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Daily Edition No  S9.
Nelson, British Columbia. Saturday Morning, August 20,  1898.
Ninth Year.
[ inure
A Shop unequalled anywhere,
tern after which all others model.
ploying experienced workmen who
specialists. Make a shoe complete.
place any worn out part. No delay nor
lpng waiting. Every job satisfactory 01-
no pay. Half soling anil heeling from
Best Leather al Lowest Prices, Free
Laces. Free Patent Buttons. Free
Utillon Hooks.
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X     PARASOLS at     X
x * KID OLOVES. * f
X Reduced
Prices, t
I Grand July Clearance Sale!
We will offer for lhe next ten days all of our entire stock
at reduced   prices   with  Special   Reductions   on   the
.  .  .  following lines .  .  .
Slimmer Dress (loods.
Warm Weather Fabrics,
Ladies Shirt Waists.
Ladies' I) & A Corsets.
Ladies' and Children's   I'mlt-i-vests.
Ladies' Silk and Kid Gloves,
Ladies' Silk and Alpaca Skirts.
Sailor Hats, Half Price.
Men's Underwear.
.Men's Washington 'Pies.
Men's Negligee Shirts.
Men's Fancy Cambric Shirts.
Men's Hindi Sateen Shirts.
-Men's Duck and Flannel Suits.
Men's Straw Hats.
Men's Pants and Overalls.
Our Stock is Compfete in house furnisfiings, f
. . The Political Situation ���.
Our position in   the   B,   C.   Cabinet   has
been filled bv a Nelson man,   viz.,   MIN-    -
ISTER OF  MINES.    All we  ask  is  a
chance to .'.   '.',',
fiff Your Kitchen (a&inets with Choice Groceries
thus ministering to your minds through your bodies.
A large assortment of Huntley & Palmer's Buscuits  just opened.    French
Sardines in Butter, Oil and Tomato, Chili and Paragon Vinegar for Salads.
Goods delivered promptly to all parts ot the cily.   Tel, 18.
The Hospital Ships Return
to Santiago.
I aro greatly depressed by tliis order
which confines their sale of drinks to
coffee and lemonade.
Miss Clara Barton of tho American
Hed Cross Society with a large forco
will leave the lirst of nexl week.
More Transports Needed for the Spanish
Prisoners���Personnel of the Commission  in  Paris
London, Aug. 1!).���The Madrid correspondent of the Daily News says
that Generals Blanco, Oastellanos and
\dmiral Manterola have been appointed commissioners for Cuba and
Generals Mucins and Ortea and Admiral Vallerino for Porto Rico.
It is probable, the correspondent
says, that Senor Leon y Castillo, thn
Spanish ambassador to France, will
preside, at the session of the Paris commission, Sonor Moret's candidature is
made impossible by the hostile attitude of the press.
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 1!).���The
Massachusetts Aid Association ship
hospital Bay State is expected to arrive tonight- from Guantanamo bay.
Hospital supplies and nurses aro much
needed. Large quantities of supplies
have already been distributed by Ur.
Brooke tt of tho aid association who
arrived two weeks ago. All the hospital ships leaving here arc under
orders to return as the number of sick
is too large for tlio present* service.
The fevur is increasing among the remaining troops. The Third regiment
of imiinincs arrived hero this afternoon on tho Minnesoka. Four thousand Spanish troops have, already been
shipped and transports Villadonga and
Estrada Panai will leave tomorrow
with 8000 more.
General Toral says more transports
will bo needed than have been provided. Six thousand Spaniards at
Guantanamo bay cannot, leavo liefore
tho last of the mouth. Sickness is increasing among them.
The statement is made on good
authority that, General Shaffer will
leave on Saturday. General Wood today ordered the sale of whisky, beer
and wines stopped everywhere and
provided severe penalties for infractions of tho rule.   Restaurant  keepers
Will Be Considered at the
Quebec Conference.
Lord Chelmsford's Mis-i-n -New Defenses
Contemplated���- War Veaaeb on
the    Lakes.
England   Admits   That   America, Will
be a Great Naval Power.
London, Aug. lil.���The morning
papers comment upou the proposed
immense increase in the American
navy.    The Standard says :
"Such a fleet operating from Manila
as a base, would be able to exercise
considerable influence upon the progress of events in Chinese waters,
and, added to the English -Chinese
Bquadron and the Japanese navy,
would make a mighty armament indeed."
The Daily Mail says :
"The new programme is startling in
its immensity, The American navy
jumps to fourth place among the
world's Heels. It will not long remain
fourth nor will it he long before the
United States will have a policy in
China, "
Steamer   Governor   Slonemaii    Abandoned at Circle City.
Vancouver, Aug. II). ���C. A. Brown
of Manitoba, who arrived hero from
Dawson today, says that the river
steamer Governor Stoneraan was unable ti) get down the Yukon and was
abandoned at Circle City. She drew
live feet of water. The Kstelle Young,
a dredger belonging to parties from
Portland, Or., had quit work. Her
machinery could not penetrate Ihe clay
at the bottom of the river.
A Montreal despatch says: In connection with an announcement that a
revision of the agreement of 1S17, respecting naval vessels on the great
lakes, will form one of the subjects to
be considered by the conference of
United States and British commissioners at Quebec during the present
month, the interesting fact has come
to light within tbe past few days that
the. British government is about to
take some very important step as looking to the defense of the Canadian
frontier and of the coast line both on
the Pacific and Atlantic.
It is very probable that as a part of
this system of military defense, the
commissioners representing Great Britain and Canada will propose a modification in the present existing regulations concerning the construction and
maintenance of war vessels on the
hikes. As it is understood lhat (lie
United Slides also favors the abrogation of the present restrictions, it is
considered here as quite likely lhat, as
ono result of the coining conference,
gunboats Hying respectively tho Union
Jack and the Stars and Stripes will
iio�� Ton sunli :i mt kvis on inland
waters in the future as they have boen
for tho past three-quarters of a century.
Near the close of the last session of
the Dominion parliament at Ottawa a
return was asked for by one of the
members for copies of all correspondence, etc., with the imperial government on the subject of colonial do-
fetise, and the reply mado to the motion was a memorandum admitting
that there had been correspondence,
but that it was not deemed advisable
to make it public Ihen. It now appears, according to evidently well
founded reports, that the negotiations
between the two governments have
reached an advanced stage, and that
the Imperial government has already
appointed a committee of military and
naval experts to examine into and report upon tho whole question of the
defenses of Canada, wilh a view to
tlieir considerable improvement.
The question of strengthening Canadian defenses has already been receiving a good deal of attention from the
Imperial and Dominion authorities
since tho time of the Venezuela incident, and it may be remembered that
about a year ago Lord Chelmsford, a
retired general in the British army,
came to Canada on a visit which, although his lordship said it was merely
private and personal, was generally
regarded as being a mission with the
objeotjof the investigating of Canadian
lines ot defenses. Lord Chelmsford himself said that most of his sojourn in the
Dominion would be devoted to looking
about to see what means Canada eould
command to resist invasion, but disclaimed any official mil ure for his
visit. Despite this disclaimer from
his lord ship, however, it would now
seem that his investigations -were
really official and that the Imperial
authorities are now about to aet on tho
lilies probably outlined in Lord
Chelmsford's report.
Lord Chelmsford, by the way is well
known in tho military world. He
commanded the British forces in South
Africa in 1878 and 1ST!), and served in
the Crimean war, tin- Indian mutiny,
and the Abyssinian and Zulu wars.
From 1K84 until INS!) ho was lieutenant
of the Tower of London.
