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Array Libr>��m;t
Daily Edition No 966
Nelson,   British  Columbia, Wednesday,   February 20,  tgot.
Eleventh   Y/ear
Installation of the Big New
Plant Was Duly Celebrated.
Special Correspondence from
Sandon���General Mining Items.
��� Greenwood, Feb. 18.���Last Saturday
morning the 33-drill air compressor
recently installed at the Mother Lode
mine, near Greenwood, was started.
Everything: having been iiist got in
readiness Mrs. Kepper, wife of Mr.
Frederic Kepper, E. M., general
manager of the liritish Columbia Copper company, of New "York, opened
tbe steam valve and set the big engine in motion.
- Later Mr. Kepper entertained at
dinner in the mine dining hall all of
the company's employees engaged In
tbe mechanical department. After tbe
good things provided had been partaken of the
and prosperity to the British Colum
bin Copper company was heartily
drunk. The toast included as well
the names of Messrs. P. Kepper, 'general manager; B. H. Hutcbens, mine
superintendent, and G. D. Brice, master mechanic, all of whom -responded
���to it.   At the
remarks were also briefly made by
Mr. H. It. Kirkpatrlck, district agent
for tbe James Cooper Manufacturing
company, manufacturers of the' compressor, Messrs. Robert Heoghan and
A, S. btruthers, erecting engineers
for the manufacturers, F. Batohelor,
erecting engineer for the Robins Con
veying Belt company, of New York,
fwhich company is now putting in at
the mine a sampling and sorting
plant) and the foremen of tbe several
branches of the mine mechanical department. Hearty cheers were then
given for the company and the guests
! Tbe compressor is the largest tbe
James Cooper Manufacturing company has yet supplied Tor use In liritish Colombia. It is a cross compound
condensing Corliss - Valve-Ingersoll-
Sergeant engine with compounded
air ehd and Intercobler; high and
16w pressure steam cylinders, 22 inch
and 40-inch respectively, air cylinders
ot the piston inlet type, high and low
pressure, 10&-lnoh and 32'i-inch respectively and 48-lnch strobe, the machine having a capacity of 30 to 40
drills and weighing 186,000 lbs.
Steam is supplied by two 00x10 horizontal return tubular boilers, each
loo-horse power for 13S lbs. working
pressure, and - having horizontal
smoke connection and one stack.
There are at present only three air
than the above described engine at
work In the province, two- of these
being at the British America- company's Black Bear mine and one 'at
the Center Star, all at Rossland.
Other plant anil machinery now
being installed'at the-Mother Lode
mine Includes the largest hoisting
& engine yet brought into Ihe district,
'^an ore sorting plant and additional
electric light machinery and appliances. The hoisting engine ksb made
by the Jenckes Machine Co, of Slicr-
brooke, Quebeo. It is a double-cylinder Corliss-valve first motion hoist,
cylinders 20 Inches by 42-ihches,
diameter of drums being six-feet.
Two 80-borse power boilers'will. supply the power. At present there is
but one cage in tbe main shaft of
the mine, ' but two pisiform cage's
witb safety dutches and shield.-roof
have been purchased and will ipJictljf
be put in. The ore-sort It ar plantIn
eludes a 36-Inch picking belt, ill feet
long with return conveyor'41 feet long
a 13 inch line ore conveyor lKi'-feet
long; a ID-Inch waste conveyor��� -550
feet long, (all lengths centre to centre) and all requisite shafts, pulleys,
supporters, etc. A No. 8 Gates' urirSh-
ur.with a capacity of 40 tonsper hour
and a 70-boise power Nagle engine
malie up this equipment whioh is the
in the  province,   The  electrio  light
plant now in use being insufficient for
increasing needs.a 250-Iight Westing-
bouse dynamo.with a full complement
of arc and Incandescent lights, and a
2.1-horse power Armington & Bliris'
engine to run the dynamo, have been
purchased and will shortly be in ub��.
With the foregoing additions to the
plant and machinery at its Mother
Lode mine, the British Columbia Copper company now has about the best
equipped mine in the Boundary district. The furnace of the B. C. Copper company's smelter at Greenwood
wus blown in this morning and is
now running smoothly. L. M.
Rice, C. E., arrived here on Saturday
afternoon from Seattle. He will
shortly commence Wrk on thj�� survey
*   the    Greenwood-Phoenix    electric
tramway and lt is
struction work will
early in the spring.
stated tbat con-
be   commenced
Sandon, Feb. 18.���The Ruth mine
has suspended operations, letting out
some 70 men. The reason assigned by
the management is they cannot make
satisfactory freight and treatment
arrangements with the Ameiiean
"Smelter trust." "Other properties "are
likely to follow suit. The* American
Boy and the Payne have arrangements   made   for   tbe   year  with tbe
(Continued on Third Page. )''���
Judgment Given In Briggs v.
Newswander.���Proceedings In Court.
Mr. Justice Irving delivered judgment at the opening of court yesterday in tbe case of Briggs ���i/. News*
wander in favor of the defendant,
but without costs. His lordship said
that the agreement which the plaintiff relied upon was an llhidbry eon'
tract, and was not susceptible of an
intelligent' Interpretation."..'.'
The case of Wlgan vs. Nelson-Bed-
lington railroad was then called. Iq
this action tbe plaintiff issuing for
damages for trespass and ilso for SI,'
185 special damages. It appears that
the road in question traverses tbe
Selkirk mineral ' claim .belonging to
tbe plaintiff, wbo alleges tbat in so'
doing, tbe railroad ban covered up
his ledge, damaged the mine workings
and In effect rendered practically valueless a raining property or great
promise. The defendant company denies the damage and also tbe alleged/
value of the claim.
Tbe greater part of the day was
spent in hearing the case for the
plaintiff. Tbe latter went Into the
box, and Char'cs Nelson, M. S. Davys,
M. E., G. B. Church, and-A. Stolbergj:
were also called. J, H. Cfray was the
first witness for the defense, but
court rose before his examination iff
chief was concluded. The case will
be 'resumed this rnprnl'ng. tJflijOtt. Si
Lennie arc acting for the piaftitiff.and
J. H. Bowed, and George Whealler of
Kaslo, for the defence.
Ghurches Should Be the Only
Places Open on
The Young People's Societies
Met and Passed Resolutions.
Refused to Make air Order Giving
Effeot to Th��lr,iVerdlct..
RosBland, Feb. 19.���In thc% supremo
court sitting here today, Chief Justice
McColl presiding, a jury ayfurded L.
W. MoKelvey", a" miner,83,ooo damages
for injuries sustained In an accident
in the Le Rol mine lust'I'Kchtcinber.
The rope of the cage broke owing to
the negligence of the engineer, and
the hoist fell to the 800 foot level,
crashing through a bulk bead, and
permanently disabling the plaintiff's
left. -arm..' The suit.-j-'a* for 82p, 000
damage's. The chn>f Justice decWed
the judgment perveise, refused lo.mukc
-an "order hut allowed the parties to
apply 'to the full' cottit'. *
The young people's socreties of the
city churches held their regular
monthly session last night at St.
Paul's Presbyterian church, and tbe
session was easily the liveliest in the
history of the union. The interest
centered around a resolution touching
on the question of Sunday observance
In Nelson. A committee of three had
been drafted to prepare resolutions
on the subject and the result of their
efforts was read by F. M. Chadbourn,
as follows:
Whereas: There exists in the City
of Nelson a condition of affairs utterly at variance with Christian principles, good government and tbe laws
of our country; saloons are publicly
kept opep beyond ��� the hours allowed
by statuTevand ordy ostensibly closed
on tbe Sabbath :'and, whereas, gambling Is known to exist in saloons,
and in tbe rear of cigar stores and
newsstands; and, whereas, the Sa'-b-
hatb is flagrantly desecrated by the
playing-jof baseball and other games
upon the public- lecreation grounds,
disturbing .the peace of our citizens,
setting a bad example to the young
��� growing up in our midst, and disie-
,garding the Divine intent of the Sabbath as a day of rest and worship;
and turning it into one of hilarity,
and, in many instances, of debauchery.. - . * -
Therefore be it resolved: That we,
the UniteaV Young People's societies
of Christian Endeavor,- of the City of
Nelson,' desire to place ourselves on
.record as -imposed to the above recited
^violations of both the moral and civil
lavss and are determined that we will
.use every lawful and persuasive
means in our power to bring about a
better condition of affairs:
j That we are heartily in sympathy
with tbe movement just inaugurated
to form a local branch of the Lord's
Day Alliance of Canada in our city,
and will Hid it by every means in
our power:
i That a copy of these resolutions be
entered upon the minute book by the
Secretary.ot onr lojal union of Christian Enrjeavor, and tbat a copy of the
same be given to the press for publication.
The union was not at one on the
resolution, a strong opposition being
manifested to its passage at this time.
Rev. William Munroe and G. Luther
Lennox headed tbe opposition forces,
moving in' amendment that the reso
to the next meeting of tho union, a
month hence. Mr. Munroe drew attention to the fact that the resolution
eoritalried'certaln charges which the
union might he called upon to prove,
a task which might prove somewhat
HifrlQ-nli,-' and as the mutter was likely
jtweoma before the city council at an
learly "date It would be wise to defer
action for a time. A resolution passed now anil^ forwarded to the council
might meet with a reception similar
to that   accorded   a   like  matter last
(Speoial t-j'.*^e--Winfljp) '������-'*"������
',    .Vancouver,.FehMO.-ilfhe bye; I
'-���electltin -few the-vacancy".A the
i^aS^r.ese'ritaH'oii' b*f  this; nl-ty '55?
:^iT^ l^i^iipaM^oyitAcAiiBf^f,'
-ei^��yor'tta*f(J4*n'a. reslg^aOon j
y^'-ord^r; to I ��^n t es^'; the''Bu'rftM-���
?fl*Mm4iWuib$' Invtiif' poliafpiiti'
house   was    held   'todaf. \ !frl
Garden,  offered   himself .for re-
1 election, and   succeeded in beat-
|  Ing Mr. MacPherson.bis Martin-
i  labor opponent,' by 1U0R to   lfi-M.
year.:,-/.., -*i ' ������
F Mr; Lennox agreed with tbe pastor
of ��� Km ma n ue 1 church on the principle
that it was best to, "let sleeping dogs
lie." Tbe publication of the resolution at this time wis likely to arouse
(intajorU'sin. ' With Messrs. Mtiuroe
and Lennox as movers, an amendment
was offered deferring action. Others
followed pro and con the Interest fa
vflrlnj; the' passage of the resolution
being '.especially strong on tbe point
that no further time should be lost in
placing the union on record.
Finally the resolution came to a
vote and the amendment was lost, the
division resulting in a majority of
about ten for tbe negative. The
resolution wis then carried, a number of members not voting.
I Capefewii," Feb, 1*0.���Mr! Theron,'
president of the Afrikander Bund,
has decided thai it is impossible for
bim to co-operate With' Piet Dewet'p
iQuce committee, but he has offered
ie constituted authorities his services;
promote the restoration of peace
rj'n terms,honorable tb both sides.
New Location at One Mile
Point Is Now Being
Using the Balfour Extension.
Robson Bridge -Transportation Notes.
You shouldn't send out of town for
e-sYa-i for-^yowrself or yOnr husband
until you sec what The Miner can do
for yon.
Among the most interesting features
of the C. P. R. programme as announced by the management is that in
connection with moving tbe shipyards. Action has already been taken
in the shape of instructions to the
foreman of the shipyards to prepare
the new ground for occupation. Tbe
new|yards will be located at One Mile
point where the C. P. K. has five acres
of excellent land. The reason for the
change will be obvious to anyone who
goes into the matter. When the old
yards were located west of the city,
the amount of ship building and repairing to be handled was comparatively trifling and. tbe site selected
was the only one available on the
railroad. Now the shipyard crew is a
permanent institution and has propositions of more or. less magnitude on
its bands continually. Having acquired the Nelson tit Fort Sheppard road
to Five Mile point, the C. P. R. is enabled to deliver supplies at any point
on tbe section, while spotting cars on
tbe mainline at the old yards Is frequently impossible without seriously
interfering with traffic. To meet the
changed conditions the yaida
and Foreman Bulger is now hiring
men to clear np_ttie ground for the
new yard. Th-J first step taken will
be the erection of ways at the new
yards, and the beavy timbers for tbe
work will bo delivered here-' shortly.
