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Uaily Edition No. 1220
Nelson,   British Columbia, Thursday,  December 19, 1901
Eleventh Year
of the department   to have   oral hearings on matters of this kind.      He in-
j Minuted   that   lie   would   enterluin   a
written argument.
Congress Makes Regulations
for Customs and
Commission Outlines Scheme
for Self Government.
Washington, Dec 18.���The hill to
provide revenue temporarily for the
Philippine islands passed the house
today by a vote of 103 to 128. In the
course nl the debate today the Denr>-
crats were several times i..unted with
their failure to present an alternative
proposition for the pending measure
lint just tefore the vote was taken
ca tho passage of the oi II, the attitude of the minority was defined in a
motion to reoommit, offered by Mr.
Richardson, the minority leader. The
proposition did not command a Re-
publican vote and three Louisiana
Democrats voted agair.st it.
The bill passed today imposes the
Dlnlgcy rates on goods entering the
Philippines from the United States.
It aluo provides for the collection of
tonnage taxes on ' vessels plying between the United StateB and thc
Philippines aud that foreign vessels
may ply between these ports until
January 1st, 11)05. The duties and
taxes collected under the provlsiors of
the bill shall go into the Philippine
treasury to be expended for the use an
benefit of the islands.
Provision for a permanent civil government and for much Important
legislation regarding the industrial
development of the Philipines is embodied in the annual ieport ot the
Philippine coiiiiNinission. It is declared by the commission that outside
of live provinces there is peace in the
Philippines. Taking up the question
���J_i of thc political foture of thc Philippines, it is declared that the theory
upon which the commission is proceeding is that the only possible
method of intruding the Philppines
people in methods of free institutions
and self government is to make a government partly of Americans and
partly of Filipinos with ultimate control in American hands for some time
to oome. Less tnan ten per cent of
the people speak Spanish and the
educated people under the influence
of Spanish teaching have but a faint
conception of real civil liberty and
the mutual self restraint required for
its maintenance. The commission have
already, however, established municipal suffrage in the pacified parts of
the islands and have limited the suffrage to those who can read and
"rite. English or Spanish or who own
pr.iperty of the value of $250, pay an
annual tax of 815 or have been municipal iilllcers.
The commission outlines a project
which in brief contemplates the continuance for two years of the existing
powers of the commission. Then a
repre eitative government is to be
formed, composed of a civil governor,
a legislative council and a popular
aisemblv. the powers of the latter
being closely limited so as to prevent
't from checking the government in
making the budget in fltsof paHSion or
through inexperience.
He Concludes That His Evidence Was
Not Given Due Weight.
Washington, Pec. 18 ���Admiial
Bohley, late this afternoon, through
his counsel presented to the Secretary
of the Navy his bill of exceptions to
'he tlndings of the majority of the
court of inquiry. The bill concludes
with the statement that the proceedings of the majority of the court were
Irregulars that Admiral Sohley's
rights have been prejudiced and hts
testimony in many particulars not
considered and that the evidence is
abolntely insufficient to sustain the
"piniou which has been rendered and
���hat therefoie a grave and irreparable
'"justice has been done Admiral
S('liley. Admiral Schley through
counsel also has seived notice that if
Admiral Sampson objects to the findings of Admiral Dewey, he will claim
'he right to be heard iu referenoe to
such objections. In regard to this
st claim, Secretary Long informed
un el that it was   not   the  practice
I Marconi Had Decided to Cease Experiments liefcre They Took Action.
New York, Dec. 18.���The solicitors
of the Anlgo-Ainerican Telesrnph
compnny have made public the following statement: There seems to be
some misapprehension as to the action
of our clients, the Anglo-American
Telegraph Company, limited, with
respect to the experiments in wireless
telegraphy recently carried out at St.
John's, Nfld. by Mr. Marconi. In a
letter addressed to Mr. Marconi by the
company's legal advisers in Newfoundland,after stating the company's
intention to take the necessary steps
to secure a recognition of their rights
in the colony, the letter proceeds:
However, they (the company) instruct
ns to inform you that thoy are not
adverse to giving the most oareful
consideration to any proposals which
mny be put forward by you with a
view to the further continuance of
yonr work. A6 to thc statement said
to have been telegraphed from St.
John's by Mr. Marconi on December
17th to the effeet that in consequence
of the threatened legal proceedings of
the co-npany he was oompelied to discontinue wireless telegraphy tests
between England and the colony we
give the following extract from a letter of Mr. Marconi dated the previous
day, Dec. 10th, to the company's advisers: I may mention that orior to
the receipt of yiur letter I had decided to discontinue the tests and to remove the instruments tomorrow.
Reaffirms Previous Statement o( Being
Ordered to Leave.
St. Johns, Nfld., Deo. 18,���Regarding the statement given out by the
solicitors of the Anglo-American Telegraph Co., Mr. Marconi explains that'
the letter from the Anglo-Amerioan"
company to him whioh Is referred to'
therein was only its second letter to
him and was written after the substance of their first letter to him had
been given to the world from here,
lie explnined further that this fiist
letter was such that the outside world
was under no misapprehension as to
its purpose. It was served on bim
last Monday. It stated unequivocally
that unless the Anglo-American Co.
received an intimation from him
(Marccni) that same day that he
would abandon his work and remove
his apparatus forthwith, the Anglo-
American oompany would institute
legal proceedings to restrain him from
fuither work and would hold him
responsible for any damages tbe
Anglo-American company might sustain.
Upon receipt of this letter Mr.
Marcmi wrote the Anglo-American
company saying that he did not wish
to interfere with their rights and remarking that he was about to remove
his apparatus.
Mr. Marconi means, although he
did not so specify, that he was going
to Cape Spear to ereot a pole there.
The Anglo-Amerioan company then
rejoinedwith its second letter, which
is thc one quoted in the statement in
question. This letter wns served on
Marconi after tho press of Great
Britain and the United States had
pronounced upon tho attitude of the
Anlgo-Amerlcan company as disclosed
by its first letter. In its seoond letter
this company offered to consider proposals from Marconi for a compromise. This led to opening negotiations which are now in progress in
London between the Anglo-American
and the Marconi company.
Believes  Thev  Can He Built  Cheaper
in Canada Than in U. S.
Montreal, Den, 18.���,1. W. Arkell, a
director of thc   American   Looomotive
company, was iu this oity today.    He
he was here   for   the purpose  of
ing  over the ground lor the erec-
of a big locomotive works, which
ling to   Mr.   Arkell, would con-
locomotives for export,     fie be-
they can bo built more   cheaply
nada than in the   United States,
ft tonight   for   Kingston to   look
plant there.
in Canada
De 1
��� the :
Montreal,       Dec.      18. ���Lieut-Col.
Evans,   wbo   commands    the    Tnird
contingent,   left today for Halifax by
ithe Maritime express.
Heavy Freight Train Gets Beyond Control
and Speeds Down Grade at Seventy
Miles an Hour.
Crew Escapes Miraculously.-Engine and
Five Cars Now a Heap of Ruins.
Loss Will be Heavy.
Last evening one of the most peculiar and destructive train wrecks that
has probably occurred in the province
took place at Five-Mile point, in
which although theie was considerable
damage done, no loss of life occurred.
As freight No. su was coming in
from Spokane, abont two miles out-
sine of the mountain siding the engineer started to put on the air brakes,
as there were thirteen heavily loaded
cars behind, and a grade cf two and
one-half per cent, for the next eight
miles. He found that the air would
not work, and signalled for handbrakes. The two brakemen on the
train commenced to set them but the
track being frosty they did not have
the slightest effect, and the train shot
swiftly past the siding. Swifter and
swifter it moved, and tbe engineer
found that he could not make the
slightest use of the air brakes. In an
incredibly short time the train neared
.the foot of the grade at Five-Mile
.point, where the men knew that the
switch would be closed and it must
leave the track. The engineer ordei-
ed the fireman to jump and soon after
while striking at the brake fell off
himself. By a miracle the men did
not strike rock, although jutting rock
ledges were everywhere, and both
although badly bruised and cut escaped without serious injury. A little
way above this Conductoi Hibbard
and one of the brakemen got the
oaboose loose and the hand brake held
Brakeman Griffin, who was next to
the engine when it passed the moun
tain siding, said he staited to pray
but did not get out more than two
words, however. While he was saying
those two words he got six pairs nf
brakes set, and was on the seventh
car whioh wbb loaded with heavy
machinery when the switch was
reached and when his car stopped,
which fortunately for him it did right
side up, he olinging to the brake
wheel with badly torn hands. At the
foot of the grade is a sharp curve,
about a hundred yards before the
jTiitch, and at the end of the curve is
the operator's oflice and beyond it a
large semaphore. As the tiain passed
this the last oar, which wbb loaded
with apples swung off, it just brushed
the cabin but it tore out one corner,
shifted the platform and building
abont six feet, and left the building
so askew that it would puzzle the
builder to lecoguize it. It was set on
fire but that was soon extinguished.
A few leet further it struck the heavy
semaphore the main shaft of wbioh
was a timber nine by nine inches and
twenty feet high, it snapped this off
like a match, throwing it over SO feet,
the Bmaller timbers were not to be
At the switch tbe train left the
track, plowing its way for a couple of
hundred yards till it struck a big pile
of boulders, and stopped, or hs much
of it as had ccme that far, within
tweke feet of the section house, in
which were five men, four of whom
were asleep. Tbe cars then piled on
top of it.nu less than three tiers high,
with the fourth car standing on end.
Tbe other cars were more or less damaged,   but   strange   to say, the   track
is very little torn up.    It was calcu-
ted that at the time   it reached   the
itch tbat it was  travelling   in   the
ighborhood of seventy miles an
The escape of the operator, who was
standing on the opposite corner from
where the car struck it was marvellous. He said he was writing at
the desk when he heard a slight
rumble.      De was thinking  "Tbat is
the freight," but before the thought
had found expression there came a
terrific crash and everything in the
cabin changed position, A heavy
letter press, whieh had been standing
where it received the full shock, flew
across tbe room, and was jammed in
the woodwork. At the section house
one of the men was preparing
lunches. He heard an unusual noise
and looking ont saw the engine swing
around tbe curve above the operators
cabin, with streaks of flame flying far
behind from every wheel. He shouted
and jumped for the door but in the
few seconds tbat it took him to get it
open and to get outside tne engine
had plowed across tbe intervening
space, and ho saw the terrible panorama uf iron and wood being crumpled up like paper within * few feet
of him, while the air was full of flying fragments.
Engineer Cywersler and Fireman
Uockwell owed their escape partly to
heavy woolen caps they were wearing,
which greatly piotected their heads as
they were burled along the ground.
Immediately on word reaching the
city Trainmaster Hamilton, and Road-;
master J. S. Lawrence with Locomotive Foreman Patterson and a large
crew of men left on a wrecking train
for the scene of the disaster, in order
to clear the C. P. R. tracks of the
wreck. The switch where the train
left the track was at tbe junction of
the Great Northern and C.P.U. tracks,
and as it was seen tnat it would take
till some time tbis evening to have the
tracks open, arrangements were made
to have the barge brought up from
Procter by tbe Nelson,so that the ears
can be shipped direct from the oity,
instead of from Procter as is usually
done. The Great Northern has no
wrecking crew here so word was Bent
to Northport from which point a crew
was soon despatched. From tbe operator's shack to the section house the
ground iB covered with splinters,
while numberless token show the ter-
r i f 13 speed at which the train was
The enigneer and fireman were
brought to Nelson on a special sent in
by Mr. Hamilton, and were taken to
an hotel.
Several experienced trainmen wbo
viewed the wreck said that it was the
most complete smasbup they bid ever
witnessed, and commented on tbe
escape of all on board as almost
Lloyd   George Precipitates a  Riot
Calling a Pro-Boer Meetiug.
London, Ceo. 18.���David Lloyd
George, M. P., speaking in Birmingham town hall tonight precipitated a
scene nnpreoedented in tbat city since
the Aston park riots. The majority
of the audience were hostile to the
speaker and were enraged by his pio-
Bocr and nuti-Chamberlain utterances.
