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Weekly Edition No. 465.
Nelson, British Columbia, Friday, July 21, 1899.
Tenth Year.
If the Canadians Do Not Knuckle Down, 1
Uncle Stun Will Do All Kiuds
of 'lerriUe Tliingr.
Chicago, .lily 80.—A Tribune special I nun Washington aayH: "Senator
Fairbanks nf thu Joint High Cummin-
sion Inwl a conference with President
MoKiuley and Booretary Hay nt the
White House ou the Alaskan boundary
dispute. Tlin Senator reports that
from personal observation he is firmly
convinced H1.1t the contentious made
by this Government are correct and if
the modus vivendl is agreed upon it
must bo upon the terms of Ihe United
States. Sonator Fairbanks has been
all ovor Ihe country in the 7ioinity of
Khikwitn, Dvea, Skogway and the
territory in dispuio and linds incontrovertible evidence that tho contentions of this Government are correct.
It was said that this ^nvornnient will
not yield a foot of territory aud that
uulcss the British Government agrees
upon a modus vivendi ou tho terms
which this Government offered there
■will be no meeting of tho Joint High
commission on August 2. While Senator Fairbanks declined to disouss the
Bubject of the position occupied by the
Oanadiian police, because he may
again be culled upon to deal with the
Alaskan question, it wns learned that
members of this forco arc uow In the
Porcupine region whioh unquestionably belongs to this Government.
Tho order! which wero given some
time ago for sending American troops
to Pyramid Harbor have not been le-
ncindod, but aro still held In a' eyiuice
nt the request of the Hritinli Government. Iu view of the latest Information furnished ihe Stato Department on this poiuc. It would he
surprising if tbo British Govern
meut is not notified that American
troops would be sent to Pyramid Harbor whether   Ureal Britain objects   or
not.   The Government is determined
to protect the interests of Amtn loans
no matter what the position of tho
British Government may   be,"
tl is  lot has  bee 1 li id out
site.  A gteat <liiv-ti nco exists between
high and low water mark; the lake  is
slated to have as mnoh as fourteen feet 	
and  upwards vertioal rise.   1 he plain-!
tiff  claims, ns    riparian o« ner,   the Verbatim Eepoit of the Magistrate s Dec!-
right to lay out lots   01   t) e land laid
Tho Oity Tan   Have   a   Very Suitable
Site For Recreation Grounds.
Mr. L. A. Hamiton, laud commissioner for Ihe 0. P. B., while in the
Oily yesterday looked into tho Tecren-
itou ground matter nnd it looks now
as it this question will soon bo settled.
It is generally recognized that the
present i.rouuds aro unsuitable for tho
purpose of athletic sports on i ccount
of its locntion and size and also because
it will before long be required lor sites
for warehouses, etc., as it is in Ihe
part of the City that must be used lor
such purposes. It bns been the idoa of
some of the Aldermon to trade the
present lots for a suitablo sito owned
by the 0. P. R. in Ihe south western
part of the Oity. The most available
plot seems to bo that on Mines road
noroBS the valley. There is u level
piece of ground there much larger thau
would ue required, it commands an excellent view of the Oity nnd hike and
is quite handy £,i ihe business portion.
When the street car line luns to it as
it certainly will when the grounds are
opened, it will bo within a few miu-
ntes of the post office. Mr. Hamilton
will send one of his surveyors to take
levels, lix the boundary lines and hb
certain the character of the property
for   park purposes and villa lots.
Afl soon as this is done tho company
will know just how it stands nud will
open negotiations with tho Oily to
make the transfer.
A O. P. It surveyor will also lay
ont some small farms along the Slocan
River. There has been a domnnd for
suoh pieces of land lately aud the rich
noss of the s.iil has lod the company to
divide up their property there ncd sell
it to those anxious to farm ou a small
Liverpool, July 20.—The American
jockey, Martin, made his first appearance on an English track today at the
Liverpool July meeting. In tho race
for tho St. George's stnke, Martin finished first on Sir B. Waldie Grilllth'fl
Sweet Mnrjnrie. The betting in the
case of Sweet Majorie was 18 to 1.
Martin created a moat favorable impression and was heartily cheered after winning. He has been engaged
to ride Sir K. Waldie Griffith's Btiu
for the Liverpool Cup tomorrow.
bare at low water, and to exolude
any one elan from erectii g any structure which will interfere with the
fiee access to the water.
"The defendants are owners of two
lotB in this townsite, partly alove high
water mark, anil tiny are electing a
wharf for the no of their own steamers on land which tbe plaintif has
laid out in town lots.
"The defendants contend that  from
cisiun- Oity Council Will Remove the BuiHliuir.
Tne final stage in the Treves   pros' •
cation wns reaohed yesterday when the
Magistrate  gave   his    decision.    Mr.
Grease road his  judgment.    Evidently
the field   notes of the   surveyor   who ' he had given great care aud  consider -
made the survey on which   the Grown    „     ,    the case for   his   conclusions
graut was  issued, it is apparent  tbat
tbe high water   line was taken at   the
bouudary, there being abont fonr hundred feet   between   this hue and  low
though   brief were clear and  couoise.
Shortly reviewing  Hie   circumstances
of the   case, he   then only   dealf with
water in places; and further,   that the Ul0Be points whicb, to  his  mind, had
rights to foreshore   belong to the   Do- ;" ,i
minion   aud uot to thi Province.
"After Holmau vs. Green, 0 S. U.
707, it cannot be contended tbat the
Dominion rights In the harbors on the
sea coast nie not paramount.
"Iu the case of the Fisheries in 26,
S. 0. 444, it was hold that tbe rule that
riparian proprietors own "ad medium
lilum" and did not apply to the Gteat
Lakes or navigable rivers. The Privy
Council in A. 0. (1898) 710, held that
improvements only on lakes and rivers
passed to the Dominion, tbe foreshore iu other places belonging to the
Orowu in right of the Province.
" Kootenay Lake undoubtedly is a
large lake, being over 100 miles in
length and one ou which there is considerable trjfflo.
"There is no distinction hetweeu
a navigable river and a navigable lake
with respect to riparian rights. A
proprietor on the banks of either if
not entitled ad modinni filum uqnae is
entitled to free access to the water,
and no peraon is allowed to ohslruct
this right. See Piou vs. North Shore
Hallway Oompauy, 14. S. C. G77, cou-
lirmed by the Privy Council in 14 Ap.
Ca s   014.
"Whatever rights the plaintiff may
have as riparian proprietor otherwise
I express no opinion, but he. in my
opinion, is entitled to bave free acooss
to the water, end the   proposed wharf
any direct bearing ou the issue
The following   is a verbatim   repcrt
of bis decision:
"The Municipality of the City of
Nelson has lately gone to considerable
trouble and expense in having its bylaws revised and cousolidated, and
this haB been effected by the aid of
experienced counsel. To declare Revised By-law No. 7 inval d, a clear oi se
must be made ou'. Mr. E. O.Jl'raves,
according to t,.e evid uce, "in.o erected
a structure ou Lot 7, Block B, in the
City of Nelson, said lot beiug part of
suboivisiou of Lot »5, Group 1, Kootenay District, wbioh stiuoture adjoins
the Broken Hill Blook, erected on said
Lot 7, and fronts on Ward streot, a
principal street in said city. On the
14th inst. the walls were up and the
roof on. It is a frame oue and roofed
with tin-.its outside covering is rustic;
its size 18 IU feet by 4U feet aud 5 f let
high from ground Bill. This I consider to be a building and nn addition
to the Broken Hill Block—a fraype
building now iu existence. No author
ity in writing was obtained by Mr.
Traves from the Fire Wardens or
Building Inspector for the additions to
and alterations ill the wy of repans
or otherwise of tbe Broken Hill Block.
The two  oruoial  sections of   the   By
nnd piling which the defendants are ' law are 18 and 20 ,Mhioh are (18) "No
constructing is an interference with j wooden building * * * shall be
that right. Tho questions which eroded within the Fire Limits, and
arise on this action aio of considerable < no alterations to any existing buildings
importance and iuterest whioh can I either iu the way of repairs or othor-
unly be settled at the trial. ! wise, unless tbe authority in   writing
"I therefore grant tho injunction ;of the Fire Wardens and Building In-
Baked for until the trial upon the terms'apector * * * be first obtained,"
that tbe plaintiff   ia to give an under-' (20) "That subject to section 18, addi
tuning as to damages if the defendants
shall be shown to have Buffered any
in consequence of this order, and in
the meantime the defendants are to be
entitled to use the wharf as heretofore
for landing goods and passengers. "
E. V. Bodwell, y. 0., for plaintiff
and E. P. Davis, Q. 0., for defendants.
Captain Carter is Delighted With  tbe
Cup   Challenger.
Southampton, July 20.—It is report-
tun. may be constructed to frame
buildings now in existence, such to
have an outside covering of corrugated
iron * * * not more than oue story
high of 14 feet aud on auch addition shall be constructed fronting on
any street within tho tire limits.
Lot 7 and tbe contiguous portion of
Ward Btreet are within tbo fire limits of the Oity of Nelsou. Section 81
speaks of wooden lnuhliugs. Evidence
shows tho structure in question to be
of wood. Seotion 20 treats of frame
buildings. A distinctiou wns sought
lo be drawn in tbo argument between
wooden and   frame   buildings.    Wood
 ,.    ,, ,.,  ,  ,       en   and  frame  buildings   are   syuou-
ed that the New York Yacht Clnb has • on8 terms ln the building trade and
consented to the Shamrook being tow- 11 regard them as such. Stress was
ed by the Enu in the event of beiug laid in argument tbat the city has un
becalmed on crossing the Atlantic. \^^»^™?ly ^<$
Two strong hawsers are being made for • Bnb.Beotltm ?« 3peak8 of wooden build-
use iu this eventuality. Tbe Samrock is jngs witbin tbe fire liimts und of
a mere shell and quite empty below other buildings in specified parts of
her deck. When the Prince of Wales '^ SftESP1!* L *"*!..."?.' V™Z*
boarded her and went below he  found
Mr. JuBtice Drake Declsiou in Forstor
vs. O. P. R.
The Miner's telegrams some days ago
gave the  gist of Mr.   Justice  Drake's
* decision   in   Forster   vs.  0. P. R.,   a
-*"*"" case arising out of n dispute  over  tho
constrnotiou of a whnrf at Kaslo.
