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Daily IiJition No. 267.
Nelson, British Columbia. Saturday, March  18,   1899.
Ninth Year
Windsor Hotel Burned and
Many Lives Lost.
The  Building  Was   Crowded   and    all
AveimeB of EBoape Were Out Off
by Seething Flames.
New York, March 17���Flames, which
originated from tho igniting of a lace
em-tain, burst forth from the seoond
floor of the Windsor Hotel at 47th and
Fifth Avenue, shortly after I) o'clock,
just as the St. Patrick's Day parade
wits passing the building and in a few
minutes they had leaped up to the roof
nml enveloped the entire Fifth Avenue
und 47th Street fronts of the hotel.
Ten minutes later the flames were
rearing through the interior of the hotel and nil means of esoupe hy means
of stairways and elevators was cut off
ami there was the wildest scene of
exoitement within ana without the
building. Hundreds of the guests und
employes woro in the hotel whon the
tiiu broke out and for many of thorn,
to escape with safety was   impossible.
Probably from ten to fifteen lives
were lost within half an hour and
thirty or forty other persons were injured in jumping from windows and iu
rushing through tho roaring flames in
tbe corridors aud on the stairways.
Many who were injured died. later .at
nearby residences and at the hospitals,
and others, who made wild leaps to
tho stones, were so badly injured that
they are still hovering between life
and death. It may bo 24 hours or
more before tho complete lis**, of fatalities may become known nnd it will
be lunger than thai   before   it   can   be
ascertained    definitely    how     many
chaired bodies arc in the mass of fallen masonry that marks the spot
where the hotel stood.
Tho Ilnme9 could not be checked
and in two hours from the time that
tin* fire hioke out. the entire structure
was in rums, and the streets on three
sides of the building were filled with
del ris from fulling walls and tall chimneys, while the streams of wnter lining poured upon tho interior of the
nuns had no other effect than to lill
the air wilh clouds'of scalding steam,
making it impossible for any one to
approach near enough to search for
missing bodies,
Tho lire was the most spectacular
uffnir of 'he kind that could lie imagined. When it broke out, Fifth Avenue wns crowded with people watching the St. Patrick's Day parade and
every window in the front of the hotel, facing Fifth Avenue, wns filled
with people watching the marching
men in tbe streets. The day was nil
that could be desired and large numbers of peoplo wero on the Btreets ou
llint account., a fact which interfered
not a little with the movements o f
the firemen and police. As soon as
the flames were first discovered shooting from the windows, that part of
St.   Patrick's   Day     processsion
who wore
This weak-
and 17th
a  moment
I, the bricks
which wns near the building enme to
a halt and in a few minutes the parade
was disbanded, for the police came
lushing towards tho fire from evory
directions, nnd as far as they wero
utile, drove the people from the streets
One alarm after another was turned
in and the first of tho fire engines
were not long in appearing upou the
scene and they caused a wild scram -
Mo among the paruders and spectators
ns thoy rushed along the street nnd
uot into position for service. In addition to the regular guests of the hotel,
the windows were crowded by a large
niiiiilier of spectators, residents of this
oity, who had congregated thore to
witness the parade.
Soon aftor the first alarm was given
peoplo in the lower floors of tho hotel,
those who had easy access to the street,
commenced to pour out of the building m great numbers, but it very soon
became apparent that, a groat majority
of the occupants of tho hotel were
either panic-stricken or were unable
to make their way to the ground floor.
Windows were thrown up on every
side and guests, mostly women, in nil
stages of terror, made their appearance uud commenced to make frantic
appeals for help to the crowd below.
As the flames gathered around them,
they became more and more terror
stricken and presently several of them
stood up on the narrow   window   sills
'Street and Fifth Avenue, direct.lv j
across from the hotel, stands the home |
of Miss llolen  Gould,    At   her   diroc-
| tiou Ihe injured wero carried in and
woro attended liy physicians mid nurses
wh' in she had sent for. In the meantime the chief of polico hud telephoned
to every hospital in the city asking
that assistance lie sent to the fire sufferers. Ainbulnnci'H forced thoir way
through the crowds as quickly as possible ami thn injured people, who had
made frightful leaps from windows,
were pinned  in   iiiom and removed to
the hospitals, Several occupants of
the hotel iippo-irod at the windows of
the sixth and seventh stories, and even
on roof, and mndo their leaps to the
street from these points, Very few of
them escaped either instant death or
injuries which resulted iu their deaths
a short time later. Meantime tlie
entile building was burning. Within
40 minutes after the lire lirst broke
out, tho walls on the Fifth Avenue
side showed evory indication of falling
and presently with an awful crash
they struck the asphalt covering of tho
street in front of the hotol uud caused
the hundreds of people
standing there to scatter,
ened the walls on Kith
Streets and thoy followed
later. When tho walls fol
and mortar, twisted gliders and corrugated iron filled the streets on throe
sides of tho hotel. The door stops and
iron fences iu front of the houses on
the opposite side from the hotol were
wrecked by falling walls and the
amount, of debris piled in the streets
was so great that travel will bo impeded for several days. The northeast
wing continued to burn for half nu
hour after the walls of tho other part
of the building foil. The firemen continued to play streams upon the flumes,
also on all adjoining buildings including Miss Gould's residence, which
seemed in imminent danger of catching fire. But. the flames were brought
under control before thoy could reach
any of them.
There wero many thrilling scenes in
the hotel during tho early stages of
the lire. As soon as the fire broke
out, a bell-hoy discovered the flames
while passing tho fourth floor, immediately ovor rooms occupied hy
President McKinley's brother, Abner
McKinley and his family. Tho boy
pulled a chain attached to tho fire
alarm, but the chain broke aud then
he cried out tlie alarm and ran to the
floor below. The blaze was then taping up everything ou the Fifth Avenue
end of the building and tho lad, when
ho got to the floor above the main
hall, ran into the dining room *.'.**;i
gave tho alarm Jto the guests there
Whin the boy reached the ground
floor, W, F. Lelaud, tho propertor.
was in the hall and the hoy shouted to
him that the building was on lire
On Mr.L'land's instructions the clerks
tried to save all hooks and papers and
ihe boy then rushed down the distant
stairway and alarmed the women who
woro at. work in the laundry. It is
believed that all of them escaped.
One of the most daring lescues
effected by the firemen occurred on the
fifth floor in the Fifth Avenue side.
An elderly woman was seen at, a window and two firemen succeeded in
reaching the window immediately
underneath Ono of them climbed
up the coping over the window on
which he was standing and then
slopped over to where tho womnn was
waving her hands despairingly. He
lhen swung the woman clear of tho
window and landed her safely in the
arms of his companion, who with the
assistance of several other firemen,
missed the woman down tn tho street.
Among those reported missing are
tho daughters of Wurren Lelaud, the
well known hotel proprietor and owner
of the Windsor Hotel; Mrs. Alfred
Deoordovn, wife of tho well known
Wall utreot banker and broker and Mr.
and Mis Shepherd Myors, of London,
England. Mrs. Warren Lelaud is reported as being fatally injured und
Mrs. Kirk, wife of the Chicago millionaire soup manufacturer, is dead
from injuries received iu jumping
from a window. When tho fire started a large number of persons gathered
on tho roof of the hotel, Six of Ihem
simultaneously jumped to the street;
one mail was instantly killed and tho
others fatally injured. Tho St. Patrick's Day parade was passing the
In fol at iho time of the fire and the
paraders and the crowd assembled to
look at them interfered wilh the work
of the firemen Three women jumped
from the roof ot tlie hotel on tho 46th
Street, side.    All wero killed.
France Was Weak   When
War Was Wanted
A Year Ago the Naval Basss Were Not
Prepared to Make a
Paris, Much 17���In Chamber of Deputies today, during a debate on the naval estimates, M. Lockroy, sketched
the Government programme and gave
a curious iusight into tho unprepured-
ness of tho navy during the reoent
A iglo-French crisis. M. Lookroy said
he regarded the defence of the maritime frontier quite as important as
the defence of the Vosges frontier and
that, while France desires peooe and
would oaruestly strive to perserve it,
a strong navy must be in readiness to
repel aggrossion. The Minister of Marine then proceeded to reveal n number of startling facts relating to the
c million of the Frenoh arsenals at the
critical juuoture in relations between
France and Great Britain some months
ago. He quoted from the letter ���writ-
ton by General Desbordes lost yenr.
declaring that "Not one of our naval
bases is able to fulfill tho functions
for which it was established or capable
of making a defence to save the honor
of French armies." "Today, how
ever," said the Minister, "our
defences aro so much improved
wo cau speak of conditions of
months ago ns of the distant
The difficulty at that time wns
most absolute lack of men. At our
principal ports only one third of ihe
batteries oould be maimed on lirst. day
of nioiiilizaitoii, nnd most of ihe shells
have no fuses. "
Lockroy declared he would ntvei
.K.-.k iho truth from the Olinm-
"These facts havo been obtained
painful inquiries, but there nn
belli ml   the   guns    everywhere
in al
hold '
Daughter of   the   Koyal Houso of Hawaii Has Passed Away.
