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Daily Edition  No. 565.
Nelson,  British Columbia: Sunday, November 5,  1899.
Tenth Year
LENSO HAS
EN EVACUATED
hoisting flags over the British  magis
trades.
Boer Forces Seem to Be Closing Round
Ladysrnith.
GEN. WHITE'S FORCE SHOULD BE SAFE
A Fierce Artillery Duel Is Still Proceeding at Ladysrnith.
Prisoners are Being Well Treated at Pretoria.
The Position in Natal Is Critical-
Londou, Nov. 4. ���Though the events
of the week have 'tried the spirit of
the British nation, there seems to be
ahead n still wore oruoial ordeal, that
ol suspeuce. Days, perhaps weeks,
may pass before word comes from the
isnlat/d British force in the neck of
Natal, anil the long wait will strain as
does fi death watch for the eagerness
to hear how the day wont with the bo-
leagtirjd, will bo mingled with overpowering dread that thny have shared
llio fate nf those who fell at Nicholson's Nek. Whatever may bo the just-,
ness or otherwise of tho criticisms
passed cm Ueneral White, it is palpable
that lie no longer possesses the confidence of the public, lie may be fully
able to withstand attacks of superior
forces and may be ready at any moment to execute a masterly retreat,
but as long ns he is cut .ft' from communication1 with the outside there will
exist terrible anxiety regarding the
welfare of seven or eight thousand
men. The most optimistic believe a
fortnight is the minimum in whioh a
force of any potentiality can be pushed to Ladysrnith and tin u it may be too
lale. It is this interim, embittered by
vivid memory of lecont disaster,
which will try iho temper of the British nation, which as a whole, can be
said to have embarked in the war with
stupendous over-confidence i ii > which
has now awakened to the reniizntloi
i f tl u fad tl itif I ��� mn il    - I
i- ��� nuihilntoti m   -. 'il ������. . .->   ������ ���   ii ,:������
nite prolongation of hositilties.thi ugh,
it is said here ol conrse it ran inly defer nud not niter ihe   ul i- al"   n si It.
the British taxpave
pntric ii. bjauts to long I raw n nut
si eeiull.i when waged ngnuisl
.i horn ::. ;,;i- I em brought up
���s- li p.- e i tnp busuI v hi iufeti irs .'- ������
u matter ut Font granting Seueral
White possesses the qualities of lair
generalship, there arc many iciis"iis lo
believe he will In able to hid.; out until reinforced, even if completely surrounded. It is presr.med lm has employed the i ast veeks in stioiuitlioning
his position with earthworks, ami
trenches and which when manned by
such lighters as tho Gordons anil Irish
Fusileers, cannot he taken without a
struggle, His artillery has been reinforced by the naval brigade, and if it
is not a match for Boers, should bo
able to keep the cneinv from coining
to close quarters, He has abundance of
stores aud apparently has been favored by good weather, Combining these
advantages with the military truism
that the,opportunity to select your own
position is half Iho buttle won, it is
snid that there seems to belong to General White fairly even ohauoep of holding his own in spite of the reports that
he is outnumbered two or three lo one.
The British politics continue to consist of lenuthy arguments concerning
tho right and wrong of the war and the
controversy has nut been assuaged by
list of killed and wounded unit r> ports
of victories and defeats. Lord Roso-
boiy's out anil out support of the Government and his criticisms of Mr.
Gladstone's Boor policy have widened
the breach hetwoon Himself anil recognized Liberal leaders to such an extent
that it seems impossible that it can ho
bridged. Thn Spoukor berates him so
soundly, Raying ho had no right to
give advice to the Liberal patty, The
other Liberal peers have not followed
Lord Kosebery's lead, the Marquis of
Northampton and Karl Spencer especially repudiating tho negotiations
which led up to the war.
Berlin,   Nov.    4.���The news  of  the
British reverses and  losses  tn South
Africa have been received in Germany
with less demonstrations of joy than
might have been expected from previous expressions. The mistakes and
shortcomings of the British preparations are poimed out with much vigor
by the press strategists and military
writers, but otbor newspapers com
meut on the week's events fairly. The
Frankfort Zoitung editorially says:
"England, if successful, will ha/e to
thank Germany's neutrality tor it, as
it was tbe only thing which prevented
Rnssia and France from interfering.
Au understanding between Germany
and England is possible on a number
of questions, but no alliance. It was
profitable to England only bo far as oui
friendly relations with Russia are not
disturbed thereby.
The general papers, and the Agrarian
nresa of courso, are still mimical to
the telegr an. The Doutsche Zeitung
commenting upon tho Emperor's visit
to tho Britisli Dragoon Regiment, of
which ho is honorary Colonel, and the
Saninan negotiations, say :
"We stand in tho presenco of a total
political collapse of the German Empire."
The Tages Zeittiug and other Gorman |���:��� i t-r; suggest an illumination in
honor of the Boer successes.
Tbe Staats Burger   Zeitung  de-lnies
tlm Etnpetor is  directly opposing  the
itimsand connections of the ureut malty of 1 '������-" nan people.
Loudon, Nov. 4.���The War Office has
issued the following  announcement:
"The Colonial Office reo- ived infor-
matii 'i to lie offecl 11 al tbe Btii Isb.
troops have withdrawn from Ool iiso
and concentrated further south, but hiu-
no news of any engagement iu thai
ui igbborhood."
Port Tuli. Rhodesia, Oot. 29. ���(De-
layed)���There have been a few skirmishes with the Hoers, whoso main
bull returned southward.
liurgliersdorf.Cupe Oolony, Nov. 2.���
(Delayed)���The Boers crossed Betbu-
lie bridge this morning. About liOO
more of them aro expected to cross
this afternoon.
London, Nov. 4,���Gunner Lieutenant
Egerton, of the British oiniser Powerful, who was wounded by tho explo-
of u Hnell at the bombardment of
������smith,  lids been   nromoteil to   tbe
siou
SIOIJ    Ol    .1    BUOJi    UL    tuo      UUU,^........,'..��      *,.
Ladysinitb, hits boon promoted to tbe
rank of commander, for su'vice in the
field.    HiB   leg   1ms been amputated ns
ihe results of his wounds. The officer
is ii nephew of the Duke of Devonshire,
Capetown, Nov. 4.���Delayed dis
patches from Buluwayo dated October
28, announce lhat in the event of reinforcements being needed volunteers
would be Immediately called out. A
Fort Tuli dispatch dated October 2(1,
suys shots wero exchanged between
Colonel Plumer's column and the Boers
at Pont Drift. Tho British had ono
man wounded. The cneroy'B loss is
unkuown.
London, Nov. 4.���Tbo following olli-
ciu! announcement has been made by
tho Wur Olllce:
"No news has been received from
Ladysrnith up io 2 o'clock this afler-
noou, we therefore presume llio wires
aro still interrupted.'
Capetown, Nov. 2. ��� (Delayed.)���A
Ladysinitb dispatch says that tbe
townspeople thero, including the women, witnessed tho battle at Lady-
smith, It was also said tho resumption
of the fighting was hourly expeotod,
The Boeis  are  traversing  ZululanJ,
London, Nov. 4,���The evacuation
of Colonso is undoubtedly a most seri
ous matter for the British in Natal as
it testifios to the complete investment
of Ladysrnith by the Boers, which
makes the relief of General White an
extremely difiiciflt proposition. Colon-
so is the point where the railway from
Ladysinitb cross3S tbe Tugela River,
winch is now in flood. The town itself
is of small importance. It is dominated by the hills ou the side from the
river and is untenable if the Boers
have advanced as they seem to have
done, moreover only a small naval and
Colonial force was stationed at Oolen-
so. The seriousness of the evacuation,
however, lies iu the fact that Commandant General Jounert, while' completely investing Sir George White at
Ladysrnith, can seize Tugela bridge,
aud, if he has sufliciout troops, can detach a force and send it southward on
Pietermaritzburg and in any case, by
destroying tbe bridge aud railway,
can prevent any relief expedition
reaching Mir Ueorge White for some
time.
Military men optimistically predict
tbat General Joubert will withdraw
from Natal immediately General Sir
Redvers Buller's force enters the
Orange Free State, but the latter cannot be far on his way for nt leaBt three
or tour weeks, and even then General
Joubert may not desire to intercept the
BritiBh ou the Free State's open veldt
which would suit the Briti h admiralty. But be nia\ wait until tbe last
moment, and then proceed bv the
train jo Pretoria and take up strong
defensive positions on the rango ot
hills lying in front of Johannesburg
and Pretoria. Thus Genoral Joubert
might remain in Natal several weeks
longer, endeavoring to force Sir George
White into capitulation, the destruction of the Tugela river bridge helping him by cutting off  Britisli   relief.
Another Boer force is expected to
have marched through Zululaud in the
diroctioif of Durban and already to
have reached the Natal frontier. Thus
it will be seen, the position in Natal,
taking into consideration a possible
uprising of the disaffected Dutch is
most disquieting, and in fact, may be
described as critical. British reinforcements in any number cannot reach
Durbnn before the end of next week
Ladysinitb, Nov. 2.���10 a. m. ���(Delayed).���Au artillery duel has been in
progiess since ti o'clock this morning,
but so far no damage has beeu doue,
the British lite preventing the Boer
guns from making good practice, Firing has been beatd in ihe direction of
Coleuso.
Capetown,   Nov.   2. ���(Dolayed. )-A
dispatoh from   Pretoria under   oate of
i . ��� ,i ,, ��� iv i iolotiel Molli r v. ho commanded Ihe Briti Ii   <; i   an    'Cl
l,y   lilt.'     Bl ICll   :''':,   0 I     111 ing     in-
ter ie ved, to give the detuils of the
misfortune but praised the treatment
he Into received nt the bunds of the
Hoers The British prisoners were
playing foot nail at Ihe time their commander was interviewed. Their officer? are anxious to be exchanged.
Among the papers found at Dundee,
according to tins Pretoria ilspntch, was
a congratulatory telegram from Lady
Symons to her husband. Commandant
General Joubert sent tho message to
Ladysinitb. General Symons was buried with tho fullest honors.
London, Nov. 5.���A special dispatch
from Ladysinitb dated November 2,
morning, says: "During the night
Ihe Boers moved close toj the British
positions and mounted guns in fresh
places. Meanwhile the navul guns
have beeu moved to more favorable positions near the town and commanding
some of the Boors batteries. At I)
o'clock this morning General White
ordered tho bombardment of the enemy
and the bluejackets opened tho bnttle.
The Boers replied vigorously. They
fired straight and aomo of the British
wero hit. A terrible artillery duel hns
been proceeding for over three hours.
So fur tho naval guns are the only
ones that havo engaged the enemy."
London, Nov. Ii,���A special dispatch
from Capetown, tinted November 2,
Bays the Boers have ocoupied Colesburg, Cape Oolony, ou Wednesday,
meeting with no iesistanee from tho
local police, who yielded to a superior
force. Another special, dated November 2,says the artillery duel is proceeding splendidly. Tho British guns are
firing three Bhots to the Boers ono.
Capetown, Nov. 2. ���(Delay nil) ���A
despatch from Bulnwiiyo, dated October 27, says tho BoerB aro reported to
be occupying GitberoueH. King
Kbamn's regiments are out,   watching
thebordei. Llewyds hnd retired to
Moehudi The dispatch'also says that
nil the mines in Matabcleland are being operated and tbat native labor is
obtainable. The natives report that
the Boers aro retiring in a southerly
direction.
Colesburg, Nov. 2. ��� (Delayed.)���Tbo
Beers will undoubtedly occupy Colesburg today. Their advance guard is
five miles this side of tbo river.
Londou, Nov. ii.��� The sailing of
transports for South Africa loaded with
troops is now an event of daily occurrence, but tbo departure of tho steamer
Kilionan Castle from Southampton
last evening merits notice as she is the
largest troopship in the world and has
more than 3,000 souls on board, with
their kits and weapons, balloons,
bridge pontoons, machine guns, ammunition, wagons and hundreds of
tons of other military necessaries.
Tbe transport also takes a mascot gout
presented to tbe first Welsh Regiment
by Her Majesty, the Queen.
Paris, Nov. 5. ���L' Eclair says that
the Transvaal Government has issued
letters of marque and has already received many offers of privateers including a number from ship owners
in the United States.
London, Nov. 4. ���The American
women, who are equipping the hospital ship Maine are making particular
efforts to have it understood that the
movement is entirely devoid of politics, and will treat Briton aud Boer
alike. The fitting out of the vessel is
attracting wide attention iu England
and the efforts of tho American women
are given the heartiest recognition. In
accordance with the wishes of the
Prince of Wales, Mis. Brown Potter
hns selected Nov. IS as the date for the
Cafe Cbantant benefit for tho Maine.
Clnrdige's Hotel has been selected for
the entertainment, and the Prince of
Wal es the Princess Christian and other
Rot ,t.��9 will attend. The perform-
auc6 will begin nt 3 p. m. when the
"Belle of New York" and "El Capi-
tan'' companies with their orchestras
and a large number of otbor American
entertainers will take part. The tick
ets will be a guinea each and refresh
ments will be served in the interim.
DOUBTS THE FRIENDLINESS.
An English Paper   That  Takes  Little
Slock in Anglo-American Relations.
Lou Ion, Nov. 4.���The Saturday Re
view, in an article on the Alaskan dis
pnte.n iterates the sfcotument that Oan
nda has always bien willing to submit
to impartial arbitration whioh,it adds,
wus   refused   by   the   United   States.
The weekly then comments  on Anglo
American   relations,    declaring     that
"England is permanently identified in
lie minds of ono half oi tbe peo] lo  ol
America with tbe bastard ���'  ::
-, hii li Hwaye tbo   othei    '   i Irlinj    ha
"tbe designs attributed to u   >;-   oi sequence are so machiavellian,"   war it
is necessary   to emphasize tbeio.   it
maintains that the Doited   States  expects Great Britain   to  mak'i   connes
sious   in   the   Alaskan dispute  which
will never be made and   that is a consequence the United   States   will   not
substantially buck up Great Britain's
foreign policy.
EMPEROR'S   NAVAL SCHEME.
William Went it Alone But Will Probably Bo Successful.
Berlin, Nov, 4.���Tho Emperor's naval projects have formed the main subject of press discussion this week.
The Government now admits lhat tbe
Flotton plan really meuns doubling
the navy, as compared with what it
would be under the plan of 18117 and
that 20,01)0 additional men will be
needed for the new fleet. Nearly the
whole press expresses astonishment at
the fact that His Majesty personally
conceived aud pushed the plan while
Prince Hoheolohu's consent wus only
obtained later and that tho Bundes-
pith and Prussian Cabinet have not been
consulted. However, the ohuneoB of
a bill embodying the plan, which the
correspondent learnB will reach the
Reichstag before the end of the your,
ure increasing.
The Agarian press preserves the policy indicated last week. All sorts of
popular manifestations iu favor of the
bill are being arranged in order to influence opinion.
A LONII TIME   FINDING IT.
London,    Nov.   4���Tbe   gold   fever
has again broken out in   Wales.    It
now   confidently alllrmed   that   Mon
gomerysbirn   is   channelled   with
preciouB ere.    The latest reports  arose
from dUcoveiies made while linking a
well on tbe estate uf Lord Fowii,
is
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tbe
IN TBE FAR EAST
Striking   Departure   From
Her Traditional Policy.
WANTS THE OPEN DOOR
The  United  States   Rejects   Suggestion
She Should Soiz�� a Port and Demands Written Assurances-
London, Nov. 4.���A special dispatoh
from Washington asserts that the
American State Department recently
asked France, Germany and Russia to
give written assurances regarding the
preservation of tho "Open Door" in
China, being dissatisfied with moral
assurances, and rejecting a proposal
that the United States should seize a
port and establish a sphere ol influence in China."
