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Array Dailv Edition No. 195.
Nelson, British Columbia.   Friday, December 23,  1898.
Ninth Year.
THE WAY FOE ALL
Greatest Factor in the Opening up of Asia.
TOLD BY A TRAVELLER
Prediction That   England,   Russia   and
Ohina Will Combine for the Partition of Asia-
London Deo. 22.���John W. Book waiter of Ohio who has just returned
from a three months journey
through Russia told the correspondent of the Associated Press in au
interview today that he enjoyed unusual facilities for observing what is
going on in that country. Ho traveled
17,000 miles to the terminus of the
Trans-Siberian Railway to the end of
theline, reaching the frontier of Afghan -
stan nnd to the end of the one penetrating China through Manchuria. All
these are now practically completed.
Mr. Bookwalter was allowed to ro
everywhere, to see everything, and to
take hundreds of photographs, thanks
to Bpeciul permits issued to him hy
the Minister of the Interior on the
application of tho Uuited States Ambassador at St Petersburg. During this
journey he conversed with Governors ot Provinces and with military
and civil officials of nil ranks.
"Americans best "open door" to
Central Asia and China" said Mr.
Bookwalter, "is through Russia. Al
ready all the locomotives Hud rolling
stock on the railways are of American manufnciiie. tlBSefXt Asn.' S ih
in the near future be tho greatest market in the world for manufactures
of all kinds and our obtaining a virtual monopoly of this market only depends on-our retaining tho friendship
Russia now hns for us. A great surprise to tbo world is in preparation in
that part of the enrth and it will come
I believe very soon. Not many years
���will elapse before the world will see
Russia, England and China combining for the partition of Asia. The
very force of circumstances will bring
this about. England and Russia
will never be able to agree on a partition of China between themselves,
still less will they allow the other
powers to share with them in the
spoils of that empire. They will be
forced to defend China, whioh alone
is helpless,   against  the   rest  of  the
people  come  from   to   inhabit   these
towns?   Why from   European  Russia.
"The Government is turning surplus
Europrau population into Central Asia
just ns the Uuiteo States turned the
surplus population of tho Atlautio
States into her great western territories. What I have just seen in Central
Asia is almost an exact reproduction
of what I witnessed years ago in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri; when the
immigrants from the east were pouring into the west. No human power
can stay the onward march of the
Slavs through Russia into Asia, which
will be the feature of the twentieth
century just as the march of the Anglo
Saxon through America has been the
feature of the nineteenth.
"Already thanks to her railways,
Russia eon at any time ponr her armies noross the frontiers of India by the
same routes that Alexander Tamerlane
and Knhln Khan took at the time of
tbe conquest of Easteru Asia. Russia
today hns 25,000,000 reserves. All of
them have served in the army from
three to five years. One fifth of her
population hns been drilled and disciplined to military work. The United
States will be committing an awful
mistake if she fails to retain the
friendship of this great world power
of the future.''
TO BUILD A FLUME
ELE0TRI0 LIGHT SERVICE WILL BE
IMPROVED.
Oity Council Deoides That as Water is the
Needed Article it Had Better
be Supplied.
world and to share with   her the   Do
minion of Asia.
"The allionce of England, Russia
and China, two-thirds of the human
race, will be such an alliance as history hns never yet seen and it will be
ono which will give peace to the world
for centuries. All its interests will
make for peace and it will be able
to dictate to the rest of the world.
"America has very little to gain by
an "open door" to China. That country is au industrial oue and whatever
we may now he able to sell to them
the Chinese will soon be able to make
for themselves. One day, and that
day is near at hand, whatever China
buys from the rost of tho world will
reach her through Russia and Central
Asia.
"Russia in tho last three years bus
done more to open the doors of Ohina
than England and all the rest ot the
world has done iu 50 years. No one
who has not seen it with his own
eyes can have tho faintest conception
of what Russia has done and is likely
to do in Central Asia. 1 have traveled over 1200 miles of railway which
Russia built from the Caspian Sea to
Tashkend in Tnrkistau, over a blanch.
of this line which runs to the m rth-
cru frontier of India nnd over another
branch which goes from Merv to the
border of Afghanistan. This branch
was not completed when I was there
but it will bo open to troflio next
week. There are also Russian lines
all along the Persian trontior aud penetrating into that couutry, either
completed or rapidly approaching completion. All work ou these lines has
been done by soldiers who in this way
are not in Russia as elsewhere, non-
producers.
"All this tremendous Asiatic Kail-
way Bystem is owui d and operated by
tbo Government All the lines are
admirably built and spendirily equipped. I saw the bridge across the
Amudiiria in Central Asia, u point
-where tlie river is three miles wide,
that cost 20,000,000 roubles and is the
greatest piece of engineering work
ever accomplished. There is nothing
like it anywhere else in the world,
the celebrated Forth bridge near Edinburgh not exoepted. Whoree\er I
-went I saw cities und towns spring
up, Btioh as Aakobad in Tnrkomanin,
for example, which already has 25,-
tX)0 inhabitants. Near Mcrv the Czar
is building a magnificent palace. New
Bokhara, 12 miles from old Bokhara,
has 12,000. The Russian policy iu
Central Asia is not to bring the new
and the old into too close a contrast
and so she builds her railway stations
a few miles away from the old centres
of population, thus forming new and J"16
entirely modern centres. Where do th*,tvlre'
Stods aro to be taken at onco for the
provision of necessary water to secure
an otiicient electric light service in
the city. Such was the decision arrived at yesterday morning at a special
meeting of thf, City Council, at which
tliore were present, Mayor Houston
in the chair, aud Aldermen Toetzel,
Hillyer, Madden and Gilker.
It was agreed on all sides that something must bo done at once to improve
the opiating electric I -hi; service,
and that the easiest way to do it was
to secure more water. Rights over
the water in Clearwater nnd Roaring
Creeks had been acquired by the Electric Light Company and turned over
to the city, and some 400 miner's
inches of water would be obtainable
from these sources.
It was accordingly resolved that the
oitv build a flume from the junction
of the Creeks to Cottonwood Smith
Creok, and thus obtain tiie necessary
extra power. Such a^flume would be
about 2y% miles in length. No estimates of the cost of the flume were
submitted, bnt it was decided to build
the flume by day labor. It is in.possible yet to fix the date by which the
flume will be completed, as there is
some uncertainty as to how soon the
lumber will be on the gronud.
lt was decided to immediately eB
tnblish camp abovo Cottonwood Lake
for the men to he 3inployed in building the flume. The work will be carried on under the general supervision
of the City Engineer.
SANTIAGO IS CLEAN.
Residents Compelled   to Observe Sanitary Regulations.
Washington, Dec. 23.���Robert Porter, Special Commissioner for the
United States to Cuba nnd Porto Rico,
has returned from Santiago and has
submitted his reports tu iho Seoretary
of the treasury, The machinery of the
military government, Mr. Porter says,
ia running with u fair degree nf
smoothness and the men responsible
for it understood thoir business thoroughly. The disagreeable smelts of
tho typical Oiilinn City nre less pronounced in Santiago, while whitewash
lime water, fresh paint and all sorts of
disinfectants Have deodorized the
surrounding atmosphere and made tlie
old town quite habitable. Tho streets
are no longer used tis sewers and the
unhappy indivdual who violates the
law and escapes the lush of tlie sanitary commissioner's whip is compelled
to work on the streets for !i0 days.
This oflicial, Major Barbour, with
125 men, dressed in spotless white,
and 82 mule teams nnd carls, having
dug out from the streets of Santiago
the filth of ages, is now able to keep
them absolutely clean. Every day the
garbage of Ihe city is burnt. The
work is not confined to the streets but
extends to tbe dwelling houses, shops
and building of all kinds. Eminently
lespeetablo citizens were forcibly
brought before the commanding general and sentenced to aid in cleaning
the streets they were iu (he habit of
defiling. The campaign has been an
entire complete surrender to the sanitary authorities and the inhabitants
of Santiago, regardless of class, have
had their first object lesson in the
new order of things inagurated by the
war.
BY THE HANGING ROUTE.
Camnelford, Dee. 22.���Mrs. Doxsee,
widow of tbo lnle C. H, Doxsee, strangled herself with a small cord in a fit
of temporary inutility. She fastened
the end of the cord around the railing
of the stairs on the landing. Then
tied the oilier end around her neck and
strangled herself by descending two
or throe steps and seating herself.
She was  found  dead in a sitting pes-
LOOK BEIfifl.EE
Joint HighiCommission May
be Successful.
CITY OF VICTORIA
Slight Shocks Felt Yesterday Afternoon.
AGREEMENT EXPEOTED|TURNER- MACDONALD
Lord  Herschel's Intended Departure for
England May Hurry Negotiations
���Reoiprooity a Possibility.
Washington, Deo. 82.���The next ses
sion of the Joint Canadian High Com
mission will be limited pretty closely
to a fortnight. Lord Herschell the
British member of the Commission, is
booked to sail tor Europe on the 25th
of January. He oonnot delay longer
in the United States for the reason
fiat he is obliged to attend the opening of Ihe Pans Arbitration on the
Venezuelan Boundary, being one of
the arbitrators.
There are indications that the Joint
Commissioners regard the prospect of
reaohing an agreement as muoh
brighter than they did just before the
adjournment nf the session, uud the
opinion is now expressed in well informed ciroles that before Lord Her-
schell's departure a treaty will have
been agreed upon settling all points
in disputo between the two countries
aud then making some slight progress
towards the attainment of reciprocity.
CAUSES A CHANGE.
Amerioan Exporters Into Canada Must
Observe New Rules.
New York, Dec. 22.���News has been
given to the exporters by the custom
authorities here that owing to Ihe * ac
tion by tho Canadian Government a
new form of certificate will he required on all invoices of merchandise sold
to importers in Oandada or exported
thereto ou and after Jauuary 1, 1899
The certificate must be signed by a
partner, official or employee of the exporter having a knowledge of the facts
certified to and this must be written,
printed or stamped ou the face or back
of the invoice the words, "this invoice
is true and oorrect," aud where there
is a difference between any of the
prices shown therein and ordinary
credit prices at which the same articles are now Sold bona fide by the exporter in like quantity aud condition
at this place for consumption in this
country, the latter prices are shown on
the margin or elsewhere on such invoice. Ou and after January 1, 1899.
all invoices not beariig the above certificates will be refused by Canadian
customs authorites.
