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Array Daily Edition No. 1230
���Provinc; ii' bibrnrv ��31 00
Nelson,   British  Columbia, Wednesday.  January i,  iqo2
Eleventh   V ear
IMPERIAL
bottoms.     At  the Instance of the War
department,    this   measure   will    he
TITJTITI  mTJ a "T\T1   amended   at   once so as to  place   the
X XvJjJj   IJttiilUJj   inter-island   traffic  on the same footling,    Meanwhile pending conclusive
  I action by   congress, tlie   treiisnry will
j continue the order suspending  the ap-
Gonference of British Colon-plication or the coastwise shipping
, laws to Philippine commerce.
	
ies  Exciting  Much
Gomment.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach and
Free  Traders   Will
Oppose.       "��
Montreal, Dec. 31.-The Star's
London correspondent cables: Lord
Strathcona is about again. Be is
spending   a   few   days at   Knebworth j which takes up half a  page  of
and hopes when he returns to his
office this week to further arrangements already afoot to banquet Sir
Wilfrid Laurier during his visit here
next summer.
lhe Imperial coronation conference
excites curiosity. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain will preside. In home quarters it is asserted that the Canadian
and Australian governments are preparing to submit to conference a plan
for inter-imperial trade relations not
far removed from Chamberlain's proposal, namely free trade within the
empire with slight duties against
competitive foreign imports. Against
any sujh proposal stands Sir Michael
Hicks Beach and tbe orthodox free
traders.
Satisfaction is expressed at today's
Washington news that President
Roosevelt and Secretary Hay are preparing a new basis of agreement < n
Alaskan and other outstanding Anglo-
Ameiican disputes.
Reciprocity however, will be put to
one side, specific Individual tariff
treatment being recognized as the
only means of enlarging Canadian
asd United Stal.'s trade relations consistent with Canada's preferential
tariff.
lhe old wholesale drygoods firm of
J. G. McKeiiin and Co., established in
1839, it is announced, is about to
withdaw from business. Tbe heirs of
the late Hector McKenzic, head of the
firm, are anxious to realise their
holdings.
Customs receipts for the port of
Montreal for the year show an increase fur the calendar year cf over
S410,(100.
Graham Fenton was today sentenced
to five years in the penitentiary for
stealing (8,000 cash from Thomas
Hall, Outremont.
A watraut has been issued for the
arrest of a man charged with stealing
an overcoat from W. Young, collecting agent for W.*B. 1'npley and Co.,
money lenders. In tbe pocket was a
leather wallet containing $9,700 in
notes, which the alleged thief djstroy-
ed. Tapley and Co. are now wondering now much they oan collect. Borrowers are wondering how much they
can escape paying.
SHAREHOLDER'S   DILEMMA.
Advised to Soil the Panama Canal to
the United Status.
Paris, Dec. 31.���All the newspapers
here today publish an address to the
shareholders of the Panama Canal
oompany issued by M. Bunauh
Varilla, a large shareholder who as
cabled on *Dcc. 21st, 'made an appeal to tho shareholders and others at
the beginning of the year to contribute funds to carry on the work of tho
canal and who s;cured promises of
only 200,000 francs.     In this  address,
space
in the papers M. lluoauh Varilla
gives the text of a letter which be
recently wrote to the new president
of the oanal company, M. Uo, condemning the decision to attempt the
impractical task of reopening the negotiations with Washington for the
sale of the company's property and
urges that the only course open in
order to save the situation is for the
company to make before January 7th,
a straightforward offer to sell the
properly for J40,ooo,000 or,better still,
ito notify the Isthmian coniiaission
that It can itself fix the reasonable
purchase at what its report said, it
would have recommended the Panama
route.
M'DONALD'S MUNIFICENCE.
Study
Establishes a Chair  of Nature
at Uucliili College.
Toronto, Dec. 31.���Sir Willian)
McDonald, of Montreal, whose gifts
to education and partiaulaily to Mc-
Gill university, has given J125.000 to
the Ontario government to be used in
the erection of buildings at Guelph
agrioultuiol college for the purpose
of giving instruction to school teachers on elements of nature study and
domestic  science.
A carload of exceptionally Bne Ayrshire and Shorthorn cattle has been
purchased ln Ontario for Hon. Dr.
Borden's farm in Nova Scotia, tlie
finest lot ever sent east.
Customs receipts for the year here
Bhow an increase of about $100,000.
TRIED TO KILL THEM ALL.
Clerk snd Son Dead and Remainder of
the Family Wounded.
Turner's Fulls, Mass., Dec. 81.���
Louis Bitzer who shot and killed his
clerk Miss Idc Columbe and his five
year old son, and attempted to take
the lives of his wife aod two other
children, was taken to the Franklin
county jail i:i '.'reoufieH 'his after.
noon and* will be given it hearing in
the district court tomorrow morning.
He will be oharged with murder and
it is likely that he will be held for
tbe grand jury which will convene in
March. Friends of Hitzer claim tLat
he was insane when he comraitttel
the murdels hut the officers after rare-
ful investigation say that they have
secured no evidence to bear oat that
claim. There have been few developments during the day and the tragedy
has created a great hensatidu. The
autopsy this afternoon shows that
MisB Ida Columbe and the boy Louis
Bitzer died instantly. In both cases
the bullets penetrated their brains.
Mrs. Bitzer, wifo of the murderer,
and Carrie Bitzer, the 12 year-old
daughter, are both resting eomfcrt-
ably at the hospital, Their wounds
are not datigtrous The condition of
Annie, the 10-year-old daughter is
more oritical, but her physicians are
hopeful for her recovery. The bullet
is buried in her skull and no attempt
has as yet been made tc extract it.
Bitzer is said to be financially embarrassed in the jewellry business he has
carried nn here. He failed in 1888
and was discharged by the court two
j ears later. Minor matters are cited
by the people of the town which show
Bitzer has acted strangely for several
months.
THIRTEEN MILLIONS OE DOLLARS
That Sum Was the Output for the Mines of Kootcnya
and Yale for 1901.���Thc Boundary Leads
in Tonnage and Value.
Increase was 29 Per Cent. Over That of thc Previous
Year.���This Is Very Good Considering the
Low Price of the Metals.
The following is a conservative
estimate of tbe output for 1901 of the
southern portion of Yale and Kootenay, by districts with the probable
value:
District                 Tons Value
Nelson 1(15,000 8   850,1)00
Slocan  Lake.... 14,00(1 1,250,000
Lardeau     3,232 450,000
Ainsworth   22,500 1,750,000
Trail Creek ....2113,201 3,811,000
Boundary    371,832 3,750,000
East Kortenay.. 25,000 800,000
MiDes, no report   350,000
PBTLLIPPIWE   CARRYING TRADE.
Proposal to Exempt the Islands From
Coastwise Shipping Law.
Wosbington, Dec. 31,���if congress
follows the recommendation of the
War department, commerce between
tbe United States and the Philippines
and among the islands themselves will
be thrown open to foreign bottoms for
an indefinite time. Already thore is
pending in tbe house legislation looking to the exemption of the traffic
between the Philippines snd the
United States from the operation of
the coastwise stripping laws, nhi'h
requires all trade between United
.States ports to be carried in American
WITH THE CYCLISTS.
    �����
Second Day Sees Them on Almost
Even Terms.
Boston, Dec. 31.���The floal sprint
which closed the second day or 20th
huur of the six-day bicycle race at
Park Square garden was won by McFarland, the score of thu leaders beiDg
4C4 miles five lops. The riding was
featureless except that twice duriug
the evening spints were started which
caused some teams lo lose laps. Tbe
scoiestrod: McFarland and Maya,
Butler and McLean, King and Snmuel-
spn, Goulgotz and Slmar, Monroe
and Freeman, I.eander and Rutz,
401.5; Fischer and Chevalier, 404.3;
Krebs and-.Keegan, 404.1; JaVk and
Muller, 403.9$, Connell and Carnie,
403.3.
THREATENED TO LYNCH HIM.
Middletown, Dec. 31.���James Kelly,
a negro, tonight, it is alleged, brutally attacked Miss Edith llavls, of
Port Jervis. An alarm was given and
Kelly ran to his home pursued hy
officers and an angry crowd. He was
found unlor a bed and taken to the
Goshen jail while ihreatB of lynohlng
were made. Nine jears ago Bob
Lewis, a negro, was lynebed at Port
Jervis, after attacking a girl.
$13,021,000
Tbis  is   well within the mark   and
snows an increase over the production
of 1900, which was 310,009,757,   of  29
per cent.
The mineral production of the prov-
inoe, is spite of many drawbacks will
exceed that of last year and will aggregate upwards of 850,000 tons. The
area from which this ore comes Is
more widespread thao in former years
marking the advent of new properties to the sbippiog list. In the west
the Kariui, up Rock creek, teamed out
upward of 1.500* tons for* 40 miles.
The Lardeau district has now a list of
13 shippers and as all the ore from
there is of very high grade the value
of exports reaches the respectable
total of |450,500. From Windermere
camp important shipments were made
whose .aggregate has not been
obtained.
NELSON DIVISION.
The gains in the districts that have
previously shipped have not Dcen
less remarkable. Nelson division haa
seen distinot progress made. Chief
among the wines of the division must
be mentioned the Ymir at wbich 80
stamps, the largest stamp mill ln
Canada, have been falling 'steadily
crushing a total of 70,000 tons. An
average force of 100 men has bee*
employed underground with 100 on
the surface, while for the last six
months 100 have been employed in the
construction of a cyanide plant which
will be in operation by the end of
January. When the cyanide plant is
in operation the output will be somewhat increased.
In the immediate vicinity of Ymir
the shipments were small, but a great
deal of development work was done
until now several other properties are
on the eve of shipping, among which
are tbe Foghorn, Wilcox and Blackcock.
The mines in the vicinity of Erie
and Sal no have made good progress.
The stamp mill at the Yellowstone
worked for eleven months approximately, but no statement of quantity
milled or of values bas been given
out. A great* deal of development
work was done on tbe Arlington in
the course of wnioh extensive ore
bodies were blocked out and a quantity of ore piled ol the dumps awaiting the installation of the concentrator which was started about Septem
ber let. Since t'<en about 1,000 tons
of concentrates bas been shinped.
Extensive development was also
carried on on the Seoond Belief, little
from whioh was shipped for the same
reason. About December the stamp
mill was put in operation. Gold is
saved on the plates but the main
object of the Jplant is concentration.
The Keystone bas shipped about 100
tons and other mines in the vicinity
have uiMde trial shipment. For two
months the Fern mine has been oper
nted under lease and about 500 tons
milled.
