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Array Daily   Edition,  No. 38.
Nelson, British Columbia. Thursday Morning, June 23,   1898.
Eighth Year
���Julia Hart^f
lace Bool
-   A shipment of the famous
Julia Marlowe
American Footwear
Come iSferly and Secure a Pair.
Cable t'aaie From Allen.���landing at
Troop* It at Playa del Bate, 20 Mile*
Went of Santiago.���Allen to Ael
ni�� Own ���e��pouftlblllly.
Dress   Meriafs,
Lawns,    Organdies,
Prints and  Summer
Muslins, Linen and
Pique Dress Skirts,
Denham Suits,   Alpaca     and      Serge
Dress Skirts.
D St
Stand every strain. Always
comfortable and absolutely unbreakable, every active woman,
needs one.        ..;.-^,.*; *.,....-. A;
Unrivalled foi- golfers 'and
bicyclists.  -,:.
Cost only 25c. more than
regular D & A stylet, and made
in all sizes. , ��� c .,
Ask to see them* (���)
this port. Admral Cainara conld not
return without riots at Cadiz and
Madrid, particularly as he said at the
banquet before his departure thai) he
would never return before his flag had
been steeped in American blood. You
will find that the next move of the
squadorn will be the Canaries.
iSfti For Mie mm Time ttieCltizens of 1898
Washington, June 22.���Today, just a
week after the United States troops
left Tortugas, they, began to disembark
on Cuban soil, landing in formation at
two points, so as to attack Santiago in
the rear and at the side with the navy
to help in .the front. Thus the military invasion of Cuba inay be said to
have begun, for though the United
States marines were the first regular
forces to land upon Cuban soil, the
purpose after all was not invasion but
the establishment of a naval base and
a base for a cable station, in both of
which they were eminently successful.   .    . .
To the regular troops was left the
beginning of the formidable task of
invading Cuba in force by land. Just
at the tclose of office hours a brief
cablegram camo to the war department
from Lieutenant Colonel Allen. It had
been expected all day. To the surprise,
of the officials the cablegram was dated
not at Guantanamo, but a place called
Playa del Este, about 20 miles west of
Guantanamo bay and about half the
distance between that and Santiago
bay. The exact- wording is withheld,
but lhe statement was* authorized that
the troops were lauding and that
preparations had been' niade tq'h.ttaok
Santiago1 at-the -side and reaiv j Tlie
delay in receiving further cable communication aftei" the first of last evening is thus explained:! The lines were
being a carried westward; * probably,: to;
be nearer the point ��� selecteid!''as .tlie
landing place' in "Cuba;- Ih'-his desr
patch Lieutenant Colonel��� Alleti i said:
that he ���! had ��� heard' !* nothing ��� official
frbm General! Shafter \ < orl Admiral
Sampson; 'This is-accounted' for readily by his instructions. Hte/was told
especially-by General Miles in a cablegram sent yesterday hot t6!''embarrass
General Shafter ' by anyWtifieqessary
questions.1' ' *'' '���'���"" ���'������ 'X[ ��� "}d';
Thus it will be seen, to? th'tf delight
of all true soldiers, that5" General
Shafter, like Admral Sampson, is not
to be tied by exact orders-frbm Washington, but is to be allowed the widest
liberty of action;' in the belief; that
being: on' the ground he is capable of
judging best .tne;:propriety-of i -his
movements.- The lieutenant colonel,
however, who is a member of General
Miles' staff and directly in charge
of the signal work in Santiago prov-
comumnicated briefly with Gen
No Famine in Santiago, Where Maize
Is Still Abundant.
Madrid, June 22.���The governor of
Santiago de Cuba has cabled the government as follows:
"Yesterday morning an American
transport carrying troops took a southeasterly direction. Eut twenty warships reihaiu before Santiago de
This leads to the supposition that
the Americans are threatening to make
a landing between Guantanamo and
Daiguiria in order to form a base of
operations with a view to simultaneously landing at Accerados.
: Reports that there is a failure of
provisions at Santiago de Cuba arc inaccurate. Wheat is exhausted, but
maize is abundant. *
Senate Wants All  the Powers to Send
Troops to Join in The Pageant.
Washington, June 22.���In the senate
today a joint resolution was passed
authorizing the president to invite the
governments of England, Prance, Germany, Austria, Russia, Belgium,
Switzerland, Mexico and Venezuela to
send details of infantry,.artillery and
cavalry to this country to participate
in a military jubilee to be held in
Madison Square Garden, New York,
by, the trustees of the Red;Cross society of New York. The jubilee is to
be held during the two weeks beginning December 26, 1898. ���-.'-"!'���
���Inn Vetn Abroad Wltheat rae��rt.���
PpaaUh Troop* are Kalkulaatleally
CoMfldent or VIctorjr.-MobMB Uuawn
tea Mach lo be Freed.
Will Celebrate
TWO DAYS,   JULY 1st and 2nd.
Captain General Augusti's "Wife and
Children Reported Killed.
London, June .22. ���A report from
Manila says that. a special despatch
from Shanghai indicates the existence,
of-fears that Senorita Augusti, the wife
o�� Captain; General Augusti, and her
children'. have been. massacred by the
reb&tf'inBulacan. ,!jlt,is thought, vac-;
cording to the same advicfes. that that
is the reason of ; the unwillingness of
General:'..Aguinaldo, the insurgent
leader,^to allow the British -consul to
stiartTO rescue tbem:     ,��;'
Santiago Will Be Attacked Both From
Land and Sea.
Washington, June 22.���Major General Miles has received a message from
Captain Allen, chief signal officer in
Cuba, saying that the landing of troops
has actually begun and was in progress
when the despatch was sent.
The message also said the attack of
the American army was being arranged, and that the Spaniards would
be assaulted from both sea and land.
Havana, June 22.���There is absolutely no foundation for the reports
published in the United States of an
attempt to assassinate Captain General
Blanco by a member of the volunteers
whose brother had been shot for complicity in plotting against the government. Captain General Blanco enjoys
the esteem of all in Havana, including
the volunteers, and is regarded with
the utmost confidence as the representative of Spanish sovereignty. The
Cubans admit that they are undor
obligations to Blanco for the establishment of autonomy in the island. The
palace guard are from the volunteers,
and several officers of that body today
are aides of the general staff. General
Blanco's public appearances are frequently the occaaion of patriotic
demonstrations, and that he has no
fear of assassination is shown by the
fact that he often rides out without an
escort, visiting in the fortifications
without the attendance of the usual
Complete tranquility reigns in Havana. The greatest confidence is felt
that the Spanish forces will successfully cope with the American soldiers
who yesterday were reported to have
arrived in transports off the harbor of
Santiago de Cuba. There: is great enthusiasm among the troops and volunteers, who are all * anxious * to fight
against the invaders. Captain General
Blanco denies that he has decided that
there*shall be no exchange of prisoners
with the United States. At the same
time the Captain General says he cannot allow the exchange of Lieutenant
Hobson and the other members of his
party who sailed the Merrimac into
the mouth of the harbor of Santiago de
Cuba, for the reason that the lieutenant and his companions had opportuni-
.". . RROQRAMME... .
Horse Eacing Prizes $500
Committee: John Houston, H. Ashcroft, J. A. Turner.
DriUinff Contest
Committee: John Houston, H.
Hose Reel Races
Committee: J. Thompson, J.
Prizes $325.
Ashcroft, J. J. Malone.
