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N    Y
Weekly Edition No. 413.
Nelson, British Columbia,  Friday, October 6,  1899.
Tenth Year
A Baw Shipment of Bullion  in  Danger
of OoDfisoatioE.—A    British
Oruiser Arrived.
London. Oct. fi.—A special from
Newcastlo, Natal, nays:
"The Boers have left the laager at
Vnlkrust and ure moving towards tbe
frontier. Tbe situation is moHt critical. Tbo magistrates and municipal
officers bave assembled in the town
hall to concert measures for tho defense
of the town against au unexpected attack. All the womon and children
have been ordeied to leave for tbe interior of Natal.
Durban, Natal, Uot. 5.—The British
cruiser Phi'.u has airived in the harbor.
London, Oct. 5.—It is reported thnt
another Band shipment of hullton,valued at one million sterling, is in danger of confiscation by tho Transvaal
Newcastle, Natal, Oct. 5.—10:50 a.
m.—A despatch has been received here
from tho Government, stating that
there is no immediate oause for alarm.
Tbis had the effect of arresting the
London, Oct. fi. —Iuciensod activity
is being Bhown ut Woolwich, and it is
alleged tbat provision is being made
there to Bend supplies for two army
corps. Four hundred tons of material
and monitions of war have already
been shipped for Africa.
Peace meetings held at Birmingham
and Halinx last evening were soeues of
much disturbance. At tbe Burning-
ham meeting a crowd of jingoB invaded the hall, cheoring Mr, Chamberlain and singing "Rule Britannia,"
und tho orators had to be content to
shout their speeches into the reportors'
ears. The meeting ended abruptly
without any resolution   being   passed.
A despatch from Johannesburg ro-
porls that Kaffirs nre raidiug the
business places and bouses in the East
Band. The whites fired on tnem. A
special force of police hns been deep itched to disperse the raiders.
Mafeking. Oct. fi.—It is asserted
here, ou reliablo authority, that the
Burghers have been strictly enjoined
not to cross the western frontier or to
interfere with civilians, but to resist
the passage of an armed force.
London, Oct. 6.—From other Newcastle advices it appears thnt the Pre
mier of Natal had S'*id tn the military
authorities that they nan render Newcastle no assistance, adding that if tbe
Boers intend to attack the town,resistance would be fu*i!c, and the women
and children should be suit away and
the town surrendered,
An unconfirmed report says thai
murtial law has been proclaimed in
the Transvaal. x\ despatch from Jn-
banneabnrg says the regular distribution of letters bas ceased. The Transvaal Government bas countermanded
all dynamite and cyanoide supplies
which have been removed and placed
under strict guard at various depots. A
strong guard has been stationed at the
reservoir to prevent tampering with
the water.
An enthusiastic meeting of Irishmen
was held last evening in Kimblerly under the presidency of a former Mayor
of the town, at which resolutions
wero unanimously adopted expressing
disapproval of the conduct of Irishmen
who sympathized with the Boers and
of the course of the Irish parliamentary party in extending sympathy and
support to the Transvaal in the present crisis.
A despatch from Newcastle, Natal,
filed this morning at 9:10, says: Telegraphic communication with Charleston is open. The Boers command at
Sansprnit was reinforoed yesterday,but
no advance is expected. "
This information is important, as it
contradiots the alarmist dispatch ot
The Daily Telegraph,which was timed
at noon yesterday.
Minto will be Sir Roderick's guests
until Saturday, when Lady Minto will
sail for England and the Earl will return to Canada and resume his official
duties. Sir Roderick entertained a
party at dinner last night in honor of
Lord aud Lady Minto. There was a
roception following tbe dinner. Among
those present were: Foxball Keene,
Belmont Tiffany, Mrs. Leddenberg,
Stephen Olden, Captain La Salles,
Captain Uuy and Miss Cora Randolph
Those named, together with the Misses
Oilmenm, were the guests today of J,
Piernont Morgan on hia yaoht Corsair,
to witness the yacht race.
Hotel Keeper Dies From Severe Kicks
On His Side.
Victoria, Oct. 5.—Mike Powers, who
was sandbagged at his own gate on
Fort street last Sunday morning, die I
this afternoon at three o'olock, in
Jubilee hospital, whence he had been
removed this morning, when his injuries seemed more serious than at first
supposed. Hn did not anticipate death
aud an ntteinpt todav on the part of
tho police to secure an ante mortem
statement failed on that account
Powers' two assailants fled at the approach of a cabman, bnt they inflicted
Bovere kicks ou his sido, whioh were
supposed to bo the cause of death.
Powers was for many years proprietor
of the Brown Jug saloon here, bnt latterly he has had the Garriok's Head.
Obas. A. Morris is Fighting Extradition Fiercely.
Rossland, B. C, Oct. 5.—Judge
Forin, of Nolson, airived here at 7:40
this eveiimg to hear an application for
tho extradition of Charles H.Hinokley,
alias Cluis. A. Morris, charged with
stealing $1)7,000 in cash from the West
Side bank iu New York city in May,
1894. The judge opened court at 8
o'clock, and counsel for the prisoner
asked for his immediate discharge, as
he had been illegally arrested and
could not be held.
The lawyer for the United States
and for the bank officials asked and
obtained an adjournment until !(!
o'clock tomorrow morning. The lawyer for tho aconsed stated that at the
timecf the alleged offence the presence
extradition treaty was uot iu force and
wns net retronotive and that the treaty
in force at tbe time of the alleged
offenes did not oover the orime
Saoks of Lime Covered Insecurely Start
a Blaze.
Ten or twelve sacks of lime piled
up in tbe alley behind Turner, Beeton
& Co. 's store and the old livery stable,
caught, fire early this morning. The
fire was fortunately discovered before
any opportunity had been giveu the
blaze a chance to spread. However, it
might bave caused a conflagration in
the city. The rain last night and the
inefficient ooveriugof the lime was the
oause. Officer Kerr, in company with
tlnee others, attended to the fire without calling on the tire department.
Liberal Conservative Association is in
Vancouver, B. C., Oct. L—In the
lacrosse match nt New Westminster
Fair today tho New Westminster te:,ni
won by seven goals to two. The To-
rontos lost for the second time.
Tho Liberal-Conservative Association is in sessinu in New Westminster,
delegates from all over the Province
being present.
Victoria, Oot. 5.—The Official Gazette today contains notice of the following Provincial appointments: Jus
D. Gordon, of Tobacco Plains, East
Kootenay, to he a coroner for the Province; Wm. Dodd, of YBle.to be Mining
Recorder and a Collector of Revenue
Tax for the Yale miniug division and
a Provincial Police Constable; Alexander Lochore, of Foster's Bar, tn be a
License Commissioner for the Ashcroft
license district, vice F. W. Foster, re-
sgued; Herbert Ridley Townsend, of
Rossland, to be a Registrar under the
Marriage Act aud a deputy of the Reg-
lstrai of the Rossland Registry of the
Supreme Conrt.
Guest of Sir Roderick Cameron and
Lord Bryoe.
New York, Oot. 5.— The Earl of
Minto, Governor General of Canada,
and Lady Minto, who have beeu the
guests of Lord Bryce ut his home in
Washington Square, left there yesterday afternoon and went to the home
of Sir Roderiok Cameron, at Grass-
mere, Staten Island.   Lord  and Lady'
There is more demand now for
houses of a good olass than there ever
has been before. At the same time
there are more residences of a good
class going up than at any time he-
fore. A group of people who have
been in Nelson for a year or so assembled on a Baker street oorner yesterday
and the conversation drifted to tbe
topic of the large number of peoole,
unknown lo auy of the group, that
were among the pedestrians. Tbere
was any amount of evidence that the
City is growing »ery rapidly. It is
generally tnken for granted now that
the population has reached the six
thousand mark.
A History of the OhaJlange Oup from its First Inception to
the Present Time.—It May go Back to the       •
Original Owners This Trial.
New York, Oct. 5.—Again today the
sea refused tbe Shamrock and tbe Columbia a field of conflict; again today
the multitude which went ont to sea to
watch the contestants for the International  yachting   championship of  the
ing hardly five knots.    As she crossed
the  green   boat   broke  out her spin
naker,- which wns  in   steeps.    It was
nn  English  fashion  to hoist this sail
from the boom, and  tne  Shamrook
her trials clung to it away bevond tho
world returned disapppoiuted  and not I Reas, but   since   her  arrival   she   has
a little disgusted. I learned    many  Yankos    tricks,   aud
The  question of  supremacy of   tha , breaking  out  the spinnaker is one of
two great  yachts ia still  as much an j them.
open question as before they first met,
as the contest today was in some re-
BpectB more of a fluke than thut of
Tuesday, It was a drifting matoh almost from the start to the finish.
Crossing the line with a breeze of five
knots an hnur.it never blew more than
six, most of the time less than three,
and part ot the time not a breath of
air was stirring. After sailing foni
hours and 43 minutes, tbe yachts having covered only 12 miles of the course
to the outer mark, the regatta committee declared the race off, as it was
manifestly impossible, with the breeze
then blowing, for the fleet racers to
ronnd the stake boat before the time
limit expired, much less to gee back
home again. During the time in which
the yaohts wero at it,the wind, which
carried them dead before it over the
line, had hauled around, until at the
finish they were beating into its teeth.
While the wind held astern, tbe Columbia steadily outfooted her lival
until she was fully half a mile ahead,
but in the shifting, baffling winds that
followed during the last three hours,
with the great single stickers tacking
and beating and jibbing to catch every
stroke of the wind, with fortune help
ing one about as much as tbe other,
the Shamrock gradually worked her
way up until, when the race was deolared off, the two boats were about on
even terms, the Shamrock, perhaps,
half a length ahead, bnt so close was
the Colnmbia tbat Captain Barr could
have thrown a biscait to tbe foreigner
from over the sea.
The only lesson learned by tbe nautical sharps from today's trial of the
abilities of tbe two boats is tbat in
light weather conditions the Columbia
is the superior in running and tacking
and the Shamrock better in beating.
There has yet been no indication of
what either boat can do iu a piping
wholesale breeze. So gentle were the
crestless pulsating seas that any sort of
harbor or river craft conld venture ont
with impunity, and a vast colony of
boats, ocean going steamers, yachts,
tugs, sidww heelers and sailing vessels
gathered around he red hulk ot the
Sandy Hook lightship, seven miles
from the eutrai ce to the lower bay, to
watch the start. The smoke from
tneir stacks and the sieam from tneir
exhausts, mingled with the haze and
formed an impenetrable veil which
transformed (hem iu the distance into
a vast fleet of phantom ships. The torpedo boats guarding the course threaded their way in and out through the
acres of boats like needles, turning the
excursion seekers about. But little
difficulty was experienced today, as
Captain Evnas' interviews, threatening dire contcqences to offenders, bad
a wholesome effect. Already the crowd
was disuppointed. Each one had come
down praviug for a stiff breeze, and
had found iustead that there was hardly wind enough to keep the flags fluttering. Outside of the ruck of steamers, tho old defender, Vigilant, mude a
beautiful picture lending the way
through the mist, and the old schooner
America, which had been brought
the blue across the Bea fifty years ago,
attracted universal attention ns she
sailed about to seo how the latest
champion would defend it.
