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 Daily Edition,  No.  26.
Kelson. British Columbia. -Thursday Morning, June 9,  1898.
Eighth Year
A shipment of the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
Come Early and Secure a Pair.
Fred Irvine & Co.
3e BjA-kieu street
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 ='Wu&fins. .Lawns, Grenadines & Organdies
fighting tnnte-t tor six Henri,, Afttr
Which Ibe tyanlsb' 8nrreiiderc.il.--
Heavy 'Irfwwcii en Itolb. Slile**.���The
Cuban* Fought In Heeil Order, anil
Were Well Equipped Willi Arms anil
New Vork, June 8.���News has just
reached the Cuban junta in this city of
a victory achieved by the Cuban forces
over a division of the Spanish army at
Jiguani, in the province of Santiago
ou May 22. It was one of the most decisive battles which the patriots gained
in many months and the most important one since war was declared by
the United States against Spain.
A column of Spanish soldiers 1300
strong, acting under orders from Havana to abandon the interior towns
"aiid'Sdvanee^ toward""the coastrevacu--
ated the town of Lapiedra after having destroyed their forts and fortifications to prevent them from falling into
the hand's of the insurgents, and
camped at Jiguani, where, they expected to remain to await further
orders. The Cubans altogether numbered little more than 1000 men, while
l' the Spaniards were fully twice that
number. The Cubans advanced in
good order, being well equipped, with
arms and ammunition and took the
enemy competely by surprise. At the
start the Spaniards "were scattered, but
the officers made an effort to rally
their forces. They only succeeded in
being able to retreat in regular order
to the village of Palma.
After six hours ha-sd fighting at
Palma the Spaniards raised a flag of
ruce and expressed themselves as
being willing to surrender. Terms
were speedily arranged aud the Cubans
took as prisoners one Spanish colonel,
seven captains and several other officers, besides 103 soldiers. The Spanish
loss amounted to 76 dead, besides a
large number wounded. Included in
the Spanish loss were 13 officers. The
Cubans sustained heavy loss, but it
was considerably smaller; than the
* It is reported that 45 were killed, including five officers of lesser rank, and
about 60 wounded. After -the battle
the Cubans returned to Jiguani. There
they recovered a large quantity of
arms and ammunition from the deserted Spanish camp, together with
provisions and suplies of wagons,
which the enemy had been compelled
to leave behind. These were much
needed and were sent to the headquarters of General Garcia at Bayamo.
tliat Captain Phillips, commander of
the United States battleship Texas had
been seriously injured by a shell during the bombardment of the Santiago
forts on Monday, is absolutely without foundation. Captain Phillips received no injury whatever.
Madrid, June 8.���The minister of
war, General Correa, received news
from the Philippine islands today and
communicated it to the premier, Senor
Sagasta, saying the governor general
of that colony, General Augusti, asked
for full liberty of action. He added
that Aguinaldo, the insurgent leader,
continues to excite a general insurrection in the archipelago. A despatch
from.the commander of, the island of
Visayas says that officials sent two
gunboats to the island,; of i Luzon with
instructions to try and communicate
with Manila, but, he adds, they were
compelled to return unsuccessful. The
government replied instructing the
coriiniander of the island of Visayas
to restore communication with Manila at all costs. General Correa would
not furnish the text of the despatches
for publication on the ground that it
would be prejudicial to the country's
interests. A member of the government admitted, however, that the dispatch of Spanish troops to the Philippine islands could not change the situation.    He said:
"We could send six thousand troops,
but if the natives are against us such
a force would be inadequate. If they
wenTwith us it would not be "iieces-
sary to send troops to theo Philippines. "
Cape Haytien, June 8.���Much mystery was observed regarding the visit
of the Dominican gunboat Restoracion
to this port yesterday evening. It
transpires this morning that President
Heureux of San Domingo was aboard
the vessel and that from there he goes
to Iuagua, where Senor Jimenez was
last known to be located. The Restoracion left Cape Haytien before 5
o'clock this morning. Commodore
Janseun, who came ashore to receive
the report of the Dominican consul,on
tlie alleged illegal shipment of men
from this port by Senor Jimenez and
Morales to take part in the lauding of
the revolutionists at Monte Cristo,
spent the greater part of the day with
the consul. The Dominican gunboat
Iudependencia did not enter this port
yesterday in company with tlie Restoracion, as cabled last night. She proceeded to Port de Paix in order to investigate the report of the presence of
Jimenez in that place just before the
revolutionary attempt at Monte Cristo.
It is understood that if President
Heureux finds that Jimenez is still at
Inamgua he will make an effort to induce the authorities there to deliver
the insurgent leaders over to him on
the charge of piracy.
Kingston, Jamaica, June 8.���The report circulated in  the United  States
Portland, Or., June 8. ���About three-
fourths of the total vote of the state
has been counted and shows . that
Geer, republican, for governor, has a
plurality, of 8877. According to the
vote already counted, complete returns
should give Geer at least 10,000 plurality in the state.
Another ��reat Battle Beported at tal-
nianera Willi tbe Usual Besnlt.���
Spaniard* forced ta Abandon Tbelr
Positions.���Spanish Press Urge* tbe
-Government to *'Aet Before It In too
Late.-��crman Vessel Belied.
Cape Hjaytien, June 8.���It is reported here that a great battle has
taken place at Caimanera on the bay of
Guantanamo. At 5:30 yesterday morning (Tuesday) five ships of the American squadron opened a heavy bombardment on the fortifications of the
town. There was a perfect hail of
bombs in the bay, striking and demolishing many houses beyond the fortifications. On the Spanish side the artillery replied vigorously, maintaining
for some time a stout resistence. The
fire from the warships, however, never
slackened for an instant. It was a
regular and carefully directed fire, and
a great majority of the shots proved
effective. The Spaniards were forced
to abandon their positions on the shore
and retreat to the town of Caimanera
propei-. It is supposed that later they
fled from that position also, with the
inhabitants. Information has reached
here that the Spanish at Santiago and
Caimanera are preparing for a final
struggle, and are determined to resist
the assault of the Americans tothe
last extremity. .   .
The commander of the district issued
orders yesterday to burn Cainiahera
before yielding it into the hands ofthe
Americans. The latter forced an entrance to the bay of Guantanamo,' and
according to the latest advices from
Caimanera it was feared there that
the Americans would make an effort to
land forces there this Wednesday after.-
uoon. Measures to prevent thia if possible have been taken by the Spaniards. The American fleet was still
maintaining its position when the
cable communication with Cuba, which
had been interrupted for many hours,
was partially restored this,afternoon.
The report of the' bombardment of
Caimanera came by cable. The bombardment destroyed a little house
which sheltered the shore connection
of the French cable at Caimanera,
though whether by explosion of bombs
from the water or by explosives used
by a party sent for that purpose is not
The cables uniting the main cable
with the office at Caimanera and the
town of Caimanera with Santiago
were cut. It is also believed that the
cable to Santiago is cut, as uo direct
news from Santiago has yet been received iat Cape Haytien since Monday
at midnight.
Another Story of the Bombardment of
Santiago de Cuba.
Madrid, June 8.���A semi-offical note
was published here today purporting to
givean account of-the bombardment o��
Santiago de Cuba by the American
fleet on Monday last. The American
navy under Admiral Sampson fiercely
attacked Santiago de Cuba. A bloody
encounter ensued. The Americans
made three attacks on the Spanish
marine and land batteries, which replied. As a consequence the Americans were repulsed with heavy losses,
estimated at 1500 men. American projectiles sank the Spanish cruiser Renia
Unanimously   in  Favor   of Vigorous
Prosecution of   the "War.
