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Dail> Edition No. 227.
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Nelson, British Columbia. Tuesday, January 31,   1899.
Ninth YefT
sii raw mobs
party politigs
Thinks the Province Would
Benefit by It-
A SUCCESSFUL MEETING
Hume   Hall   WaB  Packed   by   Citizeus
Anxious to Hear the Former Minister of Justice.
The Hume Hall was not large enough
to aocoinmorlnte all those who wished
to hear tho address of Sir Charles Hibbert Tuppor Inst evening. Every sent
was filled, standing room wns ut a
premium and a large number of people
were totally unable to gain admission,
Juging by the applause and the expressions of approval heard ou every side
ns the meeting broke up those present
spent a very pleasant evening. Sir
Charles is a lucid speaker, is never at
n loss for a word and turns a point
neatly, provoking a smile whieh keeps
his auditors in constant good humor.
His speech lusted an hour and a half,
concluding with au eloquent peroration at 10 o'clock.
Mr. J. Roderick Robertson acted as
chairman and on the platform wero
Messrs. A. S. Farwell, \V. A. Mamliiu-
nlil. T. O. Prictor, Hugh H. Oainerou.
Fred Starkey and Ool. Ray of Pint
Arthur. Mr. Robertson made no opening remarks, simply culling on Sir
Charles and to the accompaniment of a
broken pane of glass anil soft foot
steps over bond tlm former Minister of
Justice eointnoucort bis spoe.ch.
Sir Ohnrlos.flrs! plained *tooi the
meeting hud no connection with the
local election into which Nelson is
plunged, When ho accepted the in
vitation of the Liberal-Oonservative
Association of Nelson to address I lie
meeting ho hud no idi a tbat nn election would he ou hefore the meeting
was called. Ho would not presume lo
dismiss local affairs; he wns only tt
"earoet bagger," a term that he wns
not ashamed of but which bud provoked profane language in high places
There was no place iu which lie would
uther address a meeting than in this
prosperous district for prosperity and
Liberal-Conservatism always suggest
ed themselves simultaneously ill his
thoughts, It bud bean suggested that
Hie old parties should line ui) accord
iug to party principles in the Piovinte
oT British Columbia. Under the party
system Canada bad grown great und
he would like to see the same system
introduced here. It would guard
against Martinisins, or Turnerisius,
would eliminate personalities from onr
polities and make tbe fights between
principles nnd not between men only.
He referred to the analogous position
of papers in this Province that support
the principle of ono of thu parties in
Dominion politics und nlso support
men in British Columbia who assail
those principles, He would like to
see an out and out
PARTY FIGHT
aud   oxpresi-ed   the   belief    that    the
time of dangerous coalitions bad gone.
Passing on then to compare the
principles of the great parties In
Canada, Sir Charles said that the policy of the Liberal-Conservatives party
bad never stood out, more prominently
over that of the Liberals than since
the Liberals havo been in power, At
the time of Confederation the lenders
of tho two parties joined together,
formed the Liberal-Conservative party
and adopted the motto of union and
progress. They welded the Provinces
together, took, in the distant portions
of the Dominion, among them British
Columbia, which be believed would
prove the very gem of the Confederation But all Liberals did not follow
the heads of the party and the scoeort-
ing faction, now represented nt Ottawa by Hon. Mr. Fielding, attempted
no later than 1886 to tour one of tho
Provinces away from Confederation,
The Conservative policy was one of
consolidation und tl a Liberal policy ono
of 'disintegration. The Liberal-Con- j
servative party ml ited the National
Policy and have it yot. The Liberals
were stenling it piecemeal, He would
liko to soo them steal it all and would
back them up in carrying it out if it
kept them in power 80 years. The
National Polioy was tbo grout menus
bv which the Provinces were linked
together as It gave money and oredit
io rail* wort  mousy.   Bv��r/ Step of,
tlie Liberal-Conservative parly since
'67 down, bad been utterly opposd by
tbe Liberals who bitterly bemoaned
the grow th of tho debt that was neces
snry to support Canada with permanent public works and bring about the
results for wbioh the Liberals now
claim the oredit. They came in at
the heel of the bunt and want all the
credit. Tbe two cent postage was
only Hindi possible by tho party that
wus so bitterly opposed by those who
now put it into force. Lord Ripon
hid said that the reason that Canada
enjoyed credit on Loudon markets second only to the Mother Country was
on account of the public works of a
permanent nature. Mr. Chamberlain
had said that the building of the C. P.
R. made Canada great by the opening
of tbe greatest wheat fields on earth
and one of the richest mining regions,
All those great schemes were opposed
by Liberals who bad uot been consistent in anything since '07. The Liberal party was one of organized ob-
Stmotion and organized hypocrisy.
Sir Charles then enumerated some of
the features of the National Policy
that tbo Liberals had so bitlerlv condemned while in power and showed
thnt now they were adopting the very
same methods themselves. Figures
were quoted to show how the debt had
increased under the Liberal Government.
If there was into thing more thau
another Sir Charles said thnt the Lih
erals condemned it was the acceptance
of titles by Canadians. K. C. M. G.,
they declined wns a
TIN POT TITLE.
They wrote pamphlets against it.
But a ohange lias come o'er tbe spirii
of their dr am. Their profession of
deraootratic ideas were swept to the
winds by their accession to power. Sir
Wilfrid Laurier went, to London and
when he came buck bis best friends
would not know him. He was cover
ed with gold ribbon ha bad feathers in
bis but, medals OU bis breast, and a
siring of letters at both ends of hi
name. The Conservatives bad a com-
,,,..,. "sir" <or Higl. Ooiuiaw&lonersat
Loudon and the Liberals have a Lord
A "Mr." wns good enough I'm-Speaker
but Liberals have a Sir in both Houses.
There were live "tin pot lilies" in
Sir Wilfrid's Cabinet. He had so many
Hint b* could spare one and be sent
him to govern Ontario. Even the clerk
of the House wns a "Sir." "OldBonr-
inot" wns good enough for theOouser-
avtives. To crown it all the Liberuls
bad sent a Czar to govern British
Columbia. The Liberals had protested against members of Parliament being given olliee but since they came to
power they have niaiie appointments
fr, m the House of Commons by whole
sale.
But. their particular aversion wus
protection. Sir Richard Oartwrigbt
bad said that protection was worse
than pestilence, war and famine, yet
the Liberals have adopted it almost
holes bolus. They had mlvocaleil
a tariff of 11 por cent, then a tariff
for revenue only, then unrestricted reciprocity, then lice trade as thoy hnve
it in England, then tree trade in 40
years, then a tariff which discriminated against Great Britain so as to
make our position with Americans
better, They advocated the right of
making their own treaties but now
they hnve Lord Herschell with them
ul Washington, If the Commission
is a failure ho will get the blame, if
it is successful, Sir Wilfrid will get
the credit.
Bir Charles iben went Into figures
iiguiu to show that the expenditure
bud grown inpidlv   under the Liberals
Instead of coining down three or four
million dollars annually us they promised il would. Coming lo the plcbis-
cite the speuker suid tbat notwithstanding the definite promise of Bir
Wilfrid Laurier he bud no doubt thai
no prohibition would bn introduced at
the next session. Tbe lust thing heard
of was the growl against the Semite
They were not all agreed as to bow
it. should be reformed but it   should
be reformed.    Sir Charles defended the
Senate and said that the only manly
course lor tbe Government to have followed would have been to go lo the
country ou the Ifukon Ratlwoy Bill
that they now assailed tbe Senate for
rejecting. The Yukon Administration
wiis next dealt 'with, Sir Charles say-
ing Hint ihn Government stood convicted of tbe charges brought., by the
withdrawal of all the officials that were
accused of wrong doing. He dosed
with urging the party to si und together,
keep its eyes on the course of the present Government, to uphold it when it. |
si iii mm
THAT HE IS BEAD
The Court Gives Lady Curtis
That Permission.
mwm ELECT
CITI OFFICIALS
W. A. Galliher Named,   as
Oity Solicitor.
WIFE OF SIR A. CURTIS iW. E. WASSON IS OLERK
Her Husband is Supposed  to Have  Perished While en Route to the
Klondike.
London, Jnn. 30.���At probate division of the high court of justice today,
Lady Curtis applied for leave to presume that the death of her husband,
Sii Arthur Colin Curtis, third baronet
of that mime, occurred near Quesnelle,
Mud River, B. C., while he was ou
the way to Klondike. Evidence was
given thnt he left his party's camp
on June 10, 1808, after n disagreement
nnd has not been seen since. The
judge thought the application was
early, in view of Sir Arthur's death
being so recent. But he granted leave
on tbe precedent being cited. Tbe estate
is vnlued at ��10,000.
A dispatch from Victoria to The
Miner u few days since stated thai u
returned Klondike! knew Sir Arthur
Well and was positive that be was still
alive and well, having left him only n
few weeks previously.
A Prolonged Session and Man) Animated
Discussions���Finance   Committee
Recommendations.
Mr. W. A. Galliher was   named  by
the oity council   last night as City So-
CHIOAGO  EIRE.
Mobogany Yards Burned Causing a
Loss of 8860,000.
Cbic.igo. Jan. 80.���The mahogany
yards ot J, C. Raynor Morgan and Pulton aud the bos fawtory owned hy If.
O. Austin,burned today, causing a loss
of 1826.000 The lire was discovered
in the lumber yards bv the watchman,
Fanned by a strong wind, the large
stock of well-seasoned and valuable
lumber was all ablaze before the arrival of the first engine of the fire department. The fire spread from tho
lumberyards to tbo hoarding house
owned by Mrs. Smith. The house wns
destroyed and the 25 lodgers were
driven into tho street, with the temperature at zero, in their night clothes.
Ten of the firemen wero on tho roof
of the Austin Box factory when it
caught fire Tho flames broke through
ibo roof beneath thoir feet nnd they
were forced to .pimp to the ground.
All of them escaped without any serious injury. A few minutes later the
roof fell in, The box factory was totally destroyed, Frank Mover, n
walchinnn in the Raynor building.was
Severely injured in jumping from tbe
second story of the building. Tho
slock of the lumber yard, which is a
block and a half long was valued at
Jill),000,and is the most extensive loss.
DEPLORABLE CONDITION,
Philippine Indians Are Committing
Innumerable Outrages.
New York, Jan. 30.��� Tho Herald
has the following : Manila, Philippines.
Sunday, January 20.���The Spanish
civil prisoners have not yet beeu released. Tnles of Buffering, hunger nnd
dishonor come from the provinces.
