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Array Daily Edition No 965
Nelson,   British  Columbia, Tuesday,   February 19,  1901.
Eleventh   Year
Heated and Interesting Discussion in the British
Conservative Majority Is Cut
Down���The Position in
London, Fcl*. 10.��� The first division
In the parliament ot King Edward
VIT, which took place yesterday resulted in cutting down to 45 the government's normal majority of 130.
The lnteiest oaused by this unexpected event was heightened by Mr. Winston Spencer Orruvcblll'a first speech
���t Westminster and by Mr. Chamber
Iain's heated defence of his own
policy.   The
of the majority of the strongest British government of modern times was
the result of Lord Cranborne's refusal
to answer questions relating to the
government's foreign policy without
previous notice from tbe questioners.
Mr. John Dillon seized the opportunity, and, In spite uf an unusually
large attendance, almost placed the
conservative party in queer street.
Mr- Churchill'B speech came in reply
to Mr. David Lloyd-George's criticism
of the conduct of tbe South African
war, in the course of which he had
denounced the burning of farms and
the keeping of Boer women and children In British laagers on reduced
provisions. These charges created a
general uproar and provoked angry
demands from Mr.8tr.rohn Ilroderick,
secretary of statu for war, that Mr.
Lloyd-George should offer evidence to
.substantiate his assertions. Mr.
Churchill caught the eye of the speaker and caustically rebuked Mr. Lloyd-
George. He Indulged in epigrams
such as "No other nation in the world
ever received so much verbul sympathy
and so little practical supp irt as tbe
Boers." Then he proceeded, half humorously and half seriously, to belittle the efforts of the pio-Boer members of the house in behalf of their
.friends. He maintained that the war
in South Africa had been carried on
with unusual humanity and he closed
with the declaration of his belief tbat
at no distant date there would be "an
anglicized, loyal, peaceful and prosperous Transvaul. " Sir Robert Reed,
radicals-member for Dumfries, argued
that,all this could be accomplished
without unnecessary severity and without withholding terms.
Mr. Chamberlain, springing to his
feet, stigmatised the speech of Sir
-Robert Reid, "as devoted to abuse of
British officials and the policy of the
ministers and to praise of the enemies
uf Great Britain."   He  denied that
was at any time posbible before oi after the fall of Pretoria. "The policy
of Her Majesty's government," he declared, "has not varied. Before the
Invasion of Natal we would have accepted the moat moderate concess.ons,
but from tbe moment the invasion
occurred and the Hoers had fired the
first shot, the government determined
that not one shred of the Independence which the Boers bad abused
���should ever again be conceded to
them.',' .
The Conservatives, cheering furiously, rose to their feet from the government benches at this assertion,and
made tbe chamber ring again and
"The government," continued Mr.
Cliaininberlain, "challenged the opposition at the general election on the
issue of annexaton. We challenge
you again. (Renewed cheering). Tonight six pro-Boors have spoken and
.not a single liberal-imperialist."
Sir Robert Reid objected to the term
"pro-Boer," but Mr. Chamberlain
stuck to his guns.
"I maintain," he Baid, "tbat
���there is no otber name for the men
wbo believe every scandal or libel on
British officers and soldiers. "
"Don't insult us," sbonted Sir Robert Reid..
Continuing, Mr. Chamberlain said
he believed that with the development
of South Africa, persons of British
origin- would be largely In excess of
tbe rest of the population "Before
we grant    free  government   to the
Boers,"   p      "olonial   secretary   exclaimed,       0l,ine.  "���> must be restored to someth*..,.      **
tion.   I   believe the -
the terms offered   them.
2,1 ��� .-"al condi-
haps  not   an   opportune   moment	
taking further steps to make these
terms known,but I am in communication with Sir Alfred Milner with a
view of taking advantage of any opportunity that might present itself.
It originated in tbe determination of
the Boers to secure tho ascendency in
South Africa. I believe that in spite
of the sacrifices made, this country
is of the same mind as when it entered upon the struggle, and will spare
no effort to bring it to a close and
will support no party which seeks to
stultify the object in view."
Amid ringing cheers, Mr. Chamberlain, "The head and shoulders of tbe
war," as Mr. Dill<m described him, resumed his seat and the house adjourned. Previous to Mr. Dillon's question
of privilege and the taking up of the
war amendments to the address in reply to the speech from the throne, tbe
debate in the commons had been
chiefly confined to China.
London, Feb. 18.���Lord Cranborne,
when the debate on the address in reply to the King's speech from the
throne at the opening of parliament
waB resumed, said commercial interest was principally Great Britain's interest in China. There had been great
delay in tbe settlement of affairs in
China, but such delay must be expected in dealing with tbe Chinese. As to
the question of indemnity. Lord Gran-
borne said,the British minister at Pe-
(Contlnued on Third Page.)
Annual Gelebration  of the
Chinese in Full Swing
The denizens of China town were
holding their ainual "at home" all
day yesterday, being the anniversary
of the Chinese New Year. The various stores were decked out, and the
Orientals, besides having a good time
themselves, were prepared to hospitably entertain their customers and,in
faot all white visitors. That the preparations generally were not quite so
elaborate tbis year as usual is accounted for by the fact tbat Chinatown is
not quite so flush of money just now
as it has often been. Tbe Chinese
laundries, especially, are not quite so
extensively patronised as they were,
while many of the Chinamen were
put to considerable expense last year
by hiving to move their quarters. .
However, Kwong Wing Cbong's
store, the leading Chinese emporium,
was very extensively and tastefully
decorated, the display of Chinese China
ware being specially well worth seeing. There were some handsome
"China lilies" in the windows and in
the interior were numerous fans, pic-.
tureBque pendant . ornaments, supposed to be efficacious for the driving
away of Intruding devils and Chinese
articles de luxe. Mr. Kwong was busy
dispensing port wine, samsue and ai
gaiB to his guests, and the other Mongolian merchants were equally hospitable. Iu some of the houses mysterious
game) of chance, presided over by
keen-eyed yellow gamblers, and tn
which dice and a queer kind of domi
noes seemed to predominate, were
running. On several occasions white
men were to be been taking a hand,
but the "heathen Cblnee" were usually too many for tbem. No games of
fan-tan were running as.far as could
be seen.
The usual amount of firecrackers
were being exploded, and many of the
small boys of the town were trying to
make great .friends witb the Chinamen, with a view to begging crackers,
instead of throwing rocks at them as
usual. Guerrilla warfare, however,
may be expected to break out again In
the conrse of a few davs.
Ottawa, Feb. 18.���Acting upon the advice of Ralph Smith,
tbe government, through the
department- of labor, has announced its willingness to bear
'all the expense for the immediate relief of the sufferers through
the Union mine disaster.
Commissioners  Recommend
Buying  Uniforms and
Other Supplies.
Reports of Committees���The
Mayor's Salary Is Not
Police force matters were introduce
ed into the city council last night under the heading of a communication
from tbe board of commissioners informing the council of the business
transacted at Saturday morning's
meeting. The letter set forth that in
order to render the police force efficient the commissioners recommended
the purchase of regulation uniforms
for the patrolmen, four batons, two
pairs of handcuffs, two police nippers,
two flashlights and six badges for
special constables, that the demands
of the service required an additional
officer and Arthur Pitchford had been
appointed for this purpose, that wire
guards be placed on the windows in
the cells, that .lames Hardy had been
appointed to tbe rank of sergeant witb
an increase in pay of $5 per month,
and that tbe shacks erected on city
land should be removed.
Mayor Fletcher drew attention to
the fact that under tbe Municipal
Clauses Act the police commissioners
bad full power to engage and discharge constables without reference
to the city council. Alderman Irving
complained that an officer who bad
been on the force over a year
and asked why this action had been
taken. The mayor replied tbat as
mayor of Nelson he could Hot discuss
thiB point, but that if a complaint
were made to him as chairman of the
board of police- commissioners he
would call a special session of the
board, and hear any matters tbat any
citizen might desire to lay before tbe
meeting. He added that as the city
had a police force and a chief in
charge, if the chief found a man in
competent the board had to take, cognizance of the matter.
The clause relating to uniforms
came up and some opposition was manifested on the score of expense. It
was decided to leave the point open
until an estimate of the cost could be
secured. The minor supplies recommended will be ordered at once.
The matter of increasing the salary
of the mayor to 32,000 per annum was
defeated for the present. A resolution was introduced providing for tne
third reading of the Salary by-law, on
motion of Aldermen Patterson and
Madden. When the resolution was
put to the meeting the balance of the
aldermen voted nay, shelving the bylaw.
A communication was rend from R.
L. Fraser, acting secretary of the provincial board of health, In which he
stated that he did not see the advisability of enforcing compulsory vaccination and that in view of this tbe
government would not take action as
requested by the Nelson council. The
letter was referred to the board of
report covered several points, but
the committee withheld its recommendations re the city wharf im
provements for the present. The report was:
1. That a sidewalk be laid on the
north side of Mill street from Ward to
Stanley street.
2. That a sidewalk be laid on the
east side of Stanley street from Baker
to Victoria.
3. That the plumbing by-law be
amended In respect to the inspection
of plumbing and payment of a license
for each inspection.
recommended tbe passage of a budget
of accounts and'a grant to the Nelson
United Charities organization of SIM).
This will cover the organization
shortage from last year and help them
out in tbis voiu-'h operations, In recommending the grant,Chairman Hamilton paid a tribute to the amount of
charitable work accomplished by the
society and the discretion with which
it had   been   done.    The   report  was
Mr. Broadley Answers Truth-
seeker's Remarks on the
Workingmen as a Whole Favor a Day's Rest in
(Continued pn Third Page.)
Mr. George Broadley, secretary of
the Lord's Day Alliance, writes The
Miner, taking exception to Trutbseek-
er's view of the question as printed in
a recent issue ol tbis paper. Mr.
Broadley's interesting and logical
statement follows:
My attention has been drawn to
the Interesting communication of
Truthsoeker appearing in your columns of the 17th,attacking the Lord's
Day Alliance movement, recently inaugurated in the city of Nelson, and
crave the indulgence of your space for
a reply. When Trutbseeker's epistle has eliminated from it the paragraphs referring to politics and the
Chinese question, it is sifted down to
two ideas. Firstly, that the greed of
gold is the real secret of tbe agitation
and, secondly, that the working
men neither desire nor require tbe
interference of the alliance in securing or retaining for them a national
rest day. In regard to the first, if
we grant, for the sake of argument,
tbat the support given tbe L. D. A. by
the ministers and churches is purely
mercenary, then the same argument
must be fairly admitted by Truthseek-
er as the, reason for his opposition to
the same movement. This is only a
fair proposition, and that being the
case the one neutralizes  the other.
We are therefore left to the discussion of the second argument which,
in my opinion, is the only point
raised by his communication. Whether Truthaeeker fairly represents the
attitude of working men in general,
or of Nelson in particular, we are unable to determine so long as he screens
himself behind a nom de plume; and,
until he reveals his identity, I shall
assume that he does not represent
them on tbis question, and for tne
following reasons.
Firstly���Mr. D. J. O'Donoghue, the
Dominion government labor commissioner, who more tiuly represents tbe
working men of Canada than any other man, was one of the charter members of the Lord's Day Alliance, and
is today one of its most enthusiastic
supporters. He bas put himself on
record in this movement and amongst
other things has said tbat every six
men who perform Sunday labor are
depriving one man of a   week's work.
Secondly���Many of tbe labor unions
have a provision made in their constitution against Sunday labor and provide for a six days' working week j
thus endorsing the principle which
the L. D. A. is but attempting to
more fully establish and have more
generally recognized.
Thirdly���I claim that neither Truth-
seeker nor anyone else, Is In a position, at the present time, to apeak
for the working men of Nelson, for
the reason that there has not been
sufficient time to properly lay the mat-
tm before them, for an expression of
opinion upon it. But I am in a position to make this assertion, which
can bo verified by other union men,
interested in this movement, and that
from personal contact with the men
themselves in discussing the matter
with them, that a large proportion of
tbe recognized labor leaders of the
city heartily endorse the Lord's Day
Alliance, and In addition from tbe fact
that I bave yet to meet a labor leader
in the city of Nelson wbo ban as yet
recoided himself against it. Some of
tlie most enthusiastic members and
officers of the L. D. A. are union men
who are rendering tbe alliance invaluable assistance.
Fourthly���The faot that "large employers of labor bad to give big inducements in extra pay for Sunday
work" and "would not give any extra
pay for Sunday work at the present
time goes to show tbat the working
man is crying for liberty, etc.," is
no argument at all for the simple reason that this In not the explanation of
the cause. It can best be explained I
by tbe  following  statement  of  fact]
which came nndei my own observation :
Some yearB ago I was in the employ of a large corporation which demanded a large amount of overtime
and Sunday labor, allowing time and
a quarter and time and a half for
the same. But having in their employ a large number of Danes, Swedes,
Norwegians, etc.tbey Boonleai ned that
these big, husky fellows could be secured to work overtime and Sundays
at the standard wage and began replacing their old and experienced
hands with these men, until they (the
older hands) were compelled to accept
the same pay or lose their job. But if
these men could in any way have been
protected in their rights by such a
powerful auxiliary as a Dominion
Lord's Day Alliance, ibin : you they
would be so anxious to spend practically every hour of their waking life
in hard work?   I guess not!
