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Liaily Edition No. 1255
Nelson,   British  Columbia, Saturday,   February i, 1902
Eleventh  Yeai
AMY HORSES
COST TOO MUCH
Glaring   Incompetence
Worse of Remount
Officers.
or
profits of Forty-Five Per Cent
Made  by   Contractors.
London, Jan. 31.���Mr. Broderlok's
presentation of the supplementary
army estimates in the House of Commons todny furnished Sir John Biun-
dell Maple, Conservative, witb an
opportunity to refer to yesterday's
report of the committee appointed to
inquire into the purchase of horses for
the liritish army. He asserted tbat his
original sta'ements were true. Sir
John submitted letters to show that
certain officers were mixed up in the
horse swindles at Hilda Pesth and
Vienna and asserted that the evidence
before the committee revealed a gross
scanaal,
Mr. Uobhouse, a member of the
inquiry committee defended the
officers but declared that tbe investigations revealed glaring shortcomings
jd the remount department. On one
contract for horses,, amounting to
��110.000, the profit amounted to ��44,-
000. Assuming that a similar percentage of profit was made on the
��18,000,000 spent in remounts, the
War office had bestowed on the contractors a profit totalling ��8,000,000
The remount department was clearly
inefficient and the officer at the head
of it ought to be dismissed.
Henry Labouchere, Liberal,declared
that somebody ought to he hanged in
connection with the remounts and
moved the reduction of tbe vote. Mr.
Ilrodenck defended Mnjor General
William R. Truman, inspector general of the remount department, irom
the charge of any dishonorable son-
duct aud after being considerably
pressed from the Liberal side of the
house, eventually undertook to make a
full investigation of the cases of all
the offices concerned.
Mr.Labouchor's motion was rejected
by a vote of 106 to 75, and the supplementary estimates were adopted by
a vote of 159 to 56.
BRITISH STEAMER ASHORE.
Entering New York Harbor She Missed Sandy Book by 18 Miles.
New York, Jan. 31.���At about 6
o'clock tonight In a blinding snowstorm the British steamer Cavour, of
Liverpool, belorging to the Lamport
and Holt line, in command ot Capt.
Kelly, went ashoie at Long Beach, a
point on the southern Long Island
coast, about 18 miles oast of Sandy
Book. The Cavour is bound to this
port with a general cargo from Rio
Jareiro. The crews of the point
Lookout and Long Beach life saving
stations went to the stranded vessel.
They found that she was resting
easily and was in no immediate
danger. The captain and crow decided
to remain ou beard during the night.
Two tugs were diBpatched from this
oity at 8.30 o'clock to go to the assistance of the Cavonr.
COLLIDED WITH SWITCH ENGINE
Syracuse, N.Y., Jan. 31.���The West
Shore National express eastbound
collided with a snitch engine at the
state fair gronndB just west of this
city st 8.45 o'olook tonight. Two cars
ot the express train and the two
cnignes were wrecked. Six passengers were slightly hurt and Engineer
Willi sum Martin ol thc switch engine
and Fireman Thomas Suhury of the
express wore severely hurt.
POSTMASTER WILSON DEAD.
Tilsonburg, Jan. 31.���E. D. Wilson,
postmaster and   head   of   the  Wilson
Company, limited, died today.
and the arrangements at Shooter's
island where the schooner will be
liunohed, are still incomplete.
WALKER'S APPOINTMENT.
Considerable Opposition to it Shown
in Rossland.
Rossland, Jan. 31.���There is considerable opposition to the appointment of F. J Walker to the position
of police commissioner. Today's
World says: Yesterday petition
against the appuintment was hurriedly
drawn up and circulated around town.
It obtained very many signatures
during the afternoon and evening.
Telegrams by the score were sent in
to the government by different disgusted persons,and generally an earnest effort was made to stop the appointment.
It must be made clear, however,
that the opposition referred to came
from varions sections of the "very best
element." The labor people have
taken no steps, whatever, to prevent
Mr. Walker from enjoying the spoils
of office. Tbey say they look upon
the appointment as the natural out-
cone of ring rule.
No one has so far been discovered
who is willing to assumo the responsibility of the Walker appointment.
It io understood that the mayor repudiates the whole matter, and says ho
had nothing to do with it. Won't
his worship tell us wbo did the job?
The strangest thing abont the whole
matter is the difficulty in finding any
one wbo is nt all willing to approve
of the government's selection of Frank
J. Walker. The condemnation is
almost universal, and under such very
peculiar circumstances, it seems incredible that the appointee can be
willing to accept tbe position.
ROW IN BAR ROOM.
of
Two Men Dead as the Result
Trivial Affair.
Boston, Jan. 31.���Driven to despsra-
tion by insulting language of a man
whom he had met for the first time
this evening in the bar room of the
Shakespearean Inn, John Bonnett Bhot
and instantly killed George McGibbon
and then took bis own lifo. Late in
the afternoon a dozen men wore standing about tbe bar of the Inn on Beach
street. Bonnett had ordered a glass
of ale, and noticing that the glass
had not heen properly rinsed, spoke to
the bartender about it but the latter
did not notice the romark. McGibbon
overheard it and remarked with a
sneer, "You'd better go to the Parker
house if you're not satisfied here."
This led to an exchange oi words and
blows during which one of tbe men
invited the other outside to settle the
matter. Onco upon tho sidewalk the
men exhanged words until Bonnett
whipped a revolver from bis pocket,
fired at McGibbon full in the faee and
the latter fell dead on the Bidewalk.
Bonnett gave one look at the man,
then turned and ran at top Bped
around the corner Into Washington
street, pursued by a crowd attracted
by the shot. Before they could seize
him, Bonnett turned about, faced his
pursuers, placed the weapou to his
right temple.sent a bullet through his
brain, death being instantaneous.
Bonnett was a carpenter, 30 years of
age and highly spoken ol by fellow
workmen. McGibbon was 33 yearB
old and a laborer and married.
DISSENSIONS SPRING UP.
New Yoik, Jan. 31.���Lack of harmony and preparedness marks tbe arrangements for the reception here of
Prince Henry of Prussia and the
launching of the yacht of the German
emperar. Certain box holders at the
Metropolitan Opera houso bave failed
to give up their places for the Prince
and his staff; the board of aldermen
complain that they have been slighted
COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.
Evidence in the Preliminary Trial of
T. McGiverin.
Gait, Jan. 81.���Thos. McGiverin,
wbo appeared before Magistrate
Blake, has been charged with stealing Hi,(lot) frum tho Methodist ohurch,
was committed to Berlin for trial.
Messrs. Fryer and Evans, the auditors told of finding tbe thousand dollar deficit, debiting Canada Life as
part payment of mortgage. Frayer
telephoned McGiverin that he oould
not Hnd a voucher for this amount.
Asked where it was McGiverin did not
know. He was told that he had
better find out. Then his financial
statement was received showing $1,040
liability. Mis. McGiverin transferred
her property to the ohurch, but the
witnesses examined were emphatic
that it was not taken as settlement in
full. Mrs. MoGiverin seems to have
believed that it was, but a second
audit disclosed a further shortage
making a total of $2,455. A letter
was read from McGiverin in which he
admitted the indebtedness.but thought
the amount $200 or less. This letter
asked for leniency. The reply sent
him intimated that ho must secure the
church.
CONTENTS OF
DUTCH NOTE
Suggested That Boer Delegates Talk to the
Burghers.
Britain's Reply Leaves Room
For Further Proposals.
London, Jan. 31.���The llritish reply
to the Dutch note in regard to bringing about peace in South Africa, was
despatched yesterday to The Iliigne.
Consequently the meeting of the British cabinet today had nothing to do
with the terms of the note, the contents of which are strictly secret, as
the first publication of the text is intended to oe made in parliament on
Monday, February 3rd. The associated Press haa reason to believe,
however, that its original summary
of the Dutch communication was correct with this addition, that the Dutch
suggeited that WesselB, Wolraarans
and Fischer, tho Boer delegates now
in Europe, be permitted to go to South
Africa in an endeavor to persuade the
burghers in the field to surrender.
Great Britain's reply is not in the
nature of a direct negative, though it
is not unlikely that it will have tbat
effect, for while Lord Lansdowne, the
Foreign secretary, probably leaves a
loop hole lor further suggestions, be
doubts the ability of the Boer delegates to control tbeir fellow countrymen, and there seems little likelihood
that the Dutch government can secure
guarantees in regard to the powers of
the Boer delegates satisfactory enongh
to induce Great Britain to accede to
the original request.
J. FRED HUME BACK.
Thinks  Provincial   Elections   Neat-
Ilodwell Strong in Victoria.
J. Fred Hume returned to Nelson on
Thursday night and is probably glad
to get back to a temperate climate, as
the reports thut at the ooast very
severe weather is being experienced
with plenty of ice and snow. On
Tuesday it started to enow in Vancouver and snowed all the following
day and the beautiful was still jom-
,ng down when he left on Wednesday
night. In both Victoria and Vancouver many water pipes wero froze up
through the unexpected cold snap, and
this with the heavy winds prevailing
at present along the coast made oli-
matio cnoditions that were not very
pleasant.
On Arrow Lake an ice breaker had
to be used for 27 miles to bieak a way
for the steamer on which he came,
the lake being frozen with quite thick
ice for a long distance.
Mr. Hume says that at the coast the
result of the recent Victoria election
came as a surprise to both parties.
The Conservatives hud been quite
certain of winning. He believes thnt
the provincial elections will be
brought on very soon now, as strong
influences are at work to bring about
a change as quickly as possible, Hu
is of the opinion that Bodwell wi'l
be elected without any difficulty, and
that it will be hard for his opponents
to bring out anyone against him who
will have even a fighting chance.
THEY FOUGHT
TO THE DEiTH
LAND SALES INCREASE
Winnipeg, Jan. 31.���Manitoba land
sales continue to increase in spite oi
the increase of 50 cents an acre in the
price recently made. Most of the sales
are made to settlers.
Canadian Paciflcjand ssles for the
month ot Januury, 1002, just closed
wero 100, S 48 acres for $847,761. Sales
for tbe same month in 1001 were 27,-
928 acres for $80,752.
J. M. Toombs, of Carman, was
nominated today to contest Litgar in
the Conservative interest against
Richardson, Independent and Stewart, Liberal.
FAREWELL DINNER.
Berlin, Jan. 31.���Pr'noe and
Prinoods Henry of Prussia, Androw
Wbite.United States ambassador hore,
and Mrs. White, John 11. Jackson,
secretary of the embassy and his wile,
together with a large company wore
entertained at dinner tonight by
Count Von Buelow, the Imperial
chancellor.
Desperate Escaped Convicts
Stubbornly  Resist
Arrest.
Blddle   Brothers   Captured
Only When Mortally
Wounded.
PittEburg, Pa., Jan. 31.���Word has
been received that both Hid lie boys
have been captured near Butler. Both
tugitives were shot during the battle.
A telegram from ths postmaster at
Mount Chestnut near Butler nays:
"In the figbt between the fugitives
Biddle and tbe officers John Biddle
and Mrs. Soiled were killed and Eddie
Biddle mortally wounded. Deputy
Sheriff Watson,oi Butler, was seriously hurt."
