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Daily Edition No. 1294
Nelson,   British  Columbia, Wednesday,   March 19, 1902
Eleventh  Year
MONGOLIAN
PHEASANTS
Ghat With J. F.
Who Well Knows Their
Habits
These
in
Birds Would
the Vicinity
:  Nelson.
Thrive
of
Among the guests at the Hume
yesterday was J. F. McNaught, of
Spokane, Mr. McNaught at one time
enjoyed tho distinction of being the
ownei of more Mongolian pheasants
than any man on the North American
continent. This fact is important tu
the Tourist association of this city for
the reason that the intention is to
stock the vioinity of this oity with the
beautiful game birds. A group was
sitting in the Hume hotel last evening
composed of 3. Fred flume, William
Hunter, Mr. McNaught and a Miner
representative. When the asemblage
had disposed of the liner war, settled
the question of lead n-liuing, and determined on what the relation of Canada
should be to the Mother Country, tne
question of stocking the section
aiound Nelson with game birds came
np, and Mr. McNaught said : "You
should introduce the Mongolian
pheasant bere. He is a game bird and
can make a living anwyhere you put
him."
"What do you know about the
Monoglian pheasant?" asked Mr.
Hume.
"I do not pretend to be an expert
on birds, but at one time I was the j
owner of an island in Puget Sound
which had more Mongolian, pheasants
upon it than any other piece of
ground oi line size in A.ncnca, The
story is rather a long one, and if you
care to listen I will tell it to you.
"Ho on, go on," said Mr Hunter.
' 'In the seventies Mr. Denny was a
member of the Multnomah Kod and
Gun elub of Portland, Ore., and early
in the eighties bo was appointed by
the president of tho United States as
minister to Korea. As he was an
ardent sportsman he continued to bunt
while he was in the Far Gust and
during these trips he killed many
Asiastic pheasants. He saw tho possi-
biliies of the birds and remembering
the friends of the Multnomah Rod
and Gun club he gatheied togehter
about three dozen ot the pheasants
and sent tbem across the ocean to
them. Thero wore Japanese golden
and silver pheasants and Chinese golden and silver pheasants. A portion
of the birds were placed in the Willamette valley, near Portland, and the
remainder wero put on Protection
island and the club agreed to pay a
certain sum each month for their
eare. They increased rapidly and
throve wonderfully on tho island,
which has au aroa of 400 acres, until
there was considerably over a thousand of them,
"Aftor a time the Kod and Gun club
tired cf paying for the care of the
birds and they reverted to the owner
of the island.
"In duo course of timo,along in 1888
or 18811, Protection island became my
property; as a matter of faot, I had to
take it in payment of a debt. I built
a handsome bugakw with a large
sitting room and five or six bfjdrcoins
aud used to tnke my Seattle friends
down there tc shoot. Sometimes we
wold stay foi a week and when there
were eight or ten guns in tbe party we
would kill as many as 250 birds io
that time. The birds breed very fast
raisig from 13 to 1G chicks at each
sitting and the shooting did not seem
to decrease their number, They are
the gamost bird I ever saw aB they
can live anywhere. At timos the snow
would oover the island for over two
weeks at a stretch and birds shot at
the concision ol tho storm were just
as 1st as they could bo. They are ablo
to scratch down through the snow to
obtain food."
''Would theji be able to live along
the arm of the lake here?"
"I am certain that they would thriva
in this section. The Tourist association should send to Portland and get
about a dozen pail and turn them out.
I'll guarantee thnt tho weather will
not kill thoro. Of course a law should
the hunting would be splendid. What
you want, h iwever. iB the Mongolian
pheasant. I mean tbe red Mongolian,
Ue is the hardiest and I believe
would thrive in the Yukon. He is a
great rustler and can make a living
under the most adverse circumstances.
McNaUght | Why they tunred a dozen out inthe
, Willamette valley and they were protected by the law for five years They
,;ot to be a regular nuisance as tbey
walk into the barnyards and
whip the roosters. They have virtually overrun the entire valley and are
now shot regularly by everyone and
still they are plentiful. It would be
the same way here if they are given a
chance to multiply up to a couple of
hundred, as they are hard to kill out
once they are firmly established. They
make splendid shooting.
"The Tourist association could nut
make a wiser move than to get a few
and put them out to grow,so to speak.
" \t one time we had about 7,000
chickens on Protection island. We
built a brooder 210 feet long aud 30
leet wide and put in a lot of incubators. We had seven largo compart-
meuts in the brooder and the chickens
after they were hatched were shifted
from compartment to compartment in
each of which they were given a
different kind uf food and treatment
until they were 'old enough to be
taken out. Next they were placed in
a dark place under a largo barn
where they were fed all that they
could eat and where they conld not
move around much and tbey became
as tender and juicy as it was possible
for them to bo. They made nice broilers and we sold them in Seattle aud
Tacoma for fs a dozen. We made
money for three years Then they
began to send frozen chicuens from
the east and to sell they for $3 a dozen
and we could not compete and had to
abandon the enterprise.
Next we fitted up the brooder as an
immense pigeon bouse and doon we
I** several thousand pigeons, We
had arranged to supply the gun elu bs
with live pigeons for shooting
tourneys. A pact of the island was
devoted to raising grain, but the
pigeons wonld swoop down on this
and destroy the shoots of grain as fast
as they came from the ground. lie-
sides this they would eat tho grain
away from the hogs when we fed
them. The pigeons became such a
nuisance that we had to rid ourselves
of them.
I disposed of the island several
years ago to a Seattlo firm and I do
not know what the ultimate fate of
the pheasants was but I am certain
that they must still be plentiful
there, concluded Mr. McNaught.
LIE DIRECT
WAS PASSED
LEAVE FOR SIGNAPORE.
R. W. Macfarlane and Frank P.
Clark, of Ymir.passed through Nelson
last evening on their way to {Singapore ; Joseph Pitre left on Sunday and
Joseph Manson, of Rossland, the
fourth man of the party, will leave
today. Tney will meet at the coast
proceeding to their destination together by the Empress of Japan. From
Singapore they will journey to the
native state of Kelantan, where their
work will be. They have been en
gaged by the Duff syndicate, an English company operating in the Malay
peninsuln, and will prospect along the
range of mountains which run down
to the termination of tho peninsula.
The climate is not a healthy one but
there are said to be good indications of
mineral in several portions of the
native state referred to. Mr. Macfarlane is a mining engineer and is
going out in thut capacity to work for
the company, the other go as prospectors.
POST OFFICE ANNEX.
Excavations on the site to be occupied by the annex of the postottl ce
wore commenced yesterday, and today
the oflice will be moved from its old
position out into the street where it
will be stationed nntil the completion
of tho work. As mentioned in yester-
duy's Miner it will probably bo several weeks before work can be commenced on tho main building owing
to tbe low water in the lake, making
it impossible to get the barges of
marble close into the city wharf
where the derrick is situated.
AGED CLEUdYMAN DEAD.
Lynn,   Ont.,   March   18,���Rev.   W.
Burnett,    a   well   known     Methodist
minister,  died today, agod 78,
A COSTLY PRIVILEGE.
Montreal, March 18.���W. II.   Bouri
.not,   son of Sir John Hcuriuot,   today
be  passed   to  protect them for   about       ., ��1S o()0 for ��� seat on tho Montreal
three years.     At the  end of that time ] P
the wood, would be full ol them  and j Stock Exchange.
Members of Imperial House
Exchange Acrimonious
Epithets.
HOW PEACE
CAME ABOUT
Blue Book  Issued  on  Set-j
tllng   Ghlnese   Indemnity.
Corruption of Remount De-j
partment Again Under
Discussion.
London, March 18.���Tho debate this
evening in the house of Commons on
tbe motion of the Liberal leader, Sir
Henry Campbell-Bannerman,yesterday
for the appointment of a select com-
rr.itte to investigate the whole commercial history of the South African
war, including the contracts for the
purchase ol remounts, meats and
forage and the contracts for freight
and transportation, eallod out several
aerimonous exchanges of remarks.
Reginald McKenua (Liberal) commenting on the remount department
declared that widespread corruption in
the horses purchased had been dis-
losed in almost every country on the
globe.
Lord Stanley, financial secretary to
the War Office, interrupted Mr. Mc-
Kenna with an angry denial of a
specific charge regardiug the purchase
of horses in Spain. Be said the statement was maliciously false and proofs
of the assertion made were demanded.
Mr. McK'euiiu said he took his facts
from tho report of the comptroller and
auditor general. The imputation of
malice was wholly false, bnt it was
only   part   of   the, .jogus  defence   in
Inch the government was then
engaged.
Mr.Lambton, Liberal unionist, ''ow
Sir Henry Campbell-Uannerman's fire
by declaring that tho leader of the
opposition, bv his reckless language,
had takon from muny people, the consolation of feeling that their relatives
who had died in South Africa, had
fallen honorably in the service of
their country.
To   this Sir Henry repiled   angrily,
I give the most complete and most
circumstatial denial to every word
that the honoiable gentleman has
said." This statement caused confusion in the house and cries of
'"withdraw," but Sir Henry refused
to withdraw his remarks and Mr.
Larahton said his language to Sir
Henry referred to methods ot barbarism and similar talk about the concentration camps and other matters.
The speaker, Sir William Couit
Gully, interrupting exclaimed, "Both
gentlemen are out of order." Mr.
Lambton thereupon apologized, but
said that utterances such as he had
quoted were gravely injuring the
soldiers in South Africa and the houBe
ought to demand an authoritative
declaration of the opposition's attitude on thiB question.
Mr.Mortou,advanced Liboral, joined
in the attack on the government. Ho
declared that the losses on transport
of each column in South Africn
amounted to from ��70,000 to ��100,000.
When challenged regarding his authority for the statement, Mr. Norton
said that Mr.Broderick,war secretary,
had ordered a departmental committee
to investigate the matter and had then
pigeonholed the evidence.
Sir Henry's motion was rrjeo'od by
a vote of 346 to 191, tho .big majority
eliciting loud ministerial cheers.
Great   Britain   and   United
States Carried Their
Point.
METAL QUOTATIONS.
