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[Daily Edition No   131.
Nelson, British Columbia. Monday,  October 10, 1898.
Ninth Yeai
The first of October we move  into the  Beer
Block, next to Jacob Dover, the Jeweller and
for the balance of September we will offer our
stock of
)ts and Shoes at Greatly Reduced Prices.
So for your pocketbook's sake don't miss this sale.
Bargains that give vou a " Glad I went there " feeling.
uord Strathcona to the London Times    ���
f'he Correspondence Semite I From What
Miss thaw Said About Yukon
Official! in the Times
Toronto,   Out..   Oct.   8.���A  special
lable   to the Evening  Telegram  from
Loudon says:   The   Times today publishes   a  letter from Lord Strathcona,
j'anadian high commissioner in   Lou-
ton, and  signed  J. G. Colmer,' refer-
ling to statements in Miss Shaw's let-
yr to the Times,   froin  the  Klondike
Ind dealing with the charges made by
liners and others against the Canad-
an officials in that far away country.
Ion OliiTord Sifton, Dominion  mirit-
liter    of  the  interior,   cabled   Lord
|trathcona an extract from the report
1 Major Walsh, farmer administrator
|f the Yukon,  and recently returned
am that  distriot, denying the state-
Heats and  adding  that the public of
ie  Yukon,   though   asked to submit
barges, failed to present a single one
zainst the officials employed  in this
������strict.   Mr.     Sifton    asked    Lord
Itrathcona to  request  the  Times   to
live publicity to Major Walsh's state-,
lent.   The Times in a foot note, says
Imt sufficient  comment  on Mr. Colter's letter is to be  found in a cable-,
sm from  Quebec  and published in
Ie Times of   the Sth  instant,   which
fated  that as a result of the letters
Iritten by Miss Shaw, the Dominion
pvernment has  decided to institute a
arching enquiry  into the charges cf
Boial   malfeasance   in    connection
ith Yukon affairs
lottawa, Oct. 8.���F. O. Wade, has
len succeeded as a member of the
lukon counoil and legal advisor to
|e commissioner, by W H. P. Cle-
ent, a well known barrister of To-
nto. Mr. Wade came out of the
ikon before Commissioner Ogilvie
j there and before he was aware that
j the duties of the crown prosecutor
Id been added to those of the new
lonoil. As a result of Mr. Wade's
Ip on the ice to Dawson last year, he
j suffering from a serious affection
I the knee. When he arrived at Ot-
va a short time ago, the minister of
interior urged him to return to
Iwson and take the new position to
fiich he had been appointed. He did
i give Mr. Sifton a definite answer
1 a day or two. On consulting his
ysician, he was ordered not to re-
1 to the Yukon for several mouths.
Wade still retains his position as
Lwn prosecutor and he will return to
Iwson in the spring to resume his
Ities, but as it was necessary to fill
J place vacated by him as legal ad-
Lor and member of the counoil, his
Lcessor is Mr. Clement.
nperor William   Has Long Had An
Eye on That Oountry.
ondon, Oot. 8.���The political side
Smperor William's  visit to Pales-
) is attracting close attention here.
.has been brought  into prominence
Ithe fact that Germany for the past
jenty years has had an eye on Asia
(nor as her part of the  spoils  when
l Ottoman collapses, Tand the   Ger-
|n  emperor,   since   the   Armenian
able, has obtained a strong foothold
fchat part of the world.   Germans
I now to  be  found  everywhere in
la Minor.
the Spectator points ont  that  Em-
Tjr William had a great idea of Ger-
lizing the Transvaal, South Brazil,
1 parts of Africa but it failed.   The
|otator ooncludes, with remarking,
nperor William's frequent  change
aind accounts for his non-sucess,
while his efforts in different directions
have aroused or are arousing the
sleeping distrust of Great Britain and
the United States."
Berlin, Oot. 8.��� An imperial council was held at the- palace on Thursday in which some of the rulers and
princes of the German states took part.
In view of the emperor's visit to Jeru-
sulem and the simultaneous absence of
his brother, Prince Henry, his majesty stipulated that should misfortune
befall him so that he oould not direct
tbe affairs of the government by telegraph, King Albretcht of Saxony
should be appointed regent.
Rougemout's Cannibal Tales are Without Foundation.
Londou, Oot. 8.���The Daily Chronicle publishes an alleged exposure of
Louis Rougemont, whose marvellous
adventures during thirty years among
Australian cannibals were related by
himself before tbe British Association
and caused a sensation. The Chronicle claims that Rougemout's real name
is Orien and that he was not born in
Paris, but in the Canton of Devand,
Switzerland, which he left as a courier for 11 well known actress, with
whom he travelled in England, Italy
and America. Instead of reaching
civilization in 1*95, after 30 years
absence, the Chronicle s.iys he haa
been living in Sydney, N. S. W., under the name at Henri Grtou. intermittently for the past 17 years and that
be hns a wife and child.
Washington Considers the
Trouble Ended.
The Prince Will Yet Play nn Important Part in European Affairs.
Paris, Oot. 8.���The Journal today
attracts attention to the abdication of
the leadership of the Imperialist party
by Prince Victor Napoleon in favor of
his brother, Prince Louisi who is in
favor at the Russian court, as being
due to the hostility of the ex-Empress
Eugene and influential Bonapartists.
The paper adds that the fortunes of
the ex-Empress and Princess Mathildo
will be left to Prince Louis, who is
colonel of the czarina's lancers in tbe
Russian army.
Britain's Negotiations With Portugal
Deferred for a Year.
'London, Oot. 8.���A despatch to the
Pall Mall Gazette from Lisbon, Portugal, says the Delagoa bay negotiations have been deferred until 1899, owing to the United States insisting upon Portugal's strict observance of
the agreement * that neither the railroad, ' the harbor nor the pubilo lands
at Lorenzo Marquez be alienated until
the Berne award is completed.
The United Statos is interested in
these proceedings on account of tbe
estate of the late Colonel MoMnrdo. an
American, being involved in the settlement of tho Delagoa bay railway dispute..
A Judgment of Chief Justioe McOoll's
Which Affects the  Mining World.
Chief Justice McColl has handed
down a decision in tbe case of Caldwell vs. Davys which is of great importance and interest to the mining
In this tbe defendant committed to
record his assessment work on the Red
Star claim in the specified time,
whereupon the plaintiff relocated it as
the Calcium, the defendant being in-
possession, and working it the whole
The case came up, before his lordship in June last, but judgment was
reserved until now, when the defendant succeeded on the ground that at
the time the claim was jumped the
defendant was in aotual occupation,
and that consequently the claim' was
not open for relocation.
A. H. McNeill appeared for the
plaintiff, and J. H. Bowes for. the
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8.���The Drunimond Tobacco company's warehouse
and manufacturing plant in this city
has been transferred to the American
Tobacco company. The price is not
given, but it is up in the millions.
In Future Minnesota Will Deal With tne
Indians Without Consulting the
War Department
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 8.���The
government haa notified Governor
Clough that it has revoked the order
putting the companies of the 11th
Minnesota volunteers at Duluth and at
St. Paul under his orders. He had
all preparations made to send the Duluth companies to the front at once
to protect the settlers and was arranging to mobilize the remaining companies at St. Paul: He supposes that
the revocation is due to General Ba
con's message saying tbat trouble was
over and that there was no more danger He added: "I shall pay no more
attention to the war department If
necessary I will issue a call for volunteers, arm them with suoh guns as I
can pick up and let the government go
to the devil. I am tired of doing business with Washington. There is too
much red tape about it. Orders are
issued one minute and revoked the
next I am not an alarmist, but it is
the safe thing to be prepared. It will
reassure the settlers and perhaps prevent an outbreak.''
