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 Daily Edition No.  1221
Provincial Library g31oo
Nelson,  British Columbia, Friday,  December 20,  1901
Eleventh  Year
independent produceis underselling
the Amalgamated Copper oompany,
TTnlTnlO T A CS-T I^le c'',u^,<-',' and Ueela have always 1
U IN J.UIN J ilL/A. stood out against any combination.!
When the Industrial depression occurred in Germany the demand for
copper fell off and   the   Amalgamated
Mr. Rolland Protests the Loy-1 copper was unable to maintain the Executive of the
price. An effort was made thriugh
the Rothebilds to seonre the control of
the European market but the continued hammering of the price put the
price down below what it can be purchased for there Stooks were short so
that the Amalgamated Copper having
au immense stock on hand was in an
advantageous position to be in the
war. It is stated that the United
Metal Selling company has un immense stock on hand but will not
uegin selling until that has reached
125,000,000 pounds.
ally of French Canadians.
Dates   Fixed   for   By-Elec
tlons��� Christmas
Toronto, Dec. 18.���An exciting incident took place tonight at a dinner
given by lhe Canadian Manufacturers.
Wllhurn Robins, of Walkcrville.Ont.,
delivered an address od imperialism.
He leforrei to the myth of French
Canadianlsm and objected to their
being called French. There were no
h'nglish Canadians and why French?
ill y were all Canadians and he appealed tn French Canadians tu drop
the word "French. '
Mr. Holland of Montreal, replied,
anil said the French flag shown was
always enlivened with the Union
Jack. The lasl gun fired for British
connection would bo by French Canadians.   He was loudly cheered.
Ottawa, Dee. 10.���Tbe official an-
noiincement was made today that bya-
ele'tton lor the Dominion house for
West Durham, West York. Addlngton,
Kingston and West Bastings, in
Ontario, St. James division, Montreal, Laval, lleaiuo and 'ILalet in
Quebec, and Queeus, P. E. I., wil1
take place on January 15th, the nomi
tuitions will take place on Jan. 8th.
Winnipeg, Dec. ID.���Thc C. P. R.
eastern Christmas excursion business
is booming this year and there are
busy scenes nt the C.I'.B. depot every
evening at the time of the departure
of the C. P. R. east bound express.
Upwards of 500 Manitobans left for
eastern points by last night's train,
which was in two sections and there
was another largo exodus to the olfl
linincs by today's trains.
Winnipeg, Deo. IB,���In the case of
Rev. Canon Davidson.of Frelichsbnrg,
vim sued the Selkirk Light Co. for
125,000 damages for the death of his
son, owing to defective electrical machinery, the jury returned a verdict
this evening awarding the plaintiff
$1500 damages.
Winnipeg, Dee. 1!) ��� Hy a prema
tore exnlosion of dynamite in a shaft
of the Hold Moose Mine at Dryden,
Peter Patteison was badly injured.
He may recover. ne went in thinking three charges had gone off but by
mistake only two had exploded.
People of HuenoB Ayres Will Enter
Chilean War Enthusiastically.
Buenos Ayres, Dec. 10.���There is no
change in the international situation.
The Tribuna says that in order to
effect the [establishment of tranquility between Argentina and Chile,
the latter must denounce her belligerent attitude,
A patriotic league has been inaugurated here. A meeting of the league
was held today when the president,
Anistao Zaballos, matte a brilliant
speech on tlie present state of the international ditBonlty. A cablegram
has been received bete from the consul of the Argentine republio at Gibraltar to tbe effect that the Argentine
school ship Presideute Suramin to had
ai rived there.
The consul says he   handed the oap-
in of the Presidonte Saramito a telegram from the Argentine minister of
marine ordering the captain tc embark tomorrow on board the Italian
cruiser Sirio for Iluenos Ayres. The
othei officers of the school snip, all
apprentices on board and 150 of her
crew are ordered to take the Presidents Saramlntc to La Speoia, Italy
and there to overhaul her as she is
soon to be sent upon au important
The Tempo although pretending
that the fleet of Argentina is superior
to that of Chile insists upon the purchase of the other ouisera by Argentina.
Defendants Now Challenge Investigation of Their Carters.
Loudon, D;c.l0.���The trial of Theodore Jackson and Ann Odelia dis de
Bar was resumed this morning at the
old Bailey. The day was occupied
with a reiteration of former testimony
in the case and an exoited cross examination of the girl witness by Mrs.
Jackson, who was frequently oalled
to order by the judge. The defendants
contended that there was a conspiracy
against them and expressed the hope
that their past careers would be fully
New Irish
League Met Yesterday.
President   Flnerty  Outlines
Objects and Plan of
R'isdand, Dee. 10. ���Nick Hurley,
tlie Seattle middleweight who meets
Charge lioff here tomorrow night,
reached Rossland today in splendid
eonditiion and confident of success.
It will be the first time the men have.
met since 1804 when Hurley gave
Qotf his first lessons In the flstio art
��i Spokane,
Indianapolis, Deo. 19 ���Miss Josephine llolman, fiance of Signor Marconi, admitted today that sho wns
about to join Marooni in ' New York
although she refuses to state the time
of Iter departure. She declined to
say whether she would be married to
signor Marconi in the east or not.
Wat   on   Between   thc Oieat   Copper
'"'crests of New York and London.
New   York, Doc.   10.-Copper   took
""oilier   drop   yesterday   and    prices
"ere   1   r,-s   to 2c lower than on   the
Previous   day,   bringing lake   copper
cents   below what lt was at the
"tiignning of the year, being quoted
"I *ll, witn $13.87 1.3 for electrolytic
���ml 813 for casting. In London spot
cloned at ��50.
_ Lend in London fell 3s. 6d. to ��10
,s- Od. ar.d here it was nominally un-
changed at $4. IS.
Silver is quoted at 55 1-3 C.
The   trouble   In   the copper market
""us tu have been   brought about  by J today
An Adept at Spending Money Regardless of Its Source.
London, Dee. 10.-Arthur Stopinard
Francis, who until reoently had a
number of wealthy and aristocratic
friends, was arrested this morning on
a warrant charging him with misappropriating ��5,000 of trust funds belonging the Countess of Orkney. Just
prior to his arrest, Francis had appeared in the bankruptcy court where
his examination disclosed an indebtedness of ��78,000, with assets estimated at ��10,000.
Washington, Dec. 11) -Lord Puunoi-
fote, tho British amabssudor, is daily
expecting notice from his government
of its auproval and ratification of the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty. As soon a�� he
has this, be will arrange with Secretary Hay, the date upon which the
final exchange ot ratifications of the
treaty shall take place).
St Thomas, West Indes, Dec. 19.���
Sailors from the Danish cruiser
Valkvnen paraded the streets of Charlotte' Amelia this morning accompanied by music and banners. The
populace welcomed them with enthusiasm shouting their desires that the
island be not sold.
Hamilton.   Bermuda, Dej. 19.-
United States army transport   McUel
Ian   from   Manila
short   of   coal
New York, Dec.19.���Thc provisional
executive committee of tlie United
Trish League of America, formed by
the Irish anvoys, Redmond, McHugh
and O'Donnell before leaving for Ireland held its first meeting this afternoon at tbe Hoffman house. John
Finertv, of Chicago, president of the
newly organized league presided and
most of the 31 original members of the
executive committee were in attendance.
D'Arcy Scott, of Ottawa, Ont., was
added to thc executive committee. A
constitution and bylaws based on tbe
lines of the old Land League organization were adopted and arrangements
made to organize the country in support of the Irish leaders and the
United Irish league in Ireland. The
executive committee was engaged
until a late hour in drafting an address to the people of this country on
which they base their claim to active
support of the Irish cause at. the present time.
The address endorEcs what Mr,
Redmond and his associates said as to
the important part England is playing
in keeping Ireland down and says,
''the great task, then of this generation, is to strive and root the Irish in
their soil, the work so gloriously
begun by Parnell and now so ably
prosecuted by Redmond, Davitt,
O'Brien, Dillon and their associates.
The young people of Ireland must be
given a living in the land that gave
them birth, in order that they may
cleave unto the soil, they must be
made like the Frenohman, the Hoi
lander, and the Boer, farmer proprietors. This, allied ti the underlying autre of Irish national indc
pendencc, is the notable mission of
the United Irish league of Ireland. It
is our duty as Irishmen to sustain
Ireland in her chosen policy which
io no way conflicts with out national
sentiment either as fiiends of Ireland
or as American citizens.
The address then calls upon Irish
Americans to torno, as soon as may be
impossble, branches of the United
Irish league of America to cooperate
with their Irish brethren in cause of
national liberty and agrarian   reform.
Toronto, Dec.19.���An Evening Telegram cuble says: Particle A. McHugh
the Nationalist M. P., is back in Ireland from a trip to Oanada and the
United States. He declared, speaking
at Cork, that he never heard more
enthusiastic cheering than that given
in behalf of gallant Boeis against
whom quarter of a million British
soldiers were fighting. He attempted
to oonvey tho impression that Canadians sympathized with thc Boers.
Blackest Treachery Characterise Filipinos Who
Accepting Civic Office They
Pursue a Career of
which put in here
.ailed   for New   York
St.John's, Nfld., Pec. 19.���Marconi's
local lawyer has informed counsel for
the Anlgo-Aiuerican fable Oo. that he
will temporarily cease his tests (in
receiving Bignals by wireless telegraphy from England) and without
admitting the rights of the Anglo-
American Co., will notify that company piior to resuming his tests. The
situatioo otherwise is unchanged.
New York, Dec. 19 ���Col. Robert M,
Thompson, president of the Oxford
Copper company received a cablegram
today denying that Hugh Kekewich
committed suicide. The cablegram
said that Mr. Kekewich died naturally after suffering long from insomnia and that he had not been
speculating iu copper and that bis
estate was not impaired.
Washington, Dec. 19.���"History
affords no parallel of a whole p��<:ple
thus practically turning war traitors
and in the genius of no other people
was ever found snch masterful powers
ot secrecy and dissimulation, but it Is
needless to say that no powerful state
was ever erected or ever oan be
erected ou such immoral and unenlightened foundations. '
This statement is   made by   General
Chaffee,   military    governor    of   the
Philippines   in   view   of a number of
oouit    martial   in   the   islands,   the
records of wnicb  have  been   received
at   the   war   department,     Tbe  case
which   brqnght   forth   this   comment
was  one   wherein seven natives wero
tried jointly  ou a   charge of murder.
The accused had  been solidcrs  in tbe
insurgent   army   and after defeat   by
the American army in the field, abandoned   even   the show   of   open opposition and took up their residences   at
Taytay, a place proteoted by an American   garrison.     Then, following the
proclaimed   policy   of   the   insurgent
chief,     they    proceeded   to  organize
secretly a bolo band.    When authorization hud been given to establish civil
government   the band   came   forward
under   tbe   leadership  of   a   resident
padre   and   were   elected    municipal
officers   of  Taytay.     Then ensued   a
remarkable attempt   to serve two masters.     In   ail   lawful   matters    tbey
served with due appearance of loyalty
to the American government while   at
tbe same   time  they   labored   secretly
and diligently in   the interests of the
insurgents. This dual form of government,   says General   Chaffee,   existed
everywhere     in   strongly   garrisoned
cities   like   Manila   as   well   as   tbe
smallest eity.     Tbe municipal officers
of Taytay next entered   upon   a series
of murders and continued tbeir deadly
work   until   the   growing   number of
mysterious disappearances led   to  the
discovery   of   the   perpetators by   the
Americau   authorities.     One undeniable     truth,   says    General   Chaffee,
stands out in this cas; as in hundreds
of like cases of murder, that the avei-
age native   of these   islands   has   not
more   than   the   merest   rudimentary
conception   of   his   individual   rights
aod   duties  as   a   man,   and   no one
knows this so well as the chiefs   who
use bim for their nefarious   purposes.
