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 Daily Edition, No. 8.
Nelson,  British Columbia) Wednesday Morning;' May i8,   1898.
Eighth Year
Just
A shipment of the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
FOR LADIES
Come Early and Secure a Pair.
LILLIE'S  SHOE  HOUSE
ti&S-ft
WEST BAKER STREET.
Fred Irvine & Co.
36   BAKEE  STEEBT
HW'MM.
NO HEWS OF MOVEMENTS OF FLEET
GIVEN OUTBY TEE DEPARTMENT. ""'"""
Tbe Admlahiratlon Urged le llanlen tke
Cawpalgn.-Spaaigh fteaerve Fleet
Beady for fea.-Hepoiricd Battle off
Tortagaa.-gpanhli Fleet -Dodging
.. About the. Clair ef Mexico u*| cat*'
rlbbeau rfeu.���SpiinMi Trickery.
DRY GOODS B00T6 and SHOES
' OENTS FURNISHINGS
Our Stock of High Class Dry Goods is now complete in all
departments and we invite special inspection to
our Dress Goods Department of
Summer Flirsfins, Lawn6P Grenadines # Organdies
69S9S9SSS96S69S9S9S9SS694"^44S9S9S96d$96969S969S96969
of Havana harbor, ia the hope that a
tc)rpedo.l)o..t or some small craft, of the
bloc! ailing force would crash into it
and sink,., As wires were noticed around
the iron rails on the schooner,- Commander Todd -believed that the Spanish tpap also contained explosives. He
therefore ijred,lying off a considerablp
distance, and his Rims sent her to the
bottom.      '���""'���-       : 1
CflASfciD liY SPANIARDS.
A Messenger from Gen. Gomex Ite>-cu--d
by nn American Gnu Boat,
01
tax: W.  E. GLADSTONE'S DEATH
ONLY A QUESTION OF
HOURS.
I
INVESTI3ATI0N     ,0F      CHARGES
AGAINST  THE   LANDS   AND
WORKS DEPARTMENT.
; An Important Oeelnfan by 4n��tlce Pwfce
'   Regarding Employment of Cbtuese
trndergrownd.���Hold* tliat Ibe Aet nt
Ibe Vrtllib Columbia jLegMature fa
not f lira Tires.
1 statutes B. C, 1897, and tbe act there referred to is the same us Die above mentioned statute. The fall court haviug
considered .tbe question of jurisdiction
nnd having arrived at the conclusion that
tbe restriction os to the employment- of
Chinese below ground is within tbe pop-
stitntional powers of the provincial leg-
iriafare,and ieriot.nltra nresr Althougfi
I may- not* be bound ' by ."the opinion
therein expressed-, it only remains for me
to give judgment in accordance witb that
opinion and I prefer to hold tbat the employment., of Chinese laborers below
ground is an infraction ot section 4 of
tbe 'coal mines regulation and'is contrary
to law aod that tbe law -was one within
tbe power of the provincial legislature to
pass and I adopt tbe reasons given by
the full court and make'tbe same part of
my judgment. > As tbis is a friendly. action in order to raise tbe question tor soother tribunal, I make no order as to
costs,"
SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATED
Viotoria, B. 0., May 17.���Tbe inquiry
nto tbe charges against the administra-
ion of tbe Lands and Works department
opened today before Mr. Justice Walkem,
he commissioner.
Mr. Graham, editor of the Times, was
balled upon to give the source of the in-
prmation upon which he bad made the
barges leading   to tbe   inquiry.-    He
tamed first, Mr. Prank G.   Richards,
>nce an employee of the depart ment and
;are  a statement -attributed   by My.
lichards to Mr. R. F. Tolmie, nowof
-Telsoo,' reflecting on tbe surveyor-general, Mr. Graham.   He also named as
rarces of information, Mr.G. E. Jorgen-
|en, formerly of the department; Mr. T.
Sorby, architect of thia city, and Mr.
Ioba Jardine, a painter of Victoria, Who
as had. a dispute with the department
bout a painting contract The other
dtnesses will be called before the com-
lissioner.
. In the action of Brydon vs. tbe Union
Colliery Co. Mr. Justice Drake has hand-
down bis judgment, holding that the
Imployment of Chinamen, under ground
I contrary to law, as follows: '
"The defendants in this action contend
lat section 4 of the coal mines regulations act, being chapter 138, of the revised
jtatutes 1898, as far ae it affects the em-
loyment of Chinese underground, is
lltra vires.
The same question was argued before
lefull court, upon a reference to that
rart under the supreme court reference
pt 1891, which is now found in section
of the supreme   court   act, revised
Further Aid Granted to tbe New West-
.minister Bridge Project.
Victoria, B. C.,Mayl7.���Tbe provincial
legislature yesterday passed tbe
supplementary estimates atter a brief
discussion. A bill was introduced to
grant further aid to tbe New ..Westminster bridge project by making an annual
subsidy payable in 12 years instead of
10 years as provided for in the aet of
1894.	
A CONSCRIPTION ORDER
By  General Blanco to  Increase  his
Army���Provisions dear at Havana.
17���The
Kingston, . Jamaica, May
Cuban' provincial government has directed insurgent sympathizers not to
try to evade the garrison cities. General Blanco has issued a" conscription
order, forcing into the ranks of the
volunteers all males from 15 to45 years
of age.
Refugees,- who arrived here by the
French steamer Hilton from Havana,
and who have been since released from
quarantine, say that the Cubans of
Havana are joining the volunteers by
hundreds. Spain is, thus arming
enemies ready to rise and at an opportune time to desert. The Spaniards of
Havana have asked for continual
police force for the purpose of spying
out Cuban sympathizers and causing
their arresb. Eggs thfere were ten
cents each j meat was fifty cents per
pound; and "flour 30 cents per pound,
when the steamer-left on May 7.
Washington, Msy 17���The official baJ-
letin boards today, .failed \o jield any
news of any movements-of, tbe three
fleets, Sampson's, Schley'sand the Spanish flying squadron, and there is reason
to believe lhat the war department itself,
has received no. information on that
point   The department .officials are. be-
r '        ' y   '** ,  *     r
ginning.to show a little. sensitiveness to
criticism in the to atter of delay in engng-
iug the Spanish fleet, 0 >naciou3 as tbey
nre that tbey have made all dispatch
compatible with due regard for tbe safety
of American ports, lis well as of the lives
of tbe crews ' of American warships.
