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 1 ���;<''���) I  Provincial Liiifiii v  Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer  of   Mineral    Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,  Copper,  Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in  Producing Mines.  ((\X   APR 13 18'M   %*���}}  Already Completed or Under Construction ancl  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  Mining   Camps   and   Towns    in   Koolenay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  SECOND  YEAR.-NO. 20.  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUM BI A; SATURDAY,  APRIL  804.  ONE   DOLLAR. A   YEAR.  CONCILIATION   AND   ARBITRATION.  THE   FULL TEXT  OF   A   BLL   THAT   MAY  BECOME   A    LAW.  It was Introduced in the Legislative Assembly  by Colonel Baker of Bast Kootenay, and is  Said to be a Copy of a Law now in Operation in Ontario.  Whereas it is believed ("hat" the formation from time, us disputes may arise, of  councils of coneiliation tind of arbitra-  tion for the settlement of disputes between employers and employees, would  conduce to the cultivation unci maintenance of better relations and more active  sympathies between employers and their  employees, ancl would be of great benefit  in (lie public interest, by providing simple  methods for the prevention of strikes and  other disputes, from the effects of which  industrial operations may suffer serious  and lasting injury, and the welfare and  peaceful  government   of the country  be  imperilled :  Therefore her majesty, by and with the  advice and consent of the  legislative as-  "��� '^ sembly of the province of  British Columbia, enacts tis follows:  1. Tne lieutenant-governor is hereby  authorized to appoint the provincial secretary the minister to act a.s commissioner  of councils of labor conciliation tind arbitration, and should necessity therefor  arise, the lieutenant-governor may appoint a deputy commissioner. The position of deputy'commissioner may be held  separately or in conjunction with a position in the public service, ancl may be  held  either temporarily or permanently.  2. It shall bo thu duty of the commissioner, or deputy commissioner, to receive  ancl register, and, subject to the provisions of this act. to deal with all applications lodged by employers or employees,  or on their behalf, for reference toti council of conciliation, or to tt council of arbitration, of any dispute or claim within  the meaning of' this Act; to convene any  such council for the purpose of detiling  with any dispute or claim; to keep a register, in'wliich shall be entered the particulars of all references and settlements  ancl disputes and claims made to and by  councils of conciliation, and of all references ancl awards made to and by councils  of arbitration; ancl generally to do all  such things.and-take all such proceedings  tis may be required in the performance of  his duties, in accordance with the regulations. The commissioner, or deputy commissioner, shall be the officer to issue all  summonses to witnesses to attend to give  evidence, with or without the production  of papers or documents, before, tiny such  council, ancl to issue all notices tind perform all other acts in connection with the  sittings of any such council in the prescribed manner. The commissioner (or  the deputy commissioner, if he shall so  direct) shall have power to issue subphee-  nas, administer oaths, tind take testimony  in all matters relating to the duties herein  required by said councils; such testimony  to be taken in such 'place or places as lie  may-deem desirable.  COUNCILS OK  COXC'lLlATION.  8. Councils of conciliation shall consist  of four -conciliators, who shall be appointed by the lieutenant-goberuor from  , time to time upon the recommendations  or nominations of 'disputants; two by  each party to any dispute or claim, by or  on behalf of any employer, or the-employees of any employer, for the purpose  of dealing specially with any reference of  such dispute or claim.  -I. All reference to a council of concllia-  tio l shall be made in manner pursuant to  regulations to be made under this Act.  (I.) When one party to a dispute or  ' claini makes application to have it referred to a council of conciliation, and  names two conciliators for such purpose,  then the other' party to the dispute or  claini shall, within seven days of being so  requested, if desirous of obtaining the  services of the said council, name two conciliators to consider the reference conjointly with the conciliators named by  the first party.  (2.) In the event of the party failing or  refusing to name conciliators within the  prescribed time, then the proposed reference for conciliation shall be avoided, and  the applicant for conciliation shall be informed thereof; but new application for  a reference nitty be made by either party  to the dispute.  "). li/ery ineiiiber of any such council  of conciliation, whilst engaged iu the adjustment of any dispute, shall be remunerated for his services in a manner and according to a scale of payment to be fixed  and provided for by regulations to be  passed under this Act.  (5. If any member of any such council  shall be disabled, from illness orany other  cause, from attending to his duties as  such member, the lieutenant-governor, on  the recommendation of the proper recommending authorities, may appoint a person to act in his place for the period of  such disability.' And such person shall,  upon" such appointment, be deemed, for  all purposes of this Act, to be a member  of such council during such period.  ri'OCIClH'I'K  KOH  (.'ONC.'II.IA'I'ION.  7. Any dispute or claim within the  meaning of this Act may be referred for  settlement to ti council of conciliation in  manner following:  (1) The parties to such dispute or claim  may jointly agree, in the prescribed  manner, to refer such dispute or claim  for settlement to a council of conciliation, and each submit the name of conciliators:  (2) Kither   party   to   such   dispute!   or  claini may, in the prescribed manner,  lodge tin application witJi the commissioner requesting that such dispute  or claim be referred for settlement to  a council of conciliation. : On such.application being lodged, the other party  to the dispute may, on request, name  two conciliators:  (���'3) Tho commissioner,.on receipt of any  such application and agreement for a  reference to a council of conciliation  accompanied by the names of persons  nominated for conciliators, shall forthwith appoint conciliators to consider  the reference, tis also the time tind  place whore'such reference shall be  considered:  (-1) The members of the council of eon-  ciliation shall, furnish the commissioner with a report of the result of  every such reference, certified tinder  their hands, together wi th all papers relating to the reference, which report  and papers shall'be filed on record in  in the offices of , the department; and  they shall be at the disposition of the  council ol arbitration,''which may consider the reference on being transmitted thereto.  