'If these assurances are declined''
says the dispatch, "the United States
will insist upon China observing tbe
strict letter of tbo treaty giving the
United States equal rights with tbo
other powers in China."
The Daily Chronicle commenting editorially on this new departure in
Amorioau policy, which will be fully
approved in England, dilates on its
immense importance and suggests that
it "may affect the international poli-
ios of Europe in a very lemarkable degree. ''
ILL   TREATING  SIOK SOLDIERS.
done prescribed that tbe goods should
be exported in the original packages,
a id when it was found necessary to
change the size nnd foim of the bales,
it was found such a course was blocked by regulations. A temporary modification of the laws regulating iho
conditions of transhipment was made
hy Secretary Spnulding today, as an
intermition.il courtesy, nnd under the
exigeniies of the occasion granted the
necessary permission.
A NEW POEM BY KIPLING.
Lund-n, Nov. 1.��� Rudyard Kipling
has written a poem,which will be sold
on behalf of Ihe fund foi the benefit
of the widows and orphans of soldiers
killed in South Afrioa. It is nn appeal in the style of the " Burraok-room
llalhuls" for the women ond children
Tommy Atkins Ids Hit behind.
The his! stanza roads:
Let us manage bo as later   \,-e can 1 iok
bi ti in the face,
And tell him i lint   he'd very  much
prefer;
That while h�� saved  the   Empire,   his
employers saved his place,
And his mutes,  Wat's you   aud   me,
looked out for her.
He's an absent-minded beggar. aud_h��
may forget it all.
But we  do  not want his  kiddies to
remind him
That we sent 'em   to   the   work-house
while  their   daddy     hammered
Paul,
So we'll helo the homes our Tommy's
left behind him.
Each stanza has"a separate retrain of
which the following is n sample:
Oook's son, cuke's 6on, sou of a belted
earl,
Son of a Lambeth   publican, it's  all
the same today ;
Each of 'em doing his country's work,
and who's to look after the girl?
Pass the  hat fnr your credit's  sake,
and pay, pay, pay !
General Shaffer  Sends   a  Sensational
Report to Washington.
San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 4���The
Examiner says that the most sensational report of a military board of en
qniry ever sent to the War Department
from tl)ih city, has been forwarded to
Washington, from the headquarters of
M jor General Shatter The document consists of nearly 100 typewritten pages and contains the severest
kind of criticism of the method* employed by officers in-oharge of the sick
'���'���< rs who returin d
pirn ���   iu   '���.)'���   tran       I ...
p   ���    ���. Chi       ird of
mi   v, i     ap]     ���;������'. ���:
Shatter two weeks n o at til
tion of Colonel Alfred 0. Qirard ol -��� i
Burgeon in the general hospital at the
Presidio, Oolono] Giratd's deMre for
an investigation was on as one. by the
deplorable condition in which be
found the sick men from the transports
Tartar and Newport. There were about
forty of them and nearly all were suffering from dysentery.
THE CHAMPION'S PROGRAMME.
New York, Nov. 4.���Jeffries' manager, Wm. A. Brady, made a statement
this afternoon in which he says:
"Jeffries will not light again this year
and his next fight will probably be at
tho Paris ESJkufltiou. .T' - has defea'ed
Shurkey U.'ioe now and I do not think
the sailor has any light to demand
another meeting with Jeffries before
the champion meets any ono else. He
will probably meet Corbett or Fitzsimmons. Corbett undoubtedly would
prove the greater drawing card in
Paris.''
TROUBLE AHEAD,
London, Nov. 4.���The Newfoundland
difficulties are likely io crop up again.
The modus vivendi published with
France expires in .January ami a;inein-
ber of the Newfoundland   Government
is quoted as   saving   it will not he re-
nowed, addiug lhat  definite   imperial \ *M,,I'"0() ""'"-V >'-v "'" lmr,,i"�� "f ��� )""'
action must bo laken in   the near   fu
A NEWFOUNDLAND COMPANY.
St. Johns, Nfld., Nov. 4.��� The Newfoundland Government is considering
a proposal to form half the colonial police into a company for service in the
Transvaal. Tbe Canadian Government
will he reqneste . it i- understood, to
incorporate this company with ihe second Canadian regiment, Newfoundland paying �� proportional share of tho
��� :���   en- s.     'llie   (' loriul    police   being
like the Roy all
��� ���
  i ... ould
SOLDIERS IND NURSES SAIL.
Ni . Yor ,,,. 4, 'pi,,, transport
Thoiua's with the 47th regiment ou
board, tor Manila, weighed anchor
and sailed this afternoon. Twenty-
five young won,en belonging to the U.
S. hospital service were curried uhouitl
the Thomas Ibis morning. Every oue
ot them is a graduate irom the school
for nurses, ami ill saw active service
in tbe hospital lust year,
FATAL FIRE
Chicago, 111., Nov,   4.���The   Ameri
can Steel ic Wire Oo,,suffered a loss of
turo If tho furiously auti-Hritish
tone of the French press can be taken
as au indication of the national attitude, serious diplomatic or worse complications may be expected.
SERIOUS TROUBLE.
Maonon, Mo., Nov. 4.���Sheriff Glen
and several deputies have left for Kansas nnd Texas mine No. ill, southwest
of Beviere, in resjioiiso to a telegram
from the superintendent stating the
negro miners had beeu attacked by
armed men and several had been kill
ed and wouudod. The negroes hud
been warned by tbe company to leave
the blockade but several hud been
breaking the rules.
AN INTERNATIONAL COURTESY.
Washington,   Nov.   i.���The  British
recently contracted in Canada for large
quantities of baled hay for use in the
South Afilean   campaign.    The   ship
lion of their wir9 establishment at
Waukegan, 111. Insurance, 1814,000.
It is thought three men lost their lives
by the burning of the win- mill, but
this is indefinite and the Dames of thn
men supposed to bo lost are not known.
1SKEDIN BEATEN.
London, Nov. 4.���At Roachdale today, Harry Cullnm, of Cardiff, beat
E. C. Bredin, in a half mile run for
the world's championship and ��200.
I'ulliiin covered the distance in two
minutes and finished I wo yards iu
front of his competitor.
DREYFUS ILL.
Paris, Nov. 4. ���A dispatch from
Carpcntrns, Department of Vaucluse,
to winch place former Captain Dreyfus
went after the conclusion of Ills' trial,
says that Dreylus is confined to nil bed
by illness, the result of u cold.
(JUICK WORK.
Cincinnati, Ohio, ,Nov. I.���Joe
ments were to be made from All Amer I Choynski tonight, before the Ulympio
icau poll, it being transported through j Club, knot ked out Tom Carey of New
the United States iu bond. The treas- | York in the second round ol what was
ury regulations under whioh   this  was | to huve  beeu a 16-rouud bout.
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THE DAY.
I low t-rifl hours ot waking; lliat li nil.
A tew brie! hours and then the shadows (all
And quell Hie tumult ond the glaring light.
A golden ghum of morning, monnling high,
A twilight purple In the western sky.
Only a little wlii.j tod then good night.
A wish is verified.   Perhaps a fear
In stern reality's dread shape draws near.
You've lalxircd wrong; perchsnee you've toiled
Bright.
II matters not when all is dark and done,
If vuii be he who lost or he who won.
'iis but 0 littlo while ond then good night
And h-pe shnl! whisper sweel and pride relent
A�� o'er llie world the hastening hours are sent
That men may moasure striving by their flight.
The tiny present, with its joy or pain,
Skill fade, uml day shall lade and shine again.
'Tis hut a little while and then good night.
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Ou llie nni-lli bank of the Missouri rir
er, 11 good 1(10 miles from its mouth, thort
is 11 bit of virgin forest land that bus lain
these man; years untouched and undisturbed by tlio liniid oC num. I may name
as reasons for this the unhealthfulness of
the place and the fact that In the rainy
season when the fiver is high the water
bucks up into the sloughs and entirely
surrounds it. There is one other reason,
but of it I will tell later.
But one man to my knowledge, barring
myself, hits ever set foot upon It, I refer
to Dr. Nlelson, my friend. I call him
friend for want of a better word to place
upon our relations, for, while I haven't
Seen him in 11 fleshly sense these 20
years, he visits me quite often. To be
sine, not so often now ns of yore, but he
explains this very well and good with a
phrase like this:
"Well, Morris, old man, I'm getting
old, you know, nnd travel sets u good bit
harder upon me than when 1 was u
young blade, doing the city with you."
And I smile nnd loll him it is pretty
much the same with nil people, wliich I
believe is true.
The Inst time 1 snw the doctor in a
worldly way wns 20 years ago this January evening, when be stood over there by
the mantelpiece and I sat in a chair
must ing my shins by the lire, and he astonished me with the announcement that
he was going into the country.
lie presented n fine figure tben; a tall,
well made mini, with a sober, thoughtful
face that told u story of the student and
the scholar.
I remember him on that occasion as
lighting up very suddenly and saying:
"Morris, old hoy, I'm going to leave the
city in a few days, and"���and there he
slopped and spun round on his heel a
couple of times before he finished���"aud
I want you to do me a favor."
"Name it," I replied, a good bit surprised and taken back, yet not so much
by the words as by his great nervousness.
"I don't want you to tell nny oue
where I have gone."
I roused up at this and. taking n vigor-
us pull at my cigar, banleringly replied:
"Which will he quite easy, not knowing
myself."
"Of course I meant to tell you," he
said, "but as to others, not a word. Now,
if you'll jiis.1 puss a light for this cheroot
I'll tell you all about it."
After lie had drawn hard on his cigar
for a few moments he settled himself
comfortably nnd began:
"Mollis. I believe every fellow has
his hobby. You have yours���scribbling
for Ihe press���and I hnve mine���chemistry as applied to explosives. We both
ride them unmercifully and both with
small enough results, although, come to
think of it, I do believe that last poem
of yours in The Half Moon wns a brilliant success. Now what I mean Io do is
to give up this miserable practice, get
away from this endless rattle of parts
and people and, moving things into some
quiet country spot, put up u little laboratory and complete certain experiments I
have in band."
1 kicked a half burned log back into
the fire, blew three small rings of smoke
through one large one and said:
"Do you expect your experiments to be
successful ?"
"Certainly, .lust ns you expect to be
successful with your pen."
"May I inquire as to the nature of this
new destroying agent?"
"That I cannot as yet tell. It will,
however, provided 1 have not miscalculated things, be several hundred thousand times more powerful than dynamite
and uiaiiy thousands of times stronger
than nitroglycerin, In fuel, n pinch of it,
as much ns would lay ou Ihe head of a
pin. would blow this building into splinters as small as straws."
"Whew!" 1 ejaculated, "1 hope yon
will excuse mo should I decline to visit
.von when you get settled, for, upon my
word, I should never rest easy next door
to Hie stuff."
"Oh, you needn't fear for the few
times you may visit me. If (he place
blows up, 111) chances out of 100 I will be
the only one injured."
There was something peculiar in Ihe
tone of Nielsen's voice���a husky awe, 1
might call il���and something odd and unfunny about his smile as he said this that
si ruck a shiver through my blood. I half
believe that even then he expected tho
place lo blow up.
About a month after the doctor had
gone into the country I received by post
an Invitation to visit him in his hermit
abode.
"Dear Morris," it said, "I hnve everything filled up (iplop. The experiment
Is moving along nicely, nnd I want you
to conic out and enjoy a day's rest witb
me."
A few days later as I was coming
down town prepared to tnke the early
train a ragged little newsboy thrust a
paper before me and cried;
"Moniiii ex-te'r-el All about the horrible explosliim an ihe death of Dr. Nlelson!"
AI llie sound of tbe words a fainting
weakness slruek to my heart, and my
hand fumbled for awhile ere I found the
coin for the boy. Poor Nielson! Ills
words had indeed been prophetic. With
a mind bewildered nnd sorely beset I
contrived to grope through the printed
column, the death notice of my friend.
And for the space of many minutes aftei
I bad finished the article I stood nnd
gazed, my eyes blank before tne, nr
brain awhlrl Then 1 set out on my
changed Journey
A farmer took m�� [n u stout wagon
ten miles across a rough hill country from
the railway station to Nielsou's place.
All the way the north wind blew sharp
at our throats, and now und then a Haw
of icy snow struck like hail upon the
wagon boards, and the fanner, without
regard for the sadness of my thoughts,
kept up nn incessant gossip, part of
which I can recall like this:
"Well, sir, the 4rst I knew o' it 'twas
about midnight, when I was aroused out
e>' sleep by a big explosion, which Set the
winders rattlin an dishes tumblln about
in the cupboard, an sich a treniblin o'
the bouse as I thought it would sure fall
about, our ears. I reckon, sir, it pretty
nearly seared people hereabouts out o'
their wits with the thought o' the world
eomin to an end, besides breakin every
winder light au land knows how many
dishes au fancy things within ten miles
o' it.
"I was tullcin with Squire Seaton in
the villuge, au he says there was such a
carryitl on there as he hadn't seen since
the Inst president was 'pinted. Everybody wns out o' bed, nn some o' 'em with
notnin in the world about 'cm but a quill,
an some old sinners who had never been
known to pray in nil their born days were
down on their knees in Ihe middle o' the
street cryin out for mercy."
About this time we came upon the
hump of a declivity and saw lying before
us, like au limber picture, the valley of
tbe Missouri. And after a little Journey
down Ihe rough slope and along under
tbe winter trees we came to the island
itself nnd the river hard by shining in
the suu.
I found the island, ns Nielson had written, a quiet, isolated spot, wilh the river
on oue side and the sloughs, now covered
with a skim of ice, cutting it olf from llie
mainland, ou the ether. Vines nnd brush
and scrubby trees hud evidently at oue
time covered its entire surface, but over
its whole length and breadth there was
nothing standing now but two tall trees.
One of these wns almost shorn of limbs,
nud the other stood at nn angle of -15 degrees, the roots nt its bnse sticking
straight up into the air, Rocks and
chunks of earth and bits of wood were
strewn everywhere, and right in the center of the island was a great hole an ucrc
or more in extent. Here the doctor's laboratory hud stood.
1 walked along the edge of the excavation and looked down into its depllis,
and, the sun shining right, 1 wns able to
make out at its bottom a few rocks nud a
hand mirror glittering in the light, the
only thing I found intact upon llie premises. Not a sign of Neilson's remains
were seen, and, with a heart heavy within ine, I rode back with the farmer the
way we had come.
Each anniversary of that January eve
on which Nellson bad made known to me
his fatal Intentions barring two during
the last ten yenrs be has visited me. The
first time he cnnie I wus terribly shocked
and startled by bis presence nnd the unusual manner of his coming. Indeed, so
bewildered and unsteildied wns my mind
that I have no right conception of what
took place on that occasion. This much,
however, 1 recall well and good:
He walked in through the door without
so much ns opening it nnd, coming to the
fire, held his hands for a moment to the
warmth then, leaning up against the
mantel in his old familiar way, lit a cigar
nnd began to smoke.
While he was doing this I wns trying,
as best I knew how, to get back into my
own way nnd to check a little the terror
that was upon me.
After be had regarded me for a bit and
I had brought my eyes to bear upon bis
face with some degree of composure he
said:
"Well, old boy, I'm back, you see, to
have a chut with you. It hns been a
whole year since I was here, and yet it
seems but a little while, but time Hies
fast when one is busy, and I have been
full of work."
And all the while he was speaking 1
did not see his lips move once, save as he
puffed at his cigar, keeping a little Bag
of smoke rising up I,, the ceiling, and bin
voice, while I thought it a hit hollow and
thin, wns still quite clear ainl untural,
"Dow am I gelling on with ihe experiment? Oh, very well. Encountering
some difficulties, as 1 expected, but in
the main everything is moving along
first rale."
