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Array Weekly Edition No   144.
Nelson, British Columbia. Tuesday Mornirg, October 25, 1898.
Ninth Year
Is impressed upon every pair of Shoes we offer the
public. In the flrst place we aim to buy only reliable footwear of reliable manufacturers, who are
prepared to stand by their goodV with their guarantee, which we in turn give with every pair of
shoes we sell you. It is a safe way to do business
-���safe for us, safe for you, and the stamp of durability protects us both, we in our reputation as
reliable shoe dealers, you in the amount of wear
and durability secured through your investment
in Footwear at our store.   A call will convince you
<*��   LILLIE BROS.   *&*>
Oie Gam Restored to Her
Husband- Wah Chung.
Mr. 0- P. Hill, Deputy Oolleotor of Otw-
tnms of Idaho, Arrests the Abductors at Great Falls-
Yesterday forenoon there arrived in
the city, by the steamer Kokanee, Mr.
C. P. Hill, United States deputy collector of customs for Montana and
Idaho with headquarters at Port Hill,
Idaho, having in charge the Chinese
girl, whose abduction was reported in
The Miner a few days ago.
Interviewed by a Miner reporter Mr.
Hill stated that the facts of the case
as far as hn could learn were as follows: The girl, whone ��� maiden name
was Oie Gam, was horn in China,
nud at the age of two years emigrated
with her parents to Victoria. Her
father and mother, after residing in
the coast cities for about 12 years, returned to China leaving their daughter in Victoria. She subsequently
married Wah Chung a merchant of
Revelstoke, with whom she lived happily at their store in that town. Being a young lady reared in refinement
aud very fond of dress and finery,
she did not find the Revelstoke dressmakers up to date and received consent
from her liege lord to come to Nelson
to consult some of the dressmaking
artists of this city. While here she
was the guest of some friends of her
husband and met Lang Jo, who for a
couple of years past has been running
a laundry at Trail. Her new acquaintance mentioned to her the name of a
country woman of hers, who he said
was living at Kuskonook and induced
her to go with him on a visit to that
town. Upon arriving at Kuskonook
and not finding hor friend there she
insisted on returning to Nelson. Lang
consented and together with three other
Chinamen, oue of whom was the notorious Chinese smuggler and high
binder Wong Sang, they boarded the
steamer Ainsworth, as the girl
thought, bound for Nelson, but in
reality going south towards the international boundary.
Upon their arrival at Rykerts, at
tno boundary line, at 1 o'clock in the
morning, the party disembarked, and
the girl then saw that she had been entrapped and tried to escape, but hsr
captors at the point of loaded revolvers
forced her tq follow them across the
line and do as they ordered. It appears that the party had made a contract with the smuggler Wqng Sang to
land the party safely in San Francisco,
where since the passage of the Geary
act, Chinese women are very valuable
Cu +nma Collector Hill  receivod  a
telegram   next day   apprising   him of
the abduct ou  and   at once started in
pursuit with a party of deputies.   Af-
, ter several days he  located the  party
on a train of tho Great   Northern rail-
, way bound for Helena.   After passing
Port Hill the party had walked a dis
tance of 80 miles  to a point  10 miles
from   Bonner's  Perry  where they se-
i cured a wagon and  passed  that town
I in the night    A party of officers were
I after them   in  hot pursuit  but they
left the wagon and hid in  the  bushes
[near Bonner's Ferry.   They  boarded
the train at Leonia,   Idaho, and   after
traveling a few miles left the  cars at
I a sidetrack west of Kalispell, Montana.
They then walked to Kalispell where
Ithey boarded   tho   train  for  Helena.
At  Great  Falls,   Mr.   Hill   was   iu
I waiting  and  arrested the girl,   Lang
I Jo and   Wong  Sang,   the  other two
[Chinamen   having  left the party fur-
Ither  up  the  line.   Tho arrests were
jmade  on   Oct.   10,   and the party re-
Imainod in jail  until   Oct.   14, when
Ithey were brought up for trial  on the
Icharge of being illegally in the United
States, under the Chinese exclusion
The girl pleaded guilty and proved
her residence to be in British Columbia, statng thnt she had been taken
into the United States against her will
and requested to be returned to British
Columbia. After evidence had been
heard and a statement made by Mr.
Hill the court declared that she be
retvrned to her home in charge of Mr.
Wong Sang when brought up for
trial produced a certificate of registration in tho United States but as he
hnd left the country without complying with the regulations regarding
identification, the certificate was void
and he was ordered to be deported to
China. Lang Jo claimed to be a merchant from San Francisco but had no
certificate and will share the same fate
as Wong Sang. The other two Chinamen are both in jail, one at Missoula
and the other at Butte.
While at Kalispell, Lang Jo got possession of the girl's jewelery which he
pawned for $267, with the proceeds of
whioh he expected to pay the railway
fare of the party to San Francisco.
After the arrest at Great Falls, Mr.
Hill secured the release of Oie Gam,
and placed her in chargo of Mrs. Ring-
wald, wife of tho inspector of customs,
who took quite a fancy to the homeless young girl, who appeared to fool
her position very keenly and wos sincere in her desire to return to her husband. The girl was called upon by
many of the leading ladies of the city
and by her modest and refined manner
oreited a  very   f��vor.-��jle   Impression.
Upon their return to Nelson, the
girl was identified at Rykerts by
Customs Collector Rykert and was
met there by Moy Toi, from Nelson,
who accompanied the party to Nelson.
Upon arriving here Mr. Hill at once
restored Mrs. Chung to lier husband
who was almost overcome with joy at
recovering his wife who he had almost concluded, was lost to him forever. It is not often tbat such a case
as recorded above reaches so happy a
termination and the credit for it is
certainly due in a large extent to the
tact of Mr. Hill.
It appears that Wah Chung is a
prominent member in the order of
Clioe Kung Tong, whioh is a sort of
Chinese Freemasonry, between whom
and tho Highbinders there oxists a
deadly feud. In getting Lang Jo to
abduct Olio Gam, Wang Sang had a
double purpose in view. Besides the
saitsfaction he would feel at having
injured a member of a nated society
the transaction would have resulted in
pecuniary advantages to himself, tho
price of such girls in San Francisco
for immoral purposes being in the
neighborhood of $5000.
The jewelery pawned at Kalispell
consisted of bracelets, belts, brooches,
rings, pins, etc.. of beaten gold'aud
valued at over $800. These will be
recovered and in a short time restored
to their rightful owner.
The joy of Wah Chung in receiving
back his wife was shared by every
Chinaman in the city, who throughout the whole affair did everything
in their power to asBist him in recovering his wife. After reaching Nelson
Mrs. Chung snout the day resting
after the fatigues of her journey and
did not appear in public. The reunited
couple will spend a few days in the
city after which they will go to their
home in Revelstoke. It is not improbable that they will return to Nelson shortly to open a fancy goods store
for the benefit of tho ladies of Nelson,
Mrs. Chung being an adept in the art
of fancy needlework.
He Says That the Western   Country is
Montreal, Oct. 24.���Sir William Van
Home, in an interview, says the western country everywhere shows signs
of magnificent prosperity. Reports
sent abroad as to the damage done by
the wet weather to grain in Manitoba
still ih the stock, have been much exaggerated. A few days of good
weather will set everything right
again. Sir William spoke enthusiastically of the magnitude of the ocean
trade built up at Vancouver He denied the report that he had an interview with Mr. Hill of tho Great Northern at Minneapolis on the rate question. The question of rates, he said,
was in the province of the traffic manager. "All I can say on the subject" concluded Sir William,"Is that the Canadian Pacifio has all along been ready to
restore rates, looal or otherwise, as they
existed before the war commenced.''
