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[Daily   Edition, No.
elson.  British Columbia. Thursday Morning, June 16,   1898.
Eighth Year
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IN    THE    HOUSE    OP
fbt H����t Notable Debate of Ibe Session.���
_0yer_ Fifty Werobers SpoU*r.-5|ottQ��
44*��ptea by Two Maudrcd and Nine
Voles to Ninety One.
a capital of a million dollars to work
thc iron deposits at Bay de Voiis, a big
fishing settlement on tho north side oc
Conception bay. These deposits are
regarded as among the best, in the
world," and the reports of experts indi-
cate the existence there, of unlimited
supplies of hematite, enabling an output of 500 tons daily.
"Washington, June 15.���By a vote of
J09 to 91 the house of representatives
Ihis afternoon adopted tho Newlands
resolution providing for the annera-
fion of Hawaii.
h The debate, which continued with-
jiui interruption since  Saturday, has
Leon one of the most   notable  of  this
congress.   The proposed  annexation" is
Misidered  of   great commercial1 and
[strategic importance by its advocates,
^eing looked upon by its opponents as
.Involving a radical departure from tho
(long established policy of   the United
States and likely to be  followed by
the inauguration of a pronounced policy of  colonization, the abandonment
of the Monroe doctrine and a participation in international wrangles.   More
jthan half  a hundred members pavtici-
|i��ated in the debate.
From a party standpoint  the result
vas awaited with the kee.nest interest.
IThe republicans presented practically
ei unanimous support to the resolution,
but three republicans voting  in opposition.   In the  democratic ranks the
���division    upon    the    question   was
���marked, 18 democrats voting for annex-
lation. The vote in support of .the reso-
Ilution today was  made up of 179 republicans, 18 democrats and  4 fusion-
lists.   The  vote   against    annexation
[comprised 77 democrats, 3 republicans,
|7 populist's and 4 fusionists.
St. Johns, June  lo.���A  large English  company  has been formed with
New York, June 15.���A Journal despatch from Camp McCalla. Guantanamo harbor, of Juhfe 1, says:
The scouting party of marines which
was sent^out "yesterday���returned^here
at 10 o'clock last night with 18 Spanish prisoners, one of' them an officer.
The party- captured 100 Mauser rifles
and 10,000 rounds of ammunition.
They report haying had a series of engagements with the Spaniards, in
which 100 Spaniards" were killed and
200 wounded. They also destroyedA,
Spanish blockhouse and telegraph
station, through'*" ,*?hich" the Spanian"6
had been keeping Guantanamo and
Santiago informed of the movements
of the American troops.
veiled in smoke.
A" SpnulKlt Camp Broken  lip Willi Grout
���   Los*���Santlaiso Sbelled Again.���Mar-
lues   Atliirlicil b) Guerrillas at Uny.
break.���Iiisurgi;ntH  rriivcn Coward*.
TJnltcd States Entrance to Guanta-
namo Bay, Tuesday, June 14, "fi p. m.,
via Kingston,, Jamaica, Wednesday,
June 15, 10 a. m.���The United States
marines aud Cubans, today attacked
tho. Spanish camp, situated about five
miles from the American encampment.
They completely routed a: force of 4-M
Spanish, breaking up their camp aim
destroying the well which "supplied
them with water. One American was
slightly wounded, two Cubans wen;
killed and four Cubans werewonnded.
The Spanish loss- is believed to be 40
killed... Fifteen bodies iiave alreadv
been discovered.
Off Santiago on Monday night the
dynamite guns of tho Vesuvius were
lestcd with great success. Three shots
wqre fired at tho Spanish fortifications
and it is believed' great damage was
dene. On Tuesday evening the New
Orleans shelled and partially destroyed
the new entrenchments east of Morro
Castle. The Spanish fined some shots
at the Vesuvius and one at the New
Orleans, which "was struck.
On Board, the Associated Press Despatch Boat Dauntless, Off Guantanamo
Eay, TuesdajT. , June 14; -Noon, via
Kingston, Jamaica, Wednesday June
15. (ip. 111.���Thero was no renewal of
the attack on the marines" last night.
They slept in the trenches with their,
rifles beside them, protected by a heavy
picket line of insurgents-ami marines
under the command of -Lieutenants
Ignore . aiijl; Smithy". They --.Iwidtffitfct
orders not to-fire unless commanded'to
do so. There were several alarms, but
no firing during the night. - In consequence the men awoke much refreshed
after four nights of continuous work
and fighting... It was supposed the
enemy had retired.to the windmill on
thc right on the south coast, the only
remaining source of water supply. It
was shelled at intervals, all day yesterday by tbo Dolphin", but the Spaniards
were ' still there this morning. At ���'���
o'clock the enemy made au.unexpected
sharp attack on the American rear am.
left flank.
' When the pickets came in for relie?
the Spanish guerrillas crept along behind thein and got within a hundrei'.
yards. The accidental discharge of -.--.���
rifle in the trenches led them to believe they were discovered and they
opened  fire   with    a  volley,    which
Madrid, Juno 15.���Tlie government
has authorized Governor General
Blanco to entertain proposals for the
exchange of. Liexiteuaut Hobson and
the other prisoners taken when tho
American collier Merrimac was suiv:
off the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba.
The papal nuncio had a long conference today with Senor Romero Guer-
ona, minister of the colonies, which is
much commented upon.
Off Santiago de Cuba, Tuesday, June
14, 6 p. ni.���The dynamite cruiser
Vesuvius joined the fleet yesterday and
was put to work immediately. Some
new emplacements, half a mile'east of
El Morro, on which a large number of
Spaniards had been working, were the
object of attack. Ensign Palmer of
the New York, went on board the
Vesuvius with Lieutenant Commander
Pillsbury to explain the location ���: the
latteries. A few .minutes from midnight the Vesuvius was about half a
mile from tho beach, west of El Morro,
the Oregon's searchlight played on the
batteries, while the black nose of the
cruiser pointed at the westward batteries. Lieutenant Commander Pillsbury gave the word to fire aud Lieutenant. Quimby opened the-air vont.
There was a slight hissing, a sort of
coughing noise, but no ��� flame, no report, no warning to the Spaniards, who
were hiding in the darkness. Thirty
seconds later a dull roar broke the stillness of the tropical night.
Two hundred pounds of guu cotton
had exploded on the hillside below the
battery. Tho ships of the blockade
line several miles away shook with the
explosion. The firing of a 13-inch shell
is a mere rifle crack compared to that
deep and mighty roar. Clouds of earth
thrown up frotn the hill seemed to
stand out against the blackness of tho
night. ��� Another package of gun cotton
was then dropped on the other sido of
the battery and may possibly have
struck the torpedo boats anchored below. Before the echoes of the second
died away the Vesuvius sent a third
charge hissing out. It fell right on the
brow of the hill where the battery
seemed to lie. Into the air flew .tons
of earth and the smoke covered thc
land for a mile.
The Vesuvius retired at a sixteen-
knot rate. Two flashes from the hill
and two Spanish shells flew beyond tho
cruiser. - The test was regarded as
highly satisfactory.
Marines on Crest Bill Belnffcreed by !���:���
Cubans.��� ripanlub Unve Retreated
Within Ibe City.-Poi t et Aer.etnOen
la  bc Vsed For 1-nUadlns Artillery.
Washington, June 15.���Great was
the relief felt by the officials at the
navy department today when news
was received that the marines who had
planted the United States flag on
Crest hill and were defending it night
and day against heavy odds, were not
only safe but were strongly reinforced
by 1500 Cubans from the commands of
Garcia and Rabi, iiud were now strong
enough to more than hold thier own.
This   was    disclosed  in    a despatch
Spanish  Are   Living  on    Starvation
'   Rations.���No Hjpe of Help.
Off Santiago de Cuba, Saturday,
June 11, 4 p. m., per the, Associated
Press Despatch Boat Wanda, via Kingston, frJamkk*,\C- junj li-iAatttina-
Sampson and Commodore Schley with
their combined forces are slowly" but
surely placing such a network about*
Santiago de Cuba and are cutting off
so clearly eve.y source of outside aid
that within a short time starvation's
tapping will give way to death's solid
knock for admittance at the door of
the ill-fated place. Within three days
three separate sources of supplies and
reinforcements have been cut off,
Santiago de Cuba is now isolated irova
the world and down to famine rations.
