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 Daily Edition No  86.
Nelson, British Columbia. Wednesday Morning, August 17, 1898.
Ninth Year.
A Shop unequalled anywhere. A Pattern alter which all others model. Employing experienced workmen who are
specialists. Make a shoe complete. Replace any worn Olll pari. No delay nor
long waiting, Every job satisfactory or
no pay. Half soling and heeling from
Best Leather at Lowest Prices. Free
Laces. Free Patent Buttons, Free
Button Hooks.
Compendium of the Sequence
of Events.
:yk :
Three  Months Intervened Between  Mo-
Einley's First Act and the Conclusion of Peaoe.
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I Grand July Clearance Sale I
We will offer for the next ten days
at  reduced   prices   with   Special
.  .  .  following lines
Summer Dress Goods.
Warm Weather Fabrics.
Ladles Shirt Waists.
Ladies' I) vt A Corsets.
Ladies' and Children's Undervests,
Ladles' silk and Kid Cloves.
1,,-ulics' SilU and Alpaca Skirts.
Sailor Hats, Ball Price.
ill ot" our entire stock
Reductions  on   the
x Our StocR is Complete in House Ftirnkfiinos,!
Men's Underwear.
.Men's Washington 'Pics.
Men's Negligee shirts.
Men's Fancy Camhric Shirts.
Men's Black Sateen Shirts.
Men's Duck nml Flannel Suits,
Men's Straw Huts.
Men's Pants and Overalls.
Joo   Martin  and  Cotton  are   Ministers.
Othor Portfolios���Mclnnes' Letter
to Beaven Published-
thii special fieods ami re<|uirenients ol
the provinco, ami having in view yonr
long nnd honorable experience throughout a quarter of a century in llu- administration nl' its affairs, and regard-
1 ing ymi moreover as peculiarly fit to
_, T i     ,   ti    if li       recoucilo its contending  political  fac-
Three    Important   rOrtlOllOS tions, I hereby call upon yon to assume
the task ni' Forming a ministry, and to
Have Been Taken, | once more act ad chief  ndvisor  luthe
representative of the crown.
(Signed)     THOMAS R, M'tNNES,
Lieutennnt-i tovornor.
Probable   Personnel   of   t'ho   Military
Washington, Aug. ill.--The Post
today says:
The announcement of the personnel
of the military commissioners for Cuba
iuul Porto Rico may now be expected
at any time. The president has practically determined upou the military
and naval ollicers who will compose
the oommision. It is probable that
the names will bo as follows:
Cuban commission���Major (ieneral
,r. S. Wade, Major General M, 0.
Butler and Admiral W. '!'��� Sampson.
Porto     Rican     commission���Major
(ieneral   John R, Brooke, Major Gen
eral Then. Schwan   and Admiral Win-
fleld S. Schley.
It will be noticed that the name of
Fithzhugh Lee does nol appear in tin-
list of the Cuban commissioners. The
omission is not unintentional. (Ieneral Loe was originally slated for a
place on the commission, hut will not
serve, owing to his desire to remain at
the head of his army corps. It io expected that this corps, the Seventh,
will eventually be sent to Ouba, and
in that event (ieneral Lee will go to
the island al ils head, preferring that
position to a commissionership.
navy $2,-
mivy $U, -
navy -$.>,-
navy $G. -
navy $5,-
Victoria, Aug. lli.���Premier Semlin
has practically succeeded in forming
his cabinet, though there are one or
two portfolios whose destinations are
not yet definitely announced. Premier
Semlin will be commissioner of lands
and works, whilo P. C. Cotton will Inthe uew linaneo minister. Joseph
Martin has also accepted a place in the
cabinet, and will enter upon the duties
of attorney general. Thus it will be
seen that Vancouver City has secured
two important portfolios.
The Siree new cabinet ministers
were k ijrn in yesterday, thus the
hiatus in the government of the Province is filled. The provincial secretaryship and the portfolio of education will go together, und a representative from Nanaimo will probably
administer it. Tho destination of the
speakership has not yet been decided,
though both Foster and Kellie unspoken of in that eonuetcion. O. B.
Sword may be president of the council
without portfolio.
Hon. Mr. Robert Beaven today made
public the letter in which the lieutenant governor invited him to form a
cabinet.    It is as follows :
The government of the province of
British Columbia, the 8th of August,
1808, at tho government house, Victoria, B. C.
To tho Hon. Robert Beaven, Victoria, B. C.
Sir:���I havo tho honor to inform you
that by letter of even date herewith, I
havo relievod the Hon. J. H. Turner
and his colleagues from their functions
as my advisors, und members of my
lexeoutive council. This action I have
taken in view of the results of the
general elections held on tho 9th of
llast month. This is probably tho most
[important preiod yet known iu the
development of tho resources of our
province and during the month that
has elapse.i since the said genoral elections I have deeply felt tho need of advisors in whom I eould place, full confidence, aud whoso recommendations I
iould    unhesitatingly   approve.   Aud
nowiug your  thorough knowledge of
Laying the Foundation Stone of the
Wolfe   Tone  Monument.
Dublin, Aug. 18,���The whole cily
was en fete today In connection with
the laying ol the foundation stone of
lhe monument of Wolfe Tone. Thousands of excursionists were present and
delegates were in attendance from the
United Slates, Australia,South Africa,
France, anil Italy. There was au
immense procession to the site of the
Wolfe Tone was the real originator
of tho Irish movement that culminated
in the rebellion of 1708. He founded
the United Irishmen.
London, Aug. 16,���It is reported hero
today though the report as yet lacks
confirmation that the foreign otllce in
tends to demand that the Chinese emperor dismiss Li Hung Chang from
power on the ground thut he is responsible for the recent anti-British
attitude of the Tsung Li Yauiou.
Lisbon, Aug. 1(1.-
resigned and Senor
charged   with   tho
now cabinet.
-Tho ministry has
Luulaui has been
task of  forming a
Although the war lasted only 114
days it is estimated that the cost to
tho government so far is $150,000,000
of which $98,000,000 has been actually
paid out of the treasury.
Beginning with March 1, when the
first* increase in expenditures in anticipation of tho war became apparent
in tho daily expenditures of the treasury, the actual disbursements have
been, approximately:
March���Army    $000,000,
400,000.    Total, $3,000,000.
April���Army $ 1,200,000,
800,000; total $11,000,000.
Ma)'���Army   $12,000,000,
500,000 i total $19,000,000.
June���Army $16,500,000,
500,000; total $23,000,000.
July���Army   $29.500,000.
600,000; toral $85,000,000.
To     August    lli���Army
navy $1,800,000 J total 87,000,000.
Total, war department, $05.300,000.
Total, navy department, $32,700,000.
Grand total, $98,000,000.
The appropriations made by congress
on account of the war aggregated about
I $3(10,000,000.   and   cover   the time   to
January 1, 1899.
April 11.���President McKinley asked
congress for power to intervene in
April 20, 11:24 a. in.���Resolutions
signed by Ihe president
April 20.���Ultimatum cabled to Minister Woodford.
April 21, 7 a. in.���Beginning of the
i April 22, 5:15 a. in.���Admiral Sampson's fleet sailed from Key West to
blockade ports of Cuba.
April 22.���First gun of war fired by
Ihe gunboat Nashville.
April 23.���First prize of the war���
the Buena Ventura���captured by the
April 23.���The president asked for
125,000 volunteers.
April 27.���Forts at the mouth of
Mantanazs harbor bombarded.
April 28. ��� Hempstead Plains solectod
as a camping ground.
