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 ^    ���     ~*J ~v  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR  #EEkLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  .'-:"'-i'j!?i  EIGHTH YEAE.  NELSON:   MONDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 12  1900  T    i       ,K- 4 .a.  PRICE FIVE CENTS  ���.?��*& I  INTERESTM MINIM PROPERTIES  The Eagle Creek District and a Record of Its Present  Development.  OWNERS OF CLAIMS AND THE MEN WHO LOCATED THEM  Eagle creek mining properties  have been'much in the public eye  ���hiring tho present year, largely  ihrough the success attending the  working of the Poorman mine and  reports of deals involving other  more or less important propositions.  Tlie creek is under four miles iu  l'-ngLh, but running as it does  through the heart of the great free  milling belt the ground is staked  wherever there is a sign of mineral  anil almost every claim is surveyed  while many of them are crown  granted. The Eagle creek district  has not made the advances during  the past summer which were expected, but during the next twelve  months a number of deals now on  the tapis aro likely to come to a  head'and add several properties to  the list of producers.  So far as is known Eagle creek was  neverworked by the placer miners  of the early days when the other  creeks of the section were washed,  and the general impression is that  it lacks coarse' gold in anythingo  like paying quantities. The mineral  on Kagle creek is found in quartz  veins running about north and  south dipping as a rule toward the  cast in granite. At the head the  granite gives place to diorite and  the veins run at right angles to  those in the granite formation. The  quartz carries gold principally and  some copper. All through tho oreJ  is amenable to free milling treatment, while-the concentrates are  shipped to smelters.   ...  The creek was first staked in  1S88 and-1889, location posts, being  found" now bearing these dates.  The Poorman property was one of  the.pioneer locations. It was purchased by Mr. Davenport, father of  A. L. Davenport, in 1890 and work  was started shortly after. A ten  stamp mill was erected and operated until recently at a profit. In  1899 the Granite Mines, Limited,  took over the property on a basis  said to exceed a quarter of a million dollars. The product of the  Poorman is a white quartz, carrying good values in gold. The property is regarded as one of the best  propositions in the Nelson camp.  Its history has been one of consistent improvement, and under  ordinary circumstances the Poor-  man will be on an equality with  the richest producers a few years  hence. The old mill has been shut  down for two years and most of  the plant has been  removed to the  new and complete 20 stamp mill  near the river where the output of  the mine is handled.  Starting at the Poorman and  moving up stream the next property encountered is the Jack Pot  group, comprising the Greenwood,  Greenwood fraction, .Tack Pot  fraction, Vernamo and Red Paint  claims, owned by J. P. Swedburg  and Oscar Johnson, the pioneer  prospectors on the creek. The Jack  Pot= is a gold and copper proposition, the percentage of copper  being larger than the majority of  claims oii the creek. The ovvners  have done considerable sluicing in  the course of their prospect work.  Three shafts have been sunk, aggregating 100 feet in depth, and further work this winter is proposed.  Across the creek from the .Tack Pot  is the Gold Hill, a single claim  owned by John Holm and others.  ] t Has not been developed sufficiently to afford any estimate of its  merit.       , :  Adjoining the Gold Hill on the  cast side of the creek is the Alham-  bra group which includes the Toronto, Viking, Maggie and Champion  olaiiiis. It is regarded as a promising property, but one which will  require a considerable outlay to develop to a producing basis. v During  the last three years- fully $5000 has  been spent on the group, which is  owned by Gus and Mat Nelson,  John Holm and Gus Johnson. Adjoining the Toronto claim on the  Avest is the Imperial and Gold Leaf  claims, owned by J. P. Swedburg,  W.'J. Johnson and John Love. The  work on these claims is largely confined to gold sluicing. Small veins  have been discovered, tho ore from  which is studded with coarse gold.  Above the Jack Pot' on the west  side of "the creek is the Jo9ie group,  formerly known as  the Wild  Gat,  owned by the Five Mines Gold Mining company, Limited, formed last  year by A. H. Kelly,  Ii. S. Lennie,  P.   Elliot,   T.   Allen   and    others.  Enough work   has   been   done "to  crown grant the group, whicli was  done this spring.    Continuing south  from the Jack Pot is the Central  and Central   Fraction,   owned by  Otto Johnson and Edward Dumout.  The work on this.consists' of sluicing and a 5i by 7 foot shaft of 12  feet.   Assays have been taken from  the claims of $21 in gold.   The vein  is about four feet  in  width.   Applications   have   been    made   for'  crown   grants   on    the    property.  Above the Toronto on the east side  .of the creek is the- Eureka,  owned  by \V. H. Swerdfeger, .a well-known  claim.    Twenty or thirty feet "of  work has been done on the Eureka,  which has  several   veins,   one   of  which is six to eight feet  in  width  and gold can be panned out from  the    ore    anywhere.     The    Stair,  owned by Oscar and Mike Johnson  aud John   Blomberg, is the next  claim.    On this property there is  75 feet of shaft and 30 feet of drifting on the ledge.  The vein is four to eleven feet in  width, composed of brecciated or  broken quartz carrying values said  to' easily average $20 to the ton.  The ledge is practically perpendicular and the. conditions are very  favorable for working the claim  "economically.* -  The Royal Arthur group, comprising the Gerald F. fraction. Elk,  Trumpet,-Willie," Florence "G., Bel-  lerophon, Royal Arthur and Invincible, lies in an L-shaped position,  one arm extending to the summit  of the divide between Sandy and  Forty-nine creeks and the other  running northwest to the Central.  The group is owned by Sol Johns,  W. G. Robinson and John Mc-  Latchie,' provincial land surveyor.  Over $4000 has been expended on  the property, all the claims being  crown granted. There are two  veins, one two feet and the other  three feet, on the Royal Arthur  and Bellerophon, which are estimated to n.n close to $15. On the  other claims veins have been located, but they have not been  prospected as yet. West of the  southern extension of the Royal  Arthur group is the Pingree group,  which in turn'adjoins the May"and  Jennie group.   Both of the latter  "properties were referrertlbo at some  length in The. Tribune recently in  connection with a reference to  Forty-nine creek claims.  Below and to the east of the  Poorman mine the Granite Mines,  limited, and Duncan Mines, limited,  holds, a number of claims, these  being the Hard (Scrabble, Election,  White, My Eranier, Granite, White  Swan, Red Rock fraction, Blue  Grouse, White Swan fraction and  Tamarac fraction. Further east  are the Happy .Tack, owned by John  A. Turner; Tiger and Evening Star,  owned by George A. Kirk of Vic--  toria, and the Oro ,Fino, Golden  Eagle, Dexter and Dexter fraction,  owned by A. C. Flumerfelt of Victoria, all|of which ai e c rown granted  and extend to the summit of the  divide between Eagle and Sandy  creeks.  India Purchasing Silver.  The price of silver, after a brief  reaction, has again risen and continues at a higher point than for  five years past, sales having been  made last week at Oii cents an  ounce in New York. One of the  causes of the new rise is that the  Indian government must be a large  purchaser for some, time to come.  The efforts to limit the circulation  of silver rupees have proved- absolutely futile, and the India council  has been forced to order "the coinage to prevent general distress for  currency.  Jeffries and Ruhlin Will Fight,  New York, November 11.���As a  result of the challenge issued Saturday by James J. Jeffries offering  to   fight  Bob    Fitzsimmons,  Gus I land.  Ruhlin or Tom Sharkey and a telegram from Fitzsimmons declining a  match on account of engagements  lasting until May next, Jeffries tonight made the following statement:  "If Fitxsimmons does not come to  terms by Wednesday, I shall arrange to meet Ruhlin or Sharkey  on terms to be agreed upon. It is  my intention to fight at least once  a year. My choice of battle ground  would be Nevada, for there we  could go to a finish and in such a  contest there would be no doubt as  to who is the better man."  Billy Madden, Ruhlin's manager,  telegraphed tonight that Ruhlin  will at once post a forfeit to bind  the match.  DIRECTORS ASK SYMPATHY  BECAUSE OF A BAD BARGAIN  THEY MADE.  FRENCH WELCOME TO QOM  GOVERNMENT  UNEASY  OVER  THE AFFAIR.  A Few Facts Regarding Attempts of  -the Tramway  Company to  *  ".     Do "up the City.  Vain Efforts Were Made tor Have the  Gelderland Drop the Old Man  at Brindisi.  New York, November 11.���Tlie  reception to be tendered president  Kruger on his arrival in France is  referred to by the special correspondent of the New York' Tribune  this morning as follows : Manifestations in preparation for the  expected arrival at Marseilles next  Saturday of ex-president Kruger  are regarded as a misfortune by  sober minded Frenchmen, who wish  to maintain friendly relations "with  England.  The government is fully alive to  the danger and has made strenuous  but vain efforts to biing it about  that the Gelderland drop her undesirable passenger at Brindisi.  M. Cornley in the Figaro, M. Heb-  rard in the Temps, M. Yves Gu3rot  in the Siecle and other, champions  of common sense in the country  have long contended,that there-are  many political and "economic reasons why France and England  should live together in peace and  harmony. The. Figaro has the  courage to point out that the English boycott at the exposition provoked by ribald caricatures of the  queen cost France several millions  francs. Today not only calm,  thoughtful politicians and writers,  but even nationalist leaders, such  as M. Jules Lemaitre, guided perhaps by prudence rather than, by  conviction, advise their followers to  abstain from celebrating Kruger's  arrival in such a way as to provoke counter expressions of hostility from England.  The Figaro, Debats, and Temps  all try to explain away the prevailing exuberance -of pro-Boer enthusiasm as a Nationalist maneuver  directed against the Waldeek-  Roiisseau^j*abjnet, but it ;.inu3tL_be_  remembered that the reception  ���which is to be accorded to Kruger  in Paris at the Hotel de Ville was  voted by the Socialist minority as  well as by the Nationalist majority.  It is impossible for anyone with  his eyes open'to blink the fact that  Kruger is regarded by the masses  of the people as.a hero and martyr.  