The preparations were made aboard
both yachts for tbe lightest airs before
the etart. Columbia discarded her
heavy steel topsail yard for a lighter
and long pine one, and tbe Irish boat
sent aloft the largest olub topsail ever
-■.'en on her.
As soon aB tbe committee boat had
hoisted the signal gettera "D. O. L."
making the oourse fifteen miles, sooth-
east by south, dead before the wind,
and return, a puffing tug steamed
straight ont to sea to plant the outer
mark, which neither racers were destined to round today. There were
Borne pretty manoeuvers behind the
line before the start. Both got across
iu the smoke of the last gun, the white
beaut} a length ahead and in the
windward berth.  The wind was.blow
The cup defender was juBt a little
slow in getting her big bellying
sail ont, aud this somewhat dampened
the ardor of the patriotio throng of
Americans, who love nothing so much
ns forehanriedness and snaps, but sixty
seconds later both were on even terms,
fleeing before the gentle breeze wing
and wing, spinnaker halancing, mainsail and bulging jib drawn forward.
The lazy breeze carried the big yachts
down the wind at a snail's paoe. For
almost an hour the spectators on the
excursions boats watched them dritt
like Coleridge's "painted ship on a
painted ocean.''
The only ohearing feature of tbe
situation to the majority of onlookers
was thut the Columbia steadily gained
gronnd, inch by inch, she crept along.
At the end of fifteen minutes several
lengths of olear water showed between
hor and her green rival. On ai d on
she moved until she was 100 yards
ahead. The whole crew of each yaoht
was aft to act as ballast and keep the
head of the yacht up. Onlv two men
were bnsy easing sheets and tightening
halyards when the wind began to die
and th:) great balloon of canvas forward collapsed like mealsacks. At the
sani" time the wind minted a little and
the Columbia ooncnlded to ehnngj her
tactics. She took in her spinnaker and
tried reaching, leaving the balloon jib
set. It was a challenge to the Shamrock on her best point of sailing, and
Oaptain Hognrth eagerly accepted tha
They went heeling over toward the
Long Island shore and the Columbia
continued to increase her lead. Tbe
Shamrock attempted to orowd on a little more canvas by setting her stay
sail, but it only kept the preoions wind
from her balloon and the sail had hung
from tbe stay as light and lifelesB as a
weg rag. Iu a few minutes she took
it down. As they approached the
Long Island shore, the breeze lifted a
moment and Long Beach rose as by
enchantment from the deep. Then it
closed down again. The lazy yachts
The great ocean liner, Auguste Victoria, of the Hamburg-American lino,
outward bound to Southampton, broke
through the misty circle wheie the
yachts were battling for supremacy
aud slowed down for a moment to 1st
the pasengers, who lined the rail,
catch a glimpse of the contest Tben
she dipped ber flag and sued nn, vanishing like a flying express train into
tbe gloom. A few minutes later, the
Canard liner Servin, with the Union
Jack at half rail, appeared as if by
magic through the outer ledge of the
curtain and came following into poit.
In vain tho patrol boats whistled their
warning, bnt she swung slightly outward as she came straight on through
the course, dippod her flag, as she got
abeam of the racers, and disappeared
like a streak three-quarters of a mile
to leeward, the Columbia got most of
the wash from the big trnns-Atluiiio
steamer, bobing on tbe bnge swell ns
it went under her nnd spilling much
precious wind out of hor sails.
Meantime the excursion fleet was
pushing towards the limit mink. When
they got there they waited for an honr,
hut the champions did not come
Through tbe mist they conld just be
made out, looking like high peaked
circus tents. Then, when the wind
hanled round to the south southwest
and the racers bad taken in their spinnakers to beat in close banled, the excursion boats all puffed baok to see
what they were doing at this point of
For tbe rest of thu race the yachts
were half the time in doldrums, with
their sails flapping listlessly. For two
hours tbis was kept up, during which
no one seemed to be able to tell exactly
bow the Shamrock drew up on her adversary. Rather than prolong the
agony und suspense, at 8 :-i:s, when it
was appaient that the yachts oould not
I imike tbe  outer mark, much  leu  the
finish, and when both were ou even
terms, the committee deoided to call
the raoe off.
Under   the   rules  today's  race will
be sailed over on Saturday.
Tbe most dramatic picture aud interesting incident of the day occurred
jnst at the finish, aud it repaid the
thousands of sightseeis for tbo disappointment they were experiencing.
Jnst as the regatta committee boat
swung out the balloon triatic stay,
which declared the race off, the spectators, all of whom were iu doubt as
to which boat was ahead, were wutch-
ing Ihe yachts with intense interest.
They had split tacks and now the Columbia wus sailing toward the Irish
boat on port tack with the evident intention of orossing her bows. The
water between them grew narrower
and narrower until she wns closo
enough to pas*, a line aboard. Everybody aboard the excursion fleet expected her to oross the Shamrook's bow,
but Captain Barr found it too risky,
and as the American champion rose in
a queenly way on a heavy swell, he
put the helm down and cume ovar on
the starboard taok uuder the Shamrock's lee. It was a disappointing
move for the patriots. Although the
Columbia had her hobo in front, the
ohnlleuger lapped her and held her
weather gauge. Just at this instant
tbe signal went np declaring the race
off, aud before the astonished spectators
realized what had happesed tbey saw
both yachts, whose skippers had evidently been watching for the signal,
turn about and head fnr home.
The sea wjs a picture. A full-rigged
ship, with all her royals set, was sailing proudly out to sea, while to the
westward iu the direct track of the excursion fleet as the vessels headed
straight for home, the North Atlantic
squadron, bound for Hampton Roads,
wus majestically bearing down. The
big men-of-war were moving in squadron formation ahead, their white sides
glistening,their yellow superstructures
and smoke belching stacks gilded into
gold by the slanting rays of tne sun.
As the excursion fleet moved towards
them a stream of signal flags fluttered from the flagship, the armored
oruiser New lork, and the sqnadfoti
changed formation, line abreast, and
came on as if to annihilate the fleet.
But none of the vessels were frightened. As they wont by, their whistles
shrieking delight, the bands playing
patriotic airs, one of the polioe patrol
boats pansed to push her nose under
the towering steel side of tho New
York and bark out a salute of thirteen
guns to Reur Admiral Sampson. The
Admiral roared out bis response, gun
for gun. Then tbe fleet, which had
slowed np to witness the spectacle
hove to.
For the first time in the 48 years
that the trophy has been held in America there is little difference in the
plans of the defender and the challenger. The differences are those of minor
detail, the general construction being
all but identical. Both are keel boats
and are rigged with double head-sails
of tho cntter type. The Columbia is a
bit the longer, with a more sloping bow
aud more of an overhang a* the stem.
On the other hand, the Shamrock's
stern carries a longer bowsprit than
tbe Colnmbia. aud her rig serins
dumpier, as the masts are not so tall.
Her mast also is set raking lift more
than the Columbia's.
There have been nine attempts to
take the America's cup to the British
side of the water, and fortunes havo
beeu spent in bnilding flyers. Its in-
trinBio vnlne ib not great, however,
fn form it is like a very ornamental
ewer. It was originally known as the
"100 guinea cup." It is 27 inches
high, 26 inches aronnd the body, and
24 inches around the base.    Its weight
Euiu Stares a (Jmt Many Men in the
Pace.—Government has Scarcely a
Supporter in the District.
A trip through the Slocan country is
sufficient   to  show  anyone whut the
effort of the Eight-Honr law has been.
There   is   hardly a stir iu   any of the
Slocan towns, where  a  year   ago   all
wus  alive  with mining and commercial   activity.     Now   the   mines  are
closed, storekeepers ure   scarcely doing
enough   business   to   yay for   the fuel
they bnrn on cool   evenings, nnd hotel
men have their houses full, but are receiving   no   money from their  guests.
It   is  nu   the hotel men that thu chief
weight   of   tho   law has fallen.    They
cannot afford tn quarrel   with the meu
by turning them out of  doors, and aro
therefore   carrying   them   ulong.    Bnt
the men ure   out  of  work, and consequently have no money  with which to
pay  hotel  bills.    If  all of  the mines
close down, ns is   spoken  of   now, tho
men   will  sciitter  und  the hotel men
will   be lucky if   they   secure teu por
cent of  the   money  duo them.    Ruin,
therefore, stares most of  them in  the
One of the hotel keepers wno was
doing a very good business und making money, in Bpeuking to a Miner
man, said:
'Six   years ago I came to this country and built   my hotel.    I  have   paid
miners' licenses  and all  other kind of
licenses.   I spent oue thousand dollars
in cash towaids building roads. I prospered   aud   made   money, and until a
short time ago   I owed uo man a cent.
Now   I   urn absolutely broke.    I havo
over $8,000  coming to me, princpally
in board, aud if I get $800 of it I shall
consider myself   lucky.    It   is getting
worse  every day, for   the house is full
Hiid I must buy stuff  for  tbe   men   to
eat.    If   tbe   mines close down tight I
will   walk oot of   the  country   with
nothing   but   the clothes  on my baok,
and I will   buve to start all over again
iu a new country.    Thut   is   what the
Government  did   for   me.    I   worked
hard to put the present party in.    Perhaps, after  all, it  serves me right for
helping to put such  absolute  idiots in
power.    Wo wero doing fine here until
that law was introduced.    I   have had
my house  full of   miners for six years
and never once beard one of them complain about the   length   of   his   day's
work  or  the  amount of wages he received for it.    If any one suys the men
wanted the law  he says what  is not
The Sandon Hotel at Sandon has
closed its dining room, and threo
saloons no longer keep open at night.
No better criterion of tho business
stagnation conld be bud thau the closing of the saloons.
The Last Chuiiee mine bad-ordered
lumber for some buildings at tho mine
bnt cancelled tho order and will not
proceed with tho work.
The union hns snine meu stationed
iu Sandon,and it is said that they will
remain there all winter to keep meu
from going to the mines. The union
is putting all the names possible on tho
voters' list, but th * prospects are that
by thu time there is an election there
will be uo men in tbe country to vote.
However, if there is any, one
thing that a man learns iu going
through the Slocan it is that the Government will hardly poll enough votes
to   savo  the deposit of its candidates,
Mr. Green will not run again, but if
is 184 ounces, and it was made by~K. |te f'ul lie wnnlfl hu defeated by any-
and S. Gerard, a London  firm of  gold ,""
and silversmiths,
The story of the winning of the trophy aud the nine attempts to regain it
since it became a challenge trophy, is
told on shields blazoned around the
body and on small panels below the
The records of previous races for the
oup are as follows:
August 22, 1851—Around the   Isle of
Wight,   Amciicu,   10, 87, 80
one. The Governnient cannot get a
man who would make even a respectable run, while any person could carry
thu constituency on behalf of the present opposition.