A map of the harbor furnished today
by insurgents shows that after the
bombardment of the harbor forts by
Commodore Schley on Tuesday, May
81, the . Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes, which was disabled, was towed
opened  fire   with    a  volley,    TOcni^^^'^f2&%S2EwS��^
vvfci��HerT bnrmlPsslv   overhead      Thev 1 ^r iere she ��es With tWO torpedo boats.
��fSrhflr^Sar Th?���ri2"T ^ a;mile further *p tinder the lee
shot too nigh, as usual, lhe marines f c ,gmi<h aria under the mortar
then scrambled from their steaming ,-,**+���*-, s���. ���*�����,"Av^^^zJ^l^s^,^
>.���.w��� n���A i,>.��v i'-oI^i**-" **. - +i,A tT.t.wKi.TTd ;.batteries is   the   -Viscaya commanding
SStlSeMas'w^S&l^-�������� broadsides  the twp narrow
In addi-
San Francisco, June 15.,���Thirty fire
hundred soldiers left camp'Merritt ;o-
day and miircbed to the docks and
were loaded on the transports which
are to form the second: expedition
against tthe Philippines. Tomoi-row
has been set for sailing, but it is doubt-
tful if the vessels will leave before
Hamilton, Ont., Jiuie 15.���Y. - B.
Western, a clerk in the head office of
the Canada Life Assurance company,
who on Sunday afternoon last shot
hiruself, died this morning. He leaves
a widow and one child.
but well directed rifle fire,
tion five field pieces mounted at angles
iu the trenches, and the machine guns
poured a hail of bullets, scattering the
main body^of^tlierSpaniaids,in_allldi-
rections. Shells were dropped among
them as they ran. A few of the enemy
stood their ground desperately on the
left flank, aind the cracks of the. Maugef
rifles and the sing of tlieir bullets were
heard fov an hour. The' smokeless
powder' used by the Spaniards made
their location^ in the dense underbrush
almost imppssilbe. The Panther fired
six-poanders into the: Spanish , while
the marines Were engaged iu beating
off the attack.
" Only one marine was injured, and
he only sustained a slight injury in
th hands.
The Cubans, who behaved well la^-fc
light, were with ���difficulty forced out
o�� the skirmish line this morning-
Some of ��� them > refused to be drive ���
even when struck by the officers wi
the flat of their machetes, but they wco
not censured. Tliey tried to work o> -
"the knowledge Of the methods of t-K<)
Spanish guerrillas in warfare and inland service. As goides they were invaluable. ������'���'���
The American soldiers we^e at a,
great disadvantage with the guerrilla^
who are past grand masters of this
plan cf warfare. The men'.'slin!:
through tropical undergrowth noiselessly 0.7. shadows, some with their
naked bodies concealed with palm
leaves, sbr they pre neither seen nov
heard. The marines a .e not familiar
with these ,-te.jtics,' r,nd awkw-avdiy
crash thitragh the bit"sh.
Captain Elliot says the enemy cox1 Id
not stand a minute in the open, but
they a":e dangerous at-tliis' kind of
wo::k. The marines, however, are
seasoning rapidly. The . hospital s^ip
Solace is in Guantanamo-br.y'with ihe
wounded on board. As the Dauntless
left the bay the smoke of two Spanish
gunboats in the inner harbor coi Id be
seen and the Dolphin stood up the
channel to meet them. "When ten miles
entrances to the east and west of. Cayo
Smith. Half a mile north, and at the
gate of the third narrow entrance, lies
the Aluiirante Oquendo,.and half a
mile to the northeast ace the Cristobal
The ships are about a; mile and half
t-xan-t, the city proper, shallow water
forbidding them to go closer. The
sunken collier Merrimac is  directly iii
e naivow channel. Since the estab-
] jhment of the blockade several interesting-and daring expeditions have
l>een made into the enemy's country to
discover the actual conditions of affairs
a J Santiago de Cuba. It is not easy to
get near the city these days. - About
GC00 Spanish soldiers and 2000 home
guard troops cover eyety roadway
ftbout the place, and General Pando,
the Spanish military commauder, is
very active, although operations are
limited by the mountains surrounding
the place, which are full of insurgents.
Tlie early reports had indicated that
the marines were surrounded and it
was feared that they might be compelled to return to the ships before
General Shatter's invading army
reached thero ou Friday. The coming
of tho'Cuban forces seems to havo been'
in the nick of time, and several officials give the fullest credit to tho timeliness of the Cuban operation. The ad-.
mind's despatch stated that the condition of the marines was '-'entirely
satisfactory," which although brief,
was enough to relieve officials here of
the fears they had entertained. But
probably thc most significant feature
of the. admiral's despatch was the
statement that the Cuban general,
Rabi, had occupied Accerados, only"
eight miles from Santiago de Cuba,
and practically a suburb of that strong-'
hold. It was in execution of a plan arranged in Washington some weeks ago
when two of the staff officers of General Garcias qanie here to confer with
General Miles. ', At that time Garcia
and Rabi were at Bayamo, more than
a h��ndred miles-: northwest-of gaati-.
Admiral Sampson's despatch showed
that Rabi and his forco had made a
complete circuit of Santiago, and coming up to the south of it had occupied
Accerados.    This  is looked upon as a
fine stroke in military circles, for Accerados is the port where iron wharves
will   afford facilities   for   unloading
the heavy artillery  carried by General
Shatter's    invading   expedition.   The
anj ��� news also indicated to the authorities
here that the Spanish at Santiago have
practically retreated  inside   the   city
proper, giving up the  outlying towns.
Admiral Sampson also states that General   Garcia   is co-operating with the
American forces.    Whether this means
that Garcia himself has  arrived from
Bayamo is not quite  clear, but  if  he
has,   the   joint   forces   of Garcia and
Rabi will make 8000 to   5000  seasoned
Cubans recently armed with  Spring-
fields   as  a  bushwhacking    guerrilla
force, as  well  as   all   the  American
troops. *. From sources other   than the
despatches   of  Admiral  Sampson  the
navy department   has   been  informed
that 500 Cubans were rendering efficient aid to the   marines   at   Crest hill.
Now that Rabi and Garcia are on the
scene this 500 will be swelled to thous-
Washington, June 15.��� The navy
department today posted the following
bulletin:   .-;..-.
Admiral Sampson reports that he
has been reinforced by several hundred
Cubans and that his forces at Guantanamo are in very satisfactory condition. The to\vn of Acerraderos has
been occupied by the troops under
General Rabi.' The men under General
Garcia, are co-operating with the
American forces.
London, June 15.���The Madrid correspondent of the Standard says :
The Madrid, newspapers declare that
the idea that the Spanish favor peace
is wrong. On the contrary, they are
still" resolved to continue the struggle,
being confident facts are fast proving
that the Americans are powerless to
couquor Cuba and Porto Rico,.'-while
they are also menaced with interna-
-tioual complications at Manila.
Looked Upon With   Anxiety  Despite
Official Denials.
Loudon. June 15.���Germany's attitude at Manila is regarded as the most
interesting phase of the war for the
moment. The Germans aro credited
with a desire to find work, for her
navy, and another success like that at
Kaio Chou would reconcile the nation
to the expenditure required to provide
more warships. Therefore, despite
official refutation, the matter is regarded with some anxiety.
It is certain, however, that Germany
would have to count upon the opposition of England and perhaps Japan.
The Daily Mail says editorially, "wo
do not quite believe these rumors of
proposed seizures by Germany in tho
Philippines, and for one very good
reason. England would have to be
reckoned on. John Bull will back up
Brother Jonathan if any, attempt is
made to defraud him of his rights."
His Widow and Sister Get the Bulk of
His Fortune.
Montreal, June 15.���The pallbearers
i of Sir Adolphe Chapleau will be Premier Laurier, Premier March and, Sir A.
Lacoste, Judge Loranger, Judge Wur-
tele, Hon. S. A. Nantel, Hon. L. R.
