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Weekly Edition No. 462.
Nelson,  British Columbia, Firday, June 30,  1899.
Tenth Year
v 9'
Alieu and Eieht-Hour Bilk Worst Blows
to Trade That the Province
Ever Received.
A well known local oomraeroinl man,
who has locontly boon at tho OoaBt
wns Interviewed by Tho Miner yoster-
day. An a commoroial man he consider* that tho Alieu and Eight-Hour
bills were he worst blows to trade thut
this Provlnoe has ever received.
In Vancouver a large trade betwee i
the wholesale houses there and Allin
had cotnmeuced when the mineral
resources of that couutry be^an to be
knowu. In fact Atliu began to boom
in Vancouver In the same way us the
Klondyke did two years ago. Then
came the Alien Act and threw everything into disorder; orders were can-
ceiled, trade became paralyzed and
now Atlin as a commercial point is a
dead letter.
Rut tho eight honr bill will, in fact
hss already, worked greater harm than
the Alien bill. The wholesale houses
iu particular havo fell tho blow most
of all,especially in rogaird to tho trade
with the Kootenays. Buoh an nufor-
seeu uud uncalled for piece of legislation oauld not lie imagined. Joe
Martin was never oxuctly trusted,
even by his friends; but no 0110 111
Vancouver expected such a gross abuse
of his power of offloe as the foisting
on the  country of thiH act.
Tho truth is that Hie people in Vancouver uro heartily sick of their
worthy representative and all tho rest
of his crow.
It was an ill-minded day for Martin when he aimed a blow at I ho most
sensitive pat of tho Vancouver merchants person, namely his pocket.
Martiu will assuredly fall now and
that right early.
Amen!   Sobeitl
Wardner, Idaho, June 8S.—The gou
dally credited story that tho 330 pris
fliers in the Wardner bull poll are held
arbitrarily and without warrants is
nutrne, said llartlett Sinclair today.
All of them have been indicted by the
United .States federal grand jury for
conspiring to Interfere with the mails
and about a hundred are under indictment by tho county grand jury for
crimes ranging all the way from conspiracy to double murders. (If course
the mon charged with murder can not
bo admitted to bail, but all tho other
prisoners con readily secure their liberty by getting bondsmen, and many
of them have already done so. Judge
Beuttio has set the bail for federal
prisoners at $2,00 and Judge Stewart
has fixed |I,000 as the penal sum required for men indicted tor misdemeanors, while 12,000 is required ot
prisoners charged with felony. None
of the men who can secure bonds need
remain in  prison."
Harvard Wins After a Hard and Spirited Contest
New London, Juno 20. —About 6:15
o'clock tho Yale Varsity crew left the
float at Broadview closely followed by
the oarsmen of Harvard from Reiltop.
Ton minutes later the men had received their instructions from the referee's yacht, had backed into their positions at the start and were waiting
for the word. With extreme caution
Referee Mickleham assured himself
that both crews were read; with the
last warning, "Are you ready," und
fired the pistol shot which sent the
two orews off in the big race of the
The water was oulni and placid as
nil inland lake. The crews rowed us
ii-ual in flagged lanes. The blue
ooiupied the eastern course, the crimson the western. Yule caught the
water first but Harvard was close
second and the two eights started out
on their long journey, practically on
even termB. The New Haven crew hit
a stroke of 37 to the minute, the men
of Cambridge pulling beautifully at
80, Harvard continued at 88 and Yale
dropped her clip to the -iiiiih figure.
With perfect rytbuie the two fell into
stroke iu unison and rudders exactly
Just before the first half mile was
reached Yalo seemed to put more power into her stroke and gave the first
intimation of an advantage at the half
mile flag. The nose of the blue
shell was a trifle in the vun, giving
Yale a lead perhaps of an eighth of a
length. The first flag had hardly been
passed when Harvard spurted and Yale
dropped her stroke one point and
the Harvaid boat oaine up on even
terms. The Yale coxwain swerved
slightly from his tine course, and directly after the flags had been passed
Harvard took the lead which she was
not to surrender throughout the race.
At the two mile flag the Cambridge
boat was fairly flying through the
-water, her oarsmen apparently growing stronger.
Yale was rowing well and improved
in the next half mile, but for every
notch of fine work that Yale cut, Harvard gouged out two, and at the two
and a half mile flag it was Harvard's
advantage by three lengths.
Yale fought bravely but Harvard proceeded to make a walk away of it and
Jit the three mils flag  the race par«
took of all the elements of a procession.
Harvard waB now five lengths In the
lead. Down the long laue of decorat
ed yachts gathered about the finish,
the Harvard crew steadily pulling
way from Yale. Reaching for the
finish dags the tide caught tbe Harvard Bhell and swerved it woefully.
The little coxwain had his head about
him, however, and with great skill
worked his way into line and shot
down towards the judge's boat, Harvard crossed tho line rowing beautifully, two and a half lengths tn the
good. Yale tluiBhed iu fairly good
shape but her men were somewhat depressed. Harvard won in 20:52',, minutes, while Yule crossed the hue in
21 :i:i. The Associated Press time,
taking from a telegraphic start and
timed on the finish line by C. C. Mao-
Oonville, the coach of tho Wisconsin
crew was 20:-l?1>,, and is believed to be
the accurate time of the Harvard crew.
Vmit of the Partj to Roisterer's Brewery
—What  Was  Ddne During
Their Stay.
To the Editor of The Miner:
Sr:—In the name of tair play, will
you please publish the following. I
notice in Tho Miner issue of Juno 27
an article deprscatiiig the alleged
actions of Rev. Mr. Stewurt, at the
Miners' Union hall on lust Sunday
evoniiig, June 25. The article says
among other things that Mr. Stewart
intoirupted Rev. Rhodes, and begged
the audience "Wait, stop, 1st us discuss this matter," adding that it was
of no avail, etc. Your correspondent
wus either very budly informed, or
else puipusely mis-stated the factB. In
the first place the meeting referred to
wus not held iu any hall, but in tbe
parlor of tho McLeod hotel, which was
furnished free of charge, next Mr.
Rhodes consented in the morning of
this day to permit any person to ask
as ninny questions as they pleased
everybody who was present knows that
there was no interruption, as Mr,
Stewart waited until *.hu congregation
wus dismissed and then again asked
Mr. Rhodes permission to inquire in
to some of his statements and tho same
was granted. Mr. Stewart then arose
and said "Attention friends, I am
informed that wo are permitted to ask
some qnestiouB, shall we study for a
''ow minutes this lesson." All tbe
congregation at once seated themselves
except four perrons and listened re
speotfully until the remarks were end
ed. Theso are the exact facts, as !
was present from beginning to end
it looks strange that join correspond
out. whoever, they may be, would stute
for facts something they know personally nothing about, esuecially so, when
tbe statement would bo detrimental to
the character of any person, to say
nothing of a clergyman. It would certainly appear tout the accusation of
ignorance might be appropriately applied in another direction. Yours
Sub-Contracts to Be Lot This  Coming
Work on the Lardo-Diuican railroad
will soon bo pushed forward briskly.
On the O. P. R. lino all the contractors
aro as yet anxiously awaiting the com
ing of Mr. Shnughnessy, the time of
whose arrival is yet in doubt. At
present there is a rumor that instructions re tho letting of the work will be
sent on in advance of him, but noth
ing definite is knowu. So far all
work has been done bv the O, P. R.
directly. They are running twooatnps,
one at Lardo, and another about a
mile bevond.
The work on the Great Northern
ex'"iision, let to Mr Carlson, will be
si b-lct on Monday, July ii, and us soon
as that is done the work of cojstruc-
tion will start in earliest. The town
of Lardo is a busy one once more.
Three hotels are now running, and
several more will be started Bbortly,
and undoubtedly things will be pretty
lively there for some time.
A large number, of the contractors
who iuten.l taking work are now in
Nelson, anxiously awaiting the lettiug
of tho O. P. R. work.
A special general meeting of the
;outh Kooteuay Board of Trade will
beheld in the Board rooms on Monday
July 3, 1800, for tho purpose of considering the questions which this board
may desire discussed at the joint meeting   of   the Board   of   Tradeof  East | determination doubly sure will
The oivil  authorities  oonoluded,
wisely too, peihaps, that no   better
tcrtuiument   could   bo  offered    to
visitors,  who are described as  members
of the Western Press Association. I ban a
square meal at one or more ot  the oil v ■
principal hostelries.
The flat went forth aud the aid of the
Nelson Lord Chamberlain W, A. Jowett
was invoked, and he, together with a
distinguished party of citizens, was bidden lo uscend Ihe hill and meet the com
ing guests. The train was late so the
party had time to cool down aud reoeive
proper instructions trom their L C.
Then followed the meeting.
The formalities of greeting were gone
through with in due form and the parly
descended the hill. A halt was called at
Riesterer'i Brewery, where after due In-
sp^ciiou of the premises, the hospitality
of Ihe owner was extended to the visitors iu the shape ot sundry hocks of Ihe
excelled beverage which, like its Ann-
icau prototype, hopes some day to make
Nelsou famous. On reaching the towu
tbe multitude speedily disbanded. A
number of citizens turned out to meet
those of the visiters whom they had formerly known iu Winnipeg and olher cities eiiBt of Koolenuy and Ihe crowds
dissolved into small bauds.
Mayor Neelande was indefatigable in
looking after Ihe material comforts ot
the visitors. He hud arranged that lull
if them should dine at the Phair and the
other half at tho Hume.
W. A. Jowett was not lacking in en
e.rgy ill assisting Ihe mayor, in taot it
was almost an act uf daring for a passer
by to attempt to divert his atteutiou
trom his duties. Both gen
tlemen wore laige miniature soup plates
over their button holes which are said to
have been cast in the memory of the
AldermunJPlelchor dined at the Phair
with a moiiety of the guests while Mayor
Neelauds and Mr. Jowett attended the
Hume repast.
Dinner finished,- the streets '»ecm
decorated with numbers of ladies and
gentlemen wearing silken banners hue
1'he eyes of somnolent citizens wwe at
sulutely   dazzled   with   tbe   iridescent
gleam of these multi-colored insiguie
What they represented it is impose ble
lo say, but they were decidedly  fetch
The visit was not of long duiation,
and as far as could lie ascertained from
the remarks of the visitors, their re-
gret that they could not stay longer
was general.
Considering the very shott space of
j time at their disposal the ciyic authorities did the best iu the way of enter-
A number of citizens accompanied
tbe visitors to the wharf and watched
them embark on the good ship Kok-
The majority of the pressmen shook
hands warmly with Mayor Neelauds,
aud while thanking him warmly for his
hospitality, expressed their admiration
at the beauty and size of Nelson. One
gentleman thought that it. was a disgrace to the city that Mr. W.A-.lowett
had not been iucludtd iu the Queeu's
Birthday honors,
Cheers for the Mayor and City were
called for and responded to, and
amid strains of, "For lie's a Jolly Good
Fel.ow," the National Anthem and
various bellowings of steainboatsirens,
Ihe Western Press Association departed for Ivaslo.
und West Kooteuay and the Boundary
district in Rosslaud on Thursday,
August 8. The counoil of this board
will submit to tho meeting in Monday next for ratification or alteraction
the following subjocts which they have
1st.—The encouragoment of the silver-lead industry by tho imposition of
increased duties upon lead products
imported into Canada.
2nd.—The question of pig lead man
ufaotured   in   Canada but   refined in-
the United States being roadmitted in-
to^Oanada free of duty.
