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 Has Mines,that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds oF Properties that can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines.',  KOOTENAY  H.-is   a   Mino'-a'   Oupui    of  Upv.nrr's    c.j   One  Million    Dcliars    Evt-ry    Month  In   Tiie   Year  SIXTH  YEAR-NO. 21.  NELSON,   BRJTrSH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, AIM!I.L 2:i, 1898.  'TWO   DOLLARS A YEAR.  EXECUTION; 01*   DAVIS.  Preserved His Collected Manner to tho Very  Last Moment.  .John, or Thomas. Davis, alias Doyle,  alias Sullivan was executed yesterday  morning, in the provincial jail yard in  . this city, The execution passed oft without a hitch, the hangman, who is a resident ol'Nelson by the name of Holbrook,  doing his work in, a thorough manner.  About fifty persons witnessed the scene,  including several parties from a distance,  while the crowd outside the yard was  large. The bolt was shot at eight minutes after eight, and in'about ten minutes  the body was cut down, aud placed in the  rough board coffin for burial in the yard.  The neck was broken by the fall, aud not  ' a tremor was shown by the body, beyond  the usual swaying. Davis was given a  drop of seven feet, a two foot hole having  been excavated beneath the scaffold to  give the required distance.  When  leaving  the condemned  cell, on  his short march to the scaffold, Davis said  to the guards, '"Well.   I'm   glad   I   didn't  give any  trouble."'   The  procession   was  headed by sheriff  K.edgraves,  the  hangman, deputy sheriff  Robinson   with the  prisoner,   superintendent:    of   provincial  police Hussey, anil deputy sheriff  W. J.  Robinson.    Davis was dressed in  a  dark-  shirt, tweed trousers, and slippers,   with  no coat or tie.    He walked  firmly up the  steps and took  his stand under the rope  with but a slight attack of nervousness  aud   heightened   color.' The   nooso   was  then  placed  on    his    neck   and  his  legs  strapped  up.    Supt.  Hussey aud  sheriff  Redgraves shook hands   with  him,  and  deputy sheriff Robinson asked  him if he  had   anything   to   say.    In  a somewhat  forced  voice  he  replied,  looking at���the  crowd, "Well, yes a few words.  I wish to  state that 1  was convicted.    It  was  circumstantial   evidence and  incorrect.    It  has been proven so in the past two hours.  The minister who promised  to see me in  the cell was perfectly invited, but according to my experience and knowledge and  experience in things, thqy had education  from  books and  in  accordance   1   didn't,  have any belief"'in their education,    lam  not going to contradict tho Bible.    1   be-  iievo'that Christ lived  and is dead, and I  will be shortly." This speech had evidently  been prepared before hand, but it was delivered in a disconnected manner. Deputy  sheriff Robinson   was  the  last  to shako  hands, with the doomed  man   before  the  black cap was drawn over Ids face.    The  hangman stepped to one side and shot Lhe  bolt, in plain view of all, and in a,moment  Davis  shot   iuto eternity.    Xo  minister  was present, for all had been   refused   by  Davis, though tho representative of every  profession in  the city had attempted   to  interview him.    The gallows used was the  ;  same "upon -which -Woods" expiated  his  crime-last fall.    At 9 o'clock the coroner's  jury met aud returned the usual  verdict  upon the body.  Davis passed a peaceful night, aud-his  near approach to death had no effect on  his appetite, as his supper and breakfast  were most hearty meals. Throughout his  incarceration he had been reticent regarding his family connections, and, though  ..claiming to be a Methodist, steadfastly  refused> to see any clergyman. Davis  smoked a great deal, and seldom acted in  any other than a genial manner. He at  no time seemed to realize-the nature of  iiis position, and his general conduct in  the cell and at the scaffold was entirely  free from any attempt at bravado.  Thursday , afternoon superintendent  Hussey aud sheriff Redgraves interviewed  Davis, and he then made a disposition,  which he sigued. Though ������'disconnected'  and rambling, and, no doubt misleading  in many points, yet there-is ground for  believing he spoke much truth. In brief,  -he .said he was born at -Champaign, in the  state of Illinois, on March 27th, 1871. His  father is uow 02 years of age and lives on j  a small farm near that town. There are  one sister and two brothers living, one of  whom works in a store at a little town  called Maryville. When last he heard  from his relatives, ten years ago, oue  ���brother .and sister were living on the farm  with the father. When nine years, of age  Davis'left the farm and went to Texas,  where he herded cattle for awhile for  judge Moffitt. Ho next went to Mobile,  Alabama, and afterwards drifted west,  where he had been ever since. He had  been employed in-various places and at a  variety of occupations, principally railroad construction. Davis claimed to have  ' worked on the Robson 6c Trail road, on  the Slocan river railway, and in the  neighborhood of Sandon.  If is account of the shooting at Kuskonook was much the same as he had stated  at his preliminary trial and at the assizes,  which was contrary in many ways to the  testimony given by the various witnesses.  He maintained that Connors drew a knife  on him earlier in the evening, and that it  'was owing to the threats of the latter  '���that, he shot Connors. He declared his  name to be Thomas Davis. The statement concludes \vith. "Everything which  .1. have stated'herein-is true. I have no  .friends or relatives in the west aud do  not wish to communicate with any one."  About .1.0 o'clock Thursday evening  Davis.assured one of the guards that the  story he "told them fellows is all wrong.  I gave then> wrong dates and wrong  name*, and I was not at half the places I  told l hem of. ! was not going to tell  them all." No reason can be assigned for  these contradictions, unless it be that  Davis was intellectually lacking, as his  education was extremely limited.  The crime for which Davis was hanged  was one of the most cold blooded and unprovoked affairs in the annals of crime in  the province.    On   February 12th he left  Nelson for Kuskonook,  to work  on  the  Crow's Nest construction.    That evening  he was ordered out of Erickson's saloon���  where the shooting took place next day���  because of his tough appearance.   Next  morning, February 13th, Dennis Connors,  employed as a bridgeman on the construction some five miles east, came iuto the  town with a number of companions. They  took  in the  various .saloons, and, at  the  Butte, met Davis and a man named Smith.  Here Davis attempted to pick the pocket  of Connors' companion, who  was* named  Clair,   but  did   not   succeed.    About   10  o'clock  that evening all  the .parties met  again at Erickson's hotel, with the addition of another person named Chit. Davis  apologized to Clair and asked him and the  others to drink.    Clair and Smith refused,  but Connors stepped  up to the bar.   As  no money was coming, the bartender refused to put up the liquor.    Connors and  Davis passed a few remarks, and then the  former went to a'chair and sat down,  while Davis went over to Manson's boarding house aud took a gun from out his  blankets.    He theu returned to Erickson's  and, after remaining a moment at the bar,  passed'round CJair towards Connors, who  was still sitting in the chair.    Pulling the  gun from his hip pocket, Davis said, "Dig  up, you son of a b���."    Connors, evidently  thinking he was joking, said, "Eire away,"  wliich Davis did, shooting  him  through  the heart and killing him almost instantly.  Davis immediately .left the place, but  came in at another door, and stood for a  moment  viewing  his   prostrate   victim.  The next day he was arrested on the trail  at Goat river, eight miles from the boundary   line,  by   two   mounted policemen  named   Aspdin    and    Livingstone.   The  bods'- of Connors, with  the  several  witnesses,   was  brought to Nelson, where a  coroner's inquest was  held.    The  verdict  rendered was that deceased  came to his  death from  a  bullet  wound.    Next day  Davis, who was then known as Sullivan,  but by others here as Doyle, appeared for  his preliminary trial before O. G. Deunis,  government   agent  here.    Dr.    Hawkey,  constable   Forbes,   Clair,    Ericksou   and  Carr gave evidence, and as  a  result the  prisoner   was   committed   for  trial.    On  March 21st. special assizes  were held  by  Mr. Justice Irving, and the same witnesses  were   examined,   with    the   addition   of  Charles Oleson.    Tin's  testimony  was all  that was needed to complete the chain of  the crown's crushing evidence, as it covered Davis' actions in going to the house  for the gun.   J. T. Aikmann appeared for  the prisoner and W. A. Macdonald, Q. C,  for the crown.    The jury returned a verdict of "Guilty" in   12 minutes, aud His  lordship  then, in  a faltering  voice, sentenced the prisoner to be hanged on April  22nd,   to  which   Davis   replied,   ''Thank  you, my lord.    I'm much obliged."  Davis, in his preliminary testimony,  stated that he had been eighteen years in  the west, had had experience with several  ���men. and those who knew him, knew that  he "would not pull a gun on a sleeping infant in a cradle, nor on a drunken, man."  He was a man about 32 years of age, despite his signed statement, and stood six  feet in height. His head was bullet  shaped, with small sunken, shiftless eyes,  and au expressionless face. A few days  before leaving Nelson for Kuskonook, he  threatened to shoot a man, and was evidently a tough character. Only^last week  ho refused to see a pal 'who arrived from  Spokane on purpose to see him. The  police.'-, in-Spokane and elsewhere know  nothing of Davis, as he covered lip" his  tracks by a number of aliases.    ;  MOLLIE   GIBSON   SQUA-B'BL'E.  WEEK'S   EXPORTS   TOTAL   $23,031.  Hall Mines Smelter Furnishes the Bulk of the  Shipments.  The   ore   and   bullion    shipments   this  week through the port of Nelson show a  total value of $23,031.   This includes $134  worth of gold dust sent to Helena'- by the  Bank   of   British   Columbia.     The"  ore  shipped from Pilot Bay was composed of  one carload from the Lucky Jim and three  from the Tariff.    Below are the details :  BULLION.  Pounds Value  Hull Mines .smelter, copper bullion..    ">7,(i7.S  Hunk of H. C. niUd dust   OHIO.  I'ili'.t Uuy Works  Total for the week . ..'   Total for .laiiuiiry ..     Total for Kebruiuy   Total for .Murel   Total for April, ho far  i..  .  Total I'or 1897, via Revelstoke  Total for 1897, port of. Xelson.  �� 1:11 on  Approximate  Tons.  Value.  SO  109  s 2:1,0:11  .    'J..T00  SI.HI7.ISII  .   8.IJ7S  SUM. 138  . 10,ISO  S5!)U.'fi!  . L'.oio :  $2(18,073  8710,132  . 56,271  S7.G13.344  Would Pay a Million Dollars.  The Canadian Pacific not only wants  the Boundary Creek country all to itself,  but wants subsidies from the government  to help build its road into that country.  The Kettle River Valley Hail way Company would not only build a road into  that country without a dollar of government aid, but would give the government  a bonus of one million dollars for the sole  privilege of operating a raihvay in that  country for ten years. This simply shows  what the people of the Boundary Creek  country will be made pay for the privilege of doing business with the Canadian  Pacific. _  Outside Roasting.  Two carloads of ore are being received  here daily by the Hall Mines smelter from  the War Kagle mine at Rossland. The  ore is being piled in stacks on the outside  for roasting, and the smell from this will  uot be at all pleasant, because of the high  percentage of arsenic.  Ruled Out of Order.  On Wednesday the alien clause in the  proposed amendments to the mineral act  came up for consideration in the legislature, and was ruled out of order.  Callanan and' his Partners Non-suited <by Justice, McColl.  The Mollie Gibson group, on Kokanee  creek, is and has been one of the worst  tarigled-up properties in the distriet.    