Masson and ex-Lieutenant Governor
Sir William Kingston.
Sir Adolphe leaves
library goes to Laval,
the Catholic church,
sereau, postmaster of
��4000, ancl the rest  goes
��100,000. His
aud $10,000 to
Arthur Dan-
Moutreal, gets
to his widow
and an uuma Tied sister. I'M p.   MI vftk, THUKM3AV. JuNfe  16, >M
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Zht ittinev.
ed !>aPy exci-pt Moiirliiy.
& I'uni.rsHiNo Co.
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forgotten the Cassiar Central railway
Ideal and hundreds'Of-*'similar transao-
; tions,   that  they dare  to comedown
here saying, "We have given you a
I few paltry trails, therefore you ought
! to vote for us. " ?
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While the government have been persistently pursuing their policy of
ignoring, as far as they thought safe,
the claims of Kootenay, while they
have lieen continually legislating in
the interests of a small but influential
clique iu Vancouver island, while the
Dunsmuirs' coal miners go free where
tlve Kootenay quartz miners are taxed,
and while they continue a grossly unfair system of representation, the gov-
omriient press point proudly at a few
pal ivy "appropriations for wagon roads
.ud'trails, grudgingly aud contemptu-
OYisl;*.-*given-to t'he electors of Kootenay
rm, tlui principle ox a sop to Cerberus,
ainl o.Npac'.fc U3 to go down on our kre\s
in thtiikfnlness to the generous government who have thus vouchsafed us
Li'.'k again a small portion of our own,
suid to forget the existence of tho glaring ininsticos and inequalities that are
so i^is'Iy complained of.
'' Look j.t the v agon roads and trails
the ".;o'.eminent have  given you," cry
our opponents.    Surely after such generous concessions the electors of Kootenay will not be so unreasonable as  to
forfeit their only title to existence, by
ceasing for a  moment to provide revenue for the government, to   make  the
preposterous demands that their votes
should le of the same value as those of
the electors  of Victoria, aid that the
thoy should  have  a reasonable say in
thc  spending   of   tlio   money tliey so
generously provide!
The government must indeed think
"as deaf aud blind to our own interest*.
Of course the government has made
seme appropriations for transportation
facilities': a. They had to do it; under
the circumstances any government
would do it, nor can we accuse them
of'undue extravagance in this respect.
But because the government  have to a
In "another column will be found an
account of an interview with J. Pred
Hums and Mayor Houston, in which,
while the former signifies his willingness to stand, the mayor announces his
determination not to be a candidate
under any circumstances. Certain
local supporters of the * government
have been going about hugging hopes
that thc "ambitions of certain prominent opposition .men would clash, and
thus cause a split fin the ranks. Their
hopes were ulwftys groundless, and now
they will have to acknowledge that
unpleasant fact even themselves.
Official Directory
About 20 years ago a certain royal
highness, a "near relative of Hor Majesty, who was married to a serene highness, came to the queen and told 'her
that her lord and master had actually
eloped. At the moment nobody save
the discarded wife knew of the state
of affairs. When the queen heard the
news she remarked: "This is a scandal which in 24 hours will be talked of
all over Europe. If you will tell ijie
the exact place where your husband
has gone I will follow him and try to
bring him back.'' The princess knew
precisely where her husband was located. The queen found the renegade
prince at a country inn. She asked
for the prince under his assumed
name, and iii ten minutes had explained to him the situation and the
position in which he was placing the
court of England, and the queen then
spoke of the feelings of his wife, who
was at home in a state well nigh bordering on frenzj:. His highness prom"}
ised to return at once to his spouse. It
was here the difficulty arose. How
was "the other person" to be disposed
of? Tin? queen offered her ��1000 down
from her own purse, and she accepted
it. Thus his highness was restored to
the arms of his disconsolate wife. They
lived happily afterward, and the world
has been of the opinion that they were
the most ideal couple that existed,
while the sons and daughters of the
marriage holdhigh places in society.  ;
Eyesight Tested Free-
W. R TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C,
Karl of Abcrdcci
Premier        - Sir Wilfrid Laurief
Mora ber-House of Common?, Dominion Fai'lir^.
ment, West Kootenay Hewit 1I3ostoc4"
Lieut-Governor - Hon T R Mclnne|
Premie* - - Hon JII Turnc!
Attorney-General - Hon D M Ebertif
Com of Lands* and Works        Hon G B Marti^
Minister Mines and Education   Hon Jas I3ake-j
President Executive Council   Hon C E Poole;!
Members Legislative Assembly tor West ICpotl
enay���Xorth Riding JMKolli<��
So-itli Riding - .1 F Humcl
All kinds of Fresh and Salted Meats wholesale and retail. Fresh Fish received daily.
Mail orders receive careful and prompt attention.
In the days when Jack Dixon made
his hoire at S'ldison nearly everyone
drank, and it was not unusual for men
in high station^to violate to some degree the laws of sobriety. Judge Dixon
was no pj.veptinn to the rule. He
drank in mndrr-ation, being careful to
Vr^i) his head clear on most occasions.
Ke j'onnd the hq��>it growing upon him,
however, and resolved upon its abandonment, and for a long time .was
missed from his old haunts. .But one
night, in winter he dropped into the
St. Nicholas casualty and was cordially
greeted by a company of hii* old
friends. Old tales were re-told, old
memories called back and there were
frequent libations at the altar of -good
fellowship. The judge stayed 3ate.
and when he started for home bis blood
was coursing through his veins with
more than its accustomed celerity. -He
was not intoxicated, but felt jolly. As
he wended his way homeward he realized his condition, and thought of the
pain he: would -give his estimable wife
if she discovered his lapse from -the
life he had so recently begun.
To  save  her he  resolved  upon   a
little-deception,   something to which
E. C. TRA VES, Manager.
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New JDcuver and Slocain City.
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
..   \,   ,;      ....... '.;.,. .,:...s93o
Mayor - John Houstork
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel,  J A%
Gilker, J J M-ilonc, E 1" Whalley. Thoa Mad|
City Clerk
Police Magistrate
Chief of Police
Chief of Fire Department
Auditor ���
Wntor Commissioner
Health Officer
City council moots every Monday, 3 p.m., ivtf
city hivll. cor Victoria nnd Josephine st
J K Strachaif
E A Crcas��j
A FMdvinnorl
VT J Thompsoif
John Hamilton}]
T M Ware?
Vr. LaBuw
Dr. B C Arthur. Dr. GAB Hall. Geo John]
stone.   Principal���J R Green.
President - J Roderick Robertson J
James Lawrence.!
John A Tumor.]
was not accustomed.   He had np
certain extent done their dutv iu this ' rtifficulty in finding   the key-hole and
���       ��� reaching his -chamber noiselessly.   He
was rejoiced  to  find,  his wife appar
matter, is that any excuse for their
numerous sins of omission and commission?
- The premier points with pride at the
growing revenue a-d the high credit
of the province in the money mtirkets
of theworldrburfcff^ts'l-hatr^rfcBr
as he is concerned, this is merely "unearned increment." It is due to a
large extent to the courage of the Kootenay mining men, who have fought
an up-hill battle against great odds.
What has the premier done in this respect, except to connect himself with
an Ontario mining company which is
engaged in the exploitation of the
worst kind of "wild cats?,!'
We   must not be understood to mean
by this'that the'premier is to be blamed
for not personally engaging in mining
in  this   province, but  merely that he
has no right, to take credit to  himself
for the strides taken  of late years by
British    Columbia.    After all,   what
has the .premier  done with  the revenue?   In what state are the provincial
finances  today?   The  premier cannot
take credit for  the  increased revenue,
but he is entitled to all  possible credit
for the iucreased   expenditure.    When
Premier Turner  points with pride at
his  increased  receipts, he  is   usually
discreetly silent about  the other side
of the balance-sheet, where it is shown
that   however   fast  the  income   may
grow, the outgoings are sure to largely
outgrow it.
The provincial debt is increasing to
a most alarming extent, while valuable tracts of arable mineral and
forest lands are given away
right and left for a mere song to the
first party of speculators who have the
gall to ask for them. Does the government  think" that   the people have '
eritly asleep. Ho undressed with "care,
disposing of each article of apparel
methodically, as was his wont. When;
his head at "last rested upon the pillow;
he heaved a sigh of relief. He felt
that he was safe at last. His self-
felicitation was of short .duration, however. :'.