Nearer Nelson, the Hall mines were
eloped for causes arising in London so
that its output ia less than under
ordinary circutrstanoes. Tbe mine
produced 21,366 tons Late development work is aaid to bave steadily
opened   up  Urge  ore bodies of good
grade so that the prospects of a large
output are good.' There was also
interruption io the operation of the
��� ranite creek mines but these showed
0,819 tons milled. The Athabasca was
iu operation for tbe greater portion
of the year, while the output of the
Molly Gibson will be about the same
as tbat of last year. Development
work has been going on on several
other claims whicb are now near the
productive stage. On Forty-Nine
oreek there are a number of promising free gold properties among these
are the May and Jennie and the
Referendum. The former has a large
quantity of ore read for shipment and
the latter has a five stamp mill which
will be run on ore in the spring.
Estimated number of men employed
is 700.
SLOCAN LAKE.
The year just closing has witnessed
greater developments and mora tangible results in the Slocan City Mining
division commonly known as the dry
ore belt, than any other year in the
history of the camp, in 1900 the a'
ments of ore reached the big)
record with a total of 2,847   tons,
in  in��
d s'ijp-
^igl^t
is, },
aud P|8B
n.494 tons representing a net gain Cc
135 per cent, over last year. These
figures are based upon the amount of
ore that is certain to go forward up to
Decorcber 31st. Last year 10 properties figure in the shippin J list and
this year 14, the shipments credited
to each property are, Arlington 5,457,
Enterprise 700, .Two Friends 40, Black
Prince 155, Bondholder 33* Chaplean
15, Speculator 10, Phoenix 23, V. and
M. 20, Esmeralda 3, Hampton 17,
Fourth of- July 12, Tamarac 3, Exchange 5 Almost all tbe ure was sent
io the Nelson smelter for treatment.
At present there are about DOO men on
tbe payroll of the Camp, being the
highest permanent point reached during the year. There bas b;en distributed in cash in the division for
wages, supplies, improvements and
bonds fully $1,000,000. Of this amount
(1150,000 will represent the cash paid
on tbe bonds-lifted on the Iron Horse,
Black Hawk, Republic, Champion,
Tamarac, Speculator, Aunty Lola, and
numerous small desls. Working under
bond are the Ottawa, Transfer and
Neepuwa, approximating 8100,000 in
value. The^ principal improvements
have been the new buildings at the
Arlington and Iron Borse and the concentrator at the Enterprise with numerous trails and odd pieces of wagon
road. More ore is showing in the
working properties than ever before,
the Enterprise having sullicier.t to
keep the 50-ton mill running steadily
for three ^ears while the Arlington
has now two big chutes of ore on parallel leads to draw from. Important
strikes bave been made during tbe
month on the Iron Horse, Neepawa,
Speculator, Arlington, and Ottawa,
lhe latter being one of the richest
known in the Province, The ore
chute on the latter is 2 1-2 feet wide
and averages 1,829 ounces in silver.
The richness of the Arlington ore may
be Judged from the return of one car
last March which netted $5,200, while
the Samson gave returns of 690 ounces
to the ton. Tbe great reason for tbe
remarkable advancement made in the
division is because of the silioious
nature of tbe ores, the smelters giving
very low rates for treatment. For
the coming year the prospects are
exceedingly bright and the shipments
may be expected to reach 10,000 tons,
those properties certain to ship ire,
Iron Horse, Enterprise, Neepawa,
Champion, I'aystreak, Speculator,
Arlington, Hampton, Black Prince,
Two Friends, Transfer, Tamaiau,
Bondholder, Ottawa, Phoenix, Repub
lic, Duplex and Fourth of July. In a
mining sense the division never
looked more promising.
AINSWORTU DIVISION.
The Ainsworth Mining division and
that part of Slocan division in which
Sandon Is situated has not shown the
inciease in ore shipments that some
others have, but a great deal of development work has been doue, particularly on the larger mines as the Last
Chance, Payne, Ruth, Whitewater
and Slocan Star. The last has been
the largest shipper huing credited
with 4,137 tons and in addition nen
ore bodies have been opened up s<<
that there is likelihood of no diminution of output for some time to come.
The Rambler-Cariboo comes second on
tbe list witb 3,035 tons,a vast increase
over last year. The Payne 1,888,
American Boy 1,(20, Last Chance
1,883, and Ivanboe 1,277, have been
the heaviest producers. Tlie total for
the northern part of Ainsworth division is put at 16,110 tons for thc year
with an estimated value of 31,500,000.
The camp surrounding the town oi
Ainsworth had an output of|5,100 tons,
most of whicb came  from   the  High-
icllen!
concentrator while development in the
mine has been kept well ahc\d of
ore extraction. Development work
has also been done on the Highlander
and on claims en Woodbury creek.
Across the lake from Ainsworth are
the famous Silver Bill mines, owned
by tbe London and Richelieu Consolidated Mining company. Early in
the year 1,000 tons were shipped but
mining was suspended to allow tne
cons'ruction of an areial tramway tO
convey the ore to tbe end of the
wagon road. This is now almost completed and the shipments for the coming year are likely to be large.
LARDEAU DIVISION.
The Lardeau this year produced 3,.'l
3-4 tons valued at $450,000. Tlm
promises to develop Into a great district and as a railway is now being
built to give it transportation the
output during 1902 should be much
larger than during the pa=t year.
Considerable work has been goim
on in tbe Lardo and Howser lake district but so far only trial shipments
have been made.. , Large ore bodies
have beeu bluolMd^put-^u the mines of
the Primrose.'Ow.GoiH^Guinea Gold
and Waveriey companies ;and as soon
as means of transportation are afforded important shipments will be made
of high grade ore.
EAST KOOTENAY, .
In East Kootenay the low prevailing price of lead has -had a detrimental effect on shipments. The North
Star shipped about 10,000 tons but for
tbe last tbree months the mine has
been closed. The St. Eugene shipped
approximately the same quantity but
only development has been oarried on
for some-time. Extensive work has
also been done on the Sullivan but
little ore shipped, the owners deferring until their own smelter and refinery are in operation. These new
works will be completed by the end of
March when the output is expeoted to
be a least 200 tuna per day. There has
been muoh development done ou
mines that have not yet reached the
shipping stage. Immense deposits of
iron ore near Kitchener have been
discovered aud arrangements made for
their operation. The iron is of ��
grade very suitable for manufacturing
and witb means of transportation
almost within its boundaries its operation on a large scale is looked for.
BOUNDARY.
Perhaps the most rapid advance of
any camp haa been made io the
Boundary  country    where    the   ore
production has increased by 272,102
tons, or 273 per cent. The larger portion nf this increase comes [rom the
Kriobhlll, Old Ironsides and Victoria
mines whioh shipped 23(1,000 ions.
The construction and extension of the
works of the Granby Smelting company, at tirnnd Forks, has lowered the
pay level ami brought many mines
into the shipping list. The Mother
Lode during the year hits also erected
it smelter capable of treating an average of 4u0 tors per day. The cspa'ity
of both these smelters is to be increased tu keep pace with the rapidly
growing ore production. Besides the
inioeB alreudy mentioned thc B. C.
mine has shipped 43,575 tons, the
Mother Lode 87,9117 tons and the others
shipping more than 1,(100 tons are the
Winnipeg, Snowsboe and King Solomon, while other mines bring the
total up to 371,832 tons.
TRAIL CREEK.
Rossland camp suffered severely
through labor troubles which have
continued since the middle of July.
For a month previous to that date the
output oas almost 1,500 tons per day.
Since work has been resumed aboui
70.000 tons have been shipped so that
lho total for the year shows an increase of 11(1 per cent, over 1U00. The
Le Roi No. 2 aud Rossland-Oreat
Western are additions to_the list of
shippers.
A promising camp is openiDg up Ir
the vicinity of the town of Gladstone
both of free milling and refractory
ore. On St. Thomas mountain is the
Cascade which expects to begin shipping in a week while an excellent
showing i]us heen developed on tht
Uosslaiul-Bonanza.
OTHER MINE.S.
Besides these several mines comparatively isolated have been doing
tfood work. Among tbem the Cariboo,
(.'amp Me Kinney, has been stead ih
working with 20 stamps and the
(inonadaga Mining company did a
great deal of development work and
had a 10 stamp mill in operatitio for
'.wo months.
CASCADE POWER PLANT.
Closely allied with the mining industry is the development of 3,000
Horsepower by the generation of electricity at Cusiude by the Cascade
Water, Light and Power company, of
.vhich J, Roderick Robertson, of Nelson, is manager. The power is taken
from Cascade falls from ^hlcb the
water, with a tall of 150 feet, is taken
through a tunnel 12 feet in diametei
then through a steel pipe eight feet in
diameter, for the laying of which considerable rock cutting was required,to
the power house. This building is
now ready for the roof. The foundation! are of stone and the superstructure of brick making a total height ol
50 feet.
The building is 150 feet long and 60
fo'st njde and in Us conslruction 80
..ar loads of material was used. The
poles have beeu ereeted for the line to
convey power to th >. various mining
camps to be supplied first and 150
miles of copper wire is on the ground,
there will be a duplicate line of win
that in case one should be out ot use
for any reason the other will always
tie available. Ibis power line will require three carloads of copper wire,
or about 50 tons. The company has
it eon,maud much additioual watei
power which can be utilized as de-
-ired without largely increased cost.
Tho significance of the orection of thin
plant' to thc mining industry of the
Houndury is very gre-it and its use
"ill further reduce the cost of mining. Ail the appliames are of the
latest design snd the works laid out
by skilful engineers. Tlie estimated
cost of the plant will be in the vicinity of 8500, U00.
Plans have beon prepared for the
enlargement of the plant of tho West
Kootenay Light and Power company
at Bonnington Falls. Owing to the
shut down In the Hossland camp as
the onlai'geme'r/ts were commenced,
work on ,thou was suspended. Th
announcement that the proposed e
tensions will be made may be gh-ijro
out at any time.
BLOCKADE
���     IN FREIGHT
Southern   Pacific    Employ?
Ships to Give Relief.
Abundant Harvests Suddenly
Makes Gar Supply Inadequate.
New Orleans, Deo. 31.���President
Kiuttschnitt, of the Southern Pacific,
states that about only one-third uf tbe
new engines ordered by the Southern
Pacific have been delivcrel and it
will be impossible to get all lhe remainder before the middle of February. With its 8.000 miles of road, the
company has been l.uoo cars short
daily. This means a delay of 24 hours
on shipments, as thu daily movement
is from 3,000 to 4,(lli0 cars.
On Borue lines with only 3,000 miles
of road, the daily shortage bus been
from 5,000 to 0,0u0 curs. One of the
first things that demanded Mr.
Kruttschnitt's prompt attention tho
other day when he returned from New
York was u problem growing out of
the oar shortage. Tied up ac Uuuston
were between 300 and 400 oars of New
York freight,owing to lack of engines
to move. The only remedy for this
condition was to divert these shipments to Galveston and load them on
one or two ships The cars thus released will be utilized in getting the
product ot the rice and sugar be'ts to
market. In sending the freight to
New York by water, the delay will
not be greater and perhaps nut as
great as would be caused by a continuation of the blockade  at Houston.
*,
IN SPITE OF AGITATION.
Denmark Has Decided to Sell Her
West Indies.