In this way he kept on talking for a
matter of an hour, I should think, answering feigned questions and nodding
nnd smiling the meanwhile im pleasantly
as could be.
When he had finished the cigar, he
threw the stub into the fire and waving
me a gentle goodby went iu the sn'uie
strange manner that he had come, leaving me quite out of my wits, my body all
over in a cold sweat.
1 have grown accustomed to these visits since then, however, and now look
forward to them with a sort of friendly
satisfaction. Each recurring year he lias
very much the same thing to tell ine, and
he comes and goes in very much the same
way. I notice, too, that he changes a little each year, as men of this world do,
until now he In an old man, with a gray
beard and stooped shoulders.
Once only and that some two years after poor Nielsen's death have I visited
the Island, Thu sume gossiping old man
look me lo the place, nnd of him 1 Inquired if the Island wus occupied.
"Occupied? Bless your soul, no. No
man in this part o' the country could be
Induced to set foot on it, at least not after nightfall. Why? The place is haunted, sir."
"HauntedI" I ejaculated.
"Yes, sir, and in the worst sort o' manner possible, if I may judge in thnt way,
sir. Tbat doctor friend o' yours still continues to work theer o' nights. You can
see him any night, sir, movin about
among his pots and mortars until nigh
onto 4 in the mornin. At that hour there
Is a terrible explosion (not so loud ns the
real one, sir), an everything goes up in u
puff of smoke. Here we are nt the place
itself. Go over aud have a look at it?
No, sir. I'm just us near as I ever care
to get to it, an if you'll take my advice
you'll remain on this side o' the slough
yourself, sir."
And this is that other reason why the
place hns remained all these years undisturbed und uninhabited.���Chicago News.
Pedal The in ii.-u Hon.
A doctor has announced his belief tbat
in diagnosing a patient's case it is as essential to observe his work as to feel his
pulse. It appears that a person.in vigorous and robust health walks wilh bis toes
pointed to the front and tbat as health
begins to go the toes turn gradually out
and a perceptible bend appears in the
knees. It will certainly come ns a surprise to a good many people, drill Inspectors especially, to learn that it is correct,
in tile best sense of that loosely used
word, to walk wilh the toes pointed
straight to the front.���London Globe.
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NELSON DAILY MINER, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5,  1899.
HOW QUEEN VICTORIA AND HER FAMILY BUY FROM THE SHOPS.
Hpectnl Messengers Garry Gooils to
Her Majesty���The Princess of Wales
Ih Fastidious ��� Tradespeople Like
1 Ju- DncJUcss of York*
Royal women do not all shop alike.
Some go to tradespeople as quietly as
nny of their subjects and nre easily suited.   Others are finical in their likings.
Queen Victoria does not visit shops in
person, ns do many of the princes and
princesses. She has her commands written and sent to the various establishments
she patronizes, nnd the proprietors of
these dispatch special messengers with
the goods she desires to see. These meg-
seugers, as a rule, wait while she inspects the tilings, but sometimes gooils
are left for a time to await inspection by
ber majesty. The couriers of various
royal personages, from her majesty
downward, are to be seen daily in the
west end executing commissions nnd
giving orders for goods to be submitted
on approval for their royal employers.
As a rule, it is the custom ot shopkeepers to dispatch tbe articles required by
some trustworthy member of the linn.
He visits the royal residence and sees a
footman, to whom he explains his errand, and then is passed on for the examination of several other footmen, till
at length, by u scries of stages, lie is
brought into the presence of a lady in
waiting, who takes his message as to
prices and other details of the goods ordered and also takes the goods themselves to be examined by the Intending
royal buyer.
While the goods are being examined
leisurely the messenger waits the royal
decision, be it u long or a short time,
which is announced by the lady in waiting, who gives the necessary orders. The
messenger then bows himself out and
again is passed through the hands of the
different grades of footmen until he at
last emerges inlo the outer nit- of commonplace humanity anil gets back lo thu
busy west end. Her majesty is somewhat fastidious as to orders she gives
for personal requisites. It is a well
known fact that should they show these
articles or allow any description of them
to appear in the newspapers her majesty
would at once deprive them of her custom.
One rich princess delights to go shopping, but is most particular that neither
the proprietors of the shops she frequents
nor their employees shall ever, by word
or deed, signify that they re gnize her
as of royal blood or treat her in any
way other than n woman of no particular
importance who has been attracted by
something to be displayed in the windows
uml come in to buy. Should ally one be
so unwise as to recognize her and show
her Iho special respect due lo royally,
she promptly transfers her custom. Oue
of her reasons for this is snid to be a
theory that did shopkeepers know her
rank they would charge her exorbitant
prices for the goods. In Ibis she is mistaken, for in all respectful shops the
prices pt goods are alike for royalty and
ordinary people.
The Princess of Wales is said to bo
thu most fastidious of all royalties as
regards her dress. Whatever is made for
her iu the way of dresses must never
look as though the fabrics have been in
human lingers, or lhat needles anil cotton have been employed in the building
of them. Bodices must lit like a glove,
and there must be uo unpicking of seams
or alterations lhat will show Ihe mark
of a needle or a stitch. The princess understands dressmaking thoroughly���for
did not she and her sisters make their
own dresses ill their early days in quiet
little Denmark?���and her generally placid temper is much ruffled should a dress
bodieo require alteration that will show,,
or its make display such outlines as
seams, and not lil the figure of the royal
'wearer like a glove.
The Duchess of Iidlnblll'g, tbe wife of
her majesty's second son, is as easy to
please as the Princess of Wales is difficult. Seldom docs she send n dress back
to be altered, and she is gracious and
pleasant us to her orders nnd the execution of the same. The Duchess of
York is much liked by tradespeople. She
gives little trouble lo her modistes und is
generally pleased with her toilet and
with tho manner in which her orders have
been executed. She gained her ideas
from her mother, the Duchess of Tuck,
who Invariably was pleasant, courteous
nnd easily pleased. Tradespeople were
always pleased to serve the Duchess of
Teck and Princess May. and they feel
equal pleasure in obeying and executing
the orders of the Duchess of York.
The future queen, the Duchess of
York, takes a motherly interest iu her
little ones nnd personally superintends
the dressing of each of them. They
look sweet in the linen suits she ordered
for them, and their little silk socks nre
a novelty, for they appear laced up the
front in the manner of boots. Of course
Ihe duchess has such articles us those
made to order, and llie lacing is u Cleveland unique idea.
A Curious Japanese custom.
At Ihe close of formal dinners ill Japan the guests are presented with nny
portion of Ihe meal they tuny fail to eat.
However great or small Ihe amount they
may fail to eat, it is carefully wrapped
np for them, and they are expected lo
take it homo with them. The unique
custom was followed at official dinners
until a short time ago, when it was discontinued, but the withdrawal of government example has uot materially affected
the practice. There may be nil kinds of
elaborate courses at a dinner that one
does uot care for, but the mental struggle to say "No" is not half so hard when
you know you will got a chance to carry
the food off nnd either give it to your
children, throw it to your dogs und cats
or distribute it among your friends. The
Japanese practice is all that could be expected. Each kind of food is kept in n
separate parcel, and at the close of the
dinner the share of each guest is made
up In a neat and arlistie bundle.���Woman's Life.
S.-i < In If of Vr��e<nl>les.
It is the custom Iu Prance to serve
most vegetables as a separate course,
and quite ns much care is given to their
preparation as to a course of meat, and
various aro the forms (hey are muds to
take; the sauces which accompany or disguise them, and the dressings which, if
served cold, transform them into delicious
salads. Vegetables, if added to ragouts
of meat, make them much more savory
and greutly economise the amount of
meat Carrots accord best with beef,
turulps and parsnips best with mutton
���nd Teal, and tomatoes suit all meats.
Hnliils of Speech.
"Why do educated parents allow their
children to contract habits of ungram-
natical speech that will have to be conduct-oil in after life?" asks a spinster ot
1 mother as related In Harper's Bazar.
"Because they hate to worry the poor
little tilings about such matters when
I hey are young anil should be care free.
It seems cruel to be all the time correcting them and keeping them on their
good behavior. They will have to learn
the rules of our dreadful language all too
soon 113 it is."
"Yes," said the spinster, "und in addition to learning to speak properly they
will have to unlearn the tricks of speech
iu which they have been allowed to indulge all their little lives. I know,"
laughing, "tbat there is much ridicule of
'old maids' children,' but I believe that
my theory in this ease is correct. It is u
positive unkiiiilness to let your child
double his negatives and say 'ain't'
when several years from now he will
be harshly reproved for such lapses.
The child must learn to talk anyway,
nnd is it not ns easy to teach him to
say 'It is P as 'It's uie?' And is it
not as simple for the little tongue to
lisp '1 saw it' as 'I seen it?' I love
baby talk anil should not correct a child
for his mispronunciation of hard words.
As he grows older he will himself see
his mistakes in lhat line and change
them. But 1 insist that it is a parent's
duty to iniike the difficult path to grammatical speech as easy as possible by
never allowing the little ones to stray
from it iu the beginning."
Coltl  Itn l hi in- lu the MornliiK.
1 have heard people prescribe a cold
morning tub as a cure tor nil ills. As a
matter of fact, a cold hath should be
taken with the greatest discrimination,
and delicate girls and women should
never embark upon the enterprise without medical sanction, ('old bathing iu
the early morning is beneficial only to
those who have sufficient vital energy
and nervous force to insure good reaction, with no subsequent languor or lassitude. You may feci refreshed immediately after your bath, but tired and
languid two or three hours after it.
When this occurs, it is conclusive evidence against the practice. Those who
have an abundance of flesh and blood,
who nre lymphatic or sluggish in temperament and whose nervous force is uot
depleted can take the cold morning bath
to advantage. Others who are thin and
slight, whose hnnds and feet become cold
and clammy on the slightest provocation,
who digest food slowly nnd assimilate
it with difficulty, should avoid early
morning bathing. Por all such a tepid
bath in the middle of the day (but not
within two hours after a meal) or before
retiring at night is far more desirable,
and it should be followed hy rest of body
and brain till equable conditions of circulation are re-established.���Lady.
Cure ot Hie  Knee.
So long as womankind indulges in pie
and takes midnight lunches of salad and
cocoanut pudding and pickles, and dear
heaven only knows what, just so long
will tho facial eruptions flourish with a
high hand and bring tears of agony to
pretty eyes. It's a funny thing to mo
why women will not understand that
it is a deal easier to have a beautiful
complexion by putting proper food into
their stomach than it is to doctor bad
skins with various lotions nnd cosmetics,
Bays the Philadelphia Times. Simple
digestible food makes good pure blood,
and If the blood is iu a good condition
there will bo no poisonous matter to be
thrown olf through the pores of tho skin.
Let fruit and vegetables predominate
iu your diet, take a daily spongu bath
and exercise ill the open air, for exercise
helps to keep the digestion active���the
cure for half tbe beauty ailments to
which femininity fulls heir. Scrupulous
cleanliness, not only of tho face itself,
but of the entire body, is absolutely necessary. A simple lotion like llstertne,
which is soothing and healing, and applications of creme marquise or any other
harmless homemade cosmetic should put
the finishing touches lo the good work.
Jalln Marlowe's Ailvieo to Amntenrs.
"Whatever real pleasure, instruction or
cultivation there is to be gained from
attempted performances of drama,"
writes Julia Marlowe in The Ladies'
Home Journal, "is to be obtained only by
rational, serious, enthusiastic effort iu
plays ot reul merit. It is therefore of
the highest Importance in organizing au
amateur company to include only those
whose Inclination toward the stnge
amounts to a real love of the dramatic
art. Unless the head of the amateur
company be n professional of marked
ability und taste, engaged us instructor
nnd manager, there should be a committee of reference by which every affair of the company may be discussed
and decided. It Is, however, much the
best plan to select oue person to control
the affairs of the company, Melodrama
I think best adapted to amateur presentation, both us schooling for the players
nnd in the light of the greatest probable
success in presentation. In melodrama
it is less difficult to arrive at some degree of success, because its effects lire
produced by methods more artificial than
must be employed iu comedy aud tragedy."
Causes Surprise.
Surprise Is often expressed that the
nice girls all marry men whose lives have
been passed in a whirling purple blaze,
while the men of Irreproachable nnd colorless pasts ure looked up to���and frozen
when they come too close. But there Is
no possible excuse for wondering. It all
lies in our awful longing for the spice of
life���variety. We are all so commonplace that when we find some ono who
dares walk out of the beaten path we
capitulate at once, and only wicked people dure walk out of Ihe beaten path. It
is not the bad people nor the foolish people who really irritate us. They have
Infinite "possibilities," and there is, after
all, a streak of common humanity in
them that touches a responsive chord.���
Exchange.
The Queen's Perquisites.
Queen Victoria is not only in receipt of
her annual Income from tho peopls of
Great Britain, but she is entitled besides
ton considerable number of perquisites for
Ihe supply of the royal household. Among
the most curious of Ihese is her right to
every whale or sturgeon captured ou th��
const of tbe United Kingdom and brought
lo land. Both of these perquisite! date
buck to tbe Norman kings, nnd it appears
that in the ease of thu whnle the monsters were divided between Ihe sovereign
ami his consort, the queen taking tbe
head in order that her wardrobu might
be replenished with ths whalebone needed for tbe stiffening ef her reysj gar*
Beats.
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Ladies' Heavy Beaver Jackets, high storm  collar, half silk  lined.     Regular price
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Ladies' Extra Fine Beaver Jackets. Regular price $1500. Your choice for. .. . 11.75
Extra   Fine  Quality   Beaver Jackets, in   Green, Blue, Black   and   Fawn   colors.
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Ladies' Extra Heavy Alaska Curl Jacket, all  silk lined, high  storm  collar.    Just
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Nelson Daily Miner
Publiuned utily except Monday.
Nsi.-joxVtiHKS PBt.vri.ia S Publishing, Co,
|). J   BEATON, Kditor and Manager.
SUBBCBIPTION KATICH
Ildly per month by canter ? 100
por half year    5 00
peryoM 13 oo
per j-uftr by inaii    600
per yrit foreign  10 00
Nelson "Wekkty Miner.
Weekly, pe naif year.: 9 125
p..r year    S 00
per year, foreign    2 50
MulMcrlptlom Invariably In ach-ance
., 1-.mi Win :r I'rln.'iiijr&PubllhhliiKCo
NELSON. B. O.
Telephone   No.  144.
A SECOND CONTINGENT.
pelling the Government at Ottawa tr,
reverse its decision with reuurd to the
dispatch of a contingent. We are not
aware that Sir Charles claimed more
than this, even an mtiob, indeed, in
thnt speech of his, and if be did not
the intelligent public opinion of Canada will say that he did nut claim too
much. It will also express itself as
deeply obliged to the happy circumstance of bis speech in question, as it
was tb.3 inspiration which has procured for us tho interesting intelligence
of those other achievements which
The Province has been at such pains
to oneartb.
Now that it has told us of so many
things Sir Charles Tupper has done,
perhaps it will add to the general gratification by disclosing a few things
wliich are put down to the credit of
that other distinguished statesman, Mr.
Bostook,
MR. TARTE   AND  THE FLAG.