"Luther!" came a low, sweet voice
from his side.
"Yesriny-dear." he responded, somewhat startled.   "What is it?"
' * Have you been drinking tonight?''
�� The judge could, but would not tell
a lie, and in this he differed from the
immortal G. Washington, so he replied : ' ��� Just a little, my dear; a glass
or two with old friends I had not met
for a long time. "
Yon are perfectly sober, are you not,
her?" came again the same quiet
'' Never more sober in my life,' '-��� declared the judge, gaining confidence.
"Of course, ' said his wife, "you
must bc sober. You put your boots in
tlieir proper place, hung yonr coat and
vest on their customary pegs, and carefully folded your trousers and laid
them aside."
"Certainly,' said the judge, with an
air of triumph. "Doesn't that prove
that I am sober?"
"Perhaps,my dear," the sweet voice
replied with provoking deliberation,
'' but does a perfectly sober man go - tb
bed with his fur cap on?"
The judge was fairly caught, and
could do naught but follow the example of Topsy and fully " 'fess" his
dereliction. The story is a truthful
one, for the judge who appreciated a
joke, even though it might be on himself, related the incident himself.
��� In some way, to induce -every' man, woman and
child in the country who buys lih 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 Groce-ies in the city. Thc
famous products of every country in our line are represented on
our shelves.
EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS.���Never liehind the titnes. No retrograding
hfie. Our business is tun to serve its .patrons to their best interests,
as well as our own, and you cau .always depend upon our best service
heing afforded you.
The fairness of our prices throughout our entire Iin vat all times shows our
.grasp upon tbe market.     CAN'T BE BEAT AT ALL;  THAT'S ALL.
H\. Pes ftrisay &. Co., Nelson.
V ico-Pres.
Medical S"pt.
John A Turner.'!
XV. A. JowctU
D McArthuri
A II Clemcntsl
Dr. O ABIIall.J
8.00 p.m.
8.30 u.m.
1.00 pm i
���vob n,*��i.
United States, Ontario, Quebec und Kastcrn Provinces
Points on N. & F. S. line
Victoria and Rowland.
Vew I ten ver, Sandon and
Slocan Lake PointH.
Kaslo and Kootenny Lake
RosMliiiid. Trail. Nakusp.
Hobson. points on main lim-
0. P. It.. Vancouver and
|.\3 p.m.
7.1a a. HI, j
7,00 a.m. j
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; General
Delivery, 8 a.m, to 8 p.m.; Registration, 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Money Orders and Savings Bank ������
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 hour(10 to 11 a.m).
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies VV J Goepel j
Gold Commissioner   . -Q      0.6. Dennis 1
Mining Recorder-Tax Col - R F Tolmie j
Collector of Customs - Geo. Johnstone f
Provincial Assessor . John Keen,'
County Court Judge -:  ;   '  JAForlh.*'
Registrar - E T H SlmpklnsJ
PETER a��Neu*��''& CO.
; : NELSON BRANCH *.,*,,
We are prepared to turnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices anft carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and T-ath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
OFFICE AND YARD C. P. R. STATION.   .   ...    .
4. E. YOUNG, AQtstfT.
Toronto, June 15.���(Special cable. )���
The English artillery team, which is
to visit Canada, will probably saiii on
Au^ist 18. Money was not subscribed
as freely as was expected. While ��2000
is needed to cover the expenses of tiie
trip only ��600 have come into the
hands of the treasurer.
Garden & Flower Seeds.
Notice is horeby given that tho partnership
heretofore subsisting between lis a�� Brewers in
Netaon. B.C.. has this iny beon dissolved by
mutual consent AH debts owing to the said
partner-hip are to be paid to the nndersigned
William Gosnell and all-claims against the
wid partnership are to be presented to the said
WUUstnGoeneUat tbe Outle Brewery. N��-l-
���on. B.C.. by whom the unie will be settled.
Dated at Nelson, B.C., this��8th ttoy of May
A.D..U88. swk*
Warden ��� Capt. N Fitisstubbg.j
��� RLiddellJ
Geo Partridge,]
John McLaren -,
* ;/     K Ince.
First Jailor
Second Jailer
Third Jailer
Senior Guard
<a��,Jc,B��?1 OK KNOLAND-Matin U a.m.; Even I
���fSKJ^^^V.? s��n^'��y- JJo'y Comman-
���Kn.9n,8'ianjl3*��t Sundays In tho month afterl
Matins: on 2nd and 4th Sundays, at 8 a.m.1
isunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. S. Ake-I
hurst. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.;
PitEsBYTKHUN CHURcn-Servicesat U a.m.
and 7.30  pm.   ^Sunday School at 2.30 p.m j
Prayer mwtin�� Thursday evenintr at 8 p.m
Christian hmlcavor Society meeU every Mon-1
day eveninK  at 8  o'clock.    Rev. R. Frew
Methodist CmTRCH-Corner Silica anrtl
Josephine Streets. Services at ll am. and T.aof
p. m. ; Sabbath School, 2.30p.m.: Prayer meetl
ing on triiiny evening at 8 o'clock; Kpworthl
League OVK.. Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. Geo. HJ
Morden. Pus! or.  , I
Roman Catholic CnimcH-Mass at Nelson!
every���Sunday at 8and 10.30 a.m.; Benediction!
at 1.101>�� 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest. I
IUi-tist f'auncH ��� Services morning and!
cveningat 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer mect-l
ing Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; Meeting
arcHi-ld in tho school house. Strangers >
ally welcomed.   Rev. G. It. Welch, Paste
Salvation Army���Services every cveninel
at-8-o clpck^tn-barracks=-as^Victoria ^street?
Adiutant Millner in charge.
Edward A. Crease
Your Tobaecos.
���-AT THE ���
Post Office
*�����Cigar Store
Where  you  will  always find a 'well
assorted stock of In'tported   and
Domestic Cigars,' Cigarettes Tobaccos and a full stock of
Pipes at reasonable
S. J. flHQHTON. ���<�����'
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and sec   us.
KELSON LODGE, No. 83. A. F. * A'j
~~. meets second Wednesday in eact^
month.  Visiting brethren Invited.
G. L. Lennox. Secretory.
I. O. O.  F.    Kootenay Lodge!
No. 16, meets every Monday night,J
at  their Hall,  Kootenay st'wtj
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
Householders Please Note.
The humble daddy long-legs; the
flying and cheerful ant; the irrepressible blow fly and the genial winged
bug can be kept out of your houses
2 ft. 6 x 6 ft. 6 at $1.50*
2 ft. 8 x 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.
NELSON LODGE No. 25, K. Of P.,.
meets in Castle hall. McDonald blockI
tevery Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,"
All visiting knights cordially Invited,
J. J. Malone. C.C.
Gko. Partridge, k. of R. and SJ
NELSON LODGE.   I. O. O. T.     MeeU ini
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday!
evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cot-1
fivi' -" *
dially invited.
John Tklkobd,
Chief Templar.
George Nunn   Sec'y
second and fourth Wednesday of]
each month atK. of P. Hall, Mac-1
Donald Block,  cor. Vernon   and]
_.       Josephine streets.   Visiting breth-;
rn cordially invited.        Ernest Ktno,
Chas. H. Farrow, Worthy President 1
���COURT KOOTENAY. I.O.F., NO. 3138 meets j
island 3rd Wednesday in each month in thej
K of P Hall.   F XV Swanell, C. D. 8. C. K.; J R
Green. CR.: J. Purkiss. Secy.
NELSONLODGE.NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meets]
every Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall. F XV'J
Swanell, M.W.: W Hodson. Kec.-Sec; J. J.'
ImRColl, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and*]
P. M. W.
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1692 meets in the Mc-J
Donald  block every Thursday evening at 8J
o'clock.   Visiting members cordiallv invited.
