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 Daily Edition No   84.
Nelson, British Columbia, Monday   August 14, 1898.
Ninth Year,
A Shop unequalled anywhere.    A  Pat- O
tern after which all  others   model.    Em-  (. )
ploying   experienced  workmen who  arc  (')
specialists.     Make a shoe complete.     Ro-  IS
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place any worn out   pari.     No delay nor i��C
long waiting-.     Every job satisfactory  or *s|
no pay.     Half soling   and   heeling   from Q
Best    I.eat her   ul    Lowest    Prices.     free 0
Laces.       Eree    Patent    Bullous.       free Q
Bullon Hooks. y<
I Probable Personnel of the
Peace Commission.
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��� V * KID OLOVES. * J
\X Late5t Novelty,
I Grand July Oeara
��� Reduced Prices, t
We will offer for the next ten days til
al   reduced   prices   with   Special    R
.   .  .  following lines
Slimmer Dress (liimls.
Warm Weather Fabrics.
Ladles Shirt Waists.
Ladies' D & A Corsets.
Ladies' and Children's  Cinder
Ladies' Silk and Kid Gloves,
Ladles' Silk nnd Alpaca Skirts
Sailor ILils, Halt Price.
ol our entire stock
eductions  on   the
.Men's Underwear,
Men's Washington Tics.
Men's Negligee Shirls.
Men's Fancy Cambric Shirta,
Men's Black Sateen Shirts.
Men's Duck ami Flannel Sails
Men's Straw Hats.
Men's Pants and Overalls.
Our Stock is Complete in House Furnishings,
-'\] wm
Preparations Eeinj Made to Garry Out
the Peace Conditions���Wildnian
May Charter a Poat.
[Prominent Official Explains
Her Attitude.
I'I he Irono Incident Had Boon  Disto ted.
Tone of tho Press Changing- Some
Kecent Press Comments.
Berlin,    Aug.    111.���The    Associated
ll'ross correspondent lias  had an interesting interview on the subject of   tho
Spanish Amerioan war, with a gentle-
Ihiun, who,   in the  absence  of  Baron
Ton liulow, is acting  as chief  of   the
Foreign office,and who may be recorded
B8   voicing   in   this   conversation   the
Wmcral   offloial   viow   of   the   subject
llisoussed.   The gentlenian   began  by
gaying    Baron Von Bulow  cautioned
no on leaving  that no expression of
Eprarioi<*contrary to Germany's  policy
\( neutrality was to   be   promulgated.
Chat wn mean to observe   a neutrality
hf this description, I think   the   world
l.nows.    From   the   start    the   foreign
Lfflce has made it an invariable rule to
lay   nothing that eould be interpreted
Is   offensive   to   either   side,   and   we
liave iu no way tried to   influence   the
llernian press ill   favor of   the United
I'tiites except on ft single occasion.    Al
���rst there was   SO   much   hostility Oil
lie part of the German press   towards
United   States   that   we   took an
larly opportunity   to arrange   for the
ppearauce  of  articles of a different
one.    Almost   the   only nihility existing between   Germany   and  Spain   is
lounil in tho monarchical institutions,
vhile tho bonds uniting Germany and
llie United States are numerous,
It is true that at the commencement
If the war Germans were much influenced by tho fact thai n powerful
liition was attacking a weak one.
[his was a strong strain upon German
Healism and the sense of justice which
lliaraeteriy.es the German people. The
liere fact tliat you were the aggressors
In this case somewhat prejudiced the
Ircrman mind against you, quite irre-
Ipectivo of tho merit of the controversy. Besides it must not be for-
lotten that Germans in the matter of
ilitical education are somewhat un-
Bpo. It is not long since they became
J homogeneous political unity. It is
lartly due to this fact that Germans
���ro given to reaching hasty conclusions
In questions of politics. Hence, sprang
I groat amount of public comment in
livor of Spain in the early stages of
Bio  war.   Such  talk, however, ought
not to be quoted against; tho (li-inmi
government in regard to which there
has Iun, I think, no just cause of
complaint by Americans. As a matter
of fael during the pasl fortnight the
tone of ih" German press bus been
much moro favorable to the United
Slates and hardly anything hostile has
been nppeared in any of the important
papers, while the number of journals
openly friendly has considerably in-
creasi d, The papers uow point out
ihai authorities at Madrid and Manila
and the Spanish press were largely responsible for the excitement arising
out of the Irene incident, as they misconstrued this ami preceding incidents,
in a manner that necessarily aroused
suspicion in the Dnited States.
A good sample Of the average cdi-
torial articles now-a-days is furnished
by tho Ijokal Anzeiger, until recently,
ne of the most violent ant i-American
sheets in Berlin.
In an article printed today the
Journal draws a parallel between the
Turku-Grecian and the Spanish American war, and says that the differenco
between the two cases lies mainly in
the fact lhat Greece was Ihe attacking
and not like Spain the attacked party.
This the Lokal-Anzoiger goes on to
say, was only a formal difference. For
Spain aftor annoying, injuring and
provoking a powerful neighbor for a
long time bad finally engaged in a war
in which she had not the necessary
strength to defend her possessions,
and had only imposed sacrifices upon
herself as she WOS* bound to lose. If
on lhe other hand she had sold theso
colonies, she would have realized a
large sum.
" ily her unreasonable attitude." tho
Lokal-Anzeigor contiuues, "Spain assumes as large a measure of responsibility as Greece. Both the Spaniards
and Greeks are blind, and are full of
conceit and vanity. "
The newspapers here today discuss
elaborately (lie new situation and the
changed conditions growing out of the
war. The conclusion reached is that
the United States, must hereafter be
reckoned as a great naval power and
lhat Germany will be obliged once
more lo increase her navy in order to
. hold her own wilh other powers, The
Deutscho-Zeitung discussing the an-
; ncxalinn of Hawaii and the plans of
theJUnited States as regards the Archipelago says:
This means a change in Ihe balance
of power ill the South seas regarding
which Germany cannot afford tube
Admiral Von Knorr, commander-in-
chief of the navy informs the correspondent of the Associated Press that
during the approaching autumn and
winter the German navy will he more
strongly reprci inted in American
waters that at any time since IWII
when Germany took a leading part in
the settlement of lie Chilian I rouble.
Five warships, the Gier, Hela, Moltke,
Sophia and Nixo, carrying 57 guns aud
1684 men will l.e kept there.
Washington, Aug. 18.���General
Miles has cabled the war department
that ho is in receipt of Secretary
Alger's orders to suspend hostilities in
Porto Rico.
Washington, Aug. 18.���Tho sudden
transition from war to peaco was reflected today in a complete dullness
ami stagnation in oflieial circles. Instead of the bustle and activity which
have prevailed for months through the
corridors of the war department and
navy, there was a calmness not apparent since the midsummer vacations of
last year. Most of tho Officials went
home early in tho day. There will he
a large amount of details to be worked
out from this time forward, the grad
ual reduction of the army and navy lo
a peaco footing; the establishment of
temporary and permanent administrations for our new colonial possessions, caring for the wounded and
prisoners, and the relief of distress in
The question which demands immediate attention is the appointment of
the peace commission which is to meet
at* Paris and the military commissions
to meet at Havana and San Juan. The
president conferred with Secretary Day
during tbo day relative to the peace
commission but it was said at the state
department late in (be d-y that the,
announcement of the commissioners
appointed might be deferred for some
days. It is understood that the president has fully determined upon the
personnel of the commission. Several
of lhe public men who saw him today
were satisfied that the commission
would be made up of Secretary Day,
Senators Allison and Gorman, either
Joseph H. Choato of New York or
Elihu llott. and probably a prominent
army officer. General Gorbiu is spoken
favorably of in connection with tho
appointment of the commission, The
military commissioners for Cuba and
Porto Rico are not receiving any attention from! the state department as
the military authorities will havo entire charge of these branches of the
peace settlements.
