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Array KOOTENAY  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties thai can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  FIKTH   YEAR-NO. 20.  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY, APRIL   10,  ISO:  Has   Three   Sn.     "'a   'n   Successful   Operation,  and  Enqugi.     V    in Sight  to   Run  Several  More.  TWO- dollaks a yeah.  AN    OP.3N   LETTER.  John Houston, Candidate i'or Mayor, Gives His  Views and Places Himself on Record.  To Tii!���;��� I'li.!-:ttoi:s ()!������ Nki.so.v: As I  have been placed iu nomination for mayor,  you are fairly entitled to know my viewy  concerning questions that must bo dealt  with by the city council.  Waterworks, sewerage, street improvements, and protection l'rom lire are of first  importance.    The   two   iirst   named  can  only  be obtained   by borrowing money;  the two last named can bo obtained  by  the expenditure of money raised by general taxation.    The standing ol! Kelson is  good, and her bonds should bring par at  u?- low a rate of interest as six per cent.  Fifty thousand dollars, if judiciously and  economically expended, will build a good  system of waterworks' and trunk sewers  that will drain   the more congested portions of the town.    Permanent; street improvements cannot be made until grades  are established, and grades should be established at as early a date us practicable.  The streets that are in fair condition now  can   be  kept in   good  repair,  and  other  streets can be made passable,.without the  expenditure.of any large sums of money.  Sidewalks should be built, in order that  all householders may have like accommodations.    Needed lire apparatus can also  be procured without any  large expenditure.   The   expenditures   I'or   these  purposes in 18U7 should not exceed theamount  likely   to   be   received   from   taxes   and  licenses.  All contracts for public works and all  day labor should be given, when practicable, to residents of the town.  Kootenay is without doubt entering on  a period of prosperity that will be a lasting one.. Its different towns and cities  are striving, and will continue to strive.  I'or commercial supremacy. Although  Nelson is favored over any of the others  through its central location, unless its  people are wide awake and energetic, the  ail vantages of location will be overcome.  Nelson's first government should be entrusted to men whose records as residents  prove them to be men both wide awake  and energetic. No town can well make  progress if governed by men who, as individuals, are narrow in their views, and  lacking in public spirit. Nelson owes its  present position-and 'its standing is good  among far-seeing business men, no matter  from where they come���to the fact that a  large majority of the men who have resided here have been enterprising and  public spirited.  When Nelson was a mere village, of two  or three hundred people it had public  works- not on a large scale, it is true. It  also had telephone connections with every  working mining camp on Kootenay lake  These works and enter)irises gave it prestige that could not be overcome by  '���booms" that gave other towns in the  district gieat prominence for a time. In  the hut two years this prestige his in a  great measure, been maintained, oven  against places like Itossland, that have  suddenly grown from milling camps into  populous and prosperous towns and cities.  It cannot be disputed that the men who  favor the election of Messrs. Dow,  Fletcher. Ciilker, llillyer. Malone and  Teel/.el for aldermen and mysolf for  mayor were mainly instrumental in establishing that prestige. If these men  proved their J'aith in Nelson by then-  works, is it at all likely that if entrusted  with official power they will try to undo  that which they have been instrumental  in doing? Will they try to pull down or  iu any Way retard the growth of the  town that they did so much to upbuild?  They will not, and none know it better  than the men who are opposing them in  this contest.  The cry, that if given power they will  fritter away the Hity thousand dollars  which the city is permitted to borrow  without going to the rate payers for approval is a fates one. and made to deceive  those voters whose residence in Nelson has  been of short duration,  Equally false is the cry that f am seeking election for but one purpose, that is,  to unload the electric light works on the  city. The men who started that cry, and  have so persistently kept it up. know that  there is no basis of truth for it. The shares  of the Nelson Electric Light company are  held by some forty people, who are, with  one exception, residents of Nelson.. The  company is a going concern, and if Kelson  grows as rapidly as it is expected to grow,  the share!-; of the company will be so good  an investment that holders ��� will not be  disposed to sell them even to the city.  One thing you can all rest assured of, and  that is, that the Nelson Electric .Light  company's plant will not bo turned over  to the city of Nelson until a majority of  the ratepayers say by their ballots that  they want it and must have it.  '.' Another cry is, that if elected I will endeavor to make Nelson a "wide-open"  town. The flies of The Miner from June,  1800, till June, .IK!)_, and of Tip-: Tisinr.vi-:  from November, |S92, till May, IKSNi, will  disprove this. The vicjous'and worthless  ideniGiit will not litid Nelson a pleasant  'place to linger in should J be elected  'mayor and be given authority to deal  with them. Neither will Nelson be enclosed with a barb-wire fence, in order to  prevent people from enjoying their full  share of personal liberty every day in the  week. The non-sectarian should have the  same rights and privileges us the secta  Han. Jon.v llofs't'o.v.  Nelson, April 8th, IRJXJ.  JCasio's Building Boom.  The building boom has  fairly starled,  and Front street resounds to the music of  the hammer and saw.    At the corner of  Front and Fifth streets (Jeorge Alexander  is erecting a large building in front of his  present offices.-   It will be used in part by  the Bank of British   North America.   ,On  the opposite corner  Duncan  McPhail  has  the foundation laid for a  building which'  will be used for stores and offices. Farther  down   the street Angus  Campbell's new  hotel building is weil under way. and immediately   adjoining  D.   C.   McGregor  is  putting in the foundation for a.new building for i\. Strathern and Miss  Bell.   The  upper story has already been leaded to R.  S. Gallop  of the Olympic.    Immediately  ���opposite on Front street, Cockle and Pap-  worth are putting in a stone foundation  for  the  large addition  which  they will  build to the Kaslo, as their present accommodation is  much   too  limited   for their  business.'   Still    further    down    George  M inielly is preparing to remove his present  building, and will'construct a  large one  similar to the Whiteside building, which  adjoins.    1). 0. McGregor has also begun  the; stone   foundation   for   a   handsome  building on the north side of Front street  in the burned district.    Elsewhere in  the  city on almost every street buildings are  going up, and still there are not enough  residences.    Every place fitted  to live in  is rented   and the new buildings are all  leased in advance with completion.   The  indications are that a  large amount o.f  building will  be done in the city during  the present year.  NORTH   FORK   PROPERTIES.  Evidently Getting Ai'raicl.  The Turner  mayoralty committee are  evidently    getting    afraid.    They    first  claimed   that   their    candidate   had  the  unanimous support of the  business  men  and property owners of the town; then  that the people generally were flocking to  his support.    Now as the election day approaches,' they are fearful that their candidate cannot  win even   with his unanimous  and flocking  support.    They have  commenced   proceedings   to have names  stricken from the voters' list.    A number  of well-known residents were summoned  today to appear before Mr. justice McColl  on Thursday, the loth instant, at 11 o'clock  in the forenoon, to show cause why their  names should not be struck from the list.  All   those   on   whom   these   notices   are  served should  call at the   Houston committee room,  corner  Vernon and  Ward  streets, where they will be advised as to  their legal rights. No voter, who is legally  qualified to vote, should  be scared from  doing his dutv.  Development is Retarded, Owing to Difficulty  in Getting in Supplies.  Marc II. Gillim is discussing the outlook  of that section known as the North Fork  of the Salmon, says that there are about  20 claims located in this vicinity, butwork  has been stopped on all claims except six,  owing to provisions giving out and the  difficulty of getting them in. The snow  is deep, which of course has retarded development during the winter, anil but  little can be done for the next (iOdays.  The Armstrong claim has two feet of  ore which will average 120 ounces of silver  and 20 per cent lead. This is a contact  vein. The foot wall is granite, and the  hanging wall birdseye porphyry. The  property is developed by a 100-foot tunnel and three open cuts across the vein,  each about 1 I feet deep. Four men have  been continuously at work since last September. The claim is only one-half mile  fr.mi the Nelson it Fort Sheppard railway.  The owners of the Victoria have let another contract to run a tunnel on the vein.  This property is owned by the British  Canadian Gold Fields (Limited), and is a  promising prospect. The work so i'ar  done is as follows: The sinking of a 80-  foot shaft demonstrated that a good body  of ore could be found with a crosscut tunnel down the hill. The tunnel was started  and at 75 feet an ore body was encountered. This was 12 inches wide, at the  point of intersection. This ore will average 100 ounces silver and 10 per cent lead.  These, up to date, are tlie principal silver  properties of the camp. The Arictoria is  tour miles from the Armstrong.  The Big Buck is a strictly gold proposition. The lead is small, being only two  and a half feet wide, with a pay-streak of  from six to eighteen inches, with a value  of $lo to $().���) a ton. It is a free-milling  ore.   The present depth is 10 feet.  DOBS   NOT   SUIT   THE   WORLD.  A Government Organ Scores Turner's Apology  For a Railway Policy.  Premier Turner's railway policy, which  was framed more for the purpose of holding the support of the British Pacific railway supporters than with any view to  encouraging the development of the province, does not come up to the expectations  of the Vancouver World, as the following  from the World will show :  That there is considerable disappointment over the railway aid measure introduced into the legislature by lion. .I. H.  Turner, last Thursday, cannot be denied.  We are free to confess 'that the measure  is  not  by any  means   of   the  character  which it was supposed   it   would   have  been.    With the sum to be appropriated,  $2,^0,000, we do notffind much fault.    It  is a considerable amount, but the existing  conditions are such as to demand at the  hands of the administration a liberal and  progressive policy in respect of the assistance which must be extended to new railways in this province.    It is to be hoped  that when   the bill comes  up  again i'or  consideration in the house, upon its second readiug.that such amendments will be  made thereto as will make it more definite and acceptable to the whole people.  Provision is made for the construction of  supply. . The smelter is to be of .~��00 tons  cipacity, and the refinery to be gradually,  as required, brought up to _.VJ tons capacity. The proposal is popular, and certain  to receive the taxpayers' confirmation.  SHORT   BITS   OP   NEWS -PROM   KASLO.  BIG   BUNCH   OP   CANDIDATES.  a line from Pentictou, on lake Okanagan,  SLOCAN   MINING   NEWS.  Freight Blockade Affects Shipments.  The blockades on the several railways  in Kootenay during the past week caused  a total shut-down in the export of ore and  concentrates from the Slocan. With the  exception of matte shipments from the  Trail smelter and ore shipments from the  Le Roi mine at Ilossland, there were no  exports through the port of Nelson during the week. The exports from the Le  Hoi and Trail smelter were:  BULLION   AND  Trail smeller..  I,o Iioi mine. Ko.-slaml.  OKK.  Total for week   Tutnl for April    ....  Tot ill I'or March   Total for February ...  Total for January   Total via Uevel.-ioke to March ;:u.  Total so far tor 1S'.)7 ���  )   MA'  1  TK.  omuls.  llill..M.j  Approximate  Ions.  Va  ue.  1!!(J  ;')7"  S fit  ,")ll  2.027  ��281  !}'.!(���.  5.S22  Sl!77  (Ml  ."1.2(11  &">(_  K.=W  t fill!  Sli7:">  ."id!;  rch :U.  2.1 II  S2M7  1!-.-.  I'.I.T.'U  52.IO.-i  2,"1  . Caught in the Montezuma Elide.'  