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Weekly Edition No   143.
Nelson, British Columbia. Monday Morning, October 24, 1898.
Ninth Year
We are now doing business in our
new Store in the Aberdeen Block and
extend a cordial invitation to our
many customers and friends to call
and see us. You are as welcome to
look as to trade
<*��   LILLIE BROS.   m.
Lord Rosebery on Anglo-
American Relations.
The Ex-Premier Eays That There Will be
no Surrender of the Honor Won
at Omdurman*
Perth, Scotland, Oct. 23.��� Lord
Rosebery, the liberal leader and former premier, iu reoeiving the freedom
of the city of Perth today, referred
in the most cordial terms to the good
understanding between Great Britian
and our kinsman in the United States.
Continuing, the speaker said he believed the whole history of the ill
feeling which existed was one vast
misunderstanding sinee 1776, by the
unidnuKR of one government and the
want of wisdom of another. Great
Britain had waged two wars against
the United States, in neither ot whioh
was she conspicuously successful. Bnt
throughout my lite I have uever heen
cognizant of an unfriendly feeling in
this country towards the United
Statos. On the other hand, the Americans in whose territory tbe wnrs were
fought, and with whom the recollection was most painful, have always
had a sense of abiding soreness. But
I am glad to sav that after more than
a century of misunderstanding the
United States has discovered that we
are not enemies, but friends. (Cheers.)
He conld not believe that when they
[ realize the truth of the position, they
wonld see that there was a great future
1 before the two nations going hand in
[hand, and that it was their duty,
function und destiiny to perform a
great service, not merely in 'behalf of
I other nations, but in behalf of humanity and civilization.    (Cheers.)
Lord Rosebery then referred at
I length to the Fashoda question, his re-
I marks having the same tenor as his
���previous utterances on tho same sub-
Ijeot. He said if I were a British
{minister now, no man should -rob me
(of one jot of the honor to whioh the
���great work of civilization culminating
lat Omdurman entitled Great Britain
[and Egypt. If the government does
aot feel able enough to bear the
Iweight of its laurels, I am willing to
Itako any share it may handover toi
Montreal, Oot. 33.���Lord Strathcona,
vho has been identified with the
hoard of directors of the Great North -
railway for many years, bas re-
ligned from the position. The animal meeting was held J in] St. Paul
Testerday and J. J. Hill, vioe president of the eastern Minnesota & Duluth, and sou of J. J. Hill of the
���Jortberu Paciflo, was elected in his
llace. :
[he   Russian  Foreign   Minister  Explains What is Meant.
[ London, Oot,   33. ���The Paris oorre-
ondent of the Daily   News summaries in a despatch   to  that paper the
itrlons reputed conversations between
fount Muravieff, the  Russian foreign
Minister    and     French    statesmen.
|e     represents  Count   Muravioff  as
polaring,   in  reference to the ozar's
Isoript  anent  disarmament   that  it
las useless  preaching   to   tbe great
liwers.   He  added that tbere was a
Trge  vested  industrial    interest in
lery  state   in ' the   in anuf acture of
lms-Sind explosives.   XSTermany, and
Treat Britain had gone, too far in tbat
fraction and eoald not  cease  easily,
prhaps .France conld also stop these
anufaotureij.   Russia had not gone so
Russia's    ideas;   Connt  Miira-
bff is represented as  declaring, was
i persuade the smaller  states  to di-
finsish  tbeir military    equipment.
France, Russia and any great power
adopting the czar's idea ought to support the minor states that disarm.
Russia conld not support such states
unless France co-operated with her.
Each might protect the weak powers
lying on its own frontiers by using
diplomatic influence or force, if necessary. The increased prosperity- of
the disarmed states wonld demonstrate the soundness of the ozar's idea.
The Streets   of Havana   Flooded  and
Much Damage Done.
Havana, Oct. 33.���One of the heaviest rain storms iu years fell here last
night ns a continuation of the storm of
the last three days. Every stream in
the vicinity of this city overflowed
and flooding its surroundings. The
water was over four feet deep at many
of the crossings swamping houses
and stores and damaging goods, furniture and other property. The fire brigade was called out and any sick and
aged people were carried to places of
safety. The trafflo was delayed on
the railroads ont of the city. The
slaughter house and paddocks were entirely submerged. Many bulls succeeded in escaping and ran loose
through the streets of the city, adding
to the panic prevailing.
Action   Aganist  Him   For    Illegally
Holding His Seat.
Montreal, Oct. 32.��� Action has been
entered at Sorel against A. A. Brun-
eau, M. P. for Richelien, charging
him with having illegally occupied his
seat in parliament after having formally resigned in a message to tbe
speaker of the House of Commons. It
will be remembered that Brnneau
sent a letter to Speaker Edgar resigning his seat for Richeliep. but it was
alleged at the time thnt the letter waa
secured and returned to Brnneau before the document reached the hands of
the speaker. The case will, of
course, hang upon the rightful ownership of a letter after it had left the
hands of the sender. The law provides
tbat a man wbo sits in the House of
Commmons without proper qualification shall be liable to a fine of $160 for
eaoh and every day on which he  sits. ���
Everything   Went   Smoothly���Presentation to Mrs- Troup���The
of Enthusiasm.
Punctually at 2 o' clock on Saturday
afternoon the 0. P. R. steamer Kokanee left the city wharf bound for the
Nelson shipyards. Her decks were
crowded with sightseers, anxious to
witness the launching of the Moyie,
the new O. P. R. steamer which will
ply between here and Kootenay landing in connection with the Crow's
Nest Pass railway. Besides those on
the boat a large numbor of people, a
couple of hundred at least, walked
down the C. P. R. track to watch the
annching from the shore. The train
from the Sloonu, due at 3:30 p. m.
pulled up opposite the scene of action,
and the passengers watched the proceedings with great, interest.
Before the launch began an interesting episode occurred, which oame as a
surprise to most of those present The
signal to start was momentarily expected, wheu Chief Engineer Sproat
oame np and with a few well ohosen
words presented Mrs. Troup with a
handsome silver oake basket on behalf
of those engaged in tbe construction
of the boat, as a souvenir of the occasion and as a token of their appreciation of the kindly interest evinced by
her and her husband Capain Troup.
This ceremony over, the order
"stand by your axes," wos given,
Mrs. Troup broke a bottle of chain
pagne over the bows in tho most approved fashion, the ropes were cut,
the newly christened Mpyie slid" rapidly and safely dowii the ways, and,
in much less time than it takes to
write it, she was' floating gracefully
on the water with ber steam up, and
everything ready for her trial trip.
