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i Newspaper in the Koo-
t tenays. Established
5    eleven years ago....
t A Miner want ad. will \
* make it known to all I
I    Nelson and Kootenay. I
Weekly Edition No 489
Nelson,  British Columbia, Friday,  March 22, 1901.
El venth  Year
~~" -����� I ian church last night,   an   Important
CoJ  G_��... " I taken in the direction  of ac-
Action Taken by Both Federal and Pro
vincial Governments-James J. Hill
and Mackenzie & Mann In
On V. Y. & E.
|\ h\ I L If /A I -TV/ i__r I Vy I _L__f \_/K--   t new church premises calculat
ed to accommodate the rapidly growing congregation. The speolal committee-appointed to report on a new
site, returned a recommendation in
favor of five lots on the north Bide of
Carbonate street opposite the Central
school. The lots are owned by the
C, P. R. and were quoted to the managers of the church at an aggregate
value of 83,300, The congregation
passed a resolution authorizing the
managers to acquire the lots. Another resolution was carried supporting a
request to the Presbytery for permission to sell the present church property. The action thus taken is the
first step toward the construction of a
church, which tbe members feel is 'a
pressing necessity for the near future
in view of the rapid growth of the
membership aud the present inadequate church quarters. Further developments will be awaited with interest.
Victoria, B. ft, Marcli 21.���A deputation from the city of Victoria waited on the government af noon, urging
aid to an independent and competitive line from the coast to Kootenay.
Mayor Hayward in presenting the resolutions passed at a public meeting a
few evening ago, read the following
telegram which was received by Mr,
Bodwell this morning:
"New York,March 21.���If you think
it advisable you may announce that
the Great Northern railway and Mackenzie A Mann are equally interested
in the V. V. A E. railway company
stock.    (Signed)
tsSi "J- J- I1IrjTj>
Other speeches wero made and Premier Dunsmuir then intimated that the
policy of the government was to make
the best possible bargain for the province. The V. V. A E., he said, had
submitted no chart, profile or plans of
routes. All they said was���"Give us
four thousand a mile a_tt we will
build the road ; that is, provided wc
get a subsidy from the Dominion government." Mr. Dunsmuir added that
he didn't believe in what had been
done in the past, namely, giving
away subsidies and land nnd nave
nothing to say about control.
Mr. Eberts elucidated the plan at
greater length, saying the government's policy was not, as some of the
deputations feared, to build in from
Spences' Bridge or to reach the Boundary vis Shuswap and Okanogan, but
in a direct line from the mouth of the
Fraser to the Boundary country.
There would be a provision also that
the company must provide a daily car
ferry to Vancouver island.
Mr. Dunsmuir said his effortswould
be to make the point where the cars
land, at Victoria. Tho company
which got tho charter would be obliged to enter into a binding agreement
with the provincial government that
notwithstanding the acquirement of a
Dominion charter it would still bo under the opeiatlon of tho provincial
laws. The government had further
under consideration a saving clause
providing for the acquirement of road
by the province after a term of years.
He could not further unfold the plan
till he heard from tho Ottawa government, which he thought ought to deal
liberally with the province iu the
matter of railways.
Ottawa, March 21,���At a meeting
of the railway commlttoe today a bill
of the British Columbia Southern railway aompany, whicli is really the C.
P. R,, evoked lively criticism from
the western mcniDers. The company
Bought power to build branch linos
throughout the province whenever authorized by the governor-ln-touneil
and to get a five years' extension of
time to complete the road.
Western members protested energetically against allowing the company
to blanket the whole province, of Hritish Columbia with a charter, as It had
I done in Manitoba, and stlllc tho development of the country.
Finally, Mr. Blair's suggestion to
give the company one year's extension
In which to begin work and to limit
Its power to build a branch line from
Fort Steele to  Golden,   was  adopted.
J. A. Gcmmill, solicitor for the
Crow's Nest Coal company, on being
Interviewed by your correspondent
today, said that he had no word of
any settlement between his company
and 0. P. 11 , whereby the latter was
to stop opposition to tlie Fernie
Victoria, March 21.��� The premier
and members of the executive couneil
of British Columbia gave an in linen-
tlal deputation, headed by the mayor
of Victoria, most satisfactory insurance this morning that the policy
which they proposed to follow in con
neotlou with the construction of a
railway from tho coast to Kootenay
would be not only  in the  interest of
the province but of the city of Victoria. The deputation alluded to was
uiude up of the most representative
business and professional men in the
city, appointed at a mass meeting
which passed a resolution for a competitive line. In pressing for the bon ���
using of an independent and competitive line from the coast to the interior of the province, the mayor read a
telegram showing that James J. Hill
and Mackenzie & Mann are equally
interested in V, V. A. E. railway
company stock.
The remarks of his worship were
supplemented by short speeches from
ex-Mayor Bedfern, Dr. Jones, and
Aldermen Beckwith and Brydon. In
reply the premier pointed out that
the policy the government proposed
to adopt was that of making the best
bargain possible for the province.
Attorney-General Eberts then went
into the necessity for the extension
of the island railway, and of the construction of an iill-Ciinadian route to
the Yukon, thus insuring the trade of
the Klondike to Canadian cities rather than to Seattle, which had been
built up nt the expense of Canada. In
reply to a suggestion from Mr. Hel-
ruekerr, who accompanied the deputation, the attorney-general said that
the government wus considering a
proposition to insert a clause iu the
charter permitting the acquirement of
tlie road after a term of years on certain terms by the province. Further,
they would compel any company
which obtained a charter from them
to sign an agreement to effect that if
a Dominion charter was obtained
they would still be amendable to the
railway law of the province.   ,
Alderman Yates expressed fear that
the car ferry alluded to by the attorney-general might be run from Vancouver to Nanaimo, and thence to
Quutsino, thus making the latter
point the terminal one instead of Victoria.
Tho premier replied that nil his
efforts as a citizen of this city would
be employed to prevent such a contingency.
Alderman Yates said that what
might be cheapest at the time might
be dearest in the long run, by exposing the country to monopoly.
In reply to this the premier said that
tho V. V. & E. had furnished no
charts, maps or profiles of their proposed road, and all that they had
done to date was to say to the government, "Give us 81,000 a mile and we
will build the road, provided we also
get a subsidy from the Dominion government." It was, he said, the intention of the government to control
tlie rules and to derive a percentage
of the earnings. He did not believe
In what hud been done In tho past,
namely, give hinds und subsidies to
these compunlcs and not be allowed
any say In their control.
Tho attorney-general explained the
position of tho administration ut
some length, although he said that
the government could not pin itself
down to one road, until it had heard
from Ottawa, which had been asked
to deal with the province liberally
In the matter of railway construction.
Feur had been expressed that the
policy of tho government was an alternative one, namely, that It might
sanction a road from tho coast or one
from a point on tho C, P. R., say at
Spencc's Bridge or via tho Shuswap
A Okanogan railway. He might definitely say that any road whicli they
subsidized must build from the mouth
of the Fraser to the Boundary, thus
opening up thut 'whole country. Further, it would be a stipulation in the
contract thut the compnny must provide for n ferry dally from tire mouth
of the Fraser to Vancouver Island.
The place of meeting for the curling
club's winding up session tonight has
been changed from the  board of trade
rooms to the Hotel Hume.
John Hammond, of Gold Reef
Fame, Killed In a Mine
Mounted Regiment for Service
In South Africa to Be
takes no action on proposed
Amendments to school
St. Paul's Congregation Authorizes tho
Purchase of Carbonate Street Lots.
At tho  congregational  meeting  of
the members of St.  Paul's   Presbyter-
The Nelson board of trade will not
take action at the present time in the
direction of agitating for the establishment of a Dominion portfolio of
mines. The matter was referred to
the council to consider and act upon,
and by the council was turned over to
a sub-committee. At last night's
meeting of the council the sub-coin
mittee presented its report on the subject, and dealt with the proposition
in a manner which commended itself
to the couneil. The report, which
was accepted, read as follows:
"Your committee to which was referred the question of establishment
of a Dominion portfolio of mines, beg.
to report that after giving the mattei
due consideration they have come to
the conclusion that they cannot r c-
ommend action by your board at the
present time, for tbe following reasons:
"The suggested measure would involve questions of change of policy
and departmental workings which the
government would dosiro to aiako a
point of In tho speech from the throne.
"In view of the more pressing and
important questions now or about to
be put before the government, wc feel
It would be unwise to ask the ministers to take up the consideration of
this matter until after the matters
pertaining to railways and bounties
on refined lead have been disposed of;
"Resolutions from other boards
praying for the creation of a portfolio
of mines have apparently not had attention paid to them,probably for reason which (were we to press for consideration) might detrimentally affect
prospects of future success;
"For the present, therefore, your
committee would suggest that the
mutter bo carried no farther, and that
the delegates to Ottawa in the matter of refined lead bounties be requested to informally present for consideration of tho government the question
of enlarging the scope of the geologi
cal survey, in the meantime, with a
view to the more useful and extended
disscmluntion uf the knowledge In
Us possession relating to mineral resources and statistics."
Another important matter came up
in connection with the communication from Smith Curtis, M. L. A., enclosing a copy of the proposed amendments to the School bill with the request that tlie board should forward
to him their opinion as to the desirability of the amendments. The board
wont Into the matter, hut decided to
tuko no action thereon.
A communication was presented
from the Mine Owners' Association
requesting the board to join in the
expense of sending one delegato to Ot-
tnwn for the purpose of Impressing on
the government the necessity of assisting In tho establishment of B refinery to treat the product of silver-lead
ores mined in Canada, As thu board's
treasury will not meet the demand at
the present time, F. W. Swanuoll,
secretary, was authorized to collect
subsctiptlons for this purpose,
Fort William, Ont , March 21.���
News reached here today of a fatal accident at the A. L. mine yesterday.
While placing a boiler in position at
the mine, James Hammond and John
McGrath were both accidentally killed, being crushed to death by the
heavy boiler. James Hammond was
one of the best known men of the district, especially in connection with
mining interests. He was one of the
pioneer miners and interested in the
Hammond Reef gold mine, which was
named after him. He was in the
prime of life and actively engaged in
developing the district by opening up
gold and copper mines.
Montreal, March 21.���There have
been 1,040 oases of scarlet ' fever in
Montreal in the last six montfts.
Quebec, March 21.���Demers A Co.,
boot and shoe manufactuiers, have assigned, assets 820,000, liabilities
* Kingston, Ont., March 21 ���Major
Read, new commandant of the Royal
Military College, arrived here yesterday afternoon,
Halifax, N. S.,March 21.���Warrants
have been issued for the arrest of the
Lantz brothers, charging them with
the murder of David Emeck, at Shu-
I Ottawa, March 31.���There has been
another delay in the date of departure
of the Canadian recruits for the South
African constabulary. Owing to delay In fitting up transports, the recruits will not sail from Halifax till
Thursday, March 28.
Toronto, Maroh 81.���Rev. F. C. S.
Meathcote, rector of St. Clements
church this city, will accompany the
Canadian recruits for Baden Powell's
South African police as chaplain.
Leave of absence has been granted
him for three months, when he will
return to St. Clements. He will leave
for Halifax in a day or two.
