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 KO.OTENAY  Has  Mines that are  Paying Dividends and  Hundreds  of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying  Mines.  ;  ��� To.' ���  ������_-'.  <="5?3s*.  ssf  Has   a  Mineral  Million  JittoM  Y  Output  Dollars  In' The  of Upwards   ot  Every    Monlh  Year  Ore  srxTH Year-no.  'OS.  v>>.  <��^  m&,.  NELSON.   BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 24-, 1898.  TWO   DOLLARS A YEAR.  TH3_ taking op omdurman.  Tiie Lancers Repeat the Performance of the  Light Brigade.  George Stevens writing on the achievement of the British at Omdurman, declares  that tho charge of (lie Lancers formed no  part of the Sirdar's plan of battle. lie  did not give the word for it; neither did  it have tiny direct hearing upon the  supreme issue of (he day. But it was,  i he writer says, a superb display of military, valor. Out of a total strength of  only 320 men with which the regiment  went, into the fray, I hey lost forty killed  and wounded. The Lancers attacked the  enemy when wheeling to the left, and  thus they passed over ground which had  not been examined by the scouts, wherein  a deep khor wan held by a couple thousand of the enemy. These the .Lancers  saw for the first time when  two hundred  yards away, too Into to change their  minds; and though I he. dervishes were  placed ten or fifteen feet deep the regiment dashed into them with a "thwack.  . On getting through one subaltern cried  io his troop to rally, but found only four  men behind him. Lieutenant de Montmorency went back among the dervishes  to fetch the body of the sergeant of his  troop, and found lieutenant Grenfell's  body. Lie hoisted Grenfell on to his horse,  not knowing that he was dead. The horse  bolted, and lieutenant de Montmorency  was left alone before a crowd of the  enemy. Captain P. A. Kenna and a corporal caught the horse, rode up, and  brought lieutenant de Montmorency off in  safety.  The Lancers who were hilled in this  charge had their heads, necks and limbs  slashed to ribbons. With one exception,  no man who was once actually unhorsed  was again seenalive. The single exception  was surgeon-major Giuches. ILis horse  was brought down to the ground and the  officer fell among the furious dervishes.  Sergeant-major Breunan, who was riding1  ahead, saw tho major's peril and gallantly  returned to his assistance. After a tough  light, in the course of which Brcnuau  killed several dervishes, he succeeded in  getting the officer on to his own horse and  back to the regiment.  Sergeant-major George Veyscy got a  ��hish from'a dervish sword which severed  his nose, and almost simultaneously a  spear was thrust into his chest. Blood  streamed from his wounds, but he still  rode firmly in his saddle and continued to  cheer on his troop till the light was over.  Sergeant Freeman received a terrible  wound from a sword in his face, but like  Veysey, he went on fighting and only  sought the aid of a surgeon after he had  carried his men through the action. Before the Lancers could get at the dervishes  they had to jump the water course, and  they did it in splendid style. Lieutenant  Wormaid, of the 7th Hussars, engaged an  Emir single handed mid nearly came to  grief. Del iyering a terrible blow at the  mail-clad warrior, the lieutenant's sword,  striking against the chain .-armor, bent  double as though it were lead, but before  the Emir could get his own sword home  Wormaid hit him across the head with  the bent sword and stunned him, and  a Lancer opportunely coming along  finished the chieftain. Auother officer,  while parrying the thrust of a dervish  spearman, "lost his sword and his life was  only saved by the promptness of a.'trooper  behind him, who ran his lance through  the dervish.  Comparing experiences, several have  arrived at the conclusion that the finest  display of individual heroism' was made  by the khalifa's brother, the famous Emir  Yakub. Never did man show more  supreme coutempt for death. He rode at  the head of a crowd of horsemen, and  repeatedly tried to get to close quarters.  Over and over again these, horsemen  galloped right at our line, wheeled round,  and thundered along our face, raising  dense clouds of dust as they went, and  leaving a trail of dead and dying men.  At one moment a merciless rifle fire poured  into their flanks and rear, but they  stopped, and scorning to get out of range,  gathered in a dense mass round Yakub's  standard, and proudly faced the rain of  lead. A great body of white clad footmen  > screaming hoarsely the name of Allah and  brandishing huge spears, ran at full speed  across the open ground, for no other purpose apparently than to die with their  leader. Rifle and Maxim fire and shell  from field guns swept through the mass  and mowed them clown, and not one man  out of ten reached Yakub's standard.  Slatin Pasha, who had recognized Yakub's  flag, rode out and found the .emir still  alive. The dying chieftain recognized his  old enemy and erstwhile prisoner, and  died in his presence. As Yakub expired  several of his bodyguard, who lay near  grievously wounded, managed to raise  themselves up and fired their riflles at our  men, whereupon Ihey were prom ply despatched by some Egyptian soldiers. The  khalifa had already lied, and Yakub's  superb effort was the last organized .attempt by the dervishes to retrieve the  fortunes of the day.  The Sirdar's entry into Omdnrmau had  touches about it of barbaric triumph and  impressiveness. Armed men cast their  arms at the Sirdar's feet and cried oilt for  clemency. The women pressed forward,  seizing and kissing the hands of the officers. The Sirdar rode straight along the  main street of the city to the square,  where stood the battered tomb of the  Mabdi, All the prisoners were found unharmed. The previous night they had  been led out in chains, apparently for execution, but their jailers changed their  minds. All the afternoon and evening the  three miles beyond, wh ere \,\!r '���������.���<, i.rlar decided lhat the camp shcHila.v---'':;^?tehed.  "Wif limit waiting for food, flu i-.'Vi^n, after  quenching (heir awful thirst, threw themselves on the ground utterly exhausted,  and (here and then went to sleep. For  all of them there had been but little food  or water for twelve or fourteen hours.'  WHAT   KLONDYKB   GOLD    COSTS  Four Dollars Are Expended for Every Dollar  that Comes Back  There have been several millions in gold  taken mil 'of iho gravels of (he. Ivloudyke  m.ihI it* ! ribuinries *dnee (he 'wealth was  made known to i lio cuir��Jd�� world, but it  may be doubled if one quarter of the'gold  which wii- lauched in the effort to secure  the rrea-ures of (he north has been  returned.  It is now estimated in all that at least a  hundred thousand men started for the  Ivloudyke during the eleven months following the public announcement of the  discovery on Bonanza creek. Of these,  thirty thousand actually reached Dawson.  The remainder gave up the battle, either  at Seattle, Dyea. or Skagway, or even  after they had freighted and packed their  outfits with such trying labor to the head  of the lakes.  In March there were 5000 people at  Dyea, 10,000 at Skagway, and 20,000 on-  camped between these towns and the  lakes. Most of them had no dogs, and  drew their own outfits on sleds as far as  the summit of the pass. This alone, if he  had the required 1100 pounds of food,  occupied the pilgrim lour weeks. Seven  days, perhaps two weeks, were spent in  packing the outfit on his back over the  summit of the pass, and from two to four  weeks more in drawing it on his sled to  lake Bennett. At Bennett he had to fell  timber, saw it into boards, out of which���  by the aid -of oakum and pitch and the  simple tools for the purpose, which were a  pare of his outfit���-he built his boat.  Such was the experience of those who  started with the minimum amount of  capital, $500. The labor was that of stevedores. It was performed in a trying climate, and sometimes in the terrible storms  which rage on the mountains summits of  southeastern Alaska in the winter. Two-  thirds of the $500 were expended for the  supplies needful for a year's stay in the  Yukon valley, and the rest, after reserving  $50 for emergencies, in railway and srea liter fares. One hundred thousand men expending $500 apiece represent a total outlay of 850.000,000 in the chase of gold by  the pilgrimage. But many had more  capital than this, and could afford to buy  dogs and have their ouiiits packed over  the worst parts of the trail.  Threatens to Impeach Major Walsh.  Oa Saturday evening the members of  the legislative assembly of the Northwest'  Territories'.'received the report of their  commissioner who was sent to look after  the liquor business in Dawson and whose  work was uudoue by major Walsh,  the federal officer in the Yukon. The  whole matter was discussed on a  motion to adjourn the house. Premier  Haul tain closed the debate, cordially  welcoming Mr. Bulyea home from  his hazardous and difficult journey. The  report given justified the expedition and  Dr. Brett's objection's had been answered,  over and over again.'''-After what they  had heard in regard to the conduct of  major Walsh he would say that if that  official could not be proceeded with under  the criminal code he (premier Haultain)  would feel it his duty to have him impeached next session at the bar of the  house of commons.  CONDITION   OP   THINGS   AT   DAWSON.  ,-  ' Canada's Sharne in Yukon.     ���    ��� .  '-'A prominent Englishman writes to a  London paper that the courseof the Canadian government in the Klondyke has  bee one of wholesale deception. The  police, land office, postoffice, gold commissioner's office and mounted police are all  corrupt, he says, and adds that 'the  Americans are having the laugh over the  British about pure government.'" The  above is from the,Salt Lake Tribune. If  there is not just cause for complaint with  the administration of affairs in the Canadian Yukon it is odd that such paragraphs  should appear in the press of Great Britain and the United States.  The New Governor General's Staif  Lord Minto's stall' is now complete. It  is composed thus : Major Lawrence Drum-  mqnd, Scots Guards, just returned from  the Soudoii, military secretary; lieutenants W. F. Lascelles of the Scots Guards,.  aiid.ILY. C. Graham of tho Coldstream  Guards, are his aides-de-camp; Arthur  Guise, private secretary. Mr. Guise sails  on October 22 and lord and countess Minto  and the rest of the staff sail on the Scotsman on November ���'!.  army    marched    steadily    through    the  streets of Omdurman to the river  hank  Aulay Morrison Goes to Dawson  Among the passengers leaving Vancouver, for Dawson City on Wednesday  was Aulay Morrison, M. I'. Mr. Morrison's  departure for Dawson was an unexpected  and sudden move, and he did not disclose  the object of his journey. It is understood, however, that he has gone on important official business in connection  with the administration of affairs in the  north.   Klondyke Gold Exports for Juno.  The customs department reports that  80.2.S0 ounces of gold, valued at $1,380,471.  were exported from Dawson last June,  and not included in the official figures  made up for the fiscal year.  'Recent arrivals from the "dirtiest" city  in' the world���Dawson���say there is  trouble galore at Dawson between the  miners and the gold commissioner. Klon-  dykers expect to hear of trouble between  the officials and the newly organised-  Miners'Association from the next crowd  that comes out.  Great' gold finds are reported from  Quartz creek, where again it took a newcomer to make the discovery. The pay-  streak wa=>- in the benches instead of the  river bars.  Pawson had a celebration on August  27ih, in honor of the return of Joe Ladue,'  the founder of the capital of the Klondyke. A reception way tendered him  which was attended by ail the old miners.  Champagne. Mowed freely in'spite of (he  expense.  The Salvation Army has just completed  a large barracks at Dawson. The army  men are doing a,great deal of good helping the needy and relieving distress.  Arthur Crookall, formerly a well  known university of Washington football  player, who has just come down from the  north, says : "There will undoubtedly be  trouble at Dawson between the gold  commissioner and the miners'association.  A well attended meeting was held on  August 29th and excitement was very  great. A letter was drafted to Sir Wilfrid  Laurier, appealing  to him   to appoint a  MUNICIPAL   MATTERS.  commission to examine into the conditions  at Dawson.    Special  mention was made of  Fa wee It.     Specific  gold     commissioner  charges were made against other officials.  Every member of the association signed  the letter. The association proposes to  appoint an advisory committee of ton  prominent miners to consult with tho  dominion officials as (o necessary laws.  "Quartz creek, a tributary of Indian  river, Mowing in about 10 miles below  Dominion, is the scenes of -the latest big  strikes. Again it took the newcomers to  find the gold. For livo or six years the  old timers have been prospecting Quartz  creek. These sunk holes from one end of  it to the other and found nothing. Frank  Slavin and partners came along and dug  into the benches. They found big gold  without trouble. The whole creek litis  been taken up and miners are working  away with feverish haste.  "Typhoid fever in its most dangerous  form is now punishing Dawson for neglect  in not cleaning up its rubbish. Hundreds  of men are sick. From nine to twelve  deaths in a day is not beyond the ordinary.  In one day there were seventeen funerals.  It ix impossible to keep track of the  deaths. Many expire in cabins and only  their intimate friends know of it.'"  