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Array laily Edition, No.  23.
INelson. British Columbia. Sunday Morning, Tune 5,  1898.
Eighth Year
W&��     Just
Received
A shipment of the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
FOR LADIES
Come Early ancl Secure a Pair.
I LLI E'S  SHOE  HOUSE
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FACED DEATH.
HEEOIO ACTION OF THE CAPTAIN
AND CREW OF THE
MEBBIUAC
WEST BAKER STREET.
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Fred Irvine & Co.
38   B-A-IKZEH  STBEET
>RY GOODS BOOTS and SHOES
OENTS FURNISHINGS
)ur Stock of Hig-h Class Dry Goods is now-complete in all
departments and we invite special inspection to
our Dress Goods Department of
aimmer /Ausfins, Lawns, Grenadines $ Oroandies
II!
-ATTACHE  OAEBANZA TO THE
, U. 8. ABUSES CANADIAN
HOSPITALITY.
Matleasl I*M��r Filched From III* belle-
Infill Ifwnlrenl-Has UHtnbllshed ��
System of Espionage.���TSn W��p�� at
apnln'n Sweeeiw In .the War.-torn-
ylalM TMt lit* two ffc-st spies nave
peen Csptnred.
fasbington, D.G., June 4.���Chief Wil-
)[ot tbeUnited States treasury secret
ice today made publio  tbe  letter
t was recently written by, Mr. Car-
n, formerly of tbe Spanish legation
fashing ton, now in Montreal, to the
aisb minister of marine at Madrid,
secured by Mr. Wilkie's operatives
[brought to Washington.   The letter
I reoeived bere about one week ago
I for public reasons it has been with-
l until today,
lopies tbis morning were furnished to
1 press, tbe secretary of the navy and
eretary of tbe state ard it is alto-
btber  probable that action will be
(-immediately to secure the instant
tare of the Spanish contingent from
iian Boil.   The letter is of a sensa-
[al character and discloses the very
>rate spy system which has been con-
Ited in this country io the interests of
Iio.   Since their departure from the
I, chief Wilkie's agents have been ful-
pgnizant of every move of the Span-
land for the last several weeks he has
agents  in  the house where they*
and nothing of interest bas appar-
��� escaped their vigilanceC The letter,
fever, was secured by an operative
��� called at the house in the capacity
I health officer while Mr. Carranza was
linner.   The letter was found, on his
addressed  for mailing.     It was
��led by this man to another in waiting
by him  to   a third    \rho   started
���fcitto Washington.   The party un-
j-suspicion" in   Montreal of  baying
In the letter, Chief Wilkie says ia en
tirely innocent, the man who took the
letter never having been in the bouse before. The officials who have bad knowledge of Chief Wilkie's move, regard it as
one of the cleverest pieces of detective
work ever done in the country. Tbe let-
tor is as follows:
Montreal, 26thiiv,l^
Tupper street, No. 42.
To His Excellency Senor Don Jo* Gomez
Aumon.
My Dear Don Jos���It was my belief
that they would haye appoiuted you to
command the Cadiz fleet and it was my
intention to have sent you a telegram
asking that you take me witb you or
meet you in the Antilles or wherever yon
might say. The case bas not turned! ont
thus, however, and it seems as though
God were not on our side because tbe
election of Senor Camara, I fear will be
fatal, although be may be a good chief
of staff. No one could possibly suit bim
because be is very capricious and besides
is not a hard worker. Od the contrary;
you will not take this for flattery, but today no one but you and Don Pasquale
should have command cf our fleet, and
this is-tbe belief of=tbe-younger-element
of the personnel. Now tbere ia no remedy
aud.'may God shed bis light upon bim
and keep him in bis bands.
I wrote to tbe minister and witb tbe
confidence due to my special duties I
said to him on sending a clipping from a
newspaper containing a telegram from
Cadiz speaking of our fleet and of its
admiral, tbat it was not Senor Camara
but you who should command it and
that we the lower personnel who bave
travelled about a little know you very
well. It may be that this action may have
made a bad impression on him but I
don't care, because if I can do so, I shall
leave the service when this war is finished. I have been left bere to receive
and send telegrams and to look after the
spy service, wbicb I have organized, or I
had better say am establishing bere,
because until a very Bhort while ago I
was not permitted to do as 1 pleased.
We have had bad luck because they
have captured our two best spies, one
in Washington, who hanged himself or
else they did it for him, and the other,
the day before yesterday, in ���-'. Tampa.
Americans are showing, the most extraordinary vigilance.
I do not wish to remain without taking
an active part in the war and I desire
duty in which I can take the initiative and
(Concluded o�� Fourth Page,,*
Volunteered to What Seemed Certain
Death.���Sunk Their Ship In the Ban*
tlago Channel.���Cervera Send* Flag
or Truce With News of Their, Safety���
Two Were Wounded.
al Sampson should know they bad not
lost their lives. Admiral Chief of Staff
Captain Oviddo boarded tbe New York
under a flag of truoe,bearingtbe annouce-
ment of safety of the Merrimao's men,
and returned witb a supply of provisions
and money for tbe prisoners.
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Washington, June 4.���The navy department has posted the following bulletin : '��� The navy department at 3 o'clock received the following despatch;
(Mole Hayti, June 4): Have succeeded
in sinking the Merrimac in the channel of Santiago at 4 p. m., June 3.
This was carried out most gallantly
under command of naval constructor
Hobson and seven men. By a flag of
truce from the Spanish Admiral Cervera, sent in recognition of their bravery, I am informed that all are prisoners of war, two slightly wounded. I
request authority to approve exchange
if possible between these and the pris-
oners at Atlanta. Six of the Spanish
squadron are in the harbor of Santiago, unable to avoid being captured or
destroyed,   (Sgd.) Sampson."
Cape Haytien, Hayti, June 4.���Despatches received, bere say ��� tbat it is re-
portrt V Santiago dn Oobo *��rt tbe
United States troops bare been debarked ���% Punta Cabrona. Tbe despatch
adds tbat tbere was heavy cannonading
yesterday afternoon at Santiago de Cuba,
and (bat an extraordinary commotion prevailed at tbat place. All tbe Spanish
troops it is said, were concentrated at
tbe fortifications in tbe suburbs and it
was! understood among tbe non-combatants that the insurgents and the Amerioan forces were making a grand attaok
on tbe landward side. Jo tbe evening at
a distauce of about eight miles off tbo
ooast twenty five American warships,
five of wbicb were cruisers, could be
seen. It was believed in Santiago de
Cuba that this wss the United Spates
fleet of Rear Admiral Sampson and
Commodore Schley.
