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Daily   Kdition,  No. 36.
Nelson, British Columbia. Tuesday Morning June, 21,   1898.
Eighth Year
A shipment ot* the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
Come Early ancl Secure a Pair.
New* of Arrivnl uf TrniixporlH AiivIouhI)-
Availed.���Muck Feeling on Keu V.x-
cliaiiK* wr llobHon.���ChrKtculne the
tievr Warships.
Dress   Materials,
Lawns,    Organdies,
Prints and  Summer
Muslins, Linen and
Pique Dress Skirts,
Denham Suits,   Alpaca     and      Serge
Dress Skirts.
near Cape Maysi, the extreme eastern
point of Cuba, an American gunboat,
an auxiliary cruiser, two transports
and a schooner in tow.- Later she
passed another steamer with troops on
board. The El Helwold was stopped
by a gunboat with a blank shot and
was questioned aa to her identity.
Fred Irvine & Co.
JFwgl WW! Towel* at WP��g ^MJ^i1**
yyny to i'owiuawlciilc Willi tbe War
Department0% Vrixablngteu-Vraimble
ComposHI��n of *��e Four** Fleet.
oi! new steamers now being built for
the former company. As the Mail
company has given up the Peking and
China and will give up the Peru, the
Toyo line, which operates a number of
large steamers in the. Orient, will
probably funrish ships for the trade
until its new steamers shall be completed.
-San Francicso, June 20. ���The third
expedition to Manila will sail next
Thursday or Friday at the latest. This
announcement was made at General
Merritt's headquarters this morning.
The report has been frequently circulated around army headquarters that
General Merritt will divert the course
of the vessel in which he will journey
to the Philippines, so as to touch at
Hong Kong before landing at Manila.
General Merritt will make this move
in order to place himself in communication with Washington before he
commences operations in the Philippines. Further instructions will doubtless await him at Hong Kong, which
is the only cable point at which he can
touch after leaving this city. Just
what ships will be used for the fourth
fleet cannot be learned, but the fleet
will probably consist of the Newport,
now at the dock, the City of Puebla,
due from Puget Sound, and the steamer
Peru, due from Hong Kong on June
24; also the Alameda, which is scheduled to arrive from Australia on June
22, and the Acapulco, which will doubtless arrive from Panama on the same
Japan may indirectly aid the United
States. There is a report current at
the Pacific Mail dock that the steamers
of the Japanese line, Toyo company,
may be used as substitutes for the
ships chartered by the United States
government from President C. P.
Huntington: There is a traffic agreement with the Toyo company and the
Pacific Mail company for the operation
Mulock Will Attend  the Colonial
Convention. ,���'.'���'������
���Ottawar Jvine-20. ���Next���week-there-
will be a quorum of the cabinet on the
Atlantic. Messrs. Mulock, Dobell and
Fitzpatrick sail on Saturday from
Quebec, and Mr. Blair from New York
on the same day. Mr. Fisher will
iJso leave for England in a few days..
Mr. Mulock is going over to attend
the Colonial Postal convention, which
meets in London on the 25th inst.,
and at which it is expected the representatives from all the colonies and
Great Britain will endeavor to agree
on a two-cent postage rate for letters
throughout the empire. Mr. Fitzpatrick, the solicitor general, goes in connection with the claims against Russia
for-thc seizure of Canadian sealers.���
Toronto Mail and Empire.
It Will Amount to $250,000���Dredging
the St. Lawrence Riyer. '*���
Ottawa, June 20.���The customs department this morning received remittances amounting to ��125,000 from
Bennett, which with the previous remittances, will bring up the customs
collections from the Yukon to a quarter
of a million dollars by the end of the
fiscal year.
1 Hon. Mr. Tarte, ex-minister of public works, has been inspecting the St.
Lawrence river works from Montreal
down. He finds that the water is one
foot lower than at the same time last
year, and Will urge dredging work
ahead with all speed to provide.against
interference with navigation when the
water falls.
Attorney general Cameron of Manitoba
arrived iu Ottawa this morning on
government business.
Washington, Juno 20.��� Public attention hero today was divided almost
evenly between the movements of General Shafter's army and the probability
of reinforcements having reached
Dewey, and the state of Hobson, the
naval hero. Up to this afternoon the
anxiously awaited messages which
were to announce the arrival of transports at Santiago and Manila' had
reached neither the navy or wai" departments. It was not doubted, however, that our vessels are off Santiago.
If they arrived only this morning off
Santiago a direct report from the fleet
cannot bo expected until a late hour
tonight. It is not doubted that just
about the time Shatter appears off
Santiago the Charleston will appear in
Manila bay* leading the three transports, which bring nearly 3000 soldiers
to Dewey's assistance.
That fact will not bo known,. however, officially for two or three days,
owing to the distance from there to
Hong Kong, the nearest cable point.
It is a question whether with this
force to back him he will be justified
in assaulting Manila or even in accepting its surrender. Either course would
involve responsibility for the admiral,
and it is extremely desirable that no
pretext be afforded jealous European
nations for intervention at Manila
under the guise of protecting the interests ot their subjects. It inay'< be
that Admiral Dewey will sWait; for another ten days until-; the^sec^
merit' of troops reaches; Cavite- In this
case he will probably land the troops
that arrive in the town of Cavite^
which is now completely under the;
control of himself and the insurgents,
and employ the time in accustoming
i hem to Manila.; methods and climate. ���
During the day despatches announcing
that Captain Genera! Blanco had refused to exchange, Hobson and his fellow-prisoners created some indigna-;
tion, which was modified later by
Madrid advices quoting Sagasta as saying that a decision had not been
reached. Should Spain adopt the cruel
and unusual course of refusing the exchange the regulations of the war department are sufficient to meet the
case.. The following principle is laid
down in its regulations: "Retaliation
will never be resorted to as a means of
revenge, but only as' a measure of protective retribution, and moreover cautiously and unavoidably; that, is to
say, retaliation shall only be resorted
to after careful inquiry into the real
character of the deeds that may de^
man & retribution.
"Unjust or inconsiderate retaliation
removes the belligerents further and
further from the mitigating rules of
regular war and by rapid strides leads
them to the^ internecine wars of sav-
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It was pointed-out today by a leading officer of the army tnat the Spaniards had most to lose by a course of
cruelty which would call for retaliation, as the number of Spanish prisoners is far greater than the number of
American prisoners.
There was a wholesale christening at
the navy department today when Secretary Long supplied names for no less
than 83 war craft. All of these ^ were
provided for in the last naval appropriation bill, and while contracts for
their construction have not been let,
the advertisements lun��e been issued
except in the case of tho monitors, and
the boats will be under way before cold
weather. First on the list of the big
battleships is the Maino, for congress
has provided that that name shall be
continued in the naval list. Tlie other
big battleships will be called the Missouri and Ohio. The first of the torpedo boats bears the name of the brave
young ensign, Bagley, who was' killed
on the deck of the Winslow under the
guns of Cardenas, the first American
naval officer to lose his life in the war.
Four states have the privilege of giving their names to tho monitors, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida and
The names given to the. 16 torpedo
boat destroyers are those of America's
foremost- naval heroes. The names applied to the torpedo boats are those of
lesser but of glorious fame.     ���
Word went around the war department this afternoon that the Cadiz
squadron had had another spectacular
appearance, this time returning to
port. '   ...' .
Behavior of Spaniards Unaccountable,
and Smacks of Barbarism.
Washington, June 20.���The following despatch from Commodore Watson
today has been received:
; "The Captain General states that
the Spanish government refuses to exchange Hobson and his'men."    .
This cause3 a disagreeable feeling
here. It is believed that Hobson is not
retained on account of his rank, but
because lie the idol of the American
nation. The holding' of hostages,
usually for ransome or for some other
benefit, is a medaeval custom. But
even as a hostage Hobson would be entitled to an exchange for prisoners of
greater rank or greater number. It is
recalled, that Admiral Cervera won
praise the world over by his gallantry
in making the first offer to exchange
Hbsboh and his "associates, so that the
refusal to exchange Hobson is the more
unaccountable. It was also recalled
that when Colonel Cortejo .who was
confined at Fort McPherson, Georgia,
was exchanged, it was strictly on the
base of his rank without consideration
of the incidental fact, most important
to General Blanco, that, Cortejo was a
close lfelation to the former captain
The naval officials attach *no importance to the half-masting of the flag
oyer Morro Castle atfer the recent
bombardment as indicating that Hobr
sou and his associates had perished.