Every day thsre is talk of a ohnnge in
the naval plans, brought about by some
movement of the.Spanisb squadron, but
wbat the latest phase ofthe campaign is,
nobody, ontBide of the member* of the
war. board, is competent' to. say. The
Wtmeiwprmmio^
ticular effort ia ttflBe mede jtis^now :tb,
pursue the Spaniards, so toog-\ag~tbey
keep, within the ooDfines ot the, gulf of
Mexico and the Carribean sea, but7 that
Sampson ond Schley in combination will
encircle the island of Cabs,,maintain the
blockade, and oo'nvey troops across the
Florida straits if necessary; meanwhile
simply keeping a watch on the Spanish
flying squadron, to Bee tbat it does not
do mischief to the American fleet or es
cape into the Atlantic to attack American
seaboard cities.   :
By thia plan the military and naval officials might be able to silenoe the rather
severe oritioiaras, that are being expressed
because of delays in opening the military
campaign in Cuba itself. Considerable
pressure has come upon tbe administration trom congressional quarter* to have]
tbe campaign hastened and there are
thought to be sighs bf af' rtfrutoption of
the plans.of the tnilitiiry Jleaders, fo? the
the invasion of Cuba, at tha^poipt- where
they were suddenly suspended by tbe announcement ofthe arrival qf the Spanish
flying squadron at Martibiqtie.' One
sign ot this was the inclusion inthe regular army orders, of ajdirection to Captain
Alger to go to Tampa to join General
Miles. At the army headquarters there
were no signs of immediate departure,
bnt, after all. in view of .the fact that,
three times at least', everything has been
prepared for a tnotetnent} to Tampa, it
may be presumed "that everything is in
tbe trains for departure at short notice,
without any open mahifeations of preparations.. '���
Key Wes*, .May 17���Another commission from General Gomez, tbe - insurgent
commander in chief; arrived at Key West
today. John' F. Jovs, a former U. 8. vice
consul "aVSagna laGrauda.woa landed by
an American gnu boot on the coast of
Cuba, about two days ago. He was
picked up yesterday afternoon after- an
exciting experience with a Spanish gun
boat which tbe American gun boats had
chased into-her-harbor.' Mr. Jova t>uc-
ceeded in reaching the oamp of 'General
Gomez, and jn bringing back dispatches
from the hitter to "Commodore'Watson.
He reports tbat General Gomes and several thousand troops with bim are in the
best of spirits and are hopeful of the
speedy ending of the present situation.
Mr. Jova also reports tbat Spanish troops
are going westward, keeping near the
cities. He. made pert of- tbe journey
along tbe coast in a small, boat and was
being chased by a Spanieb gunboat when
the American! gun boat hove in sight*
���pgland'-* ��raad Old Man ��radaalljr
Slaking la the Crave.-rarUalljr Un-
eaamelena aad Delirious but lo no
linger la Pal a.
A REPORTED BATTLE.
Port ou Prince. May 17���A great sen
sation was caused here.to-day by the arrival ot the military. commander ot the
isle of Tortnga, off the coast of Hayti and
due north olPort De Paix, near the en-
trance of tha Windward passage, who
fb^^t Wort *d tto Hay^
ment of what is-believed to have .been 0
naval engagement on  Sunday.  - Tbe
oommaedent reached Port De Paix from
the Isle of Tortnga ia a canoe.  He reported to the war oflioe that throughout
the whole of Sunday a very persiateot
cannonading bad been heard eaat ot the
city and from its duration and |inten��ity*
there was a strong presumption that a
very serious action,was Jin progress.  A
thick tog at tbe time made it impossible
to distinguish any yeaselg tbat might he
engaged. ���*
SPANISH RESERVE FLEET.
Hawarden. May 17, 3 p.m.���An official
bUlletiu just issued says:  "Mr. Glad-,
fcto'ne has taken a turn for the worse, and
death is expected within 24 hours."
Hawarden, May 17���6 p.m.���Mrs. Gladstone remains at the patient's bedside:
The attending physician said this evening : "It is a Btrange fact that wben ad-
dressed in English, Mr. Gladstone murmurs a few words in French." He has
had very serious attacks of tbe heart
since yesterday evening, and there has
been an altogether very rapid failure.
He lies partially unconscious, is delirious,
and, what id medically called " the
ohenged stroke in breathing," has set in.
He is no longer in pain.
Hawarden, May 18, 1245 a.m.���Mr.
Gladstone is still sleeping and the family are arranging for the night watch.
RUSSIA   BUYING   GOLD.
Another. Indication of the Political
- Wind.
London. May 17.���The St. James Ga-
mk-W-io itt flnannial grtialft jeeterday.
afternoon, aaad: "Russia today is said
to bave completed tbe purchase of tbe
whole ofthe recent arrivals ot gold from
the Cape. Snob a transaction is exceptional oa a considerable time bos elapsed
ginoe Russia entered tbe English market.
With a new buyer, in addition to tbe
United States, gold shortly will be higher.
Rus��ia paid 77a 9%d, but it tbe United
States 'demands had not temporarily
ceaaed, it is questionable if tbe price
would not haye been above 77s 10d. It
is thought that Russia will buy frequently hereafter. It so, it will be another
indication ot the political wind.
PISASJROUS COLLISION.
' Madrid, May 17���A despatch fro��
Cadiz announces that a reserve fleet composed ot one flrat claaa battleship, two
armored cruisers and two torpedo destroyers will be ready tor the sea thia
week.
SPANISH FLEET PODGJNG.
British Steamer Sunk with Twelve of
tbe crew.
MORE SPANISH; TRICKERY.
Curacao, Bf ay 17���The Spanish fleet - it
now supposed to be off the coast of Venezuela or off the coast of Colomjx).. Only
a portion of the fleet #aa allowed to enter this harbor to obtain provisions, cattle and coal wbicb bad been purchased
here. Confirmation was obtained of the
report tbat the Spanish left one of their
torpedo boats at Fort de;Franoe, island, of
Martinique. ��
WATCHING  FOR  THE   OREGON.
Key West, May 17.^-The United
States cruiser, Wilmington, Commander Todd,�� when about 30 miles
east of Havana yesterday, fired four
shells into a Spanish trap in the shape
of a derelect.sinking it j and thus-doing
away with another piece1 of Spanish
trickery. The c-bmmander 'of ; the
Wilmington had* been warned by the
dispatch ' boats of some dangerous
wreckage floating about the spot named and the cruiser steanied in that
direction to investigate the reports.
An old Spanish schooner with her
deck loaded with rails, rusty iron, car-
wheels, etc,, closely packed together,
was found floating in the track of
torpedo and despatch boats; The iron
laden schooner was evidently s'ent out
. Liverpool, May   17���The   Norwegian
steamer Klondike from Antwerp, was
docked here today with ber bows badly
damaged.   Tbe captain reports that Saturday night off Point Lynas, the northern
ooaat of Waler, hiB vessel was in collision
witb the British steamer Benholm, bound
for Cardiff.   Tbe captain says the Ben-
holm waa so badly damaged she soon
foundered, and that 12 of her crew, including the master, went down with her.
Nine of those on board the Benholm were
rescued and brought.to   Liverpool on
board the Klondike.
BASEBALL SCORES.
New York, May 17���Advices from the
West Indies indicate that the Spanish
squadron are watching for the United
States battleship." Oregon, which will
likely pass close to these islands.
"REMEMBER THE MAINE"
To be Printed on Crackers to be Eaten
by American Soldiers.
St. Louis, Mo., May 17.���Cspt. Duval,
of the United States Commissary department has made contracts with local
bakeries for 610,000 pounds of army
crackers. This is equal to about 30,G30
barrels of flour. On eaoh cracker is to
be printed the words, "Remember the
Maine." ; '   ' . ' '.:"'    ,-
Bemember Silverton and the beauty of
Slocan lake. Special trip at half fare
May24tb.-
Baseball at Chicago, May 17.���Chicago
13, Clew land 6.
At Pittsburg,���Pittsburg 6, St Louis 0.
At Boston���Boston 12, Brooklyn 0.