During the day the state department
received a call from M. Thiebault, secretary of the Frencli embassy for the
purpose of leaving a letter explaining
(he authority given by cable to the
French ambassador to sign the protocol. These assurances had already
been given verbally and in tho courso
of a few days the complete written
authorization from Madrid will bo filed
with the state department, Many congratulations keep coining into tho stato
department and to the Whito House on
the establishment of peace.
It is expected that the occupation of
Manila under the terms of tho protocol
will occur within tho next few hours.
It was at first thought that the navy
department bad a despatch boat at
Hong Kong ready to carry forward
the orders to Admiral Dewey and General Merritt, but, thu department declared today that there was no despatch
boat at Hong Kong, although one was
likely to reach there or tomorrow.
Meanwhile it is possible that Consul
Wildnian may charter a steamer and
send the order forward. He has general instructions as despatch agent and
it was said at the state department today that these instructions were given
iu tho present case.
General Greely is satisfied that no
use cau be made of the cable connecting Hong Kong with Manila as thero
are no cable operators al the Manila
Acting Secretary  Alton  said  today
that the matter of establishing coaling
stations,    the   disposition of   Admiral
Cervera and other   Spanish   prisoners,
and like questions brought   up   hy tho
peace   settlement,  would   reeeivo consideration in due  timo but   there  was
no   immediate   necessity   for   passing
upon   (hi in.    Preparations   aro   being
made to   receive   the   battleships  and
armored cruisers now   under orders   to
come north.    Tho war department was
I busy all day with   matters  pertaining
I to the cessation of  hostilities.    Seore-
| tary Alger consulted the president  for
] some time but when   he   returned   he
said that   tho   military commissioners
; for Ouba and Porto  Rico would not be
announced   today.    There was no need
I for haste, he said, as by tho   terms  of
i the protocol ten days were allowed for
��� the selection of the commission.  There
I hits  been   somo  speculation as to who
will be   commissioners, and nearly all
the   more   prominent   officers  of   the
army havo been canvassed, both volunteer and regular, and   it   seems   to bo
generally conceded   that   General  Lee
will be one of the commissioners for
Cuba on account of bis knowledge of
he conditions in this island.
General Brooke and General Henry
are mentioned as probable commissioners for Porto Rico. The subject of
mustering out a part of the volunteer
forces has been considered, and it is
probable the total force will be reduced
to 15,000 meu. This mustering out
will begin at once. Garrisons of both
regular and volunteer soldiers wil! remain in Cuba, Porto Rico and the
Philippines. Manila and Porto Rico
will bo governed llirough the army at
present, and probably the authority
which the United States exerts in
Cuba will be by tho same method,
This state of affairs is likely to continue until congress mels. It is the
understanding of the war department
that the Spanish soldiers in all places
over which the United States exercises
authority will be virtually prisoners of
war, and under the orders of the United
Statos officers in command. Tbe war
department is now exercising every
effort in the direction of the care of
the sick and wounded soldiers and is
pushing forward plans to make the
troops more comfortable.
Russia i.s   Intriguing  for the Removal
of   Sir Robert  Hart.
London, Aug. lli.���A special despatch  received here today says:
The China Gazette that states the
Russian government has Li Hung
t 'hang's promise,made during his visit
to St. Petersburg, that China would
place the Imperial customs under Russian control whenever the interests of
the two countries demanded the
change. Li Hung Chang is said to
favor M. Pavloff, tho Russian charge
d'affaires superseding Sir Robert Hart,
a inspector general of Chinese customs. The emperor has issued several
striking decrees ordering the viceroys
and Tartar generals to coueert measures for the formation of a new navy
under foreign instructors, and urging
thc provincial governors lo abandon
their time-honored Chinese ideas in
favor of western methods, and to encourage the development of the country
on European lines. Tbe Russians have
obtained control of large tracts of
land along the route of the proposed
Nu-Chwang railway.
i   non
Sensational Rumor Reached
the Blockaders
Arrangements   to   Intercept    Him���The
Dixie and Yankee Go to Bahama
Channel- Goes to Jamaica-
The Provisional Government  Has Accepted tho Armistice.
Washington, Aug. 18.���Senor Palma,
tho head of the Cuban Juana hasj sent
tbo following cable by way of Santiago:
Bartolonieo Masso,
President of the Cuban Republic.
Santiago, Cuba.
I havo this 18th day of August,
1898, accepted in tho name of tbo
Cuban provisional government the
armistice proclaimed by the United
States. You should give immediate
orders to tho army throughout Cuba,
suspending "all hostilities. The preliminary tonus of poaco signed by the
representatives of Spain and tho
United Statos. provided that Spain
will relinquish all elaim over and
titled to Cuba.
(Signed)   T. ESTRADO PALMA.
Playa del Este, Aug. 18, 8 p. in.���
The American warships New York,
Brooklyn, Oregon, Indiana, Iowa and
Massachusetts will sail tomorrow for
Tonipkinsville unless the navy department decides that they shall wait for
the troops from Santiago de Cuba. On
Thursday evening the Scorpion conveyed to Admiral Sampson Washington despatches from Playa del
Este that it was rumored that Captain
General 1" co had escaped from
Havana, possibly on the steamer
Mouserrat. Commodore Watson was
communicated with and (he Dixie and
Yankee were sent to Bahama channel
to head off Blanco. Admiral Sampson
at once decided to go to the western
extremity of Jainacia to intercept
Blanco, should he attempt to escape in
that direction. The flagship made lli
knots an hour despite (he foulness of
her bottom and arrived off Jamaica
yesterday morning and cruised around.
Ou Thursday evening Commodore
Watson instructed Commodore Schley
to go to the southern blockading line
and warn thein of tho rumored escape
of Blanco. While leaving tho harbor
the Brooklyn in endeavoring to gat out
of the way of u transport went hard
aground and did not* get off until yesterday afternoon, when she was hauled
off by the Oregon. No damage was
done, but it was too late for her to
perform in the mission on whieh she
was sent. The Vixen was sent after
the New York but returned in the
The San Francisco (.toes Too Close aud
Gets    Hit.
Key West, Fla , Aug. 18.���9 p. m.���
The flagship San Francisco and tbe
monitor Miautoiimab and iho auxiliary
l yacht Ziloia wero fired upn by tho
Havana batteries shortly before fivo
yesterday morning. One ten or twelve
inch shell struck the San Francisco's
stem as she turned to get out of range
and tore a hole about one foot in
diameter, completely wrecking Commodore Howell's quarters, and smashing his book case to fragments.
Nobody was injured, and, being
under orders not to attack the batteries
the ships retreated as fast as their engines could carry tbem.
American   Artillery   is   Successful   at
Washington, Aug. 18.���Adjutant
General Corbin tonight received the
following telegram:
Ponce,  Aug.  18, 1898.
Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.
General Wilson reports that Major
Lancaster with Pott's battery at 10:80
p. m. 12th inst., quickly silenced the
enemy's batteries at Acomanta, near
Aibonto and drove him from his position and rifle pits. Thore was no infantry fire on our part, Liouteuant
John P. Haynes, 4th artillery was
struck by a stray Mauser bullet, but
was not seriously wounded. A shell
from the enemy's guns burst just ovor
ono of our pickets, killing and wounding four.
(Signed) MILES.
Spanish   and   American  Commanders
Did Not Know of the Poace.
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 13.-5 p. m.
