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 Daily Edition No. 108.
Nelson, Bntish Columbia. Tuesday Morning, September 13, 1898.
Ninth Year
(fc&   REMOVAL   SALE  &*>
The first of October we move   into  the   Beer
Block, next to Jacob Dover, the Jeweller and
for tlie balance of September we will offer our
stock of
Boots and Shoes at Greatly Reduced Prices.
So for your pocketbook\s sake don't miss this sale.
Bargains that give you a " Glad I went there " feeling.
New  Westminster   Suffers
Great Calamity.
Admiral Dewey Asks For
Additions to His Fleet.
He Desires Absolute Independence of the
Islands and Expects  the Americans  to   Withdraw.
Manila, Philippine Island, Sept. 18.
���Rear Admiral Dewey says he considers the situation critical It is understood that he has asked for an additional cruiser und a battleship. The
Spaniards assert that Germany will
take ;\ coaling station here and that
Spain will retain the remainder of the
islands. The last* Spanish garrison at
Ilocos and Laguua horo surrendered
and the whole of tho island of Luzon
is in tho hands of the insurgents, with
the exception of Manila, and Cavito.
Aguinaldo went to Malolos on Friday. Hu has announced his intention
of convening un assembly of the Filipinos on September 16, in order to decide upon the polioy to be adopted by
the insurgents,
The correspondent here of   the Associated   Press   has   hud   an   interview
with Aguinaldo, who   said there were
87,000 insurgents   armed   with   rifles,
lie added lie could   raise   100,0(10 men.
Indeed, tho insurgent   leader  pointed
oui. ihe whole population of the Philippine islands was willing   to   tight   for
their independence. Continuing Aguinaldo snid lie had   0000 military prisoners, including 5000 in   the  vicinity of
Manila, besides civil prisoners.   Later,
Aguinaldo  said   the "provincial government" was now  operating 88 provinces.    He asserted that on August 20,
they elected members, in numbers pro-
pro!innate   to   the  population.    As to
the   Americans,   Aguinaldo  remarked
that he   considered   theni brothers and
that the two  soveriegn republics were
allied   against   the    common   enemy.
. When   questioned as   to   whether  the
future of the Philippine  policy would
bo   absolute independence,   Aguinaldo
j excused   himself   from   replying   and
I asked   what   America   intends to   do.
[ Tlio   correspondent   being   unable   to
answer this   question, Aguinaldo con-
It inucd, "we havo been lighting for in-
} dependence for a long time.    Tho   nail ivcs who profess to favor annexation
fare insincere.    It is  merely  a ruse to
���ascertain Am ari oan views."
I    Asked if   the Filipinos would object
Ito Ithe retention  of Manila, Aguinaldo
Ideelinod to answer.    Would   the  Fili-
���ninos objeot to   America   retaining  a
icoaling station, if   recognizing the in -
[dependence of tlie islands, or establish-
ling   a   temporary     protectorate   over
Ithem?   Aguinaldo   again   declined   to
linswcr.    Ponding   the   convening   of
Tihe assembly, Aguinaldo said   ho   was
L'onliilent fliere would be, no trouble between America and the Filipinos.  The
Insurgent   leader   denied   having   received from (Ieneral Otis and Admiral
JDowoy, notico   to withdiaw his troops
In   a prescribed   distance from Manila
lind Cavito, and ho declined to diseusH
lhe effect of such a request.
Aguinaldo, further assorted that he
_'j cr confered with tho Amerioan
fulhoritics since the capitulating of
Jjnnilu and that lie had never authorized tho insurgents to search or dis-
Inn Americans crossing the lilies.
The correspondent closely questioned
lim about lust Saturday's incident.
Ii'hen the Pennsylvania troops pro-
T:odod to establish an outpost, tho
iilipinos objected and nearly precipi-
litod hostilities, ordering tho Ameri-
lius to withdraw in twenty minutos.
Ihey issued ammunition and intor-
lipted tho American reinforcements,
linally General Halo ordered all tho
loiinsylvanians to advance and tho
lTbols withdrew. Tlio local governor
lis explained that tho incident was
I complete mistake and has repudi-
led his subordinates notion. Aguin-
Ido declared to the correspondent that
the Pilipino who made trouble merely
pretended to be an officer and is entirely unconnected with the insurgent
arm. Aguinaldo complained that the
Spaniards were "disseminating false
reports for the purpose of fomenting
antagonism between tho Filipinos and
the Americans."
Tho whole intorview conveyed the
impression that Aguinaldo desires
absolute independence, regards the
mission of the Americans as accomplished and expects their withdrawal,
"just as the French withdrew with
Lafayette after helping the Americans
in the war of independence, a war of
He Would Not Permit the Prize Fighters to Carry Out Tlieir Program.
Buffalo, Sept. 12.���The twenty round
bout for tho lightweight championship of the world, betweeu Frank
Erne, of this city, and Kid Lavigiio,
that was to have been tho opening
contest at, the Hawthorne Athletic
club at OheektoWaga, was stopped by
Sheriff Killgallon beforo the men
camo together in the arena. The
sheriff and a score of deputies were in
the ring when Lon Beckwith of
Cleveland and Jack O'Donnell were
ordered in for the preliminary bout.
The sheriff declared that ho would not
permit any contest to tako placo. John
W. Fisher, attorney for tne town of
Cheoktowaga, demanded that the club
be "given the uso of its property and
the boxers wore ordered to shake
hands. Beforo a blow conld be struck
tlio deputies seized tho boxers and
forced them to their corners and then
released them. Once more the boxers
were ordered to got together. O'Donnell rushed nt Beckwith, but three
deputies again grappled with both of
thom and for a fow minutes the ring
was filled with struggling deputies,
lighters and tlieir seconds, and Beckwith and O'Donnell were again compelled to tako tlieir seats.
The spectators were greatly excited
and roundly denounced tho action of
Ihe sheriff, hut no open aet of violence
wns committed. Announcer McBride
then introduced Erne und Lavigne,
saying that they would box under tho
provision of the Horton law. The men
were in their corners, but the sheriff
could not bo prevailed upon to permit
them to get together even in a friendly
sparring match. Finally it was announced that tlio bout was off. The
club officials obtained a long list of
witneses and declared that the club
would immediately bring suit ugainst
the sheriff for damages.
The Corbett-McCoy contest, scheduled for October 16, will depend upon
the result of the action brought against
the sheriff. Tho sheriff did not arrest
either of tho principals.
Now York, Sopt. 12.���Jack Bonner,
the middleweight pugilist from Summit, Peuna., gained an oasy victory
over Dan Creedou, the Australian
boxer, in tho second round of tlieir
fight at the Groater New York Athletic
club tonight. Crcedon was knocked
down with a heavy right hand punch
on tho jaw and in falling ho twisted
his ankle. Ho was not knocked out
by any menus. Ho tried to regain his
feot, while tho refereo was counting,
but his ankle was too badly injured for
him to stand up straight and ho fell
again nnd was counted out. The spectators were satisfied ho was not faking
and loft tho houso aftor being informed
that tho doctor, who attended the
Australian, had found the anklo badly
Philadelphia,Sept. 12. ���Joe Choynski
hud nil the best of tlio bout with Joe
Goddard tonight at tho arena,
Chyouski mndo a chopping block of
the Australian and several times it
looked as though Goddard would not
bo able to stay tho full number of
rounds. Choynski had it nil his own
way tho whole six rounds, but he
could not stop the Australian. No decision was given.
New York, Sept. 12.���Bar silver,
(HP,;; Mexican dollars, 46^.
Copper, quiet; $12; exchange $12.25
Lead, quiet and easy ; brokers' price,
$11.85 ; exchange, $4 to $4.02>��.
Tin, quiet; Straits, $1(5.10 to
$16.17}j'; plates steady.
Burning Vessels Drifting Down Uream
Carried  the Fire all Along the
Water Front.