��� Prizes $300
Dover, F. Irvine.
mee,   ... 	
eral Miles ih cipher the fact that the
debarkation of the  troops  had begun
andlthat a plan of attack had been ar- At Diaguiria, Under Cover of
ranged. . The reinforcement of General
Shafter actually began today in the departure of a regiment of troops at
Camp Alger for Santiago. They go to
Newport and then by steamer direct
to Santiago. If the expectations of the
projectors of the movement are realized, these troops are likely to occupy
less-time-in-the- passage���than didthe
first contingent, which left Tampa
directly, notwithstanding the distance
is twice as long.
ties for seeing the
harbor and its de-
Lacrosse Match
Committee: H
Irvine, S. Neelands, J^ Kirkpatrick.
Purse $125
Baseball Matches
Committee: C. A. Waterman, F. Irvine.
Bicycle Races
Boat Races
Committee: J.
Prizes $50
Jacob Dover. *  "���>-
yy^ Prizes$100
Dover, S. Neelands.
a Bombardment.
Washington, June 22.���Secretary Alger tonight received a cablegram from
General Shafter, at Playa del Este,
sayhg that the troops had been successfully landed at Daiguiria, while the
vessels bombarded. Cabanas to divert
killed. .
Washington, June 22.��� Official despatches received tonight by both Secretary Alger and Secretary Long indicated that the landing of troops near
Santiago was progressing most favorably. The first landing was effected at
Daiguiria this morning and met with
comparatively slight resistance. This
was stated in a despatch received by
Secretary Alger, which, though brief,
was full of news and meaning. It was
as follows:
Playa del Este, June 22.���Secretary
of War, Washington, D. C. :
Off Daiguiria, Cuba, June 22.���The
lauding at Daigairia. this morning was
successful; very little  if  any   resist-
(Signed) SHAFTER.
Secretary Alger expressed himself as
delighted at the expedition with which
the landing of the troops was being
effected, and with the fact that no
serious obstacle was offered by the
enemy.      *.   **       	
Washington, June 22.���Surgeon General Van Reypen of the navy has received a full report from the surgeon
with Admiral0 Sampson's fleet, who
cared for the dead and wounded participating in the Guantanamo fight.
The important feature is a definite
statement that the severe wounds attributed to mutilation were the result
of a Mauser rifle ball.
Caledoni&iiGames     prices $75.
Committee: John Houston, J. J. Malone.        ,
Ball  and  Fireworks
in   attendance both
Calllthumpian Parade and Procession of Decorated Bicycles. Grand
Both Evenings. Nelson and New Denver Brass Bands will bc
days.   Reduced Rates on all Railway and Steamboat Lines.
Entries for horse race^ an&drilling contests must be made with the Secretary not later ..than
10 p.m. on June 30th.
President Chairman Secretary.
Cadiz, June 22.���A vessel which has
arrived* here reports that she met in
the English channel an American vessel which gave chase. The report
leads to the belief that the Americans
intend to bombard Spanish ports.
He Cannot Return  to  Spain for Fear
of Riots.
London, June 23. ���The Gibraltar correspondent of the Daily News says:
No credence need be given to rumors
that the Cadiz squadron will return to
Barcelona. June 22.���The situation
in the mining regions of Catalonia is
most serious. There aro 17,000 people
out of employment, and more factories
are expected to close shortly. A renewal of rioting is expected, but the
authorities are doing everything to
prevent this.
Vienna, June 22.���The sixteenth
round of the international chess tournament was played today with the fol-
owing results: Pillsbury beat Wahl-
brodt, Janowsky beat Alapin, Tschigo-
rin beat Halprin, Marco and Caro
drew, Steinitz beat Lipke, Schlechter
beat Bird, Schowalter beat Trenchard,
Blackburn and Burn drew, Tarrasch
beat Schiffers. Although Pillsbury
leads at present, Tarrasch has a win in
hand'against Janowsky, which after its
conclusion will irive the German the
lead with half appoint over  Pillsbury.
New York, June 22.���Sir William
Van Home arrived here tonight from
Europe by the White Star liner Teutonic.
Hon. Mr. Fisher and Prof. Robertson
Will Arrange Important Matters.
Ottawa, June 22���Hon. Mr. Fisher,
minister of agriculture,. and Prof.
Robertson, -.agriculture and dairy commissioner, will sail on July 2 for the
old country. They will visit Paris 1 o
make arrangements for Canadian exhibits at the World's fair, aud will
also establish a commercial agency iu
London to arrange for an exhibit of
Canadian goods at some of the large
fairs. Mr. Fisher will also devote some
attention tb the study of patent laws.
St. John's, Newfoundland, June 22.
���Over 200 of the fishing vessels bound
for Labrador are blockaded by ice floes '
in Green bay. The north coast is reported .to be filled with ice, large floes
and bergs.
Trouble is expected to occur on the
west coast, owing to a French fishng
syndicate bringing from Tecamp,
France, buildings in sections which
they are erecting in- various places
along the coast, con trary to the treaties
between England and France. A British war vessel will probably insist on
their removal.
June 22.���At Louisville���Louisville
5, Washington 0.
At Cincinnati���Cincinnati 3, Baltimore 2.
At Chicago���Chicago 5, Boston 6.
At St. Louis���St. Louis 2, Philadelphia 8.
At Clevoland���Cleveland 5, Brooklyn 2.
At Pittsburg���Pittsburg 10, New
York 5.
Playa del Esto Cable Station, Guantanamo Bay, Province of Santiago de
Cuba, June 21, Tuesday.���The cable at
this point, on . which Colonel Allen
with the cable boat Adrian has been
���working for_R*everal days under great
difficulties, was opened tor operation
today. * ___'
New London, Conn., June 22.���The
Harvard-Yale-Cornell race has been
postponed until tomorrow on account
of rough weather.
Rome, June 22.���A permanent treaty
of arbitration, it is asserted, has been
successfully arranged between Italy
and Argentina.
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Inter Colonial railway '". to Montreal must be deducted.' These items
-amount to $814,500, which loaves' a
difiere:iC3 l)el-\vwii'tho rival estimates
ol: p, IK.2-15 in favor nt' the liberal administration: *'.In this connection it is
pertinent to remark that though the
conservatives attacked the estimates
on Moo, ao considerable item of the
budget was challenged.
In the.' '2 years they havo been, in.
power "the government' c-aii' show ro-'
suits for their > expenditure of wliich
they may well be proud. The agr'iciul-
turai interests are being liberally fostered ; immigration is developing as
never before; the militia is being put
on an efficient basis'; the Yukon ia
beiug opened up and the Kootenays
developed by means of the Crow's
Nest Pass railway; the Inter Colonial
railway is being put oil a paying basis;
tlio, St. Lawrence canals aro being
dooponod, and iu a thousand other
ways we havo not space to enumerate
tlio resources of Canada aro being developed. The liberal government when
(axed . with oxtravaganco by ignorant
or*insincere critics can point proudly
to their past record and can afford to
ignore the. grumbles of jealous r.nd
prejudiced opponents, who cannot find
a nail on which to hang their undefined and indefinable complaints.
The session of the Dominion parliament flickered out at last n few days
ago, after four months.largely wasted
in useless talk, and but a faithful
score of members "were present when
the house was at length prorogued.
The session was on the whole devoid
of exciting incidents, and was chiefly
remarkable for obstinate, verbose and
disingenuous attempts on the part of
the opposition to prove the government
guilty of that extravagance which was
one of the chief features of the various
conservative administrations
The charges of thc opposition.voiced
by Mr. Foster, their official financial
critic, were to the effect that the liberals had utterly disregarded their preelection plodges of economy ancl re;
trenchhient. but had, on the contrary,
increased taxation, increased" expenditure and increased the permanent debt
in a manner altogether reckless and
These charges were backed up by an
imposing array of plausible statistics,
but before "placing implicit confidence
in them it were .well���bearing, in mind
Disraeli's famous saying that "thero
are lies, d���d lies and,statistics"���
to look ~~a little more closely into
the figures. Mr. Foster advanced
various figures in support of, his statements.- He stated that the expenditure
of the late government during its last
year of office, 1895-6, was $36,947,142,
while the expenditure of thc present
government in its first year 1896-7, was
$38,349,000, or an increase of roughly
$1,400,000. The actual amount expended in 1895-6 was as stated by
Foster, but ho neglected to state that
that sum did not cover all thc liabilities. An examination of thc public
accounts also shows that in thc six
years from 1889 to 1895 there was an |
average annual increase in tho public
expenditure of nearly half a million
dollars. In the face of this ex-
Financial Minister Foster asks the
country to believe that in ' the year
"immediately preceding the" general
election there was, suddenly and
without any apparent cause,a retrenchment of $1,182,863.