The Biddle brothers were under
sentence of death for killing a man
named Khaney wtu^e house they had
burglariously entered. On the previous night they had escaped from the
prison by knocking down one guard
and shooting another, with revolvers
tbey had procured from Mrs. Soffel,
wile of the warden of the prison, who
is also suspected of having furnished
them with saws with which they had
sawn away the bars to enable them
to get out of their cells. Mrs. Soffel
had became infatuated with one of the
Biddies and was supposed to bave
joined them in their attempted escape.
A later telegram from Butler at 9.3U
p.m. says: E. Biddle, in jail dying.
John Riddle riddled with bucksbot
and in a precarious condition and
Mrs. Peter K. Soffel lying . in tbe
hospital with a self inflicted bullet
wound in the breast, is the sequel of
the sensational escape of the Biddle
brothers from the Alleghany county
jail aided by Mrs. Soffel, the wife of
the jail warden, on Thursday
morning.
The story of the elose of the Biddle
tragedy which came at 5.45 this afternoon is a thrilling one. The scene
was a bhow covered road two miles
east of Prospect, Butler couuty, near
Mount Chestnut and the exact place
was at McClure's barn, where two
double team sleighs filled with eight
officers, three of them Pittsburg detectives, John Roach, Albert Swineheart
and Charles McGovern met the two
Riddles aid Mrs. Soffel in a one
horse sleigh, stolen ut Perrysville,
and at once opened fire on the trio.
The BiddleB returned the fire after
jumping out of tho Bleigh. Ed. Biddle was shot in the left arm, in the
breast nnd io one leg. John Biddle
was riddled with buckshot in tbe
breast and head.
The Pittsburg officers were met at
Butler this afternoon by Deputy
Sheriffs Rainey and Boon and Officers
Frank Holliday and Aaron Thompson,
the latter under command ot Chief of
Police Robert Day, of Butler. The
officers were certain that they were on
the right tracl". It was only a question of time when they would catch
up to thc escaping condemned murderers and their guilty companion. The
Biddies and Mrs. Soffel ate a dinner
at Mr. Stephens Bt Mount Chestnut
Ilvo miles east of Butler. Tbey had
made a detour of the town of Butler
and aftir going several miles east
turned north and then west. The
Pittsburg offlers, only a few miles in
tho rear, took tbo wrong road for
about eight miles but whon thoy
found their raistako thoy made up for
iho lost time by telephoning and telegraphing ahead for fresh horses. Tbey
reached Mount Chestnut not le�� than
half an hour aftei tbo Biddies and
Mrs. Soffel. At this poioc Wm. Was-
son a storekeeper had fresh horses
awaiting them and tho uhase began
���new. The two sleighs, with the
eight officers aboard, started westward and met the Biddies and Mrs.
Soffel at McClure's barn, two miles
from Mount Prospect.the Biddies having learned that they were almost
overtaken and taking what they considered the only chance drove eastward and met their doom, The Pitts-
bury and other officers were armed
with Winchester rifles and revolvers
of large calibre. They shot to kill
and their aim was perfect. The Biddies tried to kill to tbo last of the
string,but not one of the eight officers
has a   wound   as   tbe   result   of  the
battle.
When the detectives got within
sixty yards of the fugitives they
I opened fire. The Biddies promptly
answered with a shit gun and revolvers. When Ed Biddle fell and M's.
Sorrel was about to be captured, she
fired a bullet into her breast. An examination by physicians shows that
she will recover as the bullet was
deflected by her corset and lhe wound
is comparatively slight.
Ed.Biddle got a bullet in the breast
which penetrated bis right lung and
will probably end his life before
morning. John Biddle may recover
from his wounds, which though
numerous, failed to reach a vital spot.
The escape of the officers is miraculous. The Biddies have demonstrated
on several occasions that they are
good marksmen and why they should
have failed today to bring down their
men, is a mystery. After the Biddies
fell to the snow covered ground the
officers picked up the apparently lite-
less body of Mrs. Soffel and the Bid-
dies, and came back to Butler bringing the stolen patched up harness and
worn out horses that the trio had
tried so hard to get away with toward
Canada.
At the jail tonight Ed Biddle called
for a priest and made the following
statement: I have been accused of a
great many serious crimes. I admit
that I eon Id have committed many,
the opportunity for them presented
itself. I want to say now, that 1 din
not kill Detective Fitzgerald nor did
I shoot Thomas Kahney, nor was my
brother implicated in the latter aflni".
Mrs, Soffel aided us in getting ont of
the county jail and had it not been
for her we would have made our
escape today. She gave up everything
for us and I was bound to back her. 1
did not Bhoot her, she shot herself.
Although I have been pictured to you
as a desperate man, I still have some
heart and gratitude for the woman
who helped us to escape. She merely
did it out of good sympathy for us. I
persuaded her to do it. I told her I
was guiltless of the crime for which 1
was abont to be executed and sbo wns
impressed and yielded to my suggestion.     I planned it all.
Looking up be saw several reporters
and recognize them as the men who
b��d reported all the nefarious crimes
for which he had been tried. Tie
said: You blackguards, you are tbe
cause of the bitter feeling that has
been engendered against us. You
created the publio sentiment against
us. Are you sorry? Yon are not.
You are heartless.
At thiB point Biddle showed signs
of collapse aud made a feeble effort to
signal tbe priest. Father Walsn
administered the solemn last rites ut
the dying and Biddle rolled over on
his face and sighed.
EVIDENCE OF
SHIPWRECK
Stranded Ship's Boat Assuredly From Warsloop
Condor.
Searching Naval Vessels Find
No Other Trace of
Her.
Victoria, Jan. 31.���A naval official
at Fsquiinalt who wus interviewed
this evening regarding tbe marks on
l tlie boat found on the- west coast, says
there can be no mibtake. She is positively one ol the Condor's boats. The
officer stated that on the stem of all
British warships boats may be found
the dale of cunstrnction and length of
the craft, and the initial of the dock
yard vthere the ship was built. These
all appear on the boat found off
Ahousvtt, thc letters "S H" undoubtedly represent Sheerness whera tbe
Condor was built. The figures 118
show the date ot construction, the
year in which the Condor was launched, while the Roman characters XIV
give thu length ot the boat These
facts together with thc brass letter C
and tbe broad arrow, an unmistakable government symbol, arc links in
a obain ot evidence which clearly
point to the identity of the boat washed ashore. The arrival of the cruisers
Grant and Egeria from the west coast
is being eagerly awaited for thoy
may bring some evidence of the fate
of the warship. News comes from
Nanaimo tonight that dipt Ross of
the Han Mateo says that on his last
trip from Nanaimo to San Francisco,
hu sighted a boat in the straits of San
Juan whicb answered the description
of the Condor's boat. it wa�� wat��r-
loggea and one gunwale stove ln.
There wus no name on it, nor was
there anything in it. Capt. Rosa says
that tbe boat was strongly built and
bad a broad beam similar to those o'
u mon of war.
Plans are being prepared by the C,
P. N. Co. for a new steamer for the
run between Victoria, Vancouver and
northern ports. She will be a wooden
vessel, single screw, double deck.
COPPER RISES STEADILY.
Sharp Advance in London anu Three
FourthB Cent in New York.
New York, aJn, 81 --Capper is still
the star feature in the metal trade.
Prices were advanced about three-
fourths of a cent, and it was said
that no considerable quantity could
be obtained for less than 13 cents for
forward delivery. At the same time
tbe quoted range today was 812.02 1-2
and $13.87 1-2 fur Luke $12.37 1-2 nnd
$12.50 for electrolytic and $12.25 for
casting. Tbe London market was
much higher at one time during thi
day, the advance amounting to ��3 17s
fid, but there was a reaction of ��l, so
that spot closed at ��54 5d, and futures
at ��54 7s (id.
Lead was quiet but steady and unchanged at New York at $4.10, but at
London prices were advanced ls 3d to
��10 17s lid.
Silver 55 l-2c; London, 25 7-Hid.
CUBAN SUGAR DUTIES.
United States Cabinit  Favors  Important Reductions,
Washington, Jan. 31.���Tho only
business matter of interest under discussion at the cabinet meeting today
was the Cuban reciprocity question
now before congress. The president
is very much in earnest in his advo-
oacy ol a reduction nf tho duty on
Cu'.fui sugar. Secretary Root is also
a strong advocate ot a reduction of
about 25 per cont. It is believed that
this proposition meets with the general approval of the members of thu
caibnet.
This was Secretary Gage's last cabinet meeting and the president and
secretary's associate members individually expressed to him their most sin
cere regret at the sevcrnco of relations
which always bave been of the closest
possllbe character.
ROSSLAND POLICE CHANGES
Chief Ingram Reappointed and Two
Officers Discharged,
Rossland, Jan. 31.���Following the
resignation of Frank Vaughan. chief
of police, the commissioners have
made radical alterations in tho force.
Sergeant Neil McPhee and Putrolnian
MuDouell have boen discharged and
Patrolman George Bradshaw has been
retained and advanced to the grade
of sergeant. Jobn S. Ingram has been
reappointed chief of tne force and
assumes oflice tomorrow morning.
NELSON COMMISSIONERS.
Those   Who   Will   This Year  Control
Licenses and the Police.
(Sl-lsillAl, TO TUB M1SKR.)
Victoria, Jan. 31.���Aid. Chris.
Morrison and Fred Starkey havs been
appointed licensing cimmissioners fur
Nelson. Aid. J. A. Irving and A. J.
Marks are appointed police commissioners,
UAVAOES OF SAN JOSE SCALE.
HuturioJOIr.'tii.ns Will Likely Bu HelJ
in September.
Toronlo, Jon. 31.���It Is now expect-
od thut the Ontario elections will not
beheld until September,so as to allow
Premier Boss to attend thu coronation
ceremonies in June.
A return made ol tho destruction of
fruit trees in Niagara peninsula because of the San Jose scale shows a
large number destroyed. In the ctunty
of Lincoln alone 17,788 trees worn
destroyed, James Hutchison lost
2,(131 trees.
Hon. Geo. W. Ross, today announced In the legislature that a bill regarding the sole of intoxicating
liquors would be introduced during
the laili'i- port of next week.
SYNOD DID NOT ACT.
Montreal,   Jan.   81,���The   Diocesan
synod today adjourned   the eloction of
1 a   coadjutor   bishop   to     Archbishop
Bond   to   n special session uf synod to
jbe held ou March Itu.
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mines and that it will come out all
right seems almust certain.
It is wrong for the people of Eastern Canada to charge tbe mines of
Kootenays and Yale foi their losses
which should rather be set down tc
reclkess stock speculation and is not
in any way due to the mines, but
ratner to over capitalization, to the
devious   wiys   ol promoters.
The experience of the War Kagle is
a replica of many others on which
stock losses have been experienced by
those who speculated in their   shares.