MYSTERIOUS    SHOOTING.
Burglar   Found   Dead   and No  Shots
Heard Fired.
Quincy, Mass., Dec. 22.���A most peculiar shooting affair occurred early
this morning at the winter home of
John Shaw in this city, when a robber, who had plundered the house, lost
his life. The whole affair is mysterious. The occupants of Mr. Shaw's
house declare that they heard no shots
fired au I did not know that tho house
hail been entered until the body of
Ihe man was found by a servant.
'Ihe body lay directly in front of n
bay window which wan open. Tbe
burglar's coat, hat and shoes woro on
the piazza just outside. The man
worn a new suit, iu tbe pocket of
which a gold watch, diamond pin
and two pairs of eye glasses, belonging
lo members of the Shaw family, were
found. There will a bullet hole in the
left breast. The police are working
on tho theory that 1119 robber was shot
by a "pal" who was watching outside and who may have mistaken the
robber for the owner of the house.
DREYFUS SECRET DOSSIER.
London, Dec. 25.���The Paris correspondent of the Daily Mail says: "The
Government has decided to hand the
Dreyfus secret dossier to the Court of
Cassation. It. will also be communicated to Madame Dreyus and to M,
Mornnrd the counsel for Dreyfus."
NO PAPER CURRENCY.
London, Dec. 22.���According to a
despatch to the Times from Santiago
de Chili tho reorganization of the
Chilian cabinet under Senor Carlos
Walker Martimes entirely eliminates
the party whioh advocates paper currency.
BARCLAY FOR PRESIDENT.
New York, Dec. 22���lt is announced
that Mr. Geo. T. Barclay, the present
Vice-President and General Manager
of the Lake Erie and Western Railroad, will succeed to the Presidency of
that rond made vacant by the recent
death i f Mr. Calvin S. Brice.
The Nelson Lawyer is no Longer License
Commissioner���Other
Recently Gazetted
Victoria, B. C, Deo. 22.���A slight
shock of earthquake was felt iu parts
of the cily today soon after 5 o'clock.
Port Angelos, directly aoroas the
Straits from Victoria, reportes a heavier shock.
The Provincial Gazette tonight contains notice that the Lieutenant Governor has beeu pleased to cancel all appointments hitherto in force as registrars or deputy registrars under the
county courts aot within ihe County
of Kootenay and to appoint the following registrars of the County Court of
Kootenay:
Ernest H. Simpkins, Nelson; Herbert R. Townsend, Rossland; Alex.
Sproat, New Denver; Jas. E. Armstrong, Fort Steele; Jno. D. Sibbald,
Revelstoke; Frank C. Lang, Golden ;
John Keen, Kaslo. These cancellations
and appointments take effect on January 10.
The following appointments also are
gazetted: Frank Burnett, of Vancouver, to perform the duties prescribed
by investment and loan societies
which have their offices iu said city ;
.lames Anthony Turner, of Nelson,
government agent, to be n member of
the licensing board of said city, vice
W. A. Macdouald, aud to be Stipendiary Magistrate iu and for the County
of Kootenay ; Jas. Clements Dockerill,
of Vancouver, to be a registrar for
the purposes of tho marriage aot.
All appointments as selectors of jurors
hitherto in force are cancelled, and
the following Justices of the Peace are
appointed selectors of Jurors; William
Dalby, Victoria, for Victoria County ;
John Hilber, Nanaimo, for Nanaimo
County; Charles Gardiner Johnson,
of Vancouver, for Vauoouver County ;
and Jas. B. Kennedy, of New Westminister, for New Westminster
County. ��
Steps are to be taken to stop smuggling now being carried on by little
fleet sloops und schooners, the majority hailing from Puget Sound which
have made considerable money and defrauded customs of considerable, by
the sale ot their contraband goods to
Indian and othor settlers along the
British Columbia coast. The Dominion
Go"ernmeut has deciaed upon the suppression of this class of law breakers
and hereafter they will compel all who
sail in the waters of British Colum
bia, both along the northern aud tlie
west coasts of the Island, to respect
the customs laws. To this end they
are about to establish a number of protective stations along the coast, three
in the inland waters and three along
the west coast. OHicers will be sent
to each of tho stations and their duties will be to watch within thoir territories nnd enforoe ihe laws within
their jurisdiction. The olficors will
have full power to seize uuy vessel
found smuggling or otherwise disobey
ing the customs laws.
TELEGRAPHERS DEMANDS.
Grand
EX-MAYOR BROWN DEAD.
St. Catherines, Out, Dec. 32.���Gal-
vine Brown, ex-mayor of St. Cnther-
, ines is dead, aged 76.
Trunk     Dispatchers    Submit
Their Wants.
Montreal. Dec. 22.���Tho demands of
ihe Grand Trunk Railway telegraphers, as submitted by Grand Chief Powell to General Manager Hays, in-
lude the following clauses:
When a telegrapher is suspended or
discharged for alleged fault ho will
have fair and impartial trial, and the
decision will be advised within five
lays after filing his written request
therefore witli the proper official, und
if suspondei for investigation, such
investigation will be held and decision
advised within live days, without BUoh
request. If blameless iu tho caso
under investigation he will be paid at
regular rate for Ihe time lost, and reinstated. If detained more than five
duys awaiting investigation at the
company's instance he will bo paid
for the extra time iu eicess of five
days, whether found guilty or not. if
the decision rendered is considered to
bo unjust an appeal may be mado in
writing to the General Superintendent through tbe local board of adjustment.
The right of promotion of telegraphers will extend over the   Superintend-
t's division and will bo governed by
! merit and ability.    Thus all things bo
ing equal,   the telegrapher  longest   in
��� the division will huvo first  chance.  In
j oase of reduction   in   telegraphers em -
' ployed the senior telegraphers on their
respective   Superintendents'    division
[will be retained   in   service in prefer-
leneceto   telegraphers  junior to them.
Telegraphers will have exclusive right
to   any position   incorporated   in   the
wage schedule.
A   minimuni   monthly  salary   will
ibe    as    follows:   Telegraphers   with
dwelling, fuel and lights, $45; first
trick dispatchers, $95; second trick
desp.itohers, $85; relieving agents,
$00 ; (and 50 cents per day expenses.)
The terms of agreement are binding
on each party subject to 00 days notice of change.
MAY DELAY   JUSTICE.
"Peg   Leg"   Brown   May   Secure    a
Short Respite.
London, Dec. 22.���"Peg Leg"
Brown, aocused of murdering Policeman Toohey, may have to be taken
back tn the state of Washington and
formally extradited. Through wbat
was thought to be a clever scheme, he
was got across the border without the
preliminary of extradition and his
counsel lodged a protest with the Attorney General. Today McPhillios,
who is defending Brown, was notified
by the Attorney Genera] that the
State Department at Washington had
sent a damand to the Dominion authorities that Brown be returned to
the United States until proper extradition proceedings had taken place.
Ab Brown is a citizen it is more than
likely the Minister of Justice will
have to accede to the demand of the
United States authorities.
NOT AT THE EINK
THE NELSON 0UBLING CLUB WILL
NOT PAY $500.
The RinkPioprietors Asked too Much and
the Ciuleis Will Play Elsewhere.
The Nelson Curling Club will not
play at tho now rink which has been
erected ou the upper end of Stanley
street. The rink proprietors wanted
$500 from the curlers iu return for two
sheets of ice which will not bo ready
until during the first week iu January. The curlers thought that this was
altogether too high and they decided
not to put their curling stones on
pack mnli ��� and take up their
headquarters in tho lofty resort lor
iced pleasures.
The club held a meeting last evening in Judge Forin's chambers in
the Court House, and representatives
of the rink were present. Tho dub
offered $300 and tho rink peoplo insisted upou $500 as tho lowest figure
they would take; ono sheet of ice to
be ready ou the 1st of January
und the other a week later. As the
club did not expect to receive $50(1
this season it decided that it would be
unbusinesslike to pay that amount out
and the offer was refused. Various
compromises wero suggested hut ono
or the other of the parties could not
see its way clear to accept them.
The offer of $!J00 by theCurling Club,
was perhaps more than tho short season remaining made it worth to the
members, but they were willing to
strotoh a point and give that much
But the rink percentage could uot be
worked out on the $800 basis and negotiations ended.
The club proceeded to other business,
however nud showed that it will be
quite active this wiuter. notwithstanding the fact that it will have no
home. It was decided to affiliate at
once with the Kooteuay Curling Assn-
ciatiou aud rinks representing Nelson
will be Been in all tho principal contests of the season in West   Kootenay
The club approved of Rosshind as til I
place for holding tlie annual bonspeil
of tho Association this winter. It
will take place iu connection with
tlie big carnival uud Ihe carnival committee has devoted (800 to the purchase of prizes for the curlers. District matches will likely be played
between Rossland and Nelson, and
Kiislo and Sandon, and the winner- ot
the two series will meet in the finals
at Ihe carnival. Handsome trophies
have been offered for other open
events. By taking in outside linn
s|iii.)s and arranging friendly matches
ihe curlers of Nelson think they can
have some good games this winter
without climbing up to the new rink.
A telegram will be sent tn Spokane
this morning ordering eight pairs of
stones to be shipped at once. These
will bo the property of the club and
for tho use of the members. To pay
for theso and to meet the other expenses incidental to organization, the
members will be assessed three dollars
each as their membership fee. Ten
dollars is tbe figure prescribed by the
rules of tbe club but uot more than
three dollars apiece will be required.
Next season the Nelson Curling
Club will undoubtedly be playing in a
rink of its own.
FOUNDJ-PLINTERS.
Battleship Massachusetts Kan Against
a Wrecked Barge.
New York, Dec. 22.���The finding of
several long splinters in the edges of
the hole in the bottom of the Battleship Massachusetts today has led to
the belief that the ship struck the
wreck of �� bargo which sank off Governor's Island several years ago and
tbat the damage was therefore not
caused by her running too eloso to a
reef in low water. The examination
of tbo battleship disclosed three large
dents in the port side of the vessel,
forward. Oue of tbe officials told a
reporter that the injuries wero much
more serous than bad been anticipated. The threo plates, he suid,
would havo to be removed and replaced with new ones.