This is the real danger and although  senator Paulis, the president of the  French committee for the independence of the Boers, in conversation  with the Tribune's correspondent  expresses. his absolute conviction  that the, proposed welcpmo to  Kruger will riot be accompanied by  any violent explosions of feeling offensive to England, he nevertheless  tin common accord with Dr. Leyds,  is organizing a sort of triumphal  journey for the ex-president from  Marseilles to Paris with halts and  demonstrations "at Avignon, Aix  en Province, Lyons, Dijon and other  towns, singularly enough, following  the historical itenerary adopted by  Napeolon on his return from  Elba.  Yerkes as a Philanthropist.  London, November 12.t-Charles  T. Yerkes, says the Daily. Express,  has a scheme to radiate electric  railways for long distances north  of London and to build low rent  dwellings for workmen in order to  remedy overcrowding. He is also  interested in the mooted scheme of  a ship canal between Southampton  and London.  Cadogan Will Remain.  London, November 11.���Earl  Cadogan has consented to continue  in office as lord lieutenant of Ire-  One of the directors of the local  tramway company tells a pitiful  tale in the Saturday edition of the  organ of the element that is not  satisfied with Nelson" or aii3rthing  in it. Had the director confined  himself to statements of fact, he  might have a hearing in court.  But his statemen'ts.are so absolutely  misleading that .positive people  might class them'as falsehoods.  The promoters of the tramway  company knew that their venture  would not be a; paying one until  Nelson had at least 20,000 population ; but  the men who paid their  money into the road said thoy could  afford to wait; that the town was'  a growing one, and that the franchise   was worth   having. '   They  went ahead and-spent   $',5,000 in  building two miles of track and .in  "the purchase of - equipment.     The  company does not pay a dollar of  taxes to the city on-auy of its railway property.    All this'property is  exempt from taxation for a term of  years.   The company purchased a  number of pieces':of* improved real  estate within the, city limits and a  hundred or more" unimproved town  lots in what is Isinown as the Hoover  Addition.   They, pay the city taxes  on this property the same as. other  owners   of   real "estate, Jind   why  .should they be given any special  credit for doing so ? ��� If the railway  part of the speculation   is not a  paying     one,     is���   the. City     of  Nelson       to       step-      in       and  give     the   ' company    .a     bonus,  that      would"'even      up      the  losses? . Every.^n-fcBxprisein Nelson  that  is  not' oif a paying basis" has  equally as good a claim on the city  as the tramway' company.   There  are other industrial enterprises in  Nelson that have- expended double  as much as the tramway company,  but they are not asking the city for  favors.   The Hall Mines smelter is  worth more to   Nelson- than   the  tramway, ten times over, yet tho  City of Nelson does not even give  the   smelter company free water.  The Gas Sz Coke company   has   expended $100,000 in plant.   The city  has even stipulated that its charges  for gas for lighting purposes  must  not bo less than a certain figure per  thousand cubic feet.   The gas men  are taking chances - tliat their investment will he "a -profitable one,  and are not continually   whining  for help from the city.  The trouble with the tramway  .compauy^peoplejs^that^they^have^  made a foolish agreement with the  Bonnington Falls power company  for power. They have agreed to  take and pay for 200 horse-power  at $5 per horse-power per month.  This is in excess of the requirements  of the company, but they cannot  sell the excess without the consent  of the Bonnington Falls power  company. They cannot sell the  city one horse-power, even,  without first getting the consent of tho company that ��� has  its headquarters in Rossland. The  Bonnington Falls power company,  from its headquarters in Rossland,  is willing to let the tramway company sell the City of Nelson power,  provided it (the Bonnington Falls  company) is allowed to fix the  price. The price fixed is $10.05 per  horse-power, or $5.05 in excess of  what it sells power to other parties.  The mayor and council, while  willing to take any excess power  the tramway company, has, are unwilling to pay double price for it.  The mayor is stated to be the block  which the tramway company directors cannot move or stumble over.  Tho mayor has repeatedly expressed  a willingness to help the tramway  company out by taking its excess  of power off its hands at cost; but  he opposes any scheme whereby  the tramway company can become  a partner in the electric lighting  business of Nelson, either as a  principal or as an agent of the Bonnington Falls power company.  With reference to the statement  of the tramway director, that tho  city could not furnish power to P.  Burns & Co., it can be stated that  the city went to an expense of  $1000 iu putting in wires from  the  city power station to the building  occupied by P. Burns & Co., and  supplied that firm with power until the electric motor that the firm  installed became useless. The  motor could not be repaired or replaced within a month, and the  manager of P. Burns & Co. caused  the city's lines to be connected with  the sub-station of the Bonnington  Falls power company, procured the  loan of a motor from that company,  and has paid that company for the  power used at the rate of $5 per  horse-power per month Does this  show that tho city.is in anyway  blaniable for not furnishing power  to P. Burns & Co.?  The tramway director also has  his fling at the old Nelson Electric  Light Company. He says that - the"  city paid that company 50 cents per  light per day for street lights. The  city did not do anything ol the  sort. The prices agreed on for  twenty arc lamps were as follows :  First year, $10 per month per lamp;  second year, $9; third year, $8;  fourth year, $7; and fifth year, $0���  the company to do all trimming,  etc. For incandescent lights, either  in buildings or on the streets, the  city was to pay a uniform rate of  50 cents per month for each 16 c. p.  lamp used.  The tramway company directors  are trying to work up sympathy;  trying to make it appear that the  mayor is not sincere in : opposing  their schemes. In this connection  it might be stated that there will  be an electionffor mayor and aldermen in .about two months' time.  -���if the proposals of the tramway  company--directors are good ones  for the city let the people who  favor the tramway proposals put  up candidates for mayor and aldermen. The people who are opposed  to the tramway company's proposals and opposed to outside corporation interference in the city's  affairs will have a straight ticket  in the field, on which there will,be  no weak-kneed wobblers. -It".will  be a contest for blood, and The  Tribune is of "opinion that the men  on the tramway ticket will not  occupy seats in the city-hall during  the year 1901. -   '  THE COURAGE OF'DESPAIR  SALISBURY'S SPEECH IS REVIEWED  *\-3l  .31  BOERS   DESPERATELY   CLINGING  TO A LOST CAUSE.  Gallant Canadians Make  a Brilliant  Defence Almost Equal  / Paardeberg.  to  New York, November 11.���In  his special dispatch to the New  York Tribune regarding the South  African war, Mr. Ford says: Fresh  details of. the engagements in the  Transvaal show that the Boers are  fighting with remarkable courage  and energy. Dewet's- battle witlf  Legallis and Delisle was most stubbornly contested and the guns were  abandoned only after a display of  desperate valor. Smith-Dorrien's  fighting with Boers near Belfast  lasted 48 hours, and his rear guard  were only saved by. a brilliant defence conducted by the Canadian  Dragoons, whoso gallantry vied  with the valor displayed by the  Canadian contingent at Paardeburg  Tho Boers wero heavily reinforced  in theso operations, and not only  hung persistently upon the rear  and flank of the British column,  but even charged on their horses in  front at close querters. This may  be the courage of despair, but it  commands respect. .  The Boers are losing men day by  day, but now that they are broken  up into small bands -without;- artillery or transport they have marked  facilities for carrying ou guerrilla  warfare and are persistent in keeping up a hopeless struggle. While  they carry little food with them,  every farm is a store house for  them where they can obtain supplies and fresh horses. How jtney  contrive to obtain supplies of; ammunition is 'a mystery. Their  stubbornness in refusing to yield to  the British cannot bo explained by  the illusions of Mr. Kruger's mission  in France or ill founded hopes that  Bryan's triumph might have been  helpful to them. They are fighting  like men who have nothing left to  live for and are resolved to die  game. While this final exhibition  of genuineDutch courage commands  British respect, there is no turning  back from the relentless pursuit of  Ford's Weekly Letter Deals Largely With the Guildhall  Meeting  of Friday.  ' iSl  AMBASSADOR CHOATE IS A FAVORITE AMONC DIPLOMATS'  \^-i  New York, November 11.���Discussing   lord Salisbury's Guildhall  speech, Isaac N. Ford in his cable  letter   to the New York Tribune  says":    Lord Salisbury's   Guildhall'  speech has not cleared the situation  in   China,   but   it   lias   minimized  diplomatically   the   force   of    the  Anglo-German agreement and eon-  ciliated Russia, whose assent is required to the policies of the powers.  The alarming reports of aggressive  action by Russian officials at Tien-  Tsin and elsewhere are not   confirmed and may have been exaggerated, by Chinese intriguers, always ' on   the, alert   to keep   the  powers divided.   The chief danger  in the situation is the reluctance of  Russia to have, the imperial court  return  to' Pekin unless it can be  kept-securely within.the grip of the  czar.    The main moral of lord Salisbury's speech was the necessity for  strengthening the defences of the  empire against emergencies likely  to arise unexpectedly.  There is now no cloud in the sky  except a haze hanging over Pekin.  The French preparations for the  reception of Mr.' Kruger are not  liked in England, but lord Salisbury wisely refrains from taking  action that would immediately  upset the ministry.  The American ambassador astonished the Guildhall audience'by the  frankness with which he congratulated lord Salisbury upon deferring  his incursion into American politics  until the. election- -was'-over and  fairlyput. Gog' and Magog'out of  countenance by .'the audacity with  which he compared the" retiring  foreign minister to a tallow candle  on melting days." Mr.* Choate's  speech was received, however.-with  peals of laughter, and his reference  to Downing street as an American  precinct caused great amusement,  while his final tribute to lord Salisbury was heartily applauded. Mr.  