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Nelson, British Columbia, Wednesday Morning, August io, 1898.
Eighth Year.
A Shop unequalled anywhere. A Pal-
tern after which all others model. Employing experienced workmen who are
specialists. Make a shoe complete. Replace any worn out part. No delay nor
long waiting. Every job satisfactory or
no pay. Half soling and heeling from
liest Leather al Lowest Prices. Free
Laces. Free Patent Buttons. Free
Hutton Hooks.
Beresford Commissioned by
Chambers of Commerce.
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I Grand July Clearance Sale
We will offer for tlie next ten clays all of our entire stock
at reduced  prices   with  Special   Reductions  on   the
.  .  .  following lines .  .  .
Summer Dress Goods. I Men's
Warm Weather Fabrics. Men's
Ladies Shift Waists. | Men's
Ladies' 1) & A Corsets. ; Men's
Ladies' and Children's Undervests. > Men's
Ladies' Silk and Kid Gloves.
Ladies' Silk and Alpaca Skirts.
Sailor Hats, Half Price,
Washington Ties.
Negligee Shirts.
Fancy Oamhric Shirts.
Black Sateen Shirts.
Men's Duck .and Flannel Suit.-
Men's Straw Hats.
Men's Pants and Overalls.
He Will Investigate rostibilities of Ohina-
Guarantees For Safe Guarding English Oapital There.
Loudon, Aug. !).���The degree of interest and the appreciation of the importance and possibilities of the caso
to whieh England has boen aroused is
evidenced by the action of tho associated chambers of commerce in commissioning Rear Admiral Lord Charles
Beresford, conservative member of
parliament for tho City of York, on
a special mission to China.
Lord Beresford goes to investigate
the prospects of commerce and to roport as to the extent to which tho
Chinese government will guarantee
the safety of British capital already
invested, and tho safety of contemplated investments.
of court was charged and it must be
promptly dealt 'with, but ho did not
see how he could compel the gentlemen
to incriminate themselves, the justice
said however, that the affidavits in the
case should be presented to him tomorrow.
Incidentally it developed today that
Mr. Hooley is ill and that he is unablo
to continue his revelations for some
time to como.
Spain's Reply Will Be Submitted Today���Elaborate Document
Washington, August 0 (11 a.m.)���
The Spanish answer to the American
peace negotiations will be presented
to the government of lhe United States
today. No time will be fixed for Iheir
delivery until the French ambassador
has had time to give careful consideration and study to the reply.
Spain's reply is an acceptance of all
the conditions laid down by the United
States, but Spain presents elaborate
views on each point involved, and the
questions naturally arise as to how
the American conditions can be carried
into execution. Whether these views
will be considered satisfactory remains
to be decided.
Arrangements for New Control of Corbin's Eailways.
President J. Hill cf the Groat Northern
Railway Appoints Kcw Officials
for the B. P. & JSf.
I Our Stock is Complete in House Furnisliinos. j
Popular Opinion Opposed to
Paying the Award.
Italian Admiral Giving all the Timo Pcs-
siblo  -Several   Revolutionists
Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. !>.��� A despatch received here direct from
Oarthagena in the republic of Columbia
today says tho renson of the Columbian
government for not settling delaying
its note iu reply to Italy's demand fer
a settlement of the Cerutti claims is
the apprehension of a popular revo
lutionary movement, wliich it is endeavoring to frustrate. Popular opinion tho despatch adds, is strongly opposed to tho claim, and denounces
President Cleveland's award.
Tho present malcontents are making
capital out of the situation, and several arrests havo already been niade at
Bagoto, but the chiof leaders of tho
revolutionary party have evaded ar-
Tho Italian admiral   is   endeavoring
to facilitate  tho efforts of the government of   Columbia, recognizing  as he
, .\,J-s its   siueeritv of  purpose   and the
���"A&ossity It tho delay.
But. Spain Has  Not  Provided  Transport Ships.
New York, Aug. !).���A special to
the Tribune from Washington says:
��4Tho United States has magnanimously offered their parole to 1800 Spanish naval prisoners, taken after tho
destruction of Admiral Cervera's fleet,
whenever Spain is ready to repatriate
thom. Tho offer however, did not
contemplate tho gratuitous transporting of tho men to Spanish territory as
in the caso of Toral's garrison at
Santiago, but provided only for their
delivery on neutral vessels under
guarantees of security in tho ports
of the United tStates. Perhaps the
Spanish delay is caused by a
difficulty in securing a single transport
at the present timo.
It is the purpose nf tho war department that* the Wade Porto Rico expedition should be abandouod to tl.e
troons of Jacksonville, Chi-'karni'itra
nnd Newport News, and perhaps those
at Manassas,Va., further north. Practice marches will be resorted to in a
considerable degree to improve the sea
lealih of the troops. All the soldiers
at tlie poinls named will not* he moved
but a largo part of thom will receive
orders for the front.
How the  Fast Freight Lines Will  Bo
New York, Aug. 0,��� At a meeting
of the president and tariff officials of
the Vanderbilt lines held at the Grand
Central depot, it has been agreed to
consolidate all the various fast freight
lines operating over the different roads
in the Vanderbilt system into two, the
one to lie composed of the lines in
operation over tlio New York Central
and the Hudson river Railway and its
connections. The former line will
embrace the present Red, White, Midland Blue and ('anada Southern lines,
the hitter the North Shore Despatch,
West Shore line and the Nickel Plate
line. A clearing house will be established at Buffalo to audit* all the accounts and claims for both of tho now
lines as fast as practicable. All agents
west of Chicago and St. Louis will be
liesperion   Lands   Her  Cargo of
Spanish Prisoners.
Gibraltar, Aug. 9.���The steamer
Hcspci'ioii ofjthe Mediterranean branch
of the Anchor line which left Now
York (luring the forenoon of July 24,
having on board SO Spanish prisoners
taken from a Spanish merchantman
captured by au American warship, arrived here today. The Spanish sailors
wero trans-shipped to the railroad, and
conveyed to Algeeiras, a Spanish seaport on the west side of the bay of
London, Aug. 10.���The Times commenting editorially this morning ou
Lord Charles Beresford's mission says:
"Being n man of great ability, sound
sense and good judgment. Lord Charles
Beresford may be expected to get the
bearings of tlio general question with
considerable accuracy. There is more
reason to fear, however, that ho will
tind himself very much in the positimi
of a naturalist who started to give an
account of snakes in Ireland. He will
have to discover what regions are still
left for the employment of British capital in faco of tlio passivo attitude of
England. "
Joseph Barrett Brings Out Dust Worth
Port Townsend, Wash., Aug. 9.���
The steamer Rosalie arrived last night
from Skagway, Alaska, with 100 passengers from Dawson City. Some also
came up the Yukon river via the
lakes. She brings advices from Daw-
sou City up to July 21, and considerable gold dust estimated at $100,000.
Joseph Barrett of Seattle brought out
135,000, others brought out sums varying from $20,000 to $15,000.
Tlie Steamer Monarch arrived at
Dawson on .lulv 28, aud tho steamer
Sovereign on July 211 from St. Micheals.
The Monarch was last reported high
and dry up tho river but the warm
weather caused a sudden rise in the
river and she easily floated oft. The
steamer Joseph Olossatt plying between Dawnon and tho lakes, whilo
trying to run the White Horso canyon
struck a rock and sank in six feet of
water. No lives were lost, and all tho
outfits were saved, though in a rather
damaged condition. It is thought the
steamer can bo floated again, and resume her run. Dawson market is well
supplied with fresh beef at $1.15 per
pound dressed. Mining operations in
the Klondike aro at a stand still and
will continue so until the cold weather
sots in. It is estimated thero are about
25,000 idle men in Dawson City
eagerly waiting for something to turn
up, this number being swelled everyday by arrivals from up and down the
river, thero aro now more pooplo there
than the couutry can support.
