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Array Daily   Edition, No. 44/
i\elson, British Columbia. Thursday Morning, June 30*  18.98.
Eighth Year
A shipment of the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
Come Early ancl Secure a Pair.
Latest Novel]
* KID OLOVflS. #
,   *> Reduced Prices.'*
June Clearance Salel
yfflb will offer for the next ten daj^all ojf our entire stock
7 * at' reduced prices with Special/Reductions on the
���''������    ���' . . .-following- line's ,-j, .
Siraimer Dress Goods.
Warm Weather Fabrics.
Latties Shirt Waists.
LAjes' D & A Corsets,
Laoies' and Children's Undervests.
Ladies' Silk ajid Kid Gloves.
Lttdies' SillTahd Alpaca Skirts.
Sailor HatsjJB-alf Price.
Men's Underwear.
Men's Washington Ties.
Men's Negligee Shirts.
Men's Fancy Cambric Shirts.
Men's Ulack Sateen Shirts.
Men's Duck and Flannel Suits.
Men's Straw Hats.
Men's Pnnts and Overalls.
p$M is Complete iii House f tirhisfilnos. |
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- iH
ie Eighth Time the Citizens of 1898
Will Celebrate
7WO  PAYS,   JULY 1st and 2nd.
$2000.00 * IN * PRIZES.
������*. . PROGRAMME. .
Horse Racing Prizes $500
Committee : John Houston, H. Ashcroft, J. A. Turner.
Prilling Contest      Prizes $325.
Committee: John Houston, H. Ashcroft, J. J. Malone.
Hose Heel Races       Prizes $300
Committee: J. Thompson, J. Dover, F. Irvine.
Lacrosse Match Prizes $125
Committee: H. Irvine, S. Neelands, J. Kirkpatrick.
Baseball Jlatches       Purse $125
Committee: C. A. Waterman, F. Irvine.
Bicycle Races Prizes $50
Committee: Jacob Dover.
Boat Races Prizes $100
Committee: J. Dover, S. Neelands.
Caledonian Games      Prizes $75.
Committee: John Houston, J. J. Malone.
Free For All
PRIZE $25.00
Calllthumplan Parade and Procession of Decorated Bicycles. -Grand Ball and Fireworks
Both Evenings. Nelson and New Denver Brass Bands will be In attendance both
days.   Reduced Rates on all Railway and Steamboat Lines. I
Entries for horse races and drilling contests must be made with the Secretary not later than
10 p.m. on June 30th.
President Chairman Secretary.
Music Committee : C. A. Waterman, F. Irvine.
Incidentals : J. J. Malone, C. A. Waterman, R. S. Lennie,
J. A. Turner.
Dlneredlted at Washington,���Hostile Arm.
les or Even Strength���Tke Spaniards
are Well Fortified.-Cervera Nlgbt do
Much Damage.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 29, 11 p.
ra.���The Spanish consul here has received a cablegram from Santiago de
Cuba asserting that the United States
armored cruiser Brooklyn has been
struck by a Spanish shell, which sank
the vessel and killed Commodore
Schley and 24 seamen. The consul
really believes the "news" and the
Spaniards all over the city are drinking champagne and rejoicing. Itis
reported through the Spanish - consul
from Santiago that an extensive mine
has been laid which will blow up half
the American army when it enters the
Washington, June. , 29./���At 11:30
o'clock this morning whe^iithe officers
oh duty at the navy depa$-meht were,
shown a copy (rf^the abbye' despatch
they expressed disbelief iii, the story.
Not a word . has been received from
Admiral Sampson, they say, since
Tuesffl^night. and the ^officers regard
bin that had Anything of the
ferre'd...to',* in the despatch oo-
the admiral,would.have immediately informed the department.
Washington*. June 29.���The opinion
prevails here that within a day or two
at most General Shafter will have begun his attack upon the city of Santiago, proper, without awaiting reinforcements. Numerically the opposing
armies are not very different. The
estimate of the Spanish force is being
placed at 14,000 rtientthbro&gtily ear1
trenched and behind barbed wire
fences and behind blockhouses, as
against about 18,000 men under
Shafter's command aided by 4000
Cubans. One of the gravest elements
in the problem, however, is the Spanish warships, for unless Shafter is materially assisted; by Sampson;- who
might engage the full attention of the
Spanish ships, the fire upon the American advance forces would be very hard
to meet.
The military authorities say that
General Linares has shown great military tact in slowly retiring the past
few days, as he has gradually drawn
our troops away from the protection of
the American ships in Santiago harbor. For this reason it was with relief
that the announcement was received
here that Shafter had succeeded in
landing his army, including his siege
train, for unless Sampson can be relied
upon to force his way into the harbor
and attack the Spanish ships,. the
siege guns planted on the heights commanding the bay will be the main reliance of General Shafter in offsetting
the presence of the Spanish ironclads.
It was announced at" the war department that by their reports 3000 soldiers
should be leaving Tampa today to join
S]r;ifter^~They'will^bfe"thfee~br_ four
days on the voyage. It is this force
that General Shafter refers to as likely
to arrive too late for his action.
The report that the Egyptian government had finally refused coal to
Camara at Port Said has not yet been
officially confirmed, but its accuracy
is not questioned.
Of How  tho Antonio Lopez Escaped
the St. Louis and St. Paul.
London, June 29.���The Madrid correspondent of the Mail says :
The Antonio Lopez, whoso captain
ran her ashore at Salinas after she
had escaped from the American warships that had prevented her landing a
cargo of provisions and war material
near San Juan de Porto Kico, had
sailed from Spain. She was chased by
the United States auxiliary cruisers
St. Louis and St. Paul. The Concha
and Isabella attacked the St. Paul,
forcing the Americans to retire after
several hours of fighting.
Wires   His   Father    Regarding
Safety���Not Worrying.
Birmingham, Ala.', June 29.���Judge
Hosbon, father of Lieutenant Hobson,
has received the following cable from
his son:
"Santiago de Cuba, June 28.���My
health continues good. Feel no uneasiness about me. "���-���-
Madrid, June 29.���The. cruiser, Antonio Lopez while'trying to enter the
river oft* San Juan, near San Juan de
Porto  Rico, secretly, with a cargo of
provisions and *war material, was detected by two! Americah, ships, but escaped by swiftly changing her course.
Her captain detremined to land his
cargo and headed, for shore at Salinas.
The shock of grounding exploded her
boilers. It is not * known whether
there was any loss of life;" The Span-
'ishTgunboats Concha and Isabela issued
forth to the assistance of the Antonio
Lope, whereupon the Americans withdrew and the Antonio Lopez landed
her cargo.
Camara, Is Passing the Canal���Another
Squadron Ready.'
Madrid, June 29, 6 pi m.���In aii interview this , afternoon Lieutenant
General Correa; ministerjof war, said
that the / government had no special
news from^Cuba, but he took a favorable view of the situation. He asserted
that Admiral Camara's squadron had
begun the passage of the Suez canal.
It is announced that the Vittoria, the
Numancia, the Alfonzo XIII and the
Lapanto; all armored cruisers, are
ready to form the third squadron.
The armored cruiser'- Cardenal Cis-
neros and the torpedo boat Dona Maria
de Molina, with several auxiliary
cruisers and torpedo boats that are to
be included, will be ready shortly.
Is Less Hostile in  Its Tone  in Speaking of  America.