CROW'S 1ST LINE
Regular Service Will be Inaugurated at Once.
THREE TRAINS WEEKLY
Passengers  Will Leave Nelson Monday
Wednesday and Friday by Steamer Moyie-
Service on the Crow's Nest Pass
lino will commence ut once. The
Steamer Moyie will leave as it does
uow, Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
at 7 a. tn. for Kootenay Landing
where the train leaves at 12 o'clock
for the East. Craubrook will be reached at night aud through passengers
will have to speud the night there,
proceeding west on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sau. -.ays. No night passenger trains will run over the line this
winter. Tho service west will be on
alternate days with that east, arriving
at Nelson on Tuesdays, Thursdays,
and Saturdays at 0 ::lo p. in.
The passenger rates will bo on the
basis of five cents a mile. Counting
$2 steamer fare from Nelson to Kootenay Lauding Ihe through fares from
hero will be as follows: Sirdar, $2.15;
Fisher, $2.95; Kitchener, $8.115; Goat-
fell, $8.85; Mozelle, $5.15; Cranbrook,
$0.15; Fort Steele Junction, $0.65;
Warducr, $7.25; Jaffry, $7.75; Elko,
$8.40;; Fernie, $9.!i0; Crow's Nest,
$11.10; Pincher, $18.05; Macleod,
$14.55.
Nothing has yet been heard here
concerning malls but it is expected
that a mail service will follow immediately upon tho opening of the line
for passenger truflic. This will be a
great boom to Nelson mcrchauts who
nave already been doing considerable
business with the towns along the
Crow's Nest Pass line. Heretofore it
has taken eight days for a letter to
reach one of the points on tlie line as
it had to go around by tbo main line.
and go in hy Macleod. The Nelson
Board of Trade has heard from the
Postal Department at Ottawa that as
soon us a regular passenger service was
inaugurated the department would
give tlie mail service its immediate
attention. The business men hope
that the Department will lose no time
in carrying oul its promise.
A teiegrum to the O. P. R. officials
hero said that the passenger service
would commence "at once" which
presumably means at least by the first
of next week.
SAVED BY A BIRD.
Peculiar Incident iu Connection  With
What Might Have   Been a Wreolc.
Austin, Texas, Deo. 22.���The north
bound passenger train on the International and Great Northern Railroad
escaped a serious wreck 40 miles below
here through tho intervention of a bird.
Some miscreant had tied a rail se-
ouredly across the track. A few miles
before reaohing the Boot a bird blinded by the headlight, flew against the
glass, breaking it aud extinguishing
Ihe light. Tbis necessitated running
slowly to the next statiou. The train,
preceding nt reduced speed, struck
the obstruction tearing up the track
and damaging the front of the engine,
but no ono was injured.
ITS WORK IS OVER.
Onbnn   Junta   Iu America Makes  Its
Farewell Bow.
Washington, Dec. 22.���The Cuban
Junta in America has dissolved as the
reason for its existence, the freeing of
ihe Island of Cuba from the bondage of
Spain, bus ceased to exist with tbe
final signing of the peace treaty. The
formal dissolution of the organization
was marked by the issuing of a statement by the Junta to its membors aud
friends. Tho full document is a
very long one, going into the details
of the organization of tho body, its history, etc. i____
OCEAN STEAMER ASHORE.
Kingston, Jamaica, Dec. 22.���The
Alias lino Steamer Andes,Capo Colebe,
from this port to New York, went
ashore ou Plumb Point Reef at two
o'clock this morning. Tugs and lighters are endeavoring to float her. Tho
high wind aud heavy sous prevailing
will probably cause the Andes to bo a
total loss if tho tugs fail to pull her
off.
NO TRUTH IN IT.
St. Paul, Dec. 22. ���The report from
Los Angeles that the Grout Northern
had come into possession of the Pacific
Coast Steamship Company seems to
be unfounded and when the report was
presented to President Hill today by
the Associated Press representative,
Mr, Hill suid it was news to him, a
similar statement having previously
been made by others in (he office. NELSON DAILY MINER, FRIDAY,; DECEMBER 23, 1898.
Nelson Daily Miner
P\i ilished Dally except Siiretar.
ki. on Miner Printing Pubi.ishino Co.,
D. J. BEATON, Man-gintf Director and
Kdi.or-in-Chief
AU, COMMUNICATION: to the Kditor must
be iccompinled by th-' name and address
of tho wilier, not necessarily for publica-
n, but as evidence of good faith.
SurscBiPTioN Rates.
l>ally per month by oan'or ��� 100
per mont h by mai     1 00
per half yerrby m 11    5 00
per yoar  10 00
per year foreign  13 00
Nelson Wkekiy Miner.
Weekly, per half year $ 1 25
per vear    2 00
por year, foreign    300
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I
on to fortune.'? British Columbia at
present shows the English investor but
little or noreturu upon the millions already sunk in mining enterprises in
that colony,and very little more financial BUDport will be forthcoming until
some tangible results are produced. It '���
should be plain to the new Government;
that every means available should bo
taken advantage of to satisfy the European capitalist that British Colifinbia is
a land of great promise, so far as its
mineral resources are concerned, and
that though the British shareholder ii
not at preseut in receipt of any material return on the capital already advanced, the minerals are there, and
only require the mining." Should it
so result, thera will bo little patience
shown towards a policy which makes
the expenditure of a few thousand
dollars the excuse for losing this opportunity to advertise our mineral
wealth to those whom it is most necessary to impress with its extent.
TO AUVKKTISKBH.
Copy for ChangoH o Advertisement must
be Iu tlie Ont e by 4 o'clock p.m. to
liuure chunKi
AT EARL'S COURT.
It is understood that the British Columbia Government have decided
not to apply for space in the Mining
Exhibition to be held next year at
Earl's Court, London, and the supposed fact has been rather severely
cirticized. There is time yet, and it
may be that tbe general understanding
has been formed too hastily and without sufficient grounds. A gentleman
whom we quoted in yesterday's Miner,
resting on the assumption that the
popular report is the true one, regrets
very deeply that the Government
should have adopted so short-sightsd a
policy. "It is British capital we must
look to," he says, "to develop this
country, and no opportunity to impress onr riohness on the monied men
of London should be missed." To
the perfect soundness of this view few,
we imagine, will be disposed to take
exception. But let us still hope that
the belief on which it is founded does
not do justice to the intention of the
Government.
A London correspondent of The
Mining Record, Victoria, has been
interviewing the secretary of the In
corporated London Chamber of Minos
on this subject, and communicates
the result in an interesting letter
published in the December number of
that journal. It is due to the London
Chamber of Mines, and especially to
the Secretary, Mr. Dyer, that there
will be a mining exhibit in connection
with next year's Greater Britain Exhibition. It was they who first suggested this addition, and who have
since been working it up, until now
they have assurances that all the principal mining colonies will participate.
Three-fourths of the space reserved
fpr mining exhibits has already been
allotted. Of this Province Mr. Dyer
said :���"As regards British Columbia,
I can simply tell you that we have approached the Government of tho Pro-
Tince and have received a reply to
the effect that they regrettrd they
were not in a position to take any
part in the Mining Exhibition."
That would appear to be conclusive.
But he proceeds: I believe, however,
that the matter has been taken up
by the Canadian Mining Institute,
who have received letters from the
mining societies of the various Provinces stating that these societies
would support tho central institution
in an application to tho Dominion
Government, asking them to make
arrangements for a general Canadian
exhibit." It may be that the Provincial Go eminent acted ou the bolief
that the matter wus a Dominion oue,
and that the expense incurred iu
connection with the exhibit should
be provided at Ottawa
That may be; we do not know, aud
just now it is not nocessary to argue
the point, There aro mining regions
in the Dominion other than those of
British Columiba; and as it might he
more desirable to make one general exhibit than several Provincial oues,
it would naturally seem to be the duty
of the Dominion Government to take
the necessary steps towards representation. Be that as it may, however,
one thing is certain, and that is that
British Columbia should be represented at Earl's Court uoxt year, whether
the rest of the Dominion is or not.
On this point thero cun be no doubt,
and should there be disappointment
in this entirely reasonable and proper
expectation we are afraid it will be
the Provincial Government, aud not
the Dominion Government, who will
be held responsible. The importance
of represeutation does not admit of
dispute. Mr. Dyer himself puts the
whole case in a few words: "It seems
a wrong policy at this stage of the
mining history of the Province to
stand aloof from such a splendid opportunity of obtaining a grand advertisement of the unbounded mineral
resources of their Province. This is
a critical time in the history of B. C.
mining. Need I remind you that thero
is a tide in the   affairs   of   men    (and
'I shall go out of the Government," said Mr. Tarte, iu an address
to a Liberal club of Montreal,
when I have not the liberty to float
the dear flag of France." Mr. Tarte
had been voyaging in a Government
vessel, ostensibly on Government business, down about the Maritime Provinces, and having floated the French
flag, the above is the reply to the
criticism provoked bv the incident.
A good deal of latitude will be allowed Mr. Tarte as a simple citizen of
Canada; but when in his official capacity as a Minister of the Crown,
ou official business, he floats the French
flag on a Canadian Government vessel, he commits an act of such gross
indiscretion as to deserve reproof
from all sides. It may be the "dear
flag of France" to Mr. Tarte, but to
men of British blood there has been
small occa sion for several years past to
regard it with such affection. Mr.
Tarte cannot too soon be made to
oomprehend that Canada is British,uot
French.
The Time
For
Selecting
One of the London cable correspondents communicates some interesting
speculations with regard to the situa-
itoa caused by Sir William Harcourt's
resignation of the Libersal leadership.
Lord Rosebery, he says, is to resume
his old place as leader, with Mr.
Campbell-Baunerman as his first
lieutenant in the Commons, who
will have Sir Edward Grey as his
right-hand man. Mr. Asquith is too
engrossed with his professional work
to give nil his time to politics; had he
been willing to accept, the leadership in the ('ominous would hnve gone
to him. Tho combination as it is,
however, is a very strong one, and it
will also be observed that it is very
Scotch.
