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Array NEL
DAILY MINER
Dail) Edition No. 190.
Nelson, British Columbia,   Saturday, December 17, 1898.
Ninth Year.
HSiffiili!
Interesting   Announcement
in the Italian House.
WILL KEEP STATU QUO
Signor del Eaono Makes a Startling Assertion, Which Was Not Contradicted.���Gable News.
religious fanaticism anil rules his fol-
lowers despotic ally, It wns u simi-
lur autbrcuk 10 years ago tinder tlie
Malidi that swept tho Souilim mitl ended iu tlie massacre of Gordon nt Khar-
toum. Aiden, tlie chief town of Yemen
is English.
CANADA IS LOYAL.
London, Dec. 17.���The Rome correspondent of the Daily Moil says: "In
the Chamber of Deputies today, Signor del Buouo asserted the existence
of au agreement, equivalent to formal
treaty between Italy and Great Britain
for the maintenance of the statu quo
in Africa along the Red Sea and the
Mediterranean and iu the Hinterlands
of Tripoli and Raheitn as well as iu
the Soudan. It is noteworthy that
his statement was not contradicted by
the government."
THE USUAL ROW.
Paris, Deo. 18.���A stormy debate
took place in the Chamber of Deputies
today on the corruption that characterized the recent election at Nurboune,
���aid to have boon practiced by a candidate who was a protego of the Me-
line cabinet. The discussion nearly
led to a ministerial crisis, Mr. Gull-
lane, minister for the colonies and 11.
Deloncel, minister for commerce,
both of whom wero identified with tho
Meline cabinet, threatening to resign.
Mr. Dupuy, the Premier, after nn
interview with the incensed ministers, succeeded in mollifying thorn and
the chamber dropped bo Rfitter, but
the discussion has revealed friction
that is likely to come up on a future
occasion.
LOOKING FOR GORE.
Madrid, Deo. 18.���A sensation was
caused here late this afternoon by the
discovery in tbe ante-room of Senor
Sagasta's official residence, of an intoxicated soldier repatriated from Cuba
armed with a knife. Tho man wns
asleep.
PROTECTION TO  CATHOLICS.
London, Dec. IB.���Tho Rome correspondent of thu Daily Chronicle says:
"In resnonse to the Vatican's in
quiry ou the subject, President McKinley has sent au assurance that
the Catholics in Cuba nnd tbe Philippines will enjoy tho same ample liberty as the Catholics in America. The
Washington Government has also
promised the Pope that measures will
be taken to prevent provisional Governments despoiling converts or seizing ecclesiastic property. The Pope
has sent his warmest thanks to President McKinley."
FATAL EXPLOSION.
Gas Works at   Poughkeopsie   aro  Destroyed aud  Much   Dnmiigo Done.
Ponghkeepsin, N. Y.. Dec. 10.���
There was a terrible explosion in llio
generating and purifying departments
of the Poughkeepsie gus works this
evening. A gigantic tongue of flame
leaped high into tho air. Timbers,
sticks and bricks were showered upon
the neighboring streets and bouses
and windows were broken blocks
away from tho explosion. One man
Louis Puurhyto, was killed instantly
mid James McConib was fatally injured. Patrick Gallagher had his leg
broken and was badly burnod and
bruised but will recover. The city's
gas supply was seriously reduced, but
not entirely cut otF.
STAMPING IT OUT.
A Washiugton Bill Aims   to Kill Lot-.
tery  Business.
Washington, Dec. 16.���The House
judiciary Committee gave a hearing to
day on the Gillet bill to prohibit the
use of telgraph lines for the purpose of
lotteries and horse race gambling.
Anthony Oomstock nnd Dr. Wilbur
Crafts appeared before the committee.
Anthony Oomstock said that ho had
information of tho seizure by the post
office authorities of over 1,500,000 lottery blanks, demonstrating that lotteries were in existence. He claimed
their business was carried on through
telegraph aiid telephono companies.
Dr. Crafs, as general representative
of religious aud reform .organizations
gave the measure his hearty endorsement.
MAY BE TROUBLESOME.
A Native Rebellion in Arabia Assuming Alarming Proportions.
Cairo, Dec. 16.���The native rebellion against tho Turks in Yemen, a
chief division nf Arabia, is becoming
formidable. Thirty thousand Turkish
troops have been mobilizd in the district. Mahdi Dinin, the insurgent
chief, is Baid to resemble the Mahdi,
the Mohammedan warrior-prophet,   in
Lord Aberdeen's Re:nnrks at a Luncheon Given in His Houor.
Au Aberdeen ruble under date ot
Dec. 11 savs: Tbe Earl of Aberdeen
delivered a speech last night at a
luncheon given in his honor upon the
occasion of his return from his late
post as   Governor-General   of Canada.
His Lordship spoke upon the subject
of Cnnnda, dwelling especially upon
Canada's loyalty to England. He de
clared that the fact was being increasingly recognized and understood that
a good Canadian ought to be a good
Briton.
"Canada," ho continued, "is zealously loyal to the Queen and her British connections, and happily, looking
at our present relations with Canada's
great neighbor, this pro-British attitude is ill no sense to be implied as antagonistic to the United States."
DUTIES FOR CUBA
PRESIDENT M'KIMLLY HAS ISSUED
A SCHEDULE.
The Figures on Some of the Most Important Articles of Export and
Import.
Washiugton, Dec. 16. ���President
McKinley, before leaving for the
South last Tuesday, sigued an executive order establishing a customs
tariff for the island of Cuba to go into
effect Jaudary 1 next. This tariff is
based upon the report and recommendations made by lion. Robert P. Porter, special commissioner of the
United States, who was sent to Cuba
some mouths ago for the special purpose of making an investigation of
the subjects of revenuo and customs of
the island. The more Important i'en.s
areas follows: Fresh beef, mutton
or pork, |4.50 per hundred kilograms
net weight. Salt cod and stock fish.
I'. Herring, pickled, $1; mackerel,
pickled, $;!. Salmon, canned, $5.
Eggs, $5. On wheat there is a duty
of 60 cents. Corn, ill! cents. Potatoes, 50 conts. Wheat flour, fl.50.
Beans. $1.10. Horses nre taxed, $:o.
Cattle, pigs and sheep. $7. Tho export rates of duty on tobacco, cigarettes in boxes per 1000, DO cents. Tobacco, out, $11.75 per 100 kilos, other,
ijili. 110; cigars, per 1,000, -15 cents. Iu
commenting upon tho schedules, Mr.
Porter said that his aim has been to
make the specific rate of duty average
not over 25 per cent of the present
market value of the imported commodity. The duties will be collected
ill United States currency.
THEY DON'T WANT IT.
Miuueapolis, Dec. Hi.���The Flour
Trust scheme is dead as far as the
Minneapolis firms aro concerned. At
a meeting of representatives of the
the leading milling concerns, the
Pillsbm-y-Wiishburu Flour Mills Company, the Northwestern Consolidated
Company and tho Washburn -Crosby
Company, it was unanimously hgreed
that none of the Minneapolis properties should go into the Mclntyre Con-
Bolidatedjsonemo and that no further
attention should be given to the matter. The mills at Milwaukee nun
Dulnth will, iu nil probability, follow
tho lead of the Minneapolis millers.
THEY SAID   GOOD BYE.
Paris, Dec. 16.���The United Slates
ambassador. General Horace Porter,
and the other officials of tho United
Slates embassy, representatives of the
French foreign ollice nut! the members of the Amerioan colony of this
city bade farewell to tho American
Pence Commissioners at the railroad
station this evening, as they started
homeward. A special saloon car has
been provided by tho railroad company
for the use of members of the Commission. Friends of the departing Cotn-
jnissiouers gave three "Cheers aud
waved their hats and handkerchiefs
:is the train started.
A WILD IRISHMAN.
HE THREW BRICKS
AT TIE EMBASSY
TIAT EE
CANNOT SPEAK
A Crazy Printer Kan Amuck Salisbury   Says  He Must
in Washington.
BROKE  THE  WINDOWS
The British Embassy the Victim of His
Anger and itiss Paunoefote Was
Slightly Injured.
Washington, Deo. IB.���The police
havo under arrest Joseph W. Peaisou,
a printer 26 years of age, who last
night, made a violent attack on the
British embassy, with bricks which
he flung into tho drawing room in
which the members of the family of
Sir Julian Paunoefote' were seated.
Miss Pauucefoto was struck by a brick
which slightly injured her aukle.
Several windows were smashed and
the mangificent cut glass of tho main
eutrance doors was broken and ruined.
The total damage will amount to
|300. Pearson's offencu may be a very
serious one should he bo adjudged
snno as special laws govern the case
of foreign legations and embassies.
The petition for writ tie Imiatico lu-
quireudo was made tbis nf tot noon by
Pearaon'9 mother, who expressed her
belief that her son's insanity is due
to oxcessivo study. Sho says ho<Jiad
threatened the life of a brother and
hail said that on December 13, tho
President and his officers would leave
the United States never to return.
He had nevor expressed any ill-will
heretofore towards the British ambassador or British Government; but
now says ho is the instrument to settle the grievances mid complaints the
United States have against England.
Judge Cox directed that the writ
be issued and the onquiry probably
will lie held next week. Pearson, who
is now conflnod in a station, showed
great violence this afternoon.
ILLEGAL MARRIAGES.
Keep His Own Counsel.
ABOUT GOING TO WAR
''It is Dangerous to Let Ehapsody Take
the Place of Calculations,"
He Says,
Brockville, Ont., Dee. 16.���As tho
question of the legality of u marriage
ceremony performed by a foreign
minister has been the source of considerable discussion during the past
six months ihe division registrar
for Brockville, laid the matter before
the registrar general of Ontario, who
referred tho question to the department of the Attornoy General. Tbe
opinion given is "That a marriage
ceremony performed in Canada hy a
minister resident in the United Suites
in not legal."
Two cases have come to light during
Ihe past year which, in view of
the foregoiug opinion, are decidedly
illegal marriages.
JOHN   SECORD,   Q. O.,   IS DEAD.