Toronto, Maroh 21.���Major Hamilton Mcrritt, second In command of
the governor-general's bodyguard who
served In Brabant's horse during the
earlier part of the war, and who returned to Canada u few weeks age, announces thut, subject to the consent
of the Canadian government, the war
olliee has accepted his oiler to raise a
mounted regiment of 000 men for service In South Africa,
Montreal, March 21.���The Star's
London cnhle suys: "Mulock interviewed Chamberlain, colonial secretary, at the colonial olliee this afternoon, Mulock has been Invited by
Lord Balfour of Burleigh to appear
before the lnter-dcpartmental committee on the cable system of tho empire
on Tuesday next. Ho will, In consequence, defer his departure till Wednesday, joining the IIiinluya at Marseilles."
Dunnville, Ont., March 21.���Alex.
Lynch, farmer, wbo has been noting
strangely ot late, yesterday morning
seized his wife, told her both should
die together, then took the king bolt
of a wagon and boat her on the head
till he thought she was dead, and
then took a pen knife, sharpened for
tho purpose, and stabbed himself in
the neck, severing his Jugular vein
and riving almost instantly. Mrs.
Lynch was found in an unconscious
condition lust night, with her head
terribly lacerated and bruised.
Toronto, March 21.���No important
change, were made in the revision of
grunts which work was completed at
a meeting of the Presbyterian Home
Mission commlttoe rn Knox church.
Appropriations for Manitoba and British Columbia and the Northwest caused a good deal of .discussion and wore
finally  adjusted as follows:   Ontario
and Quebec, 827,050; Manitoba and
Northwest, 818,000; British Columbia,
824,000; traveling expenses, Manitoba, British Columbia and Yukon
missionaries, 80,000; printing, interest
and general expenses, 8-l,o0ii; salaries
and expenses of superintendents,
84,500.    Total, 807,150.
THE LOCAL  . ���
Alexander Cross, an Esteemed Citizen,
Passed Away  Suddenly.
Alexander Cross, an esteemed citizen of the city, passod away almost
without n moment's notice yesterdny
morning at his residence on Mill
street. The deceased gentleman had
been ill for some time, but no immediate danger was apprehended. As
he was about to partake of some refreshment, he was suddenly stricken
with heart failure and died almost instantly. He was 50 years of age and
leaves a widow and several   children.
Deceased had resided in Nelson
something over a year, coming here
as the representative of the Jenckcs
Machine company from Sherbrooke,
Quebec. The remains will be taken
to Sherbrooke tomorrow via C. P. R.
for interment. The funeral will be
Coldbrook, Mass., March 21.���Mrs.
Lizzie Naramore while in a fit of insanity this evening killed her family
of six children at her home, a farm
house, half a mile from this village
and then tried to take her own life.
The children ranged from 10 yearn to
a babe of 10 months and their lives
were taken by the mother with an axe
and club. Then she laid the blood
drenched bodies on the beds, two on
one bed, and the other four on a bed
in another room.
This terrible sight met the eyes of
tho husband and father, Frank Naramore, when he returned home some
hours later. Mrs. Naramore then attempted to take her own life by cutting her*throat with a razor, and
when discovered she wbb on the bed
on which the bodies of four children
were lying. Although she cut a deep
gash in her throat aud suffered the
loss of much blood, it is believed she
will recover. Medical Examiner Wal-
cott, of Barre, was summoned and
took charge of the bodies, while physicians attended to the wound of Mrs.
Naramore. She was removed to the
village hospital where an attempt Is
being made to save her life. At a
late, hour tonight the attending physicians wero confident she would survive.
During the evening a number of
neighbors of the family saw and talked with Mrs. Nurumore, and to them
she told how she killed her six children. At the time the party of villagers found Mrs. Naramore, she was
asked how she did the deed and she
said that she took Ihe lives In four
different rooms and ns fust as she killed one child, the body was placed on n
bed. The children were three boys,
and three girls. Ethel, 10 years, waB
the oldest, while tho ages Walter,
Charlie, Chester, Ilesslo and Lena
ranged from eight years to 10 months,
Lena being the baby. Mrs. Narumore
told her most Intimate friends tonight
that she killed Ethel und then follow
ed with the Ave others, each time
tailing the next oldest. Five were
killed by being struck on the head
with tlie back of an axe, while Lena
was killed with a club. She says she
fully expected the gash In her throat
would cause her deuth and that when
her husband returned at night he
would find all of the bodies in the
two beds. She appears rational this
evening and displayed signs of sorrow for the dccrl she hud committed
although she was unable to give any
reason why sho killed the children.
When Mr. Naramore reached tho
house be was prostrated witli grief In
tlie loss of his family. Each of the
children had evidently received several blows as their heads were terribly bruised and blood wus scattered In
nil directions about the room. Mrs,
Naramore had evidently made preparations for the deed us the doors were
ull locked and bun ieaded with Sticks
of wood.
An ad. in The Miner
always brings results.
want  column
Joseph Martin Introduces a
Bill to Make Champerty
He Disapproves of Proposal
to Impose Duty on
Victoria, B. C, March 21.���Mr. Joseph Miirtin this evening introduced a
bill to legalise champerty, which, he
held, in a new country such as British
Columbia, was perfectly legitimate,
especially in mining districts, where
men frequently had no assets beyond
claims, and the only way in which
the3' could secure a lawyer was by giving them an interest in their possessions.
Mr. Garden's motion mcmoralizlng
the Dominion government to impose
a duty on lumber was assailed by Mr.
Martin, who hold it embodied the protection principle, and that before the
mill men. sought privileges In the
house they should discharge their
Japs and Chinese. He said he wns
dissatisfied tbat the Dominion government had not gone further In the
direction of a tariff for revenue.
Leave was granted by the full court
todav for the province to appeal the
late decision re the rights of natural -
ized Japs to the franchise to the privy
Mr. Curtis put in a strong plea for
more judiciary for the Kootenay and
Boundary districts. Mr. Eberts said
the claim was just, and promised to
submit a bill redefining the boundaries of judicial districts, when the Do
minion government, ho felt sure,
would appoint more county court
Against G. T.   R. Will   Probably  Be
Settled  Amicably.
Montreal, March 21.��� Negotiations
between the grievance committee of
the Grand Trunk railway engineers
and firemen aie in progress. A conference was held with Messrs. McGul-
gan and Morse today and several
members of tho committee hope that
their mission will be ended satisfactorily by Saturday night.
They profess to bo hopeful of an
amicable settlement being reached,
Mr. Sergeant, grand master of tbe locomotive firemen, has gone to Chicago, but Mr, McAithur, grand master
of the engineers, Is still  here.
J. II. Ross Succeeds Mr. Ogilvie���Ber-
nler's Polar Expedition.
Ottawa, March 21.���In tlie senate
today Mr. Mills Bald that Mr. Ogilvie
waB desirous of being relieved from
the commissionershlp of the Yukon
and that J. U. Ross was appointed to
replace him.
The governor-general has written to
Captain Bornlcr stating that he haB
much pleasure In publicly becoming
patron of his Arctic exploration
Canadian Newspapermen's   Organization In Healthy Condition.
Toronto, March 21.���The f��rty-
third annual meeting of the Canadian
Press association began this morning. President Wlllison stated Unit the
membership of the association had
veiy considerably increased during
the yenr und was now the largest In
its history. Secretary-treasurer Cooper's report showed that the association
had on band on Januury 1st lust u
surplus of 8221.14. He suggested that
in view of the early possibility of
the nationalization of the telegraph
system, a Dominion press Council
could be funned whose advice cculd he
considered by the government on
tho question of press telegraph rules
In event of government ownership.
Tlie association adopted the proposal.
The incoming executive was Instructed to take steps toward the formation
of   such   u   council from  the   various
press associations of the Dominion.
The nomination of officers resulted
in the election by acclamation of V.
G. F. .McDonald, Alexandria, as president; D. McGllllcuddy, Goderloh, as
first vice-president, and John A. Cooper as secretary-treasurer. The afternoon's programme Included the reading of papers.
Victoria, March 21.���The steamer
Otter returned this morning from the
scene of the Willamette wreck, bringing Captain Hanson and thirty of the
crew who will proceed to the Sound
tonight. The vessel's back is broken,
there being about u foot wide fracture
amidships in the upper part of the
vessel. The wreckers will be able to
save the machinery, but otherwise
she will be a total wreck
London, March 21. -Advices received from Mengo in Uganda, Africa,
dated Thursday, March 14, say that
Muludzi,the Mohammedan who recently proclaimed himself as leader of a
new religious doctrine in Uganda,
died at Mengo that afternoon under
extraodinary oicunistitirccs, after a
short reign as a prophet.
Victoria, B.C., March 21.���Big bush
fires bavo prevailed in Australia,
according to news brought by the Mio-
wera, tho largest being at Myrrhe settlement which was devastated and not
only were some twenty homesteads
destroyed but many lives are said to
have been lost, Tho noise of the coming flames wus said to have been like
thunder and the sky was darkened
by clouds of smoke. There were
many thrilling escapes, one woman
and her son having been caught by
Humes under a wagon on the bare road
and although the wagon und contents
were destroyed the mother und child
wero unburned.
Reports are given of a sensation' at
Newcastle caused by placing a living
man in the morgue attached to tha
Newcastle hospital. He was brought
to the hospital in a cab und a doctor
went out and casually examining him,
pronounced life extinct, lie wus then
placed orr a slab in the morgue and
arrangements made for the funeral.
Some time after he was found writhing and wus taken le a bed in tbe hospital where he died.
An engine attached to a passenger
train on the Sydney lilwure railway
jumped the truck soon after leaving
Sydney rtud the engine ami first car
were wrecked. Mine persons were killed and 2(1 injured.
London, March 81,���At the semiannual meeting of the Hank of Kng-
and today the governor announced
thut thu net profits for the six months
ending   February   38   were   ��72.1,6WJ,
making the amount of "rust" at the
date ��3,7.0,841, After providing for
u dividend of live per cent.the amount
of "rest" wus -18.099,001,
Dundee, March 21.���The National
Antarctic expedition's IteilDW Discovery was launched here thll afternoon,
Tho Discovery was christened hy
Lady Murkhurn, wife ol Sir Clement
Markharil, president ol the lloyal Geographical society.
Wlarton, Ont., March 21,���Complete
returns In North Bruce bye-election
held yesterday show election of If all 1-
day (Conservative) by n majority,
The funeral of the late Mr. McNair
took place yesterday afternoon from
McArthui A Co.'-i parlors on Vernon
street to St. Paul's Presbyterian
church thence to the ('- I*. It. detail,
where lh�� body was placed aboard the
evening train for shipment to New
Westminster, A strong deputation ���
from the Knights of Pythias headed
the procession and the stulT of the
Nelson Saw A Planing mills followed
the hoarse.
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The funeral of the lute Mr. O'lirlon
will take place this morning to the
church of Mary Immaculate at si.lil
o'clock Instead of 9 as previously announced. High requiem maM i�� to be
celebrated at thu church.
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order of Nklson Puhlishino Company,
prevents the prospector from opening
up a mine without the aid of capi
till. Foreign capital has almost ceased to How into the mines of Hritish
Columbia. If anyone doubts this
statement let him consult those whose
business it is to procure capital for
any mining purpose, whether for the
purchase of a mineral claim, or for
shares In companies which are operating good properties, or, most convincing of all. let him make a personal
effort to obtain capital for any given
mining project and he will soon realize the truth of the above general
statement. Prospectors and companies alike have beep losing heart in
the greatest industry which Hritish
Columbia possesses, and have been
diverting tbeir energies to other
countries. Is it unreasonable to suggest that the government should give
Immediate consideration to the expediency of providing some measure
of relief from the conditions which
are now operating so harmfully?
