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Daily Edition No  78.
Nelson, British Columbia, Monday Morning, August-8, 1898.
Eighth Year.
A Shop unequalled anywhere. A Pattern after which all others model. Employing experienced workmen who are
specialists. Make a shoe complete. Replace any worn out part. No delay nor
long waiting, livery job satisfactory or
no pay. Half soling and heeling from J6
Best Leather at Lowest Prices. Free %g
ree   Patent    Buttons,      Free |J
Button Hooks. . 'ml
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t Reduced Prices, X
I Grand July Clearance Sale i
��� We will offer for the next ten days all of our entire stock :4
5 at reduced   prices   with   Special   Reductions   on   the -f
Summer Dress Goods.
Warm Weather Fabrics.
Lad ies Shirt Waists.
Ladies' I) & A ('insets.
Ladies' and Children's Undervosts
Ladies' Silk and Kid Gloves.
Ladies' Silk and Alpaca Skirts.
Sailor Hats, Half Price.
following lines
Men's Underwear.
Men's Washington Tics.
Men's Negligee Shirts.
Men's Fancy Cambric Shirts.
Men's Black Sateen Shirts.
Men's Duck and Flannel Suits.
Men's Straw Hats.
Men's Pants and Overalls.
I Our Stock \h Compfete in house FurniAgs. i
Great Dissatisfaction Among
the Miners at Dawson.
asked further if Mr. Chamberlain was
aware tlint the Canadian refiners were
neutralizing the concession by boycotting tbe wholesale grocers who v.nder
penalty of forfeiting the rebate were
forbidden to buy any imported sugars.
Sir. Chamberlain said the raw sugars
of British possessions were alone
entitled to the reduced rate. He
bud heard nothing of the alleged boycotting of wholesale grocers by tho
Canadian refiners.
Chamberlain  Answers Questions  in the
House���Alleged    Boycotting   of
Wholesale Grocers
Toronto, Aug. 0.���Tbo following is
an Evening Telegram's special cable
dated London, Aug. (I.���Renter's telegram from Dawson Oity says great
dissatisfaction exists thore over the
opening of claims along Dominion
creek. Proclamations were issued and
then cancelled, issued again and kept
secret till after the dato of opening.
Tho miners aro highly indignant
over tho official regulations.
Tho Hon. Joseph Chamberlain says
a recent communication has been received from tbe colonies concerning
the contribution of two-thirds of tlie
cost of the Pacific cable.
Tho rumor that the Prince of Wales
will visit the United States and Canada is untrue.
Tho Tablet commenting on tho death
of archbishop Walsh says a notable figure has been removed from Catholic life
in Canada. He died, continues tho
Tablet, amid tho monning of the province. His simplicity of heart, his
directness of manner had endeared
bim to all conditions of men longbefore
his deatb. There is some satisfaction
in knowing that tho old hostility to
Catholicism has disappeared.
Tho Earl of Minto, tlie Dominion's
now governor general, will sail for
Canada in November.
Mr. Green, in the houso of commons
today, asked if the government had
any knowledge of the corporation of
tho city of Winipeg procuring an act
at the last session of the Manitoba legislature by which a statue of 1880 whereby wator works bondholders advanced
��100,000 is in part nullified to tho
serious prejudice of tho company's
securities. Mr. Chamberlain replied
that petitions had been received reciting tho grievances, but nothing
Mr. McArthur inquiring as to tbo
sugar duties in the bouse of commons
wanted to know if under tho Canadian tariff refined sugar manufactured
wholly from tho raw produced in tlie
colonies might be imported into Can-
ada'at a 25 per cont reduction on tbo
chargo for  othor  refined sugars.   He
Freight.     Lines   of     the    Yandeiliilt
System to Be Organized
New Yuri-, Augusl, 8.���The Times
tomoiTow will publish the following:
"Anothor important step in the general scheme for the consolidation of
the Vaiidi'iliilt railway interests was
determined on at a meel ing recently
held of the presidents and managers of
several railroads and freight, lines.
President Calloway of the New York
Central railway, announced today that
eight fast freight lines which operate
over the railroads comprising the
Vandei'liill system will be at once
consolidated into two divisions, with a
general headquarters in Buffalo. This,
il is expected, will result in a large
saving of expenses, lt will reduce the
working force now employed liy these
freight lines mini' Ihan one half. The
fast- freight lines connected witb the
Vauderbilt system are now under the
supervision of live different managers,
as follows : The Hed line, the White
line aud the Midland line are managed
by T. L. Pomeiey, with headquarters
at Buffalo. The Blue line and the
Canada Southern line managed bv O,
O. Street, from Rochester. The West
Shore line by W. .1. Wilson, from
Buffalo, The North Shore Despatch
by W. il. Mann, from Detroit, and the
NicMe Plate by D. T. Jennings, from
Chicago.      These   lines are  to   be  so
consolidated that all those operating
over tbe New York Central railroads
and its connections will constitute one
system, and all operating over the
West Shore railway and its connections, the other By stem, It is likely
that such individual freight line will
retain its name for the sake of convenience. The New York Central
system will include the Red line, White
line, Midland line, Blue lino and
Canada Southern line. The West
Shore system will inelvde tlie North
Shore Despatch, West Shore and
Nickle Plate lines.
Feeling at Behavior of Bismarck's Family.
Everything Was Done According to  Bismarck's Wishos--Arrangements in
Germany to do Him Honor,
The  Cruiser Resolute Takes   Off the
Marine. Battalion There.
Playa Del Este, Guanbanamo Bay,
August 0.���The marine camp here was
broken up on the afternoon of August
5th and the marine battalion was
transferred to the auxiliary cruiser
Resolute for service in Other parts of
Cuba. As indicated in these despatches
the main body of the licet will remain
here ready for any kind of service
awaiting orders from Washington
Tlie idea rather gains ground that the
navy's active part in the war is nearly
ness will result from thoir publication
and there is no intention to stop
them.'' Among the public testimony
of respect and affection thero will be
a gigantic' 'demonstration today at
Niederwald, arranged by a number of
Rheinish cities, and a largo memorial
meeting takes placo at Stuttgart, and
another at Hamburg, whoro a public
subscription has been opened for the
erection of a gigantic monument to
Prince Bismarck at Saohenswald.
There will bo similar ceremonies at
Broslau, Dresden, Leipsig, Augsburg,
Munich, Carlsrnhe, Koenigsburg and
many othor cities. From tho Germans
in Austria many signs of sympathy
liave come.
Berlin, July (i.���Tbo death of Prince
Bismarck bas of course engrossed public attention throughout the week.
While it cannot truthfully be said that
tlie impression created by the sudden
death of the, great chancellor was as
deep as would havo been expected,
and while there was nothing like gen-
earl mourning visible in Berlin, yot
thero were unmistakable evidences of
a widespread sympathy. The. publications and revelations which so quickly
followed the death of the prince have
naturally creatod a sensation and dei p
auger in government circles, and there
is still greator surprise and presentment at the attitude of the Bismarck
family. Tlie emperor left nothing
undone that could testify to his personal grief or his sense of the greatness
of the. loss to Germany. His proclamation addressed to tlie Imperial
chancellor, Prince Hohenlohe, has
given high satisfaction throughout
the country, and it is generally admitted that no little magnanimity
was required to enable his majesty to
persevere with unruffled serenity in the
face of the evident snllonness of tbe
family. Ho devised tho most splendid
public honors for tho deceased statesman and whon his offer to place the
latter's remains besido bis grandfather's were rofnsed, the emperor
carried out what was uossiblo in the
shape of a public funeral, regardless of
the absence of any Bismarcks.