The ways must be constructed while
low water remains.heuce the necessity
for haste. In addition, a spar will
be built into the yards and,permanent
blacksmith, carpentei and paint shops
are to be erected at once. Tbe expenditure already decided upon
amounts to 82,500 which will provide
for substantial and well arranged
buildings. ��� t"
Tho first Work to be undertaken at
tbe new jaids is the construction of a
15 car barge similar to Nob. 15, 16,
and is now iu use. This will be added to the towing fleet and will enable
the navigation department to handle
U0 cars dully from Kootenay Landing
to Nelson or 120 cars from the Landing to Procter Should an emergency
demand such expedition. The eight
car barge for Slocan lake will probably be built at Rosebery.
The Balfour extension will probably
be brought into permanent Service today. One set of points for tbe slip at
Procter arrived yesterday and the second set to complete tbe apparatus is
due this morning. They will be put
In place and tested today,all of which
will taliu but an hour or two. The
extra speed in handling cars via I'roc
ter will be of material service at Use
present time as weather conditions
have prevented the barges from ban
dling the usual number of otrijlot a
few davs, and the balance of traffic is
somewliut disturbed.
R. II. Porter, a well known railroad
contractor, is registered* ai the Hotel
I'liair today. He is n member of the
tlrm of Foley, Porter Bros. & Wlialen,
which has an extensive contract on
the Algoina Central road running
north from Sault Ste. Marie. Tbe
firm bus completed a ten mile section
and will undertake another section' in
the spring. John McMartin, formerly
of Nelson, had a contract on the
same road which
William Gunn of Robson Is in {he
city today. Ue Is a son of John Gunn,
who Is building the abutments for the
bridge'Barest the Columbia, and is
acting superintendent during the absence of his father in Winnipeg. Mr.
Gunn states that excellent progress Is
being made with the work and that
the contract will be completed before
���high water   sets in.    The   difficulties
wages to the masons and stonecutters.
The proposal of the C. P. R. to tuke
over the contract was not carried out.
It had been arranged hist week thai
the transfer should be made but the C.
P. R. bas since taken no uction. The
"brew on the work now numbers 11.1.
William Downie, the new superintendent of the Nelson division of the
C. P. R., is expected to reach Nelson
tonight. Mr. Downie is an old and
thoroughly experienced railroad man
whose knowledge of modern railroad
methods have won him promotion
from time to time until he has now
reached the superintendency of the
Roofcenay-Boundary roads, very properly regarded as one of the most important bill Sts on the system. He is
a prominent Mason, being past grand
master of the British Columbia jurisdiction.
Vancouver, Feb. 18.���The C. P. R.
haB decided to expend five hundred
thousand dollars in enlarging. Hotel
Vancouver and making it one of the
finest hotels on tbe coast. Architect
Rattenbury has returned from Montreal with complete plans for the enlargement.
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.
Practically   No   Opposition
Manifested���Deal With
the C.P.R.     .
All the by-laws submitted to the
ratepayers yesterday were carried.
The vote polled was, as predicted in
TB'e Miner, extremely 'small, but the
fact that the electors were practically
a unit ou tbe question and that no opposition -was raised doubtless nceounts
for the lack of interest taken in
the voting. The returning and deputy
returning officers had a decidedly
light day's work. The ordinances
Were three' in number, No. 87, to
raise 8+9,000 for the purpose of paying
tiff an advance made by the Bank of
Montreal on debentures hypothecated ;
No. 88, .a by-law to-.raise 821.000 to
pay off an overdraft due the Bank of
Montreal and accumulated interest;
and No. 89, for closing certain streets
and alleys and empowering the council
to convey these to the C. P. R. The
vote polled was as follows:
"���     ' Yea Nav
By-law No. 87 31        o
Bjlaw   No.  88... gl        o
By-law No.  81) 30       1
Yea Nay
By-laW No.   87.... 27        1
By-law No.   88 27        1
By-law.No.  8�� 27        1
One lady, Mrs. Alice Kempling.
was the only representative of the fair
sex to cast a ballot.
The money by-laws required for
their adoption that three-fifths of the
vote polled be affirmative so that their
passage ts now assured. At the next
regular session of the council the ordinances will be finally reconsidered
and passed.
The C. P. R. by-law will enable
the council to close up a couple of
streets along the water front and convey the ground to the C, P. It. The
proposition is to secure the lots ut the
rear ot the city hall and other two
lots at the corner of Stanley und Vnr-
lion streets across from the registry
office. The project of enlarging tlie
eity hell can then be oarrild out. Hy
the exchange the railroad company
���eeurea ground said tu lie of value for
Warehouse purposes while the city
parts with ground valueless to the corporation and secures useful real estate in exchange.
Henry Asqulth Handles Joe
Chamberlain Without
Irish Members Would Speak
Erse but are Duly Sat
Fear of   Military ' Operations   Brings
the Chinese to Tbeir Senses.
,, London, B'eb.  10.���The Reuter Telegraph Company   has   received the following-from Pekin, dated Feb. 10:
"Tbe German, British and Japanese
legations   have   notified   the  Chinese
that tha allies were   preparing an ex-
he   bas   just Com-   Pedltion toward Siun l"n   in the event
.   of the oourt persisting   in its unsatis-
; factory   attitude   regarding the   punishment*.      Thereupon   the    Chinese
plenipotentiaries   wired   urgently   to
Mian Fu   counselling   immediate compliance   and   pointing   out   that now
there, .was  only   tbe- question of the
death of.a-frw persons really   deserving such a  fate, whereas   nn advance
of the aHieB would mean tbe death and
diWreSlrof^hclnsaTrda. besides causing
the p'owers'to treat China with greater   harshness  than   If    a' settlement
were arrived at without further military opeiatlous.    Five thousand Brlt-
. ,  ,, , ,       . v a  iiahtioops  h*��e  been- -warned to pre-
wltbthe��employ��MMibata-hj��in.-��iootB-'p(lr<l  <0*J  {be  twmr>Uor,  of  opera���
ed  over ,by the  payment .'of oiiRni^tlopf,"
London, Feb. 19.���In; the house of
commons, Secretary Broderick gave
an official denial to the story that orders had been issued tbat all Boers
captnred in kharkl uniforms Were to
be shot.
Coloneial Secretary Chamberlain
ioformed the house that a proclamation setting forth the intentions of the
government in the administration of
the South African colonies had already been drafted but had not Been
issued, in deference to the opinion ot
General Kitchener and Sir Alfred
Milner, that the time wbb not yet
When the debate on the address in
reply to the King's speeeh at the opening of parliament was resumed, Mr.
Herbert Henry Asqulth, liberal, the
former home secretary, characterised
tbe speeeh of Mr, Chamberlain yesterday afternoon as a revival of the
"BiPingsgate of the general election." He repudiated tbe suggestion
that the opposition favored
ot the two republics, but he said a
settlement would not be accelerated
by tiuculent language, but by the
combination of a strong army capable
of commanding respect and terms not
derogatory to either the victors or the
War Secretary Broderick who followed, declared that tbe termi offered
the Boers were better than any ever
before tendered to a vanquished enemy. Leniency to men on parole bad
been a disastrous failure. He appealed to the opposition to stop the delivering of mischievous speeches and tbe
circulation of pamphlets which did
un lmmouse amount of harm in South
Africa. In defending tbe government
against tbe charge of failing to reinforce General Kitchener,Mr. ilroderick
said 30,000 horses had been sent ont
within three months and they hoped
by the end of March to have increased
General Kitchener's mounted forces
by 20,000 men.
During the debate Mr. Thos. O'Don-
nell, nationalist, began to addiess tbe
The speaker called bim to order after
| he had spoken three or four sentences,
reminding him tbat to speak Irish was
an unknown practice in tbe house of
commons. Mr. O'Donnell continued to
speak in the Erse tongue( greatly to
the delight of the nationalists around
him. Tbe speaker severely requested
him to desist. Mr. John Redmond,
the nationalist leader said :
"There is no written or unwritten
rule against a member using the language which Is mo��� t famillar^to him.
I once heard a member of the New
Zealand bouse of representatives speak
In the Maori language."
The speaker: "Tnern is no role on
the subject, but there Is no precedent during the existence of tbe house
of commons for speaking anything
but the English."
Mr. Edmund l.earay, nationalist
member for North Klldare, pointed
out that the Irish chieftains before the
act of union were
by the house of commons.
The speaker: "Not in tha 100
years of union has an Irishman tried
to speak Irish in this honse nnttl
now." ,
Mr. John Redmond Inquired whether   Wm. Abraham,   one of  tbe Welsh
members, had not addressed tbe bouse
in 188u In Welsh.   To tbis, the speaker   replied   that   Mr.    Abraham   had
merely intioduced   a  quotation   from
the Welsh language  and   he  Insisted
that Mr. O'Donnell eould not be allowed to proceed.    Mr.   (/Donnell  began
to   speak   In   English   and reasserted
Iris right as tbe representative  of  an
Irish constituency,and as a member of
,u   nation   still   possessing a language
of Its own, to address the honse in his
! native    ton-rue.    At    this   point  the
'speaker   stopped    him   peremptorily,
' Several otber Irish members denounced tbe limitation to English  Imposed,
I by the speaker, Niuon Daily Min*h, Wbbkwpay, Pimvray io, 1900
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order of Nelson Publishing Company,
It has been decided to call a special
meeting of the board of trade at an
early date for the purpose of giving
consideration to the smelter industry
and the coal supply. This is a move
in the right direction and it ought
to be followed by similar meetings in
other portions of the district affected.
No time should be lost in Kootenay
placing itself on record as opposed to
the scheme of Mr. J. J. Hill and his
associates, whereby it is intended
that the coke supply of the British
Columbia smelters shall be cut off and
diverted to the other side of the line.
Preparations should be made to put
up a strong fight both at Ottawa and
Victoria against the application for a
charter for a railway south from the
Crow's Nest coal fields to the boundary. The meeting should go further
than the mere passing of resolutions
condemning the application on the
grounds we have mentioned. Otber
boards of trade throughout tbe province sbould be asked to take the matter up, and, if necessary, public meetings sbould be arranged for, so that
there may be no doubt whatever as to
tbe feeling of the people on a question so vitally affecting their interests.
Oscar C. Bass, chief clerk of the attorney-general's department in the
provincial government, has been telling the people of the effete east some
eye-opening truths about British Columbia, through the medium of an
interview in a Montreal newspaper.
Mr. Bass accompanied Premier Dunsmuir and Attorney-General Eberts to
Ottawa when the wants of the province were made known. He says, very
truly, that all that is wanted is fair
play, with the same amount of attention as has been paid to the other
provinces. He then quotes statistics
showing what a good milch cow Brit
ish Columbia has been to the Domin
ion, and sums up by saying that If
tbe other provinces had contributed in
the same ratio us British Columbia,
the inland revenue and customs receipts would bave amounted to 9110,-
350,000; while on the other hand if
British Columbia had paid in at the
same proportion as the other provinces
tbe revenue from the sources named
would bave beer only 1(831,350. In
1809 British Columbia paid into the
Dominion treasury from all sourceB
the sum of ft),308,788, while the
amount expended by the Dominion in
return was 81,'134,(118, and among this
are charged items that really should
not be credited. In fact, to put it
shortly, British Columbia has, since
1872, paid Into the federal exchequer
some ��l-1,(1(111.Him In round figures,
more than she has received. This is
iilltitving far various subsidies and
everything connected directly oi Indirectly with the province since Confederation. Mr. Buss then asserts that
all that th.- province needs In order
to prosper is not to be incddled.wlth
unnecessarily by the politicians. He
The only thing that will retard
British Columbia's progress now is
political jugglery. Let tho province
be administered on a basis of business common sense,and let the Dominion government co-operate on the same
lines, and British Columbia, with
the Yukon, will In a few years, be
able to honor every bill drawn on the
Dominion treasury. That is a large
prophecy to make, but let us see how
near It will come true in to years if
no mistakes are made In the shape o*
blighting legislation and bad executive arrangements.