Lastly���As a son of toil for over
twenty years I can say that never in
all those years have I performed oue
hour's Sunday labor for any man, and
although I know where I gave up
good prospects by living up to this
principle I do not consider myself
mentally, physically or financially,
any worse off today than those who
took my place. Moreover, if tbe
ideal working day of eight hours is
essential to tbe proper development
of man's souial, moral and mental
nature, it goes without saying tbat a
six day's working week must inevitably produce the same results, provided always, of course, tbat men utilize
these opportunities for the purpose
for which they are intended by man's
Creator, and demanded by the Creator
in man.
H. E. Beasley Will Take W.
Downie's Position at
Capt. Troup to Gommand Yukon Steamers���Downie
Comes Here.
Railway Contractors Expect
a Good  Year -C.P.R.
British Columbia lailroad contractors are looking forward to a busy
summer. In tbe Nelson district the
Lardo road will undoubtedly be started, and an appropriation���said to be
8150,000���will be expended in improving the right of way between here
and Robson. On Vancouver Island
200 miles of road is to be built; and
in Alaska and tbe Yukon It is expected that 150 miles will be constructed
this year. Another large item on the
programme is the C. P. R. line
through the Hope mountains from the
main line to Boundary creek. The
last is of moro than ordinary interest in this district because its completion means tbat Nelson will be on a
through line. It is on the cards that
when the last link Is finished the C.
P. R. will withdraw mucb of its
freight traffic from the main line and
use the Crow's Nest, Kootenay and
Boundary lines for handling much of
tbe transcontinental freight. This
will, it is said, give a faster seivice
and relieve the growing pressure of
business on the main line. It is safe
to predict that the Kicking Horse
Pass route will never be nbandoncd
for passenger service. The advantages
of the line as a scenic route fat outbalance any drawbacks on the score
of cost of maintenance and In the
growing struggle for transcontinental
passenger business the scenery In the
Kicking Horse Pass will bo one of
the 0. P. R.'s strongest cards. If a
large proportion of the through
freight is handled via Nelson, however, tbe effect in adding to the city's
importance as a railroad center will
be very marked.
It Ib not altogether impossible that
another and Important piece of road
may be constructed in this vicinity
during the year. The subsidies granted for the Crow's Nest road expire
this year and will lapse, witb two alternatives. One is that the company
secures an extension of time and the
other is tbat the road be completed by
the construction of tho section between Procter and Kootenay Landing?
Application will undoubtedly be
mad; for the extension in view of
certain circumstances, and there is a
possibility that the government will
decline to act and insist on a fulfillment of the agreement. In this event
the C. P. R. will be compelled to proceed with the work, a course the company desin-H to avoid at the present
time because of the costliness of construction and the fact that existing
demand* of business  do not appear to
Continued on Third Page.
The C.P.R.has made a formal announcement as to the changes in tbe
head office of the Kootenay and
Boundary divisions. Tbe removal and
promotion of Captain J. W. Troup, as
predicted in The Miner some time
ago, is confirmed by It. Marpole, general superintendent of tbe Pacific
division. The vacancy here is filled
by the transfer of William Downie,
now Buperintendent of the Vancouver
division, and Mr. Downie's post will
be taken by H. E. Beasley, formerly
of Nelson. Captain Gore, now commodore ol the fleet on Kootenay, Arrowhead and Slocan lakes, is raised to
the assistant superintendency of the
Nelson division, his particular province being tbe management of tbe
steamboat service.
Nelsonites generally will learn
witb regret of the removal of Captain
Troup, who has in many respects
been identified witb the growth of
the city to its present position as the
commercial distributing center of the
Kootenays and the bub of a district
unparalleled ou the continent in
point of mineral richness. In securing this end the Interests of tbe C. P.
11. have been at one with those uf tlie
city, and as a prominent railroad official it was only natural that Captain
Troup should have had a hand in the
turning of the wheel of progress. As
a railroad and steamboat man,Captain
Troup has been an eye-witness of the
remarkable development of the country generally. In the early days of
his connection witb tbe transportation
industry here, the facilities available were limited and the business
transacted about on the same scale.
It was an event of public Importance
when on one occasion seven cars of
ore came in on one train from the
Slocan. Dnring his regime the Crow's
Nest road came into the Kootenays,
tlie Columbia tit Western road was
built,,the Balfour extension constructed and tbe lake flotilla more than
trebled in strength while business increased with groat strides. When the
Columbia St Western road was turned
over to the operating department of
the system and attached to the Nelson
division, Captain Troup'B duties as
superintendent were more than dou-
oled. Tbat he fulfilled them to tbo
complete satisfaction of the management is ample comment on the industry and intelligence he brought to bear
on the heavy task committed to his
care. As a citizen Captain Troup
was interested in the development of
Nelson and took an active part tn the
promotion of acquatic sports,
lelaoD friends will be pleased to note
that the management of the C. P. R.
have recognized his ability to such a
degree as to place nlin in charge ot un
important terminal division such as
the Vancouver section, where the services of a thoroughly modern and
active railroad man are essential to
the promotion of the company's interests. His railroad experience in tho
west covers a period of sixteen years,
and the knowledge of westerners and
their methods, gained during this
period bave been prime factors in bis
who attains the position of assistant
superintendent by these changes, is
too well known in NelBon to require
an extended introduction. He has
earned his promotion by merit and
will be warmly congratulated by
scores  of friends.
The changes are to take effect almost
at once as the exigencies of the service
demand that the executive -positions
should be permanently filled as early
sb practicable.
Toronto, Feb, IH.���Rev. J, P. Mc-
Ewen, superintendent of tbe Baptist
llimie mission of Ontario and Quebea
died i-uddenly of cerebral congestion
enrlyjin Saturday morning, ir
NpLpoN Daily Minbr, Tuesday,  Feururav 19, 1903
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The Dominion government has done'coal Ib being shipped from Lethbrldge
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the Union coal mines disaster.
Who was it who gave circulation
to the rumor that Rossland knew anything about hockey or curling? It is
learning, of course, and will ultimately be proficient, with Nelson as a
teacher, but as yet it is only in
primary class."^2
The provincial government is acting very generously in its programme
for the entertainment of tbe "gentleman in khuki" on their arrival in
Victoria from mainland poiutB to act
as a guard of honor to the lieutenant
governor on the occasion of the opening of the house.
From this time on Nelson is to be
run as other towns are run, that is.
its police are to have the privilege of
wreaking their private spites and dislikes; full swing to levy hush money
on the inmates of the houses of joy,
and absolute power to harass saloons
and hotels whos3 proprietors are not
personal friends of the powers that
be. * * * * All this is to be done
in order to gratify the schemings of
a chief of police and oue of Nelson's
The above extraordinary statement
appeared in the Tribune yesterday
morning. It iB an insulting and libellous prediction and one calculated to
do the city a great deal of harm. It
iB insulting to tbe people of Nelson
because it implies the existence of
abominable conditions with the approval of the citizens, and libellous because it insinuates that nothing would
be done in the way of an effective
protest against such infamous practices as are hinted at. It may be argued that The Miner does not understand the situation in regard to existing conditions, in police circles.
Well, perhaps not. It does understand, however, that the people of
Nelson will not tolerate the police being given the "privilege of wreaking
their private spites and dislikes, free
swing to levy hush money on the
inmates of the houses of joy and absolute power to harass saloons aud hotels." And it understands further
that hardly anything more insulting
to the people of Nelson could be penned than the dogmatic assertion contained in the paragraph which we
have reproduced above. It is not
pleasant to speculate on the effect
which tne reading of that statement
will have on the minds of people who
may see it reproduced in outside newspapers. The question of police management aould surely have been dis-
oussed adequately without placing in
print such an outrageous statement 1
Mining matters on the coast are apparently looking up in earnest. We
publish in another column news of
the sale of the Urittania copper mines
to a London syndicate for a large
sum. It is undeiscood that one of
the stipulations in the contract is
that Politician Joseph Martin is to
remain dead otherwise the deal is to
be declared off.
supply liritish Columbia consumers
Yet this same company is shipping to
Montana and other American states in
preference to supplying the local demand. These are facts to be borne in
mind. The day will be a sad one
when this province passes into the
grip of tho Standard Oil monopoly and
that Ib exactly the end that Mr. Hill
and his friends intend to force it by
any possibility they can accomplish
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As will be seen from the information regarding railway enterpriseB
which is published in another column, Nelson is likely to benefit to a
very considerable extent from the
consummation of certain of tbe projects which are on foot. This is
cause for hearty congratulation. Nelson's future seems thoroughly asBur-
ed. Unless all signs fail she is destined to become a large and very important city. ___________
, Tbe large Canadian cities have already made a move In the direction of
preparing for the reception to Prince
George, Montreal being asked to vote
$10,010 for his entertainment. It is
not too early for British Columbia
cities to give consideration to the
same matter. His Royal Highness is
expected to first touch Canada at Victoria or Vancouver on his way from
Australia and an effort will of course
be made to have the royal visit extended to interior points. If this is
successful Nelson will require to give
early consideration to the question of
the reception.
. i i f
As it is true that "the onlooker sees
most of the game," so also it is true
that the stranger in a city gets oftimes
far more accurate Impressions of its
general appearance and conditions
than the resident. Tlie above remark
is preliminary to the statement that
the manner in which Nelson observes
the Sabbath reflects credit not only
upon her citizens but upon the province. That a city located in the centre of a mining country, with a large
proportion of the population made up
of a class which is not generally regarded as great sticklers for religious
observances, should present such a
quiet and orderly appearance on Sunday, is remarkable nnd worthy of
note. In the coast cities many of the
shops are open on Sunday and in other
respects the day is not so well observed a as day of rest as in Nelson.
The people of Victoria have commenced an agitation looking to the
cancellation of the privilege which
now permits Chinese children to attend the public schools and receive
equal treatment with white children.
The Btep has been taken noue too
soon. The spectacle of whlteB paying
for the education of a race of people
who, as soon as educated, engage in
business pursuits and work at beggarly wages in competition with
tbem, has continued sufficiently long,
and common sense   suggests a change.
Mrs. Nation is continuing her mad
career throughout Kansas without
much opposition���smashing saloons
and "cutting up" generally. If the
people of the United States would like
to find out how to deal with such
crauka us Mrs. Nation let them hire
some one to emulate ber in Canada.
In about seven minutes he would find
himself Inside the cold walls of a jail
���and the "sensation" would end
right there.
The   announcement  that  the  Are-
limltH by-law is hereafter to be strictly enforced ought to meet with geu
cral approval,
Watch me���
Hill���James J. Hill-
I'm going
To be IT
In   H. C.  See?
Very easy and
Simple, too.
I get control
Of the Crow's
Nest Pass
Then I get
A line
Down to the
U. S.
Then I
Dump my coal
Right into
Uncle Sam's
And say to
The smelters
Of B. 0.���
"Come to
You're my meat���
You are.
I've got
Just where I
Want you.
Oh, I won't do
A t'ing
To you.
1 won't make
You look
Like 30 cents
Will I?
And sec."   But
In the
Keep your eye
On your
Uncle J.���your
Uncle J. J.
Are You
In Need
Of  a  good   Alarm
Clock ?
We have some that
we can  recommend
'$1.25, $1.50,  $2.50
and $5.00.
If Brown Said So It's Eight.
The Jewelers.
Successors to T. H. Brown
Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited,
The prospect of the extinction of the
smelting industry, upon the outlook
for whicli so high hopes have been
baBed, has raised in Kootenay a storm
of indignation; but with only one
representative in parliament the district menaced cannot make the kind
of protest that would be Instantly
effective in the case of a fairly represented community of equal wealth
end importance. The issue raised,
however, is vital to the whole Canadian WeBt. and should be fought by
every town and city in British Columbia. * * * * When our Coast-Kootenay road is completed we want to
see smelteis ub well as mines along
the way, and to secure thiB it is our
business now to join in the chorus of
condemnation from the mining inter
lor, of the Bcheme fathered by Jim
Hill and vitalised by the Interested
support of the Toronto Globe.���New
Westminster Columbian.
It is idle for "experts" to point out
that other coal fields which exist in
British Columbia will be developed
some day. Perhaps they may, but
they are not developed now and the
immediate loss occasioned by squeezing ont of hiisinvM the existing smelters would be irreparable. Other
ooal field! there may be but even pott
Rough and
Dressed  Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
A-l White Pine Lumber Always In
We carry a complete slock of Ooast Flooring
Ceiling. Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and
Doors. Special order work wi 1 rocolvo prompt
attention-  Mailorders solicited.
Porto Rico Lumber Co.,
Head Office���P��ndn"��' ��nd Vcinnn St.. Ni>lsnn
China Hall
Telephone 261.
Pint Door West of C.P.R. Offices.
Atlantic S. S. Lines.
From Portland, Mo
Allan Line Blclllan Fob 1(1
Allan Lino Tunisian Feb L':t
Dominion Line Dominion Feb HI
Dominion Line I'uiiibi-oiniin Feb 117
From HI. John
Beaver LtnoLnke Mogantlo * Fob 16
Beaver Lino Lnko Superior Fob M
Boavor Lino Lnko Ontario Murub 1
BoaverLlno Steamers call at. Hal if x ono
day later.
