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Array Daily Edition No   164.
Nelson, British Columbia. Thursday Morning-, November 17, 1898.
Ninth Yea
YOUR : : ; ;
WINTER SHOES
Are  here.      Come  and inspect  them.
No trouble to show goods. . . .
BUY YOUR
Rubbers,   Overshoes,    Overgaiters,
and Leggings from
LILLIE BROS.
ABERDEEN BLOCK
Jane  Coombs   in    Camille
Last night the Jane Coombs company made their initial appearance in
Nelson at the Hotel Hume Auditorium
in "Camille", the-well known work
of the younger Dumas. Tho title role
was taken bv Miss Jane Coombs, W.
J. Brooks playing the part of Armand
Duval, Camille's lover.
The part of Camille is a favorite of
Miss Coombs, aud one in which sho
has earned well deserved laurels on
many oocasious, aud last night alio
showed she had merited the euconimus
showered upon her. The dying scene
iu the last act was a very pathetic
one and calculated to well display thn
actress' powers as au artist. Throughout the piece Miss Coombs showed herself complete mistress of herself and
of  her  part,   aud,   though   suffering
from a cold,   is  evidently   a   talented
elocutionist.
Miss Coombs was well supported   by
j \V. J. Brooks, who played tho difficult
aud exacting part  of   Armand  Duval
I with considerable skill. Miss Alice
James was very acceptable as Helene,
as was Miss Josephine Carlton as Madame Babillard. C. P. MeOlune played the part of Count de Farville, the
uuaocepted lover, and Frederick Clark
that of George Duval, the hero's
father.
The arrangement of llm Auditorium
reflected great credit on those who had
the task of converting it into a theatre
at short notice, nnd the piece was we'l
staged considering the available facilities. A large audience witnessed tho
production of the play.
KROOK
Don't Miss Bleak  House, To=Night
THE U. S. STAMP ACT.
The Canadian   Bauks  Find   That   it
Applies Uufairly to Them.
Buffalo, Nov. 16.���Special internal
revenue commissioner Brown read a
communication from Washington this
morning requesting him to put before
the people 111 a conspicuous manner
section 11 of the war revenue act.
The letter states that oomplnints have
been made to tho treasury department
by United States district attorney, E.
P. Clarke, regarding payments of the
revenue stamp tax on drafts and checks
aent from Canada. The complaint im -
pliei that when a person wishes to
send a draft or order from Canada, he
goes to the Canadiau banks and makes
out the instrument. The banks trim-
saot business through New York correspondents. When a person, to whom
a draft or order is made out, receives
it he endorses it in favor of some
creditor without putting on the necessary stamp. When the draft is forwarded to New York for collection the
stamp is put on by the New York bank
and the bill iu turn is seut to tho Canadiau bank from which the document
was sent. Tha bauks of Canada object to paying this as they in no way
benefit by it. If any one neglects to
do this he is subject to a flue of $100.
The Canadian banks, through the local
attorneys, propose to prosecute persons
failing to comply with the law.
KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
American federation of Labor. "No
part of the territory where our nations
blood was lost or the flag raised," said
Mr. Hicks, 'should under auy pretext
be allowed to go out of our possession.
Still wo should not, under the guise of
humanity, either take for onr own or
tom back to Spain any portion of tbe
scenes of our various battles, but make
them all free and independent. Let i.s
not fear tho importation of their cheap
labor, but rather, let us educate them
to our standard. "
Master Workman Hicks  Differs  With
Mr.   Gompers.
Chicago, Nov. 16.���Most of todav's
session of the Knights of Labor convention was devoted to the reports of
committees and that of Gen. Master
Workman Hicks. The report of tho
executive committee said in part: "It
seems next to impossible to secure the
passage by congress of a proper measure to regulate immigration to our
shores. The influence of the foreign
steamship companies appear to bo all
powerful to prevent any such legislation.
The judiciary with a few honorable
exceptions, aro merely the hirelings of
labor oppressors and legislation is
necessary to reconstruct the courts.
Its injunctions, imprisonments, bayonets and bullets are awaiting tho men
who take any decided stand agaiuBt
the encroachments of capital.
General Master-Workman Hicks, in
his annual report, took strong grounds
in opposition to the anti-expansion
polioy of  President  Gompers  of the
RUSSIAN QUAKERS COMING.
Four Thousand Doukhobors are   Going
to Settle in Western Manitoba.
New York, Nov. 111.���According
to Aylmor Maude, a i Englishman who
is in this city in behalf of the Doukhobors or "Spirit wrestlers" a persecuted Russian sect, the latter will be
taken to the extreme wost of Manitoba.
Mr. Maude has lived in Moscow for
more than 20 years, and through Count
Tolstoi became interested in these pea-
sants. Last August he found that, the
Canadian government would give frae
land, 160 acres to eaoh family, besides
a bonus of |6 to oach person and shelter through the winter for the 4000
persons that are expectod to leave Russia soon.
Tho remainder of the soct, ho said,
would come over next spring
The Doukhobors did not have enough
money to bring them to Canada, but
what was missing has been raised iu
England, chiefly from Quakers aud by
the sale of a story written by Tolstoi
years ago, but laid aside as of no importance.
Mr. Maude said that the   fund  now
being nised in this country is wanted
to assist in procuring agricultural im-1
pliments  and   horses   and   cows.    He
also said that it is uot   true   that   the |
Rusian government   has   given   them '
two years in which to emigrate.    The
permission to emigrate was given  lust [
February and may be recalled   at  any
time,   which   is   'he   reason   for  the'
baste to get these people out of Russia, j
He said that   the   dowager  empress ;
was   mainly instrumental in   securing
his decree,
WANT ABBlMf
On the Question of Sovereignty in the Philippines.
A OLAUSE IN DISPUTE
The United States May Offer Spain aOash
Indemnity to Settle the Dispute
Over Possession of the Islands-
Paris, Nov. 16.��� The Spanish commissioners at the joint session this afternoon presented a long document* in
answer to tho American argument,
which was submitted lust week by
mutual consent. Tho memorandum
of today was handed to the Americans
without being read and the meeting
adjourned to Saturday next. The
Spanish communication will be traus-
lutert this evening and its couteuta will
be discussed by the United States commissioners at tlieir usual daily session.
The Spaniards in their communication today re-affirm the position which
they assumed against the discussion
here of Spain's Philippine sovereignty.
Tbey insist that the words, "shall determine tho control, disposition and
government of the Philippines" in tho
article of tho peace protocol do not
warrant auy reference to Spain's withdrawal from the Philippines except ou
her own torms, aud therefore, the
Spaniards propose arbitration on the
construction to be placed ou the words,
"tho control, disposition and govern
ment."
THE U. S. MAY BUY.     i     .
Washington, Nov. 16.���Up to this
point, Ibe discussion at Paris haying
touched on principle, thoro has been
uo attempt to give the exact figures iu
relation to tho amounts of money that
might be paid to Spain by the United
States on account of the Philippines.
Such foi instance, was the statement
that the Unitetd States would reimburse Spain "i'i'the pacific expenditures" made on account of tbe Philippines, for no one hero at tho time hud
an exact knowledge of 'hot these expenditures amounted to in the aggro-
gate. This has beeu ascertained, however, to the satisfaction of the American commissioners, at least, and tbey
will name the exact amount of money
whicli the United States is willing
to pay over to Spam ou this account.
What is proposed is a cash payment
to the Spanish government, for the
United States doos not purposo to
enter into any relations whatever wilh
any of the holders of bonds issued by
Spain, notwithstanding the efforts of
some of the European powers to bring
this result about. As to tho amount
whioh will be offered to Spain, tbe
officials here are mute, but it is believed it will bo somewhere between
$20,000,000 and $40,000,000. The
American commissioners do not look
for an unconditional rejection of onr
offer, but believe thore will bo an attempt of the Spanish commissioners to
secure a liberal increase of the amount
named. The American commissioners
are undor instructions to inform the
Spanish commissioners that there can
be no further delay in the final conclusion of the work of the commission,
so that it is expected a conclusion one
way or the other will be reached before long.
BLANCO'S GRIEF.
Madrid, Nov. 16.���Captain General
Blanco, in a letter to Senor Limtilo.
says. "The keenest sorrow of my lit'
is surrendering Cuba, with an arnn
of 1.10,000 men and 2000 guns to aii
enemy who claims to have conquered
Cuba, whilo we aro possessed of such
resources.
WANT  ANTOHER ISLAND.
Washington, Nov. lli.���Tho acquisition of an island in tho Caroline
group owned by Spain, will be part
of the work of tho Paris pouce commission. Cable communication between the United States and Manila
via Honolulu, is regarded as desirable
should America occupy tho islands and
the distance between Honolulu audi
Guam island in the Ladrono group is
so great as to make an intermediary
station necessary. The acquisition
of the islands would mvolvo a money'
consideration and the United States |
will pay Spain a reasonable prico for
its relinquishment,
VICTORY   FOR THE BOERS.
A
IAS NOW CONTROL
The Inter-Oceanic Canal to Be
Built.
TO RECEOIT TO
FULL STRENGTL
SAYS AGUINALDO
THE HICAKAGUA BOUTE
An Amerioan Oompany Has the Oonce.
sion and  Will i egin Operations
bb Soon as Possible-
New York, Nov. 16.���E. F. Cragin,
of Chicago, who engineered the purchaso of the concession for the building of the Nicaragua canal in the interest of the Grace syndicate, arrived
here today on the steamer Alleghany,
from Graytown. He was aocompani��d
by Colonel Bacou aud Mr. Eyre, of
the firm of Grace & Company, and a
corps of civil engineers belonging to
the corporation. Cragin says the syndicate which he represents has full
control of the building of the inter-
oceanic canal and the old grant, or
Ourdenas-Monocttl concession, for
years held by a syndicate controlled
by Warner Miller, has been cancelled.
Cragin says: 'this new grant ia dated
when the Warner Miller concern is
supposed to cud in 18PP. There is a
possibility, however, that the maritime company will abandon work
when Ihey understand the provisions
of the new syndicate's purchases,
this may permit a cancellation of the
old contract in advance of the time set
and that would give us a chance to
begin work immediately. "Will the
purchase of the Nicaragnan government's stea'mboats, railways and national lauds by the Atlas, a British
corporation, interfere in any way with
the concessions to the Grace syndicate?"
'Not in the least. The AtlaB contract specifically states that there will
be uo interference with the grants
made by tho government prior to, or
after, the purchase.''
Mr. Cragin, in closing, said the
ronte of the canal would not be changed an 1 capital to complete the work
had already been subscribed.