St. Petersburg, June 29.���In view of
the continued improvement of the
military-position of the United States,
the newspapers here are changing
their tone: to friendship for America,
and now speak with contemptuous
pity of Spain, which it is alleged, is due
to the growing fear of a possible
Anglo-American/ alliance. The Russian'' press, however, does not think
such an alliance very probable and predicts that the victory of the United
States over Spain will lead the former
into a colonial policy which will
eventually result in a conflict with
Great Britain. !   ���.
Rebellious Natives Severely  Punished
���y by British Expedition.
Lr:-L��'v>$rpbol, June'��9.���A niiiii��'steamer
from Sierra Leone which arrived here
today reports that the British expedition which was despatched to, the
Sherbofo district of Sierra Leone, west
coast of Africa, owing to the massacre
of American missionaries by the natives, who destroyed the mission
houses,, as a result of an uprising
against the imposition, of the hut tax,
fought its way to Rotifsink. The
British forces found the cremated
bodies of the murdered missionaries,
which, however, bore no traces of
mutilation, as had previously been re
ported. The expedition severely punished the rebellious natives, but the
search for Mrs. Cain, who fled to the
bush at the time of the massacre,
proved fruitless.
London, June 29. ���The Port Said
correspondent of the Chronicle telegraphing Wednesday says that Admiral Cavaara expects to sail tomorrow
(Thursday) leaving the torpedo boat
destroyer here. The repairs to the
Audaz will occupy another ten days.
The Colon has landed a man suffering
from smallpox.
Schley   to  Conunand  Bee-rad  l��udNi
'' Under  BanpMn.���rand*  AppNaeh-
tag with a.100 Men and MhUu,-
Wlll rrababljr Im Malf ���!* Men.
On Board the Associated Press Despatch Boat Dauntless, Off Santiago de
Cuba, June 28, via Port Antonio,
Wednesday morning, June 39, by way
of Kingston, Jamaica, June 29.���The
flying squadron hitherto commanded
by Commodore Schley has lost its
identity by an order issued today by
Rear Admiral Sampson, and it has
been merged into the fleet under the
admiral. The order caused considerable surprise on board the Brooklyn,
which has been the flagship of the flying squadron, where it was supposed
the. squadron would remain intact at
least until the fall of Santiago de
Cuba. Commodore Schley has been assigned to command of the second
squadron attached to Admiral Sampson's fleet.
From two Cuban officers picked up
by the Vixen today it has been learned
that General Pando, is moving eastward with 8700 Spanish troops for the
purpose of assisting the beleaguered
city of Santiago de Cuba. The Cubans
had come to Acerrados in small boats
with despatches from General Rios for
Admiral Sampson and General Rabi.
They report that General Pando has
with him seven battalions numbering
8700 men with cattle and a pack train
with ��� provisions. He left Manzanilo,
in the province of Santiago de Cuba,
on June 22, to relieve General Linares.
The Spaniards were moving at a rate
of 12 miles a day when the messengers
left and at their present speed it is expected' they, will reach Santiago de
CubaneltSunday.July 8. The Cubans
have a small .force hanging on tho
Spanish flank and rear, harassing General; Pandb's troops at every step.
Manzanilo is 127 miles west of Santiago de Cuba, and the roads are in bad
The Spaniards say that if General
Pando reaches his goal it will be with
less than half the force he started with.
The Cubans who are harassing him
only number about 200 men, but in
the passes and in the bush they are at
a great disadvantage. It is probable
that immediate steps will be taken to
throw a force of American and Cuban
forces between Generals Pando and
Linares. Pressed as the latter is on the
east he could not spare a man for a
sortie iu the west.
Admiral Sampson has ascertained
that Admiral Cerveras' fleet has moved
into the upper harbor of Santiago de
With the soldiers landed from the
Yale yesterday and General Garcia's
army transported from the westward,
21,000 in all have been disembarked in
the vicinity of Santiago de Cuba.
London, June 29.���The Daily Mail
announces this morning that the
United States ( has purchased the
steamers Alexandria, Bodice, Victoria,
Cleopatra and Winifred of the Wilson
and Ftirness and Leland Hue. All
nearly new, and each with a tonnage
of about 7000.
Madrid, June 29. ���The general public
is very bitter against England because
of her supposed unfriendliness re-
regarding Admiral Camara's squadron, wliich subject, is being warmly
discussed in all public places, though
official circles are mute.
Rome, June 29.���Thc following cabinet has been formed to succeed the
ministry' of the Marquis de Rudini,
which recently resigned : General Pel-
loux, premier and minister of the interior ; Admiral Canevaro, minister of
foreign affairs; Signor Garcano, minister of finance; Senator Vacchellix,
secretary of the treasury; General
San Marseno, minister of war; Admiral -Pajumbo, minister of marine;
Signor Fortis, minister of agriculture;
Signor Munzionasa, minister of posts
and telegraphs; Deputy Finnichiaro,
minister of justice.
St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, June 29.���The
crown at the assises yesterday had to
start in with the task of attempting to
weave a web of incriminating evidence
around Jean Baptiste Guillemaine,
alleged to have murdered his uncle
near St. Liberre on October 30 last.
No previous trial here has ever attracted such a large crowd.
The Fleet Will Avoid an Encounter
With the Enemy.
San Francisco, June 29.���The speedy
steamer Newport, bearing General
Merritt, military governor of the
Philippines, and his staff, besides the
Astor light battery and two companies
of the Third United States artilleiy
and detachments from the signal corps,
is now on its way to Manila. As
soon as t-he vessel gradually drew away
from the dock today the blowing of
many whistles told the people that
General Merritt had taken his depart*
ure. Great crowds had gathered to
witness tho departure of the vessel.
Tho Newport will make an effort "to
overtake the third fleet of transports,
which sailed on Mondav. After the
fleet reaches Honululu, the vessels will coal and take on supplies boforo proceeding to Manila.   ���     ���
General Merritt is anxious to avoid
an encounter with any vessel of the
Spanish navy and will issue orders to
the fleet at Honolulu to make all possible speed. It is probable that tho
Newport will not wait for the other
vessels of the fleet at Honolulu, but
will proceed with as little delay as
possible to Manila.
Will Confer With the Imperial Cabinet
on Newfoundland Questions.
St. Johns, Newfoundland, June 29.
���Mr. Reid, the contractor who recently acquired such extended rights
in Newfoundand by taking over the
railways, docks and telegraph lines, is
about to go to London to participate in
the conference between the colonial
delegates and the -imperial cabinet on
questions affecting Newfoundland.
His views on the future development
of the colony will be laid before Mr.
Chamberlain, tho secretary of state for
the colonies. i ft l_^i        _*4 j
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stimulating influence on the London
market that a large dividend-paying
mine from British Columhia would
have is incfdculahlo. Though there are
many good properties out here owned
by English companies, there are comparatively few sufficiently developed to
be regular dividend-payers, and the
systematic returns of a mine like the
Le Roi would do more than anything
else to convince the speculative public
of England of our mineral resources.
The pity is very full this week with
visitors here on legal. business. .Considerable surprise: has been expressed
by many of them at the development
of the eity since their last visit. There
are more buildings going up than ever
before in the history of -Nelson. Dominion day will soon be upon .us, and
the city will probably -then be
crowded to its utmost capacity. Great
preparations are being made, the competitors in tho various sports and contests are in training and everything
betokens the record Dominion day celebration which we have all been expecting.
Our Arctic Soda Fountain
Is the centre of attraction these hot days.
C^r*      Try our Ice Cream Sodas, Made
witli Hazelwood Ice Cream.
W F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
Official Directory.