Choate's touches of satire in his  earlier speeches were not always  understood here, but ho has now  acquired the art of playful badinage in which English speakers  themselves excel.  Referring to,cabinet changes, Mr.  Ford says: "Cabinet changes have  excited heartburnings among the  Conservatives who complain that  the Liberal Unionists have a larger  share of promotions. There has  been^a^general-shaking^up^ol^the^  old clique, but it is doubtful if the  new cabinet is stronger than the  old one! Only one man of the original force, Arnold Forster, is  brought into the ministry and one  debater of real genius among the  young men is banished to Ireland.  Lord Salisbury has found it necessary to go outside of his own circle  and is criticized sharply by his opponents for favoring so many of  his own relatives. Mr. Chamberlain has wisely kept out of sight,  although the continental critics are  imagining vain things.     The latest  h<   -.-KitI  canard is that he is going to Rome.^^l  to exchange views with the .Italian: y|l  foreign minister and to widen the'-M  circle of English intrigue. . inf'-'tKei'j|��5|  Mediterranean. AppVrently;-ktneJ*#  only" foundation1 for'the-Jstory' is^Ti  the presence of Mis. Chamberlain in* *'?'!  Naples,- where Chamberlain will,  join her and return with her- to ���  England after a short stay in>  -Rome." -'   y  The honors paid to general BulIer.J  at'Southampton are referred to "as-.-;  follows : " General Buller received^: .���_  today civic honors at Southampton ��?,lj  and a splendid ' welcome at, Alder-.v^  shot, where all the troops wereyS  drawn up and an address of coh->'y  gratulation was read,in the.,pres-v'^C  ence of the duke of Cambridge, lordyfe  WoIseley,Mr. Broderick, sir William ��?-|  Butler "and other associates." The',^  spirit of the occasion-was .welljVif  summed up by the motto displayed''^-',  at the station, ' Duty-done is" honor v^i  -\von.' General Buller's friends have'**?)  stood by him as loyally as the" Natal .'3*9  army supported him "through good'tj-  and evil report, and his Devonshire;^  neighbors will follow their' ex-y^i  ample. The value of. general yy  Buller's service in the field are ,re-^f|-  served for a future period when ttie;^*  stories are told and the, precise %;ti  truth about , the "relief' of -Lady-Vy  smith is known." '",    -��-~,  -!Jrf*%  "The result of the elections in' the^^.  United States from a financialV*and^-|  industrial' standpoint are'discussed*^  .by-Jtfr. Ford as f6]lows:i/*The'fiban:-*^  cial journals are specially interesWd53||  in-the immediate result of. tKe^.tri-Jj^  umph'orvthe sound money cause'mj&��  Ainerica.'The'ejIect-'of'bull'markets^-J  in New;York'has been'itKectrdnsfeu^  of-bvef-175-OOO-shares,- aggregating^,--?  ovefJ $10,000,000,- from   English  toy";  Americanholders. :,This - large; sale.'.,-  of American-securities  checks  the^  outflow" of gold to' New York, but <L*|  English   investors   cannot ��� be*' di��'S.\  pended upon to sell  out their hold- -"^  ings indefinitely and settle,the" bal- "^  ance of trade by returning-vstocks  heavily independent upon the'otKery^  side.     As  European   purchases ofV:*|i  American produce are on an   im---*7,!  niense scale the outflow of gold is a, fi'  foregone conclusion, particularly~if.y  a la'rge number of new enterprises^  are    undertaken   in   the    United"^  States in consequence of McKinley!ss  election and   American  capitalists  call back the millions which they  have lent temporarily in Europe at-  low rates of interest.  ''The financial journals find'eom-  fort for English industries'in the  .decidecLdeclineun=the=price-of_coaL  and the "fall of American cotton."  But the shrewdest observers forecast the temporary nature of these  fluctuations and consider it problematical whether there will be  enough cotton to answer requirements next year. A rise in wheat  is predicted by some "experts, and  the. best compensation for a remarkable decline in the. consumption of wool is found in McKinley's  re-election, since it implies a continuance of prosperity and increased purchases of foreign imports."  I  the scattered bands.  Sir Alfred Milncr has sounded a  fresh warning  against sedition   in  Cape Colony and the military critics at home are crying  aloud  for  Kitchener and scientific measures  of dealing with the guerrillas.    As  the   Boers   cannot   continue    tlie  struggle without   obtaining  food,  horses, arms and  recruits, rigorous  policies arcs   advocated   by whieh  they   may   be   virteally   isolated,  starved out and run to earth. . One  of  the  military  journals suggests  that   every    fresh,    recruit    from  Natal   and   Cape    Colony   caught  with arms in his possession  should  be tried by court martial and shot.  Other suggestions  aro  that every  enemy found in British uniform or  making foul iise of the white  (lag  or red cross should  be  hanged.    It  is  also   urged  that    tlie districts  must bo swept of any cattle, horses  and sheep ; that  farm houses must  bo burned and the seditious population employed so that raiders will  be unable to carry on their war.  General Kitchener is  expected to  do all theso-thhigs, since mild measures liavo been tried without effect.  Work on the Oramte.   ���  Work will bo resumed at tho  Granite mine shortly.' The property  has been run for several months  with a very small crew and tho  mill has been supplied from the  Poorman and Royal Canadian  mines. Caytain Duncan informed  Thr ��� Tribune yesterday that a  crew would be put at work on the  Granite within a fow days and that  operations would probably bo continued all winter. It is reported  that the last oro taken from the  property was the contents of a  pocket which gave a high percentage of gold. j -a  Joan 13. Richard, a mining engi-,  ncer of London, England, is-in the ''  city. Mr. Richard is making a tour"*-  of the province with a view of se- '-  curing information regarding its >  mineral resources and will visit sev- (���  eral properties in the Nelson district during the next few days. %  THE TRIBTINE: NELSON B.��� 0--MONDAY ���'NOVEMBER 11 1900  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY. -  INCORPORATED I670.r  Now  come  your  that  LADIES  that   the   cold   spell  around   we   would  attention     to    the  our  has  call  fact  TAILOR MADE SUITS  are just the pure stuff to wear  during the frosty weather. We  have  NOW IN STOCK  Navy and Black Serge,  Taffeta Silk Trimmings  Tweed Mixtures, also with  Taffeta'Silk Trimmings  SEE THEM  at the  NELSON, B.C.  ffitte ��tttmm��  Ti��tTTt*CT*ntriT^ITT'g^rTyrTfT*t-rTTTTTyyYrTi>rTT!rifTT;Y^ -  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS/  From and after October 1st, all  subscribers to the Daily Tribune,  who are served by .carrier will  be required to pay their subscriptions weekly to the carrier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Weekly, by carrier .      .      . .$ -   45  Monthly,.by carrier , .       .       .       1 00  Three Months," by'carrler        . .   2 5(V  Six Month's, by carrier" .     .       .       5 00  One Year, by carrier      .       , .10 00  imii*xiniitmiimxmng*ii��iiirt1  was surprised to find the City' of!  Nelson dragging along, year after  year, with a very unsatisfactory  lighting system, when it had a  most perfect one near at hand. Ho  cited Rossland as an example of a  city that is so well lighted that  there is not one complaint. He  also is reported as making the  astounding statement that the  Bonnington Falls company furnishes power at as low a rate as is  paid by consumers in eastern Canada. Till*' Tribune is of opinion  that the City of Nelson is not in  need of either advice or sympathy  from any one connected with the  Bonnington Falls Power Company.  It is even of opinion that the City  of Nelson has more to show for the  money expended on its' electric  light system than have the shareholders in tho Bonnington- Falls  Power Company for the ' money  that has been expended on their  system. Were the two system.��  soid at forced sale, the' City of Nelson would realize at least one hundred cents on the dollar, while the  shareholders in tho Boiihington  Falls company might not realize  fifty cents ou the dollar.  THE provincial '-mineralogist, who  draws' $1000 a year and runs a department over which the minister  of mines presides, is said to entertain pessimistic views regarding  the value of the metal mines of  British"Columbia.- He is even reported as "knocking" every camp  and district that he "visits on his  tours of inspection; If" tliis is a  fact, premier Dunsmuir should investigate the department of mines,  and if the charges are found to be  true, mak'ean"example of" this official. The best" evidence that' the  views said to' be entertained and  openly and" covertly expressed by  the' provincial mineralogist are  wrong is the'output" of the mines of  the Slocan, of East Kootenay,-of  Nelson district, of Rossland, aud of  tlie Boundary country. There  should be but one pessimist connected with the -" department of  mines, and that one the janitor employed to sweep but the ' offices' of  the department.  At the last session of the legis-  - lature, attorneyrgeneral Eberts introduced a bill to amend the ' Supreme Court Act in several respects.  After consulting one of* the' ablest  men practicing law in the province,-  the member for Nelson riding in-'  ������troduced���au^amendment-that _in_  effect was that the court of appeals  should have but four sittings' each  year, and that the sittings should"  all be at the capital of the province.  The'bill as amended passed through  the committee  stage" and was re-  . ported for the third reading.-  Vancouver was up in arms.    Thenie'm-  ber for Nelson- was denounced in  unmeasured terms.     The attorney-  general   weakened.    The bill was  dropped.    Now comes chief justice  McColl   with   an-opinion' on   the  question.    He says,  and his'associates agree with him, that there-  are too many sittings of the court  of appeals;    that four sittings a  year should suffice. But he does not  venture an opinion as to whether  the sittings should be held at Vic-  ��� toria, or at Vancoiive'r, oratNelsdn.  The- judges   and   the lawyers all  agree that four sittings of the court  of appeals "are ehbugli; but Vancouver is unwiilihg' that  the practice  followed in every province iii Canada,   and   in   every  state   in the  Union, should be followed in British  Columbia, that is, tliat the sittings  of the court shall be at the capital  ���and governments are sometimes  weak in the knees.  S.  S.' Fowlkr of   Nelson is" in  London, and in an interview states  that'the 2 per'cent tax on the'output of metal mines is retarding the  :mining industry., in this province,  and' in the same interview states  that' one of   the* companies   with  which he is  connected as mining  engineer is making a profit of $300,-  000 a year.   