Two brothers, Lewis and Charles Cole,  were caught in a snow-slide and severely  injured last Sunday in the vicinity of the  Monte/.uma mine on the south fork of  Kaslo creek. They had been locating a  claim and were returning to the trail on  the east side of the creek, when caught  and borne down by the slide. Although  very severely cut in many places, the elder  brother managed to get to the other and  extricate him from his involuntary imprisonment with the greatest difficulty.  Both then managed to make their way to  Hanson's at the mouth of the creek, where  they were cared for. Both were very  seriously injured, but are now doing well  and will doubtless recover.  Three Men Killed In a Slide.  A sad accident occurted at the close of  last week, by which three men were killed  by a snow-slide on the Alamo tramway  not far from Three Forks. .Four people  were standing near one of tlie snow-sheds*,  when 'superintendent Mickey saw the slide  coming, and gave warning. All ran into  the snow-shed. Three of them thinking  they were safe, stopped to look at the  coming slide, while Mickey ran on through  the shed, and was saved. The 'descending  slide struck the shed, killing the unfortunate fellows who thought themselves safe.  One named .Phillips, was recently married  and his willow is living atSandoih  Ore Exports via. Reyelstokfj.  The following exports  of ore and concentrates  from   the   Slocan   were   made  through the outportot Hevelstoke during  the mouth of March  Chinamen have again begun placer mining on Kaslo creek in the same locality  which they have previously worked. It  has hitherto been found impracticable to  learn the results of. their work, but it is  scarcely possible that they would return  persistently to the spot unless.it paid  them.  Robert .Jackson and George Alexander  have severally deeded all their interest iu  the Northern Bell,'Kootenay Star, Dublin  Queen, and Opher crown granted mineral  claims to The Jackson Mines, Limited,  and Jackson has also deeded to the same  company his crown granted  water right.  A. L. Davenport has sold to It. E. Brown  of Spokane, his five-eighths interest in  the mineral claim Emerald Hill, adjoining  the Silver Tip on Blue Pudge, about ten  miles from Kaslo.  C. A. Freeman has conveyed to F. W.  Holt and Henry Croft of Itossland, a one-  half interest in the l.'ucle Mike, and the  whole of the mineral claims Silver Tip,  Valparaiso, Crescoe and Forty-nine, in  trust i'or certain purposes. The consideration named in the sale is $0000.  The owners of the Montezuma and Mexico, ,vith adjoining properties on the  south fork of Kaslo creek, have formed a  joint stock company to be known as the  Ivaslo-Monte/.uma Mining & Milling company. The incorporators are C. L. Webb,  E. C. Hughes, and Maurice McMicken of  Seattle, and these with the Hon. J. B;  Allen and L. L. Patrick will be the trustees. The company is organized under  the laws of Washington.  Heinze's Turn to Claim Damages.  Judge Knowles, in the I'nited States  court at Helena, has refused to grant the  tomporary injunction against the Montana Oie Purchasing company asked by  the Boston it Montana company, in which  it was sought to stop the defendant from  working the Michael Devittand Pennsylvania claims, and has set Wednesday next  as the day for hearing the case. As soon  as these cases tire decided it is said that  the Montana Ore Purchasing company  will at once begin an action against the  Boston & Montana company-for damages  which will aggregate the largest sum ever  involved in a suit in the state. This case  will be instituted for. damages in the sum  of $2,000,000, which it is claimed is the net  value of ore extracted by the Boston iV.  Montana company through the Mountain  View shaft from the west '���'>()() feet of the  I tarns vein. The lead at this point averages from seven to twelve feet in width,  and samples .'���!"> percent in copper. The  Montana Ore Purchasing company claims  that the value of the ore thus unlawfully  extracted was a little more than $.'->,000,000,  and that the net value was $2,200,000.  The Boston it Montana company's damage suit of $000,000 against the Montana  (ire Purchasing company, which involves  another part of the Burns lead, will come  up in the September term of-the I'nited  States court.__ _  Progress on the Elise.  Itossland Miner: Edward Bouche returned .Saturday from a visit to the Eli.-p  property. !t was the intention of the  company to make a shipment at once  from the dump, but -the rain has made  rawhiding impracticable until the trai  can be again packed with snow, and this  work lias been begun. When this is done  thcboiler and pumping machinery are to  be hauled in, as at present the gang sent  to do development work is troubled with  too much water  eastward toward the Columbia river,  through the Bouudary creek and Kettle  river districts, for only 100 miles. But  that distance is little more than halt way  to the Columbia. Already there are a  couple of charters covering this territory,  those of the Vancouver, Victoria & Eastern railway and the Columbia & "Western  railway, the latter having aland grant of  20,000 acres per mile, if the road is to be a  standard gauge one. That an outlet for  that section of the province is urgent will  be readily admitted. But the measure  falls short of being a perfect one iu that  it does not connect the navigable waters  of the Columbia river and lake Okanagan.  Of course, half a loaf is better than no  bread. This, we think, will be the view  taken of the matter by the people in tho  section of the country we are referring to  and who are particularly interested in the  scheme of quick modern transportation  facilities. I f the government expect that  such aid will be extended to 'the enterprise as will carry the line to the Columbia river, we fear it 'is doomed to disappointment.  "'So I'ar as the second���proposal is- concerned we have only to add that whilst  the project to carry a through or competing line across the northern end of the  provice is robbed-of some of its most objectionable features, the proposal to aid a  road running for close upon _-'30 miles  through a howling wilderness is not conceived in wise or progressive statesmanship. We at once concede that a railway  will prove of immense advantage to a portion of Cariboo, and it that section is to  make inward strides it must have an outlet of this kind, We do assert, however,  that it is premature to start a line from  Bute Inlet, and for hundreds of miles  traverse a country .which can never be  made a desirable one. or be able to produce sufficient traffic to pay even the axle  grease required to operate it. This undertaking, too, has a land grant of 20,000  acres per mile attached to it. It is not  yet announced whether the land and the  $1,000 per mile are to go Hand in hand,  anil which would be as wild a scheme as  ever was promoted for stock-jobbing purposes. The Bute Inlet-Quesnelle railway  is not a pressing necessity anil none know  this better than those who for years past  have been toying with it and burdening  the government to their fullest extent.  The s ittlers of the Eraser river valley,  beyond dispute, a re anxious for a railway.  The views of the World on the subject  are so well known that we need hardly  repeat them. Our belief is that from the  coast to the upper end of Chillawack the  distance is nearer four score miles than it  is sixty. If the Vancouver, Victoria tV.  Eastern railway company, with the government subsidy of $1,000 per mile, can  finance and build the road in accordance  with the terms of its charter, it will accomplish a task which will entitle it to  the gratitude of the entire community.  But it, too, like the Penticton-lvettle Miver  road, stops far short of where it should  go. Surely the government must be  aware of this fact, and that to be of any  practical advantage to. the great and  rapidly developing interior, the direct  railway into Kootenay must be built, and  that ii't the earliest possible date. The  cities on the coast are getting the trade  of Cariboo at present and the condition  of things is certain to continue for many  years to come. It is not so, however,  with other sections of the vast interior.  We fear the government has not grasped  the situation in respect of this large commerce as it should have done. The demand by the people for the direct line  into Kootenay has not. been answered its-  it should have been. We are not aware  that there has been such a general outburst of feeling for the Bute Inlet-Oucs-  nelle line as there has been for that which  everybody seems to want in this portion  of the Mainland.  BngliEjlniien will Build the Smelter.  The Vancouver city council has accepted a smelter and refinery offer from .1. A,  Evans & Co., of London, England. They  are, within a year, to spend $000,000 on a  building and plant, capable of treating  both lead and copper ores, and agree to  employ no Chinese or .Iapaue.se. lure-  turn the city gives tax exemption for ten  years, and a sufficient free public water  The starting up of Buchanan's enlarged  sawmill,   which   is now  running on  full  time, the operations of the Kaslo sampling works,  the electric light plant, and  the planing mill make quite a busy neighborhood of Kaslo bay.    The movement of  trains in the same locality give a further  appearance of vitality  t'>  the  neighborhood.   The   enlarged   mill  premises  and  ,the new machinery make  this establishment the foremost of its kind in  the district.    Vet the activity in building.during  the coming season  will doubtless give  it  full employment, and an ample supply of  logs, it is said, will be forthcoming.  Walter Marshall, who was formerly  connected with the firm of S. J. Atkins Sc  Co. in Kaslo, returned to the city from  Southern California last Saturday and  will make Kaslo his permanent residence.  T. C. Wells, now of Itossland, but well  known in the Ainsworth and Slocan districts, spent two or three days in the city  this week, and was warmly greeted by  many old friends.  Alderman Buchanan's by-law for the  division of the city into wards provides  for three wards. Ward one is to consist  of that portion of the city lying east of  the centre of Fourth street. Ward two  will embrace the portion lying between  the centres of Fourth and Sixth streets,  and the remainder of the civic territory  will constitute ward three. The by-law  also provides two aldermen for each ward.  The-present council has five aldermen  elected by the whole city.  Real estate transactions are becoming  more and more frequent in the city and  prices arc stiffening.. Two lots on B avenue were sold yesterday at a< price more  than eighty per cent in advance of what  they would have brought a year ago.  S. If. Green, the efficient postmaster,  has the plans prepared for a residential  building which he will construct on B  avenue for his own use. It will be located near the residence of the mayor.  Traffic on the Kaslo & Slocan railway  has been seriously impeded by snow slides  during the past week. No trains went  through from Friday night until Tuesday,  when the passengors were brought down  after a transfer from Payne mountain to  McCuigan station. Several small bridges  were swept from their location and two  or three bents of iv large bridge above  McGuigan were badly injured, some of  the posts being displaced. The chief difficulty is on Payne mountain, where there  is a large slide which Mils almost as rapidly as it is taken out. The management  is making energetic efforts to open up the  line, but in spite of their exertions it will  require a considerable time to clear the  road. However, daily trips are now being made, but passengers only are taken.  The much talked of case of the complaint made by Alderman Buchanan  against city clerk Cbipman, which was to  have been tried before Judge Form last  Friday, was again postponed, as the judge  could not remain. It it now doubtful  whether the judge will return for the  trial and it will be difficult to find two  local justices of the peace willing to adjudicate upon it.  The meeting which was called for last  Friday evening to consider some resolutions which were passed at a Kamloops  meeting, calling upon the dominion government to disallow the bill granting an  extension of time to the British Columbia  .Southern railway, did not amount to  much. Only four or live attended anil  the majority of them did not wait long  enough to effect any organization, so that  there was not oven an opportunity offered  the promoter of the meeting to explain  the reasons for disallowance. Perhaps it  was as well; as Mr. Laurier is said to  have announced that the bill will be permitted to take its course.  Charles Benton has acquired Irom Isaac  Lewis and M. P. Bogle the. mineral claims  Morning anil Jessie K.. on White Grouse  mountain . near Goat river, agreeing to  pay them and others the sum of one thousand dollars, within thirty days, and to  organi'/sc it company under the laws of the  state of Washington, and within fifty  days to deliver to the venders and others  200,000 shares of the capital stock of the  company.  The'reverend I). 