On board the Associated Press despatch boat PaunUess, off Santiago de
Cuba, via Kingston, Jamaica, June 4.���
Bear Admiral Sampson on Friday morning decided to narrow tbe harbor entrance of Santiago de Cuba by sinking
the collier Merrimac loaded with coal in
the channel. He called for volunteers
to go to almost certain deatb and 4,000
men offered themselves. Lieutenant
Hobson and six men were chosen, and at
3 o'olook on Friday morning the Merri-
moc auxAat ber own steam, entered the
obaanel voder a terrible Spanish fire.
The vowel was riddled with projectiles
bat she motored and swung around.
Lieutenant Hobson tben set off an internal torpedo with an electric attachment.
Tbere was'an explosion and the Merrimac sank. The channel is closed and
apparently Admiral Cervera ' will be
unable to escape. ,
Madrid, June 4.���The > minister of
marine, Capt. Aumon, went to the palace at noon today, and read to the
queen regent an official despatch on
thc subject cf Lhe recent fight at Santiago dc Cuba. Tho text is as follows :
" At three o'clock Friday morning one
of the enemy's large cruisers and an
auxiliary cruiser attempted to force an
entrance into the harbor of Santiago
de Cuba. They surprised the scouts
guarding the entrance, but the artillery of Fort Morro, the guns of the
cruiser' Reina Mercedes, a battery from
the Reina Mercedes, which had been
placed in the Socopa fort, a torpedo
boat destroyer and a torpedo boat
opened fire' on the enemy. The American cruiser, tbe Merrimac, was sunk
by our vessels and torpedoes, and the
large American cruiser was repulsed at
the entrance of the channel. The
Reina Mercedes captured one lieutenant and seven sailors of the Merrimac.
The fate of the rest of the crew is not
known." The official despatch adds
that twenty American ships are before
Santiago de Cuba. The queen regent,
it is announced here, has ordered that
a message of congratulation be telegraphed to the '* Defenders of Santiago
de Cuba." Great enthusiasm prevails
in the city oyer tbe Spanish reports of
the engagement, Premier Sagasta
and Captain Aumon, the minister of
marine, upon leaving the palace, told
the. representatives of the press that
the object of the Americans was not to
force,, but to block the entrance of the
channel. -Admiral . Cervera,- tbey
alleged, was a^fhirt of tlw IfcientlWli Of
the Americans, and " ordered part of
his squadron outside to defend- the
entrance. In tbe Chamber of Deputies today Senor Silvela, the Conservative leader, congratulated the government upon " tbe. good news from Santiago," and Senor Saltneroo, the republican leader, proposed. that the congratulations of tbe house be sent to tbe
Spanish leaders in Cuba. The motion
was carried.
THE HEROES OP THE MEBEIMAO
WILL BE SIOHLY BE-
WASDED.
Hayti, June 4.���From the American
squadron off Santiago de Cuba, June 3,
via Mole St. Nicholas.���All the members
of the Merrimac expedition are safe.
Onlv two of them were slightly injured,
bnt their names are not known. Lieut.
Hobson was not hurt. All of the Merrimac. men are held as prisoners of war.
The news of their wonderful escape was
sent to Rear Admiral Sampson by
Admiral Cervera. The Spanish admiral
was so struck with the courage ef the
Merrimac'a crew that he felt that Adrair-
TO JJSCOJtT TBE TBOOPS.
San Francisco, June 4. -The monitor
Monadnock arrived tbiB morning from
Port Angeles and went direct to Mare island where she will be overhauled. It is
not known here exactly what disposition
will be made of ber, but it is being currently reported that she will go to Honolulu or Manila, and sbe will leave here
with tbe third expedition to tbe Phillip
pines in about two weeks.
TRANSPORTS CHABTEBED.
The Spanish Version or the Merrimac
Affair.���Beward* and Promotion In
Store ror Americans.���Will be Exchanged Against Spanish Prisoners.
���Peace Overtures Expected.
Washington, June 4���Tbe war department today chartered tbe Gate City and
the City of Macon, for transport purposes for the Cuban army of invasion.
BLOCKADE IS UNEVENTFUL.
Key West, June 4.���Vessels which
arrived today from the Havana and Cardenas blockade, report tbere is no excitement along the line for ths last ten days
They Bay the Spaniards are now begin-
ing to fortify at various points.
PRESIDENT ASSASSINATED.
Cape Haytien, Hayti, June 4.���It is
rumored here that the President of San
Domingo has been assassinated.'
MUST ANNEX HAWAII.
Washington, June 3.���President Mc-
Kinlev* discussed the question1 of Hawaiian annexation with several republicans who were in conference with
him today. ^ He told them it was of
the utmost importance that the two
houses of congress take prompt action
upon the resolution. He indicated he
had received assurances of a majority
in the senate who will vote for annexation, and is therefore confident that it
will become a law. It seems to be
generally understood that the resolution will be brought up in the house
next week.* -'���'* -���������:���
Washington, June 4.���Reward sure
and adequate is awaiting the men who
risked their lives on the Merrimac,
and acting secretary Allen has so
pledged himself after consultation
with secretary Long, who is still confined to his room. Medals and promotion are tbe least they can' expect at
the hands of a grateful people. Moreover they will not languish long- in a
Spanish prison if the authorities here'
can bring about their release, for half
an hour after Admiral Sampson's bulletin was displayed on the walls of the
Navy department, Carter, the assistant adjutant general, had taken tbe
preliminary steps to arrange for an exchange of prisoners, and was learning
just how many Spanish officers and
enlisted men were still held in captivity at Port McPherson, where they
had been taken' from the prizes cap-
Tturedhy the American naval vessels.
In addition to these tbe navy has just
turned over to the military authorities
at Fort Monroe, for safe keeping, a
Spanish officer supposed to be of higfl
rank, but who has so far managed to
conceal his identity, The officials are
confident they have more tban enough
Spanish 001061*8 to offer as ransom for
the one American officer and seven
enlisted men held by Cervera.
