ,M"ww ion imcrmruiuii
applytoO.P. K, uopotagent or 0 K. Beanie]
1 l(" D�����    '-nut, Nelson,I
City 1'u.sseligoi AkI'..,.., 	
Vr. P, F. UUMMINGS,
I     Goneral AKent. C P. R, Offices  Winnipeg
LOST���Somewhere  hetween   tho corner of
\ letorin  and  Staiiloy streote an
house, ngold. heart-Bnaped brooo
pearls.  Thefindoron roturning Bame io tho
Miner ofllee will be suitably rewarded
SSSI^on Ton Restaurant'notice to contractors.
NEW nANAGEHENT.
FOR SALE���At abargfaln, bouBeand furni- Mpn^onfc1 T nnpli' . -> +,* ~
ture, Enquire J. RMurr.noar Nelson Foan-1AercnantS JL.Uricn, 12 to 2.
ity, i mile point*
25
BUY IT.
The Miner is on sale at the following news stores at five cents per
copy:
UHhcrL HUnley
Thomson Btatfonery ('o
Canada Drag &Book Co.
Hotel IIuiir' Nuwh Stand
Hotel Phair Nows Stand
Humphrey 8c Pittook
P Oampbeu
0. F. Nelson
J, V Delaney
U. A. Bradshaw
Slooan iN'i'Wf- Co.
ThoniHon HroH,
Hotel Spokano
M. \V. sinipHon
Ijunont ft YoUOK
John DiTdon
Jatnei Hamllcon
SfLiniii'l Prioe
II. A. King & Co.
Nolnon
Nelson
Nolnon
Nolnon
Nolnon
Nolnon
Vniir
New Denver
Rotpberry
Slocnn City
Suiidon
Vanoonver
Spokano
HoHHland
Kanlo
ljvl'ilo
Crrstoii
Robvon
Greenwood
cents.
Dinner,   5  to 8.
Meals at All Hours.
meal tickets, s5.50 for $5.
open day and night.
'Fw/rz HOA/OLP,    '     Proprietor,
Boots and Shoes
The Stuck of A. Maslonkn will
be offered for sale at greatly
reduced prices
MOST  FAVORABLE BARG.AINS
in town in Boots and Shoes.
REPAIRING A SPEOIALTY.
GiiORSE   D.   MILLER,
Maslonka'a Old Stand,
All Contractors Hkhi-ii��� k on   bulldiiiKH thn
! will    quire
PLATE GLASS
Can now get flguroii from
J R. II. WILLIAMS, NRLSON, Agent tor
J.   W.  MELLOR,
VICTORIA, B.C.
I
Who carrtoB tho largott ntock ot Plate Oiastr
In the Province.
REISTERERL& CO.,
Crewersi of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop  in   and  see   us.
0. D. J. CHRISTIE
GENERAL BROKEP.
Fire,   Life,  Accident  and   Sickness
Insurance.
Real Estate and Loans.
ToLet.���Several Houses of
Different Sizes.
For Sale.���RealEstate in all parts
of the City.
Every Man
hkea to dreas in Fnsbionnble ��nd
Nice fitting Garment* if he can
ilo no nt u reasonable (irioe. My
I'all and Winter Samples are uow
complete in Suiting, OvercoatiiiKB
andlancy Vestings, Give me a
call and 1 will quote you prices
Hint will astouiBb you.
Stevens S,e,
NELSON.
B.C.
Rooms i and n
Clements Hillyer Block
Tailor
HUDSON'S BAY
COMPANY.
INCORPORATED 16TO
What is the difference between Tetley's Teas and
other brands ?
Just the same as between
the Athabasca mine a.id any
one oi the hundreds of wildcats that have been exploited
in the past years. Experience
bns proved the value oi the
one;    the   others   Might  be
good,   but     Js   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
Hudson's Bay Stores.
West Baker St., Nelsou.
Telephone 13.
GEO. G-URD,
With F. L. Okler,
MARA  BLOCK,   BAKER  ST.
Real Estate, Mines,
Stocks, Etc.
Vacant and Improved Property
for   sale.
Call if you   want   to   buy or sell.
Splendid   PAYING Investments   in
House Property���$700 to $4500
FOR SALE.
One   Story  Frame  Cottage,
stone foundation, gocJ
cellar.    Also stable
attached.
Two   Lots,   corner Josephine
and Latimer Streets.
Price, $-2,500.
Terms, $1,500 cash;   balance
on mortgage.
Apply :
GAMBLE  &  O'REILLY.
GENERAL AGENTS      BAKER ST
Nelson   Greenhouse.
D. HcCreath,  Prop
FrucKt  Assortment  ot   Flowers   Ever
Shown in W.st. Kootenay.
Orders flllerJ on sbcrt uofcioo,   [nspec-
tion invited.
Greenhouse on Frotit Street, one block
wist of Government wharf,
Our Goods on Exhibition  nnd For Side
at  Vansto e's   Diiir   Store.
Leave orders there.
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company.
Operating
ivi'S^f-R* STiOOAN RAILWAY
INTKHNATIONAL NAV. & TKA1). CO.
Schedule of Timo        |>,lcinc standard 1'imo.
directive June 1!), 1899.
KASLO & SLOCAN RY.
i���!,'.lr80'!!!'"r,tl'"1" for Sandon nnd wRystarJons
���i�� a     1 ��  "il 8 ?��� m- d:llly-    noturniiiK,
,,%??^""donnt UiMr arifvlng at Kaslo
at %i.oo p.m.
INTKHNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD. CO,
Operating; on Kootonay Lake and River.