The following is a ropy of His Lordship's judgment:
"ThefaetBare shortly these: The
plaintiff, through his predecessors in
title, is owner in fe« of Lot 208, Group
1, Kootenay, The Crown grant shows
the boundary on the easterly side as
ns being   Kootenay   Lake.   A part  of
himself in a vessel destitute even of
ordinary partitions and looking from
end to end, hn said, in a surprised
way : "Why, she is like a street, perfectly empty."
The correspondent of the Associated
Press had an interview today with
Captuin Carter who. besides jailing
the Britannia, commnnded the Genesta
when she sailed in American waters.
When told that Sir Thomas Lipton
would have won by half an hour yesterday Captain Carter replied : "Yes I
believe she would. She iB a splendid
boat. With regaid to the critioiflm
that she did not sail as well as she
might have been expected to before
the wind, it must be remembered tnat
she only onrried her small topsail. Nobody would be more pleased than my-
Belf to see tho Shamrock win as well
as she did on both days this week
and the Prince of Wales wonld be well
pleased. He undoubtedly wns delighted to have the Shamrock prove suoh a
tlyor as we want to capture tho America's Cup if wo can. Without the
slightest doubt the Shamrock is magnificent bonriug to wi.idward."
is    intended   to    ue    aud   is   given
n Municipality to  define   what   these
file limit   sshall   he.    Iu  reference to
'. the objections   to the penal clause,   to
i the by-law,  I   hold   that   under  sub-
'. sections 42 aud 4a of   section 50, Mun-
I ioipul Clauses   Act  the pouul clause is
I good.   Seotion 81 of  said not and  Re
giua vb  Petersky, 1 V). Criru. Cases at
page 1)1, beariug upon this last section
sustniued this conclusion.    I find that
By-law   No. 7 as effecting the  matter
iu question to be valid   and the levis
ioi  thereof  effectual.    An infraction,
nccording to the information, has been
committed; it wns   deliberate   and   In
face of uotioo to  discontinue.    This is
the only onBe   before   mo to   consider.
With the others   mentioned iu tho evidence I have  nuw absolutely   nothing
to do.
"I find Mr. E. 0. TravcB guilty and
flue bim $100 aud in default of payment thereof forthwith, distress and
halo of said TraveB' goods nnd chattels, nnd iu case of no sufficient goods
and chuttels I order him to be committed to the common gaol of the
County of Kootenay at Nolsou for tho
period of two months."
In is understood that Mr. Traves intends to appeal from the magistrate's
Proceedings    in    the   House—At, erican
Editors at   OaUrarj—3ther
Canadian New .
Ottawa, Ont., July 20.—The Ri-dis-
tribntion Bill was defeated in the Ken-
ate by till for Sir MaeKenzie Bow ell's
amendment to 14 against- a majority of
22 against. The amendment was to
leave it over uutil after the next election.
There was a slim attendance in
the House when it met this morning.
Without any preliminaries the debate
on the prefereutial trade resolution
waB resumed by Davin. He proceeded
to sketch the growth of Imperial Federation fiom its inception until tbe
present time. Bell (P. E, I.) was
speaking when tbe House rose for root ss at 1 o'clock.
The Department of Trade and Commerce bas made a provisional arrangement with the Elder Dempster Company for carrying British mails for the
summer season, but no contract has
been entered into. The Government
is determined that when a contract is
let there must be  faster service.
The oommittee on Privileges and
Eleotioua resumed today with the
investigation into the West Huron
eleotion case. Dorald Cummings, deputy returning officer, poll No. 4, Ocl-
bourne, was further examined by Mr.
Honolulu, July 13, via San Franois-
oo, July 20. —Volcano of Mokuowoweo
on the island of Hawaii, has become
active after several years of quiet.
There is au immenBe flow of lava.
Great excitement prevails all over tbe
island aud it was rumored in Honolulu that tbe lava flow was within five
miles of the city of Hilo.
The hospital ship Solace arrived from
San Francisco on tbe 8th. The transport Pennylvania arrived this morning. - Both vessels will coal at this
port and then resume their voyage to
.Manila. <
The charter or the First National
Bank has been approved and signed by
President Dole and Minister of the Interior.
The crniser Boston will be due here
on the 15th on her way to San Fran-
Captain Charles B. Satterlee of
Sixth Artillery, commanding Battery
K at this port died on the 10th of brain
tronble. He leaves a wife and child
at Fortress Monroe, Virginia.
There is no diapostion on the part of
any oue conneoted with lowering the
German dag on tbe Orpheum Hotel
on July 4th to make an international
affair of it. The trouble waB the result of a brawl.
Mr. A. E. (Honey) Suckling, tor
several years captain nnd mainstay of
tbe Vancouver Lacrosse Club, has been
in Nelson on business for tho past
couple of daya. Last night he was an
interested and critical spectator at the
Nelson team's hard practice,and be expressed surprise at the number and
ability ot tbe local stick handlers. The
team will play Vancouver on Saturday, August- l2ht, and while 'Bouey"
cannot see anyone but. Vancouver as
winners, he was kind enough to admit
that the locals will give the different
Coast teams a hot argument, and it
won't be for want of condition if they
don't, for the practices aro both regular aud hard. The supply of new sticks
from the East has arrived, and will be
put into use at once. Threo weeks of
continued and conscientious work will
do a great deal to improve the quality
of lacrosse put up, by which time Nelson will bavn a team well able to represent her, oven if the ohampionship
of the Province does not leave the
shores of the Pacific. The game for the
ohampionship of the Province with
New Westminster will probably be
played in Vancouver on 19th of August'as the conditions there are most
The Condemned Murderer  of  Patrick
Ryan Preparing   For Death
Counsel for Pasto, tbe Italian tbat
is under sentence of death for the mnr
der of Patrick Ryan nt Oranbrook, bas
given up the idea of applying for a
mw trial aud tbe prisoner bas been in
formed that he muBt die. He views
the matter very philosophically, saying
that he must oie sometime anyway
and if he does not die uow he will
late*. That is about all he has to Bay
about hia impending fate. Pasto is al
ways uuder the eye of a gnard. Two
men have twelve hour shifts, sitting
at tho door of his cell and to them he
has little to say. Ho is in splendid
health, sleeps well and eats heartily.
Tbe execution is set for the tenth of
next month.
A special meeting of the Oily Ooun-
Oalgary, N. W. T., July 18.— All oil wiib held yesterday afternoon to
Calgary and hundreds of oattlemen consider what action should bo taken
from the ranches tributary to the "Sir- with regard to the Traves building,
lion of Caunda" an this foothill oity is The Council decided that, subject to
oalled, welcomed ihe National Editor- the advico of their solicitor, they
inl Association of the United States, would proceed to havo the building
when the specials arrived from the taken down upon the expiration of tho
Canadian National Park today. ' time mentioned in the uotice served on
The day was 8peut on   the   spacious Traves.should he (Traves) fail to coni-
race course where wns congregated one  ply with snch notice.
of t >e most picturesque crowds seen
in Alberta for many a day. Several
hundred Indians ot the Blaukfoot,
Stoney, Blood, and Sncree tribes form- New York, July 20.—Regarding cured a mounted regiment and the oow rent reportB of A. H. Mohlor, now
boys, Mouuted Police and other horse- president of the Oregon Railway &
men joined in the programme arranged Navigation Company, haa accepted the
for the instruction and nmuBement of' presidency of the Big Four, William L.
the American newspapeer men. The '. Bull, lending director of Oregon Rail-
latter expressed themselves as delight-1 way & Navigation Oompauy, said toed with the reception and the country 'day: "I have several telegraraB today
generally. Their stay at Banff Springs ; from Mohler at Portland and in none
was an especially pleasurable one ' ot them has he said anything about
and it was with muoh regret they his intention to retire from the presi
were forced by limit of time to leave denoy of our company. In addition
this beauty spot in the Canadian Monn- to out business relations, Mohler iB a
| tain Park. The visitors left tonight close personal friend of mine aud I
for Manitoba and after a visit to Win- think he would not take such a step
nipeg will leave for St. Paul, Minne-! without letting me know about it.
tipolis, and Ohioago. JI do not believe the report is true."
Fruit grown at Weuatchee, Wash.
200 miles west of Spokane, iB shipped
to Fort Steele via Shelby Junction,
Great Falls, and Lethbridge.a distance
of 1,000 or 1,200 miles. Hood River
fruit, Orogou, is shipped via Vancouver, Modiciue Hat, and Lethbridge,
another roundabout way of similar
distance, In both cases it could be
sent via Nelson involving a journey of
less than 500 miles. As the local i
per, the ProBpeotor, observes, the duty
has to be paid in any case, aud if tin
shorter route weie used freight charges
should be less n-id the fruit should ar
rive in bettor conditiou. The oatragea
on the economies that are perpetrated
iu this little world are frightful.
000 brick and 1,000 tons of lime yearly,
yet in spite of this considerable production of these two bnilding materials
it is a fact that not only have tbey no
stock ou hand, but order* are in for
brick ai.d lime that it will take a
month to fill. Iu fact tbey cannot
turn out nil the brick and lime needed
by their West Kootenay customers.
The marble nsed in the Houston,
Hudson's Bay aud Hunts blocks now
being erected in Nelson, comes from
this company's quarry opposite Kaslo.
The entire front of the Houston biock
will he of this marble and of glnss,
and it is stated that when completed it
will be the finest front in Nolson. This
marble ia now being finished in the
yard next to the Queen's Hotel, and is
attracting attenstion  of all  passerby.
The Commencement of the Final Portion
of Line From Nelson to Kuaka-
nook Is Decided on-
Washington, July 20.—The date of
Bailing of the Washington troops for
home has been approximately fixed by
General Otis at August 10. Details
regarding transportation accommodations will be sent later. According to
the present s:hedu!e tbe Washington
regiment is almost the last of the
volunteers to leave the Philippines.
The condition of transports upon their
arrival off Manila may delay or hasten
their departure. Experience has
shown that deiay should more likely be
Olympia, Wash., July 20.—In reply
to n letter from Secretary of War Alger stuMng that it wns probable tbe
Washington vclnnteers wonld sail
from Manila about August 10 Governor Rogers today wrote Secertary Alger, saying: "People of Washington
will be overjoyed if ships bringing
our volnnteers can come direct to Paget Sonud. If thin is a possibility, I
urge compliance with the earnest
wish of our citizens. "
Although the C. P. R. tlignatories
maintained a manifest reserve as to
what was going to be done towards
oompleteing the Crow's Nest Pass Line
between Nelson and Kuskonook, it is
gathered from a trustworthy source
that a portion of tbat piece of work
will in all probability very shortly be
commenced. It is tbe present desire of
the oompany to have a line from Nelson to Balfour ready before the ensuing winter, an they are not anxions to
have tbeir new route interferred with
by tbe ice on tbe West arm of tbe
. The land from the Balfour light-
bouse to a point four miles down the
west arm of the lake, saving Mr. T.