New Westminster, B. O, Sept. 12.���
It was Saturday night in New Westminster. The clocks had chimed 11
and the tired clerks had wearily packed
away the goods whioh remained from
the usual big night's shopping. Suddenly there was a dull boom on a
nearby bell which startled everyone,
and tho word "Fire" came in to the
most of the listeners. Almost coincident with the ringing of tho bell, a
bright shower of sparks was soen to
rise over the front, near the city
market building. Meanwhile the firo-
nien had located the firo in a huge
pile of hay, about 200 tons in all,
which was stored on Brackman &
Ker's wharf. The hay wns as dry as
tinder,for it had been thero sineo early
in the season and tho sultry summer
hud thoroughly prepared it for just
such an occasion. The hose was speedily attached to tho nearest hydrants,
but ovon whilo this was being done,
the whole roof of the Brackman & Ker
building burst into a blaze nnd speedily fell in. Tho stern wheeler Edgar,
which hud been tied up to tho wharf
shortly before 10 o'clock, was by this
time enveloped in flames. Her cables
parted and she drifted down the river
on the outgoing tide,a grand but awe-
inspiring sight. To the Edgar many
ascribe tlio outbrenk of the fire. It is
snid the sparks from her furiia-ue set
fire to tho hay, but it is urged by
others that her fires had been banked
an hour bofore tho alarm was given.
Another story credits it to some unknown person who threw a match on
tho wharf after lighting his pipe. Half
a dozen different stories can be found
for the origin of the firo, nor is this to
bo wondered at, for there were at least
three distinct fires blazing inside of 15
minutes from the sound of tho first
Tho Edgnr dropped rapidly down
stream, but the set of the current
carried her in shore and she fouled the
steamer Gladys, which was tied to the
C. P. N. company's wharf. The
Glndys took fire almost immediately.
The timber and buildings of tho C. P.
N. company also took tire and the men
on tho wharf were forced to retreat or
meet an awful death. The two boats,
now wrapped in a mad embrace of
fire,broke clear of the upper end of the
wharf together aud iu but a short
space of time had struck the steamer
Bou Accord. She also took fire. Her
cables parted and away she went with
the other two in this carnival of
flame. By some strange ill luck tbe
waters, as in league with the fiery
elements, carried the fire ships close
along the wharves which lino the
Fraser. All were ripe'for the blaze and
wherever tho vessels touched for a few
seconds, there a now fire started.
But all this takes longer to describe
than it did to happen.
Up at Brackman & Ker's wharf
where the firo had its origin, tho firemen were driven from their post by
the awful heat. To their horror and
amazement, the pressure was exceedingly low, and the mere dribble which
enmo from the hose nozzols was little
better than useless. Tho people in the
Columbia hotel, just across from Brack-
man & Ker's place, seeing their
danger, made most desperate efforts to
save goods nnd effects. Tho firo sprend
in fess thun no time towards tho city
whnrf und market building and in an
instant tho Chinatown of the east
end, wliich is on front street, east of
Lytton square, was blazing from one
end to the othor. Out in tho streets,
tho scone passes description. Frenzied
Chinamen rushed up and down in
agonise of despair.
The terrriblo rapidity with which
the fire spread simply paralyzed the
brigade, handicaped as it was by the
miserable water supply, while tho private citizens could do no more than
look on. Tho fire having obtained
ninstery of Front street, mado an attack on Columbia avenue. Tho first
building on Columbia avenue .actually
to take fire was tho bank of British Columbia block. Tho Chinese storo of the
Kwong Wing Lung company was soon
in flames. Mini Leo, tho head of tho
firm, ono of tho wealthiest Chinese
merchants in tho Royal City, rushed
into his storo in a wild attempt to
save his money. Ho just reached his
cash hox when he fell back dead.
Heart disouse had beeu the cause of his
death.    His  body was  carried  to  a
place of safety.
To those who have not visited New
Westminster, it may be explained that
the city is situated on the high sloping
bank of the Fraser. Front street as its
name would suggest, is along the water
front. Columbia avenue was the principal business thoroughfare of tho
Royal City. All along both sides it
was built with imposing brick and
stone buildings of a description of
which any city might be proud. The
fire spread so quickly that the crowds
whieh rushed aimlessly up and down
Columbia avenue had really no idea of
the extent of the conflagration. The
wharves which were blazing for tlie
full length of the city front, speedily
communicated with the buildings
standing citywards. All up McKenzie, Lome, Begby, Aloxauder and
Eighth streets, the flumes rushed in a
mad chase. Thus it was thut the south
side of Columbia avenue burst into
flames, practically at the same time.
Merchants who had tptule desperate
efforts to save such private papers as
had not been put in the safes or vaults,
were driven from their stores in a rush
for life. The hotel Douglas, ou tho
bank of Montreal corner, became a
howling volcano of flames a few minutes after it was first notiecd to bo on
tiro. The guests had had amplo
wnrning, and all had escaped from the
building, though few had more of
their belongings than what they stood
It was now that a big wind sprung
up. It came like a blast from hell,
full in tho faces of the men who were
working with the desperation of despair. A sheet of flame swept across
Columbia avenue and literally burst in
the windows of the splendid hotel
Guichon, the leading place of its kind
in the city. Tho noise was deafening.
Above tho roar of the flames, repeated
explosions could be heard as tlie fire
reached the different stocks of gunpowder, coal oil and other explosives
stored in the brick warehouses along
Columbia and Front streets. The earth
trembled with the repeated shocks and
the crash of breaking glass, joined
with the jar of falling walls, to
make the night a saturnalia of horror.
How it was that many people escaped
death must remain a mystery, as
many hundreds found themselves cut
off on Columbia street, both sides
The fire brigade worked like demons,
handicapped as they wero with inadequate water supply. In many instances
the men stuck to their trickling nozzles
until they were cut off ancT their
hose was actually burned through.
They fought every ineh of the ground,
but in the face of the conflagration
their efforts appeared to be of as much
use at a tin dipper and a pail of water
would have been. But eveu with the
fate of Columbia street sealed, people
found it hard to beliove that the fire
fiend was pitiless in his strength, till
the rumor that the residental portion
of the city was in danger reached the
onlooking thousands. Then there was
a wild rush for the upper heights.
Tho news was too true. Th flying
sparks had covered the sun driod
singles aud there were housos blazing
everywhere. The scenes along the
upper avenues and the intersecting
streets beggars all description. Men
and women rushed about in desperation, dragging furniture from their
doomed houses. All thought of checking the progress of the flames was cast
aside. Carpets were torn up, furniture
was flung into the streets, and all the
whilo children ran about crying with
fright. Tho broad lawns about the
city hall and court house were deemed
by many to bo heavens of refuge and
these were piled high with a most
wonderful collection of goods. The
court house which stood oil Clarkson
street, was not spared for an instant.
The records had been put into a safe
and were saved. The Baptist church,
the Reformed Episcopal, Holy Trinity
Cathedral aud the Central Methodist
church all stood within two blocks aud
all were alight together.
Tho Vancouver firemen who had
made their gallant trip in the darkness
of an awful night, across as rough a
road as any man would want to travel,
arrived in timo to take up the fight
which the New Westminster men with
tlieir poor appliances hud fought so
faithfuly with so small success. They
arrived in time to save two valuable
sections of tho city from utter destruction, a fact to which none more gladly
testify than do the Now Westminster
firemen and citizens in general. Thoy
worked until they had nothing more
to do. It was shortly before fl o' clock
on Sunday morning thnt the firo wus
"under control." On nil sides ruin
nnd desolation had laid their deadly
hands. The scene was appalling.
From the upper hills of New Westminster the sight was one never to bo
forgotten. Where a few hours beforo
there had |boon a thriving, 'bustling
city, there were smoking ruins. No
ono building stood in all tho vast fire
swept, space.
Not one of tho houses left standing
in Now Westminster had its doors
closed on Sunday morning. People
got bnck to first principles and many
who had never felt tho touch of poverty beforo were glad enough to stretch
themselves on a carpeted floor with a
rooled up coat for a pillow and a
blanket for a covering. By 5 o'cloek
Sunday morning messengers had been
sent to every alderman's house and to
evory prominent niorchant in Van
couvor requesting thoir immodiate at
tendance at the C. P. R. telegraph
office. Mayor Garden took the gen
eral superintendance of committees
and the C. P. R. offered to place a
special traiii at tho disposal of the
oommittees, but it was di emed best
to send supplies by tram, nnd by i)
o'clock there was piled up uf tho ci r-
ner of Carroll und Hastings streets,
Vancouver, the terminus of the New
Westmisinter-Vancouver tram line,
ready for shipment: One thousand
loaves ot bread, tubs of butter, cases
of corned beef and ot condensed milk,
bnrrels of sugnr, boxes of tens, bugs i f
rice and oatmeal nnd sneks of hums
and bacon. These made up the first
emergency load, with the necesnry accompaniments of tinware and hardware. The tram company had their
freight cars on hand and the provisions
were rushed through iinmediutedly.
