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Weekly   Edition No. 407.
Nelson, British Columbia, Friday, August 25, 1899.
Tenth Year
Evidence Against the Accused is Broken
Down by Labori
Du Paty de Clam and Henry Were the Main Causes of
the Conviction of Dreyfus.- Severe Cross Exami
nation of Witnesses by Labori.
Runnea,   Aug. 24.—Wheu   tho  oonrt
martial on Oaptain Dreyfus  opened at
the  Lyceo  here  at   II :40 a. m. today,
Ool. Jouast, president of  the court ordered that tho  evidence given   hy   M. I
Penot, a friend of the  late Ool. Sand- j
herr. chief of   the   intelligence depart- j
ment,be read by tbe olerk of tho oonrt. I
It wus to the effect that Col. Sandborr i
said tbat  Dreyfus' family offered 150,.
000 francs upon the condition   that  ho
would    clear    Dreyfus.      Maitre   De
mange, for  defence,   disposed   of  this!
allegation  by  reading tbe actual note
on the  subject   written   by   Sandherr
thereby proving the colonel's   remarks
had been distorted.    Uroyfus'   brother
bad said: !
"We are convinced of tbo innocence
of our brother and will spend our
entire fortune to discover the truth.'
The first witness today was M. Lin- '
oalle, a former official of tho Government and he was iu .favor of Dioy-
fus as his evidenoe was in direct contradiction to what.M. Dubrauil de-
posd ye<torduy regarding the aliegod
intimacy of Dreyfus with the German
attache, nt the house of !»i. Hodm n
mutual friend Tin president of the
Court then called Ool M-inrel, who
wus president ii' . the Dreyns on irl
iea tiul in 18114, ; ompii I I mi o
fell npon tbe " u'ri - lh« mi in ry
gt nut , who o iim at'fi ig an
tered tbe hall and conducted; ol Maurel
io the bar. The Colonel was atiirud
in a cluck frootc 'or and ,vo e tha rib-i
bon of the leg on ol honor in lii- button hole. His hair is grey Blid lie li.'is
a rugged iron grey mo1 staolie, His,
face snowed anxiety as teoug'.i he was |
conscience stricken when M. Labori
lashed him with pointed questions.
The colonel several times hesitated nnd
answered iu a short, nhoppy manner
and when M. Labori finally disposed
of him, he left the platform with a
pale face and scared look of a man
who haB awakened from a night mare.
Counsel had drawn from tbe colonel a confession tbat the seoret dossier
was oonimouioated to the judgeb of the
oonrt martial of 1894 by Col. Du Paty
de Clam. This avowal prodnoed u
sensation in court and Manrel's declaration that he oulv read one of the
documents did not affect the main act,
while his protestation that the reading of the doonmeut had no effeot npon him, as Mb mind was already
made up, nullified his subsequent
declaration t'int this one doonmeut
sufiicied to convince him. Then the
colonel'saying he only desired lo apeak
of matters npon whioh his recolleotiou
was clear, proceeded to declare he bad
nothing to say in regard to the expert
evideiue of M. Charaway, M. Toysen-
nier, or M. Pelletiar, but he added
that Bertillons testimony appealed to
tbe eyes und minds of the judges It
had beeu said tbat the judges did not
understand it; hut that it was not
true. Regarding the evidence given
at the Court martial of 1894, witness
said he considered Du Paty de Clara
had only given the court a oiroumspaot
repetition of his report while tbe late
Lieut. Col. Henry's evidenoe would
have been more foroible if less exaggerated. At the sime time, Maurel,
continued, he believed Henry bad
spoken without hatred or passion.
The prisoner's attitude at the trial
was oorrect and calm. His repeated
denials and protests wore far from astonishing the witness. They seemed
perfeotly natural. The only letter
banded to Col. Manrel during the
course of the trial, was not brought
by Ool. Picquart. The letter moreover, wns returned the same evening
to the offloer who brought it. Replying to M. Labori Cal. Maurel aid he
did not know General Mercier and
bad never seen him since the trial
until June last.
M. Labori: "Oan Col. Maurel tell
us to what he attributed the secret
communication of the dossier."
Ool. Maurel: "I have not tho slightest idea."
Mr.Labori: "Oan yon tell us the
name of the officer who brought the
private letter."
Ool. Maurel: "It was Dn Paty de
M. Labori: "Were tbere many documents iu this seoiet dossier? Oan
yon state what they were?"
Ool. Maurel: "1 only saw one of
them; I did not look at the others because my mind was already ruBdeup."
M. Labori: "Had the other members of the court also made up their
Ool. Mantel:   "Yes." Witness add-
ed thnt two members of the oonrt confided   to him ou tbis subject.
M. Labori: 'Can you tell us how,
knowing, as the judge, tbat it was
your duty to seek conscientiously for
information und to expect a secret
ooinninnicatiou from thu publio prosecutor, thnt is to say a communication
setting forth all points in tbe oase,
both for and against tbe prisoner, you
could be of the opinion your mind was
loyally made up after reading a single
Ool. Maurel said he failed to clearly
grasp the question and M. Labori
repented it whereupon the witness replied that he nonld uot answer because
if he did he would rave to speak of
the first document in the dossier:
"Which convinced tbe court of the
prisoners guilt."
At this point, M Laboii said bo
would like to confront Col Maurel
and C,pt Krcvsi utior, another of the
judges at the court martial of 1894,
but. Freystatter was not present and
Ool. Maurol promised to wait a few
days aud give the oaptain an opportunity of ntfndiug
A jively incident followed, M. La
hot) tutting nskeil leave ti interrogate Gen Monisi'. tho Government
commissary Major Carriers look ihe
niousion in re'iuiik thai while counsel
had the right to ask questions he ban
tio business to draw deductions to
•.inch the lawyer dryly replied he hud
always acted with u full knowledge
of tic restrictions imposed upon conn
>e| nie> tliHt he hi.ii no < eed of lessons from Major Ontt'lere and would
net accept them.
Geu Mercier was theu recalled and
it wus noted ho wore his unifuim for
tbe first time during the trial
The impression thereby created was
that the general expecting a hot cross-
examination and thought tbat his uniform would, perhaps protect him
M. Lahori desired to know if General
Mercier admitted ordering Ool Maurel to com mu n ion to secret documents
of the court martial of 1894.
Gen. Meroier: "I know I did not
havo the right to give formal orders to
tbat effeot, but I gave Maurel orders in
a manner sufficiently dear. "
Replying to question the general
said that when Dreyfus was arrested
be knew no othar proof against him than
the bordereau. There were therefore,
only suspicions but it was nrgeutly
necessary not to loBe time in arresting
him, in urder to stop the treasonable
M. Labori asked Col. Jouast -to- secure the oivdenoe ot M. Papillou and
tbe editor of La Libre Parole in regard
to the Lixi letter iu which the name
of Drefyus waB disclosed as that ot tho
officer arrested for espionage. As Col.
Jouast hesitated M. Labori insisted
upon the necessity for an examination
of tho letter, '' In order to reach the
truth I am seeking for. The whole
responsibility for this case, I believe,
really rests upon tbe late Col. Henry
and Col. Du Paty de Clam." Resum-
iug his examination of General Mercier, M. Labori asked him several questions as to why he at first ascribed
the date ot the bordereau to the month
ol April?
Gen. Meroier said that in 1894 he
was ouly acquainted with the general
reasons whioh existed for believing
Dreyfus guilty nnd bad not paid much
attention to the details.
The general refused to reply to any
further questions. For instance, ho de-
olind to say whether he bad examined
the proofB advanced  against  Drefyus.
M. Labori: "In Bhort you considered
it iu tbe nature of a sensatioual move
to have Dreyfus prosecuted and sentenced. Did yon examine previously
the charges against Dreyfus?"
General Meroier: "I only examined
the nature of the documents betrayed."
M. Labori: "Was it not necessary
for that purpose to fix the dates of the
Gen. Mercier: "I do not think bo,
further I declare tbat Labori is disous-
sing the whole trial of 1894. That may-
have some interest from a historical
point of view, But sinoe the oourt of
Cassation's judgment it seems to me it
is uot for us now to alllude to the various features of that trisl.' •
M. Labori pointed out hte contradictions in hte evidenoe of the officers of
headquarters staff regarding tbe importance and nature of tbe contents of
the bordereau. General Meroier then
said he thought Dreyfus might bave
bad cognizance ot the brake at Bour-
ges, adding—: "Io any case be bad
a better ohanoe to obtain such knowle
dge   than    Esterhazy   could  poBsibly
hnve had "
M. Lahori: "Gen. Meroier sayB
Dreyfus might have had oognizanoe. 1
desire to emphasize that expression.
We shall now prove Dreyfus could not
have had oognizauce of the brake.''
Counsel prooeeded to demonstrate how
rigorously the seoret of the oonstuc-
tion of the brake was guarded and aBk-
ed why in 1894 the oharges regarding
the Robin melinite shells were not
dealt witb.
Gen. Meroier: "That arises ou the
simple fact that it was not kuown un
til 189B or 1897 tbat information on
tbe subject was being divulged. The
existenoe of.troaohery in regard to tbo
distribution of heavy artillory among
the army oorps was unknown until
Tbe passages at-tirnis between M.
Labori aud General Mercier were followed with the keenest interest. Both
men were wary and mutually suspicious of eaob other and there was considerable acerbity, Col. Jouast finding
difficulty in preventing the discussion
from wandering ouaide legal paths.
M. Labori asked why Gen. Meroier
did not have a report prepared regarding the ooufession Dreyfus is alleged
to nave made to Capt. Lebrun-Reuanlt.
Meroier: "The question of tbe
confession was of no importance as a
revision of the oase seemed impossible."
M. Labori: "What does Geu. Mer
oier tbingk of Esterhazy and the part
he played"
Gen. Meroier: "I do not know
Esterhazy and I do not think abont
him at all.1'
M. Labori: "Did he know yon at
his trial in 1898 "
G< .intra 1 Meroier:   " No."
Col.   Jouast:    "Generally  Mercier
was not minister of war then. "
■ M. Labori:   "This is most  interesting.    3enerel   Meroier     declares    be
know nothing of the trial of 1898 "
Gen. Mercier: "I know nothing
of it. I leave that to the oonrt martial which tried Esterhazy. I have to
answer in court for my acts and I
refuse you the right to question mc
Bbout my    thoughts."
Col. Jouast, addressing M Labori,
said: "You aro reverting -to the ovi
denoe of General Metoior."
M. Labori: "My object in interrogating the witness is to revert to his
General Mercier : "I protect against
the word 'Interrogatory,' for I am not
a prisoner."
(N B. —Iaterrogatory in Frenoh
generally applies to the examination of
an accused person by a   magistrate).
M. Labori: "It is,not a question of
ioternwatory. I nsed the word in thl
moat rospo'ifnl souse. Will General
Merdior sny what he means by the
charge preferred against the partisans
oi loelycs nt having spent 8\ 1)00,000
fnines? What was this sum used for?
Ihe amount is simply riulmilnus,"
General Mercl r; "1 might ju«t ns
well ask yotl, "
M Lahori I "Do you mean 10 stig-
gesl that it was spent in advertise-
cents, and   in   buying   consciences?"
Geu. Mercian "I say nothing whatever "
Counsel next wished to know why
the bordetnu wus communicated to the
court martial of 1894, when it was con
sulered impossible to show the other
documents ot the seoiet dossier;''
General Mercier: "Becunse the lior
derean was uot dated nor signed and
its plaoo of origin could be concealed." M. Labori pointed out that
place of origin had been mentioned in
court und then asked for explanations
in regard to the perpetration of the
1894 forgery. The cross-examiuation-
of General Mercier beoomu more and
more heated and so rapid tli at it wns
diilloult to follow and many of the
answers were confusing. As the questions of counsel touched upon the secret
dossier and a certain doonmeut in blue
peucil, Generals Gonz, Roget and M.
Gribblin and Major Lanth also participated in the discussion whioh almost
degenerated into a wranggle.
The ooramissary, Major Carriere,
protested against such diocnasion aud
Col. Joast called the court to order. The coinimssary Baid an attempt
waa being made to show there was a
fresh forgery which was used for the
purpose of comparisons to which M.
Labori, retorted: "Major Carrier
was mistaken. Tho tendency of his
oross-exiunauition was only to demonstrate the truth.
Major Lanth said he believed a oluc
to the blue pencil document existed
before the trial of 1894 and M. Labori
asked why, iu that oase, it wus not
produced at the trial, siuoe it incriuii-
mil I'd the prisoner.
General Mercier said he did not
know of this due and ' Major Lauth
disclaimed all respnusiblity in the
matter as he was not connected with
the preliminary inquiiy. General
Gonz said tbe document bid beeu in
the possession of Col. Sandherr and it
was by bim placed iu the secret dossier for comparison with other papers.
M. Labori asked for explanations in
regard to the commeutary on the secret
dossier and General Mercier admitted
he destroyed it in 1897. General
Gonz who was examined on the same
subjeot deolared that it was by order
ot General De Boisdeffre that he returned the commentary to General
Meroier. Answering auother question
Mercier said the Pauizzardi telegram
was not communicated to the court
martial of 1894. He was ordered by
General Boisdeffre to incluie \f in the
secret dossier.    (Sensation).