8. Jf the council of'conciliation, shall,  by writing signed by the members thereof,  report to the commissi oner, or deputy commissioner, that they have been unable to  bring about any settlement or adjustment  of tiny dispute or'claim referred to them,  satisfactory to the parties thereto (and it  shall be the duty of such council in every  such case to intike such report), the commissioner on the receipt of such report  shall transmit a'copy (certilied by him) of  such report to each party to the dispute  or claim, whereupon, both parties conjointly may. in the prescribed manner,  require the commissioner to refer the said  dispute or claim to the council of arbitration for settlement" by -award.'- The commissioner shall thereupon send a'copy. of.  such report to the president of. the council  of arbitration, and-shall file of record in  the offices of the 'department all the papers  in the reference, which-papers shall beat  the disposition of the. president of the  council of arbitration.  THU  COUNCIL .Ol"1  ARIUTI'ATION.  9. There shall be a council of arbitration for the settlement by award of disputes tind claims pursuant to this Act.  (1) Such council shall have a. seal bearing an appropriate device'thereon,.to  be settled by the lieutenant-governor,  and shall consist of three members,  who shall be appointed from time to  time by the lieutenant-governor in  the following .manner,, namely: The  conciliators shall,' prior to considering  tiny reference to the council of conciliation, nominate two arbitrators, one  to represent employers and one to represent employees, to act tis a council  of arbitration in the event of tin amicable settlement not resulting from  the reference to the council of conciliation, and a decision to refer, to arbitration being made:  (2) The third member of the council of  arbitration (who shall be president)  shall be appointed by the lieutenant-  governor on the nomination, within  four days after their appointment, of  the two arbitrators first named, and  their nominee therefor shall be one of  'the judges of the supreme court of  .British Columbia :  (8) In case of failure to do so on the  part-of the said two members, the  lieutenant-governor shall appoint the  president.  (-1) As soon as practicable after a full  council shall have been appointed by  the lieutenant-governor, the parties  to the dispute shall be informed thereof by the commissioner, or the deputy  commissioner, and the reference to  arbitration proceeded with, iu terms  pursuant to regulations to be made  under this Act.  10. livery member of a council of arbitration shall bo remunerated for his services in such manner and according to  such rate of payment-as the lieutenant-  governor shall appoint, but subject to legislative provision being made therefor.  11. (1) Any vacancy in such council,  arising through .the death, resignation, or  disqualification, or the cancellation of the  appointment of any member thereof, shall  be filled by the lieutenant-governor for  the term of oflice. or residue of such term  (as the case may be), in accordance with  the respective methods prescribed by this  Act.  (2) The lieutenant-governor may appoint, with the consent of the recommending authorities, a person to be acting  president of the council of arbitration in  case the president of such council shall  be unable to act as such from illness or  other temporary disability: And such  acting president shall, upon such appointment, have all the powers and perform all  the duties conferred and imposed by this  Act upon the president.  (8) li any member of such council,  other than the president, shall, from illness or any other disability howsoever  arising, be unable to perform the duties  of his office in respect to any 'dispute or  claim hereunder, the parties thereto may  consent, in writing under their respective  hands, to the appointment by the lieutenant-governor ol a member to act for and  in the place of the member during such  disability: and the lieutenant-governor  may appoint the person so nominated,  who shall thereupon be deemed ti member  of such council for till purposes relating  to such dispute or claini, aud to the hearing and determination thereof.  12. In any case where a council of conciliation has, upon a reference to it of tiny  dispute or claim under this Act, been unable to bring about a .settlement or adjustment of tho same, and thereupon such  dispute or claim has, pursuant to the provisions hereinbefore contained, been referred   to a council of arbifration  for its  award, it shall be lawful for the members  of such council of conciliation, subject to  the consent in' writing of both,parties to  the said dispute or claim having been lirst  obtained, to. sit as assessors upon such  reference to the council"' of arbitration,  two members of, the council of conciliation on behalf of each -such .party:. Pro-,  videel,, always, tha t .'no. such '.assessor shal 1  take any part in the hearing or deterinin-  ation of the reference,other than tis tin  assessor sitting to inform the council of  arbitration "when .called upon to do so,  and that no such member sitting as an assessor shall be entitled to -more than.half  the prescribed.fees for so sitting.  18. Any'dispute, or claim within the  meaning of this; Act 'may. be referred .to.a.  council.of arbitration for its hearing and  determination in any of the following  ways:'  (1) On ��� application vih the prescribed  manner to the.'commissioner' by both  parties' to a "dispute or  claim, which,  :������..��� having been referred to a council of  conciliation, has not been settled by  or adjusted by such council:  (2) On. application iu like .'manner to  the commissioner by both parties to a  dispute, or claim within the 'meaning.  . of this Act, which has not been so referred as aforesaid.  Provided that if the award of the council  of arbitration shall not be complied with  or carried out by -the-'parties to any dispute or claim as aforesaid, or for;.any  reason shall...have proved abortive, the  parties to the reference or either of them  shall not thereby be precluded from referring the sti.nie to"the"council of conciliation, or from .making a second reference  to such conned where a former reference  has already been made to it.  14. In event of an application for a.  reference to a council of arbitration under  conditions of clause (2) of the preceding  section, then the parties to the dispute  shall ' make direct recommendations for  appointment of two arbitrators to represent employers and employees respectively, and such two arbitrators shall nominate the. president in the same manneras  provided for the selection of the president  by a council of conciliation.  15. Thecouncil of arbitration shall sit  and conduct its proceedings as in open  court, and in making its decisions shall lie  governed as far as practicable.. by the  principles of equity and good conscience':  Provided, that no'party ..to. .any proceedings either before tiie council of conciliation or the council of arbitration shall be  represented by council or attorney or by  any paid agent other than one or more of  the .persons between whom the dispute  litis arisen."