Genoral Wade's Division Will Not Go
to  Porto Rico.
Washington, Aug. 9.���A large movement of troops northward is probable.
Third Expedition  Not  Landed Owing
to Heavy Seas.
Manila Bay, Aug. 9.���The United
States monitor Monterey arrived here
today. Manila will fall as soon as the
monitor Monadock comes here, sho i.s
expected next Thursday. Admiral
Dewey's ships are stripping for action.
Owing to the high wind and heavy
seas the troops of tho third expedition
have not yet lauded. Two lighters
were capsized iu an attempt and threo
natives were drowned.
a  Severe
Americans Victorious   Aftei
Hong Kong, Aug. 9.���Advices just
received from Manila show that a
severe engagement took place, on July
ill between the Spaniards and tho
Americans near Manila. The latter
wc.ro victorious, and had 11 killed and
!37 wounded.
Thieves   Murder  a   Kussian   Princess
and Plunder  tlie House.
London, Aug. 9.���The Vienna correspondent of the Daily News says
that it* is reported from St. Petersburg
that a baud of thieves entered the residence of Princess Chunkaloff near
Siemforpol, the capital of tho govern
mont of Taurida. They foully murdered the princess and her two lady
companions, strangling them in their
sleep, and then, after pillaging the
house of its valuables, decamped.
Secretary of State. Declines to State
Its Nature.
Washington, August 9.���More than
twenty four hours after it had begun
to reach Washington, the Spanish note
in answer to tlie president's peace conditions was piesented at ihe Whito
House by the French ambassador.
What the nature of the answer was
can only be conjectured at this stage.
Tlie secretary of stato at the conclusion of the conference made the formal
s ateinent that nothing whatever could
lie said on the subject. Tbe confer-
ei.c i lasted ono hour and thirty-five
This prolonged discussion was believed to indicate that the Spanish
answer is not satisfactory in all
ri speuts, though in what it fall* short
of meeting the president's expectations
it is impossible to say. It was felt by
the observers that had the answer been
a complete acceptance of the American
terms the answer would have been
mado public.
Madrid, Aug. 9.���It is said that as
soon as tho American reply is received
Senor Sagasta will nominate tho peace
commissioners. El Liberal says the
government received an offor from
England to mediate. Tho offer was
favorably regarded, but not accepted.
El Liberal remarks furthor: The ap-
pearanco of a large British squadron
near Gibraltar is clear evidence pf au
understanding if not an alliance, between England and tho United States.
San Francisco, Aug. 9.���Senator
Morgan and tho Hawaiian commission
aro quoted by the Call as saying that
ex-President Dole will be tho flrst
governor of Hawaii, and not Minister
Sewell as recently reported. The senator added ho had thc best reason to believe that Admiral Millar was carrying
Dole's commission to the island.
Application for an Order to Examine
Lord   Delaware.
London, Aug. 9.���Counsel for the
receiver of tho estate, of Ernest Terah
Hooley. the company promoter, applied to Justice Wright in tho bankruptcy court today, for an ordor calling
for the examination of tho bankrupt,
Earl Delaware, and Messrs. Broadly
Rucker and Bradshaw, by tho justice.
All tho persons mentioned are concerned in the alleged effort to bribe Mr.
Hooley as to his testimony in tho matter of the large sums of money which
ho is said to havo paid during tlio
courso of his company promoting.
Justico Wright said a serious contempt
Pokin, Aug. 9.���(treat Britain, it is
asserted has adopted a firm attitude in
tho mattor of the railway concessions
in China.
The situation has now cleared, unless Russia niakos a counter move.
There is general satisfaction in tho
British settlements.
New York, Aug. 9.���Bar silver,
59*t��; Mexican dollars, 54%.
Copper, firm, lake, broker's price,
11.68M ; exchange, $11.50 to $11.75.
Lead, very firm, broker's price,
$ii. 80; exohange $4. oo.
Tin, firmer; Straits, $10.25.
Northport, Wash., Aug. 9. ���The now
gravity tramway being put in by tho
Lo Roi company, for carrying the lime
rock from tho company's quarry to tho
smelter, a distance of about 3000 feot,
is nearing completion.
Bismark. N. D., Aug. 9.���The largest part of tho town of Bismack was
destroyed by fire last night. The fire
started near the Northern Pacific depot
which was destroyed. The total loss
is estimated at $200,000.
Aug.    9.���A
Cavite  dated
San Francisco, Cal.,
special to the call from
August tho 6th, says:
"Tho transports wliich sailed from
Snn Francisco with General Merritt arrived today, the monitor Monterey has
also arrived.
Madrid, Aug. 9, 4 P. M.���The queen
regent has signed a decree for the payment of tho external dobt and authorizing tho conversion of the debt, and
providing for an increase in tho note
issuo of the bank of Spain.
The Spokesman-Review in its last
issue gives the following account of
the details of the transfer of the Corbin
President James J. Hill, accompanied by Chief Engineer Miller, of
the Great Northern system, arrived in
the city from Seattle early yesterday
morning, gave D. C. Corbin the list of
men ho wanted elected officers of the
Corbin roads, now tho property of the
Great Northern, aud left late iu the
aftornoon for St. Paul. He is traveling in his special train. His stay
here had to do only with the transfer
of the properties of the Great Northern. He was busy most of thc time,
had several talks with J. D. Farrell
but declined to give time to reporters.
As usual, ho declared that he had
nothing to say that Spokano peoplo
would be interested in.
During the morning Mr. Corbin the
retiring president of the Spokano Falls
& Northern railway and other roads
in tho system, convened a meeting of the
trustees of tho S. F. & N. and the
Columbia & Red Mountain Railway
companies at his offices in the terminal
depot building. He there presented
the resignations of himself and trustees
and proceeded to elect the officers and
trustees naui��d by Ki 'Hiii; casting
tho chief voto himself. Officers chosen
wero as follows:
Spokano Falls & Northern���President, James J. Hill; vice president,
Cornelius Shields; trustees, James ,1.
Hill, Cornelius Shields, Frederick
Mason, J. D. Farrell, Will H. Thompson and Thomas G. Thompson.
Columbia & Red Mountain���President, Cornelius Shields; vice president, Will H. Thompson ; trustees,
Cornelius Shields, W. H. Thompson
and J. D. Farrell.
Mr. Shields is to be general manager
of tbe entire system and will occupy
ihe offices until yesterday occupied by
Mr. Corbin. Frederick Mason, named
as one of tho trustees, is a member
of thc firm of Holley, Mason & Marks
Co., of this city. W. H. Thompson is
the western counsel of the Great
Northern, and his home is Seattle.
Thomas George Thompson is manager
of tho Hypotheek bank in this city.
J. D. Farrell is tho well known railroad man and contractor, formerly assistant superintendent of the Great
Meetings of tho other two corporations in tho systems, namely tho Nelson & Fort Sheppard and tho Red
Mountain railway will bo held in a
day or so, respectively at Nelson and
Rossland. Tlie party of officials to conduct tho meetings may go up tomorrow morning. Mr. Corbin is feeling
somewhat indisposed and did not desire to go up this morning.
Austin Corbin 2nd, has resigned as
manager of the Corbin system. George
H. Martin, general auditor, and E. J.
Roberts, chief engineers, havo also
presented their resignations. It is reported that C. G. Dixon, now goneral
agent of the Great Northern in this
city, is to bo made goneral auditor and
traffic manager, and that J. D. Farrell
will accept tho position of chief engineer.