Counsel next discussed the three
page document, claiming tbat the false
iendring of tbe Anizzdari telegram was
| to correct point direotly to Dreyfus
I aB tbe traitor. Meroier asked to be
I allowed to converse with General
' Cbanoine before attempting to explain.
| General Chanoine thereupon advanced
and explained about the document
i whioh had been handed him by Gen-
! eral Mercier. He said he admittted
tbere were inaccuracies in it and Jro
1 solved not to use it.   After a  friendly
conversation witb Maitre Labori he
read the entire document in oonrt at
General Mercier's request and returned
him tbd document. General Meroier
acknowledged the ocouraoy of General
Chanoine's statement, adding that it
wub Col. Du Paty de Olam who bad
given him the  documents (Sensation)
At this juncture General Roget
mounted tbe platform and expressed
surprise at "This controversy resumed.1' (Cries of Oh I Oh l)Tbe general
asked that Major Matbieu who assisted
in deciphering the telegram be called
and conns 'I protested against the applicability of wordj'lole" to any ones-
tious he thought proper to ask. Gen
oral Chanoine said hejoomniunioaed tbe
document to Gpnoral Roget while enjoying absolute privacy. When asked
if he accepted responsibility for tbe
documents, General Chanoine replied in
tho affirmative, addiug, however, the
admission thnt he had made a mistake.
Ool. Jouast intimated that tho court
ought to take no notice of the dominion! in question. Dreyfus here gave
a detailed story of how he employed
his time at Bourges from October 1899
to February 1890. He said that he waB
preparing for his examinations and
had no timo to go to cafes or to think
of anything outside of his duties.
This was a reply to General Mender's
asseitiou that he oould have learned
the secret of the pneumatic brake
there. Prisoner said: "I was promoted captain September 12, 1889 and
remained at Hnurgos from October, 1889
to February 1890. When the written
examination at (he military college
took place I was then called to Paris,
obtained two mouths leave and was
married in April. I spent four
months nt Bourges.
General lltsbuurg, who was commander of t he Hepnhlican Gnards in
Pari) in 1894 was the next witness
He described the scene with Oaptain
Lcbrun-ltciiuuit, when witness learned
of Dreyfus' alleged confessions to
Captain Lobriin-Renault, the day after the prisoner's degradation. Iu oou-
elusion the witness eulogized the service of Lebniii-Kenniilt and said that
before the incident of the confession
there was nothing against him. He
wns an excellent officer, a good comrade and Incapable of injuring any
one. After being asked the usual qncs
tious Drcvfns protested against General
Uislioiirg's evidenoe, "I urn surpriaod"
the prisoner said, "that Captain Lc-
brnu-Henunlt could have made tho
statements attributed to hiin. On the
wny trim prison Ouptaiu Lebrnu-Reu-
iiuit shook hands with me, a fact,
whioh is in contradiction with his
statement. Besdes. when suoii a terrible charge hns noon hanging over a
mini's head for five years, witnesses
Should not com** here to merely speak
tbeir beliefs hut onghf to bring
proofs, positive proofs, otherwise, I
am completely non-plussod as to how
1 can reply,"
Continuing, Dreyfus said: "Reference was also made to confessions I
will statu the exact terms of the so--
called confessions of mine. The day
Oapt. LehrunRenanlt. aud I were to-
g"ther in a room I said to him, 1 am
innocent. I will declare it and face tbe
whole people. That is tho cry of my
conscience. You know that cry, I re
peatotl nil through the torture of my
degradation. Afterwards I added, re-
ferring to the visit of Du Paty de
Olam, the minister is well aware that
I am innocent. What I meant to intimate was that I bad apprised the
minister in response to the stops Dn
Paty de Olam had takeu against me
that I was innocent. Du Paty de Olam
visited me aud asked for information. I replied to bim, I am innocent absolutely. I replied verbally to
Du Paty de Olam and in writing to
the minister, that I wns perfectly in-
nooont. Thnt was what I meant by
tho words, 'The ministry is welt
aware that I am innocent.' Then I
reverted to the visit of Dn Paty de
Olam and said to Oaptain Lobrun-
Renanlt, Du Paty de Olam asked me
if I had uot given documents of no
importance in order to obtain otbers'iu
exchange. I replied that it was only
beoanse I was absolutely innocent that
I desired the whole matter should be
denied up Tben I ndded I hoped that
within two or throe yoars my innocence would be established. I told Du
Paty de Olam that I wanted full light
on the matter; that an inquiry had
been done and that it waB impossible
for Ihe Government to fail to une
its influence to discover the whole
trutb, the Government. I said, tbat
moans, either through the military attache or through diplomatic channels
to reach the truth. And I also said it
is awful that a soldier should be convicted of such a frightful orirae Consequently it seems to me, I who only
asked for the truth and light thut the
Government should use all the moans
at its disposal to secure Jthnt light.
Du Paty de Olum. replied: 'There
are interests at stake higher tbau
yours; these channels caunot be om
ployed." Ho added, however, that the
inquiries would he eontinned. It
was only the strength of Du Paty de
Olam's promise to try what means
oould lie found to reach the truth of
this awful crimo that I said I hoped
that in two or three years my inuo-
cenoe would be proved for Du Paty de
Olam told me the investigation whioh
would be of 'a most delicate nature
could not be undertaken immediately.
I think I have ei pressed my whole
mind. If you still have an doubt I ask
you, my colonel, to present it to ma."
The prisoner's remarkB deeply impressed his hearers.
Maitre Demange reoalled Genoral
Mercier and asked him to explain why,
having sent Du Paty de Olam to Dreyfus to discover the amount of injury
Dretyfus had done, he bad not followed
up bis investigations. Gen. Mercier:
"I do not feel called noon to  do  so."
Col. Jouast: " Tell us General why.
when you were apprised of the confession, you did  not send  someone to
and discover why   be bad uot told   Dn
Paty deOlam."
Gen. Mercier:, "Dreyfus had written me that he refused to disones tbe
oonfesaions with Du Paty de Olam and
I took no further steps.''
Ool. Jouast': "But siuoe the prisoner seemed to bave begun making avowals of his guilt, why did you not follow the matter np?"
Gen. Meroier: "I might, perhaps
have thought of it, but it did not occur to me.'' The prisoner protested
that the inquiry ought to have been
followed np, "because it wonld have
served to destroy the fiction of a confession to which such importance is
uow uttuohed."    (Sensation).
Continuing, Dreyfus snid: "Will
you permit me, my colonel, to make a
small remark with reference to tho fiction of my confessions. I remained in
tbe prison of Lii Saute, for two or
three weeks nnd saw M. Demange dur
ing that period and also then and while
I was at the He de Ree I wrote to the
miuister of war and others. I believe
the letters I wrote are contained in
tho secret dossier,''
M. Roche was the next witness. Replying to Governnient Ooiumissinry,
M. Roohe declared that Geueral Billot
who was minister of war, told bim be
must ;iease to interost himself in Es-
terhazy, not only for private and legal
reasons, but for other reasons still
more proeniptory.    (Sensation).
Labori insisted upon having further details of General Billot's statement. The wituesB said he could not
recall the exact words of tne minister
but their effect then was such that he
felt iiinler a moral obligation to oease
to interost himself in Esterhazy.
M. DeVerniue special oouimissinry
of minister of war, deposed that Ool.
Pioquart was ordered to have Esterhazy watched. Esteihuzy was seen entering the Germany embassy on several
occasions always quite openly, but
dressed in civilian olothes.
Kooteuay   iB    Troubled
Shifting Scenery.
The far famed scenery of the Rooky
Mountains is sliding down onto the
ruiliway trucks iu l'.usi Kooteuay aud
as the liiciimot ive.-i cannot go over it
they run into it aud stick faBt. Tbe
receut heavy aud continuous ruins have
rendered the mountain sides along the
Crow's Nest Pass line very soft nnd
slimy and it is displaying a prodivity
to stop traffic The train from the
East, whioh should have arrived ut
(vootenav Landing on Wednesday night
ran iofo a slide when about thirty
miles this side of MoLeod and a long
delay occurred. As it kept coming
down the efforts of a gang of men to
shovel off the mud were futile and n
portage of about live miles wus made,
the passengers driving around the hail
pi.rts. Thou they loaded themselves
on to another train and set out again.
Everything wont all right until ('run-
hrook was passed wheu the engine ran
foul of slide number two It wus about
1 :H0 Thursday morning when the secoud hold up occurred uud it wus not
until yesterday noon when the train
was finally liberated. The boat with
the passengers aboard readmit Nelsou
at 430 yesterday afternoon.
As a result of these slides the passengers who left here on Tuesday
night by the Nelson oould not get
through. They consequently had to
remain on the steamer at Kootenay
Landing until yesterday noon. They
amused themselves by progressive card
parties, killing mosquitoe, ami other
social functions which made tbe time
pass pleasantly. On the main lino
slides also interferred with traffic.
The Imperial Limited, onst bound ou
Tuesday got mixed up with a moving
eide of a mountain and seven coaches
filled with passengers loft tbo traok.
However nothing serious oocurred
and the train again got under way after a few hours delay. The American
lines through the mountains are alsojbe-
ing troubled with mud slides on no
count of heavy rains.
Detective Gives Evidenoe in tho Win-
uipegv Bank Robbery Case.
Winnipeg, Aug. 22.—Detective Davis
told bis story at today's session of the
Molsons Bank robbery trial. He said
thut Anderson suggested n trip to China and knew where he could got money to go there. He said that Gait, a
bank clerk, had robbed the bank, and
he had seen him bury the valise containing the money near the city. This
was in the middle of July, when Anderson told Davios. Being drawn ont
by Davis later, he said that he (Anderson) hud taken the money un Saturday,
October 1st, Iron, the hank, the vault
beiug easy of access. The money was
hidden in bis room iu the bank all day
on Sunday, aud at night buried where
it was found. Davis went out, inspected the place and with the help of a,
gang dug up the valise and money. Ho
told his Story stiuight and it looks bad
for the accused. Davis said that he
had doue little iu the detective business previous to thiB, except to catch
Holmes, tbe Chicago murderer.
Dreyfus to tiy to get a substantiation, suicide.
Roseland, Ang. 28.—Mrs. Ivy Du-
mas at 1 o'clock this aftenoon committed suioide by shooting herself
j through the heart at the head of tho
stairs of the Collins bouse. She is the
wife of W. E. Dumas, who is repairer
of niokel-in-the-slot machines by occu-
The unfortunate woman was undoubtedly insane. Of late she bas ou
two occasions   endeavored  to  commit
C. P. R. Will Centre All ItB
Operations Here.
The Headquarters for all the Company's
Branches in Southern British
0. P. K. officials hnve a way of
denying reports in the newspapers re-
gnrding the company's intentions that
would indicate tbat it was never going
to do anything or that for some ob-
Bonre reason they desired the doings to
he very mysterious. They have
shown a disposition to deny The Miner's report that the line from Nelson
to Balfour would be commenced
shortly. Yet tho fact remains that the
road is to be gone on with this fall and
iu order to bave the advantage of good
weather it will be started soon. Mr.
MoNiohd, Assistant General Mauagtr
of tho system, is now ou his way to
Nelson and President Shaughnsssy ia
uow overdue, having bean detained
iu Montreal by important bnslnesa.
When one or the other, or both, of
these officials visit Nelson a definite
state' Mkely bo made.   At all
events if work on the line is not started before they oome it will be direotly
after. But The Miner bas another atory
for them to deny this morning. Tbey
probably will deny it but it will not
make any difference as the story is
trne. Nelsou will shortly become tbe
divisional point for tho O. P. R. nya-
turn of Southern British Colnmbia.
All tin lines operating in t),ig part of
tho I'rorinne will have their headquarters here. Here will be large mnnd
houses, repair shops,and most probably
a foundry. All the rolling stock
used in .Southern British Colombia
wul be biouglit tu Nelsou for repair
and overhauling, The importance to
s'elsou of being the divisional point
will hn great us it will men*' Die em
ployment of a large number of men.
ihe hops in Winnipeg had added
thousands to that city's papulation and
iu a smaller degree, tbey should add
hundreds to Nelson's.
The dispatchers' office has already
been moved from Trail to Nelson,
which is tbe first move towards having nil the interests centred here. With
the completion of tbe Crow's Nest
Line from Kootenay Landing will
come tbe erection of tbe buildings and
within a year Nelson will undoubtedly
ho, uext to Vancouver, the most important railway centre in British Columbia.
The news in enoonraging not only
on account of the direct benefit the
City will derive from the works being established hero but also because
it means th„t the C. P. R. bave definitely decided on Nelson as the point In
this part of the Province that will .receive their attention. A big railway
corporation oan "make or break" a
city and the fact that the C. P.R. will
centre here is another evidenoe of tbe
fact that Nelson is bonnd lo go ahead
aud easily outdistance any bnt the
Coast cities.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Louis
navies to See Chamberlain.