Honolulu, March 10, via San Fran-
���isco, March 17���Princess Kaiulnni
lied March 6 of inflammatory rheu-
���uitisni, contracted several weeks ago
.virile on a visit to Island of Hawaii,
.���ihe was daughter of Princess Mir-
ani Likeliko, a member of Hawaiian
voyal family. Kaiulnni was born iu
18T5. In 1891 she wus proclaimed
heir-apparent by Liliuoknlnni, who
was on the throne of Hawaii. The
; nueral of the dead Princess will occur
in Sunday March la, from the old na-
i ive church aud will be under direc-
lion of the Government. The ceremonies will be on a scale befitted the
rank of the young Princess. The body
is lying iu state nt Auiashua, the
Princess' old home. Thousands of people of both native and whites have
gono nut to the place and the whole
nwii is in mourning. Flags on Government buildings are at half mast, as
are those on tho residences of the foreign consuls. Bishop Willis, of the
Church of England, will conduct the
funeral services.
Sau Francisco, March 17.���The Union Iron Works have 1 oeu awarded n
contract for two of iho largest fr.-ight
steamers ever built in the United
States. They nre for the American
Hawaiian Steam Navigation Compiuiv,
with headquarters at. New York, in
which Dearborn St Co. and Filbert St
Co. nre interested. The company is
to ply its craft between New York,
Philadelphia,!'an Francisco and Honolulu, and the probabilities are that the
route will be extended to Ihe Philippines. Tho first Steamer is to be turned out in April, 1900, and the second
one at a later  date.    Each will have a
The   War  Department    Has   Orrlerod
Three Light   Batteries to Manila.
Washington, March 17.���The War
Department has ordered sent to Gen
eial Otis threo light batteries and half
a dozen Hotchkiss guns to bo used as
mountain batteries. The General
cabled last evening for those, saying
that 72 horses should accompany the
three batteries. Those batteries are
needed where it is impossible to move
the 'loavier artillery now in the Phil-
lipiues. Tho Hotchkiss guns cun be
mounted on mules which can be secured in Manila and throughout tho
Philippines and taken through tho
paths and over mountains where it is
impossible to move heavy artillery.
���in;*:   Endorsement
Been  Given.
It is Probable That the Frenoh Ambassador Will Advise Fresidtnt McKinley of the Signature-
od aud the ascent began. Arrived on
tho scaffold, words at first low, but
ever incrousing in volume and veheni-
euey, foil from his lips addressed to
the Virgin Mary and .loses, praying
for meiey. On Ibe maroh he walked
with it stop fullering, but not sufficient
to give those assisting him nny trouble. During tin* adjustment of the
blaok cap nnd lionse thero was no cessation of tho prayer. All preparations
at the scaffold were quickly mado by
Radoliffe and within a half minute
from the arrival of the party on the
soaffold, the trap was sprung. Tlm
body shot down out of sight and instantly the rape was taut.    Descending
the steps nnd passing around to the
side where n couple of boards had been
loosely nailed. Radoliffe quickly went
to the inclosiire, followed by two doc-
tors, who four minutes lifter lhe trap
had been sprung, pronounced life extinct, the pulse having stopped heating, 'fho body was allowed to hang
for 80 minutes, when it was taken
down and placed on a couple of hoards
beside the machine that had taken his
life. The neok was found to have
been broken and death was instan-
Washington, Maroh 17.���The first
news of the signature of the Peuoe
Treaty by the Queen Regent of Spain
was conveyed to Secretary Hay and
tho oflicials of the Administration
through the bulletin of tho Associated
Press. The Secretary wus naturally
gratified at the uction which he had
expeoted would follow tho course of
the Cortes. The aotion makes it
possible to exchange rntiflcntions and
thus complete tho trenty within the
time Bet by the treaty itself as the
maximum, The protocol was signed
August 111 Inst at, the White House hy
tho President and Ambassador Cam
bun. December 10 the treaty was
signed at Paris by the Commissioners.
February fl it was ratified by the
United StntOB Senate alter a considerable struggle. February 10 the President gave it his signature aud today,
seven months uud four day aftor the
signing of tho protocol, the Spanish
Queen Regent gave her formal assent
ind signature. Official news of the
aotion nt Madrid was not couveryed
io the State Department heforo the
ilnse of the Department for the day.
M. Caiubon, the French Ambassador,
Hilled at the Department abont 10
uinutes to four o'clock and in tho ab-
-ence of Secretary Hny, called upon
Assistant Seoretary Hill He told the
latter that he believed tho treaty had
"eon   signed.    It uow seems   probable
hat to the Ambassador will be confid-
. ;'i rue honur ot closing up the task
whioh ho set about seven months ago,
nf bringing iwo groat nations, then at
var, to a stale of peace. Usually the
rule is for a nation situ,.tod as is Spain
o send a special envoy, charged with
i ho duty of exohi.ii,.ng the ratifications. In this,caso tl.o wish of the
Hnited States Government will be
consulted and there is little doubt, in
view of the kindly regard entertained
for tho Ambassador by the President,
(hat he will elect to have M. Oamhon
to act for the last time as the representative of the Spanish Government
ind make the exchange. The signing
if the treaty cannot in any manner
iffect the status of the Spanish prison-
rs in the hands of Aguinaldo for the
United States Goverrnment is doing
ill that it can to secure their release,
still it is apprehended that the Spanish Government, being able to address
itself directly to the United States
Government as soon as the ratifica-
lions are exchanged, will not neglect
lo press the matter upon the attention
of the State Department and perhaps
will solicit authority to assume direct
negotiations with the insurgents, looking to the release of the prisoners.
The hope is entertained, however,
ihat it may be unnecessary to decline
such a request for by that date the insurrection may have heen quelled. If
ihe Spanish Government should in-
sits, however, some disagreeable questions may be raised, involving the
formal recognition of the insurgents
liy Spain, in which ease perhaps, it
might claim tho right to deal directly
with Aguinaldo.
London, March 18.���The Madrid
correspondent of the Standard, alter
referring to the ratification by the
Qneen Regent of the Treaty of Peace
between Spain and tho United States
says: "Official relations between the
Governments will now be promptly
renewed. It is rumored that the minister to the Unitod States will be Senor
Don J. Brunotti. Duke D'Arcoes former Spanish Minister to Mexico,
whose wit'o is an American.
London, March 18���The Vienna correspondent of the Daily News suys:
"It is rumorod hero that Emperor
Francis Joseph, when the period of
mourning for the late Empress Elizabeth is ended, will marry Princess
Marie Isabelle de France, sister of
the Duo D'Orleans, with a view of securing the AuBtro-Hungarian throne
to a direct descendant. Tho Princess
Is in her 21st year. "
Mineral Exhibit at Paris a
Dominion Affair.
Justioe Martin SetB   Aside   i
Pendens iu Bayne vs. B.A0.
and Le Roi.
"Victoria, March 17.���Morley M.
Ogilvie, a son of the Commissioner of
the Yukon, arrived hero from the
northorn gold fields today, on his
way home to Ottuwa. He loft Dawson
Oity on tbe fifth of February and has
mndo a '-.usurely trio nut. visiting
the Stew-art River and other districts.
Mr. Ogilvie states that m his opinion
the hydraulioing regulations must be
amended if capital is to bo interested
in that form of mining, and that
particular exception is taken to the reservation of alternative five mile
stretches. The past winter, he says,
has been one of the mildest in many
In the Supreme Court Chambers this
morning Mr. Justice Martin heard an
application in Bayne vs. British
America Corporation and Le Roi to
set aside a lis pendens registered
against tbe Le Roi mine. The plaintiff and several other shareholders in
the old Le Roi Company representing
9,000 shares, seek to hold the British
American Corporation liable to them
for profits made in reference to the sale
of the property. Au order was made
setting aside the lis pendens on the
defendants giving security for each
share held by the plaintiifs.
carrying capacity of 8 COO tons. The
and beckoned to the spectators below first will bo 410 foot long, til feet
that they were about to leap to the beam, OUd depth of 32 feet. Hor en-
streets. The men collected upon the gines aro to develop 2,500 horse power,
sidewalks ready   to   offer   any   assist- j
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mice they could and iu the meantime
a number of women left the window
sills mid dropped to the streets. In
tho most cases efforts to catch them
nnd break thoir awful fall wore unavailing for they struck the sidewalk
and in most cases broken limbs were
the result. As soon as the firemen
could get their scaling bidders into portion they climbed the sides and entered nt every window where there
was nn unfortunate guest appealing fur
assistance   and   many cases of   heroic
London, March IT.���Mrs. Harold
Frederic, widow of tho well known
American correspondent, who died
in London lust October, died today of
Paris,     March    IT ���Ex-Lieutenant
BoisSOU, alias Dnrand,   formerly   of a
! French infantry   regiment,   who waa
I arrested in this city February 6,on the
charge of carrying on au   illicit corre-
i sooudence with a  foreign Government
involving    military   secrets,   was to-
' day sentenced to five years   imprison-
1 ment, to   pay   n   flue   of 1,000  francs
I und to be placed under police supervision for 10 years,    The   court   in   pronouncing   sentence   said   it   regretted
that the law did not allow more severe
punishment to be inflicted ou the prisoner.