G. Proctor's ranob, belongs to the 0.
P. R. Terms have been arranged with
Mr. Procter for a right-of-way through
his property.
At Nine Mile Point Mr. H. Belons'
preemption will bo intersected by the
new line. It is understood tbat arrangements have been made with the
NelBon & Fort Sheppard Railway as to
tbeir rights so that no opposition in
that quarter may be expected.
In ail probability before next Christmas cars will be runuing between Nelson nnd Balfour. This part of the line
will not be, comparatively, an expensive business.
But trom Balfour to Kuskauook the
cost of construction will be considerable.
The importance to this City in having an additional line, added to tbe
two already existing with a terminus
here, cannot be too highly estimated.
Not only trade bnt mining industries
will also be greatly benefitted by the
new line. Then when tbe line from
Bonner's Ferry to Kuskauook is completed tbo position of Nelson as a railway centre will be unique in British
A Canadian Pacific party consisting
of Mr. 0. E. McPberson, Winnipeg,
passenger agent, M. Wr. R. Mao
limes, general freight agent of the
western division and Mr E. J. Ooyle,
assistant passenger agent, Vancouver arrived in this city lust evening. Messrs.
McPberson and Mulnnrs are making
their first tour of the Kootenays. Mr
McPherson in one of the bent and most
popular railway men in the east, and
Mr. Maelnnts. who is a Bon of Senn-
tor Maclnnos of Hamilton, has for
some time been general agent of the
freight department in Chicago.
New York, July 20.— Athough General Master Workman Parsons said
yesterday that today was to be big day
for tbe strikers in Manhattan Borough
this morning opened in tbe quietest
way so far as strikers were concerned.
Almost without exception oars on all
li it's stared Ir un tbeir barns on schedule time. Parsons issued a statement today declaring the strike was
practically woo. He said 1,500 were
out and mare going out hourly.
Washington, July 20.—Investigation
of the complaint that the Oregon troop*
were not properly clothed brings ont
the fact that the quartermaster of that
reigrnent turned into tbe quartermasters at San Francisco a considerable
amount of clothing including mora
than 700 great coats, number ot blankets and heavy under clothing. This
olothing when received by the United
States is not charged to the regiment
and is accepted as if not paid.
Berlin, July 20.—The Cologno Ga
zette's Apia corespondent cables that
the Germans there are highly pleased
ver the sucesseB achieved by Bnron Von
Steinbnrg, German membor of the
Sauionn commission, nguinst the opposition commissioners of Great Britain.
Elliott, the German commissioner,
tho despatch adds, ncccded to the de-
mand of United States Commissioner j
Tripp for a confirmation of Ohiof Justice Chambers' decision merely as a
matter of form and in ordur to preserve valuable American friendship.
Germany's influence with the natives,
according to tho Gazette's dnsputcb, is
strongor than ever. It is added that
Samoan will demand priveleges from
The Record of One of  Nelaon'a Manufacturing   Concerns
A general idea of the manner in
whioh Nelson people pnrtonize home
industry, together with a knowledge
of the prosperity of NelBon concerns
and the bnilding notivily of the City,
can he gained by a perusal of the fol-
owing facts relating to the luisim ss of
the West Kootonay Brick and Lime
The West Kootsnay Brick and Lime
Oompany operate three brick yardB and
a lime and marble quarry. Two of
the yards are in Nelson, one at Balfour aud the quarry is situated opposite Kaslo.     They manufacture 2,200,-
Kaniloopn, July 20.—An unknown
man has been reported hanging from
a limb of a tree near the Indian reserve here. Indians came tu town and
reported the case to the authorities and
said the man had evidently been hnng-
ing for days as tho body was in an advanced stage of decomposition. The
police have gone to the Bcene to bring
the body to town. It iB supposed to
be n case of suicide as no person is
missing at present.
Victoria, July 20.-The United
Slates training ship Adams, on her
annual cruiBe arrived hero this morning from Honolulu via Port Angeles.
Di/.io H.Ross,well knowu thoughout
the Province, a pioneer of Cariboo gold
fields and latterlv among the leading
oiitzens of Victoria died today. Death
was tbe result of an operation.
Trieste, Austria, July 20.—The cruiser Olympia with Admiral Dewey en
board, arrived here yesterday. The
principal newspaper, 1! Picolo, has a
fluttering article welcoming tne Admiral to Austria. The Olympia will
remain here about two weeks. Dewey's
health is perfect. He bas not decided
whether ho will go to Carlsbad as bad
beeu announced, but its not probable
be will do so. The Admiral intends to
visit Vienna. Upon her airival here
the Olympia fired a aalnte of 21 guns
which was returned from the fort
aud four Austrians and on Greek
warship. Subsequently Dewey received a visit from tbe authorities, United
States Minister to Austria, Addison
Harris, and a staff of the legation and
consuls of thu United Steates in Austria. Foreigu consuls were received
by Dewey on board tbe Olympia during the forenoon. The Olympia had a
bud run to Aden against a monsoon,
but from that point on tbe weather
wus flue. Dewey expects to remain
ou board his flagship with the exception of an oecaBional trip on shore.
The Americans bore find the weather
cool and refreshing. Most of tbe obief
Governmi nt officials aro absent on
leave. British Consul Ohurohill was
the first caller on Dewey and was saluted in a most oordial manner.
Washington, Jnly 30.—The following has been received at the War Department: "Manila, July 20—To
Adjutant-General, Washington. Storm
still prevailing, barometer rising, indicating improving weather conditions.
Average rain fall July several years
14 half inches. For 20 days Jnly now
closed 41 inches. Country flooded,
troops on outposts have suffered and
former lines ooramunioation ont in
Borne instances, not serious. No ma
i tenal increase in sickness reported.
|Telegraphic communication maintain-
I ed to San Fernando, Bacor and nearly
'all other points. Unable yet to ooal
returning transports. OTIS.''
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Another body of Canadian journalists are heading for British Columbia,
and will take in Nelson with other
Kootenay points before returning to
their homes. These are from farther East than our late visitors, principally from Ontario, although there
is a liberal sprinkling from Quebec,
and an odd one or two from the Maritime Provinoes. Many of them, no
donbt nearly all of them, are visiting
British Columbia for the first time.
They might have come any time these
twelve year«, so far as railway facilities were concerned. And during
nearly the whole of that period they,
in common with the rest of the world,
have known that the mountain scenery along the Canadian Pacific ia the
grandest on earth. It oannot be the
soenery, therefore, that brings them,
for, if it were, it would have drawn
them long ago. Incidentally it is an
attraction, and it will be enjoyed to
the very highest capacity of the
tourists; bnt'something else there must
be to move them to cake so long a
The reputation of the Canadian Pa-
oifio is something of a factor. Tourists
are well looked after. Every atten
tion is paid them ; they are made as
comfortable as possible; indeed, pains
are taken to give them the sensation
of perfect enjoyment. Hence it hap
pens that the Canadian Pacific is he
coming a favorite route for excursions.
Bnt four or five score of busy jour
nalists from the far East are not going
to cross the continent merely to experience tbe pleasures of travelling over
tbe Canadian Pacific. It is British
Columbia's reputation that attracts
them. They have been bearing of it
for many years baok, bnt only recently
has it been borne in on them that, in
the promise of its future, it is the most
brilliant of all the Provinces of the
Dominion. They are just beginning
to realize that its mineral wealth will
make it the most prosperous, while its
admirable climate ia making it the
most desirable as a place of residence.
British Columbia is growing rapidly
in the pnblio eye and mind, and Eastern journalists are naturally anxious
to see it for themselves. A Province
that is bo ranch talked of, that is attracting so mnoh general attention, iB
worth studying, and these newspaper
men believe that the stndy could be
made more interesting and more profitable if conducted on the spot. Therefore these Press Associations, in deciding on their usual summer excursions,
have resolved to cross the continent
and see British Colnmbia for themselves.
About a ronnd hundred who compose
the second body of excursionists will
reaoh Nelson in a few days. Wifdo not
know that they expeot the City to go
to any expense in entertaining
them i indeed, it is doubtful if anything like an elaborate reception is
desirable. The fact of their coming
will be noted at the Oonncil meeting
on Monday night, when no donbt
everything neoessary for their reception and entertainment will he provided for. That really need not oon-
sist of anything more than official recognition on their arrival, aud a little
courteous attention during the few
hours of tbeir stay. If a committee
wore appointed, of whioh the Mayor
abonld bo tbe head, to welcome them
on behalf of the Oity, and to do the
oustomury simple honors while they
remain, we shall be doing all that is
neoessary and no donbt quite as mnoh
as is ezpeoted.
intimatPd, is the lead question, of great
importance to the Kootenays. Its discussion at the conference will be
awaited with much interest in business ciroles generally. The country
is exceptionally rich in lead deposits,
but owing to the neglect of Governments at Otttwa little has been realised from them. The question to be considered is, what is the best policy to
adopt to encourage the industry and
what steps should be taken to arouse
the Government to a sense of its importance ?
The subject iB treated at some length
in the current issuo of The Trail Creek
News, its attention being called to it
by the fact that lead ore in large
quantities is lying in the smelter bins
nt that place awaiting treatment.
Nothing is being done, however, as
owing to the present conditions it is
impossible to comneto with the American trade. All this immense wealth
of the Kootenays is lying undeveloped,
doing no good to any one, because the
Government refuse to^stir hand or foot
to encourage Canadian smelting. If
the people ut Ottawa would only raise
the dutioB on imported lead aud itB
products, the home industry would
quickly fiud itself in a flourishing condition. The News has no hope of this,
however, ns the Government refuse
to meddle with the tariff. The alternative is to remove the unties on lead
products of Canadian bullion refined in
the United States. There is just aB
little hope of this, for, as The News
obaerves, "the people at Ottawa do
not appreciate in the least the value of
our western industries."
