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The Tribune Apr 16, 1898

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Array ��� KOOTENAY.  Has  Mines that are  Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  ���Hris  KOOTENAY  Mil ,-p a'  Million  Cu | tr  Dollars'  f-i'   L'pv.M l s  _ vi ry     Mf til).  The   Y. ar  Cre  SIXTH.   VEAR-NO. .20.  NELSON,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,. APRIL   1C,'L8J)H.  frwo  COLLARS.  A  YEAR.  A   REDISTRIBUTION   BILL  Fatal Accident on the Crow's Nest.  Lust Thursday afternoon a serious and  fatal accident occurred at "St. Mary's  river, west of Lethbridge, where a bridge  is being constructed for the Crow's Nest  railway. A. p-u.-by of men were engaged  on ilie framework, though a heavy wind  was prevailing a!, the time. Suddenly a  portion of the woodwork gave way,  carrying with it eight men. A man named  Ferguson, of Renfrew, Out., was kiPed,  and the others were seriously injured.  The men fell about sixty feet. AH the injured were removed to the Lethbridge  hospital.-   Later  advices state  that  fur-  '   Brought Down that is as Unfair as   it  Could  Possibly Be.  Governments, like individuals, must be  judged by their acts, not by their professions.    The government in power in British Columbia., if judged by this standard,  can   he   likened   only   to  the sure-thing  fakir.    An  election  is approaching,  and  instead of uiking even chancer  of being  returned lo power by the people, the government, by a. scheme of redistribution of  seats, gives the people as little chance to  1 win as does the .-^lire-thing fakir.    Unimportant sections, sparsely populated, like  Esquimalt,   Lillooet,   and    Cassiar,    are  given two members each,   while  sections  that not only contribute  large  sums  in  revenue   but  have large  population  are  given but one.   The membership ot  the  house has been increased  from 33 to 81'.  The representation on  Vancouver  Island  remains the same.    The representation on  the Mainland is increased by four: the in-  <���    crease   giving   Vancouver,   Cassiar,   East  Kootenay, and West Kootenay each one  additional member.    East Kootenay is to  take in part of West  Kootenay (presumably, all that portion of  West Kootenay  to the east of Kootenay lake and Duncan  river).  West Kootenay laps over on Vale,  so as to r.ake iu the Boundary Creek country.    By this scheme, it is expected that  the opposition member from Vancouver  will be offset  by a government member  from   Oassiar,  and   that   the opposition  member   from   West   Kootenay   will   be  paired with a government supporter from  East Kootenay.    West Kootenay is to be  divided   into   three  ridings:    Revelstoke  and the adjacent mining divisions will be  known as North Kootenay; Slocan, Ainsworth, and Nelson   mining divisions will  be known as Center Kootenay, and South  Kootenay wilt take in  the Trail  mining  division and the Boundary Creek country.  South Kootenay will have a  population  of not less tan 7000 and a voting strength  of  probably  1-100; Center Kootenay will  have a population of 10,000 and a  voting  strength   of  2000: North   Kootenay  will  have a  population  of 3000 and a  voting  strength of (iOO.    East. Kootenay is to  be  divided into two ridings.    The north   riding will have a population of 17.30 and  a  voting strength of 350, and the south riding a . population   of 2500 and  a  voting  strength of (i00.   This is equal representation according to the Turner government's  idea of equality.    But the above is not so  glaringly unt.\jiial as tiie following:   East  and West Lillooet  and  Cariboo, with  a  voting strength nf about 1000, are allowed  four members, or four times the representation of the center riding of West Kootenay, with its 2000  voters.    South   Kootenay and Center Kootenay, with  the incorporated   cities   of' Rossland,   Nelson,  Kaslo, and Sandon, with  great dividend  jiaying   mines   employing   thousands   of  well-paid   tuiuers,   with   12   branches of  chartered banks, with hundreds of wholesale aud retail houses, with-a thousand or  more children  attending schools, are al-  - lowed   just  the  same representation  as  Esquimalt, a district known only because  it returns government supporters  by acclamation.    Vet, the people are told that  the   Turner   government   should   be   returned to office because they are not niggardly'with the people's money.  No more  is the sure-thing fakir niggardly with the  money lie wiiis from his victims.  Will Erect a Stamp Mill.  A. E. Rand, of Vancouver, has been in  town this week straightening up matters  in connection with the Athabasca mine  preparatory to the property being turned  over to its English purchasers. This coin-  pa,ny has been -organized with a capital  amounting to ��200,000/aud they assume  the management of the Athabasca on  May 1st. A small force of men have been  employed on the property all winter, but  will be largely increased. Arrangements  have also been made for the immediate  erection of a- 10-st.ainp mill for treating  the ore, on Give-out creek, about three  miles from Nelson. Steady operations  will continue on the mine, aud the returns  promise to be most profitable. Stock in  the Athabasca is rising rapidly, and the  demand from the coast is increasing.          <. \:  Free Coinage Shows Well.  T. C. Collins completed assessment work  on the Free Coinage, situated close to the  Lizzie C. yesterday. The work has been  confined to stripping the ledge in a number of places, and the results are gratifying. The showing of quartz, which gives  $22 in gold, has widened out to three feet,'  mixed with;galena- and copper. Ju this  strike the galena shows less zinc and is of  higher grade, and to judge from the  samples Thomas G. brought down, the  property will soon be on a shipping basis.  Upwards of $1000 worth of work has been  done on the Free Coinage, and it is the  intention to have it surveyed for a crown  grant. A proposition is to be made to a  company to work the property this  summer.  ther deaths have occurred from the effects  of the accident. The killed are : D. Ferguson. Renfrew, Out.; Leon Rieux, Quebec ; Jacob Thompson, Revelstoke. The  injured are: A. J. Nordland, Lethbridge;  Rory Campbell, Glengarry; John Bres-  Iain, Montreal; M. J. Kenny, Glenyille;  Thomas McBirney, Revelstoke.  WEEK'S   EXPORTS   TOTAL   $70,826.  Nelson Shipments Confined Principally to the  Hall Mines Smelter.  Ore shipments through NeLon.are now  confined to ihe Hall Mines smelter and  Ainsworth, Kaslo and Rossland running  shows of their own. The week's figures  are most satisfactory, amounting to $70,-  S2(i. Lead bullion is still being exported,  testifying to the fact that the Hall Mines  smelter has made a successful bid for  galena ores.    The figures are:  '     BULLION   AND   MATTE.  Pounds  Hull Mines sni-lLor, copper bullion.  Hull Mines smeller, lend bullion...  ORE.  Muck Disiinniid initio. Ainsworlli .  ������-   Total i'or l he week   Total tor .limitary   Total for February   Total for llarcli   Total for April, .so far   Total for IS!)7, via lievelstoko...  Total for 1SH7, port of Nelson...  CITY   COUNCIL.  Value  185.098  f>!),07<)  Approximate  Tons.  Value.  ;��i  ..     _il  S 70.8211  ..  !),:")00  Sl,l!)7..|8!)  ..  S,li7_  SM!),138  .. 10.18!)  S5!)i.4.'��  ..   l.flill  S2J5,(II3  ��719,132  .. ;5o,27l  S7,G13,3I1  Johnson Case Postponed.  A. Johnson appeared before his honor  Judge Forin, under the speedy trials act,  on Tuesday, charged with the seduction  of a Finnish girl, at Kaslo, over a year  ago, under promise of marriage. W. A.  Macdonalcl appeared for the crown and  W. Calliher for tho defendaut. At his  preliminary trial Johnson was allowed  outou bail, to appear at the late assizes  in Nelson. He failed to put in an appearance, and his bail was forfeited. Later  on he was arrested on .a bench warrant  and lodged in the provincial jail, where  he sobbed and wept over his errors.  Tuesday morning his case was gone  through, to the morbid delight of a large  audience. The plaintiff, who is a young  girl of 20 years and pleasing appearance,  was present with her infant, and was  forced to give the revolting details. Upon  the conclusion of the evidence, Mr. Calliher moved for the discharge of the prisoner, as no corroborative testimony of  the ages of defendant or plaintiff had  been adduced, or the promise of marriage  proven. His honor noted the objections  raised, and stated that he would much  like to give Johnson the rights he deserved, as it was clearly a villainous case,  tho prisonernow not being willing to support his offspring or, marry the girl he  had so cruelly wronged. The court adjourned the case till 'Monday next, as he  wished to confer with Mr. Justice Irving  as to the legality of the case being hauded  down to a lower court for trial when the  prisoner had pleaded in a higher tribunal.  Launching- of the Hercules.  The new tug which has been building  for some time  past at Bogustown, was  launched on Tuesday morning, just as the  Kokanee was steaming  into  port.    Mrs.  Angus Campbell christened the craft the  Hercules as the trim little vessel slid off  the ways into the water. The launching  was a success in every way. Messrs.  Hale, Elliot and Campbell are the owners,'  and they have in the Hercules the most  powerful tug on the inland waters of British Columbia. She is SO feet long and her  engines, are of 200 horse power. Nelson  will be its home port.  Burial of G. B. Wright.  The funeral of the late G. B. Wright  took place at New Westminster on Tuesday morning at 10.30 o'clock, from D.  Murchie's undertaking parlor to the Masonic cemetery at Sapperton, the services  being conducted, by Rev. A. Shildrick.  The pallbearers were C.-G. Major, L. Gui-  chon, J as. Leamy. Benj. Douglas, J. C.  Armstrong and W. W. Dickinson. Among  those who witnessed the last sad rites, in  addition to the pallbearers, were: J. A.  Webster, Jas. Wise, .Peter Grant, T. L.  Briggs and Capt. Peele; also mesdames  Dickinson, English, Clute, Leamy and  Woods. .   Moonshiners Captured.  Last   week   a   squad   of   North   '"West  Mounted police captured  two  moonshiners, named J. Gagnon and J. Lachasseur,  near the Twenty-mile house, on the Crow's  Nest right-of-way. Their complete paraphernalia was seized and destroyed. The  prisoners were brought here by officer  Wilson on Monday, and appeared before  W. A. Jowett, J. P., this morning. They  were remanded until next Tuesday.  War Eagle Improving.  The War Eagle mine at Rossland has  been proved to a depth of 025 feet, giving  an estimated amount of ore in sight ot  $3,500,000. Iu one place the vein is exposed to a width of 50 feet, giving an  average assay of $25. The force is to be  increased to 250 men. Stock prices are  strengthening rapidly, being now worth  $.1.50 per share.  Supreme Court Sittings.  Supreme court ^sittings were to have  been held here yesterday, but were postponed till today, pending the arrival of  Mr. Justice Irving. Among those present  at the opening of the court this morning  were J. Abbott, A. MacNeill, A. Gait and  C. Hamilton, of Rossland, and A. Sutton,  of Grand Forks. I  Engineer McCulloch Instructed to Survey new  -Cemetery Site.  The thirteenth regular meeting of the  city council was held on Monday afternoon. Present, Mayor Houston, in. the  chair; aldermen Gilker, llillyer and Malone.'  Routine business disposed of, the mayor  reported that he and three aldermen had  visited and inspected the land adjoining  the southern boundary of the city, between the Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard railway and Cottonwood creek, and found  that it would be a suitable site for a cemetery. The city engineer was instructed  to make a survey of the land in question,  in order that it may be procured for a  cemetery.  Tenders for building a retaining wall on  the west side of Stanley street, between  Victoria and Silica streets, were received  from Noel & Thompson, stone wall, $549 ;  earth excavation, $152; deductions or additions, $8 per cubic yard for wall, and  -JOc. for excavations. K. Canuell, whole  work, $719; deductions or additions, $3  per cubic: yard of wall aud (iOc. for excavation. Eric Paliuquist, $780 "for whole  work. Winchester &'Hernianson, whole  work, $838.25 ; deductions and additions,  wall. $3.75, and excavation, '10c. Moved  by aldermen llillyer and Gilker that the  tenders be received aud not acted on.  Carried. The reason for this was that  the estimate of the owners of the Phair  hotel for the work was about $-100, of  which they woidd pay half : the tenders  were deemed too high.  