Americans Keeping Them
selves Prepared
READY TO RESUME WAR
The Authorities Beihse to Muster Out Any
Volunteers But Have Given Them
Furlough Tor Sixty Days.
W. 0. T. U. CONVENTION.
The Last Day of the Annual Meeting at
St. Paul���Interesting
Proceedings-
COMMITTED FOR LIBEL.
London, Nov. 16 ���At tho Mansion
Houso police court today a man named
Robin Spnrdy was committed for trial
on .the charge of circulating a libel
contained in a letter addressed to tho
survivors' and relatives of the vicilms
of tho Mohegan disaster, intimating
that her captain was bribed to wreck
the vessel.
Pretorai, Nov. 16.���The Boer forces,
���fter a heavy musketry and artillery
bombardment, have stormed and captured the mountain stronghold of Chief
Opefu, ot the Magatos tribe, iu the
Zoutpansburg district. Opefu recently massacred u missionary and bis
family and the Transvaal government
sont an expedition tn punish tie natives. The latter attacked the Boers,
bnt were driven into the mountains.
Two Boers were killed during tho
storming of the mountain.
St. Paul. Nov. 16.���The last day of
the W. C. T. U. convention showed a
decided fulling off in attendance. Tho
business was a continuation of the reports from affiliated interests. Mrs.
Margaret Inglehart, pf Illinois, read
the reports of the Frances E. Willard national temperance hospital in
Chicago, nnd the reports of the trustees aud others members of the hospital board wc" 'utrodnced. The treasurer's report showed the years receipts
to be ifiiliil.'i and disbursements, $9861.
Tho report of Mrs. Caroline M.
Woodward, of Nebraska, superintendent of tho railroad department, proved
to be ono of the most interesting reports of the convention. She reviewed
her unsuccessful attempt to prevent
tlio sale of liquor to railroad men at
tho Omaha exposition and railroad
work generally.
The report of the executive committee was presented with their recommendation for tho coming year. Thc
flrst recommendation was for the raising of a Willard memorial fund by vol-
uutary contributions of $2 from each
union, following which came the appointments for evangelists. The report was accepted after it was stated
by the chairman that the memorial
fund was to be wholly voluutary.
Mrs. Clara Parish, of Japan, was
made general secretary of the "Y"
branch and Mrs. Heleu O. Rice of
Massachusetts was made general Bocre-
tury of tho "L. T. L. " branch. Nearly all of the national suporintendeuts
were re-elected.
Mrs. Mnry H. Bunt, of Massachusetts, presented her report on sciontific
temperance instruction, closing by
presenting to Wisconsin tho banner
for the best temperance instruction
ani to New Jersey the banner for
most temperance iustruction books
iu the schools,
Mrs. Stella R. Irvine, of Minnesota,
reported on Sunday school work, the
banner for the largest percentage of
increase in Sunday school temperance
work beiug presented to Missouri. A
resolution requesting the international
Sunday school lesson committee to return ti.e temperance lessons in their
oourse was presented by Mrs. Irving
uud endorsed  by the convention.
Washington, Nov. 16.���Thore has
beea remarkable activity i bout the
war department for several days in the
way of preparing troops for service iu
lands beyond the United States. An
ordei has been issued directing at least
10 regiments of the regular army, now
stationed at Northwestern forts and
posts, to hold themselves in readiness
for immediate transportation to, and
service in, tropical climates. Most of
these regiments were sent into the
northern and western forts a few
weeks ago to rejuperate after the Cuban campaign. While holding themselves in readiness for service, these
regiments will now be recruited to
their full strength. Nothing is said
officially as to what the present activity means, but there are several reasons suggested. It is heleived that an
early movement in Ouba iB intended,
somewhat sooner than bas been generally believed heretofore. Another
belief entertained iB that the United
States government desires to be in a
position to meet any conditions that
grow out of the pending peace negotiations, and be in readiness to resume
hostilities if Spain refuses to accept
the terms of the American peace com
p'iision. In this connection, un inti
niation has got about to the effect that
during the delay which has occurred
Spain bas been able to form some sort
of coalition with the European powers
to back up the pretensions she has been
making in negotiations. An interesting feature of the mattor is the refusal
of the United States authorities to order the muster out of the volunteers
who recently retnrned from Porto
Rico. These regiments were sent to
their homes and given 60 days furlough, but contrary to the plans heretofore allowed, they were not allowed
to be mustered out.
EXPELLED FROM THE LEGION.
A Distinguished Frenchman Who  Expressed Sympathy With Dreyfus.
I ..ris, Nov. 16.���A commissary of
police today notified Francis de Pres-
sense, the well known writer, political
economist and Dreyfus agitator, of his
formal expulsion from the legion of
honor. This is a sequel to M. de Pres-
sense's denunciation of certain officers
for their treatment of Dreyfus. Mr.
Francis de Pressense is a sou of tha
famous French protestant pastor and
writer of the same name, who died iu
1891. The son was born in Paris iu
1858, entered the ministry of foreign
affairs in 1879, was appointed secretary of the French embassy at Constantinople in February, 1880, and in
April of same year was appointed secretary of the French legation at
Washington. Shortly afterwards lie
left tbe diplomatic service. He was
at one time a contributor to the Temps
of Paris, and is the author of "Ireland
and England from the act of union
down to our days. "
BANKER SUICIDES.
The Treasury Authorities   Closed   the
Bank���Manager  Killed Himself.
Washington, Nov. 16.���Mr. Dawes,
comptroller of the irreucy, has issued
an order closing the First Natioual
bank, Emporia, Kansas.
MANAGER SUICIDES.
Emporia, Kunsas, Nov. 16.���Charles
S. Cross, of the First Natioual bank
shot himself this afternoon. The bank
was today placed in the hands of a receiver. His father helped to organize
the bank iu 1871. On the elder Cross'
death several years ago, the son took
up his father's interest in the bank.
Mr. Cross is well known as a Hereford
breeder. At Sunny Slope stock farm
near Emporia, he had a herd known
all over the west. Mr. Cross left the
bank ou hearing the news from tbe
comptroller. Going immediately to
his farm at Sunny Slope, he went to
the barn and shot himself with a revolver.
ALL TROUBLE OVER.
Virdeu, 111., Nov. 16���Tho plant of
the Chicago Virden Coal company
opened for work this morning, having
beon idle since April 1 and having
twice attempted to Bturt with oolored
mon from Alabama. Tho opening at
this time is the result of a written
agreement entered into with the miners, conceding to them the Spriugfield
scale of 40 centa per ton, miue run,
and agreeing to take away the stockade surrounding tha works.
He Will Not Release the Fii-
ars From Custody
BUT WILL HOLD THEM
Neither Will He Helea-e Oivilians Under
Arrest, as They Unlisted as Volunteers and Will Be Held.
Manila, Nov. 16.���General Otis, the
commander of the American forces
recently proposed to Aguinaldo
that he release the friars aud civilians
said to be iu captivity throughout lhe
provinces. The msurgeut leader denied their maltreatment ond refused
to release the prisoners, claiming that
the civilians hud enlisted as volunteers
and therefore were legitimate prisoners of war. Aguinaldo also denied
that women and children were detained, but sajd some women and children
had voluntarily accompanied their husbands or fathers into captivity. As to
the friars, Aguiualdo declares they are
prohibited by the Pope from accepting
parochial appointments, that they are
only permitted to follow a monastic
life and that the parishes are entrusted
to the minister of tho interior and not
to the monastic orders, bnt, he adds,
the Philippine clericals hnve deliberately and systematically deceived the
Pope, pretending that the oountry was
barbarous, unfit for the regulnr ministry and that it was necessary that
the monastic orders should administer
tho parishes. Therefore, Agninaldo
continued, he considered it necessary to
detain the 'riers until the Pope is undeceived.
HEAVY LIABILITIES.
New York, Nov. 16.���Allan Mo-
Naughton, brother of James McNaugh-
ton, who filed a voluntary petition in
bankruptcy yesterday, today followed
his brother's example, filing a similar
petition. In this petition Allan Mo-
Naughton places his liabilities at $1,
148,480, with nominal assets amounting to $240,467.
NELS0N-BEDUNGT0N.
The Oontraots Are Hot Yet Awarded���Bea-
' sous Assigned By Humor For
the Delay
Word has been received in town that
bids for tho construction of the Nel-
sou-Bedliugton railway were opened
yesterday at Bonner's Ferry. No contracts, however, were awarded, the
contractors being told that if they returned homo, they would be notified
when they  were naeded.
Rumor gives u reason for this delay,
and, while it cannot be substantiated
here, it certainly woars an air of probability. The stakes of the proposed
route of tho Nolson & Bedlington rail-
way will be alongside the Crow's
Nest Pass toad from the eighth aiding
to Kuskanook siding. The Nelson <fc
Bedlington railway is anxious to bo
allowed running rights over the other
lino for that portion of tho ronte, or
at any rate to be allowed to lay their
track in the O. N. P. right of way
Tnis would mean that the new line
would not only avoid an expensive
piece of construction, but also that all
tho tracklaying it would have to do
this side of the boundary would be
from the boundary to tho eighth siding, a distance of about 18 miles, and
from Kuskonook siding to Kuskonook
a distance of eight miles.
It is doubtful whether, under its
charter, the C.N.P. could grant those
privileges,and permission will probably have to be obtained from the railway eommiission. Thus, even if the
consent of the C. N. P. is assured, a
considerable delay must inevitably ensue before tho constiuctiou of the line.
ON HIS WAY TO OANADA.
Liverpool, Nov. 16.���Lord Strathcona
and Mount Royal, high commissioner
of Cauadu, is one of the passengers on
board the White Star steamer Teutonic
for Canada today.
0 Mrlcarotoglral Report.
Ob��ervaUoini tnken by A. H. Holdioh.)
DATH DAV 11 IOH-    LOW- BNOW      a A It-
KHT KST      rtll.   OMKTJUt
Nor 10 Thursday 36.0 27.0 0.00 MM
Nov 11 Friday 85.0 M.n 0.00 M.U
Nov 12 Saturday 87.0 30.0 0.00 88.30
Nov 13 Sunday 36.0 28.0 0.00 J8.M
Nov 14 Monday 38.0 3J.0 0.04 JB.10
Nov 15 Tucuday 38.0 3���� 0.08 r.9��
Nov 18 Wnl'day 3.40 31.0 0.11 J7.70 THE MINER, THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER 17, 1898.