Mr. Bass has done a very praiseworthy thing In thus setting out before the people of the cast in a very
clear manner tbe true situation as regards British Columbia in Its relation to the Dominion. The warning
he utters against the dangers of political juggh-ry Is timely, and we hope
what he has had to say on the matter
will be prodnctive of good.
tion of the arguments advanced by
pleaders in the Hill interests and
brings them tottering to the   ground.
The council did a wise thing in
sidetracking for the present the suggestion to increase the amount of
the mayor's salary. So important a
step may very properly receive fuller
Victoria baa a new weekly paper
called the Saturday' Post, the first
number of which has just reached us.
The leasons for its birth are not very
clearly stated, but we hope It may
meet with success.
The C. P. R. never does anything
by halves. Now it is announced that-
half a million dollars is to be spent in
improving the Vancouver hotel, making it one of the finest on the continent. Even at present it is, perhaps,
as finely conducted a hostelry as any
in the Dominion.
The medical health officer has asked
that the large number of buildings
in the city which at present have no
sewer connections should be attended
to in the direction indicated at an
early date. ThiB is a most Important
matter and one which vitally affects
the health of the city.
The electors of Vancouver are to be
congratulated on tbe good sense they
displayed in electing James F. Garden
to the legislature yesterday. Compared with his opponent���MacPherson���Garden is as a gold dollar to a
nickel���one is a bright man of broad
ideas; the other a  whining pessimist.
The Greenwood Board of   Trade  is
sending out invitations for a jollification and general   good   time  in   that
city on the evening of   March 1st, the
event being a celebration of the blow
ing-m of the  smelters there.    Every
one will admit  that  Greenwood   has
just cause for feeling elated. The blow
Ing-in of the   smelters   is an event of
much   importance   to tbe   entire district.
At the council meeting on Monday
evening Alderman Hamilton very
properly alluded In terms of praise to
the very excellent work being done
by the United Charities organization.
The Miner desires to add Its word of
approval to that of Aid. Hamilton, and
to express the hope that' the society
will receive all necessary support in
its noble aid self-sacrificing undertaking.     ^__^^____
We think all will agree that Mayor
Fletcher properly estimated tbe au
tbority of the chief of police when he
said that there were occasions when
it was necessary that that official
should act independently of the board
of police commissioners in matters re
lating to routine details of the depart
ment; also that when the chief found
a man Incompetent, cognizance sbould
be taken of that fact.
Chief Deasy of the Victoria fire de
partment has resigned owing to a difference of opinion with the fire wardens in the matter of an appointment.
Chief Deasy has been a member of the
department for 30 years and is considered a most capable official; but there
are those tn Victoria who have
thought they notioed a growing Inclination on the chief's part to hog matters���hence the trouble.
Just to remind you
that we still
We publish a very interesting communication on the Crow's Nest coal
question from a Fernle correspondent.
'The writer strikes at tne very found**,-
The Miner notes with approval that
the council has favorably considered
the suggestion to place the members
of the eity police in uniform and issued Instructions for inquiries to be
made as to the Cost of uniforms. The
fact that It is altogether probable that
His Royal Highness the Duke of
York will visit Nelson during the
summer makes it Imperative tbat as
g'jod a showing as possible be made
on that occasion tn our municipal
equipment; and a uniformed police
force is one of the necessary adjuncts
to up-to-dateness.
All who read the manly and spirited defence made by Mr. Chamberlain
in tbe Imperial House of Commons yesterday against the attacks on the government by the pro-Boer members will
feeling like shouting "Bravo I Chamberlain." But it must be confessed
that the cutting down to 46 of the government's normal majority of 130 was
a most astonishing and nnlooked for
coup. The serious loss in prestige
which the government has thus Buffered must be due to a growing dissatisfaction at the prolongation of tbe
war in South Africa and tbe enormous
burden entailed upon the British taxpayer.
TO ��liar. A twit) M MB UI
Take Laxative Hroino Qulnlno Tablet*. All
'Inundate refund the monoy If tt falls to ear*.
Mn.   10. W. (Tfr��Te-> aluiia'nre l�� nn NWih ho��.
DR. MORRISON, Dentist, bta removed to his new offices in the
K.-W.-C. Blorta.
and are now opening up our
New   Stock   of    the    latest
designs and colorings
that   our   New   Stock   of
will be opened up. this week
at Eastern Prices
that we are agents for
��� MftMaataaaaaaaaao...       '
FOR ���
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machines
and if you are interested we
will be pleased to hear from
& Book
The . .
Is   as   much  interested
as the bread-winner.    There is sat-
sfaction and economy in using it.
���.,     i ��� a n-Miaa.
Made of the best Manitoba wheat
and by the best workmen, insure
its quality and by the latest improved  methods which insures its
cheapness. ,
Kirkpatrlck 6 Wilson
1   ���'   ��� ��� ��""
Established 1895.   Hera to Stoy-
Our Celebrated Bread
delivered dally to any
part of the town. , . .
Try Our Scotch Short Bread,
Scones ana Oat Cakes*
Telephone ��10.
P. Q. Box 90.
Some Borne Made Bread
Is as heavy as lead,
Dot mine Is as light as a feather*,
If you buy lt and eat It,
You will always greet lt,
For yon can stand all Kinds of Weather 1
atom m, I'm
K.-W.-0. BLOCK.
i Ooffee Beet of
aa follows t
J��v�� snd Aral'
*ava and Matins B-uitoi-, ���}��!
Our Rio Haaaal, 8 pounds....
a nu{.
���look, w. MKaUi err.
f*��L��-0*i       -       *- C
A Snap! Por Sale, $2000 Cash
9j4 miles from Nelson, on Kootenay River; 77^
acres; % mile river frontage; �� acres cleared; good
garden; apple trees bearing (10); strawberries and
other small fruit; 6 buildings; good house, stable,
bam, root house; large hennery and runway; line
fenced; plenty of timber; creek; light wagon, and
rough timber. Also household effects���cook stove,
bedding, carpets, etc., and a quantity of carpenter's
tools. Large float, and when in place steamers will
stop in front of house.    Clear title.
Am.xm.AX A\ A. A Am. Am.       ' I
R. W. DAY, - - - Agent
1*4i*)Aw\mllAi**m1AxMAt4A^ ���
Gold, Silver-Lead and  Copper Mines wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLING GOLD properties wanted at once for Eastern
Parties, having mining property for sale are requested to send
samples of their ore to the EXCHANGE for exhibition.
We desire to hear from prospectors who have promising mineral
claims in British Columbia.  -
Prospectors and mining men are requested to make the EXCHANGE their headquarters when In Nelson.
All samples should be sent bv express, PREPAID.
Correspondence solicited.    Address all communications to
Telephone No. 104.   P. 0. Box 700. NELSON, B. C.
eft 4, <0t*iA>Etv A *&r m
ail*/ -&*tn/xMtxe,7li^^
Large number of Choice Building Lots' adjacent to the line of thei
Tramway, >||pr price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Company, Mactauald Block corner of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
'" A. V. MASON. Secretary.
the highest oasb price for ���,]
leoond Sana foods.   Will bat
anything from an anchor to a
qaantmea.     AM east  off  olotblng.
H- E. T- HAULTAIN, 0- E-
OFFICE: S, 9 awl io. K.-W.-C. Block.
Mesdames lambertfeCo.
French. Gorscts manufactured from
mea-nwemant, and upon latest Paris
mod-jlsi Import til French goods used.
West Blook, 287 Baker Street, near
Hall Btreet, ^^
laker Street,
NKLSON.   -   -   B.C.
;. ���
I"". ftjWKV.
IBssttKMMBBl *
I    *
tt Coal. I5nifll.li Society Mawr Mil.
llonia at Year.
People who want to keep up a big establishment, says the London Mall, have
to pay for permission to do so. The excise authorities see to tbat.
Last year society paid into the national
exchequer by way of taxation and as the
price of style or "establishment licenses"
no less than ��740,803.
Think, first of all, what it costs to keep
"James" in all his dignity. The exchequer values him at 15 shillings a year.
Two hundred and five thousand five hundred and thirty-six licenses for male
servants were issued last year and
brought in a revenue of ��150,999.
There are other ranks for carriages
than the cab rank. There is a 2 guinea
rank, a 1 guinea rank and the democratic
15 shilling rank. Between these three
ranks are the greatest conceivable differences. If your carriage has four or more
wheels and is fitted to be drawn by two
or more horses or even mules, then you
must pay ��2 2s. a year for it.
But if your carriage has four or more
wheels and is only drawn by one horse or
mule you can have the thing for 1 guinea
n year. And if perchance you cannot live
up to the four wheeled style, but are content witb a carriage or cart of less than
four wheels, then you can get off witb a
yearly payment of 15 ���hillings. This is
the cheapest style the government can
tolerate. Hackney carriages come under
this bead and pay 15 shillings.
Altogether those who ride in carriages
and carts pay ��510,890 a year for the
privilege of riding on wheels instead of
walking. But the hackney carriage and
the two wheeled cart pay three-fifths of
thnt amount.
What is a carriage without armorial
bearings? Absolutely styleless. But if
you wish armorial bearings painted on
your carriage you must pay ��2 2s. for the
permission, as well as something to the
painter for his skill.
If yon wish to use armorial bearings in
any other way���say on your note paper-
then a guinea a year will suffice. Mora
people use bearings In this way than on
carriages. Last year ��31,909 was received for permission to put armorial
bearings on carriages and ��48,438 to use
them In other ways.
In this way is made up the ��740,303
which is paid each year for permission
to live In style. But it is only when that
U paid tbat the real expense begins.
A Tlmelr Blow That Saved Him From
"I never saw a diver at work but once
In my life," said an experienced bridge
contractor who now resides in New Orleans, "but the occasion Is impressed on
my mind by reason of a highly dramatio
Incident. I had a contract for a bit of
trestlework at Port Tampa and hired a
well known diver named Tom Wallace to
locate some obstructions In about 30 feet
of water. He brought his own outfit and
helpers and worked from over the side of
a flatboat anchored above tbe right spot.
On the second or third day 1 went out
through mere curiosity to watch him.
The air pumps and pressure cylinders
were on the bottom of the boat, and attached to the side was a rope ladder on
which he descended. The signal cord and
the heavy rubber tube thirtrfiuppUed.bim
with air were looked after by a boy, and
a man attended to the pump. After Wallace had been down tor-a few moments
the pump man was called over to the
dock for something or other and left the
apparatus In charge of the boy.
"At that time everything was going all
right, but presently the signal cord gave
three or four tremendous jerks, and I
saw the end of the rope ladder suddenly
pull taut. The boy immediately loBt his
head. He jumped for the pump, tried to
open B valve and then began to bawl for
the other helper, while I stood there
speechless, not knowing what bad happened or what to do. The next thing I
knew Wallace rose tip out of the water,
looking like some horrible marine monster In bis clumsy diving armor, lifted
himself heavily over the side and fell
sprawling on the deck. The boy ran to
him and began to unscrew the nuts that
held on his helmet, but his hands were
trembling so violently that be made slow
progress, and, acting on a sort of Inspiration, I snatched up a hatchet and smashed the face glass. Tbe sharp splinters
cut Wallace severely about the cheeks
and nose, but the blow saved his life.
We found out afterward that the valve
Bt the lower end of the air tube had become clogged, and in ten seconds more be
would certainly have died of suffocation.
