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 l THE OLDEST \
< Newspaper in flie Koo-
* tenays. Established
|    eleven years ago....
Daily Edition No 974
Provincial Llbriry B31os
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J    Nelson and Kootenay. I
Nelson,   British  Columbia, Friday,   March i, 1901.
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RECRUITS FOR
SOUTH AFRICA
Nelson   Contingent  Started
For the East Last
Night.
Large Crowds at the Wharf.
Presentation to W. J.
Thompson.
The citizens of Nelson pave the departing volunteers for the Baden-Powell police a hearty send-off last
night. During the day kindnesses of
various descriptions were showered on
the members of the local contingent,
and in every way an effort was made
to impress the boys with the fact that
their friends in this city regretted
their depaitfure, yet appreciated the
value of the service they were preparing to do for the empire. Although
the men, having taken the oath, were
amenable to military discipline, no
special effort was made to keep them
together, and the day was spent in
preparing for the departure.
The parade was ordered for 9 o'clock
last night, but it was quite an hour
later when acting-Sergeant Davies
gave the command, "Sections, left,
forward march," and the 35 or 40 volunteers moved at a guick step toward
the wharf. Prior to this time a couple Of hundred people surged about
the armory on Baker streec and a
bunch of Bmall boys raised a iow with
tin cans and horns. P. J. Russell
extended the hospitality of the Athabasca to the volunteers and the boys
spent a jolly half hour in patriotic
and sentimental songs, interspersed
with incidents similar to those which
followed the time-honored conversation between the governors of North
and South Carolina.
TWO MASCOTS
headed the procession. One was a
sturdy bulldog presented to the volunteers by Captain Paterson, and bearing a fine collar presented and engraved with the words "Baden-Powell's
Police" by Jacob Dover. The other
mascot was a handsomi', clean-limbed
bull terrier, Dandy, presented by
James Foote. Jerry, the bull, and
Dandy are splendid specimens of the
canine race and bore their festoons of
ribbons proudly, although the bull's
ornament w»b somewhat draggled, the
outcome of a lively battle just before
the parade started.
The Hooky Mountain Rangers' band
Bet the step for marching and the
crowd cheered the lada constantly as
the procession marched to the wharf.
Ou the dock the cheers were redoubled
until the applauso was deafening.
All the friends of the departing volunteers Insisted on shaking hands for
the last time and the entire gathering
was merry. The spoctacle, while animated, was not without Its pathetic
side. This feeling was experienced
by many who gathered to see tried and
warm friends away on a service which
cannot fall to be arduous and dangerous. It Is sincerely to be hoped that
the Nelson boys will be favored by the
fortuue of war, but it is safe to predict that they will not be found wanting when the pinch comes. The fact
that the steamer lay at the wharf until thlB mo ning prolonged the leave-
taking rather longer than Is usual on
such occasions.
PRESENT TO THE CHIEF.
William J. Thompson, formerly
chief of the Nelson fire department,
was made the recipient of a handsome
present yesterday afternoon. He was
escorted to the Clark hotel by a party
of friends representing the city staff
with which he had been Identified for
several years. At the hotel City Clerk
Strachan aoted as spokesman, and, after reviewing the years spent together
in the olty's employ and expressing
the regret at the parting now so close
at hand, presented Trooper Thompson
with 8300 in gold. About 8100 of this
amount represents the proceeds of.lho
benefit smoker on Wednesday nlglit,
the balance being private subscriptions by the recipients' friends.
George W. Steele, on behalf of the
Lawrence Hardware company,presented each member of the contingent
with a handsome pocket knife and a
diary. The understanding is that
each man is to fill the diary and return it to Mr. Steele.
The departure of 35 Nelson men to
Join   the  Baden Powell  constabulary
gives Nelson a record probably unsurpassed by any city of similar size in
tho Dominion. Over 80 men have loft
during the last year and a half to
fight for the empire in South Africa,
a fact which speaks for the loyalty of
the Queen City of the Kootenays.
During the afternoon a number of
the friends of Lieutenant Oeorge S,
Beer waited upon him and presented a
brief address expressive of their esteem, accompanied by a tangible evidence of the sentiment in the form of
gold coin to the amount of 8100. The
deputation included George M. Phil
lips, Melville Downey, James Wadds
and David Porter. The whole matter
was quietly arranged and came as a
delightful surprise to Mr. Beer.partic
ularly as the latter has not as yet re
ceived his marching orders for the
front.
MARITIME PROVINCES.
Speech From the   Throne—Important
Measures Proposed.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Fredericton, Feb. 28.—The provincial legislature was opened this after
noon by Lieut.-Governor McClellan,
Clifford Robinson, member for West
moreland was chosen as speaker. The
speech from the throne referred to the
death of the Queen and the accession
of King Edward.
Aid will be asked for technical education in agriculure and borticul.ure
in connection with Nova Scotia and
Prince Edward Island, and for the establishment of a cold storage warehouse in St. Jobn. The coal areas of
New Brunswick will be developed.
Hills will be submitted for the creation of district courts, the introduction of the Torrens system of land registration,to amend the Succession Duty
act as well as other important subjects. His excellency also said the
financial resources of the province bad
been taxed to an unusual extent during the year by reason of the smallpox epidemic.
MARTER MAY RETIRE.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Toronto, Feb. 28.—The report was
circulated today that G. F. Marter,
member of the legislature for North
Ontario, was about to retire from public life'owing to friction with Whitney, the present leader of the opposition, Marter admits a petition is in
circulation asking Frank Arnold, K.
(J., to ran in the conservative interests. Whitney refuses to discuss the
subject.
MANITOHAN PROHIBITIONISTS.
Winnipeg, Feb. 38.—Another dele
gation of temperance people waited on
Premier Boblin today in regard to the
recent decisions of the judges of the
court of kings bench in re the liquor
act. Several members of the deputa
tion addressed the premier urging on
him the advisability of submitting
the liquor act to the privy counoil for
opinion us to its constitutionality.
Mr. Taylor, president of the Dominion
Alliance, informed the premier that it
was of greater importance than any
railroad bill he could put through. In
reply Mr. Koblin said that since the
judgment had been rendered he had
not had time to consider the question
of referring the act to the privy council, but promised to lay it before the
members of the house and would submit it at the first council meeting.
HUOE ARMY ESTIMATES.
London, Feb. 28.—The third supplementary estimate of £3,000,000 for the
expenses of the war was issued today.
Transpoit and purchase of remounts
swallow up £2,000,000 and provision
and forage cost £1,000,000, and brings
the total voted for the fiscal year up
to £05,309,133.
AMES UOLDEN STBIJfB.
Montreal, Feb. 28.—The -remaining
lasters In the Ames Holden company
shoe factory struck today. The men
claim that unless the trouble is settled all other boot and shoe workers
will go out In sympathy. The firm
laughs at this statement and says the
men have been replaced. The men are
urging Mulock to see that the alien
labor law Is enforced against tbe importation of men from the states.
SCHOOL QUESTION.
Loudon, March 1.—Referring to the
Newfoundland shore question, lord
Cranborne said In the house of commons today that no negotiations were
at present procedlng on the subject
with France, but tbe government had
intimated Its willingness to take any
opportunity to adjust the long standing difficulty.
INVESTIGATION
HAS OPENED
Fourteen Citizens Were Examined Yesterday
Afternoon.
Alleged Kerr Was Dismissed
Through Undue Influence.
The investigation, into the affairs of
the police force opened yesterday at
the court room, and if the investigation continues on the lines indicated
by the tenor of the first day's evidence
it seems likely that the Inquiry will
simmer down to a question as to
whether or not the commissioner's ac
tion In not re appointing Constable
Kerr was the outcome of the Influence
brought to bear by P. J. Russell of
the Athabasca saloon Some fourteen
citizens who had affixed their names to
the petition reproduced in yesterday's
Miner were examined. None of them
had any fault to find with tho efficiency of the police force, but all regarded Kerr as an efficient officer and held
that it should be made clear as to
whether his dismissal was the outcome
of influence brought to bear by parties
who might have an axe to grind in
certain matters.
At 2.30 o'clock Mayor Fletcher, as
chairman of the board of commission-
era, opened the proceedings. Taking
np the petition presented on Wednesday he remarked that the first part of
the document appeared to be a certificate of character for Constable Kerr
and that the balance appeared to contain an implied charge that the commissioners were not fulfilling their
duty and that the police force was in-
efficient. In order to get to tbe bottom of the matter he proposed to find
out what the parties who had signed
the petition knew about the question.
The commissioners, he held, bad a
right to know what they were charged
with. The first witness called was
James Lawrence, who was duly
sworn.   His evidence was  as follows:
Q.—Can yoa give the board any evidence as to Constable Kerr.
A.—No, I don't know him.
Q.—Can you tell us anything about
the police force. Do you know of any
inefficiency?
A.—I do not.
Fred Irvine was next sworn, and his
evidence was as below:
Q.—In your opinion Is Kerr trustworthy and Is there no better man on
the force?
A.—I think be is as good as any of
the officers.
Q.—What do you know about the
Inefficiency of the police force?
A.—I know nothing.
Q.—Have you any  charges to make?
A.—None whatever.
Jacob Dover followed, but no information was secured from him beyond
the fact tna't Constable Kerr was an
efficient officer.
J,' Laing Stocks Was then sworn and
his evidence, was the first to create interest. Mr. Stooks stated that he was
satisfied that Kerr was a trustworthy
officer, adduolng as a reason for this
belief that Kerr hud carried out instructions from the late mayor at the
risk of clashing with tbe chief of police. Asked by the mayor how these
faots reached bis knowledge, the wit'
ness stated that having heard rumors
to this effect he had determined to Investigate for his own satisfaction and
had seen entries In Constable Kerr's
book which proved, the . statement.
Mr. Stocks was requested to give
names and replied that the case he referred to was that of the Athabasca
saloon where Kerr had taken action
in accordance with bis Instructions
and afterwards received a threatening
letter. In his opinion If an officer
did his duty and was then in danger
of losing bis position as a result it
was time for citizens to take some
steps.
A. J. Marks followed, testifying
that in his opinion Kerr was an excol
lent officer, and criticizing the commissioners for. replacing a man who
bad enjoyed an opportunity! of securing experience with one who, ho had
reason to believe, was wholly without experience.
Alderman John A. Irving was called but added no information to that
received previously,  i
E. E. Phalr was sworn and In the
course of his brief examination the
following was elicited:
Com. Cameron—Now Mr. Pbair did
you read that petition?
A.—Yes, that Is— er, er—well to
tell the truth I did not.
The Mayor—I am sorry, Mr. Phalr,
that you do not read documents which
you sign.
Mr. Phair—I will in future, sir.
(Laughter).
Alderman John Patterson followed,
and the principal point of his evidence
was that in his opinion it was opposed to good pulley to discharge an experienced man and substitute an inexperienced man. John A. Kirkpatrick
and ex-Alderman Chris Morrison followed. Both were of opinion that
Constable Kerr was an efficient officer,
but had no fault to find with the force
generally or the commisioners. J.
Matheson also thought Kerr a good,
trustworthy officer.
W, F. Teetzel was called, and his
evidence waB at gi eater length than
that of the preceding witnesses. It
was generally understood among tbe
citizens, Mr. Teetzel deposed, that
Kerr was diseharged because he had
reported a roulette wheel at the Athabasca saloon. Pat Russell was said
to have informed Kerr that be would
be discharged and compelled to walk
out of town, Within a couple of days
of this the commissioners met and
Russell's prediction was fulfilled, a
fact which citizens were disposed to
regard as significant.
The Mayor—Don't you know that
the instructions regarding the roulette
wheel were issued by myself?
E.C. Traves was sworn, and deposed
that while he had no complaint as to
the inefficiency of tbe police force or
against the commissioners, be had
signed the petition because be considered it was not a fair deal if an officer
was discharged for doing bis duty In
the matter between the city and Pat
Russell.