���Advices were received by General
Shaftor this morning to the effect that
Manzanillo was bombarded yesterday,
day and night, and again this morning. General Shafter at once cabled
to the Spanish commander at Manzanilo that peace had heen declared
and requested him to adviso the American commander of the fact under a
flag of truce, which he did, and tho
shelling of tho town ceased.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 13.���A
special to the Banner from Knoxvillo
says: News has just reached horo that
a cloudburst has occurred at Beach
creek, a remote locality in Hawkins
county, nearly 20 miles from Rogors-
ville. Seventeen persons lost their
lives, 18 of tho bodies have been recovered.
The   Argonats   Start   for  Winnipeg���
Their   Record.
Toronto, Aug. 13.���Tho champion'
Argonaut four left this evening for
Winnipeg taking the 1 o'clock C. P.
R., train for Owen Sound, Ihence
they go by boat to Port Arthur. Tho
crew is accompanied by Trainer Skip-
pot and will row on Red river next
week. They will meet the Winnipeg
four and tlie James Bay four from
British Columhia, a crew which has
attained a great reputation on the Pacific coast. The Argonauts go to the
Northwest with an unequalled record
for they have won this season four
championships, the international and
national at Philadelphia, and the
Canadian and Northwestern this week
on Toronto bay. The Winnipegers and
James Bay will row a mile and a half
straightaway on Wednesday and the
winners will meet the Argonauts on
Thursday. The course for this raco
will ho three-quarters of a mile and
New York, Aug. 13.���An uneventful
25 mile unpaced race took place this
afternoon at Manhattan Beach cycle
track hetween Eddie McDuffie of Boston and Edward Taylor, the French
middle distance rider, aud tho former
won by 50 yards after a splendid spurt
in the last three miles.
Madras, Aug. 13.���Cholera is epidemic hero. Between Monday morning and Friday night 55 deaths occurred from the disease, the fatalities
prior to tho day first mentioned having been 117.
New   York,    Aug.   13.���Bar  silver,
SOf-j; Mexican dollars, 46.
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The Hon. George Foster's address,
delivered on Saturday night at tho
Fire Hall,was well worth listening to,
and that for many reasons. Mr. Foster is a very ablo man, a fluent and
entertaining speaker and a past master
in that art of juggling with figures
which some politicians mistake for
statesmanship and able finance. He
performed some peculiarly daring feats
in that particular form of acrobatics on
Saturdayevening thinking, presumably,
that living so far away from Ottawa
the people of Nelson had neither heard
nor road [of the complete way those
statements had been refuted by Mr.
Mr. Foster trotted out for inspection
and review several of the pet* grievances which tho conservatives cherish
against the liberals. The chief of these
is the able way the Laurier government is handling tho tariff question.
The liberals, during the last Dominion
election campaign, announced their
intention of treating the matter of the
tariffs on quite a different* principle
from that on wliich tho comervatives
had acted. Free trade they said was
their goal, and in the meantime tariffs
should, so far as possible, be maintained for revenue purposes only. Ou
the accession of Sir Wilfred Laurier to
power, tho conservatives hoped and
apparently expected, that the liberals
would he foolish enough to sweep
away the whole system of tariffs at
ono fell swoop, and anticipated a
great accession of strength to themselves as the result of the consequent
general dislocation of business The
liberals, however, most unfeelingly
declined to play into the hands of their
opponents. They knew that great and
radical changes must be effected
slowly, if them are to be beneficial,
and they refused to product* by a
violent upheaval of tho economic conditions of tho country thoso results
which eould lie more wisely obtained by gradual and systematic
even though changos, tho operation should occupy some years
before fully consummated. Tho
preferential duties in favor of British
merchandise a aro step in tho right
direction, as are also the substantial
reductions to bo found in many other
sections of tho tariff. It is true that
tho duty on certain articles has been
raised, but they are articles of luxury,
such as tobaccoand, thc incroaso is for
revenue purposes, aud not for the protection of any particular industry,
aud tho pre-election pledges have consequently not been violated either in
the letter or in the spirit.
Mr. Foster complained also of the
increased revenue derived by the pres
ent administration. It must be very
mortifying to the honorable gentleman
to see his successor dealing in surpluses where ho had been accustomed
to contemplate deficits, and he has
our deepest sympathy in the matter,
but surely a surplus is a queer kind of
an argument to use against a government ! Throughout his address Mr.
Foster, though undoubtedly entertaining, was the reverse of candid. What
could be disingenuous than his statement that the liberals had introduced
the American spoils system? While
we do not intend to discuss the system
itself, the facts in this particular case
are well known. For eighteen long
years the conservatives were in power,
and for eighteen long years all liberals were debarred from all posts in the
gift of the government. The conservatives had rigidly adhered to the
rule of making partisan appointments
for eighteen years, aud with what de-
gioo of justice can they blame the lib-
erls, when they at last obtained office,
for removing the ban that had lain
for so long upon their followers? It
was but a righteous retribution, and
the logical result of the actions of the
conservatives themselves.
Mr. Foster referred to the bonus
granted by his government for tho
smelting of silver-lead ore, and said
that they had paid out nothing under
the grant because there were no sniel-
ters then in operation. Ho pointed to
the Trail and Hall Mines smelters now
in full blast and scored tho liborals
for not having paid out any money under tho grant, and said that they had
consistently refused to consider any
claims for the bonus. He also implied
that those smelters had started up in
consequence of this bonus, which will
be news to Mr. Heinze and the Hall
Mines Co. It may interest Mr. Foster
to know that the Trail smelter has
never yet treated silver-load ores,
neither has the Hall Mines smelter
(with (he exception of 700 tons smelted
this spring) and thus his story of the
liberal government persistently refusing to pa}- the bonus is palpably untrue,
whilo his claiming the credit for tho
establishment of copper smelters by tho
grant of a bonus for smelting silvor-
lead is ridiculous. If this is the way
Mr. Foster perverts facts, intelligent
persons may bo pardoned for the incredulity with wliich they received
his extravagant statements on Saturday night.
It is now nearly four months since
Mr. A. E. Hodgins was empowered to
organize an volunteer company in
Nelson. A mess room has been secured, the company roll is full and the
men drill regularly and enthusiastically. Everybody in Nelson connected
with tho South Kootenay Rides has
done his duty, and the remissness of
the militia department i.s consequently
the more to be deplored. It was only
tlie other day that the officers' commissions were gazetted, and the Miner
learns that* neither uniforms nor rifles
havo yot been supplied. A stand of
arms was recently sent to the coast,
but the authorities thero havo refused
to send any to Nelson, and up to the
present no more have been forthcoming from headquarters, If a thing is
worth doing at all, it is worth doing
well, and how can the authorities expect the men to keep up tho necessary
interest in the company if they do not
possess the most rudimentary equipments. Moreover, (he men are prevented from becoming efficient. How
cau a man learn to become the master
of his weapons, if ho is uot supplied
with the arms? Whether it is rod tape
or forgetfulness that has caused the
delay The. Miner is not in a position
to say, but if tho department wishes
the volunteer movement in this part
of tho country to bo a success, it
hud better wake up before it is too late.
Five hundred thousand boys and
girls attain the age of lii in England
and Wales each year.
* *   *
About 40,000 people without* homos
are nightly sheltered in tho common
lodging houses in London.
* ��   *
Wine tasters eat a small piece of
bread, with a scrap of cheese, between samples to insure an unprejudiced taste.
* ��   *
Great Britain's volunteer force of
240,000 is maintained at a cost of under $4,000,000 a year���loss than $20 a
* *   *
The amount of gold coin in aetual
circulation in the world is estimated
by the Bank of England officials to be
about 865 tous.