At present the outlook iu the Slocan
is about as bad as it possibly could be.
If the mines close down there will
baldly be auy person left iu any of the
towns.and dozens of business men will
be ruined.   Their position is very seri-
Aurora  0Us, ,lnd they huve the Government to
tbunk for it.
Angust   8, 1870-New   York   Yacht     when Mr. Coti-m  was in the Slocan
Olub course, Magic, 8; 68:21 ; Cambria,
•'.; 87; 88.
Ootober 16,
Clnb  course,
York Yacht
0;   19;   41:
When Mr. Cotton was
he told one of the principal men thero
that the question of the fate of the law
lay entirely in the hands of the Koote-
Livonia, 6; 0:45.   October 18, 20 miles  nay   members.    Mr. Cotton   has made
to windward off  Sandy Hook   and re-1 B0 nlany different statements regarding
tho law that it is hard to  follow   him
bnt   that  be   made   this   statement is
turn,   Columbia, 3 :07 ; 4134 •,  Livonia, I
8:18; 15}^ ; Columbia disablod in third j
raoe, October 19.    October 21, 20 miles ,'
to windward off   Sandy  Hook   and re-  positive, for  The Miner has   it on the
turn,    Sappho,   fi;   89;   02:   Livonia, | word of a man whose statement wonld
■ ! receive  more  credence  than Mr. Oot-
(Continued ou Fourth  Page.)       i ton's denial.
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Telephone   No.   144.
Mr. Cotton's paper, The News-Advertiser, finds something most pleasant
to it in au Ooposition paper, The Revelstoke Herald, and accordingly reproduces it with remarks bubbling over
with delight. Revelstoke. is not dis-
tiuguiahed us a mining centre,nor is it
overrun with miners, yet The Herald
is a warm supporter of the Eight-Hour
law. Its couvicMon under the circum
stances is uo doubt disiuterested, and
the faot that it is oopoied to the present Government on general principles,
and would be glad ot its defeat, is not
u reason why an honest journul should
withhold its commendation of a measure which its judgment approves.
Although in opposition, Tbe Herald is
as free to support the law as nre scores
of Ministerialists to oppose it. There is
nothing singular, much less inconsist
ent, in its course, and the avidity with
which Mr. Cotton's paper seizes on its
remarks is calculated to create a Buspi
oion of doubt in its own mind.
No one will begrudge The Herald its
right to oppose the law, bnt many
will regret that it thought fit to warn
mine owners that if they do not accept
the situntion resulting from it worse
may befall them. They are told that
if they do not, they will cause the
election of a Legislature thnt "will
handle thoni without gloves." Oonsid
ering the circumstances, this is an
altogether unworthy threat. The mino
owners are to be compelled to submit
to injustice under a threat of greater
injustioe if they refuse. If supportors
of the law will say that there is no in
justice in the case, it is only necessary
to reply that the mine owners believe
otherwise, and they have the same
rigbt to their opinion that ia enjoyed
by others.
We bave not understood that the.
question involved in the present unfortunate dispute is so much that of the
law itself, as of that which has sprung
out of it. It is more a question of,
wages than of an eight-hour day. The
Herald may think that eight hours are
aB long as a miner should be required
to work under gronnd, although on
this point the miners themselves did
not appear to be much troubled in the
past; and it is possible that another
Legislature would regard the mutter in
the same light. It would be remarkable, however, if a Legislature elected
with a full knowledge of all the circumstances could bring itself to believe that a man is entitled to the
same pay for eight hours as he formerly regarded as ample compensation for
ten. It can have whatever opinion it
pleases of the eight-hour day, but if it
is honest and disposed to do what is
right it cannot approve of the attempt
to coerce the mine owners into paying the old wage. It is this attempt
that is at the root of all the difficulty,
and it is bo obviously unjust that the
country may not have to wait for an
other Legislature to put the mine own
era in a position from which it will be
possible to obtain something like fair
Now that war with the South African Republio is inevitable, if not actually begun, there may be not a few
who will share the impatience of The
Morning Post, which complains that,
though the Government put their
hands to the plough last July, there
was no visible progress with the advent of October. But lot us not becom*
nureasonable. Even today there arethose
wbo declare that the Government have
travelled too fast and gone too far. It
is impossible to please all. Mr. Chamberlain bas had to consider what was
best for the Empire and for civilisation, as it appealed to the judgment
and conscience of himself and his colleagues, who are ohargod with the responsibility of protecting the iuterests
of both. Ho bas known that war with
the Tinnsvaal would mean much more
than the mere oorreotion of abuses, of
which the Uitlanders have been com
plaining for several years past. It
meant that its conclusion would murk
a complete alteration of the map pf
South Africa. He and his colleagues
have had a better knowledge of the situation than was possible for the general public. They have known, only
us those behind the soeues can know,
what influences have been at work to
undermine British authority in that
part of the world. It was open to them
to come down with a heavy hand to
check them, but before proceeding to
extremities it was their duty to try all
the arts of diplomacy to ward off the
This hus been their employment
since July. At no time since, until
quite recently, has it been possible to
say with truth that some adjustment of
differences short of war was not within
reach. And as long as the chance of
an amicable settlement presented itself
H6r Majesty's Ministers were bound
not to ignore it. li may sceir a small
affair to go to war with a nation that
cannot place in the field more than
thirty or forty thousand effective soldiers But any war is a serious matter, not to bo entered upon lightly. It
was wise and in every sense right to
move with deliberation. They put
their hands to the plough in July, it
is true,nnd at that time they hnd fully
mnde up (neir minds what wns tbe
least tbey would accept in satisfaction
of thd demands of tho situation. To
that they have steadfastly adhered,
believing it just, under all the circumstances; but they should not have been
expeoted to net as if they had anticipated disappointment. That would
have put them in the wrong, whereas
now their patience and moderation
compel the nations to acknowledge
that responsibility for the shedding of
blood rests, not with them, bnt with
the Boer leaders.
It is not improbable, bssides, that
we shall soon discover there were
weightier considerations behind than
those which were presented on the surface. It hus not been a mere Uitland-
er, or even Transvaal, runtter. There
is a suspicion that for months, if uot
rears, there bas been a conspiracy to
destroy British supremacy in South
Africa and to redeem it for the Boers.
Color of a decided complexion is given
to this by the haste with which the
Orange Free State has thrown in its
fortunes with the Transvaal. Our dispatches indicate tbat the lead in precipitating hostilities is being taken by
tbe sister Republic, which canuot be
allowed to have any concern with the
ostensible cause of the troubles. Great
Britain's right of suzerainty, aud her
obligation to see that the Uitlanders
were accorded a reasonable measure of
justice, were not matters with which
the Orange Free State was supposed to
meddle, yet wo see it us uctivo in pre-
n ring for war as the Transvaal.
threat Britain is confronted with the
task of clearing South Afrioa of the
Boers, and making the British flag
supreme in every portion of it. That
is what this war means, and before
entering npon it Her Majesty's Ministers did right to count the cost.
fighting will be over. If the Free
State had been loyal, fighting wonld
not have lasted fourteen daye. tt is
the luckiest thing in the world, however, that the Free State has boen foolish enough to take a hostile attitude,
for that means her addition t) British
possession". The State wonld always
have been a disturbing clement in the
quiet of South Africa. Great Britain
has the power to work out ultimate
peace. It remains to be seen whether
she has the spirit. Upon the conclusion of tho war, which must be unflinching iu order to be effective, ilrit-
ish control must bo absolute over all
South Africa, in Cape Colony, Natal
aud other sections. Half measures
will only prolong unrest anil produce
more disturbance. I have known the
Boers as well as any man. I have lived
among them and I have fought them.
To exist peacefully so close to them is
an utter impossibility. Negotiations
nre well enough iu their way; bnt
British control of the Transvaal must
como eventually. For years the Boers
have been crying 'Throw the Outlaud-
er into the sea,' and 'Out with him.'
Possibly they are not so virile as during the last war, but there is little difference. My idea is that if the Boers
weie cuugbt iu the open once nr twice,
thu thing would be ended. Kill oOO of
them, and all that would remain for
England to do would be to send a few
shiploads of crape. They never have
Btood in the open, aud if war comes
now they will have to do more than
stay in the hills. This is no optimistic twaddle, but nn opinion based upon
my experience in campaigns against
tbe Boers. I have not the slightest
fears for tbo safety of my colony or its
towns. It is possible that a few Boer
incursions might get a few miles into
Natal, but no further, and it must be
remembered that many of those living
011 tho edge of Nutal border ate themselves Boers."
September in the Kootenays has been
a delightful mouth, warm and dry.
There is reason to exepeot that October
will be also dry. Upon the mountains
the conditions are favoruhle for the
spreading of fires, and as there will
probably be much prospecting during
the month, and not a little fishing and
shooting, it is desirable to exercise the
greatest oare in camping out. To encourage precaution, the fire rangers of
the Dominion hnve issued the following suggestions:
"The greatest care should be exercised between April 1st und Octob'r 81st,
and if a fire is made in the forest, or
at a distance of less than a mile therefrom, or upoii any island, for cooking
or obtaining wm rath, the maker should
lBt, Select a locality in tho neighborhood in which there is the smallest
quantity of vegetable matter, dead-
wood, branches, hruBhwood, dry leaven
or resinous trees;
"2nd, Clear the place in which he
ib about to light the fire by removing all
vegetable matter, dead trees, branches,
brushwood,and dry leaves from the soil
within a radius of ten feet from the
"3rd, Exercise every reasonable care
*ud precaution to prevent such fires
from spreading, and carefully extinguish the same before quitting the
"Great euro should be exercised to
see tbat burnt matches, nshes of pines
and lighted dears, or burning gun
wadding, or any other burning snb-
s-tauce, should be completely extiu-
uuished hefore. tbe sportsman leaves
the spot.''