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op for Changes ��r lilu rllsi uiciit must
lie In the ��mee by 4 o'cloek p.m. to
Insure change.
registered under the Torrens' system
and should he wish to transfer his
holding to another all that is necessary
is to give the purchaser a certificate
of registration. That vests the purchaser with title. There is no searching through musty deeds and land
registry offices, often to find after
much trouble and money have been expended, that there is a flaw in the
title somewhere that must be cleared
ip. There can be no flaws under the
Torrens' system. The title is perfected at the time of registration and it
must remain forever perfect so long as
it is kept under that system. This
simple process not only prevents delay, but it is a most economical plan,
reducing the cost of land transfer to
little more than the fees for registration. The government could not do
better than introduce this system.
WHEN
MR. HIGGIN'S VICTORY.
FALSE ECONOMY.
The previouj government of this province before being deposed made arrangements for a $2,000,000 loan with
which to supply the treasury with
needed tunds and those arrangements
still exist an 1 can be acted upon at any
time. It is easy to understand that a
government pledged to economy in
every department should endeavor to
go along without incurring this additional indebtedness, but it iB quite
evideut that in the long run borrowing
will have to be resorted to in order to
secure funds to carry out the many
works to which the government is
oommitted. Therefore, there would
be little loss in incurring tbe indebtedness at once. Economy is a very
beautiful thing, but it can be carried
to extremes, and extremes are mostly
hurtful. Considering that the oost of
government muBt increase yearly as
the growth of the province goes on it
is absurd to suppose that publio expenditure can be kept below what it waa.
All that is required from a government
is to stop leakages and it is very bad
politics to attempt to augment the
public revenue by reductions in salaries all round,as it is said the new gov-
erment. is about to do. British Oolum-
bimB are not a cher.T people and we
fancy that they wot.ld not relish cheapness iu otliers. especially those whom
they sent to parliament to represent
them. They would, of course, resent
extravagauce, but a pinching policy
would be just as objectionable to them.
The government is makiug a heroio
attempt to economize, but it is gaining
few friends by tne effort. Judging
from what we hear, the oontrary is
the case.
A good example of the mistake of
pro-election promises of economy haa
been given at Ottawa. When the liberals were in opposition they never
wearied of talking economy and explaining how much more cheaply they
would manage matters if they had control. Liberal papers were also much
given to this kind of argument. Finally the liberals did come into office
i.iid speedily fouud that they oould not
reduce expenditure, that the government would have to keep pace with a
rapidly developing country the ever increasing needs of which demanded
liberal treatment. Accordingly the
expenditure has increased and will
continue to increase. No one considers
tbis an evil, for the country in] the
long run will be able to meet all its
indebtedness. The amusing part of it
ls that the party press has to defend
what it but recently denounced, and
it does it in a very awkward fashion.
Had the liberals in opposition and the
party press takon a sensible view they
would havo seen that a narrow economy could not be enforced without
impairing national interests.
The British Columbia government
should take these lessons to heart and
profit by them.
The judgment of the court confirms
Mr. Higgins in the seat for Esquimalt.
Everyone who knows Mr. Higgins will
be pleased to hear this and. all who
espouse the cause of popular reform
government in this province will welcome the announcement, inasmuch as
Mr. Higgins' success means an additional supporter for that government.
Besides it means the return to parliament of a gentleman who has long
been a residwnt of the province and is
fully lufoimod on all matters pertaining to public life, with force of character enough to assert his knowledge
in the cause of the people. Great
efforts were put forward to defeat Mr.
Higgi ns because he was the only one
of what may be called the old brigade
who dared to assert independence and
a will to aot for himself. But, happily, those efforts failed and Mr. Hig
gins is again a member of the house
and that he will prove a valuable one
will be shown in the futnre.
TORRENS' SYSTEM.
' The world has bad two good  things
from Australia, the   svstem  of  ballot
voting now in  vogue   throughout  tho
empire and partly in use in the  United States and tbe Torrens'   system   of
land transfer.    It has  been  intimated
.that it is the intention of the   provincial government to introduoe the latter
and it could not do anything better  to
facilitate aud simplify  land  transfers
than this.    All persons dealing in real
estate know that before tho ownership
of a  piece  of  land  can  change,   the
vendor must supply deeds and abstract
of title to the satisfaction of  the  vendee and the latter, through his  solicitors, must verify these to satisfy himself that these are correct.    Sometimes
this beoomes a  very complicated  and
oostly  operation, tbe   legal  fees  running to considerable sums.     Tt was to
obviate tbis that  Sir   Henry  Torrens
devised his   system  of  land   transfer
and put it to practical test in Australia
where   it has entirely  superceded   the
old system and gives   general satisfac
tion.
. . ! GOING EAST
Use a first clas-s lino in traveling between
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, and
tbs principal towns in Central Wisconsin
Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Curs
Service .....
The Dining Cars are operated in the Interest (
iu patronx, the most elegant service evci
inaugurated.   Meals are served a la Carte.
T'o obtain first class service your ticket should
read via        .....
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THE WISCONSIN
CENTRAL LINES
Direct connections at Chicago ahd Milwaukee
for aU Eastern points. . . .
For full Information call on your nearest tloke'
agont, or write . . .
Jab. A. Clock,        or       Jab. C. Pond,
General Agent, General Pass. Agent
246 Stark Street, Milwaukee, Win
Portland. Ore.
I ^ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD...
: Real Estate and Insurance Agent.
FOR RENT
Four Roomed House on Observatory St.    $15 per month.
Eight roomed furnished house, Observatory St.
�� The Birkbeck Investment,  Security
% and Savings Co.
5=   advance money on Improved Real Estate.     Repayable in 5 and
g; 8 years by monthly instalments.
i ARTHUR R. SHERWOOD, AG'T.
3
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3
FOR SALE OR RENT.
A six room cottage, well furnished,
situated between the Fire Hall and
Victoria hotel, furniture for sale and
a cottage to rent. Also a corner lot
50xl20feet, opposite Lake View hotel
at $20 per month. Inquire at Farley
& Simpson's store,    tf
Income Property
TRADE TO  BE PROTECTED.
London, Nov. 16.���The foreign office
today, replying to a memorial from
the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, asking if steps had been taken
to indnce us not to impose import
duties on Cuban products, proposed
that every effort would be made to
dure protection for British trade.
CLEARING THE DUNCAN.
The Provincial government has
gang of 20 men at work clearing the
Duncan river of obstructions between
Areenta and Duncan lake. It is in
tended to bnild wing-dams, so as to
confine the water in one channel.
This plan will, it is anticipated, considerably lessen the difficulties of the
task.
JAMAICA'S   POSITION.
The Question of Annexation to Canada
to Be Agitated.
Kingston, Ja., Nov. IB.���Cousider
able disappointment has been oconsion
ed here by a despatch from Washing
ton, announcing the failnre of the lie
gotiations for the proposed Anglo
American reciprocity treaty for the
West Indies. The Hon. S. C. Burke,
the leader of the popular side in the
legislature, in an interview in regard
to this mattor said: "The question
now arises if the West Indies cannot
obtain American reciprocity, then coun
tervailing duties in the home markets
is the only alternative to ruin which
is left ub. But this is a depl. rably in
sufficient one and the question of the
Canadian annexation of Jamaica,
must, therefore, arise and be agitated
as it never has heretofore, with the
view of compelling further action. "
IN THE FRENCH CHAMBER.
The Minister of Marine May Be  Compelled to Resign.
Paris, Nov. 16.���The Soir says:
"M. Lockroy, minister of marine,
may be compelled to resign owing to
hi; attitude, which is antagonistic to
that of his colleagues in the cabinet
regarding the proposed prosecution of
M. Uebaiu Gonier, author of L'Ar-
mee Contro La Nation, which attacks
the present army syBtem in France. "
It appears that M.Lockroy.before entering the cabinet, had congratulated
M. Gonier on the book and that tbis
explains his present attitude of re
Berve. Tho Soir says also: "Tha na
tional defence group in the chamber
met todny and instructed their executive committee to interview M. Delcasse, minister of foreign affairs, with
regard to Mr. Chamberlain's speech.
It was also decided to propose, as tbe
order of the day iu the chamber on
Friday, a resolution pledging the government to assure the efficiency of tho
national defence."
TO VISIT SPAIN.
at
The German Emperor   Will   Laud
Carthagena on Sunday
Madrid. Nov. Ifi.��� The Spanish gov-
ermet has been advised that Emperor
William of Germany will arrive at
Port Maho, Island of Minoroa, on
Friday and that ho will reach Carthagena on Saturday and Cadiz on Sunday. His majesty will observe the
strictest incognito, uo honors will be
rendered him and the forts and the
German warships will merely exchange the usiuil naval salntos. The
Spanish authorities will not board the
imperial yacht, Hohenzollem.
KING HUMBERT  CHEERED.
As He Drove in Stato to Open the Par.
liament of Italy.
Rome,   Nov.    HI.���King   Humbert,
while driving to the house  of  parlia-
1 ment, accompanied by the Queen,    the
1 Crown Princo, tho Duke of Arosta and
1 the Duke of Genoa, was heartily cheer-
Under this plan anyone owning ed and the reading of the speeoh  from
$5250.
THIS WEEK ONLY
Choice lot on Baker
Building now renting
month.   Apply
Street 50x120.
for   $65.00   a
T. G. PROCTER, Baker st.
Nelson.
STYLISH   niLLINERY
DRESSHAKINQ
FANCY DRY GOODS
���AT-
Mrs. McLaughlin's,
JOSEPHINE 8T. NEUON
Subscribe for The Miner
One Vear
Half Year
One nontti
$10.00
$5-00
$1.00
.BV MAIL OR  CARRIER
NOTICE
Notice is hereby tflven that John Bell, formerly of tho NelBon Saw Mill Co. has beon up-
pointed Nelaon agent for Peter Genetlo & Oo.,
vice A. K. vounj?. Contracts in tho future are
10 be made with Mr. Bell or his hshjhihiii. K G
Hav. to whom all money due to the Arm in .to
bo paid. PETKK GENELLE & CO.
REISTERER & CO.,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
NELSON.
B. C.
% SEE ANNABLE
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If you want to Rent, Buy
or Build a House, sell
your L"ts,sell your House,
insure your Property or
your Life, borrow money
- V******/************
I       SEE ANNABLE
- OFFICE VICTORIA ST., ON BRIDGE '���
biUJttJUMUUJMJUJtti
property  can   have   his   title
thereto tb* throne was frequently applauded.
KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY
TIME  CARD   NO. 2
Taking Effect lioo o'cloek a. m., Hrplrmhrr
l��l.   IStS.     PmIIc   or   I VOI It   Meridian
Time.
WestBound
First Claaa
Passenger
Loavea Daily
8.30 a. 111.
8.65 ft, m.
9.15 a.m.