Sr. Intornntlonal' leaven Kaslo for Nelson
uLlLJv'l dalli' c>:c0Pt Sunday. Returning,
01 i, r.Ne'H0'.' at 4,3�� ��'"������ callirifr at Balfou",
nint�� , ^iAiV8w?.r.t\.and a" waypotnts. Con-
SSS?T '' ?iv\ A be,tA" t0 a'dfrom Bon-
hS.m   -  v- Ida,l��v���Hlso with s- *"��� * N. to and
u.j pl,!'10 a' ���-e Mllo Point.
prU.��� ��*A-Ib��rta' Loaves Nelson for Bonner's
rorry, , ucsdays Thursdays and Saturdays
rL! d nY ";e,e'inK Steamer "International'
iw, K.aH'? at Pilot Hay. Returning, leaves
P�����"nor" Ferry at 8 a. m. Wednoiflays, Krl-
hB?.{SS Su.nday"r eonnocllng with Str. "In-
torrmtlonal" for- kaslo, IArdo and AreenU.
SJft8��n connections made at Bonner's Forr)
22? .^S0"1, Nor"he'-n Railway for all points,
east and west.
at, ,.VA,RD0P<JNLAN DIVISION.
an/i iJ"l'Pr"all0.nal"ll!nV0B Kaslo tor Lardo
and Ao?ont*a JUop.m. Wednesdays and Fri
��� "Si J    :  Albor''a   'eaves KbhIo for Lardo
and Argonta al, 8 00 p.m. Sundays.
rtiniSV"ora ""J1 at Pri"cipal landings in both
tSio,n8'a,nd a'other points when signalled.
United States P��      '" Canada and the
dl^��ia���ertaln rates and full information, ad-
ROBKHT IRVING,
Manager, Kaslo, B. C
E. J.SCOVIL
MININC IIItOKI I!,      AOTAKY rilll.ll1.
Windermere Mines.   Correspondence Sol'oited
WINDERMERE. B. 0. NELSON DAILY MINER,  FRIDAY. AUGUST 25,  1899.
TO PUT ON STYLE
HOUriE-
OF NELSON  tOON  TO  BE
NUMBERED.
Ad
Reei in Having �� F-rIj��w Tr-pari
i'jr Oousi 'eratioa at Next Ad ostitis? of Council.
It will not bo very Ion? before you
will tliscontiims describing the location of yntir residence hy means of ns-
i���jr the lininiK of nil your neighbors,
Yoti will "sl1 r,1H ":me "'"tropolilan
tii-iii of "120 Viotoria street," "8U7
Carbonate" anl soon, and the enterprising basin 'SB men who advertise in
Tin Minor will Include the number of
their stores in their advertisements,
..\l,i. Beer bus had n hy-lnw prepared
tn bring about this reform anil he will
h im il up nt tlio meeting of the City
c uiii-il nn Monday night next. It is
not merely for the convenience of the
ritijtonB that Aid. Beer is pressing to
hnve lb" streetsl numbaredlbut also to
faoilitste the work of scavenging.
With houses oonstantlyJJ going up Jmid
new people eoniing lo] the City every
weok Hi" City scavengers find great
iiiflletilty in answering the cells. A
citizen will leave an order nt the City
office, describing bis hmisn ns on, say,
Ciirbonilte street, between Ward and
11 ill. The (sonvenger does not know
tho iium by nnrae ami abont half a day
is wnsted in visiting nearly nil the
bouses on the block named. With this
iliflicnliy to ennounter not a few orders
are never carried out. Storekeepers
who have pnroels to deliver will also
liiel the iiumhering of gre.it convenience to them. The Citv has grown
beyond Iho stint" when everyone knows
Whore every one else lives and merchants tinrl great diftionlty in finding
the particular house to which nn order
of goods is to go. But it is unnecessary to ]inint out the good features ot
tho numbering scheme as everyone will
readily see that it is time tor the reform. The cost will be a mere ting-
atelle compared with tho benefit it will
OOllfer, Sign boards will alc.o be placed
ut the corners, The lots will be niitn-
hered so changes in buildings will
never cause any trouble in gelling a
number for every house When a building is erected on a'hit that is now vacant ii will bear ihe number of the lot.
Alii. Beer will also bring before tho
meeting on Monday his Sunday closing
by-law. It will inclr.de ftuit dealers
barbers, nud tobacconists All these
branohe of trad" are anxion to close on
Sundry bill they have never managed
tongree lo ii among themselves. They
:iro imt adverSfl to the by-law and
inn-" |r.i niy there will be no opposition to it. Bolh the by laws will
prob'iblv li. given their first and second readings next Monday and finally
pnssod nt tlie next meeting of Council.
Aid. liter In,s been working on them
for some weeks nnd now has them
ready fur presentation.
lieve anything tbey read in its precious
colifmns. V ester lay tbo I). D, an-
noiieetl lhat J. V. Cross h.irl finally
"decided nol to purchase the City di.
bentures. " Possfoly ilin erraeti 1 stall'
of that 'family jonrjol" are \bettor
Informed of City mailers llian the
Mayor and Aldermen or the City Solicitor. As a matter of fact the whole
slorv is an invention of the disordered
tii-ain of th liter  or   inporter ot tbe
Tribune. Tho money for the debentures has been placed in the iimk at
Welland pending the approval bv Mr.
dross's solioitors of the debenture bylaws.
Yesterday Mayor Neelands telegraphed to Mr. Gross to know if his solici
tor hnd come to any decision. In reply
Mr. Or ss wired hack thnt his solici-
tors hnd not yet received all the papers they had nsked for, but that so far
everything was satisfactory, Tbe paper
s referred have already been Kent to
Mr. Gross's solicitors at Toronto and
ought to he there hy now.
John, if innocent, should buzz that
ruler at the addled pate of the member
of his staff who concocted the canard
in question.
ROSSLAND KECOHD CHANGE.
\V. K. Ksling of the  Trail Creek News
Becomes the Prorietor.
In its Wednesday issue the Hossland
Record says: "The Hossland Evening
Hecorri, name, business and good will,
bas been sold to W, K. Ealing, of the
Trail Creek News, who is to take possession on the first of September next.
We trust that our brother newspaper
men will not be too harsh in their
criticisms of our newspaper career, for
we have done the best we could, and
expect to "break out'' again in the
Province within the next sixty days.
