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Array [Daily  Edition, No. 41
Nelson, British Columbia, Sunday Morning, June 26,  1898.
Eighth Year
A shipment of the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
Come Early and Secure a Pair.
a uv"!Su' f Pred IrvinefcCo- 1 "��J��t*
\i * kid olovbs. * t DRY goods I Reduced Prices.
Laadlag VaaMaaed, Covered by Mra of
(he   rieet���fpaalardi   Vied.���Spas-
Ms Claim to  Bare BepuUed tk
Grand June Clearance Sale
We will offer for the next ten days all of our entire stock
at reduced   prices  with Special   Reductions   on   the
... flowing lines ...
Summer Dress Goods.
Warm Weather Fabrics.
Ladies Shirt Waists.
Ladies' D & A Corsets.
Ladies' an/1 Children's Undervests.
Ladies' Silk and Kid Gloves.
Ladies' Silk and Alpaca Skirts.
Sailor Hats, Half Price.
Men's Underwear.
Men's Washington Ties.
Men's Negligee Shirts.
Men's Fancy Cambric Shirts.
Men's Black Sateen Shirts.
Men's Duck and Flannel Suits.
Men's Straw Hats.
Meii's Pants and Overalls.
Our StocRk (ompfete in House Furnisfiinosr
891 For the Eighth Time the Citizens of4go&
Washington, June 35.���The following haa been received here from Playa
del Este, via Hayti, dated Jane 25, by
the Adjutant General of the United
States Army. Washington:
"Baiquiri, Jane 23.���We had a very
fine voyage and lost less than 50 animals, six or eight today. We lost more
putting them through the surf to land
than on the transports. The command
is healthy as when we left. There are
80 men sick, but only two deaths have
occurred. Two men were drowned in
landing. The landings are difficult,
the coast being quite similar to that in
the vicinity of San Francisco, and covered with a dense growth of brush.
The landing at Baiquiri was unopposed. All points occupied by the
Spanish troops were heavily bombarded
by the navy to clear them out. I sent
troops toward Santiago and occupied
Juragua city, a naturally strong place,
this morning. The Spanish troops retreated as soon as our advance was
known. We .bad no mounted troops or
we-could have captured them, about
600 all told. There is a railway from
there in and we have cars and an engine in our possession. With the assistance of the navy I disembarked
6000 men yesterday and as many more
today. I will get all the troops off
tomorrow, including the light artillery
and the greater portion of the pack
train, probably all of it, with some of
which to Americans of German birth
is not only painful but inexplicable.
The German citizens pf the United
States retain a warm sympathy for
the old fatherland, but if our con-
sanguinous friends across the ocean intend to eradicate this sympathy they
could not find a better means than
such groundless abuse of the American
people. German-Americans are proud
of their new fatherland and know how
to appreciate its advantages and great
qualities. Now that the war is going
on they stand with the country. Its
friends are their ��� friends and its
enemies are their enemies.
Will Celebrate
JTWO  PAYS* *JULY 1st and 2nd*
$2000.00 * Ifl * PRIZES.
iorse HeM3i��gf Prizes $500
Committee: John Houston, H. Ashcroft, J. A. Turner.
frilling Contest      Prizes $325.
eommittee: JoHN-HousTONrHr Ashcroft,, JrJr^MALONprT^""^
;ose Reel Races       Prizes $300
Committee: J. Thompson, J. Dover, F. Irvine.
���acrosse Match        Prizes $125
Committee: H. Irvine, S. Neelands, J. Kirkpatrick.
;aseball Matches       Purse $125
Committee: C. A. Waterman, F. Irvine.
Prizes $50
The Fugitives Captured���No Provisions Have Reached Havana
Key West, June 25.���The Amapala,
belonging to Manuel Montesino Gon-
teres of Trupilo, Honduras, had been
lying at Havana since before the block-
side. The crew numbered ten men, besides the captain, but almost all were
refugees. Gerome Baze, a French
citizen, who three years ago was the
leading exchange broker in Havana,
chartered the vessel and got together
over forty people eager to embrace any
chance to escape from Havana. He is
in charge of an expedition made up of
all nationalities. They fully expected
to be captured, but the conditions in
Havana were so dreadful for the poorer
classes that the risk was an alternative
to starvation.
The Amapala came ont of Havana
and offered no resistence, The
captured men are confident of release.
Hardly any provisions were aboard at
the time of the capture, and no cargo
or contraband articles were found, and
she may not be held as a prize. They
report that everything is quiet at Havana which looks like a deserted city,
since business and traffic are at a stand
still. The stories regarding the relief
through southern ports is disclaimed, as
nothing has gone into Havana for over
a month. Murder and robbery are of
daily occurrence in Havana, which is
prompted in every case by want and
hunger. ��� ��� ���"��� *   ������������' '*-
Agrariaaa Woald Kxeladeall Salted IttUi
I��r��laeU.-E*M��eror BUpleased With
Retails.���Threateas atreag Mtanutot,
-Abases KM to Im tUmereO.
ficycle Races
Committee: Jacob Dover.
oat Races
Prizes $100
Committee: J. Dover, S. Neelands.
jaledonian Games
Committee: John Houston, J. J. Malone.
jumpefftbthewater afidTfowed'ashore.
I had a consultation with Generals
Gariaca, Rabi and Castillo afc lp, m.
of the ipihi west of Santiago. These
officers,were unanimously of the opinion that the landing should be made
east of Santiago. X had come to the
same conclusion. General Garcia
promises to join me at Juragua tomorrow with between 3000 ahd 4000 men,
who will - be brought from wrest of
Santiago by ships of the navy to
Juragua city and then disembarked.
"This will give me between 4000
and 5000 Cubans and leave iOOO on the
west side under General Rabi. General Rent's division is being disembarked thi�� afternoon at Juragua city
and this, will be continued during the
night The assistance of the navy has
been of the greatest benefit and was
enthusiastically given. Without them
I could not have landed in ten days
and perhaps not at all, as I believe I
should have lost many boats in the
surf. At present I want nothing. The
weather haa been good There has
been no rain on land and there are
prospects of fair weather continuing.
^(Signed) "SHAFTER."
Madrid,    June    25���The   Spanish
version ofthe American operations in
Cuba received from' official sources at
Havana says: ,
Rear Admiral Sampson conferred
during the week with the insurgent
leaders Oalixto Garcia, Rabi and
Sebereco with the object of concentrating a large force of insurgents at a
landing place. Sebereco met an American vessel a Bayamitot and received
2000 rifles and a quantity of ammunition and safely conveyed tnem to
Gareia's posts. They then attempted
to join Castillo at Bakjornao, but the
Spaniards prevented them. "Having
organized such a perfect defense between Manseina and Santiago that the
rebels did not care to risk a serious
engagement with the Spaniards," continuing the official report says the insurgents "expected that the point of
disembarkation of the Americans
would be devoid of defenses.''
Then a singular explanation is made
by the retreating Spaniards, who assert that they have "checked the
American advance on Santiago". Another account of the operations from
Spanish sources asserts that the insurgents attacked Baturano and were
repulsed with the loss of 22 killed.