London,March 18.���Lead ��11 10s.
New York, March 18.���Close���Bar
silver 54 l-2o; Mexican dollars 43 1-4.
Copper dull, 12 1-2cto 12 3-8c. Lead
quiet.
FROM SOUTHERN PACIFIC.
Montreal, March 18.-J. F. Mowlcr,
of the Southern Pacific railway, San
Francisco, has been appointed master
oar builder for the C.P.R., vice Wm.
Apps, resigned.
BUYING STEEL RAILS.
Montreal, Marcli 18.-The Grand
Trunk railwn" has placed a 25,000
ton steel rail order with an English
company and the Canadian Pacifio a
30,000 ton order with a German firm.
BRAZILIAN DEAD.
Lisbon, March 18.���Admiral Custodio
do Mello,   who headed  tho   revolt  of
the Brazilian navy in 1893 is dead.
London, March 18.���Coincident
with the news of alarming rebellions
in three provinces of China, the
Foreign office here today issued a
voluminous blueboob dealiug with thc
protracted negotiations between
China and thc powers from Maron 28,
1901, to Sept. 7, 1901, when the final
protocol was signed. One striking
quotation, peculiarly apt to the present far eastern situation can bu extracted irom a despatch of tne British
ambassador at .St. Petersburg, Sir
Charles S. Scott, to Lord Lansdowne,
the Uritish foreign secretary, in
which Count Lamsdorf, the R'fsian
Foreign minister, is quoted as s .'ing
he was pleased at tho fact that the
llritish government was desirous of
hastening a return to normal conditions in China, but ne declared thc
possibilities of fresh outbursts of anti-
foreign fanaticism.
Throughout tho extended negotiations on the subject of the amount,
divsion aud method of payment of lhe
Chinese indemnity, Great llritain and
tho United States appeal on tne blue
book to bave worked hand in band,
though opposed by all the other
owners. After learning the adverse
attitude of tlie continental powers
towards the American proposition to
reduce the indemnity Jo ��40,000,000,
Lord Lansdowne instructed Sir Ernest
Satow, the Bntisn minister at lekin.
that tho figure errdd on the side of
1 berolily, though he was quite ready
jo agree to a more moderate reduction, Russia and other powers ttrenu-
ously held out for a joint international guarantee of the Chi new
loan.
This appears to have formed the
rock on which the powers almost
split. Lord Lansdowne refused to
hear of a guarantco and Sir Ernest
.Satow cablod as follows: The United
States is firmly opposed to any international guarantee, Mr. Kockhill, the
United States special commissioner,
states tbat the president is most
anxious tu bring about a reduction ir,
the indemnity. Personally Mr. Rock-
hill is disposed to abandon the limitation to lorty millions if the powers
would agree on a declaration iu favor
of reducing the amount.
In this, as in moat of the cardinal
points, Anglo-American diplomacy
triumphed, though the American proposal to submit the indemnity question
to The Hague court of arbitration met
with refusal on all sides including
Great llritain.
Gerald Lowlher, then secretary of
the Briiish Embassy at Washington,
now British minister to Chili, sent
an interesting despatch to Lord Lansdowne on June 10, 1901, saying that
Mr. Hill, assistant so-cretary of state,
had told him that the Russian and
Fronoh ambassadors wero strongly
and repeatedly urging the United
States not to oppose any incrcaso I n
the maritime customs of China and
that they wero also using every effort
to induce the United States to agree
to a joint guarantee loan. Mr. Hill,
according, to Mr, Lowlher, said that
he waB not agreeable to a general increase of the maritime Customs,
though he night agree to an increase
in the duties on ceitain articles, and
be told tbo ainbausadors of Fiance and
Russia that congress woula never
consent to assume the financial
liabilities of guaranteeing a loan.
Tho bluebook contains only ono important reference to Manchuria. Thc
British ambassador at St. Petersburg
writing to Lord Lansdowne quotes
Count Lamsdorf, April 12, 1901, as
Baying that the Czar adhered unswervingly to his intention, so frankly and
frequently dcclarod, to withdraw Russian troops nnd restore Manchuria to
its former Chinese administration so
soon as tne normal state of affairs and
the reinstatement at Pekin of a legitimate and independent central government, capable of maintaining order
in tbe empire, permitted the  Russian
The British minister at Pekin, July
2. 1901. summed up a long series of
Impel ia! decrees promulgated for the
purpobe of reforming abuses, by Haying: "They may be regarded as the
lirst step in the right direction. But
the decrees by themselves will not do
much to remedy the existing evils.
What lies at the root of tbe present
administration is tbe sale ot posts and
the merely nominal salaries which
compel the mandarins to accept irregular Eourco of income. If China succeeds in shaking off tbis incubus, she
will have achieved what nu other
nation, afflicted by a similar curse,
lias every jet accomplished."
PHOENIX PIER BURNED.
Steamer Burned and One Officer
Missing.
New Yora, March 18.���The pier of
the Phoenix line, in Hoboken, was
destroyed,by fire tonight. The steamship British Queen was totally destroyed several lignters burned, the
fire threatened the Campbell store and
or a time it looked as if the flames
would reach the Holland-American
line docks. The Maasdam, of the
latter line, was towed safely into tlie
stream. Mon wbo were on tho docks
and on the British Queen when the
fire started.assert that the chief officer
of tbe Uritish Queen is unaccounted
for.
The fire started at 8.34 o'clock near
the end of the Phoenix piei, nearest
the North river, among cotton bales
with whioh the pier was covered. The
dames ran in all directions until the
whole structure which was a wooden
one, surmounted by a frame shed
was enveloped.
The steamer British Queen, owned
by the Phoenix people,was tied to the
south Bide of thc pier and the flames
leaped to her upper decks. Those
decks were covered with cattle pens
which, being built of light timber,
were the means of at once spreading
tho fire over tne steamer. There wus
no chance to cut her loise from her
berth until about 11 o'clock when tugs
laid hold of her and got her into midstream. Her crew had a narrow
escape.
At midnight rumors were rovivea
that there had been loss of life by the
Are. The Btories came from the
mouths of I'HiKstiu.emei], who claimed
to have seen from 12 to 15 men struggling in the water alougsido the piers
when the fire Btarted. Whether they
got out safely or not could not be
learned. The quartermaster of the
Queen said some ol tbe crow of the
vessel were asleep in the forecastle
when the fire uegan, and if this was
so they might uot have esoaped as he
did.
CHARGES OF
MISCONDUCT
Smith Curtis Moves for an
Investigating Committee.
Says Premier Used C. N. Subsidy to Sell His Railway.
(gPBOIAL TO THE -uim:h.)
Victoria, March 18.���Don. Smith
Curtis today made a definite charge
against Premier Dunsmuir and the
rest of the ministers in connection
with tbe railway deal, and will tomorrow move for a committee of
enquiry. Tlie charges are- tliat Mr.
Dunsmuir was enabled to sell tho E.
and N. railway for a larger sura than
would otherwise have been obtained
through tho subsidy to the Canada
Northern, thus reaping a Urge advantage. He also charges alt the members
of the executive with grave misconduct and gio��s nnd wilful neglect of
duty in employing Mr.Groi" shi bis as
agent for the goverment while he wns
acting as the representative for Mackenzie and Mann,
The address was carleri by a voto 18
tu 19 and Mr. Ilelmcken's motion to
amend the address by declaring for
the re-enactment of Mongolian legislation was defeated on same  -ivision.
R. Ii. Green moved ttie adjournment of the debate on the address in
order to get it on the order paper, to
discuss the redistribution bill, but tho
government resisted this, Hon. Jos.
Martin acting as spokesman.
The new chief justice, Gordon
Hunter, was s-.voru in piivutcly, at
bis own request, by Judge Wulkem j
only the deputy registrar io addition
being present.
The Liberal executive appointed at
tbe late convention met this morning
and adjourned till 8 tonight. All tho
members are sworn to secrecy. '1 here
seeuts   no   reason to   doubt   that   tbo
portfolio of provincial secretary is
being kept open for W. W. II. Mc-
Innes, though tiio appointment may
not take place till tbe session is over.
II. M. S. Phaeton, which recently
returned from Honolulu, leaves on
Friday morning on a trip around Vancouver island tu search for wreckage
from tho missing sloop of war Condor.
QUITE UNINTENTIONAL.
Editor Brierly Satisfactorily Explains
A Libel on Quebec Legislature.
Quebec, March 18.���James Brierly,
editor of the Montreal Herald, was
summoned beforo tbe bar of the legislature today to explain how it was
that the Herald bad published an item
about two weeks ago practically saying that the assembly co.ibl be bought
for $30,0(10. Brierly explained tbat
tho item had crept into the paper
without passing the scrutiny of any
responsible editor. As noon as It was
detected the press was stopped and
the item in question out out. Thero
was no intention of reflecting on the
honoi of any member of the legislature. Thc explanation was accepted.
HIS RECORD WAS BAD.
evacuation.
Sentenced to Ten Years For Stealing
Eight Bushels of OatB.
Cornwall, Ont., March 18.���Melvln
Hall, a Dund.is county desperado, who
for some time past has been leading
a career of crime and tenorizing tho
county, was today sentenced to 10
years in Kingston penitentiary on a
charge of a stealing eight bushels of
oats.
FITZSIMMONS DELAYS.
Oakland, March 18.���Billy Delnney,
manager for Jim Jeffries, stated today
that if Fitzsimmons did not come to
terms regarding the selection of a
reteree, and the choice of a olub, he,
acting for Jeffries, will open negotiations for a fight between Jeffries and
Sharkey.
SLAVE DEALERS KILLED.
Mozambique, East Africa, Marcli 18,
���Tho Portuguese troops captured 169
slave dealers and killed 50 others nt
Pemba Bay recently,when tbo govern
ment forces attacked twelve strongholds of tbe slave doalcrs and liber
ated ���,()() slavos.
NOT PROVIDED FOR
Iu regard to the letter in The Miner
yesterday regarding thu advantages of
a measuring station for wood, so that
it would be under inspection,the sumo
as is coal, a city official yesterday informed a reporter ��bat under present
conditions there was no provision in
the Municipalities act to allow of the
city's exercising such supervision.