The mine in question  is   the   Ymir,   which is   17   miles  south of Nelson".   The ore'mined is  said to' be worth $10 a ton on an  average.   Eighty per cent of the  value is saved on-the plates of the  company's mill," and is. shipped to  the United" States assay office at  -IIelena._Moh'tan*a'.' as'gold bullion.  The other 20 per cent is saved in  concentrates, which are shipped to  the smelters at Trail and Nelson.  It is not' unfair to estimate that  the cost of tramming the ore from  the mine* to the mill and milling it  and the cost of freight and treatment on the concentrates is $2 per  ton.   The mineral tax is paid on  the remaining" value, or on $8.   The"  tax  is 2 per cent, or 10 cents" per  toil.   If the output of the mine is  200 tons a day, for each day in the  year, the   tax   for the   year will  amount"to $11,000, which  is less  tlian 4 per cent oh the net profits  of   the   company.     Compare  this  with the tax assessed on' incomes:  On all incomes over $40,000 the tax  is at tlie rate of 4 per cent per  annum. . Mr. Fowler also says that  the   eight-hour   law' is    not    yet  settled, and that its operation has  driven   good   miners   out   of   the  country.    As Mr. Fowler was a prd--J  minent member of a once more or  less notorious niiiie owners' union,  his utterances "and opinions are not  without bias.   ..,'..-  of the Independent Labor" party.  When a newspaper that is looked  upon as respectable allows such utterly untrue stuff to appear, time  after time, in its columns, there can  be but one opinion of that newspaper, and that not at allflattering  to   the   responsible   editor  of  the  paper:    Out for the "Stuff."  Nelson, November 9.���Whatever  differences of opinion may have existed here before the election as to  the expediency of testing the district on party lines has now very  largely disappeared. During my  stay here within the past week I  have endeavored, as far as possible,  to gauge public opinion, and in a  former letter gave you some idea of  the causes of the dissension and distrust in the old parties. Now that  the election is over, there is a well-  defined feeling among all the extremists on both sides that it is  best for all concerned to avoid an  election.  Naturally the extremists oppose  this   view.     Always "narrow   and  generally mistaken, they,-as  a last  resort, are making appeals  to sectionalism.   It is pointed  out that  Galliher is a Nelson  man, first,' last'  and .all the time, and that his election will bring grist to the Nelson  mill.   According to these men, who  really are in a minority, however,  but have sufficient influence to be a  disturbing   element,   anything    is  better than the election of anyone  who does not live in Nelson.  While  this argument might be. used against  MaeNeill,  so far as  Foley is concerned,   it   falls   flat, because the  labor nomination was first offered  to James Wilks of Nelson", who declined it.     It. is  evident that the  Labor party is not working for any'  particular place���and the Galliher  canvass here on this score should be  carefully watched iu Rossland "and  other outside places.   The ' Nelsori-  ites, led  by mayor  Houston, who  are continually shouting about the  selfishness     and      "hoggish'    instincts "   of     other     places,     do  so apparently to divert attention  from their own schemes.    In going  through  Kaslo, Sandon and other  places one never hears of this���but  whenever   Houston  refers. to   Mr.  Foley it is as "Chris Foley of Rossland."   in  every case Rossland is  kept well to the front.    What "does  this mean, if it is not intended as  an argument against Foley?   The  argument is never used in Rossland  against "Galliher;*   but'-it'-is.< well,  judging from my observations here,  for the Rossland.people to keep one  eye on the Nelson cry, especially iu  view   of.the promises which are'  said to have been made by Galliher  here.   As a mattevof fact, Galliher-  is promising anything and everything everywhere he goes in his  desperation to head Foley-off. Few  persons here now expect-Galliher to  win,but "they" want liinVto run and  lose and get the patronage.*. They  are out for the stuff.   Not content  with being mayor of the city and,  member at Victoria, Houston wants  Galliher to go' up against it and be  defeated so that he may get his finger in the federal pie too. It will be  a very cold day'for Rosslandif this  happens.   Houston, who is pradtic-  ally-on the fence, and is  expected  to support Galliher, has no use for  either Rossland or its  people. , His  paper, The Tribune, never fails to  "sne"er"at"Rossla"ndrits_pe"opIeandits-  mines, and   his opposition   to   the-  Labor candidate may be traced to  his hatred of the place from ��� which  Mr. Foley comes���and to Houston's  own  desire to  stand  in with1 his  friend, Bill Galliher, in distributing  patronage.    If Galliher does not retire-it may be safely ascribed to  Houston's influence over him.   Personally Galliher is sick and tired of  the campaign.   His party  friends  would prefer to see him retire���and  it is becoming evident every hour  that if they.were satisfied as to the  "patronagb" question���the distribution   of   the   boodle���-they   would  gladly ask him   to retire at any  time.  ROSSLAND MINER HOGWASH.  On Saturday the organ of the  disgruntled element in Nelson had  an interview with a Mr. Dbull of  Montreal, vice-president of the  Bonnington Falls Power Company.  Jle is reported as saying that lie  The following is a-sample of the  "hogwash" that appears in the  Rossland Miner. It can be stated  that there is not even tlie semblance of truth in any of the statements made in' the article, save  one that .Tames Wilks had been offered and declined the nomination  SMfS  Speclall j* -recommended  for dyspepsia,   loss' of  appetite,   sleeplessness;:  Indigestion,    weakness  fi'otn  whatever  cause,  nervousnoss,,      fevers),  consumption,    malaria  nnd gciierardebllity.  Women  complain   of   a  tired feeling.   wilsoii'H Iii-  valid's Port is immediate'  nnd efficacious, leaving no  Harmful effects. -  Men will "find it particularly valuable as a restorative and a streng'tlicnerof  the body and norvo system  Wo recommend this tonic  Canadamm  AND BOOK  Nelson, B, C.  IRVINE & CO.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Tfc-  to  to  to  to  to  m  ets and Men's Furnishings  Ladies*   Department  Special sale of ladies' and children's wool 'vests, drawers,  and combination suits, flannelette night dresses,  drawers and skirts.  Ladies' flannelette, cashmere, alpacia, silk, satin, and  French flannel blouse waists.  Ladies' mantles, jackets, and tailor-made suits from best  makers at exceedingly low prices.  Ladies!  ready-made dress skirts, from $2.00 each up.  P' D," and UD A" corsets from 75  <<  Ladies' "R & C  cents up.  Children's coats, reefers, and jackets, from-1 to 10 years  of age.  Ladies' golf capes, at all prices.  Millinery   Department,  We are now showing the balance of our imported'pattern  hats at cost prices ; also a large stock of ladies'  ready-to-wear hats at low prices.  Men's   Department,  We are offering men's fleecer-lined underwear, in sizes 34  to 44, from 65 cents each up.  Men's Cartright & Warner's national wool and cashmere  shirts and drawers, from $1.50 each up.  Men's flannel, cotton flannelette, cashmere and silk night  shirts. Men's pajamas in all wights. Black cash-  meresox 25 cents per pair.  Latest novelties in neckwear, collars, cuffs, regatta negligee and fllannel shirts.  to  to  to  to  to  House   Rurnishing   Department.  White lace curtains, from 75c per pair; chenile iind tapestry portieres, from $3.50 per pair; chenile and  tapestry table covers from 75 cents.  Tapestry carpets, from 45c per yard up ; Brussel carpets,  from $1.00 per yard up; Wiltons from $1.25 per  yard up ; Axminsters, from $1.25 per yard up.  Floor oilcloth, from 35 cents per yard up.  White bed spreads in all .qualities ; Wool comfortables  from $1. 25 up ; Wool blankets (grey) from $2.50 up;  wool blanket (white) from $3.50 up.  AH    Coi-pets   Sewn    nnd'  L_aicl    .Free    of   Charge.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  M  VOTE  FOR . . .  A.  H  MacNEILL  of Rossland  321 to 331 Baker Street; Nelson *  >-   American;,atid European Plat-is.  MEALS  CENTS3  BOOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY   AND-EEATED-BY STEAM -  25 CENTS TO Si  9  $  ��TI  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted' by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air. ���  Large.- romf or table bedrooms* and' flrsfi-class  dining-room; Sample rooms for ootnmorolal men',  RJATES $S PER DAY  N|rs. E. G. CiarKe, Prop.  LATE OF THE 'BOtfAL HOTEL, OALOABY  TEtECTORSr  During tlie heat of the elections  ' -v VOTE  for tho 1  Candidate of the Liberal-Conservative Party for Member  of the House of Commons for Yale-Cariboo.  10c  BIG   SCHOONER      10c  Beer or Half-and-half at tho  ���Always: fresh.   .  The only good;Beep'In/Nelaon  E. i. CURRANy Prop.  Corner Stanley and Silled Streets.  [VJadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets. Nelson  The only hotel In Nelson that' has remained  under one management elnoe'1890.  The'bed-rooms are -well furnished' and lighted  by electriolty.  . t.���.......  The bar Is always:stocked by the' beat dom a-  tio and imported liquors and olgars.  THOMAS MADDEN; Proprietor.  SLOCAN JUNttTIOJJ HOTEL  J. H. MoMANUS, Manager  PLATFORM  Adopted by the Liberal-Conservative Party in Convention  at Revelstpke, September 15th,-1900  We,'tlie delegates of the Liberal-Conservative party of Yale-Caviboo*  constituency, in convention assembled, reaffirm the principle's of - the.  party, ami more particularly that cardinal principle, protection to home  industries; and'that that principle be carried out so that all sections of  the couirtry' shall equally share its benefits.  The one ��� industry on -which the prosperity of this" constituency is  almost wholly dependent is mining;_and' we'believe that our mining industries are as' fairly entitled to protection as the manufacturing industries of Eastern Canada-; therefore,'we advocate that'the duties on lead  -and-lea*d-prodiicts"-be-increased. so-that--they-shall.be aSjhigh as,those now,  imposed by the-'United* States on the same'artieles.  That the output of the precious metal mines is largely increasing,"  therefore we favor, the establishment of a mint', so-that tlie specie in cir-'  dilation shall be that of our owninstead of that of;a foreign- country.  "We advocate the restriction of the immigrationof Chinese and' Japanese, and all classes 1 who cannot become good citizens of the Dominion  of Canada, and suggest tlie adoption of the principle's of the'Natal Act.  