Begins., Dec. 16.���Johu Secord,
Q. C, Regina, is dead. Deceased was
of United Empire Loyalist descent,
and was born near Niagara iu 1850,
was called to the Ontario bar in 187U,
was for a time Cro\yn clerk of Tilsou-
burg, Out., camo to the North West,
and was first town clerk of Regina,
sat on North Wost Council in 1885,
and represented South Regina in the
North West Assembly In 1888-1)1. and
was a member of tho Board of Education.
TREASURY WAS EMPTY.
A recent Belfast cable says : An exciting scene occurred during tho performance in the theatre at Armagh last
evening. A cattle dealer named Mc-
Kcuna. whose feelings had become
overwrought by tbe incidents of tho
play,-suddenly seized a chair, leaped
upon the stage drove the villiau and
his confederates, and rescued the heroine from the guillotine. Tho audience became panic-stricken, and several women fainted. The curtain was
ring"down and the police finally subdued and arrested McKcnua, who wus
completely exhausted by the vioienco
of his frenzy.
IT FELL FLAT.
Washington, Dec. 16.���In a report
ot the Wiir Department, tinted Dec.
14, General Davis, iu charge of the
United States forces at Pillar del Uio
states that he found the Spanish treasury at that .place ompty,. even after
the people had been taxed almost to
the verge of confiscation. General Dav-
ies describes tho country as ono of
great fertility, but ravaged almost to
destruction.
TO  MD THE POOR.
Montreal, Dec. 10 ���A committee of
ladies hns been formed in Montreal
to co-operate with ono in Winnipeg to
help the poor amongst the Donkhcbors,
the first shipload of whom are expect
ed to arrive trom Russia about the 10th
of January. Tho committee has issued
an appeal for money ' and winter
clothing.
FATE OF TWO BILLS.
Paris, Doc. 10.���A committee describing itself as representing the.
"Royulist Youth of Franco," placard-j
ed the streets with a manifesto today,
expressing the indignation of Royalists
nt the attack being made upon the
army by the partisans for Dreyfus revision. The mauifosto has fallen absolutely flat. i
Washiugton, Dec. 16.���Tho bill to
incorporate tlie International] American bunk was buried by au overwhelming adverse majority of the
house today. The vote by which the
bill was deflated stood 108 yeas to 148
nays The bill to extend the Customs
anil Rovenue laws of the United States
over the Hawaii Islands was passed
without opposition.
OLD SETTLER DEAD.
London, Dec. 16.���The Marquis of
Salisbury, spoke at a banquet given
this evening in his houor, at the Constitutional Clnb of home affairs and of
the general principles for the conduct
of the foreign policy, without direct
reference to any particular question.
Dwelling upon the necessity for discussion, Lord Salisbury said, it
would be a relief if he could [ discuss
and explain certain matters that had
been, and were being grotesquely misrepresented, but this he could not do
without betraying his duty. "The
government" he continued "should be
judged not on individual items, but
on the succoss of a policy as a whole.
If a minister goes to war on a trivial
mutter, ho may find himself without
support of the people. This should be
considered when people ask why we
have uot pushed to the point of war
some scccndaiy difference. Before condemning us for not goiug to war, they
should be sure there are no other
complications in view, compelling us
to economize the force at the Government's disposal.
"This is a matter of businesslike
calculation. The more the Empire extends, the more necessary to judge
matters from this standpoint. It is
dangerous to let rhapsody take the
placo of calculations. Our strength
must be used unfailingly, but prudently" Referring to the difficulty of
taking the people into a Government's
confidnnco in matters of foreign policy,
bo said. : "I have often felt the want
of such an institution as tho United
States foreign relations committee. It
is impossible here, but it must be a
great advantage for a minister to be
able to meet persons not of his own
political opinion and to explain to
them the reasons for his action. "
GIGANTIC   UNDERTAKING.
A   Tunnol Will Be Constructed Under
the Length of N. Y. City.
New York, Dec. 16.���Interest in the
subject of a tunnel to give rapid transit throughout tho length of Manhattan Isltr'd is revived by the publication today of an interview with Richard Croker, in which it is asserted
that work on such tunnel will be begun within a year. Mr. Croker is
further quoted as saying that the enterprise will be undertaken by private
capital "which will meet with every
proper encouragement from the preseut city government and from Tam-
innny Hall." Mr. Croker says tho
city has neither money nor credit under law, to build the tunnel, which,he
estimates, will cost $50,000,000.
SPAIN'S   SORRY   PLIGHT.
Carlists Giving Trouble   nnd the Financial   Situation   is Serious.
Madrid, via Brodeaux, Dec. 10.��� The
Government is considering the question of arresting the principal Carlists.
Tho most rigorous censorship of telegrams is maintained, and all messages
relative to Cnrlist movements are
stopped. Accounts of the recent disturbances in Havana aro strictly prohibited. El Hcraldn this morning,
painting a gloomy picturn of tbo financial situation, shows that the interest on all the public debts amounts to
6115 millions pesetas, while the revenue
is only 866 million pesotas. Of this
revenue, tho civil list, civil pensions
and other irreducible charges absorb
74 million pesetas, leaving only 157
million pesetas available for the
army, navy and nil other demands.
FRIGHTFUL COLLISION.
Four People Instantly Killed and Two
-Fatally Wounded
New York, Dec.  16.���A wagon containing eight persons was struck by   a
train in the Pennsylvania railroad this
evening   nt tho crossing at  Ellonwood
a few miles   from   Mansquai], N.   J.,
and four   wero   killed, two fatally injured and the other two   will recover.
The   dead aro:   MrB.    Ellen   Allen,
Bessio Allen, her daughter. Mrs. A llio
Algor,   Jennie   Cramer.    Tlie    fatally
I injured   are:   David   S.    Allen,   hits-
i band of Mrs. Allen, who   was   killed,
Kate Allen, their daughter.
IRRESISTIBLE   LAUNCHED.
j Russian Soft Soap Was   Put to Practi-
,- ~      ,,        ., i    cal Use in   Connection Therewith.
Toronto,     Doc.     16.��� Alex    Grant,
Registrar of the Oonrt of Appeals, On-     Loudon,   Dec.   16.���Tbe    first-class
t-nrin,   from the time of its   inception  battleship irresistible was successfully
died yesterdav, after  a   short   illness,   launched     from   the    dock   yards   nt
in his 86th year. I Ohnthain, yesterday.    She  wob named
hy Princess Christian. The launching
cradle weighed 800 tons. Seven tons
of Russian tallow and soft soap, besides a large quantity of train oil were
used iu lubricating tbe ways A great
orowd witnessed the launching, including Princess Christian, Princess
Viotorine of Kohleswig-Holstein, Mr.
Goscbeu, First Lord of the Admiralty,
and many other notable persons.
BANK MANAGER GUILTY.
Rome, Deo. 16.���The trial of Signor
Favilla. formerly manager of the
Bologua bank, for misappropriation of
banks funds ended at Bologua iu the
conviction of the accused, who was
sentenced to two years and three
months imprisonment. This case
was connected with the bauk of Naples
soandal. of which the political enemies
of ex-Prime Minister Crisni, took advantage in their efforts to  ruin   him.
JOHN M'KENNA   DEAD.
TITO TRAGEDIES
Boston. Mass., Dec. 10.���Colonel
John MeKenun, who, 30 years ago,
was one of tbe best known Irish Nationalists in the United States died at
his home in this oity today aged 56
years.
IMPERIAL   CABLE
S1E SANF0BD FLEMING MAKES A
VALUABLE SUGGESTION.
A Leter to Joseph Ohsmbeilain in Whioh
He Eulaiges  on the
Scheme.
London, Dec. 18.���The morning
newspapers print a letter addressed to
the Right Honorable Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for tho Colonic:',
by Sir Sanford Flotmug. chancellor of
Queens University, Canada, and a
leading expert iu telegraph communication and the unification of time reckoning through the world, ndvoctnting
the adoption of a system of state own-
oil cables connecting every British
possession and all Great Britain's naval coaling stations. Sir Sanford
Flemii t? imposes three sections of
cables, in tho Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans and estimates their cost
at six million pounds. The first step
he suggests, is state owned Pacific
cable. He contends that if bis proposals were curried out, the cost of
cabling would be enormously cheapened.
ASHES OF GREAT   CEASAR.
A Most Interesting Discovery Mudo in
tbe Roman Forum.
Rome, Dec. 16.���Ashes, supposed to
be those of Julius Caesar were unearthed yesterday at the base of a column in the Roman forum. The column markod the spot were Caesar's
hotly was cremated.
STOCK   PRICES LOW
Montreal, Deo. 16.���Since Monday
private cable advices from Liverpool
and Loudon have beeu very discouraging to shippers, owing to Ihe lact
that a weaker feeling prevailed in the
markets and prices realized on Canadian stock arc almost as low as at
any previous date during tho season.
Cables from Liverpool quote Canadian
cattle at nine cents to 8".,, cents.
Sheep, !))�� to 10 cents, aud in London Canadian cattle are quoted at nine
cents. At those prices snippers statu
that heavy losses are being Jmade and
prospects for any change fur" tho better in the near future aro not very encouraging.
MESSIAH   IN   TORONTO.
Toronto, (Int.. Dec. 16. ��� Messiah
was produced al: Massoy Hall last
night by a chorus of B68 voices and
an orchestra of 61 pieces. The audience   practically   filled   the great hall
numbering  H. 740 ami wns  a financial
success.
O'Leary Was Killed by  a
Falling Derrick.
FUNERAL IS TOMORROW
A Large Number of Sympathizers Acoom-
pany the Beruairs���Sudden Death
of a Swede.
POLICEMEN   FOR HAVANA.
Havana, Deo. 16;���Captain McCul-
lagb, the former Chief ot Police of
New York Oity, has reported to Gen
oral Green his plan for policing of Havana! The force will amount to 1,000
men.
NO DANGER OF A QUARREL.
Paris. Dec. 16.���An ollicial nolo,
issued hy the foreign office, states
that the ratification of the Niger Convention between Egypt and France
has beeu postponed for six months from
December 8.
AT THE POLICE COURT.
The Robson-Peuticton Railway extension added another to its list of
victims, when "Jack" O'Leary, the
popular rnilway contractor was suddenly smitten into an untimely grave.
Jack O'Leary, with his brothers Dan
aud Jim, and Henry Boye had taken
a sub-coutroct for constructing the
stone work.supporting the grade near
Shield's Landing.