The launch, though a perfect success
from every point of view, was not devoid of humorous incidents.   For instance, one enthusiastic individual on
> the upper deck  forgot  in   the excite
ment to hold on to anything, the consequence being that when the Ship
started he lost his balance and made
an involuntary but rapid descent of
the gangway, finishing his cheers on
his back on the lower deck in a state
of considerable mental bewilderment
and perturbation.
When the Moyie arrived in the water
she was greeted by cheers of the onlookers and vociferous toolings of the
Kokanee and tbe locomotive to which
sbe responded in the accepted manner.
Captain Troup was nt the wheel
and, after circling round, the Moyie
returned td the shore accompanied by
the Kokanee. The latter .boat then returned to Nelson, whither the Moyie
also went shortly afterwards, piloted
bv Captain Troup, tbe International
saluting her as she came in.
About nn honr afterwards the steamer
made a trial run up to Five Mile
point and gave every satisfaction to
those in charge of ber. She is not
quite so fast as the Kokanee, bnt can
make her 16 knots an hour. She is of
light draught, drawing not quite two
feet of water. Her hull is steel plated,
and her engines are np to date in every
respect. A special feature when the interior fittings are completed, will be a
large and particularly handsome dining saloon, which, unlike that of the
Kokanee, runs almost the! entire
breadth of the ship, there being no
staterooms at the side.
There was, as before stated, a large
concourse of spectators, including a
large number of 0. P. R. officials,
among whom were Captain Troup,
F. Peters, Captain Moe, Captain McMorris, H. E. Conner, W. F. Anderson, O. H. Crandon, H. E. Beasley,
Frank Moore, John Hamilton, R. W.
Drew, F. T. Patterson and F. Geddes.
Among the Indies present there were
noticed Mrs. Tronp, Mrs. Peters, Miss
Barrio, Mrs. McMorris, Mrs. Lang-
ford, Mrs. Holt and Mrs. Anderson.
Toronto, Oot. 22.���Several election
petition motions were disposed of at
Osgoode hall this morning. In east
Northumberland, where a claim to the
seat by the defeated conservative candidate, Dr. Willoughby, had caused
serious charges to be preferred against
him by the liberal member, the
claim is abandoned and tbe charges
arc droppod.
The motion to commit Henry Eilber,
conservative member for south Huron, for failing to appear for examination came up before Judge Osier.
He ordered Eilber to appear at his
own expense next time be is summoned.
The West Huron protest is to be
dropped and the present liberal M. P.,
P. J. Garrow, who was elected by the
casting vote of the returning officer,
will resign his seat. Beck the defeated conservative candidate, claimed
this seat and will abandon the claim,
the cross petition against bim being
dropped. It is doubtful if Garrow will
run again, however, for the liberals,
as he is said to be anxious to run for
the Dominion honse for the same constituency, which has been vacant since
the lato M. O. Cameron was appointed
Lieutenant governor of the North
West Territory.
Belleville. Ont., Oct. 22.���It is
announced here tbat W. J. Allan, conservative member of the legislature
for North Hastings, a protest against
whose election was to have been tried
on November 14, has decided to admit
bribery by agents and vacate  the seat.
St. Johns, Nfld., Oct. 22.���Fears are
entertained for tne safety of the Moravian mission steamer Washington
which has been collecting products
from the mission stations among the
Labrador Esquimaux. When last
heard from nearly a fortnight ago,,
she was reported as disabled and making her way towards St. John's for
repairs. It is feared she foundered
in the recent gales on the northern
coast. The British steamer Ingram,
Captain Stevenson, from Swansea for
Tilt Cove with cargo of copper, is also
Pretoria, Transvaal, Oct. 22.���The
Mugate Kaffirs have been repulsed by
the force of Burghers sent against
them. The Burghers chased them into the mountains, killing several of
the natives. Tho Burgher artillery
did good execution and the Transvaal
forces suffered no loss. The fact that
the natives attacked the Burghers is
regarded as a declaration of war.
San Franoisco, Oct. 23..-!-The transport steamer Rio de Janeiro today arrived from Manila with 140 sick and
24 discharged soldiers on board. Seven
men died on the trip over.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 22.���In' a
football game this afternoon between
Minneapolis and Ames, Capt. Colo.of
Minneapolis, had his skull fractured
and is now in a  precarious condition.
New York, Oct. 23.���Bar silver,
60% ; Mexican dollars, 47 silver certifi-
caes, 60 to 61.
The  Temper of  the   People   is
Against Any Compromise on
the Fashoda Question.
There Never Was a Time in the History of the Two
Countries When War Was so Imminent as
it is Now���"Everything Ready" is
the Report From the
Royal  Navy.
London, Oct. 32.���Never since Great
Britain and France began to dipute
over Egypt, nor during tbe most acute
stage of the Niger differences between these two countries, has the situation looked so ominous as today.
In fact, the hope expressed in the
sober journals of both countries is that
the matter wonld be amicably arranged. It is a fact that the French
naval and military authorities are
making feverish preparations for wnr,
and thongh calm reigni at the British dockyards dt' Portsmouth, UiiAl-
ham and Devenport, it is only the
calm of preparedness and significant orders have been arriving -there from
the admiralty indicating the belief
that Great Britain and France are on
the brink of war.
As Mr. Blowitz, the Paris correspondent of the London Times, writes
today, never before has there been
witnessed sneh a state of fever as is
now prevailing in Great Britain or
so great an exaltation of public feeling over a matter of foreign policy,
while, on her side, France is promptly
and rapidly without looking forward
or backward, preparing to fight any
power provoking her. The French
statesmen, however, still cling to the
hope that the Marquis of Salisbury
will offer some exchange which will
enable tbem to retire from Fashoda,
without apparent sacrifice of dignity. This hope is based on a conversation between Lord Salisbury and
Baron de Courcel, the French ambassador at Loudon, which figures in a
most important despatch in the yellow
book, which the French government
will issue tomorrow.
"It is learned by the Associated Press
that Baron de Courcel, in this despatch, says that Lord Salisbury,
during the conversation referred to
asked him what were the desires of
Franoe in the Sondan, to which the
Baron replied that France wished
for an outlet on the Upper Nile.
Lord Salisbury then responded that he
conld not promise anything and must
consult with his colleagues on such
a matter. Frenchmen from this attitude say the British premier is willing < to discuss the French claims
and they even talk of negotiations
being in progress. The English newspapers, however, vigorously combat
this impression, and warn France not
to be led away by such illusions. They
declare that the evacuation of Fashoda
must precede anything else.
"The Times today referring to the
Fashoda question, says: "It is not,
we who are trying to humiliate
France, it is France tbat seeks to put
a great humiliation upon ub. We have
beaten the Khalifa and we have effectively occupied the provinces ho used
to rule. We are uow asked to clear ont
at the orders of an exploring party
of nine Frenchmen, who owe their
escape from destruction to pur military success, or, if we are kindly permitted not to clear out, we are to pay
compensation for what we have wrested from the khalifa. This is not a
thing'we can consent to discuss upon
any such high handed summons. We
are there, in effective occupation, and
there we intend to mmSm.""