British Columbia' has not now the-representation-ih the federal parliament that she is entitled to: therefore we advocate that when the  redistribution-of seatis is made' that this constituency shall be given representation according; to its population.  That it augurs/well for the success of the party that Hugh John  Macdorilild has decided to leave the field of provincial politics to take  part in the larger one that'affects the people of the whole of Canada.  WHOLESALE TRADE  CRATED AND "MINERAL WATERS.  THOHPE & CO.. LIMITED.-Coi-ncr Vernon  and Cedar streets," Nelson', manufacturers  of and -wholesale' dealors in to rated waters aud  fruit syrups. Sole agents, for Halcyon Springs  mineral -water.   Tolephorio' (ill.  ASSAYERS"   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner.'Baker and  ��� Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in aaaayers supplies. Agents - for Denver  Fire Clay Co.- of Denver. Colorado.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS* & CO.-Baker street, Nelson  ��� wholesale* doalors' in liquors,' cigars  cement, fire brick and fire clay, .water.plpes.and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  EOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CON-  ,, STRUCTION COMPAN Y-Wholesale deal-  era in telephones,"annunciators.' bells, "batteries,  fixtures; etc., Houston block,'Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton R, R.^MUls_atSriotoria,=New=West:  minster, and Edmonton, Alberta;' -  PRODUCE  CO.-Baker  Motion's old  , Hay- and Produce.  Correspondence solicited.  CAMPAIGN' COMMITTEE ROOMS IN NELSON  Houston;- Bioek,. Corner of Baker aqd"Josephiner Streets.  f". Wmms & (M  Head Opfioe at  NELSON, B. C.  WhdlBSafe arid RetaiI  I ers in Meats  Markets at  Nelsoiii   Rossland,   Trail, Kftslo, Ymir,, Sandon,  SUverton, Nej  Denver, Revelstoke; Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Orty, ana  way, arid Vancourer. ��� ., .  _' -   ��� ^..j.j  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  Bar stocked with best brands of wines, liquors,  and Cigars. Beer ou draught. Large oomtoi'b-  11M0 room*,  FlntKiUaU table board.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLBSALB AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Bake, Street, Meteor, E-   ��J,  TRAVES,  Manager  ORDERS JOT ttUOBt ���JUCCHTOI CAREFUIi AMD PBOMPT ATTBilXION  TAYLOR   FEED &  PRODUC  street, -Nelson   (George   F  stand),   Flour,' Feed, Grain,- Ha;  . Car lots a specialty.   ~  Phono 26.  FRESH AND SALT MiEATS.  P    BURNS' &   CO.-Baker  street, , Nolson,  ��� . wholesale dealers In fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  groceries:  A MACDONALD &. CO.r-Cbrner Front and 1  ��� Hall streets, wholesale' grocers andj  Jobbers in blankets, glovea, mitts, boots, rubbers, J  maoklnaws and miners'sundries.'    EOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesalo I  grocers. ��������� ��� ���      '  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  u   son, wholesale grocers.'  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.���Front street, Nelson..  ���  wholesale   dealers   In* provisions,   oared|  meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.]  HBYERS fit CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine]  ��� streets,-Nelson, wholesale dealers In nard-f  ware and,mining supplies. Agents for Glanli  Powder Co. '  ��� ���   ' <  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE    COMPANY  Baker St,', Nolson,.. wholesalo   dealers lr  hardwaro and mining supplies* and' water and  plumbers', supplies. .  LIQUORS AND^DRY GOODS.  TURNER,, BEETON &. CO.-Corner VernoJ  . and Josephine-stroets. Nelson, -wholesall  dealers in liquors, olgars and dry goods." Agent!  for. Pabst Brewing. Co. of Milwaukee and Caff  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  powder; caps and fuse.  HAMILTON  POWDER  COMPANY-Bato.  street;' Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite  sporting.-' stumping and ��� black blasting powdenj  wholesale dealers In caps and fuse, and elect  blasting apparatus.  SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON,SAW   AND  PLANING   MILL  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall street  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealeit  in sash and doors; all kinds of factory work madl  to order.  _   -   ���  WINES AND CIGARS.  GAJUFORNIA    WINE  COMPANY,    LIM|  TED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Ne  son. wholesale ^dealera In wines, (oase and  attf dombstto ���M'tapertea'-Ji&ra, :*���-  BAM OF flftttHlft-  CAPITAL, all paid up....$I2.00O;O0O.O0  REST  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Druimnond Vice-President  1C. S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches In London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal cllios in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchango and Cable  Transfers.  GravA Commercial and Travolors' Credits,  available In any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.  Saving's Bank Branch  CURKKNT RATK OF INTEREST PAID.  JUDGMENT FOR' PLAINTIFF  In Lawr vs. Parker.  Mr. Justice Walkem has filed his  decision in Lawr vs. Parker, giving  .judgment for plaintiff with costs.  The propertv-involved is of considerable value, but the principal interest attending the decision is its  bearing on the mining industry  generally. A point of more than  ordinary interest is involved, the  facts'of which are set forth in the  following verbatim copy of the  judgment:  "This is a very peculiar case  owing to the series of mistakes of  an exceptional character made by  the plaintiff with reference to the  annual assessment work required  by the Mineral Act to be done on a  mineral claim to preserve it from  being 'deemed vacant and aban:  doned' under section  24 of the Act.  " The ground in dispute is on the  slope of the Morning mountain  whieh overlooks the city of Nelson,  arid was located* by the plaintiff on  the 18th of August, ISOS; as the  Rebecca and as an extension of the  Ida in which the plaintiff has an  interest. The location of the Rebecca is not now in dispute. Under  the circumstances mentioned, the  plaintiff, who is illiterate, asked the  gold commissioner, Mr. Turner, if  his assessment work on the Ida  would be regarded by him as assess-'  ment work impliedly done on the  Rebecca, and- that officer, as he  states, said he would ; see section 24  of the act. This has ���not been denied, although Mr. Turner Avas,* at  the time of tho trial, .within call at  the instance of the defendant if he  had so wished. The objection of  -the defendant's counsel-is, however,  that the gold commissioner's permission amounted to nothing, as  section^24 requires a. miner, in'such  cases*! to file in the recorder's office,  as acondition precedent, a notice of  his intention to do his assessment  work on one or other of his adjoining claims. The gold commissioner's  answer, manifestly, misled the-  plaintiff; hence, the objection is  answered by section 53 of the act���  ' No free miner shallsulfer frbmany  act of omission or commission'  . . . on the part of any government official, if such can be proved'  ���and, to my mind; an act of commission as it were"; has Keen proved.*  Besides this, at most, it is. a mere,  ��� irregularity ' which is provided for  in the plaintiff's favor by section  28 of-the act.  "The next objection is that the  affidavit made by the plaintiff for  ._the_purpose_of_obtaining_his_certifi--_  cate of work on the Rebecca for  the year ending iu August, 1899, is  untrue, inasmuch as -it states that  the work was done, contrary to the  fact, on" the Rebecca*. This affidavit  was made in the office of the re-  cordei'rat.Nelson, and on that officer's advice; for, before the plaintiff made it lie told the recorder  that the work in question was not  done on the Rebecca but on the  Jda and with the gold commissioner's permission. And he, thereupon, asked the recorder how he  should fill up the blanks' iii the  statutory form of affidavit handed  to him by that officer, and which, is  the affidavit now impeached. The  recorder told him that it would be  sufficient if he simply stated that  the work was done on the Rebecca,  and that a statement to that effect  in the affidavit would be satisfactory, and the plaintiff, accordingly, made it. A" gentleman,  named Inskip, happe-aed 'to be present at the tiiiie; and he fully confirms the plaintiff's evidence iii this  respect. The plaintiff was thus  misled by itlie recorder, and section  nil which I have above quoted, protects him. Moreover, I regard the  incorrect filling \ip of the affidavit  as a mere irregularity. What the  plaintiff ought to have stated, and  the recorder should have so informed him, was, to the effect, that  the work in question was done on  the Ida with the gold commissioner's permission, and was to be considered as work done on the Rebecca. I would also observe, that  I Wholly absolve the jilaintiff from  any intention on his part to misstate the facts in his affidavit; for  Ue gave his evidence upon this and  THE BANE- OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  TBE TJRIBtTNE; NELS0K- B. 0  MOKDAY; ffOVEMBEl*- Jfl/faOO  5  Established in Nelson in 1890.  '-'-'.a*' !  Is now prepared to issue- Drafts ami-  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. 0., and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized $2,500,000  Capital Paid up $2,458,603  Rest   $1,700,000  -    D. II. Wilkie, General Manager.  E. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street)  J. M. IaAY. Manager..  other points in the case in a manner that was perfectly frank,  "The next objection by the defence is that the work alleged' to  have been done on the "Ida," which  was the sinking of a shaft, ten-feet  deep in solid rock, was not done on  that claim, but was done.-as a matter of fact, upon a fraction, outside  of the Ida, which had been located'  by a surveyor.     The shaft is about  20 feet north of the Ida's upper-  line and nearly 300 feet to the left"  of   post   No. 1   of the Ida.     The*^  plaintiff only lately knew this in  consequence of a recent survey of-  the-respective claims having been  made by the surveyor referred to.  The plaintiff, of course, loses his  shaft, but J think it would be extremely" harsh if I further punished  him by depriving him of his claim  owing to the evident mistake that  he had made.     The Mineral Act requires that a miner shall*do certain  annual  assessment   work   with  a.  view   of   developing   the   mineral  wealthof the country.-   ,-The plaintiff sank tho shaft in question in  good  faith, believing  that  it  was  being sunk on his owii ground, and  he, therefore, fully complied with  the spirit of the act.   I have known  of cases where location lines were  considerably   over    1500    feet "in  length, and where the aunual'work  had been done'by the locator upon  the extra length.    