Thore are only a few dealers in the
city who handle coal, but anyone is
at liberty to sell wood apparently,and
to keep track of all who brought it in
and to sec that it was measured would
be a difficult business. Tlie coul is all
brought into the railway yard by
train, whence it is an easy matter to
take it to thu weighing station, hut
most of the cordwood nrought into the
city comes iu by boat. The extra
hardling entailed by this would
necessitate u still higher price than Is
at preseut the caso.
MADE PBOFITABLD DEAL
Sunie time ago a syndicate of Nebon
peoplo obtained tho ownership of
dredging rights ou the North Thompson river a few miles from Kamloops.
Thc bed of tlio river has been exploited with the result that evidences were
found that thu enterprise of dredging
for tbe gold thero wns likely to provo
highly profitable. The syndicate has
recently sold its rights to an English
company on terms that yield excellent profits. Thc purchasers intend
to have two dredges at work within a
short tunc.
KILLKD BY BTBBBT CAR.
Montreal, March 18.���James Lcg-
gntt, a well known citizen, was killed
this evening whilo crossing St. Catharines stroet, by being struck by an
electric car.      Hu was 06 years of age.
GRADUALLY SINKING.
Capotown, March IB.-focil   Rhodes
is weaker tonight.
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SQUANDERING OUR HERITAGE.
There is a considerable criticis'n of
the contract between the Oanadian
Northern railway and the provlnc,
and it is contended, and rightly, tuo
that too much land is to be given
under it. It is believed lhat the pro
posed land grant is excessive and is
considerably rrjoie than what the
people would oe willing give if they
were appealed tc and could vote on
the question. The clause exempting
the land of thc oompany from taxation while it is in its possession is
another objectionable feature, as if
the land is taxed, the same as private
holdings are, the oompany would be
willing to part with it sooner and
would accept a reasonable price for
it. If not taxed the company
could afford to hold possession of it
till the settlement and improvement of
the ureas adjicent to its holdings
would make the latter more valuable
The system of giving away large
areas of tne public domain and of
companies refusing to sell it for years
perhaps has retarded considerably the
development of Ilntish Columbia
This cuild be obviated by compelling
companies benefited by public grauts,
with certain reservations for tovvnsites
and for terminal facilities, to sell thn
land for the same price that is paid
thc government for similar land, If
this wero dine there would bo no
retardment of tho agricultural and
pastoral development of the country
and there would be no objections to
giving the public domain to aid bona
fide railroad enterprises. The grant
tho Canadian Northern amounts to
about eight millions of acres. The
Canadian Pacific railway already
owns about lour millions of acres in
Ko.itenay and Yale, being tho laud
grants for the several brandies of that
system running through these two
aistricts. These represent only a portion of the land that has been given
away to railway companies. The
grants take in so.ie of the best land
in the province.
It is time to call a halt to the indiscriminate and thoughtless gifts hy the
provincial government of thc heritage
of the people. Tho bid effects is seen
in the large quantities of farm products which haves to bo brought into
tbe piovince annually because farmers and stock raisers find it difficult to
purchase lands from the corporations
whioh own tbem, The bargain with
the Canada Northern I ail way company has to bo ratified by the legislature and before this is (lore either
the land graut should be cut down or
the provision should be put in the
grant compelling the oompany to accept government prices for thc land.
Wo are fostering the railway intei-
ests at the expense of the agncutural;
that Is to say, we are placing the land
in such �� position that its first cost
will prevent it from being occupied
for many years by tlio farmer, as ho
will go where the land is cheaper in
preference to settling in this province
where tbe corporations will exact as
high a price as possible. While Brit-
ah Columbia has considerable land
that is unfit for cultivation or stock
raising, still there aro large areas of
valley land now lying 'die which if it
could bo acquired ut reasonable rates,
would soon be yielding bountiful
crops or be used for cattle raising and
adding wealth to the province.
JamcB .7. Hill, whom Elbtrt Hubbard calls the strongest personality in
the United States, has the following to
say on the importance of agriculture:
"The railroad Interest in tbis country
are not the greatest, after all I The
agrijulti-i'il Interests are tho most important. They reps-rented one-half of
the population of tho United States,
one-half the capital, and about all
the patriotism, religion and feeling
there is."
While in llritish Columbia.owing to
the immense areas of mineral Hearing
territory, the mining industry is destined to be the paramount on��, agriculture should assume largo impoit-
ance, and nothing further should be
doue to handicap it in the way of
giving away the bist Ian'1 to railway
corporations. Railway      building
should be, and could be with mere
advantage to the commonwealth, encouraged in some other May. It is too
often tne ease that the heritage of the
people is bartered away for souie'hing
that is only a little better than a
mess of pottage.
I'S BAY
A  HACIAL PROBLEM,
COMPANY.
1NCORPOHHTBD   1670.
I
OUR SPRING
ANNOUNCEMENT
In tho strife ui parties in the provincial leigslature it looks as if Ihe
question which has for jears been
considered one of the utmost importance, the exclusion of Orientals from
this province, will be no further advanced tban it was last session. Both
the government and the opposition
are committed to exclusion, or what
it is expected will mean practical
exculsion, the passing of au act on
the lines of what is known as the
Natal act. Such an act was passed,
and in operation it was found to be
effective, at the session of 1901, but
the Dominion government has seen fit
to disallow it. The matter again
came up in the form of an amendment
to the speech from the throne. It is
clear that a majority of tho members
of the legislature are in favor of re-
enactment and that a vast majority of
the people are, although it must be
admitted that there are some who conscientiously are not, and it seems unfortunate that difference of formality
should intervene to prevent the will
of the majority of tho people from
being carried out.
The argument of the Dominion government that the act should be ilis-
allowed for imperial reasons does not
seem to rest on a sure foundation. It
looks more likely that the action has
been taken rather in deference to the
supposed wish of the people of Eastern Canada, who as yet do not understand the important bearing of the
question on tlie future of British
Columbia at the present time, and if
the present rate of immigration continues will eventuality on that of the
whole of Canada. The similar act
passed in Natal was not disallowed
neither was a more stringent one
passed by tho colonies of Australia,
though the enactment of those
colonies are reviewed by the Imperial
government. In Australia Asiatics,
even if born as llritish subjects, are
not allowed to take up their residence
there. The fact is uncontrovered that
it is next to impossine for the Asiatic
raees to ever become assimilate.! witi
the Canadian people, they can, therefore, never become in mure than form
British subjects, nnd their continued
immigration wonld fasten on the
country a people whom we consider,
and who as we view things are, inferior to'u-s, and would build up in
thia province a social problem similar
to the, as yet, unsolvable problem of
the colored race in the southern states.
For a short timo without Orientals
there might be a little inconvenience
to some through the lack of people to
do certain kinds of work but surely
the ingenuity of the Canadian people
is sufficient to solve so small a difficulty. The people of Eastern Canada
built up that section without Mongolian labor.
Intimation has been given that the
governmont intends ^bringing in a
measure on similar lines to that passed a year ago and in ease it does it is
to be hoped 0at the friction of parties
will not prevent it frcm passing if it
will meet the desired end, the keeping out ot practically all Orientals.
In this matter it lies with the people
of this province to give any who may
nteifete to understand that the interests of British subjects are paramount
to the, as yet, theoretical assumption
of what would be the result in diplo-
matij rolations. That exclusion would
influence trade has been proved erroneous io the case of the United Staes
which has not found its trade with
China to have fallen off, but on tbe
contrary, to have irxreaseirremark-
ably, though for many years the
Chinese have been excluded from that
country.
We wish to call your attention to our immense
stock of
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and Novelties
In making our selections this season we have endeavored to choose a stock which will please the most delicate
tastes You will find the finest assortment of both Imported and Domestic goods in the country. New goods
arriving daily.
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Trust and Savings Bank.   Han Fr-mrltco-Kirst National lUnk.   London.   Emtv-Bank nf
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and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
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deposits and on Saving Hank accounts.
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New Yohk, Jan, 3,1901
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Avon Springs, N. Y, Feb. 1, 1901.
Drs. Taft Bros. Medicine Co.
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(JMINIJ  WHEAT AT HOME.
of which rrust be exported. Not a
sorap or residue of tne wheat must remain in file country. One (Utileuity
experienced was to get rid of the bran
but this has been overcome.
This   is   a   plan    similar   in   some
respects to that of sending   silver-lead
ores   to   tho   United   States from   tho
Kootenays to have tbem reduced. It is
taken   in   in bond, but as there is  oo
duty   on   silver   the   latter  metal   iB
-���"~���" allowed to remain in the country, but
The   millers   of   Mimnapolis   will   the lead,   on which the United   States
suon secure what they   recently   peti-  collects an   import   duty,   has   to   be
tioned tho Federal government for, the  shipped out cf the United States.
right to import Canadian wheat.griud-      So far as tbe   milling   of   Canaeain
ing   it into flour snd by-products  and   wbeat is concerned there should be no
exporting   tho    manufactured   article   necessity for going   through   nil   this
without the necessity   of wailing   for   foru, an(] f���SSi    if the American mills
the payment of lebates of duty or   for  can tnin Canadian   wheat   into   flour
paying any   duty whatever.     The 0.   and export it and moke a profit where
S. treasurer, it is stated in a dispatch,   j, the necessity for allowing tuis to be
has directed   the   collector   to   sccura   (i���UB?     __e   mining   can he dono   in
tne necessary bond required under the   Canada   qnite   as   cheaply   as   In the
treasury   regulations.    According    to j United   States  and with the splendid
these lOgulatlons one entire Hour mill ! water power which is available nearly
must be set aside for tlie manufacture I everywhere it should be done for even
of export Hour mado  from wheat from j less coil.     All   the   Canadian   wheat
Canada.      It is specially piovided that i tbat   is   turned   into   flour   should he
nothing but tbis kind   of wheat   must; milled   Bt   home so that the profit   of
he ground in thc    bonded   mill.     All i the operation should remain where the
importing and exporting must, be done   wheat   is  grown,     A few   more Annr
under the supervision ot a storekeeper ; mills should be built   and   then   there
of customs.   Certain regulations are in j would   bet   no   necessity   for  sending
force   thnt   require a uarefnl account-  grain into the United   States in   bond
ing for all flour   and by products, all  in order to bave it groune.