* *   *
The king of Siam has a body guard
of female warriors���i. e., 400 girls,
chosen from among the strongest and
handsomest of aii tho ladies in his
* *   *
So fiir as the war is concerned, it
really looks as though the Madrid government was able to fool all the Spanish people all the time.���Salt Lake
"Let. mo see somo of your black kid
gloves," said a lady to a draper's assistant. "These are not Ihe latest
style, aro they,'' sho asked, when the
gloves were produced. "Yes, madam, "
replied the man, "we havo had them
in stock only two days." "I don't
think they are; the fashion papers
say black kids have tan stitches, and
vice versa. I see the tan stitches but
not tho vice versa." Tho assistant
explained that vice versa was French
for seven buttons, so sho bought
three pair.���Tit-Bits.
'' Speaking of peaco, " said the Queen
Regent, "let us hesitate beforo we embark���" "Alas, your majesty/' in
terrupted tho wise Sagasta, "if wo
hesitate we surely will have nothing
loft to embark iu., "���Cleveland Plain
2sr:E"W~  *   GOODS
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth  Brushes,
flfrE      -K" Good Value in Sponges.^^atf^
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C,
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
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Official Directory.
Governor-General       -        Earl of Aberdeen
Premier        - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Common-?, Dominion Parliament, Wost Kootenny Hewitt Bostock
Lieut.-Governor ��� Hon T R Mclniics
Promiet - Hon J H Tinner
Attorney-General - Hon DII Eberts
Com ot Lands and Works Ho ' "��� Martin
Minister Mines and Education Jlou $*.*-. linker
President Executive Council HonCE Pooley
Members Legidativo Assembly tor West Kootenay���North Riding J M Kellie
South Riding                 - J F Hume
Branch Mai^kets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo, J
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
mul nil those wlio are trying to avoid the bent of Hie cook stove  these  worm  ibijs
dnys by using Kimetbing tasty in tbe line of Corned Meats, Fish and Poultry
will he greatly relieved nnd wonderfully lienelitteil by looking over tlie
Following list.   We mention a few of the most popular lines
all in tins ready for uae.
��iirnid liter, Itimsl llri-r, <lilpp. il llrlcil llcef, Itollrd Million, Itoast
Mullein l-llirrl TollgUC, IriiiIi'i Tongue, Itolii'll llnlilill. Chicken I'litr,
Partridge rule. Wild IHieU I'ate, llonril Chicken, nm I. ami Turkey.   Morttiit'M   kippered   llrrrtug,  .Hmiilicil    Bl.-illlml,    Marshall**
Secil.li Herring and I'llinitli Huddle*, Lobster,  Sports   Sardines,
Sardines In HiiHlard, Plg�� Feel alio Sauces, Pickles,Catsups, Dressings, Bonps, lie., Eft'.
Have you tried the Geneva Sausage in Tins, verv line.
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Prompt delivery to nil parts of llie city nnd special attention to Mail Orders.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
.Mayor - - John Houston
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, .1 A
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley, Thou Mud-
City Clerk - - J IC Strnehan
Police Magistrate K A Crease
Chief of Police . A   F McKlnnon
Chief of Flro Department . w J Thompson
Auditor - John Hamilton
Water Commissioner - T M Ward
Health Officer - -       Dr. LaBau
City Enginoor - A. L, M'Culloch
Oity council meets every Monday, 3 p.m., at
city hall, cor Victoria and Josephine st
lir. EC Arthur. Dr. G A B Hall, Geo Johnstone.   Principal-- J R Green.
President - J Roderick Robertsun.
Vice-President - James Lawrence.
Socy-Treas. - John A Turnor.
President John A. Turner
Vice-Pros. W. A. Jowett.
Secretary I). McArthur
Treas. A II Clements .
Medical Supt. . Dr. G. A 1) Hall
We ure prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regulai
prices and carry Rou^h and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
OFFICE AND YARD C.  P.  R.  STATION     .    .    .
A.    E.    YOUNG,   AGENT.
IA1MM.  Mi'l Mi; , M Min. Assoc Cornwall I
Opposite Phair Hotel,
NELSON, B.C. P. O. BOX 583.
Extended experionce In Chile and German
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Reports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground surveying nnd mine plans kept
up by contract.
First Class In Every Respect.
The best place in the City
to get a good meal from 25
cents up.
Experienced  White   Waitresses Employed.
Y. H0SHI,        - Prop.
thing to do during' the hot
weather   is to   keep  your
system from running down
nre among the best Summer Tonies.
Our Diarrhoea Specific
is h sure cure for Summer
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
In Btock,l,000,000 ft.of Flooring, Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery,
Property Owners.
Do you want the rocks, slumps
or rubbish removed from your
yards, or your lawns levelled
clown? If so we can do it for
you. Will work either by day
or by contract.
Address T. W.
Care "Miner" ollice
"Babcock" Fire Extinguishers
6 QAL. SIZE $30. 3 GAL-SIZE $15.
including Supply of Chemical Cliargos
with oach,
Delivered F. O. II. nt 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.
171 4th St Portland, Ore,
���Sim p.m.
8.30 n.m.
Lull p.m.
(1.10 p.m.
United StateB, Ontario, Que*
beennd Eastern Provinces
Points 1111 N.   &  F. S.  linn.
Violorln mul Hn-tsland.
Mew Denver, Sandon und
slocan Lake Points,
ivuslo nml Kootenny Lake
Rossland, Trail, Nakusp,
Itobson, points un main lint*
'. P. It.. Vancouvor nnd
6.16 p.m.
2.-.W p.m.
7.45 a.m.
7.00 n.m.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m.; Qeneral
Delivery, S n,m, to 8 11.111.; Registration, 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Hank
tin.111. io I p.m.! Sunday 1 hour(10to 11 a.in).
J. A. GILKER,Postmaster,
Government Inspector of Agonolcs w J Goepel
(.old Commissioner - o. G. Dennis
Milling Recorder-Tux Col - It F Tolmie
Collootor of Customs - Goo. Johnstone
Provincial Assessor John Keen
County Court Judge ��� j a Forin
Registrar ETHSlmpkina
Inspector of Schools William Burns
Warden Capt, N. Fitzstubbs
First Jailer ��� R, Liddell
Second Jailer Geo. Partridge
Third Jailer - John McLaren
Senior Guar.l H, Inco
Cnuncn ok England���Matin 11 a.m.; Evon
Kong. 7..'0 p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays iu Ihe month afler
Matins; on 2nd and lih Sundays, at 8 a.m.
Sunday School at2.80 p.m, Rev. II. S. Akc-
luu'st. Reotor.  Cor Ward and silica streets,
PRESBYTERIAN Ciii-iun Services at 11 a.m.
anil 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayor meeting Thursday evening nt 8 p.m.;
Christian Knilcuvor Sociely ineels every llon-
day evening nt 8 o'clock. Rev. lt. Frew,
Methodist   CnoBOH���Corner snu-a  and
Josephine Streets. Services at lla.ni. and 7.30
ji. in.; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meeting on Friday evening at, 8 o'clock; Kpworth
League O.E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
Robson, Pastor.
Roman Catholic CHURCH���Mass at Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a.m.; Henediction
at, 7.30 lo 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
BAPTIST OlIURCH ��� Services morning and
evening al. 11 a.m. and 7.80 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 n.m.; Meetings
are held in the scliool house. Strangers cordially welcomed.   Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.
Salvation ARMY���Services every evening
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Viotoria street.
Adjutant Millner in charge.
NKLSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.
M. meets socond Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.
G. L. LENNOX, Secretary.
I.  O.  O.   F.     Kootenay Lodgo
; No. Ill, meets every Monday night,
nt   their   Hall,   Kootenay  st-"oct.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Socrotnry.
,   _,. NKLSON   LODGK   No. M, K. of   P.,
raW-Simeete In Cnslle hall, McDonald block
ISSUgevory  Tuesday  evening at 8 o'clock,
Ul visiting knights cordially invited,
J. J. Malone, CC.
(820) Qeo. Partridge, k. of R. and s.