From Boston
Dominion Lino Now Kngland Fob 27
Cunard Lino Saxnnta Fob 22
Cunivrd Lino lvornla March II
From Now York
Cunard Line Urnbrla  Feb HI
Ounanl Lino Srrvla  ....FebSit
Cunard Lino Utrurla March S
Whito Star Lino Mnjosllo Feb 20
Whito Star Lino Oceanic Feb 27
American Line St Louis Fob ill
American Lino Now York Feb 87
N. G.L. Lahn Fob 211
N. O. L Kalm-r WUholin der OrossB.Miirch 6
Anchor Lino Furnessla Fob 2.1
Allan suite Lino Stati of Nebraska... .March 2
Passages arranged to and from all Kuronean
points. For rates, tickets and full Information
apply lo 0.1'. lt. depot agont or II. L, Brown
City I'assongor Agont, Nelson, B. C,
rionnml ��WraK O.P.H. Offlcaa, w*l��nlnn>,
7-8 inoh diam. |18.60per KM) feet.   Foi
immediate delivery   'n   NeUoa
on  cost of any line connected  with  the  Gas  business
cheerfully  furnished.
I    Nelson Coke & Gas
I Co., Ltd.
The . .
Is   as
in our
much interested
as the bread-winner.    There is sat
sfaction and economy in using it.
Made of the best Manitoba wheat
and by the best workmen, insure
its quality and by the latest im.
proved methods which insures its
cheapness. '
Kirkoatrlr.k ft Wilson
Fstublished 1895-   Here to Stay.
Our Celebrated Bread
delivered dally to any
part of the town. . , .
Try Our Scotch Short Bread,
Scones and Oat Cakes-
Telephone 210. P, 0. Box 99.
Some Uoine Made ltread
Is as heavy ns lead,
Dut mine is as light as a feather;
If you buy it and eat lt,
Yon will always greet it,
For yon can stand all kinds of weather 1
Our Fresh Boasted Ooffee Best of
Quality, as follows:
Java and Arabian Mooha. por pound.. ...��� 40
Java and Mooha Blond, 3 poundn  1 00
Fine Santos, I pounds  1 00
Santos Hlond, 8 pounds.....  100
Our HpoolalBlond, I) pound.  1 oo
Our Rio Hoasl, (I pounds 100
a Tsui, omife aoucrru.
Kelson,     -     n, c
Glassware or Crockery
you want, come and see
us. Our stock is the largest in Nelson, and prices
Groceries,  Crockery.
Nelson, B. C.
I fteresWherewesnine 1
When it comes to shoes for boys
and girls, it's our hobby to sell the
best looking and the best wearing
shoes for the least money���shoes that
will stand the hardest knocks, take the
most wettings, and still stiy soft,
tough and flexible. The.y're the shoes
we handle for growing feet.
1 Neelands Shoe Oo. %
4x*l4m4lAti*wyr\**AtiA*\��VVtr%rw\*9^^ -
Gold, Silver-Lead and Copper Minos wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FREE  MILLING   UOLD properties  wanted at once for Eaatern
Parties having  mining  property for  sale are  requested to send
samples of their ore to the EXCHANGE for exhibition.
We desire  to hear from prospectors who have promising mineral
claims in British Columbia.
Prospectors and  mining  men   are requested  to make the EXCHANGE their headquarters when in Nelson.
All samples should be sent by express, PREPAID.
Correspondence solicited.
Address all communications to
Telephone No. 104.  P. O. Box 700. kelson, b. G.   >
Large number of Choice Building Lots adjacent to the line of the!
Tramway. Por price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block corner of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
A, V. MASON, Secretary,
General Joubert, the Boer leader, li
88 years old.
Sir Gerard Smith has resigned the governorship of Western Australia.
George Bailie, who died recently, was
keeper of the great seal of the United
States for over 50 rears.
The mayor of Mafeking, South Africa,
is Frank Whiteiey, a native of Bradford,
England, who went to Natal when be
was 10 years old.
An admirer of Admiral Dewey In Atlanta has presented him witb a valuable
autograph letter written by Admiral Far-
ragut in which occurs the phrase, "Tbat
young Dewey is a very promising chap."
M. Loubet, the president of the French
republic, has received the Order of the
Chrysanthemum from the emperor of Japan. It is conferred In commemoration
of the recent French treaty of commerce
witb Japan.
The Rev. Sam Jones of Georgia Is In
exceedingly poor health and has been,
compelled in consequence to cancel all his
engagements to preach until the first of
January next. He Is under the care of a
physician in Louisville.
Lieutenant Valentine E. Gilson of Bolton overtops all other members of the
Massachusetts state militia, being 0 feet
8 inches in height. He served in the Span-
'sh-American war and is conceded to be
a first class marksman.
Ex-Senator Henry G. Davis of West
Virginia will, present to that state a home
for orphan children. There is at present
no such institution in West Virginia, and
destitute orphans are boarded at various
places until homes can be found for them
in good families.
Charles Broadway Rouss* son, Peter
Winchester Rouss, recently selected the
lite In tbe Mount Hebron cemetery at
Wlachester, Va., for the $50,000 marble
mausoleum which New York's blind millionaire is to build there. It is promised
to be the finest in the south.
Cohanda, wbo posed as tbe king of a
Kaffir tribe in South Africa at the
World's fair, aud who says he had then
$32,000 worth of diamonds belonging to
the royal family, is now a house servant
in a hotel at Louisville. He was robbed
of bis diamonds soon after the fair
closed, he says.
Cecil Rhodes has a preference for most
things Dutch���except Boers. Mr. Rhodes
Is a man of great culture; he is very fond
of the classics and has bad typewritten
translations specially made for him. He
is very versatile in his hobbies, busy man
as he is, and his menagerie of wild animals ia a wonderful affair.
Although tbe second Lord Tennyson,
the governor of South Australia, Is not
a poet, he has poetical tastes and sympathies. He has just been entertaining 250
members of the South Australia Rending
union at the government bouse, Adelaide,
and giving them a lecture on the poetry
ef Gray, the author of tbe Immortal
country churchyard elegy.
Advertisements Inserted under tbis head at
tho rate of ono cent a word por Insertion. No
advertisement - tukon for less than 25 cents.
situation Wuniedi adverllnormnts lnsorted
three limes free of charge.
FOR    RENT.���Cellar.    Apply     Royal
Bank of Canada.
FOR SALE.���120 acres of first-class
agricultural and garden land, 12
miles from Nelson on Kootenay Lake.
Will sell in 10, 20 or 40 acre tracts.
Prioe and terms reasonable. Apply
or address, A. P. Kosenberger, Room
4, K.-W.-C. Block. Nleson.	
FOR SALE.���Second   hand   piano   in
good   order.    Will be  tuned   before
delivery.    Apply B. W. Duy,   Turner-
Ilneck block.
FOR SALE.���Lot  on   Vornon   street,
bringing   in   grouud   rent   of 825 a
month. S2000.   Apply R.  VV. Day.
Randolph Stewart's new map, showing all surveyed mineral claims. 81.50
each. R. VV. Day, Turner-Boeck
ROOMS   TO   LET .���Clement-Hillyer
block.    Apply  Tramway   company's
office.      . ���
FOR   SALE.���Two    Smith-Premiers,
one Densmore, one Remington, good
condition.      Apply   W. L. T.,   C. r\R.
Telegraph office.1 .	
FOR SALE.���Any  amount of space in
this   column,    lt   always brings results.
FOR SALE���A new house, ten rooms,
very convenient, with all modern improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley and' Carbonate   Street.
FOR SALE.���House and lot on   Silica
Btreet, 82,000.    All modern improvements.   Address A-l, Miner Office.
FOR SALE���Second hand safe. Cheap.
Apply J. J.  Walkei, jeweler.
FOR RENT.���A seven roomed modern
house.   Uood location.  Unfurnished,
822 per month.   Address   A-2,   Miner
Fob chains continue much In fashion
(or men.
Exquisite Bmelllng bottles come In Fu-
vrile glass with silver mountings.
Broken enamel sticks, with a gem between, make a pretty chaiu for a girl,
especially In blue enamel and pearls.
Particularly suitable for a watch bracelet Is an antomatic or self closing affair
of English invention, wbich adapts itself
to any sized wrist and bas no fastening
to become unclasped.
A very light band of gold is used in
fine rings, set witb diamonds, pearls,
emeralds or sapphires, all of which serve
as engagement rings, with quite a feeling existing for the colored stones.
The princess gown is giving increased
vogue to girdles. These come in linked
plaques of gold or silver or In heavy
chains fastening at the front with one
end hanging iu a jeweled peudant.���Jewelers' Circular.
WANTED.���The   reader to know that
if he   reads   this,  other people will
read his ad, in this column.
FOR SALE.���A snap, 7-roomed house,
bath, pantry, at corner of Silica and
Cedar Btreet, 81,785.    Foil full particulars apply at office.
POR SALE.���iTwp lots and G-roomed
house, bathroom. Cellar, etc; Large
kitchen range in place, cost 83,500.
House piped for gaa all sanitary improvements.' Full i particular's applv
office, R. W. Day,   83000.
FOR SALE.���Lot 3, block 4,   sub-div.
182, 50x120, 8250.
Adolph von Plchler, the Tyrolese poet,
celebrated his eightieth birthday recently.
It is not generally known that Kailyard Kipling's full name is Joseph Rud-
yard Kipling.
Hall Caina Is rapidly buying land in the
Island of Manx, bis aspiration being to be
on* of the largest landed proprietors in
Great Britain.
Italian physicians declare that tbe paralysis of the tongue and right arm from
which the poet Caduiccl suffers is a result ot overwork.
Theodore Wores, the artist, has presented his latest picture, "The Spirit of
Bohemia," to the Bohemian club of San
Francisco, of which be was recently
elected an honorary member.
It seems easy to pay a note before It
Ii due.
The secret of good looks is often a good
After all, nearly everything Is knocked
down to the highest bidder.
The fun In bitting an enemy Is not
worth the pain of the blow the enemy
will give in return.
There Is nothing so trying as a hard
day's work once a week. If you work every day, you get used to it
Opportunity, which knocks but once at
every door, ought to get some calling
cards. It finds so many of us out.���Atchison Globe.	
A strong solution of borax applied
twice a day will cure ringworms.
A large tablespoonful of black currant
Jam Id a glass of boiling water, drunk
upon retiring, will relieve a cough.
The majority of poultices may be mixed
with boiling water and allowed to boll for
a few minutes. This will help them to
retain tbe heat.
, .Bathe a bruise freely In hot water to
which lias been added sweet oil and a
few drops of turpentine. Rub gently for
30 minutes, aud black and blue marks
will be prevented.
New York under tha Horton law has
become the chief prizefighting state of
the Uuion, an eminence not nt all to be
desired.���Syracuse Post-Standard.
More horror is being expressed at tho
Idea of pulling off another big scrap In a
civilized community. So It goes. The
scandalized throw up their bands while
th* pugilists continue to Just put up
lbei��.-Pbiladvlpbia Tim**.
An ad. in The Miner  want   column
always biings results.     ' ���������"'"" '���
HELP WANTED.-The Miner  wants
you to help swell   tbis  column.    A
Miner want ad. always brings results
WANTED���A   pleasant   room, neighborhood of Si lien   street,   furnished
or unfurnished.   Address, Mrs. Seton,
Miner office. ,
WANTED���By man and wife, situation us porter and chambermaid.
Can furnish good references. Two
years experience. Can care for hoises;
also milk. No objection to leaving
city.    Address E, Miner office.
WANTED���A foreman for aerial tramway. Must be a good wire rope
splicer. Uood position for good man.
None need apply unless fully competent.    Apply M. 11., Miner office.
WANTED���Position   as cook in hotel
or restaurant by   a   woman.   Apply
B.-1, Miner office.
WANTED.���A stenographer of experience���Address K-2, Miner Office.
the only place in liritish Columbia
where prospector*, can exhibit samples
of their ore to tlie mining public. No
charges made for exhibiting your ore,
aud listing your propeity. Room 4,
K.-W.-C. Block, Nelson, 11. C. Phone
FIRST-CLASS    Room and   Hoard,   in
private   family,   reasonable   terms.
Apply on Silica street, two dooia west
of Ward.
PRIVATE rooms and   board.    Heated
throughout.     Use  of   bath.    Apply
Mrs. Reilly, one door above Postoffiee.
Are you in want? If you are, tell
the people, through The Miner want
column, what you ar* la want of.
You'll get it.
DRESSMAKING and plain sewing hy
the day.   Addiess Miss Hanex, Box
567, Nelson.
TRAINED NURSE  open   to   engagements.    Mrs. Seton, Silica Street.
Is there anything you want?
If there is, make that want
known through The Miner's
Want Page and you will get
it. A Miner want ad. always
brings results.
WANTED���Good strong girl for house
work.    Apply Mrs. JR. W. Day, Sll
ica street.
8100,000.00.���I want a GOLD mine
��� netting- 8100,000.00. annually. Free
milling gold'properties wanted. Send
price, terms, full report, etc., to Andrew F. Rosenberger. Nelson, B.
C, Room 4, K.-W.-C. Block. Phone
WANTED.��� Employment by   business
man with 20 years' experience.    Address Joseph Jones, Miner Office.
WANTED.���Boys to fold   papers  and
sell Miners in the   morning.    Apply
Miner office.
DO YOD   need   an experienced Bookkeeper   and    stenographer,      Write
W., Miner oflice.
and masquerade costumes made and
rented.    Oram's    tenement   in   alley
between Josephine and Hall.
rpHOHP-H & CO. LiiulLod-Conur   Vernon
urri of aud wholotiuio duulorH iu a-urulou yvuLoth
aud fruit ayrupej. Solu okuuIh fur Huioyon Hut,
Bgrjnga augural water,   relepupma uo,	
JA N. ,M. CuuiiniiiH, Lu8fjuu���Kvury known
vurit'ty of HOfI drinks. 1' O iiOX W. I eluphuiic
.\u. .a. liuovur oireuu Nelson. liuiUun. ui Uiu
famous Bt, Loon Hot HurimjH Mineral Water.
