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)aily Edition No "Ho.
Nelson, British Columbia, Thursday Morning, August n, 1898.
Eighth Year.
Mmm are settled
cisco, General Merritt will have a force
of 18,000 men, and there will be no
hurry for the embarkation of the remaining troops.
A Shop unequalled anywhere. A Pattern after which all others model. Employing experienced workmen who are
specialists. Make a shoe complete. Replace any worn out part. No delay nor
long waiting. Every job satisfactory or
no pay. Half soling and heeling from
Best Leather at Lowest Prices. Free
Laces. Free Patent Buttons. Free
Button Hooks.
Secretary Day and M. Cambon Have Agreed.
America   Gets   Eer    Terms -Exorbitant
Demmclo of the Military and
Naval Sections.
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Summer Dress Goods. I Men's Underwear.
Warm Weather Fabrics. .Men
Ladles Shirtwaists. Men
Ladles' D & A Corsets. i Men
Ladies' and Children's  I'nilervests. j Men
Ladies' silk and Kid Gloves.
Ladies' Silk and Alpaca Skirts.
Sailor Hats, Half Price,
Washington Ties.
Negligee Shirts.
Fancy Cambric Shirts.
lilac!; Sateen Shirts.
Men's Duck and Flannel Suit.
Men's Straw Hats.
Men's Pauls and Overalls.
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.ilil ihey declined  irttil   tl.'.uikii.  -Th<-y
resout, although in more moderate
levins than Mr. Martin, the calling in
of Mr. Beaven and there nnw seems
soarcely 11 possibility even of his
getting a ministry togother.
Ar. Beaven Has Made No
���Joseph Martin Refuses the Oifer rf a Seat.
Tlie  Opposition   Stands   Firm.
Conference   Tonight-
Vietoria, B. C, Aug. in.-Mr.
Beaven has as yet nn announcement to
Rake in respect of his task bf cabinet
linking. Mr. Joseph Martin declares
|iat he bas refused Mr. Heaven's initiation to join the  proposed   govern-
Vent.   He holds   that  the  opposition
[arty are united and will not be con-
���nt to accept Mr. Heaven's or any
iher  person   not  ohosen   by    them-
1 Mr. Martin   adcled, "I may say that
J entirely   agree with   the   lieutenant
governor   iu   dismissing   Mr,  Turner,
Tut of course it was Mr. Leaven's duty
lot to accept responsibility for the gov-
rnor's action in calling upon   him   to
linn   '���   ministry.    I   may Any   that I
Rider -v ed to learn from  Mr.   Heaven
|ist   night wbat, reasons   ho   was  pre-
irod   to put before the public to jnst-
[y'tbis act, but to my mind he entire-
I-failed in suggesting the  shadow of
I reason for the   course   taken."   Mr.
I'm tin   y*ii   ni��.intorviow   this   after-
ill with the )%utenant  governor at
ue government house,   at which it is
l-iid the dialogue was quite animated.
Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 10. ���(Special
ji The Miner)���The opposition lead-
J'.-H, Messrs. Semlin,Cotton and Martin
Inlay were over in Victoria. Mr.
liscepli Martin was closeted for some
('mn with Lieutenant Govornor Mo-
���.mis, but be declined to give any-
liing for publication, It was ruui-
Ired about the eity that he had beeu
livitcd to form a cabinet but it ean he
Iithoritatively stated that; the rumor
quite groundless. Martin refused
leaven's offer of a seat in bis cabinet.
kr. Beavon's government is popularly
Iiiowu as the "phantom government."
lir. Martin told Mr. Beaven that the
bposition was a unit on the question
|t the leadership, and tbey would  not
jept Mr. Beaven or anyone else as
leaders, unless he were chosen by tbe
Mr. Semlin and Mr. Beaven are to
lave a conference tbis evening.
'Later.���Victoria, B. C.,  Aug.   10.���
tr. Semlin thc leader of the opposition
Flattering Press Notices on
Haul Appointment.
London, Aug. 10.���Mr! Cur/on, lhe
new viceroy of India will probably
start for Calcutta in November. The
appointmonl excites quite unusual
inieresi. All the morning papers publish in addition to editorials, special
articles reviewing his strikingly bril-
lanl career wishing him Buceess and
generally expressing approval of Ihe
appointment, though some doubts are
suggested on the ground of bis comparative! youtii as a statesman, ami the
fact that be is supposed to advocate
a "forward policy" regarding the
northwestern frontier of India.
The Times says it is a striking appointment and a great experiment. At
80 Jlr. Curzon obtains what may be.
truly called Ihe most splendid position
under the erown, the position which
lo most men would be. a crowning reward of a life's ambit ion, but* which
to Ibis favored child of fortune, may
prove to be but a step. We sincerely
trust both for the sake of Mr. Cur/.on
and the empire that Lord Salisbury's
very interesting experiment will succeed. The lirst request must be Mr
Ourzou's restoration to health, Until
recently he has enjoyed robust health
in eastern lands. He bas youth,
wealth aud cleverness, and as the
society of Calcutta will soon discover,
lue has a charming wife. These are
no common endowments, ami they
ought to ensure success on Hue social
side of his career. His friends say
that his present indisposition is the rosult of overwork and they are confident lhat India will prove his salvation. Ho finds the late hours of parliament, combined with his official
duties ai the' foreign office extremely
The Chronicle says: "Mr. Curzon
risks bis whole; career em this shining
peak. Unless ho makes a great success he will make a great failure.
Many American ladies have graced
the' sooiety of the old country as the
wives of prominent men, but to none
of thein has it been given to play sucb
a part in thee British  empire as   Mrs.
Curzon will enjoy. "
The Standard says: "Mr. Curzon
is suffering from a recrudescence of
bis spinal malady. He had to be laiil
ou a oouoh in bis private room in the
House of Commons on Tuesday night.
Much sympathy was expressed in  thee
lobby   at   his   breakdown   at   su lh   a
period in his career. "
Thee meeting of thee National Council of women to be hold this afternoon
at i! o'clock in thee vestry of the Presbyterian church is a meeting of tbo
officers of the society, and not a gen-
eral meeting as announced in yesterday's issuo of The Miner.
Washington, Aug. 10.���Tbo preliminary negotiations looking toward tbe
confirmation of peace advanced a long
stride today wben the secretary of
state and tbe French ambassador
agreed upon tbe terms upon which the
future negotiations for a treaty are to
be conducted, and reduced these to tbo
form of a protocol. This protocol, it is
true is to be signed, and is to be submitted to tho Spanish government before Hue formal signatures are affixed,
but the administrations view as to
progress made today was set out in
Secretary Day's remarks, "it is expected that this protocol will be executed. There is always tbe possibility
iu dealing with the Spanish govern-
nii'iit that it may recede at the last
moment from an implied agrement
but it is scarcely probable that it
would be willing to involve the French
ambassador in Ibe difficulties that
would follow,what to tbe wen-let would
seem to be. a repudiation of his
benevolent efforts in biebalf of Spain."
There must be a delay, of possibly
from 84 to -IS hours before the next*
step ean lie taken and the protocol
made binding upon both the United
States and Spain by the attachment of
the signatures of tbo ple'ntycTteiifitirles,
Seecretary Day for tbe United Statces
and M. Cambon for Spain. The delay
will be attributable largely to physical
causes as well as to the character of
the protocol.