A  British Blue  Book   on
Lord Salisbury Gives Additional Proof of
the Firmness of His Purpose
in Egypt.
London, Oct. 24.���The French ambassador to Great Britain, Baron de
Courcel, will arrive hore from Paris
tonight, and there is good authority
for tbe statement that he is the bearer
of a proposition to tbe Marquis of
Salisbury which may satisfy both governments.
The British government will issue
another blue book tonight, the most
important feature of which will be a
despatch dated Octobor 12. from the
Marquis of Salisbury to the British
ambassador at Paris, Sir Edmond
Mousen, reporting a previous interview with Baron de Courcel, in which
the latter wished to ascertain what
solution of the question was possible,
and in which the Marquis of Salisbury
says: "I generally insisted that the
Nile valley had belonged and still belonged to Egypt aud that whatever
diminution that title had suffered by
the Madbi's conquest had been removed by the victory at Omdurman.''
The Marquis of Salisbury then dwelt
ou the unpleasantness of Major March-
and's position, which Baron de Courcel denied, and finally the British premier in response to Baron de Courcel's
suggestion, offered to supply Major
Marchand with food and ammunition
in order tbat he might be able to reach
French territory.
Baron de Courcel then said France
wanted an outlet on the Nile and the
Marquis of Salisbury requested that
the whole proposition be made in
writing. This was the last interview
between the ambassador and premier
on this subject. Baron de Courcel
then went to Paris and it is thought
that the proposition which he brings
tonight embodies tho points indicated
in this conversation. The British
cabinet council has been fixed for
Thursday next.
The "Salisbury despatch" in conclusion, said: "The extreme indefinite-
ness of Baron de Courcel's proposition
made it impossible for mo to express
or form an opinion relative to the territory claimed by France in the Bahr
El Chagal region. Under tho circumstances, the discusion has been fruitful of misapprehension. I informed
him it was in no way my duty to dis-
enss the French claims now, but that
in abstaining therefrom, I must not be
understood as in any degree admitting
their validity.'' The bine book also
contains interesting letters from Mous-
tapha Foboy, the regent of Egypt, to
General Kitchener and Lord Oromer,
the British diplomatic agent, showing Egypt's attitude. He wrote to
Goneral Kitchener, warmly thanking
him for taking possession of Fashoda
and thereby reconquering for Egypt
the provinces which assure her existence and from which she only retired
provisionally. The regent in writing
to Lord Cromer protested against'' the
French violation of Egyptian terri
tory," adding that Egypt had never
lost sight of the re-occupation of the
provinces of the Soudan, which are the
actual sources of the vitality of Egypt
and from which she only withdrew
owing to force maj eure. He also
said that the re-conquest of Khartoum
would fail to have its effect if the valley of the Nile was uot restored to
Egypt. Moustapha Fohoy concluded
with referring to the Anglo-French
discussion on the subject of Fashoda,
urging Lord Cromer to nse his good
offices with the Marquis of Salisbury,
in order that the incontestable right
of Egypt may be recognized, and that
all the provinces occupied up to the
rebellion of Mohamed Ahmed be restored to her.
Paris, Oct. 24.���The Siecle, after
urging peace remarks "France would
hardly come off better in a war with
England than did Spain with the
United States. France will be better
employed in developing her colonies
than urthwarting England."
The Autorite declares that France
ought never to have gone to Fashoda,
adding "It was a stupid mistake and
now England calls on us to get out.
Well, it is no use talking, we shall
have to get out, otherwise there will be
war, which would be madness. "
Loudon, Oct. 25.���The Fashoda yellow book issued by the French government having left some slight   misgiv
ings in this country as to Lord Salisbury's firmness in dealing with the
French ambassador, Baron de Courcel,
a speedy dissipation of these fears followed in the publication of yesterday's
blue book. It is especially welcomed
by the London papers, which this
morning expressed their satisfaction,
notably at the view of the letter of tho
Egyptian regent, which is held to
nullify entirely the French idea that
England lacks tbo approval of tho
Egyptian government.
The Times says: "Lord Salisbury's
version of the interview with Baron
de Courcel is decidedly a despatch to
relieve the British mind. "
The Standard says: "The blue book
removes apprehensions regarding
Lord Salisbury's position which it
would have been unsafe to leavo uncorrected. ''
The Daily News thinks the blue
book confirms the impression left by
the yellow book, namely, that France
is seeking a loophole.
London, Oct. 24.���The Paris correspondent of the Daily Chronicle claims
to havo authority to say that a decision has already been taken by the
French government to speedily evacn
ate Fashoda and that M. Delcasse, the
French foreign minister will do his
utmost to facilitate   a pacific solution.
A Wealthy Montrealer  Found Dead  in
His Chair in His Boom in
.New York.
New York, Oct. 24.���J. C. Robillard
a wealthy citizen of -Montreal, died
tonight suddenly in his room at 55
West 11th street.
Ho was found shortly after his death
by Mrs. Margaret Holt, the proprie
tress of the house. She was attracted
to the room by the odor of gas. One
jet was ignited nnd a second was
turned on. It is believed that Mr.
Robillard, who was 80 years old, was
attacked with heart disease as he was
in the act of lighting the second jet.
He was found seated in a chair near
by in a position to indicate that He
had just time to sink into his chair
before expiring. Dr. Maddot of 18
Fifth avenue, who was called said the
old man had evidently been dead but
a few minutes. He did not think that
there was any attempt to commit
Mr. Robillard had a son, Ovide Robillard, a lawyer, with an office at
No 25 Pine street, this city. Beginning fifteen years ago, when the son
was in college, the father made annual
trips to New York to see Jwhat progress the student was making. He
liked his experience so much that he
kept up the praotice later on. He
maintained his room at all times, in
Mrs. Holt's house. It was a sort of
den and fillid with all manner of
strange costumes. The dead man
leaves a widow and a daughter in Montreal. It is said that he was on intimate terms with Archbishop Corrigan, John D. Crimmins, Frederick D.
Coudert and other prominent citizens.
The son could not be found tonight
and it was thought that he was out of
the city.
Property  Valued   at   Half   a  Million
Dollars Destroyed.
New York, Oct. 24.���One of the
most destructive fires that has occurred
in Brooklyn for two years, occurred
this afternoon at pier 89 East river and
did damage to the amount of half a million dollars. Pier 89 adjoins the naval
stores of George L. Hammond, extending from Coffee to Wolcott street. At
pier 69, the three half masted schooner
Andorenha was lying discharging a
cargo composed principally of jute,
butts, saltpetre, shells and raw silk.
Just how the fire originated is as yet
unnown. Among the heaviest loosers
are George L. Hammond, owner of the
naval stores, whose Iojs is placed at
$100,000 aud said to be fully covered
by insurance. The Andorenha is owned by Frank W. Roberts of Liverpool.
Eng., and. was valued at $300,000.
The blazing vessel was towed down to
the Cowanis flats and will probably
prove a total loss. The Brooklyn
Wharf and warehouse company, according to the best estimates, will
lose $150,000.
Police Percautions to  Protect the Emperor of Germany.
Haifa, Palestine, Oct. 24.���The police made au important arrest of a
well known anarchist hero yesterday.
Extraordinary precautions aro being
taken tc insure the safety of Emperor
William and Empress Augusta Victoria. During the time that they are
here, women will not be allowed in
the streets as the police fear that anarchists might assumo this disguise.