EDITORIAL NOTE5.
������_���. -gr
A year ago the site of Elko, East
Kootenay, was a wilderness and now
it ia big enough to hold a celebration
and purposes giving one on May
24th. This incident shows how
rapidly the towns in the west grow,
once it is found that there is a uces-
sity for tlieir existence.
The tri-weekly <mpeiial limited
trains to cross the continent over the
Canadian 1'acific railway during the
coining summer will consist almost
exclusively of palace, sleeping and
dining ears. They will carry neither
mails nor express, which will be
transported on the regular traiuu. Tho
new trains will be magnificently
equipped and similar to that in which
the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall
traveled when they made their historic trip trora ocean to ocean across
Canada, The trip across the continent
will bs made in something less than
10(1 hours.
NOTICE
Subscriptions taken for the Nelson Daily and Weekly Miner at
publisher's prires by J. F. DEL-
ANEY, New Denver,  B. C.
CROWN BRAND
Be Sure and Get the Genuine.
| Lawrence Hardware Company 1
B Scle Agents, ��� Nelson, B. C. 3
lauiiiiiuiiiiiauiauiiiiiuiiii^iiiiuaiiiiiiiuiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiij^
GOOD   GOKING   COAL
has been discovered on the
Similkameen   Valley   Coal    Company's
Property.
COKE OVENS TO BE ERECTED
On the i ^th instant I will offer for sale the Company's stock at $1.10
PER SHAKE, payable $10 monthly per ioo shares. ' A further advance
will take place on April 1st,    Rush in your orders.
REGINALD J. STEEL,
Nelson, B. C. Official Broker
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that I intend
to apply at the next sitting of the
board of license commissioners for the
City of Nelson to be held after tlie expiration of thirty days from the date
hereof, for a transfer of the retail
liquor licenso now held by me lor tho
Royal hotel, situate on Stanley street
in the Oity of Nelson, on lots 3 and 4,
block 211, subdivision of lot B6, group
1, West Kootenay district to Sol Johns,
nf tne City of Nelson.
J. LOVliLL SMITH.
Witness: D. A. McFarland,
Hated this :27th day of February,
1902.
Atlantic S.S. Sailings
From SL. John, N. B.
Allun Uno Pailsfon March 211
Allan Linu Corinthian April  5
Beaver Line Ijuko .superior April 11
Beaver Lino Garth Castle April Uj
Allan Linu Btoamcrtf call at Halifax two days
later
Frcm Portland
Dominion Line California!! April 12
Dominion Une Colonial.    April 2(1
From New York
Cunard Line Campania March 2!)
Canard Line Umbria April .
White-Star Line Teutonic Maroh 2ii
White Star Line Oceanic , April  9
American Une Philadelphia Maron 2li
American Line St Paul, April  2
Red Star Line Morion / March 2!��
Red Star Lino Haverford April 19
Continental tailings of French. North German Lloyd, H. A. P, and Italian Lines on application.
HATKS-Saloon faros   $42.50,   and upwards
reoond $3o and upwards according to steamer
a-'d location of berth. Steerage quoted on application. Prepaid passages from Kngland and
the continent at lowest rates.
II. L. BltOWN,     W. Pt F. CUMMINGS,
City Agt. Nelson.      Gen. Agent, Winnipeg
RELSTERER & CO.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter,
Di.OP LN AND 8EK U8
*""on B, Q
I Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited.
YABDS   AT   KKLSON" AND  ROSSLAND
MILL AT 1'OHTO BlOO SIDING,
Rough and
Dressed  Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
A-I White Pine Lumber Always la
Stock.
Wo carry n complete Block of Coast Flooring
Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, tisuiti ano
Doors. Special order work will recoive prompt
attention-   Mill orders solicited.
Porto Rico Lumber Co.,
LiniTBD.
Head Offloe���Hamlrvx nnd Vorpnn .c. Nel-on
SILVER KINO MIKE
Will pay tbe highest oash prioe for all
kinds of fleoortd haud Roode. Will bny
or sell RoythirjR from an anchor to a
needle. Fcrnitore, stoven, oaiporW,
cooking ntonsils, bought in honsobold
qnantitius. Also oast off clothing.
Oall and pen me or write. Addieefl
Silver King Mike, Bo*. 21)0. H��JI
Street, Nelson,  Ii. C.
H.&M.BIRD
Real Estato, Fire and Life Insurance
Money to Loan.
Houses to Rent in a'l parts of the
City.    See list at  entrar.ee to our
offices, next to  McArthur's Furniture store. Nelson   Daily  Miner, Wedxes -ay, March 19, 1902
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I     MINING NEWS.     |
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The Triune iu the Lardeau has been
bonded by C. \V. AlcCrossan. It is
bis intention to put tlio Triune in
with the Metropolitan mineral cairn,
thu3 giving his company control of a
developed mine and a promising property. Mr. McCrossan and associates
own the Vulcan smelter wbich was
recently installed at Ferguson and by
the purchase of the Triune tlie plant
is assured of all the ore neeJed to
keep tbe plant iu operation.
The new manager for the Northwestern Development Co. is on his
way in to the Lardeau, Bays the
Trout Lake Topic. It is expected that
the company will commence on their
long tunuel on the Cainhorno group
which will tap their proporty at an
immense depth.
Maloolm McMillan is placer mining
on Big Creek running into the Arm a
mile from Comaplix He is clown to
bedrock and is gotting considerable
gold.
J. Lewis has sold his interest in the
Diamond Jubilee, in the Lardeau, lor
a considerable sum of money.
Slops tlie Cough
and Work* off Hie Cold.
Laxative Btomo-Quinine Tablelp curo   a cold
none day.   NoOure, noPar.   Price 2o coats.
DOMINION APPROPRIATIONS.
Mr. Oallihor Discusses Proposed
Armories For His Riding.
British Columiba matters were before the House of Commons on March
10 when tbe appropriations for the
province were discussed. In the
course of the procedings it was shown
that British Columbia is now third in
the amount contributed to the
Dominion revenues, but it comes far
behind that proportion in the amount
of money expended wiihin the province. Hir Hiobert Tupper and W A.
Galliher spoke on this point and in
reply Hon. Mr. Taite said to wait till
next year. Among the items voted
were $2f>,000 for the Nelson post office,
bringing the total for tbat building
up to 1(40.000, and $12,000 for thu
Rossland building, making a total of
$41,050. There was a total of $30,700
for arniorieB which was made up oi
sums for repairs for those alieady
built and part for four new ones, at
Nelson, Revelstoke, Knslo and Kamloops. No arrangements have yet been
made for one at Ressland as that city
naa not provided a site, which has beon
the nsual practice in this province,
though not throughout the rest of
Canada. All these armories ore in
Mr Oalliher's district, and in tbe discission which arose he took an active
part.
He said: I made the request for
tbem, and made it pretty strongly,
too. You must not forgot that the
district I renresent is nearly equal in
area to the Bettled part of the province
of Ontario. So, if I have foul
armories in my district it dots not
necessarily follow that they are very-
close together. We in British Columbia are in a different position from
the people of On'ario. A great part
of our country ia mountainous and
we require not only armories but
places where we oan drill summer and
winter.
I do not think that any honorable
gentlemen who bave been in British
Columbia will say that money spent
in armories in that province is not
well investetd. We are pretty well in
the wilds, but we have a few citizens
in that province who like to bave reasonable accommodations as well as
you in the east And Colonel Hughes,
wbo is a colonel in militia himself,
well knows that we sent from British
Columbia to the South African war
quite a number of men���probably a
larger number in proportion than
anv other pail, of Canada.
Col. Hughes: "And good men,
too."
Mr. Galliher continued: And good
men, too. And we want to keep up
our credit. When wo have men enterprising enough to band together we
want to encourage them to do so. I
have been associated with thc militia
myself for a number of yoars, and I
can speak freely in the matter. 1
know what is necefsary, and I agree
with the suggestion thrown out by
Mr. Bennet (who had spoken earlier
in the debate) that they not only want
a place in whicb to store arms, but a
pi' co to drill in, and also a place in
whioh to meet for social intercourse
A place of this latter kind is very taking in a western city, because we
have lew places in those little western
towns where the men can meet together to read the newspapers and
magazines and have a little social
chat after their drill.
Now, I am pleased indeed with the
generosity of Mr. Tarte and Dr. Borden in giving us a drill shed in that
community. True, we pay very
heavily iuto the Dominion treasury
from the province of British Columbia, and we feel that in tho past wo
have not been getting what we are
entitled to. I do not know as I would
go so far as to say with one member
from British Columbia tbat we are
still complaining Wu say, howevsr,
that in proportion to tbe revenue we
pay into the Federal treasury the
expenditure made hy the Dominion in
that provinco is very small. Ilov-
evcr, I have nothing to complain of
in connection with th^se drill halls
tbat are being established in my
district. I thank the miuistei for
meeting my request in this matter.
I will say this, now while I am on
the subject, that in the town of Nelson where I live myself, the appropriation will not build a drill hall there,
even according to specifications, and
I call the special attention of Mr.
Tarte tu the fact, because I mean to
approach bim again for morn money
iu connection with the Nelson drill
ball, We have Riven in tll> town of
Nelson two lots within the fire limits,
and you all know there is a law
against building a certain class ot
building within tha fire limits. We
have givou two h.ts worth tour or five
thousand dollars as a free site to the
government for a drill hall. The hall
cannot be built cf wood, as I believe
is the present intention,for the reason
that the city will not permit it to be
built of wood. I am meroly throwing
out the suggestion, so that Mr. Tarte
may be prepared to see me come to
hirn again to ask for a sum in the
supplementary estimates which will
be sufilcient to allow us to put up
such a building as the city bylaws
will require within the fire imits.
Stop now, think it over, better ex-
amice our shoe stock���The Wallace-
Miller Co., limited.
QUEEN OK HAYTI.
