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Weekly Edition  No. 418.
Nelson,  British Columbia, Friday, November 10,  1899.
Tenth Year
of   a   seo md    contingent
qnently not accepted.
is    conse-
Nothing Has Yet Been Heard
of the Transports-
Germany   Observing   Strict   Neutrality.
Another Army Corps—At the
Guildhall Banquet
London. Nov 7.— It is announced
in u special dispatch from Cupetov, u
dated Sunday, Nov. 5, (morning) that
(he British have been victorious in an
engagement at Ladysmith and that ihe
Roer loss was vety heavy, including
two thousand prisoners.
Pioterniuritzhurg, Nov. 4.-Saturday
afternoon.—The general commanding
says the line of communication north
of Estcourt is entirely stepped.
Later,—(Evening. )—The British
forces at Ladysmith, it now appears,
were engaged twiae successfully on
Thursday and Friday, It is reported
that the cii'-alry scored heavily and
that the infantry did great execution
with bayonets, tbe Gordon Highland*
ei's carrying Iho principal Boer position ut the point of the bayonet. The
Boers lost heavily in killed and wounded, nnd u number surrendered.
Louden, Nov. T.—Tonight's welcome
dispatches from the front have rent the
veil of gloom enveloping Ladysmith,
showing the British garrison not
merely standing .iu the dogged defensive, hut executing a series til brilliant
sorties. Accounts from different source"
agree that the offloial declaration of
Thursday's engagement as "an effecting shelling of the Boer laager'* was
unduly modest, li nppears thai i en-
oral White sent a strong force ol cav
airy und infantry to attack the Boers
at Tathani's farm, ill.out 10 miles to
the northwest, nenr Hosiers, und apparently achieved a surprise, Ihe Boers
being caught ou tho open veldt and
cut to pieces, and their oamp captured.
Encouraged by tbis success General
While decided to risk an even more
important engagement on the following day, which wns justified by success.
Ladysmith had been isolated aud a
Peer forte had intercepted the railway
between Ladysmith and Colenso. This
force on Friday had des endi d upon
Colenso and as shown by-the dispatches
from Estcourt bad compelled a hurried al-indue n it of Colenso and a re
tireiiii ni nf Un British to Estcourt.
General While bad ascertained that
the Boers were uttneikug Colenso but
was not aware of the British regi
ment. Hi hnd determined therefore to
attack ib* ei',- in the rear, thus hi p
ing to achieve Ihe nimble object of
drawing off an attack upon ti" garrison of Colenso and possibly oi reopening oommuuiofttiou  southward.
The Heels had Pdvanced southward
until they had occupied the lulls north
of Tugala River and dominating Colenso Oil the other side of the streams.
The hills slope to a plain that reaches
to the banks of the Tugala. General
White's division caught the Boers in
the rear and after they bad been shelled the British infantry stormed the position. Meanwhile the British cavalry stormed the hills nnd ns the ro-
trenting enemy descended into the
plains with the British bayonets bo-
hind them and the river in front of
them, they wero charged by tho cavalry und seemed to perish nlmost to n
man. The British then returned to
Ladysmith without coming into touch
with tho Colenso garrison, which had
retired to Estcourt.
Sunday's dispatch from Estcourt,
however, showed that un armored train
had been sent buck to Colenso to repair
the lino and tbe next news may possi
bly be tbe restoration of communication with Ladysmith. While the British troops are thus engage I in success
ful endeavors to wipe out the Nicholson's Nok disnster, the situation inside
Ladysmith, nnd Estcourt is satisfac
tory, with a hone that General White
may yet completely retrieve his reputation and his force may merge triumphant irom the ordeal through
which it is now passing.
Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 8.—A cable
was received tbis afternoon from the
Imperial authorities stating thnt no
further troops are required,   The offer
London, Nov. ft.—The War Office has
received the following dispatch from
General Buller, dated Capetown, Wednesday evening, November b:
"Colonel Kekewieh telegraphs from
Kiinlieiley, Nov. H, that all is well and
there have been uo serious attacks us
yet. A slight bombardment did no
damage. Information from Mafeking
shows that place was   safe October 21.
Colonel Plumer had a successful on-
gugenieut near Fort Tuli, Oct. 21.
Geneiul White reports by pigeon post
thnt the wounded nnd somo civilians
from Liidysmith have been removed
four miles down the railroafl hy arrangement with General Joubert, to a
neutral place to snvo them from bombardment, Ninety nine wounded from
Dundee have been sent in under a flag
ol truce They are all doing well. Tbe
bombardment was discontinued November 4, nnd 5, aud it is expeoted to
recommence November 6."
England and the Queen are
Libelled and Vilified.
Orange River, Cape Colony, Monday,
Nov. (1,—The Boers investing Kim-
berley hav/a been reinforced by 2,000
men and have succeeded in corulling
about i'5,000 worth of stock belonging
to Kimlierley merchants, which was
intended for sustenance of the town.
London, Nov, 8.—The Colonial Office
hns received a telegram from the Governor of Natal giving a copy of the
pigeon post message received by the
Premier from the commnndaut of volunteers.    It is as lollows:
"Ladysmith, Tnesday Nov. 7.—I
sent you Nov. il by native messenger n
report of the engagement of that date,
but I am not sure if it reached you, as
the messenger has not returned. Major Taunton and Sergeant Mupsono of
the Natal carbineers were killed. Cap-
tniu Aruolt of the Border Mountod
Rifles wns wounded. Nine tr lopers
were wounded, all slightly, and are
doing well. 'Here has been nothing
important done. Tbe hosi ital wns re-
iii* vil to a spot oil the railway threo
mil s south. All was quiet pa Sunday
und Monday The enemy renewed
the bombardment today but no damage
has been done.''
London, Nov. ft.—Geneiul Joubert.
the latest advices would inriicnte, drev.
in his horns after Friday's engagement
and bus since withdrawn the southern
Boer contingent leaving only outposts
on the line from Ladysmith to Colenso. The Boers who occupied Colenso
about the middle of last week retired
without ilnn.aging Bulwer bridge over
the Tugela river or the railroad as far
north ns the village of Nelthorpe, sov-
eu miles south of Ladysmith. Evidently ihey niirso a hope of eventually
utilizing both in their descent on Piet-
ern iritzbr.rg. Monnwhilu the British
are i,lie to use both, as they have done
in running up an armored train which
may at the present moment be covering the advnnoe of tho Estcourt forces.
At Estcourt nnd Pietermaritzbnrg
the defensive works hnve been greall
strengthened within the last few days
and they are now believed capable of
holding their own against any Botr
force which General Joubert would at
the present juncture sunn against
either town. Both are likely to be
slrougthened before tho week is out by
a further naval force and even by the
lirst detachment of General Buller's
army corps.
Berlin, Nov. II. —As a result of instructions from the Emperor, a military order has been issued to commanders of distri ts, in which His Majesty expresses his wish that no Prussian officers be granted leave to go to
South Afrioa. The order adds that
everything is to be done tu prevent former Prussian officers from taking part
in the conflict in South Africa, his
purpose being to avoid every appearance of a violation ou the part of Germany of that strict neutrality which
the Emperor  suys  should be observed.
London, Nov. ».— At the Guildhall
banquet the Marquis of Salisbury, Lord
Wolseley, Mr. Ritchie, Lord George
Hamilton, Lord Halshury, the Lord
Cbief Justice, the Duke of Marlborough und a few minor diplomats were
present. Mr. Chamberlain was absent.
Lord Salisbury and Lord Wolseley
were warmly cheered as they passed
from the reception iu Ihe library irto
the banqueting hall, The Lord Mayor
proposed "The Ministers" in a speech,
and denounced the "ignorant arrogance of the invader," dwelling on
the fact that Sir Alfred Milner, in
spite of herculean efforts wos unable
to "prevail with the oveibearing. corrupt olignrohy, therefore, others of our
cbampijns have the business In hand."
The Patiie's Notice to Frenoh Sportsmen.
Dr. Leyds Indulges In Some
Optimistic Prophesies.
New York, Nov. ft—The Tribune's
Paris correspondent writes:
"The Anglo-phobia epidemic raging
in the French press is daily becomiug
more acute. The Nationalist, Jew-
baiting, and olericnl press—the same
papers that constituted themselves the
champions of the general, staff during
the Dreyfus affair—are straining every
nerie so as to stir public opinion so as
to arrive at war with England. Id
reading the Patrie and Croix, one
might suppose that France aud England were already at war. The editorial language and epithets are now
more violent than auy that appeared
iu either the American or Spanish
newspapers during the Spanisb war,
and probably exceed in maliguity and
abuse all past achievements of the
French in criticizing the conduct of a
nation with which Franco is at pence.
Too much weight should not be attached to their frantic ravings, but it
is impossible to gunge correctly the
trend of national feeling in France,
without taking in consideration tho
stormy elements which are constantly
at work like the Boulungism of the last
decade, lo adroitly enlist and concentrate all the floating units of discontent.
"One or two passages taken nt random from the Patrie mny enable ib-
serving Americans to form a idea1 of
Ihe foreign policy the Nationalists
ure urging on the Governnient. "Help
the Boers an I avenge Kashoda," is lbs
advice of that Millevoy, wbo snys :
" "J.'he British foreign office hns deliberately falsified all the dispatches from
the sent of war where in spire of all
official accounts matters are going very
badly for Fug land. Thousands of
Frenchmen are burning to join the
Boeis and fight aguiust England. We
don't cure at present to furnish further
details because we still bave hopes
that we may be able to send to the
South African Boers more substantial
lid than mere good wishes. Ah!
Brave Boors don't waste your cartridges, aim carefully und hit the officers. England should be made to sutler
and expiate, British hatred has never
missed an opportunity yet to strike at
French hreasts. Examples of such
British brutality abound every where.
An Englishman dressed in a suit of
smart black vi Ivor and knickerbockers
was taken in 1870, near Bougeval,
where he used tn amuse himself by
killing our outposts with shots fiom
his Snider -arliine. In Tunis and Madagascar burdv British adventurers and
officers of Queen Victoria made up
shooting parties ou purpose to kill
Frenoh men. The hour of retaliation
has arrived. The shootiug season
when Frenchmen may kill Englishmen is now open. Notico is hereby
given to amateurs, is not this new
sport a most tempting one?'
"Insulting caricatures of Queen Victoria appear in the Boulevard newspapers accompanied by libellous and indecent legends.
"The Patrie publishes almost every
day extracts from alleged conversations
with Mr. Chamberlain who is represented as declaring that 'it is the policy of the British Cabinet to suppress
the Dutch in South Africa and afterwards the French in Canada and Mauritius. '
"The morning papers have long accounts of an interview with Dr.Leyds,
tbe special representntive in Europe
of the Transvaal, who argues that the
Transvaal has every thing to gain by
remaining independent and thnt her
mining Iuwb nre tho most liberal of
nny in tbe world and prevent capitalists from obtaining monopolies. In the
courso of his- remarks, Dr. Leyds repeats President Kruger's assertion that
if the Republics must eventually belong
to England, the latter will pay n price
for them which will astound the world.
The war to which the Transvnul has
been forced, Dr. Leyds asserts, has
demonstrated to the whole world the
courage and chivalry of these little
people, which even their enemies do
not hesitate to recognize.
Kaiser Joins Hands With
England and U, S.
Germany  Will  Also  Demand the  Open
Door There—The .Emperor's
Visit to England.
warned last year that his attitude toward America has helped to I'ring the
United States and England; into close
nnd friendly relations, has made ap
proaches foboth.and the three greatest
industrial commercial nations of the
world are now brought into a circle of
good feeling and common interests
Without n formal convention or an entangling alliance."
New ^ork, Nov. 8.—A dispatch to
The Tribune from Loudon says:
"The   German   Emperor  has   again
ncceeded in commanding the attention
of Europe and increasing his personul
prestige and influence. He bas entertained the Czar and Czarina of Russia,
who hud been visiting their relations
in Hesse, and there] were conferences
between Count Muravleff aud the
German Chancellor and other high
dignitaries of State. These courtesies
were a concession to the old school of
diplomacy, which, us trained by Bismarck, believed tbat the highest interests of Gremanj were promoted by
n good understanding and secret agreements with Russia.
