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Daily   Edition, No. 43
Kelson, British Columbia. Wednesday Morning, June 29,  1898.
Eighth Year
lace Bool
A shipment of.the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
Come Early and Secure a Pair.
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l!fi& I Fred Irvine^ Co! 'iz&r
* kid oloves. * J DRY goods. x Reduced Prices.
Grand June Clearance Sale
We will offer for the next ten days all of our entire stock
at reduced  prices  with Special  Reductions  on   the
... following lines ...
Summer Dress Goods.
Warm Weather Fabrics.
Ladies Shirt Waists.
Ladies' D & A Corsets.
Ladies' and Children's Undervests.
Ladies' Silk and Kid Gloves.
Ladies' Silk and Alpaca Skirts.
Sailor Hats, Half Price.
Washington Ties.
Negligee Shirts.
Fancy Cambric Shirts.
Black Sateen Shirts.
Duck and Flannel Suits.
Straw Hats.
Pants and Overalls.
Our StocR is (ompfete in House f urni-sfiinos. |
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1891 For the Eighth Time the Citizens of i8q8
Will Celebrate
TWO  DAYS,   JULY 1st and 2nd.
$2000.00 �� IN ~�� PRIZES.
Horse Racing Prizes $500
Committee: John Houston, H. Ashcroft, J. A. Turner.
Prilling Contest      Prizes $325.
���-������Committee:-John HousTONrH^AsHCROFTrJ^Jv Malone^���^-1
Rose Reel Races       Prizes $300
Committee: J. Thompson, J. Dover, F. Irvine.
Iiaorosse Matcli        Prizes $125
Committee: H. Irvine, S. Neelands, J. Kirkpatrick.
Baseball Matches       Purse $125
Committee: C. A. Waterman, F. Irvine.
Bicycle Races Prizes $50
Committee: Jacob Dover.
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Boat Races Prizes $100
Committee: J. Dover, S. Neelands.
Qftiedionian Games     Prizes $75.
Committee: John Houston, J. J. Malone.
Free For All
PRIZE $35.00
Calllthunpian Parade and Procession of Decorated Bicycles. Grand Ball and Fireworks
Both Evenings. Nelson and New Denver Brass Bands will be in attendance both
days.   Reduced Rates on all Railway and Steamboat Lines.
Entries for horseraces and drilling contests must be made with the Secretary not later than
.10 p.m. on June 30th.
President Chairman Secretary,
Music Committee : C. A. Waterman,  F. Irvine.
[incidentals : J. J. Malone, C. A. Waterman, R. S. Lennie,
J. A;Turner.
The Yule Arrived Safely.��� Shatter ftni����
to Jnragun nnd Sees tbe Cuban
Generals.���Vongullatlou With the
Olher Generals. ��
Washington, June 28.���The war department late this afternoon posted the
following bulletin:
Baiquiri, June 27, via Playa del
Este, June .28.���To the���. Secretary of
War, Washington:
The Yale arrived this morning all
right and the troops are now disembarking. Your son, who has been at the
front as a volunteer has been assigned
to duty on the staff of General
(Signed)   SHAFTER, Major General.
Juragua, Province of Santiago de
Cuba, Monday, June 27, on Board the
Associated Press Boat Wanda, via
Kingston, Jamaica, June 28. 10 a. m.
���At 2 ������ o'clock this afternoon Major
General Shater, in command of the
United States army of invasion, arrived here on board the transport
Segnranca from Baiquiri with Colonel
John Jacob Astor, accompanied also by
Captain Stewart Brice and Lieutenants Millay and Noble and other members of the staff. General Shafter wag
met by General Bates, who was? superintending the landing of the commissary and supplies through the surf.
General Shafter rode through the
town, surveying the scene of the landing operations and the camps of the
troops. He halted for a moment before
the cottage which serves as headquarters of the Cuban insurgents, where
Generals Garcia jmd_CastiUo paid, the^r
respects Id ' the Aiiiefican commander.
About an hour later" General Shafter
struck out on tho road to the front in
order to consult with General Wheeler
and the divisional commanders and to
look over the field of operations before
Santf&go de Cuba. Tho general said
he would probably return to Juragua
headquarters tonight. Permanent hospital arrangements are to be provided
at Jaragua at once.
At the Front, on the Rio Guamo,
Monday, June 27, per Associated Press
Despatch Boat Wanda, via Kingston,
Jamaica, June 28. ���The American front
has been advanced beyond thevfirst
crossing of the Rio Guamo, about a
mile, and a tug is three and a half miles
from the Spanish entrenchments. General Lanton's brigade rests on the road
to Santiago de Cuba. The third brigade under General Chaffer holds the
trench with his command lying across
the road and river. The first brigade
under General Clarke lies on thc left
flank slightly in the rear, and the second brigade occupies the opposite position on the right flank. General
Wheeler with the cavalry is in the rear
between Sevilla hills and the Rio
Guamo. A strong line of outposts is
maintained ahead of General Chaffer's=
brigade with 3000 Cubans under General Augurina and several hundred under Colonel Gonzales were skirmishing
towards the city. This morning the
Cubans had several slight skirmishes
with the Spaniards stationed on the
hills on the American right flank, and
the auxiliaries occupied the blockhouses in the vicinity which were
evacuated before daybreak by the
Spaniards. The latter retreated towards
Santiago de Cuba. No fatalities are
Generals Chaffer, Wheeler and Lan-
ton have thoroughly reconuoitered the
Spanish position and with the aid of
information furnished by the Cubans
have very good maps of the roads and
of the defenses of the city. Much information has also been obtained from
Spanish pacificos who have slipped out
of the city and given themselves up in
the hope of getting food. They report
great starvation and distress in Santiago de Cuba. They say the Spanish
troops are on short rations and that all
the supplies are being held for their
use. The sick in the hospitals, the
pacificos also say, are suffering from
want of food and they report that 77
Spaniards were killed and 189 wounded
as the result of the engagement on Friday last with Colonels Wood and
Young's command.
The most startling information obtained from the pacificos is that since
the advance began almost 20.000 Spanish soldiers have arrived at Santiago
de Cuba. This statement is made on
the authority of General Laiiton and
he is also of the opinion that General
Pando may be able to effect a junction
with General Linares at Santiago de
Cuba. There are two forts of considerable importance within the Spanish
lines. Punta Blanco, at the southern
end ot the bay, and Santa Urzula, at
the south corner on the road to Carey.
To the north is another fort, and about
450 men in each of the fortifications,
and stretching around the whole city
are nine barbed wire fences 50 yards
apart, while just inside of these are
lines of rifle pits. ' Outside of the last
and about two miles beyond the American outposts is a line of entrenchments extending from the northern extremity of the city to Morro Castle.
A little west of south at a distance of
about seven miles from General Lanton's headquarters lies Morro Castle.