Six   of   the seven  natives were sentenced to be  hanged but Gen. Chaffee
commuted   the   sentenced   of three of
them   to   imprisonment at hard labor
for   life.      Tbe   seventh native, Leor-
nardo De Posoy,   a regularly ordained
piie t, asked for and   was   granted   a
separate trial.      At his trial De Posoy
who was held to be  thc chief agent in
the Taytay murders,   tuok  advantage
of the loophole, which appeared   to be
afforded   by  his position as priest, by
contending   that   while the participators     in   thu   wholesale   murders   In
Taytay   would   confess   thn   same  at
confessional be   was compelled by his
sacred oflice to keep silence.
Uenc-al Chaffee pronounced this
defence of no value Baying that "tho
confessional does net lay upon any
man, priest or layman, the obligation
of suppressing knowledge of crimes
being committed by third parties."
Den. Chaffee confirmed the sentence of
death imposed by the court martial
which tried de Posoy but commuted
the sentence to 30 years' imprisonment at hard labor, out of his respect
for his calling and on account of the
great relligous organization of which
be is a most unwoithy member.
flames blazing upward through the
bell, 'ihe men were on the furnace
platform 85 feet above the ground, j
There were 19 men over the furnace I
when the explosions occurred, and 15
of them were caught in the flames.
Two of them escaped vvith slight injuries. The other four were the regular men employed as top fillers and
escaped without injury.
The explosion was caused by the
gas becoming incased in a crust of
cinders forming at the bottom of the
furnace. A wheelbarrow containing
ore had been sent up to the men and
when they went to dump it into the
bell of the furnace tbey pushed it over
too far and it rolled into the hopper.
The barrow weighed 900 pounds and
was too heavy for the four men to
raise. The 15 laborers were then sent
up to assist them. Had it not been
tor the barrow accident, no one
would have been hurt as the regular
men know how to protect themselves
at such times, as similar explosions
are of frequent occurrence. When the
explosion occurred burning heaps of
cinders settled around the men almost
knee deep. Their shrieks wero terrible in the frantic efforts to save
Two curling matches in the president vs.vice-president contest came off
last night when a win was chronicled
for each. The following are the rinks
and results, those on the left representing the piesident:
O'Shea Gobey
Stanley Dewar
Wilson Thompson
Wallace, skip, 17.   Carrie, skip, 5.
McLeod Jarvis
Dover Wright
Taylor Kirlcpatrick
Turner, skip, 5. Richardson,skip,21.
There was also a scratch hockey
match between the C.P.R. and the
Rockey Mountain Rifles in which the
latter won. There will be no skating
this afternoon.
Company Is Anxious to Keep
the   Cars   In   Motion.
It  Can  Do  So If the City
Will Take Its Surplus
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 19.-The
Atlantis Rubber Shoe Co., with a capital stock of 810.000,000 was incorporated here today. The eomrany is
authorized lo manufacture and procure tor market rubber and all Its
Mayor Fletoher is in receipt of com-
mnnications from a Scotch syndicate
anent the lead renflery. Thc snydicate
wishes to know what concessions the
city would make to it if it came here
and erected a refinery and promised to
send an expert to look over thc
St. Johns, Nfld., Dec. 19.���Governor
Boyle of Newfoundland gave a large
luncheon in honor of Mr. Maroon i
today. Among the guests present
were Premier Bond, the Cabinet ministers, the heads of departments.
Marine Lloyds Underwriters officials
and representatives of the preBS. The
affair was practically a state fnnotion.
Chief Justice Strong One of Those to
Settle a Salvador Dispute
Washington, Dec. 19.���Secretary
nay and Senoi Zaldivar, the Salva-
dorian minister hare, today signed
the protocols providing for the submission to arbitration of thc claim of
the Salavdor Commercial Co. for damages sustained through the alleged
appropriation by the government cf
Salvador of their concession rights.
The claim amounts to about (500,001).
The arbitrators named are Henry
Strong, chief justice of the Dominion
of Canada; Hon. Don M. Dickinson,
of Detroit, Mich , nnd David Castro,
chief justice of Salvador. Theabri-
tiators will meet in Washington
April 1.
St. Louis, Dec. 19.���One hundred
and forty railway mon representing
the 35 branches of the Railway Men
Christian association in tbe southwest
arc in attendance at the special conference for the discussion of departmental work now Deing held here,
Miss Helen Miller (ionld, at whoso
suggestion the conference was called.
Is unable to be preRcnt. Letters irom
her and from George'J. Oould, president of the Missouri-Pacific expressing
sympathy with the movement have
been received.
A Miner reporter called upon Mr.
0. S. Drutnmond, who is a director
of The British Electric Traction Co. of
London, England, and also of the
Nelson   Electric Tramway Co.
In reply to questions, Mr. Drum-
mond stated that be observed in Nelson many improvements of a substantial character, and the town had a
more prosperous appearance than he
had been led to expect from the letters
and reports he had received before
arriving here. He was glad to hear
that there was a good prospect of
peace and goodwill between the
miners and mine owners and he hoped
this would bu of a permanent and
extended nature.
Mr. Drutnmond was asked thc question of the hour. "What has been
decided upon relative to the tramway?" and gave the reporter to
understand that he was anxious to
lend what aid he could to their other
directors in their desire to keep the
line open.
The position was that the Tramway
company had a large excess of power
for which thoy would be glad to receive from the city an offer. All tbe
current that the city woulc1 require ln
excess of their present power for the
next five years could be had from tbe
Tramway company and the cost of
this to tlie city wonld be a trifle com
pared to tbe contemplated oapital
expendituie of 8150 000 and the yearly
charge on the taxes of $30,000 to $40,-
OOt) us contepmlated by tbe bylaw.
The Tramway oompany estimate that
about five thousand spent in plant
(which is a saleable asset) and a sum
of less than five thousand perannum for
current would place tne city In a
position to at once supply some
thousands of lights, which even if the
bylaw be passed and acted upon these
lights could not be in operation for
perhaps a two years from now. The
city would therefore save about one
hundred and forty-five tbousad dollars
of capital expenditure and very little
lesN than thirty thousand dollars a
year and on the other hand the Tramway company would be benefited to
the extent of the current purchased
from them.
Mr. Drummond presumes that every
pertun in Nelson is aware that the
Tramway company are compelled to
take and pay for from the West
Koceuay Power and Light Co. current
which is laigely in excess of their
requirements. He also pointed cut
that the Tramwuy compay, have honestly fullli lU'il all that they piomiaed
to do and now have a line in this city
which is equal, if not superior, to
anything elsewhere and in view of the
fact they luve spent over one hundred
and seventy thousand dollars in Nelson, they think they are untitled to
consideration, especially in view of
tlie fact that It costs the city no more
for current and tbat they will save a
huge capital expenditure.
Four Injured���Result of an Explosion
of Gas,
Pittsburg, Dec. 19.���Ten men were
burned to death and four injured by
an explosion of gas at the Soho Km -
i,. ,.ii of Jones and Laughtoii. Ltd.,
Second avenue uear Brady street
today, The explosion was caused by
a slip   in   the   furnace, the gaa and
Paris, Deo. 19,���Harry Dewimlt and
his companions, who will attempt to
reacn New York by travelling overland, started this morning on thoir
way to the Bebring straits.
Charleston, W. Va., Dec, 19.���The
steamer Kauawnha Bell, which runs
between Charleston and Montgomery,
went over look No. 3 nt Pant creek
tonight, broke in two and is a total
wreck. Eight of the crew, all deck
hauls were drowned.
An inforinal meeting of Ihu city
council was held last evening with
Mayor Fletcher in the chair. Messrs.
Hi uniiiiniiil. Duncan and Peters of the
Nelson Tramway company were present, and presented on behalf nf tbe
company in an inforinal way the
proposition to sell the ulty the surplus
power which the company was receiving from the West Kootenay Power
und Flight oompany. The matter was
debated at length from its legal and
other standpoints and received favorably by the members of the council,
although no definite action was taken.
The matter will be further thrashed
out at the council meeting to Ik* held
on Monday evening next.
������������_ !
Waterfoid, Ont., Dec. 19. -Nova
Jackson, IH years old. pleaded guilty
to robibng tbe mall, intrusted to hi*
chsrgu as mail driver between Hartford and Wnti rford. He wsa sentenced
to ten years ln Kingston. Nklson  Daily Miner,  Friday,  December 20, 1901
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Today the ratepayers of Nelson will
decide the fate of the fonr bylaws,
which have beeu before them since
December Oth, and which call for the
raising of $170,000 by way of debentures to he used for the pin poses of
providing an electric light plant, an
isolation hospital, a high school and
a fire alarm system. The full text of
these measures have appeared in The
Miner for the past ten' days so that
the public is well informed as to
what they are and the purposes for
which the money is to be expended.
The principal bylaw, which, if it
is adopted, will call for the expenditure of $150,000 for the erection of an
electrical plant at Ilonnington Falls.
That the city should vtltiamtely own
its own plant at Ilonnington Falls
for the furnishing of light and power
to the people of Nelson is heartily
agreed to by The Miner. Nelson
already owns an electric light plant
which is conceded to be inaequate for
current requirements, but which can
be reinforced ,until the time come��
when the oity can' erect thc larger
plaDt at Bonnington Falls." It is contended in some quarters that this cannot he done,but,not��ithstanding thia,
it is entirely feasilbe and tbe extension of the present plant to a sufficient
capacity to supply thc additional
lights could made without a very
large outlay.
So far, however, as putting in a
plant, at a cost of $l.ri0,000 or perhaps
$200,000, or muyliaps 8250,000, at present ib cuncsrned it would be a most
impolitic and unwise move as the
mining and business situation do not
justify lhe city in going so deeply
into debt.
There is no surer way to depreciate
the value of realty in a young city
than to pile up a large civic indebtedness. The theory of those who are
ever ready to pluge municipalities
into debt is that pestcri'y will pay
the bills, and their sentiment, ia what
do we oa re for posterity? A municipal Indebtedness is an interest-
bearing mortgaga on every piece of
real estate within tho corporate limits
of a town contracting obligations.
The truth is that posterity does no
have to pay nearly as much as the
ratepayers who contract the debt���
as they pay in the direct form of an
immediate contraction of tho value of
their realty holdings and in the Immediate increase of taxes. Brandon
Sault Ste. Marie and several other
yonng Canadian cities are examples of what municipal recklessness, extravagance and the carrying
out the idea that posterity will pay-
will do for a town. No ratepayer
who has his own interest or the interest of the city, its present or future
prosperity, at heart should vote for
the bylaw providing for the raising of
SlfiO.uOO for an electric light plant.
The taxes on realty are already sufficiently onerous und an increase
would be in tbe nature of a hardship
tt the present juncture. Just as soon
as the debt for Ihe electric light plant
is contracted the work of paying tho
interest and the principal commences.
This fact alone deinonstiutes that
somebody else besides posterity Is
compelled to melt such obligations.
The idea is that it is not good policy
under the present clouded condition of
affairs to contract so large an obligation and no ratepayer who can look
ahead the least bit will cast a ballot
in favor of the electric light bylaw.
It has been stated Ihal the intention was to bonus the proposed lead
refinery, provided It is located in Nelson, by means of cheap electrical
power, either in the form of power
for ooBt or for nothing, for a certain
period. This is uot true as the inten-
ion of the city authorities was to
givo a direct bonus of $50,000 in cash
to the lead refinery. If tho electric
light bylaw is adopted the city will
be so elose to tbe limit   of its borrow-
Save Your Snowsboe Tags
The most popular brand nf Ohcwing
Tobacco in Canada today is ''Pay
Roll." Every Plug nf "Pay Rolr
bears a "Snowsboe" Tag. Consumers
sbnnld save those tags, os valuable pres-
Bontaiirc given for (hero. When ynu
Tags are good uo to lati'y 1st, 1908,
Write for our new illustrated premium
oatalogne. The Empire Tobaoco Co..
Ltd.,   Wionlpeg  Branch,   Winnipeg,
ing capacity in case those  who'have j
the refinery project in hand applied to i
the city for the bonus promised where
could   the money be raised?   In   such,
an event the refinery  would   probably
be ereotcd in some other   city   in   the ,
Kootenays and   in one   that is not  ao i
hampered   by debt that it could with-!
out   any   trouble   give   the   subsidy.