It can be stated on authority that
the terins are in all practical points
those set out in the abstract of tho
president's conditions published from
the White. House a week ago. From
this fact it is deducted that the extra
conditions or qualifications sought to
be imposed by the Spanish government
woro abandoned, at least in a large
part, by the French ambassador. This
deduction is supported by thu circumstances that in the early morning and
before line conference between Secretary Day and M. Oambon which re-
salted in an agreement, there was a
prevalent impression based 11)1011 the
utterances of public men who had
talked with the president, tbat tbe
Spanish answer was unsatisfactory
and that thee negotiations looked as if
they might terminate suddenly. As
tbis situation changed so suddenly
after thee conference it may be. fairly
assumed that the ambassador abandoned the conditions which ihe president was reported to have regarded as
It is believed that line protocol
carries in itself a provision for tbe
cessation of hostilities. On this poiut
the naval contingent is urgent tbat our
government adopt the policy of refusing to enter on an armistice without
acquiring some substantial pledge to
secure the consummation of pence. What
they particularly desire is that our
government shall demand as a condition of the cessation of hostilities
the surrender to the United States
military force of Morro Castle at tbe
entrance of Havana harbor and some
such points of vantage at other important porta in the territory seem to fall
under our control.
The peace negotiations aro now be
lieved to be advanced to a point where
the president has felt warranted in
turning his attention to the selection
of the commissioners to be charged
hy lhe United States with the draftings of a treaty of peace. So far as can
be gathered only one' name has been
positively determined upon, namely
that of Seecretary Day who will head
line commission, but beyond that point
there is no ('certainty althrough some
prominent names have been brought
forward. Mr. Woodford, our last minister to Spain has been mentioned,
though as he is credited with entertaining a desire to return to Madrid in
the capacity of United States minister
after thi' 'war, the two ambitions
might conflot.
General Merritt'sforce in the Philippines is to be increased by 7000 troops
now at San Francisco, which will be
seent as soon as transports cau be obtained. Secretary Alger said today
that 2000 troops would sail at once.
The department has not sufficient
transports at band to convey tbo remaining 5000 at present, but the Secretary says that with those already
arrived aiid nn the sea, together with
the  2000 who  are to  leave Sau Fran-
The  President Recommends Sampson,
Schley and Others for Promotion.
Washington, Aug. 10.���The president
has determined to recommend to congress that acting Rear Admiral Sampson be advanced eight numbers, and
Commodore Schley, six numbers. This
will result in making each a rear admiral, but with Commodore Schley
ranking immediately below Admiral
Sampson. Captain Clark, of the Oregon will be recommended for an advance of six numbers. Captain Girade
aud Lieutenant Commander Wain-
wright will go up eight numbers.
Other promotions throughout tho fleet
will be recommended.
Spanish   General   Describes   tbe   Advance of  the Americans.
Madrid, Aug. 10.���An official despatch received here from San Juan
del Porto Rico says:
"The American forces returning
from Guantanamo attacked the heights
of Guamani. A guerilla force under
Major Cervera kept up a continuous
fire for au hour and held the position,
the enemy's losses are not known.
The village of Guantanamo has been
attacked by a largely superior force
ancl had to be abandoned. Our troops
are retreating.
(Signed) "MACIAS."
Spanish   and American Soldiers  Return Home.
Santiago De Cuba, August 10(11 a.m.)
���Tbe Spanish hospital ship Alicante
sailed for Spain today with 1000
Spanish sick soldiers on board.
Tbe Spanish steamer Isle de Luzer
arrived b-to tbis morning and will
take 2,136 Spanish soldiers. She has
bed capacity for 230 sick.
The St. Louis sails north today with
the ninth and tenth infantrv.
The St. Paul is expected to be the
next transport to leave here with
A Fresh Inquiry Ordered Into Cause
of Boyer's Death.
Ottawa, August 10���Fred Barbeau
of this city went out in a canoe on the
Ottawa river near Buckingham bay to
set night lines on Saturday and did
not return. His body was found near
Cumberland, tea miles farther down
the river. Barbeau leaves a wife and
D. Boyer, brother of L. Boyer; whose
body was found on the Eardly road,
Saturday morning, complained to the
attorney general of Quebec ot the
hasty and insufficient investigation
made by tbe coroner's jury. As a re-
snlt a thorough inquiry has been
ordered, ancl Louis and Andre Ripell
have been arrested on a charge of having murdered Boyer. They appeared
before Recorder Champagne at Hull
this morning and were remanded.
E. Thierl, the four year old son of
Joseph Thierl. Rockland, was playing
in the hay field when he became entangled in the mower. One leg was
nearly severed from his body and will
have to be amputated, while the other
was badly cut. It is believed he
will die.
Cologne, Aug. 10.���The ninth round
of the international chess tournament
was played today with the following
results: Heinrichsen lost to Berger,
Burn beat Gottschall, Tschigorin beat
Fritz, Charousek beat Popiol, Colin
beat Janowski, Schaltopp aud Steinitz
drew, Schiffers lost to Showalter and
Schlechter and Albin drew.
10.���Bar  silver,
Copper,     strong;     brokers
Jil, 68; exchange, $11.76
Lead, firm; brokers' price, $3.80; exchange. $4 to $4,50.
Tin, tinner; Straits, $16.85 to *1(5.45 ;
plates steady.
Toronto, Out., Aug. 10.���Mall and
Empire, commenting on Lieutenant
Governor Mclnnes action in British
Columbian affairs says; "The governor's coup is a surprise all around. It
is a new thing in government, and wo
shall watch it with interest.
London, Aug. 10.���Thee foreign office
tbis evening formally announced tbe
appointment of Mr. George Curzon,
until now parliamentary secretary of
the foreign otliees, as viceroy of India
in succession to the Earl of Ele 11.
Toronto, Aug. 10.���Dr. Alexander
Patuela died this morning fear several
weeks illness, aged 08. He was an
uncle to G. R. Patuela, and Andrew
Patuela, M. P.  P., for Woodstock.
Alleged Receiver of Bribes
Manager Praed Givos Important Evidence-
Why Money Was Given��� Committal for Oontompt.
London, Aug. 10.���On the resumption
today of the examination into the
affairs of Mr. Ernest Terah Hooley
the bankrupt company promoter, the
registrar announced that Mi-. Hooley
was ill and that his examination must
be adjourned, but it was decided to
allow those who have been charged
with receiving bribes to make sworn
statements. Mr. Duguid, formerly
the financial editor of the Pall Mall
Gazette, explained that the ��3000 sterling was a compensation, explaining
that Mr. Hooley bad appointed bim
city editor of a newspaper, but was
unable to fulfill his contract owing
to tho objection of Mr. Harry Marks.
Earl Delawarr was next sworn. He
admitted having received ��8000 sterling through M. Broadly, Mr. Hooley's
agent after tho flotation of tho Dunlop
Co., but the witness said he had never
receivod anything to transmit to the
Earl of Albemarle, nor had be received
��1000 sterling for introducing Mr.
Hooley to Lord Grenville. A cable
despatch was read from Lord Norbury,
who is now iu British Columbia,
denying that he had received ��1000
sterling to join tbe Singer board. Mr.
Praed, the manager of Lloyds' bank,
said the statements of Mr. Hooloy in
regard to the bank (vero j absolutely
false, and he produced documents empowering the bank to sell or otherwise
dispose of the securities held
against Mr. Hooley's overdraft.
Continuing, the witness said that
Mr. Hooley had onco remarked to bim,
"you know Praed, I bave lied to
everybody in nearly every case, but I
have always told you the truth." The
examination was adjourned until Friday next.