We do not know that there is anything new in the remarks made by
our contemporary. The measures of
relief it suggests have been advocated
time aud again by others. But it
does good service if only in keeping
the subject before the public. It cannot be di60UBsed too often, nor can
too much be said of it. Theie will be
intelligent discusBion at the conference, as the subject will bo in tho
hands of men who understand every
phase of it. We encourage ourselves
to hope that there will also be practioal
results. The Government cannot remain indifferent forever to the necessity of giving the lead industry of
British Colombia a chance, and when
tbe disadvantages under which it is at
present laboring aro presented to them
by an expert aud influential body like
the conference of the Kootenay Boards
of Trade they will feel bound to give
some heed to them.
The Boards of Trade of Southern
British Columbia, whose delegates
are to meet in conference at Rosslaud
next month, will once again breathe
freely as tbey learn that liberty of
speech and freedom of disenssion are
not to be prohibited by the miniature
antoorat of Nelson. They may disenss
the Eight-Hour law if they wish, although tainted on the edge with politics ; and other questions of interest to
tbe mining fraternity may be taken
np withont fear of more serions disaster than the displeasure of a very irresponsible but also very irrasoi-
ble person.   Among these, as bas been
dition to tie population, of which he
has been a unit for several months.
He made a speech at the annual meeting of the Victoria Board of Trade a
few daya ago, of which only a summary appeared in tho newspapers. It
bas been interesting enough, however,
to attract a good dual of notice. Mr.
Herschel-Cohen is a gentleman of
considerable mimug experience, and
his speech was devoted to the discussion of regulations aud conditions governing that industry iu British Columbia. So valuable were his criticisms
esteemed that The Colonist bus extended to him an invitation to write ont
his remarks in full in order that Ihey
may be published for tho benefit of
the public. We hope the gentleman
will find it agreonblo to act on the invitation. With Tho Colonist, we believe that intelligent and disinterested
criticism should he welcomed; nnd
when wo are told that conditions here
are capable of improvement, it is n
very great mistake to become angry
and abusive, and to declare that the
person who says it is an enemy of the
Province, as actually happened iu a
recent instance.
every job. No, there is nc suffering.
There seems to be food for all, but
there are a great number of meu who
are without money, and who will un-
dobtedly suffer. I have no doubt that
the Government will have to step in
aud tako care of these men. There are
hundreds anxious to leave Dawson,
nnd wonld leave if they had the
means, but they have not, and there
is an   end of it."
"How     many   left   within the last
"Fully 2000. A great many have
worked their way out and others are
now on the road south. A great many
worked their way down on the Port-
iuiI. No, there have been no new
rikes. There are certainly meu np
tere who havo made n good thing,and
icy are pleased, but the majority are
■artsick of the Klondike."
There is uncertainty aB to the outcome of tbo Ministerial crisis at Victoria. AVhat is to happen is a question
that ia oxeroising every one. Will the
old Government go ou, with a new At-
toruoy-General? Will there be a general reconstruction? Will it all end
in a dissolution? And if in a dissolution, are events likely to so shape
themselves that the people will di
vide on party lines? These are the
considerations, doubciess, whioh are
forcing the party question so muoh to
the front ut the present time. All
the leading newspapers are discussing
it. We quote some viows expressed in
a recent number of The Colonist:
"Party Government has not proved
auoh nu invariable Buccess that il
ahould bo resorted to, unless under absolute necessity. Poasibly, by and hy,
whon the Province is more thickly
settled, aud the various problems in
Government which require most atten
tion now have boen disposed of, our local politics may settle down to party
lines; but, just now, what we have
chiefly to deal with here are questions
more of a business than political character. We have no surplus of men,
able and willing to enter publio life.
In fact, most people believe su -h men
are too few. Moreover, to draw Federal lineB would be to divide men who
have hitherto acted in full accord iu
Provincial matters, and throw into
enforced nllianco others whose views
as to tho bCBt policy for British Co
lombia are widely dissimilar.
"Tbe division of he voters of this
Province into Conservatives and Lib
erasla is largely the result of accident.
Tbey have never been divided upon
any great issuo of a Federal nharactor.
In this respeot the similarity of
British Columbiu and Now Brunswick
is remarkable. These uro the only
two Provinces of tho Dominion where
the lines of cleavage existing at the
time of Union have been ignored.
Thoj were ignored in Now Brunswick
because the great issue of Confederation ovorahawdowed everything else,
and upon it the old Provincial parties
were hopelessly divided. They were
ignored in this Province, because with
Confederation came responsible Government aud new issues. In New Brunswick when the attempt was made to
introduce Federal lines, the answer of
the people was ovor-wholmning in
favor of the Government that declined
to recognise them, and so wo believe
it wonld be in this Province. Only a
very small proportion of the people
allow themselves to be swayed in such
matters by the wishes of leaders or
wonld-be leaders."
If Mr. Herschel-Cohen resided in Nelson he would be taunted with being a
Johnnie-Come-Lately. In Viotoria
be is welcomed as a most desirable nd-
A few days ago the Tribune made a
great deal of capital out of a report
tbat the mines around Silverton Aere
oommenoing to hire men at $8.60
for eight hours work. The Wakefield
was mentioned and it was sail 17 meu
were at work there. Stress was also
laid on the fast that there were no idle
miners around Silverton. Not one
mine in the Silverton district is working men underground for98.B0 for eight
hours except the Noonday, which is
owned by the president of the Silver-
ton miners uuiou. The Wakefield has
10 men doing surface work at $11.00 fur
ten hours work and has no miners
underground. Tho Wakefield wonld
take over a hundred meu at once for
$8.00 for eight hours hut will close
down permanently rather than pay
$.850. There are no idle meu around
Silverton because they have left the
country as a result of tho governments
legislation. But there are idle store
keepers and clerka. If the labor trouble were settled tomorrow tho mines
could not Btnit up as there are not men
in tbo country to operate one qnuiter
of thom.
The Economist, Nelson's exclusive
Weekly, published by that veteran journalist, Mr. Ourley, has entered its
third year—quite a mature age as
things go in the Kootenays. Clothed
in a new dresB, with its neat covor,
The Eoonouiist presents nn inviting
uppearauco. And th.iso who partake
of its columns will dinar witness Unit
the dish is as inviting ns it looks.
Mr. Ourley is an eusy but caustic writer, and bus a good grip of British Columbia politics. His paper deserves
success, and we aro glad to learn thai
it is meeting with it in qeiicrous
measure. Tho Miner wishes it thirty
times three yaurs of life, and by t.'iot
tiiuo it will be indifferent to any
one's praises.
The Daily Columbian may be in a
position to know, but at any rate it
spouks positively in tho following:
"There iB nothing nnd never wns anything in Mr. Maritn'a trumped up
bogay, to hide his own discomfiture, of
Oous trvatizing the Cabinet. The pres
nt party in power in the Province
does not know O* recognize Dominion
party hues, aud Cabinet or other vacancies   will   bo   fiilled   by   tho   best
available material, without regard nl
all to tho iiiiinaiei-iai accident of Dominion party creod." The best we
can Met—that i« the policy to adopt,
for it is the sufest to follow, and will
wear longrst, aud will give the most
Manila, July HI.—The Spanish commission charged with negotiating for
the release of the Spanish prisoners
held by Filipinos exooct to return to
fi'itluc aoou, with full authority to secure tho release of all tho prisoners
The commisioners hope to be able to
make nrrnugemeuts under which
money, to be paid for the ransom of the
Spanish captives, is to ho deposited in
the bunk to be drawn by Filipinos ut
a future date, so that the money
cannot bo nsed to carry on the war
against the United States. The Filipinos refuse to allow civilian prisoners to embark on board tho ship leaving Aparri although the? hud passports signed by Aguiiiuldn. There
have been terrible rains here during
the Inst two daya. In coiiBoquence it
has been neoessary to use boats in
moving about the afreets of Manila
and the whole country ia flooded. The
total precipitation thua far in Jnly
has been 85 inches and in the last 81
honrs, 12 inches of rain has falleu.
Insargeuts concealed on the bank of
the Rio Grande today fired ou the
gunboat Lagnnode Buy, killing one
soldier and wounding three. The gunboat trained a gattling gun npun the
shoio and quickly dispersed tho insurgents.
Had   Better   Stay     in   the   Kootenay
R. E. Edgar, one of the passengers
of tbe Portland, takes a gloomy view
of the Btate of affairs in Dawson.
" There ia nothing doing there," he
said. "It is frightfully dull. The
placo is so overrun with unemployed
men that there are   at least 10 men for
The Spokosnian-Review   on Tuesday's
The following is the accouut of
Tuesday's meetiug of the Nelson Boaid
of Trade, which appeared in yesterdays Spokesmnu-Roview nnd Rosslaud
At tho largest attended meeting the
Nelson Board of Trade ever 1 eld,
called to reconsider n resolution passed
by a small majority nt an unrepresentative meeting laat week to restrain
delegatos to the joint meeting at Boss-
hind next month from discussing or
voting on any resolution referring to
eight-hour law, it was agreed with
ouiy one dissenting vote to allow the
delegates to discuss or deal with tho
eight-hour question as they see fit.
This is the endorsement of the action
of President J. Roderick Robertson of
the Board, who is manager of the
Ymir mine, and who has been active
in his oppositiion to the methods hy
which the law was passed. All olassea
of Nelson business  men were present.
The Anticipated Smelter is Now to Bo
an Accomplished Fact,
The Spokauo Daily Chronicle states
that ihe smolter sito at Graud Forks
has been a scene of great activity all
week anil a good force of meu have
U>i n working hard getting things iu
readiness for the beginning of actual
constructiju on the building.
J. W. Bye of Spokane has arrived iu
the city to tako charge of the brick
and stone work for the plant, tho company having decided to do nil this
work themselves by day labor instead
of letting coutracts. A force of men
is now at work gofting the grades and
levels from the dain to the flume and a
gang is also at work grading tor the
big Hume. Tho company has decided
to slnrt n machine shop i i connection
with their smelter plant. This will
be tho first in the Boundary country
and will he a custom shop, doing work
for the outsido mines nnd companies
as well as for the plant. A new outfit
of machin.try has boon ordered and is
now on tho road from Chicago.
The first tier of the tompnrary bridge
'o be put across the north fork ut the
smelter silo has already been completed
ind work will be pushod ahead aa fast
as possible.