St. Louis, Mo., March   IT.���Tommy
Ryan   has   been   matched   for   a  25-
loiind battle with Dan Creedon  before
the club   offering   the   largest,   purse,
work were w7tnessedV"the through?  The boxers are   negotiating   with  the
��he ��tr��t.     At  the  ooruM Of 47th ��� Msmpbis Athletlo Club,
Queenstown, March IT.���The British
steamer Lucania, which arrived this
evening from New York,reports speaking at noon, off Browhoad, the overdue British ship Caruavon Buy, Captain Griffiths, from Taooma, Septem-
. her 17th tor Qummtowu,
Kxocutiou of Murderer Provost at Port
Arthur.  Yesterday.
Port Arthur, March IT.���"I submit,
but you are hanging an innocent man;
you are only doing your duty, hut I
nm innocent." These words Oliver
Provost, spoke to Radoliffe, the hangman, when the latter requested him to
hold out his arms to be pinioned before the march to the scaffold this
morning, Oliver Provost, condemned
to death for tho murder of Rone Dnebin
and Ferdinand Corrier ou the 10th of
February, 18ST, was hanged in the
presence of about 25 witnesses, including all tho officials. No demonstration marked the execution other than
the gathering of a crowd of men and
boys to tho number of 150, ou the
street near the gaol. The march to
the scaffold began sharp at 8 o'clook,
and was led by tho sheriff, followed
by Provost, dressed m a biaok serge
suit, supported on either side by Turnkey Conner and Radoliffe and Rev.
Father Neult and Goal Surgtou Macdonald. During the march Provost's
face hore a haggard, yellowish appearance, his lips moved rapidly in
prayer, but no sound came from them.
The movement of the lips increased
) ft* the steps to the loaffold wers risen*
Lord George Hamilton   On An Indian
Government Measure.
London. Mareh 17.���Lord. George
Hamilton, in answering a question in
the House of Commons, today, said
the Indian Governmeut imposing duties upon bounty fed sugar was to
prevent the vast indigenous trade, based upon free enterprise and industry.
Being undermined, they subsidized
products of foreign countries. He
said that if general disposition was
shown to debate the subject fully, ho
was ready to postpone official approval
of the act until it was discussed, although the act would become operative on Monday. He further explained that according to tho law by which
the bill was passed by Legislative
Oouuoil, the measure would bocomo
operative immediately after the Viceroy should approve of it. But should
Secretary of State for India later signify his disapproval, the act would
cease to be law. Public opinion in
India, he said, in conclusion, unanimously approved of the hill.
D. 8oott Will Louk After the Interests
of   British   Columbia���Expeoted
in Nolsou Shortly*
Agents   Report   a Brisk Demand
All Kinds of Property.
No better criterion of tho financial
condition of a community om be had
than the transactions that tike
place in real estate. In this way Nelson can congratulate iteslf on being in
a very prosperous condition for real
estate dealers and property owners report, a lively demand for lots in every
purt of the City and deals aro going
through every" day. There is scarcely
a vacant house in the City aud there
is no difficulty in renting anything
at all desirable as a residence. Building lots have been changing hands rapidly and for good figures. In fact
prices everywhere realized aro vory
encouraging and real estate mou say
that Nelson was never in such a good
One of the large business blocks ou
Baker street is on the market aud a
deal to secure it is under wav.
Yesterday Alex. Stewart sold a lot
ou the south side of Vnmou Btreot,
near Thorpe's Soda Water Factory, for
41100 cash to Gus Thomas, who will
erect a residence, aud also throe lots
on tbe oorner of Mill and Hendryx
Stmts to W. Ueokson for  9680 oash
Brritish Columbia will not have nn
individual exhibit at, tho Paris Expo,
si tion and none of tho Nolson gentlemen who have been after the couimia-
sionorship will secure it. The following articlo has been sent to the
South Kootenay Board of Trade and
will explain tho situation:
Mr. W. D. Scott, one of the members of the Canadian Board of Commissioners of the Paris Exhibition of
11)00, arrived in Victoria yesterday,
and will be in the Oity probably for
the balance of this week.
The looul Governmeut have undertaken the collection of the different exhibits whioh aro puroly of a Provincial character, the prinoipnl being
minerals, fisheries, timber and sohool
exhibits. The locution of the exhibition ground in Paris is in the very
heart of the city and on this aooouut
the totul spoce covered by tho exhibition will be limited. Tho total space
allotted by the Commissioners to the
Home Government is 35,000 square
feet, and of thnl space the Home Government has allotted to Canada 39,11X1
which is situated in the Trooodero
('aniens, and the balance of 12,000 is
in the different Imperial buildings.
It will he noticed from the very
limited space that it is altogether out
of the question for each Province to
have separate space for their respective
exhibits, tho whole having to be
treated as a "-���union exhibit. For
instance, '. ...h. agricultural display of Canada will be in one blook,
and all the minerals in another, making one grand exhibit of the resources
of Canada.
The Prinoe of Wales, who in chairman of the British Royal Commission,
in his opeiing address at Marlborough
House, said thnt he wished to impress
upon tho Commission the importanoe
of seeing that all articles sent to Paris,
w bother their value be great or small,
should bo the best of their kind. They
will bo judged in comparison -with
similar tilings produced in other countries, and will be exposed to tbe severest criticism. It should also be
remembered that this is not so muoh
an oooassion for competition of British exhibitors amoug themselves as
for competition between Birtish and
Irish competitors and those of foreign
countries. For this reason the display of similar or identical objeots by
different exhibitors should he avoided
as much as possible and efforts should
be mado to secure "nriety to making
the most of the space at our disposal.
It is difficult to avoid some duplication whon several manufacturers of
similar articles wish to show their
goods, and it would be invidious to
give the preference to one out of
many, but it ought not to be impossible either to form joint exhibits,
giving ns complete a representation as
possible of particular industries, or for
manufacturers to come to some agreement among thomsolves which would
bring about the same result. Such a
plan, though it might call for some
self-sacrifice on the part of individuals,
would secure a degree of completeness
which could not otherwise be attained,
and would go fur to promote the
common interests of the industry as a
The Commissioners, in making a
rough sub-division of the space fo> the
different industries, have estimated
that the following may ho allowed;
for agriculture in all its branches,
something like 7,000 square feet;mines
and quart ies, 8000; education and instruction, l.oiKI; forestry, 2,000. These
are practically the spaces that the people of British Columbia are mostly
Interested in. and as before roniarked,
on account of tho vory limited space,
tho exhibit in each brunch should be
shown as a collective one from the
whole Province.
I expect, that the different Boards of
Trade and Mining Exchanges, as well
as private individuals interested in the
different branches of industries, will
render the local Government every assistance in (heir power in preparing an
exhibit that will do justice to British
Columbia aud to Canada as a whole.
London, Mnern IT.���At a meeting of
the ezoentive committee of tho Liberal
Unionists hold yesterday, tho Dnke
of Devonshire announced that the
present Government would not create a Catholic  University   in Ireland.
Nolson's freight traffic has now
grown to tho largo amount of one
thousand tons a day. Over two hundred men aro employed handling it.
The Great Northern Express Com ���
puny has opened an up town offloe at
tho corner of Ward imi Baker, a convenience which the people doing business with the oompany will gieatly
Nelson Baity  Mher
��teii  a correspondent  who  does not
speak the truth of Canada
Published Daily except Snrrtay.
D.J.   HF.Al'l.N, Managing   Director ami
Thoy have a ouriouB discussion going on up iu Nnniamo. Perhaps it
would bo more correct to describe it
ns unconimon. It has got into the
City Council, and ooncerns school
teachers.    The aldermen   aro   exciting
themselves over the question whether
school teachers have the right to employ their leisure time In commercial
pursuits. It is somewhat high sounding, but doubtless what is meant ia
whether teachers hnve a right to eke
out thoir incomes by, sny, keeping a
set of books during their idle hours,
or engaging as salesmen when out of
school.    This   is   a   largo,   deep,   and
broad   question, not   to bo settled off*
hand. Time was whon a man oould
do as he liked with his own. and H
vory happy and altogether satisfactory
time it. was. But in those dnys nf re-
fined theorios it is doubtful if n niuii
has a right to wink, without considering the effect of tho vibration on some
othor man in the next town   or  conn
In Nanaimo it is held that tho teacher as such is well paid, and that to
add to his income by spending his Idle
time iu othor pursuits is to take tho
bread ont of the month of some other
person. He should not put himself
into competition with others, but con-
tine himself to his own occupation,
For this he is given a generous salary
and short hours. The short hours and
the short yenr are specially designed
to afford him ample time to recuperate
his exhausted onorgies, iu order that
he may always be in condition to discharge IriB duty to his pupils.
That is the Nanaimo view of it.
Another Nanaimo View doubtless is
that everybody has a right to dispute everybody else's right to push
his way in the world in the manner
most agreeable to his oiroumstnnoes
and wishes. It is all supremely silly,
but quite in line with the advanced
socialism of the day. But to get back
to the teacher. Wo had never understood that short hours for school and
the numerous holidays were provided
out of consideration fir the tomhcr.
Wo had always supposed that these
were regulated entirely in the interests of the children. The Nanaimo discussion may settle some ttngs, hut it
is unsettling others.
The Miner respectfully but firmly disclaims an extract attributed to it in a
rocout issue of The Viotoria Times.
