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Daily Edition No  274.
Nelson, British Columbia. Monday, March 27,  1899.
ii-th Year
RID LETTER PAGE 111
HISTORY OF AFRICA
Great Britain and   France
Reach an Agreement.
ad a   for     exportation.    Mr.   Brystow
argued that tbe order  would  have the
effect of destroying a large  proportion
of tbe  business   with   Canada  which
is carried on at   Boston,   saying   that
tbe privilege of diversion was one that
bail been   enjoyed   for  more  than  20
I years.    He said tbe most serious   feat-
j ure of tbo change would be felt in   the
.Provincial trade as it   would   bave  a
tendency to cheek tbe shipments ot the
pr-ducts   of   Ontario,   Manitoba  and
Winnipeg to the   Maritime  Provinces
over the Canadian all-rail lines instead.
TERRITORY FOR FRANOE
Humlrstls of Thousands of Square Miles
Conceded  to   it���Only Four
States   Left.
Loudon, Mareh 2b. ���A red letter
page in tbe history of Africa was
turned this week, when Great Britain
autl France came to an agreement iu
puzzling out tlie last portion of Africa
still open to "Grabbers," The
agreement reaohed disposes of hundreds of thousands of square miles,
leaving ouly four recognized independent states throughout the continent, Morroeco, Abyssinia, Liberia
and tbe Urauge Free State. Tbe settlement has given satisfaction. Iu
(heat Britain it is considered fair by
both parties aud haB special value iu
finally averting, as far as diplomatic
documents can, risk of future disputes. Moreover an important feature
of tbe agreement, providing equality
iu tbe commercial treatment of tbe
territory betweeu Lake Tchad and
the Nile, is that it does uot hamper
Great Britain in the least, as her free
trade system would have secured the
commercial rights of France while the
French concession of equal rights improves tbe English position. In the
face of French colonial protection this
is a most valuablo advantage for Great
Britain which is fully appreciated
here. The reception of the agreement
by Europe is a decidedly favorable
one. Tbe Russians do not seem to
care, the Germans apparently hope
for compensations elsewhere and are
not sorry to see France's hands full
of colonial embarrassment, while in
France,except for colonial faddists and
inveterate Anglo-Phillies, tbo majority of Frenchmen are dazzled by tlie
extent of empire secured to them,
winch tbey picture themselves as a
second India, anil tbey ulso heave n
Bigb of relief at tbe fact tbat tlio matter bas finally been adjusted.
The French Government is berrying the bill to a ratification and it is
expected tbat it will be voted by tbe
Chamber of Deputies on Monday. M.
Deloasse, tho French Minister of
Foreign Affairs, couuts on a good majority.
One good result of the agreement is
seen iu the announcement published
in the "Echo do Puris" today of the
suspension of military ] reparations for
the defence of Corsica. Algeria and
Tunis aud the return of troops sent to
Algeria and Tunis and the coast
towns of France recently owing to the
tension of Anglo-French relations.
Soudanese experts predict that the
French will find tbey have u hornet's
nest in the ' region arouud Lake
Tchad, where several states bold
sway.
The leading ruler is Rabeli, formerly
a slave in Upper Egypt, who went
westward and carved an empire for
himself with bis sword.
Ho is now- styled the "African Napoleon." He bas an nrmy of 40,000 men
aud rules tbe territory southwest of
Lake Tchad. He is at loggerheads
with the neighboring Sultan of Wtidai.
whose country is also included in tlie
French sphere and who has nearly 3,-
000,000 followers amoug the Seuoussi
and whose troops are said to be led by
Europeans. France's policy is to foster the mutual hatreds between Rabi h
and Wadai hut if this leads to tin attempt to subdue either of them, she
will have a tremendous struggle before
her, especially in the case of Wadai.
us thousands of the Seuoussi live in
Tunis and Algeria aud would probably
make common cause with their co-re-
ligionista and Wadai, involving a con-
llagration in France and North African posse-sions.
CRISIS    HAS    BEEN     SETTLED.
Newfoundland's   Ministers   Hare   Decided ou Course of Rearrangement.
St. Johu's, NHd., March 2").���An
arrangement for settling the political
crisis has virtually been concluded
Sir James Winter, the Premier will
retain the Premiership until the end
of tho year which will permit him to
conclude his work as a member of the
British- A mericim-Canadian Commission. He will tbeu take tho Chief
Justiceship. Mr. Morine, the former
Minister of Finance succeeding him as
Premier. Mr. Murine will now* re-enter the Cabinet, and the only obstacle
in the way of a settloment is the question of a rearrangement of portfolios
cousequeut upon the changes.
No Abatement of Interest in
the Incident
WILL GO IT ALONE.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 25.���At a
well attended meeting of vessel owners today it was deluded to carry out
their long threatened project of establishing a mutual marine insurance
company. The new company will include practically all the Cleveland vessel owners aud many of them subscribed heavily for stock today. At the beginning they will take only about ten
per cent, of the insurance on their
own bouts, but expect to eventually
handle all of it. A meeting will be
held on Monday or Tuesday to fix the
oapital stock and draw up tbe articles
of incorporation.
SEARCH FOR DEAD
WORK ON THE WINDSOR RUINS IS
ACCELERATED-
The Bodies Will Not be Laid to Rest
the Potters'  Field���Another
Body Found-
New York, March 25.���Work on the
Windsor Hotel ruius is proceeding
somewhat more rapidly today. The
letter of President Murphy, of tbe
health department, to the contractor
the day previous seemed to have
awakened him to tlie necessity of rapid
work and a larger force of men was
put ou today.
Warren F. Leland, proprietor of
tbe Windsor Hotel, said today be wished it understood that the unidentified
dead taken from tlie ruins of the hotel,
will uot be buried in the Potter's
field Just where they will be bnri*. d
he cannot yet say.
������[ received a letter today from
Charles Vanderbilt, offering a plot iu
the Sleopv Hollow Cemetery for the
burial of tbo victims and another from
Stephen Merritt offering a plot in
Green Law 118 Cemetery, Long bland.
This goes to show* thnt the public
would not permit any sacrilege even
if 1 would. One error I wish to correct and that is the statement that I
have boeu followed by fire. The impression seems to prevail that several
hotels have been burned under my
management, Tbat is not true. The
Windsor was the fust hotel that was
ever burned under my management. I
wns not proprietor or manager of tho
hotels nt Newport or Albany when
they burned. I also wish to state
tbat absolutely every precaution that
man could take, had been provided
against tire in tbe Windsor Hotel.
Another body, the second of the day.
was found at 9 :15 o'clock tonight under some steam pipes in the archway
of the lirst party wall of the basement
���in fret north of Forty Sixth Street.
The body was wholly unrecognizable.
Only the truuk, ribs and some pieces
of liesh clinging to the bones remained. The body wus lyiug wedged under somo twisted steampipes and great
difficulty was experienced iu getting
it free.    It was  sent to tbe morgue.
Mrs. Martini K. Simmons, 50 years
old, of Frederick, Md., one of the victims of the Windsor Hotel firs died at
Bellevue hospital tonight. Tbis
brings the total number of dead up to
20.
A CRAZY   SCHEME.
COUNSELS MODERATION
Inspired Organ of the   Government Explains the Present Situation
ot Affairs.
Berlin, March 25.���The Samoan
question continues to engross the attention of newspapers and the comments on the subject have been nf
such a character that the semi-official
Post today counsels moderation. The
inspired organ continues: "Germany
has no intention of abandoning her
rights, but ought to be grateful to the
Government for opening negotiations
to correct a want and not for inaugurating a conflict. Germany does not
purpose to endorss any or all of the
actions of her officials until she ascertains whether these actions conformed with tbe law. If Herr Rose,
(the German consul at Apia ) has
contravened the provisions of tbe Ber
lin Treaty, we of course, will correct
his contravention. But Germany expects the same respect for the law
from the United Statos and Great
Britaiu.
"Germany's proposition to withdraw
all the officials involved in the troubles, which is not reported, is the
only prouosition promising success. It
is not the Governments of the United
States and Grear Britain which are
blameable for the muddle, but* it is
their leprcsonfntives who hnve wilfully and nnau*Tiorized]y acted contrary
to the treaty. Tbe Governments
therefore bad it entirely within their
oovver to "Set things right. Any resolution of the United States or Great
Britain separately or conjointly will
not ohange*1 the situation au iota, as
according to the Treaty, Germany's
consent is necessary to all proposals
aud one-sided resolves are invalid.
This clear right cannot be twisted or
modified aud judging from both the
circumstances and the present political 'situation it cannot be supposed
any one will undertake to violate it."
RINGLEADERS ARRESTED.
CALCULATED TO HELP CANADA.
New Order of   tho U. S. Treasury Department Objected to.
Washington, March 25.���M. Elwyn
Q. Brystow, Secretary of tbe Boston
Chamber of Commerce, was in conference with Assistant Secretary Spudding, of the Treasury Department today remonstrating against the decision of the Department of tbe 8th instant, concerning the diversion of merchandise imported in  bond from Can-
How a Frenchman   Proposes to Invade
England.
Loudon, March 25. ��� In spite of the
signing of the French agreement regarding Africa, oue of the leading
topics of the week ou both sides of the
channel has been an article published
in tbe Revue des deux Moudes, seriously outlining a fresh scheme of invasion of Great Britain. It proposes
tbat 150D steam pinnaces be built und
collected in cunais and rivers leading
to tbe French coast; tbat each be armed with two quick-tiring guns, and
that they convey   tin   army of   lit),000
men and BOO cannon, with the neces-
I sury ammunition, stores, etc. The
| cost of construction is estimated at
i 150,000,0110 francs. The pinnaces to be
i provided with torpedoes to keep off hns-
i tile ships, while the quick-tiring guns
are to repulse torpedo boat attacks.
The writer of tbe article says tbat
there would be no difficulty in getting
; the boats across, pointing out that
1 Napoleon had a more difficult task at
Wagram, where he crossed tbe Danube
in tbe face of tbe Austrian army. The
English coast defences are classed as
being a negligible quantity, and the
operation is looked upon by the writer
as being merely a matter of a few
'hours. Three divisions of 14,500 meu
euch arc to be lauil'd in Ireland, and
tbe Irish are to lie armed. The English
papers pooh-pooh the scheme, but tbe
French newspapers discuss it as being
u perfectly sound proposition. Tbe Petit
Journal praises tlm plan, declaring its
chief merit is its simplicity and unity,
and point to the success of the Roman. Suxou, Danish, and Norman
Invasions us proving the feasibility
, of the project.
Narrow Escape   of   the Chief   of   the
Gendarmerie.