It is said that the Government at
Ottawa have communicated to tht
authorities in Loudon their willingness
to dispatch aseooudcontingent for sei-
vice 111 South Africa. This is not 01 ur-
(,oing Canadian loyalty ; thut is equal
to any strain that may bo put upon it;
but there is the possible danger that it
is subjecting it to an unworthy pur
pose. If the Government shall call for
another thousand volunteers, thero is
no doubt whatever the response will
be as enthusiastic as on tbe first occasion ; and if they shall further resolve
to override such trifling constitutional
difficulties as may be iu the way aud
offer to bear the entire cost of their
service, tbe country will no doubt hold
up its two hands anil shout its approval. There is no mistaking tlio sentiment of the Canadian people. They
are.heart and s-ml with the Mother
Country in her present struggle, and
the greater the need the greater would
grow their loyalty and devotion.
It is not men, however, that Great
ilritain wants. The Boers are not to
be subjugated in a day, and before dri
ven to the last ditch it is only too oer
tain that much Wood will be spilt and
much sorrow and suffering inflicted.
But so far as mere men go, Britain hat
enough and to spare What gratified
her so extremely the other day was not
the regiment of a thousand strong we
sent to her aid, but rather the feeling
at the back of it that made the offer
possible. The Miner Baid some days
ago that Great Britain is fighting
more than the Boers. There may he
no guns fired, but there are countries-
in Europe thut she is standing Off to
day as really, if not as literally, as if
she wero opposing them with armies,
It is in this tremendous buttle, mon
than in the conflict with the Boers, thai
onr offer of help is of service. Europe
sees that iu the loyalty aud devotion
of the Colonies there is a United Empire to tight, should it come to blows.
The Mother Country appreciates the
demonstration that has taught that lesson, aud for Canada's share m it she
is grateful.
She has mon enough of her own, however, to settle all scores with the Boers
before the South African summer has
waned, and a second offer from Canada
will mean nothing additional to Europe. There is apt to be a suspicion
that the disaster at Ladysrnith the
other duy is made the occasion at Ottawa of a second offer, in the hope that il
will remove the uasiy taste left in
the mouths of ihe people by the opposition of Mr. Tarte and the two obvious disinclination of Sir Wilfrid Laurier whon the first was proposed. This
is too suggestive of trading in onr loyalty, of rolling it in the mire of party
politics, to be pleasant.
to do all iu their power, if elected, to
obtain the immediate enactment of
such legislation as will secure the total prohibition of the liquor traffic in
at least tbose Provinces aud Territories
that gave majorities lor prohibition in
tbe plebiscite."
The appeal to the Premier to enforce
the Alien Labor Act will not be a welcome one. He and otner British
Commissioners are engaged in negotiating wilh the United States for a settlement of all matters in dispute between the two countries, nnd it has
been understood the unliable Premier
agreed as a oonditicn that the Alien
Labor Act shall be held in suspense
in the meantime. To break his agreement now would be to imperil the entire negotiations, which nt no time
have been any too promising.
TELL US   SOME MORE.
Referring to some remark which the
dispatches credited to Sir Charles Tupper, in u speech delivered at Ottawa
a few days ago, The Vancouver Province says:
"The Bart. is too modest. He
should havo told tho whole story of his
gigantic achievements, instead of a
mere fragment. Surely the world
ihoulil know thut it was Sir Charles
Tupper, Burt..whobuilt Niagara Falls,
hollowed out a hole for the Pacific
ocean to nestle in, planted the mighty
mountain peaks of Britisli Columbia in
their resting places, created the Eiffel
Tower anil constructed the architectural triumphs for tho Paris Exposition
form his own designs. It was Sir
Charles Tapper, Bart,, who stuffed the
Klondike full of gold, headed off the
Spanish Armada, whipped tho French
at sea, led the British forces at Waterloo, and finally succeeded in overcoming the yelling imps of blackness in
tho Soudan. In fact, when you come
to think of it, very little has happened
since the beginning of all things that
wsa not brought about hy a gentle
pressure of the button by the elegant
forefinger of Sir Charles Tupper, Bart.''
We did not know that Sir Clonics
bad done all these things, and are indebted to the great learning, research,
and skill of the Vancouver paper for
the information, so happily and brilliantly presented, Wo did kuow, however, that the veteran statesman was
among the first to urge that Canada
Bbould proffer her services to the Mother Country in this linforutnato Trans-
va'tl affaii. and that hi patriotic nt-
���o no's had nmoh to do with stirring
the populai mind aud  ultimately eoin-
' For a convalescent, Mr. Tarte, we are
afraid, is slightly overworking himself
theso days, 'the unusual exertion is
due to the opposition he so strenuously,
and for a period at least, so success
fully offered to the proposal to send a
Canadian regiment to light the battles
of the Empire in South Africa. He
was not long in discovering that his
attitude on that question was exceedingly distasteful to the great mass of
the Canadian people, aud as a Federal
election is supposed to be within measurable distance it became necessary
that he shonld immediately begin to
square himself with the country if
there was not to be a disastrous sacrifice of votes. All his waking moments
are accordingly employed in explaining
away some things, and denying others,
that rise up in accusation against hire.
As the gentleman is volubility itself,
aud not auy more discreet than a Minister is axpectorl to be, it can he imagined that he is having an exceedingly
busy time of it.
One of the latest stories he
has found it nece<sary to contradict is one to the effect that he refused to allow the British Hag to fly
on the Government buildings the day
the volunteers left Ottawa. The stoiy
was not an improbable oue. Mr.
Tarte, as a better Frenchman than a
Britisher, according to his own state
merit, has no doubt been gnashing his
teoth in angry disappointment ever
-iuce his colleagues in the Government
felt themselves constrained to overrule
him in the matter of tbe contingent.
He resents the idea of Canada helping
the Mother Country lo hold the Empire
together, There can be no doubt of
his sentimeut; he has himself r.een
careful that there shall be no room for
it. In the case io question nis power
was equal to his will, for by virtue of
his position ns Minister of Public
Works, he has charge of the Government buildings and his orders respecting them are not to bo disputed. He
daily denies the story however, explaining that on the nay iu quesflou lie
vas not in the oity, That happened
most fortu uiely for Mr. Turte. but it
does not permit his entire escape.
If he was not iu Ottawa, he was certainly not farther away than Montreal.
As a citizen of the Capital and u Minister of the Crown, be could not but
have known that a body of volunteers
wt.re being dispatched on a mission ot
unparalleled significance. As a man
of intelligence be must have known
lhat it was customary to fly the flag
when soldiers are departing for active
service. Even if not personally re-
qneuteri, with a British heait in the
right place he would huve seeu lhat the
Parliament Buildings of the Dominion
were flying the British colors 011 au occasion so unusual and so important us
to slir the enthusiastic loyalty of Canadians to a pitch never before experienced. Mr. Tarte cannot make the excuse that he is ignorant of flags aud
their uses. When he goes on offioial
cruises down the St. Lawrence in Government steamers be flys the French
(lag, and we have no doubt llie gcutle-
miin quite understands llie significance
he desires to have attached to it.
Says The London Times: "National
polioy is no longer arranged by diplomatists, or even determined by Parliament. It is discussed in the Press and
settled by public opinion, to every
breath of which every one of these gentlemen who sit in Parliametnt istrcm-
nlously sensitive." This is testimony
Of the Press to the Press no duobt, but
who shall gainsay the absolute correctness of it?
COUGHS
COLDS
Now that wilder is coinim* on and the weather
changeable all are subject to coughs and
colds for tb'i care of which we keep
a full line of the popular remedies such as
Syrup of White Pine and Tar, Ayer's
Cherry Pectora', Fellow's S\rup
Hypopbospbites, Boschee's German
Svrup, Balsam Aniseed, Chase's
Linseed and Turpentine, Hall's Pulmonary Balsam, Gray's Syrup Red
Spruce (iuni.Pyiiy Pectoral, Chamberlain's Cough Cures Pisos' Consumption (hire Miiloh's Consumption, Scott's Emulsion, Pine Nor
wegian Cod Liver Oil, Laxative
Bromo-Quibine and a number of
others at.
McLean'sJDrug Store.
Prescriptions  carefully  prepared at
any hour of the day or night.
Telephone No. 145.
Mail  Orders   Promptly   Filled.
P. O. Box 226.
In their telegram to the Premier protesting against the employment of
those Italians, the Sandon miners are
reported as saying that "the mine
owners of the Slocan are Importing
them to take our planes." This was
no doubt au unintentional slip. Thoy
aro not being employed to take the
l-laces of anybody. They are to fill
plaoes that are now vacant, and no
one will he discharged to make room
for them. If tbe "thousand Canadian
miners of the Slocan" are employed,
they cannot object if woik is given to
others: if they aro not employed, it is
. because thoy refuse to work nnd they
Scan still less object if others are employed to do what they refuso to do.
There is work to do in the mines of
tbo Slocan, and if Canadian miners
cannot be obtained it is a British privilege to seek help where it can bo had.
Tbe Provincial branch of tbe Dominion Alliance is determined to press
prohibition at the next Federal election. It lias adopted the following
pledge, promulgated by the parent society : "We the undersigned promise
that at the 1 e.xt gi m il ��� lection for
lie I imiuioii Pai I ieiil will vote
only for sucu   oimiiiuutes as will agree
LAST WEEK
REMOVAL SALE.
Birpiis ii BmrlUic!
MARTIN O'REILLY k
TE^MS   CASH,
T
We have completed our alteration and now have plenty of
room to accommodate the ever
increasi g number of customeis
to our store.
Tliomsott Stationery Co., Ltfl.
NELSON, B. C.
Atlantic S. S. Lines
From Montreal
Beaver Line "Lake superior". Nov. !)
Reaver J.inn "Lulu1 Ontario"  Nov. 'j;t
Dominion Line "I��omin��on"     Nov, 18
Dominion Lino "Vancouver" Nov. it
Aliiin Lino ''Californian** Nov, u
Allan Line "Laureatian"  Nov. id
From New York
While Star Line "Ooeanlo".  Nov. Ifi
While Shu- Line "Majestic" Nov.22
Cunard Line ''Luonnla", Nov ih
Cunard Line "Unibrla" Nov. li
Anchor UueHAncborU"  Nov, ih
North Gorman Lloyd "Trove" Nov, u
American Lino ''New York"    Nov, lfi
Passages arranged to and from all European
points, For rates, tickets and full Lnfcnnatlon
apply tod. IJ. R, dopotagent or O 10. Hoasley,
city Passengei Agent, Nelson, B.<
\V. P. F. OUAlMINGS,
Ofiinral A��wnt C P. H. ftflW-  Winnipeg
We have removed our
TOYS
AXIJ
USIC
TO THU
OPERAHOUSE
BLOCK
Next Door to the Postoffice
THE
Bank of
British Columbia,
NELSON.
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C, and Dawson City, Yukon
District.
MISCELLANEOUS
Advertisements Inserted under this head at
tho rat" of one cont a word por Insertion. No
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Bjieoulailon   in Stocks, M In ni or t'ottou.
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NEXT DOOR TO OPERA HOUSE.
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ANO SADDLES.
Mill I'M, ETO.
We  have  several snaps   in   House
property:
9 Knoms and ultic. 2 lots, oornorStanley..11,800
1 Rooms, 2 lots, lovely situation  l.Oun
I Rooms, nic-ii cottnK*. improved lot    1)011
5 I loom-. -tone foundation, collar full -ize 1,480
6 ltoomn, Vornon strcnt, 2 lots, excellent
value  1,930
li Itoon.-. down town now, all conveniences, rented at $'M 2.15'
8 Rooms, large verandah, 2 lots, dead
cheap   3,30(1
8 Rooms, all conveniences, '/ lots, new...   2.(K1'
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With F. L. Osi.er,
MARA  BLOCK   BAKER   ST.
Real Estate b Mines-
Millinery
WANTED!
2500 MINERS.
To work in tho M lalllforoue Mines of British
i u i  -,. Ih  al th i following pricos per
lay o hours:
Hand Drillers jh.iij
Machine Men H..5U
Minor-In Shafls    3.SUI.O $1 Wl
Carmen  250to 3.0i
hovellers  2.80
Laborers  2,60
Blacksmiths ,   SoOto 14.00
lumbermen  3.60 to $1.00
Apply toTHE SILVER LEAD MINES ASSOCIATION, Sandon, British Columbia.
The Nelson Soda Water Factory
are t.lir sole agents for
Kootenay for
St. Leei Hit Surines Water
St. Leon Hot Springs urn
situated throe miles thi
Bideof Halcyi n Hot Springs
iitiil the curative power ol
Its waters Is great i- than
thnt of any ' tliei- Sprit g-
in the Dominion. Put ni
by us in bottles or syphons,
Supplied fresh daily.
Nelson Soda Water Factory,
N. fl. CUriMINS, Lessee.
COAL!   COAL!
Great Reduction!
iMl% $9.50 per Ton
DELIVERED.
Special  rales for carload   lots and
for outside points.
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likes tn dress in Fnsliionnble nod
Nice Fittiu�� Gnrments if he .'nn
Hn si) nt a reasounble ntioe. M)
Full nnd Winter Samples nre non
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onll nnd 1 will quote you prtojS
that will astonish yon.
Ladies' Tailoring  in   all   its
branches, a specialty.
Weave showing the latest
correct styles in Millinery
with ii"Uiint,r lnck'iig thnl
could add to the attraelii -
ness and completeness of om
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where yoo --an depend on KettlnK the besl
Brands in tin mavkel am any rjuantito fron
Luc up,   Prii e  i i<  ioi ;,.- dtaptiti d,
���:-hom: mi.
Fkank A. Tamulyn, Mgr.,
Baker Street, Nelson
Nelson Employment Agency
WANTED.
Good Cook; Girl foi Housework; Muckers,
Woman to look aflcr rooms! Girl Cor hotel.
I'hanibnrioaid wants position,
CONTRACTS    TAKEN    KOI!    DIAMOND
CORK DRILLING.
J. H. LOVE, Ap'7     Faker  f
Nelson Harness Shop
The largest stock
nnd greaiesl variety of Hiirness.Saddles, Collars, Blankets, etc , kept in
the Kootenay. A
call always convinces.     Hall Street, Nelson.
J. M   LUDWKi.
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wi ,1   uown
I'l'll   Wilier
Brands of Cigars
IWP-nTED
11   Cli )  tie, nil sizes.
He  iy Clay, all sizes.
H Upman.
El Triunfo,
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La Hamaca.
Flor de la Isahela.
DOMESTIC
Flor de Bahama.
Rosebuds.
Reliance Bouquet.
Key West.
Espanolas, Etc.
Hudson's Bay Stores,
West Baker St., Nelson.
Telephone 18,
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PAINTERS and
DECORATORS.
SIGN WORK A SPECIALTY.
Builders will find It to their advantage to
lluuro with Bradley & Co. on Painting,
REISTERER    &    CO.,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer nnd Porter.
Drop in and see us.
StevensT
Tailor
YOUNG MAN of hi mil chnraoter can
secure furnished room, with use of
until, in quiet, iileaninit Iioiik).    Apply
this office, lit
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with Piiyiiton, nr ut Thomson's Rook
81 n fit
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Rooms i and u
Clements Hillyer Block
TENDERS WANTED.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
hy the undersigned up to Monday,
November ifitb, for supplying grnoer-
ins and drugs to tho Kootenay Luke
G iiwal Hospital for n period of six
months, E. W. SWANNEL,
Seoretary.
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B. C
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COAL
$6.25 DELIVERED
Special   Rates For Carload
Lots,
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E. J. SCOVIL
MINING BROKER.      WWlIf ,'1'
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WINJJBKMBKE, R &
Mk NELSON DAILY MINER, SUNDAY, NpVEMBER 5,  1899.
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TTTF. MT7RI0 HALL 22,IL,n ".MwacHin. wimtufha
1 -tl-LJ    ���!���"���u r��-LVJ    JXa.J_l.Ll exaontion of such ag.wment the license
���  | to be issued   under the   provisions  of
this by-law Blinll not take elfect.
