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Array >aily   Edition, No. 29.
Nelson.  British Columbia.  Sunday Morning, June 12, 1898.
Eighth Year
lace Bool
A shipment of the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
Come Early ancl Secure a Pair.
Fred Irvine & Co.
Six Hiiudrcd Hm-liic* Cnnip lu Ibe Smoking Killu�� or tho Oilier Fortification*
of    (iuHlaiiahio. Spanish   Soldiers
Staiupcilcd at Once. With Utile or
No Ite.sislancc'-Miilu fori Vet to bc
Taken.���Cables All Cut.
>ur Stock of High Class Dry Goods is now complete in all
departments and we invite special inspection to
our Dress Goods Department of
summer Musfins. Lawns, Grenadines & Organdies
by the fact that it is known that he
contemplates leaving San Francisco for
Manila in about ten days from next
Wednesday, and is desirous that his
entire expeditionary force accompany
him to the Philippines. With ���the
troops that arrived yesterday and today
he has a force of about 10,000.
From good sources it is learned that
during the past 48 hours he has been
in communication with the war department and bas demanded that the
original 20,000 specified by him be
filled. The steamer Centennial, which
was rejected by the government, will
be reinspected, as her owners insist
that she is thoroughly seaworthy despite statements to the contrary.
the  B. O. Mining  Record  Sums Up
the Outlook for Kootenay Mines.
iTimes in West Kootenay, but  par-'
Bularly in* the Slocan districts,   have
Jen somewhat depressed   for the'past
months, but   recently  the indicates have beeu very   marked  that  a
latifying change in the conditions of
Jairs may be; looked for. At the more,
iportant  mines   in   the vicinity   of
bison the forces of workmen are being
Icreased,   aud   many   properties  are
ling equipped with large  machinery
lints.   The ore shipments, too, which
|ve   fallen   off    considerably,   since
irch, owing  chiefly   to   snow-slides
Id blockades, and the impassible con-
lion of the roads, will, we are led to
^ieve, make  a decidedly  respectable
rwing hereafter, especially as one of
I) principal producing mines, the Slo-
li Star, is again making regular ship-
lnts.    It   cannot,   however,   be  exited that the Slocan���despite the ex -
[ordinary richness of the lead ores of
district���will enjoy complete pros-
fity as  long  as the costs of  freight
treatment are excessive as they are
present.    An   eminently' sensible
pe was   made when delegates were
It from Kaslo and Nelson to submit
important matter to the attention
the   federal   government, and uot-
Lhstaiiding    the   lateness   of    the
hon, as a result of the strong repre-
Itations made by the members of the
pgationf thereis^ardecided probabil-
that   a commission will   be   ap-
iited to  inquire  into   the question
lh a view to its future and early ad-
iment. ��    ,
|ut   even   if   the   remedy, as   sug-
\ed, of the imposition of a prohibi-
import duty on lead and lead pro-
ts is recommended   by   a commis-
1, we are inclined to think that if an
frnative whereby reciprocal arrange-
its would be effectedwith the United
ites for tho removal of  the existing
on exported lead ore and bullion
Jented itself, such a method of beting the lot of the lead miner in the
Tsui  would   appeal more   nearly to
principles of the administration at
Lent in power at Ottawa���particu-
���fcr, too, as by the latter plan fewer
^plications from  conflicting indus-
interests  would   arise.    Besides
fdiffereuce in freight charges on the
liage  of crude ore ancl bullion ex-
led���perhaps,   however, not  a very
Siderable   amount���the local smelt-
^could bo   further protected or enraged   along   thc   lines    projected
le three years ago by the late gov-
Ineut,   whereby   a  bonus   on   ore
Illy treated  would be paid.    That
bonus  offered   then of fifty cents
ton was  inadequate, accounts  for
If act that advantage was not  taken
But there would   seem to be iio
_on why the  lead interests in the
It should not be as liberally fostered
|he  iron  mining   industry of  the
tcanwhile the agitation  cannot but
troductive   of   some beneficial re-
and it is not .far off  the mark to
���that any  change in the conditions
id  be  for  the  better.   But if  a
kfactory solution of the problem in
ect to cheap smelting in the Slocau
ret to be worked out, aparently. in
tossland camp, the   treatment  of
is  steadily   being  reduced to the
limum  cost.    Where, a short  time
lit was announced that the charges
per ton at the Trail smelter would not
exceed $7.50, which included the price
of railway haulage from the mines,
this was rightly looked upon asare-
-markable reduction; but before, the
close of the year the new railway will
be completed from Lethbridge through
the Crow's Nest Pass, and East Kootenay coke an excellent (piality���probably at one-third���the price heretofore
asked for the Welsh or Pennsylvania
products, or even for the inferior coke
made from Wellington, Washington or
cretaceous coal. ��
Consequently in the treatment of a
ton of ore a saving will be effected in
the cost of fuel of at least $K 50, and a
corresponding reduction in the charges
asked to mine owners may be expected. In anticipation of the inauguration of cheap smelting "the accumulations of ore from many of" the
larger mines, including the War Eagle
and Center Star, have been held in reserve for sometime past, and these,
now, together with the product from
mines of lower grade ores, will be
shipped to the smelter directly the improvements being carried on at the
works are completed in July. The cost
of mining iu the Rossland camp is also
very much less than it was a year
London, June 11.���Replying to a
question in the house of commons today whether the British government
or any_of the European powers have
any intention of intervening to secure
a termination of the Spanish-American
war, Mr. Balfour, the government
leader said:
"Her Majesty's government will
gladly take any favorable opportunity
for promoting a cessation of hostilities
aud negotiations for peace, but any
action upon their part for this purpose
can ouly be undertaken if there is
reasonable prospect that it will be well
received by both parties and likely to
lead to au agreement between them.
Unfortunately there are not sufficient grounds for believing this
condition exists." ���
Off Guantanamo, June 10, via Port
Antonio, June 11.��� The invasion of
Cuba by the Amrican forces began today. Six hundred marines have pitched
their tents about the smoking ruins of
the outer fortifications of Guantanamo-,
and the stars and stripes for the: first
time float on a . Spanish "flagstaff in
To Captsun Clarke and the battleship Oregon belong the honor of effecting the first successful landing of the
war. Forty marines from the battleship went ashore this morning and
occupied the left entrance of the bay
until the Panther arrived with' 600
marines; These were under the com-,
mand of Lieutenant Colonel Huntington and arrived at 3 o'clock, and
within half an hour had burned the
buildings of the Spanish camp and set
fire to a miserable little village which
crouched under the hilltop of Giianta-
namo. The whole operation of silencing the guns and landing the forces
were as easy as playing Sunday school
picnic. The Marblehead backed up by
the' Vixen and Dolphin had opened on
the earthworks.
The shores to tho right of the entrance were lined with gnus aud rifle
pits, but the Spanish stampeded after
firing a few shots. The city of Guantanamo lies four miles up the bay, and
a little Spanish gunboat camo down to
help the shore" batteries. She stayed
just long enough to turn around. Numerous shots -'-were fired by the Spaniards, but not one landed and no Americans were injured. The main fort lies
within the city limits and is still to
be taken, but it is not in a difficult
position, and the American officers say
it can be taken in fifteen minutes. The
Marblehead, Dolphin, Vixen and two
colliers have been off the entrance for
several days, and yesterday morning
they sailed into the channel.
A mile further up they opened fire,
sending iif ty shots at the fortifications
on the left. ��� The hills on the right of
the entrance were deserted. There are
no defenses on the right side of' the
harbor. No attempt was made to land
until the Oregon steamed in early this
morning. Captain Clark immediately
sent forty marines ashore and twenty
from the Marblehead followed. They
found evidence of a very hasty flight
by the Spaniards. Watches, hammocks
and ammunition were scattered about
the earthworks, and a Spanish flag was
found iu one of the rifle pits. The
little detachment of marines held the
place until the Panther arrived, when
they were recalled and the work of
disembarkng began.