3rd.—The question of local railway
ratea as uffeoting shipments of ore and
4th.—To ask for the direofrepresent-
ation in the Federal Parliament of the
Boundary and Kootenay countries.
Health Officers Believe the Bubonic
Plugue to Be on Board.
San Francisco, Juno 2fl.— Dr. Baba-
tan, baeteiioligiat of tho health board,
lis just returned a report of his examination of the glands of two Japanese
who were drowned while trying to es-
soape from steamer Nippon Maru
now held in quarantine on account of
three suspicious deaths which occurred
on the vessel ou her trip from China
and Japan to this  port, via Honolulu.
Dr. Bubata found bacilli to be those
of bubonio  plague, and   to   make  his
Lacrosse   Match—Baseball   Matoh—To-
Morrow's Water Oarnival—Kehon
Ib Looking Very Gay.
London, June 29.—The British
steamer Balmoral has been awarded
£4,000 for towing the British steamer
Lokoja into Payallu Bay with propeller gone, while bound from Galveston
for Havre. The Unmoral arrived at
London, June 24, herself disabled,
having had her tall thaft broken,       <
gate their giowth. The body of the
Japanese were cremated and Dr. Law-
lor, health officer, of this city any everv
precaution has been taken to prevent
any infection.
Passengers on board the Nippon Maru
have telegruphed the secretary ot the
treasury protesting against their detention at the quarantine station, us
they assert there is no proof that the
victims who died enroute from tbe
Orient were suffering from plague.
Local health officials, however, state
they will not be released until they
are absolutely certain disease does not
exiat on board the steamer.
-The   Palatia
Hamburg,   June    29.-
arrived from New York.
Bremen, June 29.—-The Friederioh
arrived from Now York.
Queenstown,      June     29. —Arrived 1 anoe on a barge
Germanic from New York. '    —    •   -
QueenBtown, June 29.—The Bel-
genland   arrived   from   Philadelphia.
Liverpool. June 29.—The Georgian
arrived from Montreal and Sergiu from
New York.
the Nelson Carnival oom-
'II.e word carnival signifies
farewell to flesh bo, as one of the important events is to be a fat mans
race, the name is singularly appropriate. A full reprint of the offioial programme will bo found on another column, bo it is unnecessary to detail the
various events. The Hose Cart race is
a tine test of physical strength and
is moreover an attempt at perfecting
an institution which is of the utmost
importance to the safety of both property aud person in Nelson.
The horse races will interest a certain class of the popnlaoe. If the
day be fair they should prove a
source of income to some of the most
liberal subscribers to the sports.
The principal object of interest in
the trade's procession will be The Mill
er'B float.
The programme states that here will
be a prize for the "best Callithump
iu Costume." Whether a Calitbump
is a vegetable, or new species of fish,
or a human being in disguise it IIhard
for a strauger to sav. The word ia only
to be found in a recent American dictionary and is thus defined: "A noisy
parade in which the beaming of tin
pans and other discordant instrn
men ts are the principal feature."
It iB presumed therefore that the
premier beater of tin pans "or oth r
discordant instruments" will bo
awarded   the palm   of   victory.
A word should be said about the dec
orations. It, perhaps might be Bug
gest»d that a prizo be offered noxt yoar
for the best decorated store window
for they considerably add to the attractiveness of the scene when gaily
The Phair Hotel is resplendent In
flags, bunting and Chinese lanterns lit
with oleotrio light. The host has ap
parent^"* "vor1 neither trouble or ex
pcosu iv^.'.r.iLg the house that bears
hia nuu.- the most tasteful suecimou
of decoraliou in the town.
'Phe Canada Book and Drug Co.
have chosen a singularly appropriate
form of window decoration for the
day. All the goods displayed are of
Canadian manufacture. Works by
Canadian authors, flags (without Stars
and Stripes) aud bunting oomplete
very effective picture.
M. DesBrisay welcomes the visitors
with cunuing devices of granges and
Union Jacks and Lillie Bros., veil
their stock in trade with graceful
folds of red, white, aud blue bunting.
Mr. J. Dover's store window is all
glorious with wrought gold. The
prizes are showily sot out and tho
brilliance of their effect will be enhanced by the addition of $75,000
worth of diamonds—the property of
Messrs. Ellis of Toronto—which will
there be displayed positively for two
days only. A bruco of gallant Nelson
Riflemen will bo on guard outside Mr.
Dover's store in case thioves should
break through and steal.
The Bodega saloon has addod another front window in which are arranged oases of choice winea and
spirits reposing amid engarlanded columns.
The Madden House flaunts its veran
iab, bravo iu red white and blue
bunting, before the wavering alder
men. The effect is exceedingly prr'ty
and "Tom" assured The Miner that
the said verandah was quite safe, and
would he have a—
Kirkpatrick & Wilson have a spleu-
did display of chinaware in their window.
The Lawrence Hardware Co. present
a novelty iu the shape of a rockery
and fountain. This iB a relief to the
oye after the gaudy colored bunting.
The Nelson Hardware Co., are excessively loval.iho nntional flag in various devices testifying to this fact.
Mr. Pateiiaude's window muat not be
forgotten. British, Canadian. Frenob |
and American flags form a fraternal
quartette. Sir John Macdonald'a permit looks down on a tasteful assortment of watohes and jewelry.
The water carnival tomorrow evening depends for its success ou the
spirit in which the owners of boas
enter into it. So far the indications
aro that it will be one of tbe most successful as well as picturesque events of
tho celebration. Certainly the prizes
given for this event are well worth
competing for. A charming and novel
entertainment is assured the visitors
and citizens if all goes as well as at
present promised.
The first beat of the International
FourB, between the Canadian and tin
Irish orew will be rowed at 5 :1ft today.
The finish will je opposite the foit
of Ward Street.
Frank Fletoher has kindly oonented
to be judge at tbe boat races. Cap.
tain Troup will ant as clerk of the I
course, and Mr. Scions will be starter.
All the events will be well filledt j
The entries will positively close at
noon today.
The Smelter band will be in attend-
n.TT-TTT_    __   __,_   _„._,.„_~  ed an elaborate programme which diff-
NEWS OF THE EVENTS eis frora th,»t i*™* officially.
' Tbe following was handed into The
Miner last night by the biiyole oom-
Quarter mile championship of the
Kootenays, open to all. Prize, cup valued at $70 on view at J. Dover's,
donated by the Kooteuay Cigar Mfg.
Co., to be won two years in succession,
also silver   Husk to keep.
Quarter mile straight away, open to
all -1st prize, lamp, valued $80, donated by J. Dover. 2nd, shaving mug
and brush, $12.50. 3rd., Sugar bowl,
200 yds., slow race, oueu to all, 1st
prize, clock valued, $12.50. 2nd,
flask, $4.
Obstacle Race, oueu to all—1st prize,
gold chain, $15. 2nd, silver hair brush,
$10.    3rd., writing desk, $3.50.
Hill Climbing race, open to all—1st
prizo, gold watch, filled, $25. 2nd.,
camera, $12.5C.    3rd, tie box, $4.
Entrees to be made with the Secretary Mr. John Houstcn not later than
8 o'clock.
The following team has finally bpen
selected by tbe committee of management to uphold the honor of Nelson
in lacrosse on the first of July ugainBt
Rosslaud :
D. Blackwood, goal; F. Lynch,
point; F. W. Grant, cover; 1st defence, J. Thompson; 2nd D.MoNiobol;
3rd A. Jeffs; centre, H. P. Howdeu ;
3rd home, A. Perrier; 2nd, R. Reeves;
1st, W. Hayer; outside home, W.
Fraser; inside home, A. Archibald ; H.
W. Wright, manager.
The reception committee announce
that luncheon will be provided for the
City's guests at the reception room
in the Maodonald Blook, at the corner of Josephine and Vernon street-,
from 1 to 3 p. m.
GueatB can receive badges from the
Mayor or any member of the Reception Committee. Members of the Recaption Committee muy obtain badges
from the City Clerk. Guests wearing
badges will bo admitted to the grand
stand. Information as to rooms can
be obtained at the Information Bureau, Mr. Love's office, on Baker
Well let us hope the day will be fine
and not too hot.
The drilling contest will be held in
the vaoaut lots adjoining the Queen'B
The baseball game is always interest-
in ■' ijo-ciuVv when thojffjsions of the
umpire are criticised J  ~'JL
It was reported yesUnJiiy that over a
thousand visitors fttfiu Rosslaud will
be present at the sports today.
Tho Blair College baseball team will
play the Nelson team today, winners
to play tho Rosslaud team   tomorrow.
Capt. Hodgius has arranged for a
company of the Nelson rifles to bu in
attendance dnring the sports tomorrow
iu full dress
The mayor has arranged for a number of plain dollied constables to patrol the residentul portions of the town
during the next three days.
All miners who wish to enter for
the drilling contost are requested to
meet the committee at Drs. LuBau
uud Forin's office at 8 p. m, thiB even
The hose cart race, to take place at
noon will undoubtedly be an exciting
one. Tbe teams taking part have
been training for some time for the
contest, and all hive been through
many similar ones. The Rosslund
team arrived yesterday, and the Kaslo
team is expected on the Kokuuee aud
with Nelson's stalwarts will probably
form tho trio that will enter the lists
First Two Miles About to Be Laid-The
Gradual Extension Over the Oity—
The System Explained-
It was expected that the contract
for tbe materials advertised for in the
local press would lave been awarded
tonight. However a number of tenders bad to be considered and it was
dcided to postpone tho seleotion. Although no definite statement bas yet
been made as to what routes the company will choose it is understood that
certain points of traffic will undoubtedly be connected, such as the government wharf ana tbe O. P. R. depot (via
Baker street) and Baker street and the
link at the top of Stanley street with
possibly an extension to the mountain
station of the Nelson & Fort Sbeppnra
railway. It is hoped that there will
be a line run from Baker street to
BoguBtown. Tbere are many desirable
properties in that locality which would
become admirable residential sites for
business men were the connection
with the town made easy.
Of course tbe difficulties the company have to contend witb are not distances but elevations. They are about
to lay two miles of the road and in so
doing must rake in view tbe fact that
eventually they hope to construot lines
which will embrace the whole Oity,
It will be easily understood that, at
first, a street railway in a town the
sizo of Nelsou cannot possibly be made
to pay hundsome dividends. It is
the future of tbe town (in which tbe
nreseni cnii puny have ;ut so much
confidence j that must be looked to for
profits. Tbe company therefore do not
anticipate any difficulty between themselves and the powers that be as to the
streets along which the lirst lines shall
Cars of the very latest patterns, both
enclosod and open, well lighted and
healed by electricity, in winter, are
being designed for tbe company. The
system is that known us the.ovorhead
electric systeiu. To explain thin in as
simple a manner as possible it may
ho said -!'•'' ' « ijirttlyfl pnv«r is conveyed fj'om overhead wires to the oars
by means of a vire broom whioh it
fastened to the cars with the business
end upwards and which literally
brushes the wire. Powerful brakes
uro fitted to the ours so that thev can
be, if necessary, stoppod in a second,
thus reducing any risk to a minimum
The electrio power will, it is understood, be brought from the Bennington
Palls station. This is roughly the
outline ot tbe present scheme of tbe
company as propounded to The Miner
the  Blair
The Team   Matched   to Play  Against
Nelson  Today.