The plnco was simply destitute of
provisions. There were the meagerest
details of provender left, und the fact
thnt over three hundred families,
hitherto independent, applied for relief
is sufficient to show how acute the
want was. Tho question of money had
nothing to do with it. There wns
nothing to buy there for money. The
second load sent over wns composed of
flour, sides of boef, pickles, mustard,
potatoes, coffee, cheese and hundreds
of other things which go to make life
Early in the day telegrams offering
assistance and sympathy began to
pour in. Following are samplos of
Seattle, Sept. 11.
To Mayor Garden, Vancouver.
We have notified Mayor Ovens of
New Westminster, that Seattle stands
ready to be of any service to tlie unfortunate people of New Westminster.
Kindly ascertain if there is anything
wo can do.
Montreal, Sept. 11.
To Geo. McL. Brown, Vancouver.
You may contribute, on behalf of
the Canadian Pacific railway company.
$5000 to the New Westminster relief
(Signed)     T. G. SHAUGHNESSY.
The city ot Toronto has subscribed
$1000 in cash, pending the meeting of
the council this evening.
The full extent of the losses and insurance will not be known j.-robubly
for a day or two. Tho books of most
of the insurance agents doing business
in the city wero locked up in the still
warm safes aud no reliable figures
eould b�� obtained. Andy Ross, inspector of tho Fire Underwriter's, in ���
formed tho Associated Pross that the
loss would probably be two and a
quarter to two aud a half millions,
covered by an insurance of about one
million dollars, distributed amongst
20 companies. Most of them are strong
ones and the losses will not affect
them much. It i.s believed that the
larger merchants carried good insurance on their stocks. The small
merchants, as usual, did not insure to
any extent. It is roughly estimated
that between 150 and 200 dwelling
houses were burned. Mr. Cunningham lost i!4 houses in nil. besides several blocks and stores. He was one of
the heaviest owners of buildings iu
New Westminster. All tho houses on
the Millignn estate were consumed.
The  following despatch is testimony
to  tho pluck  of  the managers of   the
Provincial Exhibition at Westminster,
in the face of great discouragement.
New Westminster, B. 0., Sept. 12.
Nelson Miner, Nelson, B. C.
Fair goes on as originally arranged.
Please tell your people and send us a
good mineral exhibit, with lots of visitors to help us through.
Throws Little Light on tho Authenticity of   the New York Interview.
London, Sept. 12.���The interest in
the recou tiy published interview with
Colonial Secretary Chamberlain, in
Now York, wliich was cabled hero at
length, continues to bo great. There
is much skepticism regarding its accuracy. The Chronicle cabled to Mr.
Chamberlain regarding the authenticity of the interview, and he replied,
stating that no report was verbally uc-
cu-ato. He asked whnt patrioular
Statement in the interview wns challenged. The Chronicle replied that
that part of lhe interview in which he
was reported to have called Ihe czar a
dreamer was doubted. Mr. Chamberlain added that he hud not said thnt
the Anglo-German treaty had been
signed. He had ouly snid that he
knew negotiations were in progress
and lie hoped they would lead to a
bettor understanding,
Kingston, Jamaica, Sept. 12.���According to advices received hero from
Bnrbadoes, since the death of tho Hon.
Mr. Pilo, speaker of the houso of assembly, on Spctcniber 2, from the
effects of the recent attempt to asnssin-
ute him, the governor und live public
officinls havo been anonymously warned
that a similar fato has been decided
for them, as a reward for their oppression. Tno worst feature of the Pile
tragedy is that tho government roward
of ��1000 regarding tho conspirators
fails to induco their betrayal. THK MINER, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1898
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tivated the Irish, susceptible to every-  -
thing  displaying   pluck   and   during.
But not only in   Ireland   had she won
the hearts of high and low.   through
Out Europe   she wus   honored   and beloved, and when   it wus   made known
that   tliis    inoffensive   woman,    wbo
was in spirit, if  not in station, one of
the people,   hud  been   struck down by
nu assassin, the world wus moved us it
has not been for   years.    But in striking   this   defenseless victim,   anarchy
aimed a blow at itself which will full
heavily upon it.
Copy for Channel of Advertisement musi
bc iu llie Olilce by 4 o'clock p.m. ��o
Insure  cUniigc.
His worship tho mayor in pointing
out that tho city is not in a position to
make improvements in the electric
light plant because the question of
ownership is in litigation, was entirely in the right, but it does not follow that the service cannot aud should
not bo made satisfactory. If tho turning of city water into the penstock
will give tho pressure necessary to generate full electircal energy, and that
permission has already been given to
do this, why not have it done
at once? But if on engine be
required, why cannot the city and
the electric light- company come
together and agree to supply tho machinery. If the result of the appeal be
to reverse decision upon tho by-law,
tho property will revert to tho company, and in that event fhe company
will be constrained to improve tho
service, if it wish to retain its customers. If tho judgment be against
the plaintiff aud the city be adjndged
the purchaser thon tho city will havo
to make the improvement. By an
agreement between the parties the engine eould be put in and paid for by
whichever is adjudged the owner of
the property. Such an agreement
would in no way affect the difficulties
which have arisen over the alleged
passage of the by-law und are now in
tho courts. The machinery would have
to be paid for. and as either party will
have to provide it according to the decision, why not provide it now, each
being bound to discharge the liability
if the decision be in his favor.
There must bo something done to
supply a proper service. As at present
operated the system is worse than useless. Every night at fl o'clock or thereabout the city goes into semi-darkness
which is more trying than no light at
all. Hotels, busines houses, private
residences have to resort* to substitutes in the shape of lamps aud
candles, to .the great annoyance of
everyone concerned. There is no indication that matters will improve
before additional power is supplied and
it rests with the council and the electric light company to come together
and agree on some line of action which
will givo consumers the service they
pay for and deserve.
Bur   Tender   Fined   For   Selling Beer
to a Child.
John Peterson, night bartender at
the Klondike hotel, was brought before Police Magistrate Crease yesterday for selling a 26 cent can of beer to
a* boy called Alee. Mashlonka, of tha
age of seven.
The evidence showed that the boy
went into the Klondike on Friday*,
about 8:80 p. m , nnd bought the lieer.
leaving his little sister waiting outside
the door.
\V. A. Galliher, who appeared for
the defense, represented that the boy
hud been sent by his father for the
Mr. Crease, however, fined Peterson
|"i and costs. The magistrate snid that
several cases had coine to bis notice of
lnds, little better than children, being
seen drunk, and that it was of tho utmost importance that children should
under no oiroumstances be served with
aloholio drinks.
T. Jones was brought up upon tho
charge of being drunk and disorderly.
The magistrate fined him $o and costs.
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Are Saving Money every clay
on their Hardware Bills -by
allowing us to figure with them.
Get Our Prices Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Til. Ni>. 21
There was a well attended meeting
yesterday evening ut the Baptist
church, the subject was prohibition,
The meeting was called to order hy
tlm chairman. Mr. Goxhend who
called on the Rev. Mr. Robson to address the meeting.
Mr. Robson delivered 11 forcible address in favor of prohibition, nnd was
followed by Mr. "Williamson, a new arrival from the old country. Other
speakers were Mr. Amiable, the Revs.
Welsh and Frew, and Mr. Bartlett.
Appropriate music was rendered by
n choir specially provided for the occasion. A collection was taken np for
campaign purposes, and the meeting
closed with the doxology.
Arrival   of   the   Royal Commission in
St. John's,   Nevrfoudland,
St. John's, Ntld., Sept. 1','.���Sir
John Bramaton and Admiral Sir James
Erskine, the Royal commission to inquire into the French shore question,
arrived today, acompanied by tho Earl
of Wostnieuth, secietnry to the com-
misioii. They will consult with the colonial ministers tomorrow regarding
the scopo and conduct of the inquiry.