In tbe Queen's Bench division of the
high court* of justice today Mr. Justice
Wright granted counsel for the official
receiver of the Hooley estate permission to serve notices upon tbe Karl
Delawarr and Messrs. Broadly, Bradshaw a el Rucker, that on Friday next
a motion will be made to commit thein
for contempt of court, in attempting
to induce Mr. Hooley to falsify his
Tho   Canadian   Author    Dines   Some
Distinguished  Guests.
London, Aug. 10.���Gilbert Parker,
the Canadian novelist and dramatist,
gave a dinner tonight in bonor of tbo
four Canadian ministers who are at
present in England, Mr. Mullock, the
postmaster general, Mr. Fitzpatriok,
the solicitor general, Mr. Fisher, the
minister of agriculture, and Mr. Blair
the minister of railways. The other
guess included Lords Donoughniore,
Lock and Ferigal, Sir Francis Jeune,
tho well known judge, Sir Walter
Besart, Mr. Moberly Hell, the manager
of tho London Times, the Hon. Charles
Russell and Colonel Hutton, the newly
appointed commander of the forces in
Canada who with Mr. Russell sails
from England tomorrow.
Damages  Against MM. Zola and Perreux Are Doubled.
Paris, Aug. 10.���Tho strength of thee
anti-Zola prejudice prevailing hore
was again illustrated today when tbo
appeal of M. Zola in the libel suit
brought against him by the' handwriting experts came up. M.M. Bel-
honinie Varienaril and Gourde were
oalled up in tlie court of appeals. M.
Zola was not* represented and permitted tho ease to go by default. Tho
court then took the unusual step of
raising the damages imposed upon M.
Zola and M. Perreux, manager of
"Aurore" from 6000 francs to 10,000
francs for each of the three plaintiffs.
Toronto, Aug. 10.���Lord Aberdeen
and party are the guests of the Mus-
kako Navigation company. They arrived yesterday from North Bay, and
wero presented with addresses at Beaumont, Rosseau and other points and
spent tho night at Port Cockburn.
They will spend today cruising about
lako Josoph, coming clown to Toronto
Ulu ffixntv.
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the smallest attempt at preliminary investigation. Strangers, who are ignorant of our party divisions, read those
statement about Canadian officials in
influential papers and naturally believe them, but do these journals ever
stop to consider what patriotic Canadians think of them when the truth
is es I abi l slued?
Copy fur ('liuiigrx nl' Aclvcrllsciiicul must
be In the Otllce liy t o'clock p.m. to
Insure change,
Under liberal rule Canada has been
enjoying a season of unexampled prosperity and its political opponents are
hard fput to it* to find an effective
weapon with which to attacek the administration. At last they think tbey
have found one. Some American miners on tlieir return from the Klondike
wbo object to having to pay a royalty
on their dust havo boen complaining of
the mining regulations, and have levelled all sorts of charges against the
Canadian officials at Dawson City.
Overjoyed at having something to
grumble about, tho eastern conservative papers have take all these ex parte
accusations for gospel, ancl have given
them the widest publicity without
making any inquiry into their truth,
and without paying any attention to
their frequent inherent absurdity.
A palpably untrue accusation was
the widely published report thut
the proclamation declaring Dominion
creek to   be   open   for   location,    was
withholel to allow the; officials to get iu
on the ground floor. I Mining lands in
Canada aro not opened by proclamation. Tho unoccupied crown lauds in
Canada aro always open to tho prospector, thus this accusation cannot bo
true. Tbe Toronto Globe pointed this
out at the timo but the conservative
organs did not withdraw their allegations or take any notice of the explanation.
The latest sourco of information
anent the fearful misdoings of the
Canadian Yukon officials is an interview with a young Canadian named
Philp, who has recently returned from
Dawson City. The Toronto Mail and
Empire quotes him as saying that he
was unable to stake a claim because
tho government surveyor declined to
come, that the officials would not record a claim without a private honorarium, and that they were taking
unfair advantage of their knowledge
for the purpose of staking claims. The
first acousation is palpably absurd.
Everyone knows that anyone provided
With the necessary licence can stake, a
claim without tho assistance of a government surveyor. The other accusations aro moro serious and might
ntford ground for an attack upon the
Yukon administration, or at any rato
for an official inquiry into tho matter.
Unfortunately, however theso accusations aro likewise baseless. Thee Evening News Bulletin of Winnipeg publishes an interview with Mr. Philp,
in which that gentleman asserts that
he never mado the accusations attributed to bim and that so far as he
knows they are untrue. The Mail and
Empire, however, has so far taken no [
notice of the contradiction. I
Such dishonest and insincere accusations made for party purposes would bee
highly reprehensible in any caso, but
they are doubly so when made in this
OOUneotion. Tho fame of thee Klondike has spread over the greater part
of the civilized world, and all news of
that region is eagerly read by persons
who otherwise take little or no interest in Canada. This fact is well known
to these unscrupulous organs, and yet
they take all tho pains possible to
blacken tho reputation of Canadian
officials in the eyes of the world in
tho hopo of obtaining a temporary
party advantage. Were the accusations
truo the offenders should be punished
and tho abuses removed, but they are
not true,yet this does not prevent.Oan-
adiaii newspapers from publishing theso
Scurrilous assertions   without  making
(.'bans reigns iu Victoria and there
seems small chance at present of order
being evolved thereout. While Lieutenant Governor Mclnnes acted with
justice and impartiality in dismissing
the ministers the people had refused,
why did ho not carry his convictions
to their logical conclusion and call
upon one of the leaders of the opposition to form a cabinet';1 Mr. Beaven
has been for some time practically
ontsidee the sphere of active politics,
and, as events have proved, it was
worse than useless to send for him.
There seems to lie now no possiblity
of his forming a cabinet, and the governor will have the mortification of
having to send for some ono else.
We hardly know wliich is the most
to blame, thee governor for summoning Mr. Beaven, or Mr. Beaven for
showing such abject eagerness to get
into office. Mr. Mclnnes showed he
had the courage of his convictions
when he dismissed Mr. Turner, but ho
showed a woeful lack of political acumen when be sent for Mr. Beaven.
The crisis, nevertheless, bas had one
good eifect. It has shown that the
divisions and competing ambitions,
which the Turnerites bave never
ceased prophesying would soon show
themselves in the opposition rniiks,
are non-existent. All the prominent
men of the party received tempting
offers, but they have one and all refused them. They stand shoulder to
shoulder, firm in their determination
liot to stultify or betray their promises to Iho electors by accepting office
under conditions which may proveut
thom from currying out in its fullness
that, policy which thoy believe to be
indispensable for the well being of
British Columbia.
ZtsTE^W   *   G-OOIDS
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth  Brushes,
^htaa^also Good Value in Sponges;    ���*a*h.
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C,
Official Directory.
Governor-General        -        Karl of Aberdeen
i Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
��� Member House of Common?, Dominion Parliament, Wesl Kootenay Hewitt liontuck
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo.
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Lieut-Governor Hon T It Mclnne-.
l'remiet - Hon J II Turner
Attorney-General        . Hon D M Eberts
Com or Lands mid Works Hon G 11 Martin
Minister Mines and Edueution Hon Jofl linker
Prosldont Exooutivo Counoil IlonC K Pooley
Members Legislative Assembly Ior West Kootenny���North Hiding
South Riding
J M Kellie
.1 F Hume
Mayor - - John Houston
Alderman���Choa Hillyer, W F Teetzel, J A
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley, Thos Madden.