Governor-General - Earl of Aberdeen
Promicr       ���- - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Common?, Dominion Parliament, West Kootenay     ;;    Hewitt BosUick
All kinds of Fresh and Salted Meats wholesale and retail. Fresh Fish received daily.
Mail orders receive careful and prompt attention.
E. C. TRAVES, Manager.
The, Miner believes that a large majority of the people bf British Columbia have lost confidence in the Turner
government and desire a change. This
confidence has been lost because the
premier and his associates have acted
as if. they were but the agents of the
Dunsmuir and other  corporate interests.   They have  refused to legislate
for all the people of the province in a
spirit of fairness.    They have refused
to give equal representation in their
legislative body, which is a gross violation of popular rights,   an outrage
that, would not  be tolerated in  any
other section ruled by English speaking people.   They have imposed unfair
taxation,   and   ahyays  on the people
least able to bear taxation.    They have
granted   hundreds  of    thousands   pf
acres.of land to railway charter mpn-
gers.   They    have  kept in offices of
trust men.known to be dishonest, and
filled  offices   in   the    interior   with
political heelers from Victoria.   These
are reasons sufficient for the people of
Kootenay.   In this riding the government was too cowardly to bring out a
straight candidate, but hopes to carry
it by >unning a man who poses as an
independent. Many of the people know
tbat  Mr.   Farwell has received many
favors from the government inithe past;
that otitis politicalj affUiatipiis have
been, and are now, with the men who
are striving to return the Turner combination to office.   The men who have
lately come to the province should not
be deceived by the specious reasons set
forth  regarding  Mr.   Farwell's independence.   If he is not a supporter of
the men now in power in this province, -then he is  an ingrate; and the
men who  best  know him  will  not
charge him with being ungrateful.   If
elected, Mr. Jftwwell-,-^ill support the
Turner government,  just as surely as
Dr. Walkem of  South  Nanaimo will.
The people pf Nelson riding want a
member  in  the legislative assembly
who will work and' vote with the party
_ who^have^opposed^class legislation aad
who believe that an   elector in Kootenay   should  have   the   same   voting
strength as an elector in Esquimault.or
in Cassiar, or  in Cariboo, or  in  Lillooet.   They do not want  a  member
who will be on the fence on any question, nor do they want,a .member who
will attempt to hold up a government
every time ho is not  given what  he
wants as an individual. The Miner believes that the people  of  this riding
and of  the district will be beat served
by the   re-election of  J. Fred Hume,
who for four years has  served them
with fidelity, and wlio is not seeking
re-election under false pretenses.
Refused  to Vote for the  Expenses of
the Commission.
Montreal, June 29.���A special to La
Patrie, evidently inspired by Tarte,
says the action of the American senate
in rejecting1 the item for the expenses
of the proposed commission, cannot
but be regarded as a sign of hostility
from the start. A s the senate, iu the
last instance, would have to ratify any
arrangement that might be reached, if
it showed its opposition in such a
small matter, it is only reasonable to
suppose that it would show some
greater hostility when the report of
the commission was submitted to it. It
would, therefore, under such circum-
. stances be utterly useless to have any
President McKinley, however, is
pledged to the conference, and it is
likely the senate will reconsider its determination. La Patrie also says that
the British secretary of the commission will be a French Canadian and
will De "one of the our young Montreal friends.
Mr. Lockerby, senior member of the
firm of Lockerby Bros., wholesale
grocers, died yesterday, aged 67.
Rev. Williams of North Georgetown,
has been  elevated moderator of   the
Montreal Presbytery for tlie next  six
months.    ��� 	
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
QXZ. Obbbb+b+-9^r3
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mail to sny branch will have careful and prompt attention.
Ottawa, June 29.���Denis Hogan, in
spector of, the police force,has been appointed superintendent of the Dominion police. The office Was vacated by
the appointment oif Din O'Leary as
deputy warden of Kingston penitentiary. Immigration returns show
that thus far upwards of 18,000 hew
settlers have arrived in Canada.
Henry Gray, night watchman of the
Almonte knitting mills, was murdered
by burglars this morning. The murderers escaped.
Toronto, June 89.���The following is
a special to the Evening Telegram,
dated London, June 29:
fhey are still guessing here as to
the probable successor of the Earl of
Aberdeen in Canada. The name receiving attention just now is Lord
Strathcona, Canada's high commissioner
The demand for tickets for the Dominion day banquet is not up tp the
average.      ~v';:i ' '
June 29.���At Pittsburg���Pittsburg
4, Brooklyn 8.        .      *
At St. Louis���St. Louis 3, Washington 7.�����
At Cincinnati���Cincinnati ,9, Phil
adelphia 8.
At Chicago���Chicago 12, New York
At Louisville-^-Louisville 4, Baltimore 8.
At Cleveland���Cleveland 3, Boston 0.
In   some  way,   to induce every man, woman and
in the country who buys in Nelson to come and inspect our
and  prices.     We  would  have you do this for we are sure
you  would   become our customer and friend.    We have the
and   best  selected   stock  of Groceries in the city.    The
famous  products   of every country in our line are represented on
our shelves.
EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS.���Never behind the times. No retrograding
here. Our 'business is run to serve its patrons to their best interests,
as well as our own, and you can always depend upon our best Bervice
being afforded you.
The fairness of our prices throughout our entire Hns at all times shows onr
grasp upon the market.     CAN'T BE BEAT AT ALL;  THAT'S ALL.
.'.Des Brisay & Co., Nelson,
Lieut.-Governor - Hon T R Mclnnes
Premier - - Hon JB Turner
Attorney-General - Hon D-M Eberts
Com of Lands and Works Hon O B Martin
Minister Mines and Education Hon Jas Baker
President Executive Council Hon C K Pooley
Members Legislative Assembly tor West Koot-
enay-North Riding J M Kollie
South Riding ��� J F Hume
Mayor - . John Houston
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer, W F Teetzel, J A
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whallcy. Thoa Madden.
City Clerk
Police Magistrate
Chief of Police
Chief of Fire Department
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
Dr. LaBiiu
Dr. EC Arthur. Dr. GAB Hall, Geo Johnstone.   Principal���J R Green.
President - J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President ��� James Lawrence.
Secy-Treas. - John A Turner:
Medical Supt.
John A. Turner
W. A. Jowett.
D. McArthur
AH Clements
Dr. G. A B Hall
8.00 p.m.
8.30 a.m.
1.00 p.m.
aoo p.m.
United States, Ontario, Que
Dec and iuistern Provinces
Points on N. & F. S. lino.
Victoria and Rossland.
N'ew Denver, Sandon and
locan Lake Points. '
[Casio and Kootenay Lake
Rossland. Trail, Nakusp,
Ltobson.*points on main line
C. P. IX.. Vancouver and
5.15 p.ni.
2.30 p.m.
7.15 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
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 1 p.m.; Sunday 1 hour.dO toll a.m).
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster;
Government Inspector of Agencies W J Goepel
Gold Commissioner - O.G. Dennis
Mining Recorder-Tax Col ��� RF Tolmie
Collector of Customs - Geo. Johnstone
Provincial Assessor ��� John Keen."
County Court Judge ��� J A Forin.
Registrar. - ETHSlmpkins.
First Jailer
Second Jailer
Third Jailer
Senior Guard
Capt, N Fitzstubbs.
R Liddell.
Geo Partridge.
John MoLmren
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
OFFICE AND YARD C. P. R. STATION.    .   .   .