Mr. O'Leary was standing ou the
wall by the derrick, yesterday morning about 0 o'clock, . superintending
the lowering of a large stone into
place, whon suddenly one of the guy
ropes of the derrick broke. The mast
of the derrick instantly swung downwards, pinning tbe unfortunate man
to tho ground. Those near rushed up
to him where ho lay with has face
hurried in tho snow, removed the
massive beam aud lifted him tenderly. He was unconscious, though
still breathing, and expired about
twenty miuutes after.
A rough box was coustructod and
all preparations made for conveying
Ihe remains to Nelson.. A tolegram
was sent to Mr. T. Maddou, a friend
of the O'Leary brothers, and arrange-
tnents were :v...U at this end for tho
suitable reception of the corpse.
The deceased was extremely popular
with his men. and a number of them
came to do honor to his memory in
company with his brothers,and tho witnesses of tbe sad accident. The party
was met at the station by Mr. Mad-
tlenund some friends, who had heard
of tin! aooident, whereupon the procession followed on foot the mortul remains of Jack O'Leary to their temporary resting place in D. McArthur
(������i Go's undertaking parlors on Vernon street.
The deceased, who wns born iu the
Slate of Maine, has beeu in the Western country for about 20 years. He was
extremely w*ll known, and equally
well liked bv* a large circle of friends.
Ho wus 111 years of nge, and leaves
neither widow nor children.
No arrangements have been made as
yet for tbe funeral, but it is expected that be will be buried tomorrow
iu tlie new cemetery by the Roman
Catholic church.
DIED ON THE ROAD.
Another fatality has to bo chronicled
from tho sumo part of the country.
Ou Thursday afternoon a Swede,
named Emit Engstrom, was struggling
up tbt) tote roud from Shield's Landing at O'Lcary's cuinp. He was com-
plaining very much of crumps and a
pain in bis Bide, but with the assistance of bis partner he managed to get
to where ihe tote road crosses the
grade. There he sank down cxhuusted
and Utterly unable to go further. His
partner left him, and went pu to
O'Lcary's camp for help. When he
r -turned Eniil Engstrom   was dead.
His body was placed in uu out houso
iu the vicinity, while tho authorities
were communicated with, and yesterday a telegram was received from the
coroner directing thut the body should
be buried. This will bo done today.
Nothing .iinld bo learned last night
abtnit the man, beyond the bare facts
of his name und nationality.
Arthur Gray wtis brought up yesterday afternoon before Police Magistrate
E.A. Crease charged with stealing
porter from the ice closet in the dining room of the Lake View Hotel. It
appears  that Mr. August Thomas, the
proprietor, missed some bottles of por- I
ter on Wednesday, and accordingly set
a trap for tbe accused,   with   the  result that   on   Thursday   afternoon   he I
wns caught red hnnded.    The prisoner
pleaded   guilty   to   taking     the   two i
bottles   but   statod   it   wus   the   first
offence, and asked   to   be   dealt   with
lightly.    Hi" eyes and nose bore traces
of the   lively scrimmage   which   took I
place   when   he   was     caught.     The
Magistrate sentenced him to a month's
imprisonment  in   the Provincial jail.
PIONEER   PASSES   AWAY.
Another Old Tinier is-Also Said, to Be
at Death's Door.
News hns been received of the death
of Richard Fry, of Runners Ferry,
better known as Dick Pry. Mr. Fry
dietl very suddenly on Thursday luBt
at Rathdrum, where he was attendiug
the district court us a witness in the
Barnes-Hill case, from rupture of tho
aorta. His remains will be taken
today to Bonuers. Ferry for interment.
Dick Fry was oue of the first,, if not
tbe first settlor in Kootenai county
where he arrived in 1864. Mr. Fry,
who leaves a wife and seven -children,
six of whom are grown up, was engaged in farming nnd cattle raising ou
ti large scale ou   the   Kootenai   Rivor.
By a grim coincidence, Major J. T.
Barnes, in whose behulf Diok Fry
went to Rathdrum as u witness, has
also been taken dangerously ill, aud
there arc small hopes   of his recovery.
Barnes is u well known old timor,
having been many years collector of
customs at Boundary. He is now
Postmaster at Port Hill.
KHEDIVE   ASSISTS.
Cairo, Deo.. It!���The Khedive has
beaded the local subscription for tho
Gordon memorial college at Khartoum,
giving |500 for the purpose. NELSON DAILY MINER, SATURDAY.   DECEMBER 17, 1898.
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be In the out e by 4 o'clock p.m. lo
Insure change
A REFORM WANTED.
We print elsewhere another striking
instance of that deplorable stale if
affairs to whioh Mr. W. A. Carlyle,
late Provincial Mineralogist, called attention in his last report, and for
whioh he suggested a remedy. We
refer to the custom which prevails
among prospectors in many parts of
tbe country ot getting a friend to relocate their claims for them, thus
managing to hold them from year to
year without doing any work on
them. Not only is such shortsighted
condnot an evasion of the law. hut it
militates against the best interests of
the  prospeotors  themselves.
A prospeot with exceptionally rich
surface showings was onoe sold for a
very large figure, and the result was
tbat tbe other prospectors, thinking
they had only to wait to get similar
figures for their own locations, did not
take the trouble to work their properties but merely held on to them by the
system of re-staking before referred
to. This was in the Lardeau country,
and was in tbe opinion ot no less au
authority than Mr. Oarlylo, the chief
reason why tbat rich district did not
go ahead in the way that those who
knew its resources expected   it would.
The Lardeau people may have since
mended their ways; it is to be hoped
they have; but exactly the same thing
is reourring nearer home, on the north
fork of the Salmon River. There,
we are informed by a competent authority, numbers of good looking pros
pects are to be found, but little or no
development work is being done.
The prospectors are content to hold
their claims, and, when the year
runs out, a friend can always be found
to re-stake and deed it back to them.
Consequently a large portion of the
best mineral lands is tied up, the resources of the country are not developed, and the prospectors rather unreasonably complain that capital does not
oome in and operate their undeveloped
claims.
It is not with the prospeotor, however, that fault should be found. All
branches of the mining industry
contain an element of gambling, and
prospecting most of all. Never knowing but that any day he may ���tumble
upon something phenomenally rich,
the prospector, who seldom receives
an adequate return for his labors, goes
on in search of the elusive El Dorado,
knowing that tho claims he has stoked
are safe for a yoar anyhow. Tbe
season is over, the El Dorado is not
found, and the prospoctor, unable then
to do his assessment work, is forced
to get them re-stuked in the manner
described.
Under the present law, too, thoro
are many men who own far more
property thnn they are able to handle,
who aro, to uso their own expression,
"claim poor." Thero nre many individuals who own from eight to ton,
to as many us twenty or thirty
claims. Such a man is absolutely unable to work any of his claims properly
and, after a year or two's struggle, he
is forced to let them all, or nearly all.
go, after they have impoverished him,
and others have beon debarred from
working them.
Mr. Carlyle, in tho report we have
referred to, snggosts a simple and
effective remedy for this state of
affairs, a remedy that has beon effectually applied iu some of the leading mining States of the Union. It is, in effect,
that tbe prospector be compelled to
do bis specified amount of work within 60 days of staking his claim on
pain of forfeiture. Tbis entails no hardship ou the prospector: for , if a claim
be worth stoking it should be worth
working, while if it be a good claim
its value would be greatly enhanced
by the doing of u little work. Such a
provision would also prevent nn unreasonable number of oliiims remaining on tbe hands of a man uuublo to
work them, and. consequently, n great
impotus would be given to the general
development of tho country. It is understood that the   legislature will con-
Protestations of friendship aro all
rigbr as far as they go, but tho "Nil- ;
tion of shopkeepers'' across the water
want something more fiom the United
States. Secretary Cage, in his repmt
to Congress, advocates an "Exclushe
Maritime Policy", which has given
the impression in England that tbe
removal of Spa.rish government in
Cuba and the Philippines will not opon
new and unrestricted channels to British commerce. The papers of England
have expressed their displeasure with
the prospeot that Secretary Gago holds
out. The Daily News says: "Politically, as Lord Salisbury sayB. we may
gain by America's influeuce in China
seas Commercially, we shall be
much where we were, and must take
care of ourselves, as we did before.''
The Times, protesting editorially
against Secretary Gage's, "Exclusive
Maritime policy," and expressing hope
that Congress will not endorse it,
says: "We regard with the heartiest
feelings of sympathy and without a
tinge of jealousy the development of
the Imperial spirit in the United
States, hut it must not be supposed
that we are prepared to approve the
adoptiou of an exclusive policy in regions in whose destines we might have
claimed a voice.''
The Time
For
Selecting
UP IN THE NORTH.
Field   For    Exploration   Offered    in
Canada.
"Canada today offers to the explorers the best field for their researches,''
remarked Mr. David T. Hanbury,
the explorer, last evening says the
Winnipeg Free Press. Mr. Hanbury
has returned from a trip to the northern confines of the Dominion, and as
tbis has uot been his first, or even his
second visit to the Arotio Circle, he
knows whereof he speaks. He has
travelled exteuBively in Northern Siberia, Norway, and other countries, but
the past few years he has devoted to
Canadian terrirtory. Mr. Hanbury
has been exploring on his own account,
but in the interest of geological science; and if his discoveries sboula bo
worthy of world wido attention he
will in time lay them before the Royal
Geological Society, of Loudon, Eng,
The trip he has just completed has
not, however, been one of much scientific value. He left the city in March
Inst nnd proceeded north to Fort
Churchill. He engaged two Indians
to accompany him from that point
but their services were of little uso
to him on his mission, and after tro
veling 800 miles north of Churchill
ho cached his canoes and remaining
supplies nt Chesterfield Inlet nnd re
turned south. He come back via York
Faotory, Oxford House, and Norway
Houso with his dog team traveling at
the rate of five miles an hour. He
made the journey from York Factory
to Winnipeg in three weeks, nnd seven
nnd n half days were occupied in traversing tho distance between Norway
House and the city.
"The great difficulty that besets nn
explorer iu the snow reigons is the
quantity of supplies for the dogs that
has to be carried. Were it not for
this greater progress could be mr.de.