The road to within a few hundred
yards of the batteries at the rear of
Morro Castle was reconnoitered yesterday afternoon by General Chaffer and
several members of his staff. The
Cubans believe that if the water supply of the city can- be cut off Santiago
will have to yield at once. They say
that Admiral Cerveras entire fleet, except the torpedo fleet, except the torpedo boat destroyer Terror is in the
harbor. General Lawton is inclined to
discredit the reports that guns have
been taken from the ships to strengthen
the defenses on land. He says it would
be impossible for Admiral Cevera to
reach the position of the American
army with his big guns from where
the Spanish ships lie. No aggressive
move by the Americans is anticipated
for several days. The road to the base
of supplies must be greatly improved
before the onward movement can be
safely made. There is no high ground
in the present position where Hotch-
kiss guns or gatling guns could be put
in position, but a little further on is
ground where guns can be mounted and
from which an effective fire can be directed at the Spanish entrenchments.
There were no alarms last night. The
ground over which tho Americans
have graveled could easily have been
defended, but the Spanish have steadily retired, not attempting to harrass
their flanks as the columns moved on
the rough natural ambuscading
���country. Apparently General Luis
preferred to place his faith in the defenses of the city and intends to make
a '' last ditch fight" of it.
General Calixto Garcia with 300
men who landed yesterday is expected
to reach the front today. Thus far the
water supply bas been good and there
has been no bad effects from the
chango except a few cases of dysentery.
At noon today Major Coolige received orders to close the road beyond
the -front,.where 'thd.- stream"doubles
back across it, for tlie advance of the
artillery. A dynamite gun ��� and a
Hotchkiss gun will be put in position.
Five Expeditions  Will Be Sent, the
Last on  August 1.
Washington, June 28.���The understanding at the war department is that
the total number of regulars and volunteers which will be sent to Manila in
command of General Merritt will approximate 21,000 men. Of these 10,000
already have left San Francicso in separate expeditions. With the troops
now at San Franciosco and those on
the way to that city, the remainder of
the Eighth corps will be made up. The
fourth expedition to the Philippines
is scheduled to start somewhere between the ,'6th and 10th of July, and
arrangements for it are being made at
Washington -and San Francisco.
The fifth and probably the last of
the series of expeditions the officials
now hope to see . launched on its way
by the lstof August.
A  Distinguished Naval   Officer
They Could Never Reach Manila.
London, June 29.���A despatch to the
Daily Mail from Port Said says:
A distinguished naval officer, who
has examined Admiral Camera's ships
carefully, laughs at the idea of Ad^
miral Camara attempting to reach
Manila. The Spaniards, he says, are
wise to keep the fleet put of the Americans' way. The battleship Pelayo and
the armored cruiser Emperor Carlos V
are in a scandalous state of repair. Indeed, they are hardly seaworthy,
while it will be impossible for the torpedo boat destroyers to get far. The
Spaniards cannot keep the engines
trimmed. ���
Demaad eu Ships Will be TtepettleuaUly
Uchter.-fcataban* ta he Stockade*.
-Patrol fleet Withdrawn ftf This
Washington, June 28.���By proclamation issued today the president gives
notice of the intention of the government to assume the task of blockading
about 500 miles of Cuban coast line in
addition to the sections already block*
aded. This increases the extent of the
blockade fully fourfold, it having been
confined heretofore to a stretch of a
little more than 100 miles bn the north
and the single port of Cienfuegos on
the south coast of the island. The demands upon the navy in the way of
ships to patrol the coast, however, will
not be nearly so heavy in proportion
to the territory to be cared for as in
the case of the initial blockade, .for
the reason that the newly blockaded
coast line lies entirelv within the
Great Light on the south Cuban coast
in which ithe water is generally shallow, but the ports are few into which
a vessel of any draft could enter.
The most important ports are Man-
zanillo, Trinidad and Tirnsas. West
of Trinidad is Cienfuegos, which is already blockaded effectually. From that
point westward for nearly 140 miles
there is no point to be blockaded until
Batabano is reached. This port is only
about forty miles from Havana by
rail, and is believed to have been the
principal source of food supplies for
the Spanish capital. The propose of
extending the blockade westward to
Cape Frances is to command the channel between the west side of the Isle,of
Pinar.. and . Cape Fr&ijc-es, ���, and this
renders' much easier 'the task of' the
blockading vessels. The food supply
of Havana is believed to lie between
the two extremities, and while supplies
of a certain character are very scarce
in Havana there is no lack of other
kinds of food.
It is known, for instance, that while
flour may be scarce, large quantities of
beef have reached Havana. Only ft
day or two ago word reached here that
500 head of cattle were rounded up at
a point on the American coast near
Yucatan waiting for transportation to
Batabano. There has been no running
of the blockade by these cattle ships.
Those that have entered Cuban ports
with supplies have done so at places
not included in the blockade, such as
Batabano.. The vessels for the additional blockade service will bo supplied almost entirely from the patrol
fleet under Commander Howell guarding the north Atlantic coast from
Maine to North Carolina. This service has been abandoned, as the only
available Spanish warships are with
Admiral Camara thousands of miles
away from the nearest point of the Atlantic coast.
Barely   a0 Quorum at   the   Dominion
Ottawa, June 28.���The governor general returned to the capital last night
and the first minister today. Barely a
quorum of ministers are here for the
transaction of pressing business, after
which both Hon. David Mills and
Hon. Clifford Sifton will be added to
the list of absentees. Hon. Messrs.
Tarte, Fielding and Schreiber, deputy
minister of railways and canals, have
gone to Levis to arrange for increased
accommodations at the intercolonial
depot there.
June 28.���At Pittsburg���Pittsburg 5,
Boston 6. . "
At Cleveland���First game, Cleveland 0, New York 4; second game,
Cleveland 6, New York 4.
At St. Louis���First game, St. Louis
2, Cincinnati 3; second game, St.
Louis 0, Cincinnti 5.
At Louisville���Louisville 3, Philadelphia 8.
Augustr Though Sdr-C^reSseiT Will
Fight to the Last.
Madrid, June 28.���The government
has received the following despatch
from Captain General Augusti, dated
from Manila, June 23:
The situation is grave, but I continue to maintain my position inside
the line of blockhouses, but the enemy
is increasing in numbers as the rebels
occupy the provinces, which are tor-
rendering. Torrents of rain are inundating the entrenchments, endangering
the work and making the defence more
difficult. The number of sick among
the troops is increasing, making the.
situation very distressing and causing
increased desertions of the native
soldiers. It is estimated that the insurgents number 30,000 armed with
rifles and 100,000 armed with swords,
etc. Aguinaldo has summoned me to
surrender, but I have treated his proposals with disdain, for I am resolved
to maintain the sovereignty of Spain
and the honor of the flag to the last
extremity. There are over 1000 sick
and 200 wounded.
Spaniards  Will  Attempt to  Prevent
Sampson Helping Shafter.
London, J^une 28.���The Star today
prints a stoiy from a foreign correspondent to the effect that a part of
Admiral Camara's fleet left him off
Algiers near Gibraltar and is now on
its way to Porto Rico to join the
squadron of torpedo boats which Cap.
tain Yiliamil has had concealed near
there for three weeks past. The correspondent adds that this fleet will attack Admiral Sampson in the rear
while Admiral Cervera attempts a
sortie simultaneously with the commencement of the land battle. Thus
Admiral Sampson will be too much
preoccupied to help General Shafter. ���.���tilAe.XSI3ii.irjH
^he Jttiner.