It is doubtful , however, if $30,000,-
000 of outside capital has been put
into legitimate mining in the Kootenays and Yale.
ln conclusion Mr. Curtis points out
how rapidly the mining interests of
the Kootenays and Yale, are increasing in value and Bsks tlie people of
Eastern Canada the pertinent question
if they are going to allow this increased value to go entirely to outsiders or not.
HUDSON'S BAY
COMPANY.
INCORPOHOTED    1670.
BARGAINS
-AT-
M'LACHLAN  BROS.
have added to their stock of Hardware a full stock of
Portland Cement,  Fire Clay,   Scotch  Fire  Brick.
and have taken the agency|for
Wilkin's & Co.'s Celebrated English Steel Wire Rope
We will be pleased to give quotations on application.
M'LACHLAN BROS.
MINES NOT TO BLAME.
In his usual forceful manner Hon.
Smith Curtis is telling the people of
Eastern Canada some very plain truths
regarding the mining affairs of British Columbia. For instance, he says,
the people in the east have confused
legitimate mining with 6hare speculation. Ho quoted from a conversation had with a citizen of Montreal
who declared lhat the people ol that
city,hud lost 0211,000,OoO in the mining
craze. A n Ottawa paper made the
statement tint $30,000,000 had heen
lost in the sl.nre buying of some
twenty-two mining companies, mostly
Rritish Columbian.
Thib eonclcslMi he said had
been arrived nt by tnking the
difference between the highest and
lowest price at which the various
shares had been quoted ; for instance,
the 1,750,000 shares of War Eagle
were credited with the loss of the
difference between J3.SS, the highest
market price, and 14c, tlie lowest
(then) price, or a total loss ot $0,545,-
0000. "Lot me tell yon how wrong
this conclusion ls. (Jooderhara and
Blackstcsck, tlio promoters. have
always kept a majority, probably
$1,000,000 Of the shares | the public
got about 7B0.000 shares; not at $3.88
a sharo but at prices ranging from fiOc
up. The number of shares actually
sold at IS.hs probably never excanded
5,000. There has heen no real loss to
Uooderham and Blackstook on the.
shares they i.nvs kept, as, doubtless,
the shares they did sell to the pubic,
recouped them for any money advanced. The average loss per shaie
to the public does not exceed H2 per
snare on the 7.10,000 shares, or a total
loss of $1,500,000, and I venture to say
tbat not one-third of that loss has
been borne by Montreal people. So I
could goon through the wholo   list."
Mr. Curtis might lutvu gone a little
further and shown that the monoy
that was lost in War Eagle stock speculation was found by another portion
of the people in Eastern ('mnula and
that it did not go toward developing
tbe mines of tlic Kootenays, The Wur
Eagle was purchased by tlie (looder-
hm-lllackstock synuicate for something less than $700,000 from
Patrick Clinic and associate-, and was
reorganized in January, 1807. The
capital stock was increased from
11,000,000 to 82,000,000 and the shares
disposed of were sold to Ihe public nt a
profit to the syndicate until 1,750.000
shares nud been issoed to tlio public
or the promoters, The oompany begun
declaring dividends until $545,250 hail
been distributed among the stockholders. Under the stimulus of the
dividends the price advanced finally
to 83.us per share. As only a few hundred of War Eagle shares were held
in the Kootenays anil as there was hut
little trailing in them here the question is who made the money that was
distributed in dividends and hy selling out the shares at an advance on
the price paid lor them?
Certainly not the poeplo of the
Kootoriny", There weie no assessments   levied and no funds came frum
Eastern Canada foi  development,     u
was a portion of tlie peoplo of Eastern
Canada who made the prolltn. Ho tlic
losses caused in War Eagle stock
really meant that what one section of
he community lost the other gained.
Ho far as Montreal Is concernnd the
rice and fall of the stock Blmply
meant, through the fortlinu or misfortune of speculation, that some, of
the etli/.ens were enriched nnd others
Impoverished, No large sums were
taken out of the genernl wealth of the
community by the speculation. The
War Eagle is believed to he a good
mine. Its ledges aro rich In places
anrl in other the values aro Small, A
section of tlie ledge Which was low
grude was encountered and owing tn
this and other ?auses the company has
ceased to pay dividends. vVhen another rich action of the ledge is developed it sbnuld resume payment of
dividends, It is passing through a
period   which   is   common   to    most
THE APPOINTMENTS.
The appointment of A. J. Marks on
the police board is not a very popular
one and considerable indignation was
expressed yesterday by a number of
citizens concerning it Telegrams
protesting against the appointment of
Mr. Marks were sent to the government yesterday and the end ia not yet.
There was not a little free hand comment as to who it was that seoured
him the position a and the consensus
of opinion was that the editor ot the
Tribune bad considerable to do with
it.
Aid. J. A. Ivring bas also been
appointed a member of the police
board, and his appointment received
the approbation of a large majority of the people of the municipality. The selection of Aid. Chris. Morrison and I'red Starkey as members ol
the board of license commissioners are
also popular appointments.
The Hudson's Bay Stores
Opera Flannel Blouses,  Silk skirts,
Ladies" jackets, Golf Capes,   Ladies'
Costumes, Dress Goods and  Furs.
At Largely Reduced Prices.
We do no} often advertise special reductions, but when we
do they are genuine. No inferior goods are bought by us
and offered as so-called Bargains.
ASTHMA CURE FREE!
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL  KINDS  OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Asthmalene Brings Instant Relief and Permanent Cure in all Cases.
SENT ABSOLUTELY FREE ON RECEIPT OF POSTAL
WRITE VOIR NAME AM> ADDRESS PLAINLY.
EDITORIAL NOTE?.
Water power in Increasing quantities continues to be harnessed and
made to reform the work if furnishing
power and lights. Contraots have
Deen placed for three 10,000 horse
power generators which are to Do put
in un the Canadian side of Niagara
Tails, and with thc ultimate Intention
of increasing the capacity until 200,-
000 horse power has been reached.
On the American side of the falls,
with the addition which is almost
completed, a supply of 110,000 Jhorse
power will soon be available. As faBt
us the power is developed a market
is- found for it. The distance over
which power can be sent bcems to be
lengthening each year, and about 300
miles is the latest distance over which
Ihe power has been successfully   sent.
Tbo accomplishments of Marconi
with his wireless telegraph are wonderful, but they were foretold years
ago by Edison. According to a London paper Mr. Edison fifts.en years
since prophosied as follows: "fciueuial
corrcsppondents may in tbe future
wire their dispatches straight to tho
otlice of their journals. Railway
business will be expedited to a degree
undreamed ol as things are, and the
risk of accidents will bu largely
diminished. �� ��� ��� Ships at sea,
many miles apart, will be able to
eommnicate by means of ballon kites
soaring several hundred feet above
their decks. Messages uan be passed
from ship to ship and casualty �� �� *
telegraphed to the nearest land." We
have already seen the last of these
nnticiptions rclized, and It is likely
that the future historian of the sea
will have to note the appearance of
a new and remarkable factor in naval
strategy with the general introduction of wireless telegraphy.
CHAINED
FOR TEN
YEARS
The Viimlerbilts are acquiring the
Canada Atlantic railway tor thc purposo of making it n feeder of the New
York Central and St. Lawrence nnd
Adirondack companies. This melius
an investment of tlO.OOO.OOO. A dispatch vesteidny stated thut a company was being formed at Whitby,
Ont., wilh a capital of |500,000 for
tlie purpose of establishing a beet
sugar factory. The capital Is to bo
principally mado up by Americans.
Clergue is expending many millions
In establishing pulp, paper, iron,
nawmills and other plants at Sault
Ste. Mario. Thn American company
which controls thu water power at the
Canadian Hide of Niagara Kails is
iihnnt to develop it to the extent of
900,000 horse power. About 10,000
Americana emigrated from the United
Stales and settled in thn Northwest
Territories last yoai and this year it
is anticipated that the numbor will bu
doubled. From this it will be seen
that American capital and population are overflowing into Canada, the
opportunities in Canada nre now
much better for the making of money
in large enterprises and in farming
than they are in tho Unltud States.
Thu present yenr promlsea therefore to
show more prosperty than cvon Inst
year, which was the banner one so far
fur Cumuli.
There is no'.h ing like Asthmalene. It
brings instant relief, even in t e worst
oases.   It cures when all else fails.
The Rev. O. P. WELLS, o Villa Ridge,
111., says: "Yonr trial bottle of Asthmalene received in good oondition. I oannot
tell you how thankful I feel for the good
derived from it. I was a slave, ohained
with putrid sore throat and asthma for ten
years. I despair d of ever being cured. 1
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 trial.
To my astonishment the trial acted like a
charm.   Send me a full size bottle.
a Rev, Dr, Morris Wccnsler,
Rabbi of thn Cong. Bnai Israel,
New York, Jan, 3,1901
Da. Taft Bros. Mbdicinb Oo.,
Gentlemen : Your Asthmnlene 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 caret oily analyzed, we can state that Asthmalene oontnina
no opium, morphine, chloroform or ether.    Very truly yonrs,
REV. DR. MORRIS WEOHSLER.
Avon Springs, N. Y, Feb. 1, 1901.
Drb. Taft~Bbos. 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 afficted with spasmodic asthma for the past 12 years. Having exhausted
my own skill as well as many others, 1 chanced to Bee your sign upon your
windows on 130 th street, New York, I at onoe obtained a bottle of Asthmalene.
My wife oommeuced taking it about the first of November. I very soon noticed
a radical improvement. After using one boltle her Asthma has disappeared
and she is entirely free from all symptoms. I feel that I can consistently recommend thc medicine to all who are alHioted with tbis distressing disease.
Yours respectfully, O. D. PHBLPIs, M. D.
Db. Taft Bbos, Medicine Co, Feb. 6,1901.
Gentlemen: I was troubled with Asthma for 22 years. I have tried numerous remadies, bnt they have nil failed. I ran aoross yonr advertisement and
started with a trial bottle. I found relief at onoe. I have sinoe purchased your
full sized bottle, and I am ever grateful. 1 have a family of four obildren, and
for six years was unable to work. I am uow in the best of health and am doing
business every day.   This testimony you can make suoh use of as you see fit.
Homo address, 236 Riviuglon street. 8. RAPHAEL,
67 East 129th 81.,,New York Oity.
TRIAL BOTTLE SENT ABSOLUTELY FREE ON RECEIPT  OF   POSTAL,
Do not delay.   Write at once, addressing DR.   TAFT BROS, MEDICINE
OO. i 79 East 130th St., N. Y. City.
       Sold by All Druggists.
how lots of little men look these oold
days, t'l.W would buy the hov a reefer
nnd mitts at The Wallace-Millur Co.'s
store.
Until further notice tho steamer
Kokanee will only maku a trip to
Lardo once a week on Thursdays.
As unclothed as a bare idea ii about
It's like mother knitting yonr sox���
ao easy to gut the Wallace-Miller Co.'s
overcoats.
A line line of imported and Domestic cigars, Peterson's patent pipes,
Lowe and II, li. B, goods-ut Thur-
man's.
GALT COAL
For domestic or steam use.
A full supply always on
hand.