It does not recognise the words, nnd
therefore cannot assign them to theii
true origin. But they did not appear in The Miner. It would be as
easy for this paper as for others iu
British Columbia lo make a bid for
the favor of the multitude bv throwing up its cup for a British Columbia
mint; but. there are many things   thut
go to the props? consideration of that
question, and hoiug Iosb clover or
confident than its contemporaries it is
not yet by any means sure on all of
Tho Victoria Globe has private advices from Ottawa that tho session of
Parliament which opened on Thursday
will ho the most important, iu that
it, will be tho biggest  in events,   since
Confederation, in passing through
Winnipeg .Sir Hibbert Tuppor said it
would be ono of the most important
since Confederation. There have already boon several most important sessions since confederation, and we do not
son the least reason iu the world why
there should not be another.
i Oity Solicitor Abbott's Excuse For Being Delayed.
That wns a queer excuse City Solici-
j tur Abbott gave the city counoil lust
I evening for being late at the meeting,
1 says the KiHsland Record. His neigh
; l.or-i, Mr. and Mrs. George Richardson
had yestqrday been presented with n
I Hue blooded fox terrier pup by a
'friend. It wus taken home, and as
| Mrs. Richardson was going out in the
afternoon, she admonished the Obi-
I nose cook,in the best Chinese language
i she could command, to take good cure
I of the dog ami not lot it got away.
When sho returned in the evening,
not seeing tho adored fox terrier
about, asked John were it was. He
inurched her into the kitchen mid
showed it to her���killed, skinned,
greased nnd stuffed, all roudv for the
iveu. Tile sight was more than she
could hour. It actually made hor sick,
ind in her desperution she flew out of
the house and over to her neighbors,
Mr. and Mrs. Abbott's. When slio was
sufficiently recovered she told her
Mr. Richardson eanie home later and
found his wife gone and the poor cook
weighed down with grief. He explained as best he could that the
"missee was much sick," and had
gone away. Not being utile to make
.int what was the trouble Mr. Richardson left the house lo search for his
At this juncture Mr. Abbott Spied
him. and called him over, when all
was explained, and this was the city
solicitor's excuse for being late at the
council meeting.
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Several weeks ago the following paragraph appeared in correspondence
sent from British Columbia to The
Loudon Empire:
"This is a nice country! They tux
a man's Sunday suit and clean shirts,
aud Borne poor men who arrive here
with a few clothes and no money, not
being able to pay the duty, cannot get
their clothes through tho Customs until they have earned enough money.
This is the way Cauada treats settlors from the old country, charging
them ob per cent, of the value of their
clothes, not only on now ones but also
if thoy have not worn them for six
The Miner took exception to the
statement, aud believing that it would
hnve an injurious effect among readers of The Empire in England asked
that journal to correct or withdraw it.
This it refuses to do. The editor
says that his correspondent would not
havo written as he did if, as a settler,
he had not been obliged to pay duty
ou the clothes he brought with him
from England. When referring to the
mutter at lirst, The Miner wns charitable enough to suppose that the correspondent had beeu made the victim
of some official irregularity; but it
will not admit as much now, and bus
no hesitation in declaring the whole
story a deliberate fubrication.
It is not true thut Canada tuxes a
settler's "Sunday suit and clean
shirts," it is not true lhat "poor men
who arrive with few clothes and no
mousy'' are obliged to work for money
enough to gvt their clothes through
the customi. Canada does not treat
settlors in that manner, nnd we doubt
if uu Instance of the kind cau be cited
even through error. If this particular
correspondent had any trouble witli
the customs ollicials, we have no doubt
whatever ho brought it upon himself
hy his own conduct. Bul trouble or
no trouble, the impression given by
the paragraph is n false ono. Thnt the
editor supports his ignorant or malicious correspondent is perhaps not surprising in the light of his own kuowl-
edge. H�� says "it is for British Co-
lumbia to set* that its cusloms officers
are honest.'' British Columbia has
no customs officers, honest or dishonest. No Canadian Province has anything to do with the collection of customs duties. That is exclusively a Fed
oral function. The charge of customs
robbery, therefore, is niude, not against
British Columbia i*ut against, Canada
In either case, however, it is false,
and we believe utterly without foundation of any kind. It would lie more
to the credit of tlie editor of Tho Empire, who professes to be "one of Canada's wurroest friends," if he  repu.li-
Mclcrologlcul Iteporl,
lOhsorvalions taken by A. H. Holdloh
1111)11-    LOW- SNOW      I1AK-
Mm-li Saturday
Mur 12 Sunday
Mur 13 Monday
Mur 7 Tuesday
MarU Wed'day 11.0
Mar IB Thursdaj 42.5
Mur 17   Friday       60.0
33 0 0.02
30.U 0.03
21.(1 0.00
211.11 0.00
23.0 o.iki
10.0 0,00
21.0 0.(10
27 90
27 85
Where t��
It is on tlie South Side
of Haker Street and is
filled with the very
latest things in Boots
and Shoes.
��� JO
I'urNiiiiiit lo Hie Credilom Trust Deed Acta
ami  Amrmlrfl Acts.
Everybody _
NOTICE IS lim.hy Riven that SkiuucI J.
Mighton, of Nelson, Ii. C., heretofore carrying
on business as Tobacco Merchant at Nelson, B
O., has by deed dated the 10th day of March.
A.D., I88j, assigned all his personal estate,
credits and effect**-* whioh may be seised and
sold under execution, and all bin real estate, to
Hugh K. Oameron. of Nolson, B. C��� Agent, in
trust for the benefit of bis creditors. Tbe uud
Hood was ex'f-cutod bv tno said Samuel .1.
Mi^btoii and In lhe mi id Hugh H. Cameron, un
Un. null day of.MHven, A. 1>., 1899, and nil per-
sons having claims npahist the Bald Samuel -I.
Might on arc; lequlredtOi] ur bofore the Hub day
uf April, .v. I>. 189H, to stmd to the Trustee full
particulars of the same, duly purified, together
with tho particulars of the .security (if any)
held by LuB'n,
Notice ;s hereby further given that after the
said LOth day <;f April. A. 0 . 1809, the trustee
will proceed to distribute tlie assets of Ihe
trust estate amongst i-hose ureditora who are
entitled thuroto. nnd whose claims havo then
been lodged with hint, having regard only to
LhuclHimsof whi b h>* then has notice, and
that he will not be rtwp m-ihle after said date
for the ass ts of the said trust estate, ur any
par; iheteof, so distributed to any person or
ner-ons, linn or corporal ion of whose Claim he
bul not notice at the time of distribution.
Notice :;- hereby given that a in eting of tho
creditor- of tho B lid tfamuel J. Mlghton will be
he d at lhe law olliee of Mindonald & Johnson
on Hnl-1 r sii eel, in the Cily uf Nelson, on Monday the201 b day of March, A. 1>., 18M, at the
hour of two o'clock in the afternoon.
Dated at Nelson, It. 0., this 10th day of
March, A. I).. IKK).
Solicitors for tho said Trustee
General Broker.
Real Estate in nil Parts uf the
Fire, Life, Accident
ind Sickness  Assurance.
Who has
Boon   my  Cloth-,  nm!
of Overcoat   Stutintrs,
and   Fancy   Vesting-.
says thoy
arc elegant. The prices
are rigli
.     Kit and Finish can
not he ex
relied in Canada.
Tailor-made  suits  a
Stevens SL
5 & m Clement Block,
Aiii'i-ilt-* ii Blook.
Ml'HlC LKSSONS. -On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs. W. J. Astlcy, Hobson street
two doors west of Stanley.   P. O. Boi 180,
strictly Pure Cream Tartar Baking Powder
i madeln the Provi' oo Ask yourgrocr for it
i Cncourage it. 0 production, nil other things
I being equal. BTBMUCR ft KAHLK. Manu-
I facturers, Viotoria.
New Cash Store.
'Having leased the premises lately occupied by Lillie Bros.,
we will open Monday, March 20, with a First-class Stock
of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods and Gents' Furnishings.
Stock is* fully assorted, consisting of Dress Goods (in all
the latest shades), Silks, (A full range of Taffetta Silks for
Blouse Waists.) Muslins, Prints, Hosiery, Gloves, Laces,
Ribbons, Small Wares, Towelings, Table Linens, Table
Napkins,    etc.       Everything    New     and     U-to-date.
Doors Open at 7 a. tn.  - Terms Strictly Cash.
Martin O'Reilly & Co.
Stand Two Doors West of Bank of B. C.
Groceries, Provisions, Mining Supplies, Mining Drill Steel.
WHOLESALE   Mail 0rdeAV,auty.
P. O. Box 214.   Vernon strset, Nelson, B. C.
Sewing Machine Sale.
As we are short of floor space, we are selling the
balance of our New Williams' Sewing Machines at
the following prices: 3-Drawer Improved, $28; 5-
Drawer Improved, $30; 5-Drawer Improved, Drop
Head, $35. There are only a few machines left.
Drop in and get a bargain before it is too late.
Baker St., Nelson, B. C.
Some Pianos are Sweet in Tone
Some Pianos are Responsive in Touch
Some Pianos are Chaste in Design.
Few Pianos are  sweet  in   tone,  responsive
in touch and chaste in design.
Listen to a Mason & Risch Piano,
Play upon a Mason & Risen Piano,
Examine even the case of a Mason &  Risch Piano,
And in it you will find all the requisites of
a perfect instrument.
Inspection Invited.     Correspon-Aeijce Solicited.