Report of  Difference    Between Mr.
Morgan  and Mr. Hill.
New York, Oot a���The Herald
this ttrarning says: It ir: said there
has been a controversy between J. P.
Morgan and James J. Hill over the
management of the Northern Paoific
railway and tbat these differences were
indirectly responsible for the sharp
decline of tbe stook during the paat
few days.
While Mr. Hill is not an officer or
director of the Northern Pacific, he
has had great influence in its management and since the re-organization of
the road, his methods have been
largely followed. Mr. Hill has had
the backing of the large German interest of the Paciflo coast Those in
touch with the management intimated
a few days ago that trouble was brewing and that tbere might be developments at any time.
An Impressive Ceremony at the flew Oath-
olio Ohuroh on Hill Street���Design
of the Few Ohuroh.
A beautiful and impressive ceremony
was closed yesterday afternoon on the
occasion of the laying of the corner
stone otthe new church of Mary Immaculate at the comer of Ward aad
Mill streets by tbe Right Reverend
Bishop Dontenwili, of New Westminster. The stone was a large one,
weighing between SOO and 400 pounds,
and bn it was carved a small gilt
cross, surmounted by an inscription in
gilt letters: Oh. of Mary Imm.
Shortly after 8 o'clock his lordship
appeared arrayed in a purple cassock,
and delivered a sermon before proceeding with tbe ceremony. His address,
which was an eloquent and impressive
one, was based on the text "Unless
tbe Lord builds the city, his labor
is in vain that builds it" In the
course of the sermon, his lordship,
after touching upon the prosperity and
prospects of Nelson, went on to point
out that the material prosperity of a
community was inseparable from a
proper attention to its [spiritual duties. His lordship hoped tbat, ere
many months were passed, he would
be here again to assist at tbe dedication of the edifloe.
After the sermon a colleotion was
taken up which amounted to $68,
and then the bishop robed himself in
his cape, donned his mitre and with
his pastoral staff in his hand proceeded
to bless the stone, Holy water from a
gilt fount was tben sprinkled on the
corner of the wall, and, after more
prayers had been recited, Holy water
was sprinkled on the stone itself.
His lordship inscribed 12 crosses on
the corner stone, which was then with
some difficulty placed in position by
four men.
His lordship, accompanied by the
Rev. Father Ferlan, next made a tour
of the building, sprinkling Holy water
on the walls, rand, after the bishop
had bestowed his benediction ou those
present, the ceremony oame to an end,
and the large concourse dispersed.
The new church is designed after
tiie fashion of the Church of La Madeleine ut Paris. The architecture will
he of classic Greek design, Doric within and Ionic without It will also
have a portico of six columns 31 feet
The dimensions of the church are
00x46, the extreme length from end to
end, between the cornices, being 107
feet Tbe building will oontain three
aisles, tbe height from the floor to tiie
apex being 89 feet, and the height
above the two side aisles 19 feet.
There will also be four Ionic columns
in the interior of the ohuroh.
Provision has also been made for
a bell tower, whioh will contain a
peal of bells and nlso a clock with
four dials, whieh at night will be
illuminated by electricity. Surmounting tbe tower will be a dome of copper crowned by electric lights with
reflectors, whieh, after dark will give
the dome a golden appearance.
Upon the dome will be plaoed a figure of St Mary Immaculate, the patron saint of the ohuroh. The figure
will be 10*^ feet high.
Tbe Conference   Makes    Satisfactory
Progress, Says  Capt. Cox.
Ottawa. Oot. 8.���Captain Cox. who
is representing the interest? of the
British Columbia sealers at the conference is spending an interval at Ottawa, pending the resumption of negotiations at Washington. Speaking
of the outlook, he said: "Though
the secrets of the conference have been
carefully guarded, there] are indications that satisfactory progress towards
the desirable results are being made.
The outcome may not suit everybody
because tbe fact is sometimes lost
sight of that a compromise is the essence of productive negotiations.
Both sides must couoede something
if a treaty is to be constructed and
there may be some, disappointment,
though I do not think it will be shared
in by a large number of people if
everything is not secured that is
claimed. I should like tb express my
satisfaction with the manner in which
British Columbia representatives and
myself have been reoeived hy the British and Canadian representatives on
behalf of the sealers. They have given
careful consideration to tbe sealing
question and I am satisfied that the
disposition whioh they will make of
it, will ha acceptable, not only tp the
sealing industry, but io the country
aa a whole. Hon. Mr. Martin's mission to Quebec in no way interfered
with me and waa in no way antagon
istio to representations made by myself."
Captain Cox expressed satisfaction
with tbe appointment of Gordon Hunter as gold commissioner in the Yu
kon. Mr. Hunter, be said, is a lawyer
of ability and he has no doubt that he
will be able to discharge his duties ao
Salisbury Returns to Duty
In Bad Temper-
la being Prepared For���War Stores and
Ships to ba Senj at Onoe to
Honr Kong.
London, Oct. 8.���The Marquis of
Salisbury has returned to his duties at
the foreign office in an unusually
dogged mood, a complete antithesis of
his ordinary gentle treatment of the
offioials. He was extremely dissatisfied at the way official matters concerning China and Washoda have
been coming out. The British premier seems to realize tbat trouble is
brewing in the east, as quantities of
war stores are going to Hong Kong.
Ahout 8000 tons of ammunition were
embarked for that port today, while
the first class cruiser T-errible has
been ordered to join her sister ship
the Powerful, on tiie China station so
soon as small repairs are completed.
These cruisers are tbe largest in the
world and form a formidable addition
to Great Britain's naval force in Chinese waters.
London. Oct 8.���Disquieting news
from the Transvaal bas reached the
foreign office. It appears that President Krnger bas "oommandered" to
use the South African expression, or
in other words has commanded British
subjects in the Transvaal to join tbe
burgher foroe sent against the rebellious chief Mefeu who is preparing for
hattie on- a largo scale., *y. roads in
the Northern Transvaal are held by
armed Kaffirs and the'Boers are likely
to have a difficult task.
How a Blacksmith Became Rich and
Was Made a Lord.
London, Oot 8.���The death of Hon.
Wm. Strutt, the son and heir of Baron Belpber, and nephew of the Earl
of Dunmore, who waa found dead on
Ootober 5 in tho bath tub of hia apartments at the West End hotel, St
Louis, Missouri, has recalled the romance of the Belpher family. Tbe
first Lord Belpber was a blacksmith,
who helped Arkwright with bis-inventions. When Arkwright made his
flrst spinning frame, he found the
threads twisted. Greatly cbargrine .
he went to the blacksmith, who said
he wonld remedy the matter on condition that he received half the profits
of the invention for 10 yean. Arkwright, it is said, agreed to this, where
upon the blacksmith rubbed his hand
over one of the cylinders and coolly
said: "That's all it wants." He
bad chalked his hand and had created
a rough surface, where Arkwright had
too smooth ones.
London, Oct. 8.���Lord Curzon, of
Kedleston, the former parliamentary
secretary of the foreign office, who is
to succeed the Earl of Elgin, as viceroy
of India, and the Earl of Minto" who
succeeds the Earl of Aberdeen as governor-general of Cauda, are both Etonians. Tbey will be banquetted by
their school fellows before leaving for
their respective posts. Lord Roose-
bery, who also reoeived an eduoation
at Eton, will preside.
