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 Weekly Edition No. 419.
Nelson,  British Columbia,  Friday,  November 17,  1899.
Tenth Year
Over One Hundred Men Killed, Wounded
or Missing.
Lieutenant Winston Churchill   Distinguishes Himself-
Tale of Another British Victory at Ladysmith
Brought by a Missionary.
Estcourt, Natal, Wednesday, Nov.
15.—An armored train having on hoard
a half company of the Dnrhan voluu
teer' and a halt company of the Dunlin Fusileers, steamed to Chievelev
early this morning. On its return it
was shelled hy the artillery of the
Boers. Two trucks in front of the en-
gini left the rails and toppled over.
While the train was thus helpless, the
Durhans and Dublins fuced the Boers
in skiiuiishiug order, and the Boers
poured shot aud shell into the crippled train. The .lertiiled wagous were
with great difficulty removed and the
line was cleared. The engine and tender steamed hack during this juncture.
J.ient. Winston Churchill of the
Fourth Hussars, newspaper correspondent of the London Morning Post aud
New York World,displayed much courage. It is feared the Duhlins aud Dur
tans fared I tidly. A tied Cross party
has tone out.
engine has many bullet marks and its
dome cover is smashed as also its automatic exhanst pipe and 25 ton jack
screw. The tender is also pitted with
bullet murks,
It is   rumored that Lieutenant Win-
stjn Churchill is a prisoner.
London, Nov. 1(5. —Specinl dispa.ches
from Estcourt estimate the wounded
and missing of the armored train contingent nt from 1(10 to 150. The missing include Captain Haldane. It is
hoped tlint some escaped over the veldt
and will return to Estcourt in a few
Estcourt, Natal, Nov. 15.—At (i
o'clock this morning the Red Cross
train retnrnod, and reported that o"
meeting the Boer pntr-,1 it was bailed
and asked what was wanted. It was replied that the train had come to relieve
the killed and wounded, The Boers
naked Ur Bristow to make his request
in writing and he complied. Aftei
waiting for two hours another Boer
came and informed Dr. Bnatow that
as General Joubert was far away, uo
answer to the leqnest could be furnished until tomorrow morning. The Boers
snid that if Dr. Bristow would then
return with a white Bag he could count
upon a reply from General Joubert.
Dr. Bristow inquired if there were
many wounded. The Boer replied that
he bad heard there were about seven,
but declined tu give any information
about Chuichill.
Horse opened a brisk fire at a medium ranee, killing several. One mbd
of the Imperial Light Horse wns
The West Yorkshire regiment, the
"Prince of Wales Own," commanded
by Colonel Kitchener, brother ot Lord
Kitchener, of Khartoum, hns arrived
at Estcourt from Durban. The troopB
there "sleep in their boots" nnd the
utmost vigilance is maintained, aud it
is rumored that some important movement is imminent.
Estcourt, Nov. 1(1.—10 a.in.— A mis
sionary, a native, but a reliable maD,
who arrived here yesterday from
Ladysmith, reports that a big right
took place tbere on Friday, Nov. 10.
He says volunteers went oct iu the
early morning and drew rhe enemy
from their positions, where the regular
troops under Sir George White, outmanoeuvred,by jnt flanking the Boers,
administering a crushing defeat, and
inflicting great loss.
More than 200 Kaffirs, the missionary says, were employe 1 by the Boers
in burying their dead and two trains,
each drawn by two engines carried
away the wounded.
Duiban. Nov. Hi,—The Natal Mercury, describing the engagement,savs:
"The enemy apparently opened fire
with a maxim and two nine pounders,
getting the range accurately. The
lire wus so severe that the telegraph
wires and poles were destroyed. Their
guns weie on a kopje covered with
brush wood, aud the sharp shooters
were hidden behind boulders The
Dublins und volunteers fighting an
unequal battle, drove the enemy back,
before the fierceness of the rifle and big
gun fire wus too much for iho brave
little party, which was weakened nt
the outset by tho overturning of the
trucks, hurting several Lieutenant
Churchill's bravery and coolness was
magnificent. Encouraged by him,all
worked like heroes in clearing the lino
to eniible the engine to pass."
Durban, Nov. 1(1.—The Natal Advertiser has a dispatch from Estcourt
whioh says:
"Wheu part of the armored tram wns
overturned hy the Boers tearing up ihe
rails, the British alighted and exchanged volley?, with the Boen. The
engine driver, when the rails were replaced, seeing the situation hopeless,
steamed back to Est*_onrt with a few of
the Dublins and 15 of the Durbuus including Captain Wjlie, who was
wounded, on the tender. The fate of
the remainder of the Durbansand Dublins aud Lieutenant Churchill is unknown. ''
Estconrt, Nov. 16.—Seven of the Dor-
bans have just come in, making 23
missing. Only 15 of tba Duhlins "nave
returned. The naval seven pounder
which was in front of the trnck hnd
fired three shots wbeu it was shattered by the Boer artillery.    The armored
Loudon, Nov. 17.—Misfortune steadfastly pursues tbe employment of armored trains. The misfortunes of which
give the Boers the first and latest victories. On th's last occasion the British seemed to have walked into a deliberate trap, with the re«nlt, according
to the British accounts, that 90 are
either killed, wonnded or missing. Of
these the Fusileers claim 50 anil the
Durban Infantry 40 It is believed that
a few escaped aud that the others are
prisoners, Munv of the wounded were
tin.ught back on the locomotive and
tender of the armored train Captain
Haldane of the Gordon Highlanders,
was attached to tbe Fusileers, and
l other officers were with them. Tbe
: list of casualties is awaited with ereat
j anxiety. In time of trouble Lieutenant Winston Churchill has proved bim-
I self more a soldier than a correspond
|cnr, arifi his gallantry is highly praise.:
on nil sidKs The minor of the death
of General Joubert i6 discredited. It is
understood that the War Office has
news tbat he is still directing affairs.
Ir is also rumored from Fiurerrnaritz-
burg that the Boer losses at Ladysmith
on Thursday were heavy, and included
General Lucas Meyer, who wns either
killed or wounded. The report as lo
General Joubert probably arose from
the fact that his wife has left the Brer
camp at Ladysmith for the Free Slate.
According to the Pietermaritzburg
correspondent of The London Outlook
rumors are current in the Natal capital
that the Boers contemp'ate a retreat.
It is not policy,however, to attach importance to such reports which are
spread w 1th a view of luring General
White, if possible to abandon his defensive attitude. Similar rumors aie
current regarding tho Boers nt Mllfe-
king aud aro spread industriously by
native spies.
Special dispatches from Lorenzo
Marquez, say that iho Transvaal Government is exercising a severe censorship orer all war news, and will nut
allow newspapers to leave the country.
One correspondent savs the Boers are
hurrying new commands to Ladysmith
nnd are declaring that the place must
fall speedily iu order to liberate their
forces so that these may go to meet
Geueral Buller's advance.
The latest dispatches from Estconrt
regarding the armored train engagement say the train was capsized by an
explosion, presumably of dynamite
The engine returned to Estconrt with
two dead Fusileers and the following
wonnded banging on : Captain Wylie,
three uon-commissioued officers and
nine privates, all volunteers Another
Estcourt corresoondeut says:
"A Boer contingent of :Jo0 men came
south of Frere on Wednesday, and two j
companies of mounted troops, Imperial
Light Horse and Natal Carbineers, en- '
gaged tbem eight miles from Estcourt. !
the Boers occupied a strong position in
a   kopje.    The     Carbineers     worked
around on their right and  drove   them
back, whereupon   the   Imperial  Light I
London, Nov. 10.—The Times pub
lishes the following dispatch from
Pietermaritzburg, dated Wednesday,
Nov. 15.—"Estcourt is short of artillery. The garrison may retire to the
Mooi River, southward tonight in case
a strong force of Boers should advance The enemy's intention is to
keep back the British relieving force. "
According to a special dispatch from
Lorenzo Marquez, General Lucas Meyer
has gone to Pretoria, for his health.
Morev.iver, a difference of opinion exists among the eoinuiauders. The
Boers military counsel wants the anuy
moved elsewhere but General Joubert
insists that Ladysmith mnst fall   first.
The postal authorities at Dnrhan open
nud inspect all letters from Delagos
Loudon, Nov. 1(1 —The Capetown
correspondent of The Standard says he
has heard from an old resident who has
just left the Orange Free State that the
war is very unpopular there, and thnt
npiirt from the Government itself, the
attitude of the people, who consider
themselves bound to England, is very
half-hearted, thnt disaffc tion and
disobedience is spreading in the ranks
or the Free State troops, and tbat the
Burghers would welcome any pretext
ro return to their homes.
of Canada, and it is feared that even a
moderate proposition looking toward a
compromise could not be framed that
would receive the approval of both
This is, however, believed to be true
ouly of the present time. The recent
extraordinary developments of tbe Cape
Nome gold fields ut the expense of the
population of Klondike may possibly
make the question easier of adjustment
in the futnre by diminishing tho value
of the issnes betweeu rhe two countries. Once the Klondike is relegated
to its former condition, aud tho incentive to icacli it from the sea is removed, it is felt that there will be a diminishing desire on tlie part of Canada
to claim a sea port.
Durban, Nov. 13.—The Pretoria
Volkstcm announces that Blake, the
American colonel of the Irish-Boer brigade, and Vaiideu, the   commander of
the   Johannesburg   police, have   been
Lorenzo Marquez, Nov. 16.—A local
newspaper reports that Ladysmith was
subjected to a very heavy bombardment all day Tuesday and that at midnight all the cannon on the hills surrounding the town opened tire simultaneously pouring in shells from all
points. Several buildings were set
afire and could lie distinctly seen from
the hills, the paper asserted.
London, Nov. 111.—A dispatch from
Pietermaritzburg, says a letter has
been received there from Mr. Lloyd,
commissioner of agriculture, usserting
that all was well on tho 9th, that the
boiubnrdmeiit continued, but without
damage, and that the residents occupied caves during the day time.
(This presumably refers to Lady-
siuitb.—ED )
Loudon, Nov. Hi.—The transport-
Mohawk, having the 12th Lancers on
hoard has arrived at Capetown. The
transport Armenian With three batteries of artillery has reached Durban.
American Government Waiting Till
Klondike is Worked Out.
Washington, D. O., Nov. 10.—Th«
indications are decidedly against a reopening in the immediate future of negotiations looking to a permanent adjustment of the Alaskan boundary
question. It can be stated positively
that there have been absolutely no exchanges on this subject between the
two Governments since the return to
this country of tho British Ambassador, Lord Pauncefote. The modus
viveudi which was adopted to define
temporarily the respective rights of
the two poits is working satisfactorily
and there is said to bo no reason just
now for pressing forward toward a solution of the permanent boundary issue. The Federal administration has
about convinced itself that there is little chance of securing the approval of
the Senate to any permanent treaty defining the boundary line which at tbe
same time would   secure the  adhesion
The Premier   Attacked  For   Showing
Favor to Socialists.
Paris, Nov. 16.—In th? debate in the
chamber today after a speech from M.