EDITORIAL COMMENT.
(Toronto Evening Star)
W. T. Stead's gush over the Czar
recalls the worship which that other
eccentric Britisher, Ashmead-Bartlett,
bestowed upon Abdul of Turkey. And
Mr. Stead's representations that the
Czar seized Port Arthur from "bitter
necessity" of keeping it from Britain
or Germany, and that Nicholas looks
upon the partition of China with a
"feeling of horror," suggest that tbe
ruler of all the Russias is taking a
leaf out of the Kaiser's book and posing as a crank to hide his schemes and
keep the world's eyes upon him. If
that is what he is up to, Mr. Stead is
a most energetic press agmt, otherwise Mr. Stead is suffering from a
desire to get back into the public notice no matter bow.
*   #   *
(Ottawa Journal)
"It will now be in order for the
committees on public-speakers to secure prominent Englishmen to deliver
Fourth of July orations. "���The Plain-
dealer, Cleveland. Better uot secure
them too fur iu advance. If a certain
anticipated "open door" is slammed
ou Johnny Bull's fingers there may not
be so much Anglo-American enthusiasm   arouud  by next Fourth of  July.
Why pay Iflig' cents for a 10 cent
cigar. Best 18�� cents cigar���10 cents.
Nolson Cigar Co.
DuN'T   FORGhT     1H1
DANCE
���AT���
The Club Hotel
Friday, Dec. 23.
EVERYBODY  INVITED.
MISCELLANEOUS
MUSIC LESSONS, - On piano organ ot
guitar, by Mr*. W. J. AflUoy, Kobson street
two doors west of (Stanley.  P. o. Box 130.
POR BALK���Several good wood and ono
flrstvolasa coal stove*; beon used only a short
time    Apply Hotel 1'tiair.
FURNISHED room to lei with private family.   Apply ui Minor offloe.
WANTKli A position ns bookkeeper or
clerk, by ii young man. Address "H, Homo
Hotel, Nelson.
nations) which, taken at the flood.leads  SUbSCflbe fOT Th-E MllieT
*-T-..;.    -af.-":A;
WATCHES
AT
1   PATENAUDE  BROS.
'���0 Open evenings until after Xmas.     We carry  a fine
W line of Jewelry  and   Watches;   also  a
few   Choice    Diamonds.
BAKER STREET
West of Bank of B. C.
nmmmm>$mm -^^mmmmmm
Suitable Gifts for the
Holiday Season has arrived. We heralded its
approach some time ago
and told how well prepared we were to supply
all demands. We art
doubly prepared now.
Each day has added
something new to our
stock of Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, Books,
Xmas Cards and Calendars.
Good as
A Circus.
Our Toy
Store
Garland's Old Stand,
Will give the greatest
pleasure to the young
folks and interest their
elders. Every animal,
every novelty, and every
kind of doll is represented, and the stock is as
good as it is varied. The
selection of a suitable
gift for young or old can
be Made here, and the
value given for little
monty will be a pleasant
surprise.
Canada
Drug&
Book Co.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
a^g--^ ���������>��������� g-isa
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.
HOLIDAY GOODS
Christmas Gifts, Toys,
Fancy Goods. New Stock
opening up daily. Call and
see us.
Thomson Stationery Co.
.   L'd, Nelson, B. C.
The
Fuel
Question
esesesss
Life may he compared to tint
Hie in a stove with food as the
fuel.
To have your Ores burn clearly and brightly you burn tha
best fuel you can procure; ia
like manner, that your body
may be properly nourished aad
the fire of life burn evenly, an.
only the best fuel in the shape of
PURE FOOD
Our Grocery and Liquor Departments are both well filled
with choice assortments of the
best in each line, and we will
be glad at any time to quote
you prices or fill trial orders,
trusting that having once bad
the pleasure of supplying you
we may continue to do so.
Do not order your Xmas dinner before   seeing our  list of
Hampers
69S9S9S9
Hudson's
Bay Co.
D.   McARTHUR   &    CO
dor. Waxb 8. ��after Sts.
Carload of the latest furniture on the market
just received.
Upholstering   a   Specialty.
Undertaking and Embalming in all   its  branch e
We have our own Hearse.
Fine Dress Good Snaps
This Week.
All Wool and  Silk Goods,   regular
line $1.50, this week^i.oo
All Wool and  Silk Goods,   regular
line $1.25, this week   75c.
All Wool Goods, regular line $1.00, this week   60c.
Silk Blouses, regular $8.00, this week $6.00
All other Dress Goods reduced in proportion.
Don't forget that for this week Ladies' and
Children's Mantle and Fur Goods go at Wholesale
Prices.
A. Ferland.
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LETHBRIDGE COAL
$6.75. PEK   TON,   DELIVERED
Orders   received  at   Frank    Fletcher's    Office,   Corner  of
Kootenay  and   Baker  Streets.
W. P. TIEMEY, General Agent.
Th��   Following   Direct  Shipments
Just Received
Cigars  From  Havanna���Bock  &  Co's   Golden  Eagles,
Henry Clays.
From   Alexandria,   Egypt���Hadges   Nessim    Egyptian
Cigarettes.
From Reims, France���Pommery Champagne, Quarts  and
Pints.
for best quotations apply to
TURNER  BEETON & CO.
 NELSON ,
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA
Permanent Loan
andSavingsCo/s
LOANS.
Why pay Rent when y��m
can own a home of
your own?
Loans are made on the security ��f
Improved Heal Estate, not more thaa
Hixty per cent, of the appraised math
value being advanced.
The rate of interest is 8i per cent,
per annum. Interest is stopped oa
each $100 of the principal returned.
Illustration, showing the cost ani
time required to pay off a $1,000 loas
at the following monthly payments:
Amount
of Loan
Monthly I Timo Required. I  Cant.
810(10 00
IIS 00
Vr'B
7
01 to
9
.Dth.
21
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lump Oil
20 00
5
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10IKI OO
25 00
4
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MOO M
100IP 00
30 00
3
1
90
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Our monthly payment crstcm kai beea
proved to bo the surest and easiest way ���**
clearing off a mortgage.
These loans may be repaid In fall ��r ia part
at any timo without bonus.
Gamble & O'RefHti
Baker St.   .    Nelson. B. ���.
LODGE MEETINGS.
A
NELSON LODGE, No. M. A. W. A
M. meets second Wednesday ia ����������
month.   Visiting brethren iavitea.
O. L. LawNOX, Secretaay.
I.  O. O.   r.     Kootenay  I*��ge
No. 16, meets every Monday night,
nt  tlicii  Hall,  Kootenay street.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invlirt.
A. H. Clements, N. U.      Fred 1 Squires, ��.ee.y
NELSONS   QUEEN   NO.   HI
SONS    OF    ENGLAND, meet
socond and fourth Wednesday
each month at K. ef P. Hall, Mae
Donald Block,   car. Yemen   aad
        Josephine streets.   YlslUag .rota*
reu cordially invited.
Cuai. U. Kmnow,
Secretaay.
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3131 Beet*
1st and 3rd Wednesday in eaoh month la th.
K of P Hall. V W Hwanell, C. D. 8, C. R.; f *
Union, C.I'.: J. Purklss, Seoy.
NELSON LODOK. NO. It A.O.U.W., meet
every Thursday In the I.O.O.F. kail. ��� C7
Williams, M.W.; W 8 Smith, Be��.-See.;#. J.
IirlKcoll Financier F. J Squire. Receive! an*
P. M. W.
NKLSON L.O.L. No. 1692 meets ia tke Mt
Donald block every Thursday evening at I
o'clock. Visiting members cordially Invite*
John Tovo W.M.: F. J. Bradler. H.S.
. NKLSON LODGE No. 15, E. ef P.
nmcots in Castle hall, MoDmaldhleck
aovory Tuesday evoning at, ��� .'clock.
"All visiting knights (cordially Invited,
K. G. Jot, C. C.
18201 Geo. Roes K, of R. aad p��.
NKLSON  LODGK,   I. O. B. T.     Meete ia
('alii. Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars oer-
dially invited, John TBLronD,
Chief Templar.
J, F. JaoobsM  Sm y
WHEN...
. . . GOING EAST
Uso a first class line in traveling between
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, and
the principal towns In Central Wisconsin
Pullnntn Palace Sleeping and Chair Can
Service .....
The Dining Cars are operated in the Interest t
ita patrons, the most elegant service .v.f
inaugurated.   Meals are served a la Carte.
Tu obtain first class servloo your ticket should
read via .....
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CENTRAL LINES
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Direct connect ioips at Chicago and Milwaukee
for all Eastern points. .        ,        .
For full Information call on your nearest ticket
ageitt, or write . ��� ���
Jas. A. Clock,        or       Uu. C. Pond,
General Agent, General Pass. Agent
2iii Stark Street, Milwaukee, Wis
Perttaeut. Oh, NELSON DAILY MINER, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1898.
HE GIVES ADYICE
.EDITOR  BELL WOULD WARN  INTENDING PURCHASERS.
Says They Should Look Well Before Investing   in   Mining
' Stocks.
Mr. B. T. A Bell, editor of the Canadian Mining Review, speaking of
mining stock speculation, is credited
with . giving the following advicfl
from an investor's standpoint:
"From tho investor's standpoint a
mine is a defined deposit of mineral
which can he extricated and marketed
at a profit; when the profit ceases
the mine coases, so far as he is concerned. The dimensions of this mineral deposit are mora or less definite.
and tbe amount of the mineral, commercially profitable, which it contains
is a question which does not pass ont
of the realm of approximately exact
calculation. From this definition
therefore, it must be apparent that
the life of a mine (and consequently
its value) in entirely dependent upon
tho amount 0f its minerals which can
he extracted iu any given unit of
time, say per vear.
"Were it possible to ascertain these
definite dimensions at the inception of
a mining euterpriso tho risk of such
ventures would be very much reduced,
and it is.just the lack of such defiuito-
ness which gives io mines a more or
less speculative character as they are
at presout conducted. Few deposits
of mineral in thoir early years aro so
fortunate as to bave owners able to
undertake such explorations as would
give exact figures from which calcu
latious could be made; nevertheless
. the large mines of the world aro precisely those which have undertaken to
define their deposits as quickly as it
has been possible for them to do so.