Cambridge, Mass., June 29.���Harvard college today conferred the honorary degree of LL. D. on the Earl of
Aberdeen, governor general of Canada,
and the degree of D. A. on Rev. B.
Huntingdon, of Grace church, New
York city.
The supporters of the independent
candidate, Mr. Farwell, got a frost at
the fire ball on Tuesday iiight. The]
chairman of his campaign committee
circulated handbills stating that he
would address the electors of Nelson,
and inviting .the supporters of Mr.,
Hume to attend the meeting. 'After
waiting until 9 o-olook only about
fifteen supporters of Mr. Farwell were
within hearing, and his agent announced that', thej meeting would be
postponed until some other night. A
few more such meetings and the independent candidate will retire from the
contest in disgust.
;From the ipoint of view of the .general mining industry in Kootenay the
failure of the attempted sale of the Le
Roi inine to the British America Gor-
poration is much to be regretted.   The
Pembroke. Ont., June 29.���While
John Smythe, of West Meath, a farmer,
was driving home from Ottawa, his
team of horses took fright at a passing
train and he was thrown from the
wagon and taken to the hospital here,
where he died.
Wall Papers,
Fishing Tackle,
Garden & Flower Seeds.
6NS- -Z^
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to"
The NelsonPlaning Mill
In stock.1,000,000 f t.of Flooring.Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
Church of England���Matin 41 a.ro.; Even
Song. 7.K0 p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month after
Matins^: on 2nd and 4th Sundays, at 8 a.m.
Sunday-School at 2.30 p.m. Rev. H. S. Akehurst. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
Presbvtkkmn Church���Services at 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at &30.p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Kndeavor Society meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew,
Pastor. ll
Mktuodist CnuRCii-Corner Silica an*
Josephine Streets. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30
p. m.; Sabbath School, 2.38 p.m.: Prayermeeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Kpworth
League C. E.. Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. Geo. Jf.
Morden, Pastor.
Roman Catholic Church���Mass at Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a.m.; Benediction
at 7.30 to 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
Baptist Church ��� Services morning and
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; Meetings
are held in the school house. Strangers cordially welcomed. Rov. G. R. Welch, Pastor.
���Salvation-Army���Services- every^ evening
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria street.
Adiutant Milkier in charge.
TO OK��E��.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see
New York, June 29.���Bar silver,
59^ Mexican dollars, 45%. Copper,
duff.    Brokers, $11.75.
Tin, quiet. Straights, $15 to $15.25.
Plates,;quiet.   ���
The Winnipeg -Free -Press says home-
steading is going on in a way very
gratifying in Manitoba and the territories. Entries for last month were
numerous in Edmonton, Dauphin and
Qu'Appelle. The Winnipeg district
and Prince Albert recorded many
homestead entries, and the satisfactory
point is that the settlers are of the
most desirable class���experienced farmers.
Your Tobaccos.
��� AT THE ���
Post Office
Xigar Store
Where  you will alwajs find a well
assorted  stock of In sported   and
DomesticCigars, Cigarettes Tobaccos and a full stock of
Pipes at reasonable
S. J. AUGHTOJN, dl9>
B. C.
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. 0 at $1.50.
2 ft.'8 x 6 ft. 8 at $175.
2 ft.10 x 6 ft.10 at $2.00.
Screen  "Windows made to order in
all sizes at the
T, W. GRAY,   Proprietor.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. Sc A.
M. meets second Wednesday in each
month.   Visiting brethren invitod.
G. L. Lennox, Secretary.
I. O. O. F.     Kootenay Lodge
No. 16, meets every Monday night,
at  thcir*Hall, Kootenay sfeot.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
.NELSON   LODGE No. 25, K. of P..
ftmects in Castio hall, McDonald block
slavery Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,
"All visiting knights cordially invited,
J. J. Malone. CC.
(820) Geo. Partridge. K. of R. and a
NELSON LODGE. I. O. G. T. Meet* in
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars cor
dially invited, Johk Telkord,
Chief Templar.
Georgo Nunn   See'/
rn cordial!
second and fourth Wednesday o(
each month at K. of P. HaU, MacDonald Block, cor. Vernon and
Josephine streets. "Visiting breth-
y invited. Ernest Kino,
Farrow, Worthy President
COURT KOOTENAY, I.O.F., NO. 3138 meets
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month iu the
Kof PHall. F XV Swanell. C. D. S, C.R.; JJt
Green. CR.: J. Purkisa, Secy.
every Thursday in the I.O.O-F. hall.' F'W
Swanell, M.W.: W Hodson. Rec.-Sec.; J. J.
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1693 meets in the McDonald block every Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. Visiting members cordially' invited.
John Toye, W.M.; F. J. Bradley, R.S. THE MINER,   THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1898
Br^ef   Mention   of  Happenings  In  Ike
Dlfttrlet Daring tbe Fast
F. Weston, London, is in the city.
Sol Cameron, contractor, Bossland,
is in the city.
Miss Agnew of Balfour is visiting
friends in tho city.
Bruco White of Sandon is in the city
on mining business.
P. J. Hickey, Sandon, is in the city
on mining business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shupe of Slocan
City ore at the Grand Central.
Kenneth Campbell, a financial man
of London, England, is at the Phair.
The Bossland, a bay horse from Boss-
land, has  arrived to  take part in the
��� races.
The judges' stand for the horse races
���will be on the balcony of the Tremont
Charles R. Hamilton and B. G. Edward Leckie of Rossland are at the
W. G. MacKenzie, Vancouver; A.
W. Boss and G. Birue of New Westminster are at the Phair.
The West Kootenay Butcher company have on hand today a large quantity of fine veal and poultry.
DIED.���Yesterday, June 29, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Nelson, Latimer street, of scarlet fever.
. Already the Dominion day celebration has commencod among the small
boys, and fire crackers are much in
\   Baker street will be placed in good
tondition for the races today.    A large
) force  of men will  be placed   at work
*. leveling, etc.
/ Large and handsome posters are out
for the Fourth of July celebration at
Slocan City. A good programme of
sport has been arranged.
Among the arrivals at the Hume last
night were A. F. McMillan, Ottawa;
J. C. Carlin. Victoria; J. W. Gatter,
Vancouver; V. E. Ashbroine, Toronto.
Claude A. Cregan and B. E. Leckie
of Bossland arrived yesterday with
horses to compete in the races to be
held here on Dominion day. The horses
look like flyers.
-The Trail smelter will start up again
about the. .middle of July. It is expected that ftt first only one blast will
be blown in and about 250 tons of ore
treated each day.
Wiliam  Burns,   Balfour;   A.   Mc-
' Cregan, Waterloo; Steve Cleveland and
Norman McLeod, Kalso, and E. J. McCune,    Bossland, registered   at  the
Queen's lost night.
The Bossland Leader reports a Chinook wind at the City in tbe Clouds,
and that "the atmosphere was bitterly
eold last night, more like the depth of
winter than summer."
Miss Bessie B. Hunter died at Sandon on Tuesday, after a short illness,
of spinal meningitis. The deceased
young lady was a sister of James and
Bobert Hunter of Rossland.
*' Percy F. Godenrath, editor of the
Spokane Miner and Electrician, has
severed bis connection with that paper
to accept the position as travelling
epresentative of the Spokesman-Review.
Bev. A. B. Winchester, superintend
'"eat of ChinesermissibnlsT-andnis assistant,   Bev.   Mr.   Coleman, are in   the
a lot of
Ice Cream Freezers
which no well appointed
home should be without
during the warm weather.