Copenhagen, Dec. 31.���It has been
learned upon the best authority that
the treaty between tho United States
and Denmark fur the sale of the Danish West Indies will he signed in
spitu* of the agitation here against
such action inasmuch as the Danish
governmont has given its promise to
this end. The question of a pleibsoite
will not be allowed to interfere in tne
natter. , _
INDUSTRIES Sliny DOWN.
Montreal, Dec. 31. ���Eastern shippers, especially those in thc northeastern states of the union, are in far
>vorsc plight than those of the west.
1'be shortage of cars which is said to
exist in Manitoba is even more
severely feit across the border. Mills,
furnaces, and collieries aio shut down
all through Pennsylvania, New York,
Ohio and New England, bemuse
of the dearth of enrs on the big American lines. The fact is the great wave
of prosperity which bas swept over
this ni.tini'iit, owing to good times
and an unusually abundant harvest,
has caused such a huge and sudden
demand for feight cars that the trans-
portion companies are not able to sup*
ply tbem in numbers sufficient to relieve tlie blockade. Comparer; with
'he dead lock in the great producing
centers of the United States, the
-light, congestion lrom which shippers
in the Canadian Northwest appear to
suffer is a trifling matter.
CHICAGO ALSO SUFFERS.
Chicago, Deo. 31.���Railway men estimate from 10,000 to 15,000 cars are
needed here for immediate use. Shippers all over the country are complaining bitterly of their inability to
get curs enough to handle tbeir
freight. This condition of affairs is
said tn be oue to tbe usually heavy
merchandise traffic westward and lhe
stock, coal and lumber are moving in
tuch enormous quantities that it is
impossible to tell how many are needed from day to day.
POPE SENDS THE BLESSING.
Rumors of His Recent Weal-ness Apparently Unfounded.
New York, Dec. 31.���A private despatch received this afternoon from
Rome from the Rt. Hev. J. H. Farley,
auxiliary bishop of New York, announces tbat he had a pn vat', audieuce
today lasttng^ver haliVn hour, with
Hope lep XlU" ���*��� In contradiction to
the rumors ^that speak of the feeble
condition and frequent fainting spells
of the pope, the bishop found him in
perfect health, displaiyng marvellous
lucidity of'Intellect and strength of
memory. He adds that the pope was
pleased to charge him to transmit to
the most Reverend Arcbibshop Corrigau, to the clergy and to the people
of New York, the apostolic blessing
for the new year.
OVLY TWO MONTHS WED.
St. Jchn, Doo. 31.���Mrs.   McKeown,
wife   of   Hon. A. MrKeown, mairfed
only two omiilhs ago, died tooay from
smallpox. NfcWON  0AILV MfNSft,   WfifaNfiyuAV,   JANUARY i,  t$Oi
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'Veokly, per year, foreign    3 00
HiiLV-rCrlptionti invariably ln advance.
LONDON OFFICE
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luthorlzod agent-* for ad v or Urn: menu* and Hubert utlonn.
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any one Riving evidence that will con
vlct porsons of stealing Tho Miner from
our subscriber's doors.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
There will be no lillie of The Miner
tomorrow. Tins will give everyone
connected witii the paper an opportunity of observing the holiday.
A HA I'l1 Y NOW  YKAR.
Today HI03 shies its   cnstor into the
areua of time ready to lead a   strenu-
0116   existence   until "time" is called
on it when it   is  succeeded   by   Hiu3.
Witli the beginning of tins year nearly
everyone capable of thinking   takes   a
mental review of himself,   catalogues
his shortcoming*!,   scrutinizes   closely
his habits, his  indulgences,   his sins
of   omission   and     commission,   ami
resolves to avoid    those   rocks,   shoals
and   snrf   beaten   shores on which thc
affairs of mankind arc wrecked   It is.
therefore,   essentially   a time for  the
making of good resolutions, and if all
the   prolniscs   to reform made by men
ut   the   commencement   of each   year
were     carried   out    tlie     millenlium
would   have   been   here   long   since.
Men swear off drinking and in a week
or   a   month   they   are   Imbibing   as
frequently as they did around   Christmas time and    wondering what   made
them deprive themselves   for so   long.
They resolve   to   never   snioko   again
and in a few days  they   are   dallying
with   the   seductive   charms   of    My
Lady Nicotine again.   They resolve to
save money   and   cut   down   personal
expenses   and   in   a   short time they
have   forgotten   their   economy    nnd
spend ui:ire   than ever because of   the
Bhort   repression   of  natural inclinations,     It   is only   tlie very  fnw who
keep   up   the   good    resolutions    and
these usually are those who have heen
very hard hit through indulgences.
New Year's Day was celebrated by
the Romans. It was their custom to
open their stores and to trausact a
little business. The balance of the
day was devoted to calling or in receiving callers. Tlie caller on entering tile house of a friend wished those
present a Happy New Year nnd at the
same time distributed gifts and with
ench was a small coin. Refreshments
symbolic of prosperity for the coming
year were served. Willi some slight
modifications the day is observed in
the same manner today. New Year's
day is elaborately observed in Scotland and it is oue of the red letlet
feasts of Hint country. In Canada the
custom was formerly to keep open
house for callers, but the practise is
said to be dying out. The practise of
making calls prevails inthe United
.states, but owing to liquid refreshments being serve sometimes, tlie callers were often in a muddled condition
when they had made a round of their
friends nnd this has caused a large
number to forego the. custom of receiving callers on New Year's day.
The Miner sincerely wishes its
many readers n happy and prosperous
New Year and trusts that there may
be all sorts of good things in store
for them during the coming year.
It hones thnt they may all do oven
better in the coming twelve months
than they have in the past. After
ull we reap bb we sow anil many of
the ills that ne are compelled to bear
are of our owr making. Wu should
resolve that in thc fntiire only good
seed wiil be planted anil that by .the
end of the present year ne shall have
garnered a Urge crop of beniScent
deeds. Then we can look back witli
jjleasuro on the past,
cut down considerably. The Ross-
d'.att output, had there been no strike,
would have been at ldist 60(1,000 tout
instead of 293,000 tons. The Boundary country shows a large increase
in tonnage. The output there was
371,875 tons against 097,800 tons for
1800, nn incense of 273,102 tons.
In the Nelson division the Ymir
mine and tlie Hall mines have together produced something over tlO.oOO
tons of high grade ore and this to-1
gether with the production of several
other mines has resulted in an eicesi
over the production of the previous
year, Tlie ontlouk for tlio comiog
year in the Nelson division is very
bright as a number of properties,
which have been in the course of
development for pome timo past, are
now on the efo of production.
Tlio Lardeau lias increased its
production 00tputtlng 8,888 tons of a
value of $480,000, Tlie railway lire
which is being limit into tlio Lardeau
division will soon be completed and
as soon as this is done thero will
result a largely increased production,
Tho lardeau is one of the richest
mining sections uf llritish Columbia
und will be heard of in no uncertain
way during tlie present year. '
The Sioean has about held its own
during the past year, as tlie low price
of lead and silver have had the effect
of cutting down the production of
heavy lead ores and increasing that of
dry ores or those which only contain
a small proportions of lead.
East Kootenay only produced 20,01)0
tons of ore as operations there were
affected by the same masons which
prevented tlie .Slocan from mining a
larger quantity of ore.
A lead refinery nt Trail is promised
and a reduction has been made In tlie
freight and treatment ratei of 83 and
certain classes of oie and (4 on
others. These two incidents should
have a favorable effent on the Slocan,
the Lardeau and the East Kootenay
divisions and tlie outlook is that notwithstanding the low prices tbat the
ouptut will show a large increase in
the near future. A smelter and refinery are also being erected in East
Kootenay and the cutting down cf the
haul on the ore and tlie refining of
the lead there should have a favorable
effect as it should increase the profits
of the mine owners and consequently
enlarged the output. In East Kootenay, too, large deposits of iron have
been opined and the development of
these and the erection of iron and
steei making plants, promise to add
a valuable additional resource to that
district.
The production of 813,021,000 during
the yoar 1001,as it was won under the
most disadvantageous circumstances,
is a result which tlie people of the
Kootenays and Yale may point lo
witli pride. Tlie conditions were adverse enough to discourago the most
optimistic, but the mine owners by
adjusting their affairs to changed
conditions were enabled to keep on
and worked their properties at a
profit They will go on UiiH year animated by thc smile strong determination to win and they will win. Low
and high prices oomc and go and it is
certain that the present low wateri
mark quotations foi silver and lead
wi]l not last a very great while, j
With higher prices will come enlarged
profits. The greatest satisfaction to be
found in looking over the figures of
the production for the past- year is
in tlie fact lhat the mining industry
is growing and that the output is
about 211 per cent, greater than for the
previous year, If the mining industry will only increase that much every
year for the next few year it will
assume very large proportions, but
under more favorable conditions it
will advance even wiil greater stride
than it did in 1901.
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HUDSON'S BAY
COMPANY.
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,      Dainties in Imported Sweets,
i Dainties  in   Finest  Biscuits,
| Dainties in Wines and Liquors.
t
i Dainties in Cigars.
DAINTIES
In Everything to Eat and   Drink.
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The Hudson's Bay Stores
ASTHMA CURE FREE I
Asthmalene Brings Instant Relief and Permanent Cure in all Cases.
SENT ABSOLUTELY FREE ON RECEIPT OF POSTAL
�� 111 li: VIM It NAME AND ADDBE88 PLAINLY.
CHAINED
FOR TEN
YEARS
cvehy^^^riiio*
RELIEF.
There is] nothing like Asthmalene. It
brings instant relief, even in tbe worst,
oases.    It eures when all else fails.
The Rev. O. F. WELLS, of Villa Ridge
111., says: "Your trial bottle of Asthma
lene received iu good condition. I oannot
tell yon how thaukful I feel for the good
derived from it. I was a slave, chained
with putrid sore throat and asthma for teu
years. I despaired of ever being cured. 1
saw your advertisement for the cure of
this dreadful and tormenting disease, Asthma, and thought you bad overspnken
yourselves, but res lived to give it a trial.
To my astonishment the trial acted like a
charm.    Send me a full size bottle.
Bev, Dr. Moil-Is, WccbHler.
Rabbi of thn Cong. Bnai Israel,
New York, Jan, 3,1001
Db Jas. Bros. Medicine Co.,
G< itleinen:     Your   Asthmalene   is an
8jt>' lent  remedy   for  Asthma  and Hay
WHERE AUE TUB CANDIDATES?
MINING REVIEW,
The outnnt of the mines   of   Kootenay and Vale for the past year,as estimated   in another column, Is 113,021,-
000 against 810,080,757 for 1801, a gain
for the year of   $4,951,243,     This is a
considerable   increase and shows   that
the   "lining   industry   is not standing
still nor going   baok ward.     The   fact
thai this gain -as made in thn face of
the most adverse  olrouinstanoe speaks
valumus in its merits.     On   July 13th
n strjko  was inaugurated in Rossland
which   is   still   on   and although thc
mine',  now   have a considerable force
the  production of tbat camp has been
Nomination day and election day
for efvic officers to serve tlie city during the present year are only -a few
days away. While the city campaign
need not necessarily be a long one
still it seems that it is about time
that those who are anxious to serve
the city to conic out in the open and
lake the clectorH into their confidence,
Nelson Is iu a condition when strong
men are needed to direct her affairs.