Punch hits off.'tjfft pdpujar feeliijg in
this matter in .a", cawpoii. representing
John Bull being pestered by a French
organ grinder outside his doorstep. Mie organ is labelled" Fashoda" and a monkey iu a French military uniform is sitting on the organ
screaming and beating a tiny drum.
The organ grinder asks: '' What yoti
give me if I go way?" and Jobn Bull
answers: "I'll give you something if
you don't 1"
The French naval preparations  were
at first declared to be mere routine arrangements, but they are admitted to
be directed against Great Biitain. The
minister of marine, Mr. Lockroy,
is despatching orders to all the naval
stations along tbe coast, and he is
now reoeiving reply ns to their condition. The French dockyards and arsenals are working at full pressure,
hurriedly preparing warships and tor.
pedo boats for active service.
On the British side a feeling of
absolute self-confidence   is   displayed.
"Everything ready" is the burden
of all the statements from naval quarters. In fact, the Bri'ish navy has
practically be-iu du u- war footing for
a year past, and an authoritative pronouncement to this effect has come
from the secretary of the admiralty. As far ns the navy,
is concerned, the ships, officers and
general administration are now ready
to meet the wishes of the couutry.
A prominent dockyard official in an
interview declared that the circumstances of the present crisis had been
fully provided for in the mobilization
scheme. He added that the British
naval authorities had all their ships
ready and could commission a squadron of cruisers and have them off the
French coast in less thun 24 hours.
This official also pointed out that
it was not ior nothing that the British
naval manoeuvers wore pnt off this
year. He added that the British ships
this moment have a larger supply of
coal on board and larger stock of provisions than ever been   known before.
The British admiralty list shows
that nine battleships and 11 fast cruisers are lying in the Mediterranean,
while the British channel squadron,
which was last reported off Villagarca
Spain, consisting of eight battleships
and five cruisers, constitutes one of
the most modern and powerful homogeneous fleets of warships afloat.
Telegrams from Balmoral indicate
that Queon Victoria is following the
trend of events with considerable
chagrin. Her aversion to war in the
declining years of her reign is well
known and is an appreciable factor in
the situation. ��
The Austrian and German papers are
closely watching tho dispute between
Great Britain aud France and while
they express the hopo that it will not
end in war, the general feeling is that
the French position is untenable and
that Great Britain is entitled to reap
the fruits of victory.
Cairo, Oct. 23.���General Kitchener,
sirdar of the Egyptian army,who commanded tho successful Auglo-Egyptaiu
expedition to the Soudan, and Captain
Baratier, who brought Major March-
and's report to the French government
from Fashoda, sailed yesterday from
Alexandria for Marseilles on tho samo
The Figures Not All in And   the   Actual Majorities Yet Uncertain.
Ottawa, Out. 22.���The clerk of the
crown in chancery has received all
the plebiscite returns from the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba., New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P. E.
I. From Quebec all the returns have
been received except from the electorate district of Compton, Richelieu and
Gaspe. When these three constituencies have been heard from they will
add betweeu two aud three thousand
to the Quebec figures against prohibition. There aro scarcely any returns
from British Columbia and the North
West Territories. Therefore, while it
is known that* there will be a majority
for prohibiten in both places, it is
mere conjecture as to what the majority thero will be. THE MINER, 'M6NBAV. OCTOBER *4.
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Mr. Turner has left for England.    A
month   ngo  when   it was  announced
thnt he intended to go away his newspaper friends vehemently asserted that
the statement was a falsehood  and the
ex-premier himself  affirmed in a telegram  that the   report  was    entirely
���Without foundation.   Yet at the  very
time wben   Mr. Turner composed  the
telegram he was making preparations
for departure.    However, Mr.   Turner
is gone nnd is not likely to  returu for
some    time,   but    before   going    he
stopped   long   enough at Winnipeg   to
have a parting shot at his   opponents.
It is remarkarble tliat  Col. Baker.got
to the same   distance   when he  made
terrifying  threats of  overturning the
new government  by an appeal to  the
Dominion   ministry.    Then   he disappeared into   the misty east.   Mr, Turner did   not  make  any threats.   He
merely announced thnt the case of the
new government was hopeless, that tbey
had not a majority of the House, that
they could secure this ouly  by giving
the speakership to an oppositionist, and
that it was only the knowledge of their
own weakness that made   tbem   spare
the  innocent,   that is,   refrain  from
summary decollation of   the offensive
partizans who   hold  office.       The in
ference to be drawn   from   what  Mr.
Turner said is that   the   Semlin   government are trembling  in their shoes,
dreading to meet the house and afraid
to  go to tbe   couutry, and ho  created
the belief that he   was going away   to
escape the ruin  about   to   overwhelm
the  proviuce. The astonishing part of
. it is that Mr. Turuer should, in   view
of the altogether hopeless state  of  the
government, see fit to   take his departure, when by staying  he hud  merely
to wait the call  of   a   grateful  p nple
summoning him back to office.   Under
the circumstances it was a cruel thing
for   him   to dosert   the province  .lust
when it was beginning to realize lhat
without him  at the head of affairs its
case was  desparate.   It   was  nothing
less than a real   mean  action   on   his
part.   He  is   the only   man who can
save the people.   Yet he  flees   off to
England, to wnit in  safety   the  crash
of catastrophe,   regardless  of  the   injury it  may   work    to  thousands  of
nnoffeusive  beings  whose ouly  fault
was that they   voted   for  the  Semlin
government  believing   it wns a good
make    the    Yukon    pay    for    the
Yukon.     The    government    was   in
no    way    bound     to    throw     open
these   most   valuable   plaoer *elds   to
whoever   svished   to  stake them.   It
would   have   been   justified in reserving tbem as public  property and  selling them to the  highest   bidder when
their great value became fully known,
by which   it could have secured many
millions   of   dollars   for    the    publio
treasury.   Instead    of    doing    this,
which it had   a   perfect   right   to do,
the government threw   open the country to all comers   without  distinction
of nationality and permitted  everyone
who found a claim to own it and work
it for   his own   benefit   after  be   had
complied with   certain -simple regulations.    Men   who  own   claims in the
Yukon may   consider   themselves   extremely fortunate that they  can   hold
them at suoh a small impost as the royalty    levies.   The    government    has
nothing to do with   what   it   costs a
man to reach the Yukon or the cost of
living when he gets there.   But it has a
right, to   regard   the value  of  claims
and to say   to   the   owners,   wbo get
tbem   gratuitously,   how   much   they
shall pay for the   privilege   of   working them.    And  in   this   view   it  is
hoped   that   tho   administration  will
not only   retain   the   royally, but increase   it   so   that   it  may  meet all
the cost of governing the region.