The Queen of Hayti, the big colored
organisation which comes to tbe
Nelson Ope,a House tonight is a
musical comedy and not a minstrel
production. The difference in overy
resueot from tbat produced by any
colored company that has ever visit"- d
the west. Unlike most musical
comedies, it has a plot sufficiently
intricate to admit of many surprises.
Tbe action of the piece takes place
on tbo Isle of Hayti and is founded
on historical facts during tbe war
with the French in 1854 and during
the Spanish invasion.
Hcniiutte, "Queen of Hayti," with
the assistance of Gen. Toussant La
Overture, Napolean Bonaparte, a
stranded nebrew and u Tramp are the
principal characters. The artistic
work of Frank Kirk, as Tod Hunter,
the tramp, and Harry Gillam as Blot-
sky, the stranded Hebrew, is said to
be thc cleverest character work ever
done hy colored artists. Around these
two characters centre the comedy of
the piece. Every opportunity is
afforded by tho various situations for
the introduction of clever specialties
in a legitimate manner. The piece
abounds with catcbj music, tuneful
choruses and novel drills.
Thu scenery is ail special, and the
costumes are within keeping of the
time, 1854, giving the effect of the
times of Napoleon. A grand chorus of
thirty trained voices is carried in
addition to the specialists.
During the action of tbe piece, a
number of high class specialties will
be introduced by "Craton" the
world's greatest juggler and hoop
whirler. There are also the "Grundy
Trio" in their latest song and dance
sketch.
The sale of seats for the Queen of
Hayti opened at 10 o'clock yesterday
and over 100 seats have been disposed
of. The company which is a large
cilored organization are coming in
from Grand Forks by a speoial train
which is expected to reach Nelson
about noon today. They will make a
street parade at 2.30.
Fine      American     shoes���Wallaec:
Miller Co.
AT THE HOTELS.
Hume.���H. A. Turner, Silver King;
C. F. Caldwell, Kaslo; H. Fisher,
Montreal; A. S. Chambers and wife,
Toronto; G. W. Beer, Spokane; J.
F, McNaught, Silverton; L.A. Thurs-
tun, Slocan; VV. H. Alworth, Toronto;
II. B. Davy, Chicago; T. W. Holland
and secretary, Grand Forks; D. P.
March, Ainsworth.
Phnir.���W. G. Robb, Whitewater;
Will E. Gladwish, Montreal; T. H.
Allice, Victoria; W. V. Hunt, Bonnington; Mrs. H. 0. Ferris, jay P.
Graves, Spokane; R. Williams and
wife, Spokane; Bernard MacDonald,
F. G. Stevens, 0. T.Jackson and wife,
Rossland,
Grand Central-A. Trevarthon,
Greenwood; J. Stewart, Ymir; J.
Johnson and wife, Spokane; J. T.
Freeman, Ymii; J. B. Winlaw, Win-
law's Siding; J, P. McDonald, Ashcroft; D. Rathbun, Victoria.
Queen's���R. Canning, M. C. Canning, Sandon; Mrs. H. Lambert,
Slocan Junction; D, B. McLeod, Rossland; D. A. Boyd, Arrowhead; D.
McLeod, Winnipeg; S. Glazou,
Rossland,
Bartlett���J. Campbell, Lardo; K,
Hind, Kaslo, S. Joynt, E. Gallagher,
Erie.
Madden.���A. L. Mcpherson, Whitewater; M. Monaban, M, O'Brien,
Granite.
Tremont.���A. Phillips, W. Burt, M.
Harrison, Eiie.
THE   MINER'S
WANT   PAGE.
FOR SALE OR RENT
Advertisement- lnxenod uuuor tnls head at
the rate of one oo-it. a word por InHortion. No
idvertliwmont taken for lean than 24 oent��.
Situation Warned advertisements inserted
three limes free of chance.
WHOLESALE
HOUSES
NELSON, B. C.
FOR    MALE   or   Rent���House, Silica
street, will sell   or rent,   furnished ; j AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
all conveniences.   C. E. Miller. ;	
,   ��� jAT KLSON   BODA   WATER   KAUTUKY-
FOR SALE���-Eggs for   hatching   lrom.xi    N.^M.Jpummlna-,tLuuaa���KTeg.ipowi
Barred Plymouth Rocks   and   Pekin
Duclii
plaota.
Hue.
choice   stock.       Strawberry
.John    iiougiiton,  Crawford
COTTAGB to Rent���Newly fitted, and
with all convenience!!, near business
centre.    Apply to J. II. Wallace.
FOR SALE OHEAP--|850   each, will
bey two well finished cottages 22x24
on Gore street, between Ward and
.losephine. Terins easy, for further
particulars cull nt Miner oflice.
FOR SAi.E���The Nelson Cafe, the
finest restauiant in tho Kootennys,
best location, 25 nicely furnished
rooms in connection. The best business proposiiiou in tbo district today,
(or full particulars write Nelson Cate,
Box 225, Nelson B.C.
FURNISHED rooms with   or without
board.     Apply     on   Silioa   streot,
second door west of VVard,
FURNISHED   ROOMS   TO   RENT.���
Applv   to   Mrs F. J. Squires, Room
40, K. VV. C. block.
WANTED
3. H.  LOVE,
Nelson Employment Agency,
P. O. Box 405. Phone 278.
Wanted���Waitresses. Woman Cooks.
Girl foi Housework. Railway men.
Boy to learn shingle packing. Cook,
$65.
WANTED���Shingle   Packer.     J.
Saywaid.
HELP of all kinds wanted and
furnished. Western Canadian Employment Agency. Large warehouse
lor storage; call at Pressor's Second
Hand store, Ward stect.
MEN WANTED���On     Crow's Nest
Southern   Ry.     Good   wages, long
job   Headquarters, Elko,   B.   C. A.
Guthrie Sc Co.
MISCELLANEOUS
INFORMATION WANTED. ��� Elliot
Footer Crafts,of Charles own, Mass.
write home as soon as you can as
financial interest await you there.
Very important.    I. Y. Crafls.
ENGINEERS, Firemen, Machinists
and iUectiicians send for 40-page
pa-uphlet containing Questions asked
by examining board of engineers to
obtain engineer's licence. Address
Geo. Zeller, publisher, 18 S 4th St.,
St. Louis, Mo.,   U.S.A.
Parties wishing Golf or any stockings
knitted or footed can have them done by
applying   on   corner   of     Ward   an
Victoria street, opposite postoffice.
OALL ON  THI
NELSON WINE CO.
und try a boUle, a dozen, or a barrel ol
CALGARY BEER aa lb Is the best and
cheapest on the market. Atso try our
WINES,    LIQUORS     and    CIGARS.
PRANK  A. TAMBLYN, Man**!*.
Telephone 93 Baker St. Nelson
CROUP AND WHOOPING COUGH
Griffith's Liniment in an emergency docto
that'fi ftlwayfl at hand arid never fails in thosr
diseases which s-i suddenly and uifxpcclcdlc
ndangcr the lives of children���let the attacks}'
come when thoy may, and with what soverit
they may, quick relief i^ assured.
tor sale bv J. H. Van stone. Nelson. Ii. Cl
SEALED TENDERS
Will be receivod addressed to me at
the Imperial Bank, Nelson. H. Q��� up
to and including the 21st day of
March next, for the purchase of the
plant, business, book debts and good
will of the "Nelson Miner," a dailv
paper published at the said City of
Nelson.
For terms and particulars apply to
Macdonald and Johnson, solcitors,
Burns Block, Baker street, Nolson,
B.C.
All tenders to be marked in the
upper loft hand corner: "Tender,
Nelson Miner."
J. M. LAV,
Manager Imperial Bank of Canada   at
Nelson
Nelson, B.C., Maroh 7th, 1(103.
IN   PROBATE
Estate of A. B. Gray, Deceased,
Take Notico that probate of the will
of the late Alexander Blair Gray has
been granted to Edward Albert Crease,
sole executor. Creditors aie required
to send particulars of their claims
duly verified to the undersigned on or
before the 15th April, 1(102. After that
date the executor will proceed to dis*
ti'bute the estate having regard only
to those claims of which he shall tnon
havo received notice.
Dated lStfa March, 1002.
CBEASE and CKEASE,
17 Tort Street, Victoria, B. C, Solicitors foi the Executor.
J. 0. GWILLIM, B-.  So,
MINING ENGINEER.
Late of Geological Survey of Canada.    Six years experience in B. C
mining districts.
Baker Strec Nelson. B. C
variety of soft drinks, I' o iiox 88. Tolophon
No. 31. Hoover Street, Nelson. liuttiers of th
fimmiH Au Leo'i Hot Spiings Mineral Water
UUOCMUES
A MACDONALD Be Co.-Cornor Kron
��� and Hall Streets���Wholesale grocer
and jobbers in blankets, gloves, initio, bout**
rubbers, muckinaws ami miners' sundries*
FBBSH AND SALT MBATC
PBUBN8 Be Oo.���Baker direut, Nelson-
���   Wholesale dealers in  fresh a      ourod
moats.   Cold St-ora^e.
WBBT   KOOTKNAY   BUTCHER   CO.
linker Btreet, Nelson���Wholesale dua
ors in fresh and cured meals.
UARDWAUK <& MliNINU   SUl'PLih.^
J AWHKNCK HAItUWAUK CO - Bake
J Street, Nelnon ��� Wholesalo daalais ir
hardware, minora' supplies, sporting goods
etc
M'LACHLAN BROS. Bakor Hi root NelHon,
B. O.,���Dealers in general harhware,
mining supplies, glass,  paints,  Portland Ce-
ini nt, tiro clay and Scotch  lire brink.   Agents
for YVilkinsund Oo.S celebrated bteeJ wire roue
Nf KLSON   HAItUWAUK   CO.��� Wholesa!.
i     paints, oil* und (th.**; mechanic*   tool-
Flsnlng Tickle and Spotting Good* a specialty
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS
rpUKNKK, BEETON & Co.-Cornor Vornoi
X and Josephine Streets, Nelaon���Whole
sale dealers In liquors, cigars, and dry good*
Agents for Pabst Brewing Oo. of Milwauke*
and Calgary Browing Co of Calgary.
H
UUriON'S BAY Oo.���Wholesale grooerle
and liquors eto., Baker Street, Nolson.