Besides their credentials as commissioners, they brought despatches from
the colonial ollice, in reply to lhe
petition praying for tho retention of
Sir Herbert Murray as governor of tho
colony, nnd for the disallowance of
the Reid railway contract. The despatches pointed out that it was impossible to concede the request for tlie
retention of Sir Herbert Murray, owing
to liis successor bein^r appointed in the
person of Sir Hector MeCnlluni. Willi
regard to the railway contract, the
colonial office replied that this is
purely a matter within the province of
the Newfoundland government legislature and, therefore, thc imperial
authorities  see no   reason to  disallow
iware Co'y.
The assassination of tho Empress of
Austria was ono of the most dastardly
deeds in tho annals of history. Had
the ompress been iu any way indenti-
fied with politics and had played the
part of the oppressor at any period of her
life, the horrid deed might in a measure be understood. But quite the
contrary was the case. The empress
was not a politician, she exerted no
influouce one way or the other on thc
government of the country over wliich
she nnd her distinguished husband
ruled, and she could nol lie charged
with being responsible for any enactment in the remotest degi'ce affecting
or antagonistic, to the socialists or
their more dangerous nnd reckless oon-
geners.j^tho anarchists. Indeed it may
bo said of her, that her sympathies
were always with the people and away
from the powers that made oppression
part of tho machinery of government.
Shu was the most democratic sovereign.
or rather consort of a sovereign, in
Europe, moving freely among tho people wherever sho journeyed, and the
fact that she was with no escort when
the miscreant assailed her, showed the
conference sho reposed in the
peoplo she had come to visit. When,
some years ago sho was in Ireland, sho
wus the idol of the people, and they
wore never very enthusiastic over royalty at any timo.  It wns her grace and
Wholesale mi Retail Meat Merchants
ey&- ++h+h*-*s^
Branch Mai kets in Eossland. 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-General        -        Karl of Aberdeen
Premier        - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House nf Common?, Dominion Parliament, Wesl ICootonny He wit I linstock
Lieut-Governor - HonT RMcliincs
Premlei - Hon Cbas Somlin
Attorney-General       -       Hon .Toscpli Martin
Ministerof Finance - Hon F 0 Cotton
Minister Minesand Education   Hon J F Humo
Pres Exar.nl ivo Council      lion Dr McKcchnic
Member Legislative Assembly tor Nelson Riding - Hon .1 FHumo
Mayor - - .lolin Houston
Aldermen- Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, .1 A
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley, TIioh Mad
City Clerk - ��� J IC Strachan
Police Magistrate E A Crease
Chief of Police . A  F McICinuon
Chief of Fire Department . W J Thompson
Auditor - Jolm Hamilton
Wator Commissioner - TMWard
Health onicer - - Dr. Lallan
City Engineer - A. L. M'Cullooh
City council moots overy Monday, II p.m., at
city hall, eor Victoria and Josephine st,
Dr. EO Arthur. Dr. G A 11 Hall, Geo Johnstone.   Principal���J R Greon.
Prosldont J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President James Lawrence.
Scry-Trans.              - John A Turner.
President John A. Turner
Vlco-Pres. \V. A. Jowett.
Soorotary 1). MoArthur
Treat-. - J A Forin
Medical Supt, . Dr. G. A 11 Hall
United Statcn, Ontario, Quo
'mm: and Eastern Provinces
Points on N. & K. s. line,
Victoria and Holland.
Sow Donvor, Sandon nnd
Slocan Lake Points.
Kaslo and Kootenay Lako
Rossland, Trail, Nakusp.
Hobson, poinls on main line
O. 1*. It., Vancouvor and
5.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
tl till those wbo aro trying to avoid tlie heat of the cook stove these warm days
days by iiHibg pomethitig tasty iu the Hue of Cornet! Meats, Fish and Poultry"
will be greatly relieved and wonderfully benefitted by looking over the
following list.    We mention a few of the most  popular Hues
all in tins ready for use.
�� orncii i:<. i, Roasl Beef, Chipped Dried Beef, it��iir<i Mnlton. ieohhi
Million (inret Tongue, i.mnir* Tongue, it��iIcil iiuiihit, chicken I'nte,
l*nrtrl<!ge l*nte, wtui Eturk Pale, Bouetf Chicken, illicit ami Turkey, Slortou*H Klppereil Herring, flunked Malihui, llurslijiirs
mm i di Herring ami finnan Bind ities Lobster, sportsmen Mardlne*,
Hard Ines in lUu.stnni. i*ig* Feel also inures, Pickles* Catsup*, Dressings, ��oupB, B le., Elc,
Have you tried tiie Geneva Sausage iu Tins, very fine.
Prompt delivery lo nil parts ot the eity mid special attention to Mail Orders.
. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
Inquiry   to   be    Instituted   Into   the
Lands and Works Department.
Victoria, Sept. 1 iJ. ���It is freely-
stated here that Premier Semlin has
unearthed some most startling irregularities in the administration of the
lands and works department under tho
late government.
It is understood that tlie government
intend to have a most searching investigation instituted, and an application for a royal commission of inquiry
is daily expected. British Columbia
seoins to ho ahout to hear of a very
startling political scandal.
We are prepared to'furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring- and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
OFFICE AND YARD C.  P.  R. STATION     .    .    .
A.    E.    YOUNG,   AQENT.
Vienna,   Sept.  li.���The emperor   of
Austria   and   his   daughter    attended i
mass   this   morning   in   the     private
chapel   nf   the   Schoenbruuncr Palace.
His   majesty   showed   evidence of  in- ]
tense grief but he   said he did not loso |
faith in (led, aad expressed a wish for
confession   and   communion.    During |
the   day,    the   emperor   re-read   with
much   emotion  a passage   in  tlio last
letter received from   tho   empress,   in
which she expressed herself with being
pleased at the prospect of  returning lo
Vienna   in a   few   days   in   order   to!
witness   the   jubilee   festivities.    His
majesty   discharged slate   duties with'
the usual   earnestness   today   and   in-
sisted   in   replying   to the numberless ;
messages of sympathy he had received
since the assassination of the empress.
Washington, Sept. 12.���Tho contract
I for   supplying   the   navy   department
j with     smokeless    powder     has   been
awarded   to   the   California     Powder
Companv,    and   the    Dupont   Powder
company, each to supply half a million
pounds.    Tho contract price is HO cents
1 per pound, the  government to furnish
; tho alcohol necessary  for   tho  production of tho powder.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
. . FRESH . .
Camps supplied on shortest notice and Lowest Prices
Mail Orders receive Careful attention.
Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies
kept in stock.
���Markets at Nelson and Yniir.
OKFIOB nouns.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Gciiorul
Do)lvery,8 u.m, to 8 p.m.; Registration, 8.80
a.ni. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Hank
11 ii.ni. to I p.m.; Sundny 1 hour(10 lo lla.ni).
.1. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies \V J Goepel'
Gold Commissioner
Minini,' Recorder-Tax Col
Collector of Customs
Provincial Assessor
County Court Judge
Registrar _  .
Inspector of Sellouts
O. G. Dennis
R Y Tolmie
Geo. Johnstone
Jolm Keen
J A Forin I
William Barns
Warden Capt. N. Fitzstubbs
First Jailer - R. Liddell
Second Jailer Goo. Partridge
Third Jailer . ��� John McLaren
Senior Guard R, inco
Cnuitcn or England���Mntln 11a.m.; Even
Song, 7..''ii p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on 'st ami 3rd Sundays in the month after
Matins; nn 2nd and llli Sundays, al. 8 a.m.
Sunday School ot 2.30 p.m. Rev. II. S. Akehurst. Hector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
I'ltKsiivTKniAN Cm ucu-Services at ll a.m.
anil 7.80 p.m. Sunday School al 2.80 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rov. R. Frew
MsrnoDiST Cnnnon���Corner silica and,
Josephine Streets. Services at. 11 a in. and 7.ill)
p. in. ; Sabbatb School, 2.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Epworth
League ('. K., Tuesday al 8 a.m. Rev. John
Rohson, Pastor.