May 1.���A great naval battle fought
in the harbor of Manila, Philippine
Islands, and the Spanish fleet of ton
vessels destroyed by the United States
squadron in command of Commodore
May 2.���Tho 14th regiment, N. G.,
N. Y., part of the 18th, with Colonel
Watson in command, and Troop C,
left camp BlacK.
May 2.���The gunboats Wilmington
and Hudson aud the. torpedo boat
Winslow in the first engagement iii
Cuban waters ; Ensign Bagley and four
other men of the Winslow killed.
May 12. ���Acting Rear Admiral
Sampson bombarded San Juan, Porto
May 14.���Departure of tho 71st regiment for Tampa.
May 17.���Departure of the 14th regiment* for Cam)) Chiekaniiuiga.
May 19.��� Arrival of Admiral Cervera
and his Bquadron at Santiago do Cuba.
May 24, 10:30 p. m.���Arrival of
battleship Oregon at Jupiter, Fla.,
after a voyage of 13,000 miles from
San Francisco.
May 25.���The president's second call
for troops���75,000���was issued.
May 28.���Schley senii-ollicially reported by the auxiliary cruiser Harvard to be off Santiago de Cuba with
twelve warships,
Juno II. ��� Lieutenant Richmond P.
Hobson and seven num take the collier
Merrimac into the channel of Santiago
harbor and sink it there so as to close
the harbor and prevent the escape of
the Spanish fleet.
June 10.���The invasion of Cuba began by the landing of 000 marines,
after warships lal silenced tho
enemy's guns at Guantanamo.
June 11.���American troops at* Guantanamo were repulsed. Six Americans
June 18.���The first expedition for
Santiago left Key West, Major General
Shafter in command.
Juno 14.���Skirmish between United
States marines and Cuban insurgents
and Spanish infantry at Guantanamo.
The Spaniards defeated.
June 15.���Second Manila expedition
left San Francisco.
June 20.���Arrival of General Shaftor
and his army off Santiago de Cuba.
June 22.���General Shafter's army
landed at Baiquiri.
Juno   23.��� Advauco   of  tho  United
States forces  from   Baiquiri   to Juragua.
June 24.���Two men were killed, including Captain Capron and Sergeant
Hamilton Fish, jr., both of the Colonel Wood's Rough Riders, aud about
40 wounded in a skirmish with 2000
June 28.���The lst regiment of New
York Volunteers was ordered to the
Juno 29.���General Merritt sailed
from San Francisco.
July 1 and 2. ���A genoral assault at
Santiago de Cuba by the army and hy
the ships was begun. American troops
capturing and holding the lines of the
July 8.���General Shafter demanded
tho surrender of the eity of Santiago
de Cuba.
July 3.���Admiral Cervera made a
dash out of the harbor of Santiago to
cut his way through the American
ships and his squadron was destroved
and mauy men and officers wero killed
by the fire of the Americans under
Commodore Scbley.
July 4.���Admiral Sampson reported
to Soorotary Long of the destruction ot
Cervera's fleet.
July 4.���The navy department received a despatch from Admiral
Dewey, announcing tho arrival at
Manila of tho cruiser Charleston and
the three transports, the City of
Pekin, the Colon and the Australia,
with troops on board, ou Juue 30 the
squadron stopped at the Ladrone islauds
and the Charleston bombarded the
island of Guan.
July (I.���Lieutenant Hobson and his
Merrimac men exchanged.
July (I.���The Spanish government
ordered Camara to return home to protect the Spanish coast from attack by
Commodore Watson.
July 6.���General Toral, commanding
the Spanish forces at Santiago, sent a
flag of truce to General Shafter asking
three days grace and cable operators
to notify Madrid of Santiago's desire
to surrender,all of which was granted.
July 7.���Major General Miles left
Washington for Santiago.
July 10.���Santiago de Cuba was
bombarded by Admiral Sampson's
fleet and the siege mortars and field
guns of the 5th army corps.
July 12.���A flag of truce waved by
General Toral at Santiago and the
(nice granted by General Shafter.
July 13.���Yellow fever in tho army
at* Santiago reported to the authorities
at Washington.
July 111.���Rear Admiral Dewey
chased tho German cruiser Irene out
of the Subig bay with the Raleigh aud
July 14.���Santiago surrendered, the
United States agreeing to return to
Spain all the prisoners of war.
July 17.���At noon the American flag
was raised over the Citv of Santiago
de Cuba.
July 17.���Commodore Schley entered
tho harbor of Santiago do Cuba for the
first timo.
July 18.���General Miles was ordered
to proceed to Porto Rico as soon as
July 31.���General Calixto Garcia,
commander of the Cuban army of eastern Cuba, owing to discontent be-
causo the American government had
ignored him and his troops in the surrender of Santiago, withdrew.
July 21.���Brigadier General Leonard
Wood appointed military governor of
Santiago de Cuba, to succeed General
McKibben, who was ordered on sick
July 21.���News reached this country
that the second expedition to reinforce Admiral Dewey had arrived at
July 21.���General Miles and the
nucleus of his army of invasion departed from Guantanamo for Porto
July 32.���Aguinaldo, according to a
despatch, declared himself dictator of
the Philippines.
July 22.���Troops C and A ordered to
Porto Rico.
July 25.���General Nolson A. Miles
landed at Guanica, Porto Rico.
July 36.���Peace overtures mado [by
Spain were announced by the authorities at Washington.
July 28.��� Commander C. H. Davis
of the gunboat Dixie lowered tho
Spanish flag in the port of Ponce.
July 30.���News of General Morritt's
arrival at Cavite received at Washington.
July 31.���The. United States reply to
Spain's overtures for peace was placed
in the hands of the French ambassador,
representing Spain, Oil Saturday, July
Aug. 1.���Iu a despatch to the war
department General Miles stated that
four-fifths of the people of Porto Rico
rejoiced at tho arrival of the American army.
Aug. 1.���Major General J. F. Wade
was placed in command of an army
division, composed of troops from the
Chickamauga camp.
Aug. 3.���Major General Coppiiiger
was ordered to Porto Rico.
Aug. 4.���News was received from
Cavito that Aguinaldo had becomo
submissivo to tho Amorican forces.
Aug. 4.���The army in Cuba ordered
at once to proceed to tht new camp at
Moutauk Point, N. Y.
Aug. 4.���Tho secretary of war made
public a private letter written to him
by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, in
which the latter seemed to say that tho
Bough Riders were threo   times bottor
United States and  Cuban
Authorities Agreed.
The lower Class of Cubans aro Expected
to Give Trouble���Eumor That They
Will Attaok Santiago
Santiago do Cuba, Aug. 16, 11 p. m.
���A secret meeting was held tonight
at the palace between the commanding
officers of the American army and the
Cuban leaders. The strictest secrecy
was maintained, but it can be said
with good authority that General
Garcia was present. The meeting
lasted au hour and a half. The information obtained is to the effect that
the Cuban situation was thoroughly
reviewed, and it was resolved to disband the Cuban army and the United
States should pay the men off. This
involves the expenditure of $15,000,000,
but it is most important to the prosperity of tho island, where the wealth
is almost intirely agricultural, nobody
daring to cultivate his lands whilo tho
insurgent bands are in the field, raiding and burning.
Continued on Second Pago.
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 16, 11 :25 p.
m.���Trouble with the Cubans is brood
ing. Their attitude is one of sullen
hostility toward the Americans. The
better class in Cuba favor the annexation of the island to the United
States, aud a majority of the masses is
ready and willing lo accept the shelter
and protection afforded by an American protectorate; but there aro those
influenced by a certain class of rabid
orators nnd breeders of sedition and
rebellion against anything smacking
of law and order. This inflammatory
class demands and urges the recognition of Cuba for Cubans, and spurns
all offers or suggestions tending to
prosperity under an American protectorate, and excites popular discontent.