At Philadelphia���1st game, Baltimore
9, Philadelphia 5. Second game, Baltimore 16, Philadelphia 2.
At New York���lat game, New York 9,
Washington 3. Second game, New York
11, Washington 10.
RE-NAMING AMERICAN    SHIPS.
^
Washington, May 17.���Two of the
big tugs bought by the navy
department from private parties
were christened to-day; the
Hortense becoming the Takoma, and
the William H. Brown becoming the
Piscataqua. The naval register promises to include some odd names, for
only recently the private yacht Pelica ���'������
wos re-baptised by the uncouth name
of Uncannoomuck. THE MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1898.
*���
%\xt gixntx.
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be accompanied by the name and address
of the writer, not necessarily tor publication, but as evidence of good faith.'
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Subscriptions invariably in advance.
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NELSON. B. C.
C.P.R. for tbe district, cannot fail to
benefit largely by the operations of
the company and the opening up of
new mineral districts tributai-y to the
city.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
TO ADVERTISERS.
Copy for Change* of Advertisement must
be In the Office by 4 o'clock p.m.-to
Insure change.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 18.
CIVIC GOVERNMENT.
In an article in the Miner of yesterday morning  headed- ���' Civic owner-
sif ship of franchises" we   ieferred*   ^6
. Glasgow as " perhaps the best govern-
i*>. il; ed city in the  world."   Following up
our remarks on the subject the following from the American Magazine of
Civics, a journal devoted exclusively
to civic government will prove of interest :
" The leading and most commendable feature of the management of
public affairs is the principle of the
sinking fund, which is applied to every
enterprise or business in which the
municipality, is interested. Whatever
debts it has are on the sure and safe
road to liquidation by the automatic
operation of the sinking fund device.
By this means the city of Glasgow
will, inside of 50 years, furnish free
water to its citizens ; give them the
best electric lights free; electric or
water power at cost; allow them to
ride on its electric road at the nominal
fare of 2 cents for any distance, and
furnish to all free use of a magnificent
publio library. .    .* ";'; -
The city affairs are managed by
business men with the same prudence
with which they would manage their
own affairs; tbe tquestion of party
politics enters into no local election,
and it seems to be tbe object of the
municipality to administer the city's
finances in an economical way, to im*
prove the public healh in its physical
and moral basis, and to give brightness and the possibility of happiness
to civil life. Its success in all these
bas been so marked as to command
tbe admiration of tbe civilized world
and to gain for itself the appellation of
the best governed city on the face of
the globe."
Some idea of the extent of the ��� British Empire may be gained from the
fact that it is 53 times the size of
France, 52 times that of Germany,
three and a half times that of the United
States, thrice the size of Europe, with
treble the population of Russia. It
extends over 11,000,000 square miles,
occupies one fifth of the globe, con*
tains one fifth of the human race or
350,000,000 people, embraces four
continents, 10,000 islands, 500 promon
tories and 2000 rivers,
Nei Goods at Teetzel's Drag store
Purses, Razor Straps and Fishing"
Tackle, Large Assortment. Prices
Right.     .'.     .*.     .*.     .*.    v.     .-.
W,E TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, BC,
DRUGS AND ASSAY SUPPLIES.
WEST KOOTENAY
BUTCHER COflPAN��
The cable dispatches tbis morning
announce that the last illness of Hon.
W. E. Gladstone, England s great
commoner, is rapidly nearing an end
and that it is now only a question of
hours with the dying statesman. The
whole civilized world has tor the paat
few weeks been looking anxiously, and
sympathetically towards Hawarden,
where the life of one of the grandest
characters the world has ever seen was
Slowly, but surely ebbing.away.   His
���' 'b
death will leave England and the world
poorer, but vastly better for his having lived.
The Anaconda Standard say: "The
bravery of the Spaniards at Manila
who preferred death to surrender is
receiving many favorable press notices.
If the rest of thd Spaniards will kindly
keep the thing up, mankind will esteem
it a personal favor."
CROW'S NEST PASS.
R.   Balfour   Describes  tbe Geological
.Formation Along the Route.
CANADIAN PACIFIC
EXTENSIONS.
The Canadian Pacific railway company appear to have at last awakened
to the great possibilities of the
Kootenay country, and the important
part which improved transportation
facilities must play in the development
of its mineral resources, To no otber
part of their vast railway system are
they directing so^ much attention at
the present time as to {the branches
traversing the Kootenay country.
Their operations in this vicinity during the coming summer will ;be on a
gigantic scale. The.Crow's Nest Pass
railway is being pushed ahead as
rapidly as the work can possibly, be
done; the Robson Penticton extension
is assured and work will commence at
an early date, and the Trail-Rossland
branch will be made standard gauge.
Besides this, temporary arrangements
have been completed for improved
freighting facilities to the towns along
the route of. the Crow's Nest Pass railway and also into the Boundary
country. "Weekly communication has
also been established between Nelson
and Crawford bay, to accommodate a
large number of rich properties which
are being opened up in that locality
A by-weekly ^service has also been
established to~Argenta at the head of
Kootenay^lake. Nelson, as being the
commercial centre of the Kootenay
country aud the headquarters of the
The Daily Columbian in the, coarse of
an interview with R. Balfour who has
charge of the bridge construction on the
Crow's Nest road says:
"Mr, Balfour has many bits of news,
but ths most interesting is liis description of some of the pbysioal festnres of
the country, particularly the river bedf
snd banks, with which be nstnrally hsd.
mnob to do, in esrryiog tbe railway ttom
one hank to tbe otber. Kr. Balfour sayt
this ronte will be a veritable paradiae
for geologists and those skilled in fossils.
Many of the rivers are now flowing along:
240 feet below the stwfwe of the prairie*
In these oaoyoos, Mr. Balfonr says, one
has a perfect seotional view of tbe earth's
formation! to the depth -mentioned, at
lewfc, and tbe history whieh theso rivegt
tell wonld make very interesting reading
and, perhaps, add new data for scientists,
or confirm their theories, -Each strata
is plainly marked, and eaoh isriohin
relics of past age*.
"At one point floe ooal seams crop out,
and indicate a wealth of black diamonds.
Farther down there is a layer of several feet of clam shells and oysters, all
petrified. Tons and tons of oysters are
here seen in Uie shell, or on thefaalf shell
all turned to atone. Uelow tbis tbere is
a strata of soft, though apparently petri*
fled, mod, evidently lea mud, for it still
retains a slight saline taste, and hss im*
bedded in it various shells, flsb, etc*
"In some plaoes, plants are.besutifoUy
preserved in stone. At a point where a.
section house wss built, tbe workmen
discovered tbe stone remains of a small
whale or shark* and farther along, other
workmen reported tbey had found tm
turtles. Tbe top crust wbiob oovers the
oountry speaks of a glacial period*
, "It will thus be seen tbat these deep
river beds are full of interesting objects."
AWCB ABM JMiUra
**'
"Watch for Advertisement Tomorrow7
E. C. TRAVE5, Manager.
P. BURNS & CO.
ffMesale and Retail Meat MercM^^
HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B.C.
Branch Markets in Kossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Order* by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
930
WAR IS STILL ON !
and War Prices are now reigning in every line
of 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
We solicit your patronage. . . .
us.