Cily Clerk - . JK Sti-,\chuii
Police Magistrate K A Crease
Chief of Police , A   F McKlnnon
Chief of Fire Department. . W .1 Thompson
Auditor ��� John Hamilton
Wator Commissioner ��� T M Ward
Health Offloer -        Dr. Lallan
City Engineer - A. L. M'Cullooh
Cily council meets every Monday, 3 p.m., at
city hall, cor Victoria anil Josephine st
Dr. EOArthur, Dr.QAB Hall, Geo John*
stone.   Principal���J It Green.
The wnr between Amerioa aud Spain
may now he considered at an end,
since the United States authorities
and M. Cambon have been able to
settle the differences that had apparently arisen between thom. The war
lias been in many respects a most remarkable one, tho naval operations
more especially. Never before have
two fleets, manned by brave men who
fought to the last, been completely
destroyed without boing able to inflict
any loss on their conquerors. Tho
lesson of the war scents to be that accuracy and rapidity of fire is more
than ever indispensible for an effective
warship. The Spaniards could not hit
back, so they wore destroyed with ease
md despatch. While the exact terms
of peace are not known, tho Americans
havo undo lib tedly got what they went
to war fnr, and various other valuablo
acquisitions as well, whilo Spain has
lost her prestige, her credit, her fleet
anil her colonies. More disastrous results could hardly havo occurred.
Spain has sunk to tho level of Portugal,
tnd will probably never again be a
factor in international politics.
Russian Diplomacy Scores Another Victory in China.
London, Aug. 10.���Tho Pekin correspondent of the Times says the Tsung
Li Yamen, the Chinese foreign office, has given his formal assent to all
the conditions imposed by tho Russian
charge d'affaires M. Playloff, regarding thee new contract for tho New
Chwang railway extension loans.
These conditions are in direct conflict
with Iho terms of the signed contract,
and are designed to block the completion of thn final contract.
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Our Grocery Business has grown see rapidly during tho
past few months we nre compelled to make room somehow.
In order to do this wc have fully decided to dispose uf our
Entire Stock of Crockery and Glassware at Prices which
have never been heard of in the District of Kootenny.
Ladies don't miss this golden opportunity. Call and look
through. There is sure to be something you will require before tlie wai is over.
When you come to look through the' Bargains don't forget
your Grocery List also, for as you well know, our stock i.s well
assorted and Prices Right.
Ladies come early before your neighbor gets ahead of you
and picks out the best Bargains. All goods delivered promptly
free of charge to any part of Lhe city.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber al regulai
prices and carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles ancl Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
STATION     .    .    .
A.    E.     YOUNG,   AGENT.
The Paper of the People.
Everybody Reads It.
Protect Catholic Residents of the
Ceded Countries
Rome, August 10.���The Tribune'
says that the Vatican is in constant
communication with Archbishop [re-
land, Miinseigiii'iir Martineli, apostolic i
delegate in the United States, and j
Duke Almodovar de Rio, the Spanish
minister of foreign affairs, endeavoring to secure clauses in the treaty of
peace that will safeguard the religious
interests of the Catholic residents in
the countries to be ceded by Spain to
the I'nited Stales.
Aug.    10.���At
Springfield :s.
At Syracuse���Syracuse 2, Montreal
At Buffalo���Buffalo !i,  Providence 6.
At Cincinnati���First game, Cincinnati 4, Boston 7. Second game, Cincinnati 5, Boston 0,
thing to clo during the hot
weather is to keep your
system from running down
are among the best Summer Tonics.
The Largest Circulation.
Best Advertising Medium.
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber Bhould apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
In stock,1,000,000 ft.of Flooring, Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
Property Owners.
Do you want the rocks, stumps
or rubbish removed from your
yards, or your lawns levelled
down? If so we can do it for
you. Will work either by day
or by contract.
Address T. \V.
Care "Miner" office
Our Diarrhoea Specific
is ii sure cure for Summer
"Babcock" Fire Extinguishers
6 GAL. SIZE $30. 3  GAL- SIZE $15.
Including Supply of chemical Charges
wilh each.
Delivered F. O. n.m Portland, Oro.
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 ancl   Department   Supplies.
I71 4H1 St Portland, Ore.
Prosldont J Roderick Robortson.
Vice-President - James Lawrence.
Secy-Troos. John A Turner.
Prosldont John A. Turner
Vlco-Prus. VV. A. Jowett.
Soorotary D. MoArthur
Treas. a H Clements
Modioal Supt, . Dr. G. AII Hull
S.iki p.m
8.30 11.111
I. nl) 11.111
11.00 p.m.
United suites, Ontario,Que
lu-cnnil Eastern Provinces
Points on N. & I<\ S. line.
viotoria und Hossland.
New Donvor, Sandon and
Slocun Lake Points.
Kaslo ami Kootenay Lake
Rossland, Trail, Nakusp,
Itohson. pointaon main line
O, P. R���   Vanoouver and
5.16 p.m.
2.30 p.m.'
7.to a.m.
7.00 a.m.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; General
Delivery. 8 a.in,  to 8 p.m.;   Registration, 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Hank
0a.m. lo 1 p.m.; Sunday 1 hour(10 to 11 a.m).
���I. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies VV J Goepel
Gold Commissioner O. G. Dennis
Mining Itecordov-Tnx Col        -        It F Tolmie
Collector of Customs        - Geo. Johnstone
Provincial Assessor John Keen
County Court Judge . J A Korin
Registrar ETHSlmpklns
Inspector of Schools - William llnriiH
First Jailer
Second Jailor
Third Jailer
Senior Guard
Capt. N. Kilzstubbs
It. Llddcll
Geo. Partridge
John Mcljiren
It, Inco
Ciniicii ok ENOLAND-Matln 11 a.m.; Even
Song. 7.Ml p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month after
Matins; on ind and Ith Sundays, al 8 am
Sunday School at-.'.HO p.m. Hev. II. S Ake:
hurst. Hector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
Presbyterian Church- Servloosat 11 a.m
and   7.Illl   p.m.     Sunday School at 3,30 p.m
Prayor mooting Thursday ovening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Mon-
Rev, u. Frew,
day   ovoning   at  8   o'clock.
METHODIST Ciicncii-Coiner Silica nnd
Josephine BtreetS, Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30
p, 111. ; Sabbath School, 2,30 p.m.; Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'olook; Kpworth
League O.E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev, John
Hobson, Pastor.
Human Catholic Church���Mass at Nelson
every Sunday at Sand 10.30 a.m.; Benediction
at 7.30 IoS p.m.   Hev. Father Ferland, Priest.
BAPTIST CHURCH - Services morning and
ovening al 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet-
lng Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.: Meetings
are held in tlie school house. Kl rangers cordially welcomed.    Hev. G. R, Welch, Pastor.
SALVATION ARMY���Services every evening
nt 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria street.
Ad hit ant Millner in charge.
NELSON LODGK, No. 23. A. F. &A.
M. meets second Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brothren Invitod.
G. L. LENNOX, Secretary.
I.  O. O.  F.     Kootenny Lodg
No. lli, meets every Monday night,
at   tlieir   Mall,   Kootenay street.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
NKLSON LODGE No. lis. K. ot P.,
meets in Castle hall, McDonald block
every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,
All visiting knights cordially invited,
J. .1. Malone, cc.
Geo. Partridge, K. of it. and s.