Motte, Republican, who created a great
uproar among the left by attaoking
socialism, the Premier, M. Waldeok-
Ronsseau, said the situation must be
cleared up before discussing party programmes. "At the present moment he
added, duty dictates concord and union
nulling all divisions, in the work of defence and solidarity." The remark
caused applause from the left. The
most urgent matter before the chamber, he added, was that anti-Ropubli-
can peril. The Government, the Premier pointed out, asked to be judged on
its acts, and projects before tbe oh amber. He denounced the machinations
of the enemies of the Republic, and
justified the trial of the conspiracy
cases by the High Court on the gronnd
that everything was preparing for ad
insurrection and said:
"We did not think we-ought to
wait until the coup d'etat was accomplished. In fact, the chamber will do
us that justice (leftist npplanse). Tho
Governnient will respect concord, hut
will never confuse the state nnd recognize with the clergy certain religious
orders which are increasing i"i ;iower
and becoming more and more menacing. ''
These remarks were greeted with renewed leftist cheers and rightist pro
tests. The Premier concluded with
saying the Government's programme
was ' inspired by the wish to constitute a society strong enough to ensure
resppct for the opinion of every one
and to impose respect for Republican
institutions. Our programme will be
to servo as a rallying flag for all Republicans."
Foinier Premier Meline snid he required neither reaction nor revolution.
aud condemned the policy of the Government in giving socialists access to
power. He then asserted that the High
Court trial shonld have been sent before the ordinary courts, which drew
forth violent leftist protests.
The speaker also said he opposed Ihe
programme of the Government and tbe
treatment of General Negrier. and said
he wanted a conciliatory and not au
aggressive policy, as the country needed international peace iu order to turn
its attention to foreign matters. Centralist applause  followed tins  remark,
Several orders of the day were then
presented and M. Waldeck-Rousseau
accepted a motiou reading that the
"Chamber, approving tbe acts of the
Governnient in defence of the Republic proceeds to the order   of  the day. "
This was adopted by a vote of 340 to
215. The vote was rocehed with
loud leftist shouts of "Vive la Repub-
lique." The chnmbei then adjourned.
He uud His Government   Making Desperate Efforts to Escape.
Manila, Nov. 16.— Aguinaldo and his
Government are said to be making
desperate efforts to escape to Biiyom-
bong. All Information lure is that he
is still in the lower country. Lieutenant Johnston, with a troop of thirty
cavalry captured yesterday nt San Nicolas, 12 barrels containing the wardrobe of Aguinaldo's wife, some personal effects, the rectuds of tbe secretary of war and uineh commissary and
medical supplies.
Sennra Aguiualdo probably escaped
over the divide.|but the Secretary of
War is thought to be inside the lines.
Thomas W. Hayes, a civilian and
Calvin S. Davis, of the ltlth Infantry
who were, held prisoners by the insurgents have been rescued.
Ottawa. Out., Nov. 16.—There is n
move on foot among the mill owners
nnd lumber dealers to establish an uniform standard grade iu lumber, iu the
future, with tbe view of putting all
dealers on equal footing.
That Border Town Is Now Safe From All
Daring and Effective Sortie Under Oaptain FitzClarence,
The Grand Attack Repulsed—White's
Reinforcements Arriving-
Capetown, Nov. 15.—An undated |
dispatch from Mafeking received by
a runner via Magalapye, Wednesday,
Nov. 8, says that today all is quiet,
but we bave been bombarded pretty
heavily all the week. On Friday
night Oaptain Fitz Clarence nnd Lieutenant Swinburu, with "D" squadron
of the Protectorate regiment made a
miiguificeut bayonet charge npon the
Boers entrenchments driving them
from their position and bavonetting a.
number of Boers, who lost heavily.
The charge was most gallant and determined. The party could not hold
tlio trenches and lost six meu killed,
two prisoners and nine wounded in
their retirement. We expect a general
attatk tomorrow. The bombardment
has beet most ineffectual. Every one
remains under shell proof cover. So
far the shells have only wounded one
man. The enemy i.* using one 94-
ponnder howitzer and six other guns
from seven to 14-pounners. The town
is most cheerful, and determined to re.
sist nil attacks to the utmost.
Only   55   of "D" squadron weie engaged in the attack, though  they weie
assisted   by   the   flanking   fire of   tin-
(runs of the   Cape Police.    Tho   Boers
made a desperate attempt to drive bad
the British   and  their  entrenchment'
opened a terrific nre in every direction, |
Ihe flash of rifles lighting up   tho   en- |
tire position.    A hail of bullets ratt'ett I
on the roofs of the houses.
Upon   completing   a  circuit   of the
Boer front and   the   line of   trenches,
the British withdrew   iu   independent i
lines of  retreat   covered uv the   flank j
fire from the Cape Police.
The Boers continued to tire vollevs at j
intervals during rhe   night.    The Boer !
loss is estimated at one hundred killerl
and wonnded.    The   Boer   commander'
informed an officer iu charge of a   flag
of truce that he   estimated the attnek- [
ing squadron nt 1,000  and, he   added, j
he was   not   aware   that   the   British
foroes   at   Mafeking   were   so   large.
The Boers   were   observed from Mafe- [
king burying the dead all day long.
London, Nov. 10. —A dispatcn to The
Daily Mail from Mafekiug, sent by
way of Magalapye, because the runners
scut southward weie unable to traverse
the Boer lines gives an interesting account of the fighting during the last
week in October. The corresponded
"After the failure to rush tho town,
General Cronje had recourse to the
tactics employed during Ihe siege of
Potoherstroom in 1888, making an nd-
vanco to the town by a succession of
trenches in echelon. Such a move had
been anticipated by us for su.no time
and for that reason there hnve been
sent ont parties to worry the Boers
incessantly bj night attacks. These
tactics the enemy disliked, hut he contented himself with a daily shelling
fire, which exposed him to lit'le personal risk. Then Colonel Badeu-Powell played bis trump card by sending
out FitzClnrence's parly to worry tho
occupants of tbo trenches. The little
force stole out silently in the dark-
nesB. Not a shot wns tirod, and tinmen fixed bayonets, creeping rather
than walking along the veldt,and gradually approached the chief Boer position, near the race course. Then us
they closed iu, there was a shrill
screech, it was FitzClnrence's signal
for the onslaught. A ringing British
cheer, which tho listeners back in
onmp caught up, Alien the daiing
party dashed Into the trenches. There
was a tearful ntruggle, the attaoking
force  catching   aud  buyout ttiug   the
Boers nnder the tnrpaulins where they
crouched, crying for mercy. At least
fifty bayonets got to work and the
havoc they wrought was terrible.
For just a moment there w;.s no systematic return fire ; but then a perfect
storm of bullets poured in from the
trenches to the rear. Again Fitz
Clarence's whistle sounded. It was
"Ceasefire and scatter homeward."
Th) British forces 'battered silently,
crossing back under the furious fire iu
the daikness to the appointed rendezvous, where the roll wus called. Colonel Baden Powell met and congratulated Captain Fitz Clarence and his
tiicn upon their splendid work, saying
that ii wns a heavy price lo pay, but
that the liners had to be stopped making riilt* trenches within range of the
town. The members of the parly aro
now the envy and pride of the garri-
■ ."i. Eves the Boer Commatioer
Botha, expressed his admiration of tbe
attank, nnd aided that ho would tako
Mi felling ere long, for he meant to do
ne thiug or the other.
Sunday passed quietly, tho volunteer
and iln.ving iu the Women's laager.
All Sin.day night the Boers ponrod
ii rifle fire Into the town. It was set
-icing nft*-r diuii. r ou Sundav evening,
,iien (.ol* nel Baieii-Powell hoisted a
red lamp on tbe Cominanage which
wns the signal of Captain FitzClar-
•■iice's night attack, Thu rnso answered splendidly. Tne moment the light
appeared the Boers opened fire and
ihcir fusilade lasted the whole night
"There bad beeu a tremenduous
waste of ammunition, Indeed it is estimated that 80,000 rounds of hall cartridges were wasted on the occasion of
the night attack ou the Boer trenches.
Double rations have been served out to
the men, who are under shelter, so as
toa be on the safe side if fhe Boers
shnuld sweep the town by a long range
rifle fire. The garrison is banging on
finely. Colonel Baden-Powell hns tho
fullest confidence iu everybody, and
espeolally iu the matter of implicit
obedience to tho order to bold tho firo
until th Boers get to closo range.
"The shelling continued all Sunday
at intervals. About 1 o'clock in the
afternoon, General Cmuio sent in u
(lag of truce, giving Mafeking u last
ohanoe to  surrender at the nth  hour.
While the Hag was receiving attention,
the heavy bombardment continued.'
The dispatch then describes General
Crnnic's great attack of Mojday, the
details of which have already been
cabled from Colonel Badon-PuwcH's
ollicial despatches.
"The end came," says the cone*
spondent, "after five hourB fighting,
The enemy retired, being heavily beaten for ull time so far ns Mafeking Is
concerned. It wus the hotli-t day oi
the siege. The firing wns terrific, the
lioers evidently recognizing that tho
way into Mafeking, if any, was by a
kopje which was gallantly defended by
Colonel Walford'i'men. The garrison
is jubilant while the Poers have been
hurled back in disorder to their laager,
und will have to content themselves
with a long range bombardment unless
they are strongly reinforced. The enemy lost heavily.
"Five hours after the fighting litre
had been rolled back, two wagons went
slowly aioug their position, picking
up th*' dead and wonnded. Tbe kopje
resembled a shambles aftei the fight.
All the meu wire killed by bullets or
shells. The look out tower was shot
to pieces, while even Ihe saddles of the
horses wire fearfully battered. Tho
whole place was simply smashed up by
the cone ntrated lire uf seven guns and
a thousand rifles.''
Nelson Daily Miner
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least cause of satisfaction with the recent engagements will be the fact that
the General is nobly redeeming himself. He was mado the subject "of
ranch sharp criticism for the mishap
to the Dublin Fusileers and the Glou-
costershires, and he was manly enough
to take the blame before it was attributed to him ; but it is not clear yet
that the blundering was all his, and in
any case those who  have some knowl-1 would gladly see  her meet disaster  in
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nurse whatever prejudices he chooses,
but Minister Tarte is expected to be a
British subject before all else aud to
proclaim the fact from the housetops
if necessary. No one would tronhle
Citizen Tarte, but all are obliged to
take note of Minister Tarte. He is the
dominant nhnracter ot tho Government.
Tho Premiei is but putty in his
hands.    France   hates    England,   and
Under an entirely new condition of
things, brought about by forces aud
influences for which the mine owners
are in uo way responsible, a new
scale of wages became necessary, and
because the miners will accept nothing less than the old wage under the
old conditions a writer in a local paper
siys they have been locked out and
this supposed situation is made the
subject of a long article. It is ono of
the most extraordinary contributions
that have yet appeared, the writer
begging with amazing assuranoa every
question that has been matter for dispute. It is worth while to notice some
of his statements, if only to show how
far it is   possible   to  carry   unreason.
It is said that hundreds of miners
are forced to leave the country and seek
employment elsewnere, because of the
shameful conduct of the mine cwners
in refusing to offer more than three
dollars for eight hours' work. Why
forced? Is the minor starving who
getB eighteen dollars a week? In nine
cases out of ten he has no one to provide for but himself. If he cannot live
on eighteen dollars a week, and make
a conif irtable provision for the rainy
day besides, there is something seriously wrong with him. The man who
runs away from eighteen dollars a
week is not suffering for the want of
work, aud the attempt to hold him up
as an object of compassion is a very
silly one. Another statement is to the
effect that the miners are not tho best
judges aB to their physical endurnuoe,
and it was on tbis account their day's
work was regulated for them. Poor,
innocent miners. They never know
when they are tired, aud out of pity
for them those two wise and experienced laborers, Mr.Bnmj nnd Mr. Cotton,
decide for them how many hours a day
they can work without endangering
their health. Tbey are expected to
shnt their eyes and open their mouths,
and take whatever is givon to them by
tho politicians in Victoria, who kuow
moie about mining than the miners
themselves. One is in some doubt
whether to call this simplicity or imbecility.