London, June 8.���-The Madrid correspondent of the Standard says:
El Liberal calls upon the government to take steps promptly to satisfy
public opinion, which is clamoring for
the immediate dispatch of a relief expedition to assist- Captainu General
Augusti in forcing the Americans to
leave Manila. This alone, the paper
argues, would put a stop to the spread
of agitation and disaffection among
the natives of the island of Luzon.
The nation, says El Liberal, has remained patient only because it has believed the government would really arrange such expedition.
El Imperial advocates a similar
course, insisting that the fate of Spanish rule in the Philippines could in
this way be easily decided at  Manila.
El Heraldo is even more energetic
in its calls upon the cabinet to "act
before it is too late."
The press campaign is evidently intended to exercise pressure upon the
government before the reserve fleet at
Cadiz receives final instructions,
which are hourly expected by Admiral Camara. The reports from the
Philippines state that the Spaniards
have  succeeded  in  checking the pro-
poganda of Aguinaldo, who admits he
has not met with tlie support which
he expected from the natives. Americans have been preparing defences at
the mouth of the bay ever since the
Spanish authorities set the rumor
afloat among the natives that a relief
expedition is on the way and is expected very shortly.
Senor Sagasta is manoeuvering very
dexterously and refraining from giving
any pledges either to friars or reformers on the plea that under present circumstances any definite solution must
be postponed until the end of the war.
The Captain of the Schleswig Sympathized With Spain.
Philadelphia, June 8. ���Captain Aar-
hus of the. German steamer Schleswig,
which arrived here today from Kingston, Jamaica, was given a hearing this
afternoon before the collector of the
port, Thomas, for violation of the
marine laws in attempting to enter
this port without first having obtained
clearance papers from, the customs officer at Kingston. After, hearing his
case Collector Thomas decided that the
captain should make a deposit of |5000
for his.liability: pending final action.
Captain Aarhus refused to deposit this
sum and the case was referred to
Washington for final action. Meanwhile the Schleswig is in the custody
of the customs authorities.
According to a despatch from Kingston dated May 7 29 Captain Aarhus
openly expressed anti-American views
while in that port, saying he hoped
every American ship would be blown
up aud that the Harvard would be captured by the Spanish. He is also
credited with threatening to lie outside the port of Kingston and signal to
the Spaniards the whereabouts of the
Harvard, whieh was then at Kingston.
When the agents of the Schlesihg applied to Consul Dent for. a bill ' of
health the consular office' had/been
closed for the night and" the Schelswig
sailed early the next morning without
the necessary - papers. '���'��� ��� This' offense is
punishable by a fine of $5000;!      '���'���>'���������-���
������ ���   SITUATION AT MANILA.', X-'
Spanish  Received  Bad   News  From
Their General at Manila. >
Madrid, June 8.���The following communication 1 from - Captain, .General
Augusti, datediat Jkta&iWJuua 3, *h#s,
been published:, -, '"
"The situation is veiy grave.
Aguinaldo has succeeded in stirring
up the country, and the telegraph lines
and railways are being cut. I am
without communication with the pror
vinees. The province of Cavite has
completely rebelled, and the towns and
villages are occupied byuumerous armed
bands. A Spanish column defend the
Zapote line to prevent the enemy invading the province of Manila, but the
foe has entered through Bulacan, La-
gina and Moron, so that Manila will
thus be attacked from land and sea. I
am striving to raise the courage of the
inhabitants, and will exhaust every
means of resistance.* I distrust the natives and the volunteers because there
have been many desertions."
London, June, 8.���The Manila Railway company has received the following despatch from the superintendent
stating that the line has been cut in
the first section. The rails have been
removed and there is no means of communication between the second and
third sections. Traffic has been sus
pended and the rebels are surrounding
Manila, and the attack is expected
every day now.
London, June 8.���The Paris correspondent says in the Standard: "The
French and Russian governments are
exchanging views as to the expediency,
of subjecting such conquests-as the
United States may make and hold good
in China seas to European sanction to
a conference or congress."        .
Morley. Does Not Believe In England's
"Gloomy Prospects"���Salisbury and
-UladNtonc Have Long Tolled for a
Better Understanding With thetf.H.
���The Irish American Vote Mast be
Beckoned With.
Key West, June 8.���An. auxilliary
gunboat which arrived here this morning from Cardenas reports that the
auxiliary gunboat Leyden is making
things lively for the Spanish by blazing away at them whenever any
movement is seen on the Spanish gunboats or on the defensive works at
The British collier Roath, a sister
ship to tlie Restonnel, was held up on
June 4 by the American gunboat. The
Roath was bound for Mobile from San
Juan de Porto, Rico where she had
discharged a cargo of coal.
New York, June 8.���Bar silver,
59 1-8.
Copper, quiet. Lake brokers, 11.75;
exchange, 11.90 to 12.10.
Lead, steady; domestic brokers, 3.60.
Exchange not quoted.
London, June 8.���A special despatch
to the Daily Mail from Cape Town
says a meteor that is described as being
half the size of St. Paul's cathedral
has fallen at Port Alfred. It made a
hole in the ground' 50 feet deep, 120
feet long and 60 feet wide.
London, June 8.���The Right Hon.
John Morley,. liberal, speaking at
Leeds this evening and referring to the
recent Birmingham speech of the secretary of state for the colonies, the
Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, on
the subject of an Anglo-American alliance, said he did not believe a word of
all the "gloomy talk about England's
isolation and threatening prospects unless she secured an alliance with Germany or America." " England' s naval
power is gigantic, her financial resources and credit aro firmer than
ever" said Mr. Morley, "ahd tho
spirit of her people to repel invasion'
or protect their rights is as great as at
the beginning of the century The
whole country desires more intimate
relations with the United States, and
that end has been always diligently
worked for by Lord Salisbury and Mr.
Gladstone. It is inconceivable, however, that a treaty between Great Britain and the United States could be en-
ter-ed upon without taking into consideration the Irish vote in America: If
that vote is against the treaty it is not
the fault of the liberal party.;'' Proceeding to discuss the kind of- alliance intended, Mr Morley said:." If
it is an alliance for peace and harmonious- co-operation for the -mutual good,
it will indeed be the dawn of a
.brighter.day.. -But is that what is intended, or. is it to be an alliance between the Jingoes of America and the
Jingoes of England? An alliance not
for peace, but for menace and war?
We shall see, but I know tens of thousands of the best and wisest men iu
America-believe that hardly any more
inexpressible calamity can befall mankind than that a community, as Lincoln nobly said, 'conceived iu freedom
and dedicated to the happiness of free
and equal men' should entangle themselves iu the unrest and intrigue of
militarism, which is the torment
and scourge of the old world.''
To   Pay   Wages   of  Workmen   While
Coining Money for Uncle Sam.