The personnel of the commission is
understood to include Colonel Lake,
late quartermaster general of the Canadian niilita; Colonel Leech, Colonel
Dalton, and Captain White, R. N.
Tho appointment of the commission
has not yet been formally announced,
and it is probable that two or more
Canadians will nlso bo appointed to
assist the Imperial officers in their investigations.
Tho commission will travel along
(he entire seacoast of Canada, both Atlantic and Pacific, and will also look
into the question of the defenses on
the great lakes. This latter phase of
the matter will probably be left over
till the Quebec conference shall have
flrst dealt* with it.
The extent* to whieh the British government, will go in fortifying Canada
against attack can, of course, only be
conjectured. It is probable however,
that the cities of Halifax and St.
John, on tho Atlantic, Vancouver aud
Victoria on tlie  Paciiic; and Montreal
and Quebec ou the St. Lawrence will
be strongly fortified. Halifax, Victoria and Quebec are already pretty
well fortified with land defenses, but
Montreal and St. John are unprotected.
The fortification at Montreal would
no doubt consist iu the placing of big
guns on the mountain behind the city,
and tho rehabilitation of the old defenses ou St. Helen's island. From
(hese two points the St. Lawrence
could be commanded for a distance of
eight or ten miles below thc city, and
Montreal would bo reasonably safe
from attack by war vessels coming up
tho river.
Tho appointment of the Earl of
Minto to succeed Lord Aberdeen as
governor-general of Canada, which has
just been announced, is also in keeping with the evident intention of the
Imperial government to place the Dominion on a stronger military footing.
Hitherto Canadian governor-generals
have not been soldiers, but it. is as a
soldier that Lord Minto is best remembered in this country.
Tho creation of a colonial navil
reserve is still another respect in
which the home government has decided that Canada is to take part iu
the defenses of the. Empire. Mr.
Gosehen, first lord of the admiralty,
has proposed that the colonies shall
pay the cost of training naval reserve
men, while the Imperial government
pays their retaining fees. Newfound-
laud is to be the flrst colony to try the
experiment, and special instructors are
about to be sent out from England to
traiii 500 Newfoundland fishermen,
who are to be enrolled forthwith, The
men are to receive $50 for each month
The cordiality of the relations existing between Great Britain and the
United States at the present time precludes any suspicion that these warlike steps are. being taken because of
any fear of possible hostile invasion
from the south, aud it is probable
that the government at Washington
has already been informed of the
nature of tho proposed operations, aud
assurances of their perfect friendliness
so far as the United States is concerned.
Items of Interest From Kootenay Camps.
���^ovrespoudeut*   ^arrwl   in   Hav����i-
Aniusements Recommouco.
Havana, Aug. 19.���Yesterday there
arrived from Key West correspondents
of the Now York Post, the Journal
and Advertiser,tho Chicago record and
another newspaper correspondent, none
of whom were permitted by General
Blanco to land, the governor genoral
considering their arrival here inopportune and inconvenient, and believing
that their presence here beforo the arrival of the peace commission might
cause difficulty. The correspondents
returned last night to Key West on
board tho schooner Adams.
One hundred Americans who landed
at Maria Gorda on the 11th inst., after
conferences with the loaders Gayo and
Lezo re-embarked. Cubans in the
provinces are nearly naked and without shoes. Tliey requested the Americans to provide the women with
clothes, etc.
A quantity of merchandise that arrived in Havana yesterday has not
been sold, owing to a difference regarding prices between sellers and
Last night the city was again illuminated with electric lights, which had
been suspended during the blockado.
Tho Plaza do Armas and the parks,
after a period of long obscurity, presented a resplendent scone. They wero
filled with persons of both sexes. The
theaters were full.
The arrival of the American steamers with provisions and mails is
awaited with impatience. Many
soldiers who have not heard from their
relatives for at least a mouth are
anxiously awaiting the arrival of the
Spanish ministers.
Tho American bark Marylaud arrived with provisions this morning.
A large and noisy crowd of curious
people awaited the entrance of the vessel into port.
Large Amount rf Development Work
Eeing Done in All Patts of the
Country���New Shippers.
(ieneral Jaudenes Hides With the Women and Children.
London, Aug. II).���The Hong Kong
correspondent of the Daily Mail says:
Tho terms of tho capitulation of
Manila, as agreed upon Saturday between General Jaudenes and General
Merritt, include the cession of the
Philippine archipelago to the United
An American naval officer who arrived on the Zafiro from Manila tells
mo that the Americans practically
walked into Manila. Tlie operations,
lie says, were confined to the Malato
sido of tho city where tho Spaniards
liad a fort and two lines of trenches.
The troops waded through tho Malate
river and walked up to tho beach as
though going to lunch, meeting practically no opposition.
I learn that when General Merritt
went ashore after the capitulation of
Manila ho experienced some difficulty
in finding General Jaudenes, who
Ultimately was found in a church
among crowds of women and children.
New  York,    Aug.    II).���Bar  silver,
t��%; Mexican dollars, 40.
The Pug mine near Waneta was i:o!d
on Thursday at Rossland by Deputy
Sheriff Robinson to J. B. Chabin of
Sault St. Marie tor $775. The salo was
in accordance with a judgment uguinsj
the property secured by J. B. Miller
the former manager of the Columbia
& Ontario Gold Mining company.
On Ihe Abe Lincoln the shaft i.s now
dow n about 153 feet, and it will be
driven at once to the 200-foot level,
when drifts will be run to open the
ledge. The shaft is a vertical one,
and no attention has been paid to the
contour of the vein. The workings
have been carried straight down
wards regardless of the lead.
Early iu the week a force of men
left here for the northern part of tin-
Trail creek district for the purpose of
resuming work on the Keystone, which
is said to be the banner mining proporty of the Burnt Pass section. Thero
are a number of prospects staked in the
Burnt pass section, and considerable
development work is in progress there.
The Keystone has an enormous surface showing, and tho ore, which
���went a Xrattv, m* the surface, now that
some depth is attained, gives assay
returns of $12 to the ton. Tho work is
to bo pushed through the fall aud
winter. ���Rossland Miner.
A force of nion aro now engaged on
a trail up Hidden creek. Some of tho
most promising prospects around
Ymir are located in this creek and a
trail will add greatly to their value.
One hundred and forty meu are
working in tho LeRoi mine at present
and although there is plenty of high
grade ore at the 700 foot level it has
been decided to sink another 100
The Grant and (ieneral claims, located on Woodbury creek, about five
miles from Kootenay lako have been
The consideration is $45,000, tho
first payment has been mado and tho
time is to extend for one year. Within
48 hours after the bond was signed a
gang of 12 men were put on to do development work. The ores of theso
claims consist of galena and sulphides.
A new strike of importance has been
made lately on the Free Coinage claini
adjoining tho Silver Cup. in the Trout
lake district. After running for 400
feet on a body of clear galena the ore
struck is as rich as that* of the Silver
Cup. Recent assays go 200 ounces in
silver, l)o ounces iu gold and DO por
cent lead. A force of eight men aro
now working the property.
The machinery for the mill at the
Porto Rico mine near Ymir is now on
the way from Sheerbrooko, P. Q., and
is expected to arrive about September
1. The foundations for the mill aro
laid and the work of construction will
be rapid.
The North Star Mining company in
East Kootenay is surveying a line for
a railway to connect the mino with
the Crow's Nest Pass railway.
Freo milling gold ore is being taken
out of the Mollie Hughes, in tho
Slocan. A payment of $18,000 will be
made this month to Thomas Anson
and othors.
