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Daily Edition No 975
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Nelson,   British Columbia, Saturday,  March 2, 1901.
Eleventh   Year
OPEN DOOR FflVORfD
Greenwood Convention Endorses Project to
Build Line South from Crow's Nest
Coal Fields by Almost Unanimous
Vote���Proceedings of Meeting.
(BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.)
Greenwood, March 1���The Associated Hoards of Trade of Southern British Columbia met here today, over
forty delegates being in attendance
representing fifteen local boards. C,
S. Galloway of Greenwood was elected
presidenc, and H, W. Jackson of Rossland, secretary and treasurer.
Resolutions were passed reaffirming
tbose of last year respecting various
matters affecting the mineral, agricultural and business development of
tbe province.
The chief discussion took place on
a strong resolution in favor of the
open door policy as to railways, insisting oij tbe right of Southern British Columbia to improved railway
communication and advocating the
granting of charters to lines proposing
to build with this objeet from the
United States. The resolution was
moved by Duncan Ross, of Greenwood;
seconded by J. B. Henderson of Grand
Forks, and was supported by Smith
Curtis, M. P. P., and others. It was
very warmly debated but Anally carried with only four  dissenting  votes.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Greenwood, March 1,���The proceedings of the convention of the Associated Boards of Trade of Southern British Columbia opened this morning.
Between forty and fifty delegates assembled in the city hall. In the absence of the president, J Roderick Robertson, C. Scott Galloway, president of
the Greenwood Board of Trade, was
called to the chair.
The address of the retiring president
was read by the secetary. It first
mentioned that the executive committee had approved of the appointment
by the Dominion minister of tho interior of a special commission to inquire into the relations of the public
policy of the Dominion' to the mining
industry, including mining, transportation, smelting, refining and marketing of ores and tbeir products, and
had prepared to lay facts and arguments relating thereto before the cam-
mission. It also suggested that the
association be permitted to submit
qualified nominees as commissioners.
It   next   dealt   with     the  provincial
GOVERNMENT BULLETINS
re the output of the mines. The larger mining companies consider that tho
monthly bulletin is not so valuable,
for several good reasons as the quarterly reports. The directors of com
paniu.i, too, object to the publication
of an Itemised statement of the output, Ills own view is that the quarterly statement, giving the totul grosH
vain.- ot the output of precious metals,
lead, copper, etc., together with tonnage, would be beneficial to the province.
It next referred to the visit of the
committee to Victoria to lay before
the government the resolutions of the
last convention. They were received
[favorably by the government, who appeared to take a keen interest in the
various matters and undertook to give
the same thorough investigation. The
LAST SESSION
of the local legislature, however,
passed without much being done, nnd
at tbe time of writing he was unaware what the government intends doing this session so the convention
must make its own representations
independently of such information.
It next stated that tbe past few
months have dlBlcosod notable improvements in the general condition
ot the mining industry in tho Koote-
nays and the renewed Influx of capital which is aheady taking pluce is
evidence of renewed confidence in tbe
government of British Columbia, and
he trusted that that confidence would
be strengthened und usslsted by wise
legislation, looking to a prolonged
period of prosperity. It would take
some time, however, to counteract
the consequences of the depressing uncertainty of the past two years.
He hoped that  good judgment  and
common sense would aid in obliterating harsh feelings or the bitter animosities engendered through tbe recent
LABOR .DIFFICULTIES
and suggested that tbe convention appoint a committee of i arbitrators
whose dnty would be to offer tbeir
good services in endeavoring to avert
the ill consequences of any future die
agreements.
Recent events have shown that tbe
present capacity of the local smelters
is altogether inadequate to treat the
silver-lead ore product of Kootenay,
but it was hoped, now that a fuel
supply had been assured the Kootenay,
other smelters would be erected in
the district. He thought that tbe
convention might urge upon the Dominion and Provincial governments
the advisability of bonuslng ar,d
otherwise assisting the construction of
Smelters.
The mining industry in Kootenay
had met with such
SERIOUS SET-BACKS
during the last ten years���first the
heavy depreciation of values in products and later in unexpected alterations to tbe legal hours of labor and
regulations respecting the introduction
of miners from other pints of Canada,
and In many instanced, a heavy increase in the eost of smelting���that
he trusted they would escape further
diastle alterations in the mining laws
and taxation.
"1 feel convinced that when the
promised provincial
MINING COMMISSION
meets evidence will be forthcoming
conclusively to demonstrate the in-
ereasjd cost of operations since tbe
introduction of recent mining legislation,and trust that no attempt will be
made to further , increase the tax or
place restrictions at present on British Columbia ores.
."Our smelters are confessedly unable
at present to grapple with the product, so an export duty would at this
juncture work a great hardship on
shipping mines, probably In Some instances it would close down the
mines, and so paralyze the mining industry of Kootenay. It will be time
enough when the local smelters are
sufficient to treat all local ores to impose an export duty."
Ho offered congratulations upon the
prospect of further extensive
RAILROAD. CONSTRCTION
In the district. The C. P, R. is build-
ing a bridge across Columbia river
near Rohson which will greatly assist
an interchange of truffle between the
different centres in Kootenay. It appears nettled thnt a tallway will be
constructed this year to Lnrdeau and
it Is not Improbable that within 10
months there will be railway connection between Boundary district and
the coast via Slmllkumeen, ���/
"I think It would be well to continue the practice of appointing a
committee to lay before the govern
ment tho various matters dealt with
by these annual conventions."
In conclusion he regretted his Inability to take part In the proceedings
but would look forward with pleasure
to receiving the leport of the convention, i .
The secretary's report aud financial
statement was adopted. C. Soott Galloway was unanimously
ELECTED PRESIDENT,
and Mr. Jackson re-eleoted   secretary.
A vote of thanks was accorded tbe
Phoenix Board of Trade for the offer
to take the delegates to visit Phoenix.
The report of the committee on resolutions was dealt with after lunch.
The numerous resolutions adopted at
the previous convention,-but tbe objects of which were not y t achieved,
wero reaffirmed. It wag decided, that
the time was not now opportune for
the coast boardb of; trade to join this
association. It was recommended to
the government to make a thoroughly
representative exhibit at tbe forth-
coming Toronto exhibition and regret
was expressed that expense prevents
similar representation at  the  Buffalo
exhibition.
The urgent necessity for the early
construction of a railway from the
COAST TO KOOTENAY
was affirmed and aid to the same recommended with specific precautions to
control rates and keeping in view
ultimate ownership by the government, Other railway resolutions were
pussscd j favoring the granting of a
charter ior tbe Kootenay-Central railway from Crow's Nest road up Koote-
nay and Columbia valleys to Golden,
and railway from Midway or Rock
creek, via tbe west fork of Kettle river and Mission valley to Vernon.
A long and Interesting discussion
occurred on a motion emphatically declaring for
FREE TRADE IN RAILWAYS
and advocating tbat all bona fide railway companies desirous of building
railways in the province be permitted
to do so. An'amondmcnt which whilst
supporting free and unrestricted railway construction through the province asked that the granting of the
charter to the . proposed railway from
the International boundary to the
Crow's Nest collieries be delayed,
pending a thorough exhaustive examination, into the effect of the construction of that road might have upon
tbe mining and smelting industries
of the province
WAS DEFEATED
on a vote of thirty against, to five in
favor.
Other resolutions favored the passing of a general railway act Increas
ing the facilities for the interchange
of mails between Kootenay lake points
and the United States via Bonners'
Ferry ; bonus of five dollars per,ton on
Canadian lead smelted and refined in
Canada; redistribution of legislative
seats upon an equitable basis of area
and popnlatipn Immediately after the
next Dominion census; appointment of
Dominion minister of mines; precautions to ensure an adequate supply of
coal and coke to local mines and smelters, and .numerous other subjects.
The convention adjourned at half-
past six until Saturday morning. . A
complimentary banqnet was given to
visiting delegates tonight. A special
train from Greenwood on Sunday for
the accommodation of the visitors has
been asked for by telegraph.
IN THE HOUSE
The DuKcof York Is Strongly
Urged to Visit British
Columbia.
(SPECIAL TO 'NIK MINER.)
. Victoria, March 1.���The premier
seconded by the leader of the opposition, Brown, moved a resolution in
the house this afternoon pressing the
Duke of York to visit British Columbia on his return from Australia.
The house' also passed a memorial to
the Dominion government asking the
establishment of a ml.nt in. British Columbia and another, congratulating
the now Conimonwoiinlth of Australia. The .. .'kinder of the afternoon- was devoted 11 routine business.
Hon, Mr Turner Introduced a bill
to appoint a receiver for the town of
Wellington, which Is Huiil to be nearly ' deserted, owl.njr to" the closing
down of the mines. The objeot was
to allow the sale of the flro engine and
hose to liquidate a debt of *l,aoo
against the town. Mclnnes and
Brown opposed the bill urging that
the matter be referred to the municipal committee and that a deputation
from Wellington be heard, as it was
alleged thaf the majority was oppqsod
"to the proposal to disincorporate the
town, The bill passed its second reading, but will not be .pressed until the
Wellington deputation is heard.
Indications point to a victory for
the fraternal societies in the fight
with the medical men. The latter
refused to carry on lodge practice and
have ostracised one doctor who persisted in it. The societies retaliated
and have a monster petition for presentation to parliament asking to
limit the privileges of doctors by allowing duly qualified doctors from
other provinces of the British dependencies to enter the province and practice without passing the council. The
doctors now offer If the petition is
withdrawn to rescind their former
resolution and resume lodge practice,
but the lodges will likely  go ahead.
KERR STAYS
OFP THE FORCE
Result of the inquiry by Board
of Police (JomnUs-
sioners.
Interesting Testimony Offered
by a Number af Witnesses.
The outcome of the police commissioners Investigation into the case of
ex-Constable Kerr is \ that the board
ahderes to their original intention not
to appoint Kerr to' the permanent
force. When the inquiry resumed
yesterday at the police court the room
was crowded with citizens subpoened
end spectators. Mayor Fletcher, as
chairman, presided, having before him
the statement presented by Chief of
Police Jarvis setting forth the reasons
he did not recommend Kerr for permanent appointment, as follows:
1. Breach of duty about January 15,
1901, in being involved in a money
transaction relating to prisoner McAllister.
2. Neglect of duty on January 27th,
1900 in not searching prisoner Ward
arrested for burglary and having Btol-
en property on his person and leaving
the prisoner In the corridor of the jail,
thereby enabling him1 to secrete various stolen articles.
3. Neglect of duty en February 28,
1900. in not immediately arresting one
Olaybourne in a bouse of ill fame,
thereby failing to secure stolen
money.
4. Neglect of duty on September 21,
1900. in not urrestjnJS. "'auspicious chai-
acter running past him on Vernon1
and Hall streets immediately after a
serious explosion In the vicinity. Excuse, that he took the explosion for
firecrackers discharged by Chinese.
5. Neglect of duty on November 7,
1000, in not arresting one Fitzgerald
charged with rape, and who  escaped.
0. Neglect of duty on December 10,
1000, in not Identifying parties hauling goods on a band sled at 2.30 a. in.
shortly after a supposed burglary of a
laundry.
7. Gross neglect of duty on January
11, 1901, in not attempting to take a
revolver from one McAllister and
thereby endangering the life of Special Constable llislop.
THE FIRST REASON
was tho only one Investigated by the
board. Thomas Egnn, a well known
miner was called, and swore that in
January ho received a letter at the
Molly Gibson mine from Constable
Kerr asking him to remit (50 or 9100
to be used in engaging a lawyer to
defend one McAllister who was under
arrest for threatening to take the life
of Actlng-Constablo Charles G. llislop.