We nre told the Government were ]ns-
tified in stepping in to make eight
hours the regulation day, because iu
doing so they were only putting themselves in line with the British Government. We can all be charitablo enough
to hope that this statement is made in
ignorance. The British Governnient
bavo never interfered to crente trouble
between the employed and their employers, nor have they taken from the
Queen's subjects the liberty to sell
their labor as they please, on pain ot
Hue and imprisonment. The history
of the British Parliament ami nation
will be seaiched iu vain for any not or
principle or polioy which will serve
as precedent or example for the legislation that has unsettled the mining
industry of the Province, and provoked
angry contention and conflict where
before was harmony.
These are only a few of the long
string of gems that is made to serve as
adornment to a cartoon so coarse tbat
every person of right feeling in the
City must reguid it with disgust, and
so absurd nnd inappropriate as to excite
general ridicule. We should hope that
soli-respecting inineis themselves
would be tho first and loudest to express their disapproval, for a cause
that is made to depend ou the suppoit
of such nrguuii uis and pictorial illus
trillions is certain to invite  suspicion.
edge of his career felt assured that he
would make opportunities, if at all possible, to wipe out whatever stain there
might be. He did much to this end
last W2ek, and now that it is demonstrated the Boer forces are not as formidable as feared there is every probability he will do more before the campaign is much older.
Tho only possible anxiety now is as
to provisions and ammunition, and
with respect to these the information
is assuring, As fus as known rhere in
uo scacrily of either. The Boer
strength iu Nnliil was estimated at 18,-
000 to 1)5,000; it is doubtful if General
Joubert can have more than £0,000 at
present to engage iu the investment of
f.ndysuiith. General White hns nearly,
if not quite, ball that number, including the thousand or so bluejackets. His
artillery strength is considerable.
There nre thirty-four lo-pouuder field
guns, three li-pouuders from the Powerful, two quick-firers captured from
the Boers, aud eight seven or niue-
pouuder muzzle-loaders belonging to
the Natal militia. It is presumed that
Ladysmith is a defensible position,
otherwise it would not have been occupied. On even terms oue Britisher
is as good as two Boers ; with a good
defensible position to aid them, there
is no fear of General White's 10,000
being more than a match for all the
force General Joubert can bring
against them.
Before many divys there will ho a diversion in the south, and once the Nutal division is free to mnve on rhe
offensive the Boers will begin to discover that th,) situation is growing uncomfortably warm for them. One of
the best nuthorities in England puts
the entire Boer forceB under rather
than over 45,001). Against these in a
short time will be 48,000 British, to
which aro to be added 10,000 from Natal, 7,000 from Cape Colony, and 3,000
Canadians and Australasians. General
Buller will only have to distribute
these accoiding to.hittplan of campaign
to convince the Boers that their game
is up. It may not be well to be too
hopeful on the strength of the successes of last week, but it is by no
means improbable that tho°e who predicted a short an/1 decisive campaign
may be right after all.
With a plentiful supply of provisions
and ammunition, there need be no further apprehension ns to the fate of
General White's command, The immense sigh of relief that has gone np
all over the Empire, on receipt of intelligence of tbe last engagements
around Ladysmith, testifies to the
painful anxiety over the situation
there, notwithstanding the many expressions of confidence that the troops
would be able to hold their own. That
confidence on the part of the better
informed wonld seem to have been
well placed. Tbe besieged General who
oan sally out and infliot such punishment aB tbe Boers received last Thursday and Friday cannot bo said to be
bard pressed. Indeed, be is almost iu
a position to beoome tbe uggressor,
although it is not likely so cautious a
man as General WBite will be iu u
hurry to take that character. Another
sortie or two, with further severe punishment, will  be   reiiuired before  he
the Transvaal; Mr. Tarte is French.
When it was proposed to send a Canadian contingent, not in response to a
call" but to show our "sympathy
and our resolution to be one with the
Mother Country in tier time oi trial,"
Mr. Tarte's French asserted itself and
he endeavored to defeat out purpose.
He played upon the weak Premier,
and induced him to raise objections
and to suggest difficulties that would
make it impossible to furnish tho aid
intended. A Minister of such influence aud power, who is French before he
is British, may some day shame us. He
would have shamed ns on this occasion if the violence of tho pnblic in-
dignutiou had not frightened the Premier into action.
Unless to gain some notoriety for
himself, we do not know wby Mr. J.
Castell Hopkins should have engaged
in a correspondence with Mr. Turte
on the question of the Canadian contingent. A study of the letters fails
to disclose any useful purrose that
.has been served by it. And it can
hardly be said to have beon necessary
iu order to keep Mr. Tarte in the public mind. His course in opposing the
dispatch of a Canadian battalion is
not likely to be forgotten for ninny a
day, and jnst at present it is keeping
the Government organs in a condition
of mind bordering on distraction.
They dure not denounce Mr. Tnrte, a
political soldier of fortune who could
destroy Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Quebec,
and they writhe with pain and shame
in excusing him.
It has afforded our French Minister
an opportunity to reduce bis opposition
to a ground that h not so apt to *;xc,ite
publio indignation ns the broader oue
of his natural sympathies. "What I
object to," he savs, "is that we are
called upon to raise troops and to pay
money without having any rigbt whatever of representation in Imperial
councils," A sentence from a recent
speech of Lord Rosobery's is sufTieicnt
answer to this. Speaking at Bath and
referring to tho assistance oi the Colonies as evidence that the contest was
with a world-wide Empire,ho corrected
himself nud said: "No, not their
assistance, for, thank God, we
can do without that: but to
show their sympathy and their
resolution to ho one with the Mother
Country in the hour of trial." Canada
was not culled upon to lake part. To
be called upon implies authority tu
enforce obedience. There was no pretension of that kind on the one side
nor fear of it on the other, ns Mr.
Tarte knows. What Canada did was
not under comuulsion, but voluntarily
and through feelings of loyalty und
It was a free-will offering, and Mr.
Tarte did all he conld to prevent its
being made. He did it because he wns
uot in sympathy with the sentiment
thnt inspired it. Ho could not be.
Over in Paris a few months ago he
spoke of Fiance as "his countrj."
When chided for flying the French flag
on a Canadiau Government vessel
when employed on an official cruise,
he said : "I shall go out of the Government when I have not the liberty
to float the dear flag of France. " Another recent remark of his   was:   '"If
Now that Lord Pnuncefote has returned to Washington, it is thought
the Alaskan Boundary matter will bo
taken up iu earnest aud a permanent
agreement reached. Such is the expression of a recent dispatch from the
United States capital. The question
hns been pending for so long a time
that almost any settlement would be
welcomed. There will require to be
very substantial concessions from 0110
side or tho other, however, before a
settlement of any kind can come within the region of possibility. At present the parties are so wide apart that
the case seems hopeless, The Washington authorities refuse to aribtrato the
main point in dispute, nnd to compromise on all the claims they set up
would involve the surrender of important material interests on the part of
Canada, whatever character the compromise might take. For ninny rja-
sojB an early settlement is desirable
The very iiaturo of the dispute renders
it certain that as timo goes on the
difficulties will increase. This is one
strong reason for immediate aotion.
Then the recent development in Yukon makes it highly important that
Canada should learn as early as possible what arc her precise rights with
respect to coasting privileges. This is
a matter of especial interest to British Columbia, and if our Government
have any influence in relation to it
they should impresB upon tho Canadian Commissioners tho necessity that
exists for some sort of 11 settlement ut
On tho face of it the dispute would
seem to he a very simple affair. An
old treaty professes to define the boundary, but different meanings nre attached to the wording of it. There ought
to be no difficulty here which two
Governments inclined to a fair and
honorable settlement could not overcome. They could first agree ou a tribunal of abritration, nad then decide
to leave to it the interpretation of the
treaty, binding themselves to abide
by its judgment whatever it might be.
The United States will not do this,
however. It claims that there ure circumstances which put arbitration out
of tho question. For example, one of
the Americnu Ooniniissioiinis, Mr.
Foster, in a recent address maintained
that as far baok us the seventies tbe
United Suites had occupied Ihe dispot
ed territory with its army; had established post offices and post routes, custom houses, and Government nnd mission schools; bad collected customs
duty and patrolled the Lynn Canal;
had accepted tho allegiunco of the lull inns and had taken censuses, nud hnd
exercised other rights of 80/ereignty,
all without a single protest on the part
of tbo British or Canadian Govern
nients. In addition to all this, two
considorable towns, Dyea ant! Skng-
way, havo grown up within recent
years under the protection of the
Amcrioan Hag. It must be admitted
Unit these uro conditions which nre
not usually submitted to arbitration.
It is claimed, too, as evidence that
Great Britain accepted tlu American
rendering of the treaty, that in 1839
the Hudson's Bay Oompauy leased the
entire strip in dispute from Russin,
with the consent of both Governments,
nnd that when the matter was made
the subject of ou investigation by a
Special Committee of tho Commons
in 18,i7 testimony in regard to nil
the facts was takeu, and a Canadian
representative present made no objection nor did ho dispute the fact of the
This latter matter is probably susceptible of a satisfactory explanation, but
with regard to the others it may be
stated that in every instance of what
appeared to be occupation the Canadian authorities claim that a protest
was entered. These matters are mentioned as examples of the many points
in dispute. They reduce the question
to one of mere bargaining, und in such
cases the Americans want everything
their own way. II Lord Pauncefote
can prepare the ground for sue ;essful
negotiations he  will score a  brilliant
Discussing the probahle defeat of the
Government, The Victoria Colonist
says: ''Some people say that Mr. Semlin is entitled to a dissolution. He is
entitled to nothing nf the kind. It
rests solely with the Lieutenant-Governor to say whether or not he shall
have a dissolution." There is no
doubt as to that; the Lieutenant-Governor is absolute in the matter, and
can give or refuse a dissolution. We
havo never heard that any oue disputed tbis. That is not to say, however,
that Mr. Semlin, iu the event of his
defeat, would not be entitled to ask
for 11 dissolution, which is quite another matter. We think he would, and
the opinion is based on the practice
both in Canada and Great Britain. It
was under the Premiership of Mi.
Turner the last elections were held.
The Governor snid he did not carry
the Province,and Mr. Semlin was called upon to form a Government. It
was Mr. Semlin's privilege even then
to ask for 11 dissolution, if h« entertained any doubt of a working majority; but as he did not. he Ined his
fortune without aud got through with
the first session. Shonld detent overtake him now ho could Jay to the
Lieiileiiant-Goavernor that he desired
a dissolution, believing that ho enjoyed the confidence of the country,aud if
faithful   to   the practice   in   all   snch
uses His Honor would be bound to
give it to him. The principle is that
a Premier is entitled to 0110 general
election. Of course the Lieutenant-
Governor has the power to refuse, but
that does not disprove the practice
The discussion may bo au unprofitable
one, but as the point has been raised it
is just as well that there be a proper
understanding of it,
to   declare   myself   a   British   subject
would prevent 1110 from being French, I success aa the  crowning  achievement
then I would refuse  to call myself a of his diplomatic career.