Roman CATHOLIC Cneiieii���Mass at Xelson
every Sunday al Sand 10.80 a.m.; Benediction
at 7.30 to 8 p.m.    Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
BAPTIST  Cititu'ii - Services  morning and
evening al 11 a.m. and 7,80 p.m.; Prayer meetl
ing Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.;   Meetings
aro held in the school house.   Strangers eorai-1
ally welcomed.   Rov. G. R. Welch, Pastor.      I
Salvation Ahmy���Services every evening!
at 8 o'cloek in barracks on Victoria strcol.f
Adiutnnt Millnor in charge.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. Sc Al
M. meets second Wednesday ln oaclj
month.   Visiting brethren invitod.   *
G. L. Lennox, Secretary,
I. O. O. F. Kootenay Lodgd
^ No. Ill, meets every Monday nightl
at their Hall, Kootenay Btvootl
Sojourning Odd Follows cordially invitod. r
A. II. Clements, N. G.       Fred J Squires, See.!
Victoria Street
NELSON   LODGE  No. 25, K. of  P.
ftmeols in Castle hall,  McDonald bloc]
Slevery second and fourth Tuesday eve
iing at 8 o'clock.   All visiting knighll
cordially invited,
R. g. Joy, o. o.
OKI). Ross K.of R.nndS.
NELSON   LODGE,   I. O. O. T.      Meets il
Cnstlo Hall,  McDonald Hlock, every Mondal
evening  at. 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars col
dially invited, John TBLFORD,    I
Chief Templar. I
J. F. Jaoobson  Socl
SONS     OF     ENGLAND,   incei
second and fourth Wednesday il
each iiionlh at K. of P. Hall. Maf
Donald Hlock,   cor. Vernon
Josephine streets.   Visit ing bret|
rn cordially invited. ERNEST King.
Ciias. II. FARROW, Worthy I'rcsidcn|
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meel
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in til
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C. D. S, O. R.; J f
Green, C.R.: J. Furkiss, Secy.
NELSON LODGE, NO. 10 A.O.U.W.,  mc|
every  Thursday in the I.O.O.F.   hall.     G
Williams, M.W.;  W S Smith, Rec.-Sec; J. >
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver ail
P. M. W. *
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1002 meets in tho Ml
Donald block every Thursday evening atl
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invite!
John Toyo W.M,; F. J. Bradley, R.S. THE MINER, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1898.
M��� 1���tt-fOm
EVMTS  of   interest  in
chief of police %vas up town, but shortly
after arrived on the scene and separated the combatants.
Hi lil    Kent Ion    of   lliiiipciiliiKt   lii   lhe
I* Mi i��l Muring Hie I'asl
Few I>ny��.
1). W. McViokcr of Greenwood is in
R. H. Lennie leaves for the Slocan
his morning.
1'. Bums arrivod in Nelson last
night from Oalgary.
T. Ryan has been temporarily appointed as nightwatohinan.
Chief of Police McKinnon gathered
in another drunk last night.
The Rev. 0. Anlt Proer.nicr came
into town last night from Fort Steclo.
Miss Pnlnici returned yesterday
evening from a holiday visit to the
i, Captain Morrish, manager of tho
Velvet, mine, is registered at the
W. II. Armstrong, the contractor,
arrived last night from Kuskonook
with Mrs. Armstrong.
A. E.dross,proprietor of the Calgary
Brewery, who is on a business trip
through this country, is in town.
Mr. Holden, of the London and B.C.
Goldfields,who has been accompanying
Mr.    Roderick   Robertson   on   a   trip
through the   Boundary   country,  came
, home yesterday,
There was no meeting of the board
of trado last night. Two faithful
members turned up, waited for a short
time and then went away.
John Mills, who was recently adjudged insane, will be removed to the
insane asylum at New Westminster.
.1. K. .Strachan, the city clerk, will
accompany him to the coast.
The Dominion express company has
opened offices at Pincher creek, Alberta ; Bull Head ; Cranbrook ; Fernie
and Wardner, B. C. Business for Fort
Steele is handlod through the Cranbrook ollice.
The Cosgrovn Comedy company are
expected here on the 22nd inst. They
are now in Revelstoke whore they are
meeting with great success. In Nelson they will appear under the auspices
of tho Nelson Baseball club.
Vi. M. (Jordon, Dominion express
���agent ill Nelson will leave ill n fftw
davs for a three weeks' visit to his
home in Winnipeg. F. H. Smith of
Vancouver, will bave charge of tho
office during Mr. Cordon's absence.
Among those registered at the Phair
are W. J. Twin. Kaslo; W. Malhiot,
Spokane; H. li. Patterson, London,
Kngland;.!. B. Mitchell. Whitewater;
Miss Woodron, Vancouver; E. A. Miles,
Kuskonook, and 0, Ksniurc, Fort
Among these registered at thn Hume
are Miss M. F. Pitt, Loudon, Out. ;
V. H. Hughes, Rover creek; R. McGuire, Molly Gibson mine; David
Kecf, YmirfG. A. Eastman, Kuskonook ; M. Savage, Revelstoke, and J.
A. Micklc, Toronto.
Among (hose registered at. tlie
Queen's are A. Humphrey, Pilot Bay;
A. E. Jackson, Edmonton; Mr. and
Mrs. D. R. Young, Slocan City; J. A.
Hockins, Kuskonook; J. McPherson,
Brooklyn, and H. Reynolds, Renfrew,
i Out.
. The deliberations of that august as-
jsembly the city council were inter -
I rupti d yesterday afternoon by a cnll
Ifor a policeman from the custom houso
Iwhere  a fight  was  iu progress.    The
To the Editor of The Miner:
Sir :���Much has been said about prohibition, one very important matter
seonis to mo to have been entirely
overlooked. I take it that you and
your prohibition adversary have the
same laudable end in view, though
your opinions as printed seem so
widely divergent, viz., the moral well
being of this little town. Now do yon
think it conducts to morality to havo
all saloons open at all hours, those of
tho sacred Sabbath not exceptod.
Why not adovcate for a law compelling
those liquor dealers to close their bars
entirely on Sunday, at li o'clock p. m.
on Saturday, and at i) o'clock on every
other night? Why not unite your
forces ou some such feasible project
instead of dividing them on one that
is yet practically chimerical? Tho
liquor traffic is a modern hydraheaded
monster and must be attacked systematically in its minor details before
an assault* on the main body will have
any chance of success.
Respectfully yours,
Nelson, B. C, Sept. I). A. B. C.
I teemed all over tho globe, and tho
' steady increase of population, of busi-
] ness, commerce and traffic will uatm-
j ally follow, as also the consumption of
j manufactured lead.
Is there another country with such a
l clear sky of future prosperity?   British
Columbia has only one dark   spot���the
neglect of self protection regarding its
lead industry.
I sincerely hope the citizens of Nelson will awake and take this timely
hint at once into consideration, for the
prosperity ot the lead industry for
British Columbia and the Dominion at
Rossland, B. C.
To the Editor of The Miner;
Sir :���I would like to have, the view
of somebody on the Nelson Electric
Light (?) qusetiou. Can you inform
me who owns the old plant, anyhow?
Do you not think it would bo a good
idea for the consumers (?) who have
had their houses and places of business
wired at great expense, to pull these
electric fixtures out by the roots and
throw them into the streets; and
should the collector have the nerve to
ask payment for last month's dues just
wire him and heave him into tho bay.
This candle-in-u-pumpkin system
does not go. What the people of Nelson want is light at night. If we
can't get electric light let us havo
candle light, torch light, something
that will assist a man in finding his
way home after dark, and convince
him that ho i.', really in his own house
when he gets there.
It is a wonder there is not an awful
Increase in crime during these black
aud somber nights; still profanity is
increasing. Give us light, or give us
a railroad pass to some jay town th at
has light to burn.    Yours truly,
Nelson, Sept. 11, 1808.
111 tho inside or outside walls of your house
lieans rest and pleasure fertile eye.
J.H you havo decided on the shaaos you need
lir exterior orinterlor decoration, permit us to
III   vour order.   Wo  have   PAINTS   ready
lixod and also Dry Colore, One. etc., to make
v desired tune.   The quality is excellent, the
(ore being permanent and the oils ensuring
rat durability.
���Our Prices on those goods and Brushes of
Tory description, is moderate.
importers of
(eayy and Shelf Hardware,
Plumber's Supplies,
Miners' Supplies
To the Editor of The Miner:
Sir :���In reference to your favorable
notice of Sept. 5, I may give the readers ot your iJ..P��r *��"fm<r additional
points on the "Lead industry," which
I hope will have the effect of building
another corner stone in the future welfare of your progressive city, Nelson.