We have also constantly
on hand a full line of . .
[Plumbers Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offering at very low prices.
Iwfir lartefiGo..
, Vancouver & Nelson, B,0.
city. Bev. Mr. Winchester will preach
tomorrow night in the Presbyterian
Miss Green, teacher of the Ymir
public school, who has been spending
a few days in the city, the guest of
Mrs. J. E. Amiable, loft last night for
Kamloops to write on the teachers' examination.
The rocks for the drilling contests
have been placed in position on the
recreation grounds. Some of the tenderfoot prospectors in the city were
seen prospecting in that vicinity yesterday. .
All entries for the horse racing
events and drilling contest must be
made with the secretary, B. S. Lennie,
before 10 o'clock tonight. The list will
be published in The Miner tomorrow
The big C. P. E. barge, which was
moored at the'fpot of Cedarstreet, broke
loose from her moorings' during the
wind storm yesterday and swung
around, striking a small houso on the
shore, greatly to tho alarm o'f the inmates. #
Bev. H. Irwin, the popular "Father
Pat" of Bossland, has started on an
extended trip through the Boundary
country, after which he will visit
East Kootenay, returning to his charge
about Auugst 1. During his absence
Bev. C. Ault Procunier will officiate
at Bossland.
The Spokane Review of yesterday
says: "Fred Burke,Thomas Burke and
Charles Parker leave this morning for
Nelson, B. C. All three are sprinters,
and their trip to"the north is for the
purpose of entering the races there on
Dominion day, July 1. They are accompanied by their trainer, Al Hol-
A quiet wedding took place at the
Methodist parsonage pn Wednesday
afternoon, when the Bev. John Rob-
son, B. A., joined iu the bonds of
matrimony Richard Peugelly of Sandon and Catherine Fine ot Cambourne,
England. The young couple took the
afternoon train for Rossland, where
they intend to reside.
The baseball challenge cup, donated
by P. F. Emerson for the competition
to bo held here on Dominion day has
arrived, and is on exhibition at "The
Ollice.'' It is a very handsome silver
cup, ordered from Toronto. On it is
inscribed "Baseball. Challenge Cup,
Presented by P. T. Emerson; Open to
All Amateur Baseball Clubs in the
Kootenay; to Be Won Twice in Succession."
It has been reported to The Miner
office that the dog poisoner is at work
in Nelson, and that several valuable
dogs have been poisoned within the
past week. An advertisement appears
in another column offering a reward
of $50 for the detection of anyone
guilty of tho offence, and it is sincerely
hoped that the miscreants may be
speedily detected and brought to 'justice. A dog-poisoner is one of the
meanest men on earth, but if he did
his work of destruction only on useless canines, he might be to a certain
extent excusable, but in this case family pets and valuable dogs have been
Meeting of  the Committee   to  Make
Final Arrangements.
A meeting of the sports committee
in connection with the Dominion day
celebration was held last night in the
office of Secretary R. S. Lennie, at
which .there were present Mayor Houston in the chair, Messrs. Dover, Turner, Ashcroft, Newlands Malone,
Kirkpatrick and the secretary.
A telegram was received from the
Rossland and Trail hose reel teams
stating that they would compete in
the wet test on the second day of the
An offer was received of $100 for the
privilege of selling pools for the different events, and it was accepted.
j$ The treasurer reported that $1895 had
so far been collected,
" The following additions wero made
to the official programme: "'__
^Tlielmm of $25 for a trophy for a
tenuis tournament.
'* The sum of .$50 to be divided into
three prizes of $25, $15 and $10, for
the best decorated buildings, outside
decorations, and a committee consisting pf Medames J. C. Turner, W. J.
Goepel and A. L. McCulloch were appointed judges.
It was decided by the committee to
reserve tbe right to alter the programme to suit the circumstances.
Mayor Houston has undertaken to
look after accommodations _ for the
New Denver band, and the different
clubs will look after accommodations
for visiting teams.
The programme of the aquatic sports
has been prepared by tho boating club
and will be distributed today.
Three Mining Cases Heard Yesterday.
One a Suit for Damages.
Tho attention of both judges of the
supreme court was taken up yesterday
with cases affecting the mining interests.
Before Mr. Justice Drake and a jury
the case of Davis vs. the Le Eoi company was heard. This was an action
for damages for injuries sustained
while at work in the Le Roi mine at
Bossland. A number of witnesses were
examined and a verdict for the plaintiff for $300 damages was returned. F.
M. McLeod appeared for the plaintiff,
and E. P. Davis, Q. C, for the defendant.
Before Mr. Justice McColl, W. H.
Reynolds vs. George A. McDonald and
The Kamloops Mining & Development
Co., Ltd.,was tried. The case involved
an interest in the well known Millie
Mack mining property on Cariboo
creek,  and after  being  partly heard
isrEXiSonsr zruktik:
ffieHarry Lindley
The best of Nautical Dramas,
The Best Comedies. The Newest Songs.
Tickets on Sale at The Canada Drug & Book Co.
Admission 50 Cents.
Artistic Dancing.
Price 75 cents.  General
The Bink is being made weather proof and comfortable.
DON'T MISS THE --��*��������.
Jack O'Neill  and W. H. West
$ioo Purse, a Gold Medal and the
Championship of British Columbia.
Thursday  Evening,   June 30th.
In Hall on Vernon street   next door
to the Kootenay Hotel.
was settled by the parties out of court.
W. A. Macdonald, Q. C, appeared for
the plaintiff, and E. V. Eodwell for
the defendants.
Boie vs. Salter���An action involving
a dispute as to ownership of several
mineral claims in the Slocan. This
case was partly heard and adjourned
until today. M. L. Grimmett and E.
V. Bodwell appeared for the plaintiff,
and J. Christie and W. A. Macdonald,
Q. C, for the defendants..
There are a large number of civil
cases still on the list, which are likely
to occupy the attention of the court
for several days.
Town Lots Continue to Change Hands
at a Lively Rate.
The"-huge lumber rafts which arrived
containing 370,000 feet of lumber are
skeletons now, and the carpenters are
husy. When one visits the townsite
he needs a speaking trumpet to make
himself heard. The rattle of the hammer and saw is inspiring, indeed. At
present there are 80 buildings, of all
descriptions, under way, and orders
are iri for almost half the raft that is
expected daily.
:.' The C. P. R. pile-driver is here but
the heavy swell in tlie lake has prevented the workmen from floating the
timbers down to the place where the
wharf is 'i to be constructed. As yet
there is but one store in town, which
is doing an excellent business. Other
stores are in course of construction.
There are about a thousand people
in town who are working in various
capacities, and but few idle men in the
place, as there is employment for all
in the railroad camps around Brooklyn.
In conversation with some of the
men who have contracts between Bob-
son and Brooklyn it was learned that
1,750,000 yards of rock was to be
moved. The average price of ^this work
is about one dollar per yard. This
means that $1,750,000 will be spent on
this section of road, ���which is directly
the handsome payroll coming from the
boring of the tunnel makes Brooklyn a
very attractive point for merchandising.
William Hunter of Silverton will
erect a large building for a-general
store of merchandise and expects to
carry everything needed in his line.
Town lots continue to change hands at
a lively rate and considerable rivalry
is manifested between the local real
estate men. As the business houses
grow down the street the lots advance
in price, and the scramble for some
choice buys that had heretofore been
neglected is indeed amusing.