Morro is being spared to proteot Hobson, and moreover, it -is ��� riot supposed
that the Spanish flag would bo lowered
out of consideration,for an American
loss.. According to ..the usual practice
iu warfare, the Americans /should be
moved to a place of. safety instead of
danger, for a prisoner of :war'is entitled under civilized usage to protection against pridue;.exposure or harsh
treatment iThe ,^rat*t*mg forward of
prisoners as a, shield is a relic of.bar-
barism.    As a rule,, the places where!
pitalsexists aai-d ^^s ^li^-chrabhes
and charitable institutions are located
is designated; by a; yellow flagj and
commanders do their /best to ptotect
these places. If Hobson is kept '.'at;
Morro Castle to insure protection'for
that place or to expose him to danger,
it is said to be a breach of the rules of
civilized warfare;  :. ; ?
lis Wa* Taken In .tutti:��U.-I'����at* far
four ll*}>���Nnllve Troop* Matlajr aa-4
Kill Tlieir omcent.-lBitarxrats Hectare IiKtrpeadeaee.
Santiago Completely Invested
/Visits Satmp son.
On Board the Associated'Press Despatch  Boat  Dauntless, Off Santiago,
June   19,   6   p   iri.,   via    Kingston.
Jamaica,   June  20,   4:15 p. m.-^The
United  States  troops  under General
Shafter have not yet arrived: -The delay  is  inexplicable.   The   transports
should have reached  here this morning.   .The Cubans are extremely active
and a cordon haa been drawn around
Santiago  de -Cuba,   General! Garcia
with  4000  troops, coming  by forced
marches > from  Banos, is now nearing
Santiago..   He left  3000 men at Hol-
guin to prevent ;the, Spaniards there
from joinirig General Joraat Santiago.
The   Spanish   troops at   Guantanamo
under General Masso are  also cut off
from   General. Toral   and   are  badly
visions  and  reinforcements,    but  it
was impossible to grant their requests.
General   Masso  said  that his men
were even-then on half rations, which
would  only  last   during   the present
month.   General Garcia.and staff were
picked up at   General Rabi's camp, 18
miles west of Santiago, and brought to
the   flagship  this  afternoon  by the
Vixen. .. .        .'*'.*
- He had   a long   conversation   with
Admiral Sampson regarding   the operations for the invasion of Santiago and
the   operations   of   the American and
Cuban troops. General Garcia says the
Spaniards   are - starving and that the
war  should   end'in   a  few months.
Two regiments of troops will be landed
at   Guantanamo   bay,   which will be
held as a base until Santiago falls.
The auxiliary cruiser St. Louis cut
the Kingston cable last night witihn
a mile of El Morrq.^   '. .
Hong Kong, Juno 20.���(Copyright
by the Associated Press).���According
to. advices from Manila, dated Juno
17, it was reported there that General
Monet, in coming southward with 3000
mixed troops from Bartacon, 80 miles
north of Manila, found the railway line
blocked and was taken in ambush by
the insurgents. Fierce fighting ensued
and was carried on four days, during
which General Monet was killed.
The native troops joined the insurgents, and the Spaniards who were
left, about 500, surrendered. A battalion at Point AngiO, whose militia
was supposed to be particularly loyal,
began shooting its officers and killed
five meu, when the insurgents attacked
Marabou. The Spaniards succeeded in
disarming and imprisoning a portion
of them, but they escaped when the
insurgents captured Marabon.
At Seapote a wholo regiment revolted' at a critical moment. The
authorities still use mixed forces with
the result that insurgent riflemen are
frequent y fouud to have passed the
sentries and to be creeping along under cover and firing on the Spaniards
from behind.
The correspondent of the Associated
P&sa,paid.a-visit tpday.to the outposts,
at Tonda, Santa Anna and Malata, but
there, is no perceptible movoment,
though there is. constant firing which
for the most part is effective.
Nothing is visiblo among the trees.
The insurgents when firing, fire sparingly and draw abundant Spanish volleys, especially at night. Thc Spaniards incessantly squander tons of
ammunition in tho shadow of thickets, apparently in the hope of quickly
exhausting their stock and being in a
position to surrender honorably after a
hopeless fight.
In the meantime the  Spanish commanders have been ordered to burn the
village   huts outside tho town so. as to
deprive the enemy of shelter, and hundreds of peaceful natives are homeless.
There was a great feast at Cavite on
June 12, when a declaration  of independence was formally made by Aguinaldo.    He  had  invited the  American
officers   to  be   present, but none accepted.    Aguinaldo is reported to have
advocated  autonomy under American
protection, similar to  the British protectorates.   The insurgents, it .is believed, out of   deference   to  Admiral
Dewey, have resolved not trf bombard.
For several days there has been a tremendous rain storm.
Yokohama, June 20.���The British
steamer Empress of China sailed today
for Vancouver.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 20, 2 p. m.
���The British steamer El Helwold
arrived at Port Antonio this morning
and reported passing yesterday evening
Kingston, Jamacia, June <20.���W.
Ramsden, the British consul at Santiago, now acting for United States in
the negotiations with the Spaniards
for the exchange of Lieutenant Hobson
and his comrades, has suggested to the
officials at Washington that even a ransom might be paid to secure the
prompt release of the American prisoners. The idea was undoubtedly expressed in the cable despatches which
passed through the colonial authorities,
but in what form it was shaped is not
clear. *
Minister of Marine Regrets. He Is Unable to Send Manila Help Yet.
London, Juno 20.���A. Cadiz despatch
says that the iniuister of marine is
there from Madrid and attended tho
trial of a new rockot. It i.s claimed to
be so powerful that an explosion near
an ironclad would cause so great a displacement of water that the vessel
would be swamped.
In an interview ho lamented the
fact that he had beeu unable to despatch, a fleet'to the Philippines. Ho
says he is determined to despatch vessels, as it would be an uupardouablo
crime to abandon such heroic soldiers.
He further said that he believed it int-
pdsible for Admiral Cervera to escape,
but he was convinced he would grasp
the first opportunity to exchange compliments with the American fleet.
Washington, June 20.���Lieutenant
Hobson will be transferredfrom the construction corps to the line of the navy,
and raised to the grade of lieutenant
commander probably this week. This
action was definitely decided on by the
administration today.
Madrid, June 20.���Premier Sagasta,
when questioned on the subject today,
said nothing) had been decided, in
spite of the American reports, regarding the exchange of Naval Constructor
Hobson and his companions, who were
captured by the Spaniards after they
had sunk the collier Merrimac in the
channel leading into the harbor of
Santiago de Cuba.
Key West, June 20.���The Red Cross
society's steamer State of Texas, with
Miss Clara Barton on board, sailed this
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never be known. . Ar&bur^'tqO, tlipugh*
a winner in the end, is prob&bly a
large loser, ori' the season's transactions, but he does not appear to have
beeu crippled in any way.
The real victims of Leiter's transactions were' the unfortunate starving
peasants in France, Spain and Italy.
In the two latter countries' there!were'r
bread riots, which in Italy almost
reached tho proportions of a revolution,
while"'in Frariicei though' the ''distress*
was not ..nite sb acute, it wis; found
necessary to.
remove;; thelndutw; ori
- ��� ��� ���t-amMmmamm.matommtkmmSmt   mmt
For the greater part of the year now
interest has been largely centered in
the mariipiilations of the wheat market
*n Chicago. It was in July of last year
that Lei ter first began his speculative
operations, though it was not until
late in the autumn that he loomed up
in the public eye as one of those who
controlled the price of the wheat supply of the world.