When the claim  was   surveyed,   this extra   length  was, of course, cut off, and, therefore, the benefit of the work was  lost to the miner;   but  T am not  aware that it was ever decided that  he should lose his  whole" claim on  account of his unfortunate mistake.  ������Virtually,' the .attack ��� made- on  the plaintiff's.title is to the effect  that his first certificate of work  was obtained by fraud, i. e., by the  alleged incorrect affidavit which 1  have dealt with. The test as to  whether this affidavit would be-  wrong in the eye of the law is;  could perjury be .assigned in respect  of it, and* T have no hesitation in  saying, .with all the evidence before me, that it could hot. Apart  from'this; if 1 even thought otherwise, I have no jurisdiction to deal  with tlie subject for section 28 of  the Act declares that no such certificate shall be impeached on the  ground^of fraud, except at the instance of the attorney-general.  '.'The defendant has offered no  evidence whatever with respect to  his location which, by the way, almost' completely covers the Rebecca. His-counsel has -'simply re*  lied upon the' objections I have already dealt with; and, as I have  intimated,_those_objections_ cannot,  prevail. My conclusion is that the  plaintiff is entitled to judgment  with costs:"   '  Nelson Opera House  ��� ���  HIGH GLASS  COMEDY CO.  3-NIGHTS-3  Commencing  Monday,   November   12th.  A change of program each night  opening with  A Circus GM  PRICES,   50c  and   75c.  NOTICE.  All persons having accounts or claims against,  the Chapleau Consolidated Gold Alining Company, Limited, aro requested to forward same to  Ci. L. K. Woyl of Nelson. B. C.'without delay in  order thai, they may receive prompt attention.  Dated November 8tli. WOO.  ELUOT & LENNIE.  Solicitors for the Compiny,  . Herei is My  ~*" ""^ j  ��� ���  ALL @�����HDB SOLD 25 PER CENT CHEAPER THAN ANY OTHER  HOUSE IN NELSON.  Latest Up-to-Date Stock. Purchased Direct from the Manufacturers.  BRONZES of All Kinds  MANICURES AND MANICURE SETS  With Stones and Without  CUT GLASS, in White and Colors   .  LADIES' CHATELAINE BAGS  SILVER TEA  SETS,  They, are Beauties  MUSIC ROLLS  It is impossible to describe  all the Goods I have in stock,  but your inspection of them  is solicited.  Our Watch and Jewelry department has no equal in the  Kootenay.  -=',-h i  "���at  ALL  GOODS  IN MX  STOCK  WERE,  MADE  IN��:  19001  ^C"*l  m  .-"SI  1   t.Sl  V'-vi-M  ' *ysj  IsTESXjSOlSr,   IB.   o.  ' i'iifrl  ROSSLAND   BIVQIIVBERHVQ   WORKS  CUNLTFFE  &  MeMILLAN  Founders ant)  Machinists, Specialty- of Ore Cars, Ore-Bin  Doors and General Mining Machinery.  List of second-hand-machincrj' on hand, and all in first-class condition:  1 11x12 Horizontal Sllde-Valve Engine.-complete.  1 ofoot Pelton Wheel, .with fiOO feet 8 in. to II! in. Spi*-al-Ri vetted Pipe.   New, never been lised.  1 IngcrsoU-Snrgeant,' and 1 Hand Rode Drill.   Thoroughly overhauled and worn parts replaced,  1 No. 2 Knowles b'ced Pump, in first class condition.  I Goulds-Hatid Force tump.   Stoping Bars, Blacksmiths' B<-llowe, etc.  Watch this adverthemenfc for further lists, or wiite us before you buy for complete list.   We  may-havo .iiisl, what you want.  Agents for Northoy Pumps.   Stock carried.  THIRD  AVENUE,  ROSSLAND. P.  O.  Box 198.  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors'  Inside Doors   ��  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast).  Newel; Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough land  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  ir WHAT YOU -WANT IS NOT IN STOCK  WK WILL MAKB IT FOB YOU  ~ CALL AND GET PRICES,  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS, NELSON  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VERNON STREETS  It is Better to Give  .... than to Receive  eapocially in a Rood cause, and that is why wc  delight in giving our customers such perfect  laundry work when they favor us with their  patronage.  We lior, only give them perfect sal isfaction in  '.tho color and finish of their linen, but we give  UiPin  twice (he  wear*.thut they would get if  Iheir garments wore done-by inferior methods.  Roughand  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Luir-ber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock* of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors;  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  C. W, West & Co.  COAL!     WOOD!  The KOOTENAY STEAM LAUNDRY  Telephone 128  NELSON TENT AND  AWNING  FACTORY  The best equipped establishment in British Columbia for turning out  all kinds of canvas goods.  Hard Coal       <fiQ:|*| Crow's Nest      (BO IR  Anthraolte      w��'9��lcoa�� ��9DiI3  X>E1IjI*VE1'E:**'H]'D  AGENT3 IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY, Ltd.  No order can b^ accepted unless accompanied  by cash.    .  Office:   Corner of Hall  and Baker Streets. -  TELEPHONE 33.  Lethbridge Call Goal  The best" value Tor the money In the market  for all purposes.  terms cash     W. P. TiEBNKr, General Agent  Talent-one 1*7.    Office with O. I). J. Chrlstilfl.  MUSIC.  Mrs. 1). B. Murray, graduate in vocal and instrumental music, w now prepared to receive  pupils for instruction in voico culture, Italian  method, also piano aud organ.  For terms and further particulars apply room  5, A. Macdonald building, corner Josephine and  Vernon' street.  ^        THEO NlADSOfl, Proprietor.  Baker Street, Nelson.  Special Sale  During tlie entire week.   Millinery and Millinery Novelties,  Corsets, Gloves, Lace   Veiling  and Children's Headwear.  MBS.  MCLAUGHLIN,  Josephine   St.  MRS;  ENFIELD'S  ... fop fine . . .  HALL   BLOCK,   NELSON.  Vote for Nickerson  to repair your watch. He was  born in the watch business.  His platform is first-class workmanship. Baker Street, opposite Queen's hotel.  FOR FALL PLANTING  Home-grown ,Fcuit and Ornamental Trees, Roses, Shrubs,  Vines and Bulbs���SO.OOO to select from.    Address  M. J. HENRY, Vancouver, B. C.  TOWN LOTS  FOR SALE  Two good business lots in tho town of Phoenix,  50 feet frontage. Original cost $1,000. Will sell  for the same figuro on the following terms: One-  third cash: balance In six and twelve months.  Address. F. B. H..posfc office box 198. Nelson. B.C.  ~~   NELSON LOTS FOR SALE.  Good building lota for sale. Corner and one  adjoining, SOxlyO; $325. Two inside lots MIxl'M.  $250. All on Mill street. Title clear. Apply lo  Strachan Brothers, opposite the poet office.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  HUGH R. CAMERON  Real Estate and  Insurance Agent  The only office; itf-the city which  issues its own policies.  . AORNT FOU  Norwich Union Insurance Co.  Connecticut Fire insurance Co.  Atna insurance Co.  Commercial Union Insurance Co., Ltd.  MONEY TO  LOAN AT 8%  ON  STRAIGHT  MORTGAGE.  BAKER: STREET  NELSON  GAN|BLE & O'REILLY  Baker Street  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  AGENTS  FOR KENT  G-roomcd house and bath, together with kitchen  ran?e, complete with hot und cold water, Observatory street, magnificent view; rent, including water rale, $25 per month..  5-roomed house, corner Cedar and Carbonate  streets; $20per month.  .l-roomcd house, Hume Addition ; SI.*i per month.  1-roomed cottage. Gore street $12.��0 per month.  9-rooined house, corner of Mill and Hall streets;  - $30 per month, from 1st NovemDer.  ���Hentscollected;���Loans made:   Agents for British Columbia Permanent Loan  & Savings Company.  D. J. Dewar, J. P.  Notary Public���Conveyancer.  for sale  Baker street property at a bargain: 50 feet on  Vernon strcet.near Ha'l, with houses renting  for $10 per month : only *2.500.  7-room- house, Stanley street and "Mines road,  .  beautiful location: $l.'iW,S500 cash.  Fine large houso and lot on Carbonate street for  $->.000, easy terms; RX interest.  House and two lots. Ward and Houston Btroet,  $1,07/5, easy terms.  2 nice building lots. Mill street, S'iOO.  TO RENT.  Xicely situated boarding houso.  7-room house, with hath, Stanley street., $25.00.  7-room house in Hume additlon,$20. This house  has full modo.-n conveniences. >  MaSMocU    D. J. DEWAR  IPINC STOCKS  BOUGHT AND SOLD  Richelieu. 10O0  FOR SATaE.  Large hotel, furnished complete throughout,  tn a good live town ; reasonable terms.  A complete eet of tinner's toola.  CALL ON  H. A. Prosser  BROKER. WARD STREET  FOB SALE-CHEAP~  ' Six lots corner Observatory and  Hall streets,  druincd and cleared for building.  Charles St. Barbe, Agent  MONEY TOTOAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Applr a. Ia. LENNOX, Sollclbor. Nairn. H. O  R. REISTERER & CO.  BRKWERS AND BOTTLERS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  deUverynto tfinbnAB     Brewery at Nelson  JUST   ARRIVED  A Car Load "of  Allen's Apple Cider.  THORPE & CO.  xxxxxxxxxxxir  XZZXUZZIXTX2XXXXZXXXXUXXXUT  .A..   E1TSTEAB.  Contracting Painters, Decorators, Paporhangors.  Full line of wall paper,-mouldings, etc,   Kalso-  mining and Tinting.   Strictly first-class work.  Estimates furnished.  Residence Mill Street,   "MPT QflM    R   f!  Opposite School House   JWj&iiOUiN, - JS. *U.  H. D.  ASHCROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended bo by a  Arab-class wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing-and onsbom-work from outside points.  Shorn   Hall 8b.. bebwMn Baker and Varnon.  E. P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Office with C. W". West & Co., cornor Hall and  Baker streets.  City ofllco of the Nelson Sodawator Factory.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Vlotoria and Kootenay Streeta.  P. O: Box ��S>. TELEPHONE WO. Do  DR.  ALEXANDER  FORIN  OFFICE  AND  RESIDENCE  Silica   street, betweeu Ward and  Josephine streets.  Telephone 120.  ARCHITECTS.  EWART  &  CARRIE���Architects.    Rooms 7  and 8 Aberdeen block. Bakor street, Nolson.  NOTICE OP ASSIGNMENT.  Pursuant to the " Creditors' Trust Deeds Act"  and Amending Acts.  Notice U hereby givn that Charles Trombull  and Alexander John McDonald, la'cly carrying  on-business as Tobacco and Cigar Merchants in  the City of Kaslo, British Columbia, in partnership under the firm name and style of Trumbull  Sc McDonald, by deed of assignment for the bene-  fltof cmlitors, bearing da'ethc2:trd day of October, A. D. 1900, have assigned all their ami each  of their personal estate, credits and effects'which  may be seized-and sold under execution and all  their and each of their real estate uuto Robert.  McLean.'of the said city of Kaslo. mill minuter,  in trust, to pay and satisfy ratably or proportionately and without preference or priority all tho  creditors ot them, the said Charles Trumbull und  Alexander John McDonald, or of either of them,  their just debts, according tola\\\  The said deed of assignment was executed by  the said Alexander John McDomtld on the 23rd  day of October. A. D. 1!KX), and by the said  Charles Tuimbull on tho 2.">tli d.-iy of October. A.  