-The���firstT boat-load^ had ^-scarcely
landed when the village burst into
flames. Company K, under Lieutenant
Hall, was taken ashore, and without
the   loss   of  a  moment  the  columns
Between the  Spanish Troops  and Insurgents at Manila.
New York, June 11.���rA special cable
from Hong Kong says that a battle for
the possession of Manila lis in progress
today between the Spanish forces and
those of the insurgent leader, Aguinaldo. Admiral Dewey has'promised to
prevent a massacre should the insurgents capture the city.
The Spanish governor has been notified that unless he withdraws the price
placed iipon the head of the insurgent
leader Aguinaldo, he will get no
quarter. Otherwise the rules of civilized warfare will be strictly adhered
to. As a result' of this price being
placed on his head three attempts have
been made to take Aguinaldo.
New York, June 11.��� The British
consul at Santiago de Cuba has sent
the following despatch via -Halifax to
the World :'
Replying to your telegram I will say
that Lieutenant Hobson and his men
are well. They are well cared for by
thc authorities.    I have just seen him.
Was Hie Biggest Compnny Promoter la
the Country.���Supposed- to Have
Clcnrcil $r4,ODO,OM In Dnnlop Tire
Co.���I'ron.otcil Coaiponles to the Tone
or $}r��,��oo,ooo.���Bought Knees Bones
a nil Yachts.
San Francisco, June 11.���The
steamer- Ohio, which is to bo one of
the steamers composing the third fleet
of transports to the Philippines, ar-.
rived from Seattle today and was
turned over to the government.
Cape Haytien, June 11:���There is no
direct news from Cnba this morning,
but thc rumor is again current that
Santiago has fallen.
New York, June 11.���A despatch to
the World from Port Antonio, Jamaica, says: '
The United States auxiliary cruiser
St. Louis was off Morant point yesterday. She reported that she had captured a Spanish merchantman just out
of Kingston.
Madrid, June 11.���Several Spanish
ge'nerals are quoted as saying that
Spain can continue the war in Cuba
for two years, and that it is useless to
talk of peace on the basis of statu quo
aiito bellum.    '
Berlin, June 11.��� The Kreutze Zeit-
ung says it can confirm the report that
the  question   of    mediation between
Spain and the United States.
London, June 11.���A receiving order
in bankruptcy has been issued against
Ern'ast Terah Hooley, for years prominent as the biggest company promoter
in this country, prominently interested in bicycle, land and other concerns, and who was supposed to be a
multi-millionaire. Hooley reached the
pinnacle of prominence in 1896, when
he promoted the Dunlop Tire company,
and was supposed to have cleared over
$12,000,000 by that deal alone.
It is impossible to get a statement of
the liabilities of Hooley.    The  capital
of the companies promoted by him aggregate from sixty to seventy-five
million dollars. Hooley's counsel says
the promoter has not personally benefitted by the large profits resulting
from his companies, and says he has
been victimized to an extent which
would be a revelation to the public.
Hooley has been' identified with the
promotion of the Bovril company and
with many bicycle companies. It is
understood that not one of the latter
was profitable to the stockholders. In
the meantime, however, Mr. Hooley
lived a sort of Monte Cristo existence,
bought yachts and race horses and
numerous historic' country seats. In
January- of the present year he purchased-; the racing cutter Britannia,
formerly the property of" the Prince of
Wales, from John Lawson Johnstone.
'"During theyear 1896'he purchased
the schooner yacht Verena from the
Earl of Lonsdale.
' Mr.' Hooley is a member of a number
of yacht clubs.
For months past financiers have predicted that _Mr. Hooley was in deep
It is said that actions aggregating
$2,000,000 are now pending against
Mr. Hooley and that one for $265,000,
which was set for hearing tomorrow,
precipitated the crisis.
Detroit, Mich.,June 11.���A fire early
today destroyed the Case power building on Congress street wit^_ all its contents and imminently threatened, and
in some cases damaged, some of tbe.
finest buildings in this city. Total
damage will bo upwards of $200,000.
It is uot believed that the insurance
Avill exceed two-thirds of the loss. Six
firemen were seriously burned and cut
by glass.	
Iola, Kansas, Juue 11.���Robert Lany-.
ons Sons' smelter, plant was destroyed
today-by-fire.���The loss-is estimated afc
.���350,000, with no insurance.
Of all nations in Europe, Russia is
least likely to take any action that
would give the United States cause for
offense. Russia looks forward to a
war with Great Britain, and is far
too sagacious to seize the time when
the American mind is inflamed with
the influences of war to concoct measures which would incline America to
the British alliance. The Russian government knows perfectly well that no
American administration has power to
form a treaty of alliance. Congress
may empower the president to form
treaties of trade reciprocity, but the
conditions of such treaties are determined by congress. Any state department agreement designated to promote an alliance has no other value
than to test public opinion until two-
thirds of the senate has ratified the
agreement. While the lower house of
congress does not vote directly upon
treaties, it has the power to withhold
appropriations needed to give treaties
effect. The talk that has sometimes
fopnd its way into print to the effect
that the terms of a treaty of alliance
have been agreed upon is designed to
prepare the public mind for the consideration of a treaty on the plan outlined.
started up the steep and rocky hillside
to the earthworks. For an hour a
brown column of marines filed up the
narrow path.
As soon as the American flag was
flung out to the breeze from the flagstaff of the captured Spanish camp,
the Oregon steamed away to return to
the fleet off Santiago. The marines
will hold tho position until tlio arrival
of the expected troops, scouting in the
meantime in the vicinity, with the
Marblehead, Vixen and Dolphin lying
near by to protect tliem.
Rear Admiral Sampson uow has a
harbor and base of supplies on thc
south side of the inland and troops can
be landed at will. The troop ship
Panther reached the fleet off Santiago
early today.
Guantanamo is about 40 miles east
of^Santiago de Cuba, aiid is a splendid
location for a base of supplies for tlio
blockading fleet. It is understood that
the island" of Cuba is entirely cut off
from cable conmiunciation with the
outside world. Report. has it that the
cable ship Aclria cut the cable, at Santiago 011 Monday, and that the same
day the St. Louis cut the cable running from Guantanamo to tlie Mole
St. Nicholas, Hayti. She was interrupted by shells from the shore, but
the Marblehead sent several shells at
the soldiers and scattered tliem.
Madrid, June 11.���Political circles
declare that no suggestions for peace
have been received, and��that such suggestions would be declined, and that
Spain has decided to pursue the war
to the bitter end.
San Francisco, June 11.���Recruits to
the number of 850 arrived from Fort
McPherson, Georgia, this morning and
will go into camp at Camp Merritt today. 	
New York, June 11.���Tho body of a
man with his arm pinioned to his sides
by a carefully tied and knotted rope
was found floating in the East river at
tlio foot of East Sixty-second street
todav. There are bruises on tlie head
and the mau had been stunned by a
blow and then thrown into the river.
The police believe the man is James
Abrietz, jr., who lived at Poplar and
Johnson streets, Brooklyn. Abrietz
was reported missing on June 9, and
was seen last at noon on June 1.
SanFrancisco, June 11. ���Major General Merritt wants more troops. He is
now in communication with Washington on the subject- and hopes to receive
word that the additional forces have
been started on the way. But he wants
them in a hurry and   this is suggested
Jackson, Miss., June 11.���The state
board of health lias been advised that
there are two cases of yellow fever at
Fort McKenry. Both cases developed
within tlie last 24 hours. No deaths
are reported.
Buildings in Course of   Erection Completely  Destroyed.