: 7     Txvoot the Decisions:
Key West, June: 25.���-The Spanish
prize steamers Guido, Bueno Ventura,
Miguel Jorvar and Catalina will be
sent to New York next week with
their Spanish/ crews ou board the
Guido and her cargo will be sold.
The Bueno Ventura will be sold, but
her cargo has been released. The government has appealed the case of the
Miguel Jorvar and Catalina. The
owners of the cargoes of the two
steamers have furnished bonds.
The Heavy Guns Cannot Be Unloaded
������     Till Lighters Come.
Washington, June 25.���A serious loss
came to the knowledge of the war department today when it was learned
that a lighter sent with Sbafter's expedition for the purpose of unloading
the heavy guns had been lost. It
leaves the invading army without
proper means of getting the heavy
siege guns and ordnance from the
transports ashore. There is one wnall
tug with the transport fleet, but it is
not believed that this can be made
available, Besides the guns there are
heavyAmounts, caissons, trucks, etc.,
which nothing short of a big lighter
can take ashore. How the loss of the
lighter occurred is not known.
Adjutant General Corbin telegraphed
General Coppinger at Jacksonville to
see that two large lighters were sent
immediately to the fleet of transports
with Shafter.
Berlin, June 25.���The most interesting result of the elections just held in
Germany is the wholesale defeat of the
agrarian party. The only straight
agrarian candidate elected was returned on the flrst ballot on June 16,
while the successful conservative, national and liberal-centrists pledged to
a'grarianism only totaled 66. So, including yesterday's and today's successes, the agrarian strength in the
new reichstag will certainly not exceed
100, a number wholly insufficient to
exercise a controlling influence in the
deliberations of this body. This fact
is important to the United States, as
the'agrarian program is outspoken in
its hostility to American interests,1 its
professed aims including the exclusion
from Germany of all American agricultural products by means of special
legislation, and an unfair application
of the existing tariffs, for tho carrying out of which schemes the agrarians
confidently counted on the continuance, and even open support, of the
German government. Emperor William was very indignant at the earlier
socialist meetings and expressed himself in strong terms. He remarked,
"It is time to stop, and try more drastic methods, or these fellows will destroy all.?'   r     ,
The returns, however, will probably
mollify the powers thatjbe. Nevertheless the government, and particularly
^mfflssiMvat ^aMfa.*"-affile
is already talk of repressive legislation,
but the officials are deaf to all suggestions for removing the causes of social
reforms. The government press on several occasions this week reiterated the
statement that measures intended to
benefit laborers had gone too far,
rather thanjnot far enough, and nothing
more was intended in that direction.
The socialist parades the declaration,
pointing out the fact that the workers
are the only salvation of the success of
socialism. ,
Among the curious facts developed
by the recent election is a discovery
by a deputy chief of tbe ministry of
the interior, that most of the subordinates voted for the socialist candidates, the ring leader being a favorite
copyist. Seven of these employes were
immediately discharged when tbis
fact became known.
Free For All
PRIZE $33.00
Ball aad Fireworks
In  attendance both
llthamplan Parade ani? Procession of Decorated Bicycles. Grand
Both Evenings. Nelson and New Denver Braaa Banda will be
days.   Reduced Rates on all Railway and Steamboat Lines.
[itrles for horse races and drilling contests must be made with tbo Secretary not later than
a. on June 30th.
Music Committee : C. A. Waterman, F. Irvine.
iidentals : J. J. Malone, C. A. Waterman, R. S. Lennie,
J. A.Turner.
German Americans Are Pained by the
Malevolence of the German Press.
Berlin, June 25.���Herr Theodore
Barths, editor of a paper called the
Nation, publishes a letter from Hon.
Carl Schurz of St. Louis, who was secretary of the interior under President
Hayes, oh the subject of Germany's
attitude in the war between Spain and
the United States, during which the
distinguished German-American says:
"While the utterances of the Emperor's government leave nothing to
desire, there is danger of these being
wiped out by the eruption of malevol-
jent antipathy of the German press,
Emperor William   Limits   Sermons���
Siam's Emperor Degrades Ministers.
London, Juno 25.���Two royal decrees announced today are of equal interest. In the first Emperor William
gives strict instructons that court
chaplains must condense their sermons
to 15 minutes.
The other comes from the King of
Siam, and is as follows:; "My minister, Tchanpleirex, is from this day
relieved of his functions, and all his
orders and marks of rank are hereby
withdrawn. Furthermore, his beard
shall be shaved. Lastly, seven days
after this operation he shall be charged
with supplying hay to the sacred elephant and shall be employed at this
task to the day of his death.''
Berlin, June 25.���The Zakunf3 today
publishes an open letter from its
editor, Herr Harden, to the emperor.
In reply to the charge of lese majeste
brought against Herr Harden, the latter says his majesty is wholly mistaken as to the actual state of feeling
in the nation towards him and adds
that it is unfortunate that the emperor
is blind.
Bacrelona Merchants Want Spain to
Sue for Peace.
Barcelona, June 25.���The Society of
Friends of Peace, consisting of members ofthe leading commercial and
economic industries have unanimously
adopted-an urgent-resolution urging--
upon the government to negotiate for
peace. ��� During a warm debate several
of those present advocated peace at any
price, but the majority thought the
war should be prosecuted until the
Spaniards gained a victory, "which
would lessen the severity of jthe terms."
It was pointed out that since the war
there had been a great decrease in
trade; that many factories had stopped;
that the workmen were suffering, and
that there would be distress in several
provinces if the harvest were bad.
A Welshman Breaks the World's Record at Manhattan.
New York, June 25.���At tho seventeenth annual meeting of the Kings
county wheelmen at the Manhattan
beach track today Tom Linton of Wales
beat F. J. Titus of New York by five-
sixths of a mile in a 20-mile paced
race. Titus was beaten after the flrst
lap, but Linton kept up a steady pace
which he increased gradually until he
had made a new world's record at the
finish. "             **������
June 25..���At Cincinnati���Cincinnati
8, Washington 5.
At Chicago���Chicago 3, Brooklyn 4.
At Pittsburg���Pittsburg 0, Boston 2.
At St. Louis���St. Louis 2, Baltimore 9.
At Cleveland���Cleveland 9, New
York 1.
At Louisville���Louisville 8, Philadelphia 7.
New  York,   June   25.���Bar  silver,
59^.   Mexican dollars, 45%.
Madrid,   June  25.���At  3 o'clock p.
m.,   after a visit which Premier Sagasta made to the Queen Regent, it waa
reported that the expected ministerial
crisis had occurred.
r.\i THE  MINER, SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 1898
Hte Jtthter.'
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lamented] the introduction of licenses,
saying' that'' there was more money in
it in prohibition days."
It is no wonder 'then with such results of prohibition legislation before
their eyes that men liko Principal Grant are of tho opinion that.it
is beyond the wit of man to deviso
laws, whereby it will be possible to
prevent the unrestricted sale of liquor
without introducing new evils of such
a character as to make the remedy
worse than the disease.