The Mayoi —Do you think?- the commissioners acted ou   Pat Russell's say,
BO?
A.—I believe that had something to
do with it.
Commissioner Selons—Where did
you obtain tins information?
A.—From Mr. Kerr himself.
J. Laing Stocks was then recalled
and requested by Commissioner Selous
to state where his information came
from. Mr. Stocks replied that originally it had not come from Mr. Kerr
though witness had afterwards cross
examined the officer. Kerr's statement
was that on hearing that a machine
was running at Russell's he had taken
steps to see if it were true. Afterwards Russell called him aside and
asked if the matter had been reported.
On being informed that a report bad
been made, Russell told Kerr be would
lose] bis job. That this had proved
correct so soon after the conversation
looked unusual, and one of the commissioners bad agreed with the witness on this point. On another occasion Kerr ordered a "piano-player"
out of town,but the man returned and
was allowed by the chief to remain,
despite orders to the contrary from the
mayor.
Ex-Constable Charles 0. Hlslop was
called.and,in reply to a query by Constable Kerr, stated that Kerr had always done his duty faithfully, never
shirked the work, had displayed excellent discretion on various occasions,
and had ever acted In a manner which
he could not too highly commend.
Chief Jarvis cross examined Hislop in
regard to a couple of instances where
the chief seemed to think Kerr had
not performed his duty properly.
W. W. Beer and Alderman W. G.
GIHctt were called but added nothing
to the Information already in band.
The mayor then called Chief Jarvis to
establish the fact that when the matter of Kerr's retention was before the
commissioners, tho members had act'
ed entirely without prejudice to tbe
officer under discussion. The inquiry
then adjourned to this afternoon at 3
o'clock.
PLACER CLAIMS INCREASED.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINEH.)
Vancouver, Feb. 28.—The B. C. government announces that tbey will Increase the size of placer claims in the
province to 250 feet square and do
away with vexatious distinction in the
classification of such claims. The
clinngos will make the British Columbia laws almost the same as the laws
of the Northwest Territories. Tbe
proposed amendments are those recommended by practical miners and
students of mining laws all over the
world; they have been submitted to
members from committees In placer
mining districts, chiefly from Atlin,
and have met with their approval.
USURY BILL
INTRODUCED
Madore Would Restrict Interest on the Smaller
Loans.
Sir Louis Davles Points Out
Objections   to  the
/Measure.
(SPECIAL TO THE MUER.)
Ottawa, Fab. 28.—In the house of
commons today Madore, in moving
the second reading of bis bill respecting money lenders, said that there was
not in Canada a law against usury
the same as in England. The law
against usury in Canada worked well
until 1853, when it was amended and
finally appealed in 185B. Since that
time money lenders have multiplied
and usury has become as common as
when the English Jaw was first introduced. Tbe bill would restrict the interest on amounts up to 8500 to 20 per
cent. It, would not affect larger
amounts. By the restricting of it to
small amouuts.lt would not be a hindrance to commerce. If the debtor is
sued and judgment obtained, tbe
money lender can only lecover 0 per
cent interest.
Mr. Fort In of Laval questioned
whether usury was of sufficient prevalence to justify the bill. He pointed
out that high rates were exacted only
from -those whose credit was poor.
The money lender took long chances
in handling the paper of such.
Sir Louis .Davies devoted his attention chiefly to showing that there
were many defects in tbe details of
the bill. He was not satisfied with
the evidence as to tbe necessity of the
motion, but offered several suggestions for its improvement shouldjlie
house favor the principle of tbe bill
He pointed ont that the bill made an
arbitrary rate of interest, the rate as
the legal rate of interest. He considered that the better plan was to allow
the courts to go into all transactions
before it, and after the evidence have
power to pronounce whether the trans -
action was an unconscionable one or
not, and deoline to give effect to such
a transaction. Sir Louis also suggested the adoption of the principle of
allowing the debtor as well as die
creditor to take a tiansaction into
court at any time. Sir Louis argued
that it might be well to adopt the
British system of requiring all money
lenders to register. It would also be
necessary to exempt from the provisions of the bill friendly societies and
building societies.
OTTAWA AND THE C. P. R.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Ottawa, Feb. 28.—The tracks of the
C. P. R. on Its western crossing of
Wellington street were this morning
torn up by order of Mayor Morris.
There was no resistance. The action
on the part of tbe city is the outcome
of the judgment of the division court
at Toronto yesterday, unanimously
dissolving the decision of Mr. Justice
I.ount to extend the Injunction obtained by the C. P. R restraining the
city from interfering with the crossing. In view of this judgment the
mayor was at liberty to carry out tbe
instructions of the city council to remove such tracks,which action, It will
be remembered, was precluded a few
weeks ago by an interim Injunction
seeuted at tne time by the railway.
ADDRESS IS AGREED TO.
Eberts Defends Turner's Railway Policy—Hawthornethwulte'i  Speech.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Victoria, Feb. 28.—Considerable Interest attached to the sitting of the
house this afternoon from the fact
that Eberts made a defence of Turner-
Ism in reply to Mclnnes, and Haw-
thornethwalte made his maiden speech.
The latter received great applauee on
both sides of the chamber and made
an excellent Impression. He indicated that he Intended to follow tne steps
of Ralph Smith of whom labor was
proud and who bad sprung from their
ranks. He said he would stand by
the rights of tbe settlers in tbe E. A
N. belt, whose case be set out briefly,
and also that, contrary to practice,
some members of the house intended
holding   Dunsmuir   himself,   and not
Turner or Eberts, responsible for the
acts of the government.
Eberts' speech was mainly a defence
of Turner's policy regarding railways
but although twitted by Mclnnes he
would not admit that a similar policy
will be adopted in the present case.
He hinted that the government, in
addition to exacting the control of
freight rates in return for subsidies
to lines, as projected in the speech
from the throne, might insist on a
part of the net revenue.
Price Ellison suggested that when
the returned volunteers wish It free
miners' certificates might be Issued
instead of land scrip, and that Strath-
cona's Horse be brought down to the
capital to act as a guard at the prorogation. The address passed without a
division
NEW ALBERN1 SMELTER.
Sound   Capitalists  Are   Now Making
Final Arrangements.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Victoria, Feb. 28.—Negotiations are
going forward for tbe establishment of
a big smelter on the Alberni canal.
The promoters of the enterprise are
Sound capitalists who are expected in
the city today when they will wait ou
Premier Dunsmuir with reference to
procuring a supply of coke from him.
The Bite has practically beeu selected
but It will not be disclosed till finally
arranged. Neill states the site is
most advantageous one, and means a
boom for all the west coast mines
which are now unable to sbip to Ta-
coinii but can easily ship from this on.
The company will not ask for a subsidy. There will be two important
shippers to it—tbe Hayes and Monitor
who are now sending ore to Tacoma—
while the Clayoquot and other properties hitherto unable to ship will also
taice advantage of the facilities provided. It is hoped a spur will be built
from the Duncans on the E. & N.
where tho Lenora and Tybee mines
are situated, to Alberni, thus bringing two more shippers immediately
tributary to the enterprise.
SMELTER AND PULP MILLS.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Vancouver, Feb. 28.—A special from
Nanaimo states that a big smelter Is
to be established on Alberni canal by
Puget Sound capitalists who have already waited upon Premier Dunsmuir
regarding coke supply. The location
is advantageous and will boom the
west coast of Vancouver island properties. There will be two immediate
shippers to it, the Hayes and Monitor.
Captain Mackenzie is responsible tor
the statement that Toronto capitalists
have instructed him to procure a site
and rights for a big pulp mill in British Columbia. The location, Capt. Mckenzie will not divulge.
DELEGATES DID NOT ARRIVE.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Greenwood, Feb. 38.—Owing to the
non-arrival of the majority of the delegates the Associated Boards of Tiade
convention was not opened this afternoon as Intended. The train was
delayed by a snow slide above Christina Lake and may not arrive till
midnight or later. It Is expected that
.he proceedings will begin on Friday
morning. Delegates from Fernle.
Kamloops, Vancouver and a few other
places arrived on  yesterday's train.
C. P. R.   PROFITS DECREASE.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Montreal, Feb, 38.—The gross earnings of the C. P. R. for January were:
82,051,015, working expenses, 81,405,-
810. Net profits, 8048,1110. In January iiwii, the net profits were 1891,509.
The decrease in net profits over the
same period last year is therefore,
for January, 843,373. ,
HALF BREED SHOT.
(SPECIAL TO THE MINER.)
Winnipeg, Feb. 28.-At Fort Pitt,
N. W. T., last night, while resisting
arrest, a balfbreed named Hamelln
was shot in tbe hip by a mounted policeman. Humelln escaped from tbe
guard room last fall.
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.
Calgary, Feb. 28.—Mrs. Graham,
wife of the proprietor of the Atlantic
hotel, attempted suicide by drinking
carbolic acid. She was saved after
six hours' exertion by tbe doctors, but
the poor woman's mouth, throat and
stomach were badly burned. Despondency over reduced circumstances
caused the attempt.
TROUBLES AT
VAN ANDA MINE
How Japanese Game to Be
Substituted for White
Labor.
Miners' Wages Were In Arrears and a Guarantee
Was Refused.
An ad. in Tbe Miner
envoys biings results.
want  column
The Miner is in receipt of the following communication from P. J.
Laud, secretary of the Texada Miners-
Union of Van Anda, B. C. In it he
gives an account of the origin of tho
troubles between the miners and the
manogement of the Van Anda mine
which culminated the other day in
the substitution of Japanese labor, as
reported In a special despatch to The
Miner.   Mr. Land says:
Will you kindly allow me the space
in the next issue of your paper to explain tbe position at the Van Anda,
Texada Island, as articles have appeared in some of our provincial dailies which are evidently misleading.
The trouble began long ago in the
neglect of tho Van Anda company to
pay their workmen for work done in
almost all departments, which culminated some six mouths ago, by the
bondholders taking hold of the property and placing the same in the hands
of a receiver. The bondholders guaranteed a fortnightly pay day, and all
went to work perfectly sutistiod.
Pay day, a previously unknown institution as far as regularity was concerned, became thereafter an established tact.
Ttien, last January, all the workmen were told that tho new company
would take possession of the works on
the 31st, and that work would not be
continued beyond that date,- nor until all matters were completed and
placed in the hands of the new owners
or purchasers.
This, as all the piovince knows,
did not take place, and, ten or twelve
days later, notices were poBted on tho
bulletin board, giving the rate of.
wages In vogue before then as the rate
to be paid In the future, with the
statement attached that pay day would
be on the 15th of each month for the
past month's services. This notice
was not signed by the receiver but by
the manager of the late company
whose property the bondholders had
taken possession of. The report was
current through tho camp that the old
company had taken possession of the
property again, which wus not an acceptable outlook for those to whom
long arrears of wages were due for
worn done under the old company's
management. Then the men were told
that no guarantee would be given for
the future wages, but that if the ore
paid that came out of the mines the
wages would be paid. No guaranteu
would he given in case of its not paying; and the geneial intention was to
do mostly development work, known
as blocking out. Under these circumstances, the men asked tor u guarantee
to secure their wages before going to
work. Then another notice was posted stating that all the employees of
the compuny were discharged, and
could go elsewhere. as the mines, If
opened again, would employ uew men,
and two days later u gung of Japanese were Bent up from Vancouver to
work In the mines.
The trouble is not a question of the
rate of wages, hut a continuation of u
fortnightly pay day under the same
agreement us during the past five
months and we ask all union and nonunion men to keep away from Texada
Island until a full settlement is arrived at. The only dispute in real fact
is baving the wages guaranteed, as
the rate of wages was fully satisfactory, and still is. P. J. LAND,
Secretary     Texada   Miners'     Union,
Western Federation of Miners.
Van Anda, 11. C, Feb. 26, 11)01.