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  Six hundred and twenty tons of ore  were shipped from Sandou miues last  'week. Of this amount the Payne shipped  400 tons, Ruth 100, Last Chane 00, and  Slocan Star 00. ���"���-.-���.;  A wagon road is being built from the  lake shore road-to the Bosun mine. Seven  hundred dollars will be expended on it.  The hauling for the mine will be done by  W. C. E. Koch, who is also doing the  freighting for the Enterprise.  Kirkwood & Wells have just finished  erecting winter quarters on the Ohio, Ten  Mile creek, and will prosecute work  during the season. The showing on the  property is excellent, and by spring the  owners will have considerable ore on the  dump.  C. M. Acatt, a South African mining  man, is about to take a lease on the Great  Western and has put eight men to work  on the property. The Great 'Western  mine, which belongs to the Two Friends  company, has a large amount of concentrating ore in sight. The product  was formerly handled through the Washington mill which has been shut down for  some time on account of the scarcity of  water.  W. W.Warner has completed his contract on the Treasure Vault of 125 foot  upraise, connecting No. 2 drift with No. I,  and a. winze of 50 feet. The property is  worked by two drifts run in on the ledge  showing continuous ore, and both the  winze and upraise, which are in 250 feet,  sliow ore ranging.all the way from eight  inches to three feet. A further contract  has been let to Mr. Warner to continue  the No. 2 drift 115 feet to the Last Chance  line, which will give stoping ground of  over 300 feet; also to drift 50 feet in the  same direction from the bottom of the  winze. _ :   The Stake for Diplomacy in China  There has been much heard of late of  the trade of the Yang-tsc-Kinng valley  and of lord Salisbury's demand that  Russia respect British prior claims to that  region and that she acknowledge it to be  within the sphere of British influence, but  possibly few men realize the stake for  which England and Russia are playing  the cards of diplomacy. The valley of  this river comprises 859,000 square miles,  'arid has a population of 250,000,000; it is  navigable by .sea-going' vessels for 000  miles, and is accessible by light draught  boats for a further stretch of some-100  miles. The proposal to build a raiiroad  from Pekin to Hankow, the head of navigation for oeean craft, that was 'to be  financed by French capital, was the ia^t  straw that tickled the British lion and  roused him from his habitual calm, Cora  road to flauko^v would cut in two I his  fertile valley, and vevy possibly under  French or Russian control undermine  British commerce in that territory.  He Thinks Everything 'Will Be All Bight  Attorney general Martin was in Winnipeg on Wednesday. To a Free. Press  reporter Mr. Martin said that the recent  campaign on the coast had been a hard  one, but he believed that the new government would have a working majority in  the house, though this, could hardly be  stated as a certainty until the house met.  This, probably,- would not take place  before January. The Turner government,  he believed, had left the province in a bad  financial condition, as it had gone behind  steadily for some years.  Another Drowning Accident in the Columbia  William Russell returned to Revelstoke  on Wednesday with news of the drowning  of Samuel Bonton. The two started up  the Columbia on Sunday in a canoe on a  prospecting trip. They reached the 10  mile riffle when the canoe was caught in  an eddy and upset. Russell managed to  get to shore but Bon ton was drowned.  The deceased was one of the survivors of  last week's accident in the canyon when  three men were drowned.  Does Not Want tho Job  J. A. Kirk of Rossland, in an interview  with a Leader representative, said that  the post of surveyor general had not been  offered to him, and even were it to be he  could not accept it, not only on account  of private business , reasons, but because  the salary attached to the office was so  very low.   _  Golden Cache Clean Up Stolen  The president of the Golden Cache mine  announced some (ime ago (  up at the   Lillooft  properf  place on September '20t.ii.  took place sure enough, but  did not lii'iri their way  info  count of the company,  thieves  got between  iat   the clean  ���   would  rake  i'he  clean   up  the  proceeds  the   bank  ae-  Some enterprising  the oflicers   of   the  At Monday afternoon's session of the  city council Messrs. Campbell & Deacon  were awarded the contract for laying the  necessary, sewers in the eastern portion of  the city. Their tender offering to do the  work for $728 was the lowest of those  submitted, with two others a few dollars  higher.  The petition in favor of the extension  of the sidewalk on the south side of Silica  stieet, and the opening up of the alley way  in block 20 was referred to the public  works committee.  Another letter'from John Elliot re the  dispute between the city council and himself was read in which the former city  solicitor offered to turn over to the city's  solicitor the city papers in his possession  and a marked check for $750, the amount  of city money deposited in court to pay  for the waterworks reservoir site, which  he obtained from the court without the  consent of the city council, provided the  same is held until his bill for services are  taxed and paid. The proposition was not  favorably received by the council, and no  action was taken.  With respect to the revenue derived  from the electric light and water works  the mayor informed the council that for  the month of August there had been collected on account of electric lighting the  sum of $907.40. and that there were  arrears amounting to $393.55. The water  collections for August were $'l58.n5, and  the total arrears on water rate account  up till the end of August was $011. With  a view to facilitating the collection of  arrears for light and water the council  decided to notify all in arrears that if tiie  arrears are not paid h}' the end of the  present month that the service will be  shut off. A little figuring will show that  (he revenue of the city from these two  sources is at present sufficient to provide  for the interest and sinking fund of the  whole amount of the city's indebtedness  and leave a substantial sum for current  expenses.1  A petition from those occupying block  70 on Vernon street, asking for a sidewalk,  was referred to the board of works.  A resolution was passed requiring all  burials to be made in the new cemetery,  and making it necessary to secure permits  for burials from the city engineer. The  mayor was authorized to have the necessary grading done in the new cemetery.  Alderman Hillyer gave notice that at  (he next meeting of the council he would  introduce a by-law respecting the levying  of poll taxes for 180S.  With respect to the supplying of the  Hall Mines with water from the city reservoir the mayor reported that the service  Could uot be given without jeopardizing  the interests of the city. The water had  been supplied one night with the city's  consent and a second time without consent. The result was that the water in  the reservoir was lowered too much for  safety in the even't'of fire.  The Necessity for Better Schools.  Now that there is a government at Victoria that will listen to the requests of the  people of the interior, some steps should  be again taken to secure either the establishment of a high school at Nelson, or  legislation creating a separate school district of Nelson, so that the people of the  city may provide and pay for such school  facilities as they deem requisite. There are  several children who should be going to  school, but who are denied further schooling owing to the absence of anything in  the nature of a high school, and in some  instances parents have been obliged to  send their children, to eastern Canadian  schools in order that they may acquire  that necessary education'which at present  it is impossible to secure in Nelson.  company and the proceeds of the mill run  and secured $0,400. The provincial police  are now endeavoring to locate the thieves.  There is a suspicion now on the part of  some of the officers of the company that  a systematic robbery has been taking  place at the company's property for some  mouths past.   SIMILKAMEEN MINERAL DISCOVERIES.  THE   CRIMINAL   DOCKET  Aldous and Jackson Make Several Locations  on Copper Mountain In Similkameen.  George W. Aldous, who has been prospecting for the past four months in the  Similkameen district with J. M. Jackson,  returned on Saturday with some of the  finest copper .specimens ever brought to  Nelson, which he says were taken from  some claims located in that district by  Jackson and himself. The recording office  for this district is Granite Creek, and he  says that during the past summer from  J50 to 200 locations have been staked in  the section through which he and Jackson  have been prospecting.  The most promising section is what is  known as Copper mountain, which is  about 12 miles from Princeton. On Copper mountain Aldous and Jackson have  three locations, with two-others on(, Wolf  creek and two more on Wolf lake, near  the mouth of Wolf creek. Speaking of  Copper mountain Aldous says that he  never saw liner mineral showings any-  vvhere. On four of the properties shafts  have been sunk to the depth of 10 feet  and are in ore all the way. From development'work performed upon a couple of  of their own locations Aldous &, Jackson  have taken out three or four tons of very-  rich ore carrying bornite of copper, from  which he selected the specimens that he  brought to Nelson. The greatest drawback to this section's develpmeut in the  opinion of Aldous is its lack of means of  communication and pending the completion of the Penticton-Princeton section of  the V., V. ifc E. railway, but little may be  expected of it. The most favored properties are distant from Hope 00 miles over  the Dewdney trail and about 120 miles  from the nearest railway at Spotiees  bridge.  Aldous also made a trip over into the  Nicola section and made four good locations, the ore from which show native  copper. Theie has been very little prospecting done in tlie Nicola section, but the  appearance of the country is most encouraging. In both the Nicola and Similkameen sections prospecting is comparatively easy work.  All the Proceeds Used Up.  The "secretary of the Yukon Goldlields,  a subsidiary company to the London and  B. C. Gold fields, has issued a circular to  to its shareholders respecting the company's operations in the Yukon under the  management of R.B. Wood, formerly of  Ymir. The circular is disappointing in  respect to returns, as the probabilities are  that it will take all the gold recovered to  pay for the season's expenses. ' It speaks  for itself: "Letters dated April, May  and June, together with sketch plans of  the company's No. I Bonanza claim, have  just arrived in London from Mr. R. B.  Wood, the manager in the Yukon. The  letters mention that the quantity of pay  dirt extracted on the company's No. 4  Bonanza claim has been considerably less  than Mr. Wood has expected, owing in a  large measure to the lay holders quitting  work fully a month or six weeks before  it was expected they would have done,  also at their haying run short of cut timber for melting the ground. From the  sketch plan sent by Mr. Wood, it would  appear that about i 1,210 superficial feet  of drifting  work  has been carried put,  producing .'3202 ounces of gold, a result  fully proving the richness of the claim.  Mr. Wood's original estimate, was that,  by working one-quarter of the claim, during the past season, gold to the value of  $200,000 could be expected from it. Now,  so far as. we can gather, instead of 25 per  cent having been .worked, only 7 per cent  of the total area of the claim, or one-third  of what has been expected, has been dealt  with. Considering the limited amount of  work done, and the fact that the lay holders were entitled to half the gold won, the'  directors consider-that the profit made on  last season's working will probably be entirely absorbed by the expenses, which  have been very heavy, owing to the sys-.  tem of an elaborate system of fluming  and sluice boxes. This plant, being available for next season's working, will obviate the necessity of expenditure on this  account, and with the cheaper labor anticipated, the remainder of the property  should yield a large profit to the  company."  Now Workings on Enterprise  Saw workings have been commenced on  the Enterprise, Ten Mile. No. 1 funnel  has been started 115 feet below the No. 2,  and near the.end line of the Iron Morse.  No. 0 tunnel has been commenced ui  towards the   Empre  j  raction. This is  being run in to catch the vein as exposed  in the shaft sunk during the summer. ()re  in these has been carried from the surface,  further revealing the extent of this marvellous chute of ore and enhancing its  great value. In the upraise between No.  2 and No. 3 workings, there is a solid  showing of three feet, of ore. Every  opening on the property carries mineral  in place, all are in a position to be stoped.  Two hundred men could bo employed on  ( he property with cm  force is less than 20.  e, but at present the  Tryin;: to Secure tho Iron Mask.  Negotiations have been resumed for the  purcha-e of the Iron Mask by the Gooder-  liain-Blackstoek   syndicate  at a  reduced  price.  All the Cases Disposed of With the Exception  of the Two for Murder.  Justice Irving disposed of all the criminal cases this week with the exception of  the two murder cases, regina vs.' Bruno,  in which an Italian navvy is charged with  the murder of ah Italian acquaintance ou  the Crow's Nest railway grade, and regina  vs.  Phillips,  a   murder case which comes  , from   Fort Steole for  trial.   These cases  will come up  for trial  early next week.  At this assize  the crown   work is being  conducted by Messrs. Elliot & Lennie, and  all the criminal cases heard so far the defence  was made by W.  