For  richness it is unexcelled, and were it not  for the numerous law suits on the group,  it would  be employing a large force of  men and shipping ore regularly.   As it is.  there is upwards of 300 feet of tunneling  done, with 150 tons of 800-oz. ore on the  damp.   One of the main  cases has this  week  been tried  before Mr.  Justice Mc-  Coll,  in   the supreme court,   Vancouver,  and  the  interest evinced has been' most  marked.    The counsel engaged on the case  wereL. G. McPhillips, Q. C, Charles Wilson, Q. C, and 0. Plunkett, who appeared  for the plaintiff, and  K.  P. Davis, Q. C,  for   the   defendants,   Messrs.   Pope   aud  Sherbert; J. Elliot, of Nelson, for Messrs.  Ray and Lymen, and P. Duff, of Victoria,  for W. George and R. W. Willey.  L. G. McPhillips, Q. C, who opened the  case, briefly reviewed'the circumstances  leading up to the legal proceedings. The  action is an action for the possession of  three claims, the -Nashville, Charleston  and Washington, on Kokanee creek in the  Nelson mining division, and for a declaration entitling the plaintiffs to the possession of them. They were owned by the  plaintiffs, Callanan, Stuart and Kelly,  who each held certain shares in the property. They were staked by these men,  the Nashville on August 22nd, 189(3, and  the Charleston and Washington on the  23rd and 24th. On August 27th, CR.  W. Willey recorded the claims in the  Nelson mining division. On August. 7th,  Mr. Willey had located two other claims,  the Mollie Gibson aud the Aspen on the  same lead, and the real contest was iu  connection with the five claims: Mollie  Gibson and Florence vs. the Washington,  Charleston and Nashville, the plaintiffs  claiming that though the former had  been' located prior to the latter three, they  were registered and located by the same  man who located the Aspen, and were also  on the same vein' and, according to the  statute, which holds that one man cannot  have more than one mineral holding on  the same vein, two of the locations were  void.  The case occupied the attention of the  court throughout Monday, Tuesday and  ���.Wednesday. Among the witnesses examined were B. Pearson and C. Murphy,  of Slocan, C. Spenhart. of Nelson, and B.  White, of the Slocan Star mine.  On Wednesday evening a telegram was  received in the city stating that the plaintiffs, Callanan et al, had been non-suited.  Col. Ray, of Port Arthur, has a case  against the property, claiming an interest  in George's share of the group, by reason  of a grub stake. Col. Rufus Pope and his  partners are interested in the property in  so far as they hold a bond on the same,  given them by George and Willey, the locators, the amount of which is very large.  These cases come up later for decision.  The grounds given for the -non-suit  were that the plaintiff had not attempted  to comply with the act as regards properly stakiner the claims in the places where  stone monuments, had been erected in the"  place of wooden posts. The non-suit was  given with costs.  ( -Liberal Association Organized.  Tuesday evening a majority of the prominent Liberals in the city met in the  parlors of the Hotel Hume. The meeting  was called for the purpose of ratifying  the minutes of a provisional meeting held  on April .14, and to elect officers for the organization. Much interest was shown in  the proceedings, and the association was  duly formed.. It will not participate in  the coming provincial elections, but will  gather strength' for the next domiuion  contest. In the meantime they will use  every endeavor to advance the interests  of. Nelson and this district. Following  were the officers elected : President, G. M.  Sproat; vice-president, Joh'u A. Turner:  secretary-treasurer, Geo. C. Tuustall, jr.  Messrs. Gibson, Arthur, Grant and GallL-  her. with the officers as ex-officio mem-'  hers, were appointed au executive committee. A committee on Inlaws was  selected in Messrs. Turner, Grant, Gibson,  Senkler and Swannell. Meeting adjourned  at the call of the chair.      i  B. A. C. Officers Arrive.  Sunday night W. A. Carlyle, ex-provincial mineralogist, and D. A. Macdonald,  ex-provincial mine inspector, arrived at  Rossland to assume charge of the mining  affairs of the British America Corporation. Carlyle is rushing things on a gigantic scale, and the outlook in the camp  has improved in consequence. Work was  resumed Tuesday on the Columbia &  Kootenay, with Macdonald in charge of. a  large force of men. J. C. Long will superintend the development of the Josie  group, and W. S. Raskins will, look after  the Great Western and Nickel Plate. On  Monday evening Hon. C. H. Mackintosh,  managing director, returned from rJng-  land, accompanied by IL Dun-ant, the  resident office manager and accountant  recently appointed.  Cave-in on the Le Roi.  Friday night last there was a serious  cave-in in the main shaft of the fie Hoi  mine, between the 200 and 300 foot levels.  Fortunately no one was hurt, though several hundred tons of rock fell. Communication with the lower levels was shut off  for a time. Most of the men were laid off  pending the making of the necessary repairs.  CREELMAN   VS.   CLARKE.  on the two other sides three inches. And,  although alterations have since been  made in the mineral acts, the rule remains  the same. The posts, to be legal posts,  must be the.size prescribed by the statute.  I find that the first and second stakes  erected in August, IS!)5, were insufficient,  and the first location was therefore bad.  Now, in a proper case���that is to say, in  an action in wliich a claim was being  jumped, 011 account of the stakes being  too small���I could, if satisfied that there  had been a bona fide attempt on his part  to comply with the law, relieve the defendant under the amendment made in lb'!)0,  now, subsection (d) of section Hi of the re  vised statutes, 1X07, eh. 13"). But this is  not an action of that sort at all, and, further, the defendant does not ask or wish  to be relieved.  The plaintiff, to upset Kllen Clarke's location, relies on two sections of the mineral act, viz.: sec. 10 and 27 of 1X01.  I have already pointed out that Robert  Clarke's location was invalid, and it seems  to nie to be plain that section 27 can only  apply where a man has a valid claim, or  perhaps where he has an insufficiently  staked claim and has obtained a certificate  of work. I think it would have been  wiser for him to have abandoned his  claini in the manner pointed out by the  'statute, but his failure to do that is not to  prejudice the rights of Ellen Clarke. It  seems perfectly clear that Robert Clarke  having notified her that he did not occupy  the land, she was entitled to go upon the  ground and, locate the claim covered, or  intended to ibe covered, by his stakes. In  any action for the possession of the claim  as against her, in those circumstances, he  could not succeed.  In order that I may not be misunderstood,   f add  that, 'under other circiim-  Another Important Judgment Delivered by Mr.  Justice Irving.  Mr. Justice Irving has this week given  judgment in the Creelman vs. Clarke case,  tried before him here iu March last. P.  McL. Forin, of Rossland. appeared for the  plaintiff and A. Sutton, of Grand Forks,  for the defendant. The case, covered the  ownership.of the Boys mineral claim, in  the Kettle River district. Appended is  the full text of the judgment :  The ground in question has, at different  times, been claimed by all three parties to  this action. In this action the dispute is  really between the defendant, Kllen  Clarke, and the plaintiff. The other  claimant, Robert Clarke, claims an interest in the property.  The ground was originally (I lth August, 185)5) taken up by the defendant,  Robert Clarke, who on the 30th of August, 189;"), recorded it as the Boys mineral  claini, and thus, the claim in ordinary  course would be a valid and existing  claim, "equivalent to a lease for one  year," until August, 185)0. Hobert Clarke,  however, in staking the ground, had  omittedto use a stake of the required dimensions, that- is, the sides squared or  faced did not measure four inches���and I  find this a fact. Having heard that this  defect in staking was fatal, he, acting as  agent for his wife, the defendant, Ellen  Clarke, a free miner, located the same  grouud in her name on the20th December,  185)5���recorded on the 20th December,.1895.  She caused the assessment work' to be  done, and obtained and recorded the same  on the 15th December, 1S5X5, and 27th December, 1SE)7���the 20th, the day on which  the work should have been recorded having fallen on a Sunday���respectively. I  find that she complied with the mineral  acts in all respects, so far as she is concerned.  The plaintiff, by his agent, having, in  going over the ground in April, IS5>0, discovered that there were two locations of  the claim, he accordingly made inquiries  at Midway, and found that no abandonment had been recorded there. He therefore determined to take up the ground,  and, in pursuance of that determination,  he, the day after Robert Clarke's record  ran out. viz.: 21st August, 1S!)0, took up  the ground as the Little Pittsburg, and  recorded his location on the 3rd September. 1S00. He caused his assessment work  to be done, and recorded the same on the  l!)th of June, 1897.  The  plain till', on  the commenced  this action.  His contention is that, as the defendant,  Robert Clarke, did not record his abandonment, the ground was not open on the  20th December, .:��� 185)5, and that Ellen  Clarke's location was therefore invalid;  and that, as he located the ground as  soon as it ceased to be "live ground," he  is alone entitled to it.  - From this it will be seen that the case  turns on the validity,of Ellen Clarke's location... ,  The plaintiff relies on a passage in the  judgment of McCreight, J.-, in Nelson &  Fort Sheppard railway vs. Jerry, 5 B. C,  ,at page 421 : ." Sec. 27 prescribes the pro-,  ���per method of abandonment by giving notice in writing of such intention to aban-  ���don to the mining recorder."  I would draw attention to the fact that,  in that decision the learned judge inferen-  tially points out that that doctrine of surrender by operation of law may, in certain cases, be applicable to mineral  claims; and lam not at all sure that the  defendant, Ellen Clarke's, claim could not  be supported under that doctrine. The  doctrine in question is defined iu Phene v.  Poppewell.12 C. B. N. S. 331. But, be that  as it may, I propose to deal with this case  upon the grounds relied upon in argument. ��� '  In Pellent vs. Almoure (February, 185)7),  Drake, J., decided that the plaintiffs in  that action were not entitled to the Anaconda mining claim, as the faces of their  stakes were on two sides five inches, and  stances, he could hold ins property by  showing that he bona fide -attempted to  comply with the law, etc. r  Before the abandonment clause (originally introduced   into  the  mineral act- of  185)1) was passed, it was quite possible for  a miner to abandon his claims.    In each  case it was a q '"-:tion of intention, to be  inferred from tlu facts of the particular  ca-e of Monson vs. Boehms 20 ch.  D.   105.  Ir  was inserted  so as  to   enable a  free  miner to throw up his claim aud take up  another on the same vein or lode.    Without such a clause he was liable to find, in  an  action   brought against him, that he  might be charged  with having two locations on   the same vein.or lode, and   he  might have some difficulty in satisfying  the court   what  his intention was.    The  section was originally intended to facilitate a free miner in  his.prospecting, i. 0.,  to get rid of something he did not want,  and obtain something he did want.    The  recording of  the   intention   to  abandon  was   for  his  benefit.    But   in   this   case  the plaintiff seeks to employ the section  in a different way.    He says that unless  there is a formal abandonment in writing  tho land remains locked up, and he recites  the passage from Nelson vs. Jerry iii support of that contention.  