Alexandria, Oct. 24.���An Italian anarchist was arrested here. He was a
passenger on a steamer bound for Palestine.
La Minerve,   of  Montreal
Makes a Prediction.
It Says There are Indications of a Dissolution at Ottawa and Conservatives
Should Prepare.
Montreal, Oct. 24.���La Minerve, the
French conservative organ, in the district of Montreal, says for any one
viewing the political horizon from a
serious point of view there are evident
signs of approaching dissolution of
parliament and general elections.
There is among liberal organizers
much more activity than the few approaching byo elections seem to call
for. The authorities at Ottawa are
pressing for the return of the provincial voter's lists corrected up to date
and members of the federal cabinet do
not seem to take any more trouble
about the next session than if it was
not totake place before the elections.
Contracts are being liberally awarded
and banquets and political visits are
th�� order of the day. Moreover, the
men iu power know that the prosperous communities are well disposed to
wards those who govern for the moment and the benefits of the consrva-
tive policy during a period of 18 years,
being now reapod by the people the
time would seem to be well chosen to
take advantage of the prospertiy duo
to the politicians previously in power.
On tho other hand, failure to obtain
reciprocity and the determination of
Sifton to stick to his seat in the cabinet, leads some ministers to favor a
general election. On the whole La
Minerve comes to the conclusion, that
whatever mav be the issue, preparations are being made as if the elections were a decided thing and conservatives should prepare their batteries.
New York, Oct. 24. ���Tommy Ryan,
of Syracuso, met Alex Bonner in a
20 round bout for the middle weight
championship at the Greater New
York Atheietic club tonight and although the contest went the limit of
20 rounds, Ryan was never in difficulty and clearly outclassed his opponent. Ryan won by a very big margin and showed himself to be by far
the cleverer man, as well as giving his
opponent the benefit of a palpable let
up towards the finish.
London, Oct. 25.���The Pekin correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says:
"Chinese soldiers attacked a party of
English engineers ou Sunday ac the
Marco Polo bridge, on the Pekin-
Hankow railway. Two engineers
were injured aud a railway coolie was
killed. The situaion there is serious.
The telegraph wires have been cut at
Poi Ting Fui in the province of Pec-
hili. The foreign envoys will hold an
emergency meeting tomorrow."
New York, Oct. 24. ���At the meeting
of the St. Louis and Southwestern railway company in this city today, W.
S. Fordych declined re-election to tho
presidency and he nominated Edwin
Gould, who was unanimously elected.
Russell Harding, of the Great Northern railroad company, was eleoted to
succeed Edwin Gould to the vice-presidency.   There were no other changes.
Ottawa Oct. 24.���Lord Herschell
spent this afternoon with Hon. David
Mills on international matters. He
was entertained at luncheon at tho
Rideau club by tho premier today and
will dine with Hon. Mr. Davies tomorrow night and for each occasion all tho
ministers now hero have boon invited.
Hon. Mr. Fieldiug has gone to Halifax.
Plymouth, Oct 42..���The new
British steamer Glorina, from Antwerp, October 21, for Montreal, has
put in here with her steam pipes damaged.
New York, Oct. 24.���Bar silver, 00%
Mexican dollars, 47**^.
Copper, firm, brokers' price, $12.50;
exchange, $12.50.
Lead, very weak, domestic brokers'
price, $8.55; exchange, $il.02W to
Tin, quiot, but firm ; Straits, $17.75
to $18; plates, steady. THE MINER, TUESDAY,  OCTOBER 25, 1898.
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If testimonials were in order for officials who do their duty, thou a most
complimentary ouo should go to Mr.
C. P. Hill the United States customs
officer at Port Hill, on the frontier of
Idaho. When be became aware that
a Chinese girl had been lured away or
abducted from Kuskonook and had
been taken by stealth across the border he immediately set out in pursuit.
When one considers that the fugitive!
crossed the line on foot under the
cover of night, and the innumerable
roads running in all directions presented to the abductors of the young
woman, the difficulty of the task im
posed upon Mr. Hill can be understood.
But he must have gone about the business in au expert way, for six days after they had evaded him on tbe border
he had the woman and her two abductors in custody at Great Falls,
Mont., six hundred milos from his
post, and had one of the pursued in
jail at Butte and another at Missoula
awaiting his orders. Ho thought, aud
the thought was a natural one uuder
the circumstances, that the woman he
was in pursuit of was an immoral om-,
whom certain Chinamen, with her
consent, were desirious of taking to
San Francisco, and he was very much
pleased to find that he was instrumental in rescuing from a life of most
degrading slavery and restoring to
her husband, an innocent young woman, 17 years of age and unacquainted
with the wiles of the world, who had
been lured away by oue of her countrymen. Asued why she had gone away
with this mau, she broko into tears
and sobbed, "I thought he was a gentleman. " Many a woman, not Chinese, has admitted in tears and sorrow
a similar mistake There is something
in nature that makes tho wliolo world
kin and this is an instance of it.
Had not Mr. Hill been successful iu
recovering her from her abductors
thia girl in years if not in experience,
would havo boon carried to Sun Francisco and sold into hideous slavery the
abominations of which are known only
to those familiar with the Chinese
quarter of that city. Therefore Mr.
Hill is worthy of all commendation in
saving a human soul from degradation
worse than death and at the same time
bringing to punishment the wretches
who were engaged in the outrageous
crime. It is with great satisfaction
that The Miner bears testimony to Mr.
Hill's most praiseworthy actions in
this matter.
cific a privilege which was willingly
conceded by the American lines previous to the rate war. If it was right
for the Canadian Pacific to have this
concession then, it is right for that
railway to have it now and in withdrawing the privilege of the differential the American lines show that they
aro treating the Canadian Pacific unfairly. Mr. T. G. Shaughnessy who
has given evidence of much tact and
keen judgment all through the complications which recent railway events
gave rise to. is going to ask for a re-submission of the question to the authorized persons who have just denlt with
it and tbere can be no doubt that the
able vice-president will put forth a
strong case. The Canadian Pacific
asserts the right to certain differentials
in passenger rates over the American
lines and it is important that it retains this  privilege.
For some time past the Irish agitation has not been attracting the attention it should. According to the
views of home rulers, therefore, Mr.
Redmond helps a crowd iu Mayo, to
cheer for France. "England's difficulty is Ireland's opportunity" is an
old saying but when the time of triul
comes against a foreign nation, Russia
for instance, we doubt not that Irish
men will be found in tho front line of
battle fighting for their best friend,the
British government.
The question whether a multiplicity
of railway systems furnishing competition result to the advantage of the
public has been settled by the recent
rate war. It will be remembered that
tho Canadian Pacific railway, owing
to the detection of rato cutting ou the
part of other lines, fixed a transconti-
nential rate of $25. This was the lowest point railway fares ever reached on
this continent for the distance. The
lines in the United States were compelled to follow suit. The result was
that the public were accommodated
as they had not been before and owing
to the greatly increased trafflo the com
panies made monoy. The full benefits
of competition were realized for the
first time by travellers. This cheap
rate would have been retained indefinitely had not the inter-state commerce commission come to the aid of
the American lines and forced a restoration to former figures, so that prices
are back whero they were. We have
it on the authority of the Seattle papers that the United States lines made
money when the cheap fares were
available and we know by the statement of receipts published weekly by
the Canadian Pacific compauy that
that line is not making as much
money now as it did when the cut
rates prevailed. We believe that the
Canadian line would not have gone
back to tho old schedules but for the
oiucry mado by the United States
lines. All of which goes to show that
railway competition is uot the blessing to humanity it is reported to be,
and that tho public secure benefits only
when llie competing lines quarrel.