-  10. The award of the council of arbitration shall be made by the president  within seven days after such council shall  'have completed its sittings for the hearing of any reference, tind shall be by and  under the hands of a majority'of the  members of the council, aud the official  seal of the conned shall be attached thereto, livery such 'award shall be published  in the British Columbia Gazette, and in  one or more news]tapers circulating in the  district within which the claini ordispute,  the subject of such award, arose. A copy  of the award certilied under the hand of  the president of the said council, shall be  deposited in the oflice of the provincial  secretary, and shall be open to inspection  without charge during office hours.  IT. liither party to a reference to the  council of arbitration may, tit any time  before ti ward made, by writing under the  hands of such party in the prescribed  manner, agree to be bound by the award  of the council upon such reference, iu the  same manner as parties'are bound upon  tin award made pursuant to a reference to  arbitration or the order of the supreme  court or of tiny judge thereof. livery  agreement so to be bound shall be laid before the other party to the reference by  the commissioner or deputy commissioner,  and, if such other party shall also agree in  like manner to be bound by the said  award, then the said award may be made  ti rule of the supreme court on the application of either party.  (iKNKIf ALAND MISC'.'U.AXKOl'S I'KO VISIONS.  IS. (1) In cases where in one locality  more than one dispute simultaneously  arises in a similiar trade or calling, and  where the employees of any one employer  tireless than fifteen, the employees of the  similiar trade or calling who are parties  to the dispute may unite so that they  may aggregate not less than fifteen, for  the purpose of makingapplicntion for references to councils of conciliation and arbitration, and when making such application they shall state the names of. and  the number employed  by, each employei  a.s a witness tind give evidence before such  council touching the.'matter of such dispute or claim, provided rciisonalnVtravel-  uig expenses have boon tendered to".such  witness by the party tit whose instance  the summons is issued, then it shall be  lawful for tiny justice of the ..peace, and  he i.s hereby.authorized .(proof .on.oath, in  the on so'of any person not .'.appearing according to such', summons, having been  first niade before such justice of the due  service.of such suninions.Jon-'every such  person-by'delivering the same to him, or.  by leaving the same tit the Usual place of  abode of 'such -person), to impose a penalty  hot' exceeding twenty -dollars upon such  person, to be reco vend in a summary, way  before any two justices of the |icaee.  21.   .A claini or dispute .under this At:t  shall include any n titter as to. which there  is ii.'disagreement between any employer'  'and his employees.  '22. So claim or dispute shall be the subject of conciliation or arbitration under  'this 'Act in any ��� case, in which the employees affected by such claim 'or-dispute  shalf be fewer in number than fifteen:  And in every case referred to. a council of  arbitration, such council shall'have power  to require any party to the claini or dispute so referred, to name not .'more than  three.persons, who, upon their consent in  writing, shall for'all. purposes'of-'.'tho reference; to be taken to represent such  ���party.  28. The lieutenant-governor may make  regulations for the purpose of giving effecti to any of the provisions or requirements of this Act. And all such regulations not being inconsistent with this Act.  shall have the full effect of Jinvon publication in the British Columbia Gazette,  livery such regulation shall be laid before  the legislature within fourteen days after  it has been published in the British . Columbia'Gazette,''if. the -legislature be-then  in session : but if not, or if the legislature  be iii recess, then such regulation'shall be  laid before it within fourteen-'days from  date of the first day of the ensuing session '  .or reassembling of the-legislature.  2-1. All expenses ' connected with the  administration of this Act not hereinbefore provided for, exclusive of the. expenses of-the. parties tind witnesses'concerned'in any dispute o.r matter referred  either to a council of conciliation or ti  council of arbitration, shall .'be defrayed  from such .annual: appropriations as the  legislature shall make in that behalf.  2o. In the construction -and'for the purposes of this Act, the expression ������lieutenant-governor" means the lieutenant-governor with the advice of the. executive  council; "minister" means tho responsible  "minister charged with the administration  of this Act; "prescribed"means prescribed  by any regulations nm.de under this Act.  2(5. The'"Bureau, of Labor Statistics  and Industrial Disputes Conciliation and  Arbitration Act, ISO'V is hereby appealed.  SHOUT   TITI.I-'.  27. This Act may be cited for till purposes as the "Labor-Conciliation and Arbitration Act. IS9-1."  POOR    MEN    HAD    BETTER    STAY   AWAY  From Rather Than go to the Reported-Rich  Gold Districts of South Africa.  .Last winter Hugh .Madden of Nakusp  started for South Africa, but on arriving  tit London met so many men who had returned from the South African golil-lields,  all telling the same story, that he concluded to return to British Columbia, and  tirriveel at YVaneta on Thursday. The following can be taken as a fairly accurate  description of the location of the gold districts and of the economic conditions that  prevail in tho fields that are being worked:  The gold deposits have been found  throughout the .southeast portion of Africa, along the Indian ocean from Xatal  to the river Zambesi. The principal outcrops which now 'attract most attention  are in the Transvaal, or South African republic, which belongs to the Boors, tind is  known tis the Band Gold District, of  which Johannesburg i.s the main center  and city. These'are also known tis the  Witwatersrand fields. There has been,  as yet, very little prolitable placer.-or alluvial gold fields discovered, though doubtless they exist and will be found. This  clearly demonstrates the fact that gold  fields iite not available I'or the poor class  of miners, and can only be profitably  worked by large capital and machinery.  The Band gold district lies in the smith  ies  (2)    In the event of application   i'or ref-j ern   portion  of the Transvaal, and   near  erciiees   being   made   in   above   manner, j the   northern   boundary   of   the  Orange  then    the;   several    employers     who   are | l<Yco State, and along the line of 2(5 south  parties to the dispute shall in like manner be conjointly considered in regard to  the proposed reference to conciliation or  arbitration.  10. This Act shall apply throughout  ihe province, and its provisions shall extend to employers generally, sind to employees generally, whether said employees  are non-union or are members of associations of organized labor.  