This is exactly tho class that pushes
itself most into evideuco and whose
views and opinions are most overheard
and published. Their advice to the
Cubans is to repudiate all offers of
peaco or a cessation of hostilities, and
look upon an armistice as an agreo
nieut betweeu the United States and
Spain on their own account, and not
standing upon the freo and independent stato of Cuba, whoso liberating
army not only repudiates pacification
but will ignore the armistice to tho
point of continuing to wage war and
shooting every Spaniard in the field.
A wild rumor is afloat to the effect
that the Cuban army will attack and
capture Santiago to the glory of Cuban
arms, as soon as tho American garrison i.s weakened. This is directly
traceable to tho same source. Tho influence exerted by such a body of men
against law and order is formidable.
This historical people demands suppression with an iron hand. Whilo
still in embryo, this influence is already felt among certain classos who
refuse to work or serve tho government
until a clear statement of the freedom
and independence of their country is
Augusti Just  Escapes Being   Made   a
Popular  Hero.
Hong Kong, Aug. 10.���Goneral
Augusta, captain general of tho Philippines, arrived today by the Kaiserin
Augusti. He refused to bo interviewed
and would only say lhat he intends to
return to Spain as soon as possible.
He stated, however, to Consul General
Wildnian that last Sunday Admiral
Dewey bombarded Manila upon which
the city immediately surrendered unconditionally.
Whilo full details arc not yet to hand
it appears that tho city proper was not
damaged, the bombardment being con-
finod to the outskirts of the town.
General Augusti had a launch ready
and directly tho while flag was
hoisted, ho jumped in and was con
veyed to tho Kaiserin Augusta, tho
fastest of the German cruisers. Ho
was accompanied by his wife and
Suicide   of   the   Mau    Convicted   of
Murdering Hii Partners.
Vancouver, Aug. 10.��� H. Claus of
Nanaimo, B. C., who was recently
convicted of the murder of his partners. Burns and Hendrickson, while
on their way to Alaska, has cheated
the gallows by committing suicide.
He took strychnine, which it is thought
was furnished by his wife. THE MINER, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1898.
Wat ittitier
I aut that peace had been signed, demanded the surrender of thc city under
a threat of bombardment. The demand  was  refused, and the bombard
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Three out of the five places in the
cabinet have already been allotted, and
the late opposition is now formally installed in oflice. Up to the very last
moment, it was asserted that Mr.
Joseph Martin would decline to serve
under Mr. Semlin, and that, in the
event of the latter being offered the
premiership, Mr. Martin would do
his utmost to wreck tho plans of his
whilome allies. This was but a figment I
of the defeated Tnruerites, who were
hopiug against hope, that something
might turn up at the last moment to
snatch victory from tho hands of their
triumphant opponents. The truth of
the matter was, as was stated in a
special despatch to The Miner some
timo back, that Mr. Martin, while he
would not of course have refused the
premiership, had it been offered
him, would have preferred temporarily to stay in the background
while thoso who had fought Turnerism so long were given a
tasto of tho sweets of office. This consideration had additional weight, as
the pri7.es aro so few, while those deserving of reward are so many. A
man of his conspicuous ability, however, could be ill spared from any cabinet, and he was induced by his friends
to accept office.
Mr. Martin's success in the campaign that is just over is a remarkable
tribute to his gifts and personality.
He was attacked, slandered and personally vilified by the Turner press, as
was no other candidate iu tho Prov '
iuce. Ho was a comparative strauge-
in Vancouver aud made no personal
canvass at all, contcuting himself with
refuting the oft repeated slanders from
the public platform. How his pluck
and determination wero rewarded at
the polls all the world knows.
Although lhe cabinet crisis is over,
tho evolution of affairs at Victoria wil
be watched with considerable interest
for somo time to come. Tho independent members appear to hold the
key to tho situation. Should auy of
thom support the government there
should be no difficulty in passing an
equitable redistribution bill and then
making another appeal to the country.
It would seem to be inevitable that such
a course will be adopted before, long, as
Mr. Semlin would hardly care to see
his measures at tho mercy of the
whims of one or two irresponsible
politicians. It is possible of course
that the premier may succeed in obtaining such assurances from one or
both of thom as will definitely secure
their votes, in which case it would not
bo necessary to disturb the business of
the province by another general election. The members recently elected for
Cassiar will also have to be considered
in such a calculation, Thero is more
than a hope that one of theni, at any
rate, will support the government.
This would not ouly of itself greatly
simplify matters, but might also tend
to sway the decision of the other independents. In the meantime three
members of the new cabinet havo been
sworn in, and have entered upon their
At the recent educational conference
in Halifax, Ur. Harper, inspector of
Superior schools, Quebec, gave an
address favoring the organization of a
bureau of education for the Dominiou,
There is, he believes, need of some
means to bring together in a closer
bond of union the teachers of the various provinces. "This would be tho aim
of an educational bureau for the Dominion. It may be accomplished without interfering in any respect with existing forces controlling educational
matters. It aims at no revolution���
simply to form a compact system of
things, and exercise a supervision
and control over the various provincial educational systems, and
thus to unify the whole into one concrete, articulated whole." The Halifax papers speak highly of Ur. Harper's paper.
(Continued from First Page.)
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Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Official Directory.   ;
Governor-General - Earl of Aberdeen
Premier - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Common.-', Dominion Parliament, West Kooteimj- Hewitt Bostock
Lieut. Governor Hon T It Melnnca
Premier - Hon J II Turner
Attorney-General - Hon I) M Kberia
Com of Lands and Works Hon G 11 Martin
Minister Mines and Education lion Jas Baker
President Exooutive Council Hon C EAjooloy
Members l.cgMul Ive A scmbl} tor Wi^J^'o'
enay- North Hiding J M Kertle
South Riding - J F Hume
soldiers than the National guard.
Aug. fi.���General Miles had reached
many miles in the harbor of Porto
Rico, and the Spaniards were kept on
the run.
Aug. fi.���There was a report that
Colonel San Martin, the commander of
the Spanish troops, who hurriedly left
Ponco upon tho appearance of the
American army, had been court-
martialed and shot for cowardice.
Aug. fi.���Plans wero under way to
send General Fithzhugh Lee and the
7th army corps to Cuba immediately
after the conclusion of peace.
Aug.fi.���It was announced that General Wade's expedition to Porto Rico
had been postponed.
kAug. 3.���Reports received at the
uavy department of thc naval operation
against Manzanilo on July 18. showed
that ten Spanish vessels were burned,
sunk or destroyed. Four were gun
vessels. No damage was done to tho
American ships and thero were no
Aug. 5.���Spain's cabinet* accepted
the United States terms of peace on
Friday night, and its decision was referred to tho Queen Regeut for her
Aug. G. ���Guayamo, Porto Rico, captured by General Haines' brigade after
a strong resistence by tho Spaniards.
Aug. 7.���First blood shed on American Philippine soil. Spaniards made
a fierce night attack under cover of
storm on the Malate treuches. They
were repulsed with greatfoss. Americans killed, 11 ; wounded, 44. The
Queen Regent of Spain approved the
cabinet's reply to the American note.
Aug. 8.���Spain's reply received by
Ambassador Cambon.
Aug. 0.���Cuomo, Porto Rico, taken
by the American troops under Genoral
Wilson, capturing 1180 Spanish prisoners. The Spanish reply handed to
President McKiuley.
��� Aug. 10.���The protocol defining the
terms upon which the peace negotiations would be considered drawn up in
Washington and forwarded to Madrid.