"Wituoss tho provoking of the blanket reefs of South Africa by the deep
level workings, and tho constant development which enables the Alaska
Treadwell aud the Homestako n.iues
to calculate or prediot their output
for many years to come. The developments of tho properties mentioned
bring these mining ventures almost
within tho category of Industrial undertakings, and put they as it were ou
a par with the railway enterprises
(both steam aud electric) of the country. But with the vast majority of
mining concerns no such definition is
attempted, and no such reserves can
be shown, and the statistics avail
able show that the profitable life of almost all precious metal mines is under rather than over ten years.
"In looking over tho statistics of
some of. the largest and most valuable
mines of North American continent
the percentage of the gross value of
mineral produced, which ^is paid as
dividends, will vary from 20 to 30 per
cent., in no case reaching the high
figure of BO per cent.
"If we have a company whose reserves aro known, or stated, we shall
not be far wrong if we take 20 per
cent, of thoso reserves as possiblo profits, in the case of a smelting ore; cr
SO per cent, in case of a free-milling
ore.
"In the light of these two mothods
of approximating the present value of
a mine, or of tho shares of a mining
company (which may be the same
thing), the prices quoted for some
mining 6hares now prominently he-
fore tbo Canadian public must be regarded as purely fictitious. On the
basis of the highest market figure thus
far readied one of those properties is
given a valuation, in round numbers
of 16,000,000. It has not yet been a
dividend payer for 12 consecutive
months, but on tbe basis of tho dividends which have been declared let it
be assumed the annual dividend is
$350,000. On the first basis of obtaining valuation, the present value nf
that proporty is $'!50,000x7-��2,250,000.
On the second basis of valuation from
���uch a dividend, the mine should
have |1,750,000 in reserves that can
be extracted and marketed within the
next 12 months. From tho brokors'
proseut valution- of $0,000,000, it
should have at least $30,000,000 of ore
in reserve by calculation. The differ-
nece betweon an engineering valuation
of the mine and a stock-broking
valuation is strikingly and ludriciously
apparent.
"Two other cases are fully as striking, if not so prominent. In these
other cases no dividend has been declared, because no ore has been marketed, and cannot bo shipped for
mouths yet, uevortlioleis one property
has a stock valuation of $550,000
and another of $050,000. We cannot apply tho first method hero as
there have beeu no dividends, but
from the second method (as both aro
smelting propositions) thero should
be at least $2,750,000 worth of reserves
in one and $3,250,000 worth of reserves
in the other to justify the proseut
quotations.
"The inevitable collapse of the present artificial bolstering of some of
tli.su mining share values will re-act
against the industry generally, and
will keep Canadian capital out of future good mining properties. Therefore I would say to the investor in
mining properties���'Apply these rules
to your proposed purchase; uud although they aro not infallible they
will certainly indicate to you whether
you are purchasing on an investment basis, or whether you nre putting money on a gamble, for which
(if unsuccessful^ you must not blame
the industry of mining but your own
folly.''    	
THE COUNTY   COURT.
the Bright Prospects Mining Company, an.l engaged the plaintiffs to
work for him, Subsequently Wright
left Nelson and has not beeu heard of
since. He had drawn all tlie money
coming to him ou the coutraot, lut
he still owed his men about   $000.
Tbe miners arc now endeavoring to
recover the amount, of their wages
under tho Mechanics Liens'
defendant company claiming they
are not liable under the act. Tbe facts
of tho case aro not seriously iu dispute, but there are some obscure
points of law involved. After the
evidence His Honor Judge Forin do-
sired tho presence of a stenographer to
take down ihe arguments of counsel.
No stenographer could be obtained
yesterday afternoon, however, so the
argument was adjourned until this
morning, Messrs. W. A. Macdonald,
Q. C.. and P. E. Wilson represent
tlie miners, and Mr. K. ,S. Taylor the
Bright Prospects Comnuny.
MU. ROSE SURPRISED.
Pastor   of   tho Baptist Church
aut-ly Remembered
Rev. O. W. Roso has been made
quite at homo in his now charge, the
Baptist Church of Nelson. It is the
first church with which Mr. Rose has
beou associated as pastor, ho having
been ordained only a fow weeks ago.
That he is already popular with the
members of his congregation, is evinced iu the fact that at a reception
tendered him in tho parlors of the
church Tuesday night, he was presented by the ladies of the congregation
witb a very substantial purge contributed to by nlltf the ladies of the
church. It came as a complete surprise to Mr. Rose and -was therefore
all tbe more appreciated.
The receution nt which the presont-
ition took place was a very enjoyable
affair. Tt was largely attended by
tho members of the congregation,
young and old, that all might have nn
opportunity to moot their new paBtor.
A musical programme, vocal and
instrumental, was participated in hy
Mrs. Rutherford and Messrs. Lester,
Lennox and Chadbourne. Rev. Mr.
Frew of the Presbyterian church delivered a short but pleasing address of
welcome to the new pastor.
oountrv as quite brisk  and is well satisfied with his work in Nelson.
The Nelson Ice Rink, below Baker
Street, will be opened for skaters
Saturday afternoon. During the past
five weeks a great deal of work has
been done on the huililiug and considerable money spent. Tho skating
Act, the space has been lengthened 17 feet uud
waiting rooms have been refitted. Beginning with tomorrow tho rink will
bo open on afternoons from 2 to 5
o'clock and iu the, evening from 7:30
to 10 o'clock.
A very pretty wedding took place at
tho Methodist Parsonage on Wednesday afternoon when Rev. John Robson declared Mr. James Allan and
Miss Mary Dungly, both of Nelson,
man and wife. Tlie groom wns supported by Mr. A. P. Fawcett while
Miss Steele acted as bridesmaid and
little Miss Ednn Steed acted as maid
of honor, After the wedding tho party
drove to the residonco of Mrs.
Stead Victoria Btreot where the wedding luncheon was served.
Pleas-
XMAS EVE SERVICE.
Grand Rehearsal of   the Nelson Musical   Society.
The Nelson Musical Society held a
full rehearsal yesterday evening at St.
Saviour's church. A carpenter's bench
and scattered shaving showed that the
work of completing ihu interior fittings of the obnroh wns not yet finished ; though all will be ready by Christmas Day. The atteudanoe was n very
full one, every one feeling that tho opportunities for practice are fast diminishing. Under the direction of Mr.
W. F. Brougham tbe singers went
over tbe most important portions of
the programme of the Carol Service,
which will be rendered in St Saviour's church on Christmas Eve, including two choruses from the Messiah and three carols.
As has been fully proved on previous occasions. Nelson possesses a very
creditable array of local talent, and
the Carol Service on Christmas will he
a musical event that nobody should
miss. A last practice will bo held
this evening at tho church, after the
choir practice.
POLICE
COURT.
ou an Off on-
One Good Fine Inflicted
dor Yesterdny.
Thomas McMillan wns brought up
yesterday before the Police Magistrate
on the charge of being drunk nnd disorderly. It appeared that the accused
had been drunk for a couple of days,
and while in that condition had annoyed two women who keep a candy
store on Baker Street. He had made
threats against them on Wednesday
morning, aud had been found that
night kicking at the door by the Chief
of Polioe.
The accused pleaded guilty, aud stated that this was the first break of
tho kiud he had made, and it would
be tho last. Polico Magistrate Crease
commented iu strong terms oh the
accused's conduct, and also ou one of
the articles discovered on his person,
and fined him $25 and costs, or two
mouths in prison. The prisoner went
out with the Chief to get tho necessary money.
Tho Swolls all do it���buy their cigars ut Nelson Oipw Co's Storo and
save 2'a cents each.   Opposito Dover's.
Judgment Reservod in   Buchanan  vs.
Kane���The Bright Prospects Case.
The taking of evidence in the caso
of Buchanan vs. Kane was concluded
this morning. After counsel had delivered their addresses, the judgo decided to reserve judgment.
The next case was that of Holden et
al. vs. the Bright Prospects Mining
Co., a suit that is exciting considerable interest in mining circles.    Some
It will take just 40,000 pounds of
poultry to supply the hungry mortali
in West Kootenay with tbeir Cnrist-
mus dinners. P. Burns & Co. make
tbis statement and they should know.
The company recently placed with the
Parson's Produce Co., nn order forUO, -
000 pound of poultry which will supply
West Kootenay for two months only.
Tho order is made up as follows:
Sixty per cent turkeys; 20 per cent
geese, and 10 per cent each of ducks
and.chickens. This is about the largest order of the kiud ever given in
West Kootenay. The poultry comes
from Ontario.
NEW BAPTIST HALL.
A new hall for the Baptist Sunday
School in the Hume addition is now
almost completed. This is a most satisfactory building in that it ia both
attractive and well adapted to Sunday
School purposes and social services
which will be held weekly.
Next Sunday afternoon, beginning
at 2 :!10, this building will be opened
with suitable services. The first mooting is especially for the children
though everyoue will bo welcome. At
4 o'clock there will bo an open meeting which will be addressed by several of tho members and the Pastor,
Rev. Mr. Rose will make a short address.
AT THE   HOTELS.
The Pbr.ir���Hugh Sutherland,
Winnipeg; M. V. Hunt, Duuuault;
C. M. Arnold. Robson.
The Hume���F. A. Deveroux, Kaslo;
Haoul Green, Oro; V. A. Johnson,
Kaslo; W. C. E. Koen, New Denver;
V. C. Kackliffe, Slocan Citv.
Tho   Queens���P.    Morrison,
worth ; J. Walton. Brooklyn; M.
ton,   Brooklyn;   D.   Buchanan,
wold.
Ains-
Wal-
Gris-
Big reduction  in cigars  and  pipes.
Nelson Cigar Oo., Opposite Dover's.
Meteorological  lleporl.
{Observations taken by A. II. Floldich.
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Monday
Tuesday
Wcd'day
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32.0
32.5
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27.0
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LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mr. F. Hnnkoy left for Victoria yesterday morning to spend Christmas.
Mr. R. C. Campbell-Johnston leaves
this morning ou a visit to tho old
country.
Mr. J. Brown returned vestorday
evening from u business visit through
the Boundary district.