They rushed the police cordon guarding the platform. In the meanwhile
thc building was beselged from the
ontside by a mob of several thousand
people who smashed windows anl
tried to force the doors which had
been barricaded, they fusi laded the
audience with stores thrown through
the windows. The police reserves
were tumed out and succeeded in dispersing the mob after repreatcd
charges. A number of persons were
injured and ihe town hall was completely wrocked, and but a single
.viiiiiow was left whole.
Crowds were awaiting admission to
the building long before the doom of
the    town   hall   were   opened,     Tbe
building   filled   quickly   and it   was
immediately seen that the trouble wus
coming.       Cheers   were     raised   for(
"Joe" and a white flag was   unfurled
aind deafening shouts of "traitor" as
Dr. Lloyd George   and his friends  appeared on the platform.    All attempts
at speech making   were   futile   owing!
to the oontinuance direction   of   hiss-,
ing, hooting   and   siuging.     In    the|
meantime the enormous crowd outside
the   building bad   become more noisy
and   more     menacing.      Presently   a
stone came through   a   window,   this
caused   a   stampede   among the occupants   of   the gallery,   from this time
forward pandemonium reigned in   the
building and ugly rushes   were   made
for tbe platform, the police were soon
Dr. Lloyd Gorge and bis fnends
wero compel 1 d to retreat to an inner
oom for safety. They were unable to
leave the building for fear of mob
violence and were thus kept prisoners
until a late hour when Dr. Lloyd
George disguised as a chief constable
left the town hall with a possee of
policemen. Many constables were
seriously injured in their attempts to
olear the street. It is rumored that
one civilian has died of injuries
Small Foreign Demand For Flour
Causes General Depression.
Minneapolis, Dec. 18.���Four flour
mills of the Consolidated Milling
company were shut down this morning. There is every probability that
nearly all the mills will be closed
before tbe end of the week. The
closing of the mills result" in part
from temporary depression in the demand for flour   from abroad.
New Yolk, Deo. 18.���According to
despatches received here today by the
Maritime Exchange, the transport
McLellan has put into Bermuda short
of coal. A New York mercantile firm
engaged in the Bermuda trade received'a despatch saying: "McLellan
had fearful trip and nearly foundered." At the army building it was
said no news had been received of the
McLellan since she left Gibraltar on
Deo. 4.
New York, Dec. 18.���The Brooklyn
detective department repoited today
that a request had beeu received to
search for Albert Ay res, a messenger
of the Union bank, Brooklyn, who
disappeared - yesterday. The officials
of the bank say he failed to turn in
$3,000 in gold ooin collected by him
fatal elevator fall.
St. Louis, Dec. 18.���One was killed
and seven injured today by the fall of
the passenger elevator in the departmental store of Scbapcr Bros. The
drop was from the fourth floor to the
basement. It ia not known what
caused the accident.
Montreal, Deo 18.���La Patrie states
tonight that tbe remaining bye-elections for the house of commons will
take place on January 1.1, nominations a week earlier. Ten divisions
will elect members. The Lisgar election will take place later. Victoria
is not mentioned.
Uniontown, Pa., Deo. 18.���Daniel
Bradburn and David Fagan fought a
duel to the death last night in a small
room of a boarding house where both
men lived. Bradburn was killed and
Fagan is in jail with a bullet wound
in Ins side from the cfleets of wbich
he may die.
Buenos Ayres, Deo.18.���It is rumored here tbat Chile will not agree to
the proposed modification of her recent note to Argentina, as outlined in
the recent communication from the
Argentine government. The Naeion
believes that if this is true, the situation will become more serious.
��� Winnipeg, Dec. 18.���The offer of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce to purchase SMI,00() of Winnipeg school debentures at par wan accepted by the
school board tonight.
San Francico.Dec. 18.���The tranport
Thomas arrived today from Manila
via Nagasaki. She bad 91 cabin
passengers on board aod 1,881
Labor and Capitalistic Leaders in Joint Conference.
Provision   Made   to   Settle
Disputes by Arbitration.
New York,Deo.l8.���A Labor conference culled to consider plana for healing the difference between thc capitalist and labor interests of the country
organized today, elected officers and
issued a general statement of its mission of peace. Senator Maroua A.
Manna was chosen as its chairman
with Samuel Gompers second in command. It retained its connection
with the national civic federation and
becomes the industrial department of
that organization. A statement issued
expressed a determination to strive
for industrial peace; to and establishing rightful relations between those
wbo toil and their employers; to confer and advise with employers and
employees when in conflct; to encourage agreements under whicb labor
shall be performed, and to arbitrate
disputes when asked by both sides to
the dispute.
The following statement was given
out at the conclusion of the executive
Tbis committee shall be known as
the industrial department of the
National Civil federation. The scope
and province of this department shall
be what may seem best to promote industrial peace to be helpful in establishing rightful relations between employers and workers by its good
offices; to endeavor to obviate and
prevent strikes and look outs; to aid
in renewing industrial relaticna
where a rupture has occurred.
That at all times representatives of
employers and workers, organized or
unorganized, should confer for the
adjustment of difference or disputes
before an acute stage is reached and
thus avoid or minimize tbe number o
strikes or lockouts.
That mutual agreements as to conditions under which labor shall be
performed should be encouraged and
that when agreements are made the
terms tberefore should be faithfully
adhered both in letter aud spirit by
both parties.
This department either as a whole,
or a sub committee by it appointed,
sha'l when requested, act as a form
to adjust and decide upon questions
at issue between workers and their
employees, provided in its opinion the
subject is one of sufficient importance.
This department will not consider
abstract industrial questions.
Tbis department assumes no power
of arbitration unie9s suoh powers be
conferred by both parties to a dispute.
United States   Merchants   Will   Insist
On Open Door Policy.
Washington, Deo. 18.���A large delegation from the American Asiatio association whioh is composed of merchants, manufacturers and others especially interested In the trade between the United States and China
called at the White House today and
presented to the Presldert a memorial
In which the hope is expressed "that
no contraction ol tile commercial or
other rights guaranteed to our citizens by treaty with the Chinese empire
will be permitted under cover of
special privileges extorted from the
Chinese government by auy other
It is regarded of supreme importance to the future of the commerce uf
tbe United States that the principle of
the open door to the great undeveloped
market! of eastern Asia should be
preserved intact.
��������������� i
Phoenix, Ariz., Dee, 18.���It ia announced here today tbat Lee D.
Mills, local manager of the Southern
Mutual Investment company, has fled
to Canada taking a large sum of
money nnd leaving behind local creditor* to the amount of several thousand
dollars. It is alleged that Mills'
shortage for the past six mouths approximates'. (10,(100. He is believed
to be in New Brunswick.
��� Nbwon  Daily Minbr,  Thursjay,  December 19, 1901
,ie Nelson Miner
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Wa��h.. koop IhlH paper on Me. and arc our
��uthorl��)d agents for advertisements and suo-
The abovo Reward will be paid to
anyone giving evidence that will convict persons of stealing The Miner from
our subscriber's doors.
There arc a few who In discussing
the electric light bylaw look at tbe
matter from only one point of view.
They believe btrongly in municipal
ownership of utilities and they affeot
to fear if the city does not eiect a
plant at Ilonnington immediately that
it will in time lose its right to supply
the residents of Nelson with light
and power, hence they insist on the
immediate passage of the bylaw,
which provides for thc erection of the
plant. The Miner is unalterably opposed to the city ever sui rendering the
rights, whieh it is possessed of, of
supplying its residents with light and
power, but considers that it would be
the height of folly at present to contract a debt of 8150,000 and increase
the tax��s on realty and improvements
to a point where such taxation would
be burdensome. The condition of the
mining industry, and particularly of
the silver-lead portion of it, is not
nearly as bright as it has been with
silver and lead at low water mark,but
this 6tate of affairs may not long prevail as the tide of prices is liable to
flood at any time. Notwithstanding
these conditions and the desire of all
conscientious rate payers to be able to
pay when the time for settlement
comes there are a few who are so unreasonable, so unwise, so reckless of
consequences, that they advise the
passage of the electric bylaw at this
time and in the face of sooh inans
picious circumstances. Conditions do
not justify suoh a course.
In another column, in this issue,
will be found a communication from
Alderman Selous whieh ii a fair
synopsis of the situatun. In the flrst
place the title for the proposed site of
the power plant has not yet been
secured by lhe city, it may be obtain
ed next year and it may not at all. A
site is all important and before fur
tber steps are taken a site at least
should oe firmly secured by thc oity.
It would be tbe most egregious folly
to adopt any ether course. An est)
mate by a competent electrical engi
neer should be made The estimate
which the city has was made by the
city engineer, who is not an electrical
engineer. No oylaw for the purposes
of borrowing $l.r)0.()00 for an electrical
plant or any other sum should be
adopted nntil a proper estimate has
been made by an electrical enignecr
The borrowing uf the additions
$150,000 would increase the city taxes
to a burdensome point. This year the
real estate taxes are 1 5-8 per cent.
If the bylaw is adopted they will be
increased to 2 11-4 per cent. When it is
eonsidered tnat in some parts of the
world 3 per cent, is considered fair
interest on investments a tax as high
as this would be onerous. It would
depreciate the value of property. In
a year from now conditions may be
changed considerably for the better
and thc population of Nelson be
largely Increased and the outlook
so much brighter as to warrant the
expenditure of whatever sum may be
needed for the installation of a
plant. The cost of maintenance,
according to tho figures submitted by
Alderman Selous will be J88.0M) per
year, which would be out of all pro
portion to the earning capacity of a
lighting plant in a city of the size of
Nelson. It seums evident, if thc
figures given by Alderman Selous are
correct, that Neliou will need considerable addition to her population before she can afford to put in so expensive a plant.
The few, with one idea, who cannot
see that theie are two sides to every
question, of course, desire to push and
hurry the city into adopting a measure which would be hurtful lo its best
interests, as it would Increase the rate
of taxation nnd might serve to put a
white elephant on the hands of the
municipality. The ratepayers, wbo
have to meet the bills and who wisely
look ahead, we believe, will not be
cozened into embarking in an enterprise which promises to work hardship and distress to them. It is easy
to talk,  but the bills will bave to be
naid by the taxpayers, and as they
are the only one* who will bave tbe
right to vote on tbe elcjtric light
bylaw we firmly believe that they
will make short work of it and that
they will poll a large vote against it.
When    indviduals     in    control   of
ines make failures through their
lack of competency they are always
ready and willing to attribute their
lack of success to any other cause but
their own incompetency. T. G. Black-
stock at a recent meeting of the Centre Star Mining Co. attributed the
failure of the mine to be more productive to the defective mining laws ul
thc province passed at the instigation
of unions. The provincial administration, he declared, had succeeded in
crushing the li'e ont of the mining
ndustry in British Columbia and in
damaging the province in tbe eyes of
llritish capital���the miners had taken
one portion of the product and the
government had Beoured the rest for
While it Is true that the government has increased the tax on the
gross output of the mines, less the
freight and treatment charges, from
one to two per cent., still this does
uot constitute the large pottion of the
mines' revenue that Mr. Blaokstock
complains of. It would be a better
and more equitable method to tax the
profit of the mines instead of the gross
output and one per cent, would be
quite enough. The B. 0. mining laws
are not perfect, nor are they anywhere
else, but wc do not believe that they
have been sufficiently burdensome to
cause the Centre Star to be a partial
failures Moreover, wc believe that
there are a number of mining men in
this province who, were they given
the opportunity, could take charge of
the Centre Star and make it yield a
satisfactory profit. Itisal/vays the
incompetent who make excuses
fortheirshortcomings and who endeavor to throw the blame where it does
not belong. The Centre Star is a
splendid mine, it adjoins the famous
Le Boi and has an extension of tho
ore snoots of tbe latter, and under a
more progressive management we believe it oould be made one of tbe most
profitable mines in British Columbia.
How is it that tbe Ymir, the
Rambler-Cariboo, the Goodenough,
the B. C. and a number of other mines
yield a profit under the existing mining laws while Mr. Blaokstock whines
about them. Tho laws are not perfect
and we believe that they could be improved. The Miner also believeB that
the mining industry, at least While it
is In its infaney, as lode mining is at
present in this province, should be
burdened as little aj possible with
taxes, but still we da not think the
condition warrants tbe lugubrious
wailingsofT. O. Blackstock. Bad
he and the other directors of the company more knowledge of mining than
they have they would long since have
had the Center Star in a much better
conditon than it is.