Aug. 12. ���The protocol signed at 4 :23
p.m., in Washington by Secretary Day
and Ambassador Cumbon. The war
ended and military and naval coni-
���mniders notified of the cessation of
nud nil those who are trying to nvoid the heat* of the cook  stove  these  warm  days
days by using Fomething tasty in llie line of Corned Meats, PlSfl anil Poultry
wiil be greatly relieved and wonderfully benefitted by looking over the
following list.    We mention a fow of lhe  most  popular lines
all in tins ready for UBe.
I'oriird Kerr, iionsi it.-.-r. Chipped Dried Kerr, Boiled Mutton, Bona)
Million Uuret Tongue, La mil's Tongue, Hoileil UnMiIt, Chicken rate.
Partridge rate, wild i>ink Pate, itonrtl Chicken, Murk ami Turkey, Morton's Kippered Herring, Smoknl llaliinii. Mnrsliiill's
K-ou-ii Herring und I'iiimiii ll:iililii-<. Lobster, BporUnien sardines,
Hnrdiiirs lu Mustard, rig* I'ri't also Snnri'i, Pickles, Catsup*, Dress*
tuns Soups. I li-, tie.
Have you tried the Geneva Sausage in Tins, very hue.
Prompt delivery to all parts of the city and special attention to Mail Orders.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
Mayor - . John Houston
Aldermen���Ohaa Hillyer, W Y Teetzel, J A
Gilker, J J Malone, K P Whalley, Thou Mud-
City Clerk
Police Magistrate
Chief of PollCO
chief of Fire Department
Water Commissioner
Health (Winer
City Knglnoer
City oounoil moots every Monday, 3 p.m., at
city hall, cor Victoria and Josephine Bt
Dr. K C Arthur. I)r. G A 11 Hull, Geo John
stone.   Prlnolpal���J It (Ircon.
J IC Stiiu-han
E A Crease
A   F McKinnon
W J Thompson
John Hamilton
T M Ward
Dr. Lallan
A. L. M'Culloch
President J Roderick Robertson,
Vice-President - James Lnwrence.
Sccy-Trcas. - John A Tumor.
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough nnd Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring' and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
P.  R. STATION     .    .    .
(AIMM. MFIME*, M Min. Assoc. Cornwall I
Opposite Phair Hotel,
NELSON, B.C. P. O. BOX 583.
Extended experience in Chile and German
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Reports nnd valuations on mineral properties
Underground surveying and mine plans kept
up by contract*.
First Class in Every Respect.
The flight of Oaptaiu General
Augusti from Manila is ;i striking example of the irony of life. Por nearly
three months and a half he has held
out against superior forces, though
without hope of reinforcements. Prom
tlie sea ho was threatened hy the
Americans, on land by the Americans
and insurgents combined,while within
the city the awful prospect of hoth a
food and a water famine confronted
him.    At last, after several sorties had
been repulsed, the besiegers completed j and   News   Agents  on   boats
thoir lines of investments, and, ignor- .trains out of Nelson.
A recent plague patient is supposed
to have contracted! it undei- the follow
[ng circumstances! A dog of his killed
n plague-stricken rat, and Immediately
afterwards went and licked his muster's blind. There was a cut Or abrasion on his hand, and the plague virus
from the rat entered Into bis system
anil gave him the disease.���Empire.
#   BUY IT.   *
The Miner is on sale at the following news stores at five cents per
Gilbert Stanley
Thomson Stationery Co        Nelson
ran,Hl,i Drug & Hook Co.      Nelson
Hotel Hume News
Stand      Nelson
D. Campbell
C. K. Nelson
New Donvor
J. F. Delaney
Sloean News Co.
Sloean City
K. 0. Nelson
.slocun News Co.
J. M. Patterson
\V. Parker
1 liompsoii Bros,
Hoi el Spokane
M. XV. Simpson
The best place in the City
to get a good meal from 25
cents up.
Experienced  White   Waitresses Employed.
Y. H0SHI,        - Prop,
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
In stock,l,000,000ft.of Flooring,Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery,
M'iti*;n\   noons  a\i��   WINDOWS   nun:
TW WltltKK.
President, John A. Turner
Vice-Pres. w. A. Jowett.
Secretary p. McArthur
Treas. A II Clement!
Medical Sipl, .             nr. O. A11 Hull
8.00 p.m
8.30 a.m.
1.00 P.m
COO p.m
Culled Statos, Ontario, Quo
'ue and Knsieni Provinces
IVints on N. & F. S. line.
victoria nnd Rossland,
STew Denver, Sandon and
slooan Lake Points.
Kaslo and Kootenay Lake
Rossland. Troll, Nakusp.
Robson, poinls on main line
C. P. R., Vancouver and
n Innlpog
6.16 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
oi-kici: nouns.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Genoral
Delivery, 8 a,m, to 8 p.m.;  Registration, 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Hank
lla.ni. to I p.m.; Sunday I hour (III to 11 a.m|.
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies \V J Goepel
Gold Commissioner
Mining Recorder-Tax Col
Collector of Customs
Provincial Assessor
County Court Judge
Inspector of Schools
O. G. Dennis
It F Tolmie
Geo. Johnstone
John Keen
J A Forin
K T H Stmpklm
William Burnt
Property Owners.
thing to do during the hot
weather  is  to   keep  your
.system from running' down
nre aiming the best .Summer Tonice.
Our Diarrhoea Specific
is a sure cure for Summer
Do you want the rocks, stumps
or rubbish removed from your
yards, or your lawns levelled
down? If so we can do it for
you. Will work cither by day
or by contract.
Address T. VV.
Care "Miner" ollice
"Babcock" Fire Extinguishers
6 SAL. SIZE $30. 3   GAL. SIZE  SIE.
Including Supply of Chemical Charges
wilh each.
Warden Oapt, N. Fitzstubbs
First Jailor ��� R, Liddell   *
Second Jailer (j0o. Partridge
Third Jailer - John McLaren
Senior Guard u, i,100
Cnuncn OK K.NOLAND-Matin 11 a.m.; Kven
Song. 7.:**0 p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in Ihe month nfter
Matins; on 2nd and 4tli Sundays, at 8 am
SundaySchool at 2.80p,m, Rev. ILS Ako-
hurst, Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streels
PitKSHVTKuiiN CHiraoH���Services at 11 am
"ini  7.31)   p.m.     Sunday School at 2.30 p m
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 ii m ���
Christian Kndcavor Society meets every Monday  evening   at 8   o'clock.     Rov.  R. Frew
Methodist   Cuuroii-Corner  Silica  and
Josephine Stroets, Services at, 11 a 111. and 7 30
p. m. ; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Kpworth
League e. K��� Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
Robson, Pastor.
Roman Catholic Chubou���Mass at Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.3(1 a.m.; Benediction M
at 7 3D to 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
BAPTIST CllUROH - Services morning and
eveningat.il a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; Meeting!
are held in the school bouse. Strangers cordially welcomed.   Rov. (i. R. Welch, Pastor
Salvation Ahmv���Servlcos every evening
at S o'clock in barracks on Victoria si root,
Adiutant Millncr in charge.
Delivered F. O. II. at Portland, Ore.
The Babcock is the recognized
standard, universally used in the
Fire Department service. Each
tested to 300 pounds per inch;
working pressure 100 pounds per
inch. The Babcock has stood tbe
test of time. Full line of Fire Apparatus and   Department   Supplies.
I71 4th st Portland, Ore.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. Si A.
M. moets second WednoRdil In each
mouth.   Visiting brothrenTnvitod.