20. It shall be lawful for the commissioner, or deputy commissioner, and he is  hereby authorized, tit the request, in writing, of any member of ti council of conciliation or of ti council of arbitration, to  summon any witness or witnesses to appear and give evidence on oath or affirmation, as may be necessary before such  council, respectively, at the time and place  appointed for hearing or determining any  dispute or claini under this Act (which  time and place shall be specified in such  summons): and if any person sosununoned  shall not appear before such council at  (lie time and place specified in such summons, or give some reasonable excuse' I'or  default, or appearing according to such  summons shall not submit lo be examined  latitude. The general geological features  of the Transvaal consist of slate, 'sandstone and hardened shale��: of the auriferous siluriau strata of the; gold holds, and  of quarfzite intersected by dykes of elior-  ite. Quartz veins occur in thediorite and  iu the slate, and probably extend to ti  great depth. Gold i.s also found to occur  in large quantity i" quite a unique form,  that is. in veins of conglomoratc, imbedded in sandstone, and in some cases between slates and sandstone. Those unique  veins arc termed "banket." Johannesburg is situated in a Hal, or slightly undulating plain, about 0000 feet above; sea  level.  Pretoria, the capital of the Transvaal,  i.s 87) miles north of Johannesburg. The  climate* is very healthy. It is hot in summer and cold in winter. The Band gold  fields being situated on about the watersheds of the country, there is ;i scarcity  of water I'or power and mill purposes.  The Klip river, which Hows south into  the Van I river, is about ten inilt:s south of  Johaniie-sburg, tind i.s tin.' only good water  supply available. So rapid has been the  growth of Johannesburg !ha(   provisions  Getting After One ol  Mr. Davie's Pets.  The  following resolutions   were  moved  in the legislature last week:  1. That an humble address In: presented to his honor  tiie lienloiiiint-Kovernor praying fiini lo nnw: to lie sent  down to this house 11 return nf the mums of all employees  of Ihe government employed eonstrueliiiK roads, trails,  streets, bridges, wharves, or other work in Wes| Kootenay (listriet, from 1st January, ISiy, lo .'(1st liieemher,  IS'i'i; the amounts paid each parly *o employed, and tin-  dales when employed.  ���_'. Thai an humble address he presented lo his honor  the lieutenant governor. pruytiiK that her he plen-ed to  rause to he sent down to his house a lei urn of all cones-  pondenee bo! ween John Saiidcr-on, employed as foreman on the Nakusp and Sloean trail iu tin-year \KKi. and  the 11 on. Mr. Vernon, rliief riiMiiiii*��iiiiii-r of land-, anil  works, mill Napoleon I'ilzsl uhbs, (jolil eomnii-sioner. in  regard to lhe payment of -J7.1 by lhe said u��M ������oiiimls-  sinner lo one William Smith for work performed on -aid  trail for lhe months nf Auku-I and September in the  year aforesaid.  Another resolution should be moved  asking why it is I lint two eon-fables dra w  pay tit Nelson for performing no other  official duty than wailing on Napoleon  Fitzstubbs." And >till aimllie-r might be  moved asking for a return of the cost, to  the government of Xopole'uu Fitz-tuhb's  garden on the governim-nt grounds at  Nelson. And still anolhor a.s to why it.  was that the government building at  Kaslo wtis erected without lenders being  e-alled for by Napoleon Filzsl uhbs. Ami  still another, why was Napoleon Kitz-  sftibbs |laid I'or the time that he spent in  Victoria during the winter of lN!'2-0'{ and  the winter of ISli'MM?  are necessarily very dear. Butter is about  00cents a pound; eggs, per dozen, (30cents;  meal, $5 per bag; salt, ��8 per bag; potatoes," $5 per bag; wood, $8 per cord; forage/ per 100 bundles, $7; cabbage, each,  i)0 events. .",  iii   the north western and northeastern  parts of the .Transvaal, gold   has   been  found hi', large quantity and   very  rich.  In the former the district is known tis the  YVaterberg, and the latter the Zoutspans-  berg.   The area nf the Transvaal is about  113,000 square miles, and the  population  8:-)0,0()0, of which   120,000 tire white.    The  nearest railroad points  to Johannesburg  tit present are Kiniberley, on   the   Cape  railroad. 285 mikes,  and Ladystnouth, on  the Natal railroad, 22o miles.    I<Yoin Kiniberley'to Gape Town, by rail  is 017 miles,  making the distance from Cape Town  to  Johannesburg ,032   miles.     From Durban  (Natal)  to   Ladysmouth,   by  rail, is   ISO  miles,miaking the distance  from   Durban  -111. miles.    Delegoa Bay, the  Portuguese  settlement,, is  the nearest seaport to the  Transvaal, generally,   but until the   rail- |  road, from Lowrenco JMtirquez to Pretoria,  is completed, it  is not a good or convenient point to start from, as  the  whole of  the coast   land   is   extremely   unhealthy  from'' ti   prevailing malarial   fever.    The  distance.from Delagoa Bay to  Pretoria is  103miles  by  road, iind 318 by rail.    Port  "Hai'/abetii      is   a    nearer   seaport'   than  that of Cape Town   to Johannesburg via  Kiniberley, there being a railroad to that  ���point.   Tiie distance from Port Elizabeth  to   Kiniberley,   by rail,  being -185   miles,  making the distance  from Johannesburg  to Port Elizabeth 770 miles.  There is another very extensive gold-  field in the'Transvaal, known as the Jvaap  gold district, of which Barberton is the  chief center. It is situated east of the  Band district, and borders on Swazieland  and the Portuguese settlement. But,  here, as in the Band district, there are no  alluvial deposits '.found to warrant the  .placer miner to wend his arduous way  thither.  Beyond theTansvaal northern boundary  the Limpopo, or Crocodile river, lies the  ���great kingdom of Matabeleland, wherein  .-the"gold-Holds'are reported to be richer  aud more extensive than those in the  Transvaal.  Here the natives are very numerous  and warlike-; and the distances are great,  and the climate is tropical. From the  'Limpopo river on the south, to the Zambesi river on the north, litis always been  considered by many to be the great source  of King Solomon's gold. Sofala bay,  which lies.-directly oast of Matabele, is  generally siipposeif to have been the port  of the gold shipments-in those ancient  times. When -railroads extend from the  south ancl east through Transvaal, and  the .numerous natives tire better managed  by the white .government, this vast auriferous country te) the north will bis more  easily prospet'l.ed tind and worked ; and  then the gold yield to the world will probably be more than eloublod.  The large native (Caffro) population of  the Transvaal must always tend to lower  the rate oi wages, so that white men can  novel' get those prevailing in America.  