Kilns containing over 2,00,000 brick
am uow being burned ut Ward's
briokyard above tho town and he is
advertising for more men to assist him
in filling his big contract with the
smelter eompuay. Over 200 barrels of
lime have alieudySbeen prepared and
a large additional [quantity will be
needed. Before long huge foroes of
inon will he needed in the "nrious departments of construction aud all kinds
of laborers are iu demand here just at
While it has not boon definitely
announced, still it ia well understood
hero that the smelter company bus
purchased the Simpson sawmill, about
three miles above town, and will saw
most of its own lumber. A large
planing plant haa been ordered from
Itossland and the company intends doing its own work in thiB line ulso.
Over Twelve Hundred   Yards  of Good
Ground Available.
A squad from the Souti Kootenay
Rifles visited the proposed rifle range
beyond Bogustown yesterday and
measured it off with a ohaiu. It wns
found that a range 1,252 yards could
be secured instead of 700 yards which
was estimated yosterduy. This will
make as good a range us there is in
Canada. Men will be put to work
at once clearing tho rnuge, and no
time will ho lost in buildi"g the butts
and putting the targets in place. The
shooting will be done across a valley
and the bullets that miss the butts
will lodge in a mountain. Sandbags
will be so arranged that bullets will
not recoil and do anybody barm.
The roud to the Florence Park Hotel
passes along the valley but seutrios
will be pluced upon it while there is
shunting to warn people using the
road. The rnngo will be ready for
shooting to commence in u couple of
weeks. The first of tho lectures by
Sergt. -Inst. Carroll wns giveu yester
day In a room in The Miner'soid office
placed at the disposal of the oompany
by The Miner. The oompany drills
tonight at the armory. As there is
none too much daylight after seven
o'clock the members of the company
are requested to turn up sharp on time
eveu if tbey have to double up und
come in on the trot.
Judgment  Given in the Oase of Madden vs. the N. & F. S. R. R.
London, July 19.—The Privy Council has upheld the deoision of the Supreme Court of Brisish Columbia and
dismissed the appeal in tbe case of Madden aud the Attorney-General of British Colnmbia against the Nelson and
Fort Sheppard Railway and the Attorney General of Canada.
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the Fairness and Honesty in Dealing with
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Promptly Attended to.
He Kecites the  Facts of the Case From
His   Standpoint,   and   Will
light to a Finish.
Colonel Isnac N. Pt>ytou io<t no unnecessary time in filing an answer to
the sensational sun instituted by bis
former wile. Mrs Helen ' M. Peyton,
praying for » half interest in the present estate of Colonel Peyton.
in the first plane the Colonel denies
in the answer which ho filed yesterday
thai the plaintiff is his lawfully married wife. Ho also denies that he left
plaintiff in the City of St. Louis with
the intention of going elsewnere to
provide a homo for her and himself,
and denies that he ever tol.l plaintiff
that such was lilt intent.
1 He dories that iu the wiutor or
priug of 1880, or at any other time,
he entered into any pretended marriage under an assumed name, or at
all. and denim ch-.t since that time or
at all, ho has been unlawfully living
and cohahitatiug with any wcmau.nud |
further denies that be is the husband
of   the plaintiff.
Tho answer of Colonel Peyton,
s r If pad <if its legal phraseology, is to
the effeot that in 'he year IKHfi he was
divorced from the plaintiff in tho present case by the district court of Klickitat country, holding terms at Golden-
dale, on the ground that the present
planitlff had b-jen guilty of cruel treatment. Mrs. Peyton failed at that time
to enter an appearance ami a default
was taken against her and a decree of
divorce was on October I, 1885, duly
signed by George Tumor, judge of said
court, and entered upon the records.
Afterwards tbo papers relating to the
case were lost or stolen from the tiles
of the court aud their whoreabouts
are nor now known by Colonel Peyton.
April 111, 188(1, Helen M. Peyton appeared in the foregoing suit and petitioned the court tor an order vacating
and setting aside the judgment and
decree, and farther asked for a change
of venue of said cause to the diBtriot
court of tho Fourth judicial distnot of
Washington territory, holding terms
at Cheney, in and for Spokane couutv.
May SO, 18811, the application was
granted and the case was transferred
to Cheney by order of Judge George
Tho action to set aside the decree
was resisted by Colonel Peyton, and
on August 2(1, I88(i, ho was ordered to
pay to Helen M. Peyton certain sums
of money for her maintenance and attorney's fees during iho pendency of
the suit. December 211, 1880, Colonel
Peytou ami bis former wife Helen M.
Poyton, entered into a stipulation and
agreement iu writing whereby it was
stipulated and agreed that Mrs. Peyton had received ill; property right to
which she was then or at any tinio had
been entitled ; that the decree of divorce theretofore entered iu said oause
was valid and legal; that the petition
of plaintiff to vacate the same could
not bo maintained, nnd that said petition should be dismissed by th« oourt
aud that the order of dismissal should
bo a bar to any further proceedings by
Mrs. Peyton against the deciee of divorce and that tho order for alimony
should be vacated.
December 24, 18811, Judge Turner
made the ordei dismissing the petition
to vacate the decree and vacating the
order ofr alimony.
Daring the mouth of March, 1880,
Mrs. Helen M. Peyton brought action
for divorce agaiust Colonel Peyton in
the district court at Cheney, alleging
desertion aud failure to support. Afterwards Mrs. Peyton tiled an amended complaint, alleging that tho colonel had secured a divorce from her
through fraud. She asked, not only
for divorce, bnt that their property
rights be adjudicated.
December 10, 1880, the parties came
to an agreemout regarding their property rights and the divorce case was
by stipulation disimssed by Judge
On December 13, 1889, Mrs. Poyton
commenced another action against
Colonel Peyton alleging in the complaint tho marriage of plaintiff and defendant, aud likewise alleging the
divorce gra»ted Colonel Peyton upon
October 17, 188!i, without settlement
of property righis and without division of community property, aud prayed an adjudication of the commuuity
property rights of the plaintiff and
defendant aud the entry of a decree
giving to her such portion of said property as she by law was entitled to or
that a sum in gross should bo allowed
hor iu lieu of her interest in said coni-
innuity property. December 20, 1880,
a judgment was entered by said conrt
in accordance with tho allegations
and prayer of hor complaint. The
judgment rendered was for tho sum of
III,000 and was immediately settled by
Colonel Peyton.
After reciting tbe above facts and
attaching to tho answer copies of the
different orders, rulings and judgments
of Iho court, Colonel Peyton sets forth
the following:
"That relying upon said decree of
divorco and believing that thereby
tho bonds of matrimony therefore existing betwoon the plaintiff horein and
the defendnnt were dissolved, this
defendant did, upon Novermber4,1885,
at Spokane Falls, W, T., marry Vie
toria Houghton, his present wife.
Thereafter learning that the plaintiff
sought to oast doubt upon tho reality
of said marriage, claiming that tbe
divorco from the plaintiff herein granted the defendant upon October 17,
1885, was irregular, or invalid, the defendant and his said wife, formerly
Victoira Houghti n, caused the marriage ceremony to be re-performed over
them at Sim Francisco, Calfornia, on
March 12, 1080; thoy believing that
if tlure was aught of irregularity or
invalidity in the decree of divorce entered in October, 1885, if, was cured by
ih>\ judgments thereafter entered in
■^hlS nnd kindred suits, brought by
this paintiff herein.
"That during all these years since
the marriage of defendant aud his present wife, they ha>e be n, aud now are,
living together as husband and wife
in the community in which they were
married. Three children have been
born to them, two of whom are living,
and  growing  np as  youths  iu  their
parent's   care.   During    tbe    greater
portion ot this time they had bnt little
property bnt by their joint efforts from
year to year, this  property was added
to,   and through fortunate invasltnents
iu mines they  were in 18S5, possessed ,
of considerable   prorerty ill the   State
of Washington,   real and personal,   of;
the value nf several hundred thousand
dnllais. all of which has been acquired j
through their joint  efforts   since their
"Iu 18U5 or 1890 defendant was com-!
monly reported to be   a   wealthy   man
and it was then   and  uot   until   then,
that the plaintiff bejtdn began to make
demands  npou him,   and   to attempt
to cast donbt npon the  reality   of  the
decree   uf   divorce of October 17   1885,
and upon the validity of the   mnrriage
of defendant and bis wife, and it   was
because   of   her acts in   so doing   that
the marriage   ceremenv-   of   1890   was
performed.    And defendant   avers tbat I
it is against publio policy, good morals j
and fundamental principles   of  equity |
•hat defendant should   now be allowed
to wage this   suit in the coirts of law
for that her delay ba? been   most  in-
reasonable, nnjustifht! le and uacouEci-
Dr. Doelittle who with Mr. Merri-
lield is inteiebted in in roluoing gas
iutn Nelsou and Rosslaud returned to
Nelsou last night from Rossland. Tbe
following is an account of what took
place at the meeting of the Rossland
City Council respecting tbe gas franchise :
The by-law granting a gas franchise
to Messrs. Pearson et al., was then
taken up and read a second time, Aid.
Hoosou alone voting nay.
The council then went into oom-
mictee of the whole and took up the
gas by-law, clause hv clause, Aid.
Clnte in the chair. Mr. A. 0. Gait
and Dr. Doolittle were present on behalf of the applicants for the franchise
and City Solicitor Abbott looked after
the legal standing of the municipality
in the matter. Several changes were
maae in the terms of the agreement to
be submitted to the eleotors next
mouth, but tbo most important ones
wero striking out of the "Exclusive
Franchise" clause and the reduction of
the maximum charge that tbe consumer will have to pay The price for
1,000 feet still remains at {2.25, but
25 per cent, off will be allowed for
prompt payment instead of 20 percent.
Tho by-law as amended will he read a
third lime next Tuesday aud if passed
will he submitted to the ratepayers for
approval iu August.
The    Remains of    the    Unfortunate
Welshman Have Been Recovered.
Yesterday morning as Mr. Ouslow
Newling was crossing the lake from
his bouse lo the Hale's boat house he
saw a dead body floating on the water
near the rocky bluff which faces the
government wharf. Mr. Newling Immediately notified the chief of police
and the coroner of his discovery. A
boat was sent out and the body recovered. Though the features were hard
to identifly. still they were recognized
as those of Wil iam Beard who was
drowned ill the lake some three
weeks ago. Two letters addressed Ic
William Beard were also found on the
body together with $25 in notes.