M. Des Brisay & Co., Nelson.
Letter Orders get Careful and Prompt attention.
<d!8)
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PETER QENEU.E & CO.
: : NELSON BRANCH : : :
3k
���TW*
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough and Pressed Lumber,l Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
Declared to be Practicable for a Railway.
to the Yukon.
OFFICE AND VARP C. P. R. STATION.   ...
4. E. YOUNG, aqint.
aoops
Wall Tapers,
RshtogTacWe,
(Jarden 4; Flower Seeds.
LACROSSE,
BASEBALL,
ano TENNIS GOODS.
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it
limited
Victoria, B. C, May 17.���J. A.
Maband, civil engineer and provincial
surveyor, who has just returned from
an exploration trip, declares the Alioe
Arm route to the Yukon - to tie
practicable. He ^considers Alice
Arm the best terminus for an all Canadian railway and will so report to
the government. For several miles
from salt water there is a stretch of
fiat country, while in the interior
there are no obstacles, not met with
in railway building in other parts.
Great drilling contest  and full programme of sports at SUrerton May 24th. [
Purchase
Your Tobaccos
���At the ���
Post Office
^\    **^CIgar Store
Where you will always find a well
assorted stock Of Imported   and
Domestic Cigars,!Cigarettes To-
bacoea and a full stock of
Pipe* at reasonable
Prices.
S. J; MIGHTON.wl��
To Borrow Money, to Buy or Build, or if
yon want tb Bent Bny, or Sell n House, See
- C. P. 4. CHRISTIE -
REAL ESTATE. GEN. COH. BROKER.
TYPEWRITING ehd
ACCOUNTANT WORK.
Baker Street    ���   ���    ���    Opp. Pent Office.
Mohawk
Indian
Ah*wa��go
The great Indian Liver, Kidney arid
Blood Medicine at   . v   .'.      \    -.'���
Vanstones' Drug Stare
5o|e Agent* for Kootenay:
Official Directory,
DOMINION DIRECTORY.
Governor-General        -        Earl of Aberdeen
Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Common?, Dominion Parliament, Weat Kootenay    -    Hewitt Bostock
PROVINCIAL DIRECTORY.
Lieut-Governor -       ; Hon-TR Mclnnes
Premiei ��� - Hon J H Turner
Attorney-General -'���'      Hon DM Eberts
Com of Lands and Works Hon G B Martin
Minister Mine? and Education Hon Jaa Baker
President EwnUAfe Council Hon CEPOoley
Members I^giMative Assembly tor West Koot-
enay-Nortfc Riding J M Kellie
South RidinR - ��� *���. J P Hume
NELSON OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Mayor ��� - John Houston
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, *11
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley, Thos Madden.
City Clerk
Police Magistrate       ���    ���
Chief of Police
Chief of Firo Department
Auditor
Water Commissioner
Health Officer ~"    ���
City council meets every Monday, 3 p.m., at
city hall, cor Victoria and Josephine st
J K Strachan
E A Crease
A F McKinnon
W J Thompson
John Hamilton
TMWard
Dr. LaBnu
8CIIOOL TRUSTEES.       ���--���-,.���
Dr. EC Arthur. Dr. GAB Hall; Goo Johnstone.  Principal-J R Green.
SOUTH KOOTENAY BOARD OF TRADE.
President '- J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President ��� James Lawrence.
Secy-Treas. ������  , John A Turner.
.. fl M. YINCMT..
3   MERCHANT TAILOR   E
Hifiiffffnifivfifi?nffrfff?ivififfnn-
Baker Mnet, West     -       -      Ttnltn  I
KOOTENAY LAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL
President ���               John A Turner.
Vlce-Pres. ���                 W. A. Jowett.
Secretary ���                  D McArthur.
Treas. -                    A H Clements
Medical Sopt. .            Dr. GABHall.
Close
8.00 p,m.
8.30 a.ro,
4.00 p.m
5.00 p.m.
NELSON POST OFFICE
United States, Ontario. Que.
bee and Eastern Provinces!
Points on N. & F. S. line.
Victoria and Rowland.
Sew Denver, Sandon and
Slocan Lake Points, L
Kaslo and Kootenay Lakel
Points f
Rossland; Trail, Nakusp,
Hobson. points on main line
C. P. R., Vancouver and
Winnipeg	
Due||
5.15 p.m.
2.30 p.m.
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
OFFICE HOURS.
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.
DISTRICT DIRECTORY.
Government Inspector of Agencies W J Goepel
Gold Commissioner
Mining Recorder-Tax Col
Collector of Customs
Provincial Assessor
County Court Judge
Registrar ���
O. G. Dennis
-       R F Tolmie
Geo. Johnstono
John Keen,
J A Forin.
ETHShnpkins,
PROVINCIAL JAIL DIRECTORY.
Warden - CapVN Fitzstubbs.
First Jailer ��� ��� RLiddeU.
Second Jailer - Geo Partridge.
Third Jailer ��� John McLaren!
Senior Guard - RInce.
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
Church of England���Matin 11a.m.; Even
Song, 7.30 p.m. evory Sunday; Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month after
Matins; on 2nd and Ith Sundays, at 8 a.m.
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. S. Akehurst Rector. Cor Ward and Silicastreets.
Presbyterian Church--Services at U a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Mon*
day evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew,
Pastor. *.
Methodist Cmmc��-Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets.  Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30
AionKue Vi��.i 4 u
Morden, Pastor.
Roman Catholic Church���Mass at Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a.m.; Benediction
at 7.30to 8p.m.  Rev. FatherFerland, Priest.
Baptist Chcww ��� Services morning and
evening at 11a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.tu.; .Meetings
are held in the Bchool house. Strangers cordially welcomed.  Rev. G. R. Walsh, Pastor.
Salvation Armv���Services every evening
at 8 o'clook in barrsoks on Victoria Istreet.
Adjutant Mlllner in charge.
I.ODGB JIEETJNGS,
NELSONLODGE. No. O. AF.kA. j
M. meets socond Wedneeclay fn eaob
month. Visiting brethren invited.
G. L. Lbnnox, Secretary.
��� LO. O. F.    Kootenay Lodge,
No. IS, meets every Monday night,
at their ^all, Kootenay street.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
'���<"' WMi HODSON, Secretary.
NELSON LODGE No. 25, V of P.,
meets in Castle hall. McDonald block
every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,
All visiting knights cordially Invited,
J. J. Malons, CC.
Geo. Partridok. K. of R. and S.
NELSON LODGE. I. O. G. T. Meets in
CasUo Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday
evening at 8 ��clock. Visiting Templars cor
dlaUylnvited, John Tjctrpap,
Chief Templar.
George Nuna   Sec'y
rn core
CBAB.
NELSONS   QUEEN   NO. Ml
SONS    OF    ENGLAND, meets
second and fourth Wednesday of'
each month at K. of P. Hall. Mac-'
Donald Block,  cor. Vernon  and
Josephine streets.  Visiting breth-
iallyinvfted.        Ernest Kino,
H. Farrow, Worthy President. ���
Secretary.