1). Proper, of Seattle,  who is officially connected with the missions of the Baptist church, has been looking over the Kaslo field, anil may conclude  to send a missionary of that faith to labor  here.  The city council, on Tuesday last, made  an inspection of Kaslo creek with a view  of further works to prevent its encroachments during the freshet season. It is  thought that.a small expenditure at present may be the means of saving considerable property. The protective work al  ready- built was effective, but an cxten  Jon is deemed necessary.  Notice has been given at the  board of the introduction of a  amending t he existing license by  is rumored that the rate of saloon  will be raised and an additional rate  placed upon shows of the variety kind  List cf Those who  Were  Put  in   Nomination  t for Civic Honors.  Tuesday was a busy day for those who  take an interest in municipal politics, and  a rather trying one for returning officer.  Charles St. Barbe, who was in the court  house from 12 o'clock to 2 o'clock to receive nominations. The chief difficulty  was occasioned by the lack of observance  on the part of the agents of the candidates  of the necessity for having their nominating papers comply with the regulation  form. The returning officer was not inclined to raise technical objections, however, and everything was in order before  the specified time elapsed. The following  nominations were received, and as a result fourteen citizens will invite the judgment of the electorate at the poll:  I'D it  MAYOR.  CAXDIDATIO.  .lotin Houston .  John A. Turner  I'ftOI'OSKIC   W. C. McLean    C. W. West   FOR Al.DKRMKN.  SliCONDIil:.  Colon C. Hrow n  ....P. J. ltnssill  C'ANIiIllATB.  K. a Arthur   A. (J. Jiiicliaiian .,  Alexander Dow...  K. .1. I'arlcy    Frank Fletcher ..  James A. Gilker..  Charles llillyer. .  John J. Malone ..  Patrick .I.ltussell  W. I-'. Teetzcl.  SKCOXDIiK.  ... .<;. W. Steele  ..Geo. A. Hunter  Kdward Che-ley  .John Guru  PIlOI'OSKIt.  ���. W. IT. Grnliam...  .lioU. ii. Hedley...  ..John IloiXon   .Richard W.Day..        Arthur E. Hodgins Gilbert Stanley  liohl. A. Itenwick V. A. McISealh  ..A. II. Clements Jacob Dover  ...Ja-i. Mcl'hcc T.G.Iioy  . Geo. UeMaine Alex. Allan  ....Fred Irvine  A. II. Kelly  ICdnmiid C. Traves...P. J. Itussell Geo. A. B. Hal!  C. W. West K. II. II. Applcwaile G. W. Steele  How to Vote on Thursday. ,  The ballot to be used at the muuicipal  election on Thursday is an absolutely secret one, so that every elector, when he  goes into the polling booth, may vote for  the candidates of his choice without fear  of having his vote traced afterwaid.  There will be two ballot papers given to  each voter, the names of the mayoralty  candidates being printed upon one and  the names of the aldermanic candidates  upon the other. Each elector may vote  for six aldermen, but any ballot paper  marked in favor of more than six aider-  manic candidates will be rejected when  the returning officer makes his count of  the vote.  Those who wish to vote the straight  Houston ticket should mark their ballots  in this manner:  FOR   MAYOR  X  HOUSTON,  JOHN  TURNER,  JOHN   ANTHONY  FOR  ALiDEHMKN.  ARTHUR,   EDWARD,CHARLES  BUCHANAN,   ANGUS  CHARLES  X  DOW,   ALEXANDER  FARLEY,   FRANKLIN  JEFFERSON  X  FLETCHER,   FRANK  X  GILKER,   JAMES  ARTHUR  X  HILLYER,   CHARLES  X  MALONE,  JOHN  J.  RUSSELL,   PATRICK   JOSEPH  TEETZEL,   WILLIAM   FRANKLIN  TRAVER, EDMUND CORNELIUS  WEST~C H ARLES WILL IA M  The Nelson Land Registry Oflice.  J. Fred Hume should place the government on record in the matter of the establishment of a land registry oflice for the  district of West Kootenay at Nelson.  When the Nelson delegation, composed  of John Houston, John Elliot, Charles  llillyer and J. Fred Hume, called upon  the cabinet members, they agreed to establish such an oflice at Nelson, aud nothing could be lost by bringing the matter  up in the house. When the estimates  were published and no provision was  made for the maintenance of such an  office, considerable disappointment was  manifested throughout the town. There  is of course a chance that the office may  be provided for in the supplementary estimates, but it may happen that no additional expenditure may be necessary.  In the opinion of many, the present court  house could-be-utilized, and as the work  of the district is at present done by the  registry office in -Victoria, the establishment of the new office would call for the  transfer of officials rather than the employment of additional help. Kootenay  requires a land registry office, and requires  it badly, and the member for the district  should continue to do all in  his power to'  secure it.      ;.   Rossland's Municipal Election.  There were 1007 votes cast in Rossland's  first municipal election. The main interest centered around the contest i'or the  ���mayoralty, which lay between Robert  Scott, the late mayor of Gait, Ontario,  and C. 0. Lalonde, ex-councillor of Port-  Arthur, Ontario. Mr. Scott received ."iSI>  votes and Mr. Lalonde 171, there being  only 10 spoiled ballots. The aldermen  elected were G. A. Eraser, Hector McPhei -  son. J. B. Johnson, H.J. Raynier, W. A.  Campbell and II. S. Wallace.  KOlt  MAVOK.  Robert Scott .::.'.        ;VC  I'. O. Lalonde    l"l  same  rights and  privileges as the secta- centrales  trom   the   Slocan   were   made comp.my  to  make a   shipment  at   once ted a smelter and refinery offer from .I. A. readv built 'was effective, but an cxten-         Majority for hctt..   rT/l-nn    *m.imrh          J<",x JIo,'s'''oN- through the outport ot Hevelstoke during from  the dump, but .the  rain  has  made Evans fc Co., of London, England.   They sion is deemed necessary.                                                                kou au,k.,��.,.:s.  j>cl-on, -Inii:_ui, i. -).  the mouth of March: rawhiding. impracticable  until   the trad ft          .,.                ���               d $(10()()()() on ., N(fLiw.  has  buen  Riven  at  the council ifetor Me.'ilerson::"::::'::..:::'.:";:::..::  *?���-_���.,._ p-oriinn- nmm                                                                              Tons Value can be again packed with snow, and'1 his ,    .'   .             ,     ,                   ,,      ,.'        ,. , ,     ,���   ,,      ���   ,      ,                 ,.       ,     . .1. n. .loimson   jcn&ios _._aumg Boom. .sir.^r. SLar    mi s  ens:; work lias been begun.    When t his is done building  and   plant,  capable of   treating board  ol   the   introduction   of   a   by-law it. J. iiayiner   The building boom has  fairly starled, ^(Viioy':'::.'.:..'.:.'.:'..'.:::: ..:.' 't.i 'i/iw thcboiler and pumping machinery are to both lead .and copper ores, and  agree to amending the existing license by-law.    It n^wiinac^                   '.'.V.'.".'...'.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.  and Front street resounds to the music of iiouiutr.ix <jhi��.-f     io -.'Hit be hauled in, as at present the gang sent employ  no  Chinese  or  Japanese,    lure- is rumored that the rate of saloon licenses w ii. Hi-li ��� ���-   the hammer aud saw.    At the corner of 1,:"^''i��'i^e  m .   i-V��ir to do development work is troubled  with turn tho city gives tax exemption for ten will   be  raised   mill   an   additional   rate |(-"'S:;:: ["'.".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.  'Front and Fifth streets George Alexander         Total :��:u 5��|.<mi too much water. years, and a sufficient free public water1 placed upon shows of the variety kind. c.Vvitnen I'io.i.iin.'.'. . '.'."'"...'.   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Sojourning  brethren invited.  but sought to create the impression  his sole incentive iu so doing was a desire  to see the province developed. It has  since transpired that Kdgar Dewdney is  a stockholder and director in Ilcinze's  railway company, a company that is  ng government aid, and a company  ;eeki  The Ames Hbiden Go's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should ber.worn  by everybody who wants a"first-class mountain boot.  SATURDAY MORNING APRIL  10, 1S.17  Two alien labor bills have been introduced   in  the commons  at Ottawa, and  from   the   present  temper of  the house  there is every chance of an alien law going  upon the statutes.    "While it is to be regretted that any spirit of hostility should  exist between  Canadians and citizens of  the   United States, it cannot  be denied  that such hostility is the fruit of the un-  neighborly   legislation   of   the   republic.  For years  the   United  States has given  .force and effect to an alien labor law, and  under it has permitted all manner of petty  persecutions of Canadians. The celebrated  Corliss amendment, embodied iu the  immigration bill which  president Cleveland  refused to sign, was but an amplification  of the  present alien labor law designed  with a view to reaching a few Canadians  whom   the present law does  not reach.  The refusal of president Cleveland to give  the same the force of law, was no doubt  gratifying to the people of Canada, but it  did not remove their cause for complaint,  as the original alien labor law still stands,  it may be that when  United States citizens have been subjected to irritating annoyances under this head, they will  prevail upon their government toadopt more  liberal   measures with  respect  to Canadians.    The people of Canada have been  very slow to resent the indignity which  the United States cast upon them several  years ago by its alien labor law, but now  that they have made a move in  the matter, they will, no doubt, go as far as possible to settle old scores.  PiiUMiKK. Tcunkk has introduced a bill  in the legislature embodying what he has  been  pleased   to  term   the  government's  railway policy.    In a few words the new  policy is a declaration  on  the part of the  ..  government   that   it    ,vill  assist certain  railways to the extent of.a bonus of $-1000  per'mile.    These include a line from Pen-,  ticton   to  the  Boundary  Creek .district,  about .100 miles: a line from  the coast to  Chilliwa'ck, GO miles; and a line from Bute  Jnlet to Quesnelle, 230, miles.   The subsidies are uot to be payable.until  the railways ,!iro  ready for operation, and it is  provided Chat i:o subsidy is to be granted  under the act to .a company who have already  been  granted  a  land  subsidy, except  upon  the  condition  that  the company's lands are thrown open to purchase  on the same terms as crown lands.   The  bill provides for the borrowing of $_,:")(.)(),-  000, of which sum   it is  proposed  to give  the   British    Pacific   Railway    company  $020,000,   the   Heinze   road   to  Pentictoii  $100,000,  and   the   coast-Kootenay   road  $2-10,000.    There  will  then  remain a balance  of $010,000, which   the  government  will  no doubt use for general'purposes.  When the  bill  comes  up for its  second  reading, it should  be modified so that no  railway   company   can   secure   the cash  bonus and retain  its laud grant as well.  It is time that the government of British  Columpia   went   out  of the  business   of  buildingrailroads for .private corporations.  Whkn it leaked outlast .summer that  lieutenant-governor Dewdney was in  England boosting for ilein/.e's railway  scheme Tiik TuiiifNK denounced such  conduct. The ���government organs in Vancouver and Victoria dei'endwl the offending official and denied the truth of the  story. When lieutenant-governor Dewdney returned to Victoria he admitted that  working under a charter which requires  the performance of certain things to the  satisfaction-of the lieutenant-governor in  council. Thisw6uld.be considered scandalous in any other province, but in Victoria it is winked at. When the matter  came up in' the house, attorney-general  Kborts said that the government had but  recently learned that Dewdney was a  director of the company, but that it did  not matter to the government whether  he was a"director or not. Those who read  the speech' of Williams of Vancouver,  which appears iu another column, can  form some idea of the way in which things  arc drifting in Victoria.  Tiik debate in the legislature upon the  estimates developed a want of confidence  motion which was moved by iMr. Scmlin,  leader of the opposition, and seconded by  Mr. Hume, the member for Southwest  Kootenay. If the members of the governmental party at Victoria required the  confidence of the electors such a motion  might have some force and effect, but as  matters stand it will doubtless be voted'  down. Premier Turner, whom his friends  love to call a statesman, has the constituencies so fixed that he does not require  the support of anything like the majority  of the electors to retain a majority in the  legislature. There are three divisions  among the provincial legislators. Two-  thirds of them are honest men of average  ability, equally divided upon the question  of supporting the administration of Premier Turner. The other third, constituting the balance of power, is made up of  self-seekers, representingpocket boroughs,  who support the Turner government upon  the assumption that it is easier to obtain  concessions from his government than  from any other likely to be created iu its  stead. These conditions are not favorable to the passage of a want of confidence  motion, and for this reason it is not wise  to expect anything from such a source.  "William .J. Buvax, the defeated free  silver candidate for the presidency of the  United States, appeared* in  the supreme  court at Washington on Tuesday in a railway case  which  involved   the  constitutionality of the law of the state of Nebraska to regulate  railroads, to classify  freights and fix rates.    As British Columbia suffers in common with all other sections of tho American continent from the  effects of railway monopolies,  the argument advanced by AV. J. Bryan in favor  of governmental interference is not without interest.    In opening he said it was  unfortunate there was no established rule  by which the court was to determine "what  were reasonable rates.   A railroad is, toa  certain  extent, a   monopoly, and  people  cannot depend on laws of competition to  protect them from the extortions of such ���  monopoly.    In deciding what was reasonable rates, he argued, the court must not  base  them on  present values.     Farmers  and storekeepers, whose property fell in  value, could not charge higher rates, not  having a monopoly, and railroads cannot  be governed by the same rules as others,  as the  people areMhe  victims   of   their  monopoly.    The rights of citizens to reasonable rates are as sacred as those of railroads to reasonable profits.  It is said that the Sieur Joly de Lotbin-  iere will accept the governorship of the  Northwest Territaries in order to be a  thousand miles nearer to his dear friend  Li Hung Chang.  i\Iu. SiiAi-ciiNK.s.sy, of the C. P. R., is  responsible for the statement that the  Kootenay smelter can be supplied with  coke from the Crow's Nest Pass mines at  $")., and that this will cause American ores  to be brought to this province to be  smelted. ;   Thomas K. Kitciikn, member of the  provincial legislature, died at his home at  Chilliwaek on Monday morning. .Upon  receiving word of .Mr. Kitchen's death the  legislature adjourned for one day. Now  that Thomas K. Kitchen is dead the newspapers which persecuted him through life  will try and balance their account with  the dead by publishing fulsome obituary  notices. Kitchen's fearless independence  was what few of the coast newspapers  could understand.  that    he held that the exports were the' pulse  of the business of a country.    Taking the  board of trade figures���which presumably  were   correct���the   exports   for  lSOii   exceeded  those for  ISOfi  by $1,500,000;   exceeded! those for'ISO!  by. $2,750,000, and  the exports i'or  ISO:-; by nearly $."5,000,000.  That showed that the country was in a  prosperous state, and  he  held   that  the  government had not taken advantage of  that prosperity, nor had they presented  a   statement  commensurate    with    that  prosperity.    Since confederation the expenditure, with the exception of one year,  had .annually exceedeil the revenue, and,  so  far as  he could  see.   so   long  as the.  present     government     was     in    power  there was no hope of the revenue equalling,   let.  alone   exceeding,   the   exendi-  tttre.     In   1X90 tho revenue ��� was  $9S0.702;  expenditure. $1,(HI.723, showing a deficit  of   $021,001.     In   180."i   the   revenue   was  $821,000:   the   expenditure,  $l,"3l-l,-IO"3;   a  deficit  of   $002,7hi    That   was a pretty  good record for any government; a record  of which they might be proud!    It  was his opinion that the government simply made the wildest guesses in regard to ���  the estimates in their endeavor to hit off  the probable revenue, showing that they  did   not   properly   grasp   the   situation.  Take the estimates for 180.100, was there  anything there of which the finance minister could  feel   proud ?     Beceipts  from  land sales wore put at $180,000, and  the  receipts   were   $01,000,  so   that   on  that  point the  finance minister was only out  $110,000.   Then look at the returns from  timber leases; the estimate was $10,000,  the receipts were $27,870.     Only out $12,-  121!   Miners' licenses,  the estimate was  20,000, the actual receipts from that source  of revenue were $*)l,0;")3.    The minister of  finance was only out $28,0:"52 on that.   The  real property tax was estimated to bring  in $8:5,000, but the receipts  were $03.MS.  Only out  $8,1-18 on  that.    The printing  office was estimated to bring in $:Io00: it  brought in $11,100; only out $5701. Pretty  goodguesser! (Laughter.)   The honorable  member   instanced   several   other   items  where   the   returns    materially   differed  from   the. estimates,   bringing  (he total  miscalculation up to $203,51.1  .If by any  possible chance the sum  total of the receipts  was about  the same as  the estimated  expenditure, surely  the hon.  the  minister of finance could not  claim any  credit for that.  ITon. Mr. Turner���Shows how clever we  did it.  Mr. AVilIianis--.lt shows that you could  not grasp the financial problem, but acted  in   a   go-as-you-please   sort    of   a   way.  (Laughter.)    lie held  that  this government had been extravagant and wasteful  in the expenditure of the public money.  One thing in  which   he considered  that  they had been most wasteful and extravagant was in the money they had spent  in traveling about the country at the public   expense���in   fact  they  had  even  extended   their   travels   to   foreign   lands.  (Laughter.)   Let them look at page  1,035  of  the sessional  papers for 185)0, and between the dates of 30th of June, 1S5J-I, and  30th of ."June, 1805, they would find  that  the   provincial  secretary  took  a trip to  Ottawa���what' his   object   was   he  (tlw?.  speaker) did not know nor had  he been  able to ascertain���but he managed to expend $150.    Then  we come to the attorney-general; presumably it was his first  trip, but he got rather more extravagant  afterwards.    The  trip  was   supposed  to  be on business, but it must have been political, because he turned over his brief  to another.    This little trip cost $387.8.1  Then there was tiie hon. the late piemier  of   the  province,    lie   had  been  a  very  good  traveller  indeed.    Ife  had   paid   a  visit  to   Wast and   West   Kootenay,   for  which  the country paid $108.    Then  the  provincial secretary took a flying tiip to  Ottawa,   which cost the country a lump  sum of $200.  The trip of Hon. G. 13. Martin to his  home in Kamloops, which cost the i rov-  ince $100 in addition to his sessional mileage, was touched upon, as well as Attorney-General l_bert's expensive trip to  Great Britain and LOnrope, which occupied 131 days and cost the province $1,-  872.  -The looseness of the government's railway policy came in for considerable attention. The case of the Nakusp iV. Slocan railway was cited.    The government  will  DEWDNEY   IN...A    MESS.  he  had tried to aid   Ileinze in   England,    enjoyed,  jiulging froni'the" ex ports,'juid  The Charge that He Is Interested with Helnze  Clearly Established.  The feature of the debate upon the  budget last week was the speech of A;  Williams the senior member for the city  of, Vancouver. It was a remarkable  speech, and created considerable stir, and  so far the government members have not  been able to satisfactorily explain the  matters touched upon by AVilliams. The  following extracts are taken from The  Times report of the debate:  _ Ii\ Williams, after a few introductory  remarks, admitted that it was true that  the year just ended was one of the most  prosperous  that this  province had ever  had no details of freight, the numler of  passengers, or anything-else, and yet the  province was supposed to get 10 per cent  of the total earnings. On 28th February," 189(5, an order was passed by the  house asking for a return, giving all this  information, the freight, number of passengers; etc., etc., but to this day those returns had not been brought clown���or at  least if they had been he had been iiiable  to find any trace of them. Notwit! standing that resolution the house was rot- yet  in possession of these details, and presumably the government was not. How  then were they to arrive at the 10 per  cent which they were supposed to collect?  Then there was the "Victoria and Sidney  railway, for which the province was paying 2'per'cent. It is high time that some  inquiry was made into the working of  these roads. l  There was another'matter to  which he  wished to refer.    This  was an  incorrect  answer given to him  by the  premier  in  answer to a question.    He had asked the  premier the following question: "Has the  Columbia  ifc   Western   railway  company  placed a deposit with the provincial government, in compliance with'section 3 of  the  Columbia   it   Western  railway.act,  1800?   If so, what was the said  security  'deposited?"       To these questions here-  plied that security had been deposited on  the Mth  of October, 185)0.    In answer to  the nature of that security, (if any) he replied, by bond, and  that name and address of   the  bondsman   was   l'\   August  Ifein/.e, of Trail, B. C.    In  answer  to a  question as to the conditions of the bonds  he replied, to be supplanted by $75,000 of  first mortgage bonds of the railway company as soon as issued.    Why he  made  use of the expression, "as soon as issued,"  he would leave that for the house to judge,  but it was uot consistent with  the fact.  The condition of that bond was (hat Mr.  Meinze was to deposit the $75,000  bond  before the 15th of December, ISOO, and the  hon.  the premier knew  tho condition of  that  bond,  and   further   knew  that the  time for depositing the bond had elapsed.  The bond had been given for $50,000 on  Wood Tooth-picks  75c per doz  Vin Mariani $1.00 per bottle till April  15th.  and   Painters'   Supplies  sold cheap for cash.  Extra, Playing Cards $1.50 per doz.  32 WEST BAKER ST.  Electric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power 50 miles from your mines with our system  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them  British Columbia Branch Offices        G_^!S�� Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  eater  diiarantecd 7 pur cent, bolter than any oilier make of healer      The WebMcr System of Dealing -ivitli Kxhaust Stoam relieves back pressure on engine  Ihe ?,lor.-e Valve liesonlcr will reseat any Mylc of valve without removing valve  Darling Bros. Adjustable Pipe Cutter Guts Pipe, any metal5 3-4- to 24 inches in diameter  .Slreel Hydrants, ('.'ate Valves, Pipe. Orescent Drill Steel, Wire Hope  Office, Hodgins building, next Pnair Hotel, Nelson  Freight and Passenger IClevalors . '  Write FRANK DARLINC, Sole Agent for British Columbia  October 1-ibh,   ISOO, and  by the   J.Ttli  of  December, 1S!X>, there was to be deposited  with  tiie minister of! fimince first mortgage bond-; of thu company to the amount  of $7:5,000 for security, and  the bond recites Lhat the company should   have on  the lirst section of the railway, consisting  of Hi miles, a series of bonds, being 2,5(J0  at $1,000 each, and H.OOO at $.100 each, with  interest at (i prr cent, making $5,000,000 in  all.    These  bonds   wore secured  on  the  line, rolling stock and  plant of the railway by mortgage.    He wenld ask the attorney-general   if   he  had  inspected   the  deed or a, copy of it, and if he had, did he  pass that deer! and those securities ?    Itad  the oilier ministers seen it?   Jf they had,  then they were not fib to make our laws.  They had no right to accept a bond of  that kind, because iL was not in compliance  with   the   terms   of   the 'contract.  There was another matter of grave import to which he wished to call their attention.    Nob being satisfied with the replies he had received  from  the  hon. the  premier in this matter, he had asked him  to show  him  the bonds  and  the   papers  relating Lo lliein.   The result had  been  sufficient to considerably astonish him.  Jt was necessary, in compliance with  the by-laws of this company, that these  bonds should be executed at a meeting of  the directors especially called for the  purpose, lie had procured a copy c.f the  minutes of that meeting. These minutes  showed that Hon. b). Dewdney was a director of the railway company; the records showed that the lieutenant-governor  in council had extended the lime for six  months mentioned in section 8 of the subsidy act for the posting of the mortgage  bonds.  '���f do not wish to say one word disrespectful of the lieutenant-governor," observed the Vancouver member, "but if  the ITon. K. Dewdney. mentioned as one  of the directors of this company, is the  same Hon. \i. Dewdney who is lieutenant-  governor, I am at a loss for language  strong enough enough to use in connection with this matter." Hon. M. Dewdney  as a director of the company filed plans  satisfactory to Lieut.