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will prove a most effective bar to an
attacking force. Complaints are being
made anent the bullets used by the
Spaniards, wliich it is claimed inflict
a wound like that of an explosive bullet. The fearful wounds caused by the
bullets of some of the modern flat
trajectory rifles are well known, and
it does not seem that there lies any
serious ground for complaint.
It is not so long ago since Admiral
Sampson and his officers were delirious
with the delight at the blocking of
the channel into Santiago harbor. A
despatch from the seat of war on Monday says: "Further information develops the fact that two battleships
can enter the harbor abreast, one passing each side of the Merrimac. This
will be of great advantage to Sampson
when the final attack on Santiago
begins." Of a truth some people are
easily pleased. At first the blockading
of the channel was a most signal victory for the Yankees, and now it turns
out not to be blocked at all, it is nevertheless still to their advantage.
Our Arctic Soda Fountain
Is the centre of attraction these hot days.
e>-<%      Try our Ice Cream Sodas, Made
witn Hazelwood Ice Cream.
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C,
5 The Winnipeg Free Press is much
exercised over the news that British
Columbia would  like  to have some
c kind pf direct and special representa-
; tion at the international conference
about "to be held between Great Britain,, Canada and the United States. It
effects first to doubt that.such is the
case* at all, and then, treating the
matter more seriously, goes on to say
that what the British Columbians are
really anxious about is the sealing
question, which is of impprtance exclusively to British Columbia, and that
(this apparently as an argument
against pur being represented) ���' Canadians ,w;puld not care if the last seal
in the northern Pacific. were being
killed and skinned." Other points in
dispute are the Alaskan boundary and
the fishing rights at the month of the
Fraser river.   To judge from the tone
���'�� dt the Particle, it wpuld  appear that
this conference is  to be held simply
' and ?plely for the purppse , of handing
over to the iUnited States everything
.they want " whether British Columbia
is.pieased or^^ displeaspd."   }"When it is
^ .^ practically;��U the
disputes to be settled British Columbia
, fes, everything at stake, and the rest
r��f panada nothing, anA when leading
. apd influential papers Minounce. beforehand that the interests of . British
^Oplumbia---which in this case means
alt,tfce interests of Capada Sfhich !are
jBistake���are to be i^pred, surely it is
time.that an agitation was set on foot
for direct British Golumfciap. representation, so ias to insure thatphr
.side of the question will at any rate
he mentioned before- everything is
settled.        X
The Free Press,says that the Alaskan
boundary dispute has nothing to do
with British Columbia. It has everything to do with it, on the contrary.
It is not the few square miles that
matter one way or the other to anyone,
"TMtTit risZthCitteans"of ^ access to the
Yukon that" is so important. It depends very' largely on the results of
this conference whether British Columbian merchants will be in a position to compete successfully with the
American merchants,' or whether they
wil be' driven from the outfitting trade
by duties and impossible bonding regulations. The Fraser river fishing
rights, too, are very valuable, and if
everything.is to be sacrificed to conciliate: Uncle Sam, surely those who
have to pay the piper -should at least
i have a chance of making their voice
. heard and of entering a necessary pro-
' test -
With regard to the sealing question,
the rights | of Canadians were deflfied
by the Paris tribunal, and British Columbia can hardly be blamed if she is
anxious to protect what has been de-
;  clared to be her own| and if  she seeks
to prevent hejgelf being jockeyed put
of those rights by men whose sympathies" .sure J .avoyredly  enlisted on the
side of her opi>onents.
Madrid, June 28.'���-Advices from Manila state that Captain General
Augusti's family is still in the hands
of the insurgents. General Pena with
a thousand soldiers has surrendered.
The soldiers, most of whom were natives, joined the insurgents.
The rebels are beseiging Manila and
exceed 25,000 in number. The city is
completely isolated, ancl the arrival,
of the Spanish squadron" is anxiously
waited for.
Washington, June 28.���At the conclusion of today's cabinet meeting it
was stated that the work of supplying
Commodore Watson' s squadron wi th
ammunition, coal and provisions, preparatory to its departure for Spain, was
progressing satisfactorily and that in
all probability the squadron would be
ready to sail in the course of the next
four or five days.
There were but a small number present at the fire hall last night, where a
joint meeting to be presided over by
the rival candidates had been announced. After some delay Mr. Johnston announced on behalf of Mr. Far-
well that owing to the fact that Mr.
Hume was unable to be present and
other numerous counter attractions in
the pity the meeting would not be held
as originally intended. '
A meeting at which both Mr. Hume
and Mr. Farwell will speak will be
held next ;week at the fire hall. The
exact date' ���vyill be announced in these
columns as soon as it is fixed.
New York, June 28.���Bar silver,
,59}��.   Mexican dollars, 45%.
Copper, dull. Brokers, $11.75 ; exchange, $11.75 and 11.85^.
,Leadi Vquietbut firm. Brokers, *f3.75;
exchange, $3.95, and $4.
Tin, dull. Straights, 1$5.15 and
$15.25; plates, quiet.
Vienna, June 28.���Halprin and
Schlechter drew* Blackburne beat
Iiijike, Janowsky beat Baird, Schiffer
bfeatTreiichard,Wahlbrodt beat Alapin,
and Tschigorin beat Steinitz. The
total scores of the two leaders are:
Pillsbury, won 15, lost 4; Janowsky,
won;i'8& lost 5%.
St. Petersburg, June 28.���The new
French cabinetis-Tiot^received-favor-:
ably here. The Novoe ,Yremya declares the Brisson cabinet is "only a
necessary evil,'' adding that its accession proves the bankruptcy of the present chamber.
The Masonic grand lodge in session
at New Westminster elected the following officers: D. Wilson, grand
master; F. McB. Young, S. G. ; H.
H. Watson, J. G. W. ; Rev. J. Irvine,
IG. chaplain; A. B. Erskine, grand
treasurer; Dr. Quinlan, grand secretary ; J. Hosker, grand tyler.
".The hostile-armies near Santiago
are now almost touching one another,
the outposts of the opposing, forces
being near enough to see the whites of
each other's eyes. A great battle may
be expected at any moment, and for
the first time during the war the
Americans will not have a-ny substantial advantage in numbers or
armanent. On the contrary, the Spaniards are in a strong position, one of the
features being a belt, of rifle pits surrounding the whole position guarded
t>7 a,treble lino of barbed wire, which
London; June 28.���The Cario correspondent of the Daily Mail says:
Lord Cromer has stopped a French
firm from coaling Admiral Camara's
squadron pending instructions from
London.    *
In the broad fields of intellectual
achievement a Canadian, *Mr W. L.
Mackenzie King, of Montreal, has just
been appointed to the "Henry Lee
Memorial" fellowship in political
economy at Harvard University, a distinction awarded only to those who
have shown, special attainments in
that science. Mr. King has written a
series of powerful articles on the
sweating system in Montreal.
A good story is going round about
President McKinley. A reporter on oue
of the chief papers was sent to interview him on a matter the president
was not at liberty to reveal, or the
paper to inquire into. On being told
that the information could not be
given out, he said, '' You know if I go
back without a 'story' I shall lose my
place. "The president who had known
him for years,said, "If they discharge
you I'll make you a consul.'' And
they did, and he did.���The Empire.
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All kinds of Fresh and Salted Meats wholesale and retail. Fresh Fish received daily.