•   •   •
Only one matter was recoided at the
government office yesterday, a transfer of a quarter interest in the Arudu
mineral claim located 3,000 feet south
of the first switchback on the Hall
Mines road by James J. Godfrey to W,
U. Smythe.
Do you want some fine stationery—
letter paper and envelopes—with the
name of your home or "Nelson, II.
C," printed thereon? The Miner can
aupply you.
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Weekly, per yoar, foreign    3 00
Subscriptions Invariably in advance.
There is every indication that before
many months have elapsed a start will
he made in establishing a wood pulp
industry in liritlsh Columbia. A
strong Vancouver company has the
matter in hand. It is reported they
have chosen as a site a point on one of
the inlets north of Vancouver.
All Chock1-- should bo made payable to tho
order of Nelson I'uiilihiiinu Company,
Limitku.
GOOD-BYE.
The annual report of the committee
of management of the Nelson Public
Library is very Interesting and it
to be hoped that the recommendations
therein made will receive due consideration by all interested in seeing this
very necessary public institution
maintained in an efficient manner.
should not take long, with conditions
of water transportation so favorable,
to take the Japanese and Chinese
markets, as well as to successfully enter the European field. "—New Westminster Columbian.
CHANGE OF  BUSINESS.
The Nelson Transfer company desire
to notify the public that we have disposed of our entire business to Messrs.
Kurtz & Williams, opeiating under
the name of the Nelson Transfer and
Freighting company. We will collect
all amounts owing to us and will discharge all obligations incurred by us.
NELSON TRANSFER COMPANY.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
We desire to inform the public that
we have this day t»ken over the business of the Nelson Transfer Company,
and will operate the same business
under the firm name of the Nelson
Transfer & Freighting Company, R.
II. Williams being manager.
KURTZ & WILLIAMS.
This morning the Kootenay volunteers for service in the Sonth African
constabulary took their departure for
the scene of their stirring duties.
They carry with them the best wishes
not only of a host of personal friends
but of tho entire people of British Columbia. It is not anticipated that
they will be called upon to plunge
into the roar and din of battle, as
the mighty conflict which hos been
waging in Sonth Africa is fast drawing to a close, and they will perhaps
only arrive in time to see the last few
serious sputterings of the campaign ;
but we are sure of one thing—they
will do their duty, whatever that may
be, and uphold the proud reputation
which the sons of Canada have established since the outbreak of the war.
Tbey will receive a very warm welcome in South Africa, welcome all the
more cordial because they will not be
regarded as "greenhorns," untried in
the duties which fail to the lot of a
soldier, but rather as specimens of the
sort of men who succeeded in winning the enconiums of the greatest
military authorities for bravery and
intelligent discipline. The Miner
wishes them a safe journey, success in
all which they may be called upon to
undertake and a speedy return to their
homes and friends.
The French Shore modus Vivendi
bill has been passed by the legislative
council of Newfoundland. The famous
dispute is thus shelved for a time,
but a final settlement cannot long be
delayed; and it is conceivable that
when such is attempted serious trouble between Great Britain and France
may result.	
The report of the operations of the
Athabasca Mining company for the
year ending December 31st last shows
a very satisfactory condition of
affairs, and it is gratifying to be told
that the prospects of the mine have
been very much benefitted by the operations of the past year and that the
outlook for the future is good.
THE COAL   SUPPLY.
In the controversy which is now
proceeding regarding the wisdom or
unwisdom of granting the application
for a charter for a railway from the
Crow's Nest coal fields south to the
United States boundary line, it huB
been demonstrated, we think, to the
least observant that there is cause for
Concern about the coal and coke supply for the Kootenay mines. It has
been shown beyond the shadow of a
doubt that mining operations have already been retarded, owing to an inadequate fuel supply,statements to the
contrary notwithstanding. It is all
very well for representatives of the
coal company to present an arrny of
documentary evidence alleged to bhow
that there has been no shortage—the
statements of the mining men affected
are so clear and explicit to the con
trary that they will not bo questioned
for a moment. In this connection it
may be mentioned right here, that the
representatives of tbe coal company
who were interviewed by The Miner
the other day made a statement regarding the situation affecting the
Silver King mine which ls,contrary to
the facts. The Miner has it ou the
authority of Capt. Gilford, manager of
the mine, that there wbb a shoitage
—four cars per week being contracted
for and only two being delivered.
But the paramount point at issue Is
the necessity for it being demonstrat
ed to the mining Interests of Southern
British Columbia that there will be
an ample supply of coal and coke to
meet the rapidly increasing demands
Once that has been shown conclusive
ly to those most vitally concerned,
questions of outside markets will bo
relegated to a position of secondary
Importance; but at present all the anx
iety which has been manifested re
garding this most important point Is
warranted, and will continue, until,
as we huve said, ample assurance shall
have been given that the needs and
requirements of this province will be
met.
We think the coast lacrosse players
who are interesting themselves In the
movement to send an All-British Co
ltiinbia team to play in Australia will
be making a very serious blunder If
they overlook tho claims of Nelson
and other Inteiior points for repre
sentution on the team. It is said that
a number of vacancies which exist
are to be filled from junior clubs at
tho const. There are several excellent
players in Nelson. Why are they not
asked to join?.
If things keep on as they aro going
It will soon be impossible for one to
go out walking in British Columbia
without running up against asmeltui.
Tbe latest scheme Is to establish one
on Alberni canal, on Vancouver Is
Jand.
Many complimentary references
have been made by citizens in respect
to The Miner's efforts to secure a
measure of reform in the operation of
the local postoffice. It is not pleasant
to feel compelled to make adverse criticism of any public institution ; and
we hope that the necessity for doing
so in this instance will soon be removed.     	
Once again the question of railwoy
passes and mileage allowance to members of parliament has been brought
up in tho house of commons. It occurs to tiB that it is a waste of time
discussing it. The railway companies
desire to extend tho courtesy of issuing passe" to the members; the latter
are willing to accept it; and there
seems no legal remedy for the prevention of such an arrangement, for if the
railway companies were prohibited
from issuing passes to members, they
would "get there" in some other way.
Home Crown
Fruit    and    Ornamental    Trees,
Hoses,     Shruos,     Vines,    Bulbs,
Hedge Plants. Seeds.
Extra choice stock of Peach, Apricot, Plum, Cherry and Prune Trees.
New importation of first-class Rhododendrons, Roses, Clematis, Bay Trees,
Hollies, etc.
80,000 to choose from. No agents
nor commission to pay. Orders dug in
one day, you get it next train. No
fumigating nor inspection charges.
Greenhouse plants, agricultural implements, fertilizers, bee supplies, etc.
Largest and most complete stock in
the province Send for catalogue or
call and make your selections before
placing your orders.    Address
M. J. HENRY Vancouver, B. C.
WHITE LABOR ONLY.
Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society.
NOTICE   OF   ANNUAL   MEETING.
In accordance with the By-laws of
the Society, the Annual General Meeting will be held in the Board of Trade
room on Tuesday March 12th at 3
p. m.
All annual subscribers of the sum of
810 are member of the Society and eligible to take part in the election of
directors for the ensuing term.
NOTICE
Notice
Annual General Meeting of the Koote
nay Lake General Hospital Socllety,
a resolution will be moved asked the
Lieutenant-Governor - in - Council to
grant a change of title from "The
Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society", to "The Nelson General Hospital Society." 'V '
F. W. SWANNELL,
Secretary.
OF CHANGE   OF   TITLE,
is   hereby given that at the
GURRENT COMMENT
ANOTHER PLEA   FOR KOOTENAY.
The latest plea for a helping hand to
the mining industry of Kootenay is
that made by Mr T. G. Blackstock, of
Toronto, to the government at Ottawa.
Mr. Blackstock is best known to mining interests from his connection with
the War Eagle company, but his representations are for the benefit of the
mine operators of the Slocan, quite as
much us for that of his fellow investors ill Rossland properties. Mr.
Blackstock asks for a bounty to be
paid by the Dominion government to
make it possible to carry on lead refining in Canada, and in the memorial
he has presented ho makcB out a very
strong case.
The Slocan ores, with their large
propoition of lead, are the kind required for the profitable smelting of
the gold-copper product of tlio Ross-
land distiict, and apart from the necessities of the moment, it will bo following the course of nature to combine the products of the Slocan and
of Rossland for treatment in home
smelters. In any case, the patriotic
Impulse would be to use every influence to secure the institution oi the
strengthening of this industry at
home. Mr. Blackstock's appeal,
however, Shows more pressing demand
for the intervention of tbe govern
mint, since the always discouraging
conditions confronting this Industry
have now become ho serious that there
is no Held of profit open to Canadian
miners.
In the past, our load ores have been
sold readily to United States smelterB
willing to pay an approach to a fair
price for them, because they were
needed to flux the dry ores of the mining communities to the south. But
the American Smelling tf, Refining
Company has lately acquired a monopoly of tho smelting interests, nnd
though the Canadian ores are no less
needed under the new conditions, the
monopoly has set Its own and a much
lower price upon them, knowing that
the Canadian operators must tnke
whatever 1b offered, or have no pur
chaser. Mr. Blackstock, and those for
whom he speaks, therefore move for
the establishment of refineries on the
Canadian side, and they ask the government to come to the rescue with a
bounty, limited in amount, time and
quantity as upon inquiry may be
found advisable. "Once established,"
tbe memorial says, "the Canadian refiner ics should be able to take cure of
themselves. Without assistance In the
beginning, no one would dare to go to
the expense which the erection of a
modern refinery would entail."
There would be no lack of market
for the Canadian product. It Is no
cause for regret that the American
duty shuts us out of the. United States,
for their home product is more than
sufficient for their market. The con
sumption in tho Dominion is so small
that that, too, cuts no figure in the
calculations. But, as Mr. Blackstoock
says, " Europe and the East can take
ajl that we can  produce.   »   *   *   It
DRINK
THE BEST
_BEER
Anheuser-
Busch
Si. Louis
Lager
To be had wholesale at Nelson.
A.B.
P.   Rifchet
CO.] Ltd.
GRAY, Baker st
Kootenay Agent.
&
Nelson
China_Hall
Telephone 261.
Wo  have just opened up a
large  assortment of .  .   .
HAVLLAND CHINA,
WEDGEW00D
JARDENLERES,
and other novelties.
IcFlBUitBBOCDUl
First Door West of C.P.R. Offices.
BAKER   STREET,
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1 Have you tried the new plug |
( smoking tobacco? It gives a |
I cool fragrant smoke without §
1 nipping the tongue. Its name is |
(SMOKING)
HUDSON'S BWf
COMPANY,
ana
4ICORPOR**** Wife
New Goods
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
£00 Line
FIR-T-OLASS   SLEEPERS ON AI.L
TRAINS FROM REVELHTOKE
AND KOOTENAY LANDING.
Also TOURIST CARS passing  Dun-
more Junction daily for St. Paul, Saturdays for Montreal and Bolton, Mondays and Wtdnosdays   for Toronto,
S me cars  pass  Revelsloke  one  day
earlier.
PLUG
SPRING 1901
and your dealer sells it.   It is union made |
in a union factory and each plug carries |
the   blue   label.     It   is  really  the   best |
tobacco value you can possibly get. |
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1
OHUnCH DIRECTORY.
8. 8AVJOUKB (KnOMSHJ CUUHOH—OOfOM
Ward and Htllca BU. Sunday**: Holy Communion B a. m.; and on tho lot and 3rd Sundayh
in the month after Matting; Ifattlnn at 11 a.m.;
sniidmy School 2,30 p.m : Kvgiihoiik 7.30. Daily:
Man Inn tit. 0.3G a. m. Thurndays and Balnt'tt
Daytn Holy Communion 10 a. m, Fridays:
KvonHnng 7.30 p. in., followed by choir prao-
tico. H. 8. Afcehuret, Rector. Fred Irvine,
Goo. Johimton*1, Wardens.