Young Spanish girls am forced to live
iu open shame With low born Indiuns,
uud their parents being powerless, appealed lo Aguinaldo, His reply wns a
letter from a dishonored child, exacted
after. God knows what Buffering, Baying she is happy nnd contented.
La lies have Buffered d shonor to save
their husbands from Cruel treatment
Five priests have died in one province from hunger and cruelty, ol-
though $00,000  had  been sent by   the
 poratlon    for     beir maintenance,
They appeal to ii, American nation in
the name of God, to stop the tragedy.
WON THE   WAGER.
Steamer City of Seattle Ueicbcd Skagway in Seventy Hours.
Seattle, Wash,, Jim. 80.���The
steamer City of Seattle has returned
from Lynn, having broken all records
It made the trip to Skagway and
return in six days, 1? hours and -10
minutes, Joe Barrett, wagered (1000
wilh Richard Butler, a rich mine
operator Of the Klondike, that, tbe So
utile could not do the distance lo Skagway in four days. The steamer made
ibii trin in To hours nnd 25 minutes.
The Seal He brings the first news from
the lamed Keokuk district since win-
did right but to check it sharply when I,,,,. Fl,ti j��� lieorock had been struck on
il did wrong "Our motto is" conolud-1 various claims With excellent returns.
ed Sir Charles, "for the party, with I There are about 1600 people in the
the party, but for the country and for riietrlot and 80 odd stern wheelers on
the Empire, first, last and all the;,,],,, Kcyiiiuik River,
lime,
Tbe closing remarks were eloquently
Uttered and us Sir Charles resumed
his seat there was a great, deal of
hearty applause, The singing of the
National Anthem brought tbe meeting
to u close. A pleasing feature of it,
and au inovatiou hero, was tho pros,
ansa ��t a uuiubet ot ladies,
HUMORS DENIED.
Berlin,   Jnn.   30.���The   North Ger
man   Gazette   today   again denies the
rumors  thut  Prince   Hohenlohe   contemplates resiguiug the Imperial Chun-
j aellorship,
licitor  for  the ensuing year; V7.   E.
I Watson was   named   as assistant  city
j clerk aud treasurer   at a salary of  $75
| per month ; William Gaton was named
as pound keeper and  H. D.   Beck   as
enretaker of the cemetery.
These were some of the results of
last night's regular meeting of the
mayor and alderman. It was a prolonged meeting aud all the oratory in
town was not confined to the Topper
gathering at the Hume Hotel Hall.
Aid. Fletcher and Hillyer bubbled over
with eloquence and while there were
troublesome times at first, wheu the
storm subsided it was upon a Bcene ns
peaceful as a meadow stream in au-
tuiiiu time.
Consideration of the report of the finance committee was the first business
before the council. The committee's
recommendation that the city assessor
be instructed to proceed at once with
the assessment work, to be completed
bv March 1. was approved. A reduction of 25 per cent in electric light
charges for the month of January,providing payment is made before February 20, was^ordered. The Chief of the
Fire Brigade was appointed wator
commissioner without additional salary. Iu the bills presented for approval by the committee was ono providing for the payment to Engineer Coyle
of $5 a day for services rendered in
connection with the electric light
flume. Aid. Hillyer took exception to
this. He thought Mr. Coyle should be
given |(i a day. Aid. Fletcher pointed
out that engineers capable of doing the
work required of Mr. Coyle could bo
secured for less than $5 a day, at the
present time because there was so little work. He believed, however, that
$5 was proper pay for the work. After considerable heated discussion
Aid. Hillyer gave in and agreed that
perhaps Aid. Fletcher knew more
about engineers aud their work than
did he aud Mr. Coyle will get but $5 a
day for his work.
The finance committee also recommended the payment of $300 to the
public library fund. Aid. Hillyer
thought it would require a by-law in
order to make the donation and to
bo on the safe side notion was deferred
until a city solicitor should be appointed and consulted.
Tbo matter of the amendment to the
by-law providing for a reduction in
the tax on Insurance companies doing
business in Nolson came up on post
ponement from the last, mtoting. It
wns proposed to reduce the tux of $200,
which Ins never been imposed, to $50.
Considerable discussion ensued and
it was finally decided to make uo
amendment to the by law but to enforce tho $200 tax, $100 to be paid ut
orioe and $ioo ut. the expiration of six
months time, providing that the city
will agree to amend tho by-law if the
insurance companies will agree to a
reduction in rates.
Messrs. Macdonald & Johnson reported that they bud communicated with
the Hon. J. Fred Hume in regard to
amendment of the water clauses act,
under date of Jnn 24, hut that no
reply had been received. Upou motion tho solicitors wore empowered to
have their agents at Victoria act in
the matter if   nocessury.
Applications for tho position of assistant city clerk and treasurer were
lead from J. H. H. Christie, W. E.
Wnsson, H. IS. Lawford, Murdock Mo-
Kay,   A. .15, Eskrigo.
Upon motion the council proceeded to
ballot, with tho result that Wusson
was elected with four votes, McKay
receiving the other three. The salary
of the assistant city clerk was fixed
at $75.
Au application for the position of
oaretakor of the cemetery was read
from H. D. Beck and he was given
the position.
George Beaumont applied lor the
position ot  street   eemuissioan and
his application wns placed on file. The
application of J. E. Amiable for city
assessor was placed with Mr. Beaumont's.
j R. F. E. Perry asked to be sworn in
as a city detective. He was about to
opeu a detective agency hero.
Upon motion the application was
filed.
i The Nelson Opera House Co., asked
[ to be given a license for the balance
I of the present year free, the city coun-
I cil to have tbe use of tho Opera House
j four night during the year. Tbe re-
I quest was denied.-
A communication from the Hall
Mines Smelter asked the city to
donate $100.00 to the purchase of
I instruments. There was no provision
\ for such expenditure of money and in
lieu of granting the request the aldermen each donated $5 and Mayor Neelands increased a former donation of $5
to $10. Chief of Police McKiuuou
who was in the council chamber also
added his name for a like sum.
The matter of selection of a city
solicitor was next iu order. There
wore four applications: W. A.
Macdonald, Q, 0., W. A. Galliher,
John Elliott and R. M. Macdonald.
It took but one   ballot   tc .he
man. Mr. Gnlliher received four votes
and Mr. W. A. Macdounld three votes.
Mr. Galliher was therefore declared
elected.
City Engineer McCulloch reported that, ho would be unable to secure from the Snlmo mill the cedar
lumber ordered for the flume and recommended that the order be filled with
white pine. Mr. Hillyer and Mr.
Fletcher again locked horns. The former undertook to criticise Mr. Lavin
of the Sulmo mill for not being iu a
position to fill the order. Il developed
in this connection that Gray's mill
was in as bad a position us Lavin's
and could not fill its order with clear
lumber. The matter was finally settled by instructing the mayor to accept white pine on Mr. Lavin's order.
Aid. Hillyer presented a petition to
tV Provincial authorities from r��s
dents of tbo Hume additii u askng for
the building of a school ut somo point
enst of Cedar street. Aid. Hillyer
asked that the council endorse the pe
tition but this was not deemed advisable and a committee was appointed
to wait upon the Minister of Education when he should arrive in Nolson
and lav before him the wants of tbo
East Side.
MARCH OF SCIENCE
WONDERFUL OPERATION PERFORM
ED IN CHICAGO.
A Brain Tumor Removed and an Insane
Man Made Perfectly
Sane.
Mr- Balfour Speaks to His
Constituents-
Chicago, Jan. 30.���With a veritable
drainage canal of rubber, replacing an
insanity-producing tumor in his brain,
Joseph Sepic, a butcher, who saw
things "double ' for many months, is
improvin-' at the Mercy Hospital
where be went 10 days ago, tho subject of an operation that a short, time
ago would have been consi lered impossible in surgery and which is said
to be unique in the history of American medical science. He camo to the
institution suffering from suicidal
mania. Tho throbbing headaches
made him believe bis skull wiiS being
hacked to pieces. His ense wns diagnosed as the hitherto incurable disease
of brain tumor. Through the nid of n
Skiagraph picture, the tumor wa�� lo-
cnted in the brain just over tho right
eve. The sufferer hart in the meantime developed the most violent symptoms of suicidal mania. The operation
Or trepanning, if quickly performed
wns suggested as affording a possible
chance to save his life. Tho consent
Of bis friends being gnined. tbo operation was undertaken. When bis skull
bones woro readjusted be was left with
two inches of rubber tubing imbedded
as a miniature canal to drain away
the pus accretions Sepic's wonderful
vitality helped him materially in the
battle for his life. He no more sees
things "double" and tho throbbing
headaches are gone. Recent examinations have shown the doctors thai the
case bus passed the danger point and
in a few days will bo able to be removed from his bed.
DOKOHOBORS ASHORE.
Halifax, N. ti., Jan. 30.���The   work
of disembarking the Doukhobors from
the steamer  Lake   Superior and hous- I
ing them at Lawlor's island is proceed-
ing   rapidly     today.    One     thousand I
will bo landed today before   night and |
the remainder will bo   put ashore   to- ,
morrow,   There  is   uo illness in  the :
party. I
AMERICA AND ENGLAND
A Common Sympathy Between Two Great
Nations a Guarantee of Progress
and Freedom.
London, Jan. 80.���The Right Honorable Arthur James Balfour, First
Lord of the Treasury, and leader of
the Ministerialists in the Houbo of
Commons,delivered his annual address
tliiB evening to Mb constituents at
Manchester. After speaking of the
'Intrinsic difficulty which continental
natious find iu uuderstanding Great
Britain's aims" bo continued as follows : "But there is surely oue great
country whioh by community of language, religious and blood origin and
even institutions is well to understand. Need I say that the country to
which I refer is the United States.
Somo foreign critics,cynical by profession and training, hold the view that
the friendship now happily suosisting
between the English-speaking peoples
on both sides of the Atlantic is hutth
growth of the moment and depends
upon a transitory community of interests. They affeot to believe that when
tins disappears, friendship also will
disappear, they hold tbat if the BntiBh
trade should feel injured by some inconvenient tariff immediately the
sentiments so generally felt at this
moment in Great Britaiu toward
America would vanish like the loaves
in autumn.
" According to my observations''
said Mr. Balfour '' tho world of cynic
is always wrong. I believe the cynics
wrong in this case. If our good relations really depended upon those fortuitous circumstances while tbe latter
might be tbe foundation of an alliauco
they could not by the foundation of
what is infinitely more important,
that species of frienship which iu season and out of season thorough good
report or 111 is not to bo shaken by
mere circumstances,
"It was in this hail in 1890 that I
lirst spoke of tho international relations
between the United States and England. In those dark days of the Venezuelan controversy when public feeling in America had been aroused by
the wholly unfounded suspicion that
we hud some designs on Empire in
South America and wheu by natural
reaction we felt that our bretheru oil
the oilier sido of the water had neither
judged nor treated us with knowledge
aud fairness I thou expressed my firm
faith that the time would come when
all speaking tho English language and.
sharing tbo Anglo-Saxon civilization
would be united with u sympathy
which no more political divergence
could permanently disturb.