Thomson Stationery Co. Ltd, T?"
Havana Direct
A shipment of choice assorted Cigars. They are
the best value for the
money In the city.
Prices 2 for 25c.
and 3 for 50c.
Also best brands of Clear
Havana and Domestic Cigars. Tobaccos to suit all
Hotel Hume
Cigar Stand.
MUSIC LKshons-Singing and Piano, by
Mrs. Sydney Oliver, Observatory street, two
floors wuhI of .Stanley.
li uow prepared to till orders
fm*    I.iiih lii'ims,    Dinners    ni*
Evening Parties.
Melton    Mowbray    Pies.     Chicken,
Vcul, and Pork Pies,   All orders
promptly attended   to,
Ward St.,   -  Opposite Hume Hotel.
W ANTKl'-A woman rook; nurse kept. Apply Mrs. F. Fletcher, silica B.treot.
W'ANTKI) -'I'u rent, a four or flvu room cot-
Ui(,'i' liy Ihr 1st ot April. Apply A. II, C. Minor
FOB BAtiK OHKAJP���Two nico rcshloiilnl
lots in Iliitue uddition.   W, U. Maclean.
Bird Cages  Bird Cages
We have just received a con=
signment of Brass and Japan=
ned Cages, which we are sell=
ing At Exceptionally Low
Boarding School
For G-irls	
Qyppeswyk, Moms street,
Victoria, B.C. .Senior, Primary CliiNHen mid Kiiiderfcurt-
en, conducted by
Miss  Green  and
Miss  Dawson.   .   .
Boavding nnd  Domestic ar-
rniigpinmits under the man-
rigenient of .Mrs. Green,
l.iiclies or girls w shing 'o attend   liny   school    received.
Highest references. Terms
on application
First-i'ass hoard nnd room, Todd's
old stand, corner Ward and Carbonate, in rear of English church, healed
hy steam. Table hoard if I; room and
hoard $5 and |6,50.
A collection of tine Belgian) Ohi aries
for sale.
Humphreys & Pittock.
Fresh Fruits, Candies,  and all  kinds
of Soft Drinks.
Canadian   and American  Papers always on Sale.
Next lo Nelson Hotel,   ,pjffi
Tinware and   - Graniteware,
Lawrence Hardware Co.
Nelson. B C-
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
Camps supplied on shortest notice and Lowes Price.-,
Mail Orders receive Careful attention.
Nothing hut fresh and wholesome meats and supplies
kept in stock.
Markets at Nelson nnd Ymir.
Steamship Lines
From St. John
A lln 11 l.ini*   Ciilil'i.niinn April    2
Dominion Lino���Scotsman April  ��
From Portland
Allan Line���Oust Ulan April 8
From Now York
White Slur Line���Hritunnii* March *.)
Onnanl   l.ino- -Unihria April  1
Atnnriwin Lioe���Paris  March'.'ll
Anchor Line���Anchoriu March '25
From Bom on
Dominion Line-New KiiKland March 211
Passages nrrangod to and from all Kuropean
point*. For rates, ticket* and full Information
apply toC P. H, depot agent or C. K. Boasle}-,
City Ticket Agont, Nelnon, I), C.
Mil   Ooneral Agent. O.P.K. OfflnnH Winnipeg.
We have purchased  the  express
I and drayage business of Mr. J. VV.
j Cowan and bespeak as large a patronage at the hands of Nelson citi-
I /.ens as was accorded Mr. Cowan.
Leave orders at D. McArthur's or
'. telephone No. 8s.
Improved  Property
WANTED Homo for girl of 11 yearn, to intend Bchool anil assist in house, Kuasonahlo
terms.   Apply Miner office.
FUR SALIC - 1 li*-i **l.i sol of Unnora' tools.
Pries moderate.    Apply P. O. Sox IU, Nelson,
PRINCIPALSHtJWWiim; camb. eng.
Hoarding and Day School.      Present  Numbers 44.     Preparatory  class
under Lady.   Highest references to   Parents, etc.
For Terms apply to Principals,        -        117! Georgia St., Vancouver,
Ho****i* ��iii lot on Victoria street,  near
!       I'l-oi-liytHrian church >��� WOO
Bouse a.ul Lot on Victoria streot  "00
House and Lot on Viotoria stroet  Ijou
Houso and Lot on Victoria streot  JjJJj
Houso and two lots on Carbonate streot.. WW
Husiuess Corner on Vernon stroei. ��� -t00"
I Dairy Ranob near city���Offers wanted.
I House to lot on Stanloy stroot.                ���, ,  ,
I Money  1.0  Loan���Real   Kslato   and   Chattel
Mortgages. ,
Wanted���Mining Shares, Nelson, \tnir ami
ALEX. STEWART,  wni��Sokbb
Omce TwaerOMMkl-i Blaeh, W"* ����� NELSON DAILY MINER, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1899
OF A UM CiTlffl
Charles G.Evans Has Patented a Novel Device.
He Seems to Havo Hit Upon an Idea That
Man) Have Attempted, But Always Without Suooobs-
Mr. nml. Mrs, A. R. Sherwood
l.*it Thursday for Vietoriii whore thuy
will visit fur .ibmii .11 dtt.vs,
Walter J. Askew  bai  none  tn  the
I Boundary Oonntry where he will look
up a loi'iition and engage in tlm   ln-oW-
I ing business,
Thu uubject im tlm evening sermon
\ h.v Huv.   (J. W.    Ktihu   in   thu Baptist
1 ohuroh   tomorrow   Will be   "Tho   oall
und liejeoior."
I Mayor Noulnnils was compelled to
attain (like to ins led yesterday. He
has liail a su'.'iiiul relapse nutl is quite
ill, although it is hoped uot seriously.
ti. E. (Joultou, of Vniir, wtm married
yesterday ut the Nelson Hotel to Miss
Edna MoDuuiel ol Hull Biding, Kuv.
Robert Frew performed the ceremony.
A meeting of the board of directors
if the Nelson Free Library Association will be held on Monday evening
at the residcnou of Mrs. J. Roderick
Vosiuriliiy Tne Miner told of the in-
���fi'iniiin uf Ihorana Moran of Kelson,
which lnu'Jo air reservoirs of tbe tubes
of u bioyulo und meohanlsni to supply
oompreised air for a whistle, oIt brake
mid an over ruady pump with which
to inflate the tiros. Another Nolson
man,Charles U. Evans bus como prominently to the front with nn invention
by menus of which tho driving gear of
11 bioyolo may bo changed to any degree of speed between two extreme
���.mints. Mechanical mon have boon
working for yean to perfect a practicable ohangeable gear nnd if Mr. Evans
baa tlie right idea the result of his
KOiiius should be of grout vnluo lo him.
A recent number of the Soientifio
American gives a detailed desporip-
tion of tho device which is a tribute to
its importance, In the accompanying
cut, Fig. 1 is nn elevation showing the
device applied to n bicycle. Fig. a is
a seotional view of the scriioket-whoe],
Kig 8 is n fragmentary front elevation
showing tbo means for controlling tlie
sprocket-wheel. Fig. 4 is n cross-see-
tion of a link of tho sprocket-chain.
Fig, 5 is u detail section showing the
nd ion of tbo Bprocket-oliiiin ou tho
From tho top bar of the bioycle
there extends downwardly a voiticnl
front brace, forked nt its lower end to
cany tho orauk shaft. From the rear
end of the top bar there extends a diagonal brace likewise forked nnd joined
to the fork of tho previously mentioned brace. The rear wheel is held
in a fork pivoted to the rear ond of the
top bnr. For the usual liuok stays of
Iho bicycle,toggle-pins tiro substituted,
which are pivotally oonnoctod with u
forked, link-controlling rod miming
vertically through the top bar. On
the roar portion of the top bar is a nut
engaging a thread on the link-controlling rod. The nut is good to receive
u band which runs to a pulley carried
on the front portion of tho top bur and
The Lodge says 1   The  Kev.   11.   S.
Akeburst, ol Nelson, will visit New
I louver this week anil preach at both
UOming and evening   sorivces of   tho
Church of England on Sunday next.
Emma Johnson and Agnes West,
two disreputable women, were lined
��*-) and costs by Police Magistrate
Orease yesterday lor disorderly conduct
on Baker streot. Oue common drunk
was ulso Unit |8 nnd costs.
Oapt, QaudiUi who coudueicd the
Inquiry inlo loss of ibe Ainsworlb,
recently in Nelson, is ((noted 11s follows on his return to   Victoria:   "He
says UO lives would have boon lost hud
not iho crow so hurriedly deserted the
The Miner contains more live advertising todny than was over contained in uny paper of tho sumo size published in Nolson. It is recognized by
the enterprising business men of the
City us by far the best advertising
medium and that is why it is so liber
ally patronized,
The residents ou tho north side of
Viotoria street between Ward and
Josephine,and those who nre compelled
to puss the Oily Hall on Victoria
si root, are still wondering wben they
are to be given a sidewalk. They claim
that other portions of the City nro being attended to while thoy nro being
Joseph I.    Honngor   iu   jail in   this
oity charged With incest committed at
; Rossland, elected trial   hy jiirv  beforn
1 Judge  Forin   yesterday   and his ense
was set for the   next   assizes.    W.   D.
iBrewstef,   the alleged Trail defaulter,
tths   not   ready   to   elect   because   ho
does not yet know   whether   or not bo
can secure buil.