NKLSON LODGK. I. O. G. T. Meets In
Castle Hall, McDonald lllock, ovcry Monday
evening  at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cor
dially invited,
John Telford,
Chief Templar.
J. F. Jacobson   Sec'y
second and fourth Wednesday of
each month at IC. of P. Hall, MacDonald Block, cor. Vernon and
Josephine streets. Visiting breth-
rn cordially inviied. ERNEST Kino,
Chas. II. FARROW, Worthy President
UOUHT KOOTKNAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meets
isl and 3rd Wednesday in each month in thc
K of P Hall. V XV Swanell, 0. D. S. 0. It.; J R
Green, O.R.i J. I'urkiss, Secy.
NKLSON LODGE, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meet*
ovcry Thursday in tho I.O.O.F. hall. F W
Swanell, M.W.: W Hodson, Rec.-Soa; J. J,
Driscoll, Financier  F. J Squire. Receiver and
NELSON L.O.L. No. 101)2 meets in tho McDonald block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. Visiling members cordially inrited,
John lojc W.M.; F. J. Bradley, U.S. THE MINER, THURSDAY,   AUGUST "n,  1898.
H1I1.1    Mention    or    IIiiiipenliigH   iu   lhe
uisirli'i During tin' ra��i
Few Dnys.
VV. (i. Earleof the 0. I'. 1!. survey,
is ut the Phair,
R, 11. ('ni'ley lelt, yesterday evening
on 11 business visit to Rossland.
' K. jlcLeod und .1. A. Macdonald,
lA'Ssiund barristers, an' in the eity.
\liss llaywooil ol'New I'l'incr is In
the city visiting Mr. and  .Mrs.   Poviih.
W. (������ Stephen, paymaster on the
Crow's Nest Pass railway, is al the
Clarence Pineo, late of the llmi of
Pineo k Merrick,'general merchants at
Virden. Manitoba, is in lhe city.
A survey party is selling iron posts
and monuments on the boundary line
I between British Columbia and   Idaho,
L.   M.    Livingstone,   merchant    ot
Brooklyn, who lias been in Uio city on
iii   business   trip,   returned  home last
! night.
The big C. I'. II. scow is being loaded
! with   lumber  nt  the foot of Cherry
I street, for the .Crow's Nest  Pass railway construction.
The new Baptist church will be
formally opened on Sunday, August
21, when Kev. .Mr. Trotter will preach
the dedication sermon.
The corner stone of lhe new St.
Saviour's church will be laid on Friday
afternoon lit 4o'clock, under tbe auspices of tbe Masonic order.
Dr. Newbiirii of Lethbridge, physician on the Crow's  Nest   I'nss   railway
iconstruction, arrived in tbe city last
fnight and registered at the Phair.
('buries Dvetb, Hiilulli: .1. B. God-
[wood and II. l'i. Haultain. Hossland;
IW. II. Henry, New Westminster,
[nnd Fred Stone, Spokane, ure at the
111 nine.
A protest lias been entered against
Ithe election of .laiiies M. .Martin, mem-
Ibei' elect for the Russia nil constituency.
iThe protest is signed by Henry Mary-
|inont, a merchant of Hossland.
William (Mark died yesterday al
iMiss Ci'icUney's hospital of general
Itlebilily at the age of <>���"> years, Tbe
���body will be shipped this evening to
|New Westminster, his former home.
The championship bicycle meet, of
���llie N. W. T. will be held iii Calgary
lAugust 81 and September 1. Entries
[from Edmonton, Regina and Medicine
mat are already in, so that the meet
[promises to be, good.
.1. King, of the Silver King mine
Jhotel, left, yesteiday evening for the
���headwaters of Peace river, accoin-
Ipnnieil by his son and daughter, where
fLhey intend spending the next, couple
if " years.   They    will    go    in   via
A number of old shacks on the C.P.R.
Reserve nn the lake front, which were
lieing used as a re.soi t for I ramps and
fioboes, were burned   to  the  ground
esterday afternoon by the provincial
jillicers, acting under instructions
[rom the company.
The London Financial News knows
[vliere to give the credit. Speaking of
[he penny post, it says : "Itis inter-
I'sting to note that the reform wbicb
|as aroused such general  attention  is
iic to the initiative   of Canada.    Tbe
Dominion during Lhe past, two years
j bus led the way in more I ban one niiit-
| ter of the highest importance  tending
I to   the   forwarding    of  imperial   interests."
Dan Kiee. nu insane man who was
found along Ibe C. 1'. H. track by Chief
McKinnon on Tuesday, was turned
over yesterday to Lhe provincial
autliorit ies aud is now in the provincial
jail. Under medical treatment be may
recover his reason.
Lost���On Wednesday, a pocket hook
containing 840 in money and a bank
cheque for 8275, drawn on lhe bank of
British Columbia. A reward of $20 is
offered for recovery, of-same on being
returned to David Fraser or Thomas
Madden, at the .Madden house.
If ymi want to make money, become
intelligent and happy, call on .Mr. ,1.
[ II. St. Laurence, the blind phrenologist, and have your head examined.
j You can see hiin al, the parlors of the
i Clarke house any day this week with
the exception of Saturday.   Advt.
A syndicate of eastern capitalists
has purchased the Golden Treasure
the White Iron and the Vesuvius,
situated within a. half mile of the Vmir
mine, and having the same, ledge.
Assays from the surface of this property show values ranging froni $5 lo
,$7.">. The development work will commence at once. The sale was effected
bv .1. i-'yfe of Ros-jland. The price paid
w ob $10,000.
Ive have
a lot of
Ice Cream freezers
which no well  appointed
home should be  without
[��� during the warm weather,
v      ��
We have also constantly
on hand a full line of .  .
Slumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offer-
ingat very low prices.
Initiation of Members ol' the  Sons of
The Sons of England lodge. No. lil I.
Nelson's Queen, held a meeting last,
night advancing the Hed Hose degree
members into Lhe White Rose degree,
presided over by Brother S. Starkey,
acting D. S. G. P., assisted hy the following hrethren ; VV. Maguire, U.S.
G. V. I'.. lv Shepherd, I), s. ti- I'. IV,
i Hev. II. s. Akehurst, D. s. G. C, J.
Watson, l��. S. (i. S., Crawley and
Harvey ael ing i s guides.
!i. It. Dunlop of the Lerwick Mining
I company, which is operating llie Elise
proper! y near Ymir, has just returned
from a visit to the property, lie
brought with him a loi of the ore from
Hie me body, which wits recently
lapped by a long tunnel. Tbe ore body-
is wide ainl well defined and when
more fully uncovered is certain lo
produce ore of paying quality, Four
assays were made yesterday of this
ore ami thev went as follows : A
trace, 820.08, 875.37, and .$21)1. This
gives an average of $24.62 per ton.
This is satisfactory to tbe management.
Tlie Elise .Mining company and its
successor, lhe Lerwick .Mining I'oni-
papy, have shown great tenacity of
purpose in the development of this
property through the dull limes and
the mistakes of its early inanageinent
anil il now looks as though their faith
in its worth is io be rewarded,
Hosslaml Miner.
A match game of baseball will be
played this afternoon, commencing at
,'i o'clock, between the bald heads and
the kids on the grounds east of.the
Queen's hotel. The bald heads will be
captained by .1. Keith Reid, ami the
team will consist of Ibe captain and .1.
Heath, George McParland, (I. A.