Therefore, it is hoped that they may
i soon have a row which will embitter
relations for years.
'. Real Estate and Insurance Agent. 3
There are some who believe Mr.
Turner's asseveration that the Semlin
government has uot a majority in the
house. There is a faint hope, however,
that there will be a majority of at
least one and tbo way the new government willjjovern even with a majority of one will convince Mr. Turner
that the only appropriate placo for
him in the future will bo on the shelf
among the other autiquites, who never
knew that government was a science
that only the able understand.
The Canadian Pacific railway managers are not satisfied with the decision
of the arbitrators at Chicago who
found against tho Canadian line on
its claim for a differential ou transcontinental business and moy will ask
that the question be agnin submitted
to a committee for consideration. It
is evident tbat the American lines aro
determined to tie up the Canadian
system as tightly as possible but
whether the latter will submit to the
process remains to be seen. It is difficult to see the justice of tho arbitrators
in withholding from the Canadian Pa-
Chinamen are being haled to court
to answer charges of keeping tlieir
promises in an unsanitary condition.
Would it not be as well to indict those
responsible for the open drains in the
city and streams that pour down sewage constantly. But probably the
authorities deem it better to commence
with the lowly and ascend to the more
influential culprits.
Four Roomed House on Observatory St.    $15 per month.
Eight roomed furnished house, Observatory St.
g; The Birkbeck Investment,  Security 3
% and Savings Co. 3
5^   advance money on Improved Real Estate.     Repayable in 5 and ***3
E 8 years by monthly instalments. ^
Here is the nation on the verge of
war, and the Nelson company without
uniforms and only half a rifle apeice.
The war authorities in England seem
to have made a mistake when they reported "everything ready."
Rossland says that it does not want
an assay office, but a real school of
mines. Rossland reminds us of the
little child that threw away her doll
and asked to bo supplied with a "real,
meat baby.''
Did not La Minerve of Montreal
predict a victory for prohibition? If so
is it not timo to go ont of business as
a prophet?	
The British people seem to be writhing under what Bacon called the
"canker of a long peace" and they are
looking around for the only remedy,
the vigorous action of the field of war.
They evidently would not object to
take that physic in France and if
they do we may be sure that they
will come back refreshed.
Don't Let the Moss Grow on Your Feet
Keep Abreast of the Times, That's Our Motto-
Next week you will find us in our new quarters, just one door east of the
old premises, where we will be in a better position than ever to cater to and
supply the wants of our many customers, both in the line of close prices and
prompt attention.
We have been neglecting some of our customers during the past week, having had two carloads of goods lying at the station awaiting the completion of
our new premises before unloading, thereby causing a little delay on the part
of filling orders. However, we nre pleased to say that the goods are all in our
warehouse now and next week we will have them on our shelves, disposable
at the same low prices as have always prevailed here and brought our name so
prominently before the careful buyer.
To the Private Families
We would say that our stock will be the finest and most complete in B. C. in the line of Fancy Groceries, Biscuits, Bottled
and Canned Goods.
To Close Buying Mining Camps
We would say that our stock is larger than ever in our line.
See our warerooms. A glance over this department will convince you that we are your money suver. Our prices are so
that we defy competition where full weight and honest measure
is considered.   Call and get acquainted with us anyhow.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
A.    E.    YOUNG,   AGENT.
Stewart's Heaters
A carload of Coal Heaters direct from
tlie Factory  arrived  on Friday.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
..FRESH . .
Camps supplied on shortest notice and Lowest Prices
Mail Orders receive Careful attention.
Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies
kept in stock.
Markets at Nelson and Ymir.
The following are the prices of groceries, provisions,etc., as quoted by our
local dealers. It is the intention of
The Miner to have these prices corrected everv week by trustworthy dealers, so that residents of the city and
others may be informed as to the cost
of liviug iu the city :
OKllvie'8 Hungarian per 50 lb sack.. 1 75
Lake of the woods " .. 1 73
Snow Flake per 50 lb suck  150
Wheat per ton  32 009.15(10
Bran per ton  Hi 00(*22 00
Ground feed per ton 26 00��*28 00
Com (whole)      "         2��00<ct28 00
Corn (cracked)   "        17 (KKpOO 00
Oals "        SO (Xk**32 00
Oatmeal per 10 lbs       **10*8>    50
Rolled oats (II & Kl  05
Rolled oats (B&K) 81b sack  {0
Hay (baled) per ton  19 00(820 00
Potatoes por 100 lbs    1 otxa 1 25
Beets por lb  2J
Cabbage per lb  ��1
Cauliflower per lb  ��{
Onions per lb  03
Cucumbers  05
Salmon (smoked) per lh      12J.9    15
Oysters [Olympian) per qt         "      "Is'
Oysters (Eastern) por tin 1  00
Cod per It,  08
Halibut per Ib      12}*jt    15
Smelts per lb....      i2Jffl    15 |
Farm Produce.
Eggsperdoz       25       35
Butter (Creamery)       25<S    .10
Butter (Dairy)        20P    25
Cheese CCunadlanl       I8<a   171
Chcoi-o  Swiss)       20-tf    30
Ham (American) per lb  15
Hum (Canadian) per lb  15 )
Bacon (American^ per lh  15 1
Bacon (Canadian) per lb  Ua     1(1
Bacon (rolled) por lb  12JO   IB
Bacon (long clear) per lb  12$
Shoulders por lb  12J
Lard per lb  12J
Beef per lb  8-j*     15
Mutton por lb  l(K<��     18
Veal por lb  1519     18
Perk per lb  12*19    15
Bananas por (lot  40Q    50
Lemons iCallfornln) per doz  359     411
Oranges (California seedlings)  10��    50
Melons (each)  259    IKi
Crab apples per lb  (15
Apples  04
Tomatoes  089    10
Grapes  12J        15
Teaches  08
Pears (Bartlet.ts)  08       10
Pears (small green)   08       08
Plums (greengage)  05
PlumB  04       05
Capetown,, Oct. 24.���Lieutenant
Goneral Sir William Howley Good
enough, in supreme command of the
British troops in South Africa, died
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
B. C.
Official Directory.]
Church of England���Matin 11 a.m.; Evenl
Song. 7.S0 p.m. every Sunday. Holy Conimun-1
Ion on 1st and 3rd Sundays In the month after!
Matins; on 2nd and Ith Sundays, at 8 a.m f
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. S. Akehurst, Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.    1
Prebbytkrian Church���Services at 11 a.m 1
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.]
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;!
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Mon If
day evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew,]
Methodist CHrRCii-Corncr Silica and.
Josephine Streets. Services at 11 am. and 7.3(L
p. 111. ; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meetl
lng on Kridny ovening at 8 o'clock; Epworthl
League C, K., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rov. John!
Rohson, Pastor. f
Catholic Church���Mass at Nelson, first!
and third Sunday at 8 and 10 Oil a.m.; Benediril
lion nt 7.30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland]
Baptist Church ��� Ser- Ices morning and
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer mocti
ing Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; Meeting!
are held in the school houso. Strangers cordII
ally welcomed.   Rov. G. R. Welch, Pastor.     T
Salvation Army���Services every evoninJ
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria street]
Adjutant Milluor in charge.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. tcJ
M. meets second Wednesday in eaolj
month.   Visiting brethren invited.