Many Canadians have no donbt been
anxious to hear something of Mr.
Blake. A few years ago he left Canada to help the Irish Nationalists in
the Imperial House of Commons to obtain Home Rnle. Some of those a-
tionalists inolnding the leaders. h:*ve
beeu expressing much sympathy for the
Boers, and railing at ihe Governnient
aud the nation generally for going to
war with tnem There was nover any
doubt of Mr. Blake s patriotism and
loyalty while in Canada, and there
was amity to know whether in this
Transvaal trouble he was sitting with
his Irish colleagues or remaining in.e
to Queen and Empire. A recent cable
dispatch relieves the suspense. He
'ins takeu oooasl in at a publio meeting
to speak out. Ho is as thoroughly British as ever he was. Association with
the Nationalists bus not ocrupted his
loyalty, which is its fervent iu ibis
Transvaal affair as ii wn« or could
be iu a bi ut with Russia. This will
be gratifying to all Canadians, w bo
are naturally prond of their distinguished countrymen, although his
more Intimate friends did not requite
this or any testimony to bis unswerving loyalty.	
An Ottawa dispatch Bays that Dr.
Borden is likely to retire from tbe
Government, and tbat bis place "as a
Nova Scotian" will probably betaken
by Mr. D. C Fraser. If Cabinet positions are to go by Provinces it is time
1I1111 the cliiim of British Columbia was
lieiug considered. At present it is the
only one not represented. The farthest
East, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces, have a most marked preponderance of Cabinet influence. Two important portfolios, Finance and Mili-
tin, are held by Nova Scotia; New
Brunswick has Hallways and Canals,
und liitle Prime Edward Island, Marine nnd Fisheries. The big speudiug
Department of Public Works is held by
Quebec. The ouly portfolio of conse-
qnence in the considerable portion of
Canada west of Quebec is that of the
Interior, bold by Manitoba, British
Columbia Lns nothing, great or small.
If it had, tin re is at least the probability that this Piovince would re-
oi-ivu something approaching a fair
share of public expenditure, n share
siitiiewli.it in proportion to her contribution lo the public revenue.
Canada lias risen to tho fifth place in
the ranks of gold-producing countries.
The amounts for J8BK nro given in a
report made bv the Director of the
United States mint. Remarking on
these, The Nanaimo Herald says: "If
Canada had a mint cf her own the
amount sot down to her credit would
undoubtedly bo much larger, as a very
considerable proportion of the gold of
Yukon und British Columbia goes directly to tin. United Slates and is in-
cluded in the gross output of that
country." Possibly it would be an advantage to hnve a mint of our own,
but wo shall be depending on a broken
reed if we rely on a representation of
tbis kind to get it for us. Gold is
smuggled out of the Yukon to evude
the royalty, in what quantity can only
be conjectured, but it ia impossible
to believe that it goes to swell the
product of the United States. The
mint authorities must of necessity
know where the gold comes from, and
they are surely not so dishonest as to
put down to the credit of the United
States what is brought in from other
countries. Our own authorities should
know exactly what goes out cf Canada,
always, of course, excepting the quantity amuggled ; and the fact that we
arc thus cheated is less an argument
for a mint than for a reductiou of the
Referring to the immunity from interference in tbis Transvaal shindy, a
writer says tbat it is duo in the first
place to the existence of the United
States as a factor in the words's affairs,
and, next, to the attitude of the German Emperor. These nre influences
that hnve not been withont substantial
effect; hut the most potent of nil has
doubtless been the skillful diplomacy
of Lord Salisbury, who, durinc the
post half dozen years, has proved him
selr' to bo 0110 of fhe ablest Foreign
Secretaries in the history of the nation,
In the East and in the Far East he
was confronted with problems of the
most delicnt" and dilli lult nature, and
was successful in all of them. His
grent ability is attested in the fact that
Britain is having n free hand in the
Soudan. If the United States is a fac
tor in the world's affairs today, in
stead of years heuoo, it is because Lord
Salisbury, seeing advantage in it. to
tha general peace and prosperity, hastened tho development by u policy skillfully planned and carried to 11 successful issuo with infinite lubor und patience. Tin bus played on strings reaching to every quarter of tho world, and
in every case with tho ability of 11
The Sardinian, with the Canadian
contingent,should be as far us Iho Capo
Verde Islands by tbis time, Another week should bring her within
sight of the Cape. British transports
nre arriving thiok and fast. Tho first,
which was ordered to continue to Durban, should have reached that port not
later than Sunday. By the end of the
week reinforcements should be getting
within hailing distance of Ladysmith,
nud if all go woll until then the
Boers will begin to renlise that Natal
is getting too hot for them.
With good weather anil good luck
generally, the Sardinian with the Canadian contingent onght to have covered a third of the distance to Cape Town
by this time. By tho 24th she
should reach her destination. Our soldiers will be landed in plenty of time
to be given an opportunity to smell
Boer gunpowdar, and when tbey do
Canadians will await with confidence
the intelligence that they bave undergone the ordeal with distinguished
Tho Americans' latest ambuss doi
to St. James's, Mr. Choato, has fallen
captive to the British, like his predecessors. Less than 11 vear previous to
his appointment, Mr. Cboate had none
but bitter things to say of Great Britain ; now he is lo 'ked ttruis with
the whole British nil'ion and declaring that Americans aro proud of
their relationship. Thus it happens
to ull of thorn. An Ameriosn has only
to go over to England, and study the
people there and see for himself Ihat
the United States is uot the only country in the world, to get his prejudices
rnbbed off. As fast ns they go over
thny cease to bo Americans only nnd
expand into Anglo-Saxons. Nearly
half a century ago Oliver Wondell
Holmes saiil that good Americans,
when they died, went to Paris. Thut
is changed now. In theso days good
Americans, when they die, go to London. 	
It is to be hoped that Mr. Cotton is
giving his best consideration to tbe
disturbed condition of the mining in
dustry in Southern British Colnmbia,
Outside of Rossland, production is nl-
most entiiel.i suspended. The siiun-
lion is becoming more and mnro unsatisfactory. It is due to the interference of the Legislature, nud
the Legislature is expeoted to take
the earliest opportunity to repair
the injury as far as it can. it cannot
by an Act restore tho harmony that
was so wantonly destroyed, but it
cuu free labor of the restrictions put
upon it hy the Eicht-Hour lnw nnd assure capital that it has rights which
are dpserving of rispect. If it will
do these things, we can trust to time
to restore the old harmony. Mr. Cotton is master of the Government, and
the Province is looking to him to tnke
action in the matter.
Tho Miner strongly urged the Provincial Govornuicnt to mnke provision for a minciul display at tho Earl's
Court Exposition iu Loudon, which
ended with October lust. But no
amount of persuasion could move them.
The Exposition was a grent success,
tho attendance rnnning up into the
millions. The Biitish Columbia R
view, published ill London, thinks the
Province made a great mistiike in not
being represented. Other Loudon journals that tako a special interest in
Canada have expressed similar opinions. No donbt they are right; it was
a mistake, but quite in line with the
polioy pursued by ihe present Govern
ment in respect to the mining indns
try. That policy is to injuro rather
than help its development, in which
they have managed tn succeed so far as
to throw the whole business into confusion.
"We are going to niak.i history,"
says Dngonut iu The Referee, Loudon,
"aim wo are going to lunke it pretty
fast. Behind the battles and tho rumors of battles in South Africa lies a
compact entered into between Great
Britain an a groat. European Power
which will show tbe world somo startling developments ns soon as victory
has crowned the British arms nud
made the way clear for them." More
recent cables confirm the impression
thnt there is something in tho wind.
What is it that Great Britniu und
Germany are up to? And with the
United States with them, all the rest
of tbe world combined could scaiocly
furnish a morning's decent entertainment.    Isolated, eb?
"Onr loyalty is liberty," sings Mr.
Francis Hurl in a poem entitled "Unfurl the Flag." We do not know who
Mr. Francis Hart is, but the sentiment of this last line of his peom does
credit to both his feeling and understanding. Freedom ia the key-note
throughout tho Queen's dominions, and
it is bocanse we nre free and secure iu
our freedom that we nre loyal.
"Free  speech, free   press, free faith,
free trade,
In all alike our lanl is free;
Iu freedom is our Queen obeyed,
Our loyalty ia liberty I
Unfurl the flag that .-.11 may see
The emblem of a people free.''
Local Merchants   Should Look   Better
After Their Own Interests.
A practice 011 the purtof certain eastern wholesale merchants has been
bronchi to thu notice of The Miner,
whidi militates strongly against the
interests of local business mon. All
instance ,1 ill siiflb e to explain what is
Yesterday a carload of grooeries,
consigned to a mining company wi*h
headquarters iu Nelson, arrived here.
The carload iu question was received
from 11 wholesale grocery firm of Hamilton, Out . that has large customers
here among the local merchants, and,
to make -nutters worse, the goods
wore delivered at the same price as
Mould have been charged local business
It is, The Miller understands, u well
established principle of the trade Ihat
wholesale 'inns shall not attempt to cut
prices under their retail customers in
the recognized field of tho latter, and
the wholesale houses located here
have always followed this rule. The
praotioe has not become general yot,
so far as can be learned,and Nelson retailers should immediate]) take steps
to boyi'ot the offenders the next time
their travelers appear. It ssams impossible thnt the locul merchants can
be generally aware of this, or tbey
would not go on buviug from a firm
guilty of such had faith.
Washington, Nov. 14.—A cable dispatch received at the War Department
announces that Major John A. Logan,
Thirty-third infantry, has boen killed
in n fight 111 Luzon.
I'SIIHS-IIIMI,   < nuts.
1? ■ Liinil Surveyor. Surveys of mineral
cluinis lands, etc. Agent for obtaining Crown
Grunts. Office Turnor-Hocckh block Nelson,
B. C. (9071
11 it 1 in, in - of mritoii ,n\y.
Brrr/ATB m thr Nelson Mining division of
Wkst KOOTENAY Disi hut.—Where l.o-
OATEn:—On   Ndiitii   Four  of   Salmon
' HAKE NOTIOK Unit I Wlllli.ni A Bauer, act-
1 inn tw agent for the Now Nnrl.h Fork Mining Company. Free Miner's Certificate No.
U2i'T4l iotenil, sixty itays from the dato
hereof, to apply to tho Mining Recorder
foru Certitloato of Improvoino is, for tho purpose of obtaining a Orown Grant of the abovo
And further take notine tbat aotion, under
section 17, must he onmruaiieed heforo tho is
suaneeofsuch Certlflo ite of Improvflments,
WILLIAM A. HAf Kit. ".L.S.
Dated this nini li day of November, 1899.
Situate in the Nelson Minimi Division of
Wist Kootenay Dibtriot,   Where l.o-
cATEui—At Beau ok Kokanee Cheek.
iTIAKB NOTICE that I. William A. Bauer,
1    ae'lng .is agent   for   Knkance Mining
Company, Freo Minor's Ccriiil aio No. II 170118,
Intend,  ix ; day* trom tin- date hereof, to apply to i he Miuing Recorder for a Certificate ot
Improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a
Crown Oram of tho above claims.
\nd furthor take notioe that aotion, under
section 87, muse he aomn.enooa before tho issuance of such I'l'itiil'.'tite of [mprnvomenta.
lliiteil this ninth day of November. 1809.