London, Oct 8.��� The French government has accepted the invitation
of the government of Great Britain to
convey a Preach officer from Fashoda
by way of tbe Nile, in order that it
may obtain his  report  of  recent ex-
Slorations aad of the occupation of
'ashoda. Until this report is received
nothing will be settled between the
two governments. The newspaper
polemics, however, continue with un-
abating ardor.
San Francisco, Oct. 8.���A. O. Wid-
beer, ex-treasurer of tbis oity and
county, has been convicted of embezzling $76,242 from the publio treasury.
The jury was out all night Wid-
beer will be sentenced next  Saturday.
Disturbing    Reports Reach    London
From   Balmoral.
London, Oot 8.���Letters from Balmoral refer to the unsatisfactory state
of tiie health of Queen Viotoria, Her
Majesty, it appears, is troubled with
languor and drowsiness.
Quebec, Oot 8.���Several of the high
commissioners leave today for their
homes. It is understood that there are
good prospeots of everything bnt the
reoriprocity question being settled, and
efforts are still being made to settle
that question too.
London, Oot. 8.���Three''Seventeen
knot steamships have beeo purchased
for the Canadian line between Milford
Haven and Paspebiao, Quebec, the
first sailing to be in November. Satis*
factory arrangements bave been made
for a special service on trains between
London and Milford Haven.
Remarkable Result of the Naval Conflict With Spain.
Washington, Oct. 8.���Seventeen sailors killed and 84 casualties all told,
was the total loss suffered by the
United States navy during the recent
war. The figures have just been compiled at the navy department
Shanghai, Oct. 8.���Details just reoeived here from Hankow, the treaty.
port at the month of one of the tributaries of the Yang Tse Kiang, show
that the fire whioh broke out there on
Sunday last destroyed 10,000 houses,
devastated about two miles of built up
ground and did damage to the extent
of 8,000,000 taels.
London, Oot 8.���A despatoh from
Paris to a local news agency says
that a priceless international collection
of postage stamps has been stolen,
comprising specimens of every stamp
issued for many years past by every
country in the world.
Sydney, N. 8. W., Oot. 8.���There
has been an enormous fire at Redfern,
the principal suburb of Sydney,
which has been destroyed.
New York. Oot 8.���Bar silver,
60%; Mexican dollars, 47; silver certificates, 60 to 61&
%ht JRintr.
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A few days ago, in the ordinary
course of business Tho Miner received
an advertisemennt from the T. Eaton
company of Toronto. The Miner is a
business enterprise conducted to meet
public needs and its advertising space
isjor sale to all reputable persons who
wish to use it in furtherance of their
interests, and accordingly it published
the advertisement referred to. For
doing this The Miner makes no apology, but as a local paper has taken the
matter up, hoping to score a point
against The Miner, we will give a few
lines to disoussion of the subject. In
tbe first place we do not think it is any
paper's business what class cf advertising The Miner chooses to publish,
so long as there is no offence to public
morals, but when we are told that
local merchants object to tho publication of advertisements of outside business houses, we can say to the paper
making the assertion, look at home.
But who are the merchants of Nelson who object to T. Eaton or any
other house using tho advertising columns of The Miner to secure business?
Some of theni are people who do
business year after year without spending one cent in Nelson in advertising.
Yet an occassional advertisement of
theirs is to be met with in some outside paper. Asked for a reason for not
advertising at home, they usually reply
that advertising does not pay. The
up-to-date business man knows that
advertising does pay and it is because
of judicious advertising that the great
and ably conducted business houses of
Canada are prosperous today.
The columns of The Miner have
never been used to solicit business for
the paper, yet The Miner has been a
much better paper thun the support of
Nelson merchants warrants, nnd
that is one reason why outside
enterprise seeks its advertising
columns. When the advertsing
manager of a large establishment like Eaton's, who is generally a
man who understands the value of ad
vertising, finds a daily paper like The
Miner published in a city of 4600 people
in the center of a proseprons district, but
containing less than hnlf a dozen ad
vertisemen s which come in competition with his mail order business, he
immediately sees a promising field
and he sends along an advertisement.
At the same time he sends the cash,
which saves the trouble and expense
of collecting.
If the advertisements of business
houses appearing in district papers
ahow that the places'are provided with
mercantile establishments sufficient
to cover the field, outside business
houses would hesitate nbout seeking
trade there. But when tbey examine
the locnl paper and find few advertise-
ments of business houses, whnt conclusion do they come to? That the
town or district would be a good one
to exploit. Hence it devolves upon local merchants themselves to shut out
this outside competition, to which
they so strongly object, by showing in.
the advertising columns of their local
paper that they are able to cover the
whole field. If all the merchants of
Nelson advertised in The Miner, giving prices of their goods, the public
would soon learn that, everything considered, it is cheaper to buy at home.
sibijjty of contradiction the coming of
iho Crow's Nest Pass railway to Nelson, nil rail round the end of Kootenay
lake. Interested presons, those with
whom the wish is father to the
thought, have made it their business
to spread abroad the statement that it
was tbe intention of thc Canadian Pacific railway to ignore the terms of
the contract and, instead of building
into Nelson, to divert the line to Salmo and Trail. It was scarcely worth
while contradicting this statement,
the falsity of which was plain to any
one oonversant with the facts. But
these reports were so persistently circulated, and were set forth with so
much assumed knowledge of details,
that they were likely to deceive the
public in a way injurious to the interests of this city.long regarded as the
chief interior plaoe tbe railway would
touch. Indeed, it was with a view to
tapping the Nelson district and connecting Nelson directly with the main
line that the route of the road west of
the mountains was chosen. Therefore, The Minei felt called upon to correct the statements by telegraphing to
Mr. Shaughnessy, who replied that
there was no foundation whatever for
them. When these attacks upon the
management of the Canadian Pacific,
carrying as they did imputations of
dishonest dealings with the people,
were brought to the attention of Mr.
Schreiber, tbat gentleman replied that
all arrangements had been made by
the company to come to Nelson for the
simple reason that tbe contract provided that the road should come this
way, and the payment of the subsidy
depended upon the fulfilment of
that contract. Where the subsidy was
there tbe Canadian Pacific would
build. Nothing more need be said on
the subject. The Miner has shown
conclusively that tbe misleading and
reckless reports referred to were utterly untrustworthy, and, therefore
will waste no more spnee in reference
to them.
The testimony of Sir William Vnn
Home, Mr. T. G. Shaughnessy and
Mr. Collingwood Schreiber, inspector
of railways and canals for the federal
government,   establishes beyond pos-
t5^ Real Estate aiid Insurance Agent.
For  Sale,   Cheap   For  Cash
Remington Typewriter in good order.   100 acres
fc on Kootenny Lake for sale,  with   50   tons huy
E stacked on ground.   $1,000 cash takes it.
�� The Birkbeck Investment,  Security
|j and Savings Co.
^   advance money on Improved Real Estate.     Repayable in 5 and
fe 8 years by monthly instalments.
When Mr. C. A. Gregg, of the Victoria Colonist, visited the Kootenny
n few weeks ago he was subjected to
the interviewing process with much
regularity as he journeyed through thc
country and ' he was made to say a
great mnny things he did not say.
But among the things he did say was
that Mr. Turner was practically out
of politics and was about to leave fer
the old country to be gone for an indefinite period. This statement of Mr.
Gregg's was taken up by some papers devoted to the lost cause of Turnerism and Mr. Gregg was handled
with mnch vigor as tbe disseminntor
of untruth, if not something worse.