10.00 a. m.
10.08 a. tn.
10.20 a. 111.
10:31 ��. m.
10.95 a. 111.
10.45 a. in.
Arrivo Dully
CODY BRANCH
Mixed Mixed
Leaves Daily Stattona Arrive Daily
11:00a.m. Sandon 11:69 a.m.
11:10 " Cody Junction ���       11:30  "
11:25 " Cody 11:35  "
Arrive Dal Leave Dally
ROBT. IRVINO,        Q KO. Y. COPELAND.
Mtl a.Y.tP. A Buporintondual.
East Bound
Tlmo Card No 2
Flrat Claaa
Sept. lst. 1898.
Passonger
Statlona
Arrive Daily
Kaalo
3.30 p.m.
South Fork
3.05 p.m.
Sproule'a
Whitewater
2.10 p.m.
2.00 p.m.
Boar lAtke
1.60 p.m.
MoGulgan
Pa} no Tram
1.38 pm.
1:23 p.m.
Cody Junotlon
Sandon
1.221.111.
1.16 p.m.
Leave Dally
Thanksgiving
Official Directory.
DOMINION DIRECTORY.
Governor-General . Earl of Abcrdeei.
Premier - . Sir Wilfrid Laurior
Member House of Commons, Dominion Parlin-
ment, Weat Kootenay    *    Hewitt Bosun k
Dep Col. Inland Revenue F VV Swainull
PROVINCIAL DIRECTORY.
Lieut.-Governor - Hon T R Mclnnes
Premier . Hon Chas Semlin
Attorney-General - Hon Joseph Marl in
Mnaterof Finance - Hon tfG Oott on
Minister Minos and Education Hon J Y Hume
Pres Executive Council Hon Dr McKechnio
Member Legislative Aaaembiy tor Nolson Rid-
lilt - Hon J F Hume
NELSON OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
��,yor        ���. " ���.,..     - John Houston
Aldcrmen-Chaa Hillyer, W F Teotnl,   J  A
Gilker, J J Malone, IP Whalley. Thoa Mnd-
J K Strnclian
E A Crowe
A   F McKinnon
W J Thompson
John Hamilton
T M Ward
Ilr. Lnilau
A. L. M'Culloch
Monday, 3 p.m., at
IS DRAWING NEAR. You will have
company for dinner and you will require
something out of the ordinary line of
Groceries.... .... .... ....
Remember.   .   .
WE ARE HEADQUARTERS for Fine
Goods. Truffs, D'Anchois, Pois Moyens,
Caviar, Champignons, Sauces of all kinds,
Cross & Blaekwell's Jams, Jellies, Marmalades and Pickles, McLaren's Cheese,
Lobster, Mackerel, Brook Trout, and
English Prepared Mince Heat.    .   .
M. DesBrisay & Co.,
NELSON, B. U, Aberdeen Block.
den.
City Clerk
Pollco Magistrate
Chief of Police
Chief of Fire Department
Auditor
Water Commiaeioner
Health Officer
City Engineer
City council meets every
city hall, cor Victoria and Josephine et
SCHOOL TBUBTKKS.
Dr. E C Arthur. Dr. GAB Hall, Goo John-
atone.   Principal���J.   Hostloy   Soady. B. A.
SOUTH KOOTENAY BOARD OF TRADE.
President J Roderick Robortson.
Vice-President - James Lnwrenoo.
Secy-Trcas. - John A Turner.
KOOTENAY LAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL
President John A. Turner
Vice-Pres. W. A. Jowett.
Secretary F. W. Swannell
Treas. ��� j a Forin
Medical Sept. . Dr. G. A B Hall
PROVINCIAL JAIL DIRECTORY.
Warden Capt, N. Fitzstubbs
First Jailer -                              R. Liddell
Socond Jailer Goo. Partridgo
Third Jailer -                 John McLaren
Senior Guard R Inoe
Surgeon -                     Dr. Symonds
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
Government Inspoctor of Agoncios W J Goepel
Gold Commissioner - O. G. Dennis
Mining Recorder-Tax Col - R F Tolmie
Collector of Customs - Geo. Johnstone
Provincial Assessor John Keen
County Court Judge ��� J A Forin
Registrar - E T H Simpkins
Inspector of Schools - William BuniB
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
WHOLESALE ANI) RETAIL DEALERS IN
. . FRESH . .
AND SALT MEATS
dumps supplied on shortest notice and Lowep Prices
Mail Orders receive Careful attention.
Nothing hut fresh and wholesome meats and supplies
kept in stock.
Markets at Nelson and Ymir.
E. C. TRAVES
Manager.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Relail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
&'&�������������������������������� -s^s
Branch. Markets in Bossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Co.
The   Crow's   Nest   Pass   Coal
is now prepared to receive orders for
Domestic and Steam Coal  and   Black
smith's Fuel.
PRICE :    Domestic   and    Steam   Coal    $5.75   per   ton
Blacksmith's Fuel $10.00 per ton.    Delivered $1 per ton
Orders   Received afc C. W. West A  Ce'��.  Office
CHARLES ST. BARBE, General Agent.
The   Northern  Pacific Coal  Oo.
Is not only prepared lo receive orders hut
can rill thein promptly.
For Domestic Coal, the best in the Market, $10.50 per
ton delivered.   Orders taken at Telephone 35
GAHBLE & O'REILLY      0ene"" A"nt'-
ARCHBOLD & PEARSON
IA MM.  MFIMK., M Min. Assoc Ourawail 1
MINING ENGINEERS AND ASSAYERS
Opposite Phair Hotol,
NELSON. B.C.
P. O. BOX 583.
INFANT  SCHOOL
Corner Ward and Mile. HU,
MRS. NICKERSON
F.E. MORRISON, D.D.S.
has taken over the practice of
Dr.    H.   E.   Hall and  is  prepared to do all kinds of Dental
Work  by latest methods. . .
Broken Hill lllock Baker M.
Extondbd experience ln Clitlo and German
South Africa. Assays and analysis of oroH.
Itoports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground surveying and ulna plans kept
up ky Mntraet.
NOTICE.
NKLSON POST OFFICE
United Suites, Ontario, Que
bee and Eastern Provinces
Points on N. Sc Y. S. lino.
Victoria and Rowland.
New Denver, Sandon and
Slocan Lake Points.
Kaslo and Kootonay Lako
Point*
Rossland. Trail, Nakusp.
Itobson, points on main lino
C. P. R., Vancouvor and
Winnipeg
Due
5.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
OFFIOE HOURS.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Genoral
Delivery, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.;  Registration, 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monoy Ordors and Savings Bank
9 a.m. Id 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.in).
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
Church ok ENGLAND���Matin lla.m.; Even
Song. 7.^0 p.m. overy Sunday. Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month after
Matins; on 2nd and -IIH Sundays, at 8 a.m.
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. S. Akehurst. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
Phkhuvtbkian ClluKcn���Services at 11 a.m.
and  7.30   p.m.     Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayor meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.l
        "������������* fa,
cnlng   at 8   o'clock.     Rov.  II. I
Pastor.
Christian Endeavor Soclot
day  evening   at 8   ocloc)
y meets overy Mon-
ik.     Rev.  R. Frow,
Mktiiodibt CniiHcii-Corncr Silica and
Josephine Streets. Services at lla.m. and 7.30
p. m. ; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meeting on Frldny evening at 8 o'clock: Kpworth
League C, K., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Ilov. John
Robson, Pnstor.
OATmJtio Church-Mate at Nelson, flrat
and third Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m.; Honcdlo-
linn nt 7.30 lo 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland
Priest.
Baptist Church - Service* morning and
evoningatll a.m.and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting .Vednosday evening at 8 p.m.; Meetings
are held in tho school bouso, Strangers coral-
ally welcomed.   Rov. G   l(. Welch, Pastor.
Salvation AHire-BicvIo e every evening
at a o'clock In ban*1 nk'*i n Victoria street
Adjutant Millner in charge.
liODWK M K
[NTS.
A
El SON LODGE, No. 23. A. F.&A
M. meets socond Wednesday in each
month.   Viidtlng brethren invited.
G. L. Lbnnox, Secretary.
jgBt&v     1*   O.  O.   F.     Kootenay  Lodge
-HKp No. Ki, meets every Monday night,
-""""     at   their  Hall,  Kootenay street.
Sqjournlng Odd Follows cordially Invitod.
A. H. Clements, N. Q.      Fred J Squires, Secy
NELSON   LODGK   No. 25, K. of  P.
ameots In Castlo hall, McDonald block
every   Tuosday  evening at  8 o'clock.
All visiting knights tcordlally Invitod,
It G. Jot, C. C.
Gko. Ross K. of R. and S.
NKLSON   LODGE,   I. O. G. T.      Meets in
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, overy Monday
evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars eor-
Invited, John Tklkord,
Chiof Tomplnr.
J. F. Jacobson   Sec'y
dlally invited,
NELSONS
SONS    OF    E'
QUEEN
ENGLAND,
NO.   241
meet
second and fourth Wednesday
oach month at K. of P. Hall, Moo
Donald Block, cor. Vernon and
Josephine streets. Visiting brethren cordially invited.
Chas. H. Farrow,
Socretary.
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 moeta
1st and 3rd Wodncsday in eaoh month in tho
K of P Hall. F W Swanoll, C. D. S. Cl. R.i J R
Green, C.R.: J. I'urkisa, Secy.
NKLSON LODGK, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., moet
every Thursday in tho I.O.O.F, hall. G 0
William., M.W.: VV 8 Smith, Uec.-Soo.; J. J.
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and
P. M. W.
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1092 meets in tho Mo
Donald block overy Thursday ovjnlng at 8
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invited
John Toyo W.M.; Y. J. Bradley, R.8.
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'y.
Nelson  d. Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
Until further notice no  passengers  will  bo
carrlod over tho line of the Crow's Nest Pass
railway between Kuskonook and Cranbrook.
BY ORDBR.
The only aU rail route without ohang
of oars botween Nelson and Bossland and
Spokane and Bossland.
(DAILY)
Leave 6-20 a.m, NELSON Arrive 5-35 p.m
"   12:05 "  BOSSL'D    "  11:20
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "   3-10 p-m
Train that leaves Nelson at 6:20 a.in
makeB close connections at Spokane toi
all Paciiic Coast Points.
Passengers tor Kettle Biter and Boundary Creek, oonneot at Marons with Stage
Daily.
C. G. DIXON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane  Wash
ti. K. TAOKAUUEY,
Age*at,NoUaii, B. O. THE MINER, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1898.