The naval situation is believed to be
entirely satisfactory, notwithstanding
the Spanish reports of the clearing
away of tbe Merrimac. It "is not be.
lieved for an instant that Sampson
will submit to losing this so dearly
purchased advantage, and he can be
relied upon to prevent tbe remoyal of
the obstructions. With the Spanish
fleet camped inside the harbor, there
to remain until they are starved out or
surrender, Sampson will be free to dispatch bis most powerful squadron for
service anywhere. This means, according to common belief, immediate
attack upon San Juan. Peace signs
have beon multiplying, There has
been a notable change inthe tone of
the Spanish press, and although, up to
this moment, no advances nave been
made to the State department by any
of the European powers, there is an
indefinable suggestion in tho air that
any moment may bring overtures of
this kind. For this reason the campaign against Porto Rico probably will
be hurried, in order to ensure its possession by the United States before
peace is attained.
Of the Cadiz fleet no fear is entertained notwithstanding the many
published; reports to the effect that
this fleet has already started for either
the; West Indies or the Phillippines.
It can be stated that tho government
has information which it regards as
reliable, that the fleet had not leto
Cadiz up to yesterday. Meanwhile
army preparations go forward without
the slightest sign of cessation.- Today bids were opened for supplying
one million and a half cartridges, two
more transports were purchased and
arrangements were made to- use four
of the large Spanish steamers captured as prizes, for the transportation
of troops to Cuba and Porto Rico. THE MINER, SUNDAY, JUjnE 5, 1898.
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SUNDA.Y, JUNE 5,1888.
WHAT THE WAR MEANS.
any time explode, in= their holdythey
appear to have performed their
dangerous task effieierttly and with
coolness.
\inid- all the outbursts of patriotism and predictions of triumph
that heralded and have accompanied
the present war, the American
people and the American press seem
to haye largely failed to realize
what the war means to them.
They felt, and we think justly, that
they were bound to win, but their
preparedness for war was as much
over-estimated as the difficulty of
the task before them was underestimated.
In yesterday's issue the Spokesman-Review showed true patriotism, and, considering the present
temper of the American people, singular courage in pointing out
calmly and judicially some of the
obstacles that must be overcome
before the Spaniards can be driven
from Cuba, Porto Rico and the
Phillippines. It points out that
"every effort so far made by our
army and navy to find a foothold in
Cuba has been disappointing, and
if Spain decides to prolong tbe- war,
there will be serious work ahead
for our army and navy in Cuba."
The American public has not
realized this yet, hence the grumblings that are beginning to appear
from time to time in the papers, at
what is termed the inaction of the
military authorities. The fact of
the matter is that the military authorities are engaged on a very difficult task. It is no easy matter to
take a body of 100,000 volunteers
but partially equipped and disciplined and send them out fully prepared to embark on an arduous
campaign.
^^Tjsfnb holiday picnic that awaits
them in Cuba, for General Blanco
has j 80,000 troops under his command) the majority of whom have
b^en in action, while all are acclimatised and-have been trained.
The repulse of the steamer Gussie
showed the folly of attempting a
landing in Cuba with a handful, of
men, and the Spanish infantry when
properly led have proved themselves
to be no despicable foe.
A distinguished party of C P. R.
officials are expected in Nelson
next Week, including" Mr. Shaughnessy, the Vice, President, and
Messrs. Marpole, and G. McL. Brown
The story of the sinking of the
MerrimaCj so far as can be gathered from the despatch of Admiral
Sampson which we publish today,
is one of a devoted heroism hitherto
unequalled in the war. The men
who guided the Merrimac through
that fearful fire, and there deliberately blew her up, were men of
whom any nation may be proud.
With the heights on either side
raining death down upon them, and
with a fearful engine of destruction,
Which a well directed shot might at
One of the noticeable features of
social life in Nelson during, the summer, is the number of our esteemed
tellow citizens who do daily sally
forth upon the lake with intent to
slay, the harmless but succulent
trout-���to the unqualified satisfaction of the! sportsmen and���* the purveyors of fishing tackle alike; Fortunately for the fiiiny population
many of these sportsman possess
humanitarian instincts, and so are
not afraid to face the jeers of their
friends- with empty creels, others
too, may possibly act upon the
principle enunciated by one of their
members who said that "the fish'
'keep'better in the lake, thait oh
shore." Hbweverthis may be* a
very pleasant and healthful afternoon can be spent in fishing on our
beautiful lake, even though some of
the experts assert that the best
fishing comes later in the season;
MIGHTY LONDON;
Tbe largest city, in tbe world is London, lying in four counties; and having
a population of 4,520,000, equalling, the
combined populations of Paris, Berlin,
St. Petersburg and Rome. To walk,
through all the streets, avenues, lartea
and alleys of the city would require a 10-
mile walk every day for nine years. The
streets placed- in a row would reach
round the world, and leave, a remnant
that.would stretobf 1 om.London to San
Francisco.
BASEBALL SCORES;
Jane 4.���At Brooklyn.���Brooklyn. 6;
Chicago 4.
At Baltimore.���Baltimore 7; St.
Louis 0.
At Philadelphia- Philadelphia 3; Pittsburgh.      ���
At New York.���New York 3; Cincin-
natti-5..   ��� *   ���
At Washington.���Washington 2; ��� Lotus*
ville4. ;:*. '.....'...,.   x ���   , ���    ,    '
A ' A'TA&'OSi'TBAxi'f'Ay      .
Wosbiogton Jone 4.���The Senate has
by a vote of 38 to 82, placed a tax of ten
cents a pound on tea nfter July 1st 1808,
THE WAB BEVBWJE BILb
Passed by tbe United Stntes Senate by a
t?ote of 88 to0%
Washington. Jnne 4.���WHb no evidence of excitemeut onci without incident
worthy of special notice, exoept a n��aui��
testation of deep interest, tbe war re-
venue measure wm passed by the senate
this afternoon at 7i06 o'olbolt. Tbe bill
wfts under consideration for eight boars
today. A score or more attempts were
made to amend ft, but in only three or
(bur instances w*ere tbo attempts successful. Particular effbrts were made to a-
mend the bond provision of tb�� measure)
but tbey were futile in every instance.
The most notable amendment to tbe
measure wm thst of placing a duty of 10
cents a poood on all tan imported into
tbe United States. The amendment
created no debate and was adopted by a
vote of 38 to 32, it was calculated by the
senate experts, that the duty will raise nt
least flO,OOO;O0O a year, and probably
more.
THE ROAD TO QtENOBA.