By-law No. 29, streets and sidewalks  amendment, was introduced, and read a  lirst, second and third time. It will come  up for final treatment at next meeting of  the council.  By-law No. 30, for imposing a tax on fire  insurance companies, was introduced by  aldermen Hillyer and Malone. It was  read a first, second and third time, and  will come up for final action , at next  meeting of the council.  The city engineer, on motion of aldermen Malone and llillyer, was instructed  to prepare plans and specifications for  grading Hall street, between Baker street  aud the C. P. R. track; he to report at  next meeting of the council.  Mayor Houston was authorized to purchase shades for windows of city clerk's  office, to have sign fixed to door of office,  and to have name painted on safe."  City engineer McCulloch was instructed  to prepare plans and specifications for retaining wall, aud for filling in of the intersection of Ward and Silica streets to  grade.  It was resolved, on motion of aldermen  Gilker aud Malone, that Carbonate, Silica  and Mill streets be opened from Hendryx  street east to the city limit, and that all  other residence streets be cleared of  stumps and logs, and that the work be  done by day labor, under a competent  foreman.  It was decided to expend a sum not exceeding $200 in clearing the city park of  fallen timber and dead underbrush: the  work to be done by day labor.  City engineer McCulloch was instructed  to take levels for grading the recreation  grounds and prepare an estimate of the  amount of material to be moved, and report at next meeting of council. '  Following accounts were ordered paid :  Xoel & Thompson, final payment on Ward struct.  retaining wall '.  ��� >,  I\ A. Koley, leveling Baker street....   I-'. Irvine & Co., Ii() yards oilcloth for lire dop't....  Xclson post oflice, postage and box rent   Thomson Stationery Co., stationery. '.:������   I louden & Hebden, water conneot.ions   D. MeArthur & Co., burying body    13. C. (iazette, advertising by-law NTo. 'M .....   Council then adjourned.  THREE   VEINS   SHOWING.  5(10 01)  1(1 00  21 00  S 00  2 30  It 35  15 (X)  !);'>(>  Rich Strike on the Jumbo.  High grade ore has been encountered  in the lower tunnel of the Jumbo mine at  Rossland. The face of the tunnel is in  solid ore, giving an average assay of $11.3  per ton. This strike is under the main  ore body, at a vertical depth of 350 feet,  the tun'nel being in 800 feet. Since John  A. Finch and his partners purchased the  property two years ago from A. 1). Cop-  len, for $500. the sum of $25,000 has been  development  be   a   heavy  work,  shipper  ���The  this  expended   m  Jumbo   will  summer.        ___;   Shot for a Deer.  Last Thursday Frank Larsley shot A.  Myers on the Pend d'Orei.lle river, having  mistaken him for a deer. Myers was  shot in the left side. The wound is not a  dangerous one, the shot having cut the  flesh without penetrating the intestines.  The   authorities   are    investigating   the  case.   No. 1 Shipping to Nelson.  The No. 1 mine at ���'Ainsworth is beginning to -hip its ore to the Hall Mines  smelter at this city. A scowload of the  product was brought down on Sunday by  the tug Kaslo. It was first put through  the crusher at Pilot Bay. Other shipments from this and other mines will  follow.  Seduced with Promises.  After all  the seductive promises  mat  hy  e  them by the Turner government, the  people of the great city of Rossland who  wore willing to traffic on their manhood,  get just what the little district of West  Lillooet gets. The Rossland Miner should  be sent to a reform school.  Exports for the Quarter.  Exports  from  the   port of  Nelson   I'or  the quarter ending March 31 amounted to  $2,700,513.  Shaft    on   the   Gold   Cup   Group   Taps   Three  Distinct  Ledges.  II.  llamill,   foreman  on  the  Gold  Cup  group of claims in the Salmon river country, now being operated by the Margurete  Gold Mining Company, came into Nelson  last night.    Work on  the property is being hindered by seepage water from   the.  snow, which  is melting very fast, so  he  came in   to secure  a  pump  to  keep  the  shaft dry.    Me is also  taking out  with,  him three more men, increasing the force  to   eight,   which   number   will   be   still  further increased as accommodations are  provided. . v.  The main shaft on the Gold Cup is now  down 50 feet, with inside measurements  of 5A feet by S_ feet. At this depth three  veins are exposed, evidently through a  squeezing of  the country rock, as  they  Centre Star and War Eagle is being received, and it will not be longorethe bins  are full. The War Eagle is under con-  tract to supply 200 tons daily.  ���THIRTY.'  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  as  will doubtless widen out to one full vein  when the "horse" is passed. The main  vein is three feet wide, with a solid pay-  streak two feet wide, carrying gold,  galena aud copper. Assays from this  . give $33 in gold, 22 ounces silver, and I2i  per cent copper, demonstrating the prop-'  erty to be valuable. No. 2 ledge cuts  across the main vein at right angles, and  is close to two feet in width. The third  vein, which is a foot wide, issues from the  No. 1 in a northerly direction. All three  veins are fully mineralized aud carry  .shipping ore. There is considerable shipping ore on the dump, which will be  largely increased by the time the 100-foot  level is reached. In two weeks a force of  men will be put on to cut out the trail to  wagon road guage, which, when completed, will enable the company to ship.  California to Start Up.  The California mine, one of the most  promising properties in the Slocan country, and situated on Silver mountain, adjoining New Denver, will resume operations in a few days.1 A. J. Marks, of this  city, who is heavily interested in the  mine with Messrs. Burns and Van Houten.  is arraugiug the preliminaries. He will  obtain the bulk of the supplies iu Nelson,  as the prices are about 30 per cent, cheaper than in New Denver. Quarters will be  erected for about thirty men. and this  number will be kept constantly employed  and the property put on a shipping basis.  Pack animals will be sent up from here to  h_._d'e the supplies. One of the first improvements to be effected will be the laying _f a track iu the crosscut tunnel for  dumn cars. The working of the California will mean a great deal to New Denver.  Ten Mile's Bonanza Property.  Owing to,every available space being  blocked with ore and the roads breaking  up, the Enterprise mine, On Ten Mile  creek, has reduced its force of fifty inen  to eight, and these will be kept at development work only. During the winter  1,000 tons of high: grade ore has been  hauled to the lake for shipment, while at  the mine is stored as much more; Not a  pound of ore has been shipped, the management playing a waiting game. Sufficient development work has been done,  foreman Harrington says, and enough ore  blocked out to keep a. large force of men  stoping for the next eight years. It is oh  the ticket to have large reduction works  erected in the summer on the creek below  the mine, to treat the zinc in the ore,  which is present in a large percentage.  Noble Five Trouble Ended.  The trouble which has involved the  Noble Five mine, in the Slocan country,  for so long has at length been settled, and  the management is now working with a  clear hand. The winding-up order against  the property has been set aside by the  courts, and money is on hand to put the  mine on a paying basis. . No.shipments of  ore will be made for a year, but everything will be handled in a common-sense  manner. If custom work 'offer's the concentrator will be run, but not otherwise.  Those elected to the management are :  president, James Diitismuir, of Victoria ;  vice-president, J. D. Porter, of Spokane;  secretary, F. J. Hoi man, of Spokane:  assistant secretary, G. B. McDonald, of  Cody; other directors, C. E. Pooley, of  Victoria; J. G. McGuigaii. of Spokane:  and B. J. Perry, of Victoria.  Will Erect a Lead Stack.  The C. P. R. are arranging details for  the erection of a lead stack as an adjunct  to the Trail smelter. The stack is to be  in operation by the end of the present  year, and will have a capacity of about  150 tons daily. Supplies of wet ores will  be drawn 'principally from the Slocan  country via Slocan City. The erection,of  the stack will obviate the necessity of a  smelter at Robson.  Sentenced to Three Months.  L. Marchand and A. Deroehcr, charged  with breaking info C. P. R. freight cars  at Robson, came before \V. A. Jowett,  .1. P., last week and were committed for  trial. On Thursday of tins week they appeared before Judge Forin, under tho  speedy trials act, and were sentenced to  three months' hard labor.  Improving the Reverberatories.  Under C. P. I?. management, many important improvements arc being effected  at the Trail smelter. The old reverbera-  tory furnaces are being pulled down, and  in their place two new blasts will lie  erected, which will give the planta capacity of 500 tons pur day. being double that  under the  Fleinzf: regime.   Ore. from the  its force ol em-  hoi  car  The concentrating plant to be put in by  the Tamilrac. will treat 50 tons per day.  Ground i'or the Dundee concentrator  has been obtained at the mouth of Bear  creek.  Work is to be resinned on the Wilcox,  in the Vmir camp, owned by the'Cana:  dian Pacific Gold Eields Co.  . Harrow & French have resumed opem-  tions on the Big Patch, on Porcupine  creek. Assays from this chum have given  $5,000 in gold.  Registration papers have been granted  the Albion Mining Co., of Spokane, which  has a capital of $1,000,000 in $1 shares.  Ainsworth is the provincial headquarters,  with IT. Giegerich in charge.  The Alberta Gold Mining Co., of Spokane, has been gazetted to do business in  the Rossland camp, with a capitalization  of $1,000,000, in $1 shares. James Hunter  is the company's agent.  L. M. Hyde, of this city, has been appointed attorney for the Goldendale in  place of R. E. Lemon.  J. D. Graham, of Revelstoke, is now the  attorney of the Waverley Mine, Limited,  vice J. Grant, of Albert Canyon.  A special general meeting of the Fourteen Gold Mines Consolidated Co. will be  held in Rossland on April 30, to authorize  sale of property.  The shareholders of the Lily May wijl  meet at Rossland on May 7, to endorse  disposal of assets.  Ymir business men will build a trail to  the Second Relief mine, near Craigtown.  Operations have been recommenced on  the Commonwealth group, in the L_idea.ii  cam]).  Five men are developing the Union  Jack, near Ferguson.  A force of seven men has been put to  work on the Black Eagle, less than two  miles from Ferguson.  Five hundred tons of Silver Cup (in the  Trout Lake camp) ore is scattered along  the road lo the Lauding on the lake, to be  shipped to the American smelters.  On the Free Coinage, in the Lardeau  camp, the workmen are driving in clean  ore. ���������..;;,  The Rose Bud group of claims, on the  north fork of Kettle river, a promising  free milling proposition, is to be thoroughly 'developed this summer. It is attracting the attention of capitalists.  George Young, a Camp McKinney miner, had his leg broken last Tuesday by  falling rock.  Development work on the Duplicate  group, in Summit camp, is to be commenced at once.  Ore of a satisfactory and paying', grade  has been struck on the Norfolk, in Central  camp.    The vein shows up strongly.  Three feet of ore has been struck on the  Gladstone-group,. owned by the Canada  Mutual Mining and Development Co.  The ore assays about $11 to the ton.  Ross Thompson lias 'been elected -president: J. Fred Ritchie, vice-president ; G.  W. Richardson, secretary-treasurer ; and  E. Donahue, M. Moses and D. B. Bogle directors of the Mountain Goat Mining Co:,  which has been formed to work the Jubilee mine, near Vmir. The 'capital is  'placed at $1,000,000. in $1 shares.  A ��� 10-horse-power hoist has been installed in the winze at the 000-foot level of  the. lie Roi.  Athabasca stock has gained five points  during the past few days, and is steadily  climbing.  The owners of the-Cliff initio, at Rossland, arc quarreling among themselves,  thus blocking incorporation proceedings.  The ore chute in the Silver Cup mine,  in the Lardeau, has been proven upwards  of 200 feet in length. One hundred and  fifty tons is the manthly output.  Bonds have been taken at good figures;  on the Klondyke and Big  Five groups in  the Lardeau district.  Upwards of fifty men quit work this  week at'the Silver King.  The Fern is increasing  ployes.  .Charles Johnson, a worker in the  mine,   has  had   his   leg   broken by  overturning on him.  Ore in the 700-foot workings of ilu: Le  Roi gives returns as high as. $15!) in all  values. The paystreak of high grade ore  is .six feet wide.  