Other   towns     are     in   tbe   tunning
for   the    refinery,     which      is    certain    sooner    or later   to   be   erected
and   Nelson must not   allow the prize
to get anav from her by maing a mis-
play   such   as not   being in a position
to put up the bonus when the time for
It. comes.    It is.therefore.palpable that
to   adopt   the bylaw   would seriously
injure Nelson's chances of getting the
lead refinery.
The question of taking power from
the West Kootenay l'ower and Light
company is not an issue of the polling
whieh takes place today, as that question was deoided hy a vote of the
ratepayers several weeks since, even
though in certain quarters an effort is
being made to befog the public and to
make the ratepayers believe that it is
the main matter on which the balloting will be taken. There are ways
and means by which this can be
avoided and one is to supplement the
city plant with steam power, a second
is to take pait of the Tramway company's power and another] is to take
gas from tbe gas oompany until such
time as conditions improve, when the
city can expend the large sum needed
to instal a plant at Bonnington
Falls. The 'dominant question at
issue is whether the city can judie.
ously afford to borrow $150,000 for the
purpose of putting in the lighting
plant and 'the attempt to mislead the
public by holding out false issues may
be compared to those of wreckers who
put out lights to lure vessels against
a storm beaten shore in order that
they ma; be wrecked and subsequently plundered.
Another pertinent question*is,"will
it help those who bave>acant houses,
or mortgaged residences or stores, to
place a mortgage of $150,000 and
perhaps $200,000 on their property?
Of course it will not, aa it will
make their condition considerably
worse than they are as the taxes on
their holdings will be neaily doubled
and their chances ot realizing profit
or rentals, or of paying of their obligations, or of disposing of their holding at a fair price, will be greatly
The high school bylaw ihould be
adopted as the higher the educational
advantages of Nelson the more desire-
ahle it will be as a residence place,
and the more valuable will be its
realty, and, therefore, the high school
bylaw should be adopted without a
disenting voice.
The fire alarm system is au actual
necessity. It will cut down the fire
risk and assist in reducing the cost of
insurance. The fire-alarm bylaw
should meet with unanimous support.
As far as the isolation hospital is
concerned it has been learned that the
city intends to have it so large that it
can be used not only for smallpox
patients, but also for those afflicted
with diptheria, scarlet fever and other
contagious diseases. When a member
of a family of a poor man is afllioted
with one of these contagious diseases
it Is often found necessary to quarantine the entire family. In such an
event it causes a large Dill of expense
which it is difficult for the head of the
household is pay out of his small
wages. If there was an isolation
hospital an afflicted person oould be
taken to the isolation hospital and the
house on which the disease was contracted fumigated. In the meanwhile
the afflicted ono conld be scientifically treated where there would be no
danger of the spreading of the dis
ease. In this view of the oase the
isolation hospital would be of great
convenience as it would greatly assist
the authorities iu stamping out the
epidemics. Although $10,000 is ap
parently a large sum for a building for
tbis purpose still if the ratepayers
feel that it is necessary thoy should
vote for it.
From tho foregoing it will be seen
that it is essential that the electric
light bylaw be defeated as the city
cannot possibly afford to contract so
large, an obligation at the present
time. Thc question to be voted on
does not imply that a contract Is to be
mado with the West Kootenay Power
and Light company at 'his time and
this question Is not an issue. In conclusion, we believe that the electric
light bylaw should be defeated and
think that the ratepayers in their
wisdom will do this by a large
UsedlAII Over the World
More Sold Than AHOtber Brands Combined
The proposal of the Nelson Tramway company to have the city take its
surplus power, wbich it is paying
fur and not using,la a good one and in
this way the city would be killing
two birds with one Btone. It would
avoid a contract with the West Koote-
nainy Power and Light Co. and would
assist in keeping the tramway running. Tho power could be obtained
from the Tramway company for a
rcsonable price; it la true tbat tbe
tramway company would   Jos*   money
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Insist  lipoi)  HaViniJ
West Transfer Co.
Goal�� Wood
Best  Fir and Tamarac M
ways on hand.
All Kinds of Teaming and
Commission Work-
OHW on   Rs>��r Sr.reat Tol
Notice is hereby given thnt I i���t,���i
to apply at tbe ueit sit 1 , so \,
Board of License Coaaifflr. t
the Cily nf Nelson for the _%5j*
tbe retail liquor ,'icense non held bv
me for the premises known as the Im
perial Hotel formerly known as the
Silver King Hotel, situate on |��� -
and 8 ln block 10, Bub-diviaion of l'���t
!)!>, Oroup 1, Weat Kootenay Dlsttict
Baker street in tbe said City of Nell
son to Joseph Harwood.
Witness:    P. IlcColl.
You should'nt send out of town for
cards for yourself or your husband
until you see what The Miner can do
for you.
Gbe 1Rov?al Bank of Canaoa"
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authortied,
Asthmalene Brings Instant Relief and Permanent Cure in all Cases.
There is nothing like Asthmalene. I
bring9 instant relief, even in the .worst,
cases.   It cures when all else fails.
The Rev. O. P. WELLS, of Villa Ridge,
111. .says: "Your trial bottle of Asthmalene received in good condition. I cannot
tell you how thankful I feel for the good
derived from it. I was a slave, ohained
with putrid sore throat and asthma for ten
years. I despaired of ever being cured. 1
saw your advertisement for the cure of
this dreadful and tormenting disease, Asthma, and thought you had overapoken
yourselves, bnt resolved to give it a trial.
To my astonishment the trial acted like a
charm.    Snnd iuc a full size bottle.
���ev. Dr. Harris Wcmsler,
Rabbi of thn Oong. Bnai Israel,
New York, Jan, 3,1001
Dn Taft Bros. Medicine Co.,
Gentlemen: Your Asthmalene is nn
excellent remedy for Asthma aud Hay
Fever, and its composition alleviates all
troubles whioh combine with Asthma.
Its success is rstonishing and wonderful,
ne can state  that Asthmalene contains
After having it carefully analyzed,  we
no opium, morphine, ohloroform or ether.    Very truly yours,
Avon Springs, N. Y, Feb. 1, 1901.
Dbs. Takt linos. Medicine Co.
Gentlemen : I write this testimonial from a sense of duty, having tested tbe
wonderful effect of your Asthmalene, for the cure of Asthma. My wife has
been nfflcted with spasmodic asthma for the past 12 years. Having exhausted
my own skill as well as many others, 1 chanced to see your sign upon your
windows on 130 th street, New York, I at onoe obtained a bottle of Astbmal*en��.
My wife commenced takiog it Bbout the first of November. 1 very soon noticed
a radical improvement. After using one bottle her Asthma has disappears!
and she is entirely free from all symptoms. I feel that I can consistently recommend the medicine to all who are afflicted witb this distressing disease.
Yours respectfully, O. D. PHELPS, M. D.
Db. Taft Bnos. Medicine Co, Feb. 5,1901.
Gentlemen : I was troubled with Asthma for 22 years. I have tried numerous remedies, bnt they have all failed. I ran aoross your advertisement and
started with a trial b ittlo. I found relief at once. I have Bince purchased your
full-sized bottle, and I nm ever grateful. 1 have a family of four ohildren, and
for six years was unable to work. I am now in the best of health and am doing
business every day.   Tbis testimony you can make such use of as yon see fit.
Home address, 235 Rivington street, S. RAPHAEL,
67 East 129th St,,New York Oity.
Donotdeloy.   Write at once, addressing  DR.  TAFT BROS, MEDICINE
OO., 70 EaBt 180th St., N. Y. City.
Sold by All Druggists.
W3,0M,��M.00 I  Capital raid-up,
Belt,       ���       ���    ���
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ltonr.1 or Director*     Thomas E. Kenny,  President;   Thomas Ritchie, VU-i- I'nwidmib
Wiloy Smith. II. G. Bauld, Bon. David MaoKeen.
Head once, Halifax!
General Manager, Edson L. Puaso, Montreal.
Superintendent of Branches, and Socrotary, W. B. Torranoo, Halifax.
Branches I
Nova   Scotia-Halifax   Branoh,   AntJ|rt>nl��r
Brldgewater, Guysboro. Londonderry, Lu
cnburg. Maltland (Hants Co.), Pictou, Port
Hawkosbury, Sydnoy. Shubonacadle.Truro,
New    Brunswick ��� Bathurst,     Dorohostor,
Frederictou, Kingston (Kent Co.), Mono-
ton, Newcastle, Sackville, St, John,Woodstock-
P. B. Island���Charlottetown, Hummoi-Hlclo.
Quebec���Montreal,   (City
West End (Cor. Notro
Ofllco),   Montrea
_     ���      ���i    Dame and ScIb-
nours Streets);  Woslmount |Cor. Greone
Avonue and St. Catharines StriKb.
Newfoundland���St. John's,
Cuba. Weil Indies���Havana.
United States-New York (l(i KxchanRo Plam
Republic, Wash.
Furls, Nanaimo,   Nelson,   Rossland,   Vancouver,
Vancouver East End, Victoria,
Correspondents i
Canada���Merchant* Bank ot Canada.   Roaton���National Shawmut Bank.  Chicago-Illinois
Trust and Savings Bank.  Ban rranclteo���First National Bank.   London,  Hns.   Rink ot
Scotland.   Paris. Prance���Credit Lyonuals.   Bermuda��� Bank of Bormnda.   China uml J...
pan���Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.   Hpokane���Old National Bank.
Qeneial Banking Buslneai Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bough
and Sold, Letter* of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
Come and see our
h.rge stock of
Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums- Pictures,
and everything (o innke n home com-
jortnble. Our prices are right. Christmas goods arriving daily.
& CO.
��� MTarland&BroGkmani
We have just opened a line of
if  China Hall
Very unique in design.
Baker Street |
upon what power tiny sold to the
city, but it would lessen its losses.
The Tramway compuuy last year
carried milium) passengers and no tar
this year it haa carried I in, not) and by
the end of tho year will have carried
150,000. Its business is increasing
aid in the course of time it v 111 be
on a paying basis. My taking the snr
plus power from it the city will help
tide it over a trying time nnd at the
aame time will be benefiting its If.
The city should avail itself of the
opportunity as it ia in the nature of a
compromise and should satisfy even
the most exacting. The directors
desire to keep the Trawmay in operation and in this nay it oould be done.
At Salt Lake City a Miners' home is
to built by Mrs Mary Judge, n philanthropic lady of that city. It will
coat between $40,000 and $.10,000 and
is to be a home for aged, infirm and
disabled miners. This is a worthy use
to put money to and one which should
be imitated. The miners have done a
great deal in the way of adding to the
wealth ot the world and those who
have made vast fortunes through tbeir
efforts anuld not do better than to set j
aside a portion of their wealth for the
establishment of homes where the
knights of tbe plok and shovel could
live eomfortably when they ar* no
longer able to work.
We are NOT BUSTED and moreover in our 20 years of business career we have always managed to pay 100 cents on   the  dollar.
Some people may not be busted but they came very near it a short
time ago.
Our Sale has been a decided success, so much so that it has evidently
hit some of our competitors hard who are advertising discount sales
ranging from 10 to 50 per cent., which means that on good staple
goods you only get a 10 per cent, rebate.
Now we bought the stock we are at present selling, at a low rate on
the dollar, and we are letting everything go at and under wholesale
cost, which means a discount of 50 per cent, and over on all goods.
The clothing we bought in this stock is high-class, manufactured by
some of the largest firms in  the  Dominion.    Our  stock consists  of
Clothing, Gent's Furnishings, Hats, Boots, Shoes,
and Dry Goods.
A.   FERLAND  &   CO.
.-..���. :-,-, v - - "��� NELSON  DAILY   MINER. DECEMBER 20,  1901
We have just opened up a fine assortment. Secure a pair and lie
ready for tonight.
Manufacturers of BEST STEEL WISE ROPE.
Tramway, Hoisting:, Mining- Wire Rope.
Lang's Lay for Tramways and Underground llaulaer
Local Stock carried, estimates furnished.