This year the people of Canada will
be asked to pronounce upon the question of prohibition legislation by
means of a.plebiscite. Prohibition, as
a means of checking intemperance, is
by no means a new idea, and the experiment has heen made in:various
place hoth in Canada and the United
States, and there is considerable divergence of opinion as to the measure
of success these experiments have attained. The question is by no means
a contest between those interested in
the liquor traffic and those who wish
to do away with the evils of drink, as
some ardent temperance reformers
would have us believe. Their argument is substantially this: Great and
undoubted evils result daily from the
abuse of alcohol, and if you forbid the
sale of it its victims will be unable to
gratify their cravings, and * the evil
will die a natural death. Unfortunately experience has shown that the
matter is by no means so simple, as
some clear headed and fearless temperance * advocates, have pointed out. JhL
the meeting of the Presbyterian General Assembly recently reported in our
columns, the Rev. Principal Grant
opposed a resolution recommending
prohibition, on the grounds that experience had demonstrated that such restrictive legislation overshot the mark,
and-was the cause of increased; drunkenness and much incidental demoralization. He gave facts and'figures in
support of his contention, which, since
they were not and as yet have not been
disputed* may probably be taken as
Principal Grant asserted that "the
statistics showed that there were 4700
convictions for drunkenness in Ontario
during the last year of the-Scott Act.
Since 1889 the commitments declined
every year, and; last year they were
only 1700. Therefore the Scott Act increased drunkenness, and licensing did
a good deal better.'' These figures
are indeed significant, and when ad-
-Tanced^by-suchi��_mm^as Principal-
Grant are doubly worth the consideration of prohibitionists.
There is another side to the question
which Mr. Grant did not touch on,
but which appeals to the average British citizen, aud is the great objection
to all "grand motherly legislation."
Prohibition undoubtedly infringes on
the inherent right which belongs to
us all and is the pride and boast of
the English constitution, namely the
right of every citizen to do as he
pleases provided he does not interfere
with tho peace and well-being of his
fellow-citizens. Tlie inau who gets
uproariously drunk usually does so interfere, and no one objects wheu police
find it necessary to take charge of him,
but that is a very different thing to
depriving everyone of-the right to indulge in a glass of beer or whisky if
they feel so disposed.
Anyone who was in the northwest
during "Prohibition" days will remember how this difficulty was met by
issuing "permits".to private individuals, and how this, resulted in completely nullifying the effects of the act.
The drunkenness was frightful during
those days, and the law was daily
evaded and set at naught. The most
pernicious mixtures were sold at an exorbitant figure to a public who could
not complain. The police force became terribly demoralized, for they
were tempted in a way feAV men could
withstand, and smuggling aud illicit
distilling became almost universal.
Perhaps the most significant feature of
it all  was that many saloon-keepers
(A bulletin, received last night, and
which will be found in another column, announces the bare fact that the
expected ministerial'', crisis in Spain
has arrived. No details are given, but
the anouncement, coupled with the
telegram received the night bofore
stating that martial law would be proclaimed in Spain as soon as the cortes
is adjourned,'tends'to the belief that
tho internal affairs of Spain must be
in a state of confusiou bordering on
anarchy. It is difficult for outsiders to
discern how the Queen Regent can be
held personally responsible tor the disasters which have so far attended thc
Spanish arms. This belief, however,
appears to be fixed in the popular
mind, and these exceptional measures
are the result. Ono would have
thought that the republican leaders in
Spain would have followed Don
Carlos' example and refrained from
making the country's extremity their
opportunity, out unfortunately patriotism is frequently ��bnt a secondary
consideration with ambitious politicians, and unless sedition is put down
with an iron hand the horrors of a
revolution seem likely to be added to
the other woes under which unhappy
Spain is now laboring.
The defeat of the agrarian party in
the elections for tho reichstag is likely
to have far reaching effects on Canadian as well as American trade. The
agrarians have always been reactionary in their ideas, favoring the most
exaggerated forms of protection and
endeavoring to prevent any importation of foreign food products into Germany. Now that their power is
broken and they no longer hold the
balance of power, it is not unreasonable to suppose that it-..maybecome
possible for Canadian * breadstuffs,
bacon and other staple articles to bo
profitably imported into Geriiiauy in
the not far distant future. ���-':������'-���-'���
Sir Julian Pauncefote, whose term
as British ambassador at Washington
has been extended anothor year in
order that he may take part in. the
coming conference at Quebec regarding questions at issue between Canada
and the United States, is the son of a
country gentleman of Gloucestershire,
and was born at Munich, Bavaria, in
1828. He was educated for the bar and
practiced for many years on the Oxford circuit. In 1865 he was apointed
attorney general of Hong Kong and
filled the office till 1873, when he was
transferred to the West Indies as chief
justice of the Ijeeward islands. In 1874
he: became assistant under secretary for
the colonies, and in 1876 was transferred inthe same capacity to the foreign office. He became permanent under secretary in 1882, and in 1888,
when the Sadkville-West incident occurred and that gentleman's recall
was demanded because he had written
a letter giving advice to an Englishman-how-to vote JnJhe_pendmg_presi^
dential election, Sir Julian was chosen
to succeed him as British ambassador
at Washington. He has made himself
extremely popular at Washington, and
the more cordial relations between the
two nations are in some measure a result of his unfailing good nature. He
is a G. C. M. G., and a peerage probably awaits him on his return home,
if: the Quebec negotiations result in a
Advertising is simply a matter of
occupying newspaper space to the best
advantage, and a merchant who knows
what advertising attracts him can attract others by using the same
methods, if he will. A good ad is an
announcement in brief terms, straight
from the shoulder, concise and to the
point, telling something in a clear and
intelligent manner and stating a few
prices as an indicator of the way you
sell goods or do work. That is the way
ads read which attract you. Would
not others be attracted by your ads if
written after the same manner? Say
something well, give some interesting
prices, intermingle a little well written
description and talk business from the
first word to the last word. ���Brook-
line, Mass., Chronicle. - -- *
A remarkable instance of the excellence of Her Majesty's memory was
given a few days ago. A copy of the
memoir of the late Thomas Best
Jervis, of the Bombay engineers, was
presented to the Queen at Ciiniez by
the author, who is a conservator of
the museum at Turin. Her Majesty
expressed her pleasure at the presentation, and mentioned having seen the
model of Sebastopol made by Colonel
Jarvis and exhibited by him at the
war office as far back as 1855.
Our Arctic Soda Fountain
Is the centre of attraction these hot days.
O^^r*     %y our ice Cream iSottas* Made
with Hazelwood Ice'Cream.
W. F. TEETZEL & CONebon, B C,
Qjmnm^mtmmmmp-oaooommmtmmmtwatmm.^^ -���'''
All kinds of Fresh and Salted Meats wholesale and retail. Fresh Fish received daily.
Mail orders receive careful, and prompt atr
E. C. TRAVE5, Manager.
fholesale and Retail Meat Merchants
Branch Markets in Hossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,
Sandon, Three Forks, New ��enver and Slocan City.
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.