An order und a check were produced
und identified by Egan as those he
had forwarded to Kerr. McAllister
did not receive the money nor did he
derive any benefit from the remittance. Kerr had stated that tbe witness owed him money and that he had
tuuen the amount due him from the
remittance and turned over the balance
to Ham Calkin. Witness swore he
only owed Kerr 92, that he didn't owe
Calkin a cent and that the money
was forwarded for the exolusive use
of McAllister who was a friend of his.
CONSTABLE KKRtt
was asked If he had anything to say
lu regurd to llio transaction and proceeded to give his version. He bad
written the letter, be Bald, on tbe day
after McAllister's arrest at tbe prisoner's request. In the letter to Egan
It was stated that Calkin would hire
the lawyer. The cheek for (50 came
within a week and was cashed by
Kerr at tbe Bodega saloon. The
proceeds were banded over to Calkin
on the spot, witness stating in the
presence of G. W. Robinson, proprel-
tor of the saloon, who also saw the
money change hands, that be did not
wish to have unything to do with tbe
engaging of the solicitor. Egan at
this time owed him 85 of borrowed
money and Kerr told Calkin he would
take the sum out of the monoy remitted, When the men came down from
tbe liiinc,Kgnn did not receive his pay
for a time and borrowed on various
occasions a total of SO. 50 from witness.
Then wltuess got another 85 from
Calkin to cover the loan. Kerr pro.
duced Calkin's receipt for 94n, stating
that   while   the   document was  only
drawn up a few days ago it covered
the sum which Egan had sent.
P. E. Wilson of the legal firm of
Galliher & Wilson, was called to give
information as to the transaction at
the time of McAllister's trial. He
stated that Mr. Galliher bad received
825 for conducting the case but tbat
no money was received subsequently.
Calkin bad stated to witness that Kerr
paid him 840.
EGAN WAS RECALLED
and questioned about the money he
owed to Kerr. He admitted owing
Kerr 82 but denied that he had borrowed anything more. He knew nothing of Calkin's connection with the
McAllister matter and would not
have given him five cents if he were
falling dead, for which reason the
money had been sent to Kerr. Cross
examined by Kerr, witness denied
again tbat he owed him more than 82.
Chief Jarivs was called to prove that
McAllister was convicted on January 12.
Mayor Fletoher remarked that he
could not see how a constable would
undertake to mix himself up with
mutters of that kind. To this Mr.
Kerr replied that the letter was written wholly to oblige McAllister who
was a prisoner and could not write
the letter himself.
COMMISSIONER SELOUS
summed up tbe matter at some length
In taking action the commissioners
had, he pointed out, seveu counts or
charges against Mr. Kerr. Tbe first
justified Investigation, while the remaining six as reports individually
did not amount to much, but collectively might carry weight. The action of the officer in writing the letter was extremely irregular and was
made worse by the fact that Kerr must
have known that the money was not
put to the use for which it was intended, the check arriving too late. Today Kerr explains that Egan owed
htm 810. Egan denied this, and there
was a set-off, one man's word being
just as good as another's. Even admitting that Egan owed Kerr, the latter bad no right to "freeze onto'' the
remittance. Be should have banded
over the entire amount to the purpose
for which it was intended, even had
be a right to a portion, of which there
was no proof. Then came tbe question, was the money ever handed
over? The receipt signed by Calkin
was made a day or two before Calkin's
departure from the country and in his
opinion was not worth the paper it
was written on. The document carried no - conviction to his mind nor
would it to the mind ot any honest
man.
"*B WAS A FRAUD
on the face of it, bearing as It did a
false date. For a constable to take a
leading part in the negotiations between a prisoner and his friends over
money matters was most incorrect
and it was lnexcuseable for him not to
have turned over the funds he tecelv-
ed to tbe propeily qualified parties.
Commissioners Selous and Cameron
moved, that having reheard the evidence and weighed additional evidence
tbe comimsslnnerB decide to adhere to
their resolution adopted at the meeting held on February 10. This closed
the matter and the board'adjourned.
BOERS TOOK EIGHTY.
Kitchener's   Men   Fought   Hard   But
Had to Give In.
London, March 3.���The war office
has received the following from Lord
Kitchener, dated Pretoria,* March 1:
"Dewet has been forced north over
the Orange river and Is now clear of
Cape Colony. Two Boer prisoners havs
been taken, others who were smugglers, being captured.
"Eighty men of Kitchener's fighting scouts were attacked by superior
numbers and. after a prolonged fight
and sustaining twenty casualties, surrendered."     ���
Dewet In his fanaticism Is reported as demented. It is said that lie
flogs everybody and that Ilaabtouck,
who Bttll has a compact commando,
refusea to co-operate with him."
WILL OPEN IN VANCOUVER-
The Winnipeg Free Press says:
Messrs. A. Maodonald & Co.,wholesale
grooeis of Winnipeg, will establish a
branch of their business In Vancouver. Mr. P. Chapman, representing
the company, has been In Vancouver
for some days past, looking for a suitable building site, on which It Is proposed to erect a large three-story
brick warehouse. Mr. Chapman has
obtained options on several properties.
A BIG RUSH
OF FREIGHT
About that second hand article of
yours. You'll sell it if you'll advei-
tise It In The Miner want column.       i
An Unprecedented Volume of
Business Handled by
the G.P.R.
The Biggest Hustle Ever Made
by the Transportation
People.
The five days of this week, beginning
with Monday and concluding last
night at 12 o'clock, have been unprecedented in the history of the C. P. R.
in the Kootenays in the matter of
freight business bandied. During the
period in question no fewer than 314
loaded freight cars have been transported from Kootenay Landing to Nelson, either direct or via Procter. This
number, sufficient to make a solid
train two miles in length, is fully
double that of the previous largest record for five days work. Upwards of
ten days ago it was foreseen that be
cause of
UNUSUAL ACTIVITY
on tbe Crow's Nest road, tbe yard at
the landing would probably be con -
gested with loaded freights awaiting transhipment west, und preparations were made at this end of the
lake run to handle the situation. Ordinarily the barge capacity would not
have been sufficient to take the loads
out of the landing as rapidly as the
emergency demanded, but the existence of Balfour extension saved the
day. By utilizing the new section
the barges were enabled to donble
back to the landing and make an extra trip daily, thus doubling their
carrying capacity. For a day or two
the slip did not work well, but on
Sunday last everything was put shipshape, and from that time dates tbe
biggest hustle ever made by the transportation people in this district. At
the landing west bound loads had piled up until there were
A FULL HUNDRED
on tbe sidings, and others coming in
at tbe rate of 00 to 80 per day. As a
result of tbe extra rustle at this or d
of the line tbe surplus of loads at the
landing was reduced to two last night,
and it is safe to predict that with the
system working as at present the
men of the Nelson division will be
able to hold down the balance to tbe
proper mark in future.
The work ot moving 314 cars across
40 miles of water and sending them
wcBt out of this divisional headquarters was not accomplished without genuine hard and faithful labor on the
part of the men who keep the wheels
of traffic moving. Had the equipment
been as strong in men and power as
the occasion demanded the solution
of the problem would simply have been
to   ���
ORDER OUT MORE CREWS
and engines, but the management was
handicapped by shortages In both departments, and it was necessary for
all hands to buckle In and work over'
time. During the week every trainman, englneman and official on the
division has done the work of two
men and done It well to. The ordinary hours have been from fifteen
dally upwards, and it speaks volumes
for tho quality of the western tail-
road man tbat so much has been accomplished.
This morning the board Is clear and
the C. P. R. men are settling down
to ordinary conditions. It l�� expected, however, that the Crows Nest division will deliver
SIXTV CARS PER DAY
at the landing for an indefinite period, hut with the new tug and other
favorable conditions now prevailing
this will jutt keep the division working at full steam without overdoing
It. During the noxt week or two a
couple of work trains are to be sent
out and this will mean the locating
at Nelson for some time of two entirely new train orews, the present
force being just about sufficiently
strong to keep the regular business
moving smoothly.
A feature of the week's business
hu" been the heavy trains handled
over the Balfour extension. When the
contractors turned   this  work over to
REORGANIZING
THE BRIGADE
Nelson's Fire Fighting Equipment Is to Receive Early
Attention.
Some of the Improvements
Which are Now In Contemplation.
Continued on Fourth Vane.
The most Interesting municipal
problem now in course of solution is
the reorganization of the fire brigade.
The initial step has already been.
taken by the council in appointing U.
W. Lillie, a thoroughly experienced
fireman, as chief of the department,
but the balance of the programme,
which includes the question of n paid
department and the purchase of new-
apparatus is still under consideration.
The fire, [ water and light committee
has the matter in hand and Alderman
Irving, chairman, with hie colleagues
on the committee are striving to reach
a satisfactory conclusion as early ns
possible. The prime factor in their
labors is to make an arrangement for
securing the maximum amount of
protection in order to secure to citizens the greatest possible reduction in
fire insurance premiums without embarrassing tbe civic strong box. To
reconcile these features requires clever
manipulation of the problem, and it is
quite possible that the committee may
not have a recommendation ready for
the council for several weeks, They
naturally prefer giving the mutter
mature consideration to arriving ut
a decision hastily. Chief Lillie has
been called into tbe deliberations, as
was Intended wben it was decided to
appoint a man with experience.
Alderman Irving, as chairman, is
naturally reticent on the subject of
reconstruction, but gives several hints
of tbe points now being considered.
It] is felt in some quarters that the
present location of the fire hall has
several serious disadvantages. Principal among these Is that the building
is old and will require a considerahle
outlay to place it in proper snape for
a paid brigade, a fact which has led
to the idea that It would be better to
move the location of the centra! station to some point on the hill where
the brigade could reach a fire in the
residential district and yet be within
easy teach of the business section.
Fiom tbe present hall a wide detour
is necessary to get around the Josephine street hill and it is piactically
impossible to take the uppniatus over
the heavy grades. Chief lillie is
known to regard the combination hose
and chemical wagon now in the central station with disfavor on the
general principle that tbe apparatus is
neither one thing nor the other, und
that it is too heavy for use to advantage in a city with the grades that aro
to be encountered In Nelson. His
recommendation Is that if the Underwriters' suggestion as to a subsidiary
Ftatlon in tbe Hoover street district is
carried out that the combination wagon be installed there and other apparatus be secured for the central station. The fuet tbac the present team
is giving out makes It necessury to
go Into the question uf now horses ut
an early date, and the chief believes
that the present team and wagon
could with advantage be placed In tho
hlil station where the large majority
of their runs would be down hill.
These and other features of the question are under consideration by the
fire, water and light committee nnd In
process of solution. The argument
that by saving Insurance premiums
the paid brigade will Justify Its existence entirely outside of the additional
protection assured, bus many supporters, who hope to see a satisfactory ur-
rangemeut concluded at an curly date.
THE WORST YET���
The amount of teaming from the C.
P. R. yauls is heavier ut tho present
time than ever before, und the condition of the appioachcB to the station
ground woise than at any previous
period. The section of Baker street
west of the Slierbrooke hotel is u veritable sen of mud Into which wagons
and conveyances plying between the
city and the depot sink to the axles.
Either the city or the 0. P. R. should
take steps without further delay to
remedy this matter, which Is causing
grave inconvenience. i
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The Nelson Miner
Published   Kvcry   Morning  Except  Monday
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NELSON   PUBLISHING  CO.
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LONDON OFFICE:
115 Fleet Street, K. O.
Coatral  Press Agency, Ltd., Special Afc-cnta
SUBHCRII'TION KATES:
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Daily, per month, by mail     fiOo
lluliy, per year, by carrier $7 00
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Daily, per year, foruigii    U 00
WEEKLY MINER:
Woekly, per half year  $1 25
Weekly, per year    2 (W
AVeokly, per year, fnroiKii    3 00
Subscriptions invariably in advance.