It   would have been much better for
the mining   industry   if   tbe   Goode
ham-Blackstook  syndicate  had   never
embarked in mining here      The con
stant whining,   which tbey  in   some
wny have  influence   enough   to  bave
published   and   which   have    weight
apparently  with   some   people,   have
done much more harm  to  the country
than   the   money whicb they have invested   in   mining   has   benefited  it
They should bave stuck to tbe business
in which they made their money,   the
manufacturing and selling of whiskey
They appear   to   mucb better   advan
tage   as   vendors  of stimulants  than
as mining magnate!.
Washington is enjoying a marble
boom and a number of companies
have recently been floated for tbe pur
poses of developing quarries of mar
bile in Stevens county. There exists
in Stevens county a number of veins
of high grade marble and serpentine.
One of the marble companies had an
exhibit at tbe Pan-American exhi
oition and it astonished tbe eastern
marble experts, who declared the marble equal to the finest imported from
Europe and superior to the marble
tjk.Mi from thc eastern quarles. There
are some splendid deposits of marble
in the Kootenays and one, nf known
g. >nd quality on Lake, Kootenay opposite Kaslo, from which the stone for
the postoffice is being taken. These
deposits should be opened ana utilized. Local experts say that British
Columbia marble is of an excellent
quality and that considerable of it
could be marketed in tbe ooast cities
and elsewhere.
A case of considerable importance
to the shaicholders in the London and
(Hobo corporation was recently heard
in tbe British courts. This was an
action commenced by the liquidators
of the London and Globe against
members of the so-called Lake View
syndicate, iu which the defendants appealed against orders made to grant
inspection of certain books of
accounts, etc, It is alleged that the
syndicate was formed under agreement with  Mr. Whltaker Wright, the
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The Rev. O F. WELLS, of Villa Bidge,
111., says: "Your trial bottle of Asthmalene received in good condition. I cannot
tell you how thankful I feel for the good
derived from it. I was a slave, chained
with pntrid sore throat and asthma for ten
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saw your advertisement for the cure of
this dreadful and tormenting disease, Asthma, and thought you bad overspoken
yourselves, but resolved to give it a ti ial.
To my astonishment the trial acted like a
charm.   Send me a full size bottle.
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���f We have just opened a line of g!
Very unique in design.
Kev, Dr. Morris Wrrhnler,
Rabbi of thn (Jong. Bnui l.iacl,
New York, Jnn, 3,1901
Dn Taft Bros. Medicine Co.,
Gentlemen: Your Asthmalene is an
excellent remedy for Asthma and Hay
Fever, and its composition alleviates all
troubles which combine with Asthma.
Its success is astonishing and wonderful.
After having it carefully analyzed, we can Btate  tbat Asthmalene contains
no opium, morphine, chloroform or ether.    Very truly yonts,        	
Avon Springs, N. Y, Feb. I, 1901.
Drs. Taft Bbob. Medicine Oo.
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 afflcted with spasmodic asthma for thf- past 12 years. Having exhausted
my own skill as well as many others, 1 chanced to see your Bign upon your
windows on 130 th street, New York, I at onae obtained a bottle of ABthmalen��.
My wife commenced taking it about the first of November. I very soon noticed
a radical improvement. After using one bottle her Asthma has disappeared
and she is entirely free from all symptoms I feel that I can consistently recommend the medicine to all who are afflioted with this distressing disease.
Yours respectfully, O. D. PHGLPS, M. D.
Dr. Taft Bros, Medicine Co, Feb. 6,1901,
Gentlemen : I was troubled with Asthma for 22 years. I have tried numerous remedies, bnt they have all failed. I ran across your advertisement and
started with a trial buttle. I found relief at once. I have Bince purchased your
full-sized bottle, and I am ever grateful. I have a family of four children, and
for six years was unable to work. I am now in the best of health and am doing
business every day. Tbis testimony you can make such use of as you see fit.
Home address, 233 Rivington street. S. RAPHAEL,
67 East 129th St,, New York Oity.
Do not delay.   Write at once, addressing DR.   TAFT BROS, MEDICINE
OO., 79 East 130th St., N. Y. City.
Sold by All Druggists.
Onnie and see our
lnrge stock of
Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Pictures,
and everything to i������ke a home com-
jortable. Our prices are right. Christ
mas goods arriving daily.
St CO.
"TTbe TRosal Sank of Canaoa"
Capital  Authorised,
Incorporated 1869.
��3,oot.Mu,M| Capital Paid-up,
Kent,       ���       .    .
Hoard of Directors     rhomasE. Kenny, President;
Wiley Smith   H. O. llauld, Hon. David MacKoon.
<    ���     W,000,000.00
Thomas Rltehle, Vloe���President
Head Olltt, Halifax i
General Maaagor, Edtjon L. Pease, Montreal.
Superintendent of Branches, and Secretary, W. B. Torranoe, Halifax,
Brunches I
Nova   Scotia-Halifax   Branoh,   AntkronM'
Brldgewater, UuyHboro. Londonderry, Lu
enburg, Maltland IHantH Co.), Plctou, Port
Hawkeebnry, Sydney. Shubonaoadle.Truro,
Hew    Brunswick ��� Bathumt,     Dorchester,
KroderlotOD, Kingston (Kent Co.), Mono-
ton, Newcastle, Sackville, St, John, Woodstock-
P. K. Inland���Charlottotown, aummoreldo.
Quebec-Montreal, (City Office), Montroa
West Bod (Cor. Notre Damo and BelB-
nears Streets); Wostmoaut (Cor. Qremio
Avenue and at. Catharines Street.
Newfoundland���St. John's*,
Cuba, Wnl Indies���Havana.
United Mates���New York (16 Miohanra Place
Republic Wash.
Grand   Furies, Nanaimo,   Nelson,   Rossland,  Vancouver,
Vancouver East End, Victoria.
_     _    .    _._..-     .   Correspondentsi
Canada-Merohants Bank of Canada.   Boitou-Natlonal Shawmnt Bank.  Chlcago-llllnol!
TruHt and Savings Bank,   ftau KrnncHco-Flrst National Banlt.   London,  Ens.-lSaLik of
Scotland.   Paris, Franco-Credit Lyoonals.   Hermuda-Baiik of Bermuda.  China and J��-
pan���Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.   gpokane-Old National Hank.
Ueneral Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  tough
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received ou the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposit* and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
managing direotor of the London and
Globe, to provide money to purchase
Lake View shares, with the intention
ot raising the price from ��11 to. ��17,
and it was owing to the failure of
certain members of tlie syndicate to
carry ont tbis alleged agreement that
oaused according to Mr. Wbitaker
Wright, the failure of the London and
Globe. The appeal was dismissed
with costs, so that the plaintiffs will
now get inspection of the books asked
for,   and tbe case   will   in  due' time
come on for hearing. Though the
damages claimed amount to ��1,000,000
iu the case of judgment being in their
favor, there snould be no difficulty in
collecting this sum from the defendants, so thc importance of the result
to the unfortunate shareholders of the
London and Globe is apparent.
For Christmas presents give your
best girl a box of confectionery from
McDonald's, Nelson's up-to-date confectionery store.
Notice is hereby given that I intend
to apply at the next sittings of the
Board of License Commissioners for
the City of Nelson for the transfer of
tbe retail liquor license now held by
���ne for the premises known as the Imperial Hotel foimerit- known as the
Silver King Hotel, situate on lots 7
and 8 in block 10, sub division of Lot
95, Group 1, West Kootenay District,
Baker street in the said City of Nelson to Joseph Harwood.
Witness:   F. McColl.
West Transfer Co.
Goal sWood
Best  Fir and Tamarac Al
ways on hand.
All Kinds of Teaming and
Commission Work-
Office on   Baker Street T��I
In the grocery line that we haven't got. If you don't see
what you want ask for it, our slock is so large that it is impossible to keep all goods in sight. Fine Malaga Grapes,
Navel and Japanese Oranges.
McPherson & McCammon
We have just opened up a fine Assortment. Secure a pair and be
ready for tonight.
Manufacturers ofBEST STEEL WIKE ROPE.
Tramway, Hoisting, Mining Wire Rope.
Lang's Lay for Tramways and Underground Haulape
Local Stock carried, estimates furnished.
H. E. CROASDAILE Agent Nelson-
The Canadian Bank of Commerce !!
with Which Is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
Aggregate  Resources Over (05,000,000
HON. GBO. A. OOX, President
Paid-up  Capital,   88,000,000;   Reserve   Fund,   $8,000,000;
>er 805,000,000.
B. E. WALKER, fteneral Manager.
London Office: 60 Lombard Street, B. C.
New York Office; 16 Exchange Place.
And 68 branches In Canada and the Jutted 8tates, including:
Atliw Qhkbnwood Nklso.v Sandon
Ckanbhook        Kamloops New Wkstmikstkb  Vancouver
Kicknik Nanaimo Kobsiand Victoria
YUKON DISTRICT���Dawson ANn White Horse.
UNITKII STATKB-New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portlano, Skaoway,
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits Received -md Interest Allowed.   Present Rate 8 Per Cent
I Nelsou Branch.
GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
m,<Z_ ****+**.-&_$
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
orders bj mail to ��*�� branch will have careful and oranwt attention.
Spokane Falls A
Northern R'v.
Nelson  A Fort
Sheppard R'v
Red Mountain R'v.
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
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
o -'io B.m Spokane 7:15 p.m
12:25 p.m Rossland 4:30 p.m
10:30 a.m Mountain S'Sfl p. m
Mill)a.m Nelson 6:45 p.m.
H. A. JAOKSON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane   Wast,
Acent, Nelson. P.C
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company, Ltd.
Shortcut and quickest route to lhe oast and all
point* on oho O. tt. Sc S. nnd Northorn 1J��
i ill.: Hallways tn Wiibhiijg.ju, Oregon ana
Southern Btatrs.
Time Card Effective August 1. 1901
Kaslo & Slocan Ey-
,M0 a. m. Lv. IKaslo Ar. 4:00 p. ra
10:55 p.m. Ar. Sandon Lv. 1:48 p. in
Iut Nav- & Trading Go-
���5:20 p. m. Lv.
WO p. ni. Ar.
Ar. 11:00 a. n
Lv. 7:00 a. n
, Connecting at Five Milo Point with Nelnon
A fort -hoppard Railway both to and from
luwiand, oto
Close connection East and Westbound at Spokane with trains of the
Spokane Palls and Northern Railway,
Direct connection at St. Paul without change of depot with all trains for
Chicago, Toronto. Montreal, New York
and afi points West and South.
Leaves Spokane daily for East at 9:15 a.m
Leaves Spokane daily for West at 7:15 a-in
Leaves Spokane daily lor Weirtat 800 pm.
West-bound trains make direct connection for Viotoria and Vancouver,
Portland, San Francisco, and all points
on the Sound,
During the Beason of navigation East
bound trains connect at Duluth with
the magnificent steamships North West
and North-Lund of theNorthern Steamship Company Line, operated in connection witb the Great Northern Rail-
For further informntiou, aps, folders, etc., apply to any agent of Spokane
Fulls & Northern Ry., Kaslo Sc Slocan
Ry., Kootei ai Railway & Navigation
Co . or to
City Puss, and Tkt   Agt, VV 701  VV,
Kiversido Ave,, Spokane, Wash.
G K. TAOKABURY, Local Agent,
Nolaon.B ('.
obtained in all oountries
Reg.stered Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineer and Draughtsman. Bank of B. N A. building,
Hastings St., Vancouver, B C.
Write for full particulars.
Tlckota sold to all part* In Unitod State* and
Canada via Great Northern and O. R. a N.
Co. h linos',
Ocoan stoamshtp t'okots and ratos via all
hum will be furnished on application.
' or further particulars call on or address
"��nnaor   R:a|iln.fi. V
TiOKABunv Agent, Nolson II. O.