Halifax, N. S., Ang. 24.-In an interview at Chnrlotletowii, Louis H.
Dnvies, Minster ol Marine and Fisheries in the Canudiun Government, and
a member of the Joint High Commission, announced that he and Sir Wil-
ifrid Laurier will leave Canada for
England in a few weeks. It ie believed tha' tbeir mission will be to discuss the Aloskun boundary question
and other matters at issue before the
commission with tbe British foreign
office to facilitate an amicable settlement of the wholo matter. It i« prdj
able that Premier Laurier and his colleague are going at tho request of Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State
for the Colonies.
Wallace, Idaho, Aug. 24.-The on.
ion miners have submitted to the
"permit' system inauguratd by the
state authorities shortly after martial
law waB declared in the Door
d'Alenes. All men who desire to
work in tbe mines are required to secure a permit from the sheriff. Doaena
of union men are applying daily tor
permits, but in numerous instanoee
they are denied. NELSON WEEKLY MINER, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1899
NelsonWeekly Miner
Published Daily except Monday.
D. J.  BEATON, Editor and Manager.
about it. Will In dismiss Mr. Semlin, dearly; if it had been necesaaTr for
as be did Mr. Turner? We shall j them to pursue the case to the end
not say that he is called upon to do ] they would probably have been ruined
that. But matters political and iudus-' in having au unconstitutional Act de-
trial ure in a critical state at the pres-! clared unconstitutional. Neither ex-
ent moment, very largely if not wholly :pense nor trouble need have boen in-
the result of His Honor's arbitrary au- enrred if tbe Minister of Justice had
tion oi a year ago. Something is re-1 taken the simple pains to report
quired to relieve the situation, to relax  against the Act and recommend ltsdis-
The Victoria Times, a Ministerial the tension. If he will
paper, thinks that Mr. Semlin would his present advisers and
be entitled to a dissolution in tbe
event of his defeat in tbe Legislature.
The Colonist says in reply tbat a dissolution is in the discretion of the
Lieutenant-Governor, who is expect.
6d to exercise it   in   accordance   with
constitutional     usage,     and      doubls  with things as they arc now would
whether a case conld   be made   out to j a grave public  scandal.    Tho  business
justify it in the supposed   event.    Wo j interests of the Province   require   that
have great   respect   for The Colonist's
not dismiss
call in new
ones, he should at least iusist on an
early session of the Legislature, and
compel his First Minister to settle accounts with it. It would then be open
to him to give Mr. Semlin a dissolution should he   demand it.    To go  on
opinion., on constitutional points, bill
nre not inclined to support it in Ibis instance. If we can pass over the niun-
uer in which Mr. Semlin came In, ns
the whole country has evidently done,
it would seem moderately clear that
he oould demand a dissolution if defeated in the House. The constitutional practice is lo allow evory Premier
an opportunity lo aopeal lo the people,
unless, of oourse, thero are peculiar
and exceptional circumstances forbidding it. Mr. Semlin has not had his
appeal, and if he chose to forgo the
opportunity when taking office it was
because he supposed he could hold a
majority of the present House. If for
any reason that majority has become
dissipated, he hns good   ground to  ask
the Lieutenant-Governor for permission
to try his fortunes with the country
011 a direct appeal.
It is stated positively, as a fact no
louger to be disputed, thnt Mr. Mao
pberson, a Vanoouver member of the
Legislature, has declared himself ns nn
opponent of the Government. He was
elected as a supporter, aud throughout
the only session that has been held voted steadily to maintain it. It is only
a short time ago that Mr. Martin ceased
to bo a member of the Government ;
he says uow that he will take the
earliest occasion to move it voto of
want ot confidence. Mr, Biggins,
another former supporter, is ontspoken
iu denouncing the Government. Here
we have the defootion of three members
of the Ministerial purty. When the
Honse prorogued thore were twenty-
two Ministerialists, including the
Speaker, and sixteen members of the
Opposition; these defections increase
the voting strength of the Opposition to
uinoteeu, or exactly one-half the
House. With a Ministerialist In twe
ohair, the Government are left in a
minority ot one. It is claimed that
Mr. Prentice, of the East Riding of
Lillooet, an ither Ministerial member,
ia disqualified from taking his seat at
the next session withont another enabling Aot, but for our present needs
it is not neoessary to iusist on this.
A year ago His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor soanued the newspapers
and listened to the politicl gossip of
tbe day, concluding from all he read
and heard that the Turner Government
had not carried the country and must
therefore be dismissed. It was impossible, he argned, to countenance a Government who oould not meet the Leg
islntnre with a majority. Is His Honor equally alert in studying the situa-
iton of today? If he is, he must see
that his present advisers are withont a
majority in the House. The evidenoe
of this is much clearer than it was in
the case of tho Turner Government.
Today there can be no doubt; a year
ago there was room for a very great
deal. Today the members are standing
np in the light, after having deolared
themselves, and may be oonntod as
easily and accurately as no many postB,
white in one row and red in the other.
A yonr ngo no man could say isisitivoly
how all tho members would divide; indeed, all the members were not eleoted
when His Honor undertook to deoide
what tbe verdict of the people hnd
been. He judged for himself, and concluding from suoh evidence as presented itself, and from what be saw and
knew and assumed, that the Turner
Government would be without a majority if they met the House, he dismissed them and called in Mr. Semlin
to form another.
We are not Baying now whether he
was justified iu this, or whether he
took upon himself more than constitutional praotioe warranted. But we do
say tbat if a conscientious sense of
duty oompelled bim to take the extreme oourse he did iu reaped to the
Turner Government, on evidence that
waa both disputable and disputed,
tbere can be neither reason nor argument for declining to take aotion when
the evidence that his present Government are without a majority is as
plain as the nose on his face.
Mr. Semlin has not the supiiort of a
majority of the Legislature as constituted today, and if the House were in
session would be unable to coutrol legislation or direct tbe conduot of publio affairs. This is a fact of very grave
importance. Is His Honor aware of
it? If he is not be ought to be,for the
facilities for ascertaining are more easily embraced than were those of last
August with which he seemed to experience no difficulty whatever. And
if aware of the fact, it will he onii-
ous to know what  he   proposes to tdo
au early iwriod should he put to the
condition of doubt and uncertainty thai
at present exists. Should His Honor
declino fo take any action, hut cou-
enf himself with accepting a policy of
drift , the public Judgment will be
that he is prostituting bis high office
to the designs of scheming Ministers,
who ho]«) to employ the remaining five
or six months of the Legislative recess in buying up a majority. No one
oan desire to havo the Lieuteiunt-Gov-
errnor of the Province subject himself
to a suspicion of   that kiud.
With tho full text of the judgment
in the Ooal Mines case came the report
of another, recently disposed of by tho
Judicial Committee of the Privy Ooun
cil and scarcely less interesting to British Columbia readers. It wns thnt of
the Madden brothers, livery stable
keepers ot this Oity, .vho sued the Nelson aud Fort Sheppard Company for
the value of two horses that had strayed on to tho Compnny's railway und
hnd bren killed. The trial Judge gove
judgment for the plaintiffs on the
ground that the Cattle Protection Act
of the Provincial Legislature required
that the liuo should be fenced, nnd as
this had been neglicted the Company
was responsible for tho loss. This
judgment was appealed to the Supreme
Conrt and reversed, It appears that
the plaintiffs did not care to pursuo
tho case furthor, but us an important
constitutional principle was involvd
the Attorneys-G«u-nil of the Province
and of the Dominion intervened and
carried it on to the Privy Council.
There it was determined in accordance
with the judgment of tho Supreme
The Oompany maintained that the
Cattle Protection Act was ultra vins
of the Provincial Legislature. Bui
on the part of the Pioviuce it was contended Ihat as tho Company was incor
porated under n locol churtcr it became
subject to the provisions of locul legislation, notwithstanding thnt by Federal authority the milway bad been
declared to bo for the general advantage of Canada. Tbers was uo Federal
enactment requiring the Company to
fence its property, and the Supreme
Court held that inasmuch ns the Provincial legislat on extended the liability of tho Company beyond that impos
ed by tho Dominion Railway Act, it
exceeded its authority and the legislation wns ultra vires. In affirming this
judgment tbeir Lordships of the Privy
Council snid thnt it wonld he impossible to maintain tho authority of the Dominion Parliament if n Provincial Legislature conld presume to supplement
tho provisions of n Federal Aot. In
the obbo iu question there wns an aot
ual provision that the Company should
be liable unless such and suoh works
were constructed in connection with
the line. This was clearly beyond the
jurisdiction of the Provincial Legislature.
When the railway was declared to
be for the general advantage of Canada tbe superior Federal authority removed it wholly from within the jurisdiction of the Province. The local
Legislature had no power to regulate
its operation, to impose conditions or
restrictions, or in any way to interfere
with its construction. If built under
a Provincial charter, and IT not declared to be for tho general advantage,
it would remain subjeot to Provincial laws; but by the simple process
of this declaration it was transferred
from the jurisdiction of the Province
to thnt of the Dominion. Such, we
take it, ie the moaning aud effect of
this final judgment.
There are two classes of legislation
that are subject to disallowance—that
which is opposed to pnblio policy or
interest, and that which is unconstitutional. The former the Federal authorities will disallow ; the latter they
deoline to interfere witb. for the reason that it will settle itself. If unconstitutional, the Courts will so do-
clare when appealed to. That has been
the line taken by a Minister of Justice
at Ottawa, and it seems to have bo-
oome tbe settled policy of the Federal
Government. It is a policy that will
stand reviewing. Unconstitutional
or ultra vires legislation is at the present moment playing tho mischief witb
the mining industry in the Atlin
country; no private individual is called upon to stand the enormous cost of
having it declared unconstitutional; a
word from tha Dominion Government
would settle the matter, without cost
or trouble to anyone. The Madden
brothers went as far as the Supreme
Court,   aud  doubtless   it    oost  them
allowance. When the power to disallow was reserved to the Federal authorities it was intended that it should
be exercised when necessary jin tho public interest; the public interest would
seem to demand that it should bo exercised in the case of all ultra vires legislation, if private individuals ure to be
spared needless and often ruinous ex
It is doubtful if nt any time or any
whero in tho Dominion there has existed a political situation in every respect ho peculiar and unsatisfactory as
thnt which prevails today in British
Columbia, in the estimation of a
large portion of the people there is
good reason why the Lieutennnt-Gov-
ernor should dismiss the Premier ; there
would seem to be no milliner of doubt
that Iho Premier ought to dismiss his
Finance Minister. Only tho other
day he got rid of his Attorney-General,
because he had made a ruffian of himself uud hnd be?n neglecting the dutiei
of his office. The people generally
havo regarded these its sufficient reasons,
and wiili remarkable unanimity approve the action of the Premier in
forcing his resignation, lint the Finance Minister is charged with offence?
iu comparison with which these aro al
most innocence itself. The charge! an
made by Mr. Martin, his former colleague and associate, and have boon
embodied in an official communion-
tion addressed to tbe Premier. The
latter, therefore, can have no excuse
for refusing to take cognisance of them
The charges wero first made several
wicks ago, but were repeated the other
day with more circumstance nnd
greater precision. Mr. Martin says
Mr. Cotton misrepresented the action
of the Executive Council iu respect to
n certain mntfer that arose out of the
Deadninn's Island controversy, uud
that he falsified the records of th
Council in order that his misrepresentation might have the appearance of being authorised. Ho is further charged
with having divulged the secrets of the
Council. In violation of his oath. This
latter may lie small affair, Political
morality has got so low in this Province
that the mere violation of tin oath will
fail to excite more than momentary 111-
teiost. Bet the forgery which alters
the souse cud intent of a minute of
Council is much too serious a matter
to be disposed of with a shrug. It i
quite true that Mr. Martin's chargi
however preciso and circumstantial iu
character, dons not of itself establish
tho truth of it; and Mr. Cottcn may
claim, iu accordance with that good
old British principle, that he bus n
right to be regarded us innocent until
the contrary is proven.
That principle would apply, and we
should all feel ourselves bouud by it,
if it were ru cly a private or personal
matter, affecting only Mr. Cotton's
character as an individual member of
the community It concerns, however, his character as a Minister of the
Crown, and affects, uot bis personal representation only, but his conduct of
those public affairs which aro entrusted to his control. It haa to rio, not
with Mr. Cotton tho individual, but
with Mr. Cotton the Minister; not with
Mr. Cotton's private affairs, but with
the larger affairs of the Province in
which all have a stake and in which
all are sunposod to take a deep interest. If the charge were without foundation it was Mr. Cotton's duty to
tne people of British Oolnmbin, whose
servant he is, to have the fact established at once and to the satisfaction of
tho public. This' he has not done. So
far ho has ignored it. No man ever
lived who could afford to ignore a
charge of that nntnrp. Men of the
most illustrious diameter, failing to
repel it with scorn, would sink under
it. Mr. Cotton must realise that ho
is uot superior to this necessity. What,
then, is to bo thought of his silnnco?
If he declines to eler.r himself, or
cannot clear himself, it Incomes Mr.