- A crowd of faith heeler, have been
stoned in Vancouver. It was a waste
of stones.
Everything looks favorable for the
establishment of a Hour mill in Nelson at an early date.
The only thing wrong about the proposal of the government in regard to
the increase of poll tax is that provision is not made in the act for the exemption of those who pay ten dollars
or more, per annum of taxation in other forms. The present system under
whioh non-property holders escape
with a tax for all purposes of only S:i
per annum is a childish arrangement
which no one could expect to continue. In the territories east and
south of Hritish Columbia personal
taxation amounts to about Ss per annum and nearly every man pays it,
whereas in Hritish Columbia the rate
has been heretofore 83 and nearly 50
per cent of the qualified voters and
many who are not voters evade it. In
almost all parts of America men contribute the equivalent of two days labor per annum to tho roads fund���besides school���and county rates of various kinds.
Many persons forget  that in Hritish
Columbia outside of   city   and   township   municipalities    the    provincial
government   assumes    the   functions
that devolve upon county   municipalities in other countries.    The province
collects all  taxes and  provides foi all
branches of   public   service, local,   as
well as  provincial.    The   chief injustice at present, is   this,   thut the government   collector  of poll tux (generally  paid   by    commission)     collects
promptly aud ruthlessly fiom business
men   and   property   holders   who are
easily got at,and neglects to collect at
all from the salaiied man who is, perhaps, much   better   able to   puy,   bill
who, having   no ollice or   fixed domicile is able to give the collector   more
trouble than the 15   cents commission
Is worth.    The   inun who is liable  to
the government   for   hundreds of dollars   in   other   forms of   luxation,   is
compelled   to puy his poll tax on   the
3rd of January.    The  gentleman   unencumbered with   pioperty dodges the
collector a few times  anil is then forgotten.    An   annual   revision   of  the
provincial voteis' list und   the  exclusion   therefrom   of   all   non-property
owners who fall to produce n poll tax
receipt for the ourrent year   would be
a measure of substantial justice. Taxation without   representation   is  vicious.    Is the reverse principle less so'.'
A branch of the Hritish Empire
League has been organized in Victoria
with a good membership.
A New Hrunswick pastor wants six
Mrs. Nations in his town. What a
tougli place New  Ilrunswiclr must be!
The Leader of the Opposition
Defines it In Dominion
The Vancouver grocers are crying
out against the credit system. They
are grappling with a pretty large
It is sincerely to be hoped that arrangements will shortly be made
whereby Nelson will have a good band
The Miner was called upon to make
the disheattonlng announcement yesterday morning that the High land
mine at. Atniwoi'lli hns practically
closed down, this course of action being necessary owing to existing conditions making it Impossible for the
property to he worked at a profit, No
one who has the true interests of the
country at henrt can view with composure this alarming situation, Nome-
thing must be done und tbat at once
If the mining Industry Iu this province is uot to be completely stilled
and rendered a thing of Ihe past.
The industry, instead  of  thriving, as
it ought to do with such magnificent
opportunities as we know It possesses,
is steadily anil rapidly diminishing.
This Is a disagreeable conclusion to
arrive at, but we shall never seeute
the prosperity we ought to enjoy unless we are willing to look fuels in
the faco, and set to work to remove
the causes whicli hinder our progress.
Wc have In Hritish Columbia one of
the most valuable mineral countries
in tho world, Containing tho northerly extension of a mineral belt whicli
has produced enormous wealth in the
United States. Experts are all
agreed that a sufficient evidence already exists to warrant us in concluding that our mineral lands will,
npon development , yield similar results. The mining industry uf Hritish Columbia depends very largely,
for its future success, upon the Introduction of foreign cupitiil in order  to
secure development of the mines, The
experience of the lust years has taught
us thut the development of a primped.
no matter how promising, into n
mine, requires an expenditure of from
190,000 to 8100,01)0 at the very least.
The scarcity of roads, the cost of
transportation, the expense of noecs
sary machinery and the high price of
���II article* of consumption effectively
It, is doubtful if there is any human
being living today  around whom centers  moro universal interest than Andrew Carnegie, the  great Scotch philanthropist.    The marvellous   genesos-
ity he has shown   during the past few-
weeks will command the attention   of
the whole   world.    Within two  days,
previous   to his departure from America for Europe, ho gave away 810.000,-
000���85,000,000 to benefit   employes of
tire Carnegie steel   works and 85,000,-
000 to establish public libraries in the
city of New York.    This is  astonishing munificence; and,   aside from the
benefit which will result to those who
will   reap   direct   advantage from the
monster donations, it is interesting to
speculate   what will   be  the effect of
his marvellous  exhibition   of  philanthropic upon tho wealthy men of   the
world at large.    It cannot fail to have
a profound effect; and it   is   conceivable that history may hereafter  place
the name of Carnegie among the great
benefactors of   tbe   human   race���not
only io the sense that he gave largely
of his moans, but   that   he so lived as
to set a glowing example to be followed by all who have been so fortunate as
to amass great wealth.    Itts action in
thus disposing for public benefit of  a
great  portion   of   the huge wealth he
has amassed is sure to be followed  by
other   large   capitalists,   and  then it
will   be   seen   thut he   buihled wiser
than he   knew   when   he  determined
upon   his   remarkable  acts of philan-
tbopy.    Hut does it not   appear, when
giving  consideration to tnis     1.     ,
that it lias been clearly shown   i,,, .Inflict that such men us  Carnegie   have
been able in a few years to aiouss   ul-
rnost countless   wealth, that   capital,
ud'oitly managed, doubles  itself over
and over again���in   other words, that
when   an   individual   has   acquired a
certain large   sum   of  money, he may
go on piling up millions until he! tires
of  the   pastime'.'   It   would seem so.
Supposing Carnegie chose to continue
Utalting   money and   boarding it.    lie
might go on until death put an end to
his labors, and then his task might he
taken up by his heirs.   Nothing seems
clearer   than   the    fact   that  money
makes money : and one effect of Carnegie's  astonishing   philanthropy  will
surely be. to draw attention  lo the in-
calculiiblu   power   possessed   by   men
who have amassed wealth in directing
the affairs and Influencing   the -oiidi-
tions of tin1 human race.
The C. P. It, announces a reduction
of 20 per cent, in local passenger rates
from coast points. Not bad for a
"grasping monopoly."
The Conservatives have announced
that they will take up again the old
policy of Sir John Macdonalrt. That's
a pretty good thing to stick to.
Sir Wilfrid _Laurier is shortly to
visit the Yukon. He should be held
up en route and told about the need of
a refinery in Hritish Columbia.
This in the day of unions. Now the
servant girls of Eastern Canada have
eonbined for their mutual protection.
Next thing, probably, will be a great
Cook Trust.
Ottawa, March is.���The budget debate wus resumed in the house today
by R L. Horden leader of the opposition who also moved his resolution In
amendment defining the new policy of
the party. First part of the resolution is exactly the sume us was put
forward by Sir .lohn Macdonald in
187SI and known as the national policy, the second part referred to a mutual preference; nnd in this connection Mr. Horden said that be did not
want to attack the policy of preference, but to add to a preference for
Canada in llritain. Tbe third part
referred to discriminating against
these countries whose tar-ill's discrimi
nated against Britain. Sir Wilfrid
Laurier replied to Mr. Horden that
the policy was the same one as wab
defined 22 years ago.
Affects Local Points In the
Northwest and British
Winnipeg, March 1!'.���The C. V
passenger department   announces
Ceylon and India Tea
The gun carelessly lifted from a
row-boat has spoken again and claimed another victim���furnishing one
more instance of the logic of cause
and effect.
Great Hritain's naval appropriations
this year are to be the largest on record. The Czar's peace conference
seems to have had a kind of back-
action movement.
The right of Japanese to exercise
the franchise is to be tested before the
Privy council. We'd be in a pretty
pickle if the question were decided
iu   the allirinulive.
Tlie provincial government will
memorialize the Dominion government
to encourage shipbuilding in Hritish
Columbia. And not a word so far
about aid for the ei I..,in. *it|Ofa
Halifax, March 18.���The Elder
Dempster liner, Lake Champlain, arrived in port yesterday from Liverpool
with 28 returning soldiers and 1,000
steerage passengers.
Campbelltown, N. B., Mareh 18.���
Six persons burned to death Friday
night at Little Cascapedia, as tlie result of a coal oil stove exploding in
the house of John   Gauthicr.
Montreal, March 18.���St. Patrick's
day was celebrated in nearly all of the
eastern cities yesterday. The celebrations consisted almost exclusively of
religious services, on account of
the day being Sunday.
Moncton, N. B , March 18.���Rev. R.
S. Crisp, in the Wesleyan Memoriam
church, said that Mrs, Nation, the
Kansas saloon smasher, is defended
by the teaching of the Bible, and he
thought there shouln be a hull'dozen
Mrs. Nations in Moncton.    .
day the following changes in passenger rates: On and after Thursday,
March 21st a round trip rate will be
Introduced for local points throughout Manitoba and the Northwest territories. The rate will be a fare and
two thirds of tlie present rato, anil
will be good for one month from date
of issue. The same rates are now in
effect in Ontario and Quebec. It is
understood that on April 1 a cut of 20
per cent, will be made in rates on
the Pacific division and round trip
rates wrll also be introduced in Hritish Columbia.
Vancouver, Marcli 10,-rThe Canadian l'acifie railway has made a radi-
ctl reduction in passenger charges.
Commencing April 1 passenger rates
on tbe Pacific division will be reduced
20 per cent, and local round trip tickets will carry a further reduction.
The present passenger rate on the
Pacific division is four cents per mile
ou the main line and five cents per
mile on branch lines, whicli includes
the following: Arrow Lake branch,
exteuding from-Revelstoke to Arrowhead, 28 miles; Nakusp and Slocan
brunch, Nakusp to Sundon, 41 milesi
Okanagan branch, from Sicnmous
Junction to Okanagan. 51 miles; Columbia & Kootenay bianch, Nelson
to Slocan City, t�� 48 miles; Mission
branch, from" Vancouver to Sumas
City, 52 miles; Westminster branch,
Vancouver to Westminster, eight
miles; Itossland, Boundary and North
Star branches, aggregating about 200
miles. On these lines the passenger
rate under the reduction will be four
cents per mile, and on the main line.
Iievelstoke to Vancouver, 8,8 cents
per mile. The reduction wil uot affect
the rate on the western division which
includes the Crow's Nest branch.
It Is Perfect Because It Is Pure, Wholesome,
Clean, Delicious.
It reaches you in its natural state. Prussian Blue, Soap-
ston?, etc., are not used, as in other teas, to hidu
defects.    It has none.
A free sample of delicious SALADA Tea sent on receipt
of postal mentioning which you drink���Black, Mixed, or
Green Tea-   Address " SALADA," Toronto or Montreal-
Ottawa, March 18.���At a meeting of
the executive committee of the Canadian Patriotic fund ou Saturday, it
as decided that as the South African
constabulary is a distinctly permanent
Imperial organization,ils members a-:
t inc.. .ed amongst those for whose
benefit this fund was raised.
Everything points to tne biggest
kind of a row in connection with the
administration of ull'uirs at Dawson,
a prominent hotelkeeper having preferred wholesale charges against government officials.