Ore sheds, a large bunkhotise and other  necessary buildings are being erected on  the Mollic Hughes, lately bonded by English capitalists. W. Saudi ford, the representative of tho company, will make the  mine one of the best properties in the  camp. Now Denver will be his headquarters, and ho purposes acquiring oilier  Charley  BurrlU's  Short Hiring of Life   Measured up.  A wave of regret   parsed  over the city  on   Monday   evening   when   it,    became  known ihal Charley  Burritt   had h>��t, his  life in the rapids- of  the  Kootenay  rivi-t-,  about out' and one-ha If miles from .WUnn.  The Miner stall' \vn- (akinga hi.'idny. and  Burritt and \V. McMorri". both of whom  were employed   in   ihe. ('(imposing loom,  decided to spend the afternoon  in  fishing  at the rapids-.    They embarked in a canoe  belonging to Burritt,  who has  been the  leading   canoeist  on   inland   waters   for  years.    When  just about Squire's point  the.  boys  left  their  sails  on   shorf,   and  then ran the rapids to the island.    After  fishing ad  different points with  varying'  success,   the couple commenced their return journey about -1.30.    They navigated  a  portion  of the river in safety, but in  shooting  the  big eddy a  wave suddenly  struck   the.canoe, and   in a moment; the  craft, was overturned and   the occupants  thrown   into, the   icy   waLer.    McMorris  sti uck out for shore, but went under several times before he got on  to tin. i-land,  when he sank to  the ground completely  exhausted.    lie  lay iu a dead swoon, for  twenty minutes or so, and when he recovered   his  senses saw   the  canoe   floating  round in the eddy upside down, but there  was no sign of his companion.   lie remembers seeing Burritt astride of the canoe,  as he was struggling ashore.  McMorris lay on the island till about  seven o'clock, when his cries for assistance were heard by Messrs. Jowett and  Day, who rescued him in the nick of time,  as ho was suffering intensely from exposure. The news spread rapidly through  the city on their arrival, j.nd the next  day the fire brigade, of which deceased  was a member, ami many others joined in  the search for the body. Dj'iiamite was  fired over the eddy, but the body could  not be found. The canoe was discovered  about a quarter of a mile from the railway bridge, with, the bow staved in from  having struck a rock.  Monthly evening a telegram was sent to  the deceased's father in Vancouver, and  he arrived on Wednesday and has been  searching the river ever since, assisted by  government men. Charley Burritt was  only twenty-three years of age, aud came  here from Vancouver five years ago. His  parents and relatives reside on Mount  Pleasant, a suburb of that city, Mr. Burritt; being mail collector. Deceased was a  manly young fellow, being noted for his  integrity and sobriety. He had been a  member of the fire brigade ever since it  was organized, aud his fellows in the brigade feel his loss keenly. They have had  the Union Jack at half-mast over the hall  ever since the accident. Burritt was a  most intrepid canoeist, and had shot the  rapids in safety scores of times. About  three months ago he got upset in about  the same spot, but was rescued in time.  The father and other members of the family are broken-hearted over the affair, as  they 'had not seen him since his leaving  Vancouver five years ago. Burritt was  well known in this vicinity, and the regret at his sudden death is sincere.  Boundary Thankful to Nelson.  J. Naden, of Greenwood City, was in  Nelson on Wednesday. He reports his  section looking well, with a bright outlook for mining. ;'; Boundary Creek feels  indebted to Nelson for its influence on behalf of the Corbin charter, which will  prove a life-giving factor to that camp.  Mr. Naden".saw.Mr. Ross, one of the Boundary country newspaper men, just before  he left. Mr. Ross had been to Ottawa  lobbying for Corbin, and he stated the  C. P. R. opposition-'was untiring and .powerful,'but Sir William .Van Horne had  weakened his case by appearing before  the railway committee. The Grand  Trunk railway strongly favored Mr. Corbin, and' it 'is, believed the (���'. T. ��� R. will  huA-e���running powers over the Northern  Pacific and the Corbin system until such  time as it can build ��� an independent  line through Canada to the Pacific Coa��t.  The Law Takes its Course.  Lord Aberdeen'on Tuesday signed an  order in council allowing the law to take  its course in the case of John Davis, alias  Doyle or Sullivan, who is sentenced to be  hanged for the murder of Dennis Connors  iu a bar room at ivtiskonook on-Febriiary  13th. Next Friday morning, at S o'clock,  |)av,is will bo executed in the Nelson jail  yard. Davis does not seem to care much,  and he still t efiises ministerial assistance,  lie is in the pink of health, and looks better now than when incarcerated., A limited number of invitations have.been issued for the execution, not over two  dozen people being given admittance,  though the applications are numerous.  Tho name of the hangman is. of course,  boitiL,'kept a profound secret.  Children's Entertainment.  A very enjoyable evening may be  looked for next Tuesday, April IU, when  many of the children,of the. city, under  the. management of Mrs. Goepel, will give  an'entertainment in the large hall of the  Hotel Hume. The pi ogrannne. which has  been carefully prepared, will include an  operetta, a minuet, negro and other  songs  claims in the neighborhood  instrumental music and tableaux.  The children have undertaken to provide  the font for the new English church, and  t lie proceeds of this entertainment will be  uiveu by them to this object. The entertainment, admission to which is 50 cents,  will begin promptly at S o'clock.  fes  g  *:iv&^-*y$;pi&'&t  TTT����"��*iT��  . t>i-.i  '���:  'ir.'.rijf..  �������� ���   ���'���!.'��� 'J.  ���i t.-  ���..W  ���_���-����� ��     !_���������*  1?-.,���,  ���.;...^..^fl  L" -���"_--.���  "���jew*" ��������*'*>�� THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY,  APBfL'lG,   1898.  PUBLXSHBKS'  NOTICE.  THK TRIKU.VK 1- p-i-o-',-: ..,, s .uii-d.iy.-, liy Tin-:  Ti.iiiuxi-: l'rnr.i-=niN(i Uo.mi'anv. ana will oo in;iik'(I  to riiilj-uribu:'.-. on paymeni 01 Two, I>��:��.J.\i:s it year.  Xo subscription  Lakon ;"or h-*.; thai: a >c,ir.  RKGOT.AR ADVKIiVlSKUK.VTS primed ul tho fol-  lov.-itiK rule*: One ,ncli, j-'iii; u yijiif: I wo inches,.  SCO it year; three ill' lie.- s.Xl a year; four inches,  ��!)G il year; live 111 .-li".���. .Jhi, a yc,_-: :.ix iiic-)iis-> .unl  over, nt the rale of 51.50 mi inch ner iiioiilh.  TRAXStKN'T ADVKItTJ.St-.MK.VfS _n ceiils a line for  first insertion and HI ceidsa line-I'or each additional  insertion.    Birth,  marriage, and death noliocn free.  l.OMAL OR IlKADfNG MATTICIL .VOTIOKS 25 cull's a  lino ciinh insert ion.  JOP' PRIXTrXO at tail- rules. All account- for jot)  printing and advertising payable on the tlr.-l, of  every month; .Mitxcription, in advance.  ADDRKSS all communications to  THK TliimJXK, Nelson. 1!. 0.    '  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA UAL'& KOIM.V���Physicians and ISnrgeoiis.   Rooms  Ii, land;',. Hivjelow block, Xel.-oti.   Telephone I-.  D'S  J.   A.   Alt.MSTKOXG���Covci mucin    Veterinary  In-pcetor.    Treats iIKihK'soI {ill dome-tic animal-;.  All stock inspected al NeNon.    Nelson, 15. ('.  'prosperity imd wealth. Nelson, with its  unrivalled location and other advantages,  as well as the home ol' large .smelting  works in constant operation, is strongly  in favor of government assistance similar  to that mooted. Jfc would be a source of  satisfaction to Canadians to realize that  they were using the product of their own  mines.' Canadians know, a good, deal  about'lumber and fish, Lint they are woefully ignorant upon mining matters generally, and they require direct evidence  to instruct (hem in the industry. 'Prosperous smelting towns would furnish the  object lessons desired, and these can be  had by  wise and encouraging legislation  upon  nienl  the  part  of  the dominion gqvern-  Ivootenay has brought increased revenues  to C. P. li. coffers and enabled the people  to develop the country without fear of  extortionate rates from a single' line of  railway. Boundary people have seen and  realized the advantages accruing to Kootenay from the building of the Nelson 6c  Port Sheppard road, and they wish to  profit in the same way in their camp by  the Kettle River extension. And who  shall deny them their rightV Certainly  nob the C.J5. R.  d  anaajan ueneral electric uo  Capital $1,500,000.    Head'Offices Toronto,, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power ��0 miles from your mines with our system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them.  Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent  British Columbia Branch Offices  Granville Street���VANCOUV Kit  Kootenay Disf riol���X KLSOX  Dlt. ,1. W. OI'INl.AX. IU.XTI.ST  Maker St reel, Nel-on.  ���Olllce: .Mara ISIock  WJ. II. HOLM US. C. K.  -IVovinci.al L;u\d Surveyor.  ������   P. O. IjoxS., ICaslo, li. O.  A:  J."  II.   IIOUMCII- AinilyliViil ChcniM anil  A-Mayor.  Hull si reel, N'elson.  I.'. CiWIU.I.M. Ji.A.Sc. & W. S. JOHNSON. JI.A.Sc.  ��� .Minim;    Mutineer.-;   ami   Analytical   C'heiinM.s,  Hloe.an Oily, li. O.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  A      NHLSON I.O;  ^x^Z ������iOCOI,f'  Wortii  /\4\ brethren invi  W  ,01)010, XO. _H, A. V. & A. .\I. Meets  icsilay in ea.eh iiunitls. Sojourning  tod.  KNIGHTS OF 1'V'l'Il i:\S- Nelson l.odtfe. Xo, _.".,  ICiiiyhls of I'yl.hias, meets in (,'aMlo liall. Maodon-  ald liluck, corner of Josephine and Vernon slreets, every  Tuesday evening at. N o'clock. All vi.-.itine; knights arc  cordially invited in al lend.  Joii.v .). Mai.o.vk, ('. (.',.  GuDla.'H I'.wiritinci:. IC. of it. & S.  he Qbvibmis.  SATURDAY   MORNING  Al'ltll. tli. ISSiS  Uua.st merchants and pa tiers are feeling  the effect of their hasty and ill-judged opposition   to   the    Kettle   River railway.  Boundary   merchants    have    withdrawn  their patronage from  Victoria and   Vancouver, and all  orders  aro  being  transferred to eastern bouses.   The same thing  happened when the Nelson 6c  Fort Sheppard  railway  was  being  built into this  place.    Coast; iniluences opposed the road,  and  tho .markets  of   this  vicinity have  been'Iost to Vancouver and Victoria ever  .since.    One such costly lesson would have  sufficed for t.ho average class of people,  but it takes repeated scourgings for coast  merchants to come to their senses.   When  too late they realize the errors of their  ways.    They raise the cry of Canada for  the Canadians, and then act iu a manner  to drive their own trade away.    The Victoria Times has grasped the situation and  characterizes coast opposition to the'Cor-  bin interests as a boomerang, which has  returned to those who shot it with telling  force, causing loss  of  trade ami   profit,.  The Times rubs it into  the Victoria and  Vancouver   boards   of   trade  and    those  "drivelling   organs."   the     Colonist   and  World,    ft scores the provincial  government   also   for   passing   the anti-Corbin  resolution���the combined action of all resulting in the coast section of the province  being reduced to be servile servants of the  C. L\ R.   The Times would have it that  the coast  merchants have  been   blinded  and led on in their opposition by Canada's  big monopoly to  their own undoing.    It  characterizes   the   resolutions  passed  as  stupid,  with   deplorable   and  disastrous  consequences, and  the blunders committed as  inexcusable.    It cannot and  does  not  blame  the people of  the Boundary  country for the bitter feeling they show  for  the  treatment  accorded  them.   The  Times concludes its "boomerang" thusly:  "Every British Columbian ought to feel  "heartily   ashamed   to. think   that  the  "'affairs of this province are in the hands  "of men who would give iiway their souls  "(if they had any) if 'sir'William' Van  " Home demanded them.   I'd is time for a  "change;   turn   the   rascals   out."   The  coast   merchants   deserve   just as  much  censure, for Kootenay aud Boundary  is  lost to them for all time to come.  A ti.iim.k alliance has been  formed between   the school   trustrees, city council  and South ICootenay board of trade,  for  the  purpose of  elevating iVolson   to the  proud position of running, her own educational  system.    To  do this, they believe  they have a, strong case against the provincial government in   that the financial  grants  in   tiie past have been scant and  insufficient,  and   the  three  bodies   have  formulated a united demand upon the exchequer   for  funds  for a  twelve-roomed  central school and $(5,000 cash,    ff this be  secured,   the city guarantees  to assume  full control of local school matters on and  after."Inly I.    