Semlin's dnty to relieve him of his
portfolio. Failing this, for tho honor
and good name of the Province the
Lieutenant-Governor should step iu
and relieve both.
ernment should be defeated at sight,
leaving the country to take chances as
to its successors.
Cortainly no mistake can be made in
defeating the present Government,
for u more incapable one it would be
impossible to form. But it is uot necessary to do these thiugs blindly, uor
is it customary. The people have a
right to know who nre coming in, if
they pnt the present men out. Tbey
may not want the names of all the
new Ministers placarded on the walls,
with the portfolio assigned to each.
That would be a detail witb which
they would be perfectly wilting to dis-
iieiise. But they must know the leader.
A leader is always in evidence. That
is the rule everywhere under British
Parliamentary Government. If the
people have confidence in the leader,
they will have confidence in his surrounding himself with colleagues of
the right sort. They must also know
the general line of polioy the new
nun propose to adopt. We believe
thev are thoroughly dissatisfied with
tho policy of fhoso whom nn unfortunate accident lias placed in power, and
would gladly embrace the opportunity
to disavow it. But they would have
good reason to complain if another set
of men offered to take their places
who had no policy, good, bad, or in
The people arc ready to defeat tbe
present Government the moment it
Domes out into the open. Bnt they
must know something of those who
will bs responsible for the next one.
There can be no buying of pigs in
pokes, if the Opposition present themselves leaderless and without a policy,
the people might resent the discourtesy by allowing the men who are now
in to stay in, It would be n very nat
oral and proper action to take. Signs
will fail past all former experience if
there is not a general election before
many months. At the present moment
the Opposition arc without n leader
slid are believed to he otherwise in a
state of disorganization. They are by
no means prepared for a content. The
people could not vote with any degree
of satisfaction, for they would not
know what would happen if they were
to turn the present men out. That is
not the kind of a situation that should
exist in the face of a general election,
and if the Opposition are blessed
Willi even   second-rate   wisdom     they
will Bee that it. is amended without
loss of time
Mr. Heluenscn is tho next. He says
that, the Government must either repeal the Eight-Hour law mid the
Anti Alien Aot or he will go into Op
position. Tho only support the Government have comes from the champions of these two legislation freaks,
and to repeal them would be suicide.
Not to repeal them is assassination. It
may well he believed that no one in
tlie Provinco is more devoutly prnying
to bo delivered from battle, murder,
aud sudden death than Mr. Semlin.
Hut all his prayers will avail nothing.
Circumstances nre conspiring against
him, and despite all ho can dn to
avert it he is doomed to be overwhelm
od with calamity.
The Victoria Times, Ministerial,
says: "Even The Times might be
convinced that the suggested Cabinet
would be an improvement on the present one, as it has never claimed tbat
all the virtues Were centred in the
Government now ruling British Columbia. But The Timos will be excused if it refuses to buy u pig in a
poke. Tho country wants the names
of the proposed deliverers." This is
quoted and tho sentiment of it endorsed by The Province, Vancouver,
also Ministerial. But so will any
sensible newspapor endorse it. Wo do
not know tho exact composition of the
"suggested Cabinet," but understand
that the objection of The Tiroes is to
the proposition  that  the present Gov-
The Victoria Colonist says the Gov
ernment are not sincere in their pro
fessions of anxiety in behalf of white
labor, bnt wish to keep the qnestion an
open one for political purposes. What
else oould be expected of a ' gang of
demagogues? They have played for
their own hand from the beginning.ut-
feily regardless of tbe public interest
long as they could turn events to
the advantage of themselves. There
is nothing surprising that they shonld
endeavor fo use the labor vote for purposes of tbeir own, but there is a good
deal that is surprising in the fact that
laboring men shonld be so short sighted or poor spirited ns to allow themselves to become their tools.
The real reason why Mr. Hnudersou
was uot onposed in New Westminster,
was no donbt the fear that ho could
not be defeated. The Government
is going to pieces through inherent
weakness, incapacity, and corruption;
yet, notwithstanding, the electors of
II.at constituency were too tickled over
tho idea of having a representative in
tho Cabinet to sqnnre themsevles with
pnblio sentiment. Defeat would have
hastened the end, no donbt; bnt that
end is in sight, and tbe delay 'means
inching worse than tbe prolongation of
the grave political soandal whose
shadow now envelopes tha Provinoe.
The Opposition were wise in husbanding their resonroea for the severe struggle tbat ennnot be far distant.
settlement of the difficulty decreases.
Yet national interest, tired of delay,
Hags aa the tension at tbe war and
colonial offices grows. If war comes,
Great Britain will awake with a tre-
meuduoua start. If the Boers surrender to the British demands, scarcely
more tl an a ripple of interest will be
excited, so long as the Reenes court
martial holds the world under the
spell of its dramatio recital. From a
political point of view a rapid and
successful war against tbe Boers would
probably strengthen tbe bancs of the
Conservative Government more than
any other outcome of tho present crisis, for the vast preponderance of publio sentiment bas already hardly endorsed tbe course of Mr. Chamberlain,
aud onoe the British soldiers meet
their old enemies, the Boers,few wouln
remain bold enogh to openly oppose
the morality of the war.
Mauy awkward questions in regard
to the Government's home policy ure
pending aud perhaps it is fortunate
for the Conservative party that the ox-
citing events abroad distract attention from them.
The Saturday review today in ..n
article on European Americans sneering at tho proposed Auglo-Ainerioan
alliance frankly declares tbat it
amounts to little or nothing.
"We have" tbo Review saya, "accepted almost as an axiom of sound
policy that friendly relations with the
United States is the ouly object worth
aiming at in tho Western Hemisphere.
A few music hall ditties and after dinner speeches, would convince us that
the object is secured and that we
should forthwith ignore all American
oriticiam aa contemptible strife of parties." The Re iew then goes on to
say: "Our future in the Western
Hemisphere hus suffered a severe blow
by Lord Salisbury's recognition of the
leport of North American iuteiferenco
in South Amerioan concerns The
completion of the Nicaragua oaual by
the United States is acertuiuty and it
will deal British commerce perhaps,
the greatest blow it bas ever bus
The paper supposes the canal to be
inevitable, but contends that Great
Britain iu allowing it, should stand
out for remuneration on account of
wuviug her . Bulwer-Claytou treaty
ns the tirte of American travel turns
homeward, the question of steamship
capacity again becomes acute.
"The great trouble" said an official
of a trans-continental Hue, "is that
Americans come to Europe like people
going to the theatre. As soon as tne
autumn opeus the European curtain
falls nnc tho entire audieuou wauts
to got homo Thus the otush is concentrated iu the first few weeks of au
turan aud it is fair to sny it is impossi-
hie now to get a berth iu mid-Septom-
ber or uiid-Ootober. What is going to
occur during the Paris exposition I am
unable to say. It is already estimated
that more than 1 To,000 Americans will
come to Europe and the best, accommodation iB now sold for our .linn
sailings in 11100." Public opinion in
Greut Britain is becoming agitated
over the danger in regard to the hn-
bonic plague now that it bns
hroken out at Oporto, ouly three
• lays jontney from Engl nul An authority on the subjeot s ays: "The
sanitary arrangements of mauy towns
in .England, including London, ure
uot calculated to defeat tho disease
If we get the plague in the East Eud
of London it will spread like wild-tire
Tho baoillus thrives amidst insanitary surroundings, while sunlight and
plenty of air kills it."
To Be Built By tbe International Navigation and Trnd.ng Co.
Yet another addition is to be made
to the fleet of steamers on Kootenay
Lake. Owing to the largely increased
traffic between Nelson, Kaslo nnd intermediate porta the directors of the
International Navigation and Trading
Co., have decided to build a large
new ateamer somewhat upon the same
lines as the International only of more
modern type. It is just possible that
the completion of the Nelson Bed-
lington line has something to do with
this decision of the direotorsof thecom-
pany. It is on the cardB that either
the International or tbe new steamer
will run in connection with the trains
on that line.
This ia important news both for passengers and merchants.. Competition always benefits the 'community at
large though railway companies are
inclined to tnke a different view of the
matter. It is not yot known when the
new boat will be ready but within
the course of the next few daya probably he directors of the International
Nagvigation and Trading Company
will have more news of interest to announce.
The Bonnes Oonrt Martial Holds England.—Anglo-American Aliiance.
London, Aug. 19.—Though many
signs point to the extreme 1 ikelihoort
of war between Great Britain and the
Boors, and though troops are pouring
in in the direction of the Cape and the
British army chiefs are deep in prob
leniH of preparations for possibilities,
tbo Kct;lish people, as a whole, scarce
heed it Tbe nation seems completely
absorb' d in the Dreyfus case. As eaob
day passes without an answer from the
Boers to tbe proposition of Great
Britain for n joint commission to investigate tbe effect which the franohise
leform legislation would bave on tbe
Uitlanders,the probability of  a pacific
It Will   Reaoh   Grand  Forks   Shortly
nnd Mines Will Ship.
Mr. A. 0. Sutton, barrister of Grand
Forks, is in tho city, says the Rossland Miner. He reports that the Canadian Pacific is into Casoade Oity and
that ties have been lnid for two miles
weBt of there. In addition to this the
grnde is completed from Cascade Oity
to Grand Forks ami there remains
but little to do to complete the1 road to
the latter city but to lay the track and
to bridge the river at a point three-
quarters of a mile from Grand  ForkB.
It will take about five or six days to
oonstruct this bridge. At the outside
it will not he over 12 or 18 days before the road will be finished into
Grand Forks. Just as soon as the necessary accommodations nre afforded a
number of mines there will commenoe
to ship.
"Work on the smelter is mnking good
progress. A large number of men are
at work and the grading for the flume
has been completed, and the foundation for the smelter is being constructed. The capacity of the smelter at first
is to be 500 tons pet day, but it is being constructed in Buch a way that it
oan bo increased if ueceasnry, so that
8,000 tons per day may. he smelted.
President Miner and some of the other
leading officers of the smelter com-
pany,;have been U Grand Forks for
the  past six   weeks  overlooking  the
operations on the smelter.
"There has been an^especially important strike made on the Mountain
View in Summit camp, which is under bond to Montreal parties An im
mouse copper ledge, whioh assays 17
per cent copper, bus been uncovered,
and those who hold the bond feel certain that they have uncovered a bonanza.
"Grand Forks is growing very rapidly, real estate has advanced 800 per
cent in the past six months, a 180,000
hotel has heen opened, aud buildings
are going up in all directions. Ono
loan company has made loans to the
extent of 160,000 there and there are
two otherB which have put out an
equal amount, and it ia estimated that
fullv laoil.OOO worth of buildings have
been erected in Grand Forks during
the last year.
"Debentures are now being floated
ti tbe extent of (100,000 for the purpose of improving the electrio light
ami the water plants. Besides this local Improvement debentures me to bo
floated to the extent of |I5,000 and the
money is to he devoted to the grading
of stri'i ts and the laying down of sidewalk <
"There wns a good sized real 'stale
deal there the other day when Mayor
Manly sold out the Victoria Hotel, to-
g iuer witn tbe two lots ou w.nch it
standi, to Messrs. Ohnrles ( uiuniiiigs
aud others for $15,000."
A Serious Question for tho Oity Polioe
to Consider.
The frequenoy of burglaries in NelBon is becoming a serious matter.
Even the becoming uniform which
the night constable has donned appears
to hnve no wholesome effect upon the
marauders. The East End Grocery is
ono of the victim. Yesterday morning
when the store keeper came to open
the store ho found the door unlocked.
The drawer iu which the cubIi is
kept was found to have been forcibly
removed und of course the contents
hud gone The drawer contained
about {5 in dimes aud nickels. Fortunately the amount taken was small
but the moral effect is distinctly bad
mid discreditable to the town. It is
time that u more perfect system of
night watching were devised. The
town has increased considerably of
ate and it is painfully olivines that
the polioe arrangements are wholly
inadequate at the present moment.
Mr. Clements is another sufferer.
His new saloon in the Odd Fellows
hlock was hroken into in precisely.the
same way as the East End Grocery.
The cash till was taken away together
with the contents which amounted
to about {!!>). It would seem that the
same thieves were at work in both
The business portion of the town
consists practically of one main
thoroughfare. Is it, too much for tho
storekeepers to expect that this one
thoroughfare should ho sytematloally
patrolled at night? The City have appointed one mini for that purpose and
it is understood that another man is
paid privately hy some storekeepers to
ict as night watchman. Thes° bnr-
L-lnries have been fnr too common of
late and opinions are pretty freelv expressed that the police authorities
should give heed to tbis fuot and endeavor to devise some proper means
of checking the continuance of the
The   Well   Known   Nelson  Merchant
Joins the Benedicts.
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Aug. 28.—
(Special)—Hamilton Byers, West
Kootenay's big hardware man, was
married here todny to Miss Florence
Brown, one of Yarmouth's most popular young ladies. The oeremouy was
witnessed by a large number of friends
of tne principals. A reception took
place after the wedding nnd the newly
married oonple later left on a leisurely
jonmey for their wester., home.