The passage'cited, if taken alone, and  without reference to the particular facts  of the case, I admit, gives color, to the  plaintiff's argument (Redhead vs. Midland  Railway L. R. 2 Q. li. -11!)), but neither  the sections relating to abandonment nor  .the passage in the judgment referred to  lay down that where there has been any  invalid location there must be a .recorded  abandonment, iu writing. If a miner has  unfortunately staked his claim witli insufficient stakes, he would, if he desired  to hold it, be acting wisely if he recorded  the abandonment iu writing, and obtain  permission to re-locate. But 1 think he  might also rely on the amendment (d) of  section Hi of the present act, 01" upon the  healing provision of section 28of the same  act. With reference to the passage cited,  I would point out that there the full  court held that the Zenith claim was a  valid location ; aiid, further, that Drake,  J., at page 437, speaks of the claini as  being a subsisting claini "so far as the  crown was concerned."  This case is a very peculiar one. We  find that certain sections introduced into  the mineral act for the protection of mining men, honestly carrying rm their work,  have been misunderstood. These sections  were in tended to be shields to protect the  locator in holding his property. They  are in this case made weapons of attack.  It is true that the sections of the act relating to the location of claims must be  construed s'l-ictly; and, on the other  hand, full effect to the remedial clauses  should be given. But, it was never intended that the insertion of the remedial  clauses was 1,0 impose additional restrictions on tho prospector.  The judgment will be that the plaintiff's action.'^e dismissed, with costs to  both defendants; and. on the counter  claim, judgment will be entered for the  defendant, rJllen Clarke, with costs, declaring that she is 'entitled to possession,  and injunction restraining the plaintiff,  from interfering.with the mineral claim.  There was no occasion for the defendant.  Robert Clarke, counter-claiming, and, so  far as he is concerned, the,counter claim  will be dismissed with costs.  COUK/T   OF   REVISION.-  First Sittings Held Upon the City's Assessment Roll.  "The first court of revision for the city  of Nelson, wi th reference to i ts assessnien t  roll, commenced-its sittings on Monday,  and was continued on Tuesday and Wednesday. Those comprising the court were  aldermen Teetzel, Gilker, llillyer, Malone  and Whalley. City clerk Straclmn was  also-present, in his capacity as assessor.  The number of complaints entered  against the roil 'was surprisingly small  for the first assessment, being but 25). Of  these 17 wore for ovei-assessment, antf  the other for non-ownership, etc. This, is  aspli-ndid showing, considering that t here  were 3032 assessments on the roll.   ' .  When' the court commenced its work,  the value placed on the lands within the  corporate limits of the city was $7X0,055:  improvements-, $315,25)5: C. IV R. station  buildings and right-of-wav. $0X05).50 a  total  of  $1,11 !,2l!).50.  ''There were a number of parlies in attendance at the court with reference to  their several holdings, but little trouble  was met with in disponing of complaints.  Give Them tiie Marble Heart.  The president of the, Victoria board of  trade has asked the business men ol Xelson topetition the provincial government  to grant aid to construct a railway ���from  the Stickine river to Teslin lake. This is  the same gentleman who'was exceedingly,  wrath because the board of trade of Nelson asked the dominion government to  grant a charter to the Kettle River Valley Railway Company. The promoters of  the Htiekine-Teslin railway want a --iib-  sidy before beginning to build this- road :  the promoters of the Kettle river road  wanted only to be allowed the privilege  of building their road. 'The time has  come I'or Kootenay to give the coast vampires the " marble heart."  Payne Buildings Burned.  Tuesday evening the engine and  power  house  and   the   ore  sheds  at   the   Payne  mine were destroyed by .'ire, causing a  large blaze. As viewed from New Denver, the sight was most impressive. No  suspension of work has resulted from the  (ire, as the engine was tt.seil solely I'or  crushing the ore. The loss is estimated at  $15,000.  CITY   COUNCIL.  Subscription lor Incorporation- of City to be  ���Refunded.  The fourteenth regular meeting of ihe,  city council was held on Monday afternoon: Present, .Mayor Houston, in the  chair; aldermen Teetzel, Gilker, llillyer,  Whalley and Malone.  Routine matters disposed of, city engineer .McCulloch submitted plan of proposed  improvements to the recreation ground  cost of grading Hall  to   the   public   works  18 o<)  111 !��>  1 IKI  US So  IliS IKi  SI 48  were  and   estimate   ol  street.     Referred  committee.  Communication   received   from   T.   A.  (���'amble, with reference to his claim, for  preparing report on the disposal of city  sewage into Kootenay lake, but no order  was made in reference thereto.  Tho mayor submitted an offer from W.  Brandon of 15 cents per foot for old 2, 3  and   I inch pipe, which was accepted oh  motion.  Mayor Houston reported that the C.P.R.  had forbidden the use of their lands as a  dumping ground for scavengers. It was  left to the chairman of the public works  committee and the city engineer to select  a suitable nuisance ground and report at  next meeting of the council.  The final consideration and adoption of  by-law No. 25), an amendment to the  streets and sidewalks by-law was allowed  to stand over to next meeting of the council. Similar treatment was accorded bylaw No. 30, for imposing a tax on insurance companies doing business in the  city.  A petition was received from a number  of prooerty owners and residents.in which  they asked the council to (1) construct  and lay au eight-foot sidewalk on the east  side of Stanley street, from Baker to Rob-  sou street: (2) construct that portion of  said intended sidewalk between Victoria  and Silica street, on east side of Stanley,  to grade : (3) construct and lay a six-foot  sidewalk on the south side of Silica street,  from Stanley street to the English church.  Referred to the public works committee.-  Alderman Whalley submitted a letter  he had received from B. Boggs, Manufacturers' Guarantee 6c Accident Insurance  Co., quoting rates per $1,000 per man for  accident insurance upon members of the  fire brigade. Referred to the finance  committee.  Alderman Whalley introduced the question of placing a fire extinguisher at. certain blocks in the city.    Referred to the  public works committee,  following accounts were ordered paid :  Aslicnil't ���& .McClellniKi, bliiclvKiiiitliiiiK.  ������������ $    UfiO  Xelson I'limiiiK'Mill, liiiiilici-   .1. W. ('owiin     ,1. .\. und W.Ii. Uoiicyniiiii, luniingoll boll   Liiwraice Ilnnlvviii'i! Co.. wjilonvorks rc|>iiii'!> ������  l���;\vn;iioi.'  llnnI��'iii-<; Co., water service coiinuo  lion, April 1     Ijitwrmiw   Iliinlwrirc Co.. w:iu:r servii'i' coiincc-  liim. April l'j     The owners of the Hotel Phair  granted permission to build a stone retaining wall in front of that building on  Victoria and Stanley streets, provided the  plans'for such work are first.approved by  the city engineer.  Alderman Whalley brought forward  t.he question of providing a.uniform for  the chief of police. Referred to the  finance committee. .->--������.;-������.���  On motion of aldermen llillyer and  Teetzel. it was. resolved to refund the  amount of $183. subscribed to .secure the  incorporation ot the city.  .Moved by aldermair Teetzel, seconded  by alderman Malone, that a .-pedal committee of three be elected to act in connection-with a like committee.Trom the  South Kootenay board of trade as to the  advisability of sending a delegate orclele-  ��� gates to Ottawa  re  the imposition  of an  increased   import duty on  lead and  lead  ��� 'products.    Carried.        ,  Aid. Giiker, llillyer and mayor Houston  we.ro appointed the special committee in  accordance with the foregoing resolution.  Council then adjourned.  Dismissed on a Technicality.  A. .Johnson, whose case has been before  the courts quite frequently and prominently of late.-appeared for sentence befoie  his honor Judge Forin, on'Monday. The  court spoke in a severe tone to Johnson as  follows: ���' Prisoner, I am very >orry.your  crime is going ���unpunished, on account of  the technical object ions your eoun-cl has'  la ken : and ! hat. there is no cm ��� robot al ii n  of your promise to mat i y I he tin fort una le  girl whom you got into trouble'. I will  therefore have to dismiss yon. 1 wish I  could do otherwise." Johnson was defended by W. II. Galhher, while W. A.  Macdonald appeared for the crown.  Thankful for Sympathy.  Oscar Burritt, the father of the late  Charley Burritt, wishes to return his  heartfelt thanks to the members of the  lire brigade, the newspapers, the numerous personal friends of his son anil the  general public for the universal sympathy  extended to him and his bereaved family  in the severe loss they have sustained.  .Mr. Burritt feels that everything has  been thine that could be to recover the  body, and the .assistance accorded him he  appreciates fully. Ho left for Vancouver  on Thursday, having wound up his son's  estate, and taking with him the most  kindly feeling for the citizens of Nelson.  Dan do Quille Dead.  Old Coinsiockei's - and there are many  of them scattered throughout Kootenay  ami Vale will regret to hear ot the death  of William WrightC'Dan de Quille"). who  for thirl.v years was mining editor of the  Virginia (Nevada) Knterprise. lie was  horn in Hngland. and died at the home of  a daughter in a little town iu Iowa, where  he went some six months ago. 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ADDRESS all communication.-: to  TIIK TI11HGNK, Kelson, it. O.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA- BAU & roitr.V���fhj'HCituih and SJiirKCOiis.   Kooms  A. I and;'), Bigelow block, NcKon.   Telephone 12.  DK.   J.   A.      Inspector.   Treats disea.-csof all domestic aninnil--.  ARMSTRONG-  ���.   Treats disea.-  All stock" inspected at XoNon.  tloveinnient   Veterinary  -; of all domes  Nel>on, B. C.  DR. .1. W. Ql'INLAX, OKNTIST-Olllce:  .Mara Block,  Baker .Street, NuNon.  w.  J'. U. 110L.MKS, C. K.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  P. 0. box 82, ICaslo, B. C.  ii.  i.   HOLDlCiT���Analytical ChemM and Assayer.  ITall street, Nelson.  T    0. GWlLWSt, U.A.Sc.tiW.  " ���     ���Mining   K  Slocan City, K. C.  .JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NKLSON LODGE, NO. 23. A. K & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS-Nelson Lodge, No. ii.  Knights of Pythias, meets in Castle hall, ilaedon-  ald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  Tuesday evening at S o'clock. All visiting knights are  oordiallv invited to attend.  John- J. llAtoxK, ('. C.  Gl-:C)KG1-: PAItTKIOCH, IC. of R. & S.  ffittu  ib  SATURDAY   MORNING..  ..APRIL 2X. 189S  ,Thk Rossland Miner is hysterical over  the action of  the Turner government in  allotting West Kootenay only three members in   the  next  assembly.    Ever  since  that paper became the organ of a railway  company, it has sung the praises of the  Turner government,  an  outfit that  the  people of West Kootenay never had, and  never will have, any use for.    TheT,urner  government, although it has led   individuals and delegations to believe that West  Kootenay would  be given  not less   than  four, and  possibly  five, members  in   the  next assembiy,  at  no  time  intended   to  give the distriet  fair treatment.    Before  the legislature met, a friend and supporter  of colonel Baker, one of the members  of  the Turner government, returned  to his  home   in   East   Kootenay  from  Victoria  and reported that East Kootenay  would  be given an additional member, and  that  Rossland   would   be   tacked    on   to  the  Boundary Creek country and  be  given a  member.   The Turner government never  intended to give West Kootenay increased  representation, simply because it has not  a man in it- who is possessed of that spirit  of fairness that is never lacking in broad-  giuiged men of affairs.   The Turner  government is made up of men  who are as  narrow in their views as they are weak,  mentally. The premier is a nice old gentleman, but lacking in  every requisite of a  leader of men.    The attorney-general is a  lawyer who forgets that he is retained to  look   after   the  interests of the  people.  