Juno 29.—This morning
College baseball toara 12
strong, leaves for Nelson, to play a series of games with the strongest teams
In British Columbia. The Dominion
Day celebration at Nelsou has on its
program a basohull championship
game. Rosslaud has a strong team,
with the Gibsun boys and Con Whalen
in it. Northport has a pitcher formerly with the St. Louis league club
and Kaslo bas a number of speedy play
era in her olub. Nelson bus an uggre-
gition of ball tossers which has practiced together for months and a battle
royal is promised.
The Blair team is iu splendid condition, and its capable of playing good
ball in the fastest company. Professor
Blair will accompany the team as
manager. The players to go north today are: Theodore Haas, catcher;
Marvin Fawks, Billy Rush and Leonard Groohel, pitchers; John Finnegan,
1st base ; Ralph MoDcnald, 2nd base;
Bert Weeks. 3rd base ; Wade Ruther-
foid right field;, Ben Stimmel, cen
tor field; Herbert Yates, lett flold.
James R. Toole is the extra player.
The Two  Amerioan   Yachts   to Have
a Trial Race.
New York, June 29.—The yacht Columbia   will   meet   the   Defender on
Thursday, July (I, on a 80 mile course,
sailing on tbe Sandy   Hook   course off
the   Scotland   Lightship.    The    New
York Yacbt Club  offers a $250 cup for
' the winning vessel.     The   start will
i be off Sandy Hook  or   Scotland Light
ship, as  will   be signalled.   The preparatory signal will be made   at  12:80
Rows iu the Chamber of Deputies and
Brussels,June 29.—The storm of verbosity wus renewed in chamber of deputies today. The Socialists hurled
anathemas at M. Vender Pereboom
who endeavored to enpluin the notion
taken by the police yesterday and the
socialists persistently interrupted and
insulted tho Premier, reproaching
him with being responsible for yesterday's conflicts between the people
and the police. Then later it was announced that King Leopold had a long
coufeieuce with Vender Pereboom,
Beregerem and Bernaert. The latter
bas been summoned from Tbe Hague
It ia reported that M. Vender Pereboom would resign. Although a vote
censuring the government was rejected
by H7 to 31 tbe tumult in tbe chamber was so great that tbe president suspended the Bitting. Tbe socialists
then led a cheeiing crowd shouting
"Vive la Republique" to the park
where the conflict with the Gendarmes
occurred. Thence the mob proceeded
to tbe public squuro, tbe shops closing
as the rioters appeared.
Van de Velde, the socialist leader
was making a speech to the crowd as
this deapatob was being sent.
When the chamber of deputies reassembled tonight M. Destre, socialist,
culled attention to the riots which bad
ooourrod sinoo tho adjournment, iu
whioh he was struck by a gendarmes
sword demnndnig the guard's punishment. There upon the chamber at
once returned to a statu of tumult, the
socialists surrounding ill. Vander
Pereboom with olen nod fists, denounced him.
As the tumult in leased the chamber arose. Iu the in- ..ntinie the streets
were tilled by a shouting mob which
eventually gathered in front of the
war ministry where the gendarmes
with drawn swords dispersed the
The judges will decide on the best, »■ '»., the starting and finishing lines,
decorated boat in the wuter carnival at which lie between a point upon the
9 :80 on Saturday night. flagship Corsair, indicated   by a white
BICYCLE KACIkF. will be at right angles with  outward
Ths bieyola  committee have prertid- ] and home courio reipsotively.
Wheeling, W. Va., June 29.—Oscar
Gardner bus received a letter from
Billy Deleuay. Ohampiou Jim Jeffries'
trainer, from California, asking if be
would consent to join a star fistio combination whioh will do a tour ot tbe
country after Sept-mber. Mr. Tommy
Ryan, tbe welter weight, was to bo
one of the party, aud moot was to divide tbe honors with Gardner iu meeting all comers in this .lass along the
road. Jefferies and Ed. Donkborst,
his sparring partner, were to complete
tbe aggregation. Gaidner wrota
Delenay his willingness to ga with
the party /
Nelson Weekly Miner
I'ubiisned uaily except Monday.
D. J   BEATON, Kditor and Manager,
subscription Rates
Uaily per menthby oan'er I 100
per half year   o0u
per year  1° 0°
per yuar by mall    SOD
perye^r foreign. 1°**
Nelson Weekly Miner.
Weekly, pe  naif year I 1 25
per year    2 00
per year, foreign   250
Hubecrlp'iom Invariably in advance.
It is several weeks—the period could
be reckoned in months—since any leading politician or newspaper was moved
to declare that tho Senate must be
mended or ended. That most grave
and reverend body haB been given a
long rest. But it is only the calm between the Btorras. The Opposition do
not conceal their intent ion to fight the
Redistribution Bill at every stage,
evon to the extremity of obstruction.
They may delay, but they cannot defeat it, however; it will be carried iu
the Commons, and sent on its more or
loss joyful way to the Senate. There
its fate is problematical. A few days
ago the leader of the Opposition, who
ought to know the mind of the Senate
maj irity, intimated as much as it
would be thrown out. The Toronto
Globe, that speaks for the Government,
professes to have no doubt that the
Senate will pass it. It may be tbat
The Globe's prognostication will
prove tho true one, but the country
generally will be more disposed to
back the leader of tbe Opposition. At
any rate, the popular belief at the present time is tbat the Senate will defeat
the Redistribution Bill, on the not altogether indisputable ground that it is
unconstitutional. And should this occur tbe cry against the Senate will be
renewed, more fiercely than ever. That
is the threatening storm, and in anticipation of it a roost delightful calm is
at present prevailing.
There is nothing surprising in tbe
fact tbat the attacks on the Senate
have come from Liberals. They are
intended as an electioneering card, and
to gain elections anything required
will be cut to order. But it is not a
little singular that Liberal Senators are
among the moat zealous of its defenders. The latest to enter the list is
Senator Power, a leador of the party iu
Nova Scotia. He goes to great pains
to show that the Senate is not a useless or impotent body, but that it is
an important feature' of our Parliamentary system, deserving tbe confidence and Bupport of tbe Canadian
people. Tbe vast majority of Bills
originate in the Commons, of course.
Since Confederation 093 of these
have been amended iu the Senate, and
tbe amendments concurred in. Tbe
detailed figures   may   be   interesting:
Number Number
Year        of Bills.    Year of Bills.
1867-88 14   1884 50
1869 15   1885 22
1870  8   1886 87
1871 9   1887 86
1872 29   1888 29.
1878 22    1889 26
1874 29   1890 26
1875 34    1891 23
1876 17   1892 13
1877 40   1898 21
1878 17   1894 21
18v9 28   1895 15
1880 24   1896 4
1880-81 9   1896 0
1882 44   1897 2
1883 28 -
If the Senate amendments were not
in tbe publio interest, tbe Commons
did wrong to accept them. Tbat it
concurred must be taken as evidence
tbat they were in the right directioi.
It will be observed, too, tbatthe larger
number were during years tbe Conservatives were in power, a faot which
mav fairly be advanoed iu defence of
tin Senate against the oharge of partisanship.
sistiug to circulate this information us
widely as possible. Every mining
district in the world will doubtless
be represented at Paris next year.
The Dominion and Provincial Governments are goiug to much trouble and
expenso to see that British Columbia
is giveu a place with the rest. It
should be the ambition of mine owners and managers in Kooteuay to furnish an exhibit worthy of its reputation j and if they will join with the
Board of Trade and do everything
they can to facilitate their endeavors
to secure a collection that will show
the district at its best, they will bo doing a valuable service to the mining
industry of the Province.
Before dispersing on the last day of
their visit to Montreal, the Vermont
Grand Army of tho Republic had a
final parade. This sentence is taken
from a report in The Montreal Star:
"When passing the statue of Queen
Victoria, in Victoria Square, tho G.
A. R. men saluted her Majesty with
doffed hats, repeating tho salute on
their return by Notro Dame street."
At Spokane tho other day the chairman of the Western Press Association
laid their Union Jnok on the bier of an
American ensign killed in Samoa in
endeavoring to rescue a British ollicer
from a body of attacking natives.
These are pleasant incidents, such as
one should delight to dwell upon.
The Council ot the Nelson Board of
Trade are losing no time in carrying
out their compaot with the Provincial
Mineralogist. They agreed to furnish
a collection of minerals for tbe Parie
Exhibtion, covering tbe two mining
divisions of Nelson and Goat River. A
gentleman in every way qualified to
make the selections haB been engaged
in the person of Mr. Cbadbourn, who
will proceed at once to visit the various camps of the district, of which
mine owners and managers are requested to take notice and to render
snob assistance as they can. It is
desired to be understood, however, that
they need not reserve their specimens
until Mr. Obadbuurn'a visit, as they
may be aent at once and directly to
the Board of Trade here. The transportation companies have kindly consented to carry them free of cost. A
package of specimens addressed to tbe
Nelson Board of Trade, in care of Mr.
F. W. Peters, will be accepted at any
railway station of the O. P. R., or
at any lake or river port of oall for
tbe company's lines of steamers. A
similar arrangement haB been made
with the Great Northern Railway,
packages iu this case to be addressed in oare of Mr. G. K. Taoka-
bury, agent, Nelson.
The Miner  has much pleasure In ai-
There was much surprise at tho sudden change iu Mr. Corbin s plans in
respect to that Kettle River railway
charter, and numerous were the surmises us to the rauso of it. Perhaps
an explanation will be found iu a Press
dispatch which reads ns follows:
"The Canadian Pacific and Groat
Northern have, it is understood, arrived at nu agreement whereby a
joint line will be laid to connect the
Boundary Creek miuing camp of British Columbia with the Republic district in Washington. The line will be
about 85 miles long." The publio
have a poor chance against tho railways. If one cannot have its way
against another, tho two will unite
ou a new way that means advantage
to both.
An Ottawa correspondent writos:
"Speaking of the Premier, he is now
bum of the $100,000 gift which his
friends some time ago undertook to
raise for him. Sir Donald Smith,
High Commissioner for Canada, contributes $10,000 and offers to double
the money. It is unnecessary to say
that the Libernl party hnu overcome
any objections formerly felt to the acceptance of cash testimonials by the
The S.rpdnn Miuing Roview gives a
teuiporare account of the nrrest of Its
editor in this Oity, charged with abstracting books, and papers belonging
to the Minors' Union of that place.
There docs not appear to _ havo been
the least ground for suspicion, aud no
oue appearing against him when the
oase was oalled it was of course dismissed. It wus a very stupid and annoying mistake on tbe part of some
one; and although discussing the matter at length in perfect temper, Mr.
Oliffe declares his intention to follow
it up and obtaiu whatever satisfaction
the law will allow him.
The couuoil of tho Revelstoke Board
of Trade carry matters with a higher
hand than is entirely pleasing to The
Mail, and it contrasts thoir powers
with those of the Nelson council, to
the advantage of the latter. Here the
counoil are kept subordiuate to tho
Board, whereas in Revelstoke they are
given equal powers and may do ns they
Entbusiaatio Meeting in Capetown Endorsing tho  Goveruor.
Capetown, Juno 28 —A meeting of
4,000 loyalists under the presidency
of the Mayor of Capetown was held
here this evening aud adopted with tbe
greatest enthusiasm resolutions supporting Sir Alfred Milner, governor ot
the colony and British High Commissioner in South Africa iu his recent
negotiations with President Kruger,
and thanking the Canadians and Australians for their offers of   assistance.