In some way, to induce every man, woman and
child in the country who buys-in Nelson to come and inspect our
stock and prices. We would have you do this for we are sure
that you would become our customer and friend. We have the
largest and best selected stock of 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 be8t service
being afforded you, ;r     ,���,_.,
The fairness of our prices throughout our entire line at all times shows onr
grasp upon the market.    CAN'T BE BEAT AT AhU THAT'S ALL.
* Des firisay & Co., Nelson.
-���* ������
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough and iDressed .fcuiriber, ^Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given. .
���        ��� ���
���m*..E.   YOUNG, AGENT.
Wall Papers,
Fishing Tackle,
Garden & Rower Seeds.
When requiring thoroughly seasoned
timber should apply to
tofl Hill
Official Directory.
Governor-General - Karl of Aberdeen
Premier - - Sir 'Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Common?, Dominion Parliament, West Kootonay'   -    Hewitt Bostock
Com of Lands and Works
Hon TR Mclnnes
Hon J H Turner
Hon D M Eberts
Hon G B.-Martin
Minister Mines and Education   Hon Jas Baker
President Executive Council.  Hon C E Pooley
Members Legislative Assembly tor West Koot-
enay-North Riding J M Kellie
South Riding - J IT Hume
Mayor - - John Houston
Aldermcn-Chas Hillyer*, XV F Teetzel, J A
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley. Thos Madden.
City Clerk ��� ��� J K Strachan
Police Magistrate - E A Crease
Chief bf Police .        A F McKinnon
Chief of Fire Department . W J Thompson
Auditor ��� John Hamilton
Wntor Commissioner ��� T M Ward
Health Ofllccr ��� ���        Dr. LaBau
City council meets every Monday, 3 p.m., at
city hall, cor Victoria and Josephine st
Dr. E C Arthur. Dr. G A B Hall, Geo Johnstone.   Principal���J R Green.
President - J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President     .     ��� Jamea Lawrence.
Secy .Treas. ��� John A Turner.
President -     ,. John A. Turner
Vico-Pres. - XV. A. Jowett.
Secretary ��� D. McArthur
Treas. -   . AH Clements
Medical Supt. . Dr. G. A B Hall
8.00 p.m.
8.30 a.m
1.00 p.m
.(i.00 p.m
United States, Ontario, Quebec und Eastern Provinces
Points on N. Sc F. S. line.
Victoria and Rowland.
N'ew Denver. Sandon nnd
blocan Lake Points.
[���Casio and Kootenay Lake
Kossland. Trail, Nakusp.
Itobson. points on main lino
'J. P. 11.. Vancouvor and
5.1o p.m.
2.30 p.
7.15 a.
7.00 a.
office novita.
Lobby opened from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; General .'J
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 i p.m.; Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.in).
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies VV 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 - E TII Slmpkins.
Warden -' Capt. N Fitzstubbs.
First Jailer        .'��� - lVttddcll.
Second-Jailor - Geo Partridge.
Third Jailer - John McLaren
Senior Guard - R Ince.
In stoc1c,l,000,000 f t.of Flooring.Lining
Mouldings, Doors, Sashes and
every description of Joinery.
Church ok England���Matin ll a.m.; Even.!
Song. 7M p.m. every Sunday.   Holy Commun-.
ion on )st"and*8rd Sundays in the month after |
Matins; ��n ,iiji(i. and 1th Sundays,  at 8 a.m.
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.    Rev. H. S. Akehurst, Rector:" Cor Wa rd and Silica streets.
PrKbbVtrkun CHURCH���Services at 11 aim.,1
and 7.30 p.m.    Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. 1
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Mon-,
day "evening  at 8  o'clock.    Rev. K. Frew J
MethodistS CunRcir-Corner Silica awL_
Josephine'Streets. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.301
p. m.; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meot-l
fng on Friday evening at 8 o'clock; Epwortlvl
League C, E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. Geo. W.f
Moraen, Pastor. 1
' Roman Catholic CnuRcn-Mass at Nelson]
overy Sunday at 8 and -10.30 a.m.; Benediction
at .7.-80 to 8 p.m.   Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
Baptist Church ��� Services morning ai4_
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet-l
lng Wednesday eyeningat^ 8 p.m.; Meeting*
are held intheschosrhouso. ""Strangers cord i J
ally welcomed.   Kev.G. It. Welch, Pastof.;
Salvation Army���Services every evening,
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria.street]
Adjutant Millner in charge.
M. meets second Wednesday in each
month.  Visiting brethren invited.
G. L; Lennox, Secretary.
Your Tobaccos.
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see   us.
��� AT THE ���
Post Office
<t*~-X\ gar Store
Where you will always find a weU
assorted stock of Imported   and
Domestic Cigars, Cigarettes Tobaccos and a full stock of
Pipes at reasonable
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^
2ft. 6 x Oft. 6 at $1.50.
2 ft. 8 x 0 ft. 8 at 81 75.
2 ft.10 x 0 ft.10 at $2.00.
Scrben Windows made to order in
all sizes at the
I.  O. O.  F.    Kootenay Lodge J
p No. IC, meets every Monday night,}
at their Hall, Kootenay street
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
WM. HODSON, Secretary.
������,JJE150S   LODGE  No. 25, K. of P.J
y/wvaiiiucts in Castle hall, McDonald block]
t/Jti-Fvery Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,)
7A11 visiting knights cordially invited,
J. J. Malone, CC.
(820) Geo. Partridge, K. of It.andSJ
NELSON LODGE.   I. O. G. T.     Meets It
Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday
evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars corf
dially invited, John Telford;
Chief Templar.
George Nnnn    Sec'y
SONS    OF    ENGLAND,   meet
second and fourth Wednesday o4
each month at K. of P. Hall, Mac]
Donald Block,   cor. Vernon   and"
_. ___      Josephine streets.   Visiting breth|
rn cordially invited.        Ernest King,
Chas. H. Farrow, Wrorthy President]
COURT KOOTENAY. I.O.F., NO. 3138 meet
1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month in' th��
K of P Hall. F W Swanell, C. D. S. C. K.; J f J
Green. C.F..: J. Purkiss, Secy.
NELSON LODGE. NO. 10 A.O.U.W., meet
every  Thursday in the I.O.O.F. hall.    F M
Swanell, M.W.: W Hodson. Rec.-Sec; J. jj
Driscoll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver an��3
P.M.W. ;
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1692 meets in the Mel
Donald block every Thursday evening at 1
m   -m   rtn^-rr    t, x. o'clock.   Visiting members cordially invit""1
T, W. GRAY,   Proprietor. | John Toye, XVM.; F. J. Bradley, R.S.
���-{ :'V' THE MINER, SUNDAY, JUNE ?6, 1898
Brief   Mention   or   Happenings  In  tne
District During tlie 'Fast
John McPherson, Broklyn, is in tho
O. H. Nolan, Toronto, is at the
H. E. Hamilton of Rossland is at
the Hume.
P. Burns returned from Calgary on
last night's train.
Rev. H. Irwin of Rossland spent
yesterday in the city.
Mayor O. W. McAnn of Kaslo spent
yesterday in the city.
Mrs. M. Shaw and daughter of
Spokane, are at the Phair.
A. E. Rand, a mining man of New
Westminster, is in the city.