G. L. Lennox, Socrotary.
I.  O.  O.  F.     Kootenay Lodgo
�� No. lli, moets ovory Monday night,
at  their  Hall,  Kootenay stroot.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
NKLSON   LODGE   No. IIS, K. of  P.
meets in Cnslle hall, McDonald block |
Hovery  Tuesday  evening  at 8 o'clock,
All visiting knighls cordially invited,
J. J. Mai.onk, C.C.
(820) Olio. 1'artkiuge, K. of R. and S.|
NKLSON LODGK, I. O. G. T. Meets ini
Castld Hall, McDonald Hlock, overy Monday|
evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars cor,
dially invited, John TbLFORD,
chief Templar,
J. F. Jacobson   Soe'j
SONS     OF     KNGLAND,  moot*
second and fourth Wednesday c'
each month at K. of P. Hall, Mm
Donald Block,   cor. Vernon   and
Josephine streets.   Visiting brcth|
rn cordially invited.        Ernest King,
Chas. H. Farhow, Worthy Presidcnt|
COURT KOOTKNAY, I.O.K., NO. 3138 meotJ
lst and 3rd Wednesday in each month in tha
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C. I). S, 0. R.| J l|
Green, CR.: J. Purkiss, Secy.
NELSON LODGK, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meeti
every   Thursday in tho I.O.O.F. hall.    F "'
Swanell, M.W.i W Hodson, Rec.-Sec.; J.
Driscoll, Financier F, J Squire. Receiver a
P. M. W.
NKLSON L.O.L. No. 1GD2 meets in tho Mc
Donald  block  every Thursday  evening at
o'clock.   Visiting members cordially invited
John Toye XVM.; F. J. Bradley, R.S. THE MINER, WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST 17, 1898.
Ill-lei'    Mriilion    nl'    Happenings   In   Iln-
District During (lie I'ast
Vr\* Ways.
of visitinK the Kootenay country before returning to Kngland.
Search for the body of H. E. Robeit-
son, who wus drowned recently at
Tniil eonlinues, but hopes for recovering tlm remains have been neurly
given up. It is expected tlmt Mrs,
Robertson and her little daughter,
who are at present mailing their home
with .Mrs. George Richardson, will
return to her old home near Yarmouth
next, week.
Thnt   They   Are   on
Rations is Discredited.
L. M. Livingstone, merchant of
Brooklyn left yesterday evening for
P, Lamont, manager of Un- Canada
Drug & Hunk company Is In Revelstoke on business.
Oapt. Troup, wife andfuuiilyai-rived
in llu-city last, night   and   will   make
Nelson their future residence.
.1. K. Kite, Vancouver! VV. II. Ilireen
nnd V. N. Dodd, Spokane; .lames
Callnghiin, Toronto aro at  the 1-Iunie.
J. A. Lindsay, Victoria; Anna Hell
Karr, Evelyn Uradley, W.J. Whitney,
San Francisco are registered al t lu-
Eugene Orotean, Ymir; S, (I. Faulkner, Vancouver; F. L Christie. Sandon and ,I. H. Cameron, Spokane unregistered at tne Phair.
Hon. 0, II. Mackintosh, managing
director of the 11. A. 0. has purchased
a handsome residence In Vancouver
where his family will reside.
Wanted���Twenty good axemen nl
Slocan Junction camp, to cleai right
of way for II. VV. Simpson .V: Co.
Apply to foreman at the camp.
F. M. Ohadbourn, inining broker and
Melville Parry, general agenl for the
Confederation Lite Assurance company left yesterday ovening for Rossland.
Every outgoing I rain on the ('. I'. fl.
is crowded with passengers going to
different points on the line. The Incoming trains nre crowded to Iheir
I). Coulson, manager of the Hank of
Toronto, and VV. G. Smith, manager
of the Hank of Ontario, who are interested in mining properties in this district are in the city.
Miss Ryan of Vancouver who for
the past three weeks has been visiting
ber cousins Messrs. W. Gh, Thomas
and Miss M. l.illio of Nelson left for
ber home yesterday evening.
Owing to the illness of Mr. Robson
the social which was tn have lieen
held in the parsonage tonight bus been
postponed until a lul ure dale, which
will he announced in The Miner.
Young women wishing to study the
art of nursing are requested tn apply
' to .Miss Olauson at the Knnlenay Luke
General Hospital, for information as
to details, lietwe.ni 3 and I o'clock p.m.
each day.
The body of Stanley Hoffman, better
known ob Billy Smith, who was
drowned last week in the Kootenay
river, near the Columbia, and whose
drowning was reported in The .Miner
last Thursday, was recovered opposite
Waterloo on Saturday.
The excursion to Balfour on the 26th
of this month iu connection with the
congregation and Sunday school ui
St. Saviour's church promises to lie a
hig success. The committee who have
the arrangements in band are sparing
no efforts to make this a very enjoyable outing.
The Karl and  Countess  of Orford,
whose estates are situated in the
County of Norfolk, Kngland, are at
present the guests of D. C. Corbin at
Spokane, the father of the countess.
They have expressed  Iheir intention
Jacob Dover left yesl
for a business visit to eastern Canadian and American cities, lie intends
visiting Montreal, Toronto, New York
and other points in the east. During
his absence Mr. M Spot will have full
chaige nl' Mi'. Dover's establishment.
Mr. Dover wil! combine business with
pleasure and expects to have a very
enjoyable trip.
Judge Korin held court nn Thursday
under the "Speedy Trials' Act" wben
the case of the Queen and 0. P. II. vs.
Benson came up. The prisoner wns
charged, with placing obstructions on
the 0. I'. II. track, full partii'lllm'S of
whieh appeared in (he Herald recently.
A number of witnesses gave evidences
mi behalf of I lie prosecution and the
prisoner wus found guilty and Judge
Forin sentenced hiin In threo years in
lhe Provincial penitentiary -Revelstoke Herald.
Vancouver, Aug. 1(1��� The published
report that the Canadian soldiers on
the Stiokeon river beyond Gleuqra, are
on short rations is believed to have no
substantial basis. The last advices received from Glenora are dated August
5. They say that Colonel Evans with
180 of tbo Yukon force, including
cid.'iy evening artificers, surveyors and two Indies of
the Victorian order of nurses, left Teslin July 21, direct tor Selkirk by the
steamer Anglican. With regard to the
rest of the soldiers, when last seen
they were toiling painfully up a 2000-
foot hill with one and one-half tons of
outfit each. This do?s not look liko a
Rich Ore Body Recently   Discovered���
A Promising Camp.
.1. (). Montgomery returned on Wednesday from Keystone mountain where
he owns Iwo groups of claims on which
he   has  been putting   mi   assessment
work. The lirst group of three claims
consists of the (Hit Reliable, Cariboo
and Eldorado, tin- second group consists of four claims namely: Silver
Mill. Alabama, Humbolt and Silver
Hill. Mr. Montgomery is also owner
of two othor claims, the Omaha and
(lie North Star, on the same mountain
from whieh he recently gut an assay
of $57 in gold, 1'.' per cent copper and
40 OZS. in silver. A sale of some nl'
the above named mines is nnw pending tn an American company, and it
is Mr. Muntgonii rys1 intention to get
them interested in lhat pnrt of the
country if it is at  all   possible, as  he
believes it will he In (he interest uf
the Hig Bend country generally thnt
a rich syndicate should take hold of
the work of development,
Harry Morris whose properly joins
that of Montgomery's made a rich
strike recently. He stripped the lead
and exposed seven l'eet nf solid ore
and has since sunk (o a depth cf three
feet and was still in the ore with the
lead widening with Ihe prospect* of
showing up from 10 to IB feet of solid
ure. It is Mr. Montgomery's belief
that this lead that Morris is working
continues un in ihe mother lode nf the
Keystone ninunlain and lhal stringers
land lissure veins located lire nll'shnls
! from it.��� Revelstoke Herald.