To onr enemies and friends alike in
Ho.-i-land we extend good will. All
earnings of the Record to September
I, 1x111). belong to the old management,
and all obligations created by us will
be paid by us. Mr. Esliiig is a newspaper man of wide experience, and
will no doubt improve the Record in
ninny ways. We hope so, and we
hope he will merit and receive an increased patronage. Wo leave the newspaper business in Rossland believing
that we have done our part toward tbe
upbuilding of the camp and the city."
Mr. Esling will continue to publish
the Trail Creek News. Under his
management The Record should prove
a very blight and prosperous paper.
This at all events will be the wish cf
his brother newspaper men.
A BIG SUPPI/i .
.lust opening 5(10 diess patterns,
tin O'lteilly Ss Co.
Mar-
-HOES   AND   SUICIDE.
Specialties of  a   Man   Just   Relensed
From the Provincial Goal.
The police look upon J, D. Kelly
as a man who does a great deal to make
���lie3 earn tliair salaries. HeJ has soon
the inside nf most goals aud penitentar-
ies in this part of the globe and has
kept the police dancing attendance on
liini dm- ng the short intervals of his
freedom. Tho day before yesterday
Im wns released from tho Provincial
Roal hero win re he had served a term
���or vagranoy. The charge against him
wns vagraiiby hut he was 'sent down
more on general principles. Yesterday
Biwrtly after noon, he walked into
neelnnd s Shoe Emporium and priced
some Bhoes. He showed no disDosition
to imrohnse, and Mr. Neelands walked
���o the hack of ihe store. He returned
' moment uud Kelly had departed,
lands also notified that a pair
ex-Chief Mo-
was on hand by noci-
promptly
surprised
was "run
In Lient. Dan Godfrey's Guards
Hand there are three members in the
famous organization who have played
under the baton of England's greatest
leader for respectively 811 years, 2H
! years, aud 2? years, namely: Sergeant
Benton, (oboe player) of the Grenadier Guards; Sergeant Manner (horn
player), of the Grenadier Guard, nnd
Sergeant Knight (cornet soloist), of
the Grenadier Guards. These three
gentlemen were also present with
Dan Godfrey when he brought his
forces out to the Boston Peace Jubilee
iu the year 1872. Wheu it was kuown
that the celebrated Bandmaster was
about to make a tour of America, no
losri than six"hundred applications to
go on the tour were received hy Mr.
Godfrey at his home in Lupus Street,
Fimlico, London. If ever a vacancy
occurs iu tbe British Guards Band,
tbe severest, competition takes place in
tilling the vacancy, aud it is a well
known fact that a member once admitted to Lieut. Godfrey's Band remains with bim for life. It is looked
upon ns the highest musical rank
amongst military bandsmen to be one
of ban Godfrey's men, the pay is
three times more thau that of any
other band in England, and the duties
bring the members of the" band before
the crowned heads aud Royalties of
Europe and the world at large.
really a creditable number, and the
distribution of which Bhould result
in culling attention to the great mineral n sources of that section, lt is
well edited and finely lllostrated-
Miuing and Engineering Review, San
l'rancisoo.
There promises to be a good attend-
amoe of citizens ot the banquet to be
tendered the Canadian Press Association at (he Opera House tomorrow
evening. Thn tickets have been placed
at two dollars each and it is expeoted
thnt ladies will attend as the ladies
with the excursionists will accompany
the gentlemen. The guests will take
their seats at K:4ti.
Tho Cyclists of tbe Citv are about
to nrganizo for the purpose of taking
charge of the cycle path, which is
suffering somewhat by lacH of attention. A meeting will be held next
week, when tho Nelson Bicycle Olub
will be organized. The dub will
affiliate with the Canadian Wheel-
men's Association. Lady riders will
be asked to join tho dun.
Mr. W. Barclay MoMnrrioh, barrister, and one of Toronto's most prominent citizens registered at the Phair
Inst evening. With him wore Mrs.
MoMnrrioh and Mr. and Mrs. G. H.
Roberts also of Toronto. Mr. Roberts
is a well known insurance man of the
Queen City. The party has been on a
tour to the Const, and will spend todny
iu Nelson and proceed home over the
Crow's Nest line tonight.
The Mayor has shown commendable
promptitude in potting the approaobei
to tho Post Office in proper condition.
It is probable that the Post Office will
be in the Opera House block for a year
at least and everything should he done
to see that it is up to date. Hitherto
the sidewalks and crossings at that
corner have been very much out of kilter but the Mayor 18 changing all that
now. Mr. Gilker might complete the
job by hangiug out a sign.
Vnncouver World: The Nelson lacrosse boys were the gnests of the
steamer Rothesay on her sail yesterday
afternoon when she ran up to Fairy
Falls on tho North Arm. A good sized
crowd was aboaid and a very pleasant
sail it was. In leaving today for the
Upper Country after their week of outing and of play they carry with them
the golden opinions of all uur sportsmen and the good wishes of all tbe
rest, and may rely upon a hearty welcome and lots of "glad hand" when
tbey can come down to the Coast
again.
EASILY LEAD and
niSLEAD
THOMSON'S
Very   latest  patterns in dress good:
received yesterday,    (.'all   and   choose
early   while  stock is complete
tin O'Reilly & Co.
Mar-
AT THE HOTELS.
Phair.��� V. D. Hour, Spokane; Chas.
D. Griffins, Canada Powder Works;
Col. S. W. Ray fort Arthur; E. Ry-
kurt, Montreal; Mrs. Ernest Stuart,
Montreal; Col. E. G. Prior, A. W.
Jones, Viotoria; Mrs B. Thomson
Butte, Mont. ; P. Mnranil, Dayton.
Ont. ; Rev. H. Irwin, Rossland; G
Barnhart, Ymir;L. B. Kejser, Three
Forks; Thos. Inglis. Scotland; 0,
Green and wife, Michigan; Mr. and
Mrs W. B. MoMnrrioh, Toronto, ; Mr.
and Mrs. G. II Roberts, Toronto; A.