E. Dempster, on his return to Vancouver, from a visit to tho properties
of the Salmo Consolidated Mining
company, near Salmo. B. O., said:
"I was agreeably surprised at the
showing made in number two shaft.
It is down 125 feet and is in ore. A
drift will bo started at once. Since I
visited the property a few months ago
a new boarding house has been completed and everything has been mado
comfortable for the men. The company will spend a considerable sum
this fall widening our trail to tho
Salmo wagon road, so as to bo able to
haul machinery right up to the mine,
a distance of 10 miles from Salmo.
Andrew Murphy has leased the west
half of tho Corinth group for threo
years. The east half will be worked by
the company.
A strike of tliree inches of galena
was made last week on tho Cory and
Ward's claim, the Eclipse, situated
abovo the California on Silver mountain.
The Antoino will ship 100 tons of
this mouth. Part, of tho product of
this mine is shipped to tho Kaslo
sampler where tho per centago of zinc
in it is reduced by mixing wilh tho
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nations would not  bo  overcome   in  a
Surely on one will be disposed to
blame Lord Salisbury for pausing ou
the brink of so dreadful a chasm. Nor
does any sober-minded person blame
bim. What he is blamed for is the policy of bluff and retreat which he has
pursued. He should have made up his
mind long ago, the English people
think, whether Russia would fight for
the objects she has in view, and, if so,
whether it was worth fighting her
for them. For lack of making up his
mind on these points he has indulged
in a series of back-downs that have
been hurtful to British prestige in
Asia, and have been felt to be humiliating at home.
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth  Brushes,
also Good Value in Sponges
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
Official Directory.
Governor-General        -        Earl of Aberdeen
Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Common.--, Dominion Parliament, West Kootonay Hewitt Bostock
That public opinion at home is profoundly stirred by the rocont events
in China is sufficiently indicated by
despatches publislied from timo to time
in The Miner, but whether it is deep
enough to carry tho nation up to the
brink of a great war ennnot be accurately judged at this distance. Great
wars have certainly sprung from less
provocation, and Iho tremendous interest which the news in question cx-
cites is thoroughly justified. If Lord
Salisbury acquiesces in the success of
his rival's tactics there will be uo
war, although there will be unquestionably a brisk political storm in
England as a consequence. If, in
auswor to a firm remonstrance from
London, Russia recedes from her position as advisor-general, or rather,
coeroer, of the Chinese Empire, thero
will be no war. A sharp demand,
however, followed by as sharp a refusal, may precipitate one of tho most
colossal struggles of modern times. It
would not merely be a conflict between
two states���it would bo, to- some extent at least, a conflict between principles���between progress and reaction,
between democracy and autocracy,
between enlightenment and a civilization from which the brute marks of
barbarism have not yet* been erased.
Wero   a   war actually to result from
tho present complications Russia would
find herself  possessed of one groat advantage.    She  is  practically the only
power   that   can  compel  Great  Britain   to   meet    her    ou    land,     and
among   tho    first    incidents   of  the
War    would    be    (ho   loosing   of    a
great Russian army  on   the   northern
confines   of  India.    Here the questi on
of who is to bo supreme in Asia would
perhaps bo settled, and here Russia, to
Bay   the least  of   it, would  not bo at
suoh a disadvantage  as  sho would  be.
on   the   seas.    Ou the   actual scene of
the dispute Britain, supposing that sho
maintains   command    of   the   ocoau,
would  bo   in  a better   position   than
either of her antagonists.    Tho Trans-
Siberian  railway   is  yet  hundreds of
miles  short   of   completion,   and    an
army   could   not look to  that   source,
either for  food, artillery, ammunition
or any of tho other necessaries of war.
Pood might  bo obtained from the surrounding country, but   that would be
a most  precarious dependence, for the
Chinese   would   unquestionably    sido
with which   ever  combatant appeared
likely to prevail.    Russia's preponder-
ence would consist in the greater number of lighting  men at her command,
but her ability to raiso  men would  be
greater than the  facilities  for feeding
them and keeping them in  the distant
fields  where   it would be necessary to
find tho foe.    France eould only   eome
to the aid of her colleague in India and
China   after tlie   mastery of the ocean
had   passed   out   of   the   hand of the
power that  has   held it without question since tho days of Nelsou.    To en
able the   two   powers to co-operate on
land, tberofore, it would  bo necessary
for their  combined  fleets  to  striko a
paralyzing blow at tho   British   navy.
A world-snaking   naval  battle would,
therefore, in all probability be an early
incident in the   struggle.    A   decisive
victory   for   tho   British    battleships
would mako Prance a useless ally, nnd
Russia would havo to  play  tho  gamo
alone   in Asia.    That even   alono  she
could   play  a strong  hand no ono can
deny, for Britian has never  pretended
to maintain an   equality, in   numbers
at  least, with   the   laud  forces of the
great European military powors.    Tho
risks  involved are enormous ; the  carnage would probably bo unprccedouted,
whilo   the   disturbance   to  commerco
and   tho   additions   to   tho   debts   of
Messrs.   West,   Rolfe  and  McAudrew
Have a Narrow Escape.
What very nearly   turned out to be a I
drowning aw ident  occurred yesterday
opposite Balfour.    Messrs. G. Vi. West
of   West  & Emerson, Rolfe   and   Mc-
Andrew were out  on   the  lake in Mr. !
West's   sail  boat.    A sudden   gust of,
wind caused the   craft   to upset in the ;
center of   the lake and   the  occupants
were thrown into the water. The men i
clung to the side of the boat for a eon  i
siderable   time   beforo   being  rescued i
from their perilous and   uncomfortable i
position.    Tlie accident was witnessed :
by several parties on shore and Messrs
Thomas and William   Duncan   put out '
iu a small boat and brought the almost
exhausted party to land.    The Duncan
boys are  entitled   to  great  credit for i
the speed with which   they procured a !
boat and went to the rescue.
Had the accident not, been seen,
thore is little doubt but that all would
have perished as it was impossible
for them to have righted their boat.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mail to cny branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Llout.-Governor - Hon T It Mclnnes
Prcmiei - Hon J H Turner
Attorney-General - Hon I> M Eberts
(torn of Lands anil Works Hon G IJ Martin
Minister Mines and Education Hon Jan Baker
President Executive Council Hon C K Pooley
Members Legitlativo Assembly tor \\ Wit Kootenay���Nortb Hiding .IM .,-llie
South Riding .1 F Hume
Provincial Constable Sloan the Victim ]
of  a .Severe Accident.
Provincial Constable Sloan, stationed
at Rykert's met with a severe accident!
on Thursday afternoon, wliich is likely
to lay him up for a considerable time. I
In jumping across  a small  creek near j
the  customs houso  he slipped aud fell
smashing   his   knee   cap   into    threo
pieces,    Tlie injured man was brought
to   Nelson   Thursday   night   on    tho I
steamer and was taken to  Miss Crick-
may's   hospital,   where an  operation I
was  performed   yesterday   by   Dr. La
Ban.    The broken knee   cup was fitted
to place and   Mr. Sloan is  reported to
be doing as  well as   can  be expected
considering  the   serious nature of the
Mining  Operations Are Brisk   at   tlie
Ymir Camp.
Ymir, Aug. 19.���Three concentrators
are in the courso of erection uear
Ymir, which is at the preseut time is
ono of the liveliest mining camps in
British Columbia. The Ymir, Dundee and Porto Rico companies are
building concentrators aud are employing all tho available men in tho
W. S. Doyle has purchased a one-
half interest in the Enterprise claim
on Hall creek from Louis Ottison. The
price paid was $1400.
Prank Twombly, formerly superintendent of the San Francisco Bridge
company, is in charge of tho construction of the Ymir concentrator.