: Real estate and Insurance Agent. : :
��       Four Roomed House on Observatory St.    $15 per month.        ;
\ The Birkbeck Investment,  Security \
\ and Savings Co.
E   advance money on Improved Real Estate.     Repayable in. 5 and
\ 8 years by monthly instalments.
In an otLer column will be founil a
referen ce to a new railway project
which should satisfy the Rossland
Minor that the Salmon region will not
be railwayless. A compauy has been
formed to bnild a railway from Trail
to the western slope of the Salmon
mountains which will'make a large
mining section tributary to Trail and
to Rossland. The company is composed of men of high character, their
proposal is a good one and will have
the approval of the O. P. R. before
the local house. The gentlemen forming tbe company are wished full sue
cess in their undertaking.
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 iu the lino 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 oh the part
of filling orders. However, Me are pleased to say that the goods ure all in our
warehouse now and next week we will have theni on our shelves, disposable
at the same low prices as have always prevailed here and brought our name so
prominently before the careful buyer.
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 living in the city:
Ogllvie's Hungarian per SO lb aack.
Lake of the Woods
Snow Flake per SO lb sack	
Wheat per ton 32 00334 00
Bran perton M00O2200
Ground teed per ton 28 00iie28 (JO
Corn (whole)      "        26(KK<t28 00
Corn (cracked)   "          27 <XK<*<30 00
Oats "        30 IKX.232 00
Oatmeal per 10 lbs       10��    60
Rolled oats (B Sc Kl  05
Rolled oats (B & K) 8Bi sack  40
Hay (baled) por ton.  lt 00��20 00
Potatoes per 100 lbs    1
Beets per lb	
Cabbnge per lb	
Cauliflower per lb	
Salmon (smoked) per lb	
Oysters (Olympian) por qt	
I 1 -Hi
12J(*     IS
Oysters (Eastern) per tin.
."lod per lb.
Halibut per Si      12k'
08 ,
To the Private Families
We would say that onr 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 onr 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.
Smelts per Si
Farm Produce.
Eggs per doz  25
Butter (Creamery)  25@
Batter (Dairy)  20@
Cheese ("Canadian)  13��
Cheese, Swiss)  20��    30
Ham (American) per Si  IS
Hun) (Canadian) per Si  16
Huron (American; per Ih  15
Bacon (Canadian) por lb       um    16
Bacon (rolled) per lb       12J@   16
Huron (long clear) per lb	
Shoulders per lb	
Jjird per lb  	
Beef per lb         S��
Mutton per lb       10@
Venlperlb       16��
Perk per lb     12J��
A local paper gravely announces tbe
birth of a child in this city two
weeks old. This extraordinary occurrence shows the phenomenal fecundity of this neighborhood. The
ozone in the ntmosphero is believed to
have something to do with it, but
scientists aver that it is enitrely due to
the altitude. After awhile, when
this grand province gets a good start
and shakes off the inertia that now
restricts its powers, children will be
born here big enough to vote.
The Victoria Colonist continues to
complain about the hardship the
royalty imposes ou Yukon miners.
We doubt whether there is so much
opposition to the royalty as the Colonist says, and it is safe to assume
that the Colonist espouses the cause
of the miners not that it has any partioular regard for their welfare, but
because tho alleged grievances reflect
upon the government responsible for
the regulations. If there is one thing
in connection with the administration of the Yukon more deserving of
commendation than nnothcr it is the
intimation of the minister of the
Interior, made a year ago, that it was
the intention   of   the  government   to
The despatches that came in on Saturday night reported Great Britain
und Prance on the verge of war over
the Fashoda affair. Angry at the
firm attitude of Great Britain, which
the Prenoh regard as offensive obstinacy meant'to arouse their anger, the
latter, reckless of all consequences,
seem bent upon submitting the question to the decision of battle. The
better feeling in France is against
war over so trivial an incident, but
the military nre in the ascendent
uud the belief is that they intend to
precipitate hostilities with England,
so that the disgraceful conduct of
certain military leoders and publie
men leiigued with them in the Dreyfus
scandal muy be obscured and overlooked in the great distradtion which
war must create. It is an alternative
of desperate men and tbe heads of the
army in France seem determined to
take it. For months past they have
been quielly getting the army iuto
readiness and they have beeu bringing
regiment after regiment into Paris on
the plea that the strike there demanded tho presence of the military as n
measure oE public safety. It was inferred from this thnt the army hnd designs against the republic, bnt it is
evident that the army culprits see a
readier way to create the much desired diversion in their favor by bringing about war with Great Britain,
which, judging from the tone of the
French press, would be popular.   JJJJ
There is only one way  that this calamity oan be averted   and that is by
France complying with   the request of
Great Britain to vacate   territory that
has been redeemed from   barbarism by
the combined   British   and  Egyptaiu
forces at heavy cost in life and money.
The   British   nation,   judging by the I
utterances of prominent publie men in j
England and the opinions of the Times
aud othor London journals, would  not
endure any weakness of  the  ministry \
in this matter, but will insist on  the
absolute   withdrawal  of   tho French
from the Nile region,   and   if this can '
not be done peaceably   then they must j
be forcibly expelled,   no matter   what
the cost.   The blood of the  British  is ,
up und thoy nre very   dangerous when |
they are that way.
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.
Bananas per doz.  40��
Lemons il'iil i f oni in) per dox  35��
Oranges (California seedlings)  10��
Melons (each)  25��
Crab apples per lb	
Tomatoes.  08��
Grapes  12J
Pears (Bartlotts)  08
Pears (small green)  06
Plums (greengage)	
Plums  04
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see   us.
A.    E.    YOUNG,   AGENT.
Stewart's Heaters
A carload of Coal Heaters direct from
the Factory   arrived  on Friday.
B. C.
meets every Mo
Rer. R. Frevi
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.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
George Curtis, nn elderly man,
who for yenrs was' a resident of the
Slocnn oountry, but who for, the past
two years has lived at Grand Forks
was killed nenr Edwards, 10 miles
from Grand Porks, last week, while
driving a stage to Cascade city. He
was drivine quietly along nntil he
came to the foot of the hill at Edward's  ferry   where  his   horses sud-
dt"la^e^rfeiijerwHhhSea��tT w Sandon. Three Porks, New Denver and Slocan Oity.
against   a  rock fracturing   his  skull, '
from the effects of wliich he died in n Order* by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
few hours. I 680
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Official Directory.
