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 Daily Edition No. 75.
Nelson, British Columbia, Thursday Morning-, August 4, 1898.
Eighth Year.
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specialists. Make a shoe complete. Replace any worn out pari. No delay nor
long waiting. Every job satisfactory or
no pay. Half soling and heeling from
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uctions  on   the
Summer Dress Goods.
Warm Weather Fabrics.
Ladies Shirt Waists.
Ladies' D & A Corsets.
Ladies' and Children's Otidervests.
Ladies' Silk and Kid Gloves.
Ladies' Silk and Alpaca Skills.
Sailor Hats, Half Price.
.Men's Underwear.
Men's Washington Ties.
Men's Negligee Shirts.
Men's Fancy Oamliric  Shirts.
Men's Blnck Sateen Shirts.
Men's Duck and Flannel Suits.
Men's Straw Hats,
Men's Pants and Overalls.
I Our Stocft is Compfete in House Furnishings. |
Attempts to Improve Their
Trade With Canada.
Sugar   to  be  Exchanged  for   Canadian
Products���A Proposal to Subsidize
a Line of Steamers.
Toronto, Aug.   8.���The  following is
111 special  cable   to   the Evening   Telegram, dated Loudon, August 3 :
The Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, sec-
I rotary of state for the colonies, during
the debato in the house of commons on
I the trade of the West Indies yesterday,
I said the government must refuse to
[pledge itself to a policy of countervail-
ling duties. Thy government would
(hold its hands absolutely free, aud in
Itho future, if circumstances changed,
Ior if the United States closed its
Iniarket, Britain would be free to pro-
Ipose on her own account any measures
Iwhieh might be thought effeotive. The
���present policy was disastrous to tho
(.interests concerned, ruinous to the
I West Indies and contrary to the doo-
Itrino ofKri'i/rade. I Mr. (Chamberlain
��� also dteolai ..thut communication be-
Itweon the West Indies and the market
���should bo improved, owing to the
���efforts being mado to persuade the
���United [States to grant more favorable
norms to jj-he West Indies.
Mr. L'!\nibcrlain snid Canada was
Applied to, aud the. latter met the
���mother eountry in a spirit of liberal
Tisin, which the Dominion had recently
shown in tt remarkable degree regarding imperial matters. Canada, Mr.
Chamberlain continued, concedes 26
lier cent preference to sugar from British possessions in return only for the
concession that the same terms be allowed Canada, as far as given to the
Jnitod States. Unfortunately the con-
liession* about III shillings, a ton,
���ailed to give the sugar of the Wost
Indies sufficient advantage. It induced
[he planter to ship to Canada rather
Ihan to the United States, aud now
lhe imporial government was asking
lhe Dominion if it were possible to
lecure some further privileges, feeling
Iho advautago Cauada is to the Indies
In the encouragement of trade. "We
Ihink,'' pursued Mr. Chamberlain,
I' that in return for sugar sent from
���he West Indies to Canada tho ships
Ihould reload such productions of Caul-da as lumber, corn, and pork.''
I Whether or not this was practicable,
lir. Chamberlain could not say, but if
Ihere were no obstacles in the way
much benefit would result to other
lountries.   "I have  proposed,"   said
he, "Unit conjointly with Canada a
line of steamships between the West
Indies and Halifax und other Canadian
posts should be subsidized. "
The Manauonse Brings Down
Three Million Dollars.
High    Handed    Action   of   Commercial
Companies   Yukon Officials Qrcdy
and Incompetent
Victoria, Aug. 3.���The steamer Man-
auense, Captain Edwards, came into
port today with Yukon passengers and
treasure stated by tho purser to total
about 13,000,000 in gold and paper.
The purser said that over $1,350,000 in
yellow dust* and nuggets were on
Two hundred and sixty miners iii all
came down. The following is a list
of those whose possessions seem best
established: F. Neaves,
$800,000; Michael   Traynor.
$30,000; H. Dozer,    Seattle,
Likely to Enable   the Powers to Cause
Trouble in the Paciiic
London, Aug. 3.���A despatch   lo (he
Daily Mail from Singapore says:
President McKinley's proposal that a
commission should decide the future
government of the Philippines is con
sidered here as giving Spain a chance
of partial authority over her revolted
subjects. This slate of things, it is
thought, might afford un opening for
intrigue on the part of foreign powers
unfriendly lo America, (treat Britain
and Japan and might be dangerous
to the cause of peace in the Paciiic.
To President.  McKinley   for His Message of Sympathy.
Berlin, Aug. 3.���Ambassador White
sent the following cable message today
lo Washington:
"I am requested to convey the sincere (hanks of Emperor William and
the German people to the president of
the United States for their messages of
sympathy on the occasion of the death
of Prince Bismarck."
The     Appointment   of     Sir    Charles
Tupper   Is Advocated.
Montreal, Aug. 3.���The hardware
and metal trade .journals advocate the
appointment of Sir Charles Tupper as
one of the Canadian commissioners at
Quebec They point out that tho
United States has taken representatives from both sides of politics.
New York, Aug. 3.���Bur silver, no.
Mexican dollars, 45U,
Tin, firmer. Straits, $15.75 to S1B.85.
Plates, steady.
Copper, dull. Broker's price. $3.80.
Exchange, |8.92 to $3.i)7).,.
Ottawa, Aug. 3.���The Dominion
government received a cable today
staling that Lieutenant Colonel Dutt on
has been selected as the head of the
Canadian militia in placo of Major
General Gascoigne.
Louis Paulus, Seattle, $400,000; N.
Blackmore, $150,000; T. Rogers,
Seattle, $1150,000; F.Van Bibben, $300,-
000; O. Stephens, Seattle, $150,000.
It was difficult to get the passengers
to talk of tlieir gold, and Neaves, who
is credited as being the richest man of
thc crowd, will not admit what he
brings out is anything worth talking
about. "What* I am bringing out is
not mine," is another common expression and is one effect of the excessive
royalty which all escape who can.
Lionel F. Barff of Victoria, a mining
broker, the only member of the Hnlbort
party to reach Dawson, returned on
this boat. He says he has succeeded
secured a claim, and brings out a little
money, but declines to diseusa the
.whereabouts of his property and the
i extent of his riches. Another Victor-
I ian, W. Gillespie, aforetime mate of
i the Canadian Paciiic Navigation
j steamer Maude, came out. He *$ays
that the Yukon officials are out for the
money all the time. Before Major
Walsh arrived the miners were obliged
to be paying for something all tho
time. He has secured a claim on
Hunker creek. Many of the miners,
notwithstanding their success, say
things are none too too bright in Daw-
sou, and that, there are now 10,000
men on their way down the river in
small boats. People are leaving Dawson in hundreds. The streets are filled
with idle men, for work is now difficult to get.
The steamer ,1. J. Healy arrived
from Dawson on the day tho steamer
sailed for this port. JShe left Dawson
on July 12 and reports the river falling
rapidly and many of the bars are difficult to cross. Much suffering is said
to exist along the lower Yukon, many
little groups of stranded miners without funds or provisions being seen at
points along the river. Things are
looking extremely black at St.Michaels
and everything points to troublo in
the uear futuro. Passengers who wont
up on the steamer Progresso are in a
very bad fix. The men of the commercial companies refuse to allow
thom to go ashore, and the steamship
company owning the vessel are unable
to take them up river, having lost tho
river steamers which were to havo
taken the passengers to Dawson. Many
j of the passengers who have funds have
transferred to some other steamers, but
I the greater number arc stranded on
| (he ocean steamer.