G. L. Lennox, Secretary.
I. O. O. F. Kootenay Lodgij
No. 16, meet* every Monday nighl]
at  theli  Hall,  Kooienay sti-oetj
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
A. H. Clements, N. G.      Fred J Squires, SocJ
NELSON   LODGE   No. 23, K. of
amoclH in Castle hall, McDonald blool
Itlevery second and fourth Tuesday evel
ling at 8 o'clock.   AU visiting knlghl
cordially Invited,
R. G. Jot, C C.
Geo. Ross K. of R. and S.
NKLSON  LODGK,   I. O. G. T.     MeeU l
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Mondij
evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cq
dially invited, John Telford, 1
Chief Templar J
J. F. Jacobson   Seif
SONS    OF    ENGLAND,  med
second and fourth Wednesday]
each month at K. of P. Hall, Ha
Donald Blook,   cor. Vernon   ai
Josephine streets.   Visiting brea
rn cordially invited.        Ernest Kino,    I
Chas. H. Farrow, Worthy Preside!
lst and 3rd Wednesday ln each month in tl
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C. D. S. O. R.;
Green. C.R.: J. l'urkiss, Secy.
every Thursday in the I.O.O.F.  hall.    G|
Williams, M.W.:  W S Smith, Reo.-Seo.; J.
Driscoll. Finanoior F. J Squire. Receiver
P. M. W.
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1692 meets in the !
Donald  block every Thursday evening al
o'clock.   Visiting members cordially invitr
JohnToye W.M.; F. J. Bradley, R.S. THE MINER, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1898.
The Contract Let for the
Removal of Bodies.
A Large Number of Application)���Comment on the Efficiency of the Fire
Brigade���False Alarm*.
The weekly meeting of the city
council wus held on Monday afternoon,
Mayor Houston presiding. Aldermen
Hillyer. Teetzel, Malone, Whalley
lad Madden were also present.
Tenders wore opened for the removal
of bodies from the old burial ground
to the new cemetery, as follows: W.
P. McEchem $10 for single graves,
ti).50 for trenches, and $1.50 for boxes;
J. Young & Co, $9 per body and 95
cents each for boxes; Watson & Andrews, $12.50 for single graves, $9 for
trenches, and $1.75 for boxes; D. Mo-
Arthur, $12.5C for each body removed
aud $1.50 forboxos; F. J. Parley,
$6.20 for single graves, $5 for trenches,
and $1.20 for boxes; Whitman & McCarthy $7.50 for single graves, $7 for
trenches, and $1 for boxes; K. Cf. Mo-
Leod, $10 oach per body and 50 cents
each for boxes; Nelson Furuitnre Co.,
$6.90 per body aud $1.75 for boxes;
D. McDonald, $11 per body and $1.50
for boxes; Amiable & Brown, $0.75 per
grave nud $2 for boxes.
Tho contract was awarded to P. J.
Parley, his tender being tho lowest.
Several applications were received
from parties wanting the position of
caretaker which wore filed.
The mayor was authorized to purchase the necessary supplies for the
eloetric light works.
The mayor announced that the late
city solicitor had been called npou to
furnish his bill for taxation.
It was decided that the contractor
for the removal of bodies be limited
to SO days from date of signing contract.
Tho mayor called attention to the
fact that thero wero sovoral houses
going up on Silica street, east of
Cedar, aud that tho nearest water
connection was at the comer of Cedar.
He suggested that something be
done to provide a wntor Bupply to the
i district named. A two inch main
was ordered to be laid on Silica street
from Cedar to Park streets.
A number of   accounts  were   passed
on   recommendation    of   the  finance
committee, including a refund of $2 to
, the  mayor  advanced  to   a   destitute
! man.
Burns & Co., asked permission to
Iduinp excavation material from the
[north wost comer on Josephine and
[Water street or Josephine. Permis-
Ision was granted, the roadway to be
[made 20 feet wide.
A long discussion ensued on the
Ipoint of fire protection. The mayor
pointed out that they had 10 or IS men
the pay roll, aud that all they
jseenmd to know was how to make water
connections. He thought they should
|ie directed to practice firo work.
There were no regularly orgauizod
aoso. or hook and ladder teams.
Aid. Malone  said he did not beliove ;
lhat half  the  men on the roll   turned
|iut for practice.
Mayor: We have paid considerable
fiouey for tho service, and the least
ve may expect is that it be fairly effl-
lient. Aid. Hillyer suggested that the
payor should sound the fire alarm once
twice a mouth and soe how the men
Aid. Teetzel:   Have   wo   nny  hook
lud ladder?
The mayor replied   in the negative.
[hen Her Heart is Set on It
poman  is sure to obtain just what
B wants.
The Perfection Cook Stove which is
' leader this season, is inst the one
Jelight the good housekeeper.
Its construction is perfect. It proves the greatest amount of heat
lm the smallest quantity of fuel and
Ire are few parts liable to break or
lout of order.   It is one of the best
ves on the market at the priee.
importers of
Juts, Oils, Shelf Hardware,
Plumber's Supplies,
Miners' Supplies
What he thought should be done was
to organize regular (earns, sav a couple
of hose teams and a hook aud ladder
team. As it was at present the men
did not appear io be detailed for special duty. Aid, Whallley thought that
when men nre on the pay roll they
ought to be efficient, and know tlieir
The city clerk mentioned that in
other towns there were fire ladders distributed over the town for fire purposes. The mayor said that a similar
custom prevailed in Nelsou prior to incorporation but painters borrowed them
and he did not know what had happened them. Aid. Malone said that
they could get a hook uud ladder for
about $400. Aid. Hillyer asked how
much money had been spent on the
fire department for the past year. The
mayor explained that $2216 had
been spout ou tho department, about
$1000 of which was for apparatus. The
pay roll was about $160 per mouth. %
Aid. Whaley asked if the fire by-law
did uot call for fire escapes on buildings. Aid. Teetzel said thnt it did, but
that not one per cent of the people
complied with it. If a fire was to
break out in one of the big buildings
thoro was not a ladder in town that
would reach the roof. This opiuiou
was that fewer men and more competent would bo productive of bettor results. He suggested that $5000 or $10,-
000 be borrowed to equip the department.
It was ultimately decided to look up
the cost of a hook nud ladder, and
that the mayor now and again, give
tho department a surprise by sounding
a false alarm.
The council adjourned.
Condensed News of the Happenings of the
Week In and Around Our Busy
City and Kootenay.
The New Westiminster fire cost the
iusurauco companies over $800,000 most
of which has been paid This is less
than the estimate made   after the firo.
Thero will be a football practice
this afternoon und every other after
noon this week, in anticipation of the
match against Rossland on Saturday.
All players are requested to attend
A meeting will be held in the Hume
hotel on Thursday evening at 9 o'clock
for tho purpose of organizing a hockey
club. All those interested in the game
and in skating generally, are requested
to attend.
As yet no appointments havo beeu
made to the two vacancies ou the staff
of tho provincial jail at Nelson, although there is a larger number of
prisoners thnn was ovor before confined in the institution.
Tho ordinance of Christian baptism
by immersion was observed tor the
first time in the Kootenay at tho Baptist church Nelson last night, Rov.
Dr. Spencer officiating. There were
three candidates, two men and oue
The first annual supper given by
tho officers and members of Nelsou
lodge L. O. L. No. 1692, will be held
nt the Victoria hotel on the evening
of Nov. 5. A choice literary programme of speeches, music, readings,
etc. is being prepared.
