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 Daily Edition No. 11
Nelson, British Columbia. Friday Morning, September 16, 1898.
Ninth Year
The first of October we move   into  the   Beer
Block, next to Jacob Dover, the Jeweller and
for the balance of Septeniber we will offer our
stock of
Boots and Shoes at Greatly Reduced Prices.
So for your pocketbook's sake don't miss this sale.
Bargains lhat give you a "Glad I went there "  feeling.
Terrific Hurricane in   the
West Indies.
1 hern Was WPespreid Destruction of Life
and Property and the Extent of the
Disaster is Yet Unknown.
country exceed those of Honduras and
Nioaragua combined,although Salvador
has less than one-fourth the area of
the other states, and consequently the
burden of taxation, under the proposed
article will have to be born by Salvador, which unequal mode of taxation
she declines to assume. One of the
delegates from Honduras proposed as a
substitute that each state contribute its
proper pro rata of the necessary expenses of the federation.
Already two of the prominent members of the constitutional conference
have resigned.
Trinidad, R. Vi. I., Sept. 15.���A
stemear which arrived hue from Bar-
bailees reports that fearful havoo was
caused there by tho hurricane on Saturday night. The destruction of
property was immense. It is believod
that ovor 150 persons were killed
throughout tho island and numbers
were rendered homeless aud destitute.
The shipping suffered seriously. The
ship Loando, a bark, and two barka-
tines, broKo from their anchorage and
were driven to sea. They had not returned when the steamer left Barba-
does. Many vessels were wrecked or
blown out to sea. Bridgetown, the
capital of the Rarbadoes, i.s �� scene of
desolation and ruin. Demolished or
roofless houses are to be seen everywhere and scarcely a tree is standing.
Particulars from the coast are still
St.    Vincent,    Sept.    15.���The    ship
Luanda and the bark Grace  (roodwood
were cast ashore here and wrecked.
London,   Sept.   15.���The   despatches
received at the Colonial ollice from the
British authorities in the West Indies,
: as a whole show   thut   the  earlier  re-
| ports ot the great  havoc caused by the
hurricane were uot exaggerated.   They
show   widespread destruction.    Owing
I to  a  breakdown of   the telegraph aud
) telephone  systems, the extent,   of   the
(disaster is still  unknown.    People are
1 flocking   into   Kingston, St.  Vincent,
Ifrom all tho couutry around for shelter
[and food.    Everywhere it appears that
[all the small bindings and  many large
���ones   wero   destroyed   and there is no
���doubt that tho  fatalities wero  nnmer-
Sir Cornelius Moloney, governor of
[the Windward islands, cables that two
[vessels wero sunk and that tho fate of
[many others is unknown. The gov-
"rnor of Barbadoes, Sir J. Shay, re-
Iports that tho hurricane was of ten
jours duration. Already ho has beeu
{officially informed of (il deaths and of
I persons seriously wounded. The
reports from the eountry districts are
Incomplete, but there has been a heavy
loss of goverumeut aud private property. Assistance is urgently required.     	
Naples, Sept. 15.���Mount Vesuvius
is now presenting the grandest spectacle since 1.S72, due to violent eruption, The central crater and a number
of new mouths are vomiting lava and
ashes. Three imposing streams flowing down the mountain side are burning tho chestnut woods at. the base of
Monte Sonna, nearly reaching thi!
observatory, and destroying part of the
funicular railroad leading there to and
threatening the barracks of the Car
abi noers.
Cubans Opposed to Annexation By the U. S.
Ee Galls Upon the Spaniards to Join With
the Cubans io Besisting the Rule
of the Americans-
(juenstown. Sept. 15.���The Cunard
line steamer Aurania, from New York,
on September (i, for Liverpool, has
been reported off the south coast of
Ireland, disabled and in tow. The
White Star Hue steamer Teutonic,
which left here this afternoon, on her
way to New York from Liverpool,
sighted the Aurania southwest of
Brow Head.
Barcelona, Sept. 15.���The National
Labor society has sent a petition to the
govermeiit asking them to do everything possible to retain possession of
the Philippine islands aud to domand
a preferential tariff in Cuba and Porto
Rico for Spanish goods.
The Dismembered Body of a Young Woman
Found in a Pond at Bridgeport,   Conn.
St.   Johns,   Nfld.,    Sept,     15.���Tho
llritish   special   service vessel Oolum-
fcine, on duty in  them waters for fish-
r'es supervision, has been engaged for
���t week in surveying the  coast line, 20
lulles  north   and south of   this   port.
'arties  of   naval   officers   have   been
[oak  ig   surveys  along   the  shore   in
������(injunction     with     the   Columbine.
There is  good   reason to believe   that
Iho surveys have been undertaken with
view of fortifying   St. Johns, whieh
It   is  reported   is ou the plans of   tho
British admiralty for next spring.
Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 15.���The
mystery surrounding the dismembered
body of a young woman, takeu from
the Yellow Mill pond near the Second
avenue bridge, is still unsolved in
spite of the efforts of the police aud
detectives. A young woman and her
mother, who would uot give their
uamos, called at the morgue tonight
aud viewed the picture of the mysterious head. The young lady was positive the remains were those of Nellie
Laucker, a daughter of a well known
pniuter in New Haven, who lives on
Bay Btreet. The girl has been missing
for two weeks and no traco of her can
bo found. Somo time ago, she married
a man by the name of Smith, but two
weeks ago, the latter left her aud
shortly after the young wife was missing. At 2 o'clock this morning, two
New Haven policemen balled at the
morgue and viewed the remains for a
considerable length of time. They
went to the police station and wero
olosoted^with Superintendent* Birmingham for somo time. They claimed
that thoy knew the girl and also the
young man who was thought to be implicated in the case. They would not
divulge any names, but said thoy
would look into the case thoroughly.
Tho coroner's inquest was postponed
until tomorrow.
Confederacy   of    Salvador,    Honduras
aud Nicaragua Will Fall Through.
Managa, Nicaragua, Sept. 15.���The
[jiistitution-forming delegates from
lalvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, iu
lieir attempts to form a compact ac-
l)ptablo to these three states, have
Iparated into distinct groups on the
luestiou of the article authorizing the
overnment to collect and dispose of
Jli import and export duties. The
^legates from Salvador declare that
|io   imports  and    exports  of    their
New York. Sept. 15.���Bar silver
UOj^ ; Mexican dollars, 47.
Copper, quiet; brokers' price $12;
exchange $12.25 to $12.37>i'.
Lead, steady ; $8.85 to $4.
Tin, dull aud easy; Straits, $16 to
$10.12; plates, quiet.
Berlin, Sept. 15.��� Tho Russian minister of finance, M. Dewitte, has arrived here for the purpose of affecting
a new Russian loan among German
Havana, Sept. 15���The predominant
feature of the situation here is the
feverish and widespread agitation of
the Cubans in favor of the absolute independence of the island at all costs.
Manifestos are being circulated inviting tho co-operation of the Spanish
residents and merchants to this end
and pointing out that either annexation or au American protectorate
would mean death to all trade with
Spain iu a couple of years.