The commissioner of lands and  works  is  G. B. Martin.    The provincial secretary is  a failure, and has been from  the day he  arrived at.his  majority, and   will   be  as  long as he lives, even if he lives to be as  old as Methusaleh.    The president of the  council is a corporation lawyer.   It is safe  to say that there is not a district in the  province that could not produce five men  better fitted in every respect to carry on  a government.  " fair and equitable readjustment of the  " electoral districts of  the   province,    hi  " ISill, the now really great city of Ross-  ,: land was never thought of; in the same  " year Nelson   was a  hamlet, but  today  "Xelson is one of the  most prosperous  '"cities in' the Dominion of Canada.    To  " meet, these changing conditions the gov-  " eminent was constrained  to  formulate  " a more elaborate system of representa-  " tion."    Yes.    With   all  due  respect  to  The Nation. Nelson  was not a  hamlet in  .IS!)I.    It was a growing and  prosperous  town, .and polled 2l~> votes at the election  for member that year.    Its growth since  has had  no effect on the Turner government, however, for it litis not been considered in the "more elaborate system of  representation."    It merely remains, just  as it was in 1SUI, a park of one of, the ridings of West Kootenay.    The boundaries  of the riding have not been changed; the  riding  has  been  changed in mime only.  "The really great city  of Rossland"  lias  been  given   no  more consideration  than  Nelson.    It  has  been   put into" a  riding  made up of sections of  West Kootentiy,  and Vale.    If the representation accorded  the, center   and   south  ridings of  West  Kootenay is "manifestly fair and equitable,'' how unfair and   inequitable  must  be the representation allotted Esquimalt  district, and Lillooet district, and Cariboo  district,  and  Cassiar distriet,  aud  Cow-  ichau-Alberni district?   Each of these unimportant  districts is given   two   members, or just  tho same representation  as  is given the center and south ridings of  West   Kootenay.    Yet,  The   Nation  has  the gall to call such a distribution of seats-  in   the   legislative   assembly    fair    and  equitable.   IIranio is another instance of the interests of the public being sacrificed by the  Turner government to the greed of charter  mongers. At a recent general meeting of  the London and Vancouver Finance &  Development Company, Limited, held in  London, England, it was announced that  the company had sold its two British Columbia railway charters at a cash profit  of-(MOCK). With this assistance the company would pay a 20 per cent dividend on  a paid-up capital of =��30,207. The past  year lias witnessed many examples ol this  nature, where charters granted professedly iu the public welfare have been peddled among capitalists and disposed of to  replenish the depleted exchequers of  needy hangers-on. The Turner government has ever been prone to help out its  friends, irrespective of the loss sustained  -by the province. Public offices in British  Columbia have been debased into being  mere sinecures-no responsibility and  much gain. Every feasible route for a  railway in ICootenay has been covered by  a charter, granted by the Turner combination, and today these are being hawked  among the various finauciiflLc'entres seeking purchasers, ft is not a-complimentary  spectacle, but the province is gaining in  notoriety.  from the fact that the Grand Trunk railway and other powerful organizations  will yet find means of overcoming the C.  P. R. opposition, and give the country  the rights and advantages of competition  it requires aud demands.  c  *~*.  Capital $1,500,000.  'Sect  x  h' is safe to assume that  West Kootenay and Yale have a population of thirty  thousand, or one-fourth.of the entire population   of the   province.    Within   these  two districts are the cities  of Rossland,  Nelson.  Kaslo,   Sandon,  Kamloops,  Vernon,  Grand  Forks, and Greenwood,   the  towns of Trail.   Ymir, Ainsworth,  New  Denver,  Three  Forks,  Silverton, ��� Slocan  City,   Revelstoke,   and Ashcroft,  and  a  'number of agricultural villages and  mining camps. Nearly all the great producing  gold and silver mines of the province, are  located within these two districts.    They  have   more -miles  of  raihvay and   more  chartered banks than all the  remainder  of the province.    Hundreds of farms and  stock   ranches   are   within   their  limits.  They  have 70 public, schools   as   against  LSI public-sehools.in the remainder of the  province outside of the cities of Victoria,  Vancouver, New Westminster, aud Nanai-  mo.    Yet,   the Turner'government allots  these two districts just six  members in  the  next legislative assembly,  the  same  representation as is allotted Lillooet, Cariboo,  and  Cassiar,  districts  that  have a  population of less than five thousand, that  have not a mile of railway, or town of importance; that have only II public schools  and few producing mines.- But they have  what are scarce in Yale and West Kootenay. voters who tire willing to do the bidding of the Turner government.  Tut: Nation of Victoria, edited by D.  M. Carley, who la^t spring came to West  Kootenay to mould public opinion, anil  who on his return to Victoria -a few  months ago led the Turner government  to believe that he could be "Iccted member- for this district hands down, says  that "the rcdisti ib'tition bill brought  " down by the government is a manifestly  Ax important ruling has been given in  the Dominion parliament whereby the  C. I.\ R. has been refused a universal  charter for building branch lines in British Columbia without specifying the  route to be covered. Aulay Morrison,  member for New Westminster, on behalf  of the Kaslo & Slocan railway, was chiefly  instrumental in securing this ruling. The  C. P. R. cannot for long monopolize the  destinies of the west, and sooner or later  it will feel the effect of keen competition  from other transcontinental roads, more  especially in the mining centres of southeastern British Columbia.  ^v Ox Friday last the house of commons  threw out IX C. Corbin's application for a  charter for the Kettle River railway.   It  was au unfortunate ending of a laudable  scheme to give to a deserving community  a competitive line of railway without the  slightest cost to the' public.    It  was  also  working an injustice as denying the people in one section of the country the advantages of competition,  which are permitted in another.    The  cry  raised  that  there  was   no   business   offering   in   the  Boundary  country  for  two  roads,   insomuch as the  C. P. II.  purposed   building  into the camp, was a groundless one. as it  is a  company's   lookout  to secure  traffic  and not the individual's to create it.    The  reason for the defeat is apparent, in  the  untiring opposition exerted  by  the C. P.  If.    When A. Israel Tarte appeared on the  scene and took issue with his cabinet colleague, minister Blair, and declared  that  it-was no part of the Liberal  programme  to grant the charter,, it was seen   that the  C. P. ii. had played   its   trump  card   and  had the victory assured.    Tarte swayed  tiie Quebec members, and it was through  their votes that the bill was defeated.    .1;  Israel .some two or three  years ago  received a sort of retaining fee of $8000 in a  needy hour from   vice-president Sha.ugh-  nessy of the C. P. li., and  since  then   he  has   been    the   tool   of  that corporation.  The Quebec members followed their leader and, for a song, sacrificed the welfare  of their fellow-Canadians to the grasping  greed of the C. P. R.   Boundary  has  the  sympathy' of    Kootenay    in   tho  sudden  blight placed   upon  its advancement and,  development,   but;  it   may  take comfort1  Mackioxzijo & Manx having failed in  their Stickine-LakeTeslin railway scheme  with the Dominion senate, though backed  with the full weight of the Liberal majority in the house of commons, have turned  to the government of this urovincc for assistance and have  found  an  easy mark.  The only wonder is that they did not apply before.    Bolstered up and swayed  by  the   loud   c.lamorings  of avaricious  merchants   and    speculative   transportation  companies, the Turner government  proposes to keep alive the   Klondyke   boom  by granting Mackenzie 6c Matin $1000 per  mile   for   their    proposed   uarrow-guage  railway.    This  will amount  to a  round  million and a half of dollars.    When completed, this railway, taking present speculative figures as a basis, will 'prove one of  the   biggest   bonanzas   in   America: and  this provincial subsidy will mean so much  more profit for the builders.    The provincial credit cannot-stand this, and it is an  injustice  to   the   people  that the  many  should suffer ior the enriching of the few.  British   Columbia's  bonded  and, floating  debt   is  at  present   $0,000,000,  to  which  must be added this year's prospective deficit of $1,000,000, authorized raihvay subsidies of $2,2:30;000, and the proposed Mackenzie-Mann1'bonus   of $],500,000.     This  will aggregate close to $11,000,000, oral-  most doubling the debt of the province in  one year.   The people are face to face  with   an   alarming  situation, which   requires earnest consideration on the eve of  general elections.    The figures given  will  condemn those who are rapidly bankrupting   the  province.    Premier Turner and  his colleagues are uot fit and  proper persons to be entrusted with the finances of  British  Columbia,  and  the sooner  they  are put in the opposition the better.  Two mining cases  of great import  to  this district have been disposed of in the  British Columbia courts  within  the  past  few days.   The fundamental basis of each  was what constituted a legal mining post.  On  Friday Mr. Justice Walkem, at   Victoria, delivered judgment  in  the Clarke  vs.   Haney   case,   affecting  the   Olivette  mineral claini, which his lordship declared  to be an illegal location   because, among  other  stated   reasons,  of the  No.  2 post  being less than four inches square.    This  week  Mr.   Justice   Irving,    in  this   city,  handed down his judgment  in  the Creel-  man vs. Clarke case, in which the defendant had relocated  a claim  in  the Kettle  river  country  for his  wife,   because his  previous  location   had   undersized  posts.  Creel man   had   had   the   ground   staked  after the first location ran out, but  prior  to the death of the second.    In his judgment Mr. Justice Irving substantiates the  Clarkerelocatiou and throws outtheCreel-  nian   case,   holding   to    the   point    that  Clarke's first claim did not come under the  law because of the sutallness of the stakes,  hence   his  second   location  in   his  wife's  name  was  thoroughly legal.    These two  cases will have an  important  bearing in  the camp, emphasizing the law calling for  posts being at least  four  inches square  one foot from the top. the post to be four  feet above the ground.    The intention no  longer avails, and  the locator of a claim  must be positive in Ii is staking.   Carelessness will not excuse a prospector in   the  future, and he must abide by the law he  labors under.  Head,Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You ean make use of water power SO miles from -your mines witli our system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them. r  British Columbia Branch Offices       GvK00^^h^i^i^sR       Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent  >m<  u  rtas  ft  BRANCH MARKETS  Rossland' and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and  Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth Distriet  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orrlorp by mail earefijUv filled and nromntly forwarded.  ami credit, on t In; grace of the bos*, and  no other employment, perhaps, within  hundreds of miles, you have real slavery.  