Williiams. Vanonver.
Humn��� G. - W. Mattick, Sandon ;
J. Kimball, Trail; A. Lewis, New
York;T. Rader; Moyie ; P. Sdiadley.
Vancouver; H. Parks,  Rossland.
The people that run alter every fly-by-nighl
bargain sale,where something-is offered for nothing, air- lhe kind nf" people that are never satisfied; ami no wonder, ior they nevet get anything
worth wearing.
The well satisfiedlpcople  are   those
their FOOTWEAR  of reliable dealt)
ing  from   past experiences   that  they
who iniv
s; know-
get their
moneys worth.
What we have done for others we
Can do for you.
LILLIE BR0S/s^o^2^GAb-^^B,0ck'
III It KIT FltOM FACTORY.
NELSON   HARDWARE   CO
ssssss^ss^^ssssssesesesssssfcfcs^sss^s^sssesssgs^jj^eg
fl Car of Site
better known as
<^ Potatoes I
Just unloaded and they are fine.
Send in your order quick.
M.  DES BRISAY  & CO.      I
in
Mr. N
boots had departed and
Kinnoii, NVilr,
'teat, was told of it Ho
wrested tC-llv who seemod
tnal Im had tho hoots He
in and a charge of theft laid against
n>">. (lnpf Jarvis was in the lock-
"Pasliorl time after Kelly was incar-
'riren and had his attention attracted
ro tlie cells by a man who is serving
���mw days for drunkenness, win.
'������me-. to him and pointed to the
,   "1i01JB.K1lly W,!M-   1'1�� latter  had
,;' ,Hl"< in looieniuK one of the liars
" ' �� '���"" . window and would have
, V1.''!' In a few minutes In.d he
i,n,.i       t0    hiln��elf-     Tho    chief
Km'  y    ���stop')ed  thn '' proceedings.
,1,    ,!"'' I'l-isoinr   solemnly   informed
off i' " ,mt he wns "bo"t t" shuffle
fak .J","1''"1 �������!��� He proceeded to
neok i,"""k "n<1 coil it around his
., ��� ne then commenced to trnride
��" ��ny up-to-date suicide would hut
"i nm not       ��� ���
eyes did
Ret   hlaok in the face,   his
not p-otrude nor   his   breath
��R   become    heavy,
hardly tight
Wa,-m and h
't Kill of
The  sock    was
enough to keep  his   neck
l gave a very poor   irnita-
exisrnnno    m-.tryln? to terminate   his
s ok and tThB Cbie1, remOTed the
' ��**   also    everything else that
itan��ni��M  "Sf1   fnr thn   Purpose  of
'gnli tion.    Mr. Kelly was pinioned
was daSS i? ���� ��" ceI1 aud when tllis
iflffiht,i1? f<?red ,n�� chief that he
w���.' ,' ��'11   himself.    He kept his
ttatePro �����3i. "PP6" before Magis-
���'"" t lease tins morning.
See
Itneiii
MartinjO'Reilly & Co., for table
1 '"Wi'liiiRH, etc.
l'H08B CITY DEBENTURES.
" "loorreot  Statement Oalonlated to
"arm the  City's Credit.
JJJ W1H��BI  bnt   incorrect organ,
ai ,u    v D������nitor, otherwise'known
atniu!  JS��"  T"b,,no- mi��hi d0   a
r ,f ttU,��nnt of h'��'��' wore   its
Wler8 """ioiently unintelligent to be-
LOCAL  AND PERSONAL
During the last two days 45 new
guests have registered at the Phair.   Jj
Mr. A. Williams, the well known
Vancouver politician registered at the
Phair last night.
Coi. E. G. Prior, M. P., and Mr. A.
W. Jones of Victoria, are among the
arrivals at the Phair.
Mr. A. E Hidgin's little son, who
has had a serious relapse, was last
night reported to be much better.
dateline Carrie, the infant daughter
of Mr. aud Mrs. A. Carrie, died Wednesday night in Vancouver of fever.
Oharles D. J. Christie left town last
night  for   Kootenay   Landing to meet
Mrs. Christie, who  has  been visiting
some friends in Manitoba and the Ter
ritories.
Mr. John Hirsh, P. L S., returned
to Nelson last night from a long business trip in the Slocan. His now offlcc
on Victoria street will shortly bo ready
for occupation.
The Sons of England moot in their
lodge room at 7 :!)0 tomorrrow night
to receive Fred dook, the Grand Vice
President of the order, who arrives
with the Press excursionists.
Rev. Mr. Irwin, "Father Pat", returned to Nelson laBt evening. He had
intended to visit Fort Steele, bnt the
mud slides ou the Crow's Nest Pass
line detained him too long at Kootenay Landing nnd he is now en route
home to Rossland.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Beer who have
beeu visiting their old home iu Char
lottetown, P. E. I., for the summer
have left for home and will be here in
a few days. Their handsome new residence on Silica street will be ready for
occupancy on their  return.
Th��j {reception committee for the
Press Association .vonld bo pleased if
those who desire to attend the banquet
would signify their intention of so doing to the Mayor or Mr. W. A. Jowett
at once so as to enable the committee
to have some idea of the number of
guests thov wili have to provide for.
A correspondent writes The Miner,
thanking it for drawing attention to
the manner in which the contractors
for different blocks on Baker street
use over hnlf the thoroughfare, for storage space. The Miner is here to draw
attcntiou to such matters, and any
others that may need public criticism.
Tbe Nelson Miner has just issued
a special Kootenay edition,   whioh  is
Meteorological   Ucnort,
(Observations taken oy H
. Harris.!
UATl!
DAY         IIIGH-
LOW-
1IAIN
BAR-
K8T
K8T
FAI.L
OUTER
Auk 17
TUursdaj   7i.O
18 5
0.C0
?7C8
Aug 18
Fridav       "1.5
48.5
0.M
27.08
Aug li)
Saturday 72.0
49.5
0.00
27.74
Auk 20
Sunday     (11.0
52.0
0.0!