The framework for the new residence of Mr. H. J. Evans at the corner of Hall and Carbonate streets is
now np and when completed it will be
one of the handsomest residences iu
the city. Ewart & Carrie aro the architects and W. Gillett is the tiontractor.
Slocan lodge No. 40, I. O. O. F.,
hnve issued invitations for their
second annual ball to be held in the
Odd Fellows' hall, Slocan City, on
Priday, Oct. 28. The roception committee have mnde complete arrangements for the entertainment of their
It moy be stated on the best authority that, there are no giounds for the
rumor that Mr. Gordon Hunter is 3u-
deavoring to be reinstated as gold commissioner of the Yukon. Mr. Senkler,
as already announced, has sailed for
the north and there is no iuteution of
rescinding his appointment.
By a new order which goes into
effect on November 15, the lieutenant
governor-in-council has rescinded the
order whereby free miners eould retain
relief from forfeiture owing to the
lapse of their certificates by making
the proper affidavits and remitting $5
to the minister of mines, always providing that the claims had not in tho
meantime been restaked.
The session of tho polico court yesterday occupied abent half an hour,
but in that time Police Magistrate
Crease disposed of four cases.
John Rogers who was recently released from serving a term in the provincial jail pleaded guilty to the charge
of being drunk and disorderly on Baker street and was fined $5 and costs
or 10 days in jail. The fine not being
forthcoming Rogers will linger cutting wood and doing other work around
the oity jail for the next 10 days.
Patrick Friel, who was nlso a late
occupant of the hotel de Fitzstubbs, at
the provincial jail pleaded guilty to
being drunk and resisting arrest and
expressed sorrow for his offense, asking only that he bo allowed to leave
the city as be claimed to have a job
waiting for him at the Fern mine.
His worship was howevor, inexorable
and imposed a fine of $10 and costs or
30 days in jail.
John Eccles also pleaded guilty of
being drunk and swearing on the street
and was fined $5 and costs. Tho fine
was promptly paid.
The case of Kwong Sang for depositing filth, soapsuds, etc., within the
city limits was remanded uutil today
nt 2 o' 'clock.
M. H. Gilliam of Erie is at the
John Dean of Rossland ia at the
W. Hunter of Silverton is registered
at the Hume.
E. V. Bodwell returned to Rossland
on last night's train.
H. B. Williams, contractor of Nelson,
is on a visit to Victoria.
Mrs. King, proprietress of the well
known hotel, the Allan House of Rossland, is at the Hnmo.
Archdeacon McKay who recently returned from Dawson City, passed
through Nelson yesterday on his way
home from  Kaslo to Donald.
Among those registered at the Phair
are J. E. Jackson, Spokane; B. Har-
ington, B. O. S. railway; W. H. Richardson, Toronto, and W. Stillwell,
W. Y. Enrle is registered at the
Phair. Mr. Earle is in chargo of the
party of surveyors who are checking
tho calculations of preceding parties
on the line between Kootenay landing
and Nelson.
C. P. Hill, deputy customs collector at Port Hill, Idaho, who arrived in
Nelson yesterday in charge of the abducted Chinese girl, Olie Gam, returns home this morning via Kaslo on
the steamer Alberta.
Among those registered at the
Queen's are R. E. Lyon, Ottawa; E.
V. Byrne, Pilot Bay; D. E. Riordan,
and Mrs. T. Blackfern, Sandon; W.
Y. Earle, St. Johns, N. B. ; M. To-
bell, Macleod, and S. H.' Brown,
Among those registered at the Hume
are J. Howson, Russel creek; L. H.
Bailey, San Francisco; G. Nelson,
Cranbrook; G. Norbury, Silverton; F.
Lorrenzo, Kootenay landing; Mr. and
Mrs. McNaughton, Vancouver, and C.
F. Smith, Rossland.
Tho Juno claim on Morning mountain adjoining tho Athabasca, a short
distance from Neslon, is showing up
well under development. The claim
was located about a year ago by Harry
Atkiu and John Ness and already
over $8500 worth of work has been
done on it. There are over 1050 tons
of ore oil the dump, the average of
which gives $88 in gold. This ore
will as soon as snow comes be raw-
hided to the Athabasca wagon road
and shipped to the smelter. A com
puny is boing stocked to take over
and develop  the property.
Star boarding houso on Saturday,
Oct. 22, by Rev. J. Robson, B. A.,
John Johnson tto Miss Anna Mag-
nuBson, both of Nelson.
FOR RENT���The dining room and
bodrooms of hotel, all well furnished.
Good opportunity for an experienced
party.    Apply at The Miner Office.
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore existing between E. O. Lewis and C. E. Chase,
carrying on business as bakers in the
city of Nelson has been dissolved by
mutual consont. All debts owing to
the late firm are to be paid to E. O.
Lewis, by whom all liabilities of the
firm will be paid.
(Signed) E. O. LEWIS,
J. W. Pittock,
J. S. Humphreys
Dated this 18th day of October, 1898.
Tenders are invited for the purchase
of Lot 1, Block "I" with improvements, sitnoto in the Town of Ymir,
Rented for $12 per month. Tenders
to be sont in on or before November
10, 1898 to JOHN  DEAN, ���
Administrator of the Estate of Silas P.
Collensworth, Ymir, B. O.
Charlos Newton Owen anil Thoiinm Stcv-
ciinon of tho city of Knslo in tho province of
British Columbia, furniture Dealers, have hy
deed bearing tlalo the cightcendiduy of October,
J.SiW.iiHHiKi ii'il ail their real and personal proporty
excopt an therein mentioned to Frederick E.
Archer of the said city of Kaslo, trader, in trust
for the purpose of paying and satisfying ratably
or proportionately and without preference or
priority, the creditors of the said Charles Newton Owen and Tliomas Stevenson or of either
of thom, I heir just debts.
Tho Bald docd was exocuted by tho snid
Charles Nowton Owen and Thomas Stevenson,
the assignors,land the said Frederick K. Archer
tho trustee, on tho 10th day of Octobor 1898, and
tho said trustee has undertaken the trusts
created by the said deed.
All persons having claims against the said
Charles Nowton Owen and Thomas Stevenson,
or either of them, must forward and deliver to
the said trusteo at Kaslo, II. ('.full particulars
of their claims duly verified together with particulars of security, if any, hold by them,
on or before the 17tnday of Novombcr, 1898. and
all pofsons indebtod to the said Charles New-
ton Owen and Thomas Stevenson or either of
them are required to pay the amounts duo by
thom to the said trustee forthwith. After the
Bald 17th day of November, 181)8, tho trusteo
will proceed to distribute the assets of the said
estate among Iho parties entitled thereto, having regard only to Ihe claims of which he shall
then novo had notice.
A meeting of the creditors of the said
Charles Newton Owon and Thomas Stevenson
will be held at the premises lately occupied by
them on Front streot, Kaslo, B. C. at 2.00
o'clock p. m, on Wednesday, the 9th day of
November, 1898, for the giving of directions
with roferonceto tho disposal ofthe estate.
Cameron Building,
A Avenue, Knslo, B. C.
Solicitors for tho Tiustoe
Dated tho 18th day of October, 1898.
H>. fl&cHrtbur & Co.
At Reduced Prices for Cash to make Room for new goods
Bedroom Sets - . $,5.oo and up
Parlor Sets Wilton Rug- - $60.00
Carpets, Ingrain - . 30c per y^ anc] up.
Full line of Household and Office Furniture at a libera] discount.   Undertaking and Embalming a Specialty.
to our New Block on West Baker Street, where we have opened out
a new stock of
Stoves, Tinware-, Graniteware, Etc.