I
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meets t
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in the ;'
K of P Hall. . F W Swanell, C. D. 8. C. R.; J R J
Green, C.R.: J. Purkiss. Secy. a
NELSONLODGB.NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meets'J
every Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall. F-W'r
Swanell, M.W.: W Hodson, Rec.-Sec.; J. J._
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and ^
P.M.W*
^ THE MINER, WEDNESDAYMORNING, MAY i8,   1898.
GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.
I EVENTS   OF   INTEREST   IN  AND
ABOUND NELSON.
Brief   Mention    or* 'Happenings  la  lhe
Plstrk-t l>itrlns tke Past
Vvw Dny*. ���
W. H. Brandon of Slocan City is at
the Hume.
E. J. Matttiews, Pilot Bay is at the
Phair.
C. J. Shi. ley of Gait, Ont.. is at the
I Hume.     Q ,   ���
The Rossland Miner says: "The
I streets of Rossland are a public dis-
|grace."
Wilson Bros, have started to work
Ion a 100 foot tunnel on the Last
I Chance.
His Honor Judge Forin is holding
(sittings of the County Court this week
I in Rossland.   . ...
Mr. H. E. Croasdaiie left yesterday
Ifor a week's visit to the Halcyon
[Hot Springs.
Rheo Banner, Sandon; E. McFudgin,
(Slocan City and Jno. MacPherson,
fare at the Queens.
J. F. Gentry, Sandon, and Fred Wil-
|bur, Silverton, registered at the Grand
[Central yesterday.
The end wall has-been taken out of
Ithe Presbyterian church and the extension will be ready for next Sunday's services,
Mrs. ��� Gore, wife of Port Captain
Gore, and family arrived in the city on
Monday and will make their permanent home here. ��� ,
W. J. Goepel, inspector of government offices, returned Monday. ���ven���
ing from a tour of inspection of the
offices throughout the province.
D. J. Fitzgerald, manager fbr the
I British Columbia Smelting * & Refining
���company at Trail, accompanied by
|Mrs. Fitzgerald, are at the Phair.
llie Hall Mines smelter, whieh has
seen partially shut down for the past
juple of weeks will resume operations
in full blast to-morrow afternoon.
Senior Guard Ince of the Provincial
Lil, Nelson, left on last night's train
for Ottawa, being called east by the
news of the death of Jtfs mother .ancl
|)he serious illness of bis- father: He
J��as received a month'* leave of absence
[rom the department.
The steamer Lytton of the CC. P. R.
mow lake fleet will run daily between Arrowhead   and   Thompson's
ending, calling afc Galena, bay and t��a��d-
lau, commencing Saturday next. May
ll.
Sol Cameron, the contractor, has
jmmenced work at the Trail smelter,
hhet'e be will burn and place in the
{rails of the new lead stack to be built,
vo millions of brick. The work will
3cupy 100 men for two months.
Kit Carson, formerly travelling pas
senger agent ofthe C. P. R. with headquarters at Nelson, and who is at present located at Wrangel, is in - Seattle
in the interests of the 0. P. N. Co.
About the end of May the Canadian i
Pacific Railway Co. propose to inaugurate a fast service from Montreal to
Vancouver, reducing the time to about
100 hours, t To' do thisi local ..trains will
be run between the smaller places, as
the fast trains will only stop at the
larger cities.
The members of Nelson lodge of the
Independent Order of Good Templars,
of which the deceased was a member,
attended in a body the funeral of the.
late Frederick James Russell on Monday afternoon. Rev. Robt. FreWi pastor of the Presbyterian church conducted the funeral services at the
house and also at the grave.
������������ MM ��������������������� �������������������������������
24th!!! Special train leaves Nelson
for Silverton 7:30 a.m; return leaves Silverton 6:10 p.m.
MINING  NOTES.
Frank Hanna'of Trail has sold to
an eastern syndicate, four properties
located near Poole creek in the Lardeau country.
At the sitting of the county court
held in Grand Forks last week, Judge
Spinks gave judgment in favor of
Charles Van Ness in an iniportaut case
irivolying the title of the. Palmetto
property in Wellington camp.''
The British America Corporation
has work under way on the Columbia
and-Kootenay, the Nickle Plate, the
Josie and the Great Western.
Both the Slocan Star and the Ruth
have resumed shipments.
The B. A. Chas taken' a bond for
examination. purposes of the St. Eugene mine in East Kootenay. It is
said the price $350,000.
BICYCLE RECORD BROKEN.
.,.. TWO GARLQADS *. *.
'rougbt Iron W��ter Pip*
1 & Cast Iron Sewer Pi j*
with complete: stock
of Fittings also .. .     ,
[lobe Valves,
Steam Cocks,
BWw,
mm cocks,
Closet Tanks ft Seats,
lead Waste Pipe, Traps.
At Boston last Saturday Eddie Mo-
Dnfee defeated' Fred J. Titus in the 15
mile paced bicycle race at Charles River
Park, in 27.09%, beating tbe world's
record-by 4 Beconds.
Ho! For Silverton May 24th ! ! ! !
WANTS A DIVORCE.
New York, May 17.���Marion Monola
Mason, the actress," announced today
that she had brought suit in. Detroit,
against her husband Jack Mason for
divorce on tbe ground ot desertion end
non-support.
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FOR SALE
Old papers alP'THE Miner Office.  25 cents
per hundred. V'"
MISCELLANEOUS
Tbo Bon Ton Restaurant on Josephine street
will be opened on Saturday morning May 14th.
Board by the week or month. Only white help
employed. (d33)
WANTED���A Canary, a good singer.   Apply by letter with price to "G," Miner oflice.
Captain wanted'at once on Stickine "river for
passenger steamer.-. Good wages to a competent man. Apply with references to Union
Steamship Company, -Vancouver.
tbe C. & W. at Robson, thence up the
Lower Arrow lake to Dog ereek, np. this
stream to McCrea pass; thence down Mc-
Crea ereek and Christiqa lake tb Cascade
City; 8long Kettle river to Grand FojrkF,
up the north fork and Brown's ereek to
Ebolt pass, down Ebolt ereek to Boundary creek, and through Greenwood,
Anaconda and Boundary-Falls to Midway.
Tbe route is 100 miles long, and is filled
with engineering problems, much tuDnel-
iDgand costly bridging, necessitating, a
great ontlay of money
FIERCE FIRE IN BALTIMORE.
Baltimore, Md., May 17.���A fire was
diseovered about one o'clock thiB afternoon among a lot of highly inflammable
materials, stored for shipment on the
pier of the ''Old Bay Line" Steamship
oompany. When-it was gotten under
control. after an boor's/ hard Work, ibe
freight sheds had7been' destroyed; together with tbeir contents, and/ several
adjacent buildings were damaged, involving a loss of $50,003 to ��75,000..
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
RAILWAY
and  SOO-PACIFIC LINE
THE jMKECT and SUPER-
��� IOR SERVICE ROUTE,
To   all   Eastern and  European
Points.
To  Pacific  Coast and Transpaci-
,  fie,Points. '.
To the  Rich and active Mining
Districts  of Klondike and the
Yukon.   	
Ne-w 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^TBAIN.
To Rossland and Main  Line points.
      ���'��� ���".'���  ">'-���:*.   '   *;  ���������       ; Z...JI.   v
6.40 p.m.-Leaves���NELSON���Arrivee-10.30p,in
Kootenay Lake���Katie Meate.