The steamboat men come in at night
and secure a lot and the following
morning make final payment and have
all the papers drawn to the person
whom it was sold. They arc doing a
rushing business and making considerable money.
The London, England, Daily Mail in
its financial article 'of the 8th inst.
speaks as follows in approval of our
great transcontinental railroad: "The
benefit to be derived from the opening
of the Crow's Nest Pass railway has
yet to, be felt, and this ought to be
considerable.. The Canadian Pacific
has probably the most varied traffic of
any line on the American continent.
The shares at their present price are
still a promising purchase, as there is
the prospect of a dividend of at least 5
per cent for 1898, while there may, of
course, be'more."
Such advice is significant, as tlie
Daily Mail now claims by far the largest circulation of any daily paper in
the United Kingdom, and consequently
must have not a little influence on the
average British investor.
ffor nemlitii' <>!' the legislative Assembly
for (lie   Kelson Killing or "West
Kootenay District.
Adopted   by Delegates In Convention on
The 31st Day of June, 1898.
Gentlemen,���I offer myself as an independent candidate to represent you
in the next Provincial Parliament.
Should I be fortunate enough to secure your support I shall endeavor to
bring about the following reforms:
(1) A change in the Mineral Act to
compel all partners in a mining claim
to bear their share of > the assessment
work or forfeit their interest.
(2) An amendment to cause litigants
to put up reasonable security for costs
before adversing applications for cer-
tificates of improvements,
(3) Regular promotion in the Civil
Service, avoiding the injustice of the
appointment of outsiders over the
heads of men already in the service,
all vacancies being filled by our own
(4) The removal from the Statute
book of the discriminatory tax of $5.00
per annum on mechanics, miners' and
others employed in our metalliferous
If returned I pledge myself to work
to the best of my ability to secure a
local expenditure of public monies
in proportion to the revenue collected
in the district, and to ensure such expenditure being laid out to the best
possible advantage.
The mining interests of British Columbia have now reached such' proportions that it is desirable they should
be administrated by a separate department under the charge of a minister
who would devote his undivided attention to the subject.
��� I shall endeavor to rescind the legislation of '96, by which mining suits
were taken out-of the jurisdiction of
the County Court and relegated to the
Supreme Court, thereby entailing increased costs and interminable delays.
During the past eight years Kootenay has been represented bv straight
government supporters and by an out
and out oppositionist, the result in
neither case has been satisfactory. I
consider the time has arrived when all
the Kootenay members should join in
advocating measures for the benefit of
this district as a whole arid for its
special industry, without regard to
party. ��
"Whereas, The Turner government
by its class legislation, (1) by imposing a tax upon the output of metalli ��
ferous mines not imposed upon the
output of coal mines; (3) by refusing
to remove the tax imposed on men
working in metalliferous mines ;(3) by
denying the people of the province
equitable representation in the legislative assembly, has proven itself unworthy of further confidence or continuance in offise; and,
'' Whereas, The railway policy of the
present administration is inimical to
the best welfare of the province as a
whole therefore be it
'' Resolved, That the interests of the
Nelson riding of West Kootenay district demand that the electors return
as their representative in the next
provincial legislature a man who will
not only strongly advocate bui will
also use his influence with the members of the legislative assembly opposed
to the present administration to secure
the following reforms: '������
"First���An equitable plan of representation in the legislative assembly on a
basis that will recognize that an elec- -
tor in one portion of the province is
the equal of an elector in any other
portion where like circumstances prevail.
'' Second���Equalization in taxation
with respect to mines, so that if the
output of the metalliferous mines be
taxed, the output of all coal mines
shall be treated in the same manner.
'' Third���Repeal of_ tlie jspecial tax
imposed upon workingminers ���in the
metalliferous mines, which partakes
���of the nature of a trade tax and is an
unjust exaction.
"Fourth���An amendment to the assessment act which permits what is
virtually dual taxation, under the indefensible mortgage tax, or tax upon
"Fifth���The passage of a general
railway act, which will allow the
building of railways by bona fide railway men without cost to the province
either in cash subsidies or land grants.
"Sixth���The starving out of railway
charter mongers by refusing to grant
any further land subsidies iu aid of
railway construction, and by insisting
wherever easli subsidies are granted
that such subsidies shall be by way of
loan secured by a lien..upon the railways
when built.
" Seven th���Tlie absolute prohibition
of the immigration of Chinese into the
province, and the exclusion of Chinese
from employment by any company receiving any concession whatever from
the crown.
" Eighth-r-That in employing labor on
public works preference be given to
citizens of the province, and also that
all government offices bc filled by
capable bona fide residents of the district where the vacancies exist.
"Ninth���Due recognition of the fact
that the mining industry is the chief
attraction for outside capital to the
province, and is responsible for the increase in its population; that this industry may bo vitally affected by legislation, and its importance demands
that we should have in the cabinet a
practical rather than a theoretical
"And with a view to securing the
above reforms, -we pledge ourselves to
support by our votes and influence the
nominee of this convention."
Owing tothe heavy dew last evening
the "May Blossom" by the Harry
Lindley Comedy company was not very
largely attended, but was thoroughly
enjoyed by those who were perserit.
J. M. Chapman as Steve Harland,
Clara Mathes as May Blossom, and
Little Mystic Lindley as Little May
were especially good in their respective
parts. Harry Lindley as Parson Bartlett, and Miss F. St. Leonard, furnished the amusement for the audience. The specialties were good. Tonight the company will present the
nautical play, '*' The Castaway,k' written by Hairry Lindley for his company.
Old papers
per .hundred
at The Miner office.  25 cents
FOUND.-A small key, National Cosh
ter.   Apply "Miner" oflice.
MUSIC LESSONS. ���On piano, organ or
guitar, by Mrs. W. J. As tley, Robson street,
two doors west of Stanley.  P. O. Box 180.
Fifty dollars will bc paid by me for the arrest
ar.d conviction of any person for poisoning or
attempting to poison dogs,
I will sell at cost for the balance of the season all trimmed
millinery, children's hata and
bonnets, sailors and shirt waists.
Josephine st., Nelson.
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Captain  Turney  Tells of His Experiences With the Insurgents.
'���'������'' (Continued)
Speaking of the conspicuous valor!
frequently shown by the Spanish oflfi- i
cers, Captain Turney stated that he
knew of several instances in which the
Cubans factually forbore to fire upon
them, so impressed were they by their
bravery. Captain Turney mentioned
one instance which he witnessed himself.
"We were coming down a defile
which gradually narrowed down until
there was only about 100 paces of
clear ground between tho bushes and
rocks on either side. Suddenly as we
reached neared the narrowest part fire
was opened on us from the brush on
one side. We were ambushed. Immediately I gave the order to break for
cover, and we succeeded in reaching
����� belt of low boulders crossing the hiii.
with but trifling loss, whence we
opened fire upon thc enemy. Almost
immediately after we had taken to
cover a Spanish officer was seen endeavoring to induce his men to attaok
us. No one moved. He then jumped
up on a rock in front of the ambush
gesticulating, swearing, stamping his
foot and imploring his men to come
on, but still no one moved. The most
noticeable feature here ���was, however,
that my men's fire quickly slackened
and soon ceased altogether. The officer
seemed surprised at the cessation of
the firing, but still he jumped down
from the rock and advanced toward us,,
atill calling his men to follow. He
seemed broken-hearted because his men
would not respond. Finally he went
back and we saw no more of them.
My men said afterwards that though
they could easily have picked him off
(he was only 80 or 90 yards from us)
they had not the heart to shoot such a
brave man."