The, fact of the matter was, that the
expenditure was only brought to that
abnormally low figure by a straight
manipulation of accounts ou the evo
of the general election. This was
done, first, by temporarily cutting
down expenses to a basis that none
knew better than Mr. Foster himself
could not be maintained; and secondly,
hy putting oyer until the following
year niuch which properly belonged to
the fiscal year 1895-6, and which the
incoming government had to pay.
The. proof of this is not to be found in
the assertions of the liberal ministers,
but in] Mr. Foster's own estimates
for the next year, which the new government found in the department of
finance on assuming office. Mr. Foster's main estimates for 1896-7 called
for $38,308,548 aiid supplementary
for $3,621,689, or a total of $41,930,-
230, an increase of nearly 5,000, -
000 ih one year. So much for the
comparative administrative economy*
of the conservative and liberal governments.
Mr. Fielding's estimates for the
current fiscal year are higher than
those for last year, amounting to $39,-
282,147.79with supplenientariea amount
ing to $1,287,344. If a fair comparison
is to be made, however, between these
figures and the. conservative estimates
last alluded to, the cost of administering  the Yukon  and of   extending the
The independent government party
in Eossland have nominated John McKane as their candidate for the ensuing provincial elections. Mr. McKane
is well known*, in.Rossland as a man
of ability, integrity and great energy,
and as secretary of the Rossland board
of trade did a great deal of useful
work, trying his. utmost to instill ,a
little; energy into that sometimes
rather, supine body. Although there
are���> several; gentlemen iii Rossland
possessed, of the...necessary qualificar
tions. yot thc best man has probably
been choson, and the party are to bc
o mgratiilatcd on their choice.
The new town of Brooklyn, the
Lower Anow lake terminus of thc
Pouticlou road, already has a newspaper, notwithstanding the fact that but
one cabin, an unfinished hotel and a
dozen, tents were the only place's of
habitation when the" first issue appeared,., last Sa.turdity. Jilaclpnor .&
Esling^ publishers, of-.tho Trail Creek
News, are' alio publishers' of tlie Brook-"
lyn News .ancl are installing a complete i plant/ -W. E/ Blackmer is,,iii
charge of tho new- venture, and -W. K.
Esling remains in Trail, td look aftbr
the Trail Creek News. !'-" J
It ih a fact little known, but it is
the truth,'nevertheless, that though
England obtained' possession of Gibraltar, as far'back as 1704,the Spaniards
to this day contend that they still have
their proprietory interests in that
mighty fortification, and are not" yet
conquered. With this idea ever in
their mind they have appointed since
that date, and still appoint with regularity and persevering conscientiousness, a Spanish governor general of
Gibraltar as often the office falls vacant. Of course the British government is the genuine governor, and the
Spanish officiiil nGver sets foot in
Gibraltar; but that little anomaly does
not in tho least affect the prevailing
idea and ..consequent action of the
Spaniards. ��� When, about two~ years
ago, the then Spanish "governor" of
Gibraltar died���in Spain���he was
buried with all the pomp befitting liis
rank, and with due solemnity his successor was appointed. All of which
evidences the density of tho Dons to
grasp the logic of events, and proves
that though they may "persevere" in
tlieir claims, the perseverance is not
much to be dreaded. Probably when
they lose Cuba the fiction of a captain
general may obtain in liko manner.
It will be amusing���not dangerous.���
New York Commercial.
A caterpillar in the course of a
month will devour 600 times its own
weight in food.
There are found in both books of the
Bible 3,586,483 letters and 773^693
Since the birth of Christ 4,000,000,-
000 men have been slain in battle.
If kept continuously running a
watch will tick l.OO, 144,000 times iu a
Some scientists now hold that above
the altitude of 12,000 feet from the sea
level the temperature decreases about
one degree in every rise of 350 feet.
. The British government ik the owner
of over 25,000 camels. Several "thousand are used in India to carry steers
and equipments when cbiiipah.ies are
changing quarters by line of march.
The largest proportion of single persons'is foundiri '-Ireland", and Scotland
and the smallest iii the United States.
In Ireland 67r percent, in Scotland 65
per cent, but in the .United States
only-'59 per cent are in that  cohdtion.
Eyesight Tested Free-
Wv F. TEETZEL & CO. Nelson, B.
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.
branch Markets in iiossland, Trail; Nelsoix, Kaslo,
Sandon^ Three Forks; Ne-w* Bender and Sloean City;
Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and pfonipt 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 lhe city. The
famous products of every country in our line are represented on
our, shelves.
EVERYTHING   FIRST CLASS.���Ne* er behind the times.   No retrograding
,.  here.1     Our business is l un to serve its patrons to their liest interfests,
,' us well as our own, nnd you cnn' always depend upon our best service
being afforded you.
The fairness * of our" prices throughout our entire line at all times shows oiir
'        grasp upon the market.     CAWX BE BEAT AT ALL;- THAT'S ALL.
M. t)es Brl&ay & Co., Nelson.
Official Directory.
-Governor-General - ICarl of Aberdeen
Premier - - Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Member House of Commons Dominion Parliament, West Kootpnay   *.-.   Hewitt Bostock
PETER ...QBNBU.B ft CO.   $
We are prepared to furnish kiln dried lumber at regular
prices and carry Rough and Dressed Lumber, Coast
Flooring and Ceiling, Turned Work and Mouldings,
, Shingles and Lath, Sash and Doors. Estimates
Cheerfully given.
OFFICE AND YARD C. P. R. STATION.    .    .    .
Wall Papers,
Fishing Tackle,
Garden & Flower
Johnny���Wot! You fit wit' Mickey
Dugan? Wy dat. feller don't know
���yye'n hes' licked! .'.'--.._*
Tommy���Mebby he" don't, tut, by
jocks, Il'l bet I made hiin have suspicions !���Puck.
Your Tobaccos
��� AT THE ���
Post Office
Xigar Store
Where  you will alwajs find a well
assorted stock of Imported   and
-Domestic Cigars, Cigarettes Tobaccos and a full stock, of
Pipes; at;rensoha'ble
S J.^KjHTON?*��������
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between us as Brewers in
Nelson, B.C., has this day been dissolved1 by
mutual consent. All debts owing to tbo said
partnership a*?e to bo paid to tho undersigned
William Gosnell and all claims against the
said partnership aro to be presented to Ibe said
William Gosnell at the Castlo Brewery, Nelson. B.C., by trhom the same will be settled.
' Dated at Nelson, B.C, thisS8tb day of May
A.D., 1888. 3 wk-f
Witness: WM. GOSNELL.
: Edward A. Crease * AUGUST 8TADLER
Lieut.-Govcrnor*....���;�� .��� r.--> Hon T It Mclnnes
Premier, ''���_-.".V,-*.'.._'....--/���/ Hon J II.Turner
Attonioy-Gericmi '; '*' -... Hon D M Eberts
Com of Lands anil; Works Hon G B Mart in
Minister Mines aii-d Education Hon Jas Baker
President Executive Council HonCE Pooley
Members Legislative Assembly tor Weat Koot-
enay-North Riding J M Kellie
South Riding JF Hume
Mayor - -   ,        John Houston
Aldermen���Chas Hillyer*. \V F Teettel; 'J A
Gilker, J J Malone, E P Whalley. Thois Madden.