As the lead question is now more
and more oxciting the interest of competing localities especially of Nelson
and Trail, both having acceptable
natural resources to make either of
them the center of the lead industry;
no timo should bo lost iu presenting
the facts bearing on this subject, as
views and talking will not accomplish
what is most desired. The main question is not alone the smelting of the
lead ore, but the refining of the bullion and where, shall the refinery be
established ?
Lead products aro distributed over
the, Dominion of Canada and a large
portion of the northwest of the United
States especially along tho Pacific
coast towns. The maguificaut steamers and large sailing vessels plying between tho C. P. R. sea ports over the
various oceans form ready means of
transportation to tho markets of the
world of the products of a Canadian
lead refinery.
Is it not a surpriso to everyone who
has the welfare of B. C. and the Dominion in viow that tho citizens of
such a vast territory allow their millions to be earned aud harvostod by
their neighbor Uncle Sam, who not
alone charges $!J0 per ton import duty
on baso lead ; but also reaps enormous
benefits through tho employment of
thousands of skilled citizens whoso
wages are all spent at home; whose
railways get enormous freight, hauling the base lead out of B. C. and
reap still larger higher freights on tho
manufactured lead when returned to
tho Dominion for home consumption.
So it is lack of cnterpriso of the
citizens living in the center of tho
load producing districts or is it ignor-
anco and neglect to protect themselves.
Tho capital required to start a
domestic central lead refinery and a few
of tho principal manufactories connected there with, would be paid
back in less than ono year if you tako
iuto account (1) tho largo duty; (2)
the wages spent and paid out of the
country; (8) the freight paid twice;
4() the profits dorived by outside
manufacturers, agents, etc.
I may mention only that the import
statistics of the year 181)7 of the Canadian govornmoiit shows an import of:
Sheet lead lb. 882,024
Lead pipes        118,403
Shot  *!7,(S73
Nitrate and acetate        180,1187
Drv, white aud red lead..      10.Ill0,4(13
Litharge     1,199,580
Manuft. of lead N. E. B,... 1,008,860
Scraps,pig,bar, block or lead.    8,489,041
Total pounds  21,722,8(51
Could and should these products be
manufactured at the spot in British
Columbia and shipped all over the
The mining industry of British Columbia is now  an  established fact, es-
What Eome of the Fromineiit Business
Men of Kelson 1 hink���The Majority
Opposed to Prohibition.
It is intended in this and subse
quent issues to publish tho opinions of
prominent Nelson men on the question
of the prohibition of the manufacture
and sale of liquor. It is imjiossible to
make the list complete and representative in one issue, but* a reporter for
Tho Miner succeeded in getting the
views of a considerable number of
leading citizens yesterday.
J. H. Bowes, considered prohibition
chimerical. It had failed where ever
tried. The tendency was to bring the
law iuto disrepnto, and to corrupt the
community by exposing the police aud
those administering tho laws to undue
Pred Irvine was not in favor of prohibition, and thought it would fail to
bring about the ends its promoters
aimed at.
Alderman Teetzel thought prohibition would be desirable if it eould be
enforced, but his observations of the
working of prohibition in the North
West Territories had convinced him
that it was not feasible.
Mr. DesBrisay was too busy to givo
his views nt any length, but said he
was a supporter of prohibition, though
tho question of interfering with the
liberty of tho subject arose.
S. J. Mighton said that though a
teetotaller himself he did not believe
in prohibition. He had lived under
prohibition laws, and had seen the
Duncan act and the Scott act in force,
and there was more drunkenness there
than he had seen anywhere else.
Mr. Parley did not believe in prohibition and thought it would be a
drawback to the country.
Mr. Morley, manager of Thomson
Bros., thought the limiting of the
liquor traffic would be of great benefit
to society. All that was needed was a
strong government to handle the question. The public might make a wary
face, but they wonld swallow the pill.
S. Neelands thought prohibition
would mit work, onpooiniiy iii n mining camp.
Mr. Ferland said that prohibition
was a farco. He had seen it 'tried in
the North West territories. Thero was
more drinking then than at any time.
Smuggling whiskey was rampant. He
had seen whiskey smuggled in egg
shells and ovon imitation bibles ; moreover, the proximity of the United
States mado the idea impracticable.
Mr. Burnet, manager of the Vancouver Hardware company, was not in
favor of prohibition. It would only
have the effect of making mon go into
the saloons by tho back door instead
of the front. Self respecting men objected to be placed in that position.
Mr. Kydd said that restrictive legislation cannot stop the sale ot liquor, it
only increased lawlessness and tended
to make criminals. He had lived in
Kansas, whero thero was prohibition,
and every drug store sold whiskey.
Thero wero moro drunks to be seen
there than hero.
A. R. Sherwood did not approve of
prohibition. He had seen it fail in
the North West Territories, Manitoba
and in the state of Maine.
P. E. Wilson objected to prohibition
on general principles.
Alex. Stowart also disapproves of
R. W. Hannington said he would uot
vote for prohibition. He lived on tho
borders of tho prohibition state of
Maine, and the net results of prohibition thero seemed to bo that the
whiskey was very bad.
Vi. J. G. Dickson did not approve
of prohibition. It infringed on tho
liberty of the subject.
J. A. Gilker thought that, if possible, prohibition would bo desirable,
but that tho rovenuo question seemed
W. Grant, Nelson manager of P.
Burns & Co., said prohibition could
never work. He had seen it fail in
the North West Territories and the
stato of Maino.
C. W. Wost thought prohibition impracticable and an infringement on
tho liberty of tho subject. The prosont
laws, if enforced, should bo sufflcinet
to rostrain drunkenness, but they aro
not enforced.
T. O. Proctor considers prohibition
a farce. Ho had been in Kansas,
where prohibition was vory strict but
there was just as much drunkenness.
All that was needed was to get a 25
cent perscription for snake bite from
a doctor, when you could get your
whiskey at a drug store.
Dr. Symonds was opposod lo prohibition, and considered that oven if the
uso of alcohol oould bo entirely eradicated, its placo would inovitably be
taken by somo other stimulant or drug,
whose offects would bo even more seri-
Vienna, Sept. 12.���Bicyclist Barker
yesterday won tho ono mile championship professional race for the championship.
If You Have a Hobby for aome particular
Medicine or Drug and dont like to be offered a
substitute, come here when yon need a new
supply. We are pretty sureto havolt. Everything that a well stocked Drug Store usually
carries, and a Ureal Mnny Thing* Reside*,
can be found on our sholves.
The purity of the Drug* sold by us ond tho
accuracy of our prescription department insures to our customers just " What the Doctor
Canada Drug & Book Co.
(AIMM. MFIME., M Min. Assoo. Commit)
Opposite Pliair Hotel,
P. O. BOX 583.
Extended experience in Chile and Qermau
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Reports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground surveying and mine plans kept
up by contract.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
B. C.
Manufacturers of
AlL carbonated waters.
Halcyon list Springs  Water Aerated amd
���applied to the Trade.
Between the Miner's Livery stable
and the Athabasca mine, a pocket
hook containing money aud papers
valuable only to the owner.
A liberal reward will be paid to any
person returning the same to
Miner's Livery Stable.
Kxperioncod Tio Makers cnn got steady work
it Nakusp.   Apply immediately to
Nakusp, B.O.
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or Quebec
Boaver Line-Lako Huron Oct. 5
Beaver Line-Lake Superior Oct. 12
Dominion Line���Vaneou ver Sopt 17
Dominion Line���Scot smnn 8ept 10
Allan Line-Californian Sept 22
Allan Line���Numidinu Oct.  1
From New York
Whltel8tar Lino-Teutonic Sept 28
White Star Lino-Britannic Oct.  S
Cunard Line���Lucania Oct.   1
Cunard Line���Ktruria Oct.  8
Allan Stato Line���Stato of Nebraska Oct. !I
Allan Stato Line-Mongolian Oct. 7
Anchor Line���Fumcssla Sept 21
Anchor Line���Anchoria Oct. 22
Cabin, $45.00, $50. $liU, $70 $80 and upwards.