When the   Manauonse  sailed provisions on board tho Progress   had all but
gi'fcn out, and when   the   supply fails
trouble   is  feared.    The   agent of  tho
company   owning   the   steamer,   who
went north on  the   Progresso, fearing
j trouble,   has   fled.    The   two conucer-
| cial   companies   will   not   allow   tho
j ocean liner or  river  steamers who are
not doing business   in connection with
them to land at their wharves.
A stampede has taken placo from
Dawson on to the hill claims on Dominion creek. If is said that Major
Walsh has admitted that Gold Commissioner Fawcett is incompetent,
There are an average of 80 cases it
day at* the Dawson hospital, most of
thom malaria, scurvy and kindred
In the Klondike Nugget of July 8
Major Walsh is quoted us saying that
he has power to rescind tho royalty,
and that he will do so if it is proven
that its imposition is an injustice to
the miners.
Ottawa, Aug. 3.���The department of
marine received today from Washington a check for $475,000, which is the
amount of the award to the Canadian
sealers in the Bebring .sea.
Southampton, Aug 3.���William
Nash Wahsogonaby, Indian chief and
councillor of the Saugeen reserve, was
killed yesterday while foiling trees, a
dead tree striking him on tlie head.
i McKinley   and   M.   Cambon  Had  an
Abortive Conference Yesterday.
Washington, Aug. 3.���Aftor a conference on thc peace question lasting for
just an hour this afternoon between
the president and M. Cambou, the
French ambassador, the latter acting
as tho representative of Spain, Secretary Day emerged from tho Whito
Houso   and   announced   that   today's
conference was inconclusive, wherefore
the parties to it had agreed to say
nothing public as to what had occurred. The secrotary did not appear
to be discouragd as he made the statement, though ho admitted that no time
had been set for another conference.
Up to the middle of the afternoon it
was stated by all parties concerned
that the Spanish answer had not been
received; that the only formal note
that had come to hand was tho ono
from Madrid to M. Cambon, asking
for information upon points that wero
not clear to the Spanish mind. However, just after 3 o'clock tho secretary
of the French embassy called at the
state department and arranged with
Secretary Day for a meeting between
the president and the ambassador as
soon as possible. The meeting was for
ii :45 o'clock, and Secretary Day was at
the White house in due season, but was
obliged to wait about ten minutes for
the French ambassador. As already
stated, aftor conferring for an hour the
parties separated, having been unable
to reach a conclusion as to the acceptance by Spain of the peace conditions
laid down by tho president, and binding themselves to the observance of
the strictest secrecy as to tho proceeding until further progress had been
made. Thus it is practically assured
in advance that any attempt to state
what occurred at today's meeting at
the White house will be nothing more
than pure guess work. Meantime, in
consonance with the declared purpose
of tlio president at the beginning of
the overtures, this conference is not
operating to restrain military operations in any degree.
GenenJ   Miguel   Gomez   Meets   With
Decisive Success.
Key West, Aug. 3. ���Captain dol Valley
Ignacio of tho insurgent forces was
brought here this morning by the gunboat Helena, wliich took hiin aboard
near Tunoz de Azzago, ou the south
coast of Cuba, on July 25. He reported that, on July 9 General Miguel
Gomez, under whom he served,attackd
the town of Gibora, not Gibaria, with
B00 men and after two hours' fighting
compelled tho Spaniards to rise the
white flag. Three dynamite shells from
the Simms-Dudley gun tore big holes
in the walls of the town, killed nine
Spaniards and wounded 12. One hundred and sixteen prisoners were taken
and the town is now held by the
Cubans. Tho Cubans lost ono killed
and three wounded. When Captain
Ignacio left, General Gomez was making plans to attack the trocha and restore communication between the eastern and western provinces.
Tho Helena has now been on
blockado for nearly a month. She sunk
a number of harbor tugs and lighters
at Casilda last week and sent one
little tug, the Manatee, which surrendered iu preference to being sunk,
to Guantanamo bay.
Extracts    From    Pastor    Westphall's
Sermon  on  Bismarck.
Friederichsrhuh, Aug. 3.���Pastor
Westphall iri the course of his remarks
in the sermon on Bismarck said:
"Mourning love stands at the bier of
the dear departed. The emperor has
hastened hither to pay a tribute of
thanks and veueration to tho faithful
servant of the great emperor. When
such a blessed life has to close we feel
that God Almighty speaks and through
his church he transfigures mortality.
When what was immortal of this
mortal passed hence he was lost not
only to his family, but to tho wliolo
German people. He reaped laurels and
enjoyed the evening of his life, which
although overshadowed by the death
of his wife, was consoled by the honors
plentifully bestowed by tho emperor
and tho fatherland. Princo Bismarck
maintained until the last his firm
Christian belief in tho Trinity. This
helped him to bear his burden through
lifo and made him fearless toward
man and unyielding in whatever he
considered right.''
It   Is   Asserted  That   the  Claim Had
Not.  Been Officially Made.
Berlin, Aug. 3.���Tho congress of
Colombia, it is announced in a despatch
from'Bogato, the capital, has unanimously resolved to deposit a sum of
$300,000 as security for the amount duo
the heirs of Signor Cerutti, tho Italian
whose claims against the government
of Colombia were decided in his favor
by President Cleveland as arbitrator.
Tho resolution, it is said, becomes a
law in six days. It is further added
that Italy's demand for a settlement,
which was backed up by the presence
of some of Italy's warships at
Cartagena, had not hitherto reached
the Colombian government iu official
Brockvillo, Out.. Aug. 3.���James
Counel, a moulder of this place, was
drowned off Smith's island last night
while bathing.
James Seusecal of Grenadir island,
aud a well known resident, died in tho
general hospital hero while undergoing an operation. He was aged 81
McMcoll Before the Interstate Commission.
The   American Lines Would  Net Liston
to    Season���Why   Congress
Did Not Legislate.
Chicago, Aug. 3.���Traffic Manager
McNicoll of the Canadian Pacific railway, concluded his direct statement
before tho interstate commerce commission today, in regard to the rate
war botween the Canadian Pacific railway and the American lines. Mr. McNicoll, in his closing remarks, told of
his efforts to restore peace with the
American companies, and how his
efforts wero thwarted by the refusal
of the companies to discuss the question of differential rates. He insisted
that the American roads had refused
to accept any suggestions, and had said
that the Canadian Pacific must agree
to all of their terms. Mr. Eustis, general passenger agent of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quiucy.be said, had told
them that there would bo legislation
against the Canadian Pacific railway,
and that congress would havo legislated last session on the subject, had
it not beeu overshadowed by the Cuban
Mr. McNicoll said that he did not
take much notice of these remarks, as
Mr. Eustis did not, represent tho American public He denied that the interstate traffic enjoyed by the Canadian
Pacific railway amounted to $50,000,-
000. Whilo there were no st,.tisti*o..*-i icr
the passenger traffic, the freight traffic
amounted to only $1,300,000 a year.
On the other hand, the Canadian Pacific railway, ho said, bought supplies
from the United States to the amount
of $3,000,000 yearly.