The first thing he did when he came to
was to lick the helper and discharge the
boy. Next day be was workiqg as If
nothing had happened."���New Orleans
AdveiiiHuinu.iLy inserted under mis bead at
the rate of ono oent a word per insertion. No
advertisement taken for less than 25 cents,
situation Wuniod advertlsem.nts inserted
three tinics free of obarice.
FOR    RENT.���Cellar.
Bank of Canada..
Apply     Eoyal
FOR SALE.���120 acres of first-class
agricultural and garden land, 12
miles from Nelson on Kootenay Luke.
Will sell in 10, 20 tn* 40 acre tracts.
Price and terms reasonable. Apply
or address, A. F. Rosenberger, Room
4, K.-W.-C. Block. Nleson.	
FOR SALE.���Second   hand   piano   in
good   order.    Will be   tuned   before
delivery.    Apply R. W.  Day,   Turner-
Hoeck block.
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. $1.50
each. R. W. -Day, Turner-BoeCk
TO   LET.���Clement-Hillyer
Apply   Tramway   company's
FOR   SALE.���Two     Smith-Premiers,
one Densmore, one Remington, good
condition.     Apply   W. L. T.,   C. r\R.
Telegraph office.
FOR SALE.���Any  amount of space in
this   colunin.    lt   always brings results. ..-.
FOR SALE���A new house, ten rooms,
very convenient, with all modern improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley and Carbonate   Street.
FOR SALE.���House arid lot on   Silica
street, 82,000,    All modern improvements.    Leased for two years   at  825
per month. Address A-l, Miner Office.
FOR SALE���Second hand safe. Cheap.
Apply J. J. Walkei, jeweler.
WANTEtaV^By man and wife, situation as porter and chambermaid.
Can furnish good references. Two
years experience. Can care for borseB;
also milk. No objection io leaving
city.    Address E, Miner office.
WANTED���A foreman for aerial tramway. Must be a good wire rope
splicer. Uood position for good man.
None need apply unless fully competent.    Apply M. B., Miner office.
or restaurant by   a
B.-1, Miner office.
aa cook in hotel
woman.   Apply
WANTED.���A stenographer of experience���Address K-2, Miner Office.
Are you in want? If you are, tell
tbe people, through The Miner want
column, what you are ia want of.
You'll get it.
the only place in British Columbia
where prospectors can exhibit samples
of their ore to the mining public. No
charges made for exhibiting your ore,
and listing vour >propeity. Room 4,
K.-W.-C. Block, Nelson, B. C. Phone
FIRST-CLASS   Room and   Board,   in
private   family,   reasonable   terms.
Apply on Silica street, two doois west
of Ward.
PRIVATE rooms and   board,
throughput."   Use   of   bath.
Mrs. Reiliy, One door above Postoffloe.
DRESSMAKING and plain sewing by
the day. - Address Miss Hanex, Box
567, Nelson.
TRAINED NURSE   open   to   engagements.   Mrs. Seton, Silica Street.
TO   RENT.���0-roomed    house,   bath,
etc., 816; modern cabin, 80; barn on
Silica    street,      81 o.    Apply   S.     M.
Brydges, K. W. -C. block, Baker street.
FOR SALE.���Lady wishes to dispose
of some good clothing. Good material. Apply Mrs. Howell, Victoria
street, second door west of Phair hotel, .     .' '.    "
FOR SAIaE.���A snap, 7-roomed Jiouse,
bath, pantry, at corner of Silica and
Cedar street,.81,785.   ,For full particulars apply at office.     "
FOB SALE.���Two lots .and rt-roomed
house, bathroom,, cellar, etc. Large
kitchen range in place, cost J3,500.
House piped for'gaa all sanitary Improvements. FolK partienl-arsj'upplv
office, R. W.;pa^.    ��gf)pnt,   -
FOR SALE.--Jjot::3, bi��rii,4,
182, 50x,l20, 8250.        ��� .
Office.���Male and female help of all
ulnds furnished free of charge. Specialty of hoti Is, restaurants and private families. Viotoria street, next
door to Public Library. 'Phone 270,
P. 0, Box 711.
Is there anything you want ?
If there is, make that want
known through The Miners
Want Page and you will get
it. A Miner want ad. always
brings results.
"���pilOKPE It CO. Limited���Corucr Vernon
X and Cedar dtreeln. Nelson���Manuluclur-
urs of and wholesale dealers iu uerutod wului-s
and fruit syrups, Sole agents for Halcyon ilut
Springs mineral water.   Telephone HO.
.131 N. M. Cummins, Lessee���Every known
variety of soft drinks. 1* O Box 88. Telephone
Mo. 31. Hoover Street, Nelson. iMittlun, uf the
famous bt. Leon Hot Springs Mineral Water,
C1ANK tt AlACIJONAl.il III. Oune, James
J A. Macdonald1���Architects und superintendents, lii-OKL-ii Hill illoek, corner llaker anu
Ward streets, i\elsuu.
Hi, KVANS St CO.-Baker Street, Nel-
a sou���Wholesale dealeis in liquors, 01-
Ktiio, cement, Ure brick and lire clay, water
pipe ana steel rails, and geuei-al commission
Wholesale aud retail dualers iu grain,
hay, flour, feed. Mills at Victoria, New Westminster; iCduiontun, Alta. lUevalors ou Calgary and Kldinonura Haiiway. Alauutocturur.
of the celebrated ii. 6t K. brand curcnls.
A    MACUONALU   lit
���   and Hall streets-
Co.���Corner  Fron
-Wholesale  grucer,
and jobbers iu blankets, gloves, inlttn, boots.
rubbers, maokinaws and miners' sundries.
HELP WANTED.- We must have at
once a number of reliable persons
and families in this locality to work
for ns whole or spare time, good
wages paid. No canvassing. Write
for position today. People'ii Syndicate, "D��pt. A., 130 Yonge St., Toronto, Ont.
and masquerade eostumes made and
rented.   .Green's    tenement   in  alley
betweejp. Josephine and Hall
THE.iNGLE LAMP���No  smoke,   no
smell, no trouble, light   that   never
tails.    Address   Charles  Burt,   agent,
have, -authentic     edition.   Buy   of
home house.    Outfit free.    S. C.    Miller tit Co., Portland, Oregon.
WANTED.���Situation - by ' man   and
wile,- to   cook for a camp., (experienced) apply. F. W., Miner office
WANTED.���By young man   21   years
of   age   position   of any kind.    Address, B. -2, Miner office. ������
8100,000.00.-1 want a GOLD mine
netting (1100,000.00 annually. Free
milling gold properties wanted. Send
price, terms, full report, etc., to Andrew F. Rosenberger. Nelson, B.
C, Room 4, K.-W.-C. Block. Pbone
olAiNUuLlN,���VIOLIN.��� French Lan-
guage.    Lessons by 0. Leblanc.   Silica .street,     opposite    St.-   Saviour's
HI i .^__���^.
" Soo Line
Also TOURIST CARS passin-   ^on-
more JtiLCtion  Tuesdays,   lhursdays,
Fridays and Sundays for St. Paul, Saturdays for Montreal and Boston, Mondays and  Wednesdays    for   Toronto.
Seme curs  pasB   Revelstoke  one  day
for   your   eastern   trip Is to  see
your ticket reads via Canadian Pacific.
Trams and Steamers Depart.
qq    ) Steamer for Kootenay Lard-
) Steam
[ing ai
) Crow's
and eastern points via
s Nest Route.
8:00 I Train for Rossland, Grand
Ex Sun | Forks, Green wood,Midway ,eto
0:(K) ) Train for Slocan City, Slooan
Ex Sun ) points, and Sandon.
10 .IX) I Steamer for Kaslo and inter-
Ex Sun i mediate points.
18-40 ) Train for Rossland, Naknsp,
nniiV ^Revelstoke, main line and
ually    ) Pacifiic Coast Points.
For Time Tables, Rates and full information call on or address nearest Local Agent, or,
R. W. Drew, Depot Agent, \Nelson, B.
H. L. Brown, City Agent. /
A a. P. Agent,
A^l UiUoe oorner Hull and broni bu-eeus,
MOUrOQ���Lumber, ceiling;, llo-uriug, und ovury
lIuiik in wood for building purpura. -Hut our
priced.   Correspondence solicited.
PIJUKN6 & Co.���Bakor (Street,  Nulwu-
���   Wholesale dealers iu fresh and cureo
mouth.   Cold Storage.
fialrer Street, Nelson���Wholesale deal-
era In fresh and oured meats.
btroet, Nelson ��� Wholesale djultus in
hardware, miners' supplies, sporting goods.
otc, ___^^_
M'LACHLAN BROS. (Successors to Van-
oouver Hardware Co, Ltd.; Baker Street,
Nelson���Wholesale dealers in hurdwure and
mining supplies, plumbers' uud tinsmiths' supplies*  r   *���
\T ELSON UALlin.AKW ( u.-- WIiuUmhu
J^i paints, oils and ghtss; mechanics' tooln.
Agents foi OuLario Powder Works; Jyn uiuu>
X    and Josephine  Streets,
-Corner Vornon
, Nelmjii���Wholesale dealers In liquors, olgars, und dry goods.
Agents for Pabst Browing Co. of MHvvuuket
and Calgary Brewing Co of Culgary.
Spokane Falls dt
Northern R'v.
Nelson  & Fort
Sheppard R'v.
Red Mountain R'v.
WANTED.���Employment by  business
man with 20 years' experience.   Address Joseph Jones, Miner Office.
WANTED.���Boys to fold   papers  and
sell Miners in the   morning.    Apply
Miner oflice.
A Bard Bet to Win.
In 1805 three Irishmen agreed to undertake a journey around the earth on foot
for a Jackpot of $150,000. Each one of
the party deposited one-third of this sum
In the Bank ot Dublin, and it was agreed
that whoevcr-survlved the trip and returned shoul'receive the whole amount.
In ease all died a Dublin hospital was to
become the beneficiary. On Dec. 24,
1805, they started east across Europe and
Asia Minor to Egypt, where they took
passage for Australia. Their wanderings through the Inner wastes of Australia proved the hardest trials of the journey, snd the severity of this trip resulted
In tbe death of two of the travelers. The
third, Captain Trevelyan, completed the
voyage and won the money.���New York
Orlarln st ths Postal Card.
In 1800, while Professor Emanuel
Hcrrmnn of Vienna was seeking a vast
���mount of information by correspondence
('or bis notable book, "The Ouldc to the
Btmly of National Economy," the thought
occurred to him that many advantages
would result from the adoption of a
means of correspondence cheaper than
the sealed letter.
On Jan. 26 he went before the Austrian
post director with''his Ides, an open,
stamped card, and his suggestion was almost Immediately adopted. Within a
month the Austrian postal authorities
printed and sold 1,000,000 postal cards
���nd thus established this Indispensable
means of communication. ��� Saturday
Evening Post
The wisest words that were ever uttered are not In print owing to the fact that
the people who said them neglected to
first become prominent.���Chicago Record.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
With Which Is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid-up  Capital,   88,000,000;   Reserve   Fund,   82,000,000;
Aggregate liesonrces Over 8H5,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. OOX, President.      B. S. WALKER, General Manager.
London Olllce: 8o Lombard Street, B. C.
New York Office; 16 Exchange Place.
And 68 branohos in Canada and the United Btalca, Including:
Ati.in Orkenwoiid NK1.HI1N Hanixih
Fbrnir Nanaimo Hohhi.anh Viutohia
YUKON DISTRIOT-Dawbon ano WhiTK Huubi;.
UNIT nil STATKS-Nkw Yokk, Han FhanoisOo, hkatti.h, Portland, Skaowat,
Savings Bank Department.
Uepoills Received and Interest Allowed.   Present Hate 9 Psr Cast
Nelson Branch. GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
III lack Is In nine cases out of ten the
result of saying pleasure first and duty
second, Instead of duty first and pleasure
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Markets in Rossland, frail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks. New Denver and Slooan City.
Orders by mall to ut fcrnnch will have careful am* nrompt attention.