Catholic Church-Corner^Ward and Mill
HtroetM Muhh (ivory Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m
Benediction at 7.30 p.m.   Mown every week day
at 7.15 a.m.   Rev.  Father FerUnd Hoc! or.
PiiKBHYTKltlAN ('iii'hui -Servlceaat, H a.m
and  7.30   p.m.     Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayer mooting Thursday evening at 8
afar   " ■  -        * * ■
y i
PaHtor.
ChrlHtian Endeavor Society iimoU uvury Ti
day evening  u(i H  o'clock1.    Rev.
V
-.. -ue».
R. Frew,
MKTHoniBT Church—Comer Silica and
Josephine StreoU.   Horvlces at It i\.m. and 7.8T
fi. m. ; Babbath School, 2,30 p.m.; Prayer meet
iik on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock: Kpwortb
LaagiioC, K„ nnawMII.ni Iter. J. II.
White, Pastor. Residence, Josephine street
roar of clmrch.
Salvation Ahmy—Borvlo s every evening
at 8 o'oloch In barrookti on V otorl     street
All tnrltuit. Kdlf-onmho In r-harun.
Baptist Ohukch — Scrvloes morning Add
evening at 11a.m. and 7.W p.m.; Prayer meet.
lng Tlnnwlny evening at 8 p.m. the II. Y
I'.IJ. Tuesday evening ni. 8 o'clock. Strangers
onrdlally welcomed Iter, U. J. Coulter White
Pat tor,
Science and art
are the forces which
combine to make
our Photographs
the admit ation of
all impartial critics.
QUEEN STUDIO,
Baker Street,
The DAILY MINER
WILL BE DELIVERED TO
Subscribers in Kaslo
Every morning immediately
on arrival of steamer, at the
rate of '     ,
75 Gents per Month
Subscriptions to be left
with the agent,
D.  J.  YOUNG.
GAMBLE & O'REILLY
Baker Street.
Real Estate and insurance Agents.
FOR SALE
Three lots and bungalow, 5 rooms
and bathroom, with all modern improvements, electric light fixtures
complete, good locality, good view.
Situation, Hoover Street, near Josephine.    Easy terras.
Lot 6, Block 5, Bogustown, with 5-
roonied bouse, new, S'.ir.o.
Mill Street—Lot and 0-roomed house
with bathroom, modern conveniences,
plumbing complete, 811)00: r>x rent for
825 per month.
C.W.WEST&CO.
Coal and Wood.
Agent* Imperial Oil Oo. Ltd.
Blairmore Coal,    -    $6.75
Crow's  Nest  Coal,   $6.15
Anthracite,    -    -    $10.75
DELIVERED.
No order can bo accepted unlesi
accompanied by cash.
Office Corner Hall and Baker Street*.
TEUPHONK nil
WADDS    BROS..
PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Baker Street,
NELSON.   -   -   B.C.
A. R. BARROW, a. m. l o.b
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Corner Viotori* and Kootenay Bta.
P. O. Box 600. Telephone No. 95
F. O. GREEN       F. 8. CLEMENTS
GREEN & CLEMENTS
Civil Engineers and Provincial Land
Surveyors.
P. O. Box US
Volson   B. a
SILVER KING MIKE
Will pay the highest cash price for all
kinds of second band goods. Will boy
or sell anything from an anchor to a
needle. Furniture, stoves, carport*,
cooking utensils, bought in household
quantities. Alio oaat off clothing.
Call and see me or write. Address
Silver King Mike, Box 800. Hail
Street. Nnl«nn. V  'i
About that second hand article of
yours. You'll sell It If you'll advertise
it in The Miner want column.
YOU NEED
One of These
Whittaker's Almanac.
The N. Y. Woild Almanac.
Canadian Almanac.
New  Vork Clipper  Annual.
Office Diaries, 1901.
The Great Boer War. By
A. Conan Doyle. Cloth,
$1.50.
The Eldredge B. Sewing
Machine. (Ball Bearing.)
$30.00.
Canada Drug and
Book Co., Ltd.
K.-W.-C. BLOCK.
H. & M. BIRD
Agent! far Eureka nineral Wool an4
Asbestos Co.
Insurance 00. ot North America, Mutual Ufa
Insurance Go., of New Vork, Quebec
Fire Assurance Co.
REAL ESTATE. MONEY TO LOAN.
FOB SALE.
Capt. Troup's  house   and four
lots ou Stanley  Street.    Full
particulars on application.
7-Roomed house, and lot on Carbonate St., close  to  Hall St.
All modern conveniences 81500 00
Two good, level lots on  Nelson
avenue,  Bogustown  375 00
Mrs.   Snowden's residence   on
RobBon street
50-foot corner on Latimer St... 525 00
Two 25-foot  lots  In   Block 40,
Latimer  street  500 00
FOB RENT.
Cottage on  Stanley  street 815 00
'1-Roomed cottage   on   corner of   ■
Ward and Uore Streets  12 00
New house on Water Street     15 00
LODGE MEETINGS.
a    NELSON LODGE    No. 23, A. F. & A
^/\*M. meets second Wednesday in each
»VV\ month.  Visiting brethera welcome.
I. O. O. r. Kootenay Lodge.
No. 18, meets every Monday night,
at their »I»U, Kootenay street
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
John ATMoIUe. N.O.   D. W. Rutherford, V.O.
Fred J. Squire, Per. Sec.
Kootenay Tent No. 7, K. O. T. M„ hold their
regular meetings In Fraternity Hall, I. O. O. F.
block, on the lit and 3rd Thursdays of each
n.onth. Visiting brethren cordially Invited to
attend. G. A. Brown, It. K.; A. 1'. Purdy, Com.
K. JjSteol, D. 8. C,
NHLSON L. O. L. No. 1092 meets In Fra
ternlty Ball on f rut and third Friday evenings
of oaoh month at 8 o'clock. VUiting member*
cordially Invited. W. W. Bradley. W. K.
A.M Inly, U.S.
NKL80S LODGE  No.116, K. of P.
MneetH In K. of P. hall, Oddfellows block
aevorv   Tuesday ^evening at 8 o'clock
r/All visiting knights cordially  Invited
H. M. Vincent, O.C.
A. T. I'ahk. K. of R. and a
NELSON AERIE No. 22, F. O. B„ moots
every second and fourth Wednesdays of each
month. Visiting members cordially lnrii,
Charles ProsMir. Secretory.
Meets every 2nd
Nelson Encampment No. 7. ..	
and tth Friday of eaoh month, In Odd Follows
Hall, coiner Bakor and Kootenay streots,
Nelson. A. H. Clements, C. P.; D. MoArthtu
R. S.  Visiting brothers always welcome.
COURT KOOTENAY, I. O. F„ No. Sl».
Meetings ith Thursday of month. Fraternal
hall, J A Irving O R.  P: R. Fl tuning. R. 8.
NELSON'S
BON8. OF
QUEEN
ENGLAND,
NO.   241
meets
We have just received and opened up two cases
of. ... .
for
A   POINTER
your  eastern  trip is to see
your
ticket reads via Canadian Pacific.
5
Daily
Trains and Steamers Depart.
qq   ) Steamer for Kootenay Lacd-
lai and 3rd Wednesday evenings of
eaoh month at Fialernliy hall,
corner of Baker and Kootenay
street*. Visiting brethern cordially Invited.
Jwm WaTfKW, Secretary.
Ladies'
Spring
and
Summer
Costumes
In Plain and
Fancy nus-
lins.   .   .   .
iog   and   eastern  points
Cion's Nest Itnute.
8:00 ITruin for Kossland, Grand
Ex 8un J Forks, Greenwood,Midway,elo
0:00 I Train for Slocan City, Slocan
Ex Sun ) points, and Sandoii.
10.00 I Steamer for Kaslo and inter-
Ex Suu ( mediute points.
18-40 ) Train for Rossland, Naknsp,
n .:* • EevelBtoke, main line and
V "y    ) Pacifiic Coast Points.
For Time Tables, Kates and full information call ou or address nearest Local Agent, or,
R. W. Drew, Depot Agent. \ Nelson, B. O.
It. L. Broivn, City Agent. /
E. J. COYLE,
A U. P. Agent,
Vbbwh.. r
Spokane Falls A
Northern R'v.
Nelson  & Fort
Sheppard R'v.
Red Mountain R'v.
These are the Newest Out,
and are really beautiful and
artistic in pattern and makeup, and represent shades and
styles to suit every complexion, figure and taste.
An inspection is respectfully invited.
HUDSON'S
BAY
STORES.
Corner Baker and Stanley Streets
NELSON, B. C.
The . .
Breadmaker
Is   as
in our
much interested
Hungarian
Flour:.:
as the bread-winner.    There is sat
sfaction and economy in using it.
Made of the best Manitoba wheat
and by the best workmen, insure
its 'quality and by the latest improved methods which insures its
cheapness.     	
KlrkDltrlck & Wilson
KOOTENAYCOFFEE CO
Our Fresh Boasted Coffee BeBt of
Quality, as follows:
Java and Arabian Mocha, per pound 9 40
Java and Mocha Blend, 8 pounds  100
Fine Santos, i pounds 1 00
Santos BlendL/ pounds  1 00
Our SpeoialBIend, 6 pounds  106
Our KJo HoaaW 6 pounds 1 00
A TBIAI OBDI« MUCITEB.
SALESROOMS:
2 DOORS EAST OF ODDFELLOWS
BLOCK, W. BAKER ST.
rfBLSOrt,        -        U. C.
CRUCIBLE CA»T STEEL
WIRE ROPE
7-8 Ineh diam. $ 13.5(1 per 100 feet. Km
immediate delivery in NoW
apply.
The only all rail route between
all points east, west and south to
Rossland, Nelson and intermediate
points; connecting at Spokane with
Great Northern, Northern Pacific,
and O. R. & N. Co.
Connects at Nelson with steamer
for Kaslo and all Kootenay lake
points.
Connects at  Meyer's  Falls  with
stage daily for Republic,   and  connects at Bossburg with stage  daily
for Grand Forks and Greenwood.
Leave DAY TRAIN Arrive
8:00 a.m Spokane 6:40 p.m.
11:50 a.m Rossland tt:10 p.m.
7:00 a. m Nelson 7:18 p. m.
NIGHT TRAIN.
0:46 p.m Spokane 7:00 a.m.
11.00 p.m Rossland 7:00 a.m.
H. A, JACKSON, G.-P. ft T.A.
Spokane  Waab
G. K. TAOKABURY,
Atrent. Nelson, B.O
Atlantic S. S. Lines.
From Portland, Me.
Dominion Lino Vancouver March II
Dominion Line Dominion March 23
Allan Lino Numiilian March IS
Allan Line Corinthian March 111
Allan Line Sicilian March 27
From at. John, N. B.
Beavor Line Montfort March 8
Hoavor Line Lake Champlatn March 15
Beaver Line steamers cull at Halif ix ono
day later.
From New York
Cunard Lino Ktruria  March U
Cunard Line Lucania March 9
Cunard Line Unibria Marsh IS
White Star Line Teutonic March (1
White star Lino Germanic March 13
White Star Uno Majestic March 20
American  Line Vauurland MarchO
American Line St. Louis Murch 13
American Lino New York March 20
N. G. L. Kaiser Wilholni derUrosse..March 5
N. ti. L. Lahn March 26
From Boston
Cunard Lino Ivcrnla MarchO
Dominion Line Commonwealth March 13
Passages arraogod to and from all European
points. For rates, ticko;s and full information
apply to C. p. It. depot agent or H. L. Brown
City Passenger Agent, Nelson, B. C.
W. P. F. CUMMING8,
General »o»it.. C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg,
NOTICE OV DISSOLUTION.