H. E- CROASDAILE Agent Nelson-
The Canadian Bank of Commerce!
With Which Is Amalgamated
f The Bank of British Columbia.
Paid-up  Capital,   |8,000,000;   Reserve   Fund,   82,000,000;
Aggregate  Resources Over 805,000,000.
HON, GEO. A. OOX, President.      B. K. WALKER, General Manager,
London Office: 60 Lombard Street, B. C.
New York Oflice; 16 Bxchange Place.
And 68 branched In Canada and 1 in- Jnited States.', Including:
Atmn GwcENWonn Nklson Sandon
ckaniikook        Kamloops Nkw Westminster   Vancouver
Kehnie Nanaimo Kossland Victoria
YUKON IIISTRICT���Dawson and White House.
IINITKI) STATUS���New Yokk, San FHANCihCO, Seattle, Portland, Bkaoway,
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits Received and Interest Allowed.  Present Rate :l Per Cent
Nelson Branch.
GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
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9tw*MZ^  ��� ��� V f f "TT *_2l-+&
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders bj mall to ���*���� branch will bave earelnl and oromot attention.
Spokane Falls A
1 Northern R'v.
Nelson A Fort
Sheppard R'v
Red Mountain R'v.
For the comfort of the number of
people who are now using this
popular line, a direct daily Buffet
Car service has been inaugurated,
thereby giving passengers every
comfort obtainable on any- of the
larger railways in Canada or the
Close connections made at Spokane for the south, east and  west.
Only io hours to Seattle and 18
to Vancouver and Victoria.
Passengers booked direct through
to all European, points.
Leave DAY TRAIN Arrive
8:30 a. m Spokane 7:15 p.id
12:!J5p.m Rossland 4:30 p.m
l��:3(l a.m....Mountain 5'Ml P- m
li :10 a. m Nelaon 0 Ao p.m
H. A. JAOKSON, ti. P. & T.A,
Spokane  Was*
Agent, Nelson. P.C
OAfiS.- MiiALS a la 0AETE.
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company, Ltd.
HliorloHt and quloKOHt routo to lho oiwt and all
points on _o O. H. S N. nnd Northorn l'��
clllo Hallway,! In Washing", OroKon ana
^mi lioi-n States.
Time Card Effective August 1. 1901
Kaslo & Slocan Ry-
Close connection East and Westbound at Spokane with trains of the
Spokiino Fulls and Northern Railway,
Direct connection at St. Paul without ohange of depot with all trains for
Chicago, Toronto. Montreal, New York
and ail points West and South.
Leaves Spokane daily for East at 9:15 a.m
Leaves Spokane daily lor West at 7:15 a-m
LeaveB Spokane daily tor West at 800 p.m-
West-bound trains make direct connection for Victoria and Vancouver,
Portland, San Francisco, and all points
on the Sound, ,,,_,.
During the season of navigation East
hound trains connect at Duluth with
thoinagnillcentBteftiuships North West
and North-Land of theNonthero Steam-
Bhlp Company Line, operated in connection with the Great Northern Rail-
For further information, aps, folders, etc., apply to any agent of Spokane
Falls* Northern Ry., Kaslo Sc SlocttD
Ky, Kooteiai Railway Sc Navigation
Co , or to
City Pass, and Tkt   Agt, W 7ol  VV,
Hiversido Ave,, Spokiino, Wash,
(i. K. TA.OJ.AHURY. Local Agent,
N��lson.B l .
Train   Crew   Generally     Much   Com
mended For Nerve and Bravery.
Work was carried on al] Wednesday
night and all yesterday by the wrecking crews at Kiie Mile roint and all
the tracks and switrhes have not been
cleared. Sueiintendent Forrest.of the
Spokane Falls line, was at Rossland
when he received word of t.ne wreck
and immediately left for the scene in
a special. A wrecking train has not
yet arrived from Spokane but will
probably reach here today. Practically all the damage done is in the
loss of the rolling stock involved, as
nearly all of the freight was saved,
although a quantity of apples in one
of the refcrigerHor cars were converted into cider. The engine had finished its trip against an immense
boulder, which oamo off best io the
encounter, indenting the front of tbe
engine and smashing the pilot.
Another boulder had removed the
cylinder. The boiler and part of the
cab are intact, and although the tank
went through considerable gymnastics
it can be repaired. The engineer aud
fireman, who were injured, are stopping at the Waverley hotel and are
getting along well although very stiff
and sore aid expect to be aiound in
a few days again. While searching
the wreck an overshoe with the
heel of a boot in it was found in the
cab having been ten from the foot of
the engineer, when he was thrown
The bravery of Brakesman Griffin
who got out on the runaway tram,
continued setting brakes with the
train going nt lightning pace and did
uot leave his post until the cars had
jumped the track, was Ihe subject of
much admirinu comment on tbe street
yesterday Engineer Zweiser and
Fireman Coekwell who stayed at
their potts until their efforts to stop
the train were no longer of avail
showed that they were made of true
TO (llli: A COLD IN ONE 11,11
Take Laxative Promo Qulnlno Tablet*. All
dru/jrb-tH rsfundtho money if IL fallH to onxe,
K. W. Grove's s-iis-is.it ii re is on each box.   25c.
A   meeting  of the  directors of the
Nelson Tramway  company   was  held
yesterday   and the following directors
elected:  II. E. Crousdaile, T. J. Dun
can, W. A. Macdonadl, Q. V. Holt, C.
S.   Drummond and   E.   Oarke.     The
directors meet today   for the  purpose
of   eleating   officers,     F. .W,   Feters,
who   was   president   and   a   director
resigned   in   favor of Mr.   Croasdaile,
as he stated, on   account of changing
his residence from Nelson to   Vancou
ver it would be impossible  for him to
look after the   affairs of the company.
Confectioners toys for tbe little ones
at McDouald's.
The Methodist Sunday school will
give Its annual Christams tree and
entertainment on Thursday evening,
December 2(i. A bright and attractive
programme has been arranged during
which Santa Claus will introduce to
the audience Mrs. Santa Claus and
her numerous family of dolls. She
will have as many children as the old
lady who lived in a shoe.
Call and see our fine line of skates
just opened up; all sizes and makes,
at McLaclilun Bros.
J. B. Mackenzie, one of the owners
of the Camboarn group on Fish creek
was in the city for a couple of days
this week, leaving Wednesday night
for his home in St. Paul.
Washed down a telegraph line
which Chas. Ellis, of Lisbon, Ia ,
had to repaii. "Standing waist deep
in icy water," he writes, "gave me a
terrible cold and cough. It grew
worse daily. Finully the best doctois
in Oakland, Neb., Sioux Cily and
Omaha said I had Consumption and
could not live. Then I began using
Dr. King's New Discovc-y and was
wholly cured by six bottles." Positively guaranteed fur Coughs, Colds,
and all Throat and Lung diseases by
Canada Drug and Book Co.   Price fide.
8:35 a. m.Lv.
10:65 p.m. Ar,
Ar. 4:00 p. m
Lv. 1:15 P. "t
Int Nav- & Trading Co-
5:20 p. m. Lv. Nolaon Ar. 11:00 a. n
0:10 p. m. Ar. Koalo Lv. 7:00 a. u
ConnooUng at Flvo Mile Point with Nolson
AKoit -hoppard Hallway both to and from
Ho-iHiand, oto
Tlckota Bold to all narta In Unitod State* and
Canada via Qroat Northorn and O. lt. Sc N.
Co. h Uno*,
Ocean Htoamxhln tlokots and ratoi via all
Hugh will befurnlxhoil on application.
Kor farther particulars! call on or addrona
����������mr. K����ln.B, C
T4CKABUBT Axsut. Nolnon aO.
obtuined in all oountries
Reg.stered Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineer and Draughtsman. Bank of B. N A. building,
Hastings St., Vancouver, B C.
Write for full oarticulars.
Brewers of Pine Lager
Beer and Potter.
N.laoo   R. U
NICELY Furnished
Apply    to    Mrs.
rooms   for   rent,
nlellcath,   |��    a
FIRST   CLASS   room   and   hoard   in
private   family,   reasonable   terms.
Apply   on   Sllloa at eet,   second  door
west of Ward.
Certificates oi Improvements
Mastadon and Nellie .1. Mineral
Claims, situate iu the Nehon Mining
Division  of West Kootenay District.
Where looated: On Lost Oreok, two
miles east of Buhnou river.
Tako notice that I, J. I). Andersor
P. L. S., of Trail, B. C, ngent foi
EMsbn Bigelow, Free Miner's Certificate
No. B. 60021, intend, sixty days from
tbe date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that notion
undorsectiou .'17, must he commenced
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated Ibis 17th day of Oclo'ier, A.I).
1001; J. ii. ANDERSON.
The Bio Company's
Is Now in Full Swing.
WE are too busy to prepare a specialized
add today. We have disposed of our
business in Greenwood, stopped all goods in
transit to Greenwood, and taking delivery of
them here.   Today wc open 9 Cases of
Geo. A. Slater's Fine
50 Suits of Imported
Black Worsteds,
Three Oases of Hats.
These go at Sale Prices; not One Dollar of
Old Bankrupt Stock in this Store. All New,
Fresh and Up-to-Datc.
In our feeble attempt in our Opening Announcement to impress the fact that our Great
Sale is Real and Genuine, wc appear to have
revived a dream in the mind of a heretofore
unknown competitor; to have as it were,
stepped unintentionally on a puff ball. We
are sorry, but people now-a-days arc not interested in has-been's or going-to-be's. They
want an Iser and Staycn Judging from the
business of thc last few days, our friends and
customers know that our Sale is as represented.
All Goods Marked in Plain Figures.
10, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50
Men's St Boys' Outfitters.
I iNELSON   DAI--Y MINE*   DECEMBER, 20,  1901
Canada Drug 8 Book
Amorfj our Christmas Perfumes we have a handsome line of
Jlorocco    Watch    Cases   also   Handkerchief  and
Glove   Cases
Each box now contains a Cut Glass Bottle of elegant   perfume.    When
perlume is removed you have the beautiful Satin Lined Case  for  gloves,
etc.    Our stock of assorted perfumes of the   best   English,   French   and
American makes is also complete.
Moroc.'o Glove Caso, Satin Lined
Out Glass Bottle Perfume ��i.r,0
Morocco Handkerchief Case Satin Liued Cut Glass Bottle Perfume   3.50
Monooco Watch Case Satin Liued
Box, the Latest  2.7.1
1 bottle French or Amerioan Perfume in  box      75
1 bottle English or American Perfume in box  1,00
1 bottle Killarney Violets, in Sain L'oed box, the latest  1.00
1 botlle English or French Perfume, in box   1,25
1 bottle English or French Perfume, in box  1,50
1 largo bottle American Perfume,
in box  2.00
1 bottle American Perfume, Out
Glass Bottle, in box  2.50
1 large bottle American P. rfame
Out Glass bottle, in   box  5.00
1 large bottle Canadian Perfume,
Cut Glass bottle, in box  8.50
1 bottle Canadian Perfume  4.00
English Perfume, 2 Out Glass bottles in box  3.50
English Perfume, 2 Out Glass bottles, the latest, in box  6.00
Perfume Atomizer, beauties 1.50 & 2.00
Sachet Powders,   17 different odors
live different makers
Canada Drug b Book Co.
nelson, b. c.
Do   you   want   anything-   to   complete
furnishing your
Parlor, Dining Room, Bed Room, Library,
Kitchen ?   If so it will be
at the stock of
J. G. BUNYflN & 60.
West Kootenay Butcher Ca
Alilj   KINDS  OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
Fisn and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager,
K.-VV.-C   Block, Ward Street, Nklson.
Oiders hy mail receive careful  and prompt attention
Stoves and
Ranges . .
We nre showing this season a full
line of these goods and solicit your
esteemed patronage.
Lawrence Hardware
Canada Permanent andWes-
tern Canada Mortgage
head office toronto,  ont.
Money to loan on Straight Mortgage.
Apply to O. I.. LENNOX Bek��r St.
N. E. T. CO.
Porto Rico Lumber
Co., Limited.