General Maximo Gomez, who only a
fortnight ago gave expression to extremely moderate views, counselling
harmony and patience, now expreses
his views strongly in favor of "absolute independence or nothing." fie
says tho Spanish element cannot afford
to delay uniting with the. Cubans as a
"necessary basis for the establishment
of conditions that will forbid and prevent the United States grabbing and
taking easy advantage of the treasure,
both Spaniards aud Cubans have
fought, for at an expense of rivers of
blood on each side. General Gomez
says, if reports speak truly, that
"those who fear independence belong
to tbo same family of cowardly curs
who fled from Havana at the first
rumor of bombardment.'' These he
declares, are, however, a minority, and
to quote him further, "almost the entire Spnnish population remains protecting their homes and defying
dangers of war aud will now unite
their efforts with those of tho Cuban
party, working together with the
Cubans tor the development of the
island and the return of prosperity. "
A leading evening paper yesterday
published a local letter purporting to
voice the opinion of Catalonia in favor
of independence and promising aid
and co-operation. How far tho influence of the party agitating for Cuban
indepeudeuce may extend it is, at
oresent, difficult to estimate, but the
fact is, its agents are working like
beavers. Somo sympathizers with tho
annexation movement are to bo fouud
today in the ranks of the independent
The violent impetus given to the
agitation for independence i.s the result apparently, of the arrival of Mr.
Porter from the United States and tho
examination he is making into tariffs,
municipal taxation and other matters
of importance in the internal government, whieh the Cubans expect to
handle and administer themselves.
Mr. Portor's presence is viewed with
suspicion by an important section of
teh Cubaus, who keep on calling meetings and protesting against a usurpation of privileges pm chased with such
a sacrifice. They insist upou absolute
freedom, unrestrained liberty or a fight
to the death.
Washington, Sept. 15.���The state department gave, out the following statement tonight, concerning the decision
betweeu the members of the cabinet
aud the peaeo commission :
"Tho members of thc peace commission, with the exception of Senator
Gray, whose absence was duo to his
inability to withdraw as consul in a
ease in which ho was engaged, spent
the greater part of yesterday and today in a free discussion of the duties
with the discharge of which they have
been intrusted by the president.
Senator Gray is expected during the
evening .md before sailing will have
a conference wilh Ihe president and
liis associates. While, for obvious
reasons, it was determined that the
nature of these instructions as to
tho negotiations about to bo entered
upon should, for the present, be kept
secret and made known only after definite results shall have been reached, it
is possible to state mithoritively that
tho commission goes to Paris fully
prewired to follow a coursed of action
mapped out for it as Ihe result of the
consultation of tho last two days.
At the very outset it will be made
char to the Spanish commissioners
that, as in the caso of tho preliminary
protocol, thero can be no deviation
from or modification of tbe demands
made by tho United States. The decision arrived at by the president, after
a full consultation with the members
of tho commission subsequently received tho cordial aud unanimous approval of the cabinet at a meeting held
at 8 o'clock today. As previously
announced, tho  commission sails from
NewYork on the Campania on Saturday afternoon.
Washington, Sept. 15.���The traus-
port Concho, from Ponce, Septembor
H, arrived iu New York this morning
having on board General Wilson and
staff of the first di-rison corps aud the
staff of the sixth corps of Miles' army.
The Coueho also brought about 500
enlisted men.
Washington.      Sept.      15.���General
Miles is  confined   to  his bed with  a
touch of malarial fover. He is expected
to bo about in a few days.
Washington, Sept. 15.��� The committee, representing the Saratoga conference ou the future foreign policy,
called on the president (his afternoon,
by appointment, and presented an engrossed copy of the resolutions heretofore published, adopted at that conference, aud a memorial amplifying the
different subjects touched upon.
The first remarks of tbe president,
after the reading of the memorial, by
Chairman Rogers, were: "Gentlemen, You came at the supreme moment. I will give today the peace commissioners their final instructions and
you are here in time to have your resolution heard and considered before it
is done." The president said he had
followed with great interest the Saratoga conference, was sure that it had
done great good, especially commending the committee for having given so
fair a hearing to both sides and for
having been able to agree on the resolutions. The president in closing a five
minute talk said: "I propose to do
the best I can with such knowledge
and light as I have and hope my acts
will be approved by the deliberate
judgment of mankind. "
And Handed  Over to
British Admiral
They are Assisted  by   10,000 Abyssin-
ians Under a General.
London, Sept. IH.���The Constantinople correspondent of the Daily Mail
says: News has been received here
of the occupation of Fashoda on the
White Nile,south of Khartoum, by the
French expedition under Major March-
and, assisted by 10,000 Abyssiuians,
under Ras Mnkoucn. :he principal
general of Emperor Menelok.
Thatithe Prisoners be Tried by Commission
May Eender Dealing  Witli  the
Mussulmans   Difficult.
Candia, Sept. 15.���An aide-de-camp
of Dezovad Pasha, boarded the British
flagship yesterday evening and [[announced that 89 houses, from which
the British houses had been fired upon,
had been demolished and that 118
ringleaders of the disturbance had been
arrested. Ho added that the embassies
of the powers, in deference to the request of tho Sultan, had agreod that
the prisoners be tried by a commission.
This alleged decision of the embassies
does not accord with the demand of
the British admiral, Gerald Henry
Noel, and will increase the difficulty
experienced iu disarming the Mussulmans, as it encourages them iu the
belief that the Sultan still influences
the embassies of the powers at Constantinople. It is doubtful whether
Great Britain will consent to include
the outrage on the flag with the questions of pillago and the massacre of
Christians, which nre purely international.
Forty-three of tbe ringleaders who
had been arrested were delivered to
the British admiral and it is considered probable that all the terms of his
ultimatum would be complied with
without resistant-1.
Santiago de Cuba, Sept. 15.���General Lawton this afteruoon received
information from a Cuban courier
from Manzillo that four days ago, the
Spaniards there violated the armistice
by attempting to take possession cf the
Cuban vessel Fernando, that was
bringing supplies for the Cubau army.
On board was a euard of 12 men.
They were fired upon by the Spanish
in the fort near the bay. One Cuban
was killed. Immediate information
regarding the situation was given to
General Rios, in charge of the Cubau
forces surrounding the town, and he
threatened an attack if the boat was
uot allowed to laud her cargo. There
was no further trouble, but the Cubans
despatched a courier to General Law-
tou with tho request that au armed
force be sent to Manzaillo. Tbis request will not be complied with as
Manzillo is outside the territory embraced by the terms of capitulation.
Madrid, Sopt. 15. ���The queen regent
presided at the cabinet council today.
Senor Sagasta, the premier, outlined
tho situatiou and said that the government had received no reply from
Washington to its request for the
repatriation of Spaniards in tbo
Philippines. According to reports
from Manila,one-third of the prisoners
of Aguinaldo have died of bad treatment. The peace commissioners will
be appointed tomorrow.
Washington, Sept. 15.���Captain Rob-
ley D. Evans, "Fighting Bob," called
at the navy department today and had
a long talk with Secretary Long, tho
immediate result of which was tbe
issue of the order relieving him of the
command of the battleship Iowa, which
is now being repaired at the New
York navy yards. This was do.ie at
Captain Evan's request. He has been
assigned to shore duty as a naval Inspector,
London, Sept. 15.���The Pekin cor
respondent of the Times says : "Do
spite Lord Salisbury's declaration that
ho would brook no interference from
any otber powor in the Niu-Chwing
railway lor contract, ho has now
yielded to all the conditions Russia
imposed. As a result, negotiations
with the English syndicate havo beon
broken off, and those with tho Russian-Chinese bank have been resumed. ''
They Insist  Upon   Riding  in Tourist
Sleeping Cars.