Washington, June 8.���Secretary, Gage
sent to the house today a recommendation for the appropriation of $250,000
for the payment of wages of workmen
and   the  contingent  expenses  at the
mints in coining gold and silver during the next fiscal year, together withy
an  elaborate  statement  of  the gold/
bullion  now  iii the treasury and the     |..
heed  for  its  conversion  for prompt 1 <,*,,-��
uses.   The appropriation   is= to enable    A *
the mints to convert a large part  of
the gold bullion now on hand as well ..
as   to  coin  the   current domestic de-   �����
posits that will  be made.   The secretary calls attention to (587,000,000 held
in the treasury on June 1, aiid the apparent necessity for its conversion into
coin  at  an early date, to be available
for  disbursement   to   the  treasury in
case it should be   required.   Continuing the secretary says:
"The increase in the gold bullion in
the treasury is due to the large importation of foreign gold bullion and
coin deposited with tlio mint at San
Francisco aiid the assay office at New
York, amounting from July 1, 1897, to
June 1, 1898, to #72,437,500. The mints
at Philadelphia, New Orleans and San
Francisco are now working eight hours
a day, to their full capacity, in coining gold, silver dollars and subsidiary
silver. Of the gold in the treasury
$928,000,000 is held at the assay office
in New York and the mint at Philadelphia To reduce materially the
stock in a reasonable time the Philadelphia mint for several months will
be compelled to run overtime. While
the stock of gold bullion on hand at
San Francisco is about $4,,600,000, it
will be increased in July and August
from the Klondike, most of which
will be deposited in that institution.
Conservative estimates ' place the
amount that will be received from the
Klondike during July arid August at
not less than from 812,000,000 to $15,-
000,000, and probably it will be necessary to make the mint at San Francisco work overtime for two or three
months. Especially will this be necessary should further importations of
gold he made from Australasia." THE MINER-, THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1.898.
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Cepy fer Change* et Adiertlnement must
be In the Oltlt-c l��y 4 -o'clock p.ni. to
las-are chance.
truth in eitiier sfeiemeiit. At British
Columbia ports * thero are Canadian
customs officials who are reqtiired''tb
detain every cargo of coal of which
the fullest accounts as to destination,
etc., are not given. Also, if such contraband trade were really going on,
Spiiiii would lodge "a protest Witli the
British government. ,}.    ,,,,*/
At this juncture it may be import^
ant to note that according to the New
Ifork   Suh   " Schley": is   pronounced
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Today the ratepayers will be askled
tjQ vote on the electric light by-law;'^nd
thereby decide a most important-point
in our civic policy. A considerable
amount of opposition has latterly been
developed, which has partly found a
vent in the correspondence columns of
The Miner.
We print today several letters discussing the by-law from different
standpoints. Aid. Hillyer makes out
what seems at first sight a very strong
case for the city council. He says that
according to the present receipts of the
electric light company the city would
get its lighting free and enjoy a net
income of #9216 per annum from the
commercial lighting���an income which
would in five years suffice to wipe out
aU indebtedness under this by-law.
If these figures are correct���though
it should be pointed out that Mr. Hillyer has made no allowance for depreciation or wear and tear in his calculations���the city fathers would deserve
praise and hot blame for the bargain
���they/liave niade, and the ratepayers
would never bring themselves to protest %ainst it. Unfortuneately the
jra^epayers have hail "P pr*>of submitted to them that, these figures are true,
wid that without casting any imputation on Mr. Hillyer.
., ,..We /presume Mr. Hillyer got there
flj^es from some official of tlie electric
light company, and we do hot doiibt
tor a moment that he puts them fpr-
^a|fd. iiii good faith, but what the
people of Nelson want to lchow is: ji
tte affairs of the electric light company are so prosperous why do they
Object to issuing a statement of their
iiccounts? Why do they object to having their books audited? And why do
they refuse to allow an independent
Valuation to be made of tlieir plant?
The council are asking the city to
expend a large sum of money in purchasing a business of whose inner
working ^either they nor tlie ratepajr-
��rs know anything. No business man
yould risk his money thus blindly;
When The Miner opened, the discussion on the subject about ten days ago
Jt was ih the hope and expectation that
those responsible for this proposed
piece of legislation would show that
their actions were based on sound business principles and that they had well
authenticated facts and figures to
^iijlde 0 them. Our expectations have
uot been realized. In Mr. Hillyer's
*able exposition , of the position 61
the council, the readers of[ The
Miner will not find one word denoting that either he or his colleagues
have been able to obtain one iota of
-independent and unbiased evidence
-as-'to the real value of the concern in
���which the citizens of Nelson are
asked to invest $40,000.
It is not so long ago since the sliare-
"holders of the electric light company
weire grumbling loudly at the management, and one of the large stockholders announced his willingness to sell
liis stock at a discount. It was only
last fall that the company had a heavy
overdraft at the bank. These are matters of cbinmbh knowledge, so is it surprising that the ratepayers of Nelson
want something more than the bare
assertion of the electric light officials
that the . affairs of the company are
/flburishiniV to induce them to put $40,-
000 into the ^concern?
It is to be hoped that no one Who is
entitled tb vot'e tbday will neglect to
do so either through neglect or laziness Every vote should be polled, as
the contest will proliably be a close
cine; aiid in any case ii large poll is indicative of a healthy interest in civic
affairs. Eveiy bwiier of assessed property lias a vote, aiid if anyone has proporty in both wards he is
entitled to a vote in both places. The
polling station for the cast ward, is at
the city hall, aiid tliat for the west
ward is at the office of J. Keith Reed,
oh Baker street, west' bf the Biiiik of
British Columbia. Nobody should stay
away because they think the by-law is
bound to pass and it is ho good voting
against it. Considerable opposition
has developed the last few days, and it
is very doubtful.if the necessary three
fifths majority will be, obtained.
7 It is said that Spain suspects that
coal purchased in British Columbia is
being used on American warships, and
tb'assure herself in the matter is sending an envoy extraordinary to Vancouver.    There is  not likely to be any
Mr. Clements today accuses The
Miner of being unfair in its criticism
of his reply to Dr. Arthur in yesterday's issue. We would point out to
Mr. Clements that the notice he complains of was but a short one of but a
few lines, and did not pretend to go
into the details of his somewhat voluminous letter. Ora criticism was
directed at the salient point at issue,
and if Mr. Clements will consider it
and the two letters, apart from petty
ideas of quibbling with words lie must
admit we aire right. Dr, Arthur said:
"A majority of the members of list
year's council sacrificed tlie public interest by making a street lighting contract at an exorbitant figure," and
then proceeded to justify it by stating
that the present plant was inadequate
for' the necessities of the city. This; is
ohe homogeneous argument, aiid
should be answered ais a whole or not
at all; Mr. Clements' comparison of
the Rostand priceis seemed irrelevant
and uhiiecessaiy, so we passed it over.
Mr Clements then c��&6 to tfie pbiiit,
i e, the inadequate nature of the plant,
and in answer to this advanced the
opinion of an engineer whoin he did
hot name. Had Mr. Clements estab-
lished this, that particular argument
of Dr. Arthur's would have faliteii to
the ground, fclit he failed to give his
auth*ori$���and we commented on the
fact. We are the more surprised at
Mr. cnements' imputation of unfairness, as it; shows iHiii ..-ie took tiie
trb^blb tp wnte half a column of ''tixgn^
ment with-ofut any distinct idea, of
what he was arguing about.
J... Jloderick Robertsbii, general manager of tho Jjciiidoh and B. C. gold
fields, starts for Spokane on this morning's train. He will only be away a
few days.
PR.H .��.#03.
Having returned from a trip
East, desires tb announce
that he has resumed practice
in Nelson, arid can bow tie
found at his office,
Brewers of Fine Imager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in   and see   tis.
Householders Please Note.
The humble daddy long-legs; the
flying and cheerful ant; the irrepressible blow ily and the genial winged
bug can, be kept out,of your houses
2 ft. 6 x 6 ft. 6  at $1:50.