Mail orders receive careful and prompt attention.
E. C. TRAVES, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchant
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
In some way, to induce every man, woman and
child in the country who buys in Nelson to coins and inspect our
stock and prices. We would have you do tliis for we are sure
that you would become our customer and friend. We have the
largest ancl 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
here. Our business is run to serve its patrons to their best interests,
as well as our own, and you can always depend upon our best service
being afforded you.
The fairness bf our prices throughout our entire line at alltimes shows our
grasp upon the market.     CAN'T BE BEAT AT ALL;  THAT'S ALL.
. Des Brisay & Co,, Nelson.
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
OFFICE AND YARD C. P. R. STATION.    .    .    .
Official Directory.
Governor-General - Karl of Aberdeen
Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Commons, Dominion Parliament, West Kootenny'   ������������   Hewitt Rostock
Wall Papers,
Fishing Tackle,
Garden & Flower Seeds.
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
Umbel* should apply to
The Nelson Planing Hill
T. w. GRAY.
In stock,l,0C0,C00ft.of Flooring,Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
Lieut.-Governor - Hon TR Mclnnes
Premiet - - Hon J H Turner
Attorney-General - Hon DM, Eberts
Com of Lands and Works Hon G B Martin
Minister Mines and Education Hon Jas Baker
President Executive Council HonCEPooley
Members Legislative Assembly tor West Kootenay���North Riding ' J*M Kellie
South Riding                 - J F Hume
Your Tobaccos
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   us.
��� AT THE ���
Post Office
^^^Cigar Store
Where  you will ahvajs find a well
assorted stock of Imported   and
Domestic Cigars, Cigarettes Tobaccos and a full stock of
Pipes at reasonable
S. J. MIGHTON. dl9)
Mayor   '  '       - - John Houston, il
Aldermcn-Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, J A* ���"
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley, Thos Mad- (J
City Clerk -'-��� - . J K Strachan
Police Magistrate - '.      '*,  ?E A Crease
Chief of Police .        A F McKinnon Jl
Chief of Fire Department    .    W J Thompson
Auditor -1' John Hamilton
Water Commissioner      ������.-������     ������ ��� T MWard
Health Officer -  .     - -        Dr.LaBau
City council meets every* Monday, 3 p.m., at' j
city*hall, cor.Victoriannd Josephine st ^
Dr. E C Arthur. Dr. GAB Hall, Geo -John-if
;'���::���   %
stone.   Principal���J R Green.
President, j      -   " , ' J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President'      ���-   :  '   James Lawrence.*,'
Secy-Treas. - John A Turner.
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 6 ft. 6 at $1.50.
2 ft. 8 x 0 ft. 8 at $1 75.
2 ft.10 x 6 ft.10 at --32.00.
Screen  Windows made toordei-in
all sizes at the
T, W. GRAY,   Proprietor.
President                ,-                 John A. Turner^
Vicc-Pres.                  -                . W. A. Jowett. i
Secretary              ''-*������           I>. McArthun
Treas.                     -                    AH Clements 1
Medical S
upt.              .             Dr, G.
A B Hall.
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S.00 p.m.
United States, Ontario. Quebec ami ICastcrn Provinces
5.15 p.m.
Points on N. & F. S. line.
*  A
Victoria and Rowland.
t   . *i
8.30 a.m.
Vow Denver. Sandon and
blocan Lake Points.
2.30 p.m.]
1.00 p.m.
Kaslo and Kootenay Lake
7.15 a.m |i
4 *
COO p.m.
Kossland.  Trail,   Nakusp.
7.00 a.m.
J't-obson. points on main line
|0. P. R.,   Vancouver and
Lobby opened from "a.m. to 10 p.m.; Gcncrali]
Delivery,8 a,m, to S p.m.; Registration, 8.S.L
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Bank]
9 a.m. to 4 p.��n.; Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.m).y(
J. A. GILKER, t'ostmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies W J Goepel
Gold Commissioner ��� O. G^ Dennil
Mining Recorder-Tax Col       -       RFTolmil
Collector of Customs    .  - Geo. Johnston1
Provincial Assessor -   '       John Keeif
County Court Judge ��� J AForin
Registrar - E T II Simpkin 1
Warden - Capt, N Fitzstubb
First Jailer - - R Liddcl
Second Jailer - Geo Partridgl
Third Jiiilor - John McLarcI
Senior Guard - R IncI
Chukciioi*- ENGtAND���Matin 11 a.m.; Evi
Song. 7.H0 p.m. every Snnday. Holy Commw
ion on )st and 3rd Sundays in the month aftl
Matins; on 2nd and 4th'Sundays, at"8 a.f
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. S. All
hurst. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets/
Presbyterian Church���Services at 11 a.f
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2,30 p.
Prayer meeting Thursday evenin^-at 8 p.l
Christian Endeavor. Society meets every Ml
day evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frtf
Methodist    Church���Corner   Silica
Josephine Streets.   Services at 11 a.m. and
p. m.; Sahbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer mil
ing'on Friday cvening-at 8 o'clock;.Kpwci
League C. E.; Tuesday at 8 a.m. -Rev.QeoT
jNlorden, Pastor. T
Roman Oathouc Church���Mass at Nell
every Sunday al; Sand 10.30 a.m.; Benedicl
at 7.30 to 8p.m. ,Rev. Father Ferland, Pries!
BAP'J'tST Church ��� Services morning J
evening at 11 a.m. and 7^30 p.nii,; Prayef n^
ing Wednesday evening at 8 p:m.;-- -Meetl
arohc-ld in the school house.-.���Strangers_.c(L
ally vvfelcomed.   Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor]
Salvation Army���Services every evcT
at S o'clock, in barracks on Victoria sti|
Adiutant Millner in charge. .    -
M. meets second Wednesday in
month.' Visiting brethren'inyitel
G. L. Lennox. Secret-ai
I. O. O.  F.     Kootenay
Ig No. IG, meets evcry.Mondaynf
at, their Hall, "Kootcniry- stl
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Sccreta|
*, NELSON   LODGE No. 25. K. oj
Ameets irt- Castle hall, McDonald ll
iflevery Tuesday evening at 8 o'cl
"lAll visiting knights cordially invitl
J. J. Malone. CC. I
(820> Geo. Partkidoe, K. of R.a|
NELSON LODGE.   I. O. G. T.     Mee
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Mtl
evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templarl
dially invited, John TelkorT
Chief Temp
George Nunh   S-\
szzsss^.      NELSONS   QUEEN   NO|
ff       7^   SONS    OF    ENGLAND,
Wi �����. r. c       second and fourth Wcdnesc
I 2��:W-t3-      each month at K. of P. Hajl.l
*V J/J   ISloiiaXdi Block,   cor. Vernonl
^^S^   Josephine streets. .Visiting ���
rn cordially invited. Ernest King!
Chas. H. Farrow, Worthy Presl
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month Ul
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C D. S. C. ~
Green, C.R.: J. Purkiss, Secy.
every  Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall.
Swanell, M,W.: W Hodson. Rec.-Sec.;l
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receive*!
