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Daily Edition No 964
Nelson,  British Columbia. Sunday,   February 17, 1901.
Eleventh  Year
��� ..
The B.C. Copper Company's
Smelter Blows In
A Sketch of the Mother Lode
and Smelter Company's
Tomorrow will Bee the Inauguration
of a new epoch in tho history of the
British Columbia Smelting and Mother Lode Mining Companies, the biggest corporation operating in the
Greenwood camp, and among the most
prominent industrial concerns in the
province, lt is announced that tbo
furnace at the B. C. smelter will he
blown in today, and the event thus
consummated will be chronicled In
the history of the Boundary country
as a land mark in the progress of the
mining industry. In this connection
it is of far more than ordinary interest to review the growth of the enterprise which haa now assumed such
extensive proportions.
In 1890 the Mother Lode mineral
claim In Deadwood camp, near Greenwood, was bonded by Col. John Weir
for himself and MesBre F, C. Underwood and James F. Tic-honor all of
New York, city, N. Y. In September of tbat year systematic mining
work was begun in the property under
the direction of Mr, Frederic Keppen
E. M., who has remained in charge
of it ever since. In the spring of 1808
the British Columbia Copper Co.,
Ltd., waa organized in New York and
lt at once acquired tho Mother Lode
and several adjoining claims. Mr.
Kepper was appointed general manager for the company "and "operations*
were continued but upon a larger
scale. Since then the property has
been extensively developed until today
it is one of the largest and best
equipped mines in the Boundary district.
The existence of large bodios of copper-gold ore in the mine having   been
proved, the question of   its  reduction
engaged the attention  of tho management   who   decided   upon   erecting a
smelter   and   took steps to carry  this
deelsion  into   effect with   the   reBult
that the company is now operating its
own redustion works.   The site of the
smelter   Ib at the junction of  Copper
creek with   Boundary   creek  at Anaconda which   lies immediately  south
of and adjoining   the   town of Greenwood.   The  location   is   a most suitable one   both   as regard its   physical
conformation,   which is generally favorable to the requirements of a gravity system,and distance from the company's mines, from whicli the bulk of
Its ore   supply will come.    The   mine
ts distant   about   three   miles and its
altitude is 850 feet above that  of   the
smelter so that there will be nn   serious obstacle   to   putting in   an aerial
tramway   if   at   any time it be found
necessary   to   make   such   connection
between mine nnd smelter.    The C. P.
R.   has  constructed   a   branch   of its
Columbia   tit   Western   railway  from
Greenwood     to   the    mine,    passing
through   the Binelter   site   en   route.
The conformation of tho   ground   also
admits of railway tiaeks being run to
the smelter at three  different levels���
the highest above the   upper ore bins,
the middle immediately over the lower ore bins and   the   "yard" lor ores,
fuel and fluxes,and the lowest to come
in  from   the   Columbia   tit     Western
main line lo Midway, this last below
the level of the  furnace for   convenience in  shipping   the   copper   matte.
Tbe average  elevation   of the smelter
site above   Boundary   creek,   running
below, is about 100 feet, ao that there
is plenty   of   room   for   a slag dump,
Besides  possessing   these   several advantages tbe site iB  centrally situated
for the  receipt of custom ores  which
will also   be   treated   at the smelter.
Starting^ from   the   top  of tbe works
the upper ore  bins oome first.    These
ar six in number, substantially  framed with 12x13 sawn timbers and lined
with 3x12 planking.    They   are   built
in two   parallel   rows   of three each,
with   a   double   railway  track   over
them.   Each bin has a holding capacity of about 500 tons, so that the total
capacity of these  receiving bunkers is
about   3,000    tons.    Beyond   them   a
trestle   has   been built, this and   the
length   over   the   ore bins  providing
room for 18 railway cura  at one time.
An   incline  tramway connects  these
ore    bins   with   the   sampling    mill
building, of frame   78x05   and 58 feet
high.   The   sampling   mill   plant includes a No. 5 Gates'   crusher capable
of redncing 40   tons   of rock per hour
to a 3H inch   gauge ; a No.   2   Gates'
crusher to reduce to a   Hi inch gauge
and  a No. 0  Gates' crusher to reduce
to  a fineness of  half  an   inch;   four
Jcbpaon'B automatic samplers, a set of
10x10 Reliance rolls, style B ; a sample grinder, a belt and bucket elevator with 10 Inch buckets,und other requisites. The upper floor of the
sampling mill is 30 feet above the
���--p..ovlnc;jI  Libr,ryg31oo
of the oro not retained Dy the sam-
plei-B fulling by gravity Into the mill
ore biliB. This arrangement provides
th at only a one twenty-fifth part of
the ore has to bo elevated and thiB after it has been crushed to a fineness
of 1)j inches. Automatic handling
is also secured from the time the ore
is dumped into the big crusher until
it rtaehes the bins. The present
capacity of the sampling mill is 500
tons in 12 hours, or twice that quantity every 24 hourB if run continuously. By extending the main shaft
and lidding one or two sets of crushers, samplers, etc., the capacity can
be doubled or tripled accordingly.
The motive power for tbe mill plant
is supplied by a 10x18 Erie engine
rated ut loo-horse power at 100 lbs.
pressure, the steam coming from tho
main boilers in the boiler house below.
Between the sampling mill and the
furnace are the lower or smelter mixture ore bins. These number 12, of
similar substantial construction to the
upper bins. They are arranged in
four rows of tbree each and cover an
area of 52 feet by 152 feet under one
roof. Their total holding capacity
is about 0,000 tons. There is ample
levelled space on either side to add
three or four similar groups of bins
when largely extended operations
shall require theii ereotion. The existing complex of bins is crossed by
two railway tracks each about 400
feet in length and carried on trestles
21 feet in height. Room has been
left between these tracks for a third
which will be required later for
switching purposes. The providing
of these lower tracks allows of ore
from the company's mine being dumped directly into the mixture bins
without passing thiougb tbe sampling
mill and consequently of economy
in handling when large quantities of
the ore are known by sampling at
the mine to run sufficiently high in
value to make a smelter sampling unnecessary.
The main flue or dust chamber has
been' built below the lower ore bins
and at right angles to them. It Is 12
feet wide, 14 feet high and 618 feet
long, the lust part, 215 feet in length,
running up tbe slope of a hill. At
the top end a temporary steel plate
smoke stack G feet 6 Inchc** in diameter and 00 feet high rises from a
brick ���base. The solid rock-has been
levelled for 35 feet square for a permanent brick staek. The top of the present stuck iB 190 feet above the furnace
floor, due and stack giving an effective draught. The Hue hus thick masonry walls, the lower part lined
with brick and the whole arched over
with brick. It is sufficiently large
in both cross section and length for
six furnaces and also to take the fumes
from the BeBsemer works that will
be put in later.
The   blast  furnace house is   58x45.
and 42 feet to peak of roof.    The lower   part   is   of   structural   iron   with
cast iron plates one inch   thick  for  a
floor   in   front  of the  furnace.   The
feed floor, 15 feet  0 inches   above the
lower floor, is also of cast iron plates.
These   iron   floors  will be  fire proof
against matte  explosions and will allow of large settling pots being put in
later  without  danger  of    fire  from
radiation of heat when converting the
copper matte.   A double platform elevator   with   a   capacity   of 4,000 lbs.
serves to lift cars of slug, matte, etc.,
from furnace floor  to feed floor.    The
water-jacket    blast    furnace    has  a
stated   capacity  of   250 tons.    Its dimensions   are   42  inches wide by  150
inches   long inside at the  tuyeres   of
which there are 10 at each side of   3%
inches   diameter.      The     down-take
pipe goes from   tbe furnace at 12  feet
above the feed floor up about   15  feet
and then down  into   the   main   flue.
Two  patented  Johnson   fore-hearths,
settling pots, slag pots, charging barrows, an   8-beam   Fail-bank's   charging   scale and other accessories make
up the furnace house equipment.
The main air blast pipe is of No. 12
steel, 48   inches in   diameter and   123
feet   in     length.      It     has     30-inch
branches for. connecting With blower
and furnace respectively.   It has: several blind   heads  to .admit of connection with other   blowers *when   these
shall be  put   in.    Water  for cooling
the furnace  jackets, granulating  the
slag, and for all other purposes about
the smelter   Ib  brought  from   Copper
creek through   about   3,000 feet of   8-
inch steel pipe cairied on trestles in a
box  flume   packed  with   sawdust to
prevent freezing.   The  water   is   delivered   at the smelter   at   a prossiu-o
head of 115 feet.   An alternative supply will, in  case of  need, be pumped
up from Boundary ureek   through  500
feet of 0-inch pipe by   a Prescott   low
service duplex pump, 7x10x12, worked
by steam from a 50-horse power-vertical boiler. A building 100 feet long by
45 feet wide, divided   into   two  compartments   80x45   and   40x45    respectively, houses the engine, blower,electric light plant   and boilers,   the  last
mentioned   occupying the smaller division.   The high pressure cylinder of
a cross compound Reynolds Corliss engine 10x30, rated at  150-horse  power
with   100 lbs. steam pressure, has already been installed and   the foundation for the other   half   has been prepared.    The balance wheel of this engine is 18  feet   in   diameter,   33-inch
face, and weighs approximately 19,000
lbs.    The Conn *rsville I lower Is especially designed   for a  copper smelter.
It is described as a horizontal top-discharge  involute-blower, having a displacement   of 80 cubic feet of air  per
revolution and   will run satisfactorily
150 revolutions  per   minute  at 32 oz.
Omtto'ied oo Fourth Vm%%
Tomorrow Night's Meeting to
Be a Very Important
AH Standing Committees to
Present Their Reports.
Scheme to Send a  Crack
Canadian Team to the
Vancouver Man Wants to See
Greater Local Interest
Tomorrow night's meeting of the
city council will be the most important of the year in several respects.
The leading features of the business
will be the presentation and consideration of the reports of the
standing committees on finance, public works and fire, light and water.
These committees will outline their
operations for the ensuing year and
the matter of going into the various
programmes will eutall several hours
hard work on the part of the aldermen.
The council of 1901 haB a number'of
difficult problems to solve. The report of the finance committee on estimates will show that after meeting
normal fixed charges, the council will
have an amount available for improvements which is small in comparison
to the improvements admittedly desirable. Tbe task of arranging the
available funds to secure the best results obtainable will be a nice one,
but the present council's work up to
the present time has been of such a
nature as to indicate that theii course
of action will be the one best adapted
to the circumstances. A number of
minor improvements will undoubtedly
be sidetracked because the funds necessary for their completion can be
utilized tp better advantage elsewhere
but the general interests of the city
will bejsafegnarded to the utmost degree.
The finance committee  has started
out with the idea   in view of increasing the city's revenue wherever possible.    A feature of their programme in
this   direction  has been the appointment of a  superintendent of the electric lighting   system   and of an additional clerk.   The superintendent will
see that citizens using city lights are
charged on the   city's books and the
collector's  duties  are   to  look  after
collections.    In both respects the city
has suffred loss heretofore because the
clerical staff   was  unable   to  handle
the work.    With   the  increased  staff
these matters can    he   looked   after
closely and the gross revenue will  he
realized, which means an   increase in
the cash receipts.   Tbe method of collecting revenue from  other sources is
also to be   rearranged   and placed  on
a  bettor  basis.    In   this   way   it   is
proposed to enlarge the income of the
city for the year as far  as possible.
The board of works meets tomorrow
morning to prepare a statement foi
the meeting at; night. One of the
topics to be'gone into is the wharf
question referred to in The Miner recently. Chairman Paterson is opposed on principle to the idea of throwing away money in the patching process and would much prefer to see the
plans prepared last year and approved
by steamboat and business men gone
on with. His theory Ib that with a
properly constructed wharf, provided
with warehouse facilities, the city
could derive a revenue equal at tlie
lowest estimate to the interest on the
investment, from wharfage and ware
house charges such as are levied at
other lake and sea port points. In addition to the possible revenue,the convenience to shippers and the public
generally are an important  factor.
The fire, water, light committee
is expected to present its report on
the matters relating to its department, principal among these being
that of tbe reorganization of the fire
Altogether the session will be of
far more than ordinary^interest.
F. W. Peters, general freight agent
for the Pacific division of the C. P.
R., is expected to arrive in the city
tonight. He will spend Beveral days
in the city and will be heartily welcomed by a host of old acquaintances.
Are you in   want?   If  you are, tell
the people, through  The  Miner want.
, column, what  you are  In  want of.
| You'll get lt, 1
The coast lacrosse  men have apparently decided that the  material avail
able in Nelson for   the proposed Aus
trulian   team   is not up  to the stand
ard of excellence required.    Local en
tbusiasts   will   not be disposed to accept this view of the matter, the general opinion being tbat at least one or
two incmliers of tbe   Nelson team  are
fast enough to play in any  company.
The fact, however, that lacrosse  was
only a   memory   in Nelson   last yeai
doubtless   explains    the   attitude of
the coast men, the probability   being
that had  Nelson   sent a team   to  the
coast last summer some of the players
would  have  been invited to  join the
aggregation to  be  sent to Australia.
As none of the   local   men   seem   anxious to be counted in on the proposition no feeling iB likely to be excited,
and the local lacrosse enthusiasts will
probably do what they   can  to  make
tbe project a success.   K. ". Beaton of
The  Miner   has  been    requested   to
make   an   effort   in the direction  of
working up local   Interest   by  H. Ef.