Sovoral of the heads of departments
of the present organization will probably resign, but it is understood that
those whOgdo not will be retained under the new management. All resignations presented wero purely voluntary.
| While the transfer of tho property
to the Great Northern carries with it
all tho land grants and other assets ot
tho system, the lands at Loon lake and
Northport, owned personally by Mr.
Corbin still remain his properly.
, After tho now officers of the Corbin
roads liad been elected yesterday the
employes of other roads spent* much
timo over the telephone and otherwise
poking fun at the employos of tho
Corbin roads, predicting loss of jobs
and reductions of salaries. ''Never
mind that," replied tho F. S. & N.
boys, "you fellows will get swallowed
next," and there is a growing impression that this is a prediction that may
came true.
Bismark, N. D., Aug. 9.���Governor
Briggs of North Dakota, died today of
consumption, J. M. Devine is lieutenant governor. THE MINER, WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST io, 1898.
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A more striking proof of the   impor
taucoof British interests in China,and
of   the   dangers   by   whieh   they   are
meanced conld hardly be afforded than
tho telegram we publish today desorih-
ing the   action  of   the   Chambers   of
Commerco in despatching Lord Charles
Beresford to China, Loth the fact that
the Chambers of Commerce as a body
should havo sent him or anyone at all,
and tho individual   selected   are   alike
extremely    significant.      Such    combined  notion  from such   a quarter   i.s
rare, for tlio Loudon merchants, though
enterprising individually, are as a body
conservative  and  slow to movo unless
deeply impressed with  tho importance
of immediate  action.    Tlie  fact   that
tbeir   choico   is    also   significant,    is
apparent for several reasons.    Admiral
Lord Charles Beresford   is an able and
distinguished naval officer, but is  not
supposed to be   versod   in  mercantile
pursuits, so tho question   immediately
arises, why was ho sont?   The answer
seoms to bo that the English leaders of
commerce  are  privately satisfied that
a Armor attitude and stronger measures
are   noeded   to    properly    safe-guard
British   interests  in  China, and consequently they have chosen a man distinguished for  his advanced and practical ideas as to   tho necessity  of  our
naval  supremacy, aud who, though no
jingo, would not hesitate   to advocate,
if necessary, a   moro virile   treatment
of   the   Chinese   qusstion.    In    other
words, the  money   power  of  London
would  appear   to   wish    to  bc   in   a
position to forco Lord Salisbury's hand
in  his   dealings  with   Russia, should
thoir interest appear  to require it.    If
this viow i.s  correct, this   sending out
of Lord   Charlos   Beresford  may work
an opoch in English history.
Tho very meagre extracts cabled out
to us of the comments of tho Times on
tho subject, seem to indicate that in
its opinion this step has been taken
too late, and that all tho available
openings whero British influence and
commerco might bo extended in China
have been laid hold of by other nations.
The Times has long advocated a less
yielding policy in tho far East without perceptible results, and possibly,
thoreforo, takes a rather pessimistic
view of the situation. The London
morchants, who must havo constant
and exhaustive advices from their correspondents in tho Orient, appear to
take a moro hopeful viow, for tliey
would hardly have taken such au important action had tho time for effective measures to protoct and expand
England's commerce in China gone
hy for ever.
sition, setting forth that these constables liave always been and are entitled to vote. Nobody doubts or even
pretends to doubt, that these men havo
a right to the franchise, but, as a
drowning man grasps at a straw, so
the defeated conservatives in Ontario
are raising a great hubbub, declaring
that the liberals are legislating themselves into power by means of re-
troactive|legislation. Tho conservatives
do not attempt to explain away the
exact precedent set by the greatest
leader they ever had. They simply
ignore it. Such flagrant paitisauship
can but react on the conservative
party, who will probably regret too
rigid an adherence to the old maxim
that "all is fair in love and war."
A Rieh Property in the  Sloean Which
is Showing up Well,
II. B. Alexander, manager of the
Ruth mine, in the Sloean. was in the
oity yesterday. He has been looking
after his mining interests in Idaho
and has not been at Sandon for several
The Ruth property comprises a group
of eight claims on Ruth mountain, a
mile and a quarter south of Sandon.
The company owning them is the
Ruth Mines, limited. The original
owners were Spokane prospectors.
Main work has been done on the Ruth,
Ruth fraction and the Wyoming claims
aud consists of four tunnels all in on
the lead. Mr. Alexander states that
these tunnels now aggregate 111)00 feet
in length and are all connected by
raises. Tho lowest tunnel, in 800 feet
gives a vertical depth of 800 feet from
the surface.
The mine employs about 75 men.
The plant comprises a five drill compressor and a small hoist and thero is a
sawmill with a capacity of 20,000 feet
Luring tlio past twelve months the
mine has shipped about 5000 tons of oro
and it is said that the profits have not
been less than $75,000. The galena, it
is said, averages 120 ounces of silver
and 65 percent lead and the carbonates
run 60 ounces silver and 110 per cent
ItsTIEW  *   G-OCmS
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth  Brushes,
j|^uu���also Good Value in Sponges     ntttA
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Mai'kets in Eossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City
Order* by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Official Directory.
tJovcrnor-Uuiioral - Karl of Aberdeen
Premier        - - Sir Wilfrid Laurlor
Member House; of Common?, Dominion Parliament, West Kootenay Hewitt Bostock
Lieut. Governor * Hon T It Mclnnes
Premier - Hon J II Turner
Attorney-General - Hon I) M HSberts
Com of Lands and Works Hon Ci B Martin
Minister Mines and Education Hon Jaa Baker
President, Executive Council HonCE Pooley
Members Legislative Assembly tor Went Kootenay���North Riding JM Kellie
South Riding                  ��� J F Hume
Premier Hardy has  called  a Bpeoial
Kossion of tho Ontario legislature and
from onr eastern exchanges they wonld
seem to he baying a lively time  of it.
Tho chief cause of this special  session
ueomg to have been tho  faet   that  the
right   of   Hpecial    constables     >  vote
has   heen    challenged    for   the   flrst
timo in tho  provincial elections.    Tho
liberals had been  returned by  a comparatively  small  majority, and eight
seats   havo    been   disputed   on    tho
ground of  tho   constables vote, which
was presumed to have been liberal.    Iu
answer to this unfair and   partisan attack Mr. Hardy is   adopting   tho   precedent set by Sir John   A.  McDonald,
tho lato conservative leader.   In  1887,
when tho  same   question'camo up   in
the Dominion elections,   Sir  John set
the matter at rest by passing a declaratory act, with the consent of the oppo-
Professor St. Laurence, the blind
phrenologist and vocalist will give
three more lectures in the sohool house
bofore he leaves Kelson He will lecture at 8 o'clock on Thursday afternoon to tho ladies only. His subject
will bo "Health and how to pieserve
it." On Thursday evening ho will
lecture to men only, choosing for his
subject, "Man in his true light." On
Friday evening Professor. St. Laurence's last lecturo in Nelson will be
on. "Love, courtship and marriage,"
and at the conclusion he will pick out
tlie handsomest lady and tho homeliest
man in the audience.
There will be no charge for admission to either of tho lectures on Thursday, but a collection will bo taken to
defray expenses. On Friday an admission foe of 25 cents for adults, nnd
15 cents for children will bo charged.
The lectures will be varied by songs,
both sentimental aud comic.