Leiter's attempt was not the first by
any means to corner the wheat market,
though such attempts have never beeu
more than partially successful. The
last great attempt Was that of the one
time famous speculator known as "Old
Hutch" in 1888. " Hutch'' was very-
successful for a time and ran theprice
of wheat up to $2 a bushel, but after
a time the crash came, and "Hutch"
An extraordinary series of events -for'
a long time favored Leiter, arid up; to
the last it looked as if he   might pall
through and come out a winner.    Last
autumn the wheat crop in Europe7vi.is
far  below   the   average/and   reliable
statisticians predicted'a great shortage
of wheat all over  the world.   In Can-
ad i, tod, the crop of  1897, though * of
good quality, was not  so plentiful as
usual. The United States were iri:very
much the  same  condition, arid! about1
the   middle   of    last  Noveiribey- the-
world's wheat supply  in  sight1 was
about 31,000,000 bushels  less than at
the same time in 1896.    Thus ; the natural  conditions  all   favored a "brill';
raid on the  marke , and  the raid was
made, engineered with great skill and5
backed up by immense capital.
Leiter's great opponent���*, ini- this
struggle was the well known operatdif'
Philip Armour, a man of- great re-j
sources and experience. All thrcragh
November and December' the battle
raged, Leiter buying at high prices
and Armour selling at low one's. Air-
mour entered into extensive contracts'
for the delivery of wheat; arid it wris*
trol over the elevators, his pO^etful;
i ail way interests and his great grain
connections ini Duluth arid StJlioini'
that enabled him to get togethettlie
immense quantities of wheat necessary
to fulfill his obligations. Had the
grain not been forthcoming, it would1
have taxed even,. Atmonr's great ris-
sources to the uttermost to come to
tirms with his adversary.
In the meantime with the advent of
sprijig the wOrld 's  grain supply begad
rapidly to  increase, and Leite*  was
forced to keep  adding to his already
immense purchases to bolster up prices,
and though he sold   frorii time to* timov
whenever he could, he  was   unable to
unload  the   bulk   of    what  he  had
bought.   Just   when things  were beginning to look black  for  the yoririg*
financier, war broke out between Ariief-
ica and  Spain, arid prices went  Seward at once, and Leiter was enabled
' to carry his May deal through.   SoOn,
however, people began1 toDrealiie that
commerce was not likely to be materially  interfered with, and prices began
to fall again.    This time they fell rapidly,1 frorii $l;8o  to 92 cents in a comparatively few days." Upon this Leiter,
senior, and the other financiers who
were the  young man's backers, withdrew   their  support, and Leitfer. was
obliged  to place   his holdings  in  the
hands of   trustees for   a   composition
with his creditors:' Itis" said that his
creditors will all be paid   in full, but
notwithstanding  his   immense  gains
Jast winter Leiter must have lost hear-'
The annual' re$oft just i&ueuof the
British Westralia Syndicate is a striking instance of what;can' be' achieved
by a well managed mining company'
on a comparatively small capital.   Tho
abovo company,   of which  Mr. Frank
Gardner  is  the leading spirit,   was
organized in October, 1894 with a capital of ��80,000, arid has paid iri eaclt of
the three years of its existence a dividend of 50 per cent, and have now on
hand a\rese*ve fund of, roughly spoak-
ing, ��180,000;   The syndicate havenet
engaged   in   mining themselves,   but
have acquired large blocks of: mining-
stock, and hare also invested; iri' real"
estate:   The Financial Ne\vis" is author-
ity for the statement thateven atltie*
low prices now prevailing ori the London market, the holdings of th&; syridi'-
cate could be realized at frtiri ��500^ 000
to   ��750^000.   Considering  the sbbirt
time that the syndicate has been oper-;
ating arid the siriallne'ssbf the*'caiiital;::
this shbiving is almost urip)reted6Hte*di,';
It  only  requires a company of  this
kind operating in  Kbot'enajr-for thdre'
to be' as' great a demand" for" British
Golnriibia siiafes as there ever was for"
West Australian.
. There - is-/ some discussion in the
maritime papers over the fact that the
Halifax school board have decided riot
tojriiake tl e 1 sfe'Of July afechopl holiday.
The trouble is one or old standing;
and arose out of the manner iri which
Nova Scotia was brought into the Confederation. It; is riot- well- to tiy to
force a measure on a conimnnrty; how-:
ever:good the measure.iriay ��� he,and.���'
some of the friends: of- Confederation
made this; mistake, with i tile' result
that the fiifet' tiirie Nova Scotia had ari
opportunity to exptesS'its' opinion it'
sent' ari almost unbroken - contingent of
bpporietits of : -Oonfedciatibtt- t6i: tWtf
parliament :-ofr .Catuiflai'.." The feeling
diminished -::'wi^:^ii^,'^1)%tVMMi^7jQfrit.-'
c6uldsbe-forind inthet hii*(it of; refeW-'
in-jfc tovvOntario^arid' Quebec-',brilycas
"Canada*; *' arid in "' theK reftisal^ of
school boajrds to ot^
yeSrsaryTof Confederation. A Haitfar
mper says that the decision"W. ttitf
board does not/reflect; tbe feeling of
the people; arid thfftt- tSlrewiu'beVery
tbxv children, .at' iBfeftdbljm, Domiriion
d��f. the Sti-lt tfoirit ��� f&tiiisite says :
"How about th^=chS!(*i��n? Well, they
will bS irijio' suck/ despewlte^^ strain;
fOr they htcte'jUre^idy resolved towf
truant ari'. that^day eri masse, wise'
beyemd their yeijrs,\ loyal' to .'twit**
cdutmy arid" tlieir ;l^da^,ltlfey%iUf
eri-^e in a very ^ustifl^bie rebellidri;
aridcyclinwiv pieriickirifc.b^'playittgf^:
fishing���in any innocent atnusetrierit iri
wliich tKey- may erigagfe' Tte1 GSSiBtttf
wisjiegtberirj*^;''.   ;   /
In this paitOT" Canada ^e are odfn-
irif tor tbirik'ia'cnpe'tif D^>^^S1tfib^��, day
every? year; i arid ire T/krp&thbtf our Witt-
rades in NovR"Se6ti#will; lei bygones
b& by^6ri���^r-,attd;: join heartily- arid^
uriariirijOrislir in tHe ceIebWffci<tol.?i-T-#i
onto Crlobb:
FIRE AT#OBfcjfo$m&
Port Arthtir,,Ont1;: June '2ft���Pitfe
destroyed nine buildirig* thii morritiig
at 2 o'clodk. Aitkeri's htntse,:Bbwell's
blacksmith shm W;CDaltbri's fttp-
riitrir& store-^ John XK^e's rfeshfewce,''ft
Crinninghatos' arid-; Mrfe��� Wiliia*tt"s
residences wett brirried; All the briild^
irigg were insured./
Rockland, Ont.^ June 20.rt-Therp'i��i
udthirig new <;oaoerningr the sawmill
strike hei-e. Everythittg is qriiet. A
crowd of a couple of hundred men ifl
around\ the ��� gate,- but- they arei very,
civil and orderly.
Ottawa, Jrine 26.r*-W. 6. Edwarda'
mill hands are still out on strike.
Tbere has been talk here all day,df
calling ont the militia, but no action
has yet been attthOrijied iri that direc-
Chicago, June 20;. 'r-Aftc* it straggle
of three minutes, Lewis, being^bri tbe
pad,, stbriVach dbwri,; the refeiee separated the two men andr gave- thie decis-;
iori^to/Ix^isyibe-t&rise��� Ybrisbf| tbe; ref'
etee saidi was strangling him.;"-
NO NAVAL-ii^g0ti^-''
Lbndbri, - jiirie  20^7���The" et&temierit'
was imaide- iri tbe'houSe today'tbat tbe'
annual naval manoeuvres will be postponed on account of a shortage of coal,
but that no special- significance should
be attaebfe'd-to'thfr facte
Washirigtbri, June 2ftf���A . war des-
pateh' states tbat/khei Cadiz ft&tiivhieti
saiied'for Mariilar a "few days ago; ha��-
returned to port.
Eyesight Tested Free-
iR TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
All kinds of Frcsh and Salted Meats wholesale and retail. Fresh Fish received daily.
Mail orders receive careful and prompt attention.
E. C. TRAVE5, Manager.
lesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Markets in Rossland; Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver! and Slocan City;
drdero by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
In  somevvay,* to induce every man, woman and
child in the country who buys in Nelson to come and inspect our
stock and prices. We would have you do this for \ve are sure
that you would become our customer and friend. We have the
largest and best selected stock of Groceries in the city. The
famous products of every country in our line are represented on
our shelves. ��� ���   '   (.
EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS.���Never behind the times. No retrograding
h'erer Our business' is run to serve its p��trons to their best interests,
as well as our own, and you can always c!epen<l upon-our best service
?"*..',' being afforded yOu.' ��
Tfee ftiiriie^s" of oiir micesthroufellout our entire lin^.-it all times shows onr
^rrispupjori the markets    CANT BE BEAT AT ALL;  THAT'S ALL.
Wisa^ & Co., Nelson,
^^pmm m$mjM & co.
: : N^SON 3RANCH : :
We!:-ar��S- prepared to furnish' kiln^ dried lumber at regular
prices arid carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Fiddririg arid Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles; arid tath, Sash and Doors. Estiriiates
;; Cheerfully given;
pFFlCV AND YARD; C. P. R: STATION.    .   .    .
A."E. YOUNG, agent.
Sarflen & Flower Seeds.
*h# f ENNtS GOODS.
��� AT THE
T\*^here  you i-vill alwajs find a well
assorted stock of In sported . and
DomesticCigjtrs, Cigarettes Tobaccos and a f uir stock of
Pipes at reasonable
g J; iVilGHf ON. dl9)
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between us as Brewers in
Nelson, B.C., has this dny been dissolved by
mutual consent. All debts owing to the paid
partnership are to be paid to tho undersigned
William Gosnell and all claims against the
aaid partnership arc to bc presented to the said
William Gosnell at the Castle Brewery, Nelson. B.C., by whom the same will be settled.
Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 28th day of May
AJD.,1888. 3wkp
Witness: WM. GOSNELL.
Edward A. Crease    AUGUST STADLER
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
Householders Please Note.
The humble daddy long-legs; the
flying and cheerful ant; the irrepressible blow fly and the genial winged
bug can be kept out of your houses
2 ft. 6 x G ft. 6 at $1.50.
2ft. 8 x 6ft. 8 at f 1.75.
2 ft.10 x G ft.10 afc S2.00.
Scbeex   Wixdotvs made to order in
all sizes at the
T, W GRAY,   Proprietor.
Official Directory.
Governor-General - Earl of Aberdeen'i
Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier i
Aleinbcr House of Cominonj1, Dominion Parlia- ',
ment, West ICpotenny.     .-.- How itt Bostock )
Hon j II Turner
HQn DM Eberts
Com of Lands and Works Hon G B Marl in
Minister Mines and Education Hon Jas Bakor
President Executive Council Hon CE Pooley
Members Legif lative Assembly lor West Kootenay���North Riding J M Kellie
South Ridinsr                  ��� ,T F Hiimo
Mayor - - John Houston
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, J A
Gilker, J J Mnlone, E P Whalloy. Thos Madden.
City Clerk - - JK Strachan
Pol ico Manistralo - EACrcaeo
Chief of Police . AFMcICinnon
Chief of Fire Department . W J Thompson
Auditor - John Hamilton
Water Commissioner - T M Ward
Health Oilleer - - Dr. LaBau
Cily council meets every Monday, 3 p.:ii., at
city hall, cor Victoria and Josephine st
Dr. E C Artlmr. Dr. GAB Hall. Geo Johnstone.   Principal���J R Green.
President - J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President - James Lawrence.
Secy-Treas.        <,--,-   . John A Turner/
President -,        . .   John A. Turner
Vico-Pres. - XV. a. Jowett.
Secretary - D. McArthur
Treas. - - AH Clements
Medical Supt. . Dr. G. ABHaU;
8.00 p.m
8.30 a.m.
l.OO p.m.
5.00 p.m.
Unitef! States, Ontario. Quo
liecnnd Eastern Provinces
Points on N. & F. S. line.
Victoria and Rowland.
New Denver, Sandon and
Slocan Lake Points.
Kaslo and Kootenay Lake
Hossland. Trail. NHkusp.
Itobson. points on main line
[C. P. It.. Vancouver aiid
5.15 p.m.
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
oh'fice irouns.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; General
Delivery, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.;  Registration, 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Bank
9 a.m. to I p.m.; Sunday I hour (10 to 1.1 a.m).
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster.'
Government Inspector of Agencies W J Goepel
Gold Commissioner - O. G. Dennis
Mining Recorder-Tax Col .,���.,..-,,     R F Tolmip,; *
Collector of Customs ���"'-���-      Geo. Johnstone   '
Pi-ovincial Assessor *..*���'.'        JohnKeon,
County Court Judgo - J A Forin.
Registrar - BTHSimpkins,
Warden - Capt. N FUisstubbi.
First Jailer
Second Jailer
Third Jailer
Senior Guard
R Llddell.
Geo Partridge.
John McLaren:
R Inco.
Church ok ENGLAND-Matin il'a.m.; Even
Song. 7.W p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on )st and 3rd Sundays iu the month after
Mrttins; on 2nd and 4th Sundays, rtt 8 a.m.
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. S. Ako-
hurfet. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
Presbyterian Church���Services at H n.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School At 2.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. It.- Frew,
Methodist CnnRCH���Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets. Services at 11 am. and 7.30
p. m.; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Epworth
League C, E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. Geo. H,
Morden, Pastor.
Roman Catholic CnoRcn���Mass at Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a.m.; Benediction
at 7.30 to 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
Baptist Church ��� Services morning und
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.;   Meetings
aro held J n^thoschoolhouse.���Sr.rangors- coral-"
ally welcomed.   Rov. G. R. Welch, Pasfor;
Salvation Army���Services every evening
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria street.
Adjutant Millrior in charge. s
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. JV St !A.
M. meets second Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brethren Invited.
G. L. Lennox. Secretary."
ttt,    I.  O. O.  F.'   Kootenay Lodge
No. 16, meets every Monday night, -
at   their  Hall, Kootenay street.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
.VTM. HODSON, SocrctArjC,
..NELSON   LODGE  No. 25. K. ot P.,
At\'"cets in Castle hall, McDonald block
jaevery Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock;
"7All visiting knights cordially invited,
J. J. Malonk, CC.
(8201 Geo. Parthidob. K. of R. and S>.
NELSON LODGE. I. O. G. T. Meets in
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars cordially invited, John Tklkohd,
Chief Templar.
George Nunn    Secy
SONS    OF    ENGLAND, mectn:
second and fourth' Wednesday df
each month at K. of P. Hall; MacDonald Block,   cor. Vernon   and-
.^       Josephine'streets. , Visiting b'retn-
rn cordially invited,        Ernest-King,'
Chas; H. Fabrow, Worthy President'
COURT KOOTENAY. I.O.F., NO. 3138 meets-
lst and 3rd Wednesday in-each month in the
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, CD. S. C. R.; J R
Green, CR;: J. Purkiss, Sec'y.;
NELSON LODGE.'NO:710 A:O.U.RV., meets
every  Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall.    F W
Swanell, M.W.:  W Hodson, Rec.-Sec; J. J;.
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and-
P. M. W; .*���''��� ���
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1692 meets in the'Mc-'*
Donald block every Thursday evening a* 8"
o'clock.   Visiting members cordially invited.
John Toye, WM.; F. J. Bradley, R.S. THE  MINER, TUESDAY, JUtfE ar; 1898
��� .^....,.-,.,,.   .^    .r.~~--f.-^.^r...-
Brier   Menlltin    or   Uapp-t it!:tgs  in   the
- District Dnrlris lhe Pa-it
IV \*  !����>�����.'
Mayor' McA-hh   of   Kaslo   is in the
|f city.
Bmco White of tho Slocan Star is at
the Hume.
Mrs. L. A. Hamilton of .Winnipeg is
at the Phair.
Robert McKcever of Hamilton, Out.,
is at the Phair.
John P. Peterson of Brooklyn, B. C.,
is at ihe Phair.
Hamilton Byers returned yesterday
I from a visit to Kafilo.
W. A. Jowett returned on Sunday
j evening from Vancouver. ;
C. D. Rand, a well known inining
[ man of Spokane, is at the Phair.
A. E. Sutton of Hilo, Hawaii, forra-
| erly of Glacier, B. C., is in the city.
J. B. Brophy,  resident engineer of
[the Crow's Nest Pass  railway, is in
the city.
Police Magistrate Lucas of Kaslo
[was in the city yesterday on court
[business. '������:'.
The date   has   been   fixed, for   the
"Doves   and. Ravens" ministrel enter-
jtainment for July 12.