Kaslo, June 10.���Yesterday afternoon
the boarding houses, ore houses, blacksmith shop, etc., at the Whitewater
Deep mine, near Whitewater station,
were compctely destroyed by fire. It
was caused by fire iu a brush heap
which got beyond control. Whilo tho
loss is not heavy, perhaps $1000, it will
delay the work of development of the
mine about to bo carried on an extensive scale.
The boarding houses wero in course
of erection for the accommodation of a
large force. The burned structures.are
to be replaced at ouce. Manager F.
Riffle has just returned from Spokane.
. New York, June 11.��� Adrian C. Anson has been engaged as manager of
the New York baseball club, and took
charge of the team today.
H. M. ,S. Temeraire is to be the new
flagship of the British Pacific squadron at Esquimauit. ��� The Temeraire is
a battleship���of a typo somewhat old,
it is true, for-sho was one-of-the-fleet
engaged at Alexandria in 1882, but she
has recently been overhauled, refitted
and rearmed, and is said now to bo
quite fit to meet modern ships of her
class. She will add an element of
strength to the Pacific squadron that
has been needed for some time, and
will no doubt establish a healthy precedent that the flagship in future shall
be a battleship. Thus, inside of a year,
the floating defences of both Atlantic
and Pacific termini of the Canadian
Pacific railway will have been
strengthened by the acquisitions of
two battleships carrying over 120O
men, viz., the Renown and Temeraire,
in adition to the gradual strengthening of both fleets by the substitution of
new for older and smaller ships. ^SSsSsSs^m^^SS^sSfflra^^^Mj^^S
ll 4
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We are sure that their time is too
much taken up by their Official duties
to have leisure for such minor matters
as looking aftor ventures towliich
they have put their name, and on
which they have in a sense staked
their reputation. But is it-fair to our
province of British Columbia that our
leading ministers should be mixed up
in trans?actions of tihs kind? And
how much does it say for the acumen
and ability of ministers who allow
themselves to fall a prey to the first
plausible, unscrupulous company promoter who approaches them?
There has been considerable comment
in the press the last few days over the
action of Messrs. Pooley and Turner in
dropping their action for criminal
libel      against Messrs.      Bostock
Templeman and Col tart. A variety of
reasons have been suggested which
might have prompted this course,-
among them that the only end they
really had in view was to prevent
criticismin the house, which might
seriously handicap theni when they
went to the country.
That was no doubt one of the reasons, but .we think that the chief reason
is supplied m the -May number of the
.Canadian Mining Review, a mining
paper of good standing published in
Ottawa, Montreal aud Halifax. We do
not accuse Messrs. Turner and Pooley
of personal cognizance of the facts
about to be set forth, indeed it is
more than probable that these facts
first came to their notice on reading
the article we are about to quote from,
bnt in any case they would hardly like
to have details concerning the "New
Golden Twins (Ont.) Limited" ventilated in the courts.
The May issue of the Canadian Mining Review has an editorial on the
New Golden Twins entitled "A Choice
Bit of Promoting," which begins
thus: "One of the most barefaced and
shameless flotations as yet pnt upon
the English market is the 'New
Golden Twins (Ontario), Limited,'
which is the first subsidiary company
of the notorious Turner.-Pooley-Bosco-
witz combination, known as the Klondike and Columbia Gold'Fields, Limited. " Lack of space forbids our printing the article at length, which goes
on to narrate some choice bits of information anent this precious ven
tare. jpames
It appears that the very first line on
the prospectus purports to be an extract from the report of a mining engineer, a Mr. Johnson Brown, M. E.,
- of Wolfe -River, ^Ontario,-and reads,:,
"Capable of paying very large dividends on an equally large capital."
The prospectus contains other extracts
from this report all equally" favorable
to the property.
The Review then proceeds to make
the following statements: (1) There is
no Johnson Brown of Wolfe River,
Ontario who is a mining engineer; (2)
there is a Johnson Brown of Wolfe
River, Ontario, a half-breed Indian
trapper who can neither read nor
���write; (8) this Indian has never seen
the mines belonging to this company;
(4) but this Indian has beeu employed
by one H. A. Wiley to do odd jobs and
some prospecting round the Saw Bill
mine in the summer of 1897. This H.
A. Wiley, who is the manager of the
Saw Bill mine, is the other expert who
signed the report, and is the brother
of the managing director of the New
Golden Twins The Review goes on
to qnalify this report as "a whole tissue of -lies which do not even emanate
from the poor half-bred Indian to
whom they are ascribed.''
T^e, Review has taken the trouble to
have affidavits made proving the truth
of these statements, and also to send a
correspondent down to Ontario, who
announces that so far. as he can gather
the property is of no value. The Review publishes the affidavits and correspondence in the same issue.
We  do   not believe   for   a'moment
that, to put it on the lowest grounds,
Messrs. Turner, Pooley and Boscowitz
would be such madmen as  to deliber
���Rtely go into such a glaring swindle.
It has often and rightly been said
that nothing is likely to be stable and
lasting that springs up too quickly into
maturity. This is true alike of individuals aiid communities. Nelson is a
notable example of this. We have
never had a boom here, but today the
city is second to none in the Kootenays. She has gone on steadily growing
and developing her resources, never exceeding her strength, and is thus a
shining contrast to her rivals. Rossland, Sandon and Kalso, the most considerable of the other towns in Kootenay, all have passed through that
stage of feverish, unhealthy growth",
and they are feeling the effects of it
As it has been with Nelson, so it
has been to a great extent with Kootenay in general. There have been
small local mining booms from time to
time, the chief of which was the Excitement 'in Rossland; but even this
did not appreciably affect the great.
money markets of the world. Taken
as a whole, the growth Of Kootenay
has, for a mining camp, been slow but
steady. There has been no great rush
of investors eager to buy anything,
only to be followed by an equally
frenzied attempt to get rid of the bulk
of their purchases. Kootenay has been
to a'large extent left to its own resources, and the result has been that,
though the hopes of unscrupulous promoters have beeu largely defeated, yet
an immense nmount of quiet, unobtrusive development work has been
going on all around ns, and when capital does come in with a rush, so, to
speak,���and that is only a matter of
time���it will find the country in a position to display its wares to the best
advantage aud to the mutual profit of
mine owner aud investor.
Notwithstanding the congested state
of the London mining market, a considerable amount of capital has steadily been invested in various parts of
the country, and these investments
seem on the whole likely to give good
returns for the outlay expended on
them. Every good mine sold is a benefit to the country at large, as well as to
the contracting parties, while every
worthless property tthat is foisted on
the foreign investor only brings nearer
the catastrophe which is inevitable
should such practices become commonly successful.
Themining districts of   Australia
are an eloquent warning of the danger
j to the whole country : which accom-
uuscrupulous, ''wild-catting.''
Eyesight Tested Free-
W, F. TEET|EL & CO. Nelson, B. C,
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.
fielesale and Retail Meat Merchants
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.
��� ���'���������'������ 590
A bill to "relieve owners of mining
claims who enlist in the military service of the United. States for duty in
the war with Spain from performing
has been passed by the senate of the
United States. Someone facetiously
asks if the Provincial government
could not be induced to follow suit,
in order to give the class of prospectors
who are tying up large tracts of land
by cheating the Provisions of the mineral act, an opportunity to go to the
front and be shot.���The Mining Kec-
ord. ���*.-'���������-���
In some way, 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 we 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
here.     Our business is run to serve its patrons to their best interests,
as well as our own, and yon can always depend upon our best service
'  being afforded you. " ' ���*>
The fairness of our prices throughout our entire line at all times shows onr
grasp upon the market.    CANT BE BEAT AT ALL; THAT'S ALL.
. Pes 3rUay & 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.