"The day fixed for the meetiug of
the two sovereigns wns also chosen for
the official announcement of various
secret agreements made with England
in advance of the German Emperor's
visit to the Queen. These include the
renunciation of English rights in Samoa in favor of Germany. Compensations for England were found in the
cessation of two oasterly islands of the
Solomon group nnd the abandonment
of German rights in the Tonga group
and Savage islands, the abolition of
Herman consular jurisdiction in Zanzibar nnd nn arrangement for the rte-
limitatioii of British and German
frontiers in (be Hinterland of Togo-
land. These exchanges of territory
and jurisdiction are too intricate to be
understood except by experts of the
Royal Geographical Society, although
the leader writers make u brave attempt to explain them in today's London journals. What is of the highest
significance is the evidence that England and Germany are entirely iu accord and are standing by each other.
No diplomatist believes that the Berlin
announcement, oonflrmed by the foreign offices here, is a complete disclosure ot the secret agreement between
lin'gland nnd Germany.
"The deepest things are still unro-
vualed, but enough is, laid bare to
prove that Lord Salisbury bus scoured
a free hand in Sonth Africa and the
co-operation of Germany in preventing
European intrigue or intervention,
while the British army is fighting a
0'reut battle in a remote quarter of the
Hlmpire. Bismarck's secret understanding was with Russia. The German Emperor has become England's
ally, uud be allows tbe world to know
it on the day when he embraces the
Czar and drinks his health. He ulso
justifies the preparations of the Royal
family for welcoming him to Engluud
with the Duke of Connanght and tbo
Duke of York to saluto bim al Sheer-
uess, with the Prince of Wales to meet
him at the station at Windsor, with
the Queen herself to stand at the bead
of tho grand stairnnse with the portraits of Ins grandfather and father to
look downwaid upon him from the
walls of the famous tapestry room nnd
with all England oulsi le ready to proclaim him u Royal friend,
"Another coincidence which does
not escape observation here is that the
revelation to diplomatic circles is made
the day after the Ameiicaii elections,
iu which tho party in power has seemed a general verdict of popular approval. Diplomatists here assume wilh
confidence that England bus not sacrificed American friendship or interests
in the Samoan soltlement and that the
partition of territory between the
United States and Germany has received the sanction of the three powers
concerned in the tripartite convention
which bus ceased to be a practical
method of governing the group. Leading writers for the press take this view
and also forecast n hourty Germany
co-operation in the State Department's
new policy requiring European guarantees for an open door in tbe far Eust
and equality of commercial privileges
for all maritime nations This view is
justified by the latest dispatches from
Berlin. Everything indeed points to
the full accord of the three powers in
all these points. The German Emperor,
London, Nov. 8.—The Lord Mayor's
show which marked the induction of
Mr. A. J. Newton into office was favored today by exceptionally brilliant
weather. Crowds pouied out in enormous numbers to vent their martial enthusiasm. Tbe streets wero lavishly
decorated with flags but the absence of
detachments of household cavalry „ud
the substitution of a number of school
boy brigades testified to the presence
of the veterans at tho front. A car
representing Great Britain surrounded
by her sons, the Canadian and Australian volunteers, evoked hearty applause.
Introducing the new Lord Mayor at
the law courts, tbis afternoon the recorder referred to certain charges
against Mr. Newton in connection
with company promoting and assured
the Justice that the Lord Mayor courted the fullest inquiry. The Lord Chief
Justice said ho had hoard the statement with considerable relief, adding
that the community would rejoice
when tho Lord Mayor had cleared his
reputation. Mr. Newton is a director
in eight oompauies some of which are
said to be under clouds. One of these
companies is described as being so
notorious that Justice Wright recently
declared it might be necessary to rofer
it to the attention of publio proseoutor.
Submarine Mines are Being
Laid at Esquimalt.
Is It For Fear of European  Intervention
Or Fossible Eastern Complications?
Troops Ou the Way.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 8.—10 a. m.—
As the returns and corrected reports
from belated counties come in, the
situation in Kentucky is unchanged.
Both the Democrats and Republicans
are claiming the election this morning. Charges of attempted fraud art-
being made by both panics, and especially so at the Republican headquarters in tbis oity.
Senator Deboe aud several prominent
Republicans were at headquarters early
this morning. They received returns
from every county in tbe state and say
Taylor's majority will not fall below
5,000. Private advices from ex-Senator Blackburn, at Frankfort, aro of an
encouraging nature to the Democrats,
for they say Goebel hns carried the
state by four thousand plurality, and
that tbe figures when they are completed will show his election and the
the election oi the Democraitc ticket
by that, plurality, it will lake an official count to decide, and there uie already uiuny contests in sight.
Washington, Nov. 8.—Admiral
Dewey and Mrs. Mildred Hazen
were married quietly at the rectory of
St. Paul's Catholic Church, this citv,
shortly before 10 o'clock this morning,
The ceremony wus performed by Rev.
Jumes F. McKitii, pastor of the
churoli. The ceremony was of the simplest character according to the rites
of the Catholic Church, und the ouly
witnesses besides the officiating clergy
man wuro Mrs. Washing! id McLean
and Mis. Ludlow, wife of Admiral
Ludlow, mother and sister of the
bride, und Lieutenant Callowcll,
Dewev's secretary. Arrangements for
the wedding weio made with all the
secrecy which has attended the whole
affair, As Dewey is not a Catholic, u
special dispensation was required for
the performance of the ceremony, Admiral anil Mrs. Dewey left at 19:46 p.
in. for New York.
A dispatch from Victoria to Seattle,
dated Nov. 8, suys :
Although the nnval officials will not
say so officially, some do not hesitate
to say in tho course of conversation
that the depot at Esquhnnlt is being
placed in readiness for auy possible
The first class cruiser Ampbion,
which left for England some monthB
ago, has been intercepted, and ordered
to return here. The Aiethusa will also
shortly leave England to join this
squadrou. The fleet is being put in
tbe best of coudition. the repair work
being most huniedly made. Two vessels are in the dock together, the
Phaeton and Iearus, and the others
will follow, the flagship going in last.
For some time past the sappers and
engineers have been working at Fort
Macanluy and at Red Hill on the bluff
opposite to the entrance of the harbor,
constructing submarine mines.
Special orders aie being received-
all in cipher—hy the admiral daily,and
the whole station is in consequence
one of activity, prepuring for some
thing.    Bn! what?
Some of the officers say that there is
nothiug in the talk of intervention in
the present war by the Powers. The
bustle is not so much occasioned by
that trouble as by the threatened clash
between Jnpan and Russia in the fnr
Both the China fleet und tho North
Pacific fleet, here, are being made
ready for it is considered pos-iblo that
Great Britain would be drawn into tho
threatened strife.
A new gunnery   officer—said   to  be
in* of the liHst   in   England—is on his
way from a British   school of gunnery
to Macau la) Point.
New York. Nov. 8. — Istino F.
Gntis, treasurer of the Pucifin Improvement Co., in which tho Huntington
and Crocker interests urn involved.said
today that the company has taken
steps to conclude its affairs but that
the process would be likely to require
eonsidernble time. "It muy be ready
to go out of business in six months, or
it may be as many yenrs before the
affairs of the company aro wound up,"
be stud. Gates said it was not true
that the South Pacific Co., is about to
absorb the Pacific linprovi merit Co.
Washington, Nov. ft.—The following
cablegram   has been    received   at   tbe
War Department!   "Manila.—General
; Wheuton successfully landed nn expedition nt Linsnynii, west   of   Unguium
1 this afternoon, against considerable
opposition, tho casualties were slight.
New York, Nov. 8.— A spcciul to
The Times from Montreal says:
England docs uot intend to be taken
unawares in nny move that may be
made in the Pacific us a result of a
possible combination of two or mote
hostile powers against her interests in
that quarter of tbo globe. It is learned
that a strong detachment of marines,
whose sailing fr. m England wus not
announced, will arrive ut Halifax tomorrow or the day after on route to
Esquimau, the strongest British
stronghold and i.uval base in the Pacific Ocean. The fortifications nt Esquimau arc ulso undergoing considerable strengthening and enlargement
and a large number of heavy guns have
recently beeu shipped across the continent to be mounted at that fortress.
The reason for the burned strengthening of Esquimau lies in the apprehension of thu Imperial Government
that Russia may seize the opportunity
of the Boer war to uttuck England in
the East. Recent concerted action of
the Russian and French fleets in the
Mediterranean, which drew oat a protest from Great Britain, taken in conjunction with significant utterances by
the Russian and French press, may
hi've led the British War Office lo determine the precautionary measures of
which the strengthening of Esquimalt
nnd Halifax form a purl
The actual streugih of the force of
marines now on their way to Esquimau is not knowu.
A number of mariner* will bu left at
Halifax, but the hula will go to Esquimau.
Columbia, B. C, Nov. 8.-G. O.
Buchanan, Kn-lo's wealthy lumberman, arrived yesterday. He has perfected the organization of a lumber
syndicate which will hnve its headquarters in Columbia, A capital of
|1,000,000 is said to he behind the ed-
terprise. Every null in the Boundary
as well as unutilised sites hnve been
secured nnd all lumber lands tributary
to them, li is promised, however, that
the price I I Inn her is not to be advanced, but rither en the contrary.
Moreover the e will now be a chance of
obtaining scsoned lumber. NELSON WEEKLY MINER, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, 1899
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That a hitler cry shoultl go up from
England over tbe Ladysmith disaster
was hut natural—a cry of surprise, and
mortification, and nnger. The situation was critical, but they were not
expecting reverses, and especially such
n serious oue ns the loss of two regiments nnd n mountain battery. The
two weeks' campaign had prepared
tbem for something quite different.
Onr forces have been up against the
Boers almost oontinuonsly, aud the result has been an unbroken succession
of Brifish victories. The only disappointing feature was Yule's lelreat
from Dundee, and that i 1 the e.id was
accepted as good warfare. That such
a record should be suddenly broken by
the hacking and capturing of two
crack regiments and tin- loss of an entire battery comes like a Wow 'nnt is
maddening. The feeling will be more
bitter than ever should any misfortune
befall the rest of tbe army,now cruelly
decimated, and threatened bv twice 01'
thrice its numbers. People hnve nl-
leady asked why the authorities were
so slow in prepaiing to meet wlrrt they
must have known was inevitable.
They saw long ago that the Boers
meant war; why, then, did they delay
in dispatching an army? Should the
Boors force the situation at Ladysmith,
as they are likely to do, this question
will find louder expression than has
been given to it yet.
There has beeu an explanation, and
though it may afford little satisfaction
in tlu day of defeat it will stand iu
history to the credit of the nation.
Grent Britain is the lurger power, nnd
she could not afford to appear as impatient or exacting. As long as negotiations were on, she felt she ought not
to do anything to provoke Boor nni-
mosi'v. All Europe was looking on
nnd disposed to cry "bully;" it wns
Britain's place to show that she was
not pushing her weaker antagonist to
the wall. If war came, it must be
clear beyoud all doubt that il wns tin-
act of the Boers. That is the reason
an army was not dispatched several
weeks before it was. No one will pay
British diplomacy so pour a ooniidi-
ment as to suppose that tho authorities did not Bee what was ahead of
them-, bnt beyond tho movement; of
troops necessary for the propor polio-
ing of South Africa, tbey wero not
free to tako any active step until war
was forced upon thein.
When it did come the Boers, of
course, were on the ground, aud could
mass their forces at tbeir pleasure. In
a couple of days they had more troops
iu the field than tho British could oppose to them. If they had not been
impatient, they need not have suffered
the defeats at Glencoo and Elands
Lnagte. There wns no power to prevent Joubert joining his foices with
those of the Free State without mishap
if tbey had taken time. It was only
the imprudence of the Boers themselves that exposed them to defeats by
the handful of British troops that were
on the spot. But although defeated
they were not checked, and today we
find them investing Ladysmith—perhaps, if tho truth were known, in the
possession of it. Such a reverse was
to be expected. Great Britain caunot
fight the Boers with an army that is
still on the ocean. They will begiu to
arrive on Sunday ; some havo not yet
left England. Weeks must elapse before General Buller can take tbe fleltl
in force strong enough to strike with
effect. In tbe meantime General Joubert may make a play ground of Natal. We deplore the disaster of Monday laBt, but when we divest ourselves
of feeling in' the matter we must acknowledge that scarcely less could be
expected. Should General White win
out without further mishap, it will be
evidence that the Boers are weaker
than suppesed and that the campaign
is already half over. It may save some
Mi■ appoint;.icnf, however, if wo tlo not
reckon on thnt.