'This i.s.what should be well thought of  by till those who are thinking of working  their'.way from America to this new FA  Dorado. .Many-' have gone there front  Australia in the hope of finding placer  goitl tind work in the large mines. In this  they have been deceived.; Many of them  have left their bones there iu their vain  prospecting, tind many have returned  broken in health anddisgusted. But the  gold is there beyond a- doubt, iind in immense quantity, though it can only be obtained profitably by large outlay of capita! and skill, as we find shown in the case  of tho great Bobinson mine, now being  worked on the best American principles.  It is estimated by very etompetent au-  thoritv that the yield of gold from the  Transvaal alone'will bo fully $50,000,000  very shortly.  BAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT NEWS.  KASLO  WORKING   FOR   A   SUBSIDY   FOR  THE   KASLO &. SLOCAN   RAILWAY.  The    Nelson   &   Fort   Sheppard   is   Having   a  Good Deal of Trouble from Slides on Beaver  Creek The  C.  & K. S. N. Co.  Register a  Kick Against Excessive Taxation.  Kaslo can see but one way to get a railway to the Slocan mines, aud that way is  to get the government to guarantee interest em the cost of the road. A meeting  wa.s held on Monday night and tho situation discussed. The conclusion arrived at  was to send a delegation to Victoria, to  lay the matter before the government,  and a delegation made up of John Keen,  0. T. Kane, D. P. Kane, G. O. Buchanan, 11.  Byers, J. C. Clymo, William Baillie, and  Augustus Carney left for Victoria on  Tuesday morning.  Notwithstanding all reports to the contrary, the Nelson & Port Sheppard track  still runs through Beaver canyon, but for  a mile and three-quarters it is in a crippled condition from embankments sliding  away, slopes sliding down, ancl bridges'  settling out of line. However, superintendent George says he will have the  road open for freight traffic in seven or  eight days; but he will do well if helms  it open to stay open by .May 1st. There  is no great delay in handling passengers,  those leaving Nelson on I'Yiclay arriving  at Spokane on time. Baggage and express tire "toted"' across the break by tho  men employed on the railway, the passengers ''toting" themselves across. Going south, about an hour is required iu  making the transfer, tind about twice  that time is consumed in making the  northbound transfer. The recent long  delays were not caused by breaks on the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,"but by slides on  the Spokane cV: Northern at "Headman's  Eddy" and "Seven Devils." About a hundred men tire employed and a.s many more  could be worked to advantage.  Track lay ing was resumed on the Ilevel-  stoke A: Arrow Lake branch of the Canadian Pacific on Monday, and by the time  the "Wigwam" is reached, the stage of  water in the river will be such as to allow  the Lytton to make regular trips north  from Bobson.  The Columbia is now engaged in transporting ore from Trail to Northport, making ti round trip a day. In addition to  making two trips a week to Bonner's  Kerry, the Spokane makes two trips a  week between Nelson and Kaslo. The Nelson is still lying at the railroad wharf sit  -Nelson undergoing repairs. The Ainsworth makes three round (rips a week between Kaslo iind Nelson, iind is reported  doing ti gooel business. The authorities  of Stevens county. Washington, think  they have the cinch on the C. <V\ K. S. N.  Co. They assessed the steamer Columbia  at #2:'5.(J00, and threaten te; seize the boat  if the-amount of the taxes (.something  over $.100) is not paid instantor. The assessment is excessive beyond question ;  but the authorities .have the whip hand,  and the tax will have to be paiil.  The Voters' List.  The;   following   names   were  registration   at Nelson during  ending the (ith instant:  poste'd  for  the   week  rial  lilllll/lK<'l'. Ni'l-  t.'roii-iliiilf. Hunry I'Mwnnl, i-imiiiid.  son.  j\ l(!XIIM(llT,   l.urfllZll.  MlilllT.   Kllflo.  '���'lyiin. Tlmiuiif, ininiT, .\VI-'i;i.  C.'iiii|iniiiii. Henry, I'liKini/cr. Xi-Imiii.  The Silver King is again to the front as  the liiiW"! iMii|ilnyi-r nf liilxir of liny mini- In -mil In-iii  Kniitcimy. Over ilfij inline-, hit ihiw on llic [iiiy-nill,  unci a.�� llic rum I Inn- liccn opened, in order in p.| iii ~n|(-  plies, tin: force will lie increased to the full capacity of  lhe building accniiniinilat inn-,.  The London Times on American Republics.  The Loudon Times says the group of  Central American republics is a disgrace,  to civilization, a hotbed of crime, an iilcer.  that disfigures the fair face of America.  The great powers combined in years gone  by and rid the seas of pirates, hi ter they  formed an alliance for the suppression of  the slave trade, today they are working  together to stamp out that infamy in  Africa; why do not they unite to end  once and for all time the ruthless  slaughter which is carried on by those  petty republics in the name of warfare,  but which consists mainly in the terrorizing and murder of womeii and children  for purposes of robbery and the inhuman  butchery of prisoners. British Honduras  enjoys peace at nil times, why should  savage atrocities be permitted in the adjoining republics? A protectorate is re-  quircd for those countries.no matter of'  what nation, so long as it will put ti stop  to the infamies which disgrace the Christian world, iind the sooner one is established the better for the weltare of their  people and the credit of civilization. All  of which will apply with eepial force to  the more important republics of the  South American continent., in which  human lives and interests are at the mercy  of the insatiable ambitions of a parcel of  unscrupulous anil bloodthirsty adventurers. It is indeed imperative, as The  Times contends, that the state of insecurity iu Brazil should be brought to an  end. The commercial interests of the  mil ions, and t he interests of their common  humanity demand it.  The Gold Production of the World.  The production of golel throughout the  world is placed at $'J.")0,(KK).()(K) for the calender year 1N0.''��. The production of 1802  was $'j:>S.SI)l,()00, showing an increase of  $ll.(XKi,(XKI, mainly furnished by the  I'liited States. South Africa, and Bussia.  The figures for the I'liited States, although not vet quite complete, indicate  an increase 'oi $l.0(H).(K)0. The increase iu  South Africa is about $(>.()(M),(KK.), and iu  Bussia and Australia Sr.OO.OOOeach. There  will be small gains in other countries, including China aud Japan, hut they may  he offset by small losses elsewhere. Be-  ports reaching the treasury department  of the I'nited States indicate that the  production of gold is being pushed to the  maximum, anil that improved processes  will be used lo lhe iilmosi to increase' the  out put for IN0I.  ���M-MiiSMW^^ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL  7,  1894,  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  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HARRISON, B. A.���Harrister and Altorneyat  ��� Law (of the province of New Itrunswick), Conveyancer, Notary Public, Commissioner for taking Allldavits  for use in the Courts of Rrilish Columbia, etc. Olllcos���  Ward street, between linker and Vernon, Nelson, U. (J.  