My plan is to explore the country ly
ing between Chesterfield Iulet and Ar
tillery Lake, which has never been ex
amined by a white man. Artillery
Lake lies north of Great Slave Lako
iu the chain that embraces Clifton
Golden, Alymer and Baker Lakes. Mr.
Tyrell went over the country between
Baker Lake und Hudson's Bay. but
not through the district I wish to ex
plore. I shall start out again ii
March, and will engage the services of
two Red River half-breeds. My dogs
will  await   me   nt   Norway House."
Mr. Hanbury has in the past explored the head wntors of the Mackenzie
River, and has tiaversed the Laird
River to u distance many miles from
its juncture with the Mn.ckoii7.ie. He
does not believe in the reported finds
of gold around Great Slave Lake but
has persounl knowledge of golden deposits there. Red and gtey granite
also abounds in mngniliceiit ureas
around the shores of that lake. He
hunted musk ox two years in the
Groat.  Slave   Lake  district.
*   BUY IT   *
The Miner is on sale at the following- news stores at five cents per
copy:
unhurt Stanley
TIlMMI   -Mil   .-"till  I.IN.
Cumuli. DritRft Bi
Hotel Hume News
]>. Cumpbell
c. K. Neuon
J. F DoJanoy
Hlncun News Co.
,1.1. MoTntoah
Hloeun News Co.
\V. Parker
Thompson Bros.
Hotel Spokane
M. w. Simpson
M. Anderson
<:. W. Hill
Nelson
ry Co Nelson
link On.     Nelson
Stand      Nelson
Ymir
new Denver
tlosuberry
Slocan City
���Silver ton
Hundori
Brooklyn
Vancouver
Bpokane
Kossland
Slocan Orosranff
Cascade City
and  News   Agents   on  boats  and
rains out of Nelson.
MISCELLANEOUS
I   HAVK   a Piano to rent for  the winter
months.   Apply Box 1��8. City.
FOR SALE���A complete small newspaper
outfit with Washington Hand Press. Address
Uox 84, Nelson.
MUSIC LKHSONS.-On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs, w. J. Antler, Robson street
two doors west of Stanley.    P. O. llox 1,1(1.
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WATCHES
f?
AT
PATENAUDE   BROS.
|$  Open evenings until after Xmas.     We carry  a fine
line of Jewelry  and   Watches;   also a
few   Choice    Diamonds.
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 are
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
money will be a pleasant
surprise.
A snap I wo loix corner Joiophlno ami
Robaon stroets, finest vlow In riij-. cheap for
Oftflh,   Apply Pox SIM post olticu.
FOR SAM'. Several wood wood nnd nno
flrflt-olQSH coal -.loves been used only u sport
lime    Apply Mold IMmlr.
8ITI ATION wanted by experienced young
limn I ii grnci -ry or provision house, wholiunle
or retail, Can proriuou ihruo y ux good refer-
onoe,   Address G. \V��� Minorolllco.
Wanted���Position m flronvm with any re
liable company, mining or otherwise; ihorouuP-
ly ini.li.i- itunds In , w i,i ].   Apply F, S���  Minor1
oitlco.
Canada
Drug&
Book Co.
BAKER STREET
West of Bank of B. C.
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.
The
Fuel
Question
HOLIDAY GOODS
Christmas   Gifts,  Toys,
ancy Goods.   New Stock
opening up daily. Call and
see us.
Thomson Stationery Co.
L'd, Nelson, B. C.
D.   McARTHUR   &    CO.
Cox. Waxb & JBahcr 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.
Christmas
Presents .
���%w��
At Wholesale Prices should tempt purchasers. I have a choice line of Dress
Goods, Ladies' and Children's Mantles, Fur Goods and Ladies' Silk
Blouses that must be cleared out by
the 24th inst. Wholesale Cost Price
is all I want for them.
Wouldn't your wife appreciate a g)
Sewing Machine ? I am agent for ^
the "New Williams."
J A. Ferland.
Li
LETHBRIDGE COAL
$6.75  PELS   TON,   DKLIVERD
Orders   received  at   Frank    Fletcher's    Office,   Corner  of
Kootenay  and   Baker  Street::.
W. P. TIEMEY,
General Agent.
The   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 QUOTATION'S APPLY TO
TURNER  BE ETON  & CO.
- NELSON	
essssse*
Life iniiy be compared to tbu
fire in a stova with foad as t��.
fuel.
To have your flrei burn ul.nr-
ly und brightly you burn the
best fuel you can procure; Ib
like manner, that your body
may be properly nourished and
the flic of life burn evenly, us*
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 had
the pleasure of supplying you
we may continue to do so.
Do not order your Xmas dinner before   seeing our list of
Hampers
S9S9SSS9
Hudson's
Bay Co.
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA
Permanent Loan
andSavingsCo/s
LOANS.
Why pay Rent when you
can own a home of
your own?
Loons are made on the security ��f
Improved Heal Estate, not more than
sixty per cent, of the appraised cask
value being advanced.
The rate of interest Is 8' per ce��t.
per annum. Interest is stopped n��
each $1(KI of the principal returned.
Illustration, showing the cost an4
time required to pay off a $1,1)00 lo����
at the following monthly payments :
Amount
of Loan.
| Time Required. 1 Cst.
Slum IX)
HMO IK)
1000 00
1000 00
f 15 00
20 00
25 (XI
30 00
Yr's. M'lhs. Dys.
7        0          21
5       3          U
I       0           0
3       2          20
tl IM IS
1267 or
1200 0.'
ii6!i �����:
Our monthly payment system haa beei
proved to bo tho surest and eaBlost way of
clearing oflT a mortgage.
Those loans may be ropaid In (all �� tm part
at any time without bonus.
Gamble & O'ReillO
AGENTB
Baker St.   -    Nelson, B. O.
LODGE MEETINGS.
w
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. r. ft
M. meets socond Wednesday In eaoh
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.
G. L. Lennox, Secretary.
tdfMt,.    I.  O. O.   V.     Kootenay Lodge
^L   K No. 10, moots every Monday night,
'���mm-''   at   thelt  Hall, Kootenay st'en*.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
A. H. Clements, N. G.      Fred J Squires, tee.y
NELSONS QUEEN NO. Ul
SONS OF ENGLAND, meet
second and fourth Wednesday
enuh month at K. of P. Hall, Mm
Donald Block, oor. Vernen ail
. ... Josephine streets. Visiting broth,
ron cordially invited.
Chas. H. Farrow,
Secret**/.
COURT KOOTKNAY, I.O.P., NO. 3138 Beet*
1st nnd 3rd Wednesday in eaoh month ia the
K of P Ball, F W Swanoll, C. D. S. 0. R.i I >
Greon, O.R.I J. Furkiss, Hccy.
NKLSON LODGK, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meet
every Thursday in tho I.O.O.F. kail. G O
Williams, M.W.: W a Smith, Roe.-8eo.;*. J.
Iirlscoll, Flnanoior F. J Squire. Receiver ass
P. M. W.
NKLSONL.O.L. No. IBM moots In tke Me
Donald block overy Thursday evening at I
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invited
John Tovo W.nr : F. J. Bradlor. R.S.
NKLSON   LODGK   No. 25, K. of  P.
meets in Castle hall, McDonald block
very   Tuesday evoning at I o'clock.
All visiting knights icordlally invited,
R. G. Jot, C. C.
i) Geo. Rosa K. of R. aid I.
NKLSON  LODGE,   I. O. G. T.     Meeta la
Castle Hall, McDonald Bloek, every Monday
evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cordially invited, Jun.N Tki.koho,
Chief Templar.
J. F. Jacobs*!   ������f
WHEN...
... GOING EAST
Uhc a tlrnt cIrbu line In traveling between
Minneapolis, St. Puil and Chicago, and
tha prinolpal town* in Central Wisconsin
Pullman Palace Sleeping  and Chair Cart
Sorvico .....
'llio Dining Cars arc operated in tho interest f
lts patrons, the most elegant service evei
inaugurated.   Mealu are served a la Carte,
To obtain first class sorvico your ticket should
read via        .....
THE WISCONSIN     *
CENTRAL LINES     +
Direct connexions at Chicago and MUwaultei
for all Kastorn points. . , *
Kor full Information call on your nearest tloke!
HKcni, or writo . . *
.Us. A. Clock,        or       Jab. C. Pond,
Genernl Agent, Genorul Posh, Agent
2Hi Sturk Street, Milwaukee, WI*
Portland. Ore. , NELSON DAILY MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1898.
ROLL   OF  HONOR
OUB, PUBLIO  S0H00L CLOiED FOB
OHRISTMAS YESTERDAY.
�� i cnsli mm tbe curlers coulil make
urrunuemeuta to build a rink of their
own.
J The members then (lisonssed tlie ml-
visability ot ssonring the old rink
and lixin^ it un for ourliug, This*
sobeme was thought very feasible.
Various ways ami means were talked
nf for some ftme and a dozen different
suggestions were made.
Finally Judge Forin, Mr. Rnpgell
and W. H. (arant weie appointed u
committee and given $300 with which
to procure two sheets of ice somewhere. Tlie rmk people will be made
an offer in iicrurditiieo with this and,
1 if   they   refuse   it tho   old   rinfc   will
  likely bo overhauled.
I    The quesion of stones then came up.
Tbe Public. Schools of tbe city closed  The otter of u Spokane firm of Hi pairs
yesterday   for    Christinas    holidays,    of stones   for  |lU0   wus    rend.    The
The nresent Principal. Mr.  Soudy, de-   j"'"��� committee was givi.ii full power
. .  - .      .,,.,,..,    to secure stones   and   thus the   mutter
siring to maintain   the highest stand- I wag K(,ti|i(.r|
ard of excellence, on assumming eou- , The club will loso no time in getting
trol of the school, decided when he [down to work and on Tuesday evening
niude out the   curriculum   of  studies,
The Work is Hampered by the Lack of a
Sufficient Number of Teachers-
Increase in Enrollment.
cer of Brandon, B, 0., will shortly
open a store in the Boundary country.
W. 0. Weitmnn has opened a barbel'
shop and cigar store at Midway. John
Ij. White of blocan City is about to
open a iiranch drug store al: Greenwood. Tlie Slooan City News Co. has
closed its Slocan City branch, Hiram
Robertson, hardware, of Slocan City
has opened a branch at Sandon. J. I).