The professor's lecture last night on
'' How7 to road character,'' was very
instructive and entertaining, and was
thoroughly satisfactory to the appreciative audience. Thoso who wish to
pass a pleasant hour should not miss
the remaining lectures to be given.
Tho steamer Oregon arrived at Departure bay recently from Sitka direct,
with over one hundred passengers,
the majority of whom wero from the
Copper river country or from Dawson
says the Colonist. Eu routo down tho
Oregon met with a slight accident,
her machinery breaking dowu whilo
she was running tho Seymour Narrows, aud the passengers being thereby
caused considerable uneasiness. Repairs were effected with difficulty, aud
the steamer reached Departure bay
The Oregon's passengers dcclaro
thero are 8000 people on tho Valcez
glacier at the present time, rushing
out as fast as they can, and pursued by
the phantom of starvation having discarded oven the primary necessities of
lifo in their mad exodus. If tho gov
eminent does not send aid to them-
and that quickly���it is predicted that
there will be great suffering, if not
aetual starvation on the ice fields.
Our Grocery Business has grown so rapidly during the
past few months we are compelled to make room somehow.
In order to do this we liave fully decided to dispose of out'
Entire Stock of Crockery and Olasswarc at Prices which
have never been heard of in the District of Kootenay.
Ladies don't miss this golden opportunity. Call and look
through. There is sure to be something you will require he-
fore the 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 picks out the best Bargains. All goods delivered promptly
free of charge to any part of the city.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regulai
prices and carry Rough ancl Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given. ���
OFFICE AND YARD C.  P.  R.  STATION     .    .    .
A.    E.    YOUNG,   AGENT.
Mr. Swannell has a most interesting
nnd curious flower at his house on Mill
street. It is of the cactus variety, and
is known as tho "night flowering
Ccrcus," Although Mr. Swannell has
had it in his possession for somo six
years, it has always been green, spiky
and flowerless, when suddenly, about'?
o'clock yesterday evening a large and
beautiful white flower began to unfold
itself, and by 11) o'clock it was in full
splendor. Unfortunately the bloom
only lasts one night. Mr. Swannell
has had a flash photograph taken of
tho plant, which it is hoped will be
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 9.���After an exciting trip on tho coast of Cuba the
Wanderer lias returned here to get in
trouble. She came in early yesterday
and a large; numbor of Cubans landed
beforo sho had a settled anchorage. It
was fouud that sho did not havo a
clean bill of health from the quarantine station and no one else was allowed to land by the collector of customs.
The Paper of the People.
Everybody Reads It.
The Largest Circulation.
Best Advertising Medium.
thing to do during the hot
weather i.s to keep your
system from running clown
are among the best Summer Tonics.
Our Diarrhoea Specific
is a sure cure for Summer
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
limber should apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
In stock,l,0li0,0(K)ft.of Flooring, Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes ancl
every description of Joinery.
BCKBBN   noons AND    WINDOWS   11A in:
Property Owners.
Do you want thc rocks, stumps
or rubbish removed from your
yards, or your lawns levelled
down? If so we can do it for
you. Will work either by day
or by contract.
Address T. VV.
Care "Miner" ollice
"Babcock" Fire Extinguishers
6 GAL. SIZE $30. 3 QAL-SIZE $15.
including Supply of Chemical Charges
wilh fiich.
Delivered F. 0, B. at Portland, Ore.
The Babcock is thc recognized
standard, universally used in the
Fire Department service. Each
tested to 300 pounds per inch;
working pressure 100 pounds per
inch. The Babcock has stood the
test of time. Full line of Fire Apparatus and  Department   Supplies.
I71 4th St Portland, Ore.
Mayor - - John Houston
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, J A
Gilker, J J Malone, E 1' Whalley, Thos Mad-,
Cily Clerk
Pollco Magistrate
Chief of Police ,
Chief of Fire Department
Wator Commissioner
Cily Kngiucer
City council meets every Monday, 3 p.m.,
city hall, cor Viotoria nnd Josephine st
Dr. 10 C Arthur. Dr. G A 11 Hall. Uco John
stono.   Principal- J It (Irecn.
President - J Roderick Hohcrtson,
Vice-President - James Lawrence.
Socy-Trooa. - John A Turnor.
J K Strachan
E A Crease
A  F McKinnon
W J Thompson
John Hamilton
T M Ward
Dr. LaBnu
A. h, M'Culloch
John A. Turner
w. a. javctt.
D, McArthur
A H Clements
Medical Supi.
Dr. O. AH Hall
.H.l-i p.m
8.30 a.m
l.ll'l p.m
0.00 p.m.
United States, Ontario. Que-
beoend Enslern Provinces
Points on N. Sc F. S. line.
Victoria and Rowland.
N'ew Denver, Sandon ami
slocan l*'ike Points.
Kaslo and Kootenny Lake
Rossland. Trail, Nakusp,
Hobson, points on main line
C, P. ft,, Vancouver and
v\ innlpeg
5,16 p.m.
2.30 p.m,
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Ueneral
Delivery. S a,m, to 8 p.m.;  Registration, 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders nnd Savings Bnnk
Oa.m, lo l p.m.; Sunday 1 hour(10toUa.m).
J. A . GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies \V J Goepel
Oold Commissioner - O. Q. Dennis
Mining Recorder-Tax Col - UF Tolmie
Colic ctor of Customs - Goo. Johnstone
Pl'Ovlncta] Assessor John Keen
County Court Judgo ��� J a Forin
Registrar ETHSImpkins
Inspector of Schools        .        William Barns
Warden Capt. N. Fitzstubbs
First Jailer
Second Jailer
Third Jailor
Senior Guard
It. Liddcll
Geo. Partridge
John MoLaron
It, Inco
Church of England���Matin 11a.m.; Even
Sont,'. 7.80 p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays lu the month after
Matins; on 'Jml and 1th Sundays, at 8 am
Sunday School at. 2.3(1 p.m. Rev. ILS Akehurst. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
Presbyterian CHtman- Services at ii a.m
and  7.30   p.m.     Sunday School at 3,30 p.m
Prayor mooting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.-
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Monday   evening   nt  8   o'clock.     Rev. R. Frew-
Methodist   Cntmon-Corner silica  nud
Josephine streets. Services at, 11 a.m. and 7.30
p. m. ; Sabbath School, 2.30p.m.; Prayer mooting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Epworlh
League C, E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
Robson. Pastor.
Roman Catholic Church���Mass nt Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a.m.; Benediction
nl. 7.30 to 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
BAPTIST CHURCH ��� Services morning and
ovening at 11 a.m. and 7.80 p,m.s Prayer meeting Wednesday evening nt 8 p.m.; Meetings
are held in the school house. Strangers cordially welcomed.   Rev. II. R. Welch, Pastor.
Salvation Army-Servloes every evening
nt 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria street.
Adjutant Millncr in charge.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.
M. meets second Wodncsdny In each
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.
G. L. Lennox, Socrotnry.
I.   O.  O.   F.     Kootenny Lod(,"-.
No. lli, meets every Monday night,
nt  their  Unli,  Kootenay street.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
NELSON   LODGE   No. 2a, K. of  P.,
A-Jcmeots in Castle hall, McDonald block
,'jjevery  Tuesday  ovening  at 8 o'clock,
/All visiting knights cordially invited,
J. J. Malone, C.C.
(820) Geo. PARTBIDGB, K. of R.nnd S.
NELSON   LODGE.   I. O. O. T.      Meets in
Cnslle Hall, McDonald Hlock, every Monday
evening  at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cor-
dially invited, John Telford,
Chief Templar.