NKLSON   LODGK,   I. O. G. T.      Meets In
Castlo Hall, McDonald Hlock, every Monday
evening  at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cor
dially invited, John TELFORD,
(thief Templar.
J. F. Jacob:.nn   Sec'y
NKLSON S   QUEEN    NO.   241
SONS     OF     ENGLAND,   moots
second and fourth Wednesday of
each month al K. of P. Hall, Mao-
t'i J/J   Donald Hlock,   cor. Vernon   and
*-**^^=^   Josephine istreets.  Visiting broth-
rn cordially invited. ERNEST Kino,
Chas. II. FARROW, Worthy President
COURT KOOTKNAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meet*
lsl and 3rd Wednesday in each month in the
K of P Hall. F XV Swanell, C. D. S, 0. R.i J R
Green, O.R.: J. Purkiss, Secy.
NELSONLODGK.NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meets
every Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall. F W
Swanell, M,W.: W Hodson, Rec.-Sea; J. J.
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receivor and
P. M. W.
NKLSON L.O.L. No. 1C!I2 meets in tho McDonald block every Thursday cveidng at 8
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invited,
John Toye W.M*.; F. J. Bradloy, R.8.
*_ THE MINER, MONDAY,   AUGUST 14, 1898.
llilff     Mellllou     of    Happenings   111    tl.e
J^^iiil Dining lhe I'asl
l'i�� Days.
P.   H.   Morrissey
nt tho Hume.
A. C. Masker nnd 11.
Nakusp aro in tho city.
W. Bowman  iuul  Vi.
Vancouver, uro ut tlm Phair,
if Peoria, 111., is
.1. MoQover of
W. Webster if
E. J.
Matthews, manager fur Braden
if Pilot Huy, is in (ho cily.
J. \V. Youiitf mul 1). A. McKenzie,
two milling mon of Ymir ure nl lhe
The. Nelson public schools will reopen today, after the midsummer
R. W. Brock und W. W. Loach of
tne Dominion Geological survoy are ut
the Phair.
Mrs. Frank Woodman, F. M. Dodd
and John Hayward of Spokane, ure
registered at the Hume,
George Jaohetta of the firm of Jaoh-
ettu & Welsh contractors mi tlio Crow's
Nest Puss railway is in the city.
(J. W. McMillan, representing the
Oalgary Brewing and Malting company, registered at the Hume on Saturday night,
Fred Stevenson nul, with ,-t very
painful accident while coming from
Nakusp iiii Saturday and is Buttering
from a dislocated shoulder,
Hev. Dr. Spencer, of Brantford, has
received an urgent invitation lo the
siipei'iiitendeiH'y of the Baptist missions in British Columbia.
Aftei' October 1 of this yeur tho
I'ost.iiiasler-dcneial has decided (hat
no |mstage stumps will he redeemed
by the post ollice department.
Wauled Twenty good axemen al
Slocan Junction camp, lo cleat right
of wav for II. W. Simpson A: Co.
Apply to foreman at the camp.
His Honor Judge Macdnugnll of
Toronto, Oounty Oourt Judge for
Y'ork county, Ontario, spent yesterday
in the citv and left last night for tlio
oast, via the V. I'. H.
I). McLeod, Brooklyn, purchasing
agent for Mann, Foley Pros. & Larsne,
contractors on the Hobson-Peulicton
branoh, spent Saturday in the city procuring supplies fur the euiiips.
Mayor Houston left yesterday 0V( n-
itig for Victoria, in connection with
the protest against llie legality if
tho Electric Light by-law, recently
submitted to the ratepayers of Nelson.
Ohaa. Heath, Goat River; Arthur
H. Boulton, Trail; Mr and Mrs.
Charles Irish, Mr. and Mrs. IX .1.
Hall, Macleod; A. B, Shewan, Montreal; James Jones, Vancouver, were
registered at the Queens yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Madden, Mr. and Mr*.
Sturgeon, Master Sturgeon, .Miss Nixon anil Miss Mooney returned on Saturday evening from .Sloean Junction,
where they have been rusticating for
a few days.
Arrangements are being made
the celebration of Labor day, Sept
by the working  men  of Nelson.
celebration will likely take  th
of a piocession followed by games
the rocroation grounds.
Jacob Dover, jeweler, leaves tomorrow for Toronto,  Montreal and New
Vork on a purchasing trip. He says
that on his return he ��dl have n large
stock of the best goods on the market,
to show the people of Nelson.
There was no service in the Methodist, church yesterday, owing to the
illness of the pastor Hev. John Hobson,
It.A. Mr, Hobson has been indisposed
for several days, hut il wits not until
Saturday that he gave up his usual
A largelv attended provincial convention of Temperance Workers was
held at Vancouver last* week at which
a resolution was adopted for the raising of 86,000 for the carrying on of
the prohibition campaign in the province.
The. hoi el at Ihe Halcyon Hot
Springs is crowded wilh guests, and
promises to become in the future the
most popular, resort in British Columbia. The medicinal qualities of tho
waters havo only to be tried to he appreciated.
Lord and Lady Aberdeen concluded
their western farewell (our at the ond
of last week and then went to Now
Richmond foi' salmon fishing. Thoy
will visit, Quebec during the sittings of
tlie International Conference and leave
for Britain on November ii
'While engaged in loading railroad
iron at Arrowhead on Snturday a
deckhand named Tipping met with a
severe accident. A steel rail fell on
his fool, crushing the big toe of his
right fool. The unfortunate man iwas
brought to Nelson last night and taken
to the hospital.
In future the steamer Nelson will
leave here daily except Sunday for
Goat river at 7 o'clock a. in. The Nelson makes outward connection at.
Pilot Bay with lhe Kokanee, but inward the connection is nol guaranteed.
Th.i steamer calls at way ports in both
directions when signalled.
The board have engaged lhe servics
of Miss Mooney, of Multawa, Out.,
who has been in (lie cily for the past
i few months to act as a substitute for
Miss Hath until llie return of the latter from her trip to Ontario. Miss
Mooney is all experienced teacher und
will have charge of Ihe Victoria street
A  Pleusant  Outing and a   Successful
Game of  Ball.
About 160 people attended Ihe excursion hold yesterday under the auspices
of lhe Nelson baseball team to Marcus,
Washington. A special train wus run
over the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway consisting of an engine and two
passenger couches. The train left the
depot shortly after 7 o'clock und arrived at Marcus ut 11 a. m. Every
one on board greatly enjoyed the!
beautiful scenery along tlio route, and
were enthusiastic) in tlieir praise of the
arrangements made for tlieir comfort
by the railway officials. On arrival at
Marcus tho visitors were, mot at the
depot by a committee of the citizens
and wero very hospitably entertained. I
In the afternoon a baseball mutch was
played between the Nelson and Marcus
teams, which resulted in a  victory for
the visiting  te
am.    The   following  is
the hutting oril
cr and runs scored :
Houston, 3
Kirk,  1
Dolan. 1
Doc Harvey, 1
Partridge, :i
W. W. Rush, il
Kennedy, 2
Ehoen, 2
Campbell, 1
Ed Jessop, 2
Smith,  '!
H. Bromleto, 1
Neelands, 2
J. Young,  1
Mills, 2
Alliiighui'g, 0
Wright, 0
Morehead, (I
The score by
5 (I ;i 0 2 -1 (1 I 1���1(1
2 0 4 10 0 0 0 4���11
Tho   Nelson
battery,   Houston  nnd
a lot of
Ice Cream freezers
which no well appointed
home should be without
during the warm weather.
We have also constantly
on hand a full line of .  .
Plumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offer-
Since being taken over by the cily,
lhe electric light service has not been
sal isfaeloiy to users of I he light. The
light is dim and is shut oil'before daylight, in the morning, (bus causing
greal inconvenience lo institutions
which are open all night. Wherever
the cause lies it should be remedied nt
The annual report of the Vancouver
board of trade has just been issued in
ncnt pamphlet form and a handsomely
lithographed cover Irom the presses of
the Province Publishing company. A
great, deal of interesting information
is compressed within the 120 pages of
Ihe book. A map of lhe Canadian
Yukon accompanies il.
The last issue (o hand of lhe (lienor.'! News contained the following:
Hamlin Garland, of (he staff of Modules .Magazine, the author of the
interesting  chapter  in (lie life of U,
S. Grant thai were published in the
McCluics last year, i.s in Glenora, lie
cline in over the Ashcrofl trail, to
write it up for McClnre's. 11 is not
probable lhal, he will recommend it lo
the readers of McOlures,
M, D. Smith of Sprague. Wash.,
wdio, for the past ten days, has been
visiting Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Anderson
of Nelson, leaves for home on this
morning's train. Mr. Smith is u
prominent business man of Sprague
and has greatly enjoyed his holiday
visit to our city. Beforo leaving ho
expressed his pleasure and surprise at
the evidences of progress and prosperity to be seen in the city and predicts
a bright future for Nelson.
The service at the Presbyterian
chrrch yesterday morning consisted
of an offering of flowers by tho children of the Sunday school and u sermon to the children by the Hev. K.
Frew. The flowers were sent to tho
sick in the different hospitals of tho
city. Ill the evening a service of song
was held at which a high class service
of sacred music wus rendered by tho
choir and the congregation. There
were large congregations ut hoth services.
Dolau wero at their best and did good
work in their respective positions. A
feature of (ho game was S. Neelands
two pick-ups on third base, hy which
ho probably saved Iho game for his
team. The Marcus team arc said to
have had a professional battery from
The excursionists arrived homo
about II o'clock lust night, well pleased
with their days outing and all expressing Iheir satisfaction and pleasure at
the way in wliich they hud been received and entertained by the citizens
of Marcus. Especial mention wus
made of Mr. Campbell of the Eureka
hotel whose hospitality will not soon
be forgotten by the visitors. On the
return trip attached to the front of the
engine was a broom, placed there by
the Marcus baseball team and at the
rear was the America flag across the
stars of which was painted tne Union
Jack, crosses of Sf. George, St. Andrew and St. Patrick. The Marcus
team have expressed Iheir intention of
having an excursion to Nelson shortly
if suituble arrangements can be made
for u train service.
At Ihe, conclusion of lhe address of
Hon. George E, Foster on Saturday
evening the chairman invited all those
interested in the formation of a Liberal Conservative Association in Nelson to remain, A meeting was afterwards held ut which John Elliott pre
sided und Pred Starkey acted as secretary. About 40 conservatives wore
present und it was decided to form au
association. A committee consisting
of W. A. Muodonald, Q. C, A. tt.
Gamble, George McFarland, H. R.
Cameron, John A. Kirkpatrick, T. G,
Proctor, tho chairman und secretary
was appointed to arrange for a future
meeting for organization and election
of officers to bc held in a couplo of
Hon. Mr. Foster, W. A. Macdonald
and others addressed the meeting
pointing out tho great advantages of
organizations such us this in a political
campaign. Mr. Foster assured the
meeting that tho prospects for victory
for the conservative parly at tbo noxt
general election were bright, und that
the purty organizations in tho eastern
provinces at tho present time* was very
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.
f; Letter Heads, *1
Bill Heads,  Envelopes, fa
Circulars, y
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
To Eastern ancl 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  Kossland and  Main   Line points
lUUp.m.-Lcavcs- NELSON���Arrlvos-lO.SOp.m
Uooieuiiy Lube���Knslo itoute.
Stb, Kokankk
Except Sunday, Kxcept Sunday
l  p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���11   n.ni
Calling at way ports in both directions.
Vancouver & Nelson, B. C.
11. H. Cameron wns ono of those
who wus prevented from building on
his property liy tlm above by-law, so
he undertook to Ught it. Mr, Onmer-
on informs The Miner thut nbout a
year ago he took legal steps to quash
the by-law, Innumerable delays delays have intervened, and he hns only
now learned that a judgment hns at
last been given tn liis favor. In the
meantime, the old by-law wns repealed, and another one passed in its
place, so Mr, Cameron has won a barren victory. He intends, however, to
enter an action for damages against
the city.
Tom Kune of Erie hnd u preliminary
hearing before A. B. Buekworth, J. P.
at Erie on Friday last. lie wus accused of attempted rape, nnd set up
un nlibi by wny of defense. The justice of the peace snid he did not feel
justified in dismissing sneh an important cuse, so the accused wus committed for trial. In the meantime he
bus heen released on bail. J. P. Lfiirne
appeared for the prosecution nnd W.
A. Galliher for the defense.
Merely    Alters,   But   Does    Not
Destroy  the Pretty Fable.
If it is true that lliero exists any
serious clisagreemenet in tho cabinet
over tlit; policy of taking to ourselves
definitely the Philippines, Abraham
Lincoln's manner of dealing with a
debuted question supplies tho model
for procedure now, bays the New York
Sun. According to the luto Beu Holli-
day, he, Holliday, wns invitod by the
president to bo present whilo the cab
iuet considered n certain important
measure. Tho discussion was long,
thorough and very earnest, and at its
conclusion it was plain that the cabinet was a unit. At tho proper timo
the president said: "Gentlemen, wo
will vote.    Thoso in favor say Ayo.''
"Aye!" said tho president.
"Those opposed sny No," continued
the Lincoln, and every member of tho
cabinet voted No.
"Tho Ayes havo it," asid Lincoln;
und ho lived to facilitate himself upon
the firmness of his judgment.
If upon tho question of the keeping
of the Philippines the entire cabinet of
tho present- day should voto No, it
would ho tho duty of President McKinley to have his "Ayo" prevail.���
"Didn't your absconding cashier
leave you any message?"
"Yes. lie. left a line in the cash box
transferring to me his paid np membership in a Don't Worry club."���
Chicago Record,
Restaurant Outfit
First Glass in everv
particular,   Apply.
HOX 51, Nelson, B, C,
lni'ilom.v lllvei- Itoulc.
Str. Nklsox.
Mon. Fri. Mon. I''
7 ��. ra.���Loaves���NRLSON-Amvos���8.00 p. in
Tues. Wed. 'I'liurs. Sul.
7. a in���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���10.30 p.m
Outward connection Pilot Bay with Str. Ko-
kiinee, but inward such connection made Mondays and Fridays onlv.
Str. calls way ports in both directions who
Train*   to nntl from   Slneim i'lty, Handon
mill Hloran   Lake   ToIiiIk.
(Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.���Lea vob���NKLSON���Arrivos���2.20 p. m.
Reduced Rates East
and full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. HKICH, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
Trav. IJaHS. Agont,
Hist, i'ass. Agent,
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 ?
Zhe   fllMner
pto. & pub. Co.
NOTICK is hereby id ven lhat the port nci'ship
heretofore existing between .1. s. McClelland
and II. 11. Ashcroft under the linn inline of
Ashcroft & McClelland is Ihis day dissolved
by mutual consent. J, 8. McClelland retiring.
If. I). Ashcroft still continues the business and
is liable for all indebtedness from Aug. 1. All
outstanding accounts must be imid to Ihe linn
of Ashcroft Si McClelland on or before Aug.
15. And all accounts against the linn must be
presented by Ihat date.