O'Keil & Co.. hardware, has closed
out at Slocan City, McLennan & Co.,
Slocan City, have sold their flour ami
feed business, Thomas & Gregor, of
Rossland, have closed the Brooklyn
branch of their liquor and cigar
house.
SKATING
AND
HOCKEY
SHOES
to instituo yearly promotions, instead
of the half-yearly, which were in
vogae heretofore As tbe entrance examination to the High School is now
yearly, the plan adopted facilitates tbu
work leading up to tbat examination,
which is the climax of the Pubilc
School System. Moreover, tho yearly
promotions afford tho pupils the opportunities of a more varied and
thro.' !i education than the hurried
work .if the half year. Formerly the
pupils received all the education tlie
school was ablo to afford in about
three years, now it will take six years
to complete tbe course. Iu consequence of tlie change the school closed
without tbo usual examination, and
with practically no closing exercisies
other than the routine work of the
day.
-For the past month the attendance,
owing to the almost epidemic prevalence of measles, was Tery low. Tho
total enrollment, however, continues
to increase, the number for tho month
being 1105, against 29, for November,
an increase of 10 in 12 days.
Tbe work of the school has beeu
somewhat handicapped owing to the
lack of suftioient assistant teachers.
Since the present priiicipi.l took
obarge two ami a half months ngo the
total enrolment has increased 53.
Should the -increase for January be
proportionate, which is more than
probablo, by the end of that month
there would be sufficient attendance
to warrant a total staff of seven or
eight teacbors, whereas there are now
only flvo. The trustees are to be coin ���
mended for the vigorous efforts they
aro making to have tho staff increased,
but governments like largo bodies
move slowly. It is hoped, however,
tbat tho onorgy of their onslaught may
havo the success deserved, in moving
even the government to provide the
wants of tbe city in this respect.
The inaugural session of the Kootenay
Teachers Associaiton will be hold in
this city on the 2nd and ilrd of January. In consequence the pupils will
have two days extra holidays, and
school will uot open till the morning
of tho  4th.
The following is tho list of pupils
who'bsve carried off the honors for
tho mouth, and havo succeeded in attaining first rank in their respective
classes: Division V.���Primer C : Reginald Blaney; Primer B: Eileen Dos
Brisay; Primer A: Harold Aldous.
Division IV.���Primer B. Raymond
Bard ; Primer A : .Alma Myers; Jr.
Part II: Maude Field.
Division III.���Sr. Part II: Harriet
Smith ; Jr. Class II: Mary Harwood ;
Sr. Class II: Edith Theliu.
Divisiou II.��� Jr. Class III: Pearl
Jli'Aimm; Sr. Class III: Hannah
Kuudson.
Divisiou I.���Class IV: Ruth McDonald ; Class V : Auun MoDoiiuld.
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
Probable Can-
Some Discussion as   to
didates,
As the time draws near for tbe
municipal elections���January 11���the
citizens of Nelson are commencing
to talk about thu probable composition
of next year's council. But as yet
���very little can bo learned of the intentions of the present office holders or
those who will run for the different
wards. For Mayor, Mr. Houston
will again bo a candidate. He will be
opposed. Tbo Miner was informed yesterday by a gentleman iu a position
to know, that His Worship would
not get the office by acclamation and
that a strong man would be brought
out agaiust him. Who this man will
be has beeu kept a secret or has nut
yet beou decided upon. Two or throe
names havo been suggested, any one
of whom would make a strong man.
In every ward in tho city thoro will
be a brand now. mini brought out
iguinst the preseut incumbents. Thero
will probably bo a coinpljtu ticket
for the Mayoralty and council and u
strong fight will bo mado.
Ouo of the leading plunks in tho opposition platform will bo tho reduction
of the salary paid to the Mayor at
present. A groat many citizens seeni
to think that $2000 is too much and
an effort will be mado to reduce it. Another reform which the opposition will
urge is the proper organization of thu
civic committees and the regulating
of the work to tbe chairmen instead
of leaving everything to the Mayor
as is done at present.
Announcements of au important nature iu connection with the civic oloc-
. tioni will be made shortly and Nelson may be assured that it will have
a very exciting time before polling
dny.
AFTER   ICE.
j next will meet again to settle every
; thing in connection with the season's
| arrangements. Meanwhile it might
be n good idea to secure eight pairs of
stoes next week and have a small bou-
spiol oil tho lake on Christmas. Good
ice could be procured there.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
The Nelson Ourliu   Club is Pondering
Over the Rink (Question.
Tho curlers of the city will sdoikI
$300 to secure two sboets of ico upon
which to curl this winter The proprietors of tho now rink want $500
and if thoy hold out for that amount
the curliug club will seek elsewhere.
This was decided upon af u meeting
of the club hold in the Board of Trade
rooms last night. Judge Forin,
President, occupied the chair and
there was a roproseutativo attendance
of members.
Mr. P. J. Russell reported upon tho
terms of the rink proprietors as stated
in Wednesday's Miner, being $111 a
member with 5C members guaranteed.
Mr. Hussell stated tbis was altogether
too high and that $350 was tho limit
tha the olub could afford to pay.   For
Mr. A. Ferland, has boon appointed
u director of the Kootenay Lako Hospital.
Dr. La Bau left yesterday afternoon
ou a short trip to Kaslo by the Steamer International.
Mr. R. D. Hawks, gomeral merchant of Gladstone. B. C., has been
in the city tins week ou a purchasing
trip.
The C. P. R. authorities have determined to christen tho new tug they
aro building on Slocan Lake as the
Sandon.
Mr. E. W. Mathews, local manager
for R. G. Dim & Co., left last evening on n business trip to Rossland,
Trail and Ymir.
The Ladies Aid Society of tho Baptist church will hold a reception at 8
p. in. next Monday eveuiug in honor
of their new pastor, tbo Kev. C. \V.
Roso.
Rov. C. W. Roso will prenoh next
Sunday evening ou the theme ot
"First Things First" At the close of
tho sorvico four candidates will be
baptized.
Work is being pushed on the new
skating rink which is leiug built ou
thu corner of Houston and Stanley
Streets. Thu roof trusses are in place,
and it will not bo long now before tha
building is ready for skaters.
Commencing Dec. 20 thf C. P. R.
will issue round trip tickets it single
faio between pouts in Kootenay south
of Nakusp. The rate will bo in effect
from Dec. 2u to 30 inclusive and returning until January 24, 1899,
Tho public "is not responding well
to tho request mado by the Library
Committee for donations of novels and
Other books that may be no longer required by thu owners. Hardly any
such gifts havo been yet received.
Mr. J. Burohell, cashier at the C.
P. R. depot' leaves tbis morning on a
throe months vacation to visit bis family at Winnipeg. During his year's
residence in Nelson Mr. Burohell
mado many friends who unite in
wishing him a good timo while away
East.
The opening services at St. Sav-
iours's church will be continued to
morrow, the morning service at 11
o'clock, the evening at 7 :!10. Mrs.
Melville Parry will sing, "Abide with
mo," Schelly, at the eveuiug service.
Both services will bo fully choral.
Tho Ladies Aid of tbo Presbyterian
ohuroh will hold a sale of work on
tbe 21st instant in tho lecture room of
the Presbyterian church. All the
novelties of the season are promised,
aud daintily gotten up candies will be
a feature of the sale. Light refresh
mouts will be provided.
Mr. W. H. Bullock-Webster, Chief
of the Provincial Police ill this district, returned from Brooklyn last
night, bunging with bun a man
named Baruardo Verazro, who has
beou committed for trial by Justice
of tho Peace Bull anil Cooper for stabbing Cal Koogb ou November 1.
Work is proceeding steadily on the
tug the C. P. R. is building at the
fSelsou Ship Yards, and all tho machinery of iho boat is uuw in place.
It has boon decided to call her the
Ymir. Tho Ymir is designed to handle the barges between hero anil Koote-
nay Lako. Sho will bo tbo most powerful tug on theso waters.
D. McArthur & Co. are sending
Mr. K. Hughes up to Nakusp to finish the upholstery work on the Steamer Minto. The work of finishing the
interior fittings of tbo Minto is being
pushed night and day, so that she may
be ready to tako the Kossland's run ou
Monday, when tho latter vessel will
bo laid up.
A man named Shuttleworth died
yesterday morning at tho Kootenay
Lake General Hospital of typhoid
fever. Ho came into the Hospital
about a week ago in a high fever, his
temperature being 105. Hud be
sought medical1 assistance earlier his
life would probably have been saved.
Ho had worked previously on tho
Steamer Rossland.
Members of tho Nelson Lodge A. F.
and A. M. attended divine sorvico last
night at tho English church. The
senium was delivered by Rov. Worshipful Brother E. F. Yates. At tbe
close of tho services Archdeacon Pentreath announced that tbo collection
and promise^ of Friday amounted to
$107, and expressed the wish that
!jj*>00 would be subscribed before Monday night. An effort will bo made
to raise this amount to apply to tho
church building fund.
SOME BUSINESS CHANGES.
Novelties suitable for Xmas presents
at Fred Irvine &   Co's.
ROUTED BY THE PLAGUE.
Bombay. Den. 16.���A British soldier
has died from bubonic plague at   Bangalore,   tlie  capital   of   Mysore.    Tbe
barracks   were    abandoned     immedi
ately after his death.
AT THE   HOTELS.
Tho Phair���D. O. Johnson, Everett; B. M. Walton. Sandon;.!. Wilm-
shurst; Moyio City ; G. Mallandaine,
Sirdar; J. C. Brouvill and F. Strat-
tou, Golden ; O. L.    McCool,   Shields.
Tho Hume���Mrs. E. N. Murphy,
Spokane; G. A. Campbell, Montreal;
C. A. Wing Oro; L. A. Thurstnn, Slocan City; R K. Neill, Spokane; R.
McGuire. Mollie Gibson ; G. A. Mitchell, Portland: E. N. Murphy, Kusko
nook; Mrs. J Howsou and child.
Kitchener; H. Montizambert, Winder-
more ;E. Lenfayne, Toronto; J. Wilson, Kamloops.