A.  Galliher   of  Galliher & Wilson.  Regina vs. Brewster was settled' out of  court on Monday. It was a case of non-  support of wife, and on Monday Brewster,-  deeded over certain oproperty which he  had to his wife and in consequence no bill  was preferred. ���     ��� ���  Regina vs. Olesou was a larceny case in  which the prisoner Oleson was accused of  stealing $130 from a Swede named Strand,  while the latter was sleeping off a drunk  on Vernon street.    The crown  failed  to  bring the offence home to the accused, and  the judge charged in favor of the prisoner,  which resulted in a verdict of not guilty.  Regina vs. Lawson was a larceny case.  The  larceny consisted  in  the  prisoner's'  finding a check and converting the proceeds of the same to his own use.   The  The check in question was issued  by the  Enterprise Mining Company in favor of a  miner   named   McPhail.      It   was   dated  March Mth, IS9S, lost on June 22nd,  and  cashed at the bank of Montreal on behalf  of the finder on  Juljr  10th.    The defence  put in by W. A. Galliher was that it was  reasonable to suppose that a man finding    '  a check dated so far back,  and  the  loser  not   having   advertised    or   posted   any  notice   with  respect  to such loss,  might  infer that the owner had given up  hope  of recovering  the same.    He also  dwelt  upon the fact that no evidence had  been  presented to the jurors to show that the  prisoner could htive found  out who the  owner was.   The   court  very effectually  disposed of this contention,  saying  that  the cases cited by the defence in support  of   the   same   had   been   overr-ruled   by  statute.    1 le said it was no excuse that the  original motive of the finder was honest if  h��. subsequently converted  the property  to his own use.    He added, however, that  if the jury thought there was no hope of  the   prisoner   finding  the owner of   the  check they could acquit him.    A verdict  of guilty was returned, and the prisoner  sentenced to a term of nine months  imprisonment with hard labor.  Regina vs. Scott was also a larceny case.  The prisoner was accused of having been  an accomplice of Lawson's in that he  cashed the check found and divided the  proceeds, knowing the same to have been  stolen. In this case Mr. Galliher, on behalf  of the prisoner, entered a plea of guilty.  He asked for the clemency of the court  owing to the peculiar nature of the case,  and the judge sentenced the prisoner to  three months at hard labor.  Regina vs. Kane was thrown out by the  grand jury. This was a case of an alleged  attempt at rape. At the preliminary investigation Mrs. McEvoy of Erie, testified  that the accused Kane forced his way  through a window into a room occupied  by her daughter about midnight on July  30th, that her daughter screamed, and on  Mrs. McEvoy's going into the room that  Kane made his escape by jumping out of  the window. There was .conflicting evidence at the preliminary examination as  to the identification of Kane. Mrs.  McEvoy and a witness named Rosseau  professed to having identified tlie man as  Kane. The girl, however, testified that it  was too dark for her to recognize who the  intruder was.  Regina vs. Fitzgerald was the Brooklyn  stabbing case in which the 'prisoner' was  accused of stabbing Matthew Hays of  Brooklyn. The defence set up by the  ��� prisoner's counsel was that the prisoner  at the time of the stabbing was temporarily insane either from the effects of a  spree or other cause, and that he was  suffering from an hallucination that he  was pursued by a mob of men who were  going to kill him, and that he attacked  Hayes thinking he was doing so in self-  defence. Neither the man who received  the injuries, the keeper of the hotel where  the stabbing occurred, or his wife appeared as witnesses, and they are sup-'  posed to have left the country. The  prisoner having admitted the offence to  several witnesses their evidence was not  necessary to prove the wounding. The  jury returned a verdict of guilty of  wounding and not with intent to commit  murder. The court sentenced the prisoner  to twelve mouths imprisonment at hard  labor.   Report on the Monarch Group.  The report of J. 1... Parker on the Monarch group, located four miles of the  Silver King group, and the same distance  west of the N. & F. S. railway, is most  encouraging to the new owners of the  claims. Several very satisfactory assays  have been made, and it is computed that  the ore will average 7 per cent copper and  from a trace to $10 in gold. The claims  are to be developed by the Monarch .Mining Company.   The Cassiur Election  According to kite advices from the  north the final result of the election in  Cassia r district is even yet not obtainable.  On September 1st there were still six  places (o be heard from, with a total voting strength of not more than 20 all told,  the totals without them being: Clifford-  ISI : Irving, 13S: MacTavish. 50.  KM ���  I mmifw M-Wl BnjlBwaeniii-i n in _�� ____, ^ THE-TRIBUNE.   NELSON   B.C.   SATURDAY, fclCP-TKMBM-i- tffj IMS  PUBLISH _!RS  NOTICE.  iliinliiy-  THK THIIIU^CK   !-  , u'-.j-I ���������    on   .-;fi unliiy-, by  Tin;  TltlHC.VK Pulil.lSIUNl. Co.MlMN V.,.11 i'  Mill   III-  mailed  10 subscribers on p.i\ mem of '! wu i '<>u..\ks ;i y;ir.  N'o subscription  t.-il:.'-:. for It:-- lliai; u  voir.  RKGULAlt, A!>VKI:TIr>K.MJ.:NTS'prinlc-il ill [bo following rules: Oiks inch, $M a yc;ir; e.vo inulius,  SGO a year; three inohc- $S1 a year; four inches,  S!)(i a year: live im-lu-. Tl' a yeiir: six inches and  over, at iho rate of Si.50 an inch tier month.  TltAN'KJlCNT AOVICKTISKMICXTS L'D cents a line for  first insertion ami in cent- a Ii:iis for each additional  insertion.    Birth,  i:i.irr!.i.!;i-. and death notices free.  LOOAL OR JlEAMXG IWATTEJi N'OTIUiCS 25 cents a.  line each insertion.  JOB PIUNTIN'd al fiin- rates. All accounts for job  printing and .-.dveru'sing payable on tlio lii'M of  every month; -nbsoriplion, in, advance.  ADDRESS al! coiiunuiiicaXions to  TUIC THIBCXIC. Kelson, J!. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  T A BA(J & l-'OHIN���rliyMCiaiis and .Surgeoiis. Koum.-  ������   .'I, I and 5, itifjelow block, Nelson.   Telephone ii.  j")K. J. A. AIJ.MSTKOXCi-GovejiJiiienl Veterinary  U liiipcclu:1. 'I'reats diseases of nil domestic aniinal.->.  All stock iu^peeled al Xclson.    Nelson, li. ('.  Dlt. .1. W. OL'tNLAX. DKN'I'I'S'I'-Oftico:  Mara Ulock,  liakei- .Sireel, Nel-on.  ___  A."  J. Ft. IIOUMICS. C. K.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  I\ O. box S2, KiiMo, H. U.  11.   HOLD I OH���Analytical Chemist and Ar-Miyer.  \*irl,ori;i -ireel. Xelson.  T C. GU'ILLIM. RA.He. & W. S. .lOHNSOX. IXA.-Sc.  " ��� --Mining Knjfineers and Analytical ChomistJ,  Slouau Wry, )i. C.  LODGE    MEETINGS.  (juence the offending ]ieo))le of Ontario  mayexpect to find themselves brought to  book. The matter wa.s introduced at the  synod by the moving of the following  resolution by the Stratford clergyman:  '" Whereas the birth rate in the province  " of Ontario, being 20. per thousand of  " population, is a lower birthrate than in  " France, be it resolved that this synod  "' views with anxiety the lowness of the  " birthrate in that province and urges  " the government to take measures, to  ���' ascertain whether it is due to defective  '��� registration or toother and more serious  " causes, and that a committee be appoin-  " ted on the subject of vital statistics."  In Ontario, in 180:]. the birth rate per J000  was 10.S; in 1SUI, 10.2; in IS)/), IS.8; in  IS00, 20.7. In England and Wales the rate  per 1000 whs, in I WW, oO.K: in 1S05, .'30.5;  and much abused France, 21.2. The rate  in Quebec in ISO! was $.).'>, and in IS00  oscillated between .'30 and 40.  A XELSON LODGE, NO. 23. A. V. & A. 11. -Meet  tyfyr second Wednesday in oat h month. Sojournim  fw\ brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS-Nelson Lodge, No, L'.>.  Knights of Pythias, meoi.s in Castle hall, llacdon-  idd block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  second and fourth Tuo.-d.-iy evening at S o'clock. All  visiting knights are cordially invited to attend.  fiKOIiRK Koss, K. of It. & S.  It. G. Jov, 0. C.  ��Jxe" @riimixe+  SATURDAY   MORNING.  .SICITKMHKI! 21, 1S!IS  . Last week the  legislative assembly  of  the Northwest Territories passed a resolution expressing its willingness to cede  to the province of British Columbia all  that  portion  of the  territories  situated  immediately to the north of the present  northern boundary of this province. This  territory comprises all  the  known gold  bearing sections of the Canadian  Vukon.  Whether the passing of the resolution expressing willingness to cede the territory  will lead to the extension of this province  depends upon the  willingness of this province   to accept the  responsibilities   involved and the willingness of the federal  government to consent to the change.  As  matters stand the title to the land, minerals and  timber in' the district, are at  present vested in the Dominion  government, and as there is practically no other  source of revenue in  the district the administration of ail'airs is also in the hands  of the federal authorities, the control of  the   Territories    being   merely  nominal.  There is  no  reason  to  believe  that the  federal    government   would   consent   to  surrender its title to the lands, minerals  and  timber in the   Yukon in return for  the administration of affairs by the provincial   government,   and   without   this  consideration there is no prospect of the  provincial authorities looking with favor  upon    the    project.   By    a    system    of  mining   royalties   the dominion  govern-  ��� meiit has made the Yukon a  self sustaining,  if not indeed  a revenue producing  district,  and  it is   not   likely   that any  arguments setting out the advantage of  provincial as against federal administration would have sufficient weight to cause  the dominion to forego the probable profits   which   it   may   secure    through   its  exactions from the mining industry.   The  desirability of having the Yukon section  brought   under   provincial    control   was  advocated   in   the provincial   legislature  some  time ago,   but it was not regarded  favorably by the provincial government  as it was thought that the  uecessary expenditures   would    largely    exceed    the  probable revenue.    That the matter will  be taken up again upon the assembling of  parliament is quite likely, but the  probabilities are that the Yukon  for some time  io come will continue to yield its revenues  and  its  scandals  to   the government at  Ottawa. .  DcuiNG. the recent railway rate war  the cost of traveling in Canada was something like what it ought to be, but now  that the war is over the rates will climb  back to the old figures, and the trip across  the continent, will cost something more  than double what it costs at present. Before the rale war started tiie Canadian  Pacific linilway Company's rates from  Toronto to the coast, were $01.SO and  $���">.S'.i, and during the progress of the war  . they .went down to $.'3.") and $25. Before  i he war tln-re was not .much 'complaint on  the score of excessive rales, but now that  the people have .experienced the benefits  of cheap transportation something in (lie  nature of a protest may be expected  when tin.' old rates are again imposed.  Ox Monday, the royal commission appointed by the Semlin government will  commence an investigation into the circumstances connected with the payment,  by the Turner administration, of certain  sums of money to the contractors upon  the new parliament buildings, and also  into the circumstances connected with  the reference to a- court of arbitration of  certain payments in dispute between the  same contractors and the provincial government. In this matter chief justice  McColl has been appointed sole commissioner, and A. L. Belyea has been entrusted with the preparation of the evidence to be brought before the' commissioner on behalf of the government. The  payments in question include .that of  $30,000 to McGregor, Jeeves and Baker, as  the representatives of Adams, the original  contractor on masonry, and that of $3,-114  to Richard Drake, another contractor.  The object of the inquiry is said to be to  determine whether these sums were  earned under the contract, and whether  the payment of them if earned represented all the contractors were entitled to  under their contracts.  them. At the conference in Toronto last  week an attempt wa.s made by the more  liberal members to have these prohibitions  removed. r They denied the truth of the  assumption that the proscribed amusements were sinful, and questioned the  wisdom of their co-religionists in prohibiting what might be perfectly harmless  amusements. They also argued that it  was against the best interests of the  church to maintain tho prohibitions which  were not.respected, and which the church  authorities made no effort to'enforce, nnd  for a time there was quite a warm debide.  But in the end those opposed to the  change triumphed and for the next four  years at least the Methodists of'Canada  can neither dance, play cards, or go to  the theatre without offending against the  rules of the church.  iflnns  si  In order to make room for our fall stock of'Groceries, Crockery,  etc., we offer to the people of Nelson a rare chance to buy at  rock bottom prices.   For quotation;  call  a.  nd see us at once.  Thick ic is an Engl'Mi church clergyman  .down in Ontario who is afraid that, the  church will lose its grip by reason of  having nothing left to grip upon. This  clergyman's name is I). Williams of Stratford, and at the < anglican synod at  Montreal this week he sounded the note  of warning, tha.t there was cause for  apprehension in that the married people  oi Oo i.