There cnn be no doubt that when Mr.
Gregg made publio what he had
heard he was putting forth what he
believed to be true, but his critics did
not take this into consideration as a
qualifying ciroumstance and pitched
into him as one who was wilfully
spreading whnt wns false. One paper
went to the trouble of tolegraphiing
to Mr. Turner what Mr.. Gregg said
and if asked it were true. Mr. Turner,
true diplomat as be is, answered that
there wns not n word of truth in it.
To deny everything point blnnk is a
way tbat diplomats have. But it appears, after all, that what Mr. Gregg
said was true. The Vanoouver Pro
vince of Thursday last contained the
following dispatch from Victoria:
Victoria, Oot. 5.���Hon. J. H. Turner
will leave here on the 10th instant for
England via Montreal. His wife will
accompany him and they mny remnin
in the old country for a long period.
The late premier is leaving, it is
stated, on account of poor health.
His friends say that his interest in
British Columbia politics ceased with
his defeat at the polls on July 15 last,
and if he does return to the province,
will never again,enter the political
arena. ''"���"
Mr. Turner looks anything but well,
the strain of the past few months having evidently told seriously on his
This seems to be strong corroboration of Mr. Gregg's announcement
made over three weeks ago and in
view of it, Mr. Gregg is entitled to ah
apology from the organs that made the
matter grounds for attack on his veracity. Of course, no apology will be
given, but it will be amusing to see
how the papers which heaped ridicule
and abuse upou Mr. Gregg for simply
making public n fnot will now conduct themselves. It will nlso prove
interesting to hear what the same papers have to say about Mr. Turner's
leaving the country after he publicly
denied that he had any such intention.
Mr. Turner was very successful,
though perhaps unwittingly, in betraying the trust reposed in him by
the people of this province, and his
last act seems to be the betrayal of his
newspaper friends.
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 lie 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 liefore unloading, thereby causing a little delay on the pnrt
of filling orders. However, we are 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 tha Private Families
We would say thnt our stock will be the finest and most complete in B. C. in the line of Fancy Groceries, Biscusts, Bottled
nnd 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 saver. 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.
OFFICE AND YARD C. P.  R. STATION     .    .    .
A.    E.    YOUNQ,   AQENT.
Are Saving Money every day
on their Hardware Bills by
allowing us to figure with them.
Get Our Prices
Estimates Cheerfully Given,
Tel. No. 21.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
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.
Pursuant   la  '"Creditor* Iteeris Ael" umi
Aniendlug Ads.
J3I Thomas \V. Gray, of NcIboji, British Cnl-
umbia, mill owner, has, hy rtemr bearing date
the 16th day of September, A. D��� 18-8, assigned all hia pergonal estate, credits and effect* which may be seized and sold U"der execution, and all his real estate, tn Thomas Martindale Ward, of the said cily of Nelson, agent.
In trust, for the purpose of paying ratably and
proportionately  and   without   piefcrcnce or
Sriority, the rreditnrs of the said Thomas XV.
1 ray, IheirjuRt debts,
Tho said deed was executed 1 y the said
Thoiuai VV. Gray, the assignor, and
the said Thomas Martindale Ward.lhc trustee,
on the Kith day of September, A.D. 1898, and
the said trustee has undertaken llie trusts
created by the said deed.
All persons having claims agalrst the said
Thomas W. Gray are required on or before Ihe
6th day of October, A. It. 1898, to deliver to Ihe
said trustee full particulars of tho same, duly
verified by Statutory Declaration, together
with the particulars of the security, if any,
held hy thom. nnd all persons indrhtod lo the
said Thomas \V. Gray, are required to pay the
amounts due by I horn lo tho said trustee forthwith.
And notico is hereby glvon lhat after the
salrt 6th day of October, A. D. 1R98 tho trusteo
will proceed to distribute the assets among the
parties entitled thereto, having regard only
to Iho claims of whioh he shall I hen Tiavo had
notice. _
Solicitors for tho Trustee.
Dated at Nelson. B. C. this 16th day of Sep
tembor. A. D��� 1898.
Brewers of Fine Lager
. Beer and Porter.
Drop  in   and see   us.
B. C.
Orders promptly attended
to. Complete stock just
received in the latest styles.
Mrs. McLaughlin,
Valuable Hater St.reet and  other excellent property for 3ii1p.
flfltre TurnerHoeehh Block. Nelson, B. ��'.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
ens' TTfTtt?T^-r<S
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by null to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Official Directory.
Church of England���Matin lla.ni; Even
Song. 7.:'0 p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in tbe month aflcr ,
M.iiinp; on 2nd and 4th Sundays, at 8 a.m.
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. S. Akehurst, Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
Pkksbyterun Church���Services at 11 a.m. ,
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets overy Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew,
Methodist Church���Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets.   Services at 11 a m. and 7,30
J), m.; Sahbalh School, 2.30p.m.: Prayer meet-
ng on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Epworth .
League <*. K��� Tuosday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
Robson, Pastor. 1
Catholic Church���Mass at Nelson, flrst
and third Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m.; Benediction at 7.30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland,
Baptist Church ��� Services morning and
evening at 11a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; Meetings
are held in the school house. Strangers cordially welcomed.   Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.
Salvation Army���Services every evening
at 8 o'olook In barracks on Viotoria street.
Adiutant Millner in charge.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.I
M. meets second Wednesday ln each,
month.   Visiting brethren invited.
G. L. Lennox, Secretary.
^gMttfk. J- ��- ��- F- Kootonay Lodge
S B No. IB, meets every Monday night,
^^W*^ at their Hall, Kootenay Bt'eet.
Sojourning Odd Fellows oordlally Invited.
A. H. Clementa, V. G.      Fred J Squires, Secy
NELSON   LODGE No. 25, K. of P.,
KAmeeta in Castle hall, McDonald block
' Tevery second and fourth Tuesday even
Bug at 8 o'clock.   All visiting knighti
f cordially invited,
R. G. Jot, C. C.
(8201 Geo. Robs K. of R. and S.
NELSON  LODGE,   I. O. G. T.      Meets li
Castle Hall, McDonald Blook, every Monda;
evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cor
dially invited, John Telford,
Chief Templar.
J. F. Jaoobson  Sec';
SONS    OF    ENGLAND,  meet
second and fourth Wednesday
each month at K. of P. Hall, Mac
Donald Block,  cor. Vernon  an
_         Josephine streets.   ViBltlng broth
rn cordially invited.        Ernest Kino,
Chas. H. Farrow, Worthy President
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meet
lst and 3rd Wednesday in each month in th
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C D. 8. C. R.; J )
Green, C.R.: J. Furkiss, Secy.
every  Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall.    G
Williams, M,W.: W 8 Smith, Reo.-Sec; J. .-
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver an
P. M. W.
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1092 meets in the M
Donald blook every Thursday evening at
o'olook. Visiting members cordially invitei
John Toye W.M.; F. J. Bradley, R.S. THE MINER, MONDAY,  OCTOBER xo, 1898.
Sir Edward Clarke and the
Anglo-American League
H-a Believe* lhat Other Alliancon Would
Be More Serviceable To Great Brit'au
at the Present Time.