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1G92 meets in thj
Donald block every Thursday evening
o'clock.   Visiting members cordially
JohnToye, W.M.; F. J. Bradley, K.S. THE MINER,   WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1898
; '   ' :     AfcOlMD NELSON.    ���
Brief   Mention   of   Happenings  la  tlie
District During the Past
. Few Day*.
:*     ��� , i
\V. Goodwin of Kaslo is in the city.
9 Dr. Conethard of Eossland is at the
H. M. Lambert of. Winnipeg is in
the city.    ~y
Tho water in the lake is gradually
���'   John Shields of Waterloo, Out., is
at the Queen's.
J. E. Walker and E. J. Taber of
Spokane are at the Phair. ���
A. Chisholm and A. J. McMillan of
Rossland are at the Phair.
N.   T;   Ti-egan  of  Rossland regis-
v tered at the Hume yesterday.
The evening camp fires of prospectors
light up the hills in every direction.
G. H. Green, proprietor of the Grand
Union hotel, Rossland, is in the city.
Prank O'Brien, townsite agent of
Kuskonook, spent yesterday in- the
Mr.   and Mrs.  .F.   S.   Andrews  of
Slocan  "City   speiit yesterday in  the
..city.. .
Ed Garner, representative of the C.
P. R. in Loudon, England, is at the
. ' J. Fred Hume left yesterday for Balfour,   Rykerts   aud   Kuskonook on  a
- political mission.
f? Warden Fitzstubbs of the provincial
jail returned yesterday evening from a
trip to California.
E. E. Williams, Spokane; Robert
Croft, Victoria; J. C. Blandy, Balfour, are at the Queen's.
Claude Cregan, A. W. Jackson, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Ward, of Rossland, registered at the Phair last night.
Every hotel in the city is crowded
with visitors who are in attendance at
the sittings of the supreme court.
Everything points to1 the celebration
to be held in;Nelson on Dominion day
being the largest ever held in southern
British Columbia.
Coroner Dr. E. C. Arthur went to
Robson yesterday to hold an inquest
on' the body of a man found dead, in
the bush. The full particulars have
not yet been received.
The force of men now at work on
the Crawford bay trail, up Hooker
creek have moved up to Proctor's
cabin. Some very good bridging has
been done on the trail.  .
A very pleasant  garden party and
social was held at the school grounds
7 f by th6 ladies of  the Methodist church
- last-;night; ' &-{ good    programme  of
music, etc., was rendered and a-pleas-
ant time was spent.
��� Captain McCormick of the steamer
J.D.Farrel, Jennings, was down from
'v; Jehiiings oh Tuesday. He reports that
nothing can be done towards raising
the boat until the river falls sufficiently.���Kootenay Herald.
The fire brigade are haviiig practice
��� runs every evening for the hose reel
races at the Dominion day celebration,
and are getting in first-class condition.
Tlie time made yesterday evening is
said to-be-the best record yet.
.       The hall on Vernon- street, next door
f'7 to dhe. Kootenay hotel, has been se-
wrestling contest on  Thursday night,
and is being fitted up to  accommodate
the large crowd which is expected.
a lot of
Ice Cream Freezers
which no well appointed
home, should be  without
0  during, the warm weather.
We have also constantly
on hand a full line of .  .
Plumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offer-
ingat very low prices.
A survey party is at present in
Spokane and will start out. in a' few
chiys to set; ont in a few days to set out
iron posts and granite mounds at
points along the international boundary between British Columbia and the
stato of Idaho.
Owing to the large number of cases
set down for hearing at the present
assizes, two supreme court judges are
holding daily sittings. Mr. Justice
Drake is presiding in the court room
and Mr. . Justice McColl is holding
court in judge Forin's rooms down
stairs. '
Every city, town and mining camp
in the Kootenay will be' represented at
Nelson on Dominion day, and every
intending visitor may be assured of a
hearty reception. Nelson- people are
noted for their hospitality and will
spare no trouble in tbe entertainment
of their guests.
F.. M. Chadbourn left yesterday for
a three weeks' trip to East Kootenay
to look at the Matterhoru group of
mines iu the Windermere district, upon
which he secured a bond for an English syndicate last fall. He expects to
put a force of men to work on the
property before his return.
At the meeting of the city council
held on Monday afternoon the mayor
was authorized to invite the members
of the Minnesota State Press association to visit Nelson on their annual
excursion trip, which will this year
be over the line of the C. P. R. His
worship was also requested to extend
the hospitalities of the city to the association.
The steamer Ainsworth, running
three times weekly between Nelson
and Bonner's Ferry, makes'nearly 1000
miles per week, the distance between
the two points being over 150 miles.
She is expected to do a big business
this summer, especially after the start-,
ing of construction on the Nelson &
Bedlington railway, which- is looked
for in the course of a month.
Will Produce Their Madison Square Theatre (N. Y.) Success
The Best Comedies. The Newest Songs. Artistic Dancing.
Tickets on Sale at The Canada Drug & Book Co.    Price 75 cents. General
Admission 50 Cents.
The Rink ia being made weather proof and comfortable.
Vancouver & Nelson, B.C.
Importnt Mining Cases Heard by the
Supreme Court Judges.
An important case involving the
ownership of a mineral claim was
heard yesterday before Mr. Justice McColl. The case was Coldwell vs. M. S.
Davys, an action adversing Davys' application for a certificate of improvement for the Red Star mineral claim,
situated in the Ainsworth mining division. Davys' location of the Red
Star was prior to the location of the
same property by the plaintiff as the
Fair Play, but| Davys had failed to
record his certificate of work. The
evidence went to show that the claim
is chiefly valuable on account of limestone! and the question arises whether
it can be located as a mineral claim.
The defendant contends that as he was
in actual possession at the time of the
location by the plaintiff and as the
government accepted his record of assessment work subsequently, therefore
the plaintiff can not succeed.
. Judgment was reserved. A. H. McNeill of Rossland appeared for the
plaintiff, and J. H. Bowes for the defendant.
Mr. Justice Drake handed down judgment yesterday in the case tried a few
days ago in which the Kaslo & Slocau
Railway company were the plaintiffs
and the Hall Mines, Limited, were defendants. The action involved the
question of the location of limestone
as a mineral, and the judgment was in
favor of the defendants. As the judgment was an important one The Miner
hopes to be able to publish the full
text for the benefit of the mining community. A. Whealler appeared for the
plaintiffs, and J. H. Bowes for the defendants.
Before Mr. Justice Drake and a special
jury yesterday the action, of Pender
vs. War Eagle Mining company, the
particulars . of which were . given in
yesterday morning's Miner, was tried
The jury failed to agree and. were discharged.
Second Performance in Nelson at the
Skating Rink.
There was a crowded gathering at
the skating rink last night when the
Lindley stock company gave their second performance before a Nelson audience. The piece chosen was a five-act
melodrama entitled "The Shadows of
a Great City." which was reecived
with enthusiasm.
Harry Lindley was very effective as
Jim Farren; a most comical convict
who concealed the most brutal nature
under a mask of rough humor. Mr.
Lindley is tq be congratulated oh his
powers of portrayal of character. He
did some very fine, work indeed. Miss
Luella Beck as Mrs. Standish was also
very acceptable, the deathbed scene
being very powerful and .affecting.
Later on in the piece she made a very
charming and sprightly Nelly, the
pretty young heroine who stands between George Benson and a fortune.