Chicago, Aug. 28.—A special to the
Tribune from Victoria, says: From
London, England, to {Dawson City in
17 days in the new record made by a
mining engineer from Sonth Africa.
He Itft London for Southampton' by
train, caught an Atlantic liner iu
which he crossed the ocean in n litt'e
over six days. The trip from New
York to Vancouver was made in four
dayB. From Seattle the trip to Skag-
way was made in less than three days.
Close connections weie made with
the White Pass & Yukon railrond and
the lakes nnd river steamer, and ho
was landed in Dawson, 1? days from
Ohicago, Aug. 28.— Billy Stifts todny signed to meot "Kid" McCoy on
September 8 for six rounds. The agreement is conditional upon Stifts wiu-
uing his fight iu Denver tomorrow
with Jiuimie Scanlon. Should Stifts
be defeated in Deuver, McCoy will,
probably, fill tbe engagement with
New York, Aug. 28.—While crossing tbe tracks of tbe New Jersey
Southern railroad at Seabright, N. J.,
tonight, a carnage containing six persons was struck by a train.
Miss Louise Terry, Charles Trippe,
and Create Terry, were instantly killed, and the other oooupants of the carriage badly injured.
Seattle, Aug. 23. —Negotiations are
in progress for bringing tbe Washington volunteers from Snn Francisco t >
Seattle in a body after their muster
out at the former place. Two steamer
will probably be chartered. Levi An-
keny, the well known banker of Walla
Walla, has offered to bear the entire
expense of the vessel's charter, whioh
will amount to $7,000 or »i0,000.
The Kossland Breaks cnt in I'laines and
th'i   Passenger   I Eca;e   to
the SLorr.
Passengera from the main line arriving in Nelson last night report a most
exciting time on the steamer Rosslaud
at 1:80 yesterday aftoi noou. There
was a large number of passengers
aboard and the boat carried a considerable cargo of freight and express. As
she was steaming through the Narrows
about au bour and a half ont from
Naknsp she was suddenly headed for
shore, a move thut considerably surprised the passengers for the moment, but
when the officers informed them that
the boat was ou fire the thing was explained to tbe entire satisfaction of
all and no time was lost by those on
hoard in taking advantage of their
knowledge of the uncomfortable position.
The officers were the first to detect
the flames aud they acted with a presence of mind that saved a wild stain
pede that might have ended seriously
lor some of the passengers. As it was
tnere were nervous ones on board who
did theiir best to make things exciting.
The officers advised them to get their
baggage and go ashore. One man
threw his grip overboard and was
preparing to follow it when he said
that he could get off more oorofortahly
via the gang plank.
Meanwhile the officers were turning
their attention to the hie. It had
started near the smokestack and burnt
considerable of the wood around it
besides also burning the boiler casing.
It was a blaze of very respectable di-
iiii'usn ma and completely filled tbe boat
witb smoke. The Babcook extinguishers and buckets, the latter manned by
sever.il of tho puaaengera who formod
a volunteer brigade, were pressed into
service ami a fierce fight with the Are
eleu eut comineuoed. The passengers
stood ou shore watching their baggage
and hoping that the flames would be
extinguished as they did not wish 'to
stay there all day. Under the able direction of the captain the lire was finally |got under control after it had
done about {T>000 of damage. It is not
any easy thing to put out, a fire afiei
it once gets a start in a ship and the
faot thnt they succeeded speaks well
for the crew of the Rossland. After
the smoke had cleared away he pas-
seiieeis came on hoard again and the
steamer continued on ber way, huviin.
been detained about an hour. When
things were beiug straigb ened up it
was fonnd that four head of cattle had
taken advantage of the excitement
and had escaped. They got ashore and
wandered away but will be recaptured
Capt. Gore, who is replacing dipt
Troup here for the present, leave.
this morning with a stuff of carpenters to repair the damage done. There
will 1 e no delay to traffic, as the Rosslaud will continue on her trips as
0. P. R. NEWS.
A Chance For Carpenters   nnd   Expert
Axemen—A New Floating Dock.
The 0. P. R. have experienced much
trouble during tbe past spring owing
to small snow slides in the Selkirks be
tween Bear Creek and llleci lie wait
which on several occasions have caused temporary suspension of traffic.
They have therefore determined to extend the snow sheds ou that part of
the line so as to prevent an occurrence
of these obstructions. Mr. Beasley
informei tbe Minor's representative today tbat the company will employ over
two hundred axomeu aud bridge carpenters tbere during the next few days
Only expert axemen need apply aud if
employed they will be furnished with
froe transportation to tbeir destination, Mr. Lewis the C. P. B. engineer, is busy constructing a new floating wharf at the company's yard in
Nelson, for Kaslo. The wharf is built
in the form of n largo scow with »
uqnure stern. At the rear is ereoted a
fifty foot frame building to serve as a
warehouse. The roof of this building
projeots 25 feet terminating with a
large mast. From tliis^ mast is affixed
a chain which, passing over a smaller
maat at the bow, is attached to a mov
able platform fixed In front of the bow.
TbiB platform can, by means of the
chain, be lowered as the water of the
lake falls. Tho wharf will, as soon
as it is finished be towed to Kaslo
where it will be attached to the company's new wharf-eite there.
Onpt. Tronp is tho designer of this
new floating wharf.
Mr. Saudnera, James Donaldson, Samuel Hunter, Mr. Livingstone, Mr.
Chipmau, David Kane, B. B. Sharp
and others. A tunnel hod been driven
45 feet into a rook bluff and 275 kegs
of  powder   placed   at   the   end.    1 he
I tnnnel was then tamped with gravel
and   the   match   applied.    It    was   a
1 grand sight as the blast went off and
thousands of tons of rock broke into
fragments nnd rolled down into the
valley. Thero is nothing there uow
to keep the railway from going
through. After viewing the scene of
the explosion the party wended its
way to Mr. Carlson's oamp where
lunch was partaken of after which the
boat steamed back to Kaslo.
As near as can be calculated Moyie's
payroll for July wns at least tl 0.000. Of
this amount over $0,000 was paid out
by the St. Eugene company. The balance of £4,000 ia easily made np from
tho payrolla of the Lake Shore, Society
Girl and Park, Mitchell & Co. 'a sawmill. Thus it will be seen that Moyie
has a pay-roil backing her tbat few
towns in East Kootenay can boast of.—
Moyie Leader.
Rooky Point HaB a Tuatle With 6.875
Pounds of Dynamite.
To see 275 keys of dynamite endeavor to make an impression on a rocky-
point was the object of a merry party
that left Kaslo on Sunday morning for
Argenta. Mr. G. A. Carlson, who
has a oontrnot on the Great Northern
road in the Lardo wns the host. He
engaged the steamer Red Star fot the
day and left Kaslo in the morning with
the following guests on board : Major
Montgomery, Mr. Tomlinson. George
Reed, W. E,   Hodder,   Mr.   Geigrich,
One of the War Eagle Owners Gives the
Miner a Contradiction of Reports.
As fur as can he learned Kossland
is very much excited und indignant at
the warlike dispatch sent out from
there prophesying an eaily strike of
millers and stating thnt a carload of
rifhs and two machine guns had
arrived lo prevent trouble with the
men. Most people who read the report would regard it as a joke but it is
rather a p or one and the Rossland
people ure losing no time in ^denying
it. A repot t was received from Hoss-
lonil hy The Miner toj the effect that
he men on the War Eagle had beeu
ordered out by the Union.
T. G.' Blackstrck. one of tho owners
of the War Eagle happened to be in
Nelson when the report was received
and The Miner questioned him as" to
tho ."truthfulness of the report. Mr
Blackstock said that he could not imagine where such n story originated Jas
there was absolutely i.o truth in it.
He could enceive no reasou why the
ireu should want to atrike and at all
events the officinls of the company had
no intimation whatever of any impending trouble If there was anything in the wind he would have heard
of it Mr. Blackstock left for the
St Eugene mine last evening and will
be in East Kootenay a week or ten
The attention of Mayor Goodeve
was called to the sensatijnnl telegrams
in the Eastern papers, one of which
was reproduced in ihese columns yesterday, nnd he wired as follows to the
papors which published   them .
"No troth in your special under
dnte of August 16th re trouble between
mine owners nnd miners. Minn own
'*rs and men aro on most friendly
tcims Eight hour law does not affect
us and no trouble of any kind is an-
itoipaled. Kindly give rieuial promi
neiioo. "
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 23.—A slab
hi tig affray occurred in the city yeB
tenlay afternoomi wtli the result that
Mra Nelson of 890 Fonseoa Avenue,
liee at her home with a serious wouno
in her breast and Mrs Poterson a
neighbor is in the police station. Both
i omen are yorug and married ant
their nationality Swedish. Trouole
uro-e through the prisoner being under
the influence of iutoxiciuits. The
weapon used was a hat pin.
(From Saturday's Daily.
Mr. J. J. Campbell of the Hall
Mines who has been ailing for the past
few days is very seriously ill.
Alderman Hillyer says that the
amount that is paid for wages of laborers and mechanics in Nelson would
surprise even a grnmbling, growling
old (iniei
Hamilton Dyers is at his old home
in Yarmouth, N.. 8. There will be a
Mrs Hamilton Byers when he returns
as Miss Florence Brown will assume
that name on the 28rd instant
Timid citizens will he glad to hear
that the powder companies commenced
moving their stock from the magazine
opposite tbe town to the new bnilding at Seven Mile Point yesterday.
Dry goods men in Nelson have a
grudge against the weather clerk.
They aay tbe eummer salea have been
poor owing to the nold spell. However they mean to wipe bis eye with
their fall goods.
Dr. Doolittle. Mrs. Doolittle, son
and daughter, leave this morning for
Toronto, after having spent the summer here. It ia probable that the Doctor's interests here will compel him
to return for a short time next mon th.
Mr. T. G. Prooter put through two
real estate deals yesterday, ont, being
Lot 1», Blook 86, W. Dowsing to Oapf
Dnnoan and the other being Lot 20 in
aame block. W.Mowing and P. Lament
to 0. 8. Drummoud. The price for
the two lots was in the neighboihood
of »8000.
Mr. R. D. Anderson, who has been
business manager of The Miner for
two and a half yoars, leaves tomorrow
morning for Sprague, Wash., where
he will conduct The Times, which he
haa purchased. Under bin management The Times should achieve great
success and that this will be the case
will ie the wish of the host of friends
that Mr. Anderson has made in Nelsou.
Mr. W. F. Thompson succeeds Mr.
Anderson on Tbe Miner.
(From Sunday's Dully)
Mr. Chapman, the manager of
Messrs A. Macdouald & Co., leaves
today for Crow's Nest points.
Mr. T. .1. Lendrum, T. G. Procter, Fred Ritohie, Lieut.-Col. and
Capt. Fitzatubbs, left last night for
Balfour ou an angling expedition.
Lieut.-Ool. Fitzstcbbs, deputy assistant Adjutant-Geueial of the Army Service Corps, arrived in Nelson yesterday
on a visit to his brother Oapt. Fitzatubbs.
Tbere is no donbt about the fact
that Nelson is rapidly becoming a
most important City. One by one we
are obtaining the requisites of an up-
to-date centre.   The telehpone company
anno ces that in a few days it will
have'its central office open all night.
This is aj privilee supplied only to
cities of a metropolita nature.
Messrs. A. Macd.iiinld & Co., wholesale merchants, have/purchased tbiee
lots in Block 71 (at tbe corner of tbe
wbnrf) where they intend shortly to
ereot a warehouse.
(From Tuesday's Dnily) '
T'iree drunka enriched the civic coffers to tne tune of $16 yesterday.
Tbere   was a heavy fall of  snow on |
Sunday ou tbe   bills   above   Six   Mile
Messrs. Fletcher aud Templetou
have add the lot nt the rear of the City
ollices to Mr. John Roberts.
Ool. E. G. Prior,M.P.,Viotoria, wns
among the arrivals at the Phair yesterday. A. W. Jones of Victoria, accompanied bim.
M. A. W. McOone, one of those fortunate individuals who got mixed up
with the Puyne mine iu its early days,
is at the I'hnir with Miss McOune, his
daughter, and Messrs. Raymond und
E. W. MoOune, his sons. They leave
for their borne at Salt Lake City today
after having visited the Slocan country.
Mr. E. G. Rykert' of Montreal, registered nt tbe Phair last evening, lie
is member of tbe firm of McOnaig &
& Ryke t, which was instrumental in
floating the Payne mine ou the Montreal market. Mr. Rykert is acting for
sevoral of Canada's leading capitalists
and is making a tour of the mining
districts of the Province in his olients'
interests. He will visit the Payne
and North Star.
Until their new quarters in the
Bnrns block are ready, Walluoe & Miller will oocnpy two storeB na their
stook is much too large for tbeir present store. The premises reoently occupied by Simpson and Donnelly, grocers, is now being filled witb Wallace
& Miller's sfoik of trunks, valises,
olothiug, hoots and shoes and blanket.
The Greenwood brunch of this company will be opened by the 1st of September.