Rough and
Dressed   Lumber,
Shingles, Mouldings.
A-1 White Pine Lumber Always id
Wo curry ft coniplolo Riook of Count Flooring
Coiling, IuhhIo Finish, Turned Work, Baah uno
Pooiu 8pociftl oniur work will rorelvo iiroinpl
attention"   Mull ordor* solicited
Porto Rico Lumber Co.,
llitrul Office--1fendrvx and Voinn.i  ���*(,. Nol>-on
F O. GREKN       y. b, clement,,
Civil Engineers and Provincial  Land
Cor. Kootenay & Victoria sts. Nelson
V. O. Box 143 Telephone 'Ml
Admission 25 cents.    Season,   Men
$5, Ladies and boys, $4.
rink boguhtown
6.45 a  m 7,00 a. m.
Every .'��) minutea until 11 a. 111.
11.00 11.00 a. m.
Every 20 minutes 10.40 p. m  last car.
After 7.20 p m. passengers trans-
far at Uyers' corner. Bnsy nights,
every 10 minute* up hill. Time not
guaranteed but kept as accurately
as possible.
UADDQ 10 gents
rAfiljU  10 TICKETS 50 GENTS
Good lots for sale on easy terms.
A. V. MASON, Tramway Office
Kootenay Street. Next Oddfellows' Ha
P. O. BOX 633.
and trraTive
Superior to Alum Baking
Powders. Equal to any
other Anti-Alum Baking
Powder and costs but j-
si half the price.   - %M
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I     MfNING NEWS,     t
****+**+++*+ ������������������������������������������
Henry Roy, manager of the London
and Richelieu mines on Silver Hill,
is in Nelsou malting arrangements for
getting oro down U Crawford Bay as
soon as the tramway is finished. Work
on that is piogressing well and it is
exoected to be in operation by New
Years, or within two weeks at latest.
No snow has vet fallen at the lake
but bare roads are not apt to continue much longer. The force of men
at the mine is tiiiall but these will be
increased as soon as the tramway is
ready to take away the ore. Mr. Roy
has arranged with J. F. Linburg of
Rossland, to use his horses, now under
leaEe to G. A. Carlson, contractor for
tbe Lardo railway. II. L. Nicholson,
representing Mr. Linburg, wont up
yeat��rday to the Lardo to take the
horses down to Crawford bay,
C. R. Brown, superintendent of thc
North Star mine, arrived in the city
last evering and is staying at the
Phair leaving today for Spokane on
business connected with the mine.
Mr. Brown states lhat all work at the
mine is closed down and likely to
remain so for some time as the low
price of lead does not leave ranch
profit in mining it. lie is hopeful
tbat tbe present condition of things
will quiciky alter with a rise in the
price of lead, copper and silver, wbich
must eventually come. He said that
at Kimbcrley everything was very
quiet as' practically no work of anv
kind is in progress, but at Marysville
the exterBive building operations in
progress gives employment to a large
number and keeps business good.
The building for tl.e cyanide plant
of the Ymir mice has been finished
and work on the vuts used in tlie process are being constructed as rapidly
as possible. Three pneumatic riveting machines are utilised and they are
making good progress. O. M. Holt,
wbo put up the plant of the. Athabasca
mine, has charge of this department.
A steam heat plant is being installed
and it is expected that the whole
plant will be ready for operation
within six weeks. The plant is being
put in under the supervision of E. C.
The Byron N. White Company,
owners of the Sioean Star nunc, have
entered an appeul against the order of
inspection granted a fen days ago to
the Star Mining company by the chief
justice at Rossland. The appeal will
be heard on the 7th of January at
An appeal has been entered iu the
interpleader action of Balfour vs. N.
F. McNanght, re the Hampton gronp
this w ill be heard at Victoria on tbe
7th of Janua y.
At tlie record olliee jesterday there
was but oue entry, that of a certificate of work which was issued to F.
Corporation of the Oity of
Public Notion Ih hereby given tbat tho vote
of the electors s,f 1 hr inuniulnulltj of tbo Oily
of NuIhoii will In-1nki-ii ou lis laivs No.102, 108,
lot anil 1'6. boing respectively: No WI. " A  By
law 10 ratio itoUOOO to oxtona the City's Electric
light system;" No. Kill, " \ Bylaw to raise
110,000 to build ei|iii|> and furnish a With
School Pudding;" Hylaw I I "A Bylaw to
ralsn fWHI fur an Isolation Hospital;" Bylaw
No. 105, "A Bylaw lo raiso the sillu of $a)H(J for
Fire Dor.irlmont purposo-," on Friday, lho '^01 li
day of Ducomber instant botwoon tho hours of
goclock a.m. and! o'olook p. ln.
For tho Kast Ward at tho Oity Police Court
on Josopbluo Street, anil for I bo Wost Ward
at tho olllou of Want Brothers, on tlio north
sido of llakor Street, botwoon Stanley and
Kootonay Street* In tlio Oily of Nolson
"Any main or fomalo helng of lho full ago of
twoniyono years wbo is thu assessed owner of
land or of roal proporty within tlio municipality shall havo a voto oithor confirming
or negativing the said By-laws in oaoh want in
whlrh ho or sho may bo assossod for laud or
real projiorty."
Dated at Nolson, B. 0.. thia 10th day of Do
com bor, 1001.
Mr. Mock Whit*, tho wol known t-al-ier of
lho Toronto LaorOSSO Toaiu and Mag tod Hall
Football Club writes: "1 consider llrllltihs
Mi'iillinl 1.111 tin.Tit nr:,,|u ,11,.,1 for athletes or
tluiHis iialnii ix I havo usod it wilh the best
success and can heartily recommend it for alllf
noss, soreness, sprdlnsnud nil forms of swelling
���iidliillamiuillon. Prlro24cents.
I _ far sale br J. F. YansUHirNslwn. B. C.
Character as Depicted by tha Usefnl
(iruiui In the Center ot tbe Face.
The Wide l��e ol tbe Nose In Flar-
nres of Speach.
While it is true that some people hava
noses that look as if they did not belong
to their wearers and seem always trying
to get rid of them���witness Cyrano ds
Bergcrae���It is also true that there aro
innumerable instances where the feature
assimilates with character and harmonizes with the whole form and physiognomy. History teems with illustrations of
this fact.
When Socrates wns called a sot on account of his nose, he acknowledged its
language was a true index to bis natural
character. Space between the eyes, which
is filled by the upper uasul extremity, indicates the organ of form or power of
correctly judging local distance and conditions. It was remarkably wide in
Washington's head. Gouverneur Morris,
ane of the most impressive elocutionists
of our Revolutionary era, had a prominent and expansive nose, which gave a
sonorous emphasis to his voice.
Franklin's nose was said by phrenologists to illustrate the economical instinct
embodied so famously in "Poor Rich-
aid." The chivnhio temper of Henry
Clay was evident in his nose. So was
that of Alexander Hamilton. Tom
Paine's grossness as well as mental vigor
was symbolized In this feature, and se
were the strong hut unrefined proclivities of Gilbert Stuart. Voltaire's nos*
would seem to be turned up at all creation and snuffing a paradox.
Lavuter calls the nose the "sent of derision." He says a beautiful one is
never found in a countenance otherwise
ugly, and ho considers it "an abutment of
the brain" and, like the arch in Gothic
buildings, the essential feature. He declares:
"I haTe never seen a nose with a broad
back thnt did not belong to nn extraordinary man, such ns Swift, Cresor Borgia, Titian, etc. Small nostrils are nn Indubitable sign of unenterprising timidity;
the open, breathing nostrils, of sensibility."
A inter and more analytic writer finds
infinite shades of meaning in the shapes
aud size of thc nose. The first ridge, just
above the'top, for instance, according to
his observation, is the sign of self defense nnd is large In controversial men.
By the length of the nose, from the root
downward at a right angle, he estimates
thc tendency t* suspicion.
Whether one acquiesces In such details
of nasal langunge, there is no doubt thnt
general force of character is associated
with a certain strength in this feature of
tho face. The Roman aquiline nose is
identified commonly with high birtli or Intellectual rigor, the snub with plebeians,
the Haldolt>h with grossness, the rc-
trousso with fun, the flexible nostril with
feeling, the broad with courage and ths
Indented with sensitiveness.
A cinder in the eye or a cut lip excites
commiseration, but an accident to the
nose provokes a laugh. Even common
parlance seems to bare singled out ths
nose, of all features, to treat with contempt or at least ridicule. "Follow your
nose!" Is the watchword to impertinent
ciceroni, and to be "led by the nose" is a
synonym for imbecility. "Nose out of
joint" is the approved phrase for discomfiture. When a man is too plcbeinr for a
challenge and too insignificant to be flogged, the common method of punishment
Is to tweak his nose.
"I'll slit thc villain's nose!" is the lowest of threats. To turn up the nose at
an object suggests contempt too small
for indignation, to lay one finger 00 the
nose and gyrate all four with the thumb
foi a pivot are vulgar comic gestures,
and thus this feature of the human fact
seems, by universal consent, to be associated with the ridiculous and mean
phases and forms of life.   Why is this?
Partly becnuse occupying the center of
the physiognomy and being the most
prominent pointtherein,Its lenst singularity breaks up the harmony of the whole;
partly because It is the moet passive yet
ostentatious of the features and finally
because Its character, being indicated by
form���without mobility, like the mouth,
and changes of tint snd size, like the eye,
���hns a certain fixed emphasis whieh
provokes attention. Hence they are fortunate whose noses have an average type
and no special mold whereby they escape scrutiny.
If one turns from the form to the us*
of the nose, one will find somewhat of the
same deprecatory estimate. To smell out
a thing, for example, Is a figure of speech
which savors of indignity. It bas none
of the perspicacity of vision or the delicacy of touch. Smell Is a sense wherein
the animals are often our superiors,
which may in a degree account for this
comparative disrespect. It Is the sens*
least vaunted ns a distinction of humanity. Even ghylock appeals to the eyes
and hands, but Is silent about noses.
However, the latent affinities of this
sense are far nearer to tbe mind and fur-
iher removed from the mere animal faculty than the vulgar know. "The use of
Incense in churches," Bays Montaigne,
"so universally received in all nations
and religions, was intended to cheer us
and to purify the senses, th* better to fit
us for contemplation." He also notes as
an idiosyncrasy, " 'Tis not to be believed
how all sorts of odors cling to mo."
Although It is the blind who perhaps
appreciate most fully tha full significance of scout, even those blessed witb
perfect vision, if of sensitive temperament, hnve In this sense a prompter to
memory more instant than sight or
touch. Sandalwood can take one to the
orient; lavender to the rural households
uf eld England; frankincense to the temple nnd cathedral; pine balsam to th*
forest. What creams of youth and love
nnd sorrow come with the odor of the
violet! What dreary reminiscence of
tempestuous voyages with th* omcll of
bilge water! How diverse thc sensation
awakened by the air of a boudoir and a
hospital.���New Vcrk Press.
On* Bar ��t Ufa.
If, Invisible ourselves, wo conld follow
a single human being through a single
day of bis life and know all his secret
thoughts and hopes and anxieties, bis
[layers and tears and good resolves, his
passionate delights and struggles against
temptation, we should have poetry
enough to fill a volume.
Th* sausag* Is said to have been Invented In Germany In th* year 81)7. It
was first mad* of a goat's stomach stuffed with blood aa* llttl* pieces of pork.
Chopped  swrk   was mat used  rutil  la*
tMti mfm,    *~.��� .
Certificate of Improvements
Littel Perl Mineral Claim, sitnutn in
tbe Nelson Mining Division of West
Kootenay Distriot.
Where looated : On Salmon river, 3
miles south of Ymir.
Take notice that I, F. O. Green,
actii g aengent for Emma A.
Hand, Free Miners' CeitiBca'e No.
B0226O intend, 00 days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for tbe pnrpose of obtaining-
a Crown Grant of the above olaim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 87, most be commenced
before the issuance of snch Certificate
of Improvements.
Duted this 5th day cf Ootnber, A. D.