LUMBER
N'KLSON SAW AMD PLANING MILL-
Ofllco corner Hull and Front btruels
kelson���Lumber, celling, flooring, and evor>
thing in wood for building purposes. Oot oui
prices.   Correspondence solicited.
CONFROTIONBBY.
J     A.    M'UONAID,      Agi
*   Dairy Co. Ire Cream.
nt   Hazel wood
Kootenay Railway  :&,&  Na
Company, Ltd.
Operating
KASLO & SLOCAN HAILWAY
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD CO Ltc
Shortest and quickest route to the east and ai
points on tibe O. Ht Be N. nnd Northern I't.
ciflc Hallways iu Washington, Oregon ano
Southern States.
Time Card Infective Nov. 10. 1901
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
S:30 a. m. Lv. iKaslo Ar. 4:00 p. m
10:55 p.m. Ar. ttuudon Lv. LIS p. rn
Int Nav- & Trading Oo
NELSOYKA8LO  KOI IE.
fi;00 p. m. Lv.
9:10 p. m. Ar.
Nolson
Knslo
Ar. 10:.J0a. m.
Lv. 7:00 a. in.
Connecting at Vive Mile Point with NolHon
4 Fort -heppard Hailway both to and from
Kossiand, etc.
Tlckots sold to all parts tn United State* and
Canada via Great Northern and O. R. Be N
Co.'s liner),
Ocean steamship  tickets  and  rates vi   a
linen will bofurnishod on application.
For further particulars call on or address
ROBKKT IRVING
Vanncpir. Kafllo.B, C
G.K.Taokabury Atrent. Nelson RO
GREAT NORTHERN
RAILWAY.
NONE BETTER.
SOLID VESTIBTJLED TRAINS.
PALA0E DINING AND OBSERVATION
OARS -MEALS a la 0ARTE.
Close connection East and Westbound at Spokane with trains of the
Spokarje Fulls and Northern Railway,
D rect connection at Ht. Paul without change of depot with all trains for
Chicago, Toronto. Montreal, New York
and all points   East and South.
Leaves Spokare daily for East at 9:40 i "m
Leaves Spokane daily tor West at 7:20 a.m
Leaves Spokane doily tor West at 840 p-in
West-bound trains make direct connection for Victoria and Vancouver,
Portland, Han Francisco, and all point?
on the Sound.
During the season of navigation East
bound trains connect at Duluth with
themagnificentsteamships North-Wee.
and North-Land of theNortheru Steam
ship Company Line, operated in connection with the Great Northern Railway.
For further information, aps, fold
ers, etc., apply to auy agent of Spokane
Falls & Northern Ry., Kaslo Sc Slocan
Ry., Mooter ni Railway Sc Navigation
Co , or to
H.  BRANDT,
City Pass, and Tkt   Agt,  W  701   W,
Riverside Ave,, Spokaue, Wash.
G. K. TAOKABURY, Local Agent,
Nel bod. BC
West Kootenay Butcher Co
ALL   KINDS   OF
Fresh   and    Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE   AND RETAH
Fisn and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Man Avert.
K.-W.-C   Block, Ward Stkket, Nklson.
Orders by ma'l receive careful and prompt attention
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
With Which la Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
HEAD OFFICE-TORONTO.
Paid-up  Capital,   88,000,000;    Reserve   Fund,   M,000,0o0|
Aggregate  Resources Over 80��,IK)0,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President.      B. B. WALKER, Oenaral Mauase,
London Older:  6(1 Lombard Street,  E.  C.
New York Olllee; 16 Exchange Place.
And 08 brauchu* In Canada and toe l/nitoa :-;.,:*������, IncluniiiK
HKITISH COLUMBIA
Atlin Obkknwood Nklson H.iniion
Ckanhucob KAMI.OUI'8 new Wkstminbtkh   Vanuouvkh
Kkknie Nanaimo Hohhi.and Victoria
Yukon DISTRICT���Dawson ano wiiitk Horu
UNITED STATES���Nkw Yokk, San Kkanciscu, Skatti.k, Pokti.anh. Skaowav,
Savings Bank Department.
Depnaltfl Kocelvod and Inter,-hi Allowed,   Present Kate !l Per lent
Nelson Branch. GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
TWO SNAPS IN REAL
ESTATE
$1,000 will buy Oottage containing five
rooms and ',��o lots in Hume Addition ; beautiful view of the lake
from verandas.     Very eas.v terms.
$loo  down   balanoe   iu monthly pay
ments will buy a (5-roomod oot-
tiiue, all modern improvements,
I I-S lots. Clese lo Baiter street
and pleasantly situated, Full
particulars of
R. J. STEEL, Broker, Nelson, B. C.
THE DOMINION WIRE ROPE CO, Ltd.
MONTREAL
Manufacturers of BEST STEEL WIEE K0PE.
Tramway, Hoisting-, Mining Wire Rope.
Lang's Lay for Tramways and Uncle ground Haulage
Local Stock carried, estimates furnished.
H. E- CROASDAILE Ageut Nelaon.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale aod Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON. B. C.
a aCB       __t_____________b____t\      _______ _U
���niy* mr_fWWmrmrMf^t -+____*&>
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelaon, Kasl.
Sandon, Tnroe Forks, New Denver and Slocan Cit>
Order* by mad tn anv branch will have careful and ornroet attention.
LODGE MEETINGg.
A
NKLSON LODGE    No. 23, A. F. &
M. iiraete uecond Wodnoriday in
month,   Vluiting brothern welcomo
I. O. O. F. Kooli.imy LoriKO
No. 16, meetH ovory Monday niKlit-,
at   their  Hall,  Kootonay -t.'-c-tM
dojonrninfr Odd Fellows cordially Invltod.
W. H. Smith. N. G.; u. F. Motion, V. G.; A.
Loi'tjhuisL, Koc. Soo,
Spokane Fails Sl
Northern fTy.
Wejgon  & Fort
Sheppard R'v.
Red Mountain R'v.
Nelwon Royal Arch Chapter No. 123, G. H. (J.
Mcetn third Wednesday, riqjotirnliig commit.
iotta invited. George Johnstone, ��. 1. J.
Sims,   S. K.
.srnrX       NKLSON LOUGK  No.35, K. of P,
jfUjLmeela in K. of P. hull, Oddfellows block
���'''JvU^evuryTuesday ovonli.g at 8 o'clock.
"JMl visiting knightri cordially  Invito
Wm. Ihvink, C.C.
Hugh Stkvknb, K. of K. and 8.
Nolson Knca pmenL No. 7, Meots every 2nd
and ith Friday of oach month, in Odd Fellows
Hall, corner llakor and Kootenay streets
Nelson. A. H. Clements, C. 1'.; I), McArthu*
It. 3.   Visiting brothers always Welftnmfli
NKLSON L. O. L. No. 1(192 meets ln Fraternity Hall on first and third Friday ovening*
of each month at 8 o'clock. Visiting member
cordially invltod. W. W. Bradley, W. K.
A, Minty. It. a
NKLSON AKKIK No. 22, F. O. K., mooU*
every second and fourth Wednesday.* of each
m onth. Visiting meiubortj cordially lnvlt
Charles Prosser, Nonrotary.
BUFFET   PARLOR
CAR
Between NelsoD and Spokane
Nelson to Scuttle        -        21 hours
Nelson to   Vancouver    -    26 hours
Nelson to Victoria
26 hours
Kootenay Tent No. 7, K. Q. T. M., hold theii
regular meetings in Fraternity Hall, 1, O. O. F
block, on the lat und 3rd Thursday* of oach
11.onth. Visiting brothron cordially Invited tc
attend. G. A. Hrown lt. K.1 L)r. Ho.ho, Com
K.J.Stool, 0,0.0,
NKLSON'S UUKKN NO. 2*1
SONS OF KNGLAND, meeU
1st and 3rd Wcdncsduy evenings ot
ouch month at Fiaterniiy hall
oorner of Baker and KooUmuj
stroots. Visiting brothern oord-
iull) Invited.
Kdwaku MAOUCon. Secrotorr.
Nelson Court Star of Kootenay, A. O. F
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in ever)
Month. Visiting hrethren welcomo. V Mao
Milllan, C. P,; Herbert MoLeod _____
COURT KOOTKNAY,  I. O.  F., No.   81ft.
Meetings 4th Thursday cf month.   Fratorua*
hall, J A Irving C K.   F. K. Fluuiing. K.
For ilrst-clasH leather write
B. C Leather Co.
Vancouver, B, C.
Leave DAY TRAIN Arrive
9 iSO 11.m S|Milium-    7 :15 p.m
12 :25 p.m KoHHlnntl il80 p.m
10:80 a.m... .Mountain .1'Ml p. in.
li :l�� ii. m iN'l'Ihoii 6 ;45 p. lull. A, JACKSON, ��. P. & T.A.
Hpnkane   Waun
ti. K. TAOKABURY,
Agent. NVIxon. B.
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation,
hkad okfiok toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on StraiKht Mortgage.
Apply to O. Ii. L.KNNOX Uak.r Bt.
Nelaon.
JOHN McLATCHlE
Dominion and
Provincial'2^
Land Surveyor.
*6q
NELSON  R C
British  Columbia Agents for tho celebrated
"PMBTAN
Hool PieceH.
'PMBtAnC Sole
Kontf
Leal
her, Cut Soles and
Harness Leathern, llridlo. Saddle and Skirt*
illg loathor-*, Laoo and l>atlKO Leathers, Upper Leathers of all kinds
ManufuclurerH of Closed Uppers of all
kinds.
Shoemakers' Tooln and Finding*, Saddlery
Hardware, Hide-* aud Oils.
Catalogues uud price lints on Application.
F, O. UKEKN        Y. B. OLKMKNTrf
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineers and Provincial Land
Surveyors.
Cor. Kootenay _ Victoria sts. Nelson
P. O. Box 148 Telephone '1
I
��4K  m*m**r*f. Nelson Vails Minerr Whdnesdw, March 19, 190s
Choice Designs for
Dainty People-
WALL
PAPER
  i
The dainty colorings of this season's goods have never been
equalled. In choosing Wall Paper
you want the prettiest and best.