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 15.���There
was a sensational scene at the Union
station last night when troops A., D.
and C., 1st Ohio volunteers cavalry of
Cleveland, took forcible possession of a
train and refused to permit it to bo
movod. Tho soldiers were brought
herefrom Huutsvillo, Ala., in tourist
sleepers, but the contract only called
for their use as far as Columbus. Tho
Pennsylvania railroad ordered the
Cleveland men out that the cars
might be returned to Cincinnati. The
men refused aud when the engine was
coupled on to the five cars, an armed
line of guards was thrown around the
train. The men were to have left here
before midnight, but it was atter 2 a.
m. wheu Major Webb Hayes aud District Passenger Agent Harris compromised the matter. The cars went
through on a special train and a claim
for extra services will be filed by the
Pullman compauy.
Sept. 15.���At Washington���Washington 12, Cleveland 7. Second game-
Washington 0, Cleveland 12.
At Brooklyn���Brooklyn 0, Louisville 2.
At Baltimore���Baltimore 15, Cincinnati 1. Second game���Baltimore
(i, Cincinnati 8.
At New York-New York 7, Pittsburg 3. Second game���New York 12,
Pittsburg 8.
At Boston���Boston 4, St. Louis 1.
Second game���Boston 10, St. Louis 0.
Yokohama, Sept.* 15.���Advices received here from Seoul, tho capital of
Corea, says tho King of Corea, who
with the crown prince became sick on
Sunday last, it is supposed from poison,
is recovering. It is now believed that
the poisoner was a lady of tho household, but whether actuated by jealousy
or political motive is unknown.
Berlin, Sept. 15.���At au anarchist
meeting held here last night, the
speakers avoided reference to the assassination of the Empress of Austria,
and cautiously discussed tho proposed
peaco conference and Emperor William's striko speech.
Washington, Sept. 15.���Although no
official statement is made, it is understood, from an authoritive source,
that Senator Hoar has practically declined to accept the post of ambassador
to Great Britain just vacated by Oolonel Hay.
Dedham, Mass., Sept. 15.���While
Mr. Bayard snowed no decided change
during tho day, he is nevertheless constantly losing ground and it is uow
believed that he will uot live much
longer than a week.
Madrid, Sopt. 15.���The steamer Leon
XIII has arrived with General Torrall
and 2400 soldiers and officers from
Santiago do Cuba. THE MINER, FRIDAY,   SEPTEMBER 16,  1898.
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A correspondent, writing iu another
column of this issue,take- exception to
an article which appeared iu The
Miner regarding high rates of insurance, and in the course of his letter-,
which deprecates a municipal insurance, scheme, ho asks is there tmy city
conducting municipal insurance? That
no city in America is operating municipal insurance is no argument against
it. There is nothing thai a company
can do that a city, properly administered, cannot do. The fallacy has
long been dinned into the cars of the
people that they cannot succesfully
carry on works of this kind, lhat they
cannot profitably supply their own gas
or electric lighting, operate water
works or successfully conduct street car
services. These, adviso the quid nun:',
should all be left to private enterprise
as giving the best results. Municipal
corporations, say thc interested ones,
with ti wink, cannot be trusted to
carry out works of this kind, and the
people deceived by the plausable arguments which are always ready, suffer
themselves to be deprived of valuable
franchises and privileges, which enrich the capitalists who secure them.
iuA large city, by operating these franchises istelf, could derive enough revenue to defray the cosst of administration, aud a small city, acting similarly
could secure revenue in proportion.
Thero must be immense profits in the
insurance business, else there would
not be so many companies in the business. These companies are housed in
palatial offices, the managers of them
draw munificent salaries aud they j her wealth and importance. Is not the
havo armies of employes to whom they matter worth looking into?
can   afford   to    pay   large   amounts, ! "
Why should not this profitable business |    When   the   disaster   in New   West- \
bo done by the stato or province?   Im-   minster  became known   hero  the city
mediately inch a  proposition  is made telegraphed   its  deep    smypathy  aud j
Up  rise   the   knowing   ones   to  point  asked if it   could   do anything by way !
out that   it   can't be  done   and   that of  relief.    Naturally   the   New West-
it   is    safer     to     trust    to    private   minster people, not being mendicants,
enterprise.    Conld   not   a   city   or    a   did   not   reply.    When   we see a man j
provinco secure as trustworthy  men .to  drowning we   do  not   stand upon the I
carry   on such   business   as the.insui- shore  and cry "Poor fellow, I'm very '
unco   companies    secure:   We    think  sorry for you; can I  boot any service
they could and oarry  it  on at less ex- to  you."   That,  is pretty much  the
pnse than the insurance companise arc i position   the city  occupies in relation
put to iu the way of expenses. Having  to   tho   relief   of   New   Westminster,
the men to manage the   scheme, could , Surely   something   more   substaautial
not the different  municipalities enter oould   have   been   done   to assist the
into an arrangement to carry on mum- j stricken    townspeople.    Other    cities
cipal insurance, under provincial guar- \ of  far  less   importance   than   Nelson
anteo, and working  together  evolve a ; and loss   wealthy  comparatively  have |
workable    and     satisfactory     plan? not allowed their hand to boa stranger
But, say thoso who uphold private en-' to their purse   in this emergency, and
terprisc, a fire like that in Westminster j comparison   places  Nelson   in anuii'
would ruin  any  municipal  insurance favorable  light.   It   is   true   that the
Are Saving Money every day
on their 11 arc! ware Bills by
allowing us to figure with  them.
Qet Our Prices
Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Tel. No. 21.
country could uot win for him. But
the federal government could not secure tliis protection for him, because
it bus no power to do so, such protection being entirely in the discretion of
the British government, which is not
likely to grant it just now.
However, it is not of the agriculturist but of tbe miner wc would speak.
What mny or may not be done by
tariffs in Great Britain is of little
concern to him, but he docs need all
thc protection that can be thrown
around him in his own land. The
laws of British Columbia, so far as
they affect mining, are liberal, bnt although there has been most gratifying
expansion in the mining industry, yet*
Ihe miners do not derive tho benefit
tbey should from their labors. As we
pointed out yesterday much of the
product of the mines, the raw material, goes out of the country and we j
have to import the finished product, j
If there be anything in protection it
should be able to inert this diffloulty
and overcome it. An export duty on
ores would retain the profits of their
treatment in this country. But this j
proposition is not looked upon with |
favor by the powers that be, who do
not wish to clo anything wliich might
be construed into hostility to the people of the United States. What benefits that peoplo have conferred upou
Canada are open to question. Certainly '
the opening up of British Columbia is
not attributable to them. They have a j
very stiff tariff against Canada as
well as every other country, and if the
Canadians go in for export duties to
encourage those engaged in the min- |
being high   protectionists in   law and
in fact, cannot cousistenly object to , Orders by mall to any branch will have careiul and prompt attention
high protectionist methods in Canada.
Nor would the mining men of tbis
province bc. unreasonable in asking
government aid in] establishing lead
industries from which the lead product markets of Canada could be supplied. The Dominion government has
paid bounties on the production of pig
iron and the Ontario government
grants a bonus in certain cases, and
why should not British Columbia do
the same to encourage an industry
which   would   umnciisurablv   increase
nd    31
Lieut. Governor . Hon T It Mclnnes
Premier . Hon Chas Semlin
Attorney-Genera] - Hon Joseph Martin
Mlnlsterof Financo - Hon FC Cotton
Minister Mines find Education Hon J F Humo
Pres Executive Council Hon Dr McKcchnlo
Mombor Legislative Assembly tor Nelson Rid-
'"*-"    -- ��� Hon .1F Hume
XI*iyor John Houston
Aldermen-Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, J A
(lilker. J J Mnlone, K P Whalley, Thos Madden.