J. Chapman played Tom Cooper, the
lover of Nelly Standish, and his scene
witb Biddy Ronan and Nelly just before his, proposal to the latter was
cleverly thought out and excellently
acted. Miss Clara Mathes as Biddy
Ronan, an eccentric but' kind-hearted
Irish woman, quite won the sympathies bf her audience.
Space forbids a detailed analysis of
the play,but Harry Young made a most
up-to-date detective, while Miss Flo
Nathol as Mrs. O'Flaherty, and the
Messrs. Lewis and Marsh, who played
George Benson, the policeman and
Nathan respectively, all scored distinct successes.
Mention must not be omitted of the
charming song and dance between the
first and second acts, which received, a
well deserved encore.
A feature of the evening was "The
Death  of Nelson," sung,  by special
Jack O'Neill and W. H. West
$ipo Purse, a Gold Medal and the
Championship of British Columbia.
Thursday Evening,   June 30th.
In Hall on Vernon street   next door
to the Kootenay Hotel.
^.x>3^nissioisr $1.00
request, by H. R. H. Gibbons. The
song,' which was splendidly given, received an enthusiastic encore.
June 14���
Commodore���M.   McMahon,   on.
vide, bet Bear and Wild Horse cks, adj
Iron Mountain, formerly Gray Rock.
* St. Paul���P. McBride, on divide bet
Bear and Wild Horse  cks, adj  Iron
June 15���
Wolf tone���J. A. Quinlan, A. Goyette,
on s side of Skillet ck and w side of n
fk of Salmon river, adj Jubilee.
Dunken���J. A. Coryell, on Craig
mountain, n side, of Skillet ck and 6
mi from Erie, adj Vettie Tyler.
Matchless���J. A. Coryell, on Craig
mountain, adj Vulcan.
Vulcan���F. Coryell, on Craig mountain, 1 mi w of n fk of Salmon, adj
Day creek���T. Gunner, 9 mi w of
Neison, opposite mouth of 49 ck.
Manila Fraction���R. MacCann, at
head of Burnt ck, 1% mi e of n fk of
Salmon river, formerly Gilt Edge.
Kentucky Star���R. Diamond, on s fk
of Wild Horse ck, formerly Nellie O.
Golden Eagle���V. Carson, on s fk of
Wild Horse ck, adj Kentucky Star,
formerly Jaw Bone.
Republic���W. L. Banuon, L. J. Win-
slow, on s side of Hidden ck,3 mi from
N & F S ry, adj Iroquois.
Alphonso���T. T. Henderson, G. W.
Willard, on Marble ck,5mi from Craig-
Skylark���S. Gourley, A. Matheson,
on n side of and 3 mi up Wild Horse
ck, formerly Arcadia. . *   '    .   '
Sampson���G. Ellis, on e side of Salmon river, 5 mi n of Ymir, adj Dewey.
Mammoth���G. Sheppard. T. Punch,
3 mi e of Hall Siding, adj Dublin, formerly Swanhilda.
Triumph���G. Sheppard, 1   mi se of
Hall Siding, formerly Edna.
The Remainder���T. B. Garrisonrbh
s side of Wild Horse ck, adj Last
Cariboo Pass���J. Langley, on s side
of Wild Horse ck and n w of Remainder.
Last Chance���P. Aspinwall, s side
of Wild Horse ck, near B. C.    '
Dewey���J. Longsley, on s side of
Wild Horse ck.
Mount Alto���J. Sullivan, on s side
of and 6 mi up s fk of Salmon river,
adj Mountain View.
Golden Rod���L. D. Blake, on s side
of and 1% mi up" Whitewater ck, formerly Wllite Elephant.
Admiral Sampson���A. S. Montgomery, M. Costello, J. B. Bourgoine,
\K mi w of e fk of and 3 mi up Quartz
ck, formerly Mammoth.
Josephine���E. Bollinger, J. Davis,
on divide, bet . Porcupine ck and Hidden ck, 4 mi e of Salmon river, adj
Uncle Sam.
Lizzie B���E. Bolinnger, J. Davis,
on divide bet Porcupine and Hidden
Jeff Davis���C. B. Archibald, on s
side of and Z% mi up Porcupine ck,
formerly Andover.
Ina McC���P. Dieringer, on N'& F S
ry,   Yz mi from Ymir, formerly Spokane.
June 17���
Dewey���P. J. King, 1 mi w of N &
F S ry, formerly Tacoma.
O K���A. Matheson, on s side of and
1 mi up n fk of Wild Horse ck, adj
Ymir and X Ray.
Keystone���F. O. Hazen, P. White,
on Wild Horse ck, %% mi from Ymir.
Myrtle���N. Brown, 1% mi s of mouth
of  second s fk  of Hall ck, formerly
Poro Pinnany.
June 18���
Wawanesa���G. Dixon, 4 mi up s fk
of Porcupine ck, 12 mi e of Ymir.
Erin���J. P. Cameron, at head of 49
ck, formerly Emerald.
For Member of ihe Legislative Assembly
for the   Nelson Billing or West
Kootenay District.
Adopted  by Delegates in Convention on
The 21st Day of June, 1898.
Gentlemen,���I offer myself as an independent candidate to represent you
in the next Provincial Parliament.
Should I be fortunate enough to secure your support I shall endeavor to
bring about the following reforms:
(1) A change in the Mineral Act, to
compel,all partnere.in a mining claim
to bear their share of the. assessment
work or forfeit theiir interest.
(2) An amendment to cause litigants
to put up reasonable security for costs
before adversing applications for certificates of improvements,
(3) Regular promotion in the Civil
Service, avoiding the injustice of the
appointment of outsiders over the
heads of men already in the service,
ull vacancies being filled by our own
(4) The removal from the Statute
book of the discriminatory, tax of $5.00
per annum on mechanics,, miners and
others employed ih our metalliferous
If returned I pledge myself to work
to the best of my ability to secure a
local expenditure of public monies
in proportion to the revenue collected
in the district, and to ensure such expenditure being laid out to the best
possible - advantage.'
-The mining interests of British Columbia have now reached such proportions that it is desirable they should
be administrated by a separate department under the charge iif;'** minister
who would devote his undivided attention tb the subject..
I shall endeavor to rescind the legislation of '96, by which mining.suits
were taken but of the jurisdiction of
the County Court and relegated to the
Supreme Court, thereby entailing increased costs and interminable:delays.
During the past eight years'Kootenay has been represented bv- straight
government supporters and by an out
and out oppositionist, the result in
neither case has been satisfactory. I
consider the time has arrived when all
the Kootenay members should join in
advocating measures for the benefit of
this district as a whole and for its
special industry, without regard to
Afl   . FARWELL.
"Whereas, The Turner government
by its class legislation, (l) by imposing a tax upon the output of metalliferous mines not imposed upon the
output of coal mines; (2) by refusrhg
to remove the tax imposed on men
working in metalliferous mines ;(3) by
denying the people of the province
equitable representation ih the legislative assembly, has proven itself unworthy of further confidence or continuance in offioe; and,
"Whereas, The railway policy pf the
present administration is inimical to
the best welfare of the province as a
whole therefore be it
'' Resolved, That the interests of the
Nelson riding of West Kootenay district demand that the electors return
as their representative in the next
provincial legislature a man who will
not only strongly advocate but will
also use his influence with Ahe members of the legislative assembly opposed
to the present administration to secure
the following reforms:
"First���An equitable plan of representation in the legislative assembly on a
basis that will recognize that an elec- i
tor in one portion of the province is I
the eqxxal of an elector in any other
portion where like circumstances prevail.