Stock  of
We must have room  for our
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
Sinn Painting and Interior Decorating a Specialty
Josephine   Street,       -      ���       Opposite   Clarke
JljNotiee Is Hereby given that James
Gill of the Oity of Nelson, lumber
merchant, did oo the 31st day of December, 1000, retire from the "Fair-
view Lumber Company" (carrying on
business at Nelson), as a partner
therein, and that he will not be responsible for any debts incurred by
said company since said dissolution.
Dated at Nelson,   11.   C,   this   18th
day of February, A. D., 1001.
Per Elliot St. Lennie his solicitors.
HUDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholosalo grodHrlo-
' and Mquora etc., Bakor Strooi,, Nulaon.
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 v ith steamer
for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
Connects at  Meyer's  Falls  with
stage daily for Republic,   and  connect-) at Bossburg with stage  daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
Leave DAY TRAIN Arrive
S :IH) ii.m Spokane 6:40 p.ra.
11:50 11.111 Rosslnnd 3:1,0 p.m.
7 -on a. iu Nelson 7:16 p.m.
0:45 p.m Spokane 7:00 n.m.
11.00 p. m Rosslaed 7 :00 r.hi.
U. A. JACKSON, G. P. tt T.A.
Spokane  Waan
Aeent.. Nolson, B.O
C-l AL1HMNIA WIN li 110., JMmltud-Uoniui
J Front and Hall StroeU, Nelnoii���Wholesale dealers n wines (case and bulk), and
domestla and imported cigars.
T Y. GRIFFIN it CO.-Corner Vornon and
fj ��� Josephine Streets, Nelson ��� Wlioln.-ali
dealers In provMo-*<*   nren* m ts, butter and
Do you want some Qne stationery���
letter paper and envelopes���with the
name of your home ur "Nelson, II.
C," printed thereon? The Miner can
supply you.
The Royal Bank of Canada.
Incorporated 1869.
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Board of Directors     Thomas K. Kenny,  President;   Thomas Ritchie, Vice-President.
WII07 Smith, H.G. Bauld, Hon. David Maofcoen.
Head OAlee. Halifax i
Goneral Manager, Edhon L. Pease, Montreal.
Superintendent of Branches, and Secretary, W. B. Torranoo, Halifax.
Branches t
OBCbec���Montreal.   (Oity    OfHoo),   Montreal
West End (Cor. Notro   IJiimii and HelK-
11011��� Streets); WoHtinount (Cor. Greunu
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Grand   Forks, Nanaimo,   Nelson,   Rossland,   Vancouver,
Vancouver East End, Victoria.
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pan-Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.   Spokane-Old National Rank.
(leneral Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of the
Dominion Parliament, 65 and 64 Victoria, Chapter 103
and Chapter 104, the name of
will  be changed to
"flbe TRoEal Bank of Canafra"
from and after
the  Second  day  of January,   1901.
General Manager.
Halifax. 1st November, 1900.
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company, Ltd.
Operating        *
horteHt and qufckcHt route to tho Kent and all
poll.Ih on the O. It. and N. and Northern
l'lic.illc RaUwavH In WashinKtoii,
Oregon, ana tho Southern
Passenger train for Sandon and way stations
leaves  Kaslo at 8 a. in., dully.    Returning,
leaves Sandon at 1.15 p.��i��� arriving at Kaslo
a4 8.65 p.in.
Operating on Kootenay Lake and River.
S S. Kaslo leaves Knslo daily at 8 a ni; lcuvcs
"Hot, Duy dally at 0:1ft a 111: arrivos Kuskonook
dully at 11:15a in. Returning, leaves Kunkonook dally at 12:40 p in; leaves Pilot Bay dally
at 2:30p in; arrives Knslo dally at * p m.
S.S. International leaves Nelson dally at 7
am; leaves Pilot Bay dally at 0:15 am; arrives
Knslo daily at 10:46 a in. Returning, leaves
Kaslo daily at 1 p m; loavfs Pilot Bay dally at
'l:'M) p in; arrives Neison dally at 4::m p in.
B. -1 N. and K. V. Rys.
I'asHonger train leaves Kuskonook for Spokane dally 011 arrival of steanior Kaslo, connecting at Bonner's Furry with Uroat Northern
flyer, east Iraund.
J.oavcs Hpokanofor Kuskonook dally at 6:25
a 111, making direct connection at Kuskonook
with steamer KbAlo for Nelson and Kaslo.
Stenmerri call at principal landings tn both
directions, and at other points when signalled.
Ttokol-Hsold 10 all points In Canada and tho
United Status.
To ascertain rates and full Information address 1
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Q. K Tai'kaiii'uv Local Agent.
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Pursuant   to   the    "Creditors'j Trust.
Deeds Act" aud   Amending Aett.
Notice 19 hereby given that John
Leask and Francis C. Bankin, carrying on business in the town of Cran.
brook in tlie Province\pt Uritish Columbia, as tailors aqd men's outfitters
under the firm and style of Leask tit
Bankin, by deed of assignment for the
benefit of creditors, bearing date the
7th day of January, 1901, made In
pmsuancB of the ���'���Creditors' Trust
.Deeds Act" and amending acts, have
granted and assigned unto Creighton
llpss Palmer, of Cianbruok, llritisli
Columbia,t.clerk, all the personal estate, credits and effects of the said
John Leask nnd Francis G. Rankin,
ana officii of them (both partnership
and private) which may be seized
and sold under execution and all their
real estate and of eueh 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
The said deed of assignment was executed by tne said John Leask ana
Francis C. Rankin, on the 7tli day of
January, 11(01, and by the said Creighton Ross Palmer on the 9th day of
January, 1901.
All persons having claims against
the said Leask tit Rankin are required
to file with the trustee on or before
the 20th day of January, 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 ISMi
the trustee will proceed to distribute the assets of the estate among
the parties entitled thereto, having
regard to the claims only of which he
then shall have had notice and that
he. will not be responsible for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to 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, llaker street, Cranbrook,
B.   C.
Dated at Cranbrook, this 11th day
of January, 1901.
Solicitor for the Trustee.
Pursuant to the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and Amending Acts,
Notice is hereby given that George
Bremner, carrying on business ou
Baker street in the town of Cranbrook
in the Province of British Columbia, under the firm and style of
Ueorge liremner tit Son, as general
merchants, hy deed of assignment for
the benefit of creditors, bearing date
of the JOth day of January, 1U01, made
iu pursuance of the "Creditors' Trust
Deeds Act" and amending acts has
granted and assigned unto Robert Edward Sherlock, of Lethbridge, Alberta.
North West Teiritories, merchant, all
his personal estate,credits and etteots.
which may be seized and sold undei
execution and all his real estate, in
trust to pay the creditors of the said
George Bremner tit Son, ratably and
proportionately their just claims without preference or priority according to
The"8ald���' deed of assignment was
executed by thclsuid George Bremner
and the said Robert Edward Sherlock on the 10 'ay of January, 1901.
All persons h.ving claims against
the said George liremner tit Son are
required to file wi'h the aesignee full
particulars of their claims duly verified, and the nature of the securities If
any held by them, on or before the
2*-th day of January.   A. D. 1901.
And notice is hereby given that after the said 28th day of Januiry, 1901,
the assignee wijl proceed to distribute
the assets of the estate among the
parties entitled thereto, having regard
to the claims only of which the assignee shall then have had notice, aim
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-
uay, A. D. 1901, in the premises of
the said debtor, Baker street, Cran��
brook, B. C , at the hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated at Cranbrook this 14th day
of January, A. D. 1901.
Solie'inr for the Assigne,
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INfeW Goods
We are showing
in SERQES Black and Colored.
TWEEDS Plain and Fancy,
LADIES'   Cloth,   different shades.
For Samples See Our Wiwl-ra
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Bakhr Stkbet.
h ���I Estate and insurance Agents.
Three lots and bungalow, 5 rooms
and bathroom, with all modern improvements, electiio light fixtures
complete, good locality, good view.
Situation, Hoover Street, near Josephine.    Easy terms.
Lot (I, Hlock 5, BogURtown, with 5-
roomed house, now, S'.i:>o.
Mill Street���Lot and (1-roomed house
with bathroom, modern conveniences,
plumbing complete, 81900: n rent for
8-Ti per month.
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.
By the week from $5 to 96.
By the day #1.00.
. J, V, Q'LAUGHUN, Prop.
Owners   haying   claims  for
sale containing say
Less than 10 per cent Lead awl
small Values fiord or silver
are requested to forward particulars as to approximate
quantities of ore in sight, assay values, amount of development work done, transportation facilities, names of locations, etc., to
P.O. BOX, 505, TOON.
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Delivered toany poHi,t
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand <4
Rough and Dreseted
Mouldings, Sash Door?.,
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber���
Mill at PILOT BAY. Yards, NiOHOJS
and LABI O.
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P.O. Box 626.   Cable Addresa: "Oroasaalto."
Nelson.  Codo-MoroGIfl 4 Neil.
Ib prepared to negotiate the sale of
developed mines. Has arranged fur
dealing in shares nn the Ixindon and
Montreal Stock Exchanges. Share*
bought and sold in London on margin.
Will take charge of the interests of
absentee investors.
Office: Selous Block, Nelson, II. O
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Tne air was dense with the scent of
orange blossoms, violets and roses; mu*
sic, languorous Mexican music, drifted
through the vines and trees; over all was
the blue black starry sky of the southern
land, and in the heart of Lolita, as her
great, pathetic eyes met the eyes of Manuel, awoke love and the short romance of
her life.
Manuel was a great and rich caballero.
He wsb privileged to walk upon the wide
inner pavements of the plaza, where tbe
senoritas, who wore beautiful gowus und
hats, tiled round and round in an unbroken stream and where a peon dared not
so much as set his miudaled foot. But
Lolita w��s only a innza. In ber veins
there was Indian klood, enough to tinge
her skin to a pale bronze, to put the history of a mysterious am] conquered people in her eyes, to give to her face a classic mold and to ber step the dignity of a
queen led into captivity. The senoritas
shuffling by lacked Lolitu's grace, for it
came of carrying jars of water upon her
head and from being unfettered in every
lithe Indian muscle through 15 toiling
Manuel observed it as be loitered upon
a bench aud watched the crowding toilers and their women moving by in the
outer narrow walk allotted to tbem, an
unending line of color under tbe shadows
of the orange trees. And. waiting until
the current brought her by him again, lie
fastened his eyes unwaveringly upon
hers. Lolita returned the steady stare���
for so begins the love-making of tbesc
people���each time that she posseil the
bench where he sat, a tall, fine figure of
a man of indolence and plenty, so near
that she could hare put out her hand and
touched bim, so near that she could hear
bim whisper the words of tbe song that
came from the band hidden among the
trees: "Dulce cs la caua, pci-o mas. lo es
sn voz. La amargura quitas del corn-
zon." How tbe soft voice dwelt on that
last word, as though his own heart were
breathed out to her in it. Her glance lingered upon him as slic went by. Then
she looked up to the white towers of the
cathedral, gleaming against the night.
and made a prayer to ber aame saint,
Nuestra Senora de Dolores.
And when the music hud stopped and
the plaza began to be deserted, she glided
off down tbe narrow street, keeping in
the light of the electric lump. Unit she
might not be lost to tbe sight of Manuel,
who was following her, across on the opposite sidewalk, swinging along with the
careless, leisurely grace of the men of bis
race, confident of his conquest when he
should speak to her at tbe door of ber
house. And it was an easy conquest.
How should it have been other with ibis
child of servitude and poverty and instinct? He bud but to uinke the sigu, bad
but to murmur "I love thee," ami she
was his, forgetting earth and heaven.
He had loved before, had Manuel. The
spice of novelty lacked for bim in the
desperate devotion of Lolita. Vet it was
sweet at first, when they wandered at
night through the wide, tree arched paths
of the dark alameda or sat upon the
quaint stone benches, her bead upon his
breast aud her firn little'hand in his.