City Clerk
Police Magistrate
Chief of Police
Chief nf Flrfl Depart ment
Wator Commissioner
ncallb Offloer
City ffnglnoor
City oounoil meets every Monday, tl p.tn., at
city ball, cor Victoria and Josephine st
Dr. ICC Arthur, Dr. U A 11 Hall, Geo Johnstone.   lVineiiml   J U (Jrcon.
J K Strachan
K A Crease
A f MoRlnnon
XV J Thompson
John Hamilton
T M Ward
Dr. Lallai,
A. L. M'Culloeh
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
p. burns & co.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Vice President
I Treat.
] Medical Supt.
J Roderick Robertson.
James Lawrence.
John A Turner.
Jobn A. Turner
W. A. Jowett.
I). McArthur
J A Kot in
Dr. G. AH Hull
! Close
S.(��i p.m.
'-.tin a.m
; ( nl) p.m
I (Uio p.m,
fnited Statos, Ontario, Que
hcoand Eastern Provinces
Points on N. -5: F. S. lino
Victoria and Rossland.
Now Denver, Sandon and
Sloean Luke Points.
Kaslo and Kootenny Lake
Ooi nts
Rossland. Trail, Nakusp,
llobfton, points on main line
C P. It.. Vancouver and
V\ innlpog
5.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
Branch Mai kets in Eossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo.
industry, united states ciHzensJ gandon. Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
s.'lieme. No it would not. Sucb a
lire might nnt occur again in a hundred years, but supposing it* did, If
all the municipalities of this province
were united in an insurance plan,
which could be easily   affected,   could
they not stand a loss such   ns the ( t-
pauies sustained in Westminister,
considering thai all the Are insurance
business and the profits of it would be
in the bands of those municipalities?
Then as  to iho rates,   The municipalities   would   UOl    have   to   sustain ;c .���.. ,, .������, ...    , ,���.,
boards of directors tit sii  niuch a meet
anil all Ihose who sre Dying to avoid the heat of the cook stove  these vnitn  dnys
dnys by using something tnsty in ihe line of Corned Meats, Pish and Poultry
will he greatly relieved nnd wonderfully benefitted by looking over the
following list.   We mention a few of ihe most popular lines
nil in tins ready for use.
< nniKl Itrer. Rnusl Beef, Chipped Dried Heel. Boiled Million. RonM
Mullen liiirel Tongue. Lamb's Tongue, iSiiiirtl itatihli. Chicken I'ate,
Partridge rale, "Mil liml, rale, Hiniid Chicken. Iluek anil Turkey, liiirionN Mppiii'it Herring, MHiikcd llalllml, MnrxImH'H
sruieli Herring anil l-Tiiiiaii Huddle, Lobster* sparKim-n HunllnCH,
Sardines In Husim-d. Pigs reel iilsn Minces, Pickles* Catsups, Ilrrss-
IngN, simps.  I le., Elc.
Have you tried the Geneva Sausage in Tins, very line.
Prompt delivery to nil parts of the cily and special atteutiou to Mail Orders.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
$    PETER GENELLE &   CO.    *
We nre prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regulat
prices and carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
OI'KICK nouns.
j    l.oljl'.v opened from 7 a.m. lo 10 p.m.; General
��� delivery. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.;  Registration. 8.80
n.m. tu 7 p.ni.; Money Orders and Savings flank
tin in. lo I P.m.; .Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.in).
���J. A. QILKKR,Postmaster,
1 Governmont Inspector of Agencies XV J Goepel
Gold Commissioner o. G. Uennls
Mining Uccordor-Tax Col
Collector of Customs
Provincial Assessor
County Court Judge
Inspector of Schools
lt K Tolmie
Geo. Johnstone
John Keen
J A Forin
K T 11 Simpkins
William llurns
Warden Capt. N. Fitzstubbs
First. Jailer -                              ,j. Ud(lell
Second Jailer Geo. I'artrldgo
i Third Jailer .                 ,j0tln McLaren
Senior Guard Hj ]nc0
Church of England���Matin  n a.m
It. Frew,
���          'iii., Kvon
Song, i * ti p ni. every Sunday. Holy Communion wi tst and 8rd Sundays in the month nfter
Matins; mi L'n,I nml 4th Sundays, at 8 am
Sunday School at 2.80 p.m, Rev. U.S. Ake:
hurst. Rector. Cor Ward and Silica streets
Presbyterian Church���Services at n a m
land 7.80 p.m. Sundny School at 2.30 p in'
Prayor mooting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.-
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Mon-
��� day  ovening  at 8  o'clock.    Kev.  "
Methodist CnnncH-Corner Silica nnd
Josephine Streets, Services at 11 a m. and 7.80
p. m. ; Sabbath School, 2.80 p.m.: Prayor meeting on Friday ovening at. 8 o'clock; Kpworth
League 0, K��� I uesday at,8 a.m. Rev. John
Robson. Pastor.
Rohan Catholic Churoh-Mass at Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.80 a.m.; Benediction
at" no to 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
Baptist Church ��� Services morning and
evening at 11a.m. and 7.80 p.m.; Prayer meeting \\ eilncsday evening at 8 p.m.; Meetings
are held m lhe school house. Strangers cordially welcomed.   Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor
SALVATION Army���Services every evening
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria street.
Adiulnnt Millner In charge.
people   ti day Ol"  so  before   subscribed
several   hundred  dollars  for hospital I
purposes and might  not be in a posi-1
linn to give much, bin    the city could !
have   easily   sent   $1000 and everyone
would have applauded its action.
STATION     .    .    .
A.    E.     YOUNG,   AGENT.
NKLSON LODGK, No. 23. A. F. &A.
M. meets second Wednosday in each
month.   Visiting brethren invited.
G. L. Lknnox, Secretary.
The Chinese press having been freed
���'i from offloial   supervison   and  authorized to collect all the nows of   the day
I and   comments  upon   it.   the    chow
i ohow reporters for  the yellow press of
will now have an
opportunity of got ting bnck in tea chest
'""'���""'"         '������   assistant; man-\characters   at   the  foreign pigs who
have had fun with tbem so long.
agers at large salaries, and would not
have to hunt business high and low to
pny dividends on stock. Accordingly
the municipality could afford to reduce rates and yet have enough to
meet the expenses of ibo department
mid maintain the rest or sinking fund. I
Insurance men may Hot agree with !
us, but certainly ��� municipal insurance
seems a very feasible proposition.
Salisbury seems to
the sere and   yellow
existence, and leaves
l fall.
have fallen into
leaf of politioal
have   a time   to
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
. . FRESH . .
Otvmps 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 Yniir.
I. O. O. F. Kootenay Lodge
No. 18, meets every Monday night,
at   their  Hall,  Kootenay street.
Sojourning Odd Kellows cordially invited.
A. II. Clements, K, G.      Fred J Squires, Secy
NKLSON LODGE No. 25, K. of P.,
\meets in Castle hall. McDonald block
aovery second and fourth Tuesday oven-
ling at, 8 o'clock. All visiting knights
'cordially inviied,
It. O. Joy, C. C.
(8201 G no. Uobb K. of It. and S.
NKLSON   LODGK,   I. O. G. T.      Meets In
Castlo Hall, McDonald lllock, overy Monday
evening  al 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cordially invited, John Tki.kokd,
Chief Templar.
J. P, Jacobson   Sec'y
The highest insurance rate in the
city is li,1., per cent. It looks small but
it runs into money when freely indulged in.
Viewing protection as a political j The Barbadoes conference seems to
expedient adopted ns a fiscal policy to hnvo raised a great storm in that
encourage home  industry, rather than' region.
Victoria Street - NELSON, B. C.