1901. F. 0. GKEEN,
Certificates of Improvements
Blue Bird, Michigan, Ionia Doonc,
Randolph'nd Trout Mlueral Claims,
situate in the Nelson Mining Division
of West Kootenay District
Where located-West of Deer Creek
and about two and one half miles from
the Lower Arrow Lakes
Take notice that 1, Kenuelh L. Burnet agent for the Montana. Gold Mining Company, Free Miner's certificate No. B 38700. intend 00 days
from tbe date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a certificate o^
improvements, for tbe pnrpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tbe abov*
And further take notice tbat aotion,
under section 37 must be commenced
before the issnanoe of^snch Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of September
A. D. 1901.
Certificate of Improvements
Copper King Mineral Claim, situate
iu the Nelson Mining Division of West
Kootenay District.
Where looated : On Craig Mountain,
noar Ornigtown.
Take notice tbat I, J. D. Anderson,
P. L. S., of Trail, B. 0��� agent for
Mi*. Katie D. Green, F. M. C. No.
B65072, and Joe Bernard, Esq., Free
Mini'ia Certificate No. HfMIIti, intend,
sixty days from tho date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for tbe pur
pose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Oertiflcute
of Improvements.
Dated tbis lfith day of November,
A D. 1901. 1   n. ANDERSON.
Certificate of Improvements
Partepin Mineral claim, situate in
tbe Nelson Mining Division of YVest
Kootenay District.
Where located- On Porcupine Creek,
TAKE NOTICE that I Theodoie
Beiuiehiinip, acting as ageut < f Frank
Desauluier, free Miner's certificate No.
B43340, and E. S. Larson, Y. M. 0,
IU2B71 intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tbe Mining
Recorder for a ceitiflcate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining b
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be oommenced
betore the issuance of such certificate
of improvements.
Dated this 8th day of November
Certificates of Improvements
Jupiter, Katie D, Green, Ingersoll,
Last Chance Hamilton and L ndon
Fraction Mineral Claims, situate in tbe
Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where looated���On Jupiter Mountain,
near Craigtown.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. D. Anderson, ?. L.S , of Trail, B.C. agent for lhe
Katie D. Green Gold Mining and De
velopment Company, Limited, Non
Personal, Liability, F.M.C. No. B55073,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for cer
tificates of improvements for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice lhat aotion,
under seolion 87, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates
of improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November
A.D, 1001. J. D. ANDERSON.
Certificates of Improvements
Homcstake and Hallaes Mineral
Claims, situate in the Nelson Mining
Division of West Kootenay Distriot.
Where I eatcd: On the W0Bt side of
tho Morth Fork of Salmon river, near
Take notice thnt I, J. D. Anderson
P. L. S., of Trail, B. O., agent for The
Copper Farm Gold Mining and Development Company, Limited, Non-
Personal Liability, Free Mie.er's
Certificate No. B50708, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for
Certificates of Improvements, for tin
purpose of obtaining Grown Grants ol
the above claims.
And further ti.ko nnlioe thnt Botion
under section 37, must be commenuco
b( fore the issuance of such Ocrliflcutis
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November,
A.D.1001. J. b. ANDERSON.
KASLO.  B.  C.
Mineral   li��n��<: and mines suiveyed.
Are you in want? If you are, tel.
lhe people, through The Miner want
column, what you are Im want of
You'll get It.
Certificate of Improvements
Foothill Mineral 01,-im ��-i��� .  ���
etiav District. ",;,t Koot-
Where loeated-Oo   Hall c,��� 1    ,
^Z *����'"'the railway     C'eek -
TAKE NOTICE that 1 0
Pleloher of Nelson, F M ,*'?
B5O609 for myself and ^r ^
Donran, F. M. O. No P-,,,'1'
intend sixty dais from the dale K
to apply to the Mining Kee,, ,. ""'
certificate of imp,,vements for ___,.
ppse of obtaining a Orown Gtran VT
aboveelaim. ��' ""-'
And further tnke notice  that acllnu
under section 37, must be conin     ."
before the issuance of such corti lie', '
improvements. "ouutcnf
Duted this 21st day of November   I
Certificate ot Improvements
Thome Fractional Mineral Olaimsitu.
atolD the Nelson Mining Divlsk,��� ,
West Kootonay District.
Where located On Morning Moun
tain, ljj miles from Silver Kino Mi.,,'
and bounded on south by National
Emblem and Shamrock Mineral Claims
TAKE NOTICE tbat 1, JMmuid 0
Wragge, as agent for lhe Hall Mintoe
and Smelting Company, Limited tree
Miner's Certificate No. B50160, Intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to an',
ply to the Mining Recorder fur a Certificate of Improvements, for the pur.
pose of obtaining u Crown Grant of the
And farther take notice that action
under section 37, must he commenoeti
before the iSBUHiice of Bueh Certificate
of Improvemen'8.
Dated this 11th dny of October, A D
1901. EDMUND C. W'KAUUK.   '
Certificate of Improvements
Lendor Mineral Claim, situate in tho
Nelson Miuine- Division of West Koul-
enay District.
Where looated On tbe north bank of
Wild Horse Creek about 0 miles from
the SalmoiiRiver.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Kennelb L,
Burnet, Bgeut for William Blair, F. M.
C. No. 61,1)20, W. H. Danby (assignee
for J. A. Barrett) F. M. C, No. B56I18,
Chiules E. Desroslerp, F. M. c. Ko.
B51P27, Ferdinand Moriu, F, M. 0,
No. B55014 and Josevh I'ilic, F. M. O.
No. B5101H, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for u certificate nf improvements
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further tnke notice that action.
under section 37, mast be oommenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 21st dny of Novemlier, A. I)
1901. KEN N BTfl L. B D R N ET,
Certificates ot Improvements
Orion, Jupiter, O.ion Fr. and Jupiter
Fr. Mineral Claims, situate iu the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay
Where located���Oo Morning Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that I. V. C Green,
acting as agent for the Venus Cold
Mining Compauy, Limited, Free Miner's Certificate No.BOD.-liiS, intend sixty
days from tho date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for Oertifieatea of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown (iruuts of the above
And further take nolice that action,
under section 37, must be commel oed
before tho issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated this 11th day of October, A. )>���
1901. F. C. GREEN.
NKLSON LODGE    No. 23, A. K. &
sM. meets seoond Wednesday in
month.   Visiting brethorn welcome
���flW"-.. I. O. O. F. Kootonay IxhIko
S K No. 16, meets ovory Monday night,
^^���W^ at their Hall, Kuuleni) Hl'eul
Sojourninir Odd Follows oordlally Invited.
John A. MoRoo. N.G. D. W. Kutlicrforil, \ .0
Fred J. Squire, Por. Soc.
Nelson Royal Arch Chapter No. 133,0. It. 1 ���
Meets third Wednosday. r<Qjouniiiiij coniwi;
Ions invited. George Johnstone, I. '������ "���
Matthows, S. E.
ftmeels in K. of P. hall, Oddfellows l> ock
"pvoryTuesday ovoning al s o'clock.
All visiting knights cordially Invlu)
Wm. Ihvink, O.C.
A. T. Pakk, _. of K. and S.
Nolson Enoa pmonl No. 7. Meets; ever)- Jml
and 4lh Friday of oach inonl.li, in Odd Mlonn
Hall, comer Bakor and Kootonay alreoxs.
Nolrnn. A. H. Clements, C. IV, 1). Mc.Artlm.
R. S.  Visiting brothers always woli��ni��,
NELSON L. O. L. No. lliM nioeln in  -ra-
torntty Hall on first and third Friday ovouuupi
of oach month at 8 o'clock.   Vl-ltiiig wemoei
oordlally   Invited.    W. W. llradley, W.K.
A, Minty, It, 8. .
NELSON AERIE No. it, P. <>. &>,_*!
evory soooud and fourth Wednesdays of 0son
month. Visiting members oordlally invn
Oharlos Prouder, nonrotary.
Kootonay Tent No. 7, K. O. T. M., hub Unl'
regular meetings in Fraternity Hall, I. "��� "��� ';
blook, on lho 1st, and 3rd Thursdays of 1���
month. Visiting brolhnm cordial y tavltod ��
attond. G. A. Brown, R. K.; A. P. Purdy, l "�����
lt. .1.Steel, 1). S. V.
1st and 3rd Wednesday evening" *
eaoh month at Fjatornlty Ball
oornor of Baker and Koote��
streets. Visiting brothern cord-
lalls Invited.
Edwakd Maci.koo. Soorotorv.^
eouiii nuui ii,Mi, ;. O. P., N"; ' ' [
Meetings) 4th Thursday cf month. Frateni.u
hall, J A Irving O K.   P. H. FlBmIng..p.a_
Nolson Court Star of Kootonay, A. 0. F.
Moots 2nd and 4t,h Wednesdays In ovory
month. Visiting brothron welcome. U . M��
Millar C.K    1'ohort Molxiod bo<\	
Subscribers in Kaslo
Every rooming immediately
on arrival of steamer, at the
rate of   	
75 Oents per Month
	 Nelson   Daily Minrr, Friday December 20, 1901
Xney are Very Aptly Answered   by  a
Citizen of Nelson.
Editor Miner,���Strang efforts are
being made to induce the property
owners to vote for a blyaw which if
carried will placde a enormous mort
gucre over our property and ircrease
0Ur taxation by over 812,500 annually
Tlure are three questions in this
connection that I wish my fellow
property owners would shcitly consider with me.
(a) Why should we instal such u
large plant as that proposed, viz.
1,000 h. p.?
(li) What guarantee have we that
such a plant can be installed for
(cl Why should we blindly'agree
that a body of unknown men shall
spend or possibly misspend, onr
(a) I am given to understand tnat
the total horse power now required
to efficiently light the city is 3110, o
this thc present plant can be safely
relied on to provide 250 h. p., at tbe
lowest stiges of water. Suppose that
the city grows larger���at present it is
practically growing smaller to judgo
by the increasing number of empty
bouses���an additional amount of
power will be needcC at some future
time for lighting, say posssibly 100
li.p.. but even so we are asked to give
our money tu install a plant that will
generate 800 h. p. more than is now,
or heieafter, to be needed for lighting. We are lead to suppose that industries will be purchasers of the surplus power at a good profit to the city,
but it this is a field for such industries why have none as yet been started with the power available from
llonnington Falls'? Do not let us be
fouled in thiB matter. If the field
existed the industries would now be
01 foot.
Are we going to follow the example
of mines that have been known to
spend large sums in mills and other
machinery before proving thnt tbey
had ore to he treated, with the result
that mills and maebinery now lie
idle. Who are the new consumers
that will buy the surplus power?
Can the supporters of thc bylaw name
five'.' Can they name three? Can they
guarantee one that will take iuo h. p.
or even 50 h. p. steadily? Industries
aie not going to spring into existence
merely because the city enters into
competition with a power company.
If the proposed gamble is a failure
the property owners have to bear all
the loss, for it is out of onr pockets
that all the interest and sinking fund
must conic.
The idea of providing power before
there is a demand for it is thoroughly
bad economically. Demand creates
supply, but, the reverse Is seldom the
case anu should never be relied on.
Yet we are asked to launch out in a
costly experiment that no business
man would seriously consider.
liefore nioviding this large excess
of power let ns have some guarantee
that it is really needed.
(li) I do not w��nt to say a word
against Mr. McCuIloch's value and
ability as city engineer, but if any
one of us was going to erect electrical
works with his private means, would
he not get the advice and estimates
from an eleotrical engineer, with a
record for suocessfol Installations? I
ean see no reason why equal precaution should not be taken in this proposed expenditure where we are providing the money.
I cannot accept the estimate of
|lb0,000 as carrying any weight or
affording any safeguard against an
eventual expenditure Of J200.0O0 or
(o) Who are we to have as mayor
and council for the coming year?
Would you or I care to intrust the expenditure of a large sum of onr prl
vote money to a totally unknown
man? The property owners have but
a very small voice in the election of
tile mayor nnd council, but the latter
have the power to play ducks and
dialu-s  with the former's money.
Let us know who are to be trustees
for the proper expenditure of onr
money before we vote it.