Yfheu. tbey met by day in the fields, be
having ridden on his silver trapped Kentucky horse to the ti-ysting place, and she
having come by the mule cars and afterward afoot, pushing her way through tbe
growth of flowers tbat met, a waving glory of color, over hei-'head, until she saw
him leaning against the trunk of some
great oak or agt'nst some vibe grown-
fence of stones.
Tbe world was paradise then���the short
lived paradise between the downpour of.
the rain* and the withering heat of the
dry season���when the valleys blossom to
the base of the blue mountains, one rippling sea of pink and white nnd yellow
and red and blue, when the very parasite
upon the trees is orange aud scarlet,
when the sky is always fair, when the
air is so clear that the gleaming spires of
tbe churches show from miles away
among the foothills aud when the land
that its conquerors know as Nueva Uuli-
cia is tbe most beautiful spot upon earth.
In those days when tbey met among
the fields by tbe banks of tbe lily grown
river be gave her a golden chain, long
and thick. "It is like tbe golden chain of
the love which binds us, Dolores mill,
strong and without end," anil she forgot,
as, bonding toward ber, lie threw it over
her head, that the little medal which
hung from it bore the picture of the
Mother of Sorrows and was set round
about wjtb pearls, the jewels of tears.
She was too happy then to know the
meaning of the upturned, grieving face
of the dainty bit of enamel, but the time
came ere long u lien she understood.
It was upon li 11 y when she waited by
the river edge from noon until nightfall
and Manuel did not come. She went
back across the fields in the twilight, uud
then, for tbe first time, she saw that tbe
season of the flowers had passed, tbat
they were dry and brittle stalks, that far
away to where tbe mountains faded into
violet shadows the land wus burned and
brown, wbile tbe dust rose under her lagging feet aud bung about ber. She walked slope amidst a group of men wbo carried great loads of red pottery uud coops
fqll of chickens on their backs, and a
herd of thlu, red haired hogs which were
I driven by a wizened old man and a beautiful boy. Lolita walked because she had
no money to ride in tbe mule cars which
ran to the city. Manuel hud forgotten to
give her so. much as a quartillo. Now and
���gain she looked up longingly at tbe cars
as they passed, and of a sudden she stood
quite still, gazing witb grief strained
eyes, for In one of tbem was Manuel,
bending to talk to a stout old lady and to
cast soft glanceB at, the brown bailed,
fair skinned seuorita who sat beside her.
Tht car passed on, and, the little Indian continued her weary way. That
night she went to the alameda with only
the faintest hope that Manuel would be
there. But he came, and answered ber reproaches and tears with kisses and explanations. "My father sent me, Lolita,"
he told* her. "He Bent me to the linen to
���ell grain to a Gringo." Aud Lolita did
���ot know that the tinea, the vast estate
of th��,.CotlUa��, wbb far away lu another
direction from tbat in whleb Manuel had
been traveling. "I walked because I bad
���o.t a centavo," she sobbed, "nnd when I
came near the city I saw you talking to a
beantiiiil seuorita who wore a lint."
Tht  hat caused   Dolores bitter envy.
, Had   the  but   a   hat   perhaps   Manuel
| would love ber more.   For she began to
: ftti that bin love was waulng, though tb*
Ptmi Iff admit. It, even la ber own
heart, at first, not until he bad failed
many times to be at the meeting place,
not until she had waited nigbt alter
night upon the bench in the nlanieda.and.
had crept home toward morning all alone.
Then she began to reproach him fiercely. At first be defended himself, but
finally he came to laugh, and nt length
be answered brutally. "Aie! I am weary of your tears," he snid, showing his
pointed, white teeth nnd turning away.
'���Take care that I do not cease to come
Lolita was frightened. She choked
back her sobs and caressed bim. She
would not cry any more, never, never, if
be would promise that be would not go
away,   lie promised carelessly.
"I am wrong to tbiuk that you forget
me, I know," she whispered penitently,
clinging about his neck, "for have you
not told me tbat our love is strong as tbis
chainV" She put the tiuy face of Nuestra Senora de Dolores to her lips. But
the look in her eyes was a despsiring
question, not uudoiihting trust.
He laughed, and when be went away
be swore before tlie picture of Our Lady
of Guadalupe that upon the next night
lie would come again without fail. Dolores, forcing herself to believe, was almost happy.
She went in the early morning to fill
ber big, earthen jar at the fountain, not
at the fountain in the paseo, as was her
wont, but at tbe one in the Garden of
Sau Francisco, because it was near to
the great house where Manuel lived.
She passed indeed before the door of the
house and saw into tbe patio where hundreds of azaleas and camellias blossomed
and where a peacock walked among the
brilliantly colored pots and pedestals.
When she came to the fountain, she lingered by Its edge, talking. Here, among
the trees nnd Mowers, under the shadow
of the ancient Franciscan, churches aud
monasteries, the birds trilled and the waters flashed and tlie soft voices of the
peons mingled musically.
Lolita tilled her jar and poised It atop
of her head. As she did so the rebozo fell
back from her bare, brown neck and
breast and showed the chain gleaming
against it. "Who gave you that?" cried
a mozu. Dolores looked down and did
not answer.
"1 know." laughed another; "1 know.
It was the Seuor Manuel Cotilla."
"Aie! Mauuel," came the reply, with a
shrug. "He is the sweetheart of Pepita
Nuno. My mother is housekeeper for the
Senora Nuno; she knows. Kvery night he
talks to I'cpita at the window."
"It is not true! He is not her novlo,"
gasped Lolita, and, turning, Bhe walked
off with the glide, of a tragedy queen, the
jar steadied upon ber bead by a round,
upraised arm.
Thnt night she waited in the doorway
of her house for hours. She leaned against
the adobe with all the impassive, indolent
grace of her people, but ber long eyes
searched the street anxiously from under
tbeir curling lashes. Her mother, half
drunk with tequila, stumbled in and disappeared into tbe farther of the "two
rooms which were her home. One by one
her eight small brothers nnd sisters straggled in. and, throwing themselves upon
their beds, fell asleep. But still Lolita
stood waiting for Manuel, a horrible despair growing in the childish heart which
was too soon a woman's.
She saw a dark speck coming swiftly
down the deserted street toward her. It
proved to be a black dog, swinging along
with its gleamiifg eyes fixed vacantly
straight ahead. As it passed Dolores
shrank back into tbe doorway. The movement startled it, and it stopped short,
looked at ber, gave one long howl and
passed on. The gill waB frightened be:
youd all endurance. She began to cry.
"1 will go and find him." she said, wrapping her rebozo close about her head, aud
sho hurried away. It was late, as much
as 1 o'clock she guessed, but she went
Btraight to the house of Pepita Nuno.
She knew it, as she knew all the fine
mansions of tjio little city.
From a distance she could see that
there was tbe figure of a man at one of
the barred lower windows, It was Manuel, baciendo 1'urso, making love to some
woman within. She knew that before
she saw bis face, before she glided swiftly behind bim and heard the voice she
knew so well snylug, "I swear by all tbe
saints, Pepita, that I have never loved
Then Lolita, fingering idly the medalli-
to and twisting the chain about her
hands, went back to her home, Into the
house and, climbing an unsteady ladder,
came out upon the flat roof. It was
moonlight, and she stood looking with
wide, dull eyes over the city, over the low
roofs and the ninny domes and spires and
up at tbe shimmering sky. A wh|n" of the
perfume of ornuge blossoms came to her
from a tree in the patio below. It
brought back the night ill the plaza when
she bad first seen Manuel, when he had
whispered to tbe strains of the music
thut came out from amid the trees���"U
amargura quitas del corazon." He bad
loved ber then, be had, he had, though
he should tell tbe seuorita a thousand
times that be had not. But he did not
love her now. It was at an end, and for
Lolita life, too, bad ended. She moaned,
and, bending over, she searched the sand
of the roof until she found a bit of stick,
n piece of the brar.ch of an orange tree,
Then she threw off the rebozo, aud It fell
at ber feet. Taking the chain, she wound
it again and again about ber neck, but
first she broke the medallito from it aud
kissed it, clasping It In her band and
whispering a prayer to Our Ludy of Sorrows.
Tbe clitilu wns tight about her throat
now, but she ran the piece of orange
wood through a strand, and, with one
last glance across the silent city toward
Manuel's house, she began to twist it.
"Strong os our love," she murmured,
"but our love is broken. The chain must
not break."
She was turning, turning, and a look
of wild pain enme upon her face, but her
strong little bands never faltered, and
she held fast to the medallito. She wavered nml swayed. It wns tight enough
now. She could nut breathe. Her mouth
was open, nnd the blood was blinding ber,
surging In her ears with a fearful roar.
She staggered as she made fast tbe stick,
then, throwing up nor anus, bent for an
instant at tbe air, but oue hand was
tightly clinched aud did not open, for it
held the medallito set round with pearls.
Thcu she fell forward upon her face, aqd
after a time she was still, quite still.
The chain had held strong to the end-
to the end which had surely to come, ah,
Nuestra Senora dt Dolores!���Argonaut,
Mrs. Stubb���John, what In the world
are you doing witb those boxing glovoi
in one hand and the remnants of dinner
in tbe other?
Mi'. Stubb���Maria, there Is n tranig
down stairs wbo says be it looking for
���crops. I want to be certain which kind
h* niean��.-Cbica|�� Newi,
WITH WHAT? THINK!! If you want pure, whole
some and economical tea, either green or blapk, use only
Ceylon and lijdia Tea*
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Blairmore Coal, - $6.75
Crow's Nest Coal, $6.15
Anthracite,   -    -   $10.75
No order can he accepted unlesi
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Two good, level lots on  Nelson
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Mrs.   Snowden's   residenoe   on
Robson street
M)-foot corner on Latimer St       525 00
Two 25-foot  lots  in   Block   40
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< Nelson Dailv Miner, Wednesday, February ao,  1901
To the Editor,��� T*he position taken
by the managers of the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal company in tbe controversy
now going on in the eastern press
must.be highly amusing to those in
the west who know the course followed by the coal company in the past.
The coal company, as I understand it,
. claim that they have in the past been
cramped in their operations, because
the home market would not warrant a
larger outpnt. No more misleading
statement could be given to the public. Of this there is ample proof to
be obtained by those who care to investigate this matter, and this course
should be taken by every citizen who
has tbe welfare of the west at heart.
If we except the few days succeeding the shut down of the smelter in
Kootenay iu February last, and
Which for a short time interfered
With the coke market, the demand for
coal was (even in those days) much
larger than the coal company could
supply. The British Columbia and
the Canadian Pacific railway market
���lone took the entire output of coal.
I know that the company did ship a
few cars east, but for every car sent
there some one in the Kootenay went
Tirus it will be seen that the coal
company has a home market in the
Northwest and Manitoba, that they
made no attempt to fill. It is cafe to
state also that the coal company have
never as yet been in a position to supply the deaiand from the home market; that they caunot do so now is
well known to every one acquainted
with the condition of the coal market
in the west. This is proved by the
coal company's letter to their agents
telling them that they cannot fill orders. The agents are directed not to
push the.sale of coal. In some cases
orders were refused altogether. The
coal company's general, agent, Mr.
Johnstone, has time* and again, by
���wire and letter, stated that his company could not supply tbe coal wanted, and that the customer must look
elsewhere than to his company foi a
supply of coal. These letters and telegrams which I have spoken of are
Still extant, and will be forthcoming
to prove that when Mr. Rogers and
others claim they have fully supplied
the home market as per agreement,
they are making a statement which
can be successfully contradicted.
Now,   let   us   look   at a statement
made by Mr. Rogers as to the intentions of his allies should they succeed
in inducing the government to grant
them a charter to the international
boundary to connect with the Great
Northern. He says: "We have giveo
our word that we will only ship the
surplus, having first supplied the
home market."