FULL TEX I'  OF THE   T1Y-LAW TO
00MB BEFORE 00UK0IL.
Aid.  Hillyer  "Wilt   Prob&uly   Withdraw
It   and   Fii'ht   for   the   Good
Guverimieiit  Forces-
There will bn some things snid li\
Aid. Hillyer when the City Council
meets ou Monday night. It was ho that
gnvo notice of his intention to press a
music hull by-law through Council;
now lie says ho will withdraw thn bylaw as ho has beeu tlio subject to some
very uncomplimentary statements. He
claims that nis motive has been mis
understood and that he is tired of the
whole affair, It is also probable that
Aid. Hillyer will show that lie is now
a disciple of those who are opposing a
wide open town by moving a few
resolutions that will make Nelson n
model, moral metropolis if they are
carrion into effect, He says Ibat the
people Seem to wani a quiet; aud Sunday like town und be is going to see
thnt they get it, However, there will
he petitions before the Council both for
and against the passage of the hy-law
and it may bo that in view of them
some oilier Alderman may move that
the by-law ho considered. Members of
the hoard aio of the opinion that the
question, having created such a widespread interest, should bo left to the
ratepayers for decision.
The full text of tho proposed by law
is aB follows:
By-Law No 54.���A by-law to
amend Bylaw No. 5, "Trades License By-Law" and to make certain
rules nnd regulations as to the conduct and management of a Concert
Hail or Music Hall in tho City of
Nelson :
WhearenH, it is considered advisable
aud expedient to provide for an increase iu tho number of saloon lioenses
issued or to he issued in the Ciiy of
Nelsou, and to make certain inles and
regulations for the proper conducting
and managing an} Concert Hall or
Music Hall for which a License may be
hereafter granted in the said City, and
to fix the amount payable for any
such license:
Nov; therefore, the Municipal Conn-
oil of the City of Nelson, in Council
assemble.I, enacts as follows:
1, That By-Law No. 5, is hereby
amended bv striking out the figure
"0" and the word "six" ill the second
line of suh-seoliou 1, of section 1, of
said hy-law, untl by substituting the
figure "seven" and the word "seven"
therefor.
2. Tbat before any license for a
Concert Hull or Music Hall in the said
City of Nelson shall he hereafter
granted, the proprietor or proprietors,
lessee or les-ces, manager,or managers,
of such Concert Hall or Music Hall,
shall suhniu. to the Council of tin said
Ciiy a plan of such Hall, showing its
full dimensions and the seating unpuc-
iij thereof, together with dimensions
of stage or plattorm, and of all rooms.
offices, bars and other appurtenances
belonging or pertaining to such hall,
and showing its louatiou in said City
of Nelson, and ut'ter the approval of
such plan, no addition or alteration
shall ue made   in   tie' -aid Hall, or in
nppuiteiiannns, unless the same
shall havo been approved bj tbo Oit-y
i ouncil.
Che license payable in respect of
any Comiert Hall or Music Hall to the
Ciiy, by tn i proprietor or propriet rs,
le.-suu or lessees, manager or manager-,
or oihei person or persons having the
management ami coutrol nf snob Concert Hull or Music Hall, shall bo tho
sum of liivo Dollars ($6 (JO) for each
and every day (except Sundays) during
which such Concert Hall or Music
Hall shall be open lo the public
���1. The proprietor or proprietors,
lessee or lessi en. manager or managers, or other person or persons as
aforesaid, :���halt, besides being liable
to the penalties prescribed by law,
outer into a bend io tho Oity that sufficient sureties, to he approved by the
City Council, in tho sum of $1,000, for
tho proper and orderly conduct the
management of the said Concert Hall
oi Music Hall, and any conviction of
the said proprietor or proptietors,
ussoo or lessees, manager or managers,
or other person or persons, as aforesaid,
iu respect of au offense or offences
committed in jr in connection with
such Concert Hall or Music Hall, shall
be considered a forfeiture of such
bond, and tho said sum of $1,000 shall
at once become due und puyablo to
the said City, and in default of pay
meut, may be recovered ny action at
law, und upon any such conviction us
aforesaid, the license for suoh Concert
Hall or Musio Hall shall bo forthwith
revoked,
6. Auy.Concert Hull or Music Hall to
he hereafter licensed, as hereinbefore
provided, shall not be kept open after
after the hour of twelve o'clock midnight, except on, i-atunlays, when the
same shall be closed at half past twelve
o'clock at night.
II Tho proprietor or proprietors,
lessee or lessees, manager oi managers,
or other person or persons, as aforesaid, shall provide aud havo iu attendance at such Concert Hall or Music
Hull, during the whole time such
Hall is open to the public, a duly appointed Police Constable, to assist in
maintaining order aud good conduct,
and such Police Constable shall ho appointed mid he subject to dismissal or
removal by the Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Nelson,
and tbo salary or remuneration of such
Police Constable shall be borne and
paid hy the said proprietor or proprietors, lessee or lessees, manager or managers, or ot.ier person or persons, as
aforesaid.
1. An agreement embodying the
provisions hereof, and a covenant on
the part of the proprietor or proprietors, lessee or lessees, manager or managers, or other person or persons, as
aforesaid, to conform to and fulfill all
the matters and provisions hereby required of them, and containing such
rules aud regulations as tbe City
Council may deem necessary to make,
shall tie drawn and shall be executed
by them within fourteen days from iho
grauliugj_of the license for such   Con-
THE  FOOTBALL   PUACTIOE.
The Nelson Football Club held a
very suc-essfnl practice game of Rugby football yesterday afternoon on the
recreation grounds in wliich McFarland, Wetuiore and Macrae wer6 conspicuous. The team, however, requires coaching in several important
particulars. For instance, the forwards shonld pack iu.in the "serum,"
uot more than three in the front row.
Yesterday as many ns five were several
times noticed in the fiont row. The
forwards, ton, should strive to get possession of tho hall, immediately on its
being placed in the "scrum." nnd
should then heel it nut smartly. In the
line ont, also, the forwards bunched
too much together iustead of each
marking a man on tho opposing side.
Tho tackling of the backs was notice-
ablv weak.thongh Edwards was particularly useful in stopping some ugly
rushes of the opposing forwards.
Taken altogether, however, the
practice showed that there is some very
good material for a first class team
in Nelson aud, with combined play
and assiduous practice, they could
make a good showing against the
Coast teams.
There will be a service of song in
the Presbyterian Church this afternoon at 4 o'clock when Mrs. Brougham will sing Roeckel's "Oast Tin
Bread upon the Wators," and Handel's "He Shall Peed His Flock."
Mendelssohn's duet, "In His Steps
Are All the Corners of the Earth"
will be sung hy Mrs. Brougham and
Mr. Kydd, while Mr. Caldwell will
sing Mozart's "Who Treads the Path
of Duty." The Kev. R. Frew will
preach on "The Place of Praise in
Worship."
Stamping done at Mrs. McLaughlin's
Millinery Store.
AT THE HUME.
Augus Campbell, Knslo; W. E. Fill-
more, Moyie City; ,T. J. Fleutot, Kaslo ; Raonl Green, Kaslo; W. A. Richardson, Toronto; D. W. Moore, Trail;
.1. A. Kirkpntrick, Bilverton; J Frank
Collom, Wellsley j C. M. Keep, Fort
Steele ; 0, \V. Busk, Kokanee Creek ;
W Chaplin, St. Catherines; D. M,
Linard, Rossland; E. L. Sawyer, Hugo
Ross, Toronto; A. DesBrisay. Victoria ;
W. H. Cui-ruck, aud wife, Toronto; G.
A. Eastman, Cascade City; Charles
Fans, Phoenix.
LOCAL  AMD PERSONAL
Mr. and Mrs T. J. Sims left for the
Coast yesterday evening
At the morning service in St. Saviour's Chinch, the anthem will be Simper's "The Earth is the Lord's aud tne
Fulness Thereof."
,1. E. Amiable sold his new residence
on Mill street yesterday to J. W.
Holmes, late of Iugersoll, Ont. The
price paid was $2,400.
Mrs. Brougham will sing the"Cu,ius
Anin.aiii" from Rosini's "'Stabai
Mater" at the evening service at the
Roman Catholic Church tonight.
Mr. J. O. Vansiokle.late of Dresden,
Ont , is in Nelson, looking over the
country with a view to opening a photograph gallery at u favorabl.i point.
The meeting of the Ladies' Hospital
Aid Society, winch was announced for
tomorrow afternoon in. the Presbyterian church, has been postponed uutil
Monday week.
Alhert ' Kenneth Wattie and Elizabeth Mary Fletcher, hoth of Kusko-
nook, were, joined iu the bonds of matrimony nt tho residence of Rev. Mr.
Frew, yesterdav afternoon.
Messrs. E, Hiokling and J. H. Bow-
lior returned yesterdav from the Dun-
Dttn-Lardo country where they have
apeul the summer on tbe survey for ihe
''   ;'  R. railway construction.
Five ears of plant for the Nelson Gas
& Coke Company have arrived, and ten
or lifleeu more are on the road It
will not be long now before the Nelson gas plant is in operation.
The Methodist Ladies' Aid are pro-
paring for a big day's work on Wednesday next, when they hold their
annual sale of pretty and useful articles
of nil sorts. Meals will be provided,
too.
Big game (sic) has not altogether died
ont in this country. Mr W. W. West,
of Balfour, yesterday morning killei
u large wild cat while n\\ imniiiig
across tho lake from Pilot Bay tn
Rhinosceros Point.
A member of tho Thiol detective
agency and Provincial Constable Allan
Forrester yesterday morning took
Howell, tbo alleged murderer, to Bonner's Ferry, on his way to stand trial
in the United Suites.
Tho Fire Department wero called
out about !l :45 yesterday afternoon and
responded with their usual promptitude. Tin alarm was given from the
Club Hotel, where a pair of curtains
had naught fire. Fortunately thn blaze
was extinguished before serious damage was done
The new dynamo ni Ihe power house
is now running, but not at its foil oops Ity, as it is only being allowed to
develop 1)00 volts instead of 1,000. At
present thn new machinery is being
tested, and, so far, is giving satisfactory results. All the connections
have not yet been made.
On November 21 the Owen A. Smily
Conceit Company will play ber:! under
the auspices of the Hospital Ladies'
Aid Sooiely, and the net proceeds will
he oevotcd to the furnishing of the
women's ward in the addition to the
hospital. Mildred Walker and Miss
Ella Bridgeland, soprano and contralto
respectively, are the stars of the aggregation.
A Love Feast will be held this morning in the Methodist Church at 10
o'clock. The subjects of the Rev. ,1.
Ro; son's sermons will be, in the
morning, "Win God's Approval," and
in the evening, "Encouraged for Victory. " The Sacrament of the Lord's
Supper will be administered at the
close of the evening service.
Mr. T. R. Archbold hns, on behalf
of tbo firm of Archbold & Pearson,
bought a half interest in the Ko decay
Cigar Manufacturing Company, The
purchase price has not been mule public, but it is understood to exceed $11,-
000. Tho deal hy wliich u half interest
in this exceedingly lucrative business
hanged hands wns   n 'gotiated by__Mr.
GEN. HUTTON PLEASED.
This   Regimental   Order   Was   Issued
at Victoria This Week.
The following communication from
the district officer commanding is
published for the information of all
concerned :
"October 81, 18!)!).��� The following
telegram is published for general information :
"Louisville, Que., Oct. 81.
"D. O. C, No. !1 District: Convey
to your district that His Excellency
has been pleased to express his cordial
satisfaction at the soldierly appearance
und disciplined embarkation of our
comrades and representatives of the
Second Special Service Batallion Royal
Canadian Regiment vester lay. Express
my congratulations to all coucerned
upon this auspicious event in Canadian
military history.
"GENERAL HUTTON."
^UllliUUUi
ON THE AMERICAN BOY.
The Mine is Looking Well-Will Build
a 000-Foot Tram.
Tha American Boy mine, iu the Slocan, is shipping ore to, the Everett
smelter. Former shipments have
been made to the Trail smelter. At
tho office of the company it was learned
the other day that the American Boy
is being steadily operated in spite of
the prevailing labor difficulties in the
Slocan. The company is reported to be
paying the scale demanded by the unions, nnd is said to., employ 18 men.
The shipments average about three
cars per month, but tlie^superintendeiit
is holding the shipments hack somewhat saving the ore for rawhiding,
which will be considerably cheaper
than packing. Tho company expects
to send out a car of ore per week after
e.bont. 110 days. At a meeting of the
American Boy trustees a few days
since it was decided to build 000 feet
of tram in the spring of 11)00 to connect the mine with the Noblo Five
tram and concentrator. This will enable the American Boy to send down
to the Noblo Five works a large
amount of concentrating ore now on
the dumps and in the slopes. This la
expected to concentrate about four to
one at a a tine shipping value. Recently the No. 4 tunnel cut the ore
body 800 feot below the apex of the
vein aud the showing is said to be
four feet of concentrating ore. The
mine was lately examined by Engineer
Maxwell, who in his report lo tho
company, estimates that the mine  has
praotioally '��������� sight $540, I   worth  of
ore estimated at a profit  vail E $10 a
ton. The American Boy is owned l.y a
Spokane company, Recently a considerable quantity of American Boy stock
was taken over to Mr. J. G. McGuigan
aud associates, who are also largely
interested in the Noble Five mine,
which lies adjacent to tho American
Boy. Development upon the mine is to
bo kept up steadily all winter, und it
is the hope of the management to have
tho company in the Slocan dividend
list, shortly after the first week in the
new year. Sufficient stoping backs
have been opened to enable the company to send out shipments steadily.
LADY ABERDEEN SAILS.
New York, Nov. 4.���The Countess of
Aberdeen arrived in the city from Montreal last night and sailed ou the Campania this afteinoon.
SPIKE SULLIVAN  WON.
New   York,   Nov.    4.���Spike  Sulli-
vau, after an interesting fight,succeeded in knocking out Joe Young.of Buffalo, in the last part of the 20th round.
Stanley Tytler, who has gone into the
brokerage and real estate business iu
addition to his other affairs, The company will still continue under tbe management of Mr. T. J. Sims.
" Looking back*I see I never
saw before."
This is the exclamation of satisfied
customers.
We have fitted successfully stubborn
cases that others have failed in.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Consultation free.
Patenaude Bros.,
OPTICIANS,
Nelson. B. C.
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MBS The Ladies Admire j
lace Bool |
The latest in Footwear. \\ e have ��
jusi received a consignment including the Famous Jullu Marluv* ;md
and the mannish styles with bn ad
toes and heavy soles. F
Wholesale Houses.
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
THORPE ex CO-, Luhtrd.���Corner Ver-
nuji nut. Cedar Streets, Nelson, manu-
facturersoi and wholesale ilualers in at-rated
waters aud fruit i-yTUps- Sole agents for Hai-
cyon Springs mineral water.
You Can See Them
in our window.    You can try them on  in-   ��
Bide and it wont cost von anything. f-
LILLIE  BROS.
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3   Canadian, American,
'���%.   English and Scotch
3   Manufacture.
Fleece Lined,
Natural Wool,
Fine Cashmere, &c.
1^3 Trices   from   $1,50 to   $7.50   per  Suit.    See  our " Verus" Si
���i��,                 brand absolutely unshrinkable English Goods. Si
I Emory $ Walley |
3              Hub Furnishing House. ��i
SOMETHING   NEW!
Shredded Wheat Biscuit.
Requires Little or No Cooking'.
Economical, Wholesome, Palatable, Nutritious-
The Best and Only Food for Dyspeptics.
FOR   SALE   BV
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON,
Telephone Call, No. 10. Post Office Box, K and W.
NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY
-.v \;   i i.ii, -, 1.,-s.-,..   f-.\ l-i-.v known
'���arlof.j   ol  snfl  drinks,   I'. O. Mux 88.   Tele-
phODoKo Si.   Hoover Street  Nelson.
CIGARS
KOOTENAY CIGAR MFG CO.-Uor-
uer Haker aod Hall dlreela, S'^r.,.n. man-
ufacturer- of " Hoyal Seal" and '��� Kootonay
belle' brand of olgara.
COMMISSION M��F;CHANTS
J. EVANS & ' O.   BaserUlreot. Not-
,-oii. u 11,,, .,,1.' <!> ,u,t. 111 Itquoi ���, cigars.
nn nt, iir,-1, lok and Uro olny. water pipe and
1 rails and k< mral commission men lianls.
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GRAIN, HAY AND CEREALS
BRACKMAN A KERMILLING CO.
Umitkd.- Irroni Bireet, Nelson, whulu-
salti dealers In flnur, meals, etc., und hay
and grain. Mill- ..t ttdmonton, Victoria and
New Westminster. Elevators on Calgary &
Sdniontou Flail way,
*EO. F- MOTION Whole<alu Hnv.
SQ Brain and reed. ;-m><.tu1 tniouuionn on
1 load lots to all Kuotenu} potni>.
GROCERIES
A MACDONALD &. CO. �� ..n.tr Ver-
��� non and JusupbiiiO >ti'L'et*. whok--,ale
gro -*-r- and jobbers in blankets, gluves, mills,
boois,  rubbers, uiackinaws und miners' huh-
ili'iu>.
K
OOTtNAY SUPPLY CO-  Limited-
v on nn ttireet, Neuou, importers, v*hole-
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
P  BURNS <x CO -BakerStreet.  Nelson.
���    whnlr-ialu  (lujiiur.s in fresh and cured
meath.   Guldstoroge.
WEST KOOTENAY BUTCHER CO-
���Baker Street .vlsou.   W imiei-ale dealers in fru h and QUred moats.
HARDWARE &   MINING  SUPPLIES
H BYERS A CO. Corner Bakor and
a Josephine Streets, Nelson, wholesale-
dealers in hardware and mining supplier.
Agents for Glanl Powder Oo
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO'Y.
Limited linker tiireot. Nelson, whole*
.-nit; dealers in h irrtwaro and mining supplies,
plumbers'and tinsmith's supplies.
NELSON   HARDWARE   CO.   ^ hole
-aie ( amis ami oil-,.
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.
TURNER, BEETON & CO. corner
\'t rnon ami Josephine ritreeu', Nelson,
wholesale dealers in liquors cigars und dry
Kuod*. A gout-for Pa on. Browing Co. of Mil-
wii bee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.
TheMson ElectricTram way Co. Ltd.
LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERflS
HUDSON'S BAY OO.-*bolpaale Kro-
corlesand liquors,e c, Hakur.^L., Nelson.
PROVISIONS, PRODUCE & FRUITS
JY   GRIFFIN   A  OO.���Corner   Vernon
���   ivn'l Josujihliio streets Nolson, wholesale
dealers in provisions, cured meats, buttor ami
Large number Choice Building   Lots  adjacent the
line of their Tramway. Foi price and terms ol sale appl)
at the office of the Company, Macdonald Block, Corner oi
Josephine   and Vernon Streets.
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
SASH AND DOORS
NELSON    SAW    AND     PLANING
lyiiLLSr   LiMiiKi*   (Jornor  front,   and
I Hdl  biree'H,  N0U011   manufacturers of and
wholosule dealers In sash �� d doors; all kinds
ot i-m tor) work made to order.
AC= TVLcNE GAS
VANSTONE'S DRUG STORE.     �� or.
I .i-      AKis.
for Cal " ������ 1  -       \<-''l j lene
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ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES
WF. TEETZEL& CO    Corner Haker
���   and Jo��ephln" Street*, Nel   tn, whole*
-ai. dealer*-! n i  ���  '.rr- Mipplles    Agents for
\>> mm*.  In-   l !1 .\ ���  0   11.  i'.'   1 < r. i 1..on Io.
t0-mm*ii,n.ii0T.iml ,-,im i���tmntjzm
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
Branch Markets in Rowsland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
AND SOO LINK.
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Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   -   -   ���   -   $2,ooo,ooo
Capital Paid Up, ��1,500,000, Reserve, Sl,25o,ooo.
Head Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
(ieneial Banking Business transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the im.t favorable terms.   Interest allowed <m special
deposit] 'nd i'u Having Bank accounts.
I5HANCU1H IN BUITIHI1 COLUMBIA.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Tmir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
SMOKE  "HOYAL  SEAL"   CIGARS
JOHN   HIRSCH,
OKKIOK!
NELSON B. 0.
no
I BUYANYTHING
From a steam boat
to a liaby'H rattle
Evi'iything   lias a
value ul my store.
PROSSER,
Ward St., Bet. Baker and Victoria.
TO Gnt
The direct route from
K00TENA7 COUNTRY
in all points
EAST   and   WEST.
First-Olass Sleepetson nil trains irom
REVELSTOKE 4 KOOTENAY I.IKi.
TOURIST OARS i>hhk Medicine Hat
daily tor si. Panl, Sundays ami Wednesdays fur Toronto, Fridays for
Montreal uml Boston,
Same   rais  jiuns  Revolstoke one ilay
earlier.
You cud save money by
Iniying your
Plate. Sheet and Ornamental
Glass from
R. H. WILLIAMS, Nklhon, Ag. nl fi
J.   W.   MELLOR,
VICTORIA, B.O.
CONNECTIONS
To and from Kobson, Rossland.
Kx. Sun. Ex. BUD,
7.10 Lv. NELSON Arr. 10. Ill
ls.iKi Lv.ilaily NELSON daily An-.21.ln
Morning train connects f. r nil points
in BOUNDARY COUNTRY.
Evening train connects to snd from
Main  Line ami points  north, ami (ex.
Sim.ifn.m all points in BOUNDARY
COUNTRY.
KOOTENAY RIVHB ROUTE,
Daily. Str. Movie                Daily,
28.00 Lv. NELSON        Arr. 1(!.2()
Connects Kootenay   Landing with
Orow's Nest Branch trains both ways.
KOOTENAY LAKE-KASLO ROUTE
Kx. Ban. sir. Kokanro, Ex, Sun
HUH) Lv. NELSON Arr. 11.00
Tin1., Tliui-., Sul.,  to   Argenta und
ret., leaving KhhIo m, 20k.
SANDON AND SLOCAN POINTS,
Kx. Sun. Ex. Sun.
9.00 Lv. NELSON Ar. 14,80
41iih NELSON to ROSSLAND ins 4
Eror rates and toll Information mlilro.,* noar
.-nt local iiKiiiil. or
I    K. HKASI.KY  ('ity l'uwcnicor AroM
R, W. DUKW, Akui.i, NeUon
W, F. AN11KKHON, K. J. COYLK,
Truv. I'iuw. Ajr-ont,       A  O. P.  Aum..
NellCO VrUOQHTCt NELSON DAILY MINER. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5. ^99-
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Prescriptions.
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THE Purity of the Drugs and
Medicines administered to
the patient is the most
Essential Element in the successful treatment of disease.
Prescriptions are. compounded
by us from absolutely Pure
Drugs in perfect condition, and
the Physician's skill will not be
nullified by old and imported
drugs.
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Our stock of requisites for
ne Nursery,
Tlie Siokroom
Are complete. Your patron=
age solicited.
Nurses' Directory.
For the convenience of
Physicians and Nurses, we
have established a Nurses'
Directory, and in order to
have it complete, request
all Nurses to send in or
call and leave their names
and addre?.ses.
H. F. McLean
Telephone 145.     P. 0. Box 225.    Baker St.
Mall Orders Promptly A:tended To.
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LOVERS REINCARNATION.
Dear heart, did we meet long ago,
And walk and talk together then7
I think it must have happened so;
If bo, I wonder where or when.
Oft when you blush and smile for me,
When your eyes droop before my gaze,
For one swift breath I seem to see
Some dim, Bweet scene from other days.
A gleam of gold from that stray tress
Of hair on which the sun has shone,
A loving touch, a soft caress,
Or in your voice some minor tone,
Brings to me, like the faint, clear chime
Of silver bella on summer air,
The memory of a bygone time,
Of life and loving otherwhere.
I know that I have loved you, dear.
E'er since I first begun to be;
My heart had missed you many a year,
Until at last you came to me;
And then I knew that T had met
Tha one I sought, and by your aida
1 stay, with nothing to regret,
Because my soul is satisfied.
-Miller Purvis in Woman's Home Companion.
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The capitalist looked up from the card
he held in his long slender fingers, He
saw a dark eyed young fellow with big
shoulders and a resolute chin. At least
those were the distinguishing characteristics the elder man first noticed.
"James rrotheroe," he murmured.
Then he added with a little gasp, "Not
the son ot my old boyhood pard, George
Protheroe?"
The young man smilingly nodded.
Whereupon the older man seized him
by both hands and forced him into a
chair.
"My dear boy," ho cried, "where were
my eyes? Why, you're just like your dad.
Well, well! Bless him, I haven't seen
him for 20 years. Calls you James, eh?
Who's that for?"
"You, sir," said the young man.
"For me! Shake hands again, namesake. You are a remarkably line young
man.   And how's father?"
"Very well, sir. lie sends you a letter," and the young man drew it from
his pocket.
The capitalist glanced it through with
a kindling eye.
"Sounds just like old George," he
chuckled. "Um-uni-um. 'Loan you my
boy Jim. Teach him a little business.
Got some capital he might invest. Good
boy.' Um-um-iim. See here, my boy, you
must come along with us to Bevington.
We are going down there on my private
car; n 30 mile ride over our new suburban road. I've got business with a
man at Bevington that must be attended
to this noon. Then I've got to be back
here at 3 o'clock to meet a New Yorker
who is passing through. My daughter
Ethel, Miss Mayer, her companion, and
two young college fellows of her acquaintance, will go on the trip with me.
Ethel will take along a hamper and feed
us in the car, and we ought to have a
jolly time. I want you to meet my daughter."
"Thank you," said  the young  fellow,
"I  believe  I   have already  met  her.   I
went to your home to see you and found
you  had  left the house  a  little earlier
than usual, and your daughter���I'm quite
sure it  wns your daughter���kindly told
me that you never transacted any business at home."
The two men laughed together.
"But you told her who you were?"
"No, I didn't," replied the young man.
"After her remark I couldn't very well.
It's business, you know, that brings me
to Cleveland."
James Norerrss laughed again.
"She probably took you  (or a  collector," he chuckled.   "But, here, we must
lie ��<ff. We have to meet the others at the
square in just teu minutes,"
They were there anil waiting when the
two men approached.
"Ethel," said the older niiiii, "I want
you to become better acquainted with
Mr. James Protheroe of Kansas, whom
you have only met iu a business way, I
believe. Y'ou have oflen heard me speak
of his father."
The fair young girl, with just a slight
flash, extended her hand.
"The name of Protheroe Is a household
word with us," she said wilh a smile Unit
Jim Protheroe thought the sweetest he
had ever seen. Then she presented him
to Fraulein Mayer and made him acquainted with Mr. llosuier and Sir. Harrington.
"You've surely heard of Mr. Harrington," she said. "He was on the Yarvard
football team of 18118, nnd Mr. Hale is
the champion sprinter of his college."
Young Protheroe bowed gravely In acknowledgment of the honor conferred
upmi him In coming in personal contact
with such special distinctions.
"Are you  a  college  man,  Mr.   Protheroe?" inquired the eminent Barringion.
"Yes,"    replied    llio    Kansas    youth.
"Adams, '117."
The young men looked at each oilier.
They had never heard of Adams.
Just then the car got under headway,
and Elhel's father called Jim to step to
the rear door aud have a look a I thu
roadbed. Ethel had surprised the glance
that passed between Hosnier and Harrington. It made her feel a Utile chagrined. They were evidently Bneerlng at
llie western young man. Really there
was something different about him. His
clolhes were not quite like the other
men's. He didn't wear them wilh just
llie same nonchalance. Ho appeared
rather heavy and slow. Very likely he
was as dull as he acted. And yet ho cor
lainly seemed a very presentable youth.
.Some people might even call him handsome.
Her trnin of thought was Interrupted
by her father's voice.
"Why, bless my soul, my boy," he was
saying, "you know more about railway
building than I do! Where did you pick
It up?"
"Helped lay out a rond In western
Kansas," replied Jim. "That's one of the
things we learned at Adams. I believe 1
have the right to put 'civil engineor' after
my name."
So he did know a li11lo something,
thought the girl, but it seemed like such
Uninteresting knowledge. Truly he was
decidedly dlffertnt from the eastern boys.
Then her father and Jim came Into the
car, and the conversation became general,
Ethel noticed that Jim held his own
pretty well when lie did talk, but for 111*
most part he wat, but a listener. There
Was one thing in* was grateful to him
for She knew lie admired her. HI*
frank, open glance told her that. But ho
had the good sense uot to annoy her by
anv special attentions.
Pretty soon the little party scattered,
Jim .111,1 the young men going out on the
rear platform to smoke, leaving father
and da ighter and chaperon In the car.
"Whal iln you think of Jim?" said the
capitalist.
"Bather Rtrong of Kansas, Isn t he/
laughed Ethel.
"Oh, I don't know," said her father.
"He doesn't make nny parade of his talents. He's just like his old dad. There
wasn't a keener boy iu town. We wero
chums, you know, and both of us started
iu without a dollar. I fancy we've both
done pretty well."
"Is Mr. Protheroe's father a man of
properly?" Inquired Ethel.
"I should say he was. The last I heard
about him he owned the opera house, the
hotel, the bank, tho finest residence in
town and held a first mortgage on the
biggest meeting bouse. Jim's financial
future is all right. He's an-only child,
you know."
"No, I didn't know," said Ethel.
The big hamper turned out to be most
bountifully loaded, and everybody
brought along a picnic appetite. Then
they rolled into Bevington, nnd, leaving
the ladies in charge of the two eastern
men, James Norcross took the Kansas
lad and started to keep his engagement
with the local townsman. It wns not a
long engagement, and nt 1 o'clock they
were back on the car, and the capitalist
signaled the motorman to go ahead on the
return trip.
"We should be able to run the 32 miles
back to Cleveland nicely in two hours,"
ho said lo Jim. "I must be there at 3
o'clock, and wo have a clear track all the
way. We've had litigation over this road,
and it isn't doing a regular business yet,
but we'll be running on schedule in a day
or two."
They were out of earshot of the others,
and Jim leaned toward the capitalist.
"Mr. Norcross," he said, "have you noticed that the motorinau has been drinking heavily?"
"No!" cried the capitalist. "Has the
idiot started one of his periodical sprees?
Best man in my employ when he's sober.
When he's drunk, he's a stupid log. Keep
your eye ou him, Jim."
The young man nodded and started
down the aisle to the motormnn's vestibule.
It might have been ten minutes later
when ho noticed- that the speed was increasing to a really dangerous rate.
Looking ahead, he saw, a mile or so
away, a sharp curve. He knew that it
was highly hazardous to attempt to strike
it at that high rato of speed. He reached forward and caught the motorman by
the arm. The latter turned, with an
outh. and, unsteadily rising to his feet,
struck at him blindly. Jim flung him
aside, shut off the power and put on the
airbrake. The ear slackened speed reluctantly, but finally came to n standstill
half way round the curve.
Thou Jim turned. The motorman had
fallen nnd struck his head against the
ironwork at the end of a seat. Ho was
lying on the car Hoot' unconscious.