The Vossiehe Zeitung referring to
the matter says: "We do not wish
to pass judgment, and only chronicle
facts. The notice, of death addressed
to tho emperor did not bear the sigua-
tnro of his son, but tliat. of the doctor.
Tho emperor commissioned Professor
Begas to cast the features, but tho
emissary of the sculptor was obliged
to leavo Friederichsrhuhe without
fulfilling his mission. Tho emperor
decided to see the body but the coffin
was closed before he could do so, although according to the testimony of
Professor Leinbaelier, neither were tlio
features of Prince Bismarck disfigured
nor were there any signs of decomposition when the monarch arrived at
Friederichsrhuhe, The ox-minister of
stato, Prince Consort, did not appear
in uniform or wear his decorations
but appeared only as a private gentle
man. It cannot be but* that tho nation
will have drawn delinite inferences
from these facts,but it was not against
tlio emperor alone thai tho Bismarck
family thus acted. Tho reigning
German prince and the nation wore
prevented from taking and part in
the funeral. Tho grand Duko of Saxe-
Weimar and tho grand Dukes of Hesse
aud Oldenburg, Prince Herbert wired
to stay away. Even Prince Hohenlohe, although a personal friend of the
deceased and whose coming had boon
heralded in time was not allowed to
seo the body. The. coffin was soldered
down 16 minutes before his arrival,
to the intense sorrow of tho aged chancellor. Persons who were present at the
house at the time affirm that Prince
Herbert issued orders to solder tho
coffin as soon as the telegram from the
emperor arrived annonnciug his majesty's coming to Friederichsrhuhe.
A number of German people assume
that this strange behavior was partly
duo to the fact that there was at tlie
bouse a number of highly important
and sensational papers, mostly letters
to Pri noo Bismarck, and there was a
fear that* theso might be stolen in the
bustle and turmoil occasioned by tho
crowds of visitors. Tlie order countermanding the public* obsequies was
received hore with consternation. The
Bismarck family gave out that tho
peculiar method of conducting tbo
arrangements for Prince Bismarck's
temporary interment was wholly in
conformity with bis wishes, adding
tliat the deceased bad remarked tliat
ho "Wanted a rest, aud especially
after death.''
The correspondent here of the. Associated Press had an interview with tho
foreign office officials regarding all
these matters and the following statement was made to him :
"In the emperor's order countermanding liis first order regarding tho
public obsequies, there was no specification as to the epitaph. It is known
tbat it was Prince Bismarck's wish
to liave it so worded, aud ho cannot
hinder it. As to the munimories
there is no anticipation on tho part
of the government that any unplcasant-
The   Design   and Model of  the Shamrock Havo been Completed.
London, Aug. (i.--Sir Thomas Lipton, in tho course of an interview
accorded to a representative of the
Associated Press tbis evening says:
A deputation of three members of
the Royal Ulster Yacht club met Mr.
Russel in London tbis forenoon and
drew up a Challenge which was forthwith cabled to the New York Yacht
club whose reply wo hopo to receive
on Mondav. The challenge is absolutely conditiouless, am perfectly
satisfied that it will ' e conducted with
tho same impartiality as aro the Cowes
races, and that 11 Americans desire
the best boat to Win, ns my colleagues
and   mysolf do.
The details of the races if tho challenge is accepted, will be arranged by
the New York Yacht club and Mr.
Russel, who expects to sail on Wednesday and prepare tbo ground for the
throe members ot the Royal Ulster
Yacht club, including Secretary Jelly,
who will proceed to New York later.
My boat will be 00 foot, cutter rigged.
The design and model of tho Shamrock
aro already completed as I have been
working for mouths to consummate
my purpose. The yacht will be done
by tbe middle of February. There
has been some effort made to secure
tho services of Captain O'Neill as
skipper but this has not been definitely
settled. I hop 3 also that Mr. John
Jamieson, owner of the Ivorna, will
help us raco the Shamrock.
The Spanish Commander at Pouce Has
Been Tried and Shot.
Ponce, Island of Porto Rico, Aug.
!">, Via Island of St. Thomas.���United
States Consul Hanna acting upon the
request of Major General Miles has
received information that tho foreign
consuls at San Juan de Porto Rico
advised tho Spanish authorities to
surrender tho island to the American
troops. Tho Spaniards, however, in
reply, announced tliat tliey had resolved
to" fight. Thoro upon tho consuls
notified the Spanish comanmder, Captain General Macas, that they would
establish a neutral zone between Bay-
man and Rio Tiedras, in whioh to
gather tho foreign residents and their
portable property iu order to insure
thoir safety in the event of a bombardment of tho placo by the American
forces. The consuls sent a similar
notice to General Miles.
In spite of this brave talk, it is understood tliat tho Spanish officers of
minor rank liave refused to fight or to
imperil their lives in the defense of
San Juan. Colonol San Martin who
evacuated Ponce on the approach of
tho American army of invasion, is
reported to havo beeu tried by court
martial aud shot. Colonel Luiz wlio
evacuated Guaunico when the Americans landed committed suicide yesterday at Utuado on tho road between
Adjuntas and Arociabo on tlie north
Changes     Are     Imminent    in
Ontario Dioceses
Hamilton, Ontario, August 0.���In
connection with the vacancies in two
archbishoprics in this province the
Roman Catholic clergy and laity, it is
understood, anticipate a change in tbo
diocese. There is a growing feeling
among tlio laity that Bishop Dowling
may be appointed to one of the
vacancies, and tbe appointment would
certainly be pleasing to tbe diocese
His lordship, however, personally does
not desire any change in his present
relations, but is of course ready to submit to the judgment of tbe church in
this as in other matters. Another
change in the Hamilton diocese will
be tlio appointment of Monseigneui
McVay to a bishopric.
Tbe Queen Regent Has Consented to
Acceptance of American Terms
New York, August 0.���A Madrid
despatch to the New Y'ork Journal
says: The Queen Regent has approved
tno reply of the Spanish government
to the United States, accepting the
conditions laid down by the latter
under which peace will be concluded.
Halifax, August (5.���Tlio Dominion
Educational Association closed its
meeting yesterday and will meet in
1900 at Ottawa.
The Globe Defends Administration of the Yukon.
The Charges   Matle  IJhow Ignorance  of
Canadian Laws-lhe Froclamation
Fiction- American Pigment.
Toronto, Aug. 0.���The, Globo say
oditorially discussing tlie charges
against Yukon officials, that the main
charges against tho officials also come
originally from Seattle, whero they
nre published as choice lots bits of sen-
station, because it is pleasant to
Americans, who have, been made, to
pay royalties, to hoar tho Canadians offl-
icals denounced. These Americans
denunciations are clumsy and are built
on thc assumption that the Canadian
regulations aro similar to thoso on the
American side of tbe lino. From Seattle it is reported thero was a stain -
pede to Dominion creek before it was
"opened by proclamation." Had the
writer been guided by reasonable
prudence he could have learned tbat
lands are not opened by proclamation
undor Canadian laws, unstaked and
unappropriated land being open to
prospectors. The samo wrtier tells
how tlio night beforo this imaginary
"prolcamation" was issued, "100 of
the officials clique" started for Dominion creek. He goes on to say that
favoritism is openly charged and this
supposed hundred have got all tho good
claims. Tbo conservotivo newspapers
who deal in such stories are careful to
briug the official clique down to two
or three. Wade and McGregor are
selected for special condemnation, it
being charged tliat thoy are not only
guilty of liberalism but aro also supporters of Sifton, one being so lost to
all sense ot honor and shame as to
live iu Brandon, Sifton's home.