27.02
Auk 21
Monday    50.0
4-i.O
0.14
27.80
Aug 21
Tuesday   54.0
47.0
0.38
27 00
Aug 23
VVed'day    07.0
52.0
0.01
27.98
Eye Comfort
*s^k      is
*v3     obtainable
through
the aid of
perfect
fitting
glasses.
Our spectacles and lenses
are guaranteed
perfect in fit and focus.
H. BYERS & CO
������������������������������������
Garden   Tools.   Lawn   Mowers,   Garden
Hose, Lawn Sprinklers, Ice Cream
Freezers, Bird Cages,Screen
Doors and  Windows.
COMPLbTE   LINES OF SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE.
������������������������������������
NELSON
KASLO
SANDON.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
&^z*~a ������������������ "^iv^s
Branch Markets in Roysland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City
Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Patenaude Bros.,
OPTICIANS,
Nelson, B. C.
TheNelsonElectric Tramway Co. Ld.
LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERHS.
Are showing a good line ot
Baskets.
LUNCH BASKETS,
CLOTHES BASKETS,
PICNIC BASKETS,
I3AHY BASKETS,
FANCY BASKETS
And Basketware of all
Kinds.
Thomson Stationery Co,
Ltd., NELSON, B. C.
C.W.W KST & CO.
General Teamsters.
Agents Imperial Oil Co
Dealers in Wood and Lime.
OFFICE COH. HAKEH i IIAI-I.
TEI.Kl'HONK IIB.
STS
BOARD AND ROOM
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.
J. V.. OLAUGHLIN.
Nelson Cleanin^and Dyeing
Establishment-
S. D. PIEKKK Flop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleaned
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION   OUARANTEEO
Bear of Clarke Holrl. M:i>o
LUMBER.
Delivered to an
Kootenay
my point
Lake.
on
I have a complete stock
on hand of
ROUGH AND
DRESSED LUML.E \
SHINGLES.
MOULDINGS, SASH DOCR ',,
INSIDE FINISH.
COAST FLOORING
and
FINISHED LUMBER.
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards, NELSON and LARDO.
HEAD
J.
OFFIOE
ILSTIEILSOILSr.
A.   SAYWARD.
Canadian
AND SOO LINE.
A Diamond for a Dollar.
A Limited giierial Offer WlileU   Hill iJinl
lor Ten Days Only.
GENUINE POMONA DIAMONDS have a
wm iii v. n!i' reputation, II iri n lirnr r impor-'Hible
to rli-Ji inr. 11 r li t liaiii from genuine diamondn
cotilinif hundreds of dollars oaoh. They are
worn by the beat people. We will forward a
liKMiNK Pomona DIAMOND mounted in a
heavy rlnjf, pin or ntud to any addrcHH upon receipt of the prico, SI.00caeh. Earring, ucrewn
or drops, M per pair. IUng nettlnKK are made
of oneoontinnouHpieco or thick Hhelled iruld.
and are warranted not to tarnish. Special
combination olfer for ten days only ! King
and stud sent to any address on receipt of $1,60,
Seni for catalogue In ordering ring give linger measurement by using a piece of string���
also full particulars. Add! ess plainly.
THE POMONA CO..
1181-1183 Ukoadwav,
S-t Nkw Yohk.
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.
THE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue I wanted.
- , . Axemen, I ilmrers. inue!;ers. Waitresses, mon
Drafts and   Letters of Credit wrj��iiro.d.m��nf..rwiigonro��4,
I    Girl want   luustrwork.
on Skaeuav. U.S., Atlin. B. contracts takkn  tor   diamond
wu ^ivu.gu<ij,  vj._.,   mnu,    lj. | CORK DRILLING.
House Cleaning Time
Wc can nssist you in the nntmnl
ovi rbaullna hy Painting, Papor-
llrr-.tiiiif, KalgomililnK nml Tn-
lenur Deoorating Katimate.
cheerfully given.
F. J. BRADLEY & CO.
Irrwt.liin. St. Opp. Clarke lintel
Nelson Employment Agency
C-, and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
J. H. LOVE, Afl't     Baker St
IMPERIAL LIMITED
New   Fast  Daily   Service.
EAST   and   WEST.
Optional Route* Kust from
KOOTENAY OOUNTRY.
First-Class Sleepers on all traina from
AHKOWUKAI) & KOOTENAYLDG.
TOURIST OARS piws Revelntoke
daily for St, Paul, Thursdays for Montreal and Boston, Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.
NELSON
To TORONTO, hi) hour* j MONTREAL, 89 hrs.; NEW YORK, 101 bra.;
WINNIPEG, 46 bra.) VANCOUVER
80 hrs.; VIOTORIA, I�� hrs.
2���DAILY TRAINS���2
To and from Robson, Rossland.
7.f.Ok Lv.       NELSON      Arr. 10.60k
lf>. 15k Lv.       NKLSON     Ait. A9.26k.
Morning train daily for north and
main lino via Robson, and except Sunday for Sandon, Slocan points and
main lino via Slocan City.
KOOTENAY LAKE-KAHLO ROUTE.
Ex. Sun. Str. Kokanee.     Ex. Sun
KI.IMlk Lv.       NELSON      Air. 11.00k
Tuetday, Thursday, Saturday, to Argenta and return, leaving Kaslo at20.00k.
KOOTENAY RIVER ROUTE.
Daily.   Sirs, Moyie and Nelsou.   Daily.
l&.HOk Lv.       NELSON       Arr. a.BOk.
Connects   Kootenay    landing  with
Crow's Nest Line trains,
4 hrs-NELSON to ROSSLAND���hw 4
for rates and full Infornmllon address noa
e��l local agent, or
C. K. Ill \SI.KV. City "arwniter Agent.
It. W. IIIIKW, Agont, Nelno
VV, F. ANDKH80N, K. J. COYLK.