The treatment of their workmen by tho  contractors for the Vicloria city water  works is ,well known, lilighly men were  crowded in bunks three and four deep iti  a slinking .little shack full of holes all  round, with their working overalls, reeking with the foul lake mud, hanging by  the bunk side: they were charged fp~>.00 a  week, whelher theie the full,week or not-,  even, when they went home from Saturday to Monday : and ''Ompclled to submit  on'pain of dismissal. .Many a man brought  home on Saturday but $2.00 or $1.2.") for  his family, all that the boss's extortion  had left for a week's toil.  The bill, following the Imperial' Act,  directs, in effect, that every workman  shall be paid his wages in ea.��-h and in full,  no matter what he owes hi* employer.  There are a number of carefully limited  exception-, t hings for which a master, if  the workman agrees in wririug, may deduct from wages, but the price must be  fair. Of cour.-e, i he employer is always  quite free to run a store or board'ing house  if he likes, and lhe workman loaeal there  if he pi en .-!���>* ; but he cannot be compelled  to do .so, nor ���dismissed if he do nor. As  regards board and lodging, the employer  can, if the workman agiees in writing,  deduct from wages a fair price for victuals  consumed, if the works are. over l w o mile*  from any incorporated city or town,  otherwise, no!, lie can nowhere compel  his workmen to board wiiii him. In ca-o  local Justices should be influenced, the  workman may take out a ��umiuons before  the iocal county court judge or any .-u-  preme court judge in the same way as before the local J. LY.-\  The public and especially the workmen  of British Columbia should closely follow  the progi ess of the bill, it* adversaries  are not likely to defeat it direct, on account of the election*, hut '.iioy wiil arrange to ha ve it talked mil, or to maul it  in committee : and a very -maii change of  its wording might easily deprive whole  classes of workmen of tho protection they  most need. L. II. hYu.Ai.wit. "  Victoria, li. C, April 10. IS!IS.  OHB   STOCK   OIF"  week by arrivals direct from  We btiy for Cash in laro-e  Is new and fresh, and added to every  the wholesale houses, west and east,  quantities, and can give our customers the benefit of g'ood  buying.     We   make   a   specialty of  Fresh  Fruits and  Vegetables,   and  everything   in   these   lines   kept  in   season.  W  e   also  carry  a   laro-e   line   of  Which    includes   a   full 'line   of   Stoneware,  Cooking Vessels, Crocks, jugs, flowerpots, milk  and cake   pans,   etc.,   chamber   sets,  plain   white  .   and fancy decorated.     Elegant dinner, tea and   five  o'clock tea sets.     Glass water sets, latest  importations  and  patterns of  fine Austrian-made ware   in   comports,  water and flower sets.     Bar glassware in full stock���in fact,  everything in the line of Oueenswar'e, Crockery and Glassware.  For First-Class Goods and Low Prices Call on  9  ^^  BAKEE   STEEET,    3NT 353IU,SO3ST  Sprmg is here and the house requires ren-  Your walls would look better if  ovai  "s��"  nicely   un  ted.    Nothing:   like   a!aba:stine.  We  :eep ail colors.  r'J!J^Ml^l^l^��^Jll���^J����]^ll,���J������.sB�������ms^!W.JJ^^^J^.���^^gJ^m7a  In the commons last week, Hon. Mr.  Sifton, minister of the interior, stated  that up to March 31st last, only .10,875  miners' licenses had been issued for the  Klondyke country. At $10 per license,  the sum realized is a long way, short of  the $1,000,000 estimate placed on the boom  by Mr. Sifton. The senate's action in  hoisting the Teslin lake railway bill was  till that was needed to knock out an already tottering and overestimated excitement. The Grit commons will have another kick coming against the Tory senate.  KBLLIE'S   TRUCK   ACT.  and get acquainted with  us. Let us show you our  assortment of ties. The  latest from Chicago and  Montreal. We will also  try and convince you of  the fact that our ready-  made clothing is second  to none. Our stock is  now nearly complete in  all lines. All new goods  No trouble to show sroods  i if your house is in need of paint Sherwin,  Williams and Acme Paints are always  good.    We have a nice assortment.  Your floors would look decidedly better and  save you a lot of work if covered with  a coat of Granite Floor Paint. Good  colors,  hard and durable.  Cordova Street, Vancouver, and Baker Street, Nelson.  HAKEK STRKKT.  To tiik Eimtou oi." tiik Tuiiu/NH: Sir,  I wish to summon the attention of all  workingnien, and of all haters of oppression and wrong, to the bill called the  "Truck Act, t$)8," introduced by Mr.  Keilie. It is based word for word, for the  most part, on the old Imperial Truck Act  of IS''3t (in force in this province, but seldom enforced, more is the shame), amalgamated with the still more stringent  provisions of the Imperial Amending Act  of 1.SS7.. It is aimed at the shameful tyranny and plunder done to workmen by  mine owners, contractors, foremen and  others, who compel their workmen to  deal at their shops and board at their  boarding houses. To such an extent is  this shameful abuse grown that it is .said  to be actually difficult round Itossland for  a married man to get work : the mine  owners insist on the men boarding at  their shacks for the scurvy profit of running them. But the mere loss and robbery of the workman is the least of the  evil : the workman is wholly iu the boss's  hands: and especially where a married  man, a coal miner, say. once runs in debt  at the boss's store, then, with his whole  living from day to day and from month to  month   entirely dependent,   both   wages  We arc n.nonls fur  Kennedy & Doug-las,  Merchant Tailors, Toronto,  AN II  Talton & McKay,  Fine Custom Shirt Makers  Hamilton  see us  AUCTIOlsrEEBS  West Baker Street, Nelson  CUSTOMS     IBZROIKIIEiZRS  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON  NOTICE   OF  COURT  OF REVISION.  Notice is hereby ji'iven that the lli'sf, sitliiiir of theeoiirl  of revision appointed by the council of the t'ilyofXels:>:i.  for hcitiriiitf nil coiiiplaitiw a<,'i'inst lhe assessment, for  tlio enrrenl. year, ns made by tho a-se.-sov of the i-.'iid  city, will be held in the council chamber, Xel-on. on  Monrtiiv. the ISi.li day of April. 1S!>8. at IOoViIocU it. m.  .1.  IC. STIt'Af'HAN. City Olot'k.  Xelson. !.{. C. .Miirc.h 7th, KSIIS. . |.Vl;irch IL'tlt'l  We have just received our Indies' SPRING CAPES AND  JACK irrS,. and as there has been delay in their reaching-  here,   we  will  sell  them at a  very small  margin.  A nice lot of CHIFFON   and   VEILING, has arrived   with  this consignment. The very latest designs in DRESS GOODS  Also some-of the new and latest designs and colors in SILK  Suitable for'blouses. Prices to suit the times. Call and inspect our stock.  Home Work for Families  Wo want ti number of fatnilios to do work for ns  al homo, whole or simre I into. The work wo send  onr workers j: i]ui"i:l> :ind easily I'.one. and returned by parcel |ii.i.-i! as liiii-hed. (.'nod money  made at' home. I'or piiniiaili'i':- remly to com-  ; inence. semi name and .'iddre-s.  The Standard Supply Co., Cept. 3., tomiors, Ont.  CORPORATION OF THE GUY OF NELSON  PERL A  West 8aker Street  NELSON, B- C  k��  >���$���    6-11 >  A-L  lie cfieaoest place to ouy g  oods is at the. store of.  n  '*q  nsro Tiers  -i i  Xolice is hereby t;iveil tiiat. nil buildings slmnlinjc on  streets or lanes in the City of Xelson niiirl he removed  I herefrom on or before l,he 1st day of ."Way, Ifi!IK. .'\ nil nil  persons owning unv such building ure hereby warned  tlnit if this notice he not. complied wilh. .siitnnnny proceedings will be taken nuninst them. Byordiirof council.  .!. K. STKACHA.V. Oily Clerk.  AMI DKAI.KI!.-  Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Fish, Oysters, Live and Dressed Poultry,  Game, Smoked Meats, Etc.    Baker Street, Nelson. '%  TRIBUTE: "NELSON, B. (1, SATURDAY, APRIL  s?  Capital,  all laaid.  ���up,-     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LOUD STRATIICOXA AND   .AIT.  lion.  GJCO. A.  IJRGM.MOND   I-:   S. 0HOUSTON.:   HOYAL, President   ��� Vioo-Prosiclent  .. .General Manager  N  rixr de m, s o rixr rB rR j^_ risr c JEar  W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.        HKAXCUBfj  IN       LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK, .CHICAGO  and'in tho principal cities in Canada.  I! iy and   -ji-II  Sterling  Kxclianije and  Gable Transfers  Olt.lNV, COMMERCIAL ANDTUAVKLLHltS' CUK1MTS,  available in any part of tho world.  DIUKTS  ISS1IKI)..  COLLECTION'S MADR; 10TC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATK OF 1NTKR1CST (at present) ,'i Per Cent,.  MINERAL   LAW,  "^^J.1 cord tho same and pay an additional fee  -'    i/Oi ten dollars ($10). such record shall have  <*"ie same effect as'if recorded within the  ar.  Provided,   further,   should  any   free  ��� yr  perform  assessment  work  on his  ' .A\ during any one'year to the value of  .lie hundred dollars ($100) or more, in excess of the amount of work required to be  done in any one year by this act, he shall  have the right of recording the work done  bo the value of each one hundred dollars  ($ LOO), so as to cover his assessment work  for such additional year or years, by paying the proper recording fee therefor, and  he shall be exempt from performing assessment work for each year covered by such  record, and the certilicate of work shall  be issued and recorded accordingly."  Perhaps the most important amendment  comes iu the form of a recommendation  from the mining committee to the house.  It takes away from aliens, unless they declare their intention of becoming citizens,  the right to locate claims, and further  that no crown grant shall be issued to any  alien for any claim located after the pass-'  ing of the proposed amendment). The  recommendation is that the following be  substituted for section .*! of the act:  ���'Every person over, but not under,  eighteen years of age, and' every joint  stock company, shall be entitled to all the  rights and privileges of a free miner, and  shall  be considered a free miner,   upon  CLARKE   VS.   HANEY.  Various Amendments Introduced by the Mining Committee.  The'bill to amend the mineral act, which  has been before the mining committee,  makes provision for the location of fractional claims, so that the whole of the  fraction may be included provided it is'  not more than laOO feet long and does not'  contain more than ii].05 acres. With this  end in view the following is proposed to  be added to section 15 of the act:  "(a). Any free' miner desiring to locate  ti. fractional mineral claim shall, subject  to the provisions of this act with  respect to land chat may be used for mining, enter upon the same and locate any  plot of ground lying between and bounded  on opposite sides bjr previously located  mineral claims, and known by the locator  to measure less than fifteen hundred feet  in length by fifteen hundred feet in  breadth, as a fractional mineral claim:  such fractional mineral claim need not be  iu rectangular form, and none of the  tingles need necessarily be right angles  nor the lines bo meridinal, and the lines  of the previously located mineral claims  (whether surveyed or not) between which  the fractional mineral claini is located  may be adopted as  the boundary of  the  fractional mineral claim.  Provision is also made wilili respect to  the survey of fractional claims in an ad-  ,dition to section 10:  "But in case either So. 1 or Xo. 2 post  be on die boundary line of a previously  located claim, which boundary iinc is not  at right, angle* to said location line, the  provincial land surveyor shall include the  fraction so created within the claim being  surveyed:    Provided    al  do  11 ways,    that   the  es not exceed  an .urea of  whole claim  51.05 acres."  