R. Diamond has sold the Oregon to
Samuel Gibsou aud L. W. Bailey.
McBeath and Doyle have started a
force of men to work on the Engena
on Wild Horse creek. This is a copper proposition and assays 68 per cent
in copper.
El  Imparcial Upbraids  Spain for the
Loss of  Her Colonies.
London, Aug. 19. ���The Madrid correspondent of the Times says:
Letters from tho Philippines bear
remarkable testimony as coming from
hostile sources to the administrative
capacity and admirable organization of
the Tagalo insurrection under Aguiii-
aldo. The despatch also says: The
article in El Tiempo referring to
article three of the protocol continues
to he discussed in the light of necessity for radical political reforms.
Kl Imparcial prints a remarkable
article iu which it attributes the
country's disasters to the administrative inefficiency caused by tho existing political systems, which subordinates national interests to those
politienns and their friends.
Berlin, Aug. 19.���-Official and leading papers display anxiety to show
that the removal of Governor Augusti
from America was not to offend America, but as a mere act of courtesy. The
Kolnisehe Zeitung and the Post follow
the Nord Deutseh Zeitung in declaring
that Admiral Dewey approved of General Augusti's departure, but all semiofficial explanations fail to explain
why so much secrecy was observed.
Sir Claude Macdonald, British minister at Pekin, who for the past two
years has been tlie busy guardian of
British interests iu China, is tho son
of Major J. D. Macdonald, and was
born iu 1853. Entering the 74th Highlanders, he served through the Egyptian campaign of 1882 and in Jthe
Soudan in 1884, attaining the rank of
major. His first consular appointment
was the consul-generalship at Zanzibar.
nml nil those wlio are trying to avoid the heat of (be cook  ntove  these  wiiini  days
dnys by nHiu�� something tasty in the line of Corned Meats, Fish and Poultry
wiil be greatly relieved and wonderfully benefitted by looking over the
following lint.    We mention ii few of the  nmst  popular  lines
all in tins ready for use.
Cornell Keel', itomsi lieer, riii|i|ii-<i iiilnl Beef, llnlleil Million, stua-i
ttt nlinll liurrt Tongue, Luiiiii's Tongue, Hulled Kalibll, Chicken rule.
Partridge I'nte, wn<i iimi, i-.or, noned CUIcken, itm-k nml Turkey, Morton's Kippered llt'rrlnic, oiiiokeii Halibut, Marshall's
Kcoleb llrrrliiji mul Hunan llailillc, Lobster, Sportsmen Sardine*,
HuritiiK-H hi siii��mm, rig* Feel iiino Sauces. I'ickles. Catsups, Dress*
litgM, Hoops,  Mr.. Elc.
Have you tried the Geneva Sausage in Tins, verv fine.
Prompt deliver} to all purls of llie eity nnd apecial lltteutiou to Mail Orders.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
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We are prepared totUrnish kiln itfied lumber al regulai
prices ancl carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
Mayor ��� - John Houston
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, J A
Gilker, J J Malono, E P Whalley. Thos Madden.
Cily Clerk ��� ��� J K Strachan
Pollco Magistrate K A Crease
Chief of Pollco .        A  F McKinnon
Chief of Fire Department   .   W J Thompson
Auditor - John Hamilton
Water Commissioner ��� IHWstd
llcallh Offloer ��� - l)r. Lallan
City Engineer - A. L. M'Cullooli
Cily oounoil meets overy Monday, 3 p.m., at
cily hall, cor Victoria and Joaophine st
school TRUSTEES.
Dr. EC Arthur. Dr. (i A I) Hall, Ceo John
stone.   Principal���J R Oreon.
President - J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President ��� James Lawrence
Becy-Treos. ��� John A Turnur.
Presldont John A. Turner
Vice-Pros. XV. A. Jowett.
Sooretary ii. MoArthur
Treas. A II Clements
Medical Sipt. , Dr. (I. A II Hall
S.lm p.m.
8.30 a.m
l.()t) p.m
li.Oil p.m
I'nited States, Ontario. One
liecand Eastern  Provinces
Points on N.  & F. K.  line.
Vlctoi i*i and Rossland,
New Denver, Sandon and
sloean I.ake Points.
Kaslo and Kootenay Lake
Hossland,   Trail,    Nakusp,
Robson, points on main line
C. P. It.,   Vancouver and
2.80 p.m
7.1*5 a.m.
7.00 n.m.
OFFICE AND YARD C.  P.  R. STATION     .    .    .
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to in p.m.; Genoral
Delivery, 8 11,111, to 8 p.m.;   Registration, 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Hank
tin.in. lo I p.m.; Sunday 1 hour(10to 11 a.m).
J. A. tsiLKKH, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies W J Goepel
O. G. Dennis
II F Tolmie
Geo. Johnstone
John Keen
J A Forin
E T II SImpklni
iiolil Commissioner
Mining Recorder Tax Col
Collector of Customs
Provincial Assessor
County Court Judge
Inspector of Schools
William Hums
(AIMM. MF1ME., M Min. Assoc Oornw&il)
Opposite Phair Hotel,
NELSON, B.C. P.O. BOX 583.
Extended experience in Chile and German
South Africa. Assays und analysis of ores.
Reports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground surveying and 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.
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
In Btoek,l,000,C00 ft.of Plooring.Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
TO <lKlir.lt.
Warden Capt. N. Fitzstubbs
First Jailer - R. Liddell
Socond Jailer Geo. Partridge
Third Jailer . John McLaren
Senior Guard ft, ]iICe
Property Owners.
thing to clo during- the hot
weather is to keep your
system from running down
are among the liest Summer Tunics.
Our Diarrhoea Specific
is a sure cure for Summer
Do you want the 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. W.
Care "Miner" oflice
"Babcock" Fire Extinguishers
0 GAL. SIZE $30. 3 GAL- SIZE $15.
Including Supply of Chemical Charges
with each.
Delivered F. 0, B. al 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. Tbe Babcock has stood the
test of lime. Full line of Fire Apparatus and  Department   Supplies.
171 4th St Portland, Ore.
Ciiuui'U oi' Eno'land���Mntln lla.ni.; Even
���Song. 7,:*ll p.m. every Sunday. Holy Comninn*
Ion on 1st and 3rd Sundays In the month after
Matins; on -2nd and (th Sundays, at 8 n.ni
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. II. S. Ake-
linrsl. Iteclor.   (.'or Ward and Silica streets.
PitK.siivTKiiiAN Church���Services at ll a.m
and 7.3(1 p.in. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at, 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets overy Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew
Mktimuist Church���Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets. Services at 11 a.m. and 7,80
ji. iu. ; Sabbath School, 2,80 p.m.; Prayer mooting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Kpworth
League ('. IC, Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
Robson, l'astor.
Roman Catholic Chuiich���Mass at Xelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.80 a.m.; Benediction
at* 7.H0 lo 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
BAPTIST Cnuncn ��� Services morning and
ovoning at 11 a.m. and 7,80 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening al 8 p.m.; Meetings
are held in lhe school houso. Strangers cordially welcomed.   Kev. G. 11. Welch, Pastor.
Salvation Ahmy���Services every evening
nt 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria street.
Adiiitimt Millncr in charge.
NKLSON LODGK, No. 23. A. F. & A.
M. meets second Wodjcsday in each
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.   ,
Q. L. LENNOX, Socreiary.
I.  O. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge
No. 1(1, moets ovory Monday night,
at  their  Hall,  Kootenay street
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
"NELSON   LODGK  No. 25, K. of  P.
fttmocls in Castle hall, McDonald block
Jaevory second and fourth Tuesday even-
-'fling at. 8 o'clock.   All visiting knights
'cordially invited,
R. O. Jay, C. C.
(820) GEO. Ross K. of It. and S.