Chuuch ok England���Matin 11a.m.; Evol
Song, 7.l'0 p.m. evory Sundny. Holy Commun
inn nn 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month afte
Mulinn; on 2nd and ith Sundays, at 8 a.m
Sunday School at 2.30 p.ni. Rev. H. S. Ako
hurst. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
1'llKSHYTKKIAN I'll URCH���Services lit. 11 a.Ill
and 7.30   p.m.    Sunday School at 2.30 p.m
Prayer meeting Thursday
Christian Endeavor Societ;
day  evening   at 8  o'olocl
Methodist Church���Corner Silica an
Jowphine Streets.   Services at 11 a.m. and 7,
fi. m. ; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer mee
ngon Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Epwort
League C. K��� Tueidny at 8 a.m. Rev. Job
Robson. Paslor.
Catholic Church-Moss at Nelson, Art
nnd third Sunday at 8 and 10.00 n.m.; Ilonedi
tion at 7 30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Forlan
Hai'Tiht Church ��� Services morning a;
ovening at 11 o.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer mee
ing Wednesday evening at 8 ii.in.; Meotin
are held in the school house. Strangers con
ally welcomed.   Rev. 6. R. Welch, Pastor,
Salvation Army���Services every evonii
at 8 o'clock ln barracks on Victoria strei
Adjutant Millner in charge
NEl,SON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. tc
M. meets second Wednesday ln ea
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.
G. L. Lennox, Secretary
I. O. O. F. Kootenay Lod
No. 16, meets every Monday nig
at  theli Hall, Kootenay st'c
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
A. H. Clements, N. G.   '  Fred J Squires, Sei
NELSON   LODGE  No. 23, K. of '
Ameets in Castle hall, McDonald bl|
iqovery second and fourth Tuesday ev
ing at 8 o'clock.   All visiting knlg
cordially invited,
R. G. Jot, C. C.   ���
Geo. Ross K. of R. and t
NELSON  LODGE,   I. O. G. T.     MeeU
Castle Hall, McDonald Blook, every Mon
evening at 8 o'olock.   Visiting Templarsl
dinlly invitod, John TelkordJ
Chief Tempi*
J. F. Jacobson
second and fourth Wednesdd
each month at K. of P. Hall,j
rn   Donald Block,   oor. Vernon
s^sgs    Josephine streets.   Visiting ba
rn cordially invited.        Ernest Kino, j
Chas. H. Farrow, Worthy Presld
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in'
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, O. D. 8. C. R.;
Green, C.R.: J. Purkise, Scoy.
every Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall.
Williams, M.W.: W 8 Smith, Reo.-8eo.; j
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Received
P. M. VV.
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1602 meets in thd
Donald block every Thursday evening]
o'olock. Visiting members cordially lair
John Tore W.M.; F. J. Bradley, U.S.      j ���MM
������ ���������--   .r--���-���-������-���>- ������
Peace  Negotiations   Make
Little Progress.
Spaniards Hold That the United States in
Aooepting Sovereignty Must
Assume Obligations.
Paris, Oot. 22.���Le Tempi, this
evening deals editorially with the
work of the Spanish and Amerioan
poace commissions, remarking that
although little progress has thus fnr
boon made in tho negotiations, hoth
sides hove the best intentions. No
Spaniard desires a renewal of hostilities, and no American hos the purpose
to ornsh the vanquished adversary.
Le Temps then cites the methods of
written interchanges between tbe commission as the cause of the slow progress nnd says it is very evident that
such procedure has been adopted to
retard and complicate the progress of
the negotiations, such n system of
monologues instead of dialogues requiring illimitable time, labor and
good humor. Le Temps continuing,
remarks that the present cumbersome
methods employed here mark a return to those of the interminable con-
gross of Munster, which after eight
years produced the treaty of Westphalia, and Le Temps regards as very
curious tlie fact that the modern republic of the United . States has assisted
in thnt species of archaeological resur-
ection. The paper then recites lengthily the Spanish contention regarding
the Cuban debt in terms so exact as
to indicate the Spaniards as the source
of information. Spain claims that
there cannot be nn interregnum of sovereignty, that from the moment
Spain abandons Ouba it passes ipso facto ond necessarily to the United States,
and that the United Suites cannot repudiate either its prerogative or its
' obligation.
Paris, Oct 22.���The United States
peace commission held two sittings
today to consider tbe voluminous communication presented yesterday by the
Spanish commissioners. This new
proposition of the Spaniards looks
like a compromise betweeu the refusal
of the Americans to assume any of the
Cnban debt nnd the Spanish holding
that the United States should assume it wholly. The terms of yesterday's proposal are obviously unknown
save to the commissioners, The American commissioners will reply to the
commission at Monday's joint session
nnd an extended argument will then
. follow nnd will carry the mntter pos-
* sibly 6ver to another meeting.
Frank Cutler who was formerly   interested in tlio   Headman   group   now
I consolidated with the Noble  Five  has
retnrned to Spoknne from n trip to the
I Yukon.    He  expects  to return to   the
Slocan country shortly to look after his
I mining   interests   there.    Mr.   Cutler
I stated that he had travelled many hun-
I'dred miles on the head waters   of the
[Yukon  but  did not find anything  to
��� suit him.    He   thinks   the  country is
[very much over-rated  and most of the
I valuable placer grounds   are   taken np
I and held by-speculators.
FOR RENT���The dining room and
Ibedroonis of hotol, all well furnished.
IGood opportunity for an experienced
Iparty.   Apply at The Miner Office.
f hen Her Heart is Set on It
1 woman is sure to obtain just what
|he wants.
The Perfection Cook Stove which is
[ur leader this season, is just the one
lo delight the good housekeeper.
I Its construction is perfect. It pro-
luces the greatest amount bf heat
l-om the smallest quantity of fuel and
liere are few parts liable to break or
let out of order. It is one of the best
loves oh the market at the price.
importers of
faints, Oils, Shelf Hardware,
Plumber's Supplies,
Miners' Supplies
Condensed News ofthe Happenings of the
Week Jo and Around  Onr Busy
City and  Kootenay.
The Hall Mines company are about
to install an electric plant nt thc Silver King mine.
The dance ut the Grand Central on
Saturday night was well attended and
was in every way a success.
J. A. McGregor, provincial inspec
tor of mines, is inspecting mining
properties in the Lillooet district.
A new floor has been put in the
meat store of P. Burns & Co., and the
building is being otherwise improved.
The Rossland Rugby football players
are practicing regularly in anticipation of the match against Nelson next
On Saturday Ed. Murphy wus fined
the costs of the court, $2.25, by Police
Magistrate Crease for being drunk
and swearing ou Baker street.
Wong Sang will appear before Police Magistrate Crease tomorrow afternoon to answer to the charge of infringing tho municipal sanitary regulations.
Joseph Winchester leaves this morning on the steamer Nelson with a
gang of mosons to work on the coking
ovens at Fernie, for the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal company.