Notice is hereby given that James
QUI of the City of Nelson, lumber
merchant, did on the 31st day of December, HUM), retire from the "Fair-
view Lumber Company" (carrying on
business at Nelson), as a partner
therein, and that he will not bo responsible for any debts incurred by
said eompany since said dissolution.
Dated at Nelson, 11. C, this 18th
day of February, A. D., 1901.
JAMES (JILL,
Per Elliot & Lennie his solicitor*.
REISTERER & CO.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Poller,
DBOF IN AND SEE US.
Keleoo. B. 0.
PATENTS
Caveats, Designs, Copyrights and
Trade Marks obtained in Canada
and all foreign countries.
TRETH3WEY & BRITTAIN,
Room 3, Bank of British North
America, Hastings Street, Vancouver.
CALL ON THI
NELSON WINE CO.
a bottle, a dozen, or a barrel of
RY BEER as It is the host and
npost   on    the    market.    Also  try  our
WINES,    LIQUORS    and    OIQARS.
PRANK
Telophon    Rs
A. TAMBLYN. MamtM.
B«V»f flt.   Nelson. B. O
Canada Permanent and Western Canada Mortgage
Corporation,
head office toronto, ont.
Honey to loan on Straight Mortgage.
Apply to O. h. LKNNOX, Faker St.
Nelaon.
--#»!
^WKVVMUPMi
 Nelson Daily Miner, Friday, Ma,rch it 1901
Why the Captain Didn't Car*.
There whs a tremendous storm at sea.
Everybody wis fear erased bu: the cap.
tain, who sat reading a book in the cabin.
A passenger went to him and told hi in
the ship was Going down and all would
be drowned.
"1 don't care," the old salt replied,
without lifting his eyes from his hook, "I
bat got von ouncer in my stomach and I
die In ilz weeki any rajr."-Detrolt Free
IN JAPANESE M0TSL8.
■hoes Are Left In thi Aren, and
Gaests Live Uollhouee Fashion.
It Is a novel affair, even to the traveled
foreigner. The entrance is usually a little area, which is practically an extension,
of the street or sidewalk and defined by .1
low platform or raised floor. From this
modest eminence the proprietor and those
shout him greet the new guest with profound bows, their foreheads touching the
floor repeatedly. There is no showy office, no high desk, no lordly clerk, no big
honk for the guests' autograph—only a
liltlo (able about 14 inches high, with an
inkslone, suggesting that here the accounts ore made up. But the guest may
nut yet ascend. His shoes must be left
in the area. That explain! Its shoesliop
appearance.
Quick servants promptly assist In the
correction of his understandings, bringing sandals or slippers if he is tinsup.
plied; then, preceded by his traveling effects, he is led to his apartment. He observes that the stairs are without rails
•nd that the female servants make their
steep accent much as a child would, often using their hands as well as their
feet. Ours is a "ten mat" room—that is,
It requires ten mnts, each three feet by
six feet to cover, or rather to form, the
Boor. The mat is made of woven straw,
overlaid with ordinary matting and finished, with a firm border. Beiug soft and
yielding under the foot, It is comparatively noiseless.
The furniture? A dainty doll table 12
Inches high, a little lacquer tray with 1
tiny tcspot and two small cups and saucers, two floor cushions and a wall scroll
—that is all. The sole heating apparatus
Is a box of ashes with a nest of coals.
Tkside the coals Is a teakettle. Between
us and the snowstorm raging outside
there is, first, a wall of sash filled with
translucent paper, then a narrow hallway, then a sliding sash tilled with
glass. A linger thrust on either of three
sides and your every movemeut Is visible
from without. Locks? What good? All
the doors are paper and work in slides,
and all the windows sre doors.
Everything slides. Do you want the
servant? Clnp your hands smartly,, and
then comes from somewhere above, below or around a "H-i-i-i-i-i-i," and sandaled feet are quickly sliding toward
you. At the sound of the sliding door
you only look to Bee her or him approaching you on sliding knees; st least, so it
seems. Your commands are received by
the polite waiter in that attitude, and
the disappearing is after the fashion of
the approaching. Dispose of yourself as
best you can. The little platform at the
end of the room, with your roll of rugs,
may give you relief from standing or sitting on your heels.
I have been fortunate enough thus far
to be entertained where a chair could be
had for the asking. But when one comes
to meals, which are served in one's room,
It is quite a condescension from the foreign chair to the little Japsnese table.
"Foreign food" also is to be found in the
best hotels—beefsteak, chicken, butter,
eggs, potatoes. One can get on very well
with such "hardships" If they are not
spoiled in tho cooking. — Northwestern
Christian Advocate.
The Darky Roustabout.
"I was down on the river front tbe other day," sold a veteran stcsmboatman,
•"and heard some negro roustabout singing the 'Gen'el Jackson' song. It was the
first time I had heard the thing for years,
and you hare no idea how it carried me
back to old times. This is the way it
runs:
"Gen'el Jackson mighty man—
1 Whavr, my kingdom, fir. away!
',!        He flght on sea, an lie flgkt on Ian'—
'* Whaw, my kingdom, Ore away I
"Oen'el Jackson find da trail—'
I Whaw, my kingdom, fire awayl
Us make a fort wid cotton halo—
Whaw, my kingdom, Sre awayl
"There were other verses, I believe, but
thoBe two were the most popular,  and
back In the sixties and early seventies
you  could  hear the deckhands droning
them  at every  landing.    I have often
wondered why it was that the old time
roustabout songs have so entirely disappeared.   Tbe river negroes still chant at
their work, of course, but, like the girl la
the ballad, they 'do not sing tbe old songs
—the songs of long ago.'   Another favorite that I remember had this refrain:
"Heava awayl   Heave awayl
I'd rather court a yellow gtl
, Than work for Henry Clay I
"Ton can still hear'that sung on the
levee occasionally, but very rarely."—
New Orleans Times-Democrat
' Itrles In Weddlna Masts.
"It is generally supposed that women
regard their wedding rings as sacred,"
remarked a Chestnut street jeweler yesterday, "but as a matter of fact they
don't. Superficially they may give you
this impression, but when you come right
down to it they don't let a little matter
like sentiment stand in the way of style.
Btyle in wedding rings? Why, to bo sure.
The ring that is now used is a narrow cir-
elet of gold which looks like little more
than a guard for the other rings on the
finger. But that Isn't the point. What 1
want to emphasise is the fact that women who were married years ago and
whose wedding rings are the old style,
massive affairs are, coming in evory day
to have them altered to conform to the
present style.-,Kren elderly women with
married daughters of their own seem to
have little sentiment In tho matter and
have their heavy bands shaved down to
the size required by the present fashion."
—Philadelphia Record.
A Pleasant Call.
"Yes, ma'm, th' mistress Is out. Wslt.
That's her telephonin now. Sit down in
tho parlor a bit while 1 talk wld her."
(At the telephone)—"Yis, ma'am, It'a
me. Has anybody called? Yis, ma'am.
Two old lndicB. Their names? I' didn't
ax 'em. One has red hair, an her face Is
smeared over wld paint. The other Is fat
an donmpy, an she's growin a foine doo-
blo chin. Yes'm, they're here now.
What's that? You know 'em. Eh! Say
that slower, please.   I will.   Ooodby."
She turns to the callers. "Mistress has
Just telephoned me," she said with a rare
smile. "She says telephone me just as
soon as the old cats have gone, an I'll
come home. I'm only around the corner."
—Cleveland Plain Denier.
THE  MINER'S  WANT PAGE
FOR SALE OR RENT
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the mi." of tint! otint a word por insertion. No
advert! He in RnL taken (or low than 25 cents
Situation Wmitod advertisonunts inserted
three times free of charge.
WANTED
WANTED.—The   reader to know that
if he   reads   this,   other people will
read his ad, in this column.
FOR   BE N'T.—Cellar.    Apply    Eoyal
Hunk of Canada,
i''OU SALE.—Second   band   piano  in
good   older.    Will be  tuned   before
delivery.    Apply R. \V.  Day,   Madden
Hlock.
FOli SALE.—lot  on   Vernon   street,
bringiii";   in   ground   rent   uf $'J5 a
month. (9000,    Apply If.   W. Day.
ROOMS   'I'll   LET.—Gleiiieiit-llillyiir
block.    Apply Tramway  company's
otliee.
FOB    SALE.—Two    Smith-l'ruiniers,
one Densmore, one Remington, good
condition.     Apply  W. L. T.,  C. r\R.
Telegraph ollice.         '
EOR SALE—A new bouse., ten rooms,
very convenient,with all modern improvements.   Apply A. E. Clarke, corner of Stanley and" Carbonate   Street.
KOK BALE—Second hand safe. Cheap.
Apply J. J. Walkei, jeweler.       	
FOR RENT—Bulldltig formerly used
as cottage hospital. Seven medium
sized rooms, two exceptionally large
rooms. Modern conveniences. Apply
A. 11. Sherwood.
WESTERN Canadian Employment
Office, Victoria St., P. 0. Hox 711.
Phone 270. Wants—Tie makers, axe
men and tie loaders. Top wages, out
of town. Female girl for general
housework out of town. Nuise girl in
town, also girl 15 . years old to help
with general housework.
Applications for positions. First
class hotel cook and good camp cook.
Female, good chambermaid, and one
good girl for housework.
MISCELLA NEOUS
A PERFECT fitting ladies tailor system luught, cuts bias darts and seamless waists.    Peters &. Dynes, Broken-
Hill Hlock.
LOST—On Saturday  evening, pair  of
eye glasses and  gold chaiu.    Finder
will oblige by leaving at Miner Office.
WANTED.—Position   as cook in hotei
or restaurant by   a  woman.   Apply
IS.-l, Miner office.
WANTED.—Situation    by   man   and
wife,   to  cook for a camp, (experienced) apply F. W„ Miner office
WANTED.—Ry young man   21   years
'of   age   position   of any kind.    Address, B.-2, Miner office.
FIRST-CLASS   Room and   Hoard,   in
private   family,   reasonable   terms.
Apply on Silica street, two doois west
of Ward.
MAI'S OF BOUNDARY COUNTRY.—
Randolph Stewart's new map, showing all surveyed mineral-claims. $l.r><)
euch.    R. W. Day, Madden Hlock.
PRIVATE rooms and   board.    Heated
throughout.     Use  of   bath.    Apply
Mrs. Reilly, one door above Postofflce.
DRESSMAKING and plain sewing by
tbe day.    Address  Miss Uanex, Box
567, Nelson.
TRAINED NURSE  open   to   engagements.    Mrs. Seton, Silica Street.
FOR   SALE.—Organ'in   good   condition.    Address .I.-l, Miner office.
It.  Vt. H.H-S   LIST.
FOR SALE.—A snap, 7-roofned house,
bath, pantry, at corner of Silica and
Cedar street, .81,785.    For full particulars apply at ^fHce^
FOR SALE.—Two lots and 0-roomed
house, bathroom, cellar, etc. Large
Uitchen range in place, cost $3,500.
House piped for gas all sauitaiy improvements. Full particulars apply
office. R. W. Day.   83000.	
FOR SALE.—Lot 3, block 4,   eub-div.
182, 50x130, 8250.
CAN PROCURE Tenants for the fol
lowing, must be near town. Six
roomed house, all modern convent
ences, 825; 7-roomed house, all modern
conveniences, 825; 5-roomed house.all
modern conveniences, 825.
It. w, DAY, Madden Block.
C. D. J. CkUUstlB,
Land, Loan, and Insurance Agent.
FOR SALE—7-roomed   houfee. modern
conveniences three blocks from postofflce.    Very cheap. 	
FRO SALE.—Two lots hear car barns,
only 8000. ■    '   ;«">	
FOR BALE.—7>-roomed,;niodern house,
2-room   cabin on. 30  ft lot,   three
blocks from poptoffice, fb»r a few days
at 82,550.    , r_i	
FOR RENT.—4-roora,     8-room,    and
7-rootn bouses,
FOR SALE—The finest   location for a
j large residence in the city.