Dealing with the question, what
shall be done witli the King's colors,
presented to Slratlicorra's Horse by
King Edward, the Montreal Slur puts
'forward thu suggest loll that the regiment should not   be disbanded, as   no
better monument to Lord Btratbcona
could.be devised than the perpetuation
of the Btratbcona Horse, The Stui
argues that In time of pence the regiment can perform police duties, such
us those of the Northwest Mounted
Police, a body of men which bus accomplished wonders In mulntainlug
law and order in the vast Northwest.
American travellers have jflen expressed astonishment at the orderly
state of society In  our   Northwest  as
compared with that  which  prevailed
in their own Northwest at tbe same
stage of development, and theyntlii-
bnte the difference largely to thu
Northwest Mounted Police. The
Stratheona Horse was recruited largely from   Northwest    Mounted   Police,
and there Is no doubt that if the corps
Were kept up it would do equally
good service to the country. Ihe country opened up for settlement Iii tbe
Northwest und British Columbia Is
Increasing and the addition of such u
corps us the BtrtttllOona Horse tj tbo
police force would make it none too
large.  If there should ever ben war In
defence of Canada or the  Empire,  it
would be a fine thing to bave a regiment with such historic associations as
this one would have If  perpetuated,
Much of thu success of the Hritish
army In the past lias been due to tlie
fact that each of the crack regiments
lias a history. The colors presented by
King Edward VII. should be in the
possession of Hie Strathconn Horn)
long nfter the present generutlon of
CiimuliuiiH have passed awuy.
General Ian Hamilton makes the
suggestion that llocr prisoners should
be sent to Canada to work on the railways. As there is no special scarcity
of labor here we do not quite see Hie
point in the suggestion.
The leak in Carnegie's pocket continues, Windsor, Ont., having hud
820,000 dropped into her lap for a library. Carnegie's work consists apparently in making money and his
play in giving it away.
Toronto, March Hi.���W. T. R. Preston, Canadian immigration ngent at
Liverpool, who is here on departlnent-
al business, in an interview suid he
thinks the Hritish government will
soon be aroused to do something towards directing those who immigrate
from Great Britain to foreign conn-
tries, to settle in her colonies.
II is dllllciilt to see what would be
accomplished by further investigation
Into the conduct of tho war in South
Africa. It wonld lead to u lot of unpleasant recrimination ami probably
result In more hnriu than good.
And now the Highland mine has
been forced to close down. This is an
opportune time for the announcement
to be mudo in tho local house thut
the mining Industry Is thriving���
otherwise we might   have a   contrary
The action of the members of the
eity Council in approving of the suggestion Unit a royal commission should
be appointed to look Into the effect
of the granting of the ohurter to the
Crow's   Nest
lerestlng, if for no other reason than
It Indicate! n deckled difference of
opinion between that body and the local board of trade. Perhaps, however, the course followed by cither
body is not surprising when all the
eireiimslances arc considered.
Ottawa, March 18.���The Ottawa
hockey team will leave on a trip to
New York Thursday. A match will
bo played with the New York Athletic club Friday night and with an
all New York team on Saturday
Toronto, Maroh 18.��� Gustavo Pichc,
custom's appraiser at Montreal, was
taken ill on the tru n last night en
route to this city. Be was driven,
on arrival to n doctor's olliee, where
he died in a lew minutes from liem-
riiorhnge of the lungs.
Montreal, March 18,--Rev. Henry
Kit son, rector of tbe church of Advent,
has been appointed rector of Christ
church cathedral. Ottawa, nnd denn of
the diocese of Ottuwu, in succession
to the lato Dean  Lander.
Chinese Diplomat's   Eloquent Defence
of Chinese Civilization.
Chicago, III.', March 1!). ���Wu Ling
Pang, Chinese minister to the United
States delivered the convocation address of the University of Chicago at
tlie student's theatre this afternoon
before the faculty of the institution
and an audience that packed the theatre to the doors. Mr. Wu took for his
subject, "Chinese Civilization.'' His
defence of civilization of his native
country in comparison with thut of
the civilization of the Occident was
much applauded.    He said:
"True it is Hurt China's isolation
has served to strengthen the nation's
character and give it a marked individuality, but this lias not been gained without great losses. The most
serious is thut the nation bus not
been nble to profit by the tiinls, experiences, and achievements of the
rest of the world. This is especially
true with regard to scientific knowledge and mechanical Inventions, It
must be admitted that today China is
centuries belli nil the age rn her knowledge of chemistry, electricity, steam
navigation, rapid transit urrd other
arts nnd sciences. Hut does civilization consist of railroads, telegraphs,
telephones, electric lights, battleships, rapid tire guns, magazine rilles
anil a thousand anil one things which
are regarded ns neccssury for a pro-
giessivu nation'.' Tills would he a
very narrow Interpretation of the
word. Civilization bus, I believe, u
broader meaning, with intelligence,
order, morality and refinement for its
essential elements. Such a civilization China undoubtedly has. a civilization ililfere.nl to be sure from that
of the west, but n civilization nevertheless. Chinese ways are not ncocs-
sarily bud because they often seem
Strange to western eyes. It is merely
a question whether one is accustomed
to llicirr or not.
"When the old original civilization
meets the new occidental ciivliznt.ion
it is to be expected there will he u
clash. Which will have to give way
to the other is by no means certain,
for the race is not always to the
swift, nor the battle to the strong.''
Vancouver, March 18���Dowieltes
made their appearance for the first
time in many months on the Bt reels
last evening and attempted to hold nn
open air meeting. They were compelled to retire owing to the shower
of mud and stones thrown ut them.
Many attempts made a few mouths
ago   resulted similarly.
The headless trunk of a man was
discovered in a box on P.lair's farm
yesterday. It was partly covered by
a thicket. Tlie box had ons end broken open. Swan Amond, the man who
found the remuins, stated that little
llcsh was left on the body, and the
box must have lying in the open since
lust summer. As the remuins are
close to the Fraser the theory is that
an atrocious murder had been committed similar to the murder of Policeman Maine by Chinamen near the
same spot, two years ago. The headless trunk had evidently been brought
by water to the spot here it was
found. The head seemed to have been
cut from the body by a sharp instrument. The Stevcston police are investigating but so far there Is not the
slghtcst clue to the mystery.
Geo. St. Cyr bus had tlie sentence
of death commuted to life imprisonment by the governor-general. St.
Cyr and James Davis quarrelled at
Dawson, Davis was killed by a shot
from the gun held In St. Cyr's hands
at the time. St. Cyr suys it wns an
accident. The crown has given him
the benefit of the doubt.
The first payment of 910,000 by the
Chapleau Consolidated on account of
the obligations incurred by the company hns been received and as a result
nil the executions obtained against
the company have been withdrawn.
R, B. Lennie, legal representative of
the Chapleau, received the funds by
cable together with a message stulini;
that the balance, about as muck
more, would be forthcoming in good
time before the extension of 00 days
expires. The money had been banked
to the credit of R. S. Lennie and A.
M. Johnson, as trustees for the creditors, and will be disbursed immediately. The remittance is equal to SO cents,
on the dollar of the liabilities, ami |
the whole arrangement is legardeil as
most satisfactory, particularly us the
Chapleau people are apparently ubuut
to continue their operations in this j
district on a larger scale than formerly.
The increase  in   the  capitalization I
pending is understood to   be   for   the
purpose of  acqui'lng  other  mineral !
land and  for the development   of  thu
sume.    G. L. R. Weyl, the Chapleau's
financial agent, left   this morning fur
Prance,    lie   is   making the   trip   in
the way of a holiday   and also for the
purpose of laying the exact  condition
of affairs here   before   the   directors.
Mr. Weyl is also manager of the Rosy
lnnd Proprietory compuny,which owns
an addition to  the   Rossland townsilol
that contains  mineral  veins Supposed j
to lie valuable.
Toronto, March  18.���The   board  of
lepers' mission today decided lo muke
a speclul appeal to tho Dominion gov-
Southern railwny Is In- i eminent to euro for lepers on the Pool-
' Ho coast and remove them to Trucudio,
N.   S,    Rev.  A. II.   Winchester,   who
wns present, denied the reports circulated in the east that lepers on D'Arey
Island were neglected.
Montreal, March 1H.���A syndicate
headed by Capt. Walvln of Duluth
made an offer to tho harbor commissioners to   build    grain   .levators   In
Montreal  harbor, replacing Connor's
syndicate, whose efforts have apparently come to naught. The Idea is to
bring grain in largest lake capacity
iioiris to Port Colborne thence trim-
shipping to steamers of tho full capacity of St. Lawrence canals. Tho harbor board Is asked to guarantee bonds
on the cost of the elevators In Montreal Inking buildings as security.
Victoria, Miueh is.���The Now
Chawng correspondent of the North
China Daily News suys that on the
night of February H.two soldiers were
fired at by robbers, whllu on guard
and one wus killed. The guards were
then put ut the oust end city gates,
but regardless of thlH, tho robbers
were still bold uud on the Kith in foi inert a large Chi nose firm that they
would send men to collect a largo sum
of blackmail, The police were Informed and tho Russians sent guards. Tlie
robbers cninu after midnight and out
of twelve the guard captured two.
Take Lnrtnllvo Ilroiuo Quinine Tablets.   All
i!rilirulNl,i refund III" money If 't falls toaiim.
Ilk), % W. dr-'ivu.i nlgim1 urn In on each Imr.
Capetown, March ID.���The military
authorities have approved the new
Invention of a Maxim gun mounted on
a inotiii ear lot lmmedluto  serivce.
the   "No   Popery   Oath"��� Matte
Discuss, 1 In Purlinment,
London, March III.-���In tho house of
lords today, Lord Salisbury referring
to, the question raised by the "No
Popery Oath" lukuii by the King, suid
he must regret very much that Ian ���
gunge of such Indecent violence had
ever been placed in tho King's anti-
Roman "ulhollc oath, but If it was
modified or repealed, a great many
people, perfectly siricero though not
very wise, would say that such action meant supporting trnn-substanti-
utiun, llo proposeil on behalf of the
government that, a committee be appointed to consider the declaration
required for the sovereign on his
accession und to determine whether
its language could be modified advantageously without diminishing Its
eiiicieney as security for the maintenance of the    Protestant   succession,
The mutter will be considered Thursday,
Victoria,   March  in.���The Rlnshnl
Muru, from China, this morning,   reports   that   three steamers of   which
compuny    nre   the
thai   tht
Allan   Cameron's
Her   Trude   Relations   Demand   That
She Retain Interest in China.
Berlin, March 111.���During the
course of the debate toduy on the
third reading of the budget in tho
Reichstag, replying to Prince BIs-
marok - criticism of Count Von Hue-
low's recent speech, that the chancellor hud insisted too much on Germany's interests in Manchuria, and
tbat Germany's interests would have
suffered even if Kiao Cliou had not
been leased, Count Von liuelow said
Germany hud the greatest interest
in preventing friction between the
powers now negotiating in Cliina.
Moreover In eastern Asm, Gel many
had many interests lo safeguard. In
the Shan Tun province she had millions invested. Abovu all, Germany
had to insist on adequate compensation being given for the murder of
Huron Von Kelteler. That was n
question in winch the honor of Germany was engaged and in which she
had vital interest, In his speech the
chancellor further said :
"I hnvc left no room for the slightest doubt thut no (ionium political
Interests exist In Manchuria, but nt
the same time 1 have stated that It
must naturally be our desire that
China must not too surely diminish
her capacity for satisfying the just
claims of the powers for coriipeusu
tion. This is not misunderstood in
any quarter, Two hours ago I received a despatch from Bt, Petersburg,
according to which Count Lamsdorf,
the Russian minister of foreign
affairs, luih expressed his satisfaction
to the German ambassador with my
statements in regurd to the Chinese
The ohancellor gave figures illustrative of tho Importance of tlie trade
between Germany and east Asia,
amounting to so.iioii.iioo marks, while
a hundred million marks are Invested
In Shan Tung province. Germany
therefore hns the greatest Interest iii
preventing the Chinese trade from
becoming the booty of a single power
or soveral powers without hor participation. Count Von liuelow also declared that   the   center of gravity   of
Germany's policy remained in Europe
and that she hud no intention of allowing It to be displaced while pio-
teetlng her Interests in Asia.