Notice is given in the B. O. Gazette
by Gold Commissioner Dennis that all
placer claims and leaseholds legally
held in the Nelson Mining division,
may be laid over until  June  lst 1899.
Aj au example of the increaase
iu value of Baker street property, a
party in the city, who a year ago paid
-f4,500 for a lot and building was last
week offered $7000 for the same property.
Atten tion is drawn to the advertisement of Hebden & Hebden, hardware
merchants, and plumbers, which
appears in this issue. The firm are
now established iu their new brick
store on Baker street, west.
A number of tenders were received
on Saturday for the erection of the
new blook for the Hudson's Bay company on the corner of Stanley and Baker streets and will be forwarded to
the head office at Winnipeg.
A. Devitt express auditor of the C.
P. R. leaves on the Nelson this morning for Kukonook. Mr. Devitt will
inspect the various points along the
Crow's Nest Pass railway with a view
to establishing express offices.   .
There was a practice game of football on tne recreation grounds on Saturday afternpon, and there will, be
another this afternoon at the same
place. It is earnestly requested that
all players will moke a point of attending.
The Rev. W C. Rose of Nova Scotio,
on able young minister from Acadia
University will arrive in Nelson on
November 4, to take charge of the
Baptist church. He comes well recommended and highly thought of by
the home mission board.
It is now several weeks since lenders
for the fitting up of the South Kootenay Rifles' armory were sent to headquarters as directed, but nothing further has been heard of them, neither
has anything been heard about the
long promised rifles and nniforms.
G. C. Hin ton, of G. C. Hinton &
Co. of Victoria, and representing the
Royal Electrio company of Montreal,
is in town from Rossland where he
succeeded in securing the contract for
the supply of the new electrio plant
for the Iron Mask mine near that
The windows of Lillie Bros, shoe
store present a very attractive appear;
ance, the ladies of the Roman Catholic church having decorated them
with some very handsome specimens
of tho goods which will be for sale at
tbe bazaar. The window is qnite an
attraction for passers by on Baker
The funeral of the late Miss Maggie
McEachern, who died on Friday evening at her brother's residence, Vernon
street, of consumption, took place at
2 o'olock yesterday afternoon, to the
new cemetery. Rev. R Frew conducted the services at the residence
and the grave. The Nelson Furniture
company had charge of the funeral arrangements.
There were large congregations at
the different service* at the Baptist
church yesterday, which were addressed by Rev. Dr. Spencer. At 4
o'clock he addressed a large audience
of men ouly on the subject of '"Sowing and Reaping." There was special music at the morning and . evening
services, by the choir. Dr. Spencer
will deliver his farewell Sermon tonight.
There are three prisoners in the eity
jail, Pat Friel, John Rogers ."id John
Eccles. They are old offenders, the
two former having only been let out
of the provinoial jrul on, Saturday
morning. The both got druuk immediately, and Friel resisted arrest,
striking the patrolman in the face
and giving him a nasty cut. They
will all come up before Police Magis
trate Crease in the morning.
While the people of this section of
British Columbia are enjoying ideal
autumn weather, bright sunshiny days
and clear frosty nights, the poople to
the south of the international boundary ore struggling with snowstorms.
In Dakota and Montana, fierce storms
swept over the prairies last week and
even as far south as Omaha the storm
was so bad as to seriously interfere
with the Trans-Mississippi exposition.
A. S. Black, -barrister of Greenwood
city is at the Phair.
D. C. Mackenzie, dealer in furs,
left last night for Rossland.
J. Fred Ritchie of Rossland is in
town on   mining   business.
F. A. Gervan of the Last Chance
mine, is registered at the Hume.
R. McGuire, manager of the Molly
Gibson mine is staying at the  Hume.
J. A. Clock, of Portland, Oregon,
general agent for the Wisconsin Central
lines is at the Phair
Mrs. John Bannerman returned on
Friday evening from a few months
visit to Renfrew, Ont.
W. F. Anderson, traveling passenger agent of the C. P. R., left yesterday evening for Rossland.   .-
H. E. T. Haultain has come in -from
the Yellowstone mine near Salmo,
and is staying at the Hume.
A. J Murphy of New Denver
passed through Nelson yesterday on
his way homo from Spokane.
H. J. Scott, manager of the Hamilton Powder company, retnrned home
yesterday' to Victoria, via Spokane.
J. C. Rowan, representing the
Swif tun Packing company, of Chicago,
went to Rossland  yesterday  evening.
C; K. Hammond, manager of the
Slocan News oompany of Sandon,
and H. R. Hammond are at the Hume
James Barubardt, paymaster on the
Crow's Nest PasB railway, who has
been laid up at the Hume for some
time with a broken rib, leaves for
Macleod this morning on the steam er
Among those registered at the
Queen's are F. F. Full 111 an, Brooklyn;
J. D. McBride Fort Steele; J. A.
MacLean, Winnipeg; H. B. Muckle-
ston, Crow; F. G. Chandler and Darcy
Graham, Goat river.
Miss Eileen White of Quebec and
Miss J Cambie of Ottawa who have
been visiting the family of the Hon.
O. H. Mackintosh at Vancouver' passed
through Nelson yesterday on their
way to their respective homes.
W. T. Oliver, manager of the Rossland branch of the, bank of British
North America, Lloyd Harris of Paris,
and W. R. Ramsdell, Kalispel, came
to Nelson on Saturday on inining business and retnrned home yesterday.
Among those registered at the
Phair are B. C. Ribbit, Spokane; W.
A. Cummings, Coffee creek;' G; O.
Hinton, Victoria, W. J. Carpenter and
J. C. McBride, Rossland; F. Watson, Spokane, and George Dawson,
Among those registered at the Hume
are D. Burnet, Montreal; J. Sohlitz-
enbanmer, Milwaukee; H. W. Simpson, China creek; D. McLeod and J.
F. Stevens. Brooklyn; D. . W. , King,
Kaslo; H. M. Gordon, Winnipeg; B,
H. Traves, Dawson, and J. Beveridge, Vancouver.
The C. P. R. have completed their
wire along the ronte of the Crow's
Nest Pass railway and connection is
now established with Cranbrook, Fernie, Macleod and other points direct
from Nelson. Through a strange incident the wires were connected and
the first message was reeieved in Nelson over the new line within a few
minutes of the launching of tbe Moyie
on Saturday afternoon. A second
wire has also been completed between
Nelson and Rossland under fhe direction of Mr. H. Mclntyre, telegraph
inspector for Kootenay, and the 'best
of service is assured, for the public between the points named.
H. R. Bellamy returned on Saturday
evening from the Toronto group of
five claims on Eagle creek, which he
has under bond. There are 12 men
employed at the mine and work will
be continued during the winter
months. Several shafts have been
sunk on the Toronto claim one of which
is now down 80 feet and the property
is looking well and promisee to turn
ont a ricb mine.