Santiago, Cuba, March 25.���There
IniR been considerable trouble from
banditti iu the last few days iu the
vicinity of San Luis. Wheu it was
reported General Wood, the military
governor, sent mounted troops as well
as tbo entire force of gendarmerie into
tbe district with instructions to capture the bandits if possible.
They met with no success but finally
Lieutenant Hanua, General Wood's
aide, went to San Luisto to make a personal investigation, with the result
that within 24 hours the ringleader.
Krancisco Dieguese. and five others
were captured autl later two more
taken and one killed while resisting
arrest. All are now closely guarded
iu the military prison here, the jail
not being considered safe, owing to
tbe friendship felt for the prisoners by
several prominent insurgent officers residing in Santiago.
Colonel Francisco Valiente, chief
of (ieneral Wood's gendarmerie has
resigned his position. Three days ago
he left for Sau Luis to try to locate tbe
bandits. Three men aooompanied
him. After they had proceeded a
short distance Colonel Valiente ordered
the men to return, Baying: "If we
should be attacked by bandits we
i would have to fight, but if I were alone
' I could talk with them and get awav
safely."
Finally, as tbe story goes, the bandits captured him. held a court martial and sentenced him to death but
finally relented and released him. This
tale is common talk at tbe Cuban
club and is geuearlly believed. Anyway Colonel Valiento's resignation
seems to give it color. He is either
out of the city or in hiding.
The new chief of gendarmerie is Ool-
I one) Juan Yian. The gendarmerie in
| tbe San Luis district are uow under
the orders of Lieutenant Butts, who is
in command of mounted troops of
the Fifth regulars. Great satisfaction
is felt in this part of the Province at
the capture of so many bandits.
EXCEPTIONAL NEWSPAPER MAN
Chicago, March 25.���The will of
Joseph Medill, which was made public
today disposes ot $8,000,000, in bonds
and realty besides the editor's stock in
The Tribune Publishing Company
valued at $2,500,000. This stock, 107
shares, will be kept intnet and eventually fall to the possession of his grand
children. Manv institutions in which
Mr. Medill was interested have been
favored in the will.
NO MORE  CABLES.
Washington,    March   25.���Attorney
General Griggs bus decided against the
landing of another cable   in Cuba, tho
; Postal   Telegraph    Company    having
I asked that right.
HEAT. LOSSES OF
Twenty-six Dead and Over
One Hundred Wounded.
ENEMY HARD TO GET AT
Filipinos Fight While Hiddsn in Trenohes
and Gullies, Retreating Constantly Under Cover*
Washington, Mareh 25.���The War
Department late tonight made public
the following despatch from General
Otis, dated Manila, March 25.���"Perfected northern movement not yet
completed. Otis and Hale's brigades
with mounted troops, fourth cavalry,
the turning column, met heavy resistance over difficult country and are
camped tonight six miles east of Pole
aud six miles north of line from which
advance was tnkon up. Wheaton's
brigade, Caloeau, drove enemy one
ami half miles north across river.
Hall ou extreme right encountered
considerable force aud routed it.
Fighting heavy near Calooano. Movement continues in morning. Our
easu ilties about one hundred and
sixty, twenty five killed. Enemy
lost in killed alone 200. "
Twenty-six dead and 150 wounded
in the hospitals is the latest statement
of tbe American losses iu the engagement with the Filipinos. The .fighting of yesterday and today furnished
a specimen of the difficulty with
which the Americans have to contend.
The Filipinos, never, except opposite
Malabon, permitted their opponents
to get wit-bin several hundred yards
nf them. They would fire a few volleys from tbeir cover and then scuttle
back to another cover, repeating these
tactics for miles. Many of the
trenches had gullies and connecting
paths through the cane and bush,
enabling them to retreat unseen. The
problem the Americans have to tace is
to drive or lure the immrgonts to fight
in force. The trenches seem thinly
manned, except in the vicinity of Malabon. The Americans fighting a hidden foe. suffered a greater loss in proportion than did the enemy. The
loss of the Filipinos had formerly
been estimated from the number of
bodies found scattered in the swamp
and through the brush. A larger percentage of the enemy's wounded died
than of the Americans', many of them
perishing from neglect, the Americans
naturally attending their own men
first. The wounded after treatment
in the field hospitals, were brought
to the Manila hospital by train. Several trips were made from Caloocau.
Tbe gunboat Helena and two army
boats command Malabou, but the authorities desire to avoid bombarding
the tow-u where there is much valuable property belonging to foreigners
aud where are located warehouses of
most of the Manila firms.
PUT TO DEATH BY DEFENDANTS
Cold Blooded   Murder  of a Prominent
Ohio Lawyer.
Bowling Green, Ohio, March 25. ���E.
H. Wusteuhaver, of North Baltimore,
one of tho best known attorneys in
this country, was murdered at Hoyts-
ville shortly after noon to day. He
was trying a case against Paul and
John Seeltuor for attorney fees and
when the court adjourned at noon,
the brothers demanded certain paperB
which he refused to surrender.
John Seeltner fired at the man, the
ball striking him iu tho right side.
Four more shots were fired at him but
they did not take effect. At the
corner of the building Paul Steeluer
met him and fired two shots at the attorney, one striking tbe leg and the
other going into bis forehead. Death
resulted in 10 minutes. The Steol-
ncrs mounted their horses and rode out
of town, loading their guns as they
went. A posse was quickly formed
but tbe brothers have uot yet been captured.
AN   IMPORTANT   CONTRACT.
provided the Trail smelter would give
a freight and treatment rate of 80 per
ton. Now that a contract has been
virtually entered into for so large a
quantity of ore, tbe presumption
is that the rate asked for by Mr. Good-
erham has beon granted. There are
many thousands ot tons of low grade
ore in both the War Eagle and Centre Star that can be now mined and
smelted at a profit which could not be
handled at tho rates that have hitherto
prevailed.
While the contract has not yet been
signed by the officers of the War Eagle
eompauy, who are absent in Enropo.it
is practically in effect and shipments
are being made on tho basis of the
agreement. The agreement has been
signed by T. G. Sbaugbnossv for the
smeltiug works and is to run for two
years, during which time a minimum
of 300,000 tons of oro is to bo shipped,
which will amount to a gross value of
ten milliou dollars (*I 0,000,000). It
is expected the muuagemeut says, that
the shipments will amount to not
less than 500,000 tons, which will be
worth ever sixteen million dollars,
(���$1(1,000,000*.
One side of the new electric compressor at tho War Eagle will be started up tomorrow and vigorous shipments will commence at once.
BRIGHT PROSPECT
INDICATIONS POINT  TO  A   GREAT
RUN OF SALMON.
Oolachans are in  Extraordinarily   Large
Numbers aad Immense Catches
are Reported*
Victoria. March 25.��� The steamer
Willapa, from Northern British Co
luiubia ports, arrived today aud briugs
news that indications point to a great
run of salmon this year and that preparations are being made for larger
packs than usual. There has lately
been an extraordinary run of the little
fish called oolachans and Robert Cunningham's cannery steamer, the Chief
tain ,wout up the Naas from Port Es-
sington and took as much as 25 tons
of the little fish in u single night.
All the northern cauners, who took
advantage of the runs, made prodigious catches. Mr. Cunningham came
down by the Willapa bringing a shipment of fresh aud salted oolachans
which were placed ou this market ou
the arriy*1 i,' the Willapa.
THE LIGHT BLUES WON.
I
STANDING PAT
Retaining Possession of the
Muster Rolls-
MONEY IS NOT DIVIDED
The Three Million Dollars Still Remains
in Unbrokea Packages���Alger
Will Settle It*
The War Eagle Agrees to Ship   '100,COO
Tons to Trail Smelter.
The feature of tho past week was the
contract made between the War   Eagle
Consolidated   Mining  & Development
company nnd the   Canadian   Smelting
works.    This   calls   for   shipment   to i
the Trail smelter and for a   minimum
shipment of 800,000 tons of ore  during
the next two   years.    In   the  contract
ll   included   the   Centre Star,   which j
will commence shipping as soon as the I
brond gnage road from Trail   is   com- j
pleted, if not before.   Small shipments
have   already   been   made   from    the
War Eagle and these will be   increased
to large ones today or tomorrow.
Now   that   this   contract   has  been
made the time when the Rosslaud camp
will ship a thousand tons of ore   every i
j day in tbe year may   well  be   said   to
be very dose at hand.
The price for which this   ore   is   to
j be transported and treated is withheld,
1 bnt the presumption   is   that   it is  in
the   neighborhood   of  fl! per   ton.    It
will be remembered that George Good-
erham, in   a recent interview,    stated
; that the Centre  Star ,would begin the
I shipment of  ore almost  immediately, i
Cambridge   Scores   Her First  Win   in
Ten Years.
Loudon, March 25.���Cambridge has
won. The laurels in tbe great boat
race are now worn by the light blue
boys, and tbe victory was a brilliant
one. Tbis was the 50th year wheu the
Oxford and Cambridge crews had contended tor the championship on the
course from Putney to Mortlake, a distance of four and one-quarter miles,
and out of these 5(i races Oxford has
now '62 and Cambridge 24 to her credit. It is the greatest boat racing
event in Europe, and is always rowed on the same course, where there is
plenty of room for spectators. The
day has become a sort of uatioual holiday.
Today the crews were sent off at
11:15 a. m. aud Cambridge won the
toss and took tho Surrey side of the
river. This, with a light wind blowing, gave the light blues a great advantage. They were and had been the
favorites in the betting on account of
tbeir excellent coaching, which, hy
the way, was in charge of an Oxford
man. Their swing, back and leg
work and sliding bad boeu considered
much superior to that of the dark
blues. The odds had been 11 to four
on Cambridge,,though little money had
been placed at these figures.
The Oxford men averaged up two.and
a half pounds heavier than the Cambridge meu and improved considerably
iu favor during the last few days, and
many of their friends bad good hopes
of their success.
As soon as the start was made the
Cambridge men took a slight lead,
which thev maintained and increased
as far as the Gravesend step, where
they were a length aud a quarter
ahead. This was five furlongs from
tbe start. A little beyond tbat point
Oxford began drawing up, aud by the
time a milo and 8S0 yards had been
rowed from the starting poi.it, and
wheu opposite Orabtree wharf, tbey
were level with tbe  Oambridge   crew.
At Hammersmith bridge, a mile,
five furlongs and a hundred yards
from tbe start, the light blues again
took the lead by half a length, which,
by tbe time Thorney Croft's. three miles
troni Putney, bad been reached, had
been increased to two lengths and a
half. From thonce to tho finish.
Cambridge maintained tbe lead and
rowed with a fine, steady stroke.
while Oxford hecamo somewhat demoralized. At Barnes bridge tbey were
lour lengths ahead, and tlie race was
really won. They finished strong, four
lougthB ahead. The time was 21 minutes and 4 seconds. Two of the Oxford crew fainted from their exertions.