SONS    OF    ENGLAND,  meeU
second and fourth Wednesday of
each month at K. of P. Hull, Mao
,    Donald Hlock,   cor. Vernon   nnd
^S^S^    Josephino slrcols.   Visiting breth-
rn cordially inviied.        ERNEST Kino,
Ciias. H. FARROW, Worthy President
COURT KOOTENAY. I.O.F., NO. 3138 moets
1st and 3rd Wednesday in eaoh month in the
K of P Hull. F W Swanell, C D. S. O. R.; J R
Green, C.H.: J. Purkiss, Secy.
NELSON LODGK, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meet
every Thursday in tho I.O.O.F. hall. G C
Williams. M.W.j W S Smith, Reo.-Seo.; J. J.
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and
P. M. XV.
NKLSON L.O.L. No. 1692 moots in the McDonald block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. Visiting members cordially invitod.
John Toyo XVM.; V, J. Bradley, R.S. nmHHB
���trier    Mention    uf    llii])|ii-nlugs   In   llie
Itlslrict During llie Past
Few Days.
Major Little returned to Hover creek
yesterday evening.
Mr. McQueen of Edmonton returns
home on this morning's train.
Born.���On Thursday September 15,
to tho wife of Eugene Schultz, a son.
Mr. O'Driscoll brought bnck a nugget from Rover creek yesterday,valued
at $U.i)0.
Maxwell' Stevenson, of the Highlander mino near Ainsworth, is in
Rossland and return, |8.65, via the
Canadian Pacific railway, September
li and IK.
For Kossland Labor Day celebration
be sure your ticket reads via tbe Canadian Paciiic railway.
The Hev. Robert Frew left on yesterday evening's train for a fortnight's
holiday in Manitoba.
Travel via the Canadian Paciiic railway September 17 and IH to Rossland
and save time.    Hound trip, $8.(15.
* A. Jackson, chief engineer on the
Nelson & Port Sheppard and Spokane
Palls & Northern railways, is in
Among those registered at. the Phair
are Vi. Hickey, Sandon; W. P. Tier-
liery, McLeod; J. R. Brophy, Duck
Lake, and W. H. McLeod, Marcus.
!! Tickets for the entertainments of the
Cosgrove company wbo will show here
on tlie   22nd and 28rd  instant, may be
obtained atjtbo Canada Drug and Book
A bowling alley is iu course of erection in tbe basement of tbe Hume
hotel. The lessee, T. H. Roberts, hopes
to have the alley in working order by
Saturday night.
J. Roderick Robertson, manager of
the London and B. C. Qoldflelds, who
has just returned from the Boundary
country, left for Kaslo yesterday afternoon on the Kokanee.
Miss Crease, sister of Police Magistrate E. A. Crease, has arrived in Nelson and will make her home here.
Miss Crease lived formerly in Barrie,
Simcoe county. Ontario.
A telegram has been received by the
registrar to   the   effect, that when the
criminal   docket, in   the   approaching
assizes, has been disposed of,suoh civil
| cases as may be ready will be heard.
Louis Odell, who died of pneumonia
on Tuesday at Mrs. Blaney's   hospital,
| was buried yesterday at*  tho  cemetery
1 at 11 o'clock.    He wns  47  years  old,
and a Norwegian   by   birth. The Rev.
I Mr. Robson officiated.
Two new visitors arrived at the
| provincial jail ou Wednesday escorted
[by Provincial Constable Forrester.
lBoth the prisoners are from Brooklyn,
lone being condemned to 14 days for
I vagrancy and the other to 110 days ft)r
Yesterday afternoon a marriage was
[performed at John Jamieson's house
Iby   the   Rev.   Robert  Frew, between
Christopher Hunter Allan and Maud
(Harriet Russell.    The newly   married
"ouplo will reside at tho  bridegroom's
[nouse on Ward street.
Among those registered at the Hume
lire S. M. McMichel. Toronto; R. M.
���McLean, aud W. H. Adams, Kaslo;
|<. Reiser, Rossland; F. R. Phillips,
li'oronto; E. S. Clarke and A. Rhodes,
Among    those    registered    at   the
Ithe inside or outside walls of your house
I-ans rest and pleasure tor the eye.
Vf you have decided on the shades you need
Ir exterior or interior decoration, permit us to
���1 your order. We have PAINTS ready
nxe'd and also Dry Colors, Oils, etc., to make
Iv desired tono. Tho quality is excellent, thc
Hors bolng permanent and tne (His ensuring
lout durability. ,       , ,
(lur Prices on these (rt'ids and Ilrushcs of
lory description, is moderate.
importers of
|eavy and Shelf Hardware,
Plumber's Supplies,
Miners' Supplies
Queen's are H. W. Billings, Salmo; A.
w. Sheppard. Ymir; J. Campbell,
Ymir; F. T. Tipping, Sloean; A". J.
Macdonald,Goat River, aud P. Hame,
The members of the Presbytery who
left. Nelsou on yesterday evening's
train included Dr. Robertson and the
Revs. C. W. Gordon, Muir of Ashoroft, Wilson of Vernon, Munro of
Brooklyn, Wallis of Grand Forks,
Gaudier of Rossland, Campbell of Slocan City, T. C. Lassford, McLeod of
Spillimacheen, Stewart of Kamloops
and Cleland, Sandon.
A man uamed Baruhill died early
vesterday morning of typhoid fever at
the General hospital. The man had a
relapse, owing it is supposed, to some
solid food smuggled into him by tho
(took, who has since been discharged.
He will be buried as soon as his
friends, who live near Brandon, are
heard from. The funeral will stnrt
from D. A. McArthur's undertaking
parlors.      TOZi
lhe Inquiry as to the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Pepin, Who
Committed   Suicide
Considerable    Business     Relating   to
Church Matters Disposed of.
The adjourned meeting of the Presbytery was held yesterday morning
at the Persbyterian church, when tbe
loans issued on account of the church
and manse building fund were dealt
with. Several loans were granted,
among others the sum of $7(1(1 in aid
of the church extension in Nelson.
A largo number of grants in connection with the Augmented Congregations funds were then considered,
the accounts of the past six months
being regulated. The question of the
proposed removal of the manse from
Lausdowne to Armstrong, in Okanagan, was discussed and approved,
permission being given to sell the old
manse property at Lausdowne.
After the reports of the standing
oommlttees had been received and laid
upon the table, tho Presbytery proceeded to tho consideration of several resolutions, the full text of which
will be given iu a subsequent issue.
The most important of these treated
of the condition of the church life
and work, in connection, more especially, with the observance of thc Sabbath, and the temperance question,
A resolution of sympathy with Iho
inhabitants of New Westminster,
which was recently consumed by lire,
was then passed, and a collection was
taken up with the result that about
$50 was sent to the need}-and destitute
of that town. After resolutions had
been passed thanking the railway companies for the facilities they had extended, and to the minister and people
of Nelson for tlieir hospitality to tlie.
members of the Presbytery, the ifleet-
ing closed.
The next six-monthly meeting of
the Presbytery will be held next spring
at Revelstoke.
A partial relief has been obtained
the last few day.'., by those suffering
form the bad electric, light service, by
substituting 50 volt lamps, for those
ordinarily used. These lamps can only
be used when the high voltage lamps
are almost out, but they give a most
excellent light. Tho chief objection
too the system is that it necessitates a
double stock of lamps. Tho inconvenience of constantly changing them has
also to be reckoned with, as the 50
volt lamps can only bo put on when
the other lights are nearly out, and
they must bo removed again in the
Paul Greyerbiehl ancl the othor
owners of tho Elba elaim, near Cottonwood lake, on which the Wilson Bros.,
roceutly had a bond but which they
threw up claiming to have lost the
lead, are again at work on the property aud havo struck the free gold lead
again. They are crushing the oro by
hand and claim to bo making enough
out of it to pay for their development
To Sail  for   the  Seawahaka  International Challenge  Cup.