, Str. Kokakei
Except Sunday. Except Sunday.
1  p.m.���Leaves-NELSON���Arrivee-11  a.m.
Calling at way porta in both directions.
- Kaeteaay mtrer Wamta.
Str. Nelson. .
Mon. Wed. Fri. Mon. Wed. Fri.
7 a. m.-Leaves���NELSON-Arrives-KS0 p. u.
Runs to Kuskanook (formerly Armstrong's
Landing) calling-at way porta and make* close
connections at Pilot Bay with Steamer Kokanee. Steamer may make additional tripe provided business offers.
Trains .ta and from' Ulaemm Cily, Sandon
and Sleeaa take Petals. ""
(Sundays Excepted)
0 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���ArrlVee���2.30 p. m.
ASOBRTAIW PBBB>NT
Reduced Rates East
>8SlnR i
:, City
Tloket
and full information   by
local agent, or GEO. S. BEER,
Agent, Nelson,
W.F.ANDERSON,  .
Trav. Pass. Agent,
Nelson.
Write for Klondike folder and Map.
E. J. COYLE.
Diet. Pass. Agent,   .
Vancouver.
KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY
Iitinitioiil Ntvigafion �� Trading Coipu;
UNITED
Kootbnat Lake amd Rnruu
Bummer Card.      Effective March W. 1808.
South b'nd.   S.S. Iateraatleaal.  North b'nd.
Read down Read up
Train Lts 1.00 p.m. Sandon 10.50 a.m. Train Ar
���'     Ar 3,45   "      Faslo    8.00   " '���   Lv
Boat Lvs 5.46 a.m.   Kaslo   8.10 p.m. Boat
8.45 - Ainsworth 7.10   "
7.15 " Pilot Bay  6.30   "
7.45 "    Balfour   &00   "
M ��.00 "  5 Mile Pt. 5.10   "
9M"    Nelson     4.45."
Train Ar 12.58 p.m. Northport 1.00 " Train Lv
t50^ Roesland  12.00 noon
"        ��.��"  Spokane    8.00 a.m.       "���
Sandon-Kaslo train dally.   Boat aad
kane train daily except Sunday.
S.S. Alberta.
Train Lvs 1.00 p.m. Sandon 10.50 a.m, Traia Ar
"     Ar ��.��"     Kaslo    8.00  ������       " Lrs
Boat Lvs 5.00"     Kaslo    1.00 "     BoatAr
��.��" Ainsworth 11.40 p.m.      "
" 1.(0 "  Pilot Bay 11.00 r*
'   "       10.00 " Kuskanook 8.00 "
"       12.00 " Goat River 6.00 "
1.00 a.m.. Bound'y 5.00 "
Boat Ar  ' 8.00 " Bonners Vy 2.00 "   Bout Lrs
Train Lvs 11.40 "  fin Ferry 1.15 "   Train Ar
2.15"   Spokane   7.00 a.m.   " Lv
Sandon-Kaslo train daily.  Boat leaves Kail
for above  points Tuesdays and   Saturdays.
Returning on Wednesdays and Sundays,
Meals and berths not included.
Passengers on S. 8, International frOm Nelson, Spokane, ete., for points on Kootenay
Lake south of Pilot Bay, will connect at that
point with the a8. Albert*.
Passengers for Nelson via S.S. Alberta, from
points South of Pilot Bay can by arrangement
with purser have stop-over at Pilot Bay or
Ainsworth. or connect wijh S.S. Internationa
atKaaJo. .
��� . The company's steamers connect Kootenay
Lake and Slocan points with all points inthe
United 8tatesand Canada, by way of Spokaae
and Kootenay River.
Tickets sold and   baggage checked to all
points by pursers on steamers or at our oflce.
��� G. ALEXANDER, Gen.llgr.
P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.
Spokane Palls A
Northern R'y.
Nelson & Fort
Sheppard R'y,
Red Mountain R'y.
The only aU mil route without change
of ean between Nelson and Bossland and
Spokane and Bossland.
(Daily Exoept Sunday)
Leave 6-20 a.m. KELSON Arrive 5-35 p.m.
���'   12:05 "  EOSSL'D    "  11:20  "
"    8.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "   310 p.m.
TIME OARD  NO. I
Full  line Plumbers'  Supplies    t
-fancouver Prices.
ranconver Hardware Co.,
rancouver & Nelson, B.O.
The Winer bas received a circular letter from R. E. Gosnell, provincial librarian, explaining tbe system under wbicb
tbe travelling libraries for wbicb tbe
provincial legislature bas appropriated
$1000, will be operated. It may be
briefly described aa follows:
A certain number in a community, 25
adults, sign a petition asking for a lihiary
to be sent to a designated address. Tbey
agree to pay tbe transportation cbarjfcs,
if any; to provide a suitable place for its
reception; to seleot a librarian to take
charge of tbe books and act as librarian,
(free of charge to tbe government); to
become responsible for tbe due care of
tbe books, and to forward tbe library to
a designated address, at tbe end of three
months ftt which time tbe library will be
replaced by another lot of books, and so
on .'
The Books will be sent in a locked
ease in which they are to remain, and
will be accompanied by a key, a set of
rules and a catalogue for lending purposes. They will include works of special interest and instruction to farmers
and miners, together with a limited number of well-selected volumes of a general
character���some of tbem for boys and
girls.
As the province is large and tbere are
a number of communities to be served,
it iB proposed, as is the custom where
travelling libraries have been established,
to accept contributions, to supplement
the appropriation for that purpose, in
the way of books, magazines, ete. The
system has been successfully and beneficially worked out in a number of the
larger states of the Union, in which library work boa reached a high state of
development. .; Tbe commissioners of the
library request a generous response from
the public in order that their efforts may
meet with success.
Silverton leads.all celebrations for tbe
24th. One fare for the round trip, good
till 26tb.
NE130N
PlaifUns MOI
Poors, Sashes and Turned
Work, Brackets and Fittings. Satisfaction guaranteed. Prices Reasonable.
Ooino Wkbt."
Leave 8.00 a. m.
������ 8.aSa.m.
" 9.36 a.m.
" ; 9.61 a. ip.
" 10.09 a.m.
" l(K18a.m.
" 10d0a.m.
10,SBa.m. Junoi
OonroKasr.
Art.' 10.80 a. m. Sandon
S?,
Dally
Kaslo - Arrive 9.M p.m.
South Fork " 3.15 p.m.
Sproule's "     3.16 p.m.
Whitewater " 3.00 p.m.
tear Lake, " 1.48 p.m.
MoOuigan " l.SSpm.
BaUey^ "     im p.m.
:tton      _   "     L13p.ni.
I^avo LQ0p.ni;
IBT. IRVING.      GEO. F. COPELAND,
G. F. tc P. A Bnpertntende
lest
atUntio
StearasMp Um
From' Montreal
Lake Huron���Beaver Lino .Tmay 18
Lake Superior���BeafOr Line...... May25
From New York.
Majestic���Whito Star Line:'. May 18
Gonwwlp-Whito stteline.. .Hoy *s
Campania���Cunard Line May
NELSON, B. C.
Umbria-Cnnard Lino..... May 38
From Montreal
Yorkshire���Dominion Line'. May
gominion���Dominion Line -Amy
artbaginian���Allan Line May
Callfornlen���Allan Line   -May !