It is said that the manager of the
Pnyno Mas imported a number of Italians tn work that famous property.
It is ulso said that the Dominion Premier and the Provincial authorities will
be asked to prevent their eniploymeut
under the provisions of a Federal Act
which was intended to prohibit the
importation of foreign labor. It is
further  said  that  this   aotton   of the
Payne people is an outrage on native j It is in this Iremendons battle, more
labor, and that in consequence of it! than in the conflict with the Boers.that
tho country will soon be the scene of | onr offer of help is of service. Europe
lawlessness and bloodshed. To enum-1 sees that in the loyalty and devotion
eiate all the other things that are  said 'of the Colonies there is a   United Em-
in the same connection wonld occupy
too much space, aud would be certain
to prove tiresome. Altogether the demonstration of nnger evoked by the
circumstance might properly be fle-
scrihed as intensely savage, und one
can easily see thut the calamities so
freely predicted would be as welcome
as flowers iu May.
If the Payne people are violating the
law of the land in bringing in men
from the neighboring State of Washington to work their property, the law
of the land will no doubt take steps to
protect itself That is a fashion the law
of this land of Canada haB, aud it
very rarely needs spurring. Sometimes our legislators puss lnws which
reflection after the event suggests it
would bo just ns well not to enforce,
or circumstances may arise which
would render its enforcement inexpedient or even awkward. There have
been  such   instances,   and   something
like it has actually occurred iu connection with the law in question. However, if ii is thought that the Jaw
ought to be enforced, 11 it applies to
the case 011 hand, thore are authorities
whose duty it is to look after such
matters, nnd there is really no occasion for hysterics.
The Payne people have a valuable
property. It has been worked for a
long time at a good profit to the owners, and to the very great advantage of
the hundreds of minors who were employed. After the Eight-Hour law
came into effect the men were persuaded to ilejiauil the same wiia<> thut wss
boing paid them when they worked
ten hours 11 day. it was exclusively
tho business of the Psynu owners to say
whether they should agree to this. If
they thought the demand an unreasonable one it was their v:;^ht to object.
They did object. They thought tho
demand nn unfair one, nnd they refused to comply with it. For a considerable period the property was only partially worked, und latterly it has been
closed down. The men who nre in submission to the Unions in British Columbia refuse employment unless tbey
are given ten hours' pay for eight
hours' work. This the owners will not
give,and as they desire to resume operations, and the men hero still hang
out, they nre obliged to go where labor can be obtained. That is the sum
and substun ie of their offence. They
do not wish to see their mine lying
idle, aud as local men refuse to work
they get others who will. Should it
come to tbe discussion of a suspended
law, the authorities will doubtless
take all these oiroumBtances into consideration, and it will be very surprising "Indeed if tho law do not remain
Th" att: nipt to aroi'.S'-' passions ami
prejudice^ and to creute disturbance,
■ oiiu'etual us it is in the nal nre ol
those employi    i     I 1 on-
fenauci ■" 1 ■ We
i. idimi    of   thi mii  •
Chare is no need oi .'■•■■ ■ lier 1 I
speech or action, and ii will probably
be discovered that there is no room in
British Columbia for those who would
provoke violence or engnge in it.
Whatever tho Payne people have done
or are doing is no doubt within the1.'
right, and they me not to be molested,
If it shall be found thnt they have
transgressed the law, the law can
sufcly be counted upon to vindicate itself. The interference of demagogues,
agitators, anil blatherskites is uot required.       	
It is said that the Government nt
Ottawa bave communicated to the
authorities in London their willingness
to dispatch n secoud contingent for service 111 South Africa. This is not o*er-
doiiig Canadian loyalty ; that is equal
to nny strain that may be put upon it;
bnt there is tbe possible danger thnt it
is subjecting it to an unworthy purpose, If tbe Government shall cull for
another thousand volunteers, there is
uo doubt whatever the response will
bo as enthusiastic as on the first ocn-
sion ; nnd if they shell further resolve
to override such trifling constitutional
difficulties as may bo in the way and
offer to boar the entire cost of their
service, the country will no doubt hold
up its two hands and shout its approval. Thore is no mistaking tbe sentiment of the Canadian people. They
are heurt and s ml with the Mother
Oountry in hor present struggle, und
the greater tho need the greater would
grow their loyalty and devotion.
It is nut men, however, that Great
Britain wants, Tlio Boers are not to
be subjugated in a day, and before driven to the last rtitch it is only too certain that much blood will be spilt und
much sorrow and   Buffering   inflicted.
pire to fight, should it come to blows.
The Mother Country appreciates tbe
demonstration that has taught that lesson, and for Canada's share in it she
is grateful.
She has men enough of her owa, however, to settle all scores with the Boers
before tbe South African summer has
waned, and a Becond offer from Canada
will mean nothing additional to Europe. There is apt to be a suspicion
that the disaster at Ladysmiih the
other day is made the occasion at Ottawa of a second offer,in the hope that it
will removo the misty taste left iu
the mouths of tbe people by the opposition of Mr. Turte and the two obvious disinclination of Sir Wilfrid Laurier when the lirst wus proposed. This
is too suggestive of trading iu our loyalty, of rolling it in the mire of party
politics, to he pleasant.
ever, out*, hut 1 ttlc figure j'ist now.
The question is whether a subject who
declinrs to accept nil.the responsibilities of citizenebic is entitled to enjoy
all its rights and privileges. Mr.
Macdonald thinks ucf, and a majority
of Canadians will agree with him. If
we were all of the Donkhobor faith
there would )jh no Canadian volunteers
for South Africn, and the Dominion
would sit disgraced in the family of
For a convalescent, Mr. Tarle, we are
afraid, is slightly overworking himself
these duvs. Ihe uuusuul exertion is
due to tho opposition he so strenuously,
and for a period itt least, so success
fully offered to 11'3 proposal to send u
Cunadian regiment to fight the battles
of tho Empire !a South Afr'ca. He
was not long in discovering that his
attitude on that question was exceedingly distasteful to the great mass of
tho Canadian people, and as a Federal
election is supposed to be within measurable distance it became necessary
that he shonld Immediately begiu to
square himself with the country if
there was not to be a disasiro.is sac '•
fice of votes. All his waking moments
are accordingly employed in explaining
away some things, nnd denying others,
that rise up in accusation against him.
As the gentleman is volubility itself,
and not any more discreet than a Min
ister is axpected to he, it can be imagined that ho is having an exceedingly
busy time of it.
One of the latest stories he
has found it noco sary to contradict is one to the effeot that he refused to allow the British flag to fly
ou the Government buildings the day
the volunteers left Ottawa. Tho story
was not an improbable oue. Mr.
Turte, as a better Frenchman than a
Britisher, accord in;*; to his own state
ment, hits no donbt been gnashing bis
ieolh iu au.w disappointment ever
since his colleagues in the Government
felt themselves constrained to overrule
bim iu the matte, of the oout'ugenr.
He resents the idea oi' Canada helping
tlie Mother Country to bold ti*c Empin
together. Thpro can be nn donbt of
Ms sentiu <nt; he Hits hit'.stli eel
' urel'iil that llieie shall bo u i
il. In the case in quasi ion bis a '
was ctjuti] In bis will, Pi rii vir.i
Ms    position '.ii1 b to
...... ,
ing them ■    on
Hi ■;■ ii' ai'- tbe   -."•.'.       	
plaining that on ihe nay iu question ■ *
was not in the city. That happeued
most fortunately for Mr. Tarfe, but n
does not permit his entire escape,
If be wns not in Ottawa, ho was certainly not farther awny than Montreal.
As a citizen of the Capital and n Minister of (ho Crown, he- could not but
have known that a body of volunteers
wtro being dispatched on a mission of
unparalleled significance. As a man
of intelligence he must have known
ihat it was customary to fly ihe flag
when soldiers are departing for notice
service. Even if not personally requested, with a British heait in the
right place he wonld have seeti that tin*
Parliament Buildings of the Dominion
were flying the British colors on an occasion so unusual and so important as
to Siir Ihe enthusiastic loyally of Canadians to a pitch never before expert,
enaed. Mr. Tarte cannot make the excuse that hn is ignorant of (lags and
their uses. When he goes on official
cruises down the St. Lawrence in Government steamers he fiys 'be French
flag, nod we have no doubt the gentleman quite understands tbe significance
he desires to hnve uttuched to ii.
"We do not i.ke to bear abont Italian mfcjers being imported to work in
the Slocan,'' suys The Victoria Colonist; "nlfhnugli we havo long foreseen
that something of the kind was certain
to occur The effect of detuagogisu
among the workingmeii itl tie Un.ted
suites was to produce such u condition
of tilings that rhe dregs of Europe were
brought in to labor in many of the
miues   aud   in other    industries,    and
we uro not surprised that similar
causes are liked? to produce similar ie
salts iii British Colnmbia An nt
tempt has been made to arouse sympathy for tbe miners by representing
thut the trouble which hits arisen anil
Ihe ill-feeling that is kept alive ia due
to the natural protest of a British people against oppression; but if the
Spokesman-Review is rightly informed
the greater puit of the trouble, if not
all of it, is due to agitators from the
Couev d' Alone, who found their own
oountry too hot for tbem lie .a'a of
their wanton violation of lew." In
this couiicci'ou The Colonist republishes the famous resolutions of the
Silverton Union lust Juno, in which
the members took pride in saying that
they weie no beliei than the miners
of Coder d'Alcue. We are glad to
think there were very few Canadian
hands held up in support of that declaration.
The Miner is uot a miner or a mine
manager or owne;. aud does not profess to know whether eight hours are
j long enough for an underground shift,
or whether they ure too long. Thnt is
a question which has to b" deoided between those who understand it from
actual experience, and we do not
Ihink that newspapei editors come
within that class. It is a subject,
therefore, on which we have declined
to dogmatise. If agreeable all around,
or even to a majority of interests, we
can see no reason why eight hours
shnuld uot be made tho standard day.
It is another thing, however, when
• be law steps iu and suys Unit a mun
.i.iist uot wink longer than night hours.
Tbat is nu arbitrary and indefensible
interference with the personal liberty
of the subject. The right to work can
unt he taken away, or curtailed, or re
striated, without violence to tne fundamental p iii"inl"s of that freedom on
which are based the   oust cherished of
1 ttiSll    i'l     i   ■ tiOllS.      Till     : ",i-l.'!l.ie
luiut'iu   !i *'     t
lllis ■■!:.;.      I Ie to   III
.1       ,      ■     ,: '1-1,1
'    . j n tag'
ti   ■
i tu
1   "
■ ■   .   •   :
eiision of
iii Houston's paper, but persons to
whose iutell genua it is possible to pen-
etra • without the aid of * pile-driver
a ill understand i aud uduiil that it is
a sound position to lake.
In their telegram to the Premier protesting against  tbe employment    of
those Italians, the Snndou miners aro
repotted as s.iylng that "the m'ne
owiieis of tlie Sloocn are Importing
them fo take our places." This was
uo doubt nu unintentional slip. They
are not being employed to take the
, h'fics of anybody, They are to fill
places that are now vacant, and no
oue will be discharged to make room
for them. If the "thousand Canadian
mi iors of the Slocan" nre employed,
they cannot object if woik is given to
others; if thev are not employed, it is
brcause they, refuse to work nnd they
oan still less ubiact if others are employed to do what they refuse to do.
There is work to do in the mines nf
the Slocan, end if Canadian mines
oannoi be obtained it is a Brilish privilege to sick help where it can be bad,
The Dookhobors, like the Mennnn-
id's, will not lie,IT arms ; it is against
tbo principles of their religious faith.