CAAN'K & MACUONALU (11. I auu, Jaiuor,
/ A Macao ualdj���Arc in tec U aud bUuurin-
tuudeuu. UroivtiU tliJJ iiiocK, corner iiakei aud
WarddtrooLrj. i\eL>uu.
HJ. H.VANS & CO.���Raker Btreet. Nel*
��� son��� WholOBalo doalcitj in liquor*-, ol-
Karo, cement, nre buck and lire clay, water
pipe aud oteel ran*-, aud g-murul commission
VVholesale aud retail itcuUirs in grain,
any, flour, reou. Mills al V lotoria, New VV out-
minuler; lulmonu.ii, Alia. Juuv&iorci ou Calgary and itdmonuin Hallway. Mauufactururt.
ol Uiu. otilebralod a. it H.. braud curuulu.
AA1AOUOMAL1J St Co.���Corner Fran
��� and Hall toiroeta��� V*�� holesale grocer,
aud jobbers In blankets, gloved, mills, boots,
rubbers, mackinaws aud miners' sundries.
_iA UrUce corner Hall uud Drum, tiueiiLs,
.Nelson���iiUmber, ceiling, flooring, aud evory
thing in wood tor building uuruoses. Uol our
prices.   Correspondence solicited.
IJ llUltNd tt Co.-Buker direct, Nelwu-
JL ��� Wholesale dealers iu fresh aud cui-eu
meals.   Cold Storage.
Baker Street, Nelson- Wholesale dealers ia fresh and cured meats.
Btreet, Nelson ��� Wholesale cl.-alius iu
hardware, minors' supplies, siioi'ling goods.
M'LACHLAN BROS. (successors lo Vancouver Hardware Co, Lid.) Bakor tin-eel,
Nelson-Wholesale dealers in hardware and
mining supplies, plumbors' und tinsmiths' Rttp-
plies. s    *
XTKLSON HAKUtt Alti. CO.- �� uulumue
_l^i paints, oils and glass; mechanics' tools.
Agenu foi Ontario Powder Works; 17a unite
WILL the parties   please return masquerade costumes who obtained same
from the  costumers  in  Green's tenement,   corner    Josephine    and   Hall
THE ANGLE LAMP���No  smoke,   no
smell, no trouble, light  that   never
tails.    Address   Charles  Burt,   agent,
WANTED.���Every   man    or  . woman
who wants   anything-, to make, that
want known In this  column.    A Miner want ad alwuys brings result.
MANDOLIN,���VIOLIN.���French Language.    Lessons by 0. Leblanc.   Silica   street,     opposite    St.   Saviour's
! The Canadian Bank of Commerce j!
With Which Is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid-up   Capital,   88,0(10,000;    Reserve   Fund,   82,000,000;
Aggregate  Resources Over 805,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President.      B. 8. WALKER, General Manager.
London Olllce: 60 Lombard Street, E. C.
'    New York Olllce; 16 Exchange Place.
And 68 brunches in Canada and the United States, Including:
Atlin Gbjcenwooo  ' NrtLsruv        ' Banoon
* Cranbrook       Kahixwfs Nbw Wksthinstbr  Vanoouvbb
Frknik Nanaimo Uobblanu Viotoria
YUKON DISTRIOT-Dawson ano Whitk Hoksk.
UNITKI) STATES-New York, Han-Francisoo, Skattlb, Portland, Skaowat,
Sayings Bank Department.
Deposits Itcceived and Interest Allowed.  Present Bate S I'er Cant
Nelson Branch. GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
.   *>p>������������������������ -aa-j)
Branch Markets in Hossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three #orks, New Denver and Sloean City.
Order* by muM to any branch will have careful a��4 prompt attention.
We  must have  room   for our  Spring   Stock  oi
and in order to do so we will give special quotations for the
for the next 30 days.    We have the finest line of
Picture Framing and Room Moulding In the City
Sign Painting and Interior Decorating a Specialty
Josephine   Street,       -       -       Opposite   Clarke    Hotel
^Notice is hereby given that James
Gill of the City of Nelson, lumber
merchant, did on the 31st day of December, 1900, retire from the "Fair-
view Lumber Company" (carrying on
business nt Nelson), as a partner
therein, and that he will not be responsible for any debts incurred by
said company since said dissolution.
Diited at Nelson,   11.   C,   this   18th
day of February, A. D., 1901.
Per Elliot St. Lennie his solicitors.
rilUKNlCU, BEKTON & Co.-Corner Vornon
X and Josephine StreotH, Nelnoii���Whcle-
Bale dealers tn Uquoru, clg-arti, und dry goods.
Agents for Pabst Brewing Co. of Aiilttuukut
and Calgary Brewing Co o( Calgary.	
UDBON'S BAY Co.-Wholosalo groceries
and liquors etc., Bakor Street, Nelson.
tl ALIFOKN1A WINK OO., IJiniUid-Corncr
/ Front and Hall Streets, Nelson���Wholesale dealora n wines lease and bulk), und
doniestio and imported oigars.
T Y. GKIFF1N & CO.-Comor Vornon and
���J ��� Josephine Streets, Nelson ��� Wholo^ale
dealers in provlslo**-* ured .,o ts, butter and
Do you want some fine stationery-
letter paper and envelopes���with the
name of your home or "Nelson, It.
C," printed thereon? The Miner can
supply you.
The Royal Bank of Canada.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Anlliarlzril,
.    .    i��.i,ooo,ooo.oo I Capital Pulil-np.     .
Beat, ��ji,7oo,o*hi.oi��
Hoard of nirrrlnra     rhomas E. Konny,   President;   Thomas Ritchie. Vlco-1'resident.
Wiley Smith. H.Q. Bauld, Han. David MaoKeen.
Bead Oflice, Halifax:
General Manager, Ed.on L. Pease, Montreal.	
ant of Branches, and Secretary, W. B. Torrance, Halifax.
Branches 1
Qnenee���Montreal.   (City   Ofllco),   Montreal
Nova le*tl*- Halifax Branch, Antlgonlsh,
Brldgewater, GuyBboro. Londonderry, Lunenburg. Maltland (Hants Co.), Pictou, Port
ltuwkofltrary, Sydney. Huubonacadle.Truro.
,<lew    Bruaawleli ��� Bathurst,     Dorchester,
Fredorlcion, Kingston (Kent Co.), H ���-��� -
ten. Nowoastle, Suckvllle, St, John,Woodstock*
I". B. bland���CUarlottotowu, Suuiruersid*.
West Knd (Cor. Notre Ilamo und Solg
nours Streets); Westmounb (Cor. Greene
Avenue arid St. Catharines Street.
Newfoundland- St. John's.
Cnlia, West Indies���Havana.
United Klates���New York (11) Uxchangc Place
Republic, Wash.
Grand   Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson,   Rossland,     ficonver,
Vancouver East End, Victoria.
Correspondents ���
C*n*dn-Merohantii Bank of Canada. BMtan-Natlonal Hhawimil. illnnk. Chicago-Illlnotl
Trust and Sailugi Hank, aan Frmiclsco-Flrst National Bank. London, EMI. - Hunk of
Scotland, rarla, Vrance���Credit IiTonnals. Bermuda��� Bank of Hnnnwla. China and Ja
pan���Hong Kong and Shanghai Bunking Corporation.   gpohane-Old Nntionul Hunk.
General Banking Bualnea* Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Letter* ol Credit. Etc., Negotiated.
Account* received ou the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
r'/ l�� /y
With plenty of our
nice, clean ware in
your kitchen, you will
find housework easy
and enjoyable. It lasts
for years, and is a
pleasure every day.
Besides, "things taste
so good" when they
are cooked in it.
The champion 8-year-old pacing filly
Little Squaw is owned by F. O. Ceid-
burg, a brakeman at Topeka.
The original guideless wonder Happy
Jack, 2:0tiVi, at that wuy of going, is
now owned by David Weller of Erie, I*a.
Minneapolis horsemen propose to have
an ice truck ou the Luke of the Isles this
winiiT ou a more eluborute scale than
ever before.
A young mare by Rensselaer Wilkes,
owned at Hnulford, l'a.. hus shown a
mile in 2:15 Hut this full. She will be
seen ou the grand circuit of l'JOO.
ItosnlinU Wilkes, 2:14%, once a Btar of
the grand circuit, campaigned by John 10.
Turner of Ambler, l'a., went through the
auctions a few weeks ugo for $80.
The North I'cnn contingent are pleased
with tbe suTcess of the gray pacer Ben
Mitchell, as he has lost but one rac< thi*
year und uow has a record of 2:18*4.
Snudy Smith, who drove Venus II to
her record of 2:1114, will open a training
Btablc iu California, probably at Los An-
gcles, where he now is with the Keating
Chester figures out that descendants of
George Wilkes won $220,000 and descendants of Electioneer $140,450 at
meetings where the purses averaged
$1,000 or more the past season.
Tom Nolan, 2:1C"4, who started In 19
races and won 14 this year, is said to
huve worn the same Bet of shoes all
through his campaign. They were put
on in March and never taken off.
While sis stallions trotted this season
in 2:08 or better���namely, Bingen, 2:00^4;
Cresceus, 2:0"i4* Peter the Great, 2:07*4;
Jupe, 2:07%; Fred Kohl, 2.07%, and
Tommy Britton, 2:08���no mare has shown
anything like championship speed.
Speaking of divorce, wouldn't It be a
good idea to take Cupid to an oculist?���
New York World.
An Indiana man has discovered gold on
his farm and is preparing to resist a
British invasion.���Baltimore American.
A West Side man swallowed a lighted
cigar when held up by footpads. No
wonder ha is tired with indignation.���
Chicago Democrat.
There is soma hope for the nobility of
England. Two members heve gone to
work���one as an actor and the other as a
newspaper man.���Baltimore American.
The proposed monument on Boston
Common to the British soldiers who fell
at Bunker Hill is kindly but unnecessary.
The Bunker Hill monument owes its existence to them.���Philadelphia Ledger.
The Cherokees are thrifty. They can
sell out to Uncle Sam for a goodly sum
tbat will buy them plenty of land in Mexico and still leave them enough to live on
through the most painful part of the civilizing process.���New Vork Press.
It will be a pity If the Boers destroy
the railway bridges in South Africa for
the purpose of delaying the advance of
the British, but we can take comfort in
the probability that when the war is over
Americans will get the contract* to rebuild them.���Pittsburg Times.
A Cleveland court has ordered a wife
to pay $20 counsel fees and $4 a week
alimony to her husband pending divorce
proceedings. Probably the man sues on
the ground that his wife is unable to keep
him in the style he was accustomed to before marriage.���Cincinnati Commercial-
To prevent the legs of furniture from
tearing tlie carpet a pad has been designed consisting of a spindle to be inserted
in the end of the leg, with a heeded portion formed at the lower end, the latter
being covered by a cap of leather or rubber.
Multiplication and division can be readily figured by the use of a new reckoner,
which is formed of a pair of circular pads
having ligurcB arranged on each pad in
such combination that the turning of the
disks will show the different quotient*
and multiplicands.
Travelers will appreciate nn Improved
tooth brush designed for their use, a short
tube or cot of rubber being perforated nt
tho tip and thickened to form a stiff
backing for the bristles, the cot being
slipped on the finger for use and turned
wrong sido out to protect the bristle*
when carried In the pocket.
Th* Ainu women in Japan tattoo their
faces to give them the appearance of
men with whiskers.
The Icelanders will not burn ash for
firewood, because tbey believe thut tbos*
who sit about such a fire wNl becom*
A reticent person's epitaph Is to be
seen on a tombstone In the graveyard
at Stowe, N. II. It runs thus: "1 was
somebody���wbo Is no bimluess of yours."
There Is not another wiTd or even letter
on tbt stone.
In Germany, as In many other European countries, there II a rule that no
more people shall rldt on street cart
than i-iin find seats. Consequently if a
car Is full, If a woman gets on and If a
mini gives tbo woman his scat, tha man
is ejected.
In 62 towns and villages of Formosa
there are one or more Christian churches.
The English Presbyterian church hat
ten hospitals connected with Its mlssiont
In China and India, where 80,000 patients art treated annually.
Bishop Steere substituted a church for
a slave market In /nnilbar, and many of
the slnve children whom the sultan gave
the bishop as a compliment are now
themselves missionaries.
Dr. Joseph Parker of the City Temple,
London, said the other day thnt If every
curate were a Balnt, If every dean were
beyond reproach and If archbishops were
in point of excellence almost archangels
he should still be a strong Protestant
evangelical dissenter.
Ticket* on the armored train art
punched by Boer riflemen.���Detroit Fret
In the long run John Bull will beat the
Boers, but the run Is likely to be several
years longer than he contracted for.���
Kansas City Times.
Tbe natives In South Africa will doubtless be very much Interested In watching
Ui* plao* of whit* men to clrllln people
cf their owu colar.-rVublnftOB Bur. NBlSON  DAILY MINES, IUESuAv,   FEBRUARY 19. 19<>1
Pursuant'to   the    "Creditors'   Trust
Deeds Act" and   Amending Acts.