Dublin, March 18.���Volleys of
oranges were thiown by the students
of Trinity oollego at Mr. Timothy
Harrington, the. new loid mayor of
Dublin, ns the Inaugural procession
passed the college today. This was
tbe only hostile demonstration   on the
owners are tied up at Kobe, namely' occasion of Mr. Harrington's inaugu-
the Monmouthshire, llntto and Unl-' ration as lord mayor, The police pre.
verse, owing to trouble In securing' vented the people in the procession
ct""' i from storming the   college enclosure,
Heir Apparent's Vessel Meets Storniyl
GlbraRar.Mai'eh 18.���Tho steamship
Ophir whicli left Portsmouth Saturday afternoon with the Duke ami
Duchess of Cornwall and York ot
board, haB probably been caught In
the south easterly gale that has driven several small vcsselsn shore and detained the Peninsular and Oriental
linais and the Worm at Gibraltar.
Ruin hns fallen steadily tor five days,
and the stand on which the Duke of
Cornwall will review the garrlsonl
troops is now the centre of a lake.
Local business men have been   null
fled by the customs   oflice   of   a  neil
departure in tlie form of a statistical
repot t of the imports   and exports
the Dominion which Is being publlfcl
ed monthly by the   department.   Tlifl
report will  contain     practically
same information ns has been contain!
ed heretofore In the annual trade nuj
navigation   returns   whioh have heel
published   on an average   six   moiitrj
after (he cIobc of tho year, so that till
Information conveyed  has been  frosT
a year to eighteen   months old  by tiff
time   It   reached the public.    The il(|
pertinent   will Issue the monthly
port as early   after   the close of  r
month as possible and has cstabli' I-
a special   bureau   ut Ottawa   (or   ' <���
purpose of handling the  mutter.    Tlf
reports arc to  contain   the   foi low i-< ���
Information   and   will be sold  nt t<
cents per copy:
1st. The quantity und value of go
imported and passed through the u
loins for consumption monthly und
1440 .separate heads and sub divided-
us to show the countries of expoi I.
2nd. The quantity and value of Ofl
portB,hunie and foreign produce serin j
utely, per month, under   il2C  sepntnj
heads, and sub divided so as  to  ('
the countries to whicli the  goods
llrd. In addition to the liifonnntW
as to Imports and exports for
month to which It refers, tho ro|
also contains information for the HI
cal period ending with clloh iw��il _
for Instance, the January report
give the Imports and exports for tli|l
month, und, as well, the totals if
detail by urtlcles und countries for '1
seven months ended January of t|
fiscal year, which commences on J"!
1st and ends Juno 30th,
Victoria, B. C, March 1D.-TI|
steamer Wlllumete, which ran
Denmun Island near Vlllnge po'l
about two miles from Union, "lull
sire loaded n thousand tons of c'"v 1
will ho a totul wreck. Her bacH l;��_j
been broken. She wns lying on
roclt amidships nnd when the oftj
part of her hull filled she broke
Ooenf thu most beautiful pictures In
colors. Upon a background ,Jf Pure
Solid Gold Tu-^ls the Family Record in
tho shape of a handsome volume with
Gold Clasps upon a cushion of crimson
velvet with a beautiful Gold Tassel.
On tho pages, under different headings,
are Hpaees in which to wii'o the nemo
and date of birth. On either Side is a
beautiful scroll on which to record
marriages and deaths. On top of tho
picture are tlie words, "Family Record," in tho richest lettering known lo
printer'n art. Under this are spaces
for father's and mother's pictures. In
the lower part of the picture is a beautiful homo scene, ihe dear old grandparents, the handsome, stalwart husband, nnd happy young wife, the loving daughter aud baby boy-tho idolized grandchild ��� are all gathered
around tho table, whi'e grandfather
rends a portion of God's nuly Word.
A truly beautiful scene. Uiidernciith
are tlie words "God Bless Our Fm-
ily.'* Around this picture are olifht
spaces for photographs of other members of tho family, each splice enclosing
a gem flower ploeo*   Kli-ewhcre on the
Elcturo aro scattered creeping vinos,
uds and blossums in lieh cunfusfon,
the whole resting on, and thrown into
bold relief by tho gorgeous background
of Soltd Gold which produces a picture
of I'zzllng beuty. _        JC'
Story That Rothschilds Have
Taken Hold of Georgian
ftUCll 1 3 Our regular price ia
cents, but to anyone who sends this adv.
wc will-tend one for 25 cts. Our price
to agents: 12 for $ 1.75; 6(1 for $6 00; 100
tov $1 i.OO. Wo pay all charges anil re*
turn mom y for u is.>ld pictures. N. C.
Jackson, Flln.O j City, bought 87fi
Records for |il.i'o: sold them for hMf-
price, Sfiots. each it, flye days, nmUinir
U2.50dear pr�� fit. Can you do loiter?
We havo 6,000 to.timoi ials and want
yours.   Address
Home Povelty Mfg. Co., (Department 381 B.J
P. O. Box 518, Chicago.
Close connection East and Westbound at Spokane withtr-ains of the
trains of the Spokane Falls and Northern Railway.
Direct connection at St. Paul without change of rtepot with all trains for
Chicago, Toronto. Montreal, New Vork
and all points West and South.
Leavoa Spokane daily for East at 10:15 a.m
Leaves Spokane daily lor West at 7:45 p.m
West-bound trains make direct connection for Victoria and Vancouver,
Fort land, Hal) Francisco, and all points
on the Sound.
During tho season of navigation East
bound trains conned at Dululh vvith
themngnillcoutsteaiiiships North West
and North-Land of theNortlrern Steamship Company Line, operated in connection with tlie Great Northern Hail-
��� For further information, maps, folders, etc., apply to any agent of Spokane
Falls A Northern Hy., Kaslo & Slocan
Ry., Kootei ai Railway & Navigation
Co., or to
Geul Pass. & Tkt. Agt.    Oom'cl Agt.
St. Paul, Min       Spokane. H'asli
<linnt< in: or impkoikmisnt..
Sitoatk rN tuk Nktjjon MiNrNrr Division- OK
Wkst Kootknav District��� wireim 1.0-
_A-r_n:-ON Hall Minks Waqon IloArr.
ArrorjT  Four  Mii.kh PROM Nklkon,
TAKK NOTICE that I. I'', 0. Gi-oon, of Nolson, noting air ngonL for .Totnr Love, Froo
Mlnor-'H Corttllento No, 3H.71K1, Rob'i't SooW
Lennlo, Fron Minor's Cur'tlilcirlir No, :ill,s>:io, irml
Aaron H. Kelly, F, M. O, No, lii.iwij, lnLurul, lin
days froirr tho dato noroof, to apply to tiro Min
Ingltoeordor for OortlnoateB ot improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining Grown Grant, of
tho ahovo olaims.
And frirthor lako notice that action, under
sootlon .'17, mriHt bo roinniermcil bofoi-o tho Is-
suaiioo of such (lerUfloatea of Iniprovoinonrs.
Dated I IiIji ninth day of February A. I). HUH.
If. 0. (JIIKKN.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, T,
II. Mansfield, intend to claim the interest in the following named mineral
claim formerly held by 0. II. Day on
which he has neglected lo pay Ills
share of the unnunl assessment Work
from .lime 1.1th, 1800 to June 15, 1000.
To wit:   A two-thirds Interest  In
the Rover Mineral claim situated on
Copper Greek on north fork of Salmon
River In the Nelson Mining Division.
This action Is taken under Section
11 of Chapter 45 of the'statutes of
is'.w and amendments of looo,
Nelson, II. 0., Deo. 98  1900
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
browcrii of Fine Lager
Ruer and Potter,
Nn)��nr. 1). O
���IHINU liunui It,
AOTAitv rutin
Wlndorrnoro Minos.   OorreSPoinlonoeSor.oItoil
Vancouver in Favor of the
Government Ownership
of Railways.
Ottawa, March 10,���A story is current hore tonight that the Rothschilds
have taken hold of the l.eorgian llay
canal, They ware at the haok of the
Maucliester ship canal.
byterian home mission committee Rev.
Dr. Worden, presiding, the committee passed claims for the past half
year amounting to 833,500. L'.v. Dr.
James Robertson gave an account of
his visit to Britain aud Europe in connection with home missions. He reported that there was a prospect of
obtaining from twenty-live to thirty-
five men to come to Canada to work
in the home mission field.
Conservatives from all over Ontarro
are meeting in Toronto to consider
measures for better organization of
the party in view of the approach ine,
provincial elections. The meeting is
the result of a meeting of presidents
of conservative associations held on
January 22 at which it was decided
to organize a central association for
the province for the purpose of perfecting organization of a party to be
known as the Ontario Conservative association. R. Shaw Wood, president
of the Middlesex association, was
elected president.
School Trustees Will Protest
Against Property Qualification Clause.
Manufacturers of
Wlre Ropes
The Dominion Wire Rope Co'y. Ltd. Montrea.Que
II. r. Representative, VV, A, MAO LENNAN, P. O. Box Ml. Vancon,cr.
Manufacturers of
Wire Rope
Board of Trade Will Discuss
the Matter Tomorrow
Vancouver, li. C, March 10.���At a
large mass meeting tonight over
which Mayor Townley presided, a resolution was passed favoring government conslruciton ot the V. V. A E.,
and all other roads thought desirable
jn the province. '
Winnipeg, March 10. --Capt. Peer
and Lieut. Kator:, of Nelson, II. C.,
were here today en route to Ottawa
whore thoy join the South African
Kingston, March 19.���Hong Lee,
a Chinese laundryman, has given $50
to be devoted to the 1001 scholarship
established at Queen's University by
the .senior year class.
Ottawa, March 10.���The South African police will leave here on Sunday
next and will sail from Halifax on
the SOth instant. Militia orders were
issued today for the recruiting for the
Halifax garrison.
Montreal, March 10.���The city
council today voted down tho proposed loan of $300,000 for permanent improvements which are urgently required. Failure to secure money will
leave Montreal's street in an awful
condition next summer. The voting
down of the loan, which required a
two-thirds vote was brought about by
sectional jealousy.
Montreal, Mareh 10.���The directors
of the Dominion Iron A. Steel company
met today aud made an allotment issue of $3,000,000 seven per cent, cumulative preferred stock. The issue of
30,000 shares was subscribed for nearly three times. Holders of common
stock- who applied for 'J preferred" received one share for each live shares
of "common" held by them. Applications up to 2f> shares received
the full amount asked for. The balance of 30,000 shares nllotted to other-
applicants, 25 shares each. There
were about 1,50(1 applicants. Applications of American capitalists amounted to $3,0(10,000.
(Special to  The Miner.)