All Chocks Khould ho made payable to tho
onlor of   Nelson    Publishing   COMPANY,
LIMITED.
over the whole Canadian Northern system amounts to 813,086 per mile,
which, compared with tbe funded indebtedness of all other roads on this
continent, is cluimed by Mr. Roblin
to he extremely low. The company
also partially foregoes its privilege of
exemption from taxatioo for .'10 years;
and, beginning with 1905, it will be
taxed at the rate of 2 percent, per annum on its gioss earnings. The government agrees to transfer the lease
and right to purchase obtained from
the Northern Pacific to the Canadian
Northern, and tbe latter agrees to
have the road completed by October
1st next.
PROVINCIAL POLITICS.
The progress of the session of the
provinciul legislature has thus fur
been devoid of startling developments,
though an undercurrent of feeling
exists thut before its close there may
be some very important happenings���
purticularly in respect to possible changes in the personnel
of the administration. The warmest friends of the government are forced to admit that an
expectation that such will happen is
a deep-rooted impression in tbe minds
of a great many people and that cog-
niznnce must be taken of it, but it
would be rather hazardous to attempt
t> prognosticate as to what the outcome of this delicate situation will be.
It would seem to be an act of wisdom for the government to attempt to
estimate the trend of popular feeling
on the mutter and take such action as
would be calculated to meet with
general approval. A ({rent mistake
wonld be made if it were determined
to ignore past promises. A circumstance which lends additional interest
to tho situation is the announcement
that Smith Curtis.who will in all likelihood be chosen as,leader of the opposition in succession to Mr. Joseph Martin will endeavor to force paity lines.
Such a move will precipitate a lively
controversy, fraught with possibilities of the most   important character.
On Thursday, during the debate in
reply to the address, Attorney-General
Eberts is reported to bave made rather an important announcement of government policy in the matter of subsidies to railway lines���that it was
contemplated before granting any subsidies to exact control of freight rates
and even go so far as to insist on the
government receiving a part of the
net revenue. Price Ellison put forward what we think is a very excellent suggestion���that free miners'
certificates be issued to the returned
volunteers, when the latter so desire,
Instead of land scrip.
THE MANITOBA  RAILWAY DEAL.
Widespread interest is manifested in
rogard to the character of the railway
undertakings into which the govern
nieiit of Manitoba bus entered with
the Northern Pucillc and Great Northern companies. Put into concise lmi-
guago the arrangement���an arrange
ment which Is of the most fur-reuch-
ing Importance, und which almost
amounts to government ownership���is
as follows: With the Northern Pad
lie the government contracts to lease
for a term of O'JO years their entire
system in the provincu of Manitoba,
including their terminals In Winnipeg,
all their rolling stock, appurtenances
also thoir telegraphs. The terms o:
louse mo us follows: For the first tea
years, 8210,000; 8220,000 for the next
ten years, 9878,000 for the next ten
yeurs, mid 1800,000 for the balance of
O'JO yeurs, with an option that can he
exercised ut uuy time of purchase for
the sum of seven million dollars. The
whole cost of the system up to Novum
ber .'mm last may be stated us 8s. If.
013,    Including   Hie   Knurls,  l'ortuge
Northwestern  and   Waskada and  N
C. branches.   This jontrucl completed,
which wus dono ou the 1Mb   of .Innii
ary lust,    the   next    item on   the pro
gramme for obtaining cheap   rates for
Manitoba, wus to gnln   control   of the
trunk lino to   which the   branches  of
the Northern Pacific acted   us feeders,
or, in other   words, of   the   Canadian
Northern railway.    Negotiations were
therefore   begun   with   this company,
which   eventually turned out satlsfuc
torily   to   Premier   Koblln's   govern
ment, und the result was that on   the
the 11th inst. an agreement was urriv
ed at to   the   effect   that up till June
80th, 10:111,   the   Lieutenant-Governor-
in-Council   shall   have   power   to   fix
tho local rates between   all  points   in
Manitoba on the compauy's lines, and
of all through rates between Port Ai-
thur und Manitoba points.    To obtain
this concession   the   govern incut guu
rantees the company's bonds.    Its 11a
bility amounts   to 84,844,000   for   tho
section betwocn Gladstone and .Saskatchewan, u   distance of :i��0  miles; and
to 85,800,000 for the Ontario Hnd lluiny
River  division,   a  distanoe    of    2110
miles.   The geneiul liability per mile
Mining men will be interested in
the announcement which has just
been made that the provincial government has determined to increase the
size of placer claims to2.10feet square.
A great deul of complaint against the
provisions of the old act emanated
from Atlin and other northern districts nnd this will now be removed.
If the statement of the secretary of
the Texada Miners' Union, regarding
the trouble with tbe Van Anda company, is correct, there will be a general disposition to extend sympathy
to the men, who have apparently just
ground tor a grievance. It is explained thut the only real point in dispute is the important mutter of having the wages guaranteed.
Tbe contention of Mr. J. F. Armstrong, official administrator of East
and West Kootenay that sucli great
urea is too much for one man to cover
seems reasonable,and it is to be hoped
tbat the government will give favorable consideration to his suggestion
tbat an administrator be appointed
for each electoral district in the Kootenay s.	
Those who lent their services to the
very excellent entertainment which
was given in the opera house for the
benefit of the public library fund ore
to be congratulated on the success of
their efforts; and it is pleasant to feel
able to say that in point of merit
the amateur entertainments in Nelson
excell those given at much more populous and pretentious cities.
The scheme to build a largo smelter
on Alberni canal, Vancouver Island,
is being taken up with enthusiasm by
the people of the coaBt, and there
seems every likelihood that the project
will be successfully consummated. It
will be a first step towards a period
of wonderful activity in mining development on the Island aud Victoria
will benefit to a very great degree.
Wo think there will bo general Inclination to agree with the remarks of
Sir Louis Davies on the expediency of
framing a law against usury the flame
as exists in England. Tbe need of
such a law in Canada is not conspicuous^- apparent, and even if it were it
would be the better plan for the court
to go into all transactions before it
and give a pronouncement as to their
reasonableness.
Signs are not wanting that the people of eastoru Canada arc at lust waking up to a realization ot their duty
wth respect to trade development in
the west. Ileretjfoie the west has been
left to fight its own battles, but now
that is to change apparently, for we
note thut the Montreal board of trade
has passed a resolution favoring the
adoption of such measures by the government as will facilitate the purchase of miners'Jgold in Canadian cities on the Pacific coast and the establishment of a fust passenger and mail
Bervice between Vancouver, Victoria
and Yukon ports. This is as it should
he. The mieiests of the cast and west
are identical in the mutter of trade
development.
The temperance people of Manitoba
are not content to rest at the decision
of the supreme court in declaring the
prohibition act to be unconstitutional
und wunt the case referred to the privy
council. If these good people could
but grasp the fact that prohibition
would not prohibit even if thoy got
it,they would seek some other method
to nceompiish what they are aiming
ut���the abolition of the drink evil.
As water will not rise higher than
its own level, neither will a people
by legislation bo made morally better
than they actually arc.
A reference to an erroneous impression which exists in the minds of people who do not know Nelson may be
timely. Such have the notion that
the climate is a severe ouo. Nothing
could be more fallacious. A comparison of the climatic conditions at this
point and those of places which bear
tho wide reputation of possessing exceptional advantages in that rospuct.
will not result in Nelson suffering
by such comparison. Miserable weuth ���
er is characteristic ot tho coast cities
at this season of the yoar���hero It is
balmy with the breath of approaching
spring.      	
General regret will be felt at the
departure from Nelson of Capt. J, W.
Troup, who since 1803 hiifl been Identified with much that concerned the
grow th nnd progress of the city and
district. He will ho very greatly missed, but will carry away with lilm the
best wishes uf all who know him for
success in his new Held of labors,
which, it Is Butisfuctory to know,
will Afford him, perhaps, fuller opportunity for tho exercise of an ability
which has already won him recognition as one of the most competent of
men in his lino of business.
A feature of what may be termed
"the Nelson spirit" la the whole-souled generosity which Is manifested
whenever an opportunity occurs
Whereby it may bo exercised. Recent
instances in which this wbb shown
were the presentations to tho departing recruits for the South African con-
stubulury ami the liberal donation to
the Sufferers by the colliery disaster
at Nanaimo. The fuss and bluster
which occur when similar action Is
taken at some of the coust cities arc
conspicuous by their absence when
Nelson has any duty of the kind wo
have alluded to to perform,
CURRENT COMMENT
HON JOS. MARTIN.
Hon. Jos. Martin has nnnonnced his
intention of retiring to private life.
The announcement will be gladly welcomed by the opponents of the Dunsmuir government. The present provincial government owes its existence
largely to the fact that members of
parliament and others were restrained
from taking decisive action by the fact
that the death of the present government would mean the infliction of
Jos. Martin upon the province. Mr.
Martin has ability and many good
qualities, but as a leader be is simply
an impossibility. His advent into
provincial politics delayed the declaration for party linos. Upon his
retirement there is no good reason
why the liberals should not deolare for
party lines and organize to make a
strong fight.
Mr. Martin haB been well named,
the stormy petrel of Canadian politics.
He not only struck terror into the
hearts of his political opponents, but
he had the unhappy knack of dividing
those who might be his party friends.
He almost wrecked the liberal party
in this province in last provincial
election, Ins defeat was all tbat prevented his "doing so. We hope that
Mr. Martin will not delay his retirement and as soon as this is done that
the liberals will organize thoroughly
throughout the province.���Greenwood
Times.
UNION   LABOR.
Buy   Only   Union - Made   Shoes,
WORKERS UNION.!
lUNIMyftSTAMPl
Factory H? 88
This stamp used by the JOHN Mc-
PlIEHSON CO., Limited, of Hamilton,
the only Union Factory in Canada.
[ [] The Daybreak Aster
The Steelc-ltriggs Daybreak
Aster is new. It lias shell-pink,
large   round,     well-filled   long-
I stemmed flowers. It blooms early
continuously and freely. We will
j send a packet of seed and our
large, illustrated catalogue for
10c.    This   is   the    largest  seed
! catalogue published in Canada.
It just shows seods suited to Canada. Canadian gardeneis should
buy from it.   Thoy get the larg-
I est choice of I'anudiun seed, und
I cannot order unsuitable seed
from it.
I THB STKKLK-Ililiuas heed CO. Ltd.
Toroa to, Canada's Greatest Seed House.
Toronto Gem Lettuce
We will send two packets of
Steele-llnggs Toronto (lem Let-
tuco nnd our large illustrated
seed catalogue for 10c. TIiIb
lettuce is tender end crisp. The
heads are well formed. The
leaves aro well crimped and curled. It Is of delightful flavor. It
stands heat well? Tho catalogue
only lists seeds suited to Canada.
My buying from It there is a better chance of success than by
buying from ordinary catalogues.
THB8TKBLE.BRIOO8BEK0C0.Ltd.
Toronto, Ciuuuln.H Greatost Seed House.
L2J
Two-pound Onions
Our Steel-BriggS Oiant Prizo-
takcr Onion is tbe lurgest handsomest, finest flavored,best shaped, most superior, yellow globe
onion over introduced. Some
limes it grows 30 to the bushel.
Many of them weigh two
pounds. We will send a packet
of this onion seed ami our lurge
new Illustrated seed catalogue���
the lurgest in Canada���for lOo
by mail.
the BTsBl K-niuaaa seed co.Ltd.
Toronto, Canada')* Greatest Hoed House,
Ask your Dealer for
A CRAVENETTE Raincoat
Do you know what it is?
Cravenette is a superior cloth made by Priestley, Bradford,
England, for men's Rain
coats. T'is sold throughout
England and America, contains no Rubber, has no
Odor.   Yet t'is Rainproof.