R. F. Templeton and 0. O. Douglas
of Toronto are at the Hume.
A. H. Macdonald has returned from
a visit t�� the Slocan country.
O. F. Ooldwell and A. Moher of
Kaslo were in the city yesterday.
Detective R. F. E. Perry lias returned from a trip to Kuskonook.
A meeting of the Le Roi company
will be held in Rossland ou Monday.
F. C. Gamble is at Revelstoke arranging for work on tlie Canyon road.
His Honor Judge Forin has returned
from a judicial visit tp East Kootenay.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lang-Stocks of
Dollar, Scotland, are registered at the
The elections for the northwest legislative assembly will be held in
J. Fred Hume returned yesterday
from a politcial visit to Ymir and Hall
"E. J. Coyle. district passenger agent
of the C. P. R., is visiting the Boundary country.
Canon Bowman of Coventry, England, is in the city, the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Day.
J. S. C. Fraser, manager of the Bank
of Montreal, Rossland, arrived in the
city last night.
W. F. Oliver, manager of the Bank
of British North America at Rossland,
is at the Phair.
A. S. Farwell, independent candidate, will hold a meeting in Ymir
ou Monday evening.
Thorpe & Co. commenced this week
the bottling of a quantity of Pabst beer
for local dealers.
The water in the lake, has; commenced to subside and has gone down
about three inches.
The steamer International has resumed her regular trips, her recent injury having beeu repaired.
John Hutchinson of Cranbrook has
been gazetted as a justice of the peace
jfor the County of Kootenay.
William Shilli to Cranston of Moyie
has been gazetted a justice of the peace;
in and for the County of Kootenay.   -
Fred Emerson Brooks, the poet-
humorist, will give au entertainment
in the Hume hall on Monday evening.
considering the advisability of holding
' its next geiferal meeting at Nelson in
just received
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 . .
Plumber's Supplies,
^jSteam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we ai*e oflfer-
ingat very lowprices.
Vancouver & Nelson, B. 0.
Rev. C. Ault. Procunier, who was
ordained as a clergyman of the Church
of England at Rossland oh' Thursday,
is in the city.
A four-oared crew, consisting of Abe
Johnson, E.V. Thomson, Frank Povah
and J. J. Chambers, of Nelson, are desirous of .meeting any other crew in
the Kootenay. **������
Dr. Laurier, brother of Premier
Laurier, arrived last night, and intends
taking up his residence in Nelson for
the next two years for the benefit of
his .health. ..
Rev. A. B "Winchester/ superintendent, of Chinese ..missions, will
preach in the Presbyterian'chuioh^next
Sunday, on the occasion of the reopen-,
ing of the church.
Miss Annie Girdwood, special correspondent bf the Guelph Mercury, who
is writing a, series Of letters fbr;her
paper on the resburces of British Columbia, is a guest at the Phair.
Premier Turner and F. C. Cbtton;re-
turned to the oity, last night, after
holding meetings in Rossland and
Trail, . They will, remain in the'city
untii-Monday evening.
In another column will be found
an advertisement from the provincial
jail, calling for' tenders for supplies
for the coming t year, which should
receive attention from the enterprising
merchants of the city.
James Bulger, "who left here in
January- for Vancouver with a party
of ship carpenters to construct the
Stikine fleet of steamers.for the C. P.
R., returned on Friday night to Nelson.
Coroner Dr. E. 0. Arthur received
word' yesterday moniing to go to Balfour to hdld an inquest on the body of
a man found floating in the lake. The
doctor will return on the Nelson this
Lieutenant Colonel Peters, D. O. C,
of Victoria, has received word from
Ottawa, authorizing the artillery companies of Victoria and Vancouver to
go to Seattle to participate in the
Fourth of July celebration.
The polling places for the Nelson
riding have been fixed as follows:
Court house, Nelson; custom house,
Kootenay boundary; Ymir, Waneta.
HallSiding, Erie,Watrloo, Silver King
mine, Proctor's Landing and Kuskonook.
The Kaslo Montezuma Mining and
Milling company has been registered
as an extra-provincial company, and
the Aj&x Mining and Development
company, limited, and the Pay Ore
(B. O.) Mines, limited, have been incorporated.
The Calgary Herald says: "Master
J. Clarke of Nelson was a passenger
from the east Sunday morning, coming
from St. Boniface, where he has been
attending school. After spending a
few days in the city he will : proceed
west to his Home in Nelson.
On aecottnt of the abSehce of "a justice ot the peace in some of the electoral districts, an order in council has
beeh-passed advising that where there
is no such officer a returning officer
may subscribe his declaration of
secrecy before two electors.;
Tho deposit of $75,000 has been
made with the provincial government
by Mackenzie & Mann for the construction of the V. V. & E. railway
from the coast'to Penticton. The surveyors are now said to be in the field
between Chilliwhaok and Abbotiford.
That there has been a substantial
growth in the population of British
Columbia in the last four yearn is
borne out by the wonderful increase
in the number of voters registered.
This year the number is 84,889, an increase of 10,000 names, for in 1894 the
names on the list numbered 24,698. .
An American item is issuing a blotter with the British and American
flags entwined; It is siaid that straws
show which way the wind blows.
what the Fourth of July, orators will
do for material this year, wben the
twisting of the lion's tail has gone
out of fashion;    ��
W. W. B. Mclnnes, M. P., of Nanaimo, paid the city a .hurried visit
today. To the World he stated that he
had definitely decided upon retaining
his seat in the house of commons, and
that it was his determination not. to
interfere in the pending election,
either directly or indirectly.���Vancouver World.
R. C. Campbell-Johnson, the ��� well
known mining engineer, metallurist
and mine operator, late of Vancouver,
has opened an office : in Nelson in
the offlco formerly oc-cupied by the
Hall Mines. Mr. Campbell-Johnson is
a member of the principal mining institutes of England, and is the representative of the Royal Incorporated
London Chamber of Mines.
HT^m^BOisr TtxnTJs:
will open theiV engagement with one of the Greatest Melodramas
A traveler through Servia will often
notice dolls hung up inside the cottage
windows. His first idea is one of
surprise that the children should so
often chose this particular spot to store
their toys, but presently he learns that
the dolls are put up as a sign to announce to wayfarers that a marriageable daughter dwells in the house.
The idea is to remind acquaintances
from other villages who* may have forgotten her existence. This custom is
naturally confined to peasants, but
nearly every house has a wreath of
corn ears hung up on the outer wall.
This wreath is brought back from the
harvest festival, and there is a superstition that if it be stolen a daughter
of the house will shortly be married.
Where this is particularly desired care
is taken to suspend the wreath well
within reach of possible marauders.
-iiM(Ms ��f a Great
The Best Comedies. The Newest Songs. Artistic Dancing.
Tickets on Sale atTheCanada Drug & Book Co.    Price 75 cents. General
Admission 60 Cents.
The Rink is being made weather proof and comfortable.
How Cotton Drank Turner's Cham*
pagne: aqj Trail.