The lacosse team should have ahaud-
Bome sum on hnud when the toam returns from the Coast. The tour fuud
was alx)ut.$800 when the players left;
oue gate at Vancouver netted $288 for
the Nelsou team aud the other gates
were probably about us good. In view
of the fact that there was u generul
canvas for funds there will no doubt be
a statement of receipts and expendi-
tures made public as soon as the ac
counts are put into shape The team
returns tonight.
(From Wednesday's Daily!
The Moyie Loader announces Ihe ar.
rival of tho flist typewriter in tie
town One by one the Eust Kootenay
towns are pnttiug ou metropolitan
Mr. Charles Drinkwntor, secretary
of the C. P. R., is in Rrssland visiting Mb son and will bo in Nelson this
iveek, on his way to the Coa*t. Mrs.
Orinkwaler neeomptiuies him,
Mr. Kelly has bad a large piece taken
off the hugj block of Exchequer ore
which hus weathered the storm foi
some months on the sidewalk outside
his office. Mr W. F. Robinson has
been presented with the said piece for
the Paris Exposition.
The demand for men for coustruc-
iton work on railways in Manitoba is
so great and the supply so small that
agents aie endeavoring lo seoure men
in tbis part of the universe. Seven
iceii men left Rosslaud in tho past
few days to work on tho Dauphin road
in the North Western Manitoba. This
line is one <f the MoKenzie Mann
undertakings nnd is to he n link of
ihe traiiscoiitiuniial line that this com
puny is supposed to be figuring on.
"A viBitor from Nelson" has been
discovering a deep, dark conspiracy to
The Rossland Record. As is known
here, the railB for the tramway are
heavy ones, but heretofore it baa not
been known that these were procured
with the view of being need for the
entension into town of the Nelson and
Fort Sheppard. It is a soheme hatched
bv the tramway people and "Jim"
Hill to help tho Great Northern dish
the 0. P. R. Mr. Petera has been discovered at last. He has nsed his position as Freight Agent of tho 0. P. R.
to hoodwink the people aud plot for
the Great Northern, and this pretended
tramway is nothing more than a nan-
ning device to attain his end. The
bad, had man; but what a blessing
he has been fonnd out!
(From Tliursday'slDaily.)
Yesterday Lieut. -Col. Fitzatubbs
made his first acquaintance with the
Kootenay trout. He succeeded in
catching a dozen nice sized fish in the
water below Kootenay bridge. The
Colonel was delighted with his days
sport and thinks that for gamencss
there nre no fish to touch the local
sahno piirpuriifun.
Mr. Fred Cook, one of the most
prominent members of the Canadian
Press Association , which visits here
this week, is Supreme Grand Vice-
President of the Sons of England. The
local lodge is arranging a reoeptiun for
him and on Siturdiiy evening a special
meeting will he held in the lodge room,
Fraternity Hall, nt 7 :80 sharp for the
purpose of meeting Mr. Cook.
The committee which has in charge
the reception to the visiting newspaper
people who reach the City on Saturday evening met again yesterday nnd
marie final arrangements for the reception. A dinner will he tendered the
visitors in the Opera House on Satnr
day evening nnd they will he left to
their own desires on Sunday. Tickets
for this dinner, price $2.00 each, may
be obtained from Mayor Neelands or
W. A. Jowett.
The Miner has received the July Annual of the Kootenay Mining Standard. It is an admirably prepared pro-
duction which reflects tho greatest
credit on the publishers. The iilustru.
tious are in the finest half tone work.
Nelson receives considerable attention
tbere being cuts of the City Council,
the Council of the Board of Trade,
street scene, lake scenes, the four
banks, Tho Miner office and others,
besides numerons illustrations of the
adjacent mines. Tho accomoanving
articles are well written and the publication should give the Kootenaya some
profitable advertising.
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duplex plunger init rns with tot
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doable plunger patf ern.
Mine superintendents an! those
Interested in Mine Pumps would
consult their inter, sis by Binding
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Nice Kitting Ciarineiita if he can
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A limited amount of private fumls to loan
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Fancy Fall  Goods  of
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Beauty ami style without comfort
is easily obtainable, comfort without appearance is equally simple.
You never saw au ugly pair of
"Slater Shoes," yet many of them
cover comfortably most unlovely
The combination of these two-
comfort and beauty—are only to be
had in the "Slater Shoe."
Made in twelve shapes, on lasts modelled
from actual feet, all widths and sizes,
leathers, styles and colors.
Every pair Goodyear welted, name and    H
price stamped on the sole.
$3.60, $4,50 and $5.60.
1-11.1.IE BROS., Aberdeen  Block.
Famous English Tobaccos
CAPSTAN (Navy Cut)
s. Saviour's IEnombhJ Church -Corner
Ward ana Sllloa 8ts, Bundnys: Holy Com*,
ro union 8 a. m.J nnd on tho lnt, and 3rd Sundays |
in tho month lifter Mntlinn; MtiMIn- at 11 a.m.; I
Sunday School 2,30 p.m.; Evensong 7.80. Uallj \1
Matllns at D.30 a. m, Thursdays a"'1 Snlnt'n I
Day/si Holy Communion io a, m.    Fridays:!
(Cvensong 7.30 n. m.. followed by choir practice. H. S. Auchurnt, Hector. Frud Irvine,
Ceo. Johnstone, Wardens.
Prebbytkrian CHURCH- Services at 11 a.m
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.
Christian Endeavor .Society meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Kev. It. Frew,
Paw tor.
METHODIST Church-Corner Silica and I
Josephine Streets.   Services at II a.m. and 7.30 '
f>. ro.; Sabhath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meet- j
rig on Friday evening at 8 o'clock: Kp worth
League C, K., Tuesday at 8 a.m.      Kev. John
Robeon, Pastor.
CATHOLIC CHURCH -Mas* at Nelson, first ,
and third Sunday at Hand 10.00 a.m.; Henedic .
tion at 7.30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland I
| Baptist Church — 8or'icc« morning and
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet
ing »Vedncfldny evening at 8 p.m. Iho B. Y
P, V. Monday ovening at 8 o'clock. Strange™
cordially welcomed. Rev. C, \V. Rose, Pantor
Salvation Army- Servlc ■ every evening
at 8 o'clock  In  barra.ck«on Victoria Btree
i Ad luUni Kdgecombe iu charge.
I Three Grades: Mild, Medium Strong and Full Strength I
Five Skes: ty's, ^'s, 1\s's, Jjg's andys's.
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In the Sullivan nronp, wbiuh is
owned principally by the late owners
of the Le Roi Mining Company, a.
bed of galena lying fiat bas lieen struok.
A prospecting abaft has recently been
aunk iu this, aud hus penetrated the
vein for a distance of 10 feet, and the
hanging wall has not yet been met.
This property bids fair to be one of
the largest silver-lead producers in
Ounada. The North Star iB about to
ereot a tramway for the transpottation
of its ore from the branch railway,
which will be a spur from the main
line and will be constructed to and a
little beyond Kiraborley. The Uem,
one of the Sullivan group, is showing
up remarkably well. The railroad
should be completed fo tbe North Star
mine withiu the next three montliB.
There is considerable development
on Perry Oreek, ou the well known
large quart/, vein which they have iu
tbat section. Messrs. Neul aud others
have bonded tun listrella group there
for 11160,000, The property, familiarly known as tbe Paris Park group,
whioh is owned by Patrick McCune,
and which is located on the north fork
of Kalso creek,has been bonded by Mr.
George Hughes and Others for $75,000.
This is a silver-lend property of considerable merit.
The Minnesota Silver Company,operating the Ivanhoe group, near the Slocan Star, has ordered a five-drill compressor plnut. This will be need in
the driving of a 4000 foot tunnel to tap
the vein at ranch lower depth than
hiterto. When oompleted this will he
the finest tunnel in the Sltoan. There
will be room in it for two tracks and
it will be lighted throughout with
olootrioity. It is now in for a distance of 1400 faet. The plant will be
brought in iu sections and will be
packed on the baoks of mules to the
site where the plant is to be erected.
*   •   •
Windermere, August 1(1.—B. R.
Bruce is working a foroe of 20 men
on the Sitting Bull, preparations are
now being mane for a  winter camp.
It is reported that JaB. Fairell, B,
M.. the well known Amerioau miner
alogiat, has been appointetd Buperin
tendent of the Red Line group by the
Mackintosh syndicate.
Work has been resumed on the Del
phiim mine on north fork of Toby
Oreek under the personal direction of
George Stark one of the owners and a
mining man of mauy years standing.
It is the intention of the owners to
make several shipments before Decen
Preparations are now being made for
a winter oamp at the Pretty Girl, sit
nate on Law oreek, owned by the
New Golden syndicate of London,
Eng., This property will be worked
under the personal direction of Tom
West and Washburn bave started
work on tbe White Elephant group
situate near the Red Lino group on
MoDonald oreek.
Peterborough town lots are now on
the market. This towusite is situated
between Toby and Horse Thief oreeks to
tbo weet side of the Valley and within
one mile of the Columbia river.
O. A. Blown reports a large showing of ore on tbe Selkirk group Bitn-
ated immediately opposite Windermere
in the Selkirk range.
Supt. Bannelinse of the Swansea
mine, situated immediately east of
Windermere, reports the mine as looking better than ever before. It is the
intention of the oompany to rawhide
the ore during the winter months.
F. A. Mullholland et al, of Rossland, have purohasrd tbe Delos, situated on Bonlder oreek.
Oopper Oity town lots will be placed
on the market immediately. This
property was bonded from Edmund
Johnston in August 1898 and a survey
was comploted in September of the
same year. It is situated on the extreme north west end of Lake Windermere, and commands withont any exception the finest position for a town-
site in British Columbia.
John Bmman brought in some fine
looking ore from the Whito Oat group
on Boulder creek ou tbe 14th instant.
Mr Burman reports an immense
showing of ore.
O F. Smith representing the O. H.
Mackintosh syndicate arrived on tbe
10th instant.
F. M. Ohadbourn representing tbe
Hall Mines smelter, Nelson, returned
to West Kootenay, on the l nth instant,
after making an examination of seveial
of tbe promising properties of the district.
Copper is all the talk uow throughout the district. The townsite was
purchased by Fred Mulhollaud representing a syndicate from Edmund T.
Johnston, the figure is understood to
be a largo one. Lots will ho placed on
the market immediately. From the
present outlook Oopper is bound to be
the principal town in  the  district..
Tbe Banks brothers are developing
the Alps group situated on Bonlder
The latest discovery by Messrs. Fred
West, Geo. Scott and V. A. Van
Courtland on Horse Thief oreek is one
of tbe greatest strikes ever made in
the northwest.
D. R. MoLean, the woll known railing man,is making an examination of
several propositions situated on the
north fork of Toby creok.
R. JL. T. Galbraitb, owner of the
Windermere townsite, intends to make
several extended improvements to the
townsite, in order to keep up with
Oopper the new townsite, situated at the
north west end of  Lake   Windermere.
All the old timers intend building
at Oopper, having already arranged
for lots.
Some wonderfnl showings of ore
have been uncovered on Horse Thief
creek and tributaries during the past
three weeks.
Tbe O. P. R. will undoubtedly build
into the Windermere district within
the next eight months.
Sinolair Oraig has unoovered an
immense showing of high grade silver
lead ore on the Christina group on
Boudler oreek. j
J. R. McLeod iB working a force of
men on the Caretaker group situated
on Boulder creek.
West Kootenay investors should k**ep
their eyes on Copper the new town-
The Fraser & Chambers syndicate
will probably make several shipments
from the Dividend and Paying Teller
groups situated 0*1 Law creek, before
A trial shipment will be made from
the McLeod group situated ou Bonlder creek within the next eight weeks.
Edmund T. Johnson is working a
force of men on the Virginia group situated on Horse Thief creek.
A largl crowd of prospectors came
over the trail from the Lardo-Duuean
aud Trout Lake country during the
last week.
Work will bo resinned on tho Uuion
group early in September. The property is situated seven miles northeast
of Windermere   K.  'J.
O. A. H-owu is woiking a force of
men on the Selkirk group situated
due west of Oopper City in the Selkirk
All the principal' properties are
working. MiuBrs are still '•ery scarce
ou account of tbo prospecting season.
•   *   •
Ptomptly at live o'clock last Thursday evening the steam was turned nn
anil the first air compressor and the
largest pfo«*a of mining machinery iu
the whole of East Kootenay was sent
iu motion, says the Moyie Leader.
This was the starting of the Lake
Shore air compressor plant, owned by
tho Canadian Gold Fields Syndicate of
Toronto, that now has the Lake Shore
niiue, which is situated within n
stones throw of the principal street of
Moyie. At five'oelnck a large crowd
had gathered at the Lake Shore power
house ut the foot of Victoria street to
witness the starting of the new ma
ihiuerv. J. O. Drewery,managing director of the oompany, was at tho
throttle, and MrB. Foley, wife of Martin Foley, tbe foreman, wbb at the
whistle when the wheels were started
in motion. Everything worked like a
charm. In a few moments the machinery was shut down.and Mr. Drewery. turning to the audience said :
"I christen this compressor plant the
Geroge Sumner, iu honor of George
Sumner, chairman of the executive
committee of the Canadian Gold Fiolds
Syndicate, Limited, of Toronto. "
Refreshments and cigars were then
placed at the disposnl of  tho-ie present.