Government assistance does  not keep pace with the rapid growth of  population'iu Nelson, and instead o["having accommodation  provided ahead, the  authorities  permit   matters   to  struggle  along   in    a   most   haphazard    manner.  There is an average daily attendance at  the school of-'300 pupils, and this number  is constantly  increasing.    Besides, there  are scores of youngsters who do not attend school  because the facilities are so  meagre.    No provision has been made for  the furtherance of the instruction of the  higher   grades,   and   pupils   are   turned  adrift    with   an   insufficient   education.  Were   the   city   in   control   of   its   own  schools,  adequate accommodation   could  be provided in keeping with the increase  in  population,  and  the evils existing in  the present system would be reduced to a  minimum.    At the same time, any town  that aspires to the dignity of a city should  have sufficient stamina and backbone to  carve its own way in the world without  seeking aid. from the government I'or its  public  departments.    The provincial authorities   would   gain   by   the   proposed  transaction, and Nelson  would  have the  satisfaction  of  showing her sister cities  that she is quite capable.of taking care oi'  her own interests.  Canada's lead  smelting industry  will  stand encouragement, and  the united influence of all interested mercantile and industrial bodies in-British Columbia is being exerted   towards   having an   import  duty placed upon all lead products by the  dominion government.    Jvaslo   board   of  trade has taken a practical way of showing  its  sympathy  in   the  movement by  sending a delegate, in tho person of G. O.  Buchanan, to interview Sir Wilfrid Ltuir-  ier on the subject.    Mi: Buchanan's hands  have been strengthened by receiving the  ondorsation of the South Kootenay'board  of  trade,  at   its annual   meeting  in this  city on Thursday evoning.    Naturally the  first district   to  feel   the impetus to the  smelting industry-that would follow,upon  encouraging  legislation   would   be Kootenay, -and   it   behooves all   interested  in  mining   to   help   the   good   cause  along.  Canada  is credited   -with   lining  close  to  21000   tons  annually of  load and its byproducts.   To supply this demand, works  of considerable: magnitude would   bo kept  running continuous!y.     With  the homo  marts  secure   from   outside  competition,  the'Canadian smelters could  make a bid  for a. portion of the foreign trade, particu-  ) ii !y in China and Japan.    The proximity  (,!' i iu. A'-ial.ic market, and the centralization of lire.--, fluxosailjd fuel, together with  (juii-k and efficient  transportation   facili  t:,  i.i  ,!,,  -iiotiMl .place the   hoottmay country  'root, ra nk of I ho forward march of  Tn 10 mining committee of the legislature has this week recommended several  changes in the min_ral act, among others  being that no license shall be granted except to a  British  subject,  or   no crown  grant issued a claim  unless it be in the  name  of   ;i   British   subject.   This  alien  clause will work disaster to the mining industry   of   this   country,    should    it   be  adopted.    It is  hard   to realize that the  members of tho committee would have entertained the proposition,  though it has  come before them time and again.   There  can be no disguising the fact that West  Kootenay,   and  all  southeastern  British  Columbia owes its present advancement  to the far-seeing enterprise of the American capitalist.    Jn  the majority of cases  the investment of British capital has been  attended by the wholesale waste of money  and the most extravagant ideas of mine  development.   The Briton has stepped in  only   where   the   path   has   been   made  smootI.i by the American argonaut.    The  American, for it is against him the alien  clause  mainly applies,   is   pre-eminently  the miner.of the day, and. it is due to his  exertions  that British Columbia has advanced   so   rapidly   in   mineral   development.    It  would   be a great injustice to  sacrifice the interests of  those who have  invested their millions in the mines of the  country.    Were the clause adopted, more  than fifty per cent, of the mines would be  closed down, the towns would become deserted,   and   disaster   would   overwhelm  business.   There   can   be   no   reasonable  ground advanced for the proposed amendment, while  the negative arguments are  numerous ami pronounced.  Till-: Corbin charter is still forcing its  way through the dominion house, and  there is little doubt that it will receive  official sanction, liven when introduced  into the commons, after-parsing the railway committee, the C. I\ 11. maintained  and followed out a course of-strict opposition to the charter. Among the best  speeches in support of the Corbin -application was that made by .'J. Boss oobertson,  who took a common' souse view of the  situation. Competition is the life of  trade,'and the mercantile and industrial  interests of the country can be best  served by having rival railway lines. Mr.  Iiobertson's idea of the greatest good to  tho greatest: number is a safe basis to  work upon, and is aptly fitted to the  sanctioning ot the Kettle ll.iver railway.  The interests of Canada are by no means  endangered by granting to the people of  the Boundary country the right lo have  a competitive line of railway built at private expense. By means of American  push and enterprise this great district of  Oxi<: of the most striking features of the  numerous debates in  the legislature this  session, has been the uncourteous and unbecoming language so frequently used by  the occupants of the government benches,  necessitating   sharp   censure    from    Mr.  Speaker. The cabinet members have been  the most violent offenders and  they have  reduced proceedings to a most undignified  level, rather befitting a backwoods camp  than the legislative halls of an educated  people. Slany home-searching truths have  been uttered by the Opposition, to be received  by JMr. Turner's colleagues  with  personal abuse and nasty epithets hurled  across the door against the speakers, unmindful of and disrespectful to the. dignitary presiding,    .lion. Mr. Martin  has followed the lead  of his  superiors, aud  has  ventured the polite retort of "Itats!" to  the remarks of an opponent.  Dr. Walke'm  has also added  his quota  by  telling  Mr.  Speaker that he would not permit him or  any one else to interfere with his speeches.  These incidents create  an  unwholesome  impression  throughout the country, and  public   opinion   naturally condemns  the  premier who will permit these things to  continue.    So far as  Dr.  Walkem is concerned, lie is a lightweight, and his fro things   are  not  deemed  serious: but Hon.  Messrs. Booley. and Martin et al are old  enough to know better. Their bull-dozing  tactics in the house are ruining their reputations in the country.  Tin-: TfMios, of Victoria, like nine-tenths  of the newspapers iu  Canada,   imagines  that Rassland is Kootenay.    In an article  on redistribution, it gives  Bossland l.rXlO  voters,  and  the  remainder of  Kootenay  3,000.   Jt would give  Bosslaud one member,   and    the   remainder   of   Kootenay  three.   Now a  return  brought down  to  the house shows that Trail Creek mining  division, which includes the town of Trail  and the city of Rossland, has 590 names  on   the voters'   list;  Nelson,   Ainsworth  and  Slocan  divisions,  in  which are tho  cities of Nelson,  .Kaslo and  Sandon,  has  1,8(57; lievelstoke, lllecillewaetand Trout  Lake divisions,   1.3-1-1   voters, and the divisions in East Kootenay, 715 voters.   The  return shows   that Kootenay   has   -1,55-1  voters on the lists, of which the city of  Itossland  and   town  of   Trail   have   but  590.    This lea.ves 4,000 for the remainder  of Kootenay.    According  to  the Times,  these   1,000  voters  are  entitled  to  three  members,   while  Sew   Westminster   district, with 3,772 voters, is entitled to five  members.    The Times should  know that  Rossland  is   not Kootenay.    Trail Creek  mining division, of which Rossland is the  chief town, is fairly entitled to one of the  six  members  that should be given Hast  and West Kootenay.  Hall Mines Meeting.  All  extraordinary general   meeting  of  the Hall Mines, Limited, was held in London   on  March  22, the attendance being  limited.   The mooting was convened with  the object of sanctioningLcertain alterations  in  the articles of association, proposed by the board, and necessary for the  company to succeed in its application for  an official quotation by the London Stock  Exchange.    Sir Joseph Trntcli explained  those of the alterations which  were not  quite clear, and iu due course the various  resolutions were put^ to the meeting and  adopted  uuauimbusly.',  They  will  come  up for confirmation at a subsequent meeting.    The chief alterations were the provision in Article I o<f three words, enacting that  "the company shall   have,  by  special resolution, the right," etc.,  to redeem any or all of the preference capital,  and the annulment of that part of Article  07, which compelled the company to give  four  weeks'  notice of the-convention of  meetings, and notice of special business,  etc., by letter to the shareholders in British Columbia or Northwest America, and  four   weeks'  cablegraphic  intimation   to  the nominee of the majority of the shareholders  resident  in  British Columbia or  Northwest America.    Another important,  alteration was the recommendation that  Article 120 be struck out.    As the revised  articles now read,  meetings may be field  and important business affecting the Hail  .Minos transacted before the shareholders  in  this  province would  receive  notification ;   placing   them   in   the   position   of  holding stock and having no say.    About  ���"0,000 shares are hold in this province.  For Treating Zinc Ores.  It seems probable that tho difficulty of  treating refractory silver-lead ores,  containing  much  zinc, may  be solved by a  new  process.      A   very  strong   company'  styled the Smelting Corporation. Limited,  has  at:  last been  formed in England for  this  purpose,  with  a capital of ��'000,000.  Its  directors include the R.t.   Hon,   Win.  Lidderdale.   ex-governor  of  the   bank of  Hnglanrl ;   Henry   Allhuson, M.J.'.,   a millionaire capitalist: H. Do La Rue, an eminent scientist: and Mr. Wilberforee  Bryant, a well known business man, who has  marie a huge fortune by the manufacture  of   patent   matches.    The  company   has,  therefore, as strong men  behind   it  financially  as any  undertaking of   tho   kind  >UI  CeJ E  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.  Orrifirs by mnil napfifnllv flllp.ri anrl prom nt.lv forward fid.  well can have. li. lakes over a business  already established at Swansea, South  Wales, by II. 11. Kry and others, where  refractory silver-lead ores containing zinc  are stated to have been success fully  treated for some, i.ime by a patent which  involves t he use of Muxes composed of sul-  pha.te of soda and oxide of iron. It is  claimed that by this process 00 per cent,  of tho silver iu refractory ore can be profitably recovered. 87 percent, of the lead,  and 70 per cent, of t he xinc, use I'or a large  partof which last mineral can be had in  tho form of oxide of zinc. Tho company  will, in addition to its works at Swansea,  build another and larger smelter near  Hasthain, on the Manchester -hio canal.  OTJB   STOCK   OUT1  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  Hindi & Campbell, of Spokane, heavily  interested in milling properties in this  district, have purchased three placer  claims in the Klondyke, paying $150,000  therefor.  Last week the Lo Roi shipped 1.0!):) tons  of ore to North port.  Rossland exppols to have 1.200 men  working in its mines by next fall,  due to  the   inori.HMid    force   under   the   Jhitish  America Corporation control.  The Centre Star will continue a regular  shipper to the Trail smeller. Shipments  commenced last week.  R. G. McConnell will enter on his duties  as provincial mineralogist on May 1.  T. G. J.ilackstock, vice-president of tho  War Hagle, arrived in Jlossland on Saturday. He announces increased development for the future, and a largo force of  men. Development will be centred in'  the War Hagle, despite recent purchases  of other properties.  Five inches of high grade quartz have  been encountered in the crosscut tunnel of  the Hlise,; on' Wild Horse creek.  