D. McLeod, purchasing agent for the
{Mann, Foley & Larsen firm of arilway
I contractors, is at the Hume.
Colonel S. W. Ray, banker of  Port
j Arthur,, is iu: the   city  in  connection
wiih the Mollie Gibson law case
��� W. J. Pettingell is in Regina this
week attending the annual meeting of
the Canada Drug and Book company.
'���"John L; Retallack, candidate for the
[ Sloean division, has issued a card to
, th'e electors, which appears in this
J. Wilson, superintendent of tho C
| P. R. telegraph lines, accompanied by
^Mrs. Wilson and son, are at the
U E. P. Davis, Q. 0., and Hon. Pred
[iPeters, Q.C. the former of Vancouver,
,he latter of Victoria, barristers, are
;>t the Hume.
A telegram from the Slocau City
j*>aseball :-team states that they will be
lere on July 1 to compete for the prize
tffered by the sports committee.
[The steamers now land close to the C.
I\ R. tiiick, the wharf beiug entirely
fubraerged. The water is higher than
It has beeu since the big flood of J1894.
Tlie'; Kelson baseball team are practicing hard for their  match with  the
Jlocau Oity  team on Dominion day,
lud also the  lacrosse team  for  their
Ijiatch -with.New Denver.
'-fl At the Grand Central last night were
G. Evans,  Thomas  Robinson and
P.   Burr,    Grand   Forks;   James
��ourke,   Ymir;   Joseph   Shaw,   Vic-
|��ria;Gliarl*es Campbell, Kaslo.
��� Rev.   C. - Ault    Procuuier    passed
trough tiie city yesterday en route to
a lot of
which no well appointed
home should be without
during the warm weather.
I We have also constantly
on hand a full line of . .
lumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
an4 Hardware
of every description
which we are offer-
ingat very loWprices;
Eosslaud where he will be ordained
tomorrow us a clergyman of ' tlio
Church of England, by Bishop Wells
of Spokane.
E. Jennings und John Nichols of
Victoria, B. C. ; "G. A. Anderson,
Portland, Oregon; T.:-R. Ellis, Vancouver ; Ed H. Smith, Montreal; John
Bell, Kaslo, are at the Hume.s ,
Among the provincial'-barristers registered at the Phair wlio are iu attendance at the assizes are A. C. Sutton,
Grand Forks; F. M. McLeod,-: Rossland ; C. A. Whealler, Kaslo, and E.
V. Bodwell, Victoria." ���.,.*.:.
The Ladies' Aid society of. the
Methodist church intend holding a
strawberry and ice cream social on the
school grounds on Tuesday, the * 28th
inst. Admission to the grounds, 10
The C. P. R. have on tlio way from
Vancouver two steel boats. One is
to bo put together at Nakusp for work
on tlio Arrow hike, and tho other at,
Nelson for work ou the Kootenay.
Thoy will 1h> about the si/,o of the
Kokanee and aro powerfully eugiued.
Among tho arrivals at the Queen's
yestorday were E. J. Byrnio, Pilot
Bay; Gorge Kitchen, Ymir; J. C. Bolander. S. T, ��� Wnlkor, New Denver; E.
Kee, Fern Mine;'Walter Adams, Sandon; F. T. Neill, Spokane; J. J.
Flood, D. E. Cameron. Sandon; H. Y.
Anderson, Kuskonook.
The Cigarrnakers have accepted the
baseball challenge of the printers. Tlie
match will likely take place on Thursday afternoon. The typesetters expect
to put a strong aggregation in the
field. Their mascot, Leo, states that
they are sure to win. The betting is
now 2 to 1 iii favor of the typos.
The managers of the Grand Central
hotel have decided to give a ball on
Thursday night at their hostelry, to
which they invite all their friends and
the dancing people of Nel'&on. The
hotel has been newly fittted up aud has
one of the best halls in the city. Good
music will be furnished and a good
timo is guaranteed.
5 An effort is being made to have a
branch of the Upper Canada Bible
Society established in this city. For
that purpose a meeting of the friends
of the" society is to be held in the
Presbyterian church this evening, le-
ginning at 8 o'clock. Addresses by
the local minister and by a representa-.
tive of the society.
New    Townsite���Railway
Being Pushed Rapidly.
The new town of Brooklyn, headquarters for Mann, Foley & Larsen,
contractors for the Robson and Penticton branch of the C. P. R., is situated
opposite Deer Park, on the Lower Ar-
l'ow lake, and has a very lively appearance. It is a nice townsite and is preempted by W- Parker of Deer Park.
The crown grant to the property will
not be available for about two years,
but leases are being given, and quite
a large amount of building is being
done. Peterson Eros of Trail have
erected a large hotel.
Mann, Foley & Earesn are making
good headway and have already about
500 men at work, and more' are arriving daily. A wagon road is being
made from Brooklyn up the hills to
the track which has been here located
about 1200 feet above the Arrow lake,
gained in a steady rise from Robson, a
distance of -about 15 miles. The wagon
road is nov/ nearly to the tunnel site,
a distance of about five miles. The
tunnel, which will be about 8000 feet
long, comes out of the hill about seven
miles up Dog creek and cutsyoff a
number of miles of heavy rock work
which is encountered between Brooklyn and Dog creek. ��
"The tunnel is to be commenced as
soon as the wagon road reaches the
ground, which is expected iu a few-
Mr. Foley and Mr. Larsen are both
on the ground, and are letting subcontracts daily, in sections of about a
mileeacli.T���A number ofgangsare al"
ready strung out on the lake shore, and
there are camps at Shields' landing,
McCormick's landing and other less
known points.
The Mann, Foley & Larsen contract
is from Robson to Midway, a distance
of about 105 miles, and they intend to
rush it through as quickly as posible.
The men get $3 per day, board costing
$5 per week. No difficulty is experienced in getting men, judging from
those seen on the shore they are of a
better class than are usually seen in
railroad camps. On Sunday the Ross-
laud delivered part of Pat Welsh's, the
well known contractor, outfit ' at
Brooklyn. He has got a section and
commences work at once.
It was originally intended to make
the railroad camp at tlie mouth of Dog
creek, but when it was decided to run
tho tunnel it was found that Brooklyn
would be more advantageous, as it
would tako nearly ten miles less wagon
road to reach the work.    -
copper claini on Sawyer creek.
J. Blauchard and party have gone, to
work on their claims between Canyon
and Hooker creeks..
-'. The government trail work started
hist Thursday. Bill .McLellan being
foreman, with, a gang of eleven men.
This will be welcome news to many,
as the oldjjtrail was bad in places, being
very soft, but things will be all right
how, as McLellan understands his
work. The money will be made to do
as much work as it is possible for it to
The Maudsley boys have been kept
busy with their pack train and saddle
horses. In fact, it has been' quite* a
busy week for all the business places.
Oity Council  to Employ   a  Qualified
Surveyor to Correct a Corner Post.
A special meeting of tho city council
was held last night in the eity hall*, at
whieh thore wero present Mayor Houston, Aldermen Hillyor, Gilker, Teot/cl
and Madden.
The mayor explained the object of
tho meeting was to consider the
question of the establishment of tho
northwest corner of lot 1, block 10. It
appears that the buildings in block 10
fronting on Baker street have been
erected at haphazard aud most of them
lap over oil the adjoining lots. In the
establishing the location of the lots for
the new block of the Lawrence Hardware company it is claimed that the
adjoining building of the Thompson
Stationery company encroaches two or
three inches on the lots of former.
To decide thp question a resolution
was passed by the council, that a
provincial -land surveyor be employed
to establish the northwest corner of
lot 1, block 10, from which all surveys
of lots in the block shall be made.
Council adjourned.
The following horses are being
trained on the local track hero for tlie
race meeting on Dominion day; Wilson's Grey, Patterson's Belle, Nee-
land ' s Barney and We st' s Buckskin.
A number of horses are expected from
different towns in the Slocan and.two
from Spokane. The local horses are
developing considerable speed and
their o ,vne?s l:opo to make interesting
races with the fastest horses that cdme>
from outside points.
On Saturday evening while making
a landing at Five Mile''-. Point**. the
steamer International met, with aa accident wliich will probably lay her up
for a couple of weeks Apart of the
railway track had been washed away
and the steamer ran into it, a piece of
the iron sieving a hole in her side At
the present time there are about four
feet of Avater in her hold She will be
repaired and floated as soon as possible, and in the meantime the steamer
Alberta is taking her regular runs.