This label on the collar of every genuine
Cravenette Garment.
Does not cause Perspiration
as t'is Porous.    Is worn at
all seasons and on all occasions Rain or Shine.
Manufactured into latest style garments by
E. A. SMALL & CO., Wholesale Tailors, MONTREAL
If our Cravenette Coats are not for sale in your city, write us and we
will advise you where they can be procured.
HUDSON'S BA>
company/
jNCORPORtvtotem
New Goods
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
RAILWAY
DIRECT   ROUTE
SPRING 1901
TEE HUM ELECTRIC TUFA! CO., ML
LOTS   FOR   SALE  ON   EASY   TERMS,
Large number of Choice Building Lots adjacent to the line of thei
Tramway.    For price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Company, Maclonald Block  corner of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
A. V. MASON. Secretary.
We have just re--
ceived and opened up two cases
of. ... .
EAST
Toronto
Ottawa
Montreal
Boston
Halifax
New York
WEST
Vancouver
Victoria
Skagway
Seattle
Portland
San  Francisco
via
Soo Line
St. Paul and Chicago
Dining Cars
First Class bleepers
Tourist  Cars
The DAILY MINER
WILL BE DELIVERED TO
Subscribers in Kaslo
Every morning immediately
on arrival of steamer, at the
rate of       ,
75 Cents per Month
Subscriptions to be left
������" with the agent,
D.  J.  YOUNG.
GAMBLE & O'REILLY
Baker Street.
Real Estate and Insurance Agents.
FOR SALE
Three lots and bungalow, 5 rooms
and bathroom, with all modern improvements, electric light fixtures
complete, good locality, good view.
Situation, Hoover Street, near Josephine.    Easy terms.
Lot 6, Block 5, Bogustown, with 5-
roomed house, new, $1150.
Mill Street���Lot and C-roomed house
with bathroom, modern conveniences,
plumbing complete, 81900: or rent for
$25 per month.
C.W.WEST&CO.
Coal and Wood.
Agents Imperial Oil Oo. Ltd.
Blairmore Coal,    -   $6.75
Crow's  Nest  Coal,   $6.15
Anthracite,    -    -   $10.75
DELIVERED.
No order can he accepted unless
accompanied by cash:
Office Corner Hall and Baker Streets.
TKl.KPHOMC HU
A. R. BARROW, a. m. l o.b
Provincial  Land Surveyor,
Corner Victoria and Kootenay Sts.
P. 0. Box Bofl. Telephone No. 05
F. O. GREEN        F. S. CLEMENTS
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineers and Provincial Land
Surveyor*.
P. O. Box US liaison   B. O
SILVER KING MIKE
Will pay the highest cash price for all
kinds of second hand goods. Will buy
or sell anything from an anchor to a
needle. Furniture, stoves, oarperta,
cooking utensils, bought in household
quantities. Also oast off clothing.
Call and see me or write. Addrees
Silver King Mike, Box SOO. Hall
Street. Nelson. H  ��V
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation,
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage.
Apply to G, I.. LENNOX. Baker St.
Nelson
CHURCH DIRECTORY,
8. Baviouiir |EN(1I.IBI!| (IIImini-Corner
Ward nnd Silica BU. Sundays: Holy Communion 8 a. in.: and on tho 1st und 3rd Sundays
In tho month uft��r Mutllns; Mm the- at 11 n.ui.;
Hundny Bohool 8,30 p.m : Evonsong 7.30. Dally:
Mattins at 9.30 a. m. Thursdays and Sninta
Darn Holy Communion 10 a. m. Fridays:
Evensong 7.30 p. m., followed by oholr practice. H. 8. Akeliiir-Hi. Itootor. Fred Irvine,
Qoo. Johnstone, WunlmiH.
Catholic CnuHOii-Cornor'Wnrd and Mill
Htroots Mass ovnry Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m
Benediction nt 7.30 p.m.   Moss every wook day
at 7.16 a.m.   Rov.  Father Forlnnd Roolor.
Pbkbiivtriuan Ciiunr.H- SorvlceH at 11 a.m
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m
Prayor mooting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Knduavor Socioly moot* ovory Tuns
day ovoiiIhb a<i t o'clock. Itov. H. Frew,
Pastor.
MltTiionisT OHUitoii-Corner 8llloa and
Josephine Streets. Sorvlcos at 11 a.m. and 7,9f
p. m.; Sabbath Bohool, 3.30 p.m.: Prnyormeet
logon Thursday evening at 8 o'clock: Epwortn
Loaguo Q. B., Tuwday at 8 a.m. Rov. J. II.
Whlto, Pastor. Residence Josephine Street
roar of church.
Salvation Army���Survlo a every evening
at 8 o'olooh In barracks on V otorl street
Adindant. Kdg��vmiha In charge.
Baptist Ouurch ��� Sorvlcos morning and
evening at 11a.m. and 7.80 p.m.; Prayor moot.
Ing Thursday evonlng at 8 p.m. tho B. Y
P.U. Tuesday evenlngat 8 o'clock. Stranger!
cordially welcomed, Rev, O. J, Coulter White
Patter.
YOU NEED
One of These
Whittaker's Almanac.
The N. Y. Woild Almanac.
Canadian Almanac.
New Vork Clipper Annual.
Office Diaries, 1901.
The Great Boer War. By
A. Coiian Doyle. Cloth,
$1.50.
The Eldredge B. Sewing
Machine. (Ball Bearing.)
$30.00.
Canada Drug and
Book Co., Ltd.
K.-W.-C. BLOCK.
H. & M. BIRD
Agents (or Eureka nineral Wool and
Asbestos   Co.
Insurance Co. or North America, Mutual Life
Insurance Co., of New York, Qeebec
Fire Assurance Go.
REAL ESTATE. MONEY TO LOAN.
FOR SALE.
Capt. Troup's  house   and four
lots on Stanley  Street.    Full
particulars on application.
7-Roomed house, and lot on Carbonate St., close to Hall St.
All modern conveniences $1500 00
Two good, level lots on  Nelson
avenue,   Bognstown  375 00
Mrs.   Snowden's  residence   on
Robson street
50-foot corner on Latimer St.., 525 00
Two 25-foot  lots   in   Block 40,
Latimer  street  500 00
FOR BENT.
Cottage on Stanley  street..... .8)5 00
4-Roomed cottage on  corner of
Ward and Gore Streets.  18 00
Now house on Water Street IB 00
LODGE MEETINGS.
a NELSON LODGE No. 23. A. F. * A
~#\~M. meets second Wednesday In oaoh
TL^aT month.   Visiting brethorn welcome.
L O. O. F. Kootenay Lodge
No. 16, meets every Monday night,
at their Hall, Kootonay street
Sojourning Odd Fellows oordlally Invited.
John A, McRao, N.Q.' D. W. Rutherford, V.O.
Frod J. Squire, Per. See.
 ��� .���.���, 1
Kootenny Tent No. 7, K. O. T. M��� Bold their
regalar meetings in Fraternity Hall, I. O. O. F.
block, on tho lit and 3rd Thursdays of each
n.ontn. Visiting brethren cordially Invited to
attend. O. A.Brown, 11. K.i A. P. I'urdy, Com.:
It. J.Steel. 0.8.0.  ''        '
NELSON L. O. L. No. WW meets In Fraternity Hall on fret and third Friday, evenings
of uncli month at 8 I'clook. Visiting members'
cordially Invited. W. W. Bradley. W. K.:
A, Mlnty, R. 8.  *	
NELSON l<ODUE No.U, K. of P.
.moots in K. of P. hall, Oddfellows blook
hverv  Tuesday ^evening at 8 o'olook
IA.11 visiting knights cordially Invited
. _ _   .  H. M; Vincent, O.C.
A. T. Park, K.el R. and B.
NELSON AERIK No. M, F. a E��� meet*
every seoond and fourth Wednesdays of each
month. Visiting members cordially lnvlt-
Oharloa Prowwr. BaoretaiT.	
Nelson Encampment No. 7. Meets every 2nd
and 4th Friday of each month, In Odd Follows
Hall, oomer Bakor and Kootenay streets
Nelson. A. H. Clements, C. P.; O. HoArthn/
R. S.   Visiting brothers always welnnpi*,
COURT KOOTENAY. I. O. F., No. Sis7
Meeting! 4th Thursday of month. Fraternal
hall, J A Irving C R.   P. H. Fleming. U.S.
NELSON'S QUEEN NO. 241
SONS OF ENGLAND, meets
1st and 3rd Wednesday evmlngsof
ill oin oaoh month at Fiauirnlty hall,
'V-C^l corner of Baker and Kootenay
atreets. Visiting brothorn oord-
iallj Invited.
JwiH W*T��otc, Beoretari',
Ladies'
Spring
and
Summer
Costumes
In Plain and
Fancy rius-
lins.   .   .   .
These are the Newest Out,
and are really beautiful and
artistic in pattern and makeup, and represent shades and
styles to suit every com
plexion, figure and taste.
An   inspection  is  respect
fully invited.
HUDSON'S
BAY
STORES.
Corner Baker and Stanley StreeU
NELSON, B. C.
The . .
Breadmaker
Is   as
in our
much  interested
Hungarian
Flour::
as the bread-winner.    There is Eat
sfaction and economy in using it.
Made of the best Manitoba wheat
and by the best workmen, insure
its quality and by the latest improved methods which insures its
cheapness.
Kirkoatrkk 8 Wilson
KOOTENAYCOFFEE CO
Our Fresh Roasted OoffeeBestof
Quality, aa follows:
Javaand Arabian Mocha, per pound I   40
Java and Mooha Blend, 8 poundn  1 00
Fine Santos. 4 pounds  1 00
Santos Blend, i pounds  1 oo
Our BneolalBlond, 6 pounds  1 Of,
Oar Rio Roast, 6 pounds  I 00
A TBI at OBDFK SOLICITED.
Salesrooms:
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOOK, W. BAKER ST.
lMELSON -        B. C
.' '        ��� i I g i
ORUGIBLE CA��T STEEL
WIRE ROPE
7-8 Ineh dlam. fl& 60 per 100 feet.   For
immediate delivery   In   NeW
apply.
DEPARTURES    NELSON ARRIVALS
5:00 \ Kootenay Landing, Steamorf 17:00
Daily / Crow's Nest Route \ Daily
��:00 \ Rossland and Boundary f 32:10
Ex Sun I Creek Section \ Kx Sun
11:00 I Slocan City. Slccan Lake I 14:40
Ex Sun /       Points, and .sandon        I Ex Son
} Rossland, Columbia River I
Points, connecting Revol-l
stoke with main line I
16.-00 \3. i. Kaslo for Kaslo and/ 11:00
Ex Sun /       Intermediate Points       \ Ex Sun
18:10
Daily
22:10
Dally
For   Time  Tables,    Kates,  Ticket!,
apply H. L. Brown,
City Passenger Agent.
J. S. Carter,
Die. Pa s. Agt.
Nelson.
E. J. CCYLE,
A. G. P. A.
Vancouver
Spokane Falls A
Northern R'v.
Nelson A Fort
Sheppard Ry.
Red Mountain R'v.
The only all rail route between
all points east, west and south to
Rossland, Nelson and intermediate
points; connecting at Spokane with
Great Northern, Northern Pacific,
and O. R. & N. Co.
Connects at Nelson with steamer
for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
points.
Connects at Meyer's   Falls  with
stage daily for Republic,   and  connects at Bossburg with stage  daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
Leave DAY TRAIN Arrive
8:00 a.m Spokane 8:40 p.m.
11:60 a.m Rossland 3:10 p.m.
7:00 a. m Nelson 7:115 p.m.
NIGHT TRAIN.
9:45 p.m Spokane 7:00 a.m.
11.00 p. m Rossland 7:00 a��m.