Manitoba bus ninny Mennonites and
more Doukhobors: tbe latter,   in fact.
are coming ill such numbers that
iboughtful people we beginning to feel
I'lipreheuslvc of tho future. In his
campaign Mr. Hugh J. Maodonald bas
declared   that in   affairs   of   Shilo   he
nil u.-
i voice *o ailpersou8 who
declined to accept the responsibilities
of full citizenship Let Mennonites
uud Dot.kboliors have the protection of
our laws and the liberty to participate
But so fur us mere men go, Britain- bos I iu municipal affairs, but if they will
enough and to snare. What gratified I Dot fight for the oountry they have no
her so extremely the other tiny wns rot 'right to a voice in saying how or by
the regiment of a thousand strong we whom the country shall lie governed,
sent to her aid, hut rather the feeling Ev'dently this policy is commending
at the back of it that made the offer | itself to e'ectors of British origin, for
possible, The Miuer said some days, the Government papers spend much
ago   that   Great   Britain    is   fighting  time in com hatting it.    They have re-
The appeal to the Premier to enforce
| fhe Al en Labor Act will not bo ii we]-
'come   one.    He   and    otoer    British
I Commissioners are engaged in negotiating with the United States for a   Bet-
llemenl of all   matters   in dispute between the two   countries, and   it   has
been understood   the  amiable Premier
agreed ns a   condition that  the   Alien
Labor Act   shall   be held  in   suspense
in the meantime.   To bieak his agreement now would be to imperil the entire  negotiations, which   at  no   time
have been nny too promising.
more than tho Boers. There mny he
no guns fired, but there are countries
in Etiroon that she is   standing   off to
sun-noted an old speech of Lord Dnffer-
in's, in which that excessively amiable
gentleman said   some  pleasant   things
day ub really, if not   as literally, as if  to   the   Mennonites   when   he  visited
she were opposing them with   armies,   their settlement in   1877.    That, bow-
The Miner will be excused if it refer* again lo its special number of Jnly
last. Some of the half-tone illustrations attracted the attention of The
Canadian Magazine, the only pretensions monthly periodical published in
the Dominion, They ware so interest-
in;; to the editor thnt he desired the
cuts might be usetl to illustrate an article prepared specially for The Canadian. The November number shows
what has come of it. It contains a pa-
p r on Nelson and the KootenayB, written by Mi. W, F.   Brougham, with  a
reproduction   of   mary of the i.lustra- A NEW PUL.M bi iUKLlNO.
lions whioh appeared   in   The   Miner, ],,,„<] D|  (jov. 4.-Kudyard   Kipliug
to which is added   the   description   of BM ,v,jtten a poem.which will be sold
Nelson   which   was published   in   the on hl.hnlf   nf the   {luld f<„ th„  benpnt
special umnber    The whole comprises of the widows and orphans of   soldiers
oue of the most interesting f. mens  of killed in   South Africa.    It  is  nu ap-
Ihe November  issue of   the Magaz.ii ■. -,, .;1 ,„ tbe M>.tn ot the .. Barrack-room
Through     The    Miner's    enterprise, Ballads" for   the women uud children
which some ignorant and envious pet- Ttunmv Atkins has left behind.
sons in town did their woist to belittle, Nelson has received more valuable
advertising til n it ever before ex; ■'.-
enced thrum h the combine.1 influeii es
of any other half dozen agencies.
Tho newspaper reader has litile
thought for anything but tbe war.
He looks eagerly for news from South
Africa, Let us hope that foi th next
two or thren we.kn there will be littli
to excite bim. the dispatches try to
hi' resuming, nnd perhaps there is
nothing in the situation at Ladysmith
to cause apprehension, due cannot
help observing, however, Ihat beneath
the snifi.cn there is a feeling th ,t something disastrous may occur. There cannot he any better wish than thai Oi n-
•nil White may hold his own until
Buller ;iau be heard from, His force
is mnoh inferior in numbers to those
opposed to bim, and (od„y it is a fifth
less than it was a week ago If he can
hold his position, he will ho doing as
lunch as can be expected nf hi u. The
Boers may laca discipline, but tbey
have courage and determination, and
the defeuts nnd successes of tbe campaign so far have served to whip them
into stendinoss. There is danger tbat
they may prove too strong for the little army that is defending Lady-
Smith, and the best news from them for
some will bo that there is no news
Unfortunately the situation elsewhere is tho same. There is nuthing
ro hope for at Kimberley and Mufe-
king, except that the gallant fellows
who nre defending them will hold out
until succor comes. That cannot
reach them for three weeks yet, and
in the meantime we cun desire nothing
better than to have the quietest sort
of news iron) South Africa.
The Associated Press agency iu Loudon is not hostile, but it sen Is oui
some despondent dispatohes with regard to tho situation in Natal, and
these communicate despondency to
others. There is nothing in the situation to give rise to the four that the
Boers will drive tho British of South
Africa into thu sea, ns tbey said thev
would. Just now it is a little critical,
bat not more so than the best military experts saw from the beginning
was inevitable. When Great Britain
refrained from dispatching troops in
advance of aotual hostilities, she re-
coa-'ili d herself to the risb of reverses t'>
tbe few already there Wheth r General White blunders l ie other day is
a lines jon by i self. I nu ■ n bus
n ti   lie soi   t'isei    that   he
i in L    '■    i       It w**s ue.ei
-.: .:       ed   n;      ittll      I'll  r slu      il   ml "■"
the •     ■ ■    no f. they
.,     .   ,
■  i
n 11 111 a l
:' . ■.■',•.>
- .
; ■ a,   '■
iii,.a t. ei" ivould ■'!' n. -i" in in despair   ■ f   tin   fin il   "i'    ime.    General
* ■ i  - n   lent   lown to   ■ ml ■
Afrij.i British, aud lie ,i. . u.iy oul
his oidei tn the letter, ib' luteal
uews, it is a plensuie to add, gives in
the situation a ninth rosier hue,
!    li
A great de.il of nonsense is written
over the Boaurassa affair For instance, it is suid that in the reasons
Mr. Boorassa gave for icsiij ling he no
doubt had "lnw nnd logio" on his
side. '' He had neither the one nor the
other. Tho principal reason assigned
was that iu sending a contingent wo
were surrendering our prerogatives as
u self-governing Colony, and establishing ti precedent which would justify
the Mother Country in drawing on
Canadian resources In uli times of
emergency. There can be nosurreuder
of prerogative in a volnut*;ry offer ot
aid; nor, us Mr. Belcourt aptly puis
ii, can a ftee gift be taken as a precedent for a compulsory one. It j: oar
privilege to offer a contingent to
Obina if we so desire. Mr. Bourassn
resigned because he thought Ihe step
would be popular with los compatriots, nnd would hiing votes in the
party he srnports Mr. Tune is uioro
French Hum Brilish, luit it was tor
the same reasons he openly opposed
lilt* contingent. Tho unuiistikuiiblo
temper of the wuutry bus brought
tbem all tn their senses. Sir Wilfrid
Lauiier's loyalty slopped over the
dock when bidding adieu to the voluti-
leers at Quebec; only a few days previously he lino tiouo nil he could to
discourage their going.
At Winnipeg, on his way home from
England, Mr. Turner said he hnd no
intention of droppiug out of British
Columbia politics, Beyond that it wns
unspeakably hud, we hnve never been
able to understand what wns nisaut by
T.nieiis'ji; notwithstanding tins
shadowy reputation, however, we
think it is a matter for general congratulation that a gentleman of Mr.
Turner's political experience and high
personal character is to remain iu public life and to take his full share of its
responsibilities. If tho Legislature had
moro Turners the Province would be
in better shape than it is today.
'Ihe Iii si stanza reads:
Let lis manage so us later   we can 1 ok
oi     in the fi.ee,
Aud   ell inn * nut   he'd very  much
'ihat while be saved the  Empire,   his
employers saved his place,
\n*l iiis males, that's you   and   me,
lonktiil oui for her.
He s an absent-minded beggar, and he
a av f rg"t il all.
I'ni we  do   ii"! want his   kiddies to
remind bim
Tbat we rent 'em   to   the  work-honse
while  Hnir  duthly    hammered
! mil.
So we'll help the homes our Tommy's
I* II  In hind him.
IC ich stanza has a separate retrain of
which the following is a simple:
''ill's* e ii.     uke's sou, sou of a belted
en rl,
Sun "f a ban belli   publican, it's  oil
the H.iine today;
Each of 'em doing bis country's work,
ami who's to look after the girl?
Pass the   hat for your credit's   Bake,
anil pay, pay, pay I
A Gigantic Organization   is Talked of
in the States.
The consolidation of a large number
of silver-lend mines throughout the
country is now under way, and the organizer of the company, which will
be culled the Helena & Frisco Consolidated Company, will probably be announced next week, suys the Helenu
[■'.dependent. The consolidation has
beeu rumored in Helena for some time
nasi and will not be news to those who
have h i'ii in u position to command
the "inside" of tbe situation. Telegrams from private sources in New
York us long as two weeks ago said
tli.it the effort wns being made to put
the ileal through and that the now consolidation companies would represent
|S!5,nOO,000 of oapital. The reduction
uf the expense of working had something to do with the movement, but
there wus another motive.
' It will be au offset to the other
fellows," said a well posted financier
of this city recently. "There haB
in en an impression among the silver-
loud mine owners for some time past
that they wero not getting nil their
product ought to be worth. There hits
been a consolidation of the smelter
nncrators nnd tbey have sought to regulate the price of the product! why not
have n cross-consolidation uud have
something to sny ourselves?"
Then mo many other reasons urged
for ihe   consolidation,   The  combination will in the beginning have a  enp-
,        " |I,()00, ii is given out
- i but hefore the
• ■   ■   out, i- nddi il, " il will have
n ci'pit.ilizat'ou 10  Inn   thai amount. "
(Iu   ,- pi  iii 'jfit'ii
.   ma i is interest id   t    the
■    -
l< news]   pe n thai ielenn
co i on  '. a i iie  forerttun' r
i th   largest   and   mosi impor-
i inin; concerns   in   the   United
iiij in      e. he said,
viul ne same i  tportant relation
to siher lead us   he Amalgamated Oop-
oei Ci mi        i oi s to copper.
Norman B Hoolter, a prominent
mi I* owner of Helena. Mont., who is
now in the city, is the organizer, says
the New York Couniierciul of October
:hi. The law firm of Reed, SimpBon,
Tlni'dior & Barnuin, of which ex-
Speaker Chomas B. K«ed is u member, is interi sled in tbo company, and
is is said that the firm is giving it financial support as well as legal advice.
J, & W. Scligmau & Co., and Lewi-
sobn Bros., are also interested iu tbe
new concern.
The total ler.d production iu the
United States iu 181)7 wni 291.119 tons.
This included ull sorts of foreign
stuff', some of which was refined in
bond. Uf tbis total 48,Boll tons were
so-called "soft" or non-silver hearing
lead from Missouri nnd other Mississippi Valley slates.
The amount produced from foreign
ores was about 811,071 tons, and the
amount of lend produced of American
origin was about 819,000 tons. As the
production for tho first half of iwi8
was 138,07*1 Inns, it will be seen that
the total for that year did not fall far
short of 1112,000 tons, including foreign, au inorease of a little ovor seven
per cent.
Applying this estimate lo the American product the latter should be about
•12(1.001) tons in 1898 and 2-12,000 tons in
Tho so-called non-argentiferous ores
of the Mississippi valley produced lead
whioh amounted in 1897 to 86,548 tons,
these being the figures of the United
Stales Geologic.nl Survey in its nineteenth annual report. Included in
these figures for 1897 theie were smelt-
ni in this country 18,480 tons of Mexican loud, nearly quite ull of which is
from argontiferouB or silver-lend ores.
Of ihe reliue.l lend produced in :897,
Montana is credited with 12,9:10 tons.
Utah wich 4(),:i,-|7, Idaho with 58,2(17
and Colorado witli 40,57(1 tons. This
is all from the so-culled silver-lend
argentiferous ores
N. B. Holter has been east for some
time past on husine-s connected with
the consolidation referred to. Ho has
been expected homo any day for several days past unrt it is now said that
I he will be here early next week,
LOCAL  AWD  PERSONAL „Mr;fFl?nBu™e»h«« *™r« "°>»
"■"-"  Brantford, Ont., to assume   the   «■<>-■
iu tin
,[.„„..      ,   . „ .,   , Ingetueut of the Nelson   Coke   nnd Gas
(From Thursday s Daily.I | Compuny.     Mrs.    Burnett accompanies
J. M.   Williams, M. E.,   leaves  bim and thev have"tnkeu up tbeir res-
morning   for   Slocan   City   to   idenee for ihe   winter   at   the   Hume,
arrangements fnr starting   work I Mr. and   Mrs.   Burnett   were popular
on the Cbapleau group n«ar that place,  residents  of Brantford,   and   will   be
The deed nf the   Und   on   which the ' beaTtily welcomed to Nelson,
dam curt electric light reservoir stands I    Yesterday was   one    of   the  largest
s beeu made out in favor of the Citv | shipping days the 0, P. R. hns had fnr
down to  Mr. ! some time.    The freight to the Bound-
and was yesterday   sent
F. C. Inues for signature,
John Toomey, who described himself as a miner who had recently worked ot the Athabasca, waa found ou Baker street on Tuesday night half dead
from exhaustion He was taken to the
Kootenay Lake General Hospital,
That the merchants of Nel«on carry
the best stocks in Southern British Columbia reoeived another exemplification yesterday, when D. MoArtbur   fc
Co., shipp'd |000 of first class furniture to Kossland.