��� ���        ���
The Americans have a difficult task
before them if they intend to bring
the social ideas prevalent in the Philippines up to the level of modern civilization. Among other curions national customs the system of temporary
marriage is recognized by Philippine
law, by means of which a couple can
be joined in the bonds of holy matrimony for the space of three months,
six months or for whatever period the
parties choose to agree upon. We believe that three months is the shortest
term for which a temporary marriage
may be legally contracted. In such
cases a specified snm is paid to the
lady, who takes charge of the offspring/
if any, of the marriage. It is fortunate that this system is riot, a matter of
common knowledge in the States, or
the pangs of grief and apprehension
experienced at the departure of the
troops by the various fond female
sympathizers and admirers of the
"soldier boys" might have been considerably accentuated. Even as it is,
however, interesting developments
may not unreasonably be anticipated
on the return of the troops from Manila., :  ��� ,  .
Rshmg Jackie,
Garden & Flower Seeds.
(|<I99999.9 .
of Dissolution,
Notico is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between us an Brewers in
Nelson. B.C., has this day been dissolved by
mutual consent. All debts owing to the said
partnership are to be paid to the undersigned
William Gosnell and all claims against the
said partnership are to bo presented to the said
William Gosnell at the Castle Brewery, Nelson. B.O.. by whom tho same will be settled.
Dated at Nelson, B.C.. this 28th day of May
A.D.,1888. 3wk*
Your Tobaccos
��� AT THE ���
Post Office
m-^Cigar Store
Where  you will alwajs find a well
assorted stock of Imported   and
DomesticCigars, Cigarettes Tobaccos and a full stock of
Pipes at reasonable
S. J. MIGHTON. dl9>
Edward A. Crease
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 nouses
2 ft. 6 x 6ft. G at $1.50.
2 ft, 8 x 6 ft. 8 at $1.75.
2 ft.10 x 0 ft.10 at $2.00.
Screen  Windows made to order in
all sizes at the
T, W. GRAY,  Proprietor,
Official Director
Governor-General        ���        Earl of Abcrdil
Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Lain a
Member House of Common?, Dominion Parjl
ment, West Kootenay Hewitt Bostj]
Lieut.-Governor ��� HonTRMcIr.y
Premiot - ���  .   '.. HonJHTurjJ
Attorney-General        ��� Hon b M El
Com of Lands and Works Hon G B Maijj
Minister Mines ahd Education Hon Jas Ba��
President Executive Counoil Hon C E Potjj
Members Legislative Assembly tor West Kr
enay���North Riding
South Riding
J F Hu
Mayor - - John Hous
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, J
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley. Thos Mi
City Clerk
Police Magistrate
Chief of Police
Chief of Fire Department
Water Commissioner
Health Officer
J K Straclfl
JO A Cre|
A FMcKimi
John HamilS
". TMW$
���.... ���....����- - -A,   tit. La��|
City council meets every Monday, 3 p.��n.|
city hall, cor Victoria nnd Josephine st
Dr. EC Arthur. Dr.GAB Hall, Geo Jcfl
stone.   Principal���J R Green.
President       '   - J Roderick Roberts!)
Vice-President James Lawrew
Secy-Treas. ��� John A Tun}]
President . John A Tunjl
Vicc-Pres. ��� W. A. Jow{
Secretary ��� .    DMcArthjl
Medical Snpt.
A H Cleme'
8.00 p.m
8.30 a.m.
1.00 p.m
5.00 p.m.
United States, Ontario, Que| 5.15 p.l
bee and Eastern Provinces
Points on N. Sc F. S. Hue
Victoria and Ro-island.
Vew Denver, Sandon andtti.3 p,
Slocan Lake Points.
Kaslo and Kootenny Lake  7.15 a.
Rossland. Trail,   Nakusp.  7.00 a. *���'
Robson. points on main line *'
C. P. R..   Vancouver and *..U
office nouns.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Gencil
Delivery, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Registration. 8.1J
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings BaiJ
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.m [J
J. A. GILKER, PostniMtJ
Government Inspector of Agencies W J Goe
Gold Commissioner
Mining Recorder-Tax Col
Collector of Customs
Provincial Assessor
County Court Judge
Registrar ���
O. Q. Den I
���      RFTohjl
Geo. Johnstt J
'���'*    JohnKfjj
J A For}]
Warden ��� Capt. N FRsstutjl
First Jailer - ��� RLlddif
Second Jailer Geo Partriq]
Third Jailer . John McLarl!
Senior Guard - RIni
CnuRcnoKENOUND-Matin 11a.m.; E.
Song. 7.30 p.m. er ery Sunday. Holy Comm'
ion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month aj
Matins; on 2nd and ith Sundays, at 8 p
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. S. A
hurst. Rector.  Cor Ward and Silica street-
, Presbyterian CnuRcn-Servlccs at U a
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p
Christian Endeavor Society meets every -&'
day evening at 8 o'clock. Riev. R. fj
Pastor. -y    ���
.Methodist Cnuncn-Corner Silica )
Josephine Streets., Services at 11 am. and
p. m.; Sabbath School, 2.39p.m.: Prayer mi
Ing on FridayJsvenlng at S o'clock; Epwc
league C. E.. Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. Geo
Morden, PastOr.
Roman OATnouc CHDRcn-Mass at Ne
every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a.m.; Benedic,
at T..MX to 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Prie/
evening at Ua.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer in
ing Wednesday evening at 8-p.m.; Meet]
are held in the school house. Strangers ct
ally welcomed. Rev.G. R. Welch, Pastor
Salvation ARMY-Services every eve:;
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria str
Adiutant Millner in charge.
M. meets second Wednesday in ,*
month.  Visiting brethren invitec--
G. L. Lennox, Se-cretai'
^jUSfcc   t. O. 0. F.    Kootenay Loil
��H| Ko. 10, meets every Monday nil'
m**     at thcli Hall, Kootenay "atal
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited. ;..
WM. HOD80N, 8ecreUiJ
.NELSON LODGE No. 25, K. of il
Kmeeto in Castle hall, McDonald Wi
devery Tuosday ovening at 8 o'clAl
7AU visiting knights cordially invitt>|
^r 3. 3. Malone. C.C.
(8201 Geo. Partridge, K.of R.i
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Mon.'l
evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars 41
dially invited, John Telford, c
Chief Temple 1
George Nunn   Sec-|
second and fourth Wednesda,
each month at K. of P. Hall, A
Donald Block,   cor. Vernon  71
        Josephine streets.   Visiting bri
rn cordially invited.        TnuvwET vr*in    X
Chas. H. Farrow,
Ernest King.
Worthy Presidij
COURT KOOTENAY. I.O.F., NO. 3138 m��.
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in il
K of P Hall. F XV Swanell. C. D. S. C. R.; "j
Green. C.R.: J. Purkiss, Secy.
NELSON LODGE, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., mj]
every Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall.    Fl
SwaneU, M,*W.: W Hodson, Rec.-Sec.; Jl\
Driscoll, Financier T. 3 Squire. Receiver
-ir-*i:;v*.;i^2t THE MINER, SUNDAY, JUNE ii, 1898
Brief   Mention    of   Happenings   In   llie
Ulslrlet Ilurlns llie I'aot
-   Veta Itayn.
(���loorgo Gregg, Winnipeg, is at the
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell-Johnston aire
at the Phair.
H. G. Wilgross, paymaster of the 0.
P. R., is at the Phair.
Charles Parker, mining engineer,
Rossland, is at the Hume.
Tho first story of C.W. West's brick-
block on Baker street is almost completed.
G. O. Buchanan, Kaslo's pioneer
lumber merchant, spent yesterday in
Nelson. '"���-'���,
The rock cut on Josephine street has
been completed, and although not yet
graded is passable for teams.