-Oovernor Dewdney.  lion. 1_. Dewdney gives a bond satisfactory to himself. The act is full of clauses  where matters are left to the decision of  the lieutenant-governor in council. He  did notsay the lieutenant-governor should  not be in a speculation of any kind, but  nothing could justify his conduct in connection with the Columbia & Western.  s  ass Railway and  The Sloean River  Railway  arc to be built daring- the year  1S97. Construction work has  already commenced on the last  named. These two roads with  the two already having- terminals at Nelson will make Nelson  the railway center of Southern  British Columbia. Real estate  in railway centers rapidly increases in value���-often more  rapidly than stocks in undeveloped mines���and Nelson will  be no exception. The following" described property is choice  and the prices such.as to insure  purchasers ag-ainsr. making* a  losing':  Will   start about   JVlareh    15th  with   about  double   its   former  capacity    in    all  7,000,000   feet of  contract for earlv  departments,  log's   under  delivery.  The Planing' Mill  and Factory  Is now running full time under I lie management  of O. "���". Doty, a eonipetenl ���tlraunliL.'-niai) and  inechanie wlio will furnish special drawings free  of charge.  New Designs  in house interiors, oilice arid More lixt.ures. ifai'o  work, mantles, hraekels. mouldings, bookcases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders I'or all such work executed iu an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  Direct from Belgium expected this month. Hough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc.. always in nlock.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors  Yard and branch oilice  Kelson.  foot of  Ilendiyx Street.  G. 0. BUCHANAN  NELSON   PROPERTY  I'rice  aixr.'il feet on   Baker street,   with   _-t,lory  oilice building.   Terms .?,'),i'50  Silxlil) feet on  Vernon street, with  2-stoiy  business block.   Terms   ;"i..V.O  2.'i\'1'Jii feet, on Vernon street with improvements.   Terms    l.ttiu  lOOx-rifl feet, on Vernon street, (11 corncri with  improvements'.   Terms   :'),.'M)  fiUxiaj feel at corner of Ward aud Hoover  street*, with Ill-room dwelling house.   All  modern conveniences.   Terms.. ���  1,1(00  '23x120 feet on Victoria street, with 2-story  dwelling.    Terms   .........  2,200  Ii2.jxl20 feet on Victoria street, with cottage  Terms..-   2,";">0  2.'>xl20   feet corner Victoria and   Hendryx  .   streets.   Term-; ..          S/iO  Parlies having lots in Si I���  verton, and wishing to  sell may find a buyer by  ressing or calling on  OUTSIDE  PROPERTY  An undivided onc-fotirlh interest in Trout,  Lake t'ity lownhilo, in Lardcau district.  Terms         Price  2,000  HOUSTON  The business centre for the rich  mines on Spring'er Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is,one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  to  500 each  FlftNK FLETCHER, Trustee.  Olllce :   Corner Vernon and  Ward streets. Nelson. B.  O.  Cor. Vernon and Ward Sts,, Nelson.  C.   E_  DOTY  KASLO,   B.C.  CT  cor: i:rcs i>oni> icncrc soi,ioitkd.  Near corner Victoria and Stanley slreel*���  Views of all parts of Kootenay  Photograph-' in the latest styles  (iiianintee sal i.-l'aclion  NOTICE.  I hei'eby give notice that thirty days after this date,!  intend to apply to the assi-lant commissioner of lands  and works for a lease of this land (Will acre-) for a term of  twenty-one years, for the purpose of 'opening up and  working a stone quarry. ARTHUR A.SS.KJJN.  Dated at, Pilot Bav. West Kootenav. this 20th dsiy of  Jlarch. 1S97. '  [.March 27th.)  UI'JSX'ltll'TlOX.  Commencing at, a post marked "Arthur Asselin's S.  K. Corner." on the west, bank of Crawford Hay about one  mile south of Crawford crook, tlionco northerly 10 chain"  to a post marked "Assclin's X. K Corner."' thence 10  chains westerly lo a post, marked "Asselin's N. W.  Corner," thence 10 chains southerly to a post marked  "Asselin's S. W. Corner," thence 10 chains ea'-turly lo Hie  point of commencement., containing 111!) acres more or less.  Cold ...  Silver..  Lead...  Copper  2S Broad Street,   ��1 00      1 00       I 00      2 00  <_?  Victoria, Ji. C.  Oold and Silver   Lead and Silver   Copper, Silver, Oold..  ?1 .i0  1 50  8 00  -nit -r  i i     Other metals on application.   All samples to he sent  VIPS    i ftiinSfln       carriage paid and clearly marked, and to be advised bj  illia.   (JUiIll&UII.  I  idtor enclosing charges.  Kiln-dried and other Lumber  can now be obtained at the  yard; also Sashes, Doors, Veranda and Newel Posts, Base  and Corner Blocks, Brackets,  Balusters, Mouldings, Etc.,  Etc.,  at lowest prices.  PRIVATE   BOARD  Persons desiring a pleasant and quiet boarding place,  either by day or week, will find superior accommodations  at Ihe Woods block, Corner Slanlcv and Victoria streets.  MPS. "WOODS.  A  _���  Si  Si  l_��_____l<WMW_mi^^ TEfTjJi-TT-."'":: i'.i"'WTi'*.'JT-"i��."A> *������.�� ���.-.'��. ^i./.J'T^'TT^-i--'1���-:.*-'.:'^'..-,-,; ������. ������.fr.i'.-7>--J"'.'i�� ���.'>.������",  l2a THE T/KiBUXE:   NELSON", B. C,'.SATURDAY
, Capital,s
Best,
all paid,
up,     -
$12,000,000
6,000,000
Sir DONALD ,A.  SMITH	
,Ilon. GF.O.  A; DRUM.IOXD,
K. S. CLOUSTON	
 President
 Vice-President
 General Manager
nsr____so:r>r J3_s,^.3srcz_:
N.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.
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A   TALE   OF   THREE   WINDOWS.
Explanation of a Difficult Situation at a Seaside Hotel Droug-lit About by  Chance.
Then; wmh one rule govern.up, tiie tttlk
in tho window th.'it nobody ever broke.
11 might be.hidl" past i, or it might be so
iliu'lc Uiitt the I'm cos of people passing up
the avenue were hardly distinguishable
through the club windows. There was a
difference in somcthingelse than the degree of light between these two periods.
It kept one of the club waiters busy creating this difference, but, it usually existed by the time tho group tit the lirst
window broke up und started for home.
The rule was never broken. It was an
important one, necessary to tho unity of
thegroup, which might have been wrecked
permanently had ic been violated. Kffec-
bive as it was. the rule was simple. It
was not to speak of the women who passed
up or down the avenue in front of that
window. That any of these women might
be a friend or a relative of the hien gathered around the table by the window the
little group that met there regularly
knew very well. The appreciation of this
fact served originally to "'suppress, any
word of comment, favorable or otherwise,
that rose to the lips, and after awhile this
discretion became no longer a matter of
thoughtfulness or restraint witth the men
when a woman passed who attracted attention in one-way or another; J t might
be that she was strikingly beautiful, or
that she was known as the heroine of
some recent story. Btit 'whatever she
wtis the group kept still. She passed
without exciting a word of comment.
In the. summer, afternoons, when the
men inside were fewer in number and
there were fewer passers on the street for
them to watch, there was no relaxation
of the rule. From force of habit they
kept still. So they were speechless at the
sight of a young girl who came tip the
avenue late one summer afternoon. She
was known to all of them by sight and to
most of them by name, for her maiden
name was oue long known, in New -York.
When.'she changed it for another there
was no deterioration in the social position
that it indicated. Only a few weeks before her name had been discussed in connection with ;i divorce in a western city.
As she walked on .up. the avenue., the girlish freshness of her beauty, her air of
naive irresponsibility, and the childish
modesty of her manner impressed every
-man who saw her. But noiie-of the club
men had a word to say. For once, however, the rule was almost broken. A
young southerner sab at the table. The
sight of the woman had a curious effect
on him, and she had not passed out of
view before he suddenly asked;
■■ ."What in thunder is that woman's
name?"
He had never heard of the rule, but he
learned that it existed two minutes after
he spoke. He had asked the question
hurriedly,, even, excitedly, bub hiscom-
panions were unmoved. -.10very one continued to stare phlegmatically out at the
sidewalk. After a pause his chief friend
in the group answered leisurely :
"Thao is a young Mrs. 13!ank,"
The stranger felt his mistake. The
other inen, to relieve him of embarrassment, talked as though their rule had nob
been broken, until a short time afterward
the group separated. Some ot the men
went out to dinner, others to the' club
(lining room. The southerner and his
friend were the only two persons left in
the room.
"That was a break, wasn't
stranger said when he and the
were alone.
"    "Wo never do  if," the  other     ....
swered.    "Hub outsiders cannot be expected to know."
"f don't think I could have helped it
even if I had known," was the stranger's
only answer, which was given in a resigned tone. J had seen her before under
circumstances that interested me deeply
iti her.
The other men having gone, the rule
winch held good only when more than
two were together did uot have to be observed. So even the club member could
ask questions now.
"Where was that?"
"Why, at Old Point Comfort, four
months ago, in my room, and, moreover,
nitting on my bed."
"And you didn't her name until now?"
"Hadn't the faintest idea what it was,
and couldn't find it out. I was awakened
one night at Old Point Comfort two days
after J had been sent there from Washington to serve in place of young Barrow,
who had been sent home on sick leave. J
had seen her before once or twice at the
hotel, but knew nobody to ask about her.
J was busy, moreover, at the fort trying
to get settled. When J was suddenly
awakened she got up off the bed and
started toward the window. She had
r;)ised it and was out before J got up from
it;j"  the
member
man  mi-
bed. I looked up and down the piaz/.a,
but there was no sign of her. Isidore f
was at the hotel again she had left, as I
found out several days afterward, lint I
could never discover her name ami I never
saw her again until she passed iti i'roiiL of
that window."
This curious story had not been told to
one so disinterested as the listener seemed
to' be. He knew the woman who had
passed the club, knew her well, and his
thoughts wei e just at that moment of a
wholly different character from .what his
friend suspected. The southerner attributed the rather unconcerned manner iu
which his friend listened to the story to
lack of interest iu it, and the fact that no
further reference was made to it he attributed to the same cause. That rather
failed to explain, however, why his host
was (piiot during dinner and why he excused himself before 9 o'clock, after making an engagement for tho next day. He
wondered why his friend was so unconcerned, and at the same time so unu-ually
reticent. Hut his mind was nob of the
analytical order, and he forgot till about
the "man after awhile in his wonder at
seeing again the woman who had once
been near him so unexpectedly and had
then seemed to disappear l'oiever.
But the man who had listened with
seeming indifference to the story was a
much more excited person when he had
separated from his friend and was hurrying to the woman who had p:issed in
front of the two metu that of all others
she would rather have'iiot neon together.
She was expecting him, and no time was
wasted after they met.
"You want to know how it happened':1''
she began, "and I'm toady to tell you the
whole story. What he says is true. But
only keep still and listen. You can tell
hini if you want to. Bub let me finish before you decide."
The man wanted above all things in the
world.at that moment to listen while she
talked.   So he obeyed her willingly.
"You remember when I went to Old
Point Last March? It was two weeks before I went to South Dakota to settle
there. If Iliad not come back here now
to New York for a visit that lieutenant
from Old Point would never have seen
me, and you mightn't have heard this
story, for a while, anyhow. I had no
idea" you knew him. You are going to
say you had no idea I knew him either.
Ui'it'l don't. The fact that he happened
to know me, even by sight, is due to the
fact that I was in his room' at the hotel.
J don't believe now he knows inv name.
You've told him? Well, you've only made
matters worse than they ever were, then.:
- "From the day J got to Old Point there
was one iuan who(determined to meet me.
I wanted to know nobody. 1 was about
to leave Arthur, and I had made up my
mind to beperfectiy quiet down there. I
was' with 'Mrs. B., anyhow, and 1 did not
want to lose her friendship. So it was
necessary for me to keepMXjttiet as possible. Btit- this creature haunted me.
AVlierever-,. I went in the hotel he was
there, leering into my face. Go where I
would L could not avoid him. He was a
Canadian, old and dissipated and with a
yellow, dried skin. His black eyes burned,
"though, like lire, and he had the hideous
grin of a hyena, But he never met me,
anil 1 would never let "him'" catch my eye.