Vou can g-et a better variety of Designs, Tints and Colors in Florals,
Stripes and Ingrains with Ceilings
and Ilordcrs to match, at our store
than anywhere else and at prices
ranging from 7c. per roll up;
M0RLEY~& LAING
Booksellers. Stationers
NELSON. B. G.
Show Room fur Mason Sc Risen pianos
��� vrt��v\��v\rAV\v�� ��vwvvv��l
I THE GITY
���MArVWSMWWWr>AW*<MA\rV *
Judge Foritl held county court in
Rossland yesterday.
A daughter was bom yesterday to
the wife of Richard ilasUell, of Fair-
view.
An older was made on Monday for
speedy judgment in tlie case of Small
vs. Montgomery.
II. E. Macdonell, district freight
agent of the C. P. K., left hist evening
for Vancouver o.i a business trip.
J. F.liurne. barrister, of Ymir. who
has been in Nelson for the lust three
days 011 business, leaves for home this
morning.
II. I!. Cameron left last evening for
Revelstoke to meet the manager of
the Great West Life, Mr. Brock. He
will be away about a week.
A. 1!. McLaren, local ticket ngont of
the Great Northern railway, leaves
tonight on a trip to Vancouver,
Seattle, Portland and Sau Francisco,
The date of the Miners' union ball,
which had been postponed from March
IT has been fixed for tile evening of
Friday, April 4, a( Fraternity ball.
The Trades and Labor council will
hole, a meeting on Thursday evening
when tho matter of the approaching
convention will be up for action.
At the record otlice yesterday F. P.
Clarke transferred the Lisronre and a
half interest in the Staffa mineral
claim lo R. VI. Macfarlane, consideration nominal.
Peter Jenson was brought in hy the
C. P, U. on Monday evening from
Fire Valley to go to the Kootenay
Lake General hospital. He is suffering from pulmonary troubles.
A Chinaman was brought from
Kootenay landing on Monday suffering from a severe illness. Ho showed
almost no sign of life when taken
frocn tho staauicr up street in an express wagoc.
Henry Ferland, son of Arthur Ferland, who was operated on for appendicitis three weeks sinco by Dr. Ball
lias so far recovered that he will be
able to leave the hospital in a day or
two,
FOOD CURE
The True Way to Get Well
Tbe tales told of how food will
make people well are nearly always
interesting. A young lady in Cleveland, 0., says'. "I had an attack of
nervous prostration and Snail; had to
give up and gu to bed. Did not know
what t. as tbe matter with me. My
Physician told me that I should take
a trip, and a favorite Auntie, who was
at that time a visitor at my home,
urged mo 10 return with her. The
doctor aaid I might get out of bed in
a few days, and so, although I was
still very weak. I made the journey,
which was a short one,to Cleveland.
There I gavo out again and had
neuralgia b-uily in addition to my
other nervous troubles. While in this
condition I was urged t.j change mv
food and try Grape-Nuts, I had tiied
Grape-Nuts at homo but did not use
them right, having put hot water on
them, hut uud r thu advice of a friend
I started in on Grape-Nuts and cream
or very rich milk. That was a different story and I enjoyed the food
greatly.
In a few days I began to get strong
and lost tho desire to lio down. I forgot to tell you that I had been suffering also from dyspepsia, This gradually left when I had Grape-Nuts Food
for breakfast and supper.
Shortly after, I began to put on
llesh and went up from 11.1 pounds to
IM 1-2 in about six weeks. When I
returned home all my friends remarked on my improved appearance, and
the vigor and strength I had renamed
paid me well for mv food experiment.
In addition to strength of body 1
noticed B remarkable impiuvement in
my mental strength. It was a pleasure to me to read ard think and great
big worrits that would have put roe
jo bed in my former oondition slipped
oil as easily without oppressing mo
at all. Name given by I'ostum Co.,
Uattle Creek, Micb.
In the CRse of Sproat vs. Williamson
leave bas been granted Mr. Whealler,
solicitor for tho plaintiff to serve a
concurrent writ outside the jurisdiction. Similar leave has been granted
A. M. Johnson in the case of ltashdall
vs. Fauquier.
For thu Easter Holidays tbe K. Ii.
and N. Co.. will sell local round trip
tickets for one and cne-third faro.
The selling dates are March '-'Tib.
���JStli, -".ah and the tickets are limited
to return up to and including April 2.
Don't overlook ns in our new quart'
ers opposite Miner ofliee, Ward street.
Coul aud wo id, West Transfer Co,
We have just received out new
spring stock of Wall Paper, F. ,1.
llradley aud Co.
Excellent maps of the newly discovered Horsefly placers in Cariboo district, have been got out by those interested in the development of these
fields, A supply has been received at
the C.P.R, city ticket ofllco.
Men's and hoy's shirt waists and
colored shirts, latest American styles,
just received���Tho Wallace-Miller Co.
I). .1. Holieitson and Co., yesterday
completed the purchase of the remainder of the Bunyan furniture stock fur
a lump sum, Robertson and Co. will
conduct bus'ness in both their own
and the present Ihinyan premises for
a time at least.
Sec McLachlan Bros., windows for
step ladders, pas'ry boards, butter
spades, knife buards, etc.
Probate has been granted of the will
of the late Geo. Lavasseur, an hotel
keeper of Fernie, who died possessed
of an estate valued at 84,H74. His
widow, Sophie Josephine Lavasseur,
John R, Pollock and Thomas Stead-
men are the executors.
Raincoats, umbrellas, rul bers, new
goods, iust leceived; everything with
style, quality value, you'll find here,
���Tlio Wallace Miller Co.,  limited.
Leonard Scott, who has been for tlie
past four years salesman iu tlie meat
market of the West Kootonay Rutcber
company, leaves on Saturday with his
family for Chilliwack whore he has a
rauch to the cultivation of which he
will devote bis attention.
Beforo plreing your order for wall
paper it will pay you to see our new
designs, F. J. Bradley and Co.
The case of Kichfield vs. Harbottle
which has been through all the courts
of the province, is nearing the final
stages as an order was made ou Mon
day to enforce the judgment by tbe
sale of the real estate of the defen
dant. The property consists of some
lots in tbe town of Salmo.
When you have any team work or
want coal or wood call up 33 West
Transfer Co, olliee VVard street, oppo'
site Miner office.
Trunks, valises���Thc Wallace Miller
Co.
Charles Love, who was injured on
Saturday in tlio C.P.R. yards is still
alive and is in better condition than
since the accidtnt'occurred. There is
a slight chance of his recovery, but if
the favorable turn continues it will
still be some time before be is out ol
danger.
New Hats. New Hats. New Hats.���
The Wallace-Miller Co., Ltd.
H. F. Annable, formerly of Tiail,
but now of Moosejaw, Alberta, and
brother of J. E. Annable, manager of
the Nelson Opera bouse, spent Monday
in the city and left for Rossland,
whither he went to look af'er his
mining interests. Mr. Annable will
return in a day or two to Nolson.
Jay P. Graves, vice-president and
general manager of the Granby Cou-
soldated, arrived bere from Spokane
last evening and haves this morning
for Grand Forks. He reports that
everything is moving along smoothly
n ith the affairs of the company and
that a large tonnage is being extracted
ami smelted each day.
Rowland Brittain, patent attorney,
of Vancouver, reports that Canadian
patents have been issued to Byron C.
Riblet, of Nelson, on a bucket loader
for aerial wire ropes, dumping bucket
for wire rope tramways, bucket clip
for wire rope tramways and a derrick
tor aerial wire rope tramways. Abel
B, W. Hodges, of iirand Forks, bas
also obtained a Canadian patent for a
furnace charging system.
WILL MEET TOMORROW.
The general meeting of the Fish and
Game Protective association wili be
held tomorrow evening in tile mission
room of St. Saviour's church, for tho
election of officers and the adoption of
the constitution aud bylaws of the
organisation.
MONDAY'S WINNERS.
Many     Spectators   Witness   Exciting
Ping I'ong Games.
The   ping   pong tournament, which
has   been   going   ou for the last   two
days   at   Fraternity   hall,   under   the
auspices of the Hospital    Ladies'   Aid
bas   proved    to be an unqualified success, and reflects great   credit   on   the
executive ability of   those   who   were
istrumental   in   getting   it   up   and
trying it to such   a successful issue,
any expressions of regrot were heard
at   the   tournament   had   not   been
���ranged to last a week as there is   no
doubt from the increasing   number  of
spectatois who have attended and   the
keen interest displayed in the games
that a week would not have been any
too long. As it is the linals will nil
be played off this eveing at une table
to permit of a larger number of spectators than wero able to witness the
games latt night. Outside of the suc-
ess fiom a financial standpoint,which
has gone   considerably    beyond   what
was expected by the organizers of ihe
tournament, the affair will undoubtedly be looked back ou as one of the
pleasantest social affairs of tho winter. The tournatiie.it also developed
the fact that Nelson has a consider*
11I1I2 number of really good players in
tllis Ramo whiih is attracting the
attention of so large a number of tbe
society c'asfes of the woild.
A gentleman who had evidcnlly rot
made a lUOceS! at the game said that
11 the street those who were addicted
to ping pong could lie delected by the
way they swing tlieir heads from side
fo side and also by a peculiar looseness of the lower jaw. However, from
���ratobing the game it apeared that the
way tho mouth was held must have
some effect on the play.
Of the judges, Aid. Selous was the
only one who seemed somewhat uneasy and bashful, but nevertheless did
his duty well.
II W.F. Pollok played the showiest
game among thu gentlemen and appears to (fund a cood chance of coining iu first on the championship, E.