Alllngbam of Vancouver, the originator of the idea, who outlines the condition of affairs as follows:
"The project received a splendid
start last Friday night. Tbe meeting was attended by influential citizens and was enthusiastic and harmonious throughout. We appointed a local committee for work in Vancouver,
also a "parliamentary committee,"
Mayor T. O. Townley; Geo. Hartley,
ex-president Trades and Labor council, editor of the Independent, and
president of the lacrosse clnb, and J.
Buntzen, general manager of the B.
C. Electric Light & Railway Co. Tbis
committee is to work in conjunction
with a siimlar committee from New
Westminster and Victoria. We hope
to be able to convince the government
that it would be doing a wise thing
in assisting the proposition as an advertisement of B. C, to the extent of
81.500 or a 81,000.
"We would like the assistance of
Nelson and Rossland in the matter of
Influence on the local members, and
don't yon think it would be possible
to get your council or board of trade
to assist, in return for taking over
and distributing advertising matter
from Brisbane to Adelaide with possible side trips. 1 am not pushing this
tour merely as a pleasant outing for
the lacrosse players but from the
standpoint of an advertisement of the
country and a good and comparatively inexpensive way of being represented at the federation celebrations of
the Australian commonwealth. Of
course the team will arrive too late
for the first celebrations, but the time
is most opportune for such a visit. It
would be very easily advertised owing
to the comradeship now existing between the two colonies, both over the
war and the federation.
"I have been trying to looate Rev.
Mr. Uayer who played on your team
to endeavor to induce him to go along
as a Kootenay representative, bnt so
far have been unable to find him.
The playing ability of the picked Australian laoroase teams in very good
considering they have never seen a
Canadian team at work. They have
developed team play and eliminated
body-checking almost entirely, their
object being to play the ball not the
man. This uncertainty makes it necessary for us to take a first-class
team, and they must be men who can
be relied upon to act as gentlemen at
all times. There will be many banquets and public receptions and I feel
safe in predicting that should the trip
materialize it will go down in history
as one of the greatest amateur sporting events ever carried out by Canadians.
"The Australians do not stand to
make a cent on the trip. After getting back tbeir advanced guarantee
of 83,000, every cent of the gate receipts, outside of advertising, entertaining, etc, goes to tbe Canucks and
they estimate the  pet receipts of fix
matches at 810,000. There may be
side trips which will augment this. I
am writing to the eastern manufacturers pointing out the opportunities
for advertising und usking their support and have already been promised
generous contributions by local representatives of eastern exporting rlinis.
"As far as we can learn here, you
have no player available  in your  city
now, that you  could [recommend us
worthy company for the pluyers we
can obtain from New Westminster
(7), Vancouver (4), Victoria (3), aud
it therefore comes hard to ask your
assistance without offering representation. However, your lacrosse clunks
evidently recognize that we now have
on the coast, the best material in tlie
world, for such a team as I am endeuv-
oring to collect; and it is a pity to al
low such an opportunity, and such a
generous otfei, to pass by, without
putting forth an effort to take advantage of it."
Sixty-Four Persons Lost Their
Lives In the Union
All Hope Is Abandoned and
the Mine Has Been
Hockey Team Defeated Ross-
Land at Carnival���
8 Goals to 1.
Rossland, B. C, Feb. 10.���The hockey game between the Rossland and
the Nelson teems was witnessed by
the largeBt crowd which has attended
tbe rink during the c.-unival and resulted in a victory for the Nelson
team by a score of 8 to 1. The
visitors won by good combination
plaiyng and excellent generalship.
The RoBsland team was not in it at
any stage of tbe game. The Nelson
team by winning this game secured
the championship cup which has been
held by the Victorias of Rossland
for three yours. Prizes were distributed to winners during the cm-nival
by Mayor Lalonne this evening at the
skating rink.
Rossland, Feb. 16.���The largest
crowd was out today to witness the
several events of the carnival, and,
notwithstanding the soft weather,
everything passed off satisfactorily.
Tbe carnival closed tonight with the
distribution of the prizes. The carnival has been a success.
Tbe junior hockey match between
the Rossland and Sandon juniors was
won by Sandon by a score of 8 to 2.
In the championship race of a mile
there were four entries, Torwald Bart-
mann got first, and Allan Morkill,
second. The iace was closely contested and had not Morkill fell at the
commencement of the race, he might
have won. The snowshoe race of 100
yards was won by McPhail, with
Kloman. second.
The 300 yard snowshoe race resulted
the same. The 220 yards race with
a forty pound pack was won by McPhail, with Lyon, second.
There were five entries in the boy's
ski race and A. Lockhart finished
first, with H. Boulthee, second.
In the curling for the Grand Challenge Cup, Rae of Nelson, lost to
Cranston of Rossland by a score of 7
to 9. Rae played wonderfully well
and has only bad two defeats throughout the whole series, but Cranston
played an exceptionally brilliant
game. Tbis brings Rossland us tbe
home curlers in the open cups us it
has won three games out of five. The
points competition between individual
playerB will be played tonight.
There were three entries in the
team raoe, distance one-quarter mile,
best three out of dve. It was won
by a team made up of Ross Thompson's Alxeander and Charles Chamberlain's Charlie, in three Btraight
heat-B* Dr.Hikinbotbam's teum second,
and O. D. Fisher's team, third.
Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 16 ���Later
information from the scene of the
mine explosion was wired in this
special to the Daily Province th'.s afternoon :
��� "Cumberland, Feb. 16.���The situation at tins hour Is thus: All the men
ure still entombed. No 5 shaft is
closed up. Fire hoBe streams are
pouring into No. 6 gutter, which has
just been completed to carry the wa-
tei of an eight inch main into the
mine. Everything must await the
result of the flooding before any further action can be taken.
All hope has been long since given
up that any of the men in shaft No.
0 are alive, and this morning orders
were given to flood the mine and so
put out the fire which has been raging with great fierceness. This step
wan, of course, only taken when it
was seen that nothing further could
be done. The relief parties could not
get within a hundred feet of the
place where the explosion occurred at
the bottom of the shaft owing to tbe
heat. As far as can be ascertained
tbe death roll numbers 64, all in fact
wbo went down the abaft yesterday
morning. These oonsisted of 27 white
men, eight of whom were Italians, 9
Japs and 28 ''hianmen. The cause
of the explosion is at present unknown
and there is a marked reticence
among the mine officials in giving the
least particle of Information.
"Later��� dope abandoned. Mine
Hooded. Hon. James Dunsmuir returned today and left at once for Cumberland. He was much distressed
and would say little of his Ottawa
trip except that matters of great interest would soon be disclosed."
Nelson has a new and whut may
some day become an important industry. It is the manufacture of corsets
upon latest Paris models by Mesdamcs
Lambert & Co., who have opened
tbeir establishment at 287 llaker
street, in the West block, Corsets
will be made from measurements and
the goods used will bo exclusively of
French and German manufacture. The
ladies comprising the new firm are
thoroughly experienced and arc confident of meeting with success.
Victoria, Feb. 16.���All hopes of
rescuing the entombed miners at Union having been abandoned, the mine
was flooded this afternoon. The men
in the mine consisted of 27 white
men, eight of whom were Italians,
nine Japs, and 28 Chinamen. Experts say tbe explosion must have killed them as they were working in a
small space.
Tbe ceremony of reading the governor general's proclamation as to the
accession of King Edward VII. was
performed here before No. 2 company
Rocky Mountain Rangers. The company turned out 20 strong, Color-Ser-
gennt Phillips commanding in the absence of Lieutenant Beer through illness. The proclamation began by rehearsing the numerous titles borne by
the viceroy, proceeded to formally announce the late Queen'b death and concluded by calling ou all persons to
bear ttuo allegiance to the high und
pussiant prince King Edward. Color-
Sergeant Phillips formed the company
up In two ranks with shouldered
arms. After reading the proclamation, arms were presented and the entire parade joined in three hearty
cheers and a tiger for the King.
The Balfour extension is temporarily out of use until certain minor details in the apparatus at the Procter
slip are completed. When the slip
was built the points utilized for
transferring oars from barges were
not available, and makeshifts were
employed. While unloading a barge
the other night, the temporary points
proved false to their work and a car
was derailed blocking traffic. Matters will be arranged today, as it is
especially desirable to get the slip
into working shape again. Westbound cars are piling up at Kuskonook faster than the barges oan handle them and double trips are imperative if congestion is to be avoided.
Do you want some fine stationery���
letter paper and envelopos���with the
name of your home or "Nelson, B,
C," printed thereon? The Miner oan
supply you.
You should'nt send out of town for
cards for yourself or your husband
until you see what The Miner can do.
for you. mmmm\m\9m%}mBm
Nelson Daily Miner, Sunday,  Feururay i?, '9QQ
The Nelson Miner
Published   Kvory   M-u-ninit  Kxcupl   Moiidi.)'
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whicli 01 ui""
un explosion, is
Tlie coal mine horror   nt I'nlon   by | 'ig man and his family  enjoy an out.
lost their  lives through   mg if not on   this rest  day.    Does he
terrible   think the   working   man is a   sort of
team   engine   that   he   may shut off
steam Saturday night and  call   hirn-
one of those
occurrenees which seem to happen
periodically to shock all who hear the
dread news. The sympathy of the people of the entire province will he extended to the families and friends ot
the unfortunates who lost their lives
in the disaster.
115 Fleet Stroot. K. 0.
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It is questionable if there ever   was
in the history of   commercial intrigue
a bolder   attempt   to   put   the   noose
around the neck   of   a  great industry
than that   which   is   being made   by
James J. Hill   and his eo-sclieraers in
their endeavor to corral for the Amer
lean Smelting & Refining company the
smelting  business  of   British Columbia.    It is a shrewd snd   well devised
plot, absolutely   certain of   success if
the Ottawa government  can be induced to grant a   concession   which   will
form the last link   in   a   chain which
will give Mr. Hill and   his  associates
control for all time of the fuel supply, ,
without   which   the British Columbia
smelters would become   so much scrap
material.    But, will Ottawa be   hoodwinked?   That   is   the  question.    It
will be   hoodwinked   if   the  Toronto
Globe has anything  to   say about it���
if the rabid anti-C. P. R. organs have
anything to say about it.    These Hill
and Crow's Nest Pass  organs   are engaged in an  endeavor   to   delude   the
people as to the true  import of the issue by djnouncing the   opposition   to
the application   for a railway charter
by Mr. Hill as instigated by that great
octupus���the    C.    P.    R.    Was    there
ever a greater piece of  rot?   The people of British   Columbia���of Kootenay
���who are most directly   interested in
the matter know that it is not a question of rivalry between  railroads, nor
a question as to  whether the C. P. R.
or the  Great   Northern Bhall triumph
in  a race   for the  control of  certain
territory; but a question as to whether or not mining operations in Kootenay are to be   permitted   to continue
for the  benefit   of   Canadians  or  be
handed   over   to the manipulation   of
United   States   monopolists.    That is
all there is   about it.    Let the Toronto Globe   and   the   other Hill   organs
who are just now pursuing an un-Can-
adian attitude ask the people of British Columbia   what   their  views   are
on the matter   and they will   speedily
be told that the  C.   P. R, cuts no figure out here   in the situation   as  far
as they are concerned.    If   it happens
tbat the interests of   the  C. P. R. art
identical with the interests of the people in the matter, that   is but a   mere
incident.    Will the people  of Eastern
Canada and the legislators at   Ottawa
try     and    grasp   these    facts?���The
Crow's Nest Coal company, at the   instigation   of   James   J.   Hill and the
American   smelter trnat, has   refused
to supply   British   Columbia   smelters
with   fuel,   though   by doing so they
would reap   greuter   immediate profit
than hy sending their   product   to tlie
United States; that   this is done with
the object of  compelling   British   Columbia   mine   owners   to   ship   their
ores to American smelters; and that if
the   Hill   syndicate   is   permitted   to
build   a   line   of   ra.llway   from   the
Crow'B   Nest   fields     to  the    United
States boundary tbe last hope of liritish Columbia smelters  being  able   to
operate   successfully   will   bave  been
shattered. Let them try and get those
facts   into   their   heads  and  then   if
they choose   let them   grant Mr.   Hill
his charter.    If they   do so the people
of British Columbia  may   be   excused
for  designating  them  a lot of  asses
and traitors to Canadian interests.
in previous years the coast cities
have been alone in the fight for the
preservation of the business of the
Kootenay mining districts for British
Columbia, The opposition to the
granting of charters for roads crossing
the boundary line, has been successful at Ottawa, but it cost thein something in popularity iu the Interior.
Now a new condition has arisen, the
mining centres becoming painfully
conscious uf the fact that their prosperity is menaced by these alien enterprises they have encouraged to lay
plans in tlie Kootenay.
The railway interests   con ^^
Jim Hill, having secured a large
block of stock in the Crow's Nest Pass
Coal company, are now moving for a
railway from the coul fields across the
boundary line, so that they may haul
the coul to the American smelters,
while those on the Canadian Bide are
threatened with a cutting off of the
supplies. We do not think that the
desired railway connection will be
permitted, but the people of this
province require to be now more than
ever on their guard, since the Uill
coterie are working hand in hand
with tlie directors of the influential
Canadian newspaper���the chief organ
of the government���with whom they
have dealt iu the coal transaction.