I clung to Mrs. B. That was iny only
safety. But one night he did manage to
be introduced, and from that time,'unless
I was in my room with the door locked
that'man was certain to be in my society.
His maimer was insulting, insolently,
overbearingly.-' insulting,, aud his coarse
familiarity seemed to be founded on the
belief thatany wonian should be delighted
to be in his presence. He sent me,flowers
and he sent me novels—principally French
novels---which made one shudder by their
titles alone. He was intolerable, but he
was unavoidable. Escape him 1 could
not. 1 was delighted at the thought that
another day would end my stay in the
hotel. We came back to NewYork nearly
a week sooner than we expected, and 1
don't believe that poor Mrs. B. ever had
the faintest idea why 1 was so anxious to
get away.
"1 escaped him allthe day before we
left. When I went up that night to pack
the trunks 1 was enthusiastic over the
wbrk that seemed to me the real beginning of the home journey. The creature
hung about me until I could think of
nothing else bub getting away from him.
The weather had grown very warm, and
Mrs. B. had stayed down stairs while her
maid packed her trunks. I set to work
with so much fervor that I had soon finished,
"1 looked out of the windows and the
night was beautiful!' My work of packing the trunks had turned my thoughts
away from the creature at the hotel. J
began to think of my own affairs—of .my
divorce and the trip west. I stepped out
on the piazza and. absorbed in my own
thoughts, was strolling down the long
walk which, you know, goes all around
tiie hotel. I must have gone considerably
further than I realized, for [ suddenly
.saw in front of me the wretch who had
been dogging my footsteps at the hotel,
He had turned suddenly around the corner and was grinning at me as he walked
rapidly up.
"My first thought was to get away as
soon tis possible. So I took to my heels
and ran down the piazza as hard as I
eoijld and turned into my room. I pulled
down the window, and as J did so my pursuer was on the other side. I was tired
from the flight, but in the sense of safety
I felt at being'on the other side of the
window! recovered myself enough to wonder at the expression of the man's face,
He did not seem discomforted or ba filed;
he looked triumphant, like a man whose
suspicions had been proved true. I sat
quietly down on the edge of the bed and
wondered what that look could mean.
"As he glanced toward one side of the
room my eye followed his. I saw a uniform lying on a chair, and then I knew
what that expression on his face meant.
1 was not in my own room. I was iu a
man's, and the man was the oue with
whom he had accused me of trying to
have a flirtation-—a young officer whom I
had met but once, the man who was sitting with you in the club window this
afternoon, it seemed to me that we must
have sat there, facing each other, for an
eternity. Finally he went away, and as
I got up from the bed, which  I  had  not
dared to do before, ihe man in it awoke.
J had seen he was there the moment after
my eve fell on the uniform, i had been
afraid bo move, and £ had sat, holding my
breath, through that ordeal.
"He awakened as I arose, but I ran out
of the room before he realized' that J was
there. He must have seen me in the
moonlight, but J did not even know this
afternoon that he would recognize me. J
got back to my room, which was only a
few windows below, before he looked out.
When J got into my room I could hear
Mrs. B. breathing in the >room adjoining.
I dropped off. my wrapper and slipped
into bed, wandering if she had, noticed
my absence. I felt a sense of tremendous
relief, and the thoughts of what I. had
just been through kept running through
my mind.
*'l can't tell how long t had been there
before J threw my hand over. I felb a
man's coat, and sprang up so rapidly from
the bed that I was well toward thcopen
door of Mrs. B.'s room before I could stop
myself. I had .kept my self-possession
enough not to scream. My knees weretrem-
bling under me. It afterward seemed to
me that 1 could not have screamed if I
had tried. I knew that 1 could do nothing
more than wake Airs. B. 1 could not
have let her know that that man was in
my room. When I turned toward him
the same devilish smile was on his face,
the same fire in his little eyes.
"■You were noc so frightened in the
other room," he whispered.
"If a woman'ever put her soul into a
look 1 did when I stared at that man.
There was loathing in my .hole,' but there
was supplication as well. He had no idea
ot leaving the room. 1 was afraid to trust
myself to whisper a word, even if I had
been able to. He stood calmly smiling at
me. lb seemed to me there was no way
out of the situation. 1 was about to call
to Mrs. H. when I heard a voice on the
piazza.
"'She ran this'way,' it said. Here is a
window open. She may have gone in
there. We'll go in.' A negro's voice
answered, and J heard the steps of two
men walking rapidly toward my window.
" 'Did she take anything?' the voice of
the negro asked.
"The expression on the face of the man
who stood looking at me changed for an
instant. But the moment was mine. \
was willing to run to that officer on the
piazz-i and have him drag the man out of
the room. I could have explained the
whole thiug to him, and as I was going
away the next morning aud would leave
him behind there was no probability of
my ever seeing him again. I explained
every word of this resolve by my expression as plainly as if I had. said it: to the
man by at the top of my voice. Me knew
that I wasdetermined and I, knew that I
had won. 1 ran to my door and opened
it. Just as the two figures appeared at
the window lie slipped into the dark hall.
The two men peei ed into" the room, but I
was in bed again before f hey _saw me.
Neither entered. J heard the officer whisper to the man that everything was all
right, and after walking down the piazza
the two passed by my window again,
and T heard their steps die away in the
distance.
"I locked the window and the door;
then, but I didn't sleep. Airs. B. asked
me in the morning if I hadn't heard something during the night. I told her I
thought I hack There was a bunch of
flowers i'or me iu the office when we left
the house early the next morning. 'Ferat
.pal man qui meruit'was -written-on the
card. J could not read, but! knew itmeanc
something hateful, so I left the bouquet
behind.
"That is the way I happened to be in
your friend's room that night. Don't you
think you had better explain all the circumstances to him?"
The mari'who had listened to the story
in silence was still thoughtful.
"Ldon't think I will," he said at last.
"The fellow knows enough about it, and
he's going back to Old Point tomorrow."
"Well, that is more than ! ever expected to do," the woman answered, with
a smile, "if I live for a.thousand years."
AROUND. SLOCAN   LAKE.
At the bottom of the shaft on the Lily
B. and at a depth of 80 feet, an ore chute
70 feet long has been struck. It averages
hi inches in width, and assays from a 10
pound sample give 130 ounces in silver
and $2 in gold. The tunnel is still being
driven east, and is now 7.1 feet from the
big ore chute, A cross-cut tunnel to. tap
the lead 100 feet further down ;will be
commenced next week.
Development work, will be started on
the Neglected next week, situated on the
lake shore adjoining tie property of P.O.
Campbell-Johnson.
W. L. O'Connell is giving notice of intention to lay suit against James Graham
to compel him to transfer to him a one-
third interest iu the Toothpick Fraction,
as per. agreement,
Action has been commenced in the
supreme court by John Clunan against
George J. Atkins, George' Milligau, and
the American Development company to
determine the title of the Idaho No. ii, a
Carpenter creek property:
Ontario Nickel Mines.
The great nickel'held in the-Sudbury
country is comparatively quiet at present. The Canadian Copper Co. (Copper
Cliff,) a few miles from Sudbury, employs
in the mine itself about 100 men. A depth
of 1,000 feet in this vast body of nickelif-
erous ore has been attained. We have
reason to believe, says the Canadian
Miner, the by-products of this successful
American company swell a good deal the
very large dividends of the company.
'Last year about $121),000 of gold is said to
have been extractid in the process of obtaining nickel, and other metals have
added to the receipts of this veritable
bonanza. The affairs of the company are
kept rigidly quiet. The final processes,
completed flown east in the states, are
reputed to be very successful, but whether
the dividends paid are twenty per cent,
as some people are led to believe, or forty
per cent and a little over, is mainly the
concern   of   the   shareholders.     The   in-
o
Certificate   of the  Registration   of, a'Foreign
Company.
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"l!|-:i:.M >.N   MiNJXf;     \.\"l>    Mil.I.IN!
'.\.\"v,   (roi:i:;<;\.)
are able, by-
processes, to
backs of bills,
blue, black or
_:_■_:__■ Counterfeiting Easy.
The ingenious Frenchman who invented
the process of photographing iu colors,
has given the treasury departments of all
countries employing paper currency as
part of their circulating medium a feeling
of insecurity. Already the counterfeiters
means of photo-engraving
make exact duplicates of
whether they be in  green,
 , „.. v..  any other color.    But the
seals and check-numbers, printed over the
scroll work of the face, in different colors,
,has hitherto thwarthed them. Jf they
photographed the face of the bill, they
were obliged to'expunge these seals and
check-numbers with acids. These'acids
naturally ruined the scroll work below
the overlaid colors, leaving tt space which
the rogues had to re-engrave or put in
with brush or pen. The result of such
primitive methods were easily detected
by experts. But this color photography
opens immense possibilities in the hands
of clever men. Given paper of similar
quality—and-they make paper that would
deceive an expert—there is nothing to
prevent a skillful operator from producing absolute duplicates in such numbers
as lie may desire of tiny bank note extant
in the circulation of the world.
Gold Galore in the Coeur cl'Alenes.
Remarkable is the mildest word that
can be applied to the tale that comes by
wire from Alurray, Idaho. The despatch
relates that Wash Snyder and his partner, Bell, are rejoicing in the richest discovery ever made in the Coeur d'Alenes,
if not in the world, ib being nothing less
than the blasting of pure gold out of the
mountain in the Eureka claim, a mile
east of Alurray.
Three weeks ago Bell, while doing development work on the claim, broke off
a piece of quartz with a sledge, from
which $.")(> was pounded out that night.
The next day he filled his dinner bucket
and pounded out $7:10 at night. They followed the streak, which grew richer continually, until almost four inches of pure
gold showed up in the face of the tunnel
The North Fork is wild over the discovery, which, so far as known, the dispatch says, is without a parallel. The
rock is carried in sacks to the creek,
crushed in a hand mortar, washed in a
gold pan and the gold run into bars on
the spot. ' 	
Chinese Labor in British Columbia.
Alining    Reporter:     The   exclusion   ot
Chinamen aud Japanese from employment
by any companies working under a
charter iu British Columbia is a landslide
move. A very strong prejudice exists
against the presence of the Mongolian in
the mining camps, and both 'Sandon and
New Denver have protested very emphatically and .successfully'against him. lie
lias, however, established himself in Nelson. Kasldand ilossland. The Dominion
government, which has a veto on provincial acts, has hitherto sided with the Celestial, to the extent of at least limiting
the discretion of the local government to
a per capita tax. In this policy it has
been supported by the colonial office in
London, lb remains to be seen what
course will be taken with 'this latest, expression of British Columbia, opinion.
The exclusion of Japanese in the proposed
legislation is a new departure, and will
lessen the chances of: its being favorably
received in Ottawa or in England.
Grand Forks' Manly Mayor.
There are about t() eligible voters in
Grand '-Forks. Out of this number six
will have to act as its municipal guardians. At a reoent meeting of the citizens
theAfanly ticket secured five of the most
available eligible men for couucilmen.
John A. Manly has been endorsed for
mayor by 29 of these voters. Air.'Manly
will be the first mayor of Grand Forks beyond any doubt.
Plebiscite on Prohibition.
Sir Oliver Alowat is preparing a bill for
the-purpose of putting the plebiscite on
prohibition before the people of the Dominion. It is understood that no one
will vote except those entitled to vote at
Dominion elections.
A public meeting in
the interests of John
A.Turner's candidacy
for the mayoralty, will
be held in the Fire
Hall on Tuesday evening, the 13th instant,
at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Houston and his
friends are invited to
attend.
H. R. Cameron,
Sec'y of Com.
Registered  the 1st c]ay of  February. 1S97.