London. Oct. 8.���Sir Kdward Clarke,
the   former    solicitor-genoral,   iu    a
V'Ster which he   has written declining
an invitation to support the Plymouth
branch of the Anglo-American League
says:   With reRpect to all to Iho distill-
j guished   members of iho goneral committee, I think that suoh an organization is unnecessary   and   not  unlikely
���to be mischievous.    The fussy nctivity
) of a society   representing  ouo particu-
1 lar   view  of   foreign   affairs   is  very
seldom of  publio   benefit.    I   have always   labored to   promote   tho    most
friendly    relations    botween     Great
Britain and the United States but  we
can all do   much to   secure   peaco  between the two countries and   friendly
rivalry   by   promoting   thoir civilization   of  tho  world   without   binding
ourselves to a society for whose action
we should bo responsible, although we
could uot   control   it.    Groat   Britain
and the   Uuited States havo no  doubt
many ties of  sympathv, but   they are
two nations and not one,    Thoy  must
often have divergent  interests   and  I
prefer to be   unshackled   by  membership in a sooiety which biuds itself  to
constant co-oporatiou with tho United
States government.    Many  have probably joined simply desiring to promote
a  bettor  understanding   and  thereby
, diminish the probability  of a conflict.
' But, if this is tho object, I think that
Anglo-German,      Anglo-French    and
1 Anglo-Russian leagues aro much more
I needed.    Friendly    relations   between
[ ourselves   and  the  European   nations
[are quite   as   important   as with   the
I United   States   and   with    them   we
have   not   tlio   sentiment  of kinship,
[which   in   the   caso   of   tho    United
[ States goes  far to  allay the suspicion,
1 sootne jealousy and prevent the  peace
J of tho world from being imperilled by
Iftuy controversies   over a trifling question. . - .....
for  cash.   There   was  a also  counter
claim for the said 5 per cent.
After hearing the evidence the judgment was given in favor of the plain
tiff, and the counter claim was dismissed. Mr. R. M. Macdonald appeared for the plaintiff, and G. L. Lennox for the defense.
The third and last case was that of
the West Kootenay Butcher compauy
vs. Louis, Mr. A. M. Jonhson, counsel
for the defendant, unexpectedly produced a bill of sale which" showed that
the defendant had not violated his
contract, and the action was dismissed
on the ground of accord and satisfaction.
The court sits again this morning
at 10 a. m. in the judge's private
[Three Cases Heard���Attempt  to Prove
a Custom iu the Lumber Trade.
There were   threo   cases   bofore  his
[honor Judge Forin on Saturday  mom-
ling.    The first oaso was West <fc Emer-
Ison vs.W.F. Traves and McLeod.   Mr.
]A.   M.   Johnson   appearing   for    the
Iplaintiffs,   Mr.   W.  "A.   Galliher .for
|Traves and G. L. Lennox for McLeod.
After tho plaintiff's caso was  in W.
I A. Galiher moved   for and obtained  a
luon  suit,   as   against  the  defendant
ITraves.    On  McLeod   being   put into
|he   box,   however,      the     evidence
T-ather tended   towards   Traves' liability, aud his  honor withdrew the uou-
The judge directed that tho question of which of the defendants was
liable should .be tried subsequently, as
father complicated accounts between
lhe two had arisen. The question of
|:osts was reserved.
G. O. Buchanan vs. Robert Kerr
���vas the next case. This action arises
lut (if a lumber transaction, in wihch
louusel for the defense endeavored to
Irove the custom that in such transactions a 5 per cent discount was allowed
Officials   of  the  Merchant's Bank of
Halifax Pays a Visit to Nelson.
A distinguished party of gentlemen
connected with tho Merchants' Bank
of Halifax arrived at the Hume yesterday evening. The party, wliich is
combining business with pleasure,
havo boen making au oxteuded tour
through the provinco, having visited
Vancouver, where there are two
brandies of the bank, Victoria. Nania-
mo und thence going to Rossland by
way of Spokano. They report business as flourishing thorughout the province, aand are all well content with
the strides their bank has mnde during tho past year.'
Included in tlie party are Mr.
MoKeeii of Halifax, and Mr. Michael
Dwyer, West India merchant of the
same city, aud both directors of the
bank. With them are W. M. Bots-
ford, manager of the Vancouver
branch, and Mrs. Botsford; Mr. J. M.
Smith, manager of the Rossland
branch, Mr. John Burns, who is interested in the Klondike river boats,
and Mr. W. A. Blaok, chip owner,
both of Vancouver. Tho party escorted by Mr. L. A. Campbell, will
visit today the works of the West
Kootenay Light and Power company
at Bonnington Falls, and on Tuesday
tho party will break up, Mr. Mo-
Keen and Mr. Dwyer   returning  east.
Oondonsed News of the Happenings of the
Week In and Around Our Busy
City and Kootenay.
lout our Knives, Scissors, Razors,
Ic. are  in orcler.    Theyare  keen
tods and call for sharp talk.
TOur Cutlery Department contains
particularly  fine   assortment  of
?h   class  articles.     The  cutting
arts are made   of the   finest  steel
���id    will retain   their keenness for
I The prices are less than such high
lade articles should sell for.
importers of
|iints, Oils, Shelf Hardware,
Plumber's Supplies,
Miners' Supplies
The Cosgrovo Merrymakers, who recently played here, are.now in North-
The Rovelstoke Herald states that
Locomotivo Foreman Temple will be
transferred from that city to Nelson.
It is anticipated that tho big blast
furnace of the Hall Mines smelter will
bo blown in about the middle.of the
Tho new C. P. R. steamer now in
courso of construction nt the Nelson
ship yard will be ready for launching
iu about a week.
The contract will shortly be let for a
bridgo across Slocau river to connect
the residential portion of West Slocan
with the busiuess section of the town,
Sir William Van Home is reported
to have said at Winnipeg tbat at the
next session the Great Northern rail
way will apply for a charter to build
iuto iho Kettle river district.
The C. P. R. have arranged to make
extensive improvements at Laggan,
including the erection of a five stall
round house of stone, and the building
of new residences for tho employes.
Greenwood City has granted a third
interest in the unsold lots to the C. P.
R. and also free right of way. The
C. P. R. have accordingly undertake to mako Greenwood City their
headquarters in that section of the
The Young People's Union of the
Baptist church, the Christain Endeavor society of the Presbyterian
church and the Epworth League of the
Methodist church will hold a union
meeting iu the Methodist church on
Tuesday evening next.
The Hon. J. Fred Hume, minister
of mines, contemplates a visit to Nelson before the end of the month for
the purpose of going over the district
and getting a statement of its wants,
so that he may lay the same before the
Executive before the house meets.
Alderman Teetzel, who returned
from Rowland the other day, sustained
au accident while riding on the stuge
down to Trail which might have
proved serious. The vehicle upset
throwing its ocupants out, one of
whom got a nasty kick from the
horse. Mr. Teetzel himself escaped
without injury.
Captain Seaman of the steamer Slocan running between Roseberry and
Slocan City, will remove his family
this week to the later pli.ee. The
steamer now makes two daily trips
between the two points, leaving Slocan City at 6 o'clock in the morning
and lying there over night. Capt.
Seaman has purchased a residence at
Commencing with today Principal
Soady of the Nelson public schools will
take charge of the 4th and Sth classes.
Pupils iu those classes will find their
work ready for them when school
opens this morning. It is expected
that the new school will be ready for
opening nbout November 1. In the
meantime arrangements have been
made whereby Mrs. Pearcy takes
half the primer classes in the forenoon
and Miss O'Reilly takes the other half
in the afternoon.
John McKane of Rossland   is   stay-
i ing at the Phair.
]    Tho Earl of Ava and Mr. Gedde,registered at the Phair yesterday.
T. S. Armstrong and E. G. Warren
went out on yesterday evening's train.