J. I-'. Jncobson   Sec'y
second nnd fourth Wednesday ot
oach month at K. of P. Hall, Mao-
���Ik JJ)   Donald lllock,   cor. Vernon   nnd
*^==&y    Josephine streets.   Visitingbreth-
rn cordially invited. Ernest Kino,
Chas. II. Farrow, Worthy President
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 moots
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in the
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C. D. S. C. R.; J U
Green. O.K.: J. Purkiss, Secy.
every Thursday in tho I.O.O.F. hall. F W
Swanell, M.W.I W Hodson, Rec.-Sea; J. J.
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and
P. M. W.
NELSON L.O.L. No. 16112 meets in tho Me
Donald block every Thursday evening at 8
ocloek. Visiting members cordially invited.
John Toyo W.MT; F. J. Bradley, K,8. THE MINER, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST io, 1898.
Hrlrr    H'l.li'.n    or    lllippcnlngii   In   (lie
Dlslrlcl liiii'lni'. llie Tail
i*'*mv Day*.
JoWi D. Porter mid P. II, Whyte,
Torouto, nre registered at the Hume.
M, H. Davys, superintendent of the
Silver King miue, is visiting Rossland.
ltobert Irvine;, general mnnnger of Ihe
Knslo and blocan railway, ia in 8poknne.
T. (i. Prootor has returned trcin n visit
to his mining properties in east
James Dollop, of the firm of Dalhia &
Madden, Brooklyn, ih iu Ihe cily on a
business trip.
Work hns been resumed on   the Oddfellows new tiloek nt the corner of Baker
��� nud Kootenay streets.
Hon. George E. Foster, ex-minister of
finance, is expected to return fo llie city
tomorrow from a visit lo tbe SIooud,
Jnmes Burridge, Winnipeg, Mr. nnd
Mrs. tierrnrd, Mrs. nnd Miic-ter Stoess,
KbbIo, legistered at the [lame yesterday.
A lilieral-eoLBeivotive association is in
oourse of formation in lhe city, and a
meeting for organization will lie held
this week.
The annual picnic; < f the Melhodist
Hnndiiy school will be held on Friday
to Balfour. A pleasant outing is
The new Baptist obnrob is nearing
completion, and the opening oeremooies
are expected to take place in a few
P. Larson, ot the firm of Mann, Foley
& Larsen, contractors on (lie Robson-
Penticton branch, is in Spokane on a
business visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Rowland, Toronto; B.
Tnidt'I, Montreal; Charles Olariu and
F. A. l)e Veruet, Toronto, are legistcrcd
nt the Phair.
Miss Mooney is rnstieatii g at Slocan
Junotion the guest of Mrs. Sturgeon and
Mrs. Madden who arc enjoying ti holiday
nt the crossing.
Ab will be seen by advertisement in
another column tbe blacksmith firm of
Ashcroft & McClelland have dissolved
partnership, Mr. McClelland retiring
from the firm.
T.   P.   Mclntyre,  traveller  Tor  ,1. II.
Ashdown, wholesale hardware merchant
of Winnipeg, returned last night from a
tiip through the Sloean, where he reports
' busiueBH is reviving.
II. W. Simpson and James Macdonald
contractors for dealing the right of way
for the West Kootenny Power and Light
company from Bonnington Fulls to
Roasland, left last night for Trail.
A meeting of the uiiliounl council of
women will be held on Thursday afternoon, August 11, nt !i o'clock, iu the
vestry of tne Presbyterian ohurob, Itis
hoped that ull ladies who find it possible
will kiudly attend.
Mre, II. McKay of Brandon,Manitoba,
who has been visiting  hei   niece,   Mrs.
i C. P. J. Christie, for the past six weeks,
I'left  for home  on   yesterday   evening's
[train,  accompanied  by   Master (ieorgie
Amiable of Moose Jaw, N. AV. T.
A ball will be given on Friday evening
lot the hotel Hume hall under the BUS-
fpices of the Nelson cornet band. The
lorcbestrn, which consists of seven pieces,
twill be n feature of tlu! evening's enter-
[taiument and is well worth hearing.
a lot of
Ice Cream Freezers
which no well appointed
home should be  without
guttering tite warm weather.
We have also constantly
on hand a full line of .  .
plumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are oflfer-
ingat very low prices.
I Vancouver & Nelson, B.C.
li . R.J, Hawkey ir ut p'esent a patient
in t!:.' royal j"bilee Inn pital at VictnMa.
where it was round necessary l"i hiin to
nnclcrt'o on opeiat-ioti. Hois doing well
and h. pes tu lie r nl'lii'ii ti 1.- rceove'ed to
return to Nvltou in abi nt two neckp.
'���Is it hot enough for >tni?" is a remark frequently heard chi the streets of
Nelson this week. The weal hei has been
very hot and sultry and lhe mercury has
been ca reel i" ti around Binoug ;he nineties. The nights aie, In We'vi r. e ol and
The fifth annual Spokaii" fiiiit fnir
will open on Tuesday, Oolnbt-r 4, and
close Saturday. October 15. The publio
spirited citiz moi Spokane hayw con-
tribnU'd and guaiiinteed nearly $15,(100
lo i: sire lhe financial snocesH of the
At tba meeting of lhe Epwoitb league
ol Christian endeavor nf ihe Methodist
chu'ch next Sunday eve iutf an essay
will be lead on the snbjeotoC'Uambling"
i and discussion by the members "ill
follow. The social committee will have
charge of Ihe meeting.
If you want, lo make money, become
Intelligent nud happy, call on Mr. .).
II. St. Laurence, the blind phrenologist, ami have your bead examined.
You can see him at the parlors of the
Clnrlio house any dny this week with
t he exception of Saturday. ���Advt.
The baseball club are meeting with
good success with their sale of tickets for
the excursion to Matcus tp behold on
Sunday next, Oue hundred tickets at
$'2.:,0 i ach are neci ssnry to di fray the
expeusea of tbe special train, hut
alreiidv about sixty of these have been
While   shunting   cars   in   the smelter
switch last night a brakeman named J.
Ogelhy had lha misfortune to slip when
boarding n oar, with tbe result tlmt the
wheels passed over-bis right foot, completely sevciing it at the ankle, lie was
taken to the general hospital where tbe
i'juries were ntteuded to by the doctor
in charge.
The church of England synod for the
diocese of New Westminster will be held
on August. 17 at Vancouver. A memorial
flora the Bosslaud parish will be pre*
i-enled at the synod by Hon. T. Mayne
Daly stating font, tho Kootenays ciiunot
be adequately represented at lhe const
and praying that a separate dioceeo be
formed, including Nelson, Rosslaud and
the Boundary country.
Mr. Justice Walkem, to whom during
! the session of the legislature a royal |
cnmuiission was issued to make thorough |
inquiry into certain charges nf corruption
in the provincial department of lands and
works bos completed his work, and has
delivered his dueling to the government.
It is terse -the statement merely that he
finds tbe charges not sustained by thc
evidence - which i.s appended.
Tbis week's gnzolte contains lhe regulations approved by the privy council of
Canada to govern the grueling of yearly
licenses and pern.i's to cut timber ou
Dominion lands in Manitoba and the
Noithwcst* Territories (not including
that portion kuowu as lhe Yukon) ancl
within twenty miles i f either side of the
Canadian Pacific railway iu ihis province.
The regular meeting of Nelson lodge
A. P. & A. M. will be held iu the lodgo
room tonight, at which arrangements
will be completed for the reception
of the most worshipful the
grand muster on the occasion of the
special communication of the grand
lodge of lliitish Columbia on Friday
next to lay thc corner stone of St.
Savi n's church.