The Wakefield Mines, Limited, a Scotch  organization, has boon licensed to do business in British Columbia. The capital is  placed at =��100,000, in ��1 shares. D. Brcinner is the manager, and his offices are at  Silverton.  Ts new and  fresh, and added to evcry.w.ek  by'arrivals direct  from  the wholesale houses, west and cast.    We buy for Cash in laro'e  quantiiics, and  can give our customers the,benefit of good  buying.     We   make   a   specialty of   Fresh  Fruits and  Vegetables,  and  everything   in   these   lines   kept  in   season.     We"  also  carry   a   large   line   of  Which  Cooking  and  cake  includes   a   full   line   of   Stoneware,  Vessels, Crocks, jugs, flowerpots, milk  1  cake   pans,   etc.,   chamber   sets,   plain   white  and  fancy decorated.     Flegant dinner, tea and   five  o'clock- teasels.     Glass water sets,'latest  importations  and  patterns  ol   fine Austrian-made  ware   in   comports,--  water and flower sets.     Bar glassware'in full stock���in fact,  everything in the line of Oueensware, Crockery and Glassware.  For First-Class Goods and Low Prices Call on  a>'   __  _B__.l_:_i!_S,   STEEET,   NHLSOIT  Spring is here and the house requires renovating.    Your walls would look better if  nicely   tinted.    Nothing   like   alabastine.  e keep ail colors.  ITnvu opened on  HnUei' Strcol, opposi'lo  McAi-lliin-'.s I'm-iiiLiifi! st():���(! will) ;i stock of  If your  " ���  r  II  house  is in  need of paint Sherwin,  iams  and   Acme   Paints  are always  gooa.  e have a nice assortment.  Men's Fin  ___n  ,_5__^___l_S__S__?.  and C  ling1  Your floors would look decidedly better and  save  you a   lot of work if covered  with  a  coat  colors,  of   Granite   Floor   Paint,  hard and durable.  Good  araware  Cordova Street, Vancouver, and Baker Street, Nelson.  Wu expect to luive a complete range of all -  line; of l.licx! goods before .April 1st.  We intend keeping'our .stock of goods strictly  _A-lErC.TIQI_T___il_E_3JR'S.  W'c arc agents for  Kennedy & Douglas,  Merchant Tailors, Toronto,  AND  Talton & McKay,  Fine Custom Shirt Makers  Hamilton  A complete range of samples for spring  from liotli linns  Mail orders will receive proinpl attention  West Baker Street, Nelson  ���Storey 7-Room"House,-Priced  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  NOTICE  OF  COURT  OF  REVISION.  Xot.iee is hereby given llia.1. the liivl sitiintf of theconr!  of revision a],pointed LiyUie council of tin: ('ily of Nelson,  for hearing all complaints against   the  as>cssiii.::iil   for  the  current, year, as made  liy  the  hkscssoi- of the said  |  eilv,  will  be held  in  (he council  chamber, NcImiii. on  Mondav,   Ihe   I St li  dav  of  April. ISUS. al. 10 o'clock n. m.  .). K. .STltAl 'KAN. City Ulerk.  Nelson, II. C. March Vlh. 1H.I.S. I March l_l.li|  their   reaching'  We   have just   received   our   ladies'  SPRING CAPES AND  JACKETS,   and  as there  has   been   delay    in  here, ��� we will  sell  them at a-very small  maro'itv.  A  nice  lot of  CHIFFON   and   VEILING   has  arrived   with  this consignment.   The verv latest designs in DRESS GOODS  Also some of the  new  Suitable for blouses,  spect our stock.  and  latest desio'ns and colors in'SILK  Prices to suit the times.      Call and  in-  A_   FBRLAND  West IB-iker Street  NKLSON, B, C  fiome Work for Families  W'c waul, a number of  families to do iviifli for n  at home, whole or spare lime.    Tin: work we send   j  our workers is nnickly and   ca.-ily  done, anil returned by parcel post,  as   finished.    Ootid  tntiney  minium   home,    l-'or  particulars  ready   lo  1:0111-  111 (.-nee. semi name and address.  The Standard Supply Co., Dispt. B., London, Ont,  FOR   SALE "CHEAP"!  Homo Halcery Hi-eutl al. ;">  cents .per loaf.    A No pie  cakes, etc.. at. I'*arley ,>_ Simpson's j.crosury store.  W.M. LKI.VSS,  Prop.  Home llakcry.  The cheapest place to buy goods Is at the store of...  p ���g^   3___  *P%i  efc IlAJ  T  AM) UKAUOKS iN'  Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Fish, Oysters, Live and Dressed Poultry,  Game, Smoked Meats, Etc.    Baker Street, Nelson.  ��..>.-���  ; tfi'V1" *^M0$h  vs.*  ^m^  $&*,  TPTE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL Hi, 1898.  $12,000,000  6,000,000  1 _01iI>  STJIATIK.'ON'A AND   1MT.  Hon. Gi_0. A..DI.UMMONTD   15   S. CLOUSTON ,   l.OYAl',, ..President   Vice-President  .. .General Manager  j_<r__]__so_sr  BEAWCH'  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.        BKANC111S8 IN       LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and in the principal cities in Canada.  li IV  ���..-II  Sterling  l.xohango and  liable 'I'ransfers  I'lli A NT COM.MKUOIAL AND .THA VKLLKKS'  OKH1MTS,  available in any part, of the world;  ���I'lKAKTK   IS^'UKI?    COI.I.KCTION.s  MADB!' KTO,  SAVING-S BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent. '  PARKER, ADDBBS0N, PHILOSOPHER  "Prisoner, what is your mime?"  '"As J am to lose it afc daylight tomorrow morning, it is hardly worth concealing.    I.'nrker Adderson."  ���'Your mark?",  "A somewhat humble one; commissioned officers are too precious to be risked  in the perilous business of a spy. I am a  sergeant'.  "Of what regiment?"  "You must excuse me; if I answered  that it might, for anything I know, give  yon an idea of whose forces are  in  your  front.    Such knowledge as that is what 1  came into your lines to obtain, not to  impart."  ''Von arc not without wit."  "If you have the patience to wait, you  will find me dull enough tomorrow."  '��� J Tow do you know that you are to die  tomorrow morning?'''  "Among spies captured by night that is  the custom. It is one of (he nice observances of the profession."  The general so far laid aside the dignity  appropriate to a Confederate officer of  high rank and wide renown as uo smile.  But no one in his power and out of his  favor would have drawn any happy  augury from that outward and visible  sign of npproval. It was neither genial  nor infection^: it did not communicate  itself to the other persons exposed to it���  the caught spy who had provoked it and  the armed guard who had'brought him  into the tent and now stood a little apart,  watching his prisoner in the yellow candle  li^'lit. IL wini no part nf ilinL tv-irriur'..  duty to smile: he had been detailed for  another purpose. Tho converaation was  resumed; it was, in fact, a trial for a  capital offense.  "Von admit, then, that you are a spy-  that you came.into my camp disguised as  you are, in the uiiii'oruj of a Confederate  soldier, to obtain information secretly re-  . garding the number and disposition of  my troops?"'  "Regarding, particularly, their numbers. Their disposition 1 already knew.  It is morose."  The   general    brightened    again; ���������.the  guard, with a severer sense of his responsibility, accentuated the austerity of his  --'expression and stood a  trifle  more  erect  than   before.    Twirling   his gray  slouch  hat round and round upon his forefinger,  the spy took a leisurely survey of his surroundings.   They   were   simple   enough.  The  tent   was   a   common  " wall  tent,"  about eight feet  by ten  in  dimensions,  lighted by a  single  tallow candle stink ,  into the haft of a  bayonet,   which  was  itself stuck into a pine table,''at which the  general sat, now busily writing and ap-  ,. parent!y forgetful of his unwilling guest.  An old rag carpet covered  the  earthen  floor; an old hair trunk, a second  chair,  and a. roll of blankets were about all  else  that the tent contained: in general Clav-  ering's command  Confederate simplicity  and penury of "pomp and circumstance,"  had attained their highest development.  On a large nail driven into the tent pole  at the en trace Was suspended a sword belt  supporting a  long saber, a  pistol  m its  holster,  and,  absurdly enough,  a  bowie  knife.    Of that most unmilitary weapon  it was the general's habit to explain that  it was. a cherished souvenir of the  peaceful days when he was a civilian.  It was a stormy night. The rain cascaded upon the tent in torrents, with the  dull, drum-like sound familiar to dwellers  in tents. As the whooping blasts charged  upon it the frail structure shook and  swayed and strained at its confining  stakes and ropes.  The   general   finishing  writing,   folded  the liaif sheet of paper, and spoke to the  soldier guarding Adderson :    "Here, Tass-.  man. take  that to the adjutant-general;  then return."  "And the prisoner, general?" said the  soldier, saluting,, with an inquiring glance  in the direction of that unfortunate.  "Do as I said,'" replied the officer, curtly.  The soldier took the note and ducked  himself out of the tent. General Claver-  jng turned his handsome, clean-cut face  toward   the  federal spy,  looked   him   in  "I could Iiarvf.VfPsecnre a longer rest for  myself by depriving him' of some of his."  '"Good God, man! do you mean to go to  your death with nothing buc jokes, upon  your lips? Do yon not know that this is  a serious matter?"  "How can I know that? 1 have never  been dead in all my life. I have heard  death is a serious matter, but never from  any of those who have experienced it."  The general was silent for a moment;  the man interested, perhaps amused him  ���a type not previously encountered.  "Death," he said, "is at least a loss���a  loss of such happiness as we have, and of  opportunities for more."'  "A loss of which we will never be conscious can be borne with composure and  therefore expected without apprehension.  You must have observed, general, that of  all the dead men with whom it is your  soldier! j'pleasure tostrew.your path, none  show signs of regret."  "If the being dead is not, a regrettable  condition, yet (ho becoming so���the act  of dying���appears to he. distinctly disagreeable in one who has not lost the  power to feel."  "Pain is disagreeable, no doubt-. I  never suffer it, without more or le.-s discomfort. Buc he who lives longest is most  exposed to it. What you call dying is  simply the last pain���there is really no  tucli thing as dying. Suppose, for illustration, that 1 attempt to escape. You  lift the revolver that you are courteously  concealing in your Jap, and���"  . The generaiQblushed like a girl, then  laughed softly, disclosing his brilliant  teeth, made a slight inclination pf his  handsome head, and said nothing". The  spy continued : "You fire, and I have in  my stomach what J did not swallow. I  fall, but am not dead. After a half hour  of agony 1 am dead. But at any given  instant of chat half hour 1 was either  alive or dead. There is no transition  period.  ',' When I am hanged tomorrow morning  it will be quite the same ; while conscious  I shall be living; when dead, unconscious.  Nature appears to have ordered the matter quite in my interest���the way that I  should have ordered it myself. It is so  simple." he added with a smile, " that it  seems hardly worth while to be hanged  at all."  The general appeared not to have  heard; the .spy's talk had merely turned  his thoughts into an unfamiliar channel,  the: eyes, not unkindiy, and said : "It's a  bad night, 'my man." :  "For me, yc-v'   ,  "Do you guess .what 1 have written?"  "Something worth reading, I flare say.  And- perhaps it is my vanity--! venture  to suppose that I am mentioned in it."  "Yes; it is a memorandum for an order  to lie read to the-troops at reveille con-  y'our execution. Also some notes  .{iiid.ini.-e of the provost marshal  in arranging the details of the event."'  "1 hope,general, the spectacle will be  intelligently arranged, for I shall attend  it myself,"  "Have you any arrangements of your  own that you wish to make? Do yon wish  to see a chaplain, for example?"  i-ermiig  for the  but there they pursued their will hide  pendently to conclusions of their own.  The storm had ceased, and something of  tho solemn spirit of the night had im-  partod itself to his reflections, giving  them the somber tinge of a_supernatural  dread. Perhaps there was an element of  prescience in it. " I" should not like to  die.*' he said���" not tonight."  He was interrupted���if, indeed, he had  intended to speak further���by the entrance of an officer of his staff, Captain  J-lastoi'lick, the provost-marshal. This recalled him to himself: the absent look-  passed away from his face.  " Captain," lie said, acknowledging the  officer's salute, "this man is a Yankee spy  captured inside our lines with incriminating papers on lam. He has confessed.  How is the weather?*'  " The storm is over, sir, and tho moon is  shining."  " Good : take a file of men, conduct him  at once to the parade ground and shoot  him.'"  A sharp cry broke from the spy's lips.  He threw himself forward, thrust out his  neck, expanded his eyes, clenched his  hands.  "Good God!" he cried, hoarsely, almost  inarticulately ; .-"you do uot mean that!  You forget���I am not to die until morn-  ing." ,,.:.  "I have said nothing of  morning," replied the genera!, coldly;   "that was an  assumption of your own.    You die now."  " But, general, I beg���I implore you to  rem'euiber;.I am  to hang!   It will take  some time to erect the gallows���two hours  ���an hour.    Spies   are  hanged:   I  have  rights under military law.    For heaven's  sake, general,' consider how short���"  "Captain, observe my directions."  The officer drew his sword, aud, fixing  his eyes upon the prisoner, pointed silently to the opening of the tent.    The prisoner,  deathly pale,  hesitated;    the   officer  grasped  bint   by  the  collar   and  pushed  him  gently forward.    As he approached  the tent pole the frantic man sprang at it,  and with catlike agility seized the handle  of the bowie knife, plucked the weapon  from the scabbard, and thrusting the captain aside, leaped upon the general with  the fury of a madman, hurling him to the  ground and tailing headlong upon him as  he  lay.   The  table  was overturned, the  candle  extinguished,   and    they   fought  blindly   in   the darkness.   The  provost-  marshal  sprang  to the assistance of his  superior officer,  and   was   himself   prostrated upon the struggling forms.    Curses  and  inarticulate cries of rage and pain  came-ft'om the welter of limbs and bodies ;  the tent came dawn upon them, and beneath its hampering and enveloping folds  the struggle went on.    Private Tassman,  leturning from his errand and dimly conjecturing the situation, threw down his  rifle, and laying hold of the flouncing canvas at random, vainly tried to drag it off  the'men under it; and  the sentinel who  paced up and down in  front,  not daring  to leave his beat though the skies should  fall,   discharged   his   piece.    The   report  alarmed the camp; drums beat the long  roll  and   bugles  sounded  the   assembly,  bringing swarms of half-clad men into the  moonlight, dressing as they ran, and falling into line at the sharp commands of  their officers.    This  was   well: being   in  line  the men  were under control; they  stood at arms while the genet-til's .staff and  the men of his escort brought, order out of  confusion   by  lifting off the  fallen   tent  and   pulling   apart   the   breathless    and  bleeding actors  in   that strange contention.  Breathless, indued, was one; the captain was dead, the handle of the bowie  knife protruding from his throat and  pressed back beneath his chin until the  end had caught in the angle of the jaw,  and the hand that delivered the blow had  been unable to remove the weapon. In  the dead man's hand was his sword,  douched with a grip that defied' the  strength of the living. Its blade was  streaked, with red to the hilt.  Lifted to his feet, the general sank back I  to the earth with a moan and fainted.  Besides his bruises he had two sword  thrusts���one through the thigh, the other  through the shoulder.  The spy had suffered the least dam-'tuv.  Apart from a broken right arm, hi.  wounds were such- only as might have  been incurred in an ordinary combat with  nature's'weapons. But he was da/^d, and  seemed hardly to know what had occurred. He shrank away from those attending him, cowered upon the ground,  and uttered unintelligible remonstrances.  His face, swollen by blows and stained  with gouts of blood, nevertheless showed  white beneath his disheveled hair���as  white as that of a corpse.  "The man is not insane," said the surgeon in reply to a question ; "he is suffering from fright. Who and what is he?"  Private Tassman began to explain. It  was the opportunity of his life; he  omitted nothing that could in any way  accentuate the importance of his- own relation to the night's events. When he  had finished his story' and was ready to  begin-it again, nobody gave him any attention.  The general had now recovered con-  scioiisin^s. He raised himself upon his  elbow, looked about him, aud seeing the  spy crouching by a camp lire, guarded,  said, simply :  ' "Take that man to the parade ground  and shoot him."  "The general's mind wanders," said an  officer standing near.  "His mind does.not wander," the adjutant-general said. " i have a memorandum from him about this busiuess; he  had given that same order'to Hasterlick"  ���with a motion of the hand toward the  dead provost-marshal���"and, by God! it  shall be executed,"  Ten minutes later sergeant Parker Adderson, kneeling in the moonlight and  begging incoherently for his life, was  shot to death by twenty men. As the  volley rang out upon the keen air of the  winter midnight, General Claveriug, lying  white and still in the red glow'of the  cam)) fire, opened his big blue eyes, looked  pleasantly upon those about him, and  said : " How silent it all is ! "  The surgeon looked at the adjutant-  general gravely and significantly. Tne  patient's eyes slowly closed, and thus he  lay for a few moments ; then, his face suffused with a smile of ineffable sweetness,-,  he said, faintly: "1 suppose this must be  death." and so passed away.  BOARD   OF   TRADE.  New Set of Officers Elected   for  the  Ensuing  Year.  Tuesday night the annual meeting of  the South Kootenay Board of Trade was  held in their now hall over the Bank .'of.  British Columbia. The attendance was  very large aud much interest was taken  in the proceedings. President .John A.  Turner occupied the chair. Routine busiuess disposed of, secretary Thomson read  the annual report of the president, which  is appended:  To (lie member, of Llic South Ivoolonay Hoard of Trade.  Nelson, British Columbia:  Gentlemen���On the otli of .lammry lust we held our  lirst meeting since the rcoigiinizntion of the board. We  then had sixteen members, .during the three month*  from the above dale we have held seven meetings. anil  our membership has increased to seventy. We have discussed a number of important iiuo.-lions, and among  others have acted upon the following:  1. A petition to the 'Dominion government re public  buildings for Nelson: in this connection 1000 circulars  wore printed and distributed among members of parliament and others in t.ho east and in l.ngland, giving a  great deal ol! j-. formation'with regard to the commercial  importance of Nelson. ���      ���  3. A petition to the postmaster-general urging the establishment of a mail service from Kti_konook, on Kootenay lake, to fort Steele and'other points on the (Jrow's  Nest Pass railway.  2. A petition to the postmaster general re better mail  facilities between Nelson and Slocan lake points.  4. Passing a resolution in favor of an insolvency net,  a copy of which was sent to the Dominion government.  5. Apetition to the provincial government re wagon  roads up Crawford and Six-mile creeks, also re opening  up the old Nelson & Kort Sheppard wagon road to Vmir.  (i. A petition to the provincial.government asking for  a land registry oilice for.Nelson.  7. The appointment of a freight rate commit tee, who  brought in a report showing that every.-railway doing  business with Nelson were, in certain classes of goods,  discriminating against Nelson, and thereby opposing the  commercial interests of the town. lam glad, however,  to be able to inform you that one of the railway com-  panics, the Nelson & Port Sheppard, has reduced the rate  complained of to that suggested by the committee.  Whether the other lines will adopt the suggestions of the  committee or not remains yet to be seen.  S. Passing a resolution Id draw the attention of insurance agents to the fact that we consider insurance  rates Loo high, and asking them Lo bring this matter before their companies with a view of getting rales reduced.  !). Passing a resolution supporting the city engineer  and city health officer in the stand tiicy Look'in regard  to Lhe disposal of sewage.  10. Passing a resolution in favor of granting a charter  to the Kettle Itivcr Valley railway.  11. Passing a resolution in support of a petition to Lhe  Dominion government with regard to lead smelting in  Canada.  X congratulate the board on the largo amount of work  done during Lhe lasL three months, and I sincerely hope  LhaL Lhe members generally will continue Lo take an active interest, in all matters with which iL is Lhe province  of Lhe board Lo deal. This is absolutely necessary in  order Lo make Lhe board of trade in this city u. success  and a power of inlluence in Ivootonny : but 'in order to do  this wo must keep out, politics, factions and any petfy  di'U'ereiices that may exist among us, and work together  for the good of Son 111 Kootenay in general anil of Nelson  in particular. I do not advocate the cultivation of a  spirit of narrow sectionalism, but I do advocate the cultivation of a spiriL of local patriotism lliat will induce us  lo stand up together and shout for Nelson lirst, last,, anil  all the Lime.  I would suggest LhaL the thanks of this board be tendered flic mayor and council for the free use of the council chamber, lo Ttlr. Holt for the free use of this room,  and Lo Air. Clcorge Johnstone for furnishing information  and statistics used in compiling Lhe circulars sent out by  llic board.  The report was passed over without  comment, and the election of officers pro;  ceeded with.  On the nomination of Messrs. Houston  and Newling, J. Roderick Robertson'was  elected president by acclamation. 31 r.  Robertson, in taking the chair, briefly  thanked the .members for the honor conferred upon him, and stated he would  strive to do his duty in a painstaking  manner.  .James Lawrence was nominated for the  position of vice-president . by Messrs.  Turner tind llillyer. No other names being suggested, he was declared elected.  It was decided to,retain the positions of  secretary and treasurer under one head,  and for this position J. A. Turner was  nominated by Messrs. Russell arid Dover;  II. P. Christie, by Messrs. Ilirscli and  Sherwood. The ballot resulted in A. A.  Turner's election. During the ensuing  year, there will be a salary attached to  the position.  For the council of twelve members there  was a host of names suggested, and it Look  about an hour before the scrutineers  made up the ballot. The result was the  election of Messrs. Croasdaile, Thomson,  J_vans, Irvine, Houston, 'Fletcher, Proctor,  DesBrisay, Holt, Cram. Oibson.and Ivydd.  Mr. Croasdaile introduced the re-ulut ion  spoken of at Ihm, meeting, amending die  by-laws relating to call of bo.-n d. a'-king  for th ret-'days' el oar uuiicc, and i lie items  of business to be transacted to be specified. The.mbver spoke on his resolution  and declared if to be in the interests of  the board to have the same adopted, as  any ��� wi-sighiy matters to be acted upon  should have time given them for thought.  It was not a right and proper proceeding  to bring forward matters the' members  had no notice of; All resolutions should  be calmly thought out, so as to have due  weight.  Mayor Houston  moved  in  amendment  that, as the  members   were  not familiar  with the by-laws, a committee of three be  appointed by the chtiir to amend the.same  and report at next meeting of the board.  Mr. Croasdaile had no objection  to tho  mayor's   resolution,   which,   he thought,  was not an amendment, as if was by  no  means in conflict with  the former,    if.so,  his (Croasdaile's) resolution could be taken  as an instruction by  the committee  proposed, the same as any other suggestion  that might come forward.    All he wanted  was  that, due and fair notice should  be  given the members of each meeting and  the business to be transacted.  Mayor Houston did not wisJi to have  the hands of the committee tied in any  way, as they should be perfectly free to  act. The by-laws were drafted four or  five years ago, principally from the rules  and regulations of the Winnipeg board,  and perhaps they were not best adapted  to Nelson. Mr. Croasdaile's suggestion  with regaid lo notice of meeting was a  fair oue, and, of course, could be entertained.  .Frank Fletcher seconded the amendment, believing that the by-laws sadly  needed revision.  Mr. Croasdaile asked for a ruling from  the chair as to the legality of the amendment. A discussion followed, resulting in  president Robertson upholding Mr. Croasdaile and ruling the amendment out of  order.  Mr. Turner moved that Mr. Croasdaile's  resolution be not accepted, as it gave the  president too much power. If a suggestion were made to the president of business to be advertised for a meeting, he  might refuse it. He could thus act in an  .arbitrary manner and be supported by  the resolution. There should be perfect  , freedom for all members. He had a  'motion .he intended bringing forward,  favoring regular monthly general meetings instead of quarterly as at present.  