FRENCH POLICY
IN NEWFODNDLAND
The Secretary For the Colonies Condemns it.
be the largest and best ever shown in
British Columbia Visitors from [Spokane, Seattlo and Vancouver stain that
there is ho jewellery storo in those
cities which aro equal to Mr. Dover's
and Nelsou should t proud to have
such an etablishuieut in the city.
Watch for his advertisement in tomorrow morning's Miner.
THE BODY POUND.
UNEASINESS AT PARIS
The Impression is That Great Britain Will
Settle all Questions Pending While
She' iB Prepared.
St. Johns, Nfld., Nov. 16.���The
speech of Mr. Joseph Chamberlain,
British secretary of stato for tho colonics, beforo tho national Liberal-Unionists conference at Manchester, England, yesterday, in the course of which
he condemned the French policy in
Nowfonnlaud along the treaty shore,
gives general satisfaction here. It is
regarded as ensuring a speedy settlement of the question. Mr. Chamberlain recently dispatched a royal -commission here to inquire iuto the whole
matter of French treaty rights. The
commissioners found the French
claims far more exacting than the
treaties permitted, and, before leaving a fortnight ago to return to England they expressed their intention of
supporting the case of Newfoundland
upon every count. There is no doubt
that Mr. Chamberlain's emphatic declaration at Manchester is the result
of a conference he has had with the
commissioners since their return to
England.
CAUSES DISQUIET AT PARIS.
Paris, Nov. 16.���The speech of Mr,
Joseph Chamberlain, British secretary
of state for the colonies at Manchester
yesterday, has had a disquieting effect
upon French officials, whero it had
been expected that the ovacuatiou of
Fashoda would satisfy Great Britain.
Mr. Chamberland's statements are regarded here as indicating Great Britain's desiro to discuss and settle all
questions ponding while sho is iu a
stato of preparedness to exert pressure
in support of her views. High officials suggest tbat tl.e result of the
British attitude may be a close uuder-
sauding betwoen France and Germany
on colonial matters. They s;<y such an
understanding would meet with the
support of Russia, would find ardent
adherents among French officers and
would be welcomed by the French nation   at large.
A Prominent Lawyer of Spokane Killed by Falling From u Train.
Spokane, Nov. 15.���Thc (load body
of Jay H. Adams, oue of the prominent attorneys of the state has boen
found noar the Northern Pacific track
in the vicinity of Hope, Idaho, with
his skull caved in. Mr. Adams foil
from a moving train and struck on the
rocks 4fi feet below the track. He was
counsel for the Grout Northern and
Spokano Falls and Northern railway
companies. The body was brought
here for burial.
INTERNATIONAL   CONFERENCE.
GOLDIE'HARRIVALON A SPECIAL
Mike Goldstein, "Goldie" the well
knowu and popular business manager
of the R. E. French Thoatro Co.,
which opens for a week at the skating rink arrived in town yesterduy ou
a special. "Goldio's" former visit to
Nelson was full of adventures aud mishaps but ho turned right-side up. The
R. E. French Theatre company will bo
the last big and strong attraction that
will play in Nelson this season. The
company will opon in Sims' and Pot-
itt's groat English melodrama,
"Hands Aoross the Sea," with special
scenery aud new and up-to-date songs
and specialties betwoen the acts.
FINE JEWELRY ESTABLISHMENT
Mr. Jacob Dover has just opened up
a line assortment of sterling silver
manicure sets with from six to 14
pieces, plain and amethyst set, gentlemen's travelling cases, military
brushes, etc., etc., which though sterling are being sold lower than can be
obtained elsewhere. During his recent
trip east Mr. Dover purchased goods
direct from the manufacturers and is
in a position to sell them   at  least  mi
Eot cent less Ihan tho prices that have
itherto prevailod in British Columbia. Ho is awaiting the arrival of
show cases from the east in order to
display the balance of his stock which
when completed will,   without doubt
A RANGE FINDER
is part of the equipment of every
war vessel.
But anyone can find th'e range they
want by coming here. We have
Stoves and Ranges of all sizes and various styles in stock and each one is well
mado, strong and an economical user
of fuel.
The Perfection is about one of the
best cookers on the market. Burns
coal or wood and gives fine results.
Our line of Heaters is very hapd-
some.
importers of
Paints, Oils, Shelf Hardware,
Plumber's Supplies,
Miners' Supplies
It is Said There Has Boon An Advance in Reciprocity Negotiations.
Washington, Not. 16.���The Anglo-
American commission held a brief formal session todny, adjourning iu ordor
that tlio sepnrato conferences representing the two countries might proceed.
Reciprocity continues to be the main
subject uuder discussion aud it is understood that nn advance has been
made towards a tentative agreement
on a few articles which are to be the
subject of reciprocal concessions.
CITY AND VICINITY
Condensed News of the Happenings of the
Week In and Around  Our Busy
Oity and Kootenay.
A meeting of the creditors of the T.
W. Gray estate will be held at 2 o'clock
this afternoon in the Board of Trade
rooms.
The Rev. Robson,   minister of the
Methodist church, is  confined to his
house suffering from an attack of typhoid fever.
LOST���Between the Hotel Hume and
the post office, a stick pin, butterfly
design, with setting of turquoise.
Finder will be rewarded by leaving
same at the Hume.
About thirty of the officers nnd
members of Nelson lodge, I. 0, G. T.
met* at thc residence of Mr. Coxhend
on Tuesday evening and spent a very
enjoyable evening.
In the police court yesterday Emma
Johnson wns brought up on remand of
the charge of being drunk and causing
a disturbance oil Victoria street last
Saturday. Police Magistrate E. A.
Cmase imposed a line of #10 and costs
which was paid.
A new skating rink is being erected
at the corner of Stanley and Houston
streets. The rink will bo 60 by 150
feet clear, and will be open for curling,
as well us skating and hockey. Four
well known Nelson business men are
interested in the venture.
Owing to the illness of Rev. Mr.
Robson, the congregational meeting of
the Methodist church called for this
evening will not take place. Arrangements havo been made whereby during
the illness of the pastor, services will
be held as usual morning and evening
in the Methodist church.
The firo brigado was called out yesterday afternoon by an alarm, caused
by a burning chimney on tho house
of Mr. M. O'Reilly ou Stanley street.
The boyB turned out promptly but
aftor dragging tho hose cart up the
hill they found that their services
were not required as all danger to the
house was past.
Thc following notice has boon sent
out to 0. P. R. passenger agents:
"Tourist cars for St. John, N.B., connecting with Atlantic steamers will
pass Rovelstoke, Nov. 25, Deo. 2, ��,
and 16. Berth rates on trains, Revelstoke to St. John, $8. The last steamer from Fort William for Owen Sound
will leave Nov. 29.
Two rooms of the new sohool building wero opened yesterday with
classes of Principal Soady and Miss
O'Reilly. Miss Wickham the new
teacher has entered upon her duties,
lu future the principal will devote his
uttention entirely to the fourth and
fifth classes. Thero were 16 new
pupils enrolled yesterday.
A barge containing seven car loads
of coal camo iu yesterday from the
Crow's Nest Pass. Five cars are consigned to the Hull Mines smelter, one
to C. St. Barbe, the company's local
agent, uud one to Rossland. This is
the first shipment of coal received from
tlie now coal mines. Thore were originally I) ears in the shipment, but 2
were knocked into the Moyie rivor by
a landslide.
A practico in view of the forthcoming concert ou Thanksgiving night
was held yosterdaj evening at Mr. W.
F. Brougham's house, all the ladies
aud gentleniuii comprising ths chorus
and orchestra being present. The
choruses rehearsed included the Hallelujah chorous from Beethoven's
Mount of Olives, "Sweet and Low"
by Sir Joseph Baruby, the Song of the
Vikings by Eaton Failing, a Kootenai
Idyll by W. F. Brougham, aud the
Pilgrim's chorous from Wagner's
Tannhauser. The chorus acquitted
themselves exceedingly well, aud tho
practico was voted a great success.
After the singing was over, those present formed themselves into a musical
society with a ti yearly subscription,
to be devoted to the purchase of the
necessary music.
examining some properties in the St.
Mary's country, returns to Rossland
on this morning's train.
Among the arrivals at the Queen's
are F. W. White, Ottawa; Gord'in
Grant. Kuskonook; W. H. Glaze and
T. Frank, Erie; R. H. Dickson, Niagara, and J. B. Tierney, Cranbrook.
Among thise registered at the Hume
are D. W. Moore Trail; F. J. Bvron.
Silverton; A. P. Barrett, Omaha; T.
H. Fruman. Victoria; O. F. Harrison,
Onialui; H. H. Love, A. G. McKenny
and A. H. Gilpin, Toronto; J. F.
Stevous. St. Paul.
Among those registered nl the Phair
are C. H. Tnvlor Montreal; B, J.
Matthews, Pilot Bay; II. J. Hiigon,
Baltimore; L. R. Forbes, New Denver ; T. B. Brophy and W. J. Earle,
B. C. S. railwav; J. C. Holden, St.
John, N. B.. ; W. H. McKee, Brooklyn.
TO-NIGHT
Inlernalional Navigation i Trading Company
-AT-
PERSONAL   MENTION
D. MoLeod, purchasing agent for
Mann, Foley Bros. & Larsen, is at the
Hume.
R. K. Neill, manager of tho Second
Relief mine near Erie, is a guest at
the Hume.
The following members of the Jane
Coombs company are staying at tbo
Hume: Miss Jane Coombs, F. A.
Brown, F. Clark. Miss Alice James
and Miss Carlton.
John McKane, secretary of the Rossland Board of Trade,   who has been
< liitnru * ti; or improvements.
SMKRALIIA MINEHKL CLAIM.
Situate in the Si.ocan City Minixo Division ofWestKootenayDibtrict. Where
Located:���On Dayton Cheek.
TAKE NOTICE thnt I, Fletcher S AndrcwR.
Froo Miner's Certifloate No. 4238a, act-
iiiH* as n��uiit. for Thomns Cook Gray, Free
Miner's Certificate No, 45253a and Henry McKay, Freo Miner's Certilieate No. 11717a, intend, sixty days from the dato hereof, lo apply to the MiniiiK Hccorder for a Certificate
of Improvements, for the purposo of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above Claim.
And further tako notice that action, under
.Section 37, must bo eonimonced before the issuance of such Certiiicato of Improvements.
Dated this 251 h day of Octobor. 1888,       llli
At Hotel Hume Hall,
AMERICA'S QREATEST ACTRESS
MISS JANE COOMBS
will  present  Charles
Dickens' Master-piece
Bleak Ifoouee
Summer Card.
Effective June 30, 1898
Subject to change Without notice.