T HEREBY CERTIFY, That I have this day registered
-"-   tliu "Gorman" Alining & Millinir (,'oinpruiy" (Foreign )
under the Companies Act." Purl IV., " Registration of
Foreign Companies" and Amending Ac'-'.
Tho head oilice of the said conniaiiy is .-Unfiled at the
Cily of Tacoum, in rhe State of Washington, U. S. A.
The objects for which the Company is established are:
To purchase, sell, lease, locate, operate and manage
mines and mining claim-,, and lo engage in mining in I lie
Suite of Washington and in the territory and province of
lii'iti.-h Columbia; and In mine precious metals, iron. lead,
coal and all other minerals or metals and .stone: lo deal
iu all products of such mines in any manner the Company.-cos lit. or iu the products of any other mines; to
uslahli-.li mill site-, build aud operate mills, lluine.s. machinery, rellneries. wharves and transportation lines on
land and water; topurcha.se, hold, sell, incumber and
convey property real and personal: to lay out lownsiics,
build Jim:-es and to generally perforin all things necessary to a general mining and milling _tisiucn» in the
State of Washington, and in the province above mentioned.
The capilal stock of the said Company is gaO.OGO divided into .'.(1.000 shares of I he par value nf SI each.
(liven under my hand and seal of oilice nl, Victoria,
Province of British Columbia, this 1st d.-iv of il'Vhi-unry,
I.SilT. S.  V. WOOTTON,
| April 3rd.] Registrar of Joint .Stock Companies.
SHERIFF'S    SALE.
Province of British Columbia. Nelson, West Kootenay,
'   To-wit:
]iy virtue of a warrant of execution issued out of the
county court of West Kootenay, at Nelson, at the suit of
William C. McLean, and to me directed against the
goods and chattels of A. Carney of Kaslo, defendant, 1
have seized and Inked in execution all the right, title,
and interest of said defendant, A. Carney in the "Alon-
ui-ch" and "Dread. Not" mineral claims, situated at the
head of Five-mile and Redding creeks, near the White
("li-ouso Mountain in the Ainsworth mining district, and
recorded in ihe mining recorder's oflice at Kaslo City, 11.
C, to recover the .sum of $1('3 8.5 besides iuteresl, shorill"s
poundage, and all other legal costs and incidental expenses, all of which 1 shall expose for sale, or sullicient
thereof to satisfy said judgment debt and costs, at the
front of the court house. Nelson, on the 20th day of
Anril, A. 1)., hSilT. at the hourof 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
Xotk: Intending purchasers will .satitfy themselves
as lo intcreat and title of said defendants.
WILLIAM P. KOHINSON, Deputy Sherill-.
Dated, Kaslo City. March S)lh, KSSI7.
Notice   of  Application  rfor   Certificate   of
Improvements.
S'I'.Ml 01'- Till-: 1-:.\ST AMI S'l'Ali OK Till-; WEST .MINKIIAI.
CLAIMS, SITUATi: IN TIIK N'I_.SON .MINING DIVISION
0|.' WKST KOOTENAV PIsTltlCT. AND LOCATES ABOUT
TIIIIEE  .MILKS SOUTH  Ol-'  NELSON.
Take notice that I, A. H. Fai-wcll, agent for Thomas
A. Urassoy, free miner's certificate No. SO.till, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining
recorder for certilicales of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims. And
further take notice that action, under section .'17. must be
taken before Ihe issuance of such certilicates of improvements. A. S. FA It W KMj.
Dated, this tth day of February. 1S!)7: |Kcb. 20tli.|
Notice   of  Application   /or   Certificate   of
Improvements.
EUI4KKA. CII1COHA, AND HIDDEN THEASUIJK .MINEHAL
CLAIMS, SITUATE IN THE NELSON MININO DIVISION OK
WKST KOOTENAV DISTKICT, AND ^LOCATED ON HALL
CHEEK.
Take notice that 1, Frank Fletcher, free miner's certificate No. 73,921. on behalf of 'myself and other owners,
intend (10 days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37.
must bo commenced before the issuance of such certilicates of improvement's. FRANK  FLKTCHIOK.
Dated, this 2(jth day of February, 18S17.    :      [.Mar. (ith.l
'Private Bill .Notice.
Notice is hereby givciv.thnt application will be made
lo the Legislative Assembly of the province of British
Columbia at its next session for an act to amend the
Consumers (Nelson) Water Works Act, IS'J'2, by increasing the borrowing powers of the Company and tiy amending the tarill' of charges authorized by section 11 of the
said aet. to enable the company to charge consumers a
rate proportionate to the nature of the business of the
consumers and the purpose for which such water is consumed, and to enforce payment of such rates.
•Mcl'lIILLIP.S, U'OOTTON. &. HAltNAItD.
.Solicitors for the Applicants.
Dated this 25th day of January, I8H7. [Jan. 30)
Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of
Improvements.
Anne Mineral Claim, situate in the Illecillowaet Mining
Division   of   West  Kootenay   District,  and  Located
about three and a half miles east of lllccillewnel, and
about lAUfcct from the railway track north.
Take notice that I. Prank yiilhnan Harnard. acting on
behalf of the Lillooet Praser   Kiver  &   Cariboo   Cold
Fields, Limited,  free   miner's   certificate No. Stl.OlS,  issued at New Westminster on October 31st. 18i)(i. intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And
further take notice thataction, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. F. S. BARNARD.
Dated, this 12th day-of January, 1SU7. |.lan. 23rd 1
Application for Liquor License.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will, at the
expiralIon of thirty days, apply lo the stipendiary magistrate uf West Kootenay district, for a license to sell
Hc|iior by retail tit his hotel on lot IS. block C. of the town-
site of Salmo, In the said district of West ICootenay.
ALEX McICAY.
Dated this Kith day of March, IS1I7. [March 20th]
etter
Arc the meals and lunches served at the
"Vienna liakery and Restaurant. Chicken,
Raked Ham. Boston Raked Jleans, Cakes,
Pies, Rolls, and all kinds of Soft Drinks
constantly on hand. Picnic Lunches nut
up lo order. A variety of Cigars and
Candies always on hand.
John Humer, Prop.
^HE
TREMONT
nsr ____ so isr
MALONF. & TRKpiLLUS, Proprietors.
Is one of the best hotels iu Toad Mountain district, and
is the headquarters for prospectors and minors.
QRAND VIEW HOTEL"
FEEDEEICTON"
TOAD MOUNTAIN
II. T. MORICK, Proprietor.
F.xcellcnt'accommodation furnished the traveling public
Prospector's and miner's supplies kept on hand.
ugene B. Frankel
GRADUATE   OPTICIAN
If you have irniihlc with your eyc«, or your glasses
'don't* suit you perfectly, cull upon him. No cases loo
dillicull.    Kxmiiiiinlion free.
Nelson olllce iu Jacob Dover's jcwelcry store.
Knslo oflice. Front street.
MUSIC  LESSONS
IVIrs.    M or ley
receive  pupi'
is
or
organ.
prepared
Is for piano, vio
I'"or  terms
to
in
Apply lo Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd., Nelson
Certificate  of the   Registration  cf a  Foreign
■ Company.
••CoswAxiis' Act." 1'aiit  IV.-,  and .Ami-.n-ois-l', Aits:
"K'llllTI NA V-TACU.MA    l.:c   MININC
(.'■■<>!;i:i<;>:.(
CO.Ml'ANV,    I.I.M'TI II
RegisUrcd the 2_id day of February, IS'J7i
HEliKHY CKR'I'IFV that 1 have this day rcgisterrd"
'Koolenay-Tiicoina L. C Mining Company, Lim-
ihe'
iled.' (Foreigii). in (kr the "Companies Act. Part IV.,"
-•Rcgislr.ition cf Foreign Companies, and Amending
Act-."
The Head Otlice of the said Company is situated rt
the City of Tacoma, in the State of Washington, U. K. A.
The  objects for which  the   Company   is established
are:
To do and conduct a general mining business in the
I'nited States of America, and iu the Province of British
Columbia, Canada, with limited liability lo the stock'
holders, as provided for by the laws governing such in
the Province of British Columbia. Canada; in addition
thereto, lo purchase, hold, lea.-c. sell, mortgage, convey,
bond, and otherwise dispose of any and all kinds If
mines, mineral lands, and mineral claims; to use, equip,
and operate the same, either separately or in conjunct ion
with any other mines or mineral claims, or with any
other enterprise authorized by these articles of incorporation, either in the United Stales of America or in tliu.i
Province of British Columbia, Cimada; to construct, acquire, hold, lease, convey, and dispose oi, maintain and
operate rail ways, motor lines, wagon roads, and tramways, and build furnaces and reduction works; to reduce,
smell, and relliic. any and all kinds of ore ; to use, equip,
and operate, the same, either separately or in conjunction
with any oLher railways, motor lines, wagon roads, tramways, furnaces, and reduction works in t he United States
of America, or iu the Province of Britit-h Columbia, Canada: to acquire and operate water rights, ditches, flumes,
and other conduits and apparatus necessary for the appropriation. Use, and disposition of water iu operating
mills and mines, running and operating electrical machinery in the United Slates of America and the Province
of British Columbia, Canada: lo purcha-o, acquire, hold,
creel, and operate electric light and power plants for the
purpose of mining and treating ores, and for the pui pose of
• furnishing light and creating power for all purposes connected Willi such mining business ii: the UnitCfl Slates of
America aud Province of .British Columbia, Canada: lo
use, equip, and operate the said railways, motor lines, and
other appliances with slcam, electrical, or oilier motive
power; to survey and plat into town lots and blocks any
or all real estate that this Corporation may acquire; lo
sell, lca-e, and mortgage real and personal property, or
otherwise dispose of, incumber, all and singular Ihe
same, in connection with said mining business, in Hie
United Stales of America and the Province of British
Columbia, Canada; to do and conduct a general mercantile business, and such otner transactions as the business
of the Corporation may require.
The capital Mock of the said Company is $l,Q0U,GflO
divided into I.UOtl.UOO shares of the par value of SI each.
Given under my hand and seal of otlice. at Victoria,
Province of British Columbia, this 22nd day of February,
1897. H. Y. WOOTTON.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Notice   of  Application   tor   Certilicate   of
Improvements.
Fiorina Fractional Mineral Claim, situate in the Illecillowaet Mining Divinion of West Kootenay District, aud
located about three and a quarter miles east of Ille-
cillewaet Station, and immediately cast of Muir's tunnel on the Canadian Paeilic Railway.
Take notice that I, Frank Slillrnan Barnard, acting on
behalf of the'Lillooet   Fraser  River _:  Cariboo Cold
Fields, Limited, free miner's certilicate No. S'.I.OI.X, issued
at Now Westminster on October 31st, IS'Jii, intend sixiy
days from  the date hereof, to apply to ihe milling recorder for a certilicate of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.   And
further take notice that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such certilicate of improvements. F. S. BARNARD.
Dated, this 12th day of January. 1S!I7. [Jan. 23rd]
Spokane Falls &-Northern,
Nelson & Fort Shepuard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Th,e only all rail route without change of cars
between Nelson an;d Rossland, ar\d
Spokan^ and Rossland.
DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.
Leave
7:30 a. in	
IO.'.'iO a. m  ...
SklJO a. m	
.... SPOKAN F.	
... ROSSLAND	
 NKLSON	
Arrive
..,11:30 p. in.
. ...'i:2."> p. m.
...f>:20 p. m.
Passengers for K>lt.lc River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with st.ige daily.
Columbia & Kootenay Branch
CANADIAN    PACIFIC   RAILWAY.
