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Array Daily Edition No  92.
Nelson, British Columbia. Wednesday Morning-, August 24, 1898.
Ninth Year.
A Shop unequalled anywhere. A Pattern after which all others model. Employing experienced workmen who are-
specialists. Make a shoe complete,
place any worn out part. Xo delay nor
long waiting'. Every job satisfactory or
no pay. Half soling and heeling from
Best Leather al Lowest Prices. Free
Laces. Free Patent Buttons. Free
Button Hooks.
'e *HOE
tun    Ohe -t^t -&se
Official List Has Unexpected
. Montero's Appointment is Held to Indicate Spain's Desire for an Understanding About Cuba.
! Late&t Novcftu. Jprpri Irvino&rn. r^.l?N.CYl
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Prices, i
X Reduced
I Grand July Clearance Sale i
We will offer for the next ten days all of our entire stock
at  reduced   prices   with   Special   Reductions   on   the
.  .  .  following
Slimmer Dress (liinils.
Warm Weather Fabrics,
Ladies Shirt Waists.
Ladies' I) & A Oorsets,
Ladies' and Children's Undervests.
Ladies' SilU and Kid Gloves.
Ladies' Silk and Alpaca Skirts.
.Sailor Hats, Half Price.
lines  .   .   .
Men's Underwear,
.Men's Washington Ties,
Men's Negligee Shirts.
Men's Fancy Oamhrio Shirts.
Men's Black Sateen Shirts.
.Men's Duck and Flannel Suit*
Men's Straw Hats.
Men's Pants and Overalls.
x Our Stock is (ompfete in House furnishings. I
The box exploded prematurely, killing
those engaged in milking the experiments and destroying the gunboat.
Much eliitiini is folt over the frustration of the attompt to destroy tlm Brit-
1 ish gunbonts.
The British Forces are Pushing Forward.
The  Khalifa is  at   Omdurman   Terrible
Scenes Are'Witnessed   Khartoum
Atliiirn, Aug, 28.���Tho transport
column of the Soudan expedition, which
left Oamp Atbara August 16, marching
along the left bank of the Nile to an
ndyonced post at Nasry island arrived
at Meteniiiieli on Sunday last. The
column traversed the formerly prosperous and thickly populated Jaalin
country, which is now completely deserted and covered with the whitened
hones and sun-dried bodies of the
tribes massacred by Dervishes last
year. Everywhere are evidences of
"misery and decay. Tho skilfully built
Dervish huts are deserted and crumbling. Metemmeh itself, a town of 5000
houses, is now a city of desolation, its
houses   in   ruins,    its   alleys   blocked
witn skeletons and its court yards
' putrid with corpses, The few natives
. seen are disposed to be friendly.
The second   brigade   passed there in
boats on their way to the front. The
;N'*'*   is higher.    The   sirdar,    having
already reoonnoitered the river to
I Shatmlaka, within SO miles of Khar-
I tomu, found the passage   easy   for the
gunboats. A full advance is expected
J to begin shortly, it is not unlikely
I (hat Khartoum will be captured by tIn-
Lmiddle of September. The heal is try-
ling, hut the expedition is in good con-
Shabluka, which was evacuated by
f tlio dorvishes a fortnight* ago, is a
I magnificent position, the river being
1 narrow with a well-built fort on each
I side. Practically the whole force is
Inow encamped at Wadhamid, 65 miles
Ifrom Khartoum. Tho sirdar has nr-
Irived there. He had a eamp at Zereha,
[but the danger of an attack is remote.
IMany fugitives from Omdurman state
[that all the Khalifa's forces are there.
JHo is. spreading tho report* that the
���English soldiers aro starving. A
���cavalry reconnoitering expedition was
���mado to a point 20 miles south of
IWadhamid, but the troops saw no
|trace of the enemy. It is learned that
|the Khalifa is making inining experiments. He recently lowered a box of
[gunpowder into the river at Kcrriri,
[where the dervishes expect to givo
|battlo, near the gunboat Ismailia,
���which is iu  tho  dervishes   possesion.
Audacious   Spaniard   Arrested  at   tho
Island of Guam.
New York, ��Aug. 38.���A   dispatch to
Ithe World from Manila says:
Tho natives control the water supply
of Manila and refuse to allow the water
to run except for a few hours each day.
Thev have demonstrated that they are
incapable of self government.
Tin- fourth Amerioan expedition
which left Sau Francisco July 15, in
command of General Otis, arrived today.    All are well.
The monitor Monadnock arrived
August 10. On the way over she
stopped at the Ladrone island ol
Guam, whioh hud been seized by the
first expedition. She found that a
Spaniard had repudiated the American
rule and sei up a government ou his
own account. Captain Whiting of the
Monadnock promptly upset this new
government, made the usurper a prisoner and brought him here.
Brigadier (ieneral McArthur has appointed   as   provost   marshal   Colonel
lOvorshino of the 28rd regulars, and for
deputy marshal  Colonel Smith of   the
California volunteers.    Brigatlior General   Green   has been   appointed flsoal
; administrator   and   Colonel   Whittier
: collector of customs.
The total number of deaths iu the
onnipaign is 25 and of the wounded
100. Private O. Dunn of the Astor
! battery and Captain Bjomested Burseil
I Of the Minnesota volunteers have died
of their wounds since the battle. The
other wounded officers and men undoing well.
Latter Will Govern Outside of   Manila
for   the Present.
London. Aug. 33,���The Hong Kong
correspondent of the Daily Mail says:
Sovoral American warships will return here and dock when Great Britain
shall have recognized the peace between the two countries,
(Ieneral Merritt and Aguinaldo
agreed that the latter shall govern outside of Manila for the present. No insurgent will be allowed inside of the
oity with arms.
A British surveying party met with
a hostile reception on Saturday between Deep bay and Tai Moshan,
near here. A thousand natives beating
gongs and shouting "Foreign devils!"
closed the gates against them. Two
Maxim guns and 70 blue jackets were
ordered out and the natives were given
10 minutes to open the gates. They
promptly compliod with the demand.
Washington, Aug. 28.���The state department today received a call from
M. Thiebaut, secretarv- of the French
embassy, and in charge during the
absence of Ambassador Cambou, who
hore a notification from the Spanish
government of the military commissioners for Cuba and Porto Rico.
Under the peace protocol each government was to name its military
commissioners within 10 days, tlieir
meeting to begin within 80 days. The
10 days was up today and accordingly
Spain gave the official notification of
the appointment. They are as follows :
For Cuba���Major General Gonzales
Parrado, Rear Admiral Pastor y Lan-
dt'i'o, Marquis Montero,
For Porto Rico���Major General
Ortega y Diaz, Commodore of first rank
Valierino y Carrisco, Judge Advocate
Sanchez del Aguiln y Leon.
The foregoing differs from some of
the lists given ill previous despatches,
which have included Admiral Montijo,
General Blanco, (Ieneral Macias anil
several other prominent Spanish officers. Considerable significance attaches to the naming of Mm-quis Montero on the Cuban commission, as it
indicates a purpose on the part of
Snain to go into the future government
of Cuba. He is the only commissioner,
Spanish or American, taken from civil
life. He is secretary of the treasury of
the Cuban autonomist cabinet, and all
his interests are connected with tho
government of Cuba rather than with
the military question of the Spanish
evacuation of Cuba. He is named, it
i.s believed, in order to carry out
Spain's desire to have an understanding as to the future government* of the
island, being intimately familiar with
the questions of the civil administration of Cuba. As secretary of the
Cuban treasury he is also familiar with
questions effecting the Cuban debt.
London  Times Considers   the  Quebec
Conference of Prime Importance,
Londou, Aug. 28.���The Times this
morning referring editorially to the
approaching international conference
at Quebec says: It is possible that
future historians will mark August
22, 1898, as a date of considerable
importance in the chronicle ofthe relations between Britian and the United
States. It may be hoped that the
Quebec conference will clear away a
number of irritable difficulties and we
view the impending negotiations
and the prospect of a better understanding between England and the
United States, as extremely important.