"I felt, thou, though I spoke my inmost convictions, thut I must impress
my bearers us something of a dreamer
and an idealist or as a prophet only
hoping for what ho himself can hardly
expect to see realized. But the three
years that have elapso since have
changed tho relations between the two
countries, uchango which I believe is
not destiuod to be reversed, a change
which has brought back thoBo two
great communities to their normal relations, disturbed as those normal relations woro by more than a century of
unhappy discord, a change which,
once made, is a change that ought to
be permanent, for it is founded, as I
hope, upon mutual sympathy, mutual
comprehension and tho mutual boliof
that ouch great and free community
desires to see the privileges it, enjoys
extended fur and wido to all continents und among nil natious.
"And, if I am right, nnd that common sympathy bn Implanted deep in
the breasts of thoso two nations, there
cannot bo a greater guarantee for fu
lure peace, freedom, progress and
ciivli/.ian not only of this country or
community alone, but of the whole
huniiiii race,"
OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE.
President McKinloy   Sent   to tho Sen-
ate tbe Commission   Documents.
Washington, Jun. 30.-The Presi-
lent today sent to the Sonate the correspondence on file in the State Department bearing upon tho Poace
Treaty uud it wus read in today's Ex-
eculive sessiou. The correspondence
ncludcs most of the letters and cablegrams from the Commissioners to the
President and from the President to
the Commissioners in tho way of instructions. Tin documents are numerous as wero the telegrams, lettors and
reports for almost every day the commissioners wero in Paris. One of the
first cablegrams from the President in-
struoted them to demand the cession
of Luzon Island, one of the Phillipines
and he told them that full sovereignty
should come with it The reading of
the correspondence received the closest
attintieu from Senators. NELSON DAILY MINER, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1899-
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miners will take it out. royalty or no
royalty. No oue has ever supposed
otherwise. A better test will be to
watch the proceeds realised by the
Government. Thirty millions should
yield a revenue of S8.000.CbO. Let us
see how muoh of this sum will find its
way into tbe Treasury. If not all, tbe
law is being evaded; the excessive royalty is promoting smuggling and the
[immorality that goes with it. That is
the complaint, nnd it hns not yet been
met either by argument or actual receipts by the Treasury.
New Books.
JUDGE ON THE ISSUE.
Mr. Hume is uot a blackleg, and Mr.
Farwell is not a horse thief. If we all
start the campaign with this fact fully
recognized aud govern ourslves accordingly, we shall probably feel fewer
regrets at the close of it. Both are honest men aud good citizeus, and both
mean well to the Proviuce. The difference is that Mr. Hume believes the
Province should be governed according
to one set of principles, and Mr. Far-
woll by another. Thoy appeal to the
people to decide between them, for in
these matters it is tho people who are
the ultimate judges. Whether one gentlemen is red haired, or the other has
a hooked nose, is nothing to tbo point.
Whether Mr. Hume is a Minister of
the Government that at present commands a small majority, and Mr. Far-
well is a private gentleman supporting
a party in Opposition, is a question
that has no right to consideration. As
honest electors the people have only
one thing to consider, and that is to
determine according to their best judgment which of the two will represent
them to tbe greater advantage in conducting the affairs of the Province
with honor, dignity, aud success; in
other words, which set of principles is
tho more likely to promote tho great -
est good of the greatest number.
Mr. Farwell has placed himself
fairly before tho electors in the address published elsewhere in Tho Miner. He is opposed to the recent legislation excluding aliens from our placer
mines, believing that it will lead to
the exclusion of aliens from all mining
in British Columbia. The electors of
tho Nelson Riding are lar.ely engaged
in mining, and those not directly engaged are largely depeudent on tbe
success of the mining industry. If
they believe that mining development
should be checked by the exclusion of
foreign oapit.il, they will be justified
in disregarding Mr. Farwoll's warning
and iu voting for Mr. Hume. If they
believe that tho prosperity of the country depends on the largest possible development of its mineral wealth, they
will, if not mere partisans, vote for
Mr. Farwell. As a material isBue, this
is probably tho most important that
will bo presented during the contest,
and uo elector should vote on it without fully realising his responsibility to
himself,to the Riding, and to the Province.
On other points relating to the mining industry Mr. Furwell has clearly
defined views. He does not believe that
a miner should be made to forfeit his
right because bo may inadvertently
havo allowed his license to lapse. Mr.
Hume, as Minister of Minos, made
and enforced this regulation, Here
are opposite views, and tho elector is
expected to judge between them. Mr.
Earwoll is also opposed to hasty legislate affecting mining communities
and mining itself. As member of a
Government that hns r/ut through
hasty legislation of this kind, Mr.
Hume is naturally in favor of it,
Here, too, the elector will decide between them.
During the last sossiou of the Legislature appropriations were made in aid
of public buildings in Nelson, and for
the construction of roads and trails
that, wero necessary for the convenience
of mining camps and for the develop
ment of trade with this City. The
Government of which Mr. Hume is a
member disregarded these and did
nothing. Mr. Farwell believes Mr.
Hume und the Government failed in
their duty in neglecting thorn. The
Nelson Riding elector can hardly hesitate in supporting Mr. Farwell on this
point. Other issues are raised in tbe
address, on all of which tho elector
will be asked to pronounce. If ho will
keep personal feeling out of it, and
decide purely on the issues themselves, be will do his whole duty to
himself and lo the Province.
An Ottawa paper sneers at those
who are opposed to a ten por cent, royalty on Yukon gold, and points to the
declaration of a miner recently down
from Dawson, who says that thirty
millions will be taken out this year.
If tho royally were us burdensomo as
claimed, the proiliiction would not bo
so great. This is n ,-nrious argument.
If the gold is there to   their hand, tho
Referring to the Placer Mining Bill,
Mr. Bostock's Vancouver paper, Tbe
Provinco, says: "Tbo Province does
uot believe that any attempt will bo
made to disallow tbo Bill or that it
will havo the slightest effect one way
or the other on the Washington Com -
mission. If it should be mistaken in
these views, nnd if any effort should be
made to striko the measure off the statutes, tho effort will be resisted as
loug ns there is i dollar in British Columbia or a man left to light. " This
is inceuaiary language, but not wholly
new in Canada. It has been heard
wherever the present Attorney-General of British Columbia has happened to have any voice in the control of
Government affairs. Mr. Hume is unfortunate iu having as associates men
and journals who openly preach violent resistance to the constituted au
thorities.
Tho Cascade Record has tho following : "The Record received the Vancouver Daily Province of Jan. 17, 18,
and 19 ou the 24th inst., via the lightning mail route as now arranged.
Rossland, Nelson, aud other near-by
papers reach Cascade from two to four
days lato, as a rule. Ono can travel
from Vancouver to Cascade in 83
hours, and from Rossland to Cascade
in 12 hours. If Inspectors Dorman and
McLeod can explain why this is thus
they will oblige hundreds of the people in the Boundary district. Such
rolics of mediaevlism should be relegated to tho past, aud bungling postal
clorks or ollicials, responsible for this
antiquated sort of service, should receive such a jacking up as will
promptly improve tbe service.".
CURRENT COMMENT.
The Hi I..I1.V Grippe.
Death is busy everywhere over the
laud. Ono can hardly nick up a paper nowadays wthout finding the announcements of the death oi several
well-known Canadians, Tho grip is
probably responsible for most of tbe
deaths. When the epidemic attacks
people it affects their weakest part,
and with those who aro well on in
years a fatal result seems almost inevitable, while with tbe younger generation it leaves a train of maladies
whioh bear bitter fruit later on. A
few yours ago wheu suicide was so
prevalent in Canada, tho doctors laid
almost evory case at the door of tbe
epidemic of grip of a fow years bofore.
���Victoria Province,
Much In l>r lii-sln-.l.
Tire French shore question has hitherto been oue of the main obstacles to
the union of Newfoundland with Canada. Wheu that obstacle is removrd
we think it likely that the question of
confederation will once more become
ono of practical importance. If the people of Newfoundland aro willing, and
it need hardly be said that Canada
will be no party to forcing them in
against thoir will, tho remaining difficulty will bo one mainly of dollar.* and
cents. Tbe addition of territory
which would bring Canada within less
than 2,000 miles of Ireland, aud the
increase of our population by 200,000
pooplo of British descent, would certainly bo an important ovont in tbe
history of the Dominion.���Toronto
Globe.
Till' Province \��t siiprrinc
Tho Labor Regulation Act passed by
the British Columbia Legislature at its
last, session, disqualifying from employment, by persons or companies exercising Provincial franchises, Chinese
or Japanese, was reserved by the Lieutenant-Governor and will not become
law, ns the Ottawa Government declines   to    give   effect,   to   it,    *   *   *
Tho Minister of Justice in bis report
statos that bo Iiiib eoiiiinuniciited with
the Government of British Columbia,
asking them to give the matter early
consideration, and be recommends that
further Federal action may be delayed
until a reply bus been received from
the Provincial authorities, Tbo British Government evidently looks upon
legislation aimed at Japanese as a matter of Imperial interest, nnd it is note,
worthy that In the protest entered by
the Japanese consul it is stated that
such legislation would hinder the development of the International trade between Canada aud Japan which the
Governments of lhe two countries are
now triyng to foster. This mutter
shows Hint though tbo Province mny
clnim the right lo attach whatever
conditions it chooses to its owns Acts,
Dominion und Imperial interests mny
lead to disallowance,���Winnipeg Free
Press
MISCELLANEOUS
MUSK.'. LESSONS. On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs. W, .1. Astloy, Holisnn street
two doors west uf Stanley.   P. O, Hox 13(1,
ROOMS TO   LET ���Furnished and anfurn-
Mied. Also 11 few vacancies for table boarders.
Mrs, Kenny, Carbonate street.
A PARTY having two or three leisure hours
ailuy would like a sot of books to keep. Apply W, II. It. Miner Olliee.
Till'. suinll premium nf 13,00 per year provides you wilh international Roafuitration and
a policy for $1500 ill ,-use of death or 810 per
week iu ense of suil'eriitK from typliolt], ti phus,
soiirlcl fever or smallpox. Gamble & O'Reilly
Agents.