The Queens���A. McPhail. McLeod ;
15. J. Donnelly, Sirdar; T. Smith,
Nakusp; H. G. Goodeve, Winnipeg;
W. J, Hogg, Vancouver: J. Sharpies,
Calgary.
Delineator   for   month   of   January
now for sale at Fred Irvine & Co's.
llelciirolofciiMl   IL'port.
(Observations luken by A. II. Eoldioh.
Doc 3
flee 1
Dec 0
Dec 13
Nov 80
Dec 1
Djc 16
HAY UIQII-
E8T
Saturday 31.5
Sunday 24.0
Momlay 24 0
Tuesday 25.0
WYd'day 35.0
Thursday 35.0
Friday 3?.0
LOW-
KST
20.0
20.0
11.0
20.0
'8.0
28.0
24.0
SNOW     BAB-
FALL   I'MKTKH
n.03
10.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.05
000
28.20
28.25
28.45
28.15
27.��5
27.80
28.00
THE  END OF HARDWAKE
of poor quality conies soon.    11. hasn't
got the toughness  to  stand  everyday
wear, and succumbs to the inevitable.
Just the same as throwing money to
the dogs when you buy such stuff.
Perhaps the ordinary observer will
say that our Hardware doesn't look a
bit better. But our wold is worth
something, and we assure our customers that there is good value in everything we offer.
Llware Co..
UUUJUl    1
importers of
Paints, Oils, Shelf Hardware,
Plumber's Supplies,
Miners' Supplies
if To  gal her  fruit   is   when  il, is
���f ripe.   If you wait too long it will
m become decayed and worthless,
'i The Right Time to buy Christ-
fl mas Presents is now. We have u
f) full  lino   of   Fancy    Perfume
* Sprays, Cut Glass Perfume Bot-
9 ties, Shaving and Toilet, Outfits,
f Perfumes in  Fancy  Boxes,  etc,
*1 etc.   Ouii Prices Ark Right,
fl  Call  and  s e  our   stock   before
���) Tiuying elsewhere.
Mstotfs Drug Store
Opposite Queen's Hotel.
<������S89C96SeS6SeSSSS9��8SSS
Some of tho latest business changes
iu tbo Kootenay's aro as follows:
Chas. Guise has opened a clothing
store at Urenwood,   A.   Skojeski, gro-
MINING
THIRTT-HIHTH YEAR.
and SCIENTIFIC
PRESS
24 Pages  i Weekly  I  Illustrated.
INDISPENSABLE
TO MINING MEN.
$3 PER YEAR. POSTPAID.
SKNI> KOll HAMPI.E  JOFT.
MINING ��*sd^ntific PRESS
330 MARKET ST.. SAIf FRABCISC0. CAL.
Sewing By The Day.
APPLY ROOM :��
Hotel Hume
We Wish to remind the Public
that our stock of these goods is
very complete.    Our regulation
Men's Hockey Shoe at $3.50
is a beauty.
Bring your skates to us and  we
will attach them   to  your  boots
while you wait
I SEE ANNABLE"
I ��:������.���'�����������������������������������������������������+-
PIANO FOR SALE
AT A BARQAIN.
FOR SALE =5
LILLIE BROS.
Aberdeen Block ^
PHONE
8
Make Your Fruit Selection First, then
Y0DR  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 HEALERS IN
. . FRESH . .
AND SALT MEATS
Gumps supplied on shortest notice and Lowee  Prices
Mail Orders receive Careful attention.
Nothing hut fresh and wholesome meats and supplies
kept in stock.
Markets at Nelson and Ymir.
E. C. TRAVES
Manager.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000, Reserve, ��1,175,000.
Head Office: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
BKAiNCliES:
Antigonish, N. S.
BtuhurHt, N. B.
Bridecwater, N". S.
Chaiiottetown. P,
Dorchester, N. B.
Frederieton, N. B.
Gujsboro, N. S.
Grand ForkH, B. O.
Halifax. N. S.
KingKton, N. B.
Londonderry. N. S.
Lunenburg, N. S.
B.I.
Mnitland, N. B.
Moncton, N. B.
Montreal, P. Q.
Montreal, West, Knd
Montreal, Westmount
Nanaimo, B. C.
Nelson, B. ('.
Newcastle. NT. B.
Pictou, N. S.
Port Hawksbury, N. S.
Rossland, IL 0.
Sackville, N. B.
.Sliitbenuendie. N,S.
Summerside, P. E. 1.
Sydney  X. 8.
St. John. Nfld.
Truro, N. S,
Vancouver, B. C.
Vancouver, East End
Victoria, B. ('.
Weymouth, N. S.
"Woodstock, N. B.
Ymir, B. C.
General Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange   Bought
and Sold, Letters of  Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts receired on the most favorable terms.    Interest allowed  on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End,
Victoria, Grand Forks, Ymir.
A Havings Bank department has been established in connection with the Nelson branch of
this bank. I)oposita or one dollar und upwards received, and current rate of interest allowed,
at present 3 per cent, por annum.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
FINE CENTER
ROOM SETS
A
BED-
Another Carload of
IHIl'
now in, consisting
TABLES,   FINb
at all
Large
Prices away Down and You Know Where
To Come.
NELSON    FURNITURE   CO'Y.
Applowliaite Block, Baker St., corner of Kootenay at.
Prices
Mock.
of
ROCKERS,
CHAIRS,
| <v_ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD... |
B Real Estate and Insurance Agent.
| FOR SALE
��-   Cheap for Cash
-A valuable lot on   Victoria
business portion of the city.
Street   adjoining
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House
House
House
House
House
10 Rooms
8 R^ionis
7 Ro ima
0 Ro mis
5 Rooms
IDKIH TO hi IT.
f|       SEE ANNABLE       :
it"" OFFICE VIITOUlA ST., ON IIIIIIK'K Z
REISTERER & CO.,
Brewers ot Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
NELSON.
B.C.
NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION
NOTICE Is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore subsistinK beiween u~, the undersigned, hb Hotel KeeperB in Brooklyn, County
of Kootenay, BiUwh Columbia, ha�� this day
been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts
owing to Baid partnership are to be paid to
Louis Peterson at Brooklyn aforesaid, and all
I'luiiuH-against the said partnership are to be
presemod to the said Louis Peterson, by whom
tho same will bo settled.   (Signed)
LOUIS PETERSON,
O. G. FREDERICKS.
Dated at Boooklyn this 3rd day of December
\. I).. 1898.
Witness as to signature of Louis Peterson,
W. H. Cooper, J. P., (signed).
Witness to signature of O. G. Fredericks, J.
H. Good, (signed).
ARCH BOLD & PEARSON
(ATMM. MFIME., MMin. Absoo. OornwaiL)
MINING ENGINEERS AND ASSAYERS
Opposite Phair Hotel,
NELSON, B.C.
P. O. BOX 583.
Extended experience in Chile and German
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Reports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground surveying and mine plans kept
up by contract.
NOTICE.
All account* not paid on and before the fifteenth day of December will be put in tho
hands of a lawyer for collection. Kindly pay
up.
A. G. SHAW.
Dated this 25th day of Not. 1898.
NELSON
SODA  WATER FACTORY.
TELEPHONE NO. 31.
Manufacturers of
AlL CARBONATED WATERS.
Ilnlryuu llm Kprlnin  Water Aerated and
hupplleil Iu the Trade.
ALEX. STEWART
UK.4L   ISIATK   AND   INftUBANCB.   AGENT
MONET TO LOAN AT f PES t'BNT.
AND ITHJB
1-lllV.lTi; AND COMPANY NND*.
ViiluaW
Oltlcr I in in r.|li>r( kh Block. Nd.oa. B. V.
ker Street and  other ex-
property for .ale.
| The Birkbeck Investment,  Security i
|               and Savings Co. |
t:   advance money on Improved Real Estate.    Repayable in 5 and ="3
^                               8 years by monthly instalments. ^
I ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD, AG'T. %
ifiiUiUJUJUiUiu^
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
CHURCH ok England���Matin 11 a,m.; Even
Song. 7.*0 p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on )nt and 3rd Bunday^ in the month aftei
Matins; on 2nd and 4th .Sundays, at 8 a.m.
Sunday School at 2.3(1 p.m. Rev. II. S. Ake*
hurM. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
rtiKHiiYTKHiAN Ciiukch���Services at 11 a.m,
and 7.3(1 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m,
l'rayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meeta eVftPJf Monday evoning at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew,
Pastor*
Mktiioiuht CnuHcii-Corner Silica and
JotepUMe Streets. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30
p. m. ; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m,; Prayer mooting on Friday evening at H o'clock; Epworth
League C, E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
RobBOn, Taster.
Catholic QhcKCH���Man at Nelson, first
and third Sunday at Hand 10.00 a.m.; Henedlc<
t inn at 7.30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland
Priest.
BAPTIST OHtrROH ��� Services morning and
r\ eningal 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; l'rayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; the H. Y,
P. I'. Monday ovenlng at 8 o'clock. Strangeri
cordially welcomed.   Rev. Q, W. Hose. I'ant or.
salvation Army-Scrvlc a every evening
at 8 o'clock In barra^cksou Victoria streot.
, Adlutant Millner In charge. NELSON DAILY MINER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17,   1S98-
\ MINES OF
L      KOOTENAY
Mining Stock Quotations.
[Compiled by H. G. McCulloch, mining brok-
or of Nelion, B. C. K O. box 405.1
employed at the mine. Everything is
moving along smoothly. Messrs.
Corbould and Irwin are up at the mill.
They aro well pleased with the quantity of amalgam that is cleaned off
the plates every day. Professor J.
0. Garvin has charge of the mill aud
is assisted by D. A. McKenzie. Up at
the Porto Rico thore are about fivo feet
of snow at present, but the weather
is tine aud the road to the siding is
in good condition for sleighing.��� Ymir
Miner.
the first one I reached I enquired if
he had seen a horse thereabouts. He
htitln't he said, and I was about to
continue my search, wheu a second of
the two colled lo me.
"Why, yes, I here's a horse up here.
We j"st found it a few minutes
ago.    Its in the tunnel yonder."
1 enquired if I might inspect it and
explainer! lhat I had lost one.