Charles St. Barbe, agent for tho
Crow's Nest Coal Company, has removed his offices to those occupied by
Charles A. Waterman aud Company.
Mr. Melville Parry, general agent
for the Confederation Life Association,
returned yesterday from a very successful trip along tho main lino of
the C. P. R.
Tho staff at tbo Recorder's office is
Having a comparatively easy time of
it just now. Tlie snow has driven
the prospectors in from the hills, ami
new locutions are fow und fur between
The Italian, Vera/.ro, who was recently
brought in from Brooklyn, committed
for trial ou tho charge of stabbing
a man named Koough, has elected
for a speedy trial. He will therefore
be tried before Judge Forin on Janu-
I ry, 4.
Tho Allan Bros.. who are erecting
tho opera house on tbe corner of Ward
and Victoria streets, have completed
tho Masonary part of the building.
They iuteud to put a force of 20 men
to work on the frame work, directly
after Christmas.
Some people think that a Hardware
store is h. poor place to look forsuitahle
HOLIDAY GIFTS.
Disabuse your mind of that idea. We
have a line of goods amongst which
will he found the most useful and appropriate articles for presentation purposes. Their value is not fleeting.
Every day the receiver of one of these
will have reason to praise your judgment, in selecting a lasting gift.
importers of
Paints, Oils, Shelf Hardware,
Plumbers' Supplies,
Miners' Supplies
THE I
RIGHT
TIME
To gather fruit is when it is
ripe. If you wait too long it will
become decayed and worthless.
The Right Time to buy Christmas Presents is now. We have a
full line of Fancy Perfume
Sprays. Cut Glass Perfume Bottles, .Shaving and Toilet Outfits,
Perfumes in Fancy Boxes,  etc.,
etc.   oun Pricks aue Right.
Call and see our  stock   before
buying elsewhere.
T. P. Mclntyic, representing James
H. Ashdown & Co. of Winnipeg, and
who has been in Nelsou for several
time back T. W. Wright obtained the I days past, leavos for other points this
contract of driving a tunnel on the morning. Mr. Molutyre report* bus-
Northern  Light  mine,  belonging to iuess in his line in this portion of the I
Opposite Queen's Hotel.
flake it Shoes
or Slippers.
we refer to that christmas present vou are planning
We Have a Nice Selection.
LILLIE BROS.
Aberdeen Block
PHONE
Make Y��ur Fruit Selection First, then
YOUR  CHRISTMAS  CAKE.
Make both of these properly and you'll be pleased  with the
results.
Below we give a list to choose from :
Raisins seeded, Seeded Raisins, Raisins without the
seeds, Seeded Raisins, Raisins with the Seeds and Seeds
with the raisins. *
Currants, all cleaned, ready to throw in the cake.
English Peels, mixed and chopped ready for use.
Spices, Icings and extracts. Plum Puddings, Fruit Cakes,
etc., etc.
We have all the latest specialties. If your cake is not
a success don't blame us.
Christmas Candies Arriving.
M DesBrisay & Co.,
Aberdeen Block. NELSON, B. u,
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
. . FRESH . .
AND SALT MEATS
Camps supplied on shortest notice and Lowes Prices
Mail Orders receive Careful attention.
Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies
kept in stock.
Markets at Nelson and Ymir.
E. C. TRAVES
Manager.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated i8*e.
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, $1,175,000.
Head Office: Halifax, Neva Scotia.
Aiitii;oppis.h, N. S.
Km hurst, N. B.
liridgowafer, N. S.
Chariottctown. P. B. I.
DorcheBter, N. B.
Kredcricton, N. B.
Guysboro, N. S.
(iriipnl Forks, B. C.
HaliUx, N. S.
Kingston, N. B.
Londonderry. N. 1.    .
Lunonborg, N. H.
BRANCHES:
Maitland, N. B.
Moncton, N. B.
Montreal, P. Q.
Montreal, West End
Montreal, Wcstmuunt
Nanaimo, B. C.
Nelson, B. C.
Newcastle N. B.
Pictoit, N. S.
Port Hawksbury, N. S.
Rossland, B. .0,
Sackvillc, N. B.
Hhubetpacadie. N*. S.
Summerslde, P. E. I.
Sydney. X. S.
St. JoIppp. Nrtd.
Truro, N. S.
Vancouver. B. C.
Vancouver, East End
Victoria, B. O.
Weymouth, N. S.
Woodstock, N. B.
Ymir, Ii. C.
General Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the most favorahle terms.    Interest allowed  on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
BRANCHES IN BUITISII COLUMBIA.
Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End,
Victoria, Grand Forks, Tmir.
-A Savings Bftnk department has been established in connection with the Nelson branch of
this bank. Deposits of one dollar and upwards rtiOQivod, and current rate of interest allowed,
at present 3 per cent, per annum.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
^-ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD... %
Real Estate and Insurance Agent. ZS
FOR SALE |
Cheap for Cash���A valuable lot on   Victoria  Street  adjoining Z3
business portion of the city. -^
W\ The Birkbeck Investment, Security i
% and Savings Co. %
a^z   advance money on Improved Real Estate.     Repayable in 5 and "~"3
fc" 8 years by monthly instalments. 3
I ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD, AG'T. %
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co.
REDUCTION IN PRICE.
$6.25 Delivered to any
part of the city.
Charles St.  Barbe,   Agent.
Office with Charles A. Waterman & Co., where
orders will be received.
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fZ Cottage in good locality  $14.  -
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r 1 House
Er 1 House
g��� 1 House
*f 1 House
gf 1 House
10 Room* 3
8 Rooms ���
7 Rooms j
6 Rooms 3
5 Rooms s
TKK.TlM TO HI IT.
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HZ OFFICII VIC TOHIA HT., ON ItltHM.F. 3
REISTERER & CO.,
Brewers of Pine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
NELSON.
B.O.
SIRDAR
West Kootenay Valley, B. 0., on line
of O. N. P. Ry., and
Nelson k Bedlington Ry., now under
construction.
Information regarding Sirdar may
be had of GEO. M'FARLAND, Agent,
Nelsou, or from
Sirdar Townsite Co.,
SIRDAR, B.  O.
ARCH BOLD & PEARSON
lAIMM. MFIMK., M Mil. Assoc. OonwtiD
MINING ENGINEERS AND ASSAYERS
Opposite Phair Hold,
NELSON. B.C.
P. O. BOX SIS.
Kxtendcd experionco In Chile And German
Sou Hi Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
KeporU atid valuations on mineral propertied
Underground surveying and mine plan, kept
up by contract.
NOTICE.
ill account* not paid on And before the fif
teonth day of December will be put In tha
hands of a lawyer for collection. Kindly par
up.
��� A. O. SHAW.
Dated this 25th day of Not. 18%.
NELSON
aODA   WATER FACTORY.
TELEPHONE II*. SI.
Manufacturers of
all carbonated waters.
Hulryea Mol HprlBga Water Arr.tr* ...
gapplled lo Ihe Trade.
ALEX. STEWART
KF.AL   EHTATE   AND   INHCBANC'B  AWIt
MONEY TO LOIN AT * mm CENT.
AND CPWAB     -
Mil*ATE AND f-OWPAjn FIND*.
Valuable Baker Street and other excellent property for sal*.
nillrr Tarurr-Borrhh Black, Nrlxa. B. C.
CIIUKCH DIKKCTORY.
Church ok KNCii.ANn-Matin 11 a.m.; Erea
Song. 7.30 p.m. every Bunday. Holy Commun-
Inn an 1st and 3rd Sundays In the month aftoi
M.illns: on 2nd and 4th Sundays, at I a.m.
Sunday School at 2.3(1 p.m. Her. H. H. Ate-
hurst. Hector.   Cor Ward and Silica streeu.
PitKRnvTKKUN Church-Services at 11 a.ni.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at S.30 p.m.
l'rayer meeting Thursday evening at I p.m.;
Christian Kndeavor Society meeta every Mo.-
day evening at 8 o'clock. Kev. H. Frew,
Pastor,
METHODIST Church���Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30
p. m. ; Sahhath School, 2.30 p.m.; Prayer meet-
ii��K on Friday cvoiiIiik at 8 o'oloek: Kpworth
League Q. K., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Her. John
Holisun, Pastor.
CATHOLIC OBUBOB -Maes at Nelson, flnl
ami I hint Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m.; Uonedlo-
llcin ut 7.30 to 8 p.m. Hev. Father ferland
Priest.
BAPTIST Cuchch ��� Services morning and
evenliigat 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet*
Iiik A'ednesdiiy evening at 8 u.m. the B. Y.
P. 1'. ,Mundii),eveiiiiiK at 8 o'clock. Stranger,
cor.lii, 11 v welcomed.   Hev. O. VY. Hose. Paator
Salvati in Aumv���Servie w every evening
at 8 o'clock in barracokson Victoria r' '
AdlutaatAUIlnerlna NELSON DAILY MINER FkIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1898.
MINES OF 5
I        KOOTENAY |
Mining Stock Quotations.
[Compiled bv H. O McCullocli. mining brok
Nelson. B. C. P. O.
. box Hi.. I
Par
Name of Company Value.
Nelson, Slocan and Ainsworth
American Hoy 1 OO
Athabasca 100
Arlington Con 1 00
Dundee 100
Dardanelles too
Dcllie UN
Klsie 100
Kxcheoucr 100
Fern, G. M. Co   25
Oibson ISO
Hall Mines  ��1
Idler 100
London Hill   25
Nelson-Poorman    25
Kaalo Montezuma       1 00
Noble Five 100
Rambler Con 100
Reco 100
Slocan Star   60
Two Frlenda   30
Wonderful : 100
Washington 100
Trail Creek
Butte 100
Caledonia Con   1 00
Commander 100
Deer Park 100
Enterprise 1 00
Km ekn Consolidated 1 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
I.llyMay 5 00
Mayflower 1 00
Monita  ..100
Monte Cristo 100
Mugwump 100
Novolty.... 100
Phoenix 100
Poorman I 00
Red Mountain View 100
Rossland  Homestnke 1 00
Rossland Red Mountain ,100
Silverlne 100
Silver Bell 100
St. itlmo 100
Virginia 100
Victory-Triumph 100
War Eagle Con 100
West Le Hoi Josie 100
Whlto Bear 100
Miscellaneous.
lphaBell 100
Cariboo (Camp McK) 100
Waterloo (Camp MoK) 100
Cariboo Hydraulio Con 5 00
Channe      25
Golden Cache 100
Occ.M.&M.Co 100
Old Ironsides 100
Smuggler 100
Tin Horn    25
Van Anda 100
Winchester   25
Fire Mountain 100
Price
Asked
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55
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10
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1 25
10
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no foundation   in   tact.    Some   offers
were made him I believe, bnt  ns ho is
one   of   the   owners of the   Northport
smelter   he  is not liable   to   give  his
great experience to a   new one.    Knob
Hill  anil   Ironsides    are   phenomenal
| mines.    I   am   not sure but they contain the biggest   deposits   of ore   ever
discovered.  The ore will average prob-
! ably   |10; $30 is   claimed by the own-
| ersl but   half that  will be better   and
nearer   tbe   truth   nnd with |10 ore it
will he among the greatest   minee  for
dividends ei'er known.