Havana, March 25.���At the seoret
session of the ' Cuban military assembly yesterday it was resolved tbat tho
dissolution of that body at tho present
time would be prejudicial to the interests of tho army, bonce it was decided that the argument ou tho dissolution motion set for today should
be postponed for one week. It was
also decided to make another effort
to improve the situation by sending
Senors Hevin aud Yillal on to Washington in order to state the caso of
assembly to President McKinley and
to attempt to gain his co-operation iu
the efforts of the assembly to raise
more money for the  Cuban troops.
The muster rolls of the Cuban army
are still locked up in the desk of
Senor Rafael Portuende, Chairman of
the Executive Committee of tho Military Assembly,and the $3,000,000 spent
by the Unitod States to pay the Cuban troops remain in unbroken packages on board tho transport Buruside,
the military administration being
unable to partition the cash among
the ragged battalions who are awaiting tbe division, until they can obtain the muster rolls.
The HO generals, composing the assembly, crack jokes at the expense of
(ieneral Gome/, and the American authorities, thinking for tho moment
rhat they have the best of tbo game.
The Governor-General only defers
adopting forcible measures to gain
possession of the rolls because he
wishes to consuls regarding tbe matter with Seoretur-* \lger. who is due
to arrive hoie louigin Tbo Assembly wants to use tho rolls as a lever
to obtain some kind of official recognition from the military authorities,
which recognition, however the authorities will not givo.
DOES NOT   LIKE OPERAS.
Serious   Charges   Against   A    Prominent Military   Man.
Montreal, March 25.���Archbishop
Brnchesi, head of the Roman Catholic
church in Montreal, has created a
great sensation in theatrical circles
by writing to the proprietor of Her
Majesty's theatre, stating that unless
some of tho pieces in the repertoire of
the French opera are eliminated he
will bo obliged to forbid the faithful to
attend.
Tho death of father Fnttule, formerly parish priest of St. AnnB, one of
the leading Irish parishes of this city,
is announced from Brussels,   Belgium.
Major-General Hntton, commanding the Canadian militia, arrived here
today from Ottawa to hold an official
enquiry into serious charges of breach
ot discipline preferred by Lieutenant-
Oolonel Ray, at present acting as district officer commanding in Montreal,
against Lieutenant-Colonel Cooke,
commanding the First Prince of Wales
Fusiliers.
NOTES   FROM   OTTAWA.
GIGANTIC COMBINATION.
Serious   Charges   Against the   i'ukou
Administration.
Ottawa, March 25.���Mr. Daviu, in
the House of Commons yesterday,
made some serious charges against the
administration in regard to tho Yukon. Be said for instance, that Mr.
Lafontaine, an officer in the public
works department, bad gone to the
Gold Commissi nor's office midgut a
list of abandoned claims. Mr. Lafontaine relocated the claims kept one-half
himself, and gave one-quarter to au
emissary and one-quarter to a miner.
The house will adjourn on Thursday
to meet the billowing Tuesday.
In the Senate, Senator Macdouald of
Victoria called attention to a despatch
from England, stating that a modus
vivendi had been arrived at on tbe
Alaskan boundary affair pending a full
Settlement, Hon. Mr. Scott, secretary of state, said that the Governmeut bad no information on tho subject, although it was likely to be
right.
CANAL   OPENED.
Youngstown, Ohio, March 25.��� It is
learned here today from reliable
sources that a combination of 88 rolling mills, outside the National Steol
Company and American Tin Plate
Co., was effected in New York yes-
terday. Tbe uow combine consists of
plants in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and Wast Virginia and will
be incorporated with a capital stock
of $120,000,000, under tho laws of
New Jersey, next Monday.
Port Arthur, Texas, March 26.���Tho
formal opening of tbo Port Arthur
ship canal took place here today.
The "Miiul is 117,000 feet long and will
connect lJi*rt Arthur, tbe southern
terminus of the Kansas City Pittsburg ami Oulf Railioad, which controls the enterpiise, with the Saline
, Pass. Tbo canal will finally have a
uniform depth of from 25 to !i0 feet
and it tl the intention of its projectors
to bring ocean vessels up from the
Gulf thus creatiug anew outlet for
I freight and passenger traffic to Mexi-
i can, South American and European
ports.
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NELSON DAILY MINER, MONDAY, MARCH 27,  1899.
IvTnl iati      Ttailt      T\ZT*i-nQr ''a*-i ,"-"*-"1   t��x-*,('* iu   increased   duties.
IN61 dOR     Udllj    iVHJ.*nr iu  order   that   Canadian mannfaotur-
 _. . ers might be   established   on a lasting
Published Dully except St.rday. b"is'    K"����'ays   have   been   assisted
NKLSON  MlNKK PK..NT.NU  & PUBLISHING CO.. . **��ntl  ^^^-   ilt ����?�������   tO  the COUfl-
D. J.  BKATCN, Managing  Director and   try of hundreds of millions.
Editor-in-Chief Thero is the possibility of   an   euor-
   raons lead industry in Southern   Biit-
; ish Columbia, but so far it   has  failed
ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor must   to attract the paternal interest   of   our
be -.ccoinpanled by tha name and address   ru]ers at Ottawa,    it is left to flourish
of the wiiter, not n?ce:*y*.rily for publicn-'      , . , ,. .,
u, i.,o ��,m,,������.^��� v languish, according as its   own   re-
11011. but as evidenco of good faith. ."
1 sources may   determine.    No one sup-
SupsciuraiON Rates |p0S(J8 for a  moment   that the Govern-
1 laity per month by cantor $ 100 * ment aro hostile   to it; it is   not   even
per month by mat    100  suspected that they   are indifferent; so
, far as cau be judged, it is   simply that
13 no  they do not know   what is best   to do.
That is the surprising   part  of it.   It
jis well understood that the lead indns-
Weekly, pet half year |124  fry in this Province   is   injured   very
porvuar    2M j seriously by the   fiscal   policy   of  our
per year, foreign	
Subscription, Lnvarlhbly in advance.
per half yes  byroad   5 00 |
per year  10 0 j'
per year  foreign	
Nl**l.-,ll.\*   Wkkkiy  MlNKK.
i 00 :
Notiees  of  Births,
ouortod for 30 cents
and
inadi' Known on application
II laths
���icli.
neighbors.    It   will   hardly   be    dis-
! juited in nny   quarter that   something
Marriages j ^^ be c](n)e
Advertisi ,g r. I
kelson Miner Print:*ig& PubllshingCo
NELSON. B. C.
TO AIM Kill Isl Its.
Copy for 4'haiiaeH of Adverttsetueul niusi
lie In file mil*'* liy 4 o'clock Ii.m. lo
Insure clian**,-*-.
to encourage its development ; yot after years of talkiug
the Government give uo sign of coming to its aid. If protection aga'nst
foreign cotnpetiti.iu is the cure, the
Government and Parliament of the
Dominion should take aotion at once
and pass the necessary legislation.
IGNORANCE   THAT   HURTS.
A recent cable letter represents the
London mining market as watting for
"something to turn un." tha some-;
thing being a dividend from the British America Corporation. It says in ;
part: "Promoters having already:
committed enough sin and taken too
many liberties with British Columbia
and Klondike; we do uot at present I
want more in tbeir line of business, ! Commons, hav
but what we do really want is, say,
a balance sheet aud dividend from
the B. A. O. Some tangible results
thore would restore confidence aud
give tho Province an immense impetus. Dividends always speak'more
than promises, and as the B. A. O.
has now been incorporated fifteen
mouths whilst it. must have made
money out of the Le Roi business, it
should be in n position lo show good
results. A dividend, too, emanating
from such a quarter would carry conviction in the minds of the public."
If the Loudon mining market is
making the mistake of supposing that
the reputation of British Columbia is
depending on the B. A. 0. as the Le
Roi, it is time something were done
to correct it. It may be that the situation as represented in this letter is
due entirely to tho imagination of the
author, and it is just possible that he
is a persou who may have an object of
his own in making it unpleasant for
the B. A. 0. Granting this, however, there are too many evidences
that the miniug public in Great
Britain regard the operations of the
British America Corporation as synonymous with mining development in
British Columbia. This is very great
ignoranoe, of course, but unfortunately it is au ignorance that is doing
the Province much harm. Just how-
to overcome it caunot be decided in a
moment. It is not easy to educate a
public agaiust their inclination or
their prejudices. But it seems most
desirable that Britons interested in
British Columbia mining should be
made to understand that the Proviuce
is not restricted to tho boundaries of
Trail District, and that its mineral
wealth is something inconceivably
greater thau that represented by tbe
B. A. O, and the market in its own
intorest should not bo so late in learning that if the B. A. 0. is slow in declaring dividends, thero are other companies and mining properties in this
Proviuce tbat declare them with unfailing regularity and of most hand-
Some proportions.
Victoria is naturally excited over
the report that in the coming gerry-
��� maiider it is to bo left with one meni-
bor. The Colonist claims that this
will be in violation of the Terms of
Union, by which it was understood
i that Vancouver Island should always
have at least three members. We
may uot be greatly impressed with its
argument, but wo cau hardly suppose
that (here is any real ground lor its
frars. Two Ministers, Mr. Mills iu
the Senate, and the Premier in tbe
cinched for the paragraph iu the speech from the Throne
whioh promised a Redistribution Bill.
Mr. Mills has intimated that it is
simply to restore the old boundaries to
the constituencies that wero gerry-
n andered m 1882 Politicians may
o' ject to Ibis, but tin* constitution
docs not. A redistribution, however,
that would take a member from Vancouver Island and give hitn as an addition In the Mainland would be in
contempt **t the constitution, for a
change of flint nature oaiihol properly
be made unless a decennial census
shows it to be necessary. The distribution of pupuhition may rt quire -that
a fourth member should be given lo
tbe Mainland against the Island's two.
but we cannot know that until after
1901. If the'Government contemplate
tillering tbe representation of tins
Piovince in the manner reported, it
seems quite clear that tbey are exceeding their right.
PIANOS
AT
Factory
Prices.
FROM
SLUCAN'S LEAD.
"There is no use in newspapers
prating about any other kind of reliof.
for there is none." It is in this peremptory fashion, The Rosslaud Record settles the Slocan lead question.
The relief it speaks of is legislation
that will keep out of Canada "articles
manufactured from lead, anil encour-
ago such manufactures to bo established on this side of the line. " It maybe, as The Record says, that no other
relief is possible. The Miner has no
intention to dogmatise on the subject ;
iu fact, it has uo cut and dried plan
for dealing with the question, which
seems to be surrounded with uot a little dillloulty.
Slocan is rich iu lead ores; it does
seom a great pity tbat something
cannot bo done with them to enrich
tho country. Tho Governments at Ottawa huve taken a paternal interest
in some branches of agriculture.