TDK British Colombia Pormanont Load and
Savings Couipmiy limns money on real estate
fCt buildingpurpilHOS, Loans can lie paid oil'
at any time with,ml bonus. Interest OenseS on
each 1100.00ot principal paid oil'.    Gambit k
oiioiiiy. Baker street, agents,
With Kitchener to Khartoum, by Stevens, $1.50
Doctor Thome,
H. Rider Haggard.
Linnet,        -      Grant Allen.
Britain's Roll of Glory,
D. H. Parry.
Fights For the Flag,
W. H. Fitchet
Deeds That Won the
Empiie, W. H. Fitchet.
Whittaker's   Almanac.  1899.
KOOTENAY   SUPPLY   CO.
Groceries, Provisions, Mining Supplies, Mining Drill Steel.
WHOLESALE   Ma" 0rdrsPecia..ty.
P. O. Box 214.   Vernon street, Nelson, B. C.
Official Directory.
Office and Pocket
Diaries, 1899.
CANADAMUG
k BOOK CO.
BringYour
Job Work
-TO THE-
Nelson
Daily
Miner
Office
We have the most completely
equipped Job  Office   in
the Kootenays, and
are    therefore
prepared
to turn out the
Best Work, and we
do   it   at    rock   bottom
prices.    You need some  new
Office     Stationery     for
the year   of   1899.
Bring it  to Us.
We will do
it for you
Quickly, Neatly
1
and Cheaply
Annual Stocktaking Sale!
Having just finished Stock-Taking, I find a few lines
which I want to clear before Spring Goods, which are now
in transit, arrive.        ...-������
reg'r price, sale price.
Ladies' Wool Blouses  $2.00 $1.25
Ladies'Flannelette Wrappers      2.00 1.25
" <<       2.50 1.50
" "       3.50 2.25
Ladies' Jerseys at   $1-25
The  Balance of Ladies' and Children's Jackets at   Wholesale Cost.
Men's Overcoats at   $6.00
Boys' Overcoats at      2.50
Ladies' Felt Slippers      LOO
Men's German Socks         5��
Figured Wool Dress Goods at Cost.
Come and get Goods at Low Prices while they last.
A. FERLAND
DOMINION DIRECTORY.
Governor-General        - -        Lord Minto
Premier - - Sir Wllfriil Laurier
Member House of Commons, Dominion I'arlla
ment, West Koolenay Hewitt Bostock
Dep Col. Inland Revenue F vv Swannell
PROVINCIAL DIRECTORY.
Lieut.-Governor - Hon TR Mclnnes
Premie. - Hon Chas Somlln
Attorney-General       -       Hon Joseph Martin
Ministcrof Finance - Hon F C Cotton
Minister Mines and Education   Hon J F Hume
Pres Executive Council      Hon Dr McKcchnie
Member Legislative Assembly tor Nelson Riding ��� Hon .1 F Hume
NELSON OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Mayor - - Hamilton Goorgo Neolands
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, H B Thomson, J,
Frank Beer, 1'rank Fletcher, A. L. McKlllop
j. A. Kirkpatrick,
Cily Clerk
Police Magistrate
Chief of Police
Chief of Fire Department
Auditor
Health Officer
City Engineer
City council meets every Monday, 7:30 p.;n, at
city hall, cor Victoria and Josephine st
SCHOOL TRUSTEES.
Dr. K O Arthur. Dr. GAB Hall, Goo John
stone.   Principal-J.   Hostley   Soady. B. A.
SOUTH KOOTKNAY BOARD OF TRADE.
President - J Roderick Robertson.
Socy-Treas. - F VV, Swannel
KOOTENAY LAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL
J K Strachan
E A Crease
A F McKinnon
W J Thompson
John Hamilton
Dr. Liiliini
A. L, M'Culloch
Pianos   and   Organs.
Heintzman Pianos,
Morris Field Pianos,
Newcome Pianos.
Dominion Organs,Doherty Organs
EASY TERMS.
Thomson Stationery Co. LTd,N *
President
Vice-Pros.
Secretary
Troas.
Mcdlcnl Snpt.
John A. Turner
VV. A. Jowett.
F. W. Swannell
J A Forin
Dr. G. A B Hall
PROVINCIAL JAIL DIRECTORY.
Warden
First Jailer
Second Jailer
Third Jailer
Senior Guard
Capt, N. Ftt���tUbbs
Geo. Partridge
Jos. Labbe
Fred Jarvis
John McAlman
NELSON,
C.
D.   McARTHUR   &   CO.
Cox. Wait) & Bahev Sts.
Carload   of the latest furniture on the market
just received.
Upholstering   a   Specialty.
Undertaking and Embalming in all  its  branches
We have our own Hearse.
THE
Weather is Wet
AND YOU
NEED RUBBERS
We Have Them.
Neeland's . . .
Shoe Emporium
Nelson Daily Miner
Victoria Street, Nelson.
F.E. MORRISON, D.D.S.
has taken over the practice of
Dr. H. E. Hall and is prepared to do all kinds of Dental
Work  by latest methods. . .
Ilrnkcn lllll Itlnrk Kukri- Hi.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
. . FRESH . .
AND SALT MEATS
Oiitnps supplied on shortest notioe and Lowes Prices
Mail Orders receive Careful attention.
Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies
kept in stock.
Markets nl. Nelson nml Ymir,
E. C. TRAVES
Manager.
All Kinds Of Smoke.
Painting and
Fancy Work.
Mrs, K. A. Tuiiiblyn, Vernon st... Ih prepared lo
lake pupils In painting nn Satin, Glass and Oan-
vim. Also lessons given In nil branches of latest
funny work. Orders executed promptly and
at. reasonable price!.
STAR
BRIER
CLIMAX
OLD CHUM
SPUN ROLL
T. k B. PLUli
ORINOCO
CAPSTAN
RUBY TWIST
GRANULATED
TARTAN
DERBY
TRAVELLER
PIPER HEIDSIEOK
OLDVIROINIATWI8T
THREE OABT.LES       PRINCE OP WALES       OCEAN   MIXTURE
SEAL OK NORTH CAROLINA 13. 0. CIGARETTE TOBACCO.
A* we keep our Tobaccos In both our Excise and Customs Ponds we are
able to carry a lattfe and assorted stock.
TURNER  BEETON & CO.
 NELSON	
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
Government Inspector of Agendo* W J Goepel
John A. Turner
R F Tolmie
Geo. Johnstone
John Keen
J A Korlr
E T 11 Siiiipkinii
William Burns
Gold Commissioner
Mining Recorder-Tax Col
Collector of Customs
Provincial Assessor
County Court Judgo
Registrar
inspector of Schools
Hill.   TABLE   FOR   GLOBING  or  MAILS
AT   I'OHT   OFFICE.
Mail  I Spokane:  Victoria;   Rowland
for-     Winnipeg!   Vancouver and
I ..,1      L'.........
 ,..,..      >9 a.m
I        all Eastern   Points. ;
I Niikusp:  Slocan  Uiko,    San- I
"   (     don;   Vancouver,   Winni- V8p.m
I.      peg, Main Line, O.P.R. j
( Rossland;   Trail, Robson and \
"   \        Points on O. & K. Rv, j
Kaslo and U.ko Points,
4 p.m.
Knskonook   nnd Creston
Monday and Friday 7:31) n.m
JAMES GILKER,
Postmaster.
OFFICE HOURS.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m.; General
Delivery,8 a.ni, to 8 p.m.:  Registration. 8.3U
a.m. In 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Bank
lla.in. to 4 p.m.; Sunday I hour (10 to 11 a.ml.r
J. A. G ILK Ell. Postmaster,
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
Ohuroh os England���Matin u a.m.; Even
Song. 7."n> p.m. evory Sunday, Holy Coniniun
Inn on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month aflei
Matins; on 2nd .and 4th Sundays, at 8 a.m
Sunday .School at 2,80 p.m. Rev H. S. Ake
hurst. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
PuKsnvriciiiAN Ciimiuii���Services at 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 8.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evonlno; at 8 p.in.;
Christian Endeavor Society nieetH every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. It. Frow,
Pastor.
Mbthodibt   Church���Corner  81116a  and
Josephine Streets. Services al 11 a.m. and 7.30
p. in. ; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.; Prayer mooting on Friday evening al 8 o'clock; Epworth
League C, E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
Robson, Pastor.
Catholic Chuiich -Mass at Nelson, llrst
and third Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m.; Bonedlt--
lion nl 7.30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland
Priest.
BAPTIST QruRCB ��� Scrioes morning and
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet,
ing A'i'dncsday evening at 8 p.m. Iho B. Y.
P. D, Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Strangers
cordially welcomed.   Rev. O. W. Rose, Pastor
Salvation Ahmv.���Servlo �� every ovenlnr
nt 8 o'clock in barra.ckson VicUiria street.
Ad iiii.-m; Kdgocoinbe in charge.
L.0DGE MEN  1NGS-
^
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.
M. meets soconil Wednesday In each
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.
G. L. Lennox, Sooretary.
I. O. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge
No. 10, meets every Monday night,
at  their  Hall,  Kootonay street.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invltod.
K 0 Arthur, N. G.   John Vanstono, V. G.
Fred J Squires, Sony-
NELSON'S QUBBN NO. 211
SONS OF ENGLAND, inools
soconil and fourth Wednesday of
each mouth at K. of P. hall, Mno-
Donald Block, cor. Vernon and
Josephine streets. Visiting broth
ren cordially invited.
Chas. H. PARROW, Socretary.
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 moots
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month In the
K of P Hnll.   F VV Swanell, C. D. S. O. R.I J R
Green, C.R.: J. Purklss. Scoy.
NELSON LODGE, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., moots
overy Thursday In tho I.O.O.F. hall. (I 0
Williams. M,W.; W S Smith, Reo.-8eo.lJ. ,1.
Driscoll, Flnanclor; F. J Squlro. Receiver, and
P, M. W.
NKLSON L.O.L. No. 1IHI2 meets In tho Mac
Donald block every Thursday evening al. 8
oclock. Visiting inoinhers cordially invited.
John 'love, W. _s K. J. Bradley, R. 8.
NELSON   LODGE  No. 25, K. of   P.
iineets in Castlo hull, McDonald block
Wevory   Tuesday  ovonlng al, 8 o'clock.
"All visiting knights cordially invlled.
It. G. Joy, C. C.
GlCO.  Ross K. nf It. ami K.
NELSON   LODGE.   I. O. G. T.      Meets In
Castlo Hall, McDonald Block, ovory Monday
evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cordially Invited, John TELFORD,
Chlof Templar.