H. A. JACKSON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane  Wash
G. K. TAOKABURY,
Agent, Neleon, B.O
Atlantic S. S. Lines.
_ From Portland, Me.
Dominion Line Vancouver March 9
Dominion Lino Dominion March 23
A llan Lino Numldlan March 18
Allan Lino Corinthian March 10
Allan Line Sicilian  March 27
,,    ��� From St, John. N. U.
Bcnvor Line Montfort March 8
Beaver Lino Lake Chaniplain March IS
Beavor Lino Steamors call at Halif ix one
day later.
. , ,     ,��� From Now York
Cunard Lino Ktrurii  March 2
Ounard LinoLucanla March 9
Cunard Line Umiiria March 10
White Star Lino Toutonlc March 0
Whlto Star Line Germanic Maroh 13
White Star Line Majestic March 20
American Lino Vuuorlnnd   March 6
American Lino St. Louis March IS
American Lino Now York Maroh 20
N. G. L. Kaiser Wilhelm derGrosse..March 5
N. G. L. Liilm March 26
���        ...�� from Boston
Cunard Lino Ivornia March 9
Dominion Line Commonwealth March lb
Passages arranned to and from all European
points. For ratos, ticket and full Information
apply to C. P. R. depot agent or H. L. Brown
City Passongcr Agent, Nelson, B. C.
,     W. P. F.CUMMINCiS,
Genoral ����< C.P.R. Ollice-. WlnnlDnr,
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Notice Is hereby given that Jamei
QUI of the City of Nelson, lumber
merchant, did on the 31st day of December, 1000, retire from the "Fair-
view Lumber Company" (carrying; on
business at Nelson)," as a partner
therein, and that he will not be responsible for any debts Incurred by
euid company since said dissolution.
Dated at Nelson, II. C, this 18th
day of February, A. D., 1001.
JAMES GILL,
Por Elliot & Lennle his solicitors.
REISTERER & CO.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
DROP IN AND 8KB CJS.
NeNnn. B. O,
PATENTS
Caveats, Designs, Copyrights u.nd
Trade Murks obtained in Canada
and all foreign countries.
TRETH3WEY & BRITTAIN.
Room 8, Bunk of British North
America, HaBtiugs Street,.Vancouver.
CALL ON TH*
NELSON WINE CO.
��.itJ7.&JM)!i!��1_tt <,0Mn. ��r a barrel of
OALQARY BEER as it is the host and
cheanoBt on the niurkot. AIho try our
WINES,    LIQUORS     and    OIGAB8.
FRANK  A. TAMBLYN. MaNaeiB.
Tnlenhnn    Ml. H.v��rtt   Nelson. II. C
About that second hand article of
yours. You'll sell it if you'll advertise
It in Tbe Miner want column.
�����> nwlwin��wt^af������i Nsl|(?m Daily Miner, Saturday, March t, 1901
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XHE POSTOPFICE.
Xo tbe Editor,���I think you are to
be'congratulated upon tailing; up the
postofiice question. It is hard to conceive of anything of greater importance to the pnlbic than an efficient
postal department. Being as It is the
recognized medium of public intercourse to the business mau, a letter
not being promptly delivered often
causes financial or other difficulties
and to the general public an inconceivable amount of unpleasantness.
Unfortunately the unpleasantness is
increased by the insulting way any
complaint is answered, no matter how
politely the complaint iB made. From
what I can gather the complaints are
not against the staff in general, but
mostly against one in particular. Not
knowing the gentleman's name I can
only describe him���it is tbe gentleman
usually wearing a dark, broad-brimmed hat aud generally smoking a cigarette when he coudeseends to look for
your mail. Should his cigarette not
be alight, you wait till ho has got it
in full smoking order. That is the
gentleman against whom I think the
complaints are most general. I know
of many instances where several parties would not go to the wicket when
this gentleman was there, preferring
to wait for some other member of the
staff rather than run chances of incurring in any way this gentleman's
displeasure; and as a result be rudely
insulted. One would naturally ask,
Why not report the matter to Mr. Gil-
ker, the postmaster? I have heard
many remark that it was no use saying anything to "Jim" as he was too
easy going with the clerks. And I am
inclined to believe this. Take for
instance Mr.Brown's case. Instead of
taking his clerk (the gentleman with
the^cigarette) to task for his treatment of Mr. Brown, he suggests tbat
Mr. Brown procure a box of his own.
On Mr. Sutclifle making his complaint (the gentleman with tbe cigarette again figures) he is told that in
future he had belter go when the
young lady is at the wicket. Can
anyone imagine greater audacity on'
the part of the head of a public de-.
partment? It practically means that
the public, if they desire courteous
treatment, must keep themselves posted as to the time when an offensive
olerk will not be at the wicket and
govern themselves accordingly, thus
making the convenience of the public
a secondary consideration. Of all
these annoyances at the Nelson post-
office the public can testify; and as a
proof that the complaints are not isolated, but general, I would suggest
tbat steps be taken to secure if possible a commission to enquire into the
workings of the postofiiftlee. It will
then give the public a chance of giving evidence. Would it not give
weight to such a movement for the
board of trade to act In the matter?
Several things could be pointed out
to the commission, among others the
advisability of a competent postmaster whd can devote the whole of his
time to tbe work, and thus by his su-
. pervision insure a proper carrying
out of the work In detail. It cannot
be expected thut things could be run
any different under existing circumstances. The present postmaster has a
large business that necessarily takes
most of his time. lie Is notable to devote the required time for the superintendence of the postofiice woik
without which the public of Nelson
can never hope to have an efficient
service. The work left solely in the
hands of subordinates who have no
direct responsibility is bound to suffer. There was a time when Mr. Gll-
ker, no doubt, filled all the requirements of a postmaster. That was when
Nelson was smaller and the demands
on the department were not so pressing as at present. Nelson Is a place of
liupoitunce and is entitled to an up-
to-date postal system. The position
of postmaster in so important a ueiiter
should be rilled by one who is and can
keep in touch with the requirements
and demands as the increase from
year to year, If a man has outlived
bis uselulness there Is only one remedy, Asa man, us a citizen, nothing
can be said against Mr. Gilker, and
tor whom I feel safe In saying there Is
universal regard; but Mr. Gllkor is
or should not be considered in any
other way than as a postmaster. As-
the: head of the department here the
public hold him responsible for any
wiongs in bis department; und if he
has not the ability or inclination to
remedy thaso wrongs, he is certainly
not In bis right sphere so long as he
retains the office. Now Is the time
when the citizens of Nelson Bhould
speak in no uncertain manner and
Btrike at the root of the difficulty.
A. M'DONALD.
THE   MINER'S   WANT  PAGE
FOR SALE OR RENT
AdverliKunitittU Inserted under thin head at
('���!(; r;ii..' uf cno i:imi a word per insertion. No
urtvert.iaoment taken for Iohh than 25 cent*
Situation Wuniud advurttaenunU inserted
thieu limes free of charge.
FOR    URNT.��� Cellar.
Bank of t'nnada.
Apply    Royal
Ft It     WALK.���Mendelssohn    upright
piano in first class condition.  In Ube
less than twelve months.   Can be bccd
at fire hall.    Will sell cheap.
WANTED
WANTED.���A small,neat house handy
to business portion of the city. State
number of rooms and if bath room,
closet, etc. Advertiser will be permanent tenant. Address, Cottage,
Miner office.
WANTED.���The  reader to know that
if he   reads   this,   other people will
read his ad, in this column.
FOB SALE.���Second   hand   piano  in
good   older.    Will be  tuned   before
delivery.    Apply K. W. Day,   Madden
illock.    ���
EOK SALE.���Lot  on   Veruun   street,
bringing   in   ground   rent   of $25 a
month. 82000.    Apply K.  W. Day.
ROOMS-TO   LET .���Clement-Hlllyer
block.    Apply  Tramway  "company's
office.
i��'OR SALE ���Second hand safe. Cheap.
Apply J. J. Walkei, jeweler.
FOB BENT���Building  formerly used
as cottage hospital. Seven medium
sized rooms, two exceptionally large
rooms. Modern conveniences. Apply
A. R. Sherwood.
FOR   SALE.-Organ  in   good   condi
tion.    Address .T.-l, Miner office.
It. W. HAVS List.
FOR SALE.���A snap, 7-roomed house,
bath, pantry, at coiner of Silica and
Cedar street, $1,785.   For full particur
lars apply at office.
FOR SALE.���Two lots and 6-roomed
house, bathroom, cellar, etc. Large
kitchen range in place, cost $3,500.
House piped for gas all sanitary improvements. Full particulars apply
office, R. W. Day.   $3000. __!
FOR SALE.���Lot 3, block 4,  sub-div.
182, 50x120, 8250.
CAN PROCURE Tenants for the following, must be near town. Six-
roomed house, all modern conveniences, $25; 7-roomed house, all modern
conveniences, $25; 5-roomed house, all
modern conveniences, $25.
It. Vi, DAT, Madden Block.
r. d. J. < iimsTiE,
LuiKl, Loan, nnd Susarsiice Arch!.
FOR SALE���7-roomed . house, modern
conveniences three blocks from post-
office. ��� Very cheap.	
FOR SALE.���Two lots near car barns,
only 8B00:
FOR SALE.���7-roomed, modern house,
2-room   cabin  on ;3Q  ft. lot,   three
blocks from postofiice, for   a few days
at 82,550;
WESTERN Canadian Employment
Office, Victoria Bt., P. O. Box 711.
Phone 270. Wants���Tie makers, axe
men and tie loaders. Top wages, out
of town. Female girl for generol
housework out of town. Nuise girl in
town, also girl 15 years old to help
with general housework.
Applications' for positrons. 'First
class hotel cook and good camp cook.
Female, good chambermaid, and one
good girl for housework.
MISCELLANEOUS
A PERFECT fitting ladies tailor eys
tern taught, cuts bias darts aud seam
less waists.    Peters & Dynes, llroken-
Hill Illock.
LOST.���A fox terrier bitch, long hair
and black spots on body,a reward of
810 will be paid for its return to office
of T. G. Procter. Haker street.
FIRST-CLASS   Room and   Hoard,   in
private   family,   reasonable   terms.
Apply on Silica street, two doois west
of Wa
ard.
WANTED.���Position  as cook in hotel
or restaurant by   a  woman.   Apply
U.-l, Miner office.
MAI'S OF HOUNDARY COUNTRY.���
Randolph Stewurt's new map, showing all surveyed mineral claims. 81.50
each.    R. W. Pay, Madden Mock.
PRIVATE rooms and   board.    Heated
throughout.     Use  of   bath.    Apply
Mrs. Reilly, one door above Postofiice.
DRESSMAKING and plain sewing by
tbe day.    Addicss  Miss Ilunex, Box
5G7, Nelson.
TRAINED NURSE  open   to   engagements.    Mrs. Seton, Silica Street.
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WHOLESALE
HOUSES
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
npfiORPB ��t CO. Limited-Corner Voruon
X and Cedar streets, Nelson���Manufacturers ot and wholesale dealers in acrutou water's
and fruit syrups. Sole agents fur Halcyou Hot
Springs oilneriil water.   Telephone 60.
XJKLSON 80DA WATKK KACTOKY-
Xi N. M. Cuunulns, Lessee���Kvory known
variety of soft drlnlui. P O Box 88. Telephone
No. 31. Hoover aired, Nelson. Bottlers of the
famous at. Leon Hot HuriUK.il Miueral Wutor.
ARCHITECTS
CANE Jr. MACDONALH (II. Cane, James
A. Macdouald)���Architects und superintendents, Broken Hill Block, corner Baker and
Ward Streets, fielson.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
HJ. KVANS & CO.-Balter Street, Nel-
��� son���Wholesale dealers in liquors, ci-
Kars, cement, lire briok and lire clay, water
pipe and steel rails, and goueral commission
merchants.