It was noo wise to tie the board down to  special business, as matters might come  up at the last moment that would call for  the action of the board.  Mr. Turner's resolution was declared a  direct negative, so could not be put to a  vote.  Mr. Croasdaile was surprised that objections to his resolution should come  from any one.  The question being put to the meeting,  Mr. Croasdaile's motion was declared defeated.  Mayor Houston then re-introduced his  I'csohuiou, seconded by Mr.-Fletcher, I'or  a committee to amend the by-laws. The  motion being carried, the chair appointed  -Messrs. Houston, Fletcher and Turner,  the former accepting the chairmanship  "with pleasure."  Mr. Turner introduced the question of  encouraging the lead smelting business.  GVO. Buchanan had been in town during  the day,- as a representative from the  Kaslo board of trade on his way to Ottawa to petition the government to impose  a duty upon lead coming into the country.  If the Nelson board saw fit, Mr. Buchanan  would be pleased to act for them'���without  any cost.  Mr. Peters moved, seconded by Mr. Bellamy, that a resolution similar to the one  passed at a previous meeting on the subject be handed Mr. Buchanan, and, if in  accordance with the views of the latter,  he to act for Nelson.  While Mr. Peters was drafting his resolution, Mr. Johnstone addressed the board  oil behalf of the school trustees. He had  been a member of the trustee board for  three years, and they had always been  hampered for lack of funds. The school  question was second only to industry, and  should receive attention from the board  of trade. The government grant this  year, as in'.the'past, was. altogether too  small. What they, wanted was a 12-room  school, the grant increased to $0000 cash,  and then they would cut oil' from government control.' The trustees had asked for  $1000 for incidentals, but the government  had granted only $300, which-"was not  sufficient to carry on business. The trustees had interviewed the city council on  the subject, and what Mr. Johnstone  wanted was to have the school trustees,  the city council and the board of trade  press their demands in unison on the  government. It was best for the city to  assume charge of the schools, so that  things could be done in a creditable  manner.  Mr. DesBrisay asked what benelit an  import duty would be if imposed.  Mr. Johnstone said that he was in a  position to tell exactly, as he had recently  been given accurate information on the  subject. One lead stack, similar to that  at Pilot Bay, would be sufficient to supply  all the material required in Canada from  year to year. Pressed for his authority,  Mr. .Johnstone stated that A. B. Hendryx  was his informant. Mr. Peters thought  differently, as he was under the 'impression Canada, consumed something like  2:5,000 tons of lead annually.  Mr. Peters' resolution with regard to instructing Mr. Buchanan was put and  carried.  Mr. Johnstone then asked the board to  endorse his .statements regarding the  school.  Dr. Arthur seconded Mr. Johnstone's,  efforts, saying that last year the government had'given the Ncison school $2200  for salaries and $1000 on building. This  year it was $o-'!00 for salaries ami incidentals. If created a city district, the school  would derive about $0000 revenue each  year, half of which would come from poll  taxes. There was an average daily attendance of MOO pupils, and upon this  basis the government allowed the trustees  $:;000, which amount the city would have  to advance. By the end of the year the  daily attendance would  be much  larger.  .___  T.  FOOT  w.  OK HALL STKKKT. NKLSON.  GRAY,  Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing-,  Turned Work,  and  Office  J  arrived and in  stock  Glass;  all  sizes  litmus,  a carload of Chance's  English  Rolled  Jusr  up to 4 by 6 feet  Jhe  Kootenay Lake Sawmil  C. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor, Kaslo, B. C.  Yard and office foot of Hendryx Street,  '    , Nelson.    John Bell Agent'.  Everything-in the building line on hand  or made at short notice  ! HERALDO,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co.. Ltd  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  UNION MADE CIGARS  ONDON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA G0LDF1ELDS, Ltd.  HEAD   OFFICE,- LONDON,   ENGLAND.  All  communications relating  to  British   Columbia   business  lo  be addressed   to  P. O.  Drawer  505,  Nelson, British Columbia  J.  RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager ,   ..._.   ~^K,      _,    _  S. S FOWLER, E.M.,  Mining Engineer j   NELSON,    B. C.  Headquarters for miners and  mining  men from  KOOTENAY  VICTORIA, B.  C.  MAHONEY  & TAYLOR,  Proprietors  if the city were to fall flat the .school  revenue would suffer lirst, as the young  men who paid the poll tax would be moving away, while the school population  would go on increasing. Tt was only  right that Nelson should receive the same  treatment from the government as Rossland. This city required a good central  school, which would be in the interests of  all.  On the inquiry of Mr. Thomson, mayor  Houston .stated that the city council had  passed a resolution asking the government  for a I2-roomed school, a $0000 grant, and  the Nelson school to be created a city  district after July 1st.  Mr. Johnstone's resolution was then put  and carried.  Meeting then adjourned.  No. 7.'.  License   Authorizing  an  Company   to   Carry  Extra-Provincial  on   Business. -  ���uo.Miwxiiis .Act, isit."  Canada. I'i.ovi.n'ck.ok Mkitisui Coi.c.muia.  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  .   Red Mountain Railways.,  Tr)e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson and Rossland, an.d  Spokane and Rossian,d.  Ijeavu  !l:2li ii. in..  11.15 a. in  S:00 a. in..  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  ;..:.:...NKLSON  .......   ROSSLAND....    ...SPOKANE '..  Arrive  ..;>::io p.m.  . .2:55 p. in.  '..0:10 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek con-  necL at Mareus wit,h stdKO daily. ....  L_\CKSM!T|liNG A.NB  HOElfc  Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing  arjd custom work, from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker an,d Hall Sts. JJelson.-  fHE TREMONT  _<r____so:rsr  .MALONK & TRKOH.I.US, Proprietors.'  Is one of the best, hotels in'Toad Mountain district. ;  is tho lioa<l<|iiarter-i   or prospectors and miners.  nil  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF  NELSON  KTOTICE  Nol ice K hereby-riven lliat. all buildings slandiiij,' on  street..-, or lanes in t lie (,'ily of Nelson ninsl lie remove!!  I herefrom on or before the 1st day of May. I.SHS. And all  person^ ouniiif; any Mieh buildings are ."hereby uarned  flint, if this notice be no! eomulied ivii.h. .Mimiiwry pro-  eeedin_rs "ill lie lak'on apiiiint I hem. llvorderof eonneil.  .1.  K. .STiiAl'HA'N, City  Clerk.  IRST   GLASS    INVESTMENT  The Odd  Fellows Building  &  Investment Company,  Limited,  Capital $20,000  mills IS TO CKItTll-'V that-Tiie Whileualer.Mines  -1- Limited," is authorized and licensed to curry on business within the province of llrilisli Columbia, lo carry  out oreil'eetall or any of the objects hereinafter set. forth  lo which the let'i.-dative nuihorily of lhe leKislatiire of  Hritish 'Columbia extends.  Tim head oflice of the com puny i'm situate at No..'!, Lawrence Pountenay Hill, London, Knglnnd.  The amount of the capital of the company is ���l_,).0!U  divided int.oli'i.OOO shares of .��1 each.  The head oilice of the company iu ihis province is sit u-  ate at Nelson, II. <J., tind .1. Roderick Koberlsoii, niaii-  n_:or of the company, whose address is Nelson aforesaid,  is lhe attorney lor the com puny.  Tiie objects for which Llic Company has been established are:  (a.) To uci'iiiiru the whole or any pari of or interest, in  (ho \Vhil.owator, Irene. Tonnio (J., and .Myrtle it. mines,  in the Slocan district of Jiritish Columbia, and with a  view thereto to adopt the agreement referred lo in clause  'A of the company's articles of association, and to carry  the same into cll'ect with or without modilicnlion:  (li.) To search for, win, get, c|tinrry, reline. aiiiiiltcam-  afe, smelt, or otherwise dress and prepare for market  mineral substances of all kinds, and in particular nold,  silver, and other precious minerals and precious stone-:  (c.) To buy, sell, reduce, deal in, and reline bullion,  specie, coin, and precious metals:  ((_.)'.-To locate or otherwise acquire nu'nine; cluiin-.  mining rights, and metalliferous lands iu Hritish Columbia or elsewhere, and to explore, work, develop, and I urn  to account the same:  (e.) To acquire by grant, selection, purchase, lease, or  otherwise, and to develop the resources of and lurii to  account, any lands and any. rights over or connected  with land belonging to or in which ihe company is interested, and in particular by laying out townsites and preparing the same for building, letting on building lease or  agreement, advancing .money to, or entering into eon-  tracts with, builders, tenants, and others, clearing, draining, fencing, planting, cultivating, building, improving,  farming, irrigating, and by promoting immigration and  the establishment of towns, villages, and settlements:  If.) To acquire and carry on allor any part of the business or property, and to undertake any liabilities of anj  person, llrm, association, or company possessed of property suitable for any of the purposes of (his company, or  carrying on any business which this company is author-  ized'lo curry on. or which can be conveniently carried on  in connection with the same, or may seem to the company calculated directly or indirectly to benelit thiseoin-  pany. and as thecoiisideration for the same to ,'pny cash  or to issue any shares, stocks, or obligations of the company, and to enterinto working arrangements, contract.-,  and agreements with other companies and person-:  (g.) To promote any other company or companies for  the purpose of acquiring all or any of the proprrlj or  liabilities of III is'company, or of advancing directly or indirectly the objects or interests thereof, aiid lo purchase,  subscribe for, or otherwise acquire, and to hold the  shares, slocks, or obligations of any company iu the  United Kingdom or elsewhere, and upon a distribution  of assets or'division of profits, to distribute such -hare.-.  ' stocks, or obligations amongst I lie members of thi- i om-  pany in specie:  (li.) (Icnenilly. to distribute among ihe member.- any  property of the company in specie:  li.l To borrow or raise money for any purposes  of the company, and for I he piirpii.se of securing the -aim;  and inleresl. or for any other purpose, to mortgage or  charge lhe undertaking, or all orany pari of the property  of the company present, or after acq Hired, or its i meal led  capital, and lo create, issue, nuike. draw, accept, and  negotiate perpetual or redeemable debeni uns or debenture stock, bills of exchange, promissory notes, or oilier  'obligations or negotiable instrument.-:  (i.i To sell, lei. develop, dispose of, or otherii i-c deal  with the undertaking, or all orany part .of the propi-ily  of the company, upon any term.-, with power lo accept a.-  tbe consideration any shares, stocks, or obligations of  any other company:  (k.l To pay out of the funds of the company all expenses of or incident lo the formation. ret:Ntration ami ud-  verlising of the com |>nn> . and the i.--uo of it- en pi ml. including brokerage and commissions for obtaining ;applications for or placing-hares :  il.) To make donations lo -iii|i persons and iu such  eases, and either in nioney or kind, a- may seem expedient-:  (m.) To act as trustees aud undertake the obligations  of any trust:  (n.) 'I'o carry out all or any of lhe foregoing objects as  principals or agents, or in partnership or conjunction  with any other person. Ilrm, association, or company,  and in any part of t lie world:  lo.) To procure the company to be regislcred or recognized in any foreign country or place, or iu any colony or  elsewhere:  (p.) To do all such other things as arc'incidental or  conducive lo the attainment of the above objects.    .  (liven under my blind  and  seal of oilice at   Victoria.  Province of Hritish Columbia, thistlt.li ilav of March. ISl's.  [l.s.j ��. V. U'OOTTON.  IAioh lllilij Registrar of Joint .Stock Companies.  SLOCAN  TRADINC   &  M.MITKD  NAVICATjON  i.i a iii i.rrv.  COMPANY  W'i.-.h to inform Ilu-  public  share- are now on the mark  sold in blocks nf  .-'Hill.    The  cent to investors on stock.    sUoek. corl iilcali  Dr.   Arthur.    Plans  may  be   seen   and   particular  lained   from   Dr.   