Victoria, B.C., June 4.���Mr. .1. A. Russell wbo has just arrived from Glenora,
reports tbat Mackenzie ft Mann have 150
men at work on tbe wagon road, wbicb
their foreman espeots-tohave completed
tb the summit by next Saturday / night,
within two weeks there wiil probably be
a good road from Glenora to Teslin lake,
DENTISTRY
DR. M. E. HALL
Having returned from atrip
East, desires to announce
that he has resumed practice
in Nelson, and can now be
found at his office,
COR. WARD AND BAKER 3T.
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WEST KOOTENAY
BUTCHER COflPANY
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.
P. BURNS & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B.C.
Branch Mai'kets 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..
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WAR IS STILL ON!
and War Prices are now reigning* in every line
bf goods, prices having greatly advanced within the last few days. Contemplating the advance we were fortunate enough to secure several carloads of commodities, which will be
sold to the best interests of our customers. It
will be money in your pocket to deal with us.
We solicit your patronage. .. .
, Pes Brisay & Co., Nelson.
Letter Orders get Careful and Prompt attention.
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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.    ..    .
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Wallpapers,
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Garden & Flower Seeds.
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Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that thd partnership
heretofore subsisting between us as Brewers in
Nelson, B.C., has this day been dissolved by
mutual consent. All debts owing to tho said
partnership are to bc paid to tho undersigned
William Gosnell and oil claims against the
said partnership are to be presented to the said
William Gosnell at the Castlo Brewery, Nel-
son. B.C., by whom the same will be settled.
Dated at Nelson, B.C., thin 28th day of May
A.D., 1S88, 3wks
Witness: WM. GOSNELL.
Edward A. Crease    AUGUST STADLER
Purchase
Your Tobaccos
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Where  you will alwa3S find a.well
assorted stock of Imported   and
DomesticCigars.'Cigarettes Tobaccos and a full stock of
Pipes at reasonable
Prices.
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Store and ask for a
Sample of
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Gives immediate relief.
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Official Directory.
DOMINION DIRECTORY.
Governor-General        ���        Earl of Aberdeetfi
Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Laurie*!
Member House of Common?, Dominion Parlia-1
ment, West Kootenay    ���    Hewitt BostocK-i
PROVINCIAL DIRECTORY.
Licut.-Govemor - Hon TR Mclnnes]
Premier ������*��� . Hon J H Turner
Attorney-General        ��� Hon DM Eberts J
Com of Lands and Works Hon G B.Martin3
Minister Mines and Education HonJaa>BAk^|
President Executive Council HonC E Poolo* J
Members Legislative Assembly tor West Koobf
enay���North Riding JMKelUej
South Rldintc - J F Hume*
NELSON OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Mayor - - John Houstoni!
Aldermen-Chas Hillyer. W F Teeteel... X Alf
Gilker. J J Malone, E P Whailey. Thos Mad-,
den. |fl
City Clerk ��� -  '        J Katraohanf
Police Magistrate ��� E A Crease^
Chief of Police ..      A FMoKlanof-1
Chief of Fire Department   .    W J Thompson\
Auditor - John Hamilton
Water Commissioner ��� T M Ward I
Health Olllcor - ��� ���        Dr. LaBau
City council meets every Monday, 3 p.m., nt |
city hall, cor Victoria and Josephine st
SCHOOL TRUSTERS.
Dr. E C Arthur. Dr. G AB HaU, Geo John-1
stone.   Principal���J R Green.
SOUTH KOOTENAY BOARD OF TRADE.'
President ��� J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President - James Lawrence.
Secy-Treas. - ���     John A Tamer.,
KOOTENAY LAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL-
President ��� John A Turner.
Vicc-Pres.        -,   .    . W. A. Jowett.
Secretary - D Mo Arthur.
Treas. - AH Clements
Medical Supt . Dr G A BHall.
Close
8.00 p.m.
8.30 u.m.
4.00 p.m.
5.00 p.m.
NELSON POST OFFICE
United States, Ontario. Que
bee and-Eastern Provinces
Points on N. Sc F. S. lino.
Victoria and Rowland.
Sew Denver, Sandon and
31o��an Lake Points.
Kaslo and Kootenay Lake
Points
Hossland. Trail, Nakusp,
Hobson, points on main lint
J. P. K.. Vancouver and
Winnipeg	
Duel I
5.18 p.m.
2.5 p.m..
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
OFFICE H0CR8.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; General
Delivery, 8 a,m, to 8 p.m.j Registration. &��;
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Bank
9 a.m. to I p.m.; Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.m).
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
Government Inspector of Agencies XV 3 Goepel
Gold Commissioner .      0 O.G.Dennis
Mining Recorder-Tax Col - RF Tolmie
Collector of Customs - Geo.. Johnston*?..
Provincial" Assessor - John Keen,
County Court Judge ...������������   J A Forin.
Registrar       i       .      'A'7'   KTHSimpkins,
PROVINCIAL JAIL DIRECTORY.
Warden ��� Capt. N Fitratnbbs.
First Jailer -    ,-      . RLiddell,;
Second Jailer *. Geo Partridge.
Third Jailer . j0hn McLaren
Senior Guard . RInee,
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
Church or ENGL*No-Matin lUn.; Btwi
Song. 7.30 p.m. every Sunday.  Holy Common-
ion on Jet and 3rd Sundays in the month after
Matins;,on 2nd and 4th Sundays, at 8 a.m.1
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.    Rev. H. S. Akcf,
hurst. Rector.  Cor Ward and Silica strotta.
Prksbytrrun Church���Services at 11 *.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.50 p.m.ij
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 wn.a
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Men*
day evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew,]
Pastor.
Methodist Ci*uitcH-Corner Silica ani
Josephine Streets. Services at U ��.m. and ".ah
p. m.; babbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meetH
ing on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Epwor
League C. K.. Tuesday at S a.m. ReVrfieo. hti
Morden. Pastor.
Roman Catholic Cnuncs-Mass at Nels��
every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a.m.; Benedictioi
atT.stO to 8 p.m.  Rev. Father Ferland. Priest/
Baptist Church ��� Services morning mxtk
eveningat ll a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet!
ing Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; Meeting?
are held in the school house. - Strangen corall
allyj��relcomcd;^Rer. G .,R. JWelch, PtatOTiil
Salvation Army���Services every eveninr
^! .��'c,^,��ln ^"w*" on Victoria street
Adjutant Millner in charge.
LODGE MEETINGS.