The latest story intended to discredit
tho Dominion officials, comes from a
young Manitoban, who claims ho was
kept waiting for several weeks for a
government .surveyor beforo bo could
stake his claims. If that young man
had held a miner's license as required
by law, he could stake out his claim
without waiting for tho surveyor,as no
such delay is necessary.
It Is Believed That a Terriblo Disaster
Has  Occurred.
St. Johns, Newfoundland, Aug. (I.���
Inspector O' Reilly of the revenue police
arrived here from Tilt Cove today.
He states that bo examined tho man
Jenkins who brought tho uows'res-
pocting tho loss of a steamship. Jenkins who lives at Bryants Covo , lii
miles across tho Penguin peninsula,
says a schooner from Queerpon island,
off tbo northern extremity of Newfoundland at tlio entrance to tho straits
of Belle Isle, arriviid there and reported
that ou tbo previous night, whilo in
tho straits of Belle Isle, sho saw tbo
lights of a steamer and heard a terriblo crasli followed quickly by screams
as of the victims of a niarino disaster.
Then thero was absoluto silenco as if
all had sunk. Jenkins walked across
the peninsula to convey tho news, but
had neglected to question tho crow ot
the schooner closely as to details. Ho
was sent back by the officer to make
further enquiries, but the schooner had
sailed again for the fishing grounds.
Inspector O'Reilly says that a majority
of tho peoplo in that section believe a
disaster has occurred.
It   Is   Asserted   Will  Not Call  for  a
Further    Reply.
Madrid, Aug. (!.���Tho cabinet today
approvod tho basis of a reply to tho
peaco conditions proposed by the
United States.
Duko Almodovar de Rio, tlie m inis-
ter of foreign affairs is charged'with
revising tho reply which will be read
and approved at tho cabinet council
tomorrow morning. It is stated on
good authority tbat the Spanish reply
will give no occasion for a further
response from tbo United Statos.
Now Y'ork, August 0.���The usual
half holiday crowd was at Brighton
beach today and there was some good
racing. Tbe test handicap was tbe
medium of very heavy betting. The
money came on Ogden anil he was
first choice. Tho start was good and
Miss Penny went to tho front at onco
and won by four lengths. THE MINER, MONDAY,  AUGUST 8, 1898.
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mor will represent Canada. Esquimalt
is already well fortified,but if the continual rumours of an approaching
Anglo-Russian war should ever materialize, our coast cities cannot bo too
stronglv defended.
On tho 29th of next month tho pooplo
of Canada will be asked to decide
whether or no thoy aro in favor of the
total prohibition of the liquor traffic.
The measure, in that it touches upon
the liberty of the subject, is ono on
which it is peculiarly appropriate tbat
the opinion of the public should be
definitely known.
The question of prohibition is ono of
such vast importance, and it touches
so nearly upon tbe daily life of nearly
every citizen that it is surprising that
the approach of tho time fixed for its
settlement should havo evoked practically no public Jiuterest or comment.
Our public men liave made no announcements on tho subject, and the
pross has so far passed it by with
the bare mention of the dato fixed,
while in main- cases there lias been no
reference made to it at all.
What does prohibition mean? It
means, broadly speaking, that no intoxicating liquor shall be sold save in
cases of medical necessity. Tbis proviso must invariably bo made, dnd
very frequently affords tho opportunity
for which intending law breakers are
watching. Thero are somo states in
the union in which the salo of liquor
is prohibited, but nobody finds any
serious difficulty in obtaining all tho
whisky ho wants at a druggist's, which
can subsequently be consumed at homo
at* leisure.
In the Northwest Territories prohibition was given a trial, tho rigour of
tho law being tempered by a system
of permits. Permits could bo obtained
from the lieutenant-governor by any
one who could obtain a decent recommendation, on the payment of a small
fee, and the roceiver of the permit was
then allowod to import a stated quantity of liquor for bis own uso. This
system, however, was abused, and it
failed to check the abuse of alcohol.
In fact, whilo most desirable in
theory, no system has yet, so far as
we know, beon devised whereby the
abuse of liquor can be effectually
checked without unduly infringing on
the liberty of the subject.
Here lies the whole difficulty. Such
a measure to be effective, must be extremely rigorous, and it is doubtful
whothor the people will submit to a
law of such soverity, and cven'i if
enacted whother it could bo enforced.
Tho Rev. Principal Grant, a woll
known and earnest temperance reformer, has placed himself on record as
stating that in his opinion such restrictive legislation is of no avail, and
on tho other hand thero are other
equally eminent authorities wlio
strongly boliovo in its efficacy. The
whole question is one of extreme
difficulty, and ono in which every man
must decide and act for himself.
As will be seen from our despatches
today, the arrangements iu connection
with the lato Prince Bismarck's funeral have created a considerable
amount of displeasure and disappoint
mont in Germany. Tlio exact reason
why Emperor William dismissed his
father's veteran counsellor is not, and
perhaps never will be, accurately
known, though it was tolerably clear
that there had been a conflict betweeu
twro imperious wills in which Prince
Bismarck, for tlio first time in his
life, was defeated, and had consequently to retire from the arena of
political strife. Tho aged chancellor
never forgot this, and, as his last instructions showed, he never forgave it,
but wont down to his grave hugging
his animosity. The emperor, ou the
other hand, has shown great magnanimity. During the lifo time ot the
prince he passed over puttorauces that
would have been tolerated in no one
else, and now that bo bas passed away
ho has not allowed either a most deliberate slight or liis own fiery temper
to turn him from his purpose of doing
all possible honor to the memory of
the great German statesman.
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth  Brushes,
,pn�� ..   also Good Value in Soon tres. _.9-*txtib.
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
Tho   war scare   seems to be   spreading and   England is .strengthening her
powers   of   offense   and dofenso in all
quarters of   the globe.    We meutiono
somo little time  back a woll-autbonti .
catod   roport   that   tho   Imperial gov-
l   v. j  j    i j j   i ���      i express   our   appreciation   of   voursolf
eminent   had decided   to   expropriate ! allf; yom. partner.
a  largo  portion of  Esquimalt, village
with a view to  building   a largo dry-
What the Charlottetown Guardian Says
About G. P. Beer.
Tho Charlottetown, P. E. I., Guardian of July contains tbe following
notice of a gentleman who is interested
largely in Nelsou real estate and who
with his family intends to tako up his
future residence in Nelson :
"Mr. G. P. Boor aud Mrs. Beer
loave tbis morning for Nelson, B. C.,
where they will make their future
home. The firm of Beer Bros, which
lias now passed into other hands began business in Charlottotowu in
1875 aud soon took its place as one of
the leading dry goods establishments
of the Maritime Provinco. In their
business they havo employed a staff of
clerks among tlio largest of any dry
goods firm in tbo city. Owing largely
to the thorough business training
wliich they received many of these
clerks now hold lucrative positions in
the west. Others havo successfully
embarked in business for themselves,
whilo in Messrs. Beer Bros, storo are
clerks wlio bave beeu employed thero
continually during tho past twelve
"Messrs. W. Vi. Boer and G. P.
Beer have been among otir most progressive merchants and the firm namo
of Beer Bros, has always been synou-
mous witli justice and honor. Their
business relations have never been
tarnished with a suspicion of shadowy
transactions and now as they retire
from the mercantile arena they have
the rcspoct aud best wishes of all.