Howard M. Smith has accepted a
position in Farley & Simpson's grocery store.
Fred Irvine, who is suffering from
an attack of fever is reported to be
getting along favorably.
R. S. Lennie of the firm of Elliot &
Lennie left on yesterday evening's
train for Victoria on legal business.
J H. Bowes returned on Saturday
night from Rossland, where he has
been attendiing the sitting of the supreme court.
Mr. Freeman Lake left on yesterday
evening's train for St. Johns, New
Brunswick. When Mr. Lake returns to
Nelson he will be accompanied by his
John Collins who for the past year
has been in the employ of the Thorpe
Aerated Water company at Nelson, left
yesterday evening for his home in
Among the arrivals at the Queen's
nre J. Fletcher, Nakusp; D. Darg,
Spokane; S. E. Wilson,' H. Brady and
Miss Barclay, Silverton, and A. A.
Rivers, Rossland.
Among those registered at the Hume
are H. T. Richardson, Toronto, A. T.
Noxon, Ingersoll; Mr. and Mrs. F. B.
C. Beer of Robson, and L. A. Campbell, Bonnington Falls.
Among those registered at the Phair
are R. K. Niel. Spokane; C. M. McDonald, Pembroke; M. H. .McLeod.
McLeod; J. R. McKinnon, Spokane,
and W. A. Saudernian, Montreal.
The T. A. Mills who was reported
in Saturd ay morning's paper as having left the city is not T. A. Mills,
sign writer and painter. Mr. Mills is
still doing business in Nelson and expects to remain here.
Mr. George Gurd, who recently purchased the townsite of Wardner in
East Kootenay, left on Saturday for
that place after spending a few days in
the city. Mrs. Gurd and family have
taken up tlieir residence in Nelson tor
the winter.
G. E. Melzer, manager of the Eastern Oregon Mining company of Baker
City, Oregon, is, with J. S. Burns ot
the same citv, making a tour of the
Kootenay. They express themselves
as much impressed with the mining
industry of this province. They leave
this morning for Northport to look
over the smelter there.
Applewhaite Block
Cor.#Baker and Kootenay St.
Fine Furniture & General House Furnishings
SPECIALTIES : Undertaking, Embalming, Upholstering
Picture Framing nud Repair Work.
Largest and Finest Stock in Kootenay.
\n especially large assortment of Window
Shades to choose from.    New goods arriving daily.    Roll, Flat Top and  Typewritei
Desks.    Come and inspect our  stock.
Hotels, Offices, Residences,   etc.,   fitted  throughout.    Get
our estimates.
All Work Guaranteed. Popular Prices.
H. T. Brown, publisher of the Cranbrook Herald, left for home on Saturday morning after spending a few
days in Nelson. Mr. Brown gives a
very favorable report of the outlook for
the future of Cranbrook and of the
whole of East Kootenay. The town
is growing rapidly since the advent of
the Crow's Nest Pass railway.
A mau considerably the worse for
liquor came into Tbe Miner office last
night with his eye swollen and his
face bleeding, and claimed that he had
been knocked down by one of the
members of the Salvation army. A
Miner reporter went over to the barracks to make inquiries, bnt the S.
A. people allege that the man had injured himself by falling down.
The Earl of Ava arrived in town
yesterday on his way to Kuskonook,
whither he goes today on his way
home to England. Lord Ava declined to express any opinion on the
country from a mining standpoint.
He was merely travelling for pleasure,
and knew nothing about mines.
When questioned as to the plans of the
B. A. C., Lord Ava stated that there
were no new developments, and that
nothing more ot importance will be
undertaken until the arrival of Mr.
Whittaker Wright, who is expected to
arrive from England at no distant
The Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway will sell excursion tickets to Spokane for one fare for round trip.
Tickets on sale Oct. 3rd to 15th inclusive, good returning within five
days. ! All tickets purchased on or
after Oct. 12th will be limited to the
17th. The fare for round trip from
Nelson is $9.50.
Having purchased a large job lot of Mackintoshes
and Waterproof Coats, cheap for cash, I will for
the next 30 days sell them off below wholesale
Prices. This is a rare opportunity to secure goods
at the
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 every week by trustworthy dealers, so that residents of the city and
others may be informed aa to the cost
of living in the city:
Ogilvle'R Hungarian per50lb saok.. 1 75
Lake of the Woods " 175
Snow Flake per 50 lb sack....  150
Wheat per ton  S200e.15 00
Bran per ton 2000@2200
Ground feed per ton 2600@2800
Coni(whole)      "       8800@280U
Corn (cracked)   "        S700@3000
Oats "         9000@3200
Oatmeal per 10 tbs       10��    50
Rolled oats (B Sc Kl  05
Rolled oats (B Sc K) 8m sack  10
Hay (baled) per ton  19 00@20 00
Potatoes per 100 lbs    1 00�� 1 25
Beets per lb	
Cabbage per lb	
Cauliflower per lb	
Onions per lb	
Taking Effect lit* o'cloek a. m., September
1st,  1S98. Pnellle or lMth Meridian
West Bound East Bound
First Class Time Card No 2        First Class
Passenger Sept. lst. 1898.          Passenger
Leaves Daily Stations            Arrive Daily
8,30 a. m. Kaslo                     3.30 p.m.
8.55 a. m. South Fork                 3.05 p.m.
9.15 a. m. Sproule's                   2.10 p.m.
10.00 a. m. Whitewater                2.001p.m.
10.08 a. m. Bear Lake                 1.50 p.m.
10.20 a. m. McGuigan                 1.38 p m.
10:34 a. m. Paj ne Tram              1:23 p.m.
10.35 a.m. Cody Junction               1.22 p.m.
10.15 a. m. Sandon                    1.15 p.m.
Arrive Daily Leave Daily
Mixed Mixed
Leaves Daily Stations Arrive Dally
11:00a.m. Sandon 11:59 a.m.
11:10 " Cody Junction 11:30  "
11:25  " Cody 11:35   "
Arrive Dally Leave Dally
281) G. F. ft P. A Superintendent.
Salmon (smoked) per ft	
Oysters (Olympian) per qt	
Oysters (Eastern) per tin	
Cod per lt>	
Halibut per lb	
Smelts per lb	
Farm Produce.
Egf��s per doz	
Butter (Creamery)	
Butter (Dairy)	
Cheese (Canadian)	
Cheese Swiss)	
Ham (Amerioan) per tb	
Hum (Canadian) per lb	
Bacon (American; per lb	
Bacon (Canadian) per lb.      11��
Bacon (rolled) per lb       12��
Bacon (long clear) per lb	
Shoulders per lb	
Lard per lb	
Beefperlb.        8��
Mutton per lb       10��
Veal per lb       15��
Perk per lb     121��
Bananas per doz   10��
Lemons (California) per doz  35��
Oranges (California seedlings)  10��
Melons (each)  25��
Crab apples per lb	
Tomatoes  08��
Grapes  121
Pears (Bartletts)  08
Pears (small green)  08
Plums (greengage)	
Plums  01
the strength ofthe 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 Go.
(AIMH. MTIME., M Min. Assoc. Cornwall)
Opposite Phair Hotel,
NELSON. B.C. P.O. BOX 583.
Extended experience in Chile and German
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Reports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground surveying and mine plans kept
up by contract.
First Class in every respect
Do you want a good Square meal for
Eastern Oysters
received daily
Cooked Any Style.
Y. HOSHI        .        Proprietor.
1 'TtttttTtTTtTTTTTTTTttttt
Experienced Tie Makers can get steady work
it Nakusp.   Apply immediately to
Nakusp, B. C.