Rates to all railway and
lake points
W. P. TIERNEY,
General Agent
Tel. No. 265.
Office ��� Two doors wesi
C.P.R. offices.
About that "second-hand artiole of
youra. You'll sell It if you'll advers
tlsa 11 >n The Miner want col-imn,
LU i)i ber..
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock oa hand of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber,
Shingles*
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish*
Coast Flooring* and
Finished Lumber.
Mill at PILOT BAY. Tarda, NELSON
and LARDO.
HEAD OFFICE:   NELSON.
J. A. SAYWAKD.
A. R. HEYLAND,
P. L. S.
KASLO.  B.  C.
Mineral/ 'aim's and mine* sui veyed
Fisn nnd Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager.
K.-W.-C   Block* Ward Street, Nklson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
OUR SPECIALTY
"GOOD CHEER"
Stoves and
Ranges . .
We are showing thiB season a full
line of these goods aud solicit jour
esteemed patronage.
Lawrence Hardware
'Company.
^bdRo^alBank of danaba
Capital (Antuorlied,
Incorporated 1869.
���3,000,000.00 I capital raid-up,
Rut,
���2,000.0011.00
W1,1��MI,IHHI.0II
���aard of Director*     riioinas K. Kenny, President;   Thomas Ritchie, Vice-I'm Ulna
IWilov Smith, H. Q. Bauld, Hon. David Maokoon.
Head ofliee, Halifax 1
Ueneral Managor, Bdson L Pease, Montreal.
Superintendent of Branches, and Socrotary, W. B. Torranoe, Hallfa*.
Branches I
Nova Scotia-Halifax Branoh, AntlironW-
Brldgowater, Uuysboro. Londonderry, Lu -
enburg- Maitland (Hants Co.), Plctou, Port
Hawkesbury, Sydney, Shubenacaclic,Truro,
Weymouth.
New    Brunswick ��� Bathnrst,     Dorchester,
Fredorictnn. Kingston (Kent Co.l, Mono
ton, Newcastlo, Hackville St, John.Woodstook*
V, K. Isli.nd -Chaxlottetowu, Hunimorstde.
Qurlipc���Montreal, (City iOffloo), Msintrea
West find (Cor. Notro Dame and Seigneurs Stroots): Westmonnb (Cor. Greene
Avenue and St. Catharinos Stroet),
Ontario���Ottawa.
Newfoundland���St. John's.
Cnba, West Indies���Havana.
United Htuiesi -New York (IU Kxchaege Plaoe
Republic Wash.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Vanconver,
Chicago���Ill lnot��
Kng.-Bank  of
Grand   Furfcg, Nanaimo,   Nelson,   Rossland,
Vanconver East End, Victoria.
....,., . ��� Correspondents*
Cnnnda-MorchantFi Hank ot Canada.   Boston-Nations   Shawmut Bunk.
Trust and Savings Bank,   tan Francisco���First Notional Hank.   London
Scotland.   Parts, franee -Credit Lronnots.   Bermuda-Bank of Bermuda:   < iiina and Japan���Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.   Spokane-Old National Bank.
Oeneinl Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bough
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Eto., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on tpecia
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson. B.C.
E. J. SCOVIL
MININd riKOKKrt, SOTnBY
Wind srmoro Minis.  Correspondence Solicit
W/NDRRMERK. B. O.
NEWLING & CO.
AUCTIONEERS.
VALUERS. ETC.
Kootenay street. Next Oddfellows'Ha
P. O. Box 633.
Atlantic S.S. Sailings
From St. John, N. B.
Numldlan Feb. 8
Ionian Fob. 10
Lake Ontario Feb.lt
Lako Supurlor Fob. 28
Allan Lino steamers leave Halifax two days
la tor
From Boston.
Commonwealth Fob 12
Saxonla Fob, IS
From New York
Unibnlo   Feb 8
Campania Feb. 1.1
Ooeanio Fob. S
Mstostio  Fob. 19
Philadelphia Feb. II
FurnoHHla Fob 8
Continent'al callings of Fronoh, North (Sermon Lloyd, II. A. P. and Italian Linos on application.
KATKH���Saloon fares Sl'i.vi. and upwnrds
Heconil ?���'���"�� anil upwards according to steamer
a-sl location of bnrl It. Steerage quoted on np
plication. Prepaid passages frum Kngland ami
tho oontlncntat lowost rates.
H. L. BUOWN,       W. P, F. CUMMING8
City Agt. Nelson.     Don. Agent. Winnipeg
Certificates of Improvements
NOTICE.
Jupiter, Katie D. Green, Ingersoll,
Laat Chance Hamilton nnd Lundou
Fraction Mineral dalco, aitiuite in tho
Nelanu Mining Division ot Woat Kootenay District.
Where located���On Jupiter Mountain,
near Craigtown.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. D. Anderson, P. L.S., of Trail, B.O. ngent tor the
Katie D. Groon Gold Mining nud Development Company, Limited, Non-
Personal, Liability, F.M.O. Nn. B55678
intend, Bixty days from tho date hereof'
to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of Improvements for the pur-
pose of obtaiuiug Crown Gianta of tho
above claims.
And further take notico that aolion
under aeotlon 87, must bo commenced
before the isBiiauco of audi certificates
of improvements.
_ \\Ai_\_hia  m.   __*  ot N��'eraber,
A.D. 1901. J. D. ANDHHSON
BENNETT'S FUSE.
Be  aure and get the genuine   BENNETT'S GTJTTA PERCHA FUSE.not
something that looks   like   it     Lawrence Hardware Co., Agents.
Y. O. GREEN        Y. _. OLEMENT.J
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineers and Provincial Land
Surveyors.
Cor. Kootenay _ Victoria Sts. Nelson
P. O. Box 145 Telephone 2
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE.
Lendor Mineral Olaim. situate in tlie
Nelson Miuintr Division of West Koot-
nay District.
Where located On the north bank of
Wild Horse Creek about (I miles from
the SalmouRiver.
TAKE NOTICE thnt I, Kenneth L.
Burnet, agent for William Blair, F. M.
0. No. 51,112(1,   W. H.  Dan liy (assignee
for.1. a. Barrett) V, M. C. No. Ham in,
Chillies K.  Desroslert, Y.   M.   C,   No.
B51927, Ferdinand Marin, F M. 0.
No. BBBOHand Joseih Pltre, F. M. O
No. BS1918, intend, sixty iIiivh from tlie
date hereof, tn apply to the Mining Recorder for a cortiiictito nf improvements
for thn purpose of obtaining 11 Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notico that action,
under section 87, niiist be oiimmeiiced
before tho issuance of such cort Monte of
Improvements.
Dated thiB 21st daynf November, A,D
1901.
KENNHTH L. HUKNKT.
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE.
Foothill Mineral Claim sitiinte in the
Nelsou Mining Division of West Kootonny District.
Where looated���On Hall oreek 2M
miles west of the railway
TAKE NOTICE that I Frank
Fletcher of Nelson, F. M. O. No.
K505lil) for myself and T. J.
Dnncim, F. M. O. No, 1160143,
intend sixty days from the dale hereof
to apply to tho Mining Recorder for 11
certilicate of impnvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grnut uf the
above olaim.
Aud further tako notice tbat nction
under section 117, must lie commenced
before the issuance of suoh certificate of
improvements.
Dnted thia 21st day of November, A.
D., 1901 FRANK FLETOHER Nelson   Daily Miser,  Satur ay February i, 1902
Im
���*+**** .**>* ���������
l    MINING NEWS.     ��
*.+***********************
In the Hlack Warrior group, Trout
Lake, the ore shoot has heen broken
into at a depth of 50 feet.
The vein on the Legal,Lemon creek,
is steadiy   improving,   the  paystreak
becoming
wider and   more   strongly
mineralized.
Tbe oro shipments for tho entire
Slocan for tlie month of January were
5.000 tons, or at the rate of 24,000
tons for the year.
WITI
trates.
were
['he Enterprise shipped 00 tons this
._ of which 40 tons were concen-
Tlie Slocan Drill says these
the first ailver concentrates
slopped from the Slocsn distriot. The
Ailington shipre(1 B0 tons of ore this
week.
\V. D. Wrighter of Spokane, and H.
Coleman of Pittsburg, visited the Iron
Horse at Ten Mile near Slocan City
lust week, says the Kaslo Kootenaian.
)Ir Wrighter is the head man iu the
Burlington Mining company, owning
the Iron Uorse, while Mr Coleman is
a heavy stockholder and came out to
personally inspect the property. Both
were pleased with the improvement
shown at the mine and they left instructions for the prosecution of a
vigorous development. Sinking is to
be commenced at once in the shaft and
pushed to the 150 foot level. Then a
crossout will he tun to the big vein.
On the smaller vein drifts will be
inn both ways following the old
chute, The working force is to be
inereuH'd.       ,
A PROSPEROUS YEAR.
QAflES
AT POPULAR PEI0ES
Ping-Pong $ 3.25
Duplicate Whist, Paincs
H Tray Set    4.25
16    "      "     6.50
Bridge    Whist,     with
Cards Complete    2.50
" "          3.00
Laws of Bridge       90
Billiard Nicholas 10.00
Complete stock of Invitations, bcore Cards, Prizes,
Punches and Markers for
Progressive Games.
Canada Drug and
Book Co., Ltd.
American   Boy  Will   Be   in Shape to
Pay Dividends Soon.
The report of Thomas McGuigan,
manager of t'ie American Boy Mining
oompany, presented to the annual
meeting of thc company held on
Thursday in Spokane, shows th%t
mine to bo in a flourishing condition.
It states that there has been 1,738 feet
of tunoeling and drifting, 1,300 feet
of raise and 5,422 cubic yards of Btop-
ing. The mine shipped 1,748, tons of
ore, netting the company (45,063.28
or a net profit after paying all expenses at the tuioe of fR,887. Mr. Mc-
lluigan said:
���I estimate that the oro in transit to
tho smelters will clear all of the indebtedness at the mine. Asidn from
tins the company ha8 an iiidebtedneas
of bnt 81.000. With the splendid
showing in the mine theie Is every'
reason to believe the property can be
mnde a dividend payer within tbe
next few months.
There is between 850,000 and ftiO,-
000 north of ore In sight, anj steps
are to be taken at once to drive tunnel
No. 4, which wo estimate will strike
the same ore shoot in wbich we arc
now working ln tunnel No. 8. This
tunnel to tbe ore body will not exceed
120 feet in length. The paystreak in
tunnel No. 3 averages two and one-
half feet wide and assays Iron 75 to
81 per cent lead and 150 ounces in
silver. We have already followed the
pay streak in tunnel No. 3 a diatancc
of 35 feet. The company now has employed a force of 22 men at the mine.
Of this number 14 are practical miners, all of whom are taking out ore."
A resolution was pasied that no
officer of the company should draw a
snliiry except the manager and soore-
tury. It was also deoided that a
iiuarterly report on the oondition of
the minis and a financial statement
should bo prepared and sent to the
shareholders.
Tlie following officers wcio elected
for the coming yoar: W. D. Wrighter.