GRAIN, HAY AND CEREALS
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Is there anything you want?
If there is, make that want
known through The Miner's
Want Page and you will get
it. A Miner want ad. always
brings results.
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FOR RENT.���4-roora,     0-room,     and
7-room houses.
FOR SALE���The finest   location for a
| large residence in the elty.
v. D. J. CllttlsTIE, Baker Hired.
EOR RENT���Piano.    Aiso  wanted to
buy several   bed room   sets.    Apply
Room 4, K.-W.-C. block.
FOR SALE OR RENT.���The desirable
residence of Mr. F. W. Peters. Seven
rooms and all modern improvements.
Apply to H. A. Langford, Nelson
Electric Tramway office, Macdonald
block.
FOR'    SALE���Household     furniture,
including new six hole  steol range.
Address W. H. G.,   office.
WANTED
WANTED.���Two furnished rooms for
light housekeeping.    Address  M   1,
Miner office.
WANTED.���A'piactical mirier wants
place in or around amine where
wife could cook for crew up to 20
men, No encumbrance. References if
required. Address, J. A., Box 31)1,
Kaslo, B.C.
COPPER���COPPER���COPPER���Copper
mines and prospects wanted. Send
samples and report to The Prospectors'
Exchange, Room 4, K.-W.-C. block,
Nelson, B. 0., Phone, 104. . P. O. Box
No. 700. ���   '
NELSON Employment-Agency, Baker
at., J..H. Love.
WANTED-Flrst   class   hotel    cook.
Waitress.   Girl for housework.   Tie
makers.
WANTED.���A stenographer of experience���Address K-2, Miner Office.
HELP WANTED.���We must have at
once a number of reliable persons
and families in this locality to work
for ..us whole or spare time, gocd
wages paid. No canvassing. Write
for position today. People's Syndicate, Dept. A., 130 Yonge at., Toronto, Ont.    ' ���.. v ,'
CHANGE OF BUSINESS.
' The Nelson Transfer company desire
���to notify the public that we have dis'
posed of our entire business to Messrs.
Kurtz & Williams, oporating under
the name erf the Nelson Transfer and
Freighting company. We will collect
all amountsjowing t&' UB and will discharge all obligations incurred by us.
NELSON TRANSFER COMPANY.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
We desire to inform the public tbat
we have this (lay takeh over the business of the Nelson Transfer Company,
and will operate the same business
under tbo linn name of the Nelson
Transfer & Freighting Company, R.
II, Williams being manager.
I , - KURTZ &, WILLIAMS.
JOB   COULDN'T   HAVE  STOOD IT.
If he'd had Itching Piles. They're
terribly annoying; but HucMlen's
Arnica Salve will cure the worst ca��e
of piles on earth. It has cured thousands. For Injuries, Pains or Bodily
Eruptions it's the best salve in the
world. Price 25c a box. Cure guaranteed. Hold by Canada Drug & Hook
Co.
Send for These
Our big illustrated seed catalogue is just Issued. It is the
largest Canadian seed catalogue.,
Every seed In thie catalogue is
suited to Canada. We will malt
it anywhere with a packet of our
Steele-Brlggs "Graders" pea
and'-"���Hied ''Hubbard" squash���
tvvo new, good garden novelties,
for-loo.    r''���" '
THE STKKLK-BIUGGS SkEP CO. Ltd.
Toronto, Canada's GrcatostSood House.
And ad. In The  Miner want colnmn
always brings results.
J). J. DEWAE), J. P.
Hotary Public Conveyancer.
FOR  SALE.
83,250 buys .houso  thatjrente for $1)00
per annum.
81,050 takes  house and  two   lots,   A
SNAP. ���    v.-
81,050.buys  house    and ���' Tbt,     stone
,    foundation.
81,050 buys  cottage    and  'ot,   Mines
road, easy terms.
81,550 takes H-roomed   house with lot,
75x7B, corner Latimer and Cedar
streets.
List   your   property   with  me for
quick sales.
Loans on   improved   property,   low
i atcs. '    '
Houses to let, collection* ��wde.
Just Suited
The Steele Rriggs seed catalogue is just suited to Canada.
It contains seeds that will mature in Canada. All the seeds
mentioned In the catalogue are
fresh. They will grow. We
will send a copy with a packet
of our Steele-Briggs "Spanish
King" Onion,' large, good-keeping, for 10c.
THE 8TEELE-BRIGG8 8 BED CO. Ltd.
'Toronto, Canada's Greatest Semi House.
Home Grown
Trees,
Bulbs,
Fruit . and   Ornamental
Roses,     Shrubs,     Vines,
Hedge Plants, Seeds.'
Extra ohoiee Block of Peach, Apricot, Plum, Cherry and Prune Trees.
New importation of first-class Rhododendrons, Roses, Clematis, Bay Trees,
Hollies, etc.
80,000 to choose from. No agents
nor commission to pay. Orders dug in
one day, you get it next train. No
fumigating nor inspection charges.
Greenhouse pl.uits, agricultural Implements, fertilizers, bee supplies, etc,
Largest and most complete stock In
tho province Send for catalogue or
call and make your selections before
placing your orders.    Address
M. J. HENRY Vancouver, B. C.
WHITE LABOR ONLY.
A New Sweet Pea
A new Steele-Brlggs catalogue
shows seventy sweet peas suited
to Canada. For lOo.we will send
It and a packet of our new Bush
Sweet Pea, with large watered
putplo flowers. The bush Sweet
Pea grows upright, and where
grown In a row supports Itself.
The flowers appear an top of the
plant. It is hardy arid vigorous
���just suited to Canada. 10c for
both.    T'
THE OTEEKH-nillQHH HKIOI) CO. Ltd.
Toronto. Oanadt'aOrwitBtSeod Houso.
Are you in want? If you are, tell
the people, through The. Miner want
column, what von are In want of.
You'll get It.
GOLD���GOLD���GOLD.���Free milling
gold mines and prospects wanted.
Send samples and reports to Andrew
Rosenberger, Room 4, K.W.-C,block,
Nelson, B. C, Phone 104. P. 0. Box
No. 700.
THE ANGLE LAM.P���No  smoke,   no
smell, no trouble, light   that   never
tails.    Address   Charles  Burt,   agent,
Nelson.
MANDOLIN,���VIOLIN.���French Language.    Lessons by C. Leblanc.   Silica   street,     opposite    St.   Saviour's
church.
WANTED.���The addresses of all persons who steal papers from tbeir
neighbor's door steps. To all Buch
persons The Miner will deliver papers
free.    Address Nelson Daily   Miner.
THE PROSPECTORS' EXCHANGE is
the only place in British Columbia
where prospectors can exhibit samples
of their ore to the mining public. No
charges made for exhibiting yonr ore,
and listing vour property."' Room 4,
K.-W.-C. BUJck, Nelson, B. 0. Phone
104.
BHACKMAN-KKK MILLING CO., LTD.-
Wholesale and retail dealers in grain,
hay, flour, feed. Mills at Victoria, New Westminster; Edmonton, Aita. UUevators on Calgary and Edmonton Railway. Manufacturers
of tbe celebrated 11. & K. brand cereals.
GROCERIES
A MACDONALD & Co.���Corner Iron
��� and Hall Streets���Wholesale grocers
���and jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots,
rubbers, mackinaws and minors' sundries.
LUMBER
VTKLHON SAW AND PLANING M1LL-
il Office corner Hall and Front Streets,
Nelson���Lumber, ceiling, flooring, and everything in wood for building purposes. Get our
prices.   Correspondence solicited.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
P  BURNS & Co.-Baker Street, Nelson-
���   Wholesale dealers in fresh and cured
meats.   Cold Storage.
TIT EST   KOOTENAY   BUTCHER   CO.-
TT     Baker Street, Nelson���Wholesale deal-
era In fresh and cured meats.
HARDWARE & MINING   SUPPLIES
LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO-Baker
Street, Nelson ��� Wholesale dealars In
hardware, minors' supplies, sporting goods,
oto,	
M'LACHLAN BROS. (Successors to Vancouver Hardware Co. Ltd.) Baker Street,
Nelson���Wholesale dealers In hardware and
mining supplies, plumbers' and tinsmiths' sup
plies.
NELSON   HARDWARE  CO.- Wholesale
paints, oils and glass; mechanics' tools.
Agontetoi Ontario Powder Works; lyn unite
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS
riiUUNER, BEETON & Co.-Corner Vernon
X. and Josephino Streets, Nelson���Whole-
sale dealers In liquors, cigars, and dry goods.
Agents for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee
and Calgary Brewing Co of Calgary.
H
UDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholesalo grocerie-
and liquors etc., Baker Street, Nelson,
SAL1FORNIA WINE CO., Limlted-Comor
Froit and Hall Streets, Nelson-Whole-
dealers   n wines (case and bulk), and
domestic and imported cigars.
PROVISIONS,   PRODUCE & FRUITS
T Y. GRIFFIN t CO.-Corner Vernon and
���J ��� Josephine Streets, Nelson���Wholesale
lealcrs In provioio-s   ured an ts, butter anil
Do you want some fine stationery-
letter paper and envelopes���with the
name of your home or "Nelson, H.
C," printed thereon? The Miner can
supply you.
Lumber..
Delivered to any point
oh Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand of
- Rough and Dressed
Lumber,
Shingles,
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber-
Mill ot PILOT BAY. Yards, NKLSOM
and LABI-0.
HEADIOFFIOE:  NELSON-
J. A. SAYWAED.
GALTJ50AL
For domestic or steam use.
A full supply always on
hand.
Kates to all railway and
lake points.
W. P. TIERNEY,
General Agent.
Tel. No. 265.
Office ��� Two doors west
C.P.R. offices.
���040*
BE CURED
IS YOUR HUSBAND, BROTHER, FATHER, or any of your
relatives afflicted with the Disease of Drunkenness ? We have
a sure cure which can be given
with or without the knowledge
of the patient. Send for particulars; enclosing 2 cent stamp
for reply. Address Dr. W. II.
Saunders &. Co., Chicago, III.
���0*0>O*C��
H.E.CROASDAILE
MINE & SHARE BROKER.
connissioN aoent.
P.O. Box626. Cable Address: "Groasdalle,"
Nelson.  Code-Morelna & Noal.
Is prepared to negotiate tho sale of
developed mines. Has arranged for
dealing in shares on the London and
Montreal Stock Exchanges. Sinner,
bought and sold in London on margin.
Will take obarge of the interests of
absentee investors.
Ollice : Selous Block, Nelson, B (1.
HOTEL ROSSLAND
VERNON ST., NELSON.
RATES
By the week from $5 to 96.
By the day Si.00.
|J. V. O'LAHQHTJTf, Prop.
A new supply of office stationery Is
what you want noiv. Telephone 144,
The Miner Office, and we will call on
you.
Mesdames Lambert&Co.
I A L'ELEGANTE
I    CORSET MANUFACTORY.
I French Corsets manufactured from
measurement, and upon latest Paris
models. Imported French goods used.
West Illock, 287 Buker Street, near
Hall Street.
mmm'       ._. _      '��'l-l��*��l      �����! I ... gg       I Ml
Why we are enabled to manufacture Tailor-
made garments ready-to-wear.
Because'we have the Experience 1
The Proprietors of the "Royal Brand" have been engaged
in the development of tailor-made garments for many years and
only after perfection had been attained were the public given an
opportunity to purchase this clothing.
Because we have the Foreman and Designer 1
Who must necessarily possess experience and laste. Needless to say the head of this department in the manufacture of
"Royal Brand" clothing possesses both.
Because we have the Makers 1
Those engaged in putting together "Royal Brand" clothing
arc master hands. Much depends on the making and ordinary
tailoring would not hold its shapliness nor give the wear which
is demanded from these garments.