«'. I>. J. >imiSTIK, Baiter aired.
FOR RENT—Piano.   Also  wanted to
buy several  bed room   sets.    Apply
Room 4, K.-W.-C. block,	
FOR SALE OR RENT.—The desirable
residence of Mr. F. W. Peters. Seven,
rooms and all modern improvements.
Apply-to Hi A. . Langford, Nelson
Electric Tramway office, Macdonald
block. ,
FOR     SALE—Household     furniture,
including new six hole  steel range,
Address W.  II. O.,   office.
WANTED.—Old rags, must be   clean.
Apply Miner office.
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Want Page and you will get
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WANTED.—A piaetical miner wants
place in or "around amine, where,
wife could cook for crew Up to 20
men. No encumbrance. References if
required. Address, J. A., Box" 391,
Kaslo, B. C.
WANTED.— Two furnished rooms for
light housekeeping.   Address M   1,
Miner office.
COPPER—COPPER—COPPER—Copper
mines and prospeots wanted. Send
samples and report to Tbe Prospectors'
Exchange, Room 4, K.-W.-C. block,
Nelson, B. C, Phone, 104. P. O. Box
No. 700. -   '
NELSON Employment Agency, Baker
St., J. H. Love.
WANTED-Pirst   class ' hotel    eook.
Waitress.   Girl for housework.   Tie
makers.   '
WANTED.—Position as bookkeeper at
mine or Other occupation   required,
Joseph .Jones, Miner office.	
WANTED.—A stenographer of experience—Address K-2, Miner Office.
Kootenay Railway and Nav.
Company, Ltd.
Operating
KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY,
INTERNATIONAL NAV. & TRAD. CO Ltd
BEDLINCITON & NELSON RY.
KOOTENAY VALLEY RY.
hortest and quick est route to the East and all
paints on tin) O. It. and N. and Northern
Pacific KailwajH In Washington,
Oregon, ana tho Southern
States.
KASLO & SLOGAN RY.
Passongor train for Sandon and way station*
leaves  Kaslo at 8 a. in., daily.    Returning-,
leaven Sandon at 1,19 p.m., arriving at Kaslo
%* 3.65 run. .'      .
INTERNATIONAL NAV. ft TRAD. CO,
Operating on Kootenay Lake and River.
8 S. Kiwlo loaves Kntilo dally at 8 a in; loaves
'•Hot Buy dally at 11:15 a in: arrives Kufkonoojt
daily at 11:15am. Itoturnlng. leavon Kunkp
nook dally at Mill) n m; loavon Pilot Bay dally
at 2:30 fa Si arrives KbhIo dally at 1pm.
S.S. Internal lohil leaves Nolson dally at 7
a m; loaves Pilot Bay dally at 0:15 a m; arrives
Kaslo dally at 10:1* a in. Returning, leaves
Kaslo daily ut 1 p in: leaves Pilot liny dally at
-2::H) p in; arrives Nolson dally at l:'l" p m.
B. k N. and K. V. Hys.
Passenger train loaves Kuekonook for Spokane daily on arrival of steamer* Kaslo, connecting at Honnor's Ferry with Oroat Northern
lis or, oust bound.
Loaves Spokane tor Kuskonook dully at 0:25
a in, making dlreot connection at Kuskonook
with steamer Kaslo for Nelson and Kaslo.     .
Btoamers call at principal landings in both
directions, and at other points when signalled.
Tlokota sold t o all points In Canada and the
United States.
To ascertain rates and full information ad-
lresBt
ROBERT IRVINU.
w*n»arnj. Kaslo, B.   C
O. K Tackahury Local Agent.
D. J. DEWAK, J.yP,
Fotary Publio, Oonrejanuer."
FOR  SALE. -
83,250 buys  house that rents for WOO
per annum. ■•>
81,0.10 takes  house and  two  lots,   A
SNAP.
SLOfiO buys  house    and    1st,     stone
foundation.
81,050 buys  cottage   and  'ot,  Mines
road, easy terms...   .
81,550 takes 8-roomed   house with lot,
75x75, corner Latimer and Cedar
Btreets.
List   your   property   with   me  for
quick sales.
Loans on   improved   property,   low
rtteti
Hou»es'to let,- coll******* nade. .
.iM in) £nilrlj
dwP
GREAT NORTHERN
RAILWAY.
N°»
NONE BETTER.
SOLID VEBTIBULED TRAINS.
PALAOE DINING AND 0B8EBVATI0H
OABS.-MEALS a la OABTE.
Close connection East and Westbound at Spokane wiUitiiiins of the
trains of the Spokane Falls and Northern Railway.
Direct connection at St. Paul with
out change of depot with all trains for
Chicago, Toronto. Montreal, New York
and all points West and South.
Leave* Spokane daily for East at 10:15 a.m
Leaves Spokane daily lor West at 7:15 p-m
West-bound trains make direct con
nectioh for Victoria and Vancouver
Portland, nan Franciecp, and all points
on the Sound.
' 'During; the season of navigation East
bound trains connect at, Duluth with
the^magnificent steamships North West
«nd North-Land of the Northern Steamship Oottipany Line, operated in connection with the Great Northern Railway.'
For further information, maps, folders, etc., apply to any agent of Spokane
Falls ft Northern Ry., Kaslo & Slocan
Ry., Kootei ai Railway A Navigation
Co., or to
F. I..WRTTNEY.   H. A. JACKSON,
G«nl. Past, ft Tkt. Agt... Oom'cl Agt.
'8t. Paul. Miri      Spokane. Wash
And ad. in The  Miner want column
always brings results.
HOLD—GOLD-QfJLD.—Free . milling
gold mines and prospects wanted.
Send samples anclTreports to Andrew
Rosen berger, Room 4, K. W.-C. block.
Nelson, R. C, Phiine 104. P. O. Box
No. 100.
CHILDRKN'S CLOTHES-Fancy work
and masquerade-costumes made and
rented.    (Ireen's    tenement   in   alley
between Josephine arid Hall. .
THE ANGLE LAMP—No   smoke,   no
smell, no trouble, light   that   never
tails.    Address   Charles  Burt,   agent,
NelBon.
MANDOLIN,—VIOLIN.-French Language.    Lessons by C. Leblanc.   Silica   street,     opposite    St.    Saviour's
church.
THE PROSPECTORS' EXCHANGE is
the only placo in Rritish Columbia
where prospectors can exhibit samples
of their ore to the mining public. No
charges made for exhibiting your ore,
and listing vour ,propeit.y.■ Room 4,
K.-W.-C. Block, Nelson, B. C. Phone
104.
WHOLESALE
HOUSES
NELSON, B. C.
AERATED AND MINERAL WATERS
rpHORPK & CO. Limited-Corner Vernon
X and Cedar dtreut*, Nolson—Manufaciur-
erd of and wholesale dealers in aoratod watert.
and fruit syrups. Solo agents for Halcyon Hut
Springs mineral water.  Telephone 00.
XTKL80N SODA WATKIt KACTORV-
jL3| N. M. Cummins, Lessee—Evory knowi,
variety of soft drinks. P O Box 88. Telephone
No. 81. Hoover Street, Nelson, Bottlers of the
famous St, Leon Hot Springs Mineral \V..t.er.
ARCHITECTS
CANE & MACDONALD III. Cane, Janie.-
A. Macdonald)—Architects and superintendents, Broken Hill Block, corner Bakor ana
Ward Streets, Kelson.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
HJ. EVANS ft CO.—Baker Street, Nel-
• son—Wholesale dealers In liquors, cigars, cement, iti-t: brick and lire cluy, water
pipe and tteel rails, and general couimissloi.
merchants.
GRAIN, HAY AND CEREALS
BRACKMAN-KEK M1LL1NU CO., i/TD.-
Wholesale aud retail dealers in grain,
hay, flour, feed. Mills at Victoria,-Now Westminster; Edmonton, Alto. Elevators on Calgary ana Edmonton Radway. Manufacturer,-
of the celebrated B. & K. brand cereals.
GROCERIES
A MACDONALD & Co.- -Corner Fron
• and Hall Utreets—Wholesale grocer,-
and jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, booto,
rubbers, mackinaws and minors' sundries.
LUMBER
1VJ KLBON SAW AND PLANISH M1LL-
_Ll Oltleo corner Hall aud Kront streets.
Nelson—Lumber, ceiling, (looting, and every
thing In wood tor building purposes. Get our
prices.   Correspondence solicited.
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
t» BURNS ft Co.-Baker Street, Nelson-
A • Wholesale dealers in fresh and cured
meat*.   Cold Storage
WEST    KOOTENAY    BUTCHER   OO.-
Baker Street, Nelson-Wholesale deal
ers In fresh and cured meats.
HARDWARE & MINING   SUPPLIES
LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO-Baker
gtreet, Nelson — Wholesale dcolais in
hardware, miners' supplies, sporting goods.
oto,
M'LACHLAN BROS. (Successors to Vancouver Hardware Co, Ltd.) Baker Street,
Nelson—Wholesale dealers In hardware and
mining supplies, plumbers' and tinsmiths' supplies.
NELSON   HARDWARE   CO.-Wholesale
paints, oils and glass; mechanics' tools.
Agents foi Ontario Powder Works; aynimite
LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS
rpURNER, BEETON & Co.-Cornor Vernon
X and Josephine Streets, Nelson—Whcle-
Bale dealera in liquors, cigars, and dry goods.
Agents for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee
and Calgary Brewing Co of Calgary.
HUDSON'S BAY Co.-Wholosole grooerio-i
and liquors etc., Baker Street, Nelson.
/CALIFORNIA WINK CO., Limited-Corner
V^ Froit and Hall Streots, Nelson-Wholesale dealers u wines lease and bulk), and
domestic and imported cigars. '
PROVISIONS,   PRODUCE & FRUITS
J Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Corner Vernon and
. Josephine Streets, Nelson - Wholesale
dealers in provision ured jo ts, butter and
eggs.
Do you want some fine stationery-
letter paper and envelopes—with the
name of your home or "Nelson, B.
0.," printed thereon? The Miner can
supply you.
Lumber..
Delivered to any point
on Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock on hand of
Rough and Dressed
Lumber,
Shingles.
Mouldings, Sash Doors.
Inside Finish.
Coast Flooring, and
Finished Lumber-
MiU nt PILOT BAY. Yards. NELSON
and LAR) O.
HEADIOFFICE:   NELSON.
J. A. SATWARD.
GALTJ50AL
For domestic or steam use.
A full supply always on
hand. >
Kates to all railway and
lake points.
W. P. TIERNEV,
General Agent.
Tel. No. 265.
Office —4 Two doors west
C.P.R. offices.
DRUNKENNESS CAN
BE CURED
IS YOUR HUSRAND, BROTHER, FATHER, or any of your
relatives afflicted with the Dls
ease of Drunkenness ? We have
a sure cure which can be given
with or without the knowledge
of the patient. Send for particulars, enclosing 2 cent stamp
for reply. Address Dr. W. II.
Saunders  & Co., Chicago, III.
H.E.CROASDAILE
MINE & SHARE BROKER.
connissioM aoent.
P. O. Box 626. Gable Address: "Groasdalle,"
Nelson,  code—Morelno 4 Neal.
Is prepared to negotiate the sale of
developed mines. Has arranged for
dealing in shares on the London and
Montreal Stock Exchanges. Share,,
bought and sold in London on margin.
Will take charge of the interests of
absentee investors.
Ollice: Selous Block, Nelson, U (I.
HOTEL ROSSLAND
VERNON ST., NELSON.
RATES
By the week from $5 to $6.
By the day •1.00.
HJ. V. 07.AUGHTJN, Prop.
A new supply of ollice stationery Is
what you want now. Telephone 144,
The Miner Office, and we will call on
you.
Mesdames Lambert&Co.
A L'ELEGANTE
CORSET MANUFACTORY.