He Had the Clergyman  on the Matter
of Dates.
A clergyman who made a study, of
antiquities was riding on the outside of
a coach in (he west of England when
the driver said to him :
, "I've had a coin giv' nie today 200
years old, Did you ever see a coin 200
years old?"
"Ol yes; I have one myself 2000
years old. "
"Ab!" said tbe driver, "bave ye?"
and spoke no more during the rest of
ihe journey.
When the coach arrived at its destination the driver turned to the clergyman with an intensely self-satisfied
air and said :
"I told you us we druv' along that
I had a coin 200 years old."
"And you said to me ns you had one
200(1 years old."
"Yes, so I have. "
"That's not true. "
"What do yon mean by that?"
"What do I mean'' Why, its onlv
I SOS now!"
Canada is certainly making for herself a name as the producer of daily
experts. Some years the dairymen of
Scotland imported two Canadians to
instruct them in the mysteries of
cheese making, and just lately the
New Zealand authorities have made
overtures to ,1. A. Roddick to go over
to them in the capacity of dairy commissioner, Mr. Rmliiick who is superintendent of the Kingston dairy schools
has declined the offer.
Perhaps during" the
excitement your supply of Printed Stationery has been
used up. If so we
shall be pleased to
fill an order for you.
Dr. McKechnie returned with Jack
Leslie frem a three days' trip up the
Jordon Pass on Thursday morning,
He examined tho St. Lawrence claim
and is much pleased with the appear-
anee of the tunnel run by Reighly and
Krishy up there. The ure is stated to
go high as $18 in gold and there is
every indication of a large body of it.
The dootor describes the scenery indescribably grand and rugged, immense glaciers cover lhe mountains up
to the very font nf which are green
pastures   uf   lung   grass,    the   feeding
gronndfof numerous gnats and cariboo,
while over great areas the surface is
white and purple wilh heather and
gay with innumerable (lowers. The
grade  us  fur  as the junction of Wild
&00S6 ereek wilh lhe little creek
which heads in the Si. Lawrence
glacier is easy, and from the St
Lawrence elaim tu this point an aerial
tramway between 2000 and 8000 feet*
long and built over un open patch nf
ground would lie easily constructed.
The company which owns the group
are making arrangements In have it
surveyed this season, Such very promising claims within easy reach of the
railway deserve (he attention of capital.���Revelstoke Herald.
It was (he residential part of the
city, the hour was 2 a.m., and Tompkins was carefully, if a trifle unsteadily, feeling his wiiy home along the
dark and silent street. Suddenly a
ligure mullled in a cloak sprang up in
front, of him. Tompkins turned a
deathly yellow and half fell, half staggered against Hie fence.
"Your money or your life!" hissed
Ihe miscreant, the barrel of his revolver glaring in front of bim.
'���Merciful heavens, how  you  scared
me!  gasped
was my wife
Tompkins,   "I   thought it
."���Brooklyn Life,
a lot of
Ice Cream freezers
which no well appointed
home should be without
during thc warm weather.
We have also constantly
on hand a full line of .  .
Ipiumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offer-
ingat very low prices.
The Army and Navy Gazette says
that 15 Maxim guns liave been lately
purchased by the Canadian government, Ten are lo he distributed to
strategical points and live will be retained for the purpose of Instruction,
and as a reserve. The corps which are
to he armed with these guns will have
(o provide  a  detachment of ten meu
who are in possession of certilicates of
proficiency in their use and management. TllO gun* will he issued wilh
drag ropes only, no provision being
niade for horses or harness.
Vancouver & Nelson, B.O.
Payment of lines in cash and kind
by the Afridis has changed tho destinies
of many of the Tirahwitl ladies. The
Afridi at most times treats his wife
like his cat tio, she i.s u hewer of wood
and a drawer of water, and when
necessity arises, and money or a rifle
are required she is handed over to the
highest bidder, Frequent cases occur
of an Afridi in good circumstances
marrying iir.it a good looking girl, but
as times get harder exchanging her for
one of fewer personal attractions and
so much cash.
In Carload Lots
Slocun Rlvor Mills, Slot-on City, B. I'.
Sawmill for snlo, Corrospondanco Solicited.
NOTICE is hereby given tbat tho partnership
horetoforo existing botwoon J. s. McClelland
ami 11. li. Ashoroft under the firm name of
Ashoroft fe McClellnnil is Ihis day dissolved
by mutual consent. J. S. McClelland retiring.
II. II. Ashoroft still oontlnues tho business and
Is liable for all indebtedness from Aug. 1, All
outstanding acoounts must bo po Id to the firm
of Ashcroft Si McClelland on or beforo Aug.
15. And all accounts against the firm must be
presented by that.date.
Nelson. B.C., Aug. Kill, 1898.
II 1 I l-IKIM   NO. III.
Maniifaerurers of
Unlcyon ii��i Springs Water Aerated ami
Miippiti'ii iii the Trade.
"I don't know whether to reguard
this young author as a marvel of
politeness or a phenomenal specimen of
assurance" , said the magazine editor's
"What has he done?" "Inclosed a
stamp to he put on the check in payment for bis article. "���Washington
Restaurant  Outfit
First Class iu eyerv
particular,   Apply.
HOX 51, Nelson, B, C.
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Letter Heads,
Bill Heads,  Envelopes,
T   Posters. Dodgers,  T
^ Cards, trf
r"   Shipping   Tags,    Etc..    \
are right in outline of business
and while we do
not claim to do
work at the
cheapest price,
Good Work
To Eastern and European Points.
To Pacific Coast ancl Transpacific Points.
To Rich and active Mining- Districts   of Klondike ancl Yukon.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Wednesday) to Eastern Canadian and L'.S. Points
Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To Kossland  and Main   Line points
6.10 p.m.-Leavee���NELSON��� Arrlvos-lO.SOp.ra
limiii ii.-i.i Lake���KnslO IEoulc.
Stb. Kokanee
Except Sunday. Except Sunday
I   p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���11   a.m
Calling at way polls in both directions.
Koolt-iiny It iii'!��� Itniilc.
Str, Nelson.
Mon. Fri. Mon. F
7 a. m.���Leavos���NKLSON���Arrives���8.00 p. m
Tucs. XVci. Thurs. Sat.
7. a m���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���10.30 p.m
Outward connection Pilot  Bay with Str. Kokanee, but, inward such connection made Mon*
davs and Fridays only,
Str. calls way por's in both directions whe
Trains   lo anil  from   Slocan I'll}'. Saniluii
unii sincaii   lain'   Points.
ISundnys Excepted)
9 a. in.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p. m.
Ascertain Present
Reduced Rates East
and full information hy addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. BEEH, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
Trnv. Pass. Agent,      Dist. Pass. Agent,
Nelson Vancouver.
Fair Price
We keep in Stock
nearly all Custom,
Legal and Mining
Forms and will print
anything you may
The Daifu Miner
is meeting with good
success and if not on
our list you should
be. We deliver it to
your home for one
month for one dollar
or six months for
five dollars.
Can  We  do  Business
with You ?
ftbe   Miner
IptG. Si pub. Co.
Tenders for the purchn.se of tho property
known us tho Methodist Parsonage) being lota
15 and 10, block lfi, wit It tho house thereon, aro
invited hy tlio trustees of the Methodist church.
Sealed tenders addressed to the secretary of the
board, F. W. iSwannell, Box "1, must ho in by
August Mat.
The lowest or nny tender not necessarily accepted.