Lightning and   Rain Work   Havoc   in
Philadelphia, Aug. 3.���In tho big
storm last night there was an almost
continuous flash of lightning, and
many flagpoles and buildings in nearly
every section of the city wero struck,
causing several small fires and doing
great damage. Telegraph and telephone, service throughout tho city was
practically at a standstill for several
hours. Tho cellars and first floors of
hundreds ot business houses and dwellings were flooded. The basements of
Cimbel Bros, and Wanamaker's, two
of the largest departmental stores in tho
oity, were flooded and heavy damage
was done. The street car service was
also practically at, a standstill. Many
of the streets were flooded at a depth
of two and three feet.
The lightuing struck ono of the large
oil ranks of the Atlantic Refining company at Gibson's Point, in the lower
end of the city. It was entirely destroyed by fire. The loss is estimated
at $30,000.
The    Convention   Will    Probably   Bo
Unable to Agree ou All Points.
Managua, Nicaragua, Aug. 3.���The
convention of deputies from Salvador,
Honduras' and Nicaragua is still boing
held daily. The oommitt.ee appointed
to report* on the articles for a constitution for these three states submitted to
them by tho diot of the greater republic, under whoso call they have convened, havo reported many modifications. Tho convention by a vote favored a confederation of the three states
under tho name of the "United States
of Central America."
A serious division over the question
whether there should be an executive
consisting of a tribunal of throo persons or ouly one person will probably
disrupt the convention.
The   Reports That   His   Prisoners Are
Maltreated Are   Untrue.
Washington, Aug. 3.���Tho state deportment has been advised by Consul
Wildmaii at Hong Kong that all prisoners taken by Aguinaldo, the insurgent chief, including monks, aro
'' treated with perfect humanity,'' and
that all reports to tho contrary aro
absolutely false.
Madrid, Aug. 3.���Premier Sagasta
has summoned Seuor Silvela, the conservative leader, and other absent
politicians to Madrid, in Oder to consult with them regarding tho peace
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his professional capacity is the first
intimation he has received that there
was any dissatisfaction felt either with
his advice or with the professional
services he has from time to time been
culled upon to render. The mayor also
appears to have made an important
misstatement of fact. The scene
at the last council meeting was
typical of the present regime in Nelson. It was the spectacle of one hotheaded man running everything to suit
his own whims and vagaries, while
only one of the eouucilmen appeared to
have the pluck or the individuality to
express a contrary opinion. The
mayor may be a clever man, doubtless
ho is, but if civic affairs are to bo
directed accorrting to the erratic impulses of a man who is constantly forgetting his own dignity and position
as eliief magistrate of the city, Nelson
will soon find herself iu a parlous state
< "pv for t iiailgfx of Advertisement must
lie In the Ollice liy 4 o'clock p.m. to
Insure   lluingc.
Everything now points to the speedy
ending of the war, and the terins upon
which the United States will grant
peace aro a matter of considerable interest in all quarters. It would seem
likely that the Americans will show
themselves moro merciful in their demands than tho tone of the press would
hithertolead one to expect.
The semi-savage allies of the United
States both in Cuba and at Manila are
largely responsible for this state of
affairs. The conduct of Aguinaldo we
commented ou in our last issue, whilo
readers of Tho Miner will remember
the attitude the Cuban allies havo assumed ever since General Shafter
landed in Cuba. Tho Americans had
beon led to expect an heroic body of
men fighting for liberty against starvation and overwhelming odds. But as
a mattor of fact, theso heroes were not
much in evidence whon tho fighting
bofore Santiago was taking place; and
when there was hard work to bo done
they effaced themselves with unanimity and despatch. They gave it clearly
to be understood that road-making,
hauling supplies, attending to the
wounded, or doing anything whatever
calculated to render a Cuban gentleman
uncomfortably hot was not in their
line. They sat in the shade and
smoked cigarettes with patriotic zeal,
whilo tho Americans toilod in* tho sun
and exposed themselves to the Mauser
bullets. Ou the other hand, when the
town was taken, and the fighting was
over, the patriots felt that the time had
come for action. So they sharpened
their machetes and prepared to enjoy
themselvos in good old insular fashion. Santiago would be handed over
to the insurgent junta, and Garcia's
braves would recompense themselves
for their arduous exertions by a few
days of robbery, varied, perhaps, by a
little murder. It, was exceedingly
mortifying for men filled with theso
inspiring anticipations to learn that
the American commander took a totally
different view of the situation. Quite
regardless of the feelings of his allies,
Genoral Shafter announced that tho
usual coremouies performed in cap
tured cities in Cuban wars would be
omitted on this occasion, and that tho
control of tho place would not bo
handed over to the insurrectionary
junta. Deep lnuttcriugs arose in tho
Cuban ranks, and General Garcia sent
anothor general to remonstrate with
General Shafter; but tho latter adhered to his determination, and there
was nothing in the way of an orgie
of rapine and outrage in Santiago.
Under tho circuinstances it was not
surprising that friction arose between
tho allies,which eventually culminated
in the withdrawal of the Cuban forces
into the interior.
The result of all this has been to
open the eyes of the Americans to tho
real nature of Ihe Cubans, whose initial attempts at self-government will
bo watched and guided by the United
Statos with a more than paternal care.
Tho Philippines, too, have wilfully
thrown away their chances of self-
independence, and thero aro things
more improbable than the reinstatement of the Spanish rule in those
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth Brushes,
jfc^^_also Good Value in gr       -tttk
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
Moonlight excursions aro becoming
the fashion just now in Nelson. Tuesday night Messrs. Elliot and Hale gavo
one to a largo party of friends and acquaintances in honor of thoir newly
completed tug Hercules, and there are
othors on the tapis. A more pleasant,
healthful and harmless mode of recreation could hardly be imagined after a
hard day's work on on.i of these hot
summer days. Those who went down
to Balfour are unanimous in'praising
the delights of the trip, and anyone
who leaves the city without having
taken a trip up tho river on a balmy
summer's evening has certainly missed
the most beautiful and enjoyable excursion to be found anywhere in tho
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City
Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Instructive Lecture  by  Rev. Mr. Sip-
perell in the   Methodist Church.
Thero was a fair attendance at the
lecture given yesterday evening in the
Methodist church by Uev. \V. .T. Sip-
perlel, B. A. B. D., principal of Columbia college, New Westminster, on
'' The Worth of a Man.'' The reverend
gentleman is a fluent speaker aud
handled his subject well.
Lack of space prevents an extended
report of the lecture, which was greatly
appreciated, but the following is a
brief synopsis:
A man is worth���
First���What he can do. The lecturer
asserted that occupation was a necessity for human existence, and that
they who make no pretence of a vocation in life have no right to an existence. We must be occupied and must
also have a lofty ideal. Great men
have accomplished much because they
dared to hope great things. Ho
strongly urged young men not to sin
against their- ideal. Those who are
satisfied to settle down to a sodden
contentment are imperilling their
Second���What he loves. The speaker
asserted that many loved themselves,
and that this selfishness was the root
of all evil, and suicidal to all of our
best interests. He urged his hearers
to love the pure and holy; to love the
brethr?u and to love thoir country.
Third���What he thinks. How important this is. A man's secret
thought determines the history of his
life. God made man to think, and
consequently the excuse,
think," is pernicious and
able. Wo must cultivate
seeing opportunity.
Fourth���What he hopes,
speaker asserted,knows no limitations.
We must fix our wagon to a star, and
even if we fail to reach our ideal, the
struggle will ennoble and repay us for
the exertion. The speaker interspersed
his lecture with many witty, and
forciblo illustrations.
Our Grocery Business has grown so rapidly dining the
past few months we are compelled to make room somehow.