2 ft. .8 x 6 ft. 8 at $1.75.
2 ft.10 xG ft. 10 at 82.00.
Sckeen   Windows made to order in
all sizes at the
T, W. GRAY,   Proprietor.
To all Whom it may Concern.
Please take notice that from this date henceforth I -will not be responsible for any. goods
supplied to the Nelson Planing Mills unless
orders signed by Mr. L. C. Lawford can be produced as vouchers for same.
T. W. GfiAY.
Nelson. B.C., June 6th, 1898.
Eyesight Tested Free-
W. F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B. C.
All kinds of Fresh and Salted Meats wholesale and retail. Fresh Fish received daily.
Mail orders receive careful and prompt attention.
* E. C. TRAVES, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
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and War Prices are now reigning in every line
of goods, prices having greatly advanced within the last few days. Contemplating the ad-
Vance we were fortunate enough to secure several carloads of commodities, which will be
sold to the best interests of our customers. It
will be money in your pocket to deal with us.
'������   We solicit your patronage. . . .
. t><Bs BHsay & Co., Nelson.
Letter Orders get Careful and Prompt attention.
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices arid 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.    .    .    .
A. E.  YOUNG, agent.
Wall Tapers,
Fishing Tackle,
Garden & Flower Seeds.
Vour tobaccos
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between us as Brewers in
Nelson, B.C., has this day been dissolved by
mutual consent. All debts owing to the said
partnership are to be paid to the undersigned
William' Gosnell and all claims against tho
said partnership are to be presented to the said
William Gosnell at the Castle Brewery, Nelson. B.C., by whom the same will bc settled.
Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 28th day of May
A.D..18S8. 3wks>
"Witness: WM. GOSNELL.
Ed ward A. Crease    AUGUST STADLER
Official Directory.
Governor-General        - Earl of Aberdeen
Premier        - ���        . Sir Wilfrid Laurieij
Member House of Common?, Dominion Parlia^
ment, West Kootenay Heiwitt Bostoc
Lieut.-Goveruor . Hon T R Mclnnes]
Promier . . Hon j it Tumor j
Attorney-General        - Hon D M Eberts j
Com of Lands and Work* Hon G B Martini
Minister Mines and Education Hon Jag Baker]
President Executive Council Hon C E Pooley j
Members Legislative Assembly tor Wesfe Kootenay���North Riding J M Kellie j
South Riding                - JFHumef
��� AT THE ���
Post Office
Cigar Store
Where  you will  alwavs find a well
assorted  stock of Imported   nnd
Domestic Cigars, Cigarettes Tobaccos and a full stock  of
Pipes at reasonable
Prices. ���*,.
S. J. MIOHTON. dl9)
Call at A^anstone's Drug
Store and ask for a
Sample of
Cei|tUry Gatarrh
Gives    immediate   relief.
�� Sold only at
Mayor ��� John Houston I
Aldermen-ChasHillyer, W F Teetzel, J Aj
Gilker, J J Malone. E P Whalley. Thos Madden.
City Clerk ��� . J k Strachan j
Police Magistrate . E A Crease]
Chief of Polico . A F McKlnnon I
Chief of Firo Department    . ' W J Thompson J
Auditor . John Hamilton
Water Commissioner ��� TM Ward ]
Health Oillcor -        Dr. LaBnu [
City council moots every Monday, 3 p.m., et \
city hall, cor Victoria and Josephine s��
Dr. E C Arthur. Dr. GAB Hall, Geo John-]
stone.   Principal���J R Green.
President J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President - James Lawrence.
Secy Treas. - John A Turner. J
Itakcr Street, West        ���        ���     Nelson
President . John A Turner.
Vico-Pres. - W. A. Jowett
Secretary - D McArthur.
Treas- A H CleraenU
Medical Supt. . Dr. GABHall.
8.00 p.m
8.30 a.m
4.00 p.m.
5.00 p.m.
United States, Ontario. Que
bee and Eastern Provinces
Points on N. Sc ��. S. line.
Victoria and Rowland.
N'ew Denver. Sandon and
Slocan Lake Points.
Kaslo and Kootenay Lake
Rossland. Trail, Nakusp.
Hobson. points on main lint
0. P. It.. Vancouver and
5.15 p.m.
2.3 p.m.
7.45 a.m.
7.00 a.m.
Office iiouhs.
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
9a.in. to i p.in.; Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.m).
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies W J Goepel
Gold Commissioner ���',"������'*. O.G.Dennis
Mining Recorder-Tax Coil ��� RF Tolmie
Collector of Customs - Geo. Johnston*
Provincial Assessor - John Keen'.
County Court Judge .:*. j a Forin. '���
Registrar - KTHSlmpkins.
Warden - Capt. N FltwtuWvt
First Jailer - - RWddell.
Second Jailer Geo Partridge.
Third'Jailcr - John McUren
Senior Guard . Rlncoi
Church of ENOLAND-Matln H a.m.; 8vo��
Song. 7.ao p.m. every Sunday. Holy Communion on )st 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.   .
Presbytkrun CuuRCH-Servicesat H a.m.
arid 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 130 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Thursday evening ��t 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. R. Frew,
_ Methodist CnuncH-Corner Silica andl
Jo^RhineStreete. Services at Ua.|n. and 7.31
p. m.; Sabbath School, 2.30p.m.: Prayer meeting on *Yidaymevening at 8 o'clock; Epworth
League C. E., Tuesday at 8 a.hi. Rev. oSTh.
Morden, Pastor. . -
Roman Catholic Church-Moss at NeUoa
everyiSunday^at 8 and 10.30_a;n>.; Benediction
at 7.80 to 8 p.va.  Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
Baptist Church - Services morning and
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet-,
ing Wednesday evening at 8 D.ro.; Meetings
are held In the school bouse. Strangers coral.
ally welcomed.  Rev. G. R. Welch,Paster.
Salvation Army���Services every evening
at 8 p clock in barracks on Viotoria stree".
Adjutant Millner in charge.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. >. fc A.
M. meets second Wednesday in each J
month. Visiting brethren invited.
G. L. Lennox. Secretary.
I. O. O. F.    Kootenay Lodge
No. 16, meets every Monday night,
at their Hail, Kootenay street. J
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
/<gSX NELSON   LODGE  No. 25, K. of P.,\
WmfaineeUi in Castle hall, McDonald block
fcXafc^ .?>esday evening at 8 o'clock,
SJglWAll visiting knights cordially intlted,
Npjr J. J. Malone. C.C.
(820) Gko.Partridok. K.of R.andS.i
NELSON LODGE. I. O. G. T. Meets in,
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday. ]
evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Templars cor-1
dially invited, John Tklford.
*,       Chief Templar.
George Nunn   Sec'y
second and fourth Wednesday of j
each month at K. of P. Hall. Mae-1
Donald Block,  cor. Vernon  and *'
       Josephine streets.   Visiting breth-j
rn cordially invited.        ErneIst KrNO, 1
Chas. H. Farrow, Worthy President
COURT KOOTENAY. I.O.F.; NO. 3138 meets 1
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in the
K of PHall.   F W SwaneU.CD. 8. C.R.; J R
Green. C.R.: J. Parkiss. Secy.
NELSON LODGE, NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meetsI
every Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall. F Wj
Swanell, M.W.: W.Ho��ison, Rec.-Sec.; J. J.\
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Rooeiver ai
Brief   Mention    ��>r   Happenings   In   tiie
IMsfrlcl miring I lie 1'ast
, I->w l��;iy*.