MUSIC LESSONS. -On piano   organ    or
fnitar, by Mrs. W. J. AsUey, Robson street
wo doors weat of Stanley.   P. O. Box 180.
WANTED-3 flrst class solicitors at once,
none others need apply. Standard Publishing
Co,. Baker St 3 doors (rom Bank of Bl C.
Nelson, B. C.
Old papers at The Miner office.  23 cents
per hundred.
Some one took my girl away,
dressed in English clothes. Looks
like a Jap girl. Has three Chinamen with her. $200 reward for returning her to Nelson.
Kuskonook. THE MINER   MONDAY, OCTOBER io, 1898.
Great Increase In Mining
A  Large Number of New and Promising
Properties  to be Worked Du'lng
the Winter Monthe.
A representative of Tho Minor returned on Saturday afternoon from a
few dnys' trip through the Slocun.
On overy hand signs of progress aud
development, wero seen and in every
town along Slocan lake and at Sandon
an improvement in business was noticed as compared with his visit of a
tew weeks ago.
Sandon as being the hub of the Slocau and tho center of the largest mining operations of tho district is feeling the revival to a greater extent than
any of the otner towns. More men are
at the present time employed in the
mines iu the vicinity than at any
time in its previous history. Development work is being vigorously prosecuted and the shipments of high
grade ore will during the coming winter be heavier than ever beforo. Besides tbe big shipping mines referrred
to in a former article a number of
smaller properties are being vigorously
developed and will bo added to the
list of shippers. Tho business men of
the town are feeling tho effects of the
increase of trade and the presence of a
number of prominent capitalists who
are examining property with a view
to investment is an evidence that
tho rich mineral wealth of the Slocan
is attracting attention in the outside
world. Tho return of Jlr. J. M.
Harris and his expressed intention of
putting a much larger force of men at
work on the Eeoo has also had a stimulating effect. Iu the town itself a
largo amount of street and publio im-
proveinennts oro being made. Carpenter OreeK is being flumed and
Sandon will shortly be able to boast
of three streets, which, considering
the situation of the town, are fairly
adapted for business and residential
In company with John McKane of
Rossland who was escorting Mr. A.
W. Crookston, a capitalist from Glasgow, Scotland through the Slocan
looking for field for investment, the
Miner representative visited the
Payne miue and through the courtesy
of the managers was shown through
the workings. Over 100 men are employed at the mine, UO of whom are
engaged in stoping out pure galena ore
and carbonates, the balance being engaged in driving in the lower levels.
When the lower tunnel now being
driven reaches the vein, the miue will
have between three aud four milliou
dollars worth of ore in sight. The
shipments for the month of September
amounted to 1710 tons, the largest
���.nmount for u single month in the history of the mine and about GO tons aro
now being mined and shipped daily.
Mr. Orookstou, who is a milling man
< f great experience expressed himself
as greatly pleased with the outlook for
the mining industry in the Slocan and
predicts a bright future for this section of British Columbia. He left on
Saturday to investigate the hydraulic
mines on the Frasor river after which
he will visit mining properties in
which he is interested in Arizona and
California. Upon his return home he
will endeavor to interest Scottish
capital in tho Slocau district as a field
for profitable investment and to this
ond secured a largo amount of information regarding the resources of the
Other capitalists and mining experts
are examining Slocau properties and
the prospects aro that during the coming winter and next season tho district will receive greater attention
than ovor before in its history.
On tho properties in the vicinity of
New Denver a number of rich strikes
havo recently beon mado and a largo
nmount of development work is being
dono. On tho Molly Hughes, the
bond on wliich for $40,000 with 10 por
cent paid down taken by the North
West Mining Syndicate, limited, was
thrown up on September 80, work
will be started in a fow days by the
owners, Messrs. Bragdon, Cleaver,
Aveson and Sheran of New Denver
aud a strong company is now in
negotiation for its purchaso.
On tho Norwich adjoining tho
Mountain Chief, owned by Messrs.
Finch, Fielding and Cietbing a striko
of seven inchos of solid galena was
mado last week, a little distance below tho Threo Forks wagon road.
This proporty will tie worked all wiu-
tor and the lead is expected to widen
out with depth. The Anglo Saxon
group of four claims, owned by New
Denver peoplo has a strong showing of
copper and galona and will be worked
during tho winter.
At tho California*, there aie
300 sacks of ore ready for shipment as soon as packing facilities can
be arranged, Bruce White and other
mining men wero examining the
property last weok aud it is reported
that a deal for its purchaso is beiug arranged. Winter cabins aro being
erected and work in the  property will
be pushed ahead.
��� Four years ago Long aud Tucker discovered a four inch vein of galena on
tho Marion and covered it up. Recently they offered to sell their information for $800 to the owners, but
subsequently took $150. Ou Thursday
of last week another ledge with six
inches of galena was discovered about
75 feet from tbe original discovery
and running parallel to it. Tho property is being opened up and will be
worked during the winter.
Long & Tucker have a group of
threo claims adjoining the Marion and
have traced the ledge across two of
their claims.
On the Eclipse recently bonded by
H. T. Bragden for $10,000 there is a
flue showing and the property will be
worked during the winter mouths. It
is reported that the Messrs. McCunes
of the Payne are interested in the
The Bosnm mino, owned by the
North West Mining syndicate, limited, situated ono half mile from tho
lake shore between Now Denver and
Silverton shipped 120 tons of high
grade ore last month; 20 tons more
woro shipped on Saturday and there
aro 20 tons more sacked, ready for
shipment, at the mine. A force of 22
men, shortly to be increased to 40 men
are at work. The shaft is now down
00 feet, the upper tunnel in 00 feet and
the lower tunnel in 100 feet. A splendid wagon road has recently beeu completed from tho lako shore to the mine
and the cost of freighting tho oro to
the wharf for shipment is only !)0
cents per ton. The same compauy recently purchased a quarter interest in
the Condor group on Four Mile creek,
which is showing up well under development.
Other properties in the vicinity of
Silverton are looking bettor than ever
before and the prospects are that tlio
town will be a lively mining camp
during the winter. The recent strikes
of rich gold bearing quartz on Red
Mountain aro attracting considerable
attention and good results are expected
from the exhibit of ore sent to the
Spokane Fruit fair.
The Enterprise mine near the mouth
of Four Mile creek between Silverton
and Slocan City has been shipping
heavily for tho past two weeks and
sjtill has a large quantity of oro on the
('ock. An addition of 50 men will
shortly be made to the working force
at the big mine and heavy shipments
will be made during the winter
months. It is reported that tho B. A.
O, are negotiating for tho purchase
of the property.
Radical changes are promised by
those "who know" in the management of the Arlington company this
fall. With these changes, it is said
will come a vigorous pushing of that
promising property forward to one of
the big producers of the Slocan. With
ordinary business management and
the cessation of the expensive litigation whioh has hampered operations
this proporty should become a large
producer of high grade ore and add
greatly to the wealth of the Slocau.
Work ou the Joker group uear the
Molly Gibson, at the head of Kokanee
creek has boen begun by an English
company under the management of E.
Mansfield, with headquarters at Slocau City. Development work will be
carried on during the winter preparatory to the erection of machinery for
local treatment next summer should
the oro body justify it
It now seems an assured fact that
tho government will complete the
Springer cieek trail this fall which
will havo the effect of assisting materially in tho development of the properties in the vicinity.