-ii io do not 'have a sufficient number  ���ol'ehildren. One would imagine that this  vt- a puiely dome-tie mailer, but it ap-  }<mis i hai it comes within the purview of  s.ii������    church   /mi horitie��,   and   in   conse-  Coloxkl Ba ickk is now on his way to  England on private business. At convenient points along the way he undertakes  to inform the people as to what may be  expected in the political way in this pro-  .vince. The last budget of news released  by the colonel is to the effect that there is  still a good light left in the old government party, and that this will be evidenced when the inevitable dead-lock  takes place upon the assemblying of parliament. He further says that the members of the Turner cabinet do not intend  to let matters rest as they are at present,  after having insults heaped upon them,  but that they intend to bring the whole  circumstances connected with their dismissal to the attention of the federal government and ask for a thorough investigation. This no doubt sounds very well  to outsiders, but there are those resident  in the'province.'who predict" that between  now and the assembling of parliament  many things may happen which may relieve the dismissed ministers from the  necessity of carrying their complaint to  Ottawa. The new government may have  investigations of its own in progress;...  Til ic prohibition workers in the east  have induced the honorables Sydney  Fisher and George E. Foster to take the  stump in the interests of their pet scheme.  Their presence upon the prohibition platform is being urged as a contradiction ol  the statement that prhibition in Canada  is not outside the pale of practical politics,  and that the federal government cannot  do without the revenues at present derived from the liquor traffic.  Ox Wednesday the electors of the Nelson riding returned Hon.  J.  Fred Hume  by acclamation to represent them in  the  provincial-legislature.    The return of the  minister of mines completes the list'of by-  elections, premier Semlin, finance minister  Cotton     and   attorney    general    Martin  having been similarily returned by their  constituents on Saturday.   The new government appears to be getting along vei-y  satisfactorily.    First  the   organs  of   the  late   government   asserted   (hat  premier  Semlin   would   not   be   able   to   form   a  cabinet, then that his. ministers could not  be returned, and later when   this  seemed  likely to happen, it wa.s asserted  that the  new government would not survive a want  of confidence in the house.    'With  the ex-    party  in  ereise of a little patience the organs of the  late government, svill  see all  these  seemingly    impossible    things   accomplished.  The  next milestone is the want of confidence motion, and   the  probabilities are  that  the new government   will  go  by it  like a Hash.  Sonic twelve years ago the members of  the Methodist church in Canada decided  to improve upon the Methodism of one  Wesley, and prepared a list of mandatory  "dontV for the faithful. Among these  were prohibitions against dancing, theatre  going and card playing. The result was  that those who thought it sinful to dance,  to play cards, or go to the theatre, abstained from doing these things as before,  while those who saw no harm in them  cultivated the forbidden amusements,  and   the   church    authorities  winked  at  Tmc Laurier government has filled the  vacancy upon the supreme court bench,  caused by the advancement of justice McColl to the office of chief, justice. The  new justice is Archer Martin of Victoria,  llis appointment may fairly be said lobe  his reward for political services, as aside  from politics he was, comparatively  speaking, unknown. When the death of  Hon. Theodore Da vie rendered the office  of chief justice vivctint several months  ago, the Province, with which Archer  Martin was connected, started a Martin  boom for the chief justiceship, but tire  absurdity of this was so apparent that  the matter was not treated seriously by  the press of the province. It can scarcely  be said that the appointment of Archer  Martin to the supreme court bench is  popular, either with the members of the  legal profession or throughout the province. This, however, might occur in the  case of the apointment of a really capable,  man, and there, is nothing to show that  Archer Martin is not capable or that he  will not make a good judge.  Tmc AVoman's Christian Temperance  Union of Chicago is in an agony of suspense over the christening of the battleship Illinois. Governor Tanner has coin-  missioned Miss Nancy Leiter to name the  battleship, and in the course of events  that young lady would probably have  broken a bottle of wine over the bow of  the great battleship, and given it its name  as it slid into the water. This, however,  is not in accordance with the views of the  advanced temperance thinkers who comprise the temperance union, and they  have intervened to save the good ship  from a career of drunkenness. They have  communicated with Miss Leiter, president  McKinley, and secretary Alger, protesting  against the use of wine at the christening,  but so far have failed in their attempts  at scoring a great usual victory.  R. E. Gosxicll, who for some years  served the Turner government in the dual  capacity of provincial librarian and  private secretary to premier: Turner, has  been notified that his services will, no  longer be required. The librarian was a  very able man, and had his energies been  restricted to lookiug after the interests of  the provincial library, it is doubtful if he  would have been removed. However (he  nature of his former employment,, as  practically the confidential secretary of  the ex-premier,-, rather unfitted him for  the changed condition of affairs. It is  currently reported that-'MrTGosnell will  resume newspaper work, so that the press  of the province stands to gain by the  change. ���      ' '    ���' "."''.  The people of British Columbia can  sympathize with Cecil Rhodes in his defeat in the. Cape elections. The election  figures show that he had to go against  the same odds in his fight against president Kreuger that the opposition party  in this province faced when it went  against Turnerism this summer. The  Rhodes party secured the popular vote by  a big majority, but the constituencies  were so gerrymandered that the minority  voters secured a majority of three in a  house of seventy-seven. For 20 of the  seats the Rhodes party secured 55,418  votes, while for 20 seats the followers of  Oom Paul had but 20,728 votes.  Tmc Brooklyn News says that the division of the Yale-Kootenay-Cariboo district would make many friends for the  Liberal government -throughout Koote-  nay. The News might also say that the  division of the district would add a conservative member to the following of that  jf.'j       **,  Telephone 10,  Baker, Street, Nelson  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  All types of electrically operated mining* and power apparatus  Sole agents for complete Victor Blasting* Machines  We also sell the g'enuine Bell Telephones  British Columbia Branch Offices  (irunvillc Slrcct ���VANCOUVKIt  Kootciiiiv liislricl���X1CLSUN  ^H-A-OXriC   X3_A.E,LI."nsTC3-,    k'uolLMiny Agent  ,w:i:.\'T  KOll  VIKH  KOI'K  AM)  t.lO.VKU.M. .M.VCII I.VKItV  r^s  BRANCH MARKETS      Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan  District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District .  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Ordors.bv mail earofully filled anri Dfomn^lv forwarded. -  NO    REST   Iff   THE     GRAVE  Ihe Body of Columbus Continually on the  Go-Not Much of It Lett.  The Spaniards have been wringing i heir,  hands at the idea of thu a.shes of Columbus  falling into the hands of the detested  Vankees. The remains of the great discoverer lie buried in the choir of the  cathedral of Havana. The body of  Columbus has been as restless as that of  St. Bede. It, has never been able to find  a quiet resting place. The great sailor  died at Valhidolid in Spain on ascension  day, 150(5. He expressed a wish to be  buried in the island of San Domingo.  Joannes, his wife'! took incessant care of  the    body   of   her   husband.    For   three  years   Lhe   body   wa<   deposited 'in   the  church of Sail Francisco Valhidolid, where  it found its first resting place.    In   151:5 it  was   removed   to   Seville.    There   it   remained for.23 years.    The body was again  disinterred and carried across  the Atlantic.    It  found  its   next  renting  place  in  San   Domingo, as Columbus had  wished.  When the island was ceded to J'Vance, the  bones were taken to Havana and solemnly buried in the Cathedral in January, in  .1790.    What remained  of  the  body  was  placed in an urn in a niche in the left \v'all  of the channel, and covered with a marble  slab.    Recently   the   inhabitants of San  Domingo have claimed that the bones of  the discoverer of the uew world still rest  in their soil.    It appears  that  when   tlie  bones svere removed to Cuba the priest of  San Domingo kept back half and hid them  in   the   south   of   the   sacristy   of   their  Cathedral.    Here they were discovered in  1S77.    If  the Spanish  government again  claim the ashes of Columbus, the restless-  spirit of the explorer will have to  return  to Spain, for every inch of terri tory which  he presented to his adopted country will  have passed from her rule.  Natural Growth of Temperance.  Thirty years ago a man might pose as  respectable and still make a beastl5r exhibition of himself in public. Today few  men can hold a position of trust who  are addicted to drinking, even ������moderately. The growth of the people, along the  lines of genuine temperance during the  past quarter of a century has been truly  marvelous. If the so-called temperance  party will only let well enough alone the  teetotal millennium may soon arrive. But  if they insist on prohibition when the  people are not educated to respect it they  run a very great risk of throwiug Canada  back to where it was fifty years ago.  TO   T  BJtt}  Killed np willi  11:11 lis :!iid  inoilcri  udiivciiiunucs  apply to  m  ill  Received Daily from Spokane at the  TH1C CHICAI'KST I'LACK IF THE CITY KOU FitUITS. 01-' A LI. K1XDS.  MILLS & JLOTT, Cor. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelson.  The Slin'oting Season  is- now on  Greener, Parker, Remington, Clabrougli, and W. Richards Guns  The most, complete line of Kilns ;unl the lowest prices in the Dominion. ;  TISDALL'S      G-TTILSr      STOEE,      v7"A]SrCOIJVEB.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G.'Q.. Buchanan, Prop.  First  class   lumber   at   right   prices     Also   a   full   line   of   Sash,  Doors,- Turned Work,  etc,,  constantly on  hand.  the  house of   commons.     The  prospect of this will doubtless prompt  the Libera] government to forego greater  friendships in Kootenay in the hope of  preventing'the growth of. Conservative  ���strength in the house of commons.  O.v Thursday next every mam whose  name appears on the' provincial' voters  list will be entitled to cast a vote upon  the prohibition plebiscite. The voting is  for the purpose of determining whether  the people of the dominion are in favor of  prohibition or not. Should this be determined in the affirmative it will then be  for the federal government to decide  what shall be done in the way of meeting  the wishes of the majority.  DKiMn'y-AT'rouxicY-GicxiciiALS.Mrm has  resigned his office and will leave for Dawson City as the representative of the legal  firm of Tapper, Peters it Potts of Victoria. I  Returns from Hall Mines Shipments.  The Sunshine, Limited, a subsidiary I  company of the Lillooet, Fraser River &  Cariboo Gold Fields, Limited, announces  the receipt of another check amounting  to $0211.11 in respect of a shipment of  about 5.j tons of ore from its Silver Cup  property in the Trout Lake district, to  the Hall Mines smelter. About 050 tons  of this ore has been shipped during tho  past few months, yielding (freight, treatment and duty charges deducted), nearly  $70,00.0 from the different smelters.       t.  Hay Making at Dawson City  The latest statement of malfeasance  against dominion government officials in  Dawson is that charges of $."> and $10 are  being made for admission to the gold  commissioner's office, those wdio pay being  admitted through a side door, while  others are kept waiting so long for admission through the front door that it_ is  often too late to record the claims, which  perhaps have been recorded by. the side  door in the meantime.  Government Wins in South Ontario.  Charles Calder, the opposition member  returned from South Ontario, who defeated minister Bidden, has been knocked j  out in the courts on a protest. Nine cases  of corruption were proven against Calder's  .workers. .Dryden will contest the by-  election in the interests of the Hardy government. He has to face a Conservative ;  majority of some 00 odd votes. i  Yard:   Foot Hendryx Street.       JOHN RAE, Agent.  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George.E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd,      UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  "S!  When  Requiring Thoroughly Seasoned Lumber   Call   and  Inspect   Stock.  In stock flooring, lininy  moiililitiK'S doors,  window.-  and sashes  made   to  Kvcry description of joinery, doors and  order.  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL and FRONT ST.  \&\  U!  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  J,  All communications relating   to  British   Columbia   business to be addressed   lo  P.O.  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has been   established, in  connection' with   the   Nelson
Branch "of this Bank.