J. F. Jacobson  Sco'y
ALEX. STEWART
KF.AL   ROTATE  AND   INsntAM I   AGENT
 Bepublio Stocks for Sale-	
l .000 Bryan and Sowall ti cts
1000 Maxwell 2cts
Willi   Munroo  3 els
son Standard  ScU
1000Little Cariboo (Boundary) Sets
flJOO Toledo ljcts
1000;i,lberty 3\ ots
���� <��� liiruer-ltoe. Ul. Block, Nelson, II. 8' NELSON DAILY MINER, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1899.
MONEY FOR MUSIC
THE HALL MINES SMELTER BAND Fe^e BossLd
MAKES AN APPE\L.
election in thn North Riilin;> of Enst
Kootenay to fill the vacancy caused by
tlie death of William H. Neilson, late
member,   Tlie  writ is  returnable on
fttue Electors oftoHii-jt's Not a Questioni"'""",",1f,"mittfl'11ffl'^
Wants $100 From Citizens of Nelson Who
tl Air Supply Company,
Limited, a specially incorporated Oompany with the moaning ot Part IV. of
tlie "Water Clauses Consolidation Act,
1897." incorporated in September HO,
1898, has sum ittcd its undertaking
Have Not Already Subscribed to  the  Lieutenant-Governor in-Oonn-
to the Fund. oil fo'  approval.   The  Company pro
poses to erect.hydraulic   air oompress-
  ors at the  junction   of Beaver Creak
���,     ,t ,, ��#��� 1.      o     i .. ..,<���   ""d the Columbia Hiver, in the   Trail
The Hall Mines Smelter Band wants .0teek Mining  Division,   or  to erect
$100 from the citizens of  Nelson who  an electric   plant,   and to operate  Hit
have   not   already    subscribed   to   its   same by   the use   of   :!,200  inohes  of
fund, 'the band is to be strictly a Nel-   water,    taken   as   fellows,   viz:   1200
, ��� ,. ,      ... , inches out ot Heaver Creek. BOO inches
son organlzaiton, composed of Nelson out of the m.un Kallmm Kiv,.r ,lll(1
men and if tlie hopes of thoRe interest- 1600 inohes out of the North Fork of
ed iu it are realized, will be in everv ', the Salmon Hiver, anil recorded bv the
wav a credit to the city. j (:nllll����>>' !���<�� the purpose  of supplying
"    .*.      ,     . ,  j  . , t compressed air or eleotrioity, aud con-
The Minor has been asked   to  assist V(,viim tl���, slllll(1 thrmlgh (.011(hlit pip6a
or wires   to   tbe   mines   in   the Trail
Creek division, anil for general   power
. if West
tan District:
in raising the $100 still required to put
the organization in a position which
will enable it to purchase instruments, music, etc. This Tho Miner
gladly does. For those who will be
mombcrsof the bund The Miner appeals to its readers for donations. It
is not necessary that, live or ten dollars
shall be given. A donation of $1 or
less will be as gladly received and
every little bit, will assist in making
up the required sum. it is the intention of the band, when it becomes efficient, to give band concerts iu the
open air during the summer months
and oven if some are not moved to subscribe for other retvions, they may
have tho assurance that should thev
do so thev will get full value for their
money in entertainment.
The Miner has consented to receive
subscriptions at its office on Victoria
street and each day a list of those subscribing will be published until the
entire $10(1 is raised. Subscriptions
will bo received at any time oithcr
through the mails or in person.
The members of the band have each
donated   $11).
HEALTHY SIGN.
imoses.    Tlie undertaking   has  been
[approved,     The   amount  of capital,
which shall be duly subscribed before
the Company commences construction,
is fixed at |300,000, while the time
within which such capital is to bo
subscribed nml work commenced is fixed at six months from January '.24, and
tbe date by which s'.icb works shall bo
in operation is fixed at April 1, 1901.
The Summit Cold and Copper Mining Company, Limited, has been re-
inci r lorated as a Limited Company,
with a capital of $1,001),000, divided
into 1,000,000 shares of $1 each. Tbe
registered office will be in Grand
Forks. Anion'; its other objects is the
acquisition, by purchase or otherwise,
of the mineral claims known ns tho
Canada and Swan.
Isabella Johnson, merchant, of Arrowhead, has made an assignment to
Robert L. Johnson, of the same place.
A meeting of the creditors is announced for February 1, nt 2 p. ui., in
the offices of Harvey & McCarter, at
Revelstoke.
Thomas' Wilson, merchant of Trail,
has assigned to Edward Baillio, of
Hossland. A meeting of creditors is
called for February 8. at il p. m., at
McLeod, Pringle & Whiteside's office,
Hossland.
A BIG  BLAST.
The Smallest Dooket For Years Before
the   County Court.
When people pay their debts
promptly there are no suits brought before the courts. So the number of
suits entered on the docket for hearing
at a sitting of the Country Court is a
good indication ot just how people are
meeting their obligations. A sitting
of the County Court will be hold today,
and tho docket shows thnt business
Affairs in Nelson are iu a much better
shape than ever before. During January 2!l summons were issued as
against 84 during tho same mouth last
year. Twenty five cases are set down
to be heard before the Court today a
better showing than for any sitting
during tho past two years. Considering the large increase in population.
Nelson seems to bo in better shape now
than nt. nny time in its history
At tho sitting today 19 applications
for n iturulization papers will bo heard.
HOCKFY ON FRIDAY.
The Champions of Kootenay Will Play
the Nelson Team.
What will undoubtedly  prove to le
tbe most interesting hockey event of
the sonson will take place in the Crystal rink on Friday evening, provided
of course that the weather clerk is
kind enough to supply ice. The Victorias of Hossland will be here, nnd tbe
Nelson tenin will endeavor to wipe cut
the defeat suffered at their hands at
the Carnival last. Friday evening. It
was in that game that the Nelson
team claims that ono umpire's decisions we're most unfair, and that if the
team had received fair treatment tho
Victorias would have last. The Nelsou team is confident that, it can win,
ind when the two sevens line up on
Friday evening a battle royal will he
the result. The Victorias aro the
chammons of the Kootenays and to defeat the lioldrus of that title is tha urn-
bition of the local players.
The Nelson club will hold regular
practices this week and ull players are
requested to turn out.
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
There Wero Two Hundred and Fifty
Visitors  Last Week.
Thu Public Librurv continues to
grow more popular, Wheu a Miner rcj
porter visited tho rooms yesterday afternoon IS men wore rending the papers and magazines, the number just
about taxing the capacity of the rooms.
Last week over SJfiO people visited the
library which amply demonstrates the
good the library is doing. New subscribers aro being added every day,
and Librarian Harrison reports that
there in a good demand for hooks.
Au order will he forwarded to Toronto today for 850 new books. The list
embraces it pick of the standard books
aud many of the recent works that
hnve gained populatirity. They will
he forwarded without delay. The papers nnd magazines aro now coming
regularly, there being 20 of the former
and 21 of the latter,
Mrs. Pninter.Mrs.Curd, Mrs. Coepel
and Mrs. Watson, have recently jon-
trnbutod readiing matter to tho library.
FROM THE OAZETTF;.
Appointments mid Announcements
in the Last Issue.
The following appointments und announcements appear in tho current is-
srte ot the B. C. Gazelle:
John E. Griffith, of Donald, S. M.,
to be Returning Officer   for the North
A Cascade City Dispatch says : One
of the heaivest and most effective
blasts fired off on the construction of
the Robson-Penticton branch of ll o
Columbia &  Western  Railway,  wns
thnt set off recently near Cascade, at a
point along Christina Lako known ns
Hntlesnako bluff. It, was on the subcontract of Pal Welch, and il is said
that some BOO kegs of black powder
woro used for tho purpose. An immense quantity of rock was displaced
by the blast. The concussion could be
plainly noticed in Cascade, although
the point is nearly two miles from this
city. Many buildings were shaken and
nearly all windows rattled quite perceptibly. It is estimated that several
thousand cubic yards of material was
thrown out of the way as a result of
the shot, greatly facilitating the work
of Ihn graders on the railway line.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
C. W. Riley returned to Nelson yesterday from Rossluud.
W. M. Jameson has purchased two
lots ut Josephine and Hoover streets
and will erect a cottage, The purchase
price was $iiou.
Mrs. J. W. Cowan, wife of the
well known Nelson "Lightning Express" man left yesterday for St.
Paul. Minn.
E. H. Goudfellow, of Vanoouvei, or
rived in Nelson Sunday night to occupy a position in the O. P. H. telegraph
office in this city.
Joseph Bradshaw, au employe on the
Columbia & Kootenav road broke his
nrin yesterday morning while coupling
two curs at Slocan Junction.
Twenty eases havo been sot down
for hearing before the Supremo Court
Which sits here on Monday of next
week. The chief justice will probably preside.
Tbe lecture and concert that wns to
hnve heen given at the Presbyterian
Church, Friday Evening. February 8,
has been postponed until Tuesday
evening, Felbruary 7.
The supporters of Mr. Farwell meet
(his evening in the Victoria Block.
Sufficient accommodation has been
secured there nnd meetings will ho
held nightly until the campaign is over.
P. J. Hussel. manager for tho Kootc
nnys of the Parson's Produce Co ,
leaves tomorrow morning for Fort
Steele, where bo will meet, Mr. R. A.
Rogers of the oompany nnd accompanied him on a trip to the different agencies.
Kichard Roane, a miner from the
Silver King mine, died nt the Misses
Crickmiiy's hospital yesterday morning. The remains were removed to
(he undertaking   rooms of   the Nelson
Furniture Co., from which the funeral
will be hold.
Emory & Whnlley, dealers in gents'
furnishings, advertise m ibis morning's Minor ii sacrillce sale of their
present slock of goods, li is a genuine
removal Sale as they hnve been given
notice by the Bunk of Montreal to vacate their premises by Mnrcli I. They
have u big slock of goods nnd intend
lo get rid of everything,
Tho   Davenport  (Wash,)  Chronicle
contains a report of proceedings in u
seduction ense, dating as far back as
185)5, and in which the defendant is
Goorgo H. Inksler, a person not unknown in the Kootenays. Tho case is
said to be creating u great deal of interest at Davenport. The defendant
is under bonds "for $.100 Io appear at
the next sitting of the Superior Court.
COLD WEATHER.
80.���Thirty
St. Paul,   Minn.,   .Ian.
oight   at   Battleford   and
10 below nt
Hiding of the East Kootonay Electoral I Marquette wero the official   annonnce-
District. | ments for temperature lor today,   The
William Henry Evans, of Kamloopi,  l����al 'wm'^ -" b,'lmv wn�� "10  ool(,<'Ht
to bn a member of tlm. Board of Direc-  1U yeill'H' _
tors   of   the   Royal  Inland   Hospital, I
vice R. Mnrpole, resigned. For Sale���A   team,   harness, wagon
Tho writ has been issued for the by-' and sleigh.    Apply at Miuer Office.