They encouraged   the   maunfaetnre of
cheese; the country from ocean to
ocean almost in dotted wilh creameries established with Government as-
sistanoe; tbe Government took pains
to provide a cold storage system, the
better to enable farmers to ship perish-
ablo products to market Tbey have
gone to great trouble and expense lo
give the farmer a chance to compete
with advaiitugc in the British markets
against France, Belgium, and Den
murk. Thej pursue a systematic policy of protection to manufacturers;
the entire population   of the Dominion
Where is
Shoe
Eijiporiliip?
It is on tlie South Side
of Haker Street and   is
filled with the
latest things in
and  Shoes.
very
Hoots
]Wee)ai)dsJ
Shoe
E:iriporiUrp
NOTICETO CONTRACTORS
BoalodTondora will be received by tne and
���urr-.itfiu.'il up Id Wednesday  DOOI],   March   2Uth,
foi thi! excavation nnd masonry tin Lhe f omnia-
tion of the Bank of Montreal building on the
s \v corner of Kootonay and Baker wireuis.
Tho lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Plans and specifications may he neon
at my offloe.
ARTHUR M. HODGINS,
Architect
Frank A. Tamblyn
 Baker Street win have, throughout
the HUM)tiler, an assortment of tlie
(ihoiCOBt Mouse plant-s everreeeived
in Nelnon. New shipments every
Week. ..          	
FRANKA.TAMBLYN,
BAKER
STREET
KOOTENAY RAILWA1 A  NAVIGATION CO,
LAKH & RIVER DIVISION
STR. INTERNATIONAL
Time Onrd in effect Januttry  8rd,  1898
PACrPIC STANDARD TIMK,
DAILY EXOEPT SUNDAY.
KASLO   TO   NELSON
South linil. North 1:   ii
Road down Read up
Until   LiVS. (1,30run.   Kuslo     H.3ti\i.ill.   lliiul Al
"     7..'l<l   " AiiiHwiirt.il 7.10    "
"    KHI   '���  I'I hit Ituy  o.*w	
������     8 16   *'    lliilffiur    D.IKI	
������    Ar   MS  " '., Mile Pt. .-..hi   	
"   10.80  "   Nelson   i.lln   "       ������   l.v
Ounnoots with N. tt F. ti. Railway train tor
Spokano. loaving Five Mile Point al 10*00 u.tn.
Stoatnora leave Kaslo olty wharf al fool uf 8ra
stroet.  BuhJeol toohange withmii nolloe.
BOBERT IRVING, Manegtr
$200.00
TO
$1,000.00
EASY TERMS.
ganadIdrug
k BOOK CO.
Everybody
Who hais Heen my Cloth-i nnd
Samples of Overcoat Suilinir-***;,
Trousers and Fancy Vesting*
Bays thoy ure elegant. The prices
are right. Fit und Finish can
not he excelled In Canada.
Ladies'    Tailor-made  suits  a.
Specialty.
Stevens
5 & 9 Clement Block.
The
Tailor
Himiphreys & Pittock.
f-'resh Fruits, CandieB, and all  kinds
of Soft Drinks.
Canadian   and  American  Papers always on .Sale.
Ni'M (o Wlsnii -Hotel.   '*W.
BOARD MB ROOM
First-olass hoard and room, Todd's
old stand, corner Ward and Carbonate, in i-otii* of English church, heated
by steam. Table board *5U; room and
board $6 and $5. 50.
A collection of line Belgium Cm aries
for stile.
J. Y. 01AUGHLIN
EGGS FOR HATCHING
Eggs from pure bred
Plymouth Rocks at
$2.00 per Setting.
W. RUTHERFORD, "ft
J. A. DAVIDSON,
TAILOR. Cleaning
and Repairing. Clothes
made to order. Over
Mills & Lott's fruit
stor<\
BAKER STREET.
MISCELLANEOUS
MUSIC  LESSONS.    On piano   organ   o��-
guitar, by Mrs, vv. J, Astley, Robson stroo!
two doors went of Stanley.   P. (). Hox 130,
PIONEER  BAKING   POWDMR, Lhe only
strictly I'uro ('ream Tartar Baking Powder
made in the Province Aflk yourgroc-r for 11
Encourage B. 0 production, all other things
being equal. BTHMLBJR & BAR LB, Manufacturers, Victoria.
MUSIC LEHSONS   Singing and  Piano, by
Mrs. Sydney Oliver, Observatory street, two
doors west Ot Stanley.
KOR SALE -Firflt-OlOSSSOtOf tinners' tools.
���*rloemoderate,    Apply P.O. Hox IIS, Nelson.
KURNIHHRD ROOMS to ronl with private
family.   Apply this oftlco.
A LIMIT1CD amounl of private funds to loan
on mortgage upon improved olty properly.
Apply to KlTlott uud Lennie, BOHoltora, Nelson
WANTED  situation ns housekeeper. Applj
at Miner OlflOO.
TO LET From or ahout April 1st, (light
room house, furnished, Bath room, oleotrlo
light, piano, workshop, and largo garden Corner of Kalis jind Hoover streets, Apply K. I',
U'halley. Nelson, I*. O.
WANTKI) By thoroughly oompetont and
OXperietlOOd holy, position as housekeeper in
large Urst*olags hotel, (*. P, u. preferred, References exchanged, Address Miner oftlco,
Nelson,
WANTED Man to run planer. Good wages
for first-class man, J. A. Say ward, Nelson, li.C,
WANTED  At onoo, skirt ami waist makers,
also apprentices to the dressmaking,  Apply to i
MiiH McMillan, Victoria blook, upstairs; same I
eutraneeiis Dr. La Hau's.
FOR SALE A flrat-olossseoond band lady's
bloyolo. High grade Uamhler mak". Is in ex
eell'enl condition. Can he adjusted fur child
run.   Apply at thlsofflc-P.
OFFICES and Rooms to rent, newly deoor��
ttted nnd painted. Apply Thomson Stationery
Co.. Ltd.
WANTKI)   Hy Unit Class bookkeeper,  who
has S oi* i boors a day to spare, a set of hooks
to keep.   Addrsol X Y /. Minor offloe,
Cheap Cash Store.
We are now open and ready for business,   stock fully
assorted.    We wish   to   draw   your  attention  to   the
following: -
LADIES' BLOUSES in Print, Muslin, Pique. Prices
from 50c up,
FANCY WAIST SILKS.   Prices from 50c per yard
to $1.50 per yard, all the very latest patterns.
FANCY  DRESS GOODS, All  the   newest  shades
rind styles.
MARTIN   O'REILLY    &    CO.
TERMS CASH.
KOOTENAY   SUPPLY   CO.
Groceries, Provisions, Mining Supplies, Mining Drill Steel.
WHOLESALE   Mail ^V^ity.
P. O. Box 214.   Vernon street, Nelson, B. C.
House Cleaning Time.
As you will no doubt require New Carpets and Curtains when renovating the house, do not forget we
have a much heavier stock of Carpets and Lace
Curtains than formerly,and will be pleased to show
what we have. The latest novelties in Dress Goods.
We are showing a fine range of Ladies' Capes,
Jackets and Skirts. ....
Clothing,   Boots and Shoes,    Gents' Furnishings.
A.  FEI^LAlSfp   & CO.
Some Pianos are Sweet in Tone
Some Pianos are Responsive in Touch
Some Pianos are Chaste in Design.
Few Pianos are  sweet in   tone,  responsive
in touch and chaste in design.
Listen to a Mason & Risch Piano,
Play upon a Mason & Risch Piano,
Examine even the case of a Mason & Risch Piano,
And in it you will find all the requisites of
a perfect instrument.
Inspectioij li-n/ileil.     Correspoi}dei>ce Solicited.
Thomson Stationery Co. t't'd. T?."
Canadian
AND S00 LINE
THE SLEEPING  CAR   ROUTE
EAST   OR    WEST.
BETWEEN THE PACIFIC AND
A TLANTIC.
Tourist Ottrs puss Revelstoka daily
to !St. Paul; Tuesdays and Saturdays
for Toi-ont*.-. Thursdays for Montreal
and Boston.
THHOUGH   TICKETS   TO   AND   FK0M   AIL
PARTS OF CANADA AND THE
UNITED STATES.
NO   CUSTOMS DIFFICULTIES
WITH BAGGAGE.
Auction   Sale
Of Household Goods.
We will sell  at auction,  on  the
promises, on Thursday, March 30th,
at 2 o'clock p. m.. all the contents
of a well furnished house. Sale
without reserve; terms cash.
Come to Observatory street,   2nd
house west ol Stanley.
C. A. WATERMAN & CO.,
Auctioneers.
DAILY TRAIN.
To   Kossland, Trail,   KoIihod.
0,40p.m.-Umve8���NEL80N -Arrlves-lO.SJ p in
U(��o(��*lla.v Lulu:   KfMlO Itoilte.
Stk. ICokankk
K*irt!)tt Sunday. rc-*.**b**.i Bund*!-**
1   p.m.���Loaves���NELSON���Arrlvos���11  11.1t
litMiti'iiay River Bonus*
stk. Movik.
Mon.. Wert., Frl. Tuc.(-*. Thur-*. Sut.
8a.m.���Leaves���NELSON���AmveB���6.80  p n*..
MftkOB connection nl Pilot Bay with Str. Kl ���
kanoo In both dlrootions.
Stoatnora on thoir respective routoa oal nt
principal Landings In both dlrootions an t
oihei- points when signalled.
ll-iln   Line ami   Iiiicriiicilliilt* I'oIhIn   via
Kloiaii   I.like, linlly.
li.ltu a, m.-Leavos���NELSON���Arrlvos-8.20 p, m.
Asokiitain Rates
and full Information   by addressing neara t
loeiil tiKent.. 0. E, Bcasley, City Ticket Ak'I, or
H. \V. DREW, Agent, Neleo
\\. I*'. ANDERSON, E, J. COYLE,
Tray, Pass. Agent,,      DiHt. Pass. Agoi.t,
Nelson Vanoouvor
Spokane  Falls ��l
Northern R'y.
WeSson  &  Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
Tbo ouly all rail routo without ohaug
of cars between Nelson aud Rossland aud
Spokane and Rosslaud.
(DAILY)
Leave 9.40 a.m, NELSON Arrive 5.30 p.n
���'   11:55 "   ROSSL'D    "     3:10
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "    6.30 p.m
'l'r.iin Hint IcnvoH  Nelnon nt 0:10 n.n.
nmk"K  close  OODDfiotioDB lit Spoknne (01
nil Pttoiflo Const I'liinls.