If you  are  in   need   of  anything  in   these    lines    come  and  see  us.
We are Agents for McCLARY'S "FAMOUS"  Stoves and Ranges.
Plumbing,  Tinsmithing and Repairing
A   Specialty.
Victoria Street
(AIHM. MFIME-, M Min. Assoc. Cornwall)
Opposite Phair Hotel,
P. O. BOX 583.
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A First Class in every respect
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A    Do you wan t a good Square meal for
|    25 CENTS?
t     DINNER 12 TO 8
Extended experience in Chilo and Gorman
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Reports and valuations on mineral properties
Under-round surveying and mine plans kept
up by contract.
For  New   Goods, Gloves,
Laces, Silks, Drapes,  Corsets call on
Mrs. McLaughlin,   *
Eastern  Oysters
received daily
Cooked Any Style.
Y. HOSHI - Proprietor. I
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Valuable Baker Street and  other excellent property for sale.
Office Turnn-'llorrkh Block, NelHon, U. C.
Until further notice no passengers will be
carried over the lino of the Crow s Nest Pass
railway between Kuskonook and Cranbrook.
4*]* Harry Nickerson*
JEWELER ��� ��� ��� ���
Josephine St. Opposite Clarke Hotel
Aberdeen Block
Three Offices en suite large,
well lighted, facing Baker
Two Single Offices.
Victoria   Block
Three Offices, en suite.
One Office.
Two   stores,   facing   Josephine St.    Apply to
the strength of the little ones we
have all the materials. Our stock
of these goods, from Nursing bottles, Nipples, etc. to Prepared Food
for Infants is large, well assorted
and contains everything approved
of by the medical fraternity.
Look at our line of Infant's
Combs, Brushes, Teething Puffs,
Powders, etc. You will be pleased
with their quality and price.
Canada Drug & Book Co.
Room i Victoria Block
C. W. WEST & CO.
will fill   no   orders  for  Wood
Coal or Lime   unless
accompanies order. All accounts of over thirty days standing will be put into the hands
of a collector.
First class board and lodging from November
lst.   Carbonate St., 2 housos from Ward St.
ROOMS TO LET- Furnished rooms to let on
Victoria St., two blocks cast of lire hall.    Ultf
restaurant, Apply P, O. Box 127, or at tho
Miner olilce.
house and parlor maid. Apply Carbonate St.,
second house from Ward street 111
MUSIC LESSONS. ��� On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs. W. J. Astley, Robson itreet
two doors west of Stanley.   P. O. Box 180, THE MINER   TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1898.
The Peace Commission Making Some Progress.
I lock, who lost his eyesight in an acci-
! dent at the Silver King mine. The
j patrons of the concert will not only
have the pleasure of spending a pleasant evening but also of assisting the
miners of tho Silver King in their
efforts to relieve a fellow workman.
Some of the best talent in the city will
assist in the programme.
It is Said That if the Spaniards Cannot Ar
ranee the Cuban Debt They
Will Withdraw.
Paris, Oct. 24.���The American peaco
comissioners were in session today
from 10 a. ni. until almost-2 p. in.,
when they repaired to one joint session. They took with theni a carefully
prepared written answer to the amended proposals of tho Spaniards regarding
Cnba. The consideration of the Porto
Rican and Ladrones questions has
now been merged into the Cuban question and all the points involved are
being carried forward to a simultaneous conclusion. When this has been
arrived at the Philippines question
will be taken up. Of courso, there is
a possibility of a disagreement nnd the
Spaniards, if the American commissioners decide not to assume any portion of the Cuban indebtedness, may
announce their unwillingness to proceed any further with negotiations
based upon the protocol. The session
of the joint commission today continued from 2 o'clock in the afternoon
until 6:45 p. m.
Madrid, Oct. 24. The Imparcial today
says: "No viotor ever treated the
vanquished as the United States is
treating Spain. The government has
received grave despatches from Porto
Rico announcing that tho American
general there is acting towards Spain
as tho European nations treated China.
He ordered a Spanish steamer to embark the remainder of the Spanish
troops at Porto Rico in spite of the
protests of her captain, who had orders to go to Havana to embark sick
soldiers. Our government will probably protest against such action.''
Paris, Oct. 24.���The adjournment of
the joint peace commission today
was until 4 o'clock in the afternoon of
Wednesday next. Guam, in the Ladrones islands has been chosen by the
Americans for the United States uuder the torms of tho protocol and its
cession has been confirmed by the
Spaniards Details of minor importance alone remains to be decided upon
in connection with the cession of Porto
Rico, tho formal transfer of which is
practically accomplished. The chief
matter considered at today's sessions
was the American reply to Spain's revised and renewed propositions of the
last meeting and the indications are
that the Cuban question will be disposed of this woek. Bnt no dotnils
have been given out by either side regarding Spain's presentment of Priday last or the Americau traverse of
the same submitted today.
Halifax, N. S., Oct. 24. -Archbishop
O'Brien denies the statement that he
is to be transferred to the vacant archdiocese of Toronto. The report was
thoughtless, he said, and, moreover,
the supposod promotion would really be
a step backwards. The Halifax archdiocese was older than Toronto and
contained fonr bishoprics against two
in Toronto.
Kingston, Ont, Oct. 24.���The Montreal Transportation company's tug,
James A. Walker nnd two barges the
Hector and the Kildonan, from Charlotte to Kingston, sank during the
gale on Saturday night off Nicholson's
island, 15 miles southwest of here.
One of the crew, a Frenchman, was
drowned. Captain James Boyd was in
command of the Walker and 'consorts,
whieh were valued at $75,000 to $100,-
Montreal, Que.. Oct. 24.���The safe
iu the restaurant at tho Grand Trunk
railway station, St. Johns. Que., was
blown open and $185 stolen. Mr. Hol-
lison, the proprietor, hearing the explosion, came down stairs, but he could
not get into the restaurant room
where the burglars were at work. He
went up stairs again and tried to summon help by au alarm from a window,
but was fired at and told his brains
would be blown out if he opened his
mouth again.
Peterboro, Out., Oct. 24. ���The dead
body of Oorselins Mahony was found
at the bottom of a sewer trench on
Charlotto street. The deceased was
60 years old and is supposed to have
fallen into the sewer while intoxicated.
Tickets are now on sale for tho entertainment to be given in the Nelson
skating rink, ou Friday evening, Oct.
28; by the minstrel troupe from the
Silver King mine. The concert for
which the boys at the mine are making great preparations is for a worthy
object, that ot a benefit to John  Wed-
The bazaar held by the Ladies Aid
of the Roman Catholic church in aid
of their building fund, opens today at
2 p. m. in the store formerly occupied
by the Lawrence Hardware company,
which has been specially decorated
for the occasion. On subsequent days
the bazaar will open at 11 a. m.
The Day's Work
Roden's Corner
In Golden Shakles
Fortune's Gate
St. Aubyn
The Fatal Gift       Frankford Moore
Second Thoughts of an  Idle
Fellow   -   Jerome K. Jerome
Tho conimittoe of the football club
met last night to choose the team to go
to Rossland on Saturday next, when
it was decided to finally pick the team
on Wednesday evening from the following players: Partridge, Stillwell,
Blest, Hepburn, Moore, Sargeant,
Cousins, Moore H. W. R, Haines,
Hodge, Pollock, Williamson, Wilson
H., Sproat, Tod, Hare, Jeffs and
Macrae. There will be a practice
every afternoon this week and not
only those whose names are mentioned but all interested are requested to
turn out so that some good practice
may be had
Mr.   R.   S. Lennie  Married  at  New
Westminster, Now at Victoria.