An immense overflow meeting was
also held. The former at which the
Rt. Hon. Sir John Gordon Sprigg,
former premier of the colony and numerous other political niombeis were
present, addresses were giveu at the
meeting, declaring that unless Sir Alfred Milner was absolutely supported
there was danger that tho Cape Oolouy
would secede from the empire.
Almost a Repetition of the War Eagle
There came very near being a repot.
tion of the recent War Eagle disaster
in tho Deer Park drift last evening at
7 o'clock. At the time mentioned,
Messrs. A. Lome Becher. general
manager of tho Deer Park; William
Tregear, the foreman, and two machine men were in the drift. The machine drill was slugging nway like n
drummer beating the roll call. Mr.
Tregear wished to show Mr. Bochor
the obaractei of tho ore that was being
passed through, and began picking in
the surface of the drift. Suddenly he
gave the  pick a  good  swing and   it
went in clean up to tbe haft. He
carefully pulled it out and found tbe
steel was revered with yellow looking
stuff. A short examiuutiou revealed
that he hud struck a drill hole in
which was giant powder that had not
gone off, and he said without showing
any excitement: "That's devilish
poor dynamite or we would have all
been blown into the other end of Ihe
drift." Mr Bechor lighted a cigarette
to relieve his feelings, and slowly remarked between pull's: "That was
rather a closo call." In the meantime
the machine was plugging away only a
foot or so distant from where the pow
der was still in the hcle. The machine men seemed to hardly notice
the incident. After completing his examination of the drift, Mr. Tregear
said to Ihe men: "Boys be careful,
and don't blow yourselves up," and
they replied that they would look out
tor themselves all right Then Messrs.
Becher and Tregear returnod to tho sur-
face. The|former acknowledges that
Ihe incident did startle him somewhat
but then, he said, what was the use
of getting excited over it.
The explanation of the presence of
the dyi ninite in this case is simple.
Sometimes there will bo u little space
iu a drill hole between the different
sticks of giant, powder. One charge
will go off before another, and the result sou'oiimes is that it blows out a
portion of tho rock containing another
charge before the latter explodes, and
thus haves a portion of tho powder intact in the hole. This, it is thought,
happened in the Deer Park hut oven-
iug.—Rosslaud Miner.
Violent Storm of Last Eveuiug Plays
Havoo With the Streets.
Whether the visiting editors brought
a sample of bad prairie weather with
them or the storm came to prevent
thorn from feeling lonesome, yesterdays hail, rain and wind storm cume
us a surprise and an unwelcome one
to the people of Nelson.
All kinds of weather were txperi-
euced during tho day. Tho morning
opened with a gray, windswept cloudy
sky which later fulrlllod its promise
in heavy showers of rain, alternated
by a steady dn/.zlo, till early in the
afternoon when the clouds parted,
piling up in white fleecy banks, and
tho sun cume out warm and brighi.
Towards evouiug more rain clouds
came drifting along; discharging a
passing shower, occasionally, until
seven o'clock. Then a dark mass of
clouds swept up tho vulley of the
Kooteuay, and by half past s'jven
with a very slight stretch ot imagination one could imagine themselves in
Regiua in u spring blizzard. The mountains were blotted out of sight in the
driving fury of the hail, which rattled
down with surpassing fury for some
ten minutes, followed by a tropical
delugo of rain. Along Baker streol
the deoorating shrubs were many of
them blown down, and most of the
cross streets were running torrents,
over a foot deep in places. All thiongh
the town flower gardens Buffered, and
iu the fotf orchards much of the leaves
were beaten off the limbs of tho trees
by tho force of tho bail. Alter it was
over the hail. whaJfcdrifted against
walls or obstacles,^JJflying a couple
of inches deep.
A great doal depends on today's
weather as to what kind of roads there
will bo for tomorrow's races, although
even under the best circumstances
they will be a little soft.
A wayfarer struck a saloon yesterday
"Gimme two niokols for this dime, I
haven't the price of a drink" he said.
The house was generous and provided
the nickels and the desired refreshment. Tho wanderer turned to the
slot machine, backed the white and
the bluo with uncertain hand, then
found the handle   had   boon removed.
"Where   tho " and     tho    glasses
begun to dance at the sound of his
talking. Then the barman took up
his parable aud explained that a short
time ago some man had cleared out
the machine and had come to the bar
to bo paid. His fortune was so extraordinary that the house took an interest in tho game and discovered that at
every turn of the wheel of fortune the
machine paid 30 cents. It was then
too lata to protest so the handle wub
removed. The fortunate "bucker"is
now u cheerful giver.
It will be remembered thut at the
last meeting of the Board of Trade
council it wus resolved that a telegram
bo sent to Mr. Hewitt Bostock reminding him of tho promised appropriation
for tho Nelson Federal Building and
requesting him to see that tho same
was provided for it iu tho supplementary
estimates. This wus done and the following reply was received by tho secretary of the Board of Trade yostcrday.
"Supplementary estimates for this
yeur not brougham yet.    BOSTOCK.''
Some members of tho Council seem
to think the reply to be uu evasion ot
a direct answer. At any rale it is distinctly non-committal, Contrary to
reports the supplemental estimates
have not, as u matter of fact, been
Cleveland, Ohio, June 88, —F, Coiner, non-union conductor ou the (Jen
trul Avenue line, fired four shots into a
crowd that held up his car at the
Cleveland Pittsburg tracks today. The
bullets wont wild. There wos a panic
imoiig tho passengers. The windows
if the cars were smashed but no one
ivas injured.
Lively Times iu t'.,e Italian Congress
Over Royal Decree.
Rome, June 28.—Great interest was
taken in today's session of the ohani-
ber of deputies. There are apprehensions that it may lead to a ministerial
crisis over the Royal decree, empowering tho government to prohibit public meetings etc., aud to punish strikers and infringers of the press laws.
Tho extreme left is  resolved to  rosort
to every meaus to postpone a vote
approving the measure, so that they
may subsequently bj able to contest
its legality in the courts on the
grounds of its being unconstitutional as well as not sanctioned by
The debate on the navy ostimates
ought to have been'resumed today but
immediately after the sitting was ordered, the minister of justice moved
its suspension on the ground that Ihe
chamber should firs? prouounce an
opinion on the myul decree. The
house eveufually decided to adjourn
until  this afternoon.
Rome, June 2H.—At the conclusion
of the long debute the motiou of the
premier, General Pelloux, to refer to
the decrees to the commi.teo ou political bill, such referenco to have the
force of an act of indemnity, was
adopted by a vote of 208 to 18.
Madame Rtsal Wins Damages Against
the Company.
Paris, June 28.--The action for diim-
uges brought by Madame lb-sal as a result of the loss of her husband iu the
sinking of the French line steamer La
Bourgogno, in collision with tho British Bteamer Cromartyshire, July 4,
1808, off Sable Island, N. S., has resulted in a verdict against the company for 100,000 fruues. Tho plaintiff
at the same time was debarred from
claiming any money lost with M. Re-
sal which may hereafter bo recovered.
The court found tho company responsible for the acts of the Captain, who is
declared to be at fault in not bringing
his ship to a staudstill after the collision iu losing time in launching the
boats, aud in not furnishing the passengers with life beltB.
New York, June- 27.—A dispatch to
the Herald from Brussels says:
The Revue Geiierulo, a well known
Belgian magazine, patronized by most
of tho leaders of tho Catholic party,
has consented to publish a voleut onslaught on Areh.iishop Ireland by
the French clerical writer, Ricault do
Hericault. Tho writer finds Mgr.
Ireland much too advuueed.    He says.
"The American archbishop recently
oamo to Franco ns a commercial traveller of revolutionary ideas. The
French Catholics wore struck at hearing a foreigner pretending to tench
them how thoy were to behave them
selves and at the real scandal caused
by thi-i successor of tho   apostle.
"We o*rer onr congratulations to
France upon having become a Free
Masonic republic which exiles some of
its priests and sends others into tho
anny uud closer convents. Many
French prelates looked upon Ireland as
a savage. Ho has been truly dosonbed
as a bombshell."
Spokane, Juno 28.—The law books
which Will J. Lee attempted to stll
at a second hand store last Saturday
morning, and which led to his arrest
on a charge of larceny, havo been identified us belonging to Attorney A. M.
Craven. They had been taken from
his office in the Hyde block. The
books were returned to their owner.
Lee is the Greenwood, B. 0., newspaper man who wns arrested three
times last week. On Saturday afternoon he was fined $25 and costs for
the larency of a medical book trom
Dr. A. S. Oliver. He is now serving
out his sentence at the county jail.
His time will bo up early noxt week,
but ho will not be free then. Ho will
be taken into court to answer to the
charge of stealing the law books
whioh wore found in his possossion
when last arrested. — Chronicle.
San Francisco, June 28.— P. A. De-
ville, the woll known Alaskan miner,
commonly called "French Pete" the
discoverer of the celebrated Treadwell
mine near Juneau, has been missing
since his arrival in Ibis city a week
ago. Ho intended to go to the California hotel, where mail and other
mattei were waiting for him, but none
of his friends have scon him since he
landed and a search for him has proved
Eight miners havo just reached here
from Alaska with $250,000, the result
of two years digging within 20 miles
of Dawson. One of them, named W
H. Armstrong has a nugget worth
"The country is full of men," said
Armstrong, "and every steamer brings
a lot more to swcil the list. There
will be a fairly good clean up this year
around Dawson, but it will belong to
ten times us many men as last year's
output." ,
Tho New Temperance House Very
Tastily Arranged.
The Waverley Hotel,the now tempor-
nnco house which wus opened last
Monday, can lay claim to being one of
the most tastily arranged and homelike of hotels iu tho Kootenays. The
parlor aud reading room especially is
most nristically furiiishod.aud presents
n most homelike and templing appear
an ee. The large asaortmeut of mnga-
zinoa and newapapers with which the
reading room is furnished is a most
desirable feature, and will doubtless
aid in making the new hotel a most
popular resort.
Spokane, June 28.—One of tbe
brightest fireballs that ever came within the vision of the people of Spokane,
passed over the city last Saturday
evening. It name several hours before
the fierce electrical storm of the early
Sunday morning, but it is regarded as
the forerunner of that nnusual disturbance. Captain Coverly and Deteotive
McDonald of the police department
were standing in front of the sfa-
tiou about 9 o'clock Saturday evening
when tho strange Bight came into their
view. It was sailing high in the sky
and coming from the east. It orossed
Howard street at such au angle that for
a moment it was bid len from tho observers at tho station by the large
brick blook occupied by the Grand Ho
tel. Thou it uppeared again and continued its onward course toward the
west. When at a point that was apparently above Latah oreek at its function with the river the meteor burst
into mauy pieces, just as a large rocket goes all to pieces when at its highest
point. The spectacle was a beautiful
one, indeed. A myriad of sparks in
all tho colors of the rainbow filled the
air for a second, and thou all wus
darkness again.
Enlistment   of   Volunteers   to   Begin
Immediately   in  the States.
Washington. June 28. —Later in the
day it wiib definitely decided to begin
the enlistment lor the volunteer service
under the uct of ihe last congress
The reports to the Adjutant General,
bused on tho reports of the recruiting
officers and on closo estimates as to
the number of soldiers ill the Philip
pines, and in each command in Cuba
and Porto Rico, show that the regului
army is up to its full authorized
Tho additional soldiers needed must
be obtained under that section of the
act of congress authorizing the enlistment ot volunteers. Tho present indications are that about 10,000 men will
be wanted.