The remains were taken to McAr-
tbur & Co. the undertakers, and the
funcial will, it is understood, take
place today. William Beard came
from E gland, and has a father and
two sitters still living there.
Bisley, July 19.—Gilchrist, a Canadian rifleman, won in the tie in the
Premier competition, defeating Flem
ing, Payne and Pattison, and taking
first prize, a bioyole. The Duke of
Cambridge competition at 900 yards
commenced today. There were several scores of 45 out of a possible 50.
The Canadian scores were as follow :
Bertram and Rennie, 48; Wilson, 41;
Robertson, !I8; Bayies, 28; Ross, 15.
The score of R. A. Robertson of the
Canadian team in the Duke of Cambridge competion wns 39. Shooting
500 yards for St. George Challenge
Vase was completad today. About
seventy marksmen made the highest
possible scores, including Fleming of
the Canadian team. The scores of the
other Canadians were: Hockley aud
Grnbam, "4; Bertram and Simpson,
33. In shooting off the tie in the
Premier competition, Fleming of the
Canadian team secured second prize,
£10 In shooting for the Duke of
Cambridge competition Fleming scored
44 out of a possible 50.
Yesterday tbe first sod was turned
for the Otanbrook-North Star mine
branoh of the O.P.R. The road will
be 20 miles in length and when opened will be a great boon to East Kootenay as it will provide some valuable
mines with excellent shipping facilities. The North Star will bo developed on an < laborate scale. Tbe
work of construction is being done
by the O. P. R. itself. Tenders were
called for some time ago and several
contractors figured on the job, but
when the tenders were opened the oompany decided that they were too high
and did not accept any of them. An
offer was made to let some contracts
for little pieces of ihe work but the
contractors withdrew.
New York, July 19.—Without authority from the labor ograuiza
tions of which they aro a part, motor-
men ou surface electric lines of the
Metropolitan Street Railway Oompany
have nrecipitat id a strike in Manhattan. The strikers nnve already gain
ed many recruits and the lines of tbe
oompany have been oonsideiably embarrassed.
Mr. F. J. Deane, M. P. P. for  North
Yale, On a Visit to Nelson.
F. J. Deane,   M. P.   P.   for North
Yale, and editor of the Kaniloops Sentinel,   iB   renewing bis  acquaintance
with the Kootenay districts. He arrived in town yesterday and is staying
at tbe Home Hotel. It is three years
since Mr. Deane was in this City aud
be is simply amazed at the progress
that ban been made. He bad nothing
to say with regard to the present political situation, except tbat he did not
think tbere was any reason to anticipate an appeal to the country ns a result of tbe caucus next week. Speaking of bis own town, Mr. Deane said
tbat before long Kan.loops would figure as one of the big copper producing
centers of British Columbia. Tbere
is a great deal of development work
being done ou several promising prospects in the vicinity of Kamloons and
the indications are that within the
next few months Kamloops will havo
two or three shipping mines. Business generally is good at the Inland
Capital. Tbere is a lot of bnilding under way, and arrangements have been
completed for the erection of a first
olaBss hotel. Mr. Deane will visit
Rossland before returning home.
Mr.  R. Hedley, accompanied hy Mrs.
Hedley, returned to Nelson on Sunday.
Finance Minister Carter Cotton is in
Revelstoke ia his capacity as Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works.
A Ann tront weighing 4I2' pounds
was caught yesterday with an attifi-
cial minnow from the O. P. R. wharf.
As there is a $15,000 vote for a publio building in Nelson, W. A. Galli-
her's visit to Ottawa did not come so
high after all.
If tbe thermometer wonld only become a good fellow and take a little
drop not even a temperance advooate
would raise an objection.
The City Hall has been particularly
prosperous this week. Thousands of
dollars have been received for Irquor
and trade licences since the 15th of
tbe month.
Angling parties and picnickers will
do well (O notice the new line of
canned delicacies which DosBrisay
& Co., are offering in our advertisement columns
Sergt. D. E. McKinnon, of the Winnipeg Police force, and cousin of A. F.
MoKinnon of this Oity, is in Nelson
on a pleasure irip. He is en route to
the Coast.
Dr. L. D. Godshall, who has been
acting as superintendent nf the Hall
mines smelter during the absence of
Mr. Hedley, leaves on the morning
train for Spokane, accompanied by
his family.
The faot that it is very warm is not
the only objectionable feature of these
dog days. The imbecihe individual
who smiles blandly at you nnd enquires, "Is it hot enough for you?"
makes it much worse.
Fishing is supposed to be the poor
man's sport A gentleman who is well
known in local sporting oicrles says
that he and his friends got four tront
the other day at Wards' Crossing. The
expenses of the party for rail fare,
lunch and bait when totalled up
showed that each fish cost $4.50.
| Ten carloads of rails for the street
railway have reached Nelson. Work
will not commence until all the ma
terial has been received as the company
does not wish to tear up the stroets.un
til it will be sure that tho work will
in no way be delayed.
Private Flem ing, one of the members
of the Canadian team at Bisley is a
brother of Mrs. George S. Beer of Nelson. He bas been doing some splendid
shooting, coming 22nd in tho Imperial
service, and was one of the three Canadians who are iu on tbe Kolapore
Cnp. At one range be made 84 ont of
a possible 85.
Last Sunday week a canoe belonging
to AsMey, which had been hired for the
afternoon by two men, was lost.
Tho occupants got into rapid water
and. npset (close to land fortunately). Last Sunday the remains of
the canoe were floating about in the
rou-ih water at Ward's crossing.
From private advices jnst received
from members of the Victoria Lacrosse Club, it is an assured fact that
the Nelsou team will be royally entertained when they visit that city on
tbeir tour next month. Large crowds
are promised for the matches and an
impetus will be given the game hy the
visit of a team from an outside
Chares A. Prosser who has been
clerk at the Hume hotel since it wns
opened,bas resigned his'position aud on
tbe first of August will take over the
management of the Wnverly. Mr
Prosser'B knowledge of the hotel business, combined with his univerrsal
popularity, will no donbt make the
Wnverly a very prosperous house.
Yesterday was the warmest day of
the year thus far. The official thermometer registered 90 Bnt it is a
most optimistic instrument and is so
carefully guarded from the wind and
sun that t it does not give an idea of
what ns poor mortals who are not so
favorod have tu endure. In the sun
it was considerably over one hundred
degrees above the chilly zero mark.
Oowes, July 19.—A* was the oose
yesterday Shamrock showed her super
iority very soon after tho start was
made. Reating to windward she ran
away from her opponent to the Nab
lightship, and again put nbont in IC
seconds, the Britannia occupying 12
seconds in tbo turn. Tbo whole race
showed the challenger is far ahead of
the Britannia although the unfortunate
becalming of the boats precluded tbo
finish of the race. The Prince of
Wales was obliged to start for London. Shamrock was apparently not
damaged by grounding.
Corning, N. Y., July 19.—Mrs. Bir-
rolio died yesterdoy at Blossburg. Pa.
ns a result of the inhuman conduot of
her husband. Two weeks ago he set
fire to the clothes of his wife with
burning paper and then held her
hands, while she burned. Shouts
from the suffering woman bronght in
neighbors who resoued her.    She  was
; taken to the college hospital a.id  died
from burns yesterday.    Birrolio   is  in
I jail charged with murder.
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We are prepared to furnish Puinpirg Machinery o
various types for all Alining Duties. Our long experi
ence and up to date plant and methods enables us to
warrant our Pumps unappinachcd for design, durability,
compactness and general servicable qualities.
We would be pleaded to furnUli Catalogae and Katlmalea.
Outside Packed Duplex
CO., Li,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see   us.
B. C.
Delivered to an any point on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
Mill at PILOT BAY.
Yards, NELSON and LARDO.
Home Made Ice Cream
Picnic and fishing baskets wade up,
Ward St.,   -  Opposite llnme Hotel
.   Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Bandpn
B. O. I*3*!
JJ a Land Surveyor. Surveys of mineral
clnims.lands, elc. Agent for obtaining Crown
Grants. Oflico Tumer-Boeckh block, Nelsou.
12 w of Dental work done. OffiV.s: Broken
Hill Block. Corner Baker and Ward Streets
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Iron nnd Brnss Uniting* or Every Drsrrlp
lion.   Repairs and   Jobbing
Provincial Land Surveyor.
AND   K088LAND, B. 0.
A limited amount of private fundri to loan
on mortgage Upon Improved city property. Apply to Klliott & Lonnle, r.:>liriu>rn. NoIkoii .
s. Saviour's [Bngmbh] Church—Corner
Ward and Silica SIh. Sundays: Holy Communion 8 a in.; and on tho Int. und3rd Sundays
in the month after Man ins; Mattins at 11 a.m.
Sunday School 2,110 p.m.; KvennonK 7.30. Dally
Nf attics at 0.80 a. m. Thursdays and Saint b
Daysi Holy i 'iininiiniii n io a. m. Fridays!
Evensong 7*80 p, in., followed by choir practice. H. 8. Akehurnt, Hector. Frod Irvine,
Geo. Johnstone, WardonK.
Phkbhytkrian UiiuitCH—Servicesat 11 a.m.
and 7.o0 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Hev. K. Frew,
Pad tor.
Methodist Church—Corner Silica and
Joscphino Streets.   Services at 11 a.m. and 7,30
f), m. ; Sabbath School, 2,30 p.m.: Prayer meet-
ngon Friday evening at 8 o'clock: Kpwortb
League C, fit,, Tuesday at 8a.m. Uev. John
Hobson, Pantor.
CATHOLIC Church-Mass at Nelson, first
and third Sunday ut 8 and 10.00 a.m.; Benedlo
tion at 7.30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland
BAPTIST Church — Services morning and
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet
Ing vVedncsday evening at 8 p.m. the B. Y
P. U. Monday eveningat 8 o'clock. Stranger?
cordially welcomed. Rov. C. W. Rose, Pastor
Salvation Army—Servic s every eveninr
at 8 o'clock in barraickaon Victoria stree
AdluUnt Kdgooombe in charge.
Hydraulic Pipe
Waterworks or Mining Plants.
The largest and  best equipped Rivetted
Steel  pipe- making plant  on the Coast.
Estimates Furnished.
Large or Small Quantities.
No Delay in Delivery.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Ofllec ami Work*
A full line of
Harris Homemade Tweeds
Prom Talbot Harris, Scotland.
Fancy Fall Goods of
every description. Call
and inspect my stock.