Nolson, Ii. ('., Aug. Oth, 1898,
Manufacrurei's of
Ilnli-j on Hot Springs  Water Aerated und
supplied lo llie Trade.
For One Cent a Word? ���
You can finila buyer for "Any  X
Old Thing" if you advertise.        f
t'lusitiiied Advertisements. X
All advertisements in|  is column are  4
1 cent a word each Insertion,   No ad-   J
*   Vertisement taken for less than 2j cents.   *
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Old papers at Tiik  MINER ollice.   25 cents
per hundred.
AI roomed furnished collage cor. Kootenay
and Observatory street.   Apply at premises.
FOUND.���A small key. National Cash Register.   Apply "Miner" ollice.
MUSIC LESSONS.-On piano organ nr
guilar, by Mrs. XV. J. Astley, Hobson street,
two doors west of Stanley.   P, O. Hox 180.
Baker Stroet,
Cook (woman) fur small camp; $40.
Girls for Homework.
Oook wants situation.
GEORGE E FOSTER^t5wrussr��
, UbUilUij   Iii    lUiJlUU the United States and whicl
Ex-Minister of Finance Discusses Political Questions.
Mr. Foster States lhat tlio Liberals  Have
Not Fulfilled Their Anto-Eleo-
tion Premises.
f tho old
actieed in
hich had been
discarded years ago. The tiarty having been in the cold shades of opposition for eighteen years were naturally
very hungry for oliiee. In many eases
competent civil servants were dismissed for no other reason than to
provide positions for Grit party heelers.
The speaker elosed an address of an
I hour imd'ii half with an eloquent peroration, in which ho reviewed the
progress whieh the Dominion had
made since 18(17, eulogized the great
fathers of confederation, and stated
that Canada today iR the peer of any
country ou earth, in undeveloped
natural resources, quality of her institutions and the prospects of tho future.
At the conclusion of Mr. Foster's
address, it. was moved by John A.Turner, and seconded by A. K. Hodgins
uud Alderman Hillyer thut* tho thanks
of tlm audience be tendered to the
honorable gentleman for his able address. The motion was carried unanimously after which Mr. Foster
briefly replied, nnd the meeting dispersed, everyone being well pleased at
having hud the pleasure of hearing the
ex-minister of finance discuss tho
political questions of the day in such
;ut able manner.
1898      PROVINCIAL
Hon. George E. Foster, minister of
finance in the late Dominion Federal
cabinet,arrived in the city on Saturday
after a visit to mining properties in
the Slocan country, iu which he is
On Saturday evening Hon. Mf. Foster
addressed a public meeting in tho Fire
Hall, which although hastily called
was well attended. He is one of the
leaders of the conservative party in
Dominion politics end is a very fluent
and logical speaker and an able debater. His discussion of the issues of
the day was listened to wilh interest
and attention. Mr. .lohn Elliott was
appointed chairman and introduced
the speaker as one of the leading
statesmen of Canada.
Mr. Foster on rising wus received j Washington 2
with applause. He began by cougratu ,
luting his audience on the signs of
prosperity and progress which he saw |
in Nelson and predicted a bright future j
for the commercial metropolis of the j
Ho then proceeded to discuss Dominion  political   questions   dealing with I
the turitt', on   which   issue he claimed '
that   the  liberal  party on  obtaining rowly escaped with her Iif
power had gone back on all their unte-
electiou promises nnd hud   adop
policy of tirotection
Aug. 18.���At St. Louis.���St. Louis
-I. Philadelphia ii.
At Boston���Boston 6, Cleveland 2.
At Baltimore���First* game, Baltimore 8, Pittsburg 2. Second game,
Baltimore (i, Pittsburg il.
At Brooklyn���Brooklyn :.', Cincinnati I.
At New York���New York I), Chicago 2.
At Washington���First game, Washington 2, Louisville 1. Second game,
Louisville 9.
At Toronto���Toronto 8, Buffalo 2.
Mrs. Elizabeth Stiles, who died in
Madison, Ohio, the other day, was a
Union spy during the civil war. She
was captured by the Confederates during the  siege   of   Richmond and uor-
id the
the conservative party. Prior to the election on
Juno 28, 1806, the liberals hnd never
wearied of denouncing the national
policy and declared that if elected
their policy would be "Free trade as
they have it tu England." They won
the election but found thut lhe only
true tariff policy for a young country I
like Canada was thnt inaugurated and j
carried out by the conservatives. On j
tho tariff and on the Manitoba school
question the conservative had a well
defined polioy nnd tbo peoplo of the i
country knew exactly where to lind it. j
The liberals were elected entirely upon '���
their promises and not on their past
record. Since tho election they hnd
repudiated nearly every promise made I
previously. He was a linn believer iu j
party polities both in Dominion anil
Provincial matters, Under it a better
class of candidates come forward for i
election. For eighteen years the liber- I
ais made charges of extravagance
against the conservatives government,
and accused them of increasing the
national debt of the country lo an unnecessary extent. During the six years
from 181)0 to 1898 the debt bud been in-
oroasd |2,600,000 per year; during lhe
two years rule ot the liberals the delit
had been increased by $8,775,000 per
yoar. Under conservative rule the annual expenditure was little over $86,-
000,000, while tho flrst year of tho liberal rule the expenditure was over
140,000,000, for the fiscal vear lSUS-!) it
will reach $111,000,01)0. In this way he
claimed that the liberals had deceived
tho electors of Canada and hud obtained power under false pretenses.
Some liberals claimed that the party
should have credit for
gold in the Klondike, (he good crops
of Manitoba and the growth of tho
cattle industry in Alberta, but what
had they ever dono for tho Kootenay
country. In 1895 when the Kootenay
was just coming into prominence, tho
conservative government passed an act
granting a bonus of five cents per ton
on all silver-lead ore smelted in the
country and appropriated thu sum of
$15,000 for that* purpose.
Up  to  June  28, 1898, nn claim   for
the bonus   was   niade   und   since that
Cur historic policy of isolation and
: of non-intervention, excopt  so far as
relates to tlie integrity of the Ameri-
i can continent, a polioy builded iu the
i corner-stone of the republic, has made
, us the happiest, the most ideal of na-
| tions.    Washington    and   the   fathers
t'orsaw lhe temptations to which we
i would bo subjected and they conjured
jus to beware, of thein. In such a timo
'as this, when the war   fever   quickens
our pulses, let us take care no delirious
dream of imperialism leads us to
lour own destruction.���Philadelphia
; Ledger.
*   BUY IT.   *
The Miner is on sale at the fol-
lowing news stores ftt five cents per
Gllborl Stanley
Thomson Stationery Co
Canada Drug & Hook Co.
Hotel Hume News Stand
1��. Campbell
('. F. Nelson
J. V. Delaney
Slocan News Co.
E. O, Nelson
Slocun News Co.
.1. M. Pattorson
w. Parker
Thompson Bros.
Hotel Kpokano
II. W. Simpson
Slocnn City
ana   News   Agents  on   boats  and
trains out of Nelson.
, Spokane  Falls &
the discovery of "	
Northern R'y.
Nelson  & Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Sygountain R'y.
The only all rail route without change
timo  thc  liberal   government mis not | ��f c,ar3 between Nelson and Rossland aud
paid one  cent to  encourage the. smelt-  opokane and Kossland.
ng industry in British Columbia. m ������.    Exeunt Snndavl
Hon. Mr.   Foster  then proceeded   to ; {V&ny iZCepl bunaay'
criticize the policy of the present gov-1 Leave 6-20 a.m. NELSON Arrivo 5.35 p-m
eminent in  regard   to the fast steam-;    >'    12:05 "   EOSSL'D    "   11:20   "
ship line, the Crow's  Nest Pass rail-     .-    8-30 a-m. SPOKANE   "    3-10 p-m
way   contract,    etc.    On   tho    former   K
question he claimed that the liberals '1'nun that leaves Nelson at G:20 a.m,
had utterly failed in their efforts to wakeB close connections at Spokane for
make   a   contract,   although   one  had | ---1- Psoifio C'oiiHt Points.