New York, Juno 28. —A dispatch to
the Herald from Hong Kong says:
Tho Chinese custom house and the
French consulate at Yeng Ting on the
Yuu Nan frontier were plundered ou
June 22 by n band of armed Chinese.
The commissioner and Messrs. Shiney,
Oidham, Mailke.Miller aud tbe French
consulatj M. De. La Batia escaped.
Tne demuionstration is believed to
have been auti-Freuch. M. Doumer's
visit to Yun Nan Foo wus in tho interests of the French railway from
Tonkin, which is to anticipate the
British lino from Burmah. M. Doau-
roers returued to Hanoi on June 21,
passing throngh Ming Ting. Marshal]
Son whose presence prevented big
raidB in Frencli_ torritoiy, passed
through Hong Kong last week ou his
way to Pekin, after consultation at the
frontier town with M. Doumers.
Pronch action should have an important effect on the further partition of
A. limited amount of private funds tu loan
on mortgage upon Improved oity property. Apply to Elliott & LenttfOi solicitors, Nelson.
In ihe Supreme Court of British Columbia,
III rrohatr.
In THH mattkr ok thk khtatk and BFPBOT8
Notieo In hereby glvon Hint by un order of this
Honourably Court dated It he Utd iy of June, A.
I), isyu, Surah Klizabm i, Hudson was appointed
AdininiHl.rnlrix of the personal estate and of-
fpcltjof i In- H.iid dt'eoanml, who died un or about
the 7th day of May, A. J)., 18U».
AilpeiMoni having okuma against the said
deoeasedi are required   on or before the 10th
day of July, a. 1)., 1880, to asod full particulars
of Niieh claims duly verified by Statutory Hec-
laration to Messrs. Klllot & I.ennlo, of the City
of Nols. n, H. I'.. Solicitors for tho Administratrix, with their Christian and Hurnainos, ad
drosHes and descriptions and the value of tho
securities, if any, held by thorn,
And further take notice that after such last
mentioned date the said Administratrix will
proceed to administer tbe said estate and distribute the proceeds thereof amongst the parlies entitled thereto having regain only to the
claims of which she shall then have notice and
will not be liable for the assets or any part
thereof to any person or porsons of whoso
claims notice shall not have berni received by
them at the date of such distribution.
Dated this 0th day of June, A. 1)., lfUK).
Solicitors for the Administratrix,
1,500 feet 18 and 22 inch Hydraulic Pipe, 1-'
gauge Steel delivered F. <>. B. Yale, B. C. This
pipe is in excellent condition and wilt be sold
at a bargain. Apply Armstrong & Morrison,
Hydraulic Pipe Works, Vancouver, B. C.
S. Saviour's [BJkolibhJ  Ohuboh—Corner
Ward and Silica Sts, Sundays: Holy Communion 8 a in.; and on the 1st and 3rd Sundays
in the month after Mattins; Maltin- at 11 a.m.;
-unday School 2,30 p.m ; Evensong 7.80, Daih :
Mattins at 9.80 a. in. Thursdays and HaintV
Days; Holy Communun 10 a. in. Fridays:
ECvenaong 7.30 p. m., followed by choir pruo
Hoc. II. S. Akehurst, Hector. Fred Irvine,
Geo. Johnstone, Wardens.
PBB8BYTBRIAN CiiUitcii—Services at 11 a.m
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.
Christian Endeavor Society rueeU every Mon
day evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew
Methodist Chuhch—Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets. Services at 11 a.m. and 7,3'
p. m, ; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.; Prayer meet
ing on Friday evening at 8 o'clock: KpwortI
League C, K., Tuesday at 8 a.in. Rev. Jobn
Robsou, Pastor.
Catholic Church—Man at Nelson, first
and third Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m.; Renedlc
tion at 7.30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland
BAPTIST Church — Services morning and
evening at 11 a.m.-and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet
ing Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. ths It. Y
P. U. Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Strangers
cordially welcomed.   Rev, C W. Rose, Pastor
Salvation Ahmy—Servio s  every evening
at 8 o'clock  in  barracks on Victoria streo
Adiuunt Kdgecombe in oharge.
Point Comfort Hotel,
MAYNE  ISLAND,      -      B. C.
Midway   betwocn   Victoria  and Vancouver
Excellent Boating and Salmon Fishing, Lawn Tennis and Bathing.
Situate on one of the most charming
spots on the Pacific Coast. Delightful
place to spend the hot summer months.
Boat leaves New Westminster every
Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Kates moderate.   Apply to Manager.
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
Right I!
Is buying it at Ihe store where
Wall Paper is sold at careful margins—where the price always fits
the quality—where the styles are
always freshest.
Buying here gives you the advantage, as well, of our May values
—gives you a selection of most used
Designs and Stylish Color Tintings
—gives you a Price Advantage—
values you cannot easily duplicate
Embossed and Ingrain
TillS   -WEEK.
Choice residential lots  and  good
business lots lor sale.
Over two hundred   lots  in  Addition A are on the market.
Hume Addition and city property
or  sale.
Business property a specialty.
Lots for Sale.
$125 each will Imv II choice lots on
Mill St., 25x120, 8200 will buy corner
lot, Mill St., 28x120 $117". will buy 2
choice lots, Carbonate St. $210 will
buy choice lot, Front St., 25x120. $4(10
will buy 2 lots and shm.ty, Itohson St.
♦150 will buy cultivated lot, 80x120.
Nelson Avenue, Bo^ustowii. 8,1,1100
will buy n bouse and four lots, Hum))
A <li I it ii H i. Al garden.
Buy Fairinount shares (Yinii) for a
Mining and  Heal   Estate   Broker,
Turuer-Bocckk Block, Nelson.
Fishing Parties,
Excursions, and Picnics supplied with tasty Luncheons
at short notice. Melton
Mowbray Pies and all
Pastry a specially. Short
Order Meals after 11 a. m
Ward St.,   - Opposite Hume Botel
Fire,   Life,  Accident  and   Sickness
Real Estate and Loans.
To Let.—Several Houses of
Different Sizes.
For Sale. -Real Estate in all parts
of the  City.
SengfeJder's Celebrated  Best in
Spokane Ice Cream.      Town.
Ask HER if she woulu like n glass of
our Delicious Crushed Fruits from
Tuft's beautiful fountain, and see her
Leave your orders for Strawberries,
Cherries and all Fresh Fruits. Received
daily at Lowest Price.
J. a. Mcdonald.
The Miner is on sale at the following news stores at five cents per
Gilbert Stanloy Nelson
Thomson Stationery Co       Nelson
Canada Drug JcBook Co.      Nelson
Hotel Hume News Stand     Nelson
Hotel Phair News Stand      Nelson
Humphrey & Pittock Nelson
11. Campbell Ymir
C.F.Nelson NewDonver
J. F. Dolaney Hoseborry
R. A. llradshaw Slocan City
Slooan News Co. Sandon
Thomson Bros. Vancouver      Jf.
Hotel Spokane Spokane        ^^^9~ •
M. W. Simpson Rossland
ljunont & Young Kaslo
John Drydon Lardo
JamOH Hamilton Creston
Samuel Price Itobnon
H. A. King & Co. Greenwood
and News   Agents   on boats and
trains out of Nelson /
Injury Done to the Country by the Ei?ht-
Hour Law—Wages Paid in
Other Parts.
Mr. T. J. Lenclrum, a gentleman
■well known in the local mining circles, returned to Nelson yesterday after a long visit to the States.
Speaking to The Miner's representative yesterdny, Mr. Iicndruin snid that
be was ufraid the eight hour bill would
do considerate injury to the country
uud retard its progression. He considered tho bill wus wholly unnecessary und
unonllfd    for.     In   parts  of   Arizona
aud Nevada, where be bad been visaing,   the men there worked 10 hours a
day and   their pay varied   from   J2,60
to sf'i per day.    Tbcro was   no sign   of
disconteut and ihe mining business was
prosperous there.    He thought that tbe
liovernment of this   Province hud fur-
gotten tho fact that   there   were   very
few dividend paying miues here.    The
now   act  was   uimed   ut   the  paying
mines.but in reality the hardship caused by   it   fell upon   prospects and undeveloped mines. What is wanted here
is  capital aud enterprise.    The   development of a claim is always hazardous
and anxious   work, $11 is  high, almost
too high, a price to pay for such work.
In the  A ins worth  camp, dur.'ng  the
boom of 18111. wages   were at the   rate
of  |8.60   per   day of 10   hour   shifts.
Since 1806 this rate had   been reduced
to |!i a day.    As a   matter of fact   the
men never worked   the  full 10   boors,
nine or   uiun   ami a half hours   being
the utmost   limit   of time   they   wore
Ho hud hud u large experience iu
the Ainswortb OB up. The properties
tbeie, beiug principally low grade
ores, wore good examples of properties
where the utmost inducements mnst
be given to capitalists,for tbo development of such is bard uphill work tor
He know from recont experience that
mnuy investors over the International
line were uneasy at tbo state of affairs
here. Though tbo country is toi rich a
oue for any rash und illadvised legisla
tion to destroy, yet the present act
would, iu luot already hud, caused
wavering investors to turn their attention elsewhere for the iuvistinent of
their capital. British Uolumiba cuunut
nll'ord to   lose   oue   investor.
Moreover American investors who
had already luiil out money in British
Cnluiiilibui mines were now disposed
to wuit before they put their bunds iu
their pookets for more workiug capital
until a ohungo or sotco modus Vivendi
between tho mine owners and the
uiiuers bad been arrived at. The eight
hour bill had filled the minds of American investors with u distrust. Mr. Leu-
drum does not take any interest, in Provincial politics but, in what he sta'es,
merely expressed tbo views of mining
men in the States who are largely in
forested in this oomitry and with whom
Me bns beon recently brought iu contact.
lis School building on Mouday 3rd of
July at ft :45 a. m., and the examination will he nndor the charge of William Kurns. B. A., inspector of schools
for Ihe Kootenays.
This is the firBt examination beld in
Nelson, und is due to the Dirsistent
agitation of the Trustees here, hacked
by the Teachers' Convention, of last
Juunary aud, it is believed, by the
mure practical influence ot inspector
Burns. It is a distinction, that emphasises Nelson's claims to be considered the educutionul centre of Southern British Oolumbin. It will also
prove a great convenience and saving
to oauiidatos going up for examination
from this section of the Province.
New York Sun to  Pay   For Its Hiied
Despatch Boat.
New York, June 2.—Justice   Brown
i    the United   States  district  oourt
today handed down   u decision award-
ing $66,000 damages with Interest from
November   18, 18IIK to William   Moore
in the bill filed by him against the Sun
Printing and   Publishing Co., for  the
loss of the   yacht Knnapubu,   stranded
iu   September last year  while off   the
north coast of Cuba.    Tbo bout wus in
the employ of the  Sun   as a  despatch
Socialists Badly Beat a Catholic Labor
Brussels, June 28.—A disturbance
occurred in the chamber of deputies
when tho order of the day of the right
wus adopted, expressing confidence in
the president (f tho house against tbo
vote of the socialists. Tho annminco
mout of tbo vote was the signal for a
general uproar, nil the deputies
ing to the center of the
free fight took place.
M. Guiohnataore, Catholic labor
member for Ghent wus badly beaten
by tho socialists. A guard of soldiers
on duty finally cleared tho galleries
and later the session was suspended.