The members of Nelson lodge No 28,
A. F. &A- M��� S.R..B.C., accompanied J by visiting brethren to the
number of about fortyi attended divine
services at" the Presbyterian church on
Sunday morning last; when Rev. Mr.
Frew, chaplain of the lodge, preached
a sermon with special reference to
Free Masonry. Tlie - Rev. brother
selected as his text Eccl. 4:9, "Two-
are better than one, because they have
ajjgood reward for their labor." He
discoursed on the advantages of organized societies and the good to; be accomplished by union. iThe sermon was
interspersed with appropriate quotations specially appreciated by the Masons present.
charged and   given   possession of  the
The grand .jury...then returned true
bills against Walker; charged with
theft of jewelry and with .receiving
goods known to be- stolen; Slacdonald,
on/a similar charge ���; - and against
Cline, accused of shooting-with intent
fco.l?ill.:*.  ������'i.:.*.;'-,;x.., ..A yy'.:7  .
The case of Walkerrwas ;tiien - called
and on being charged" as above, his
counsel, Rr B. Kerr of. New Denver,
stated that. his iclient pleaded "not
guilty" to the>former charge ��� and
"guilty to the letter. The pleading
having been ��� accepted - by the counsel
for; the crown, his lordship * deferred'
sentence until today ; to allow of witnesses being called as to the previous
good character, of the prisoner.      '
Court- then1 ������ adjourned un til today
at 10 o'clock;
The Hon.* David Mills; minister of
justice, recently entertained at dinner
somo of the members of the press gal-
levy in the somite. Mr. Mills made a
capital after dinner speech, devoted
almost entirely to a defense of the
senate. Ho said an upper chamber
was very necessary and prophesied that
the provinces; including Ontario, would
each have an upper chamber beforo
many years will have passed.
Iu the supplementary estimates
brought down by the Dominion government the item of $5000 appears for
improvements in the Kootenay river
south of Fort Steele. The improvement
of the river is: a-most important matter. When fully completed there
should be no reason why the boats between here and Jennings should not
be able to" run practically from the
time the ice goes'out in the spring till
the water freezes up again ;iu< the fall.'
Of course, the appropriation now made
is only a beginning, but the money if
judiciously expended iwill bring about
a great improvement in the meantime.
Notice of Application for Liqabr License;
-J    c- ' ���' i't     ��� "���'      '  ���     ���     ,"
n^AKENO'! ICE that we,- \V. H. Graham
L and J. H. McManus, will apply to the
Gold* Commissioner bf West Kootenay, 11. C .
Ihirty days after date, for a' license to ' Sell
liquor by retail at our hotel; located, at Brooklyn, in Iho West Kootenay district.
Dated at Xelson, B. C, this 20th day of June,
1808.    , 92o
rancouver*& Nelson, B. (a
Activity   in   the   Camps   in   the   St.
Mary's District.
Crawford Bay, June 17.���(Special
Correspondence.)���McCrea Bros, and
Griffith & Partner are busy making a
trail up Four-Mile creek, where the
McCreasi have a claim, "The Klondyke, '' on which they have been working recently and which has shown up
good values in copper and gold. There
is a five-foot ledge ."of good ore.
Mr. Ray has four new men working
up Canyon creek on the Silver Hill
group. j]
Mr. Jephcott, manger of the British
syndicate, left here on Monday with a
party of eight men to work the company's claim on the. St. Mary's river.
C. Louden left with two men on
Monday to do assessment work on his
True  Bills    Returned���John    Dorsey
Mr. Justice Drake opened the sittings
of the supreme court here yesterday at
lrt'cloci^ There1 were"ai largenumber
of cases set down for hearing, among
them being a number of criminal
cases. After the grand jury had been
sworn in the first case called was that
of Regina vs. John Dorsey,' in which
the accused was charged with stealing
a quantity of provisions from a cabin
belonging to the Bright Prospects Gold
Mining: company. A true bill was returned, and after a petit jury had been
emnanueled the trial was proceeded
with.'' ������;;    ..:,'.    .���;     ���.'.*;'
W. A. Macdbiiald and A. M. Johnston appeared for the crown, and W.
A. Galliher and P. E. Wilson for tho
The evidence of two prospectors,
Neweoinbe and Garver, who were occupying the cabin while doing assessment work on an adjoining property,
was to the effect that on June 3 Dorsey
arrived at the cabin and on the following morning left for Hall creek, taking
with him a pack. On their return to
the cabin they found a quantity of
provisions, which had been left there
and also a- company outfit, missing.
Dorsey had told them to say nothing
of his visit to the officers of the company.
H. M. Vincent, managing director of
the company, gave evidence as to Dorsey 's former connection with the company, ahd also as to the |goods being
the property of the Bright Prospects
Gold Mining company. ,. . ..
7i For the" defense, the accused took:
the witness stand and acknowledged
having taken the goods, but claimed
that they were his own. property and
had never been turned over to the
Bright Prospects Gold Mining company.
After counsel had addressed the jury
and the judge had summed up the evidence, the jury retired and after being
out about ten minutes, returned a verdict of "not guilty."
The   accused  was  accordingly dis-
Notice of ApplidioD for Liquor License
Take notice that I, August Jackson, will apply to the Gold Commissioner of West Kootenay Tl. C, thirty days after date, for a lieen*
tosell liquor by retail at my hotel located at
Brooklyn, opposite Deer Park, in the West
Kootenay district.
'**.       AUGUST JACKSON.
Dated at Nelson, B.C, tbis 20th day of
Junei898- 921
For 0?ie Cent a Word?
You can find a buyer for " Any
Old Thing " if you advertise.
���Vlnnnineti Atl\erUntmentn.
77' All aaivcrHscm'eftta in this column are
1 cent a word each insertion. No advertisement taken for less than 25 cents.
. saa-aaaa a a a A ii -t-t a i aa a a t*-* -*���'������*��� *.
''00.���������??���?0000.0,?T��� ��� ��� fTftf T
Old papers at The Miner oflice.   25 cents
per hundred.
rOUND^.���A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply' "Miner" oflice.   v
MUSIC LRSSONS.^- On piano otgnn or
jtuitar, l>y Mrsi -W. J; A��tley; Robeon street,
two doors west of Stanley.   P. O. Box 180.
WANTED���A    first-class    woman
ook to go to  Ymir.   Wages, $40 per
nionth.   Apply at The Miner offlco.
For haulinjr about 10 tons of machinery and
100.000 feet of lumber' to the.Athabasca mill
site.   Particulars at the company's office.
l&te: national Navigaiioo & Tradia  Compaay.
Time Card Effective May IC, 1808
Subject to Chango without Notice.
B. S. International.
Leaves Knslo at 3.30 a. 'in. every day except
Sunday, calling at all way points.
Connects at Kivc Milo Point with S. F. & N.
train at 6.15 a. in., arrives Nelson at 7.20 a. in.
Leaves Nelson at 4:30 p.m..connecting at Five
Mile Point with train from Spokane, arriving
at Kaslo 8.30 p. in.
Connects at Pilot Bay with S. S. Alberta for
Bonner" Ferry and Kootenay Ki ver points.
8. S. Alberta.
Leaves Kaslo on arrival of K. Sc S. train on
Saturday and Tuesday at 5.30 p. m.. and Thursday at 6 a. in., touching at all way points. Connects at Bonner's Kerry with O. N. trains.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 2 p. m. on Sunday.
Wednesday and Friday, arriving nt Kaslo 1 p.
tn. nest day.
Close connection with Kast Kootenay point
via Jennings and Bonncr.s Ferry.
tv ��� .,      J3'. ALEXANDER. Geu.Mgr.
P. O. Box 12?, Kaslo, 11.C.
Spokane Falls &
Morthern ft'y.
Nelson  ��fe  Fort
Sheppard ft'y;
Red Mounte in Ryy.
The only all rail route without chang*
of cam betweea Nelson and Boulandand
Spokane and Bossland.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leave 6-20 a.m. KELSON Arrive 5.35 p.m
�����   12K6 H  BOSSL'D   "  11:20  "
"    830am.SPOKANE  "   310p.nt
Train that leaves Nelson nt C:20 n.m.
makes close codih ctions at Spokane for
all I��acilie Coast Points.
PaBsengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Mm ens with Stage
Steamship Lines
From Montreal or Quebec
Beaver Line���Lake Superior  -June 29
Beaver Line���Gallia  .July 6
Dominion Lino���Vancouver July ������*���
Dominion Line���Scotsman  .July 9
Allan Line���California!) Ju.ie 30
Allan Line���Numidian-..... only 7
''-..������������-���''. Froni New York
White Star Line���Teutonic... .June 29
White Star Line���Britannic....    .July 2
Cunard Line���Lucania.. July 2
Cunrrd Line���Servia.....:........ .July 5
Allan Htato Line���State of Nebraska July 1
Allan State Line���Mongolian. July 15
Anchor Line���City of Rome. July 2
Anchor Line���Anchoria .July 9
Cabin, $15.00, $50, $bu, 870. S80 and upwards.
Intermediate, $31.00 and upwards
Steer-ige. f 22,30 and upwards,
Passengers ticketed through to all points* In'
Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low
rates to all parts of the European conti ncnt.
Prepaid passages arranged from all poiuti.
Apply to GEO.  S.  BEER,   C.P.R. 1 clre-
Agent. Nelson, or to,    WILLIAM STIT'l'
654)   General Agent. C.P.R. Offices. Winnipeg..
Grand Opening  of New
Addition to thi* 1
> Popular
The;M^nageinent., of, the
,'"'���'  Griihd Central Hotel have
'   decided to give . a Ball on
TMrsday Night, 23rd inst
in their large arid spacious
Concert Hall.
Music  furnished   by   the
very best talent in the city.
To   all   Eastern  and  European
Points. .....
fie Points; ?
To  the   Rich and  active Mining
Districts  of Klondike and the
New Tourist Gar Service
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Monday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points.
Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To Kossland and Main  Line points.
Koclenay halie-Kanlt* Real*.
Stk. Kokanee
Except Sunday. Except Sunday.
1  p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrlves-11   a.ra.
Calling at way ports In both direction*.
Kootenny Hlver KoNte.
,  StiuNklsox. .
Mbii. Wed. Fri. Mon, Wed. Fri.
7 a. ro.���Leaves���NELSON-Arrives���8.30 p. m.
Runs to Kuskanook (formerly Armstrong's
Landing! calling at way ports and makes close
connections at Pilot Ray with Steamer Kokanee.- Steamer may make additional trips pro-
Tided business oilers,
Train* to and from glocnn City, guniloa
nnd Slocan  lake  Points.
""(Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p.m.
Ascertain Pbesent
Keduced Kates East
and full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
Trav. Pass. Agent,      Dist, Pass. Agent.
Nelson, Vancouver.
Write for Klondike folder and Map*
I it" 1
Cbalr.i ��� t DovIh fall* up the Resolution
���Tbe Opposition Scores i�� Point.���
Tlie Motion to be Entered Eor executive session.
Washington, June 20.���The discussion by t-he senate of the question of
Hawaiian annexation was begun today
in open session. At the very ropening
of tho question the opponents of annexation quite unexpectedly scored a
point by preventing a yea and nny
vote on the taking up of tho resolution.
When Davis, chairman of the foreign
relations committee,called up the resolution the vice president, as usual, announced that tho reason would be considered. Ko objection being entered,
he declared the resolutions to be before
" the senate, which afforded the friends
of annexation the opportunity they
had been waiting for. White of California moved to adjourn, and like a
flash Davis demanded the yeas and
mys. The motion upon the rote was
a test between the friends and opponents of annexation,and it was defeated
by a decisive vote of 44 to 15. Having
gained his point in developing the
numerical weakness of the opposition,
Davis readily agreed to enter a motion
for an executive session.
The proceedings of the day indicate
that there is to be no debate upon the
Hawaiian question in,the ordinary acceptance of thaOerm. It is not the
purpose of the friends of anexation to
consume time in making speeches. Be-,
lieving that the senate has already in
executive session thoroughly discussed
the question, they will permit the opponents of the project to occupy all the
time. This plan of campaign is not
satisfactory to the latter, and during
the executive session today considerable bitterness was manifested at
times The speakers today were Morrill, th" venerable senator from Vermont, one of the republican opponents
of annexation, and Bacon, democart,
of Georgia.
Emperor William   Says  Blind  Obedience Is Its Chief Support.
Berlin, June 20.��� The official Reich-
sanzeiger today says:
The Emperor William in a speech
which he delivered to the imperial
guards at Potsdam ou Thursday spoke
of the army as being his most important inheritance, and said:
''When I ascended the throne with a
mighty load of anxiety. Everywhere
I was regarded askance and everywhere I encountered false judgment.
T?he army alone believed in me, and
supported by you and trusting in the
God of our forefathers, I assumed that
heavy office, knowing well that the
army was the ��� chief support of my
country and the-chief pillar of my
His majesty concluded hoping that
"the loyalty of the army will become
even more pronounced and that its
main supports, namely, bravery, honor
and unconditional, unswerving, blind
obedience may ever remain unshaken.''
Spain's Agent Protests Against Favors
Shown United States in Hawaii.
Victoria, June 20.���The following
was received today per steamer Mio-
were, from Honolulu, June 9:
Following  is  the text of   the corre-
consul at this port and  the  Hawaiian
government, relating to the entertainment of American troops at this port:
"Honolulu, June  1.��� H.JE. Cooper,
Minister of Foreign  Affairs���Sir:   In
my capacity as vice consul for Spain I
have the honor today   to  enter formal
protest with the Hawaiian government
against the constant violation of neutrality in this, harbor while actual war
exists betweeu Spain and   the  United
States of America. Requesting you  to
acknowledge receipt of  this communication, I have the honor to be, sir,
"Vice Consul for Spain."
The reply of the government, which
is now in Mr. Renjes' hands, is as follows :     * ��� '    "
"Department of Foreign Affairs,
Honolulu, June 6, 1898���Sir: In reply
to your note of the lst inst., I have
the honor to say, that owing to the intimate relations uow existing between
this country and the United States,
this government has not proclaimed a
proclamation of neutrality, having
reference to the present conflict between the United States and Spain;
but on the contrary, has tendered to
he United States privileges and assistance for which reason your protest can
receive no further ��� consideration than
to acknowledge its receipt. I have th*
honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
" Minister of Foreign Affairs.
"To H. Renjes, Esq., Vice Consul for
Spain, Honolulu, H. I."
Communication   Between   Hayti   and
Santiago Ports.
Mole St. Nicholas, June 20.���For
several days the French Cable company has been trying to re-establish
its broken line between here and
Guantanamo and Santiago.    Its repair
steamer Mancel finally sailed yesterday from here to make the repairs, so
that commercial business, which has
been interrupted for the past ten days,
can again be accepted by the French
cable lines. It is understood that the
United States authorities will permit
this cable to be worked commercially
under the supervision of its censor, as
is the case with the cable between
Havana and Key West.        , ���v,
A Train Was Going Too Fast, so the
Tramps Stopped It.
Hamilton, Ont., June 20.���A daring act took place yesterday.afternoon
on the Grand Trunk railway, approaching the Stuart street station. Two
tramps were stealing a ride on the fast
express going west, arriving at Hamilton at 3 :S0 p. m. Evidently the train
was going too fast to safely jump off.
and as the engine .slackened up they
pulled thc draw-pin so that when the
engine pulled forward again it run
away, severing the air-brake tube.
Tho result, was that the train came to
a very sudden standstill. Tho engine
had to be run back uud rccoupled to
take off tho brakes and bring the train
into the station. Meanwhile the
tramps scaled the banks and fence nud
ran up the street to the city, whore
detectives arc searching for them.
The  War Eagle Will  Increase From
150 to 200 Tons Per Day.
Rossland, June 18.���The War Eagle,
which has been shipping 150 tons per
day to the Trail smelter, now announces that it will increase its shipments to 200 tons daily.