Tho owner of the Free Gold, Forty Nine
creek, wants shaft now down 25 feci to be continued from 20 to 50 feet deeper, work to bo
done as soon as possible, 'fenders to be mailed
by September lst. A proposition lo purchase
or develop tho prospect for a part interest
would bc considered.
J. FOLINSBEE, Strathroy, Ont
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You can flndabuyerfor "Any
Old Thing" if you advertise,
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1 cent a word each insertion.   No ad-   T
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Old papers at Tiik  MINER 'ollice.   25 cents
per hundred.
A 5 roomed furnished cottagcror. Kootenny
and Observatory street.   Apply al piemises.
FOUND.���A Rmall key, Nationiil (.'ash Register.   Apply "Miner" ollice.
MUSIC LESSONS. - On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs. W. J. Astley, Itobson street,
two doors west of Stanley.   P, O. Hox 180.
SITUATION WANTED���By a young man
of good address. First class salesman and
stock keeper. Understands bookkeeping and
conducting -correspondence thoroughly. Sis
years experience in a general store, two years
in dry goods. Speaks both languages. Address " M," 271 Bloury St., Montreal, Quo.
Buki-r Street.
Cook (woman) for  small camp;
Girls for Housowork.
15 meu wanted.
J.  H. LOVE.
Conduct of the Yukon Officials Defended.
Unverified Stories Tak��n Pom American
tapers���Aceuaations Disposed of-
Freight Bates .Reduced-
Ottawa, Aug. 111.���Tin- avidity with
which tho sleepless pursuers of the minister of the interior have seized upon
the stories published in American
papers of the misdoings of government
officials in the Yukon is a curious
commentary upon the oft repeated
contempt for everything American.
Hod these Puget Sound papers spoken
in terms of praise of the administration and commended the officials for
their action, we should immtdiataly
have been told that the Siftoniim
satellites were selling the country, to
the alein, but because it seems possible for the moment to make political
capital out of them every story detrimental to the administration is
eagerly oopii d under bold head lines.
Of course it would not do to wait until
it was possible to verify or refuse theso
statements because the chances are so
much iu favor of refutation that a
spleudi:l opportunity would be irretrievably lost of besmirching the government. Already there are unbiased
witnesses coming out, who are in a
position from personal knowledge to
speak of the actual situation and these
witnesses give unqualiffled denial lo
the great bulk of the sensational
Tho now famous "grab" of Attorney
Wade and Mining Inspector McGregor
appears in a different light, entirely
when honestly stated. These officials
heard of the strike on Monte Cristo
island, not as lirst* alleged from miners
coining iu to register claims, but on
the street, as ordinary citizens. With
many others they went to tho sceno
they took chances with tho crowd and
staked claims upon the samo conditions. When every mounted noliee-
mau, and indeed overy official, apparently, has a personal interest in the
couutry, it would be difficult to understand why such a straight set is made
upon these two men were it not* for thc
damning effect that they   happened to
vautuge or valuo, the land on the small
plain on which Dawson City now
stands was very little in demand and
those who were there thought Mr.MacDonald was paying a big price. It
lie had not taken it, squatters would
have pre-empted the territory and no
revenue at all would havo accrued to
the crown. It is ouly because Mr.
MacDonald has had a successful venture and is making monoy out of his
enterprise that the world ever heard of
lhe transaction at all.
No doubt there are other charges
which wo havo not noticed,but for the
present at, any rate it may safely be
affirmed that there is as little evidence
to substantiate them as in those dealt
with. While two blacks never make a
white, it may be worth while to remember that almost without exception
evory member of the late administration held numerous choice claims in
the gold regions of the Pacific provinco
and it is no secret that* thoso were secured through information obtained
from official reports received at
Ottawa from government surveyors.
Tiie present conservative leaders in
both houses and a score besides, were
in tho business, and wo fail to remember that thero was one word of
condemnation meted out to them, nor
to this day has there been the slightest suggestion from their party associates that they be made to disgorge.
Whatever may be, tho truth of the
charges now under consideration it
may be unhesitatingly declared that
should wrong doing be established
swift retribution will follow.
The announcement of the C. P. R.
reduction in grain and freight rates of
I'o cents per 100 lbs., from the present month, is ja reminder of tho ad-
vantugeou.", conditions secured by tho
government when making the Crow's
Nest railway contract with the C. P.
R. This was one of tho concessions
then demanded but ridiculed at tho
time by the opposition writers und
speakers. Further reductions aro to
follow^and whatever the other fellow
may say the farmer, who has been under tho heel of exorbitant 1 freight
charges so long has a practical opportunity of testing their value. Tho
claim that the liberal government is
the farmer's friend has another justification.
According to the latest reports that
havo reached the east there is a big
scarcity of labor in the prairie harvost
field, "it is claimed that between 5000
and 8000 additional men are required
and that (he railways are experiencing
much difficulty in obtaining that number.
1898      PROVINCIAL      1B98
uvuiDTTinM Kirkpatrick b Wilson  *
P   XI        N [      IU IN are receiving- Seasonable  Goods
under the direction of
The Royal Agricultural and Industrial
Society of British Columbia
for the best   trade  of  Nelson   in
the lines of
mZ     ;;      ���    GROCERIES, TEAS -' COFFEE
OCT. 5 to 13 Inclusive _.      ..'...
1 he quality is the best and prices
right.      As always, our stock of
New Westminster j crockery and glasswae*!
iu L-onjuclioii witli the
(itizen&'Grand Yearfu Celebration is fu" and bein�� added to as needed'
M��m.^.mmiMrlqMtrtck- Wilson, ���s*ES����L
Thu Premium List-1�� the Lawul
ever offered WoHt of Toronto.
Py.-o-Spcotacular Uomb��rdment of  Santiago
de Cuba and Blowing up of the "Halnc."
Kolluwod by an up-to-date Firo Works Dlniilaj,
which hns been speeinlljr secured for Four
Nights nt nn enormous expense
Lacrosse and Baseball Matches, Bicycle fleet, Aquatic, Sailor and
Caledonian Sports, Promenade
Concerts, Horse Races.
Dog Show.  Open to the World.
The Finest Bands in the Province
will provide Music.
Special rates over all Railway and
Steamboat Lines.
No entrance fees charged for Kx-
Premium Lists, Entry Forms, and
full Information on application to
Chairman t'el. Com. Secy. Cel. Com.
l'rcs. II. A. Si I. Soc.      Secy. R. A. & I. Soc.
Exhibition Couiiuisriiuner.
Fanner   (showing  summer  boarder
over   tbo   place)���We've   put   a   ropo
be   appointees of lb
While it may be admitted tbat tlio
question of the eligibility of any
offloial to bold a claim involves a principle liable to give rise to honest differences of opinion, it will bo recognized
by every unprejudiced man tbat the
circumstances of the present case place
it in a class by itself which precludes
it being judged by ordinary rules. Tbe
men who have been sent into the
Yukon to administer the various parts
of government are subject to hardships and other untoward conditions,
which, if entirely compensated by
salary would demand a sum entirely
beyond the power of auy government
to grant. It is not only reasonable bnt
absolutely necessary that they should
uot bo hampered by mere sentimental
restrictions. Tho simple fact that au
oflicial owns a claim cannot be considered reprehensible by any rule of logic ;
it is only when advantage is taken of
his official knowledge or position, that
his conduct is open to criticism. So
far there is no evidence that any
official comes within this qualification
and until such evidence is forthcoming the said officials have tbe Britishers right of being considered innocent
until they have been proved gui ty.