Tliis is due in a great measure to tho
fact that no carping spirit has been
their's,(but believing in healthy, open
competition they wero in close friendship with the other merchants of Charlottetown.
"After many years of friendly business together tlieir departure from the
city is generally regretted by the
other firms while the separation botween the proprietors and their large
staff of clerks is keenly felt by both.
In tho departure of Mr. G. P. Beer
this morning Charlottetown loses one
of her most progressive citizens���a
man whoso voice advanced the moral
aud religious interests of the city.
He never shirked his duty and his
departure is a distinct loss to the
advancement of Charlottetown. In
parting with Mrs. Boor the city loses
one who has taken a foremost position
in tho social circle, and her hosts of
friends in Charlottetown will regret
this loss of a general favorite.
"Tho senior partner, Mr. W. W.
Beer, will leave in about six weeks
for the west.
'' Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Beer were
waited upon Saturday night and presented with the following address,
which although numerously signed by
prominent citizens would havo had
many more signatures had not a number of citizens been absent from tlieir
homes and places of business:
G. P. Boer, Esq.,
Dear Fellow Citizen.
Having learned that it is your intention to remove from amongst us aud
mako tho distant wost your future
home, wo hasten to express our deepost
regret as citizens of Charlottetown
that wo should thus be doprivod of
ono whoso influence for good has done
so much for the moral and commercial
interests of this city. Descended as
you are from honorable christian
parentage we aro only too well pleased
to recognize in you those characteristics which go to mako up a good citizen, and nothing that we could add
would  be   too   flattering   in   order to
a largo
dock and adding to the fortifications.
The noxt step is disclosed in an announcement in a recent issue of the
News Advertiser that a committee of experts is about to examino the frontiers
and soa boards of Canada with a view
to works of defenco. The committee consists of Colonols Leach, Dalton and
Captain White. R. N. of tho imperial
service, whilo Colonels Lake and Avl-
'' May your futuro home bo as pleasant
j and sunny as tbe past. May peace
and prosperity bo abundantly yours,
and may God in His infinite mercy
smile upon you on life's journoy, is
the fervent desire of your many
Following the address aro the names
of about 100 prominent citizens of
Now York, Aug. 6.��� Bar silver, 5%;;
Mexican dollars, 45Wf
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
���x>g> ����������������������������� ���casa
Branch Mai'kets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Official Directory.
Governor-Gcneni) ��� Earl of Abordcen
Premier        - - Sir Wilfrid Lanrler
Member House of Common.-', Dominion PaHitt-
ment, West Kootenay        Hewitt Bostock
lion T R Mclnnes
lion J II Turner
Hon D M Kbcrts
Com of I .in ii 1- und Works Hon G 11 Martin
Minister Mines and Education Ilon Jns Baker
President Executive Council Hon C E Pooley
Members Legislative Assembly tor West Kootenay���North Hiding J M Kellie
Sontli Hiding                ��� J IT Hume
Mayor - - John Houston
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Toetnel, J A
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley, Thos Madden,
City Clerk
Police Magistrate
I Chief of Police
j Chief nf Fire Department
I Auditor
Water Commissioner
I lloiilih Ollloer
i Cily Englneor
j    Cily council meets every Monday, It p.m.,
city hull, cor Victoria and Josephine Ht
J K Strachan
E A Crease
A   F McKinnon
W J Thompson
John Hamilton
T M Ward
Dr. Lallan
A. L. M'Culloch
Our Grocery Business lias grown so rapidly dining the
past few months we are compelled to make room somehow.
In order to do this we liave fully decided to dispose of our
Entire Stock of Crockery and Glassware at Prices which
have never been heard of in thc District of Kootenay.
Ladies don't miss tbis golden opportunity. Call and look
through. There is sure to be something you will require before the wai is over.
AVhon you come to look through the Bargains don't forget
your Grocery List also, for as you well know, our stock is well
assorted and Prices Right.
Ladies come early before your neighbor gets ahead of you
nnd picks out the best Bargains. All goods doll vered promptly
free of charge to any part ofthe city.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
Dr. ICC Arthur. Dr. G A 1) Hall, Geo John
stone.   Principal   .1 It Groen.
Prosldont J Roderick Robertson.
James Lawrenoo.
John A Turner.
Vice President
Medical Supt.
John A. Tumor
VV. A. Jowett.
D. McArthur
A II Clements
Dr. G. A 11 Hall
I 8.011 p.m
' 8.30 n.ni.
1.00 p.
6.00 p.
Unltod States, Ontario, Quo
bocend Eastern Provinces
Points on N. Si F. S. line.
Vici uriu nnd llo-uland.
Mew Denver, Sandon and
Sloean Lake Points.
Ivnslo and Kootenay Lake
Kossland. Trail, Nakusp.
Robson, points on main line
0, P. R., Vancouver ami
5.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
We nre prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Const
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work und Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; General
Delivery, 8 n,m, to 8 p.m.:  Registration. 8.31)
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Hank
II n.ni. lo 1 p.m.; Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.in).
J. A. gilkkr,Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies \V J Goepel
Gold I'oiiiinissioner O. G. Dennis
Mining Recorder Tax Col
Colleotor of Customs
Provincial Assessor
County Court Judge
. legistrnr
Inspector of Schools
It F Tolmie
Geo. Johnstone
John Keen
J A FoHn
K T II SinipkinH
William Hums
STATION     .    .    .
A.    E.     YOUNG,   AGENT.
First Jailer
Second Jailer
Third Jailer
Senior Guard
Cupt. N. Fitzstubbs
R. Uddell
Geo. Partridge
John McLaren
The Paper of the People.
Everybody Reads It.
The Largest Circulation.
thing to do during- the hot
weather is to keep your
system from running down
are among tlie best Summer Tonics.
Best Advertising Medium.
Our Diarrhoea Specific
is a sure cure for Summer
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
limber should apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
Cnuncn of Kngland-Matin il a.m.; Even
Song. 7..'*0 p.m. every Sundny. Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month nfter
Matins; on 2nd and 4th Sundays, at 8 a.m
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. s. Akehurst. Hector.   Cor Want and Silica streets.
1'KKsiiYTKitiAN OHUROH���Services at 11 a.in
anil   7.30   p.m.     Sundny Scliool at 2.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at
Society i
at 8   o'clock.    Rev. R.' Frew,
meets overy
8 ii.n
y Mo
In stock,l,000,000ft.of Flooring, Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery,
s�� iti:i:\   noons AND   WINDOWS  MARK
Property Owners.
I Christian Ktulenvor Society
I day  evening
I Pus tor.
Methodist   Church���Corner Silica  and
| Josephine Streets. Services at 11 n.m. and 7.30
p. m. ; Siibbnlh School, 2.30 p.m.; Prayer mooting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Kpworth
League C, K, Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
Robson, Pastor.
Roman Catholic Church���Mass at Nelson
every Sunday al 8 and 10.30 a.m.; Benediction
at 730 to 8 p.m.   liev. Father Ferland, Priest.
Baptist Church ��� Services! morning and
ovoning at 11 n.ni. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; Meetings
nn: held in the scliool house. Strangers cordially welcomed.   Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.
Salvation Army���Services every evening
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria streot.
Ailiiilant .Millner in charge.
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 either by day
or by contract.
Address T. VV.