Charles Newton Owen und Thomas Stevenson ofthe city of Kaslo in the province of
British Columbia, furniture Dealers, have hy
(iecil bearing date the eighteenth day of October,
1898,a88lKned all their real and personal properly
excopt as therein mentioned to Frederick E.
Aroher of thp said oity of Kaslo, trader, in trust
for the purpose of paying and satisfying ratably
or proportionately and without preference or
priority, tho creditors of the said Charles Newton Owen and Thomas Stevenson or of either
of them, I heir just dobts.
The said deed was executed by the snid
Charles Nowton Owen and Thomas Stevenson,
the assignors, and the said Frederick E. Archer
the trustee, on the 13th dav of Octoberl898, and
the said trustee has undertaken the trusts
created by the said deed. ,
AU persons having claims against the said
Charles Newton Owen and Thomas Stevenson,
or either of them, must forward and deliver to
tbo said trustee at Kaslo. B. C.full particulars
of their claims duly verified together with particulars of socurlty, if any, held by them,
on or before the Hthday of November, 1898, and
all persons indebted to the said Charles Newton Owen and Thomas Slovenson or eith��r of
them are roquirod to pay the amounts doe by
thom to the said trustee forthwith. Aftor tho
said 17th day of November, 1898, the trustee
will proceed to distribute the assets of the said
estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to tho claims of whicb he shall
then nave had notice.
A meeting of the creditors of tho said
Charles Newton Owen and Thomas Stevenson
will bc held at the premises lately occupied by
them on Front street, Kaslo, B. C. at 2.00
o'cloek p. m. on Wednesday, the Oth day of
November, 1898, for the giving of directions
wilh reference to the disposal of the estate.
Cameron Building,
A Avenue, Kaslo, B. C.
Solicitors for the Tiustoe
Dated thc 18th day of Ootober, 18&.
2>. flfocHrtbur & Co.
At Reduced Prices for Cash to make Room for new goods
Bedroom Sets - . $15.00 and up  1
Parlor Sets Wilton Rug- - $60.00
Carpets, Ingrain . 30c per yd. and up.
Full line of Household and Office Furniture at a liberal discount.   Undertaking and Embalming a Specialty.
to our New Block on West Baker Street, where we have opened oyt
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
(AIMM. MPIME-, M Min. Assoc Cornwall)
Opposite Phair Hotel,
P. O. BOX 583.
First Class In every respect
Do you want a good Square meal for
X     25 CENTS?
Extended experience in Chile and German
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores.
Iteports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground surveying and mine plans kept
up by eontraot.,
For New  Goods, Gloves,
Laces, Silks, Drapes, Corsets call on
Mrs. McLaughlin,
Valuable Baker Street and other excellent property for 3ale.
Oflice Tnrner-Boeekh lllock. Nelson, B. C.
Until further notice no passengers will be
carried over the line of the Crow s Nest Pass
railway between Kuskonook and Cranbrook.
#J. Harry Nickerson*
JEWELER ��� ��� ��� ���
Josephine St. Opposite Clarke Hotel
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.
Eastern  Oysters j
received daily
Cooked Any Style.
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Y. HOSHI - Proprietor.
Aberdeen Block
Three Offices en suite large,
well lighted, facing Baker
Two Single Offices.
Victoria   Block |
3       Three Offices, en suite.
3      One Office.
Two   stores,   facing   Jose- ^
3 phine St.    Apply to
^  Room i Victoria Block.
C. W. WEST & CO.
will fill  no  orders  for  Wood
Coal or Lims   unless
accompanies order. All accounts of over thirty days standing will be put into the hands
of a collector. hi  !
First class board and lodging from November
lst.   Carbonate St., 2 houses from Ward St.
ROOMS TO LET- Furnished rooms to let on
Victoria St., two blocks oast of lire hall.    Ultf
restaurant, Apply 1'. O. Box 127, or at tho
Miner office.
house and parlor maid. Apply Carbonate St.,
second house from Ward street 111
MUSIC LESSONS. ��� On piano organ or
guitar, by Mrs. ,W. J. Astloy, Robson street
two doors west of Stanley.   P, O. Box 180,
Emperor William
at Constantinople.
at the
piano   and   played   the  grand
aa   the   procession headed  by
i Master. Fred   Hume   and   little  Miss
J Georgie Hume filed down stairs to the
dining room where the  chef presented
' a dainty bill of fare which  delighted
tt j 1 the little ones and to which   they  did
JlOnOl oU. full justice.   Afterwards they returned
, up stairs and the parlor and halls rang
j with the laughter  and  glad cries  of
i the youthful revellers. Then there was
  j bundling into wraps and rain coats aud
'the little  treasures were  borne  away
i to  parental  roofs   there   in   innocent
fTRflSS      AT-Jn     P/RF.SfHTNT  tlreanis t0 e�� ��ver again   the glories of
UnUOO     JX1SU      *UIUjQU.Ij.DI J.   thepasti    And  by  5:30 the hotel had
resumed the  wonted calm, and  quiet
  of   the  orderly  and  comfortable  inn
that it is.
St. Petersburg Watches With Jealous Eye
the Progress of the Royal Party.
A Gift of Territory.
Berlin, Oct. 22.���Emperor William's tour of the east is followed with
the keenest interest. One of the most
significant political features of his
majesty's stay at Constantinople was
the hoisting of the German fiag with
a cross beside the Turkish crescent.
Since the conquest of Constantinople
by the Turks, no flag having a cross
upon it has ever been officially hoisted
there. The Sultan himself gave the
order for hoisting the cross.
In spite of semi-official denial that
the emperor is asking anything from
the Sultan, advices received here from
Constantinople state that the Mussulmans are consulting the Sultan with
the object of making emperor William
Bome great gift. The island of Rhodes
or the port of Haifa on the bay of Acre
and at the foot of Mount Carmel are
spoken of. The latter would seem an
appropriate gift, for one milo west of
Haifa, at the immediate foot of the
mountain, is a German Amorican
mission colony having a good scliool,
60 stone dwellings and manufacturers
of soap and olive wood wares.
Despatchen reoeived here from St
Petersburg show that the emperor's
journey to the east is viewed there
with the greatest suspicion and it is
generally believed that emperor William is desirious of acquirin ; a portion
of Ottoman territory. The Novieo
Vremya, writing in this sense, warns
Turkey that even a slight cession of
Turkish territiory will be the beginning of the partition of the Turkish
empire, if not its ruin.