,   ■ ',*
Beauty nnd style without comfort
is easily obtainable, comfort without appearance is equally simple.
You never saw an ugly pair of
"Slater Siloes," yet many of them
cover comfortably most unlovely
The combination of theiie two—
comfort und beauty—are ouly to be
had iu the "Slater Shoe."
Made in twelve shapes, on lasts modelled
from actual feet, all widths aud sizes,
leathers, styles and colors.
Every pair Goodyear welted, name and
price stamped ou the sole.
$3.60, $4.50 AND $5.50.
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Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."
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P. O. Box 214.   Vernon street, Nelson, B. C.
Merchants' Bank of Halifax.
• - $2,000,000
Reserve, $l,25o,ooo.
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized   -   -   •
Capital Paid Up, $1,500,000,
Head Office: Halifa
Geneial Banking Business Transacted; Sterling Bills of Exchange  Bought
and Sold, Letters of   Credit, Etc., Negotiated.
Accounts received on the m • -t favorable terms.   Interest allowed on special
deposit] 'ml on Saving Bank accounts.
Atlin, Bennett, Grand Forks, Nanaimo, Nelson, Rossland, Vancouver, Vancouver East End, Victoria, Ymir.
Geo. Kydd, Manager, Nelson, B.C. NELSON WEEKLY MINER,   FRIDAY, JULY it, 1899
Surveyors are still at work laying
out the wagon road to the Molly Uib-
son mine. The work of construction
will be commenced shortly and it will
be three months before the road is
*   *   *
J. W. Williams, who has just bonded
the Chapleau, is now looking at the
Duohess group on Lemon Creek with
the object of purchasing. This group
consists of three claims owned principally by local men, and the price
asked is understood to be |2000. The
ore is very rich going high in tree
D. S. Strobeok of Ainswortb, B. 0.,
has written tbe management of the
mineral department of tbe exposition
and assures them tbat he will be glad
to assist in anyway possible in preparing an exhibit of ores from the mining camps of the Ainswortb district
He said that tbere will in a great
many moie people than ever before
going to the exposition from the
Kootenay Lake Country.
Mr. J. R. OranBton left Nelson
for Rossland yesterday. He has been
staying here for the purpose of visiting
a group of properties in whioh he is
interested near tbe Silver King -nine
and about four and a half miles south
of this City. The snow has all gone
from the vioinity. He took away with
him some fine looking specimens of ore
from th« group. It is Mr. CranBton's
intention to return to Nelson in a cou
pie of weeks for the purpose of opening
up tbe group.
• •  *
Ymir, July 19.—Through a typo
graphioal error in yours of the lnth
re the assays on the Silver Lake
group, it was made to read $110,
Whioh   should   have read  fin.
Today a ton of supplies was sent out
to the Big Home Group situated nt
the head of tbe south fork of Forcupiue
Tbe Yellowstone mine which is own
ed by in eastern syndicate have made
arrangements to ereot a mill for the
purpose of treating their ore. The
property is very nearly developed, aud
will be ready to stone as aoon aB the
mill is completed. Part of Lavin's old
mill is being removed to tbe property
and timber will be sawn into linn tier
on the ground as there is no road to
tbe property; this will save tbe con
etruotion of a road for the present.
• •   *
Tbe favorable  result of a shipment
of some 160 tons of ore from the   Sun
■nine and Silver Oup properties, in the
Trout Lake mining district,   has been
announoed.     These   mines,     together
with   the   adjoining   claims, are  the
property   of   tne   Snnshino   Limited
The company bas  just   received  from
tbe Trail   smelter  the  sum  of $1(1,
948.34, being the proceeds of the ship
ment, after tbe   deduction of   freight,
treatment and duty charges.   One car
load of tbe   ore   oame   from   tbe Sunshine claim and the rest  from the Silver Oup,
Frank Tribles, of Spokane and W,
Walloon have been prospecting tho
Standard Basin, and struck a very ex
tensive lead of copper ore, of the same
character as that in tbe Standard
claim. They have named their claims
the Morning and the Noonday. The
claims adjoin the Monitor, the next
olaim to the Standard in the group.
There are seven men at work on
the Standard group, some doing assess
ment on some of tbe other claims,
while the main force is at work on the
lower level tunnel of the Standard
The tunnel is now in 85 feet, and is
calculated to strike the lead at 00 ft,
when the proposition is to run along
the lead to strike the shaft, which will
give a depth at that point ot 150 feet.
There is still from five to six feet of
snow on the level in the basin.
• *   •
Mr. Ohadbourn returned   from Ymir
yesterday where he has been for tbe
past few days being collecting speci
mens ot ore for the B. C. exhibit at
the forthcoming Paris exhibition
Mr. Ohadbourn brought back with him
ores from 15 different mines and pros
peots in the Ymir carap. The Dundee
and Tainarao mines have promised to
send him picked samples and Mr. Roderick Robertson is having a good exhibit from the Ymir mine arranged.
The size of the speoimens vary, those
from prospuots are from six to eight
inohes cubic measure, but from the
aotual working mines larger pieces
are taken.
Some excellent speoimens have been
sent down from the Silver King weighing all about 1100 pounds. Mr. Chart-
bonrn leaves tomorrow for Port Hill
and Oreston from which place he will
set about obtaining specimens from the
Goat River distirot. He has nlready
sent a man up to the White Grouse
for tbat purpose.
Mr. Obndhonrn complains of the lack
of interest which is being taken in the
matter. In some oas.-s he has been
promised specimens and has been unable to obtain them. Very few seem
ready to oome forward and assist him
by voluntarily ottering to supply him
with specimens. It is impossible for
one man to visit all the mines and
prospects personally. Good specimens
will help to increase the reputation of
a mine so that instead of supplying
them as a personal favor to Mr. Obud
bourn the mine owners should be glad
to have their speoimens accepted. If
there are any owners of mines or pros
peots who desire to contribute towards
the exhibit they must send in their
specimens to Mr. Ohadbourn before
August 1.
»   •   •
July 12.—
Copperhead on Nine-mile oreek—W.
H. Marrow.
Isabella on McPuee creak—W. J.
Shaw. ,
July 18.-
Eldorado on Iron mountain—J. P.
Kellogg on Porcupine creek—R. Kellogg.
Monday ou Wild Horse creek— W.H.
Helena ou Hear craek—C. Willis.
July 18.—
Frankfort ou Bear creek—K. McAl-
Sultana on Summit camp —G, 11.
Whit*  Pine  on   49   creek—G.    H.
•Inly 14.—
Portland on 49 creek—M. Horn.
Republic on 49 creek—M. Horn.
Diddle on Porcupine creek-—W. Har-
wiok and J, Bourgoisa.
July 14.—
Smuggler   on   Porcupine  creek—W.
Conner nnd W. Berwick.
July 15.—
Roundhead on Hall creek—A. McGregor.
Ready Relief on Red mountaiu—D.
Nanoy Lee on north Fork of Salmon
river—II. Windybank.
Dominion on Wild Horse creek—J.
Jeffries on Wild Horse creek—J. H.
Combination on Hall creek—E. Peters
and W. Keech.
Airedale on Kootenay river near Rob-
son—T. H.^Paterson.
July 17.—
Star on Morning monntain—L. L.
Golden Cache on Porcupine creek—T
Rob Roy, Erie—G. McCormick.
Dawson City ou north Fork of Salmon
river—V. Conolly.
Kloudike on north Fork of Salmon
river—V. Conolly.
Mastodon on Iron mountain—C. H.
Lloyd on Burnt Pass district—J. S.
Golgotha on Burnt Pass district—G.
H. Suckling.
July 14.—
One-half Zola, Imperial, Centie Butte
and Gold Reef on Sheep Creek.—L. Levy
to C. Wolfe.
July 15.—
One-sixth B. O. and Imperial nt Ymir.
—H. Brisbois to J. Gautier.
July 15.—
California on Beard Creek.—J. Barber
to J. Norcross.
July 15.—
One-third Californinn on Beard Creek.
—J. Barber to K. J. Anderson.
July 10.-
Yellowstone.    Certificate of improvements issued to H. M. Billings and T.
Ju!y 10.-
One eighth   Crested   Butte  on   Porcupine Creek.— W. Bownners  to S. J.
July 10.
Tutooise on Bird Creek.—M. Kcaley
t> A. McDonald.
July 11.
Beau Revoir on Wild  Ho-se Greek.—
F. Hamlin to C. Nortlnidge.
July 12,
One-half Queen, Niagara, Burlington
and Silverton on Sheep Creek.—J. Swed-
berg to W. Waldie.
July 12.-
One-half North Star  on Toad mountain.—R. S. Lennie to A. H. Kelly.
July 12.—
Queen, C.  and K., Freemont, Josie
and Humboldt on Eagle Creek.—R. S,
Irwine to Golden Five Mines, Ltd.
July 12.—
One quarter Bon Accord  on Salmon
river.—A.  Henderson and others to J.
July 12.—
Flying  Dulchmnn,   Phoebus,    Pilot
Kuob, Independence, Mars, Venus, Pne-
legaton,Boston,Sphinx- Frank Lassley
and others to H. E. Croasdaile.
July 13.-
Oomodore on Wild Horse Creek.—F.
Grantham to D. E. Grobe.
July 18.—
Bl isbane ou Sheep Creek.—G. Wilson
to T. Griffith.
Jnly 13.—
Farview on  Kootenay river,  2  miles
from   Wilson. — II.   Cromwell   and J.
Gilles to J. Riley.
July 14.—
Walhnlla on  north  Fork of Salmon
river.—J. E. Sohingler und W. Dull'to
A. Toney.
July 14.—
Ivnnhoe on Round  monntain.—Kots-
land Development Co. to W. Lowry.
July 14.
One-quarter   Mayflower     ou     Eagle
Oreek.—O. Johnson to J. Nelson.
July 14.-
One-tliird Butte and Lnise on Sheep
Creek.—Cauonica to R. J. Baker.
Co., began stringing wires today for
the purpose of putting additional telephone into Cascade's business bouses.
The Columbia expects to begiu the
work of installing a complete exchange
here, as previously announced in a few
The first load of lumber has been
hauled to the site of the uew Presby
rorian church. The newly formed ladies aid society of the church gave a
strawberry social a few days ago,
which netted a handsome sum to be
added to the building fund.
Wallace, Idaho, July 20.—Testimony
in the Corcoran trial today was unimportant.