��� #   *
The statutory meeting of the Home-
stake Minos, Limited, was held at the
Company's officers on Columbia Avenue, Rossland, on Wednesday after
noon. The report submitted to tho
meeting showed thut the property ia
being developed in very rapid fashion. The (ixlO-foot shaft has been
sunk 87 feet iu the last 21 days by a
crew of 18 men, working three eight-
hour shifts, which is an average of
over a foot and a half a day. The
shaft has been sunk from the 123-foot
to the 180-foot level since November
14, when work on the property was
resumed.
��   *   *
All the machinery for the *40-stamp
mill which is in process of erection at
the Ymir mine, has arrived, though
some of it has not yet left Waneta.
The machinery is being hauled to
the mine as fast as it can be conveniently handled, and the mill should
be in operation   in the course of a few
weeks.
a  #   *
The concentrator recently erected at
the Whitewater mine is giving every
satisfaction. About 100 tons of ore is
being treated daily. Development
work on the Slocan Boy, which is under bond to the London and British
Columbia Goldfleld's Company, is being steadily prosecuted No ore is being shipped at present.
��� *   *
The O. P. R. is sending Mr. W.   H.
Mdridge through the Boundary   conn-
try to decide upon the  location   of a
smelter to be erected next spring.
��   *   *
NEW LOCATIONS. "~"
Great West   Life f
Assurance Co.
Money to Loan on straight
morlgages at 8 per cent, on
improved properties.
H.   R.   Cameron,
Agent,
Now York, Deo. 22.���Bar silver,
69*^ ; Mexican dollars, 46% ; silver certificates, D9>�� to 60 % ; Copper firm ;
brokers' $12.75 ; exchange $12.80 to
$13. Lead, firmer; brokers' $3.60; exchange, $3.80 to $3.82^. Tin, firmer;
Straits, $18.20 to $18.30; plates dull.
Spelter, dull; domestio, $5.25.
*   *   ���
P. A. O'Farrell, in bll regular correspondence to the Toronto Globe,
bas the following in regard to the Nel
���on and Slocan mining : It ia curious
commentary on business men that,
notwithstanding the wealth of the
Slocan, it ia almost impossible to
awaken much interest among investors for Slooan properties. In other
words, there are fashions in mining
as in women's dress, and the mode
ia gold and not copper, lead and silver.
Yet, I believe that the Slocan properties will enrich more people than
the Rossand properites. The Payne,
for instance, will ship 100 tons a day
���nd make $150,000 a mouth clear profit, but the Le Roi will have to ship
500 tona a day to make like profits.
There is no ore mined in the Slocan
that will uot make large profits. The
average will be probably $60, while
the average Rossland ores will hardly
go more than $8 a ton. But at Rossland there nre enormous deposits of
ore, while in the Slocan ore bodies as
* rule are small. Ot the Slocan properties, outside the dividend paying
mines, 1 look upon Miller Creek and
the Wonderful aud the Ivan'noe as
among the best speculations in that
camp.
The Slocan Star will be n steady
dividoud pnyer from this on and the
Reco, the Rambler, Cariboo, the Idaho
the Bosun (Boatswain), the Enterprise
��re and will continue for long years
money-makers for their lncky ownera.
The Last Chance, the Whitewater
and tho Whitewater Deep group are
not only prospects but rich mines. I
think Washington and Noble Five
will alHo develop into mines. The
Washington is now owned by au English company, of which the Right
Hon. Shaw Lolevre ia Chairman.
And this English coinpnny is operating in the Slocan on a very extensive
���acale. They have bought the Kaalo &
Slocan Railroad and they aro now
building a railroad from Bouners'
Ferrv on the Great Northern Railroad to Kootenay Lako. That railroad
will connect tho Groat Northern and
Canadian Pacific aud will have a big
effect on developments in Slocan.
In the Nelson district the Fern,
the Pcormnu aud tho Athabasca are
doing fine. The Hall Miues are moving along in a listless kind of a way.
They are going on in this style simply because thoy are beiug operated by
fogies sitting around a tablo in a back
ollice in Loudon instead of by a live
mining man nt Nelson. Fancy what
Kitchener could have done if his operation around Onidnrman had been directed by telephone and telegram
from the War Office in London. Fancy
Dewey directed by Washiugton how
to achieve Manila. I refer to this matter again because thero is something
radically wrong with the way the Hall
Minos are limping along and tho
limping is hurting British Colnmbin
nt the fountain head of the financial
world. Ymir is progressing gloriously
nud the news ia more promising daily.
aud I understand the Canadian Paoiflo will be rattling along through there
with the iron horse of civilization before another year elapses.
The Greenwood district will hnve a
���melter almost ns soon ns a railroad
renohes there, for the owners of the
Knob Hill and Ironsides have already
raised money to build a smelter. It
wa�� rumored that H. C. Bellinger nf
Northport nnd Trail Smelter fame, wns
to build and operate the new Biuelter,
but these woro  idle   rumors that  bad
siiu'im City.
Deo. 10 ���
Dodworth���Samuel Wnittaker, on n
slope of Springer Creek, 5 mi from
Slooan City.
MININO    TRANSFERS
Where no consiieration Ib named in transfer!
the nominal Bum of SI is to bo understood.
to
Hloenn Vltt.
Dec. 15.���
Dutchman���M. E. Rammelmeyer
Thomas Goffey, y_
Dec. 16,���
Morning Star  No. 7.���W. A. Camp
bell to J. F. McCrae.
Lusana���Same to Same.
Pulaski,   Little Montana, Barnett-
Snme to same.
SUGAR PRICE DOWN.
. New York, Dec. 22.���The American
Sugnr Refineries Company today announced reduction in tho price of
package sugar from 5.18 to 5.06 cents
equal to one-eighth of a cent a
pound.
John Ontes has opened n pork butcher shop on Vernon nnd Hall streets.
He will keep a choice line of pork,
Oxford and Cambridge sausage, chicken pies, veal and ham and mutton
pies.
ANADIAN
���>Pacific
AND SOO LINE
Waldemar   Wallach &  Co.
MINING BROKERS.
P. O. Box 724, Rosshmd, B. O.
Correspondence   Solicited.
% * NELSON CAFE # I
|    OYSTER HOUSE     I
X THE VERY BEST
Short Order Meals
At Any Time���Day
or Night.
1 he best Cook.
The Best Attention.
"Ihe Best Meals
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Y. HOSH!
Proprietor.
*������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������� 4
I Have Decided
To Place All My
12 1-2 cent
Cigars at 10c.
Why Pay i2j/�� cents?
Pipes    at   Greatly
Reduced  Prices. . .
Co.
Store Opposite Dover's.
Nelson  Cigar
KGotenaU
Cigar   M'f'g.
Co.
ROYAL   SEAL
KOOTENAY   BELLE
LITTLE  GEM
are our  Brands.     Smoke   them   nnd
you will like them
P. O. IIOX 126 NEUON, B. ���.
Q UICK TIME   GOOD SER Vh.fi
FEWEST CHANGES.
LOWEST RATES.
NO CUSTOMS DIFFICULTIES
WITH BAGGAGE.
Tourist Cars pass Revelstoko daily
to St. Paul; Mondays for Toronti.;
Thursdays for Montreal and Boston:
Fridays for St. Johi, N. B.
THROUGH  TICKETS   TO   AND   FEOM
PAETS OF CANADA AND THE
UNITED STATES.
Al I
DAILY TRAIN.
To  Kossland and  Main   Line po'.nt.-
6.40p m.-Leaves-NELSON���Arrives-10.3<)p m
Kuofenuy Lake- tin*-l<> Home.
HTH.  K.OKANKK
Except Sunday. Kxcept Sund it
i   p.m.���Leaves- NEURON��� Arrives���11   a.nc
Km>f(-nii.i Hirer Runic.
Stk. Moyie.
Mod., Wed., Frl. Mon,, Wed., Fi
7 a.m.���LcuvfH���NKl.HON ~Arnven--6.30  p n;.
Makctj connection at I'ilot. Hay with Str. Kt
kanee in both directions.
Steamers ou their respective routes cal si
principal l.nndings in both directions an t
other points when signalled.
Train-   lo :ilMl   from   Slocan   Cily. Hft  d
ami Slornn   take  l*olntn.
ismitiiiv-  Kxceptod)
9a. hi.- U-hvoh���NI-XSON��� Arrives���2.20p.m.
.-Wip.ktmn Hates
and  ftill iiifnrumtion    by   addressing nearer
local agenl, City Ticket Agent, Nelson, or
JOHN HAMILTON, Agent, Nelco
W. F. ANDERSON,
Trav. Pass. Agent,
Nelson
K. J. COYLE,
Disk Pass. AgoM
Yancou t
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'y.
Nelson & Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without ohaug
of cars between Nelson and Bossland and
Spokane and Rossland.
(DAILY)
Leave 6.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p.n,
"   12:05 "   ROSSL'D    "  11:20
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "   3.10 p.m
Train that leaves Nelsou nt 6:20 nn.
makes close connections nt Spnknne (in
sll Pacifio Const Points.
Passengers for Kettle Kiver nud Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus nrttbBtRgi
Daily.