Against tbis let ns for a moment see
how this coal company kept its agreement which the government entered into when the construction of the Crow's
Nest railway was put through the
house. The public were told by the
government that the coal company
had agreed to a clause being inserted
in the bill, by which they agreed to
sell the output of tbis mine at 82 per
ton f. o. b. pit moiith, and as a guarantee that they would carry out this
clause they agreed to forfeit 50,000
acres of coal lands, which would revert to the Dominion government,
should they sell their coal in advance
of 82 per ton. For over 12 months the
coal company have been breaking this
agreement, and selling coal as high
as 83.00 per ton. This price is not
for screened coal, but run of mine.
To prove this statement, their receipted invoices are to be obtained.
Yet we have not heard of Mr. Rogers or any of the gentlemen conneoted
with the Crow's Nest Coal Co. advising the government that they had forfeited their bond.
Let the government appoint a committee of tbe house to look into this
matter, and it can and will be proved
that this company bas broken every
promise that in the least stood in
their way. They have ridden roughshod over the alien labor law, and
imported from the United States men
to take the places of Canadian miners,
who travelled across the Dominion to
find work in their coal mines. And
they would now ask the government
to grant them a eharter for a road, by
Which they hope to be able to defeat
the efforts of the government to give
the peoplo of the west oheap fuel.
And If they can carry out their
sohemea at Ottawa and Victoria during the coming sessions of the houses
they will bave the west at their
mercy. The 50,000 acres tbey .know
they must give up, and they hope that
they will be enabed to so place their
land grant that this 50,000 acres of
coal lands would never come Into
competition, inasmuch as it can be so
���hut in as to be inaceessable to railroads. Thus, with a. United States
market at their command, they would
be In a position to.force from the consumers of coal in the home market
such prices as would only meet competition from coal fields thousands of
miles away. The Crow's Nest Pass
Coal company have obtained great
and valuable coal areas, and have
been permitted to create almost a ino-
��opoly,and now they would rid them-
aja-lvrg ot every restriction placed upon
them when their privileges are granted. It Is the bounden duty of the
members of tbe house of commons,
without regard to party, to see that
the coal company is not permitted to
carry out their schemes, and thus retard the development of the west.
The coal company people talk nb<uit
rates on the C. P. R. This Is a matter tbat with the assistance of the Dominion government, can and would
be amicably arranged with the ti". P.
It., without granting a charter that
Will prabtlcally remove all control of
these coal lands from the government
of this country.
Fernle, B. C.
following   programme   will   be   rendered :
1. Opening hymn���"Onward   Christian Soldiers."
2. Prayer���Rev. J. H. White.
3. Song���Mr. R. Brown.
4. Reading���Mr. Fred Winkler.
5. Song���G. L. Lennox.
0. Cornet   Solo.���Mr."   Fred   Irwin.
7. Quartette���Messrs.    Iiwin,    Heb-
den, Hardie, Martin.
8. Phrenological Examination-Jas.
9. Banjo Solo.���Mr. W. Mills.
10. One   half   hour    with    famous
1. Song.���Mr. William McAdam.
2. Quartette���Messrs.    Irwin,    Heb-
den, Hardie. Martin.
3. Song.���Mr. Smith.    ���'
4. Mandolin Selection.���W. Mills.
5. Refreshments.
0. Collection.
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Continued from First Page.
Nelson and Trail smelters respectively
and may, therefore, be counted on
to operate uninterruptedly the whole
year through. Many of the other
properties will do little more than
drive crosscuts and do development
work the coming summer. These, of
course, will be In no way affected by
smelter difficulties.
The Noble Five, after a long rest is
going to start up with a fair force, as
soon as timber can .be got up for a
new bunk bouse and tunneling.
The Star mine will start its concentrator in a few weeks, or as soon., as
the water supply is sufficient.
The Soho and Great Western mines
near McGuigan, will be worked with
larger forces in the spring. There
are eight men at work ou the Kaslo
group at Cody creek.
The Wonderful has let out its six
miners and will not resume again
until tbe snow is all g one.
Two feet of clean., ore have been encountered in the lowest tunnel of the
���   ���   ���
��� G. W.   HUGHES' MINES.
George W. Hugbes of Sandon, is
in the city today on business. Mr:
Hugbes is probably the most extensive individual operator in the Slocan,
tne properties in which he is interested being fairly representative of
the older and well known propositions, as well as of the newer class
which are rapidly forging to the
front. As the owk of a quarter interest in the Idaho group and the director of its operations, Mr. Hughes
is classified as one of the pioneers of
the Slocan. The Idaho embraces the
Cumberland and Alamo groups, in
all 26 claims of which 20 are crown
granted. Tbe Idaho was opened in
1802 and the net smelter returns of the
ore shipped from the property aggre
gate 8800,000. The ore is concentrating on a basis of ').'.. to one and the
last shipments ran from 180 to 240
ounces of silver and 60 per cent
lead. At the present time work on the
property is confined to development,
some 20 men being employed. A
large amount of ore is being taken
out anil when the .concentrator resumes, probably ih July next, tbe reserve will be very extensive.
At tbe Snnset and Trade Dollar
properties in Jackson Basin in which
Mr. Hughes has a half interest, 20
men are employed in mining and development work. The Sunset is regarded as one of
of the disritct. The ore Is the high'
grade galena encountered in the Slocan shipments up to the present time
netting 8100 per ton. Both properties
are shipping steadily though on a
somewhat small scale, tin* average output from both aggregating six cars
monthly. . .,  ,
Mr. Hughes is also operating tbe
Utioa group on Paddy's Peak where
operations were commenced last year.
The camp is provisioned for six
months and the work indicates that
the Utica will eventually -become a
large producer.
.   ���   ���   ���    ���
An interesting strike is reported
from tbe Alice mine at Creston operated by the York-Manchester syndicate represented here by IH G<' Procter. In sinking from the lower level
to meet the tunnel now being driven
some distance down the bill an ore
body waB encountered which promises to excell in quality anything yet
found in the mine. Samples of the
ore have been forwarded to rMr. Procter.
Programme of Entertainment to Be
Given This Evening.
The B. B. B. 's social to be held in
the Methodist church will take place
this evening, February 20th, to which
nil are cordially invited, especially
young ladles with their friends.   The
When you are down town
drop into The Palm for a
cup of tea, coffee, chocolate
or cocoa and a light lunch.
On these cold, windy days an
oyster stew would warm you
up. When you leave you can
take with you a box of
Ganong's, Lowney's or Stewart's chocolates. We have
everything fresh.
VV. 6. BROWNE,   -   -   Proprietor.
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
j. 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.
Miners, Attention!!
MARK   g;
G-utta Percha Watei      " fuse has been g
proved and not found wa
No miss-holes.  No ruimin^
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NELSON,  n o.
Do the ChiIdrea
Need Shoes ?
Come in and let us show you our Perfect Fitting Children's Shoe. There is nothing so
important as proper fitting footwear for the little ones. It changes their entire nature. Comfort makes them happy and cheerful. Why not
make them happy?
LIL!.-��3 BR05.
The Shoeiita
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From now until the end of the mont       .. iriaT ���      '."."-i-hes
at tlie following price-Si
7-Iewel Empire Movement, NickieCa s,..,     $ 6 25
15-Jewel        " " 4; -     7 75
17-Jewel        " " Adjusted Nickle Case.   16 00
7-Jewel Waltham Movementt Nickle  Case     675
15-Jewel " " �� "���     8 50
17-Jewel P. S. Bartlett Movement.,     10 00
17-Jewel Royal Vanguard Model Movement   20 00
2 (-Jewel  Crescent  Street Vanguard  Model  Movement    25 00
21-Jewel   Vanguard   Movement,    Finest   Waltham
M ovement ; 30 00
"I  would   cough   nearly   nil  night
long,"    writcH Mi-n. Ohas. Applegate.
of   Alexandria,     1ml.,     "anil     could
hardly get any sleep.   I had consumption bo bad that if I walked   a   block
I would   cough   frightfully Aaud   spit
blood, but, when   all other   njcrilcincx
failed, three 81 bottles of  Dr. 'King's
New Dlsovery wholly   cured me and I
gained   B8   pounds."   It's  absolutely
'guaranteed to cure Coughs, Colds,   La
I Grippe, BonohitU and all  Throat and
| Lung  Troubles.   Price   SOo.   and   81. '
Trial bottles free at Canada  Drug St
Book Co. |
The Man
Who Shaves
appreciates the value of a
��� good razor. The man who
goes to the barber shop
does not appreciate the
' time he loses. A good
razor will save time and
: money for you.
These specially tempered,
well ground razors will
hold the edge and make
youi shaving easy.
For wood or hard or soft coal.
The  largest   line  carried   by
any firm in Canada.
"Good   Cheer"  Ranges  and
Cook Stoves.   A complete line.
Coll nnd be convinced that the only place te buy
Stovc-H  and   Ranges  at  the  right  prices  Is  the
Ladies' and Gents' Merchant Tailors and Dyers.
Suits Made to Order, Cleaned, Dyed, Altered and Repaired.
Josephine St., Opposite Clarke Ilolel.
Mall Orders Solicited. P. O. Box 634
Complete  Electric Equipments  for   Electric  Power   Transmission  and
Lighting for Mines, Towns, etc.    Electric Fixtures, Lamps,
Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Houston Block.
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Ernest G. Wilton, manager t>t the
Nelson Copper Fields company, Limited, was taken ill with pueumonla
T. Gallon, G. Stihvell and P. 3.
Uussell left yesterday evening for a
few days' visi to the Halcyon Hot
James I'onpore, of Poupore St McVeigh, is suffering from a return of
the illness which confined him to his
house for some weeks. He has gone
to Hanff to recuperate.
George Alexander of Kaslo, manager of the Whitewater mines, is, with
bis wife, staying at the Pbair. H. Ii.
Alexander, manager of the Ruth mine
at Sandon is a guest at the same hotel.
The drawing for the saddle pony
which has been under way for the
past three weeks is over, the lucky
number being 14 held by Hugh Mc-
Pherson of the Ontario Powder
The annual meeting of the Nelson
Library board will be held at St. Saviour's school this evening at 8 o'clock
for the election of directors. All interested in the library are invited to
be present.
Tbe Nelson hockey men are now
practically assured of having the
Rossland club here for Thursday
night. The game should be fast as
both teams are playing good hockey
and the ice is in  excellent   condition
T. G. Procter returned yeeterda.-
from a trip to the Blairmore co*
fields where he spent a couple of day.
in getting the new exploration worl
under way. The crosscut tun.el In
tended to cut the 6eams of coal bas
been started and the contract calls for
Its completion by April 1. The tunnel
is to be 6% feet by 7 feet in the clear
and on completion will be used for
taking ont coal when mining on a
commercial basis is commenced.
The celebration of Fred J. Bradley's
birthday was made the occasion of a
pleasant surprise party at tbe home
of the Misses Jackson, Silica street,
who entertained a number of Mr.
Bradley's friends in honor of the
The members of the Ladies' Hospital Aid society are requested to note
tbat a meeting is to be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at tbe residence of
Mrs. W. W. Beer, Silica street. A
quantity of linen ia to be prepared
for use at the hospital.
Provincial Constable James Wilson
left last night for New Westminster
with Fred Howard and Allan McLaren whp ha,ve been elected to serve five
and two years respectively in the penitentiary. Constable Forrester of Robson accompanied the party to Nakusp.
The delayed eastern mail arrived
last night. The last mail in over tht
Nelson & Fort Sheppard road was on
Friday and since then the road has
been blocked by mud slides and other
conditions. The mail sacks delivered
nt the post-office last night fairly filled the building and it is probable
that all the matter will not be sorted
until today.
A customs officer ib now permanently located at the C. P. K. depot. A
section of the bonded warehouse in
the west end ot the freight shed has
been utilized for nn office nnd neatly-
furnished. J. A. Macliae, an obliging member of the customs staff is in
charge, and the convenience of business men having matters to arrange
at the bonded warehouse is thin-
finds a Food that the Ohildrei and
Grown Folks Thrive Upon.