"   H. Y. Raymer of Rossland. is staying
at the Queens.
Mayor Houston returned to Nelson
from Ottawa last night.
BORN.���On Wednesday, June 8, to
the wife of A. W. Purdy, a daughter.
J. E. Ponpore, Pete Larsen and F.
Foley, the woll known contractors, tno
at the Phair.
Wm. Colpnmn of Let-hbridgo arrived
in the city last night and is stopping
at the Queens.
Harry Lindley and his theatrical
company will open an engagement in
Nelson in a couple of weeks.
The steamer Nelson made a special
trip to Kuskonook last night to bring
down Chief Engineer Peterson to consult with the C. P. R. officials now in
Nelson;   c
Vice President Shaughnessy of the
G; P. R. is at the Phair with a party
of prominent 0.' -P. R. officials, including Messrs. W. Whyte, R. Kerr,
R.-v Marpole, L. A. Hamilton, E., J.
Coyle and A. Macdonald.
Among those registered at the
Hume are: R. McLean, Kaslo; W.
, Wyllie Johnstone, Proctor's Landing;
A. Devitt, Revelstoke; T. L. New-
man, Goat River; E. N. Murphy,
Kuskonook; J. F. Walker, Rossland;
H. W. Simpson, Nakusp.
Several suggestions have been made
among the officers of Nelson company
of the Kootenay rifies as to the form
of the crest to be adopted by the company. The one which meets with the
most favor is the head of a Bighorn for
crest and undernesiith the motto,
' * Kloshe nauitch,'' which means
"Look out for us."
Among those registered at the Phair
are: H. G. Nichols and wife, Hall
mines; Wm. Burns, C. P. R. ; M. F.
Jephcott, Rossland; J. D. Porter,
Spokane; F. W. Russell, Winnipeg;
W, G. Johnston, Vancouver; John
Crocker, Chicago; J. H. Susmann,
Montreal; Ji P. Geddes, Vancouver;
, J. R. Nelson, Montreal, and P. Chapman, Revelstoke. ';'���'���
Ymir, June 8.���Mackenzie & Mann,
[the railrioad contractors, recently
[bonded the Big Patch group for $45, -
[000 for 80 days. Darrow & French,
(the owners, are to retain a one-fifth
j interest in the property. The Big
[Patch is situated at the head of Porcu-
Ipiue creek and was located last fall by
I Darrow and French of Nelsou. Con-
Isiderable development work has been
[done on the property, which shows
Iwprft fine ledge four feet, wide, the ore
[being very rich in free gold, which
plainly be seen with the naked
bya. Macfcdnfie & Mann will put a
porce of men at work on the Big Patch
*t once and develop the property as
���apidly as possible. Assays have been
nade on picked samples that run as
ugh as $8900 to the ton.
In the warmer weather we   are now
Enjoying,   the  advantages of   screen
loors    and    windows    are   obvious.
householders who wish to keep out in-
Bts should note the reduced prices at
Ivhich these articles can be purchased
It^the-NelsoirPlaning-Mills;��� See-ract-
a lot of
which no well appointed
home should be without
during the warm weather.
We have also constantly
on hand a full line of . .
lumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are offer-
ingat very low prices.
rancouyer Harflware Go.
rancouver & Nelson, B.O.
Vice    President    Shaughnessy   Interviewed by  The Miner.
A distinguished party of C. P. R.
officials arrived in Nelson last night,
including T. G. Shatighnessy, vice
piv.sidp.nt of tho road; R. Marpole, the
general superintendent; W. Whyte,
manager of the roads west of Fort William; L. A. Hamilton, land commissioner of the C. P. R. ; Robert Ken*,
traffic manager of tlie western lines,
and their private secretaries.
In the courso of an interview Mr.
Shaughnessy informed the representative of The Miner tliat it was not
finally settled whether Nelson would
be made a divisional point or not, as
the geographical distances had not yet
been figured out, but that it was his
opinion that Nelson would become a
divisional point when things were
finally settled. The question of the
location of machine shops depends on
the settlement of the divisional point,
so thero is an equal probability0***��� Nelson getting tho machine shops here as
Mr. Shaughnessy further said that
it was most certainly his fixed determination to bring the Crow's Nest
Pass railroad into Nelson, thus there
is nothing to fear from the reports- so
industriously circulated from time to
time in Rossland that it was intended
to divert the road from the route originally laid down.
Mr. Shaughnessy stated that he and
his party were going to look over the
ground today, with a view to deciding
on the advisability of altering or moving the existing C. P. R. depot.
It has been definitely settled to
widen the Columbia and Western railway between Rossland and Trail to
standard guage.
The contracts on the Penticton extension have been awarded, as previously announced in this paper, several
of the contractors being in town now.
TheC. P. R. smelter at Trail received
over ICOO tons of ore last week, and
construction work is going on rapidly.
The policy of the C. P. R. will be to
encourage the production of mineral
in every way, and to depend on their
contingent advantages rather than on
the actual smelting, for their profits.
Mr. Shaughnessy, in conclusion,
said that Nelson's 'future as a railroad
town depended on its position, and
that in his opinion its position was
unrivalled in the Kootenays.
Tlie extraordinary whistling of the
Kokanee as she arrived at the city
wharf caused considerable excitement
in Nelson yesterday morning, and a
large number of citizens went down to
the wharf to find out the cause. From
a passenger a Miner reporter learned
that as the Kokanee was making her
regular trip from Kaslo the steamer
International, which was at Five Mile
Point, started out from that place and
having about a two length lead on the
Kokanee bantered her for a race. The
result was that the Kokanee passed her
rival and came into Nelson half a
mile ahead. There has always been a
good deal of rivalry between the two
boats, as they are considered the best
two on Kootenay lake, but this was
the first really good race they have
had. The Kokanee has never been
passed by any boat on the lake.
Mr. Gladstone used gesture with
some freedom in debate, and when he
was in good spirits and in thorough
form his whole body became a part of
the speech. He had a habit when he
was in this mood of wrinkling up his
face���aud the face was so deeply lined
that the effect was very comic, and the
house always laughed with the old mau
and perhaps laughed a little at him.
When he was in a rage he would pull
down his shirt cuffs, and this was an
especially impressive or laughable ges
Another of his mannerisms was that
at certain points in his speech he
would scratch his head at the top with
the thumb of his right haud.^^
Resolutions  of  Regret  Passed by the
House of Commons.
Ottawa, June 8.���-Sir Wilfred Laurier, premier and first minister, this
morning moved in the house of commons the adoption of an address to His
Excellency Lord Aberdeen, governor
general of Canada, upon the occasion
of his approaching departure. The
first minister intimated that the administration of Lord Aberdeen was
marked with unusual devotion. The
country would follow the withdrawal
of their Excellencies with universal
regret. ��� The address also expressed
loyalty to the British crown and constitution and called upon Lord Aberdeen to convey the same to Her Majesty. Hon. Mr. Foster, as acting
leader of the opposition, added his
tribute to the popularity of Lord Aberdeen. He said that it would be folly
to discuss that notable difference between Lord Aberdeen and Sir Charles
Tupper, in which the latter had the
support of the liberal, conservative
This did not blind them to the many
excellencies of the governor general's
character, official functions under
Lord Aberdeen having attained a cordiality seldom seen in gatherings of
this kind. Cities from Halifax to
Victoria have all been the recipients of
his hospitality.