New York, Sept. 15.���Charles Asher-
mau, ono of tho regatta committee of
the Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht
club, made tho following statement today with regard to the special meeting
heldbyjthe club last night. "The Sea-
wanliaka club has decided that it
would bo a proper thing to challenge
now for the cup held by tho Royal St.
Lawreuco Yacht club of Canada. Before the meeting was held wo received
nn official assuranco from tho club
that if wo filed a challenge now, it
would be accepted. We, therefore, last
night, telegraphed our wishes and also
said that the moro formal challenge
would bo sent today. The acceptance
of our proposal by the Royal St.
Lawrence Yacht club will show that
all differences between the two clubs
aro settled." Theehallengea-eads as follows:
Oyster Bay, Sept. 14, 1898.
Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club,
Care of J. C. Almon,
Secretary of Sailing Committee.
The   Seawanhaka-Corinthian   Yacht
club   hereby   challenge   the Royal St
Lawrence club to sail a  match for the
Seawanhaka   international    challenge
cup, during the season of   18!)!), in the
twenty foot class.   Letter will follow.
Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht Club,
Secretary Race Committee.
Dr. Aithur, the coroner, held an inquest yesterday afternoon into the
causes of the decease of Joseph Pepin,
who died at Miss Criekmay's hospital
about 4:30 yesterday morning. The
coroner's jury consisted of, H. M.
Vincent, foreman, and Messrs. A. V.
Lott. G. F. Motion, D. J. Steele,
John Lapointe and J. J. Walker.
Dr. Forin, who was the first witness called, testified that he had been
summoned to treat the deceased, reaching the Poorman mine a little before 8
on Wednesday morning. The doctor
then proceeded to describe tho dead
man's injuries, a correct account of
which appeared in tho last issue of
The Miner.
Dr. Forin temporarily dressed the
wound, and administered morphine to
still the delirium. The deceased was
brought into Nelson as soon as possible, and admitted into Miss Crick-
may's hospital on Wednesday afternoon, where all possible medical aid
was rendered. The man's injuries,
however, were of a fatal character,and
ho expired at about 4:80 yesterday
morning without having ever thoroughly regained his right mind. The
doctor's evidence was briefly that he
had apparently committed suicide
while suffering from delirium tremens.
No other witness was present, so the
coroner adjourned till 7 :���!() yesterday
evening, after he had decided to issue
ti warrant for the burial of the body.
On the inquiry being resumed, Alexander Colwell, stone mason, took the
stand, and testified that, he had left
Nelson on Monday morning for the
Poorman mine in company with the
deceased, who only had one drink that
day. He had however, been drinking
heavily for some days before. Witness
and the deceased slept together, and
on Monday night deceased was very-
restless, talking and getting up
through the night. On Tuesday Pepin
did not go to work, and after the witness had been working about an hour
the superintendent told hiin to go aad
look after Pepin who was acting
strangely. Witness went back and got
deceased to bed, and he slept for
about two hours. At 11 a. ra. they
went for a walk, when deceased seemed
all right though rather shaky, and lie
subsequently ate a good dinner, aud
worked during the afternoon.
About 8 o'clock witness and deceased
retired, and about half au hour afterwards deceased began to talk wildly,
and kept eoutiuually getting up. He
became so unmanageable, that witness
got up and dressed and decided to
watch him all night. He was under
the delusion that someone was trying
to shoot him. aud on several occasions
witness had to summon assistance.
On ono occasion he endeavored to go
up town and had to bo forcibly prevented. Eventually they tied his feet
About 4 o'clock on Wednesday morning the candle burned down and out,
and witness asked a man iu the adjoining room to get another. He then
went up to deo3ased and asked him
what he was doing, and deceased, who
was humming a tune, replied, "I am
singing. " He then went to the door
to get the candle from the man who
was bringing it, and struck a match
and lit. it. When the}' turned around,
the deceased had a knife in his right
hand and was bleeding profusely. The
deceased said, "I am bleeding myself.
I have cut my heart out, and thrown
it on tho floor. " They rushed up to
him, and seized his bauds. Others
camo in and after a prolonged and
violent struggle succeeded iu wrenching tho knife away. Thoy placed the
unfortunate man on the bed, and
strapped him down securely, and theu,
when they had ascertained the extent
of his injuries, they seut immediately
for medical assistance.
Tho witness stated that he did not
know the deceased had a knife, and
that ho never took his eyes off him
until the caudle went out. The deed
was done in that two minutes of darkness.
The verdict of the jury was to the
effect that tho deceased camo to his
death by injuries inflicted by his own
hand, while in a state of temporary
insanity, induced probably by alcoholic,
Inquiries have elicited the facts that
the deceased was born in Boston,
Mass. .where he has a married daughter
now living. Ho was 47 years of age.
Nothing further is known about him
in Nelson.
|      SEPT. 19
Canadian Pacific Ry.
IT Vou Have n HnbDy for some particular
Medicine or Drug and dont like to be offered a
substitute, como here when you need a now
supply. Wo are pretty sure to liave it. Every-
Hum,' iliiit i, \*.*i*ll stocked Drug Store usually
carries, anil a -Ci-cni Many Things iicsIiIch,
can be found on our shelves.
The purity of tlio Droits sold liy ns and the
accuracy of otir prescription department insures to our customers just " What the Doctor
Canada Drug & Book Co.
(AIMM. MFIME., M Min. Assoc. Cornwall I
Opposite Plia    Hotel.
Iii Carload Lot
Slocan Hivcr Mills, Sloean City. B. ('.
Sawmill for sale, Correspondence Solicited.
Baltimore, Sept. 15.���Hany F. Elkes
of New York, easily defeated Frank
Starbuck, of Philadelphia, in a 20 mile
bicycle race at tho Uolisem in 40
minutes 15 1-5 seconds. The fastest
mile was made, in 1.50 1-5.
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tklei'Honi: no. 31.
Manufacturers of
Hair.) on Hot Spring*  Water Aerated ami
Supplied I* the Trade.
Experienced Tie Makers can get steady work
ot Nakusp.   Apply immediately 'o
Nakusp, B.C.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an extraordinary meeting of Iho Shareholders
of the " Exchequer Gold Mining Company,
Limited Liability," will be held at its head oflice, on Baker street, in the city of Nelson, B.C.,
on the 26th day of September, A. II., 1898 at the
hour of eight o'clock in the afternoon for tho
purpose of
111 Considering propositions for the working and further developeincnt of the mines.
fi) Ratifying a certain agreement of tho Cth
September, A. U., 18118.
(31 Appointing Trustees and Officers for the
said Company and to transact such further
and other Wslness as may come beforo the said
Dated this 10th day of September, A. D.,
Steamship Lines
Krotn Montreal or Quobcc
Beaver Line-Lake Huron Oct,  5
Boaver Line���Lake Superior Oct. 12
Dominion Line���Vancouver Sept 17
Hi nu ini dm Line- Scotsman Sept 10
Allan Line���Californian Sept 22
Allan Line���Nuinidlan Oct.   1
From New York
WhitelSUir Line���Teutonic Sept 28
White Star Line���Britannic Oct.  8
Cunard Line���Lucania Oct.   1
Cunard Line���Elruria Oct.  8
Allan Stato Line���Stato of Nebraska ��� .Oct. 21
Allan State Line���Mongolian ..Oct.  7
Anchor Line���Furnessia Sept2i
Anchor Line���Anchoria Oct. 22
Cabin, $15.00, $50, JliU, $70. $80 nnd upwardB.