John Toye, W.MI; F. J. Bradley, K.S. ^Si.-ASiS&sk��Si'ss^
V*^!^,-*!**-*^ *t~9Qlf&W~&imi-^
i.*iuh VW* It tiSdek'
Brier   Itrentlon   or   Happenings  In  (lie
District During tbe l'n��t
Vvxv Days.
H W. Bucke, Kaslo, was iu the city
yesterday.       -���       .
Fred Richardson, Ymir, registered
at (he Hvtino yesteiday. .
Mr?. T. W. Branson and Miss Winston of Spokane are at the Phair.
R. Dibble, Ymir, and W. C. McCord, Greenwood, registered at the
Grand Central yesterday.
W. R. McLean, manager of Thorpe
& Co. 's soda water factory, is in Kuskonook on business today.
Wilson Bros, have suspended work
on the Elba on Iron Mountain, which,
was recently bonded for $75,000.
Police Magistrate  Crease   yesterday^
imposed a fine  of   $10 and costs on G.
Holbrooke for dumping refuse into the
James Nicholson and Nettie Swain
of Nelson were married in the Presbyterian church yesterday, Rev. Robert
Frew officiating.
V. C. P. Larsen, Helena, and T.
Foley, St. Paul, contractors on the
Robson-Penticton railway! reported'at
the Phair last night.
Jn coiiiiection with the Slocan City
celebration on July 4, tickets will be
on sale at single fare for the round trip
from Nelson and Sandon and intermediate points,   good,   to return   on  the
Nelson L, O. L, No. 1692 has been
organized and meets Thursday evenings at 8 o'clock in the McDonald
block. Jchn Toye is the W. M. and
F, J. Bradley is secretary.
The funeral of the late James Wright
took place yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock under the auspices of Nelson
lodge No. 25, K. of P. Rev. H. S.
Akehurst and Rev. Robert Frew conducted the religious service> at the
On Tuesday evening death invaded
the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Stewart and carried off their 10 year-old
daughter, Edna Pearl. The funeral
will take place this afternoon at 2:80
from the family residence. Funeral
services will be held at the home ahd
all the schoolmates and friends of the
deceased are invited to attend.
The steamer Ainsworth arrived a
few hours late yesterday morning from
her initial trip to Boiiner's Ferry.
The delay was caused*by the high
water near Kuskonook driving the settlers to higher ground, and the Ainsworth was ferrying their stock across
the river. Manager E.J. Mathews expressed hicpself as greatly pleased with
the amount of business done on the
r A mistake occurred in the yeport of
Ip the city council published in Tuesday
���i morning's paper in regard to the
Tdumping^ground for scavengers. There
fis no permanent dumping ground at
|J the present time, and when the ques-
Ptiou was asked at the meeting of the
^council by the scavengers as to where
|fthey should dump the refuse the mayor
Isaid: "Go, on dumping up there,"
Imcaning any,place they:could find.
Iwe have
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 . .
Amber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offering at very low prices.
rancouyer Harflware Go..
^Vancouver & Nelson, B.C.
Hume  Will    Stand, if" Nominated���,
Houston Will Not. |
The representative of  The- Miner in
an interview with J. Fred  Hume yes- [
terday afternoon asked Mr. Hume what
his intentions were with regard to the!
forthcoming  elections..  He  said that
if  nominated ";by  the delegates to the
convention" whichjis to be held on June
21 he should certainly   stand, and that
if ho  were  not -nominated he would
give his entire^suppdrt to the nominee,.!
whoevei1 he ihi'ght be.    ��� ��� -..* "J
John. A. Houston, who was also1
presentrthereupon Said 'that with regard to himself he was"'' not a candi -
dato, pever had been a candidate and
did not intend to be a candidate.''
The mayor also stated that even if he
were nominated", which'lie did not
think at all likely, as he looked upon
Mr. Hume as the future candidate, he
would not accept the nomination.
! *
* DO
The secretary of the Nelson cricket
club has been notified that the Ross-
laud eleven" will arrive hi Nelson on
Friday evening. Rossland will be
represented by eleven' of the following
gentlemen: C. Hamilton, R. Grogan,
C. Pringle, A. Marsh, Bullen, Harris,
Long, Lewis, R. Sword, Rev. H.
Irwin, Durrant, Beecher, Merry, Kennedy, Oliver, Bogle and Gordon.
The committee of the -Nelson club
will meet-.this evening and selected the
el-Jveti to represent Nelson. In view
of Saturday's match it is hoped that
there will be a good attendance at tho
practice this afternoon.
Liverpool, June IS.'���In the northern lawn tennis championship contest
today at Liverpool cricket grounds
Clarence-Hobart, the American player,
niet Lieutenant Roberts in.the gentlemen's singles, aiid' Hobart won. In
the ladies'.singles Miss Sterman beat
Mrs, Hobart.
:The'election of delegates to attend
the opposition convention to be held in
Nelson on June 21 was held yesterday
at the fire hall. About 150 votes were
polled, rind the following delegates were
elected: John A. Turner, John Houston, J. Fred Hume, Fred Irvine, W.
F. Teetzel. Charles Hillyer, W. A.
Galliher. T. M. Ward, John Elliott,
H. G. Neelands, Dr. Hall, J. A. Kirkpatrick.
Principal Grant Strongly Opposes Any
Prohibition  Legislation.
Montreal, June 15.���A very stirring
discussion, took place in the Presbyterian general aseembly last night on the
report of the committee on cliureh life
and work, which included temperance
work. Aii address was presented by
the Rev. Dr. Wright of Portage La
Prairie. The .Hon. Geprge W. Ross
moved the adoption of 'the rpeort. He
expressed approval of the .deliverauqe
of the report 6ii the liquor traffic.
Principal Grant threw a. bombshell
into.' the assembly, by an energetic
speech against a clause in the report
dealing with prohibition. Speaking
with a profound sense of his responsibility, he said, ho moved that this
clause in tbe report be stricken out.
His sympathy with temperance was so
great that he did not like to oppose
even unwise and exploded methods.
Therefore he did not speak "except
���\Vhen aii issue'arose. He spoke on the
subject at the assembly of 1885 because the assembly persisted that the
Scott actwas ah effectual means. He.
had seen several such laws relegated to
the rerlm of exploded supposition, and
prophesied that such would be. the fate
of the Scott act. " "        " '
��� His prophfesy had come true ahd
the fate of* the. , Scott, act .should teach
the assembly a little moderation. The
Scott ; act had been, proved to have
bers were urged tb cast their votes on
the question. They had ; sometimes
condemned the Church df Rome for.
their solid vote, yet he thought that
certain elections had shown that these
people had voted as they thought. A
certain church had even told the government that it-was solid on this subject. He referred, to the previous deliverance of the assembly on other subjects when instrumental music, for
instance, had been denounced as un-
scriptural and the use of Amen had
been condemned.
A Confession of Faith had been held
inviolable, yet the church could not
unite without expunging the whole
section. If this were so with questions
within the churches' own region, how
much more in respect to other questions? The assembly could not take
the place of. the press, platform and
parliament without affecting its own
work. !The church, if it interfered too
prominently, would become partisan.
He objected especially to the clause in
the report: " We can have no doubt as
to where God stands on this question, '' and this was signed P. Wright.
(Great laughter.)
When Mr. Grant sat down after a
long and eloquent speech this clause of
the report was for the moment withdrawn, arid the rest of the report
carried. Ontherecommendationsof the
report coming .up, clause 5 declaring
that total legal prohibition was the
origin of all efficient temperance legislation caused Mr. Grant to move" when
emphasizing the evils of strong drink"
and adding "it was one of the worthiest aims of Christians to reduce these
evils by wise legislation. "|p|
L. R. Johnson of Fredericton gave
his experience of the prohibition laws
in New Brunswick. Several members
spoke strongly against the atittude of
Principal Grant, and Mr. Grant's
amendment was then overwhelmingly
For One Cent a Word?
You canflnda buyer for " Any
Old Thing " if you advertise.
('lamiflcd Advertisements.
.All advertisements in tbls column nre  T
lcent a.word each insertion.   Xo ad-
��  von isomonl taken for less than 25 cents.
loieroaliooa! Navigalki �� Tradieg GumpfDy
Time Card Effective May 16,1888
Subject to Change without Notice.