City Clerk - - J K 8trachan
Police Magistrate    ,       - E A Create
Chief of Police "" .        A F McKinnon
Chief of Firo Department . W J Thompson
Auditor ��� John Hamilton
Wator Commissioner ��� T M Ward
Health Officer ..?'i-  ;��� - -   .,   Dr. LaBau
City council rtjSets every Monday, 3 p.a*., at
city hail, cor Victoria ami Josephine "st ""'   *
Dr. EC Arthur, pr. GAB Hall, Geo Johnstone.   Principal���J R Green.
President .        - J Roderick Robertson.
Vice-President - James Lawrence.
Secy-Treas. - John A Turner.
President    c - John A. Turner
Vico-Pres. -    . .W. A. Jowett.
Secretary ��� P. McArthur
Treas. - AH Clements
Medical Sopt. . Dr. G. A B Hall
8.00 p.m.
8.30 a.in
1.00 p.m
6.00 p.m
United States. Ontario. Que
bee and Eastern Provinces
Points on N. 'Sc F. S. lino.
Victoria and Koisland.
Jew Denver, Sandon and
Slocan Lake/Points.
Kaslo and Kootenay Lake
Uosbland. Trail. Nakusp.
Hobson, points on main line
C. P. R.. Vancouver and
5.15 p. in.;
I ' . ���     ���
2.30 p.m.
7.15 a. m.
7.00 a.m.
Lobby opened from 7a.m. to 10 p.m.; General
Delivery, 8 a.m, to 8 p.m.; Registration. 8.30
a.m. to 7 p.in.; Money Orders and Savings Bank
9 a.m. to I p.m.; Sunday 1 hour (10 to 11 a.m),
J. A. GILKER, Postmaster.
Government Inspector of Agencies, W J Goepel
Gold Commissioner ��� 0. G. Detank
Mining Recorder-Tax Col R F Tolmie
Collector of Customs - Geo. Jobnstond
Provincial Assessor * ���' " ��� JAM Re*n,
County Court Judge ��� J A Forin.
Registrar. ETHSlmpkins.
Warden - Capt, N Fitwtubbs.
First Jailer ��� RLlddell.
Second Jailer -    __        Goo Partridge,
Third Jailer ���      '       John McLaren
Senior Guard R Ince,
& CO.,
Brewers of Fine Lager
Beer and Porter.
Drop in  and see   us.
B. O.
Ciicitcn of England���Matin ll a.m.: Even
Song. 7.K0 p.m. every Sunday. Holy Comniun-
ion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month after
Matins; on 2nd and 4th Sundays, at 8 a.m.
Sunday School at 2.80 p,m. Rev. II. S. Ako-
hurst. Rector.   Cor Ward and Silica streets.
Prksb VTKKI4N Church���Services at U a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor-Society meets overy Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. U. Frew.
Methodist CnuBCH-Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets. Services at 11 a vn. and 7.30
p. m.; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.: Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 p'clock; Epwortji
League C. E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rer. Geo. H.
Morden, Pastor.
Roman Catholic Church���Moss at Nelson
every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 *.m.; BenedlctioJ*
at 7.30 to 8 p.m.  Rev. Father Ferland, Priest.
Baptist Church ��� Services morning and
ovening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer, meeting Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.; ^Meetings
are held in tbe school house. Strangers coroi-
clly welcomed.   Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.   .
Salvation Army���Services every evening
at 8 o'clock in barracks on Victoria street.
Adiutant MiUner in charge.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. & A.
M. meets second Wednesday in_each
month.   Visiting brethrea invited.
G. L. Lbnnox, Secretary.
Householders Please Note
The humble daddy long-legs; the
flying and cheerful aht; ihe irrepressible olow.. fly and the genial winged
bug- can lie . kept but of your houses
2 ft. CT x 6 ft. 6 at $1.50.
2 ft; 8; x 6 ft. 8 at $1.75.
2 ft.10 x 6 ft.10 at ��2.00.
Screen''' Windows mkde:toother iti'
all sizes at the
Ti W. GRAY,   Piopriet<>r.
^gtjOOt   I- O. O. F.    Kootenay Lodge
mp Na 16, meets every,Monday night,
^'���^^  at their TIall, Kootenay sti-oet.
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.
,   WM. HODSON, Secretary.
NELSON LODGE No.v25. K; offp..
.meets in Castle- hall; - MeDotialdUoek
every Tuosday ovening at 8 o'clock,
All visiting knights cordially invited,
i| ��� GKO.pARTRiix>E.K.otR.anda
NELSON LODGE, t O, G. T. Meets in
Castle Hall, McDonald Block; every MoBday
evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting Template cordially invited,.    . -. SJquicTblford.
Chief Templar.
.George Nunn   Sec'y
NELSON & QUfeE^-N&. Ml
second and fourth Wednesday of
each month at K. of P. Hall, Mae-
Donald Block,, cor. Vernon, and
 Josephine .streets.   Visiting breth-
-in eordially_invite<L     !vErnest:,KiSo,-
CUAS.H. FArrow, Worthy President
'.- 'Secretary.
S GOURTKOOTENAYvI*>;ftkKO. 3i��miets
1st. and 3rd.Wednesday in each month lh the
K ofPHaU. - F W Swanell, C. D. S. C.R.; J R
Green. C.R.: J. Purkiss. Secy.
NELSON LODGE. NO. 10 A.Q.U.W, metits
every Thursday in- th�� I.O.0.F, fiall.A *'���"W
^wanelli^iW.t:W Hodsoftj.JUSc.'rSec; J. 3.
Drifiooll, Financier F. J Squire. Receiver and
:P..M;1V. . . y -.    ; ;._,,,
NELSON L.O.L. No. 1692 meets in the McDonald block e.ycry Thursday, evening.at 8
o'clock. ViBiting members eoidially invited.
John Toye, W.M.; F. J. Bmdrey, R.8,
' 1
[.rlrf   Hentlou    or   Hniip-rniiiKS   in   the
'  District During tbe Piiot
iv w Duys.
Dr.l and Mrs, Avorill of Grand Forks
|ro at the Phair.
J Fort Steele will have a Dominion
gay celebration.
D. R. Young of the Slocan City
tows is in the city.
Ernest King left yesterday afternoon
|>r a trip up the lake.'
His Honor Judge Forin is holding
hurt at Fort Steele this week..: -\
I'S. J. Migh ton left yesterday ovening
|>r a business visit, to Rossland.
, % 'R. Archbold returned to Nelson
list night from a short visit to Ross-
W. B. Wilcox; editor of ..the Kusko-
look Searchlight, spent yesterday in
fie city.
*1_ 0. Cotton, editor of Hhe Van?
louver.^ News-Advertiser, is at ��� the
fruine. s"
John P. Peterson, manager of the
fawn Point hotel of Trail, is at the
vuine. -. ���
Ex-Mayor John A. Manly of Grand.
I'orks is in the city in connection with
|ae assizes. '    ;_ "
An interview with Premier Turner
Is unavoidably held over until tonior-
|ow inbrnihg..
F. August.. Heinze of Butte, Montana* late owner of - the Trail smelter,
|i at the Phair.       "
J. L. Retallack, the independent
Irovernment candidate for the Slocan
Tiding, is in the city.      v
J'.The Hon. J. H. Turner, premier of
|3ritish Columbia, arrived in Nelson
last night, ahd will remain here a day
|>r two.'
A; F. Murdock, Goat River; D. Mc-
3herson, Slocan City; S. L. -Smith,
[Brooklyn;: H. E. Livingstone, Deer
l?ark; J. C. Shook, Slocau City, are
\t the Queen's.