'' Second���Equalization in taxation
with respect to mines, so that if the
output of the metalliferous mines be
taxed, the output of all coal mines
shall be treated in the same manner.
^" Third���Repeal^ of "the-special-tax"
imposed upon working miners in the
metalliferous mines, which partakes
of the nature of a trade tax and is an
unjust exaction.
"Fourth���An amendment to the assessment act which permits what is
virtually dual taxation, under the indefensible mortgage tax, or tax upon
"Fifth���The passage of a general
railway act, which will allow the
building of railways by bona fide railway men without cost to the province
either in cash subsidies or land grants.
'' Sixth���The starving out of railway
charter mongers by refusing to grant
any further land subsidies in aid of
railway construction, aud by insisting
wherever cash subsidies aro granted
that such subsidies shall be by way of
loan secured by a lien upon the railways
when built.
'' Seventh���The absolute prohibition
of the immigration of Chinese into the
province, and the exclusion of Chinese
from employment by any company receiving any concession whatever from
the crown.
"Eighth���That in employing labor on
public works preference be given to
citizens of the province, and also that
aU government offices be filled by
capable bona fide residents of the district where the vacancies exist.
'' Ninth���Due recognition of the fact
that the mining industry is the chief
attraction for outside capital to the
province, and is responsible for the increase in its population; that this industry may be vitally affected by legislation, and its importance demands
that we should have in the cabinet a
practical rather than a theoretical
'' And with a view to securing the
above reforms, we pledge ourselves to
support by our votes and influenco the
nominee of this convention."
For One Cent a Word?
You ean find a buyer for "Any
OidTbtog" if you advertise.
-ClnnnttteH AHverttnemeat*.
All advertisements in this column nre
1 cent a word each Insertion. No advertisement taken for lew than 25 oents.
4 mtt* ������������������������ �����������+��������������"
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply "Miner" office.
MUSIC LESSONS. ��� On piano, organ or
guitar, by Mra. W. J. Aetley, Robson street,
two doors west of Stanley.   P.. O. Box 180.
TENDERS, endorsed "Gaol Supplies' for
the supply of Bread, Beef. Groceries, Clothing and Con),for the use of the said institution,
from the flrst day of July next to the 30th of
June, 1899. will be received by the undersigned,
up to Saturday, the mh of June. Samples of
groceries, clothing, etc.. can be seen at the
gaol, Ward street.' Tenders to state price of
coal per toa of 2,000 pounds. All supplies to bo
delivered at the gaol as required,without extra
Oatmeal, Coinmeal. Brooms, Brushes and all
articles required for use in this contract, to bo
of Provincial manufacture as far as practicable. F. S. HUSSEY.
- Supt of Prov. Police and Warden of Gaols.
June 6, 1998.
I will sell at cost for the balance of the season all trimmed
millinery, children's hats and
bonnets, sailors and shirt waists.
Josephine st., Nelson.
Sealed whole tenders will be received
until 5 p 'clock Thursday, June 30, for
the erection of a two-story brick block
with basement for G. Frank Eeer,
Esq. Plans and specifications can be
seen at the office of the undersigned.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. ;.������',
Room 6 Clement & Hillyer Block.
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Liberal Party Fully Qualified to Carry en
(lie Government.���Farewell to Lord
and I*dy Aberdeen.���The Capital
Kapldly Einptylns or Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament.
Ottawa, June 23.���The session which
has now becomo a matter of history
has been one which the liberal party
throughout the country has no reason
to bo ashamed of. During the first
two sessions of their terms of office, the
first of which was entered upon when
they had only just assumed tho reins
of power, the government was fully
occupied in getting its bearings and
picking up the threads of administration, readjusting the machinery to
suit the new. and improved methods
being introduced, cleaning up, weeding
out and generally discovering where
they were at. To assume control after
18 years of opposition, especially following in the footsteps of a party in
which, according to one of its greatest
exponents, was. "implanted the instincts of government,'' was no small
undertaking, and until current events
can'be impartially and dispassionately
reviewed in the light of history we
probably shall not fully appreciate the
ability, tact and consummate skill an
foresight with which the great work
has been so successfully carried on.
Surrounded by tried men of legislative
and administrative acumen from every
Section of the Dominion, Sir Wilfred
Laurier accomplished much, and the
indications are abundant in every direction of much more in the near
future that will still further redound
to the credit and advantage of our fair
Dominion. At the beginning of the
session it was a frequent incident to
hear conservative members of the
house taunt the government with not
having kept their pre-election promises. This was started by the leaders
and taken up by the rank and file until
the parrot cry became a part of the set
speech of every third and fourth-rate
orator to the left of the chair. As the
weeks rolled by measures of reform
were brought up" one by one, and those
who followed events with {intelligent
observation dropped the shibboleth as
undesirable and even dangerous. They
realized that it was unwise to direct
publio attention too emphatically to
the progressive legislation being
pressed forward by the government.
The repeal.of the costly and unworkable franchise act of 1885 and the substitution of a simple, cheap and equitable system in its place; the radical
reform of the civil service superannuation scheme; the postal reform measures ; the prohibition plebiscite bill,
the various measures for opening up
and developing the Yukon; the steps
taken to improve transportation facilities by land and water in every part of
Canada and to generally develop the
conditions of trade and commerce were
all substantial evidence not only of the
good intention of the government but
of its actual ability and set determination to put through the necessary reform legislation in the face and in
spite of most determined opposition in
the commons and malignant obstruction in the senate.
More than this and even better from
the moral standpoint of a political
rectitude that was fast becoming a forgotten attribute of public life in Canada���no breath of suspicion of wrongdoing can be found in spite of the
most minute and  painstaking investi-
drowsiness of vacation time is settling
over the capital. Five cabinet ministers have gone to England, others
have left for various points on this
continent, not a corporal's guard remaining in the city. So far the
weather has been mild and even cool,
but with the closing of the colleges
and schools this week the holiday
season will be on in earnest, [and then
even the war will fail to arouse much
Speaking of schools and colleges, one
cannot but approve most cordially of
the emphatic protest entered by the
Ontario Medical association at its
recent meeting against the overwork
inflicted upon pupils of the public
schools and the students of the colleges. Not a season goes by but the
papers record lamentable instances of
physical and mental breakdown caused
by the abnormal strain of preparing
for competitive examinations, and the
papers do not hear of one caso in a
hundred. That parents are so blind as
to fail to appreciate the awful injury
their children niust suffer sooner or
later, is incomprehensible, and it is
the duty of every educationalist, every
physician and overy newspaper to protest and to protest again until this
menace to the well being of our
country is removed. One notes with
satisfaction the manner in which the
action of the association was approved
by Hon. G. W. Ross, Ontario's minister of education.
Ration of the opposition watchdogs.