4*
tf
Supported by Her Superb Company....
���>o��>����>o..X��4-o<��e<'����c<'
LUCY MINERAL CLAIM
Situate in the Goat River Mining Divis
ion of West Kootenay District.���
Where Located:���On White Grouse
Mountain. ���
TAKE NOTICE that I, Jos. Dlanchard, Free
Minor's Certiiicato No. l(i:*2!l.i. acting as agont
for myself and Goo. Nowel Free Miner's Certilieate No. 2335a. Joseph Polrier No. 21625a,
Intend sixlv dayH from tho date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certiiicato of
Improvemenis for lhe purposo of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above Claim.
And further tako notice that action, under
section 37, must ho commenced before tho Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
JOSEPH BLA.VCHARD.
Datod this 5th dav of November. 1898.
ADMISSION, 50, 75 A St.OO
Seats on Sale at W. F. Teetzel's Drug Store.
Don't miss this opportunity cf seeing
a really 6rst class Play.
2>. flfocBrtbur & Co.
FURNITURE
At Reduced Prices for Cash to make Room for new goods
NELSON
SODA   WATER FACTORY.
TELEPHONE NO. 31.
Manufacturers of
AwL OARBONATED WATERS.
Halcyon  Hot Spring*  Waler Aerated and
Supplied tu the Trade.
Special snlo of white and] rey blankets at Fred Irvine & Co's. *
Sewing By The Day.
APPLY HOOM
Hotel Hume
Coughs
f Colds::
are prevalent at this lime
of the year. If you are
troubled with either we
wish to inform you that
you will find a full line of
the popular remedies at
Yustiii's Dmc Store
OPPOSITE QUEEN'S HOTEL.
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FOR BUILDING UP
the strength of the little ones we
have allthe 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 ���'ill be pleased
with their quality and price,
Canada Drug & Book Oo.
Bedroom Sets
Parlor Sets Wilton Rug
Carpets, Ingrain
Full line of Household and Office Furniture at a liberal discount,
ing and Embalming a Specialty.
$15.00 and up
$60.00
30c per yd. and up.
Undertak-
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There is no waste of effort to keep
the fire going
IN A  "FAMOUS" STOVE OR RANGE
There is no waste of fuel, no waste of heat,
no waste of labor with a " Famous" Stove
or Range. You get the most heat with the
least fuel, because the " Famous" is scientifically constructed. You Iget more service from a '��� Famous" because it is built of
the best material in the best way. Everyone gets the most satisfaction from the
"Famous" Stoves and Ranges because they
are perfect in every point. We have them
in all sizes and at al) prices.
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HOTEL    HUME
(ttor. Marb & fltrnon ��i��.
kelson... *OB. C.
Finest Hotel in the Interior.
Steam Heat and Electric Light in every room.
Large Sample rooms for Commercial  Travellers.    Rates Reasonable
H. D. HUME, Manager.
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thoroughly refitted and refurnished and will be open to
the public on Thursday, November S.
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Stand      Nelson
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J. F. Delaney
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J. I. Mcintosh
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orarc Tnraer.Beeekh Block. Nelson, B. C.
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OF CANADA
HEAD OFFICE ��� TORONTO.
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\ H. 3. Howland
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a  ro Ni vis Agents   on  boats  and
trains out of Nelson.
President
General Manager.
NELSON BRANCH
J. M. LAY, MANA��utt,
South b'otl.   S. 8. lm. 1 nun.mnl    North b'nd
Head down Head up
Train Lvs l.OO p.m. Sandon In.nOn.m. Train Ar
"   Ar  3.15   "     Kuslo     BOO   "       "    Lv
Boat Lvs. 3.30a.m. Knslo    8.30p.m. BoatAr
"      "    1.30   " AlnHworth 7.30	
"     fi 00   "  Pilot. Hay (1.45	
"       "6 30   "    Bnlfour    11.10	
"    Ar   6.40   " 5 Mile Pt. 5.25    "        "    "
"      "    7.15   "   Nelson    1.16   "        "   Lv
Train "  10.06 p.m. N'thport 1.S5   " Train   "
"    "   11.20   " Rowland 12.05 a.m.   "       "
"     "    3.10   " Spokane   8.30    "
Sandon-KaRlo  train dally.   Boat and   Spa
kaue train dally except Sundny.
8. ��.  AllH-rlu.
Train Lvb 1.00 p.m. Kaudun 10.60 n.m. Train Ar
'���   Ar  3.15   "    Kaslo    8.00   "       ,"    l.v
Boat Lvh 5.00 " Kaslo 1.00 " Boat 1r
"      "     8.20  "Ainsworth 11.40 p.m.     "       "
"      "     7.00   " Pilol. Bar 11.00	
"      "   10.00   "  Kuskon'k 8.00   "        "       '
"      "   12.00 m. Gout HlverB 00   "
"      "     1.00 a.m. Bonndary 5.00 '
" Ar      8.00  " B'rs Kerry 2.(10   "        "     Lv
Train Lv 11.40 " B'rs Ferry 1.15 " Train Ar
" Ar 2.45 p.m. Spokane 7.60 a.m. " Lv
Sandon-Kaslo train daily.   Boat leaves Kaalo
for above  points  Tuesdays and   Saturdays
Returning on Wednesdays nnd Sundays.
Special Kootenay Lake nervine.
Commencing 20 June, 1808.
On Monday,  Tliuitdiij-  and   Friday   8.
Alberta will loave Kaslo 5 p.m., for Ainsworlli
Pilot Bay and Nelson.
Leaving Nelson 8 a.m., Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and Kaslo,
calling at all way points.
(All times are subject to change without notlc
Meals and berths not included.
Passengers on S. S. International from Ne
son, Spokane, etc., for points on  Kootenay
Lake south of Pilot Huy, will connect at that
point with theS. S. Alberta.
Passengers for Nelson via S. S. Alberta, from
points south of Pilot Bay, can, by arrangement,
with purser, havo stop-over at Pilot Bay or
Ainsworth, or connect with S. S. International
at Kaslo.
The company's steamers connect Kootenay
Lake and Slocan points with all points in the
United Stntes and Canada; by way of Spokano
and Kootonay Hlver.
Tickets sold and baggage checked to all
points by purs rs on steamers or at our office.
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P. O. Box 122. Kaslo. B.C
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First class and Tourist Sleepers
through from Pacific to Atlantic
aud to St. Paul daily.
THK0UGH   TICKETS  TO   AND   FB0H
PAETS OF OANADA AND THE
UNITED STATES.
All
DAILY TRAIN.
To Kossland and Main Line points
fl.40p.m.-Lcave*-NKL,BON-Arriros-10.30p,m
Kootenny Lake   Kuslo Boute.
Str. Kokanek
Excopt Sunday. Kxcept 8unday
4   p.m.���Leavos-NELSON���Arrives-11   a.m
Kooienay River Moult-.
Str. Nblson.
Mon., Wed., Fri. Mon,, Wed., Fri.
7 a.m.���Loavos���NKL80N���Arrives���8.80   p.m.
Makes connection at Pilot Bay with Str. Kokanee in both directions.
Steamers on their respective routes call at
principal Landings in both directions and at
other points whon signalled.
Trains to and from Sloean City, Sandon
and Sloean Lake  Points.
(Sundays Excepted)
0 a. m.-Lcavos-NKLSON���Arrives-2.20 p. m.
Ascertain Rates
and full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or GKO. S. BKKK, City Ticket
Agent, Nolson,
JOHN HAMILTON, Agont, Nelson
. F. ANDERSON,
Trav. Pass. Agent,
Nelson
K. J. COYLK,
Dist. Pass. Agent
Vancouver
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IT
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It Is tke Heaviest Balled Line.
���t kns a Hock llnl lasl Boadbi'd.
���t Crosses No Sand Desserts.
It Is the Only Une  Running   Lnxnrlens
Clnb Kooih Cars.
II Is Noted for the Courtesy or Ib Employes
It Is the Only Une Serving Meals  on
��� ln Carte  Plan.
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IT
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"Well, won't your pa be pleased?"
cried j.rs. Buttles.
The slim girl with the rose-leaf complexion, and the silky Muck braid dangling ln the hollow betwoen her shoulders,
turned quickly. The pretty flush orept
from her cheeks to her forehead, her
liquid dnrk eyes brightened and glowed.
"Will lt cheer him up, do you really
think, ma?" snid sho.
Mrs. Battles wus dishing the dinner,
for lt was noon and time fur Kace BattleB
to come upstairs from the grocery. She
waved the coffee pot perilously at her
daughter's faoe, ln a gesture of reproach.
"Stella Battlesl Don't you know no
more of your pa than not to know he'll
be tickled to death? There ain't a father
ln town wouldn't be I I should say!"
Stella placed the bread and the tiny
mite of butter���meals did not have their
former generous look at the grocer's now.
She looked at the table-cloth and spoke
ln a soft rush, like one who fears the falling of her own courage midway: "Ma, I
know he would bo pleased, usually, but
���he seema so changed and worried all
the time now; and���and there would be
the expense of the graduating dress, the
gloves and ribbons and those things���"
"Don't you fret, lambie," returned the
mother, tenderly, as the girl's voloe
quivered and sank; "If pa can't raise the
money for your graduating muslin, your
ma can I And you know pa sets the
world and all by your learning. But
he's so beset and worried, now, he don't
know which way to turn. But you see
how it is. Stella, It's seven weeks now
since the boys struck, and the hills are
going on and on; and there don't seem
no more chance now than there was the
flrst week���not so much even���that the
strike will be settled; and however will
the bills be paid? It makes the creeps
oome up my back when I think of lt; I
don't wonder there's gray hairs in Race's
head nor that he groans in his sleep. I
don't see how pa'd live through lt to fall.
He said that when he mortgaged the
house Inst week, and I cried when I
signed. But he's got the money to pay
Wells.    He's the worst, that muni"
She inolined her comely head toward
the open door, through which one oould
see all the variegated pomp of the Battles'
parlor, the tapestry sofa, tho columned
and ohamferod mantel, and the geraniums and fuchsias, behind the lnce cur
tains. On the mantel-piece (tastefully
draped ln light-blue silk) were two Par-
Ian marble statuettes. One, the Battles
had discovered since Stella studied Latin,
represented Clytle emerging from her
sunflower; the other they hod always revered as tho bust of Abraham Lincoln.
Both works of art were bought at a bar- I
gain sale by Mr. Battles, and had been
preserved in a drawer and tissue-paper
until tho parlor was furnished.
The other ornaments were two photographs, ono thrown on convex glass and
colored, tho photograph of a smiling baby
bny; the other, that of a middle-aged
man whose Arm fe itures and slight
frown of tntentness u* ide a faco of mark.