O. G. DIXON, G. P. k T.A.
Spokane Wash
G. K. TACKABURY,
Agent.Nelaon, B. O. y
ATLANTIC
Steamship Lines
From Ht John
Dominion Line���Scotsman Dec. 28
Allan Lino���Parisian  Jan.U
From Host on
Dominion Line���Dominion Dec. 29
From Portland
Allan   Line���Numidian Dec.31
Beaver Lino���Gallia Dec. 29
From New York
White Star Lino-Teutonic Dec. 28
While Star Lino���Hrilunuic Jan,  i
Cunard Llnu���Btrarlti Dec.31
Cunard Line-Aurania Jon, 7
Anchor Line���Furiiocisia Jan. 14
Anchor Line���Anchoria Dec. 31
American Line���Paris Jan.  4
Allan Line-State Nebraska Jan. 19
Cabin, ft-15.00, $.">0. $tiu, 870 880 and upwards.
Intermediate, 832.Wan*l upwards
Steerage. $22.00 and upwards,
Passengers ticketed through to all point* In
Great Britain or Ireland, nnd at specially low
rates to all party of the European contl lent.
Prepaid passu^es" arranged from all points
Apply to C P. lt. City '1 iekn Agent, Nelson,
or to
WILLIAM STIT'I.
554)   General Agent, C.l'.H. OtliecR. Winnipeg.
SPECIAL
HOLIDAY   SALE
OF MILLINERY.
Fancy Dress Goods at Reduced Prices.
Mrs. McLaughlin's,
JOSll'HIM: HT. NI'LHON
CD. J. Christie
INSURANCE
AND KEAL ESTATE AGENT.
PORRENT
$     A3 Roomed'and a i Roomed
House.
t The  Dominion   Permanent
Loan Co.
;; Advance  money  at terms  to
suit borrower.
:: CD. J. Christie,  Agent
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NELSON MAEKETS.
The following are the prices of groceries, provisions, etc., as quoted by onr
local dealers. It is the intention of
The Miner to have these prices corrected every week by trustworthy dealers, so that residents of the city and
others may be informed as to the cost
of living in the oity:
Flour.
Offilvie'fl Hungarian per 501bsack.. 150
Lake of the Woods        " .. 150
Snow Flake per 50 lb sack  I 35
GfftUft
Wheat per ton  32 00@40 00
Bran perton  2>100(<J-i200
Ground feed per ton  26 CKM28 00
Cora (cracked)   "        27CHKS3000
Oat�� "         28 (XX|��30 00
Oatmeal per 10 tts...        IW    60
Rolled oats (B & KI 8n> saok  10
Feed.
Har (baled) per ton  23 00324 00
Vegetables.
Potatoes per 100 lbs  1 25
Beets per lb  24
Cabbageperlb  2\
Onions per lb    03
Flsb.
Salmon (smoked) per n>      121��    15
Oysters (Olympian) per qt  80
Oysters (Eastern) per tin  50
Codperlb  12'
Hiuibutporlk      12)<B    15
Smelts per S>      12J6    15
Farm Produce.
Eggs per doz       25       35
Butter (Creamery)       25��    30
Butter (Dairy)        20��    25
Cheese (Canadianl       13��   17'
Cheese Swiss)      20��    30
Meats.
Ham (American) por lb  15
Hiiin (Canadian) pi r lb  15
Bacon (American) per lb  15
Bacon (Canadian) por lb       14��    10
Bacon (rolled) per lb       10��   12J
Bacon (long clear) per lb  121
Shoulders per lb  12*
Lard perlb  12!
Hoefperlb.           8��    It
Multonperlb       10��    18
Veal per lb      15��    18
Pcrkperlb     12JO    15
Poultry
Spring Chickens oach   50�� CO
Turkeys per lb  20�� 25
Geeseporlb  16�� 18
Duoksperlb  18�� 20
Fruit.
Lemons (California) per doz  3"> 40
Oranges (California seedlings)  I) 50
Appies    05
Pears (small green)  06 08
TRAINS AND STEAMERS ARRIVING   AND  DEPARTING
FROH NELSON.
0:20 a.m.���Train leaves N. k F. S.
Btation for Rossland, Spokane and way points daily.
7:00 a.m.���8. S. Moyie leaves for Kuskonook and way [Mints
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday.
7:15 a.m.���S. S. International arrives
from Kaslo and way points
daily except Sunday.
7:30 a.m.���S. S. Alberta leaves for
Kuskonook and way points
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday.
9:00 a.m.���Traiu leaves O. P. R. station for Slocan City, daily
except Sunday.
11:00 a.m.���S. S. Kokanee arrives from
Kaslo and way points daily
except Sunday.
2:20 p.m.���Train arrives O. P. R. station, from Slocan City and
way points, daily, except
Sunday.
4:00 p.m.���S. S. Kokanee leaves for
Kaslo and way points,
daily, except Sunday.
4:30 p.m.���S. S. International leaves
for Kaslo and way points,
daily* except Sunday.
5:85 p.m.���Trail) arrives N. k V. S.
station, from Spokane,
Rossland and way points,
daily.
0:30 p.m.���S. S. Moyie arrives from
Kuskonook, and nil way
points, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
0:30 p.m.���S. S. Alberta arrives from
Kuskonook and way points
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday.
0:40 p.m.���Train leaves C. P. It. station for Kobson,Rossland,
j nd all Main Lino points,
daily.
10:30 p.m.- Train arrives C. I'. It. station, from all Main Line
po'nts, Rossland anil Robson, daily
Steam lugs Knslo, Angelina, Red
Star, Heieiik'.-, Surprise and o'hers
ply on Kootenay lako Wand from Nel
son, but,have no tegular times of arrival and departure.
Transportation Companies are reqno.tcil to
givo notice to Iho Miner of any alterations iu
thotilneof irrivttl and cleuarlure from 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. . .
Hrokeu Hill Block Baker St.
FIRST TRIAL
of our Clothing In generally sufficient to
make a life long customer.
We don't offer our goods below cost,
because we have no deaire to lose
money. We Bell at prices which ftre
sufficient to pay for good material a��d
good workmanship. Tlie size and variety of our stock enables us to please a
customer both as to style and fit. In-
deed we are particular on these points.
We rather lose a sale than permit unsatisfactory garments to leave tha
store.
These values cannot be surpassed.
--J. A. GILKER--
P  O. STORB.
We   Have Just  What  You  Want
For A Christmas Present For
Your Friend.
Dinner Sets,   85,   97,   100  and   115   Pieces
China Tea Sets, 40 and 44 Pieces.  -
Beautiful Assortment of Decorated Water Sets
Large Assortment of China Cups, Saucers and
Plates, Flower Tubes, Rose Balls and Fancy
Glass Baskets. Who ever will, come and inspect our stock before buying elsewhere.
China Hall Over Grocery Store
iORKPATlUCK A WIlsoN
Groceries aijd Crockery
RFQIHF^i Those very fine Travelers' Dressing
ULi^lUU^ Cases and Manicure Sets that we
spoke of in The Miner yesterday we have the very finest
PERFUME that the world produces.
PERFUME
Is always a necessary article at a ladies dressing table, and
the handsome manner in which it   is   put  up  makes it a
superb Christmas Present. We have every variety and
prices to suit every purse.     Look at our Window.
While you are looking at the Perfume you will also
observe the excellent lines of FANCY GOODS that we
carry.
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
DRUGS AND ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES.
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
NEL50N, B.C.
893
IMPERIAL BANK OF CANADA
CAPITAL PAID UP   -   (8,000,000. KEST,   -   $1,200,000.
DIRECTORS:
H.  S.  HOW LAND, President. T. R. MERRITT, Vice-President
St. Catharines.
WILLIAM RAMSAY,     ROBERT .TAFFRAY,    HUGH RYAN,
T. SUTHERLAND STAYNER,       ELIAS ROGERS.
HEAD   OFFICE,
TORONTO.
D. It. WILKIE, General Manager.    E. HAY, Inspector.
���tranches  In   Onturlnt
Essex
FKKUl'S
Halt
inukhsoi.i,
Niagara Falls        i Toronto, 31 Wel'gton  si. E. l St. CATRAiuxa
Pout Colbohne I      ,.���       h0, vnn g, o.,���������  8g. Tiiomai
HAT PORTAOU I       d0 *-0r' *<>����������WWW IWm.l.ANIl
Saui.tSTB. MARIS      I      do        Cor. *tongo & Moor I Woodstock
llriiiirlUM In ajiii'lMV. Muullolm, Norllsv, csl TrrrllorlCH nnd ItrllUu i'oluntbl*.
WINNIPEG, Man. I    PouTAGH I.a PrAtrDJ, Man.       I IIiiandon. Man.
OaLOART, Albta. PhlNOBALBERT,Bosh. Edmonton,       Albta,
Montreal! Que. 1   Vancouver, B, O. J South Edmonton, "
Nelson, b. O. Revelbtokb, B. 0.
NELSON  BRANCH:
Swings Hunk Department -Deposits of $1 ami upwards rooelvod and Interoat nlloweA.
Agents in Great Britain���Lloyd fl Hunk, Ltd,, 72 Lombard Street, London, with whomnitnef
may be drpoflttod for transfer by letter or cable to any of tho above brancbOK.
LetLers of CrnllL issued ou Alaska CommorciulCo. payable at Ht. Michael's, Alaska, to4
Dawson City.
Drafts Sold, available at. all points in Canada, United States and TCurono.
Monoy Orders Issued payable at any hunk in Canada.   Rates��� Under $10, 8c; $10 to Mt, Wc,
|80 to |90, 12.-: 980 to 950, 14c.
J. M. LAY, Manager.
The Great
Short Line
From the nianufacturer-
to the retailer direct,
means close prices and
personal responsibility.
Buying from the manufacturer or maker of (roods
" means everything to the
purchaser, for it is in itself an Insurance against
Inferior Goods and Exorbitant Prices, while the
customer reaps the immediate benefit
My stock of Jewelry, Rings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, Lorgnettes, LoekeU,.
Necklets, Gentlemen's Vest Chains, Watches, Clocks, Sterling Silver and Silver Plated Ware, 1 personally selected from the immense Btocks at the differ
ent factories.
Buy from JACOB  DOVER and Save Money.
Engraving Fras. ]

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