There will be a wel! organized Eastern push on behalf of the Hill appliaa-
tion, and the West should show a
united front against it.��� llew Westminster Columbian.
self   dead   till   Monday     morning or
would   he   leave  him    just    enough
steam tn take him   to   church in time
for the free   will   offering?   He   says
the irreligious as a class  are  opposed
to Sunday rest.    Why an irreligionist
should not   want a rest iB   lieyond my
comprehension.    For my  own   part   I
would only be too glad to rest six days
In the week   and  wear   a  frock   cost
and white cravat, too, if I could   only
find a public gu'lihlu   enough to   provide for me. He is much exercised concerning   the   people's liberties in this
matter ind In this connection   relatcB
the hiBtory of   a   case   that  occurred
somewhere   in   the far   east, where a
Scotchman possessed   of   a  backbone
.-,   ���   ._��� .clothed   with   power   and    authority
.    ..   , ,      called together   his  cohorts   and pro
-  I .......i,.,l   forthwith   and   commanded i
Our New Premises on Baker Street recently vacated  by  the  West  Kootenay
Butcher Co. will be ready for us on
or ihe first of the following  week.    For a  few  weeks  we  wi.l  operate  both
stores, keeping open our present one in   the  Madden   Block-    During this
time we will offer Special Bargains.
A mighty struggle is going   on   be
tween the Great Northern and Canad
ian Pacific railways   over the   Crow's
Nest coal   deposits.    The   life   of  the
liritish Columbia   sni-lting industry���
and,   practically,    tbat   of mining itself���depends   upon   the   guarding of
these   important   natural resurces for
the     Canadians.     Our     governments
should encourage home industries and
not  build  up   the  trade of a foreign
country.    British   Columbia   ought to
imitate   Ontario   and conserve to  her
own people   the   great wealth wherewith nature lias endowed her, but not
to the fostering of  monopoly.���Slocan
To the Editor���Please allow me
space to express eome of my views on
this subject. I offer no apologies
in this regard because I believe the
urgency of the case demands a strong
and speedy piotest, and   what follows
ceeded   forthwith   and   commanded a
few poor men to cease laooring on the
blessed     Sabbath.    Did  this  Scotchman with the backbone (lie must be a
freak and  I expect he will be in Glasgow next summer) know thut perhaps
some of these poor   men went to work
without any breakfast  and  could not
get dinner until   they   had earned it?
I fear Scotty, you did   not study your
Robbie" or you would thought more
on   "Man's   inhumanity   to     man."
Now let us leverse this case   and suppose thiB country is   ruled by irreligious bigots and that they should enact
a law prohibiting public worship and
one in authority   should go and chase
Mr. Shearer and his lambs (all  waiting to   be shorn) out of church   some
fine Sunday morning telling   them  it
was   illegal   for   them   to  be   idling
away tbeir valuable time dictating to
the creator   and   singing songs at the
deity while there   was   plenty of honest work   to   be done   providing food
and clothing for their poorer brothers
and sisters.    Now, sir, would you call
this a free country under those conditions?   And   yet this is precisely   the
way they want to treat and are treating their opponents   in   this   matter.
Can we wonder   so   much at our forefathers burning heretics  in days gone
by, when there is   to be seen such intolerance and bigotry   in this enlightened age.    He says the   greed  of gold
is one great cause   of Sunday desecration, and I agree with him.    Yes, Bir.
The almighty dollar  is the great motive power of the world today ; and io
my humble opinion ii is  the real secret of   this  reBt day   agitation.   He
and his   cloth   see   that  their golden
I stream   is   beginning   to dry   up and
Our Stock of Candies and Confectionery of all Kinds,
Fruits, Nuts, etc., is Complete.
We want to get rid of as much as we can so that we may have room foi our new
I Stock.   Call at Our Madden Blcck Store.
The Palace Confectionery.
One of These
' -1$
is from the  standpoint of a working    their mill may   have   to  close   down
Whittaker's Almanac.
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Canadian Almanac.
New   vork" Clipper Annual.
Office Diaries, 1901.
The  Great  Boer  War.1   By
A. Conan Doyle.    Cloth,
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 Miner publishes a long letter
today from a correspondent who deals
with the "Lord's Day Alliance.''
While space is given the writer in
which to give expression to his
views, it must not be understood thut
The Miner endorses them.
Let the Ottawa legialatora put this
qvtestion to themselves���If it is Impossible for the smelters in Kootenay to
get an adequute supply of coal todny,
what sort of a supply will they get
when Jim Hill has built bis road
down from Crow'B Nest Pusb to the
Shall the mine owners of liritish
Columbia be handed over to the care
of the American Smelter Trust? That
is the question which Mr. James J.
Hill Is asking the people of Canada.
What will be thi answer?
man.    One who has been an actual la-
horer and wage earner for more   tbau
thirty years���ou the farm, on the railroad, in tile lumber woods,in the mill,
and various   other  employment;  and
I know whereof I speak.   For my own
part,   1 have   alway seen better labor
conditions   where Sunday  observance
was unknown and every man was free
to rest, when he was so   disposed.     I
am unalterably opposed  to any law or
system that tends to curtail the liber-
tics of   the people in   this matter.     I
had the privilege of hearing the Lord's
liny special pleader   on   two occasions
and he appears  to be  paralyzed   witb
I pity for   the   poor   fellow that has to
' work seven days in   the   week ; but  I
am sorry to say he entirely   overlooked tbe   unfortunate   who   cannot  get
even one day's work a week.   I would
be very glad of   the   chance   to work
seven   days  a   week at   present.    He
disclaims   working  in the interests of
Christianity, merely   traveling in the
capacity   of  an ordinary citizen, trying to establish a   uniform  rest   day.
This   proposition shows   its own   fallacy, because there is no such thing as
uniformity in  nature, and. where one
day's "-est would   he enough   for Bome
men,    others   would   require   two  or
three; and the  owl   will hoot and the
frog   croak  whether   the   balance   of
nature wants to sleep or not.    In like
manner the Salvation   Army will beat
their drums  and toot their  horns  on
Sunday, disturbing  the quiet  of our
rest , hut we must bear   it whether it
grates on our nerves  or not.    He says
woi-hiiiginen   everywhere   are   crying
out for this legal rest day.    Now, sir,
I know from personal experience   and
observation that just the reverse Is the
case, and   I think   a   little   reflection
will convince   anyone   that I am correct.    Not so long ago contractors and
large employers of labor  had   to  give
big inducements in extra pay for Sunday work   and   us you   are  doubtless
aware they will   not   give   any extra
pay for   Sunday work at   the  present
time, which   goes   to   show   that the
workingman   is crying for   liberty to
work   or   rest when   he   pleases.    He
says   the   worker   would be a   gainer
physically, and not lose  anything financially because they will get as much
pay for six day's   work as they do for
seven.    If this is   a logical  argument
why not carry it fuither   and   agitate
for two or three days'   rest instead of
one?    And   there   would be a  chance
for still more men to work.    A   point
he did   not forget   to   emphasize���he
would   not  compel   people,   to  go  to
church, nor would he allow any facilities for Hellish pleasure   seeking���sim-
ply-a-qutet���little  time  at home.   I
would ask  bim when   will tbe work
and a lot of hands be thrown out and
they are becoming alarmed and have
put a traveler on the road to drum up
business. But, alas my dear friends,
you are too late. Superstition is dying a hard but certain death, science
has sounded his death knell and tbat
silly thing called free education is
digging his grave and writing his epitaph.
I was gratified   to   note   how much
interest   the   lecturer    takes   in   the
workingman.    Labor champion is certainly a new role to most  pulpit  actors and   he   deserves great credit for
tho  bold   innovation.    Yea,   verilly,
what a host of  friends   the working-
man has.    The religion   monger,   the
whiskey monger, the  politics   loyalty
monger, and many others all   clamoring to serve him so long as he bus the
price.    If  the   workingman   be   wise
he will strive to steer clear of all these
trappers. Shake off the shackles of superstition   and     political    pnrtyism,
unite as one man and elect  your  own
representatives" who    will   naturally
try and legislate in your interests. Do
not vote for those" who   have no sympathy   or   hold   nothing   in  common
with you, they   will   lcgislnte   in the
interest of their own social ordor every
time   irrespective  of any party   name
or affiliation.    Lefhre  parting   1 have
jnst one word to   iuy fellow   workers,
and this in the way of   a suggestion :
if you want   to   gctiidof   Chinamen
just   patronize   the Chinese  business
houses and you will soon see   a movement on foot to   stop  the  emigration
and banish those you huve. Thanking
you Mr. Editor for so  much   valuable
Nelson, February Kith, liiol.
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VER   .
KAOW*V,    | |
t      ;
*h�� Man Who Waa Fonnd Kobbloa- m
Trunk Mil ihe Man Who Waa Bvl-
deiitlr a Sulfide���Storlea Shonluyr
How Aniarancu May Docalve.
' "When I was considerably younger and
greener in this business," said an old detective  who  had  been  asked  to  tell  a
storj ot his experience, "I lived at a certain hotel, which It Is not in the least
necessary  to name.    One  rainy,  sleety
nlgbt In early winter I came in very late,
and going directly to my room was surprised to find the door ajar.   I had on a
pair of old rubbers, so my approach had
:   isade no noise, and peeping in I saw a
!.' B3BU bending over my open trunk.   I did
h lot stop to meditate, but was on his back
hi a couple of jumps, and who should It
turn out to be but the porter, a young
Jj white man, much liked by everybody in
'.the house.    He was so startled tbat ho
fij couldn't say a word, and there was the
evidence plain as day.    Tbe trunk had
���^been forced with a chiael, which lay on
������ the Hour.    The contents were tumbled
..-about, and sticking  In the lock of the
door was a skeleton key made out of a
, piece of copper wire.
'-.   "When the porter found his tongue he
begged me uot to turn him over to the
nplice.  He said that bis mother, who wus
dependent on him for aupport, was sick
and in destitute circumstances; that he
was unable to earn enough to provide her
With necessaries, and his desperate need
of money had tempted him to the act.   It
was his first offense, be pleaded, and If I
would let him off It would be his last���In
- abort, he gave me the usual story, but he
tol<l It 10 well and begged so piteously
that at last I weakened and told him to
get out.    Next day he quietly left town,
and later on I discovered that the mother
���tory was a fake.   Then I cussed myself
for being a fool.
��� "Nearly a year afterward," continued
the detective, "I arrested a professional
crock for car breaking and found him
Wearing a pair ot my own cuff button*
which. I had missed for a long time and
didn't know what had become of them.
Voder pressure he confessed that he had
stolen them from a room in such and
such a house, naming the hotel where I
lived- Ho said he had opened the door
With a false key, broken into a trunk and
was just rifling it when be heard somebody coming and darted out, barely
dodging �� young man in the hall. I pulled out the copper skeleton key, which I
still had on my ring, and he identified tt
immediately as the one he had used.
-'Soil may well believe I was considerably agitated, and I went to work immediately to locate tbe ex-porter. After
�� good deal of difficulty I finally found
b4m in Memphis clerking in a grocery
((ore. I got the tip, by the way, from a
letter he had written to a friend. Well.
I cornered him and insisted on an explanation, and he told me a story I will
���sever forget as long as I live.
"He said he was coming down the halt
tbat night, when he saw a man run out
of my room- The fellow got away before he could grab him, and, naturally
enough, he went in to see what was up.
IJe noticed the trunk open and had just
stooped down to see whether it had been
forced when I rushed in. The surprise-
of It bewildered him for a moment, and
then he realized that ho had been caught
Inadvertently In a position that would
certainly convict him ot burglary.
'" 'J knew you wouldn't believe me if I
told you the truth,' he said, 'and would
be dead sure to have me arrested, but I
did think there was some chance of
working on your feelings by pretending
to confess. I remembered hearing yon
remark,' said he, 'that tyou always felt
sorrT for a man that owned up.' So he
tried that plan, and, as you already
know, It worked. I was satisfied that
What ht told me was absolutely true,
and, taken altogether, I believe that was
the queerest case I ever had anything to
do With. The last I heard of the young
man he was living tn Atlanta and doing
���fell.   The car thief got seven years."
"At our business it doesn't do to jump
at conclusions," said the detective. "I
had that fact impressed on my mind long
ago, when I was young and green, by
something that occurred at a certain city
���never mind exactly where. I can tell
you the story just as well without the
name. A man of some prominence was
staying at the principal hotel ot the
eJnoe. and one morning be was found
dead In his bed, with the door locked on
*h* inside, windows fastened and the gas
turned on full tilt. Nobody doubted that
he had committed suicide, and as he bad
been handling some trust funds I was engaged to make a private Investigation.
As far as I could discover, his affairs
Werfl straight, but a vague suspicion nevertheless. attached to his memory. People don't kill themselves for nothing, and
it was generally believed that some hidden Irregularity In his life had driven
him to the act.
"Fully two years later I was in the
same city with a very shrewd officer and
told him about the case. He thought a
awhile and then surprised me by asking
whether I had examined tbe door key.
'No,' I replied, 'the door was locked on
the inside, and I didn't think lt worth
"'Let's look at lt now,' he said, and
when we secured it at the hotel be
pointed out a little hole at each side of
the end of the shaft. 'That Ib where tbe
key'Was gripped by pliers aid turned
from the outside,' he explained. His
theory wns that the room had been entered by some one, probably a thief, who
rifled the man's clothing, turned on the
gas, either accidentally or purposely, and
locked the door again from the outside by
thrusting a pair of pliers luto tho keyhole,
'I then remembered that no money
had been found in the pockets. The discovery of the murks on the key was most
suggestive, and starting on a new tack
I soon knocked the suicide theory higher
than a kite. The thief was never located,
hu> his victim's name was completely
cleared of stain."���New Orleans Times-
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FOR   HUNT.���Cellar.
Hank of Canada.