Just ut thiB time the opinion of Sir
Walter Peace, the Agcnt-Generul fnr
Nutal, will bo deeply interesting. We
give it here. Interviewed a few days
ago, he said :
"The attitude of the Orange Free
State means its inevitable acquistion
by Great Britain. Pence in South
Africa oan only be accomplished by
war. In my opinion a war would not
last more than two months. Iu order
to make pacification effeotive. Great
Britain must assume absolute control
over the whole of South Africa. So
far as the position of Natal is concerned, all this talk about poor,undefended
Natal is nonsense. There will be little or no lighting in Natal, if it comes
to war, nnd 1 fear no other issue is now
possible. What do you think 10,000
British troops wonld be doing while
this much talked of Boor rnid was in
progress? Our railways are In good
working order and troops oan be transported quiokly. The weather conditions have been magnificent. A earn-
pnieu could be curried on just as well
as in any other soaBon. Two months
from thu day Guneral Buller lands, the
"Wo   all   look forward   hopefully,"
says the Winnipeg Free Press, "to tho
time    wheu    British   Columbia   will
smelt  all  her own oris, and use them
as the   basis  for  manufacturing   snch
products, fnr example,ns contain 11 very
high percentage of   lead. "    That has a
sympathetic sound to   it. bnt tbe Government which rho Free Press supports
with   nil   its  strength nnd   breath has |
been in power now for three years and
more, and notwithstanding,it has been 1
urged to do something  for the lead iu- 1
dunity, it   has steadily declined,    audi
the present Free Press has never snid a
word in   protest.    Wo   are  afraid   its
sincerity   uow is not as deep as   some
wells.    How to  help the lead industry
of this Province, is a question that has
been much discussed, and in reBuect to
which there hnve been and are.some dif-
erences of opinion. There is a very general agreement, however, on the proposition tn increase the duties on lend
manufactures imported from other
countries. On this point our Wiuniieg
contemporary says: "Wo trust that
no such policy will ever bo adopted
of  increasing  Iho duties."   It  looks
forward hopefully, so very houefully,
but trusts that tho policy which would
I ring about tho realisation of its hopes
will never bo adopted. It is a strange
Free Press
Relief With!i) Reach
for Suffering Mei),
There is just now a tremendous
amount of labor wasted in proving
that mine workers have a right to organise unions. More lamentable even
than this are the frantic, efforts that
are being made to show that other or
ganisations are bending all their energies to compass their destruction. No
one disputes for a moment the right of
the miners to form themselves into
unions, and to do everything their
judgment deems necessary for the protection and promotion of their interests. And as this right is uot disputed,
it will not occur to any one of sound
mind that others desire to drive them
out of existence. Only the wildest or
most perverted imagination conld conceive that the sole leinuiniug object of
the Mine Owners' Association is to
break up every Miners' Union in the
Province. This extremely stupid idea
has never been entertained. Miners'
Unions have tho same right to live as
other associutions. Theie is no question of that kind tbat is causing the
least ooncern or uneasiness to anybody
outside of insane asylums and foolish
newspaper offices. While everybody
concedes the right to organise Miners'
Unions, it is recognised that they may
possibly seeek to exact more than they
nre fairly entitled to. It is believed
tbat present circumstancesin connection
with the mining induBtryof this Province furnish nn example of unfair demands. Aud as the mine managers
are the parties concerned on the other
side, they resist tho demand, as they
aro bound to do in defence of the interests committed to their charge. The
riRht of organisation is not involved
nnd sensible men leave it alone.
It is human nature to claim more,
than is expected in preparing a case
for arbitration. Great Britain did this
in respect to that Venezuelan bonnd-
ary, but the award of the jurors gives
her substantially all that was ever demanded ns of right. The American
press oispatch that assumes to intimate the award is misleading. It was
thought necessary, uo doubt, to shuw
that the Washington people had a good
excuse for the extraordinary demonstration of three or four yenrs ago. The
award is the best proof that their indignation was either simulated or wns v* ith-
ont cause. We sbnll do Mr. Cleveland
the justice to admit, however, that his
violent aud ec.oentric course hastened
the adjustment of this bonndary dis
pnte. If the Venezuelan President will
uow reciprooato, and issue a furious
manifesto,declaring the teirible things
he will do to the United Stntes in case
ot fmlher trifling, it is possible that
arbitration on the Alaskan bonndary
may be readied before the next century is out of its 'toons.
We suppose the practi al view of
the lncul political situation is not to be
lost sight of. That ib the view of it
on which Tho Victoria Colonist insists
most, if not exclusively. It warned its
leaders the other day that a Conservative party tight against a coalition
Government aud its friends, with tho
united support of tho Liberal party,
must necessaiily end in disaster as
complete ns that which intended the
Conservative effort to force party distinctions ou the oooaslon of the lust
general election iu New Brunswick.
More roceutly. referring to the report
that Mr. Cotton is playing his strongest game for the Premier-hip, it says:
"The great danger to the Province
is that the coming Conservative convention may play into his hands, by
alienating from the Opposition some
of its Btaunchest supporters. At
present the Opposition to the
Government of which Mr. Cotton is
the virtual bend is made up of members of hoth Federal parties, It is perhaps, difficult to say which forms tbe
strongest clement. But if the lenders
of the Conservative party in tiis Province undertake to seize control of the
local Opposition, it is easy to see that
the hands of Mr. Cotton nay be greatly strengthened. If matters are allowed to remain as tbey are, the downfall
of the present iueapable combination is
only a matter of a few months".
Almost anything should be excused
or endorsed that would bring about
ihe downfall of the present Government. Perhaps tbat should be the
first, as it is tee principal purpose to
which nil good citizens should devote
themselves. But is it quite sure that
the declaration of the convention
to force party lines would have tbe effect feared by the Colonist? Wonld it
lose more Liberal supporters of the Op-
poation than it would gain Conservative
supporters of the Government? Thnt
is not the queston, however, immediately important as it may be. Who.or*
what is Mr. Cotton, that a party should
form around him of which Cottonism
wonld be tbe only visible principle.
A number ot American newspapers
expressed cordial approval of tbe invitation extended to the 48th Highlanders, of Toronto, to take part in the
Dewey celebration. Assnming that the
invitation would be accepted as a matter of course, they buw in their presence the completion nf the sentimentul
ullianoe that took form a year and a
half ago aud has been steadily growing
ever since. What they have had to say
of the refusal to participate bas uot yet
appeared, It wns not due to any want
"f courtesy or of sympathy, V.'e have
always felt that tho American nation
had no jnst cinse or provocation to
war against ispain, but when it ner-
raitted itself to drift into hostilities
Bri*ish sympathy was overwhelmingly
with it. Between that, however, and
sending a iegimeut to iSBist in celebrating the victory of Aiiniir*l Dowoy
and of glorying over the humiliation
of Spain, a friendly nation, against
whom Great Britain has uo cause for
offense, there is a wide difference. It
was quite proper that permission
should bo refused the Toronto High- [
landers to visit. New York on the ocoa-;
fiion in question. Nothing could well
exceed, howovcr, the bad tusto of the
sneers of a portion ol the Canadian
press at the friendly spirit evoaed
among our neighbors at tbe prospect of
I their inking part in the celebration.
We havo been appointed to supply to tho
KUfferleg mate ***x o' Uehto-n ('lunula tho
roiticdies used unfailingly l*y tho late Dr. Lr-
douoeur, of 1'uii-, l-'r.o.*.-, one of tin; most uilli-
1.em nodical men of the auo These prepar*
ati-'ii- nre ihufruita of Sfi years patient study
unitroFoaroli And aronnw nrAMoribed livtheletid
ini- *-peeiali-ts In Europe. \Vo guarantee a com-
plote cure in 111 c *su- u iloi-in   11 v.nh tho use
i'l t.ho.-o ri-iin di- s.    N'o lm,-..-Lu>-H --unt'- ao<v|-led.
Write for fuller information, For homo
tr. nlmi ntdo-erl' e yours.' inptomtitu nearly as
you 0,11 and   ein-lo-e posinee for   question
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Mine Puivips
Improved Sinking I* imp
This pump U of comparatively light weivht,
oaay to handle and gives unqualified satisfaction, [tons no projecting valve uoar or puns
liable in breakage In hu ultng, n is fitted wPli
eonvoniout suspending hooks and in parity repacked. Mining superlntendants and others
are invtlod to Bend for our catalognu nnd Iik-
urei bdfo.-a purchasing,
CunllffoSt AWoti, AKts.,ltis*lnnd.
MacKay & Walken, Agtfl . Vancinu- r.
Thos. Dunn &> Co., L'd.
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Ml Ml Its'   PICKS,
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Write tor Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."
(133) VJ^ILSrCOTT^riEJIR,,  IB.   o
mOFKS-ilOVIi.   < akiis.
' m Land Surveyor. Surveys uf mineral
olatmStlands. tic Agent for obtaining Crown
Grants, Oillce Turaer-floeokh block, Nelson,
B. C. <iX)7)
Notary Public, Accountant
and    Commission    Agent.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
< MtlltH trt.H oi* IMPROVKNBNT.
Situate i\ the Nelson .Mining Division op
Wtcsr Kootknay District— VVhbrbLooa*
ted:—Aboutpoi u milks Wbst op Haix
Ckrek and ox tub South Sidb op Stew-
aut cheek and about two miles prom
thk Nelson ,v Fort  heppard railway.
j aicknoik'K that I. W.J. li. Holme* of
1     Kuslo, U, i'„ noting tw agent for IL N. McLean,   Fro*   Miner's  Certificate  No. it 1.1,457,
intend,  sixty  days   from   the   date   hereof,
toupplv to the Mining  Recorder for renin-
rule-of Improvement tor ihe purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further tako notice that action under
aeotlon 37, must bo commenced before the issuance of suoh Certificates of Improvements.
Dated thin 2fltb day of July, 1S!K).
j^ IRON «
iron and Bra*. Castings of Every Deneiip
Ihm.   Kepalr.   anil   Jobbing
Situatera tiik Nelson Minino Division or
West Kootknay District, Where Lo-
oated:—On Ukah Creek One Milk East
ok Ymir.
rnAKK NOTICE that I, J. A. Kirk, ac'ln*
X. as agent fnr Ovid Paultn, Tito Minor's
Corlili'-iilo No. 33,414a, Jolin Harris, Free Min-
er'x Cei'tUlOAtO No. 3I.8IKIA anit Andrew Dndt*,
FroeMiner's0 rttflooteNo.21,li"U, intend.HxIy
day- trom the dato hereof, to apply to Ihe Milling RenorderforaCurtlfloateof Improvements,
for the purpose oC obtaining a Crown Orant of
the above claim.
»nd further take notine that, action, under
Beotion 37 isl  be comn.enoed before the i**-
Buance of such Certlfluate of impro* entente.
Onted thi* 27t.h liny of Mar. h. 1899. 977.
NELUON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. & A,
M. meets secoud Wednesday in each
ti,, all*    Visiting tirethron invited.
(i. L. Lknnox, Seoreiury.
kdSjttfe    ''  "' °'   F-     Kootenay  Lodgs
TOeJtj£3JN*  ^"- I'*, meotsevery Mondaj niglil
"■^js*w     ftt   Lhoil   Hall,  Kootenay street
Hojournini? Odd Follows cordially invited.
A Q Shaw, N. O    John Sooley, V. O.
Fred .1 Squires, Hccy.
iynoeUi in I O.O.F. hall, MoDonald block
twivery Tuesday evening at 8 o'olook
5*v viisitinR- knfghtH cordially invited
T. Lii.i.ik, C. O,
|S2o) R.G.JOY, K.of Ft. and P.