Trav. Paea. Agent,        A. O. P. Ags&t,
Nelson VanooUTir
���
��� I.   I
NELSON DAILY MINER, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25. '*�����
:s
li'
18
whiob is only in ten feet has already
cr.med inreewiull a ams of "ir- which
were not to he found on the surface.
Everything    look -  n sy   and
'tbo very wet weather   wo arc
fails to dopreiH onr spirits.
���^<f,(t(��SCtt������*��A-A'i��i����LL^��iUL^"^^U��U^
6V( n i
bavin;-' '
Union Men Make Sorry Mine
Masters.
NO ORE IN SIGHT NOW-
Col. S. W. Ray, of Port Arthur, a
director of die Molly <;iirr-"" aud Dardanelles, urrivt-d from the Bast last
evening aud i�� at the Phair. Hi' ao-
oompnnlea Mr Bruce v>liiir- to the
Molly Gibson today and < n bis return
will visit Baker Oity, Idaho, where he
is interested in mini's. Ho will return
to Nelson and no up to the Dardanelles,
��� * ��
NELSON TRANSFERS.
WILLS'S
Famous English Tobaccos
Will the First Payment be Made ?���Effeot
of Eight Hour on Bilverton and
New Denver Minet.
A Hood deal has hei 11 heard of late
oonoerning the Noonday mine in the
Slocan. Those organs who favor lhe
Minors' Union,agitators, socialists and
other worthless demagogues have been
continually citing the Noonday as be-
iiii,' one of the most prosperous mines
ill Kootenay at the present time. The
number of men employed, the richness
of the ore,the large amount of development done and so on "ad nauseam"
have been   paraded in   print as typical
of the extraordinary impetus given to
Kootenay mines by the beneficial eight
hours bill.
But those who bave the power to
look behind the scenes tell a different
tale. The Miner not loug ago published a short account contributed hy a
disinterested mining man,of what was
doing at the Noonday. Last night a
gentleman who recently returned from
Silverton, who is intimately acquainted with some of the owners of the
Noonday was interviewed by The
Miner's representative and he not only
corroboratod the former account but
added some interesting particulars concerning the mine.
The Noonday is owned by Messrs.
MoNicol, Duffy. Radcliffe and the
representatnes of tbe Spencer estate.
Last January the miue was leased
to Mr. Benedum (the secretary of the
Miners' Union at Silverton and author
ot the Union screed which appeared iu
the Silvertonian uot long ago) aud the
Stewart brothers. An option for purchase was also executed the first pay-
moot in respect of which becomes due
ou Septembor 4.
Early in May last a ricli body of ore
was tapped in the tunnel. The lessees
immediately set to work at this ore,
employing a number of hands at the
rate of |8.60 a day forjeight hour shifts,
and succeeded in shipping from 125,000
to $110,000 worth of ore. Of the ore
shipped the owners, by the terms of
Ihe lease, received IS per ceut. after
payment of freight and smelting
charges, if was also currently reported
amongst the men that Mr. Benedum
would act up to bis socialistic propaganda and share his profits with the
miners. As yet no authentic reports
are to hand that this philanthropic
scheme hns heen carried out
And here comes the trouble. The
miue, in the words of The Miner's informant, had heen "sucked dry."
There had been no development work-
done at all and the rich body of ore
had been completely exhausted. And
tbe profits! Well the profits may be
on deposit at some bank awaiting the
expected division with the miners.
But at any rate tbe day of the iirst
payment is drawing nigh and it wonld
seem that the lessees are not entirely
at ease about the same as they bave
been endeavoring during the past few-
Weeks to dispose of their interests.
Naturally, there being no ore in
sight, they find this a difficult matter
and so far they have uot met with
success That being so limy have commenced to do some development and
with that end in view have employed
four miners, two sorters, a blacksmith
and a cook who between tbem manage
to work double shifts, i. e. four men
at night and four by day. "And this"
said The Miner's informant, "is the
largest force employed in any mino in
the neighborhood of Silverton or New
Denver. At the Wakefield and Bo-
BX'n there are two men. at tbe Galena
Farm two (an engineer who attends to
the pump, and a watchman! and at the
Emily Edith, but one. The rest of the
mines are deserted save for a watchman. The owner of one of the largest
Btoies there, who carries between ten
and twelve thousand dollars worth of
goods, told me that his gross cash receipts ou Tuesday last amounted to
six-bits. Tbe saloon keepers in New
Denver aud Silvcrtou have given uo
waiting to serve customers and now
play at tnBsing the caber ontsiilc.
With allj due respect to the miners of
the Slocan I think that when the sa-
liwus arc dead it means that times are
fairly dull.''
���  ���  ��� ��   '
Fish Creek Camp, Lardeau Division.
Aug. !3.���(Special).���Two Important
new   discoveries    have       been   made
o'.oso to the mouth of Pool   Oreek; a 18
foot lead looated by Mr. Tweedie, con-
aining oopper, silver and last but by
no means least fli"i2 in free milling
gold, and lead which may prove to
he tbe same which crops not at the
Beatrice, containing a streak of carbonates, at least two feet wide
which you can scratch out with yonr
hands, und a mass of solid galena
oro of a thickness which Messrs. Butler and Roland will ascertain as
soon as they can got to work at it.
W. J. (lirard has also brought in
fine lot of quart/ samples, from the Silver Grown, on which he is doing assessment work, in which the specks of
free gold are plainly visible without
glass.
On Lexington moiutaiu work is going nn merrily and with the most
cheering results. On the Kitsap the
assess'!-ent work was done at the bottom of an old Bhaft and at a'total
depth of fifteen feet a body of ore five
feet wide was exposed fully half of
which may ho classed as shinning
Stuflf, About 160 feet further along
the same lead on the Lone! Star a tunnel iB being driven which bad just
touched the same showing when my
informant   passed.