Apply     Eoyal
FOR SALE.���120 acres of flrst-class
agricultural and garden land, 12
miles from Nelson on Kootenay Lake.
Will sell In 10, 20 or 40 acre tracts.
I'rlce and terms reasonable. Apply
or addresB, A. F. Kosenberger, Room
4, K.-W.-C. Block, Nleson.	
FOR SALE.���Second   hand   piano  in
good   oider-    Will be tuned  before
delivery.   Apply R. W. Day,   Turner-
Hneck hlock. 	
FOR SALE.���Lot on Vernon street,
bringing in ground rent of 825 a
month. 82000. Apply R. W. Day.
Randolph Stewart's new map, showing all surveyed mineral claims. 81.50
each.   R.    YV.     Day,     Turner-Boeck
TO LET .��� Cleraent-Billyer
Apply Tramway  company's
FOR   SALE.���Two    Smith-Premiers,
one Densmore, one Remington, good
condition.     Apply   YV. L. T.,   C. r-.R.
Telegraph office.
HELP WANTED.���A chance for a
hustler. There i8 an opportunity
for a young man or young woman to
niuliii money with The Unique
Monthly, Depew Building. New York.
This monthly, which wus formerly
The Penny Magazine, lias now become
the standard liulf-diine mugiu.ine uf
the world. It wants one agent in the
Nelson vielnity and will give exclusive territory to the riglit person.
Besides paying big commissions to
its representative, it sends a present
worth more than the price of The
Unique Monthly to every subscriber
that is'secured hy the representative.
Better address at once The Unique
Monthly. Depew lluilding New York.
Till. 1-i.oSI'liiJlliRS' EXCHANGE is
the eji.lv place in British Columbia
where prospectors can exhibit samples
uf (heir ore to ihe mining public. No
charges uuide for exhibiting your ore,
and Mating vour propeity. Boom 4,
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F1KST-C1.ASN    Koom and   Hoard,   in
private   family,   reasonable   terms.
Apply on Silica street, two doois west
of Ward.
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LOST���At    Operatic   ball,     handkerchief with point lace corners. Find-
3r will oblige   by   leaving   at   Miner
WANTED.���Old rags, must be   clean.
Apply Miner office.
WANTED.���A stenographer of experience���Address K-2, Miner Office.
DRESSMAKING and plain sewing hy
the day.    Address MisB lluuux, Box
507,  Nelson.
TRAINED NUBSE   open   to   engagements.    Mrs. Seton, Silica Street.
3 |
FOR SALE.���Any  amount of space in
this  column.   It always brings results.	
FOR SALE���A n��w house, ten rooms,
very convenient,with all modern improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley and Carbonate   Street.
FOB SALE.���UouBe and lot on   Silica
Street, 82,000,   All modern Improvements.   Address A-l, Miner Office.
FOR SALE���Second handsale. Cheap.
Apply J. J. Walkei, jeweler.
FOR RENT.���A seven roomed modern
house.   Good location. Unfurnished,
S22 per month.    Address   A-2,   Miner
WANTED.���The  reader to know that
If he   reads   this,  other people wijl
read his ad, lq this column,
U.  W. BAlf'S XUT.
FOR SALE.���A snap, 7-roomed bouse,
bath, pantry, at corner of Silica and
Cedar street, 81,786.   For full particulars apply at office.
FOR SALE.���Two lots and 6-roomed
house, bathroom, cellar, etc. Large
kitchen range in place, cost 83,500.
House piped for gas all sanitary- improvements. Full particular's apply
office, R. W. Day.   83000.
FOR SALE.���Lot 3, block 4,   Bub-dlv.
182, 50x120, 8250.
An ad, ip Tbe Miner
always hi ings results.
want  column
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. .&. W. Day, Sil
iea 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, Boom 4, K.-W.-C. Block. Phono
DO YOU   need   an experienced Bookkeeper   and    stenographer. '  Write
W., Miner office.
PRIVATE rooms and   board.   Heated
throughout.     Use  of   bath.    Apply
Mrs. Reilly, one door above Postoffloe.
WANTED.���Employment by   business
man with 20 years' experience.    Address Joseph Jones, Miner Office.
WANTED���A   pleasant   room, neighborhood of Silica   street,   furnished
or unfurnished.   Address, Mrs. Seton,
Miner oflice.
WANTED.���Boys to fold   papers   and
sell Miners in the  morning.   Apply
Miner office.
HELP WANTED.- We must have at
once a number of reliable persons
and families in this locality to work
for lie whole- or spare time, gocd
wages paid. No canvassing. Write
for position today. People's Syndicate, Dept. A., 130 Yonge at., Toron -
to, Out.
THE ANGLE LAMP���No  smoke,   no
smell, no trouble, light' that   never
tails.    Address   Charles  Burt,   agent,
MANDOLIN,���VIOLIN.���French Language.    Lessons by C. Leblane.   Silica   street,     opposite    St.    Saviour's
J.uMil  .'1 --W
Still TrJ Inn.
Mrs. Brown���She spent ten years trying to catch a husband.
Mrs.. Jones���That's what she's doing
"1 thought you said she was married?";
"Yes. She spends-her time trying to
catch her husband In some kind of mischief."���Troy Times.
A man admits that he Is growing old
just as he admits s great many other
tb|nj-s   he   dotss't   believe. - Atchison
Lpt 12 in Block 2, in the City of Nelson,
with stone and brick block thereon, commonly known as the Houston Block. Said
lot having a frontage of 50 feet on Baker
Street and a frontage of 120 feet on Jose
phine Street, with 16 foot lane at rear, will
be Sold by Public Auction subject to a reserve bid, on Monday, the 18th Day of
February A. D. iooi, at the hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon sharp, on Ihe Northeast corner of Josephine and Baker Sts.,
Nolson,-B. C.
Terms: $5,000 cash at time of sale,
one-half of balance of purchase price on or
before 30 days from date of sale, and other
one-half of said balance, on or before 60
days from date of sale.
All rents and other earnings of said
property will be received by vendors until
full purchase price is paid. Further terms
and conditions will be made known at time
of sale or upon application to
WILL PAY 85 a month for piano.   No
children, best care, also  wanted  to
buy a bed room set.   O. B. Frederick,
and masquerade costumes made und
rented.    Ureen's    tenement   in   alley
between Josephine and Hall. '
have  authentic     edition.   Buy   of
home houfle.    Outfit free.    S. C.    Miller St Co., Portland, Oregon.
WILL the parties   please return masquerade costumes who obtained same
from the   eostnniers  in   Gieen's tenement,   corner    Josephine   and  Hall
-131 N. Al. Cuuuuiiitt, JjesHoo���livery knuwn
variety of Bolt drluKH. 1-u llux 80. lolepliuui-
No. 31. Huover ttu-eet, Nolson. ix-lUiu-. o( the
lawoua at. Leon Hot Burins* Mfuun.1 W .ter.
C1ANK tt MACUONALU (11, Cano, Jaiuuis
/   A. Aluciluijivlcii   Ariiluu-cir, uua HUIHttlu-
Loiiduuu, 11101.UU Hill lllock, uiruur imkui una
Ward mroois, .Mjlhun.
HJ. EVANS St UO.-hn.ker Btreet, Nel-
��� boh���Wholesale deulorH in liquor.-, nl-
Kara, cement, nro brick aud Ure clay, wuter
pipe and stout raUu, and guuurul couuuiumou
BltAUKJlAN-Kllilt JVlii,UNU CO., L.TU.-
W'holesale and retail dealers in grain,
nay, flour, toed. Mills at Victoria, .Sew W���ai-
minster; skluionlon, Alia, nllevalors 011 Calgary and Sldmoniou Hallway. Manufacturers
ut the cclobiule 1 H. it li. brand cereals.
A MACUONALU et Co.-Cornor Fron
��� and Hail btreets���Wholesale grocers
and*jobbers in blankets, glovos, mitts, boots,
rubbers, macklnaws and miners' sundries.
J2t| Olllce oorner Hall and trout si reels,
Nelaon���Lumber, ceiling, flooring, and every
thing in wood for building purposes. Uet our
prioes.   Correspondence solicited.
|_> BUKNB lie Co.���Baker Bireel, NeUon-
A * Wholesale dealers iu fresh and cured
meat*.   Cold Btorage.
V.Y    Baker Btreet, Nelson-Wholesale dealers In fresh and cured meats.
Btreet, Nelson ��� Wholesale daalars in
hardware, minors' supplies, sporiiug goods.
M'LACHLAN liltoa. (successors to Van-
oouver Hardware Co. Ud.j Baker dtroet,
Nelson���Wholesale dealers in hardware and
mining supplies, plumbers' uud tinsmiths' sup
HKLBON   HAltUWAllM   CO.-Wholesale
paints, oils aud glsss; mechanics' tools.
AgcnU foi Ontario Powder Works; -lyu uniu-
rllUKNKU, BEETON 6c Co.-Corner Vernon
X and Josephine Streets, Nelson���Wholesale dealers in liquors, oigars, and dry goods.
Agents for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee
and Calgary Brewing Co of Calgary.
HUDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholesalo groceries
and liquors eta, Baker street, Nelson.
Front and Hall Streets, Nelson���Wholesale dealers n wines (case and hulk), and
domestic and Imported oigars.
T Y. GRIFFIN St CO.-Corner Vernon and
tt ��� Josephine Btreets, Nelson ��� Wholesale
dealora In provlsio-"   nred jo ts, butter and
Do you want some fine stationery���
letter paper and envelopes���with the
name of your' home or "Nelson, B.
C.," printed thereon? The Miner can
supply you.
The Royal Bank of Canada.
Still   going    at    the
Hudson's Bay Stores
HOMESPUNS 54 inches wide in
various designs, in skirt-
lengths. Regular price $8.50
now $5.
FANCY PLAIDS. Camel Hair Effects, the latest shades. Regular price $2.00 per yard, now
3 dozen Black Sateen Blouses,
well made, beautifully tucked.
Regular price $1.50 and $1.75,
now $1.35.
2 dozen Mercerized Sateen Blouses,
the latest make, tucked. Regular price $2.50 now $2.00.
Please Calli  Examine
be Convinced-
Corner Baker and Stanley Street*
Owners   having   claims
sale containing say
Less than 10 per cent Lead
small Values Sold or Silver
Incorporated 1869.
.    .    93,000,000.001 Capital raid-up,    .   .    .     ��<i,ovO,Ooo.oo
Beit,     .     .     .'<    .    '.';    -M.lixi.uoo.on
���tuaril or Iilifrlon    Thomas K. Kenny, President;  'Thomas Ritchie. Vioe-Frosldenl.
Wile; Smith. H. G. ilauld, Hon. David MaoKeon.
Head OSee, Halifax 1
General Manager, Edton L. Pease, Montreal.
Superintendent ot Branches, and secretary, W. B, Torrance, Halifax.
Quebec���Montreal    (City   Oflice).   Montreal
"    West End (Cor. Notre   Dame and Seigneurs Streets); Westmount (Cor. Greene
Avenue and St. Catharines Street.
NcvtToandland���St. John's.
Caba, Went ladles���Havana.
United States-New York (If) Exchange l'lace
'     Republic, Wash.
laiiilal .tii'liorlzed,
Nova Scotia-Halltax Branch, Antlgonlsh,
Hridgewater, Uu)Hboro. liOndonderry, Lun-
uuhui'H. MiilUm,d (Hants Co.), Pictou, Port
lluwkesbury, Sydney, sliubonacadie.Truro,
Rrauswlck ��� Bathurst,
BYederlcton, Kingston (Kent Co.), Mono
ton. Newcastle, Hackville, St, John,Woodstock-
I*. K. Island���Charlottctown, aunmiorelde.
Forks, Nanaimo, Nolson,   Rossland,
Vancouver East End, Victoria.
a uconver,
��;i i.i 10.11
t'orrrapoBdcnU 1
ianailn���Morohontj -Bankof Canada.  Bsstoa-Nstlonal ShawmuttBank.  Hilcago-llllnol*
Trust and Sivlnj-J Bank.  taarr-weJses-Wnit National Bank.   London,  Bug.-Bank of
Scotland.   Parla, rranee-Credlt tyonhauj.   Mnaiala-Bank of Bermuda.   China nnd Ja-
pau-Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.   Spokane-Old National Bank.
Qeneial Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Litter* of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received ou the most favorable terniB.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Sfanager, Nelson, B.O.
are requested to forward particulars as to approximate
quantities ot ore in sight, assay va|ues, amount of development work done, transportation facilities, names of locations, etc., to
P.O. BOX, 505, NESON.
B. 0-
Nelson, B. C.
We must haye rqom for our Spring   Stock of
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
R J. Bt^DLpY & CQ.
Josephine   Street,       -      -       Opposite   Clarke   Hotel.
Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of the
Dominion Parliament, 6*^ arid 64 Victoria, Chapter 103
and Chapter 104, the name of
will  be changed to
"Zhe TRoga! Banft of Canaba"
���III. I-MIIIII���      m, ���  ���||   ,���,    ���.,������������. .111.,
frpm apd after
the Second  day of January,  1901.
General Manager.
LU 171 ber..
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete sto;k on hand of
Rough and Dressed
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish.
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber-
Mill at PILOT BAY. Tsrds, NELSON
and LABI-0,
Halifax. 1st November.
connissioN aqent.
P. O. Box 626. Cabin Address: "Oroasdnllo,-'
Nelson.   Code���Moreing a Noal.
Is prepared to iieniitinte the sale of
developed milieu. Huh arranged for
dealing iu sliBres on the London and
Montreal Stock Exchanges, slime.