TRADE
�� LOTHING
R f= G IST��E"rt'Eb
In future this label will be attached to all garments and
will be found in the left hand pocket of the coat.
Registered Brands " Royal" and * Fit-Reform."
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KINDS   OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   O.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
With Which la Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
HEAD OFFICE-TORONTO.
Paid up   Capital,   $8,01)0,000;   Reserve   Fund,   $2,000,000;
Aggregate  Resources Over 805,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President.      B. 8. WALKER, General Manager.
London Office: 6e Lombard Street, E. C.
New Vork Ollice; 16 Exchange Place.
And 68 branches In Canada and tho United State**, including:
BltlTISU COLUMBIA
Ati.in Greenwood Nelson Sandon
cllaniihook        kamuioi'h new we8tm1n9tkr  vancouver
Fernie Nanaimo Hobsland Victoria
YUKON DISTRICT-Dawbon and White Horse.
UNII'M) STATUS���New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Skauway,
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits Received ind Interest Allowed.   Present Rate II Per Cent
Nelson Branch.
GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON. M. C
o��   r���r     AjAtijAi    TT*~fi_ S\
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Order* by nali to any branch will bave careful a** nromnt attention.
V\V��yyWVW>W��*VVWW^^^W>V^rW^MWWr^rV ���
THE   PROSPECTORS'  EXCHANGE '
NO. 4 K.-W.-C. BLOCK. NELSON, B. C.
Gold, Silver-Lead  and  Copper Mines wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLING GOLD properties wanted at once for Eastern
investors.
Parties having mining property for sale are requested to send
samples of their ore to the EXCHANGE for exhibition.
We desire to hear from prospectors who have promising mineral
claims in British Columbia.
Prospectors and mining men are requested to make the EXCHANGE their headquarters when in Nelson.
All samples should be sent by express, PREPAID.
Correspondence solicited.    AddreBs all communications to
ANDREW   F.  ROSENBERGER.
Telephone No. 104.   P. O. Box 700. NELSON, B. G.
We  must  have  room  for  our  Spring   Stock  of
WALL   PAPER
and in order to do so we will give special quotations for the
for the next 30 days.    We have the finest line of
Picture Framing and Room Moulding in the City
Sign Painting and Interior Decorating a Specialty
F. J. BRADLEY & CO.
Josephine   Strpo,,t,
Opposite   P.larke    Hotel. I _, ����������.
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Nelsqn   Daily Miner,  Saturday, March 2, 1901
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THE CITY
BIG DAY'S OUTPUT���
Unless something unforeseen transpires the local C. 1'. R. staff will forward 100 cars of freight to the Columbia & Western road today. This Is
something of a record.
l^*^r^WrWrt*AWr\r��M*Ai
BORN YESTERDAY���
Born���To the wife of J. A. Macdon-
uld, a daughter. To the wife of P, L.
Irwin, a daughter.
CLOSED THE BRANCH���
II. J. Stewart & Co. have closed the
Nelson branch of their wholesale provision and produce business.
CIIUSCH SERVICES���
The pastor expects to preach morning and evening in the Methodist
church tomorrow. Subjects: "The
Church's One Need." Evening, "The
Essential Condition   of Happiness."
MADE HIS FIRST ARREST���
Constable Arthur Pitchford made
his second tour of duty last night,
On Thursday night he celebrated his
advent on the force by arresting a
drunk who was making a disturbance.
LENTEN SERVICES���
The lenten services at the church
of Mary Immaculate are now in full
swing. A feature of the scries is to
be tho Forty Hours Devotion, which
will probably be conducted by a priest
from Spokane.
BUILDING OPERATIONS���
Local contractors anticipate that
tbe building season will start in earnest within a couple of weeks. Already a few contracts have been made,
but as a rule eiitzens who propose
building are waiting for a time.
HANDED OVER���
John Hepburn, the contractor who
erected the new C. P. R. depot, has
turned the building over to the com
pany. As it stands, the station is
easily one of the neatest depots on the
C. P. R. between Winnipeg and the
coast.
A HAPPY IDEA-
Mayor Fletcher issued instructions
yesterny to have a crossing laid on the
north side of Baker street ut the intersection of Ward street. This will
he appreciated by every citizen who
has occasion to come down town on
business.
ACTING PROVINCIAL GUARDS���
Because of the resignation of George
Partridge and the absence on sick
leave of C. E. Jarvis, two vacancies
occurred this week at the provincial
jail. These have been filled temporarily by the appointments of Onslow
Newllng and Tom Etcher.
CONCERT PROMISED���
The Emmanuel church choir are preparing a first class concert for Monday, March 18th. An excellent programme of musical and literary numbers is in preparation and the affaii
promises to bo one of the best of the
winter
PEOPLE WE MEET���
At Emmanuel church tomorrow
evening Rev. Wm. Munroe will deliver tbe fifth of a series of sermons on
"People We Meet." The subject will
be "Two-Faced People." Choice muBic
will be rendered by the choir. A cordial invitation is extended to every
one.
GONE TO THE CO AST-
Captain J. W. Troup spent yesterday afternoon shaking hands with Nel
eon friends on the eve of his departure
for the const, whither he went on the
evening train. The captain will re
turn a few weeks hence for tho pur
pose of settling up his affairs here and
taking his family west. The hand
some launch now in the course of con
struction nt Hale's boat bouse will
be taken to Vancouver.
THE COAL SUPPLY���
The Miner yesterday evening rccelv
ed the following despatch from Green
wood. Mr. Thompson is an olllciul of
the Crow's Nest Pas. Coal company
"Telegraphic dispatch in Nelson
Miner, Eeburary 27, re diversion of
thirty cars coke from Troll to Greenwood smelter absolutely misleading.
Find Trail overstocked with coke.
They have arranged with Greenwood
to relieve them of twenty ears, which
will give Greenwood one thousand
tons Burplus. Please insert. T. 0".
Thompson."
AN OFFICIAL VISIT���
Rev. R. Whitlington, M. A., of
Vancouver, president of the British
Columbia Methodist conference,was In
town yesterday, accompanied by Iiev
J. A. Wood, of Kaao. While here
they had a consultation with the resident Methodist pastor as to arrangements for the approaching conference,
which assembles in this city in May
next. Mr. Wbittington is making au
official visit to the various charges of
the denomination throughout the Kootenay district He expects to leturn
to Nelson next week and will occupy
the pulpit of the Methodist church on
Sunday the 10th instant.
MINING
A GRIEVANCE
Transportation People Complain of an Overcharge by
Customs Officers.
On the occasion of V. Hyde Baker's
iecent visit to Nelson a deal was con
summated in Blairmoro coal fields
whereby Randolph E.I''ishburn of this
city acquired a share of Mr. Baker's
holdings equal to a sixth of the entire
property. The consideration, was 82,-
000, one-half of which was paid in
cash, the balanc to be payable in
sixty days. A number of experts, including the representatives of several
Montana syndicates, have examined
the Blairmore fields recently.
��� ���   ���
W. F. Robertson,provincial mineralogist, has caused to be circulated in
the Nelson mining district a number
of circulars setting forth that the recipients had failed to comply with
section Id of the Inspection of Metalliferous Mines act, which requires the
persons in charge of a mining prop
erty to make certain returns to the
department of mines. The circular
continues: "I have therefore to inform you that unless you at once
make the required returns, filling in
the banks duly provided for same, it
will be my duty to report to the attorney-general your neglect or refusal to
provide end make such required returns, with the request that he takes
steps -to enforce the penalty as provided by the act."
��� ���   ���
A bill of saie was recorded at the
government office yesterday, transfers
ing a quarter interest in the Queen,
Niagara, Lewiston, and Burlington
claims on Wolf creek by William
Waldie   to M.   Scully,   consideration,
$1,000.
��   ��   ���
Robert Nelson closed a contract yesterday with the Juno Mining company
for 300 feet of tunnelling on the Juno
group on Morning mountain. On the
completion of this the big tunnel on
the property will he in a distance of
000 feet. Mr. Nelson's pack train
leaves this morning to break the trail
to the property, and work is to be
commenced without delay. The ujain
tunnel is intended -to tap the Juno
vein, a ten foot ledge running easterly
and westerly across tbe group. ,The
workings follow the extension of the
Venus   lead and have been in  ore   all
the way.
��� ���   ���
A. F. Rosenberger, of the Prospectors' Exchange, is on a trip of inspection to the properties owned by the
Imperial Development syndicate of
this city, on Lexington mountain.
He is acting for A. II. Gracey, who js
recovering finm a recent illness.
A BIG  RUSH OF  FREIGHT
Continued From First Pago.
the     company   they       predicted      it
would be
THE FINEST SECTION
of roadbed on the line, and this has
proved coirect by actual experience.
The road being largely through rock
cuttings is unusually solid and the
ballasting has been well done. Some
of the trains taken to Procter during
the week have been record breakers
for length und weight. On Sunday
last 40 cars were drawn east by en
glno No. 478, the aggregate weight
being 1,186 tons. When it is stated
Hint the maximum weight of a truin
which a standard engine handles reg
ularly from Nelson west is 52.r> tons
and that the ordinary engine can only
handle from ltubson to Nelson 450
tons, the good qualities of u roadbed,
over which the same locomotive can
haul twice the weight with ease, is
apparent to all.
NELSON'S IMPORTANCE
a* a railroad town is growing rapidly
The C. P. R.'s freight business has
doubled since October last an dthe end
of the increase is not yet in siulit.
With the completion of the Columbia
bridge the Queen City of the Koote-
nuys will be the most important railroad center between Winnipeg and
the coast, not excluding RevelBtoke.
WHAT'S YOUR   FACE WORTH?
Sometimes a fortune, but never, if
you havo a snllow complexion, a jaun
diced look, moth patches and blotches
on the skin,���all signs of Liver Trou
blc. But Dr. King's New Life Pills
give Clear Skin, Itosy Cheeks, liieh
Complexion. Only 1)8 cents at Canada
Drug & Ilaok Co.
It will pay you to read our   ad.   iu
another column.    Our blend   of tea at
Thirty cents   per pound will suit you
Kootenay Coffee Co.
If you don't like Blue Bibbon Tea it's
because you've never tasted it.
4&&
This ilgnature Ik on every boi of the genuine
Laxative BromoQuiniae roieta
to. remedy tintt cone a eoM fa) ���"�� elej
Relations between the local cub
toms office and tbe representative of
the Nelson & Fort Sheppard and Kootenay Railroad & Navigation companies are somewhat strained at the present time, and aa tbe matters in dispute more or less directly concern several business houses, the outcome ^.is
being awaited with Interest. Briefly,
a difference of opinion has arisen over
the remuneration payable to the
landing waiter connected with tbe
customs office, and until the matter
is adjusted it is probable that merchants who receive perishable goods
over the railroad lines involved will
suffer inconvenience from time to
time. One result was demonstrated a
few night ago when a shipment of
fresh fish for P, Burns & Co., several
pails of oysters for another business
man, and a number of cans of milk,
were brought to the city -and taken
away again, because no customs officer was on the dock to release the
goods. In handling periehable merchandise of this description it is essential to deliver them as rapidly at
possible to avoid loss by decomposition.
George K. Taokabury, who represents the railroad lines, discusses the
situ 'ion as follows: "We have been
paying a customs' official 860 to $70
per month overtime for doing practically nothing, and do not propose in
future to submit to this exaction.- The
regulations permit an officer to
charge 30 cents per_hour overtime, but
we have been compelled to pay 50
cents ri ht along, because the officer reiused to perforin the work for
less. The collector gave us a permit
to take the goods from the boats
with the proviso that they be examined before delivery in the . morn.ing'i
but this privilege was revoked recently without notice to. us, and,an extensive shipment of perishable goods
was carted all around the lake before
it could be put off at the dock here.