The Spanish soldiers were not always slow to attack, as the following
instance will show. Captain Turney
was not present at the affair himself,
but was given an account of the engagement by one of the survivors. In
this case the Cubans to the number of
about 60 or 70 occupied a ranch which
had a stone wall about five feet high
sunrrounding it, and outside that again
a fence of about the same height.
The Spaniards, to the number of 80 or
100, scrambled over the fence, crossed
about 150 yards of open ground, though
suffering heavy loss, crossed about 50
yards more of open ground, leaped
over the stone wall and bayoneted the
defenders, only about ten escaping.
This was a most daring exploit, worthy
of the best troops in the world, and
shows that the fighting qualities of the
Spanish are not to be despised.
After Captain Turney had been about
six or seven months in Cuba he was
engaged in a severe brush with a
superior force of Spaniards, in which
he lost 40 per cent of his men, and
was himself severely wounded, although the Spaniards lost more men
than the Cubans, and had eventually
to retire. The object of the Cubans at
this moment was to secure a band of
horses for military. purposes that were
known to be in the vicinity. Three
Spaniards were supposed to be in force
somewhere in the neighborhood, so
they proceeded cautiously. A scout
came in with the news that the Spaniards were near, and within two or
three minutes the attack began. The
fire seemed to come from both sides as
well as from the front, and the order
was given to fall back to a {narrow
ravine in the rear, where a large
boulder almost blocked the entrance,
which a dozen men could thus hold
against a thousand.
Back fell the Cubans, taking advantage of every bit of cover in the
shape of shrub or rock, and onward
came the Spaniards, adopting tlie same
tactics, though owing to their large
numbers and the scanty cover they
were exposed proportionately. Some
distanco of level plain was thus passed,
when they reached and crossed a small
hog-back that ran across the valley.
By this time the enemy were so close
upon them that it seemed impossible
^tcrgetttrthe ravinein time, so the'cap-
tain detached ten men with orders to
make a circuit and try and attack the
enemy in the rear, taking care to make
as much noise and show as possible,
and try to divert the attention of the
The devoted men had not been gone
more than two or three minutes when
a mounted officer, more daring than
the rest, charged down upon them over
the slope. Captain Turney and the
Spaniard fired simultaneously, and the
captain fell insensible. It was night
when he came to himself, and after
some hours of waiting he was found
by his men with the Spaniard lying
dead close beside him. From them he
learned that the ruse had been successful, tbe Spaniards halting long enough
to enable them to make good their retreat to the stronghold where their
foes did not venture to attack them.
Of the ten men who saved their com
rades, but four ever returned. Captain
Turney was conveyed a fortnight's
journey to a stronghold in the mountains, where a ruined convent served as
a hospital, and the only doctor was an,
ex-hospital attendant from the United
Space forbids any further mention of
Captain Turney's experiences, but it
may be briefly added that the wound
refused to heal, and a more bracing
climate was imperative, so the captain
was compelled to return to the United
States, and circumstances have so far
prevented him from ever going back
to Cuba.
Vernon  street   next   to the Kootenay
hotel    They will wrestle in the catch
as-catch-can style.
Jack O'Neill has been wrestling for
lo years, and comes, from Kalispel,
Montana. Last winter at Missoula he
won the championship of the northwest and a gold medal at the catch-as-
catch-can style. About four months
ago ho won a mixed Cornish and
catch-as-catch-can bout with Farmer
Barnes at Kalispel, while about three
months ago ho won a tournament at
Spokane, beating F. S. Louis, J. P.
Donner and also his present opponent.
This latter bout was a very close and
well contested one, each man winning
two falls.
W. H. West won the catch weight
catch-as-catch can championship of
British Columbia on September 8,
1894, at the Vancouver carnival, the
runner-up being W. Murdock. In
Seattle he beat the Marbett Bros, and
Jim Barber, while on February <5,
1898, he beat Gus Harden, the middleweight champion of Montana, at Butte.
He has never in any contest been
beaten by a middleweight.
In the present match O'Neill has an
advantage in weight of 12. or 14
pounds, and so is conceding odds. By
the terms of the agreement O'Neill
must throw West three times before
West can throw O'Neill twice. Both
men are in fine condition and are experts in the art of wrestling, so a
thoroughly interesting contest should
be witnessed.
West is open to wrestle anyone
catch-as-catch-can at the middleweight
limit,while O'Neill will accept a challenge from anyone at catch
Spokane Bankers Will Charge  a  Two
Per Cent Discount on Our Currency.
At a meeting of the Spokane Clearing House association yesterday, at
which all the Spokane banks were
represented, it was decided; that on and
after July 10 next Canadian money
would only be accepted at a discount
of 2 per cent. The Spokane bankers
say that they have lost money every
time they accepted Canadian money at
par, and that the discount to be imposed will be hardly sufficient to pay
for disposing of the currency.
Under the new revenue law on the
other side, an American bank cannot
put Canadian money into circulation
without a . tax of 10 per cent thereon.
This necessitates shipping the bullion
back to the nearest Canadian bank to
have it exchanged, and the expense
connected with this is said to amount
to nearly 2 per cent of the amount involved. It is estimated by a prominent Spokane banker that the Canadian
money passing through the Spokane
,bahks amounts to $850,000 monthly.
mi from Ymir.
Homestake���S. Hawkins, on w sido
of and 8 mi up Six Mile ck.
Homestake No. 1���A. Long, on w
side pf and 3 mi up Six Milo ck, adj
White Quartz���F. Smith, J. M.
Doyle, on N & F S ry, iy mi s of Hall
Sunset���W. P. Baer, on n side of
and 3 mi up Barrett ck.adj McDonogh,
formerly North Star.
Copperfield���R. R. Burress.on n side
of and 12 mi up Wild Horse ck, adj
Greenhorn���E. O. Nelson, on e side
of Eagle ck, adj Poorman.
Viola���W. A. Macdonald. 8 mi s of
Nelsou on e fk of Cottonwood ck,
formerly Elkhorn.
Mechanic���H. E. Hermanson, W. J.
Murphy, John E. Anderson, on s side
of e fk of Cottonwood ck, Vi mi e of N
Santiago���J. J. Hargreaves, 1% mi
se of Mountain Star, formerly Man-
Erin���P. O'Hara, P. Dessell, on 49
ck, % mi s ot Hydraulic company's
dam. formerly Rod Bluff.
Enterprise���P. O'Hara, P. Dessell.
o ne side of 49 ck, adj Champion.
True Fisher���J. O'Neill, J." E. Read,
on e side of n fk of Salmon river, 12
mi from Erin, adj Ida D.
Maine���W. Foote, on  Bear  ck, adj
Nebraska Girl.
June 21���
Evangeline���-R. R. Shrim, on n side
of and &% mi up Porcupine ck, adj
Columbia���H. Lawson, on w side of
Lower Arrow lake, 9 mi above Robson,
formerly Sholto.
Squealing Pig���W. G. Siryer, Sy
mi up Pocrupine ck, formerly White
Woodstock���A. J. Gerrard, on Golden
King mountain, 7 mi s of. Nelson,
formerly Brant.
Jean Bell���J.   L.   Vanstone,   W. G.
Lillie,   2 mi   se   of  Nelson, adj Blue
Fur, formerly Benuie.
June 22���
Maud S���A. McKessen. W. B. Mc-
Isaacs, on n side of and 2 mi up Stewart ck, formerly Wild Horse.
Hercules���F." Grantham, on n side of
Toad mountain, adj Copper Queen.