Notice is lieuctiv given that John
Leask and Francis C. Rankin, carrying on business in tlie .town of Cran
brook in the Province ^of Uritish Columbia, as tailors and men's outfitters
under the firm and style of Leask tit
Rankin, by deed of assignment for the
benefit of creditors, bearing date the
7th day of January, luoi, made in
pursuance of the '-Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and amending acts, have
granted and uBsigned unto Creighton
Ross Palmer, of t'l-nnbruok, liritish
Columbia, clerk, all tbe personal estate, credits und effects of the said
John Lens's: and Francis G. ltankin,
and of each of tliein (both partnership
and private) which may be seized
and sold under execution and all their
real estate and of each of them in
trust to pay the creditors of the said
Leask tit Rankin, ratably a.id proportionately ^their just claims without
preference or priority according to
The said deed of assignment was executed by tne Baid John Leask aim
Francis C. Rankin, on the 7th day of
Jituunry, 11)01, and by the said Cieigh
ton Ross Palmer on the ��th day of
January,  mm.
All persons having claims against
the said Leask tit Rankin are required
to file with the trustee on or before
the 20th day of January, 10U1, full
particulars "of their claims duly verified, and the natures of the securities,
if any, held by them.
And notice is hereby given that after the said 2(ith day of Januar-, 11)01.
the trustee will proceed to distribute the assets of the estate among
the parties entitled thereto, having
regard to the claims only of which he
then shall have had notice and that
he will not be responsible for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to arty pen on or persons of whose
cliii.n he ehall not then have had notice.
A meeting of the creditors will be
held on Saturday the 2(>th day ol January, 1901, at two o'clock iu the afternoon, at the offices of W. F. Gurd,
solicitor, Baker street, Cranbrook,
B.   C.
Dated at Cranbrook, tbis 11th day
oOapuary, 1901.
Solicitor for the Trustee.
Pnrtuant   to   the   "Creditors'   Trust
Deeds Act" and Amending Acts.
Notice is hereby given that George
Bremner, carrying on business on
Baker street in the town of Cranbrook
in the Province of British Columbia, under the firm and style of
George Bremner tit Son, as general
merchants, by deed of assignment for
the benefit of creditors, bearing date
of the loth day of January, 1901, made
iu pursuance of the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and amending nets has
granted and assigned unto Robert Edward Sherlock, of Lethbrldge, Alberta,
North West Teiritories, merchant, all
his pergonal estate,credits and effects.
wbi-bh may be seized and sold undei
execution ami all hiB real estate, in
trust to pay the creditors of the said
George Hreroner tit Son, ratably and
proportionately their just claims without preference or priority according to
The said decd7of "assignment was
executed by theTsaid George Bremner
and the aaid Robert Edward Sherlock on the 10     'ay of January, 1901.
All persona h.ving claims against
tlie aaid George Bremner & Son are
required to file wi'h the assignee full
���particulars of their claimB duly verified, and the nature of the securities if
any held by them, on or before the
2sth day of January,    A.  D. 1901.
And notice is hereby given that after tbe said 28th day of Janu-iry. 1901,
the assignee will proceed to distribute
the assets of tlie estate among the
parties entitled thereto, having regard
to the claims only of which the assignee shall then have had notice, and
that the said assignee will not be responsible for the assets, or any part
thereof, so distributed to any person
or persons, firm or corporation, of
whose debt or claim he shall not then
have had notice.
A meeting of the creditors will be
held on Monday the 2Kth day of Jan*
uay, A. 1). 1901, in the premises of
the said debtor, Baker street, Cranbrook, B. C , at the hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated at Cranbrook this 14th day
of January, A. D. 1001.
Solic""** *'����� the Assigne.
liAKMt Stbubt.
h J Estate and insurance Agonts,
Three lots and bungalow, 5 rooms
and bathroom, with nil modern im-
provementB, eleetiic light fixtures
complete, good locality, good view.
Situation. Hoover Street, near Josephine.    Kasy terms.
Lot tl, Hlock ��, Bof-OHtown, With (i-
rootuvd house, new, S'.iftO.
Mill Street���Lot, und (i-roomed house
with bathroom, modern conveniences,
Ifl-umbiug complete, 91900: M rent for
d*!*, per month,
For domt-slic or steam use.
A full supply always on
Kates to all railway and
lake points.
General Agent.
Tel. No. 265.
Office ��� Two doors west
C.P.R. offices.
By the week from $5 to $6.
By the day *i.oo.
J, V. O'LAUGHIJrJ, Prop-
IsieW Goods
f4eW Goods
We are showing
in SERQES Black and Colored.
TWEEDS Plain and Fancy
LADIES'   Cloth,  different shades,
For Samples See Our Window
Corner Baker and Stanley Street.
NELSON, B. G.    j
���1 mm+mmm km,,,
Owrers   having   claims  for
sale containing say
Less than 10 per cent lead -and
small Values Cold or Silver
me requested to forward par
uculars as to approximate
quantities of ore in sight, assay values, amount of development work done, trans-por
tation facilities, names of locations, etc., to
P.O. BOX, 505, NES0N.
B. 0-
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand oi
Rough and Dressed
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber*-
Mill nt PILOT BAY. Yards, NELSON
and LABI O.
I1I1T1I ���     -limlmXrAm
conrusstoN aoent.
p. O. Box (>?(>.  Oablo Aitdross: ''GrqaseiHe,"
Nelson.   Oodo-MoroInO A Went.
Is prnpiiivil to nep-ofiute the Bale of
developed mines. Hns arranged tty
dealing In slimes nntlie -London and
M* nliriil sinrk Exchanges. Share*
bought and Hold in London on margin.
Will inkr oharKe of tbe interest* 61
absentee investors.
Office: Selous Block, Nelson, B��� a
As nature muting lor the rain ot sprina-.
She Waited for hia letter���overseas.
Long Mile lay dusty lor her traveling,
TW summiT days but bloom girt traveatlet,
8b(i waited by the tn. on, with sightless eyes,
Unbearable her womaii'a industries;
Blie waited, brave or pensive, woman wise,
For that uucoming voice acrosa tbe seas.
Weary the while, she lent her car to catch
Tha constant rhythm of a neighbor's tune,
That clung aa beea about a rose clad thatcb,
Piped 'neath her window noon by noon.
Last night she oped the lattice of her heart
And took tt tn.   Today, aa it to abame
inconstancy unto the rover's talth,
Across the silent seas his letter camel
-Martha Qllbert Dickinson tn Atlantic Monthly.
��� I I.I I I I I I I I I I II I II I I I II !���
Btory of a "French General's Repudiation of Bis Grandson.
��� I I I I I I I I 1 I I I I II I I I I I I I l��l
Some rears ago 1 came across a French
newspaper containing an account of ��
trial to establish the plaintiff's claim to
an estate. One Oucrin and his wife and
child, named Charles, came to live in the
small town of Rios, in Kranchecompte,
France, in 1800. The tnuu had no occupation, and yet the family seemed to be
well off. As Charles grew up he attended
school, but he was fonder of spending his
time among horses or strolling through
the woodB or fishing or swimming in the
streams that ran into the river Olgnon
than ot studying bis lessons.
In 1877 Mme. Guerin died. For some
time she and her husband bad been addicted to drink. They mortgaged the
house which tbey bad bought, and it was
sold over Ouerin's head shortly after his
wife's death. Guerin removed with the
boy to Gy, five or six miles away to the
south. Me drank heavily, dressed in
good style and exhibited rings and jewelry, though the boy went around poorly
clad. One day Giierin was arrested as an
escaped convict aud takeu away. Charles
at once appropriated 15 francs which
was In a drawer, and would have taken
his father's jewelry if the box containing
it had not vanished. Chillies wus now 14
year* old, and with the 15 francs in his
pocket he decamped. It was June, and
the weather was tine, so the boy made
up his mind to go to 1'nris on toot. A
few mileB out, he came up with a traveling photographer and remained with him
tor three weeks and left him nt Kplual.
In the middle ot July he found himself at
Lamarcbe, some 15 miles from l-'pinul.
It was growing dark, so he bought some
bread and milk, and then, making for an
old stable away from the road, he climo-
ed up tbe ladder Into the loft aud lay
down at full length on some hay, looking
out et the open hatch. In that position bo
fell asleep. Buditcnlj be awoke and
beard voices below. He saw a light shifting through a crack in the floor and put
his eye to the aperture. Two mcu were
seated on the floor below, with a lamp
near by. They were counting money into
a handkerchief which was spread between them.
"There!" -said one. "That makes 463
francs. A mighty big sum for' a man to
risk his head for!" i
Wrap It up," said the other. , "Do you
think any one will ever suspect you, the
���schoolmaster, and mc, the verger V Besides, If the old man hadn't died under
the circumstances of which you and I
know, ho would -certainly have died in a
week or two from natural causes."
'Tire '-first -speaker wrapped up the money In th* handkerchief, nrosc and, reach-
ing up, (nit tire bundle In a hole in the
wall "near the ���ceiling.
^There," he said. "'It will be safe until
the funeral Ib *oveT-and things have quieten -down."
"I wish We had jdst now all the money
that has been in that hole," suid tbe other man.
After they had quitted the place
Charles was drowsily thoughtful. He
had �� vagoe idea (bat some one had been
murdered and robbed, and wbile trying to
put together the conversation he hftd
overheard he fell asleep,, When he
awoke, day was just about to break. He
���arose and, dcsconaiiift the ladder, looked
up at the hole in. which the bundle was
deposited. "I nin* have thnt money,"
he aaid half aloud, and by climbing up
the back of the ladder be reached the
hole and drew forth the bundle. He distributed the money about bis person,
thrust back the handkerchief into tbe
bole and,-quitting the stable, crept round
to the rear and made his way across the
fleld* to a stream, which he followed for
some time until he oamc to a village.
It Wus daylight, and he saw a tailor at
work In his window. His clothes were
mean and torn, so he entered the tailor's
shop aud bmurM a secondhand pair of
trousers aud h Jacket. At another place
hie bought shoe nml some other thing*
and then made I'm Hie bunk of the
stream again. He walked ou some distance ana thou took a bnth nnd donned
his -new outfit. The rugs lie had discarded be rolled together and flung Into
* dltcb. He soon came to another village
and bought himself a cap and had a good,
hearty meal. When night come on, he
climbed a tree, fixed liliiiwlf In a fork
Mid slept. Before going to Bleep, however, h* tied all his money in a linndker-
chief nnd bid It among the foliage nbovo
It wns well that he did so, for he was
awakened by a gruff voice, bidding him
come down. He looked aud biiw below
-htm a big man, nearly seven feet tall, and
a small, thin man not much bigger than
himself, both evidently tramps. He descended and was grabbed by the small
man, who said:
"Ydu young thief, where did yoti get
tbos* clothes! You stole them, and we
are officers come to arrest you."
Tht big man laughed gleefully, and the
nninll man continued:
"Come, strip. Off with them nil, or I'll
kill yoti.   Won't I, Jean?"
"Oh, yes," replied Jean. "He's a terror, Ik my friend, nnd thinks nothing of
killing and eating one of his own site or
��v��fl bigger.    Don't you, AntolneV"
"Ye��, Indeed," wa�� the reply. "Come,
0<* by one the boy removed hi*
clothes, and Antolne removed his. Then
Atttolhe put on Charles' habiliments and
threw bis rugs to Charles. Tbe men
then left him, Antolne saying:
"If you move for tho next ten minutes,
I'll come buck and bite you. Won't I,
Charles bad perforce to put on th*
wretched  garments Which  Antolne  bad
discarded,   but   fortunately   tb*   thieve*   .
kit Wm ht* "boos, .nd bli money WM   -Brooklyn CUIsil.
safe. So, having secured hi* money, Be
started off iu a direction opposite to that
taken by the two robber*. When h*
reached a highway, he came across ��
fanner whose horse had fallen, W
Chm-les lent a helping hand, tor Wbtob.
act tbe farmer gave him a rid* to Dottle-
vunt, the next town. Th�� firmer slid
bis name was Prepiust, and that everybody knew him thereabout. The farmer
treated the boy to a hearty meal,
weut to a tailor's shop to buy
clothes, but the tailor was suspicious Mid
hesitated until Charles told him th��t h*
bud conic to town with Fanner Prepiust. Then the tailor'* manner changed.
He wns very pleosant and furnished the
bov with all that he required. He Maid
at Doulevnnt until tbe next day, ��ud
then, not wishing to com* across Jean
and Autoine again, he took another
course and reached Brlenne.
Wbile be was enjoying his ��dpp*r at at
inn two officer* entered) aud a crowd
gathered around theto. On* of them re-
lated bow old Farmer Coumartln of Le-
mnrche had been robbed and murdered ���
few day* before, and how it had been
discovered that a short, slim man had
been seen to enter *n old stabl* Jnrt
about dark and quit it early th* next
day, and bow, ou searching the stable,
the police fouud lu a hole lb th* Trail m
handkerchief belonging to the murdered
The officer narrated ho"w th* short,
slim man was traced to a village, *rher*
he bought clothes and other things,
though everybody said h* we* net a
man, but a boy. Then be was traced
along the river, and the old clothe* h��
hud worn were found iu a ditch. At another villuge the officers found ha had
bought a cap, and farther on they taw
two men come out of a wood and cayn-
tured the short, slim man, and a tail Waft
with him. The small man we** th*
clothes described by th* tailor and Wso
the hat and other things, and, though h��
might be taken for a boy until 1*0*0 looked closely at him, yet he was a b*a.***dl**e
mun ot about 30. The officer said that
he and his companion had lodged both nt
the prisoners in the jail at Brleftn* and
would take them to Lamarck* th* next
It was a wonderful thing to Charte*
that he had had such an escape, atM H
resolved to leave Brlenn* early Ul th*
morning and take the railroad te Pari*.