The minister of war wns the object of
grent abuse hy tbo socialists who blamed
him for originating the uproar.
lloor where a
Forty Girls Employed hy Armour &
Co., Go Out.
Chicago, June 28.—Tbo latest ;
omits to tbe strikers at the stock yards
aio 40 girls, who have boon drawing
76 cents per day in the btilterine department of Amrour & Co. They usk-
ed to bo increase to (1 and upon refusal walked out. It is estimated
that 1,200 strikers wero out today. It
is claimed by tho men that Ihe raise
in wages whioh ennsed many to resume work is only temporary und that
there is a strong undercurrent of discontent running in the entire army
employed at the yards.
The decoration committee, owiug to
the smallnoss of the funds planed at
their disposal this your, have decided
out to oreot any arohes, sky signs,
mottooB or texts. Tbe main strees
will bo garnished with green fir and
tamarae trees Bunting and flags will
ocour at intervals, and, if fine, Chinese lanterns will be hung ou the trees
by the street side in tho evening.
Mr. Sherwood as president of the
hanging committee, finds it difficult
to make the $260 go very far. However the best that can he done for
money will assuredly be done.
Southampton, June 28. — \t low tide
lato this evening the Shamrock was
apparently aground with a list to port
of 15 degrees.
Victoria, June 28—The work of
pumping nut and floating the steamer
Danube, ushore on Denams Island was
successfully accomplished yesterday
with tho aid of the steamer Maude and
her centrifugal pumps. As soon as
the Danube wus utloat Captain Meyer
ran her up on a sandy beach iu a sbel
tered cove where the boles iu her bull
ouuld bo conveniently got at, nnd
putched up preparatory to bringing the
vessel beie for repairs. A telegram
from Union tonight announces that
the Danube has sturted for Victoria
uudor her own steam oonvoyod hy tbe
A Chinese laundry has been started
on the Mines Road a few doors from
Stanley street, mnch to tho disgust of
tho householders  in that part.
At the Presbyterian church yesterday
George Stanley Kellaway aud Caroline
Jemima Hanowa Mnuat. were united
in marriage by the Rev. Robert Frew.
A. Buohanau was Tuesday mulcted
in the sum of $10 by Magistrate Crease.
Another individual, for using unparliamentary language and otherwise
profaning the Sabbath (not by fishing)
was ordered to leave the town within
24 hours.
Captain Hodgins requests every man
of the Nelson Rifle Company to torn
out to drill tonight. The 'fall in''
is to be sounded at. 7:30 sharp nnd
every man should be at the Armory at
that time. Applications to join tbe
company should be made to Recruiting
Korgt. Beer, at tbo Nelson Hardware
Co., or to Recruiting Sergt. Day at
the Smelter. Tho drill instruction
for tbe immediate future will bo along
tho line of firing exercise in extend
ed order with bli.uk cartridge.
A fine cinumon bear was caught uot
long ago in a dead fall at Ainswortb
Tho skin may be seen hnngiug up out
sido u loghouse in that town.
The plasterers havo nearly finished
their work on the Roman Catholic,
church, and in a few days work will
be commenced on tbe interior decorating and finishing of the building.
Mr. Arthur Hodgins is oullng for
tenders for the erection of a residence
for Mr. Lay, the manager of the Imperial Bunk of Canada. The site ohos-
eu is at tho corner of Hall and Victoria
Manufacturers of#
Manufacturers vt
Wire Ropes sio
The Dominion Wire Rope Co'y. Ltd Montreal, Que.   coiiigrv
Wire" "Rope
Bargains for  Ibe   Next
Thirty Daja.
Heavy team Harness $10
to 815 a set: Lead Harness
1311 to (39; Double Carriage
Hariie.»n $35 to »40; Express
Saddles *8 to »28 each. All
other things in this line at
a reduction.
Turnor-Boeckh Block
Hydraulic Pipe
Waterworks or Mining Plants.
The largest and  best equip pel Rivet ted
Steel pipe- making plant o.i the Coast.
Estimates Furnished.
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Large or Small Quantities.
No Delay in Delivery.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
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.   lytlcul Chemist,   Victoria ,st reet, Nel
son, B.O. 701
Mr. H. Ferguson Pollok, of Pollok
Oastlo, Scotland.arrived in Nelson yesterday acoompanied by Mrs. Poliok
uud their infant son and heir. Mr. Pollok is associated with Mr. Marten iu
the management of the Kooteuay Sup
ply Co.
I- irt-   Insurance   and   Mining   Broker,
Sainton, B. O. 680
Louisville, June 28.—A special to
tho Times from Lontlou, Ky., says:
Hostilities wero today renewed iu the
Bnker-Howard feud. A. E. Hampton,
one of Tom Baker's attorneys, it is
siiid.heennio involved in a quarrel with
some White sympathizers, when Sheriff White attempted to arrest biiu.
Hampton drew n pistol aud shot. White,
killing him instantly. Hampton then
fled to the mountains. He is being followed by a number of White's friends,
who sweur vougeaiiee  against him,
Helena, June 28.—It is reported tbat
eight feet of water iB passing over the
(Janyon Ferry duy and that 'be Missouri river is higher than it hus ever
been within the memory of old set
tlors. An old resident of Craig, wbo
says he never saw the river so high
hus an experience of over 80 years at
tbat point. Reports from Townsend
are tbat part of the town near the de
pot is inuudatod.
Now York, June 28. —An effort was
made to repeat tbe demonstration of
strength in tho Btock market which
was given by the outburst of nativity
aud strength which curried prices to
the highest in tbe closing dealing yesterday but this was only partially successful.
Krnger Demands Arbitration But Gets
Ready   For War.
London, Juno 28.—The Johannesburg correspondent of tbo Standard
says ; President Kruger, it is understood bore, persists in his demand for
arbitration as un ossential condition
to any settlement.
Iu the meantime the Transvaal is
buving provisions und war material
and bns arranged with tbe Netherlands
Railway Company to havo ubsolnte
control of the railway lines in tho
Grange   Free   State   in the  event  of
London, June 28.—The 22nd round
of tho International Chess musters
timri'.nment today resulted as follows;
Laskor and Mason had drawn, Steintz
had disposed of Tiusley, Maroczy hud
the better game against',' Colin, Pills-
bury had the best position aguiust
Sohlochter, while tbo games between
Jnuowski and Showalter and lilnck-
bnrne and Lee wero adjourned In
oven postious.
As a pack train were returning to
tho bead of Crawford Creek the other
day they heard a man shouting, apparently from some place within two or
three hundred ynrds from the trail.
One or two of the boys wont in the
direction of the shouts and found u
prospector lodged in the upper
branches of a fir tree, while a largo
cinnmon boar watched liiin iutoutly
from tbe foot of the iroo. At the
sight of tho intruders tho boar doonmp-
ed and tbe puisued one joined his rescuers. The authorities for the story as
well as the "treed" one decline to
give their names for publication—for
obvious reasons, Still hero is the story
for what it is worth.
The management of the Nelson
Street Railway Co., received a telegram yesterdeay that 14 ear loads of
rails und fastenings bad been shinned
to Nelson on the 22ud iust., from
Besesmer, Colorado.
Yesterday was the last day for put
ting in tenders for supplying of ties
and timber for tbe new railway Tbe
contract for the same will probably
let toduy.
Tbo first purt of tbo Kobsou-Pentic-
ton Railway is now almost completed.
A correspondent who visited the new
line on Sunday informs us tbat the
liuo is tbo most wonderful engineering teat in Canada. It hus probably
cost n ore in proportion than any other
portion of the O. P. R. Thirty two
miles of rails are already laid so that
tbe curs can uow run to within a short
distance of Gladstone. By July 20th
the rails will roach 'Cascade Oity.
A grout saving—almost 12 miles—is
effected by tbe tunnol driven through
Bulldog mountain which has just bi on
completed, thus doing away with the
switch back.
A fire at Wardner, B. O., completely
destroyed two houses belonging to the
C. P, R, The buildings were erected
during tho construction of the Crow's
Nest, one beiug tbo residence of Mr.
Garden, divisional engiueor of tbat
section, and tho othor usorl as offices,
Hoth houses were occupied, one by the
station agent who lost a large part of
his fu.nituro und household belongings,
andfthe other by C. P. R. suveyots,
wbojalao lost considerable. The origin
of the fire is a mystery.
Paris, June 28.—During the afternoon President Loubet received tbe
membors of the Venezuelan Commission. They were introduced to him by
Professor Martens, the umpire in the
boundary dispute.
The water of the lake is still rising,
yesterday's storm brought it up still
The Ladies   Guild   of St.   Saviour's
Churob meet this afternoon in the Mission Hall.
During next  week   an  examination „ .     ...    ...
of  applicants for  Teacher's Licenses     The cyclists of the City  are   all  rein British   Columbia will be  held   in  quested to join in the  gomrul  parade
Nelsou as well as in the  other  three on Friday morning,
oities   of   Kumloops,   Vancouver  and j    The trees plaoed   along Baker street
Viotoria. j by the deoorating  committee give the
Candidates   mnst attend at the Pnb- street quite a sylvan appearance.
Rosslaud, June 28.— Mr. James Mar
tin, M. P. P., is iu receipt of a letter
from Hewitt Bostook, M. P., from Ottawa, which states that Mr. H. P.
McCraney has boon appointed deputy
collector of internal revenue, to sue-
cead William S. Jones. Mr. Bostock
stated that the appointment should arrive here nt about the sume time thut
Ins letter would. Mr. McCraney wus
soon lust night and asked if tho official notification of his appointment
had come to hand, aud he replied that
it had not. It was bis impression,
however, that it had been sent throng!]
the regular channels to William Gill,
of Vancouver, aud tbat it would bo
duly forwarded by the latter to Ross-
London, Juno 28 —Admiral Sir
Wyndham Hornby, K. C. B. A., retired, died suddenly of apoplexy this
afternoon while presiding at a meeting of the Hotchkiss Ordinance Coni-
Cambridge, Mass, June 28—Harvard
University closed its 362nd year today
with the graduation of the class of
1800 and the confering of degrees upon
the members of the senior class and
Others, the course and honoiary degrees
reaching an aggregate of 1)8(1.
Berlin, June 28.—In the Bourse todny
American Beonrities were fhm owing
to the expectation of heavy grain exports. Canadian Paoifio was quiet.
Bank shares were steady, but there
was a sensationnl rise in Austrian
Bloomington, III., June 28.—Mrs.
W. E- Martin, wife of a railroad man
shot Miss Ida Oglesby four times
today inflicting fatal woulds. Mrs.
Martin accused Miss OgleBby of having alienated tbe affections cf her husband.
. m Land Surveyor. Surveys of mineral
ilulma.land.i, etc. Agent for obtaining Crown
Wninlu. Ofllco Tuitier Wueekh block, Nelson,
B. C. 1807)
171     E. MORRISON, I). D. 8.. ALL KINDS
"   nt Dental work done.   Offices:    Broken
Hill Block, Corner Baker and Ward Streets
A full line of
Harris Homemade Tweed*
Prom Talbot Harris, Scotland.
General Teamsters.
Agents Imperial Oil Co
Dealers in Wood and Lime.
The latest thing out,
consjj'itirig of Black Silk
with L'olored foundation.
Used for Ladies' Dresses.
An elegant thing for
summer wear—31 inches
wide, and only 50 cts. a
Martin O'Reilly & Co.
Two doors from Bank of B.C.