At the opposition convention held in
Sandon on Friday, R. F.* Green was
nominated as candidate for the Slocan
division.     '
Mrs. N. aT. Macleod, wife of the
manager of the Hudson's Bay company at Nelson, arrived last night
from Lethbridge.
Elliot & Hale, the boatbuilders, are
building a large skiff for the contractors on tie Pentiction railroad, to be
iised on Arrow lake.
The excavation for the Lawrence
Hardware company's new block is almost finished and work will , begin on
the stone foundation in a few days.
Owing to interruption of the telegraphic" communication with the'
main line of the C. P. R. shortly before midnight, The Miuer was not supplied with the usual service for this
morning's paper.
Services will be held in the Presbyterian church today as follows: Morning service at 11_; o'clock T evening service at 7:30; adult bible class at 2:30.
The subject for the evening service
will be " Money.''   Seats are free.
A. J. Marks will leave for New
Denver on Tuesday for the purpose of
commencing work upon the California
claim, in which Pat Burns and himself
are interested; A considerable force of
men will be put to work upon the
property. ,
We are glad to hear that those in
authority have granted the request
made them by certain citizens for a
recouunt of the votes polled in the recent voting on the electric light by-law. It is well on such an important
occasion that every precaution should
be taken to prevent mistakes, especially
when the majority is so small as in
the present instance. The recount will
take place at 11 a. m. Monday next at
the city offices.
Tomorrow the steamer Ainsworth
will commence * a tri -weekly service
between Nelson! and Bonner's Ferry,
leaving Nelson at 2.:30 p. ni. on Mon-
' day's Wednesdays ahd Fridays, arriving at Bonner's Ferry at 9:30 the following morning. On the return trip
the steamer will leave  Bouners' Ferry
In the wanner weather we are now
enjoying, the advantages of screen
doors and windows are obvious.
Householders who wish to keep out insects should note the reduced prices at
which these articles can be purchased
-at-the NelsonPlaning-Mills. ��� See advertisement.
a lot of
which no well appointed
home should be without
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.
at 1 p. m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, arriving in Nelson at\l :30
p. in. E. J. Mathews was in the city
yesterday making arrangements fer
the service, and expects to be able to
do a good business on the route this
summer. J. H. Love is the Nelson
agent for the boat.
J. Campbell, Nelson's crack 100-
yard foot-racer, has received a challenge from A. J. Dill of Kaslo. to run
three races, 100 yards, 150 yards and
230 yards, for a purse of $300. As
Campbell is not a long distance runner
he will probably challenge Dill to run
100 yards. It is to be hoped that a
race can be arranged, as there has
been considerable speculation as to
wliich of the two is the fastest man.
It is thought that Joo Thompson of
Nelson may take np the challenge for
the three races,-as Mr. -Dill_is anxious
to run him. Thompson bea,t Dill at
Kaslo on the 24th of May in the 220
yard race.
Vancouver Hartere Co..
Vancouver & Nelson, B. C.
The practice game of the Nelson
Cricket club was held yesterday afternoon, as announced in Saturday's
Miner. There were not sufficient players to make up the elevens, but the
names of the players and their respective scores is given below:
First Innings���
Johnson, bowled by Wilson, sr., 1.
Wilson, b Wilson, sr.   1.
Sinclair, not out, 31.   *
Rowley, b Fletcher, 0.
Haines, caught Boyer, 8.
Boyer, run out, 1.
F. Elliot, b Wilson, jr., 0.
Byes, 1.
Second Innings���
Johnson, run out, 0.
Sinclair, Macreae, 63.
Haines, b Macroe, 2(5.
Rowley, b Wilson, 1.
Elliot, c Bradford, 7.
Boyer, not out, 0.
Wilson,' did not bat, 0.
Byes, 1; wides, 2; leg byes, 2.
Total runs, 130.
First Innings���
Wilson, jr., b Wilson, 6.
Winter, b Rowley, 2.
. Macroe, b Rowley, J5.
Wilson, sr., b Rowley, 6.'
Elliot, b Wilson, 10.
Fletcher, b Sinclair, V.
Bradford, o Winter, 3.
Carmichael, not out, 2.
Byes, 2; wide, 1.
Second Innings���
Elliot, not out, 29.
Winter, not out. 7.
Wilson, jr., Macrae, Wilson, sr.,
Fletcher, Bradford and Carmichael
did. not bat.
Wides, 2; byes, 2.
Total runs. 84
In answer to the challenge of- E. Ji
Houghton I beg leave to state that I
will meet Mr. Houghton in a ten-
round or any number of rounds for
any snm of money he wishes to bet,
and gate money, the winner to take
all, match to be pulled off in either
Rosslaud or Nelson on or before . July
4, 1898. Now if Houghton means
what he says he can pnt up a forfeit of
$50 with auy responsible Nelson man.
Nelsou, June 11, 1898.
The following challenge has been
issued to Nelson sprinters:
" I hereby challenge John Campbell
or Joseph Thompson of Nelson to run a
series of races at Nelson on July 1, for
the following distances: 100, 160 and
200 yards, for a purse of $100 for each
race. Fifty dollars is deposited with
the Kaslo Morning News as a guarantee. The challenged parties are requested to cover the guarantee with a
like amount in the same hands before
June 16, if they accept the challenge
and mean business. Balance of purse
to be posted On or before June 27.
(Signed)        A. J. DILL, Kaslo."
Captain T. J. Duncan and C. S.
Drnmmond of the Duncan Mines,
Limited, made a trial trip in ��� their
new steam launch, the Fern, yesterday- The test was very satisfactory,
the boat making about nine miles an
The Fern is a very neat little boat,
27 feet long by 5>�� feet beam, fitted
with triple expansion engines and
burning coal oit ' She was built by
Elliot & Hale of Nelson.
t WHAT * J        ���
Ipo ,
| vou
| For One Cent a Word?
You can find a buyer for "Any
Old Thing " if you advertise.
Classified AdvertUe nient-t.
All advertisements in this column are
1 cent a word each, insertion.   No ad-
-i-  vertisement taken for less than 25 centa.
4 ���*���������������������������-������������������������������������������<
Old papers at The Miner office.   25 cents
per hundred.
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Register.   A pply "-Miner" office.
WANTED���A strong Girl for housework in
family living at Silver King Mine,'Toad Mountain.   Apply "N" Miner.        .**..-    2l��-3t
WANTED.���A girl to do domestic
work. Inquire of Rev. John Robson,
Methodist parsonage. 29 -2t
WANTED.���Good general servant
for priyate family. Wages $20 per
month'.    Apply Miner office. ���
LOST.���A pair of gold-mounted spectacles. Suitable reward for recovery.
Apply to Miner office.
ian Gipsy woman, who tells your fortune only
with the Gypsy cards; without asking a question
she tells what you came for, your past, present and futuro. She will he here only a few
days, so call early, Room 4, Grand Central
hotel; use the parlor for a waiting room.
23-30 6t.
Gives a first-class meal for
ICE CREAM &  CAKE   15c.
Every Afternoon.
was too late. It is a common thing
for miners to see the cage or skip in
the shaft at the level or dirft they aro
working in when in reality it is not
there at all.        T
This weather is patent to us alone,
and-we are able-to��supply-all-theseas-
on's demands for cooling^ beverages���
kolale, lemonade, cherry juice, celery,
sarsaparilla and iron, ginger beer,
ginger ale, cream soda and champagne
cider, in cases, assorted to suit customers. A ��� '
"Vancouver, Nelson, Victoria.
To all Eastern and European
To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points.
To the Rich and active Mining-
Districts of Klondike and the
New Tourist Car Service
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Monday) to Eastern Canadian and U. S. Points.
Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To Rossland and Main  Line points.
6. J0 p.m.-Lea ves���NELSON���Arrires-10.30p,m
Kootenay lake���Kasl* Route.
Str. Kokanee
Except Sunday. Except Sunday.