The nearest station was six mile* fcway,
and Charles Set out to walk. When h*
had been on the road over an hour, h gentleman came out of a villa, carrying h
vuliso. Charles got ahead ot hit* hnd
was hurrying on when th* geatltma*
called to bim:
"Boy, are you going to th* railnMsl
station?" he asked.
"Yes, sir," the boy said politely, tatting his cap.
"Curry my valise for rae and ra Iptf
you." suid the gentleman.
Cbnrles willingly consented, aM tht
geiiili'iiuui questioned bim as te his business, and so forth. Charles said a* Ira*
going to Paris to look for work. Whet
tbey reached the station, It was Surprised to find that the stranger bad
bought n ticket for him and expected him
to sit beside him in th* ear. Hhviog
found that Charles knew a good deal
about horses and driving, tht gentle-mat
wrote on a cat* which ht gave ��t tht
boy, saying:    . ,
"Take this card to tht tddt-eak I hav*
written on It when yet reach Ptti*.
General F., who is * relative, toW tnt
last week that he wanted t boy Ilk* you
to act as groom to his daughter, w*k�� it
an invalid."
The day he reached Parte *Chttl** carried at General F.** address and delivered
the card. After questioning him ��J�� t��
what he knew about horse* th* general
sent bim to bit country. r*sid*te* at
Dreux, with a letter explaining th* fattier. Mile. 9-. trek 4 lady bt W *-r o%
sintering from nervous ptottratlon.
CharleB answered til th* ttqorrtrli!*t*
and things werit on v��ry blHsanrt* t����
five years, by which time ht was about
20 and a well favored youth. Foi* some
days Charles was relieved from his heaviest duties, a* his mistress was eoblnel
to the bouse with a sever* told. On*
morning he was walking along th* road,
reading a book, when a man In clerical
garb approached him, walking with hi*
head down and his hands behind him.
As tbey drew bear Chattel looked *p
and the mnn did the tame.
'���Mv God!" *Oharle�� exctataed. -"H*
The man started and gazed tt Chart**
witb wonder aud amusement.
"Cbnrles," he skid in suppressed 'ton*.
"Is it possible?"
"Yes, sir; 1 am Charles Guerin," WM
the answer.
"How came you hither? How Strang*
it all seems!" Guerin laid.
"I have been for five years in the en-
ploy of General F. tit his villa, attending
upon Mile. F. a* her groom," waa tha
"It is wonderful," Guerin said. "1
can scarcely believe my senses. But Ut
mu tell you my story. My rell nam* Is
Noli-iilgnn and you are not my son. I a*sd
my wife were In General F.'s employ for
years. Mademoiselle wis tt ix-hool m
Kugluud and eloped with tn officer la the
British army, named HuuiBoy. General
F. and myself went to England *n*4 discovered their whereabouts. Gfeaefal V.
Carried off his daughter and brought her
to France.. Bb�� was taken t* Fresaay,
and tbero a child was born. That child
Is yourself. My Wife and 1 were.paid to
take you away and provide for you. I
became dissipated, a* you know, Mid demanded more money from 'General 7. It
wns refused, and I used threats. I wns
arrested falsely as an escaped convict.
General F. had immense power, and 1
was convicted and sent to prison without
a chance to open my mouth. One month
ago I escnped. I found a man who bad
been a convict along with me and is now
prosperous. He gave me shelter aud
money. I assumed this disguise aud
came hither in hopes of seeing Mile, v.,
or more properly Mrs. Ramsay, and having this great wrong righted."
In tho presence of Guerin and Charles,
Mile. F. admitted the truth of Ouerin's
statement. She was very wealthy, having Inherited a large estate from her
mother. She confessed that she had executed a will leaving all her property fa
her son, If he should ever be discovered.
As n result of th* disclosure, she received
a severe shock and diitf within a week.
General F. denounced Guerin and
Cbnrles as ImpoHert, but a trial fully
established the right of th* young man
to his mother's estate and to the nnm�� of
Ramsay. Not tnt least important ind-
dent of the trail was th* production of
the men who arretted Guerin hnd removed the box containing his jewelry, tha
purpose being to secure letter* In Ouerin's'
possession which fully dliclosoj tht ��*���
Sationshlp between Mil*, f, llid Chorli*.
H. & M. BIRD
Agents for Eurelna niaettl Wool tod
a to.
insurance Ge. of North America, Mutual Uf*
Insurance-Oo.,-9! New York, Qtebee
Firs Assurance Go.
Two Rood, level lota on Kelson
avenue,   ISogustown.., 8375 00
Mr*, tjnowden's residence un
Uobeon street
59-foot corner OS Latimer Ht...  525 00
Two 25-foot lot* in lllook 40
Latimer  street...  500 00
Cottage on Stanley street ��15 00
4-Rooiied collage   on  oorner ot
Yt*r% abd Gbre Streets  12 00
Net* bona* On Water Street....   15 00
agme ni.,- -iijimg-g.
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tare the forces which
cotfibfoe to make
our Photographs
the ad mil ali on of
all impartial critics.
I till 1st III    .11*111
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relative* afflicted with; Die bit
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a sure cure -which can be given
with or without the knowledge
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for reply. Address Dr. "tV. H.
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Ooal find Wood.
AgMiU Imperial 0U 0** HA.
tikirmore Coal, - $6.75
Crow's Nest Coal, $6.15
Anthracite,   -    ���   $10.75
Kb order can he accepted unless
accompanied by cash.
Office Ooreer Um\ end -Baker Street-*.
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A larg-e, smooth Tomato
The��tee*ie-Brlgg�� ''Rnormous"
Tomato & ���reify large, very
smooth, meaty, find with fetv
seeds. We will send a packet
and oar large illustrated seed
catalogue on receipt ot 16 cent,
anywhere, hy mail. This is Canada's ���ewest tomato. Oet it.
Aa ft BARROW, A M. I. O.K
Provincial Land Surveyor
Oorner Viotoria and Kootenay Sts.
P. O. Bo* Mo. Telephone No. 95
SHSStlStli ..ii    i    S
V. a GBEKH       9. 8. OLEMBNTS
Civil Engineer* and Provincial Und
P. O. Boa-lil Htlmn B. n
taker Atwrt,
NELSON,  �����   -   B. C.
* m ��� i -ii   ��� ��� 1 ���
Fwnch Corsets mshufaotured from
measurement, and upon laleBt Paris
models. Imported French goods used.
West Block, 287 Baker Street, near
Hall StWsef"
film      Wi'   '��'
Will pay the -highest cash prioe for all
kind* ol Betxrad band good*. Will boy
or sell anything from an anctiot to a
needle. Furniture, stoves, oaipertt,
cooking utensils, bought in household
qnantitie*. Alio cast off clothing.
Gall and t�� me or write. Addtea*
ftllter King7 Mitt, Boi Mo. la!)
8tr��m. Nelaon. P. fl.
H-E-T. fiAinflMN, C-E.
OtrrrOfe: 8, B aM 10. ft.-W.-C. Block.
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DB.   MOBBI80N,    Bentlst,   has  re-
fR.��&r*offloM ,n th*
" Soo Une
TRAl m FttOSl ftBytfo-Vt-OKE
Also TOUBIST CABS passing  Dun-
lliore Jfltclioii Ttiesdii-ys,    llurrsdnvs,
Fridays und Suhdays r��li* Bt IWl.Hat-
nrdays fur W nln-iil and Boa!on, Mondays and Widnefilnys   fwi< Toronto.
S..me cars puis  ReteAaioke one day
tot*  yont* etsK-Vn trip tj Ig .see
ycui-ticket remls vuiOiuiDdian Pacitic.
Tra.ns and rJteaiuei-s Depart.
B .yx   ) Steamer for Kootenty Land
1 Steam
fing at
) Oiow's
aud  eastern  point*   via
s Kent lloute.
8-CO    ) Train   fc*   B-OHsland, ��rand
Ex Bun \ Forks, ttreenWood,M4d-��a>,etc
9:00    i Train for Slocan City, Slocan
fit Bon f iKiiuts, and Bandon.
)u-00   i Steamer foi-Kaslo and inter-
Ex Bun 1 rboiliiite points.
Train for Rowland, Naknsp,
sin   line  and
'oaat Points.
For Time Tables, EUtee arid tail in-
fermaUob call ou or address neavreat Local Agent, ot*,
\nia  jjrainfor R
l-����iiv    i-ReveUUike,
V���*    jFacinicCoae
SpoKane FaH> t%
5 -���   -���---   -������   ��� ,.-..< ..���-,.-   stajpp i
Northern ft'v.
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Nelson JL rort
Red Mo-Mntttift R'v.
Tlie only all rail route betweea
all points east, west and south to
Rossland, Nelson and intermediate
points; connecting at Spokane With
Great Northern, Northern Pacific,
and O. R. & N. Co.
Connects at Nelson vith steamer
for (Casio arid all Kootenay taka
Connects at Meyer's Falls with
stage daily for Republic, and connects at B-ossburg- With singe daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
Leave DAT TRAIN        Arrive
8:00 a. tn Spokane.- o-tOp.ni.
11:60 a.m Uoselnnd .8:19 p.ni.
7*.0oa.m Nelaon .7 ;16 p.m.
9:46 p.m Spokane 7 -00 am.
11.00 p. m Uossland 7 *QD avm.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P, tk T^.
_ Spokaae Wa*b
Aa-ent,. Nelaon. B.O
t���at     l " ,   a ��� I stW I
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Kootenay RtUway ��. Htv.
Company, Ltd.
l��irt����t aiidtjuicttcstroiitetol��oK��st*��aa all
poli.tt on Che O. H. n.d N.����al Nonhera
PaClTlc KsllwuyBlh WapS
Oregon, ana ttie Scsltii
PasHOriger trstn for 8o.n4oa��rid way stations
leaves Kaalo at 8 a. m., dafiy.    Itoturnlng,
leaves Sandon tt 1.15 p.m., arriving tt Kaslo
at 3.65 -p.m.
Operating on Kootenty Ukisnl Bl-rer.
8 8. Kaslo leaves Kaslo d��Hy��*��am- M*vea
rilot Bay dally at 0:15 a ni: ivrrlvos Kuskeaook
d.ily at 11:14am. HelurnlrVg, fiiVes Jtoko-
nook daily at 12:40 pm; leaves fslotlar dally
at2:3Uum;srrtvonlCaslod.llytt��pta7   '
8.8.1nternatlbnal leaves r-.ojj.on dally at T
am; lcav��s l>irot Bay daily at 0-15 fc m; arrives
Kaalo dally at lu:46 a tu. totnrattYtxlM'.vas
Kaalo dally atliim; lsavf h Pilot flay d��Uy at
ttvUsK*""- ' '���-���-��� <�����
*:�� p m; arrives NoiBOli dally ItiiShp ni.
���Passenger train loaves Kul
kano daily on arrival of irt*a"rrk.. ...
neotiiag at Bormor's Ferry -Mth Onat t
(Iyer, east bound.
Leaves Spokario for KviBkonaok <
a in, making; direct oOnt-octHm at .
with stoatMr Kaalo for Nelstn and 1
BteamerseaU ��t principal UnvUratt <a toth
dlreotlons, and at othor point* when signalled.
Tlpkets sold to all points In Otnada and th*
To Moortkln rates and full ttffdrmatloa td-
����nae��r. If tStD < , O
O. K T*nKABimY Ixioal Agent.
I"II       I II    ���   II
Brewers ot Pine Lata-er
Beer an* ftottter.
tlelvon. B. t)a
Oavoots, Desitrns, OopyriajhU and
Trade Msrks obttilnea In 0*nada
and all foreign countries.
Room a, Bank, of British North
America, HuBtiHsrs 8t*e*Jt, Vancouver.
call on ma
A. TAMBLYN. M.......
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mi*  sn   ih^aaaaw��� ��-
Canada Permanent aNd-Wes-
tern Canada Mortoack
Moaey to ��oaa on attalaht MortgtRe.
AwlytoO. !.. UiMNoi.  Baker Bt,
Nelson, Nelson Daily Miner, Tuesday, February 19, 1901
s.  i imm '.'a.".i-
ULL ...I
Official Report of Explosion
at the Union Goal
Nelson Men Interested In the
Santa Gatalina District.
Mining Items.
final round of the All-Comers tournament, tl.u initial game* of which were
played at the Rossland bonspiel. The
Nelson rinka defeated tbe other contestants and would have played the
final there had tbe ice been in good
shape. The game came off last night
and was witnessed by a nuiuber'of
enthusiasts. Ties were frequent and
the game was anyone's until the limt
stone was thrown. A tie was made in
the eleventh end but In the twelfth
and decisive end Richardson dissolved
the tie, winning as follows:
D. S. Stanley, G. C. Hodge,
C. Morrison, J. H. Fox,
J. H. Wallace,        A. T. Walley,
F. Tamblyn,s. 11.   W.Richardson,s. 12.
Vancouver, Feb. 18.���The offer of
Moran and Borwick, of London, of
�����150,000 oash In 1)0 days for the Britannia group of copper mines on Howe
Sound was accepted at a general
meeting of the stockholders of the
company today. L. J. Boscowitz and
H. Walters, managing director, go to
England to transfer the property.
Moran and Borwick say they will
spend one million in the development
and equipment of the mine.