Hall vs LnBan Case Will do Iiefore
Another Jury in January.
The Hall vs. Lullau case was continued at the County court yesteiday
and occupied the whole session. The
case was submitted to the jury at 5.15
o'clock am; an adjournment was
taken until 7.40 that the verdict
might be arrived at in that time.
The chief evidence submitted was
that of the defndant and H. Harris,
chemist at the Hall Mines smelter.
The latter gave scientific evidence as
to the effect of sulphurous acid on
plated surfaces and the damage done
by such corrosion. The summing up
by his honor was exceedingly short.
He asked the jury to disabuse their
minds of the supposition that the
publio were divided into two hostile
camps on the question involved in the
case before them. They had nothing
to do with the quettion of which disinfectant should have been used ; each
of the oommon ones had its advocates
and both probably were effective. The
only question was whether there had
been carelessness in the use of the one
employed. If the person who used
the disinfectant had been careless and
negligent he was responsible for the
damages caused. They might also
consider whether the plaintiffs had
done all that was possible to be done
to protect their property from ir.ss, as
they knew the premises we:e tu be
disinfected. The facts on which they
were asked to decide were submitted
to them in tne form of questions, or,
his honor Btated, it would be allowable for them to bring in an open
The essential points ofthe oase were
summed up in the following questions:
1. Did the defendants unlawfully
and without authority enter upon the
plaintiffs' premises?
2. Did the defendant act In a careless manner in fumigating the plaintiffs' office upon April 8th, 1001?
3. If so, what amount of damage
did the plaintiffs suffer from such
carelessness and negligence?
4. Could the plaintiffs by the exercise of ordinary oare and precautions
on their part hive avoided the damage
complained of?
Tbe court then adjourned till 7.40.
On resuming at that hour the jury
wus called in when the foreman stated
that they had not fully agreed npon a
verdict but thought that they could
soon upon being further instructed
upon the bearing i'l a certain paragraph in the regulations of the provincial hoard of health. Bis Honor
stated that tbe section mentioned had
nothing to do with the case.
After considering the rase for another half hour the foreman reported
that they were unable to agree upon
any one of the questions submitted to
them. The judge suggested that.they
take another half hour but the foreman stated that if they considered the
matter all night there was little hope
of their arriving at a verdict. The
jury were then dlscharxcd und his
honor announced that the case would
be tried again on January 21st.
The second game in the match
between the president and vice-presi-
dent'B sides in the Curling club was
played last night when the vice-
president scored another victury. The
following is the score:
Davison Brydges
,1. Neelands Houston
Bradley Campbell
Tamblyn.skip, 10. Rae, skip, 10.
In the afternoon a practice match
was plsyed with the following result:
Bwannell O'Shea
Clayton Ueer
Smyth J. F. Weir
Walley, skip, 9.     Forin, skip, 5.
Urge Stronger, Menacing and Dangerous Campaign Against England.
Dublin, Dec. 18.���Mr. Redmond and
his partv were warmly welcomed here
tonight by the lord mayor and oivi
authorties. He addressed an enormous
crowd from the steps of the Mansion
house. Mr. Redmond assured the
crowd that if tbey made their orusade
strong, menacing and dangerous
enough to England, tbey might count
upon the united support of Irish
Americans, as well as that of the
poeple ot tbo United States.
Confectioners toys for the little ones
at McDonald's.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
S-looo    I*.  0
Belleville, Deo. 18.���The Belleville
street railway has been purchased try
A, E Lewis and Walter Alfred of this
oity. Thc price paid was 80,!>00. The
purchasers have also assumed thc
Putrefying food in tbe Intestines
produces' eitects like those of arsenic,
but Dr. King's New Life Pills expel
the poisons from clogged bowels,
gently, easilv but surely, curing Constipation, Biliousness, Hick Headache. Fevers, all Liver, Kidney and
Hovel troubles. Only Mo at Cunadu
Drug and Book Co.
The Bio Company's
Is Now in Full Swing.
WE are too busy to prepare a specialized
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
50 Suits of Imported
Black Worsteds,
Three Cases of Hats.
These go at Sale Prices; not One Dollar of
Old Bankrupt Stock in this Store. All New,
Fresh and Up-to-Date.
In our feeble attempt in our Opening Announcement to impress the fact that our Great
Sale is Real and Genuine, we appear to have
revived a dream in the mind of a heretofore
unknown competitor; to have as it weie,
stepped unintentionally on a puff ball. We
are sorry, but people now-a-days arc not interested in has-been's or going-to-be's. They
want an Iser and Stayer. fudging from the
business of the last few days, our friends and
customers know that our Sale is as represented.
All Goods Marked in Plain Figures.
10. 20. 25. 30. 40 and 50
Men's & Boys' Outfitters.
Canada Drug 8 Book
Among our Christmas Perfumes we have a handsome line of
Horocco    Watch    Cases   also   Handkerchief  and
Glove  Cases
Each box now contains a Cut Glass Bottle of elegant  perfume.    When
perlume is removed you have the beautiful Satin Lined Case for  gloves,
etc.    Our stock of assorted perfumes of the  best  English,   French  and
American makes is also complete.
Moroo.'o Gltv��e Case, Satin Lined
Ont Glass Bottle Perfume *4.r,0
Morocco Handkerchief Case Satin Lined Cut Glass Botlle Perfume   3.50
Morroceo Watch Case Siitiu Lined
Box, the Latest  2.75
1 bottle French or Amerioan Perfume in box      75
1 bottle English or Americau Perfume in box  1.01)
1 bottle Killnrncy Violets, in Sn-
in L'oed box, the latest  1.00
1 bottle English or French Perfume, iu box  1.26
1 liottle English or French Perfume, in box  1,50
1 large bottle American Perfume,
in box  2.00
1 bottle American Perfume, Ont
Glass Bottle, in box  2.5u
1 large bottle Amerioan P. rf nine
Oat Gluss bottle, in  box  5.00
1 large botMe Canadian Perfume,
Cat Gluss bottle, in box  3.50
1 bottle Canadian Perfume  4.00
English Perfume, 2 Out Glass bottles in box  8.00
English Perfume, 2 Ont Glass bottles, tbe latest, in box  fl.OO
Perfume Atomizer, beanties 1.50 & 2.00
Suehet Powders,   17 different odors
five different makers
Canada Drug fe Book Co.
Do   you   want   anything   to   complete
furnishing your
Parlor, Dining Room, Bed Room, Library,
Kitchen ?   If so it will be
at the stock of
J. G. BUNYftN & 60.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
Fisn and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager.
K.-W.-C   Block, Ward Street, Nklson.
Oiders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
Stoves and
Ranges . .
We are showing this, season a fall
line of these goods and solicit your
esteemed patronage. 1
Lawrence Hardware
#������*" ��� ��� �������� ������%' Corpoiation of the Oity of
t     MINING NEWS.     || Nelson.
************************* BY-LAW  NO   102
Thomas Poyter. of Cranbrook,writes
tn    The     Miner    reward in<r       an    Arrnr    A By-law to _\M $153,001 to extend   the City's
to    4.ne   Miner   regarding     an   error Electric Light System.
Which he says   occurs   in   the   article 	
which appeared   in these   columns   to     WHEREAS a petition 'signed hy lho owner
.r,��   .,�� ���.   ,h .    -_...���      i, a   i of at least one-tenth (1-101 of the value of the
trie   effect   that   an   action bad   been j P(,a. pr0peri,y in the City of Nelson, as shown
commenced   to adverse  the  Goldm th  b>' tl.o last revised a-Measmont roll,ho�� been pre-
i s L'iilis.1 to the Municipal Council of the Corpor-
propetty, kiown as the Silver Crown ation of the city of Nelson request-
group. Mr. Poyter says thc Goldsmith | jJ'vKla^t0 8altl Co""cil t0 '"troduc<! '
group with the large galena   showing
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage.
Apply to O. I.. LENNOX Bak*r 8��.
Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited.
Rough and
Dressed  Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
A-l White Pine Lumber Always lo
We carry a complete stock of OofUt Flooring
Colling, Inside Finish, Tamed Work, Hash and
Doors. Special order work will rocoivo prompt
attention*   Mall orders solicited.
Porto Rico Lumber Co.,
Head OAOA���HendrvS anil Vernon ^t��� Nnlfon
Civil Engineer.! and Provincial Land
Dor. Kootonay & Victoria sts. Nelson
P, 0. Box US Telephone 28.1
N. E. T..CO.
is got near the Silver Crown as il is
on the slope of Fish creek and the
Silver Grown is up Uoyd creek.
II. Eearns arrived in town yesterday lrom tbe Carthage group, which
is located near thc Ymir mine, and
which was recently bonded (or 100,(100
to a Chicago syndicate. Mr. Reams
says the property is developing even
better than expected. The tunnel hns
been driven along the ledge for a dis-
��nce ol 300 feet. There are some excellent shoots of ore and the average
width of the vein is l.i feet. Mr.
Reams leaves for the mine this
A small shipment cf ore was
brought down by the Nelson yesterday from Lardo to be forwarded to thc
smelter at Trail for treatment The
ore is from the Twin Falls Mini:ig
company's gronp of claims on Tenderfoot creek, which are being rapidly
developed by the company. This- is
prohaDly the rjrst real shipment of ore
to be s;nt out over the new railway to
a smelter, although several small lots
were brought out as samples last
week . The railway is now within ten
miles of the property, the ore being
rawhided down the trail to tile station
at Tenderfoot. The snow is now deep
in the Lardo valley, and a large number of claim owners are rawhijing
shipments out to send to the smelters
to test the value of their ores practically, and a number of interesting
faots will probably be brought out
through these trial shipments.
uY'wn ... ratso the sum of one hundred und fifty thousand dollars ($150,000t for improving and adding to 'he electric lighting system Itho property of the said City) by enlarging
and adding to tho plant of thc said system, by
acquiring more water to operate Bald plant aud
hy purchasing water rights and land necessary
for utilizing tlie said water righU and power
for successfully operating said electric lighting
system and dis'riuutlng power therefrom.
AND WHEREAS It Is deemed oxpedlent to
borrow tlie said sum of one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars ($15U,000)for tile pnrpose aforesaid,
AND WHEREAS tho wholo amount of the
rateable real property of tlio said City of Nelson, according lo the last rovised assessment
roll is $2,:tlu.!l70.
AND WHERE AS It will bo necessary to raise
annually by rite tbo sum of fl2,5tl7.3)for paying Ihe Bald debt and interest thereon,
NOW .THEREFORE, the Municipal Council
of tho Corporation of tbo City of Nelson, In
Council assembled enact* ns fo lows :
1. It shall and may bo lawful for the mayor
Of tlio Corpora-ion of the City of Nelson to bor
row upon the credit of tlio said Corporation by
way of the dcb<:mures hereinafter mentioned,
from any n li son <>r person0, body or bodies cor
pora'e, who may bo wi.ling to advance the
same as a loan, >. sum of money not oxcoodi g
ono hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,
000) and to cause all suoh sums-o raised or received to be paid into the hands of tho treasurer of the s iid Corporation for tho purpose and
Hume.���H A Turner and wife, Silver King; Daniel Thomson. Silver
Ring; Y M Young, Lardo; J Hargett,
Lardo; 0 W MoAnn, Kaslo; I) VV
Moore, Trail; S W Stevenson, Vancouver ; V M Purdy, Moyie; George
Johnson, jr., Uolorado Springs; F
Moriarity, P Walsh, Spokane; VV J
Meldrew, Toronto; F T Schooley,
Phair���G A Carlson, R F Green,
Kaslo; F VV Lewis and wife, Edmonton ; - Archibald, Cameron, Salmo ;
J W Holmes, Salmo, S Clone,
Queen���H E Livingsone, Robson; R
D McGuire, Winnipeg; A F MeNally,
Grand Forks; Mrs L Thompson, Midway; Sarah Tobin, Thompson Lauding; D Stephens, Naksup.
Grand .Central���T Nicholson, B A
McKenzic" Porto Rico; A Flnlayson,
Palmyra, N Y; j Kelly, Greenwood;
Chas 1 Ainan, Revelstoke; G W Johnson, Hazel, S 11; A G W Foster,
Pilot iBay.