Importaut matters will come up during the present year and a progressive
and not a reactionary administration
of city affairs will be needed. It is
therefore important th the very bes.t
material obtainable should be selected
for mayor and aldermen. The policy
which the candidates intend to endeavor to put into effect should be
fully known to eich elector and hence
announcements of candidates should
ut once commence to appear.
Elf    r, and   its composition alleviates all
trciililes   which   combine   with   AHChmu.
Its success is cstonishing and wonderful,
After liaving it careiully analyzed,   we can state   that Asthmaleno contains
no opium, mornhiue, chloroform or ether.    Very truly youis,
REV. DR. MORRIS WEOHSLER.
Avon Springs, N. Y, Feb. 1, 1901.
Dns. Tait Bnos. Mbdicinb Co.
Gentlemen : I write this testimonial from a sense of duty, having tested the
wonderful effect of your Asthmalene, for the cure of Asthma. My wife has
been nfilcrerl with spasmodic asthma for th'' past 12 years. Having exhausted
my own skill as well as many others- 1 chanced to see your sign upon your
windows on 130 Ih street, New York, I at onoe obtained a bottle of Aetbmnleno.
My wife oommenced taking it about the flrst of November. I very soon noticed
a radical improvement, After using one bottle her Asthma hns disappeared
and she is entirely free from all symptoms. I feel that I can consistently recommend tlie medicine to all who are afflioted with this distressiiig diaense.
Yours respectfully, O. D. PHELPb, M. D.
Dn. Taft Bnos, Medicine Co, Feb. 5, 1001.
Gentlemen : I was troubled with Asthma for 22 years. I have tried numerous remedies, bnt they have nil failed. I ran aoross your advertisement and
started with a trial b ttle. I found relief at once. I have since purchased your
full sized bottle, and I am ever grateful. I have a family of four obildren, and
for six years was unable to work. I am now in the best ot health and am doing
business every day.   This testimony you can make such use of ns you see fit.
Home address, 235 Riviugton street, S. RAPHAEL,
67 East 129th St,,New York Oity.
TRIAL BOTTLE SENT ABSOLUTELY FREE ON RECEIPT   OF   POSTAL,
SELECT PERFUMES.
Wc uae npeciul care in purchasing perfumes and
only the host is secured. A drop of our perfumes
is equal to the scent of a bouquet of flowers. All
lovers of Rood axtraotd will appreciate our judgment and discrimination. Any quantity from a
half ounce to a pound.
SHE DIDN'T -WEAK A MASK.
But her heuty was completely hidden by sores, blotches and pimples t'll
she used Buclilen's Arnica Salve
Then they vanished as will all Emotions, Kever Sores, Moils, Ulce,s, Carbuncles nnn Felons from its use In
fallible for Cuts, Corns, burns, Scalds
end Piles. Cure guaranteed. 3r>o at
Canada Drug and Mook Co.
Tbe Delmonico will serve a special
dinner on New Year's Day from 2
o'clock on. Kverything first class.
John Forestel), chef.
Dr. not delay.   Write at once, addressing DR.  TAFT BROS, MEDICINE
CO., 70 East 130th St., N. Y. City.
Sold by All Druggists.
Lumber..
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
/ have a complete stock on hand of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber,
Shingles-
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber*
Mill at PILOT BAY. Yards, NELSON
and LARDO,
HEAD OFFICE:   NELSON.
J. A. SAYWARD.
M'LACHLAN BROS.
Have just opened up a handsome assortment
of goods suitable for Xmas tiade.
Trays, Biscuit Barrels, Butter Dishes, Salad Bowls, Servers.   These are Genuine English Oak, Silver Mounted
See  our display  windows before  choosing   your
Christmas present.
M'LACHLAN BROS.
HOUSE FURNISHINGS
Do   you   want   anything   to   complete
furnishing your
Parlor, Dining Room,  Bed Room, Library,
Kitchen ?   If so it will be
YOUR   TURN   TODAY
at the stock of
J. 0. BUNYAN & 60.
West Kootenay Butcher Co
ALL   KINDS   OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fisn and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manamer.
K.-W.-C   Block, Ward Street, Nklson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attentirn
OUR SPECIALTY
"GOOD CHEER"
Stoves and
Ranges . .
We are allowing tbis season  a full
line of these goods nnd solicit your
esteemed patronage.
Lawrence Hardware
Company.
"Gbe TRo?aI Bank of Canafra"
Incorporated 1869.
Gapltnl Authorized,    .    .    413,000 000.001 Capital ralil-np,     t   .    .     99,000,000.00
Kent, nn,iov,mio.ou
Hoard or Directors    Thomas K Kenny, President;  Thomas littohio. Vloe- Prcniiienl
WUey Smith   H. O. Bauld, Hon. Uavisl MaoKoen.
Head oflice, Haliraxi
(Jeneral Manager, Bdbon L. Pease, Montreal.
Superintendent ot Branches, and Secretary, W, B. Torrance. HaUfai,
Branches I
Nova   Hcotla���Halifax   Branch,   AntlgnnMi
Brldgewater, Uuysboro, Londonderry, Lu
onburg. Maltland (Hants Co.), Plotou, Port
Hawkesbury, Sydney, Shubenacadle.Truro,
Weymouth.
New
llranswlck ��� Bathurst,     Dorchester,
ri-Bderictou, KiiiKHton (Kent Co.), Mono-
.^.n, Newcastle, Sackville, St, John,Woodstock-
fl*. E. Island���Charlottetown, Summorslde.
Quebec���Montreal,
West End (Cor.
(City   Offloe),   Montrea
.Notre   Dame aud Soig
neura Streets;; Westmount (Cor. GreeD'
Avenue and St. Catharines Street,
Ontario���Ottawa.      *
Newfoundland���St. John's.
Cuba. West Indies���Havana.
United States-New York (16 nixcbaigo Plac
Republic, Wash.
BRANCHES IN BBrnBH COLUMBIA.
Grand   Forks, Nanaimo,   Nelson,   Rossland,   Vanconver
Vanconver East End, Victoria.
Correspondents 1
Canada���Merchants Bank ot Canada.   Boston���National Sliawmut Bank.
Trust ai'd Savings Bank.   San Prnn-ilnco���First National Bank.
��� - -������ ���    -     - _r>pA/iit t...������1-    	
...      Chlcogo-IUinol
��____. Bng.-Bank
g^VSRS^ SraK eSfn. ,���d4���
 r _   Spokane���Old Nntionai Bank.
Oeneial Bonking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills ot Exchange   Beugl-
and Sold, Litters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
AccountB received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on jpeoia
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manag-er, Nelson, B.C.
Wc have in stock a Inrge line of
\Pff\c6-  h'irtcr Chamois Vest* for Men and
rrwi JYIIIg Boy.s,uiuduolchamoifllincd
with flannel.
Pr-fact- tO<ijOi��fi Chamois Vests for Women
riusi VUCCI1aiMl(,ir.H1niadeofchamois
covered with French flannel,
Tf you want to make a Xmas frift that will be a
source of comfort, pleasure, and a guard to health,
these arc Uio proper things.   Price, $3,00,
Children's sizes, $2.00.
THE DOMmiON WIREROPfcOd
MONTREAL ' '
Manufacturers ofBEST STEEL WIRE ROPE
Tramway, Hoisting, Mining Wire Rope
Lang's Lay for Tramways and Underground Hauiaee
Local Stock ferried, estimates furnished.
      H-E- CROASDAILE Agent Nelson*
GKEAT NORTHERN
RAILWAY.
sal
NONE BETTER.
SOLID VE8TIBULED TBAINB.
PALA0B DlSlNG AND 0BSEBVATI0H
0AB8.-MBALS a la 0ABTE.
Close connection East and Westbound at Spokane with trains of the
Spokane Falls und Northern Railway,
Direct connection nt St. Paul without change of depot with all trains for
Chicago, Toronto. Montreal, New York
and all points West aud South.
Leaves Spokane daily for Bast at 9:15 iid
Leaves Spokane daily tor Weat at 7:15 a-m
Leaves Spokane daily lor West at 840 p m.
West-bound trains make direct connection for Victoria and Vancouver,
Portland, San Francisco, and all pointy
on the Sound.
During the season of navigation East
bound trains connect at Duluth with
themagnificentsteamships North AV*>i>t
and North Ijand of theNorthern Steamship Compauy Line, operated in connection with the Great Northern Railway.
For further information, aps, folders, etc., apply to any agent of Spokane
Falls Sc Northern Ry., Kaslo St Slocan
Ry., Koote) ai Railway & Navigation
Op , or to
H. BRANDT,
Oity Puss, and Tkt. Agt, W  7()1  \V,
Riverside Ave,, Spokane, Wash.
G. K. TAOKABURY, Local Agont,
Nolson.B  (1
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Compauy, Ltd.
Operating
KASLO & 81,00AN RAILWAY,
INTKHNATIONAL NAV. Sc TRAD CO Ltd
Shortest and quickest routo lo tho oast and all
points on oho O. H. Sc N. und Northern Is.
clllc Hallways in Wu lsiiiKssin, Orogon and
Southern 8tatcs.
Time Card effective August I. 1901
Kaslo & Slocan Ry*
S:30 a. >n. Lv.
10:55 p.m. Ar.
���Knslo
tiuudon
Ar. 4:00 p. m
Lv. 1:15 p. in
Iut Nav- & Trading Co-
m:i,mon- k.vsi.o koifte.
5:20 p. ra. Lv. Nelson Ar. 11:00 n. n
l):10 p, ra. Ar. K:mlo J.v. 7:00 it. n.
Connecting at Five Mile Point with Nelson
& Fort ^heppftrd Hallway bo.li to and from
Ro&uand, etc.
Tickets sold to all parts In United Statooand
Canada via Ureal Northern and O. It. BC N
Co.'s lines
Ocean steamship  tlckots  and  rates vl   i
ucs will befurniriluvi on application.
For further particulars call on or addreofl
BOBMItT IRVINU'
UanntMr.  HCan1o.fi, 0
Taokabuky Aicont. Nelson R fl.
Spokane Falls ot
Northern R'v.
Nelson  &,  Fort
Sheppard R'v.
Red Mountain R'v.
Canada Drug and
Book Co., Ltd.
SILVER KING MIKE;
Will pay tbe highest cash prion for all
kinds of seoond hand goods. Will boy
or sell anything from an anchor to a
needle. Furniture, stoves, oarperW,
cooking utensils, bought in bonsehold
jnantitlea. Also oast off clothing.
Oall and see me or write. Address
Silver King Mike. Bos 800, HaJI
Street, Nelson, B. O. I
Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited.