.p The Canadian Pacific Railway com-
|f|o*ny and the  Dominion Express com-
f any have opened an office at Brook-
fffh, the ' new  town ori Arrow lake,
Hth P. Huckerley in charge.
^ C.   H.   Gibbons,   city editor of   the
fictoria Colonist and superintendent
agencies for the Examiner-Journal
|i the. Pacific  Northwest, the latter
aiug a three-cornered business, pleas-
aud political tour, is in the city.
I By a change made at the postoffice
lay, the mail for Rossland, Trail,
lakusp, Robson and points on the
Lain Hue of, the C. P. R. from Van
j>uver to Winnipeg closes at 6 p. m.
f istead of 5 p. m.
JjSvery section of the Kootenay is
r'ell represented in Nelson this week
tin the session of tbe   supreme   court.
���'pere  are lawyers, clients   and wit-
Pisses   here  from   Rossland,    Grand
llirks, >Ymir,. Kaslo, Slocan City, New
puver and Sandon. As a consequence,
Ke hotels are all crowded.
f Great preparations have been  mado
a lot of
which no well appoi nted
home should be without
during the warm weather.
We have also constantly
on hand a full line df . .
[lumber's Supplies,
Steam Fittings,
and Hardware
of every description
which we are oflfer-
ingat very lowprices.
tocmvjraSfr Nelson^ B. 0.
fqr the ball to be held at the Grand
Central this eveniug, on "the occasion
of the formal opening of the large addition rocontly built to the hotel. The
large hall has been beautifully decorated and fitted up in first-class shape
for dancing. Music str.rts at 8:S0
While the American fleet is search^
ing the seas for the Spanish siuadron,
all the world waits for new?, liut do
not let the time bo lost. Come to the
grand ice cream and strawberry saeial
the Ladies' Aid of tbe Methodist
church intend ��� giving on the scliool
grounds, Tuesday, June 28 inst. The
city band will enliven the 'evening
with choice music, while. a good programme of special selections will form
part of the attractions. Come all, as
this is ' the treat Sot the season. Admission, .10 cents. -        ;
By the Independent Government Party
,   in Rossland.
.The convention of delegates representing the independent government
party ili'thfc Rossland riding was held
on Tuesday evening at Rossland, when
John McKane was the unanimous
choice'of the meeting. Richard Armstrong', was also nominated but failed
to receive a majority of the ballots
cast. His friends from the Boundary
country afterwards agreed to support
the nominee of the convention.
Many people are probably not awaro
that the Kootenay district is specially
adapted for the growth of small fruits.
In many of the private gardens in the
city there are at present a splendid
showing of small fruits of nearly eveiy
variety, while alohg the lake shore
near Balfour the gardens of Messrs.
Proctor, Busk, West, Houghton and
others contain the most luxurious
small fruits, hi great profusion. In the
gardens of Abraham Gagnon and J.
Hoover, across the river, strawberries,
currants, etc., have done exceedingly
well. The samples. of strawberries
from the Balfour gardens now on the
Nelson market are the equal of any
that have been imported this season.
Frnest King & Co. have the handling
of the" output of the Balfour gardens.
Briiigs  Important  Advices���Work on
Skagway Railroad Progressing.
The steamer Discovery arrived at
Seattle on Tuesday af terhdoiifrom Lynn
canal ports, and brings ; the following'
advices:   .'��� -,   ly. ....'.. .*.,*/:: .,,, j
The officers of the Discovery report
the steamer D. R. Campbell of the
Moran fleet arrived safely at -Skagway.
This was shortly before the , j* Discovery
sailed. Four of the other;-steamers
were also seOn at Juneau, while three
others'.were passed near, Seward City.
The tugs Holyoke and Resblut-e were
seen iu Queen Charlotte sound' ori the
up trip of the Discovery. They were
steaming slowly.north with them-toys
and appeared to be all Hght. >�� KI*1   -
Many river steamers were seen by
the Discovery ori"'the;-railjBouthi?) Sobie:
of these were being towed" north arid
others proceeding - under- their "own
steam. The Laurad^with two steam-,
ers in tow, was? passed near the entrance of Qu-eeri Charlotte sound.
Other steamers with tows were also
seen in the distance \;;  -    ���
Work on the railroad at Skagway is
said to be progressing rapidly. There
are at present over 1000 men engaged
in leveling the ground arid clearing it
of brush preparatory to laying the
rails. Up to the time of the/.Discovery's departure the road. had been laid
out for a distance of six miles. The
road is to extend along Broadway,
the main street of Skagway, in the
direction of the mountains. While
the Discovery was at Skagway the
barge Skookum arrived from Seattle.
The work of discharging her cargo of
rails was begun next day;
criticisms of the American soldiers
have appeared this week from the pens
of Eriglish war correspondents with
the aririy of invasion. The opinions
are, on the whole, favorable.
The correspondent of the Times on
the transport: Gussie seemed particularly impressed with the workmanlike
''kit" and businesslike intelligence of
the American regulars. He said:
"For fighting purposes the United
States private has nothing to keep
clean except his rifle and bayonet. He
carries no contrivance for polishing
buttons, boots, or the dozens of bits of
accoutrements deemed essential to a
good soldier in Europe."
As to discipline, the correspondent
says: "The fifing discipline during
three times we have been under fire
was excellent. The obedience of soldiers to their officers has been as prompt
and intelligent as anything I have
seen in Europe, and as to coolness nn
der fire and accuracy of aim, what I
have seen is most satisfactory. The
men evidently regard their officers as
soldiers of equal courage and superior
in technical knowledge.; In my intimate intercourse With officers and
iheri aboard ship ��� I cannot recall any
instance of an officer addressing a
private other than is usual when a
gentleman is spoken to. The engagement at Cabanas saw orders issued as
quietly as at any other times. The
men' work as ^steadily as/blue jackets
on a man of war."
Sydney, N. S., June 22. ���One of the
boats of the Russian ship Bay cf
Naples, Captain Ceder,; from Port
Natal, April 23, for Tchyo, capsized
today off Jotunes, the capital of New
Caledonia, and 14 sailors were devoured
by sharks.
June 9���
Grand Rapids���C. Bolt, s o side of
and 10 mi up Wild Horse ck adj Nancy
Amaranth���D. A. McEeath, W. S.
Doyle, on Hall ck % mi from Fern
Juue 10���
Annie  C���E. Broadfoot, on  Brushy
i mountain, 8 mi s of Salmo adj Maggie
Maggie B���W. McArthur, on Brushy
mountain, 3 mi -from Salmo
|Yorky���J.   Robinson, on   e   side of
and 4 mi up Rover ck, formerly General Republic.
Joiiit���Ned Roy, L. Taillefor, E.
Latulippe, e side of Fawri ck, \'.% mi
ri from-Sheep ck.
Snow Boy���Ned Roy, E. Taillefor,
E. Latulippe, ��� e side of arid 4 ini rip
Fawn ck adj Joint.
Sutley���F. (X Hazen, P. White, ori
w side of Wild Hors�� ck, BJ4 mi from
Ymir adj Silver Star.
Arrow Lake���P. T. Cullen,on w side
of Lower Arrow lake, opposite Door
Park, and 1 mi s of Brooklyn.
Gladstone���B.Lueberi, s of Quartz ck
and 2^ mi from��� Ymir adj Last
Kirkudbright���D. Robertson, on
Bald mountain, n side of and %% mi
up Porcupine ck adj city of Campbell.
Juno 11���
Lottie���F. Granthan, on s side of
and 1}�� mi up Wild Horse ck adj
Great Western���W. P. Baker, on s
slopo of Porcupine ck adj St. Mary.