The conference has an imposing list
of subjects to deal with, and if any
! real business is to be done, there must
! be a very active tendency to concilia-
1 tion among the commissioners. We
may be sure the United States will do
their utmost to make the conference a
The   Standard   publishes   a   similar
j editorial.    It   declares   that   anything
j bringing Canada and the United States
i into closer and more amicable relations
is   again   for   both   Kngland and the
United States.
The Daily News, referring to the
coming international conference .it
Quebec, says: It is a happy augury
that the conference meets in the capital of old French Canada, which city,
years ago, was the seat of the conference that* led to the federation of British North America, Today's gathering may he the first step in a union
movement before which event tiie
making of the Dominion would pale
into insignificance.
souri Pacific, Denver & Rio Grande
aud Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf.
The Oregon Short line and the O. R.
& N. companies are represented at the
meeting by proxies, as are also the
Chicago & Northwestern, the Chicago,
Milwaukeo & ttt. Paul aud other roads
which do not enter Colorado.
What was done at today's session of
the conference could not be learned
except that no decided plan of action
was adopted and the conference adjourned to meet again tomorrow morning, 	
A Spanish   Private  Gushes Over   His
Washington, Aug. 23.��� Tho following letter addressed to the soldiers of
the American army has been received
by the president:
"Soldiers of the American army:
We would uot be fulfilling our duty as
well born men, in whose breasts there
livo gratitude and courtesy, should
we embark for our beloved Spain with
out sending to you our most cordial
and sincere good wishes and farewell.
We fought you with ardor, with all
our strength, endeavoring to gain the
victory, but without the slightest
rancor or hate toward the American
nation. Wo have heen vanquished by
you (so our generals and chiefs judged
in signing tho capitulation), but our
surrender and the bloody battles preceding it have left in our souls no
placo for resentment against the men
who fought us nobly and gallantly.
You fought in compliance with the
same call of duty as we, for we all but
represent the power of our respective
"You fought us as men, face to face,
and with great courage, as before
stated, a qualify which we had not met
during tho three years we have carried
on this war against a people without
morals, without couscieuce, and of
doubtful origin, who could not eon-
front the enemy, but hidden, shot
their noble victims from ambush and
then immediately fled. This was the
kind of warfare we had to sustain in
this unfortunate land.
"You have complied exactly with
all tho laws and usages of war as
recognized hy tho armies of the most
civilized nations of the world; have
given honorable burial to tho dead of
the vanquished, have cured their
wounded, with humanity have respected aud cared for your prisoners
and their comfort, and lastly, to us
whose condition was terrible, you
havo given freely of food,of your stock
of medicines, nnd you have honored us
with distinguished courtesy, for after
tho fighting the two armies mingled
with the utmost harmony.
"With this high sentiment of appreciation from us all, there remains
but to express our farewell, and with
tho greatest sincerity we wish you all
happiness and health in this land,
which will no longer belong to our
dear old Spain, but will be yours,
who have conquered it by forco and
watered it with your blood, as your
conscience called for, under tho demand of civilization and humanity;
hut tho descendents of the Congo aud
of Guinea, mingled with the blood of
unscrupulous Spaniards and traitors
and adventurers���thoso people aro not
able to exercise or enjoy their liberty,
for they will find it a burden to comply with the laws wliich govern civilized communities.
"From 11,000 Spaniards.
'' Soldier of Infantry.''
Insurgents Reported to Have
Committed Outrages.
High Custom Duties Still in force���Annexation Favored���Proposed Triumphant March into Havana.
Gibraltar, Aug, 23.���Tho Spanish
engineers who have been working on
the fortifications at Algeciras. oil the
west side of the bay of Gibraltar, have
been ordered to Madrid and the batteries recently sent there have been
ordered to Seville.
Thirty   Prominent    Railroad   Officials
Meet at Denver.
Denver, Aug. 28.���Prominent railroad officials to the num her of 80 aro
in secret conference in this city on
the rate question. Effort is being made
to arrive at some definite understanding as to a plan to be pursued in meeting the competition of the Canadian
Pacific railroad on the north and the
Panama road on tho south.
The railroads reprcsentated at this
conference nre tho Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe, Burlington, Rock Island,
Colorado Midland, Union Pacific, Mis-
Havana, via Key West, Aug. 28.���
The civil governor of Havana has received a telegram from the mayor of
Nueva Passe, stating that the Diaro do
Lamarina had published a letter from
a correspondent in which it was asserted the insurgents had committed
outrages of various kinds. This the
mayor declared to be absolutely false.
Lu Lucha will publish a denial of tho
report. The Diaro de Lamarino sent
a special correspondent to investigate
the matter, and he confirms the story
of   the   outrages     and   reports   many
other crimes committed by the insurgents.
Provisions and other necessaries of
life in Havana are scarce aud prices
continue high. The colonial government imposed the highest custom
duties,which continue in force,making
prices higher and rendering the condition of the poor painful. Tho tree
kitchens which have been established in
Havana daily furnish about 80,000 persons with food, but owing to the great
number of poor in tlio city who |are
without food of any sort, the amount
of supplies handed out by the kitchens
is quite insufficient to relievo the distress to any great extent. Women and
children Iio about the streets, pale and
emaciated, looking more liko corpses
than living beings.
Considerable excitement and discontent exists among the insurgent sympathizers who condemn strongly all the
acts of the colonial government, and
many of thoso sympathizers are leaving the cities and towns to join tho
insurgents. During the past few days
hundreds of uniforms havo been sent
from Havana to the insurgents.
An immense majority of thc Spanish
conservatives in the island and natives
favor tho annexation of the island to
the United States, which they consider the only means of securing a
stable government in Cuba. In no
country has public opinion apparently
undergone such a radical chango as in
Cuba. Even tho most ardent Spanish
residents now favor annexation.
The rumors which havo beeu put in
circulation relative fo the report that
the Spanish army would not obey the
government's decision and evacuate
Cuba are entirely baseless.
It   is   reported   that   the.   insurgent
forces from the provinces of  Pinar del
j Rio   and    Matanzas   are   uniting   in
Havana province, purposing to make a
triumphant march into Havana city.
Another Fake Scandal From the Klondike Nugget.
Victoria, Aug. 28.���The steamer
City of Seattle from the north tonight
brought word that Major Walsh is remaining at Dyea to meet his successor
Mr. Ogilvie. Eighteen men who left
Dawson on the (ith wero passengers on
the Seattle, and tho steamer brought
down $75,000 in gold and tlrafts.
Four Indians held at Dawson for the
murder of William Meecham, have
been found guilty and have been sentenced by Judge McGuire to hang at
Dawson on the Kith of November,
A report has been published in the
newspaper, the Alaskan, that immensely rich quartz has beeu discovered on Mary island.
The Klondike Nugget, just to hand,
contains particulars of another scandal
iii the administration of the Yukon,
lt says:
'' Suddenly and without warning what
bids fair to be a peculiar contract or
permit is given out to two firms, which
practically blankets every stick of fuel
on the Yukon. From Dawson to Fort
Selkirk every stick of driftwood is
given to Messrs. Smith & Co. The
contracts given those gentlemen aro of
an ambiguous nature, but all agree
that outside of a few berth owners
they aro to have the exclusive sale of
all the wood this winter. Smith &
Co. aro to pay the government 50 cents
per cord royalty and they sub-let permission to eiit wood on condition of
delivery to them of 50 percent of wood
cut, which at their prices is $.20 per
cord, and means a royalty of that
amount which has to bo paid tho favorite nionoplists by the consumers."
Vienna, Aug. 28. ���The death of Prince
Paul Esterhazy, one of the richest
sportsmen in Hungary, is announced.
Prince Paul Esterhazy of Galautha,
Count of Edenstettin and Parohteu-
steiu. was born March 21, 1848, and
was at the time of his death the head
of one of the most illustrious housos of
Europe. Ho was wealthy and it was
asserted about a year ago that he had
married Mrs. Lily Langtry. who had
a short time before obtained a divorce
from her husband m California.