The crowd then ascended the lii 11 to
the No.H tniinel of th" mine to witness
tho starting of the first machine drill
ever used in East Kooteuay.
Yesterday a full force of miners was
put to work in the No. 1, ~>, an I N
8 tunnelH. In tho mine four eight ho
shifts are working aud the two engineers on the air compressor will work
\i hour shifts. Dan MoDouBu.ll, who
superintended the installing of the
plant, is in charge of the oompresnor
and lie is ably assisted by D. Hi McDonald, recently from. Nova Bootin.
Hotli are expert engineers and machinists. Sunday will be observed at the
Lake Shore mine, aud on that da}
each week all operations will cease.
The short time iu which it has fallen
to get this machinery iu operation is
simply surprising It is only a few
weeks since J. O, Drewery took charge
of this property, and today we tin
machinery Installed, a fine office built
and the mme equipped with all the
conveniences nnd appliances for working it on a large and sysiemiitic,   scale.
Today three car men were added lo
the force. Un Monday several muokei'8
and ore sorters will be put to work
and on that day regular shipments
will commence. Today (here are IK
men on the pay roll of the Lake Shore
mine, and bv uext Saturday the number will be increased to at least 42.
Home 21! carpenters und laborers are
now employed ou the St. Eugene con
centrator building, and I. I*. Cole, the
superintendent, said yesterday that if
the machinery arrived on time and
nothing unforeseen happened, the work
would be completed in another month,
and six weoks at tho outside. The
building is now all enclosed aud arrangements are being made for putting
in the jigs. The Huntingdon mill
and one of the oriishers are in place,
and tbo remainder of the machinery
can be installed immediately upon its
tjuite a foroe is employed excavating
for the foundation of the air compressor building.
This building will likely be started
within tbe next three or four weeks.
This will be a ten drill plant and
will be fitted with two boilers. The
concentrator building will be heated bv
steam from the engine room of the
compressor building. All the derricks
for the St Eugene tramway are up,
and the cables and buckets can Vie pat
up as soon as the terminal at the concentrator is finished. B. 0. Kiblet,
who has tbe contract for doing this
work, arrived here from Nelson yesterday morning.
J. 0. Drewery has returned to Rosslaud from the Lake Shorn group at
Moyie, where he lifts been for the past
two weeks. The Lake Shore group
oonsistB of five full olaims and two
fraotions. All the work done heretofore and that to be done for some time
to oomc will be concentrated on the
Lake Shore property. A seven-drill
compressor has beeu installed in EaBt
Kootenay. It will be under the superintendence of Miohael Foley who has
uuder his ohaige 50 men. Three tunnels are being driven into the property.
Tunnels No. 1 and 2 are in about BO
feet aud tunnel No. II ia to be driven
with the power from the compressor
plant. The plant was in full operation
when Mr. Drewery left Moyie.
Messrs. Hughes and McMiekeu, nf
Seattle, have quit work on the Monte
zuma group in the Slocan, and handed
over the property to Messrs. Byers,
Whittier and McLean, the trustees for
the creditors. Messrs. Hughes and
McMiekeu have for the last 18 months
put up money for development work on
the propertvwhich has a favorable showing. They asBert they were getting
but thiee blasts for every two shifts,
instead of fonr as formerly, and the
work was rendered so comparatively
xpensive that they wore unwilling to
go on. Aside from the expenditure
of the owners the property is about iJliO, -
000 in debt. It has a completely equio
ed concentrator, a wire tram to the
mine, steam power and drills at the
mine, a good showing of ore on tho
Montezuma aud Vera flmz, which are
crown granted claims, and good surface prospects on two other extensious.
'Companies Act,  1897,"
'Tin- Granite Gold   Mines. Limited.
Registered the   loth   day   of   August,
this day registered "The Granite Gold
Miues, Limited'' as an Extra-Piovin-
cial Company under the "Companies'
Act, 1897," and to carry out or effect
all or any of the objects hereinafter set
forth to which the legislative authority of the Ligislatnre of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at v'o. li, Great Winchester
Street, London, England.
"The amount of the capital of the
Company is £120,000, divided into
120,000 shares of £1 eacb.
Th) head office of the Company in
this Piovince is situate at Nelson, and
Archie Miiinwiiring-Jnhnsou, Barrister
and Solicitor, whose address is Nelson
aforesaid, is the attorney for the Company.
The objects for which the Company
has been established aro:
(1.) To acquire gold aud silver and
other mines, milling rights, and metalliferous land in British Columbia
or elsswhere, and any interest therein,
nnd in particular to acquire and work,
"The Granite" and "Royal Canadian" groups of gold-bearing properties,
comprising the following olaims, viz.
—"Granite," ''Red Rock" (fraction),
"White Swan" "Colorado" and
"Roy." situated botween Eagle and
Sauiiy Creeks in tho Nelson Division i f
the West Kooteuay District of British
Columbia, within six miles of the
City of Nelson, together with valuable
water lights and mill site, and with a
view thereto to enter into and onrry-
into effect, with or withont modification, the agreement referred to in
clause 1! of tbe company's articles of
association :
(2 ) To prospect, examine, and explore any territories and places in
British Colnmbia and elsewhere, and
to employ and equip expeditions and
jommissious and experts and other
(8.) To search for, win, get, work,
quarry, reduce, amalgamate, dress, refine, and prepare for market auriferous
and argentiferous soil, quartz, and ote,
and oilier mineral subi-tance-, whether
auriferous argentiferous, or not, aud
precious stones, aud general'}' to pnr
ehnsu or otherwise acquiie, work, ex
ercise, develop, sell, dispose of, and
turn to account, any mines and mining rights and undertakings connected herewith, and to curry on any metallurgical operation which may eeem
conducive to any of the Company's
(4 ) To buy, sell, refine, aud deal in
bullion, specie, coin, aud precious
(5.)    To develop the resources of and
turn   to account   any   lauds and   any
rights over and   (or)   connected   wilh
l>inn   belonging to, or   in   which  thi
nnmpaliy is   interested, -ind   in piutii
nlur by clearing,   mining,   qnarryiug
draining, fencing, planting,   culiivni
ing,   building,    improving    farming
irrigating,and glazing, ami by it mot
ing immigration   mid emigration   am
: ne   establishment of towns,    >iua..>  ,
and settleu cms:
(it ) To carry on any of tbe In ■
nes.ea of iron founders, ineohanical
engineers, manufacturers of ogricul
i urn I implements and other iniichin
ery, metal-founders, workers uud converters, smelters, smith", wood-workers, sawyers, farmers, cuttle-breeders,
stockmen, provision preservers, fishery proprietors, ship-owners, ship
builders, charterers ot vessels, carriers
by sea and laud, shipping agents, co
oiiial and general agents, canal own
era. dock owners, wharfingers, ware
tin seuicn, nnd general merchants:
^(7.) Toiuunufaotuie, buy.Jsell, repair,
alter, and deal in all kinns of plant,
machinery, rolling stock, hardware,
commodities, products, articles, and
things necessary or useful for carrying
out any of the above objects or businesses, or usually dealt in by persons
engaged therein:
(8.) To carry on any other businesses
(manufacturing or otherwise) wbi'h
may seem to the Company capable of
being conveniently carried on in con-
n.otion with any of the above objects or
businesses, or otherwise calculated directly or indirectly, to enhance the
value of or render profitable any of the
Company's property or rights for the
time being:
(9.) To acquire and undertake the
whole or any part of the business,
properly, and liabilities of any person
or company carrying on any business
which this company is authorized to
carry on, or possessed of property suitable for the purposes of this Company:
(10.) To enter into partnership, or
into any arrangement for sharing profits, union cr interests, co-operation,
joint adventure, repiprocal concession,
or ohterwise, with any person or company carrying on, or engaged in, or
about to curry on or engage in, anv
business or transaction which this
oompany is authorized to curry on or
engage in, or any business or transaction ciqiable of being oinutueled so as
directly or indirectly to benefit tbis
Company, and to lend money to,
Imuran ee_the contracts of,or 0 herw ise
assist any m h prson or oompauy,
a d to tak' or otherwise acquire si ares
and s curnies of any such company,
and to sell, hold, re-issue, with or
without guarantee, or othirwisu deal
with the same:
(11.) To sell or dispose of the undertaking of the Company, or any part
thereof for such consideration as the
Company may think fit, and in panic-
ulur for shares, debentures, or securities of any other company having objects nltogthor or in part similar to
those of this company, and to amalgamate with any such company:
(12.) To establish and support or
aid in the establishment and support
ot associations, institutions, funds,
trusts, and conveniences calculated to
benefit employees or ex-employees of
the Company, or the dependents or
lonneotious of such persons, and to
grant pulsions and allowances, and to
make payments towards insurance, and
to subscribe or guarantee money lor
charitable or benevolent objects, or for
any exhibitions, or for any public,
general or useful objects:
(13.) To form, promote, nnd estal;.
Iisb any companies for any purposes
which may seem, directly or indirectly, calculated to benefit this  Com
pany, and generally to carry on and
undertake any businesses, transactions or operations commonly carried
on by pron oters of companies, financiers, concessionaires, contractors for
public and other works, capitalists,
merchants or trade:
(14.) Generally to purchase, take on
1' se. or .n exchange, hire or other" t.e
acquire any real and personal property,
and any rights or privileges which the
Company may think necessary or
convenient for the purposes of its business, and in particular to purchase
or otherwise acquire any patents, brev-
ts, invention, licenses, oonodSSiona
aud the like, conferring any exclusive
or non-exclusive or limited right to
use any invention which may seem
capable of being use I for any
of the purposes ot the Company,
tho acquisition of which niav seem
calculated directly or indirectly
to benefit the Oompauy and to useJJ|ex-
ercise develop or grant licenses in re-
S|M*ct of or otherwise tui'n to account
tne property and rights so acquired:
(10.) To construct improve maintain
repair work manage carry out or control any roailsways, tramways, railways, branches or sidings, bridges,re-
sevoirs. water-courses,wharves, manufactories, warehouse, electric works,
shops,stores, steamers and other works
and conveniences which may seem calculated directly or indirectly to advance the Company 'a interests and con-
trrihute,to subsidize or otherwise assist
or take part in the construction, improvement, maintenance, working,
management, carrying ont or control
thereof, and to enter into any contracts
to undertake for others or providing
for others to undertake any such operations :
(10). To invest and deal wilh the
money of the Company not immediately required, upon such securities or
otherwise, and in such manner as may
from time to time be determined:
(17.) To lend money to such persons and on such terms as may seem
expedient, und iu particular to custom•
e/s and others having dealings with
the Company, and to give any guarantee or indemnity as may seem expedient:
(18 ) To borrow or raise or secure
the payment of money in such other
manner as the Company shall think
fit, and in particular by the issue of ri
bentnres or debenture stock, perpetual
or otherwise, charued upon all or any
of the Company's property (both per-
seut nnd future) luolcding its uncalled capital nnd to redeem or pay off an./
snih securities:
(19.) To remunerate any person or
oompanv for servioes rendered or to he
rendered in placing or assisting
to place or guaranteeing the
placing of any of the shares
in the Company's capital,
any debentures or other securities of
thu Company; or in or about the formation or promotion of the Company
or the conduct of its business:
(20. ) To draw, make, accept, indorse, discount, execute and issue
promissory notes, bills of exchange,
Dills of lading, warrants, debentures
and other negotiable or transferable
(21.) To sell, improve, manage
develop, exobange, lease, mortgage
dispose of, turn to account or other
wise deul with ail or any of the property nnd right- of the Company :
122.) To enter into unj ivrrangon'eiits
with nnv ■ ovuri u.eii.s or   nviliioritu  .
supreme,    Uinnii  pi,   loi   i   oi    other.
.lse, .that '-..I*   ecu   ■ ■ uluc   ■ ti  tin
oni| in} s objects      s the
to ohtaiu from airy -ritcii Governin ul
or an hoirty any rights, priviiegt
and concessions which the Oonipiui}
mui think it desirable to obtain, nnd
in carry out, exeroise anrijeomply with
any such arrangements, rights, privileges and concessions:
(23 ) To take, or otherwise acquire,
nnd hold shares in any other company
having objects altogether or in part
similar to those of this Company, or
carrying on any business capable of
being conducted so as directly or iudi
rectly to benefit this Company:
(24.) To procure the Comnany to be
registered or recognised in British
Columbia or elsewhere:
(20.) To distributi any of the property of the Company among the members in specie:
(26.) To do all or any of the above
t ings in any part of the world, and
.is principals, agents, contractors,
trustees or otherwise, and by or
tiirongh trustees, agents, or otherwise,
and either alone or in coujnnotion
with others:
(27.) To do all snch other things
as are incidental or conducive to the
attainment ol the above object! or any
of them:
And it- is hereby declared that the
word "Company" iu this clause shall
be deemed to include any partner
ship or other body of persons
whether incorporated or not Incorporated, and whether domiciled in the
United Kingdom or elsewhere, aud
the inten*ion is that ihe objects specified in each paragraph of th s clause
shall, unless otherwise expressed in
such paragraph, be regarded as independent objects, and shall be in nowise limited or restricted!)}' referent e to
or inference from; Ihe urins of any
other paragraph or the name of the
Given under my hand aud seal of
office at Vi-toriii, Piovince of Biitish
Columbia, this 15th duv of August.oue
thousand eight hundred and ninety
(.L. S.) S.  Y   WOOTTON,
Registrar    of    Joint     Stock    Companies. 4t.
| Relief Withii) Reach
1 for Suffering Mei).