Situate in tiik Nelson Minino Division ra
the   District  ok   Wkst   Kootknay.—
Where Located:—Between Eagle and
Forty-vine Creek,
ITUKR NOTIOK that I, Archie M»inwarinK-
1     mliii-on. acting us ngnnt f r the I'unoan
Mines, Limited, IfoMirn.l Free Miner'- * 'erUti
Iciiono. Pt 11,1911, intend, sixty days from nie
I'ire horonf, to npnly to the Mining Recorder
for i YrMiicnte-* of Improvemonts, for tho purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of tho above
And further tnko notice that action, under
seotion 37, mnst bo'rommunend before tbe is
I suanco *>f Ruoh Certificates of Improvement-*.
Dated this sixth day of July, 1899.
Tlio Bnllotin labors with a heroism
worthy of a uolilor cause to save the
Edmonton route to tho Klondike from
tho disgrace that kills. It is pnst help,
however; nothing can ever restore it
to the public confidence, We oan admire the loyalty of The Bulletin,
which was no doubt perfectly sincere
when first recoinmonding it, and it is
probably right in" saying that miseries
and disasters are attributed to it which
honest investigation oould trace to
other routes or bring home to other
causes. There is no occasion, however,
for the heaping of horror upon horror,
in the further effort to discredit it,
and in resenting this praction, whioh
has a smack of the malicious about it,
The Bulletin has our sympathy.
Strong Government papers in the
East, which for a woek past have been
discussing the tardy resolution of Ministers, aie warm in their approval "f
tbe step taken to foster the lead industry of this Province. Their remarks
give the impression that the Government's action in the matter is a relief
to them. To abolish the fifteen per
cent duty on lead smelted and refined
from Canadian ores is a long step towards putting now life into the Slocan
distriot. and if the Government and
Legislature that manage affairs at Victoria would supplement this by putting an end to the labor troubles our
lead mines would soon assume ai. ap-
pearaooe of aotivity.
tally nvited.
SONd OF* KMiiiANh, meet
first and third Wednesday of
oaoli mouth at Kratornl y hall,
corner of linker and Kootenay
•streets*   Visiting brothem cord-
John Watson, Secretary.
COURT KOOTKNAY, I.O.F.,|No, 3138. Meet-
Lias 2nd, and 4th Thursday, Fraternal hall, J.
A. Irving,, O. H.: W. B. Bhaw, it. S,
NKLSON L.O.L, No. 1692 meets in the Mao-
Donald block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invited.
John Tove. W. M.: K. J. Bradley, 11. S.
NBLSON AEHIK No. 22. F. o. k„ meets
every seoond and fourth Wednesdays or u\h
month. Visiting members cordially Invited
■i. It. Wray, secretary,
Afftnrr Cut thb out uwi rutatra
^k   ««IJ  to    ni,    with   luunn  -il
Ufl-H?   your uefctegt ex i ire hi ofltai
" ami w wllla«n>j thin winch
tl.iTe Tor JfOtl to examine.  It li an
open-fore, golit-iilaied,   dust pn>"l
"W«. hnndwimnly «[utr;ivi.>il. flil^il
With American im «lel 7 Juwelled
atom wind and Eetmorenmut.
lady's iit genii  size. Hint
(rood time niece, count In ap-
penronc« t<> aiofiiio watuli.
and  In Juit tliu  thin*   '"I
trading  rmrrHwei,     If.  on
uin-'ul •'Miiiiii-,ii..'in t**i: M-
coiivlnccri    thll     wntch   I
worth far more than •»•* oik,
>av the exrirui  agent  IH.%
...ul expreai dinruen ami it li
jroura. Terrs' Wateh Co..
M N Toronto. Com.
Situate IN TTtE Ntclson Minim; Division ok
Wiust Kootknay District,—Whbub t.o-
oatrjd:—On Soutr Slope okGoldbn Kino
Mountain   and   Mast Slope ok Toad
TAKKNOTIOF,thn| i, f <\ Greon nr Nel-
unn. ntingoni for the Falls VfewGoldand
SMver Minln&r ('ompany, Free M in ■ ■ i 's Otirtlfi-
cntn No, H 11,840, Intonri, aixtv days from the
ddto beroof. u» apuly to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of improvement*, ror tho purpose of obtaining n Crown Grant of the abovo
And further tako notine that action, under
section87,must bo nnmmenoed heforo tho is
suanoe ofpuch Oertifloueof Improvements
OT') p, (LGRKBN.
Dated this twelfth day of June, 1899.
Notice is hereby given that the partner-
Bhip heretofore •ubslstrnp; butwecn us, tho un-
d'-rflgned, as hotelkoeportt. at Halls. British
Columbia, under the stvtc of Molntyre &
Welsh tins been this day dissolved by mutual
All debts owlntr to the said partnership are to
be paid, nnd all olaims ngainut the said partnership am to bo presented to John Mclntyre
at, Halls. B. O.
Dated this 21st day of Sept.. A. 1). 1809.
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
He Speaks  to Tbe Miner of the  Grrat
Oountry That is Yet to be Developed.—Its Possibilities
Hit Heury Joly rle Lotbiniere, K. O.
M. U.. II. P. tor Portneuf anil Minister of Inland Revenue, whose atrival
in the City with Lady Joly was
ohronioled in yesterday's Miner, left
for the East lust night, and carries
home with him nothing hut pleasant
thoughts of his trip to Province of
British Colnmbia. His ejes have been
opened to the wonderful possibilities
of the Pacific; Province, aud especially
of the Kooteirivs. When matters
affecting this oountry come before him
in oapacity of Minister or in the Honse
in his capacity of a member, it may
be taken fur granted that they will receive a more intelligent interest thun
they would if the trip had not been
made, Tha' Sir Henri appreciates tbe
fact himself, was gathered bv a Miner
representative, who had a long convor-
siition with the Ministet lust evoning.
Sir Henri is one of the most interesting figures in Canadian pnlili*. life.
He was oue of the fathers of confederation, aud was a member of the first
Canadian Parliament, although his appearances in politics have bpen only
intermittent sine** that time. Although
his bait is white,his fresh complexion,
bright eye, alert step and app tite for
work would not give ono the impression that it is just seventy years since
the present Minister first saw the light
of day in France, bnt such it the case.
"Wonderful, wonderful," w s his
relpy laBt evening in response toau en
qniry from tho Miner man aH to what
ho thought of the gteat western conn-
try. "It is beyoud anything I had
imagined. As long as I have been in
Canada and connected with its pnldio
affairB I had gathered no idea of the
vastnessof the possibiliteaof this grout
oountry, and I never fully realized it.
even after I had arrived'ot Vancouver,
for on the way from the great prairies
I saw nothing but mtuiitnius, huge
mountains, whose gramlenr formed iu
comparable pictures, but which gave
me no idea of the richness of the country. It- was not until I reached the
Kootenays tbat I really saw what you
have, after going through some of
those wonderful mines at Rosslaud,
visiting tbe smelter hero, seeing a
dozen blocks going up in your City and
hearing from your citizens such glowing reports of the prospects for the
future, I realized what n country it is.
What has impressed me most is not
what yon navo now, or what yon have
done—both wonderful, no doubt—but
the great future that yon have before
you. It is ibis that I will ourry away
with me. I see Ihat Nelson is the distributing center of the country, and 1
am sure thnt you will have a great oily
some day. When I retnrn East I will
do missionary "work among my colleagues, and will endeavor to persuade
all of tbem to this Province,and I will
not let them simply stick to the main
line of the C P. R., for on that they
get no conception of the country. I
shall tell thorn to return by the Crow's
Nest line, or if they miss it they mis
nearly 'he whole value of the trip
Your hotels and the accomodations of
the boats aud trains surprise me. for 1
had no idea that a trip could he made
hrough the country with such com
As there are reports iu the East that
a general election will be held shortly
Sir Henri   was   asked   concerning the
truth of them.
"If I knew when the election would
be held I would tell you that I knew
it," he replied, "hat of course I would
not tell you when. But I know nothing about it, and when I left Ottawa,
three wests ago, it was not spoken of
at all."
Sir Henri mentioned the fact that
the Government had made a start
towards providing a pubilo building
for Nelson. He did not promise th.lt
a very l*>rge addiiton to tbe grant
wonld be made, but he Beemod to he
impressed with the idea that another
sum would have to he votecj if Nelson
was to have n suitable building in
which to ruu the Government's business. It was explained to him that the
115,000 already appropriated would do
little more than provide a site.
the plant and machinorv, whioh will
arrive in Nelson as soon as the buildings are ready for its reception. The
list consignment of pipe—7 oarB in
all—to be laid this year, is expected in
Nelson tomorrow, and when this pipe
is laid the bnilding of the works will
begin, for the construction of which
a contract will probably be let.
New Sergeants and Corporals-—Oompany
Pay and What is Done With it-
—Pull Amount of Pay.
The promotion! of Sergeants Beer
and Day to the rank of first and second lieutenant respectively has been
the means of a general step up among
the nnn ejmmissioned officers. Corpo-
nils W. Y. G. Dickson, H. P McLeod
and C. E. Hcasley have been promoted
to the rank of sergeants', and Privates
N. T. McLeod, S. Shaw and J. Tre-
gillus will hencefoitli rank as copornls.
Captain R. E. Hodgins was busied
yesterday getting ont the payroll of
the company, as Oolonel Peters will
accompany General Hutton on bis visit
of inspection here during the third
week of this month and will disburse
the company's slender but well-earned
stipend. The members of the active'
militia of Canada draw pay for twelve
days of actual service in each year, at
the following rate: Captains, $2.82 per
day; 1st liefnenants, $1.58; 2nd lien-
teniints, $1.28; color sergeants, 80
cents; sergeants, 75 cets; corporals,
(10 cents, and privates, 50 cents. The
money so received is placed iu the oompany fund and devoted to oompany
purposes. Though the amount earned
hy each man is small, the total amonnt
reaches quite a respectable figure, as
will be readily seen when it is Rtated
that, provided the men have all attended 12 drills,*tbe income of the Nelson
Rifle Oompany will   be $335 7B.
The Drawings For An Up-to-Date-
Plant arc Completed.
The excavation for the buildings to
contain the coke and gas works has
been completed, and the plaus for the
superstructure have been drawn hy
Mr. David Morris, the gas company's
engineer. 'Che building will be a
substantial one, bnilt entirely of stone,
and its proposed dimensions are 135
feet long by 40 feet wide and 20 feet
high. All the works will be on the
ground floor, and include a retort
house, scrubber and condensing rooms,
engine honse and boilers, purifying
shed, repair shop, general office nnd
private office. Above tho works, and
oonnected by the railway by a spur,
are the bunkers of a capacity of 2,000
tons.   It will take 20 cars to transport
A New York Embezzler is Arrested at
Princeton, B. O.
Rosslund, Sept. 30.—Charles A.
Hinckley, alius Charles S. Morris, was
arrested on Wednesday at Princeton,
B. C., on a charge of grand larceny.
Behind tbis arrest thero is a story of
considerable interst which runs bank
for a peiiod of 15 years. In May, 1899,
and for five years previously Hinckley
wus the paying teller of the West Side
Banlr in New York city. On May 14.