In order to do this we have fully decided to dispose of OUV
Entire Stock of Crockery and' Glassware at Prices wliich
have never been heard of in the District of Kootenay.
Ladies don't miss this golden opportunity. Call und look
through. There is sure to be something you will require before tlie wai is over.
When 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
and picl<s out the best Bargains. All goods delivered promptly
free of charge to any part ol the city.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
Official Directory.
Governor-General        -        Karl of Aberdeen
Premier        - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Common?, Dominion Parliament, West Kootonay Hewitt Bostock
Lieut-Governor Hon T H Mclnnes
Premiei ��� Hon J II Turner
Attorney-General        - Hon I) M Eborts
Com of Lands and Works Hon G B Martin
Minister Mines and Education Hon Jas Baker
President Executive Council Hon C E Pooley
Members Legislative Assembly tor West Koot-
enay-North Hiding J M fteflie
South Riding - -I F Hume
Mayor John Hon An
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, J A
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley, Thos Madden.
City Clerk
Polieo Magistrate
Chief of Police
Chief of Fire Dopartmont
Water Commissioner
Health Oftli'er
Cily Engineer
Cily oounoil meets every Monday, II p.-.n., at
eity hall, oor Viotoria anil Josephine st
J IC StracUin
E A Crease
A  F MeKinnon
W J Thompson
John Hamilton
T M Ward
Dr. LaBiiu
A. L. M'Culloeh
Dr. EC Arthur. Dr. G A B Hall, Geo Johnstone.   Prlnolpal���J It Greon.
President J Roderick Robertson.
Vice President ��� James Lawrence.
Secy-Treas. ��� John A Turner.
President John A. Tinner
Vice-Pi-es. XV. A. Jowett.
Secretary D. MeArthur
Treas. - A II Clements
Medical Sept. . Dr. G. A BHall
8.0(1 p.m,
8.30 a.m
1.1)11 p.m
11.00 p.m.
United States, Ontario, Que-
bee mid Eiisti'i'ii  Provinces
Points on N. & F. S. line.1
Victoria and Rossland.
N'ew Denver, Sandon and
Slocun Luke Points.
Kaslo and ICoolenny Lake
Rossland, Trail,   Nakusp,
Kolison. points on main line
tl, P. R., Vancouver und
0.15 ll.lll.
8.80 p.m.
7.15 a.m.
7.00 n.m.
Wo publish in this issue a copy of a
letter sent by Mr. John Elliot to the
city council regarding his dismissal
from the position of city solicitor. He
complains, and wo think justly, that
ho has had no official notico of tho
council's determination, and also that
this public  condemnation  of him  in
"I did't
a  habit of
Hope, tho
W. S. Fletcher, the Greenwood
druggist, narrowly escaped being torn
to pieces a few days ago by an old she
bear. While Mr. Fletcher was up in
the West Fork last week ho camo
upon a she bear and two cubs. Tho
old bear at once gavo chase, when tho
unfortunate druggist, started to climb
n tree. The bear stationed herself at
the toot of the tree and remained there
for several hours, until the crying of
her hungry cubs culled her away,
when the frightened dispenser crawled
to the ground and made his way to
camp with all possible spood.
We are prepared to lurnish kilt; dried lumber ut regular
prices and carry Rough anil 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     .    .    .
Cornelius   Shields and Sam Hill Coming to Corbin Headquarters.
The Spokesman-Review of yesterday
says: "It was rumored last night that
Cornelius Shields, D. C. Corbin and
Sam Hill, soil-in law of President Hill
nf the Great Northern, hud left St.
Paul Monday and would arrive in
Spokane today to take charge of the
Spokane Falls & Northern railroad. It
is believed Sam Hill will be president
of the road and Mr. Shields genoral
manager, and that tho road will be
turned over as soon as cheeking up is
accomplished. How it will effect tho
old employes of tho road is not known,
but tho heads of departments are preparing to give up their oliiccB to possible successors.''
The Paper of the People.
Everybody Reads It.
The Largest Circulation.
Best Advertising; Medium.
' thing to do during tlie hot
weather  is  to   keep  your
system from running clown
are among the best Summer Tonics.
Pcterboro, Aug. it.���Miss Essie
Thornton, who was accidentally shot
on Thursday morning by a lad practicing rifle shooting in an adjoining back
yard, is dead..
Our Diarrhoea Specific
is a sure cure for Summer
When requiring  thoroughly  seasoned
timber should apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
In stock, 1,(KM),OOOftof Flooring,Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery,
M KIIN   DOOKS   AMI    WINDOWS   11 till
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Qonorul
Dollvory,8 a.m, to 8 p.m.; Registration, 8.:ki
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monoy Orders and Savings Hank
lla.ni. to 1 p.m.;-Sundny 1 hour (10 lo 11 a.m).
J. A. GILKER,Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies \v J Goopel
Gold Commissioner ��� 0. G. Donnls
Mining Rooorder-Tax Ooi ��� RFTolmle
Collector of Oustoms - Goo. Johnstone
Provincial Assessor John Kocn,
County Oourt Judge ��� J A Forin
Registrar - RTHSlmpklns
Inspector of Schools - William Hums
Warden Oapt. N Fitastubbs.
First Jailer ��� H Llddcll.
Second Jailer Goo Partridge.
Third Jailer - John MoLarcn
Senior Guard lt Inoo,
Property Owners.
Do you want the rocks, stumps
or rubbish removed from your
yards, or your lawns levelled
down? If so we can do it lor
you. Will work cither by clay
or by contract.
Address T. W.
Care "Miner" ollice
"Babcock" Fire Extinguishers
6 QAL. SIZE $30. 3 QAL- SIZE $15.
Including Supply of Cheroloal Chargos
wilh each.
Cnuncn ok Enoland���Matin it a.in.; Kvcn
Souk. 7.in) p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on Ini um! ,'li-tl Sundays in the month aftor
Matins; nu 2nd and llli Sundays, at 8 a.m.
Sunday School at 2.80 P.m. ttev. U.S. Akc-
hurst, Hector.   Oor Ward and Silica stroots.
PRESBYTERIAN I'lii'ltcii Services at 11 a.m.
and 7.Illl p.in. Sunday School at 2.30 p.in.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 iun.;
Christian Kndoavor Society mods every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Hev. It. Frew,
Mktiiouiht   Chueoh���Corner Silica  and
Josephine Streets. Services at. lla.ni. and 7.80
p. in. ; Sabbath School, 2.30p.m.; Prayer mooting on Friday ovonlng at 8 oolook; Kpworth
League C, K., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Uev. Geo. II,
Morden, Pastor.
Human Catholic Ciiukch���Mass at Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and Ki.lll) a.m.; llonodictioa
at 7.no to 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
Baptist Church ��� Services morning ami
evening al 11 a.ni. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer mect-
Ing Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; Meetings
are held in the scliool house. Strangers cordially welcomed.   Kev. O. R. Welch, Pastor.
Salvation Ahmv���Services every evening
nt 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria struct.
Ad illl ant Millnui- iu charge.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.
M. moots socond Wednesday ln oach
month.   Visiting brethren invitod.
G. L. LENNOX, Sooretary.
I.  O. O.  F.     Kootona-   Lodge
No. lli, mods every Monday night,
nt  llieii  Hall,  Kootenay struct.
Sojourning Odd Follows cordially invitod.
WM. HODSON, Socrotary.