YARDS   AT   NKLSONI AND  ROSSLAND
MILL AT PORTO RICO SIDING,
Rough and
Dressed  Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
A-l White Pine Lumber Always Id
Stock.
We carry a complete nlook of Coaet Flooring
Coiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and
Doors. Special order work will receive prompt
attention*   Mall orders solicited.
Porto Rico Lumber Co.,
UfUTBO.
Head Ofllco - Hendrr x and Vernon Ht.. Nolson
Atlantic S.S. Sailings
From St. John. N. H.
* Ionian (now) , Jnn. 11.
Jjako Suporior  Jan*, 17
* Tunisian (new) Jan, 18
Grath Castle ��� Jan. 31
* Corinthian Jan. 25
'These steamers loavo Halifax two days later
From.Portland, Me.
Dominion if	
Z3alnnd	
Teutonic	
Saxon*	
St. Louis	
Germanic ...
KtrurU.,*���.,,
Philadelphia..
Ivernla	
.Feb. 1
From New York
 Jan 8
 Jan   8
 Jan 11
   Jan lo
 Jau 15
 .Jan 18
 Jan 22
 Jan 2b
Contlnen'al sailings of French. North German Lloyd, H. A. P. and Italian Lines on application.
RATES���Saloon fares |42.50, and upwards;
Second $35 and upwards according to steamer
a* (1 location of berth. Steerage quoted on application. Prepaid paHfiogef from England and
the continent at lowest rates,
H. L. BROWN.     W. P. F. CUMMNGB,
City Agt., Nelaon.     Gen. Agent, Winnipeg,
SPECIAL SERVICE
NELSON TO SPOKANE
For the comfort of the number of
people who are now using this
popular line, a direct daily Buffet
Car service has been inaugurated,
thereby giving passengers every
comfort obtainable on any of the
larger railways in Canada or the
U. S.
Close connections made at Spokane for the south, east  and  west.
Only io hours to Seattle and 18
to Vancouver and Victoria.
Passengers booked direct through
to all European points.
Leave DAY TRAIN Arrive
9:20 B.m Spoknne 7:15 p.m
12:25 p.m KoBeland 4:30 p.ro
10:30 a.m Mountain 5T>9 p. in.
9:40 a. m Nelaon fi :45 p. m.
H. A. JAOKSON, G. P. Sc T.A.
Spokane   Want)
Q. K, TAOKABURY,
Agent, Nelnon, B.C
BENNKTT'S FUSE.
Be  sure and get tho genuine   BENNETT'S GUTTA PERCH A FUSE.no
something that looks   like   it.    Law-
ence Hardware Co., A cents.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given thnt I intend
to apply at the next sittings of the
Board of License Comoiissioners for
the City of Nelson for the transfer of
tbe retail liquor s'ieense now held by
me for the premises known as the Imperial Hotel formerly known as the
Silver King Hotel, situate on lots' 7
and 8 in black 10, sub division of Lot
95, Group 1, West Kootenay District,
Baker street in the said City of Nelson to Joseph Harwood.
J. D, NAISMITH.
Witness: P. McColJ,
���
���
���
HMD Nelson   Dailv MlMBR, WhuNUIBAV JAkUAHY t,
MOBTUARY STATISTICS,
Nelson Leads Canada in Number of
Births Over Deaths.
The mortality returns for the city
of Nelson during thc past year show a
very gratifying condition of affairs.
Tbo number of deaths was (10, of
which number 12 were children under
the age of one year, and eight deat!.s
of adults were the direct result of accident. Of these deaths a largo percentage were those ot persons from
outside who had been brought in for
treatment when seriously ill. Thc
number of births was in the immediate neighborhood, of 300, it being impossible to gei the exact number as a
largo proportion were not registered,
and iu many cases no physician was
called in. This number is a low estimate, and It is piohablo that there
aro rather more than thc amount
named. As regards tho low percentage of deaths as compared with thc
birth rate Nelson stands first in Canada in the returns for all towns above
1,000.
foreigner which shall seize her. Tho
Laberatailor is being utcd in tho Interests of the revolution against
Castro. The Han high was last
reported on Dec. 86th at Fort De
France, Martlnque, She came out
from Antwerp and it is alleged she
oarried 5,000,000 oartrdges and 100,000
Maufier rides.
Ht��|n Hie Cull* li
and Wurka off Ibe Cold.
Lsxitlvo Biomo-Qnlnliio Tttblor.-s  cure   acold
none day.   No Cure,  no Pay.   Prico25 cents
DANISH GOVERNMENT AFRAID.
Only Public Agitation Interferes With
Transfer of Danish Islands.
Washington, Deo. 81. ���In the absence of any fresh diplomatic ra>
changes between this country arid
Denmark on the subject the olTlcinls
of the State depatmont say there is
no news to be made public regarding
the proposed silo of the Danish West
Indies to tho Doited States. There
are no differences between the two
countries ns to the terms of tlie proposed transfer. The United States is
read}' to close the deal which aupears
to be blocked only by the timidity of
the Danish ministry owing to the
agitation against the sale of the
islands by some of the people of
Denmark.
THE   MINER'S
WANT   PAGE.
FOR SALE OR RENT
Advortlrieraeota Insetted under thin head at
the rate of one cont a word per Insertion. No
advertfriement) taken for Uw�� than 35 oenta
Situation Wuir od advertisements Inserted
three i.inu'H free of oharge.
FLAT for reut over Lester's grocery
storo on Water street (opposite hospital)* Three bright, pleHemnt rooms
a id complete bath rojm, hot and cold
water, gas range, etc. Kent very
low.    Apply to B, McOormi.l.
WHOLESALE
HOUSES
nelson, b. c.
FURNITURE Sc UNDERTAKING
PRIVATE   rooms  anil   board,   third
houso   west   of   Ward ou   Victoria;
rooms warm and comfortable.
FURNISHED room to rent on Viotorit
street.    W, Rutherford.
PIANO for   rent,   cheap, apply Post-
office liox 117.
DJ. ROBERTSON Sc CO.-Noxt door lo
��   tho new  I'.isi. Ufllce lluilduig, Vernon
St., NiiIhuq.   Day 'jshuiio 'lifl. Night 'phono 2117.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
XTKLSON SODA WATKR FACTOKY-
.J..1 N. M. Cuuimhiu, Lessee��� Kvury knowi
variety uf soft drinks. V U Box 88. Teleuliun
No. 31. Hoover Street, Nelson, iiollleru of th
I'.uiksus. tit. Loon Hot Springs Mineral Witttir
ARCHITECTS
BUNYAN CUP GAMES.
At   the   rink   yesterday   a   scratch
gams' was played in tho afternoon between the following rinks:
3 O'Shea Mason
G 0 liiichanan Dr Armstrong
J F Weir E 3 Smythe
Wallnco, 10 Walley, 8.
Two games were played in the Bunyan cup competition :
Swannell S Weir
W R Jarvis Dr McLennan
Capt McMorris D J Robertson
H R Cameron, 10   J Pink-ham, 8
F Miggins A W Watchorn
C Ooepel II Bird
L Urown J O Wilson
0 Kydd, 4 W W Beer, 10
Today's games will be Starkey vs.
Walley, 10 a. m., Slocks vs. Forin,
2.30 p.m., and McLaughlin vs. Lillie,
8 p.m. iu lhe Ilunyan competition. A
scratch game will 'e played between
teams skipped by McLeod and
Cameron.
Any person owing postoflice box
rent for 1901, will nlease pay it at J.
A. Uilker's store.
TOURIST SLEEPING! CARS.
Service to Be Run on the C. P. R.
Transcontinental Line.
By schedule becoming effective on
January 1st the Canadian Pacific railway will operate tourist sleeping cars
as follows: Eastbound���Leave Kootenay Landing every Friday for St.
Paul, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, etc.;
leave Dunmorc Junction on Mondays
and Thursdays for St. Paul, Toronto
and intermediate points. Westbound���
Leave Revelstoke on Sundays, Wednesdays, nnd Fridays for Vancouver,
Seattle and intermeiiate points. Full
particulars from local agents or J. S.
Carter, I). P. A.,  Nelson.
DIPLOMATS AOITATED.
Rumor That the United States Will
Reduce Her Claim Against China.
Pekin, Dec. 31.���The brief diplomatic sensation caused here by the
cabled announcement that the United
States would reduce its Chinese indemnity by J18.000.000 has beeu ended
by a dispatch from Seoretmy of State
Hay to Mr. Congor, the United States
minister here, saying the report to
this effect was a fabrication. Secretary Day also said in his messuge
that tha American claim Is moderate
and just, but that the United States
was willing to waive its pro rata
share if necessary,
The Gazettee publishes an edict
recounting the massacre at Niugshu
Foo, tne Kanehoo province, where a
missionuiy and a number of Christian
converts were reported to have been
killed, supposedly by troops under the
command of General Tung, and ordering Chinese officials to pursue and
punish the guilty outlaws. It is undoubtedly true that Belgian missionaries will with Chinese converts
occupy fortified villages in the region
about Ningsha Foo. According to a
non-confirmed report whicb has reach,
ed the Belgian legation here another
missionary near Ningsha Foo has
been murdered.
SHOT THE WITNESS.
She Would Not Confess Larcony so
the Accused Fired.
WilUesbarre, Dec. 31.���Michael
Joyse, a resident of I'ittston, had his
boarding mistress,Miss Mary Cadden,
arrested tonight for st"aling soma
money form his room. The hearing
was held at the office of Magistrate
Bairett of Plttston. When un the
witness stand the woman denied the
charge. Without giving a sign Joyce
who sat near by pulled out a revolver
and fired at thc witness. The ball
struck the woman in the neck. A
doctor was summoned andMias Cad-,
den removed to her home. Her wound
is not a dangerous one.
FOR   SALE.���Furniture    of   a    four
room   house.    A   bargain,    Call   or
Address, "A"   Miner office.
FOR     SALE.���One    heavy    draught
team, apply to J. A. Sayward
HOUSE   tu rent   on Vernon     street.
Apply Captain T. J. Duncan.
NICELY Furnished   rooms   for   rent.
Apply   to    Mrs.  McBeath,   $8    a
month.
FIRST   CLASS   room   and   board  in
private   family,   rcnsouable   terms.
Apply   on   Silioa st.'eet,   second   door
west of Ward.
ROOMS and HOARD.���Every convenience ;   south east   corner of   Carbonate and Josephine street.
FURNISHED   ROOMS   TO   RENT.���
Appiv   to   Mrs F. 3, Squires, Room
40, K. W. C. block.
TO OO TO BERLIN.
Prince of Wales Will Attend Emperor
William's Birthday Festivities.
London, Jan. 1,���King Edward has
deputed the Prince of Wales to attend
Emperor William's birthday on January Sfth at Berlin. It is believed this
action is probably taken with the intention to emphasize the good relations existing between the two
countries. The Prince of Wales will
start for Merlin about January 21st,
and will remain there one week.