Cure "Miner" ollice
"Babcock" Fire Extinguishers
6 QAL. SIZE $80. 3 GAL. SIZE $15.
including Supply of Chemical Charges
with each.
Delivered F. O. B. nt Portland, Ore.
The Babcock is thc 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 the
test of time. Full line of Fire Apparatus and   Department   Supplies.
171 4th St. Portland, Ore.
NKLSON LODGK, No. 23. A. F. &A.
M. moots second Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brothren invited.
G. L. Lennox, Secretary.
I-  O.  O.   F.     Kootenay  Lodge
>6 No. lli, meets ovcry Monday night,
their   Hall,   Kootenay etroet.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
NKLSON LODGK No. 25, K. of P.,
meets in Castle hall, McDonald block
, very Tuesday ovening at 8 o'clock,
All visiting knights cordially invited,
J. 3. Malone, CC.
Geo. Partridge, k. of R. and s.
NKLSON LODGK. I. O. G. T. Meets in
CiiHtlo Hall, McDonald Block, overy Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars cor
dially invited, John Telford,
Cl ief Templar.
George Nunn    Sec'y
second and fourth Wednesday of
each month at K. of P. Hall, MacDonald Block, cor. Vomon and
Josephine streets. Visiting brcth-
rn cordially invited. Krnest K imi,
Chas. II. Farrow, Worthy President
COURT KOOTKNAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meets
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in the
K of P Hull. F W Swanoll, C. D. S. O. R.; J It
Green, C.R.; J. Purkiss, Seoy.
NKLSON LODGK. NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meeti
overy Thursday in tho I.O.O.F. hall. F W
Swanell, M.W.: W Hodson, Rec.-Sec.; J. J.
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and
P. M. W.
NELSON L.O.L. No. 161)2 meets in tho McDonald block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invited.
John Toy* W.M.; F. J. Bradley, R.S. THE MINER, MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 1898.
Ilil,I     IJiiilicin     1,1     lilipiil'llillgs    in    Iin-
iMslilii Raring iln- Vant
few Mays.
As announced ,-it the funeral ser-yiee
yesterday afternoon, Hev. Mr. Frew
' preached last night a special sermon
in memory of tlie late Kinds. Walker.
The preacher look for his test the
twenty third Psalm, nnd during the
course of liis sermon impressed upon
his hearers the necessity of being at
all times prepared for death whenever
the siiiiiiniins conies. There wns a
large congregation present ami the
sermon was very impressive, Appro
pi'iate music was rendered hy tlie
Kalph Harron anil Miss Helen Harron of San Francisco are at the Phair.
Thomas Downie, traindespatchor on
the C.P.K. at Revelstoke, is in llie
Harold Rolge, editor of tlie Kaslo
Kootenaiaii, spent Saturday in lhe
Contractors    Rae   and    Bard   nro
making good progress With the tramway tothe Athabasca mine anil will
have the work completed in a short
I). McLeod purchasing agen I for
Messrs. Mann, Foley fi Larsen, coil-
tractors on the Rohsou-Pcnticton
extension, arrived in (lie city hist
Work on West* & Emerson's new
brick liloch, whieh has been stopped
for some time on account of the non-
arrival of the big iron pillars will lie
resumed today.
A recent assay of ore from Hie Imperial claim near Hall Biding, owned
by D. A. McBeath and  W.  s.  Doyle,
gave a return of 07 8 per cent of copper
valued at $110 1(1 per ton.
J. tl. Drewry, special correspondent
of the Toronto Glohe at Rossland, and
JoeTrainncr arrive 1 in the cily last
night and leave today for Porto Rico
Biding to examine some mining
K. S. Burton, Burton City: F Green,
Toronto: \V. ll Crog, Hamilton;
Thomas Forrester, Donald; c. M.
McArthur, Ymir, and W. II. Moore,
Macleod, registered at Hie Hume
If you want to make money, become
Intelligent and happy, call on Mr. .1.
H. St. Laurence, the blind phrenologist, and have your head examined.
Vou can see hiin at the parlors of Hie
Clarke house any day this week witli
the exception of Saturday.    Ailvl.
Tlie public school aet. of British
Columbia states that tlie schools of
the province shall open aftei' the midsummer vacation on the first, Monday
after the second Sunday in August.
The schools of Nelson will open a week
from today, August 16,
Hon. (Iporgc IC. Foster, ex-minister
of finance in the Dominion government, arrived in the eity last night
and is registered at tlie Phair. Mr.
Foster leaves today for a visit to ihe
Sloean and will return in a few days
and address n public meeting inNclson.
Tlie Angerona, the latest addition to
the local fleet, has arrived from the
coast on a flat car. She was built for
the smuggling traffic between Pott
Townsend and Victoria, and many a
Chinaman did slie land in that city
before mending her ways and becoming an honest craft.
Tho funeral of Mary Agnes Curran, i
the six and a half year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Ciirran, took place
yesterday afternoon in the Nelson
cemetery, About three months ago
the little girl had an attack of scarlet
fever from which she recovered but
was afterwards taken down with
pleurisy and rheumatism of the heart.
Funeral services were held at the
Roman Catholic church liy Rev.
Father Ferland.
The Remains of the Late Fred
Walker Buried Yesterday
The remains of the late Fred
Wall er, whose death was repnr'ed in
the Miner of Friday morning, were
interred in the Nelson cemetery > ester-
day afternoon.   The  funeral  cortege
' left the resilience of Mr.  .1.  A.   (Hiker
and   proceeded  to  the   Presbyterian
I church  win re
in  impressive tervice
was   conducted   by    Kev. Mr.   Frew,
[ past or of llie church,   As tho coffin
was   carried   up   the aisle to the a I tin-
Beethoven's funeral march was played
' by the organist  for the service,   Miss
j Wilson, and at the conclusion Mendelsohn's funeral inarch   was  rendered
I The choir of tho church had  prepared
! appropriate   music   for thc occasion.
j After the service at  the ehureh  the
: procession proceeded to the cemetery
I where fhe remains were consigned to
j their last resting place. Following
the hearse were cabs and carriages
containing the mourners, and behind
I these was one of the largest funeral
processions ever seen in Nelson.
Tlie coffin was completely covered
with wreaths of flowers sent by friends
of thedeceased, The pall hearers wore
Messrs. Fred and Herb Irvine, Harry
Wright, George Doyle, Jnsper Phair,
and 1). \V. Rutherford, personal
friends of the deceased. The beautiful
wreaths of Harry Wright and D, W.
Rutherford, associates of Mr, Walker
in the postoffice, were deposited in the
grave with the coffin.
The sudden death of this popular
young man has awakened a chord of
sympathy in the heart of every citizen
of Nelson fur liis sorrowing and
bereaved friends and relatives.
Louis Strand, Steve Hawkins, Joe
Duhamel and Henry Slnkan, who have
been working on their claims at the
head of Grohmnn and Lemon creeks,
known as the Monument group, are
in the city getting supplies.
Tho Monument claim is looking up
well under development, some verjuice ore having been struck, showing
brittle ami ruby siier. The last assay
gave from -HI to 880 ozs, in silver, .and
the samples brought to the city on this
trill are expectcil to run even    higher.
The ledge on lhe monument is from
8 to III feel wide, and is traceable
through eight claims. A 40 foot tunnel has lieen driven on this ledge. A
trail has heen buill, in from the six
mile wagon road and development
will be pushed ahead rapidly.
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 . .
[Plumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offer-
ingat very low prices.
Vancouver & Nelson, B. 0.
Interesting and Exciting Races���List
of Prize Winneis.