A cricket match will  be played, on
the   recreation grounds  on  Saturday,
June 18, between the Nelson and Ross-
jland elevens.    In view of  this  match
' there will be practice games played ou
��� ���
For One Cent a Word?
You can find a buyer for "Any
Old Thing " if you advertise.
Classlfled Advertisements.
All advertisement* in this column aro
1 cent a word oach insertion. Ko advertisement taken for loss than 25 centa.
Old papers at Tuk Minkk office.   23 oents
por hundred.
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply "Miner" offlco.
WANTED-A strong Girl for housework in
family living at Silver King Mine, Toad Mountain.   Apply "N" Miner. 29-3t
ian Gipsy woman,,who tells your fortune only
with.the Gypsy cards; without asking a question
she tells what you came for, your past, present and future. She will be here only a few
days, so call early. Room 4, Grand Central
hotel; use thle parlor for a waiting room.
Gives a first-class meal for
ICE  CREAM  &   CAKE   15c.
Every Afternoon.
the afternoons of Thursday and Saturday of this week and on Tuesday and
Thursday of next week. Members of
the club are requested to turn out
regularly to these practices, as the
eleven will be chosen from among
members who attend practice.
The oldest match factory in the word
is in Sweden. Matches were made
there long before the old roughly
trimmed splinter of wood tipped with
sulphur was discarded with the tinder
boxes for which they were used. In
twenty-five years the export trade of
Sweden in foreign matches increased
to 10,000,000 boxes a year, and still it
should not be forgotten there was
match-making in the garden of Eden,
and that many millions were born
therefrom and have gone into all the
countries of(/ the earth.���Saginaw
Courier:��� r    ^^--^~^-^~--ff--^~-r~^---*^
When looking for a Suit
of Clothes you will have
made a mistake if you do
not inspect our Assortment. They fit the best,
wear the best and are the
best in Nelson for the
A well selected stock
of Waterproof Goods,
Boots and Shoes, Gents'
Furnishings' and Hats.
All at very Low Prices.
J .   r ���   W C1 IVj     Outfitter.
Sign of the Big Red Hat,
.   . Baker Street . .
To all Eastern and European
To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points.
To the Rich and active Mining
Districts of Klondike and the
New Tourist Car Service
Daily to St. Paul.
Daily (except Monday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points.
Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.
To Rossland and Main  Line points.
6.40 p.m.-Lea ves���NELSON���Arrives- 10.30p.ui
Kootenay Lake���Kaale Maate.
Str. Kokanee
Except Sunday. Except Sunday.
*  p.m.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives-11   aim.
CalUng at way ports in both directions.
Itooteaay River Raate.
Mon. Wed. Fri. .       Mon, Wed. Fri.
7 a. m.���Leaves���NELSON���Amves���&30 p. m.
Runs to Kuskanook (formerly Arjrostrong's
Landing* calllngat way ports and makes close
connections at Pilot Bay with Steamer Kokanee. Steamer may make additional trips provided business offers.
Trains to amd from Blocan City, Sandon
and Mo-can lake Points.
(Sundays Excepted)
0 a. ni.���Leaves���NELSON���Arrives���2.30 p. m.
Ascertain Pbesent
Reduced Rates East
and full information by addressing nearest
local agent, or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket
Agent, Nelson,
Trav. Pass. Agent,      Dist. Pass. Agent,
Nelson. Vancouver.
Write for Klondike folder and Map.
Goma Warn.
Leave 8.00 a. in.
" &36a.m.
" 8.36 a.m.
" 9.51 a, m.
" 10.03 a.m.
" 10.18 a.m.
" 10.S8a.rn.
Are. 10.50 a.m.
South Fork
Bear Lake
Cody Junction
Gonn�� East.
Arrive 3.60 p.m.
aa a �� ���  *1  	
3.15 p.m.
3.15 p.m.
8.00 p.m.
1.48 p.m.
1.33 p m.
  1.12 p.m.
Sandon       Leave 1.00 p.m.
Leave 11:00a. m.  Sandon
Arrive 11:80 "      Cody
Arrive 11:4*5 ��.m.
Leavo  11:25 "
il G.F.&P.A        Superintendent.
International Navigation & Trading Company
Time Card Effective May 16,1898
Subject to Change withont Notice.
8. S. International.
Leaves Kaslo at 3.30 a. fm. every day except
Sunday, calling ut all way points.
Connects at Five Mile Point with S. F. & N.
train at 6.45 a. m., arrives Nelson at 7.20 a. m.
Leaves Nelson at 5 p. m., connecting nt Five
Mile Point with train from Spokane, arriving
at Kaslo 8.30p.m.
Connects at Pilot Bay with S. S. Alberta for
Bonner' Ferry and Kootenay Hirer points.
8. S. Alberta.
Leaves Kaslo on arrival of K, Sc S. train on
Saturday and Tuesday at 5.30 p. m., and Thursday at 6 a. m��� touching at all way points. Connects at Bonner's Ferry with G. N. trains.
..^ave?Bonnep'BFerrJrat2p. m.on Sunday.
Wednesday and Friday, arriving at Kaslo 1 p.
m. next day.
Close connection with East Kootenay point
via Jennings and Bonncr.s Ferry.
�� �� ��     .J3- ALEXANDER. Gen. Mgr.
P. O. Box 122, Kaslo, B.C.
Spokane Palls &
Northern R'y.
Nelson dt Fort
Sheppard Rfy.
Ned Mountain R'y.
The only all rail route without change
of can between Nelson and Bossland and
Spokane and Bossland.
(Daily Except Sunday)
Leare 6.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p.m.
���'   12:05 "  BOSSL'D    "  11:20  "
"    8.30 a-m. SPOKANE   "   3.10 p.m.
Train that leaves Nelson at 6:20 a.m.
makes close connections at Spokane for
all Pacific Coast Points.
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage
EFFECTIVE   MONDAY NOV.   22,   1897
Steamship Tiines
From Montreal
Lake Winnipeg���Beaver Line��� June 15
Lake Huron���Beaver Line June 32
From New York.
Majestic���White Star Line. .. June 19
Germanic���White Star Line. .June 22
Ktruria���Cunard Line..... June 11
x.    -winia���Cunard Line ...June 18
From Montreal
vorkshitT.-   *"��mluion Line... ...June 11
i-M^itf*.'*"���Doi..;-'i�� .Line June 18
Laurentia..   -'."in  .."���*��*���....'.... ....June 11
Parisian���Allan _s*. June 18
Cabin, 145.00,$50, $��>, V.'J. a?-    ������> upwards.
Intermediate, 934.00 and up��. ���-- ���
Steerage. 922.50 and upwards, *
Passengers ticketed through to all poind* li
Great Britain or Ireland,and at specially low
rates to all parts of the European conti sent.
Prepaid passages arranged (rom all point*.
Apply to GEO. tt. BEER,   C.P.R. T eke.
Agent. Nelson, or to,    WILLIAM STITI,
554)   General Agent, C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg.
P.M.   P.H.   P.M. P.M.    P.M.   P.M.
No. 5 No. 3 No. 1 No. 2 No. | No.
3:15 0:00..ROBSON...8:00 2:30
5;00    2.-00    10:00...TRAIL....7:00   12:55    1:15
3:15    11:15.ROSSLAND.6:00 12:00 m.
No's. 1 and 2 connect with C. P. R. main lino
steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at
No's, 3 and I are local trains between Trail
and Rossland.