OLD SOLDIER'S EXPERIENCE.
M. M. Austin, a civil war veteran,
of Winchester, Ind,, writ s: "My
wife was sick a long time in spite of
good doctor's treatment, but was
wholly cured by Dr. King's Now Life
Pills, which worked wonders for her
health." They always do. Try
them. Only 25c at Canada Drug and
Book Co.
WANTED
WANTE.D���Pupil for Piauo or Organ,
by Mrs. Starmer Smith, address residence or P. O. Box 137.
WANTED.--A     reliable    mirse-maid
apply   between   10   and   12 a. m   to
Mrs. D. It. Young, Silica street, opposite Methodist church.
HELP of all kinds wanted and
furnished. Western Canadian Em
ployment Agency. Large warehouse
for storage; call at Prosser's Second
Hand store, Ward steet.
MEN WANTED���On     Crow's       Nest
Southern   Ry.     Good   wages,   long
job   Headqnarters, Elko,   B.   C.     A.
Guthrie Sc Co.
MISCELLA NE OUS
A fine line of Imported and Domestic Cigars, Peterson's Patent I Pipes,
Lowe and B, H. B. goods���at Thur-
mun's.
N. E. T. CO.
RINK
NOW OPEN
DEFALCATION IN PORTDOAL.
London, Dec. 31���A dispatch to a
news agenuy from Lisbon says that a
confidential cleik of the Creoito Predial bank has been arrested charged
���with the embezzlement of ��25,COO. It
appears that the clerk has long practiced an ingenious system of forgery.
A number of alleged accomplices have
also been arrested.
Afterooon 3 to   5
Evening 8 to 10
Admission 25 Cts.
N   W YEARS DAY
Open in afternoon 3 to 5.
0. D. J. CHRISTIE
Money to Loan at 8 per cent.
Insurance Real Estate
FOR RENT.-Office Baker   st,"S15.6*
room   cottage,   $15;   7-room bouse,
Stanley   _.. $30; 7-room huuse, Front
st., S22 ; 4 and 5-room houses.
FOR SAIE ���2 lots,   Observatory   st,
$450; 5-room cottage,   $1050; 7-room
house, 82100.
Money to Loan at 8 per cent.
West Transfer Co.
Goal Am Wood
Best  Fir and Tamarac  Al
ways on hand.
All Kinds of Teaming and
Commission Work*
Offloe on   Baker Street
Tel
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
RAILWAY
EVENING.
WORLD'S SCENIC ROUTE
DIRECT LINE
WEST
Vancouver
Violoria
Seattle
Portland
San Francisco
St Paul, Chicago
ClANK Sc .MACDU.VAI.li HI. Cane, Jiunu
J A. Macdonaldl���Architects and smuerlu
tundontH, Broken 11 ill liluck, corner liiiks.-i and
Ward atroota, rs olsou
UROCEU1ES
A MACDONALD & Co.-Oorner Fron
��� and Hull Streets���Wholesale grocer
and Jobbers* iu blankoU, gloved, mitts, booU
rubbers, inuekiiiaWH uud miners' .juiidrloi*.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS.
J_>   lll'KiN.-i Sc Co.���linker Street,  Nelson-
. ���   Wkolcaulo dualeru in frus.li a d curer
meats.   Cold Storage.
WKST   KOOTKNAY   BUTCHER   CO.
Buker Street, Nelson���Wholesale dea
ers in freah una cured meats.
HARDWARE St, M1NINO   SUPPLIES
JAWKKNOK HAliDWAKK CO - Bake
J Street, Nelsou ��� Wholesale deulurs ir
hardware, miners' supplies, sporting goods
oto,
M'LACHLAN BKOS. (Successors to Van
oouver Hurdwuro'Co, Ltd.! Buker Street
Neltjon��� Wholesale dealers in hardware and
mining supplies, plumbers' und tinsuiitbs' sup
piles.
NKLSON   HARDWARE  CO.- Wholesale
IisuiilK, oils und glisHH; mechanics  tools
Agents foi Ontario Powder Works; arnumite
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS
rPUIlNKR, BEETON Sc Co.-Oornor Veruoi
X and Josephine Streets, Nelson���WhUe
Hale doulers in liquors, oigurs, und dry goods-
Agents (or Pubtit Brewing Co. of Milwauke'
and Calgary Brewing Co or Calgary.
H
UDSON'S HAY Co.-Wholosalo grocerie
and liquors etc., linker Streot, Nelnon.
LUMBER
NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILL-
OiHco cornor Hall and Front Streets
Nelson���Lumber, ceiling, flooring, and every
thing in wood for building purposes. Got oui
priceH.   Correspondence solicited.
ORu. SACKS AND TWINES.
ry GALLON fe CO.���Doalern in oro sack*
JL ��� and twines. Always a large stock on
hand. Telephoned. Room 44. K.-W.-C Block
CONFECTIONERY.
J    A. M'DONALD,   whota-alc and retail
���   Confectioner,   Tho largest mock of Con
fectionery in the Kootenays.
JOHN McLATCHIE
Dominion and
Provincial"*
Land Surveyor.
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NELSON B C
LODGE MEETINGg
A
NELSON LODGE   No. 23, A. P. Sc
M. meets seoond Weduesduv in
month.   Visiting brethern welcome
L O. O. F. Kootenay Lodge
No, 16, meets every Monday night
at   their Hall,  Kootonay stroot
Sojourning Odd Fellows oordlally invited.
John A, McRae, N.G.   D. W. Rutherford, V.G
Fred J. Squire, Per. Sec.
Nelson Royal Arch Chapter No. 123, G. R. C.
Meets third Wednesday. Hojourniug compan
ions invited. George Johnetone, Z. E. W,
Matthews, S. E.
EAST
Winnipeg
Toronto
Ottawa
Montreal
New York
via Soo Line,
and all U  S. points.
DECLARED A PIRATE.
Dutch Vessel Said to Have Smuggled
Munitions into Venezuela.
Caracas, Dec. 31.���Tbe official
Gazette publishes today a decree
signed by President Castro by which
the steamer Laberatador, formerly the
Ban liifili is declared to be a pirate.
The government ol Venezuela has
offered a reward of (10,000 and tbe
cargo she carries to the Venezuelan or
NEWLING & CO.
AUCTIONEERS.
VALUERS. ETC
Kootenay Street. Next Oddfellows' Ha
P. o. BOX 633.
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation.
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage.
Apply to G. L. LKNNOX. Bak.r St,
Nelnon
SPRAINS
Bruises,, Sore Back, Bums, Sca'ds, Neuralgia, Headsiches, Lumhago, Sore Throat and
every olher ailment where octward application ii wanted to give quiek Jelicf.
Mr. Mack White, the we.l known trainer of
the Toronto Lacrosso Team and Osgood Hall
Football Club writes: "I consider Griffiths
Menthol Liniment unequilled for athletes or
thoso training, lliave usod it with tho best
success and can heartily recommend it forstilf-
ness, soreness, sprains and nil forma of swelling
and inflammation.   Price 25oents.
Coraalobv J. H  VanstoucNelion.  U. C.
Tourist Sleeper Service
%--�� a ^ rtp Lv Revelstoke Wed-
r J\-\ I neaday, Friday and
J-"*w *     Sunday.
Lv. Dnuniore Jet. Monday, Thursday and Satnrdav.
Lv. KooteDay Ldg Friday, St. Paul,
Toronto, Montreal and Boston
llCCCT1 Leave Revelstoke
IA/ w" ^S I Mondav, Wednesday
���� M-_>_J a au_ Batm-day, Vancouver, Seattle, Cloast
STEAMSHIP SEEVI0E
VANCOUVER to Alaeka, Hawoii,
Ohio a, Japan, Australia,
Through liookiugs to Europe, via Atlantic Line
Prepaid tickets from all points at
lowest rates
For berths, time tables, rates and foil
information apply to.
J. 8. Oartkb,
Dis. Pass. Agt,
Nelson
E. 3. Ooylh
A. G. P. A.
Vanconvei
X       NKLSON LODGE  No.M, K. of P.
.$/��\{\moets in K. of P. hall, Oddfellows blook
[?/3��yovoryTuosday evening at 8 o'olook.
All visiting knights cordially invite
Wm. Ikvink, C.C.
A. T. Park. K. of R. aud S.
Nelson Knca pment No. 7. Meeta every 2nd
and ith Friday of eaoh month, in odd Fellows
Hail, corner Baker and Kootenay stroots.
Nelson. A. H. Clements, C. P.; D. McArthu.'
R. 9.   Visiting brothers always welennm,
NKLSON L. O. L. No. 1682 meets in Fraternity Hall on lirst and third Friday ovonlnge
of cacn month at 8 o'clock. Visiting member
oordlally invited. W. W. Brad'ey, W. K.
A, Miuty, R. B.	
NELSON AERIK No. 22, F. O. E., meets
every second and fourth Wednesdays of each
month. Visiting members cordially lnvii,
Charles Prosser, flflnratary.
Kootenay Tent No. 7, K. O. T. M,, hold thoii
regular meetings in Fraternity Hall, I. O. O. F-
biook, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of eaet
n.ontb. Visiting brethren cordially Invited tc
attend. G. A. Brown, R. K.; A. P. Purdy, Com.'
It. J.Stool, D.8.0.
NELSON'S iJL'EEN NO. 2��i
SONS OF ENGLAND, meet,
let and 3rd Wednesday evenings o/
eaoh month at Fiatornity nail
corner of Baker and Kootona}
stroots. Visiting brethern oordlally Invltod.
Epwakd Magi.eod. Secretary.
COURT KOOTENAY, I. O. F., No. 313��
Meetings 1th Thursday of month. Fratorna
hall, J A Irving O R.  P. R. Fleming. R.8.
Nelson Court Star of Kootenay, A. O. F.
Meet* 2nd and   ith   Wednesdays ln every
month. Visiting brethren welcome. W. Mao
Millar C. R   1'olieil, MnLeod Sec.
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PATENTS, TRADE MARKS ud (MR1GBTS
obtained in all Countries
ROWLAND BRITTAIN,
Registered Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineer and Draughtsman. Bank of B. N. A. building,
Hastings St., Vancouver, B C.
Write for full particulars.
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Is Now in Full Swing.
WE arc too busy to prepare a specialised
add today. * We have disposed of our
business in Greenwood, stopped all goods in
transit to Greenwood, and taking delivery of
them here.   Today wc open 9 Cases of
Geo. A. Slater's Fine
Shoes,
50 Suits of Imported
Black Worsteds,
Three Cases of Hats.
These go at Sale Prices; not One Dollar of
Old Bankrupt vStock in this Store. All New,
Fresh and Up-to-Date.
In our feeble attempt in our Opening Announcement to impress thc fact that our Great
Sale is Real and Genuine, wc appear to have
revived a dream in the mind of a heretofore
unknown competitor; to have as it were,
stepped unintentionally on a puff ball. Wc
are sorry, but people now-a-days arc not interested in has-been's or going-to-be's. They
want an Iscr and Stayer. Judging from thc
business of thc last few days, our friends and
customers know that our Sale is as represented.