W, 0, Jones and M. O. Dunne of
Spokane, VV. J, Wilson, of Nelson, U.
0,, nnd Thomas MuUuigan of Sandon,
11. C.
ceeding9 to the British government.
Presumably some such procedure will
be again adopted, only as the conference takes place in London it may be
supposed that the gathering will be
presided over by the Colonial secretary. It will be a continuation of the
conference at Ottawa. When the
meeting broke up nothing bad been
done to bring about preferential trade
within the Empire, nor a Pacific
cable, nor a fast steamship serviee.
Since that date, however, Canada has
given preference to British goods, and
tbe cable Is said to be a settled
matter.
It must le admit'ed, however, that
things have uot moved very quickly,
if we except the question of an Imperial penny post, but that was not in
the front rank at Ottawa, though the
subject had heen talked of ever air.ee
1837. Lord Strathcona has, I beliete,
made snch arrangements as will lead
to the early establishment of a fast
steam serviee to Canada. Mr. Sedden
is generally ciedited with an earnest
desire to push forward a schomo for
a fast serivce to Vancouver from Auckland. Bnt Australia, as a whole, has
not yet intimated any pressing necessity for the establishment of suoh a
service, though New South Wales
voted a subsidy for tbat purpose some
years ago. The new tariff in Australia is capable of many improvements,
and as Mr. Kingston has estimated
for ��2,000,00 over and above what he
requires it might not be altogether
impossible to adjust matters by giving a preference to Canadian, New
Zealand and British produce. How
so gigantic an error camo to be made
it is impossible to say. Of course, any
uhange will have to be gradual, so
many contracts must have been entered into on the new figures.
Sdinit (lie .'iiiikIi
iimi; Work* off the (told.
Laxative Biomn-Qiilnlni- Tablet* ouro   a oold
n oi.u dsiv.  NoUuro, noPay.   Price 25 cents.
COLONIAL CONFERENCE.
THE   MINER'S
WANT   PAGE.
FOR SALE OR RENT
Advertisements insertied aoder thUtieadat
the rate of one cent a word per insertion. No
divert lament) taken fur le<w than 35 cent*1.
Situation Wanted advertisements Inserted
ohree times free of charge.
FOB SALE.���Cheap; a secretary,couch
and two bedroom suites.    Apply   to
VV, J. Chittick, Victoria sreet, east.
WHOLESALE
HOUSES
nelson, b. c.
FOBNITUBE Sc UNDERTAKING
FOB SALE���A   first class billiard and
pool     parlour     aud     retail     cigar
business.      Address     P. O. Box   1U4,
Cranbrook, II. C.
tt'OK     SALE���Enlield,     on     Stanley
street,   apply   II. and   M. bird.
FLAT for rent over Lester's grocery
store on Water street (opposite hospital). Three bright, pleasant rooms
and complete bath room, hot and cold
water, gas range, etc. Kent very
low.   Apply to E. II. MeDermid.
FIRST   CLASS   room   and   board   in
private   family,   reasonable   terms.
Apply   on   Silion st-'eet,   eeeond   door
west of Ward.
FURNISHED   ROOMS   TO    RENT.���
Apply   to   Mrs F. 3. Sqnh'68, Room
40, K. W. C. block.
WANTED
3. H. LOVE,
Nelson Employment Agency,
P. O. Box 405. Fhone 278.
i Wanted���Chambermaid     nnd   Wait
ress.    Woman Cook.
WANTED���Pupils for Pinno or Organ
by   Mrs.   Stunner   Smith,    address
residence or P.O.Box KIT.
WANTED.���Men and   women   wanted
to work   at   home.       Good   wages.
Write   Glasgow     Woollen    company,
Dept. C, Toronto
HELP     of   all   kinds     wanted    and
furnished.     Western   Canadian Em
ployment Agency.     Large warehouse
for   storage; call   at Prosser's Second
Hand store, Ward steet.
MEN WANTED���On     Crow's Nest
Southern   Ry.     Oood   wages, long
job   Headquarters, Elko,   B.   C. A.
Guthrie Sc Co.
REISTERER & CO
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
DROP IN AND BEE OS
Molanq    B.  O
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
RAILWAY
TEMPORARY
Change   of   Service
Aro drngs and coffins cheaper than
warm clothing and sho��!B for the bovs?
Better examine our clothing and shoe
values; you'll save mcuey and boys.���
Tho Wallace-Miller Co.,  Ltd.
Trade. Postal Hegulatons and Cables
to Re Discussed Coronation Week.
It is understood that advantage
will be taken of the presenco in London of many distinguished colonials
during tho coronation ceremonies to
hold n colonial conference in tho heart
of the Empire. Tho Morning Post,
London, says editorialy. This conference will not be convened by the
authorities at Downing street, but Is
the result of negotiations which have
passed between Canada, Australia and
New Zealand, It may be said to be
a conference between Canada ami
Aiistrnlnaia, since the South Africa
colonies have not so far been invited
to attend.
The tlireet object Is to discuss trade,
pnstnl, cable, and transport questions,
though it is expected that other mat-
tetB of intor-colonial interost will
also be undor conaideration. The lust
eoiiftrenoe of tho kind took place at
Ottawa, whon Lord Jersey attended in
order that, he might report on the pro-
FATHER PAT MEMORIAL.
Friends   in   Nelson   Will   Be  Olven
a Chance to Contribute.
The committee having in charge
tho memorial for tho late Rev. Uenry
Irwin has requested The Miner to
draw attention to tho effort that is
being made by tho friends aud
admirers of Father Pat to raise a fund
for that purpose is recognition of his
splendid li te and chaiitles while a
resident of British Columbia. The
committee says the good works of
Father Pat were known in every mining oamp tnd settlement in British
Columbia, but because ho resided in
Kossiand for a considerable period
and thereby especially endeared him-
soil to that community, the citizens of
Rossland, at a thoroughly representative public meeting, held on January
87th, appointed a committee to arrange for a fund for the purpose
mentioned. It was decided that subscriptions should ho limited to $1,
Biid all tliosi) who desired to contribute
should be invited to do so. With the
most gratifying promptness tho people
of Rossland, regardless of religious
belief, havo very goncrously responded to the appeal, but the committee
nlso aims to inolude Father Pst's
friends in Nelson, and all others who
knew Hnd respect his memory, and
now invites their contribution to the
fund.
Those who desire to contribute oan
do so through The Miner, as a list Is
opon in tho ofliee, or they can send
direct to J. S. C. Fraser, the treasurer
of the fund, care of the   Batik of Mon
treul, Rcsslnnd.
Until further advised the steamer
"Kokanee" for Kaslo and "Moyie"
for Kootenay Landing will leav.e
Procter, connection from Nelson
being as follows :
For Crow's Nest, Winnipeg,
St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto,
Montreal and all Eastern
points.
Leave                 Daily Arrive
7.15 a. m Nelson 0.15 p. m.
| "i J. ROBERTSON Sc CO.-Noxt door to
J_J. Ihonuiv 1'OHt Olltco Building, Vernon
St., Nolson.   Day 'ph-jno ttri. Nlrflit 'phone 207.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS:
XT KLSON SODA WATER FACTOKY-
i.1 N. M. Ciiiuinins), LetsBoe���Kvory knows
variety uf soft drinks. 1' o Box 88. Telophou
No. ill. Hoover Streot, NuIhou.   Bottler* of th
i.osssssi ��� St. Leon Hot Springs* .Mnsur.il Water
GROCERIES
A.
MACDONALD   & Co.-Corner   Fron
and Hall atreeU���Wholosale Krocer
and jobber:; in blankets, gloves, mitts, boot*
rubburs. inackinawH and minors' jundnes.
F11ES11 AND SALT MBATC
PBUKNS & Co.-Bakor atreet, Nelsou-
���   Wholesale dealers iu tresh a d cured
mcuis.   Cold titor.iKe.
WEST   KOOTENAY   BUTCHER   CO.
Baker Street, Nelson���Wholesale dea
ers in frenh and curud meats.
UARDYVAKK 6c MIttlKG   SUJP��*LlKb
LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO-Bake
Streot, Nolson ��� Wholesale doalars ir
hardware, minors' supplies, sporting goods
otc
M'LACHLAN BROS. Baker Street) Nelson,
B. O.,���Dealers in general harhwavo,
mining supplies, glass, pants. Portland Ce-
ment, ore clay and Hootch lire brick.  Agents
for VV ilttins and Co.'s.celebrated steel wire rope
V] KLSON HARDWARE CO.��� WholesaU
X_\ paints, oils and glass; mechanics tools
Agents ��01 Ontario Powder Works; lynamite
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS
rpURNKR, BEETON & Co.-Corner Vernot
X and Johophino Stroots, Nolson���Whole
salo dealers in liquors, cigars, and dry goode
Agents for P;tbst Browing Co. of Milwaukei
and Oalgary Brewing Co ot Calgary.
11
DJDSON'S BAY Co.���Wholesale groenrtu
and liquors etc., Bakor Street, Nelson.
LUMBER
NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILL-
Qffloe cornor Hull aud Front Streets
Nolson���Lumber, ceiling, flooring, and every
thing in wood for building purposes. Got oui
prices.   Oorruspondunce solicited.
CONFECTIONERY.
J.
A.  MHONALD,   wholesale and retail
_   Confectioner,   Tho largest stock of Con
fectionery in iho Kootenays.
JOHN McLATCHIE
Dominion and
ProvinciaK>
Land Surveyor.
tf.
NELSON B C
J. 0. GWILLIM, B-,  Sc-,
MINING ENGINEEB.
Late of Geological Survey of Canada.    Six years experience in B. C
mining districts.
Baker Sire" Nelson. B. C
For  Kootenay
and Kaslo
Lake   points
Leave
4.00 p
Daily ox Sunday        Arrive
tn Nelson lO.lfi B.m,
For berths, time tables, rates aud full
Information apply to.
J. S. Oartkh, B. 3. Ooylr
Dis. Pass. Agt. A. G. P. A.
Nelson vanoonvei
sold by All Newsdealers
PATENTS, TRADE MARKS and COPYRIGHTS
obtained in all countries
ROWLMD BRITTAIN,
Registered Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineer and Draughtsman.    Bank of B. N A. building,
Slauitite
For the next thirty days  I  "ill
Slaughter Sale iu all lines iu st"uk
II
give   n  great
consisting ol
Boy's and Men's Clothing,  Furnishings, Hats, Caps
Boots and Shoes
In order to make room for Spring Stock I must slniiirhter some of my present
ttock and wish to give my many customers the benefit thereof, Now is the
chance to par'tuke of some of tbe best Bargains ever offered in Kootenay. The
sale Is genuine, the stock new and the prices away down, Call, git "rices, examine goods anrt be convinced that 1 am offering the greatest bargains ever
ottered in NelsoD.
J. A.  GILKER
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchanis
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
*a"Z> ********-&_*&
Branch Mark9ts in Kossiand, Trail, Nelaon, Kasl.