In the same section -provision is made  for 'the'manner in which fractional claims  shall be staked and surveyed:  "(d). A fractional mineral claim shall  be marked by two legal posts--placed' as  near as possible on the line of the previously located mineral claims, and shall be  numbered I aud 2, and the distance between posts 1 and 2 shall not exceed  fifteen hundred feet, the line between  post I and 2 to be known a.s the location  line, and upon posts Nos. I and 2, shall be  written the name given to the mineral  claim, the name of the locator and the  date of .the location. Upon No. I post  there shall be written in addition to the  foregoing, initial post, the approximate  ."compass-bearing of No.. 2 post, and as full  a description as possible of the land bounding the fractional claim:  ���,-. (e). The provincial laud surveyor, when  surveying a fractional mineral claim,  whether located before or after the passage of this act-.may survey such claim so  that it will contain, as nearly as possible,  'all the unoccupied ground dying; between  the previously located mineral claims, as  described in the affidavit and by the  . sketch plan made by the locator when the  claim was recorded, provided that no side  of a fractional mineral claim shall exceed  fifteen hundred feetin length :  (f). Provided that when'a -fractional  mineral claim has been located, between  previously located and unsurveyed mineral claims, if when any such previously  located mineral claims are surveyed, any  of the posts of the fractional mineral  claim are found to be on the previously  located mineral claims, the location of  such fractional niiueral claim shall not be  invalid by reason of the location posts of  the fractional claim being on such previously located mineral claims,- and the  owner of such fractional mineral claim  may, by obtaining the permission of the  gold commissioner of the district,move  the posts of the fractional mineral claim  and place them on the surveyed line of  the adjoining previously located mineral  claims:  (h). Provided, that, iu regard to fractional mineral claims., the lieutenant-  governor in council may make such orders  as are deemed necessary from time to  time to carry out the provisions of this  act according to their true intent, and to  meet tho cases which may arise and for  which no. provision is made, or, when the  provision is made, is ambiguous or doubtful.".  in section 21 of the act provision is  made whereby upon the payment of a  penalty ol: $10 the free miner shall have  thirty days' grace in wliich to record  'work done within the year as required by the act, anil also for the doing  of a number of years' assessment in the.  one year and the securing of a record for  one year for each $100 worth of work  done. Tho provision for these amendments is contained in the following subsections:  "Provided that if said free miner shall  have done tho work within the year, and  if he shall, within bliirty days after obtaining and recording said  certificate, re  taking out a free miner's certificate: Provided, however, that no alien shall be permitted to record a mineral claim unless he  has previously, and in accordance with  the provisions of the act regulating the  same, declared his intention to become a  British subject; and no crown grant shall  bo issued upon any mineral claim recorded  after the passage of this act, to any person other than a British subject. A minor  who shall become a free miner shall, as regards his mining property aud liabilities  contracted in connection therewith, be  treated its of full age. A free miner's certificate issued to a joint stock company  shall be issued in its corporate name. A  free miner's certificate shall not be transferable."           MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  Certificate of incorporation has been  granted the British Columbia Ore Sampling Co., with headquarters at Vancouver';"  and a capital of $50,000 in $5 shares. This  company is putting in sampling works at  Itosebery.  .Seven men are working on the Donald  claim, near llleeillewaet, which is under  bond.to A^ancouver parties. It is a low  grade proposition, with a large .showing.  The British America Corporation are  becoming interested in Albert Canyon  and llleeillewaet.  Surface water is'giving trouble in the  workings on the Tamarac.  The new management will resume work  at ouoeon the Jubilee, m the Ymir camp.  .11. A. McCIure of Ymir, has been elected  president and manager of the Salmon  [{iverand Porcupine Co., li. S. Nicholls  of Butler, Pennsylvania, vice-president;  O. W. I led ford, secretary; H. W. Green-  berg, treasurer, and H. \V. Wiscombe of  Spokane,and H. II. Nicholls of Butler,  Pennsylvania, trustees.  -,-��� The main shaft on the Great Western,  at Rossland, is down to the 100-foot level,  in good ore.  Ninety tons of ore was shipped from  the Iron Mask last week. The paystreak  in tiie strike recently made continues to  widen and improve.  "An 18-inch body of ore, giving an average assay of $12, has been encountered in  the drift of the evening Star, at Rossland.  Water has been interfering with the  development work on the Velvet.  Work on the Good Hope, at Rossland,  has been suspended owing to the flow of  surface water.  Eleven hundred tons of ore.was shipped  from the Le Roi last week, to its smelter  at Northport.   ������',-'  The New Goldfields of British Columbia  has purchased the Blue Bell on Sophie  mountain, between the Velvet and che  Triumph.  One hundred tons of ore ore is being  shipped .'daily by the War Eagle to the  Trail smelter.'  By the 1.5th of May the West Kootenay  Electric Power and Light Company will  be supplying the Rossland camp with  power, generated at Bonnington Falls.  Surface showings on the Hill claim,  near Kuskonook. assay $10 in gold, S ozs.  silver and a trace in copper.  Spokane parties have purchased a fractional claim, lying between the O. K. and  Dreadikiught, near the North Star in  East Kootenay.  Negotiations are in progress for the sale  of the North Star mine, in East Kootenay,  to the Rothschilds.  .Operations are to be resumed on the  City of Spokane, in the Rossland camp,  by ii force of thirty men. It is owned by  the Lillooet, Eraser River 6c Cariboo Gold-  fields, which is resuming work on its various properties throughout the district.  Two feet of ore has been encountered iu  the 125-foot tunnel of the Sovereign, on  Lookout mountain. The assays are satisfactory.  The force on the Deer Park is to be  doubled. All offers to lease have been refused.  Bad condition of the Ten Mile road is  assigned as the cause of the partial shutting down of the Enterprise.  No. <S tunnel on the Cotustock, on Four  Mile, commenced a- short while ago, has  cut the ore chute with a fine showing.  The vein has now been proven to a great  depth.  and  No. 1 to No  -feet of this claim lie right  feet on the left of the line from  2 post. <"  All particulars required to be put on  No. 1 post shall be furnished by the locator to the mining recorder at the time the  claini is recorded, and shall form part of  the record of such claim.  "When a claim has' been located, the  holder shall immediately mark the line  between posts Nos. I. and 2, so that it can  be distinctly seen in a timbered locality  by blazing trees and cutting underbrush,  and in a locality where there is neither  timber nor underbrush he shall set legal  posts, so that such a line can be distinctly  seen.  "The locator shall also place a legal  post at the point where he has discovered  rock in place, on which shall be written  ��� discovery post.' "  A "legal post," as mentioned in the  above section, is defined by the mineral  act of J 891 to be "a stake standing not less  than four feet above ground and squared  or faced on four sides for at least one foot  from the top, and each side so squared or  faced shall measure at least four inches on  its face, so far as squared or faced, and  any stump or tree cut off and squared or  faced to the above height and size."  This definition of a legal post has been  repeated in the successive mineral acts of  18(W, 1891 and 1800. It was first adopted,  as to the height of a post and its dimensions at the top, as far back as IS07, or  over thirty years ago. (See Rev. Laws,  No. 90, S. 50.) All this tends to show that  the legislature meant that it should be  strictly complied with. The expression  "not less than" and "at least" must,  therefore, be given their ordinary' meaning.  The stringency, however, of these provisions has been greatly relaxed by the  mineral act of 1897 : but that act does not  apply to the present case, its it excepts  pending litigation from its operation.  No evidence was given on behalf of the  plaintiff that he had any boundary posts,  ii discovery post or a defined location line,  although the validity of his location in till  these respects is specifically denied in the  defendant's pleadings. Except a plaintiff's case is admitted, he must [trove it or  fail. It is no answer in a question of title  to say, as has been said here, that the defendant's pleadings show that he too lias J  An Important Judgment Delivered by'"Mr. Justice Walkem.  Mr. Justice Walkem last week delivered  judgment, in the Supreme Court at Victoria, in the Clarke vs. Haney & Dunlop  case, which is of great interest in this district. Charles Wilson, Q. C, and John  Elliot appeared for defendant Haney, and  E. P. Davis, Q. C, and J. H. Bowes for  plaintiff. The ground in dispute is in the  Rossland camp. Judgment was as follows, having been obtained from the registrar at Nelson for publication :  The plaintiff has brought these "adverse " proceedings to establish his right  to the possession of certain mineral lands  which are included in his location named  the Olivette, and for wliich, as the " Legal  Tender," the defendant (Haney) is applying for a crown grant under the mineral  laws in force prior to 1891, the "Legal  Tender" having been located under the  act of 188S. Prior to the location and record of the "Legal Tender" the same  ground had been located and recorded,  viz., in August, 1S90, by oneThos. Dunlop,  who died four months afterwards.' His  brother became administrator to his estate, and has been made, improperly so,  as I think, a defendant herein, for he has  not applied for a crown grant. However,  he has put iu no defence or disclaimer.  The present proceedings are in the form  of trespass, instead of ejectment, e.g.:���  "The defendants have broken into and  are trespassing upon the said Violet  (amended to Olivette) mineral claim  ground and have committed waste thereon." Trespass is not the proper action for  testing a question of title. Mere possession is sufficient to support trespass. A  tenant, for instance, although he is not at  liberty to dispute his landlord's title, may  maintain trespass against hint. "Trespass lies for injury either to real or personal property, or to the person accompanied with immediate violence." * * *  "But where the plaintiff seeks to recover  hmd itself, he must do so by ejectment."  (Smith's action at law, 45 and 414, etc.; see  Stephens on Pldg., 7th Ed.)  Since the judicature acts ejectment has  been abolished and an action for the possession of land substituted for it; but the  change is merely one of nomenclature. In  the United States " the distinct names of  various actions have been abolished, but  not the distinctions between them ; the  term ejectment has its specific application  as formerly, and it is the proper action to  bring and the one, in fact, generally  brought in support of an adverse claim."  (Morrison mining rights, 250; and Becker  vs. Pugh, i:i, Pac. R., 900.) The exception  is where the plaintiff is in possession,  which is not/this case, when his proceedings must be for equitable relief. (Book  v. Justice Co., 58, Fed. li., 827.) I mention  these American authorities because our  system of adverse proceedings is borrowed, to a certain extent, from the  United States.  The alleged trespass has not been  proved, nor has it been shown that the  location of the Olivette is a valid one.  The plaintiff rbought the Olivette from  one Enslow, who located it on the 20th,  and recorded it on the 27th of February,  1895. The location was, therefore, made  under section 4 of the mineral amendment  act of 1894. By that section "a mineral  claini shall be marked by two legal posts  placed as near as possible on the line of  the ledge or vein, and the posts shall be  numbered 1 and 2, and the distance be-,  tween posts 1 aud 2 shall not exceed 1,500  feet, the line between posts Nos. 1 aud 2  to be known as the location Hue; aud  upon posts?