NKLSON   LODGK   No. 28. K.    f  1'..
moots ln Cnstlo hall, McDonald block
' ivery  Tuesday  ovonlng  at 8 o'clock,
Ml visiting knights cordially Invited,
J. J. Mai.onk. CC.
Gko. Paktriiiuk, IC. of R. and S.
Delivered F. O. B.nt Portland, Ore,
The Uabcock is the recognized
standard, universally used in tbe
Fire Department service. Each
tested to 300 pounds per inch;
working pressure 100 pounds per
inch. Thc Babcock has stood the
test of time. Full line of Fire Apparatus and   Department   Supplies.
171 4th St. Portland, Ore.
NKLSON   LODGK,   I. O. G. T.      Meets In
Castle Hall, McDonald Hlock, ovcry Monday
evening at 8 o'clock.  Visiting Templars ooi-
dlally Invitod, John Tki.fokh,
Chief Templar.
Georgo Nunn    Sec'y
second and fourth Wednesday of
each month at K. of P. Hall, Mao-
Donald Hlock.   cor. Vornoii   and
 ���      JoHophino streets.   Visiting breth-
ni cordially invited.        Ernest Kino,
Chas. H. Farrow, Worthy President
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meets
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in the
K of P Hall, F W Swanell. C. D. S. V. R.; J R
Green.O.R.l J. l'urktss, Seoy.
NELSON LODGK, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meets
every Thursday in tho I.O.O.F. hall. F W
Swniicll, M.W.I W Hodson, Reo.-See.; J. J.
Driscoll, Financier K. J Btiuire. Receiver and
P. M. W.
NELSON L.O.L. No. 10(12 meets In the McDonald hlock every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. Visiting ineinberH cordially invited,
John Toyo W.M.; F. J. Bradley, R.S. THE MINER, THURSDAY,  AUGUST 4, 1898.
ItrliT    Mention    el    lliip|i<iiiiis:s   in   llie
District During tlio rail
Few l����ys.
A meeting of the South Kootenay
, Board of Trade is culled for Monday
[welling next at 8 o'clock.
A. Vi. Mount, inspector of tlie western branches of the Hudson's Bay
!ompany,|left for Winnipeg yesterday
0. G. Thompson, Toronto; 10. II.
Hughes, Suiiilon; 0. M. (lething. A.
Driscoll, Slocan City, nre registered ut
the Hume.
J. S. Thomas, Spokano; A. P. Tc.ro,
| Toronto ; W. J. MrNainiirn, Vancouver;
J.  A. Coryell, Midway, lire   registered
,.it the Hume.
T. P. Mclntyre, representing  J.   H.
lAshdmvn,   wholesale  hardware  mor
���limit of Winnipeg, is in  the city on a
| business trip.
Miss Pauline Eccles, who has been a
(resident of Nelson for the past year,
['.eaves on this morning's train for her
|liome m Victoria.
D. J. Marino, New Denver; B. 0.
[Davidson, Kamloops; H. M. Pilling,
[Salmo; E. Ct. Lee, Toronto, ure reg-
listered at the Queen's.
Sir William   and  Ludy  Murkliy   of
I Loudon, England, have   taken   a suite
of rooms at thc Phair iuul will remain
[in the city for a few days.
The annual excursion of lhe Motho-
jdist church Sunday school will lie held
Ion Friday, Augusl 1~'. to Balfour, A
[pleasant holiday trip is assured.
The members of Ihe lire brigade
ipromise a pleasant evening to every-
lone who takes in Ihe moonlight ex-
|,'ursioii to Balfour  on Priday evening.
The marriage of Dougald McEaohern
���tnd Mary 0. Weber took place  at  the
(Presbyterian cliureh yesterday, Wednesday,   August   li,   Kev.   Robert   Frew
The Ladies' Aid of llie Methodist
I'liurch    arc     preparing    for   an   "At
Home," to he held in the parsonage on
flio 17th inst.   Further particulars will
e given Inter on.
Uev. T. W. Ounliffe of Maple Creek,
Ksainiboia, is in the city, the guest of
lev. Mr.  Akehurst.    Mr.   Cunlill'e   is
lm a holiday trip and  intends to spend
|i week in Nelson.
George Doyle, clerk in J. A. Gilk-
Ir's store, left yesterday evening for a
tisit to some inining Claims in which
is intersted on the Upper Arrow
ikes. He will be gone two or three
The prisoners, Lawrence nml Scott,
censed of passing a Stolen check, op-
(cared yesterday liefore Police Magistrate Crease for preliminary trial and
l-ere   remanded    until    today   nt   III
Hon. 0. H. Mackintosh, resident
ireotor of the B. A. C., denies the
Uport which received currency in
|iHtern Canadian papers to the effect
lat the large British syndicate was
pout to remove their headquarters and
lices from Hossland to Ottawa.
' A meeting of the Nelson branch of
in National Council of Women was
���Id yesterday afternoon in the Pres-
���tcrinn church, at whieh Jlrs. Rod-
l-ick Robertson presided. Tbe rules
lid  regulations  of   the   society were
lot of
te (ream freezers
which no well appointed
home .should be   without
' during' the warm weather.
i We'have also constantly
on hand a full line of . .
(lumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offer-
ingat verylowprices.
discussed and adopted nnd Other busi-
1 ness transacted. Another meeting will
ibe held at the Kline place on Thursday i
'August II.
An upturned canoe was reported yes-
1 terday evening by   a   tishiiig   party us
j having been seen going over the rapids
on the   Kootenay river.    Inquiry  has,
'however, failed'to elicit   any information as   to   whether   or  not there has
been another drowning accident.
John R, Green, who has occupied
the position of prinoipal of tho Nelson
public schools, has sent in his resignation to the scliool hoard, and will remain in the North West Territories,
where he is at present visiting friends
in Moose Jaw and Regina.
For the information of kind friends,
Mr. David Morris wishes to announce
through The Miner that he has n -
ceived a telegram from the surgeon in
charge that Mrs. Morris is doing splendidly und recovering from the operation recently performed at Portland,
The Washington Marine band, who
have heen spending a* few days in the
city,left yesterday afternoon for Kaslo,
where they will spend acouple of days,
afterwards going to Brooklyn to hold
the lirst Salvation Army service in the
new town. They will return lo Nelson iu about two weeks, enroute home
to Spokane.
The flnanoial district meeting of the
Kootenay district of the Methodist
ohuroh was held here yesterday. All
the ministers resident in the district
whose names appeared in yesterday's
issue were present, and the flnanoial
business of the church in tlie Kootenay
was transacted, (lood progress in
church work was reported from each
The Masonic order has been requested by the congregation of St.
John's Church of England to lay the
corner stone of their new ehureh, now
in course of erection. The ceremony
will take place on Friday, August 12,
and will he performed hy the Most
Worshipful David Wilson, the grand
master, assisted by the officers and
members of Nelson lodge A. P. &
A. M.
The marriage ceremony hetween
Miss St. Dennis ol' Montreal and Duncan Malcolm McDonald of Nelson was
performed at the Catholic parsonage
liy ihe Rev. Father Ferland yesterday
evening in (he presence of a few personal    friends.    Norman   McDonald,
brother of the groom, was best man,
and Miss Nelly Clarke was bridesmaid,
The newly married couple have taken
up their residence at. Mrs. Crawford's
bouse, on Silica street.
Writes to the   Mayor and City Council
Aliout His Dismissal.