Bigelow, 1). Morris, A.Stewart, K. E.
Lemon, anil I wo others lo be chosen
on the Held.
'I'he game promises to be an interesting and exciting contest ami .will
doubtless attract a large crowd of
spectators, Bigelow will play short,
stop, Lemon lirst base, and the battery
for the bald heads will he Keith Reid
ami Ileal h.
Refreshments will be served on the
ground. The public are cordially invited. (Signed) Committee for the
bald beads.
Oliver Durant Denies All Stories of a
Pending Sale.
The Centre! Star is the latest property about, which fake reports of
sales have been published by sensation
mongers. Mr. Durant, when interviewed the other day on lhe subject,
said :
���' I have never given an option mi
the t 'entre Star Lo any corporation or
person, and I am certain 1 never will.
The mine can be purchased, but-whoever wishes to buy iL must pay my
price and it can nol be bought for a
song either. You can .po-itively say
that ther" bas never been an option on
the property nor are there any negotiations pending for its purchase. The
stories lo Lhal effect tire made .oni 6f |
whole cloth."
DEATH    Of    DR.    MEAD
Dr. Mead of Pincher Creek, died on
the i nom ing of. I ul v 25 of Inflammation
of lhe lungs after a few days illness.
His death has come as a sudden shock
to this district where he has resided
lor a long Lime, anil be will be greatly
missed as n friend and as a physician,
Ile had studied medicine in England
and had gained considerable experience there and in Canada, and his skill
was of no mean order. Alberta has
lost a good citizen ond an honest and
upright man,
Dr, Mead was coroner, and in Ihis
respect liis name has been before Hie
public' a good deal of late, and there is
no doubt that the fearless, upright
Stand he Look in endeavoring lo up-
bold the important oflice of coroner,
one of lhe chief safeguards of British
citizenship, did much to undermine his
health,, This is nol the place for con-
troversy, but it is due to his memory
to say that those who opposed him in
this matter now see lhat they acted
unwisely: and a railroad corporation,
t bough soulless, ean admire a public
official who without animus attempts
to do bis duty.
Ile leaves a widow and a child ill provided for. The funeral was under the
auspices of lhe 1. O. O. I'1. - Lethbridge
Vancouver & Nelson, B. 0.
Premier Turner ami bis followers
are making the light of Iheir lives in
their endeavor to obtain a majority
mnl hold on to tbe spoils of office.
One of the last efforts of expiring
Turnerism is seen in the protest
against .lames Martin's election at,
Rossland. 'lhe Hossland Miner, which
bitterly opposed bis candidature, has
this lo say on the .subject:
" The protest against the election of
James Martin comes rather as a surprise. The general impression is that,
Mi. Martin is (he choice of a majority
of the electors of the riding and that
he obtained his seat, in the legislature
Veterans Attend the  Unveiling  ol'  a
Soldier's Monument
Hamilton,    Ontario,   August    III.
Several hundred   Americans   invaded
this eity on the  occasion  of   Ihe   uu-
veilinjt of the monument in honor of
the soldiers of Lhe  republic  buried  in
Hamilton cemetery,
About 300 members of Chapin post,
(i. A. R., wilh tbeir band, from
Buffalo, accompanied by over 501) of
their friends, took part, iu tbe proceedings,
In the line of march were Hamilton
aud Toronto members of the (i. A. R.,
and the British army aud navy veterans of Toronto and Hamilton.
Throughout the procession the stars
.���mil stripes predominated.
A man dropped his wig on the street,
and a boy who was following close behind the loser picked it up and bunded
it to him. "Thanks, my boy, "said
the wig, "yon are tho first genuine
hair-restorer I havo ever seen.''
The queen on Saturday conferred
the Victoria cross noon Lieutenant
Thomas Colcl'iugh Watson, of the
Royal engineers, and Private E. Law-
son, of the Gordon highlanders.
Lieutenant, Watson won the honor
for his bravery at Pilot, in the Mahtnud
valley on September Ki. 1897. On this
occasion he led his men info the burning village in order to drive the enemy
out; hut the men were driven back
with some less, and the lieutenant
himself was wounded. Notwithstanding his wounds, however, he made
another attempt but wiih again repulsed and wounded a second time.
The bravery of Private Lawson was
no less marked. The occasion was the
storming of the Dargai heights, and
though Lawson was wounded in two
places he saved the lives of two of his
wounded comrades- Lieutenant Dingwall and Private McMillan���by carrying them out of a heavy lire.���English
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.
y Letter Heads,
A   Bill Heads,  Envelopes,
\f Circulars,
Posters. Dodgers,
Shipping   Tags,    Etc..
A large audience gathered at the
grounds east of the Queen's hotel yesterday afternoon Lo witness a game of
ball played by teams managed by R.
E. Lemon and George Bigelow.
The teams were captained by Wilbur
Stead and Chester Haywood, and the
players consisted of the junior aggregation of Nelson's ball tossers.
The game resulted in a victory for
Manager Lemon's nine, and was very
well contested, the score being.27 to26.
The only scrap in thc game was a
difference between Blgelow's captain
and Hie umpire, but trouble was
avoided by .Manager Bigelow stepping
down and .settling the difficulty.
Another game will be played this
T. (i. Procter, manager of the
Kootenay Valleys Laud company, returned on Tuesday morning from a
visit to east Kontenay. Mr. Procter
reports that development* work on the
mines around Fori Steele and neigh-
boi ing camps is progressing favorably.
The town of Elko, in wliich he is interested, is, in his opinion, one of the
most favorably Situated along the
route of the Crow's Nest Pass railway,
and will be the future city of east
Kootenay. II. has a splendid water
power and is in close proximity lo the
Crow's Nest coal fields. Lots are selling rapidly in the new town and (here
is every prospect of it, becoming a
place of Importance in the near future
NOTICK is hereby given that tlio partnership
heretofore existing uetween J. s. MoOlolland
nml Ii. Ii. Ashoroft under tin' firm name of
Ashcroft & McUlellnnd is thi* day dissolved
hy inuiiial consent. J, s. MoOlolland retiring.
II. II. Ashoroft still continues Uio business ami
is liable for all indebtedness from Aug. 1. All
outstanding accounts must hepnid lo thc llrm
of Ashcroft Sc MoOlolland on or before Aug.
15, Ami all accounts against tlio firm must be
presented by that itate.
Nelson, li. ('., Aug. (ith, 1SII8.
I i.i.II'IIOM; no. III.
are right in our
line of business
and while we do
not claim to do
work at the
cheapest price,
Good Work
Pair Price
We keep in Stock
nearly all Custom,
Legal and Mining
Forms and will print
anything you may
Jlaniifacrurei's of
Halcyon Hnl Spring*   Water Acl'alcil uud
Supplied lo I le* Ti-niie.
The Daify Miner
is meeting with good
success and if not on
our list you should
be. We deliver it to
your home for one
month for one dollar
or six months for
five dollars.
Can  We  do  Business
with You ?
Zhc   flIMner
I>tQ. S* flMib. Co.
To Eastern and European Points.
To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points.
To Rich and active Mining- Districts   of Klondike and Yukon.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Wednesday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points
Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To  Kossland and  Main   Line  point*
6.10 p.m.-Leavee���NELSON���Arrives-10.80 p,m
Koolniny Lake���Kaslo It mile.
Except Sunday, Except Sunday
I  p.m.���Leaves-NELSON���Arrives���11   n.m
Calling at way ports in both direction!.