Situate in tiik Nelson  Minino Division,
West Kootenay District—located on
Nortu Four Salmon River.
rpAKE NOTICE that. I, William A. Bauer,
1    noting ns agent for Ontario Q. and s.
Mining io., Fro*i Minor's Coi'Uflnate No. MI,.
SOD, intend,  sixly dnys  from dale hereof, to
apply   to the Mining Recorder for u Certificate of Improvemonts for the purposoof ob-
toinfng n Crown (1 rata of tlm above eluim.
Ami further Like notico thut, action under
sections; must lie lomiiioneed before the is-
BUanoo of Buoh Certifloate of Improvements.
W. A. HAUKIt, P. L. S.
Dated this nth November, isnu. nn nt
Sitcatkin thk NBLSOI*' Minino Division of
ia est Kootknay District-Whkhk Located— attiik Read oi'Kokankk Creek.
riiAKE NOTICE that I, Archie Mainwaring-
A Johnson, acting us agent for the Molly
Gibson Mining Company, Limited, Froo Minor's Certificate No. Blimo, Intend shty days
from dato hereof, to upplv to tho Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements for tho
purpose of obtaining Crown Uranta of tbo
above claims.
And fun her tako notico that action, under
section ;i7, must be taken bofore tho rsauarcc of
Hiich C' rtttlcutc of Improvement,        419 9t
Dated this 7th day of November, 1899.
Situate in the Nelson Minino Division in
the District of Wkst Kootenay.—
Where Located:—East of FoRTY-NrNE
Cheek, Ahout 5 Milks from Mouth.
TAKE NOTIOE that I, F. C.Grecnof Nelson,
acting as agent for John Folinsbeo, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 4l,788A« Intend, sixty
days from tho dato hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates ol Improvements,
for the purposo of obluining Crown C runts of
the above claims.
And furihor take notice that action, under
section 37, must bo commenced beforo the issuance of such Certillcales of Improvements.
Dated this twenty-llrst day ot Ootobor. 1899.
t dec tl F, C. GREEN, P, L. S.
LflPiAT,     A NT)     PFPSfYNf AT        Subject to the approval of the   rate-
(From Thursday's Daily.)
Hon. .1.   Fred' Hume   came in   last
night, and at once retired to his room.
Mr. C. L. Whelaii has returned from
Spokane where n successful snrigcul
operation wus performed on his nasal
The adjourned session of the County
Court will probably be held on the
a"th inst. There is a long list of cases
to be heard.
Threo car loads of fire brick nrrived
yesterday from Chicago for- the gas
works—about 70 tons of biick in all.
Work will at onco commenced to put
them in position. Supt. Morris esti
mates that before Christmas the gas
works will be in full operation.
In a recent issue it was stated that
Hill llros., of Kosebory, had a contract
for supplying IIO.OUO feot of lumher to
tho Wakefield mine. The item should
have read SlOU.lillll feet The lumber
is about three quarters delivered, an I
shipments are proceeding at the rule
of 110,000 feet a week.
Jim Bonrke, nn old-time prospector,
has returned from a trip through the
Lardeau-Duncan country. Ho spent
roost of his time in the Upper Duncan
district—a seotion with which he ie
not particularly impressed, so fnr as its
mineral resources ure concerned. Jim
says there is more to be pioked up iu
thu Nelson distriot.
Work has been suspended by tho O.
V. B. on their Lartleau Duncan branch.
The rood bed hns been prepared into
Duncan Cily, but no ties or rails are
being laid, On what is known as the
Jim Hill lin.) in the same district
clearing is proceeding, and from Ar-
geiita to Dniicuu City everything is iu
readiness for truck-laying. There are
several liiuv. rock cuts to be marie but
every riilliculty is being overcome.
From Friday's Daily.
Mr. John A. Turner, Gold  Commissioner, left   yesterday   afternoon   on a
short trio lo Kaslo.
Tbe big plate glass window in Teet-
zel'S drug store, which was broken
when being put ill twelve months ago,
was yesterday replaced by u perfect
sheet of glass, which is among the
largest iu the City.
Aid. Thompson's leave of absence
has expired, but it is not probable thnt
any effort will lie made lo fill hia
place ou the Council hoard this year.
There is a general feeling ihat the unexpired friii of office is loo short to
justify the expense of an election.
Tho south half of Lots. I, •>. II, and
4, Block,-II), in Addition "A" on Stanley street, were purchased yesterday
by Messrs. Brydges, Fisher & Co.,
from Mr. (' W. Busk, It is the intention of Ihe new owners immediately to
erect t*n corteges on the propi rty, fitted vtith bath rooms and nil modern
conveniences, Ihe deal was negotiated by Messrs. Procter & Dowsing.
The holiday season is approaching,
nnd the alert business man isprepnring
to lake advantage of it. Special an-
iiouucitneiits tbiougli tne advertising
columns of the newspapers will soon bo
plentiful. To innkf them from time
to time is better than not to iinike
them at all, but the ibinding advertise,
ment that occupies space in keeping
with the announcement, is the one
tbat tells best ill the end.
Constable Kelly yesterday brought in
a woman named Rita to the Provincial
jail, who hud been committed by Mr.
Augustus Carney, S. M., of Argentu,
for nu examination into her sanity.
Doctors Hall anil Synionns examined
ber yesterday and came to the conclusion that, though somewhat disordered,
she wns not u fit subject for the
asylum. It. is believed thut her tem-
uornry derangement wm brought about
by excessive drinking.
In yesterday's Miner it was stated
that considerable rock was being encountered iu the excavation lor the
water service on Josephine street.
While blasting last forenoon, an extra
heavy charge of powder nr a badly protected ground work, hnd the effeot nf
producing a shower rock that tlitl a lot
of harm. Several windows were broken in the immediate vicinity, and
some of tbo boarding of tlio Clarke
House was smashed in. Luckily no
one was seriously hurt.
The bear rliffloulty nt the Lust
Ohauce mine on Toad Mountain has
been only partially got over. Tbe boar
which bus beeu nposing at the end of
the 200-foot tunnel, is repoBing yet,
but his companion which bad got into
the habit of wandering round tlie camp
bus come to nu untimely end. The
men were coming up the bill rhe other
day lifter spenoing pay day in town,
got within lo feet of tbo bear, fired
and niisserl. Yesterday they bad better
success as they despatched the marauder ufter pumping twenty shots into
Hon. ,T, Fred Hume is back again in
Nelson for n brief stay, lie reports
business brisk at tho Coast cities, and
says that they do not hear much of the
Kigbt-Hour law down thero. Asked
if he had heard about the introduction
of Italian labor in the Slocan ho replied : "Yes, I read about it iu one of
your papers, but it is not my fault
tbat a clause was not inserted in the
Hill precluding Italians as well us Chinese from working in mines." Mr.
Hume said there was nothing new
iu the political situation.
From Saturday's Dully,
Hugh McCiiuslnnd. formerly in the
employ of S. Noelanris, haB opened in
the boot nnd shoe business for himself
in tho store adjoining the Bank of Ii.
C. on Baker streot.
C'Uy Clerk Strachan is engaged in preparing^ list of those liable to pay trader's licenses for the year, which will
be acted upon forthwith. As compared
with last year there is a big   increase.
The Miner goes into all of tho best
houses in the City, and iB read by the
class who make the best shoppers. It
goes into all mining camps within
reach. These are points the astute advertiser will bo careful uot to overlook.
Mr. H. S. H. Cavendish, who recently returned from Patagonia, after
a fruitless search for tbe mylodon, is
now on his way with Surgeon-Major
Brown to British Columbia on a
sporting expedition.—London B. C.
to vote a sum of money for the erection of a drill shed, if is said that
tbe board will be asked by the Kootenay Rifles to submit a by-law to the
people asking for such n grant, and
tbat it will he voted on at the same
time ae that about to be submitted for
special privileges to the C. P. R. iu
lieu of local concessions offered by that
The Kootenay Electrio Supply Construction Co., .yesterday reported to
the City that they have completed
their contract for wiring,placing dyna
mos in position, etc., and asking that
the work be inspected and taken over.
City Engineer McOulloch and Oity
Electrician Bliss will inspect tbe work
and report to the City Council at next
meeting. The impiovemeuts as carried out will cost some $7,000, and, it
is hoped tbat the service will be perceptibly improvod.
The steel 14-inch pipe, to connect the
Cottouwood source of supply with the
City service, is now laid as fur as the
Mines Koutl, and will be in running
order, it is expected, within a fortnight. When the work is completed
it is calculated that the water supply
will he equal to that of n population
of 16,000. The contract extends over
two miles of pipe and will have cos! in
the neighborhood of $.16,000. It will
bo money well spent if the supply is all
that is claimed for it.
Assistant City Engineer Dill was up
at tho cemetery yesterday laying out
the burial plots for the Church of Eng-
lunri, Roman Catholic Ctiureh, Masonic
order. Udd Fellows and Knights of
Pythias. When tho cemetery site was
deoided upon each of the above bodies
decitled upon taking up separate plots
at the rafe of $loO per acre, bnt until
yesterday the ground was uot laid out.
The plans will be submitted to the respective bodies for approval, and will
ultimately be fenced in.
From Sunday's Daily.
Settlors near   Kover   Creek arc complaining that a band   of   Colvllle   Indians has located there, and is   killing
off the deer.
A strikiup: proof of the growth of the
country is afforded by the fact that'
the C.P.R. is hauling three times as
much freight into West Kootenay us
they wero this time three ycais ago.
The O. P. R. freight, shed is a busy
looking spot these days. An unusually largo amount of freight is being
handled. Yesterday there were three
cars of eggs to be dealt with ami one
car nf butter, in addition to the usual
miscellaneous freight.
The City wharf is in a very dangerous condition. The plunks are badly
smashed in iu several places, and after dark teamsters are afraid to drive
their horses over it. A little judicious
expenditure just now might save a lot
of trouble uud possibly expensive litigation.
The City Engineer is laying a sewer
at the roar of Hoover street, between
Stanley and Ward street*. Ho looks
as if ho would rather a contractor hud
the job iu baud. Gnuibo may, or may
not be a valuable commodity, but it
ci rtainly is proving a detriment to
sewerage construction, and is being
encountered in large quantity.
The right-of-way for the electric
wires fiom Bouiiiiigton Palls is completed into town ready for the erection
of the poles und the stringing of the
wires. Tho poleB should ho all up by
Wednesday, and it is expected thut the
whole thing will be completed this
week. Six copper wires and two itelephone wires are being strung. These
six wires are capable of transmitting
au extreme voltage of lb.',000 volts.
Mr. A. E. Jeffreys, a settler of
Forty-Nine Creek, who, as stated at
the time by The Minor, was brought
to the Kootenay Lake General Hospital
with his left shoultler shot through
hy u 45 III) rifle bullet, will be obliged
to have his arm amputated. He has a
wife and several children, and some
of his friends are getting up u purse
to help him, The Miner will be pleased
to receive any contributions ou his
Contractor McBcnth is expel inuring
a lot of trouble witli his sewot contract. Ho is ougaged in exeat mini; on
Block A, at the rear of Mill street from
Hendryx to Cedar street. Here he is
encountering a perfect torrent of water, altogether tjo great for thu ordinary bailing process. In the hope of
getting over the difficulty he is having
un independent tranoh dug above tlm
line of the sewer, by whii li means h°
expects to divert tbe stream.