I8S4, Hinckley performed bis duties as
usual nnd on thnt night he disappeared. iui'1 with him $07,000 of the funds
of the bunk. It was all iu the shape of
ou-li Nothing was known of his
whereabouts by the bank management
until   very recently.
Detectives were employed, rewards
wero offered, hut it seemed that the
wily fugitive had coveted his tracks so
well that uo traoe of bim could be
found. It was learned quite recently
ihat he was in this section and had
been here since the spring, and is the
vice president of the Columbia town-
site compay. Parties operating under
the direction oi the bank have been
searching for him, and finally located
him and he was placed under arrest.
The arrest was made by the Provincial
aulhorites. and the prisoner is now on
Ins way to this city in charge of the
Provincial constable, and today bad
iieen brought as far as Midway 11111=
will he here on Monday morning.
Nothing is known by the New York
people of Hinckley, except that he has
beeu going under the name of Morris
The prisoner is a man of 57 years of
age, and had been employed by the
bank for a period of 15 years when he
stole its funds. He was the paying
teller from the time the bank opened.
Morris came here from the Lake of
tho Woods country, where he had been
operating for five years. He came here
in the spring, and at that time was
reputed to be worth $50,000.
He purchase*1 a quarter interest in
the Columbia townsite aud hecame the
vice president of the company, and has
invested some in mines.
He has been very aggrossive in the
fi*:ht against Grand Forks.
The steps necessary for extraditing
Hinckley have been taken, and in a
few days he will be on his way to New
York to be tried
Theodore M. Bertiue, the cashier of
the West Side Bank, and Frederick A.
Camp, tho attorney for the same bank,
are here from New York, and have assisted in running down tbe theif.
Improvements to be Inaugurated in the
Telephone System-—Subscribers
Boiling in*
The Kootenay Lake Telephone Company bas won its point with the City,
and their new poles will be erected on
Baker street. The Mayor, Alderman
Fletcher, the City Engineer and Mr.
Q. O. Hodge, district superintendent
of the Telephone Company, had a conference yesterday afternoon, dnring
which it became apparent tbat it
would be veiy inadvisable to place the
poles in the alleyway, as had been
originally suggested. Apart from the
inoonvenience it wonld cause the telephone companv it would block up
the alleyway. The alleyways iu Nelsou are about 10 feet wide, and the
new poles will bear arms 12 feet in
length, which means that the poles
would have to be set practically iu the
middle of the alley. Thore is a good
deal of traffic on the alleyway between
Baker and Victoria streets, and such a
blookiug of the way could not bo tolerated.
The new poles will be 52 feet iu
height, two feet thick at the bottom,
and about 9 inches at the top, and will
be placed 13 feet six inches from the
building line. The telephone poles are
on the south side of Baker street and
tbe elentrio light poies on the north
side, and arrangements have been made
whereby the street railway will string
their wires on these poles so there will
be no increase iu the number of poles
now on the strest. On tbe north side
of Baker street the City will supplv
the new poles and the tramway company will put them up, where the present poles are nusnitable or in the
wrong position, aud the old ones will
be used in the outlying parts of tbe
This putting np nf new poles is only
a part of a thorough reorganisation of
the telephone sys'ein here, which tbe
company is about to carry ou at a oost
of sevoral thousands of dollars. A new
metallic system iB to be put in, which
will entail the changing of overy telephone wire in town, an operation
which will occupy two or three
mouths. When this is completed the
switchboard now in use at Vancouver
will he transferred here, and the company will he in a position to do a still
larger business. There are now 150
subscribers on the telephone list. Three
years ago there were only 85. The
long distance phones are being introduced all over town, and give great
satisfaction, as does the all-night service inaugurated this week. In case
of a fire in outlying parts of the town
such a service might prove of inestimable benefit.
Albany, N. ¥., Oct. .—The Niagara
Silver Company, of Niagara Falls, to
manufacture, purchase and sell silverware, silver plated ware, and goods
and wares of other metals, $600,000
capital, was incorporated here today.
The directors are: James L. Morrison
and Samuol J. Moore, Toronto; William A. Jameson, of Niagara; R. Lenn
and Wm. Carlyle, of Buffalo.
Final Hound-Up is Made of the Paris
Mineral Exhibits.
Mr. F. R. Robertson, Provincial
Mineralogist, arrived in Nelson yesterday to ship off those specimens destined for the Paris Exhibition which had
not arrived when he was laBt hero.
He succeeded in getting together six
boxes, of which four contained specimens from the Ymir mine, and the
other two samples from the Black
Hawk, Fern and Dolly Varden, Slocan.
The specimens sent from Nejson aggregate altogether about five tons, and are
contained in 31 boxes. The collection
is undoubtedly the flup.se that has been
contributed by auy miuing division of
the Provinoe.
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Wire Ropes   m     8TOCK CARRIED IN ROSSLAND, B. C. BY J. D SWORD AGENT. Wire Rope
(Kroni Saturday's Daily.)
The pieco of marble  polished for exhibition at the   Spokane Exposition   is
on view   in   the   office   of   the   Hotel
Hume.    It takes a splendid polish.
Tbe cases of E. C. Traves aud of the
Hamilton Powder Oompauy against
the City of Nelson will be tried in Nelson, instead of Vancouver, as has been
previously reported.
A meeting was held yesterday at tho
residence of the Rev. Mr. Frew, af
which a men's league was formed.
Another meeting is called at the same
place for next Monday
The excavation for tbe basement
story of the London B. O. Goldflelris
block has been started, and will soon
be ready for the stone masons to begin
laying the foundation.
Work on the street railway is progressing rapidly. Tracklaying is being
kept up close to the graders. The track
is no laid to the corner of Baker and
Stanley streets. The ties are down as
far as Victoria street, with the graders
a block ahead.
A little item in The Miner goes a
long way. yesterday the nuisance existing from the stagnant water in the
roar or the Broken Hill block was
piiuted out, and by noon the City had
sent a man to run the water ont. Another instanco of the power of the
Passengers who get on and off the N.
&. F. S. trains "up tbe hill" would
greatly appreciate some sort of accomodation in the way of a platform. At
present ladies are handled on and off
by the hrakeman or conductor, and it is
quite a distance from the car steps to
the ground.
One of Dr. Forin's window fasteners
has been attached to a window of the
Steamer Moyie, and Cnpt. Troup is de
lighted with its success. Jt seems to
fill "a long felt want," and there
Bhould be a fortune in it for tbe inventor. Dr. Forin has a handy working model which is well worth seeing.
(From Sunday's Daily)
Chief of Police Jarvis has determined to abate the nuisanne of having bicycles ridden on the sidewalk. One
lad appeared before the Magistrate on
the charge yesterday, but as it. was the
first esse he waB let off with a warning. The next offender will probably
be treated a little more harshly.
A man was before his Worship the
Mayor yesterday charged with takinp
sand off Victoria street. It was 1
complicated case,as the man seemed t*
be only borrowing it for a short time,
us he was going to fill in the holes
from earth from tha excavation for thi
Sulvation Army building. He wa>
fiued the coBt ot the Couit.
Major General Hutton will be in
Nelson to inspect the Nelson Company,
Kooteuay Rifles, about the 20th of October. He will arrive in Vancouver
October 12 and leave for Nanaimo on
the 15th ; to Viotoria on the 10th, back
to Vancouver on the 17th,from whence
he wili come to Nelsou. Tho inspection will take place at tho skating
rink, nnd a full attendance is requested. At this inspection the oompany
will receive their pay for the vears
1HII8 and 1899.
IFrtm Tuesday's Dully)
J. E. Hongbton   is   applying  for  a
hotel license nt 9-Miln Point.    His application   will   be   heairi on Tuesday,
16th instant.
Tho case of the Parsons Produce
Oompany vs. Parker came up yesterday before Police Magistrate Create.
No evirienco was adduced by the prosecution aud the case  was dismissed.
At the Oity power house the wheel
pit has been completed ready for the
reception of the big wheel. The foundation for tho new dynamos bns been
axcavated, aud tbe masonry work begins today.
Notwithstanding numerous drawbacks caused by crazy legislation a
certain amount of investment in mining properties is still going on unobtrusively, and seven transfers were
regis ered at the Recorder's office yesterday.
The Chief of Police yesterday put a
stop to the blasting of rock in the
qnnrrv at tbe end of Veint-n street.
Though no actual damage had been
done, the careless blasting was causing
some danger and considerable alarm to
those living near.
The public works laid out by the
Oity Council have been completed,
with the exception of the laying of the
sewers. Over 7,300 feet of sewers have-
been laid already this year, aud there
remains rather more than 3,000 feet
still to be laid,
Mr. Wm. Hansen, from Upper Kootenay Lake, came to tbe City yesterday.
Mr. haiiseu is working a crew of ten
men at Schroder Oreek,ten miles above
Kaslo, on the west bank of the Lake,
getting ont lime rock for the Nelson
smelter. The rock is used here at the
smelter for fluxing Mr. Hansen re-
potts the upper country as being somewhat dull.
It has been a little long in coining,
but is none the less welcome when it
does come. On Sunday night was inaugurated a through daily mail service
East via the Crow'B Nest. This will
bring Winnipeg a day nearer to Nelson, speaking in a postal sense, and
may make a sufficient diderence to influence the Department to cancel the
present arrangement under which the
further East mails for Kootenay oome
via Chicago. St. Paul and Spokane.
The next demand on the Department
will be for a daily mail into the Boundary country. The conditions are
scaicely ripe for it vet, but soon will
be, and when they are it is to be
hoped the authorities will move quickly. The business requirements, of
Southern British Columbia are growing rapidly, and becoming quite as exacting aa in older settlements.
(From Wednt sday's Dally.)
Mr. J. Roderick Robertson yesterday
received a telegram containing the
sad tidings of Ihe death of his father.
Last Friday morning they had fif
ben degrees of frost in Winnipeg. 1,11
the saiie day ripe wild strawberri* s
wi re picked in Nelsou.
By the new postal arraugem nt
mail for Calgary uud all points eiBt
on the mam line goes out via th*
Crow's Nest Pass, instead of by Revelstoke, as heretofore.
Mr. E. M. Quirk, formerly wilh the
Bell Telephone Company, and for
some time past a residsut of Nelson,
has been appointd u.nnager of the
Rossland office of the Vernon nnd Nelson Telephone and Canada Western
Telephone and Telegraph Companies.
Mr. W. J. Mas8ey, of Vancouver,
ivholesale dealer aud importer ot wines
and spirits, left for his home yester- I
day. Mr. Massey said that although |
he bad been absent from Nelson the
short period of four months,that it was
almost like coming to a new town, so
great had been the improvements.
(From Thursday's Daily.)
The laying of the street railway line
is proceeding apace. The track is now
up Stanley street beyond the Baptist
Mr. Hurry, A.Barton and Mr. P. K.
Courage left Nelson on Tuesday for
Sandon, and are now in tho Slocan on
mining business.