Gladstone���N. P. Baker, on s slope
of Porcupnie ck,   4 mi from N  & F S
Warfare���S. Lefebore, on n fk of
Salmon river adj Napoleon, formerly
Twin Sisters.
Monterey���W. H. Cumming, 1 mi
mv of N A��F S Ry adj Copper Bell.
Royal Seal���A. Bunker, 7 mi w of
Nelson adj Royal Charter."
Gladstone���A. E. Lott, on n side
Kootenay river, 7 mi w of Nelson, adj
Copper Clown.
Dewey No. 10���D. McCulloch, u side
of Wild Horse ck, 1 mi from Ymir,
formerly Modoc.
June 13���
Bon Accord���A. Anderson, F. H.
Oddio, E. Lind, 5 .mi n of Ymir and
1 mi w of Salmon river, formerly Sir
John Thompson.
Copper Bell���W. G. Anderson, A.-
H. MacNeill, % mi n of Porto Rico
Dewis���W.G. Adamson, A. H. MacNeill, on.Tamarac mountain, l^kini'n
of Porto Rico siding adj Copper Lily.
Camp View���C. E. Des'roisers, on n
side of Wild Horse ck 6 mi" froni Ymir
adj White Quartz.   "     " .<,-
Flying Dutchman���J. > Robertson, on
Tulip ck adj Black Tulip.
EtheJ���A. M. Seid,ou w side of Deer
ck, 8 mi from Lower Arrow' lake adj
Nick of Time.
Craigellachie���J. J. Driscoll, on
Morning mountain, uw of Athabasca
trail, 1J^ toisw^of^Nelson.' -- - . .
- -Robin Hood~J. Hamilton, e ' side of
Kootenay_river, 1 mi n of month of
fSlocari' river, "formerly', Iron Mask!
'' Searchlight���P. Chesler, on e side of
Kootenay river adj Robin Hood..
was asked whether he had "anything to
say. In reply he asked the clemency
of the court. He had,' he stated, considerable trouble with the Italians
when foreman, and had dn the morning of tho shooting gone to the timekeeper and-drawn his tiirie, -not caring
to remain any longer among them.
He had gone out of the office, unarmed, with tho sole intention of protecting the walking boss, when the
row started and the Italian drew his
weapon. He scarcely realized what he
was doing.
The prisoner's story appeared to bo a
frank, honest statement of the case,
and was doubtless considered as such
by the court. His lordship in' passing
sentence said he1 would be as lenient
as possible. The sentence of the court
was that he bo confined in. the provincial penitentiary for three years at
hard labor.   ���*,'-������
Exclusive' Franchise  Granted  for   a
Cable From Hawaii' to Japan.
The Hawaiian legislature on June 7
passed a bill giving the Pacific cable
company of New York an exclusive
franchise for 20 years for a oable between the Hawaiian islands and
Japan, with the right' to touch at all
tther islands in the North Pacific,
north of the 10th degree of north latitude. The franchise is conditioned on
the company's securing within 18
months a franchise for a cable between
the United States and Hawaii from
the United States congress. . There.are
also conditions as to. the* time wittiri
which work must be commenced and
completed and the rates to be charged.
-The-cable may4an*d-%t^ariy^point-^on
the islands.
Passed on   Peter   Cline  for  Shooting
Angelo Ceriorini.
The entire time of the supreme court
was taken up yesterday with the
trial of Peter Cline for the shooting of
Angelo Cirionni, near Kuskonook; on
April 25 last. The details "of the shooting were given in The Miner of ADril
30 and afterwards in"'/a report of the
preliminary trial of Cline. There were
three counts iri' the indictment by the
crown, first, shooting I with intent to
kill; second, shooting ^vith intent to
murder; third, shooting with intent
to maim. Tho evidence was similar to
that given at the preliminary trial.
The Italian witnesses did not altogether agree as to the details of the
shooting, and their evidence in regard
to the possession of the weapon did not
agree with the evidence of the witnesses for the defense.
��� W. A. Macdonald, Q. C, addressed
tlie jury for the crown, pointing out
the difference .between the several
counts of the indictment arid com -
meriting on the evidence.
W. A. Galliher made an eloquent
plea on behalf of the prisoner.
His lordship reviewed the case fairly
to the jury. In the course of his remarks he stated that there should be
no question of race or color in the
case. No matter what a man's nationality is, he must be protected when
under the British flag. In a sparsely-
settled country like this every precaution must be "taken to prevent the use
of fire-arms.
The jury went out but a short time
when they returned a verdict of guilty
on the third count.
Before passing sentence the prisoner
For Member of Ihe Lftlilatlve AMenbly
Kor tbe  NelM* Bldlag or WeM
Koolenajr Dblrlel
Allotted  by bclrgates In Vonvrmlloa om
Tke lint Day at Jane. MM.
"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 the people of the province
equitable representation in the legislative assembly, has proven itself unworthy of further confidence or continuance in oTo*); and,
"Whereas, The railway policy of the
present administration is inimical to
the best welfare of the province as a
whole therefore be it
"Resolved, That the interests of the
Nelson riding of WTest Kootenay district demand that the electors return
as their representative in the next
provincial legislature a man who will
not only strongly advocate but will
also uso his influence with the members of the legislative assembly opposed
to the present administration to secure
the following reforras: .
4' First���An equitable plan of representation in the legislative assembly on a
basis that will recognize that ari elector in one portion pf the "province is
the equal of an elector in any' other
portion where like circumstances prevail.
"Second���Equalization in taxation
with respect to mines, so that if the
output of the' metalliferous mines be
taxed, the output of all coal mines
shall be treated in the same manner.
"Third���Repeal of the special tax
imposed upon working minersT in tbe
inetalliferous mines,, which partakes
of the nature of a trade tax and is an
unjust exaction.
4'Fourth���An amendment tb tbe assessment act which permits what is
virtually dual taxation, under the indefensible mortgage tax, ot tax upon
"Fifth���The passage of" a general
railway act, which - will allow the
building of railways, by bona fide railway men without cost to the province
either in cash subsidies or land grants.
"Sixth���The starving ont ot railway
charter mongers by refusing to grant
any further land subsidies in 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
'theii^owrir""'^^^r^^'^;"^ "? '~"-y - ��
"Eighth���That in employing labor on
public works preference. be giv.en to
citizens pf the province, arid- also that
all government oftlces ,"be\ filled by
capable bona, fide residents of the dis���
trict where the vacancies "exist/
4'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 .popula.tiori.;:.th*atthi8~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. *-'
Gentlemen,^���I offer myself as an independent candidate to represent you
in the next Provincial .Parliament. ....'���
Should I be fortunate enough to secure your support I shall endeavor to
bring about the foliowing:reforms: ..
(1) A change in the Mineral Act to
compel all partners in a mining claim
to bear theirj^hare of the assessment
work or forfeit their interest.
(2) An amendment to cause litigants
to put up reasonable security, for costs
before adversing applications for certificates 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 hy dur 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 iny ability to secure a
local' expenditure of- public monies
in proportion to the revenue collected
in the district, uud to ensure such expenditure being laid out to the liest
possible advantage.
The mining interests of British Columbia have now reached such, proportions that it is desirable they should
be administrated by a separate depart*
ment under the charge of a minister
who would devote his undivided attention to the subject.
I shall endeavor to rescind the legislation Of '88, 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
arid 'out oppositionist,, t'he result ih
neither case has liee.n, eatisf-actpry. 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
For One Cent a Word ?
You can find a Luyer for " Any
Old Thing" if you advertise.
ClNMlflrd AdVerlUrmeaU.
All advertisements in this column are
T  1 cent a word each insertion.  No advertisement taken for less than 25 cents.
Oldpnpera at Tim Miner office.  25 cents
per hundred.
FOUND.���A small key, National Cash Register.   Apply "Miner" office.