IxiuKht and sold in London on margin.
Will take charge of the interests of
absentee investors.
Office: Belc-as Block, Kelson, B 0,
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF j1*"-"''* of  8 o'cloci- a. m. and 4 o'clock
City Clerk.
Nelson, 11. C, February Btb, 1801.
Miss Daisy Stevenson is the working
proprietor of a nourishing butcher shop
in Rochester.
Miss Miles, cousin of General Nelson
(BY-LAW NO. 87.)
A By-law to raise  879,000 for tlie pur-! ��� ���      ���������
pose of paying off   advance made by i rgnpQR AT10N OF THE CITY OF   Miles, is the'only woman in the United
Bank   of   Montreal   ou    Debentures1 I �������. . - ���-
(BY LAW NO 88.)
law to raise  (81.000 to pay over
Bank of Montreal and
WHEREAS By-laws Nos. 08. 69, 70,
71, and 12 of the by-laws of tbe City
of Nelson being respectively a by law
to raise 81f>,ooo.oii to" extend the watei
works system.a bylaw to raise 815,000,-
,00 to extend and improve tlie electric
light system,n by-law to raise $20,000.-
00 to extend tbe sewerage system,H bylaw to raise (20,000.00 to improve the
streets within the City of Nelson and
a by law to raise $0,000.00 for purchasing a road making plant were duly
passed, and debentures issued thereunder for the respective sums men-
in said by-laws in all    the snin i
,.000.00.   but   said debentures so | purpose "1 paying off the l
remain unsold. |dne by the City of Nelson of the Bank
whereas   said   debentures    so
and unsold   were   hypothecated
A Bv
draft du
accumulated interest.
WHEREAS, a petition has been pre
sentefl to the said   Municipal   counci
of the corporation of   the City of Nel-1
son signed by the owners  of at   least
one-tenth   of   the   value of   the   real
property in the said city, as shown by
the last   revised   assessment
questing the said
I a by-law to raise tne  sum oi   -.ivcu.j- i
of 87(i
to the
for an
roll, re
council  to introduce
law to raise the sum of   twenty-
one thousand (S'.'l,000.00)dollars for the i
n of the Bank
overdraft and
Bank of   Montreal   as   security
advance  thereon of   870,000 for
the purposes in tbe said   by-laws   recited.
And whereas a petition lias been
presented to the Municipal council of
the corporation of the Citv of Nelson, signed by the owners of at least
one-tenth of the value of the property
iu the said eity, as shown by tho last
revised   assessment     rqll,
of   Montieal by way of
accumulated interest.
Whereas, it is deemed expedient to
borrow the said sum of twenty-one
thousand ($81,000.00) dollars (which is
the amount of the debt intended to be
created by this by-law) for the purposes aforesaid.
And whereat,, the amount of the
whole rateable real property of the
said city, according to the last revised
assessment roll is two million, sixty-
nd. four   hundred   ($3,005,-
w-m-b Lss^r;
the said council to introduce a by-law
to raise tlie sum of seventy-nine thou-
land($79,000 OOldollars forthe purposes
of paying off tlie indebtedness to the
Bank of Montreal and inteiest thereon
for which said debentures are so
And whereas it is deemed expedient
to borrow the .mm of seventy-nine
thousand ($70,000.00) dollars (which is
the amount of the debt intended to be
created by this by-law) for the purposes aforesaid.
And whereas, the amount of the
whole rateable real property of the
said eity, according to the last revised assessment roll, is two million,
sixty-five thousand, four hundred
($8,065,400.00) dollars.
And whereas, it will be necessary to
ra.so annually by rate the sum of
($0704.00) dollars 'for paying the said
debt and interest.
Now, therefore, the Municipal council of the corporation of the City of
Nelson in council assembled, enacts
as follows:
1. It shall and may be lawful for
the mayor of the corporation of the
City of Nelson to borrow, upon the
credit of tlie said corporation, by way
of debentures hereinafter mentioned,
from any person or persons, body or
bodies corporate, who may be willing
to advance tlie same as a idan, a sum
of money not exceeding on the whole
the su'B of seventy-nine
thousand ($70,000.00) dollars, and to
cause all such sums so raised or received to be paid into the hands of
tlie treasurer of the said corporation,
for the purpose and with the object
hereinbefore recited.
2. It shall be lawful for the mayor
of the Baid corporation to enuse any
number of debentures to be made, executed and issued for such sum or
Bums as may be required for the purpose and object aforesaid, not exceeding, however, the sum of seventy-nine
th")usand($7!),000.00)dollars*etteh of the
said debentures being of the denomination ot one thousand($1000 OOldollars
and all such debentures shall be sealed with the seal of the corporation
and signed by the mayor thereof.
3. The said debentures shall bear
date tbe first day of April, A. I),
and snail be made payable in 20
from tbe said date, in lawful
money of Canada, at the oflice of the
Bankof Montreal in Nelson aforesaid,
which suid place of payment shall bo
designated by the said debentures,and
shall have attached to the coupons
for the payment of interest, and the
signatures to the interest coupons may
be either written, stamped, printed or
4. The said debentures shall bear
Interest at tbo rate of five per cent per
annum from the date thereof, which
interest shall be payable semi-annually at the said office of the Bank of
Montreal in Nelson aforesaid, in lawful money of Canada, on the first, day of
April and the first day of October
respectively, in each year during the
currency thereof, and shall be expressed in said debentures and coupons to
he so payable.
5. It shall be lawful for tlie mayor
of said corporation to negotiate and
sell the said debentures or any of
them for less than par; but in no case
shall the said debentures or any of
them be negotiated or sold for less
than ninety-five per centum of their
face value, including tlie cost of negotiating and sain, brokerage and other
incidental expenses.
0. There shall be raihod and levied
In each year during the currency of
said debentures the sum of thirty-
nlue hundred and fifty dollars($3,950.-
(I0)for the payment of interest and the
sum of twenty-eight hundred and forty four dollars ($8,844.00) forthe payment of the debt due under the said
debentures hy a rate sufficient therefor on all tlie rateable land In the
said municipality.
7. lt shall he lawful for the said
municipal council to re-purchase any
of the said debentures upon such
terms as may lie agreed upon with the
legal holder or holders thereof, or
nny part thereof, either at the time
of Bale or any subsequent time or
times, and a.l debentures ho re-purchased shall forthwith be cancelled
and destroyed, anil no re-ismies of
debentures so repurchased shall be
made in consequence of such rc-pur-
8. Tills by-law shall take effect on
the date   of the final passage thereof,
Done   and   passed   in council at the
City of Nelson on the        day of
, A. U.  liyi.
400.00) dollars.
And Whereas, it will be necessary
to raise annually by rate the sum of
81,800.00 for paying the said debt and
Now, therefore, the Municipal council of tlie corporation of the City of
Nelson in coui.cil assembled, enacts as
1.    It   shall   and may be lawful for
the mayor of the coi poration of the
City of Nelson to borrow, upon the
credit of the said corporation, by way
of debentures hereinafter mentioned,
from any person or persons, body or
bodies corporate, who may be willing
to advance tlie same as a loan, a sum
of money not exceeding the whole,
the sum of twenty-one thousand ($21,-
000.00) dullais.iind to cuuse all sums so
raised or received to be paid into the
hands of the treasurer of the said corporation, for the purpose and with
tlie object hereinbefore recited. |
2. lt shall be lawful for the mayor
of the said corporation to cause any
number of debentures to be made, executed and issued for suoh sum or
sums as may be required for the purpose and object aforesaid, not exceeding, however, the sum of twenty-one
tbuusitnd($21,00('.00)dollars;eachof the
said debentures of the denomination
of one thousand dollars($l,000.00) and
all such debentures shall be sealed
with the seal of the corporation and
signed liy the mayor thereof.
3. The said debentures shall bear
date the first day of April. A. D.
1001, and shall be made payable in 20
years from the said date, in lawful
money of Canada, at the office of the
Hank of Montreal in Nelson aforesaid,
which said place of payment shall be
designated by the said debentures,
and shall   have attached to them co*u-
Stutes who Is director and manager of a
full military band.
Miss Winifred I-'arnday of Manchester
is the first woman aad the second Briton
to be honored with  membership iu the
I Icelandic society of Copenhagen.
_ j     Mrs.   Roger   YVolcott   of   Boston   hns
11 given as imposing monument to Pepper-
ell, Mass., In memory of the men of that
town who fought at Bunker Hill.
Miss Helen Gould's present attitude
against Mormotiism is no new thing wit li
her. Several years ago she was a warm
supporter of Kate Field iu a similar
Mrs. Harriet R. Stafford of Marthas
Vineyard, the aged owner of l'nul Jones'
Bonhomme Richard's flag, lias decided
to give that banner upon her death to the
Massachusetts Historical society.
Miss Lucile Daniel of Atlanta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Daniel of that
place, lias started for Japan, where she
is to be married to the Rev. Henry Clark,
who is engaged in missionary work iu
that conutry.
Lillian Tracy of Troy proved herself
equal to an emergency. When her suit
for slander came up, her lawyer was too
ill to appear. So she conducted her own
case and did it so cleverly that she secured a verdict.
Miss Rcgina Walker, an American of
German parentage, has established a
home for cats near Berlin. A villa has
been erected upon finely wooded grounds
of ten seres, and it is promised that all
sorts of cats will be well cared for.
Luzerne county, Pa., produced the first
woman blacksmith. Mrs. George Gregory is always ready to assist if work is
Commissioners   Make    Appointments
**-"-  and Decide on Uniforms.
The police commissioners held an
important session yesterday. The
principal items of business were
those in connection with the appointment of constables and uniforming the
force. Both were dispatched and the
police department starts the new year
under favorable cicrumstances. The
men who are to assume the duties of
policemen ure H. A. lleavener and
Arthur Pitchford. The former has
been acting as special officer for a
short time and gives promise of becoming an efficient guardian ot the
peaee. Last week he effected the
capture of an offender who will be
tried before the supreme court tomorrow. Pitchford is now a member of
the fire brigade having been driver of
the hose wagon for some months. He
is an Englishman who has seen ser
vice iu the Yeomanry and Is well set
up in figure.
The matter of uniforms was gone
into aud the commissioners, Aid. Selous, Magistrate Crease and H. R.
Cameron, agreed that the force should
be equipped in this respect. The uniforms will be of blue material and
the helmets of dark cloth. Recommendations along these lines will be
made to the council   tomorrow  night.
Ceylon and India Tea
To get clean GREEN tea use the machine-made tea
of Ceylon and India- It contains no adulterants, no
sticks, no willow leaves���it's all tea*
The same is true of BLACK-
pressing and can set a shoe with skill.
Her shop is a few miles north of Sliick-
shinny, and she divides her time between
the work of the shop and the care of two
Miss Eve Blantyre Simpson, daughter
of the late Sir Walter Simpson, to whom
humanity is indebted for chloroform nnd
who is herself the author of several
books, among them a life of her father,
has traveled considerably in Canada and
the Atlantic coast states thiB summer
and fall.
Mrs. Joubert Is rather an educated
woman for a Roer vrouw and as a girl
was remsrkable for her musical accomplishments. She is known to have possessed one of the finest pianos ever seen
in Pretoria. She, like her friend, Mrs.
Kruger, revels in domesticity and once
boasted that she had always cooked her
husband's Sunday dinner.
"I was troubled for several years
with chronic indigestion and nervous
debility," writes F. J. Green, of
Lancaster, N. H., "No remedy helped
me until I began using Electric Bitters, which did me more good than
all the medicine I ever used. They
have also kept my wife in excellent
health for years. She says Electric
Bitters are just Bplendid for lemnle
troubles; that they are a grand tonic
and iuvigorator for weak, run down
women. No other medicine can take
its place in our family." Try them.
Only 50c. Satisfaction guaranteed
by Canada Drug tiz Book Co.
We have in stock choice teas from
India, Ceylon, China, and Japan. We
blcud tbem to your taste. All prices
and qualities.    Kootenay Coffee Co.
One breed is enough on the farm.
Roup Is the result of a bad cold neg
Make tbe nests so that the hens can
walk in upon them rather than deep.
In breeding select points for vigor.
Mate cocks 1 year old with hens 2 years
Bread soaked in milk and then squeezed  dry makes  a  good  feed for  youug
pons for tbe payment of   interest, and   poU]tpi
Use no deformed or weak fowls for
breeding, nor the same cock more than
one season,
the signatures to the interest coupons
may be either written,stamped, printed or lithographed.
4. The said debentures shall bear
interest at the rate of five per centum
per annum from the date thereot,
which interest shall be payable serai-1
annually at the said office of the Bank I
of Montreal in Nelson aforesaid, in
lawful money of Canada, on the 1st
day of April and the 1st day of October  respectively, in each   year dur-
ng the currency thereof, and shall be
expiessed in said debentures and coupons t" be so payable.
5. It shall be lawful for the mayor
of said corporation to negotiate and
sell the said debentures or any of
tliein for less than par; but in no case
shall the said debentures or any of
them be negotiated or sold for less
than ninety-live pei centum of their
lace value, including the cost of negotiating and sale, brokerage and
other incidental expenses.
li. There shall be raised and levied
in each year during the currency of
said debentures the sum of ten hundred and fifty ilollaiK,($l,0!>0.00)tor the
payment ot interest and the sum of
seven hundred and fifty-six ($750.00)
dollars for the payment of the
debt due under tbe said debentures
by a rate sufficient therefor on all the
rateable land in said municipality.