New   York,   Aug.   23.-
59%; Mexican dollars, 40.
-Bar  silver,
Vienna. Aug.28.���News of a terrible
accident to two brothers named Kortnl
has been received here. On Friday
last while making Ihi' ascent of the
Geister-Splite, order Alps, tied together, one of the brothers fell into a
fissure, aud the other brother faced the
all amative of cutting the rope or both
being killed. He cut thc rope and the
brother fell into the mountain torrent
and was drowned.
Naples. Aug. ail.���Vesuvius is again
in a state of active eruption. Four
streams of lava are flowing down the
mountain side at the rate of 400 yards
an hour. Tho chestnut trees on Mount,
Somma hav3 been burned. Constant
explosions are heard in the central
crater, which is vomiting] ashes aud
San Francisco, Aug. 28.���News has
just been received here from the Orient
to tho effect that early in July there
was a battle between rebels at Wu
Chow and imperial Chinese troops in
which the former were victorious.
Over 1500 troops were slain and their
bodies thrown into the river.
r&lte J-liner.
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The approaching conference at
Quobec is exciting a widespread interest, aud great results are expected from
its deliberations. Canadian relations
with the United States have not always been of the most satisfactory
nature in the past, and there aro several differences of opinion existing
between the two nations Jwhich haye
rom time to time boen productive of
considerable friction.
British Columbia lias a vital interest
iu several of the questions to bo decided, aud considerable pressure is
being brought to bear upon the provincial government to send a_ representative to the conference. The premier is
understood to favor the proposal, so
there is every probability of this important stop being taken. Such a
representative would not take a personal part in the deliberations, but he
would be present and his duty would
consist in impressing upon the Canadian representatives the importance
of any of British Columbia's claims
that might seem in any danger of
being overlooked. He would also be
in a position to afford any information
of a local or technical nature that
might be needed for tho proper eluci.
dation of the questions in dispute.
Some of the questions that most interest British Columbians are the alien
labor question, the suggested reciprocity in the matter of mining rights and
the vexed question of pelagic sealing.
The inner history of tlie agitation
against the right of Canadian sealers
to hunt seals in tho Bebring sea would
make most interesting reading, were
it ever made public. The American
public has no interest whatever in tho
question, the agitation having been
initiated and sustained by a small
clique of capitalists who are desirous
of obtaining the monopoly of this extremely lucrative industry. The outcry of tho approaching extermination
of the seal herds has been used as a
stalking horse by theso astute intriguers, who have found that they cannot
control the price of tho skins so long
as they have to meet Canadian competition.
There aro botween 8000 and 9000 persons in British Columbia directly dependent ou this industry, uot to men
tion the capital invested in schooners
and the various appliances used in
carrying it on. A memorial sotting
forth tho claims of the Canadian sealers, and the difficulties that have been
placed in their way in the past, has
been despatched to the commissioners,
who no doubt will give it the attention
it deserves. In thc event of pelagio
sealing being stopped, they claim a
substantial indemnity, and no fair
minded person can deny that their
claim is ju.lt.
boats down somo rapids near Dawson
City, tlie truth of tlio matter being
ihat* though there were men who had
stationed themselves at the rapids in
the hope of making money by noting
as pilots, nobody was obliged to em
ploy them unless they wanted to. In
a despatch we print today will be
found another of these wild accusations. The officials are apparently accused of granting a monopoly of all the
available cord wood. This in doubt
will be eventually explained or contradicted, hut in tho meantime the ery
is taken up for party purposes hy
partisan journals, and another blot on
the fair fame of Canadian administration is the result.
Tooth Brushes,
Hair Brushes,
and Cloth  Brushes,
Jfcfr      nlso Good Value in Sponges
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C,
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Official Directory.
GovernorGonoral -        Karl of Aberdeen
Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member Houbbot Common;, Dominion Parlia-
menl. West Kootenny Hewitt Bostock
Lieut.-Governor Hon T It Mutinied
Premie! - Hon .1 If Turner
Attorney-General - Hon ll M Alberts
Com of Lands and Works Hon G H Marl in
Minister Mines and Kduealion Ilon .las linker
President Exoeutive Counoil Hon C K Pooley
Members Legislative Assembly tor West Kootenay���North Hiding J M Kellie
South Riding                - J F Hume
Considerable comment has been
elicited in the city by the report of the
eity council meeting which appeared
iu our last issue, and which contained
the news that, another of the by-laws
was bad. The original tire limit bylaw had been previously pronounced
invalid, and the city was thereby
rather heavily mulcted in costs. No
doubt the city council is well   advised | 0fder8 ^ mal1 t0 any branch wi" have careful and PromPt attention.
in having the by-laws  revised, but it    	
is scandalous that such action should
bo necessary at all. Whoever litis been
drawing up the oity by-laws is evidently not up to his work, and we, are
curious to know who drafted them.
There is more than a rumor in town
that our  omniscient   mayor has boen | and all Ihose who are trying to avoid the he��t of the cook stove these warm ikys
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, Few Denver and Slocan City.
trying his hand at drawing up laws,
not feeling the need of legal assistance. Iu tho interests of the city it is
desirable that it should be known who
is responsible for this series of blunders, and we would be gratified if the
city council or tho late city solicitor
will inform us who it was that drew
up these notable enactments.
dnyH hv nsinir Mimethuig'tasty in the line (.f Corned Meats, Fish and Poultry
will lie greatly relieved nud wonderfully benefitted by looking over the
following list.    AVe mention a few of the moat  popular lines
all in tins ready for use.
< ei'K il iteei'. Kiinsi liter. Chipped Dried Keel, Kolled Mutton. Rons)
Million (iiirH Tongue, Lnitlb*K Tongue, Hull.a ICnhbll, -Thicken rale,
Partridge rale, Wild llucb rule. Boned Chicken, Hurl; ami Tiir
lii.v. Moi inn's Kippered Herring, Smoked llalllml, >liirslinU'ii
Hciitch iieri'ina nnd Finnan iimiilic'--, Lobster, Bportsinen Sardines,
Knrdlues in Mustard, vig* i'eet also Bnuoes, IMckles,Catsups, Dressa
lugs. Soups,  tttr., lie.
J K Stroohan
K A Crease
A  F McKinnon
xv .1 Thompson
Jobn Hamilton
T M Ward
111'. Lallan
A. L. M'Cullooh
Have you tried tin1 Geneva Sausage in Tins, very line.
Prompt delivery to nil purls of the city and special attention to Mail Orders.
. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
The litigation over the Le Roi miue
is assuming a novel and interesting
aspect. So far tho majority of the
stockholders and the 15. A. C., seem
to ibe getting tho best* of it in the
Canadian courts, whilo tho minority
appears to prevail beforo the American judges. The Turner faction have
obtained an injunction in Spokane
restraining.thu trustees from -Jelling
the control of the stoek to tho B. A.
O,, but it is said that this can be
evaded by transferring the stoek to an
individual who would pass it over to
the English company. In the meantime the 1!. A. O. has got the mine
whieh is after all the chief thing, and
unless the receiver is ejected they will
proliably be able to force tho minority
to como to terms. Both parties intend to right the matter out to a finish ,
in tho court, and as there is no lack ofj OFFICE AND YARD C.   P.   R.  STATION
funds on either side, a   protracted and I
interesting   legal   battle   may   bo  ex- \
If the Supreme courl:  judge   in \ ic- I ' '
toria who is trying the  Electric Light j     ,AIMM' MF1ME " M Mi��' As500' 0orawail'
by-law   caso   could   take a trip over to j MINING ENGINEERS AND ASSAYERS
Mayor - John Houston
Aldermen- Chas Hillyer, W Y Teetzel, .1 A
Gilker, J J Malone, K 1' Whalley, Thos .Mad
City Clerk
l'olleo Magistrate
Ohlef of l'olleo
chief of Fire Department
Water Commissioner
Health Oflleer
Cily Englnoor
City oounoil moots every Monday, II p.m., at
eity hall, eor Victoria and Josephine -it*
Ur. K C Arthur. Ur. O A II Hall, Geo Johnstone.   Principal���J R Oreen.