D. lflOO, and by the said Hbhoit, McLean on the  27th day of October. A. I). 190U.  All persons having cla'ms against the Said  Charles Trumbull unci Alexander .lohn McDonald or against either of them aro required on or  before the 30th day of November, WOO, to deliver  to the trustee vouchors nnd particulars of the  sam .together with particulars of any security  which may be held by them therefor.  And notice is hcrohy given that after the said  .'lOih day of November, 1000, the trustee will proceed to distribute the assets among those parties  who are untitled thereto, having retrard only to  tho claims of which lie shall then have had due  notice.  A meeting of the creditors will be held at tho  olllce of McAnn fc MelCay, Front, street,, in the  said oily of Kaslo, on Thursday, the 15th day of  November, WOO, at tho hour of three o'clock In  the afternoon.  Dated at Kaslo tho 27th day of October. A. D..  1000. MoANN & McKAY  Solicitors for I he Trustee.  ' j'-.-j'I  ' ~.-*r I  "'���LSI  ���M  TRADES   UNIONS;  ���M-ELSON MINERS', UNION NO. 96, W. F. o 1  -"���' M.���Meets In miners' union rooms, north-  east.corner Vlotoria and Kootenay streets, every-'  Saturday evening-at 8 o'clock. Visiting mem-'  bars welcome, m. 11. Mowatt, President Jamo -'.<  Wilkes, Seorctary. ..Union-Scams op Wages .TV  fok Nelson District���Per shift, -machine '-'.���>'  mon, $3.60: hammersmen'miners. $3.25; muckers, -'j  carmen, shovolors and other underground labor- ���-���  ers, $3.00. ���     -.'.--   C s.  IT-RADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-The regu- -'iS  ���*��� lar meetings of tho Nelson Trades and Labor--"'H  Council will be held in the miners' union hall,.-si  comer of >Victorla and Kootenay streets, on the:*-. /}���.  first and third Thursday of -.each month,'- at * ?t  7.30 p.m. G. J. Thorpe, President. J. H.Matho- .'.'!  eon, Secretary. - . -,'    . ,. -^j"}/  THE regular meetings of the Carpenters' Union A;S|  are neld on  Wednesday evening of each-.;-����� I  week, at 7 o'clock,"- in the Miners' Union hall cor- \- *** I  nor Victoria and Kootenay streets.   IC-Robin-';^*  son, President.   James Colling, Secretary. ���  -    ';\\\  BARBERS' UNION.-Nclson Union, No." 190. ot'M?  .the International Journeymen, Barbers Un-.'&^l  ion of America, moots evory first andthird Mon-^f-;-^  day of each month in Minor's Union-Hall, cornery-ii.  of Victoria and Kootenay streets, "at 8:30 p.m.'jjg'l  sharp. Visiting brothers- cordially^ invItcd-.towV?;!  attend. J. II. Mathcson, President. W. S. Bel-'-'-J-^l  villo, Secretary,    ;i        " --,��   - ^ -- -v���- -  BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS' UNION. ,-*.,  Tho Bricklayers and Masons' International-si I  Union No. 3 ot Nelson meets second andf fourth&&��\  Tuesdays in each month at Miners Union hall. * i*S,f  J. AV. Etcher, president; Joseph Clark, recording ".?'  and corresponding soorotury. ri ' p    ' T      tV  LABORERS' UNION.-Nelson Laborers' Pro!-'W  tectlve Union, No. 8121, A. F. ot L., meeU io-Ir.  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner of Ba-'-'Y,  ker and Kootenay streets, overy Monday evoning :'Aj  at":30 p.m. sharp. Visiting members of the AmeiT- 'M- L  can Federation- cordially invited to attend.''-pi  .lames Mathow, President. John Roberta!,- re-^-fl  cording secretary. ......  ELSON PAINTERS' UNION-Tho regulaivi��|  meeting of the   Painters'   Union-'is helaVsjl  .Stfll  PLA8TERKRS'  UNION-The O. P. I. A. No.'"-'-'  ���*��� 172, meets overy Monday evening' in tho;?- >���  Elliot block, corner Baker and Stanley streets, at -?'--|  8 o'clock.   J. D. Mover. preRideut: Donald Mc->������,"'  A  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.     . . -,  NELSON LODGE. NO. 83, A. K. ft Ai M. -  Meets second Wednesday In each month. .-  Sojourning brethren Invited.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS��� Nelson Lodge, No, si  25, Knights of Pythias, moots InTtt O. K. *t  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets, every f  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clook. Vislting-Knighte ' -1  cordially invited to attend. F. J. Bradley, C. C: "*  J. A. Paquette, K. of R. &S. .    . _   _.  ���fyTELSON L. O. L^ No. 1692, meets In L O. O. F.  ������-'   Hall, cornor Bakor and Kootenay streeta. "  1st and 3rd  Friday  of each  month.   Visiting  bretherncordially invited.   R. Robinson, WiM.  W. Crawford. Recording-Secretary.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Provlnco of BriHsh Columbia, Nelson, in Was  Kootenay, to wit:     j,  By virtue of a writ of flcri-faclas. Issued out of  the Supreme Court of Ilrilith Columbia, at tho  suit of tho Bank of -Montreal, nlalntilK). and to  me direcred, ngniast tho goods and chat.  tels of tho Tuo Friends Mine," Limited  Liability, defendant'--, 1 have seized and  taken in execution all tho right, title and intoresb  of tho said defendants, Two Friends .Mine Limited Liability, in tho mineral claim known an  and called "Two l<Vlonds,"situalod on thodivido  between Lemon nnd Springer crcoks, ou tho easb  slopo of Lemon crook, located on tho Hist day ot  July, A. 1). IKO.*). nnd recorded in tho ottlco of tho  mining recorder for tho Slocun Clly Mining Division of the Wo*-t Koota>imy District, on tho 10tl��  day of August. A. 1). IS05; and also all- tho right)  title and interest of tho said defendants. Two  Friends Mine, Limited Liability, In sixty (ISO) tonn  of ore, more or less, mined from tho mineral  claim '-Two Friends." and now upon tho property : To roenvor tho sum of two thousand and  cighty-nino dollars and eighty-five cents ($2,080-  .85) togpther with interest on two thousand nnd  eighty-six dollars and thirty- IIvo cents ($2030 3.1)  at six per centum per annum, from tho2(ith day  of Scptcmbor, I'.MIO. until payment, besides shor  ill".s poundage, ollloer's fees, and all other legal  incidental expenses: All of which I shall expose  for sale, orsiilllcient thereof to satisfy salil Judgment, debt, and costH, at I ho front of my ofllco  next to the court, houw, in the eity of .Nelson, B.  C��� on Friday tho 20lh day of October, A. IX, 19U0��  at the hour of eloven o'clock In the forenoon.  Note.���Intending purchnsa-rs will satisfy them--  selves a3 to interest and tlth' of lhe flnld defendants.  Dated at Slocan City (ho I'-'th day of Oolobc-r,  HMXt.  S. P. TUCK, Shorlll'of South Kootonaj*.  Tho above sale is postponed until Monday, tho  2l!th day of Nnveinhcr, 1!W0, at tho sumo place  and hour. S. P. TUCK,  Sherifl' of Pout.li Kootenay.  CITY POUNDKEEPEB'S KOTICeI  I have impounded a certain horje, to  wit: Ond,  sorrel pack horse, white face, seven years o"d.  1 will olt'er the Fame for sile bj* public auction  on Thursday, tho 8th day of November, 11)00 ah  the Pacific Transfer Stables on   Vernon   street.,'  Nelson at 10 o'clock in the  forenoon, unless  tho  said.hon-e has in tho meantime been redeemed. "���   W. R. JARVIS^1!  ENGINEERS^  r<HARLES PARKER���Mining and- mUllns flft>  ^-*   Rlneor.  Turnor-BoockhBlock, BikkwiSHt,'  IHH  jadSi^li 4
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Contractors *nd
Having disposed of our business to Mr. Ernest Mansfield,. we
bespeak for him a continuance of that liberal share of patronage
which has been extended us during our career in Nelson. We can
only say that those traits'which have built up for us and maintained
our reputation for reliable dealings will be .continued throughout
by the new firm. We therefore take great pleasure in recommending him to all our old customers, and also to any new ones who
may honor hira with their patronage.
Thanking you for past favors,
~' The West Kootenaylirickl LimeT^LuL    "
■       Late Managing Director
Nelson, B. C, Gth October, 1900.
To the Public...
Having taken over the business of the West Kootenay Brick &
Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I beg to ask for a continuance
of the patronage whicli you have heretofore extended them. My
aim will be at all times to supply you with our products at lowest.
possible prices. Being in a position to manufacture goods in larger
quantities than before, we shall be able to supply the trade at a
lower figure.
It is our intention to Install machinery to manufacture our
marble products, and next season we shall be in a position to supply
these products at reasonable rates.
a stock of Fire Brick, Fire Clay, fife
Wo shall also keep on hand
Tiles and Cement.
. Our Bricks and Lime Rock have taken the First Prizes at the
Spokane Industrial Exposition in 1899 and also this year. We also
secured prizes last year and this year for Ornamental and Building
aro prepared to offer special rates to Contractors and
for The Mansfield, Manufacturing Company.
Successors to
The West Kootenay Brick & Lime Co., Ltd.
Nelson, B. C, 6th October, 1900.
a preservative and filler for belts. It is the only material that will
permanently prevent belts from clipping and allow them to be run slack.
It produces a smooth clinging surface, perfectly preserving the belt, but
does not cause it to stretch.    For leather, cottou rope or rubber bolts.
Mr. .Tustice Walkem leaves this
morning for llossland to preside at
tlie sittings of tho supreme court.
I lo was accompanied by ('eorge A.
Stewart Potts, official stenographer.
The docket for the Rossland sittings
comprises 19 cases and the court
will probably last longer than the
Nelson sittings^
■"When E. A. Crease, stipendiary;
magistrate, was returning from
Cranbrook on Friday he met Rev.
William Outram of London, England, who had been spending a few
days;' in Nelson. On comparing
notes the two gentlemen discovered
that their respective grandfathers
had met for the first time in India
during the mutiny nearly 43 years
to a day ago.
Were Paid for Their Services.
Heiiry Hey writes The Tribune
that'he. was one of the men employed to look after the mill on the
Golden Wedge property on Six-'
mile creek, and that he was paid in
full for his services.
Return of Another Volunteer.
Another' Canadian volunteer
from South Africa arrived in Nelson
yesterday in the person of George
Ilolbrook, a former Nelson man
who was residing in Greenwood
when men-were invited to'enlist
for active service, lie went to
Kingston and joined C Battery,
Royal Canadian Artillery under
major Hudqn and sailed for Africa
on tlie Pomeranian with the second
contingent. The Canadian artillery
saw lots of fighting, and Holbrook
was wounded once. He. is an old
British soldier, having served in
the Fifty-Eighth regiment of the
line for 20 years. Holbrook was
with the Fifty-Eighth when ,,-it
marched as part of sir George Col-
ley's ill-fated expedition into the
Transvaal and wound up so disastrously. He escaped with 418
other soldiers out of the 930 men
who were trapped on the hill, by
running for liberty when the en-,
gagement had. gone hopelessly
against the British. In this catastrophe he was wounded seven
times, and one reason for his enlisting in the war just concluded was ,a
desire to even up old scores against
tho Boers.