DEPOSITS OF $1 AND UPWARDS
received, and current rate of interest allowed (at present 3; per  cent, per annum).
GEORGE KYDD, Manager.
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THE   KHALIFA   AND   HIS   POWER
Importance'in the Moslem World of the Victory
of General Kitchener
The destruction of the power of the
khalifa in the city of Omdurman is u grea't
event in the Mohammedan world, for
t here is nothing which the Moslem rulers
of the present day fear more than the
establishment of the universal rule of the
Mahdi.
According to Moslem theology, a ruler
who shall be known as Ul-Mahdi, or " the-
rightly directed om<, leader or guide,"
shali appear in the last days upon the
earth. The people of Persia hold that
this Mahdi has already appeared in the
.. person of Abnl Kasim. the twelfth Imam,
who is believed to be concealed until' the
day of ids manifestation before the end
of this world. Jhit the Siuini .Moslems of
India, Turkey, lOgvpl, Afghanistan and
Arabia say that he has not yet appeared,
and consequently they are in expectation
of the appearance of some great leader
who will weld together the forces of Islam
and conquer the whole earth.
The sayings of the prophet on this subject are somewhat notable. For example,
ho is related to have said "the mahdi will
be descended from me. He will be a man
■with an open countenance and with a
high nose. He will fill the earth with
equity and justice, even as it has been
filled with villainy and oppression, and he
will reign over the earth seven years."
It was in accordance with this prophecy
that Mohammed Ahmed, the mahdi of the
Soudan, asserted his right to the dignity
of mahdi. Jle was born in Dougolo of a
poor and obscure family, but said he was
descended in direct line from Kutima, the
prophet's daughter. When a child he was
taken by his father to Khartoum, where
as a young 'man he gave himself up entirely to religious exercises. As the outcome of certain local disturbances' he
became an important leader of the people
and eventually declared himself the
mahdi. 'His prestige, especially in the
'.eyes of the Arabs, rose enormously, and
letters were despatched in all directions proclaiming the fact that,
according to the sayings of the prophet,
the mahdi had appeared. And he Was
immediately credited with working ■'such
miracles as placed his identity beyond dispute. This was the man Who imprisoned
general Gordon and was responsible for
his death. The cruelties and atrocities
perpetrated in the massacre which
followed Gordon's death are beyond
description.
But in the midst of this reign of terror
the mahdi was stricken with typhus fever,.
and shortly before his death he nominated
Abdullah as his khalifa, or vicegerent.
This is the mau who is being pursued by
the British cavalry, and whose capture
will probably put an end to the difficulties in' the Soudan. Slatiu Pasha describes him as a .man cf middle stature,
with a light-brown cqmplexiou, a sympathetic Arab face on which the marks of
smallpox are traceable, au aquiline nose,,
a well shaped mouth, slight moustache,
and a fringe of hair on his cheeks, but
rather thicker on his chin, and with a row
of glistening white teeth which are visible
when he smiles. The khalifa's pride and
confidence in his own powers were indescribable, and he firmly believed that he
was capable of doing anything and everything, as he said he acted solely by divine
guidance. After the mahdi's death this
khalifa addressed a letter to thequeen of
England, requesting her majesty to sub-
mit to his rule and embrace Islam.
His character is a strange mixture of
malice and cruelty. He delights to annoy
and cause disappointment, and is never
happier than when he is robbing families
wholesale and."seizing and executing ail
persons ■ of influence and authority. Ic
wtis this Abdullah who gave the order for
no quarter at the storming of Khartoum,
Khalifa conducted the public prayers five
times a day according to the injunctions
of his religion, and immediately after the
night prayers he would sit in the niche of
the mosque and receive visitors. On these
occa^'iiuis several thousands would be
piesent and (he khalifa would be very
careful in selecting persons whom he desired io hiinrir.
klvery I'Viday at midday prayer the
khalifa wnild preach a sermon in Arabic,
bpgiiiningwii.li Ihe salutation "Peace be
upon you, O friends of the Mahdi."
The khalifa is really a Wahhabi in his
religious senfimenis, and consequently he
regards many currentcustomsas idolatry'.
Smoking-is forbidden, as we'll as the wearing ofsilkeu garments and gold ornaments.
After the fall of'Khartoum the mahdi
selected Omdurman as a temporary camp,
•but the khalifa, made it the sacred city of
the Moslems and regarded the tomb of
the Mahdi as equal in point of sanctity to
the tomb of the prophet of Medina. The
city covers the length of about, six I3ng-
iish miles and consists of thousands and
thousands of straw huts. The great
mosque is a brick building about500yards-
long and 350 yards broad. The Mahdi's
tomb is a domed building whitewashed
and by 'ho means a structure of beauty.
South of the tomb is the great enclosure
of the khalifa's palace, which is surrounded by a high wall built.of'red. rock. ■
The town of Omdurman is built for the
' most part on fairly level ground, but here
and there are a few small hills. The population of the city is distributed according to tribes. The Arabs live in the southern quarter and the iVile valley people
in the northern portion. A number of
new wells have been dug, tmd while those
in the southern portion of the city are
mostly brackish, there are a few wells
ninety feet in depth which yield very
good water.
The common city prison is that in which
Charles Keufeld has spent so many years,
subject to the greatest privations, and
merely kept alive by (lie occasional supplies which reached him through the
black servants he brought with him from
Egypt. Witlr the exception of sister
Theresa Grigolini, the Roman Catholic
missionaries succeeded in escaping, but
the British conquest' of the city has
brought freedom to both Dr. Neufeld and
sister Theresa.
The state of things in Omdurman for
the past ten years' of so lias been a disgrace to Christian Europe. If the great
powers of Europe ■■could act as one man
against the combined . influences" of .'the
semi-savage armies of the Soudan, such a
condition of thingsas that which has existed iu Omdurman would not be endured.
Brit, as matters now staud, the armies of
Christendom do not show a united front,
and, consequently, every Mohammedan
ruler in the world, whether he be the
sultan of Turkey, the bey of Morroco, the
ameer of Cabul, the shah of Persia, the
sherif of Mecca, the sultan of Zanzibar, or
even the mahdi himself, considers it his
first religious duty to pray and Work for
the subjugation of the world to the religion of the Prophet. General Kitchener's victory .over the Dervishes will strike
terror |nto every Moslem army and will
be a set-off against that conquest of Thes-
saly which undoubtedly induced the
Moslems on the Afghan frontier to combine for the destruction of Christian
power in Central Asia. <
Are now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit on
Dawson City, Yukon District.
'.DR.   GRANT. ON   PROHIBITION.
and' it was he. and not his master, the
mahdi, who authorized the wholesale
massacre of men, women and children at
the fall of the city. He has caused the
death of thousands of iunocent people,
and Statin Pasha says that when he was
in prison the khalifa had the right hand
and left foot of a certain general publicly
cut off in the market place because he had
been unsuccessful in an expedition. But
in spite of his tyrannical nature he is
said to be devoted to his eldest sou, Osman,
wdio is now a young man of 25 years
of age.
The khalifa's harem consists of -100
wives. In accordance with the law of
Islam he has four legal wives, but, according to this law, he is allowed to have any
number of concubines, who, as Slatin
Pasha says, vary in color from light
brown to deepest black and represent
nearly every tribe in the Soudan. These
women are almost entirely cut off from
intercourse with tlie outer world, and
doubtless have hailed with joy the arrival
of the British liberators.
During his residence at Omdurinan the
The Gratification of Thirst
According to the latest British board of
trade   report,   the  Bavarians    must    be
thirsty souls.   They drink more than any
other Europeans, last year  consuming 50
gallons of beer per heacfannually,   in addition to considerable amounts of spirits
and wine.    Nor is the rest of Germany far
behind   Bavaria.     The consumption  per
capita   in   the   whole   fatherland  is 25.5
gallons of beer, 1.00 gallons of  wine,  and
1.0!  of spirits,  so  that the popular conception   of  the  German  as  a  mere beer
drinker is a fallacy, for he is  thus  shown,
to consume more spirits than  any  of his
rivals.    Frenchmen take first rank as wine
bibbers, each  one being debited  with  20
gallons a year,  anil   moreover as   large
quantities of wine are drunk in the  vineyard districts of which no official  cognisance is taken,  this estimate  is probably
far below the mark.   Very little  beer is
drunk in France, and most probably much
of it should be charged against the various
foreign   colonies.     The' united  kingdom
consumes Ml   gallons of  beer  and  1.01 of
spirits per head, while its consumption of
wine is inlinitessimal.    The United States
is said to consume Vi gallons of  beer and
.H'i of a gallon of spirits  per  annum,   but
these amounts are said to be increasing at
a geometrical  ratio.    Canada,  according,
to the inland  revenue  department,  consumes 3.5 gallons of beer, .02 of a gallon of
spirits, and practically no  wine,  so  that
the   people   of   Canada    certainly    rank
among the most temperate.
The Drilling Contest at Rossland
The rock drilling contest at Tlossland
on Monday proved a record breaker so far
as provincial drilling contests are concerned. The entries were Burns and
Davis, and McNicol and Tallon. Burns
and Davis started first and at the end of
fifteen .iniuujtes the judges recorded ."!():}
inches. McNicol and Tallon then went on
and they bored 37 inches in the alloted
time, thus beating the hitherto champions
of British Columbia by Oi; inches. Burns
and McNicol did the striking.
Dr. Grant, one of the. foremost men in
Canada, some time ago expressed himself
as opposed to any form of national prohibition. For this expression of opinion he
has been subjected to abuse and thrpats
from prohibitionists and slandered in the
press and from the pulpits.
IIa ving expressed himself as opposed to
prohibition, it was expected (hat Dr.
Grant would discuss ihe matter from the
public platform. Thi-, however, he declined to do, and in a letter so declining"
he makes the following observations,
which may b<' read with advantage by
everyone who intends to casta vote upon
the question on Thursday:
The question at issue is simple.   A number of clergymen teach that it is a sin to
legalize, that is, to restrict or to regulate
in any way, whether by license or by the
Gothenburg,  or  the dispensary,  or   any
other system,   the  sale of distilled, tormented and malt liquors.    Of course, if it
.is immoral to sell  it is immoral to  buy.
Not content with imposing their views on
the members of the church to which they
belong, they wish to impose them on  the
state; and to effect this they are forming
a    solid    denominational     vote.     Other
clergymen, backed by the groat majority
of thoughtful laymen, resist this attempt
at tyrannizing over thecommunity. They
respect their well-meaning brethren: and
they   themselves—far   from   considering
the license system the best—are suggesting other'methods of regulating the traffic;
but   their   main    dependence   is  on   the
Gospel, and on  the moral, economic and
industrial forces of society, all  of  which
are operating steadily on the side of temperance, and making intemperance a decaying  vice,  and  Canada a  remarkably
sober community.