Mrs. Sarah Lessinger, near Stuart,
Neb,, says: "My little girl eight
years old, has always been a delicati
child, nnd has not been able to stay in
school long at a time, for she often
fainted and was weak and puny, un
til last February she had a sick spell,
and I began feeding her on Grape-
Nuts food.
"I can truthfully say the result hai-
far exceeded my expectations. Sin
is now hearty, well, and can rnn and
play as other children do. I am trying an experiment this summer on
leaving out meat altogether for break
fast and using Grape-Nuts food in
stead. Thus far we have all been unusually- well, and my men folks (wi
are farmers) say that they do not get
hungry so quick when they use Grape-
Nuts food as they nsed to when the}
had meat."
It .is n profound fact that Grape-
Nuts food will furnish more nourish
ment to tbe system, than bread oi
meat. Any one can prove tbe trutl
pf this statement by trial.
In anticipation of a great rush of
home seekers into thi Boundary country during the next few months tb*
C. P. R. Is putting on special Home-
seeker's Excursion rates from points
in Eastern Canada and the United
States. These rates are considerably
below the regular price and will undoubtedly prove an inducement to
many to investigate the merits of thai
section as a place for location with
'he intention of growing np with
the country.
Lieutenant G. S. Beer was notified
by wire yesterday that the contingent
from his district, Nelson, Rossland
and Fort Steele, for the Baden Powell
police would number 00. While tbis
is hardly as many as was expected, it
will result in a close selection of applicants and from the quality of the
men now offering for the service it is
safe to predict that Kootenay's con
tribution to tbe force will not be ex
celled by any other contingent.
Tne Nelson Odd Fellows bave pre'
sented Frank McLeod with a combin
ation past grand's and past patriarch's
jewel and tbe gift will be valued by
the recipient for more than ordinary
reasons. It ia a handsome jewel of
gold, set with a diamond and bearing
the insignia oi the fraternity. In addition, tbe jewel was made by a mem.
ber of tbe order in J, Dover's manu-
fnctunng department, and the ad.
dress accompanying it was written by
Bro. J. A. MacRae. It is agreed that
the workmanship of the jewel was
much superior to any similar article
imported from the east.
J. A. Macdonald, confectioner is
now located in his new store on Baker street In the premises formerly
occupied by tbe West Kootenay
Butcher store. The interior of the
building has been entirely renovated
and altered, so that it now presents
an appearance of neatness that can
not fail to attract attention. The
rear of the store bas been arranged
with a view to providing a comfortable ice cream parlor. The wood
work in finished in oak stain and tbe
furnishings accord with the genera]
color scheme. In bis new store Mr.
Macdonald has premises thoroughly
modern and suited  to his line of bus
Laxative Bromo-Quinine removes the cause.
Phair-G. W. Hughes, Alamo; E, 8.
T ipping, Trail; G. Alexander, Kas-
iii W. Gunn, Robson; W. E. Zwieky,
David Heap, Sandon; R. B. Porter,
Spokane; H. fi. Alexander, Kaslo;
Arthur O'Brien and wife, San Francisco; W. A. Davies, Kaslo; Mrs. Geo.
Alexander, Kaslo.
Hume.���G. H. Morkill, Erie; H. P.
Christie, J. W. Williams, Sloean
City; J.W. Bickers, Mrs. Jennie Harris, Kaslo.
The  Abductor  of  Young Cudahy is
Now In Jail.
Omaha, Neb., Keb. IB.-���The police
have under arrest James Callaghan.
charged with complicity in the abduc
tion of Edward Cudahy, Jr., on the
night of December 18. Callaghan was
arrested last Saturday but tbe police
iave kept it a secret in hope of securing other arrests. Young Cudahy bas
positively identified him aa the man
ivho accosted him near tbe Cudahy residence and represented himself to be a
sheriff from an adjoining county, and
forced him into a buggy, and also ae
tbe man wbo kept guard over him at
.he Melrose mill house during the
thirty hours he Wa* kept a prisoner
pending the negotiations for the ran-
��m of J25.OO0 which Mr. Cudahy paid
for the return of bis boy.
Dan H. Bussis wbo sold a horse and
buggy to two men who are supposed
o have used it to procure the abduc-
ion also identified Callaghan as one of
he men with whom he made the deal.
Marie Larson, a servant in the employ of J. Ni Patrick, of whom the
kidnappers rented a house was the
bird person to identify Callaghan
nnl says be is the man who paid a
month's rent in advance for a cottage
in Happy Hollow whioh the bandit
ibandoned two weeks before the abduction, fearing discovery.
Tonight the police secured loform-
���ition which they expect to lead to tbe
irrest of another man connected with
the crime. He Is a coachman of n
Family friend of Mr. Cudahy, and It
is claimed Lo bas been acting very
lueerly in the matter ever since tin
.idnapping. The chief of police say*
his man will be arrested tonight or
n the morning and be expect* to
.brow additional light en tbe matter.
Why Not Buy Your WMtewear Here? *
Everything is in your favor at this store. A superior assortment. Prices unequalled. Our Whitewear values command the attention of women of taste and judgment. They are attractive���not repelled���by the remarkably low prices. Your
knowledga of Kerr & Co's method gives assurance of worthy merchandise; no odds how little we ask. It is never sate to gauge
our qualities by our prices. System that shares good fortune with customers frequently places our goods before them at a great
deal less than current market value. One of the chief attractions at our store is the charm Of newness. This is what you expect of us���we have not disappointed you in the past and we shall not in the future.
Corset Covers.
Corset Covers made of line cambric with embroidery trimmings, all
sizes, at $25
Corset Covers of English lonsdale,
trimmed with Swiss embroidery or
sleeves and neck, our special prices,
65c and    50
Corset Covers oi lonsdale cambric
with trimming of extra fine muslin
embroidery on neck and sleeves, at
popular prices        -        -       85c and    75
Corset Covers made from cambric,
with Swiss embroidery on neck and
sleeves, insertion down the front, A
special garment at       -   $1.25 and 1 00
Corset Covers of superfine lonsdale, with trimming of valenciennes
lace and insertion on sleeves neck
and body; our price - -   ' 75
Drawers made of cambric and muslin, having cluster tucks and embroidery trimming; our price 65c and    50
Drawers of fine steam loom, made
with 6 rows of tucks and trimmed
with embroidery 5 inches wide;
special price - $1 50 am) 1  25
Drawers of fine muslin, trimmed
with frill, valenciennes lace and insertion and hemstitched;-extra value 1 00
Drawers made of lonsdale, with
cluster tucks and 8 rows ot hemstitching, valenciennes lace and insertion;   a   very  fine   garment   at
-  , $*.oo nnd 1 75
Drawers of extra quality cambric,
trimmed with torchon lace and insertion; our prices       ���    $2,50 and 2 25
Lonsdale cambric skirts, made
with 3 rows of tucks and trimmed
with embroidery 5 incites wide, full
size; leaders at       -*       ��� $1.00 and   75
Skirts made of Sue muslin, strap
seams, trimmed with wide embroidery, valenciennes or torchon lace and
extra   dust   frill;   speciil   values at
-.'���- -    $1.50 and 1 35
Fine muslin skirts, trimmed with
cluster tucks and 5 rows of cording,
frill of wide embroidery; our prices
���2.00 and 1 75
Skirts made front cambric and trimmed with cluster tucks, hemstitched,
embroidery 8 inches) wide or valenciennes lace and insertion; your
choice at -     .     - -        a 50
Lonsdale cambric skirts made with
ta inch trill, corded, two rows of
valenciennes insertion and valenciennes lace; very special at       -       -   3
NI tht Gowns.
Might Gowns made from lonsdale
cambric, having embroidery trimmed collar, yoke and sleeves; our
leader at - - -        t
Lonsdale cambric Night Gowns
with hemstitched yoke, ruffle of embroidery round sleeves and neck; ex.
tra special at - - -   90
Night Gowns made of fine muslin
-with corded yoke, ruffle of embroidery
on neck, front and sleeves; special
value - - ��� ��. 1 i|
. Lonsdale cambric Night Gowns,
trimmed yoke, neck and sleeves with
embroidery or linen torchon lace; a
soap at - - - 1 75
Night Gowns of fine muslin having
t a rows of hemstitching and tucked
yoke, Irish lace or valenciennes lace
and insertion trimmings; our price   2 50
A   complete assortment   of women's
and children's aprons at special prices.
Have you ever bought at Kerr's? Its an experience the really economical should not mias. The first purchase usually
wins your permanent preference and you become a regular shopper at our store. There's an unceasing and successful effort on
our part  to do better by you than any other store, to give values you cannot equal elsewhere.    A look through will convince.
KERR &   CO.
Cor. Ward and Baker Streets
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Nelson B. C.
McKenzie, an old time crack player,
goes down to defeat at the hands of a
green curler by the score of 23 to 4*.
Only for a slight mishap during the
eleventh end when one of Irving's
sweepers accidentally struck his stone
while coming down the ice McKenzle's
rink would have almost received a
shut out. It mas at that end that
McKenzie got three of the four scored
during the game. The following
were the players:
E. G. .Smyth, J. E.  Annable,
Prof. Soady, J. A. Dewar,
i. H. Fox, C. Wilson,
VV. living, s. S3.    W. McKenzie, s. 4.
"I stuck to my engine , although
every joint ached and every nerve was
racked with pain," writes C. W. Bellamy, a locomotive fireman, of Burlington, Iowa. "I was weak and
pale, without any appetite and all run
down. As 1 was about to give up, I
got a bottle of Electric Bitters and,
after taking it, I felt as well as I ever
did in my life," Weak, sickly, lun
down people always gain new life,
strength and vigor from their use.
Try tbem. Satisfaction guaranteed by
the Canada Drug & Book Co. Price
."io cents.
D. J. DEWAR, J. P.
Botary Public Conveyancer.
House, 6 rooms, stone foundation,
good lot near car line, 81050. Uood
Value at 91250.
House in Hume Addition, stone
foundation, targe lot, good location,
82000, easy terms.
Large house on Carbonate and
losephiue street*. $2250.
Property tbat rents for sooo per annum, 83250. This Is tbe beet investment I have,
A rare chance to get Al Baker St
property that will pay 20 per cent returns.
Houses to Let in all parts of the
Loans, straight and monthly payments.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
��� ���
and   Salted   Meats
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.  G.  TRAVES.  Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
Japan teas���"Spider Leg, "Panfir-
ed," "Sun Cured,"���have a plRce in
our stock. The new "Ceylon Green"
is fine flavored and economical. Kootenay Coffee Co.
Tbe most miserable beings in the
World are thou* suffering from Dyspepsia and 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 Costiveness, 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
8a\. ��, 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. Teetsel.
We have In stock choice teas from
India, Ceylon, China, and Japan. We
blend them to your taste. All prices
and qualities.   Kootenay Coffee Co.
The annual meeting of tbe subscribers of the Library will be held in St.
Saviour's church, February 20th, at
8 o'clock p. m. A large attendance Is
earnestly desired. Election of officers.
It will pay you to read our ad. lu
mother column. Our blepd of tea at
Thirty cents per pound will suit you '
Kootenay Coffee Co.
If yon don't like Blue fiibbon Tea it's
because you've never tasted it.
Fhls sis-eater* If oa every box of tbe ganulne
laxative Bromo-Quinine 1*1*.
I J. J. walker!
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Wholesale and Retail. ��\
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to. f
To those who have not already visited our new store we desire to again extend an invitation. We have been visited during the past week by a large
number of the citizens of Nelson and desire to thank them for the liberal patronage bestowed upon us.
We are not cutting prices on any particular line of goods but we are selling every article in the store at prices that will accommodate the purses of
everyone.    Our prices are always low.
We have more articles in our store suitable for gifts than can be found in
any other jewelry store in the Kootenays. Come and see us and we will suggest something that will be sure to please.
\ Ene Watch Eepairing \ ���
j J. J. WALKER, Jeweler ��
Jt Cor, Stanley and Baker Sts. ^
I    The Finest Jewelry Store in the    %
I Kootenays. ������. J


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