"The best laid plans of mice and
men gang aft aglee" is a very true
saying, and' the good government supporters of Trail are how realizing it to
the uttermost. It had been previously
announced that the premier's party
would leave Rossland by yesterday
afternoon's (train, and the people of
Trail determined to give him a right
royal welcome A champagne lunch
was prepared, a brass band ordered and
a deputation Was to meet the premier
On the platform. Unfortunately the
premier changed his plans at the last
moment and came down in a rig. The
Trail people, who did not know the
premier by ' sight, . knew nothing of
this, and when Mr. F. C. Cotton descended from the train, valise in hand,
they jumped to the conclusion that it
Was Premier Turner.
There was much bowing and scraping and shaking of hands, while the
band struck up "Here the ' Conquering
HeroJComes,'' and the deputation went
off in triumph with their prize.
All went well until the premier's
health was proposed, and Mr. Cotton
got up to reply. Quoth he: "In the
absence of the premier perhaps it is
my duty, as a humble member of the
legislature, to reply :to this toast!"
The jaws of the assembled guests fell
and their merriment vanished. They
had "entertained an angel unawares."
It is reported further that a petition
is to be gotten u]) in Trail praying
that in the future distinguished public
men should be distinctly labeled when
they visit the more benighted villages
of the interior.
by Mr. Lindley himself, is especially
so. As a character delineation this is
one of Mr. Lindley's most artistic and
at the same time natural creations.
The press of the principal cities of
the states, as well as of Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg, speak in terms of
highest praise of this great melodrama
as produced by tho Lindley company.
Lovers of good music will find the
Harry Lindley company's entertainments most enjoyable, as special attention is paid by the management to this
branch of their productions.
The foundation for the Lawrence
Hardware company's new block is
being pushed ahead, under the superintendence of Contractor Hillyer.
For Member of lhe Legislative Assembly
for the  Nelson Hiding of West
Kootenay District.
Editor of The Miner:       .
Dear Sir���In: answer to Mr.O'Neill's
challenge; I will sav that I will
wrestle him a rimtch^catch-as-cateh-
can), providing he will. wr&tle at 154
Sounds, arid I; will cover? all the money
e wishes to put up. There has been
some talk arouttd town today since his
challenge c^ne but to the effect that I
would be compelled t�� TOtostle him or
get of town. Now, I don't see why I
should be compelled to wrestle him
Unless he wrestles at my weight. I
have never challenged any man in the
northwest at catch Weights, but I have
challenged any man in the Dominion
of Canada or the northwest at 154
pounds, which is the middleweight
mark. I claim the Middleweight
championship of the northwest arid
have never been defeated at that
weight. On the other hand Mr.
O'Neill claims and has. won the
championship of the northwest at
catch weight. He won the championship medaTat Missoula, Montana, last
winter, arid also won the Spokane
tournament at the , Spokane Athletic
clrib aliout three months ago. Now, J
don't1 see why I should be compelled
to wrestle this man at catch weights
unless he gives me odds. Now, iif
O'Neill wants a match, let hiin name
a reasonable odds, according to the
difference in weight and I will talk
business with him. W. H. WEST.
Nelson, June 25, 1898.
J. Fred Hume arid A. S. Farwell the
Standard Bearers.
The 'nomination of candidates to
reiprcient the Nelson;'division in the
next'i^rovincial legislature' was held
yesterday at the court house by Returning Officer W. P. Goepel. Very
little interest was manifested in the
proceedings outside of handing in the
formal nomination papers ahd making
tlite-'neeesSw**/ deposits.
J. Fred Hume was nominated by
Thomas Madden, seconded by H. R.
Cameron. Mr. Hume's nomination
paper was also signed by Gilbert Stanley, Fred Bates'and John Houston.  ,
A. S. Farwell was nominated by R.
E, ILemdn, seconded by A. H. Clements. O. A. Waterfnan; J. H; Bowes
arid W H;' Graham also sighed Mr.
Farwell's nomination "paper. Archie
Manwairittg Johnstbn was appointed
election- agent for'Mr. Farwell.
They  Open   an  Engagement  in   the
Nelson Rink Tomorrow Night.
The "alterations and improvements in
the Nelson rink will be completed by
Monday night, and everything will be
in'readiness for the first performance
of the Harry Lindley Comedy com-
pariy. The opening bill is a very
strong one, a melodrama entitled '' The
Shadows of a Great City," a play full
of interest and incident from start to
firiish. The parts are all strong and
-the role of  the American tramp, filled
Adopted  by Delegates In Convention ou
Thc Slst Day of Jane, 1898.
Gentlemen,���I offer myself as;an" independent candidate to represent fy6u
in the next Provincial Parliament.
Should I be fortunate enough' to secure your support I shall endeavor to
bring about the following reforiris:
(1) A change in the Mineral Act to
compel all partners in a mining claini
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 ad.versing applications' for fcer;
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 C61-
umbia 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 lieen 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 and for its
special industry, without regard to
"Whereas, The Turner government
by its class legislation, (1) by imposing a tax upon: the output of metalliferous mines not imposed upon, the
output of coal mines; (2) by refusing
to remove the tax imposed on men
working in.metalliferous mines ;(8) by
denying thei people of the province
equitable representation in the legislative assembly, has proven itself unworthy of further confidence or continuance in offlte; and,
"Whereas, The railway policy of the
present administration is inimical to
the best welfare of the provinco 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 strongly0 advocate but 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 bf representation in the legislative assembly on a
basis that will recognize that an elector in one portion of the province is |
the equal of an elector in any other J
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 the special tax
imposed upon working miners 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
"Fiith���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 cash subsidies are granted
that such subsidies shall be by way of
loan secured by alien upon the railways
when built.
"Seventh���The 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. o
'' Eighth���That in employing labor on
public * works preference be given to
citizens of the province, and also that
all government offices bo 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 be 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.''
For Ojie Cent a Word?
You can find a buyer for "Any
OJd Thing" if you advertise.
CUsslflt-il Advertisement*.
"���     All advertisements in this column ire
*   1 cent ft word each insertion.; No W;
vertisement taken for less than 25 centa.
X'A'a'A'a A'tt'A'ttJkX
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Regis-
ir.   Apply "Miner" oflice.
MUSIC LESSONS. ���On piano, organ or
guitar, by Mrs. VV. J. Astley, Robson street,
two doors west of Stanley.   P. O. Box 180,
TENDERS, endorsed "Gaol Supplies' [tor
the supply of Bread, Beef, Groceries, Clothing and Coal,for lhe uso of tlie said institution,
from the flrst day of July next to the 30th of
June. 18U9. will be received by the undersigned,
up to Saturday, the 29th of June. Samples of
groceries, clothing, etc.. can bc seen at tho
gaol. Ward street. Tenders to state prico of
coal per ton of 2,000 pounds. All supplies to bo
delivered at the gaol ns required,without extra
Oatmeal, Cornmcal. Brooms, Brushes and all
articles required for uso in this contract, to be
of Provincial manufacture as far as practicable. F. S. HUSSEY.
Supt. of Pror. Police and Warden ot Gaols.