Intermediate, $3*1.(Miami upwardH
Steerage. $22.50 and upwards,
Passengers ticketed through to all poincti '.'i
Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low
rates to all parts of tho European conti lent.
Propaid passages arranged from all pointf
Apply to GEO.  S.  BEER,   C.P.R.  T eke.
Agent. Nolson, or to,     WILLIAM STIT'l
554)   General Agent, C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg.
Rossland^ Return
SEPTEMBER    17   &   18
Good Returning until 2()th.
Por   fui'ther particulars    see   hand
hills or inquire of.
City Pass. Agt. N'clscn Agt. Nilson
Trav. Pass. Agent, Dist. Pass. Agent,
Nelson Vancouver
Spokane" Fails &
Northern R'y.
Nelson  &  Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without change
of oars between Nelson and Rossland and
Spokane and Bossland.
Leave 6-20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5-35 p.m
"    12:05 "   EOSSL'D    "   11:20   "
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "    3.10 p-m
Train that leaves Nelson at 6:20 a.m.
makes close connections tit Spokane foi
nil Pacific Coast Points.
Passengers for Kettle River nud Boundary Oreek, connect at Marcus with Stage
O. G. DIXON, G. P. & T.A.
Spokane, Wash.
Repaired, Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
and Dyed by the New Process at
Reasonable Prices,
STEVENS,  The  Tailor...
Room 9. Hili.yku Bi.ic,  NELSON.
P. S,���Ladies Wool Dress Goods Sponged
before Making Up.
I For One Cent a Word? J
l     You can find a buyer for "Any X
r Old Thing " if you advertise. T
��� < IhhsIIIi il Advertisements. A
��� All advertisements in this column aro t
,   1 cent n word each insertion.   No ad- i
��� veruscment taken for less than 25 cents. -*
������^���������������^������������������f ������������������������������
WANTED.   Three or four roomed house
control location.   Address Miner ollice.
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply "Miner" olilce.
MUSIC LESSONS.-On piano, organ or
guitar, by Mrs. XV. J. Asilcy, Robson alroc'.,
two doors west of Stanley.   P. O. Hox 180.
WANTED���A   position   al    general house
work.   Apply MRS. WALSH. Woods house.
Position wanted as above, permanency or to
write up books or mercantile l!rms in tho town.
T. J.," Miner Otllce. 113
Baker Street.
Wanted���Furnished House.
2 Chambermaids
4 Girls for House Work.
10 Meu, $3.25 per day.
J. H. Love,
inn I tion made of her.    Probably   no steam j       1898     PROVINCIAL     1898
at Vienna.
The Crowds Were Silent,' tho  Stillness
Being ErokeD Ouly hy the
of Muffled Drums.
Vienna, Kept. 15.���Tlie funeral truin
bearing the remains of tlie late Empress of Austria, entered the empire
last night. Everywhere there was a
vast silent crowd tind the tolling of
bells. The governor and ollieials were
drawn up on the platform of lhe railroad station at Innisbruek, when ihe
train arrived there.
The'train reached this city this
evening at 10 o'clock, Prince Von
Liechtenstein, the chief courl marshal,
the officers of the general staff ami a
military guard of honor were waiting
at the railway station, which was
heavily draped with crape. Tho clergy
having blessed the remains, the procession started for the Hofburg. The
whole route was lined witb troops tind
immense crowds bare headed stood
silently watrliing. The soldiers presented arms as thr procession passed.
The streets were imposingly decorated. On reaching the Hofburg, the
remains were transferred to the chapel.
The scenes at the slat ion. in the
streets and near the Hofburg were
weird tind solemn. Notliing was
omited. The ceremony was elaborate
and impressive. There was no music
and the stillness was only broken by
the mullled drums, the suppressed sobs
of the populaote tmd the words of command which sounded sharp and shrill,
though given in an undertone. As lhe
coffin was horn to the chapel the choir
chanted the "Miserere.'' The emperor's coming had been kept secret
from the public. lie was accompanied
by his daughters and his sons-in-law,
After the benediction all departed, except the emperor and lhe relatives who
remained alone with the beloved dead
until shortly before midnight, when
they returned to Sohobrunu.
Among the wreaths the one from
President McKinley attracts much attention. It has the stars and stripes
intertwined tind hears the inscription:
"From the president of lhe United
States, a tribute of heartfelt sympathy
to tho memory of a noble* and gracious
doos not matter whether you have
a good  water   works   system   or   fire
brigade or anything  else   unless   they
arc ready for  any   emergency.    West-
r\ I minster had  a  paid  lire  department,
c6re~ ��� two life halls in the city   proper,   two
teams of horses,hose wagons and reels,
but as it happened, just at the time it j
was mosl wanted, no water.
How are wc situated here. We have |
a paid chiet whose duty in the day
time is not at the lire hall but as a
patrol man doing policeman's duty.
Supposing a lire occurs in the upper
part of the town. Yon go to the near- I
est telephone and ring up the fire hall.
Wlio is there to answer it?
If there is a fire in any part of the
i city you must run to the fire hall and
lci | ring the bell yourself or shout tothe
| nearest policeman. What, has happened
��� in the meantime Your houso is
j burnt and the insurance company has
| to pay it,if you have been wise enough
to carry insurance.
If you take the trouble to make the
necessary enquiries you will find that
the rates in Nelson are lower than in
any town of the same size and with
the same fire protection ou the other
side of the boundary line.
Municipal insurance, I don't know
that there is any necessity of saving
anything about that, except that it is
a very fortunate thing that the people
in Westminster had the good sense to
insure in the very best companies and
did nut: trust to municipal insurance.
Cnn you name any cily that has made
a success of municipal insurance?
I do not wish you to imagine that I
advocate high insurance rates for I
don't, Any insurance man will bear
(me out Unit thc lower the rate tho
more insurance he can write aud
therefore the more commission ho
makes, but what I wish to do is to
let the peoplo of Nelson know that
they are not paying such exhorbitant
rates as some people imagine they are,
| compared witn other places similarly
One thing I would point out that
i.s a great mistake���anyone thinking
that such a lire eould not happen in
their own town such as happened in
New Westminster. That was tho cry
made when "\ ancouver went up in
smoke, by Westminster, but her turn
came when she was least prepared.
Let our fire department be prepared
at all times and have everything in
order so that they will not he taken
unawares. Yours truly,
A. (1. GAMBLE.
undi'i lhe direction of
The Royal Agricultural and Industrial   gj
Society of British Columbia.
OCT. 5 to 13 Inclusive ��
New Westminster
in conjuclion with tlio
Citizens'Grand YearfuCefebration
of our Clothing is gonorally sufficient to
mnko u lifo long customer.
Wc iii n't offer oui'KooiIk below cost,
becauso \\o bave no desire lo loso
money. We soil ut prices which nro
Bufilclent to ray for good material and
tfood ivorkuianship. Tlio size nml variety of our stock enables us to please a
customer both us lo style and lit. Indeed wo aro particular on these points.
Wo rather losen sale (linn permit unsatisfactory garments to leave Ihe
These values cannot be surpassed,
The Premium List Is (be Liu-nest
over offered Wost of Toronto.