The importance of getting the lead
refinery established at Nelson should
not be lest sight of, but if this bylaw
is passed we shall be unable to offer
any bonus to induce a refinery to
come here.
Finally the prospects of Nelson just
now are none of the best. Wholesale
houses are olosing out and the population undoubtedly shrinking, though I
trust this last is but temporary It is
hot the time for going into a rash
speculation which is very likely to
leave us, like the oreless mine owner,
"ith an idle plant and a heavy debt
to pay,
Wo have danced a long time to the
tunes of one fiddler, let us call the
tnne ourselves this time.
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmTIA P      MIM F D' C
A full line of choicest designs in
Tobacco Jars, Pouches with Monograms, Oigar Cases, Pipes, etc., suitable for Xmas presents. Special nr
rangeinent for lady purchasers every
udson's Bay Co
Santa Claus.
This will be the
232nd Christmas
Which this Company, who are doing business over half a continent,
has assisted its Friends and Customers to celebrate and enjoy, and
this  is the
in which we are doing business. Our long experience and our capital
obviously give us an immense advantage in supplying the very best
value in everything to our patrons. This year we have made special
efforts and have now a collection of
Christmas Goods
which cannot be surpassed in any city in Canada.
Our Dry Goods Department
is well worthy of its  reputation,   and is  replete with  articles suilable
Por Presents for Men.
Women and Children.
No pains have been spared to decorate in honor of "Good Old
Christmas," and an inspection will please you as well as enable you to
select exactly what you want at
Most Reasonable Prices.
We cannot commence to enumerate, but would draw special attention
to our
Toys and Dolls
and to our Ladies' and Gent'emen's Ties which we have in all shades,
shapes and pattern*, as well as to our magnificent line of Handkerchiefs in linen and silk, of Gloves of every description, including the
Paris Price Kid Gloves, and of Ladies' Blouses, etc., etc. Every conceivable article necessary or ornamental for Ladies' and Gentlemen's
attire is here to choose from. There is nothing a woman can wish for
in the way of Dress Goods that tbis department cannot supply, and at
a saving. The very newest and most exquisite weaves and colorings
will be found in this vast collection, and the quantity will astonish you
as much as the quality and little prices.
With Groceries and Eatables quality is everything. Price is a
consideration, but its importance is second to that of quality. You
must have the finest and freshest foodstuffs obtainable, because it is
healthiest, because, in fact, in the long run it pays best. But when
you secure "top notch" quality at the minimum reasonable price,
nothing more can be wanted. This is the combination you obtain at
these Stores���quality the highest, prices the lowest.
Our Christmas Specialties
include a direct shipment of Peek, Frean & Co's Biscuits, Pascall's
Sweets, Rowntree's Confections, Christie's and McCormick's Fancy
Biscuits, English Plum Puddings, French Crystalized Fruits, Gor-
ganzola, Roquefort and English btilton Cheese.
Crockery, China and Glassware.
This depajtment is very complete. Dinner Sets, Tea Sets and
Bedroom Sets in all qualities and at all prices. We have a nice line
of special)'selected "little things", very suitable for presents, and a
choice collection of more expensive goods for the same purpose.
Cups and Saucers, Plates, dishes, Platters, etc., of every description
and style. Fancy Glass and China Ware, genuine Cut Glass Goods,
both for use and ornament. Anything and everything required in
these lines for the kitchen and diningroom is here.
Our Wine and Liquor Department
consists of direct importations front all over the world.
vou mav. we can assure you. Oor Liquors are worthy of everydeptndence. For years
aod veurs we have heen selling Liquoss, s.nd during this issue we have built up a fortress
of confidence in us and our lines which is absolutely unassailable. You run no risk
in purchasing from us. The quantity and variety of^ Donors_which you can obtain
here are lareer than you could secure elsewhere ia Western Cunada- so great indeed
is the v-trietv that we believe we can satisfy almost any individual fancy in the wny
of Wines and Liquors. The lenst you enn do at aoy rate is to give us a trial order,
and thus allow os 10 demonstrate the advantage of trading with us.
Prices Right In all Lines.   Watch Our Windows.
and thus allow us to aemunsiraie u�� ��">�� t,- �� o - .~_\J_i.
Prices Right in all Lines.   Watch Our Windows. ^��
Bon's Bay Co. 1
AdvurltstomoiiLH Inserted under this tioiul at
the rate of oue oent a word per Insertion. No
advertisement takon for less than 25 cent*.
Situation Wanted advertisements Inserted
three times free of oharKe.
TO LET���Two furnished rooms, linker
Btreet, SIS; (i-rooined honse, Stanley
street, $11; cottage, Josephine street,
elose to town, *l.i. s. M. Brvdges, K.
W.O. block.
KOR     BALE.���Ono     heavy    draught
team, apply to .1. A. Say ward
HOUSE   to rent   on Vernon     street.
Apply Captain T. .1. Duncan.
h'URNISED       ROOMS.-Apply       on
Silica,     second   door   west     Ward
ROOMS and HOARD.���Every convenience;   southeast   corner of   Carbonate and .lo.-i;pliiiie street.
Apply   to   Mrs If. J, Sqnires, Room
40, K. W. C. block.
MEN WANTED���On     Crow's Nest
Southern   Ry.     Good   wages, long
job   Headqnarters, Elko,   _.   C. A.
Guthrie Sc Co.
Money to Loan at 8 per cent.
Insurance Real Estate
FOR RENT.���Two offices over Queen
Cigar store, 815; 7-roomed house, bath
and sewer, 133; 4-roomcd house, water
only, 811.
POR SALE.���Two Iota, Observatory
st., on car line, $450; 5-ruom house.
Carbonate St., 81,000; 7-roomed hcuse,
Carbonate 6t, 83,100.
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand of
Rough and Dressed
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish,
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber-
Mill at PILOT BAY. Yards, NELSON
and LAKi'O.
H. & M. BIRD
.Hourj- to E4.au. On Improved Ueul Estate
1st Mortgages at 8 per cent.
$3,100���Eight roomed house and three
lots in good position, close to
the tram line. Also .stable for
three teams. Terms, $1,000
cash, balance straight mortgage
at 8 per cent.
$850���Four roomed house and lot on
Mill street. Lnt planted with
fruit trees.
$050 -Four roomed house and lot on
Gore street,
$8 00���Four roomed house, Hume Addition, elose in.
$33 00���Seven roomed house, modern
improvement, corner of Stanley
and Mines road.
$30 50��� Furnished cottage on Victoria
street west.
DJ. ROBERTSON Sc CO.-Next door to
���   the now Post Otlice Building*, Vernon
til., Nftlnua.   Day 'phuliu ��12. Night 'phone '2117.
-Ll N. M. Cummins, Lon-tee���Kverr known
variety of soft drinks. I'll Hox 88. Telephoo
No. 31. Hoover Street, Nelson. Bottlers of th
'.uiiotis, -it, Leon Hot Sprln-rs Mineral Water
J A. Macdonaldl���Architects and superm
Uiudents, Broken llill Blook, oorner Baker and
Ward fiir-juus, Nelson
A MACDONALD Sc Ca-Corner Fron
��� and liall titreets���Wholesale grocer
and jobbers in blankeU, gloves, mitts, boots
rubbers, mnckinaws and miners' sundries.
P   BURNS Sc Co.-Baker Street, Nelson-
���   Wholosale dealers lu fresh a d cured
meate.   Cold Sun-afce.
Baker Street. Nelson���Wholosale dea
ers in Irtish and cured meats.
J Street, Nelson ��� Wholesale d&alara Id
hardware, iiiihoih' supplies, sporting goods
M'LACHLAN BROS. (Successor!, to Van
oouver Hardwaru'Co, Ltd.l linker Stroot.
Nelson���Wholesalo dealers In hardware aud
mining suppUes, piuLuben*' and tinsmiths' sup
paints, oils and glass: mechanics   tools
Agent*! foi Ontario Powder Works; nfnamlttt
TURNER, BEETON Sc Co.-Coroer Vernon
and Josephine Street-;. Nelson���Whole
sale dealers ln liquors, oigars, and dry goods
Agents for Pabst Brewing Uo. of Milwaukee
aud Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.
UDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholesalo g-rooerle:
and liquora etc, Baker Street, Nelaon.
Office oorner Hall and Front Streets
Nelson���Lumber, celling, flooring, and every
thing in wood for building purposes. Get onx
prlceH.   Correspondence solicited.
'p GALLON Sr. t'O.-Dealero ln ore sacks
X ��� and twines. Always a large stock on
hand. Telephone 205. Room 44, K.-W.-C Block
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
Atlantic S.S. Sailings
From St. John. N. B.
Pai isian Dec. 28
Lake   Ontario Jan.   3
Numldian    Jan,   4
Ionian (now) Jan. 11
Lake Superior Jan. 17
These h team or s Ball from Halifax two days
From! Port I and, Me.
Doiniiion  Line Dominion Dec. 28
Vancouver Jan. 18
From New York
Philadelphia ,Dec. 25
Germai'ic  Deo. 25
Campania, IKjo. 28
KurneHsia Doc. 28
St. Paul Jan. 1
Celtio Dec. 31
Fiom Boston
I vcrnla, Dec. 28
Continental Kallings of French. North German Lloyd, II. A. P. and Italian Lines on application.
11ATK3���Saloon fnmt $12.50. Pocond ?:r> and
upwards according to steamer and location of
berth.   Steerage quoted on application.
H. L. BROWN, City Agt., Nelson.
Gen. Agent, Winnipeg, Man.
J.   . CAFTKlt, D. P. A.. Nolson
J. 0. GWILLIM, B-,  Sc,
Late of Geological Survey of Canada.    Six years experience in Ii. C
mining districts.
Baker Strc�� Nelson. B C
Holiday  Excursion
Fare   and   One-Third
For Round Trip.
For Christmas   :    December
23rd, 24th, 25th.
For New Years ��� December
30th and 31st, January 1
All   tickets good  for  return
till Janiury 3rd.
Leave Kootenay Landing
Tuesday and Friday, to bt.
Paul and all U. S. points
via Soo Line.
Friday orly, Toronto,
Montreal. Boston, etc.
For berths, time tables, rates nnd full
infiii-miilion apply to.
H. L. Brown,
Oity Passenger Agant
J. 8. Oartkr,
Dis. Pass. Agt.
A. O. P. A.
The Waverley Hotel
Hub's ���! .no to t\.mi per day. First
cIuhs Meals, Mo, Next door to Opera
House. 1*. O. Hox 110, Telephone 147.
Victoria Ht., Nelson. Nelson Daily Miner Fri ay, December so,   1901
Our Improved   some erf  the
���.    r advantages   of
otOre our    Improvod
store are these.
We tan carry a greater vnriety of
goods. VVe can display them better,
we can give yon better attention, all
ihis of course is to your benefit na
well as ourselves. Already we have
seen the result. The kindness of our
friends, tbe appreciation of the public
has been marked.
We are showing a more extensive
line of toys and holiday goods than
ever.    Come anrl see us.
Show Room for Mason .t Itiseh pianos
���-WW M��tWW VVWWV* WW��
The stock of H. H. Playford was
sold yesterday to W. A. Thm-inan, by
II. R. Cameron, tbe assignee.
The second payment on the bond on
the Cambcrne group was made to the
Northwest Development syndicate on
Dccemter 7lh by the American company whieh bonded it.
Tbe Ladies Hospital Aid will hold
a special meeting this afternoon in
the parlor of the Presbyterian chnerh
at 4 o'clock, immediately after thc
meeting of the Women's   Council.
Tbe second sheet of ine at the rink
has been prepared and is now available for curling. The skating ice has
now been in use two nights the band
being 10 attendance last night.
1 Maynard Cowan, who is interested
in coal properties in the Crow's Nest
section arrived here yesterday from
Spokane and leaves for East Kootenay
today whither he goes for the purpose of looking after his coal mines.
J A number of the store windows on
Baker street are now shronnded from
public view and the staffs are woik-
ing far into the night repairing the
dressing of the same in artistic and
beautifnl arrays.