The following copy of a letter to the
mayor and city council liy Mr. John
Ellliot, the city solicitor, has beeu sent
tn The Miner for publication. The
letter speaks for itself :
The Mayor and   Cily Council, City:
Sirs���Although    I   mn   without    any
official notice, I have  read this morning's Miner containing a report of the
I council's last meeting.
While I have to thank you for dispensing with my services, al the same
time I um entitled to know wbat complaints you have, as this is llie first 1
liave heard of any. So far as the sT-'ill
in ihe Nelson Oity Land & Improvement company ease is concerned, I
have lo say that Ihis money was paid
out of court long ago and now stands
In lhe credit of my linn's trust account
in the Punk of Montreal, ready to he
paid over to the company, as a settlement was expected, all of which is
well known to the mayor, who should
Ibe the last person to refer to the case
in any way.
Uf course the mayor's opinion as to
the fees charged niust be right When
was he ever wrong? It is quite clear
from lhe record of Ihe oilier proceedings at* your last meeting tliat the
mayor is the only official who earns
his salary, which should he increased,
and if I may offer a suggestion, let
him also add to his other duties those
of legal adviser, and why not dispense
with all other members of the oounoil?
There are   two   matters still in  my
hands, Cameron vs. City, and   Arthur
vs. City, and I wish to know to whom
you desire the papers handed.
Yours truly,
T.G, Blaokstook Says the Management
Will Bo  Conservative.
T. G. Blackstock. of Ihe War Eagle
Cold Mining company, was questioned
a few days since by a Toronto World
reporter as to whether the War Eagle
would in October begin to ship 5(111
tons per day or the full capacity of Ihe
plant. Mr. Blackstock said thut it all
depended npou lhe judgment of the
management. The company's policy
would he to determine the amount of
ore the mine could permanently and
steadily ship each day and regularly
produce that* much. This would have
a better result than turning out a big
daily output for awhile and then falling oil' to a smaller amount.
As regards the reports lhat Ihe
dividend on the mine will shortly be
doubled, Mr. Blackstock said he could
make no prophecy. The question of
increasing the dividends would not be
considered until the new plant is completed in September.
excursion train will leave the Nelson
8c Fort Sheppard depot tifc-T o'clock and
will slon for passengers at Ymir and
oilier intermediate, points. The fare
has heen fixed at $2, and tickets are
now on sale at the Spokane Falls &
Northern tieket* office, Neehind's shoe
store and Teetzel's drug store. The
baseball hoys have gone to considerable
expense in chartering tho train and
should receive a liberal patronage from
the people of Nelson as a pleasant picnic outing is tissurred. Arrangements
are being made for the attendance of
the Nelson brass band.
Vancouver & Nelson, B. 0.
The Nelson baseball team will bold
an excursion on Sunday next, August
i, to Marcus, Washington, where a
good programme of sports has been arranged, including a baseball match between the Nelson and Marcus tennis
for the championship of Northern
Washington  and the Kootenay.   The
Elliott and  Hale Give the Young People of Nelson mi Outing.
Through the kindness of Messrs.
Elliott and Hale, owners, and Angus
Campbell, captain, of the steamer
Hercules, a party of young folks enjoyed the most pleasant moonlight excursion of the vear on Tuesday night
to the Outlet hotel nt Balfour. The
charter limit of the steamer was
crowded lo the last number, but the
spry little boat was equal to the occasion and fairly Hew through the water,
making the run to Balfour in about
two hours. The accommodation of the
steamer is excellent and many were
the expressions of delight uttered by
the passengers during the trip, and a
silent vote of thanks from every soul
aboard was. tendered to the management of the steamer for the pleasure
they had afforded them.
Arriving at Balfour Messrs. Johnson
and Blandy of the Outlet hotel turned
the house over to the guests, an more
than that, provided thein with a lunch
which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The dining room was then cleaned and
danoing was indulged in until about 1
o'clock, when the homeward trip was
commenced, the party arriving at Nelson at ii o'clock, tired but fully appreciating the kindness of Messrs. Elliott
and Hale and the Outlet hotel people.
The beauty of a monlight trip like
that of Tuesday night cannot he comprehended by reading the account, and
anyone who has never taken the trip
has missed a pleasure indeed. There is
no prettier place in Kootenay I han tho
Outlet hotel, and the steamer Hercules
proved that she is the boat foi1 a small
excursion party, lt is . to he hoped
that other parties will be planned for
lhe near future. The only accident
which occurred to mar the evening
was lhal which befell .Takey Dover,
when he had his leg pulled. He will
recover, however. The sense of grati-
tudejmust indeodjbe dull in the participant who does not feel thankful to the
owners of the steamer Hercules and
the Outlet hotel for a long-lo-bc-re-
nieinhered evening.
Railroad Building and Otber Improvements Under Way.
In view of the railroad construction,
mining development and other contemplated improvements this town is
presenting quite a lively appearance.
The "tote"' road will reach here in
about III) days, whtn it is expected the
contracts will all be let and the graders put to work along the line. The
largo trestle, 1800 feet long iuul 100
feet high, will require a million feet
of lumber, necessitating tho building
of another sawmill and employing a
small army of bridge lmilurrs. Engineer England's surveying party of
111 men is now camped on the ground
awaiting orders.
The British ministry will bo asked
by Mr. Robert Ashcroft, a conservative
member, to take steps to protect investors from the enticement of peers'
names. The occasion is the disclosures
of Mr. Hooley's payments for such
Ornaments, Investors must learn that
their profits are to eome from the proceeds of the business, not from the
names of the directors. It will bo
many years before Englishmen are
proof against peers, and then thero
may be no peers.���Toronto Globe.
Vienna, Aug. ii.���Tho third round of
tbo international chess tournament
was played today with the following
results: Charesouek and Schlechter
drew, Tschigorin heat Pohiel, Got-
tschalk and Steinitz, divided honors,
Ueimischen heat Schowalter, Burn
heat Alibin, Janowski heat Schiffers.
Frit/, and Schalopp drew, and Berger
was defeated bv Cohen.
Household Goods, Etc
Undor and by virluo of a warrant by mo di-
I'ccicil undor tho powers contnlnod In a Chat,
toimortgago mado liy ono ('. V. Goodwin,
which will im produced nt tho time .of sale,
there will be ollcred for solo by Public Auction nn
Siiliiiilnv. Uio lllli dnv ol'.luniist. IHDH,
at3o'olook, p.m. at ilia Victoria Hotol, Victoria sired, Nelson, II. O., tbo following goods
mul Chattels, consist ing oil
18 Cots, II Double Bedsteads, H2
pairs Blankets, 82Comforters,H2white
Coverlets, 75 pairs Sheets, i!2 -Mattresses, 82 Pillows, 2 doz, chairs, 2 do/,,
small Tables, stock of Glassware, 1
Beer Pump, Bar anil Bar Fittings, 2
beating Stoves and Pipes, (I tables, il
doz. Knives and Forks, 2 do/.. Chairs,
li Cruets, a quantity of Orockeryware,
15 Arm Chairs. 1 Writing Desk, 8 card
Tables, 1 large Cook Stove and Cooking Utensils.
���rums* or sam:, cash.
Dated at, Nelson, H. O., this lst day of Augusl, 1SU8.
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.
Letter Heads,
Bill Heads,  Envelopes,
Posters. Dodgers,
Shipping   Tags,    Etc..
are right in our
line of business
and while we do
not claini to do
work at the
cheapest price,
we clo claim to do
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 ?
^be   Ainer
fl>to. & pub. Co.
To ;ill Eastern and European
To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points.