The new school house ut the east end
of the City is to be called the "High
School" not because the higher
brunches of education will be taught
there, but because of its altitude
Some suggest that the gravitation or
trolley system must be adopted to get
the children safely up and down. Others maintain that a toboggan "slide
would afford the little ones amusement
und healthful recreation, but all agree
that thu school houso is in tho wrong
Hurry Jackson had a nairow escape
of bis life in tho Athabasca mine on
Friday night. He had just been promoted from mucker to miner and was
working in a otosscnt off iho main
tunnel, A few minutes before the ao-
I'ident occurred, night-boss Hudson
warned him to keep out of the cross
out us Iho nick looked unsafe. However, soon after he went, to work witl
his pick aud a larce quantity of rock
fell on him. At first it was thought
he was dangerously injured, but ho
escaped with some sevore bruises and
(From Tuesday's Daily!
The lead stack nt the Hall Mines
Smelter was blown in yesterday after
a   temporal}- close down.
The West Kootenay Brick & Lime
Co., yesterday shipped a carload of
brickB to Fornie for use t.t the cokiug
Owen Fit/.patrick is in custody on a
charge of stealing an overcoat from
Georgo Ray. Tbe case was called at
police court yesterday morning and
was enlarged until Wednesday.
A grent effort is being made by the
different building contractors to get
their work under roof before the winter season sets in. So eager are they
in this respect, that on some of the
big buildings work was proceeded
with on Sunday.
Mr. Geo. A. Hunter has commenced
work on a $1,200 houso ou Carbonate
street, between Jusephine and Hall
Btreets. Tbe foundation for two
bouses on Hall and Mill streets is also
in progress.
As evtdeuce of the mildness of the
weather in Nelson, it may be stated
that Mr. Frank Tamblyn, of the Nelsou
Wine Co., yesterday pioked in his
garden a hunch of sweet peas in full
bloom. The stalks are still sound aud
attained a height of close on nine feet.
The ore collection from the Nelson
division exhibited at the recent Spokane Fair, has been returned, and is
now in the Board of Trade rooms.
Hero it will he made a permanent exhibition, and will be added to from
time to time until a thoroughly representative collection be secured.
The stone work of the fbuilding for
the Gas and Coke Works is being proceeded with, and the plant is being
installed as it arrives though roost of
it is still on tho way. All the lots on
Baker streeet between Hall aud Stanley have been connected with the
main, except that on which Mr. T.
Madrien's big brick block is being
(From Wednesday's Daily.)
The steamer Moyie has had her repairs completed and is now back at
work again. At present she is engaged
in hauling barges.
Freight coming into Welson ia rap-
i idly increasing. The C. P. R. boats
' are now hauoling 45 cars of freight
! daily from Kooteuay Landing.
The telephone company complain
| that owing to the stringing of wires
j by the tramway and electric light companies', it   is  difficult to  maintain   a
sarisfactory service.
Tbere will be a sitting of the supremo court iu Nelsou on December
4 next. There is u lot of business to
bo transacted, and it is expeoted that
tho sitting will be  a protracted one.
Mr. W. P. Tierney has received a
telegram from the Lethbndgu Coal
Oompany, of which he is the local
agent, advising him that all the labor
troubles at the company's mines have
heen Battled, and assuring him that
henceforth they will be able to supply
Mr. Tierney with all the coal he can
dispose of.
Aid. Beer has returned from a visit
to tlio coust. He has been away about
a month. The alderman says that Vancouver is going ahead at a grent rate,
but that Victoriu does uot seem to be
progressing us rapidly. Mr. Beer
noted with pleasure the improvements
being marie in Nelsou even during his
short absence.
"I'm a brick lnyer now, said Ike
Holden, yesterday to a few of his
friends who had knowu him as a barber, a blacksmith untl saloonkeeper,
and several other things. "Bricklayer?" exclaimed the little party,
"Where are you laying bricks?" 'I'm
laying them on the wagou from the
barge," said Ike, and the joke was on
the other fellows.
The Ladies Hospital Aid held a
meeting on Monduy in the lecture
room of the Presbyterian Church.
Beyond routine business nnd the passing of some accounts, but little was
none save the election of Mesdames.
Miller and W. W. Beer as a committee to make the necessary arrangements
for tho Smiley concert to be held
shortly under their auspices. The net
proceeds of the concert will be devoted
to the furuisniug of u women's ward
iu tlie addition to thu hospital.
The City  is  Given   $8,2511   Worth  of
Sower   Pipe.
Tho Mayor yesterday recoived nn
official order signed "F. Carter-Cotton," calling upon Turner, Beutun &
Co., to hand over to the city a consignment of sewer pipe which has beeu
lying at tho Nelson i& Fort Sheppard
depot for the past three years. When
Mr.Clive Phillips Woolley was Provincial health officer, ho induced the
Government of that day to vote an appropriation for the sewering of Nelson,
it ii it a consignment of vitrified pipe
costing $11,2011 DO was sent on to Nelson This was in the winter of I8DB,
In April following the town was incorporated, lint nothing appears to
have been done as to the sewer pipe,
which was consigned tu Turner, Bee
ton & Co. 'the linn sold some $786.06
worth of the material, the greater portion of which was disuose.tl 6f to Ihe
citv and the balance remained at the
depot During his recent visit to
Victoria Oity Clerk Strachan managed
to ferret out all the information with
reference to the consignment, He ascertained that the pipe had been duly
paid for and forwarded to Nelson to be
here used; Ihnt tbe present Government laid no claim to it: that Turner,
Beeton & Co. were meiely holding it
in trust for Nelson and that all that
was needed was the necessary order to
have it lunitleri over. Mr. Strachan
pointad out to tho premier that bail the
city not been incorporated the Government would have . been put to the
expense of laying the pipe, which
would have been, a considerable item
and that tho pipe having been purchased aud sent to Nelson to improve
the sanitary condition of tho plane it
ought to be used for the purpose for
which it was intendotl.
During Mr. Cotton's recent'visit to
Nelson he was waited upon by the
Mayor ou the same subject and as a result of Mr. Strachan's and his worship's efforts, tho order of yesterday
was written. It authorizes the council
ou behalf of the city, to take over the
sewer pipe free of cost. Upon the production of the order Turner, Beeton &
Co. issued the usual clearance ceitifl-
cate and refunded the $786.95—cash
received for pipe sold. This is a clear
gain to the city of $3,253, and the
mayor and city clerk are to be congratulated upon their Buccess in the
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Blocking the Koad to the Railway Station Causes Trouble.
The road to the Great Northern Railway station, which has been so long
considered a pnblio thoroughfare, although in reality private property,
was on Monday closed to traffic by the
truuiway people, und a great deal of
inconvenience was thus occasioned.
Several local merchants had to send
their goods back to Fivo Mile Point
anl havo them bronght to town by
water. The closing of the thoroughfare in question practically cuts off'
communication with the station honse
and freight sheds of the Great Northern and debars heavy-laden wagons
from getting boyond the city bonndary
limits-. Their only alternative is to
drive round by the Hume Addition and
tun milk ranch, through a roadway,
which, however well it may look on n
map, is not n teamsters' ideal, being
covered with stumps of trees and other
obstructions. Yesterday the Brackman
& Ker Milling Co., had a pressing order for live tons of feed, but were unable to fill it in consequence of the
state of the roads. A deputation of local merchants entered vigorous complaint to the management of the Great
Northern aud Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
and as an outcome arrangements hnve
bee'u made by the railway company tn
ciit n piece of now road so as to avoid
tlie necessity for the presont circuit-
ions route. This work, it is hoped,
will be accomplished in the course of
a few days, and until then the business men of Nelson will have to suffer
loss and inconvenience.
Nelson's Imports and Exports Continue
to Swell.
The following are the official customs' house returns for the exports and
imports from the port of Nelson during the month of October:
Dutiable Koods   (78,623 0(1
Free noods    'js.ii'.'D 00
Total Imports $1117,254 00
Duty collected $21,to:! (18
Ullier revenues       llti 05
Total $21,71)8 7:i
The Min.
Coal, 21 Ions    $      1.1 00
Coke. 710 tons       2,857 00
Oopper matte    61,00500
Gold  bullion     27,500 00
Total $81,555 00
manufactures    $1,010 00
Total  $83,465 CO
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undergoes a careful examination after leaving the hands of each operator.
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469 nelson b c. NELSON WEEKLY MINER, FRIDAY,   NOVEMBER 17,  «899
Mr. Mansfield Secures the
Slocan Oity Property.
Cabins to Be Built and Supplies Taken
Up at Once   Two More Claims in
Oanip Mansfield Bonded.
erl at tlie   Red   Line mine, under   the
tor.imnuship  of Jolin Ferraday.
Messrs. Steve Young and George
Geary, both formerly of Fort .Steele, bat
now "of Peterborough, hnve struck it
rich on Spring Creek, during the past
moDtli. Tluiy have located a group of
olaims on tbe same lead as the famous
Paradise group, and have practically
as large a showing.
The Government bas completed a
wagon road from Atbalmer, live miles
up Toby creek. The Peterborough
Townsite Co., bave also completed
three wagon ronds, one up Toby, one
np Horse Thief Creek and one to the
Columbia River from the   town.
There will be an immense amount
of freighting done doring the coming
wiutei between Golden, Steele and
Peterborough. All tho general stores
intend getting in a large amonnt of
supplies in anticipation of the rush
next spring. Business is better now
than at any time during the past
A   Rich   District  That is Fast Filling Up.
Mr. Ernest Mansfield does not let
the grass grow under his foet. He has
bonded or staked 1'.' claims in Oamp
Mansfield this summer, and has now
Itdded again to his holdings. When
in Slounu City between two and three
weeks ago he secured an option on the
Blaok Hawk group,ot* Ten Mile Creek,
on behalf of his London principals.
Immediately on reaching Nelson he
forwarded bis report and yesterday
evening received a cablegram iu reply
instructing him to take up the -prop-
erty and push development work tbis
winter, The bond is for $7,000 with a
small cash payment.
The Black Hawk is a galena proposition with excellent surface showings,
and assays as high us -100 ounces in silver aud 00 per oent lead have been obtained from the ore. Tho development
work to date consists chiefly of a SO
foot tunnel driven on the strike of the
vein. This tunnel will be continued
auother 105 feet, while auother.one will
probably be started lower down at nn
early date. There are now three mohos
of clean galena in the face of the tunnel, bosides concentrating ore. Mr.
Mansfield leaves for Slocan City in the
morning to build cabins, get in supplies and start work, which will be
continued night and day throughout
the wintor. The vendors are Messrs.
Graham and Ray.
The boviing of the Black Hawk will
be good news to Slocan Oity, being as
it ia one more evidence of the great
mineral wealth in tbe hills surrounding that charmingly situated town.
Like many other places, Slooau City
has had its hard times, bat it seems
now to bo entering in earnest upon an
indefinite era of deserved prosperity.
Mr. Mansfield expects to return to
Nelson early next week, and will then
proceed to Camp Mansfield by way of
Kaslo to put a forco of men to work mi
the Tony and Glacier group in that
cuinp. These claims were bonded at
tho same time as the Black Hawk
group, the consideration being 10,000.
The vendois of tbis group are Messrs.
Bradshaw nnd Clough, of Slormii City.