West Kootenay Dxantier.—Whkiu: Located:—On Sot'Tii slope ok Golden Kino
Mountain and East Slope of Toad
rpAKE NOTICE that I. F. C. Green of Nel-
A huu, as agent for the Kails View Gold and
Silver Mining Company. Free Mlnei't* Certificate No. I* 11,811), intend, sixty days from the
dale hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Cei-lilleale of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Gram of the above
And further lake notice that action, under
seutlon 37, must he commenced before the issuance uf auch CerlificAtc of Improvements.
970 K. O. GREEN.
Dated this twelfth day of June, 1899.
Has Resigned His   Position   as   U.  S.
SB Secretary   of War.
Washington, July 20.—R A. Alger
has resigned his Cabinet position as
Secretary of War; he will turn the War
Department over to Assistant Seore
tary Meiklejohn on Monday next, having today received a telegram from
the latter at New London, WiBcontin,
stating that he would arrive in Washington Saturday nignt.
Oasoade, July 20.— Colleotor George
O. Rose has moved into his new bnilding, on First Avenue east, whioh will
hereafter he used as a custom bouse.
The structure has been specially fitted
up for that puprose, and is much more
conveniently arranged for the transaction of business than the old location.
Since July 1. the Casoade custom
house has been made a warehousing
point, whioh will prove a great convenience to shippers in the Boundary
The  Vernon   &   Nelson   Telephone
New York, July 20.—The strike in
Brooklyn up to 10 o'clock thin morning respited in no important ehauges.
More cars were running on various
lines after than prior to that hour and
lines were freely patronized. Motoi-
uieu and couducters express themselves
as unwilling to run ont to the suburbs
unless accompanied by police. Police
are beootmiig weary of continued
Dal,as, Texas, July 20.—A report
from Childress in Texas Pan Handle,
200 miles north of Dallas, states that n
cloud iairst occurred in that region with
disastrous results. Its known properly
loss is very heavy but nothing litis
been learned of the late of the peoplo
of the inundated section which embraces a portion of eight counties, The
section is thinly settled; the town"
are small and far apart.
Paris, July 20.—Baroness Nathaniel Rorhschild died suddenly today of
heart disease.
Rome, July 20.—Tbere was a slight
earthquake shock here at 5 o'clock this
Barcelona, July 20.—There was a
serious demonstration here today. A
mob of about 800 seized the opportunity afforded by the presence of tbe
French Admiral Fournier at nn otlieial
lunoh to parade the streets carrying
the French tri-color and shouting seditious cries The crowd was dispersed
bv the police after some trouble and
a number of arrests were made.
Manila, July 20.—Lieut. J. Moore,
of the Iowa regiment shot himself today while temporarily insane.
The Steamship Se'tirnns has returned from Aparrie aud reports that
Agniuuldo, hearing that tbe inhabitants were prepared to welcome the
Amerioans if they camo, concentrated
2,000 troor.s there and fortified the
town and coast approaches   strongly.
Cleveland, July 20.—Nine of the
ines of the Big Consolidated Street
oar system were in operation this
morning. Up to 11 o'clock no disturb
ancea had been reported.
Glasgow, July 20. —Glasgow University today conferred the honorary degree of doctor of laws upon Sir Henry
St. Sebastian, Jul" 20.—The royul
family of Spain hi.ve arrived here.
Tbey were warmly welcomed by the
London, July 20.—A prolonged spell
of unprecedented heat which lins prevailed over the entire country reached
a climax yesterday and today. The
thermometer registered 87 dogrees iu
the shade. There havo been numerous oases of sunstroke, tunny ending
fulally. Horses have suffered from
tbe heat almost as much us human
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.
M. meets Honond Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting hrcthron invited.
G. L. Lennox, SccroUiry.
I.  O. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge
t£ No. Hi, meets every Munday night,
ut   thcii   Hall,   Kootenay street
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
E C Arthur, N. G.   John Vanstoue, V. G.
Fred J Squires, Secy
first and third Wednesday of
each month nt. K. of P, hall, Mac-
Donald Block, cor. Vernon and
Josephine streets. Visit ing brethren cordially invited.
John Watson, Secretary.
OURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meoti
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in the
K of P Hall.   F \V Swanoll, C. I). 8. 0. R.; .1 It
Green. C.R.: J. Farvias. Secy.
NELSON L.O.L. No. lli!)2 meets in tho Mac-
Donald block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clo, k. Visiting members cordially invited.
John Tore, W. M.; F. J. Bindley, R. S.
.NELSON LODGE No. 2.5, K. of P.
(tmoote in I.O.O.F. hall, McDonald block
aevery Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock
JAU visiting knights cordially invited
Chas French, C. C.
(8A() Geo. Robs K. of It. and S.
NELSON LODGE. NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meets
eiorv Thursday in tho I.O.O.F. hn'l. G C
Williams. M,W.: W S Smith, Rco.-Scc.: J. J.
Drlsco'l. Flaaicior; F. J Squire. Reoeivtr, and
P. M. W.
\ s
HrroATE in Ainswortb Mining Division ok
WEST Kootknay Disthilt,—VViiickk !,<»•
oatbd:—On Kkao Cjxkbk nsab waqqoh
boad, about koi1 it miles kkom .\ins-
ri'AKK NOTICE that 1, John Hir ch, nn
Y. agent fur Robert Ira Kir.'wood
Free Miner's Certificate No. IS8A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of lm
provements, for ihe purpose of obtaining a
Drown Grant of the above Claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section87.inuatbo commenced before the iw-
suance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Uth day nf August, 1898,
Situate in thb Slocan City Mining Divi
Where Located:—On North pork ok
Bpbinobb Cbebk, about five miles bast
of Slogan City.
rpAKE NOTICE  that
X    agent   for
, John Hirsohi as
It. ('. Campbell -Johnston,
Free "' Miner's Certificate No. 9370a,
intend, BUtty days from the date hereof,
lo apply to tho Mining Recorder for a Ccrtitl-
caleof Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take  notice tbat action under
BOCtlon 87, must bo commenced before the Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of September, 1898.
l8262.g1 maple leaf, l*201g1 st, mary
mineral claim.
Situate in the Nelson Mining Divisiunok
West Kootenay Dibtbiot, Wbtcbe Lo-
OATEDi—ON south hank of Kootknay
River, and adjacent to the Royal Can-
dia.n uboup.
TAKK NOTICE that I, John Htrsob, as
agent lor the Maple Leaf Mining and Development Company, K. U, *'. No. ItiT/HU, intend sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder fot a certificate oi improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a OroWQ
grant of the above claim.
And further tako notice that action, under
section 87, must be taken before tho issuance
of such certificate Of improvements.
Dated this 4th day of May. 1899.
Situate in tiik Nelson Mininu Division of
West Kootknay DISTRICT.—WHERE Lo
GATBDs-rON Toad Mountain northly
FROM the Silvkh King Mink.
'PAKE NOTICE that I, F. 0. Orcon of Net
JL son, as agent for A. H. Kelly, K. M. C.
No. 21,935; A. H. Buchanan, F, M. C. No.ii 11,203.
Bruce Cnuldock, F. M. C. No 88,788At R. S. L=en-
oie, F.M.O. No. 21.975a and M. It. Drisonl, F,
At. C. No. 21.789, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tho Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for tho pur
POSQ of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho above
And further take notico that action, und'r
section 37, must be commenced before Ihe is
suance of such Certificate of Improvements.
!)71 F. O. GREEN, P. L.8.
Dated this 4th day of July; 1899.
Situate m THE Nelson Mining Division in
the District of   West  Kootenay. —
Wheue Located:—On tub EAST Side of
Eagle Cheek,
''PAKE NOTICE that I, Archie Mainwaring-
X Johnson, acting ns agent for the Duncan
Mines, Limited, (foreign,) Free Minor's Certificate No. li 11,490, intend sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Alining Recorder
for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Grown Grants of the above
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such Cert Ificate of Improvements.
Dated this 0th day of July, 1819.  „
Situate in the Nelson Mining Division in
the   Dibtbiot  of   West  Kootenay.—
\\ here Located:- -Between Eagle and
Forty-nine Creek.
rpAKE NOTICE that 1. Archie Mainwaring-
L   Johnnon, acting as agent for the Duncan
Minos,Limited, (foreign,] Free Miner's Certiti-
oateNo, BH.MK', intend, sixty dayB from tho
dalehoreof, to apply tc the Mining Recorder
for Certificates of Improvements, for the pur«
nose of obtaining Crown Grams of the above
And further lake notice that a-:ion. under
section 87, must be commenced boforo the is
suance of such CerltflcAtua of Improvements.
Dated tins sixth day of July, 1899.
Zinc silver-lead ores.    Kindly Fend sample
and (piantities available to W, I'ellcw-Harvey.
AaBay office, Vancouver, B, c. 972.
Dominion and
Land Surveyor.
A First-Glass Salesman want ed to rep
resent ns in Nelson, 13. C. and vicinity
for (he sale of hardy Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Over H00
acres under cultivation. We grow varieties of stock especially adapted to
British Columbia. All stock guaranteed
free from blemish of any kind, and accompanied by Government certificate
of inspection.    Write for terms to the
N, B —We have other territories not
covered.   Applications solicited.
Famous English Tobaccos
Is    v»-
Kirkpatrick & Wilson's.
P 0. Box K ft W Telephone 10 Baker Street
Telephone or Mail Orders Promptly Filled,
All   Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
A   MAN   SHOT !
Or perhaps they   were   not shot.    At  any rate   the game was
killed ;  and we have it—freshly canned—in all styles.
If you are going for an outing, call on us,    We will sell you the
Basket and fill it with dainties.
A shipment of Christie's Fancy Biscuits arriving.
M.   DESBR1SAY   &  CO.
Kootenay Electric Supply anil Construction Co.
Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and lighting for mines, towns, etc. Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells. Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
Josephine St NELSON, B. C.
$6.75   PER   TON,   DELIVERED-
All orders must be accompanied by cash and should   be   forwarded
either personally or by mail to Ihe office of
General Agenl Cor   Kootenay & Baker Sts
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
i&Zj- ♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦-«>-»■«)
Branch Markets in Rowland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon. Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mall to any branch will have c.-ireful and prompt attention.
LAMBERT & BUTLER,  London, Eng.
To be had at all Tobacco Stores in Town.        i^
Turner Beeton & Co.


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