MUSIC LESSONS."���On piano   organ   or
?uitar, by Mrs. W. J. As tley, Robroiv street,
wo doors west of Stanley.   P. O. Box 180.
WANTED���A situation as general servant
in private family.  Apply to
H. BRUCE, Expressman,
Water street, near brickyard. 38-3t
For hauling about 40 tons of machinery and
100.000 feet of lumber to the .Athabasca mill
site.  Particulars at,tba. company's office.
Oront Optntng of Hew   -
AMItlon to flilf Popular
. . . Hottl ��� . .
Tbe Management of the
Grand Central Hotel have
decided'tiogive a Ball oh
in their large and spacious
Concert Hall.
Music furnished   by   the
very best talent in the city.
��� fj 7
When requiring thorougKly seasoned
. timber should apply to .
The Nelson Planing Hill
t;w. gray;
In stock,l,000,000 f t.of Flooring.Lining
Mouldings,- Doors, Sashes and
every description of .Joinery.
Tt'OKMEK. ; ���;'.''
Waff Paoer,      Sporting Goods,
Cameras, Kodaks,
Photographic. SupDfies.
Thomson Stationery Co.
*Ji ���*R^*Eri*��JJ��M>a��(SSa&S!S3St*'.
Chamberlain Sji��:I Molbic's lo OBVinl
t'oiiiiiiou Seusc or I'siU-loUsi:!.-St'ii-
liuicnt too Struiix lo lie Luuxlit-ri
London, June 22. ���The Marquis' of
Lausdowne, secretary of state for war,*
addressing the conservative-unionists
of London this evening, endorsed the
recent Birmingham' speech of the secretary of state for the colonies, in
-which Mr. Chamberlain expressed the
opinion that the day would come when
the stars and stripes and the union
jack would wave together over an
Anglo-Saxon alliance. Lord Lausdowne said he found nothing in Mr.
Chamberlain's speech to often the common.sense or patriotism of tlie people
of Great Britain.
"We should be wanting in foresight, " he continued, "if we failed to
realize that the time may comewhen our
revenues would no longer flow so freely ;
wheu the British taxpayers would
grow weary of building more and more
battleships and raising more and more
battalions, and when, whether we like
;it or not, we might have to consider
���whether we. could afford to stand
alone." ...'.";.
'    Lord Lausdowne insisted" that it was
iin  the highest   degree  desirable that
- the colonies  should be encouraged  to
"take a more active   share  in  the   dc-
jfense of the empire.    There was nothing ridiculous in thc idea  of  a  closer
^friendship    with    America.    To   his
:mind, there could be ho more inspiring
'idea  than  such  an understanding'between  two  nations   sprung  from the
same  race  and   having sb many coiu-
��� mon interests, nations 'which   together
��� .were predominant in ilie world's com-
imerce  and  industry.   Was there anything   preposterous, he   asked, in  tiie
hope that these   toyo nations should be
found, he would not say in a hand-and
fist  alliance of offense and defense, but
closely connected in  their  diplomacy,
absolutely   frank  and   unreserved   in
their international   concerts and ready
whenever the affairs of the world were
threatened with  disturbance to throw
their influence into the saine scale.
"Depend on it," said Lord Lans*-
downe in conclusion, '' theso are no
mere idle dreams or hazy aspirations!
The change which has come over the
sentiment-of each country towards the
other during the last year or two is almost 'immeasurable. Oue can scarcely
believe they are the .same United
States with whom only two years ago
we were on the verge of a serious
quarrel. The change is not an ephemeral understanding between diplomatists, but is a genuine desire of the people to be friends, aud, therefore, it
cannot be laughed out of existence, but
is of the sort of comments we have
lately heard."
A Barnardo Boy Commits Both Crimes
1  '.'...". iu Manitoba.
Austin, Man., June 22.���Johnny
Powell, a Barnardo boy, -18. years old,
working for Mr. W. C. Whe-elcr, shot
and killed Mr. Wheeler's four-year-old
bpy; pharlie, and then committed suicide last night at Mr. Wheeler's farm,
about nine miles from Austin.
Mr. and Mrs: Wheeler drove into
Austin in the evening, leaving the two
boys at home alone. Mrs. Wheeler returned first, and missing * the boys she
went to neighbor's, to inquire after
them, but_before she got back Mr.
Wheeler had arrived home accompanied
by Mr. Walker, a neighbor. Mr.
Wheeler went to the house for a lantern, and in the meantime Mr. Walker
lit a match in the stable and saw the
two boys lying there dead.
The youncer boy was shot in the left
templo. and the Barn-ado boy through
the heart. The revolver WTas lying at
his feet. When Mr. Wheeler left home
he left Powell milking., the cows. As
soon as he was gone Powell must have
gone into the house, thrown the milk
pail on the floor, then upset nearly
everything in the house and broke tho
windows. He next went upstairs and
got Mr. Wheeler's revolver. and also
some cartridges and loaded the revolver. After shooting the little boy
he took the empty cartridge out of the
revolver, then opened thc breast of liis
shirt and. deliberately shot himself
through the. heart. The only motive
known for the crime is that Mr. Wheeler
refused to allow him to go to a picnic
wliich is being held at Moose lake,
near Sydney, today.
Halifax, N. S., June 22.���A three-
story tenement on Graf tou street was
gutted by-fire early this morning, aud
an aged couple, William Arley and his
wife, who slept on the top floor, were
burned to death.
Was  Caught  at  Niagara  Falls/With
Two Victims.
Niagara Falls, Out:, June 22.���Chief
of Police Young hauled in a nefarious
man today by thc name of Gibson,
who, it is said, runs sporting-Souses
in Windsor aud Touawanda, New-
York. The man, was arrested by
American police from information re -
ceived    from    Chief    Young,   being
caught in tho act of procuring .Can-'
adiau'girls, for immoral purposes. With
lituI wJieii arrested were two girls
hailing .froni . Ilainiiton, who- have
made statements as to what thoy were
in his company for. The prisoner was
locked up and tho girls were held as
Gibson will havo a hearing before
the.United States officers, as his ease
is one that comes before a- federal
New. York,   June   22.���Bar   silver,
o8?-4".    Mexican, dollars, ia}4*
Lead,   firmer.    Brokers price,   $3.75
to P. 07;�� ; exchange, $4.02)��.
Copper, dull.    Brokers price, $11.75;
exchange, $11'. 75 to $12,
Tin,   firmer. 0 Straights, $15.22^   to
$15.27,'^ ; plates, quiet.
Evils That  Follow the   Excessive Use
of the Comfortable Seat.
English physicians are emphatic in
thoir'condemnation of what they term
the '' Americaii rocking-chair habit.''
To this, tliey affirm, aro due many of
the nervous diseases fo which American women are victims. The umouut
of nervous energy expended in useless
and injurious rocking is, they say, incredible.       '
A woman who usually imagines herself to be resting will exercise as much
force of the lower muscles of tho back
and "of ....the legs, as would scuffle, to run
a sowing'machine for the same length
of time. Not one woman in n dozen
sits still in a rocking-chair���aud very
few are content with the gentle swaying motion, which is only mildly exhausting, and which occasionally compensates for the exertion by sending au
old lady comfortably to sleep.
Rockers are rare and unpopular in
England, .and this is cited as one
reason why the health of middle-class
English women is so- generally superior to tbat of our own.
"Whap's all them soldiers marchin'
round "town for?" asked Farmer Bill
Good, who has not been in the city in
three mouths and refuses to take a
paper because he doesn't believe wbat
they say.
"Thev are going out to whip
Sprin," replied the polite, policeman.
'"Spain? Wharabouti is ��� that in the
jography."    .   '
"Over near Cuba, some place. "
.   "Yes,I recolleck Cnby'on the map. "
What kicked np the fuss?"