NELSON  LODGK,   I. O. G. T.      Meets in'
Castlo Hall, McDonald Block, ovcry Monday
evening  at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cor
dially invited, John Tki.kokd,
Chief Templar.
J. P. Jacobaoii   Sec'y
SS-Ss       NKLSON S   QUEEN   NO.  211
>Sl   SONS     OF     Kk'GLAND,  meets
���sne HI   second and fourth Wednesday of,
each month at K. of P. Hall, Mao-
���*\ IJ)   Donald Block,   cor. Vernon   and'
^���^���^   Josephine streets.   Visiting broth-
rn cordially invited.        Eknest Kino,
Ciiah. H. FARROW, Worthy President
COURT KOOTKNAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meeU'
lst and 3rd Wednesday in each month in the
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C. D. S, C. R.; J R
Green, C.R.: J. Purkiss, Secy.
NKLSON LODGK, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meet
every Thursday in tho I.O.O.F. hall. F W
Swanell, M.W.: W Hodson, Heo.-Sec.; J. J.
Driscoll, Financier Y. J Squire. Receiver and
P. M. W.
NKLSON L.O.L. No. 1C1I2 meets in the McDonald block every Thursday evening at t
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invited,
John Toyo XVM.; Y, J, Bradley, R.S. THE MINER, SATURDAY,   AUGUST 20,  1898.
Itri. 1    Meullon    11I'   Hnppciilngs   In   llie
lllsli-ii-l During llie l-a-t
Few Hays.
Vi. Gill, Victoria aud J. E. Miller of
the inland Revenue deportment ni-e
nt the Phair.
.1. K. Lawless of St. Paul, one of the
head officials on the Nelsou and Port
Sheppurd railway is in the city.
Joe Hetherington aud Charles Rossiter have bonded two claims near the
Montezuma to R. E. Brown for $13,-
Work is being; pushed on tl. P. Beer's
two new brick hlockes, one mi Baker
street and the other ou Josephine
A couple of drunks were gathered in
last night by Ohlef McKinnon, and
will iippi-nr today liefore Police Magistrate Crease.
The brick work of Hebden and Uch- j
den's new block   on   Baker   street   is i
completed und the carpenters aie engaged on the interior fittings.
The opening services of the new
Baptist church will he held tomorrow.
Uev. Mr. Trotter i.f Victoria will
preach the dedicatory sermons.
0.0. Bennett, Vancouver; J. ('. Rose,
,1. Ehonnandiu, Montreal; Frank I'mil-
Hon, \V. II. JSniitluLini .1. H. Eiistou,
Toronto, are registered at the Phair.
Tlie citizens of Sandon aie preparing to celebrate Labor Day, Sept.;") in
good style. An excursion will he run
from Nelson, of which pari iculars will
he given later.
Oaptaln and Mrs. Duncan, Kev. Mr.
Frew, Messrs. .Slocks, Dunlop, Tom
and Will Duncnn enjoyed a pleasure
trip to Balfour yesterday on Captain
Duncan's steam launch, the "Peru".
AV ANTED.���A girl   or   woman   for
general house work.inusl sleep home at
.   night.    Good wages and an easy place.
Applv to Mrs- ���!, W. Stewart  at U. 10.
Lemon's cottage,head of Vernon street.
The temperance people of the province are organizing for the prohibit ion
campaign. Arrangements are being
made for a temperance speaker, who
will address meetings at, Kootenny
W. C. E, Koch, New Denver; A. T.
Noxon, Spots Landing, N. Y. ; C. E.
Pinch, Rossland; P. S. Fauquier,
Nakusp; Charles T, Ford, Stoke,
Exeter, Eng., are registered nt the
Mr. and Mrs. A. (1. Shaw leave tonight for a visit to their former home
in Ontario. They will spend some
time ut* Ihe Toronto exhibit ion and
will also visit other Eastern Canadian
There will he no service in the Presbyterian church tomorrow forenoon,
owing to the opening ofthe new Baptist chinch. Bible class and evening
service will, however, he held al Unusual hours.
The annual excursion and picnic in
connection with the congregation and
Sunday school of St. Saviour's church
will be held to Balfour on Friday next,
Aug. 20. The coininift.ee in charge
guarantee a pleasant outing.
A cricket match haa been arranged
for this afternoon between an eleven
picked from the members of  the Nel-
a lot of
Ice C rBam 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-
ingat very lowprices.
sun Koal Club and an eleven from the
Nelson Cricket Cub, The match will
lake place on the rrcie .tion grounds*
The different mining companies
Operating from Nelson are pushing
work on Iheir different properties, and
although stock sales are not very brisk
at present development work is showing good values on the majority of
the properties.
W. B. Wilcox, Brooklyn; ,1. 0.
Blaiidv, Vancouvor; H. W. Gerhardt,
Winnipeg; ,1. (i. Pronger, E. E. Williams, and Miss Blackburn, Spokane;
N. Darling. Vancouver, and Robert
Gibson, Birtle, Man., tire registered at
the Queens.
George Roberts, a miner working in
the Ironsides mine in the Greenwood
group was smothered to death in the
main shaft uf lhe mine on Wednesday
list, lie entered the shaft too soon
after the firing of a blast and was
overcome by the smoke nnd gases,
F. Pred Ritchie, of Rossland returned
yesterday from a two weeks visit to
ihe Poorman mine and left on the
evening train for home. Fred reports
that the mine i.s showing up in splendid shape and that it promises to be
one of tlie richest in the Kootenay
Owing to tlie extreme hot weather
and tho consequent diminished utten-
tunce of pupils, the Victoria street
school nils not opened this week, Mrs.
I'cacy, Miss O'Reilly and .Miss Mooney
are in charge of the central school.
The school board are advertising for a
Tim Edinburgh-American Land
Mortgage company, limited, with
headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland,
has been licensed to transact business
in Birtish Columbia, its mi extra provincial company, as has likewise the
new Golden British Columbia n un -
pauy, limited, with headquarters in
London, England.
Mis. Malletle. proprietress of the
Kootenay hotel on Vernon tf has purchased ihe adjoining building and lot,
I'm-spni cash. The upstairs will be
replastered and filled up into Iilleen
bedrooms whichjwill be used for the accommodation of her increasing trade.
Tbe downstairs will be leased for a
Dr. and Mrs. Laurier, who had been
staving for some time at Voriuiiac
Hous-. Kamloops, left on Thursday, by
special cur. for Montreal. There is no
change in Hie doctor's condition. He
is a sick man, The doctor ami his
wife will be met nl Winnipeg by Sir
Wilfrid and his brother Henri Laurier.
Sheriff W. P. Robinson left yester-
ilav evening for Hossland for Ihe benefit of his health and incidentally to interview a few clients on tbe side, lie-
lore leaving be slated to a Miner reporter that on his tel urn he hoped to
Bee the regulations of the city council
regarding obstructions on streets enforced,
Returning prospectors wlio went iii
tin- trail, via Ashoroft, and Hasselton,
report innumerable obstacles, and say
the route is practically impassable.
The search for Sir Arthur Curtis, wlio
was lost on the trail has been abandoned. Tlie men say uo I race of gold
in paying quantities was found, although all tlu- country was fairly well
covered. Incessant rains rendered the
journey positively harrowing.
The next meeting of the Canadian
Mining Institute will be held in Nelson
during the flrst week of October. Tims
far the following have arranged to
read papers: W. Blakemore, Crow's
Nest t'oal companv, Coal creek; Win.