^
NBLSON LODGE, No. 83. A. T. tl.
M. meets second Wednesday in eat
month.  Visiting brethren invited.
G. L. Lennox, Secretary.
I. O. O. F.    Kootenay Lodge!
No. 16, meets every Monday night]
at their Hall, Kootenay stoat
Sojourniug Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
NELSON   LODGE No. 85, K. of P.L
^meets in Castle hall, McDonald bloeVJ
jgevery Tuosday evening at 8 o'clock
^All viBitlng knights cordially invited.
J. J. Malone. CC.
01        . Geo. Partridox, K. of R. and I
NELSON LODGE. I. O. G. T. Meets ���,
Castle Hall, McDonald Blook. every Monday
evening at. 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars e
dially invited, John Telford,
Chief Templar.
George Nunn   Sec'y
QUEEN   NO. SHI
ENC"	
NELSONS
SONS    OF.   ENGLAND, meet,
second and fourth Wednesday oj
each month at K. of P. Hall, Ma
Donald Block,   cor. Vernon   anr|
    ,   Josephine streets.   Visiting breth
m cordially invited.        Ernest Kino,
Chas. H. Farbow, Worthy President!
Secretary.
COURT KOOTENAY. I.O.F., NO. 3138 meet,
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in thi
���K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C. D. S. C. R.; J J
Green, C.R.: J. Purkiss, Secy.
NELSON LODGE, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meet
every Thursday in the I.O.O.F, hail. F
Swanell, M.W.: W Hodson, Rec.-Sec.; J. ���
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver ani
P.M.W. THE MINER, SUNDAY, JUNE; 5, 189$.
EVENTS   OF   INTEEEST   IN     ND
ABOUND NELSON.
Brier   Menti�� 11    or    Knppeiilnes   iu   the
IM��tri<t miring (he, I'nst
Few Days.
E. J. Coyle, of, Vancouver, is in the
I city.
A. J. McMillan, of Rossland, is in
1 the city.
W. A. Jowett is expected back in
Nelson tonight.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Gamble returned
I to the city yesterday from a short trip.
Dr. H. E. Hall, the dentist, returned
Ion Priday, from an extended trip East,
to resume his practice in Nelson.
The Rev. Jas. Chataway, who, with
Miss. Chataway, has been visiting bis
son in Nelson, returns to England tonight.
/*.,,-.-.
Among those registered at the Hume
are J. Lucas, Kaslo; J. Bidwell Mills,
Hamilton, Ont.; and T. H. Boyd, Of
Kuskonook.
Rev. "VV. T. Stackhouse will preac
to   the   Baptist congregation in  the
schoolhouse   today.   The subject for
the  evening  sermon  will   be   "The
'Workingman's Gospel."
Among those registered at the Phair
j are Guy Fianner and H. J. Gerlyer, of
Spokane; 0." A. Wilkey, San Fraii-
^cisco; R. W. Brock, Ottawa; G. A.
I Mitchell, Portland; and F. Lenzicker,
I of Chicago. o  .
THE GHESS TOURNAMENT.
Vienna, June 4.���The second round-of
, the international obees masters' tournament was  played' at the Vienna chess
club  today,   and although at the first
adjournment at 2 o'clock not one of the
too games was finished, at nine o'clock
rhen time was called tor the day, nine
james were reporded.   The three Ameri-
an  players    Steinitz,   Fillsbury    and
Jcbowalter again came out victorious,
rbile Baird, the fourth American player
BEVERAGES.
low is the se ason when there iscon-
igion in water.   Use only healthful
(rinks.   If not connected with the city
lain you are not compelled to use
hvfei* infected surface water.
Use Kolale, Gherry Juice, Celery, Sar-
|ipaiilla and Iron, Cream Soda, Gin-
Beer, Ginger Ale, Sarsaparilla, Lem-
lade, Apple Champagne Cider, etc,
| Pon't allow inferior goods to be imaged on you but-use Thorpe's Soda.
7evy bottle bears our label and every
?hon our name.
THORPE & CO. LTD.,
|ictoria,        Nelson, Vancouver.
^HAVBT
UST RECEIVED
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 . .
lumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every  description
which we are  offer-
Mngat very low prices.
Lconver Hardware Co.
rancouverI& Nelson, B.C.
(dm
hail not finished his game at the second
adjournment, he ha��, however good
chances to draw, his Ratne against
Schiiiers, when tlie game will have to be
concluded npxfc Tim:sday. Tbe results
of today's games are as follows: Bora
drew with Alapin, Cberin vanquished
Tranchard, Baird and Schiffer3 adjourned their game, Caro aDd Janowski
divided honors, Pillsbu.-y downed Lipke,
and Scliwarz Blackburn. Dalprin had
to resign against Schowalter, Maro and
Schlechter drew, Steinitz beat Marco
and Ischigorin beat Walbrodt.
THE IMPERIAL HERITAGE.
How   to   Develop    tho   Resources   of
Canada.
Iu the current number of the Windsor
Magazine there appears an arucie
entitled, "The Imperial Heritage", in
which Mr. E. E." Williams, deals with
Cauadp, nnd some of her great natural
wealth.
Dealing with the forests of tbe Dominion, itis pointed out that there is an
almost unbioken stretch for 2000 milep,
from the Atlantic to the head of Lake
Superior, and that When the Rockies are
passed, there is another timber region
reaching down to the Pacific, while in
British Columbia but small inroads have
been made on the forest giants.
The value of Canada's forest exports
in 1896 was 86,067,741 but this does not
include sawn timber, staves etc., which
are classed under manufactures.
Of these (which for the most part consist of forest products) tbe exports in 1806
amounted to 8S0,476".9S2.
Comparing the years 'i)2 and '98; we
find a growth iu the value of England's
timber import3 from Canada'(mainly
sawn wood) from ��3,756,719 to ��4,206,094,
this however represents not more than a
quarter of tbe total imports..
In British Columbia the annual output is about 83,000,000 feet, worth about
1,000,000 dollars. The neighbouring
state cf Washington ships more than nine
times as much, though British Columbia
has equal facilities for handling timber,
and commands a 10 per cent, better
price. Moreover, British Columbia has
a marvellous acreage yield, about 85 per
cent, of her timber is douglas fir a tree
which reaches such splendid proportions
that over 508,000 feet of timber bave been
felled on one acre in Vanoouver Island.