Sandon, Three Forks. New Denver and Slocan Citj
Orders by mall to wt branch will hitve careful and r-romoi attention.
i Hi��j��i��iisjii����isi<isi��n)iia)i^>��.e��c>tie.it>He>M<>��ow��V'a"s>"e>">"��'i��i'Sj����ii
I The Canadian Bank of Commerce !
With Which Is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
HEAD OFFICE���TORONTO.
Paid-up   Capital,   J8,000,000;    Reserve   Fund,   $3,000,000;
Aggregate  Resources Over 865,000,000.
HON. GKO. A. COX, President.      B. E. WALKER, Ueneral Munager.
London Oflice: 6�� Lombard Street, I'.. C.
New York Oflice; 16  !;v..-..i:...- Place.
And 68 branches In Canada and the ifuitod autos Including!
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Atlin Ohkknwood Nklson Sanoon
CHANBKOOK KAMI.OOl'8 New W'khtminhtkh    VaNOOUVKR
Fkhnik Nanaimo Rowland Viltokia
YUKON DISTRICT-Imwkon and Wiiitk HOBSB.
UNITED STATUS���NEW Yokk, San Fbanoisoo, hiuattlic, Portland, Bkagway,
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits Recelvod Mid Interest. Allowed.   Present Kate 3 Per Ont
Nelson Branch'. GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager
|tHs*��#**#w<l ���S)�������"��8��^n��g'"������g'��'*i��'l>ii*>ns|iiSiii>i>(
THE DOMINION WIRE ROPE CO, Ltd.
MONTREAL
Manufacturers of BEST STEEL WIRE ROPE.
Tramway, Hoisting:, Mining Wire Rope.
Lang's Lay for Tramways ;tnd Underground Haulage
Local Stock carried, estimates furnished.
H. E. CROASDAILE Agent Nelson-
OHADBOURN & M'LAREN
INSURANCE,   REAL ESTATE
and MINING AGENTS
MONEY TO LOAN.
Representing  the  oldest and best
Fire and Life Insurance Companies
doing business in the city,    Agents
for the
STANDARD LOAN COMPANY
Hastings St., Vancouver,
Write for full oarticulars.
B    C.
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation,
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Htrsi��ht Mortgage.
Apply to (I. Li. LENNOX, Baktc 81.
M��l��on.
Mines bought, sold and reported on
OFFICE : MADDEN
Cor Ward ABaker Sts
BLOCK
NelsoD, B.C.
GREAT NORTHERN
RAILWAY.
Spokane Falls Sl
Northern R'v.
ielson  Sl  Fort
Sheppard R'v.
Red PdMntain R'v.
Until further notice K. R. snd N.
steamer service between Nolson snd
KaMo in discontinued owing to lee
blooksdo.   ��. K. Tuekabury, sgsnt.
Furnl.h*. Monthly to nil lovers of Hog
itiiil Muslo B viwt volumo of Now, Cholc.
Copyrl.ht Compo.ltlon. I>y the must !��>!>���
ulnr authors. 64 P������. ot l>l��no Music,
half Vocal, half Instrumental- .1 Compl.t.
fl.c. for Pl.no���(Hire a Month for 15
C.nt.. Yearly Subscription, la.OO. If you
will sond us tho name and address ol Fit;
performers on the 1'lano or Oman, we will send
you a copy of the Magaslne Free.
���    J. W. PEPPER, Publisher,
Klfhth * Lecu.tSI... Phll.d.lphla, Pa,
THERE IS ONLY ONE
Pcrmnnonl Curo for Cnlarrli.  Thnt Is What a
Well-known Toronto Genllotuati Says
About Japanese Catarrh Cure.
Mr,  John  Moan,  78   MoQUl St., Toronto,
writes: "1 have had catarrh In tllS niot  dig*
furrosablu form for roarst havo at times tern
risiiieillcs which woiilst relievo me, butnothjtlg
lo cure nn' otnuplololy, netII1 triad Japaiioss
Untorrb Ouro, From Uio very llrst It Kavo tne
much relief, und every day's* US6 showed a
tnarsod Improvement. 1 USsdinaliPlX boxes,
and It has cotnp'el lv cured me. II ccrtivtnly
does all claimed for II, which I cannot say for
scores of ether rcinsdles Irl-d. nnd 1 feel lt my
duty to ai'cd my nppmolatton of anything so
worthy. All drugKlsts, price M cauls,or mrtl'ad
by the Grllllths and Macphcison Co., Lhnl ed,
1'il Chur. li BtrooL I nronto.
For sate by J. H. Vanslono, Nol-ton, H. I'l
If there is anything you require,asK
for  it  In    li- selanin  cf thc Miner
IMPERIAL
HOTEL
LATE SILVER  KING HOTEL
rini'.st. and Best Bar In the City.
Tho best Brands ol Liquors
and cigars.
RATES
$1.00 AND $1.50 PER DAY
JOSEPH HARWOOD.
Proprietor
OALL ON THI
NELSON WINE CO.
and  try a bottlo, a dor.en,  or a barrel of
CALGARY  BEER as lt Is tho boat and
cheapest,   on    thy   markot.    AIbo   try  our
WINE3,    LIQUORS     and    OIQARS.
FRANK  A. TAMBLYN. M........
T'jlenhniin 113 linker   t, Ne
The Waverley Hotel
J. N. DAVIDSON, Prop.
RateR $1.00 to $1.60 per day. First
uluss Meals, S5c. Next door to Opera
House. P. O, Hox 210. Telephone 147,
Victoria 8t., Nelson.
NONE BETTER.
BOLID VE8TIBULED TRAINS.
PALAOE 1)1 NINO AND 0BSEKVATION
OARS.-    ALS a la OARTE.
SPECIAL SERVICE
NELSON TO SPOKANE
For the comfort of the number ol
people who are now using this
popular line, a direct daily Buflet
Car service h:is been inaugurated,
thereby giving passengers every
comfort obtainable on any of the
larger railways in Canada or the
U.S.
Close connections made at Spokane for the south, east  and  west.
Only 10 hours to Seattle and 18
to Vancouver and Victoria.
Passengers booked direct through
to all European points.
Leave
8:80 a.m..
Vl ::;."> p.m..
10:80 11.111.
11:10 n.ra.,
DAY TRAIN Arrive
.. .Spokane 7 :is p.m.
.., Rossi unci 4 :30 p. ro
. .Mountain 6 *r��y p. m,
Nelson 6:45 p.m.
H. A. JACKSON, O. P. tc T.A.
Spokane, Wash
H. K. TAOKAI'.CRY.
Acnnt, NeUnn, W.
Na?
Close connection Kiwt and Westbound at Spokane with trains nf the
Sp ikane Falls anil Noitlieiti Railway,
I) rect connection at St. Paul without chamre of depot with all trains foi
Ohioago, Toronto, Montreal, New fork
and nil points West and South.
Leaves Spokane daily for East at 9:40 On
Leaves Spokane daily tor West at 7:20 a.m
Leaves Spokane daily tor West at 800 p m.
West-bound trains make direct o.in-
nection for Victoria and Vancouver,
Portland, Sau Frunoiuco, and nil points
on the Sound,
During the souson of navigation Kast
bound trains connect at Ditlntli witb
Uii'itingniiii-ciit iiicniiiiiiii��� i North-Weal
and North-Land of theNorthern Stuiun-
Bhip Company Line, operated in connection with the Qreat Northern Rail'
way.
For further Information, aps, fold
ers, etc., apply to any agent of opokanf
Falls & Northern Ry., Knslo it Slocan
Ry., Kootei ai Railway & Navigation
Or , or to
H. BRANDT,
City Pass, and Tkt   Agt,  W 701   W,
Riverside Ave,, Spokane, Wash.
Q. K. TAOKABURY. Local A��eut,
NpTsod.B.C
Kootenay Railway and
Company, Ltd.
Operating
EA8LO Sc HIXJCAN KAIIiWAY,
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & TKAU OO Ltd
Slim-iis-l and qulossst route In lho uiuit and al
polnta on Jie O. K. �� N. ami Northern l'��
rlllr HailwajH In U'.i liis,K,.isi, Oregon and
HuutlioniMUtcH.
Time Card effective August 1. 1901
Kaslo & Slocan Ry.
8:30 u. mi. l.v.
I0:sw p. in. Ar.
ri. i-.iii
tiundon
Ar. 1:00 p. tn
Lv. IM p. in
Int Nav- & Trading Oo
Ml.ll\    II1MII  KOI IK.
tr.li) p. in. Lv.
0:10 j  Ar.
NoUon
U .s   111
Ar. 11:00 a. i
Lv. 7.-00 a. l
OpnnooUng at Five Mite Point with Nolaon
& Korl -lit'ininrd ltnilwnjr both to and from
Uo-isaanil, uln
Tickets sold to all parts- In Unitod 8utto��and
('ail.i'l i via Great Northern anil O. H.  Ac  N
Oo.'st How,
O'-oiii sstcain-hlli ticket*  and rains vl   a
lines win befumuihed un application.
Kor further particular* call on or address
KOUKUT IKVINli"
��� ������;:���,;,.,.   K��s,ln.B.   O
TtOKASORT Amint. Nelson H. O.
"JAre yon in want'/ If you are, te1
the people, through The Miner vran
column, what   you are   in   want  o
You'll ��et It fl
Nelson Daily Miner Saturdw, February i,  igos
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i
1
Canada's
Best
Piano
in
Nelson's
Best
Husic
Store
T
I
are showing Homo
of
MASON fc
RISCH'S
Celnbr.it ed Pi&DM,
und CWXk well tliem on
very ftasy ternih.
We have a fine line
of ��Banj08< Guitatv,
Violins, Mandolins
and all other instru-
montBt
MobIoaI Roodri of all
descriptions
Sheet Music.
MORLEY & LAING
BU00BB80R8 TO
THOMSON STATIONERY  CO,, Ltd.
NELSON. B.C.
Show Room for Mason & Risch pianos
��� wvwvt^wwwtwwi
THE GITY
IWVWlWVWVWI
The meeting of tbe school board
wbich was to have been held last
evening was postponed until   tonight,
Thu Bkating on the lake is not quite
as goud as it was, tho snow is a
little deep in pla:es. Several new
airholes opened up yesterday.
The Chinamen of the city are already making great preparations for
the celebrating of the Chinese Now
Year which commences next Firday.
At the police court yesterday morning E. Smith was tried on the charge
oi selling liquor without a license,
but the case was dismissed for lack
of evidence.
The inland revenue collections for
the month of January for Nelson were
as follows: Spirits, $3,015.31; malt,
1253.88; raw leaf tobacco, $50.50;
cigars, $231.    Total, $3,550.04.
Several of the local curlers yestirday
received sets of handsome curling
stones from the makers, Messrs. Kay
and Co. Hong Manchlin, Scotland.
The stones are of the latest and best
styles.
Sinoe tbe lake froze over the coyotes
coming down from the upper mountains in search of food have been
travelling down Grohrnan vallsy and
crossing the lako and up Cottonwood
valley in considerable numbers.
Tomorrow Rev. Win. Munroe will
conduct both services at Emmanuel
church. The morning subject will
bo Will Power. In the evening the
subject will be Women and the
Church, the first of a series on church
work. A cordial invitation is extended to every one.