June 6, 1898.
will sell at cost for the  balance
of the season all
Sealed whole tenders will be received
until 5 o'clock Thursday, June 30, for
the erection of a two-story brick block
with basement for G. Frank Beer,
Esq. Plans ahd specifications can be
seen at the office of the undersigned.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Room 6 Clement & Hillyer Block. r
V. ���.'. ' ' : :
1;  :
dered by
Twohey   of   Toronto  Mur-
a Wooden-Logged Tramp.
T    25.���Following
Toronto. Jul
the details of .the innrder of Constablo t for tlio travel
Twohey. James Ross, watchman at wagon road
the Grand Trunk depot intercepted a
wooden-legged tramp who was walking on the track, whereupon .the tramp
immediately knocked him senseless by
a blow from a short stick. Ross was
picked up by the workmen in Willis'
lumber yard. He was taken to a shanty
where he soon recovered. Word was
then sjnt to the police station and a
patrol wagon arrived with Constables
Monopal, Morgan and Rowell, who ascertained that the tramp had gone
east. Morgan informed Twohey, who
was doing duty in the east end, to be
on the lookout for the tramp and arrest him.
Twohey heard that the fellow had
gon<5 toward? the C. P. R. depot and
followed in that direction. The
tramp's leg made his identification unmistakable, and boys in the neighborhood soon put the constable on the exact route. Twohey sighted him on
Ontario street, making for the C. P.
R., about 9:30, when the constable attempted to arrest him. A short-lived
struggle ensued. The tramp drew a
88-calibre revolver and fired at
Twohey's head, the bullet striking a
heavy open-faced watch, tore out the
works and made a veritable pocket of
the case.
Before the constable could disarm
him the latter fired a second shot,
which entered Twohey's forehead a
little above the right eye. killing him
instantly. He dropped like a log and
lay in the dark for some minutes,
until two soldiers returning to camp
stumbled over the body. A telephone
message to the station brought the
whole force to search for the tramp,
who escaped in the darkness. The
search lasted until 1 o'clock this
morning and was renewed at daylight,
so far without getting on the track of
the tramp.
Dr. Edward Seaborne examined the
victim and found that the bullet had
entered the brain. Twohey was 39
years of age and came from the town-
shipj of Biddulph, Middlesex," fwhero
he had many relatives. He joined the
force here on June J6, 1887, and;was
one of the best officers. Ho leaves a
wife and three children.
On October 13, 1892, Harry Phair, a
well known detective, was shot and
killed by two tramps, Burke and Wilson, who are now doing 14 years in
the penitentiary for the crime.
for presentation to the provincial government a petition from a great public'
meeting at Glenora tisking that a
wagon road to Teslin lake be built at
onco. It appears that the trail is in
good condition, but is not adequate
offering, and unless a
is soon provided the attempt to enter the Yukon by the Stik-
ine route must be given up, except by
those travelling light.
Peoria. Ills., June 25.���The Great
Western distillery, the second largest
in the world, was struck by lightning
and everything was burned except the
warehouse. The loss is estimated at
$300,000, but is fully insured. The
establishment was running at from
4500 to 5500 bushels per day.
Halifax, N. S., June 25.���News was
received here today of the drowning
in thc straits of Magellan of four seamen of Halifax belonging to the
steamer Alpha, and also the straits'pilot
by the capsizing of a rowboat. The
names of the Halifax men are James
McGrath, Freeman Engro, G. Shelluut
and L. Jorgenson.
Palma, Island of Majorica, June 25.
���Two strangers from Barcelona, who.
according to the Spanish authorities
are supposed to be American spies,
have been arrested here.
Sir Edward Grey  Spoken of  in Great
Break in Beauhomois Canal Causing
Great Loss to Steamship Owners.
Montreal, June 25.���The break in
the Beauhomois canal is responsible
for heavy losses in Montreal. Nearly
all barges in the forwarding trade are
tied up, at least 16 of them being held
out of use until the break is repaired.
Floating elevators will necessarily
suffer for lack of barges. The loss to
those not in use is about $125 a day.
The ordinary charge for bargts is about
$10 a day, so that every day means a
loss of $600 on that item.
Steamships are also losing money.
In one case a certain steamship cannot
possibly go away sooner than four days
behind her time. This is a dead loss
to the owners of $250 a day, and there
are others in pretty much the same
condition. It is looked uon as possible
that some of the boats will have to lose
a trip in the season, on account of
this break, which would involve a loss
of from ten to twenty-five thousand
dollars, but the people who are really
anxious about the affair are the grain
men, who have contracted for delivery
at various prices and who see the end
of the month coming with every day
less chance of getting the delivery of
their cargoes.
Father Ray Accused  of Begging
Being a Disorderly Person.
Windsor,Ont.,June 25.���Rev. Father
Ray, for many years assistant to Deau
Wagner, parish priest of Windsor, appeared in the police court yesterday,
on a charge of begging. The complaint
was made by Rev. Father Beaulor,
parish priest of Walkerville, who
alleged that the defendant had been
soliciting alms, for Catholic missions
without authority." "I have neyer
beenj suspended from my functions,''
said Father Ryan, "but the bishop
won't give me a charge which amounts
to something.    I can't starve. "
'' You aro charged with living off
means of crime and with being an idle
and disorderly person '' said the magistrate.
Father Ryan would not plead guilty
to that, and he was remanded till
Tuesday so that tho magistrate could
communicate with Bishop O'Connor.
by  Americans
War Started.
Since   the
Ottawa, June 25.���Trade passing
dovrn Canada's canal system via the
Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence is
much greater than in any previous
year in the country's record. This increase is especially in the matter of
wheat shipments by the port of Montreal.
The only cause which can be given
here for the Americans not using their
own lines and ports is the fear of goods
being captured by Spaniards.
Stikine Wagon Road Must Be Built to
Reach the Yukon.
Victoria, June 25.���Hon. Edgar
Dewdney, who returned from the north
on the Athenian this morning, brought
| Sir Edward Grey has been mentioned
as the future leader of the liberal party
in Great Britain. He is a young statesman, who has attracted attention more
for thc potentialities within him, or
that are believed to be within him,
than for concrete deeds in public life.
It is true that no man hx England is
deemed competent of taking Gladstone's place. There is. John Morley
and there is Professor Lecky, but
neither of these is considered good material for a leader. Mr. Morley and
the Dublin professor are too studious
for the rough work of leadership. Sir
Henry Fowler or Sir Henry Campbell-
Bannerman would either make a.good
captain, not a general. There is Sir
Charles Dilke, but he has a past,, and
on this account chiefly he is uot tho
man to bear the standard of the liberals. And so young Sir Edward Grey
is regarded favorably. The opposition
calls him tho future prime minister.
He is a statesman by inheritance, his
great grandfather being Sir George
Grey, who was several times home
secretary. His grandfather was Earl
Grey of reform bills fame. His father
was equerry to the Prince of Wales.
He entered parliament at 23 years of
age, and was Gladstone's uuder-secre-
tary for foreign affairs at 30. That
was six years ago. Sir Edward has
great reserve power, deep forces,
adroitness and capacity. *But the
guessers may be in error. Just the
same he is the only prospective leader
the liberal party can point to at present.
Juxtaposition   of   Humbly   Born  and
Blue  Blooded  Scotchman.