'Madden���Mr and Mrs.
Laird,     Phoenix;    W
Laird,    Miss
li    Clement,
Treroont.���James Walsh,   Kaslo;  S
H Rowley, City.
Admission 25 cents.    Season,   Men
$5, Ladies and boys, $4.
wit It the legal holder or holders thereof or any
part thereof, either at the time of sale or any
subsequent time or times, and all debentures
so ropnrchesed shall forthwith be cancelled nnd
destroyed, and no reissue of debenturea so repurchased shall be mado in consequence of
such repurchase,
8 This bylaw shall tako effect on or after
the 21th day of December, 19.11.
9 This bylaw may be cited for all purposes
as the "High School Loan Bylaw 1901.''
Done and passed in Council assembled this
day of 1901
TAKE NOTICE that tho above is a true
copy of the proposed bylaw upon which the
vote of the Municipality will be taken on Friday, the 20th day of December instant betweon
tho hours of 8 o'clock A. M. and 1 o'oiock P. M.
for tho East ward at the City Police Court on
the east side os Josephine Htrrot and for the
West Ward at tho office of Ward Brothers on
the north side of Baker street between Stanley
and Kootonay streets in the Ciry of Nelson.
Clork of thc Oouncil
Nelson, B. C. December Oth. 19U
ecnted nnd issued for such sum 0, ,
as may be.requjred for the pornce ���� 1
object   aforesaid,   not excedinV how
ever, the slim of 85.000;   each  of  t  *
said debentures being of the
nation     of   cne      thousand
(81,000) and all such debentures shall
be sealed with the seal of the cor "
tion and signeilty- the mayor there!
Corporation or the Oity of
BYLAW  NO.   104
with tho objoct hereiiiboforc rooitc<_.
2, It shall be lawful for the Mayor of the
said Corporation to cause any number of debentures 10 be made, executed and issued for
such sum or sums as may bo required for the
.mrpose and object aforesaid, not exceeding,
dowever, tbe sum of ono hundred and fifty
thousand dollars S 150,000); c icli of tho said debentures being of the denomination of one
thousand dollarB (��1,000). aud all such debentures shall be soalod witli tho seal nf tbo Corporation and signed by the Mayor thoreof.
3 Tho s'\id debentures shall bear date the
flrst day of February A. D., 1902, and shall be
made payablo in twenty years from said dato,
in lawf ul monoy of Canada, at tho ofllco of the
Bank of Montreal in Nelson aforesaid, whion
s till }j 1 ice of payment shall bo designated by
tlic said debentures, and shall havo aUaohea
to them coupons for tho payment of interest
and the signatures to tho intorrst coupons may
be either written, (stamped, ptintod or lithographed
t Tho said debenturos shall bear interest at
the ralo of Ave per centum per annum from the
date thoreof, which interest Bhall bo payablo
semi-annually at. said office of of the Bank of
Montroal in Nelson aforesaid, in lawf .1 monoy
of Canada, on the first day of August and tho
first day of February rf spectivcly. in each year
during the currency thereof, and it shall be expressed iu said debentures and coupons to be so
5 lt Khali be lawful for the Mayor of tho said
Corporation to negotiate and sell the said debentures or any of them for not less than par;
including the cost of negotiating and salo, brokerage and all other incidental expenses.
li There shall bo raised and loviod in each
'oar during the currency of siid debentures
he sum of 47,500 for the pnyment of intorest
and the sum of $5,t)37.;W for tho payment of said
dobentures by a rate sulllcient therefor on all
the rateable roal properly in the said Municipality:
7 It shnll bo lawfnl for the said Mnoieipal
Council to re-purchase any of tho said debenturos upon such terms ns may bo agreed upon
with the legal holder or holders thoreof, or a:<y
part thoroof. either at the time of sale or any
subsoquei t time or times, and all debentures
so re-purchased shall forthwith be cancelled
and destroyed and no ro-issuo of dobentures so
ro-purchased shall be made in consequence of
such ro-purchnse
8 This bylaw shall take effect on tho 21th
day of December A. D., 1901.
9 Tbis bylaw may be citod for all purposos
as tho "City of Nelson Electric Light Extension
Bylaw No. 102."
Done and passed In Council assembled this
day of A D., 1901.
TAKE NOTICK that tho above Is a true copy
of the proposed by-law upon which the voto of
tho Municipality will ho takon on Friday Iho
20th day of December instant between the
hours of 8 o'clook A. M.and! o'clock P.M..
for tho Knst Ward at the City Poliee Court, on
the east side of Josephine Streot and for tho
West Ward at the onice of Ward Brothors on
tho north side of Bakor street between Stanley
and Kootenay streets in the City of .Nelson.
Clerk of the Council.
Nolson, B.C.,
December 6th, 1901.1
Corporation of the City of
BYLAW NO.  103
6.45 a  m 7,00 a. m.
Every 30 minutes until 11 n. m.
11.00 11.00 a. m.
Every "-() niiiinl.es 10.40 p. m  last oar.
Alter 7.20 p. m. passenger* trans*
fur at Byers' corner. Bnsy nights,
every 10 nvnutes up bill. Time not
guaranteed but kept as accurately
as possible.
He Puts Ferns Out in Five  Bounds at
Buffalo, Deo. 18���Bube Ferns, the
welter weight obampion, went down
to defeat at the hands of Joe. Wolcott,
tbe Harbadoes negro, in five rounds in
.the. .arena of the,International club
house at Fort Eric tonight. Walcott
battered Ferns down with terrific
blows and right and left swings to
head. To save Ferns from being completely knocked out Referee McIIride
stopped the bout and awarded the decision to Walcott. In the fifth and
Inst round Walcott put Ferns to the
boards upon two occasions and twlje
did, Bube take the count. When he
arose the second time he was in a
weakened condition. Ferns landed
some terrific blows but Walcott waa
ia tne pink of oondition and laughed
at Rube's efforts. Ferns began to
weaken In the third round but fought
gamely a: d desperately. Both went
to the floor in thc fouith round in a
clinch and Walcott aesisted Ferns to
arise. In the fifth round Walcott
almost sert Bube through the rones
and had Ferns almost ont when
Referee Mulliidu interfered. The men
met at 142 pounds and the bout was
for 20 Toons.
A Bylaw to rano 810 000 to Build, Equip and
Furnish a High echool Building.
Good lots for sale on easy terms.
A. V. MASON. Tramway Office
Kootenay stroot, Next Oddfellows' Ha
P. O. BOX 633.
Oftwn children are tortured with
Itchiiifr and burning eezeraa and other
skin dip canes but Buck len'_ Arnica
Salve heals the raw sores, expels inflammation, leaves the skin without a
aoar. Clean, fragrant, cheap, there's
no salve on earth aa good. Try it.
Cuie guaranteed. Only 2__ at Canada
Drug and Book Co.
If vou are at all Hceptlcal about trying Grlf-
IrhJ Mm.Ilw.1   1  i,.l.,w.���r -.1- l.i   ���ill    ....11
Whoroasapetltionslgredby tho owners of
at least one-tenth U-10) ot the value of the real
proporty of the City of NelBon as shown by the
_\t_, rev feed iuwo*sment roll, has been presented
to the Municipal Council of tho Corporation of
tho City of Nolson, requesting the said Council
to introduce a bylaw to raise the sum nf f 10,-
000 for the purpose of building, equip pln�� and
f ornishlng a high school building ill the said
City of Nelson.
AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient to
borrow the said sum of ,$10,000 for tho purpose aforesaid,
AND Whereas thn whole amount of the rateable real properly of tho said (Mty of Nolson according to tho last revised assessment roll Id
AND WHEREAS it will be necessary to
raiso annually by rato the sum of $835.82 for
paying the said du <Laud intorost,
NOW THEREFORE tho Municipal Council
of tho Corporation Of the C ty of Nelnon enacts
is follows I
1 It shall and may bo lawful for the Mayor
ot tho Corporation of tho City of Nelson to borrow, upon tho credit of tho said Corporation by
way ofthe debentures hereinafter mentioned.
from any person or persons, body or bodies
corporate, who may be willing to advance the
same as a loan, a sum of money not exceeding
In the whole, tlio sum of $10,000 nnd to cause
all suoh HUinssoraised or rooo'vod to bo paid
into thu hands of the Troasuror of tho said Corporation, for tho purpose and with the object
uorciubttforu recited.
2 It shall be lawfnl for tho Mayor of tho
said Corporation to causo any numbor of do-
bo'itures tob'3 mado, exeauted and Issued for
suoh sum or minimis iimy bo required for the
purpose and object aforesaid, not exceeding,
however, Lho sum of 110,000; each of the until
dobontures boing of the denomination of onu
thousand <iollars($1000i and all suoh dobontures
shall be coaled with tho seal of tho Corpora
1A��     ...wl      ���t__%_J-      K*.      I   I...       Hst.,,-..���      t-k.   m._^_M
too ini��l slutied by tho Mayor thoreof,
' 3  Tlio ��alil tleuenturen hIiiiII^ boar dato tlio
A   bylaw to
nrat day of Kobruary, A. I). 1002, and shall bo
mado naynhlo 11 twonty roan from tho said
lato In lawful monoy of Canada, at tho office of
lho Bank of Montroal lu Nolson afores-dd,which
plu oof payment Hhall bo designated by th"s:iid
Baid dcboniuros anil shall have attachod to
tbem counnnn for tbo paymont of lntoro.t and
the alKtiaturoH to thointeroKt eoupoiiK may ho
ol>her written, Rlampod, printed or lltho-
i Tho said debentures Hhall boar Intorost at
I ht> ra' oof II vis per centum pe annum from tho
date thereof, which interest shall bo p ynblo
soml-annually at tho said office of tlie Hank
of Montreal, in Nolson aforesaid, ln lawful
money of Canad* on tho flrst day of August
a d the first dny of Feoruary respectively, in
each year d iring tho curronoy thereof, and lt
hhall be exprossed ln said dobontures and oou-
��uns to bo so payablo.
ft it Bhall bo lawful for tho May"r of tho
said Corporation to negotiate and soil tho suid
debentures 01 any of them for not loss than
par; inoludlnglho cost of negotiating and Hale,
"brokerago ami all other IncuionUit expenses'
6  TlH'ns shall bo raised and levied in oach
flths Menthol Liniment yourdrugglst will soil iho sum of $A00 for tho payment of Interost and
lt with tho umlorHtAndlog that if not entirely the sum of tf&!5.82 for iho paymont of said do-
satisf.cUiry your monoy back.    Use It for bentmesby a rato sufficient therefor on all lho
rheumatism, neuralgia, sprains, bruises, mux- ratenblo roal proporty In lho ssld municipality
eulu soreness and all forms of HWelllng and In- 7   It ahall ho lawful (or tho said municipal
flammatlon.   Prlcoj
���iiatOMNelwi. B. C
, Council to ropurehaae any of I lie sald'uV '������!:"!
I unw apOBSUOk l*r��sa�� may pa aurced upe. j
raise (5.000.0) for ao isolation
WHBUKAS a potillon signed by the owners
of at least one t��nth il 101 of lho value of the
real property of tho City of Kohxui as Bhown
by the Itud, rovl.ol assessment mil haB been
preBenlod to the MunlcipsU Council of the Corpora'Inn of lhe Ci.y ofNolBon, roque ting the
said Council to introduce a bylaw to raise the
Bum of (5,000.00 for tlie purpose of building,
equipping and furnishing an isolation hospital
io the B.iid City of Nolson.
AND WHKIIKA8 it Is deemed expedient to
borrow tho said sum of (5,000.00 tot the purpose
AND WHEREAS lho whole amount ofthe
rat cable real property of the said City of Nelson according to the last revised assessment
roll is (2.930,070.00
AND WHEREAS it will bo nocossary to
raiso annually by rate thn sum of (117.91 for
paying the said debt and intorest.