J. Crickmay plays a lightning game,
and except when his hall struck the
net, baffled frequently all who played
against him. D. M Lay played a
steady quiet game, relying on a system of perfect guarding ard tiring his
opponent down, aud between him and
Pollok there will probably he an interesting game tonight. George
Kydd plays a good heavy game and
several oilier gentlemen also showed
much skill, Several of tho boys
played surprisinlgy well, Leo Brown
defeating some good players among
the gentlemen. Of the ladies there
were so many good players ttiai it
would be difficult to make comparisons but Mrs. R. M. Bird, Mrs. Pollok, Miss J. Hedley and Miss Gurd
wero among the bsst and will likely
play in the linals.
lu the middle of an exciting game
last night, when tho interest was at
its keenest pitch, some one turned the
electric switch and the hall was suddenly plunged in darkness. A simultaneous "Oh!" went up in nil directions. Thu lights, however, were
soou turned on and the game went on
as before. Mayor Fletcher was in
close proximity to the swiih when it
was turned cff.but denied that ho was
the guilty paity.
Below are the names of tbe winners
so far as the tonrnament has yet
gone.
Men's Handicap Singles (Monday)
���T. Gallon, F. Macrae, G. R. McFarland, H. Harris, H. Bird. R. M.
Bird, J. J. Campbell, E. J. Crickmay,
D. Lay, R. A. Weir, J. M. Lay, R. II.
Williams, F. A. Eden, J. F-aser L.
Brown, C. S. Hawthorne. P. E,
Wilson, R. Day, F. B. Ward, W. C.
Barley.
Men's Championship Singles (Monday)��� F. A. Macra?, R. G. Bowker,
R. Bird, Leo Brown, W. M. Jameson,
F. B. Ward, J. J. Cambpell, D. Lay
and R. W. Day.
Ladies'Handicap single (Monday) ���
Mesdames Pierce, R. Bird, Prjcter,
R. M. Macdcnald, Byers, S.S. Taylor,
Jamiesoo, MeCulloch, Lay and Pollok
and Misses N. Hedley, J. Hedley,
Crickmay, Stitt, B. Hedley,F, Hedley
and Gurd.
Ladies Championship Singles (Men-
day)���.Mesdames Lay, Arthur, Hedley.
R. Bird, Macdonald, Pollok, and
Goepel, and Misses B. Hedley, Ferris,
Clawson, Gurd.
Mixed Doubles (Monday)���D. Lay
and Mrs. Lay, Mr. and Mrs. It M.
Bird, V. Gallon and Miss Gurd, H.
W. F. Pollok and Miss B. Hedley, F.
A. Macrae and Miss J. Hedley, C. Ii.
Winter and Mrs Pollok, Mr.and Mrs.
R. M. Macdonald, George Kydd and
Mrs. Arthur.
Girls' Singles (Monday) ���Misses
Ivy Johnstone, H. Macdonald and
Evelya Gurd.
Boys'Singles (Monday)���I.Campbell
and T. Gallon.
The following are announced to play
today at 2.80l Mrs Hedley vs. Mrs.
Bird, Mrs. Pollok vs. Miss Gurd, Mies
F. Hedley vs Mrs. Lay, Mrs, Jamie-
sou vs. Miss Crickmay.
Tables will be assigned to all other
winners at 3 o'clock.
Monarch Special
A Watch built especially to stand
the hard usage of this country, it has
AN OBSERVATORY RECORD
as a fine timepiece. It will be at
home on the railroad or in the
mines.
Have a look at it before  buying.
Patenaude Bros.
WATCHMAKERSJ
TICE
To enable US lo dispose of the stock of Tweeds and Woollens just purcba'ed   at
a rate on the dollar from B, J.  Hobie,   Merchant Tailor we wiil for the next
III) (lays give the laigest discount ever given in ordered clothing.
Fine RnglUh Wonted Trouaerlnga. Made to Order ��� - * W o..'>��
Pine s<-i>i<ii Tw I Sailings Made lo Order ��� ��� ��� iym)
Fine Black BngUib Worsted lulling! made to Order ��� ��� t*M
Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Union Hade.
H. M. VINCENT, Merchant Tailor, Baker St
If'���������&����� (^ $4* a^a^tQ^^tQitfrnC** &"���&-"&��"
f^**^*tm**&**f
2 ���      w--*aw--*^--.J��"aw^*W'*��IaT""W"W"W"W^W*T**^*^aT^��^��w*W**W**W*TW*TW""W""W^   ~       ~>
.. Nelson Opera House ..
- OF -
A remarkably beautiful assort,
ment of all lhe nice things tbat
go to make up a complete toilet
outfit in many new patterns and
shapes, all of Iho Lest c|ii;illty
of   Sterling Silver,  and   at   ex
tremely reasonable figures   We
want jou to see them,
Fine Witch Repairing a Specialty
J. J. WALKER
THE JEWELER
ONE NIGHT, Wednesday, Marcli 19th.
THE LATEST MUSICAL COMEDY'
The Queen of Hayti   *
40    FAMOUS FUN MAKERS    40
As an indueiuent to buy wall papers
early, M orley and Laing will give a
special discount of 2- per cent, off all
wall paper purchased until the end of
tbe month.
RING WORM AND DANDKDFF.
They Arc Each   Caused   by   a   Pestiferous Cerm,
Ring worm and dandruff arc somewhat similar in tbeir origin J each is
caused by a parasite. The germ tnat
causes aandrafl digs to tbe root of the
hair, and saps its vitality, causing
falling hair. and. finally baldness,
Without dandruff there would never
be baldness, and to cure dundinff it h
necessary to kill the germ. There has
heen no hair preparation that would
do this until the discovery of New-
bro's Herpicide, whicb positively kills
THE LARGEST AND BEST COLORED COMPANY TRAVELLING
i pi
Pretty i'Arl*
Bewitching Htulc
<.<ir,>coiii Costumes
Sprrlul Scenery
<.i* mil 41 pe ra lie
I'mimI Concert i.M\ p, III.
Prices 50c, 75c. & $1    Seats on Sale Tuesday at HcDonald's.   5
1 EASTER 1
! MILLINERY OPENING I
'���mr.
���0-f
i MARCH 25, 26 and 27 1
>2Lfe ___���
_\ e
rjS   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and following days  *v
1       KERR & CO.       I
<    Baker and Ward Sts. Nelson, B. C.   5
the dandruff germ, allays itching instantly and makes hair glossy and
soft as silk. At all druggists. Take
ro substitutes. There is nothing
"just as good."
A MODEL BARBER  SHOP.
The tonsorial establishment of J. H.
Matheson and the basement shop of
McMahon and Gardner have consolidated aud are now doing business
next duor to the lb dega saloou, where
they will be pleased tu meet old and
new customers.
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE.
Catherire Mineral Olaim, situate in
tlie Nelson Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.
Where located���One mile oust of N.
_ V. ti. Railway, adjoining the Kob;n
Hood mineral claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Francis 3.
O'Reilly, sgent for li. B H.dley, Free
Miner's Gerliticate No, B60878, the Dun-
Duncan Mines, Limited) (Foreign)
Free Miner's Certificate No. B50448
intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the .Mining Kecorder fora certificate ol improvements,
Cor the pnrpose of obtaining u Crowu
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that aclion,
under section 87, must he commenced
before the issuance of such certilicate of
Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.
D.. 1002.
FRANCIS J. O'REILLY.
Certificates of .Improvements
NOTICE
Queen, Niagara, Lewiston, aud Biir-
lington (Fractional), mineral claims
situate in the '��� elson .Mining Division of
West Kootenay District.
Where located���On Wolf Oreek, a
branch of Sheep Creek, which is a tributary of Salmon River.
Take Notice that I, William Waldie,
If. M. C. B50626, for myself aud as ag -nt
for John A. Turner. P, M. U. B5tH5(i.
ami Michael Scully, Free Miner's Certificate No. R6OO06, intend 60 days
irom the date hereof, to apply to the.
Mining Recorder for certificates of |
improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of tbe above
claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37 must be commenced
before the issuance of��snoh Certificates
of Improvement'.
Dated  this 18th day of February,
WALL
PAPER
Our New Stock is now open,
comprising
A Terr Fine Hup of
ii Dosi
The Prices Will Suit the
Times.
Canada Drug and
Book Co., Ltd.
Linger..
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock ou hand of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber,
Shingles,
Mouldings, Sash Doors,
Inside Finish,
Ooast Flooring, aad
Finished Lumber-
Mill at PILOT B-AY. Tarda, NELSON
andLARl>0.
HEAD OFFICE:   NELSON.
J. L S4YWAED
Seeds, Trees, Plants,
Roses, Bulbs
FOR SPRING PLANTING.
Agricultural   Implements, Bee Supplies, Fruit Baskets, Fertilizers.
EASTERN PKIGES OR LESS.
Catalogue Free.
M.   J-   HENRY
3009 Westmiuster Itnail, Vanconver, B. 0
WHITE LABOR ONLY
GALT COAL
For domestic or steam use.
A   full   supply   always   on
hand.
Rates to   all  railway anJ
lake poinls
W   P. TIERNEY.
General Agent,
Tel. No. 265.
Olfice  - Two  doors   west
C.P.R. offices.
CANADIAN
W'-f-_^MCJ.\FtC}
RAILWAY
EASTER
HOLIDAY
RETURN  RATES
Fare  and One-Third
On sale March 27th and 28th
good to return till April 2nd.
A. D. 1902
WILLIAM WALDIE.
IMPERIAL
HOTEL
LATE [SILVER  KING HOTEL
Finest and Best Bar In the City.
Tho test Brands of Liquors
and Cigars.
RATES
$1.00 AND $1.50 PER DAY
JOSEPH HARW00D.   -   Proprietor
For berthp, time tables, rates and full
information apply to Local Agent
Nelson.
H. L. BROWN, Agent.
J. S. Oautkh, E. J. Coylk
Dis. Pa��a. A��t. A. G. P. A.
Nelson Vanor nr��
PATENTS, TRADE MARKS and CGTiRlGHTS
obtained in all countries
ROWLAND BRITTAIN,
Registered Patent Attorney, Mechanical Eng-ineer and Draughtsman. Bank of B. N. A. building,
Hastings St., Vancouver, li C.
Write for full oarticulars,
The Waverley Hotel
J. N. DAVIDSON. Prop.
Rates $1.00 to S/1.50 per day. First
class Meals, 25c. Next door to Opera
House. P. O. Box 210. Telephone H,.
Victoria St., Nelson.
About that second-hand article o
vours. Vou'll sell it if you'll adver
"Use it in Tht Miner want co'im*
mH_m.

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