Taken as a whole the prospects of
the Slocau country from Slocan City
north were never brighter than at the
present timo nnd the people are full of
confideuco that the rich mineral
wealth of the district will in the near
futuro be developed to such an extent
as to bring prosperity to the towns
along the lake shore.
1898       PROVINCIAL      1C38
under the direction of
By proclamation in the British Columbia Gazette of October 6, the
Ymir Gold Mines, limited, is author
ized and licensed to carry on business
within the province of British Columbia. The head office of the company
is situated in England. The amount
of the capital stock is ��200,000 divided
into 200,000 shares of ��1 each. The
head office of the company in this province is situated in Nelson and J.
Rodorick Robertson is the attorney for
t'JO compauy.
The principal objects for which the
company has been established to enter
into and carry into effect an agreement to be made with tho London &
British Columbia Goldfields, limited
for tho purchase of the Ymir Gold
Mines at Wild Horse creek, comprising four claims known as the Ymir,
Rockland, Mugwump, Golden Horn
and sundry fractions and rights ap-
bertaining thereto constituting the
Ymir group of mines. Also to carry
on such other business as is usually
dono by incorporated mining coin-
pan ios.
London, Oct. P.���Under the heading "Another triumph," the newspapers point out tbat Mr. Dawkins,
the new finance ministor of India, has
au American wife, who is a cousin of
the former ambassador. Eustis, nnd
they declare that Mrs. Dawkins will
bo a great acquisition to Calcutta aud
Simla society.
The Spectator argues from the fnet
that Mr. Dawkins is au ontirely new
man, appointed ovor the head of the
Indian civil service, that financial
difficulties are ahead.
The Royal Agricultural and Industrial
Society of British Columbia.
OCT. 5 to 13 Inclusive
- AT-
New Westminster
in conjuction with tlio
Citizen&'CiPand Yearfy Cerebration
The Premium Lisl is I he Largest
ovor offered West of Toronto.
Pyro-Spectaculnr Bombardment of  Santiago
de Cuba and Blowing up of the "Halne.
Followed by nn up-to-date Kite Wot ks Display,
which has heen speolally seem oil for P our
Nights at an enormous expense
Lacrosse and Baseball Matches, Bicycle rieet, Aquatic, Sailor and
Caledonian Sports, Promenade
Concerts, Horse Races.
Dog Show.  Open to the World.
The Finest; Bands in the Province
will provide Music.
Special t'Htes over all Railway nnd
Steamboat Lines.
No entrance fees charged '., Exhibit.
Premium Lists, Entry Forms, and
full information on application to
Chairman Col. Com. Secy. Cel. Com.
Pros. It. A. & I. ��oc.      Seey. It. A. & I. Soc.
W. 11. ICKAl'V.
EiXlUbltlon Commissioner.
A Large   Variety   below   the
Ordinary Price.
Satchels, Grips, Valises
Thomson Stationery Co.
I.IMITKD ((122
Sealed tenders, properly endorsed, will he received bv the Hon., llie Chief Commissioner of
fjiinds nnd Works up to noon of Wednesday.
the 12th instant for the erection und completion of n Land Registry Ollice nt Nelson, H. (".
Urnwiinjs, specifications nnd conditions of
tender ana contract may bo seen ut lhe olllco
of Ewart Sc Carrie, architects, Nelson.
The lowest or any tender will not necessarily
be accepted.
Government Agent,
Nelson, 11, C.
Dated Oct. 5th, 1811?.
_1_M Charles Tom, trading ns Tailor and
Clothier, at the town of Golden, in tho l'rov-
ince of British Columbia, has by deed dnted
the first dny of October, 1898, assigned to mo
all his personal cs'ate, creditsnnd effects which
may be seized and sold under execution, nnd
all his real estate for tho general benefit of his
creditors, pursunnt lo tlie " Creditors Trust
Heeds Aet."
A meeting of the creditors will bo held at my
office in the snid town of Golden, on Snturday,
tho 22nd dny of Octobor, at tho hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon, for thc giving of directions with reference to tho disposal of the
All crodilors aro requested to forward full
particulars of their claims, duly verified, lo mo
cm or before Iho fifteenth day of November
18118. after which dale I shall proceed lo distribute the assets among Ihe parlies entitled
thereto, having regard only lo Iho claims of
which 1 shall then bave had notice.
Dated at Golden. B. 0��� October 1st, 18118.
1* i* at-.eial Agent, Golden.
of our Clothing i* generally mfflolent to
make a lifo long cuntonier.
We d'-n't offer our good** below cost,
hecauso we Lave no desire to Ioko
money. We EOll al prices which are
sufficient to pay for goodfmatcrlal aud
good workmanship, 'lhe size and variety of our stock enables uy io please a
customer both as to style and fit. Indeed we arc particular on these points.
We ruther loso % sale than permit unsatisfactory garments to leave the
These Values cannot bo surpassed*
--J. A. GILKER--
CS***** S--SSS SS***? ��S*��S*i��<s��-����SSSS������*5S��*����SSeS��S����S������SS*i
Pints, Quarts and Half Gallons.
Subscrihle for The Daily Miner, it
costs you but Ono Dollar per month,
delivered at your residence.
4   BUY IT.   4
The Miner is on sale at the following news stores at five cents per
Gilbert Stanley Nelson
Thomson stationery Co Nelson
Canada llmg & Hook Co. Nelson
Hotel Hume News Stand Nelson
I��. Campbell Vmir
C. F. Nelson NewDenver
J. V. Delaney Roseberry
Slocan News Co. Slocan City
J. I. Mcintosh Silverton
Sloran News Co. Sandon
W. Parker Brooklyn
Thompson Bros. Vancouvor
Hotel Spokano Spokano
M. W. Simpson Rossland
Mi Anderson Slocan Crossing
C.W.Hill Cascade City
and   News   Agents  on  boats  and
trains out of Nelson.
Tea Pots all Sizes
Butter Crocks
Milk Pitchers t
Bowls X
Pie ancl Pudding Dishes. X
' and a Full Line of CHINA & GLASSWARE.
Complete Supply of ... .
Groceries, Summer Beverages, Etc.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Every Morning.
Special attention to Mail orders.
Kirkpatrick ml Wilson,
Baker St.      Tel. 10.
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth  Brushes,
also Ciood Value in Sponges
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and General Agents, Fire and
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public, Etc...
SALE tmrrrrymmn.
Corner Lot on Vernon St., with Building. 12 Lots in Block
44F���Cheap,   2 Lets Oor, Josephine nnd Rohson.
RENT ____x��v\\��ww��,
2 Lots and Dwelling near Cor Stanley St, on Observatory
St., $12 per month. Dwelling on Silica St,, near Cedar St.,
(20 pel'month,    House and 2 Lots, Houston St.   315 mouth.
1 and see our full list of property for sale in   "Hume"
and "A" Additions
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
e have Two Claims on Hover Creek For Sale, cheap.
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
S. S.  Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
St. Alice Natural Mineral Water
���FROM THE���
whose curative qualities nre kuown nil over Canada. Many Mineral Waters coil
tain valuable mineml iugredients, hut probably none iu America, having thj
same raedi tal value, make such a line palatable beverage when bottled.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.
#J. Harry Nickerson*
JEWELER ��� ��� ��� ���
Josephine St. Opposite Clarke Hotel
has taken over the practice of
Dr.    H.   E.   Hall and  is  prepared to do all kinds of Dental
Work   by latest methods. .  .
11 rok, 11 lllll lllock Baker St.
Manufacturers of
Halcyon Hot Springs Water Aerated ai|
Supplied to the Trade.


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