"Certaiuy. certainly, come right
along with me," replied my newly
made noauaintauot
CD. J. Christie
INSURANCE
AND REAL ESTATE AGENT.
1 followed hini into the   tunnel  but
No oue can more than  give a  guess I could   see   no   horse.    He pointed   to
as to the aruouut of gold and silver at' what seemed to mo lo be  a solid  wall
any one time  in   the   world  or how I of rock.
I'ur Price
Name of Company            Value. Bid.
Nelson. Slocan and Ainaworih
American Boy... 1 Oo ���
Athabasca 100 40
Arlington Con 100
Dundee 100 26
Ilardanellos 100 9
Dellie v.. .100 ���
Klsle 100 -
Exobeoucr 100 7*
Fern G. M. Co  25 60
Gibson 160 ���
Hall Miues  ��1 13 6
Idler 100 5
London Hill    25 18
Nelson-Poorman     25 38
Kaslo Montezuma  100 ���
Noble Five 100 15!
Rambler Con  1 00 13
Reco 100 1 05
Slocan Star    50 96
Two Friends    30 5
Wonderful   100 -
Washington 100 ���
Trail Creek
Butte   100 -
Caledonia Con   100 3
Commander 100 10
Deer Park 1 00 18J
Enterprise 100
Eureka Consolidated 100 7
Evening Star 100 14
Georgia 100 !;
Good Hope 100 1
Grand Prize  100 2
Giant .....100 4
HighOre 100 -
Iron Mask 100 87
Iron Colt   100 9
Jumbo 100 40
LilyMay 500 14
Mayflower 1 00 5
Monita 100 7
Monte Crlsto 100 13
Mugwump 100 2
Novelty 100 3
Phoenix 100 ���
Poorman 100 11
Red Mountain View 100 -
Rossland  Homestake 100 3
Rossland Red Mountain 100 15
Sil verine 100 S
i- liver Bell 100 3
St. Elmo loo 4
Virginia 100 35
Victory-Triumph 100 8
WarKogleCon 100 2 90
WestLeRoiJosle 100 27
WhiteBear 100 7
Miscellaneous.
Alpha Bell 100 6
Cariboo (Camp McK) 100 122
Waterloo (Camp McK)  100 6
Cariboo Hydraulic Con 5 00 90
Chnnno       25 5
Golden Cache 100 1
Oco. M. &M. Co 100 ���
Oldlronsides 100 125
Smuggler 100 17J
Tin Horn    25 8
Van Anda 100 3J
Winchester   25 10
Fire Mountain 100 ���
Asked
a
43
i>
2.S
11
10
71
55
10
14s
10
25
45
25
17
25
1 20
1 25
10
5
10
much of such metal is held and used
by the peoplu of the world as money.
Gold and silver which were beiug
used as ornaments or as money in the
days of Abraham may yet be in existence, and in some form may novv be
serving the same   purposs as they  did
'Is Hint your horse," lie usked.
"My horse,?" I   replied,   "I   oan't
see any horse.
"VM1 lbnt'8 a horse stranger, sure
as ever a horse was found in a mine,"
was the astounding information the
miner    volunteered.     "After  you've
nearly 4,000 years ago. The ornaments |been around these parts  uwhile you'll
13
uu
10
9
6i
3
2
4
5
2t
90
101
li
10J
6
10
14
3
6
6
18
1
5
21
li
i
6
295
27
7
125
n
95
R
5
of that day may now be doing service in the sovereigns of Great .Britain
or the eagles of the United States,
and tbe coins of that day may be doing service at the present time in
watch chains, breast pins, sword hilts,
in the coronets of kings or in filling
the teeth of several million human
beings who are compelled to rely upon the work of dentists for the mastication of their food. Pure gold and
pure silver are the same the world
over, and the output of any one year
., can be mingled with the output of
j I any other year or years, and the com-
" binatiou thus made produce no changes
in either metal. Pure gold; and pure
silver remain precisely the same
Ihrough all ages, and hence neither by
look, weight, nor other mark can the
product of any given year be distinguished from the produots of 6000 other
years during which the human race
have been producing these metals.
So it is useless for any one to claim
accuracy as to the exact amount of
either metal now in existence, or as to
in just what form or shape such metal
may be found today.���Mining aud
Scientific Press.
*   *  *
It is a matter of present discussion
among mining enigneers as to the desirability of a change in the accepted
methods of mine hoisting, but so fur
those who argue for a retention of the
present system seem to have the best
of it. The adverse argument is that
hoisting engines run too much to
speed, and that speed should be reduced aud the power expended in
hoisting more material with a slower
system of endless wiring. The idea
may prevail in coal mining, etc., but
its practical operation would run counter to the generally accepted plan of
holstiug in naarly all metal mines.
learn a thing or two. That's what we
miners call a horse. Its a break iu
the ledge nnd we'll have to tunnel
through it to find the ledge again.
Take my advice aud next time you
lose your horse up hore go back to the
livery stable just as quickly as yon
can and you'll find it there."
And sure euough my hone was at
the livery stable when I reaohed
town again. 10-DERFOOT.
Buttericks Patterns for January,
181)9 are now in stock at Fred Irvine &
Co's
Work is steadily proceding on the
Queen Bess mine near Three Forks,
whioh is beiug operated by the Queen
Bess Proprietory Company, a subsi-
dary company of the Domiuion Mining and Development Company.
About 250 tons of ore have beeu
shipped so far this winter, consigned
to the Everett Smelter. The ore is
brought down the sleigh road to Alamo
siding. The roads are now in excellent
condition, though they were bad for a
time in November. A telephone service
has recently been established between
tho mine and the Alamo concentrator,
which connects with Sandon aud New
Deuver. The mine is now employing
a force of 55 men. Mr. H. T. Butcher
is the manager of the mine, aud Mr.
G. Noel Brown, assistant manager.
The foreman is Mr. W. G. Scott.
*   *   *
The Whitewater Mine is now turning out 100 tons of ore a day. Everything at the mine is working very
smoothly.
DE. HAWKEY,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Has opened new offices in Broken Hill Blockl
corner Ward and Baker streets, and bas re
sumod practice in Nelsou.
Office hours 10 to 12 a. m.
p. m.   P. O. box 211
2 to 4 and 7 t�� 8
Great West   Life
Assurance Co.
Money to Loan on straight
mortgages at 8 per cent, on
improved properties.
B.
and
NEW LOCATIONS.
Nelson.
Dec. 12.���
Wheel of Fortune (fraction)���W.
Pollard on Toad Mt.   wagon  road
mi   from   Nelson, adj California
Deadwood ou u e i nd No. 2 on s.
Deo. 14.���
James E.���N. S. Monroe, 2% mi s e
of Nelson, ou Cottonwood ck.
Dec. 16.���
Glad Hand���S. Hawkins and J.
Hickey, s of e fk of Cottonwood ck,
and e of N. & F. S. ry.
CONFESSIONS OF
A TENDERFOOT.
New York,   Dec.   16.���Bar   silver.
59% ; Mexican dollars, 47. Lead, firm ;
brokers'    18.55;    exchange,   $3.75  to
���3.77M.
��� ���   *
About 1200 feet of work has been
done on the Second Relief mine on
the North Fork of the Salmon River,
consisting chiefly of three main tunnels which are being driven in on the
lead, and are all in about 300 feet.
The ore chute runs diagonally across
the hill, cropping out on the surface
for about 1,000 feet. The mine is
shipping steadily now that the snow
has come, and three cars were recently
depatched. There is now on the
dump about 400 tons of ore waiting
to be shipped, and also a large quantity of milling ore which is being kept
until the spring, when it will be run
through the mill the company intend to
erect. There is also about 600 feet of
ore in the mine ready for stoping.
There are a number of fine looking
ledges in the neighborhood, and about
400 claims have been staked. This
section, however, has been rather
overlooked by capitalists, and the prospectors are relocating their claims
from year to year and are doing little
if any development work, the district
being considerably retarded thereby.
��� *   *
Mining in the vicinity   of Crawford
Bay is rather quiet just now, most
people having quit work for the winter. The Silver Hill, however, which
is Bituated ou Canyon Creek abont 12
miles from Crawford Bay and which
belongs to the Loudon Consolidated
Gold Fields Co., is being developed
by a force of 14 men, who are driving
two tunnels on the property. The ore
is a high grade galena, carrying grey
copper. Tho Humboldt, on Tennyson
Creek which, like Canyon Greek, is a
tributary of Crawford Creek, is not
working at present. The owners, who
ate Vancouver capitalists, will start
work agaiu in the spring.
��� *   *
Mr. J. Stevens, who was oue  of the
prospecting party suit out by the Canadian Development Company to explore tho Omenica Country has returned to town, Tho party, it will
be remembered, was headed by Mr.
G. E. H. Maunsell of this oity. Tho
party went up to tho head waters of
the Omenica river and had a very
hard trip.losing nearly all their horseH.
They found some good looking quartz,
but did not loeato nuythiug owing to
its remoteuess from means of trans
portation. There wero uo trails, the
party cnttiug 40 miles of trail them-
solves is one district. They found the
Indians peaceable and willing to reu-
der any assistance they could. The
party camo down on the Omenica
river on a raft to Jamieson Landing,
thence to Manson Creek, and from
Mansou Creek to Htuart Lake. The
party then canoed down Stuart River
and Mechoca River, to the Fraser,
and down the Fraser to Canal, where
they took the stage to Ashcroft, a
distance in all of about 700 miles.
��   ��   ���
Sinco the Le Roi was floated on the
London market the B. A. C. stock
has beon enjoying somewhat of a
boom. Before the floatation tho prico
of the stock was 13s. 6d. Upon the
floatation the quotation was 17s. 6d.
and the latest cable states that tbe
price is now 80s.
��   *   ���
The Porto Rico new mill waB started
up on the afternoon of the 5th. It
has been running constantly since,
stoppiug   only to  dress  plates.   This
speaks well for W. A. McArthur, who j tion of affairs 1 did not thoroughly upbuilt the mill. The plant consists of jpreeiuto at the time. I loft them, hoW-
a fine drill air compressor, ten 1,000 ever, after conveying my thanks, and
pouud stamps, three verniers, a crush-1 hurried on as quickly as I could in
er and a wire:rope tramway. The the direction they had pointed out.
mill is connected with the mine by Finally , I reached the California,
telephone.    Thirty men are  at present There were three  men in sight and of
E
R.   Cameron,
Agent.