President J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President - James Lawrence.
Scey-Treas. ��� John A Turner.
President John A. Tumor
Vlce-Pres, \V. A. Jowett,
Beoretary D, MoArthur
Treas. A H Clements
Medleal Supt. . Dr. O. A 11 Hall
S.UII p.m
8.110 a.m.
I.no p.m
6.00 p.m.
United Statos, Ontario, Que,
beonnd Eastern Provinces
Points on N. Si Y. S. line.
Victoria and Roasland.
New  Denver, Sandon and
sloean Lake Points.
Kaslo and Kootenay LakeJ
Kossland.   Trail,    Nakusp,
Itobson, poinls on main line
c. P. It..   Vanoouver and
2,30 p.m.
7.ta a.m.
7.00 a.m.
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regulat
prices and carry Rouijh and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.nv, Gonoral
Delivery,8 a.in.  lo 8 p.m.;   Registration, 8.311
a.m. lo7 p.m.; Money Orders and Bavlngs Hunk
ll u.in. lo I |i.iii.; Sunday 1 hour (111 to 11 a.in).
.1. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies w J Goepel
Oold Commissioner - O. O. Dennis
MiniiiK Rbcordor Tax Col
Collector of Customs
Provincial Assessor
County Court J mine
Inspector of Schools
lt F Tolmie
Geo. Johnstone
John Keen
J A Forin
William Hums
Nelson one of these [dark nights, ho
would not need Mr. Bodwell's arguments to holp him to come to a decision.
Opposite Phair Hotel.
NELSON, B.C. P. O. BOX 583.
Extended experience in Chile and German
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Reports and valuations on mineral proportics
Underground survoying and mine plans kept
up hy contract.
Wo hnvo not had an opportunity of
perusing tho Klondike Nugget, nn
unti-Oanadian rag published at Dawson by a gentlenian from Seattle, which
latterly has been acquiring a certain
amount of notoriety, but from the
quotations which appear from time to
time in other papers it seems to bo a
most scurrilous and untrustworthy
publication. Disgusted at seeing his
compatriots compelled to contribute to
the expenses of governing tho country
whero they aro rapidly making fortunes, the editor of tho paper seems to
Kpeud his timo concocting lies about
tho government offioials who, amid
great difficulties, are endeavoring to
do their duty in that inhosptiable
oountry. The Nugget was responsible
for the statement���among others���that
the local officials had granted certain
parties tho exclusive right of  piloting
Ymir Camp Going Ahead Rapidly and
Good Strikes Being Made.
Ymir, Aug. S3.���The sawmills at
this place and Salmo aro kept busy
supplying the mills and concentrators
witli lumbor and men are needed
A big strike has been made on the
Big Horn group on Hidden creek. The
owners aro buildiug a trail and ore
will be packed out and shipped immediately. This is one of tho biggest
strikes ever made in the Ymir district.
Ymir is still on the boom and men
aro in demand, Miners are wanted at
the Porto Rico; mill men at the Ymir,
and miners are wanted at different
G. Frank Boer has started the building on First avenue, that will be
occupied by the DosBrisav Jobbing
Fred Richardson   is trying to secure	
a force   of  men   to   start* work on the I ���
Dewey on Tamarac mountain, This -r\ t^ti IT TlTl/TT)"1711)
claim adjoins the Tamarac and several I K H, Vl H, IUI h Pi ll.
big assays have been secured lately ! I\����jl��lUlVlUUlli
H. ,T. Evans & Co., of Nelson, are interested with Mr. Richardson in this
Professor Garvin aud Dougald Cameron, of tho Ymir Development Co.,
left with several milling engineers
this morning to examine tho Union
Jack on Porcupine crock.
First Class In Every Respect.
Thc best place in the City
to get a good meal from 25
cents up.
Experienced  White   Waitresses Employed.
Tho Boundary Creek Times publishes
a story to tho effect tliat the bank of
Montreal has decided to establish a
branch at Greenwood. People who
are in a position to know say that no
such a conclusion has been reached as
yet. As is well known the officials
have been on a prospecting tour
through the Boundary country with
the idea of locating a branch at somo
town in that district,but the matter of
establishing a branch thero and the
choice of the town are in the hands of
tho board of diroctors of tho bank.
thing to do during the hot
weather   is   to   keep   your
system from running down
are among the best Summer Tunics.
Our Diarrhoea Specific
is a sure cure for Summer
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
In Btock,l,000,OOOfb.of Plooring.Llning
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
>��������� UIIA   HOOKS  AMI     tVIMIOWH   mui:
TU Olllillt
Property Owners.
Do you want the rocks, stumps
or rubbish removed from your
yards, or your lawns levelled
down? II so we can do it for
you. Will work either by day
or by contract.
Address T. \V.
Care "Miner" ollice
"Babcock" Fire Extinguishers
6 GAL. SIZE $30. 3  GAL. SIZE $15.
lnolttding Supply ot Chemical Charges
wiih eaoh.
Warden Capt, N. Fitzstubbs
First Jailer ��� lt. Liddell
Beoond Jailer Ceo. Partridge
Third Jailer - John MoLaren
Senior Guard R,Ince
Church of England���Matin 11a.m.; Keen
Song. 7.H0 p.in. every Sunday. Holy Coininiiii-
ion on 1st. and 8rd Sundays in lhe month after
Matins! on 'ind and till Sunday.'., ul 8 n.m.
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m, Uev. II. S. Ako-
hurst, Hector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
Phksiivtkuian CHURCH���Services at 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2,30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Monday evening at S o'clock. Hev. R, Frew,
Methodist    Church���Corner  Silica  and ���
Josephine Streets,   Services at lla.ni. and 7,30
p. ni. ; Sabbath School, 2.30 n.ni,: Prayer meeting on  Friday evening at 8 o'cloek; Kpworth l
..eagiie O, Y.��� Tuesday at 8 a.m.      Kev. John
Hobson, I'uslor.
Roman CATHOLIC CHufcon���Mass at Nelson]
every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 n.m.; Benediction]
I nt 7.30 to 8 p.m.   Hev. Father Ferland, Priest.   "I
Baptist Church ��� Services morning and j
evening al 1! ii.in, unit 7.:I0 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.in.; Meetings
ure held in the school houso. Strangers eordi-
ally welcomed.   Hev. C. it. Welch, Pastor.
Salvation Army���Services every evenlngl
nt 8 o'cloek in bin-racks on Victoria street.|
Adjutant Mlllncr in charge.
NELSON LODGK, No. 23. A. F. & A.I
M. moots socond Wodncsday in each]
month.   ViHitlng brothren invitod.
G. L. Lknnox, Secretary.
Delivered F. O. B. at Portland, Ore.
The Babcock is the recognized
standard, universally used in the
Fire Department service. Each
tested to 300 pounds per inch;
working pressure 100 pounds per
inch. The Babcock has stood the
test of time. Full line of Fire Apparatus and   Department   Supplies.
I71 (Hi SI  Portland, Ore*
I.  O. O.  F.     Kootenny Lodge I
No. Ill, meets every Monday night,!
at   their  'lull,  Kootenay sfeetj
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
NELSON    LODGK  No. 1!5, K. of   I',
moots in Cnstlo hull,  McDonald hlocl-J
every second and fourth Tuesday evei
ing nl.  8 o'clock.   All visiting knightj
cordially invited,
H. G. Jay, O, C.
(IKO. Hush K. of lt. and S.
NELSON   LODGK.   I. O. Q. T.      Meets il
Castle Hall, McDonald lllock, every Mondnl
evening  al 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars eof
dlnlly inviied, John Tko-ORD,   ,
Chief Templar'
J. F. Jaoobson  Soe|
QUEEN   NO.  21|
SONS    OK     ENGLAND,   meel
second and fourth Wednesday tl
eaoh month at K. of P. Hall, Mal
Donald lllock,   cor. Vernon   ai|
===^'   Josephine streets.   VisitingbreW
rn cordially invited. ERNEST KINO,      I
Chau. 11. FARROW, Worthy Prcsidci|
COUHT KOOTENAY, I.O.K., NO. 3138 moil
lst nnd 3rd Wodncsday in each month in 111
K of P Hall. F XV Swanell, C. 1). S. O. R.i JI
Green, C.R.I J. Purklss, Secy.