Kootenay River Route.
Str. Nelson.
Mon. Fri. Mon. Fr
7 a. in.���Leaves���NKLSON--Arnves- 8.00 p. m
Tucs. Wed. Thurs. Sat
7. a m���Loaves���NELSON���Arrives���10.80 p.m
Outward connection I'ilot Hay with Str. Kokanee, hut inward such connection mado Mondays and Fridays onlv.
Str. calls way poi-i.s in both directions when
Train*  In mul rrom  Slocan City, Sandon
anil siocan   Lake  Points,
(Sundays  Excepted)
9 a. in.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p, in.
Ascertain Phesent
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.
Spokane  Falls &
Northern R'y.
Nelson  &  Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without ohange
of cars between Nelson and Eossland and
Spokane and Eossland.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leave 6-20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5-35 p.m
''   12:05 "  EOSSL'D    "  11:20   "
'    8-30 a-m. SPOKANE   "    3.10 p.m
Train tbat leaves Nelson at 650 a.m.
makes close connections tit Spokane for
all Pacific Const Points.
Passengers for Kettle River nud Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage
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1 For One Cent a Word? X
You can flnil a buyer for "Any X
Old Thing" if you advertise; T
(iaMlfli'il Advertisements*. +
All advertisements in (   is column aro T
1 cent a word each insertion.   No ad- J
VOrtiBOmont taken for less than 25 cent*. X
Old papers at Till*:   MINER ollice.   25 cents
per hundred.
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply ".Miner" ollice.
MUSIC LESSONS. ��� On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs. W. .1. Astlcy, Itobson street,
two duor* wist of Stanley.   P. 0. llox 180.
FOR SALE.���Large four oared hoat, with
���all.   Fifteen dollars.   Write
Baker Street.
Cook (woman) for small camp; iji-li).
Girls for Housework.
Cook wants situation,
Mr. Balfour Makes an Important Speech.
Denies   Discrimination  Against   English
Traders���Trade   Will   Grow   aa
Fast as Ever.
Loudon, Aug. lit ���In the House of
Commons today, Mr.Balfour contended
that there was no evidence of preference having been given to foreign
manufacturers or traders in China, nor
of an intention to put up barriers
against British subjects. It was impossible, he continued, to forsee how
tho struggle for concessions would
end, but he saw no reasons for the
pessimistic views entertained in some
quarters. Regarding Shan Tung he
said, "wo must treat Germany ns we
expect her to treat us." Referring
to Russia, Mr. Balfour said lie saw no
necessity for taking a pessimistic view
of the situation, and he would be surprised if the British concessionaires
did not get their full share. Mr. Balfour's speech appeal's to have been
intended as a statement of the governments policy in China, which has been
demanded before the close of parliament. He did not enter into details of
the complications, and the drift of
his explanation was that the critics
expected impossibilities.
During thc course of his remarks,
Mr. Balfour said, it could not be pretended that the British empire alone
or in alliance with another empire,
could prevent the legitimate development of other commercial and military
empires. Mr. Balfour then said,
"though we may not anticipate maintaining our old relative superiority in
China, it is expected that the volume
of British trade will increase as
rapidly m the future as in the past.
The question of equal facilities of
trade is distinct from the question of
gramme, of the actual site of proposed
mines, of the length of insulated leads
requited, of the explosives available,
of the means of making up the
charges, of ihe depth of water, of the
1 oats available on the spot |for| laying
out the mines and of many other details. In order to insure, the success
of the operations he will very likely
timl it necessary to use Imperial government stores, and the cost of these
would have to be refunded to the war
oitlce. It may be necessary to arrange
for the transport of gun cotton ami
detonators from Halifax to Toronto.
Lieutenant Dumble will probably have
to be accompanied by about six noncommissioned ollicers and men, and
will make arrangements with yon for
tlieir lodging and remuneration [and
travelling expenses. "
It is not necessary to say that tho
board of directors appreciate very
highly this evidence of the desire of
the Imperial military authorities to
help make the exhibition a success.���
Toronto Globe.
nelson cafe. Kirkpatrick b Wilson �� ��
V. HOSHI, Proprietor
The Best Meals in the City
from 25 cents up.
Some   Objections    to    Newfoundland
Being Represented.
Newfoundland's wish to be represented at the Quebec conference threatens complications incompatible with
the scope of the negotiations.
If restricted to the discussion of
closer commercial relations with this
country, such representation may well
be permitted : but the introduction of
tho west shore fishery rights question
whould at onco cause a protest from
France, and an indefinite enlargement
of the work of the conference. Newfoundland has long held aloof from
confederation, although anxious to
benefit by negotiations to wnich Canada has beeu a party. The present disorganized condition of the island's
trade aud finances calls loudly for some
relief, and there is little doubt that a
reciprocity treaty with the United
States would be welcomed on lines
similar to the Bond-Blaine treaty of
a few years ago. The disallowance of
that treaty by tho mother country has
since beeu looked upon as a precedent
to discourage the separate action of
Newfoundland when ever interests
common to that colony and thc Dominion aro concerned. The general question of the fisheries, apart from the
west shore difficulties is a caso in
point. To our government the matter is of some importance as possibly
demanding a sharper limitation of certain questions awaiting settlement,
and a refusal lo entertain tliem if
likely to lead to extra-continental considerations. ���Harper's Weekly.
Puts His   Position   Before the United
Statos Couiisul.
The United States authorities seem
to have been playing Aguinaldo for a
fool. The subjoined letter scut to
United States Consul (ieneral Wild-
man at* Hong Kong'shows how far they
are correct.
" I have read that lam getting the
big head, and not behaving as I promised you. In reply I ask you why
should America expect me to outline
my policy, present and future, and
light blindly for her interests, when
America will not be frank with mu.
Tell me this, am [ lighting for annexation, protection, or independence? It
is for America to say not me. I ean
tako Manila as I have defeated the
Spanish everywhere, but what would
bo the use? If America takes Manila,
I can save my men and arms for what
the future has in store for inc. Now,
good friend, believe nie, I am not both
fool nnt'. rogue. The interests of my
poople are as sacred to me as are the
interests of vour peoplo to you.
(Signed) "AGUINALDO."
The Dundee Concentrator Progressing.
Business is Improving.
Ymir, Aug. 10. ��� (Special Correspondence)���Tho Dundee mine has boon
shut down for the past few days in
order to get things in shape for the
fitting up of a 10 drill compressor
plant and the erecting of a concentrator. The material for the buildings
is now on tho ground and the work no
the foundations grows apace. Tho
tramway from the concentrator is
complete with the exception of laying
the rails, which have arrived and are
now lying at the depot at Ymir. The
head machinery for the tramway is all
up at tho initio, and the plant for the
concentrator is daily expected. From
all accounts everything will bo iu running order inside of two months.
Tho London and British Columbia
Goldfields company are breaking
ground preparatory to the erection of
tho -III stamp mill at the Ymir mine.
Buildings for the accommodation of
the men to be employed in the projected improvements, arc in course of
erection. The company expect to he-
gin hauling lumber for their new
tiutne iu a day or two.
Business is brightening up considerably in Ymir. The sawmill is working a full force of men, and is going
strong in order to fill the big demand
for lumbor.
Tables   supplied   with    all
the delicacies of the season
are receiving Seasonable Goods
for the best trade of Nelson in
the lines of
The quality is thc best and prices
right.       As always, our stock of
is full and being added to as needed.