This simple question, now before the
people, should not be burdened with personalities and misleading statements. For
expressing my opinion as a citizen 1 have
been slandered in the press and from pulpits, and have also been the recipient of
scores of anonymous letters filled with
vile insinuations, abuse and threats., That
style of controversy ought to be out of
date. It helps no cause. Still less can
good result from hints or statements that
Gait, Tiliey and Gladstone were in favor
of national prohibition. Tiliey strongly
favored local option laws like the Scott
act, for these insist on local majorities,
and thus hold out a prospect of their being
enforced ; whereas national prohibition
must confessedly be helpless in the hundreds of cities and towns where the local
majority is tlie other way. For the'same
reason, the famous evangelist, D. L.
Moody,, is utterly opposed to national
prohibition. Everyone acknowledges his
common sense. Gladstone, however,'was
not even a total. abstainer, and he pronounced local option an "absurd delusion."
He actually regarded the preference for
mild claret over strong port as a sign of
of loch Kwe, and wlvi' i
i he \ iiin Lfi.i is i ii 11 it. j-
rhe   present   head   of
Maree, or Mary's loch,.must have at one
li'ne been a continu'ition of loch Ewe
bfforo the last elevation of land took
place in that island, when (he sites, of
many of the seaport towns, such asLeith,
Greenock, Musselburgh, etc., were covered
twice a day by the waters of the ocean.
This instance—-and there are several such
throughout Scotland—goes to. prove that
a Gaelic speaking people existed in that
country about three thousand years ago,
which is about the time, according to
geologists, when the hist elevation of
land occurred.
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and
Tim: Uji.kk ^lixtxo Company (foreign).
TN OUICDIICN'CIC tot
...Plaintiffs
.Defendants.
Throe Men Drowned In Revelstoke. Canyon
Three men were drowned in the canyon
above Bevelstoko on Friday last. .'There
were seven in the party, proceeding with
a boat load of machinery and six tons of
supplies for" the French Creek Mining
Company. After hard work the men had
forced their frail craft up the narrow
cleft in the rocks through which the Columbia boils, until within a short distance
ol the head of the canyon. The danger
was supposed to be past when a strong
eddy can ied the bow of the boat out and
the force of the current broadside at once
capsized it. There was one man ashore to
look after the line, and with his aid three
of the crew managed(to get out, but the
others, W. Doyle...Joseph Rawlinson and
Newman, a Swede, were never seen again.
The boat was wrecked and the cargo.lost.
Navigation . from Teslin Lake to Dawson
Chief engineer Coste of the public works
department, who was sent to the Yukon
last spring to look into the navigability
of the route from Teslin lake to Dawson,
which it,was intended to connect with the
proposed railway from Glenora to Teslin,
reporis to tho department from Fort
Selkirk, stating that there is a free course
for vessels drawing three ieet of water
from the head of Teslin lake .down the
Ilootalinqua and' Lewis rivers to Fort
Selkirk. From Fort Selkirk it is plain
sailing to'Dawson. Mr. Coste says that
he anticipates no famine in the Teslin lake
region. 	
Sandon Man Drowned on Great Slave Lake
Frank Hoffman of Sandon, was drowned
on Great Slave lake on July J7th, by the
boat in which he was being swamped.
Hoffman was accompanied on the trip by
his wife and Messrs. Joe Sneider and J. A.
Moffmeyer of Sandon. They had a boat
loaded with 2500 pounds of supplies. The
boat was driven on to the rocks near the
shore and was destroyed and the cargo
lo.*>t. Hoffman was the only one drowned.
Mrs. Hoffman and Sneider joined another
Yukon bound party and went on. Mr.
Ilofi'meyer returned to Edmonton.
writ, of Fieri Facias issued out of
Ihe above Court to me direcled in the above suit for
Ihe sum of §2I(!.(if! Debt and CosLs together with interest
on tlie same, besides Sherili"n. fees, poundage and other
expenses of tin's execution. I have seized and will oiler
for sale, by Public Auction at the Court House, Nelson,
on Monthly, the ,'IIsl day of October. A. 1)., 1SUS, at I'J
o'clock noon, All the right, title and intorest'of the above
defendants in the lands described below, or sufficient,
[hereof lo satisfy the judgment, debt and costs in this
action:
District.
Kootenay
District
Number
of
Lots '
Lot 857,
: Group I
Concise Description
of -Properly
Lot 8.07, Group 1,
known as the "Idler''
^Mineral Claim.
Koootcnay District
, Folate
or
InIcrest
PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION
Under the direction of the Iloyal Agricultural
and Industrial homely of HrinVh Columbia. ■
October 5th to 13th inclusive
at New Westminster
IN .CONJUNCTION" WITH TIUC CITIZICXS' GRAND
VKARLV CKLICUKATION
$18,000
IN PJtlZI'.S
$18,000
Tlie premium list is'the largest ever offered
west of Toronto
Title
Under
Crown
Grant
(issued but
not yet
registered)
When lo be sold
.Mondav, Ihe Hist day of
October, A. I). 1SIIS. at 12
o'clock noon.
Where to be sold
At the front of  the Court
House,' Nelson, 13. C.
I'ro-.Spcclncular Ronibardniont- of Sanfiago De Cuba,
and blowing up of (ho "Maine." Followed by an up-to-
d.'ite lire works display, which has been secured for four
night*. „ 	
Lacrosse and base ball matches, bicycle meet, 110,11111 ic.
sailor, and Caledonian sports, promenade concerts,
hoiM' mcus. dog show-open lo the world.
Terms of sale cash.
S. RICINIitAVIC. SJierill'of JCoutennv,
Per W. P. Robinson. Deputy Sheriff.
Dated the I lib day of .September. 1SUS.
I.A.VP AND WfJJtlCS Dl-a'AKT.MKN'T,
VicToniA, B. C, July 7th, 18!)S.
.Sir: In reply to jour letter of the till in.sfanf, I beg to
say that the crown grant (No. 210/81) of lot 857 group 1,
ICootenay district (Idler mineral olixiin) was issued on the
ffiilli'Apri], 1807, to the Idler Mining Company (Foreign).
( have the honor to be, c
Sir, your obedient servant.
w. s. conic.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
To II. II. Kerr, Hamster, New Denver, 13. C.
IjA.VO Ukoistkv Oki-ick.
Victoria, 2">th August. ISflS.
Sir:
liK ilU.VTIilt v. Idi.kk
In answer to your letter of the 22nd instanL, I beg to
say that no registration of title has been registered as to
lot 857 group 1, ICootenay District, either to Ihe Idler
Mining Company or anyone else, consequently no abstract of title can possibly be furnished,
Your obedient servant,
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar General, per E. S.
Ii. II. Kerr. Ksn,., Barrister, New Denver, H. C.
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The lineM. bands in the province will provide niu.-Je.
Special rales over all railway and steamboat lines.
No entrance fees charged for exhibits.
■'Premium lists, entry forms, and full information on
application to
Mayoh Ovexs, Chairman Celebration Comniiltee.
\V. IT, Edmonds; .Secretary Celebration Committee.
'I'. J. TjiAi'r, President R. A. & J. Society.
Airmen Malins
W. H. ICeakv,
»s. Secretary It. A. & I. .Society.
Exhibition Commissioner.
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degenerate modern taste. '.'No one was
mad enough to suggest to him prohibition
as a possible policy with which to extinguish the evils of intemperance. As long
as he was leader'of.-his'.party .'he refused
to make local option a plank in its platform. In a\ word, no .statesman of tlie
first rank in all the wide world is in favor
of prohibition.
•Good people 'say, why not try this experiment, as it advocates promise that it
will be a cure all? The daughters in a
Greek story cut up their-old father and
boiled him in a caldron because of tlie
promise of a witch that he would
thus be.cured of age and disease. They
.repented.when too late. Try the experiment! At whose expense? At the expense of other people and ac the expense
of the body politic. It is immoral to ask
us to do this. ..'Modern society is far too
complicated, interdependent and delicate
an organism for such experimenting. In
seeking by this means to cast out one
devil seven worse devils are certain to be
brought in.- _j	
Wireless Telegraphy.
Wonderful invent ions* in science follow
one. another so: rapidly now that every
new discovery is taken almost as a matter
of course, but nevertheless wireless telegraphy possesses such importance from an
economic point of view, that its progress
will be watched with interest. Signor
Marconi, a young Italian scientific man.
who has received considerable tiid and assistance from the Hritish government,
has lately so perfected his instruments
that communication has been held between Osborne llousn and the royal yacht
anchored four miles out in the Solent.
Day by day the (pieen lias been able, to
send messages to the prince of Wales, and
to receive replies as readily as though
they had gone by wire instead of through
the air. Messages have also been transmitted successfully when the yacht was
traveling at full speed. Strangely enough
stormy weather and fog but make the
transmitting the easier. The admirality
hopes to make the new system available
for communications between the various
vessels of a fleet, replacing the present
cumbersome and slow method of signaling by means of flags.
Owners of bona   Ii
surface of  which   belongs ■ to
who desire-.to'acquire'.title to
should  make   application   for
mineral   claims,   the
i   lo   this  Company,
such  surf;ice,
same   at once,
receiving
purchase of
numerous
md  in the
as' the  Company is   now
applications for (;h
vicinity of Ho.s.sland, and -along the line of
the Nelson it Fort. Slieppard Railway, and
it is the desire of the Company to give the
owners of bona fide mineral claims the first
privilege of purchasing' the surface of such
claim. '
jtelson & Fort Sheppard Railway Co.
Having closed out his Nelson store, A. T. Garland is
desirous of winding up his
business in this city as speedily as possible. All persons
owing accounts to him are requested to pay the same to
F. W. Swannell before the end
of the present month. Mr.
Swannell's office is in Room
No. 6, Turner & Boeckh
Block, Baker Street.
Nelson, Sept. 5th, 1898.
STEAM  TUG. FOR   SALE   BELOW   COST.
LAOKSMITHiNG PD
EXPERT HORSESHOEING
Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to
by a First-Class Wheelwright
Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing
aiui custom work, from outside points
One tug about IU feet long by 7 feet beam, frame of
natural oak crooks, double framed and nut together at.
the coast, planked and finished at Kaslo with special lit*
timber. Has one water tube boiler of 'JO II. P., tested to
2S0 pounds C.W.'I'., fastened throughout with galvanized iron; two double reciprocating reversible engines;
one special Marsh steam pump: one double tube metropolitan injector; brass side lights; brass steering wheel,
etc. Kitted and finished throughout and within in llrst-
class order
The  Following Machinery at a Bargain,.
One steel upright, boiler with llttings complete, l'J IX.
P.', but little used: onodoublcreciprocatingsfiuarcpiston
stationary engine, 7-10 II. I\, trimmings complete; fly
wheel, tl by hk, revolutions i\" -x:tl", but. little used; sectional, can bo broken into light weights for packing: two
drag saws complete, two saws each; one heavy adjustable wood splitter: one lot of shafting, bearings, wood-
split pulleys, belting, etc.   Kor particular}' apply to
HAMILTON BYERS,  Kaslo,   Sandon,,  Nelson,   B,,C.
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF  NELSON.
NOTICE   TO   ELECTRIC   LICH.T  CONSUMERS.
SHOP:    Cor. Baker an,d Ha.ll Sts. flelson.
Gaelic LantfuaKe 3,000 Yoars Old
Iii the west of Kowshire there is a salt
water loch (.'ailed loch 111 we, into which
the large lake loch Mtiree discharges its
waters, by a small river a little over a
mile in length. At tho head of the lake,
which   is   situated   among   perhaps   the
BAKER STREET
Having m..(.iin.-ri the iiiore'cutuiiioiliou-i mid con-
vciiient (|iiiirti.|v uf (lit- above hotel. .Mrs. K. ('.
(JIarkc lakes tin's opportunity of thanking her
former put runs at the Clnrkr lintel fur their
patronage in the past, ami inv .-.oliciling a eon-
liuiiancc of the same.