SATURDAY MORNING APRIL 7, ISM  SKULLDUGGERY    CAN   BE   PRACTICED.  The provisions   of."   the rogistration-of-  voters sections of  the Redistribution Act  give collectors tind distributing collectors  of   voters altogether too much   latitude.  Were the collectors and  distributing collectors   in   West   Kootenay so   disposed  they could disfranchise enough voters in  the   two   ridings   to   defeat  the   known  wishes of the electorate.    Under section  12 of the Act, if the collector is not satisfied as to any person's right to enrolment  on the register, the  person objected to is  required  to either  appear in person and  answer the interrogatories in  Schedule A  or answer them  before a witness.    How  many   voters   in  West   Kootenay could  make  it convenient to appear   in   either  Nelson or Revelstoke to answer the interrogatories?     And   should    the   collector  mail    the    interrogatories,   how    many  would be received and answered   in  time  to   insure enrolment?   It is  safe to say  that not 27) per cent of the voters could  do either the one   or   the other.    When  mailed, if  the   interrogatories   were not  answered and promptly returned, the collectors  could  take  it   for   granted   that  either no such person existed or  that the  interrogatories could not be satisfactorily  answered, and he  would   feel  warranted  Li dropping the name from the roll; when,  i l fact, the interrogatories would not be  received by the person to whom they were  addressed, owing to remoteness from post  offices, delay in transmission of mails, or  change of residence.    Again: the collector  is made a "judicial officer, when   he should  simply   be   an   administrative   one.    lie  should administer  the  law,  iind  not be  allowed to decide fine legal  points  that  are sure to crop up under oue of the interrogatories    on    the   list.     Why   should  a collector or a distributer of voters be  required   to decide the  question of  the  citizenship  of   men   who   have   declared  their intention to become citizens of the  republic to the south,  but who have not  completed such citizenship?'  It is well known  that,   when   iu   Victoria last winter,  the government agent  of West Kootenay, who is also a distributing collector, stated  that  the  names of  Americans  were   being  sneaked  on the  voters' list, and the same statement has  been reiterated .week after week  by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat in The Miner.    Gilbert Malcolm has even gone" further; he  has hinted that certain men who are taking an active part in securing for the district representative members would find  themselves without votes on election clay.  While Gilbert Malcolm is not reckoned a  prophet, he is given  credit for  being a  pretty smooth   "worker," and  is known  to have the ear of premier Davie.    If the  residents of West Kootenay having the  legal   right   to   vote   would   have    their  names kept on the voters' list, they must  organize to protect their rights at once.  The following are  the sections  of the  law under  which  the fine  work  can  be  done, and, "judging from his utterances at  Victoria and the frequency of his consultations with Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, the  distributing collector of voters for West  Kootenay  is   an   official  that will   bear  watching :  12. Kvesry collector who is not satisfied as to any person's right to enrolment on the register, which it is such  collector's duty to prepare, is hereby empowered to re-  (|iiir<) such person to answer the interrogatories contained  in schedule A to this Act, and unless such person satisfactorily answers such interrogatories, lhe collector  shall not insert his name on the register, and if it has  been so inserted, shall expunge it therefrom.  II) The interrogatories shall, in the discretion of the  collector, be administered by him personally, at such  time and place as he may. either verbally or in writing,  appoin , or the collector may forward, by mail or otherwise, written or printed interrogatories to the person,  addressed to such person's last known place of iibode. for  such person to answer in presence of a subscribing witness.  (2) Every distributing collector shall have the powers  given to collectors by this section, so as to enable him to  satisfy himself as to the right of any person to be enrolled on any list or register under his supervision.  lieve the voters who favor the convention  plan are perfectly willing that theSproat-  Miner party should run tis many candidates as it litis candidates; but they are  unwilling to take either advice or instruction from Gilbert' Malcolm and The  Miner. How many votes would each of  the Sproat-Miner candidates poll were  they all to run? Xo: Gilbert Malcolm,  you are smooth, but hardly.smooth enough  to hoodwink the voters who favor sending  to the legislature a member who will labor  for the interests of'the people of the riding tis against the interests of a few land-  grabbers like yourself and partners, silent  iind otherwise^   LIGHT   THAT   DOES   NOT   ENLIGHTEN.  Judging from the editorial effusions of  Gilbert Malcolm Sproat in The Miner, the  people of this province are beholden to  premier Davie for all money expended on  public works. The people, however, still  believe that it is their own money that is  so expended, and not Mr. Davie's.  Giluert Malcolm Si'Hoat and The  Miner, in their jcjiiit efforts to manage  the election campaign on behalf of the  Davie government, claim that the electorate should he allowed to elect a member  without interference from conventions or  other intermeddling bodies.   Well, we be-  When asked pertinent questions regarding the directorate of the Nakusp  As Slocan railway, the names of the stockholders of the company constructing that  railway, the number and amount of the  tenders, etc., etc., premier Davie answered  that he did not know anything about the  matter. Now that a return answering  the pertinent questions has been brought  before the legislature, neither the legislature nor Mr. Davie can beany the wiser  The return gives the names of the provisional directors of the railway company tis  A. W. Jones, C. G. Major, and .Johann  WulfTsohn. The shareholders in the Inland  Construction 6c Development Company,  Limited, tire Me Ivor Mcivcr Campbell,  Donald McGillivray, C.-J. Loowen, and  John Irving. The subscribed capital of the  railway company is $300,000, of which 10  per cent litis been paid in. The estimate  of the cost of the road was made for the  Canadian Pacific by HI. J. Duchesnay, the  engineer who had charge of the construction of the road between Nelson and Bob-  son, and his estimate is given tis $15,210 to  the mile. All of which throws no light  whatever on the inside history of the  deal.  The   provisional   directors  and   secretary-treasurer  of   the  Nakusp & Slocan  Bailway Company, by their own admissions, are  but   figureheads.     