The difficulty of transport,.is however,
tbe great impediment to a rapid development of the timber trade. The government, and private enterprise are now
projecting the canalisirg of the chain of
lakes and rivers.fiom Ottawa to Georgian
Bay, thus continuing the work from
Montreal to Ottawa, thiajwhen completed,
will be an invaluable aid to the progress
of Ontario and Quebec. The manufacture of wood pulp is also au important
industry that might well be cultivated.
Canadian pulp is much more valuable
than any other, and "������ the United States
are now admitting it duty free, owing no
doubt to their small supply of spruce.
The article also deals witb the wonderful supply of fish to be found in Canadian
waters, and in a pamphlet (dealing with
the advantages of Vancouver Island as a
borne for settlers) it is said, " salmon
affords the settler au unlimited supply o(
the richest manure." We of course
kuow that fish guano is almost invaluable to agriculturists, and tbat large
sums have been invested in its manufacture, notably by the " Fish Oil and
Guano-Co.^Limited'iandtheii American
Fisheries Co. Limited" and both of these
companies are developing the fishing
industry in the Atlantic and the Pacific.
The waters of British Columbia are
alive with salmon, and with improved
cold storage there is no reason why
Canadian fish should not be placed
within the reach of the poorest in the
mother country.
Ko article on Canada would be complete without a reference to the mineral
wealth. We are assured on all hands
that the El Dorado of tbe future is to be
found in tbe north west of tbe Dominion
and certainly some wonderful finds of
gold have been made.
The value of tbe gold output for 30
years from British Columbia amounts to
about fifty and a half millions of dollars
and it appears tbat the mining industry
is in its infancy. Surely Canada will at
no distant date become well populated,
and will draw from Epgland some of the
teeming masses always to be found
ready to strengthen the relationship
between her and the Colonies.
DATE   OP   ELECTIONS.
Success  of  Opposition  is  Predicted.
C.P. B. Officials Coming.
Vancouver, June 4.���The writs for
the new Parliament were issued today.
Nominations must be stent in by June
22nd. The polling day is fixed for
July9thl ���
The general opinion in Vancouver
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Old papers at The Miner office.  25 cents
per hundred.
CANADIAN
MISCELLANEOUS
POUNDi���A small key, National Cash Resistor.   Apply "'Miner" office.
WANTED���A young Girl to take care of
two young children. Apply at the office o*
Messrs. Galliher & Wilson, or at the office of
this paper, '       lt,
��� WANTED.���A Cook wants a job. References can be given. Address Cook, Lake View
Hotel. 25-2t
HILVGARIAY CiYPSY WOMAN.
JUST ARRIVED-THE HUNGARIAN GYP-
sy woman, who tolls your fortune only with
the Gypsy cards; without asking a question
she tells what you came fpr, your past, present and future. She will be here only a few
days, so call early.   Room 4, Grand Central
.  hotel; use the parlor for a waiting room.
23-29-6t.
THE   NELSON   CAFE
Gives a first-class meal for
25 CENTS & UPWARDS
ICE  CREAM  &   CAKE   15c.
JAPANESE  * TEA *  PARTIES
Every Afternooi*.
EXPERIENCED WAITRESSES.
OPEN  ALL NIGHT.
mmm & co.,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see   us.
NELSON, - B.O.
is that the opposition will carry all
four seats. Well-informed politicians
predict that the opposition will return
22 representatives to the government's 16.
Messrs. Marpole, G. McL. Brown
and E. J. Coyle are on their way to
Nelson to meet Mr. Shaughnessy, vice-
president of the C. P. B.
MEN'S
*)mt'b9ttcti**ict*,
When looking for a Suit
of Clothes you will have
made a mistake if you do
not inspect our Assortment. They fit the best,
wear the best and are the
best in Nelson for the
money.
A well selected stock
of Waterproof Goods,
Boots and Shoes, Gents'
Furnishings and Hats.
All at very Low Prices.
J. V1*   WJbllVj     Outfitter.
Sign of the Big Red Hat,
. . Baker Street . .
KAIL WAY
and  SOO--PACIFIC LINE
THE DIRECT^d SUPER-
I0R SERVICE ROUTE
To all Eastern and European
Points.
To Pacific Goast and Transpacific Points.
To the Rich and active Mining
Districts of Klondike and the
Yukon.
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.
daily'train.
To Rossland' and Main  Line points.
6.40 p.m.-Lcaves���NELSON���Arrives-lO.SOp.m
Kootenay lake���Kaitle Boute.
Str. Kokanek
Except Sunday. Except Sunday.
i  p.m.���Loaves���NELSON���Arrives-11   a.in.
Calling at way ports in both directions.
Kootenny River Boute.
Str. Nelson.
Mon. Wed. Fri.       , . Mon, Wed. FrL
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,
Trains to and from Sloean City, -Sandon
and Slocan take Points.
(Sundays Excepted) >
9 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p. m.
Ascertain Pbesbnt
Reduced Rates East
and full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
W. F. ANDERSON, E. J. COYLE,
Tra v. Pass. Agent,      Dist. Pass. Agent,
Nelson, Vancouver.
Write for Klondike folder and Map.
KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY
TIME CARD  NO. I
Going West. Daily Going East.
Leave 8.00 a. m.  Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.
"    8.38 a. m.  South Fork      "     3.15 p.m.
"    9.36 a.m.  Sproule's ������     2.15 p.m.
"     9.51a.m.   Whitewater    "     100 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 " L12p.ro.
Aro. 10.50 a. m.  Sandon        Leave  1.00 p.m.
CODY LINE.
Leave 11:00 a. ra.  Sandon
Arrive 11:20 "       Cody
Arrive 11:45 a.m.
Leave  1125  "
ROBT. IRVING,       GEO. F. COPELAND.
364) G. F. &P.A Superintendent.
ATUANTIO
ip lines
From Montreal
Lako Winnipeg���Beavor Line June 15
Lake Huron���Beaver Line.. June22
From Now York.
Majestic-r Whito Star Line....  .June 15
Germanic���Whito Star Line............ June 22
Etruria���Cunard Lino���  ..June 11
Campania���Cunard Line.���      - .June 18
From Montreal
Yorkshire���Dominion Line..............June 11
Dominion���Dominion Line June 18
Laurentian���Allan Line.................June 11
Parisian���Allan Line ��� June 18
Cabin, 945.00, $50, $(10, $70, $80 and upwards.
Intermediate, $34.00 and upwards.