GENTLEMEN���Tho seat for this
Hiding being again vacant by the re
signation of tho Hon. J. Fred Hume,
at the earnest request of a large number of the electors of this constituency,
I otter myself as a candidate to represent you in the Legislative Assembly.
I advooated in my last candidature,
and still propose to support, the building of useful roads, trails, and bridges,
in the District, and was pleased to see
lasr, year the commencement of some
publio works of that nature. I regret
to find that, practically all snob improvements in this Hiding were
Stopped upon the acceptance of office
by tlio Hon. Mr. Hume. With regard to
public buildings, appropriations were
made Inst session tor additional School
accommodation, and a Laud Registry
Office in Nelson. As to the former
the sum voted has been expended in
a dilatory manner.greatly inconveniencing the Trustees, teaching staff nnd pupils. As to the hitter no attempt has
been made to supply the grave want.
It may be remarked that when in Opposition the Hon. Mr. Hume strenonsly
pointed out Ihe inconvenience of having to register all documents affecting land in Victoria, und advocated
the building of the office iu Nelson.
I submit that the legislation already
passed during the pre.-.ent sitting of
the Provincial House of Assembly is
against the interest of our mining industry. The Alien Bill prohibiting
aliens from working in the placer
mines of the Province is even now hav
ing a retarding effect on the development of our metalliferous mines. It is
interpreted as tbo introduction of the
thin edge of the wedge, towards, prob-
bly next session, introducing legislation to prohibit aliens from prospecting and developing the mineral resources of Kootenay. I may add that
the miners of Kootenay view with
alarm any radical changes in the mining laws as calculated to prevent the
introduction of capital, thereby con
trading the field of labor.
The privilege formerly existing of a
free miner who had inadvertently allowed his license to lapse, being reinstated in his rights upou the pay-
mont of a small fee, wns heartily endorsed by me ; and the withdrawal of
this privilego by the Minister of Mines
was an arbitrary act which has already resulted in loss to miners, prospectors aud others, uud is calculated
in the future to operate disastrously
to those interested in mining.
I am opposed to the hasty passage of
mining legislation w.ithout giviug the
mining communities the opportunity
of considering such measures. Such
hasty procedure is unusual in this Province aud detrimental to the best interests of our great mining industries.
1 consider the parsimonious administration of public affairs inaugurated
by tho present government, is calculated to seriously endanger tbe effieency
of tho civil service aud hamper the
transaction of public business.
I advocate a change in the mineral
act to compel all partners in a mining
claim to bear thoir share of the ns-
siHsmout work, or forfeit their interest.
I am in fuvor or further extend ing
the Public School system, and placing
greater powers iu th'hands of the
School Trustees in organized localities,
tn roby increasing the efficiency of tlie
school.
While opposed to a large p irtion of
the legislation introducd by the present Government, I am independent
und intend if elected to support in the
Legislative Assembly measures, no
matter hy whom introduced, which aro
for the benefit of the Province,and will
especially give my support to whatever may assist in developing nnd tend
towards the prosperity 'of tho Kootenav District. I wish to deal fairly
and openly by tbo electors and think it
right for mo to add that 1 am a Conservative and if in the future party
lines should bo drawn, I will bo found
allied with Ihe supporters of that
party.
Yours Faithfully,
A. S. FARWELL
Ntlson, Jan. 28, 1899.
As to how much you paid lor
your shoes, as it is what did you
get for sour money ?
Value in Footwear is what
is making new customers for us
every day. Why not become
one ?
��SEE ANNABLE i
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LILLIE BROS.
Aberdeen Block ��
FOR   RENT
6-Roomed Stone House       ���    ISO 00
llloouii'il Plastered House - S12 nn
��� ���������
FOR SALE
4-lloonieil  t'uttuKe near  suuiley
street, $780.
li-ltoomeil Stone ColtaKe $1300.
Largs Double House 82iyxi.
ON  1.4HV   I I.Hit-,.
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For 25 Cents
YOU CAN BUY A
Bottle of Pickles
:   :   ;   :
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Well Seasoned,   Nicely   Mixed,   and a
Good Seller.        .
Have   you   tried    the   New   Mixture,
Mustard  and  Horseradish,
marvelous preparation put up  in
"���lass jars with spoon attached.
M.DesBrisay & Co.
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small
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Removal Sale.
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The Hank of Montreal has ordered us out of our present
premises by March 1. Everything must go to make
room for New Stock in New Premises.
BOYS' CLOTHING "Hist be cleared out entirely, if at a
sacrifice. .......
Shiits, Collars, Cull's, Neckwear, Hats, Saps, Underwear,
Men's Clothing, Suspenders, Belts, Cloves, Hosiery,
etc. ... . . . .
This is a  Genuine Sale.
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Emory & Walley   \
BAKER STREET,   NEAR WARD.   T
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Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated i860.
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, ��1,175,000.
Head Office:  Halifax, Nova Scotia.
BRANCHES:
AntigoniKh, X S, Mnilliuiil, N. B,
Biiilmrnt, N. b. Moncton, N. B.
Hridfcowiucr, N, S. Montreal, P. Q.
Cliiiriottctown. P. K. I. Montreal, West End
Ilorchestor, X. H. Montreal, Westimmnt
(lYedcricton, X. II. Nanaimo, B. C.
(luysboro, X. S. NcIkoii, B. 0.
tiranil Forks, II. C. Xewcustlo, N. B.
Halifax, X. 8, Pictou, X. s.
Kingston, X. B, Port'Hawkabury, X. S.
I.nnoondorry, X. S. Ro ''land, B. I-',
l.uiienlici'g, N. S.
Aiekville, X. B.
Slliibeiiiiciulic. X. 8.
Summeraldo, I*. K. 1.
Sydney. X. 8.
SI. .lolm, Xfld.
Truro, N. S.
Vancouver, B. ('.
Vanoouvor, East Knd
Victoria, B. (.'.
Weymouth, X. s.
Woodstock, X. B.
Ymir, B. C
(ieneral Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the in    t favorable terms.    Interest allowed  on special
deposits   nd Oil Saving Bank accounts.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.    '
Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End,
Victoria, Grand Forks, Ymir.
A Bavinga Bunk department, has boon establish���! in connection wilh the N'elHon branch of
Hi is bank. T)opositn or ono dollar und upwards received, and current rate of interest allowed,
at present 8 per cent, per annum.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
| ^ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD... |
B                      Real Estate and Insurance Agent. ""
| FOR SALE
8~ Two Lots on Mill Street.    $300 Cash.
fl The Birkbeck Investment,  Security 3
B              and Savings Co. %
^   advance money on Improved Real Estate.    Repayable in 5 and
���H 8 years by monthly instalments.
B ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD, AG'T. 2
Patronize Home Industry
 AND   SMOKE____.
Union
The
Made   Cigars.
Royal Seal
Is acknowledged to be about   the  Best  Clear
Cigar  On   lhe   Western   Market.
Our  Other   Brands   are  so  Well   Known    they
        mention.       	
Havana
need  no
Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.
Post Office Box 126, Nelson, B. a
Our Motto:   "Good Goods for Good Money."
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SEE ANNABLE       H
fc: iirini. VICTORIA ST., on r.inm.i; r2
REISTERER & CO.,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer anil Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
NELSON.
B. C.
SIRDAR.
Now finally known as
CRESTON,
Fisher Station, O.N.P. R'y.
West Kootenai Valley, B. 0��� on line
of C. N. P. Ry., and
Nelson & Bedlington Hy., now  under
construction.
Information regarding Creston may
be had of GEO. M'FARLAND, Agent,
Nelsou, or from
Creston Townsite Co.,
CKKSTON,   B.  O.
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| * NELSON CAFE # |
i    OYSTER HOUSE.
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TIIK VERY BEST
t Short Order Meals
X At Any Time���Day
T or Night.
X A First Class
* Dinner Served
X From 12 to 2.
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I Y. HOSHI        - Proprietor.
�����������������������������������������"�������� ������������������������������3
Great West   Life
Assurance Co.
Money to Loan on straight
mortgages at 8 per cent, on
improved properties.
H.   R.   Cameron,
Agent.
Newly Furnished Rooms
At tln> Carney Block, Baker street.
Bath and electric light. Prices reasonable.
MRS. E. MEDC0FF.
Wc have purchased the express
and drayage business of Mr. J. VV.
Cowan and bespeak as lar(,'e a patronage at the bands of Nelson citizens as was accorded Mr. Cowan.
G0MER, DAVIS & CO.
Leave orders at D. McArthur's or
telephone No. 85.
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.
W11 ftcren liuiii, Mum' Improved, viiiued m tir>
mil' Kin. only ono linlf hOUri rldo from
Bpokano, on the B, F. k N, railway, noar thn
town ot Door I'mi k. Alwi fiOJ acron of nlco fruit
inmi only 11 miiiw from Vancouver, n.c th��
North Ann, valued at V" por nrrc.   Will taku
pun cn-ii iiiiii part Improved Nelion nroparti
without im null.i.iiiiii-i.   Aildrewi
M. MAKICK80N, Blooan City.
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NELSON DAILY MINER TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1899.
MINES OF
\        KOOTENAY |
Mining Stock Quotations
ompiltd by H. (i. McCulloch. mining brok-
Nelion, l). C. P. O. box 465.]
Par
Name of Company Value.
Nelaon, Slocan and Alnsworlh
American Boy 1 00
Athabasca, 1 00
Arlington Con l 00
Dundee loo
liardanelles 100
Kxcheouer 100
Fern li. M. Co   25
Hull Milium ��1
Nelaon-Poorrnan   'it
Kii-.lu Montezuma  1 00
Noble Five loo
Rambler Con  l 00
Hcco 1 00
Sloe.in Si ill-    ,'i0
Two Friends   :w
Wonderful  10(1
WaHhington 1 00
Trail Creek
Butle 1 Oil
Caledonia Con   1 00
Conimandor 1 00
Deer Park 100
Enterprise  1 00
Kuieka Consolidated I 00
Evening Star 100
Georgia 100
Good Hope 100
Grand Prize  100
Giant 100
High Ore 100
Iron Mask 100
Iron Colt 100
Jumbo  ..100
Lily May 600
Mayflower 1 00
Monita 100
Monte Criato 1 00
Mugwump 1 00
Novelty 100
Phoenix 100
Poorman 100
Red Mountain View 100
Id is si an 11  Homestake 100
Rowland Ked Mountain 1 00
Bilverlne 100
Silver Bell 100
St. Elmo 100
Virginia 100
Victory-Triumph 100
War Eagle Con 100
West Le Kol Joste 100
White Bear 100
Miscellaneous.