NKLSON LODGK, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., moi
overy Thursday in tho 1,0.0.F, hall. F T
Swanell, M,W.: W Hodson, Heo.-Sec; J. L
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Hcceivcr 1
P. M. W. "
NKLSON L.O.L. No. 1092 meets in the Hi
Donald hlock ovcry Thursday evening alf
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invitij
John Toyo W.M.; t, J. Bradley, R,3. THK MINER, WEDNESDAY,   AUGUST 24,  1898.
Itl'lt-r    Mention     ill'    Happen iiu*-   In   Hie
nisi iin Daring the rn*i
F."it Buys.
Miss Buckley left yesterday evening ���
I'm- a business trip tu Broolclvu.
Mr. ami Mrs. II. .1. ('amble, Victoria, are registered at the Phair.
I'. Hickliug, 14. Saucrofl linker, ,1.
M. Rye Smith, Rossland*, fire registered
at the Hume.
Rev. H. Irwin of Kosslanil who
spent yesterday iu the city, left last
night for home.
Geo, S.   Waterloo   and   Dr. Marcus
Johusou <if Loudon, Englaiid,ure n-^is- !
tered at the Phair.
" H. G. McCulloch returned yesterday
from  a trip   through   the Trout  lake j
country on mining business,
R, M. Smith, a conductor on the 0, I
P. R., died suddenly at the Medicine |
Hat hospital last week.
Archie Maiuwariug-Johuson, of tho
legal firm of Macdonald & Johnson
returned last nielli from a visit lo
Southern California.
M. J, Haney and party lefl yesterday evening to look over the construction department of tho Robson-Pontic-
ton branch of the 0. N. P. railway.
Mrs. Wailds left yesterday evening
for a two months' visit to Toronto,
Mr. Wailds accompanied her as far us
Revelstoke on the main line ofthe
('. P. R.
Geo E, Buffi n, St. Louis; Dr.
Marous Johnson, London, Eng. ; Geo,
S. Keed, Portland; ,f. II. Brock, Winnipeg; A. H. Sparry, Spokane, are
registered al  the Phttir.
.7. Viok, representing \\'. II. Price
of Victoria, sole agents for the Stempel
Fire machine is in the city and will
give au exhibition this evening in
front* of the Queens hotel.
The UlOOUlight excursion lo Balfour,
on Monday evening next, undor the
auspices of the ladies of the Romau
Catholic  church,   promises  to  be    a
great, success as a large number of
tickets are already sold.
A union picnic of the Presbyterian
and Baptist Sundny schools will be
held to Balfour on Thursday noxt,
August 2h, by the steamer International, The steamer haves the city
wharf at 8 o'clock, tickets $1, children
Mr. W. II. McCarthy of the Montreal Loan company lefl yesterday
evening for lioiiic. Mr, McCarthy intends spending a few days al the national park nt Banff and on his return
to Montreal will report favorably on
Nelson as a point I'm- his company to
do business.
In the Northwest Territories duck
shooting begins on Thursday, Aug. 23.
Chicken and partridge shooting begins
on Sept. h"> and lasts until Dec, 15,
Plover, snipe and sandpiper shooting
began on August, I aud continues to
Jan. 1, (leese may be shot at any
Ciuiii   &   Co.,   stationers   of    Port
Steele, East* Kootenay, li. 0,, have
issued an excellent map of the Fort
Steele section of Easl Kooienay, showing flu- line of the Crow' 's Nest railway from the Rockies to Kootenay
lake, the principal gold and silver
mines and the. celebrated coal mines.
All of   tho Chicago morning   papers j
have raised   their price to  two cents a |
copy.    The   increased price   of   white j
paper as well as the  enormous .expense
attached to gathering the news,especially of the war, has made the one-cent ���
morning daily   nu impossibility  as  a
money maker.
A number of Fort Steele people have
been in Wardner the past few days for
the purpose of seeing a (rain of cars
nml a ruilroad track. Among them
was J. G. Shier, who gol dead struck
on the proposition ami remained over
two days to listen lo the looting of the
engine. To people living in Fort
Steele a railway train will always be a
novelty. ���International,
The Trail smelter now owned und
operated by the Canadian Paciiic
Hallway company, is again in opera-
lion, having in iis two copper furnaces
a capacity of 350 tous a clay, and between twenty anil thirty thousand tons
of mc is nn land awaiting treatment,
so thnl there will be a long and steady
run. Tin-power used is now wholly
electric, which is expected to make a
great, saving, a part of which it is
reasonable to expect will go to the
An   Eagle   Creek   Property   Changes
Hands for n  Large Sum.
The Eureka, on Eagle creek, about a
milo from the Kelson-Ponrmun. and
four miles from Nelson, hns been sold
lo VV. II. Walls, a member of the
Toronto board of trade, for 180,000.
The sellers are William Swerdifiger
mul Vi. P. Leitch, who received a cash
payment of 18,000 yosterday. The deal
was put through by ,7. If. Patterson &
Co., and Louis DeVoin. The purchaser
was represented by <;. C. Longstreet,
who expects lo put a crew ill work on
the proporty immediately.
The Eureka is a free milling proposition, traversed by two leads, one of
which has been exposod by nu open
out six feet bv 80 feet in size, which
proves it to be about I* inches wide
upon the surfaco. The other vein,
winch is the main lend on (he claim,
is live feot wide, mid is opened by a '.'0
foot, shaft, showing quarts! assaying
from s|.) io $20 in gold, All tho quarts!
which wns crushed and panned showed
stringers of gold.
Important  Business  Transacted
Meetiug at tho  Fire Hall.
Those interested in local baseball
hi til a meeting last night at the Fire
Hall, at which various financial matters were settled and some important
motions were passed.
The treasurer first reported a surplus
on hand of $*IS derived from the sale of
tickets for the recent excursion to
MarciiB, It was then decided to adopt
a club uniform, und a ven suitable
and stylish combination of colors was
chosen. The suits will be composed of
dark grey shirts aud pants, while tho
caps, stockings and belts will be of
maroon color. A committee consisting
of Harry Houston. George Partridge
autt Sam Neelands was appointed to
ascertain what suits of the above description can be obtained for in Nelson. The committee will report* on
Tuesday evening, lt is intended at
present to order ten suits.
James Cosgrove, manager of the
Cosgrovc compnny of merry makers,
was present at the meeting with the
objeot of obtaining the patronage of
thc baseball club during their anticipated visit to Nelson. After some discussion it wus arranged that the. Cos-
grove company will show here next
month under the auspices of the Nelson Baseball club. The company,
which conies from Eastern Canada,
has the reputation of giving a first-
class show, and bas met with great
.-uceess in their tour from the east.
They have been playing recently in
Fort Steele and Revelstoke, and expect to be in Nelson on the 22nd of
next mouth. A feature of their entertainment is a projecting kinetoseope.
[   /'fj^7\
They Ran Away  From the War Engh
Ore    Bins.
Eight 0. & W.
War Eagle rock
morning about I
bins at lhe mine,
ore cars laden with
broke loose yesterday
:!I0 o'clock from the
and went  careering
Senator George Turner mnl Colonel
Vi. \V. 1). Turner have sued ihe British America Corporation and tin' Poy-
tou faction of tbe Lo Roi company for
$780,000 damages, alloging conspiracy
lo depreciate tho valuo of Le Roi stock.