1  p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���11   a.m.
Calling at way ports in both directions.
Kootenny River Route.
Str. Neuion.
Mon. Wed. Fri. Mon. Wed. Fri.
7 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���8.30 p. m.
Runs to Kuskanook (formerly Armstrong's
Landing) calling at way ports and makes close
connections at Pilot Bay with Steamer Kokanee. Steamer may make additional trips provided business offers,
Train* lo nnd front Slocan City. Sandon
nnd Slocan lake  Points.
{Sundays Excepted)
9 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p. m.
n -
Ascertain Present
Reduced Rates 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.
Going West. Dally Goino East.
Leave 8.00 a. m.  Kaslo -'*      Arrive ft.30 p.m.
"     8.36 a. m.   South Fork       "     3.15 p.m.
'*    9.36 a. m.  Sproule's "     8.15 p.m.
"     9.51a.m.   Whitewater    "     3.00 p.m.
"   10.03 a.m.   Bear Lake        "     1.48 p.m.
"   10.18 a.m.  McGuigan        "     1.33 pm.
" 10.38 a. m. Cody Junction " 1.12 p.m.
Are. 10.50 a. ni.  Sandon        Leavo  1.00 p.m.
Leave 11:00a. m.   Sandon     Arrive 11:45 a.m.
Arrive 11:20 ������'���      Cody Leava  11:25  ".
2641 G.F.ScP.A Superintendent.
IoterDatioDal Navigation & Trading Company
Time Card PJffective May IG, 1898
Suly'cct to Change without Notice.
S. H. International.
Leaves Kaslo at 3.30 a. 'm. every day except
Sunday, calling at all way points.
Connects at Five Milo Point with S. F. & N.
train at 6.15 a. m��� arrives Nelson at 7.20 a. ro.
Leaves Nelson at 5 p. m., connecting at Fivo
Mile Point with train from Spokane, arriving
at Kaslo 8.30 p.m.
Connects at Pilot Bay with S. S. Alberta for
Bonner' Ferry and Kootenay Kiver points.
S. S. Alberta.
Leaves Kaslo on arrival of Kj & S. train on
Saturday and Tuesday at 6.30 p. m., and Thursday at 6 a. in., touching at all way points. Connects at Bonner's Ferry with G. Jf. trains.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 2 p. m. on Sunday.
Wednesday and Friday, arriving at Kaslo 1 p.
m. noxt day.
Close connection with East Kootenay point
via Jennings and Bonncr.s Ferry.
d �� r,    .J*;,ALEXANDER. Gen. Mgr.
P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.
Spokane Falls A
Northern R>,
Nelson & Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without change
of oars between Nelson and Sossland and
Spokane and Bossland.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leave 6-20 a.m. KELSON Arrive 5.35 p.m.
"-  12:05 "  BOSSL'D    " 11:20   "
"    830a-m.SPOKANE  "   3.10p-m.
Train that leaves Nelson at 6.-20 am.
makes close con nre tions at Spokane for
all Pacific Coast Points.
Passengers for Kettle River and Bound*
ary Creek, connect at Marcos with Stage
Daily. ^*
.���'������.-; G0JNGEAST
Use a flrst class line   in traveling between
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, and
the principal towns in Central Wisconsin-
Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Cars
Service        .
Tho Dining Cars are operated in the interest ot
its patrons, the most elegant service ever
inaugurated.   Meals are served a la Carte.
To obtain first class service your ticket should
read via   ���   .. . . .
*     THE WISCONSIN     *
TT*     C��NTRAri4N��S ^^  ���
Direct connections at Chicago and Milwaukee
for all Eastern points.        .        .        .
For full information call on your nearest ticket
agent, or write        ,        ,        ,
Jas. A. Clock.       or      Jas. C. Pond,
General Agent, General Pass. Agent
246 Stark Street, Milwaukee, Wis.
Portland, Ore.
P.M.    P.M.   P.M. P.M.   P.M,   P.M.
Ko. 5 Vo. 3 No. 1 No. 2 No. * No.
3:15 9:00.ROBSON...8KW fc��
5.00   2:00    10:00...TRAIL....7.-00   12:55    1:15
3:15    11:15.KOSSLAND.0*0 12.00 m.
No's. 1 and 2 connect with C. P. R. main Hns
steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at
No's, 3 and f arc local trains between Trail
and Kossland.
No's, 5 and 6 are local trains between Trail
nnd Hobson. No. 6 connects with train No. (
from Rossland.
All trains daily.
F, P. GUTEMUS. Gen. Supt
Steamship toes
,s  From Montreal
Lako Winnipear���Beaver Line .June 15
Lake Huron���Beaver Line ...June22
From New York.
Majestic���White Star Lino.. ���  .June 15
Germanic���White Star Line June 22
Ktruria���Cunard Line JOne 11
s.    ��������ania���Cunard Line June 18
From Montreal
Yorkshire- '^minion Lino June 11
lKnai%Ic�����Doii^'on Lino June IS
Laurentia^���Ulan   .J.: *��  .June 11
Parisian���Allan ",-i--**.  .S. June 18
Cabin, $45.00, ��o0, ?tA>, ��:��> fe" "-���������"' upwards.
^Intermediate, $M.00.'i.-d-up*��,=^���--=���-^^
Steerage. f22.30 and upwards.
Passengers ticketed through to all point* In:
Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low
rates, to all parts of the European conti nent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all poluti.
Apply to GEO.  S.  BF.ER.   C.P.R.  T eke.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STITI.
554)   General Agent. C.P.R. Oflice*. Winnipeg.
Miners  Think They  See Cages and
Step Into Space to Death.
The death of Stephen Jeffrey, who
stepped into the shaft at the Silver
King mine last week, recalls to mind
many similar fatalities from the same
cause���that of a miner's stepping into
a shaft under the impression that he
was stepping into the cage, says the
Bradbury Times. Old miners who
have had narrow escapes from death
from this optical delusion always feel
the cage before stepping in, as they
will not trust to the eyesight again
after being once deceived. In the case
of Jefferys there was an electric light
shining right on the spot where the
poor fellow thought he was stepping
into the cage when the cage was not
there at all. Had it been where he
had always been accustomed to see it
at that particular time all would have
been welL The shaft was clear, but
to Jeffrey's eye the cage was there as
He stepped in and down the black,
yawning shaft to death. It is quite
likely that his partner saw ..the cage
there as well as Jeffrey, because he
was following close behind, and appeared very surprised to see his partner disappear. Had he seen differently
he would have called to Jeffrey ere it
O'er earth's greatest Empire the union .iack floats,
And this proudly due, to the use of rolled oats,
While warnqivs it thunders! on the winds it flies riot,
That states' battles for freedom, arc won by this diet.
With great Britain, tiie states and ROLLED oats in alliance,
To all other nations, we could bid l>o!d defiance.
No union in Europe, our position could roar,
If the oats be well branded, with brackman & ker.
Remember "darga'i," and remember "findlateR,"
Whose "pap" was rolled oats, from the hands of his mater
And "hobson," the gallant, each patriot soul fills,
Oh ! such men arc the outcome, of "NA TIONAL MIL LS"
Rolled Oats! islands rich, like the Phillippines gain,
And National Stuff, will free Cuba from pain.
Porto Rico is settled, as one of war's fines,
While our Cereals well rolled, secure "Carolines,"
If our brand of Rolled Oats, had diet been of Spain,
That country with honor, had guarded the Maine,
Then proclaim with loud timbrels, and sound it afai-,
B. &��� K. National Oats, will an end put to-war.
Brackman & Ker's "NATIONAL"
Brand Rolled Oats
I*    rt.mv
It H (he Mont Modern la Equipment.
It Ik tke Heaviest Railed Uue.
It ha* a Itock-BallMt Roadbed.