No's, 5 and 6 are local trains between Trail
and Robson. No. 6 connects with train No. 4
from Rossland.
All trains daily.
F, P. GUTEUUS. Gen, Supt.
It I* Ike Most Modem la Eqalpmeat.
It Is the Heaviest Railed Uae.
It lias a Rock-Rallast Roadbed.
It Cresses No Saad Desserts.
Itis the Oaly Llae Raaalag  Laxarioas
C'lafo Room Cars.
It ts Noted tar the Caartesy et Ita Employes.
It Is the Oaly Uae serving Meals au the
a la Carte Flaa.
(Grandest    scenery
Attractive Tours during Season of
Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in
connection with Magnificent Passenger
Steamers Northwest and Northland.
For maps, tickets and complete infoimation
call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry., C. Sc K.
8. Nav. Co., N- & F. 8. Ry;, or
C. G. DIXON, Ceaeral Ageat,
gpokaae. Wash.
F. I. WHIT5FV, C. T. AT. A.,
HI Ht. rsaI*Mtaa.
Use a flrst class line in traveling between
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, and
the principal towns in Central Wisconsin"
Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Cars
Service        .        .        .       ..-...*
The Dining Cars are operated in the interest of
its patrons, the most elegant service over
inaugurated.  Meals are ser ved a la Carte.
To obtain flrst class service your ticket should
read via        .    ���.....,.        ...
*     CENTRAL MN��$     *
Direct connections at Chicago and Milwaukee
for all Eastern points.        .        .        ,
For full information call on your nearest ticket
agent, or write        .        .        ,
Jas. A. Clock,        or       Jas. C. Pond,
General Agent, General Pass. Agent
, 246 Stark Street. Milwaukee, Wis.
Portland, Ore.
Twenty years' experience in mining.
Thorough knowledge of ��� mines of British
Columbia.  Terms Reasonable.
"8 NELSON. B. O.
INailRAMCK aad ...
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
Itimber should apply to
The Nelson Planing Hill
T. w. GBAY.
In stock,i,000,000ft.of FlooHrig,Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joicery.
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Dr. Arthur Utplli.s to Mr. tl�� in tills' ISrii-
Iclsnis.���Aldcruinn Hillyer SI:i��\h Ills
Position on tbe Question and I'.x-
plains the Action of the Cily Council.���Mr. Clements Klssnllsflcd Wiih
the Miner's Remarks.- Chronos Write*
a Pungent Letter,
To tho Editor of tlie Miner:
Sir���As a member of the city council who has taken nu active part in
the .negotiations with the Nelson
Electric Light company, for t-he purchase of that company's plant and
franchise hy the city, I hope that yon
will afford me space in your paper for
the presentation of my side of the case.
The result of the above negotiations so
far has been that thc city council has
secured an option upon tho plant,
franchise and good will of the light
company for ono year at a price not to
exceed $40,000. Coming down to close
figuring, the management of the light
company has agreed to accept something under $36,000.
, As an argument in favor of the purchase upon these terms I may say that
the revenue of the light company for
the past month was $1378, and the
operating expenses $400, leaving the
profit on the month's operation $978.
Taking from this amount the sum of
$210, which represents the amount
paid by the corporation for lighting,
there remains a profit of $768 per
month. This profit in a year's operation would amount to $9216. The position may therefore be stated in this
way: Should the ratepayers of the
city decide to record their votes in
favor of the $40,000 by-law for lighting purposes the council would be in a
position to purchase the plant of the
company and have $4000 available for
extension purposes. The interest and
sinking fund upon this sum would
amount to $3440 per annum. In the
course of five years the city would
have paid out in interest and sinking
fund, ton account of this loan the sum
of $17,200, and would have received in
profits from the commercial lighting the
sum of $46,000, or a sum sufficient to repay purchase price of the plant and interest upon the same from the date bf
purchase and in addition have free
civic lighting during the whole
Were this all that could he said in
favor of the purchase it should commend itself to everyone wlio has
the interest of the city at heart. 7 But
it is not all. I contend that under
municipal control much better results
conld be obtained than are at present
possible under private ownership. The
city council is now face to face with
the problem of draining all the streams
which at present flow through the
townsite, into some other channels.
These streams are no longer necessary
for drinking purposes or for fire protection, and in tne interests of the
owners of property in addition A, and
for the preservation of the roadways,
the council will have to divert these
streams iuto Cottonwood Smith creek.
Should the corporation own the electric light plant it would derive the direct benefit of the increased power
which the diversion of all these
streams into Cottonwood Smith creek
would create. This would render it
possible for the corporation to very
materially reduce the rates for private
lighting, while the increased number
of lights which the company could
supply would not- red/ace the profits
upon the operation qf the plant.
chase of the light company's plant are
not content to decide the question
upon its merits. They insinuate that
'thero has been a job hatched up by
the council to unload a plant upon the
corporati6n for $36,000 which is not
worth more than #20,000, and that the
majority ot the members of the council
are interested in the, light company.
It is needless to say *. that these are
stories circulated by disappointed
men. ,
��� There are but two members of the
council interested in the light company
���Mayor- Houston and Alderman Malone, and neither one of these ever cast
a vote'upon the by-law dealing with
the contemplated purchase, or approached any member-with a view to
securing his influence in the introduction or passage of any such by-law. If
there is any job in this matter I am
probably responsible for the same,
since I took the lead in the agitation
of the municipal ownership of the
electric light'franchise.'
There is another point which the
opponents of the by-law persistently
misstate. The passage of the by-law
does not bind the council to make the
purchase, if it should be shown that
the plant of the company is uot worth
the price naniScl for it. With respect
to this, however, I submit the statements of the officers of the light company and the entries in the company's books as to the cost of the
plant should have more weight with
the ratepayers than the unsupported
statements,,of Dr. Arthur. I consider
in common with every member of the
council that the price asked by the
electric light company for its plant
and franchise is a very modest one. I
have reason to believe that more advantageous terms for the purchase of a
light system will never present themselves to the city, and I earnestly
hope that in the.interests of the, city
the ratepayers will mark tlieir ballots
in favor of "this by-law.
The advantages of municipal owne��-
ship have been admirably worked
out, in the case of; the city water
works. From this source the city has
now a revenue of over $600 per month.
The city has, therefore, in -���' the waterworks an asset capable of paying off in
20 years the interest and sinking fund
obligations of a debt of over ��80,000.
Should it decide to purchase the
electric light plant it would liave a
monthly revenue of $1500 from the light
and water systems1, or a sum equal to
the task of paying interest upon a debt
of over $200,000 and of wiping the
same out in 20 jrears, in addition to
furnishing the city with light free of
any additional cost. Tho great advantage of municipal-ownership would
bo that the revenue from these sources
will not only take caro of tho funded
debt of the city, but will allow the expenditure of a considerable sum for
general municipal purposes without
burdening the property of the city
with increased taxation.   Yours,
Further    Discussion  of  the   Subject
by a Prominent Citizen.
To the Editor of the Miner:
Sir���The respectable apathy of this
city appears to have received a momentary check, owing to the attempt made
by certain worthy individuals to induce the ratepayers to purchase the
undertaking of the Electric Light company at, apparently, any price, not exceeding $40,000, the said company
choose to ask. Recent settlers in the
city may wonder at the edifying
spectacle of a '' city father,'' who is
virtually a trustee for the interests of
the city, endeavoring to sell to the city
au undertaking in which he is personally largely interested at a price,
which is obviously wholly out of proportion to the value of the said undertaking. = Several gentlemen of some
standing iu the city have advocated
in your columns the necessity of ah independent valuation before fixing the
price, but, as might be expected, their
request has so far been wholly ignored.