"They,sunk the Maine. "
"Out whar Jim Blaine lives?"
"No.'**, The batiloship Maine���they
put -a mine under it. "
" Au' did the mine cave in?"
"No, no, no; it blew up. "
"One o' them durn missed shots,
oh?"** .',.*"...���������
"Ob, go oii; you're too green. Go
and subscribe for some paper, and get
your neighbors to read it to you." >
The old man plodded along on his
way muttering that he would never
take a paper, for he knew more than
all the papers in Christendom.���Seattle P.-I.    '
According toa Russian linguist English, Russian and Chinese will be the
oiily three languages to use two hundred years from uow. During the
twentieth and twenty-first centuries
the whole of Continental Europe and
of Asia, with the exception of China, -
will have adopted, the Russian language. English will be spoken in Great
Britain, Australia, Africa and America, and Chinese will be. the language
bf the Celestials aud the Oceanic
archipelago. There are at present 860
distinct languages spoken���89 European,. 114 African, 123 Asiatic, 117
Oceanic aud 417 American, while in
���the Russian empire alone 60 different
tongues are found.
The pay per month of the soldiers)
both regulars and volunteers, who are
lighting Spain, is as follows : Colonel,
$291; lieutenant colonel, $250 ; major,
$208; captain, mounted, $166; captain,
unmounted, $150 ; regimental adjutant,
$150 ; .regimcnatl quartermaster, $150;
first lieutenant; $125; second lieutenant, $116; chaplain, $125; common
soldier, $lil to $18. p
"1 have a. 10-year-old boy," said
Gobaug, "who can read and understand Greek. " ���       ,   "
"That's nothing," responded Uker-
dek;"I have one the same age who
washes his face in the. morning without grumbling."
How the Silver King  Miners  Manage
the   Sport.
Since Dr. LaBau was held up by
Mr. Bruin'on his way down from the
Silver King mines and thought discretion the better part of valor by 'return-
ing-s-ucyuiipehed in spirits, to the hospitable iboms of our Dune, the hunting
proclivities of the mighty.nimrods of
Silver King have been raised to. the
highest pitch of excitement. Led by
the valiant captain of the engineer
corps nightly exploits,even to - the rising of the morning sun, have been performed, but so far no signs of the
bruin family have been traced.. To
those thinking of trying-their hand
hunting big game, especially 'of the
bear persuasion, I will give a hint-on
the modus operandi practiced by the
bear hunting corps of the Silver King.
Tbe gallant captain marshaling his
men to the woody  ravines and haunts
of tho .brute creation, thus.instructs
and exhorts : "Now, boys, -iny motto
is, nil desporanduni, and this must be
our watchword in this expedition.
Since my youth I have closely studied
the animal world, bears in particular.
We have lots in the old country, even
to the white or polar bear of the frozen
north. Of ccrarso they arc in tho Zoo.
you know, bnt then they have all the
liberty needed, at least I thought so.
And day after day I studied their
actions and instincts, until I am what
they call in this country an expert on
bears, their habits and capture. Our
plan is to form in tho shape of a parallelogram, the front open. These are
our arms and ammunition.
"To my trusty friend, who will lead
the left wing, I hand this valuable and
prized fowling piece, with ten charges,
and this Colts with six charges. Be
careful of the latter, its nicKeh^And
to you that must follow on the left at
a distance of 20 paces, I'll be Blest if I
know what to give, remembering so
greviously the stump error. However,
take this Winchester and six rounds,
and don't run now. I myself, will
lead the right wing, taking this old
tried fricud, the Savage with fifteen
rounds, and also this Tomahawk,
which means death at close quarters.
'' To you that will follow me at 20
paces���what's the matter? You are
whito and shakey. Be Still and Well,
remembering our motto. Here, take
the six-shooter and six rounds,also this
bottle. Mind, the bottle is for myself,
not the bear.
'' And to you, my old Stars and
Stripes (sorry you are not cutting
down the Spanish dons), take this
combination and force tlie base line.
Traversing to and fro, that is, going
forwards and backwards 150 paces, the
length of the base line, and if the brute
shpws himself use the clappers viciously, thus driving him between the
left and right wings. And to you, the
last, but not the least unwortliy of our
expedition, you are slow in action and
appear almost dead Brok, take this
small fellow and four rounds and
skirmish ou my right. For your own
sake keep rather behind ine; and aiso
take th-bse climbers. They are all
right; tried them today. If pushed by
the brute choose a tree under 5%
inches in diameter. Below this size
the beggars are dead beat for climbing. Have measured all the sizes they
can climb ahd also what they cannot
climb. Now, boy?, remember the
Hint-on bear hunting ...expeditions, ani
also as well as our own motto; mix
xxjibh italitfe o: the doctor's; he generally cures. Be discreet.
, "As captain of the corps I claim the
honor of first firing, and if the .bfeast
.turns and I-run and he catches me,
close up at; once and give it to him.
Be careful you don't hit me. Now,
inarch, quietly."
At the end of : the fourteenth morning the dear, old boy, the nearly Brok
man, says to me, "You bet I will remember the Hint-oil bear hunting expeditions" On the fifteenth day in
coming across the old horte Colossus
o* Rhodes, who is ever on the beaten
path, I says. "Any bear around,
Napoleon." He cries, "Bear! bear!
Not r Avithin:- 50 miles.'.' On asking
him about the doctor's hold-up he
laughed and said, "Why, man,-"'that
was Dime's old, black sow on the road;
drove her up to camp the following
morning.; Say. nothing;. let the boys
go bear hunting." NIMROD '.
Ot tite glocnu RtfUnz of West Kootenny
Wertornl M��trtcr. ..*���
Gentlemen:���At the request of a
large proportion of the community
representing every section of the
Riding, I beg to announce myself as a
candidate foy your suffrages in the
coming elections.
In respectfully soliciting your votes
and support I declare myself a supporter and follower ofthe Hon. J. H.
turner as the Leader of the only Party
in this Province with a defined Policy
and coherent existence.
During my eight years residence in
thisDistrict^I have been^i*rconsistent
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 ih favor of the following reforms:���
(1) The abolition of the Tax upon
working miners.
(2) The abolition of the Mortgage
. (3) The distribution of seats in the
Legislature in direct proportion to
(4) I do not approve of the Policy of
the late Legislative Assembly in using
their influence to exclude foreign railroads, such as the proposed railroad
to Boundary Creek.
(5) I favor'certain revisions in the
Mineral and Land Acts, particularly
some easy plan by which the holders
nf 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 ciin 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 and further
the interests,  not only  of the pros-
pector^ but also of all those employed
in and around our hiines, recognizing
that our entire community is dependant upon the mining industry.
I am, Gentleman,
Your obedient servant,
John L, Betaixack.
Kirkpatrick fe Wilson
are receiving Seasonable Goods
for the best trade of Nelson in
the lines of
The quality is the best and prices
right.      As always, our stock of
is full and being added to as needed.
Kirkpatrickand Wilson.BAKER STREE1
OOL . . .
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Are Saving Money every day
on their Hardware Bills by
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Get Our Prices
Estimates Cheerfully Given.
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Financial and Insurance Agents
Notaries   Public,  Etc.
e have for sale the  followi
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Lots for Sale in all parts of the Cityjj
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Call and see our full list of property for sale in  "HllWie'
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Ten Lots in "Hume" Addition at a Bargain.
Gamble & O'Reilly, Agents.
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All Communications relating to Britisli Columbia businerf
to be addressed to P.O. Drawer 505, Nelson, B.C.
General Manager
S. S. Fowler, E. M.,
Mining Engineer
Charles D. J. Ctiristle
Houses to reut at $15, $20, 830, and
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A two lot corner close in $025.
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