Braden, Pilol Bay": .1. (I. (iwillim, Slocan City: P. Perry Leake, Revelstoke;
,). L. Parker, Kossland; O. B. 8. Whit-
side; Anthracite, and II. A. Guess,
Keewafin, Out.
iMlM.Nii    ft'ANHi'"K!;s.
Where no uonsliui-atlon  is named in transfers
the nominal stwi of 81 In to to understood.
Aug.  lli���
Mund S, Ben Hansen���Maud S and
Bne Hassen Mining company, limited,
to tlie North Fork Mining company,
While Lily���Emile Levesque to Joe
Labelle --,, $1G0.
Little Bonnie��� W. P. Robinson,
sheriff, to Peter Edmund Wilson, $80.
Aug.  15���
Golden Treasure, White Iron, Ves-
uvious���T. K. McMaohon to J. Fyt'e,
%, J850.
"While iron, Golden Treasure���W. H.
Gumming to T. R. McMahon.
date way���Alex MoDonald lo R, S.
I Alice, Daisy���Gertrude G, McKay
to the Kootenay Development company, %.
Victoria���M. E. Graham and W.  W.
Keech to German Ratte, Alp house Pion,
Alex Gazzette, %���
Aug. Hi-
Black Dog, Day Dream���John Cochran to John A. Cameron.
Rainy Bay, X Ray, Lucy A, Ella,
Sunday Morrning��� W. Parker to Samuel Parser, 111-20, $500.
Mr.   McCarthy of the   Montreal Loan
Company in   the City.
W. McCarthy of Montreal, and a
member of the Montreal Loan Association is spending a few days in the
city. Tlie object of Mr. McCarthy's
visit to the province i.s pleasure combined with business.
To a Miner reporter yesterday he
staled that as yot his company had
done no business in British Columbia,
but on his return to Montreal he will
report favorably on a number of cities
in which it might be to the advantage
of the company to open branches.
He expressed his pleasure, and surprise
at the business activity to be observed
in Nelson and was especially pleased
at Iho solid character of the business
blocks and the new buildings in thc
course of erection. A feature particularly noticed by M. McCarthy was the
number of elegant and comfortable
homes in I lie cily, winch he stated
was to his mind an evidence that
citizens of Nelson have confidence in
its future and have decided lo make
this Iheir permanent place of abode.
Nelson is well spoken of in business
circles in the enst.
hi Carload Lots
FOR SALE l'.Y ....
Slocan Uivur Mills, Slocan City, B. I'.
Sawmill for salo, Correspondence Solicited.
NOTICK is hereby given I hut tlio partnership
heretofore oxIkUok between J. 8. MoOlolland
and H. 1). Ashcroft under the llrm numo of
Ashoroft fe MoOlolland la this day dissolved
by mutual consent. J. S. McClelland retiring.
II. I). Ashoroft still continues die business and
is liable for all indebtedness from Aug. 1. All
outstanding accounts must bo paid to the firm
of Ashcroft Si MoOlolland on or beforo Aug.
16. And nil accounts against the llrm must be
presented hv lhal date.
Nelson, II. C��� Aug. (Uh. 1898.
John L. Wilson Was   Killed by a Falling Mass of Rock.
An accident with almost immediately fatal results occurred yesterday
at about 11 :80 a. in., at V. W. Smith's
camp at McCormick.'s landing about
six miles below Brooklyn.
John L. Wilson, a Swede, while
working on the right ot way of the
Kobson-Pciitictou extension of the C.
P, R. was struck by n large mass of
loose rock that fell from above. Tho
unfortunate man was knocked over the
embankment, and fell on the rocks
about -400 feet below. His companions
immediately clambered down, and
with considerable diflicnlly reached
tho 'wounded man. When they got to
him he was still breathing, but his in-
uries were fatal and he expired about
;lll minutes afterwards.
Tho remains were brought down to
Nelson last night on the steamer Kootenay, and will be interred today.
Frank Williams, thc partner of the
deceased, slates that Wilson had been
working on the road for about six
weeks,and that previously Ihe two had
heen prospecting in East* Kooienay.
Wilson who has boen about lli years
on this continent, was a widower, and
leaves two little children aged six and
eight who are now at Castle Rock,
Colorado. There is little or nothing
for the support of the orphans, for, so
far ns can be learned, the deceased
leaves nothing but an interest in some
claims in East Kootenay.
Vancouver & Nelson, B. 0.
Princeton, Ky., Aug. 1!). ��� Jimmy
Johnson (white), aged 12 years was
murdered here today by (thus, Good, a
negro boy, I-l years old. The killing
followed a dispute over marbles. The
white boy was almost instantly killed,
tho negro crushing his skull with a
stone. Young Wood was arrested and
lodged in jail. The Johnson family
is prominent here and there is great
excitement over the affair, threats of
lynching being heard on tlie streets.
I ll I i-iiom. KO. 31.
Manufaerurei'H of
Halcyon Hot Spring* Water Aerated anil
Mippiii'ii io llie Trade.
#  BUY IT.   *
The Miner is on sale at the following news stores at five cents per
Gilbert Stanley Nelson
Thomson Stationery Co Nelson
Canada Drilg & Hook Co. Nelson
Hotel Hume News .Stand Nelson
H. Campbell
Y mil-
O, Y. Nelson
New Denver
.1. I'. Delaney
1 tosoberry
Slocun Cily
IO. 0. Nelson
siocjin News Co.
,1. M. Patterson
Kn   1..iniiul.
XV. Parker
Thompson Bros,
Hotel Spokane
M. XV. Simpson
and   News   Agents  on  boats  and
trains out of Nelson.
Going WEST.
Leave S.no a. m.
"     8.:ifi a. in.
"     9.88 a. in.
"      9.51 a, in,
"    10.011 a. m.
10.18 a. in
South Fork
Hear Ijiko
Goino East.
Arrive 3.50 p.m.
3.15 p.m.
"      2.15 p.m.
2.00 p.m.
1.48 p.m.
1.33 p m.
10.38 a. in. Cody Junction   "      1.12 p.m.
Aro.   10.50 a. m,   Sandon        Leavo   1.00 p.m.
Loa-rolliflOa.nl.  Sandon     Arrive 11:45a.m.
Arrive 11:20  "       Cody Leavo   11:25   "
2011 G. F. & 1'. A Suporlntondent.
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.
To Eastern tind 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.
{ Letter Heads,
A  Bill Heads, Envelopes,
\f Circulars,
Posters. Dodgers,
Shipping   Tags,    Etc..
are right in our
line of business
and while we do
not claim to do
work at the
cheapest price,
To Rossland und Main   Line points
0.10 p.m.-Leaves- NELSON���Arrives-IO.IIOp.in
Kooleiinj- take���Kuslo Montr.
Stu. Kokanee
Except Sunday. Except Sunday
I   p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���11   n.ni
Culling at way ports in both directions.
Kooienay Illver Koute.
Stu. Nelson.
Mon. Fri. Mon. F
7 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON��� Arrives--8.00 p. m
Tucs. Wed. Thurs. Sat.
7. a.m���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���10.30 p.m
Outward connection Pilot Bay with Str. Kokanee, but. inward such connection made Mondays and Fridays only.
Str. calls way por's in both directions whe
Good Work
Fair Price
We keep in Stock
nearly all Custom,
Legal and Mining
Forms and will print
anything you may
Tine 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   flftiner
pto. & Ipub. Co.