A black-and-white portrait, plainly a
bromide enlargement from the photograph below, hung on the opposite wall.
"I don't see why pu keeps his photograph up there," continued Mrs. Battles,
her black eyes snapping, "mean as he's
treated him, after he's bought goods
thero for ten years and paid prompt, too
���much as telling pa he'd break hhn If
he didn't pay up the note due this week!"
"Oh, ma, how can he pay?" cried
Stella.
"He's mortgaged the building, that's
how," returned Mrs. Battles, sombrely.
"Aud he ain't left himself enough to pay
the Are Insuranoo."
"And pa's so seared of fire!"
"Well ho may bo; we was burned out
onoe!" The woman sighed heavily. "I
suppose I hud ought to remember. Harcourt T. Wells was good then; but why
did ho want to turn on your pa now?
Haco couldn't do enough for that man.
When wo was married he was clerking
for him; and he'd work overhours, and
he'd turn his hand to anything for Harcourt T. Wells. Looked like he just
revelled In doing for him; and he'd talk
to me���why, you'd think the sun rose
and set with him. And when he run for
mayor, you remember your pa was fit to
drop, he worked so hard. I ain't exaggerating to say your pa'd a-givo his life for
that man any hour ul Iho day. Yes, he
would to-day. And look at tho way he's
been treated!"
"But he used to be kind once " Stella
Interceded. "I remember the things he
sent every Christmas!"
"Ho ain't kind now. He hadn't got no
business to fly out at pa llko he dono und
pa not doing a thing. .lest for nothing
but because he would give credit to tho
boys���those boys that always had trade*!
with hlni. Vour pa Clinic home White ns
ashes. It was ull I eould dn to get lt out
uf him. He'd met Wells nn the street
walking with old Cochrane himself.
Minute he seen your pn ho twisted his
eyebrows. 'Walt a minute, Mr. Battles,'
says he���didn't call htm Haoe, like he
used to do, and looked llko loe at him,
und I know just how hot your pa got,for
his collar wus wilted clean down and It
was a cool April day���'I hear you have
gone buck on what you promised mo,'
says he. 'I didn't promise you nothing,'
says your pa. He told me ho was k Inder
startled and didn't rightly know what
he was saying. 'It was un implied promise,' Buys Wells; '1 advised you for
your good. If you don't choose to follow
my advice, woll and good; Imt I warn
you here, I shan't tako your bad accounts
for any excuse next June. Qood-morn-
lng.' And your pa, he was so dazed und
so kinder wanting to cry, ho felt bo awful that he hadn't a won! to say, just
gasped like a fish out of water; and they
walked away. And it was the next day
he got notloe that lie would havo to pay
cash for anything he bought at Wells Sc
Co. It fairly made your pa sick. I never
s en him look that way since little Harcourt died."
"Ho was named after Mr. Wells," said
Stella, thoughtfully. "Ms, pa thought a
great deal of Mr. Walls." She, too, now
was looking at the picture across the
threshold. She was trying to match this
unknown feeling with her own friendships. She thought of her best friend ut
the High Sohool; did grown men and
women have their friendships, too? Such
a thing seemed queer and almost indecorous, as vivid emotion of any kind in
older people always looks to youth; but
jiiercing her shamefaced youthful estimation of her father's excess of feeling ns
not quite sensible, was a passionate
thrill of sympathy. Stella haa her mother's limpid, long-lushed, dark eyes, and
(Continued.)
AMID   ROMANCE.
(Continued From Yesterday.)
tjtttel on a steed of glittering steel���at
midnight.
The poison was ln his blood. He had
oaten of the lotus, and he forgot home and
the past. He gave reckless rein to the
course of young blood, and so a fortnight
passed away. There wore no more lotters.
They were being sent to Santa Barbara,
where he had told the brown eyed girl that
the flrst weeks ln March would find him.
He had uut written to her. He hud meant
lo, but lt was the land of poco tlempo.
In pursuance of tho romanco he was living, he ono day put on the dirty overalls
and hat of old Mnv-aio and went with
Alicia to ths Sau Gnnrlel railway station
to wash and pack oranges. Alicia was
dressed in faded dark blue, with a yellow
handkerchief around her nock and a pink
bow in her hair. Sho was very protty and
very open in accepting the open devotion
of the American. It was still just a lark
for him. It was ralhor more for her���a
little more.
A tallyho drovo up to the station, and
thc driver stopped it that his party of
tourists might watch one of the really picturesque scenes left to tho United StateB.
Some of the washers looked up. Cameron
and Alicia Manzelo were talking together
and did not. Both were gazing light love
Into each other's eyes. The boss of the
gun ,' came up to tho tallyho with a hand
ful of oranges. The flnost ono, all wet
and glistening with its scrubbing, he offered to the girl on the (ront seat.
"Thank you. What a splendid onol"
���he praised. "I am so thirsty that it will
taste good."
"Muy I peel lt for you?" he asked, with
an inflection that showed him English at
onco.
He had not offered to pool them for the
others, but this was a very beautiful woman, with brown hair and a skin that reminded him of tho women at home. While
he prepared it she looked'at* the workers,
and when he handed it to her, "Thank
you," she said again. "And can you tell
me who that man by the girl ln the blue
gown is?    Ho is evidently not Mexican."
He wondered why she should caro to
know, but ho answered: "No, he is an
American. All I can tell you about hiin
ls that his name seems to be Kelson lt is
what the girl culls him."
"The girl?"
"Yes. It's a picturesque flirtation, 1
gather from her father. It has been toir.g
on for some weeks, and the old man says
Nelson, or whatever his name really is,
means to marry her, but lt is unsiuc."
"Very, 1 should say," said tho girl reflectively.
"They rarely do, theso whites that make
love to pretty Mexicans," added thc Kng
lishman.
The pretty Mexican cast up her dark
eyes just then and took notico of tho tallyho. She had known It was there all along,
but sho had not been interested in it.
"The lady on the front watch you," the
murmured to her companion.
Cameron glanced up. He caught the
unfaltering look of the brown eyes, and
the scales���the rosy scales of romance-
fell from his own. He dropped the orange
that he held Into the water ln his tub and
started to the tallyho, but he took ouly u
step, then wont back. The girl on the
front seat had turned to the others.
"Can't we get out for awhile? I'm sure
we are all cramped and tired, and I should
like to watch this pretty sceuo for a bit."
The Englishman helped her down, but
she thanked him and walked away. Her
manner Implied that she would make her
own Investigations. She wandered among
the boxes and the tubs and trays, hazarding a word to the washers here and thero.
Most of them did not understand her. She
came up Anally besido Cameron's tub and
���poke to him. The onlookers fancied thut
���he might be asking how many orangos
he had cleaned that day. Alicia, a half
dozen feet away at the ond of the truy,
was unconcerned. So the Anglo-Saxon
conduota his tragedy.
"It is evidently moro attractive bere
than ln Santa Barbara,'' tho fair American said in cool, placid tones.
Cameron stammered.
"I can't blame you. It breaks my heart,
of course, but that can't be helped. I ean
stand lt, and better now than Inter. Only
I cared for you a great ileal���agreat, great
deal."   She stopped.
"Don't you now?" asked Cameron
baldly.
"Yes. Isuppose 1 always shall, too; but,
of course, 1 shall never see you again."
He started to protest, a little outraged
in feelings at her severity.
"Please don't make a scene, "she said
anxiously. "It won't do auy good. You
ought to kuow me well enough to know
that."
Cameron reflected that Alicia would
have screamed und cried and btabbed perhaps, but would have forgiven. That waa
her Latin blood. This girl was Anglo-
Saxon. She would never forgive, but
neither would sho ever forget He understood. He was of her race. So hu kept
silence.
"Do you love her?" she asked him.
"No."
"Is she���was she good?"
"I think so."
"Did you tell her you would marry
her?"
"Yes."   He did not attempt to evade.
"Thou you will keep tho promise will
you uot?"
Ho did not answer.
"1 must leave that to you," she finished.
"If you think you should, you will do lt.
Goodby."
Thu cool  possessors of hot, young blood
parted after the manner of the well bred
of Ihelr kind. The girl drove away through
tho country of romance.    She was iu Ely ���
| sluu fluids and her heart and soul woro iu
I hades, but no ono knew that.
The man washed his fruit in silence
' while tbe llttlo daughter of thc land stood
i beside him, patiently waiting for him to
j speak. When he did, he said, "Wo shall
I be married in a week at the mission,
I Alicia."
" Ves," she answered, pleased.
And the romanco was closed.���Uwen-
lolen Overton ln Argonaut.
NELSON MARKETS.
The following are the prices of groceries, provisions, etc., as quoted by our
local dealers. It is the intentiou ot
The Miner to have these prices corrected everv week by trustworthy dealers, so that residents of the oity and
others may be informed as to tho cost
of living in the city:
Flonr.
Ogilvie's Hungarian per 50 lb sack.. 1 75
Lake of the Woods " .. 175
Snow Flake per 50 lb sack  1 50
��� (Brain
Wheat per ton Wno@.15<X)
Bran perton  20 *XX*i"-'2 0(1
Ground feed per ion MOPSSBOO
Corn (wholo)       "         2-5 00W28 Ou
Com (cracked)   "        27 (Xi��W> oil
Oals ���'         30 00e��:i2 Oil
Oatmeal per 10 lbs       VXa    60
Hollcd ont* IB & Kl  05
Rolled oats (B & K) 8tb sack  40
Feed.
Hay (baled) por ton  10 00@20 00
Vegetables.
Potatoes per 100 lbs    1 00�� 1 25
Reels per lb  24
Cabbage per lb.  2J
Oaullffowor per lb  2*
Onions per II,  0.1
Cucumbers  05
Fisk.
Salmon (smoked) per tb      12-}��    15
Oysters (Olympian) per qt  80
Oysters lEastorn) per tin  60
Codperlb  08
Halibutperlb      12j��    15
Smelteporlb      12J-3    15
Farm Produce.
Eggsperdoz       25       35
Butter (Creamery)       25��    DO
Butter (Dairy)       20��    25
Cheese (Canadian)       13��   17)
Cheese Swiss) ��,      20(8    30
Meats,
Ham (American) por tb  1**��
Hum (Canadian) per ll,  15
Bacon (Americanjperlb  15
Bacon (Canadian) per lb       11(8     16
Bacon (rolled) per lb...:        12J��   10
Bacon (long clear) per lb  12}
Shoulders per lb  12)
Lardperlb  121
Beef per lb        8��    I.i
Muttonperlb       10��    18
Vcelporlb :        15��    18
Pcrkperlb     12)��    15
Fruit.