CKiii'iinins or nil-icon nivi.
SrruATB IN the Nelson MINING Division ok
VVeBT Kootknay liisiioer. -W 'here lo
dated,—On south e&opk ok Golden icino
Mountain   am*  East Slope ok Toau
rpAKK NOTICE thut I. F. 0, (ireen or Nel
X    SOU. SB agent for the Falls View Gold and
Silver Mining Company, Free Minel's Cerliti-
catu No. b111,811!, iatuQUi sixty days from the
dato hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Ccrtiticate of Itiiproveiuo.-ts, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grunt of tho ubovo
Anil further take notico that action, under
section 37, must ho noniuiunot'tl hefuro the issuance of BU'ota CeriilloAto of Improvements,
970 F. C. ORHKN.
Dated this twelfth day of Juno, I6IISI.
We havo been appointed to eupplv to the
suffering male, mjx o' tVeaterii Canada the
re i edlwtued unfailingly hy the laie lir. La-
douceur, nt Paris, Fn" ce.oneof ihe most eminent ii.-..ii, „i men of the age. These prep,ir
alums aro Ihe fruil* of .IS years patient, t-tudy
and research -.nd uro now .proscribed by the lead
inn .pecialisUiin Europe. Wo Kuarantoeacorn*
liloteoiiroinallc.se- uxderla n with the uso
ef these remeili.'s. No hopclesH eases accepted.
Write for fuller information. For heme
treatmontdeserlDeyoursymptomaaa nearly as
you can ami eiiclneo postage for question
l*'n"kK. AU correspondence is strictly confidential.
Pacific  ^ernedij Co..
P. O. ROX 2.12, VAN0OUVEK, B. C.    8
Thos. Dunn b$ Co., L'd.
BlTUATH in tiik Nklson Mining Division ok
West Kootenay Dibtbiot,—Wqbhb i.o-
catkd:—On Toau Mountain noRTHLY
kuom tiik Sn.vKit Kino M:nk.
rpAKK NOTICE that 1, V. C. Green of Nol-
X.    son, as agent for A.  H, Kelly,  F.  M. C.
No. 21,038 A. ii. Buchanan, F. M. C. No. h 11,263,
MINEBS' sllov I 1 s.
111 It   I Ml   siiin  SIIKI,
111 VOIITE   H ME A.M> I A I'M.
Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."
?."'/«''»; 88' 2)'!.75AJBn'l M' !*' 9^HSuh S-l'i':  llionoo South on  Kootenay Strcot to
M. (.No. 21, Ml, intend, Bitty days from the Houston Htrect in said City: thencu Kant on
natoh.ru.,i. ro apply to h.a Mining Reoorder Houston 8ti eel to the Eastern Boundary of tho
foraCo tiflnatoof Impr *ven ontB, tor the pa- ei" i' • -'-" "■•-
polo of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho above
And further tako notice that action, unit, r
section 37, must be eoiumunced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvement*!.
1171 F. C. OREKN, P. L. 8.
Dated this <th day of July; 1899.
Situate in tiik Nki-non Minino Division in
tiik District ok   Wkht   Kootenay.—
Wiikuk Locatki*:—On the Eabt 8iok ok
ea01.k ckkkk.
rpAKE NOTICE that I, Archie Mainwaring-
1    Johnson, acting as agent for the Duncan
Mines, Limited, (foreign,) Free Miner's Curtill
rule \u. 11 11.em. intend sixty days from the
date hereof, 1^, apply to the Mining Recorder
for Certificates of Improvement., for thu pur
pose of obtaining Crown Grants of tho abovu
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must be commenced  before the i.-
suiince of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dutod tliis 6th ilny of July, 1891).
Situate in the Nelson Mining Division in
tiik DisTKioT ok West Kuotenay.-
Whbuk Located:—Between kauuc ami
'i'AKENii'ITi Kthat 1.Archie Mainwaring
I.     lohnun, acting ux agent f*'t'thu let
Mines, Limited,
I'll! 0 No,    III,IV
in »■ i.t i   of. Ei
nu . cl'liltei   ,
r! .   ■.
I. HI,
Free vlni
•i.   ad, • •:.     i»j ■
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.  i       , , i i   -    t. i
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nli I
Cily limits of said City, hefng'a distancVof
(11 101 one mile and onetenth. moro or loan.
Routed. Departing fiom Rout 5 on Stanley
Mre-t at Houston Street; thenco South on
Mauley Street lo tho Pouthorn Boundary of
the city Limits, bolng a distance of (0.211
tvvenlyime hundredths of a mile, more or less.
Rome 7. Departing from Routo 6 on Stanley
Street at Blill Street In said Cily; thenco Kaat
on Mill -trret. to the Eastrn I'oundnrjr ot the
v/tty.of Nelson, being a distance of (0.41 four-
toullis of a mile, more or loss
Dated at Nelson. British Columbia, this
twenty-eighth day of July, A. D„ 1899.
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" A'lLANTA" iMlM-H.ii.
tku:—About fih'it milks v.kht vf Mali.
(Jkeuk and on tiik South riioK ok stkw-
ahtL'hkkk and aiiout two milks kuom
thk Nklhon fit Port e.hbppard kailway.
AlvKNOTICJi; tbat I, \V. J. H. Holmcx of
Kiisiti, H. (j., uniug us iigciit r'tir [t, N. Mc-
Loan, Fro." Miner'a t'ovtilicato No. Ki;i,4.v/,
intend, riixty dnya from iho dato huroof,
to apply to the Mining Hocordor for C'ertitl-
catutaof InipiovcmuntH for the purpose of obtaining Crown UraniH of tho above claims.
Aud further take notico that action under
ricction 37, must, be commenced before the in-
Miunce of t-mch Certificates of Improvement..-..
W.J. H.HOLMES, P. h. S.
Dated this 29th day of July, 1890.
New  Fast   Daily   Service.
EAST   and   WEST.
Optional Routes Eaat trom
Fiv-t-C i-Hs Sli.eperson nil traina from
'101 BIST  OAHH      as*   >i v»li*tokc
Pa  . r 'i i- Mm..i-
.:   hoi     I'   •     .   -    nil   — .. iii-
ii   n
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80 hi   . '.'It r<     ■.    ,    ira,
-    DA11 S   TRAINS   2
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7.00k   Ia.
16. ,0k  L".
in » -■ ii
train  daily  fi
j ilniid.
An- Ul.fiOli
Vn. 19.26k.
noi'lli  inn!
Situate in thk Nelson Mining Division of
Win'r Kootknay District. Where Located:—On Dear Ureek One Mile East
or Ymir.
riiAKK NOTICK that I. J. A. Kirk, aotinsr
X as agent for Uvid Paulin, Free Miners
Ueriiiiiiiiio No. 33,414a, John Harris, Free Min
urn Certificate No. 34,860a and Andrew Dnds,
Free Mleer'sCi-rttftcate No. 21.1)71 a. Intynd, -ixi y
days Irom the date hereof, to apply to tho Mining Recorder lor a Certificate of 1 nipi-m oiiiuiiIh,
for ibo purpose of! obtaining a Orowa Grant of
(ho above claim.
And further lake notice that action, under
section 37, iniiaL be coinu.onccd before the issuance of i-ucli Certitieule of liuprov euients.
J. A. K1HK.
Dated this 27th day of March, 18!IU. 977.
tiuiiii lino via Uobuon, ami except Sun-
da. lor Sandon, Slociiti |iiiiui« and
main line via Slocan City.
Ex. Sun. Str. Kokiiuee Ex. Sun
KiOOk Lv.       NELSON       Ait. 11.00k
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, to Ar-
genta nnd return, leaving Kaslo nt20.00k.
Daily.  Strs, Moyie and Nelson.   Daily.
22.30k Lv.      NELSON      Arr. 2.80k.
Connects  Kootenay   Landing with
Crow's Nest Line trains.
4 hrs-NELSON to ROSSLAND—lira 4
Wo, the undersigned, beiiiKiipplicnntsforlhe
incorporation of a company lobe known us the
NtilMjn itlcctriu Tramway Company. Limited,
hereby give notice that the points between
which it is proponed to build a tramway, and
ihexcneral ruutu of such tramway U as follows:
Houte 1. Starting on a point on Front Street
in the City of Nelbon, at or near its intersection
with Hall dtreot in Httid Citj; thence Southwesterly on Front Street, t'i Ward Strmt in
maid City; thoneo South on Ward Streut to Vernon Si reet. in said City; thouco Kustou Vernon
Streut to Joi-eplnne Street in said City; thence
South on Josephine Street to Maker Street in
said City; being • disUnco of (U.80) eighty hundredths of a mile, more or less.
Route 2. Departing from Houte I on Hakcr
Street Ut lUilway St-fetin said City; thence
Wo>' on Haker Street tit the Western Boundary
of the illy Limit* of mild City, being a distance
of (i).l i) fourteen hundredths of a mile, more or
Kou*e3. IlepiU'tiiiL,*from Route 1 on Haker
Street at Jon phlne street; thencu East ou
Maker Street, lo Cedar Sireot in said City, being a ditsUncu of (0 '£>) twonty-two hundredtlm
of u inih', more or less.
Houte 4. Starting fn in a point on Front
Street »t or near its intersection with Hull
Street; thenco Easterly on Front Street to
Water Street in said City; thenco Kaet on
Water Street to the Eastern Boundary of the
City of Nelson; thence in the Hume Addition
(being HUbdiviNion of Lot 96, Group 1, We-t
Kootenai l>i-trlctf, East on Chatham Street in
said City to Pino Street in said City; thence
North on Hine Street to Anderson Streut in
Bald i.ity: thMiCe North (in f-ubdivision of Lot
68A, Group 1, West Koolenny District!; on Ptno
Street to liohnsen Street iu snid Oity; thence
East, on Uuhnsen Street to Maple Snoot in Httid
City; thoneo North r n Maple to Cottonwood
Street in said City; thenco Euston Cottonwood
Street to Sixth Street in naid City; wilh alternative powers of deviation from the above described route at tho point of crossing the Eastern Houudary of tho City of Nelson, the deviation con-isting of being from WaterStro-t in
tho City of Nelson; thoneo crossing liloek 1 In
"be said Hume Addition; thence crossing An-
lor.soii street, to Oak Street in said City in tho
r-ubdivihionof Lot 68a, Group 1, WestKootonay
District; thence Northeast on Oak Street to
Pine Street; thenco joining the route above '
outlined, tho whole being a distance of (12-10)
one mile and two-tenths, more or less.
Houte 5. Departing from Route 1 on Baker
Street at Stanley street; thence South on Stanley Street to Mines Rood in suid City; thence
For rates and full information address nea
est local agent, or
C. K. BKASLEV, City Passenger Agent,
a W. DREW, Agebt, Nelso
Trav. Pass. AgeDt,       A. G. P. Agett,
Nelson Vaiwonwr
NKLSON LODGE, No. 23. A. P. & A.
M. meets second Wednesday In each
month.   Visiting brethren invited.
Q. L. Lennox, Sooretary.
I.  O. O.  P.     Kootenay Lodge
No. Id, meets every Monday night,
at  theii  Hall, Kootenay sfeet
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
E C Arthur, N. G   John Vanstonc, V. G.
Pred J Squires, Secy
OUR KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meets
1st and d Wednesday In i-ach month In the
KofP all. P W Swanoll.O. D. S. CR.; J R
Green. C.R.: J. Farviss, Secy.
NELSON L.O.L. No. 11192 inoots in tho Mao-
Domild block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clotk. Visiting mombors cordially invited.
John Tovo, W. Jit.; F. J. Ilmdley, R. S.
NELSON AERIE No. 122, F. O. E„ meets
every BOCond and fourth Wednesdays of caoh
month. ViHtting members cordially invited.
J. R. Wray, Secretary.
NELSON LODGE No. 25, K. of P.
ineots in I.O.O.F. hall, McDonald block
every Tuesday evening at 8 o'olook
All visiting knights cordially Invitod
Cius French, O. O.
Geo. Ross K. ot R. and S.
first and third Wednosday of
each month at Fraternity hall,
corner of linker and Kootenay
streets.   Visiting brnthern  cord
ially nvitod.
John Watson, Secretary.
Uruco Craddock, F. M. 0, No 33,722a; R. S. Len I wost on Mines Road to Kootenay Street insaid , 469
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
nelson, b c.


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