Intermediate, $31.00 and upwards
Steorago. $22.50 and upwards,
Passengers tickoted through to all points it
Great Britain or Irclnnd, and at specially low
rates to all parts of tho European continent.
Prepaid passages arrangod from all pointt
Apply to Gko.   B. BEEU,   C.P.K. T cVt,
Agont. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STIT1
SJJ)   General Agent, C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg.
To Eastern and European Points.
To   Pacific,   Coast, China, Japan
and Australia   Points.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Wednesday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points
Tickets   issued through and Bug-
gage checked to destination.
 *   <*u>  ���	
To Hossland and Main   Line points
8.18 p m.-Leaves���NELSON���Arrives-lO.Mp.ra
Kootenay lake��� Kaslo Koute.
Str. Kokanee
Except Sunday. Except Sunday
I   p.m���Lcaves-NELSON���Arrivcs-11   a.m
Knolenuy River Koute.
Stu. Nelson.
Kxcept Sunday Except Sunday
7 a.m.���Leaves���NKLSON-Arnvcs-10.30 p.m.
Outward connection Pilot Bay with Str. Kokanee, but inward such connection is not guaranteed.
Steamers on their respective routes call at
regular Landings in both directions and at
other points when signalled.
Trains   to anil from   Slocun City, Sandon
and Slocan   Lake   Feints.
(Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p. m.
Ascertain Present
Reduced Rates East
and full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. BEER, Cily Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
Trar. Pass. Agent,      Dist. Pass. Agent.
Nelson Vancouver.
Iii Carload Lo t
Slocan River Mills, Slocan City, B. (',
Sawmill for sale, Correspondence Solicited.
Repaired. Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
and Dyed by the New Process at
Reasonable Prices,
STEVENS,  The  Tailor..
Boom 9. Hili.vek Due,   NELSON.
P. S.���Ladies Wool Dress Goods Sponged
before Making Up.
:: what
:: do
;: you
For One Cent a Word?
��'     Yon can find a buyer for " Any
Old Thing" if you advertise.
liasslllcd Advertisements.
All advertisements in is column aro
1 cent a word each insertion. No advertisement taken for less than 25 cents.
*������������-*������������������������������������������������     ������������
WANTED.���Threo or four roomod houso  lu
central location.   Address Miner ollice.
WANTED���A situation ns Engineer or Mn
chlnist. Good refrences. Address "Iv," Miner
Office. 109
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply "Miner" ollice.
MUSIC LESSONS. - On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs. XV. J. Astley, Hobson stroc'.,
two doors west of Stanley.   P. 0. Box 180,
PIANO TUNING-Prompllydone. For particulars apply at Thomson's Bookstore      109
Position wanted as above, permanency or to
wrlto up books or mercantile Drills in the town.
"T. J.," Miner Offlco. 113
Baker Street.
Wanted���FurniBhed House.
2 Chambermaids
4 Girls for Houso Work.
10 Men, $2.25 per day.
J, H, Love.
cm coiiioiL:
A Great Deal of Business
Put Through.
I tin-   city   reservoir   and   thc   electric:
'light penstock,an operation which had
ni previously authorized.
Tbe mayop said the trouble wus there
was not half enough water. There wa
not enough wator to keep   ono dynamo
running.    By 9:80 p.m. all the storage
I was exhausted, and tbe lights were dependent on tbe flow in the ereek.   The
i only remedy would be a steam engine,
! which would have been erected by now
  j but for the litigation.
it   was   suggested* by Aid. Malone.
__ ___,���_,,,._.    _-~_-..*,   that   cutting   off   some of   the   lights
POOR   ELECTRIC   LIGHTS  might be a partial remedy.
The mayor agreed.
After   considerable   discussion,    the
following    resolution    was    carried:
"Owing to tho low stage of water in
Correspondence Witli the Late City SoUci- Cottonwood Smith creek it   is  hereby
1898      PROVINCIAL      1898
under tho direction of
The Royal Agricultural and Industrial
Society of British Columbia.
OCT. 5 to 13 Inclusive
-The     Smelter    Agreement-
Eoatl to the Cemetai'y.
Thero was a large attendance at the
city council meet ing yesterday afternoon, tho only absentee being Alderman Whalley who is away at a health
resort. After the minutes of the last
meeting had been read, Hie mayor
read the following communication
from Mr. John Elliot, late city
Nelson, Aug.  S,  1NIIS.
J. K. Strachan, Esq.,
Oity Clerk.
Dear Sir:���I liave to acknowledge
yours of the 8th inst., and have to ask
by what authority you write to me in
such a manner.
With regard   to   handing   over
papers in my   possession,
any j
1 absolutely I
refuse to do so until my costs are paid.
I am willing to give any information
iu my power to the city's legal representative in order to ] r.itect the city's
interests and the use,under conditions,
of any papers necessary, but beyond
this I will not go.
I am also ready and willing to hand
auy moneys in my hands to the proper
authorities upon settlement of my
costs. Yours truly,
Commenting on the letter the mayor
stated that. Mr. Elliot had, when   first
the city had notice of   impending litigation   concerning   the  electric  light
by-law, como around to   tlie city clerk i
and had obtained from him tho origin- I ,,      ,
ais   of   the  by-law, and   the   petition *��gtgj
therefor.    These  documents which be- I   ' 's
longed to the city and should be in the |
custody of   the city clerk were   among j
those Mr. Elliot; had   refused to return
them.    The mayor further stated, that
Mr.    Elliot   had,   without   authority,
obtained aa order that certain moneys,
which had been paid into court* in connection with the  dispute  between tho
city and the Nelson Land Development
company, should be paid to   the,  city,
or to  its   solicitor.    Mr. Elliot, there
upon, had drawn   ont   the money, and
had   paid   it   into  his   own   account,
where    it.   yet   remains.    The   mayor
nuuou     lu-iii*-     inti iuv     -AOllld    \itt-y  Aii.
Elliot anything that was owing him,
but contended lhat he had no right to
touch the moneys in question, which
had been sot aside for a Bpecifio purpose.
Several of the aldvrnien commented
adversely on the late eity solicitor's
action, and finally it was resolved, on
tho motion of Aid. Hillyer, who was
seconded by Aid. Malone, that the
mayor be authorized to request Mr.
Elliot to return the papers belonging
to tho city and to refund the moneys
that had been paid out of court within
24 hours, and further, that if Iho request were not complied with, he be
also authorized to take the necessary
legal proceedings.
The mayor then read a letter from
Messrs. Fell and Gregory witli regard
to an agreement they had submitted
with a viow to au arbitration of tho
amount of damage alleged lo havo been
done to their property by the erection
of the city waterworks. The latter
stated that the agreement had noc been
signed, nor had it been rejected, or returned with alterations, and threatened legal proceedings if Hie matter
were not settled. Nobody knew what
had heen done in the matter, save that
tho lato solicitor had been instructed
to inform Messrs. Eell and Gregory
that only tho damage done to land
actually in use could be. submitted to
arbitration. Fifty dollars damages
liad already been paid.
It was filially resolved that the
mayor be authorized to write Messrs.
Fell and Gregory on the subject,pointing out the advantages accruing to
their proporty in the Hume addition
by reason of the water pipe running
through it, and to endeavor to find a
basis for un amicable settlement of tho
A letter from the provincial board of
health was then   read, which drew attention to   the   changes in tho law regulating   the   personel    of
boards of health. I
A letter from 0. A. Semlin, chief
commissioner of hind and works, was
next read in which the government
promised to take up the matter of certain hind the oity had been trying to
secure for recreation purposes,
A long discussion was initiated by a
letter from Messrs. Howes & Senkler
pressing for the execution of the agreement between tho Hall Mines smelter
and the city, whereby the former were
to bo allowed to tako a certain amount
of water from Cottonwood Smith
The mayor advised the council not
to act hastily. Conditions had changed
since the agreement* was entered into,
whioh, moreover, hinged on the city
acquiring the electric light plant, a
matter now under litigation,
Aid. Hilyor aud Teetzel commented
strongly on tlio present insufficient
light service They thought it was a
disgraco to the city, and that a partial
remedy wonld   be found in connecting
resolved, that the city electrician be
instructed to disconnect the street arc
lamps, and cut the street mains at the
corner of Stanley and Carbonate streets,
the city clerk to notify nil users of
electric lights thus cut off of the reasons therefor.''