Victoria, P. C, March 10.���
There are evidences that the
government is in a quandary in
regard to its position on the
railway matters now before the
house. A section of government
supporters backed by united opposition insisted on proceeding
with the consideration and passing the preamble of tho charter
for -laffray's railroad yesterday,
although the government was
anxious to defer- it. Today no
sitting of the railway committee
was held, the government convening a caucus of its supporters
instead, when the whole rarl-
way policy was talked over, although results were not disclosed.
The house took up almost the
entire afternoon in committee on
placer mrning and other- bills.
The adjourned debate Was also
resumed on the school   bill.
Montreal, March 10.���The Star's
London cable says: "Hon. Mr. Mulock has been conferring with the colonial oflice and other departments. He
leaves London on Thursday and expects to pay two or three visits on the
continent on his way to Marseilles,
where lie will embark on the 1 limiirya
for Australia. Special interest attaches lo Mrrlock's visit by reason of
the expectation in certain quarters
that the chancellor of the exchequer
may restore Sir Robert Peel's registration charges of u shilling per quarter on wheat and by exempting Canadian und other colonial wheat,
make some Imperial recognition of
Canada's preferential  turifr.
Winnipeg, March 1!).���The residents
of Wo|]��"ood and vicinity are much
excited over the Inexplicable absence
of John Scurlder, who has lived in
Well wood for the past seven or eight
years. On Thursday, the 14th, Scud-
rler was In Carberry anil received a
sum of money, stated to be SHOO.
From the time he left town until the
present ho has not been seen or heard
of, and rumors are rife that ho' has
met with foul play, as there Is no
known reason for  his   disappearance.
The Winnipeg assizes opened today
before Chief Justice Klllain. There
Is a vai ii -d criminal docket, tho trial
if Donald Todd for the murder of
John (iordon is the prineipul case.
The Niini of 8800 taken from a letter In
the piistotllce last fall, hus been recovered and the guilty party   located.
PoliCS   Magistrates Will    Havo
Powers as   In Ontario.
���Ottawa. March 10.���In the senate
Hon, 1). Mills moved tho second read-
lug of a bill to amend the Yukon territory act anil to maite further provision for the administration of justice
In tho said territory, Ho said tho
hill was purely administrative. The
bill proposed to give police magistrates the same powers of summary
jurisdiction us were possessed by magistrates in Ontario,
Ilig Industry   For Toronto���New Conservative Organization.
Toronto, Maroh   19.���Arrangements
havo   been   consummated which   will
give to the
lire city a manufacturing establish
ment of exceptional proportions. Tho
Canadian (ieneriil Eloetlre company
havo secured from the Lnnd Security
company 0 tract of 30 acres of land
at the crossing of the Northern anil
C. P, U, lines and will proceed without loss of time to erect extensive
works thereon,
At the annual meeting of 'he   Pi-es-
The C. P, R. freight department is
distributing copies of a new tariff
between the Okanagan valley and Nelson, which is expected to make a very
material difference in the volume of
business betivoen the Kootenays and
the section that is frequently described as the garden of the province. The
Okanagan valley is famous for the
quantity and quality of tlie vegetables
and small fruit raised by its ranchers,
and the fact has been notorious that
lire percentage of these products marketed in the Kootenays has been infinitesimal heretofore, although a
glance at the map will indicate that
the natural market for the products
of the Okanagan lies in the district of
which Nelson is the distributing
center. While the ranchers Jiave
shipped their produce cast ami west on
the mainline of lire C.P, I!., extending
their operations as fir into the territories as Iiegina, practically none of
the output lias coino to this section;
and tho Kootenays have depended upon products of the l'alouso and Col-
ville Valley for their supply, even In
seasons when the crops were heaviest
in the Okanagun country. The rea
son for this has been ascribed to the
fact that the C. P, R. charges for
goods shipped to Nelson were so largo
that no margin was left for the ranchers after they had cut their prices to
meet tire competition from the South,
Apparently the railroad people have
risen to the situation and are determined to give the Okanogan ranchers
such concessions in rates as will enable the road to secure a slice of the
fruit carrying trade, whicli is now
practically a monopoly for the N,
F. S , tapping the American
growing sections. Tlie rrew C.
schedule   is figured
P. It.
on a basis which
will permit the ranchers to delivei
their product In Nelson at a small advantage over the American producers,
exclusive of the charges for customs
aud examination which gives the Can
udlans a further udvuntnge. It now
remains to be seen whether tlie new
schedule will answer tho purpose of
inducing tho Okanugnu growers to
ship Into the Kootenays. The new
rates uru effeotlve on tho SOth Inst,
hut the shipping season does not commence for several months, A representative of the Kelowna Shippers'
association was in thu city recently
for the purpose of opening a connection with the local produce mon, and
this gentleman is expected to return
a few weeks hence to go into the matter further,
(lovernment Will Have lo Admit
llritain's Conquest.
Washington,   March IU.��� The status
of the Transvaal or- Orange Free State
In the eye of the government of the
United States probably will be for the
llrst time llxed when a constil-gen-
oral shall be *cnl out to Pretoria to
succeed Adelbert S. llay, who has just
returned to Washington on leave of
absence but without the purpose to go
-     back to   Pretoria.    It   is suid that  so
northwestern portion of | far as known there bus been absolutely no official declaration on that
Thlb signature in on every box of the genuine
Laxative BromoQuiiiine **>���*���
M remedy thut cores ��� c_W ta ������� -sy
Opinion in Nelson is divided as to
the merits of several of the provisions
of the school bill now before the legislature. Yesterday draft copies of the
bill were received from Smith Curtis,
M. L. A., by the city clerk, and the
school trustees and the board of trade.
Mr. Curtis requested tire recipients to
go through the measure aud wire their
opinions as to its effectiveness.
The trustees met, a resolution
was prepared for submission to the
legislature by the city council and
the couneil of the board of trade will
meet tomorrow night to take action.
A difference of opinion exists as
to the bill between lire trustees and
tbe council, and their recommendations to tlie legislature do not agree
on some points. Tbe principal sections of the proposed hill that appear
to cause a division are clauses 7 and
14, reading as follows:
:i "7.���In City school districts, any
person being the registered owner in
the land registry office, of land or real
property in sucli. city school district
of the assessed value on the last municipal assessment roll,of five hundred
dollars or more over and above any
registered incumberancc or charge,
and being a Hritish subject of the full
age of twenty-one years, and otherwise qualified by this net to vote at an
election of school trustees in the said
city school district,shall be eligible to
be elected or to serve as a school
trustee in said city school district.
The provisions of this sub-section
shall not govern the qualifications of
any trustees at any election held before the first day of April, 11)01. "
To these property qualifications the
trustees hare entered a protest on the
ground that the conditiorrs are such as
to prevent in some instances citizens
who are to all intents and purposes
qualified from offering themselves
for election ns trustees because of technical reasons.
The other section under discussion
relates to the financing of the school
board as constituted under the bill,
and reads: "The board of trustees
shall on or before the first day of February irr each year, cause to be prepared and luid before the city council
a detail estimate of the sums required
during the current year for the purposes set forth in section 30 hereof,
which sums the council shall forthwith order to be paid over from time
to time as required, upon the order
of the trustees, by the city treasurer,
to the several persons or corporations
for whose use such moneys are payable: Provided that, if the said estimates shall include a sum or sums required for tlie purchase of lands or
buildings tor school purposes, or for
the erection or enlargement of school
buildings, which cannot be provided
out of tlie annual revenue of tho city,
it shall be the duty of the council, on
or before tho first day of April, to
submit for assent of the electors in
the manner prescribed by section (is of
the 'Municipal Clauses Act,' a by law
authorising the council to borrow said
sum or sums on the credit of the
municipalityI and in the event of
such bylaw receiving the assent of
tho electors in tho manner Bet forth
in sections 70 and 70 of the 'Municipal Clauses Act,' the city treasurer
shall pay out of tire proceeds of the
debentures so authorized to be issued
all expenses connected with the issuance of said rlebenti.ies, aud the balance thereof shall be paid out in the
manner hereinbefore in this section
provided, for the purposes spoelfled In
said by-law."
The trustees support this clause, but
the council do not see eye to eye
with them.
A resolution was prepared on the
subject and will be forwarded to tlie
capital. The nature of the resolution
is Intended to impress upon tho legislature the necessity of having the
city couneil represented upon the
school board in ordor that the expenditure oil education may be adjusted
consistently with the necessary expenditure In other channels and witli
tlie civic revenue.
Wo ore pre]
of various types )',,
per-ience and up-ln
to warrant our
bilily, ci
1 to furnish Pumplrg Machinery
.ill Mining Duties,    Our long ex-
Eate plant and methods enables us
Pumps Linapprooi'   ' *
impactiiess and general
Ign, dm-a-
Outside Paula. Duplex Plunger Pattern with Pol Valves.
Tie Nor* Co., Lti, Toronto, Can.
CunlilTe&MeMill,,,,   ' ' '    UUUl
Uco. A. \\ nlk.-ni & (
worst class   of   convicts   and   amor g I
those who have  mutinied   arc twenty;
life   prisoners.      Warden     Tt.mlirison
has refused to grant their demands.
Many complaints Jlrave been made
by the prisoners because of the grade j
of food furnished them, and to this
dissatisfaction have been added slle-j
gations  of    mistreatment.   No  out-
brelk was attempted, however, until I
the men who bad entered the mine
refused to return until their demands
should be granted. They killed the
mules used in the mines anil are living on this meat. Finally the convicts surrendered.
Berlin, March Id.���Tho Reichstag
has agreed to tho proposal of tho
budget committee to include In the
next budget a credit for 110,000 marks
towards Instituting chambers of commerce abroad, although Huron Von
Dlchthoff, the foreign secretary, deprecated tbeir institution, declaring
that if the establishment, of such
Chambers In Amerlcu would be of any
appreciable value, Great llritain
would long since have established
Possession   of    Coul
Leavenworth, Kas,, March il).���In
the Kansas state pentllontlnry coal
mine at Lansing, -.Ml prisoners who
went down Into the mine on Monday
morning, have mutinied and nte
holding fifteen guards as hostages,
Thoy refuse to let the guards come to
the surface until Warden Tolmlnson
promises to give them hotter food,
They threaten to kill the guards if
their demands are Uot compiled
with.   The mines are   worked by  the
The formal dedication of the convent and chapel of the Sisters of St.
Joseph yesterday morning was a most
impressive and interesting ceremony,
The ceremony was witnessed by a
large gathering of citizens wlro crowded the chupel and overflowed into the
community room adjoining. Ilishop
Dontenwill had arrived on tho previous evening and occupied a throne in
the chupel where the proceedings opened. From there a procession was
headed by his lordship, wearing the
mitre and sacerdotal'robes and carrying the crozler. He was accompanied
by Father Ferland and an acoylyte,
terr sisters of St. Joseph following.
Tire procession moved to the various
rooms, the sisters chanting the Mis-
ereru. As each apartment was reached his lordship pronounced a blessing,
Returning to the chapel, the bishop
eolebrated the episcopal mass, assisted hy Father Ferland. A choir formed
of the sisters sang the mass of the
Annunciation nnd rendered the Ave
Marie as un offertory.
Bishop Dontenwill delivered nn
eloquent exhortation to the assemblage. He pointed out the extent of
the sacrifice made by the Sisters, who
had renounced everything to give
their sorvices to the work of educating the young and ministering to the
sick, going ut some length into the
history of the Sisterhood and explaining the objects and methods of their
labor. Iu the course of the address
the audience was urged to assist the
Sisters with their sympathy and with
the practical help they required to
make their work the success It should
be. His lordship remains in tlie city
a week to conduct a retreat for several of the Sisters, who are preparing
to take their final vows In tbe order.