Trains  lo mid ri-nm Sloean lily. Saiiilnii
mill Slot-ail   Lake   Points,
(Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON-Arrivcs-2.20 p. m.
Ascertain Fiiesent
Reduced. Rates East
and full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket*
Agent, Nelson,
Trav. Pass. Agent,      Dist. Pass. Agent,
Nelson Vancouver.
Tenders for the purchase of tho property
knownas thc Methodist Parsonage, being lots
15 and 10, block 10, with the house thereon, are
invitod by the trustees of I he Methodist church.
Sealed tenders addressed to the secretary of the
board, F. XV. (Swannell, Box 71, must be in by
August 31st.
The lowest or nny tender not necessarily accepted.
Tho owner of the Free Gold, Forty Nine
creek, wants shaft now down 25 feet to be continued from 20 to 5(1 feet deeper, work to bc
dono as soon as possible. Tenders tu he mailed
by September lst. A proposition to purchiii-o
or develop tho prospect for a part interest
would be considered.
J. FOLINSBEE, Slrnthroy, Ont.
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X     You oan find a buyer for "Any {
Old Thing " if you advertise, T
I'lasulllrd Advertisements. Z
All advertisements in,   is column aro  ���
Ll cent a word each insertion. No nd- T
vertisement taken for less than 2.5 conts. 4
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Old papers at Till:   MINER 'office.   25 centa
por hundred.
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply "Miner" oflice.
MUSIC LESSONS. - On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs. XV. J. Astley. Itobson street,
two doors west of Stanley.   P. O. Box 180.
SITUATION WANTEll-By a young man
of good address. First class salesman and
stock keeper. Understands bookkeeping and
conducting corrcsuondence thoroughly. Six
years experience in a general store, two years
in dry goods. Speaks both languages. Address "M," 271 Bleury St., Montreal, Que.
Baker Street.
Cook (woman) for small camp; $40.
Girls for Housowork.
Ifl men wanted.
The Times 011 the Position
in China.
quarter south of Sandon. The company
��� owning them is the Ruth  Mines, Iim
ited.   The original owners were Spok-
\ ane prospectors.   Main work has been
; done on the   Ruth, the  Ruth fraction
iiiml   Wyoming   claims and consists of
1 four tunnels all   run   in   on   the lead.
1 Mr. Alexander  states   that   these tunnels now aggregate 8000 feet in length
: and   are   connected   by    raises.    The
; lowest tunnel,in a distance of fcOO feet,
i gives a vertical depth of  HOU feet from
i the surface.    The mine  employs about
I 75 men.    The plant comprises   a   flve-
FIGHT     OR      BACKDOWN I,llin compressor and a small hoist and
I there  is a  sawmill with a capacity of
  |20,000 feet daily.    During   the past 12
j months the mine has shipped about
! 5000 tons of rich ore and it is said that
! tho profits have not been less than
$75,000. The galena, it is said averages 120 ounces of silver and (55 per
cent lead and the carbonates run (10
', ounces silver and 80 per cent lead.
Report That Salisbury Mav Retire���Ing-
land May Outbribo Russia -The
Military Situation.
Discussing the eastern question the
London correspondent of the Evening
Post cables: The situation in China
has gone from bad to worse this week
by leaps and bounds. Oontemf tuottsly
rejecting England's offered support
against foreign aggression, thc Chinese government has definitely thrown
iu its lot with Russia, and has demonstrated the alliance by cancelling
the contract with the Hong Kong &
Shanghai bank for the railway to
New Chwaug. This contract the British government is publicly pledged to
uphold, but an anxious four dominates
all minds that Lord Salisbury will
again give away. Lord Salisbury is
not a weak man. A weak man would
not venture to persist in a policy condemned by the country and many of
own party.
An old rumor has been aroused to
explain the meekness of'his diplomacy.
It is said that Queen has laid upon
him her command that at nil cost
peace must be maintained for the remainder of her reign. She will not
sign, she says, a declaration of war
against a European power. 1 give you
the rumor for what it is worth. One
hears it whispered where one would
not oxpoct to find it. If there be a
grain of truth in it, Lord Salisbury's
position is a difficult ono.
Mr. Harold Frederic, in his London
cable letter to the Times, says : It is
recognized everywhere now that England and Russia are being drawn more
and more swiftly toward an impasse
where either one oE the two must re
treat or a great conflict will ensue.
Imagine what gall and wormwood it
must be to a proud Englishman to encounter tho universal opinion from
the pross of the four quarters of the
globe that he will be tho one to turn
tail when the ultimate crisis arrives.
Literally, no one can imagine what a
saddened disgust weighs down like
platinum, on British spirits. The idea
that Lord Salisbury is not coming back
to tho foreign office at all, whieh has
been mentioned of lato in these despatches as timidly shaping itself in a
fow brains, has now almost become
general property among politicians.
Mr. Frederic also charges that both
the Empress and Li Hung Chang are
taking Russian money with both
hands, to tho knowledge of everybody,
mid, of course, each under-layer in the
worm eaten mass of Pekin officialdom
is absorbing as much of the same alluring metal as it can. This, he says, is
painfully immoral, and tho English
hold themselves to be an exceptionally
moral people; but matters have drifted
to such a dangerous, not to say des-
porato, pass that they are secretly
willing to lay aside somo of their
phylacteries and go in and beat the
Russian at his own game. There is,
when it is considered impartially,
something grotesquo in tho man with
a hundred millions being outdone in a
contost of bribery by the man with
one million, and parliament separates
with a kind of tacit, impression that
the coming six months recess this defect is going to be remedied. It will
probably bo dono by a juggle of Indian
finance, whore, owing to the constant
necessity of diverting sums for the
bribery of troublesome rajahs and
tlieir favorites, a very elastic system of
book-keeping and public audit prevails.
Again, Mr. Frederic says in the
courso of his despatch: Few Englishmen doubt that these coming five
yoars will witness the great struggle
on tho Indian frontier with the Czars
hordes. The entire military service regards the outcome of such a struggle
with a serene,almost jocund, confidence,
but they chafe bitterly at being forced
to wait till Russia's railway expansion
in mid-Asia shall provide her with the
maximum of facilities for conducting
such an invasion. St. Petersburg
papers, which are regarded as the
luouth-piece of Count Mouravielf, are
proclaiming that if the war comes it
wiil not be waged in the Gulf of Pe
Chi Li, but in the defiles of tho Hindu
Koosh. The English could afford to
smile at this. If wars were to be
fought within the coming twelve
months Russia would have an extremely small voice, indeed, in tho
selection of the fields of combat. Such
portions of her fleet that* ventured to
sea would be destroyed, her ports block-
uded|and her merchant marine wiped
out. Port Arthur and Vladivostock
would become British, and if a Russian army corps struggled up the
crowning passes of the great Himalayan range, it would be only to feed
tho vultures and kites there. Two or
three years hence the English feel that
they would still be able to do the trick,
but it would be a good deal more difficult.
Good reports come trom tho Ruth
mino in tho Slocan. Tho Ruth property comprises a group of eight claims
on   Ruth   mountain,   a  mile  aud  a
Captain of   the William Brown Forced
Passengers  Overboard.
Since the terrible fate that befell the
passengers on board the French
steamer La Boui'gogUG much speculation has arisen as to the liability of
tho French crew under the charges
brought against them in connection
with the sinking of the ship. It is
well settled that the law in England
and the United States is adverse to the
The leading American case is that of
the people against the Holmes, which
was tried in this city by the brilliant
lawyer, David Paul Brown, as prc-36
outing attorney. The story is an interesting one. The ship William
Brown sank off Nova Scotia in March,
1841. The passengers and crew overloaded the boats. After drifting for
several days a storm came up, making
it evident that the overloaded boat
wliich Holmes commanded would Ve
swamped and all "lost. Under these circumstances he gave the order to
lighten the boat. Twelve passengers
were thrown overboard, and two sisters voluntarily jumped into the sea.