��� ��� ���
Vancouver, Feb. 18.���Premier Dunsmuir, the owner of the Columbia
mine, where the recent terrible catastrophe occurred, instructed John Matthews, manager of the mine today to
give the following official report of
tbe catastrophe:
"At 10:30 Friday morning the explo
ttiou occurred at No. �� shaft. The
cause of the explosion is yet unknown
I Immediately went to the mouth of
the shaft and saw that one ot the
cages was'at the bottom and could not
be brought up. I rigged up the other
cage, broken by the explosion, and
myself and three of the men descended
the shaft. I found the midwall :;:io
feet down blown out and the apparatus which ventilates the mine demoralized. We could go no further until
it waB repaired and it took until 8
lo'ciock that Pight to repair it. Then
the second explosion occurred and we
realized the mine was  on fire and the
��� ease of the  men   hopeless.    We  then
.poured   three   streams of water dowu.
I number 0, excluding the air by sealing the shaft up. At 10.30 tbe rescue
crew and managers came from Victoria and one more uttempt was made
to rescue the men. We turned two
heavy streams into No. r> and stopped
No. 5 and with the hope of forcing the
air into No. 0 expecting to be able to
follow the air in and   rescue the men.
��� We were unable to restore the ventilation, owing to the large quantity of
gas in the mine. At 4 a. m. another
explosion occurred in No. 0 and giving up all hope we flooded the mine
sealing over No. 5 and 6."
Tbe latest despatch tonight states
that the work of recovering the bodies has commenced and it is thought
that some will be   brought   up before
* *   *
W. R. Ramsdnll of San Diego,
California, Is registered at the Phair.
He Ib a former mining operator in
the Kootenays and Washington country and numbers his friends In this
district by the score. For upwards
of a year Mr. Ramsdall lias h3en managing director of tbe syndicate, which
includes himself, P. Burns, Bruce
White and others, operating In the
Santa Catallnn country, Mexico.
Their property there is very extensive, embracing 1,000 claims, the majority of which are copper propositions. A feature of the group la one
hugn deposit which outcrops In the
form of a bill or mesa. This contains
three immense ledges or veins carrying ore which averages 8 per cent cop-
��� per. Under the conditions in which
this deposit exists mining operation
partakes of the nature of quarrying,
and mnkes the property very valuable.
��� The syndicate which Mr. Ramsdall directs were the first people In the
Santa Catallna Section and secured
the choicest locations. Since then
other compnntes bave gone In and the
district is rapidly coming to tbe
front. Mining corporations have the
advantages of cheap lubor, good conditions for roud building and a fine
climate. At present the Santa Catallna company !s doing prospect work
with a crew of  some   150  men.   The
.   work is progressing rapidly   and later
on the matter of reduction works will
-   be taken into consideration.
��� ���   ���
Bossland, Feh. 18.���During the
week ending Saturday, the Ui-anby
smelter at Grand Forks treated 4,410
tons of ore, principally from the Knob
Hill, Old Ironsides und Victoria
(Continued from First Page.)
Richardson Beat Tamblyn Yesterday
After an Exciting Match.
The most exciting curling match
of the season took place'; at the rink
last night when tbe Tarnblyn-Rlch-
ardson  rinks came   together   in   tbe
kin, Sir Ernest Satow, had been instructed to gather together the claims
that weie to be made. Referring to
the railroad disputes. Lord Cranhorne
said, Russia has assured the government that the occupation of the Pe-
kin-Shan Hal Kuan railroad was only
temporary and that the railroad and
material would bo restored at the end
at the end of the occupation. Russia's
assurances respecting the railroads
were most categorical and their
Lord Cranhorne added: "I am
bound to say tbat In all our dealings
we have been received in the most
friendly way. We have no complaii.t
whatever to make against the government of the czar." Continuing Lord
Cranhorne said that Russia has assured the government that any agreement between Russia and China respecting the occupation of Manchuria
was in the nature of a modus vivendi
to prevent disturbances along the
frontiers and railroad. It was purely
temporary and although a guarantee
was expected by Russia tbat these disturbances would not break out again,
tbat guarantee would not take the
form of territorial acquisition, or a
virtual protectorate.
In New Clnvang, althongh nominally under Russian military law, the
private rights of foreign communities
did not appear to have been interfered with. The policy of his majesty's
government was neither aggressive
nor ostentatious,
Sir   Win. Vernon   Harcourt   asked,
Is it not true that an expedition into the
has been ordered by Count von Wal-
dersee, and if so, how does the order
affect our troops'? At the end of such
an operation we might find ourselves
in another guerrilla war among a population far greater than the Boers."
JftLord Cranhorne replied that so far
as the government was aware no power was contemplating an expedition
into the interior of China. If it was
so the British commanders would require freBh instructions. Lord Cranhorne also observed that the government did nut oonsider suicide a pio-
er alternative for the death penalty,
as in the case of Chinese officials implicated in the Boxer outrages.
Lord Stanley, tbe financial secretary to the war office, imparted the
information that tlie government had
purchased for the troops ih South Africa, 113,975 horses in Great Britain
and 71,874 elsewhere. The English
nnd Irish horses proved the best and
the American were next. Of the latter 21,000 were purchased, while Canada supplied 3,750.
Mr. John Redmond, chairman of the
United Irish parliamentary party,
took exception to the
in the House of Lords. He declared
that inasmuch as the Catholic religion
was described as idolatrous and superstitious, he would oppose the granting
of the King's salary, Mr. A. J, Bal-
fonr, the government leader, admitted
he was not an admirer of the form of
wordH, but hoped the practical question of their repetition was disposed
of for many years to come
The refusal of Lord Cranhorne, the
under secretary of state for foreign
affairs, to answer questions concerning which notice had not prerionsly
been given, gave Mr, John Dillon,
Irish nationalist, the chance to move
ah adjournment of tbe house in order
to debate tbe subject. Mr. Dillon
declared that the under secretary for
the foreign office
and that his refusal was a breach
of privilege. Sir Wm. Vernon Harcourt, liberal, Sir Henry Gampbell-
Bannerman, the liberal leader, and
Mr. John Redmond and others supported Mr. Dillon. Mr. Balfour, In
defending the practice, said lt had
been initiated by the "'government after careful consideration. The practice of cross-examining tbe under-foreign secretary was dangerous and
would preclude the carrying on of a
delicate negotiation and might endanger the interests of the nation and
possibly the policy of Europe. No
other nation would   have  allowed the
Special Sale of a New Consignment
Which Has Just Arrived,
Corset Covers from 20c to $1.00
Ladies' Nightgowns at 75c, $1.00, $1.25 and $2.00
Ladies' White Skirts from 75c to $2.00
Ladies' Flannelette Nightgowns, regular 75c. for 50c
Ladies' Flannelette Nightgowns, regular $i, for 70c
Ladies' Fannelette Nightgowns, regular $1.75, for $1.25'
Misses' and Children's Drawers, to clear at 25c
A few Wrappers, to clear at $1.00
Black Satin Shirt Waists, to clear at $1.00
Black and Colored Mercerized Shirt Waists, worth $2, for $1.25
A special drive in Boys' Wool Hose.    We have too many
of these, and as long as they last will sell at these prices;
Heavy Ribbed Wool Hose, 45c line at 25c
Heavy Ribbed Wool Hose. 50c line at 35c
Heavv Ribbed  Wool Hose, 65c line at 45c
We are daily opening New Spring Goods, which we will sell
at remarkably low prices to suit the times.
Continued from First Page.
jusify the heavy outlay. The Pructer-
Kuskonook extension will require a
rock cut from end to end, and engineers have estimated its cost at 83,-
000,000, exclusive of the bridge acrosB
the lake at Kootenay Landing. The
steamer service now in use handles
the business more economically than
such a costly road could,besides maintaining an efficient service. Reports
are not wanting that the extension
will be refused, but so far as can be
learned nothing has been done in tbe
matter as yet.
Company   Formed   In Toronto���
The Ontario Budget.
Toronto, Feb. 18.���A big company
has been formed here to carry on the
dead meats industry under the name
of the Union Stock Yards company.
The government guarantees the interest on the bonds. Half a million is to
be invested and 300 cattle per day
will be killed.
The estimates were presented to the
houes   today  by Premier Ross.    Tbey
call for 83,782,800, as compared
$3,723,292 in 1000.
Toronto, Feb. 18.���Sergeant-Major
Patterson, who was recently reported
killed in action at Marlsburg, Cape
Colony, February 4th, according to
later information, is John Alexander
Patterson, a Canadian scout, who
went to South Africa with the second
contingent, enlisting at Maple Creek,
Assa. He was a son of the late John
Patterson, of Toronto.
Toronto, Feb. 18.���J. 15. Eager,
western representative of Boeckh Si
Co., woodenware merchants, with
headquaiters at Winnipeg, was removed to the smallpox hospital yesterday morning suffering from thu
disease. He is supposed to have contracted the disease while en route
You should'nt send out of town for
cards for yourself or your husband
until you see what The Miner can  do
for you.	
Toronto, Feb. 18.���Tho Spanish
River Pnlp company with a capital of
81,500,000 has received a chartet from
the Ontario legislature. Two or
three members of parliament are on
the directorate,and It Is expected that
the company will conduct operations
on the same scale aa the Ciergen or
Ottawa, Feb. 18.���The press gallery
of the bouse of comomns elected tin-
following officers on Saturday: President, P. M. Sauve'lle, Monteal; vice-
president, R. J. Hartley, Montreal:
secretary, J. R. Ilarkin,Ottawa -executive committee, M. R. Holmden. VV.
Mackenzie. Ottawa, and J. T. Clark,
and F. R.McNamura, Toronto.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine TabloU*. All
druggists refund the tummy If it falls to ouro.
8ltn,   K. w. drwe. Rknmttirfl In nn Atw-h hor.
, ,, ...   , INVENTION.
latitude in   foreign affaus  permitted  ,nvalaftble t0 bu,ln0BB ���,)d profeRfl|0���al men
in this country.   A foreign ambaBsa-1       THE ca.N-DEX COPYING BOOK
dor had congratulated   the late under I AND INK.
secretary, Mr. Wm. St. John  Broder- Letters and other documents can bo copied
1.1.   ���..ui.   ..��....���   �����   immU'i, *���-���,..,.    perfectly and quickly without use of water,
Ick, on bll  refusal   to   reply to.quei- ^as, brush or moistened pad.
tfons not placed upon tb�� paper. i JOHN blanky, Agent, Nelson, B, 0.
Continued from First Page.
adopted   on     motion     of    Aldermen
Hamilton and Irving.
The Nelson Brewing company asked
to have certain changes inj the sewer
arrangements at their property on
Latimer street. The point was referred to the city engineer.
J. J. Foote applied for the post of
driver on the fire department in succession to Arthur Pitchford who has
been drafted to the police force. This
was referred to tbe oommttee on Are,
water, and light.
The medical health officer reported
witb a list of names of citizens who
had failed to make connections with
the sewers or who were not using
suoh connections as provided by bylaw. Action will be taken to amend
this condition.
A statement of the year's operations
at the Nelson general hospital waB
submitted together with the usual application for a grant. This was referred to the finance committee.
City Clerk Strachan laid before
the council the suggestion that a
member of the council be appointed to
the directorate of the charities organization. By resolution, Alderman
Patterson was appointed to represent
the council.
The members present at the meeting
were: Mayor Fletcher, Aldermen
Patterson, Selous, Gillett, Irving,
Hamilton and Madden.
The old idea that the body sometimes needs a powerful, drastic, purgative pill has been exploded; for Dr.
King's New Life Pills, which are perfectly harmless, gently stimulate livei
and bowels to expel poisonous matter, cleanse the system and absolutely
cure Constipation and Sick Headache
duly   2Gc. at Canada Drug & Book Go.
Japan teas���"Spider Leg, "Panflr
ed," "Sun Cured,"���have a place ir
our stock. The new "Ceylon Green'
is fine flavored and economical. Kootenay Coffee Co.
The most miserable beings in tht
world are those Buffering from Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint. Mort
than seventy-five per cent, of the people In tbe Dominion are afflicted
with these two diseases and theii
effects; suoh a Sour Stomach, Sick
Headache, Habitual Costlveness, Palpitation of the Heart, Heart-burti,
VVatorbiash, Gnawing Pains at the
Pit of Stomach, Yellow Skin, Coated
Tongue and Disagreeable Taste in
th Mouth, Coming up of Food After
Eav -% Low Spirits, etc. Go to your
liruggist and get a bottle of August
Flower for 75 cents. Two doses will
relieve you. Try it. For sale by W.
F. Teetzel.
We have in itock choice teas from
India, Ceylon, China, and Japan. We
blend them to your taste. All prices
aud qualities.    Kootenay Coffee Co.
The annual meeting of the subscribers of tho Library will be held in St.
Saviour's church, February 20tb, at
8 o'clock p. m. A large attendance Is
earnestly desired.  Election of officers.
It will pay you to read our ad. io
another column. Our blend of tea at
Thirty cents per pound will suit you
Kootenay Coffee Co.
If yon don't like Blue Ribbon lev. it's
because you've never tasted it
This signature In on every box of th* genuine
Laxative Brorao-Quinint T��bi��.
���be remedy that cores* a e-a-aM |s)-ssm stop
Miners, Attention!
I its.ft-rh I
MARK   g;
Gutta Percha Water-proof Fuse has been
proved and not found wanting.
No miss-holes.   No running.
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Do the Children
Need 5hoes ?