The Moyie wu» yesterday laid np in
tin* Nelson shipyards lo receive an
overhauling, Iu Ihe meantime the tug
Kaslo is haiiili.ig thu freight barges,
along with the Ymir, between hero
uud Kootenay Landing,
Mr. Hugo Hoss, of Fox & Boss, noted
mining brokers of Toronto, has been
visiting town. Yesterday be went
over to Kaslo. und after making the
tour of the Slocan will go on tn the
Boundary Cotmtiy. Mr. Boss's firm
urn huge operators in B, 0, milling
stocks, ami are acquiring increasing
interests in its mines as well.
The case of Kerr vs the I. O. O. F.
was concluded yesterday- afternoon,
His Lordship reserving judgment   It
was then too late fir any other case to
be taken, so McDonald vs. the Canadian    Pacific    Exploration    Company
slaiuls over until this morning. The
plaintiff in this case is a boy about 19
who wns employed iu thu Porto Rico
mine. It appeals he wns sent to clear
out; nn nir hole, aud while so doing a
rock fell upon nnd crushed his foot,
which subsequently had to be niiinu-
tatcd.   He is suing for 18,000damages,
From Friday's Daily.
The railway companies represented
here report an unprecedented rush iu
freight tnilli''. Ni Is n is now among
the three or four most important ship
ping centers of the Province,
Nolenn mcrcbiiiits have almost completely captured the trade of the
Boundary. Cars are going out daily.
Turner, Beeton & Co , urn very heavy
shippers to the new district,
Mr. G. D. Curtis, the urchiti ct, is
engaged on the plans for a cottage
which Mr. J. H. Bowes intends to
erect oil Si lieu street, nearly opposite
St. SaVUa 'i ''lunch, and also one
oottage for Mr. R. Maofnrlane nt
Messrs Ewurt and Carrie are getting
out the plans for a |1,600 residence
for Mr. (*. A. Hunter on Carbonate
street, between Josephine ami Hall.
Tenders [or its construction will probably bo called for in the course of   the
next two or three days.
The contractors arc putting the finishing coat nf i'hist-1 ou th" addition
to thi' Kootenay Lake General Hospital. The tenders for the installation
oi the heating plant are nol alt in yet,
luii the contract will be awarded
some tune uexi week.
If you wish in know just how important Nils' it Is IIS a shipping eontei
yon should visit tbe 0   P.   K.   freight
sheds any   afternoon   betw    8   in
i"i :80  o'elook     Every ti nnister tn  th
Oity     is   I'.'.-y   between   those   hours
handlini  f'.e »hi '' ir Nelson hi   -■■*
v ■        '■.,..-  i    ■,".   '  •
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■ . ■    •   ■ '
pel si   itien mil on lucking in ■  , ,
during tin     inter time.    Actn
ntiniis will be resumed ii  Ihe spring.
The altei itions I ily's elect
light pi n.     '  c   ■ ni     li
and i' announce     , ■    rdu      ifti
noon thu   it was
|arywas expcepiionally large, especially to Gre*-nwood and Grand   Forks.
Teams were kept bnsy from 1 o'clock
I to (I hauling freight to tho freight
| House to be shipped to the towns in
I Kootenay.     Things are   beginning   to
look as if Nelson   is advancing   in  the
right way.
During the month of October there
were 698 visitors to tho reading room
of the Publio Library, and 2111) books
were lent out at the same time, the
most in one duy being 21. Tho long
expected consignment of 50 assorted
volumes hns nrrived nt lust and hns
I een opened up The librarian also re-
poits that nn magszines have been
stideii since The Mi .er drew attention
to these thefts.
Constable Barnes brought in two
prisoners to the Provincial jail from
Km berley yesterday One was Charles
Lovett. sentenced by Gold Comissioner
Armstrong to two months imprisonment for assault. The other is John
Rogers, sentenced to four months for
stealing a number of articles pertaining to a lndy's attire. John Rogets,
who is known as Rocky Mountain
Jack, hns been 12 months in British
Columbia, of which ho spent   nine   in
From Kuatlay'a Daily.
J. E Auuable sold his new residence
on Mill street yesterday to J. W.
Holmes, late of Iugersoll, Ont. The
price pnid was $2,400-
Mr. J, O. Vunsiokle.late of Dresden,
Ont , is in Nelson, looking over the
country with a view to opening a photograph gallery at a favorabl.i point.
Albert Kenneth Wattle and Elizabeth Mary Fletcher, both of Knsko-
nook, were joined in the bonds of matrimony at the residence of Rev. Mr.
Frew, yesterduv afternoon.
Messrs. E. Hickling and J. H. Bow-
ker returned yesterday from the Dun-
oun-Lurdo country where they have
spent the summer on the survey for the
C. P. R. railway construction.
Five cars of plant for tho Nelson Gns
& Coke Company have arrived, and ten
or fifteeu more me on the road. Ir
will not be long now before the Nelson gas plnnt is in operation.
Big game (sic) bus not altogether die
ont in this country. Mr. W. W. West,
of Balfour, vestordtiy morning kille'
a large wild cat while swimming
across the lake from Pilot Buy to
Khinosceros Point.
A member of the Thiol detectiv<
ngeuoy nnd Provincial Constable Allan
Forrester    yesterday    morning   took
Howell, tho alleged  murderer, to Bonner's Ferry, on his wny  to stand trial
in tbe United Suites.
The new dynamo at the power house
is now running, but nut at its full ca
pa ity ns it is only being allowed ti
develop 900 volts insteud of 1,000, At
present tho new maohinery Is being
tested, and, so far, is giving satis
fuotiivy results. All the connections
have not yet been ■nude.
Mr. T. 8. Arohbold   1ms,   on behalf
of   the  firm   of Arohbold &   Pearson
bought a half interest iii th*1 Ko'tonay
Cigar   M'linifa tur ng Com mnv.    Tit
pur hase price bus not been in ale pul
lie, hut it  b in th  sti on to   -. ■'■ ■■'   -'
1'!,       ,  . b '■ ''■   '
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'i   .     :    i" J    ' ■
• . in;."- 'I ■  !■        '       ,' gone  into the
nc ,'iage ami   real csrati  business   in
ail :it  to bis i liter affairs. The ootn-
punj will stilloontinue under the man
npciiient of Mr. T. ,1. Sims.
Mr. W. F. Bronnham has sold his
house and lot on Stanley street to Mr.
E. R. Woakes, end has purchased two
lots in Bognstown on which he will
erect a bungalow residence. Mr. G.
Cuitis,the architect, has beeu instructed to get out the necessary plans.
While Mr. Harry Wright's appointment as miniug recorder has not yet
been officially announced, there iB no
doubt that he has got the position. In
the meantime there is a vacancy in
the recorder s office which throws
considerable extra work on the remainder of the staff.
Business in tbe 0. P. R. freight
sheds 'till continues to ho brisk. The
employees are kept busy night and day
aud it looks as if things will continue
iu this way for some time. Parsons
Produce Co. are doing a great rieal of
shipping to the Bonndary Country and
ulso receiving a lot of butter, egga and
t        SOUTH FORK NOTES.   .
hi   resi
intly    bus
■ 'trie ngbi service.  By
ii ii. the   plant as reor
be  running   in  first
nect la-l liii.'ht   n pi rum of
dential   section   which   re
been w il in ml eh
iho eiiii of thu w
ganized   Bhould
class shape.
Mr. Ernest Mansfield returned yesterday from Camp Mansfield, where
be completed arrangements for the
working of several of his olaims dnr
ing the winter. He bus oommenced n
seven hundred foot tunnel on the John
A., and is pushing work rapidly on
the Crescent. Mr. Mansfield is ono of
tho most energetic mining men in the
Province and his rapid openlug up ot n
country that one year ago was deemed
innecissiiihi is u sample of what brains
uud money cun do.
From Saturday's Dully.
The delegates from St. Saviour's
ohncrh to th" S nod about io be held
nt New Wosti 'lister are Messrs. 10 A.
Crease, F. Iivinc und T. 3, Sims.
Mr. G. W. Faiiwiather, I'ormorlv
chief clerk in thu general freight
agent's office at St. Johns, N. B., hns
nrrived lo take a position in the freight
department hero under Mr. h. W.
Without any nnouncement to the
publio thnt they were going to lake
such a siep, tini fruiterers and confectioners of the City closed their places
of business lust. Sunday, anil will dn
so next Sunriuv und every Sunday
They claim a day of rent, as well a«
others, and they proceed to time it
without the aid of a by-law.
The conjecture thut tbe man Quig
ley, who murdered Hngel, near Lu-
combe last; April, bad concealed himself somewhere in British Columbia
has proved true. Hh was arrested by
n Mounted Policeman at Fernei a few
days ago, where be had i eon working
under un assumed name. Ho was taken
to Edmonton for trial.
A rancher named Jeffreys wns
brought into Nelson ou a freight trniri
yesterday evening about H-MQ p. in.,
with a rifle bullet wound in bis left
shoulder. It appears that while lying
in his hunk ho reached out for his
46-90 ritle,awl the gun accidentally exploded, the bullet traicrsing the nits-
ales of his shoulder but fortunately
missing iho bone. He was taken to
the Kootenay Lake General Hospital
where lie was immediately attended to.
His ranch is on the O. P.   R.   line
F"i"iTii.-il ■,'., Dully)
1,   ■ ■ i ,•    d's  iaily   paper will uinl i
its iirsl    |ipi ii'ii   ■ ■   about the  • ml   - f
the month.
Bill Bros., of Rosobery, havo the
contract of supplying B0.000 feet of
lumber t" the Wakefield Mine u*iir>il-
m'iioii. They nre shipping hinder *•
ill.' mini' regularly.
Mr. Rock is moving lus saw mill
from tbe Knteirrise mine to the town-
site of Aylwin. situated at the mouth
of Ten Milo Creek. He intends tt'
keep tho sawmill running ull the winter.
The teamsters of the City are complaining that the street railway company bas dosed nu the mud leudinu to
the Nelson & Fort Sheppard depot
which traverses some lots recently purchased by the street railway company
The switch which the O P B, it
constructing for the Nelson Gas &
Coke Company interferes badly with
the switch O. W. West & Co., have
been using for unloading fuel. The
hitter tii-iii complains Hint they now
hnve nnlv room for two curs, instead of
six, A'hich makes the proper handling
their wood and coal almost impossible.
Harry Swain and Charles Clinton, two
tin horn gamblers were yesterday lined
980 and costs, or four months, and
given 24 hours in which to leave town.
In delivering S"iitenco the magistrate
took occasion to remark thnt such nn-
dersirable characters were becoming
100 common in Nelson, ami thnt stringent measures would ho iidopted with
the other members of the fraternity
who did not speedily make themselves
(From Wednesday's Daily.)
The C. P. TC 's new 15-oar barge, Nn.
18, will bo launched the lntter end of
this week.
Messrs. Astley & Palmer, the lessees
of rhe rink, are having the finishing
touches put to the rink so ns to be
ready for tbe first frost.
There are several expert lndy hockey
players in Nelson, and a Ladies' Hockey Club is to be one of tbe new organizations of the City this winter.
The Junior hockey players will bold
tbeir meeting on Fridav evening in the
old I. O. O. F. hall on Kootenay
steef, next to the pesent brick structure.
In the absence from tho City of Police Magistrate Crease, Henry Knrnev
was yesterday charged before the Mayor with being  drunk   and   disorderly.
The upper end of the South Fork of
Kaslo Crick is undergoing unprecedented mining activity, a pack train
for Camp Mansfield going up the trail
every day. Besides this a dozen or so
tons of stuff is being packed into Mr.