7. It shall be lawful for the said
Municipal council to rS-purchffse any
of the said debentures upon such
terms as may be agreed upon with the
legal holder or holders thereof, or uny
part thereof, either at the tune of sale
or any subsequent time or times, and
all debentures bo re-purchased shall
forth with he cancelled and destroyed,
and no re-issue of debentures so repurchased shall be made in consequence of such re-purchase.
8, This by-law shall take effeot on
the   day of the final   passage thereof,
Done and passed in Council at the
City of Nelson on the day of
,  A.   I). 1901
Take notice that the above is a true
copy of tlie proposed by-law upon
which the vote of the. electors of the
Municipality will betaken: Forthe
Must Ward at the City Police court,
ou the east, side of Josephine street,
between Haker and Victoria streets;
for the West Ward at the office of
Ward Brothers on the north side of
linker street, between Stanley and
Kootenay streets, in the City of Nelson, nn Tuesday, the nineteenth day
of February, between the hours of 8
o'clock a. in. and 4 o'clock p. m.
City Clerk.
Nelson. B, C.i February 5th, looi.
It is only when a soft food is given
that a trough or board is used. Feed
whole grain upon the ground.
Cooked food fattens quickly, probably
because It is bo much more easily digested and therefore goes further.
Keep the appetite sharp, compelling
them to be active and scratch tor food,
and the fowls will be healthier.
No feed will make a molting hen lay.
She cannot be supplying eggs while sho
has the strain of growing new feathers
upon her.���St. Louis Republic.
Tbe most   miserable beings   in   the
world nre those   suffering   from   Dyspepsia  aud   Liver    Complaint.    More
than seventy-five per cent, of the people   in   the  Dominion    are    afflicted
with   these  two  diseases   and  their
effects; such   a   Sour   Stomach, ,Sick
Headache, Habitual Costlveness,    Palpitation  of  the   Heart,   Heart-burn,
Waterbrash,   Gnawing   Pains  at  the
Pit of Stomach, Yellow Skin,   Coated
| Tongue    and   Disagreeable   Taste   in
tb   Mouth, Coming up of   Food   After
Eav    -. Low Spirits, etc.    Go to your
Druggist   and get a bottle of   August
Flower for 75 cents.   Two   doses will
relieve you.    Try it.   For sale  by W.
F. Teetzel.
If you don't like Blue Ribbon Tea it's
bemusn you've never tasted it.
Pursuant to the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and Amending Acts.
Notice is herebv given that John
Leask and Francis C. Rankin, carrying on business in the town of Cranbrook iu tbe Province of British 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, 1901, made in
pursuance of the "Creditors' TruBt,
Deeds Act" and amending acts, have
granted and assigned unto Creightoii
Ross Palmer, of Cranbrook, British
Columbia, clerk, all the personal estate, credits and effects of the said
John Leask and Francis G. Rankin,
and of each of them (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 St Rankin, ratably and proportionately their just claims without
preference or priority according to
Tbe said deed of assignment was executed by tne said John Leask and
Francis C. Rankin, on the 7th day of
January, 1901, and by the said Creightoii Ross Palmer on the 9th day of
January. 1901,
All persons having claims against
tlie said Leask St Rankin are required
tu file with the trustee on or before
the 28th day of January, 1901, 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 20th day of January 1901,
the trustee will proceed to distribute the assets of the estate among
the parties entitled theieto, having
regard to the claims only of which he
then shall have bad notice and that
he will not be responsible for the assets or any part thereof bo distributed to any person or persons of whose
claim he shall not then have had notice.
A meeting of the creditors will be
held on Saturday the 20th day ot January, 1901, at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the offices of W. F. Gurd,
solicitor, Baker street, Cranbrook,
B.   C. ,
Dated at Cranbrook, this 11 th day
of January, 1901.
Solicitor for the Trustee.
The ChristmasTree Aster
For 15 cents we will send a
packet of tlie new Steele-Briggs
Christmas-Tree Aster and also
the beautiful Steele-Briggs
Seed Catalogue. This Christmas-Tree Aster is new. It Is [
very free - flowering. Often
one small plant contains SO to |
75 blooms. It is easy to grow.
Send for the Aster and Catalogue.    It is a beautiful book.
Toronto. Canada's Ureuie.*tSood Hound.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
ilrugulstH refund the money if it fails to cure.
SSn.    K. W. ftr-WA ��� olffnal.nrn In nn  MWih hni-.
The height of the rock of Gibraltar is
about 1,437 feet.
There Is a small lake near a volcano
In southern California which contains a
liquid as black as ink, not at all resembling water. This liquid dyes cotton
cloth permanently black.
The deserts of Arabia are specially remarkable for their pillars of sand, which
are raised by the whirlwinds, and have
a very close resemblance in their appearance to waterspouts.
The Island of Helgoland, scarcely three
miles In circumference, rising abruptly
200 feet out of the sea, is visibly crumbling away aud effacing Itself iu the
waves more rapidly tbau any other place
of equal size known to scientific observation. 	
To whiten the l-itchen table spread It
all over with a thin pnstc of chloride of
lime aad hot water. Leave this on ull
night, and in the morning wasli It off.
It, when cook'ng, a saucepan or fish
kettle springs aleak, drop a small piece
of bread Into It, and It will Immediately
find its way to the hole infd stop the leaking.
Often Ib the use of the double boiler
the water In the outside vessel refuses
to boil. When this happens, till the outer saucepan with strong salt water, and
it will boil much sooner.
Science and art
are the forces which
combine to make
our Photographs
the admit ation of
all impartial critics.
Baker Street,.
A large, smooth Tomato
The Steele-Briggs'' Enormous"
I Tomato is very large, very
smooth, meaty, and with few
seeds. We will send a packet !
and our large illustrated seed
catalogue on receipt of 10 cent,
anywhere, by mall. This is Can- |
ada's newest tomato. Get it.
Try lt.
Toronto, Canada's Greatest Seed House.
Pursuant to the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and Amending Acts.
Notice is hereby given that George
liremner, canying 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 data
of tbe 10th day of January, 1901, mad*
lu pursuance of the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and amending acts has
granted and assigned unto Robert Ed-
waul Sherlock, of Lethbridgr, Alberta,
North West Teiritories, merchant, all
bis personal estate,credits and effects,
which may be seized and sold under
execution and all his real estate. In
trust to pay the creditors of tht said
George Bremner tit Son, ratably aid
proportionately their jnst claims without preference or priority according to
The said deed of assignment was
executed by the said George Bremner
and the said Robert Edward Sherlock on the 10 'ay of January, 1901.
All persons li.ving claims against
the said George Bremner St Bon are
required to file wi'h the assignee full
particulars of their claims duly verified, and the nature of tbe securities if
any held by them, on or before tha
2xth day of January.    A. D. 1901.
And notice Ib hereby given that after tbe said 28th day of Janusry, 1901,
the assignee will proceed to distribute
the assets of the estate among tb*
parties entitled thereto, havinj 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 28th day of Jan-
nay, A. D. 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 Janunry, A.  D. 1901.
Sollc'-w for the Assigne.
Take notice that the above ir a tnio
Copy   of   the   proposed   by-law   upon
Bakhu Street.
k ol Estato and insurance Agents.
Three lots and bungalow, 5 rooms
and bathroom, with all modern improvements, eleettio light fixtures
complete, good locality, good view.
Situation, Hoover Street, near Josephine.    Easy terms.
Lot fl. lllock 5, Bogustown
roomed house, now, 8050.
Mill Street���Lot and ll-roomed house
id vn;,r u.   .-W    with bathroom, modern conveniences,
Tuesday, the   nineteenth day plumbing complete, 81900: 5r realtor
initunt,  between  the JM per month.
Whicli the vote of the electors of the
Municipality will betaken; Forthe
East Ward at the City Police court,
on the cast sldo of Josephine street,
between Baker and Victoria streets;
for the West Ward at the olllce of
Ward Brothers, on tbe north side of
Baker street, between Stanley and
Kootenay streets. In the City of Nelson, on
of  Februaiy
relatives afflicted with* the Disease of Drunkenness ? We have
a sure cure which can be given
with or without the knowledge
of the patient. Send for particulars, enclosing 2 cent stamp
for reply. Address Dr. W. H.
Saunders tit Co., Chicago, 111.
For domestic 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.
Gasoline being noisy and odoriferous-,
automobiles will be run by a trust.���Detroit Free Press.
If the tallow trust does not slip up on
its own product, then Shakespeare wns
right and there's nothing iu a name.���
Philadelphia Inquirer. 1
Whon a man creates something valuable, that thing by universal consent belongs to Its creator. When tlie community creates something valuable, that being by the nld of the money power belongs to the trusts.���Chicago Journal.
Coal and Wood.
Agents Imperial Oil Oo. Ltd.
Blairmore Coal,    ���   $6.75
Crow's  Nest  Coal,   $6.15
Anthracite,   -    -   $10.76
No order can be accepted unless
accompanied by cash,
Office Oorner Hall and Baker Streets.
H. & M. BIRD
Agents lor Eureka nineral Wool and
Asbestos Co.
insurance Go. of North America, Mutual Life
Insurance Co., of New York, Quebec
Fire Assurance Co.
Two good, level lots on Nelson
avenue,   Bogustown 9371 00
Mrs. Snowden's residence on
Robson street
50-foot corner on Latimer St... 525 00
Two 25-foot lots in Block 40
Latimer   street  500 00
Cottage on  Stanley  street (115 00
4-Roomed cottage  on  corner of
Ward and Gore Streets  12 00
New house on Water Street....    15 00
Mesdames LambertfeCo.
French Corsets manufactured from
measurement, nnd upon latest Paris
nnidi'ls. Imported French goods used.
Wist Rlook, 287 Baker Htteet, near
Hall Street.
with 5-
So long as 04 per cent of tho bread"
CStcn In Englnnd iB made of American.
wheat Great Britain has a valid reason.
to be on good terms with tho United
States without any other alliance.���Indianapolis Journal.
John Bull nnd Columbia havo become
so desperately friendly that the affair
seems to have assumed the interesting
aspect of an international flirtation.
Frlsnds of tbs couple ought to guard
���gainst tb* Inevitable lovers' -juarreL���
*M ErMffcff OUI��     , .
Will pay the highest oash prioe for all
kinds of second band Roods. Will boy
or sell anything from an anchor to ���
needle. Fnrnitnre, stoves, oarperta,
conking utensils, bought in household
quantities. Also oast off clothing.
Call and see me or write. Address
.silver  King  Mike,   Box  200.     H��U
I Str<*����. N��l��nn.  P. O.
A beautiful,  new Pansy
The Steele-Briggs "Madame
Peiret" Pansy has very large
pink-to-purple flowers. Sometimes they are 3 to :i;.i Inches
across. It has atralghter stiff cisterns than (he ordinary pansy,
and the flowers are held out
from the fbllage better. We
will Bend ndr Catalogue and a
Madame Perrot Pansy seed pack-
| et by mall to you for 25c.
Send today. The Catalogue is
the largest Canadian seed catalogue.
Toronto. (Junada.s Greatest. Hood House.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Potter.
Nel.nn. B. 0.
A. R. BARROW, a. m. l o.h
Provincial  Land Surveyor.
Corner Victoria and Kootenay Bta.
P. O. Box 500. Telephone No. 95
Civil Engineers and Provincial Land
P. O. Box Ut **   Watson   B. a
T)R. MORRISON, Dentist, bas
moved to his new offices In
K.-W.-C, Blocl*,
Caveats, Dashing, Copyrights and
Trade MafWf'obtained in Canada
���nd all foreign countries.
Boom 3, Bank of British North
America, Hastings Street, Vancouver,
Baker Street.
NELSON.   -   - ��� B. C.
By the week from $5 to 96.
By the day ���1.00. ���' '���
3 Nelson Daily Miner, Sunday, February 17, 1901
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The statement of the mill run at the
Athabasca mine was issued yesterday
by E. Nelson Fell, general manager.
The figures are as follows:
Period of run. 30 (lavs, It hours.
Tons crushed, 482.
Value of  bullion   recovered    $4,383 02
Value of concentrates rec'il..  1,407 Oil
Total values recovered 85,880 02
Value per ton, 812.20.
On the first of this month the mill
closed down for repairs, but resumed
crushing on Wednesday last. A number of men were laid oft* during this
period as the ore on hand waB sufficient to form a reserve against all contingencies. The thaw will replenish
the flow of Give Cut creek which
threatened to give out duiing the long
cold spell.
��� *   ���
H. E. T. Haultain, consulting mining engineer of this city, is to lecture
weekly at tho Rossiund school of
mines. Mr. Haultain's subject is
"Mineralogy and Geology in their
Practical Application to Prospecting
aad Mining." Lectures along this
line are delivered on Thursday and
Friday weekly.
��� ���   ���
A shipment of 10(i tons of concentrates arrived here yesterday consigned to the Hall Mines smelter from the
Highland mine at Ainsworth. This
is the last lot of the first period of the
concentrator's run. The data of the
mill's operations are as follows:
Period of run, January 18 to February 15.
Tons crushed, 1,834.
Concentrates, 235 tons.