AH Goods Marked in Plain Figures.
10. 20. 25. 30, 40 and 50
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THANKS   TO      We desire to thank I
THE aOOD     you     all     for     the
PUBLIC        huarty   support   you
have given ns during the present   season.      We anpree.iite the many kindly
expressions that have been extended lo
MOKLEY AND LAINO.
It is gratifying to know thnt our
effort to improve the old store meets
with your approval. We shall en-
fleavor to retain your good feeling
towards us during tne coming year by
tilling your wants both us to ine'clian-
dise and price and the more frequently
yon use our store thc ssioner you will
be convinced ot th,'se (acts.
We wish you all a nappy and
Prosperous New Year.
MORLEY & LAING
BU0CE8SOBST0
THOMSON STATIONERY  CO,, Ltd.
NELSON. B.C.
Show P.oom for Mason & Risch pianos
IWVl"A*\V��W*AWWVI.VHA��
THE GITY
A son wus born to the wife of W. B.
Moss, superintendent at the gas
works, on Monday.
The Kokanee brought in a carload
nf ere from the Mollis Gibson mine
fertile Hall Mines smelter  yesterday.
Tlie first annual dinner of the Nelson Socialistic league will be held
this evening at B o'clock in Fraternity
Hall. A programme of songs, recita-
tions and jpeeofles will be given.
A grand carnival will be given at
the rink on Tuesday, January, 7th
under the auspices of tne Ladies Hospital Aid society, proceeds for the
benefit of the Kootenay Lake General
hospital,
Tlie funeral of   Walter   H.    (lallnp,
II. Clark, of Revelstoke, is visitinc
J, W. Holmes, of Mill street.
L. A Camp'ijll, manager of the
Wet Kootenay Power and Light company is at the I'.iair.
Lie Coombs ot Ihe Rossland Warehouse Transfer urimpany of Rossland.
is a guest ot the Phuir.
Alfred ('. Grrdc, manager of tht
Payn�� mine, | assed through the city
yesterday en route for Rossland.
Mr. Moran, of the Arlington mine,
is speeding the Nnw Year's in Nelson.
He reports everything looking prosperous in that sectioo.
The Miner force ieturns thanks for
a box of excellent Havana cigars Bent
by the management of the London
and British Columbia Gold Fields,
limited.
L. Musson, who has been with McPherson and McCammon for the past
six months, leaves this morning f��� r
Rossland to take Ins old position with
Paulson Hi os.
At the Queens hotel a very sumptuous lunch of suckling pig, oysters,
and many other delicacies were served
last night to the large number who
assembled there to watch lhe old year
out and New Year in,
Thomson's Landing will soon become but a liai-.v recollection in name,
as from today it will be known as
Beaton, Application has been made
to the postmaster-general to have the
name of the postotlico changed also.
William Thompson, assistant manager of the Le Roi No. 2, Rossland-
Great Western, and Kootenay mines,
arrived here last night nnd is quartered at the Phair. This is Sir. Thompson's first visit to Nelson aud he is
much pleased with its appearance.
He reports that matters are picking
up in Rossland.
ln yesterday's issue of The Minor
the Canadian Drug and Beck compauy
had an advertisement calling attention   to a piano for sale.     During thc
Qr~
Destroy the
Cause,
Nyou
Remove the
Effect
Newbro's Herpicide kills
the dandruff germ which
causes falling- hair, and,
finally, baldness. No other
hair preparation kills the
dandruff germ. Stop dan-
druff, there'll be no falling
hair, no baldness.'
Dickinson, N. D��� HOV. 8,*M.
Havo bflen ttalnu Herplolde, and havo used
about oiie-thtrilssfn 81 noulis, uml anil Hint
It (Idea ML uml isvi-ii more1, lliun you claim for
It. lt not only deans),., tlio msiilp from dun*
itrulf nnsl prevent* tin- linlr from iaUIhk out,
lull promotes a now growth. lift vo only u led
tho quantity ms.titlssmil, anil have more '.air
on in v liisaotliun 1 tm vi' hail for years. I also
llnsl tout It keeps tlie hair Hoft ami ulossy.
KnwABD llolsls.
For Sale at all Flrst-Clus Drug Stores.
 so
See Our LWindow
Twenty-five per cent discount,   the
best value ever offered.
Patenaude Bros.
JEWELERS.
3 &
IJ. J. WALKER
WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY
AND- PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
THE NEW YEAR.
who died nt Balfout on Monday,   will   , ,   .
,    ,   ..... .      ,        ,, idaj   the   stoie   of that compauy   was
lie held this morning from the steamer |,   J,, ,   ._���_���_��_���_
Kokanee   to   the   city   cemetery,     D.
McArthur   and Co., having  charge of
���lie undertaking arrangements.
At the meeting of the Liberal association yesterday W. Rutherford of
the Canada Book and Drug Company,
as the alternate delegate appointed to
the convention and not D. W. Rutherford, who is not a member of the
association.
At the Nelson record otlice during
1U01 there were Cfl.'i locations of min-1
cral claims entered, 1,205 ceiticfiat"s
of work issued. M certierintes of improvement grunted, 333 bills of sale.
23 notices, 13 agreements, and nine
powers of attorney recorded.
I). R. Young, managing director of
the Similkameen Valley Coal company, limited, is in the city, having
just return rd from a visit through the
Slooan. He reports that he found
things in a fairly prosperous condition and that lie was very successful
in disposing of shares and lots of his
oompany The shares of the company
whieh are now Belling for 50 cents are
advanced to $1 today (January 1st)
and to $1.50 on February 1st.
At the record olliee yesterday tho
following location was rccor.-'ed,
Oriel, on the north slope of Hidden
creek, by A. MeDougall, J. E. Mills
transferred a half interest each to 1),
A. McLennan and D, M (lark iu tile
Ino fractional, consideration nominal; A. McDonald transferred a one-
third interest iu the Elk mineral
claim claim on Gatrlty creek to M.
Kealey. consideration nominal; an''
M. Kealey transferred the same third
interest to J. J. Mclluiigall, consideration $85.
A. E. Bloom, of Thc Miner staff,
yesterday received news from Dawson
City to the effect that a strike of considerable prominence had Jjeen mnde
on Thistle creek. Tbls creek is one
of the tributaries of the Stewart river
aud is located lull miles from Dawson.
Mr. ltloom is interested In one of the
claims on Thistle creek, His information is to the effect that on N.i 17
olaim above discovery that a stiike
that goes $1 to the bucket had been
made. The bedrock ii 118 feet deep
and there is 14 feet of good mnek over
tha bedrock. Mr/Bloom is very much
pleaseil over the news of the strike
and says he intends to have his claim
operated during the coming open
season.
On Saturday last a middle aged man
was notice acting rather strangely on
the south bank of the river about four
miles below thc bridge at Kootenay
crossing, by some boys who live at a
ranch nearby.     They
besieged by persons wishing to Bee or
to buy the instrument and before the
afternoon it had been sold. Tbe inference is easy to draw.
Captain J. R. Gilford, manager of
the mining department of the Hall
Mining and Smelting Co., has received
a check from Robert Ward and Co.
for 82,012. being the Northern Assurance company's proportion of the loss
caused by the burning of the board
ing house at the mines of the HaU
couiany, A. G. Gamble is tho agent
| of the Northern Assurance Co.
John Ayton Gibson was yesterday
placed in charge of the Nelson post-
office by W. II. IJorman, postal inspector, and has taken full hold of tbe
office this morning. James A. (liker,
the retiring postmaster, has ably filled
the position since 1SS&, and his many
friends will regret hia retirement. The
tirst postoffice was In a tent located
between Hume's store and Government street. The mail was then
brought tn weekly and came dowu the
Columbia river and across to Nelsou.
The winter following the summer of
the establishutcut of the postoffice here
the service was cut down to a fortnightly one. Mr. Gilker has kept
steadily to his post ever since, giving
general satisfaction to the public,
Mr. Gibson, the new postmaster, is a
business man of ability and may be
relied on to ably conduct the affairs
of the postoffice.
How It Was Ushered in Last Night
in Nelson.
The old year went out and the new
year in, with some noise here in Nelson. When the hands of the clock
came together at the figure 12 there
was heard the rattling ol firecrackers,
the whistling of steamboats, the ringing of bells and ihe sh nits of many
on the streets, wbo had remained up
for the purpose of being on hand
when the great dial of time would
point ont the fact that a new year had
been just born. When the clocks
ticked the flist second of the 19U2
mind clasped hand ano hearty wishes
for the prosperity and success during
the year were expressed, songs were
commenced and there was much cheering In a moment tho Kalavtion army
appeared ou Baker street and while
it marched along it played a lively
air. In the saloons the glasses
clinked musically against glassos and
the revelers wished each other many
returns ol the same day. Some of tbe
imbibers stated that tiicy hud a superstitious belief that whatever a man
waa engaged iii when the new year
commenced he would continue to do
to a very large extent for the icmain-
der of the year. If this belief is true
some of those who congregated there
the schooners were being' unloaded,
on the bars, will, indeed, have a
merry time during the next 305   days.
Invest $5 at once and make $15
profit by 1st January, 1002. What
more do you want? This can be done
by purchasing 10(1 shares iu the Simil-
akmeon Valley Coal Co., JUtd., of R.J.
Steel.
AT THE HOTELS.
Phair���Robert Irving and wife,
Kaslo; W S Drewry, New Denver; J
0 Drewry, Rossland ; Chas W Busk,
Kokanee creek; Henty Roy, liossand ;
Alfred C (iarde, I'ayne mine; H V
Green, Wm. Thompson, Lee Coombs,
L A Campbell,  Rossland.
Hume.���J Grin, .St.
Hall, Silverton; II
Grand Forks.
Thomas;   M   B
B    Mucklestou,
Come to the (Jueeu's to see thc old
year out and have your last and best
lunch of the old year, your first and
best lunch ol the new year. It will
be Boir.ehing swell. Don't miss it;
bring your friends; come early and
stay late.    The Queen's I The Queen's!
'��ll��M*iM��ll*|ll*|ll*>ll*ill>ll*|ll*ill*|ilO''��ll>Mail*illBll��llt>ll��ll��'l>ll*iMt|''
The Canadian Bank of Commerce !
With Which Is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
HEAD OFFICE-TORONTO.
Paid up   Capital,   $8,000,000;    Reserve   Fund,   S3,000,000!
es Over $65,000,000.
B. E. WALKER, aeneral Manager.
Aggregate Resources Over $65,000,000,
HON. GEO. A. COX, President
London Office: oo Lombard Street, E. C.
New York Ottlce; 16 Exchange Place.
And 68 branches] iu Canada and the United States, including!