E.  G
Rates $2 per Day
.   Clarke, Proprietor.
^HE TREMONT
ISTBLSOJST
MAI/JN'K & Ti:KCILU;S. Proprietors.
Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and
is tho headquarters   or prospectors and miners.
ATLANTIC   STEAMSHIP   TICKETS.
To iind from Kurnpenii poii.ls via (.'hnudum and American lines. Apply lor -ailing dates, rales, tickets, and
full inforiiiiiliiHi to iinv Ciinailiaii I'ncllic railway a gen tor
(IKO. S.  M'KKIt, 0.  I'.  It. Agent.  Nelson.
WIUJA.M STITT, General S. s. Agent, Winnipeg,
Notice is hereby given that all persons using electric
light, in the city and not paying an "all night rate"
therefor, will be charged mi additional monlhly rate for
such light unless the lights arc turned oil' after business
hours in places of business, and by twelve o'clock in private residences.   By order.
.1. IC. STIIACHAN, City Clerk.
Nelson. Ii. C, August 25th, 1S!IS.
Notice of   Application   for   Certificate   of
Improvements.
WI'IITK CI.OL'I),■Itl.L'K .IACIC, YKU.OW..IAUK. SITTING lll'I.I..
lll.l'l-; ./ACIC KHACTION, VKM.OW JACK I'ltACTION. A.VI»
SITTlNfl lll'I.I. KltAC'I'lON MI.N'UUAI. CLAIMS. .SITl'ATl;
IN TlIK .VKLfO.V .MIN'I.N'li DIVISION OK k'OOTK.VAV ' IJIS-
TUICT, AND I.OCATKI) O.V 'I'll K XOItTII SIHK Ol' SIIKKI'
ci:ia:ic, .VKAU lilCAlt c;iii;i;k.
Take notice tlmt I. .1. A. Ivirk. acting as agent for the
Salmo Consolidated Gold Milling .*>:. Development Company, Limited 'Liability, free miner's certificate Xo.
Ifl.llliA, irt>uid sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the mining recorder for a ceitillcate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown gram of the above
claims.
And further take notice that action, under section .'17.
must be commenced before the issuance of such ecrtili-
cale of improvement.-,. .1. A. KIKIC.
Dated this 27th day of Augosl, !*;«. |.*?«'|H. ;tnl|
Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate  of
Improvements.
kin<; iii'TMi.: ruiii:sT minkkai, claim, siti'ATK in tiik
, NKLriON MINIM; DIVISION Ml' V.'KST KOOTKS'AY IiJSTKICT
AND I.DCATKD IINK MILK WK.-I' Ol-' (MVKOl'T I'UKKK AND
I'OI.'I!  MILKS SOt'TIIWKST Ol'   NI'I.SON.
Take, notice thai. I. .1. M. It. r'airbairn, of Kaslo. It. C.
acting as agent for II. 'I'. Aitkin, live miner".- certificate
No. 'JKf, intend .-i.vly days from ihe d.itc ln'rcof. io apply
to the mining recorder for a cert ile ale of improvement*,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant, of the above
claim. And further take notice t hat action under section
'.',". must, he coiimieiicci! before the issuance of -nob eer-
tilicalc of improvements. .1. M. it.  FAIKHAIKX.
Daled this ISth day or August. I WIS.
Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of
Improvements.
" \\ lll'l'i:."    " IIAUDt'l'."    " KLKI-TION." AND  " M V    l-.MKli"
MINKItAI. CLAIMS   SITL'ATK    IN   TIIK   NICLSflN    MININfJ
DIVISION  UK WKST KOOTKNAV DISTKH'T, A ND T.OC'ATKD
Ni:.\K Till'   I'OOKMVN  CLAIM   OX   KAOI.K il'.KKIC.
Take nol ice Unit I, A. S. Karwell, agent forlho Nel-on,
I'iiorinnn Cold Mining Company.   Limited,  t'voo  miner's
cei'tilicale   No.  l'.'is'iJa.  intend  sixty  days from t he dale
hereof, to apply 10 Ihe mining recorder for a  'coriilieatii
of improvements, for I he Hie purpn-c of obtaining a crown
grant of the abuve claim.-.    And further lake not ice that
act ion. under section .'.17, mu-l he commenced  before  the
issuance of such cert illcate of improvements.
A.    S.    |.'A DWKLL.
Dated this-ind day of September. ISP*:. |Sept.:i.|
TO   LEASE.
l-'ora term of years, the Xorthwe-T half of Hh>-k P->. in
the idly of Nelson.   Addn.-s JJo.v •">-, Ncl.-on,
'%£}
©
Between Duluth and Buffalo
via the magnificent passenger
steamships "North West"
and "North  Land."
Touching en route: "The
Soo," Mackintac Island, Detroit,  and Cleveland.
ConnectiiiQ-
York   and
lake ports
and South.
at Buffalo' for f\Tew
Boston.     Also • at
for   all   points  East-
Two daily Great Northern trains (Ea-stern
Railway of Minnesota), from St. l'.aul and
Minneapolis connect with steamers at Duluth.
Before'deciding on your route to the East
call on agents of Great "Northern Piaihvav,
or write.
F. I. WHITNEY, G.P. & T.A., St. Paul
(Handsomely Illustrative descriptive matter"
sent on request.)
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
AND   SOO   PACIFIC   LINE
Tlje Direct and Superior Service Route from the
Kootenay Country to all Points East,
West, fiorth arid South,.
, Tourist Cars (Models of Comfort) Pass Revelstoke Daily to
St. Paul.    Daily Except Wednesday to Eastern Points.
co3srisrEca?ioi*rs
Arrive.
 10:30 p. in.
Rossland  and  Main  Line Points.
Leave. DAILY
li:IO p. in....... .'■.........N KLSOX..
Slocan  City,   Slocan  Lake  Points and Sandon.
Leave.                   Daily Kxcept Sundav Arrive.
11:00 a. in................. NKLSOX ...'..'  .'.'^'O I), in.
Kootenay Lake--K,aslo R.oute--Steanier Kokanee.
Leave.                 Dailv Kxcepfc Sunday Arrive,
1:00 p. m......: NKLSOX 1 t:lK) n. m.
K°°tertay Rjver Route-Steamer Nelson;.
Leave.                              DAILY. Arrive.
7:00 a. in  NKLSON. IOi.Tj p. in.
Makes outward connection at. Pilot Day with steamer
ICokance, but inward such connection is not guaranteed.
■Steadier, calls at way ports in both directions when
signalled.
Ascertain present Reduced Rates and full information
bv addressing nearest local agent or
CE0RCE S. BEER, City Agent, Nelson, B. C.
\Y. I-'. A.vokhso.v, Traveling Passenger Agent. Nelson.
K. .1. Covi.e. Ois't Passenger Agent, Vancouver.
Spokane Falls & Northern,
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Th.e only all rail route without change of cars
between Nelson an,d Rossland, arjd
Spokarje an,d Rosslan,d.   •
DAILY    TRAINS.
Leave Arrive
li:'_1i a. in ., NKLS'ON ."i:.'l;"> p.m.
I'.MBa. in  IrO.SSLAND l-':L'ii p. m.
S:,I0a. in HI'OICA.NK :i:IO p.m.
The train that leaves Nelson at 11:211 a. in., makes close
connections al bpokane with trains for all I'acille Coast
points.
Passengers for Kittle River and Boundary Creek con
nect at .Marcus with slage daily.
c. c;. Dixon, a. p. & T. a.
Notice   of   Application   for ; Certificate   of
Improvements.
.If.VII MIN'CHAI. CLAIM. SITI-ATK IX TIIK XKI.SO.V MINING
lUVISION (IF WKST ICOOTK.VAY I'ISTIUCT, AM) LOCATKl)
UN WICST SI III: OF OIVKOOT CUKK.K, l'0VrU AND A HALT
MILKS SI)CT1IWKST OK NKLSON. ADJOININO KINO OK
TIIK   I'lllIKST  MI.S'KKAI. CLAIM.
Take noti.e thai I. .1. M. It. Kairlmirn, of Iviislo, IS. C
acting as iigeiit, for .1. M. X'css. free miner's cerlilicate
Nn. iVWi. intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim. Ami further take notice that nclioii, uudcr section :i~. must, be commenced before the issuance of smell
(xTtilii'tue of improvements.      J. M. R. t'AJitUJOKN.
Datod this lftt.li davof August. lS!ls'.
Notice   of
Application   for   Certificate   of
Improvements.
KtltKWAI.I.   MINKHAI,   CLAIM.   SITI'ATK   IN   TIIK   NKLSO.V
.MINIM; HIVISHIN OK   WKST   KOOTKNAV   IHSI'HH.'T. A.Vlr
I.UCATKK ON  MOl:NIV'l MOI.'NTAI.V. FOl'K .MILKS SOt'Tll-
VVKS'I' OK NKLSON ANI" IS Horn I WKST ok .ICNO M. ('.
Take no! in- thai I, .1. .M. R. l-'aii'liiiiru, of  Kit sin. Ii. (.'.,
acting  .'is  agent   lor T. Rendall. free  miner's rertitleate
No. ■i.*i'J!». intend sixty days from the date-hereof, to apply
lo I be mining recorder I'm- a certitii-ule of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grunt of the above
claim. And further lake notiee (lint aetion under section
:i", must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. .'. .AI. It. I'A IRHAIK'N.