Rawhide���G. H. Hotherham, n side
of and Sy mi up Boulder ck, adj Free
Valdane���J. Robinson, n side of Ten
Mile ck, formerly Nanaimo.
Tom Thumb���J. McMillan, on Copper mountain, adj Silver Cliff, formerly
The English and Canadian Members
Officially Nominated.
London, June 29.���In pursuance of
the agreement signed at Washington
on May 80 for a joint commission to
adjust the Canadian-American differences, it is officially announced that
8ueen Victoria has appointed the Lord
hancellor, Baron Herschell; the premier of Canada, Sir Wilfred Laurier; Sir
Richard Cartwright, member for Central Huron in the Canadian house of
commons and formerly finance minister of Canada; Sir Louis Davies,
privy councillor and minister of
marine and fisheries of Canada and
counsel for Great Britain between the
international fisheries arbitration at
Halifax in 1877 between Great Britain
and the United States; and Sir John
Charlton, to be high commissioner.
Performances  of  the  Men  and    the
Terms on Which They Meet.
A   wrestling match   between    Jack
.JO'Neill  and W.   H.   West ��� fpr a $100
purse arid a gold medal will take place
at 8 o'clock this evening in the hall on
June 18��� x
Oregon���D5 Diamond, on Barrett ck,
adj Friday.
Relief���J. Poyrier, n e of Deer Park
arid 3 mi from Arrow lake, adj Ruby.
Cf itt���-A. Ldri^daleTonTi''"sideTbt arid
6 mi up Porcupine ck, adj Franklin.
Pascoe���F. Johnson, on n side of and
6 mi up Porcupine ck, adj Alberta.
Republic���J. Davis, on n side of and
6 mi up Porcupine ck, adj Alberta.
Exchange���L. H. Timmins, 2 mi s
of Hall and 1% mi n of N & F S ry,
adj Dublin, formerly Clyde.
Silver Shield���J. T. Shields, on divide bet Hidden and Procupine cks, i%
mi from Ymir, formerly Belle.
Crescent���J. T. Wilson, on n side of
Barrett ck, adj Horseshoe.
Quickstep���W. E. Cox, *�� mi s of
Barrett ck, adj Horseshoe. K
Gioletta���A. Whittet, on no side of
Toad mountain, adj Prince, formerly
Riverside���W. H. Cummings, w side
of Salmon ck, 2 mi s of Hall Siding,
adj Inverness.
Victor���W. S. Wilkinson. 1 mi se of
Hall, adj Gate, formerly Victoria
Emerald No. 2���Thomas  Brown, at
Snmmit,   at   head of 49  and Summit
cks, formerly Emerald.
June 20���
Anna���J. Finley, on Porcupine ck,
formerly Southern Cross No. 2.
Linnie C���C. Creamer, on Porcupine
ck, formerly Southern Cross.
Caythorpe--W. Rippino, n Bull Dog
mountain, 4 mi from Brooklyn, adj
Little Giant.
Liverpool���-T. C. Woods, on s fk of
Porcupine ck, adj Highland Scotch.
Highland Scotch���J. Goodland, on
second s fk of Porcupine ck 18 mi from
N & F S ry.
Carnot���0.1 Blair, on n side of Wild
Horse ck. adj Stirling, formerly Josie.
June Bug���R. M. Reeves, on Iron
mountain, at Lost Creek.
Uncle Sam���C. A. Peterson, bn Salmon river, % mi sw of Jack Wiliams'
Y G���M. Tait, on Porcupine ck, '6
Of the Slocan Riding of Vlent Kootenay
Electoral District.
Gentlemen:���At the request of a
large proportion of the community
representing every section of the
Riding, I beg to announce myself as a
candidate for your suffrages in the
coming elections.
In respectfully soliciting your votes
and support I declare myself a supporter and follower of the Hon. J. H.
Turner as the Leader of the only Party
in this Province with a defined Policy
and coherent existence.
During my eight years residence in
this District I have been a consistent
supporter of his Party in recognition
of their attitude in meeting, and in
cases anticipating the requirements
and expansion of this great mining
region.. I am in favor of the following reforms:���
(1) The abolition of the Tax upon
working miners.
(2) The abolition of the Mortgage
(3) The distribution of seats in the
Legislature in direct proportion tb
(4) I do not approve of the Policy of
the late Legislative Assembly in using
their influence to exclude foreign railroads, such as the proposed railroad
to Boundary Creek.
(5) I favor certain revisions in the
Mineral and Land Acts, particularly
some easy plan by which the holders
of claims can advertise out their defaulting co-owners.
(6) In filling all Government appointments I am in favor of appointing
bona fide residents of the District in
all cases where such can be found
competent to act. ��
(7) I believe that the Provincial
Legislature should bring all the aid
and inflnence at its command to
the assistance of the lead mining industry, especially iu the direction of
obtaining stronger recognition from
the Federal Government at Ottawa of
the importance of this industry and
the disadvantages under which it now
If you do me the honor to elect me
as  your representative I will at all
times endeavor to protect and further
tbe interests, not only  of the prospector but also of all those employed
in and around our mines, recognizing
lhat our entire community is dependant upon the raining industry.
I am, Gentleman,
Your obedient servant,
John L. Retallack.
Waff Paper, Sporting Goods,
���   Hammocks,   #
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic Supplies.    ��
Thomson Stationery Co.
Subscribe fob The Miner. One
year, $10.00; half year, $5.00; one
month, $1.00.   By mail or earner.
Kirkpatrick 8 Wilson
are receiving Seasonable Goods
for the best tradi of Nelson in
the lines of
The quality is the best and prices
right.      As always, our stock of *
is full and being added to as needed.
Kirkpatrickand Wilson,BAKER sfREET
OOL . . .
for Nobbiest and best and Save KASH.
Are Saving Money every day
on their Hardware Bills by
allowing us to figure with them.
Get Our Prices
Estimates Cheerfully Given.
Tel. No. 21.
Lawrence Hardware Co'y,
Gambfe & O'Reiffu
Cii/if Engineers,
Provinciaf Land Surveyors
Real Estate and General Agents
Financial and Insurance Agent*
Notaries  Public, etc.
VM�� have for sale the following
** Valuable Property.
Corner lot on Vernon  Street   wltt1
Building. *
lots for Sale in all parts of the City-
Call and see List.
Call an4 see our full list of property for sale in  "Hume'
and "A" Additions
Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street, NELSON, B. C.
All Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.    '   (\
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
& fining Engineer
Charles D. j. Christie
Houses to rent at 815, 820, 830, and
A two lot corner close in $025.
A 6 roomed  House, good garden,
$2000.   Also others.
A first-class Stenographer, Type-;
writer and Accountant always on]
hand. ,. \
Repaired, Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
and Dyed br the Nkw Process at
Reasonable Prices,
STEVENS, The TATT.OR.    ^-*
Room 9. Hillyer Blk., NELSON.
P. S.���Ladies Wool Dress Goods Sponged
before Making Up.
INSVKAXCE and ��� ��� ���
<AMM. MFIME-, M Min. Assoc. Cornwall.)    ���
Opposite Phair Hotel, '
Extended experience in Chile And Germav
Souths Africa. Assays and analysis of ore*.
Reports and valuations on mineral propertiei
Underground surveying: and mine plans kep
up by contract; :
Twenty years' experience in mining. '��
Thorough knowledge of mines of Britb
Columbia.   Terms Reasonable. /
718 NELSON, a O.


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