French Corsets manufactured from
measurement, and upon latest Paris
models. Imported French goods used.
West Block, 287 Baker Street, near
Hall Street,
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LENT
Is in. You will want something tasty in
the line of fish. We have—
Herring in Tomato Sauce, Kippered Herring, Herring a la Sardine, Bloaters,
Salmon, Mackerel, Halibut, Crabs. Car-
abus, Shrimps, Anchovies, Haddocks,
Haddies, Smelts, Fresh Herring, and
Sardines.
All the above are in tins,  ready for use.
Just the thing for Lent.
WM. HUNTER & GO.
Groceries,  Crockerv.
Nelson, B. C.
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The Man
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appreciates the value of a
good razor. The man who
goes to the barber shop
does not appreciate the
time he loses. A good
razor will save time and
money for you.
These specially tempered,
well ground razors will
hold the edge and make
youi shaving easy.
M'LACHLAN BROS
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West Kootenay Butcher Co.
ALL   KINDS  OF
Fresh   and   Salted   Heats
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   C.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Baker Street, Nelson.
Orders by mail receive careful and prompt attention
The Royal Bank of Canada.
rapllat Authorized,
Hoard of Directors
Incorporated 1869.
.    *t,mx>,ooo.oo I Capital Paid-up,     ,    .    .     ««,ooo,ooo.oo
Kent, »i,;imi,ihmi.i(i
Thomas K. Kenny,  President;   Thomas Ritohle. Vlco-Prexldciit.
Hoard Of itireeaora     inuiuaa n. ivwu;,  r.»
WUoy Smith   H. G. Banld, Hon. David MaoKeen
Bead offlce, Haiinui
General Manager, Edbon L. Pease. Montreal.
Superintendent of Hranches. and Secretary, W. B. Torrance, Halifax,
Branches!
ova   Scotia- Halifax    Branch,   AAtlgonUh,
Brldgewater, Guysboro. Londonderry, Lun
enburg. Maltland (Hants Co.), Plctou, Port
Hawkestrary, Sydney. Bhubonaoadie.Truro,
Weymouth.
New    BraMwick — Bathnrst,
Dorchester,
Frederlcton, KliiKston iKnnt, Co.),
ton, Newcastle, Sackvllle, St, John,Woodstock
P. K. Iflaad—Chorlottetown, Sammerelde.
Quebec-Montreal (City Ofllce), Montreal
West End (Cor. Notre Dame and Seigneurs Btreets); Wostmount (Cor. Greene
Avonue and BU Catharines Street.
Ontario—Ottawa.
Newfoundland -St. John's.
I'utm, West ladles—Havana.
United Hutes-Naw York (1G a'xehunge Place
HepubUo, Wash.
BRANCHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Grand   Forks, Nanalmo,   Nelson,   Rossland,  Vancouver,
Vancouver East End, Victoria
Correspondents 1
Cannila-Merchants Hank of Canada.   Boston-National Shawmut tltnnk.   <1ilr*s»   ill '
Trust and Havings Bank,   ton Francisco—First National Bank.   London,  Kng. - Bank   of
Scotland.   Paris, France- Credit Lyonnals.   Bermuda- Hank of Bermndn.   China and Ja
pan—Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.   Spokane   ciM National Bank.
(ieneisl Banking Bualneaa Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Litters of Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received ou the most favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposits and on Saving Bank accounts.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that in virtue of the Act of the
Dominion Parliament, 63 and 64 Victoria, Chapter 103
and Chapter 104, the name of
THE   MERCHANTS'  BANK   OF   HALIFAX
will   be changed to
"Zbe TRo^gal Bank of Canaba"
from and after
the Second  day  of  January,   1901.
Halifax. 1st November, 1900.
E. L. PEASE,
General Manager.
We  must have  room  for our  Spring  Stock of
WALL  PAPER
and in order to do so we will give special quotations for the
for the next 30 days.    We have the finest line of
Picture Framing and Room Moulding: In the City
Sign Painting and Interior Decorating a Specialty
F. J. BRADLEY & CO.
Josephine   Str°ot,       -       -       Opposite   Clarke    Hotel.
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Nelson   Daily Miter,  Friday',  March i, 1901
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THE CITY
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SOLD TI1E LOTS—
Charles J. Clayton of this city has
disposed of his interests iu the lots in
the Moyie townsite formerly occupied
by the hotel burned recently. The
purchasers are the Miners' Union who
will erect a hull oil the ground.
FEBRUARY OBSERVATIONS—
The highest temperature recorded
in February was 47 degrees on the 17th
and the lowest was 7 degrees on the
Oth. The mean temperatures were 4(1
and 22, high and low respectively.
Precipitation amounted to 1.45 inches.
PUT AWAY THE GUNS—
Yesterday closed the open shooting
for wild ducks, and at the present
time there is practically no game
which can be legally killed. It is in
order for sportsmen to stow away
their shooting irons for a couple of
months.
STRINGING THE WIRES—
Three men are now engaged
stringing wires for the Electric Despatch Messenger service. The company has received a mile of wire and
is erecting it on the poles as rapidly
as possible. Tho instruments are expected here as Boon as tho wiring is
finished.
CUMBERLAND'S THANKS—
Tbe cheek for $250, Nelson's contribution to the Cumberland relief fund,
was duly forwarded to the proper authorities. A telegram has been received from Mayor Carthew of Cumberland, extending to the citizens of Nelson the thanks of tbe sufferers for the
liberal response to tho appeal for
assistance.
COURT IS CONCLUDED—
The sittings of the supreme court
before Mr. Justice Irving concluded
yesterday on the termination of the
action of Harris vs. Pitts No judgment was given in the suit, and judgment in the actions of McLaren vs.
Billings and Marino vs. Alexander
will also be forwarded by hie lordship
from the coast.
DAMAGED TIIE ENGINE—
In overhauling tbe working parts of
the chemical apparatus on the hose
wagon,Chief Lillie discovered that the
damage to the wagon in the upset last
week was much more serious than
was at first anticipated. One of tbe
pipe connections in the Interior was
Injured and several days will elapse
before tbe damage is repaired.
STAGE CONNECTIONS NOW—
Travellers between Midway and Republic will no longer be delayed at the
former point, arrangements having
been made to hold the outgoing stage
until the arrival of the train, thus
enabling tiavellers to reach Republic
on the evening of the day they leave
Nelson.
LOGGER SERIOUSLY INJURED—
Harry Williams was brougnt to the
general hospital yesterday suffering
from a badly injured leg. He was en-
gaped with a couple of others in making a bnom of logs at Fifteen Mile
point when a log rolled from tbe bank
and pinned him against another log.
His rlfffit leg was badly fractured.
Dr. Doberty, house physician, reduced
the fracture with the assistance of
Dr. McLennan.
A PILE OF LUMBER—
,T. R. Martin, assistant inspector of
provincial timber limits, returned
last night from a lengthy trip through
the East Kootenay logging camps.
Ho states that tbe cutting operations
are practically over save in connection
with the Fernie mill which will cut
all the year. The aggregate cut for
EaBt Kootenay during the present year
will not be under 15,000,000 feet, a
very large proportion of wblch is intended for export to the Manitoba and
N. W. T. markets.
AN EXCELLENT CONCERT—
The entertainment at the opera house
last night under the  auspices  of   the
public library board  was well attend
ed and proved to be an   artistic   success.    The feature, "Au Hour in Won
derland," by W. II. Dowsing of   Spo
kane, made a decided hit.    As a magician Mr. Dowsing is extremely   deft,
and his  feats are given with   a finish
that adds materially to their mystify
ing effect.   The   musical   and instru
mental   numbers   on  the  programme
were well rendered.   The library will
net a neat  sum   as  the result of the
concert.
BUSINESS CUANHE—
Negotiations pending for some time
were closed yesterday whereby the
Nelson Transfer company disposed of
their stock and good will to Messrs.
R. H. Williams and David G. Kurtz,
who are to operate the business in future under the firm name of the Nelson Transfer & Freighting company.
The new firm includes Mr. Willlams,a
well known local business man, and
Captain Kurtz of the tug Ymir, wbo
will not be actively Identified with
tbe management. The consideration
was $4,000 and the new company proposes to extend its operations to meet
all the demands of the trade to which
they cater. The oflio is to be located
for the present at least at Mr. Wil
Mams' office on Baker street, the telephone number remaining us before,
CANADIAN CUSTOMS GROWING.
Ottawa, Feb. 28.—Canada's customs
revenue continues to grow. The customs' receipts for the month ending
today were 82,325,000, or 8149,724 in
excess of February 1900.
C. P. R. SOLICITOR.
Montreal, Feb. 28.—The C. P. R.
management confirms the appointment
of Creelman, partner of the late B.
B. Osier, as gei.cral solicitor In succession to Judge Clark,who will, however, be retained as consulting counsel
for the company.
Ceylon and India Tea
GREEN OR BLACK.
Miners, Attention! 1
REBELLION IN CrtlNA.
London, March 1.—Tbe Standard'!
Shanghai correspondent says reports
from native sources assert that Li Hai
Chun, a protege of Prince Tuan and
General Tung Fu Siang. have started
a rebellion with 5,000 men near Lan
Chan Fu, province of Kna Su.
" Pure tea calms, restores and cheers those in distress."
DRINK   IT.
A free sample of delicious SALADA Tea sent on receipt
of postal mentioning which you drink—Black, Mixed, or
Green Tea-   Addross " SALADA," Toronto or Montreal
8. A. OFFICER C0MING-
The local Salvation army corps is
looking forward with keen interest^to
a visit from Major Hargrave of Spokane, provincial officer for the Pacific
Coast division, who arrives here tomorrow. On Saturday evening a reception in the form of a social will be
tended the major at tbe barracks. He
remains here for Sunday and Monday.
ABOUT MINING STOCKS—
Local interest in the movement of
mining stocku is more active at tin
present time than for some months
The latest reports of Importance to
stocks held in Nelson Is that a mnrked
flurry has taken place in WlnnipegK
Reports of a deal whereby the Stand
ard Pyritic smelter at Boundary Falls
was to acquire the property sent the
shares up from 4K and 5 to 0,
CHANGE IN CAR  SERVICE—
The management of the street railway company puts into effect a new
car service this morning. Until further notice a car will leave the Hud
sons' Bay store corner each morning
at 0.40 o'clock for the accommodation
of men employed at the site of the new
C. P. B. shipyards. Throughout the
(lay the cars are to run through from
one end of the line to the other, pass
ing at the corner of Hall und Front
streets.
USEFULNESS DEMONSTRATED-
Thc cottage addition to the general
hospital demonstrated its usefulness
yesterday Two patients were sent to
tbe hospital for whom room could not
possibly have been fonnd in the main
building. With the extra rooms at
the cottage, however, the patients
were received and made   comfortable
WILLIAM COUCH DEAD—
William Couch, for many years i
resident of West Kootenay valley
■lied at Creston on the 25th Inst. He
was taken ill with la grippe a few
days before his death which turned to
pneumonia. Mr. Couch wns about 50
years of age and wos one of the most
respected gentlemen in the valley.
The funeral took place yesterday.
Messrs. Long, Henderson, Faas, Ross,
Sloan and Hill were pall bearers, and
Messrs. Little and Mallandninc the
mourners. A great number of friends
came from Kitchener, Sirdar and Port
Hill, Idaho. -
TO CURE THE GRIP IN TWO DAYS
I jixal i vn BromoQutnino removes the cause.
FEBRUARY CUSTOM  RETURNS.
The returns from the customs  office
for February are as follows:
Dutiable import value 844,843
Free import value     1,590
BOTHA WANTS CONDITIONS.
London, March 1.—The Dally News
says: "We learn that commandant
General Botha offered to surrender on
certain conditions and that pour purlers are still in progress. It is believed that Mrs. Botha brought the proposals from her husband   to Lord Kitch-
GOVERNMENT IN TROUBLE.