A long list of the street work ordered
tliis year by the council was then read,
most of wliich had bien completed.
Next a resolution was passed for an
extension to tlio water works system,
including a pipe to be laid on Robson
street, up to Mr. McFavhuie's house,
tho mayor being authorized to gel the
necessary pipe.
An application of thc 1.0. F, for the
terins on which they could acquire two
acres of land in the city cemetery was
considered, and it was decided to take
no action till the ground was platted
when portions would be sold by unction.
The mayor produced a certified oheek
iu conjuction with tlie
of our (.'lo'hint; is generally sufficient lo   &
make a life long customer. (g>
Wo iii n't offer our woods bolow coht,
because we bave no desire to loso
money. Wo sell ul prices wbicb ure
sufficient to pny for good material and
good workmanship. Tho sizeand variety of our stook enables ub to plonse a
customer both as Lo stylo and fit. In*
deed we aro particular on these points.
We rat bur lose a sale tban permit unsatisfactory garments to leave tbe
Those values cannot ho surpaBsod,
The Premium List is tlio Largest
ovor offorod West of Toronto.
Pyro-Spectscular Bombardment ot Santiago
de Cubu and Bliiu ins "P of the "flalno."
Kullmvi'il by nn up-to-dnto I'ii'e Works Display,
wiiicli 1ms boen specially Boourod for Four
Nights nt nn enormous expense
Lacrosse and Baseball Matches, Bicycle rieet, Aquatic, Sailor and
Caledonian Sports, Promenade
Concerts, Horse Races.
Dog Show.   Open to the World.
SS^SSS?S*��-^--tf*>��*ttS<��*��S89e?^ I
seuting the t xe.i on his property.
Mr. Helms hail declined to pay tho
full amount demanded on the ground
that he had not boon notified of the
increase in the assessment on his property on the corner of Ward and Baker
streets. There was some difference of
opinion as to whether such a notification was legally necessary or not. It
was deoided to issue, a receipt for the
amount received, and ' charge np Iho
balance against the property.
An invitation to the mayor and
council to attend the approaching exhibition at New Westminster was considered, and it was resolved that the
mayor should wire the mayor of Now
Westminster a message of condolence
terrible Are which bus just de-
that oity, and also inquire
Whether any immediate relief for the
sufferers is required.
After some accounts bad been ordered
paid. Aid. Teetzel requested   thai   the
motion to   amend by-law 15, of which
he had given notice at   the  last meeting should si tind over until  next Monday.   This was agreed to.   It was then
decided to appoint   a  uightwatchnian
to assist Chief McKinnon in patrolling j
the   streets,   on account of  the   recent)
lirge influx of strangers into the town. !
A hill of   ��5 sent in by Ur. Arthur for I
examining  tho   mental   condition   ni;
7,'. TT.iii...." wiu i'.**,|oct*c*,i nu tno ground
that, so   far   as   the   council was cnn-
corned, the attendance   was unauthorized.
Tlie city engineer reported in favor of
a road to tho cemetery following tlie
route of Kootenay street, Robson
street, Fall street anil Ihence direct to
the cemetery. Un the motion of Aid.
Malone. seconded by Aid. Madden, the
mayor was authorized tn liave the
road mado at once. After the city
clerk had been instructed to call for
t.'tiders fnr laying Ihe sewers on Cedar,
Luke and Vernon streets,'the council
adjourned until next Monday.
The Finest   Hand.'
will provide .Music
Special rates over
Steamboat Lines
No    entrance   tecs chargi
Premium last
full information
Ibe   I'll
all Railway and
for Kx-
Kntiy Forms,
application to
Chairman Col. Con
l'rcs. It. A. & I. Soc
Secy. Cel. Com.
Soc.      Secy. 11. A. &I. Soc.
Exhibit ion Commissioner.
Pints, Quarts and Half Gallons.
Tea Pots all Sizes
Putter Crocks
Milk Pitchers
Pie and Pudding Dishes.
and a Full Line of CHINA & GLASSWARE.
Complete Supply nf ... .
Groceries, Summer Beverages, Etc.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Every Morning.
Special attention (<i Mail orders.
Baker St.
Kirkpatrickand Wilson,
Tel. io.1
| * NELSON CAFB  * |
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��� A
��� First Class in overy respect A
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Do you want n pioil Square meal for
DINNER i a TO  fi
First Class Cook Employed
Kustcrn   o.isii'rs   Ho-relvr-i]
-Toolicd any Style.
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth  Brushes,
also Good Value in Sponges
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. Cj
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and (ieneral Agents, Fire and
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public,  Etc...
Corner Lot nn Vernon St., with Building.   12 Lots in
111''   Cheap.   2 Lets Cor. Josephine .'tnd RohBon.
��� i irnnTn**wVt^^
2 Lnts and Dwelling tiear Cor Stanley   St,
St., $12 per month.    Dwelling  on Silica St.
-At   Pittsbnr,
Philadelphia     I.
Sept.    J i.ii, Chicago I.
At    Philadelphia
Boston ?.
At   Baltimore���Baltimore   -I. Washington 5,
Paris, Sept. 12.���Tho Temps and
Liberie say today that* the French government has boon made aware of the
arrival nf an expedit inn under Major
Marchaiid at Fashoda.
ge  Variety   below
Ordinary Price.
Satchels, Grips, Valises
municipal I mS.otln?
of  tho  " Kxchcqucr Gold Mining Company,
Limited Liability," tflll lie hold at its head of-
i floe, on linker street. Inthe oity of Nelson, ll.C,
j on tlie'iiith day of September, A. 1).. 181)8 at tho
hour of eiirlit o'clock in the afternoon for the
purpose of
di   Considering propositions for tho working nml further devolopehiont of the mines.
I    (2)   Ratifying!) certain agreement of the (ith
I Soptombor, A. I).. 1808.
I (3i Appointing Tnlstoes and Officers fov tho
said Compnny and to transact Biich further
] and other business ns may eome boforu the said
Dated   thin lOlh day of Se]
ileniber, A. D.���
J. C. DH
KW'lt V.
*   BUY IT.
The Miner is on sale
at   the   loi
lowing news stores at five cents per
Gilbert Stnnloy
rs ri son
Thomson Stationery Co
Canadn Drug-Sc Hook Co.
Hotel lliiine News Stand
.   Xelson
Jl. Campbell
('. I<\ Nelson                    N
J. !���'. Dolanoy
Slocan Niftvs Co.            Slocan City
.1. I. Mclntosli
Slocan News Co.
W. Parker
Thompson Bros.                Yniirouvcr
Hotel Spokane
M. W. Simpson
i\I. Anderson           Sloean Crossing
('. VV. Hill                   On
Bcado City
Thomson Stationery Co.
LIMITED (cl 22)
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber .sliouhl apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
��2'i per month.    House anil 2 Lots, Houston St.
C;tll and see our full list of property for sale  in
ancl "A" Additions
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
AVe have Two Claims on Hover Creek For Sale, cheap.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street,  NELSON,
on   Oliseivaloi'i
near Cedar K|,.
$15 month]
All   Communications relating to British Columbia busines]
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
! In stock,],000,000f fc.of Flooring.Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes und
every description of Joinery.
StttiiEJl noons  nu   himiohs hade
and   News   Agents   on
trains out of Nelson.
boats   and
lias  taken  over the practice of
Dr.    II.   E.   Hall and   is   prepared to do all kinds of Dental
Work   by latest methods.  .  .
Itrokcu lllll li.li.i-K - linker St.
FOR RE NT-Furnished Houso and 2 lots, i'w. Oedarand Victoria, $2ti.(l
4 roomed House, $14.00, 4 roomed House, $15. ,'i roomed Houf
Cor, Stanley and Victoria, $20.00.    A large Hoarding House, $35(
FOR SALE1"1 roomed Cottage, 2 lots, Cor Kootenay and Observatory, ha
finish, painted, good fence, $12*n0.    2 good Lots, Addition "A" '
Call and see our Wallace Acetylene Gas Machine.
St, Alice Natural Mineral Water
���whose curative tjunlities are known nil over Canada.    Mnny Minernl Waters ci|
tain   valuable minernl ingredients, hut probnbly none in  America, having
same medical value, mnke such n fine palatable beverage when bottled.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.


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