>Tos. 1 and 2 shall be written  the name given to the mineral claim, the-  name of the locator and the date of the  location. Upon No. 1 post there shall be  written, in addition to the foregoing,  'initial post," the approximate compass  bearing of No. 2 post and a statement of  the number of feet lying to the right and  to the left of the line from No. 1 to No. 2  post, thus: Initial post. Direction of  post No  ii defective title. A^nming, in favor of  the plaintiff, that this action is iu the nature of ejectment, he could only succeed  by the strength of his'own title.  Whtit; little evidence there is as to (he  location has been produced by the defendant's counsel. It goes to show that post  No. 2 is on the Le Roi company's ground ;  and that instead of its.top being at least  four inches square for a foot downwards,  it is only three and a half inches on three  sides, and three and a quarter inches on  the fourth, and, in each ease, only four  inches downwards. No evidence has been  given as to the height of this or of No. 1  post, or of the discovery post. It has  therefore not been shown that any one of  them is a legal post. Moreover, the notice  on post No. 1 does not comply with the  terms of the statute, as it omits to state  the number of feet to the right and to the  left of the location line, and also omits  the words "initial post."  It is, consequently impossible for the  court to grant that part of the plaintiff's  prayer for relief which asks " that it may  be declared that the Olivette 'mineral  claim is the only valid and existing location on the ground.'.' For these and the  reasons already given,the action must be  dismissed with costs.  >&.  T.  , FOOT OF HALL STRKET, NKLSON.  W.  GRAY,  Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,   Turned  Work,  and  Office Fitting's,  arrived and in  stock, a carload of Chance's English Rolled  Glass; all  sizes up to 4 by-6 feet '  Just  The Kootenay Lake Sawrhi  C. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor, Kaslo, B. G.  Yard and office foot of Hendry'x Street,  Nelson.    John Bell Agent.   ,  Everything in the building line on hand  or made at short notice  REDISTRIBUTION   BILL.  Boundaries Outlined of the Several Constitueii-  ' cies in Yale and Kootenay.  The redistribution bill introduced into  the house last week deals with the several  constituencies in Yale and Kootenay in  this manner :'  West Riding of Yale District: All that  tract of land situated within the electoral  district of Yale, which lies to the west  and south of the following line, viz.: Commencing at a point on the northern boundary of the electoral district of Yale, one  mile east of Copper creek ; thence iu a  southerly direction, parallel to the said  creek, to a point on the north bank of  Kamloops lake ; thence crossing saidilake  to a point on the same side thereof, situated two miles east of the mouth of Three  Mile creek ; thence in a southerly direction to a point three miles west of the  foot of Nicola lake; thence in a southerly  direction to a point one mile west of Aspen Grove; thence in a southerly direction to a point about two miles northwest  of Princeton ; thence due east to the 120th  meridian ; thence- due south along said  meridian to the 19th parallel.  East Riding of Yale District: All that  tract of land situated in the said district  which lies to the east and south of r,he following line, vi/���: Commencing at the  point of intersection of the '19th parallel  with the 120th meridian: thence due  north along said meridian to Trepauegu  .River: thence northeasterly on a straight  line to a point two miles east of the mouth  of Salmon river, on Shuswap lake: thence,  due east to the western boundary of Kootenay district.  North Riding of Yale District: All the  reto'aining tract of land within the said  district, which is not included in the other  ridings before mentioned.  Revelstoke Riding of West Kootenay:  Shall .comprise all that portion of the said  district ot West Kootenay which lies to the  north of a line commencing at the point  where the westerly boundary of the said  district intersects Inonoaken creek:  thence down said creek to, its mouth on  Lower Arrow lake; thence northerly  along the centre line of Lower Arrow lake  to the mouth of Cariboo creek ; thence up  Cariboo creek to its head: thence northeasterly in a straight line to the mouth of  Bonanza, creek at the head of Slocan lake;  thence north-easterly in a straight line to  a point on Lardo river, one mile from"-the  point where it flows into Kootenay lake :  thence due east to the eastern boundary  of said West Kootenay district. "  Nelson Ridiug of West Kootenay : Shall  comprise all that portion of the said district of West Kootenay which lies to the  south of the Revelstoke riding, and to the  east of the Columbia river and Lower Arrow lake.  Rossland Riding of West Kootenay:  Shall comprise all .that.portion" of the said  district of West Kootenay which lies to  the south of the Revelstoke riding, and to  the west of the Columbia river and Lower  Arrow lake; the chief feature of this district being the detaching of the Boundary  country from Yale.  North Riding of Last Kootenay: Shall  compriseall that.portion of Kast Kootenay  which lies to the north of a line commencing at the intersection of the eastern  boundary of the district with Ivananasku  Pass; thence south-westerly along the  centre of said pass and the centre of the  i'alliser river to the Kootenay river:  thence south-westerly down the centre  line of the said Kootenay river to its .junction at Canal Flat with the canal. leading  to Upper Columbia lake ; thence due west  to the western boundary of the said Last  Kootenay district.  South Riding of Fast Kootenay: Shall  comprise all that portion of the said district not included in the north riding of  the said district.  The section giving another member to  Cassiar is as follows :  Sub section (0) of said section ���*> is hereby  amended by striking out the word "one"  in the last line of said sub-section, and by-  substituting therefor the word " two."  Certain minor changes have been marie  in the boundaries of (Jowichan-AIberni,  Nanaimo City, North Nanaimo, South  Nanaimo and Comox electoral districts.  The creation of new districts and the  changes in the boundaries of old ones necessitate the closing of the old voters' list  in the districts affected, and the ..appointment of new and distributing collectors  etc., as in 1891.  Sub-section (b) of section 18 of the bill  reads : Jn the case of Cassiar electoral district, the collector shall forthwith, upon  receipt of the certificate in the previous  sub-section mentioned (certificate that  name of applicant has been removed from  register of district where he formerly resided),, place the name of the applicant  upon the register without any evidence of  the length of time he has resided within  the district."  Section 19, the hist section of the bill,  confers large powers upon the " Lieuten-  ant-fi'overnor-in-Oouncil " to "provide for I  HERALDO,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.      UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE'AGENT, O  NELSON, B. C. O.  iQmm ma British oolumbia goldfields, m  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  All  communications relating   to   British   Columbia   business to be addressed   to P. O.  Drawer  505, Nelson, British Columbia  J. RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager /   ......   ~~- .      ,_,    _  S. S FOWLER,  E.M.,  Mining Engineer (NELSON,    B.C.  VICTORIA,  B. C.  Headquarters for miners and mining  men  from  KOOTENAY  MAHONEY &. TAYLOR, Proprietors  Tenders will be received by the undersigned at Rossland up to Wednesday, the 27th day of April instant, at 6 o'clock in the afternoon, for  the erection of a Power House at Bonnington' Falls and removal of the  present building. Plans and specifications can only be seen and examined at the company's works at Bonnington Falls. Proposed tenderers  will obtain full data and information from William Anderson, engineer in  ills.     No tender necessarily accepted.  charge at.Bonnington  ',0  a  \  1 Tea a v  ti.  mm  9f*  u  ���ROSSLAND, /\prit IStli, 1898.  '1  OPERTY FOR S.  be   considered   by the undersigned   for the   pur-  the   Nelson   Sawmill   Company,   in    liquidation,  of    MI L L    M AG Hi N FRY,    BUILDINGS,'  TIM B K R  MITS and BOOK  DEBTS. ;  The applications 'may. be for entire  property or any  portion.  H.   R.   Camkkox,   Liquidator.  Applications, will  chase of the assets of  consisting  LI  any.-proceeding,' .matter: or tiling for  which express provision has not been  herein, made, or . for which only partial  provision litis ���been'made, or where any  alteration of any of the forms may lie  found necessary, etc..  the  etc.  Spokane Falls "&.. Northern,  Mson & Fort Slieppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  SLOCAN   MINING    NpTES.  the.   I<\>iir  forces.  .Mile  Development work on tiie Pine Knot, a  promising1 claim, on 'Four .Mile, is to be  commenced at once,  .  Xo ore will be shipped from the Whitewater for two ���months, until the roads get  into decent shape again.  Owing to bad roads,  mines are reducing their  The ' concentrator and  Con is tor: k mine, 10 miles-  are to be erected at once.  'Fidelity hill, near Xew Denver, is  attracting much attention, and claim-  holders are developing their properties  with increased interest. The Corncracker.  owned by Brandon, Barrett and .Mc-  Xaught:. is one ol the best, claims, giving  surface assays ot'liO <;>���/.. in 'silver  in gold.  Two feet of clean ore litis been  tered in the new shaft being sun  Fidelity,'near Xew Denver, at a depth of  .'!() feet. The ore chute pitches to the  west, and has been proven to be con-  tin nous.  Thomas Taylor has'been gazetted mining recorder for Trout lake, vice W. II.  Vicke'rs. resigned.  Machinery for Albert Canyon.  Otto Abeling, the well known mining  engineer, has been retained as consulting  engineer and superintendent of construction of for the Tangier mine, limited, and  the Waverley mine, limited, both near  Albert'Canyon in the llleeillewaet dis-  nnd pumping work.-. are  the former and a cincon-  tramway on the latter.  railway i- to connect the  mines with the Canadian l'a<-if.ic railroad  at Albert Canyon. Operations'arc to begin as soon as the reason opens. Tenders  tire out for machinery and supplies, and  contracts will be placet! in ;i few days.  The only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson arid Rossland, and  Spokane and Rosslaqd.  Leave  ���Jt-'Dit. 111..  I I.I". a. lit  8:<��:i.m..  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.   NKLSON       KOSSI.ANIl   .........SPOKANK   Arrive  ..">:.'<."> p.m.  2mA't p. 111.  .Ii:ln p. in.  Passenger.- for  Kettle lli\cr .mil  I.ttiiinlm-v Creek run-  ] iieot nt.-.Mii'rcti* with stai<e daily.  -:awmiH  at   t.he j.   k nlirinnPl       ��  I,,,,,, ��������.��������� 1 Asliepoit .��  and 821)  encoun-  k on the  BLACK3MITHINC AND  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  Wagon   Repairing  Promptly Attended  by a First-Class Wheelwright  to  trict.    Hoisting  to be erected on  trating mill and  A. narrow guage  Special attention given to all kjnds of repairing  ai\d custom work, from outside points  SHOP:   .Cor. Baker arid Hall Sts. jJelson.  THE TREMQNT:  3STELS03ST  MALOXK & Tit Kl! ILL US. Proprietors.  in one of the best holuls in Toiul Mountain district, and  if, the headquarters   or prospectors and minors.  FOR   SALECHEAP!  M.il.'ery  Hrend  at.  .">  cent-  per loaf.    -Alto pie-  :<-.. a;   r'nrlev ,',- Sinii.-.oii'~ L'l-u-erv store.  W.M. LKIN.S.S. Prop. Hume HaUeiy.  NOTICE  Aft.,  orders  -put .-;  !��� this  for  -h.  date  wood  .\I<>m-s. West  .   eotil   o;-   lilll  ."c Kiiiinerson will till no  ���  unless accompanied by  gW&rg  m  B*   '.iw  /i*   *�����  feii����M����i����lBi^^  l��WIM!����H��aj��^  IUW!lllJIULlMMUtf*UUUB THE   TRIBUNE:.  NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY,  A ITU!.  '->:!.  1S!)S.  SPECIAL  SALE SHIRT  WAISTS  50c TO S5 ,  HIGH-CLASS   JDZRT5rr   GOODS  SPECIAL  OF  UP-TO-DATE  VEILINGS  DRESS C0ODS AND SILKS  Mladc itntl colm-ofl in every wra\e in  viiyue ut' tin- lalt'M iKivelties fur spring  and  suiniiici-' wetir.  NEW WASH FABRICS  Fabrics in endless pi-ui'iiMun. iiu-luding  orgtmrlies, l>;iltiMrs. linens, zephyr, i-ant-  hrii'.s, lawns and   new  grenadine tmislins.  