We have paid special attention to
tho construction of Pumping Machinery for duty in Mines. Our unsurpassed facilities and methods
have given our Pumps a Dominion-
wide reputation. They are fully
guaranteed. Ourdesigns Include all
types of tin? ordinary I'iston Pattern
Mining Pump; solid cylinders single
and duplex patterns; outside packed
duplex plunger patterns with pot
valves, also vertical Sinking Pumps
—both piston and outside packed
double plunger pattern.
Mine superintendants and tuos
interested in Mine Pumps would
consult their interests by sending
for catalogue and quotations.
Northey Mfg. Co.,
Fancy Fall Goods of
every description. Call
and inspect my stock.
to the ordinary,
nameless, unwarranted army of footwear
sold to whoever will buy them.
The ''Slater .Shoe" is made iu twelve
shapes, all leathers, colors, widths, sizes
and styles. Every pair Goodyear Welted, name and price stamped on the soles.
$3.50, $4.50 AND $5.50.
Destiny Changed.
The ' 'Slater Shoe'' is closely watched during the process of manufacture. Kvery shoe
undergoes a careful examination after leaving the hands of each operator.
The slightest flaw in the leather or work-
manship-a stitch missed-a slip of the knife,
only discernible to an expert condemns the
shoe that started toward the '' Slater'' goal
f7' 'W3E>ff
Lll.l.ll; BROS., Aberdeen Block.
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wiih; iron;*
Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."
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appear on the
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means it's the
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Here is
a  line  you lequire at this
season of the year:
RAKES.  <£c.  <&C,
Which we are offering at very low prices.
Shelf & Heavy Hardware. NELSON WEEKLY MINER, FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1899
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An average of three aanaya made from
ore of the Big Chief mine, on Thurs
day, gave n vidua of more than |4,000
to the ton. E .1 Walsh, the manager
of the property, says of the three assays, that N. 1 sample was selected
ore; numbers two and three were carefully sampled across the pay ohute and
show tho average value of the pay
streak. The following copy of the assay certificate made by H. D. Stewart
of this oity, speaks for itBelf ; No. 1
—63 per cent. Iead,$i50.10 ;40 2-10 ounces,
silver, $24.12; 550.02 ounces gold, $11,-
480.92.    Total value, $11,605,44.
No. 2—58,12 ounces gold,$1,201.114.
No. ».— 32.90 ounces gold, $(W1.07.
In the above values were the following amounts of ooarHe gold left on
the 100-mesh screen:
No. 1—318.60 ounces of gold per ton;
No. 2—20.48 ounces of gold pur ton;
No. 3.—4.80 ouneos of gold per ton.
TheBB samples weie taken from the
lower tunnel, about 000 feet in depth
below tunnel No. 1.
Mr. Walsh reports that another ledge
bas been uncovered on the property,
.naking five known ledges. The values
of the Big Chief is enhanced with each
days work. The owners can congratulate themselves on having one of the
ii.nst. phenomenal mines in tbe country if not in the world.
The work will be continued aud the
force inoreased as fust as room can be
made for new men. It is the iuten
tion of the owners, as has been before
stated, to install a 10-stamp mill as soon
as the road up Boulder creek which the
Government is being asked to huil.l,
in oompleted.—Fort Steele Prospector.
*   *   »
Kook Creek, B. .0, June 25.— Work
will be commenced immediately ou
the repair and reconstruction of the
government wagon road up tbe main
Kettle river as far as Beaverton. A
bridge will be constructed across the
west fork, for which the sum of $600
has been set aside. The appropriation
altogether is only $9000, and as it is
-o be expended in day labor is not considered here sufficient to build a good
trail let alone a wagon road. Owing to
the faot that the surveyors have found
a pass up the north fork 500 feet lowor
than any previous surveyed the railway will be built that way, and lots
in Rock Creek townsite have gone up.
The railway will m8ke quite a stir
around the Kettle river valley, as there
are many valuable prospeots whioh
would oertainly become mines with
development, but owing to the ditll-
oulty of having everything brought in
by wagon and paok horse they have
not got beyond the prospective stage.
•   *  •
Rosslaud, June 28.—Superintendent
J. Moorish, of tbe Velvet Mine on
Sophie Mountain, was in the city yes
terday and he brought exoepllent news
with him. On the 260 foot level the
large ore body that was met on the 150
feet level had been tapped. This
proves the ore chute to be about 800
feet in lengtb and 250 foet in depth.
In some places 60 feet in width. The
ore body on the 250 foot level was
found after a oroosscnt bnd been run
from the shaft for i distance of 54
When Superintendent Moorish last
saw it on Monday the ore body on the
280 foot level was about four feet in
width and there were no signs of the
other wall. The presumption, however, is that the ore cbnte is as wide
on the 280 feet level as it is on the 150
foot level that is from 10 to 50 feet.
This establishes beyond the peradven-
ttiro of a doubt that 'the Velvet is a
great mine.
It is certain now as the ore is all of
a shipping grade and oarries good values in gold and copper tbat the Velvet
is not only one of the great mines of
tbe oamp bnt also of the Kootenays.
In fact there is not a mine even
among the banner ones that had as
good showing as tbe Velvet at the same
stage of development. It is thought it
will make as good a property as the Le
Roi, which is saying a great deal for
it. The Velvet are now determined to
market the ore of the property and
will devise some method by whioh the
ore trom the mine oan be transported
to the smelter.
Mr. J. C. Drewery, managing dire i-
or of the Canadian Gold Fields SynCi-
oate, Ltd., arrived iu town ou Monday
morning, accompanied by Dr. R. J.
Wilson, of Toronto, president of the
company, nnd Mr. Alexander Pridhara
of Granville. Quebeo, tbe vioe president. On Monday evening the party
was joined by Mi, E. P. Heaton, of
Montreal, the general manager of the
Guardian Assurauoe Co., and one of
the large stockholders in the Oanadinn
Gold Fields Syndicate. On Tuesday
the party made n thorough examination
of the Lake Shore mine and expressed
themselves as more thau plesod with
the magnificent, showing. The payment due on July 1st was made Tuos-
day evening and on Wednesday Mr.
Drewery took possession of the Lake
Shore group. Mr. Drewery has plaoed
a contract with tbe James Cooper Co.,
of Montreal for n seven drill Ingersoll-
Sergeant compressor plant of the latest
type, and tbe e induct calls tor the
plant to be in complete running order
by August 1. Grading for the compressor building commenced last
Thursday morning. The plant is ro
be a very complete one and Movie will
havo tbe honor of having tbe first
power plant to be installed in East
Kooteuay. A new tunnel will be driven in below tbe present tunnel; the old
tunnel will be equipped witb traok
and ore oars ; a new ore bin will be
ereoted at tbe spur which the Canadian Pacific; have already arranged to
put in on Lake Shore ground and
everything put in shape for active
mining by the first of August, when
at least forty men will be employed.
—Moyie Leader.
•   »  •
Ymir. June 26.—The following
amounts have been set aside towards
the construction of road and trails at
Ymir. Toward wagoa road on nii'.in
fork of Wild Horse Creek, $8,000;
towards wagon road on north fork of
Wild Horse Creek, $1,500; towards
road up Foroupiue Greek, 1,500 i  Trail
up Hidden Creek, $200; trail up Midge
Cieek, $750.
The Government has been exceedingly liberal with us, and we appreciate
it. With the extension and building
of the above roads and trails a number of properties will now De able to
ship their ore, besides opening up a
promising country.
Monday morning teu pack horses
loaded with supplies left for the Big
Home group which is situated on the
divide between Hidden and Porcupine creeks. This group has lately
been taken over by the Simcoe Gold
Mining & Development Co , the group
comprises the following claims So
phie, Big Horn, Buchkorn, Green-
Honi, Powel, Gloucester, Waiuwright.
S. D., and Gold Hill. Some 25 feet of
development has been commenced on
the property in the shape of a shaft,
the showing from the surface are very
promising. The width of the ledge
has not yet been ascertained, it is composed of a heavy arsenical iron and
copper pyrites showing, assays from
the ore went $52 in gold, and $19 in
copper. The indications from tho surface go to prove <hat the mountain upon winch this group is situated was
once the scene of volcanic eruptions,
and that the result is the large ore
body which is now disclosed. The
company's treasury is well filled, the
majority of the treasury stuck is being
taken up by Boston   capitalists.
The London & B. C. Gold Fields are
shipping dean ore to the   smelter,   besides   concentrates   which   aio   daily
coming down from the mill.
•   »   *
Ymir, B.C., June 29.—Messrs. Price
nnd BurgesB aro doing work on their
property, lona and White Star, which
is situated cu Porcupine Creek about on
a mile from the railroad. They have
suuk to a depth of 35 feet on the lead,
the ledge is now live feet In width and
constantly widening with every shot
that is tired. In the load they have
two feet of clean ore which is chiefly
zinc blend aud galena and will run
as high as $26.115 on the avorage. The
lead is in quartzite and porphyry formation with olean walls. Persons
oompctont to pass their opinion on
the property all speak well of the
prospects to make a mine of those
The American Eagle Gold Mining
Co , Ltd., of RosBland, are working
thoir property Nevada. This is another very promising claim and is also
situated on Porcupine oreek. The
main ledge is a true Assure which cuts
the formation at an angle of about 60
degrees. The present work that is being done consists of stripping the lodge
the whole length of the claim, as soun
as this is finished drifting will be
proceeded with. The site for a tunnel cannot bo Deut. There aro minor
ledges but the work will bo outirely
confined to the main lead which shows
up very prominently on the surface.
The ledge matter is quartz carrying
good galena values, and will no doubt
prove a concentrating proposition
before long.
The ahove claim was originally the
Gutteubnrg and was stookud iu 1896
by a Trail brewer who sold a great
deal of stock among Milwaukee men.
But nothing was evor done with the
property except to do a little development work, tho claim lapsed and wns
This morning 12 horses left for the
Big Horn group this makes the second
batch of supplies that has gouo out to
cho property. The company reports a
big enquiry from the east for their
stick. One of tbo largest stock holders
from Boston will bo here in a few
days to visit the group.
W. E. Devereux, P. L. S., of Ross-
land, has been busy surveying nino
claims for Charles Dundee, the property lies ou the opposito sido of tho
gulch to the Dundee mine. It is rumored that the properties, which are
very promising, will be shortly be
stocked. Those interested with Mr.
Dundee are W. A. Galliher and Tom
While busiuess continues very quiet
here, still there are a great number of
men doing their assessments. All tho
mines with the exception of the ymir
and Dundee are operating, the latter,it
:s expected will rocommeuce in a
short time as the directors have agreed
upon a plan in which to operate the
The school election of last Saturday
still continues to be the talk of the
town. A great deal of dissatisfaction
exists over the way in which the
election was conducted. The methods
which were employed are decidedly
open to question. There is some talk
of protesting it, but I cannot say how
true the roport is.
The Masons have takou over Mathers
& Kelly's hall, and have furnished it
iu a very tasteful manner. It is doubtful if there is a neater lodge room iu
the Province.
*   *   *
A gentlemen who has large interests
in claims iu the Gout River distriol
gave The Miner yesterday some interesting news concerning mining matters there. Mr. G. Alexander has
taken u bond on tho Alioe mine on
Goat mountain.