Tlie annual regatta of the Nelson
boat clnb was held on Saturday afternoon and was a complete success. The
club boat* house was decorated with
flags and bunting and presented a
holiday appearance. Tlie racing
course wns between the 0. P. R. and
the city wharves and the races were
witnessed by a large number of spectators.
The first event was the Club Pours
which was won easily by Haines'crew.
One member tif Senkler's crew broke
the pin of his rowlock and had to stop
lowing. The prize in tliis race was a
set of pewter cups donated by Mr. A.
IL Buchanan.
In the boys' four oared race there
were two crews entered as follows!
Dick MacFarlane, stroke, W. Mac-
beath 3rd, J. Clarke, 2nd, M. Mallette,
how; ,1. Duhamel, stroke, J. Stuart,
8rd, A. Macdonald, 2nd, 0. Goepel,
bow. This was a very interesting race
and was won by the first named crew
by a few feet. The course was a half
milo in length, and the race was very
keenly contested. Tho prizes were,
four medals given by the Nelson hoat
The smoking and needle and thread
race was a very amusing affair. The
contestants were required to paddle a
short distance, stop ;m* light a cigar,
paddle again and stop and thread a
needle. The prize, a handsome pipe
donated bv W, Thurinan was won bv
F. A. Mcfiae.
Inthe double scull race in rigged
skill's with lady coxswains, the ski if of
E. T. Thomson and (f. C. Hodge, very
skillfully steered by Mrs. Hodge was
the victor. Mrs. Goepel steered a
skiff manned byCll. Winter and H. B.
Haines. The prize was a bottle of perfume donated by W. F. Teetzel.
Thc tea and cake race was won hy 0.
15. Winter and with it went a pair of
shoes donated by W. G. Lillie.
The crab race and the prize a lamp
donated by James Lawrence were won
by G. C, Hodge.
Tlie last event of the regatta was
the tournament which was verykeenly
contested. In the first round E. C.
Senkler and II. Selous were knocked
out by 0. B. Winter and H. Haines,
ln the second round J. J. Campbell
and George Halo bad tluee liard contests with E. V. Thomson and G. C.
Hodge, botli crewj landing in water at
the same time.   ��� was decided to call
it- a draw nnd toss for who should meet
Haines anil Winter. As the poles
were hroi ell it was decided to have a
! wrestling match in canoes instead.
! After a struggle between Winter and
i Haines, tlie former sank the boat of
lt.be Itter as gracefully as Admiral
* Sampson did the licet of Cervera at
; Santiago.
j During the afternoon the lady
, friends of tlie members of the club
served refreshments and at the conclusion everyone voted the affair a
gre. t success. The weather was very
hot hut, even this did not, appear to
mar the pleasure of the Contestants
and spectators.
Washington, Aug. 6.���The following
is General Shafter's sanitary report
for August, made public tonight by
the war department: Santiago; total
sick 8307; total number of fever cases
2S>H2; new eases of fever 434; cases of
fever returned to date 601. The deaths
for August fifth  and  sixth  amounted
to ll").
A confectioner in Manchester, England, has discovered a very novel use
for the bicycle. This is nothing more
than converting his machine into an
ice cream freezer. Tho bicycle, which
is of course stationary, is mounted by
hoy, wlio instantly pedals away for ail
he is worth. Tlio chain is connected
with the freezer, and thus causes it to
turn vepy quickly. In this manner
ho can freczo a 17 gallon tin of ice
cream in at) minutes.
There is no difficulty in getting tho
boy to work. Ho enjoys and thrives
up^n it, and seems delighted to think
that he, cau scorch���or should it not he
freeze?���away to his heart's content,
without any fear of incurring the displeasure of an enterprising policeman.
One of our village young gentlemen
took his little sister with him whilo
calling the other evening at a homo
where lie is a regular visitor. Tlio
little girl made herself quite at homo
and showed great fondness for one of
the young ladies, hugging her heartily. "How vory affectionate she is!"
said the lady of thc house. "Yes, so
like her brother," responded the young
lady unthinkingly. Paterfamilias
looked sternly over the tup of his
spectacles, tho young gentleman
blushed, and tho rest wero silent.���
Shortsville Enterprise.
Mrs Mario Robinson Wright, whose
book, "Picturesque Mexico," was pronounced by President Diaz tho most
intructive work on his country, is now
visiting in Cleveland nnd will soon
stnrt on a tour of Japan.
Apia, in Samoa, hns been holding n
cricket match for tlio benefit of tho
ehureh that has lasted three months.
There is no entrance fee for tho spectators, but anyone wlio chooses can bat
on paying a shilling, and when he is
bowled out can go in again on paying
a shilling onco moro.
Notice is hereby given that sixty (��0)
days after dato I intend to apply to
tlie Chief Commissioner of Lands aud
Works for application to purchase
three hundred and twenty (.120) acres
unreserved  crown hinds, moro or~less :
Commencing at a stake marked "B.
Vi.'n N. E., northwest corner," thence
eighty (80) chains north ; thence forty
(40) chains east to point of commence-
nient; situated nonr the head of Kokanee ereek about ten miles from Kootenny Luke, Nelson Mining Division,
West Kootenav District.
Dated this 2nd dav of August 1898.
Nelson, B. C, Aug. 2,  1898.
ii;u:rno\i: NO. SI.
Manufacrurers of
Halcyon lint SprliiK* Water Aerated mnl
supiuiiii to llie Trade.
Houseliold Goods, Etc.
Under and by virtue of n warrant liy me 31-
reoted undor the powers contained in a Chat-
toi mortgage mnde liy ono C. F. Goodwin,
which will tio produced ui the time of milo,
thore will bo offerod for sale by I'ubllc Auc-
'  tion on
Saturday, ihcoili tiny or August, isss.
ut 2 o'clock, p.m. nt the Victoria Hotel, Victoria street, Nelson, 11. (!., the following goods
anil l*battels, consisting of:
18 Cots,  11  Double   Bedsteads,  32
pairs Blankets, 82 Comforters, 82 white
Coverlets, 75 pairs Sheets, '.12 Mattresses, 82 Pillows, 2 do-/., chairs, 2 doz.
small Tables, stock of Glassware, 1
Beer Pump, Bar and Bar Fittings, 2
heating Stoves and Pipes, (1 tables, 3
doz. Knives and Forks, 2 doz. Chairs,
(i Cruets, a quantity of Crockeryware,
IB Arm Chairs. 1 Writing Desk, 3 card
Tables, 1 large Cook Stove and Cooking Utensils.
Dated at Nelson, 1). C, this 1st day of August, 1898.
'���������*.. .^a&C....
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.
P Letter Heads, *l
A  Bill Heads, Envelopes, -a
\f Circulars, y
Posters. Dodgers,
Shipping   Tags,    Etc..
are right in our
line of business
and while we do
not claim to do
work at the
cheapest price,
Good Work
Fair Price
We keep in Stock
nearly all Custom,
Legal and Mining
Forms and will print
anything you may
The Daify 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 ?
Zhc  flftiner
B>tQ. 8* pub. Co.
To Eastern and European Points.
To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points.
To Rich and active Mining- Districts   of Klondike and Yukon.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Wednesday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points.
Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To  Rossland  and  Main   Line  points-'
Kootrlmy InUe���Kaslo ICo.it��� .
Str. Kokanee
Kxeopt Sunday. Except Sur.dny.
4   p.m.���Loaves��� NELSON"���Arrives���11   a.m.