Tho Tony claim adjoins the Joker,und
the Glaoier the Bertha Fraction and
Green Lakes. When this force is put
to work, Mr. Mansfield will have
about 25   men   working  ut   bis  own
•   •   •
Windermere, B. C, Nov. 8. —(Special to Tho Miner.)--Tne Phoenix group
on Horse Thief Creek operated by R.
S. Gallop, has discontinued work for
the season. It is understood that development work on a large soale will
be resumed in the oarly spring, or as
soon as the season will permit.
Messrs Willurd and Stratford,of Atbalmer, B. O , have had the phenomenal returns of over 4800 per ton in
gold, silver and copper from 25 pounds
of ore which they sent to the North
port smelter. The ore is from the Diamond group which the owners intend
developing this winter. Tho property
is situated on the same lend as the
Paradise group on Spring Creek, now
under boud to the New British Columbia Syndicate, of London, Eng., for
Recent development work on the
Pretty Gill mine ou Bonlder Creek,
owned by the New British Columbia
Syndicate, of London, Eng., has proven very satislactory. The ore is richer
than ever.
H. F. Oollett, of Starbird & Oollett,
townsite agents, at Windermere, will
make Peterborough his headquarters
in the future and will devote his attention to mining exclusively.
The Peterborough Townsite Oo.,
Ltd., is installing a large sawmill in
order to supply intending builders
with lnmber   at a reasonable rate.
The Swansea mine will commence
shipping in tbe very near future.
H. R. Bruoe, O. E., representative
of Messrs. Osier & Hammond, is tak
ing in a large amount, of supplies to
the Delphino miue, orr the north fork
of Toby Creek. This property is being worked throughout the winter on
a large soalo under the foremanship of
W. Beattie, formerly of the Reoo
mine, Sandon, B. O.
James R. McLeod and Samnel Brewer intend working the Joan group at
Skookumchnck, E. K., throughout
the winter.
The Red Line mines on McDonald
Oreek, a tributary of Horse Thief
Creek will commence rawhiding as
soon as snow will permit. The ore
will be shipped from Peterborough in
the spring.
R. S. Gallop, the well known pioneer of the camp, left for Montreal during the past week.
Ben Abel has bonded a half interest
iu the Black Jaok group situated in
the Kootenay River country, north
east of Windermere.
It is understood that there is a deal
pending for the Bear group situnted
ou Bugaboo Creek, owned by Messrs.
Robert McKeeman and Dan Steadlu-
niar both of Windermere. McKeeman
is now iu Spokane It is undoubtedly
au immense proposition.
A large foroe of men  is being work-
The uprni.se from the main tnunel
to tunnel No. 2, in the Athabasca
mine, was finished yesterday. The enr-
rent of good pure nir that passed
through was a godsend and a relief to
everybody in the mine. The raise
was made at « distance in from the
mouth of the main tunnel of 500 feet.
This will enable the work to progress
rapidly now, with abundance   of  air.
Mr. S. Page, representing Montreal
capital, who has been in the Kootenays for some months past, has secured from Lefebvre Siffroie a group of
claims on Hull Croek, iu the Nelson
division which give groat promise.
It is a copper proposition, and Mr.
Page says his principals will work tbe
property for all it is worth next spring.
He has also secured some good things
on Champion Oreek, on the Columbia
river, in Rossland division.
Operations have been temporily suspended on tho Standard, above Oody,
as the operators are making preparations for carrying out an extensive
plan of systematic development. The
surface work-ins proven most satisfactory arid the assays are surprisingly
rich. Cabins nre completed und trails
in shape for a good winter's work.
«   •   •
At a meeting of the American Roy
trustees a few days since it wus decided to build fiOO feet of trum in the
spring of 1900 to connect the mine
with tho Noble Five tram and con
oeutrator, This will enable the American Boy to send down to the Noble
Five works a large amount of concentrating ore which is on the dumps and
in the stopos. This is expected to
concentrate about four into one at a
lino shipping value. Recently the
number four tunnel cut the oie body
800 feet below the apex of tho vein
nud the showing is said to bo four feet
of concentrating ore — Faystreak,
•   *   *
Following is the official statement of
the October run of the Athabasca 10-
stamp mill: Number of days of run,
SIO days lii hours. Amount of ore crushed, 867% tons; amount of crude ore
shipped, .'.",. Total amount treated,
{lOO/ij tons.
Value of bullion recovered... J**?.-100 1)2
Vnl of concentrates recovered. 1,1)05 77
Value of crude ore             21)8 01
Mr. Hugh Sutherland came iu   from
the Boundary Country   on   Wednesday
night, and   reports that everything   is
looking  well   in that  district.    Since
the trains commenced to run tbey were
every day crowded, and   great quantities of machinery weie going in.    The
Greenwood smelter  was going   up, us
was also the  smelter at   Grand Forks.
Phoenix   is   making   wonderful    progress, and many   of  her  mines  were
ready to ship as soon as  railway facilities  were   provided.    The   Ironsides
towosite people   put their lots on  tbe
market and   everyone   of   tbem  were
bought up, and   a   similar icport was
made by the other   townsite people   so
that there was not now a lot there that
had   not passed   iuto  second    hnndi.
They bad commenced the incorporation
of a waterworks company,which would
be a grent boon to the town.    The railway company were running spurs into
the piiucipal mines, so tbat   within   a
short   time   there    would  be   several
mines on the shipping list.   Columbia,
Mr. Sutboiland says, is auother of the
uew towns that is going  nhead.   The
big hotel, recently burned there, is being rebuilt, and will soon be ready for
occupation.    There is  considerable activity in the mines, but   n gioat ninny
more men would be employed were it
uot for the troubles occasioned by   the
Eighl-Hour lnw.   Mr. Sutherland had
been iu Republic somo short time ago,
and there the  men were working  ten
hours a day and being paid $;l. SO and
in  some cases  less.   Mr.   Sutherland
expects  to  leave  tomorrow   for    the
North Star, and will then go East.
in these mines the men are demanding
$.1.50 a day. Tbis labor trouble is unfortunate."
Mr. Robbing went on to explain that
tbey did not object to pay $1150 a day
when men were working in wet places,
but they felt that for ordinary work
they should not be called upon to pay
more than was paid in Rossland.
Mother Foster the Friend of thi'
eer and Prospc-t* r.
Request That   Affidavits  Therefor Ee
Sworn L'efore J. P., or Recorder.
Total $9,0115 110
The total gross value per ton of tbe
oro treated is $20.81.
* *   *
Work ou the Kylo Group on the first
north fork of Lumen Creek is to be
started np again with nil increased
force, and supplies for this purpose
are being taken up.
• »   •
New Yurk, Nov. 10.— Bar silver.
593.,: Mexicun dollars, 47^ ; silver certificates, 68,!:, to 591£.
Wholesale and Retail Cigar and Liquor
Mon Moet and Organize.
A local Licensed Victualler's Association hus often been mooted in Nel
son, but the ides took definite shape
yesterday evening wheu those interest-'
ed met yesterday evening in Messrs.
Galliher <Sfc Wilson's office for purposes of organization. The meeting
waa a preliminary 0110 and but little
wns done save the election of the necessary officers nnd committees. The
fallowing were chosen:
President, Mr. F. Ferguson; vice-
nrrsidont, Mr. T. Madden ; secretary,
Mr. W. P. Mclean 1 treasurer, Mr. J.
The general committee consists of
Messrs. Abe Johnson, W. Ward, S.
Johns, Simpson and P, A. Taiiihlyn.
The following committee was np-
poiuted to draw up the by-laws and
constitution of the society. Messrs.
F. A. Tamblyn, J. Malone, E. J. Our-
rau and   Wallace Brown.
Tho meeting then adjourned until
November 20.
At tho residence of Mr. Carl Mayuus,
Slccan street on Wednesday evening,
10th inst., by Rev. Mr. Robson, August Hanson to Annie Louise Anderson,
The bridegroom was supported by
Charles Anderson, whilo Miss Olivia
Nelsou performed a similar duty fnr
the bride. Tbere weie a large number
of beautiful and useful presents. Much
of the ceremony in connection with
the marriage was according to Scandinavian custom, aud proved most interesting to those of tho guests who
were strangers to it. The happy couple will leave almost immediately foi
their rancb nour Seattle.
Mr. Robliins, representing the Dominion Oopper Co., was in town yesterday. The compauy owns the Brooklyn,
Stem winder, Idaho, Rawhide and
Montezuma claims in the Phoenix
oamp—at least all these properties are
in Phoenix with the exception of the
Rawhide, which lies about five miles
to the eastward. There are two
shafts sunk.one of which is down some
(100 feet and the other 350 feet, and
machinery is being iustnllod, including a 400 horse-power boiler and a compressor of 25 drill onpucity.
Speaking of the progress of the country, Mr. Bobbins said that railway
work was progressing satisfactorily.
Tbe C. P.R. are laying switches (0 the
different mines in order to facilitate
shipping, and were doing good work
townrds the development of Ihe country.
"People may tnlk as they please," j
said Mr. Rolibins, "but I know of Hiij
railway oompany on tbo continent
which is doing more to develop the
country than tbe O. P. R, In Nevada,
for instance tho old. Central Pacific
Co., now the Southern Pacific, did
nothing to help tbo mines or develop*
ment. They refused to build any
branch lines to mining seotions. and
tho ore curried over tbeir line was pnid
for nt. the highest rate they could abstract from the mining men. It has
been the same iu Arizona. Iu California, on tho other band, the policy ot
the Denver and Rin Grande line has
been to encourage the development of
the mines in every way, and such
doubtless is the policy of the C.P.R. "
-"Are they going ahead with the
bnilding of the smelters?" wns asked
by Tho Miner's renresentative.
Mr. Bobbins replied in the affirmative, At Greenwood the Mother Lode
smeitcr was progressing favorably. It
would have a capacity of about 800
tons per day, but this could easily be
increased shonld any big quantity of
custom work otter. The Grand Forks
smelter was also going np.
'Speaking of Phoenix, Mr Bobbins
said tbat tbo town was growing wonderfully. He left for the East in June
last, having laid out a sire for a log
house, which be thought was going to
be A fairly pretentious building for the
plnie, but when he returned in August, he found that eight other buildings had been creeled, each and every
one of which were better than his, in
the Immediate neighborhood of his
rustic slrnctiire. In Phoenix they bad
two telephone systems Inonorntion and
:i third was being installed! They
had eight or nine hotels there, all doing a good business, He estimated that
there were about 1100 men at work in
and around Pboanix. Grand Forks
and Greenwood were also building up
fust, aud a movement was on foot to
build a tramway from the latter city
to Phoenix. Thero was considerable
activity in mining.
"Dues the eight-hour law affect yon
over thore?'' asked the reporter.
"Oh yes, " was the reply, "I would
havo fifty more men at work could I
get them even at the Rosslaud rate of
wages. In Rossland the power-drill
mon get $11 50 for an eight-hour day,
tbo hammermen .*;*'. and muckers
$2.60.    Now we give the muckers $3 a
Grand Forks, B.. C, Nov. 15.—Dnr
ing his visit hero today a memorial mis
presented to Hon. J. Fred. Hiiuie,
Minister of Mines, on behalf of a number of alien miners who contemplate
becoming British subjects, requesting
that the Provincial Legislature at its
next session amend the law governing
the admission of foieigners to citizenship. It was pointed out that the statutes at pies nt enaoied required all applicants to make their declarations bo-
fore the county court judge. It wns
alleged that tbe transfer of thousands
of nliens. Including hundreds of Americans, would be accomplished more expeditiously nud ou a more extensive
scale if authority to take affidavits were
conferred on Justices of the Peace or
mining recorders. Scores of prospective citizens, it wns represented, spent
most of their time iu the hills, nnd
through ignorance of the precise date
of tbe visit of the country conrt judges
were unable to come to town to fulfill
tho requirements.