To tbe Rich and active Mining;
Districts of Klondike and the
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Wednesday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points.
Tickets   issued through and Bng-
gage checked to destination.
To Kossland and  Main   Line points
II.10 p.m.-Leaves���NELSON���Arrives-10.30 p,m
luioli-n.-iy B.iilii*   kiisl'i Hoiilc.
Stb. Kokanee
Except Sunday. Except Sunday.
���1   p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���11   a.m.
Calling ut way ports in botli directions.
Kiuilina} Illver Itoule.
Btr. Nelson.
Mon.'Wed. Fri. Mon, Wed. Fri.
7 a. m.���Leaves���NKLSON--Arrives--8.30 p. m.
Huns to Kuskanook (formerly Armstrong's
Landing! calling at way ports making close
connections at Pilot Hay whh Steamer Kokanee. Steamer makes additional trips when
vided business warrants.
Trains  lo anil from  Slocan < il.v. Sandon
anil Slocan   l.al\c   1'olntn.
(Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.���Lcaves-NELSON���Arrives-2.20 p. m.
Ascertain Present
Reduced Rates East
and full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. BEEK, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
Trav. Pass. Agent,      Dist. Pass. Agent,
Nelson Vancouver.
Write for Klondike folder and Map.
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'y.
Nelson  &  Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without change
of cars between Nelson and Kossland and
Spokane and Eossland.
(Daily Exoept 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 tbnt leaves Nelsou nt 6:21) a.m.
makes close connections nt Spokane for
all Pncific Const PointB.
Passengers for Kettle River nnd Boundary Creek, conneot nt MarcuB with Stage
For One Cent a Word?
You can find a buyer for "Any
Old Tiling" if you advertise.
Clnmltted A<JverlUcm<mtn.
All advertisements in tnis column aro
Ll cent a word each insertion. No ad- i
vcruseincnt taken for less than 25 cents. 2
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Old papers at Tun  Miner office.   25 cents
per hundred.
FOUND.���A small key, Nationol Cash Regis'
ter.   Apply "Miner" ollice,
MUSIC LESSONS.-On piano, organ or
guitar, by Mrs. W. J. Astley, Hobson street,
two doors west of Stanley.   P. O. Hox 1811.
WANTED.���Twenty laborers at Eric. Wages
$2.50 per day.   Hoard, $11 per week.
Matters of Interest at the
Seat of Government.
A   Glance  at the  Personnel  and Programme���Prosperity in Manitoba-
Interesting Notes-
Ottawa, July an.���In a few dnys, or
at most a week or two, tbe Quebec
conference will be in session, nnd it is
difficult to estimate tbe extent of I be
benefits tbnt may reasonably be expected to accrue to those participating
iu this most important convention.
Not only will be occasion bc n very
gratifying one, as indicating Ibo vast
improvement in thc feeling between
the British empire nnd the iitntes,
whieh has mnde such a gathering possible, but it is also of more than ordinary homo interest to Canada, ns the
preliminary discussion upon tbn action
of the government which led to Iho
meeting being arranged, has produced
less partisan cavilling tban perhaps
any other aet of the present administration. It would be pleasant to be
lieve that in all matters, where it is to
the advantage of Canada that her people should present n united front, this
demeanor of the opposition should bo
sot as the standard.
Tho importance of tbe gathering
may bo seen nt a glance ut its personnel. On behalf of tbe motherland, the
imperial government has sent Lord
Herschell, twice lord chancellor of
Great Britain; Canada will be represented by her premier, Sir Wilfred
Laurier, Sir Richard Oartwright, Sir
Louis Davies and Mr. John Chariton,
and Newfoundland by her premier, Sir
.lames Winter, or Receiver (ieneral A.
B. Morine. Ou the other side, the
United States will send General John
W. Foster, John A. Kasson, Nelson
Dingley, Senator Gray, Senator Charles
W. Fairbanks and Thomas J. Coolidge.
Tbe list of questions wliich will in
nil probability be considered nlso
gives one the idea of the tremendous
importance of the gathering. The
trndo relations; tbe Bebring sea dispute ; the Atlantic fisheries; the preservation of the fisheries; the definition
of international boundaries; the bonding privilege; the alien lnbor law���
theso are some of the items on tbe bill
of tare. More than one of these has
created troublo and been a perennial
source of irritation since the Declaration of Independence, uud all of them
have for many years occupied Ibe best
efforts of the keenest and best trained
statesmen of both empires, bnt never
bofore have these questions been approached in the spirit of mutual good
will and reoiprocal^coiifidonce. witb
which they will now be treated ; and
as these sentiments must always be
the strongest influences in the settling
of disputes, thero is better hope today
than ever in the past that the Quebec
conference of 1808 will go down in
history as one of tbe grandest epoch
making events of the century. That
it will accomplish all that is hoped of
it it is scarcely reasonable to expect,
but the very fact that our government
bas been able to bring about such a
meeting entitles them to the gratitude
not only of Canada but of tbe empire
at large, and evidences are not wanting that this fact is appreciated both
at homo and abroad.    "
Tho story of Manitoba's splendid
progress is becoming almost monotonous iu its unvarying completeness, but
it is a pleasant page to dwell upon.
W. D. Scott, provincial immigration
agent in Ontario for the Prairie provinco, who bus just returned from a
trip to tbe west, corroborates everything lhat bas been said of the mag-
nilieent outlook : "Crops nre going to
be heavy;" "business is active in all
lines;" "land is selling well;"
"thore is work for nil who want it;"
"everybody seems to have money;"
"it* has been a great year for settlers;"
and so on. Such is tho epitome of his
report. Settlers are coming from
everywhere, ho says, New districts
recently opened up aro filling rapidly.
The class of settlers is nil that can be
desired���even the poor Galicians are
going to turn out all right.
A better selection than that'iiiadc by
tbe department of agriculture of A.
McD. Allan, "the fruit king" of
Godericb, as fruit commissioner at tbo
Paris exposition in I DUO, oould not possibly have been made. Mr. Allan's life
work has been the study und culture of
fruit, and both in praotical] und theoretical knowledge of horticulture Mr.
Allan is probability without a peer in
Canada, and without a superior in tbo
world. His past services to Canada
warrant tho present recognition. In
188(1 he was fruit commissioner to the
London Colonial exhibition nnd as the
result of his work 100,000 barrels were
placed in tho old oountry; besides
whioh he secured orders in ninny parts
of Europe and even in India. As
president and director of various
organizations having for their object
tho improvement of Canadian fruit
aud the development of trade, Mr.
Allan has done yeoman service, not
only to his native province of Ontario,
but" in othor parts of the Dominion,the
Provincial Fruit Growers' Association
of British Columbia being one outcome
of his efforts. The opportunity was
never moro favorable for splendid dc.
vt'lopniont in the fruit trade between
Canada and the old country mid in no
bettor hands eould it be placed.
One of the smaller but at the same
timo most useful reforms introduced
into tbe postal service by Mr. Mulock
is now in full running order, viz., tho
special delivery scheme, aud there has
been quite a demand for tho special
stamp which nas been prepared in
connection therewith. It should be
pointed out that to avail themselves of
this arrangement the public must use
the special ton cents delivery stump,
which is in addition to the regular
postage, It is not sufiicieut to use ten
cents worth of ordinary stamps, us tho
great purpose of the special stamp is to
readily attract the attention of the
officials and thereby secure tho prompt
attention which tbe now nrrangement
Tbe announcement tbat tbe Earl of
Minto has been chosen as Lord Aberdeen's successor receives additional interest from the fact that, ns Lord
Mclgund he eunie to Canada with thu
Marquis of Lausdowne nnd served under General Middletou as chief of bis
staff in the Northwest rebellion. During his previous residence bere Lord
Mclgund gained golden opinions, both
in civil and military circles, and be
threfore comes back to fill the gubernatorial position with all Ibe prestige
and advantage then obtained.