Another complaint which lias been
Widely circulated by the Seattle, Tacoma and San Francisco papers is that
the mail clerks at Dawson City will
not deliver mail unless they are well
bribed. This i.s emphatically denied,
tho foundation of tbe story apparently
being that a few miuersjanxious to get
back to their diggings and unwilling
to wait tbeir turn had induced Ihe
clerks to bunt up their mail in the
middle of the night and in return
made them  some compensation.   The
man must be hypercritical indeed who
would object to this. Again il is
charged that cxluirbitant fees havo
been exacted for transportation down
tbe Mile canyon, the White Horse
rapids, etc. It is unnecessary here to
further investigate the charge as the
boatmen at these points are private individuals, in no way, shape or form
under government control; moreover
both points cau be passed by portaging. If tho traveller wishes to save his
time and trouble by navigating theso
dangerous waters ho has to pay what
these boatmen choose to charge. Tho
complaint tbat a faro is charged by tho
ferry operated on the Klondike river is
too purile to notice, for it has yet
to be claimed tbat such a charge is exorbitant.
we've come to tbe   conclusion it   aiu't
got no bottom.
Summer Boarder���How very   absurd
Mr. Perkins.    If   the well had no bot-
present  govern-  torn   how   does the   water stay  in?���
Brooklyn Life.
Goins East.
Arrive 3.50 p.m.
South Fork      "     3.16 p.m.
Snroulo'a "     2.15 p.m.
Whitewater     "     2.00 p.m.
Hear Lake        "      1.48 p.m.
.   McOuigan "      1.33 p m.
10.38 a. m. Coily Junction   "     1.12 p.m.
10.60 a. m.   Sandon Leave   1.00 p.m.
Going Wkst.
Leave s.ixi n. nt.
'���     K.ltfi a. m.
"     11.38 8. m.
9.51 a, in
"   lii.lBft. m.
"   10.18 a. m.
Lome 11:00a. m.
Arrive 11:20   "
Arrive 11:45 a.m.
Leiivo   11:25   "
2041 G. V. Si P. *l Superintendent.
���i   one   other   charge   which
has been irado and as it concerns a
direct act of tbe government,is worthy
of some attention. We refer to tho
leasing of the water front at Dawson
City to a Mr. MacDonald at $1 a foot.
The fact is that when tho lease was
granted tho privilege was of little ad-
Spokane  Falls &
Northern R'y.
Nelson  &  Fort
Sheppard R'y.
| Red Mountain R'y.
The ouly all rail route without change
j of cars between Nelson and Bossland and
Spokane and Eossland.
(Daily Excopt Sunday)
i Leave 6-20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p-tn
"    12:05 "   ROSSL'D    "   11:20   "
"    8-30 a m. SPOKANE   "    3-10 p-m
Tiain thnt leuves Nelson nt 6:20 n.m,
; makes clone connections nt Spoknue for
; nil I'ncilic Coast Points.
Passengers for Kettle River nud Boundary ('reek, connect at Mhicuh witb Stage
11   . , . GOING EAST
1 Uhc a lirst* r-lasH lino   in trftvciinpf  between
j      Minneapolis. St. Paul and Chicago, und
tba principal towns in Central Wisconsin
, Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Cars
Service .....
The IlininK Cars ore operated in the intorett I
its patrons, the most elegant service over
Inaugurated.   Meals arc served u hi Carte.
I To obtain lirst clues service your ticket should
rend via .....
Dlroot connections at Chicago nnd Milwaukee
for all Kastcrn points.
Kor full Information cnll on your neurost ticko'
ngont, or write
Jas. a. Clock,        or       Jas. C. Pond,
General Agont, General PftHs. Agent
240 Stark Street, Milwaukee, Wil
Portland, Ore.
Repaired, Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
und Dyed by 'lie NEW PR00E88 at
Reasonable Prices,
STEVENS,  Tuk  Tailor.    ^^
Hoom o. Hillyer Bus., NELSON.
P. S.--1.artier* Wool lh'e** Qoodfl Sported
buforo Making Up.
OOL . . .
for Nobbiest and best and Save KASH.
Are Saving Money every day
on tbeir Hardware Bills by
allowing us to figure witb tbem.
Get Our Prices Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Tel. No. 21.
Lawrence Hardware Co'v.
Waff Paper,      Soortina Goods
���   Hammocks,   ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photoorapfiic Suppfies
Thomson Stationery Co.
has taken over the practice of
Dr. H. E. Hall and is prepared to do all kinds of Dental
Work   by latest methods. .  .
Broken lllll Klerk
Itakrr Ml.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and Bee   us.
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or Quebec
Beaver Uno-Ijike Huron Aug. 3
Hen ver Line���Luke Superior Aug. 10
Dominion Une���Vanrouvor Aug.  0
1 Dominion Line���Scotsman Aug, 13
A 1 In ti I.ine   Callfornfun July 28
Alliui Line   Numldlan Aug.  i
From New York
While Ktiir Line���Teutonic Aug.  .1
While Star Line���Britannia Aug. 10
Cunard Line���-Lueanta Aug. ��
Ounrrd Line��� Ktruriii Aug. 13
Allan Stuto Lino���Stato ot Nobra��ku Aug. 'Hi
Allan Stato Lino���Mongolian ..Aug. It
Anchor Line���FurneRsiii Aug.'20
Anchor Line���Aiichoria   Aug. IS
Cabin, S45.00, fAO, $!iu, $70 $80 and upwards.
Intermediate, fcl-i.oii nnd upwards
Steerage. $22.50 and upw ardn,
Passengers ticketed through to all point* In
Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low
rales to all parts of tho Kuropean conti lout.
Prepaid passages arranged from all pointi .
Apply  to  GEO.   S.   BKKR,   C.P.R,  lolr-f.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STIT'I
5S4)   General Agent, C.P.R. OHiceii, Winnipeg.
Notice is hereby riven thit sixty (liOl days
aftei dato I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of I .nml and Work? for permission to
purchase threo hundred and twenty (320) acres
unresorvo crown land, more or less:
Commencing at a slake marked "B, W.'s N.
K. north-east corner", Ihence eighty (1*0) chains
south; thence forty (40) chains west; thence
eighty (80) chains north; ihenco forty (40)
chains ca-t to point of coinmenciunonl;sltuated
neir tho head of Kokanee Creek about ten
miles from Kootei ay Lake, Nelson Mining
Division, West Kootenay District.
Dated this 2nd August 1808.
Noluon, B. C, Aug. 2,1898.
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and (ieneral Agents, I'ire and
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public,  Etc...
FOR SALE  __���nwWA\\%
Corner Lot mi Vernon St., with Building,   12 Lois in Block
'UK   t'lii-.-ip.   2 Lots Oor. Josephine and Robson.
2 Lots and Dwelling near Cor Stauley St, on Observatory
St., $12 per month.   Dwelling on Silica St��� near Cedar St.,1
$20 pi-r imiiii li.    House and 2 Lots, Houston St.   $1.1 mouth,
Call and sec our full list of property for sale  in   "Hume"
and "A" Additions
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street,  NELSON,  B. C.
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
Charles D. J. Christia
Houses to Kent at $8, $14 nntl $15.   Furnished House $35.
FOR SALE- A '���! lot corner Ward Street, $800.   2 lots, garden and fenced**]
Victoria Street, JO0O,   7 roomed  bouse Silica street,  $2S0().
A now House, lirst story stone, 2ml rough cast, 7 rooms, Electric Lights, Bathj
hot ami cold water.    Finished in lirst class manner, ready about
Uith August.   Three  minutes Irom post ollice.   Prices
quoted at my office,
Typewriting and Stenography Work Done.
Agency 13. C. Acetylene Gas Machine Company.
A Trial will convince
that the World's Leading
Beer loses none of its good
qualities by being bottled
in our own country.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.
Victoria Street - NELSON, B.


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