Arthur,   Maker street,  or any  of  directors.  that a   limited   number of  t fur sale.    .Shares .sill each.  company  guarantee   In  per  for sale  by  ob-  Ihe  NOTICE  After I Iii,  orders  for  -pot cash,  dad- Mes-r  wood,  coal  ���. \\'o-i  \-  Kinmerson will Mil no  or  lime   unless accompanied by  Not ice is hereby gi\-��� -n that a special general ini-etiiig  of Ihe Slocan Trading & Navigation Company. Limited  Liability, will he held at the otlice of the said eoliipanval  Ihe town of Nelson, in the province of Hrili-h Columbia,  on To.--day. the L'ljih day of April. A. D. 1;W. at I o'clock  iu Ihe afternoon, for Ihe purpose of considering, mid if  deemed advisable, nf passing a resolution authorizing  the. disposal of the whole or liny portion of the a- -ol- a nil  property of the company, and lo Iran-act micIi other  business (is iiiiiv In? lawfully brought before the said  meeting. U'iLI.IAAl  lirNTKi:. Acting >cereiari'.  Haled at Ncl-ou, H. C. March llth ISPS.       IMiirch i.-'t h  The Wood-lock Wagon _ Manufacturing Co.. Woodstock, (Int., are shipping a carload of wagons, buiit expressly for (he Ivooleniiy di.-lrict, lo Nelson. Intending  purchasers of wagons should consult Messrs, West and  Kiiimer-oii, lo whom the consignment is made.  at  &_&  _$__3*|  ro__��l  mm  <_r_ A  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B.C., SATURDAY,  APRIL hi,   IMS.  SPECIAL  SALE SHIRT  WAISTS  50c TO $5  HIGH-CLASS   JDJElir   GOODS  SPECIAL  OF  UP-TO-DATE  VEELINCS  DRESS GOODS AND SILKS  liliick and colored in i-very weave in  vogue of the latest nuvelt ii.-s for spring  and  .suiniiici' wear.  NEW WASH FABRICS  ��� Fabrics in endless profusion, including  organdies, hnhistos. liin-ns. zephyr, cambrics, lawns and   new  grenadine muslins.  LADIES' PARASOLS  We nre now slinwing a complete range in  evervthiin:' 'li(- market idl'ords.  LADIES' DR.ESS SKIRTS  liliiclc and  navy serge, plain  am!   figured-  alpaca, hrucade silk and satin shirts, duck  '   pique   and   denham   skirts  and   suits for  summer.'  LADIES', SHIRT WAISTS-  Special sale of waists in organdie, grenadine and Lafayette muslins, sizes ���'!_! to  I _!. ranging from 00 cents to .^o each.  Shirt waist forms in all sizes and colors  a I. DO  cents each...,  MENS' COLORED REGATTA A,ND  NECLICE SHIRTS  Very latest and  most, swagger eflecls in  checks, stripes and plaids.  MENS' NEW NEGKWARE.  COLLARS A^ID GUFFS  See our special lines of  ready-made clothing.     Write for samples.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  (J. Harrington cv: Co., grocers, linker  street, are closing out their stock.  R K. Leach, of Fort Steele, was a- visitor iu town this week.  Noel & Thompson feel satisfied with the  profits obtained Iron.' their contract in  building the Ward street retaining wall.  They offer to do a similar work on the  south side oir Baker street, to Victoria, for  the same amount.  Several shacks have had to be removed  from the grade of AVater.street, which the  city is levelling off. The improvement  will be noticeable.  C. Malniberg died at the Kootenay  hotel on Saturday night and was buried  on Tuesday.  The various churches were becomingly  decorated on Easter Sunday, particularly  the Presbyterian and Anglican. At the  latter the services were choral, and the  attendance was so great that many were  forced away.  The C. P. R.'s new transfer wharf is  about completed.  V.'J. Finueane, manager of the Bank of  Montreal at New Denver, and A. Sproat,  gold commissioner, from the same town,  spent Sunday in Nelson.  The Hudson's Bay Co.. which has a deposit paid down for the vacant corner on  Stanley and Baker streets, has received  and refused an offer of $12,000, being an  advance of $2000 over their purchase price.  It'is the intention of the company to erect  a large brick block on the corner.  A meeting of the Liberals in town will  bo held in the .Hotel l-Jume on Tuesday  evening. George Tunstall is father of the  movement.  Dave McBcath has 200 men working on  the railway grade along Moyie lake.  President Miiun, of the Jvaslo 6c Slocan  railway, is hopeful i'or the early construction of the Lardo-Duncan extension.  J. G. Calder, of Slocan City, doing business as a druggist, is advertised as having  assigned.  Thomas Capsey, of Grand Forks, injured recently by his horse falling when  rouuding up stock, has since died of his  injuries.  The waterworks and electric light system of Grand Forks is about completed.  Hewitt Bostock, M. P., states that there  is no question now but what D. C. Corbin  will get his charter for the Ivettle river  road.  The test alarm sounded Monday evening gave the firemen a smart run and  caused hundreds of excited citizens to  appear.  A miner by the name of Johnson, lately  employed at the Silver King, died at La  Ban's hospital and was buried Sunday.  J. .J. McBride. one of the old timers of  the Kettle river district, died on Tuesday, aged 18 years.  X. Jl. Munro, doing business as a butcher  at Midway, died on Sunday, aged 81 years.  Next Friday evening a concert will be  held in the .Methodist church in aid of the  trustee board. The best of local talent  has been procured, among others being  Mehdames Goepel and Oliver, the latter a  recent arrival from New Westminster,  where she was a prominent songstress.  Rossland is endeavoring to organize a  lacrosse club, so as to avail themselves of  Nelson's invitation to form a league embracing the Kootenay country and Spokane.  Premier Turner has promised a grant  to the Sisters' Hospital at Rossland, to be  made known in the supplementary estimates.  The Nashville Students, an aggregation  of colored .minstrels, held forth in the  Presbyterian church on Wednesday and  Thursday evenings, to crowded houses.  Mr. Justice Drake had a rib broken at  'Victoria on Saturday, by being thrown  out of a rig,    Miss Drake escaped injury.  Thos. Taylor has been appointed mining  pepare  n  somine  eaay  aints  OIL WOOD STAINS, Etc.  Full line now in stock of White Lead,  Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil, Varnishes, Etc.  Paint and Varnish Brushes.  We will give a Special Discount for Cash on all Hardware, Stoves,  Tinware, Graniteware, Crockery and Glassware, and Groceries. We  carry a large Stock in each of the above Lines, and make a  specialty of Miners' and Prospectors' Supplies.  Q  fc>  prices  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  OX AND  AKTKIl MONDAY, APItU. IlTll,  m>S. URALS WILL UK SERVED AT  COKXKI! STANLKY AND SILICA STRKETS  es, m per  cnooner seer sue.  .La  __..  ,TY  Applications  will  chase of the assets of  be   considered   by  the undersigned  consisting'  Company,  BUILDINGS  for the   puI'll    liquidation,  TIMBER  the   Nelson   Sawmi  of    MILL    MACHINERY,  LIMITS and  BOOK  DEBTS.  The applications  may be  for en lire property or an)'  portion.  <-   H.   R.   Ca.mi.ron,   Liquidator  We have just received a complete line of the latest styles of  Ladies' and Gents' Purses, which we are offering at unusually  low prices.   Also Men's Money Belts and Buckskin Sacks  W.  F.  TEETZEI/& Go.  DRUG-GISTS  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets - J_N| GiSOU,  B.C.  recorder'fit Trout Luke City.  The anniversary of the Odd Fellows .society occurs on tiie l_!vh inst. The local  lodge will eelebrate tiie day by attending  divine service in the Methodist church.  The plant and timber limits of the Nelson Sawmill Co. are for sale, either by  piece or.on bloc.  I_. Anplewh.ii te and bride have arrived  home from Unghind.  Police magistralo Crease had a blank  docket t his week.  The two missing mail bags, stolen at  Rossland on February IS. were discovered  on Saturday   by   two   boys,  about half a  mile north of the C. 6c W. depot. Nearly  all the letters were recovered, including  registered mail.  Northport lias a new paper,' called the  .Republican, born on Saturday last.  Ilevelstoke has organized a football  club, with H. .). Ronnie as president.  T. J. I.endruni aud wife have returned  from Kngland. where they have been for  the past: year.  W. Thomlinson, who has been taking a  winter's course of studies in the Kingston  .school of mines, has returned to his home  in New Denver.  The Bright Prospects Mining Co. held  its annual meeting on Tuesday in this  city and elected officers for the ensuing  year.  General improvements are to be effected  on the Catholic church, including painting.  II. Stuckey's sawmill, with a capacity  of :"),()00 i'eefc per day, has commenced  operations. ft is located on the water  front, east of Gray's mill.  Sir Charles Ross. Bart., registered at  tiie Hotel I-i time Thursday. lie is heavily  interesteddn the Kootenay country.  Traffic on the Slocan River railway  has been interrupted greatly this week,  owing to mud slides. Train service was  cancelled yesterdtiy and today.  lianory 6c "\Valley invite the public to  inspect their new stock of ties just received from Chicago and Montreal. They  carry a well assorted stock of gents' furnishing, of which they will speak in next  week's issue.  Work on the Oddfellows' bock is being  pushed, the stone foundation having been  completed this week.  Baseball enthusiasts were to have held  a meeting in the city hall on Monday  evening, but the event did not materialize.  F. S. Hastings, representative of the  Armour Packing Co., of Kansas City, was  here on Monday.  Tne city baud will make its first appearance of the season this evening on _lre  balcony of the Nelson hotel.  Last night Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fletcher  entertained a host of their friends at  Glenside. Upwards of eighty invitations  were issued, and dancing was maintained  until an early hour this morning.  Sunday evening a special service will be  held in .lie Methodist church in memory  of the late Charley Burritt. The fire brigade will attend in a body.  Victor Magor, mining broker and company representative, who was in Nelson  this week, is contemplating removing  from Rossland to tins city.  N. 'J1. MacLeod, manager oi'the Hudson's  Bay  Company's  store at Lethbridge, has  arrived   to succeed   manager   Robson   in |  this   city.    Mr.   Macleod   and   wife   will  prove valuable acquisitions to the musical  circles of Nelson.  (}'. O. Buchanan was in town Tuesday  on his way to Ottawa, whither he is going  as a' delegate from the Kaslo board  of trade, to interview the government regarding an import duty on lead.  G. R. Robson, who has been manager of  the Hudson Bay Company store in Nelson since 1802. leaves next week to take  charge of a company trading post at  Glenora, on Stickine river.  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C,  I Lappv  bright  groetiii  Wl'l  thoughts and   jovial disposition,  twos,  elastic;   step and   a   hearty  ; to your friends and   enemies us  These are (he attributes of whole  some, vigorous manhood, attained only  by smoking The Kootenay Manufacturing Company's Cigars.  SOLD CHEAP  DURING   FEBRUARY  If you  are  about the  in   dead   earnest  of.......  saving  g5_OENTS ON  THE DOLLAR  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  in the buying" of your footwear just take the trouble  to come here and investigate  the way we are selling so  many lines of desirable and  seasonable shoes . . .   Opposite Tfiiilson's Umj- Company's .Store.  In  Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoons of Nelson,   B. C.  Paper  Knives,   Hair Curlers,  Manicure  Files,   Pocket Books,   Card  Cases,   lite.  Latest designs just arrived in   Ladies'   Belts and Clover and  Pansy  Brooches  ���Time  is  money.     I  case it up.     Bargains in Watches  Stearns  Bicycles.     Karn   Pianos.     Six kinds of Sewing Machines  unvftr  ISTOTICE  Then: will bo ;i meeting of I lie Liberals, bold in Hume  Hotel, on Tuesday, April IDI.li, al a p. in., for I he purpose  of nigdiii/.int,' ii Liberal n^sociiil.ion in Xclson.  OKOIKIIO f. TI'XSTAI.I,, .Secrelary pro trill.  Latest  American, English and Canadian Styles, $2 and upwards.  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  j".'.: ���.*'jS��   fcV.?.  S���_  S?jV._  m  R  9  m  Ff_-  mi  lV.i5-  V.T- r  ���_���  T7^_T?'���'���,l,TJr"���7r'.,      '   '^"VjS"F    "   ��"1    ��� I" I V,_,T-**,"*TJ   -"'H '   J'"'<"4, '   *   '     �� " I '��� "f "���'U"FnV-:* ��J n   (Hi       , 'll  _��l  -*l   ���! "J W*_r*-U_ ��  WW iiiubp   ^   ������������! ���   -���    I   -������V^IFIPIJi ��|WW *-| W ��� l-^iy-���^.   UJHJ II I ��� l_ni"T��MI ���,_j-rT--^.    .,,   ,   . .1.   ���.��. ���,   ^.T_^^.Tff ,  , ,��� g  ,m y_r-.,.|., M  ., iiyrr^n"' ��� "li..  !������ .wjiftn. �������������� ������������������ �����������   ���   ��� H ��� ���   �������������� ��|_-.��.��._.V-���


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