Alpha Bell 100
Cariboo (Camp McK) 100
Waterloo (Camp McK) 100
Cariboo Hydraulic Con 5 00
Channe      25
Golden Cache 100
Tin Horn    25
Price
IB
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30
16*
15
Ml
17 0
that Queen Victoria bas beeu pleased
at the desire of Mr. Inlander J. Mc-
Cormick, of Chicago, to grant a license for Mr. Frederick E. Good-
hardt, of Hadlow Castle, Tollbridge,
to aHsnine the name of McConnick.
The Morning Post says: We believe
this is tho first occasion upon which
the Britishor bas added his American
wife's maiden name to his own.
KILLED AT TRAIL
SMELTER     MASTER      MECHANIC
MEETS INSTANT DEATH.
MOKE   COKE OVENS.
The Crow's Nest Pass Ocal Company
Will Enlarge its Plant.
Mr. W. Blakemore, General Manager
of tbe Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company, returned on Monday from the
east, where be had been on important
business connected with tbe Corn-
says tho Fernie   Free Press. Ho
Received a Shock While Making Repairs
to   the   Switch
Board.
New   York,   Jan.   80.���Bar   silver,
69% Mexican dollars,   41% ', silver cer
tincates, 59 %to 60^.
*  *   ���
Mining Transfers.
puny, says tbo Ferine   Free Press
451 brings with bun news that is  of vital
S ; importance to tho people of Fernie and
33 j t ie Kootenays   generally.    He  has re-
1 20
14o oeived insiructions from the   Board of
Management to at once make preparations for the liuiliiing of 150 and if
possible 200 more coke ovens during
the present year. Tins means the employing of a large number of men not
only during tbe construction of these
new ovens, but for all time, as each
oven will require some four or live
men constantly to supply it with coal.
The buildiug alone of these oveus will
necessitate tbe outlaying of a large
sum of money, and is the best possible
evidence that the company is alive to
the requirements of the country and
to a sense of their responsibility. We
imagine tbat nothing will disarm criticism so effectually as a pursuance ot
this energetic and reasonable policy,
and a knowledge of which must convince any reasonable person that tbe
Crow's Nest Coal Company has already done a great deal for Kootenay.
The development of the coking
works has progressed rapidly during
tbe last few weeks, and the whole of
the 50 ovens erected are now shipping
ooke to the smelters in West Kooete-
nay and at Great Falls, N. D. In this
connection it may be mentioned tbat
the first consignments of coke have
now been tested at the smelters and
the actual quality ascertained. Tbe
renorts received by the oompany are
most saitBfactory and are to the effect
that the quality is equal to what was
represented iu the first instance from
laboratory tests. Tbo ash does not
exceed G per cent., sulphur . 70, moisture, 80,   and fixed carbon 98 per cent.
Trail, B. O., Jan. 30. ���J. E. Boyden,
master mechanic at  the Trail smelter,
was instantly killed this afternoon   by
a   shock   received while making some
j repairs to the switchboard iu   connec
j tion with the electrical plant. Tbe un
j fortunate man was ou hia knees under
the switchboard   and struck  his  bead
agaist it.    Boyden came here from Seattle.
poes YoUr
Clock Keep
Good Tiijie"?
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21
18
7
3
2
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43
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12
11
5
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7
150
8
95
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12
12
A SUGAR  DEBATE
Where no consiieratlon Is named In transfers
the nominal sum of SI Is to be understood.
Nelson.
Jan. 21.���
Stanley Healey to Frank Flannery,
>5 in Blue Bell, sit on north fork of
Salmon river, $40.
LowiB Cauouica to H. McAlpin, J3
in Clipper, sit between Sheep and Bear
creeks, $150.
E. O. Arthur to A. H. Kelly, U
in Julius Caesar, 3% miles s of Nel
son.
Jan. 83.���
Patrick Perkins to Joseph Sturgeon,
y3 in Copper Clown, 7 mi from Nolson
on C. & K. Railway.
Jan. 2-1.���
F. O. Green to British Canadian
Gold Fields Co., Ltd. .whole of Alberta Fraction, on Craig Mountain.
John Dcsireau  to Samuel   Marshall.
% iu   Ohantal, %   mi e  of  Grahmau
creek.
Jan. 25.���
N. A. Rivers to Gideon Malor whole
of Gladstone, sit on south slope ot
Porcupine creek.
;   Samuel Marshall to  John   Desireau,
i^iu St. John, on Granite Mountain.
Jan. 2(1.���
Fiank Grantham to Andrew Cairns
whole of Hercules, n side of Toad
Mountain.
Edmund Capo   to  L. U. Dewey,   %
in   Rising   Star,   at   hoad   of Barret
crock.
Jau. 27.���
Edward Adams   to   R.   W.   Brown,
whole  of   Francis   B.,   near   Salmon
River.
Jan. 28.���
Henry E. Croasdaile to Hall Miue-
Ltd., whole of Horsohoe, ou Morning
Mountain.
A. Bailor to Frank Link, ~;t iu Polo
cat, 5 miles   from   Lemon   creok   and
whole of Boulder   at head of Grahmau
creek, $575.
Georgo P. Kelly to William H. Perot, % in Copper Nost, �� side ot n fork
of Salmon River.
Montague   S.   Davys   to   the    Hall
Minus Ltd., whole of Eureka,   adjoining Lulu and Berlin claims.
Jan. 80.���
John A. Coryell lo Frank
whole of Florence and Bully
n fork of Salmon River.
Tin;   Local inns.
Coryell,
Buy, on
an. 81.���
Combination���On Taroarao   moan-
tain. Chas. Northridge and J. M. Gill.
Jan.. a:i���
Franeis 1',    fraction���Near   Salmon
River, Edward Adams.
Jan. 24���
Big Two���%   mi  s Big Patch, Wm.
Foolo
Jan. 211.���
Big Ledge���i mi   0   of Summit Hid.
ing, A. M. Gregor.
*   *   *
The Ooinstock Mines' new concentrator is now completed and will bo
Started up on February 1, says the Sil-
veitoiiian. It has a capacity of (Ml
tons per day and the company | expect
to be able to send down lo Silverton
for shipment, not less than two car-
line Is of concentrates per wook. The
mine has been sysleinalically developed, thousand! of feel of tunnels driven
on the ledge and numerous upraises
put in and a very largo amount of ore
blocked out. Enough oro is in flight to
ensure tho continuous running of tbe
mill for a long time to coine. Tbe
mill is situated about one mile below
the mine and tlie ore will be trans
ported, for the present, over a wagon
road, but u tramway will, no doubt,
be built in the near future. At present 25 men are employed at tbo mine,
but n large iucrfiuse iu the force will
be necessary as soon as tlm mill is run-
niiiiig at full blast,
LIKES III.II NAME.
London, Jan. So. -It  is  nunouuged
SELECTED A   SUCCESSOR.
Has
The Dowager Empress of Japan
Decided on a Man.
Porkin, Jau. 80. ���The Chinese presa
says the Dowager Empress bas decided
upon a policy regarding the successor
to the throne. At a meeting of her
relatives, recently held, sbe selected
the successor of the present Emperor.
His identity is not divulged, but all
reports agree tbat a cbango at tho Palace is impending. The Emperor is
still strictly guarded and in the southwest corner of the island palace. It is
assorted that the Dowager nraclically
ignores the Grand Council of State and
Tsung Li Yaiucu.
FAMILY WIPED OUT.
Toledo, Ohio, Jau, 30.���Tbo loss of
au entire family on Lake Erie has
been reported here On one of the is-
lauds of Bass Group lived a family
named Robinson. Tho family consisted of a father, mother, daughter of 20,
son of live and a hired man, Henry M.
Mnrtel. The little hoy died and his
parents determined to take his body
hack to Canada, whence they came. A
clinker boat was used, tbe eulire family starting on the perilous journey.
The battered clinker boat has been
round and the body of a woman was
reported found recently near Port Bur-
well, on the Canadian shore is presumed that if Mrs. Robinson, The other
bodies have not been found,
DROWNED IN ALASKA.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 80.��� A special
to lhe Post Intelligencer from Keyokuk
River, Alaska, says: John C. Tail, of
Chicago, was drowned September 2K,
1898, eight miles north of Peavov by
the capsizing of bis canoe. The body
Boated under the iee and was recovered. Mr. Tait was general manager of
the Alaska Union Mining Company,
of Chicago. He cairied a life insurance of $1011,01)0 and was a large dealer
iu building stone at Joliet and Chi-
"iigo. 	
BLIZZARD IN THE EAST.
Cleveland,Ohio, Jan. 80.���Tbe worst
blizzard of the winter is raging in
northern Ohio today. The mercury
has been hnveiiiig iiiiiiind the zero
mark for Ihe past In hours. A fine.
penetrating snow is falling, aooompsn-
ied hy a high wind.    Kale Stevens, 70
ears old, living at, 100 Canal Street,
was found iiiieoiiseions in her room being frozen, Physicians s.iy sho will
die
FILLING   A    l (i\G  FIOLT WANT.
Toronto, .Ian. 80.���Saturday afternoon a deputation, composed of George
A. Cox, A. IC. Kemp, Robert JulV-
ray, Edward Guruey, Aemilius Jar-
vis and sc'cral other gentlemen who
are Interested in tbe const ruction of a
palace hotel in Turonlo bud a conference With Charles M. Hays of the
Grand Trunk Railway, The merits of
the project were discussed, but UO definite action was taken.
VERV COLO WEATHER.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Jan. 80.��� Specials
from points in interior Wisconsin re
port a very low temperature, At Ap-
pleton the theromometer recorded 85
degrees below zero, the oddest in recent years. Black Rivir Falls reports
the temperature 40 degrees ; Medford,
40, and While Hall, 88 below zero.
FATAL   ACCIDENT,
Britiitford, (Jut., .Ian. 80.���Engineer
Westaway was instanlly killed on Saturday bv the floor over the boiler room
giving way in tha Verity plow works,
Prussians Fear Tbat American Com -
petition Will Be Injurious.
Berlin, Jan. 30.���During the discussion in the Lower House of tbe Prussian Diet today, Baron Erffa, referring
to the opiuion of the Secretary of the
Imperial Treasury, that there was no
danger to the German Sugar industry
from America in the future, said tbe
manufacturers of Saxony took a different view from those who underrated
the oollossal financial resource and enterprises of "The American Sugar
Trust" in California The only thing
to help Germany manufacturers, was
to lighten the exoise duty on sugar
and this promote some consumption.