Cabin, ftf.ao, Sao. wi>. ro, tto and upwanU.
Intermediate, 83150 and upwards:
Steomge.ftt.50and upwaros.   .
Passengert ticketed throngh to all pointe in
Great Britain or Ireland, and at specUllyloW
rates .to all parts of tbe European continent.
Prepttldpttesages arranged from all points.
ApplyTo GEO. a BEER,  C.P.R. Ticket
Agent Nelson, or to,    WlLLIiSf STITT,
554)  General Agent, C.P.R. Offices. Winnipeg.
ROBSON-PENTIOTON   RAILWAY.
Tbe following ie the surveyed route of
the Robson-Penticton railway extension,
for the construction _of which bids have
been received at the Trail offices and
have been forwarded to the head office at
Montreal.   The road will connect with
We Have now ini Stock three
trunks of Samples of Clothing",   In this lot there are ,*
75 Pairs Separate Pants,
75 Odd Coats . . .
and a number of Odd Suits.
Also Underwear, Socks,
Etc. We have put these
Goods on sale at about half
the regular price," they
will not last long so if you
are looking for snaps make
no delay,1
Men'a. AA
Outfitter.
Passengers for Kettle Riter and Boundary Greek, connect at Marcus with Stage
Daily.
COLUMBIA * WESTERN RY.
Schedule
MONDAY NOV.   22,  mi
WKBTBOUND KASTBOUXD
P.U.   P.U.   P.M. X'.U.   P.M.   P.M.
No. ��� No. I' No. 1 Na 3 No. I No. II
3:15 Jh00..ROBSON...SrfW IM
1,00   8��0   10.-00...TRAIL....7H��  12:55    1:U
9:18   ll:15:ROSSLANO.&HX) 13KM nt.
No's. 1 and 3 connect witb C. p. R. main line
steamers, and trains to and trom Nelson at
No's. 8 and 4 are local trains between Trail
and Rossland.
No's, 8 and 6 are local trains between Trail
���nd Robson. No. 6 connects with train No. I
from Rossland.
All train* dally.
F. p. GUTfLIUS. Gen. Bnpb
SDHVEVOR'S   CHAIN   MADE
TEE BiOBTEffP
TRANSCONTINENTAL    BODTE.
It la Ike Most Mwlora la WojUwmnoi.
It to tke Heaviest fteUe-4 I4ne.
It kas a Beck-IUllast Beatee*.
II Crosses Ha Saa*d. Petserto.
It to tke only Wae EwUiIaf laxartew
Clak tteem -Cart*
II to note* tnt tbn Cnmrleny ntlUtbbtHoyb*
II to Ike only Uon beret** UnOia no lb*
a la Carte Wan.
Jv R WEIR,
Sign of the Big Red Hat,
.. Baker Street . .
THROUGH   THE
GEANDEST      SCENEST
IN AMERICA BI DAYU6ET.
Attractive Tours during Season of
Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in
connection with Magnificent Passenger
Steamers Northwest and Northland.
For maps, tickets and com:
call on or address Agents, K.
S. Nav. Coj, N**F. 8. Ry., or
ete infoi mat Ion
8. Ry.. C.-fcK.
G0INGEW
Uso a first class line in traveling between
Minneapolis, St. Panl and Chicago, and
tno principal towns in Central Wisconsin*
Pullman,Palace Sleeping and Chair Cart
Service	
The Dining Cars are operated In the Interest of
its .patrons, the most elegant service ever
inaugurated. Meals are served a la Carte.
To obtain flrst class service your ticket should
read via       .       .       .        .-*-,���
��� TUP WISCONSIN    t
��� CENTRAI. MNeS     +
Direct connections at CnJoago and Milwaukee
for ell Eastern points. .        .
Por full information call on your nearest tieket
agent, or write        ....
Jas. A. Clock,       or      Jas. C. Pond,
General Agent.        General Pass. Agen)
w ��*��*�� s^*t- MUwaakte. Wis.
Portland, Ore.
MINES EXAMINED
AND REPORTED OM BT
F. M. CHADBOURN
Twwity years' experience in mining.
Thorough '	
Columbia.
718
knowledge of mines
Terms Reasonable.
of British
NELSON. B.O.
C. C. DIXON, (General Agent,
���jpefcame, Was*.
W. \. WHITHBT, c. r. m t. A*
Ul M. raakMiam,
W. A. JOWETT
MINING Sl REAL ESTATE BROKER
IMVBA1ICI and ��� ��� ���
-MWOMIOIT A-SHIT.
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THE MINER, WED^ESDAV MORnING. MAY ife i��9g.
PUBLISHING FALSE REPORTS.
General Merritt Denies- Reports Published in New York Papers.
Washington, May 17.���Secretary
Alger, this afternoon received the following telegram from General Wesley
Merritt: "Governor's Island, New
York, May 17. To Hon. Russell
Alger, Secretary of War, Washing-
tort. I desire you to. know that the,
interviews published in the New York
papers this morning are in every way
incorrect and unauthorized. I had intended to take no notico of them but I
understand the articles are taken seriously in Washington. Signed Wesley
Merritt.". .'..'..
The report referred to by General'
Merritt appeared iu the Tribune of
this morning ancl was as follows :��� ,
"Major Genernl Wesley Merritt
may not go to the Philippines in command of the troops to be sent to the
assistance of Rear Admiral Dewey.
In an interview last night General
Merritt said:
" I may not go to the Philippines at
all. It is proposed to give me 15,000
men, only 1000 of the regulars ahd the
rest volunteers, and those of the
northwest, who have had little opportunity for training and discipline. I
have asked the department for at
least 40C0 regular troops, for I believe
they will bfi required. There will he
no opportunity to train the*.volunteer
forces before they start or after they
get to Manila. I want enough disciplined troops so that the whole body
will be as effective as possible."
NEWSPAPER MEN IMPRISONED.
report has beea received-from Havana
to the effect that an American vessel was
blown up while removing torpedoes at
Carbanas., The entire qfew perished.
COAL   FOR   U.   S.   WARSHIPS.
E<ght Thousand: Tons of Comox   Coal
> Purchased.   ..      '       -
Victoria, May 17.���It is understood
that 8,000 tons of Comox coal has been
purchased tor coaling, United States warships on -Paget Sound. Comox coal has
beeu used for the United States nnvy for
some years because of the high percentage of heating power obtainable from it
iu comparison with the coals of Washington state. There is said to be a difference of from 25 to 30 per Cent, in the
coals. In n 4003-mile run there would be
over one thousand miles difference in favor of Canadian ooal, and the United
States authorities do uot allow sentiment
to pluce their warships at u disadvantage
HAS NO INTIMATION    -
Had Revolvers, Cartridges and a Camera in their Possession. -.'���-���
Madrid, May 17.���It is announced
here, in a despatch from Havana, that
after the arrival 6f the Uncas off that
port, the two captured American newspaper men were examined ahd it is
aided that the inquiry revealed the
fact that they could not be considered
as prisoners of war, but must he looked upon as spies, one being it is claimed a Cuban, employed in- Havana. It
is further alleged that upon the prisoners w?re found revolvers, cartridges
interesting documents and a camera.