NOW THEKFOitE the Municipal Council of
tho Corporation of lho City of Nolaon enacts as
1. it shall and may bo lawful for the mayor
of the Corporation of the City of Nelson to
lion mv upon tho credit of the said Corpo'ation
by way of tho dobentures hereinafter mentioned from any person or iters -ns. body or
bodies corporato, who may be willing to
advanco tlio samo as a loan, a sum of money
notoxccedlngln the wholo the ftum of (5,000.00
and to causo all such sums so r.iisedor rooeivod
to be paid Into the hands of lho treasurerof the
said corporation, for tho purpose aud with the
object hereinbefore recited.
2. It Bhall bo lawful for the miyor of the said
Corporation to cause any number of debenturos
to bo made, oxecuted and issued for Huch sum
or sums as may be required for the purpose
and object aforesaid, not excooding. however,
tlie sum of Ave thousand dollars (C5.O0O 00) eaoh
of the said debentures being of tho
denomination of ono thousand dollars ((1,000) and all such debentures shall be
sealed with the seal ef tho Corporation and
signed by the mayor thereof.
3. The said debentures shall bear dato the
first dav of February, A.D., 1902 and shall be
mado payable in twonty years from tho said
date in lawful monoy of Canada at the Bank
of Montreal In Nolson aforesaid, whioh said
place of paymont shall bo designated by tho
said debonturoB and shall havo attached to
i licui coupons for the payme t of interest, and
the signature to the interest coupons may bo
either writ! on, stamped, printed or lithographed.
1. The said debentures shall bear interest at
th" rate of five por cent per annum from tbo
date thoreof, which interest shall bo payable
semi-annualiv at said ofllco of tho hank of
Montreal in Nelson aforesaid, in lawful money
of Canada, on the first day of August and tbe
first day of February respectively in oach year
during the currency thereof, and it shall bo
expressed in Bald dobontnrcB and coupons to be
bo payablo.
5. It shall be lawful for tho mayor of tho said
Corporation to negotiate and sell the said
debentures or any of them for not less than
Rar: including the cost of negotiating and Bale,
rokorage and all othor incidental expenses.
s 6. There sh ill bo ralsod and levied in each
year during the currency of aaid dobenturos
tho sum of (250 for the payment of interost and
tho sum of (167.01 for tho payment of lho said
debentures by a rule sutileient therefor-on all
the rateable real proporty in the said municipality.
7. It shall be lawful for the aald municipal
oouncil to repurchase any of the slid debeninres upon such terms as may be agrood upon
with the legal lwlder or holdors thereof or any
part thereof either at the time of salo or any
subsequent 1'iiic or times; and all dobenturos
bo repurchased shall forthwith bo cancelled
and destroyed and no re Issue of dobontures so
re-purcbasod shall be made in consequence of
sucli ro purchase.
8. This hylaw shall take effect on the 2ith
day of Docombor, A.I)., 1901.
0. Tins bylaw may be c.ted for all purposes
as "Isolation Hospital Bylaw."
Done and passed ln oouncil anscmbled this
day of A.D., 1001.
TAKE NOTICK that tho above is a true
copy of the proposed bylaw upon whioh the
vote of the municipality will be taken on
Friday thc 20th day of December instant between the hours of 8 o'clock A. M. and i
o'clook P. M��� for the East Ward at tho City
Police Court on tho east side of Josephine
street and for the West Ward at the oflice of
Ward Brothors on tho north aide of Baker
street, belwoen Stanley and Kootonay streets
in the City of Nelson.
Clerk of the Council.
Nelson, B. C,
December Oth, 1001.
be waled with theVcaUf'the corpora
*��� and signed by the mayor f
The said debentuies' shall ben*
date the first div of Febrnaiv a i
1902, and shall lw made pnyabl, in
twenty years from the snid 'un,e j
lawful money of Cana.la. ut Mie effl. '
of the Banli of Montreal in Nelson
aforesaid, tahich said place of pay
ment ahall be designated by the sain
debentures, and shall have attached to
them coupons for the payment of interest and the si gestures to the i���.
terest coupons may be either written
stamped, printed nr lithographed,     '
4. The said debentures shall bear
interest at thu rate of five per cent
per annum from the date thereof
which interest shall be payable semiannually nt said olliee of the Hank of
Montreal in Nelson aforetaid, in lawful money of Canada on the first day
of August, and the first day of Febrn-
ay, respectively iu each year during
the onrrenoy thereof, and It shall be
expressed in said dcbentuies and coupons to be so payable.
6. It shall be lawful for the  mayor
of   the   said   corporation to negotiate
or an v of
aud stile,
ar.d  levied
and sell the sai-1 debenturea
them tor not.less than par;
the   cost   of    negotiating
brokerage   and   all   other
6. There shall be raised
in each year during the currency of
said debentures tile cum of 8280.00 for
the payment of interest, and tlic sum
of $107.91 for the payment of tlie said
debentures by a rati- sullicicnt therefor on all the rateable real property
in the said, municipality.
7. It shall be lawful lot the said
municipal Oouncil to repurchase any
of the said debentures upon such
terms as may be agreed upon with thc
legal holder or holders thereof, or any
part thoreof, either at the time of salo
or any subsequent time or times; and
all debenturea so repurchased shall
forthwith be cancelled and destroyed
and no re-issue of debentures so ia-
purehased shall be made in consequence of such re-purchase.
0. This Uylaw shall tako effect on
or after the 24th day of December,
9. This Bylaw may ba cited for
all purposes as tbe "Fire Department
Equipment Bylaw. "
Done and passed in Council assembled thia day of A,. D.
TAKE NOTICE that thc above is a
true copy of the proposed bylaw upon
whicb the vote of the Municipality
will be taken on Friday tho 30th ilay
of December instant, between the
hours of eight o'clock A. M. and four
o'olock P. M.,for the East Ward at the
City Police Court on the east side ef
Josephine street and for the West
Ward at the oillce of VVard Brothers
on the north side of Baker street between Stanley aud Kootenay streets
in ibe City of Nelson.
Clerk of the Council.
Nelson, 11 C, December Oth, 1901.
Corporation of the City of
BYLAW  NO.   105
A Bylaw to  raise the Hum   of (5,000
for Fire Department Purposes.
WHEREAS, a petition signed by
tbe owners of at least one-tenth (1-10)
of the value of the real property in
the City ot Nelson as shown hy the
last revised assessment roll has been
presented to the Munieipil Council of
tfle Corporation of the City of NelBon
requesting the said Council to Introduce a bylaw to raise the sum ul
$5,000.00 for the purpose of the more
fully equipping the lire department of
thu City of Nelson aid installing a
fire alarm system for such purpose.
AND WHEREAH, It in deemed expedient to borrow the said sum of
f5,00U.O0 for the purpose aforesaid.
AND WrihIKEAS, the whole amount
of the rateable real property of the
said City of Nelaon according to tbe
last revised assessment roll Is
AND WIlEUEASit will be necessary
to raise annually by rate tne sum of
1117.91 foi paying the said debt and
NOW THEREFORE, the Municipal
Oouncil of the Corporation of the ('ity
of Nelson enacts ai follows:
1, lt shall and may De lawful for
the mayor of the corporation of tbe
City of Nelson to borrow upon tbe
credit of tbe said corporation, iiy way
of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, from any person or persons,
body or bodies corporate, wbo may 1)e
willing to advance the same as a loan
a sun of money not exoeedingln toe
whole the sum of $s, 000.00 and to
cause all such sums so raised or received to be paid into the hands of the
treasurer of the said corporation, for
the purpose and with t'ue object hereinbefore recited.
1. It shall be lawful for the mayor
of the aaid corporation to cinae any
number of debenturas to be made, ex-
Corporation of the Oity of
Publio Notico Is hereby given that tlio voto
of tho elootors of the municipality of woUQ
of Nelson will bo takon on By-Laws No.MH, HA
101 and K'6, being respectively: No 102, "A i�� ���
law to raiso lieo.wio to extend tho i ity s Klectrit
light system;" No. 103, " A. Bvlnw to raiso
*10,000 to build, equip and furnish a High
School Building;" Bylaw 11 "A Bylaw to
ralHB 15000 fOt an Isolation H ospi Uji ,J*'J*
No. 105, "A Bylaw to raise thc sum of f&OIMTfpr
Fire Donartmont purposes)," on t ritlny. I no -"
day of Docombor instant between the hours or
8 o'clook a.m. and 4 o'clock p. m.
For tho East V\'nrd at tho City Polio; {w
on Josophuio Street and for lhe VV oat Wara
it'thooSlco of Ward Urothers, on theI north
sido of Bakor Street, between Stanlej nnu
Kootonay Streets in tho City of Nolson
"Any male or female behit? of the full ago ot
twenty-one years who is tho assessed o��.nor or
land or of real property within '���'<>'?"
nicipallty shall have a vote either ooaflrming
Sr negativing the said By-laws In each ward m
which h��or she may be assessed for land or
r��fiaPtedPaetrrfoi'son,B. C.thls 10th day of Do.
comber, 1901. -^pj-
dertiflo&te of Improvements
Lendor Mineral Olaim. pitaftto in tlm
Nelson Mining Division of West Root-
"ftSffifoi Onthenoi'lbbaukoi
Wild Horse Greek about fl mile* I""11
the SolmouRiver. ,   T
TAKE NOTICE that I, Kenneth u
Burnet, agent for William Blair, *. �����
CjMfflU  W. H   Dauby (wbj��M
-     -     -       ,.tn  i,'   M   f!  Nn.  rJDUllOi
fo'rj7'A;'Barrett> F. M. C. ��J. Mfillfc
Charles E.������ Dearoaiere, F. M. U.
B5IU27, Ferdinand Morin, t. M. ^
No. B55014nnd Joseyh Fitre. Y. ����� �����
No. B61918, intend, sixty 'lays from tne
date hereof, to apply to the MlulDR Be-
oordev for a cert.iieate nf improve"vi��
for the purpose of obtaining B Cronu
Grant of the :above claim. .
And further take notico that notion,
under section 87. must be oonuuencea
before the issuance of such oerUfloate
Certificates oi Improvements
OrioD, Jupiter, Orion ft. and JupW
Fr, Mineral Claims, situate to*J*JL
son Mining Division of West Kootenay
D Where loaated-On Morning Moon-
tain. .   . , -, n
acUn7as''a^uTf^ the Venus gj��
Mining Company, Limited, l r
or'. Certificate lJo.B50,4l��,,ntoml '��J
days from the dn,to hereof,rj�� ��lW ���(
the Mining Recorder for OertiHdaW
Improvements, for the pn P���� ��
tBinlnif   Crown  Grants  of  the B0U
ClAmlfurther take notice lhat actUu;.
under section 87, must be con    *
before tbe ieauaoee of euoh Ceitincav
of Improvemdnta. n..i���h,.r A D, Nblson   Daily Minbr, Thursday December 19, 1901
A Few Pertinent Remarks by Alderman Harold Selous.
Editor Miner,���I notice in yonr
issue ot Tuesday last a letter from a
,.aU. payer who suggests tbat the public are not fully informed on the subject  of  the    proposed   electric   light
If tbis be the case perhaps a brief
renew of a few facts and figures may
not be out of place.
Bylaw 102 proposes to borrow 8150,-
000 to ouild a plant on a ceitaiu site
ou Ibe Kootenay river,
This site has not yet been secured
by the city. We may get it tomorrow.
VVe may get it next year. We may
never get it at all.
The estimate of $l!>0,000 deals only
with this particular site and does not
apply to any other.
Tbis estimate is given by onr city
engineer, who is cot an electrical
This estimate has not been checked
or confirmed by any electri'al engineer.
In borrowing this sum of 8150,000
the city practically reaches the limit
of its borrowing powers. So that if
bv any mishap or miscalculation the
plans eould not be completed for the
sum voted, the wholo works would
probably have to lay idle and incomplete till such time as the city could
scrape together enough money from
current revenue to finish the job.
Tbis year our real estate taxes are
about 1 5-8 per cent, and many of ns
find them as high as we want them.
If this further sum of $150,000 is borrowed our taxes will b? about 2 3-4
per cent.
Tbe cost of maintenance of this
plant will be out of all proportion to
its eaining capacity. The cost of
wages will be practically the same as
for a plant of two, four or six thousand horsepower. Below I give a
rough estimate of the cost of our
elctric ligbt systems under the proposed bylaw.