Passeugers (or Kettle River ond Bound
iry Greek, (Hinneot at Mnruns wlthStagi
Dally,
O. (I. DIXON, (i. P, &T.A.
Spokane   Wash
G, K. TAOKABUKY,
Ai?ent.Nelson, P.. 0,
TO BE  LET.
Four roomed cottage on Kootenay Lake, opposite Nelson. Kudosed fruit and vegetable garden,
well stocked with large and small
fruit trees of all kinds. Henhouse
etc.    Apply
NI��WLING*& CO.
Uaker Street.
Alt Contractors figuring on buildings that
will roqulro
PLATE GLASS
Should oonaull
J.   W.  MELLOR,
VICTORIA, B.C.
WbdeuiricMthe largest slock of Plate (JlasH
In the Province.
Hudson's Bay Company.
Incorporated itiTO.
Packet
teas
handled
by
the
Hudson's
Bay
Company.
Hudson's Bay Stores.
West Baker St., Nelson.
JOHN SPEAR,
THE PIONEER CATERER OF 15. P.
Is now prepared  to till orders
for   Luncheons,   Dinners    or
Evening Parties.
Melton     Mowbray     Pies.     Chicken,
Veal, and Pork Ties,   All orders
promptly   attended   to.
Ward St.,   - Opposite Hume Hotel.
ATLANTIC
Steamship Lines
From St. .lolin
Allan Lino���Oallfurnlan...     April   2
Dominion Line���Scotsman April ti
From Portland
Allan Line-Castilian Ain-ll  8
From New York
Whin* Star Lino���Britannia March 20
Ounard   Line��� Unibria April  1
American Lino���Paris March 211
Anchor Line���A nehoi In March ii
From Bomon
Dominion Line-Now Kngland March 89
1'nsHiigos m-riiii'ieil to and from all Kuropean
points. For rates, tickets and full Information
apply to O. P. It, depot agent, or C. K. Hoanloy,
Oity Ticket Agent, NcUon, I), 0.
WILLIAM HTITT,
54.11  Gonoral Agont, O.P.R, OIBces Winnipeg.
We have purchased the express
and drayage business of Mr. J. W.
Cowan and bespeak as large a patronage at the hands of Nelson citizens as was accorded Mr. Cowan.
G. DAVIS & CO.
Leave orders at D. McArthur's or
telephone No. 8-*;.
Improved   Property
FOR SALE CHEAP.
House and lot on  Victoria Mroet,   near
Presbyterian church  t*"1
Houso and Lot on Victoria stroul  MOO
Huiihu and Lot on Victoria utroot...   J80O
Houso and Lot on Victoria Htreot   [800
House uud two leu on Carbonate Htreot..  1800
Business Corner on Vernon Htrec*.   WOO
Dairy Itancli near city���(ItferH wanted.
House to let on Stanley Htreot. ,
Honey   to   Limn   Real   Kxlate   and   Chattel
Mortgages, ,
Wantod���Mining Sharos, NcIhoii, Ymir and
Slooan.
ALEX. STEWART,  m1n1KSokKb
��mr�� T.ir-.-r.n���,, 1 |,  Ulnrli, Krlmin, B.
Carbide.
Niagara  Falls Acetylene    Gas    Machines.
Newling & Co.
Baker Street ���
NELSON DAILY MINER, MONDAY, MARCH 27,  1899
THE I. 0. 0. F. HALL
OPENING 0KREM0NIES   WILL END
WITH  A BALL-
.Representatives From All   tbe   Different
Orders, Except Masous, Assemble in Conclave
Dc-loRnttw from all tbe secret societies in Nelson, exoept the Masons,
were present ou Saturday evening at
tlio now I. O. O. F. hall, the handsome
new brick block recently erected on
the corner of Baker and Kootenay
streets. Although built by tlm Odd Fellows Iho building will ho used as a
meeting plaoe by other societies, uud
accordingly represeittfttives of thu
Knights of Pythias, Sons of England,
Canadian Order of Foresters. Orange-
men Independent Order of Foresters
aud Maccabees also assembled to ar-
rnuge the dedicatory oerenionies on the
formal opening of tho hall.
After some diseussiou it was nuniii*
mously resolved that the dedicatory
ceremonies be under the joint auspices
of the societies above mentioned, and
that they be held during the last
week of April. It was also felt that
such an epoch in the sooial life of the
Oity of Nelson should be marked by a
social function of importance, and accordingly it was decided that the ceremonies ho followed by a grand ball
and supper, and uo effort will be
sparod to ensure that every thing
passes off with the brilliancy and eclat
suitable to tho oocasion. Mr. J. J.
Malone was olected chairman ; Mr. A.
Carrie, Treasurer, aud Mr. J. Fred
Squire, Secretary. Tbe net proceeds
of the dance will he divided equally
between the Kootenay Lake General
Hospital and the Nelson Public Li-
brnry,
To ensure proper attention to details
the following committees weie chosen ;
on lofreshmeuts. Messrs. J. J. Malone,
II. Irviue, aud F. Symonds;on printing, Messrs. M. B. Toye, F. J. Squire
and 0. M. Roseridale; aud on music
and invitation, Messrs. M. Brydges,
F. Symonds, and F. J. Squires.
NELSON FREIGHT KATES.
Committee of   Board   of Trade   Interview   Traffic Manager Kerr.
Advantage was taken on Saturday
afternoon of the presence in Nelson of
Mr. R. Kerr, traffic manager of the
C. P. R. west of Lake Superior, to
present tho claims of Nelsou towards
bctte-/ treatment in the matter of
freight rates. The oomiuittee appointed
by the Board of Trade to confer with
Mr. Kerr in the matter, consisted of
Messrs. H. B. Thomson, J. Banner-
man, P. Chapman, A. Borland and M.
DesBrisay. Although only appointed
tho evening before, tbe gentlemen
composing the coiuiuitteo laid then
views beforo Mr. Kerr at considerable
length, who listened attentively to
them.
While they were unable to extract
any delinito promise from Mr. Kerr,
they received the assurance that when
the cusu is presented to him in the
form of a report, he will do his best to
remove any legitimate grievances ibnt
may exist. Mr. Kerr considered that
the form of any remedy that might be
decided upou should be left to the
company, so thnt otlier arrangements
might not be interfered witb.
Though nothing definite was deoided upou, it wus the general opinion of
the delegates that the interview had nol;
been in vain. At unv rate the legitimate claims of Nelson will low be
carefully considered from a business
standpoint.
Mr. Kerr, accompanied by Mr. W.
II. Alilridge, superintendent of the
Trail Smelter left for the East ou
yesterday morning's tram.
SATURDAY'S GUN CLUB SCORES
Six   Successful   Sweep   Stakes    Were
Participated   in.
The weather wns just right on Saturday afternoon tor shooting and there
was a large attendance at the regular
weekly shoot of the Nelson Gun Club.
Great interest is being manifested in
trap shooting hero and the weekly competitions are becoming more popular
as each Saturday afternoon oomes
round, The membership of the club
is increasing in un encouruging manner.
Saturday's scores were as follows :
Mannsell, 2 ; Steele, !l; C. Ooopel, !!;
Cridlde, 1; Cookson, 2; Hunter, I
total. 13 vs. McDonnell, 0; tit, Barbe,
il; Dr. Hall, !l; Williams, 3; Fletcher,
I); L. M. Luy, 1 ; total, !).
Criddle, 2 ; Steele, 3 , Mannsell, 8;
Goepel, 11; Cookson, !l; Fletcher,
3; total 15 vs. McDounell, 4; St.
Barbe, 8; Dr. Hall, 3 ; Williams, 1 ;
L. M. Lav, 0; Fletcher. 3; total, 13.
* St. Barbe, 8; Criddle, 1; Dr. Hull.
4; C. (loopel, 4; total, 13 vs. Mannsell.
II; Steele, 4 ; Cookson, I; McCunc, !!;
tidal,  11.
Mannsell, ;i; Dr. Hull, 3; St. Barbe,
4; Criddle, 5; Cookson, 3; total, 10
VS. Steele, 4 i McDonnell, b; Beasley,
0; Goepel, !i; Williams, 8; total, in
Steele, 4; St. Uuihe, !1; Mannsell, b;
Hi*. Hall, 4; total, Hi; vs. O. Goepel,
3; Criddle, I ; McDonnell, 8; Cookson,
I ; total, 7.
Muunscll, il; Criddle 2; MoOunu, ll;
total, r>;vs St. Bathe, 3; Cookson, 3;
Goepel, (l; total, 4.
LOCAL  AND PERSONAL
Provincial Constable Wilson is in
town from Creston.
Judge Spinks of Vernon, registered
at the Hume yesterday.
Mr P. Bums arrived in Nelson last
evening after a business trip to Eastern Canada.
Mrs. Troup gave u "celebrity"
party ut her house on Saturday afternoon, Whioh was very largely attended.
Frank B. Gibbs, of Brnokinnn &
Ker,, returned yesterday from a busiuess trip through the Boundary country.
Dr, Symonds yesterday cuuglit a G-
pound char in the rapids. This is
tne largest ilsh so far landed this
winter.
Mr. aud Mrs. W. H. Aldridge of
���������rail,   aeoompauled   by   Miss   Ayres,
passed through Nelson yesterday en
route east.
Mr. Maynard   H.   Cowan, who  has
a contract on the Nelson-Bedlingtoii
road near Oreston, is in Nelson on business.
Mr. F. C. Moffatt, mining editor of
the Rossland Miner, spent yesterday
in Ihe city on his wsy home from a
trip through the Slocan.
Tenders arc asked for the excavatiou
and masonry for the foundation of the
Bank of Montreal building. Work will
be commenced immediately.
M. C. D. Blackwood is now rejoicing in the fact that he is a father, a
bouncing baby bov having beeu boru
to Mrs. Blackwood on Saturday.
Mrs. Horace Hume and daughter
have returned from a visit to Victoria.
While away Mrs. Hume underwent
nn operation umi is now in exoellent
health.
Mr. Menno UnzioVer, representing
tho well known mining machinery
firm, Fraser & Chalmers, of Chicago,
leaves for Rossland on this morning's
train.
Mr. Robert Rintoul, of tbe Bank of
Montreal, Victoria, arrived at the
Phair last evening. Ho will replace
Mr. A. It. Buchanan, local manager,
while the latter goes cast ou a very
interesting mission.
Tlie weather still coutinues cold
enough to provide good ice at the
Crystal Rink. The band was in attendance on Saturday night and the
attendance of skaters was large. The
rink will be open to skaters this
evening.
"I tell you that advertising pays,"
said Then Madson last, night. "Since I
commenced to use printer's ink I have
more ordors coming in from the surrounding country than ever before.
I have done more business already this
year than for the same period in any
two previous years."