I've had a most wretched experience again. I got out of the hospital
all right, feeling pretty sore, both
physically and mentally. My face is
still badly swollen and I have a severe
paiu in my loft shoulder, which bothered mo slightly yesterday during n
second trip I took up Toad Mountain.
I believo I have already mentioned
the fact that I hud contemplated a trip
to a nearby mine, at which. I had
been told, a story could he secured.
I had my fill of climbing mountains
afoot and I docided to hire a horse
and ride up. I soon found a livery
stable and after being assured by the
proprietor that the horse he gave me
was a most peaceful animal, 1 started
on my journey. After riding for a
time I decided to dismount aud givo
my horse a rest, a* it seemed very
much in need of one. I tied it to a
small tree and, after resting a short
time myself, walked a distance up the
road to take the stiffness out of my
limbs. I soou tired of walkiug and
put back to where I had left the horBe,
only to find he hud gone. Thi re was
no trace of the bridle on tho tree to
which it had been tied and as far
as I could see down thu road there was
no sigu of the horse. Horse or no
horse, however, I decided to continue
my joi'mey and incidentally to search
for my lost charge. I had "gone only a
short distance when I met two men.
one of whom I asked in regard to my
stray horse.
I was equally surprised and pleased
to learn tbat he hud seen a horse���he
had setn it just a few moments before
up near the California mine, lie said,
and he was sure that I would ho able
to overtake it thero. There was a peculiar twiukle in his eyes as he spoke,
and his companion made a vain attempt to keep from   smiling,   a condi-
SPECIAL
HOLIDAY   SALE
OF MILLINERY.
Fancy Drejs Goods at Reduced Prices.
Mrs. McLaughlin's,
.io-i i'ium: st. nelson
footer) a ij
Cigar   M'f'g*
Co.
ROYAL   SEAL
KOOTENAY  BELLE
LITTLE GEM
Brands.    Smoke   them
you will like them
nnd
P. O. BOX 12<
NEMON, It. ��'.
| * NELSON CAFE #
i    OYSTER HOUSE
$����������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������
X THE VERY BEST
! Short Order Meals I
J At Any Time���Day
or Night.
t      I he  Lest Cook. i
r      The Best Attention.      ;
���      'Ihe Best Meals
������������������������������������������+����������������������>���+;
Y. HOSHI
Proprietor.
+����������������������������������� ����t* ����������������������+
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. . .
KroliFB lllll BUck *B*kcr St.
TENDERS WANTED-
To supply material and build two
barges 26x00 feet. Plans may be seen
ou tbe Hercules. Tenders open until
20th December. Lowest or any tender
not necessarily accepted.
ANGUS OAMPBMLL.
FOR RENT
A   3 Roomed^and a i Roomed
House.
The
Dominion   Permanent
Loan Co.
Advance  money  at terms
suit borrower.
to
0. D. J. Christie,  Agent
>������������������������������������������������ ������-������������������������������������+4
NELSON MAEKETS.
The following are the prices of groceries, previsions, etc., as quoted by our
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 city :
Hour.
OKilvle's Hunjmrinn per 50 lb sack.. 1 50
l.ukenftho Woods " 150
Snow Flake per 50 lb suck  135
Cmln
Wheat per ton  S2no@l0 00
Bran perton  ��pawai00
Ground feed per ton 26 00��28 00
Corn (cracked)   "        27 on<330 (XI
Oan "         2800*1000
Oatmeal per 10 iba       !o@    50
Hulled outB 111 k K] HII. sncn  10
Feed,
flay (baled) per tou  S3 001824 00
Vegetables.
Potatoes per 100 lbs	
BoetH per lb	
CabbaRe perlb..	
Onions per lb	
Fish.
Salmon (smoked) per Ib      12)@
Oj'sters lOlyuipiani per qt	
Oysters IfinBtern) per tin	
t'od per tt>	
Halibut per lb      12)@
Smelts por t>     121��
Farm Produce.
Kfc'Ksper dor       25
Butter (Creamery)       25��
Mutter (Dairy)        2(K*
1 25
03
15
80
60
121
a
is
Cheese fCauadian).
Cheese SwIbs).
is��
2. iur
HUT
10��
Meal*.
Ham (American) per lb	
ll;un (Canadian) perlb	
Bacon (American' per lb	
Bacon (Canadian) per lb	
Macon (rolled) per lb	
Macon (long clenr) per lb	
shoulders per lb	
ljird perlb	
Beef perlb	
Mutton per lb	
Vcs.l per lb       lo��
Perk per lb     12!<s*
Poultry
Spring Chickens each  50ff��
Turkeys per lb  2IK3
(leeseperlb  .. lliirt
Ducks per lb  18(ry
Fruit.
Lemons (California) per don  Si
Oranges (California seedlings)  I1)
Apples	
I'ears (small green)  06
TRAINS AND STEAMERS ARRIVING   AND   DEPARTING
FROM NELSON.
11:00 a.m.
2:20 p.m.-
5:35 p.m.
uf our Clothing is generally sufficient to
make a life long customer.
We don't oiler our goods below cost,
because we havo no desiro to love
money. We sell at prices which are
sufficient to pay for good material und
good workmanship. The sizo and variety of our stock enables us to please a
cuBLomer both as to Btyle and fit. Indeed we aro particular on theso points.
We rattier lose A bale than permit on*
satisfactory garments to leave tbe
store.
Theso values euliuot be BurpaBsed.
We   Have Just  What  You  Want
For A Christmas Present For
Your Friend.
FINE
6:20 a.m.���Train leaves N. k F. S.
station for Kossland, Spokane and way points daily.
7:00 a.m.���S. S. Moyie leaves for Kuskonook and way points
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.
0:00 a.m.���Train leaves C. P. K. station for Slocan City, daily
except Sunday.
S. S. Kokanee arrives from
Kaslo and way points daily
except Sunday.
Train arrives O. P. It. station, from Slocan City and
way points, daily, except
Sunday.
1:00 p.m.���S, S. Kokanee If lives for
Kaslo and way points,
daily, except Sunday,
4:30 p.m.���8. S. International leaves
for KhsIo and way points,
daily except Sunday.
Train arrives N. k F. S.
station, from Spokane,
Rossland and way points,
daily.
0:30 p.m.���S. S. Moyie arrives from
Kuskonook, and all way
points, Monday, Wednesday aud Friday.
0:30��p.m.���S S. Alberta arrives from
Kuskonook and way points
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday.
0:40 p.m.���Train leaves 0. P. R. station for Hobson, Kossland,
and all Main Line points,
daily.
10:30 p.m.���Train arrives C. P. R. station, from all Main Line
points, Rossland and Robson, daily
Steam tugs Kaslo, Angerona, Red
Star, Hercules, Surprise and others
ply on Kootenay lake to and from Nelson, buthave no regular times of arrival and departure.
Transportation Companies aro requestod to
givo notice to tho Minor of any alterations In i
the time of irrlval and departure from Nolson.
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
10KKPatrIck & WIlsoM
Groceries and Crockery
IDpt^irvCC Those very fine Travelers' Dressing
OCJlL/Cu 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
NELSON, B.C.
nn
IMPERIAL BANK OP CANADA
CAl'lTAl, PAID DP   -   $2,000,000. BEST,   -   $1,200,000.
DIRECTORS:
H.  S.  HOWLAND, President. T. R. MERRITT, Vice-President
St. Catharines.
WILLIAM RAMSAY,     ROBERT .I AFFRAY,     HUGH RYAN,
T. SUTHERLAND STAYNEK,       ELIAS ROGERS.
HEAD   OFFICE,
TORONTO.
Bbmgx
ITBHOUH
I) ALT
lNUKKHm.l
St. Cathamnb
Ht. Thomas
Welland
Woodstock
D. R. WILK1E, General Manager.    E. HAY, Inspector.
lErnnelioM   In   Ontario!
Niaoaua Falls i Toronto, 31 Wol'gton   St. K.
%g85K2��U ��-**        Co, YonKO& Queen
Saui.t Stic. Marie      I       do        Cor. Yongo & Uloor
Itriinrlii 1 In llm-liec, Muiillnlm, Northwest Territories and ItrHlsh Columbia.
Winnipeg, Man. j   Portage La Prairie, Man.      | Brandon. Man.
Cai.uakv, Albta, PtttNOB Albert,Sash. Edmonton,      Albte.
MoNTRBAt, Qua. I   Vancouver, It. O. 1 South Edmonton, "
Nelson. B. c. Revelstoke, b. 0.
NELSON  BRANCH:
iminf
Savings Hunk Department���Deposits of $1 and upwards received and interest allowed.
Agenu In Gront Britain���Lloyd s Bank, Ltd., 72 Lombard street, London, with whom m��
uitiy DO di poiltoa for transfer by letter or cable to any of tho above branches.
Letton of Credit iMueu on Alaaka Commercial Co. payable at St. Michael's, Alaska, and
DawRflnOlty,
Pratt* rtold, available at all point* in Canada, United States and Europe.
Manor Ordorn Issued imynblont any Bank in Canada.   Hates���Under flfl, 8c; 'W0 to MS lie*
��'.'0 to |30, l8ot 980 to ISO, Uo, '
J. M. LAY, Manager.
NOTICE.
Until further notice no passengers  will bo
carried over the lino of the Crow's Nest Psbs
railwaj betweca Kuskonook aud Cranbrook.
BY 9RBBR.
The Great
Shortllne
From the manufacturer
to the retailer direct,
means close prices and
personal responsibility.
Buying from the mumifac-
turpi' or maker of goods
means everything to the
purBhaser, for it is in itself an Insurance against
Inferior Goods and Exorbitant Prices, while the
customer reaps the immediate benefit.
My stock of Jewelry, UiiiKs Brioches. Scarf Pins, Lorgnettes, Lockets,
Nockli'ts, Gentlemen's Vest, ('bains, Watches, Clocks, Sterling Silver and Silver Plated Ware, I personally selected from the immense stocks at the different factories
Buy from JACOB  DOVER and Save Money.
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