Tho work on the Daffodil, which consists chiefly of itriOping, has proved
tbe continuity of the ore for a distance of over 350   feet   and a  crosscut
.Jubileo    Moun-
A. J. Oampb.'ll
i  S.   K. Coulter
I-::,
ihcll  lo T. Flyiin,
Creek���A.
;i 8.
Aug.  18.���
Johnie Fraction, on
taiu���S Brisbois and
to K. H Coulter. 1 -8,
Same���S. Brisbois t
and W. O, Forrester
Bame   A. J. Camp
i-:;
Lucky Ti in, on   Bear
Campbell to T. Flynu,
Golden Gate and Frontenao, on Hidden Creek���P. Fuller lo S. E. Coulter
and \V. G. Forrester,   '.,.
Original, on Mineral Mountain, Erie
-Katie MoKvoj    to ,1.  B.  Balmy.    ',.
*r>00.
Aug.  ID.���
Black Horse
on N. & F, H.
G. Stephenson,
Aug.  81,���
Jj Kingston,
Cold Quartz, Clarence,
line���Charles   Mnnro to
'.,, $100.
miles south
���ast of Nel-
MoAkuan,
CAPSTAN (Navy Cm)
THREE CASTLES
and
ind
TRAVELLER
WESTWARD 110
I Bargain Columns.
��i�� ��
.-
Some Unusually OooA Bargains Offered  By  Our   Enterprising Merchants.   Changes Daily.
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Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
A.uthoiized  -  -  -  -  $2,ooo,ooo
Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
sou���S. M.    Brydgosto   J.
1-8.
Arlington��� Certificate of Improvements issued to the Ailin ton Frac-
tioual.
Hastings���B. C. Exploration & Development Co., certificate of improvement.
Aug. 38.���
Humming Bird,'-"., miles from Erie-
John  Callahan   to    Henry   Bumelen.
tao.
* ��� *
NEW LOCATIONS.
Aug.  18.���
Look On*, on Ben Hansen Mountain
���T. Kirky.
Minto, same���Same.
Copper Glance,    same���Same.
Aug. 31.- ,    ���
Market, ou Wild Horse Creek���F.
Allaire.
Nightingale.on Hall Siding���A. McGregor.
Aug. 33.-
Baohelor,    on
Reicbart.
Dividend
well.
Monarch, same���Same.
Lone Fine No. 1,6 Mile Point���V?,
F. Hornshoe.
Australia, Cive Oui Creek���M. Mc-
Dnniel.
San Juan���Sheep Croek-S. J. Graham.
Taylor, on Wild Horse Creek���S.
Marshall and B. S. Taylor.
Copper Queen, on Deer Creek���5.
A. Hunter.
Aug.  24.-
Even Chance,on North Fork Salmon
Elver���E. Graham.
You Know, on Hall Creek���Same.
North Star Fraction, on Kokanee
Creek���J. B. Thompson
Blue Eyed Hoy. on Give Out Creek���
E. MoDaniel.
Noah���On 16 Milo Oreek���M, Collin.
Kokanee   Creek-H.
on 40 Oreek���W. J. Cald-
Gapital
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000,
Head Office: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Geneial Banking Business   ransacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the in-.t favorable Lernis.   Interest allowed on Bpccial
deposit! ind on Saving Bank accounts.
BRANCHES IN BRITI8H COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Van-
couver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
Just opening our
NEW GOODS TODAY
Martin O'Reilly b Co
1 BUY ANYTHING
From aSteamboat to a Baby's Rattle
Everything has a value at my store
PROBER,
VIOTORIA   STREET.
Bi'lAV"     *V '.la d J sephln  Streets
SMOKE "1'OYAL Sj.AL"   CIGAU8.
Cucumbers at Humphreys & Pittock's.
LOG CABIN
SMOKING  TOBACCO.
LAMBERT & BUTLER   London, Eng.
25 Per Cent Off
CLOTHING.
J. A. Gilker.
P
LUMS
BACHES,
EARS.
MILLS A LOTT.
Corner   Baker   and   Ward  Streets.
SMOKE "ROYAL SEAT/'   C1GAKS.
Call and Inspect our
Watebei. Chains,  mflr nuitonn
nnd Kllverware given with goo<l��
Morrison & Caldwell.
To acquire health
ami il -il> drink.. . ,
Roisterer's Lager Beer
THK BEST ON EARTH
Cantelopes at Humphreys & Pittock's.
D. McARTHUR ft CO.
Furniture Dealers and Undertakers.        We employ a skilled Embalir.er,
Ice Cream Soda at Humphreys & Pittock's,
TRY
To be had at all Tot
IT.
neco Stores
in   I own.
SMOKE "ROYAL SEAL"   CIGARS.
TRAINS AND  STEAMERS ARRIVING   AND   DEPARTING!
FROM NE1-S0N.
Turner Beeton & C
NRLSON, B. C.
0,
WHOLESALE
MERCHANTS
2:80 a.m.���S.S. Movie or S. S. Nelson
arrives from Crow's Nest
lich. connection, Kootenay
L'd'g and way points daily.
7:IHJ 11.in.���Train leaved 0. P. R. station
for Siindoii, the main line
aid intermediate points
via Slocnn Cily except Sun-
dny.
7:11(1 a.m.���Train leaves (.'. P. R. sta
tion for Hossland, I be main
line nud intermediate points
via Robson daily.
0:10 a.m.���Train   leaves  N.  & F.  S.
station for Rossland,   Spokane and way points daily.
10:05 a.m.���S. S. International arrives
from Kaslo and way points
daily except Sunday.
10:50 a.m.���Train arrives   from   Rossland, Trail and Robson and
intermediate points daily
11:00 a.m.���S. S. Kokanee arrives I mm
Kaslo and way points daily
except Sunday.
.'1:45 p.m.���Train leaves C.l'.R. station
for Robson, Trail and Rossland aud Intermedials pts.
daily.
4:0(1 p.m.���S. S. Kokanee leaves for
Kaslo and way points,
daily, except Sunday,
4:110 p.m.���S. S. International leaves
for Kaslo and way points,
dailv except Sunday.