The total amount was shipped to the
Nelson Bmelter. The operating period was, us will be seen, two day's
short of a month which somewhat reduced the aggregate production. The
new concentrator is running smoothly
and  has   proved   to   be  a   first class
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At the supreme court sittings yesterday, a matter of interest in Slocan
mining circles came up in the shape
of an application by P. E. WilBon for
an order permitting the plaintiff in
Manley vs. Callom to enter the workings from the Arlington mine to the
Nntive Silver fraction for the purpose
of determining tbe amount of work
done and the quantity of ore extracted by the defendants. Mr. Justice
Irving granted the order. This is the
case in which Mark Manley obtained a judgment last fall clearing up
his title to a valuable piece of mineral
ground on Springer creek, and which
has now been appealed to the full
��� *   *
J. C. Di'ewery of Rossland, generul
manager of the Canadian Gold Fields
Syndicate, was in the city yesterday
for a few hours en route to Kaslo, It
Is understood he will attend to tho
commencement of work on the True
Blue group, a promising property on
the South fork of Kaslo creek recently
bonded by the syndicate. Mr. Drew-
ery will also visit tbe Sunset group in
the Slocan from which n quantity of
bonanza ore bus been taken lately.
While In the city Mr. Drewery declined to discuss nt length the results of
his recent extended visit to the east.
�� ��� ���
Excellent reports aro to hand from
the'Maud S.groupon the north fork of
tho Salmon river, 12 miles from Erie.
The property is being worked by a
Vancouver syndicate who took up the
property as a gold proposition. Recent development would Indlcute.how.
ever, that the Maud S. will eventually
turn out to be a valuable copper property. As the work advances copper
pyrites show up strongly in conjunction with gold and silver values. The
vein is asBerted to be 12 feet In width
loarrylng average values of 820 clean
aoross.   As the Maud S, has excellent
'facilities for shipping ore it is
thought the management will make
some shipment next summer.
��� ���   ���
���    Mark Manley of Slocan City who   Is
In the'city at the present time,   states
that work has been   commenced   with
a small crew at the Iron   Horse group
'tin Ten Mile creek.   Two  leads   cross
'the property, one a large body of concentrating ore and the other a narrow
. vein   of   the   high grade   galena   for
which the Slocan is famous.    It  is on
the  latter that development is   being
carried on as> starter.     A shaft will
be sunk for some distance on the present showing   nnd the owners will  be
disappointed    and   various   engineers
predictions dispioved   if the vein does
not  prove to   be an  extension  of tbe
"Enterprise vein.
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.
Ladies' Night Dresses, 75c. to $1.00.
Corset Covers, 20c to $1.75.
Lace and Embroidered Underskirts, 75c. to $12.00,
White Cambric Muslin, Nainsooks, Victoria Lawn, Indian Linens, White and Colored Organdies, Dimities, Fancy Muslins,
Plain and Dotted Swiss and Piques.
The Balance of our Stock of Ladies' Tailor-Made Costumes, Jackets, Capes, Skirts, at Reduced Prices.
A Big Shipment just received.     Some Choice Bargains in the lot.
FRED    IRVINE    &    CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
gjg. ��� ���*>����������������� gfr-S
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mall to any branch will have careful a-**** nrorrtot attention.
Of^*ri0 nty  <fr
syyj,  Uf sTWpW ft'7f'*}f/p
I have now in stock a line
of all classes of
Special Line of Tweed Suitings at $25.
Successor to Fred J. Squire-
For the Garden
Our   new,    large    illustrated I
seed catalogue is   just 'out.     It
is better snited to Canadian Gardens   than any otber catalogue.
For inc. we will send the  cata- |
logue   with    our    new   Steeje-
llriggs Evergreen Cucumber,and I
our Briggs Early   Blood Turnip
Ueet���two seed  packets  for the
garden,   of  very  fine   nqveltles
which we have tested.   Both are |
of excellent flavor.
Toronto, Canada'H Greatest Seed House.
ft J. DEWAE, J. P.
Notary Fublio, Oonvejanoer.
House, 0 rooms, stone foundation,
good lot near car line, 81050. Good
value at (1250.
House in Hume Addition, stone
foundation, large lot, good location,
82000, easy terms.
Large liouse on Carbonate and
Tosephino streets, 82250.
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 cont returns.
Housob to Let in all parts of the
Loans, straight and monthly payments.
Three Things
For 100. in silver, we will send
by mail a packet of the new
Stoele-Hilggs,"Exquisite Musk-
mellon" which has. a small seed
cavity and a very thick, solid,
finely-grained flesh. Also a
packet of the Steele-Briggs
Uolden Hubbard Squash. Also
our large beautifully-colored
eatalogue.   All   by   mail,    10c,
Toronto, Canada*. Orvatont Hoed Houm*.
Established 1895.   Here to Stay.
Our Celebrated Bread
delivered daily to any
part of the town. . . .
Try Our Scotch Short Bread,
Scoues and Oat Cakes*
Telephone 210.
P. O. Box 00.
Some Home Mnde Brend
Is as beavy as lead,
Bnt mine is as light as a feather;
If you buy it and eat It,
You will alwuys greet it.
For you can stund all kinds of weather I
Telephone 261.
First Door West of C.P.R. Offices.
*"' Soo Line
Also TOUKIST CARS passing  Dun-
more JiiLCtion Tuesdays,  Thursdays,
Fridays ami Sundays for St. Paul, Saturdays for Montreal and Boston, Mondays and Wednesdays   for Toronto.
Si.me curs  puss  Revelstoke  one  day
for   your  eastern  trip is to see
your ticket reads via Canadian Pacific.
Trams and Steamers Depart.
5 -00   ) Steamer for Kootenay Land-
- 111K   and  eastern  points
Crow's Nest Route.
Ex Sun
Ex Sun
Ex Sun
Train for Rossland, Grand
Forks, Greenwood,Midway,ete
Train for Slocan City, Sloean
points, and Sandon.
Steamer for Kaslo and intermediate points.
Train for Rossland, Naku'sp,
,, ., (-Revelstoke, main line and
"ally      Pacifiic Coast Points.
For Time Tables, Rates and fall information call ou or address nearest Local Agent, or,
R. VV. Drew, Depot Agent. \Nolson, B. 0.
H. L. Brown, City Agent. /
B. 3. COYLE,
A 0. P. Agent,
Spokane Falls 6l
Northern RY
Nelson de. Fort
Sheppard R'v.
Red Mountain R'v.
The only all rail route between
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 with steamer
for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
Connects at Meyer's Falls with
stage daily for Republic, and connects at Bossburg with stage daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
Leave DAY TRAIN Arrive
8.00 a.m Spokane (I :40 p.in.
11:60 a.m Rosslnnd 8:10 p.m.
7:00 a.m Nelson 7:15 p.m.
0:45 p.m Spokane 7:00 a.m.
11.00 p. in Bossland 7 :00 a,m.
H. A. JACKSON, Q. P. tit T.A.
Spokane Waab
Aarnnt,. Nelson. It.t)
Atlantic S. S. Lines.
From Portland, Mo.
Allan Line Hlclllnn Feb in
Allan Line Tuiilntiui Feb -*:!
Dominion I.lnn Dominion Keb 10
I loin in ion Line Cniiibroman Feb 21
From St John
llonvor Lincl.nko Mcg-antlc ' Fob 16
Beaver Lin - tAkd Supmlor Fob n
Hoiivur l.ino Ijiko Ontario March 1
Denver I.lnn -jiuumei-H call at Hiilif ix ono
duy later.
From Boston
Dominion Lino New Kngland Keb 27
Cunnril Lino Hnxnnla Fob 23
Cuim.nl Line lu-rnl.i March I)
From New York
Cunard Line Uuibria  Keb is
minimi Line Hrrvla Fob 28
Cunard Line Ktrtirla March 2
While Star l.ino .Ylnjoxtlo Fob 20
While Star Lino Oceania Fob 27
Auiorlrnn Llnc.St. I.oiiih  Fob 21)
American Lino New Vork Kob27
N. G.L. Lahn Keb 20
N. O. L Knlm r Wilholni dor Greene..Maroh 5
Anchor Lino KurneiHta Feb 23
Allan stain Line Stat-t of Nebraska March2
PiumaKOM arraiiKotl to and from all Kuropoan
potiiU. For ratOH, tlcko.ii and full Information
apply to G. V. lt. depot agent or II. L. Brown
City 1'anHeiiKvr Agent, Nelnon, B, C,
General �� a-*->��.. C.P.R. Ot"i*a��, Wh-nlrn-ff,
7-8 inch ilium. $18.60per 100 feet. For
immediate delivery in Nebw-a
J. o. T. CROFTS,
��� n ih.
And ad. In Tbe   Miner want column
always brings results.
Miners, Attention!
Gutta Percha Water-proof Fuse has been
proved and not found wanting.
No miss-holes.   No running.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES,   Manager,
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
V*-A��-W����^WVV**-*V��-*t^'-^*W^��V%-��,--'.\VVW- ���
(���old, Silver-Lead und  Copper Mines wanted at tlie EXCHANtlK.
KKEK MILLING U(llil) properties wanted at onee for Eastern
1'urtlen having mining; property for sale ure requested to send
samples of their ore to the EXt'llANtlK for exhibition.
We desire to heur from prospectors who have promising mineral
claims In liritish Columbia,
Prospectors und mining men ure requested to make the EXCHANGE their headquarters when In Nelson.
All sumples should be sent by express,  PREPAID. ��
Correspondence solicited.    Address ull communications to
Telephone No. 104.   P. O. Box 700. NELSON, 11. G.
Complete  Electric Equipments  for   Iilectric   Power   Transmission  and
Lighting for Mines, Towns, etc.    Electric Fixtures, Lamps,
Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Houston Block.
Large number of Choice Building Lots adjacent to the line of thei
Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block  corner of Joserhinc and Vernon Streets.
A. V. MASON, Secretary.
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Nelson   Dailv Mikbr, Bunpav,  Fejwuarv 17, 190)
��au I ��iail 11 .������l.Pli 11 in mi1��.�� Uimill
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The public library bourd will give
un entertainment on the Stith instant.
In addition to an excellent musical
programme, W. II. Dowsinu, of Kpo-
kune, will give "An Hour in Wonderland."
The cuse of West vs. Kucha nan wus
concluded yesterday at the courthouse.
Mr. Justice Irving gave judgment in
favor of the defendant for 8857.23,
defendants counter claim being dismissed.
This evening at Emmanuel church
Kev. Wm. Munroe will preach on
"The Grumbler." The choir will render "I Was Glad" and "Guide Me."
Mrs. II. R. Cameron will sing "0
Restless Sea."
The subject of Pastor Morgan's
morning sermon will be "Decision."
Special interest will attach to the
Hible class at 3.30 p. m., as "The
Lord's Supper" will be discussed. In
the evening an address will be given
to the unsaved on "Mysteries of the
Bible."    All are welcome.
The Nelson lodge Knights of Pythius
and thejuniformed rank, will parade
this afternoon to Emmanuel church,
where Rev. Wm. Munroe will preach
the annual sermon. His subject will
he "Brotherhood." The. procession
will form at Fraternity hall and headed hy the R. M. R. band will proceed
via Stanley street to the church.
The Allen brothers have been engaged for some time in the construction
of a small steamer at One Mile point
The craft was completed last week
and luunched on Friday. She is
smart in appearance nnd hus excellent,^ lines. Her owners believe she
will beat any boat in the mosquito
fleet. The craft has been christened
the Shamrock.
An officer of the C. P. R. detective
bureau will shortly he detailed for
duty on the rail lines operated out
of Nelson, with hcadquarteis "in this
city. Heretofore this branch of the
service hns been handled from Winnipeg, but it is now felt that the C. P.
R.'s businesH hus increased to such un
extent in the Kootenays and Boundary that the constant services of an
officer are necessary.
The Finest Jewelry Store In the Kootenays
That is the verdict of all who have visited our new premises at the corner of Baker and Stanley Streets. We
are proud of them. They enable us to show to better advantage than ever before our large stock of Jewelry
in alls it lines. -We want the people of Nelson to call and see us. We want them to* come whether to purchase or not.    We will show them our goods with pleasure, and extend to them a hearty welcome.
Our stock of Diamonds and other precious Stones is complete. Our Watches, Clocks, Silverware, Ladies'
Belts, Toilet Articles, Cut Glassware, Souvenir Goods, Lamps, Fancy Chinaware and Novelties of all kinds
will interest you and we want you to see them.     And in all of these you will find bargains.
V   -i
a   meritorious   institution. | COMMENCING NEW EPOCH
A Record  After  Using Different Foods.
J. Henry Myers, of Ostego, Mich.,
a traveling representative of a cer-
tin medical missionary association,
made some strength tests with different foods, with the following result.
He says: "In 1HH7 I became officially
connected with un institution manufacturing a large line of health foodR.
"My desire was to add strength. I
I was in good health, und faithfully
lived, almost entirely, for nearly two
years, on their foods, and believed in
them thoroughly. In January, 'lis,
my Strength test showed 6,700 pounds,
in Junuqry, '09, by the suuie machine,
my strength test was only 4;BOO
pounds, u fulling off, notwithstanding
I had not been sick,but had faithfully
and religiously used the foods I so
fully believed In und had been hired
to lecture for and niloveute.
"For a month alter that test, I was
uncertain whut to do. I felt weak,
nnd what I wanted was strength; so
In February of that year I quit nil
other lieulth foods nnd begun using
(jrupe-Nuts alone, My weight now
bus Increased from 180 to 148 pounds;
my strength bus Increased from 4,.-i(lii
pounds to 8,940 und I am now 1,000
pounds stronger, by actual test, thun
the uvernge mull. My eyesight Is
elearur, my mind more active und
stronger, nnd 1 enn endure more ln-
bor, physicul and mental, than ever
"I do not know uny person interested in the Postum Cereal Co.. Ltd.,
and this letter is not written with
any motive, except to bring honest
��� fucts to the uttentlon of persons desiring to live well und live rationally.