The latter fact is not mentioned as
anything to be especially proud of, for
it should be the normal condition, but
unhappily such has not been the case
in the past, and very marked and
salutary changes merit a passing
The unaffected and spontaneous enthusiasm which characterized the proceedings at prorogation when words of
farewell were uttered to the governor
general and his beloved Countess must
have had peculiar significance to those
whose memory takes them back two or
three years to the time when tory Ottawa undertook to discipline His Excellency for presuming to exercise his
recognized prerogatives and do his
whole duty even to the extent of interfering with a number of comfortable
little postmortem arrangements of the
moribund administration. Those who
at that time fulminated the heartless
decree that Rideau hall was to be
inexorably ostracised were on prorogation day foremost in the scene thus described byr the reporter of a local conservative paper:
"A more ardent tribute to their
popularity could hardly have been anticipated or desired by their best and
most enthusiastic friends. There on
the floor of the senate chamber, surrounded by the foremost representatives of the people, they received every
evidence of sincere appreciation and of
warm affection. Every,eye was moist
as Lord Aberdeen referred in his own
true, sympathetic manner to their
coming departure, and as Lady Aberdeen, in a most beautiful andTtouching
way, thanked the gentlemen of the
senate and the commons who so gal-
lahtiy presented her with loving
wishes and a very handsome hand-
painted Canadian dinner service as/ a
souvenir of their regard and appreciation of her labors and good work in
Ottawa is rapidly emptying and the
Agreement Between United States and
Great Britain on Canadian Matters.
Ottawa, June 28.���The Dominion
government has received copies of the
protocol agreed upon by the governments of the United States and Great
Britain for the guidance of the forth-
coming international committee at
The commission is entitled to consider the following subjects, embracing
practically all those at which the
Dominion and the United States have
been at variance fpr years:
The Behring sea sealing question,
reciprocal mining regulations, the Canadian-Alaska boundary question, restrictive regulations for preserving the
fisheries on the great lakes, the north
Atlantic fisheries question and the
bonding question connected therewith,
the alien labor law and the reciprocity
of trade.
From the present appearances the
commission will not meet until
August. The final meetings will be
held in this city.
Sir Louis Davies Announces  Its Probable   Composition.
Montreal, June 28.���Sir Louis Davies,
minister of marine and fisheries, who
hasHbeen in Montreal for a few dnys,
in speaking of the approaching conference at Quebec, said:
'' I look upon the conference as one
of the most important events in the
history of Canada." .-,
Sir Louis said he would take a rest
until the time for his return to prepare
for the opening of the conference, of
which he will be one of the commissioners for Canada, along with Sir
Wilfred Laurier and Sir Richard Cart-
wright. The appointment by the imperial government of Lord Herschell as
the British commissioner has already
been announced, but Sir Louis in
answer to a question stated that those
of the United States had not been
officially named. He had reason to believe, however, that the representatives of the United States would be
Hon. John A. Kassou and Senator
Hoar of Massachusetts. He spoke of
tho probable commissioners in terms of
highest praise as men who would in
every way reflect credit on the nation
they will represent.
Captain Turney Tells of His Experiences With the Insurgents.
Captain Turney, formerly of the
Prince.ss of Wales' Own (the Nineteenth foot), was asked yesterday by a
representative of The Miner to narrate
some of his experiences in and impressions of Cuba for the benefit of our
readers. The captain had a most interesting story to tell, which is given
in full.
In December, 1896, Captain Turney
was in Nogales, Arizona, when he was
induced by a Cuban representative
there to take service under the insurgents in Cuba, where a command was
awaiting him. He joined a filibustering expedition at New.Orleans, and
landed in Cuba about 40 miles east of
Havana in the dead of night. He was
first attached . to Major. Morales, a
Cuban officer, to whom he had letters
of introduction, and who was then
being considerably harassed by the
Spaniards, sometimes having to move
camp as early as 2 o'clock in the morning to avoid an attack by overwhelming numbers.
Yellow fever in Cuba seems to be
largely a bugbear, Captain Turney
stating that outside of Havana very
few cases are to be met with, though
there is no doubt of its virulence in
the capital... Directly the low ground
fringing the coast is left behind' the
climate becomes very healthy, in fact,,
as healthy as it is possible for a semi-
tropical country to be. The real scourge of Cuba is smallpox, not yellow
Vaccination is unknown, and absolutely no precautions of any kind are
adopted, with the result that there are
innumerable cases of death and disfigurement, and thus the smallpox coupled
.with the great heat are likely to cause
great mortality among the invaders.
Captain Turney received a command
of irregular horse, with a roving commission to harrass the enemy as much
as possible without running unnecessary, risks of getting his troop wiped
out. On one occasion he camped at
Guanabocas about a mile and a half
from Havana as the crow flies, though
a detour of eight or ten miles would
be necessary to roach the city. The
insurgent foraging parties used some*
times to push almost up to the gates
of Havana. The Cuban troops are
mixed Spanish and negro blood and
look very ragged and unpromising
soldiers. Their looks belie them, however, and especially when worked up
will do desperate deeds of valor. Their
great fault is that they are too impatient, and when on the defensive
under heavy fire are not as steady as
European troops. In the Captain's opinion the revolution would long since
have been crushed but for the unname-
able and numerous outrages perpetrated
by the Spanish guerillas. The Spanish
regulars are not to blame, but still
the deeds have been done, and the
blood of the Cubans has been so. fired
by the dastardly deeds they have witnessed that no thought of surrender or
compromise will ever be entertained
by them for a minute.
It is intended in the next issue to
give seme details of exciting engagements in which Captain Turney bore
a part, and a description of the methods
of fighting that prevail in Cuba.
Brantford, Out., June 28.���Walter
Brubridge. clerk in the county court of
Brant, has been for some years unable
to perform the duties of the oflice personally and has delegated them to his
son Frederick. Inspector of Legal
Offices Flemming has discovered some
irregularities and confusion in young
Brubridge's management, and on his
report the government has superseded
Brubridge and appionted J. T. Hewitt
to tho position. The elder Brubridge
was uot cognizant of the irregularities,
and certain fees of the office will
continue to be paid to him during his
Guelph, Ont., June 28.���Joseph
Flaherty, a well-to-do young man living on a farm near here, was killed at
a barn-raising today.
Montreal, June 28.���A. sA.. Jones, a
deaf mute, aged 18 years, wfas struck
by a train and killed while wheeling
over a railway crossing today.
Of Ibe Slocan Biding of West 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 your suffrages in the
coming elections.
In respectfully soliciting, your votes
and support I declare myself a supporter and follower ofthe Hon. J. H.
Turner as the Leader of the only Party
in this Province with a defined Policy
and coherent existence.
During my 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 mining
region. I am in favor of the following reforms:���
(1) The abolition of the Tax upon
working miners.
(2) The abolition of the 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
their 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 eas5vplan_by which Jthe 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 Goverriinent at Ottawa of
the importance of this industry and
the disadvantages under which it now
If you do me the honor to elect me
as  your representative I will at all
times endeavor to protect and further
the interests, not only  of the prospector . but also of all those employed
in and around our mines, recognizing
that our entire community is dependant upon the mining industry.
I ain.jGentleman,
Your obedient servant,
John L. Retallack.
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