The remainder of the passengers in the
boat, and tho crew were saved and
brought to Philadelphia. Holmes was
indicted and^tried. In his defence the
above circumstances were shown, and
additional evidence admitted that
Holmes was one of the most active in
saving the passengers and getting them
into the boat; and at the risk of his
lifo he had personally saved several.
Nevertheless Holmes was convicted
and the United States court sustained
the conviction on the ground that the
contract of the sailer bound him to use
ever means in his power, even to the
sacrifice of his own life, tu deliver
each passenger at the port for which
he shipped.
The point ot jurisdiction was raised,
when it was held lhat Ihe flag converted the ship and her apparel, including the boats, into national territory.
As to acts done in the waters of the
high seas it* was further held that the
contract controlled as to tho sailors.
The court also held that as to tho same
acts between passengers on tho high
seas a different rule prevailed ; in the
absence of international law as to
them they owed no duty to one another ; they were from the moment of
leaving the ship, remitted to their
natural rights, and the law of self-
preservation prevailed.
Much sympathy throughout the
country was manifested for Holmes in
this case from its purely doctrinal law,
and, its being a caso of first impression, his sentence was commuted to
imprisonment, After 18 months he.
was released, but tho principle that
the sailor owed a duty to passengers,
eveu to the sacrifice of his own life,
was established.���Philadelphia Telegraph.
Winnipeg, Aug. 19.���The Torouto
Argonaut four today beat the James
Bay crew of Victoria at* Winnipeg.
The race was three-quarters of a mile
and return. The Argonauts won by
three lengths ; time, nino minutes.
Spokane  Falls &
Northern R'y.
ftjejson  &.  Fort
Red Mountain R'y.
189S      PROVINCIAL      1898
under the direction of
The Royal Agricultural and Industrial
Society of British Columbia.
OCT. 5 to 13 Inclusive
New Westminster
in conjuction witli the
Citizens'Grand Yearfu (efebration
The Premium List i�� tho Largest
ever offered Went of Toronto.
Pyre-Spectacular Bombardment of  Santiago
de Cubu and Blowing up of the "rtnliio."
Followed hy nn up-to-dato Flro Works DMplay,
which hns been Bpeoially secured for Four
Nights lit nn enormous 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 (dunged for Exhibits.
Premium Lists, Entry Forms, and
full information on application to
Chairman Col. Com. Secy. Cel. Com.
Pros. lt. A. & I. Soe.      Secy. It. A. & I. Soe.
Exhiliilion Coiiiiiiirf��ioner.
Repaired, Altered, Cleaned, l'rciscd
una Dyea by ihe New I'l.oacss at
Reasonable Pricts,
STEVENS,  Tuk Tailor.    - y
Room o. IIiu.Ynii But., NELSON.
P. S.���Ladies Wool Dress Goods Sponged
before Milking Up.
Waff Pacer,      Sporting Goocl&
��   Hammocks,    ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic 5uppfies
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. .  .
Broken IIIH Murk
linker HI.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
The only all rail route without change
of cars between Nelson and Eossland and
Spokane and Rosslaw*.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leave 6.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p-oi
"    12:05 "   ROSSL'D    "   11:20   "
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "    3-10 p.m
Train thnt lenves Nelson nt 0:20 am.
makes close ciuinecti'ius nt Spokane fur
nil I'ncilic Const Points.
Passengers for Kettle River aud Boundary Creek, conned nt Marcus with Stage
Scavengering   Co.
having le-ised land from
the C. P. R. for the purpose of erecting a Crematory is ready to receive all orders entrusted
to their care.
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or Quebec
Heaver Lino���Lako Huron Aug.  3
Reaver Line���Lake Superior Auk. ki
Dominion Line���Vanoouver Aug.  II
I inn i in ion Line���Scotmimn Ann, 13
Allan Line���California!! July 28
Allan Line -Nuinlilliin Aug.   I
From New York
White Star Lino���Teutonle Ann.  8
While Slur Line���Britannic Aug. 10
Cunard  Lino���Lucania Aug.  II
Cunri-d Lino -Klrurla Aug. IS
Allan State Lino���State of Nebraska Auj?. 2B
Allan Stato Line���Mongolian ..Aug. 12
Anchor Line���FuriieKHia   A.Ug.20
Anchor Line���Anchoila Auk. IS
Cabin, $45.00, $50, tbo, $70. $80 and upwards;
Intermediate, Sttt.00 nii'l upwards
Steerage. $22.50 and ujiw nrds,
Passengers ticketed through to all points In
Great Britain or Ireland, nnd at specially low
rates to all parts of thc European conti lout,
l'ropaid passages arranged from all point;
Apply  to GKO.  ti,  1IKKU,   C.P.K.  'I eke.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STIT'I
554)   General Agent, CP.lt. Offices. Winnipeg.
Notice Is hereby (riven that sixty WOl days
aftei date I intend to apply tothe Ciiet Commissioner of Land and Works for permission to
purchase threo hundred and twenly (320) acres
unreserve crown land, mora or less:
Commencing at a slake marked "B. W.'s N.
K. north-east corner", llienco eighty (SO) chains
fcouth; thence forty It'll chains west; thence
eighty (80) chnlns north; ihenco forty (401
chains en��t to point of coinniencemojitjsUuntcd
near tho head of Kokanee Crcelr about ton
miles from Kootenay Lake, Nelson Mining
Division, West Kootenny District.
Dated this 2nd August 1808.
Nelson, B, C, Aug. 2,1898.
Kirkpatrick b Wilson ��
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.
Kirkpatrick - <' Wilson,BAKHR STREE"
OOL . . .
for Nobbiest and best and Save KASfl
Are Saving Money every day
on their 1 Iardware Bills by
allowing us to figure with them.
Get Our Prices Estimates Cheerfully Give]
Td. No. 21.
awrence Hardware Co'*;
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and (ieneral Agents, Fire and
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public,  Etc...
Corner Lot on Vernon St., with Building; 12 Lota in 111']
44F���Cheap,   2 L< ts Oor. Josephine and Hobson.
FOR RENT  ^wwvvvvxv-k
2 Lots uud Dwelling near Cur Stanley Hi, on ObservatJ
St., 812 per month, Dwelling on Silica .St., nou- Cedar L
$20 per month.    Mouse and 2 Lots, Houston St.  $15 mon
Call and see our full list of property for sale  in   "Hum]
and "A" Additions
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street,  NELSON,  B.I
All   Communications relating to British Columbia busirj
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager I    ���*���*.,.-<.,   - v-xi-vt    r��
S. S. Fowler, E. M., INbLSON,   D.
Mining Engineer J m
Charles D. J. Christie
Houses to Rent at $8, $14 and $15.   Furnished House $35.
FOR SALE���A 2 lot corner Ward Street, 8800.   2 lots, garden and fe
Victoria Street, $01)1).   7 roomed  house Silica street, $2800.
A new House, flrst story stone, 2ml rough cast, 7 rooms, Electrio Lights, 1
hot and cold 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 B. C. Acetylene Gas Machine Company.
St. Alice Natural Mineral Wateil
whose curative qualities are known all over Canada.    SI any  Slinernl Waterij
tain  valuable mineral ingredientN, but probably none in America, liavii
same medical value, make such B tine palatable beverage wheu bottled.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.
Victoria Street - NELSON, E]


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