Baron Von Hammorstein-Loxten, the
Minister of Agriculture in reply, said
he fully agreed with the statement
tbat most serious danger existed from
America. Moreover, he remarked,
tbe etport of sugar from Cuba would
greatly inorease during the next few
years, now that the energetic and intelligent. American capitalists had
taken the matter in hand. The danger arising from the production of beet
sugar in America, he further said, was
continually  increasing.
It
Doesn't?
Then send us a post card
or call and we will do the
rest	
Patenande   Brothers.
C.W.WEST&CO.
General Teamsters.
Al1
for B, c. Oil Co.
(Standard Oil Co.)
Anthricite Coal.
WINNIPEG
Winnipeg, Jan.
GROWING   RAPIDLY.
80.���The  direotory
just issued plaoes the population ot
this city at 49,000, an inorease of 5000
the past year. Lieutenant-Governor
Forget passed through; Winnipeg on
Saturday en route to Ottawa.
HAD A NOTORIOUS NEPHEW.
Windsor, Out., Jan. 30.���Roderick
Mackenzie, who died nn Saturday after boing drugged and robbed, claimed
to be au uncle of Piper Fiudlater of
Dargai Ridge fame.
NEW CHUHCH   DEDICATED.
Perth, Out., Jan. 30.���The new
Presbyterian church was dedicated here
yesterday, the pastor Rev. A. H.
Scot being assisted hy Rev. D. Tor-
ranee, of Guelph, Moderator of the
General Assembly.
OF INTENSE  INTEREST.
Ottawa, Out., Jan. 80.���Joseph
Pope, who is acting as private secretary for tbe Canadian Commissioners,
came up from Washington Friday
night, left again for American capital
today.
RESTORATION   ASSURED.
Kingsfou, Out., Jan. 80.���The restoration of St. George's Cathedral is
now assured in fact, tbo amount needed in subscriptions, $10,000, is almost
subscribed. A New Yorkor bas forwarded $250 to the fund.
A SUDDEN DEATH.
Montreal, Jan. 30.���Robert Tait, an
old oitizen and member of tbe firm of
Caldwell, Tait, & Wilkes, accountants,
died suddenly last night in bis
year.
I'.IUli
Melcrologli'iil Kt*|iorl,
(Observations taken
by A. \
. Holdloh.
OAT1C
DAY         11 KI 11
LOW
SNOW
BAU-
KHT
KST
i< ai.i.
OMKTI'.K
Jun '24
Tuesday   114.5
.'10.11
0.02
28.10
Jim 25
Wcrt'day    28.0
88.0
0.00
28.00
Jau 20
Thursday  il.O
34.0
11.00
28.10
Jun '27
Friday      44,0
32.0
0.(15
27.1)0
Jun 28
Saturday 45.0
84.0
0.00
27.05
Jim 211
Sunday      18,0
30.0
0.00
27.70
Jim  'tt
Mnntliiy     Ktn
80.0
0.02
27.70
Elevated When Full.
The well bucket is like some men
in this particular. But all our goods
nre elevated. The quality is away
Up, Take for example our Lamps,
which we are now offering at greatly reduced prices. And also our
Tea Trays, etc, etc,
Vancouver Hardware Co., Ltd.
Importers of
Shelf and Heavy Hardware.
First Class Fir
ST0YE WOOD
Cut any length
to order. One car of Fresh
Spokane Lime just arrived.
Office Oor. Baker & Hall StB,
Telephone   38.
IMPERIAL   BANK
82.000,000
1,200,000
OF   CANADA.
Capital Paid  up
ReBt        -        ��� ...
DIRECTORS _,      _
H. S. Howland, Pros.   T. H.Merrltt, VloePres
Wm. Ramsay,      HurIi Ryan,    , Uobt Jatlray,
T. Sutherland Slaynor       Klias Rogers.
Head Ofllco, Toronto.
D. R. WILKIE, General Manager.
E. HAY, Inspector.
Branchr* In ell principal etllee anil Iowiin
In    Ontario   anil  Uurut-c
Brnnrhrx    In      Maiillubn,     tVerlhweiit
Territories anil Hiiilsli (nlnmblu.
Winnipeg, Man. Portage la Prairie. Man.
Brandon, Man. Calgary,   Alia. Pmnce Albert, SttBk. Kdmonton. JAlta.
Vancouver. B.      C.   South      Edmonton,
Nelson. B. C.   Kkvelstoke. B, C.
Agonta in Great Britain���Lloyd s Bank, Ltd.,
72 Lombard street,, London, with whom money
may bo deposited fur transfer by lottor or cable
to any part of Canada.
nelhon hranch.
Letters of Credit issued on Alaska Commercial Co. payable at St. Michael's, Alaska, and
Dawson City. .   ,
Drafts Sold, available at all polnta In Can-
da, United Stulosniid Europe,
letters of credit issued, available In tiny
part of the world. .
Savings bunk Department -Deposits of ?1
and upwards received and Interest allowed.
Debei tnrea���Municipal and other debentures purchased.
Money Orders issued payable at any Bank
Rates���Under $10. 8c; $10 to *20, 10c;
$20 to S30,12c; $30 to 160, He.
J.   M-   LAY.   MANAGER.
S. J. Mighton,
Wholesale
Cigar
Dealer.
Offices, Aberdeen
Block, Nelson.
Masquerade
Carnival!
On Wednesday evening, Feb.
ist, there will be a Masquerade
Carnival at the Crystal Skating
Rink, and the following valuable
Prizes will be awarded:
For Lady's Fancy Costume���A
Sterling Silver Fern,   value $20.00.
For Gentleman's Fancy Costume
���A Sterling Silver Shaving Set.
For Most Original Comic���A
Bronze Figure (Seller).
SHIRTS!
Negligee Shirts.
I have a Big Stock that must be sold.
They are Good and will go at Bottom Prices....   	
J. A. GILKER, - P. 0. Store
For Next io Days
WE ARE OFFERING YOU A FINE
Line of Tea Sets of Dishes
Containing 40, 44, and 56 Pieces at
20 Per Cent. Discount.
Groceries and Crockery
LONDON & BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLDFIELDS.
LIMITED.
HEAD OFFICE, LONDON, ENGLAND.
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.,
Mining Engineer
NELSON, B.C.
883
LETHBRIDGE COAL
$0,75  PER   TON,   DELIVERED
Orders   received  at  Frank   Fletcher's    Office,   Corner of
Kootenay  and   Baker  Streets.
W. P. TIEMEY,
General Agent
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������
j CD. J.Christie!
t HEAL ESTATE,   LOANS AND ���
t INSURANCE I
��� FOR REr
I     To Let. for 8 monl
X i'<l Cottage with
NOTIC-
FOR BALK���Sixty Itallon kcttU wIMifurnnco
<1oor, No. 9 itovo, wood burner, and nix llc-1-
Kluiu OUUiMi   Applf M Jtrtin 0��U��, Vornin
mm
Geo.    Holbrook,
City Scavenger,
All kiniin of (lnjr unci illicit SmvonRering'
Work promptly done, Chimney Sweeping
done.
Hox 232.   liouve ortlorx ill M. DiwIlrlKayV.
ATLANTIC
Steamship Lines
Prom St. John
Allan Lino   I'urlnl'in Feb, 11
I)oinlnlon Lino-Vancouver KebS
From Portland
Ailun Lino���Numldlan Feb, 4
From Now York
White Hinr Lino���Majeitla Feb, 8
Ouimrd Mile- Auriiuliv  Fob,   4
Amnrlenn Lino--rtt. Louie ,,,,..Feb, 8
Anchor Line-Ancborlii Fob, 11
Allan HUilo I.lne���Htalo of Nobrimkn..   Fob 23
FOR RENT t
illlH���5-Hoom- J
biilli;   nicely X
furnished, i
5-Room Cottage        -       *Lr>(K) *
8-Boom HoiiHe      ���     ���       12 50 X
FOR SALE X
S-Lot Corner, two homes ��� |1600 j
2-Lot Comer        -        -      BOO
BO-Fooi Lot, Vernon Ht,   -   1BO0
Aberdeen Block, I
BAKER STREET.       \
NOTICE.
All nartlOR arc   oautloned agalnil  buying
Hoeo MliiiiiR unci Million <'o'ii|iuny, l.iiniii'il,
Stook Oortlfloatoi Nm. Ml, 248, 244, 218 and 24D,
In favor of L, tt, Haukj No, "IT  In favor of I,.
Peterson, and No, 2isin fav if B. T. Arthur,
sulci oertlflootoe were obtained by fraud and
will not be redeemed.
F. T. KELLY, Secretary.
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'y.
Nelson &  Fori
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without ohang
ol' earn between Nelson and Boaaland and
Spokane and Rosaland.
(DAILY)
Leave 9.40 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.30 p.m
'���   11:55 "  EOSSL'D    "     3il0
"    8.30am.SPOKANE   "   6.30p.m
Train that leaves Nelaon at Milam
nmkc'H pIiihh OOnneotloni nt Spokane (en
all Paolflo (!(jiibI Points,
Pauengera for Kettle River and Bound-
nry Oreek.OOnneOt nt MnrmiH with Stage
Dnily.
(!. (i. DIXON, U. P. &T.A.
Spokane Waeh
(i. K. TAOKA.BURY,
Afrent.Nolion, B, 0.
The York County Loan & Savings Co., of Toronto.
Dominion Line
From Bolton
.Canada l<'ob. 16
PnHHiiKCH nrranged to and from all European
polnta    I hi ratOH. tloketa anil fall Informal loo
apply to p. P, ii, depot agent or (;. K. Boatley,
Cily Ticket Agent, Nolxon, li, Ci.
WILLIAM HTlTT,
Ml)  OoBtna A��.nt. Cl.P.R. i j��mh. Winnipeg,
INCORPORATED 1891.
Bubaoribed Capital, (8,000,000; Total Ajaota
Paid Dec. mm, KSo,10t1.g2| Not Gaming* for W,
gl0,��30,82, Joaeph Phllllpn, Proa; A, T, Hunto ,
vioc-i'roH; v.  Robin, Troamirori   K.  Hurl,
HupervlHor.
0. K.   BROADHURST,   Supt,   for
KooiminyH, Rossland, ll. u.
0.L MILLS, Ag't for Nelson.
AgsnU WW call and oiplkln tb* ayatem.
COPPER ORE
DRY ORE
LEAD ORE.
Purchased and payment made as soon
after receipt of ore as
samples can be assayed .
Quotations given
upon the receipt of
samples.
THE HALL
MINES, LTD,
NELSON
fl\
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