BRITISH COLUMBIA
ATtm Greenwood Nklson Bandos
Cranbrook       Kamloops Nbw Westminster  Vancouver
Kkhnik Nanaimo Rossland Victoria
YUKON nlSTRICT-DAWBON AND WHITlTrlORSE.
UNITED STATKS-Nkw York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Skaowav,
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits Received and Interest, Allowed.   Present Bate 3 l'er Cent
Nelson Branch.
GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
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P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
MEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
m_i>***** ��� ��� ��� -S!v��
Branoh Markets ia Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Thrtrs Forks, New Denver and. Slooan City,
Order* by mall to ���*>�� branch will have carotid and oratnat attention.
Confectioners toys for tlic little ones
nt McDonald's.
NELSON OPERA
HOUSE
Friday, Jan. 3, 1902
ONfc NIGHT ONLY
The   Rossland    Amateur
Theatrical Troupe
Will produce the  laughable  Three
Act Comedy.
CONFUSION
THE  CHINA  HALL |
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It will pay yoti to call and inspect our stock of &
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| Crockery,; Glassware,* Fine China, J
Lamps, Etc., Etc.,
We have a very Choice line ot Christmas  Goods,
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Notice to Our Gustomers
GIVEN AWAY
With each purchase from $10 to $25  one
handsome   Oil-   Painting.    Over   $25   a
large Oil Painting.
This Is for One Week Only.
D. M' ARTHUR & GO.
REISTERER & CO
Brewers of Fine Imager
Beer au4 Porter.
DROP IN AND SEE US
H.lonn   Tt. O
QneonH���T M Gngncr, Sandon; N P
Watson, (1 S Wallicr. Chicago; O Mc-
Waberton, Philadelphia; F A Dewar,
Osliawa.
Grand   Central.���.7   L   Clark,
Lawrence, lt Benson, Ymir.
K  1)
LOUSIER F1SHINU KIOHTS.
St.   .lolins,   Nfld.,     Dec.    31.���The
Anglo-French modus viventli covering
the lobster   question   on   the  French
turnedi   home I s'1"re of NowfouB<11anl'i expires today,
and told their parents anil the lather
went down to see what was tbe mutter. Ue saw tracks in the snow
branching off the raU towards the
river and folli>\ved them to thc bench
where they ended, with no return
trail, 'lhe snow was thick right to
tbe water, so that the stranger could
not have walked along the beach
without leaving a mark. The boys
said the man was clenn shaven with
the exception ot a moustache, but had
not noticed (low he wa* dressed beyond the circumstance that ho was
���fearing a corduroy cap.   The plaoe is
the last day of the year. It is not
known what course will be adopted
with regard to the future of this
question, Newloundland is not desirous of renewing the measure unless it
be required by imperial exigencies.
The condition of affairs in South
Africa weighs largely with the colonial government in deciding whnt
action will be taken in tliiB matter.
ADMISSION 50 AND 75 GENTS
UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED.
Ottawa,   Dec.     31.���Fred   (Jook,   n
well known newspaper  correspondent
here,   was unauiomuBly elected mayor
a, short distance above the upper   falls J of Ottawa,   the last   opponent  having
vt the Kootenay. | resigned this morning.
IMPERIAL
HOTEL
LATE SILVER   KINO HOTEL
Finest and Best Bar In tho City.
The best Brands of Liquors
and Cigars.
On tho American or European Plan
Tho Restaurant Ik In  charRe of CHEF
MOllltl-'SKY, w 'II knoniRS u steward uf
the boatfl ou thu ruinrniju Ulver.
JOSEPH HARWOOD,   -   Proprietor
CALEDONIAN
LIQUEUR
IN THISTLE SHAPED BOTTLES
��� IS  THE ���
Leading Scotch  Whisky
A. B. HEYLAND,
P. L. S.
KASLO.  B. C.
Mineral   ���*;�����<! and mines suiveyed.
ASK FOR IT.
E. P* Rithet & Oo*, Limited
VICTORIA, B. 0,
__.' J3*  (jTitA. JL   Repi����onu[lv
P. O. Box 621
Nelson
NOTICE
THE DELMONICO
After this date will be under the
management of J. W. Tramill who
has purchased a half interest in the
business with J. P. Foreslell. The
kitchen will be in charge of the latter
and again the union cards are in
sight.
HOT WAFFLES AND GOOD COFFEE
A   SPECIALTY.
First class butter, Maple Syrup and
Cieam Always on hand.
Try The Delnionico
The Waverley Hotel
J. N. DAVIDSON, Prop.
Are you in   want?   If   you are, tel. Rates $1.00 to $1.80 per day.   First
lhe people, through   The  Miner want eluss Meals, 35c.    Next door to Opera
column, what   you aro   in   want   of House.   P. O. Box 210. Telephone 147,
You'll get it. Victoria St., Nelson.
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Nelson, B. C.  K
H. & M. BIRD
BROKEN HILL BLOCK.
Honey to Loan Oa Improved ltcat Estate
1st HorlEUKi'H at 8 per ceut.
POR SALE.
$800.���Shack   and   lot   on    Carbonate
street,   between Cedar and Park
streets.    Cash $1;"0, balance easy
terms.       ^~"
$050.���Four   roomed   house and lot on
Oore street.
$1,050.���Mix     room     honse   on "Mill
street,    close   to  Josephine; bII
modern    improvements.       Cash
$750; balance terms.
FOB  KENT.
$8 00���Four roomed honse, Hume
Addition.
S22 00���Seven roomed house, corner of
Stanley and Mines road.
$20 50���Furnished cottage on Viotoria
street west.
J15 00���Four roomed house on Stanley
sti eet.
$13J)0���Cottage, corner of Ward and
Uore street.
$18 00���Five roomed house on Robson
street, close to tram line; modern improvements.   "".!, I
Certificates of Improvements
NOTIUE.
Homestake and Hollaes Mineral
Claims, situate in the Nelson Mining
Division of West Kootenay Distriot.
Where li Bated: On the west side of
the Morth Fork of Salmon river, near
Ornigtown
Take notice that I, J. D. Anderson
P. L. Si, of Trail, B. C, ngent for The
Copper Farm Gold Mining and Development Company, Limited, Non-
Personal Liability, Free Miner's
j Certificate No. U50708, intend,
sixty days from the dute hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for
Certificates of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of
the above olaime.
And further ti.ka notico thnt aotion
uuder section 37, must be commenced
b' fore the  issuance of such Certificatt s
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November,
A.D.1001. J. D. ANDERSON.
GALT COAL
For domestic or steam use.
A full   supply  always  on
hand.
Kates to  all  railway and
lake points
\V. P. TIERNEY,
General Agent
Tel. No. 265.
Office ��� Two doors  west
C.P.R   offices.
J* 0, GWLLL-IM, B-,  Sc,
MINING- ENG1NEEB.
Late of Geological Survey of Canada.    Six years experience in B. C
mining districts.
Baker Stre�� Nelson. B. C
i\ O. GRKBN        Y. 8. 0LBMENTo
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineers and Provincial Land
Surveyors.
Cor. Kootenay & Victoria sts. Nelson
P. O. Box 145 Telephone 283
SOCIALISTIC  LEAGUE
NO- 48
The above   will   celebrate   its  FIRST
ANNUAL   DINNER   on   New
Years Day in
FRATERNITY  HALL
Dinner Served at 8 O'clock p. m.
Tickets for the same can be had on
application to Miss Merrill. J H
Matheson, A Lackey, J Coxhend, J I)
Moyeror at door. Admission $1 for
lady  ana   gentleman.
OALL ON THS
NELSON WINE CO.
and tor a bottle, a dozen, or a barrel ot
CALQARY BEER an lt Is the twst, and
ohoapest on the market. Also try out
WINES,    LIQUORS     and    CIGARS.
PRANK  A. TAMBLYN. M.*.....
Telephone 93 Baknr t. Ne
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE.
Partepin Mineral olaim, situate in
the Nelson Mining Division of West,
Kootenay District.
Where located   On Porcupine Creek,
'IAKE NOTICE thnt I Theodore
Beauohamp, acliug ns Bgent uf Frank
Desaulnier, free Miner's certificate No.
B483I9, and E. S. Lnrsen, F. M, 0,
1142571 intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tbe Mining
Kecorder for a ceitiiicate of improvements for the purposo of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
Aud further take notice Unit action,
under section 37, must be oommenced
before the issuance of such ceitiflcate
of improvements.
Dated this 8th day of November
1901. T. BEAUCUAMP,
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
Littel Perl Mineral Claim, situate in
the Nelson Mining Divifion of West
Kootenay Distriot.
Where looated : On Salmon river, 3
miles south of Ymir.
Take notice that I, F. 0. Green,
noting asagent for Emma A.
Kami, Free Miners' Oertiticale No.
B82260 intend, 00 days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Reoorder for a Certificate of Improvements for thu purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above olaim.
And further take notice tbat action,
under seotion 87, must be commenced
before tbe issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day of October, A. D.
1901. F. O. GREEN,
Concentrator For Sale Cheap
The plant now contained in the
buildings ��t Thunder Hill. Upper
Columbia lake, consisting of oue 50
ton concentrator, complete, with
engine, boilers, etc. For further particulars aply to A.S. INNIS, Victoria.
sold by All Newsdealers
Furnlahac Monthly to all lovers of Song
and Music a vast volume ot New, Choice
Copyright Composition* liy the most popular author-, ��4 P��K���� of Piano Music,
halt Vocal, half Instrumental���ai Complete
Pieces for Piano���Once a Month tor as
Cents. Yearly Subscription, ta.oo. If you
will send us the name and address ol Viva
performers ou the I'lanoor Organ, we trill send
lou a copy of the Magazine Free.
Certificates of Improvements
NOTICE.
Jupiter, Katie D. Green, Ingersoll,
Last Chance Hamilton and Liiidou
Fraction Mineral Claims, situate in tbe
Nelson Miniug Division of West Kootenay District.
Where looated���Od Jupiter Mountain,
near Craigtown.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. D. Anderson, P. L.S., of Trail, H.C. agent for Iho
Katie D. Green Gold Mining and Development Compauy, Limited, Non-
Personal, Liability, F.M.O. No. B55u7H,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements for the purpose of obtaiuiog Crown Grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice that notion,
under section 87, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates
ot improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November,
A.D, 1001. J. D. ANDERSON.
(tubus
j. W. PIPPER, Publisher.
��� Locust*U., Philadelphia, Pa.
Certiiicate of Improvements
NOTICE.
Copper King Mineral Claim, situate
inthe Nelson Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.
Where loouted : On Craig Mountain,
near Craigtown.
Tnke notice that I, J. D. Anderson,
P. L. 8��� of Trail, B. O., agent for
Mrs. Katio D. Green, F. M. O. No.
B55072, and Joe Bernard, Esq., Free
Minei's Certificate No. Bii0340, intend,
sixty days from the dnte hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the pin-
pose of obtaining a Crown Grant of ihe
above claim.
And further take notioe that aot ion,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the isHiance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November,
A D. 1801. J- D. ANDERSON.

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