It Cromen Jie gand Oennerta.
It I* the Only Uae Running  laxurlnna
t'lnb Room Can.
It U Noted for the C'onrteay ��f IU Kamplajen,
It Is the Only Une Serving Menla en the
a la Carte Plan.
and take no-other.
Kootenay Agent.
P. O. BOX 61, NELSON," B. C.
Attractive Tours during Season of
Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in
connection with Magnificent Passenger
Steamers Northwest and Northland.
For maps, tickets and complete information
call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry., C. & K.
S. Nav. Co., N & F. 3. liy., or
t.t;. UIXO.Y, General Agent.
Spokane, Wash.
V. I, WHITNEY, li.F. AT. A.,
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Kaslo  Athletes  Dissatisfied With   thc
Arrangement of Prizes.
The athletes  of   Kaslo  appear to lc
dissatisfied with, thc  arrangement  of ?
the prize list for the Nelson Dominion ;
day   celebration, as   instanced  by the "
article from the Morning-News of yesterday' published    below.    A    Miner
representative interviewed  a  member
of the arrangement   committee yesterday in  regard   to the matter, and was
informed   that   such   alterations were
under consideration by   the committee
as would remove all reasonable grounds
for complaint.
The sole purpose of the committee is
to make the celebration a success and
to bring as many people as possible
here from neighboring towns to enjoy
the holiday.- Iu arranging the programme the question as to whether the
prizes should remain in Nelson or go
to tho other towns was never thought
of. The following is the article published in the News:
"The publication of the list of Dominion day prizes at Nelson iu yesterday's News was read with much interest. Kaslo's athletes are quite outspoken against what they consider thc
unfair distribution of the amounts of
the awards. As far as heard from,
Sandon feels tho same way, and expressions are quite gcueivJ. that these two
towns feel thut tliey arc apt to get better treatment at the Slocun Oity celebration than at Nelson.
"Tho list of prizes as published was
adopted at a public meeting at Nelson,
and the sports are arranged for two
days, Friday and Saturday, July 1
and 2. One of Kaslo's leading athletes
said yesterday:
" 'I am told the prizes foot up a
high figure, but the distribution is
poor as far as we are concerned. Kaslo
cannot stand any show of going down
there and coming back even. We have
few if any horses to compete for the
$500 worth of racing prizes. The" $325
for a rock drilling contest apeals to
but few of our local men. The hose
reel races will doubtless be held ou
two different days to keep the crowd
there, one being a wet race and the
other being hub and hub. Unless they
should win two prizes our boys wouldn't more than get expenses otit of thc
trip. I understand that we have not
yet received thc rales of the contest.
A hose reel contest involves 18 men to
a team, 16 besides chief and captaii?.
, These would compete in two contests,
with $100 for first money and $50 for
second money in each case. How far
would these prizes go toward paying
two days' expenses for such a crowd?
"'A rock drilling contest involves
two men to a team, and yet they hang
up $325 for that also. We cannot well
import baseball players, like Nelson
has done, and we have no regularly
organized lacrosse team.
" 'Now when we eome down to the
minor sports, like football,, vaulting
and jumping, where Kaslo is known
to shine, what do wc find? Five or
six little events with prizes ranging
from $2.50 to $10. Why, our list of
Caledonian sports on the Queen's
birthday numbered 14 events, with
$114 first prizes and $48 second prizes;
as against $34 first prizes and ��7.50
second prizes now offered by Nelson.
Tho lowest first prize that wo gave,
even to boys, was ��3. If the Nelson
committee doesn't rearrange its list of
prizes, I don't see much uso.of* onr
going.�� "
"So it's a real jam���eh?"
'' A moral, my dear boy, I assure you
���a dead cert., if ever there was oue."
The speakers had just left the train
at Kempton Parle. One of them, who
carried a small bag in liis hand, was
Mr. Debitum, a solicitor in the City, and
his companion, a clean-shaven snare
man named Mospe, was evidently a
regular Turfite. He owned- a few chasers and did commissions, aud whenever a good thing was going, Teddy,
as his friends called him, was sure to
attention that Debitum, who liked to
have a little on a cert, listened to
him. Debitum had ouce pulled Teddy
through a horse-dealing transaction of
somewhat doubtful morality, aud
therefore know he might depend on
"The way of it is this," con tin ned
Mospe. "Verdant belongs to George
Witemau, the jockey, and Go::c--;e lias
got the knock just nov.; and his pals
have determined tni get n\x a little
benefit for liim���d'ye see? I don't
mean to say that none of the others
will not try���that would not do���but I
think Verdant is iuso much better
class than the others that the selling
race is as much over as if the money
was in George's ]x>cket. His hnr.se
will win; he'll get rid of a duller,
and pocket a bit besides. 'Tlio.su that
do not think their horses good enough
may also put a bit on Verdant. See���
a deuced nice little tea party! Now
was I wrong in calling it a dead
'' You were not, indeed; I am greatly
obliged to yon."
"Oh, don't mention it! Keep it to
yourself, that is all. You're off?
Well, ta-ta! I have to meet a pal.
Don't forget, it i.s iu tlie third race;"
"Thanks," said Debitum. "Good
morning.' '..*'
It was the second; day of-the meeting, and the Crock Stakes Selling Race
was fixed for 8 p.. m., so Debitum began to consider how much he should
have on. He was a man of fneaus,
and had besides a nice private practice; but, like many others that can
afford it, he was a rank loser. He had
over a century with him,and,as it was
such a real dead snip he determined to
risk nearly the whole of it, leaving
jast-enough to cove.- excess iu cases of
lois. But, lore? Had not Mospe
told him tha! it was all over but the
He had carefully eschewed a venture
on the  other  races, and  the  bookies
were now shouting out the odds, their
ciy being 3 to 1 bar 1. Some were already declining business at less than 5
to 2 on. Mr. Debitum was at all times
loath to laying odds���that, he considered being in the bookmaker's business
���but what did it signify now? Was
not this a moral? However, if he
would have a finger in the pie he must
decide quickly; so he promptly accepted 50 to 100, when a more venturesome penciler than the majority offered
it. He had scarcely returned to the
stand when he heard the cry,"They're
off!" It was a six-furlong race, with
eight starters, and they kept pretty
well together to the distance post,
Verdant leading, with the race apparently in hand.
'"Verdant wins! Verdant wins!"
was yelled oh sdl sides, and already
Debitum fancied the fifty pounds was
in his pocket; when above the roar of
the ring the voice of a Yorkshire
trainer was heard yelling. "Ho don't
for fifty; he don't for a thou! 50 to 1
on Sultry Sal."
It was too true. About thirty yards
from home the boy George had dropped
his hands, at thc same instant the
North-country cripple came on with a
rush, and before George knew where
he was the verdict was a head against
him. The bookies yelled, the backers
of the favorites groaned or cursed, according to their moral training; and
Mi*. Debitum, using more adjectives
than the rales of grammar allowed
him, wished his friend Teddy had been
anywhere before he related the story
of thc nice little family party. Hib
had no more money to punt with, so
made the best of his way back to town.
The next day he met Mospe again,
who appeared quite jovial about the
"Well, old man," he said, "that
was an awful sell, wasn't it?"
"Sell, indeed," replied Debitum.
pulling a mug, "I should think it
was.    I dropped a hundred over it."
"I dropped more than that," replied
Ted; "but I got it all back again���had
rather a good day on the whole; btit I
never csaight sight of you. Where did
you get to?"
"I had no more money, so I went
away at once.''
"Money, my dear sir! That had
nothing to do with it. 1 never want
money to bet with."
"I won't bet on credit," said Debitum sulkily.
"By Jove, if I didn't I should never
bet at all." laughed Teddy.
"But how was it? I thought you
said it was a dead cert. ?"