Advices from East Kootonay state
that work is beiug pushed on the
Nelson-BedliiigtOH road. Over two
thousand men ure employed and
nearly half the grading on this side of
the boundary is completed. Business
at Oreston, though good, is not quite
so lively as it bus been during the past
mouth,
AT THE HOTELS.
Phair���H. M. Stevenson, Ainsworth; G. O. Buchanan, Kaslo; J.
F. Beutty, Winnipeg; K. E. McKen-
zie, Ymir;   R.   J.    Inglis,   Montreal;
F. L. Ewing, Creston, M. H. Cowan,
Wollaud Bay; Frank Patterson, McLeod ; F. C. Moffatt, Rossland ; J. E.
Poupore, Naksup; G. A. M. Young,
Creston ; E. .1. Coyle, Vancouver; W.
H. Aldridge and* Wife, Trail; Miss
Ayres, Trail; H. W. Kent, Vancouver; J. H. Vink, Fort Steele; Wm.
Lawson, Toronto ; P. Burns, Calgary ;
Robt. Rintoul, Victoria; H. R.
James, VanobuverjT. B. Webster, St.
Paul; J. W. Stewart, Cascade.
Hume���R. McGuiro, Molly Gibson Mine; E. A. Baker, Vancouver;
H, J. Hadill, Winnipeg; W. W. Arm
strong, Toronto; W. P. R.vnu. R. J.
Hannah, Toronto; J. L. McKinnon,
Robson; D. MoEwen, Montreal;
James Oonnaobnn, Sandon; Ward
Spinks,   Vernon;   Raoul   Green, Oro;
G. S. Cordon, M. D.. Victoria; C.
(). Dawes, Revelstoke.
TORONTO  ITEMS.
Toronto, March 3fi���Patrick Hughes,
formerly a prominent merchant of
Toronto, died last night after a brief
illness, aged tin. His brother, Bern-
hard Hughes, died ouly a month
ago
Mr. Theodore Fuller, a surveyor,
boarding at S3 George street, drunk
an ounce of laudanum iu the Russell
House yesterday afternoon. The doctors at tbe emergency hospital had to
work hard to stive the man's life; but
their efforts were at leugth successful,
aud Fuller was able to leavo the hospital in a couple of hours.
POPE STILL   IMPROVES
Rome, March 35,���The Pope is
steadily gaining strength. Ho eats
well and his mentality is as acute as
ever. He celebrated mass this morning without requiring aid of any kind,
and he will probanly officiate at mass
at St. Peters on one of the first Sun-
duys after Easter.
*ll.**"i i i>lii*.*l<;il lEepol't,
(Observations
taken
by A. 11. Holdich.
DATK
hay
mint
LOW-
KNOW
BAR.
KST
KBT
KAI.I,
OMBTRR
Mar a)
Monday
:'7.5
26.0
0.21
27.40
Mar -.'I
Tuesday
211 5
21.0
0.00
27.70
Mar 22
Wed'day
2J.0
11.11
fl.Ofb
27.75
Mar 2.-1
Thursday
12.11
211.11
0.00
27 .'if,
Mar 21
Friday
11.11
87.0
0.01
���27.75
Mar 2.*.
Saturday
10.0
17.0
(1.0(1
Hi.lt)
Mar 211
Sunday
11.11
17.0
0.1)0
2S.I0
w you L1KW WOUK,
uniiooennary work, the old fashioned implements ami old fashioned method! uro good
enough for yon.
But if you desire bo muku matters easier for
yourself and holp, come in and look over tho
GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD
HARDWARE
wo are showing. Kaoh article is iho best nf
its kind both In quality and do-d^i) and umpteen nre not hi^h.
Vancouver Hardware Co., Ltd.
Importers of
Shelf and Heavy Hardware.
Spring Opening.
I Respectfully Invite the Ladies of
Nelson to our Millinery Opening,
Wednesday, March 29.
Mrs. McLaughlin.
We are Acknowledged Throughout
Kootenay .������.
As Efficient,
Thorough
And  Up-to-Date   Watch    Makers.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
or money refunded. . . ,
Patenaude Bros.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Co.
Payment must accompany
all orders.
CHARLES ST  BARBE,
AGENT.
FOK SALE.
8-Koom modern house ��2,000
5-Koom houso on easy terms    1.100
8-Room house und 3 lots  corner
Vernon  nnd   Park  street,   a
JO fine residence    3,500
f   2 ffood lots in Hume Addiiion,
')   1 lot in Hume addition -i\ Hnap.
��� 2 lots on Lattmer street  $ j80
'}   3 lots In Addition A       7;">0
V if taken a! once.
')  Lots il and 12 corner Ward a��d
��� ltobson streets       600
l TO RJENT,
D   Several   Koort   houses   and   furnished
| .1. L VANSTONE, Mining Broker.
I II. II. WILLIAMS, fuslo'is Broker.
I Ileal Eslale Agents,
jj  Baker tit., Nelson, li. C.
ALBERT MASLONKA
Dealer in BOOTS &
SHOES.      Repairing
work a Specialty. The
Cheapest Place to
Deal in Town.
Hall Street,
Few Doors Below Baker.
TRAINS AND STEAMERS ARRIVING   AND   DEPARTING
PROM NEI-SON.
0:30 inn.���Train leuvos O. P. R. station
for nniin line and Intermediate points via Blooan
Lake route dailv.
8:(K) BUI.���S.S. Moyie. leaves for Kool -
enay L'a'g and way points
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday.
0:40 a.ii).���Train leaves N. & F. S.
station for Hossland, Spokane and way points ilaily.
10:06 a.m.- S. S. International arrives
from Kaslo and way points
ilaily except Sunday.
11:00(1.nil S. S. Kokanee arrives from
Kaslo and way points daily
except Sunday.
*I:0II p.m. -S. S. Kokanee leaves for
Kaslo and way points,
daily, except Sunday.
1:11(1 p.m. S.S. International leaves
for Kaslo and way points,
dailv except Sunday.
5:80 p.m. Train arrives N. k F. S.
station, from Spokane,
Rosslaud and way points,
daily.
(1:50 p.m.���ti. ti. Moyie arrives from
Kootenay L'd'g and way
points, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
6:40 p. ni. -Train leaves O. P, H, station for Robson, Trail,
Hossland, etc, daily.
8.80 p. m.���Train   arrives   0.   P* R.
station from iii ii i r i line and
intermediate points via
SlooBn Lake route daily.
10:80 p.m.���Train arrives 0. P. R. station, from Hossland, Trail,
Robson, etc., daily.
Steam tags   Kaslo,   Angerona,   Hod
Star,   Hercules, Surprise and  others
ply on Kootenay lake to and from Nelson, but have no regular  times of arrival ad departure.
Transportation CompnnlcH aro roquoHLod lo
^i vi* notice to the Miner of any alterations In
le time of irrlval and departure from Neleon,
Say John
Come in and see our New Line oe Shoes.
They're just what you want for this weather
of all kinds- Won't cost yon a cent to look at
'em. Bring some of your friends along too;
we'd like to get acquainted with them.
The Easy Shopping Store.
LILLIE BROS.,
ABERDEEN
BLOCK.
Money Doesn't Count.
I must clear out my present slock to make room
tor New Spring* Goods. My Seven and Twenty-
one Jewel Watches will be the first to go at
Bargain prices.
I make a specialty of fine Watch   Repairing.
J. J. WALKER,
Jeweler. Baker St.
IT IS TRUE
We have more goods displayed in our store on Baker street than most
stores carry at any lime, but that is nothing. Our large warehouse on
the water front is filled to its utmost, saying nothing of our basement In
the Aberdeen block, 50x125 feet, and filled to overflowing.
We carry this stock, which you can easily see is the largest in Net-
son, because we are in a position to buy in quantities, therefore enabling
us to give the public the benefit, which we do.
Call or write for prices, and remember our goods are guaranteed.
Sole agents for the celebrated "Three Star" Flour, Blue. Ribbon
and Monsoon Tea.
M. DesBrisay & Co.
No Kick Coming
When you see our $10.00 Suits. They are what you
have been paying $14 and $15 for.
If you want something better than a ready-made suit,
we have a Full Range of Spring Samples from the well
known firm of Kennedy St Douglas, Merchant Tailors,
Toronto. We will take your measure for them. These
are Union Made Goods.
Emory & Walley,
The Hub Furnishing House.
T. Rails T. Rails
8 lb.
12 lb.
Drill Steel,  Blacksmiths' Coal,
Ore Cars, Powder, Caps and Fuse.
Lawrence Hardware Co.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Nelson, B- C.
Fishing Tackle.
We are opening up the largest and mosl
complete assortment of Rods, Reels,
Lines and Flies in the city.
Nelson Hardware Co,
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
. . FRESH . .
AND SALT MEATS
Dumps Bupplled on shortest notioe and Lowes Prluue
Mail Orders receive Careful attention.
Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies
kept in ntock.
Markets at Nelson and Yinir,
E. C. TRAVES
Manager.
PARSONS _^
PRODUCE Co.
Wholesale Produce
and Provisions. . .
We have been Appointed *o\e agent*
for Kootenay for aWIHT & OO.,
^oiith Oniahji, and will carry a full
.stock of meats of their manufacture
nl Nelson	
Mail orders will be filled at prices
ruling on day order is received.
Head - Offices ��� Winnlper?
IlKAM BBS  Va.ncciivkH. Vh-TOHIA
\ki.--ov. Hossland, Atlin Lakh
Taqiss   I ake.! (Hikeshoop, B.C..
and Dawson Cjtt.N. W. T,    .
���-������'���ias-sS**-
P.  J.   RUSSELL,  Hanager.
NELSON, B.C.
Patronize Home Industry, and Smoke the
Royal Seal
And  other    Union
Made Cigars  of the
Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.
NELSON, B. C.
REISTERER & CO.,
Brewers of Fine Lugei-*.
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see   us.
NELSON.
B. f.
Money
To Loan^>
Great West Life Assurance Companv.
At 8 per cent, on
Improved Property.
H. R. CAMERON
Agent, Baker Street.
C.W.WKST&CO.
General Teamsters.
Atents fir B. C. Oil Cp
(Standard Oil Co.)
Anthracite Coal.
First Class Fir
STOVE WOOD
Cut any lengtl
to order.    One car  of Fres*.
Spokane Lime just arrived.
Office Cor. Baker & Hall Sts.
Telephone   88.
IMPERIAL    BANK
OK   CANADA.
Capitol Paid  up ��� 9:-!,000,not
Hunt 1,200,000
IHUKCTOK.H
11. s. Rowland) 1'ren.  T. H.Merritt, vieoPron.
wm. Ramsay,     HurIi Ryan,     Koht.jatrray
'I', Sutherland Hlaynor,       Klian KoKoru,
Head Ottlee, Toronto.