Steerage. $22.50 and upwards.
Passengers ticketed through to all points in
Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low
rates, to all parts of the European continent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all points.
- Apply-to GEOrs. BEER, C.P.R! Ticket
Agent. Nelson, or to, WILLIAM STITT,
554)   General Agent, C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg.
EAST
f^l^V
WEST
SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   MADE
THE SHORTEST
TRANSCOOTENTAl    ROUTE.
IT
It Is tbe IWost Modern In C��nlp��ent.
It ls tke Heaviest Balled Une.
It Oan a Bock-Ballast Roadbed.
It Crosses No innd Desserts.
It Is the Only Une Bnnnlng Inxnrlons
Clnb Boons Cars.
It is Noted ror tbo Conrtesy of Its Employes.
It Is the Only Une Serving Weals on tho
n ln Carte Plan.
THROUGH   THE
GRANDEST      SCENERY
IN AMERICABY DAYLIGHT.
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 infoimation
call on or address Agents, K. Sc S. Ry., C. & K.
S. Nav. Co., N: & F. S. Ry., or
C. Ci. DIXON, Veneral Agent.
Spokane, Wash.
V. I. WHITNF.Y, C. P. A T. A.,
'351 ft. raal, Minn,
International .Navigation & Tradifig Company
LIMITED
Time Card Effective May 16,1893
Subject to Change without Notice.
8. 8. International.
Leaves Kaslo at 3.30 a. fm. every day except
Sunday, calling at all way points.
Connects at Five Mile Point with S. F. Sc N.
train at 6.45 a. m��� arrives Nelson at 7.20 a. m.
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 River points.
8. S. Alberta.
Leaves Kaslo on arrival of K, & S. train on
Saturday and Tuesday at 5.30 p. m., and Thursday at 6 a. in., touching at all way points. Connects at Bonner's Ferry with G. N. trains.
Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 2 p. m. on Sunday.
Wednesday and Friday, arriving at Kaslo 1 p.
m. next day. ,*.*..'���
'���' Close connection with East Kootenay point
via, Jennings and Bonner.s Ferry.
G. ALEXANDER, Gen. Mgr.
P. O. Box 122, Kaslo. B.C.
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'y��
Nelson & Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Red Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without change
of can between Nelson and Kossland and
Spokane and Eossland.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leave 6.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p.m.
*���   12:05 "  BOSSL'D   "  11:20  "
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   ���'   3.10 p.m.
Train that leaves Neisou at 6:20 a.m.
makes close connections at Spokane for
all Pacific Coast Points.
Passengers for Kettle River and Bound-
ary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage
DaUy.
COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.
Schedule
EFFECTIVE   MONDAY NOV.   22,  1897
WESTBOUND
P.M.    P.lf.   P.M.
No. 5 No. 3 No. 1
EA8TB0UND
P.M. 'P.M.   P.M.
No. 2 No. 4 No. *
8:45 9:00..ROBSON...8:00 2:30 -
&00   2:00    10:00...TRAIL...7:00   12:35    1:15
3:15    U:15.ROSSLAND.(i:U0 12:00 m.
No's. 1 and 2 connect with C, P, R. main line
steamers, and trains to aud from Nelson at
Robson,
No's, S and i .are local trains between Trail
and Rossland.
No's. 5 and 6 are local trains between Trail
apd Robson. No. 6 connects with train No. 1
from Rossland.
All trains daily.
F. P. GUTELIUS. Gen. Supt.
WHEN . . .
. . . GOING EAST
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	
The Dining Cars aro operated in the interest ot
its patrons, the most elegant service ever
inaugurated.   Meals arc served a la Carte.
To obtain first class service your ticket should
roodvia        ...
* THP WISCONSIN     *
* CENTRAL UNES     *
Direct connections at Chicago and Milwaukee
for all Eastern points. ,        ,        .
For full information call on yeur nearest ticket
agent, or write        .        ,        ,
Jas. A. Clock.       or      Jas. C. Pond,
General Agent, General Pass. Agent
216 Stark Street, Milwaukee, Win.
Portland, Ore.
MINES EXAMINED
AND REPORTED ON BY
F. M. CHAPBOUBN
Twenty years' experience in mining,
o Thorough knowledge of mines of British
Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.
718 NELSON, B.O.
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ISRWKANCEsa-4 ...
emmmanon a��kkt.
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ARCHITECTS, BUILDERS
and^ JOINERS
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timbei' should apply to
The Nelson Planing Hill
T. W. GEAY.
In stock.1,000,000 f t.of Flooring, Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and      ,
every description of Joinery.
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tHE MiNER, SUNDAY,   JUNE 5,   1898.
AN  ARISTOCRATIC   SPY,
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(Continued from First Page.)
do something. I shall be extremely
gratified to have a ship in order to run
the blockade or a torpedo boat, anything rather tban playiDg second fiddle.
However if there i3 uo other remedy, I
would bo perfectly willing t'o go on board-
a large ship. I am very sorry that this
war finds me to low in rank for it oifers
opportunities for any one who wishes to
work and risk himself.
I cannot believe that  Don Pasquale
could be  iu Santiago as   reported by
the American press.   He entered it on
the 15th and if he had gone immediately
to Havana he would have met only two
monitors in front of it.   I make out that
they entered that place only to coal and
for the moral effect it would produce in
Spain.   Suppose he went out Friday the
20tb, if he had gone to the north and
through   the Providence   channel,   he
would have  passed into Havana right
under the noses of the Americans, who
had only small cruisers, for Schley was at
sea on the night of Thursday, Sampson
on the night of Friday, and on that of
Sunday the   22nd he   took the   lower
channel for the east, and on Wednesday
turned back towards Havana.   Schley's
squadron has been   reinforced by   the
Iowa and Sampson's by the Oregon.   I
believe that in war one has to tempt
fortune.    It it had   not been because
Sampson was afraid that Don Pasquale
might go to Havana, and that  Schley
would not be there, or because our confidence is well grounded that he found
himself very short of ammunition  after
the bombardment, through the stealing
in the ordinance department, the fact
remains that it was logical for him to
remain near Santiago and Cienfuegos,
and it he eould not prevent the entrance
of our squadron, to put up and thus close
its o impaign, as the people over there
already believe it closed, but I cannot
believe such a stupid thing possible.   I
suppose he went tothe Bouth of Porto
Rico and that he had ordered a cruiser
or two there to cover the Terror, and
tbat be will appear at San Juan the 27th
or 28th.   He will coal there and rest a day
or two and will then return to delay the
invasion.   The Viscaya)and the Oquendo,
at least, need to go into the dock.   I
telegraphed to  Don Pasquale on   tbe
morning of the 20th when I knew be was
in Santiago, saying that the squadron
was at Key West.   Be did not answer
me.   That afternoon there came another
telegram from Madrid saying he had left
Santiago.   I   continued   sending   messages to General Blanco in respect to all
the movements, and now as far as I know
Don Pasquale has arrived at Por-to Rico,
where I shall try to communicate with
bim.   It he should have   set out   for
Martinique or Havana,,taking twenty-four
hours advantage he would have arrived
before now.   I am very much afraid lest
���tbey"attack^EortoRicoJjy sea janAJtos-A.