The complaint sets forth, says the
Spokesman-Review, nil the fids concerning the Le Hoi (leal Irom its earliest inception anil tells of the wild flight
of lhe trustees across thc stale to
British Columbia fo evade service of
court. Conspiracy nml fraud un'
charged against tin- Ln Roi stockholders who want lo sell Iheir holdings to
llie P.. A. ('., nml llie big corporation
nml ils ollicers nre also charged with
fraud iu endeavoring to obtain control
of the niinc. The clnof argument in
ihe case, however, is that il is unlawful nnd contrary to publio policy for a
foreign corporation to buy the majority or the eonlrul of lhe slock of a domestic corporation.���B. C. Critic
a lot of
ilee (ream Freezers
wliich no well appointed
home should be without
during the warm weather.
We have also constantly
on hand a hill line of" .  .
���lumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
or every description
which we are offer-
ingat very low prices.
The Mines Development Trust nnd
Guarantee company, of Rossland have
concluded the ileal for the Swansea
mine at Windermere, ami ihe Delos
mine on Horse Thief creek, wilh lhe
extension thereon owned by T. Jones.
Mr. Mullhollaud arrived last week
from Rossland with a party to start
work at ouce mi imth properties.
("unrles Parker, the consulting engineer
of the compnny, recently, after  u most
exhaustive examination recommended
the purchase of these properties.
Samples he brought out went us high
ns US per cent iu copper, nnd Ihe average of all the assays showed nbout 17
per cent. There are about 1:2 tons of
nie on the dump, wliich will average
81 per cent copper. The Mines Development compauy intend In bring
out a subsidiary compnny to operate
I the Swansea and Delos.
gaily down the railway line until the
curve liy Ihe Lion brewery was
reached. There the cars jumped off
thc tracks and piled up in a confused
heap by the side of the road. Fortunately no one was on board, for it would
have been a mighty interesting trip for
a passenger until the crash came.
Superintendent Gutelius and P. (i.
Donison, the local agent of the railway company, were busy yesterday
supervising tin-wrecking crew at work
on the accident and the line will probably be free by tonight. At any rate
no inconvenience will result except to
the War Eagle people, as the point of
the wreck was above the C. &. Vi.
station and is used only by the
mine's ore trains.
It, is likely that the War Eagle will
resume shipments tomorrow. The
cars iverc standing on the track by the
loading bins nt tlie mine and were in
charge of the mille employes, not of
the railway, when the accident occurred. There was no engine attached
lo the truin at the time,and the brakes
seemingly slipped, and the cars, once
Started, shot down the grade until the
wreck occurred,���Rossland Miner.
Perhaps during the
excitement your supply of Printed Stationery has heen
used up. If so we
shall be pleased to
fill an order for you.
To Eastern and liuropean Points.
To Pacific Coast ancl Transpacific Points.
To Rich and active Mining' Districts   of Klondike and Yukon.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Wednesday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points
Tickets  issued through and Bag--
g'dgc checked to destination.
Iii Carload Lots
Slocan Kiver Mills, .Slocun City, B. C.
Sawmill for sale. Correspondence Solicited.
I Vancouver & Nelson, B.C.
Include   Nearly    1',',01)11   Manser
Rifles and Ammunition,
Washington, Aug. 28,���A despatch
received by Adjutant (ieneral Corbin
from General Shaffer indicates that,
wilh llie full of Santiago, 28,728
Spaniards surrendered, of this number a few less than 8000 were guerillas
mul volunteers, niakiug the total to be
returned to Spanish ports 21,000,
(ieneral Shaffer recommends that all
the captured Mauser rifles and ammunition for the same be shipped to some
arsenal in the norlh with as little delay ns possible to prevent rust. There
are several millions of this ammunition, ho reports, and probably 10,01)11
lo 12,000 stand of these arms. A large
number of those turned over by llie
Spaniards were Remingtons ami
other inferior weapons, (ieneral Shafter reports that there is no sickness
among the incoming regiments.
"Jaggs has named one of his
twiiis. "
"What does he call it?"
"Dewey Shafter Hobson Schley."
"Why doesn't ho ltniiie the other
"He's waiting to hem- from Miles. "
���Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"The man I marry," said Ihe blonde
widow, "must be a hero. "
"Ho will be," remarked the savage
bachelor, ��� Cincinnati Enquirer.
Iiitci'iiitlioiial Navigation & Trailing Company.
Summer Card. Effective June 20,1898.
Subject to change without notice.
South b'nd.  8.8. International.  North b'nd
Road down Head up
Train Lvs l.OOp.m, Bandon 10.60a,tn, Train Ar
������   Ar   n.l.'i   "     Kuslo     8 im   "        "    Lv
Hunt Lvs. 3.30 a.m. Knslo    S.llll p.m. lieut Ar
"    4..-HI  " Ainsworth 7.80 '
"    6.00   "  I'ilot, Huy 6.45 '
-���    5:111  -   Balfour   8.10	
������     Ar   0.40   - 5 Milo l't. 5.28	
"      "     7.15   "    Nelson    I.I.i    " "   Lv
Train "   10.05p.m. N'thport I.ii   "  Train   "
'���     "   11.20   " Itosslnnd 12.05 a.m.   "        "
"    "    ii.io  " Spokane  8,80	
Sandon-Kaslo  (ruin daily.   Hoat and    Spokane train dally except Sunday,
8. 8. Alberta.
Truin Lvs 1.0(1 p.m. Sandon 10.51) a.in. Train Ar
'���    Ar   3.48   "     Kaslo    8.00   " "    Lv
Hoat Lvs  5.00   "     Kaslo     1.00   "      HoatAr
"     11.20  "Ainsworlli ll.lo p.m.     "      "
"     7.00   " Pilot Huy 11.110 '
"   10.01)   "  Kuskon'k 8.110   "
"   12.00 111. Gout Itiverll.oi	
"      "     1,0011.111. Honndary 8.00   "
"Ar      8.011   " B'rs Kerry 2.00   "
Truin Lv ll.lo  " B'ra Kerry 1.15   "
"   Ar  2.15 p.m. Spokane 7.50 a.111
SaiKlon-Kiislo train daily,   Honl, leaves Kuslo
for above  poinls Tuesdays and   Saturdays
Returning on Wednesdays anil Sundays.
"     Lv
I'l-iiin Ar
"      Lv
Special Kootenny lako Service.
Commencing20 June, 1808.
on Monday, Thursday and  Friday  s. s
Alberta will leave Knplo5p.m., for Ahisworth
I'ilot. Uny and Nelson.
Leaving Nelson s n.m., Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday for Pilot Huy, Ainsworlli nnd  Kaslo,
calling at all way poinls.
(All times nre subject lo change without notice.
Meals unit berths not Included,
Passengers on s. s. International from Nel
son, Spokane, elc., for points on Kootenay
Lake south of I'iloi, Hay. will connect al, that
point with IheS. S. Albcrtn.
Passengers for Nelson via S. S. Alberta, from
points south of I'iloi, Hay. ean, by arrangement
wilh purser, have slop-over at I'ilot Hay or
Ainsworlli, or connect witli S. S. International
at Kaslo.
Tho company's steamers connect Kooienay
Lako und Slocun points Willi all points in tho
United Slates mul Canada; by way of Spokano
nml Kootenay Itiver.
Tickets sold mul bnggugo checked to all
points liy pursers on steamers or at our ollice.
ii. ALEXANDER, (Ion. Mgr.
1'. O. Hox 122, Kaslo, B.0
Letter Heads,
/��   Bill Heads,  Envelopes,
\f Circulars, 1/
T  Posters. Dodgers, T
1*0 Cards,
ly  Shipping   Tags,    Etc.
are right in our
line of business
and while we do
not claim to do
work at the
cheapest price,
wedo claini to do
Good Work
To  Hossland  and  Main   Line points
0.10 p.m.-Leaves���NELSON���Arrlves-lO.iOp.m
Kootenny Lake���knslo Koute.
Str. Kokanee
Except Sunday. Except Sunday
4   p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���11   a.in
Calling at way porls in both directions.
Kootenny lEIvei- lEonle.
Stb, Nelson,
Mon. Fri. Mon. F
7 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Amves���8.00 p. 111
Tues. Wed. Thitrs. Sat.