The Alice is a largely developed low
grade property, situated closo to tl e
railway traok. A surveyor has been
sent there iu order to make tho necessary survey for obtaining tho crown
grant. On the Vivacity dai n tbera
is a good showing. This property is
also ou Goat Mountain, tiio recorded
owners being Maun, Breckinridge &
Lund. A 72 foot tunnel haB been nut
in during the winter.
On the adjoining claim, the Chnud-
lor, u man was seen prospecting with
a divining rod. This occult power
revealed to him a fairly good ledge ou
the claim and also n butter one on an
adjoining claim—the Reynard.
The Reynard belongs to Mr. W, Pat-
ersou. A ledge of hematito inn,
nearly 275 feet wide, running due
north nnd south, is one o" the un «t
interesting mineral sbowugs in I a
distriot. There are as many as hi
claims on tho ledge some of them own
ed by prominent mining men in Nelsou. A contract was about to be given
for development work on Bime of
this property but tho eight hour bill
intervening tho owners havo, for the
time being, changed their miuds.
There is yet a quantity of snow on
the hills. The river is now up to last
years' high water mark aud is still
gradually rising. Port Hill is thriving
but some undesirable characters make
things rather too lively there. A
shooting scrap last week nearly ended
the life of one individual there.
A great deal of dissaticfaction has
been caused by the  removal of the re
cording office from Rykerts. The
Minister of Mines, Mr. Fred Hume,
has thought fit. to appoint his brother-
in-law, one Murphy of Kuskunook.
mining recorder. This is pretty generally considered to be a piece of jobbery which will hardly find favor
with even Mr. Hume's supporters.
There iB a quantity of game now ou
the foot hills, and several large sturgeon are reported to have been seen in
the  river opposite to Port Hill.
* *   *
Messrs. McLeod and MoDonald,
blacksmiths, have just returned to
town after completing their assessment work on two mica claims of
which they are the principal owners.
The claims are situated ten miles from
Pilot Bay,on Crawford Creek, between
the creek and lake. The deposit apparently iB a large one and the mica of
good quality. It is near tho surface,
and they have two shafts, twelve and
fifteen feet deep, and two tunnels, ten
and twelve feet, on the property.
Samples of the mica are on exhibition
at   theirblacksuiith shop
* *   #
Onpt. Needham and Mr. E. Noel
Brown visited the Queen Bess last Saturday. The mine is practically closed
duwu and will probably remain so until the (imas do alter. They describe
Sandon as looking like a dead city.
They did not meet with any of the 200
miners who are reported as working in
the Slocan at $3.50 day.
Mr. P. Noel Brown has sent in hip
resignation as manager of the Queen
Bess mine.
* *   *
A mine manager who had returned
from the Slocnn yesterday informed tbe
Miner that work had been partly resumed at the Payno mine, on the contract system. A force of 50 men had
started there last week.
At the Bosun two men werowcrkiug
on contract. At the Queen Bess mine
owners are almost making arrangements for some work to be done on the
same system.
* *   *
Forty tons of gold ore valued at
$1200 have been exported from the Porto Rico to the Lo Roi smelter during
tho past week A sack of gold dust,
value $118 wus also sent to Helena,
Montana fiom the City.
* *   *
On Wednesday 20 tons of lead bullion valued at $3,548 was shipped from
Nelson by the Hall Mines, Limited to
Newark, New Jersey.
* *   *
Tho samplers for tho Nelson Slocan
Ore Purchasing Co.'s plant were shipped from Denver, Colorado, on the 18th
* *   *
A largo pack train leaves Ymir this
morning for the Big Home group.
Collins ranch, saw the acoident occur
and at once started in a beat to tbe
rescue. When he came to the scene of
the disaster he found threo men clinging to the overturned boat. With difficulty ha managed to help them into his
boat but hd saw no signs of the fourth
man. The rescued men were well
nigh exhausted but when sufficiently
recovered they explained that Billy
Beard had gone down.
A boat with several Cornishmen
in it was not far off tho seme of the
accident but the occupants had so completely lost their heads when they
saw the men in the water that they
made little or no attempt to aid them.
Informntiou of the accident was taken to the office of the Provincial Con-
tBiiblo but up to a late hour last night
tho body had not been recovered.
In the sewer and the cashier of the bank wear ~
SliOES of vastly different make, yet we can
supply one as well as the other, and all Intermediate grades as well. We sell .Men's,
Women's and Children's, and have all kinds at
all prices. Come and get a pair—we have
your size.
Letter Picked up in a Sealed Bottle
From Him.
Sun Francisco, June 29. —H. J.
Baron, formerly aV'astern newspaper
man, has written tk£(ullowing to the
Associated Press from Wrnngel, Alaska, under date June 24. 'Information
received here a few days ago confirms
the story thut Andree arctic explorer,
is not dead, a Norwegian who was
passenger on the Roslio, a Seattle boat
bound for Skagway showed letters
supposed to have been written by Andree. The letter.iu a sealed bottle, had
been washed ashore off the Norwegian
coast, aud was dated, May 4. The
latitude was given as 74 aud the balloon was some where to the westward
of Iceland 'I nm leaving balloon and
provisions.—Andree,' were some of
the words written."
Chicago, June 28.—A tiny sailing
yacht, compass gone and all knowledge of direction lost by tho crew of
threa, drifted all last night on Lake
Michigan, capsiziug just as help was
lit baud. Thurmau Mulonu of Oincin
uati went to the bottom with the boat,
while Soth P. Warren and Lou B.
Chapman, his companions, were rescued with difficulty by the steamer
Oity of Chicago. As the steamer ap-
proaohed the sail boat turned ovi r and
sank, but two of the men succeeded
in swimmiug until help arrived. The
men had attempted to sail from Chicago to Warkegau, but the loss of the
compass left them helpless.
(Eltlim VIES OE IIIIIHIl I 111 VI.
Situate in the nblbon minimi Division ok
Wkkt Kootknay lltBrlUOT.—VV'iiKltK Lo-
CATKIi:-On South Si.oi'KokGui.dkn Kinu
Mountain axu subt slock oir Toad
'pAKE NOTICE thul 1, V. C. Grcon of Not
X mm, M agent for tho Fulls View tlold and
Silver Mining Company, Freo Miner's Oertlfl-
cate No. B 11,848, Intend, sixty ilays frjtn tlm
date hereof, to apply to tho Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of improvenioitH, rorthepur-
pose of obtaining a Grown Grant of tho above
Ami furlhcr tako notice Unit action, undo'
section 37. must be coinn enced b-jfi re the is
iuanoo of rnich Certificate of Improvements,
070 F. O, GREEN.
Dated this twelfth day of Juno, 18!li).
Situate in Ainswortb Mining Division of
West Kootknay Dihthiut.—Where Located:- On Kiiao Greek near waggon
roaii, about four milks fuom ainswortb.
'ARE  NOTICE that 1, John  Mr ch,   as
Free Miner's Certificate No. ld:>A, Intend, sixty days from itiodate hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a Cortldoate of Im
provementa, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above Claim.
And furlhor tako notice that notion, under
section 37, must bo commenced before tho issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this lllh day of August, 18118.
bion OK West Kootknay District—
Wiikuk Located;—On North fork of
Si'KiNoEK Creek, ahout five milks east
of Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirsch, as
agent for H. O, Campbell-Johnston,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 8370a.
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for Iho purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above olaiin.
And further take notico that action undor
section 37, must bo commenced before tho issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day o( September, 1SJ3.
u202ig1 maple leaf, l1201gi st. mary
mineral claim.
Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of
West Kootknay District. Where Located:—On south bank of Kootenai
River, and adjacent to the Royal Can-
dian group.
TAKE NOTICE thai I. John Hirsch, ns
agent for tho Maple Leaf Milling and Develop.
mont Company, F. M. O. No. 16750a, Intond sixty
days from tho date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Reoorder for a certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
grant of the ahove cliim.
And further fake not ice Hint action, under
section 37, must be taken beforo the issuance
of such corlifieate of improvements.
Dated this 4th day of May, 189!).
Chicago, June 21).—Tho trial of August Buoker, the south side butcher,
charged with murdering and then
burning tho remains of his wife in
order to ninrry a young girl, came to
an abrupt end today when it was
found that the indictment chargedMrs.
Becker as Elizabeth, when her name
had been Theresc. The question for
tho discharge of prisoner a-us refuse I
and a new indictment ordered to be
drawn up. The incident creu.ed a
groat sensation in the court room.
Washington, Juno 89.—Senator Burrows of Michigan,was among the pres
ident's callers toaay. Much interest
attached to his visit. Upon leaving
the White House Burrows said tho
Michigan situation had not boon mentioned. "You can say, howover, "
he said, "that Michigan is unqualifiedly for the administration, and
any man who is opposed to tho administration direotly or indirectly will go
do,\u in that state. "
Three Men Upset From a Small Boat
While Changing Seats.
A sad accident ocomred yesterday on
the lake. Wm. Beard formerly a blacK-
smith, (be bad worked with the murdered blacksmith, Paddy Woods) but
latterly employed at the Silver King
wont out in a boat with threo friends
from tho mine. Somewhere between
Collins ranch aud Bogustown a change
of seats|was tried but the result was
disastrous, for the boat upset.
Mr. Johu Walbey,   who  now  runs
Iron and Brass Castings or Every Doner I p
Hon.   Kepnlrs   and   Jobbing
Provincial Land Surveyor.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. P. fcA.
M. meets second Wednosday in each
month.   Visiting brethren invited.
G. L. Lennox, Secretary.
I. O. O.  P.     Kootenay Lodge
No. 16, meets every Monday night.
at  thoir  Hall,  Kootenay street
Sojourning Odd Follows cordially invited.
E 0 Arthur, N. G.   John Vanstono, V. G.
Fred J Squires, Secy
flrst and third Wednesday of
each month nt K. of P. hall, Mae-
Donald Block, cor. Vernon and
Josephine streets. Visiting broth-
'on cordially Invited.
John Watson, Secretary.
OURTKOOTKNAY. I.O.F.. NO. 3138 meets
1st and .trd Wednesday In each month In the
K of P Hall, F W Hwanoll. C. D. 8. C. R.; J R
Groen. O.R.: J. Parviss. Secy.
NKLSON L.O.I* No. IBM meets In the Mao
IJonald Mock every Thursday evening at 8
"clock. Visiting innmhors cordially invited.
John Tovo. W. M.; F. J. Bradloy, R. S
A -loots inl.O.O.F. hall. MoDnnald block
w. -very Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock
^All visiting knights cordially invited
CiiasFrench, n. O.
Geo. Ross K. of R. and P.
NELSON LOP.GK, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meets
evorv Thursdny in tho I.O.O.F. hall, (i C
Williams. M.W.: W S Smith, Rec.-Soc.; J. .1
nriscoll. Flnancior; F. J Squire. Rooelver, and
P. M. W.
Aberdeen Block.
Reduced Prices
Baker St.
By Buying Your
Fruit Jars and Jelly Glasses
Winter lingers in the lap of spring, but Gardens must be
attended to, and we ate Headquarters for
Garden   Tools,   Lawn   Mowers,   Garden
Hose, Lawn Sprinklers, Ice Cream
Freezers, Bird Cages, Screen
Doors and  Windows.
Wills'   Famous   English
Capstan (ftfaVi)   Gut) and   Traveller,
Three Castles and Westward lio.
Can Be Obtained From All Dealers.
$6.76   PER   TON,   DELIVERED-
All orders must be accompanied by cash and should  be   forwarded
either personally or bv mail to the office of
General Agent Cor Kootenay & Baker Sts.


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