Old papers at The Mineii office.   25 cents
per hundred.
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply'Miner" offlco.
Gives a first-class meal for
ICE OREAM  &   CAKE   15c.
Every Afternoon.. ��� .
defeated, only ��about  a dozen supporting it.
The   assembly   adjourned   at  midnight.
Germany Will  Not  Make  the Philippines a Casus Belli,,
Washington, June 15.���The state de-.
part ment. has been officially informed
that the reports- that,' Germany
would make an issue in the Philippines are unwarranted. German ships
wonld be on hand at Manila to afford
protection to German subjects and
property, bnt Germany had not thought
of intervention. �� -
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.
kootenay Luke���Kn*t�� Boute.
Str. Koka.nek
Except Sundny. Except Sunday.
4  p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives-11   a.m.
Calling at way ports in both direction��.
Kooienay Hlver Itoutr.
Str. Nblson.
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 port* and.makes close
c hi nection* al Pilot .Hay with Stenmer Ko'.a-
ncc. Steamer may make additional trips provided business offers,
Trains to nnd rrom Blocan City. Sandon
and Sloean lake Point*.
(Sundays Excepted)
9a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.20 p.m.
Ascertain Pbfsekt
Reduced Kates East
and full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. BEER. City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
Trav. Pass. Agent,      Dist. Pass. Auent.
Nelson Vaiieouver.
Write for Klondike folder and Map.
Legislation   Passed    Sanctioning   the
.. Berthillion System in Canada.
The photographing of criminals or
of persons accused of crime has hitherto never been sanctioned by law in
Canada, although the custom has been
in vogue in all the large centers for
many years. It has often happened,
however, that violent resistance -\vas
made by those whom the police at-c
tempted to photograph,and attempts.at
identification were thus rendered difficult or were baulked completely
The Toronto police department have
received notice of the passing of a new
piece of legislation called "The Criminals ' Identification Act,'' which permits the photographing and measurement of any person ih lawful custody,
either before or after trial, and force
may belegaUy .employed if the "sitter"., jefuses^tovlw^
orders during the operation. Such
photographs or measurements may be
published without any fear of an
action for libel.
The detective department regards
the new law as a great boon.���Toronto
Going Wkst. Daily Goins East.
Leavo 8.00 a. m.   Kaslo *��� Arrive ft.50 p.m.
'"    4i.98a.in.   South Fork      "     JOop.m
"    0.36 a. ip.   Sproule's "     a. 15 p.m.
"     9.51 a, m.   Whitewater     "     2.00 p.m.
"   10.03 a.m.   Bear. Lake        "     1.48 p.m.
"   10.18a.m.   McGuigan        "     1.33pm.
" 10.38 a. m.. Cody Junction " 1.12 p.m.
Are.  10.50 a.m.  Sandon        Leave   1.00 p.m.
Arrive 11:45 a.m.
Leavo  Hits  "
Leave 11:00 a. m.   Sandon
Arrive 11:20 "       Cody
9HI G. F.ScP. A Superintendent.
Use a first class line in traveling between
Minneapolis. St. Paul and Chicago, and
the principal towns in Central Wisconsin
Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Can
Service        .        .        .        .        .
The Dining Cars are operated in the interett of
Us patrons.- the most elegant service ever
inaugural!d.   Meals are served a la Carte.
To obtain-first class service your ticket should
read via  -.....*       .        .        .
.'..*������- TH^ WISCONSIN     *
*     C^NTRAl IW$    >
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
216 Stark Street, Milwaukee. Wis.
. Portland. Ore.
%";WAR" ANP ������ ROI-UEP OATS." %
O'er earth's greatest Empire the union jack floats,
And this proudly due, to the use of kolled oats,
While war news it thunders! on the winds it flies riot,
That states' battles for freedom, are won by this diet.
With great Britain, the st.vtes and rolled oats in alliance,
To all other nations, we could bid bold defiance.
No union in Europe, onr position could mar,
If the oats be well branded, with brackman & ker.
Remember "dargai," 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 are tbe outcome, of "NATIONALMILLS"
Rolled Oats! islands rich, like thc 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, o
That country wilh^lionor, had guarded the Maine,
Then proclaim with loud timbrels, and sound it afar,
B. & K. National Oats, will an end put to war.
ASK FOB..". . .
Brackman & Ker's "NATIONAL"
Brand Rolled Oats
and take no other.
A. B. GRAY, - Kootenay Agent.
du P. O. BOX 6i, NELSON, B. C.
8. 8. Internal tonal.
Leaves Kaslo at 3.30 a. 'm. every day except
Sunday, calling at all way points.
t Connects at Five Mile Point with S. F.&N.
tram at 8.-15 a. in., arrives Nelson at 7.20 a. m.
Leaves Nelsou at 4:30 pm.,connecting at Five
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 ltirer 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 ii. in., touching at all way points. Connects at Bonner's Ferry with Q. N. trains.
Leaves Eonher's Ferry at 2 p. m.on Sunday.
W edncsdav aud Friday, arriving at Kaslo 1 p.
m. next day.
Close connection with East Kootenny point
via JenninKS and Bonncr.s Ferry.
r. r*. ���     ��.��- ALEXANDER. 0��n. Mgr.
P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.
Spokane Falls A.
Northern R*y,
Nelson  d. Fort
Sheppard Ryy.
Red Mountain RV.
The only all rail route without change
���of can between Nelson and Bossland and
Spokane and Bossland.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leave 6-20 a,m. "KELSON Arrive 5.35 p-m.
"   12:05 "   BOSBL'D    "  11:20   "
"    8.30am.SrGKANE   "   310 p.m.
Train that leaves Nelson nl.620am.
makes close comix cHons ut Spuktine for
all Pacific Coast F��>it:ts
PhHHeitffers for Kettle Itiveruud Boand-
ary Creek, connect Ht Mat run withStace
..TlYfi   UONDAY  NOV.   22,   1897
P.M.    P.M.    P.M. P.M.    P.M.    P.M.
No. 5 No. 3 No. 1 No. 2 No. 4 No.
8:15 9.-00.. KOBSON.. .8:00 2:30
500    2:00   10:00... TRAIL...7.-W   12:55    1:15
3:15   11:15.ltOrfSLAND.C-00  12:00 ni.
No's. 1 ond 2 connect with C. P. R. nviin lino
steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at
No's, 3 nnd 1 are local trains bet ween Trail
and ltosslund.
No's. 5 and 6 are local trains between Trail
and Robson.   No. 6 connects with train No.
(rom Rossland.
All trains daily.
F. V. GUTKUl.'S. Gen. Supt.
Steamship lines
* ,    w From Montreal
Lake VVinnipctr^Beavcr Line Juno 15
Lake Huron���Ben ver Line... .June 22
From New York,
Majestic���White. Star Line  .June 15
Germanic���White Star Line June 22
^.truria���Cunard Line .June 11
�����.    -���Miiia-Cunard Line. ...June 18
From Montreal
vorkshii-t.-  "-"minion Line June 11
���L��ui-*ujfci:"i���Doi..^-'on Line June 18
uiurcniia-.   ������."���in  ~.'-i... Junell
Parisian���Allan ��_:-> June 18
Cabin, $45.00, $50. $<*i, ��'-'. Sis-    ���*1 upwarta.
Intermediate, $34.00 a.-d up��. -���
Steerage. $22.50 and upwards.
Passengers ticketed through to all pointo in
iGreat-Britain^or^lreland.andat spcciall f low=^
rates to aU parts of the European conti nent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all pom tt.
Apply to GEO.   S.  1JEER.   C.P.R.  T eke.
Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STin ,
554)   General Agent, C.P.R. Otlices, Winnipeg.
It to the Hont Modern la Kqnlpm-rnf.
It to the Heavlent Balled Hue.
It hpa ��� Rock-ltaUut Koadbed.
It CreanettHe 8m4 lle��aerta.
It Ja ihe Only Une ������������!���(  L*xnrt*w
ciab teem tarn.
It to Koted far the t'oarteny at tta Employes.
It to the Only Une Serving Meal* oa the
ill Carte Ttaa.
Attractive Tours daring 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. & S. Ry., C. Sc K.