5:.")0 p.m.���Train arrives N. & F. S.
station, from Spokane,
Rossland and way points.
daily.
7:25 p.m.���Train arrives 0. P. R. station, from Rossland, the
main line and intermediate
points via Robson daily.
7.'25 p. in.���Train arrives C. r, R.
station from Sandon, tbe
main Hue ami Intermediate
points via Slocmi (lily, except Sunday,
10:30 p.m.���SS. Moyie or S.S.Nelson
leaves lor Kootenay L'd'g,
way points and ('row's Nest
Branch and points East
daily.
Transportation Companies are requested lo
give notioo to the Miner of any alterations in
Ibotlmeof irrlval and dooarture from Xelson.
Steam tugs Ymir. Kaslo, Angerona,
Red Star, Hercules, Surprise and others
ply on Kootenay lake to and from Nel.
son, but have no regular times of arrival and departure
LODGE MEETINGS.
NKLSON LOIIOK, No. 23. A. F. ft A,
M. meets second Wednesday in oach
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.
(J. L. Lknnox. Secretary.
I.  O. O.   F.     Kootenay I/xlgc
No. Hi, moots every Monday night,
at   their   Hall,   Kootenay stroot
Sojourning Odd Follows cordially Invited.
E C Arthur, N.O    John Vanslone, V. li.
Fred J Squires, Secy
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If You're Not Using
3-STftR FLOUR
NEW * FALL * Q0ODS
Just received.    Selling at lower
prices than ever before.
A. FERLAND.
Nelson Cafe.
Merchants' Lunch, 12 to 2,
ori:\ ALL VH.11I
Y. HOSHI.
Pears at Humphreys & Pittock's.
WHY?
DESBRISAY & CO.
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SOLE AGENTS FOR NELSON.
TKU'TIION!''
No, 93,
ROYAL SEAL"   CIGARS.
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON,
G roceries,
BAKER   STREET.
Telephone Call, No. 10.
Post Office Box, K and W.
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
Gooklna Stoves & Ranges
Which we are
VHRY  LOW
CALL  AND   INSPECT  OUR  STOCK.
offering' at
PRICES.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOHTHES   OF
Shelf & Heavv Hardware,
** '
Etc., Etc., Etc.
...L. POGUE...
BarxtilBH In
HEAVY TEAM
HAMESS,
I Vl'ltl.hS HARNESS
PAI'K HARNKNB.
AMI HAMH.ES.
WHIPS.  Kt��.
BEER   BEER   BEER   BEER
ALWAYS
Fresh and Cool. Tbe Best Goods in
tbe Market on Draft or in Bottle,
Bring your cans for Draft Beer. Also
Wines, Liquors ami Cigars and our
prices are never disputed,
NELSON WINE CO.,
FtVNK     A.Tamblyn,  Mgr.,
Baker Street, Nelson
TI
Principals���Miss Dawson and
Miss Green.
A Boarding nud Day School. Tomer of Cad.
boro Koud uud Stanley Arenuo.
AND
KINDERGARTEN, PRIMARY
ADVAnCED CLASSES.
Term Commencing September 1st.
ptctus ou application to
MISS GBEEN, ad The Maples, Fairfield
Jio.d, Victoria B. 0
Pros-
Tenders   Wanted.
Duncan   Mines,   Limited,
Nelson, B. 0.
The Duncan Minos Limited we open to re
oelve lenders for the construction of a flume
from Bandy urnl Kaglc Creeks to the PenHtoek
ut the head of the pipe lino of the Granite mill,
Also the construction of the Penstock with
flood gates and overflows.
Plsns and specifications of above can be inspected at the offices of the Company In Nelson
nnd tenders will be received from Aug. Ulst to
Wlh.
'I he above Company are also open to receive
tenders for the construction of a waaron road
from the Cranilo Mill to the Koyal Canadian
Mine a distance OI nearly two mile*. Parties
wishing io tender for thw job can inspect the
route and obain particulars of the work any
day from AUgU.t 81st to 24th 11
Big Schooner
Beer or
Half-and-Halt
10c.
ALWAYS FRESH
ALWAYS     COOL
The
Best Glass  of Beer
Nelson is at the
CLUB HOTEL,
Cor. Silica & Stanley Sts.
E. J. Curran. Prop.
PLUMBING and TtNSMITHING
A SPECIALTY/
LOTS FOR SALE.
$100 will purchase 2 CIioIcr I.otrt on Robson
���SI . neur Btanley St., wilh hIiuc1: thereon.
IfliK) will purchase Choice ltcnldonce Corner
���n Mill B(., UK) ft.. frontiiKo. 120 ft. deep.
$175 will purchftde -2 Lots on Corbonaae St.
SlnuwilUurchasollii'celots in Darin' Addition, including corner.
$300 will purchase two lots In Addition A.
�����  M'NING 8HARB8 FOK SALK.
5,000 shat cs I I lea (pooled) ljc
10.C00    "      Fairmont   "    Ic
���   lllaekco Ic Mining Company 20c
ALEX. STEWART,
Mining and Real   Eetate   Broker
Tumer-Boeckh Block, Nelson.
Spokane   Falls &
NorthernJiW.
Ne son  dt ForT
SheppajjRjf'
Red Mountain R'v.
The only  all   rail   route   wlh"'(1
change of cars  between   Nelson
Kossland and Spokane and Robbuwi.
(DAILY.)
Lv.   9.10 a.m. NELSON. Af. &M P'JJ'
Lv. 11.25 a.m. KOSSLAND Ar."    '
Lv.   860 a.m. SPOKANE. Ar.6.00 p*
Train that leaves Nelson at MOWJ
makes olose oonneotious at fcpus"11
all Paeiflo Coast Points. ���   at.
Passengers tor Kettle River and W?��
ary Creek,oonneot at Marcos with"1""
Daily.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P. * T.A.
Spokane W����
G. K. TACKABURY,
Agent .Nelson, B. < ������
��* . ���.

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