This evening nt the   Crystal Kink  a
benefit will be given   the   Hull  Minis
Smelter Band.    The band will be present from K until 11 o'clock   and   skal
ing will   continue for that time.    An
lit candidates for tbe hospital after the
game was over. Mike O'Brien won,
llio rinks and scores being: \V. Diu-
mond, Rout, Bates, John Macdonald,
M. O'Brien, 191 TB. Alex. McKav, 11.
B. Ksnimf.J.W. I'iitoek, John Miles. I.
You may not believe it, but it is
true and 1J. E. Baniont is responsible
for it. It happened yesterday. There
were two dogs, both of them with
green ribbons around their nocks.
They wero traveling about together
and iu their rumbles found a yellow
dog without any decorations in honor
of Bt. Patrick. They didn't stop a
moment but both got after the yellow
dog nnd when tbey bad finished with
him he made n vow he would never
again appear on st Patrick's day without nu Irish Rign.
Mr. 0. C. Chipiniin, Commissioner
of the Hudson's Uny Company, enme
over from Viotoria on Sunday nnd
spout yesterday looking into tho affairs
of tho Company here. Before returning lo Winnipeg Mr. Chipman in
expected to visit Nelson when it is
believed the contract for the erection
of Ibe new block ut the corner of Baker and Stanley streets will be awarded and arrangements mndo for starting the work,���Vancouver Nows-Ad-
Tho South Koolenay Rifles hud thoir
semi weekly drill last night nnd received their llrst Instruction in buv-
onet, exorcise m which (bey mado satisfactory progress. Tho drills aro being well ntto.idod nnd grent interest
is being shown by the members of the
corps. Thore nro still two or three vacancies und thoso desiring to join
should apply onrly. Tho dilatory notion of tho military authorities in forwarding tho uniforms and the rest of
tho equipment is not tending to make
that body popular in tho Kootonay.
operated by a hand-weebl, The hand- l
wheel ulso controls a rod, which runs '
through the front brace, and which ;
is provided nt its lower end with a ,
boll-crunk lever,engaging tho sprocket-1
operating devices (Fig. li.)
The main driving-wheel consists of*;
two sprocket sect ions, ns shown in
Fig. 3, on onch side of which sections, extension plutes uro hold to
slide. These plates ure pivotally connected with links, which nre iu turn
pivoted to a collar sliding on the
crank-shaft and engaged by the lower
member of the bell-orank lever, shown
in Fig. ii.
By turning the hand-wheel in the
front portion of the lop bnr, the rod
extending through the forward verti
oal brace will bo caused to operate tho
bell-crnnk lover in order to adjust the
sprocket-wheel, Whon tho hnnd-wheel
is turned in ono direction, the collar .
uf the crank-slmft will slido and cause
ils links to f.irce the extension plates
radially outward, as shown by dotted
lines in Fig. 1. When the hand-wheel
is turned in the opposite direction,
the extension plates   will bn retracted.
The sprocket-chain, as indicted
in Fig. 4, consists of links, the under
surfaces of which arc formed with
four V-shaped grooves running longitudinally with the chain nnd dosig-
nated to engage tho edges of tho extension plates. When the plates nre extended in the manner before described,
they will grip the four V-shaped
groves of tho chain links as shown in
Fig. li. Simultaneously with tho extension of the driving-wheel, hy means
of tl e hand-wheel, the toggle links
brtween tho rear wheel nnd the crnnk-
shnft will be raised bv means of the
rod pivoted to thoir inner ends and
connected with tlie hnnd-wheel, the
toggle-chain between the rear wheel
and the crank shaft will ho raised by
means of the rod pivoted to their inner ends and connected with the
hnnd-wheel by the band passing
around the rod-nut and the band-
wheel pnlley. In this manner the
vnrintious iu diameter of the. driving
wheel and tho change in position of
the rear wlieol nre compensated for.
It will be observed that the gear is
not limited in its changes to a fixed
set of spoeds, bnt that the adjusting
devices and the construction of the
driving sprocket wheel enable the bicycle to be geared to any degree within tbe two extremis.
If You Never Had the GrippeKjggg^
admission fee of only 35 cents will be
charged and it is expected that a large
crowd will be present as it will probably be the last, skating of the   souson.
Tho pntient and mild mahnen d
Fernie Free Press says: The mail
service between Fernie and Nelson
don's seem to lio working very well
Quite frequently we hnve received pn
pers nnd letters a week older than
thoso arriving by a former mail���from
tho suite points. What the cause is
we cannot say, hut the matter should
bo looked into at once.
Mr. Samuel Lovatt, of Pilot Bay,
was iu Nelson yesterday looking very
muoh worried. Despatches from Viotoria last Friday announced thut he
bad received an appointment us ooron
er und the mails afterwards brought
him ii commission ns Notary Public
He knows he is a Notary Public
but be isn't quite suro whether or not
ho is coroner.
Martin O'Reilly St Co., will open
the doors of their dry goods establishment in tbe Bunk of British Columbia
block, Monday morning at t o'clock.
Their stock of goods arrived Thursday
and yesterday they were busy arranging them for the shelves und tables.
Their stock is complete in every respect and the new store will be a welcome acquisition to tbe retail houses
aire idy in Nolson.
Tho Hume Hotel wns opened just
one year ago yesterday, St. Patrick's
Day! 1WIS. Since that time, up to
and including yesterday, 4.814 persons
have registered at the hotel. Tho hotel
opened with Horace Hume, who still
hns   the   position,    as   manager,   and
'��� Charles Prosser as chief clerk. Mr.
Prosser is still thero, as is ulso Oeorgo
Ball, the head ehof.     Mr.  Hume   and
' Mr. Prosser nre now well known
among those who travel through Nelson, and are popular hotel men.
There has been only one real good
curling contest   at   the  Crystal  Rink
! this winter and that occurred yesterday afternoon between rinks skipped
by Mike O'Brien and John Miles.
All the players were Irishmen nnd
none of tboni hud ever before curled.
They went to the rink without rubbers and two or three of them curried
skates, thinking they were a necessity.
Thero were many   fulls   nnd   some   of
1 the members of   tbe  two  rinks xiut
Straight as a Die
To achieve the (*i cutest success
one must use the best means and
materials athis disposal.
Carpenters, Joiners and Builders
cannot expect to do good work unless they have pood tools, and we
are showing an Ai line.
Vancouver Hardware Co., Ltd,
it-i|iiulOl'* uT
Shelf and Heavy Hardware.
Out of Sight
Are You ?
We   will    fit    you   with
Patenaude Bros.
Band Concert
^\T THE<*-
Crystal Rink,
Saturday Ev'g, Harch 18.
Skating from 8 to 11.
Admission 25 cents.
Dealer in BOOTS &
SHOES. Repairing
work a Specialty. The
Cheapest Place to
Deal in Town.
Hall Street,
Few Doors Below Baker.
Don't cultivate it. Belter pay $ro.oo a pair
for your Shoes than go through it���its cheaper. But you can't pay so much as that here.
If you Grip on to a pair of our $3.50, $4.50 or
$5.50 Slater Shoes you'll not have the Grippe.
Some of the Choicest Jewels ever received in
the Kootenays arrived yesterday and are now
on sale. I make a specialty of fine watch
Jeweler. Baker St.
Wholesale Produce
and Provisions. . .
WehftVQ boon appointed ro'e ntfonu
for Kootenay for BWIPT tc CO.,
South Omaha, and wllloarry tt full
ttooli of tnoau of their inanufaoturfl
ul Nelson	
Mull orders will bQ tilled at prices
ruling on tlay order ll received.
Head - Offices - Winnipeg.
Huas.vim.-m YANOOUVBR, Viotobia
N*'i.hiin, ItotBLAND,  Atlin   Lakh
nml Imwsiin City, N. W. T.    .
l>. j. RUSSELL, rtanager.
NBL30N, B.C.
West Kootenai Valley, B. C, on  line
of 0. N. P. Ry., and
Nelson & Bedlington Ry., now  under
Information regarding Creston may
be bad of GEO. M'FARLAND. Agent
Nelson, or from
Oreston Townsite-Co.,
The West Kootenay Brick
& Lime Company, Ltd.
Capital $50,000.00,   divided  into  50,000
shares  of $1.00 each.
Patronize 1 lome 1 n-
dustry, and Smoke the
Royal Seal
And   other    Union
Made Cigars  of the
Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.,
DIRECTORS���W. W. Beer Esq., W. H. Dowsing Esq.,
W. A. Macdonald Esq., H. G. Neelands Esq., T.
G. Proctor Esq., all of Nelson.
bANKERS���The Bank of British Columbia, Nelson,
B.   C.
SOLICITORS���Messrs. Macdonald & Brougham, Nelson,  B. C.
OFFICE���Proctor's Building, Baker street (west), Nelson,   EL C.
Issue of 5,000 (10 per cent, guaranteed) Preference
Shares. Also 7,500 ordinary shares of $1.00 each, payable as follows: 25 cents on application, 25 cents on allotment, and the balance when called for, no call to be made
until three months after 22nd February, 1899.