and put off the attack on Havaua.   They
tre not going to do more than try to take
the latter, and they think then, if they
destroy our fleet, of taking the war into
Spain,   with Havaua already in   their
'���power..
Tbey have no confidence in their army
e but they have in their navy, and they
are afraid of our army and of yellow
fever, because if the men should begin to
die iu Cuba tbere would be  a tremendous row, aa tbey are not like our people.
Anyway we Bhould see wheu there ib news
of the fleet.   I expect it tomorrow. With
- them cleaning their hulls at the Keys,
we should be able to clean something in
three days at Porto Rico.   Each day that
passes is worse for us on account of their
almost total lack ot preparation.   If the
Cadiz squadron is to come  to bombard
Boston, Portland or Long Island, they
can do it now, but after a few months it
wiil be too late.   I think that if we are
to have any success in this matter, it will
be through treating for peace by yielding
Cuba  and   baviDg thern recognize the
debt.   If we do not do this soon, it will be
too late aud we shall lose Caba and
Porto Rico and all that this war has cost
����0 ;nd :n addition we  shall  be charged
with the Cuban debt, for which our treasury is responsible.   There is no doubt
bere, tbat if we continue this war
which we have nothing to gain, we may
lose three colonies and be ruined fpr 50
years. I a the matter of money there is
no patriotism here; proof is given by the
bank which ought to have bought gold,
although at a premium of 109 per cent,
has issued notes against it for the same
or a slightly greater quantity. With the
$150,000,000 it has made thirteen hundred million. This is the moment of the
year at which, instead of returning 23 or
24 per cent it returns only 12 or 15.
As regards its buying, gold exchange
has gone down very little. The bank is
the nation, and with the nation it has
grown rich, by offeriug paper for money
which it really never hud to give out.
But whatever the bauk does nobody dares
object to, except those who have no
money iu tbeir pants if thev should call
for it. I have written to tbe miuister,
but I did not give bim so much news of
the fleets ns to you, beoauso I had other
things to speak of. If you should see
him, you might giva him some news.
We shall see when they relieve me,
and send some one here to work nnd
not amuse himself. I can imagine
your anxiety for Francisco and the
rest���an anxiety that we share. Their
terrible ships do not go as fast as ours
by perhaps two and a half miles per
hour. As for the monitors, they dp
not count for much. They can be used
only to bombard in a smooth sea, and,
besides, cannot go fast nnd carry very
little coal, They have delayed Sampson the whole voyage. My regards to
Rafael and his daughters, and you
know how much your kinsman land
subordinate loves you.
(Signed) Ramon Carranza.
P. S.���I should be glad to have you
write me your opinions. You know
how much I appreciate them. If the
squadron is in Cuba they are going to
destroy its wrecked fortifications, and
sink a couple of steamers in the mouth.
They have already telegraphed to Key
West for them to see if they have got
them there, and the inventor, Holland,
offers his submarine boat, to destroy
the mines. ""v*,,nr>-
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white woman who last evening cut
the throat of her mulatto lover Charles
Kincaid, because he was about to
desert l��er, was today committed for
trial on the charge of murder.
Sentence was pronounced today by
Mr. Justice McColl on the prisoners
found guilty afc the assizes just concluded. An Italian named Barratta,
for attempt to murder was sentenced
to seven years. ���**.,'
Williams the Seattle confidence man
who took $210 from a Manitoba farmer
was severely lectured by the judge,
and seemed stunned by the shock
when seven years imprisonment was
named as the punishment. It is said
that he expected six months, and his
counsel had given prominence to the
fact that he had already spent two
months in jail,
Martha Wolff, fonnd guilty of manslaughter by causing the death of Mrs.
Marsden by throwing a lamp at her,
was sentenced to five years.
T I U^the Nichol Ubelcase^tbe grand
jury, being again summoned on account of the objection raised tothe
bill returned the previous day, again
reported having found a true bill
against the defendant, and incidentally protested as a body against the
reflection they considered had been
cast upon them in the affidavit pre-
eented on of behalf the defendants.
The charges against Mr. Bostock,
Mr. Coltart and Senator Templeman
in connection with the same alleged
libel, it was announced were not to be
proceeded with, and accordingly they
were formally dismissed.
Counsel for Mr. Nichol then took
exception to the constitution of the
jury panel out of which the jury to
hear the case was to be called. Upon
this point the judge reserved decision
until Tuesday next, and the trial was
fixed for Monday 13th.
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IMPERIAL MINERAL CLAIM.
Situate inthe Nelson Mining Division op
West Kootenay District. Where Located:���About 1�� Miles From where
Porcupine , Creek empties into the
Salmon River, on the South side and
about J a Mile From said Porcupine
Creek. _ .
TAKE NOTICE that I, Kenneth L. Burnet.
Free Miner's Certificate No, 5397a, acting
as Agent for G. F. Whiteman, Free Miner's
Certilieate 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. - 5
And further take notice that action, under
Section  37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
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Bated tbis 24th day cf Ztfay, 1898-.
MONEY- TO  ia
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For Sale���A Desirable 2 loi
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West    Kootenay    Dutbict.���\
Located:���About two Mil*bSouth]
or Ymir, on thk North sidb of Porc
*   pine Creek and about J a Milb too* i
TAKE NOTICE that I, W. J. Nelson. 3
Minor's  Certificate   No.  9791a. '
sixty days from date hereof, ta apply to 1
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Iaprov^
ments, for the purpose of obtaining aCroi
Grant of tho above claim.
And further take notice that actioa, uadij
Section 37, must be commenced beforo tli
issuance of such certificate of improvements.!
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