Tbe pile driver has completed driving the piles at tbe cily wharf, and
the planking ean now be finished.
Beside the piles driven at the end of
the wharf for the addition to rest on,a
numher having been driven along the
west side to strengthen tbe stiucture
against high water in Ihe summer.
A considerable reduction in through
rates has been marie oy the Dominon
Express comptny, the announcement
ot which the local office this week. A
one pound p.ickngn thnt formerly cost
thirty cents to send is now desoatched
for twenty-five cents,other rates being
reduced in proporti-jn.
On application of lt. S. Lennie on
Wednesday probate was granted of the
will of the late James Fox who die.i
in Arizona, about twi months. Thc
estate, which consists of g'lOi) in cash
aud an interest in the Dandy mine on
Toad Mountain, is valued at less than
87,000. Sam. Douglas, of Colvnle is
the executor.
At the meeting of the Royal Arch
Masons of the city on Wednesday
evening last officers for the R.A.C.,
No. 123, G. R. C. were elected for the
ensning year as follows: Geo. Johnstone, Z. ; E. W. Matthews, H.; N. T.
McLeod, J.; W. F. Teetzel, treas.;
T. J. Sims, E. E.; Fred Irvine, S. N.;
Chas. H. Crandon, V. S.; Chas.
Maltby, janitor.
The skating on the ponds along the
lake shore has attracted large crowds
every day during the week, the ice
keeping in excellent shape. A number
have suggested that a refreshment
stand dealing- in hot tea, coffee and
sandwiches ought to do a good business while thc skating lasts in that
Voting for the four blyaws takes
place today. Tile polling booths opening at H a.m. and closing at I p. m.
In the east ward the place to vote is
in tbe police court, where J. K.
Strachan will be returning officer,
and in the west ward at the office of
Ward Iiros. on West linker street.
where Magistrate Oreape will be in
charge.. Owing to the fact that at
this election Ihere nre four bylaws to
vote on, the votes for each will have
to be counted separately, and it is
not likely that thc result will be
known till about 5.80 o'clook.
Sold by All Newsdealers
Furnish** Monthly to all lovers of :: mi:
aud Music a vait volume of New, Choice
Copyright Composition* by the most popular authors. 64 Page* of Piano Music,
half Vocal, half Instrumental- at Complete
Piece* for Piano 1 ���:.. >��� a Month for 35
Cent*. Yearly Subscription, $a.OO. If you
will send ui tne namo anrl auilrewi of Five
perform era on thc IManoor Orjran, wc willscnd
you a copy of tho Magazine Free.
J. W. PEPPER, Publisher,
f Ighth ��� Locust Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.
Geo. W. McFarland, who had the
contract for erecting the building for
the cyanide plant nt the Ymir mine.
has completed his undertaking and
returned to Nelson.
Ihe wedding of Archie M. Johnson
which took place yesterday oame as 1
surprise to his many friends nnd ac-
quaintenances. In the afternoon a
number of bin friends who have been
rooming together at the Mess.reoeived
invitations tu call at the residence of
W. "_. Macdonald at 0 p. ro., which
they did. although in ignorance of
the occasion. There they found Mr.
Johnson at a wedding supper in company with his bride, the wedding
having taken place but. an hour previously. Mrs. Johnson, nee Miss M.
F. McKccn, has been a nurse at thc
Kootor.ay Lake General Hospital for
some time, and was very popular and
well liked by all connected with that
institution, as well as by a large
circle of friends in the city. The
wedding took placo nt .1 p. m., at the
residence of Mr. W. A. Maconald
Rev. E. P. Kiewelling being the
olllciating clergyman. Miss M. Fraser
acted as bridesmaid who was attired
in a dark bine travelling dress, and
3. 8. Fowler. M. E., as best mon
for the groom. The happy couple
left on the 1). 40 train for tho coast,
and will spend six w��ek9 visiting
coast cities and California. They
were given a grand seed-on" by the
members of the Mess, wbo accompanied them to tlie station.
Phair. ��� I, A Petty and wife, Miss
U Outohfleld, Three Forks ; S Norman, Spokane; D C Johnson, Everett;
11 Roy, Rossland; S Jones, Spokane;
0 H Williams. M H Cownn, Spokane;
S Sanderson, Ymir; A P Uuchslnrc
and wife, San Francisco; 0 Cox,
Spokane; CR Hrown, Kiuiberley; O
(J Foss, Monissey; T Weeks, London.
Hume.���A T Garland, Kaslo; H \.
Nicholson, R Fox, Rossland ; W N
Hrayton, Knslo; W Thompson, J F
McNaught, Silverton; (I D Seascek,
Bonnington; T Elstei, Strasbury; P
D Duels, Vancouver.
Queens���C A McOlurg, Phoenix ; A
York, Slocan ; Mrs J Milicr, J F Mc-
Failane. Erie; C T Seamon, Cranbrook; W A Davies, Imperial Mines;
Mrs J Westwood, Grand F'oiks,
Grand Central���J Harrison, J N
Ilcrnard, Hewitt mine; W Critchell,
Slocan ; O Karniene, Erie ; Mrs ,/or-
don, Ymir; J Arnup, Houghton; J
Eastes, Ilrandon ; 11 Cameron. Portage
la Prairie; D McLennan, Sanca; J M
Hremner, Mollie Gibson Landing.
At Nelson, Ii. C on Thursday the
Nineteenth day of December, instant,
Mary Fraser M.-Kcen, eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. I. I!. McKeen, to
Archie Mainwairing-Johnaon, pt Nelson, B. C, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. M. Johnson, of Victoria, II. C
No cards.
"Will wonders ever cease?" inquire
the friends of Mrs. L. Pease, of Lawrence, Kan. They knew she had been
unable to leave her bed in seven years
on account of kidney and liver
troubles, nervous prostration and general debility; bnt " Three bottles of
Electric Bitters enabled me to walk."
she writes, "aud in Ihree months 1
felt like a new person." Women
Buffering from Headache. Backache,
Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Melancholy, Fainting and Dizzy Spells will
find it a priceless blessing. Try it.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Canada
Drag and Book Co.    Only 50c.
Have you used healthful Hygenic
Baking Powder, the latest discovery
in chemistry ?
Invest $5 at once and make $4Ii
profit by 1st January, 1002. What
more do you want? This can be done
by purchasing 100 shares iu the Simil-
aitmeon Valley Coal Co.. Ltd., of R.J.
Certificates of Improvements
Golden Crown, Golden Engle, Golden Cap. Union Jack, CreBton, American Flag, American Flag Fr., Union
Jack Fr., Gray, X-Bay, X-Ray Fr���
Maple Leaf, Keepsake, Rhode*ia.
Snow Cap, La Grunde, Cracker Jack,
Cracker Jack Fr., Cynic, Cynic Yr..
Cymric, Dakota, Idaho, Atlantic, Pacific, Old Glory, Morning Glory, Battler, Rambler, Agr.es, Emi ernr, Emerald, Emerald Ft., Czar, Czar Fr., Canada, Toronto, Montreal, Montreal Fr.,
Scotland. Scotland Fr., Osborne, Ores
ton Fr Mineral Claims situated in the
Goat Biver Mining Division of West
Kootenay District
Where located���Between Goat liiver
and Arrow Oteek.
Take Notice that I, A. R. Heyland.
acting as ngent for T. G. Shaughnessy,
F. M. C. B88701, E. B. Osier, F. M. C.
B88703. R. B. Angus, F. M. C. B38702
O. P. Hill, V. M. O. B3KHK��. intend,
sixty days fiom the date hereof to
npply to the Mining Becorder for certificates of improvements for the purpose of obtaining Crown Granis of the
above claims.
And further take notice Hint action,
under section 87, must be commenced
In fore Ihe issuance of snch certificates of
Dated this lflih day of December,
1901. A. R. HEYLAND
Meerschaum CssS   Plug   SmL-kissg
It's All Klglsl.
solis Evoi'.svuere      10c. per Package.
^���^a-^-a-^-^���'^���BB-a'S-S'S-s,&'isvtI-e,,'S'^'S S'&'^-&'S'^-�� "- j -1 ^ w
iff "4,
..Notice to Quit.
We have given notice to vacate our store, and having only a few mora days we propose making the
lively ones.    The keenest buyers will appreciate the bargains on every counter and shelf between   now
closinj? down time.
This is u Big sale,
Not a Mere Hand
ful of Goods.
We have enough Dry Goods here to make things lively for a week's brisk selling. We want
to clear out our stock and open up Our New Store with Brand New Goods. At the same time Martin
O'Reilly & Co. have no shop worn goods on their shelves.
Just a few Comforters left and they will
sell at, each $      75
Another lot of 10 Comforters will go at.     i  25
We have 5 or 6 dozen Leather Belts, all colors;
they will all sell at exactly Half Price.
Marcella Quilts
Here is something always useful that will
appeal to careful buyers.
Our $3.00 Quilts now $ 2 00
"      4.00      "      "        2 75
"      5-50      "      "        3 50
A few pieces of Tickings as follows:
20c now , $      15
25c now      16^
30c now         20
Art Muslin and Scrims
Some that were 10c now $ 5
"      "    i2},c now  8
"      "      "    20c now      12*4
Our Women's and Children's Underwear has
had a big sale, but we still have a fairly good assortment left.
About 50 or 60 pairs of Lace Curtains are all
looking for buyers, and are marked away down.
Are the fasts fairly statad? Yes they are, especially when we speak of Ribbons. We have an
enormous stock of Ribbon in all colors, and they
will sell themselves at the following prices:
15c Ribbons, all colors, now $        8
20c      " "        "      "         I2i/
25c    "      "     "    "     i6y2
35c        " " "        "     25
Children's Bonnets and Hoods
Children's Hoods in White and Colored
Cloth trimmed in fur, were $1.50 now $     50
White Silk Bonnets trimmed in lace also
in fur, were $1.00 to $175, now         40
Also a lot of Bonnets in White and Red,
trimmed in fur, worth 2.00 to 2.75, now        go
Another very similar lot to go for        75
Women's Cotton Underwear
Night Gowns that were $1.00 now $     60
" "    "       1.75    "        1  10
" " "    "       2.00    "        1  25
Swiss Embroidery.
Skirts that were $1.25 now $ 90
"        "      "      1.60    "          1 10
"        "      "      2.50    "         1 50
Coif Capes
Golf Capes trimmed with Green and Red Habit
Cloth, all new.
Were 9.00, selling at $ 7 25
14    10.50    "        "     8 25
"    17.50    "        "    13 00
Heavy line of printed Flaunelette Wrappers, fancy colors, sizes 34, 36 and 38, regu-
ular 5.00, now $ 2 00
Corsets and Gloves
The prices of Corsets and Gloves will   continue
the same as last week.
The Best Value
Ever Offered
A fine Jewel  Case  that  will
wear for  $1.25.
Christmas Goods
Patenaude Bros.
In immense profusion are displayed on our
tables that you may see them to advantage.
Suitablejaifts from 25c. up, Artistic, Useful, Fancy
Come and inspect them.    You  will  he  delighted.    It is a pleasuie to show goods.
For domestic or steam use.
A  full   supply  always  on
Rates to   all  railway  and
lake points
General Agent,
Tel. No. 265.
Office ��� Two  doors   west
C.P.R   offices.
If there is anything you require, at>K
for lt  Id    1>�� sMlumn of the Miner
Will pay the highest oash prioe for all
kinds of seoond hand goods. Will bny
or sell anything from an nnchor to a
needle. Furniture, stove*, carperta,
cooking utensils, bought lo household
quantities. Also oast off clothing.
Gall and see me or write. Address
Silver King Hike. Bos too. Hall
Street, Nolson, B. C.
Wlndarmere Mines.   CorroapondsnoaSolloIt
Cor. Baker & Stanley St*.
The Jeweler
a_i_l.Rl ^FER M " lB the font and
ohonpgt on ihei market. Alw try our
WINES,    LIQUORS     and    OIQAR&,
Telephone U b,^ fc^���
Be  sure and get the genuine
something that looks   like   it.    Law'
re nee Hardware Co., Agents.
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