The work of building the uow school
house iu the Hume addition has been
started and is now well under way.
The construction will bo rushed to
Mr. Young, missionary, wh) is taking the plaoe made vacant hy the death
of Mr. Bennett at Ainsworth, pnssod
through the Oity yesterday to his new
field of labor.
Fifty-ono new pupils joined tho Nelson Pnbilc schools during tho past
month, making the total number ou
the rolls 303. The average naily attendance for September was 288.85.
The painting of the interior of the
Roman Catholio church is practically
finished, andjall the interior finishings
which it is intended to accomplish at
the present jnuctore will be completed
this week.
Mr. Davenport, of San Francisco,
who has been engaged by the board of
underwriters of Vancouver to readjust
tire insurance rates in Nelson aud the
other Kootenay points, arrived in
town last night.
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From Talbot Harris, Scotland.
Fancy Kail Goods of
every description. Call
and inspect my stock.
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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 for a
"Slater Shoe" were Hot the price stamped on
the sole — this stamp gives the actual market
value of the shoe determined hy the manufacturers.
Made in twelve
foot-model shapes, all
sizes, widths, leathers,
colors and styles. Every pair Goodyear welted.
$3-5o, $4-So and $5.50.
LI LI.IR BROS    Aberdeen Block.
MCat U.I. out .ml ■ end It to iu with tho Dime or tow
nearest expreai office i.ud wo will .hip you till, violin
with Outfit b7 expreea, mhject to examination.    Ki-
amln. It at rour express ufllco. and IT jou find It exact]? at
wa represent!! and entlrel]* ■atlafactorr, nor tn.
express apwnt our Bjwclal price, KM and
exprea, rum,   Ttiu u a llnel. Itnlahod,
'-T i-.uk* Stradlrarlui modal tIoIIo,
colop-d. htfhlr poUabtd, power rul
and iwoet In tone,   Oomvleto with fin*
bow. extra let of stria*, and main.   A iwnulao
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rJuuiruuirvuiwirutruirumi^ruT^ NELSON WEEKLY MINER, FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 6,  1899
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MTNINa NEWS.     |
Windermere, B. C., Sept. 27. —(Special Correspondence to The Miner.)—
It is rnderstood that Manager Bouni-
tiue of the Swansea intends snipping
500 tons of ore from the mine daring
the coming winter, the ore will be
hauled to Windermere and shipped in
the spring via Columbia River to
Golden, B. C. to the Trail or Hall
Mines smelters, West Kootenay.
An immense strike of high grade
galena ore has been made on the White
Cat group, situated on Bonlder Creek.
This property is owned by R. K.
Bruce, 0. E., of Nelson, B. C. ; Sin
olair Craig, James B. McLeod. John
Burman. ot Windermere, B. C, and
was located during the prospecting
season of 1H9H hy J. R. McLeod et al.
The present strike was made during
the past week.
The Rawhide trail now being built
from the Silver Thread mine, ou Law
Creek, to Athalmer, B. C., by tbe
Fraser-Chalmers Syndicate will soon
be completed. It is the intention of
Superintundent Sutherland to stari
shipping from the Silver Thread group
in the veiy near future.
N. W. Mackintosh has entered suit
against Oollett, Starbird & Robinson
to recover the first payment made ou
the famous Red Line group, and also
for damages for breach of contraot. It
appears that the defeudnts refused to
place a bill of Bale in escrow at the
Canadian Bank of Commerce at Crau-
brook, B. C.
W. C. Wells, M. P. P., the popular
representative for Northeast Kootenay,
visited the Windermere district during
the past week i*i order to look after
the interests of his constituents.
The Columbia rauoh, owned by
Messrs. James Norris and Robert Jackson, of Windermere, B.C., is considered tbe equal of auy ranch tbrongbout
tbe Province. The Sunnyside Valley
ranch, owned by Felix Lorivee, also
the Clark ranch, owned hy Ed Clark,
also deserve specie 1 mention. All the
above ranches ate situated in the immediate vicinity of Windermere, B.C.
It is understood tbat tbere is a deal
pending for tbe purohase of Alps
group, situated ou Bonlder Creek, owned by the Banks Brothers.
The weather is better now than at
any time during tbe summer, and according to old timers tbere will undoubtedly be another five weeks of
prospecting to be had yet.
John A.Whittier, of the Slocan country, spent the past week looking over
the different promising ptopsrities of
the district. Jack has great faith in
the future of the Windermere oamp.
This is his second trip into the camp
during the present season.
M. Brewer, E. M., of New York, is
making an examination of seven properties situated on the North Fork of
Toby Creek.
The Sitting Bull will be wurked
throughout the winter under the torero unship of John Ferraday. of West
Development work has been resumed
on the Pietty Girl mine by the New
Golden Syndicate.of London, England.
Delphine work is being pushed in
great shape under the direction of
George Stark.
R. O. Jennings, of the Steele dis-
triot, intends operating in the Windermere district in the future.
A large crowd of miners and pros-
pDotors arrived duing the past week
from the Slocan, Rossland, Lardo-Dun-
oan and Trout Lake districts, West
Canterbury Townsite Company has
been floated with a capital of $100,000.
A to, 000 hotel «ill be erected at
Canterbury in tho very near future.
E. T. Johnson uncovered an immense
showing of silver-lead ore on the Virginia group, situated on Horse Thief
Creek, duiing the past week.
All the ranchers throughuot the
Windermere district bave exceptionally fine crops this fall. In fact, the Columbia valley never looked better than
at present.
Jobn Beermau is developing the
Arvide group, on Boulder Creek.
F. M. Ohadbouroe, representative of
the Hall Mines Smelter, Nelson, returned to Wost Kootenay during the
past week.
The Government bridge across the
bead waters of the Columbia River,
north end of Windermere Lake, is
Hearing completion, thanks to our
worthy representative, W. C. Wells.
Representatives of capital continue
to arrive by every Btage from West
Kootenay, Montana and Eastern Canada.
•   »   •
Fort Bteele, Oct. 2.— (Special Correspondence Daily Miner.)—Tbe matter in dispute between the Mackintosh
syndicate and Oollett, Starbird and
Roberson, over the $5,000 paid on
the bond of tbe Red Line mineral
claim, has been settled. The Mackintosh people are to release any and all
interest they may have in the property
and the $5,000 paid will be returned to
them by Messrs. Oollett, Starbird &
Several mining deals of importance
were consummated last week. Thomas
G. Holt, of Vancouver, took a bond on
the claims of George Urquhart for
$80,000.   These claims are on tbe St.
Mary's River, about five miles from
Sawyer's^Pass. D.W. Moore, of Trail,
has a bond ou the Enterprise claim, in
the same locality, for $30,000. The Try
Again claim, on Four Mile Creek, ten
miles from Fort Steele, was bonded
for $15,000 to West Kooteuay partiea
ThiB claim is showing up well iu the
fane of the tunnel, now in 35 feet.
There is twenty inches of copper
The Dnpont group of mines ou Boulder Oreek is developing into a gold
property of considerable importance.
Au average of six assays recently made
gave a value of $1)3.33 in gold per ton.
The highest assay was $-100, the lowest
Work on the C'hickarnan Stem is still
being pushed,and in another nix weeks
it is expected that shipments can bo
marie continuously. On the Estella
there is about 30 tons of concentrating
ore on the dumps and probably 500
tons of concentrating ore in sight.
• *   •
Mr. Ernest Mansfield returned yesterday from Kaslo, where ho concluded
the arrangements for a bond on the
Twin Lakes, tho Green LakeH, Arex
and Orescent mineral claims, which
are situated in Camp Mansfield, at tbe
head of the South Fork of Kuslo Creek.
The bond is for $30,000,and a cash payment down of $1,500 was made ou
Wednesday. The claimB belong to
William Boie,of Slocan Oity, aud Mr.
Mansfield made the purchase for Mr.
Rene Lauoi, of Loudon, Englaml. The
ore on tho properties is Bilvei-gold, and
the surface showings are excellent
Considerable work has been done since
the 1st of August last, a tunnel having
been put in -10 feet. This has to be ex
tended another 100 feet to strike the
ore body. Mr. Mansfield goes up to
Slocan City today and will put a force
ol men to work at once. Work will
be prosecuted night and day through
out the winter, and a year's supplies
will be immediately Bent up to tbe
mine. Mr. Mansfield takes witn linn
Mr. Charles Moore, F. L. S., who will
survey the claims.
There is also a prospect of extensive
development work being done on the
Treadwell and John A. claims, iu the
same camp, adjoining the Joker, and
as Mr. P. Dickinson, of Slocan City,
who has bonded the Smuggler group
and other properties, 18 iu all, in the
same district, intends to develop his
holdings, Camp Mansfield should be a
very bustling mining district this fall.
The surface showings in tbe camp are
rich, and so far development lias been
attended with the most encouragug results.
• *   •
Work on the Last C'hauoe nrne, on
Toad Mountain, owned [.by the Nelson
Copper Fields, Limited, has been resumed nude.' the superintendence of
Mr. K. C. Campbe'l-.Tobnatoii, M. E.,
consulting engineer for the company.
A gang of men is now at work running a crosscut tunnel to tap the vein
at a depth of 150 feet, and it is expeoted that the ore body will be encountered after driving another 50 feet, when
a drift botli ways on the vein will be
run. It is the intention then to sink
on the vein, aud a hoisting plant will
be installed. Work on the property will
be vigoroubly prosecuted all the winter, aud a sleigh road to Hall Siding
will be built. The ore on the property
is gold-copper, aud three new veins
have recently been opened np, besides
the one on which is tho development
work referred to above. The Last
Ohanoe gives every indication of being
a big producer in the near future.
• *   •
Considerable  mining development is
being done on Bird Creek, and a force
of men are developing tho Ophir,
which is under bond lo Mr J. Mao-
donald, the contractor. The adjoining
claim, the Ruby, belongs to Mr. Frank
Fletcher, who has a force of four men
at work on it. Stripping has uncovered what is believed to lie the Ophir
vein, and which contains stringers of
very rich ore. The claim is situated
above where plucer gold was found iu
early days, and some think the free-
milling veins on these claims aro Hie
source  whence   that   placer gold   was
* *  *
The directors of the Fern Gold Mining and Milling Company have received
a report from Professor J. E. Hardman
on their prop°rty, which stntes that
the management nnd work done on the
property since May last, when operations were resumed, has been of a satisfactory nature, aud the development
work will hot be changed in any way.
Crossouts are now being driven to
find tho lead on the opposite side of
the fault, work being condnctel in
both the No 1. 3 and 4 tunnels. A
winze is alio beiu;* sunk in the No. 4
tunnel on the ore body to test the same
for depth.
* *   *
The negotiations between the Wilson
Bros, and the owners of Juno group of
claims on Morning Mountain were
brought to a soocess-'ul conclusion on
Saturday evening, wheu the bond was
filially signed. It is a working bond
for $50,000, and calls for a cash payment of $2,000 in 30 days.