A few days ago Mr. R. S. Lennie of
the law firm of Elliot & Lennio loft
for the coast, ostensibly on legal business. Tho following from the Victoria Colonist will be of interest to his
many friends iu Nelson :
Staying at the Driard are Mr. and
Mrs. R. S. Lennie, of Nelson, who are
enjoying a honeymoon visit to Victoria. Both the young people have
many friends here, Mr. Lennie being
the son of Rev. Robert Lennie, formerly of NewWestminster. Mrs. Lennie, whose name was until last Wednesday Miss Edith Louise Douglas, is
the second daughter of Mr. B. Douglas
of the Royal City. The wedding took
place in St. Andrew's Presbyterian
church New Westminster, on Wednesday evening, the church being very
effectively decorated with maple
leaves, palms, ferns and ivy. Mr.
James H. Lawson, jr., of Victoria, attended the groom, while the Columbian gives the following description of
the brido and bridesmaids: "The
bride wiib dressed iu a gown of white
duchess satin, trimmed with chiffon,
over which fell a pretty tulle veil, fastened with a bunch of lifelike orange
blossoms. About the neck of the bride
was a beautiful circlet of pearls and
emeralds, which with bracelets of the
same chaste workmanship, were the
gift of tho groom. Miss Stelln Douglas was charmingly attired in a dress
of pale blue China silk, and MiS3 Elise
iu cream satiu, trimmed with Valenciennes lace, both wearing rings set
with pearls and emeralds, souvenirs
from the groom."
Rov. A. E. Vert performed the wedding cereniouy, and after the wedding
supper at the residence of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie drove to
Vancouver on their way to Victoria.
After staying a short time on the
coast, Mr. and Mrs. Lennie go to Nelson, Mr. Lennie being a member of the
bar of that thriving city.
The Soo Democrat reports the discovery of a quartz vein of untold richness made by Sooites in the Yukon.
It is said that there is a million tons
of gold quartz in sight that will pan
from $100 to $4000 a ton. The stoiy of
the discovery is as follows: Two tired
men of Capt. Jay Hursley's party sat
down ou a rocky( bank and idly expressed their disappointment by pounding a rock with pieces of loose stones.
Nothing but reverses had followed
them, when lo! bofore their eyes was
disclosed a vein 2000 feet wide of unknown length nnd in a moment they
wero millionaires. There the story
Manufacturer!! of
Al.L carbonated waters.
Ilnlryon Hot Spring*  Water Aerated aad
Kuppllrtl ts tb�� Trade.
. . ��� GOING EAST
Ubo a first class line in traveling between
Minneapolis, St. Panl and Chicago, and
tbs principal towns ln Central Wisconsin
Pullman Palace Stooping and Chair Cars
Sorvico        .....
The Dining Cars are operated in the interebt t
its patrons, tho most elegant service evei
inaugurated.   Meals are served a la Carte.
To obtain flrst class sorvlco your ticket should
read via        ....
Direct connections at Chicago and MilwiuiUo.
for all Eastern points. . . .
For full information call on your nearest licke'.
agent, or write
Jas. A. Clock,        or      Jab. C. Pond,
General Agent, General Pan*. Agent
2411 Stark Street, Milwaukee, Wil
Portland. Ore.
All the newest publications at
Thomson Stationery Co.
Charles Tom, trading as Tailor and
Clothier, atthe town of Golden, in tho Province of British Columbia, has by deed dated
the flrst day of Octobor, 1898, assigned to mo
all his personal osi ate, credits and effecti which
may be seized and sold undor execution, and
all his real estate for the gonoral bonoflt of his
creditors,pursuant to the "Creditors TruBt
Deeds Act."
A meeting of the creditors will bo held at my
olilce in the said town of Golden, on Saturday,
tho 22nd day of October, at the hour of two
o'clock in thc af I ornoon, for the giving of directions with reference to tho disposal of the
All creditors are requested to forward full
particulars of their claims, duly verified, to mo
on or beforo tho fifteenth day of November.
1S08, after which dale I shall proceed to distribute tbe assets among the parties entitled
thereto, having regard only to tho claims of
which I shall then haTe had notice.
Datod at Golden. B. C, October 1st, 11-flS.
Financial Agent, Golden.
has taken over the practice of
Dr. H. E. Hall and is prepared to do all kinds of Dental
Work  by latest methods. .  .
Rrokea Hill lllock Ituker UU
To Eastern and European Points.
To  Pacific  Coast, China,   Japan
and Australia  Points.
Tourist Cars
Pass Revelstoke
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Wednesday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points
Tickets  issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To Rossland and  Main   Line point*
Uii.ilcnav Lake���KhhIii Kouli.
Stb. Kokanrk
Except Sunday. Kxcept Sunday
4   p.m.���Leaves���NKLSON���Arrivos���11   a.m
Kootenay Itiver Koute.
Stu. Nklson.
Mon., Wed., Fri. Mon,. Wed., Fri.
7 a.m.���Leaves-NELSON-Arnvos-8.80   p.m.
Makes connection at Pilot Bay with Str. Kokanee in both directions.
Steamers on their respective routes call at
principal landings in both directions and at
other points when signalled.
Trains  to nnd front Sloean 4'lty. Handon
and Sloean  Lake Points.
(Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.-Leavea-NKLSON���ArrlYes-2.20 p. m.
Ascertain Rates
and full Information   by  addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
JOHN HAMILTON, Agent, Nelson
Trav. Pass. Agent,      Dist Pass. Agent,
Nelson vanoouver
The Paper of the People.
Everybody Reads It.
The Largest Circulation.
Beat Advertising Medium.
S9tt9 *S9S9S��S��ftAefte9e9eS6SeS69696*SS9��9e9e9e��6S��969*i
of our Clothing is generally sufficient to
make a life long customer.
We don't offer our goods below cobt,
because wo have no desire to lose
money. Wo sell at prices which aro
sufficient to pay for good material and
good workmanship. The size and variety of our stock enables us to please a
customer both as to Btyle and fit. Indeed we are particular on these points.
We rather loso a sale than permit unsatisfactory garmo:its to leave the
These values cannot be surpassed.
- - J. A. GILKER - -
��~ Groceries, Crockery and Glassware.   ~%
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth Brushes,
also Good Value in Sponges.^
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. CJ
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and (ieneral Agents, Fire and
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public, Etc...
FOR SALE        .-,-- ���*������t
Corner Lot on Vernon St., with Building.    12 Lots in Blo|
<UF���Cheap.   2 Lets Cor. Josephine nnd Robson.
FOR RENT ___^��vsvc��w!��.
2 Lots and Dwelling near Cor Stanley St., on Oliservntc]
St., 812 per month. Dwelling on Silica 8t��� near Cedar ft
$20 per month.    House aud 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.
We have Two Claims on Rover Greek For Sale, cheap.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street, NELSON, B.
All  Communications relating to British Columbia busir
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
80S ;
���or. Marb ���& fenton gts.
Finest Hotel in the Interior.
Steam Heat and Electric Light in every room.
Large Sample rooms for Commercial  Travellers.    Rates Reasonable
H. D. HUME, Man At
St. Alice Natural Mineral Watei
���FROM THK���
Whose enrative qualities are known all over Canada. Many Mineral Watel
tain valuable mineral ingredients, but probably none in America, liavl
same medical value, make such a fine palatable beverage wben bottled. J
THORPE & CO., Ltd.


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