Mansfield's two camps from Slocan
City. The camp on the Twin Lukes
elnim bus been enlarged by the addition of a cook aud dining house, vhile
the bunk house hus been fitted up with
spring beds, mattresses and feather
pillows, and is lighted by gisoline gas
lamps. These ate luxuires that no
other camp in suoh an altitude in the
Province can boast. On the Bertha
claim, a recent addition to Mr. Mans
field's holdings, a cabin has just been
completed and work hns been commenced on a seven hundred foot tunnel to tap the Joker lead. The tunnel
on the Crescent is being pushed forward rapidly uud -the showing continues to be very good, Both these tnn-
nels will be worked by three shifts a
day ull winter.
The Joker people have just about
laid in their winter's supplies and
will work three shifts on their shaft
nil winter. The work will probably
bo done by contract. Machinery is
now in place for hoisting the ore from
a depth of three hundred feet. The
ore iu the bottom of the shaft is very
rich and it increases in value ns the
work progresses. Work is also being
oue on the Derby claim, in the Joker
group. Mr. J. J. Fleutot, ou behalf
of bis company which owns the Joker,
bus posted notice of his intention to
take up Kill acres of land in the vicinity of tne Joker. The nreu he outlines
includes several claims in the camp,
the owners of which are up iu arms
against the grunting of the request on
the ground that they are entlitled to
tlm surface rights of their olaims, II
is the intention of nearly all the e
owners ro do sufficient work to secure
a crown grant for their claims and if
iho surface rights are giveu away by
me Government, the crown granting
will be Interfered with and the mar-
ket value of the olaims Beriously re-
iu sd with. The Joker and Derby
'hums a?e minus iiubtir aud Hie up-
ilicutioi for la ri r r [avrii .■.. pmpones
., und iuI te I Ij an i tt'ort to secure the
,o cssary tin tier off sonic one else's
claims. The land mentioned is uot
-imii i.se from a farming standpoint
is a ihi• g but mountain goats aud
:vie- e "id '* raised on it.
iu road a • tho i-outh Pork, has been
boilt above the Black Fox aud is now
being conti-ivied as a sleigh road to
dnrguer tu Falls, Camp Mansfield.
Next spring it w ill he built us a wagou
* li .it in ib* same point, so Kuslo will
at last have a nistrict opened up that
n is already lam idle years too long.
The Joker company has a good trail
li.iilt up the mountain from tho end
ol the sleigh road, The completion of
this road will bring Camp Mansfield
within fonr hours of the South Fork
Hotel. A year ago stuff was packed
lino the camp ou men's hacks.
'Iho company operating the Smuggler group has decided not to build a
-icigli rand this fall and will oiutinue
io puck provisions in over its present
trail, .-lectin City is the supply point,
t'he enterprise of Kaslo in finally
running a road np the South Pork will
probably hnve tlie effeot of potting
u damper on the intentions of Cody
und Sandon people to tup the country
by a road through ono of the low
draws to the orees,
Mr. Mansfield, who is now in Nelson, will visit thu camp again next
week uinl will muke final arrangements for tho winter's work. Twelve
cluiins ihero ure under bis management ami when the winter is over the
woik iben done will huvo fully proved
tho district.	
,„" Haulage
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Wire Ropes   sio     STOCK CARRIED IN ROSSLAND, B. C, BY J. D SWORD AQENT. wire K°P*
ceinfei'4'b, when  the remaining cases '
on the list will be tuken.
There nre  nine of  them   and   theiv
names nre:
Vanstc.t'.e vs     Buckworlh ;   Hill   vs. I
Murray;   Loudin   vs.    Mooers;   t'ock-
studer   vs. Linitz ; Bodwel. vs    X\aslo ; |
Lawrence vs   Hall Mines ; Bigoiow vs.
La Ban ; Fletcher vs. Marks , Marshall
vs. Saudi lands.
Hydraulic Pipe
Waterworks or Mining Plants.
Great Demand in Kootenay Towns for
Lnrgest Plate Glass Made.
A large amount of big plate gh.ss is
being ihipped almost dnily to the
Kootenay country. Up country towns
have a craze for large glasH and the
bigger it is the hetier it seems to satisfy. Ono enterprising business muu
of Nelson ordered from Mr. W. P.Mel-
lor of Fort street, a short time ago a
glass that was to be larger than any in
British Columbia. Mr. Mellor at ouce
wrote to the factory at St. Helens to
know if they could fill the order and
received an affirmative answer, but he
was told that such a glnss could not
be handled on a railway tram. It
would have to be shipped to Liverpool by special truck and from there to
Victoria by sailing vessel. Here it
would he transferred to a Vancouver
bound steumer but at the Terminal
City the trouble would probably begin.
To get it on the train might, not be so
difficult, but to get it though tunnels
on the O. P. R. would be impossible.
Under these conditions the merchant
referred to had to bo satisfied with a
smaller glass, although be would have
willingly paid for tbe extra cost for the
larger one. —Victoria Colonist.
The largest  and  best equipped Rlvetted
Steel pipe- making plant  on the Coast.
Estimates Furnished.
Large or Small Quantities.
No Delay in Delivery.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
We have pnid special attention to
ie construction of Pumping Ma-
lineiy [or dui f ill Mines. Our nil -
trpnssed facilities and methods
iive given onr Pinups a Dominion-
ide reputation. Tbey are fully
lai'ivnieed. Our designs include all
•pes of the ordinary Piston Pattern
ining PumpsEolidcylinders single
id duplex patteruB; outside packed
iplcx' plunger patterns with pol
lives, tils i vertical Sinking Pumps
both piston nnd outside packed
nihil' plunger pattern.
Mine superintendents and those
itcrested io Mint- Pumps would
uisnlt their interests by sending
ir catalogue and quotations.
Northey Mfg. Co.,
fiuiliiro 8c AWett, Agis., Rassland.
MiiuKiiy & Wiiikcn, Agts., Vancouver.
Onicc unil Works
FOOT OF ill 111.1   111
urn :*■
A full line of
Harris Homemade Tweeds
From Talbot Harris, Scotland.
Fancy Fall Goods of
every description. Call
und inspect my stock.
Thos. Dunn &; Co., L'd.
nt'NA.niTi: 11 st: and caps.
Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."
(■33) V-A.3SrOOTJ^7"ER,  13.   C
Three Grades: Mild, Medium Strong and Full Strength
Notary Public, Accountant
und    Commission    Agent.
Five Skes: ty's, Ife's, ty's, ijg's and -jis's.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
A li'tiittiil iiitiuiiiil of private fundi* to loan
on mortgngcAiiion linprovoil citj property. Apply to KIllnLL Be Lennie, tolleitori*. Nelson
|.|t»FI>*>ION.lI,    CUIUS.
tbe neighborhood cf Slocan   Junction, j He v?ae fined $6 and coits.
Three More Ca-iea Dealt With By Mr.
Justice Martin.
The arguments of counsel iu the ciifio
of McDonald vs. the Canadian Pacific
Exploration Company, the facta of
winch were fully given iu yesterday's
Minor, were heard yesterday morning,
His Lordship reserving judgment.
The cast* of Johns**!! vs. the Crow's
Nt*st Coal Company, was then called,
but th<* plaintiff did not appeal, nor
had counsel any instuetions to represent liini. Judgment with costs was
accordingly giveu for the defendant.
Tne third case was Peterson vs. Mc-
Garry, in which the plaintiff was suing for moneys due on a contract on
the 1(1 to I mineral claim in the Slo-
I can, and for damages for breach. He
I obtained judgment for $(145 nnd inter*
■ est aud for $1,000 damages with costs.
i    The court then   adjourued until De-
1' ■ Land Surveyor. Surveys of mineral
cliiiiiiH lands, elo. Agontior obtaining Grown
Omnia,   Oillix Turner -Bdeckli block   Nelson,
Situate in THE Nbisom Minino Division in
thk Dibtbiot ok West Kootsi*ay.-
wiiKiuc Located:—East or Forty-ninu
Creek, About 5 Mixes kuom Mouth.
npAKE NOTIOK thai I. K. O.Green of Nelson.
X. acting as agent for John FoUnsboo, Proa
Miner's Oertlrlcato No. '1,788A, iutonil, sixty
ttuvs from lliciln'e hereof, ti) npi'ly tc the Min
IngReoorder forCortlfloates of Improvemonts,
tortile purpose of obtaining Crown Urania of
tlie above olaims.        . .
And further teko notice that action, under
riection 3", inn-t be commenced before tlie Issuance of rraob Cordflontes of Improvements,
Dated thii* i w. nty-llr-i day of October, 18KI
t dee 22 F- O, OKF.KN. P. U B.
ne ACUTC Tha t*st fiiiintnln pen ever loU tor
dO btHIO nion-yr.   WriteaBOOOwonli with oue IUUdj
■'imi' ii ■ Hiud rubber boUatj highly |-'H';,lrJ'
Warranted toRiVfl Hiitir* HtifbctlOfl, Your pOMpJDMjEK
you want it Awnta ran make Bonaf sflllnf thlapen. HnW
beanUi one down, »*W, tent boMptbL witn our MMUM*,
w-Qhntton*McFnrI(tntt71  fang* St., Toronto, fa*.
The Stamp of Security.
On every " Slater Shoe ", put there by the
makers as a guarantee of wear value — a protection against extortionate profits.
Many men would readily pay more fur a
" Slater Shoe " were not tlie price stamped on
the sole — this stamp gives tlie actual market
value of the shoe determined by the nianufac-
~TH£ sufe
Made in twelve
foot-model shapes, all
sizes, widths, leathers,
colors and styles. Every pair Goodyear welted.
$3-5o, $4' 5° and $5.50.
L.ILLIE BROS    Aberdeen Block.
Iron anil Brasn OaitlBfi or Everj ll,»crlp
tion.   Repair,   and    Jobbing
aaa a »pkcialt» . 14^9
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
The Purchase Price Is Fifty
Thousand Dollars.
J. M- Williams Takes  Hold of  W- J.
Goepel's   Rover   Oreek   Mine.
Chapleau Starting Up-
An important mini nn deal hus been
put through whioh ensures an addition
to the list of producing mines in the
Nelson district. Mr. J. Maliiuson Williams, representing a London. England
syndicate, has bonded tbe Whitewater
miue, ou Rover Creek, from Mr. W.
J. Goepel and his associates for JfoU, •
000. The bond extends over six mouths.
The necessary tools will be sent up
today, and active development work
will commeucn at once. Mr. Williams
is calling for tenders fjr driving a
crosscut tunnel to prove the vein at
depth, und wheu the vein is tapped it
is the intention to drift along it both
The property was Crown granted
some years ago, but has beeu lying idle
for some time until Mr. T. O. Procter succeeded in interesting Mr. Williams in the property. There is a ledge
of free milling quartz on the property,
from four to six feet in width, which
averages about $'•!? to the ton. A good
test of the ore was made some time
ago when two hundred t* ns were run
through the Huntingdon mill with
which the mine is equipped. The mill
extracted $1(1 worth of gold to the ton
and the tailings assayed $11. This ore-,
was  not picked   or sorted in any way.
The Huntingdon mill now on the
property will not bo used by the pur
chasers, as Mr. Williams intends,
should the ore body retain its values
and width at greater depth, to erect a
stamp mill next summer with which
he expects to save 70 per cent of the
gold on the plates. The chief development work at present consists of a 105
foot tunnel driven in on the vein, and
a 70 foot crosscut tunnel.
The Chaplean mine near S-locnn City
which Mr. J. M. Williams bonded
some months ago for $30,000 will be
worked all the winter, aud the necessary buildings should be completed today. They consist of three substantially built cabins and a root honse.
Provisions and tools are beiug sent np
to the mine, and a force of II men
will be put to woik at once. Miniug
operations would probably have commenced ere now, but for the difficulty
experienced in getting the necessary
materials and supplies packed in.
There is an opening in Slocan City
for a packer who thoroughly understands his business.
The Exchequer is making a shipment of their second class ore to the
Hall Mines, Smelter. Fifteen tons
came down last week, anil another IB
tons will be shipped this week. Superintendent Mussou reports that the
mine never looked better.
Dnnng the coming winter there will
be considerable activity among the
mines in the Ymir district. It is
probable that the pay roll for the winter months will far exceed that of any
time previous. The Ymir mine has
nearly 100 mon employed at the mine
and mill, and it is probable that before
long this force will be doubled, as the
difficulty of obtaining miners seem-*
uow to have been nearly overcome.