Ore shipments for the week ending
June 18 were: War Eagle, 1007; Center Star, 45; Iron Mask, 62; Monte
Cristo, 120; total, 1284 tons. Shipments were divided as follows: Nelson, 45; Trail, 1189 tons. Total shipments since January 1, 1898, 80,265
Paris, June 20.���Count Boniface de
Castellane, who married Miss Anna
Gould of New York, fought a duel yesterday with Henri Turot, of the Petite
Republique Francaise. Three rounds
were fought with swords, and M. Turot
was wounded in each round, twice
slightly, and the third time severely,
in the right forearm, thus ending the
The dispute which led to the meeting.grew out of M. Turot's comments
upon an act of infantcide which had
been committed by a servant in the
count's household. -
London, June 20.���A Madrid .special
says the best informed people believe
that Germany will' he neutral during
any hostilities at the Philippines, but
as soon as there is anything definite as
to the Americans obtaining control of
them, will insist upon obtaining a
coaling station as a compensation for
the disturbance of the" political equili-
brium of the far east.
Washington, June 20.���It is believed
that Shafter's expedition must be in
the vicinity of Santiago by now. When
Sampson has the coast clear a landing
will be effected, probably alt some point
east of Morro Castle.
London, June 20.���Augusti wires'
Madrid that he has retired within the
walls of Manila and will be unable to
oommnicate further with the government.
Key West, June 20.���Naval officers
say Blanco has notified the Americans that JiCTeafterJie^willjxqtyrecog-_
nize a flag of truce." Morro Castle
keeps firing shells at the blockading
squadron. The firing is very accurate,
and it is believed the Spaniards are
receiving assistance from outside.
A Gala   Day in Pretoria���"Drawing
the Sword Against England."
Today was au official holiday and
the town was eu fete, the occasion being the swearing in of President Kruger for the fourth tenn of office. The
houses were decorated and the streets
crowded with armed burghers from
the surrounding districts, volunteers'
bauds and visitors of all nationalities.
The ceremony of swearing.in, which
was partly religions, took place on the
open balcony in front of th�� government buildings, and was attended by
the members'of the Rand, the principal
public officials and the, foreign diplomatic body. The crowd was very
In the course of his speech, which
was of considerable length, the president, referring to the mining industry,
said that the government was doing
all in its power to help it to proceed by
reductions in the railway tariffs, in
the duties on the necessaries of life
and in the dynamite charges and by
the introduction of a supply of labor.
He was arranging for a further reduction and would not rest until he had
secured it. He had heard thatjthe banks
on the gold fields were pressing the
poor people and threatening foreclosures. If that should prove the case,
he hoped that the government would
be empowered to refuse licenses to
such banks.
Speaking of the floating of bogus
companies, Mr. Kruger said that the
time had arrived .when no company
should be floated except after the property had been tested and examined by
the  state   mining   engineer  and   tho |
state geologist.    Addressing tlie diplo- I
malic   bccly,   the   president-   declared i
that, as it had been   iu   the past, so it\
would be  his  desire  in the future, to
remain on friendly   terms with all nations.    As to  the  Uitla'uders, ��� if  they
did not wish to  forswear ther nationality the government would  still welcome them if  they respected the laws,
and would   assist   them   to make fortunes.   When the  time came for them
to leave he would regret  the departure
of  good friends, and if they ever desired to come back they would be welcomed with open arms.
Addressing the judges, Mr. Kruger
remarked that the testing right had
originated with the devil in the garden
of .Eden. He strongly criticised the
action of Mr. Kotze, the former chief
justice, who was removed from office
by the Transvaal government for an
offense against the law of 1897, and
said ho feared that the Englishman
was losing his senses. Entering into
details, tho president applied himself
to showing that Mr. Kotr/.e was not appointed during the British occupation
of the Transvaal, but after tho retrocession of tho country. Mr. Kotze hnd
frequently said that there was no
suzerain power, but the first thing ho
did after issuing his manifesto was to
appeal to England, and in doing so he
violated his oath as a burgher of the
republic. He (the president) had a
high opinion of thc ox-chief jus! ice as
a learned man and an able lawyer, but
if Mr. Kotae's opinion was right it
would mean the opening of the whole
boundary question, and perhaps drawing the sword against England.
The president was frequently cheered
during the delivery of his speech. In
the afternoon he held a reception, and
in the evening there was a concert in
the pnrk. A grand display of fireworks
from the camp had been arranged for
the following night.���Pall Mall Gazette.
Of the Slocau Killing of Ment Kootenay
Electoral District,
Gentlemen:���At the request of a
large proportion of the community
representing every section of the
Riding, I beg to announce myself as a
candidate for yonr suffrages in the
coming elections.
In respectfully soliciting your votes
and support I declare myself a supporter and follower of the Hon. J. II.
Turner as the Leader of the only Party
in this Province with a defined Policy
and coherent existence.
During iny eight years residence in
this District I have been a consistent
supporter of his Party in recognition
of their attitude in meeting, and in
cases anticipating the requirements
and expansion of this great inining
region. I am in favor of the following reforms:���
(1) The abolition of the Tax upon
working miners.
(2) The abolition of thc Mortgage
(3) The distribution of seats in the
Legislature: in direct proportion to
..* (4) I do not approve of the Policy of
the late Legislative Assembly in using
tlieir influence to exclude foreign railroads, such, as the proposed railroad
to Boundary Creek.
(5) I favor certain revisions in the
Mineral and'Land Acts, particularly
some easy j>lau by which the holders
of claims can-. advertise out their defaulting co-owners.
(6) In filling all Government appointments I am in favor of appointing
bona fide residents of the District in
all cases where such can be found
competent to act.
(7) I believe that the Provincial
Legislature should bring all the aid
and influence at its command to
the assistance of the lead mining industry, especially in the direction of
obtaining stronger recognition from
the Federal Government at Ottawa of
the importance of this industry and
the disadvantages under which it now
as your representative I will at all
tiroes endeavor to protect and further
the interests, not only of the pros-
pector^ but also of all those employed
in and around our mines, recognizing
that our entire community is dependant upon the mining industry.
I am, Gentleman,
Your obedient servant,
John L. Betallack.
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to
Tbe Nelson Planing Mill
t. w. gray.
In stock,l,000,000ft.of Flooring.Liniug
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
���     every description of Joinery.
Waff Paper,      Sooptina Good6,
���   Hammocta,���
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic SuDPfies.
(,"-������ ������������������������
Thomson Stationery Co.
Kirkpatrick '& Wilson f
are receiving Seasonable Goods
for the best trade of Nelson: in
the lines of
The quality is the best and prices :
right.      As always, our stock of
is full and being added to as needed.
Kirkpatrick nd Wilson,BAKER STREET
OOL . . .
for Nobbiest and best ancl Save KASH.
Are Saving Money every day
on their Hardware Bills by
allowing us to figure with  them.
(jet Our Prices
Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Tel. Ns. 21.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y.
Gam&fe'& OReiffu
Civif Enaineep&,
Provinciaf Land Surveyors
Real Estate and General Agents
Financial and Insurance Agents
Notaries   Public,   Etc.
e have for sale the  following"
Valuable Property.
Corner lot on Vernon  Street   with]
Lots for Sale in all parts of the City.j
Call ancl see List.
Call and see our full list of property for sale in   "Jf|Wie"|
and "A" Additions I
Ten L-ots in "Hume"- Addition at a Bargain.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street,  NELSON,  B. Cj
All  Communications relating to British Columbia businesj
to be addressed top.-0. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
Jt Roderick Robertson^--���
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
Charles D. J. Christie
Houses to rent at $15, $20, $30, and
A two lot corner close in $025.
A 0 loomed  House, good garden,
12000.   Also others.
A   first-class   Stenographer,    Typd
writer  and   Accountant always   oj
hand.   .   .    ���    ���
Repaired. Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
and Dyed by ihe
Reasonable Prices,
aiii Dyed hy iho Nkw Process at
STEVENS, The  Tailor.
Room 9, Hillyee Blk.,  NELSON.
V. S.���Indies Wool Dress Goods Sponged
before Making Up.
(AIMM. MFIME..M Min. Assoc. Oomwill)
Opposite Phair Hotel,
NELSON. B.C. P. O. BOX 583
Extended experience in Chile and Qerma
South Africa. Assays and analysis of
Reports and valuations on mineral properti(j
Underground surveying and mine plans, kcjj
up by contract. .
Twenty years' experience in mining.
Thorough knowledge of mines of Britit
Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.


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