7. a m���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���10.80 p.m
Outward connection Pilot Hay wilh Str. Kokanee, bur inward sneh connection made Mon*
liars and Fridays onlv.
Str. calls way por's in both directions whe
Train*;   lo null fnnn   8locim Cily, Sunilon
noil 81oc!in  Luke   i-iiiois.
(Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p. m.
Reduced Rates East
and full information by addressing nearest
locnl agent, or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
Pair Price
We keep in Stock
nearly all Custom,
Legal and Mining
Forms and will print
anything you may
The Daify Miner
is meeting with good
success and if not on
our list you should
be. We deliver it to
your home for one
month for one dollar
or six months for
five dollars.
Can   We  do  Business
with You ?
Zhc   fllMner
fl>t(j. & pub. Co.
Trav. Pass. Agent,
Dist. Pass. Agent,
Tenders for tlie purchase of tho property
knownas tho Methodist Parsonage, being lots
15 and Iti, block 10, with Ibe bouse thereon, are
invited by the trustees of the Methodist church.
Scaled tenders addressed to Ibe secretary of llie
board, P. W. iSwannell, Hox 71, must be iu by
August 31st.
Tne lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
The owner of lhe Free Gold, Forty Nine
creek, wants shaft now down 25 feet to bo con-
tinned from 20 to 50 feet deeper, work to bc
done as soon as possiblo. Tenders to be mailed
by September 1st. A proposition to purchase
or develop the prospect for a part inlei-e.-I
would be considered.
J. FOLINSBEE, Stratbroy, Out,
t For One Cent a Word?
I     You can find a buyer for " Any-
Old Thing" it you advertise,
. I ass III1 il   111 Mill-, 'ini nlv.
Alt advertisements in ^ is column ure  ���
. 1 cent a word each insertion. No ad- i
A vcrliscmeiil taken for less than 2n cents. 1
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Oldpapora nt Thk  Minkh !office.   26 ci
por hupdrod.
FOUND.���A small key. National Cash  Hcgi-
tor.   Apply ���'���Miner'' oflice.
MUSIC LESSONS. - On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs. XX'. .1, Aslley, Hobson strei",
two doors west of Stanley.   P. 0. Hox ISO,
SITUATION WANTKII-By a young iiiim
of good address. First, class salesman and
stoek keeper. Understands bookkeeping and
conducting eorrcHiiondenee thoroughly. Six
years experience in a general store, Lwo years
in dry goods. Speaks both langiuige��. Address "M," 271 Hleury St., Montreal, Que.
Baker Street.
10 Men for Roailwork.
Girls for Housework.
l Planer for Sawmill.
,r. H. LOVE.
Some ofthe Questions of tbe
Day Discussed.
Another Nail iu the Ooffin of Yukon Slanders���The Proposed World's Fair.
Political   Notes.
Ottawa, Aug, '-.'i*-.���Hating worked off
11 large amount of superfluous energy
���we were going to say spleen���in reproducing, with every variety of trimmings, the yellow journal yarns from
Dawson City, via Seattle and San
Francisco, it is now occurring to the
ultra-conservative pi'033 to demand an
investigation into the alleged maladministration in the Yukon. With
exquisite appreciation of the British
tair play that declares every man innocent until ho is proven guilty, the
traducers of the minister of the interior and his subordinates in charge
of the government of the gold fields
have accepted every story that reflects
discredit upou the department and
taken for grunted that every charge
und allegation is true.
By far the greater proportion, if uot
the whole, of the stories referred to,
ure traceable to alien miners, who are
taking this means of kicking against
the regulations tliat require them to
contribute towards the maintenance of
law and order in which they are the
greatest beneficsaries, and who imagine
that their disreputable tactics might
bring about the removal of the officials
who are too strict and impartial in
enforcing the regulations. There is,
unfortunately, a certain amount of
truth in the idea that if you throw
enough mud some of it will stick, and
it must therefore he borne in mind that
while on one hand there has uot been
a scintilla of unimpeachable proof of
corruption, claim-jumping, bribery,
extortion, oppression, discourtesy or
wrong doiug of any kind on the part
of a single official, there has on the
other hand, been any quantity of testimony as to the efficiency and high
character of the authorities in charge.
and reiterated, categorical, denial of
these siories of mal-administration.
Haviug demanded an investigation
and having received in reply, not only
the support of the government press,
but the promise of the government
itself that the fullest inquiry shall be
made, would it not be the part of common decency, let- alone patriotic citizenship, to allow the matter lo rest
uutil at least some opportunity has
been given to make the said investigation.
No more far sighted step has ever
been taken in the department of immigration than tho project so successfully
put through under the Hon. Mr. Sir-
ton's suggestion, of conducting excursions of newspaper men from the
Northern states through Manitoba and
the North Wesst. Scores of newspaper
meu froinWisconsin,Michigan and Minnesota have been spending two weeks
in personal contact with the magnificent possibilities of our great west
country and now scores of newspapers
in thoso states aro telling hundreds of
thousands of readers of the illimitable
possibilities of the eountry only a
couple of days journey from them.
When we remember "that probably
nine-tenths of that constituency are of
the very class of sturdy farmers that
will make the grandest settlers, we ean
begiu to realize what the net result of
that little holiday trip is likely to be.
One does not realise how absolutely
ignorant onr neighbors are even today,
of the actual conditions, Une paper
says: "We thought Canada a worthless wilderness, and Canadians cold,
unsympathetic and selfish"; another
refers to "our pre-coneeived notion of
Manitoba as a land of liaraen prairie,
Indians, half-breeds and rebellion" ;
While a third speaks in superlatives of
the "vast areas of arable land waiting
settlement and cultivation, the grandeur of the scenery, and the fraternal
spirit of the Canadian people. " These
are but samples of scores, nay hundreds of like allusions, for many of the
papers are running a series of letters
upon what the editors saw during
thtir trip.
Wide spread attention is being attracted to the proposal to hold a
world's fair in Canada at the com-
nieneeiuent of the 20th century. Tlie
project is an immense one, and the
Toronto papers are performing valuable public service in securing the
candid opinions of experienced public
men thereon, for, to be successful, it
would requiro to be carried out on a
scale greater than anything ever before attempted in the Dominion. The
advantages to bo expected from the
scheme would be the splendid advertising that Canada wonld receive
throughout tho world, and the excellent facilities that would be offered to
tens of thousands from other countries
to visit the Dominion, and personally
judge for themselves of its unrivalled
opportunities and resources.
Standing up ou the.   threshold  of an
era  of   unparalleled   prosperity    and
progress Canada's greatest need today
is to become better  known to the out.
j side world.
To us who are familiar with the j
actual state of affairs here, the ludic-
ious ignorance existing abroad is
scarcely conceivable. We are producing, in yearly increasing quantities,
vast stores of natural products, particularly agricultural and mineral, for
which new markets must be found. If
a world's fair would assist in opening
up these markets, supplementing the
untiring efforts of tho federal and provincial authorities, it will be well
worth the time, trouble aud cost; if
however,    the   proposed   exhibition is
t simply to offer facilities to the foreign
exhibitors to display their goods, Oan-
; ailinn interests will only derive a
minimum of benefit. That every dollar, judiciously spent in placing the
resources of the Dominion before the
purchasing nations of  the world, is a
| gilt-edged investment, no one will
question, and onr governments are today alive to it's importance. This
more ambitious project of bringing the
purchaser   here,   is   a  departure from
: the old lines, and in view   of   all that
i is involved therein, must be most cau-
i tiousiy entered upon.
The outcome  of   tlie present discus-
I sion will be watched with great interest throughout the Dominion, and if il
I be decided   to go ahead and   make the
I experiment, Canadians,from Halifax to
Victoria, may be relied upon to stand
shoulder to shoulder in making lhe exhibition a magnificent national success.
There is a pathetic interest attaching to the post mortom anouiu-ement
which has recently appeared to the
effect thut the holy see was aliout to
confer upon the late Archbishop Walsh
of Toronto, the scarlet hut left vacant
by the death of Cardinal Taschereau.