S. Nav. Co., N & F. S. Ry., or
C. G. WIXO.V, General Agent,
Spokane, Wash.
F. I. WMTOF.Y, li. P. A T. A.,
1 51 raal, Mlaa.
At ^r:.VJ', iJ.vfl!MW3��3f*'','-Wa OTsnwf.fs-st��*Hp�� .*- iwaawsfs *s*s*'M'*��M9i����es'
the miner, Thursday, june 16
Western Affairs Occupy the
tioii of Legislators.
Ottawa,     June    S.���Much   of     the
time   of  parliament  has   again,   this
week, heen occupied by the   affairs  of
the -west.    So tremendous  is   the   impetus   of   dcvelpoment   in   our   great
prairie provinces and the  vast  golden
land of promise beyond the mountains,
that the   stages   of  progress  must  be
marked   by   months    aud not,   as   in
most national  movements,   by  years.
The legislative needs of these  glorious
sections  of  our   heritage   are  correspondingly great, and consume   a  very
large, proportion  of  the   time of  our
law-makers.    It is  certainly a matter
of much congratulation that  tho   gov-
enrment just   now   is  in the hands of
progressive men, who are fully alive to
the requirements of   the   country  and
prepared to keep thoroughly abreast of
the   times, making  all   necessary provision for tho needs of  tho hour while
ever mindful of   tho interests of  other
portions of tho  Dominion.    According
to the statement made on  Tuesday   in
the house, (hero arc   now   2!]9  officers
aud   men   in  active   service,   on   the
Yukon police  forco, and these are dis
tvibutcd over a vast extent of couutry,
guarding   the   lives   and  property  of
probably   40,000     adventurous   spirits
who have braved the dangers of   pion
cer sub-arctic  life   for   the chances of
wresting fortune from the iron grip of
the ice king.    While the cost   of placing the police   in   the field and maiur
trailing-them is   very great, the  work
has  been done with a promptness and
effectiveness that has won  encomiums
on all hands,and none have more readily accorded crcidt  to  the authorities,
for the ability shown in   meeting conditions of   exceptional  exigency   than
those American citizens who form the
greater proportion of  Jthe new population in the north, and  who  recognize
the  vast  difference   in the governing
methods in force on the   two  sides  of
the boundary line.
The practice, which is yearly becoming more general, of marking in the recurring anniversaries of national
events by an appropriate demonstration simple in character, but effective
in its teaching, is one that should receive cveiy encouragement. In a
young couutry like Canada, it is most
desirable that the rising generation
should be thoroughly grounded in those
great incidents of the past which have
controlled the destiny of their land
and the fortunes of its people, and that
they should also bo taught the lessons
derived from the study of the lives of
those great men in our history which
have been devoted to their country's
Thus the growing custom of flying
the school house-flag, not only on public holidays but on other national anniversaries and decorating the graves
of the country's heroes,whether of war
or peace, should be iu every way encouraged. ,*; The memory of the great
departed is a national heritage, and
never has that proof been better exemplified than in the universal homage
paid to the memory of the empire's
greatest commoner whose mortal remains were laid to rest in the national
mausoleum ten days ago. So, too, in
Canada, the tribute paid to the memory
of one of the Dominion's greatest sons
on the seventh anniversary last Monday of his death was fitting and
proper. Probably loss than half the
people of Canada agreed with the policy of Sir John Macdonald during his
reign as premier, or at least only on
rare occasions did he receive the actual
majority of ^he popular vote, but
even those most opposed to his
methods concede his right to rank as a
devoted son of the Dominion and pay
homage to his memory accordingly.
It is a distinct misfortune that many
conserfativc papers have failed, to
graso the true purport of the demonstration referred to, but profess to see
therein a direct political significance.
So after all the fuss and disturbance
ofthe Drummoncl railway "scandal"
investigation the opposition has funked
the whole business and asks to have
the report of the committee laid over
forjdiscussion" until-^the" nextsessionr
The flimsiest kind of-an excuse is
given for this request,���namely, that so
many members have gone home���in
the face of the terrific charges made
against the government it was the first
duty of the conservative members to
stand by their guns till the last shot
was fired. Doubtless the opposition
will be glad to quietly lay away the
remains, of this latest fiasco with many
other dead issues they have striven to
lash into life this session.
The senate has adopted the amendment to the franchise bill which the
commons refused to adopt, namely,
that proposed by Sir Charles Tupper
providing for a final appeal to a county
judge by thoso claiming the right to
bo on the voters' list in Manitoba,
Nova Scoita and New Brunswick.
Thero is small likelihood of tho lower
house accepting this, and the government has mado it pretty clear that
without the new franchise act on the
statute book there will be no plebiscite
this year. Thus the matter stands at
present, and it looks as if something
will have to give way in the near
The story  revealed  by the report of
the Crow's Nest Pass  commission is
one  of  the'   darkest   pages  in  recent
Canadian history, and it  is well  that
the commons  has  shown such unhesitating determination to sift the unsav-
* ory scandal  to the bottom and bring
home  guilt  to the right parties.    Too:
often it happens that the   real offenders escape while the  seeming culjjiftts
suffer.    For the credit of  Canaddfit is
to be sincerely hoped that in this.*case,
which  has  attracted such wide attention, the  government will hew to  the
line.let the chips fall where they may.
Eeplying to speakers   on both sides of.
the  house who   demanded prompt attention to the revelations contained in
the   report,   Sir Wilfred   Laurier   declared that  the  government   had  the
matter well in hand and would not
hesitate one moment to perform the
duty that devolved upon it. With this
the country may in the meantime rest
content, for the people realize that the
government today is one that carries
out an undertaking when once made.
Lord  Selborne [Predicts  a  War  Over
Chinese   Interests.
London, June 15.���The Earl of Sel-
borne, under secretary-for the colonies,
addressing the Conservative association at Brampton this evening said
that the approachment of England and
America was "a work fitting Lord
Salisbury to a place in the country's
annals. I know of no other achievement, '' said Lord Selborne, '' that will
tend more to the benefit of tho human
race. Yet three years ago Lord Salisbury was denounced for knuckling
down to America, just as he is now
denounced for a weak-kneed Chinese
policy. Let the country have patience.
Tlie Chinese question is only at its beginning. If we wish to preserve our
commercial rights and privileges in
China intact, we must bo prepared for
a land war on a large scale.''
Thc ex-Mayor of Vancouver Will
Ba Burried Here.
Victoria, June 15.���The steamer
Queen from the north, which camo in
today, reports that the body of ex-
Mayor Cope of Vancouver" has been
buried close to where, it was recovered
from Shallow lake. Tbe undertaker
who wont up to prepare it for sending
to the coast, finding decomposition too
far advanced, concluded to leave the
body there..
The river steamer Casca, according
to news received here today from the
Stickeen, was thrown against the walls
of the canyon as she was retunring to
Wrangel on her first trip. Her stern
was smashed and a big piece of her
guard was broken off. She was being
repaired when the steamer left
Wrangel, and it was expected that she
would be able to resume .work in a
few days.
Vienna, June 15.���This morning the
eleventh round of the international
chess tournament was begun. The
players were paired as follows: Jano-
wski against Blackburne, Schiffers
against Schowalter, Tarrasch against
Schlechter, Alapin against Marco,
Walbrodt against Steinitz, Burn against
Maroczy, Trenchard against Halprin,
Baird a bye. Caro and Lipke drew,
Janowski and Blackburne drew,
Schiffers and Schowalter adjourned,
Tarrasch beat Schlechter, Alapin boat
Marco, Walbrodt and Steinitz adjourned, Burn and Maroczy adjourned.