Kirkpatrick ld Wilson,BAKER STREKT
Special attention paid to auditing
Company's books. Business accounts balanced aud set in order.
For terms apply
Steamer   Fnrallou     Brings    News   of
the Disaster.
San Francisco. Aug. 10.���A special
to tho Chronicle from Vanoouver, B.
C., says:
The steamer Farallon arrived hero
today. On Thursday night she left
Skagway, and at the time Captain
Roberts says that Skagway was
threatened by fire. Fifteen houses
woro iu flames as the steamer cast off
hor ropes, and ho heard at the last
moment that tho inadequate fire department was attempting to keep tho
flames from the dynamite sheds where
tho railroad company had its powder
stored. This seemed to him impossible as the lire was rapidly spreading.
The poople wore panic stricken and
the forests around the town were nil
ablaze. It looked as if nothing eould
save tho town.
The houses caught from tho brush
firos around Skagway, and as a high
wind prevailed it drove tho fire to the
center of the town.
Passengers ou board express the
opinion tliat Skagway has been wiped
out of existence, but the purser
states that he believed that tho firo
would bo gotten under control, as it
Started near the water front, and the
demolishing of several houses between
there and tho center of the town would
prevent the flames from spreading.
Hon. C. Dawe Goes as Fishery Advisor
to Sir J. Winter.
St. Johns, Newfoundiland, Aug.
10.���The Newfoundland government
will send the Hon. Charles Dawe, a
member of the cabinet, without a
portfolio, to Quebec as fishery advisor to Sir James Winter, who will
serve on the international commission at Quebec Mr. Dawe is ono of
tho loading fish merchants of the
colony, and a high authority on all
questions relating to tho North Atlantic fisheries, aud the effects of the
proposed arrangements upon tho colony's rights in tho matter.
Submarine Minos Will Form Part of
the Programme,
Lieutenant-Colonel Wilkinson, R.
E., writes from Halifax, N. S., to
Manager Hill:
"It is necessary for Lieutenant
Dumble to havo early knowledge of
the    details   of   your   proposed   pro-
Washington, Aug. 10.���Tho war department has receive a despatch from
San Francisco saying that 2000 troops
sailed today for Manila. There aro
5000 more soldiers now at San Francisco who will be sont to Manila as
soon as transports can bo obtained.
I'.M,    P.M.    I'.M.
N'o. ,i No. ;t No. 1
I'.M.     I'.M.     I'.M.
No. 2 No. 4 No.
3:15 0:00,.ROBSON.-.8:00 2:30
ami    2:00    10:110...THAU......7:00   12:55    1:15
3:15     11:15.ROSSLAND.0*0  12:00 in.
No'x. 1 and 2 connect witli C. 1'. R, nmin lino
Btoamers, and trains to and froni NcIboh at
N'o's, 3 nnd I nre local trains between Trail
and Kossland.
Nu's. 5 and 0 are local trains between Trail
and Itobson.   N'o. 0 connect* with train No.
trom Hossland.
All trains daily.
F P. GUTKUUS, Gen. Supt.
(AIMM. MFIME., M Min. Assoc. Cornwall I
Opposite Phair Hotol,
NELSON. B.C. P. O. BOX 583.
Extended experience in Chile mid German
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Reports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground survoying aud mine plans kept
up by contract.
Repaired, Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
and Dyed bv lhe Nkw PROCESS at
Reasonable Prices,
IIoom I). Hillyer Blk��� NELSON.
1'. S.���Ladlefl Wool Ilress Goods Sponged
before Making; Up.
Waff Paper,      Suortina Goods
���   Hammocks,   ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic SuDDfies.
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.  .  .
Krnheii IIIII Itlm-h
lEiiln-r  it.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter,
Drop in   and see   us.
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or Quebec
Heaver Line-Lake Huron Aug.  3
Heaver Lino���Lake Superior Aug. HI
Dominion Line-Vancouver Aug.  (I
I ..'minion Line���Scotsman Aug, 13
Allan Line���Callfornlan July 28
Allan Line   Nuniidiiin  Aug.   I
From New York
While Star Line���Teutonic Aug.  II
White Star Line-Britannie Aug. 10
Cunard  Line��� Uicnniu Aug.  (i
Cunrrd Line   Klrtirlii Aug. 1.1
Allan stale Line���Stuto of Nebraska ��� Aug,28
Allan State Line-Mongolian Aug. 12
Anchor Lino���Ftii'tiessiu   Aug. 20
Anchor Line���Anchoria   Aug. 13
Cabin, $48.00,1-50, tbu, $70 $80 and upwards.
Intermediate, ?3i.uo and upwards
Steerage. $22.50 and upwards,
Passengers ticketed through to all points in
lireat Bntaln or Ireland, and at specially low
rates to all parts of the Kiii'opcan conti lent.
Prepaid passagosarranged from all point;.
Apply   to  GEO.   S.   BKKR,   I'.P.It.   '1 eke.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM S'l'IT'l
554|   General Agent, CP.lt. Otliees. Winnipeg.
Notico is hereby riven that sixty (601 days
aftei date I intend lo apply to the Chiet Commissioner of Land and Works for permission to
purchase threo hundred nnd twenty 1820) aoros
unreserve crown land, more or less:
Commencing at a stake marked "B. W.'s N.
E. north-east corner", thence eighty (80) chains
south; thence forty HO) chimin west; thence
eighty (801 chains north; ihence forty 140)
chaiuueast to point of coiiiiiiencemeiit;sitiinted
near tlio head of Koknneo Creek about ten
miles from Kootenay Lake, Nelson Mining
Division, West Kootenay District.
Dated this 2nd August 18118.
Nelson, B. C'��� Aug. 2,18!)8.
for Nobbiest and best and Save KASH.
Arc Saving Money every day
on their Hardware Hills by
allowing us to figure with them.
Get Our Prices Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Tel. No. 21.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and General Agents, Fire and
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public,   Etc...
FOR SALE  _�����,mw*
Corner Lot mi Vernon St., with Building. 12 Lots in Hlock
���111'''���Cheap.   2 Lots Cor. Josephine and Hobson.
FOR RENT .xvxvnvmkvV^
2 Lots and Dwelling near Cor .Stanley St, on Observatory
St., $12 per month. Dwelling on Silica 8t��� near Cedar St.,
5*20 per month.    House mul 2 Lots, Houston St.  $15 mouth.
Call and see onr full list of properlv for sale  in   "Hume"
and "A" Additions
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street,  NELSON,  B. C.
All  Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager     j    ��,��-..   ~ r\t*t     r*   r.
S. S. Fowler, E. M., [   NELSON,   B. C.
' E- M-  . (
ning Engineer     J
Charles D. J. Christie
Houses to Rent at $8, $14 and $15.   Furnished House $25.
FOR SAL.E���A 2 lot corner Wttrd Street, $300.   2 lots, garden and fe
Viotoria Street, $000.   7 roomed house Silica Btreet, $2H0().
A new House, lirst story stone, 2nd rough cast, 7 rooms, Electric Lights,
hot and cold water.    Finished in lirst   elass manner, ready about
10th August.   Three minutes from post oflice.   Prices
quoted at my office.
Typewriting and Stenography Work Done.
Agency B. C. Acetylene (Jus Machine Compnny.
��� ��� ���
��� o        ���
A Trial will convince
that the World's Leading
Beer loses none of its good
qualities by being bottled
in our own country.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.
Victoria Street - NELSON, B. C.


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