"I have outlined the situation, to
the headoffice of the company at St.
Paul and presume they will take the
matter up with the customs department at Ottawa. If we have to pay
overtime to customs officers,,9f course
we will submit to the ruling, but
an effort will be made to have the
work done at tbe regulation price of
30 cents per hour, intsead of 50 cents
as now demanded, the amount of business being handled not justifying the
larger amount. The companies are
willing to do what is right, but will
not submit to be 'cinched' without a
kiik."
The customs side of the question is
not intricate. Under the regulations
landing waiters cannot be compelled
to pass goods after 0 o'clock In the
evening. They are allowed to do.so if
remunerated for the extra hp,urs of
work, and in the case of the ^Nelson
office, the value of this service is placed at 50 cents per hour. This outlines
the situation from the customs office
standpoint.
TO CURE THE GRIP IN TWO DAYS
Laxatlvo Bromo-Qulnine removes the cause.
AT THE HOTELS.
Phalr���John Gunn, Winnipeg; 0.
W. St. Browning, Sloran; H. A.
Wright, Dayton, Ohio; Arthur N.
Pottv, Vancouver ; '/������ Johnnester and
wife* St. Paul, Minn, j T. P. Subjoc,
Winnipeg; Miss Boy er, High River,
Mass.; Miss Webber, High Rirer,
Mass.
Hume.���S. MacEachren and wife,
Moyie;Jethro Brooks, Molly Gibson;
J. J. Soulhcott, Victoria; W. N.
Brayton, Kaslo.
TO CURE A  COLO  IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggist* refund tho money If it falls to oure
SAO.    K. W. Gr*vp* altrnnoiro i" mi  eaoh hror.
PERSONAL
Colonel W. N. Brayton,. of KaBlo,
is in the city today.
John Gunn, the Columbia bridge
contractor, lias returned from a trip
to Winnipeg.
William Downle, tie  new C. P. R
superintendent,   is  expeteed to arrive
in the city today.
Melville H. Parry, district manager of the Confederation Life, was in
Rossland yesterday.
Rev. Dr. Wright, pastor of St.
Paul's Presbyterian church has returned from a trip to Uosslund.
Archibald F. Mills, representing
Phillips & Wrinch, importers and
manufacturers of jewelry, spent yes
terday in the city.
Japan teas���"Spider Leg, "Panflr-
ed," "Sun Cured,"���have a place in
our stock. The new "Ceylon Green"
is fine flavored and economical. Kootenay Coffee Co.
DOES IT PAY ;TO BUY CHEAP?
A cheap remedy for coughs and colds
is all right, but you want something
that will relieve and cure the more
severe and dangerous results of throat
and lung troubles What shall you
do? Go to a warmer and more regular climate? Yes, If possible: if not
possible for you, then in either case
take the only remedy that has been
introduced in all civilized countries
with success in severe throat and lung
troubles, "lloschee's German Syrup."
It not only heals and stimulates the
tissues to destroy, the germ disease,
but allays Inflammation, causes easy
expectoration, gives a good night's
reBt, and cures the patient. Try one
bottle. Recommended many years buy.
all druggists in the world. For sale
by W. V. Teetzel &. Co. Get Green's
Prize Almanac.
We have In stock choice teas from
India, Ceylon, China, and Japan. We
blend them to your taste. All prices
and qualities.   Kootenay Coffee Co,    I
China Hall
Telephone 261.
We   have just opened up a
large assortment of . .  .
HAVILAND CHINA,
WEDGEWOOD
JARDENIERES,
and other novelties.
First Door West of C.P.R. Offices.
BAKER  STREET,
New "Round" Cabbage
We send a packet of our
Steele-Briggs Early Spring Cabbage and out big illustrated seed
catalogue for 10c. The catalogue
is the largest Canadian seed
catalogue. It only contains
seeds suited to Canada. Steele-
Briggs seeds are all fresh and
grow well. The cabbage is extra early. The heads are round
and compact. They may be
planted closer together than ordinary cabbages. Send 10c for
the catalogue and the packet by
mail.
THE STKELEBRIGG8 SEED Co. Ltd.
Toronto, Canada's Greutcst Seed House-
its
Science and* art '!
are the forces which
combine to make
our Photographs
the admiration of
all impartial critics.
QUEEN STUDIO,
Baker Street.
For Canada Only
The seeds in the Steele-Briggs
catalogue are for Canada. They
grow in Canada. They are suited
to Canada. There are more
seeds listed in the Steele-Briggs
catalogue than in any other Canadian catalogue. We will send
for 16c. this big new catalogue
and a half packet of our Extra
Early Steele-Briggs Whitehead
Cauliflower, which, wherever
shown, took first prize. Both
by mail, ISc.
THE STEEt/E-BRIGOS SEED CO, Ltd.
Toronto, Canada's Greatest Seed House.
H- E- T- HAULTAIN, CE-
CONSULTING
MINING ENGINEER.
OFFICE: 8, 9 and 10. K.-W.-C. Block.
Early Celery Seed
For   10c   we  will jnall you   a. I
packet of the Early Steele-Brlggsil
Paris Golden  Yellow Celery and]
tbe large Steele-Briggs catalogue;:
of seeds.    This celery  is tender,
early,   not  stringy, und of  fine
nutty flavor.   It blanches easily.
The catalogue is full of novelties
and standard varieties all suited
to Canada.   It is the largest cat', |
alogue and celery seed for 10c.
THE STEELE-BRIGGS SEED CO, Ltd. 1
Toronto,Canada'* Greatest Seed House.
We have just received a number of. . .;
FOE.
Lapel    Buttons   in
gold and rolled plate
IF   BROWN   SAID SO
ITS RIGHT.
IS BBQTBIS
The Jewelers.
Successors to T. H. Brown.
Miners, Attention!!
������������������
BEWAR    OF IMITATIONS.
������������������
��
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1
i
DRINK
THE BE8T
BENNETT'S I
"CROWN   BRAND'
��        Gutta Percha  Watei-tight fuse has been
�� proved and not found wanting-
If        No miss-holes.   No running,
Anheuser-
St. Loll is
Lager
To be had wholesale at Nelson.
R.   P.   RiUiefc   A
CO-, Ltd.
A. B. GRAY, Baker st- N6180"
Kootenay Agent.
Porto Rico IauxlI
Go,, fimifod.
��ARP8   AT   NELSON, AND  ROSSLAND
. MILL AT JJOHTO RICO BIDING.
Rough and
Dressed Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
A-l White Pine lumber Always In
Stock.
We carry a complete stock of Coast Flooring
Coiling, Insldo Finish, Turned Work, Sash add
Doors. Special order work will receive prompt
attention* Mail orders solicited.
PortoEicQlaTimberCo.,
litutbd.
Head Office���t'endr-rr and Vernon St. Nelson
Kootenay Lake General Hos
pital "fioeiety.
NOTICE   OP   ANNUAL   MEETING.
In accordance with the By-laws ot
the Society, the Annual General Meeting will be held in the Board of Track
room on Tuesday .March 12th at 3
p. m.
All annual subscribers of the sum of
810 are member of tbe Society and ell
glble to take part In the election ol
directors for the ensuing term.
NOTICE OF CHAN-SE OF TITLE
Notice is hereby given that at the
A nrinul General Meeting of the Koote-
nay Lake General Hospital Soojlety.
a resolution will be moved asked the
Lieutenant-Governor - In .Council to
grant a change of title from "Tin
Kootenay Lake General Hospital 8o-
ciety"tto "Tho Nelson General llospi
talSooiety."
F. W. 8WANNELL,
  -Secretary.
An ad. in The Miner want  column
aiways biings results.
SB-BE!
"Ube IRosal Bank of {Eanaba"
Incorporated 1869.
#.1,1100,000.00 I capital raid-*-*,
��������'
Capital Authorized,
Hoard of Directors    Thomas E. Konny,  President;   ThoniM Ritchie, VIoe-Preaident
Wlloy Huilth.  11. (j. Haulil, Hun. David Maofceon.
Bead Office, Halifax ���
General Manager, Edson h. Pease, Montreal.
Superintendent ot Branohes. and Secretary, W. B. Torraaoe, Haltfar.
Branches I
ova   Scetla-Halifax   Branoh,   AntlgonUh,
Brldgewater, Uuysboro. Londonderry, lain-
enhurg. Maltlund (Hants Co.), l'lotou, Port
Hawkeebury, Sydney. ShuboBacrulle,Truro,
Weymouth.
New    Brunswick ��� Bathurst,     Dorchester,
Fredorlcton, Kingston (Kent Co.l, Mono-
ton, Newcastle, Suck vilio, St, John,Woodstock-
P. E. Islaud���Charlotte town, tjuiniuerslde.
LAWRENCE    HARDWARE   CO.
AGENTS
NEL&ON,  B C.
1 tA��WNNtm\M^9%i^ *Mir%ftrVlrW<t%W**r* ��v��\ v��%��^rw% v�� wwWWf
Do the Children
Need Shoes ?
.Come in and let us show you our Perfect Fit- 3
.Jtiug Children's Jshoe. There is nothing so
important as proper fitting footwear for the lit���
; tie.ones. It changes their entire nature. Comfort makes them happy and cheerful. Why not
make them happy?
The Bhoeisti LILLI t DnUOi
WATCH   SALE
From flow until the end of the month we will sell Watches
at the following prices:
7-lewel Empire Movement, N ickle Case      $625
!5-Jewel       " " ��       *���  .    *
17-Jewel       �� " Adjusted Nickle Case." 16 00
7-Jewel Waltham Movement, Nickle Case     67s
15-Jewel       ���** ���' �����        ���-  o.     8 'p
17-Jewel P. S. Bartlett Movement..:   10 00
17-Jewel Royal Vanguard Model Movement...!!.]!  20 00
2 (-Jewel Crescent Street Vanguard  Model  Movement..    2-  qq
.mjewel   Vanguard   Movement,    Finest   Waltham
Mov nent  3Q 00
PATENAUDE   BROS.
WATCHMAKERS.
m
���at
neura Streetal;
Avenue and HI
tatarle���Ottawa.
Hewf��a��*U��d-St, John's.
Caba, Weil l��dl��s���Uavaua.
""topuMto! WIST Y"k ��6 KxviM'* "����<>
BRANCHES IN BKITI8H COLOMBIA.
Forks, Naqalmo,   Nelson,   Boaalawi,   Vancouver,
Vancouver Unt End, Victoria
Correspondent! I
CaBada-Morohants Bank of Canada. Boslon-Natlonai Shawmut IBank. Cfclea����-��Hlinoi��
Trust and Savings Bank. San Fninclsro-Firet National Bank. Uad��. Km *iuS,k ^/
Scotland, rarli. Prywe-Oredll Lyonnata. aCr-ada-Bard,"ii jTrnTuda. CktaaiSi\ J?
paa-HOng_Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.   ������oka>e-01d Na|ion(^|��Jig;
Grand
amaiH making Business Transacted; Sterling BUU of Bxdiaare
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Account* received on the most favorable terms.   Intnreet allowed on special
       deposits and on Saving Bank accounts. '*^
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.0.
Nothing makes the home look more cheerful and bright
than to have your walls finished with '
MURALO
See our large stock of Paints, Stains and Varnishes.
LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.
PIERRE  BROS.
Lakes' and Gents' Merchant Tailors and Dyers.
Suit. Hade to Older, Gleaned, D,ed, Altered and Eepaired.
Josephine St., Opposite Clarke Hotel.
Mail Orders Solicited. ��� n .
P. O. Box 634
looTM mm mm kwmm co.
ELECTRIC SUPPLIES.
Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Houston Block.
NELSON. B- C
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