Professor Saunders, director of the
experimental fnnn, bus left ou his annual tour of inspection through tbe.
west. Ho goes from here to Brandon
and then on to Agnssiz, where be will
meet Professor Fletcher, Dominion
entomologist. Dr. Saunders will bo
away five weeks.
Ex-Finance Minister Foster has gone
uud expects to address public meetings
nt ull important points en route, to tbe
coast. It is rumored that bis chief
topic will be, "Tbe Fulfillment of My
Prophecy That Grit Rule Meant Inevitable Ruin."
Great reports are coming in of the
tremendous shipping business being
done this season by Canadian liners.
All the Montreal boats report congested
traffic both in passenger uud freight.
Halifax, St. John and Victoria are
having similar' experiences nnd the
various lake ports were never busier.
Tbe Transport Hudson Leaves Newport
For Porto Rico.
Newport News, Va., Aug. II.���Tbo
lirst. detachment of the Third brigade,
First army corns, in command of
Brigadier General Fred D. Grunt, embarked late tonight on tbe transport
Hudson or Porto Rico, and ut 5
o'clock in the morning tbe Hudson
will steam out of Hampton roads. It
is not probable thut auy otber transport will leave before Friday.
Is Postponed Until the Mausoleum Is
Berlin, Aug. il.���Yesterday's services
at Friedrichsrhuh will be tho only services until the mausoleum, on the site
ot the famous stag group near the
Schloss, is completed. The national
obsequies hnvo been postponed until
that time.
London, Aug. ii.��� The Daily News
says un informal conference was
recently held in London between Lord
Strathcona Mount Royal, Mr. Mulock
nud some Australian agents, who are
going, we believe, to become concerned in the Pacific cable, and it is
reported that the Dominion parliament is now disposed to supoprt the
Aug. il.���At Toronto���Toronto 2,
Syracuse 5.
At Ottawa���Ottawa 3. Providence 1.
At Pittsburg���Pittsburg 4, Washington 1.
At* Louisville���Louisville 2, Boston 1.
At St. Louis���First gamo, St. Louis
4, Brooklyn 8. Second game, St. Louis
7, Brooklyn II.
nelson cafe. Kirkpatrick fe Wilson t t
Y. HOSHI, Proprietor
The Best Meals tn the City
from 25 cents up.
Tables   supplied   with    all
the delicacies of tbe season
Special attention paid to auditing
Company's books. Business accounts balanced uud set in order.
For terms apply
IAIMM. MFIME., M Min. Assoc Cornwall)
Opposite l'linir Hotol,
NELSON, B.C. P.O. BOX 583.
Kxtondod cxporiciico in I'liilo and German
Houtli Africa. Assays and analysis of Olfes.
Itoporte ami valuations on mineral proportlos
Ondergrolmd surveying and mine plans kopt
up by contract.
For the next Thirty Days
. . . Also . . .
Flowers and Hair Goods.
Room 0,   Tiunei-Boeckb   block.Entrance Baker Btreet   Open from
8 u. ni. to 4.30 p. ni.
arc receiving' Seasonable Goods
for the 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.
Kirkpatrickand Wilson,BAKER STREET
Kopnircd, Altered, Gleaned, 1'rcnncd
by the
Iteasoiiuble 1'i'lees,
Dyed by the NKW  l'ROCBSS Bt
STEVENS, Thk TAD<oR.--,aBa-
Room B, Uii.i.vi'.u Bye.,   NELSON.
P. S.���LriIIom Wool Dresn Hoods Sponged
before Making Up.
Waff Paper,      SDortino Goods
���   Hammocks,   ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic Suopfies.
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. .  .
Itrokcii Hill lllock
linker HI.
I'.M.     I'.M.     I'.M.
No. 6 No. 8 No. 1
I'.M.     I'.M.     I'.M.
No. 2 No. I No.
3:15 0:00.. ROBSON...8:011 '.'::��)
o.iki   2:00   10:00... TtlAIL.... 7:00   12:88    1:15
8:15    11:18. KOSSLAND.(WW  13:00 m,
No's. 1 und 2 connect with O. P. H, iniilii lino
steutners, tind Iruins to und from Nelson at
No's, 3 and I nro locnl trains between Trail
and ltossliind.
No's, 5 and t! are local trains between Trail
und Hobson.   No. II eonnoets with train No.
from Hosslund.
All trains daily.
F P. GUT1CLIUS. Gon. Supt.
Subscribe for The Miner
One Year
Half Year
One nonth
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer unii Porter.
Drop in   mill sec   us.
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or liueboo
Heaver Who���Lake Huron Aug. 3
Heaver Line���Lake Superior Aug. 10
Dominion Linn���Vancouver Aug.  (I
Dominion Lino���Sootsman Aug, 13
Allan Line���Californliui July 28
Allan Line���Nuinldlnn Aug.  1
From New York
Wliite Star Line-Teutonic Aug.  3
Wliito Star Line���Brltnnnic Aug. 10
Cunard Lino���Lucania Aug.  II
Cunrrd Line���Ktruria Aug. 13
Allan State Lino���State of Nebriwku.,, Aug. 2(i
Allan Stato Lino���Mongolian Aug. 12
Anchor Line���Furiicssta Aug. 20
Anchor Line���Anchbria Aug. 13
Cabin, $15,111), |60, Sho, S7I) $K0 and upwards;
Intermediate, $31.1X1 and upwards
Steerage. $22.50 and upwardB.
Passengers ticketed through to all points .H
Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low
rates to all parts of tho European conti lout.
Prepaid pannages arranged from all point! .
Apply  to  GEO.   S.  TlKKK,   C.P.R,   T eke.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STlT'i
55?)   General Agent, C.P.H. Ofllctia. Winnipeg,
OOL . . .
for Nobbiest and best and Save KASH.
ip. O. STOEE.
Are Saving Money every day
on tbeir Hardware Bills by
allowing ns to figure with tbem.
Get Our Prices Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Tel. No. 21.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and (ieneral Agents, Fire and
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public,  Etc...
m .'*m-tTffiVfffiftt
Corner Luton Vernon St., with Building. 12 Lots In Block
44F���Cheap.   - Ia ts Oor. Josephine una Itobson.
2 Lots mul Dwelling near Cor Stanley St, on Observatory
St., $12 per month. Dwelling on Silica St., near Cedar St.,
120 per month.   House aud 2 Lots, Houston St.  $15 month.
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 business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager     |
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
Charles D. J. Christie
Houses to Rent at $14, $15 and $25.
Two Lots, garden und fenoed, Victoria street, iftKK).
A 3 roomed Furnished House,   well finished, on fenced lot, 87(H).
A new House, first story stone, 2nd rough cast, 7 rooms, Electric Lights,
hot nnd eolil water.   Finished in nrst class manner, ready about
10th August.    Three minutes from [lost ollice.    Prices
quoted at my ollice.
PABST : : : .
A Trial will convince
that the World's Leading
Beer loses none of its good
qualities by being bottled
in our own country.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.
Victoria Street - NELSON, B. C.


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