��� " So it was, my boy, but for an accident. That d���d mare who has always
put her party in the cart when they
have backed her took it into her head
to gallop when their money was on
Verdant. Why, the jockey who rode
her had his money on our horse. Well,
it is no good fretting; let's have a
drink, and I'll see if I can put you on
the winner of a back-end handicap at
a long price."
Debitum could but smile, even if it
was of a wintry sort.
"For goodness' sake, Ted, if you
do," he said, "don't tell ine it's a
cert." ;
Iu thc words of a Kaslo reporter, the
Payne tramway took up the key of its
rumbling song again last Monday
morning, and from ore house to the
last stope the Payne is now in full
operation. Forty meu were put on the
day of - the start and the force has
since grown to something like 80 men.
In the mine a large force of meu was
engaged on development and ore-breaking during the period that the tramway was disabled. Heavy shipments
will begin again about June 10 aud
will continue throughout the summer.
The attempt to impress a whole catalogue into an inch of space is economy
of the penny-wise-pound-foolish order.
The buying and using of space in
the newspaper for advertising puprasos
is no longer an experiment or a pastime���it is business.���Omaha Bee.
The extra ouuee of powder might
have thrown the shell into the enemy's
camp, for victory often lingers uear
the outer edge of defeat. Train your
guns upon an aim, a hope, an ambition or a purpose and keep firing.
Some shots will go wide Of the mark.
Some will fall short, but the time
must come when experineco lias taught
you, method, system and judgment.
Then every shot tells. Keep firing.���
Michigan Tradesman.        ���
Always aim to have the busiest store
of its kind in town. Some one's store
must be the busiest���why not your's?
Best methods and best merchandise
will do it. If yours are not as good as
your neighbors, it would bo well to
find out where the trouble is and try
to improve on past efforts. Remember.
the ��� proof' of superiority lies not in
imagination, but in results. Shake off
poor business. Once allow yourself to
be entaugled in its deadly folds and
the sheriff may have to to be called in
to rescue you and your creditors. One
of the inevitable results of poor trade
is a feeling of discontent and dissatisfaction throughout the store. Trade
languishes. The merchant grows irrit -
able. He is dissatisfied with himself
and all his surroundings. His clerks
become infected. The business of the
store is only half done, and nothing is
doae right.   Customers quickly  notice
Having- returned from a trip
East, desires to announce
that he has resumed practice
in Nelson, and can now be
found at his office,
the change. The general air of shift
lessness disgusts them. The gloom on i
the faces of merchant and clerks scares
them away, and bad business is made
even worse. Get customers into, the
store, even if you have to go and fetch
th-ew and pay them to come.���Dry
Goods Economist, New York.   ^
A new two-dollar Dominion bank
counterfeit has made its appearance in
the east and is being extensively
"'shoved." To the unpraeticed eye it
is perfect in every detail, but when
the expert examines it is found wanting in several particulars. The green
coloring on the back is not quite dark
enough, and the imprint " British
American Bank Note Co., Montreal,"
is iu letters larger than ordinarily, and
the "i's" are not dotted.
At the annual meeting of the Bank
of Montreal on Monday last, held in
Montreal, General Manager Clouston,
speaking with reference to the trade
conditions in Canada, said: "In the
territories the ranchers have received
highly remunerative prices for cattle
and horses, and with additional markets opening up in inining districts
they have every reason to feel hopeful.
In British Columbia there has beeu a
great impetus to trade by the migration to the gold fields of the Yukon,
and in the Kootenay mines are gradually passing from the chrysalis and
coma stage into actual development
and produciton."
Waff Paper,      Sporting Goods,
���   Hammocks,   #
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photoarapfiic SuDDfies.
Thomson Stationery Co.
Notice is hereby given that tho partnership heretofore subsisting between
us, the iindersiuged, as partners under the firm name of W. H. Graham &
Co., and trading as boot aud shoe
merchants, has this day beeu dissolved
by mutual consent.
All debts owing to the said firm are
to be paid to Samuel Neelands at the
said place of business, by whom all
debts of the said partnership will be
Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 11th
day of June, A. P. 1898.
Witness:���R.  S.   Lennie,   Solicitor,
Nelson, B.C-
Noiice of Application For Liquor lutose.
Take notice that J, EUas Mailloux,
will apply to the Gold Commissioner
of West Kootenay, B C., thirty days
after date, for a license to sell liquor
by retail at my hotel, known as the
Cosmopolitan hotel, located at Brooklyn, opposite Deer Park, in the West
Kootenay district.
Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 11th
day of June, 1897. 17
Notice of Application for Liquor License.
XAKE NOTICE tlmt I. Alexander McGregor,will apply to thc Gold Commit,-
jer of West Kootenay, B.C., thirty days
after date, for a license to sell liquor by retail at niy hotel, knownjiOhe Fern Hotol.
located ut Hall Siding, in the. West Kootenay
, Datedat HaU Siding, B.C., this 10th day of
June, 1898. , oi��
Twenty yoatV experience in inining.
Thorough knowledge of mines of British
Columbia.   Terow Reasonable.
'�� NELSON. B.O.
IMWBAKCi! s��d ...
<-4��S|l||SSI4t!l A��GNT.
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to
The Nelson Plaiting Mill
In stoek.l,0C0,000ft.of Flooring.Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
Subscribe for The Miner
One Year -      -      - $10.00
Half Year   -      -       -        -    $5.00
One rionth      -       -       -        $1.00
Kirkpatrick b Wilson
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.
Kirkpatrickand Wilson,BAKERSTREET
That everything you BUY here
is GUARANTEED.    If not as
represented return and your
money will be cheerfully refunded. .���..'..*.
P. O. Store
Lawrence Har&ware ��<>���
paints reacty m'xe(^ ar,d dry.
Boiled and Raw Ljnseec|   OH,
Varnishes, White Lead
Paint and Varnish Brushes KalSOITline
Miners' Supplies
Builders' Hardware
Telephone 21.   Prompt Delivery
C5ambfe & O'Reiffu
(ivif. Engineers
Provincial Land 5upi/euoP6
Rtal Estate, and General Agent*
Financial and Insurance Agcnti
Notaries  Public,  Etc
Yes, but we don't advertise the
prices, as wc lose money liy
doing so,
List und Prices on application
at onr Office.
Repaired, Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
; and Dyed by tho New Process at
Reasonable Prices,
STEVENS, The TAir.ou._fiiass2'
Room 9. Hillyer Bi.k.,  KELSON*
P. 8.���Ladles Wool Dress Goods Sponged
before Making Up.
Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of
0    West Kootenay District.   Where Located:���About H Miles From where
Porcupine Creek empties   into  toe
about h a Mile From  said* Porcupine
TAKE NOTICE that I, Kenneth L. Burnet.
Free Miner'g Certificate No, 5397A, acting
as Agent for G. F. AVhitcman, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 8918a. intend,-sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above Claim.
And further tako notice that action, under
Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvemenis.
Dated tbis 24th day cf May, 1898,
Several Houses to rent. Property
for sale in all parts of the. city.
Accountant Work. Stenography and Type-Writing
done on shortest notice.
Situate in the Nelson Mixing Division of
West Kootenay District.���Where
Located:���About two Miles South East
of Ymik, on the North side of Porcupine Creek and about J a Mile From it.
e have for sale the  following
Valuable Property.
Call and see our full list of property for sale in  "HlltllC" 41
and "A" Actions Jl
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a bargain.
Qamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street, NELSON, B. C.
mnqqn & mmm wmm. twmm*
All Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to p. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
a p. j. mmm,
rpAKE NOTICE that I,W.J. Nelson.Free
JL Miner's Certificate No. 979IA. intend,
sixty days from date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take' notice that action, under
Section 37, must bc commenced before the
issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated tbis 25th dar of May 1898.


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