Something should be done towards
repairing the Hume leading fiom the
Bmelter at the point where it crosses
over the NelEon-Granite road as that
ection ot the road is getting into bad
shape from the overllow of water
freezing as it falls, and making a considerable accumulation of ice under
tlie railway trestle.
TURNED OUT TRUE
Ooffee Drinking Responsible.
"At a dinner party a number of
yearB ago a physician made this statement, 'Coffee drinking is responsible
for more iilH than any other one thing,
but it is impossible for mc to make
my patients believe it.'
Neither would I believe him but
continued to drink my coffee with
sweet content. Alter a time I became
awaie ot the fact that I wus frequently lying awake nearly all night without any apparent reason, and the
morning found me tired out and
nervous
Thc Insomnia Increased, then came
dull pain at the base of the brain and
severe pressure at my heart. My outside work was given up for 1 could
hardly boar thu little fatigue of the
day., ''Nervous prostration brought
on by overwork,' the doctor said. 1
thought of the words of old Dr. Hag-
ley, 'Colfue is the poison lhat is responsible,' etc, etc.
I had heard of Postum Food Colfee
and determined to try it. The first
cup was so weak ami Hut that it was
not lit to drink. The next time it waB
preparer! I looked after it myself to
see that the directions were followed
properly. The result was a revelation ;
I foudd it a dclinious beverage.
The cure wns not wrought in a day
but little by little my nerves became
strong, the pain ceased, and again I
could sleep like a tired child.
1 am now completely restored to
health by Postum Food Coffee used in
place ot ordinary collie, hi ve r.'guin-
(Hl the fresh complexion of uiiibood,
and I can realizu tlie truth ol tbo old
doctor's statement. 1 wi h people
could understand that truth before
tbey permit colTco to break them
down.
I have known of several others who
have been restored to health by leaving off coffee and   taking   up   Postum
F'ood Coffeo.    Please do not publish
my iiuiue, but I am willing to answer
letters of inquiry if slump Ib inclosed.'' Name given by I'ustnni Co.,
Battle Creek, Mich.
Thero will be the usual forenoon
and evening services in the Baptist
ohurch tomorrow.
Nelson   Crone,     representing   War
wick lirothers and   Rutter,   wholesale
stationers, Toronto,   is a   guest at tbe
Phair.
George Smith of Slocan Citv. was
on Thursday brought in to Nelsou
and taken to the Kootenay Lake General hospital for treatment.
Rev. Dr.Whittington,superintendent
of missions for the Methodist church,
will preach tomorow, both morning
and evening in the Methodist church.
Tne number of pupils enrolled at
the High school has reached tbe total
of 27. The actual overage daily
attendance for the month of January
was 22.
The regular meeting of the Socialistic League will be held in the
Miners' union hall on Sunday aftei-
noon next, commencing at 3 o'clock.
The subject for the afternoon discussion will be The Ethics of Socialism,
and will be introduced by Geo.
Broadley, and will be followed by
the usual   discussion.
At the record olfice yesterday the
Copper Farm Gold Mining and Development company, limited, recorded
the Incut im of the Copper Farm
Fraction, situated on Craig mountain,
on the north fork of Salmon river,
about six miles from Erie, E. C.
Clarke transferred the Clara mineral
claim to W. R. MacLean, considera
tion nominal.
A fancy dress carnival will be given
at the skating rink ou Tuesday, Feb
rnary 4th, on which occasion prizes
will he given for the best ladies'
costume, best gentlemen's costume
most comical men's costume, most
original ladies' costume, best boy's
comic costume and best lady skater.
The R. M.R. band will furnish music
for the occasion.
K. P. Briggs, who came to Nelson
to be examined in the case ot Briggs
vs. the Trust Mining company, was
yesterday taken seriously ill with in
flummatory rheumatism and heart
disease. An attempt will be made
today to remove him to his home at
Kaslo. The examination has been
indefinitely postponed, as under the
most favorable circumstances Mr.
Briggs will net be in good health for
another month yet.
A fire oocurred at the Florence Park
hotel yesterday which damaged the
building to the extent of about $200.
The fire is supposed tu have been
caused by the paper on the ceiling becoming ignited from the stovepipe
where it entered the chimney. Several
men wer�� at work on an out bnilding
when tho fire was discovered at 12.3(1
p.m., aud plenty of water and buckets
being available the flames were extinguished in a short time. The fire
sturted in tne parlor and spread up
through the ceiling to the floor above.
Iron, looking to the erection of a
memorial thut will keep bis g<iod
deeds snd lovable personality fresh
and green in memory. A generonns
response is certain t'j be made, and
the object aimed at will unquestionably be attained.
Meanwhile there is somctbiag that
Vancouver friends can do and which
seems to have beeu overlooked.
Surely the friends of ''Father Pat"
iu this city can arrange to bring back
the body from Montreal and give it
final resting place beside that ol hit
wife iu God's acre at New Westminster ''.
Preliminary stops In this direction
have already beeil taken, and it is to
be hoped and C( nfi len 1 expected
that actiun will be unanimous in
securing tlie uccuinplUhuicnt of this
labor of luve.
Athongh details ol Rev. Mr. Irwin s
death hove not yet been hud from
Montreal enougn is known to indicate
that the eircjnistauces were tragic in
the extreme the loyal tad whole-
souled worker in the ciiise o.. right,
truth and humanity, virtuelv perishing of cold and hunger, a stranger in
a strange land.
YOUR   EYES
There arc a few fellows whe> never
drank a cream gin fizz .n a .not day
ana nave never examines, tho fl illoce-
Milicr Co.'s clothing and shoe stock.
You are back numbers fellows.
TllE V. AND M. MINES CO.
An extraordinary general meeting
of the shareholders of the above Slocan Mining company, in whieh much
Vancouver capital is interested, will
be bold at the company's otlice in
Vancouver on February 4th, for tho
purpose ol ratifying the action of the
extraordinary generul meeting held on
the 15th Jan., which authorized the
directors to borrow a sum not to exceed $1,500.
The property of the company was
some time since bonded, but the bond
was not taken up, the bonder failing
to raise the necessary capital. Uence
the company has seemingly now to
deveop its undertaking, if it is r.o
make a success of it. Those who
shoud know bave large confidence in
the inherent worth of thu V. and M.
properties.
Why Man You Can't See!
and what are you waiting
for ?    It is a matter that
shoul dreceiveyour prompt
attention.    Consult
Patenaude Bros.
OPTICIANS.
It won't cost anything to  find  out.
Why get your old suit cleaned when
you can buy a new one from the
Wallace-Miller Co. for the same
money, thnt'11 fit you better.
AT THE HOTELS.
Phair���II. P. Jorand, A. York,
Slocan; J. D. McDonald, Rossland; A.
M. Pelly, Grceuwood; L. A. Camp-
hell, Rossland ; T. Murray and wife,
C. T. Crookshanks, St. Louis; W. W.
Tutila, Pike's Peak; L. M. Rioe,
Seattle.
Queens���J. Keys, Trail; J. P.Wells,
Nakusp; F. Newman, Trail; J. G.
Irving, Rossland; W. J. Lemon,
Trail; J. Wilson, G. W. Munro,
Jreston.
Grand Central���C. M. Edwards,
Cranbrook; W. Jameson, Camp Mc-
Kinney ; Miss F. Urine, Spokane; J.
II. Winlaw, Winlaw's Siding.
Hnmo. ���S. Altaian, Vienna,Austria.
INTERESTED IN COAL.
Preparations Under Way to Develop
Areas Near Medicine Bat.
Medioine Hat, Jan. 31.���A meeting
of the board of directors of the Medicine Hat Railway Coal Mining com ���
pany was held today. The success of
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal company
bos apparently revived interest in
enterprises for the development of
coal fields in the Northwest provinces. There are said to be very extensive coal fields in the vicinity of
Medicine Hat. and several years sgo
some Toronto capitalists secured a
charter, together, with a liberal laud
grant. The company, however, failed
to finance the projected branch of railway, and very little has been done in
the way of development. The term
allowed by the charter for the completion of tbe railway expires in June
next, and the meeting of the directors
today was for the puprose oi taking
steps for seouring a renewal of the
charter. A. R. Uoswell is the secretary-treasurer ol the company. An
effort ia to be made to interest English cBpital in the scheme, providing
tbe charter is renewed by the Dominion government.
CURLING.
No schedule games of  curling   were
played yesterday.    Thero wero several
scratch   games   played, of which   the
following were two:
Morrison, Annable, Wallace, J. F.
Weir, skip, 12; Deer, Hell, J. O. Wilson, llradley, skip, 11.
it. Weir, L. Ilrown, Cameron,
Lillie, skip, 11, and O'Shea, C. J.
Wilson, J. F. Weil, S. S. Taylor,
skip, 10.
During the evening some of the better payers of the club very kindly
accommodated three of the men for
Winnipeg, with Clarence Goepel as
lead,a practice gaaic. The mst-di was
a hard fought one aud though there
was a great disparity in the scores of
the two sides tho play was good. The
score was;
Morrison, Turner, Starkey, Richardson, skip, 3, and Goepel, Wallace,
Tamblyn, J. G. Wilson, skip, 14.
BRING HIS REMAINS WEST.
Proposal Bt Vancouver to Bury Rev.
II.Irwin In New Westminster.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 31.���Tho
many, many fi lends of tho late
Rev. Henry Irwin���and who in the
Kootenay mining region did not now
and love "Father Pat" bs a truo
friend���aie already taking spontaneous action, in Rossland, Greenwood,
Nolson,   Grand   Forks and other can-
FACES THE WRONG WAY.
Detects     in   First     Issue    of    King
Edward's Postage Stamps.
New York, Jan.31.���A special cable
to the Herald from London reports
that the design of the now postnge
stamp, which has been received with
very little enthusiasm, is to he
changed, because it has only now
been discovered thatjthe head of the
King faces the wrong way. Tne rule
strictly observed hitherto on coinage,
is thut the heads of successive
Sovereignty shall for the sake ��f din
tinction, lace opposite wayR. Thu
head of King Edward VII. which Is
ou tbe'stsmp faces iu the same direction as that of Queen Victoira, and
will have to be turned around.
Another defect which ���has been
noticed on the new Edward stamp is
that upon the forehead there appears
a scar, eleaily to be seen with th
naked eyo, as though his majostyjhad
beon slashed with a sword. H is
curious that this does not appear on
the penny btiimp alone, -here It was
first noted, but on each of the halfpenny, twopence'halfpenny and sixpenny stamps. How it appeared on
each of the issues in exactly the same
shape and on the sumo part of the
forehead is puzzling philatelists.
These stamps will, ol course, be
greatly vHued, despit" their inartistic
appearance, as new designs are to be
prepared.
the proposition to construct a submarine cable from Cope Flattery to
Juneau. The report was unaoimosly
adopted.