Passengers for Kettle Bi ver und Boundary Creek, connect nt Marcus with Stage
been almost arranged when the conservatives went out of power. With regard to the Crow's Nest Past Puss railway contract he stated that the conservative government hud arranged for
its construction on terms which would
not have cost lhe Dominion more than
$1,000,00(1, but on assuming the reins
of government the liberals had repudiated the contract and the new arrangements will cost the country over $���!,-
1100,000 in a straighl subsidy to the C.
P. It.
The contract entered into by Mr.
Sifton for the construction of the Teslin lake railway was au outrageous
one, and had the senate not thrown out
the bill, the choicest gold lands in the
Yukon would have been granted to
Messrs. MacKenzie and Mann for
building a tramway which began nowhere and ended 150 miles beyond. As
an evidence of the wisdom of (be
action of the senate, a road is now
being built from Skagway to open up
the country and will not cost tho'.
Dominion one cent in subsidy.
Mr. Foster then accused   the   liberal ���
party of  having introduced   into Can-
. . . G0INQ EAST
Une a lirst class line In traveling botween
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, and
thy principal towns in Central Wisconsin
Pullman Palaco Sleeping and Chair Cars
Sorvlco        .....
The Dining Cars are operated in the interest t
its patrons, the most elegant service ever
inaugurated.   Meals arc served a la Cart**.
To obtain first class service your ticket Hhould
read via '  . . . ,
Dlroot connections nt Chicago and Milwaukee
for all Eastern points.
Por full Information cull on yonr nearest tlcko'
ngent, or write        .
Jak. A. Clock,        or       Jas. C. Pond,
Qeneral Agent,        General Pass. Agent
24U Stark Street, Milwaukee, Wit
Portland, Ore.
under tho direction of
The Royal Agricultural and Industrial
Society of British Columbia.
OCT. 5 to 13 Inclusive
New Westminster
Kirkpatrick b Wilson
in conjuction "llli llie
Citizen6'Grand Yearfu Celebration
are receiving Seasonable Goods
for the best trade of Nelson in
the lines of
The quality is the best and prices
right.       As always, our stock of ,
is full and being- added to as needed.
$18,000. ~-si8,ooo Kirkpatrick -' Wilson,
The Premium List Is I lie Largest
ever ottered Wesl of Toronto.
o       ��       ���
Pyre-Spectacular Bombardment ol Santiago
de Cuba and Blowing up of the ""lulnr."
Followed liy un up-to-dnto Fire Works DIftplay,
which hns heen specially secured for Four
Nights ut ail I'lioi-niolls expense
Lacrosse and Baseball Matches, Bicycle fleet, Aquatic, Sailor and
Caledonian Sports, Promenade
Concerts, Horse Races.
Dog Show.  Open to the World.
The Finest Bands in the Province
will provide Music.
Special rates over all Railway and
Steamboat Lines.
No entrance fees charged for Exhibits.
Premium Lists, Entry Forms, and
full information on application to
Chairman Col. Cout. Secy. t'el. Coin.
Pros. It. A. & I. Poo.     Secy. It. A. ft I. Soo,
Exhibition Commissioner,
fov Nobbiest and best and Save KASH.
Repaired, Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
ana Dyed by iho \k\v Piiocess ��t
Koasonable Prices,
STEVENS, This Taylor.    _���-^
ltoo.M 9. Hii.i.Ynii I!i,k.,  NELSON.
P, S.���1 mlies Wool Hress tlonils Bponged
before Making Uii.
Are Saving Money every day
on their I [arclware Hills by
allowing us tt) figure with them.
Get Our Prices Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Tel. No. 21.
rare Co'y.
Waff Paper,      Sporting Goods
���   Hammocks,    ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic Supplies
Thomson Stationery Co.
has taken over the practice of
Dr. H. E. Hall and is prepared to do all kinds of Dental
Work   by latest methods.  .  .
Bnikrii lllll Itlnck
linker HI.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or (Juobcc
Heaver Line���Lake Huron Aug. 8
Heaver Line���Lake Superior Aug. 10
Dominion Line -Vancouver Auk. 8
1 imi ii n ion Line-Scotsman Aug, 13
Allan Line���Callfornian July 28
Allan Line���Numldlan Aug.  I
From New York
White Star Lino���Teutonic Aug.  S
White Star Line���Britannic Aug. 10
Cunard Line���Lucanln Aug.  II
Ounri'tl Line- Ktruria Aug. 13
Allan Stale Line���Slate of Nebraska.. .Aug. 28
Allan State Line���Mongolian ..Aug. It
Anchor Line���KurnoHsia Aug. 20
Anchor Line���Anclioria Aug. 13
Cablu, (42.00, $50. {Ml, $70 $80 anil upward*.
Intermediate, tSi.OOand upwards
Steerage. $22.50 and upwards,
Paasengors ticketed through to all pointB la
Great Britain or Ireland, and at special! |-low
rates to all parts of Iho European coiitl.ient.
Prepaid passages arranged from all poind .
Apply  lo  GEO.   a.  IIKKIt,   O.P.R,  'I cite.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STIT'I
5511   General Agent, C.P.R. Otliees. Winnipeg.
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and (ieneral Agents, Fire and
,,.Insurance Agents, Notaries Public, Etc...
FOR SALE  ___����v\s\v>xv>.vtk
Oornoi' Loi on Vernon St., with Building, 12 Lots in Blook
III-'   Cheap.   2 I.i ts Cor. Josephine find Hobson,
2 Lots unci Dwelling near Cor Stanley St, on Observatory
St., 812 per month. Dwelling on Silica St,, near Cedar St.,
$20 per month,   Houso iuul 2 Lots, Houston St. $15 month.
Call and see our full list of property for sale  in   "Hume"
and "A" Additions
Ten Lois in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street,  NELSON,  B.C.
All  Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager t*ii-*i   ,./,��!    ��-��   /~.
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,    " NbLSON,   B.C.
Mining Engineer J m
Charles D. J. Christie
Houses to Rent at $8, $14 and $15.   Furnished House $35.
FOR SALE-  A 2 loi corner Ward Street, 8300.   2 lots, garden and fenced,
Victoria Street, $000.   7 roomed  house Silica street, $2800.
A new House, first story .stone, 2ml rough cast, 7 rooms, Electric Lights, Bath,
hot and colli water.   Finished in first class manner, ready about
lOth August.    Three  minutes  from  post ollice.    Prices
quoted at my office,
Typewriting and Stenography Work Done.
Agency 13. C. Acetylene Gas Machine Company,
Notico Is hereby niven Hint i-Lity 1(101 days
aftei dato I intend to apply to lhe O'lief Commissioner of Land and Works for permission lo
purchase throo hundred nnd twenty (1120) acres
unreserve crown land, more or less:
Commencing at n stake marked "11. W.'s N,
K, north-east corner", Ihence eighty (HO) chains
south; thence forty t4'll chain*; west; thenco
eighty (801 chains north; ilienco forty (10)
chains east to point of commonccment; situated
near the head of Kokanee Creek about ten
miles from Kootenay Lake, Nelson Mining
Division, West Kootenny District.
Dated this 2nd August 18SI8.
Nelson, II. C'��� Aug. 2,1898.
PABST : : : I
A Trial   will   convince
that the  World's   Leading
Beer loses none of its good      t|
qualities by   being  bottled
in our own country.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.
Victona Street - NELSON, B. C.


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