I have the charts filled out by the
phylciuns at the institution making
the benlth foods that failed in my
ease, and these facts can not he disputed by any one. I will make oath
that they ure absolutely correct."
Mr. Myers' letter gives the nunie in
full of the concern muklng the so-
callcu health foods, which lulled In
his case, but this name is not given
to the public. It Is not the purpose
of the manufacturers of drape-Nuts to
build their business by depreciating
the efforts of nny competitor. This
experience is printed us nn illustration of the Indisputable fact that
Grape-Nuts food Ih a true, honest
and remarkable rebuilder of the hu
pinn  body.
About   St.    Joseph's   School and   the
Work it Accomplishes in Nelson.
The excellent eutertainment given
by the pupils of St. Joseph's school
on Friday evening brought to the attention of a large and representative
gathering of citizens the admirable
work now being accomplished in the
city by the Sisters of St. Joseph of
Peace. The words of praise tendered
the sisters on various occasions by
His Lordship Bishop Dontenvill are
now being reiterated hy those who
witnessed Friday's performance,
which, by the way, was the first concert giveu by children exclusively in
the opera house. In round numbers
100 children participated, ranging in
age from the tiny kindergarteners to
the advanced scholars taking the first
year's high school work. All demonstrated careful and more than ordi ���
narily intelligent training. The costumes were attractive and the grouping in the various concerted numbers
had been arranged with an eye to the
artistic effect to he attained.
Throughout tho children gave evidence of the value of the instruction
in calisthenics, elocution and singing
which forms a part, though not a
specialty, of the training at St. Joseph's school. Another noticeable
feature was tbe discipline maintained
on the stage, the maintenance of
which in daily routine has ""contribut-
ed in no small measure to the prosperity and uoefulness of the school.
The uttendance at Bt. Joseph's
school is now averaging 105 "dally,
The new building hus been in use for
a few days and its convenience for
the purpose intended is becoming demonstrated more forcibly as the classes
settle down to regular work. Aside
from the fact thut the school Is an important addition to Nelson's educational institutions, it serves to fill a
waut long felt in the direction of providing accommodation for. pupils
whose parents reside in rural districts
where educational facilities are lacking. This department is splendidly
conducted. Dormitories are provided
for both sexes, the pupils are carefully tutored ut work and at play hy
the lady supeiior and her six assistants who are assiduous in seeing that
the children committed to their care
ate brought up in an atmosphere that
is bracing from the mental moral and
physicul stundpoints. It is safe to
predict for St. Joseph's school a bright
und useful   future.
Continued From First Pago.
Interior alterations and improvements are now being mnde to the
Hume, the effect of which will be to
udd accommodation for '-25 gnests to
the building, The Hume Hotel company has in contemplation the erection of a brick addition on the south
side of the present building covering
the area north of The Miner office.
This would cost, approximately, 835,-
000, und would Increase the accommodation to 188 guests. The proposition Is to locate eample rooms in the
basement, storeB on the street level
und rooms in the upper stories. A decision on this point will probably be
arrived at shortly.
pressure. Space has been left for a
second blower when it shall be required. The electric light plant includes a 250 10 c. p. light Racine aut-
oraatlc'dynamo with direct connected
engine; dynamo 15 k. w., to run 350
revolutions per minute; engine, 8-
inch diameter hy 8-inch stroke. There
are three 60-inch by 10 feet horizontal
return tubular boilers, each 100-horse
power, to stand a pressure of 130 lbs.
of steam. Other plant in the boiler
room embraces a Reynolds patent feed
water heater 30-inch by il ft. 4 inch.,
a Metropolitan injector No. 13 capable of feeding 300 horse power boilers, and a Prescott duplex boiler feed
pump 0x40.
A blacksmith's shop 30x21, carpeu-
ter's shop 411x20 and a storehouse
40x24 complete the group of smelter
buildings which are roofed with corrugated iron as a precaution against
fire. A two-story building 78x40 situate a short distance from the works
contains the office of the superintendent, assay office and laboratory and
rooms for the chemist and assayer,
Nearby is the superintendent's residence, a neat villa of modern style,
and across lioundary Creek, iu Anaconda, is the smelter general office.
Although the B, C. Copper company
had some time previously obtained an
option on the ground, the site for
the smelter was not definitely decided upon until after it had been examined by Mr. Paul Johnson, E. M.,
who afterwards designed the smelter,
directed its erection and equipment,
and is now operating it. Mr. John -
6on's connection with smelting commenced in his native land, Sweden,
from where he went about 20 years
ago to New York, where he secured a
responsible position with the Orlord
Copper company. Returning to Sweden he built copper works in Unlsen-
burg.where he temalned five years going thence to South America where
in 1889-90, ne was manager of some
gold mines in the Argentine republic
Next he returned to the United
States and became superintendent of
the smelting works at the Ely Copper mine, Vermont. Following this
he was assistant superintendent of the
Consolidated Kansas City smelting
works at El Paso, Texas, und then
superintendent of brunch works under
the same proprietary. Later he was
with the Kansas City Smelting tit Refining company, near Kunsus City,
proceeding afterwards to Leamington, Utah, where he built a lead smelter for Mr. F. L. Underwood, now a
leading member of the 1$. C. Copper
Co. In 1805 be was with the Ball
Mines Co., at Nelson, li. C., where he
built in three und u half months the
first copper furnace erected in the
province. Two yeurs later he went
to Agues Calientes, Mexico, where^he
rebuilt copper und leud works for.M.
Guggenheim's sons. After erecting u
smelter for the California Cupper Co.,
at Madera, California, Mr, Johnson
undertook the work he is now completing and which he will, in all likelihood, have opportunity during the
current year of enlarging and develop
Ing into one of the must successful
copper producing establishments In
The majority of the curlers who
represented tho Nelson club at the
Rossland bonspiel returned home yesterday and a review of their work
shows that the chin carried off the
lion's share of the prizes. The Hudson's Buy cup was captured by a mixed rink, comprised of C. Archibald, J.
II. Fox, G. K. McLaughlin and John
Rae. skip. The Oliver enp fell to the
lot of Rue's regular rink, while the
All Comer's trophy lies between the
Tamblyn and Uichardson rinks who
will piny oil' the tie here. Rae waB In
the Hnal of the Grand Challenge series yesterday but lost to Cranston of
Yon shouldn't send out of town for
cards for yourself or your husband
until you see what The Miner can do
for vou.
G. A. Stewart Potts, official stenographer for Kootenay county, received
instructions yesterday from the attorney-general's department to proceed
to Rossland for the purpose of reporting the supreme court sittings there
before Chief Justice McColl, commencing tomorrow. As the sittings here
ure not yet concluded, several important cases remaining on the docket, it
is stated that the members of the legal
profession in Nelson are not at all
pleased that Mr. Potts should be sent
to Rossland. S. M. Brydgea has been
appointed deputy official stenographer
by Mr. Potts.
Laxative Bromo-Qulnlne removes the cause.
About that second hand article of
yours. You'll sell it if you'll advertise
it in The Miner want column.
Phair.���J. C. Drewery, Rossland;
J. E. Mitchell, Kaslo; J. Fred Ritchie, Rosslnnd ; John O'Brien, Summer
side, P. E. 1.; J. K. Clark, New Den-
evi ; W. J.  Twiss, Kaslo.
Hume��� C. M. Bell, Montreal; C.
VV. White, Medicine Hat; R. J. Wark,
Hnniiltou; D. Arnot, Slocan City; A.
F. Mills, Toronto; Jethro Brooks,
Molly (iibson.
Are you in want? If you are, tell
the people, through The Miner want
column, what vou are in want of.
You'll get it.
No discovery In j..ediciiie bus ever
created one quurtcr of the excitement thnt hus been caused by Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consumption. It's severest tests have been ou
hopeless victims of Consumption,
Pneumonia, Hemorrhage. Pleurisy and
Bronchitis, thousands of whom It has
restored to perfect health. For coughs,
Colds, Asthma, Croup, Hay Fever,
Hoarseness and Whooping Cough it is
the quickest, surest cure In the world.
It Ib sold by Cunada Drug & Book Co..
who guarantee satisfaction or refund
money. Large bottles 50c. and 81.00.
Trial bottlcB free.
The annual meeting of the subscribers of the Library will be held in St.
Saviour's church, February 80th, nt
8 o'clock p. ui. A large attendance Is
earnestly desired. Election of officers.
About that second hand article of
yours. Vou'll sell it if you'll advertise it In The Mine* want column.
Captain J. J. Mulone, of the uniformed rank K. of P., desires nil
members of the corps to parade ut
Fraternity hall at 2 o'clock sharp on
Sunday afternoon to attend divine services at the Congregational church.
Review order uniform will   be   worn.
Japan teas���"Spider Leg, "Pnnfir-
ed," "Sun Cured,"��� have n place in
our stock. The new "Ceylon Green"
is fine flavored and economical. Kootenay Coffee Co.
German Syrup  is   the  special  pre
scription of   Dr.   A.   Boshee,   a cele
brated German Physician, and is acknowledged to be one of the most fort
unate   discoveries    in    Medicine.   It
quickly cures Coughs, Colds and Lung
troubles of the severest nature, removing, as it does, the cause of the affec
ton and leaving the parts in a  strong
and healthy condition. It   Is  not  an
experimental medicine, but   has stood
the test oi years,   giving satisfaction
in every case,    which   its   rapidly increasing sale every   season   confirms.
Two  million   bottles   Bold   annually.
Bosche's   German    Syrup   was   introduced in the   United   States  in   1868,
and is now sold  in  every   town  and
village in the civilized   world.   Three
doses will relieve any ordinary cough.
Price 75 cents.    For  Sale  by   W.   F.
Follow the Crowd���And you -will
get ubourd an elegantly equipped,
���dean, well lighted train on "The
North-Western Line" when you reaeh
St. Paul. If you are going easti
can't do better tban to tell your home
agent you want to try the North'
Western. Wo will do the reBt. H. S.
Collins, General Agent, Spokane.
The talk of the day In Monteal Is
the opening of the magnificent new
building erected on the best site of
the principal street by The Family
Herald nnd Weekly Star. The Family
Herald's contemporaries are paying
it the highest compliments. The new
building In said to be the finest newspaper building In the world. This is
saying a good deal for Canada. The
Family Herald and Weekly Star has
inadu gigantic strides.
13. Saviouks (h-Nui.isiiJ ('miitcn Corner
Ward and Hilton. BU. Sundays: Holy Communion 8 a. in.: and on thu 1st and 3rd Sunday**
in tht) month aflor Mattlns; Mnttin*. at 11 ti.in.;
Sunday School 2.30 p.m J Evensong 7.311. bally:
MuM.iiiHnt. h.-'ji a. m. Thursdays and Saint's
l>iiys: Holy Communion 10 a. in. Fridays:
Kvunxong 7.30 p. in., followed by ohoir proo-
line. 11. s. Akehurst, Hoctor. Fred Irvine.
Quo. Johnston", Wardens.
Catholic Church-CornerlWard and Mill
ntroi'1* Mass ovory Sunday at 8and 10.00n.m
Honudlolion at 7.30 p.m.   Mass every wook day
.it 7.15 a.m.   Hov.  Father Forland Rootor.
PiinsnvTBKiAN Church���Services at 11 a.m
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
1'niyir meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christina Endeavor Society meet* every Tuesday evening  u'i 8  o'olook.    Hev. K. Frew,
Mkthodibt Churoh���Corner HUIoa and
Joricphino Hlroota.   Survlcea at 11 a.m, and 7.9C
fit in.; Bubbath -School, 2.30 p.m.; Prayer moot
rig on TburHday evening at 8 o'olook: Kp worth
l.itngun C, K., Tuonday at 8 a.m. Rev. J. II.
Whito. Pastor. Residence, Josephine Street
roar of church.
Salvation Ahmy���Sorvlo b  ovory oven In*
at 8 o'olooh  in  barraokri on V oiorl     street
Aiiiii'liml. Kdlf���Willihfl In ntifttn*
Baptist Churoh ��� Services morning and
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.80 p.m.; Prayer meet.
Ing Thursday evening at 8 p.m. the R. Y
Kl1. Tuesday evening at 8 o'olook. Strangers
cordially weloo^ed- Rev. O. J. Coulter Whit*
OFFICE: 8, 9 a"4 w. K.-W.-C. Block.
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 $1, 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.
Now Is Your
During this month we will sell Boots, Sll068
and Rubbers at greatly reduced prices, and we
would invite you to come in early and secure a bargain.
The 8hoeints
From now until the end of the month we will sell Watches
at the following prices:
7-Jewel Empire Movement, Nickle Case $ 6 25
15-Jewel       " " " "     7 75
17-Jewel        "' 1 " 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
21-Jewel   Crescent  Street  Vanguard   Model  Movement   25 00
21-Jewel   Vanguard   Movement,    Finest   Waltham
Movement  30 00
Ladies' and Gents' Merchant Tailors
Suits Made to Order, Gleaned, Dyed, Altered and Repaired
Josephine St., Opposite Clarke Ilolol.
Mall Orders Solicited.
P. 0
Vox 634
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
head opvicie toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on St-rala-ht Mortgage.
Apply to Q, Ii. LENNOX. Baker Bt.
end try n bottle, a down, or a barrel ot
CALGARY BEER aa it is Uie beet and
cheapest on tho market. Also try our
WINES,    LIQUORS    and    GIQAR8.
PRANK A. TAMBLYN. M����-����
Telephone IB, ftakai* 8t   Nelaon, B, O


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