Advices received here, confirm the reports that Mr. Freeman Halstead the
American newspaper correspondent
was arrested at St. Juan, de Porto
Rico and was taken into custody,
while in the act of taking photographs
of the fortifications.
A report is current here that the
Spanish flotilla at Hayana is about to
make another sortie. This kind of
news keeps up the spirits of the people
here.
MESSAGES FORBIDDEN.
None hut Official Messages to be Sent
or Received.
Washington, May 17,���Brigadier
General Greedi, chief of the Bignal
service, who is in charge of all strategic control of cable and telegraph lines
has adopted energetic measures to
prevent the Admiral of the Spanish
squadron, now in Carribbean waters
from keeping posted on-the whereabouts of the United States squadron
and of prospective naval and military
operations. Last night he telegraphed
to the New York manager of the Hay-
tian telegraph company forbidding
the sending or receiving of any
messages, except official messages to
or from the United States government
or disclosing the movements of the
American fleet.
COAL FOR UNCLE SAM'S SHIPS.
Sydney, N.'S. W., May 17.���Twenty
seven thousand tons of coal were shipped ��� from here to San. Francisco, last
month and arrangements are being
made for the delivery of 150,000 tons
more.
URGED TO RETALIATE,
Loiters  from Spoin Destroyed nt New
York. ,
- Madrid, May 17, 3 p.m.���The newB-
papers here assert that letters from Spain
even letters containing checks and other
valuables, have been stopped at New,
York and destroyed. The papers demand
that the Spanish government make reprisals upon American residents in Spain,
especially in the case of correspondents
ot American newspapers.
AN UNCONFIRMED REPORT.
Of Any Protest by Japan Regarding
the Philippines.
Washington, May 17.���The statement cabled from London yesterday
that Japan intends to protest vigorously' against - the seizure of -'-' tbe
Philippines by the United States, aind,
with that objective view, ia taking
steps to secure the co-operation of certain European powers is not credited
by the'Japanese minister here. He
said today that he had received no intimation official or unofficial.of.any
such. purpose on the part of his government. He was confident that the
report was without foundation.. -X ������;
ORDERED TO REMAIN AT CADIZ.
Madrid, May 17.���Rear Admiral
Carmara, who is in command of, the
Spanish squadron at Cadiz und had
been ordered to come to Madrid to
consult with the minister of marine as
to his naval plans, has received counter orders instructing him to rehnain at
Cadiz. An official despatch from
Havana confirms the report of the
blowing up of an American vessel at
Cavdinas and the killing of 18 men on
board.
NOT  ALLOWED   TO   SAIL.
Madrid, May 17.���Instructions bave
been giveu to the maritime authorities of
Barcelona not to permit the.departure of
large steamers whieh might be need as
auxiliary erniaew.
GERMAN GUNS!AND GUNNERB.
London, May 17���The Peril ooires*
pondeot of (be Daily Mail says: *'A num*
ber of Spanish war vessels wbiob were
recently .destitute of armament bave been
supplied with Krupp guns. Tbey bare
also been supplied with all Ibe necessaries
including German artilleryiats."
A SPANISH  TWO*.
New Torfc, Way 17.���A special cable
from Madrid to tbe World says: "Admiral Centra's fleet are dodging ��tx>ut
tbe Carribbean sea and the Gulf of Mexico. It U expected by naval men here
tbat he will avoid a fight in case be finds
himself overmatobed. Hit obief aim is
to draw the American squadron away
from tbe Cuban coast, and tben make, a
dash and get into Havana."
HURBYINfO JtELIEF EXPEDITION.
New York, May 17.���A special cable
from Madrid announees tbat prepsratkms
for tbe relief expedition to be sent to tkt
Pbillippino IsJandiar�� being hurried it
tbe military and JWfal depsrtments. It
will carry a large supply of s^res and
ooal.:.:    *.;.' '���;  ��� A--     . -. -7 7 *.'. ;.
WAJRSHIPS QOJNa SOUTH.
New York, May 17���A special despatch
from Kiugston, Jamaica says: "Three
warships were seen last ui��ht, from Moran ^oint, bound south. Tbey were prob*
ably Admiral Sampson's fleet.
Madrid, May 17.-r-An official 4*
spatch trom San Juan del Porto Rico,
just received, says that no warship*
arrived there yesterday or today.
New York. May  17���An unconfirmed
fe Wilson
is
BORN.
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Would you like a
Morning visitor, giving
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World for the past 24
hours? If so, we can
you.
are receiving Seasonable Goods
for the best trade of Nelson in
the lines of
GROCERIES, TEAS ahd GOFFEEJ
The quality is the best and prices
right.    : ;As always, pur^stock of
CROCKERY and GLASSWARE
is full and being added to as needed*
and UfjlCQfl    BAKER STREET
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GENTLEMEN
We are headquarters for
Knickerbocker Suits.
See our line at $6.50.    Golf Hose and
���-���.'.-"      everything to match.
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We close at 6 o'clock every night except Saturdays.
The Miner will contain the best news service
obtainable.
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Experience has taught
us that $1 in hand is
worth $2 on the books.
Ypur_ intention *is.*gpod,
but small matters are
easily forgotten. Our
motto is, "No Man is
Rich enough to get this
Paper for nothing."
0;
p/Hflts ready mixed and dry.   _
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Turpentine^
Varnishes, White Lead
Paint and Varnish Brushes Ka I SO ITU lie
Builders' Hardware Miners' Supplies
Telephone at.   Prompt Delivery
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the first issues we offer
you the Paily Edition of
The Miner to January
1, 1899 for $5,00.
If you wish to take advantage of this offer and
reatl a good paper, send
in your name and money.
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THE MINER
For Seven and a Half,
Months for
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Dress Goods^ Ladies' Capes and
Jackets. A large assortment to
choose from. We carry a full line
of Clothing, Gent's Furnishings,
Hats, Caps, Boots & Shoes.
Our prices on these lines are right
.A*. ^mURZD-A.USTP-
Gam&fe & O'Reiffu
Civif Engineers,
Provincial Land Srauops
R����| Utlnln sed Oenernl Agents
Pinsnclsl snd Insurance Aganta
A     NotsriM  PhMIc.  Etc.
w
e have for sale the  following!
Valuable Property.
Yes, but we don't advertise the
prices, as we loose money by
doing so.
List and Prices on application
at our Office.
Call and see our full list of property for sale in   "HlWie'j
and "A" Additions
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
QamWe & O'ReiTly, Agents.
Baker Street, NELSON, B. GJ
New Cabbage, New Potatoes,; Spring' Chickens, Fresh
ville Valley Eggs, New Lettuce, Strawberries,
Cherries^ etc., fresh every evening.
We endeavor to handle only first-class
goods and should by chance a customer be dissatisfied with a purchase
his money will be cheerfully refunded.
Try our Creamery Butter. . . .
Coll
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Farley & Simpson, Props.
LONDON & BRITISH COLUMBIA GOL DFIELDf
LIMITED.
HEAD OFFICE, LONDON, ENGLAND*
All  Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.     $
J. Roderick Robertson, r ".....'. 4
General Manager vici   CAW "ft-^:
S. S. Fowler, E, M., ������   1 ; NgU^UiN,   D. W
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