Protestant and Roman Catholic unite
in admitting that the high honor could
not have fallen on more worthy or
more competent shoulders. While it is
distinctly intimated that the position
is now entirely open, the Vatican having no second choice, there is a very
persistent rumor that Archbishop
Luhuymel of Ottawa is tlie most likely
The press  comments  upon   the  appointment of Lord Minto  as   our next
governor-general,   have   included    the
i mild criticism that he has had little
experience in statescraft.   The trouble
. that   our     conservative   friends    liad
i with Lord Abeideen was that he was
too experienced a statesman and knew
I when to veto an attempt to abuse the
constitution. .lust now Canada is in
no need of imported statesmen. The
native brand holding the reins of gov
eminent is proving most thoroughly
1S98      PROVINCIAL      1838
Pints, Quarts and Half Gallons.
nniler the direction et
The Royal Agricultural and Industrial
Society of British Columbia.
OGT. 5 to 13 Inclusive i
Milk Pitchers
Pie and Pudding Dishes. X
and a Full Line of CHINA & GLASSWARE
Tea Pots all Sizes
Butter Crocks
Groceries, Summer Beverages, Etc.
in conjuotion wltti tho
Citizens'Grand Yearfu Celebration
8 PRIZES  ffl
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables every morning.
Special attention to Mail Orders.
The I'lemiiim List is IhoLai-gost
ever oll'ereil Wesl nf Toronto.
Kirkpatrickand Wilson, 2d*
r St.      Tel. io.
Pyro-Spcctuailat- Bombardment ol Santiago
de Cuba nml Blowing up of the "llulne."
uweil by an up-to-ilato Firo Works Display,
wbtoll Iiiih been speeiiilly secured for r'our
XiK'iits nt un oiioriuouH oxponso.
Lacrosse and Baseball Matches, Bicycle neet, Aquatic, Sailor and
Caledonian Sports, Promenade
Concerts, Horse Races.
Dog Show.  Open to the World.
The Finest Bauds in the Province
will provide Music.
Special rules over nil Railway and
Steamboat. Lines.
No entrance fees charged for Kx-
Premium Lists, Entry Forms, and
full Information on application to
Chairman Col, rom. Secy. Col, Com.
I'res. It. A. ,'i I. Foe      Secy. R. A. Sc 1. Soc.
Exhibition Commissioner,
Repaired, AHorod, Cleaned, Pressed
una Dyed by 'he Nkw Process at
Uoasonable Prices,
STEVENS,  The Tailok.^
will be given at
Thur&dau  Evening  Sept.  1st,
All are Cordially Invited.
ItooM 9. IIii.i.vicu lli.ic,  NELSON.
1'. 8.���Ladies Wool Dress Goods Sponged
boforo Making Up.
Waif Paner,      Sporting Goods
��   Hammocks,   ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic Supplies
Thomson Stationery Co.
NOTICE la hereby given that tho partnership
heretofore existing between J, S. Mcltlelliunl
nml 11. ll. Ashcroft under the llrm name of
Aslierofl. Si McClelland is this day dissolved
by mutual consent, .J. S. MoOlolland retiring.
II. I). Ashcroft still continues lhe business and
is liable for all indebtedness from Aug. 1, All
outstanding accounts must be paid to the firm
of Ashcroft Sc McClelland on or before Aug.
15. And all accounts against the llrm must be
presented bv that, date.
Nolson, IJ. 0.. Aug. lith, 1898,
Maiinfaerurers of
hits taken over the practice ol'
Dr. H. K. Hall ancl is prepared to i\o all kinds of Dental
Work   by latest methods.  .  .
Iti-iiKin Hill Klni'l. linker 81.
Clnli'.iiiii   Elol HprlllgH   Miller   ti'iillill ami
Mimnli'il lo llie Trade.
GOING WKST, Daily            GOINS East.
Leave 8.00 a, tn. Kaslo          Arrive ft.60 p.m,
Mill a. in. South Fork       "      11.16 p.m.
"     9.8Q a. in. Sproulo's            "      2.16 p.m.
"      11.51 a, ni, Whitewater     "      ii.UO p.m.
"    10.011 a. in. Bear Lake        "      1.48 p.m.
"    10.18 a.m. McGuigan          "      1.113 pm.
"    m.:isii. ni. Cindy Junction   "      1.12p.m.
Are.   10.50 a. in. Sainton          Leave   1.00 p.m.
Leave 11:00a.m.   Sandon
Arrive 11:20  "       Cody
ROBT. HIVING,        GF.O. F
2B1I G. fi Si V. 'X
Arrive 11:45 a.in.
Leave  11:25  "
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   nnd  see   us.
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or Quebec
Heaver Lino- Lake Huron Aug.  II
Heaver Line���Lake Superior    Aug. Ill
Dominion Lino���Vancouver Aug. ii
Dominion Line- Scotsman Aug, 18
Allan Line���Californian July 2S
Allan Line   Nuinidian Aug.   4
From New York
While Star Line���Teutonic Aug.  3
White Star Lino���Britannic Aug. 10
Cunard Line���Lucanla Aug. ii
t'uiiiTil Line   Klrnria Aug. IU
Allan State Line   State of Nebraska... .Aug,26
Allan Stale Line -Mongolian ..Aug. 12
Anchor Line   Fnrnessiii Aug. 20
Anchor Line���Anehoria Aug. 13
Cabin, $45.00, $60, Si>o, S70 S80 and upwards.
Intermediator tSi.OUani upwards
Steerage. $22,50 and upwards,
Passengers ticketed through to all points In
Great Britain or Ireland, and at special! f low
rales to all parts of lhe European conti.lent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all poind
Apply   to  GEO.   S.   BEEU,   C.P.K.   1 eke.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STIT'I
5541   General Agent, C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg.
Subscribe for The Miner
One Year
Half Year
One nonth
Notice is hereby L'iven that sixty (llel days
aftei date I intend lo apply to the diet Com.
missioncr of Land and Works for permission to
purchase three hundred and twenty (320) acres
unreserve crown land, more or less:
Commencing at a stake marked "H. W.'s N.
E. north-east corner", thence eighty (K0) chains
south; ihence forty (101 chains west; thence
eighty 1801 chains north; ihcnco forty (40)
chains east to point of commencement; situated
near the head of Kokanee Creek about ten
miles from Kuotoi ay Lake, Nelson Mining
Division, West Kootenny District.
Dated tliis 2nd August 181)8.
Nelson, 1). C, Aug. 2,1808.
���   ���   ���
for Nobbiest and best and Save KASH.
Are Saving Money every day
on tbeir Hardware Bills by
allowing us to figure with  them.
Get Our Prices Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Tel. Nu. It.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate anil Cieneral Agents, I'ire anil
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public,  Etc...
FOR SALE  __�������,������
Corner Lot on Vernon St., with Building, 12 Lota in Hlock
���I IF���Cheap,   2 Lets Cor, Josephine nml Robson.
FOR RENT ___��wv��.*vvw*.
2 Lots mul Dwelling near Oor Stanley St, on Observatory
St., 812 per month. Dwelling On Silica 8t��� near Cedar .St.,
$20 per mouth.   House aud 2 Lois, 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 businesj
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager     |
S. S. Fowler, E. M., i
Mining Engineer    J
Charles D. J. Christie
FOR RENT l roomed House, $11; I roomed House, $15; A5roomed Honl
Furnished, $20,
FOR SALE- A 5 roomed Cottage, Cm-. Kootenay and Observatory stl
painted, hard finish, good fence, 8125D. A l roomed House mnl *l lot
cleared, Addition "A," patch Potatoes, $050. 2 good Lots on Vietoil
St., fenced, two-thirds Beeded, $600,
KiiiDK STREET, NELSON, It. C, oi-riiMii; I'ONT o 1 in]
Call mul see our New Acetylene (las Machine,
PABST : : : I    A Tr��aI wiu c��nviii
that the World's Leadiil
Beer loses none of its go\
qualities by being bottll
in our own country.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.
Victoria Street - NELSON, B.


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