Some doubt having arisen as lo (he
intent nnd meaning of the snb-sectiou
substituted for clause Q of section lit! of
the mineral act -providing that copies of
the li. C. Gazette slmll be filed with the
mining recorder, an order-n,-eouucil has
been passed on the recommendation of
the minister of mines, declaring that oue
oopy of tbe Gazette and of each of such
newspapers as may contain the notice referred f.Ui constitute sufficient compliance with the terms of the law.
Woik to Be  Started on This Properly
on uu Extensive Scale.
Hugh Sutherland left ou Monday for
the Boundary country to look after mining property in which he is interested.
Before leaving he paid a substantial sum
reaching into the thousands upon the
final payment of the Evening Star mine,
and secured an extension of time uutil
the middle of February to pay the balance. Aocording to the terms of the
ogreemsot he is now at liberty to go to
work on the propel ty ou an extensive
soale, wliich he proposes to do ns soon
us he returns, which will bo within
three weeks. At that time a large force
of men will bc pnt to work developing
the property, lt is Jlr. Sutherland's
intention to have it thoroughly tested in
order lo learn what process wil) be reunited to treat tho ore at the mine.
Having dono this he will order what
machinery ho needs and thus institute
the first work of turning out bullion iu
this camp. This will mark a new era iu
Ihe history of mining in this section of
the country and will be hailed witli joy.
- -Slocan City News.
Sir Francis Jeune Holds He bus Jurisdiction Over the Case.
London. August 0.���In the suit for
damages brought by the owners of the
British shin Cromartyshire against
laJBourgbyne's owners ns a result of
the collision on July t, the Compagnie
Generale Transntlantique asked the
admiralty court to quash the writ
served on their London agent on the
ground that they were a foreign corporation. Sir Francis Henry Jeune,
president of the admiralty division of
of the. high court of justice, ruled that*
the service of the writ was good ancl
that the English court had jurisdiction
in the ease.
('ticket  Team  Coining���Comparative
Imports for LastT'.'o Years
Toronto, August!).���A special cable
i to the Telegram I.oni London today
I says: 1 be earl of Minto, speaking at
the diuner of the agricultural society
tit Hawick, Saturday, said he appreciated the honor which li.-ccl been bestowed upon bim. He was alive tothe
interests of Canada for which country
there was a great future. IL- expressed
his regret at leaving Scotland, yet be
wns ,-i characteristic Scotsman and
would not flinch from any duty he was
called upon to undertake, even though
so doing involved the giving up of
many home interests. He had travelled all over the world ancl had found
Scotsmen leading the vanguard everywhere. Scotsmen would always lead.
He was going to join the vanguard in
Canada anil hoped to do like other
Scotsmen who Bad gone, before him.
The English cricket team will sail on
the 27tb instant. It will play two clays
at Montreal, three at Toronto and
four gmuesiii the United States.
Archbishop Langeviu has sailed on
the Campania.
During the month of Ju'y the number of American cattle imported into
England was 16,883, value ��2,845.
There were also 4,0X2 sheep and lambs
imported, valued at ��G;531; 80,609 hundred weight of bacon, worth -��110,688;
18,717 bundled weight of hams, worth
��36,641, and 18,888 hundred weight of
butter, worth ��56,203. Cheese to the
amount of 18,256 hundred weight, and
valued at ��372,898, was imported, and
also 23,001 eggs (greathundreds) worth
�����7.100. There were also imported 808
horses, valued at ��24,808. Compared
with the corresponding seven months
of 1807 this year's importation of hams,
cheese and cattle show a decrease.
There was a large increase in the importation of bacon, and a slight increase in butter and eggs. The total
valuo of the imports in 1807 was
��2,700,007, and for 1898 ��2,442,852
The council of the British empire
league, the London association for
trade protection, and the Nottingham
chamber of commerce have all passed
a resolution of thanks to the Hon. Mr.
Mulock for bis assistance in securing
imperial penny pastage. Mr. Muloek
is doing his ut most to have the West
Indicts share the advantages of the
penny rate.
Clifford and   Irving so Far Maintain
Their Lead.
Victoria, August 9.���Further returns
received from Cassiar today show that
the two candidates in support of the
Turner government have fully maintained the lead shown by the returns
from the first poll beard from. The
figures today were as follows: Clifford 101; Irving 125; McTavish 48.
There are still eight places to hear
from, but they clo not poll many votes.
One Furnace of tho Trail Smelter Started.
180 Tous Treated Daily.
One furnace of the Trail smelter wus
blown iu on Monday last nnd the second
furnace will be started within tbe next
ten days. The furnace is running at low
blast and is putting through about 180
tons daily. Eighteen thousand tons of
ore are now being roasted. The foundation of the new lead furnace bus beeu
started and the plant for it is now in
trausit. The smelter can now treat 350
tons of ore uud will handle 500 tons with
tho lead furnace, lu addition to the
company's electric plant, power will soon
bo furnished from Bonnington falls.
The citizens of Trail are jubilant over
the starting up of the big plant which
has beeu idle for the past few mouths,
aud feel confident that their town will
agaiu go ahead rapidly.
Hubert McCauu and Sheldon Thompson have returned from a three weeks
prospecting trip iu the Nelson division.
The weather has beeu rather warm and
prospecting iu the section they visited
has been dillicult ou account of the rug-
geduess of the country and the thickness
of the brush. They left Nelsou and
went to the head of Nine Mile creek.
From there tbey made their wny to
Midge ereek, which is sometimes known
ns Sixteen Mile creek. They found that
till the good claims cm Midge creek had
been staked. Next day they visited Five
Mile ereek. They then took the back
track and wero soou on Nine Mile creek,
where they staked a free milling quartz
proposition. Tho claim which they
took up is located on Nine Mile creek,
some seven and a half miles off the arm
of Kootenay lake. The oro assays 88 iu
gold, and Messrs. McCunn aud Thompson say they aro satisfied from its appearance that it will, when developed,
be a property of merit.���Kosslund Miner.
NOTICE is hereby niven tliat. I Iio parlnorsliip
horotofore existing botwoon J. S, McClelland
nnd H. li. Aslicroft undor tho ttrm namo of
Ashcroft & MoOlolland is this day dissolved
hy mutual consent. J. S. MoOlolland retiring,
11. 1). Ashcroft still continues tho business and
is liable for all indebtedness from Auk. 1. All
outstanding accounts must be paid to the firm
of Ashorofl & MoOlolland oa or before Aug.
15. And all accounts against tliu llrm must be
presented by that date.
Nelson, ll.C, Aug. (ith, 1898.
TELEPHONE SO. til.    *
Manufacrurers of
ALL carbonated waters.
Hull-ion  Hot Sprint!*  M'nlrr Aerated aud
Mimiliril lo tht* 1 l-lKle.
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,
-$��. 4k.
Posters. Dodgers,    '
Shipping   Tags,    Etc..
are right in outline of business
and while we do
not claim to do
work at the
cheapest price,
Good Work
Fair Price
We keep in Stock
nearly all Custom,
Legal and Mining
Forms and will print
anything you may
The Daify Miner
is meeting with good
success and if not on
our list you should
be. We deliver it to
your home for one
month for one dollar
or six months for
five dollars.
Can  We  do  Business
with You ?
Zhc   Miner
ptQ. 8, flMib. Co.
To Eastern and European Points.
To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points.
To Rich and active Mining- Districts  of Klondike and Yukon.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Wednesday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points
Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To  Rossland nnd  Main   Line point*
0.40 p.in.-I.oavcs���NKLSON���Arrivcs-10.30p,ni
Kooienay lake���Karto Ronle.