I). K. WlLKIBj Genera] Manager.
B. HAY, hiHpector.
It rum'lies In nil |>t-lurl|inl el-Hen and iuwun
In    Ontario   ami   (|u< In .
ItniiH-liftt     In       Multiloba,      KorlliwfMt
Territories iiimI  Hrltlnh �� olumhln.
WlNMI'KU,    I'UKTAUK   I,A   DltAIltlK. ItltANHON
Alan.   GaIjOAKY, Pa INCH ALBKRT. Kjj&imntun,
South Kdmonton, n. w.   t.    Vancduvkk
NRLSON,  1-KVhI.HTOKK, B, (*.
Agonta InQreal Britain Lloyd's Bank, Ltd.,
"���-' Lombard streak London, witn whom money
may be deposited for transfer hy leUer or cable
to any pari of Canada,
NKLHON   IIHANt'ir.
I^'lti-r- uf Credit ismied ou Alanka('omitier-
olalCO. payable at at. Miehaol'H, Alaska, and
Dawson City.
Draft* Bold, available al all points in Can-
da, United States and ICuropo.
Letters Of oredit U-OUOdi available in any
part of the world.
Savings bank Department-Deposit* of 91
nnd upwards received nnd intercut allowod.
Debentures -Municipal and other debentures purchased,
Money Orilera iHHiied payable at any Hank
I:.,'.* I ,,;, : $10, 8e; 910 to 920. lOo;
920 to 930, I'ie: 930 to 9^0, He.
J.   M-   LAY.   MANAGER,
QUEEN'S SCHOOL, VANCOUVER.
PRINCIPALS-B >wo(
OK,
- a:, OAMB. ENQ.
Boarding and Day School.       Present   Numbers 44.     Preparatory   class
under Lady.   Highest references to   Parents, etc.
For Terms apply to Principals, ���        1171 Georgia St., Vancouver.
Geo.    Holbrook,
City Scavenger.
All klmlH of iliiy und iilicti! KonvcnRarlng.
Work prompll; ilone. 1 in mn, > !m*i*iii"K
dono.
Box m   U��vt ord.n ��t M, D*MUrli��T'<. j
NELSON DAILY MINER MONDAY, MARCH 27.  1899.
LAW AS D
BY A
A Correspondent Who is in
Favor of ihe Bill-
HE SEES BENEFIT IN IT
It Will Tumi to   Improve   the  Ooudition
of the Miner and Will Not Scare
Oapital   Mining News-
To The Editor of The Miner.
Sir:���A question of its advantages
or otherwise is less mooted than it
should in tlio eight hour mining law
reoently passed by the Legislature at
Victoria. True its supposed disadvantages havo been brought before the
public by thoso whoso pockets it may
seem to have touched. It is desirable
to treat such subjects dispassionately
without regard to the party of persons
responsible for the legislation but on
the broad principle of the greatest good
to  tho  greatest number.
Tho paramount question of population is its sustenance. While a com*
munitv cau exist foi- a short time in
themselves by consuming the surplus
of their substance and while the few
may gain by the performance of the
necessary services to the many, yet
unless tho people aro producing actual
adequate wealth from raw material
something that will bring value ill tin*
markets of the world, the existen -e of
such a community must be transitory
Tho first necessity of any productions
is labor aud we must this submit to
tho immutable axiom that "Labor is
the producer of all wealth. "
It requites no argument to show
that in a mining district the miner
and his direct dependents, are the
most numerous classes and he is the
father of the comuumiry family.
Without going deeper into the subject
it is obvious that the condition of
thu miner bespeaks the conditions of
his community and that his fortune
good or ill is theirs also. The question
which suggest themselves may bo summed up as follows :
1.���Are the conditions of the miner
as desirable as thev might be'.'
II.���What effect will the eight hour
law have in battering bis oircum-
stances?
III.���What effect will the decreased
hours of labor have ou the mining industry and Iho community?
While no fault cuu be found with
the wages paid minors under the pies-
ent ten hour regime, it is evident
that from other reasons all is nol
right with them. The streams of
workmen constantly quitting theft
jobs after having worked it may be
but a lew shifts, show there is profit-
able cause to question his tre traent al
the mines. We can from experience
suggest two reasons for this. Tho long
bouis spent underground, ami the ill
conditioned accommodations in ami
out of the mi ies. Worn ont by the
former and disgusted with tbo latter
the human mapbine must perforce bi
given a change���the miuer calls for
bis time to seek a respite.
After resting a fow days he goes
out to look lor another job which (if
course he cannot   always   obtain,   bis
old  placo  being    immediately tilled
when he quist.au there are always many
idle men. In this way he may fritter
away his earnings and liuallv when
he again gets work he is oftentimes
"broke". To briefly sum up his troubles, bis hours are too long���his living
accommodations at the mine are generally bad���and the numbers of idle minors prevent him from getting work
readily. Tbis is the experience of
about every miner and tbe continuance
of his work is simply a question of his
endurance and   we hold tbat  the  pii-
mary cause is traceable lo the long
hours.
II.���lu considering the eight hour
law as a means to |iomedy the hardships nf the miner, it mint be remembered that the foremost thinkers on
the labor problem, unanimously agree
that the shortening of the hours of labor is about the only measure thai oan
effectually sot I b* the question. Thai
experience has shown their theory lo
be correct is beyond all doubt.
To measure the expenditure of labor
the elapsed time in its performance
must be duly considered, and tho two
together denotes the factor of energy
Thu. au aniiii*tl rn* machine performs
so much work iu a giveu time, which
is its capacity and if the time is cur
tailed 10 therefore is its amount of
work. Following these lines tlie
minor only working eight hours per
day must theoretically do but four
fifths as much as when working tin
hours, To do the. work left undone au
extra-miner is required foi every
four. Or fur every one hundred minors twenty-live additional would
have to be employed fo do ai much
in eight hours as mm hundred had
dono in ten. The logical working out
of this theory would he something
like   this     Tho relieving  of the   labor
market of any surplus,   must have tin
well kn.iwn effeoi of stiflening the
demand. The oousequence is self-evident Ihe mine owner improves his in*-
enmmodalion for hoarding his men improves Ihe ventilations of his mine
etc.. Un bis part of the miner does
not require periods of rest so often
and he remains Steadily at work,
has more leisure lo recreate and he
iug heller contented with bis lot is
hotter qualified to perform tbo various
duties ot citizenship.
III.*���Passing to  the   third  part  of
our problem��� The effect of tbo decreased hours of labor ou the milling Indus
try and  tho   community���wo   assume J
no cut on 1 In* lair wages paid   to min- *
ers now and as a   pari of   thi    desired
end of the reduction of the hours of )a-
Ikii- it would he qecetsaty   to take this j
view.
At first thought we are inclined lo
belleye tbo shortened hours will work
hardship on Ihe mine owner. Union
a little reflection il will be seen that
the benefits of the changed conditions Will not hi one-sided. Capital
has been le-ined and not nnjustlv so of!
oftentimes treating its co-partner labor with scant consideration. As wo
bave before observed that the latter is
the creator of the former, capital's interests must clearly be subservient to
that of labors. It has been customary
to represent capital aud labor as natural enemies but as tbe end desirod is
mutual viz., to produce, tbeir inteiests
must or should he parallel. Iu Ihe
present case the mine owners will under tbe eight hour system be able to
obtain a superior class of intelligent
steady workmen which all who have
had any experience in this lino can
thoroughly appreciate, lu perhaps none
of the walks of life do results depend so much on intelligent and sound
judgment. A man may have the
strength of a Hercules yet if be lacks
these two requisites bis strength will
count for naught in successfully breaking ground.
Doubtless tho mine owner will object to any ohange of tho system now
in vogue on the ground that thoir di-
������idends will suffer but there is every
reason to believe that others will
OOOUT to them. It is no seciot that
never under present conditions to miners think cf performing ton hours of
labor under ground and it is a safe
statement that they could do the same
amount of work in eight hours that
they do now in ten. Who will say
that under more favored circumstances
that even more work would uot he accomplished than at present. At any
rate if the miners were to meet the
owners half way in the amount of
work done under the new regulations,
could not the owners contrive by improved management to economise in
other directions to uiake good the remaining deficiency. In order to do
them the following changes might
suggest themselves.
Increased efficiency of underground
management.
Improved mine equipment.
Cutting off of any unnecessary official salaries ami most mines could do
sunn thing advantageous in this line.
With these reforms instituted it is
not unlikely that a greater saving
could In* made to the companies thau
the difference of the extra expense the
decreased hours of labor would   make.
It is natural that with prosperous
miners his dependents���not merely
his own family, but merchants, tradesmen, newspapers, etc , must share his
prosperity. All ioo often are these
classes antagonistic to any change calculated 10 benefit tbe miner ou the
principal that it will scare capital. It
is a shortsighted policy. Capital is
not so easily scared where the dividends nre so generous as thoy are fiom
most mines in Ibis district.
We have at least two notable in
stances at onr door of Ihe beneficial
working of the eight hour law,in Utah
aud in the coal mines of Nanaimo
We have uo less an authority for a
statement to hear out its benefii ini
working in Nanaimo. than that made
hy Mr. James Dnnsmuh' uh recently
in discussing some trouble they an*
having with their miners in the Alexandria coal miues stated that lie had
been, and was still willing to pay *r"2
for eighi hours work while hi ross ou
the Sound the same labor was paid
$1.5(1 for ten hours work. That Mr
Dunsmnir ever Buffeted by any decreased hours of labor needs no denial to
those who are familiar with the name.
From the humanitarian point of
view it is just lhat till good people
should lend their moral support lo any
measure such as tho one under discussion that will tend to the betterment
of the hiiuian race. Credit is due our
legislators for snch a stride in the
right direction and any stops tnkeu to
induce the government to withhold
from putting the sections in force
must be deprecated as a move hack-
ward. E. P. BBEMNBB.
New Denver, March 2b, 1899.
* *   *
New York, March 36.��� Bar silver.
oOf'a ;   Mexican     dollars,    47'2 ; silver
certificates, uu to SO^fj.
* *   *
A. L. Teeter.one of the lessees of the
Hank of England claim near Slocan
City und a very well known Slocan
miner arrived in Nelson last night,
.-���ix men are at work on the claim
which is being developed from the
underwoi kings of the adjoining Two
Friends claim. They are in iia feet
mi the Hank of England claim and tlie
ledge averages four feet in width. When
in ."in feel an upraise to the surface will
bo made. The ledge contains a six
inch pavstreak of high grade galena,
running 1(1(1 ounces iu silver.
* *   *
it is ihe intention of the management of tlie Molly Gibson mine to re
sumo operations about the end of
next week. The mine has been temporarily closed   down  pending litigation.