LADIES' PARASOLS  AVo tire now showing a complete range in  evervthing.tho market uHonl.s.  LADIES' DRESS SHIRTS  I Hack and navy serge, plain and figured  alpaca, brocade silk and satin shirts, duck  piipte and deiihain skirts a'iid suits i'or  niuiuiier.  LADIES* SHIRT WAISTS  Special sale ut' waists in organdie, gretiit-  (line and La layette muslins, sizes -"'i^ In  -1^, ranging from ~>0 cents to S.r) each.  Shirt waist tonus in till sizes and cultirs  at oO  etitils each.  MENS' COLORED R.ECATTA AND  NEGLIGE SHIRTS  Verv hat est   and   most   swagger ell'ects in  checks, stripes tuid phiids.  MENS' NEW NECKWARE  COLLARS AND CUFFS  See our special lines ot'  ready-made clothing.     Write  for samples.  LOCAL,   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Brigadier Howell,'Who has command of  the Salvation Army in the northwestern  district, including British Columbia, with  headquarters at, Spokane, has been here  this week. Me was the guest of l��ev.  Ilobert I-Yew.  William James llodgins .McKermui and  Susie Thompson,   both   of   Nelson,   were  . married afc the residence of Alex. Carrie  ' .Friday by Be v. Robert l<Yew.  J. P. Ryan, M.  D.,  has been appointed  coroner for the Ainsworth and Goat River  mining divisions oi' West Kootenay, and  ,the Fore Steele district of East Kootenay.  Kaslo has determined upon celebrating  the queen's birthday.  No satisfactory arrangement having  been made by the K. of P. society with  the railway, the excursion to Silverton on  May 2-1 th has fallen through.  The Canadian Pacific railway company  has been paid $103,000 on account of the  Crow's Nest' ra il way.  Another batch of sixty men arrived this  -week from the coast to work on the  Crow's Nest road.  The Kevelstoke Herald is now issued  daily.  Miss Kale Keliiher, a well known Kaslo  lady, has been married in Taeoma to Sidney Drake.  Mayor McAirn. of Kaslo.1 has returned  from his plett-urc trip to the e<i*t.  The government is expending $500 in  fixing up the streets of Revelstoke.  Steamer Idaho will open navigation on  Duncan lake and the upper Duncan river  about May \~>.  A Masonic lodge is being organized in  Greenwood City.  J. A. Gilker is thinking of opening a  branch store at Vinir.  Rossland's new school will be opened on  ���May I.  Twenty Americans last week took out  naturalization papers as British subjects  at Fort Steele.  i\ O. Inspector Fletcher was in Fort  Steele last week, and has inaugurated a  weekly service to Moyie City, Swansea  and Cranbrook, connecting at Moyie City  with the weekly route to Nelson.  .Invitations are out for a ball at the Hotel ITume, on April 28, under the auspices  of the lacrosse club.  The Nashville Students who showed  here last week, were compelled to walk-  nine miles on Friday, owing to slides on  the Slocan River .railway. They kept  their engagement in Sandon.  JJ. E. Robertson, of Trail, has been appointed a notary public.  J. Gagnon and J. Lachasseur, the moonshiners captured on the Crow's Nest road  last week, appeared before government  agent Dennis on Tuesday, and were remanded until next Tuesday.  The local lodged. O.O.F. will celebrate  the 79th anniversary of the founding of  their order, which occurs tomorrow, by  attending divine service in the morning  at the Methodist church. Visiting brethren are invited to attend.  are  alsomine and Ready Mixe  OIL WOOD STAINS, Etc.  ai  Full line now in stock of White Lead,  Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil, Varnishes, Etc.  Paint and Varnish Brushes.  OX AND  AKTHR  MONDAY. Al'ltTL Htm.  1SSIS, IMEALiS WILL BR SKRVKI) AT     .  OOltXKIt STANLEY AND SILICA STIiKKT.S  eneral  cfiooner deer  a gem en t of Mrs.  Goepel.    The  hall   was  jammed to the doors, and the programme  was excellent,  pun  Proceeds go towards the  new  Alderman Madden and wife returned  Tuesday evening from a six weeks' visit  among friends in the province of Quebec.  One of the daily sigiits in Montreal is the  hordes of Canadians'" returning from the  States because of the war scare.  The partnership existing between I,.  Frnst and T. Adair, as the California  Wine Co., has been dissolved, the business  being carried on bythe former.  The  city  band  gave   its   first outdoor ���  concert of the season on  Saturday evening, on the balcony of the Nelson hotel.  These  concerts  will   be   continued  regularly.  The Oddfellows go to Kaslo on May 21.  John A. Turner 6c Co. are closing out  their business on May 8.  Though diligently sought for, the body  of the late Charley Burritt, drowned in  the Kootenay river rapids, has not yet  been found.  A. Johnson and Miss Minnie Johnson  were married on Wednesday by Rev.  Robert Frew.  The "West Kootenay Power 6c Light Co.  is calling for tenders for the erection of a  new power house at Bonnington Kails.  Hamilton Byers, of Kaslo, will occupy  the premises now occupied by J. A. Turner 6c Co., possession to be given next  month.  Tuesday evening a most, successful concert .was given'in the Hume Hall by the  children of tiie town, under the able mnn-  hase of a baptismal font, for  the  ttngiish church.  0. P. R. steamers Tartar and Athenian,  recently .arrived in Vancouver from ILng-  hind. leave tiie Terminal City for Alaskan  pons on April 28 and May 15, respectively.  Last night's concert in the Methodist  church was most successful, and the sum  realized satisfactory. Several new stars  made their appearance, strengthening one  of the best programmes ever triven in the  ci ty.  On Wednesday evening hist a ball was  given in the parlors of the Nelson Club  building, the attendance being large.  .The surveys of the Nelson & Bedlington  railway have been completed, and the  lines arc now ready for grading.  SUPREME   COURT.  Short   .Docket    ol'    Cases    Appearing    Before  Justice   Irving.  Supreme court sittings commenced here  last Saturday, presided over by Mr.  Justice Irving, who finished tho catalogue  of cases on Wednesday and returned the  same evening to the const. The docket  was light and comparatively unimportant.  In the Creclman vs. Clarke case, adjourned from the March sittings, his lordship delivered a long tiiid important ruling, wliich appears in extenso in this issue. The case affected the ownership of  a mineral location, both parties claiming  the ground. .Judgment was entered i'or  defendant, Filen Clarke, with costs, plain-,  ���tiff being, restrained from interfering  with the claim. Counter claim against  defendant,.Ellen Clarke, dismissed with  costs, as also Ilobert Clarke's against  plaintiff.  Keilie vs. I [all Mines. Order made and  accepted by Hall Mines Co. to refrain  from expropriating ground for its tramway, pending the hearing of other points  and matters in dispute.  Willey   vs.   Warren   and  .(ones.    Case  was discontinued as   against defendant.  Jones,   costs   being  to Jones  as  against  plaint iIT.    Judgment for plaintiff against  Warren for amount claimed.'  Warner vs. Case. This was a Kaslo  case, over a restaurant. Plaintiff, Mrs.  Warner, secured .damages against Case,  defendant, for $l"i().  Mauley vs. O'Brien. Judgment made to  amend suit by adding Klockmann as a  party plaintiff, and damages entered  against defendant. O'Brien, for $5I;V2().  Injunction also made against defendant  restraining him from cutting wood on his  pre-emption near Rossland, until plaintiffs  recover the amount awarded to them.  a friend for advice  a woman fop sympathy | ��  strangers for charity,  but for  s  Go to  lueen  store  U'AIM) STliKKT  ItL-piiiriny; of all kinds ilono.  < ��iii" prices are njjhl.  Notice of Dissolution of Copartnership.  Notice is hereby jriven thai the ijni-liiership lierutnt'oro  existing between the uiHlei'si.u'iied irurrymg dm business  under the name and style of tiie California Wine Company, as wholesale liipioi' and cigar merchants, has this  ilay'ljcen dissolved hy mutual consent.  Witness our hands at, the city of NcWun. liritish Columbia, this llth dav of April. IS'.iS.  THOMAS A DA Hi.  Signed in the presence of L. Kit X.ST.  A. ~S\. .Iniixsox, Solicitor, Xel-oii.  NOTIOK.  All moneys due the California Wine Company arc U>  be paid to inc. who will assume and pay all liabilities of  the said linn. \ L. ERXST.  Witness:   A.M. Johnson. [April 2Hrd]  Easter Vestry Meeting.  The annual vestry meeting of the English church was held in the mission room  on Monday evening, with .Rev. Mr. Alce-  hurst iu the chair. After the opening  proceedings, the chairman thanked the  officers i'or their help in the past year and  briefly reviewed the position of the parish.  Subscriptions to the general fund  amounted to $10.'5.">, with an expenditure  of $000 inclusive of four special collections  totaling $l.">0. leaving a balance on .hand  of $1:55. In addition to this $1000 hud  been collected for the new church building and placed in the Bank of British Columbia. Of this sum tho Ladies' Guild  had raised $ l."i(). which was also working  tow.".rds seating the new edifice. The following articles had been promised for  furnishings: Altar, altar frontills, brass  cross, vases, almdish, pulpit, altar desk,  reading desk and lectern. The children  of the church will make a present o f a  handsome baptismal font. I'Yed Irvine  was appointed for the fourth  year as rec  tor's warden, and H. E. Croasdaile was  elected people's warden. Messrs. Apple-  whaite, Beasley, Brydes, Crease, Christie,  Deacon, Gamble, ITannington, Hodge,  Jowett, Newling aud Taite were appointed  sidesmen, and Messrs. Jowett and Johnstone, of Nelson, and W.Armstrong, of  New Wesminster, elected lay delegates to  the synod. A motion was adopted'empowering the committee, comprising the  vicar, church wardens and sidesmen, to  have the contract signed for the new  building as soon as the bank deposit  reaches $2000. Mesdames Day, Goepel,  Johnstone and West consented to act as  collectors. On a vote being taken, it was  decided to call the parish in future St.  Saviour. Mr. Newling announced that he  would provide light for the new church,  if the committee would accept same in  lieu of cash. Meeting adjourned witli  votes of-thanks-to Ladies'Guild, choir,  organist, and Mr. and Mrs. Morley.  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  Too much water for the pumps to handle  and the need of repairs to the machinery,  has caused the Dardanelles to close down  for two months.  The ore chute on the Whitewater Deep  has widened to IS inches of clean, high  grade mineral.  A small shipment of ore from the Zinc  and Alice, on Spring creek, has given returns of 'i00 ounce.-- silver and 71 per cent  lead.  Operations fire to be resumed on the  Bisntark group, on the south fork of Kaslo  creek.  I'. U. Kirk wood, who was in Nelson this  week, announces that, active work will be  commenced on  the Empress, Mabati and  Ohio claims, adjoining the Enterprise  group, on Ten-mile, shortly. He is a  heavy owner.  We' are selling1 out our stock  * and closing1 out our business  On the 7th of May next our books -will be closed,  and we take this opportunity to thank our customers for their patronage, and to notify those  ���who are in arrears that all overdue accounts not  settled by cash or otherwise before that date  will be placed "with, our solicitor for collection.  I V*  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  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  TEETZEL-& Co.  DRTJGG-ISTS  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets IN ClSOU,      _L>.KJ.  en r% wy I  ��  TP!H  'i:  S  'Jik   T  est Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  Ladies' and   Misses'    Parasols   in   the newest ^"k^Mj^^^^J^  styles and  (he latest  noveities in   handles. ^(l^'/lJfffiffi'^S'^  Shirt   Waists and  Wrappers  in   1ao>'e  variety  ���,'/"' H -'iff ,'S--i|  1! i  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Garpets, Linoleurr]s  Ladies' Gold and Silver Blouse Sets.       Latest Designs in Ladies' Belts.  Special Leather Belts at 50, 75, and 85 cents.  Complete stock of Sterling Silver. Novelties.  Stearns'Bicycles, Sewing Machines, Pianos.       Jacob Dover, Jeweler, Nelson.  Latest American, English" and Canadian Styles, $2 and upwards.  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  l^T^^ruw^

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