Interest and   sinking   fund   on
$150,000       (proposed     loan),
870,0(10 (old loan) 818,750
Salary of supt. in town     1,500
" ''      at works     1,500
"     of three   electricians  at
8100 per month     .    3,000
Salary three helpers at f 75     2,700
Incidental expenses, repair, oil,
etc     2,500
Depreciation,   5   per  cent,   on
$1.'.0,000     7,500
The organ that opposed the
Councils' proposal to purchase what
additional power It required, and give
everybody good light and make 50
cents on the dollar besides, now advocates the erection of this plant, appeals to the publio to vote for it on
the ground that it will increase the
value of their real estate.
It pats itself on the back, calls
itself progressive and its opponents
relrogradists, hiiits that its editor and
supporters aie the only people who
have tbe interests of Nelson at heart,
or indeed have any interests in Nelson
at all.
And conducts its campaign by the
means of throwing boquets at itself
and mud at its opponents
I think, however, Mr. Editor, that
when the public realize that bylaw 102
is fcr the purpose of erecting a plant
that will cost us between 835,000 to
840 000 a year to run,
That we don't  know  where we oan
Thnt we don't know   when   we  can
build it.
build it.
That we don't know what it will
oost to build it.
That the public will have no diffi
cnlty in making op its mind how to
vile on Bylaw No, 102. I am, sir,
Slops tbe Cough
ami Works off the fold.
Laxative Biomo-Qnlnlne Tablet* oure a cold
ia oi.ii day.   NoCuro, no Pay.   Price 25 cents
Copper has taken another tumble on
tlio London market and has sold as
low as ��10 1-2 to ��50 1-4. Tbe decline
was owing to the fears of an exported
break in Amalgamated Copper, but
prices eventually hardened somewhnt.
The closing quotation was ��50 1-2 to
SSI. In New York the price was
115.37 1-2 to 815.82 ]-? lor lake and
���15 for casting. The production of
copper in the United States for the
month of November was 21,728 tons
"inking a total for tho past eleven
months of 245,456 tons against 246,003
Ions for the corresponding period of
last year,
Lead was dull ln London at ��10
Ms., and in New York the price is
now four cents.
Silver- London, 25 l-2d; New York
55 l-4c.
A full line of choicest designs in
Tobacco Jars, Pouches with Monograms, Oignr Cases, PipeB, etc., suit-
aids for Xmas presents. Special arrangement for lady purchasers every
Xmas candles j,. Xmns tree decor-
afnns, Xmas toys.holly, etc., at THE
PALM. I i       ti
udson's Bay Co.
Santa Claus.
This will be thc
231st Christmas
Which this Company, who are doing business over half a continent,
has assisted its Friends and Customers to celebrate and enjoy, and
this  is the
in which we are doing business. Our long experience and our capital
obviously give us an immense advantage in supplying the very best
v?lue in everything to our patrons. This year we have made special
efforts and have now a collection of
Christmas Goods
which cannot be surpassed in any city in Canada.
Our Dry Goods Department
is well worthy of its reputation,   and is replete with  articles suitable
For Presents for Men,
Women and Children.
No pains have been spared to decorate in honor of " Good Old
Christmas," and an inspection will please you as well as enable you to
select exactly what you want at
Most Reasonable Prices,
We cannot commence to enumerate, but would draw special attention
to our
Toys and Dolls
and to our Ladies' and Gentlemen's Ties which we have in all shades,
shapes and pattern*, as well as to our magnificent .Jine of Handker-.
chiefs in linen and"silk, of Gloves of every description, including the
Paris Price Kid Gloves, and of Ladies' Blouses, etc., etc. Every conceivable article necessary or ornamental for Ladies' and Gentlemen's
attire is here to choose from. There is nothing a woman can wish for
in the way of Dress Goods that this department cannot supply, and at
a saving. The very newest and most exquisite weaves and colorings
will be found in this vast collection, and the quantity ^ill astonish you
as much as the quality and little prices.
With Groceries and Eatables quality is everything. Price is a
consideration, but its importance is second to that of quality. You
must have the finest and freshest foodstuffs obtainable, because it is
healthiest, because, in fact, in the long run it pays best. But when
you secure "top notch" quality at the minimum reasonable price,
nothing more can be wanted. This is the combination you obtain at
these Stores���quality lhe highest, prices the lowest.
Our Christmas Specialties
include a direct shipment of Peek, Frean & Co's Biscuits, Pascall's
Sweets, Rowntree's Confections, Christie's and McCormick's Fancy
Biscuits, English Plum Puddings, French Crystalized Fruits, Gor-
ganzola, Roquefort and English Stilton Cheese.
Crockery, China and Glassware.
��� This depa-itment is very complete. Dinner Sets, Tea Sets and
Bedroom Sets in all qualities and at all prices. We have a nice line
oTspeciaTI)'selected "little things", very suitable for presents, and a
choice collection of more expensive goods for' the same purpose.
Cups and Saucers, Plates, dishes, Platters, etc., of every description
and style. Fancy Glass and China Ware, genuine Cut Glass Goods,
both for use and ornament. Anything and everything required in
these lines for the kitchen and diningroom is here.
Our Wine and Liquor Department
consists of direct importations from all over the wcrld.
vou may, we can assure you. Our Liquors are worthy of every dependence. For years
and years we have been selling Liquors, and during this time we have built up a fortress
of confidence in us and our lines which is absolutely unassailable. Vou run no risk
in purchasing from us. The quantity and variety of Liquors which you can obtain
here are larger than you could secure elsewhere in Western Canada- so great indeed
is the variety that we believe we can satisfy almost any individual fancy in the way
of Wines and Liquors, The least you can do at any rate is to give us a trial order,
and thus allow us to demonstrate the advantage of trading with us.
Prices Right in all Lines.   Watch Our Windows.
Advertisements Inserted nnder this head at
the rate of one oent a word per Insertion. No
Advertisement taken for leas Limn 36 oents.
Situation Wanted advertisements inserted
three times free of chance.
TO LET���Two furnished rooms, Maker
street, 81S; fl-roomed honse, Stanley
street, $14 ; cottage, Josephine street,
close to town, 115. S. JJ. Urvdges, K.
W.O. block.
FOR     SALE.���One     heavy    draught
team, apply to .1. A. Sayward
HOUSE   tu rent   on Vernon     street.
Apply Captain T. .1. Uuncan.
FORNISED       ROOMS.���Apply       on
Silica,     second   door   west     Ward
ROOMS and HOARD.���Every convenience ;   south east   corner of   Carbonate and Josephine street.
Applv   to   Mrs F. 3. Sqnires, Room
40, K. W. C. block.
MEN WANTED���On     Crow's Nest
Southern   Ry.     Uood   wages, long
job   Headquarters, Elko,    B.   C A.
Outhrie & Co.
Money to Loan at 8 per cent.
Insurance Real Estate
FOR RENT.���Two offices over Queen
Cigar store, $15; 7-roomed house, bath
and sewer, %32; 4-roomed house, water
only, 911.
FOR SAliE.���Two lots, Observatory
st., 00 oar line, $450; 5-ruorn house,
Carbonate st., 81,000; 7-roomed hcuse,
Carbonate st, $2,100.
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand ot
Rough and Dressed
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish.
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber-
Mill at PILOT BAY. Tarda, NELSOU
and LABI K),
DJ. HUUKltTDUN Sc CO.-Next door la
��   thenuw l'ost Olllee Building-, Vernon
au, NVls.ua.   lltij   [shins- _".!,.'. Night'phone WI.
N. M. Cummins, Losses���Every known
vuriety of soft drinks. P O Hox 88. Tulevhoii
No. 31. Hoover Street, Nelson. Bottleni of th
famous tit. Leon Hot Springs Mineral Water
C1AN10 Sc MACOONALD (II. Cane, Jamo
J A. Macdonaidl���Arclutoets and suuerin
tomtoms, Broken Hill Block, oorner Bukor and
Ward Streets, Nelsou
A      MACDONALD   Sc Co.���Center  Fron
and Hall Streets���Wholesale grocer
aim jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots
rubbers, maokinaws and miners' sundries.
P   BURNS Sc (o.-Haker Street, Nelson-
���   Wholesale dealers in fresh a d cured
meats.   Cold Storage.
Baker Street, Nelson���Wholesale dea
ers in fresh and ourud meats.
J   Street,   Nelson-
Wholesale  dsalars  in
hardware,  miners' supplies,  sporting goods
M'LACHLAN BROS. (Successors to Van
cou ver Hard ware Co. Ltd.l Baker Street.
Nelson���Wholesale dealers ln hardware and
mining supplies, plumbers' and tinsmiths' sup
NELSON   HARDWARE   CO.- Wholesals
paints, oils and glass: mechanics   tools
Agents foi Onjtarlo Powder Works; dfnamite
rpURNKR, BEETON & Co.-Corner Vernon
_. and Josephine Streets, Nelson���Whcle
sale dealers In liquora, cigars, and dry goods
Agents for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee
and Calgary Browing Co of Calgary.
HUDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholesale
and liquors etc.. Baker Street, Nelson.
Offloe oorner HaU and   Front  Streets
Molson���Lumber, celling, flooring, and every
thing in wood for building purposes. Oet oui
prloos.   Correspondence solicited.
H. & M. BIRD
Money to Loan On Improved Beat Eslule
1st Mortgages at 8 per cent.
$3,100���Eight roomed house and three
lots in good position, close to
the tram line. Also stable for
three teams. Terms, $],UU0
cash, balance straight mortgage
at 8 per cent.
$850���Fonr roomed house and lot on
Mill street. Lot planted with
fruit trees.
$050 -Four rooined bouse and lot on
Qore street.
$8 00���Fonr roomed bouse, Hume Addition, close in.
$22 00���Seven roomed house, modern
improvement, corner of StHnley
and Mines road.
$20 50��� B'nrnished cottage on Victoria
street nest.
M  =&_ ,	
1 HudsoirTBay Ce. 1
Atlantic S.S. Sailings
From St.John. N. K
Pai In [nn 1). ���< ���. __
Lake  Ontario Jan.  :i
Numfdlan    Jnn,   4
Ionian (now) ,  Jan. II
Lake Huperior  Jan. 17
Them Htoamerfl Mail from  Halifax two day
FromlPortland, Mo,
Dominion Lino Dominion Doc. 28
Vancouver .In... IH
From New York
Philadelphia ,ncc. %.
Herman io  Doc, 86
Campania, Dec. _H
K union* la Dec. 28
HI. Paul  Jan I
Coltlo  Dec. 31
Fiom RoHton
Ivernlu. Dec. 'iX
Continentnl'tialllntCH of French. North German Lloyd, H. A. P. and Italian Linen on application.
It AT KH - Saloon fnrcK 912.50. Henond $.15 and
upward** according to ttteamcr a"d location of
berth.   Steerage quoted on application.
II. L. BROWN, City Agt., Nelnon.
W. P. F. CUMMIN08,
Uon. Agent, Winnipeg, Man.
J.   . UABTBR. D. P. A.. Nolnon
ry GALLON fr, C'0.-Dealer�� In ore naoka
X ��� and twinea AlwayH n large stock on
hand. Telephone 295. Room 14, K.-W.-0 Block
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
Holiday  Excursion
Fare   and   One-Third
For Round Trip.
For Christmas  ���    December
23rd, 24th, 25th.
For New Years 1 December
30th and 31st, January i
All   tickets good  for  return
till January 3rd.
Leave Kootenay Landing
Tuesday and Friday, to bt.
Paul and all U. S. points
via Soo Line.
Friday only, Toronto,
Montreal. Boston, etc.
J. 0. GWILLIM, B-,  Sc,
Late of Geological Survey of Canada.    Six years experience in 11. C
mining district!.
Baker Strr*
Nflioa. B C
For lierths, time tnbleg, rates and fall
iuformution apply to.
H. I.. Bnowif,
Oity Passnnger Agent
J, 8. Oahtkr,
Dis. Pass. Agt.