Thc matter was brought before the
chamoer at the last meeting in a
resolution offered at the requett of
John T. Flynn. The chamber, by its
action of yesterday pledges itself to
endeavor to have Washington's delegation in congress use their influence
to have the government bulla such a
cable. It is thought by many members
of the chamber thot the present agita-
ton for a trans-Pacific cable will come
to naught. The bouse committee litis
reported in favor of the southern
route, and the seuate committee, will,
it is predicted by many, roport against
the whole scheme.
The building of a cable fr.im Cape
Flattery to Junotu will ba a step
ton ard tbe completion of a transpacific cable by the northern route.
As there is already a land wire under
contrueton from Juneau to Cape
Nome, according to Mr. Flynn, all
that will be necesary in the future
will be to build from Cape Nome
across the Pocl He, perhaps by way of
the Aleutian islands. If the government cares to then complete the line,
a large portion having been built, it
can be extended to Japan and the
Philippines.
It was partly with this end in view
that Mr. Flynn introduced the resolution concening the Juneau-Cape Nome
line. When tha connecting lines have
been built, it will be possible tu telegraph direct from Cape Fattery or
Seattle to St. Petersburg. Mr. Flynn
stated yesterday that if the government takes up the project of tbe cable
t" Juneau, the other line will be
pushed to completion and it will be
possible to telegraph across the
Pacific to Europe in less tban a year.
In connection with the discussion
of tho extension to the Philippines,
Mr. Flynn stated yesterday that John
W. Mackay while making investigations lor his southern cable, had discovered that just before the Spanish-
American wsr an English company
bad obtained tho exclusive privilege
of laying cables in the Philippines
for forty years. Anv other company
will have to pay 825,000 a year for tbe
privilege of landing a cable in the
islands.
; Unhealthy Hair
8m tae genu that
duster around and
tat at tho root of tht
hair, making dandruff, causing falling
r.   finally bald-
A Halt., Hiir.
������A" marks txttr-
nal layer tf tpldar-
ralc sheath. " O "
roarlu tht Interior
erttremlty. "B"
marks tht Internal
layer. "C" marks
the rootot tin hair.
NEWBRO'S
HERPICIDE
Destroys those parasitic germs;
and it is the only hair preparation
that does. ��� "Destroy the cause,
you remove the effect"
FOR SALE BY DRF66ISTS.   ��
^*O*O*O*O*O*O*O*0yv*O**t_*q
Ebony
Ebony and Silver
Solid Filler
Manicure Eets, Toilet SctR,
Jewel Hox, Sew ing Sets will
be need doily by you, thev
will.be loved remembrancers
to your children and prized
heirlooms by your grand
children. The' suliRtunlial
niate,-ial in these articles we
offer never gets old. Prices
low for the quality.
Clocks
This month
we nre giving
special value in clucks and
the variety of design and
qu.-lity ot the works will
meet your wishes.
Watch  Repairing a Specialty
LODGE MEETINGS-
B       Nl
^/V-rM.
NKLSON LODGE   No. 23, A. F. K
meet h second Wednesday ln
month.   Visiting brethern wolcomo
I. O. O. F. Kootonay Lodge
No. 16, meets every Monday night,
at  thoir Hall, Kootenay stroet
Sojourning Odd Fellows oordlally Invited.
John A. McR&c, N.G.   D, W. Rutherford, V.Q
Fred J. Squire, Por. Sec.
��____.
*__$&
"mlKIm**    i
J. J. WALKER
THE JEWELER
Cor, Baker & Stanley Sts., Nelson
!>*0<<'*0*0*C*0*0*0<K>*00404?
SKATING    RINK
OPEN
Afternoon 3 to   5.30
Evening 8 to 10.00
Admission 25c.
Fancy Dress Carnival
Tuesday, Feb. 4th-
West Transfer Co.
N. T. MACLEOD, MANAGER,
Nelson Royal Arch Chapter No. 123, G. R. C.
Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning coiriiiun
Ions Invited. George Johnstone, Z. T. J.
Sims,  S. K.
.       NKLSON LODGK  No.M, K. ot P.
ftmeets In K. of P. hull, Oddfellows blook
'^EjeveryTuesday evonlng at 8 o'olook.
7AU visiting knightH cordially  Invito
Wm. Irvine, CO.
Hcon Stkvkns, li. of R. nnd 8.
Nelson Enoa pment No. 7. Meots evory 2nd
and ith Friday of oaoh month, in Odd Follows
Hall, corner Baker and Kootonay streets,
Nelsou. A. 11. Clements, C. P.; D. MoArthiu
R. S.  Visiting brothers always welrwm��,
AUCTION SALE
Household Furniture
Acting under instructions from
Mrs. E, Sims, the undersigned will
offer for sale by public auction the
whole of her very desirable household furniture and effects, on the
premises, on Stanley street, between
Silica and Carbonate streets, commencing on the afternoon  of
Wednesday, Jan. 29
AT 2 P. M. SHARP
NKLSON L. O. L. No. 1892 moots ln Fra
ternlty Hall on first and third Friday evening!-
of each month at 8 o'clock. Visiting member
cordially Invltod. W. W. Bradley, W. K.
A, Mlnty, R. S.
Goal
Best
AND
Wood
A)
Fir and Tamarac
ways on hand.
All Kinds of Teaming and
Commission Work-
ORice on   Baker Street Tel
NKLSON AERIE No. 22, F. O. E., moot*
every second and fourth Wednesdays of eacl
month. Visiting members cordially invli
Charles Prosser. Secretary.
Kootenay Tent No. 7, K. O. T. M��� hold thoh
regular meetings In Fraternity HaU, I. O. O. F
block, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of oriel
ii.out Ii. Visiting brethren cordially Invltod tt
attend. G. A. Brown, It. K.; A. P. Purdy, Com.-
R. .I.tfl.uol.Il. ti. C.
NELSON'S QUEEN NO. Ml
SONS OF ENGLAND, meeh
1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings or
each month at Fraternity hall
oorner of Baker and Kootenai
streets. Visiting brethern cord-
lall] invited.
Eowaro MAoi.Kon. Seoretary.
COURT KOOTENAY, I. O. F., No. 813a.
Meetings 1th Thursday cf month. Fraternal
hall, J A Irving C, R.   P. R. Fleming. R.S,
JUNEAU CAI1I.E PROJECT.
lias   Hceu   Endorsed   By    Seattle
Chamber of Commerce.
.Seattle,   Jan.    31.���The    committee
on national affairs of  the chamber  of
commerce  has  reported   favorably on
Among the   articles  to  be  offered
for sale are
Drawing Room Furnishings, Bed
Room Suites, Dining Room Furnishings, Kitchen Range and Utensils, Carpets, Books. Pictures,
China, Glass, Silverware. House
Plants.
It is expected that it will take
two days to complete the sale ofthe
goods to be offered, but during the
sale the premises will be comfortably heated by hot air.
TERMS CASH. Goods may be
inspected in the mornings before
the sale commences.
Chas- A, Waterman & Co-,
AUCTIONEERS. ETO.
SILVER KINO MIKE
Will pay the highest oash prloe for all
kinds of seoond hand goods. Will buy
or sell anything from an anchor to a
noodle. Furniture, stoves, oaiperto,
cooking utensils, bought ln household
onantitiea. Alio oast off clothing.
Oall and see me or write. Address
Silver King Mike, Box soo, n���n
Street, Nelson,  R. 0.
Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited.
VARDS   AT   NELSON- AND ROSSLAND
MILL AT PORTO RICO SIDING,
Rough and
Dressed Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
A-l white Pine Lumber Always lo
Stock.
Certificates ol Improvements
NOTICE.
��� Homestake and Halhtes Mineral
Claims, situate in the Nelson Mining
Division ot West Kootenny District.
Where located: On the west side of
the Morth Fork of Salmon river, near
Craigtown
Take notice thst I, J. D. Anderson
P. L. 8., of Trail, B, O., ageut for The
Copper Farm Gold Mining und Development Company, Limited, Non-
Personal .Liability, Free Miner's
Certificate No. B507O8, intend,
sixty days from Ihe date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further tnke notice that aotion,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of suoh Certificate
of Improvement.
Dated this 15th dny of November A.D
1901; J. D. ANDERSON.
Wo curry a complolo stook of Coast Flooring
CoillnK, Insldu Finish, Turaod Work, Sash and
Doom. Spooi&l order work will rocol vo prompt
attention*   Mall orders sollottod.
Porto Rico Lumber Co.,
LiniTBD.
Head OfBoe-Hendrvx and Vernon Ho,, Nel��on
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE.
Partepin Mineral olnini, situate in
the Nelson Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.
Where located- On Porcupine Creek,
'1AKE NOTICE that I Theodore
Beauobamp, acting aB agent of Frank
Desnuluier, free Miner's certificate Nu.
B43340, and E. S. Larsen, F. M. 0,
B43571 intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to npply to tbe Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining u
Crown Grnnt of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be ooniiuenceil
before the issuance of such certificate
of improvements.
Dated this 8th day of November
1001. T. BEAUCHAMP
You should'nt send out of town for
cards for yourself or yonr husband
until you see what The Miner can dr
for you.
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE.
Copper King Mineral Claim, situate
inthe Nelson Miuing Division of West
Kootenay District.
Where loonted : On Craig Mountain,
nenr Cruigtownl '
Take notice that I, J. D. Anderson,
P. L. 8., of Trail, B. 0., ageut for
Mrs. Katie D. Green, F. M 0 No
B65072, and Joe Bernard, Esq., Free
Miuei's Certificate No. B60346, intend
sixty dnys from the dato hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the nur-
pose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further tnke notioe that aotion
under sect-ou 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Certificates of Improvements
NOTICE.
Golden Crown, Golden Eagle, Golden Cnp. Unlou Jack, Creston, Amcii-
enn Flag. American Flag Fr., Union
Jack Fr., Orny, X-Ray, X-Rny Kr.,
Maple Leaf, Keepsake, Rhoiiesin,
Snow Cap, Ln Grande, Cracker Jack,
Orncker Jack Fr., Cynic, Cynic Fr.,
Cymric, Dakota, Idaho, Atlantic, Pacific, Old Glory, Morning Glory, Battler, Rambler, Agnes, Emperor, Emerald, Emerald Fr., Czar, Czar Fr., Canada, Toronto, Montreal, Montreal Fr.,
Scotland. Scotland Fr., Oshorne, Ores
ton Fr. Minenil Claims situated In the
Goat River Miuiug Division of West
Kootenay District
Where located���Between Goat River
and Arrow Creek.
Take Notioe that I, A. R. Hoyland.
acting as agent for T. G. Shaughnessy,
F. M. 0. B38701, E. B. Osier, F. M. 0.
B88708, R. B. Angus, F. M. C. B88702
0. P. Hill, F. M, O. B88688, intend,
sixty days fiom the dste hereof to
apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements for thc purpose of obtaining Crown Granis of the
above claims.
And further take notice thnt nction,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuauoe of such certificates of
improvements.
A DD*{lo5hia  ^i  ny .&��ovembe*'.      D">��ed tbia  "lO;h day   of  December,
A u. 1901. j, d. ANDERSON.    M90X A. R. HEYLAND

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