Hon, Mi. Hume replied that the
matter was wholly within the jurisdiction of the Dominion Governnient, and it would afford him great
pleasure to make representations to the
Hon. David Mills, Minister of Justice, at Ottawa, with a view to having the staturo amended iu the sense
desired by the petitioners.
The customs collections at this port
last month exceeded $49,500. beiug
nearly double the figures for the corresponding period of last year.
The report which hns beeu given
widespread publicity, to the effeot that
the sawmill owners of the Bonndary
country have formed a combine with a
cauital of $1,000,000, is a pure fabrication and has mi foundation in faot. E
Bpraggett n prominsnt local mill owner is authority for the statement that,
neither he or any other lumber manufacturers in this section have joined
tlie alleged trust. He says ho is unaware of the existence of any combination of Boundary mills having fnr its
object tbe raising of prices of lnmber
Diocesan       Arrangements
nt  tho   Re.-ent  Synod.
The Anglican synod at its meeting
in Vancouver last week carried a pro
nosal which will, when supplemented
by certain ueoessar:* Provinulal legislation nnder a private act in relation to
diocesan property trusts, nnublo the
Anglican eliniehinen of the upper
oountry to establish and endow a new
bishopric of Kooteuay to include the
Kootenays, the Okanogan und the
Boundary distiiets east of the I20tt
meridian. The carrying of the proposal into complete effect will create a
new diocese as important aud populous
ns tho residuary sent of New Westminster and requiring nn equal number of
clerical and lay workers It will also
probably oall for the raising hy the
liberality of churchmen of nn endowment fund of at least $40,000, bnt this
is expected to he forthcoming in the
course of two or three years nt most,
and perhaps even earlier.
Iu the meantime, the new Kootenay
diocese will be administered by a
svnod of its own under tbo presidency
of the bishop of Now Westminster, and
have an active separate existence ot
its own. There will thin, as it were,
be followed—on lines of Anglican
church development—au example recently set in the establishment of 11
separate presbytery of Koolonuy by tbe
Presbyterian communion to whose
successful work in the Kootonuys a
well merited tribute was paid in the
course of the discussion in the New
Westminster synod.
"YoVve got your bospitnls and  lad
ies  aid societies in Nelson now," said I
an old timer the other day, "ant when
I first struck the plmje iu 1880, we had
neither,und tho poor fellow that  rant-
* d care or  nursing bad .*   pretty  bard
nine of it.    there a nre  not   many  of
us. fortunately; on the sick   li.'t, and
when anything went wrong  the handiest nnrt   poss lily   tin most   a. tee bu
medicine.       was        .i.ialie.y.    x*.i.'ic
heard of tbo Irishman s  tu • :   Pm  u
Broom handle at the toot  nt your  lied
and drink   whiskey   punch   until   >m
distinctly  see   two   policemen;    hen
turn iu, and your oold turn- out.' Ni 1
until 1889 did we bave 11 hiiim* amougsi
us.    Sne  was  a   big hearted old soul
that was known throughout the   wlinl*
district  as   Mother   Poster,    iM.ui.v  a
poor fellow   she     horsed   ihioUili     I
have   often   seen ber 111 the   nepth   ill
winter riding up to   the Sitter Kins—
uot side saddle either—or off  towards
Ymir to attend tu   some  urgeut   case.
Mother Foster afterward" Ooeiied up  11
laundiy nud bathroom, where   Hurry s
bakery now stands 011 Baker street.    It
was the ouly bath iu tho oounirj then,
and it   was kept pretty busy,   for   tin*
boys wero not giveu to a plunge rn the
lake.    The laundry   was  a great Godsend to us, too, for when   it   comes to
a fellow w ishing   his own   shiit he is
likely to  put off  the  job too long fo.
health or comfort sake. Poorold Mother
Foster died in  93, and every  one  foi
miles around atteuded tho funeral. We
lose a good friend  when  we lost   her
L'bere was $70 subscribed in   as   many
minutes to give   the   old woman a decent burial.    Dr. LnBaii  was  in camp
in tnose di.js.
"Were    there  many    people   here
then?'' was asked.
"Not in '8(1. There wero not mure
than twenty of us all told. But the
next year was Iho year of the Silver
King excitement, and quite a number
come in. Job Wilson came in with u
pack train of mules from the Sinn'lka-
meen country, It wus on mule buck
The Miner plant was packed in, Then
we had threo steamers pljing on the
lake—the little Mndheii, with Capt.
Dnvis.atthe helm; the Galena, and the
Nelsou. There were nine or ten pen, le
drowned then, but in the early days
we used to think the Galena was the
Grent Eastern of the Kootenay Lukes
She used to ply between here and Boll-
uers' Ferry. The Muilhen wns a little
craft that used to carry a few pas'lingers or any little freight thnt was go
ing, and drop them any place along
the lake that wns Wanted, Wheu 1
think of those old craft and consider
the lino fleet of steamers now sailing
the waters I cannot help thinking that
thore is 110 place In the country thin
has grown as rapidly as this old Nelson
of ours."
connected with the firm of Robert.
son. Lint..11 «!fc Co.,wholesale iiiygoods,
formerly William Stephen & Co., of
which Gecrge Stephen, now Lo:d
Mount Stephen, was a member, dis-
; Bolviug about two years ago, and the
I business was continued by the deceas-
I ed until about a year ago, when he retired and the business was wound   np.
He S-iy.*, Hie Peace Coufercu.ie Only
Tried 1^. Mitigate War's Evils.
St. Ferorbiirg, Nov 10. —M. de Maar-
lens. Professor nf International Lnw at
th University ill St. Fotershnrg. and
wus a member of tho Russian
delegation t** tbe Peace Conference nt
The blague, has published   a   card   in
*■ ■ litre! I \lessen_er in which he
expresses re-rol ,h*t the horrors of war
s nlii I'lt'c appeared wi'hin two
mouths after The Hague conference.
Ho declares, however, that the confer.
, noi'M if .ft responsible fnr events in
1 p Iran • • - tho members had not
.itt* 111 i* 11I 1*1 avert war bin hud devoted
themselves particularly to defining the
laws uinl tisanes of war, hoping thus
to mitigate rather than a nlinh the evil
which was never the object of the
Phoenix, Ariz.. Nuv. 10. —Pesrl
Hurt the alleged woman bandit, who
was charged witl) holding up a ftago
near Florence wus acquitted last night.
Miss Hurt addressed tbe jury in ber
own defence and pleaded passionately
fnr freedom thnt she might return to
Toledo, Ohio, to her fast-failing
mother. Immediately after her acquittal, tho woman was re-arrested,
charged with interfering witb United
Stales mails and she will be tried
Montreal, Nov. 18.—To u deputation
of the liquor sellers today, who protested against the number of shoboensand
other p'aces of ill repute in Montrnnl
where liquor is illegally sold, Premier
Uarobund stated that the Quebec Gov-
"rumour would not be chocked by nny
Influence in its endeavors to rid Montreal of all places of immoral character.
Toronto, Nov. 1(1.—Tho nooessnry
articles have bean signed between Joe
(jodilard, of Australia, nud Jaok Mo-
Oormick, of Philadelphia, to meet miner the Crescent Athletic Club auspices
.in Saturday, Nov. 25. The matoh is
consideied the biggest thing of the
kind e7cr inntle in Canada.
Kingston, Out, Nov. 10, —The coroner's jury in the case of the James
shooting affray yesterday, have returned a verdict of "justifiable homicide. "
The magistral** and police authorities have in consequence released Fru-
lick, who fired tbe fatal shot.
The question of installing n heating
apparatus in the addition to the Kootenay Lake General Hospital wns the
■most important matter before tho meeting of Iho board of trie Kootenay Lake
General Hospital yesterday afteruoon.
Several bids were received and examined, and it was found that the apparatus intended would cost 50 per
cent, more than had been anticipated
Some suggestions were, however,
brought forward which promised to reduce the sura needed to within the limits of tho hospital's finances, nud
Messrs. W. A. Jowett, E. C. Miller
and F. W. Swiuiiiell were appointed a
oommlttee to look further into tbe
day of eight-hours nud the hammermen j matter, and with power to net. The
$8 a day, but they (tbo hammermen) jooiitnct will probably be let in tbe
want 11s lo give them $3.50—that is, I coursa of the next two or three days.
60 cents a day more than they are paid ! Those proseut at tbe meeting includ-
in Rossland. As I say, I would have led the President, Judge Fori 11; vice-
fifty more meu nt work if I oould get 1 president, Mr W. A. Jowett; socre-
tbem at the Rossland rate. The pow- tary, Mr. F. W. Swannell; treasurer,
er drill men are paid $3.60, but there Mx W. W. Beer; Mesdames Robertson
me very many mines in the Boundary and J. Laing Stocks, and Messrs. O.E.
where steam power is  not used,  and Miller and E, A. Crease.
Barrio, Ont., Nov. 10.—The Hon.
G. E. Foster addressed a large meeting
of the North Simooo electors ou tbe
political questions of tho day from the
opposition standpoint, last night.
Montreal, Nov. 1(1—The Nicola
county depositors in the defunct Ville
Mario Bunk consider that the Dominion Government should become responsible and redeem the amounts deposited in the bank. They have forwarded
a petition to this effect to the Government.
Montreal, Nov. 16.—A, Prevoet,aged
100, arrived here today from St. Amies
de Bellevue, to spend the remainder
ot his ays in the Grey nunnery He
was formerly employed by tha Hudson's Bay Oo. He rememberi dis-
ttn tly the American invasion of 1812
and the buiHe of Waterloo.
Montreal, No». 18.—Miss Susan
Dodges, since 1875 mathematical teacher iu the High School and since 1890,
first assistant in charge of the High
Sohool for girls, is dead, from scarlet
fever. She had boen ailing for many
Winnipeg, Man. Nov. 1(1.—Tbe writ
for the Manitoba Provincial elections
was issued today. The nominations
take place on the 30th of Novermber,
and the polling on tbe 7th of December. Many eastern politicians are expected hero shortly to take part In tbe
Montreal, Nov. 10.—Knnpp, of roller
boat fame, is  m the  city today,   and
expressed confidence   in   the  ultimate
success of his invention.
Montreal,   fJue.,   Nov.    10—Robert
Clinton, one of the most prominent dry
goods merchants in   this city is   dead.
For over a quarter of a cmtuiy he was  immediate attention.
Detroit, Mich., Nov, 18—Washington authorities have modified tbe original ruling of tbo regulations regarding sealskins brought into the United
States by foreign tonrists, which now
permits tourists to make affidavits
fore notaries ut the port of arrival
stead of tlie port of departure.
The arc lights nt tho corner of Josephine and Baksr, and Stanley und
Bakor streets have bean inoperative for
a few weeks past. The trolley Hues
of the tramway comunny prevent tho
lnwering of the lamp to renew tbe carbon. The residents of tho district
complain bitterly of tho inconvenience,
nnd yesterday nn undertaking was
given that  the  matter would  receive
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