There are about 30 miners at work
and more are going on every day. The
chief force, however, is employed at
the mill and on the outside construction works. The latter includes the
bnilding of a new stamp mill to consist of 40 stamps aud also the construction of a sawmill which will supply
ull the lumber necessary for tho uew
mill and other buildings. With tbe 40
stamps already In operation the Ymir
mine will, ou the completion of these
additions, be runuiug 80 stamps,which
will give it crushing facilities far
ahead of any other niina in British Colnmbia. Tbe present 40 stamp mill is
crushing about 100 tous per day. During August tho mill was shut down
for alterations, but 140 tons of smelting ore was shipoed whioh prodnoed a
return of $18,341, being at the rate of
over $134 per ton.
•  •   •
Mr. James M. Anderson, superintendent of the Chicora group which is
being operated by the Gold Hill Mining & Development Compauy, of Toronto, has decided to continue miniug
operations all the winter. A trail 8)1
miles long has been constructed from
the head of Hnwser Lake to the mine.
Tho point where the trail leaves the
lake is the head of navigation, and 11
miles above Duncan City, where both
the O. P. R. and the Kaslo and Lardo-
llun un roads run iu. Hunk houses nnd
a cook bouse have been constructed at
the mine and six tons of supplies will
he sent up immediately. At present
Mr. Anderson is tunneling in ou the
vein, which shows up five feet wide ol
quartz heavily impregnated with galena. The ore taken out during development will be rawhided down to the
lake, aud shipped to tbo smelter via
Duncan City next sprint,.
The Baltimore is one of the most
promising looking prospects in the
country. Mr. George Green, the owner, has bnilt a larg i cabin on the
property and intends to work it all
winter. Tbe property lies three miles
back»f the Silver King and;has a good
lead of gold and silver.
Mr. James D. Sword, M. E., has just
returned from the   Slocan district, and
in reply to queries   pnt to   him   by  a
Rossland Miner reporter,   stated  that
the whole of the silver-lead   district of I
the Slocan is quieter   now than it  hus i
been for four years.    All the big mines |
are praotically closed   down,   and   but
] ittl - work other than a  small amount
of development is bring carried on.    It [
is a great pity tbat an amicable arrangement cannot be arrived at between masters and men, so as to reestablish the yearly increasing activity
of this district. As the outside public regard the mineral statistics of
British Columbia as a criterion of its
promise as a countiv for mining investment, the falling off of the production of silver and lead will cause
a considerable shrinkage in the aggregate mineral production of the Province and lessen tbe confidence of
outside investors, who will not always
investigate the cause, and will only
look at the result. It was predicted,
judging from the appearance of the
larger mines of the Slocan, that the
output for lftO'.l would largely exceed
that of previous years, aud that it
would Ue probably double as great as
last year.
The mines, without an exception,
never looked better than at the present
moment and as nothing but development work is being none they should
be in a position to produce an enormous quantity of silver-lead immediately they commence active operation.
The Slocan Star mine, which at one
time was the largest ore producer in
the distirut, now promises to regain its
supremacy, us the development has disclosed large bodies of ore. The Ivan-
hoe should come to the front very
shortly as a big producer, which will
be as soon as they commence shipping
in earnest. On the Ruth the 100-ton
concentrator, aerial tramway and a
seven-drill compressor plant have been
erected and are ready to run. The
Noble Five development is rapidly
proving tbat the large concentrating
mill, although built prematurely, will
have all the ore it can handle before
long. The foregoing mines, together
with the Payne, Last Chance, Idaho,
Monitor, Recti, Whitewater Deep, and
several others, which are all dividend
payers and now merely doing a small
amonnt of development work,are ready
to jump into the front as producers as
soon as a settlement bas been reacted
between the two parties at issue in the
labor trouble.
* *   «
The cabins on the Birdseye claim on
Morning Mountain have been completed, aud Mr. Ernest Wilson leaves for
the mine in the morning, with a force
of ten men. There is no truth in the
report which has been published that
an extension of the bond was recently
asked for owing to a payment not having been made. The payment referred
to is not due until December 1.
* •   *
The Eva Group on Fish Creek, in
the Trout Lake district, has been bonded to outside capital by Messrs. Twee-
die and HutchiiiKon, of Comaplix.
This property is the most extraordinary
strike in the point of value that has
been made in the Lardeau division.
Although Fish Creek and its tributaries havo always been kuown as one of
the richest sections of what is universally termed on the outside as the Lardeau, still thi? strike has thrown the
bulk of the other properties in tho
shade as regards the valno of its sur
face rock. The mineral obtained from
the property is gold, and th.i croppings
run from $400 to .$(100 in gold, Cory
Menhinick ami J. A. Magee have
claims on tbis lead aud ou their holdings the lead as exposed is about 30
feet in width and containing values as
stated above. This, it is expeoted, will
give an impetus to development operations.
* *   *
The Queen Bcsb Company is putting
iu-a boiler and two machine drills.
Thero is about 10 tons of ore on the
dump of the Hartnuy group near Kuslo,
and the development work is being
pushed. The ownors of the group
have allowed an extension of (10 days
to the bonders for the initial payment.
* *   *
R. P. Briggs has uncovered a huge
deposit of galena ore on a small tributary of the South Fork of Kaslo Creek,
north of the Black Fox group. He has
two locations called the Monarch and
the Province. The lead when exposed
is fully nine feet wide, from 12 to 20
inches of which is clean galena and
tho remainder concentrating material.
• •   •
The Tamarae has bean listed on the
Toronto Mining Exchange. This group
consists of live mineral claims, the October, October Fraction, Racatan and
the Diuner Bucket. The group is situated in the Nelson miniug division of
West Kootenay, about- 1}4 miles from
Ymir, at an elevation of 1,800 feet. It
contains 186.16 acres. The vein consists of a friable quartz, cariying abont
ii|l per cent, of a mixture of arsenical
mispeckel and iron pyrites und is
much oxidized. The cnuutry forming
the walls of the lode consists of a
schistose ft'I sparine rock of variable
character becoming highly mineralized
and laminated in close proximity to
the ore deposit, gradually changing into a very fine grained compact rock,
probably a pbyllite. The work is an
inclined shaft I bo feet long with crosscuts as follows: No. 1, 60.5 level, 10
feet long exposing 4 )8feet of ore. No.
2, 82 foot level, 111 feet lung.encouiiter-
iug mineralized quartz, Ave feet, giving place to arsenical pyrites averaging
two feet. No 3, 107.5 foot level, 14
feet long No. 4, 137.5 foot level. 21%
feet long.   Two drifts from the bottom
have been driven along the vein run- ]
ning 355 feet northerly and 50 feet
southerly. The mine is well equipped
with all necessary plant and machinery. Assays give an average of $8.83,
while in the north drift it is $11. No.
2 veins average $18.30. The ore in
sight is estimated at 9,500 tons, which
would amonnt to $84,000.
• • •
Windermere, Nov. 4.—(Special.)—
The Paradise group consisting of three
claims owned by John Watson, James
Jeffry, and Thomas Jones was bonded
by A. C. and W. B. Mitebell-Iunes,
representing the New British Columbia Syndicate of London. Eng., for
$150,000. The deal was completed ou
the 30th of September, and recorded on
the 86th of October. Mr. Iuues is now
putting in a winter camp and intends
working a force of men throughout the
winter. It is without nny exception
ono of the greatest propositions in the
north west. There is over 78 feet of ore
which will average across tha vein f80
to the ton in all   values.
Tho Silver Tip on Toby Creek will
be worked throughout the winter by
a French syndicate.
Peterborough undoubtedly takes the
lead as the main town in the district.
H. E. Neave, E. M., formerly of the
Transvaal, representing u Rossland
corporation, purchased the laud from
the C. P. R. during the fall of 18110.
The town is situated between Toby and
Horse Thief Creeks. The corporation
lias already completed a wagon road
from the town to the steamboat lauding ou the Columbia River a distance
of three-quarters of a mile, also a wagon road rive miles up Toby Creek anil
a wagon road five miles np Horse Thief
Creek. Buildings are springing up in
a way that would remind one of the
early days in Rosslaud and West Kootenay towns in general. It is understood that the C. P. R. controls a half
interest iu the townsite, and that they
turned over 400 acres of land adjoining
the townsite to the Peterborough town-
site corporation. H. E. Neave, Mining Engineer, manager of the corporation, is an up-to-date all around hustler with many years' experience in the
Transvaal, South Africa Republic.
On the Delphine miue R. R. Bruce
is working a force of 10 men under the
foremauship of Mr.Beattie, formerly of
the Reco mine, Sandon.
The Derby Mining Co., owners of
the Swansea mine, are sacking ore for
The Red Liue group of miues, on
McDonald 'Jreek, will commence raw-
hiding ore as soon as snow permits.
All tbe ore will be shipped from Peterborough, B. C.
* *   *
Quite a number of miners returned
yesterdav morning from the Whitewater mine on Rover Creek, whither tln-y
bad gone to examine thu ground wilh
a view to bidding on the work to be
done on the property. They all expressed themselves ns surprised at the
width of tho lode and the amount of
ore already in sight.
The Whitewater was one of the
first mines operated in this district,
and at that time the gold returns, i.
e., $10 per ton, obtained from the
Huntingdon mill, were not considered
good enough to justify tbo erection of
a stamp mill,although the value of the
tailings showed that Ihe full value of
the oro run through was $27 per ton.
Mr. Williams is again to be congratulated on having seemed a properly of
which practical miners as well as
engineers speak so highly.
* *   •
Below wili bo found tbe official results of the smelting operations of tl.e
Hall Mines Company for the four weeliB
euding October 27:
Copper smelting: In 13 days, 18
hours of actual smelting, 2,!ll!l tons of
Silver King ore were treated, containing, (approximately), 04 tons of copper, and 33,5130 ounces of silver.
Lead smelting : In 20 days, 22 hours
of actual smelting, 11)2 tons of Silver
King ore (containing 2,640 ounces
of silver) and 457 tons of purchased ores were treated, aud 140 tons of
lend_bollion wero produced, containing
(approximately), 145 tons of lead, 15,-
770 ounces of silver  and 082 ounoes   of
* •   •
Nicholas Tregear, who is in chnrge of
the development work on the Giant,
declnres that he has discovered the real
main vein well above the old workings, where it dips into the hill, suys
the Spokesman Review. Mr. Tregear
is positive that the shaft whioh was
sunk ou the property last summer was
started in a Blidu and that the real
ledge is farther up towards tho summit of Rod Mountain.
It is an interesting fact, although
oue that is almost unknown, that the
Giant waB worked long before either
the War Eagle or the Le Roi whb
staked. Colonel Topping, of Trail,
was iu town todav. "When I first saw
the Le Roi immediately after it was
located," said he, "I found au old
prospect hole continuing a rusty spade
on the ground which is now covered
by the Ginnt. The work on it had evidently been done long before either
Bourgeoise or Morris ever saw the
Trail Creek district.
* •   *
Mr. T. J. McNally, lepresenting
the William-Hamilton Company, of
Peterborough, Ont., has come in from
Granite, where the Granite Royal
Canadian and Poornian mines aro situ
ated. The 20-stamp mill, which he
has been erecting for the company oper-
aiing the properties named, is now
completed and iu running order. The
stamps started diopping yesterday
iiiiirniug.everythiiig working smoothly.
Mr. McNally leaves Nelson today for
the Yellowstone miue where he will
taks charge of the erection of the Yellowstone stamp mill under the superintendence of Mr. H. E. T. Haultain.
Mr. McNalh has been actively engaged
in mill construction foi over nn.years
in the western mining States, and be
suys that he ha-; ni ver s,.Pa Brier mill
machinery than that al tiie Granite
mill, which was manufactured by an
exclusively Canadian firm.
* • •
be kept up steadily all winter, and   it
is th*> hope of the management tu h ive
the company in   the   Slocau   dividend
list, shortly after the fir-t week in the
new  year.    Suffiuieut   stoning   b cks
have heeu opened   o ena le   tie   on  •
pany to send out shipments steadily.
*   *   *
New Regulations Awaiting the Signature of  the Governor-General.