Trenchard. and Halprin drew, and
Tschigorin beat Pillsbury; ,-
between Medicine Hat and the later
place certainly marks an epoch in the
advancement of the west, and is a matter worthy of more than commonplace
notice. When you look back over the
past ten years Of steady progress in this
portion of western Canada and note
the different stages in the onward
march, you cannot help but feel that
there is much in store for this part of
Canada, that it is, in fact, "all
right.'' Iu this particular instance
you go back to the old days of the
mounted police, when Fort Walsh and
Fort MacLeod were real points of in-'
terest and centers of civilization inthe
west. Then came the C. P. R. railway, and with it the freighting of
goods between Medicie Hat and MacLeod over what is now called the
"MacLeod trail" with its associations
connected with the handling of'' string
teams," etc, by such well known
characters as "Four Jack Bob" Ever-
son, Henry Mounce and others. Another era was marked by the handling
of freight and passengers by the river
boats running hetween Lethbridge and
Medicine Hat. Here it might be mentioned that it is a singular coincidence
that in the same week in which traffic
was inaugurated over this portion of
the Crow's Nest Pass railway these old
river boats were offered for sale on the
North Saskatchewan river, evidently
after their usefulness in that part of
the world had departed. Following
the river steamer era came the building of the Gait narrow gauge railway
between here and Lethbridge, which'
served as an inlet and outlet for the
district of southern Alberta.
Then came the purchase of the line
by the Canadian Pacific railway and
the broa1!-gauging of the line to Lethbridge, a move wliich, although put
through four or five years ago, was even
then figured on as a link in the chain
of road which it was seen would some
day be necessary to j>ut through the
Crow's Nest Pass and into the mining
regions of British Columbia. The
rapid and substantial devlopment of
the Kootenays east and west, is a matr
ter of so recent history as to make its
repeating unnecessary. This is also
true of the passing of the Crow's Nest
Pass railway bill in the house of commons and the subsequent undertaking
of the work of construction by,the C
P. R., which brings us down to the
The line between Medicine Hat con?
stitutes the first section of the Crow's
Nest Pass railway, and its opening for
traffic is a matter of importance in the
history of the west. Some people are
sanguine enough to look forward to
the time when the Crow's Nest Pass
railway will form a short line tothe
coast. But that is a matter for the
progress of the future to work out.
We are living in the present, and it is
full of promise for the west.���Medicine
Hat News.
Kirkpatrick & 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 $dded to as needed.
Kirkpatrickand Wilson,BAKER STREET
Madrid, June 15.���A despatch received here from Captain General
Augusti, dated Manila, June 6, says:
The situation continues critical. The
enemy surround the town. I have had
our lilies drawn closer around the city,
and strengthened at intervals by
trenches. Communication is still cut
off. I expect General Monet with reinforcements, but I have no news from
him. Tho white population of the suburbs, fearing they will be massacred
by the rebels and preferring the risk
of bombardment, have entered the
fortified part of town and will assist
in its defense. I do not know when
the bombardment will commence.
Washington, June 15.���Adjutant
General Corbin tonight received from
Major General Merritt the'official announcement of theldeparture of the
second expedition from San Francisco
to the Philippines. The total number
of officers and men in tne expedition is
3540. This with Jhe 2600 who are en
route to Manila will give Adniinll
Dewey a supporting force of more than
6000 well armed, well equipped and
well seasoned regulars.
June 15.���At Brooklyn���Brooklyn 6,
New York 1.   ���   ,,
At Chicago���Chicago 4, St. Louis 0.
At Cleveland���Cleveland 8, Pittsburg 4.
At Boston���Boston  12, Philadelphia
C.     ' ���'     ;
At Louisville���Louisville 1, Cincinnati 5.
At Baltimore���Baltimore 8, Washington 1.
London, June 15.���The admiralty
court has awarded the Warren line
steamer Roman ��15,000 for salvage in
saving the trans-Atlantic liner La
Champagne, which she picked up at
sea disabled on February 28 and towed
into Halifax.
Distinction for a Citizen of London-
Knight Commander of the .Bath.
The Advertiser has the following
reference to the noted scientist, Dr.
John Murray, who has recently received the honor of knightnood: "It
will interest very many of his old associates in this city to learn tbat Dr.
John Murray, F. R: S., LL. D., the
famous scientist, has received the
the honor of knighthood. In the recent
list of birthday honors we find that
our former fellow-townsman has been
designated a K. C. B., Knight Commander of the Bath.
The distinction has been well earned
by Dr. Murray, who is today in the
front rank of British scientific authorities. Sir John Murray is a native
Canadian, having been born in Co-
bourg in 1841. When a boy he came
to this city with his parents and received his education inthe old Central
school here. Then he was apprenticed
to Robert Reid (now collector of customs), but being of a decidedly studious disposition he forsook commercial
life and went to Edinburgh university,
where hie entered ou<�� brilliant career
as a scholar and investigator. - He was
naturalist on board Her Majesty's ship
the great sea basins from 1872 to 1876.
Then he was appointed on the staff
selected to undertake the publication
of the scientific results of the Challenger expedition.
The editing of this great work occupied Dr. Murray's attention from 1876
to 1882. A proof that he had a kindly
remembrance for his old home was
supplied by the savant when he sent
the complete set of volumes of this
most important literary and artistic
production to the London Free
Library, through his old and esteemed
employer, Mr. Reid. Sir John is a
brother-in-law of Mr. Archibald Mac-
pherson of this city. We congratulate
Sir John Murray on his achievement
and on the deserved honors which
have come to him, not only from Her
Majesty, but previously from the Emperor of Germany. We cau assure
him that none are more hearty in
their felicitations with him than his
old schoolmates -and acquaintances in
his old Canadian home. "���The Toronto Globe.
Ottawa, Juue 15.���George Moir. the
well known organizer for the conservative party, died here last night as the
result of an attack of meningitis.
Madrid, June 15.���The Spanish foreign minister has ordered Lieutenant
Carranza and Senor Du Bosc to leave
Crow's Nest Pass Railway Completion
Marks an Epoch.
The completion of the Crow's Nest
Pass railway from Lethbridge to MacLeod and the running of regular trains
Waff Paper,      Sporting Goods,
���   Hammocks,   ���
Cameras, ,    Kodaks,
Photographic SuDPfies.
That everything you BUY here
is GUARANTEED. If not as
represented return and your
money will be cheerfully
funded. .*. .*. .\
P.O. Store
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P��i|||fg ready mixed and dry.
Boiled and Raw LlIISeed   OH,
Varnishes, White Lead
Paint and Varnish Brushes
Builders' Hardware
Telephone ai.   Prompt Delivery
Miners' Supplies
Gam&fe & O'Reiffu
(ivif Engineers,
Provinciaf Land Surveyors
Real Estate and dencral Agent* '
Financial and insurance Agent*
Notaries Public, pte.
e have for sale the  following
Valuable Property.
Yes, but we don't" advertise
prices,   as  we   lose
doing so.
money by
List and Prices on
at our Office.
Call and see our full list of property for sale in  "Hume":
and "A" Additions 1
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
QamWe & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street, NELSON, B. Cl
jmm * mmm mmu gqwftosj
All Communications relating to British Columbia busines$|
to be addressed to P.. O. Prawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
J. RopERicK Robertson,
TIGfeneral Manager
S. S. Fowler, IS. M.,
Mining Engineer
Repaired. Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
and Dyed by the New Process at
Reasonable Prices,
STEVENS, The tatter.    ���-*
Room 9. Hiixybb But., NE-USON.
P. S.���Ladies' Wool Dress Goods Sponged
before Making Up.
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to
Tbe Nelson Planing IUI
Thomson Stationery Co.
In stock,l,000,000ft.of Flooring, Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
Notice of ipplieation for Liquor License.
TAKE NOTICE that I. Alex A. McDonald,
will apply to the Gold Commissioner ot
West Kootenay, B. C, thirty days after date,
tor a license to sell liquor by retail at my hotel,
located at Brooklyn, opposite Deer Park in the
West Kootenay district
alex a. Mcdonald.
Dated at Nelson, B. C, this Mth day of June,
1898. 911
Several Houses to  rent.    Propert|
for sale in all parts of the  c
Accountant    Work.       Stent
graphy     and      Type-Writin|
done on shortest notice.
(ADM. MFIME*. M Min. Assoc. Cornwall)
Opposite Phair Hotel,
P. O. BOX 58;
Extended experience in Chile and Gerhvl
South Africa.. Assays and analysis of ora
Reports and valuations on mineral propcrtij
Underground surveying and mine plans ke
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Twenty years' experience in mining.
Thorough knowledge of mines of
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