Bananas per doz       40��    50
Lemons (California) per doz.... ���      35��    4u
Oranges (California seedlings)       10��    50
Melous(each)       26��    (ill
Crab apples per lb  05
Apples  04
Tomatoes       08��    10
Grapes      12)        18
Peaches  08
Pears (BartletUI       08       10
Pears (small green)       06       08
Plums (greengage)         .       05
Plums       0��       0j
A Superstitions Soldier.
Lord Wolseley makes  no secret of tht'
fact thut ho is extremely superstitious���
Indeed, ho ouco owned, ln a letter to tho
j members of tbe Thirteen club, that while
: ln Ireland he  hud worn out several  hat
brims through  saluting single   magpies
and thut he would not "on any account"
, walk under a ladder.    He also believes ln
I ghosts   and can tell   some   exceedingly
| strange stories of regimental specters,    lt
would be curious to dlscovor whether this
renowned soldier has ever planned any
military engagement upon   the dreaded
Friday.      	
Another Kind.
"Tho   customs   officers  in  New   York
' found a box of groen goods ln thu trunk
1 of a clergyman."
I    "A clergyman, eh?   What denomlna
I tion?"
I    "Tons  and  Uve*  I   boliovo ."--Otero-
TRAINS AND STEAMERS ARRIVING   AND   DEPARTING
PROM NELSON.
7:00 a.m.-
0:20 a.m.���Train leaves N. & F. S.
station for Rossland, Spokane and way points daily.
S. S. Nelson leaves for Kuskonook and way points
Monday, Wednesday and
Frldny.
7:15 a.m.���S. S. International arrives
from Kuslo and way points
daily except Sunday.
8:00 a.m.���S. S, Alberta leaves for
Kaslo and way points on
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
0:00 iuul.���Train leaves C. P. R station for Slocan City, daily
except Sunday.
11:00 a.m.���S. 8. Kokanee arrives from
Knslo and way points daily
except Sunday.
2:20 p.m.���Train arrives C. P. It. station, from Slocun City iinfl
way points, daily, except
Sunday.
4:00 p.m.���S. S.-Kokanee leaves for
Knslo and way points,
daily, except Sunday.
4:45 p.m.���S. S. International leaves
for Kaslo and way points,
dail v except Sunday.
5:35 p.ni.���Train arrives N. tc F. S.
station, from Spokane,
Rossland and way points,
daily,
0:30 p.m.���S. S. Nelson, arrives from
Kuskonook, and nil way
points, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
6:40 p.m.���Train leaves C. P. R. station foi* Id bson, Rossland,
and al Main Line poinls,
daily.
0:00 p.m.���S. S. Alberta arrives from
Kos'.o and way points, on
Monday, Thursday nnd
Friday.
10:30 p.m.���Train arrives C. P. R. station, from all Main Line
points, Rossland and Robson, dnily
Steam tugs Knslo, Angerona, Red
Star, Hercules, Surprise and others
ply on Kootenay lake to and from Nelson, but have no regular limes of arrival and depni'ture.
Transportation t'ompnnlos are requested io
five notico lo the Miner of any alterations In
liotlmeof irrival and departure from Nelson.
NEW BOOKS
The Battle of the Strong
Gilbert Parker
The Adventures of Francois,
Foundling, Thief aud Juggler.
Wier Mitchell
Tekla
Robert Hair.
The Scourge of God
John Blourdell Burton
Her Memory
Marten Marteens
All the newest publications at
Thomson Stationery Co.
LIMITED (d22
NELSON
+���������������.����������������� ���������������������������������������j
WHAT
DO
YOU
WANT
���; For One Cent a Word?
You can find a buyer for "Any
Old Thing " if you advertise.
Classlfltd Advertisements.
All advertisement* ln this column nre
1 cent a worn each insertion.   No ad-
A  vertisement taken for lcsslhan 25 cents.
. ���
X*,+******************A*4
MISCELLANEOUS
[ft
PAINTERS and
DECORATORS
The only Decorators  in
Nelson
All   orders    promptly
l>. <��. lllll 141.
attended   to.
NKLSON
������������������������������������t������������������������
CD. J. Christie
INSURANCE
AND REAL ESTATE AGENT.
FOR RENT
A   3 Roomed and a 4 Roomed   A
House.
X The   Dominion   Permanent
X Loan Co.
7  Advance   money   at  terms  to
��� suit borrower.
I 0. D. J. Christie,   Agent *
MINES EXAMINED
AND RErOKTED ON BY
F. Nl. CHADBOURN
Twenty years' experience ic mining.
Thorough  knowledge  of  mines of  British
Columbia.   Terms Kcosonablc.
718 NEL80N, B. C
NOTICE    OF  ASSIGNMENT.
��^****��*��---8se9e**e**!��!*��s*-^^
FIRST TRIAL
o/ our Clothing is generally sufficient to
make a life long cuBtomer.
We don't offer our goods below cobtt
because we have no de-sire to lone
money. We sell at prices which are
sufficient to pay for good matt-rial and
good workmanship. The Hize ond variety of our utock enables ui to please a
customer both aa lo stylo and fit. Indeed we arc particular on these pointn.
We rather lose a sale than permit unsatisfactory garments to leave the
���tore.
Those values cannot be surpassed.
--J. A. GILKER--
P   O. STORE.
SStt9*<S-*��S*SS**-*S-tf-3hS*i��S-SS*��9S3^
KIRKPATRICK & WILSON
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
��w Groceries, Crockery and Glassware   ~n��
SOAPS
"��%VS$s> A Full Line of Fancv Toilet
"^T^ Hoai)8 of all standard brands
If you want a sweet-scented healthful soap at  a  reasonable
price you will make no mistake by buying it here.
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C,
DRUGS AND ASSAYER'S SUPPLIES.
LGNDON & BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLDFIELDS.
UMITED.
HEAD OFFICE, LONDON, ENGLAND.
All   Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
���%^ V*�� '%%.'V%'%%'V%.'%'V%/%
AJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
J3l Chnrlcs Newton Owon und Thomas Stevenson of thc city of Kaslo ln thc province of
British Columbia, furniture Dealers, have hy
ilccd bearlngdatc the cightcemhdayof October,
18U8,assignrd all their real and personal properly
except as therein mentioned to Frederick h>
Archer of the said city of Kaslo, trader. In trust
for tho purposo of pn j ingand satisfying ratably
or proportionately and without preference or
priority, the creditors of Iho said Charles Newton Owen and Thomas Stovenson or of cither
of theni, I heir just debts. ...        ,j
Tho said deed waa executed by tho snid
CharlcB Newton Owen and Thomas Stovenson,
the assiunors.land tho said Frederick K. Archer
the trust cc, on tin' 10th dar of Octobor 1803, nnd
the said trustee has undertaken tho crust*
created by lhe said deed.
All pel-sons Inn-inn claims ngalnst tho raid
Charles Newton Owen and Thomas Stovenson,
or cither of them, must forward and deliver to
the said trustee at Kaslo. H. C.full particulars
of their claims duly verified together with particulars of security, if any, held by thorn,
on or before the mliduy of Novomber, 1808. and
all pcivons indebted to thc said Charles Newton Owen und Thomas Stovenson or either of
them nre required to pay the amounts duo by
Ihom to the said trustee forthwith. Aftor the
said 17th duv of November. 1808, tho trustee
will proceed to distribute Iho assets of tho suid
estate among (he parties entitled thereto, having regard only to Iho claims of which ho shall
then nave had notice, ,     ��� ,.
A meeting of the croditors of tho said
Charles Newton Owen a' d Thomas Stovenson
will be held ul tlio premises lutoly occupied by
Ibem <mFront slreel, Knslo, B. O. at 2.00
o'clock p. in. on Wednesdny. tho Oth day or
November, 18118, fur the giving of directions
wilh roferonoo to the disposal of the ostnto.
MoANNS MACKAY,
Cameron Building,
A Avenue, Kaslo, B. C.
Solicitors for tho 1'iusteo
Dated the 18th day of October, 1898.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
NELSON, B.C.
NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT M&DE GLORIOUS SUMMER
MUSIC LESSONS. ��� On piano   orgnn   or
?uitar, hy Mrs. W. J.  Astley, Itobson stroot
wo doors west of Stanley.   P. O. Box 130.
WANTED���General servant Apply to Mrs.
W. A. Macdonald, Victoria street, between
Ward and Stanley.
ATLANTIC
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or Quebec
Beaver Lino- Gallia Nov. 23
Beaver Line Lake Ontnrlo Nov. ii
Dominion Line���Scotsman Nov. 19
Allan Lino-Laurenlian , Nov 19
From St John
Dominion Line���Vancouver Nov. 30
Allan   Lino���Parisian Dec. 7
From New York
Whito Star Llnc-Germanlc Nov. 23
White Star Lino-Teutonic Nov. JO
Cunnrd Llnc-Uinbriu Nov. 10
Cunard Line���Lucanla Nov. 28
Allan State Llno-Stato of Nebraska Dec. 2
Anchor Line-Anc.horiu Nov. 19
AmericanLlne-St  Paul  .Nov 29
Cabin, ��15.00, ��50, $bu, ��70 $80 and upwards.
Intermediate, $32.50 and upwards
Steerage. $22.50 and upwards,
Passengers ticketed through to all iiotnts la
Great Britain or Ireland, and at speclallvlow
rates to all parts of the European conti lent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all point*
Apply to OKO.   S.    BEKIt,    City   Ticket
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM S'nT'I
5M1   Gonornl Agent, C.P.K. Offices. Winnipeg
TO LET-Kurnished bedroom, largo, wsrtn
nnd nlensaui. Sitting room if desired. Situ
atod close to town.   Apply "B" Minor ofllco.
WANTED���General servant. Apply Mrs. P.
Y. Wilson, Silica St., next door to Dr. Hall.
BY USING
Stewart's Heaters
COAL AND WOOD
A carload of Coal Heatersdirectfrom
the Factory  arrived  on Friday.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
IW. A. JOWETT,!
MINING AND
<^REAL ESTATE BROKER   ^
�����������������������������������
Victoria Street - NELSON, B. C.
There is Not
And    there   never  has been  such an
assortment of	
Fancy   Lamps,   Piano
Lamp and Table, Bronzes
and Fancy Onyx Tables
Of the Latest Designs and Low Prices
in British Columbia as now on Display
at       '	
G. D. CURTIS
-^Efes3ABCHlfEGTE=|^-
16    OVE* THOMSON*' BOOK 8TOML
Jacob Dover's
Jewelry Store.

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