Stii. Kokanee
Except Sunday. Except Sunduy
I   p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���11   a.m.
Calling at way ports in both diroctionx
KiKili-iinj   Sliver Itoiili-.
Stii. Nelbox.
Mon. Fri. Mon. Fri.
7 a. m.���Loavos���NKLSON--Arrives���8.00 p. in.
Tues. Wed. Thurs. Sat.
7. a m���Leaves- NKLSON���Arrives���10.30 p.m .
Out ward connection Pilot Bay with Str. Kokanee, but. inward such connection mado Mon*
davs and Fridays onlv.
Str. calls way poris in both  directions when
Trains   to und from  Hlnriui I III. Sandon
nml   Slocan    l.al-.i-   I'niiils.
(Sundays  Excepted)
9 a. in.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p. m.
Ascertain Present
Reduced Rates East
and full information by   addressing nearest
local aucnt. or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
Trav. Pass. Agent, Dist. Pass. Agent.
Nelson Vancouver.
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 Eossland and
Spokane and Bossland.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leave 6.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5-35 p.m
"    12:05 "   EOSSL'D    "   11:20   "
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "    3-10 p-m
Train tbnt leaves Nelson nt G:20 a.m.
makes close connections nt Spoknne for
all Pacific Const Points.
Passengers for Kettle River nnd Boundary Creek, conueot at Mnrcus witb Stage
For One Cent a Word?
You can find a buyer for "Any
Old Tiling " if you advertise.
< inv.uied Advertisements.
All advertisements In,  is column arc
1 cent a word each insertion.   No advertisement taken for less than 25 cents.
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Old papers at Till*;  MINER olilee.   2o cents
ler hundred.
FOUND.���A small key. National Cash l!e��ls-
ter.   Apply "Miner" ollice.
MUSIC LESSONS. - On piano, organ or
guitar, hy Mrs. \V. J. Astlcy, Robson strcc'.,
two doom west of Stanley.   P. 0. llox 180.
FOR SALE.���Largo four oared hoat,   with
sail.   Fifteen dollars.   Write
Bnkor Street.
Cook (woman) for  small camp; $40.
Girls for Housework.
Cook wants situation.
Politics in Ontario's Local
Crime is Being Sifton's Cousin -The
Mail    and    Empire���Tapper's
Patriotic Conduct.
Ottawa, Aug. ii.��� After tliree weeks
of intense excitement and much searching of hoart the opposition hnvo an
opportunity of meeting Iheir bated
rivals on the floor of the looal legislature aud saying officially, nnd with nil
the responsibility of their representative character upou them, a few of
the things with which they have heen
tilling tho columns of tho daily press
sinco the house was called together.
It does not at all follow that all the
horrible threats will materialize or
that nn attempt will be mado to substantiate all the statements; past experience has demonstrated that conservatives out of session and in session
are not always identical.
It is scarcely likely that the session
will be a protracted one. The government programme is brief and definite ;
that of tho opposition has not so far
boon very definitely announced hut if
they aro foolish enough to take the ill-
considered advise of some of their
journalistic supporters, much public
time and personal energy is likely to
bo wasted by purposeless and generally
ineffective obstruction. None bnt extreme partisans, even profess now to
question the justioe and common sense
of the the course pursued by Premier
Hardy, for after as exhaustive a newspaper debate as has ever been accorded
to any public: question, tho case for the
government has been so conclusively
made out that no legal man, or lay
citizon who values his reputation for
perspicuity, lias any hesitation in
pronouncing in its favor. Of course
the situation is a desperate
ono for the opposition and every
excuso must be made for che reckless tactics whioh tliey threaten to
use, but the friends of good government
havo little cause for alarm. The better
sense of tlio province is undoubtedly
with the ministerialists and there is
no reason to fear tho ultimate outcome
of the session.
How tire the mighty fallen? Until a
few days ago the ono man in the public eyo who was, according to conservative estimate, abolntely incorruptible and in whom thoro was no
spot or blemish, was William Ogilvie.
By the chance of circumstances lie had
been sent into the Yukon country
some years ago in charge of ,a survey
party. In pursuance of that work ho
brought out tho first extended data of
its immense resources and pointed out
the necessity of au organized administration, though in parenthesis it may
be remarked that tho late governor
paid no attention to these reports.
When however the present minister of
the interior assumed otllce and became
possessed of the facts, he mado immediate use of Mr. Ogilvie.'s works, and
as the services of the explorer wero not
available then, ho as administrator,
appointed Major Walsh, a man whom
everybody recognized as most able and
reliablo and whoso execution of his
commission has proved worthy of that
Then there was a great outcry that
tho minister had supplanted Explorer
Ogilvio because he was too holiest a
man, utterly regardless of the fact
above mentioned, that hn was
never in authority, and that his original duties precluded his being sent
back there at that time. Noxt came
the reorganization of tlie Yukon administration under the act of last session and the appointment of Mr.
Ogilvio to succeed Major Walsh, the
latter retiring according to tho arrangement ho made with the government when he originally aocepted the
otllce. Again camo the chorus of encomiums, and it was pointed out that
in spite of himself, Mr. Sifton had
been compelled to appoint at least one
Honest man.
So far so good, but now comes the
horrible discovery that Administrator
Ogilvie i.s a relation of the minister
and therefore of necessity must bo corrupt and in every way undesirable for
the public service, The reckless disregard on the part of thii conservative
press for the effect upon the publio
mind which this sudden revelation
will have, is reprehensible in tho
extreme but some allowance must be
made for tho natural effect* of the discovery upon the super-sensivitivo
moral organism of the opposition
purists. Whon they have recovered
from the first shock they will doubtless bo in a condition to suggest what
course should be pursued under the
circumstances. We can hardly believe
that anything will provo satisfactory,
short of an immediate recall of this
latest Siftoniann connection pitched
forked into the public crib, and if this
is not followed by the request for tho
iniiuodiato resignation of   the   nepotic
minister, the government will be false
to its trust!
Tho   Montreal   Star   last  week   remarked, "that the prohibitionists   ap-j
peared to have  great confidence in tho
promise of   the   government   that the j
plebiscite would   be taken  in thc near |
future, and that they certainly seemed j
to think that the   government promise
of  a voto   in   the   early fall   is  to be I
kept," adding   that "such  faith is re- ]
freshing.''   The   samo   paper   a   few-
days later had   to  announce  that September 29, is tho date fixed by tho government for the plebiscite to be taken.
Another intsance   of   speaking   just a
little too soon.
Tho Toronto Mail and Empire is out
with a challenge to any one to produco
a single caso in which either Sir
Charles Tupper or his sou ever did
wrong. It declares that Sir Charles
Tupper's opponents have been blackening his character for party purposes
and depicting him as a sort of a stage
villain, etc. We respectfully suggest
to the opposition organ that, it tlieir
defense of" the two leaders is honest,
they will explain what they meant on
tho memorable occasion when they
characterized the worthy Baronet as
"The Prince of Political Cracksmen."
Nono of the nasty Grits have, ever said
anything half so unpleasant.
So good of the leader of tho opposition to consent not to make a noise
while the Quebec conference is in session aud no wonder tho conservative
press herald forth his noble decision
with flaring headlines���"Patriotism of
Sir Charles Tupper", and so forth.
The country will learn with approval
that* Sir Charles Tupper has experienced a change of heart���'' under the
circumstances I feel that the conservative party must consider tho interests
of Canada bofore tho interests of
party"���at last they admit what others
have long contended, that as a rule
party comes bofore country. But its
too liad of the conservative papers to
rub it in by calling such marked attention to the change, when they have
aided and abetted their old leader in
his unpatriotic course for so many
nelson cafe. Kirkpatrick b Wilson t
Y. HOSHI, Proprietor
Eoi'bids   Any   Reference   to  tho  Plot
Against Sagasta.