B. 3. Coyli
A. O. P. A.
The Waverley Hotel
Rates $1.00 to fl,SO per day. First
class Meals, Wc. Next door to Opera
House. P. O. llox 'JIO. Telephone HI,
Victoria St., Nelson. Nklson Daily Miner Thursday, Decbmbbr 19,  190
Our Improved   s?,ne of   th*
c     r advantages   of
olOrC our    Improved
store are these.
We can carry a greater variety of
goods. We can display them better,
we can g've you better attention, all
this of cunrse is to your benefit as
well as onraelvea. Already we bave
���eeu the resnlt. The kindness of our
friends, the appreciation of the public-
has been marked.
We are showing a more extensive
line of toys and Holiday goods than
ever.    Come an.' see us.
Show Room for Mason ,t Bison pianos
The Sons of England are arranging
to give a ban;;uet at Fraternity hall
on lhe evening of December 30.
The steamer Kas'.o yesterday
brought in two ears of Whitewater
ore and two of Reco, for tbe Trail
Nelson Lodge No. 85, K. of P.,
will not meet till January 13th on
account of the Cluistmas and Nes
Year's holidays.
A number of Italian laborers who
had been employed on the construction woik on tlie Lardo railway came
in on the Nelson yesterday.
J. Hawkins, who was the first
employe of the Tramway company in
Nelson, and who has been well known
and popular through his courtesy to
passengers on the company's ears,
leaves on Saturday, having decided to
return to his old home at Ottawa.
Nothing has been heard lately as to
the formation of a branch of the Y.M.
C.A., of which it was understood that
a committee had already made a number of arrangements. Whether there
is a demand for the Y.M.O.A. or not
there should be a desire ior a gymnasium in Nelson.
The freight shipments over thc
Crow's Nest line are very heavy, the
barges between Procter and Kootenay
Landing handling sixty cars each way
per day. A large amount of this consists of coal and coke for the Ilonn-
dBry and Trail smelters, but shipments of ordinary merchandise arc-
also heavy. In the yards at Nelson a
large fielght traffiu is in progress and
railway business generally is said to
be very good, although the holiday
passenger tiade has not started yet.
Engine !>S4 which had not been off
the track for nearly n week yesterday
morning jumped lhe track on the
smelter switch near the top, totally
blocking all traffic to the smelter for
the day. It was found necessary to
huild another line of track ior a considerable distance along the spur to
handle the engine. This engine is an
extremely heavy one aud is the only
engine that can successfully handle
loadel cars up the steep grade leading
to the smelter, but it has established
a record for jumping the track and
getting into trouble that would be
hard to beat
D, 3. Robertson and Co. yesterday
received a shipment of palms from
Florida. These palms make the most
artistic deeoratioi possible for a residence, as they set off a room or hallway as no other (lower or plant uan.
They are graceful and artistic in appearance and in many places they arc-
preferred for decorative purposes to
any other form of flora. It is the intention of Robertson and Co. to distribute these palms uniong their customers between now nnd ( hri.-.tinas.
Those who purchase IS worth of goods
or over are entitled to one until they
are all gone. The first to purchase
wiU be given a choice of all the
palms on hand, nnd those who desire
to secure one should go to the store of
D. J Robertson and Co. early today or
the first thing tomorrow, and secure
one. It Is within the realm of possibility that thev will all bo gone by
tomorrow,     as   the   desire   to   secure
palms,   ami particularly  the Florida
palms,    is   very great.     The store   is
located on Vernon street near Ward.
Lodge Nelson ljueen No. Hi, Sons
of England Ucnevolcnt Society, elected officers for ihe coming year at the
meeting held last night, 'ihe following were elected and they will he Installed at next meeting, to conduct
whieh Rov. Canon Clinton, of Vancouver, has been invited. President, J.
M. Lay ; vice-president, Eli Sutcllffe;
troasurer, H. A. Kelly; secretary, Edward Maeleod; assist" nt-secietnry,
James A. Newport; chaplain. Arthur
W. Blaney; 1st committeeman, F
Hawthorne; 2nd committeeman,
Onslow Newling; !lrd committeeman,
A, B. Sherwood; inner guard, Charles
Hillyer; outer guard, Ii F. Clarke;
auditors and finance committee. Jn Ties
M. Davison and <;. S. Hawthorne,
trustees, Thomas Morley and E. A,
Creaks; lodge physician, Dr, Hawkey.
Archibald Cameron, accountant at
tbe Yellowstone mine and Foreman
!!<limes of the same mine, are guests
nt the Phair.
In the advertising columns will be
found the advertisement of the Hud-
sons' Bay company, wbich is net haps
thc oldest company on tbe continent.
As wiL be seen by tbeir announcement they have a large and varied
stock from wbich to select Christmas
and other goods. It will pay the
people of Nelson to examine their
show windows, where there is a display that will tempt them to stop in
and purchase.
A meeting of the wholesale clerks
was held last nigbt at the office of J.
Y. Griffin aud Co., at which a hockey
club was formed with the following
officers and exective committee: Hon.
President, R.Robertson; president, E.
Tilswcrth; 1st vice-president, Percy
Chapman; 2nd vice president, F.
Olbbs: secretary, J. A. Fraser; treasurer. J. W. Nuiin; manager. A. Long-
burst; captain, George Nunn ; executive commttee, D. M. McDonald, F.
Irwin, R. M. Hood. The colors selected for the club were red and white.
The club are anxious to confer With
tbe C. P. R. team and if possible to
arrange for the formation ot a city
It Will Soon Be Added To Ymir's
Shipping Mines.
One of the finest specimens of gai
ena ore ever brought into Ymir is
now on exhibition in A. B, Buck-
worth's office window, marked Ore
From the Union Jack Mine, says tbe
Ymir Mirror. The Union Jack mine
was recently secured by a strong
Cincinnati company known aa the
Active Gold Mining company, limited,
of B. C, of whioh Paul Victor Loth,
who visited this camp in October last,
is secretary-treasurer. On the 6tb of
November a force of miners started to
work under tbe superintendence of
Dougald Cameron, one of tbe original
locators of the property. At present,
two tunnels are being opened up, one
on the Union Jack claim and one on
tbe Queen claim. The ore on exhi
bition is from the Queen ledge, and
Mr. Cameron states that thc new find
was quite unexpected, as he did not
hope to encounter much ore until the
tunnel was driven in about 100 feet
from where it was started. In a few
days rails and cars will be taken up
to tbe mine, and the Active company
are figuring at present on Installing
motive power for machine drills. The
Union Jaak will soon be added to tbe
shipping mines of Ymir, and Paul
Victor Loth and his associates are to
be congratulated upon their good
fortune in aoquiring this valuable
property. The success of tbe Union
Jack is assured, ard with another
paying property added to tbe present
list, Ymir will beoome mure popular
with men who have money to invest
in sound mining propositions.
Steam   Skate Sharpener at Thorpe's
A Property There Pro luces Gold and
Arsenic,the Only One in Amerioa.
Toronto, Dec. 18.���Mining opera
tions in the vicinity of Madoc are io
a healthy state, according to thc report sent in to the bureau of mines
by W. E. H. Carter, who recently
started on a tour of inspection of all
the mines in Ontario. The two gold
mines which are being worked there
by English oapital, are now running
continuously, and one of tbem, the
Canadian Gold Fields mine, at Deloro,
has the distinction of being the only
mine in America which is producing
arson io, Gold and arsenic are being
produced from the same ore, which
is a raic thing in mining. Mr.
Carter reports that the Belmont mine
at Cordova has 80 stamps, and the C.
G. P. mine at Deloro 20 stamps.
Camden, N. J.. Dec. Is.���The pbysl
loans attending United States Senator
Bewail announced tonight that the
senator is holding his own. He has
been resting quietly during the last
21 houis and seems quite cheerful.
Call and see our fine line of skates
just opened up; all sizes and makes,
nt McLachlmi  Bros.
nave von used healthful Hygenic
Baking Powder, the latest discovery
in chemistry '.
Steam   Skate Sharpener at Tho-pe's
P. L. S.
KASLO.  B.  C.
Mineral   '*���������� and mines suiveyed.
Are you in want? If you are, tel.
lhe people, through The Miner want
column, what you are i��i want of
You'll gat It.
..Notice to Quit.
We have given notice to vacate our store, and having only a few mora days we propose making them
lively ones. The keenest buyers will appreciate the bargains on ever)- counter and shelf between now and
closing down time.
His is a Big Sale,
Not a Mere Hand=
ful of Goods.
We have enough Dry Goods here to make things lively for a week's brisk selling. We want
to clear out our stock and open up Our New Store with Brand New Goods. At the same time Martin
O'Reilly & Co. have no shop worn goods on their shelves.
Just a few Comforters left and they will
sell at, each , $      75
Another lot of 10 Comforters will go at.     i  25
We have 5 or 6 dozen Leather Belts, all colors;
they will all sell at exactly Half Price.
Marcella Quilts
Here is something always useful that will
appeal to careful buyers.
Our $3.00 Quilts now $ 2 00
"      4.00      "      "       2 75
"      5-50      "      "        3 5��
A few pieces of Tickings as follows:
20c now $ 15
25c now  i6j/��
30c now  20
Art Muslin and Scrims
Some that were 10c now $ 5
"      "      "    I2^c now  8
"     "     "   20c now     12^
Our Women's and Children's Underwear has
had a big sale, but \ye still have a fairly good assortment left.
About 50 or 60 pairs of Lace Curtains are all
looking for buyers, and are marked away down.
Are the faots fairly statod? Yes they are, especially when we speak of Ribbons. We have an
enormous stock of Ribbon in all colors, and they
will sell themselves at the following prices:
15c Ribbons, all colors, now $        8
20C " " " "            12}_
25c      " "        "      "       i6y��
35C      " "       "      "           25
Children's Bonnets and Hoods
Children's Hoods in White and   Colored
Cloth trimmed in fur, were $1.50 now $
White Silk Bonnets trimmed in lace also
in fur, were $1.00 to $1 -75, now         40
Also a lot of Bonnets in White and Red,
trimmed in fur, worth 2.00 to 2.75, now         90
Another very similar lot to go for         75
Women's Cotton Underwear
Night Gowns that were $1.00 now $     60
i< it 11    ii        , - -     ii
" " "    "       2.00    "...
1   10
1   10
1  SO
Swiss Embroidery.
Skirts that were $1.25 now $     go
"        "      "      1.60    "	
".        "      "      2.50    "   	
Coif Canes
Golf Capes trimmed with Green and Red Habit
Cloth, all new.
Were 9.00, selling at $ 7 25
"    10.50    "       "     8 25
"    17-5��    "       "    i,3 00
Heavy line of printed Flaunelette Wrappers, fancy colors, sizes 34, 36 and 38, regu-
ular 5.00, now $ 2 00
Corsets and Gloves
The prices of Corsets and Gloves will  continue
the same as last week.
Martin O'Reilly & Cos.
A fine Jewel  Case that  will
wear for  $1.25.
Christmas  Goods
��IT SAIE. ,���
The Best Value
Ever Offered
In immense profusion are displayed on our
tables that you may see them to advantage.
Suitable Gifts from 25c. up, Artistic, Useful, Fancy
Come and inspect them.    You  will  be  delighted.    It is a pleasure to show goods.
Patenaude Bros.
For domestic or steam use.
A  full' supply  always  on
Rates to   all  railway  and
lake points
General Agent,
Tel. No. 265.
Office ��� Two  doors   wesi
C.P.R   offices.
If there ia anything you require,auu
for It  ln    li- ��a'na>n  cf the Miner
Will pay the highest oaih price for all
kinds of seoond band goods. Will bny
or sell anything from an anohot to a
needle. Fnmitnre, stoves, oarperte,
cooking ntensils, bought in household
quantities. Also oast off clothing.
Call and see me or write. Address
Sllvpr King Hike. Box Ma Hall
Street, Nelson, B. a
Windermere Mums. Oarraspoadaoeaaoriott
Cor. Baker & Stanley SU.
The Jeweled
vW. "ll^UoSi^and^OlSuS:
FBANK  A. TAMBLYN. ��.���.....
TalepboatM Bat* t Ne
Be  sure and get the genuine  BENNETT'S GUTTA PEBCHA FHSE.not
something that looks   like   it.   L��w'
renoe Hardware Co., Agents.


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