Mauy enoneous statements have
beeu published respecting changes in
the regulations governing placer mining in the Brilish possessions. Tho
order in council, which now awaits
ilit* signature of ihe Governor General
of Ottawa, is as follows:
Any free miner, having tlulv located
mid recorded a claim, shall be entitled to luilil it for a period of one
year from the recording of the same,
and thence from year to year, by recording tho same; provided, however,
that during ench .ver and each suo-
ceediug year such free miner shall do,
or cause to 'ie done, work ou the claim
itself to the value of f20fl, aud shall
satisfy the mining recorder that such
work has been done, by an affidavit
of th" free miner, corroborated by two
reliable and disinterested witnesses,
setting out a detailed statement of rhe
work done, und shall obtain from the
mining recorder a certificate of such
work having been done, for which a
fee of $3 will tie charged.
AU work done outside of a mining
claim, with intent to work the same,
shall, if such work has direct relation, and be in direct proximity to
the claim, be deemed, if to the satisfaction of a responsible officer, to be
work done on the claim for the purpose of this section.
Any free miner or compauy of free
miners holding adjoining olaims, not
exceeding eight in number, and notwithstanding anything in the regulations to tlie contrary, may work the
same in partnership under the provisions of the regulations, upon tiling a
notice of their intentiou with the ruin
ing recorder, and upon obtaining a
certificate from him, for which a fee
of $3 will be charged. This Certificate will entitle the holders thereof to
perform ou any one or more of such
claims all the work required to entitle
him or them to a cericliate of work
for each claim so held hy them. If
such work shall uot lie done, or if such
oertiBoate shall not tie so obtained and
recorded m each year, the claims shall
he deemed to be abaudoued.
The holder oi j claim may at his
option, in lieu of the work required to
be done thereon each year, pay to the
mining recorder in whoso office Ihe
claim is recorded the sum of $300 for
each of the first three years, but for
tlie fourth and succeeding years the
sio ; of $400 mnst lie paid, iu lieu of
work done on the location or in coin
mutation therewith, as provided by
the regulations. A certificate from
the mining recorder that such payment
has been made shall relieve the person
making it from the necessity of doing
any work during the year.
If at tho end of tic year the annual
amount of work hns not been performed, nor tbo commutation fee paid, us
abo-e stuted, the sum of $850 shall he
oharged against the claim,and the said
amount soul! constitute a lien on
such claim, and no tranter or title to
such claim shall bo r 'orded until tne
sni.l amonnt of | nil   have  been
pjid to tlie ininiu r,
If the lien iu i rged by pay.
ment at the expirti i three months
from the end of  the   -.'cur,   the   clnim
shall revert   to the   ; In ■■ n   and  shall
not   i ■   ■ " u    '■'     raloi lion, and   niny
be *!:." isi     "    ns 'i:     Winii ter ot th
inter lor tnuj din ct,
No claim forfeited, from whatever
ennsp, shall he relocated, bill everj
snch claim >'i.ii; roverl to the Crown
i i i. clisposod of as the M i"isti i "f the
inn rii ,■ .-',,,:l direct. An) amounts
received, iu Inn of assessment work
shall   form   part   cf   the   revenue    of
*   *   *
jit   Will   Be   Designed   to   Treat   the
Boundary Low ;irade Ores
I    Grand KorVs   f  ('    No Gr "
[Forks has sec rei si ..'■   sn .. *..
The deal wns closed today w lth .lay P.
Graves, general manager of the Qran-
by smelter, and John A. Mnnley, wbo
donated a free site of 20 acres to E.
T. Bradford, general manager of the
Southern Smelting Commiuy, of Denver, Col*,,, nnd Hurry (-Inge, M. E.
The latter will organize a company
with a capiiul of $500,000 for the treatment of sulphide ores by the loder 'if
pyritio system. Work on the sue
which adjoins the Giiinby smelter to
the north of the hank of the Kettle
River, wi.l be started within two
The   construction of the   plant   will
he BtBrted immediately at Denver  aud
will be delivered   here within three oi
three   aud   a half months.    Mr.  Bran
ford is authority for the statement that
his company   will   be in a   position tn
treat ores on or hefoie the 1st of March.
The plant will have a capacity of 200
tons   daily and   as   he   judical'd  will
make a specialty of low grade   ores   ■
ores that   oonld   noi    I*    trei ;     in
profit by any other s; stem.
"The action of Mr. Graves and Mr,
Manley in donating us a free site and
agreeing to furnish us wilh power ut
a nominal figure," said Mr. Bradford,
to your correspondent, "is exceedingly
generous. I expected to make a deal
with him, but was quite tin prepared
for such favorable terms. I wish it tn
bo distinctly understood, however,
that our smeller is in reality not a
competitor to a coin blast proposition
like tho 3ranby smelter. Our purpose is to treat low grade ores ranging
iu value from $1 to $10 per ton."
• » •
A  special   to   fhe   Rossiand   Miner
from Grand    Forks   says:    Clarence J.
MoQuaig,  of Montreal,  made   au   ini
nortaiit anuonncement here   whilst   on
his way to Republic.
"An eminent legal authority," "he
said, "has advised the management of
the Payne mine that ihe eight-hour
law is unconstitutional In all liftll-
hood a test case will he made in order
to determine the authority nt the Provincial Parliament to draft legislation
that has caused so much trouble between labor and oapital. The measure
was not sought by tile miners, We
contemplate starling up work in the
Paine, paying $8.60 for 10 hours. If
we are liued, the case will be aopoaled
and if lived be, appealed to tlio Privy
The Mine is Looking Well—Will Build
n 800-Foot Tram.
The. American Hoy mine, in the Slocan, is shiiiping ore lo tho Everett
smelter. Former shipments lave
been made lo I he Trail smelter. At
thi' office of the company it was learned
the other day that the American Boy
is being steadily operated in spite of
the-prevailing labor difficulties in the
Slocan. The company is reported tube
paying the sea'c demanded by tlie unions, and is said to employ 13 men.
The shipments average about three
cars per month, but the superintendent
is holding the shipments back somewhat saving the ore for iawhiding,
which will he considerably cheaper
than packing. The ooinpany expects
tn send out a car of ore per woek after
about 30 days. At a meeting of the
American Boy trustees a few days
since it was decided to build (100 feet
of tram in the spring of 11)00 to connect the mine with tho Noble Five
train and concentrator This will enable the American Hoy to send down
to the Noble Five works a large
amount of concentrating ore now on
the dumps nnd in the stopes. This ii
expected to conemtrato abont four to
one at a n tine shipping value. Recently the No. 4 tunnel cut the ore
body 800 feet below the apex of the
vein and tho showing is |snid to be
four feet of concentrating oro. The
mine was lately examined by Engineer
Maxwell, who in his report to the
company, estimates tha' the mine hus
praotically in sight $540,000 worth of
ore estimated at a profit value of $10 a
ton. The American Boy is owned hy a
Spokane compauy. Recently a considerable quantity of American Boy stock
was tnkeu over to Mr. J. G. MoGuigan
and associates, who aro also largely
interested in  tho  Noble Five   mine
which lies   adj nr tn tbe   American
Boy. Development upon the mine is to
The Molson's Bank Robbery Case at
Winnipeg Ends m Acquittal.
Winnipeg, Nov. 8.—(Special.)—The
trial of W. J. Anderson for the robbery
from the Winnipeg branch of rhe Molson's Bank of $03,1100 en ed here today in a verdict of acquittal—a verdiot
thut was immensely popular as the ac-
cnused had the sympathy of the entire
ii'iniiiiniiiy. The trial attracted great
attention. N. I*'. Hagel, Q. ('., wbo
for a short time practiced in Nelson.
conducted the mse for the defense in n
masterly manner and sustained bis old
■■ e repi tut no ,s ,i c .   ii'al   law yi i
i:.' iii y urn n  n ii I y au   lima-
i"ur deli * 'ive wl • |i      n -
: -li thi erii "■ i.' An i rson.   The   tri-
uru] hunt acquittal   of   Ihe   lutti I    ii I
leaves it  a   niyBti ry   as   io   I
•H n<v il sappeaied from the vaul
Ihe ue**' big C, P. *i. -co-... No. is,
capable of holding 18 cms was su cess-
fully launched at the Nelson Shipyards
Progress of  tlio  Rai'way  Construction.
Building uf Balfour Koad Waits
ou tlie P.esident-
Mr, >V. V, Tye, chief engineer and
superintendent of the Boundary extension of the Columbia & Western
Railway, is paying a visit to Nelson.
•p ttking of the new road now ruu-
l li in the Boundary, Mr. Tye said
that the daily train service into Grand
Porks was giving every satisfaction,
though the road might need a little
re ballasting The Boundary Coun-
i-j i- lively and immense quantities of
■ "i :lt nr.' being daily hauled in.
I' ie big tunnel between Brooklyn and
I isi'ile is now nearly finished, but
ii"ii fiiit remaining to lin driven. The
tola] length . f the tunnel is 3.000 feet,
which makes it the longest tonne! in
Canada, antl the trains should be run-
iiini* through it by February 1st at
the earliest, and over four miles run
will thus be saved This part of the
road hns proved one of the nioBt ex-
pensive pieces of railway construction
in Canada.
It is ex| ted that the   railway   will
reach Greenwood Oity in about three
.si...-, und *\ili ne contiuued thence
to Midway which will be the terminus
of the road for the present. Surveys
are being made through the Similika-
rrre n Country, across the Okanagau
Valley, but it is not yet decided what
r iiite will be taken to join on to the
main line The C. P. R. is also building -oiue 3."* miles of branch linos from
their Boundary extension, consisting
hi. Ilv of spurs to the principal shipping mines.
Asked if his visit to N«lsou had anything to do with the building of the
road between here and a point opposite
Balfour, Mr. Tye replied tbat it had
not, adding that it was understood
that the question of the immediate
construction of this road would not
he finally settled until President
ShanghneBjy had returned to Montreal.
St. Vincent, Capo Verde Island,
Nov. I).—The British transport Persia
with a squadron of tho 1'lnniskilleu
Dragoons, hospital detach uent and
monitions of war on board has been
towed here in a disabled condition.
She ,vu- pioked up by a tug olose to
-• in '■ mi ks and was towed 13 miles.
Now York, Nov.8.—There was a sale
of silver certiAnntes for 40,nun ounces
tt -I.iv at ill) days buyers' options at
prices running from 00 lo 6i)U and il sale
of 5U.O0O ounces at 00. The regular
asking price for -certificates has been
olij.j fur some time past.
Situatrn*rTHB Nbuson Min'iXo Division ok
YVB8T Kill'TKNIY   IIISi Kiel'. — WllKltK   Lie
I'vit-.tt:--'J.N   NiiKi'ii    I-'omk   ok   Salmon
' j'AK.-. NOTIOK that 1 William A Mutter, not-
1 his: hm nsonl tur the New North B'ork Mining Company, Frco Miner's Certificate No.
::3 3ll intend, -sixty Mays from tho dale
horoof. t • npply to tlio Miuing Recorder
furo (Yrtif'uMiu nf Impi'oveiii" Is, for the pur-
peb-o of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
lad furthor take notico Hint action, under
-o'lion i, iii isi Uo oonrnroiioed before tho is
suancoof   io li i Vr ille r.ti of Improvements:
iiiiU'il this nin li ilny of November, 18I».
I     "!'   VIEW      UOYA1   CITY A-.'l' MA.Y-
ALI cams.
I -    lllNINO   1)1' IStON   OF
V   ;Si      ,*"T.:'"V    1'UiKKT      AllKUK   l.O-
riiAKK NOTICK thai  1. William A. Iliiuer.
1    netiug as -ik'*'in    for   ICnkiuiee  Mining
. . re*  Minor's I -ortlrl* nlo so. li tro'is,
itentl ii        n I uc I • fool to   i l*-
I'ly I   11      Itulnu lb  ■'    .■ i     i i -i"illi.it,' of
"■I     " [or thi purpodo ol obtaining a
Crown Qrun   "I thu above otaluis
in! further take notice that aotlon, under
section87, must be comu.enood boforo the is-
smtnoQ of -mil i * rtiti nn' uf liiiiii-o erneots,
fisted this ninth dm of November, tuiia.
ESTABLISHED 150 YEARS LOlldOfl,    Etlg.
ORdI r      Uraiid and
Ptvfctil I EiK. Navy Cut Tobaccos.
Aickts for Canada i JAMES TURNER & CO., Hamilton, Ont.
7, R!'t,*,»^l,m««*,:f


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