J'his ceremony will probably take
place on the 25th instant.
The convent and , school that has
now been occupied by the Sisters of
St. Joseph for a month or six weeks
is a decided acquisition to tha city's
educational facilities.  The building is
well constructed,   neatly finished and
well arranged, The class rooms are
roomy, well lighted ami heated and
ventilated   on   an    excellent   system.
The dormitories for the accommodation of boarding pupils arc comfort-
able anil arranged witli a view to Securing the best results from the
standpoint uf discipline among ilia
The pride of the. building, however,
Is tho chupel, a handsome apartment
on tho second story. It Is Intended lo
be the center of the devotional life of
the iie.litiit.iou und has been planned
with a view to the ornamental. The
roof Is vaulted and the altar Is a
work of art. Over the altar Is a life
si/.c crucifix aud to the light and left
are statuettes of St. Anthony anil St.
Cecelia, ull three the gift of a friend
of the convent, Over the entrance is
a choir loft in which the convent choir
Is located when services are being
held. The floor Is stained and the
pews of neat design. Altogether the
chupel Is an attractive reproduction of
an ordinary church interior.
Tlie work of the Sisters has been
most successful since their locution
In tin' city and It Is safe to predict
that in the admirably designed building now at their disposal the usefulness of tlie  oriler will  he   materially
-;���    PAT.JUNE 21.98.
Patent Automatic
We nxc sole manufacturers for Canada for
Uie "Truax," which La thu beat Ore Car In tha
The automatic opening and rlosinK door does
away with the lover iu tho hack and ail its
dtaui vantages,
Tno car worka with aawlval. ho that it can
bo dumped on either hide ��-n well as front
The ear cannot bo dumped without opening;
the door gradually. The doer does not commence to open until the bed of t < <��� car i�� at au
angle of twelve degree**.   By tho aid of the
Our agents, Messrs. II. Byers & Oo., aiifematiodOOTboWog tbeoreinlhVcarunBS
Nelson, Kaslo and Sandon, carry stand-  partiau.v dumped, wo are enabled to net
nnl uiyim .nHinrlr       If vnu wnnt ��. Kn��ninl   trunk* further toward* the door end, affording
aro sizes in a cock,   ii you wane a special Rn wtsfer ,lUTniJ lhail lho ordinary car, and
car write tliem or to tie direct, distributing the wear on the axis more equali/.
Manufacturers of Hydraulic Miniufr Machinery, Ore Cam, Ore Buckets,
Steel Wheelbarrows, Engines, Boilerc, etc.
turers make Hi
rule so that they
can keep tab
on their different agents and
always have
their selections
up to the limes.
All    " Slater
Shoes"      are
ed,      perfectly
smooth Inside, no  tacks,  lurn|w   or threads
under (he foot.
To he a fi-enuine " Slater" the sole must bo
stamped with the makers' trade mark, a slate
frame with name and price.   $5.50 and S4.00
Not Sold Anywhere Else.
There's only one post office in ii
Only one Slater Shoe Agency, V
"Slater Shoes" from any other i'.!
The mannfac-
town and
1 can't buy
r here.
LILLIE BR03    Aberdeen Block.
High Russian Circles Greatly
Agitated Over Sunday's
hearing various inscriptions. The
crowd caine Into violent cnllltiinn with
the Cossacks and police. A portion
retired into the cathedral although
services were ({oinif on, behaving noisily anil smoking cigarettes until ejected. AI together 3811 rrrnle students, 377
women, mostly students and 41 other
persona were arrested, A police com-
mls&loner with so policemen, four Cos-
sacks and thirty-two rioters, mslo and
fernnli'. were wounded."
St.  Petersburg,   March
pervades high circles here.
The police
Won't Discuss   Mnnchurlan   Matter-
Thinks England's Hands Full.
St. Petersburg, March Pi.���Answer-
London, March I Is. ��� Tlie Oxford
crew rowed over the full course from
Piitnev to Mmtlrrke this morning In
20 minutes, 60 seconds on 11 rough
Hood tide, The Cambridge crew covered the same distance on Saturday
on an ebb tide In 20 minutes, 4N
Ilornbuv. March 80,���Seven gunners
were kliled by the explosion of n
howitzer shell at Hecunderubiid, India, today.
have   notified   bouse   owners
tbeir dvoiniks or house   police   ropirr t | rlH|
for duty and hold themselves iu   constant readiness. A sot-iia,or company,
of Cossacks passed the Moscow gate
Ibis morning on then- way to Tsar-S-
koeselo, 17 miles south of St. Petersburg Lo which place the czar lias just
removed. Tin- poltoe said they would
escort the czar lim-k to the winter palace nnd that be would return by ear
i-ingr' tnBtCAd of by rail. It appears
probable, howevei, tbat the Cossacks
were merely   sent  lo TsarHkoeselo   as
a  precaution,  since  bis majesty  is
more enslly protected there than here.
It is apparently confirmed that three
students were killed yesterday. The
Cossacks lode Into the crowds on the
sidewalk nnd many laces were cut
open by their knotted whips. Students and WOIking men threw rubber
shoes, canes ami snow balls at the
Cossacks. It is reported that one Cos-
suck was killed. An official of tbe
political police said 1,0110 prisoners
weie taken, among them being 860
women students.
The presence uf working men among
tbe rioters rendered tbe demonstration
more dangerous than any known in a
generation. After rending the manifesto, the students threw their crumpled ,-npicK Into the crowd and raised
a ling inscribed.  ''For liberty."    The
student! also ihonted, "Help  us get
to have!'"(.' " question of the cc
our    rights" and the   inolr   rcsporrih-d
with outers.
The Official Messenger   which   published a report of   recent disorders   in
various Russian pities and of Sunday's
outbreak in St. Petersburg* says of
thelutter:    "When    the crowd, nrim-
ering  .1,1100,   became  turbulent   tho
Cossacks and police were summoned.
Tin1  demonstrators retroltod  to  the
cithcdrril of Our l.ady of Kasan, pelting the Cossacks and police with   various missiles.    The students   a'teinpt-      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ed   to   display   red   and   while   Hags  after a visit to Germany.
rrospondent of
Associated Press, a competent
ofBolal today said: "It Is not true
Hint Russia has yielded to the representations of any of the powers and
has modi tied her demands respecting
Manchuria, because rm representations
were made. Every tentative move to
address the Russian government on
the subject of our "pour purlers"
with China has been categorically declined, llussia is a great power and
has no right lo hold negotiations
with any nthcr government and no
other power has a right tu   interfere.
Soundings  made In a  friendly spirit
have received a friendly answer. Hut
plainly stated, Russia cannot receive
inquiries regarding the above 'pour
parlors.' "
The Informant of the correspondent
of the Associated Press admitted
that the power rebuffed was limit
llritain. lie wus nnl willing to discuss details respecting Monoglin and
Turkestan, hut lie icpeoted that Russia abides by the August declaration
and desires to safognurd the railroad
nnd her thousand kilometre long
The informant uf the correspondent
ridiculed the talk of a military con-
llict at Tien Tsin, He said: "There
is a misunderstanding about certain
liinils which the English authorities
pretend In-long to the railway company. Russia has expressed lii-r willingness tu examine the .ucstlon, If
the claim of ownership before the Russian occupation   is  established,   that
Will end the discussion. If diplomacy
is unable to sattle the controversy,
llussia Is willing to submit it to arbitration, perhaps tu the Hague tribunal or to some other arbitrator.
"After England captures Dewet,
perhaps she will have the courage for
a military oonfllot In another quarter
of the world. While be ih promenading around the Hritish forces, it In
hardly probable that England will
seek trouble elcswhere."
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The first of tbe South African war
medals to be brought into Nelson was
that won by Trooper A. Wilkle MacKenzie, DC, Strathcona Horse,who enlisted in Nelson,served throughout tbe
campaign with credit to himself and
returned home yesterday afternoon.
The medal is a handsome decoration,
suspended on a crimson, .Kelt and
yellow ribbon. Trooper MacKenzie
will wear two clasps,   one   for  Natal
ROUND     TRIPS    AT     ONE     AND
Mr, Joseph S. Carter, district passenger agent of the C. P. R., yester-
,day received word of further reductions in passenger rates. Beginning
today the round trip rates between
points west of Fernie to the coast
and on all the Kootenay branches
will be reduced to a rate equal to one
and two-thirds of the ordinary local
fare.   In dollars and cents, it figures
  ^^^ out as follows:
and   the   other  for the Orange  Free     Nelson to  Slocan City   and  return,
State.   A special feature in connection old rate 84.50, new rate S3.75.
wrth  the medal is that   the   Strath-     Nelson   to  Sandon and return,   old
conaB had the distinction of receiving ra_e 87.70, new rale 86.45.
their  hard  earned   decorations  from     Nelson to Kaslo and return, old rate
the  hands   of  King Edward   in per- 83.00, new rate 83,00.
March 20. A bill now
Onturio logisIat-Te pro
persons having religious
vaccination have the
ing to be vaccinated.
Dr. Sheard, city medical health
oflicer, says if the bill is passed ho
will refuse to be held responsible for
keeping ��� smallpox out of Toronto,
which is rather well supplied with
people of peculiar religious, tenents.
Halifax, N. S., Mareh 20.���A number of Baden-Powell recruits here are
suffering from heavy colds.
Ottawa, Maroh 20.���Mr. Myrtle
Haraot, the only female embalmer in
Canada, died today aged 42 yoars.
Hamilton, March 20.���J. P. Johnson, local manager of the Canadian
Express Co., and one of Hamilton's
most popular citizens, died yesterday
after 12 days illness, of pneumonia.
Toronto, March 20.���Chief MacKinnon of the Weiland canal guard, former chief of police in Hamilton, left
here yesterday for Dawson City, having been appointed chief of police at
that place,
VVestport, Ont., March 20.���H. W.
McNnlly, a prominent business man,
and a member of the firm of Mc-
Nally Bros., was accidentally killed
at his mine seven miles.from here last
night.    He leaves a family.
ian from Liverpool   last   evening   ar
rested Walter Pope,   an   Englishman,
charged with   embezzlement.    Pope is
a   man   about   40 years of   age of fine
appearance,   well     dressed  and   very
plausible in manner.    When   searched
at the station a ticket for Nelson,   B,
C, wus found   in   his pocket  and 8137
He   said   he   was   going to settle
British Columbia, where he had   some
Pope told the chief of police he was
a commercial   traveller  and had been ���
in the employ of a   largo wholesale 1:-   the application for a charter
quor house in Loudon.   He said he did   (Vow _ Nest Southern   passei
not return all the money that bcioug
ed to the firm, but that the firm owed
him   more   in   commissions  than the
amount   of  money    taken    by   him
His   embezzlements   are  supposed  to
have been done systematically aud   at
v; i'ious t'mes.   The home  authorities
have been notified by cable  of   Pope's
arrest and it Is  likely an officer   will
be sent here for him.