The subscription list for this issue will open at 10 a. tn.
on Monday, March 13th, and close at 3 p. m. on Friday,
March 31st, 1899, Applications for shares, accompanied
with the amount payable on application, should be made to
the bankers of the company (where prospectuses and forms
of application can be obtained) or at the office of the company. Copies of the memorandum and articles of Association of the company may be inspected at the office of the
company's solicitors.
Paints,   Oils,   and
We ask the Painters to test the quality of
our goods, and our prices.
Nelson Hardware Co.
In the lead again this spring.   Their  Stock of Groceries is complete,  both
Staple and Fancy.
Their shelves are heavily laden with ull the delicaciee in Canned anil
Buttled Goods. They are noted not only for carrying the Fancy Stock of
Ne'son, lint also for carrying the Stock Suitable to Supply the Wants of any
Kitchen or Camp. They carry by far the Largest Stock in Nelnon, and defy
competition. Their prices are uniform, taking no advantage on any one
article above another.
Don't forget to try onr Tea, also the New Rrand of Flour. The price of
this Hour will be very low, and quality guaranteed.
M. DesBrisay & Co.
Nelson  Opera  House,
Monday, flarch 20th.
One Night Only.
Miss Clara Thropp
in the Popular
Admission   50c,   75c,   and    $1.00.
Seats on sale now at Canada Drug & Bool' Co.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
B. O.
For Sale
Mouse    and    Lot
on Stanley Street,
Between Mill and
Latimer    Streets
It is a Snap.  :  :  :
Baker Street.
General Teamsters.
to T c. on Co.
(Standard Oil Co.)
Anthracite Coal.
First Class Fir
Cut any length
to order. One car of Fresh
Spokane Lime just arrived.
Office Cor. Baker & Hall Sts.
Telephone   38.
Caiiilal Paid up $*!.000,000
Host ���     ��� l.aoo.ooo
11. S. llowlniiil, Pros.   T. It.Merritt, Vice i"ro8.
Win. Ramsay,     Hutch Ityan,      Kobt.Jaffraf,
T. Sutherland stayner,     Kilns Koicors.
Head Olllco, Toronto.
I). K. WILK1B, Genera] Manager.
E. HAY, Inspector.
Itruiirlii- ill llll |>rin<l|iiil i lllii iiiiiI town.
hi    Ontario   ami  tlm-lii-i-
Ilium In-    In      -llanll.ilm,     Northwest
Territorial nml icriti-.ii ��'olumbta.
Man. ('AI.U.UIV, I'lttNC-K Ai.hf.ht, Kdmonton,
South Edmonton, n. W. t. Vancouver,
Nbubon, Kkvkijjtoke, I). O.
Atcentf. in (Iroat Hritaln���Lloyd's llnnk, Ltd.,
72 Lombard Itreet*. Ivondori, with whom money
mil*** be (lepo-.il ed for transfer by letter or cable
to tiny pari of Canada.
I^tter-i of Credit i .-.ii.-.i on Alaska Commercial Co. payable at St. Michael'**, Alaska, and
lla wson City.
Draft*. Bold, available at all points In Can-
da, Unilcil States and Kuropo.
I/Otters of credit Issued, available In any
part of tho world.
- *** ii-.: bunk Department��� Doposlu of $1
nnd upwards received and interest allowod.
Debet-Lures���Municipal and other debentures purchasud,
Money Orders Issued payable at, any Bank
Kates-Under $10, 80; $10 to $20, lOo;
$���& to $:��*, U01 $30 to $50, 14c.
J.  M-   LAY.   MANAGER.
Geo.   Holbrook,
City Scavenger.
All kinds of day and nifcht Scavenging'
Work promptly done. Chimney Sweeping
Bo* 333. Leave orden at M. DeeBrHafe.
v L>
! i
mm mm
into m mm
The Arlington to be Pushed
to the Front.
One of the Most Promising Properties in
tho Slocan District���Frank Watson Does the Work.
A deal has been consummated in
Bpokane which will introduce Huston
capital into the lead district ol the Hlo-
cuii nnd will donbtless bring one (if the
promising properties of that purt of
British Columbia immediately to the
front its a great mine. The Arlington
mine is the property in question
Who the Boston capitalists tiro iH not
announced at present hut there is every
asuurnnce that the deal is a go.
The Arlington mine in one of the
richest silver properties in tin* viciuit.C
of Slocan City. It has been owned for
about two years by a Spokane company
which was organized by Frank Wat-
sou. The property comprises lite Arlington aud Burlington claims und was
located by Robert Cooper and C. E.
Fielding who have ever siuce retained
interests in it. In 1S0C John A. Finch
had the group under bond and did considerable work upon it without finding
the main lead, his tunnel, as subsequent development proved, having
been run in the wrong direction. Later
on tbe mine lay idle tor many months
until Frank Watson oame along and
after looking it over concluded that
it was oue of the richest Showings be
had ever Been aud took a bond ou it
for $50,000. Then followed the formation of the Spokane company.
The property has seen hard titties
The company was hampered for lack
of funds and the Arlington was away
up Springer creek where no road bad
ever beeu built and shipment of ore
was therefore expensive. Tlion there
were conflicting interests and dissensions among the stockholders and the
result was slow development aud a
rapidly accumniulating debt. In all
1200 feet of work was done, most of
it being accomplished under the direction of Frank Watson who was in
charge of the work when tin* wheels
wero running smoothly. This development reached a depth of 17fi feet and
opened up a wonderful body of ore
which is authentically reported to
show ISO feet in thickness. The company made shipments which yielded
2*10 ounces silver and Hi to 20 per cent.
lead. It is said that tbe oro is growing heavier in lead as depth is gained.
Last suiitniei* the coinpuiij found itself in such straits that it Itecamo necessary to give a mortgage on the
claims. The Bunk of British North
America furnished the monoy. The
mortgage was later transferred to
Boss Thompson of Bossland. Work
on the mine was almost entiroly suspended. It was when matters were
iu this tangle that Frank Watson began to work for the redemption of the
miue. He began the arduous task
seven mouths ago and has just completed it. Tho terms of the deal are
that a new company is to be formed
to be knowu as the Arlington Mines,
Limited, with headquarters, probably
in Spokane The capitalization is to be
1,000,000 shares and 760,900 shares
will go into the treasury. The remaining 350,000 shares will be issued to the
stockholders of the old company at the
rate of one share fur every four held iu
the old corporation. Thu new company assumes the mortgage aud bus
arranged to pay it and ail other outstanding debts of the old company
within UO days. The Boston people
take up sullicient of the treasury stock
to place |50,000 at once in the treasury of tho company and have
guaranteed that, the same amount
will bo forthcoming later if needed to
make a paying mine of the Arlington.
These terms have beeu agreed lo by
the unanimous vote of the stockholders of the old company present at a re
ceut meeting where 70S,000 shares of
the 813,000 shares issued were represented.
""Within iio days " a stockholder is
reported, as Haying, "work will begin
ou the Arlington with a large force of
men. The development will be upon
a large scale, with all the necessary
machiuery and lhe plans of the company include the early erection of a
concentrator. Frank Watsou paid a
visit to Viotoria lately and secured
from the Provincial Government $26oo
with which to complete the load which
tlm Government started to build up
the creek from Slooau City to the
mines. Work ou this will begiu as
soon aa spring opens up. Much credit
is due to Frank Wastou for putting
this deal thiough in the face of discouragements. The oompany has been
so torn with internal troubles that no
recoucillialiuu seemed possible and
most of us thought tbe Arlington was
a dead duck. But Watson savod He
mine although it took seven months <f
scheming and maneuvering aud
harmonizing to bring it about.''
It is rather a new thing for Boston
capital to take up silver and lead propositions. Copper Investments aro the
favorites in Ibe Massachusetts city.
But the profits which Slocau shippers
pay are attracting attention of eastern
capital nnd Bolton has made money
enough in mines to know that -t venture of this kind is safe. Those who
know the Alringtou say that the mine
will be shipping ore within six montliH
and should bogin to   pay  profits   soon
* #  *
New York, March IT.���Bar silver,
*39JB; Mexican dollars, 47Ja.
Copper dull,  $17;   exchange,   *J?V
Lead, quiet; broker's *}4.20; exchange, R45 to $4.50.
Tin stendy ; Straits, $2:1. so to |88.90;
plates steady.
* *   #
The new coke ovens at Fernie are iu
process  of    cnnstiuctiou.   Fifty    are I
being added to the north end of  those |
now in use and a row of another hundred will be built on the west Bide of
the present fifty. The Free Press says
a large amount of stone ami Sufficient
tiro brick for about a hundred ovens
are now on the ground.
* *   #
Of mining operations at. the New-
Denver camp The Ledge furnishes the
following paragraphs:
Negotiations are now being carried
on with a view to securing the Tow-
Ber, a claim adjoining thu Silver Cup
group. The owners of this claim are
Dave Ferguson and Jack Kuowles.