* •   •
The Perkins Brothers are outting
out a first class pack trail up to the
head of Anderson Oreek, which will
greatly benefit the namerous promising olaims of the district. The trail
leads to the Siriwfliikfl and Rossland
claims owned by the Perkins Brothers
and Johnson.
Mr. A. H. Kelly has put a gang of
men to work on his claim on Forty-
nine Creek, the Red Top, and also on
the Golden Five, on Eagle Creek, belonging to the Golden Five Mining
and Milling Company. It ia the intention to systematically develop both
these claims.
• •   *
Mr. J. R. Cranston returned yesterday from the Bornite Bank on Morning Mountain, where he has had the
assessment work done on the six
claims of the group. A donble compartment shaft, fix!) in the clear, is being sunk on the Muggie, ono of the
• *   •
A strike of foorteeu inches of pure
ore was made in the Sovereign, the
3rd inst. The work waa being prosecuted by contract. The strike was
made in the long tunnel, which strikes
this chute of ore ut a great depth.
• •   *
A strike of a large body of quartz,
heavily impregnated wi'h copper, is
reported from the Speculator claim
adjoining the Birrlseye, on Morning
Mountain. The speculator belongs to
H. B. Perks and R. Blundell.
• *   •
It is understood that the mine owners ill the Slocan and Nelson districts
are unanimous ii resolving that the
rate of wages as issued in their muni-
esto of Juno 1st shall be adhered to.
• *   *
The Payne miuo nt Snr.don has entirely discontinued work. The men
are all laid off and the mine work suspended indefinitely.
• *   *
Work at the Whitewater mine is
stopped. The miners all walked out
on account of a disagreement with the
Two Miners Instantly Killed at Moyie
Last Thuisday Morning.
James Mills and Charles Ceoine,
two miners, were killed instantly in
the No. 1 tunnel of the Lake Slime
mine, Tuesday evening, a few minutes
of 11 o'elook. Mills and Cecinc bad
put in a round of holes, and were preparing to shoot, when last seen alive.
It is supposed they had difficulty in
spitting some of the fnse and thnt
some of the shots went off before they
had time to get out of the way. The
bodies of tbe meu were found about 25
feet back from the face of the drift by
the muckers who were going on shift
at 11 o'clock. They were almost entirely buried in the ore and were badly mangled. The bodies wore dug ont
and removed to the Central Hotel
pending making, arrangements for
James Mills was about 44 years of
age and unmarried. He has one brother living in Moyie and another in California, and a sister in Fernie. His
remains were interred in the cemetery
at Oranbrook yesterday.
Ohas. Ceoine was about 80 years of
as?e, anil had been in Moyie only a few
days. He has a wife living in Michigan, but np to the present time her
whereabouts has not been located.
The mine has been shut down since
the accident ocourred,nnd the flag over
the office bas been at half mast.
Saratoga, N. Y., Oct. 5.—A serious
accident took place on the Deleaware
& Hudson Railroad near Putnam station, on Lake Champlain, at 10:80
o'clock this morning. A special excursion train en route from Saratoga to
Ausable Chasm, and containing over
100 delegates from all parts of the state
who attended the annual meeting here
of tbe New York Slate Christain Endeavor Union, collided with a freight
train. The locomotives of both trams
were hurled into the ditch and several
cars on both trains were derailed and
wrecked While no one was killed,
several were badly injured.
(Continued from First Page.)
(i:Ofl:23. October 23, New York Yacht
Club couiBe, Sappho, -(:l(i :17 ; Livonia,
August 11, 1S7(1—New York Yacht
Clnb course, Madeleine, 5:23:54;
Countess of Dufferin, 5 :34 :53. August
12, 20 miles off Sandy Hook and return, Madeleine, 7:18:4(1; Countess of
Dufferin, 7:40:00.
November 9, 1881—New York Yacht
Olub course, Mischief, 4:17:00; Ata-
lantn, ' :4C :S9J4'. November 10, Hi
miles to leeward off Sandy Hook and
return, Miichief, 4 54:58; Atalanta,
5 :58:47.
September 14, 1885—New York
Yaoht Olnb course, Puritan, t! :C0:05 ;
Genesta, 6:32:24. September 16, 20
miles to leeward off Sandy Hook and
return, Puritan, 5:03:14; Genesta,
5 .04 :53.
Sept. 9, 1886-New York Yaoht Club
course, Mayflower, 5 :26:41: Galatea,
5:88:43. September 11, 20 miles off
Sandy Hook light and return, Mayflower, 6:49:10; Galatea, 7:18:09.
Sept. 27, 1887-New York Yacht
Olub course, Volunteer, 4:08:18; Thistle, 5:12.41%. Sept. 80, 20 miles to
windward off Scotland light and return, Volunteer, 5:42:56^; Tnistle,
5 :54:45.
Oot. 7, 1893—Fifteen miles to wind
ward off Saudy Hook light and return,
Vigilant, 4:05:47; Valkyrie, 4:11:36.
October 0, triangular 30-mile course,
first leg to windward, Vigilant,
8:85:01; Valkyrie, 8:35 :36. October 13,
15 miles to windward off Sandy Hook
light and return, Vigilant, 3:24:89;
Valkyrie, 3:25:19.
Sept. 7, 1895—Fifteen miles to windward and return, east by south off
Point Seabiigbt, N. J., Defender,
4:67:55; Valkyrie 111,5:08:44. September 11, triangular course, 10 miles
in each leg, Valkyrie, 3 :55 :09 ; Defend
er. 8:5o :5G; won by Defender on a
foul. September 13, Defender sailed
over the course and claimed the cup
and race; claim allowed.
An   Incendiary Conspiracy in   Manila
Foiled   iu Time.
Manila, Oct. 5.—The Archbishop of
Manila has notified General Otis that
there was a plot on foot to burn the
residences of the Governor General
and the Archbishop, together with several Government buildings and banks,
but the pint {ailed to materialize, be-
cmiibo possibly of a display of force.
The Filipinos in the Inland districts
have been holding festivities iu celebration of their victories over Spaiu
during the revolution iu 1898. ThiB
doubtless furnishes a partial explnna
tion for their aggressiveness during ihe
lust few days. At Oalamba and Irons
they repeatedly assailed the Aincricau
until they were finally dispersed, aud
they have been aelive at other points.
In one case they had two old cannon.
masked in the bushes, throwing shells
toward Oalamba, but only a few exploded. The American artillery in the
final engagement there sent more than
fifty shells among the Filipinos.
Agoinaldo, according to a report
brought to Manila today,has issued orders to tlio Filipino soldiers iu the
Northern Provinces to return to their
towns and resume farming. This
story lacks confirmation,but the rumor
may be in accornauce witb Aguinal
do's policy of keeping the country as
productive as possible by using men in
alternative shifts on the farms and un
der arms.
Sensible Suggestions From a Promi
ni'iit Business Man.
A man most prominent in affairs
throughout the Kootenay ct untry was
henrd to say yesterday that be could
not understand wby it was that for
tho p iat year or more tbe City of Seattle virtually supplied the City of Nel
son and adjoining towns with fresh
fish, more especially when the lako
and rivers here were so splendidly supplied with as fine fish as could be bad
in the world. "A good many dollars,"
said the gentleman, "go out of Nelson
through the fall aud winter for suoh fish
as salmon and halibut, which might as
well be kept at home and be building
up another industry. If the fishing
laws are such that they act as a pre
ventitive in this matter they ought to be
changed to suob an extent that some
enterprising man might be enabled to
secure fish at home and open up in the
business here."
The R. E. French Theatre compa* y
presented the well known drama, East
Lynne,at the Opera House lust even.ng
to au appreciaiive audience. The : lay
needs no comments, ns East Lye, h*
well known. The different characters
were portrayed iu a very efficient manner. Norma Yeager, iu the double
roles of Lady Isabelle and Madame
Vino, showed her skill as au actreHS
of fine quality, aB also did Mrs.
French, Mamie Holden and Ouula Marion. Mrs. Frenoh. iu the roio of Cornelia Carlyle, made an excellent old
maid Mr. French once more delighted the audience in the role of Sir
Francis Levison. Mr. Brooks as Archibald Carlyle played his part in a
finished style, as also did Mr. Hayes
as Lord Mount Severn. Mr. Morris us
Dill, the confidential clerk of Mr.
Oailylo, and Mr. O'Connor as Richard
Hare. In all, the company put on East
Lyune in a first class manner. One
fliing which was quite an annoyance
to both the company aud audience was
the lain descending on the ga'vanized
lion roof of the stage. At times it was
hard to cali'h some of the lines spoken
by the actors. Something should be
done to deaden the sound of rain on
the roof, as it gretitly interferes with
the pleasuro of the audiences when
rhey cannot catch the words from the
Railway Construction is Beiug Pushed
Ahead Rapidly.
Railroad bnilding in the Lardeau
country is being pushed, nnd the C. P.
R. now has its road graded through to
Drncan City, while the right of way
has been cut some five miles further
on. Some three hundred men are kept
steadily at work, but track laying has
not been commenced yet. The grading
of the Kaslo and Lardo-Doncan road is
alio progressing, and it is more than
half completed up to Duncan Oity.
There are a great many prospectors
in ihe coantry, but most of them go
into the country by Thompson's Landing, which at present offers tbe easiest
mode of access. The towns of the district all seem prospering, and opinion
is divided as to which will be tbe leading town. At present there is a
scramble for premier honors.
Bring the Children to Us
When fitting then) for school
our children's .'. .'.
Please parents by tbeir durability
and please the  children  because
Ihey are of the Intest style.
Prices to Suit the Purchaser.
H.   BYERS  & CO.
Powder,   Caps,    Fuse,     hovels,    Picks,
A large   consignment  of   all kinds of   Heavy   Hardware
just   airived.
I'm a Stranger
Exclaimed an apparently refined lady as she entered our store
nnd took a seat by tbe oountei and I'm looking for a reliable
place to deal, I am not at all acquainted with the Western
prices and have been recommended to come here, where I
would receive honest treatment, 'Ibis is M. DesBrlsay's isn't
it!' The clerk Informed lw-r thai it was Then she proceeded,
—5 lbs. t* a, 8 lbs. Coll'oe, 1 box Poterson's Cream Hoda Biscuits, etc., etc., too nurnennis to mention.
This goes to show that one reputation stands high, the quality of our goi ds equally blgb, While our prices are very low
in comparison.
Are You a Stranger?
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awaits you at the Fair, New Westminster.
Call as often as you like and bring your
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Waterworks or Mining Plants.
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We are show'iDg the latest
correct styles in Millinery,
with nothing lucking thnt
could add to the attractiveness and completeness of oue
Mrs.  McLaughlin.
Nelson Employment Agency
Cook, cook for private family, wail rem, carpenters, men for railroad, men for wagon
roail, niHchino men, helper., muckers, hotel porter, waiter.
coiiK nan,i,ing.
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