El hoi was unaware that anything unusual had taken place. She sat in the
last seat nt the rear, with her back to (he
front of the car, her companion, Miss
Mayer, beside her. Presently her father
came down the aisie and stopped.
"I was beginning to wonder where all
the men were," said Ethel as she laid
her hand affectionately on her father's
arm. "1 felt quite neglected. Are we
wailing on a switch?"
"There has been n little accident, my
dear," said her father, "We're not on a
switch."
"An accident, papa!   Who Is hurt?"
"The motorman, hut not seriously. Jim
says it's a scalp wound and a broken collar bone. lie's got him all bandaged
up nicely, and as soon as he gets over the
effects of tin.���Iho shock he'll be in very
fair shape."
"Is Jim���Mr. rrotheroe a surgeon
too?" '
"He's something of a surgeon," replied
her father, with a laugh. "It's another
one of those things he learned at that remarkable college. It seems a half dozen
of his college mates had planned a hazardous trip to the Bad Lands, and they
knew they ought to have a surgeon-doctor along, so Jim volunteered and took a
six months' course in the rudiments."
Ethel looked out of the window..
"Where are we, papa?"
"About ten miles from nowhere,"
snarled the capitalist. "And I'm needed
in Cleveland at 3 o'clock for n most im-
poi'taul conference,"
"Well, why don't we go ahead?"
"Without a motorman? Besides, we've
busied something in Ihe running gear.
It happened in slackening up suddenly.
Do you hear that pounding?"
"Now I hear it, papa."
"That's Jim under the car, trying to
tinker up the break."
"Is he a mechanic loo?"
Despite   his   anxiety,   the   capitalist
laughed again.
"It seems so," ho said. "It's another
thing he learned out there iu Kansas. I
suppose we are just beginning to find
him out. You were right about It. Ho
Isn't much like the other youngsters of
his ngc."
Still laughing, Ethel's father left the
car nnd joined the two eastern college
men, who wero standing not far away.
Ethel raised the window nnd looked out.
As sho did so she caught sight of Jim.
Hatless, coatless and vest less, his thick
hair wildly tumbled and his face smudged with dirt, ho was facing her smiling
father.
"Waiting for orders, sir," he said, with
a comical pull at his hair.
"Can you run a motor, too?" asked tho
capitalist.
"I've had some experience nt It," replied Jim. "Father built the Alfalfa and
Stony Ledge Electric road, and I ran the
first motor over It. If you'll sit wilh me
and keep me posted on the points, I'll
promise to haul you through on time."
"All right, my boy. Bun her through
ou schedule lime, and I'll give you a pel*
inanent job."
The capitalist looked up and caught his
daughter's eye and laughed again.
As Jim turned away Ethel called softly
to her father.
"Daddy," sho murmured, "don't you
forget lo ask dim up to dinner tonight."
Her gratified parent looked up at her
wilh ii quizzical smile that called a swift
blush to her cheek.
1    "All aboard I" shouted Jim.���Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
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noise? Now, don't let me have lo tell
you a second time."
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GIFTS TO UNCLE SAM.
A FEW "TRIFLES" WHICH THE  SULTAN SENT IN 1839.
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They Pnt President Van Daren In a
Dilemma, and Cnntcre** Finally
IIiul lo Take a Hand In the Aflalr.
Some IlandMouie Prerient*.
Ou the seventh day of the month of
Scuawwal, in the year 1234 of the hegira
���which is the Arabian way of writing
Dec. 2Ti, 1839���the sultan of Oman,
wlu.se name was Seyyld Saood, Bin Sul-
tail Bin Ahmed, addressed >i gracious letter to "His Excellency Martin Van Bu-
ren, President of the United States of
North America," in which he informed
the president that he had sent him by the
royal ship Sultanee a few trifles as a
token of friendship and good feeling.
These tl'iiles consisted of two Arabian
horses aud their groom, one bottle of
attar of rose, two pieces of gold, live
demijohns of rosowater, one Persian
carpet, one gold ornament with u silk
tassel, four camel's hair shawls, one gold
moiniled sword, two large pearls, one
siring ot loll pearls, one gold plate, one
bottle of diamonds, one gold snuff box
si udded with precious stones and one
box of mixed pearls aud diamonds.
The ship wilh its precious cargo arrived iu New York oil the "d of May,
and the president was at once nolilicd.
Under the constitution the president has
not the right lo accept a personal gift
from any foreign state or power, aud
consequently Mr. Van Biiren was iu a
dilemma. lie referred the matter to the
secretary of state, and the secretary of
stale wrote to the agents of the vessel in
New York, and they, in turu, informed
the commander of the ship that tbe president was without authority to accept the
gifts. But the commander was not willing to carry the presents back to his
royal inasler, for the sultan had a way of
cutting off the heads of his messengers
if they failed to deliver his presents. So
lie politely but firmly insisted that they
should be accepted.
Fearing that this might give rise to unpleasant complications, the president
finally decided to refer the question to
congress as a last resort. Accordingly, ou
May '21 he addressed a communication to
the senate setting forth the difficulty he
was in and asking that some action
might be taken. The niRtter was duly
considered hy congress, and at the end of
two months' deliberation it passed a resolution authorizing the president to accept
the gifts iu the name of the United
Slates government and to dispose of
such as could not conveniently be stored
in llie state department. After three
months of correspondence, red tape, diplomacy and legislation the sultan's
Christinas presents were finally accepted,
and then the president was put to the
trouble of selling llie horses, the shawls
and the rosewater, while Uncle Sam
was given the further trouble of finding
a suitable placo to store the remaining
gifts and was afterward put to treat
expense in capturing the thief who carried off the entire collection in a bag
and was only taught after a long chase.
This is not the only time that Uncle
Sam has got himself into trouble by his
popularity. For many years our consuls
and ministers in Asia and Africa had a
hard time trying to convince emperors,
Sllltaus and kings that it was against the
laws of our country for them to accept
the presents which these sovereigns insisted upon offering them to show how
much they thought uf Uncle rlam. Many
of these offerings consisted of animals���
horses, elephants, tigers and the like-
anil our representatives had no end of
trouble in finding BccomuioitallonH for
Biieh iniwiel II anil form in st
ore ofllllui s foreed upon thi ,
llii ir protests.
Of course, Uncle Sam ha
many presents which he has been very
glinl lo nceepl as tokens of friendship
nud good will on the part of foreign governments. These gifts embrace a wide
variety of objects, from a plain whale's
tooth���presented by tho king of Hie Fiji
islands���to costly ornaments, handsome
pieces of furniture and rare paintings.
The first gift received by the American
government was I wo paintings, oil portraits ot I.ouis XVI and Marie Antoinette, presented by the king and queen
Ihrinselvcs soon after Ihe close of our
Itevnlutlonary war.
Uncle Sam has been particularly fortunate In llie matter of vases. The
French government's regard for Uncle
Sam is embodied in some beautiful
Sevres vases of the highest artistic beauty and very valuable. Among the most
noteworthy are the two French Limoges
vases in tho National museum, They
nre each over eight feet in height, one
decorated with emblems of war and tbe
oilier with symbols of peace. Their total
cash value���if we may be allowed to
place a money valuation on a gift���is
$17,500.
Another vase that should not be overlooked is the one awarded by the emperor of Germany to this country us first
prize lit Ihe Berlin Fishery exposition in
1NSII, It is made of silver, gold aud
glass, studded with jewels und is of exquisite design and wnrkimfiisliip.
On the outside uf Ihe National museum, ns though deserving of no better
accommodation, Is n huge stone sarcophagus, or coffin, wliich was presented
by Ihe admiring people of Syria to President Jackson. "Old Hickory" did not
appreciate the gift and swore that he
would not be buried in It. It is, therefore, not looked upon with much favor
except by tourists, who have up to this
time chipped off more than ten pounds of
it as mementos.
Next to vases Uncle Sam is specially
rich in swords���swords of all kinds, most
of them handsome and costly���that hnve
been presented by various foreign government* or their representatives. Medals, boo, are a Common form of gift. The
Sllltnn of Turkey showed his good will by
sending us n medal ill commemoration of
llie four hundredth anniversary of the
discovery of America. It is an exquisite
cameo in a ease of gold studded with
diamonds,
Of course every one is familiar with
the two great statues presented by the
I pie of France to tho people of America Hie statue of Liberty, which stands
ul ihe entrance to the harbor of New
York, and the Lafayette statue, which
adorns the beautiful park In Washington
opposite the White House and has the
distinction of being the only official monument to a foreigner in the national capital.
Mention might be made of many other
gi'ls received by Uncle Ham from bl��
foreign brethren, bnt those already cited
will serve to show hy their number and
b\ their variety how great and how
widespread Is the esteem In which our
coiuin-y |s held.���Ladle*' Home Journal
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GRANDFATHERS'  CLOCKS.
8*III   Used   In   \< >v   England  and  In
Demand l>>   Collectors
"There nre more old fashioned clocks
around than people would think," says
an Augusta man who makes a specialty
of repairing them. "Most of those with
the woodi n works aro of American make,
I lliiuk. It must have been expensive to
import the clocks with brass movements
iu ihose early days, und the iugenious
Yankees set to work to make their own
clocks from wood. Most of them are
nnd'. from the apple tree and with only
a brass scape wheel and iron wires. They
are not so different from the clocks made
nowadays, and they can be repaired aud
will really keep excellent time.
"The principal thing to do in repairing
tla-m is to put new teeth in the woodeu
wheels where they have been worn or
been broken off. These are dovetailed iu
and then tiled into shape, und the clock is
us g 1 as new.    Then, again, the holes
in the wooden hacks are worn, and brass
bushings are put in.
"Most of tlie old clocks are eight day
clocks, aud they are frequently less trouble Io put in order than the modern
clocks. It is the pemrulum which regulars the movement of the clock, nnd
those long, heavy pendulums are less affected by jars than shorter oues. Being
large, particularly those with the grandfather movement, as we call that of the
large clocks, they are more apt to bo stationary.
"Most of the clocks brought to me are
from 50 to 100 years old, though, unfortunately, they are not dated. I saw one
tin- other day lhat was known to be 800
years old, but that was an imported clock.
Last year I repaired about 40 old clocks.
"There is always a demand in Ihe market for the old clocks, and I know most
of those that are to be found are genuine.
One would be more apt to find the works
genuine than the case. They may be in
good condition when the case has been
battered and broken to pieces, tt would
hardly pay to make new clocks to sell as
old ones. There is not a large number
of ihem sold, nnd a man may hold clocks
for n year or so and then sell several.
When you come to think of It, it is not so
strange that there are so many genuine
old clocks to be found. If in the early
days each family hnd one, that would
make a good stock for the people who
care for them.
"Healers travel all over the country
here nnd everywhere abroad, picking up
old fashioned furniture. They visit the
old junk stores, pick up tilings for a soug,
bring them over here, have them repaired
and sell them for big prices."���Kennebec
Journal.
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FOOL TRAIT  OF CRABS.
Make   Prisoner*   of   Theniselvea   by
Crawling: Into Live Oyster*.
An oyster shucker found in the shell of
a bivalve what he called a baby crab.
"That's the first one of that kind I ever
found in a Long Island oyster," said the
old shucker, "and I've been shucking
along the sound for 20 years. But such
crabs are frequently found in Virginia
oyster shells and are considered great
delicacies when you get enough of them.
Last summer I was shucking while on a
visit to Virginia, and I found enough
baby crabs in oyster shells to fill an
ordinary size coffeepot. A youug woman
saw them aiu' clapped her hands nt the
sight. She asked me what I would take
for (hem, and I said $2 without thinking.
Sho took me up quicker thau a mice, and
off she ran with them as if sho had
drawn a prize."
"Why do they go Into oyster shells?"
"I don't know. I asked an old Virginia
shucker that same quest ion, and he said
It was because they were lonesome and
went iu for company. But I don't believe it. Thai would mean lhat crab*
think, and we know they don't. Neil her
does n lobster. I think the biggest fool
in water is a lobster. I suppose you
know how wc catch lobsters in the
sound? Take a box, bore boles iu the
sides of it and siuk it. Put out your
buoy so you'll know where to find tho
box. Leave the box sunk all night and
go out Ihe next morning, haul it up, and
you've got a box full of lobsters. And
the funny thing about it is that they go
into the boles backward. Even people
will put their heads into holea where
they are looking, but it takes a lobster
to back into a bole, and they keep on
doing it. Fish are smart. You hnve to
play with them to bite. But lobsters,
they back right into your arms. Biggest
fools that live."
Comlnsr on Later.
Some years ago Sir Henry Irving was
called on, in Dublin, to play a heavy part
to which he was not accustomed. One of
the actors had not turned up, and there
was u vacancy. Irving had to come on
early in the first act.
Now, the Dublin gallery boy Is un institution in himself. Thero Is nothing lik*
him anywhere.
Conversations between young fellow*
across from ono side of the gallery to th*
other are spoken in loud tones and iu the
distinct hearing of the actors.
Irving is, as everybody knows, very
thin, und when lie appeared wilh a stride,
which is one of the most characteristic
things about bini, one of these gallery
boys shouted across to another:
"Fuix, an Is that him?"
"No," wus the reply; "Ihem is th*
young man's clothes. They'll shove him
out later ou!"���Spare Moments.
A Carlou* f<:i.i iii pi,.
One of th* most curious epitaphs in
America is on a gravestone in Burial
Hill, Charlestowu, Muss. It is as follows:
"Here lyes interred ye Body of Mrs.
Elizabeth Phillips Wife to Mr Eleazer
Phillips who was Born in Westminster
iu (Jreat Briltain, & Commissioned by
John Lord Hishop of Londou in y�� Year
1718 to ye Office of a midwife & cam* to
this Country in ye Year 171!) & by ye
.Blessing of (led has Brought into thi*
World above 180000 Children. Died May
0th, 1701.  Aged 70 Years."
Green ������ (Iran.
Employer���For lunch you will hav* SO
minutes.
O'Toole���And how will OI st* thlm,
sor?
Employer   Eat what?
O'Toole��� Th' t'lrly uiinnet*.���Chieag*
News.
A man who was sure to die a death ���(
torture In ten years would think more of
the most trifling |ri-allucutlon or calamity of the day Hum of his tor* flesh an**
twisted nerves year* henc*.���Sydney
Smith.
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LONDON   MARKET REPORT.
Prices Generally Ert'ejtod By the War
in the Transvaal.
London, Oct. 14. ��� (Special Oorre-
fil.ondenco to The Miner.)���Last week
the Hank of England raised again its
rate to ���'. per cent, which certainly bar)
ratliur a depressing effect on the Stock
Exchange, which was, however, onlv
temporary, Consols have been firm,
and the Stock Exchange reqnirer ts
fur tbe settlement were arranged with
case. The present ease of the money
market is uot likely to las! long, as
what with tbe requirements of the
Government in connection with the|
campaign in South Africa, and the
active autumn demand which has bu-
guu to set ill, while the gold supplies
firm the Transvaal ure, of course, cut
off for the present, (I further advance
in llie Dunk rale is nut at nil mil ol
ih. qnostioii. In the Home Railway
Market stocks showed a groat deal of
strength in the early part of the waek
ami they have since reacted in sympathy with the rest of the market although tbe outbreak of war hail already been fully discounted. Brigb-
tous and Dovers are firm but the hi avy
mines have shown small declines.
In tho foreign Market quite a change
tor the better has come over the South
American Market, and dnrirjg the past
week bear closing has caused a marked
recovery in these stocks.
The Yankee Ruiway Market.���A
good deal of strength has beeu shown
here during tbe past week, although
the strong advance in prices which
took place in the first few days has not
been altogether maintained, there is
no donbt but that tbe upward movement will be resumed again at the first
favorable opportunity as money is distinctly easy.