Victoria,   B.   C   March   20,-Con-,that the cabinet is not   bound to that
trary to the expectations of  everyone
for   the I
In caucus a few   days ago when the
n      '   Nest Southern  passed through I railway policy of  the  administration
Crow s Nest Sou     rnp dIscu8slon    it   ,���   __d���.
thV r  Zon 1Tate    in   the  stood that  the premier   stated that so
without  OPPO Ition,    ml lat matter wn_  co_.er_ed   ���e
day was reported to the house. I
His evident that the government
for the present has withdrawn i's opposition,     and   Premier   Dunsmulr's
intended to be guided entirely by
the opinions of his followers. As
there is a strong   Jaffray   element   to
position,     ana   rr-uu* ..���    th_ _)ght _, th_ _pealfe_   u   u _ot ������
Statement in regard to bis   not  being m_oly that the bill   will  go   through
 "     '���������n..���.,..-' _,l*li little   o.rjosition,   csp<
the opposition   is almost  unanimous
iu the matter.
A statement made in this correspondence a short time ago that the
government was waiting *o see the
course of events in Ottawa is confirmed in the premier's and attorney-
general's speeches today. Both of
them said that so far as the local government is concerned it is ready now
to disclose its policy, but they
thought it better to wait to see what
action was taken nt Ottawa with regard  to   the  large   railway  projects
hy the C. P. I!.   Indicates  with little  opposition,
A Commission to Inquire Into
the Whole Subject of
Sherbrooke, March 30.���Word has
been received in Watervllle of the
death of O. H. Gale, late of the firm
of Geo. Gale & Sons, of this place, at
Thomaaville, Georgia, of consumption.    Mr.   Gale  built    up  a    large
Ottawa, March 20.���This was private members' day in tbe house, so
the budget debate was laid over
until tomorrow.
Replying to Mr. Prior, the minister
of the interior, stated that the question of the advertisement of the mineral resources of British Columbia
and the whole of Canada was under
consideration. The government was
also considering the question of the
appointment of a commission to inquire into the whole subject of mining.
Mr. Bennet moved that duties
should he levied upon lumber imported into Canada corresponding with
those now existing upon lumber entering the United States. American lumber at present successfully competes
with Canadian lumber in Manitoba
and the territories. The purpose of
Mr. Bennet's resolution is the giving
of the British Columbia and New
Ontario lumbermen   a   chance to get
int  m�����-       Th-nr-lltmell. on the  mainl
The above map shows the Crow's
Nest Pass coal area, which is shaded.
Tlie area was officially reported to
be 250,000 acres; it is now reported of
greater extent. Tire main line of
the Canadian Pacific railway from
Dunmore Junction to Vancouver and
the Crow's Nest Pass line from Dun-
more   west   to    Kootenay    Landing
through the coal area is shown. The
main lines of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific south of the international boundary, with their branches
from Spokane to Rossland, nnd from
Bonner's Ferry, are also shown. The
possible routes of the direct branch
which the Great Northern company is
seeking permission from Canada to
construct from   either    Jennings or
Kalispell, on the mainline, north to
the coal area at Elko are also indicated by broken lines. Everett, Anaconda, Unite, Helena andJ3reat Falls,
the points on the Great Northern
railway system at which its smelters
are at wow, are also marked. Sand
Coulee and Livingstone, where the
Great Northern coal mines are situated, are shown.
luu.    iu.,         ouilt    up   a     large
spring mattress business and only this>arket. The support of the reso
recently disposed of it to an English Iution therefore, came chiefly from
concern ��� Ontario   anfl British Columbia   mem-
  bers, while the opposition came   from
northwest mernbejs.    Davis, of Sasak
.     ������S,1  f_, ���/]
son.   The regiment   was paraded   at
Buckingham   Palace   und in   forming
(or the presentation  ceremonies a bad
bull in drill tactics ^as  perpetrated.
The   Duke   of   Cambrlgde   and   Lord
Wolseiey, both martinets, frowned but
King Edward smiled and accepted Colonel Steele's explanation, "We are not
Un soldiers.    Wo  left   home to fight,
not to learn squad drill," with;amused complacency.    As a result of of the
error, the British   Columbia squadron
was brought to the front and received
their medals first.    Private   Mian   of
Rossland, was the first of the troopers
to receive from the hands of the King
the ncrtt  box  containing  the   medal.
Private   MacKenzie wns  about thirtieth in the line.
This was the crowning event of the
trip. A close second was when Loid
Kitchener addressed the regiment
prior to their departure from Africa
and commended them in tlie highest
terms for their services, remarking
that had they seen the bundles of letters from various gcnernls asking lor
the services of tire Strathconas they
would readily understand why they
were worked so hard and continuously.
Tlie men enjoyed the hard work und
were always keen for a Bkirmlnh with
the wily It.reiH. There wns not a single desertion in tlie corps and no general eourtrnnrtinls wore required for
tho StrnthconuH. Summing up Ins experiences Mr. MacKenzie My 11 "1
would not have missed the campaign
for 85,1)00 nnd wouldn't have taken
twice that amount to remain in Die
country inniil the guerilla fighting
now under way,"
General Duller is admired by all
the troops that served under him, and
the Strathconas are no exception to
tho rule. They say the criticisms of
Ins conduct of the Nrrt.il campaign
were penned by men ten or fifteen
miles awny from the scene of the actual fighting and are, therefore,
Mr, MacKenzie had a touch of enteric fever but otherwise come through
unscathed and is several pounds heavier than when he enlisted here last
Nelson to Rossland   and return, old
rate 80.20, new rate 85.20.
Nelson to Grand Forks and   return,
old rate 89.70, new rate 83.10.
Nelson   to   Phoenix and return, old
rate 812.10, new rate 810.10.
Nelson   to  Greenwood   and return,
old rate 812, new rate 810.
Nelson   to   Moyie   nnd   return, old
rate Su.M, new rate 88.
Nelson   to   Cranbrook   and  return,
old rate 811.20, new rate 80.35.
Nelson to   Fernie   and   return,   old
rate. 810.20, new rate 813.50.
On April 1st these rates   will   suffer
a further reduction of 20 per cent.
��� Montreal, March 20.���The Star's
London cable says: "Major Dent,
-who has been, appointed Imperial remount officer in Canada, with the
rank of lieutenant-colonel, sailed today on the Teutonic to purchase more
remounts for the army, especially in
the northwest. Major Hou. Ormsby
Gore, 11th Husars, accompanies him
as assistant officer."     ,
Montreal, March 20.���Harry Hard
ing, St, John, J. 11. Thomson, St.
John, Geo. McAvlty, and other gentlemen are meeting here concerning
the establishment of a steel ship
building company in the maritime
provincea with a capital of 83,000,-
000, They have got considerable support from local capitalists. Mr.
Harding said he would not be surprised if the near future justified the
erection of plants at Halifax, St.
John and Sydney,
Burns Won
tchewan, said to adopt the   resolution
would   be  not   only  against  the interests  of   the province of  Manitoba
and  the   Northwest, but   tho Dominion at  large.   It   was only the province of BritUh Columbia  th.it wanted
a  duty   imposed.   A   circular distributed by   Hritish   Columbia   lumbermen said that it was   the only industry that was not protected.   To  place
a tax on lumber used for farm   buildings in Manitoba and   the  Northwest
would be injurious   to the best interests of tho country, and  it was not in
Manitoba   alone   that  this tax would
be felt.   Charlton  supported the resolution.
The order of business changed at 0
o'clock and the discussion had not
heen concluded at that time. At the
evening session private bills were advanced a stage. The house adjourned
at 8:ao_p. m.
Lacrosse    Meeting���Captain
Issues a Statement.
Vancou er, March   20.���The am
meeting of tho   New   Westminster la-
crossi' club wns hold    last   ni;;ht.    11.
Jurrline  was elected  president,  and
J. J. Johnston, secretary, A telegram
wns considered from tho Ottawa ,lou
nal asking the Westminsters to compete against the Capitals lor governor-
general's cup, A wire wus sent bnck
stating the Westminster team were
champions of the world ami should
hold thu cup, not tlie (Jupi tills.
It wns announced today by Captain
Troup, manager of the Canadian
Pacific Navigation company's steamers, that a lurge new i.teuinor hud
been purchased for the Skagway run
und would be here In six weeks,
After  a Game and Selen-
Rossland It. 0., March 31.���The
light between^ Borne I I Oolt, which
took plfl ��� in the Holland opera
house under tbe auspici
Victoria, 11. C, March 20.���Angus
McKeown, shoe manufacturer, successor to Ames, Hidden A Co., told the
Chinese commission "this morning
that he would discharge 10 Chinese
now engaged by him and replace
them by white laboi. At present he
employs only four whites. His reason for doing so is that the evidence
given has shown that the employment of Mongolians displaces white
Wants to Know  if   Government
Suppress Deputations
Victoria, March 20.���On Thursday
Mr. Houston will ask tire government If it intends to take steps to
suppress tho deputation nuisance during the session.
        ,. ���  ol   the Ross
laud Athletic Association this evening, was won by tho former In tlie
ninth round. Burns put a right on
tho jaw and left on nock, and as Go IT
tottered to a fall, ho struck him with
his right at the back of the beau, ; nt
the base of the brain. Golf went
down ami out, As Referee McArthur
had counted to four when the gong
sounded, GolT wns curried to ills corner, but when lime wus called for the
tenth round be was too groggy to
come to time and his seconds threw up
the sponge.
The lighting wns fast and furious
frorrr the stttrt. In the first round
Hums rushed GolT nnd had him groggy, hut ho braced up and in the succeeding rounds he do! some lino work
punishing Burns severely and once or
twice bod him badly distressed. Goff
lacked the strength to give tlie coup
I de grace to his bigger antagonist.
Altogether it was the best contest
that over took place in the Kootenays,
las Inii.b tlie pugilists woic as game
us pebbles, fought all the time they
were In the ring and displayed much
science anil cleverness, nearly 500
people witnesses the contest, including a contingent of Nelson sports.
Canudlan    Northern    Bill     Becomes
Law���Fire at St. Boniface,
Winnipeg, Marcli 20.���Hill No. 15,
ratifying the Canadian Northern contract witli tlie Manitobu govern ment
was assented today by Lieutenant-
Governor McMillan.
Tlie residences of Jos. llebert, J. It.
Leveque and Edmund Nuderrn and
several oilier small buildings were destroyed by lire today at St. llonlfaco.
The town Is without fire protection
nnd assistance could not bo given by
tlie Winnipeg brigade owing to the
absence of water supply. The total
loss Is about 88,000.
A true bill for murder was returned
against Donald Todd at the assizes today. Tire charges of bribery preferred
against F, Messener of llolmllold and
Hugh       McKlnnon    of      .urtwright
wero dismissed.
A rich bed of bituminous conl has
heen located ut Souris at a depth of
200 feet.
Nesbltt's private bank and several
other stores ut Roland vitiligo were
destroyed by tiro toduy.    Loss 820,000.
Loft     n
Fortune    by
St. Thomas,   Ont.,   Marcli  20.���Dr.
Robert Kippin of tills city has   fallen
heir to 178,000 left him by an old lady  ��
whom   he   attended  when ill ut Snult 11
Ste Marie a fow yours ago.
An English Swindler Arrested at Hal-
fax���Ticketed  For Neslon,
Halifax, N. 8.,   March  20.���Acting
on cable   instructions   received   from
I Imporlul authorities, Detective Power,
ion arrival of   the Allan liner Corinth-
Government Will   Hrlng   in  Rill providing For Inspectors.
Victoria, Match 20.���Thu debate
on the second reading of llnivtborn-
thwnlto's bill to amend the coal
mines regulations to provide 'or n
bonrd of Inspectors for those who
work underground, wns stood over on
the suggestion of tho minister of
mines, who said the government wns
bringing down a measure in accordance with the suggestions in Hie bill.
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