Bnyroat, Syria, Oct. 22.���In view
of the approaching visit of the emperor and empress of Germany to this
place, the police are preventing all
the Italian workmen from lauding
and Greeks and Armenians woro
closely watched. An Itnlinn who is
believed to be nn anarchist is reported
to have landed ut n port on the Syrian
Constantinople, Oct. 22. The emperor and empress of Germany left
horo for Palostino at 6 :10 this evening.
They received an ovation from the
crowd* of people assembled to witness
the departure of their majesties.
A Gathering   of  Ohuriniug   Children
at the Hotel Ilunio on Saturday.
In the parlor of the Hume on Saturday afternoon there was gathered a
company of pretty .i children, charming
iu their grace and beauty, the sight
of whom would have made any heart
glad. The occasion wns the birthday
celebration of Master Fred Hiinie, who
on Saturday reached the sturdy ago of
five years. With tho precocity of youth
peculiar to the time, ho requested that
his young friends be eutertaiued as
his guests on that day; and who would
deny such a request? So invitations
went out and for days the juvenile
element ut tho Hume and in many
homes iu tho city was on tho tip-
too of excitement and expectancy.
The invitations rend from two to
fivo o'clock and about the opening
hour tho little folks began to arrive
and sedately join the linppy circle in
the parlor, the ample dimensions of
which gave full scope for such past-
times as the youthful disposition delights in. When all hud guthernd,
few oitioH iu British Columbia could
boast so many attractive children, so
tastefully attired and so engaging in
thoir ways. Among those present* woro
the Misses. Evelyn Gurd, Betty Johnston, Flossie Johnston, Ella Madden,
Lillian Russell, Jessie HippwtOU,
Josie Luwrenee, Ethel
Mallette, Ruth
Maud Mi'Diuialil,
Ellis, Mary Rutherford
Rachel    RohertHiiii,
l.irm   Ellis,
Robsou, Mildred Irvine
Emerson,Georgie Hume, Vera Hume
and Masters Campbell, Robertson,
Joe Wilson, Roy Wilson, Reginiil
Cordingly, Bi nee McDonald, and Frederick Humo the host of tho   occasion.
Mrs. Hornce Hume, Mrs. Frank
Beer, Mrs. t,iuiiiliui, Mis. William
Boer, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Hutherlaud
and Miss Cliiiison wore the chaperons
of the gentle flock nnd they found thnt
they were required to think quickly
and movo with ooloriry in devising
amusements to meet the constant demands miiile upon their powers nf invention. Iu games of all sorts and
dancing the afternoon passed away,
the specialties Ixiiug a tnnilinrliie
dunce by Marion (jiiinluii, u little tot
who throw into her iierfnrinauoo
much of the archness of the artist,
und a song liy Zolln Euiersiiu whose
childish voculisni was very taking,
Beryl Emerson, uged seven, playing
tbe accompaniment.
Mrs. (juiulan tilled all   requirements
Meeting of the Company for Organization Officers and Directors Elected.
A meeting of the Trail & Salmon
river railway company was held on
Thursday last for organization in the
offices of Galliher & Wilson, when the
following officers were elected:
President, Frank Fletcher; vice
president, J. A. Gilker; sec. -treas.,
W. A. Galliher; solicitors, Galliher
& Wilson ; chief engineer, Frank Mob-
erloy; bankers the Bank of   Montreal.
The following gentlemen, together
with the officers of the company, will
constitute tho board of directors: J.
A. Coryell, Midway ; Ernest Kennedy,
J. L. Parker, J. ~B. Dabney, Rossland ; C. W. Buske, Kokanee   creek. "
It is the intention of the company to
apply at the next session of the legislature of British Columbia for an act
of incorporation aud a charter to con
struct a railway from a point at or
near the town of Trail to the town of
Sayward on the Columbia, river thenco
to Salino and from that point following the Salmon river to its junction
with the Pend d'Oreille river by the
most direct aud feasable route. The
other usual, necessary and incidental
rights and privileges will also be applied for. The company have secured
the entire approval of Sir William Van
Home in their application, as the
construction of such a railway would
open up a rich mineral district along
the Salmon river, and furnish an outlet for the ores to \ the Trail smelter.
As will be seen the officers of the company are composed of prominent Nelson citizens.
A Football Club Has Been Formed and
Officers Elected.
A large number of the football lovers
of Nelson assembled in the rooms
above the Bank of British Columbia
on Saturday evening with the objeot
of forming a club and considering the
challenge received from the Rossland
footballers. G. 0. Hodge was elected
chairman, and J. Fraser secretary of
the meeting. After some discussion the
meeting resolved to form thomselves
into a club and the election of the
necessary officers was proceeded with.
(1. V. Holt was elected president;
Jacob Dover, vice president, aud F. A.
Macrae, secretary-treasurer. It was
then decided to have a committee of
five, aud the followiug gentlemen
were elected by ballot: H. B. Haines.
George Partridge, Dr. Hall, J. Fraser
and W. C. Hepburn. The club subscription was fixed at $1.
The Hossland challenge was then
discussed, and it was unanimously decided to accept it. Mr. Haines informed the meeting that -the match
was to be played next Saturday on the
base ball gronud at Rossland, and not
at Nelson as had been previously supposed. The secretary-trcisurer was
also instructed to try and av-auge for
a return mntch to be played in Nelson
next Saturday fortnight. The selection
of the team to play against Rossland
was loft to the committee, who were
nlso instructed to draw up by-laws.
Tho com mi tee will meet this evening,
and will, if possible select the team
then. The committee will also choose
the captain of the team. There was a
division of opinion as to the mostsuit-
ablo colors for the club, several preferring white. Ou a division, however, it wns resolved to adopt blue as
the club colors.
Tho club intend to have an association team as well as'a Rugby one, ahd
is opeu lo accept challenges- from'"ntty
le mis playing either games in this
part of the province. There will be a
practice game thtn atternaott'tiH the
rocreation grounds, and all players are
eiirnes!ly requested to turn up. as it
is important to get as muoh practice
ns possible nud it will usist the committee in tho selection of the team.
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Charles Tom, trading as Tailor and
Clothier, at the town of Qolden, In tho Province of British Columbia, has by deed datod
the first day of Octobor, 1898, assigned to me
all his personal esiate, credits and effect* which
may be seized and sold undor execution, and
all his real estate for the goneral benefit of his
creditors,pursuant to tno "Creditors Trust
Deeds Act."
A meeting of the creditors will be held ai my
olilce In the said town ot Golden, on Saturday,
the 22nd day of October, at the hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon, for the giving of directions with reference to the disposal of the
All creditors are requested to forward full
particulars of their claims, duly verified, to me
nn or before the fifteenth day of November.
181)8, after which dale I shall proceed to distribute the assets among the parties entitled
therein, having regard only to the cl.iiiiis of
which I shall then hare had notice.
Dated at Golden, B. C, October lst, 1898.
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.  .   .
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