London, Feb. 28.—The discontent
regarding the treatment of the commons at the opening of parliament
again cropped up in the house this
evening when it began the discussion
of the civil service supplementary estimates. After being subjected to virulent criticism, the government only
succeeded in carrying tbe vote for tbe
maintenance of the parliament buildings by a meagre majority of S3.
♦♦♦♦♦♦
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
♦♦*♦♦♦
DUTCH CONSUL FIRED.
The Hague, Feb. 28.—The minister
of foreign; affairs, Dr. de Beaufort,
said today in the second chamber of
the stats general that the exequatur of Herr Pott, Dutch consul at
Lorenzo Marques, bad been withdrawn by Portugal because of his Illegal importation of heliographs for
the use of tbe Transvaal troops and
the alleged illegal use of his post.
CHINA GETS ADVICE.
London, March 1.—The Pekin correspondent of the Daily Mail, wiring
Wednesday, says: "Great Britain,
Japan und Germany have unitedly
advised China through Li Hung
Chang, 1 understand, against granting
special concessions to the subjects of
any nationality. These repiesenta-
tions refer to the Russian-Chinese eon.
vention regarding Manchuria which
has not b.'en ratified by China."
Total import   value 94(1,433
Duty collected 811,001 70
Other   revenues  47 52
811,G49 22
Are you in want? If you are, tell
the people, through The Miner want
column, what you arc in want of.
You'll get it.
PERSONAL
E. T. II. Simpkins, registrar of the
.Supreme and County courts, left last
night to open registry offices at Golden
and Pctorboro.
Dr.Stoddnrt, dentist,was removed to
tho hospital yesterday, Ills illness
will confine him to the institution
for a short time.
Mr. Justice Irving returned last
evening to Vancouver,having concluded his duties here In connection with
the supreme court sittings.
W. A. Macdonald a brother of J. A.
Macdonald, architect, has arrived in
the city to take up his permanent residence hero. Mr. Macdonald is au
electrical engineer.
Miss McGrory of Vancouver, sister
of Mrs. Kerr arrived in Nelson yester-
doy from San Francisco after spending
three weeks at the millinery openings,
buying the latest novelties and getting tho newest Ideas in millinery.
Miss McGrory will take charge of
Kerr & Co.'s millinery this season.
SAVES TWO FROM DEATH.
"Our little daughter had an almost
fatal attack of whooping cough and
bronchitis," writes Mrs. W K. Havl-
land, of Arinonk, N. Y., "but, when
all other remedies failed we saved her
life with Dr. King's New Discovery.
Our niece, who had Consumption in
an advanced stage,aUo used this won'-
dcrful medicine and today she Is pci-
fectly well." Desperate throat and
lung diseases yield to Dr. King's New
Discovery as to no other medicine on
earth. Infallible for Coughs and
Colds. 50c and 81 bottles guaranteed
by Canada Drug & Hook Co. Trial
bottles free.
Japan teas—"Spider Leg, "Panflr-
ed," "Snn Cured,"—have a place in
our stock. The new "Ceylon Green"
is fine flavored and economical. Kootenay Coffee Co.
GAUDAUR IN TRAINING.
Rat Portage, Feb. 28.—Jake Gaudaur
will go into training again tble spring
to be in readiness to defend bis title
of champion of the world. Some east-
ernjpapers have been publishing rn
mors of a challenge to be Issued him,
but the big fellow says he is ready to
meet any or all of the aspirante rtur
ing the coming summer.
DEWET'S FLIGHT.
Oudtschorn, Cape Colony, Feb. 28.
—General Dewet, it is officially, asserted, having failed to cross the Orange
river at Daltorspoort, is hurrying to
Roentfontein.
WHITE   MAN  TURNED   YELLOW
Great consternation was felt by tbe
friends of M. A. Hogarty of Lexlng
ton. Ivy., when they saw he was tutu
ing yellow. His skin slowly changed
color.also his eyes,and he Buffered Jer
ribly. Hl6 malady was Yellow Jaundice. He was treated by the best doc-
tors,but without benefit. Then he was
advised to try Electric Bitters, tbe
wonderful Stomach and Liver remedy
and he writes: "After taking two
bottles I was wholly cured." A trial
proves its matahlesa merit foi all
Stomach, Liver and Kidney troubles.
Only 25c. Sold by Canada Drag A
Book Co.
It will pay you to read our  ad.   in
another column.   Our blend  of tea at
Thirty cents   per pound will suit you
Kootenay Coffee Co.
DOES IT PAY TO BUY CHEAP?
A cheap remedy for coughs and colds
is all right, but yon Want something
that will relieve and enre the more
severe and dangerous results of throat
and lung troubles What shall you
do? Go to a warmer and more regular climate? Yes, if possible: if not
possible for you, then in either ease
take the only remedy that has been
introduced In all civilized countries
with success in severe throat and lung
troubles, "Boschee's German SyrupT"
It not only heals and stimulates the
tissues to destroy the germ disease,
but allays inflammation, causes easy
expectoration, gives a good night's
rest, and cures tbe patient. Try one
bottle. Recommended many years by
all druggists in the world. For sale
by W. V. Teetzel & Co. Get Green's
Pri/* Almanac.
We have in stock choice teas from
India, Ceylon, China, and Japan. We
blend them to your taste. All prices
and qualities.    Kootenay  Coffee Co.
Thii algnatui* in en sverjr box of tba gunlM
Laxative BromoQuioiai mim
«*e nwtr that mm • mm « wmJm
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
With Which Is Amalgamated
The Bank of British Columbia.
HEAD OFFICE-TORONTO.
Paid up  Capital,   88,000,000;   Reserve   Fund,   »2,000,000;
Aggregate Resources Over 865,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, President.      B. S. WALKER, General Manager.
London Office: 6t Lombard Street, B. C.
New Vork Ollice; |6 Exchange Place.
And 08 branches in Canada and the United States, Including;
BKITISH COLUMBIA
Atlik Greenwood Nelbom Sandon
Oranhbook       Kashoops Nbw WssmrNBTKB Vancouver
Febnir Nanaimo Rossland Victoria
YUKON DISTRICT-Dawson ano White Horse.
UNITKI) STATES-New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Skaoway,
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits Received and Interest Allowed.  Present Bate 8 Per Cent
Nelson Branch. GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.
BENNETT'S
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"CROWN   BRAND'
Gutta Percha Watertight fuse has
proved and mot found wanting.
No miss-holes.  No ruumn&
been
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P. BURNS & CO
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON. N. C
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slooan City.
Ordara by mall to any branch will hava caratal a"4
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THE   PROSPECTORS'  EXCHANGE :
NO. 4 K.-W.-C. BLOCK, NELSON, B. 6.
Gold, Silver-Lead and Copper Mines wanted at tbe EXCHANGE.
FREE MILLING GOLD properties wanted at once for Eastern
investors.
Parties having mining property for sale are requested to send
samples of their ore to the EXCHANGE for exhibition.
We desire to hear from prospectors who have promising mineral
claims In British Columbia.
Prospectors and mining men are requested to make the EXCHANGE their headquarters when in Nelson.
All samples should he sent by express, PREPAID.
Correspondence solicited.   Address all communications to
ANDREW  F.   ROSENBERGER.
Telephone No. 104.   P. O. Box 700. ' NELSON. B. G.
BLBCTRIG TUMI CO.,
.  LOTS FOR   SALE   ON   EASY   TERMS.
Large number of Choice Building Lots adjacent to the line of thei
Tramway. For price and terms of sale apply at the office of the Com
pany, Macdonald Block corner of Josephine and Vernon Streets.
A. V. MASON. Secretary
FOR ORPHANS AND WIDOWS.
The Miner has received a number of
copies  of  a poem   by   Robert Strang
of Nanaimo in aid of the  widows and
orphans of the victims   of  the  recent
terrible   explosion   at  the Union colliery.   The poem, which   is in  leaflet
form, costs 215 cents,   and   all  moneys
leceived for   them   will be  forwarded
by Tbe Miner to tbe   proper   quarter.
In hla dedication Mr. Strang says:
My friends, the Inferiority I feci—
Of this as poetry—by critics' laws—    |
Hut 'tie for orphaned children I appeal
And   not   for flattering woids or your
applause,
So think not of the verse—but  of  the
cause.
'Gainst  charity do   not   your  senses
steel,
On Want's barren   shore   some day ye
may be driven
So give, that unto ye it may be given.
Bring   up   your   two  bits  to  The
Miner.   It is a good cause.
THE TALK OFTHE TOWN.
The talk of the day In Monteal la
tbe opening of the magnificent new
building erected on tbe beat site of
the principal street by The Family
Herald and Weekly Star. The Family
Herald's contemporaries are paying
it tbe highest compliments. Tbe new
building is aaid to be the finest newspaper building In the world. ' This is
saying a good deal for Canada. The
Family Herald and Weekly Star has
made gigantic strides.
If yon don't like Bine Ribbon Tea it'i
because you've never tatted it
AT THE HOTELS.
Phalr.—Geo. II. Williams, Spokane;
Alf. C. Lancey, Winnipeg; .1. C. Ryan, Kaslo; C. II. Hutchlns, Toronto.
Hume.—W. B. Short, Montreal; W.
D. Wrighter Spokane; H. II. Cooper,
Vancouver; J. Balfour, Lenoxvllle,
Que.; John R. Wright, Montieal; H.
Dnnker, St. Paul j A. H. Hartley,
VJotorJa,
f CUM A Ml* U MB UI
Take LaxaUve Bromo Qninlns T»bl«U. Air
fongglatanfand the mosey U It tall, to cure
llo. It W.Cirovs. ■tanal-jrat. on neh $£.
H-E-T. HAULTAIN, O-E-
CONSULTING
MINING ENGINEER,
OFFICE: 8, 9 and 10. K.-W.-c. Block.
E. J.8COVIL
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winderamMlaea, rmaniiiillaniuBiluita
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LAWRENCE    HARDWARE   CO.
AGENTS
NELSON,   B C. \
fMW^******** ************** ^v*********^****^*********^ i
Do the Children
Need Shoes ?
Come in and let us show you our Perfect Fitting Children's Jshoe. There is nothing so.
important as properfitting footwear for the little ones. It changes their entire nature. Comfort makes them happy and cheerful. Why not
make them happy?
TheShoeiat. LILLIE BROS.
WATCH   5ALE
From now until the end of the month we will sell Watches
at the following prices:
7-Iewel Empire Movement, Nickle Case... s $ 6 2S
• 5-Jewel       " " •«        J'     7 7g
17-Jewel       " " Adjusted Nickle Case.  1600
7-Jewel Waltham Movement,.Nickle Case     67s
i5,Jewel        " « «        «-     8 50
17-Jewel P. S. Bartlett Movement..      10 00
I7ijewel Royal Vanguard Model Movement  20 00
2C-Jewel  Crescent Street Vanguard  Model  Movement   25 00
21-Jewel   Vanguard   Movement,    Finest   Waltham
Mov  nent.  3<) 00
PATENAUDE   BROS.
WATCHMAKERS.
Nothing makes the home look more cheerful and bright
than to have your walls finished with
MURALO
See our large stock.of Paints, Stains and Varnishes.
LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.
PIERRE  BROS.
Ladies' and Gents'. Merchant Tailors and Dyers.
Bniti Hade to Order, Cleaned, Dyed, Altered and Repaired.
Joeephlne St., Opposite Clarke Hotel.
Mall Orders Solicited. n  r> Box m
EOOTIHIAT ELECTRIC SDPPLY
coram GO.
ELECTRIC  SUPPLIES.
C°mP uiSSt ^Uipmxen,s for E,ectri<=  Power  Transmission
Lighting for Mmes, Towns, etc.    Electric Fixture., Lamps,
Hells, Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
and
A
Houston Hook.
NELSON, B- a
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