Port Townsend. Sept. 15.--: The
steamer Discovery arrived lure last
night Irom Skagway 1 ringing advices
from Dawson up to August 27. It is
stated that the Canadian police havo
completed a thorough investigation of
the food supplies fur the coming winter. They report the amount on hand
is more than sufficient to carry the
camp through the winter.
Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 15.���A challenge
will shortly be issued hy a number of
wealthy gentlemen of this city for the
international yacht race for the cup
now held hy Canada. Captain Hepburn of this city will build the defender. The challenge will issue tis
coining from the Toledo Yacht Club.
Whoro tin consiiernti'in
tbo nominal sum of SI
is nninod in transfers
is to bo understood.
Sept. 14���
Riverside���1\ L. Meroier  to W.  T.
Buffalo���J. Sturgeon to  G. Demurs,
'..., $50.
Sept. 16���
Dorothy   D���Vi.    Berwick     and
Hamilton to W. Conolly.
Subserible for The Daily Miner, it
costs vou but One Dollar per month,
delivered at your residence.
Sooled whole tenders will bo received by Iho
undersigned until 12.0'clock noon Wednesday
21st for tbe erection of an addition nnd certain
alterations to Kootenay Lake General Hospital
Lowest Ol' anv tender nnt, necessarily accepted.
Pyro-Sptctacular Bombardment of  Santiago
de Cuba and Blowing up of the "nalne."
followed bv an up-to-date Tire Works Display,
which has been specially secured for I' onr
Nights at au enormous expense.
Lacrosse and Baseball Matches, Bi-
cycle rieet, Aquatic, Sailor and
Caledonian Sports, Promenade
Concerts, Horse Races.
Dog Show.   Open to the World.
�����&��SSS6S*S��*S-iS*-��^��-S*? &SSSS9-SSSSS9SSS9 8SSSSSS9��SeS-��
Pints, Quarts and Half Gallons.
Milk Pitchers
Tea Pots all Sizes
Butter Crocks
The Finest Bands in the Province
will provide Music
Special rates over all Railway and
Steamboat Lines.
No entrance fees charged fur Exhibits.
Premium Lists. Entry Forms, and
full information on application to
Chairman Cel. Com. Secy. Cel. Com.
Pros. lt. A. & 1. Poo.      Secy. R. A. & I. Soc.
Exhibition Commissioner,
��������������������������������������������� ���������������������������*�����������������
t ���
T First Class in everv respect ���
t I
t    Do you want a good Square meal for    A
X     25 CENTS?
Pie and Pudding Dishes. X
and a Full Line of CHINA & GLASSWARE.
Complete Supply of ... ,
Groceries, Summer Beverages, Etc.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Kvery Morning.
Special attention lo .Mail orders.
Kirkpatrick""' Wilson, *i��^i_���_^*
hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
and Cloth   Brushes,
also Good Value in Sponges.
W. f. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
First Class Cook Employed X
> Kaslern   -Oysters    Kcrelvcil     Kully. A
A Caoked any Style. ���
I t
+ Y. HOSH1
*J. Harry Nickerson*
JEWELER ��� ��� ��� A
Josephine St. Opposite Clarke Hotel
To the Editor (if Tlie Miner:
Sir:���In this morning's issue of The
Miner you go into the matter of insurance rates, stating that they are altogether too high so that it virtually
prohibits certain people from insuring
at all in this province.
This matter of rates has so often i
coine up one way or another that I j
think for Ihe information of thc public I
a few facts should be placed before j
them or they might think that the fire |
insurance companies were robbing
them when asked to pay the present
rates now in force in our eity.
A short* time ago a gentleman complained that the insurance rates in
this city were outrageous, the idea of
an insurance company (barging It) per
cent on n rsk in this city. I happened
to ask bim where that particular risk-
was situated, lie replied that it was
on a business block on Baker street. II
just shows how much bo knew what
he was talking about. There is not a
risk in the city of Nelson that calls
for over li'._, per cent, outside of the
We have, there is no doubt about it, I
n very fine waterworks system. So
had the unfortunate city of New West- \
minster but through pure carelessness,
according to the paper reports, when J
the lire broke out. the reservoir was
nearly empty. How often is our reservoir inspected as to the quantity of
water in it? The city of Westminster
had a ferry boat with a large pump on
board that could throw I think six
Streams at once, anyway four, this
boat was Supposed to be always ready
to tight any fire that might occur along
the water front. What was the matter
with this lire boat? In any of there-
ports to hand there has  been  no nien-
On account of Labor Day Celebration at Hossland the Nelson & Fort
Sheppard Railway will sell tickets on
Sept. is and 19th good returning until
Sept. 20th nt $8,05 for round trip. In
addition to regular tram service a
special train will leave Hossland at 8
p, tu., Sept. 19th. The Fire Brigade
and Base Ball Club will leave Nelson
iiii regular train Sunday Sept. 18th.
Tickets must be purchased prior to
taking trains as regular fares will be
charged by conductors.
Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,
Real Estate and dent-nil Agents,  l-ire and
...Insurance Agents, Notaries Public,   Etc...
FOR SALE   ____��v^wv*tv*wa.
Corner Lot on Yet non St., with Building, 12 Lots in Block
44F���Ohenp.   2 I.i ts Cor. Josephine and Hobson.
FOR RENT    .������������,
2 Lots ami Dwelling near Cor Stanley St, on Observatory
St., 812 per month. Dwelling on Silica St., near ('('dar St,
|2U per month,    House and 2 Lots, Houston Ht.   $13 mouth, t
all and see our full list of property for sale in   "Hume".
and "A" Additions
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
We have Two Claims on Hover Creek For Sale, cheap.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street,  NELSON,  B.C.
A Large  Variety  below  the
Ordinary Price.
Satchels, Grips, Valises
All   Communications relating to British Columbia businessj
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
Thomson Stationery Co. |s s Fow^10k1m "^
t.iMiTKD (d22)|��- 0�� "uw,-.> a-' m'' .
Mining Engineer
IT.   *
The Miner is on sale at thc following news stores at five cents per
Qllbort Stanley
Thomson Stationery Co
Canada Drng & Hook Co.
Hold Uuiiic News Stand
1>. Campbell
('. P. Nelson
,1. P Dolaney
Slocun Nu'.vs Co,
.1. I. Mcintosh
Slocun News Co.
W. Parker
Thompson Bros,
Hotel Spokane
M, xv. Simpson
M. Anderson
c. XV. Hill
Sloean City
Slocan Crossing
Cascade City
and   News   Agents  on   boats  and
trains out of Nelson.
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
tlmher should apply to
The Nelson Planing Mill
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
IsCBEBN iMxnts ami   wi.wiows ham:
has taken over the practice of
Dr.    H.   E.   Hall and   is   prepared to do all kinds of Dental  #
Work   by latest methods.  .  .
Charles D. J. Christie
FOR RENT Furnished Houso and 2 lots, Oor. Cedar tind Victoria, $20,001
4 roomed House, $14.00, 4 roomed House, 416, 8 roomed lions,"
Cor. Stanley nnd Victoria, $20.00.   A large Boarding House, ��15.
FOR SALE- 6 roomed Cottage, 2 lots, Cor Kootenay nnd Observatory, hnrJ
finish, painted, good fence, $1260.   2 good Lots, Addition "A" $40t*|
It llil*:it STREET, NELSON, It. ('. < OSi 11: POST OFFICE]
Call and sec onr Wallace Acetylene (ins Machine.
PABST : : :
Kronen lllll ltlork
linker SI. |
A Trial   will   convinci
that the  World's   Leading
Beer loses none of its gooil
qualities by  being  bottle<p
in our own country.
THORPE & CO., Ltd.


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