Culling m way port* in both directions.
Koufriiny Itiver Koute.
Sth. Nelson.
Mon. Fri. Mon. Fri.
7 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON -Arrives- -8.00 p. m.
Tucs. Wed. 'flies. Wed.
7. a in���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���10.30 p.m.
Outward conncction*Pilot Bay with Str. Kokanee, but inward such connection mado Mon-
davs and Fridays onlv.
Str. calls way poi-is in both directions when
Trains  to ami Trom   Slm-an  (Illy, Sandon
nml  siui'iin   Lake   rniiiM.
(Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p. m.
Reduced Rates East
and full information by addressing nearest
locnl agent, or OEO. S. BEEU, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
'l'rav. Pass. Agent,      Dist. 1'nss. Agent,
Nelson Vancouver.
Spokane Fails &.
Northern R'y.
Nelson  &  Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without charge
of cars between Nelson and Eossland aud
Spokane and Eossland.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leave 6.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5-35 p.m
"   12:05 "   EOSSL'D    "   11:20   "
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "   3-10 p-m
Train lhat leaves Nelsou nt 6:20 a.m.
makes close connections nt Spokane fur
all Pacific Coast Points.
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stn-s;i��
For One Cent a Word?
You can find a buyer for "Any
Old Thing " if you advertise.
t lniiiiiid Advertisements.
All advertisements in tnis column are
j.   1 cent a word each insertion.   No ad-    ...
���   vei-usement taken for less than 25 cents.   I
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Old pa pern nt Tiik  MINER ollice.   25 cents
per hundred.
FOUND.-A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply "Miner" otilce.
MUSIC LESSONS. ��� On piano organ or
guitur, hy Mrs. W. J. Aslley, Hohson street,
two doors west of Stanley.   1J. O. llox 180.
FOIt SALE.���Large four onred boat,   with
sail.   Fifteen dollars.   Write
Baker Street.
Cook (woman) for small camp; $40,
Chambermaid wants situation,
Pat Perkins Tells His Alaskan Experiences.
| In lake Conchlchlnfc yesterday after-
' noon.    He was one of n party of eight !
out in a sail  boat which   had  upset. I
j The rest of the party clung to the boat j
und were saved, but he tried to swim
; ashore and went down.    He  was  22 1
years old and a good swimmer.
Located Two Quaitz Claims- Some Details of the City���Exaggerated
Eeports of Gold Dust,
Thc Perkins brothers,Pat and Frank,
who located the Copper properties
nbout eight miles down the C. & K.
railway track, known as the Copper
Clown group, have returned to Nelsou
after an absence of aliout a year.
In an interview with a Miner reporter yesterday Pat Perkins stated
that he wintered in Skagway but has
come to tho conclusion that the Kootenay is as good as tliu Klondike.
While in Skagway he located tho
Le Roy and Homestako claims aliout a
milo and a half north of Skagway,
they being tho first quartz claims
discovered iu that neighborhood.
Considerable work was done on the two
claims and surface assays gave good
returns. The ore is similar to that of
the great Treadwell mine. Mr. Perkins
was appointed by the Skagway board
of trado to represent tbem in Juneau
for a timo during the winter to warn
incoming travelers of the impassibility
of tho Stikine, Taku and other routes.
Considerable good work was done
in this manner and many people wero
saved from the hardships of these
routes. Ho made a trip to Lako
Bennett over tlie White pass and travelled around Lako Linderiiian to Lind-
ernian city and from there returned
to Dyon via the Ohilcoot pass, going
over the big slide where so many
peoplo were killed last March. Thero
was still a large amount of snow and
ico ou the pass on July 2nd.
Ou tho trip over White pass Mr.
Perkins says there are over 401)0 horses
lying dead, with paeksaddles and
other paraphonalia still strapped to
them. Yukon sleds, dog teams, pieces
of boats aud remnants of Klondike
outfits aro to be found strewn all
along tbe trail. The boat at this time
of the year is very inteuso aud tho
numbers of dead animals make the
trip not an altogether pleasant one.
It was estimated tbat* about 10.000
peoplo wintered in Skagway and that
people ou the trail to Lako Bennett
could clasp hands and form an unbroken chain from Skagway to that
lake. The present population of Skagway is about 8600, most of tbo people
having gone to Dawson and other
Mr. Perkins says that the reported
sickness was very much exaggerated.
A few cases of spinal meningitis aud
pneumonia was tho only sickness and
it wos'always brought on by carelessness
and exposure. He says that the doath
rato from Skagway's earliest days,
from all causes, up to July ii, did not
exceed   50  peoplo.
A railway is in course of construction from Skagway to Lake Bennett.
About 1100 men are at present working
on the road aud the company arc advertising for 1500 more. Eleven
miles of road are already completed
out of Skagway. The wages on the
work is SO cents per hour for laborers
and board is $1 and a hospital fee of
five cents a day is charged.
There aro about half a dozen steamboats plying between Dawson City and
Whito Horse rapids. A portago of
four miles is made over tho rapids to
connect with boats running up Lako
Bennett to Bennett City, whero tho
White pass trail connects with the lake.
Tho fare from Bennett City to Dawson
is $75 and $50, and $25 a ton is charged
for freight The boats are loaded to
their utmost capacity every trip.
Craft of every imaginable kind aro
to be found plying on Luke Bennett
aud tlie lako is alive with boats
heading for Dawson City.
The sporting element was very much
in evidence in Sakgway last winter.
The saloons and gambling houses are
furnished in splendor equal to anything on tho Pacific coast. There are
about 35 or IiO of them at that place.
Skagway is lighted by electricity,
lias a good water system and is
thoroughly modern iu many respects.
Skagway at present, outside of Dawson has the largest population of any
city in tho north. Mr. Perkins left
Skagway on July !1 on (he steamer
Faralon, Thero were on the boat lli
people from interior points, ono of
whom bad (1600, whioh he claimed
he had made running dog teams, and
the others had just enough to pay
their fare. They reported that there
wero thousands of people in tbo same
fix as themselves and that tlieir only
aim was to got enough money to take
them out of the country.
The steamer arrived in Seattle on
lhe 7th of July, and on the following
d.��y some of the papers had accounts
of theso travellers and stated that they
had brought down f 1(10,000 in gold
dust, which he states was entirely
wrong as there was no such an amount
aboard. Alaska is at present enjoying
a continual day and camera fiends
wero taking snap shots at 12 midnight
when he left Skagway.
Spain Still Delays-The Marin Teresa
to Be Raised
Washington, August 6.���Just a week
ago todny Ambassador Cambon received from the president tbe terms of
peace tbat would be granted by the
I'nited States. Wben tbe department
closed its doors this afternoon the
Spanish government bad not signified
win ther or not it was prepared to
accept thc conditions. Every day
during tbe past week an answer lias
lieen expected, and tbat same feeling
nf expectancy prevailed at tbe close
of tlie week.' It is significant that all
the responsible government officials
are satisfied that the reply will be an
acceptance of the American terms
when it does come.
At 2:80 p.m. Secretary Thiel.anlt, of
the French embassy, called at. the
state  department,   thus   giving   ri.-e
I to ll supposition tliat be was seeking
to make an appointment for the nm-
bassador to meet the president to
deliver llie Spanish ansner. Tbis,
however, turned out to be erroneous.