Tho Beatrice will soon add materially to the shipments made from the
Trout Lake district. Something
over 125 tons ot high grade ore aro
now lying ou the dump awaiting
the moment when tho rawhide trail is
completed, wheu a force of seven men
will commence work, and it is expected that their operations will result in
keeping the property on a shipping
The Nettle L. will be worked steadily from this out, future operations
aiming at placiug the property in a
position to become a permanent shipper. Dan Cameron has the contract
for tho completion of a piece of tunnel which will represent a further
outlay of $1,000. The present appearance of the oro body iu the Nettie L.
justifies the claim of the owner that
it is one of the biggest things iu the
One of (he most promising properties
in the camp iB tho St. Elmo. ThiB
claim together with the Yankee makes
up the St. Elmo group, whioh adjoins the Groat Northern to the northeast. During the greater part of the
wiuter, Hugh McPhersou aud Neil
Swintou have beon busily engaged
doing development work aud taking
out ore. Tbey mado a shipment some
ume ago of five tous, und the satisfactory result of 113 ounces silver,
t8 SO gold and $17.01) lead, making a
total value per ton of $85.18.
Quite recently a bond was secured by
James Dixon on the Silver Queen, a
property situated ou the Great Nortn-
t ru ledge. Mr. Dixon represents Vancouver parties, and secured coutrol of
ihe property from Jack Stabuer at tbe
following figure : $600 down, $500 ou
the 1st of Juue, JHD'.i, and $24,000 on
the 1st of ,lune, 1900, making a total
of $25,000, the amount of the bond,
'lhe Trout Lake Topic says the Silver
Cup is a line property aud is very considerably developed. A crosscut tunnel of 170 feet in length has been driven, showing up, where the vein wus
encountered, 10 inches of solid ore besides a very largo body of concentrating ore. Mr Dixon intends commencing activo operations on tbe claim
Shortly, aim it is confidently expected
tbat nuothei' shipper will be added to
Ihe list before snow flies next lull.
* *   *
Silverton ore shipments, shipped today from Vancouver mine, 20 tons;
Com Stook (concentrates) 20 tons; total
���in tons. Previous to this, since 1st
January last, 1143 tons.
Editor Nelson Miner:
I hoo in rim inaao ot Tlm Tribune nf
:he 15th iust. a somewhat sensational
account of alleged troubles between
iho ConiHtock Mining Company, whose
property is on Four Mile Creek, and
Thomas Mitchell, who recently erected
n concentrator for tho Company. The
key of the concentrator was indeed
taken p ssession of by Mitchell for a
short, time,und held by him under oit-
i-umstances which it would take too
long to explain ; but it is now, uud ox-
i opt for a few hours has been, in the
possession of the Company, wbo ure at
present drawing ore from the mine to
iho mill and concentrates from the
mill to the wharf here. Tho third
payment on the conrracl. price has beon
paid to an*I accepted by the contractor,
less a small deduction retained by the
company until certain defects will be
remedied by the contractor. There 1b
also a dispute between the Company
and the contractor as to whether the
mill has been doing its work as efficiently as it should, but that is not an
issue between them, yet 'it least, ��� s
this is only being enquired into. Nothing has yet developed between ih * Com
pany and the contractor to cause snch
an atri'-le to be written as lhat which
appeared in the columns of your content rorary. A. B. C.
Silverton. March 10, JH09
CALGARY '*������*>   ABATTOIR.
On his return to Calgary from the
Kast, Mr. P. Burns confirmed tbe report thut he intended to build a large
cold storage and slaughter house at
that place. The Daily Herald says:
"Wben it is considered that this linn
supplies the entire Koolenay country,
and also ships to Coasi 'ties it will
be easily understood lhat tin* imposed
plant will he quite cxtensn . Tho
buildings will he of the latebt and
most approved plan. Both the cold
storage and slaughter house will be
i-quiped with up to dale appliances
Ihe pay roll will be quite considerable,
which will benefit Calgary, and the
buildings will be a benefit to our city.
The industry will be om* of the
most important in rho West. Work
���ylil be commenced as soon as tho
weather permits. Mr. Burns while
Kast visited thi! larger packing houses
and examined tin* different methods of
operating then..'"
J  Mi's';
jl 9-Rootn Modern II
ott^e in   best locality
ii I In; city.   Price $2<i0ii, eusy terms.
Several Kood 4   mni 5 Houm Cultures
Houso and 3 Loti on OarbonatQ streot
$1,200, only S-VHleu^h down,
HOUBOS and Lots in all parts of the city.
.1. L, VAMONE, Mining Broker.
R. H. WILLIAMS, fatal Broker,
Ileal Estate Agents,
Easter is Almost Here.
The ladies of Nelson will all have their new
Spring bonnets and your old suit will look
shabby. Call around and let us make you
look new in a new Spring Suit. A full line of
spring- and summer goods just received.
H. n. Vincent,
Merchant Tailor.
J   Y.  GRIFFIN   & CO.
Dairy Fed, Mild Cured Meats, "QR1FFIN BRAND" our Specialty.
Choice Creamery and Dairy Butter, Cheese, Eggs
 Write us for Prices	
Did You Get That Hat?
If not at Emory & Walley's you need a new
one. We have all the latest Styles and Shapes.
Get one while they last.
Emory & Walley,
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
*> ��-&- ���������������������� -s-vS
Branch Markets in Rossland., Trail, Kelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slooan Citj'
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
The Brackman & Ker
Milling Co., Ltd.
Wholesale ami Retail.   Grain. Hay, Feed, etc.
Write for Quotations on Car Lot--,        -        Nelson, B. C.
ISleisoi)   Tei)t   ai)d    AWrjirjg   Faciortj
Canvas Goods, Tents, Awning, and
Fancy Striped CiU'tuius for Verandahs and Windows.
Theo. Madson,
��f Real Estate and Insurance Agent.                       ^
I; The Birkbeck Investment,  Security' %
% and Savings Co.                3
S= advance money on Improved Real Estate.     Repayable in 5 and   =-3
fc 8 years by monthly instalments.                              3
All Kinds Of Smoke.
T. k 11. PLUG
New Spring hats of All Descriptions  to Suit
All Tastes	
Stitson's, of Philadelphia,   and  Christy's,  of
London, are Our Leaders. .... ....
J. A. GILKER, - P. 0. Store
Kirkpatrick & Wilson,
Groceries  and Crockery.
We have just received a large assortment of
Direct from  the Factory,
cent,   cheaper  than   in   the  past.
Prices 25  per
Kirkpatrick & Wilson,
China Hall.
^      Gamble & O'Reilly,
Civil Engineers & Provincial Land Surveyors.
(Mineral Claims Surveyed and Ciown Grants applied for)
Real Estate, Insurance and General Agents, Notary Public, etc	
INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION COMPANY includes an Accident, and Fever Policy, which gives you
J15 00 per week while laid up or $1500 iu cose of death for
the small premium of 13.00 per year.
GAMBLE & O'REILLY, Agents, Baker Street.
All   Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mininy Engineer
$6.75   PER   TON,   DELIVERED.
All orders must be accompanied by cash and should  be   forwarded
either personally or by mail to the olliee of
General Agent Cor. Koolenay & Baker Sts.
A Lucky Strike
Kor Hri* d nnd PiiRliy milker.-.    Tbepioplcof Nebon  and surroundings lmve
ong heen trying to induce  s m�� sensi *l<> merchant   to put 111   a stock   of
lhe celelirati.il
Sii   wu 1   known   to   iill   go d    hr. ad   makers   nn .       .
We feel eatisfle 1 tint ul i tere led along this line will feci highly pleased
a know lhat M. DesB'isay k On., tha leading me chants 1 f this city, have been
i.pioint.i.ds*.|e agents fo** Nels 11 Tne pi- ce Of this flour is much ioWer thuu
ui) other : nd quality pun anli ed.   A*-k fi i* \\ Star at
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized  -  -  -  -  $2,ooo,ooo
Oapital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, *l,25o,ooo.
Head Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Oompavative Statement, showing  the progrens tnnde hy this Bank Id the
n:|..t  l.i.n   vi.in.j* iiiiiei .......
past ten years
Cnpitnl  Paid   Up	
Liabilities tu  Public...
Total  Ass I-*	
$ 1,000,000
* 1,600,000
1,250 000
General Banking Business 1 ransacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bought
and Sold, Letters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on them    t favorable terms.    Interest allowed on special
deposit3   ml on Saving Bank accounts.
Atlin, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Eossland, Vancouver
Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
UiIh bMk.^SeMSt'.fcffll^ 'f0'' ������>,���������������<���������������������. in,connection will, tho Nelson branch of
at prosoni:.pRft pet��� "mm,!* ""d a-"?ttrUB 1'�����lvod- ���"���'��� curront �����* ��f Interest <-*��ow<-*'1'
As we keep our Tobaccos in both our Excise and Customs Bonds we ire
able to carry a huge and assorted stock.
Baker St.,
Nelson, 11. O
Kor ii tour-storey Wrick block in Greenwood,
B.C. Plana ami specifications til Wallace &
Miller's store, Nelson- Proposals will We rn.
reived for the whole uf tho work unrt materials
or for the different jiartH of name up to Monday
at noon. April 3rd, 18.19. The IowohL or any
tender not nftOMMffuf accepted.
Tenders (or roinovin^a house on corner of
Lake and Park nlreeU Will  be received until
i -Saturday noon, ISth of Mareh.   Partlcularn at
' this ofllce.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
GOAT m^TiMiiir^
CRESTON, B. C. cr.ow.gVslW.
Dealers in all kinds of Lumber.   Oan be delivered at any
time in any Quantity.
G. A. BIGELOW, - Manager.


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