The Transvaal trouble does not seem
to interfere witb this market at the
present as it is certainly a far cry from
Sontli Africa to the United States,
and tbat large traffic continue to be
piled up. Louisville's have again been
tbe feature of the market, and have
scored a substantial improvement,
chiefly in anticipation of high cotton
crop. Northern Pacific's have been
supported by au announcement of a
regular dividend on the press, and the
other Pacilio stocks have been pretty
stiff, Milwaukee's have been quiet
and Denvers, Eries, and Readings, are
lower. Canadian Pacific's have been
firm and are now quoted at ��04. Grand
Trnnks have been fairly active aud the
traffic receipt shows a substantial increase aud are qucted at ��81% for the
first prefs, ��52}^ for the second, and
��2l}4 for the third. In the other markets (Industrial) tne various shares of
which I have previously quoted in my
former letters are still about the same
price.
Iu the Mining Markets commencing
with tbe Transvaal the outbreak of
war has been fully discounted although
on Thursday morning a slight reactiou
insued on the publication of theTraus-
vaal demands. Paris chiefly taking
flight nnd sold a good many shares
here nud depressed, the market, fir a
short time> followed by a strong recovery. Consider! i^ what dan,age may be
done in the Mines tin prices keep -
derfully linn. Kund Mines have fluctuated between ��30 and ��88; Consolidated Gold Fields are about ��11 ami
East hands are ��(% Randfonteius are
now S25 8s. Krilish Chartered shares
have not moved much, and Rhodesiau
shares generally have shown an irregular tendency. Amongst diamond shares
Le Beors hnve recovered and are quoted
��2oi^.
West Australian Mining shares have
moved very much with tbe Kaffir circus but the wai now in the Transvaal
Cannot now exercise much effect upon
the former, and the worst almost
seems to be over as regards rates in
tbe money market. The feature has
been tbe strength of Ivanhoe Gold
shares on very favorable advices from
the mine and ure quoted at about ��17.
Lake View Consols have nlso been
fairly active and are quoted ��22. London und Globes which are dealt in this
market have risen to 28s on the dividend announcement which is expected
to be declared at the meoting nf shareholders on the 24th inst., New Zeal-
ands havo beeu quite nelgected with
the exception of a slight  improvement
fanlter aud the crier informed the
house that he had uot complied with
his bargain while thousands of the
members sang, "God Save the
tjueen" and "Rule Britannia " wliich
shows another proof ni' tbe loyalty of
the members of the Stock Exchange.
The members of the. Brighton sent
Kruger a birthday greeting, which ran
as follows: "Many happy returns.
Thanks -for ultimatum. For what
your are about to receive may we be
made truly tbauful."
We are showing a
First-Class Line of
Cooking stoves & Ranges
Wliich we are offering at
VERY  LOW  PRICES.
CALL  AND   IN8PECT  OUR   STOCK.'
in Waihgi which stands at ��H%. In
dian mine shares have shown a steady
tendency but aotnehow or other they
nre not in the public favor. Tbe principal mine is the Mysoro Mining Company's which has just doclarod a dividend of 4-i. standing at ��ti%.
British Columbian mines still remain
in the dumps, with the exception of
Le Roi and British Amcrioa Corpora
tion, the former having had a sharp
recovery on repurchase by bears, and
looks liko going much higher still,
and Bacs shares are likely to have a
jump any day. Lo Rois are quoted
��&%��� Ymir have risen slightly on the
dividend announcement of Is, a share,
and are quoted ��1%. In the copper
niarkot this has been fairly steady aud
prices show little change, copper itself
>8 quoted at ��711. Riotiuto have shown
great strength on Paris support.
There has been only one or two new
compnnies issued but how they have
fared is another matter. To show you
the state of the Stock Exchange tbe
mi mbi rs Inn ing little or nothing to do
they liummerid Paul Kruger at 3:10
on Wednesday and declared hint a de
SILVER LEAD COMBINATION.
A Gigantic Organization is Talked of
in the States.
The consolidation of a large number
of silver-lead mines throughout the
country is now under way, and the or
ganizer of the company, which will
be called the Helena & Frisco Consolidated Company, will probably lie announced next week, suys the Helena
Independent. The consolidation has
been rumored iu Helena for some time
past nnd will not be news to those who
have been in a position to command
the "inside" of tbe situation, Telegrams from private sources iu New
York ns long as two weeks ago said
tbat the effort was being made to put
the deal through aud tbat the new consolidation companies would represent
485,000,000 of capital. The reduction
of the expense of working had something to do with the movement, but
there was another motive.
It will be an offset to the other
fellows," said a well posted financier
of this city recently. "There has
been an impression among the silver-
lead mine owners for some time past
that they were not getting all their
product ought to be worth. There has
beeu a consolidation of the smelter
operators and they have sought to regulate the price of tbe product; why not
have a cross-consolidation and have
something to say ourselves?"
There are many other reasons urged
for the consolidation. The combination will at tbe beginning have a capitalization of $2,1)00,000, it is given out
from a reliable source, "but before tbe
year is out," it is added, "it will have
a capitalization 10 times that amount. "
The particulars of the capitalization
are not forthcoming at this time.
A financier who is interested in tho
proposed consolidation told a Now
York newspaper man that tbe Helena
& Frisco Company was the forerunner
of one of the largest and most important mining concerns in the United
Stutes. The company in time, he said,
wtuld bear tne same important relation
to silver-lead as the Amalgamated Cop
per Company does to copper.
Norman B. Hoolter, a prominent
mine owner of Helena, Mont., who is
now in the city, is the organizer, says
the New York Commercial of October
26. The law firm of Reed, Simpson,
Timelier & Bamum, of whioh ex-
Spe.iker Thoma-i B. R��ed is a member, is interested in the company, and
is is said tint tbo firm is giving it financial support as well as legal advice.
J. & W. Seligmnu & Co., and Lewi-
sob n Bros., arc nlso interested in the
m  .- i oncern.
tol i!   I<  d duel ��� ii   hi the
'   iiti d Stati   m : ifii wna 291,39 tons.
This   i    luded orts    of    foreign
-tuff' soni icl     - i      ifined  ii
. ud     Of th      total  1.1   6   tm -   were
so-oalled   "sofl "or uou-sili   I -   u i i
lead   from   Missouri and other Missis-
sippi Valley states.
The amount produced from foreign
ores was about 811,071 tons, and tlie
amount of lead produced of American
origin was about 212.000 tons. Ah the
production for the first half of 181)8
was 15fi,(174 tons, it will be seen that
the total fnr that year did not full far
short of 813,000 tons, including foreign, an increase of u little over seven
per cent.
Applying this estimate to the American product th" latter should be about
220,000 tons in 1898 and 242,000 tons iu
1890.
The so-called non-argentil'eioiis ores
of tho Mississippi valley produced lead
which amounted in 181)7 to 00,542 tons,
these being the figures of the United,
States Geological Survey in its nineteenth aunual report. Included in
these figures for 1897 there were smelted in this country 111,4110 tons of Mexican lead, nearly quite ull of which is
from argentiferous or silver-lead ores.
Of the refined load produced in ;H97,
Montana is credited with I2,ii:io tons,
Utah with 40,11,07, Idaho with 08,207
and Colorado with 40,570 tons. This
is all from the so-called si Ivor-lead
argentiferous ores.
N. B. Holtor bus been east for some
time past on business connected with
tho consolidation referred to. He hBs
been expected home any day for several days past and it is now said that
ho will he hero early next week.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE CO.
LIMITED,
IMPOETERS   OF
Shelf & Heavv Hardware,
*/
Etc., Etc., Etc.
PLUMBING and T1NSMITHING
A SPECIALTY..
H.   BYERS   &  CO
MINERS'   SUPPLIES.
Powder,   Caps,    Fuse,   Shovels,
BAR   IRON   AND   STEEL,
Picks,
IRON
A large
ORE   CARS,
PIPE    AND    FITTINGS.
consignment
NELSON
of  all kinds of   Heavy   Hardware
just   arrived.
KASLO SANDON
Arrived iu Nelson���Carload
Canadian Whiskies
Including- Segram's 2, 4 and 7 Year Old Rye in Barrels.
Segram's    Star,   '83   Rye   and    White    Wheat    Whisky   in    Cases.
Gooderham   and    WoRTs'   Rye   in   Cases.
Walker's Club  Rye in Cases.
A. B. GRAY. Kootenay Agent
WE HAVEBEEN *s*a*��ss
IT C  ALWAYS WILL BE
Found Leading.
uTo$J^
fall will ha large, than ever, and      ���,     ,!��hia
f exercised it. the purchasing of ,|��� ee%oriti??J*T
(M quail yaw I price, we can enfeli siy ihev Inv,. 1, ls
fj houglit.   So yon ca , dep, ml on getting fmh Z7e"
Z lowest possible prices. "K nesn Kood
A Wo would auk you lo hear in mind our i������ti-,.
f) Priobto All."   A dw. m��keIt-noitU.p,ihH,
I  M. DES BRISAY & CO. I
e9rSS89ese9ss*>��e9eaese9*ssH^^
Turner Beeton & Co.
VICTORIA VANCOUVER LONDON, Eng.
WHOLESALE   MERCHANTS.
LIQUORS,   DRY   GOODS,   ORE   BAGS,
Agents for Pabst and Calgary Brewing Oo's.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KINDS   OF
Fresh   and    5a 1 ted   Meats
WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES,   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention.
)U������.��������i��Al��������������������i^��J.^Ai��J.��^AA-����^����������^^J^SU^
* SMOKE
B. GRAY, Kootenay
Nolson, B. O.
R. P. RITHET & CO.
H.M.
Spokane  Falls  &
Merchant Tailor.
A
LODGE MEETINGS.
NKL80N L.011GK, No. 23. A. F. & A.
M. mootw rjecond Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.
G. L. JjKnnox. Socrotnry.
I.  O. O.   F.     Koolonay  Lrodn<i
No. Ill, meets every Monday night,
at   theii   Mall,   Kootenay st^oot
Sojournlnif Odd Fellow* cordially invited.
A G Shaw, N. G    John Seoley, V. U.
Fred J Squires, Secy,
,SO\    LODGE   Nn   25, K. of   P.
- Inl O.O.F I nil. MoDnnnld block
Tuenday  ovonlng al  8 o'olook
'lting k   rf'ii     rnrditillj   Invited
T. I.illik, O   i .
H. U, JuY, K.of 11. and d.
M?
New Fall
SUITINGS
In Great Variety.
Northern f*'v.
Welson  ���&  Fort
Sheppard R v
j^Quntain FTv.
The ntilj    ;iii    rail    route   withoul
������ mge   il   i ii    bol ween   Nelson a. ,1
��� Rosslan    mil    .okaiio an.l Rossi nd
I      M.V.I
Lv.   8.1    ��� m. NELSON    '��� r u.6l)p.m.
,.���.    i: " ni oi. I'U     ������'   ���������:������.,:-. I     ui
t-i    8. ���   i.m SPOK .NE   tr.600 , .in
Train      nl    < ������ es  Ni I-...  at B'10 i
.     ||| ISI 1)1 ' ��� \: .     '.
il        ���
.. .    ���
/    ���       ���   l-r.     ���     It)    "��� ���
Daily.
H. A. JAOKSON, 6. P. iiTA
Spilkailr..     \\ H,
TAOKABUBY,
'\e>nt   INfpU-iri. I! O.
V
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WILLS'S
TAKE   NO   OTHER.
wyyy
fyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyy yyyyyy? y7TT7y%
SMOKE Vk ROYAL  SEA1 "   CK
W. P. DICKSON
E. H. H. AP    LEWI   ilTe:
i   McPHEt
Kootenay Blectnc Supply 11m  titni
ELECT;  .
Q, K.
Of).
I'iuio.
KoGtenay Railway and Nav.
Conipny.
Operating
KAStiO & 8MXXAN KAITAVAY
rNTKKNATXONAL NAV. ft- TBAO
Scliodtilu of Time.      PaoUio BtAiidai'd
ttffiiotlvo  .June 19, 18W.
Kaslo & slogan hy.
Pasaongpr train for Sandon nnd wayRtationf
k-iLvtss Katrio tit 8 a, m., daily, HutumiiiK,
leavenRandon at 1.16 p.ni,, arriving hi k.- i<-
at 8.Mp.m.      #
INTKKNATIONAL NAV. & THAI). CO,
Operating on Kootenay Lake and Kiver.
Str. "International1 Leaves Kaslo for Nelson
ut (i a. m. daily except 8unday, Returning,
leaves Nelson at U80p.ni,, culling at .Balfour,
Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and all way points. Connects with Sir. "Albe'ta" io and from Don-
ner'n Ferry, Idaho, ilso with H. K. 8c N. to and
from   pokano at Five Mile Point.
Sir Alberta" Leaven Nelson for Ronncr'a
Kerry, Tuesdays, Thursdays ond Saturdays
at 7 a.m., meeting steamer "International1
from Kaslo at Pilot Hay. Returning, leaves
Bonner's Ferry at 8 % m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, connecting with Str. "In-
ton.ational" for Kaslo, Lardo and Amenta.
Direct connections made at Bonner's Ferrj
with Great Northern Railway for all points,
east and west.
LAUDO-DUNCAN  DIVISION.
Str. ''International" leaves Kaslo for Lardo
and Argenta at 8.45 p.m. Wednesdays and Krl
days. Str. "Albei't-a" loaves Kaslo for Lardo
and Argenta at 8.00 p.m. Sundays.
Steamers call at nrincipal landings in both
directions, and at other points when Hignallcd
Tickets sold to all points in Canada and the
United States.
To ascertain rates and full information, address :
KOBBRT IRVlNu,
Manager, Kanlo. B. C
uiii-Mion and
tures, Lamps Be! 1
Joseph in.-�� R*
���"���'if:vPL!ES
.   L-.lei ;r ���   Pi
ighting foi u.ines,   town.*.,   etc     Electric
Telephones.
Annunciators, etc.
NELSON,
Fix-
B. C.
SMOKE "ftOYAL  SEAL"  CIGARS.
Baker
Street,
Nelson.
KOOTENAYCOFFEE CO
Our Fresh Roasted Coffee of Best
Quality, as follows:
.lava and Araliinii Mochft, per pound $   40
.lava and Bioobfl Wend, 3 poundK  1 00
Fine Santoa, 4 pounds 100
Bantoa Blend, .1 pound*  I 00
Our Bpeolal Blond, 8pound* 100
Our Rio Roast) 6 pound* 100
.1  Till II. Oitl.l'R SOI.HT IT l��.
Sai.eskoojis ;
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOCK, VV. BAKER ST.
NELSON, - B, C.
ANNABLE
Real Estate
Fire Insurance
Life Insurance
Money to Loan
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK,
Nelson, B. C
0, D. J. 0HEISTIE
GENERAL   BROKER
MoneyjK) Loan
Collections   Solicited
SALE.
FOR   _
A 14-rooin house (new), rented
at $40 per month	
Au 8-room ho se (new), two
corner lots	
(Both AI ImysJ	
I Doors West Dominion Expie
$3,000
2,700
Olli''1'
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeing
Establishment.
S. D. PIBEKE Prop.
Ladies' and Gents' Clothing cleans 1
dyed, altered and repaired.
SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED
BUT 1 tl.rk, ttul��l. KKUIU.V
FraterriTtyliall
1 ������!.������ .1  Iliiolc'lli" ���"���
Oor Baker it Kooienn
be rented for Ooncert
lieotun
I   Kir  uuuK "-   ;- .   .   .,
Dances, Banquets ond every nna o
tertuinni.���nt.   Good aDte-rnomB, oiow
moms, Kitchen and dining room
r term* apply nllv
DB. E. 0. ABTHCBi CUT
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