Cripple Greek, Ool., March 80.-The
announcement is made here on reliable authority thai W. 8 Siraltou has
sold his Independence mine to an English syndicate and is now on   his   way
io England to complete the deal.   The
prloe is nol known, bul as two experts aftei a thorough examination of
the property last December estimated
lhe ore iu sight at 16,000,000, it is assumed the selling price is greater than
was ever paid for a Colorado mine.
Mr.  Slra-ton   has   already   taken over
14,000,000 out  of the Independence,
and for Iho past three years only Ihe
ore encountered ill development work
his been taken out.
Easter is Almost Here.
The ladies of Nelson will all have their new
Spring bonnets and your old suit will look
shabby. Call around and let us make you
look new in a new Spring Suit. A full line of
spring and summer goods just received.
H. n. Vincent,
Merchant Tailor.
J   Y.   GRIFFIN* &  CO.
PORK PACKERS and  WHOLESALE PROVISIONS.
Dairy Fed, Mild Cured Moats, "GRIFFIN BRAND" om* Specialty.
Choice Creamery and Dairy Butter, Cheese, Eggs
 Write us for Prices	
R0BT. ROBERTSON, Mgr.,
BRANCHES AT WINNI-
W     PEO AND VANCOUVER.
t^Mfe
Nelson Branch.
p. burns & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
a>&-mH-m-s**s
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
The Brackman & Ker
Milling Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail.   Grain, Hay, Feed, etc.
Write for Quotations on Car Lot*,        -        Nelson, B- 0.
Neisoi)   Teijt   ai)d   AWijiqg   Factory
ALL KINDS OF
Canvas Goods, Tents, Awning, and
Fancy Striped Curtains for Verandahs and Windows.
AI.I, SIZKS (IF TENTS IN STOCK.
Theo. Madson,
Proprietor.
I ^ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD... 1
Real Estate and Insurance Agent.
I; The Birkbeck Investment,  Security 3
and Savings Co.
^3
��:    advance money on Improved Real Estate,     Repayable in 5 and   .-38
E ti years by monthly instalments. ****3
I ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD, AG'T. 1
All Kinds Of Smoke.
sta 11 T, ,V- B, PLUG
URIKK ORINOCO
CLIMAX. CAPSTAN
OLDClll'M RUBYTWIST
SPUN ROLL GRANULATED
THREE OA8TLBS        PRINOE. OF WALES       OCEAN   MIXTURE
SEAL OP NORTH CAROLINA B. P. CIGARETTE TOBACOO.
TARTAN
DERBY
TRAVELLER
PIPER HEID8IEOK
OLD VIRGIN I AT WIST
#   BUY IT    *
The Miner is on s
de ;ii   the
fol-
lowing news stores ���
t five cents
per
copy:
Qllberl Stanley
.*>'* 1-on
*l homson BLal lonery
���ii        Nelaon
< !nnndn Oi'iu \* Ilr,.>k
Hotel UumeNowa Bt*
Co.    Nelaoo
ii'l      Nolson
Motel I'lniir News sin
ml      Molaon
llurnphroj & IMttoak
NelaOO
l>    riuiiplu'll
Vinir
t'. 1*". Nelaon
Now Oonvor
,i. K Delano?
ltosclinrrv
Linton llriK.
Blooan Olty
.1.1. Molntoah
.   Silverton
Slooan N'l'iVh Co.
Sandon
W, Parkor
Brooklyn
i hoinaon Rro***.
Vancouver
Moid Bpokano
Bpokano
M. \X. Slii-hMin
Ho-im,il
\v. II  liter
ttoaaiand
1 it li mill St   Yimiik'
Kuxln
II. T, Maoaunnid
Kii-kiinook
It. S. H.mn
I'lslirr
mil   News   Agents
on  boats
ind
As we keep our Tobaccos lu both our Exulse unci Custom! Bonds we ire
able tn carry a latge ami assorted stuck.
TURNER  BEETOiN  &  CO.
 NELSON 	
FOR SALE.
Two boll and House wlla it rooroi on silica
->lrucl lu'l w-i'cti JoM-jihim-! mni Hull * ixjcIh,
beautifully    litUfltOd*      I'rlci;   13,000.
Terms si.fiw r\<-u, balnnoo to
he   arrangodi
Lot and Bouse (jutinuT street! nwr JosophtnOi
Hired. Price IliOQO.   Terms IfiOO cash,
balance im mortgage*)
Lot ami Store un Haker street, Kouil  location,
Prloe &UMI.
Lot on linker wtreel, near the corner of Cedar
itreot, 9800,
Also a largo listof tin* bosl Rosldont'o  Property in the city.  *
Agonts fm- Addition "A" and MHuu>o"Addition.
trains out of Nelson.
Tho liiilUh ('n'uiubht 1'ei nian"nl   Ukhi mid
SavingsCompaayi witoglva the most reason*
able terms to borrower*, allowing Principal lo
he paid ott'al any time without Charging any
Bonus.
Qamble & O'Reilly,
Agents.
NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.
I'nmuanl i�� iim> Creditors Trust in-cd ah>
anil Ann ihIi *i Acts.
NOTIOE IS hereby given lhat SmiiiidI .1.
Mlghton, of Nelnon. it. c. heretofore carry ing
on business ns Tobacco Moronanl al NeWnu, B.
0��� hasby deed dated Iho 10th day of Mareh,
A.I).,189*i assigned all IiIh personol ostato.
credit-1 and efToob". which may tic seized and
-old under execution, and all his real estate, lo
Hugh It Cameron, of Nelson. B, ('., Agont, In
trust forthe hcncttl of bis creditors. The Kltd
<imid wan executed h\ tne said Samuel .1.
MiKbton and by I hi' said lliij-ch K, Cameron, on
ihr tuili day ot March, a. I>.( I8U9. nnd all nor-
gone having olalms against the said Bamuel ���).
Mlghton nre iequlrod,on or before iim loth day
of April. A. 1). itM), losenri to the Trustee full
particulars of tin- same, duly verified, Logothor
with tho Particulars of the security (if nnyl
hold by I hem.
Notice is hereby furl her given Ihal after the
���-aid Kith day of April. A 1> . 1809, the iruslee
will prooood in distribute the unsou ()f the
irur-i cut ate amongst ihosn creditors who are
i*nt||led thereto, nnd whose Claims have l.hen
Iwen lodged wilh him. hiivinK regard only to
theolnUnsoC which ho then has notice, and
Ihal Im- will not he responsible after said dale
for tho assets of ihe Bald trusl estate, ur nny
pari thcieof. o distributed to any person or
potions, Ilr in or corporation nf whose claim he
tiud not notice nl the lime of ilMrihtitlnii
i on Bakerstieot, in the City uf Nelson, on .Mon
day the20th day of Maroh, A.D., i��w, ai the
' hour of two o'clock in the afternoon,
Dated  al   Nelson,  II.  ('..   thin   Kith  day of
1 March, A. D.. 1800,
MACDONALD & JOHNHON,
���Solicitor* for the nutd Trustee.
HATS! HATS! HATS!
New Spring hats of All Descriptions  to Suit
All Tastes	
Stitson's, of Philadelphia,   and  Christy's,   of
London, are Our Leaders. .... ....
J. A. GILKER. - P. 0. Store
Kirkpatrick & Wilson,
Groceries   and  Crockery.
���
We have just received a large assortment of
PAR GLASSWARE
Direct from   the   Factory.      Prices 25  per
cent,   cheaper   than   in   the   past.
Kirkpatrick  & Wilson,
China Hall.
LONDON & BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLDFIELDS.
LIMITED.
HEAD OFFICE, LONDON, ENGLAND.
All   Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
���m/v*** ������
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager     ,       .    ;
S. S. Fowler, E. M., f   INbLSUIN,   b. L.
Mining Engineer
f
LETHBRIDGE     COAL
$6.75   PER   TON,   DELIVERED.
All orders must be accompanied by cash and should   be   forwarded
either personally or by mail to the oflicd of
FRANK   FLETCHER,  P. L. S.,
W. P. TIERNEY, LAND & COAL AGENT,
General Agent Cor. Kootenay & Baker Sts.
P. RSTHET & CO., LTD.,
VICTORIA, B. C.
Wholesale IVIerchants.
Liquors and Groceries.
Agens for  COLUMBIA   FLOURING
MlLLS,    Enderby and Vernon	
A.   B,   GRAY,    ip. o. box en  nelson, b. c,
  KOOTENAY   AGENT
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
S2,ooo,ooo
Capital Autlioiiztnl   -   -   -
Capita] Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
Head Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Oompavatlve Statement, -.howiug  the pvogreas made by> this Bank In the
pust ten years
Cnpitnl l'ni-l   Dp	
Kent	
Depofllto��	
Circulation	
Loans 	
Liabilities to Public...
Total A��s. t,<*	
L888 181)8
$ 1,000,000     * 1,600,000
1,250,000
-ilHI.'IIHI
2.802,000
098,000
8,885,000
4;088,000
6280,000
8,175,000
1,887,000
8,664.000
lll)IK),(��M)
12,787,000
(ieneral Banking; Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts reoeived on thein   t favoiable terms.   Interest alio wed '>n special
deposit;  ml dm Saving llimk accounts,
HKANl'Ilfc'S IN  BRITI8H  COUIYIIIIA.
Atlin, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver
Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
n,i;h,u?ki''lf*.'',!f,',u!^.'','7'',''l''V''n '������"boon'Mtabllirtioa In connection wltb tbo Notion branch of
In' pw��>nt B peroont per annum? ""   "pw"r    ll,l!,!lvu<1* -ll>-- ourrent rate of Interest allowed.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
GOAT RIVERtUMilR^O.
CRESTON, B. C. oRow-gVsTi.NE
Dealers in all kinds of Lumber.   Oan be delivered at any
time in any Quantity.
C. A. BICELOW.      ���      Mgr.
HotlOO Ik lin-t-ti-, Kivi 11 I tut I 11 in*-**'Ink of I In*
oredlKimof tho ma Bntnuol .1. Mlghton will he
hu'ii ill tlm ln��* "llli'i* "I Miirilntmhl k .Inhnxmi
C D. J. CHRISTIE;  CRESTON,
General Broker,
FOR SALE Wost -Kootenay Valley, B. C, on line
Real Bttate i��� all Porta ol tbe ��f ��' N- P> Ry" "nd
Olty. Nelson & Bedlington By,, now under
construction.
Information regarding Oreston may
Fire, Likb, Accident
and Skknhss   ASSURANCE.
iiio!'iuai.u>u regarding UriiHlon nuij
be had of G HO. Jf KARLAND, Agent
I Nelson, or from
MONEY TO L04N Oreston Townsite Co.,
Aberdeen Blook,    ,
ORBSTON, B. (���.

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