Come in and let us show you our Perfect Fitting Children's Mioe. There is nothing so
important as proper fitting footwear for the little ones. It changes their entire nature. Comfort makes them happy and cheerful. Why not
make them happy?
From now until the end of the month we will sell Watches
at the following prices:
7-Iewel Empire Movement, Nickle Case  $ 6 25
15-Jewel        " " " "      7 75'
17-Jewel       " " Adjusted Nickle Case.  16 00
7-Jewel Waltham Movement, Nickle  Case     6 75
15-Jewel " " " "        8 50
17-Jewel P. S. Bartlett Movement    10 00
17-Jewel Royal Vanguard Model Movement   20 00
2t-Jewel  Crescent  Street Vanguard  Model  Movement    25 00
21-Jewel   Vanguard   Movement,    Finest   Waltham
Movement   3000
For wood or hard or soft coal.
The  largest   line carried   hy
any firm in Canada.
"Good   Cheer"   Ban-res  and
Cook Stoves.   A complete Hue.
Call and be convinced that the only place to buy
Stoves  and   Ranges  at  the  right  prices  Is  the
Ladies' and Gents' Merchant Tailors and Dyers.
Suite Made to Order, Gleaned, Dyed, Altered arid Repaired.
Josephine St., Opposite Clarke Hotel.
Mall Orueis Solicited. P. O. Hox 634
Complete   Electric Equipments  for   Electric  Power   Tiansmission  and
Lighting for Mines, Towns, etc.    Electric Fixtures, Lamps,
Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Houston Block.
. Nelson   Daily  Miner,  Tuesday,  Februarv 19, 1901
���ayiviT, ,    . ���
Just to remind you
that we still
and are now opening up our
New   Stock   of    the,,,-latest,
designs and-colprijQgft^-v
that   our   New ..StDfi^cipf v
Mrs. Atkinson, Victoria street,
would like to meet any ladie* In the
city, who bnvc ever belonged, (0 ���
King's Daughters' society,.
Tbe management of the skating
rink announces that the ice 1�� in
good condition and the rink will be
open for skating tonight. The It M.
R. band will be at the rink tomorrow
. Arrangements have been made.by
telegraph with the Revelstoke. hockey
team 40 play In Sandon on their way
home from the Rossland, carnival,
and they will meet the senior team in
the Sandon rink this evening. A
guarantee of 850 is being put up by
the local team.
Allan McLaren, the American prospector, charged with attempting to
commit an offense against morality,
was arraigned before Mr. Justice
Irving yesterday. The prisoner eleoted to take a speedy, trial, pleaded
guilty, and asked for leniency. His
Lordship sentenced McLaren to two
years' imprisonment.
will be opened up this week;
at Eastern Prices
that we are agents for
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machines.
and if you are interested we
will be pleased to hear from
Hugh B. Gilmore, JI. L. A., return
ed on   Sunday from   East- KooteBay
He   arranged   to   supply  a new, mill,
plant for a  firm which Is to locate at
Jeffrey's siding.    The   mill will have
a capacity of 36,000  feet  daily..  The
Fernle   Lumber   company   Ib aluo.ar
ranging to   increase   its   capacity to
35,000 feet per day.��
Robt. F. Green, ,M. P. P., was In
town yesterday on bis way to Victoria
to attend the opening, of the legislature, which takes place on the ;21st,
"Hob" predicts a warm session at the
capital this year. The application |for
a bonus for the Coast to Kooteaay
railway will be the particular object
of contention.���Sandon PnystreaU. ,
Elliot St Lennie, legal advisor* ; to
the Chapleau Mining company, recejiv-
ed a cablegram from the company's
head office in Paris, France, stating
that all their obligations ip connection with the Chapleau would. ;be
met. The men's wages -were paid-pit
the 15th inst. A number of county
court, actions for accounts hav* been
started here in the last levy days. 1
R. J. Steel has been appointed arni-
ourer sergeant and drill instructor of
No. 2 company Rocky Mountain,Bangers. These positions have never previously existed in the company, but
tbe necessity of having aiion-eopi.
missioned officer in charge of the com'
pany's arms led to the appointment.
Sergeant Steel will also act as ma true
tor for the recruit class....
George Emory is to serve six
months in the provincial jail for the
theft of a suit of clothes. Magistrate
Crease,made some comments of inter-
est in passing sentence. Petty larceny
from rooms and shacks was, he said,
becoming too frequent, and the authorities must take such .action as
would protect working men occupi��g
rooms or shacks from tha operations
oi sneak thieves. Other parties con'
victed of similar offences will be se
verely dealt with.
A properly signed requisition w��s
presented to President Holt of the
board of tiado request I tig him to call
a special meeting of tbe hoard of trade
for tha purpose-of considering the coal
supply question and the bearing ��n
it of the application for a charter to
build a railroad from the Fernle coal
fields south to tbe international bound
ary line. The session will accordingly be held at an early date, and invlt
atlons have been extended to repre
sentatives of the Canadian Pacific,
Great Northern and K. R. dp IH. lines
to attend. . .
The Macleod Gazette of Feb. ,��th
suys: "Mr. E. F. Oigot left on Monday night for Nelson, to assume, the
management of the company's business at that place. Before leaving
Mr. Gigot was presented by the :em
ployes of the Hudson's Bay Co. here
With a very handsome solid, silver
Queen .Anne. tea set. Tbe Gazette
hopees that Mr. Gigot may meet with
abundant success in hiB new field of
labor, and tbat he may make ai many
warm friends in Nelson as he has left
behind In Macleod. When he has
made the necessary- arrangements Mr.
Oigot -will probably return for bis
family." _________
Laxative Broroo-01nlnln��Te��u>ve��th�� caaj*
I Why Not Buy Your Whltewear Here?
Everything is in your tavor at this store. A superior assortment. Prices unequalled. Our Whitewear values command the attention of women of taste and judgment. They are attractive���not repelled���by the remarkably low prices. Your
knowledge of Kerr & Co's method gives assurance of worthy merchandise; no odds how little we ask. It is never sate to gauge
our qualities by our prices. System thnt shares good fortune with customers frequently-places our goods before them at a great
deal less than current market value. One of the chief attractions at our store is the charm of newness. This is what you expect,pf us���we have not d-sappotnted you in the past and we shall not in the future.
Corset Covers.
Corset Covers made of fine cam-
I brie with embroidery trimmings,   all
sizes,.at $ 25
Corset Covers of English loiisdale,
trimmed with Swiss embroidery or
sleeves and neck, our special  prices,
65c and    50
Corset Covers ol lonsdale cambric
with trimming of extra fine muslin
embroidery on neck and sleeves, at
popular prices        -        -        85c and   75
Corset Covers made from cambric,
with Swiss embroidery on n.*ck and
-sleeves, insertion down the front, A
.special garment at       -    $1.25 and 1 00
Corset Covers of superfine lonsdale, with trimming of Valenciennes
lace and insertion on sleeves neck
.- and body; our price - -   ' 75
'    Drawers made of cambric and muslin,   having  cluster  tucks  and em-
* broidery trimming; our price 65c and    50
Drawers of fine steam loom,  made
with 6-rows  of tucks and  trimmed
"with    embroidery    5   inches   wide;
special price - $1 50 and 1 25
Drawers of fine muslin, trimmed
with frill, Valenciennes lace and insertion and hemstitched; extra value 1 00
Drawers made  ot  lonsdale,   with
cluster tucks  and   8  rows  ot  hem- ���
stitching, Valenciennes  lace and  insertion;   a   very   fine   garment   at
$2.00 and 1 75
Drawers of extra quality cambric,
trimmed with torchon lace and insertion; our prices       -    $2,50 and 2 25
Lonsdale   cambric   skirts,    made
with 3 rows of tucks and  trimmed < '���
with embroidery 5 inches  wide,  full
size; leaders at        -        -  $1.00 and   75
Skirts made of fine  muslin, strap   -
seams, trimmed with wide  embroidery, valenciennes or torchon lace and
extra   dust   frill;   specid   values at
-'   $1.50 and l 35
Fine muslin skirts,   trimmed  with
cluster tucks and 5 rows of cording,..,
frill of wide  embroidery; our prices
82.00 and.1 75
Skirts made from cambric and trim- .
med with cluster tucks, hemstitched,
embroidery 8 inches wide or  valenciennes    lace   and   insertion;   your...
choice at - - - 2 50
Lonsdale cambric skirts made with
12 inch frill, corded, two rows of
valenciennes insertion and valenciennes lace; very special at       -       -   3 00
'Night Gowns made from lonsdale
cambric, having embroidery trimmed collar, yoke and sleeves; our
leader at - - -        1 50
'Lonsdale cambric Night Gowns
with hemstitched yoke, ruffle of embroidery round sleeves and neck; extra special at - - -    90
Night Gowns made of fine muslin
with corded yokp, ruffle of embroidery
on neck, front and sleeves; special
value - - - - 1 2<;
Lonsdale cambric Night Gowns,
trimmed yoke, neck and sleeves with
embroidery or linen torchon lace; a
sr*ap at - - -       - 1 75
'��� Night Gowns of fine! muslin having
ii rows of hemstitching and tucked
yoke; Irish lace or valenciennes lace
and insertion trimmings; our price    2 50
:A   complete   assortment   of  women's
aad children's aprons at special prices.'
IW   �� Have you ever bought at Kerr's?    Its an experience the really economical should not miss.   The first purchase  usually
__     wins your permanent preference and you become a regular shopper at our store.    There's an unceasing and successful effort on
""     our part to do better by you than any other store, to give values you cannot equal elsewhere., A look through will convince.
Can Ward and Baker Streets
Nelson B. C.
������_���_. ^  ^���S-'-S'aS' -5' m '���^'S'-^':S'-Ttr?':S'm' '-sS'-sS'-lS'-sS' &'���*&' S'-S'sS'-S'-S������iS'S'"-^���?'-^
���Js5-^-5-5"^,-3s*-(s^- 0-*- ^���^���^���<s����-^^-^-^-^-^^-^'*#*-5-5-5'^'5-^>5-^-*-<^'��S','S��
Tbe trophies won by tbe curling
and b-aekey .clubs at Kossland are on
ei^ilbiikipn *t Neelands Btore today and
the collection Is magniBctnt. The
trophies are exceptionally handsome
in design .and aggregate in value several hundred dollars.
pa'ihetjl ACCIDENT���
Gus Nelson, an employee of tbe C.
P. B. yards was badly injured last
night^PJs fopt was jammed and required ft. painful operation. The injured man was taken to the general
hospital where Dr. LaBau performed
'ihe operation.
The suit of Briggs vs. Newswander was taken up at yesterday's sittings of the supreme court. Tbe action ls}:one Involving certain interests
ip a couple of KaBlo camp claims
which.were valued in court yesteiday
at $7,000, The evidence was completed during the afternoon and Mr. Justice Irving reserved his decision.
1 The.Cv P. R. and wholesalers hockey
teams meet tonight at the rink after
���kftting. The sevenB are old rivals
and as,the railroaders have sworn to
capture their opponents' scalps, the
match ia suie to he exciting. An
effort is being made to secure tlie
Rossland team for a game'here on
Thursday night imd the result of the
negotiations to ihis end will doubtless
be known today. The management
of the rink have made tbe rate to the
link 23 cents, including car tare on
ordinary skating nights.
The voting on the city money bylaws takes place today. All persons
entered on the voters' list as property owners regardless of their nationality or sex are entitled to cast a
ballot. It is probable that the vote
polled wHl be very light, no opposition having been manifested and tbe
passage of both ordinances being assured,- Three-ttfths of the votes polled must be in tbe affirmative to carry
the by-laws. Twd polling booths
will be need as usual. The east ward
booth is in the police office and will
be presided over by J. K. Strachan,
returning officer, and R. J. Steel,
clerk. The west ward booth is ut
Ward Bros, office where Judge Crease
officiates as. deputy returning officer
with R. ,T. Strachan as clerk.
The fame . of Bucklen's Arnica
Salve, as the best In the world, extends round the earth. Its the one
Sirfeot healer, of Cuts,, Corns, Burns,
rulses, Sores, .Scalds,. Boils. Ulcers,
Felons, Aches, , Pains and all Skin
Eruptions. Only infallible Pile cure.
'   %m..box M  Canada Drug & Book
J). J. DEWAR, J. P.
Notary Publio, Conveyancer.
House, fi rooms, stone foundation,
good lot near ear line, glOM). Good
value at 81350.
House in Hume Addition, stone
foundation, large lot, good location,
82000, eaBy terms.
Large house ou Carbonate and
losephine streets, 8225(1.
Property that rents for 8000 per annum, 83250. This is the best investment I have.
A rare chance to get Al Baker St.
property that will pay 20 per cent returns.
Houses to Let in ull parts of the
Loans, straight and monthly payments..
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.  O.   TRAVES.  Manage**:
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
j. j.
To those who have not already visited our new store we desire to again extend an invitation. We have been visited during the past week by a large
number of the citizens of Nelson and desire to thank them for the liberal patronage bestowed upon us.
We are not cutting prices on any particular line of goods but we are selling every arlicle in the store at prices that1 will accommodate the purses of
everyone.    Our prices are always low. *
We have more articles in our store suitable for giffs than can be found in
any other jewelry store in the Kootenays. Come and see us and we will suggest something that will be sure to please.
l Fine Watch Eepairing
Free of charge.
Wholesale and Retail. '
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
I J. J. WALKER, Jeweler I
zfr Cor. Stanley and Baker Sts. -��-
I    The Finest Jewelry Store in the    J
} Kootenays. J


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