Holbrook took on as farrier quartermaster sergeant, and the first
engagement in whieh his battery
participated was the relief of Mafe-
king. The relieving column inarched
hard to reach the beleaguered town
and for five days lived on horseflesh, having outmarched the commissary convoy. After Mafeking
the Canadian artillery fought at
river, Smalldeel, Winburg, Sinekel,
Lindley, Bethelehem. Fouresborg,
Elandsfontein, and then took part
in the occupation of Pretoria, where
Holbrook's time expired. At Sinekel he received a flesh wound from
a Mauser bullet which confined him
to the hospital for three days, and
at Fouresborg he saw the surrender
of general Prinslo's commando of
5070 Free Staters and ten guns.
The returned artilleryman' says
the Canadian emergency ration was
absolutely no good. It was a fine
grey powder which was to be dissolved in  water.    The-result  was <
a thin soup neither satisfying nor
sustaining. The Canadians made
such a row over the ration that
only the lirst issue was made.
After that the British emergency ration was served out
and it proved to have all
the good qualities whieh the
Canadian article lacked. The Canadian artillery officers were in no
respect like the emergency ration.
According to Holbrook they were
fine fellows, knew their business
and got along with the men excellently while retaining the respect
due their office. The Canadian
officers stood fire like bricks and
handled their guns -as well3 as the
imperial oilicers. The rank and
file oi' the contingent were equally
efficient, and among tho opinions
cherished by the men are those of
lord Roberts, who said every shot
fired by them told on the enemy,
and colonel Baden-Powell," who
stated that the Canadians were as
fine a body of soldiers as ever
crossed tho water. At first the.
Canadians were somewhat slow in
getting theif twelve-pQiinders 'intot;
action, but after the Royal Horse
Artillery had shown how ifc was
done once or twice the Canadians
"caught on" and thereafter came
into aetioir- as quickly as the imperial, 'gun's."';;'.;'. ;.';;;
T..G. Procter returned yesterday
from Silverton after spending a
couple of days at the Silverton Boy
property under bond to the Manchester syndicate with whieh he is
identified. Mr. Procter is well satisfied with the showing on the property. The drift on the vein is in
113 feet and high'grade ore is encountered constantly. The formation is somewhat broken and this
will.be found, until the drift penetrates .the casing .of the hill S;"i feet
further in. ,-.,,.,	
M. A. Clarke of Fairhaven, Washington, and A. D. MclCcn/.'c of Greenwood arc
registered at tho Queen's hotel.
C. E. Percy Hughes of Kidderminster, England, mid S. Brooks of Kamloops
are at the Hotel llnmc.
A. D. McTier general fuel agent
for the O, 1'. R'-systeni.w-iis in the city yesterday,
lie left last night for tlio east.
E. J. P. Smith of Montreal a well
known shoe traveller is at the Hotel Hume. A
few years ago. Pears Smith was the champion
amateur cyclist of Canada.
Among the guests at- the Hotel
Phuir. are Simon .1. Tunatall, M. D.. of Vancou*
. ver, D, MowatvOf Vancouver, and V. W. Mon-
ghan of the Nelson & Fort. Sheppard road.
- A party "of American tourists in-
. eluding Mrs. E. B. Clubb of St. Louis, Missouri,
Walter Clark'-of New York City, faml C. 1).
Cl»rk ar-d wife of Peoria, lllin-is. arc in tho city
today.   They are guests at the Hotel Hume.
Cellar to. Rent—ApplycMerchants
Bank of Halifax.
Everything must go at the Nelson Furniture' Store before November 1Si.1i.
-Wanted—At Hotel Phair a good
-stead]* man to act'as yard man and night porter.
To LeWFive room, house;   $10
per month:' Apply third door in renr-or lire hall,
Hack   calls left at  the   Pacific
Transfer barn on Vernon street. Telephone
call 35. _..'-    .
Don't forget the Nelson Furniture
Store has good values in lace curtains, $1.00
a pair.
For Rent—Store in Tremont
Hotel block."- Apply to "Malone& Ti-egillus,
Tremont hotel.
Two furnished rooms to let, corner of Stanley and Carbonate stroets, three doors
above Royal Tlocel.
There .are , still lots of good bargain") in carpets at Tlio Nelson Finniluro Store,
10 cunts per yard and up.
• Largo well furnished rooms to
let. Apply rooms 1 a<*d ;"> jMacdonalil buiMing,
Found—pockotbook    on     Baker
street Friday. O wrier can have snme by proving
property and paying expenses, by calling at l lit)
Tremont hotel. .
To Let—8:.roomed house on Vernon street, west. Hot and cold water; all modern improvements;, beautiful view and only u
minute's walk from business part. Apply P. t).
box715, city. ■-■■•■
HI.   BTERS   3c   GQ
Sole Agents for the Original Cole's Hot Blast Coal Heaters
TELEPHONE 27 Store, Corner Baker mid Josephine fluo
s$ Something New
We have just received a few
particularly fine gentlemen's
watches. They are high grade
finely iinished and guaranteed
for HO years.
They carry our guarantee for
fine time-keeping. Price, $'}■>.
Call and see them.
"If Brown  said  so, its right."
178 Baker Street Kelson, B. C.
Display in
Fall Suiting's
All the fashionable creations
Fall and Winter wear are
included in my last consignment of Scotch and Irish
Serges, Tweeds and Worsteds, and  Fancy Trouserings
E. Skinner
Ncolands' Building, Baker Street.
FEED J. SQUIRE, Manager.
Direct Irom Iowa's world famed Corn Belt.
Iowa's Pride Ham, 22c Iowa's Pride Bacon, 25c
Telephone 10 185 Baker Street
Cream of Wheat
for Breakfast is. not only one of the most delicate
and delicious breakfast foods ever offered, but also
one of the most nutritious and healthy foods known.
.... TRY   IT ... .
Larf/c stook of lu^h-class imported poods,
specialty   of  tho  square   .shoulder—tho
fashion hi coats.
Kootenay   Coffee
AH persons are hereby warned against dr>aliiifr
wilh or negotiating Share < ertiflcatc No. H31 of
the'Molly lllbsnn Mining Company, Limited, for
one thousand (1000) snares of the Capital Stock of
paid company. Paid Share Cerlillcaie was issued
in the* name of George Kydd, and was endorsed
in blank, and was lost, or stolen In IN elson, B. I'.,
about the month of October, 1900,
Dated this 7lh day of November, Al D. lilOO.      ,
•'■GEORGJBKVDl*,: ■"■••■-
•n'-i. •-•    Merchants Bank of-Halifax, No'son.   .
Are two important items in a woman's thought
when she buys shoes.
..■•"•"■■Durability, is a matter of course, a quality that any
cobbler can furnish; but style," .grace., beauty and fit
are items that involve artistic taste, trained genius and
expert knowledge of the foot and. i;ts anatomical needs.
Coffee roasters and dealers In Tea and Coffee.
Offor fresh roasted ooffoo of b*wti qnaUtj* as
Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound ■•■ . 10
Java and Mocha irleud, 3 ponndu  1 00
Fine SautoB, i pounds -■• } w
Sautos Blond. 6 pounds — J TO
Our Special Blond. C pounds  J TO
Our Rio Roast, S pounds .-  1 00
A (a ial order sollolbed.  Salesroom 2 doors east
of Oddfellow^ blnok. Wont) linker n'xaeti.
Wm. Hunter & Co.
NELSON      '■
We are prepared to Furnish
by Rail, Barge or Teams
 ^^^-DOORS,-MINDOWS-and-GLASS.— -^-
Get Our Prices before
purchasing: elsewhere.
Hoi-.Mlaiul, H, O., November Oil
To t'. B. SALiaiicnv:       ,   ,.„„'„,     ,,,„,,,
Notice is hereby given that. I, Will nrnGritllths,
intend to claim the interests In the following
named mineral claims formorly held by K H.
Salisbury, on which lie has npgloctod to pay his
share of the oxpentes of the annual iiHsessment
work.   To wit: ,,",',     ...-,    i       ,tm»
a onc-haK (') intcro.--', In Hie "Hunker Hill
mining claim. ,    t<'  „,      „    .-.
A one-half (J) interest, In the "Sullivan  mining
° A. one half (") interest in the "Fidelity' mining
claim. ,
All the adjoining claims, situated o I ho> west
fork of the north-fork of Salmon river, in the
Nelson Mining Division, .■.*.,
This action is take'nundor Section 11 of Chapter 4;'>. of the st atutes of 18IW and amendments of
19011. WlMaTAM 11. TOWNSEXI).
Agent for William Grifllllis.
Notice ia iifi-oliy Riven, that, sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Rold commissioner
for a lease on crown lands, situate in West Koot-
enav district, about ten miles from the city of
Kaslo, in a northerly direction, consisting of UK)
acres of unoccupied crown lands, commencing at
a post marked O. V. U, thence north on the lake
front 80 chains,; thence west 20 chains, thence
south 80'chnins.v'hence east 20 chains to place
and post'.of commencement.        . .
C I . IjOul'IN.
and Transfer Co.
Baggage and express moved to any part of the
city.   Special attention given to heavy teaming.
Oflico with the Nelson Wine Co., Baker street,
GEO. F. MOTION, Manager.
Telephone ©8.
New Fall Goods
New Dress Goods in Tweed, Costume Gloth, Homesfjun
and Black Goods.
Shirt Waists in Corduroy Flannel Mercerised Sateen
and Flannelette.
A large range of Black  Dress Skirts.   Underskirts from $1.26 to
$7.00.   Latest styles in Ladies' and Children's Jackets.
Children's Flannelette Underwear.
Clothing,  Gents'  Furnishings, and  Boot and  Shoe Stock is
completo.   We have the celebrated Carss' Mackinaw
Jackets and Pants.
A full line of Rubber Goods.
Northern Spys, Greenings, Ben Davis, Baldwins, SeeksJ
... BY   BARREL   OR   BOX ...
Houston Block.
Telephone 161.
P. O. Box 176.
To drop us a post card that we may call and give estimates.  It saves many dollars.
Never  have any plumbing done until you nav
ive seen our. goods and our prices..
^^®***>&W*£'5i!.'"  -1   I*     T -A-~vr*m~* *»  -      f*


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