A curious fact is to be noted in connection with the composition of the
staff of Sir H. Kitchener, the Sirdar,
who will soon be at close quarters with
the dervishes. The First Egyptian
brigade is commanded by Brigadier
General MacDonald, and his brigade
major is Major Keith-Falconer. General MacDonald, an Invernesshire man,
commenced life as a draper's assistant
at Aberdeen; but exchanged the measuring tape of a shopman for the life
of a privato in the Gordon Highlanders, and at one of the first engagements
fought by Lord Roberts' little army on
its march to Cabul he. distinguished
himself in such a fashion as to be
offered the choice between the Victoria
cross and a commission. He chose the
latter, and now the quondam drapers'
assistant wears the sword of an Egyptian general.
Major Keith-Falconer is a brother of
the Earl of Kintore, who now represents the ancient and noble family of
tho Keiths, the last of whom was
Frederick, the Great's celebrated field
marshal, who fell at Hochkirch. This
present juxtaposition of the humbly
born MacDonald and the high born
Keith-Falconer is curious indeed, and
says much for pure personal merit as
the best means of military advancement in these non-purchase days.
Laws of British Columbia to Apply to
'Dominion Lands in the Territories.
The Dominion government has
adopted the British Columbia mining
regulations on Dominion lauds in the
province of Manitoba and the territories, including the Yukon district.
Every miner" must take out a free
miner's certificate, which costs $5, before he is eligible to take up and hold
a claim. Claims must not exceed 1500
feet in length by 1500 feet in breadth.
All angles shall be right angles. Under the former act the claims were 750
feet in length by 750 ��feet in breadth.
Claims must be marked by two legal
posts placed as near as possible on the
line of the lode or vein, the posts to
be���numbered���l���and-2-r���The distance
between posts Nds. 1 and 2 must not
exceed 3500 feet, and upon the posts
shall be written the name given to the
mineral claim, the Christian name and
surname of the locator, and the date of
the location.
The holdor of a mineral claim, in
lieu of the work required to be done on
a claim in each year, may pay to the
recorder $100 a year, for which he may
get a renewal of his lease. Formerly
a miner was required to spend $100 a
year in development work. Such psiy-
ments now relieve the person making
it from the necessity of doing any
work during the year in and for which
and upon tho claim in respect of which
such payment is recorded.
Iron and mica prospectors may take
up a claim of 160 acres.
Under tho old regulations frco miners locating a mineral claim had 60
days to record it. Under the new
regulations it must be filed within 15
days after it is located.
Provisions are also made whereby
miners living on adjoining claims may
bunch their improvements. The claims
must not exceed eight in number. ���
Free Press.
The ancient Taort packs Were the
earliest playing cards known to our
forfathers. They consisted of 72, 77
or 80 cards. These cards are still used
in remote parts of Italy, France and
Switzerland and are made in Florence,
the designs being handed down from
generation to generation.
Tbe large expense attached to the
gathering of war news has led to certain interesting combinations among
the newspapers of New York. The
Hearld, which is very largely recompensed for its enterprise by out of town
newspapers paying for its service, has
partially combined with the world���
that is, on some of the boats of the
Herald and World fleets there are reporters of each paper. The Evening
Post is also in this combination. The
Sun lias worked a similar arrangement
with the Evening Journal and the
H. M. , cruiser Com us, which has
just recently returned to England after
two and a half eventful years' service
on the Pacific coast, covered a mileage
which it is claimed is unique among
the performances of warships in recent
years. She has been altogether 430
days at sea and 470 in harbor; has
traveled 16,000 miles under sail and
47,000 under steam, making a total cf
63,000 miles; and her consumption of
coal has amounted to 7300 tons, at a
cost of ��15,000. ���    '���"
Ot the Slocan Rlillug or West Kootenay
Electoral District,
Gentlemen:���At the request of a
large proportion of the community
representing e\#ry section of the
Riding, I beg to announce myself ae a
candidate for your suffrages in tbe
coming elections.
In respectfully soliciting your votes
and support I declare myself a supporter and follower ofthe Ron. 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
Tax. %,
(3) The distribution of seat! in tbe
Legislature in direct proportion to
(4) I do not approve of the Policy of
the late Legislative Assembly in using
roads, 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 influence at its command to
the assistance of the lead mining industry, especially in the direction of
obtaining stronger recognition from
thc 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 nnd further
tbe interests, not only  of the prospector , but also of all those employed
in and around our mines, recognizing
that our entire community is dependant upon the mining industry.
I am, Gentleman,
Your obedient servant,
John L. Ketaixack.
Waff Paper, "��� Soortiho Goods,
���   Hammocks,   ���
Cameras, Kodaks,
"Mark my words,'' impressively began  the   long-haired visitor who had
percolated into the sanctum. r-u^.***^^*, ��4-^*4*.���***.** f**
"Sure thing!"   cheerily replied the, 1 hOIflSOfl b\&X\WtX)J CO.
able editor, deftly running the blue
pencil through the manuscript which
the caller had brought.
Kirkpatrick & Wilson f
are receiving Seasonable Goods
for the best trade of Nelson in
the lines of
The quality is the best and prices
right.      As always, our stock of
is full and being added to as needed.
Kirkpatrick""Wilson.BAKER ST*EET
OOL . . .
for Nobbiest and best and Save (CASH.
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.
Carrie & O'Raffu
Ciuif EnoineerSr
Provincial Land Surveuors
Rent Bttnte and General Agents
Financial and Insurance Agents
Netti-le*  Public,  Etc.
e have for sale the following
Valuable Property.
Corner lot on Vernon  Street   with
Lots for. Sale in all parts of the City*
Call and see List.
Call an4 see our full list of property for sale in  "Huttie"
and "A" Additions
Ten Lots in''Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
QamWe & O'Reilly, Agents.
Baker Street, NELSON, B. C.
mmw* bwtjsb cqmjpw mvmm.
All Communications relating to British Columbia business
to be addressed to P. _Q.Drawer so.vNelson, B.C.
J. Roderick Robertson,
General Manager
Si S. Fowi.br, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
Charles D. J. Christie
Houses to rent at 815, 820, 830, and
A two lot corner close in $625.
A 6 roomed  House, good garden,
|2000.   Also others.
A first-class Stenographer, Typewriter and Accountant always oh
Repaired. Altered, Cleaned, Pressed
and Dyed br tbe Saw Process at
Reasonable Prices,
STEVENS, The Tailor..
Room 9. Hillyer Blk., NELSON.
P. S.���Ladies Wool Dress Goods Sponged
before Making Up.
ISSCKANCE and ��� ��� ���
(ADfM. MFIME.,M Min. Assoc. Cornwall.)
.'     Opposite Phair Hotel,
NELSON, B.C. P. O. BOX 583*
Extended experience in Chile and German1
South Africa. Assays and analysis of ores..
Reports and valuations on mineral properties
Underground surveying and mine plans kept'-
up by contract.
Twenty years* experience in raining:.
Thorough knowledge of mines of Britnili
Columbia.  Terms Reasonable.
718 NELSON, B.C.


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