But there are some, myself included,
who from a fairly intimate knowledge
of the methods employed by some of
the city authorities, and of the character of some of the worthies composing the same, marvel that the price to
be paid is not to be fixed at, at least,
$80,000. When gentlemen of education and culture sacrifice themselves to
the welfare of the city by accepting
positions as mayor, aldermen or other
offices connected with the city, at
salaries altogether inadequate to their
abilities, can they be blamed for attempting by justifiable speculation,
even if it should be at the expense of
the ratepayers, to make provision in
order to enable them to enjoy an honored old age, free from pecuniary
worry or press criticisms by inquisitive and practical citizens. The only
blame they incur is for the humbug
they, tiy to impose on ns (vide the
article in last Saturday's Tribune) by
posing as philanthropists who are
ready to sell the undertaking of the
Electric Light company at an absurdly
low price in order to confer inestimable benefit to the city thereby.
I have no doubt but that the majority of votes on June 9th will be in
favor of by-law No. 34, and that thereby the credit of the city will suffer,
while the credit of the Electric Light
company's shareholders, so far as
their respective banking accounts are
concerned, will be considerably increased. At the, same time I trust that
many unimportant voters, to whom, I
rejoice to say, I belong, will do their
little best to protest against the
action of the mayor and aldermen. It
has been said by an unimpeachable
authority , that'' God helps those who
help themselves." Surely more deser-
ing objects for Divine assistance never
breathed on this earth than the mayor
and municipal council (including certain city officials) of tbe corporation
of the city of Nelson.     CHRONOS.
To Mr. Clements' Criticisms���Reasons
Why the By-law Should Be Defeated.
To the Editor of the Miner:
Sir���My friend, Mr. Clements, thinks
I am not a safe guide for the ratepayers of the city in the matter of the
electric light by-law. I do uot own
several hundred dollars worth of electric light stock which I am unable to
dispose of advantageously to anybody
but the city, and may fairly claim to
be fully as disinterested a guide as he.
While I have never been financially
interested in the electric light company I have lived in the city continuously since its inception and have
heard many complaints against the
management of the company, some of
the hardest of which were made by
Mr. Clements himself not so very long
since. He says that no stock was
issued for which full value was not
received by the company. Was it
cash value? Other shareholders have
told me that at least five thousand
dollars in stock was issued for
which the company received no value.
Mr. Clements naturally takes exception to = my . statement that the
city's interest was sacrificed* when
the contract for street lighting was
made.    Light generated  by water in
Waff Paper,      Sporting Goods,
#'..- Hammocks,   ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
PhotoQPaDfiic SuDofies.
Thomson Stationery Co.
Nelson should not cost more than tho.
same light generated by steam in Toronto.. I believe 'that 2000 candle-power
arc lights in Toronto1 cost $93 per year,
At that rate our lights (I believe they
are 1200.candle-power) should &.a;ii ?���..;*">
per year, instead of $J 2*0 per yoar, as
at present, lea-rag $04 net profit per
year per light; that is, about one' hundred . and nineteen and ono-half per
oeut per annum; nothing.-exorbitant'
in that! Mr. Clements ciainis tho
present plant can supply 000 arc lamps.
How is it that tho brilliancy of.* the in- (
candescent lights noticeably decreases as the small, .number of arc
lamp now used is-increased?
The city is asked to borrow ��40,000
for twenty years to purchase this
plant. To pay this debt with interest
requires the raising of $-��44.0 per year
for twenty years, or a total of $08.800.
That means that every owner nov/ assessed for $1000 pays $4.20 per year for
twenty yeara, in all $8!J.20, that tho
city may own a rapidly deteriorating
electric plant. Aro the hard-working
men and women who own their homos
of this city prepared to pay $85.30 for
every thousand dollars of assessment
for this doubtful privilege? If not, let
them come out today between tho
hours of 8 a. m. and 4 p. m. and vote
down this iniquitous by-law. Let all
owners remember that they have a
vote in each .ward in which thev own
proporty. E. C. ARTHUR.
With   the   Miner's  Criticism  of  His
Letter of'Yesterday.
To the Editor of the Miner:
Sir���In your comment upon iny letter you state: "That against Dr.
Arthur's assertions that last year's
agreement was a sacrifice of the interests of the city, Mr. Clements can only
oppose the dictum qf an unnamed engineer, whose opinion may or may not
be of value." This is not in accord
with the facts. In reply to this statement I cited that whereas the city
council of Nelson agreed to pay $120
per lamp per annum for street lighting, the best offer the city of Rossland
had for street lighting was $125 per
lamp per annum.
: If you were fair yoti would have
correctly stated this. It was against
Dr. Arthur's estimate of the'power of
the company's plant that the opinion
of the electrical engineer was offered
iii rebuttal.
Dr. Arthur says that the 5300 odd
horse-power of the company is not
sufficient to run 150 arc lamps. Frank
Darling, an electrical engineer, says
that the arc lamps require but half a
horse-power, and that 300 horse-power
would run 600 arc lamps. This is jhe
issue taken by an electrical engineer
against the statements of: Dr, Arthur.
and your readers may judge as to
which is the best authority upon'electrical affairs.      A. H. CLEMENTS.
A Committee   Appointed   to Wait on
Mr.   Shaughnessy.
The council of the South Kootenay
Board of Trade held a special meeting
yesterday afternoon for the purpose of
appointing a committee to wait on
Mr. Shaughnessy, the vice president of
theC. P. R.
The committee will point out to Mr.
Shaughnessy the advantages offered by
Nelson for a divisional point and for
the erection of machine shops. They
will also endeavor to impress on the
vice president the advisability of erecting a more suitable and commodious
depot here.
The committee consists of J. Roderick Robertson, J. B. Thompson,
George Kydd, John A. Turner, John
Houston, W. F. Teetezl and J. Fred
��� CHESS AT* VIENNA. * ��� o";.
Vienna, June 4.��� The sixth round
of the international chess masters'
tournament was 'played at the Vienna'
Chess_ jclnV .today' at 2 o'clock. The
the scoring board: Walbrodt beat Caro;
Lipke and Alapin divided honors;
Jschirin worsted Trenchard, and
Marco and Blackburn drew. In the
evening it was announced that the six
remaining games had resulted as follows: Baird defeated Burn; Tarrack
disposed of Schwarz; Marco and
Janowski divided honors; Steintz and
Pillsbury also drew; Schlechter beat
Schwoalter, while the game between
Halprin and Schiff ers was uot concluded. The position is, however, in
favor of Schiffers. This game together
with the unfinished games from the
fourth round will be finished tomorrow.
June 8. ���At Brooklyn���Brooklyn 2,
Cleveland 8.
At New York���New York 1, Chicago 9.     p
At Washington���Washington 10,
Pittsburg 3.
At Philadelphia���Philadelphia 7, St.
Louis 9.
At Boston���Boston 10, Cincinnati 1.
At Baltimore���Baltimore 0, Louisville 2.        ��� *     ' . '
Toronto, June 8. ���A question of
some interest that will come up'at the
Toronto Methodist conference which
opened today here is whether or not a
woman is eligible lo be a conference
representative. The Toronto West district appointed Miss Mary Newton
representative, and there is considerable opposition to it. which will probably come up at roll call.
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And further take notice that action,'^
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