Imli'il Ibis isth dav of August. ISPS,
41   t
£
>■•.r" ■' ^ zj--■■■-,.■ ■■■!■■■•""■"■trr- —"■ 'wt■,?;;z*?r?r**~"/■"-rrnqa•■-i.-.Trr-^-xv, .■ ■.■■■■■ -■.".■■*j-rsrv-:t-pt ■viv'Pb.i;■'J"----*-*-trrr^:—i*-*7^rs-^-"-TVV^,Tr:TCr^ '"t,-':'^::!j'*yT-'^??;7qT^r.'.^.^',?:\'i: THE   TftlBlUNE:    NELSON  SA.TU.KD.AY. ISKI'TUMiii  iSJlh.  a**��  *0  % ��  We are now showing a large assortment  of latest styles in Ladies' and Children's Capes, Jackets, and  Costume Suits, Fur Jackets, Capes, Collars and  Muffs'  :f-:r,:ejx) xiRrvxusriE] & oo.  ���&    ��  r anytnin& soecm  NELSON, B. C  KASLO,  B. C.  SANDON, B. C.  \  gSEoa     CfS*-^*  AND  Jobbers and  Retailers in  ^jjss&jj  -jy -og*'- "^-ps**5j  *vy-      *vjj*S5^3 *^nr *iy  We rrjatfe a specialty of Mining Railroad and Steamboat Supplies  Our stock will be the most complete in Kootenay  A full line of Tools, Cutlery, Stoves and Ranges, Granite, Tirj aqd Woodenware  '&  C3>  �� @��  In ths way of Fancy Groceries, such as Canned Poultry, Kippered  Herring", Lambs Tongue, Boiled Rabbit, Chicken or Partridge Pate  'ememoer we  and our  patrons  have the advantage of having a fresh  stock  of  goods to choose from at all times  ;TFF!    QHFFT IRAN *  >Ill.l. diiLLs inure M  Truax  Automatic Ore Cars.    Giant Powder Co.    Jessop's Steel  BAKBH   STBEET   BAST,    1TELSOW,    B. C  ��  ��  ��'  Baker Street,  NELSON  /  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  To the home of 1\ F. Emerson there  came another daughter   Friday  morning.  W. J. Goepel left Thursday evening on  a trip to Cariboo district on ol'licial business as government auditor.  There is a large crop of legal men in  town this week on business connected  with the n,ssize court, and i hey tend to  swell the receipts of die swell hotels while  the litigants pay the bills.  The many friends of \V. A. Jo weft of  the Nelson Miner, will be pleased to learn,  rhat after having been confined to his  room since the 12th instant, he is able to  be on the road again. Mr. Jowett left  Thursday morning on a health seeking  mission to tho Halcyon hot springs.  The Nelson base ball team received an  unmerciful drubbing at Jtossland on Sunday in the presence of 100 spectators*,  llossland went to bat first and cracked  out hits whenever they felt like it. At  the close of the game they had corded up  twenty runs to the Nelson   teams nine.  The Nelson hose team divided the  honors at Rossland on Monday. In the  wet test the Nelson boys were going at a  good gait when 1'errier fell, and catching  on to the hose reel, put the team out of  the contest. This event weuc to Rossland  iu 20 4.-5 seconds, in the hub and hub  race Nelson proved an easy winner. There  were but seven men in the team which  covered the entire distance, but they  finished a good first with Kaslo second.  Work is progressing favorably on the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company's,  steel steamer at the Nelson shipyard, and  it is predicted that the new boat will be  ready for launching in six'weeks.  By his consideration for the men  drafted for jury duty, justice Irving .has.  won considerable popularity for himself.  He does not follow the old practice of  keeping petit jurors standing in tlie court  room while cases in which they are not  drafted are in progress. When a case is  started he relieves all the jurors not serving on it from further attendance on the  court until such time as he thinks they  will be required again, and they are thereby enabled to go where they may find  chairs, which are not provided for jurors  in the court house. This is a great convenience to the jurors and does not delay  the work of the court in the least.  G. R. Welch, under whose management  the first Baptist church was started in  this city, left for McMaster college this  morning to complete his theological  studies. On the evening prior, to his de-  pariure something in the nature of a farewell was held in the new church recently  erected on "Stanley street, where a very  enjoyable musical performance was presented. At the close of the performance  Mr. Waterman, on behalf of the /Members  of the Baptist. congregation, presented  'Mr. Welch with a handsome, gold watch  ..suitably engraved. The recipient acknow- ,  ledger! the testimonial of esteem feelingly, t  Stock in Mine Supplies more Complete than Ever  Ore Cars, T-Rails, Iron Pipe and Fittings  Contractors Profits will be Better  if we are Allowed to Figure on the Hardware  Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes, and  Cloth Brushes. Also good values  in Sponges,  ��  Prescriptions Carefully Compounded      Baker Street, Nelson  TKLKI'IIOM.;  21  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.  I'ltO.-ilIT  1)101.1 VKUV  pounds and each was ticketed, the name  of the property and character and value  of the ore being given.  F. A. .Davis, who is developing ths Miller Creek and Wonderful properties,  marketed a carload of ore at Kaslo this  week. The ore was taken out in the  course of development.  The management of the Blue Bird mine  reports a strike of good ore and predict a  shipment of at least 100 tons  this  winter.  The local agents of the railway companies doing business in Nelson have been  advised that on after Sunday the old  rates charged before the recent rate war  started will be again imposed. For .the  present the first class rate from Nelson to  Toronto over the Canadian Pacific will be  $00.05 and $72.55 to Montreal. :  P. Burns and W. J. Wilson contemplate  [ extending their business operations to the  Boundary creek district.    While in  Midway this week Mr. Burns  purchased  one  of the best business sites in that town.  star prohibition actors, Messrs. Fisher and  ' Foster, appeared on the same platform,  the hall, which seats about 000, was not  filled. The newspapers are discussing the  plebiscite because they always discuss  what is current, but tho people are not  talking about it, and the vote, it is not  difficult to foresee, will be very light.  Those who are counting on a vote larger  than that cast in several of the provinces  when what was called a plebiscite was  taken on this same question, will probably  find themselves mistaken.  F-*4nsr��.      ji  Lamps  ,#��4r  JSL  Organized Labor Seeks Protection  "At Winnipeg this week the dominion  trades and labor congress took up the  ! matter of Chinese labor, and, in consequence the council will again meuioralize  the federal government to increase the  present head tax upon Chinamen coming  into this province from .$50 to '$500. The  matter was discussed upon the following  resolution: "That the question of increased taxation on Chinese has each succeeding year been urged _ upon the  dominion government by this congress;  whereas no action has been taken by the  government in response to these.appeals ;  therefore, be it resolved, that the'congress,  again urge upon the dominion government the absolute necessity of increasing  the present head tax upon Chinese immigrants entering this country from $50  to $500." .  The Railway Company's Defence.  In regard to the final sitting of the  Crow's Nest Pass commission on Saturday it was stated that counsel for the C.  P. R. company argued that the medical  officers were individually responsible for  deaths. This is entirely wrong. Counsel  argued that the cases of hYaser and Mac-  donald, the two men who-died, were kept  outside of the  reach of  the medical  sys-  ��� Cost of the Egyptian Campaign.  The interesting announcement is made  that the whole cost of the 'Nile campaign  since 1800 has been only ��2,000,000, including ��1,000,000 spent upon the Soudan railroads, of which 550 miles have been constructed .during that time.  When, for the same moijay you can, secure  P-S *5 W<\ (?$ f* S% V%f% ��h  ,/i" ���"*���*<*     **x  Which will be of service to yoi; in ihe way of  Home Decor  KVHItYTlIlXU  IN Till'],  IIAUnWARK  LINK  ,5-%  Conlova til reel,  Vancouver.  linker Si reel.  XcNun.  \ ('  '-;3> 'T v,  sjO^-  ;i'  ��  a friend for advice  a woman for sympathy  strangers for charity,  but for  Is something' new, stylish, and strictly up.to. date for fall wear. Every  guaranteed*      y  :ore  No. 18 arid 20 Baker Street, Nelson.  Good Boots  and Shoes  Baker Street  Ceorge  Dana  Moore, the  best  nntured I tfilu'  t----t the  medical  stall and officers  .    ...      ,.        ..       ,,    ...     ,,   .. I were in no way responsible, that Dr. New-  purser  in   the Canadian  I aeif.c hallway i bom.ne's sysl.e.n   was .quite  efficient,.and  that these deaths   were due to a chain of  .���fatalities which  it  was 'impossibly to anticipate.  again.    During  'the   first    ru*-h     up    the  was  known   that  the  h,.  i,  Steamship Company's service, is in Nelsoi  Slickine   befort*   it  Teslin lake railway wa.s not to be iiuili.  Mourn �� n< .running on the si earner Ogil-  vie, and when the bu-iness flattened out  he rei urncd I <��������� Vancouver.  It. M. Forster. I  house of common  being the leading spirit, in the new company being organized to take over and  consolidate the K. i'c S. railway, the Nelson <fc BedliiiL'i.on railway -'cheine. and  fhe- International Trading Ac Navigation  Company,' is now in Kaslo.  Major Montgomery announces that  work will be resumed on the Washington  mine at once, and that a considerable  force of men will reemployed.  John A. Turner, secretary of the South  io member of the Brit-  , who  is  credited   with  MMii.ena v l>oa in ol  Trade, has forwarded  to the New Westminster exhibition the  fine*-!, collection of ores that, ever went  out of Wes' Kon'fi'iay iu one shipment.  The  specimens   weighed   altogether  1200  Getting Ready for Winter Work  A railway construction camp is being  located some three miles west of (Jrand  Forks on the Hardy ranch. This camp  will be near the commencement of some  seven miles of hea vy rock work, on which  over 1000 men will be employed during  the winter.        Too Good to Give Out.  The Centre Stiii- will be capitalized ��� for  $������1000.000, but none of the stock will   he  offered   to  the public till  the  mine  is  in  shape to pay dividends.  There Will Be a Small Vote  It is known to everyone that the interest in the approaching vole under the  plebiscite on prohibition is very slight,  but, perhaps, us good an indication of this  wimt of interest as any is found in the  fact t11,-it .'it Ottawa   tiie  other dav  two  Jkoe Store  WARD STIiKKT  Kepairiny of all kinds dune.  Our prions are right.  CANADIAN PACIFIC BAILWAY  AND   SOO   PACIFIC   LINE  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  Km  is-  Th,e Direct and Superior Service Route from the  Kootenay Country to all Points East,  y/est, fto'rth and South,.  Tourist Cars (Models of Comfort) Pass Revelstoke Daily to  St. Paul.    Daily Except Wednesday to Eastern Points.  co.T>T3srE!oa?io3srs  ^^k  *f     *~s /��/  nunc   could   not  stock of beautiful  in    the   rough  an  ive as much .siiti.st'ucLion as our  glistening gems docs. .Diamonds  not   like    the   bright   snurklint  r.<m  A  i^gu*���-*  l.l.!il.VI!.  li:lll |i. m'i...  Rossland  and   Maiq tine  Poinds.  DAII/V .Arrive.    XKIj.Hi i.V l(i::.("i p. in.  Slocan  City,   Slocan  take  Points  and Sandoq  TjC-ivo.                   Daily  Kxcciif. .Suirlav .Arrive.  !l:'lil :i. in..' XKI.SO.V '. -Jr.'o p, ,,i.  Kootenay Lake--K.aslo  R,oute--Stean]er Kokanee.  I.Ofivi!.                  Iiiiily  Kxccpl, Sumliiv An-ivn.  I:0n p. in XKI.SOX ii:iio ;i. m.  K,ootenay  R.iver Route-Steamer Nelson,.  U'.'iv(!.                                DAILY. Airivi..  7:00 a. in XICI.SOX |()::��i p. hi.  JMiikus outward I'mniiiiiion nl. Pilot Hay willi s(t-.-iiik.m-  Kol-fiiicc, bill in\v;ii-rl siicli (.���oiiiii.iflion is iiotgiiiiriuiliiiMl.  .Slrjiniors mi theirrospuclivu routes call al priiifipal landings in boili direct ions, and at oilier points when signalled.  .Asccrliiin presiiiil Ifednced Hales and full information  liy nddriissiiiK nearosl. loeal uftenl or  CEORCE S. BEER, City TicKet Agent, Nelson, B. C.  \Y. K. A.N'liKiiso.v. Travelini; I'asseiiKer A^uul, Xelson.  M.  .1. (-(iY'I.i:, Dis'l  I'assimtfor Atffsiit, VancoiU'er.  OMAM-AND: HER'.WAYS  seem niysierious to ihe ordinary  man, but when if comes to knowiniy  .where flic best shoes arc to be had  for the least money, tlie practical  side of her nature stands out prominently. We haven't advertised a  barp-ain sale, but it has become  known that we are selling'a particularly fine lot of ladies' shoes at very  moderate prices. That is enough to  bi*in��- those who like "'ood stvlish  footwear.     We tfive a lew pickings  bright:  stones that conies from the hands of the skilled  .(;utiers. -Appropriate setting enhance their beauty  ^Y'e have competent workmen to do this, and the  artistic collection displaved deserves a visit. Low  prices will he sullicient inducement t.o hesitating  purchasers. Watch repairing, jewe'.ery manufacturing and  engraving done on   the  premises..  linker  Street  ^7  'fr^  =3?  from the laro/e and varied .stock.  O!  Just received a consignment  of Harris home made tweeds  from Talbot Harris, Scotland.  The supply is limited, so call  early and examine this stock  fiAICI'jR STJ'iKI'jT  XKL.SOX  MILLINERY  OPENING  Tlie ladies of Xel-on are rcipiesled lo lake notice Mini Mrs. McLaughlin's  openini: of fall Millinery will lake place on Monday, September tho Hllli.  It will surpass anything of a. like nntiire in this city, and Ihe Indies of  X'elson arc requested lo attend.  ill.'S. 0'|j.At:OIII,IX. .losephiiie Street  Fi*a*Sr-!ii��.  C6^  ".'wratarTi*,  {  -" .'������'.''cj"*,-    ������ ��� _^.T-T.rn���,-... ��� rg,^i^T^CTW^f7TWy,��.f.,......y ?r-J*^--^-wvJi'ww;v���*-*-*7-*-Ttf..y;vv������.-!' ... ;^7r?rrr?:i*~rx;*^W7TJ^^ -.-;  ^K7~fTrT!n%^^F'T^":j^

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