Bayonne, Prance, Aug. 0.���Despatches recoived hero from Madrid,
dated the Nth instant, announce that
tho form of the Spanish government's
acceptance of the American peace conditions involves tlie proclamations of
the armistice. This first musu be
agreed to by the United States, for the
United States insists upon the immediate evacuation of Cuba and Porto
Rico. The Cortes will bo convoked
within 15 days.
Continuing the Madrid despatches
say tlie most rigorous military censorship is exercised today. The newspapers are not allowed to refer to the
plot against Sagasta's life, nor to the
appearance of revolutionary bands in
tho Castilian provinces.
Concerning the plot it is said that
the conspirators have drawn lots to seo
which of theni shall carry out its
purpose, and that the task has fallen
upon a man named Disbal, who has
suffered imprisonment in the fortress
of Muncia, for participating in ouo of
the Barcelona anarchists' raids, and
whoso sentence was recently commuted by the court to expulsion from
Castilen and a band consisting of 20
men. According to some accounts they
ore republicans and otliers say they are
ican   Losses.
for Amer-
Constantinople, Aug 9.���The porte
on Priday replied to tlio American demand for compensation for losses sustained by Americans during the Armenian massacres. The reply is tno
samo as that given the other powers,
repudiating all responsibility for the
During the courso of the farewell
audience of Dr. J. B. Angell, tho retiring American minister to Turkey, tho
sultan referred to the war between the
United States and Spain. He said ho
was^much impressed with the naval
operations and tho terrible execution
of American guns, and had ordered
the purchase of similar guns for
Washington, Aug. 9.���The following
despatch has been received here.
Santiago, via Hayti, Aug. 9.���To
Adjutant (Ieneral Corbin. The Alicante
is now being loaded with Spanish
sick. She is to carry 1000. They will
be loaded and the ship will leavo this
afternoon, or early in the morning.
(Signed) SHAFTER.
EFFECTIVE   MONDAV NOV.   22,   1897
I'.M.    I'.M.    I'.M.
No. o Ko. 3 No. 1
I'.M.   I'.M.   I'.M.
No. 2 No. I No.
3:1") 9:00.. ROBSON...8:00 2:30
6.IH)   2:(KI    10:00...TRAIL....7:00   12:.i.ri    1:15
3:15    11:15.ItOSSLANO.GrOO  12:00 in.
No's. 1 and 2 connect with ('. P. K. niniii lines
Rtoamers, and trains to and from Nolson at
No's, 3 and 1 arc local trains between Trail
and Kossland.
No's, 5 and (I are local trains between Trail
and Hobson.   No. li connects with train No.
from Rossland.
All trains daily.
P P. OUTELIUS, Gen. Supt.
The Best Meals In the City
from 25 cents up.
Tables  supplied   with    all
the delicacies of the season
Special attention paid to auditing
Company's books. Business accounts balanced aud set in order.
For terms apply
(AIMM. KFIME., H Min. Aasoc. Cornwall)
Opposite Phair Hotel.
NELSON, B.C. P. O. BOX 583.
Kxtondod experience in Chile ami Gorman
South Africa. AsKuy.s and analysis of oros,
Reports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground Eiirvoyingand mine plans kept
up by contract.
Repaired, Altered, Cleaned. Pressed
anil Dyod by ibe New PllOCKBS at
Reasonable Prices,
STEVENS,   Tiik  Tailok.    tasSSt
Room 9. Hilly kr Blk.,  NELSON.
P. S.���-Ladies Wool Dress (Jooil* Sponged
before Making Up.
Waff Paper,      Sportino Good6
��   Hammocks,    ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic Suppfies.
Thomson Stationery Co.
has taken over the practice of
Dr. H. E. Hall and is prepared to do all kinds of Dental
Work  by latest methods.  .  .
iti'ok.'ii lllll Itloi-k
linker Ht.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop  in   and see   us,
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or Quebec
Heaver Lino���Lake Huron Auk, 3
Heaver Line���Lake Superior. Auk. 10
Dominion Line���Vancouver Auk.  Ii
Dominion Lino���Scotsman Auk, 13
Allan Lino���California!) July im
Allan Line-Nuinidinn Auk.   1
From New York
White Slar Lino���Teutonic Aug. 3
White Star Linn���Britannia Auk- 10
Cunard Line���Lucania Ahk- II
Ounrrd Line- F.truria Ann. 13
Allan Stato ElllO���State Of Nebraska... Auk- t!8
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Cabin, Sl'i.OO, 9M. $iii>, ?70 ?80 and upwards,
Inlcrmediale, $31.1111 nud upwards
Steerage, $22.50 and upwards,
Passengers ticketed throiiKh to all point. Ju
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rates lo all parts of the European conti lent.
Prepaid passnKes arranged from all point! .
Apply  to GEO.   a.   IIKKIt,   C.P.K.   'I ck*;.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STIT'I
SA4I   General Agent, C.P.K. Otliees. Winnipeg.
Notice is hereby iriven that sixty (601 days
aftei date I intend to apply tothe Cilet Com.
missioner of Land and Works for permission to
purchase three hundred and twenty 1320) acres
unreserve crown land, more or loss:
Commencing at. a stake marked "II. W.'s N.
K. north-east corner", thence eighty (R0) chains
south; thence forty (10) chainK west; thence
eighty (S0| chains north; ihenco forty (10)
chains cast to point of commencement; situated
new the head of Kokanee Crock about len
miles from Kootoi*ay Lake, Nelson Milling
Division, West Kootenny District.
Dated this 2nd August 18118.
Nelson, B. C, Aug. 2,1898.
are receiving Seasonable   Goods
for thc best   trade  of  Nelson   in
the lines of
The quality is the best and prices
right.      As always, our stock of
is full and being added to as needed.
Kirkpatrick ml Wilson,BAKER STR*ET
OOL . . .
for Nobbiest and best and Save KASH.
Are Saving Money every day
on their Hardware Bills by
allowing us to figure with  them.
Get Our Prices Estimates Cheerfully Given.]
Tel. No. 21.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and (ieneral Agents, Flra and
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Corner Lot cm Vernon St., with Building.   12 Lots in Mock]
���IIF Cheap.   2 Lc ta Oor. Josephine and Itobson.
2 Lots mul Dwelling near Oor Stanley Bt, on Observatory|
St., 812 per month.   Dwelling on silica St,, near Cedar St.,
$2ii per month,   llcm.se aud 2 Lots, Houston St.  $15 month,!
Call and see our full list of property for sale in   "Hume"j
and "A" Additions 3
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street,  NKLSON,  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     j    ^.-.w-,.   ^^.-t.,    r-��     -t
S. S. Fowler, E. M., NELSON,   B. Cj
Mining1 Engineer    J
Charles D. J. Christie
Houses to Rent at $14, $15 and $25.
FOR SALE. *       :
Two Lots, garden nnd fenced, Viotoria street, $tHX).
A 3 roomed Furnished House, well finished, on fenced lot, $7(*i.
A now House, first story stone, 2nd rough cast, 7 rooms, Electrio Lights, Hull
hot und cold water.   Finished in first class manner, ready nbout
Kith August.   Three minutes from  post ollice.    Prices
quoted nt my ollice.
PABST : : :
A Trial will convinJ
that the World's Leading
Beer loses none of its gool
qualities by being bottle]
in our own eountry.
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