No. 3 | No. I
STATIONS
No. 2 | No. 1
17:00
17:15
17:30
17:55
18:15
0:30 Leave Nelson  Arrive 11:15
'.1:1.5     m        ICootenay      „     11:00
10:00     n      . .Forty-nine Creek.,   n    13:15
10:25     „       ...Slocan...     13:02
Il:15Arrive ..... Hobson Leave 12:30
21:15
21:00
ai:4:"
20:21
19:30
Trains Nos. 1. 2, 3, and I run Tuedays, Thursdays, and
Saturdays.
No. 1 connects with steamer for Trail Creek.
No. 3 connects with steamer for Arrowhead.
No. 2 awaits arrival of steamer from Arrowhead.
No. 4 awaits arrival of steamers from Trail Creek.
Close connection at Nelson with steamers to and from
lake points.
J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent.
Kaslo & Slocan Railway.
DAILY SERVICE.
Leave   S:00 a. in ....Kaslo.... An vc
3:50 p. in.
,.        S:3G a. m :. South Fork. .'.     ,•
3:15 p. m.
„        !):.'«! a. m Sproule's ;     ..
2:15 ].. in.
H        !):5l a. in...... Whitewater      i.
2:00 p. in.
,i       10:03 a. in Bear Lake      ,,■
1:18 p. in.
ii     '10:18 a: in McGuigitn..-     ■ ,t
1:33 p. m.
ii       10:30 a. in.. Bailey's      ,i
1:21 p. iu.
ii       10:39 a. in...' I unction....      n
1:12 p. m.
Arrive 10:50 a. in  .Sandon Lea\ e
1:00 p. in.
H. W. BRYAN, Superintendent.
KOBKRT IRVING, Traftlc Manager.
International Navigation & Trading Co.,
i.i.miti:d.
STEAMERS INTERNATIONAL AND ALBERTA
UN   KOOTK.NW V   I.AK'K  AND   KIVI'.l:
Time Card  in oiled-February  1st.  I«>7.  'Daily except
Sunday.   Subject to change without notice.
Leave Kaslo I'oi Nelson, Ainsworth. Pilot.  Bay.
Balfour and way points      5:30 a.m.
Leave Nelson for Kaslo. Pilot Bay. Balfour and
way points                 1:40 p.m.
Close eonneelion at Five-mile Point with all passenger
trains of Ihe N. & F. S. R. R. to and from Norlhporl.
Rossland and Spokane.
Through tickets sold at lowest rates and baggage
cheeked to all I'nited states points.
(IKiiRCiK ALF.XANPF.R. General Manager.
Kaslo. January 3nth,,l,XX7.       Head Olllce at Kaslo. B.C.
W. J. G. DICKSON
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_va:i_NTi_Nrc3- _3_s.o__:_3_^
BKALF.Y BLOCK. BAKER STRF.KT, NKLSON.
FOR SALE.
Several valuable business sites on  Baker St.
Business block—two stores—Baker street.
Business   block—three stores all  rented—on
two 30-foot lots, with offices above.
Residence lots, 50 feet frontage, Vernon St.
Apply to W. J. G.  DICKSON.
BUILDING   LOTS.
NOTICE.
Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson local agent for
Addition A to the lownsite of Nelson, intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or
price-lists of the addit ion, will please apply to him.
F. C. INNKS.
m
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"•        ■      ■■__   -»    •. '»     win" . THE  TRIBUTE:   NELSON",  ?>. 0., SATURDAY,  APRIL  10,   18!)  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  ][.  R. Cameron  is  creeling  :t business  ��� block on Baker street adjoining the Nel-  ,   son hotel.  James A. Gilker is making an extension  to tiie postol'lice and will add several  boxes. The' capacity of the office has been  fully taxed for some time past.  \V. Perkins this week sold the Abe Lincoln and an extension of the Lincoln to a  , New York syndicate for a. good round  figure. The properties promise well. They  adjoin the Oregon of the l'oorman group  on i'Vtrty-nine creek.  Work will probable be commenced next  week on  a _0-room  annex  to  the   Hotel  Phair.    The outlook is good for additions  to several other hotels in the city  during i  the present' month.   , ;  To the wife of Arthur Painter, there j  was born a daughter on Thursday -j  morning. I  A special assize will be held at Nelson  on .Ittne 21st.  Railway communication in West Kootenay was somewhat demoralized this  week. A mud slide on the Nelson <fc Fort  Sheppard railway at Beaver canyon  blocked the X. ScV. S. railway for a couple  of days. The Kaslo &, Slocan railway was  blocked by slides, and'the Canadian Pacific had trouble both sides of Kevelstoke.  The Canadian Pacific brought SO-odd  passengers in to Nelson on Thursday���the  largest delivery of the year.  11. C. Ferguson, manager of the 'Vancouver branch of the Royal City .Mills, arrived in Nelson on Thursday. .Mr. Ferguson stands pretty well in Nelson, for in  the early days he was one of the few men  in Vancouver who sided in with the people  of southern Kootenay.iti their fight for  railways that would give them competitive transportation facilities.  A paid "heeler" of the Turner mayoralty  committee got what he deserved Thursday morning for circulating slanderous  reports.  Fred Williamson hits sold his gents' furnishing business to Fred Stevenson, formerly line repairer for the Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company.  A meeting of the supporters of the candidacy of John Houston for mayor will be  held in the fire hall on Monday evening, a  notice of which appears in another column. A meeting of the supporters of  the candidacy of John Turner will be held  on the following evening.  A concert will be given in the fire hall  on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings,  April *2()th and 2Lst, when Augusta Ohrs-  tram-Meuard and Miss Rebecca McKenzie  will appear. Both of the ladies have won  reputations as soloists. Reserved scats  7.1c and "jil.    General admission GO cents.  An infoimation was laid today against  Mike Tebo, charging him with being a  vagrant. Tebo is of the class commonly  known as a saloon politician and has been  doing dirty work for the Turner committee.    SHORT    BITS   OF   NEWS   FROM   KASLO.  sidewalks it will require to be taken in  hand by the authorities. As it is, children are not entirely free from danger to  limb if not to life.  The' steamer Ainsworth,  in charge  of  Captain John Campbell, left on Thursday  evening to make a trip to Bonner's Ferry.  It is not unlikely that this steamer may  make a weekly trip up the Kootenay during the present season. There seems to  be an opening in that direction.  The muxuilicent lot of choice trimmed millinery is being rushed olT at enormous reductions at the store adjoining A. T. (iarland.  Novelties  Dress Cootls  Novelties  "I  Cloves  We have opened up a large collection  of Spring" Novelties, comprising* Dress  Trimmings, Laces, Veilings, Gloves,  and Hosiery. We are also showing a  splendid assortment of choice designs  in Fancy, Printed, Brocade^ Ombre and  Shot Silks. These goods are suitable  for blouees, dresses and trimmings in  every fashionable color.  We..have just received a Carload of Mixed  Hardware, Iron, Steel, Etc,, from Montreal,- and  are now prepared to fill-all orders promptly for  Builder's Hardware; Nails,. Paper,' Bellows, Anvils,-  Wheelbarrows, Mrth's or Jessop s Steel, Picks,  Shovels, Hammers, Axes, Etc.  We have also just to, hand a Carload of Potatoes from Edmonton, the finest that  were ever placed upon this market. Our Grocery Stock is complete in every line. Call  and see us or write for, prices.  __r:__:[_.so:_Nr,   ze_.  o.  Men's  Spring  Neckwear  eks_e_  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  The terminus of the Slocan River Railway,  the business center for Springer and Lemon  creek mines, which are already shipping ore.  Lots in this the most promising and beautifully   situated   town   in   West   Kootenay.  i.-ii  i  11  ������ ii  Gail on or Write  SLOCAN CITY  ROSSLAND  TORONTO  The city council has empowered the  mayor to engage aa engineer to report  upon the best way to establish the lines  of the more important streets, about  which there seems to be considerable  trouble, and K. \V. Cut_inings has been  making an instrumental survey in accordance 'therewith. In view of the number  oLr buildings which are being erected, it is  deemed prudent to establish lines that  may be permanent.  A mild form of* the bicycle '/craze has  struck Kaslo, and if it develops as rapidly  as it now promises along the line of the  A New Typewriter���Made by a Canadian Firrq.  i)i:ai.i:us ix  Nothing' succeeds like success;  tout success cannot be had  unless the people  in the town help each other.  Those who  were in  business  in Nelson in the  Years 1893 and 1S94  and escaped a debtors'prison,  deserve success  Shelf arjd Heavy Hardware,  Stoves, Gram'teware,  Miners' Supplies  This  Weed's Arrivals  One C:  One Car Stoves  One Gar P/jixed Hardware   Gn,e Car Nails  tfuilding Paper, Lccl^s an,d Kncbs, Picks, Shovels, Anvils, Beilcws  It mig-ht be well  to  add  that  of late "drummers"  for eastern clothing1 firms  have given this  section of Kootenay the go-by  No better evidence  ,  could be wanting; that  we are giving1 our patrons the  best of satisfaction  msT  9  ___xa  o  Oflice:   Bealey Block;, Baker Street, Nelson.  We liiivo had the pleasure, of'. looking over Llie Xcw  '���'tnpire Typewriter, n Cuiiiidlaii made machine, unci lind  it a marvel of simplicity through which the milkers claim  durability. The types strike direct, moving only two  inches on a steel bed, giving speed and great manifolding  power. Each type at time of writing is locked, ensuring  perfect alignment. The writing is visible doing away  with Che lifting of a heavy carriage; the touch is easy,  I lie response i|iiick and the type do not appear to lock.  Hilling vertical and horizontal may be done on it and the  price is less than half that of other slandard machines.  So confident are the makers of the success of thcii -machine they will refund the money of any unsatisfied purchaser after a ten clays'trial. The Thomson Stationery  Company of Vancouver and Kelson are to be congratulated on seoririn.if the general agency for Ii. 0. The machines seem to us to be at the top in merit and bottom in  price.  Auctioneers, Real Estate and General Coimiiission Agents,  CUSTOM BROKERS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC  REAL ESTATE SNAPS IN REW DENVER Ap NELSON  We are just placing in stock the finest line of READY MADE CLOTHING  ever brought into the city  HONEST "WELL MADE GARMENTS  that will give satisfaction.  An entirely new stock of PELT HATS AND CAPS  in the latest styles and makes  E2S  s a  Between cheap Underwear and Underwear cheap. The former  is false economy���the latter true. The motto of some stores is  "Not how cheap but how g*ood." The motto of some others is  "Not how good but how cheap." Our motto is "Good and  cheap." Canadian made Underwear, like Canadian made Whisky,  are admittedly the best  in  the world.     We handle notning* else.  Williamson, the Clothier  Baker Street,  Nelson.  The supporters_of the candidacy of John Houston for  mayor and Messrs. Dow Gilker, Fletcher, Hillyer, Malone,  and Teetzel for aldermen will  hold a public meeting at Firemen's hall on Monday evening,  April 12th, at 8 o'clock. The  opposing candidates and their  supporters are invited to be  present. R. E. LEMON.  Chairman Campaign Com.  Nelson, April 10th, 1897.  TENDERS   V/ANTED.  FOOT OF HALL, STUKKT. XKI.SOX.  T.   W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  Doors,   Sash,   Band Sawing,  Turned Work,  and  Office Fittings.    Just  arrived and in stock,  a carload of Chance's English  Rolled  Glass"-" all sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  Wheeler & Wilson,    New Raymond  ew Williams and Zenith  ES323 E��_B KE93  Cars of Bedroom  Suits and Dining  Room Furniture  Car of iattresses  and UPHOLSTERED  THESE COOGS WILL BE OFFERED AT ADVANTAGEOUS PRICES FOR CASH  SPECIAL RATES TO HOTELS  tore, J. A.  Sa     JL��  LARCE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPERS . . .  . . . KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES  BRANCH MARKETS   .........  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three  Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly torwarded.  i'B  I  i

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