M.    Thiebault's   business   being  con-
I nected with some of the recent, seizures
I of French merchant vessels by the
the  blockading   fleet, and relating in
i no way to the Spanish peace negotiations    It was the belief of officials
'���when tbe day closed that there is
little likelihood nl their receipt bv the
president before Monday. While all
this delay is deprecated, it is realized
that Sagasta probably is making the
struggle of bis life to bring the Span ish
piu ty leaders to the point where tbey
all agree t'> stand by him iu bis acceptance of tbe terins of peace.
Notwithstanding statements to tlie
effect that tlie projected cruise against
tlie Spanish coast by the eastern
sqilf.dron bad been abandoned, Secretary Long stated this afternoon that
no change lias been niade in tlie plans
of the department respecting that
squadron. The war department officials now say that Shafter's army
will begin embarking in earnest
The Merritt-Ohapman Wrecking
company lias informed the navy department that the wreckers have
started to llout tbe Spanish cruiser,
Maria Teresa, and are to start ber
under ber own steam to Norfolk. Tbe
department bus nothing to do wilh
this vo age. the wreckers having contracted lo deliver any of the vessels of
Cervera's fleet that might be recovered,
at Norfolk.
Orillia. Ontario, August 0.���Tlie son
of Neil Robinson, farmer, was drowned
Aug. 6.���At Ottawa���Ottawa 4, Providence 2.
At Louisville���Louisville 5, Brooklyn 4.
At Philadelphia���Cleveland 5, Washington 1.
At Pittsburg���Pittsburg 2, Baltimore 1.
At St. Louis���St. Louis 6, New
York (!.
At Chicago���Chicago 1, Philadelphia 0.
New York, Aug. fl���The U. S. transport Louisiana, Capt. Frank Kenible,
who left Santiago August 1st, arrived
at quarantine at 2 30 p. m. after a fine
passage of 5 days, The Louisiana bas
n^crew of 4(i men and brings 40 convalescent officers and men under tbe
care of Surgeon W. D. Gardiner of
the Red Cross Society and Mrs. Gardiner.
Philadelphia, Aug. (i.���Jimmy Michael this afternoon defeated Eddie Mc-
Duflie iu a 25 mile paced race on the
Willow (irovo track, but McDuffie will
probably protest tho race. The time
was 45 :25 1 -5.
#   BUY IT.   *
The Miner is on sale at thc following news stores at five cents per
Gilbert Stanley Nelson
Thomson Stationery Co Nelson
Canada Drug & Hook Uo. Nelson
Hotel Hume N'eus Stand Nelson
li. Campbell Vmir
O. F, Nelson NewDenver
.). K  Delaney ltoseberry
Slocan News Co. Sloean City
K. O. Nelson Silverton
sloean News Co. Sandon
.1. M. Patterson Kuskonook
\V, Darker llrooklyn
Thompson Hros. Vancouver
Dolel Spokano Spokane
iM. W. Simpson Hossland
and    News   Agents   on   boats   and
trains out of Nelson.
I'.M.    I'.M.    I'.M.
No. ;', No. Il No. 1
I'.M.    I'.M.    P.M.
No. 2 No. 4 No.
3:15 9KX>.. ROBSON...8:0U 2:.10
5U0    2:00    10:110...TRAIL....7:1X1   12:53    1:15
3:15     11:15.UOSSLANL).(1:00  12:00 m.
No'8. 1 mid 2 connect with ('. P. II. iimin lino
Steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at
No'k, 3 nnd I nro local trains betweon Trail
and Kossland.
No's, 5 and (i arc local trains botween Trail
and Hobson.   No. (i connocts with train No.
from Hossland.
All trains daily.
F  P. GUTKLIUS, Gen. Supt.
Y. IIOSHI, Proprietor
The Best Meals in the City
from 25 cents up.
Tables   supplied  with   all
the delicacies of the season
Kirkpatrick b Wilson
are receiving Seasonable Goods
for thc best trade of Nelson in
the lines of
The quality is the best and prices
right.       As always, our stock of
is full and being added to as needed.
Kirkpatrick nd Wilson,BAKKR STREET
Special attention paid to auditing
Company's hooks. Business accounts balanced aud set in order.
For terms apply
(AIMM. MFIME., M Miii. Assoc. Cornwall)
Opposite l'liair Hotel,
NELSON. B.C. P. O. BOX 583.
Kxtcnded experience in Chile and German
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Reports and valuations ou mineral properties
Underground survoylng and mine plans kept
up by contract.
Por the next Thirty Days
. . . Also . . .
Flowers and Hair Goods.
Room ti,   Turuer-Boeckh  hlock.   Entrance Baker street.   Open from
8 h. in. to 4.30 p. in.
Repaired, Altered, Cleaned, Prosscd
and Dyed by Ihe Nkw Pkockss at
Heasonable Prices,
STEVENS, The Tailou.    ,���y
Room 9. Hii.i.yeh Bi.k.,  NELSON.
P. S.���l.adics Wool Dress Goods Sponged
before Making Up.
Waff Paper,      Sporting Good8
���   Hammocks,   ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic Supplies.
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.  .  .
Kronen lllll IllorU
Baker Kt.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop  in   and see   us.
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or Quebec
Heaver Lino���Lake Huron Aug. 3
Heaver Lino���Lako Superior Aug. HI
Dominion 1 Jno���Vancouver Aug.  (1
Dominion Lino-Scolsinnn Aim. 13
Allan Lino���Californlaii July 28
Allan Line���Numidian Aug.   4
From New York
Wlilte Star Line���Teutonic Aug.  3
Wbite Star Lino���Britannic Aug. 10
Cunard Lino���Lucania Aug,  li
Cunrrd Line���Ktruria Aug. 13
Allan Stato Line���Stato of Nebraska... Aug. 88
Allan Stato Lino^Mongolian ..Aug. 12
Anchor Uno���Furnossfii Aug, 20
Anchor Line���Anchoria Aug. 13
Cabin, $45.00, tXl. 9t*>, S70 $80 and upwards.
Intermediate, $34.00 and upwards
Steerage. $22.50 and upwards,
Passengers ticketed through to all poinds In
Great Britain or Iroland, and at specially low
rates to all parts of tho European conti lent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all point! .
Apply  to GEO.  8.  BEER.   C.P.R.  T eke.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STIT'I
654)   Qeneral Agont, C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg.
OOL . . .
for Nobbiest and best and Save KASH.
Are Saving Money every day
on their Hardware Bills by
allowing us to figure with them.
Get Our Prices Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Tel. Nu. 21.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and (ieneral Agents, Eire and
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public,  Etc...
FOR SALE r���.~~��-
Corner Lot on Vernon St., with Building. 12 Lota in Block.
44F���Cheap,   i Lets Cov. Josephine nnd Etohson.
FOR RENT ��w\\v*.YYY��!-k
2 Lots find Dwelling near Ooi' Stanley St, on Observatory
St., $12 per month. Dwelling on Silica St., near Cedar St.,
$20 per month.   House and 2 Lots, Houston St.  t)!15 mouth.
Call and see 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 busines1
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. Christie
Houses to Rent at $14, $15 and $25.
Iwo Lots, garden and fenced, Victoria .street, flKHi.
A3 loomed Furnished House, well finished, on fenced lot, 97(H).
A new House, first story stone, 2nd rough east, 7 rooms, Electrio Lights,
hot and cold water.   Finished in first class manner, ready about
Kith August.   Three minutes from  post oflice.   Prices
quoted at my ollice.
PABST : : :
A Trial will convin
that the World's Leadii
Beer loses none of its got
qualities by being bottl
in our own country.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.
Victoria Street - NELSON, B.


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