The shareholders in the Inland Construction 6c Development Company   are   not   men   like  McJ vcr M.clver Campbell andC. J. Loewen,  who are neither nionied men nor men of  push and energy.    The estimate of cost  made by engineer Duchesnay cuts no figure  whatever,  as his   estimates for  the  several sections of the line go to show. His  estimate   for  the first twelve  miles  out  from Nakusp is $1-1,517 per mile and for  the next eleven  miles $!),00S a  mile.    If  the actual  cost could  be obtained from  the construction company, it would clearly  show that the first section of twelve miles  cost less per mile than the second section  of eleven miles, and that the two sections  from  the head of Slocan   lake  to Three  Forks did not cost within $5000 per .mile  of the estimate made by Mr. Duchesnay.  Mr. Duchesnay also says in his affidavit  that "the general gradients and curvature  "of the line as located are, I consider, the  " best the country will permit."    Yet the  curves tire so sharp that it is found impossible   to   keep   ou the  track  the   engine sent down for construction purposes  by the Canadian Pacific.    It is notorious  that the line as located is not the best the  country permits of, but i.s absolutely the  worst.  Superintendent Marpole  of the  Pacific  division   of    the   Canadian   Pacific  also  makes an  affidavit;   but  Mr.. Marpole'is  more guarded in his statements  on oath.  He says:    "We  found the work of  con-  " struction, so far as it had progressed, to  " be well  done, and  such as would be, in  " our opinion, acceptable to the Canadian  " Pacific Railway Company for operation  " and up to the standard required by the  "Dominion government regulations for a  " subsidized road  in a mineral   country.  " So far as  inspected  the gradients and  "curvature are, in my opinion, not excessive and are the  best  the country will  " allow within reasonable   limits   of  ex-  " ponditure  in construction."     It  is  not  generally known that the Dominion government has  one standard for   railways  built in mineral districts and  another for  roads built through farming sections; but  as Mr. Marpole says it has, it must be so,  for "It. M."  is an authority on all questions pertaining to railways.    But in saying that the gradients ancl curvatures are  the best  the country  will  allow  within  reasonable limits of expenditure  in  construction, Mr. Marpole simplyacluiits that  the road litis been cheaply located and constructed;    so   cheaply   that   the   Inland  Construction  6c   Development)   Company  will   clean   up   $5000 a   mile   in   its construction.  The return also states that only one  tender was received that complied with  the notice calling for tenders. The return  might also have stilted that it was so intended when the notice calling for tenders  was given. But the return does not state  whether the certified check for $112,000  accompanying the tender was drawn on  the Bank of Montreal, the Bank of British  Columbia, the Bank of British North  America, or on the bank of which Johann  WullTsohn i.s the main stockholder;  neither does it state the name of the person or corporation signing the certified  check.  The return actually does not give any  information whatever regarding a- deal  that has brought so much reproach on the  Davie government, through which it was  engineered; but it does give the actual  cost of the twenty-eight miles of road between Xelson and liobson. ,The twenty-  eight miles cost $5SS,013.JI, of which $89,-  000 were contributed a.s a cash subsidy by  the Dominion government and the remainder by the provincial government in  the way of land grants and town-lot subsidies. The return does not enlighten the  public on the question at issue, that is:  Why does the the government build a  railway then hand it over as a free gift  to a railway company, the names of  whose stockholders are unknown to the  government?   It is rumored that a gentleman'whose  name has been coupled with an ambition  to hold office as a member of the legislature is about to start a newspaper at  Kaslo, so as to be able iit all times to air  his views. If he does, the reputation he  has I'or ability will be shattered so badly  that he will never be able to mend it. lie  should take warning by the cruel fate  that has overtaken another gentleman  who had a great reputation for ability  before he began writing editorials for  Tho Miner. Three weeks ago Gilbert Malcolm Sproat had the reputation of being  a.ble "to write like the devil," now the  readers of The Miner say he i.s "ii devil of  a writer."         Gilbert Malcolm Sproat and The  Miner claim that but one of the Nelson  delegates-elect to the convention is a married man, and that the others enjoy singularity. Well, we opine it is not a greater  offence to live a life of singularity without having taken marriage vows tlia.ii to  live a. life of singularity after having  taken such vows.  A.   NEW   REPORTER'S   "STORY.'  How   George   Stanton   Made   a   Discovery   In  Newspaper "Work.  "Write for the Times!    Do you imagine  you went to college for that?    You can't  write."  "Have you ever given me the chance?"  "No.    But 1 know you couldn't.    I daresay you've been counting on  doing this,  eh?"     The younger  man   bowed.    "And  have been  laying in  a stock  of flowing  rhetoric and fine-spun theories," tho elder  continued. '-Humph! The Times wouldn't  pay in a month's time if we fed the public  on stuff of that sort.   What  it wants is  food of another kind."  "What's to prevent my providing it as  well as the other writers ou the stall'? Is  my college education to  be a  drawback  tome?    If it is -"  The sentence was left unfinished,  and  the elder man   silently  returned   to   his  work of glancing over some copy .spread-,  out on  tho desk before him.    When he  had finished the last page, he turned to  the first and wrote "m.g." across the top.  "What does that  mean?" George Stanton inquired.  "Those letters .stand for 'must go.'"  "Then whatever bears them goes?"  His   uncle   surveyed him   with a grim  smile lighting his face.  "It's apt to," he said, dryly.  "Then anything 1 might write would be  printed, regardless of  its merit, if you so  marked it?"  "Certainly. . But. you. must remember  that an uncle indulgent to faults aud the  proprietor of this paper���a successful  business enterprise���are two distinct personalities "  "Which you  bear; I  understand.   But  surely literary merits cuts some figure?"  "Urn���if the name of the  writer  who  possesses it is well known, it does."  "Not otherwise?"  The elder man shook his head emphatically   "I've no use for'em.'  "Why, that makes-out the newspaper  of today a money-making'machine of the  lowest order," George Stanton exclaimed,  indignantly. "The brains of the concern  are subservient to the business-office."  "Exactly."  There was a pause, during which the  younger man tippetl back his chair against  the wall and gazed abstractedly iit the  ceiling. At length he brought the legs of  tho chair to the Moor witli emphasis.  "I still maintain that it isn't fair that I  shouldn't be given a trial," he remarked.  "I suppose you've got a batch of manuscripts   till   ready   to   fire   at   inc.     The  nephew's   face   Hushed.    "I    thought so.  Well,   I   don't  want "em.    Now see here,  what this paper wants  isn't rhetoric, it  isn't eloquence, it isn't philosophy, it isn't  literary merit, as you call it���it's just life  ���plain,  every-dtiy life.    I  wouldn't publish  the  most   beautiful  flight of   fancy  that wtis  ever  written���I've  no  use  I'or  that sort.     But life���things  near,  local,  personal���give   nie those.     If   you   keep  your eyes and ears open, you'll find more  tragedy  in  one block of   Siin   I'Yancisco  than in the whole of Shakespeare."  "Then you give me the chance?"  I'Vederick Stanton hesitated.   "It'sopen  to you the same as it is to all," he replied,  indifferently;    "you   would   be   paid   for  space-work at our regular rates, providing  we accept it.    Mind yon, I don't say I'll  take what you write."  "But if it suits, you'll 'in. g.' it?"  A week later the young man again presented himself in his uncle's private ol'iicc.  "I've followed your advice, uncle l-Yed,  and taken life for my subject."   He threw  himself into a chair ancl gave a twist to  his  Imad   in  the  direction  of   the  inner  door.    It was slightly ajar,  find ��� he ro^e  and shut it before hc'resumccl.    "You see,  what you said about the tragedies of life  ��� iind,   of   course,   1   inferred   that   you  meant  the comedies as well���being right  under our noses, as it were, set nie to  thinking.    Meantinie,  J  have  found out  Ho! for the White Grouse Mountain Mines!  The Rich Copper-Silver Mines on Grouse Mountain are easily reached from  the new townsite on the east side of Kootenay Lake, and which is distant about sixteen  miles from the mines. There is bound to be a rush to the mines on White Grouse Mountain in the spring, and DAVIE is sure to be a town of importance, as well as supplies for, and  ore from the mines must pass through it.   For prices of lots apply to  DAVID BLACK, Pilot Bay;  GEORGE NOWELL, Victoria;  or JOHN HOUSTON & CO., Nelson.  the true meaning of your mystic letters.  AVhatever bears them must go in the columns of the next issue, regardless of time,  space, or other consideration. They tire  so potent as to require no explanation, no  suggestions from the moiders of public  opinion who preside in the editorial den.  Whatever an editor may receive from a  proprietor initialed 'm. g.' will be printed,  even if it bo the death-warrant of the entire staff."  "Is this a lecture on the depravity of  the press in general, or my own paper in  particular?"  "Neither.    It is to let you   know that I  have been  further enlightened  since we  last discussed this subject.    I  now understand what exists as a  mighty factor  in  the management of a  newspaper, and  I  want you to  put it on the top of that."  He tossed some sheets  of closely written  paper cm the desk in front of the other.  "Humph!"  " 'If I listen 1 may gather the very ma  tcrial   he   wants,'   1    said.       I    listened.  Eureka!   1 flatter  myself that   I've   got  something spicy and realistic enough  to  suit even you !"  "I told you that if you wrote anything  lit to set up type for, it would be judged  impartially and paid for at the regular  rates."  "It isn't tho pay so much," George Stanton replied, contemptuously.  "Want to see yourself in print, L suppose. Well, lets see what you have produced." He took up the shoots before him  and began to read them. When he had  finished, he turned to his nephew in surprise. His eye beamed with the delight  begotten of "scoops."  "Well, my boy. that's a corker!" he  said, heartily. "Where did you get it?"  "Listened and heard some old. gossips  tell it, as you told me to do. All 1 know  is, that it's the escapade of a woman high  in 'local social circles,' just as I've said."  "Escapade?" his "uncle repeated-; "I  should call it pretty near being a crime.  She goes to a midnight supper during her  husband's absence from town, and, after  conducting herself in a scandalous manner there,  she escapes when   threatened  with discovery by personating Mrs. II   a prominent woman of well- mown rapid  proclivities, has the supper charged to her  account, and���Um!���she goes a little too  far for safety in that escapade."  "Of course I had to exaggerate ' it a  trifle ��� touch up the high" lights, you  know."  "And darken the.shadows. Well, that's  what'we want, and you've hit it the first  time. Only if we could give the name of  the woman who did it, or those of her  relatives, it would be stronger. Don't  know-it, eh?"  "No."  "Well, the name of the woman she personated is enough for one scoop, and we've  got that. Perhaps others may know it,  and it'll set 'em to talking." He took up  his blue pencil and wrote "m. g." at the  top of the page. "Perhaps you'll make a  newspaper man after all, in spite of your  college education���who knows ?"  George Stanton seized the manuscript  and hurried off with it to the editorial  den, where he deposited it gleefully upon  the top of a pile of papers on the editor's  desk. After that, dinner, the theatre,  supper, followed in succession, and at  midnight he tried to possess himself with  patience to await the arrival of the paper  wliich would contain his maiden effort in  journalism. ���  An overwhelming disappointment  awaited him. Porwhen he unfolded the  sheet, not a line of his production could  he find. After searching several times  through the sixteen pages of the paper,  the conviction was forced upon him���it  had been omitted.  lie hastened to his uncle's office, for, although it was Sunday morning, he knew  he should find him there.  "My article has been omitted," he announced.  His uncle surveyed the crestfallen  countenance before him.  -'Omitted? I haven't had time to glance  at the paper yet���there's so much of it���  but it can't be possible."  "It is, though. Here's the paper; look  for yourself."  Tiie proprietor glanced hastily over the  sheet.  "I never knew Bacon to do such a thing  before in all the seventeen years lies been  on the paper."  "Where is he?"  "Home, I suppose; I haven't seen him.  Ring up the porter and find out."  The man reported that Mr. Bacon had  been in his oflice all night, "walkiif up  and down, sor, strange-like. I axed.him  wor any one after him, but he said 'No,  kinder 'absent-minded-like, and whit on  wnlkin' up and down."  I'Vederick Stanton dismissed the man.  His words had deepened the mystery.  "I can't understand this at all.    Come,  George, we will find out what it means."  At the editorial  oilice  a  haggard   face  confronted    them.     Mr.   Bacon   silently  ushered in his visitors and closed the door.  "I sent you so-piestuff last night, Bacon,"  said Frederick Stanton, "and I've come  to hear your explanation���if you can give  one���as to why you kept it back."  The man addressed began to pace the  room nervously.  "it was about���a woman," he said, finally.  "Well, what if it was?" demanded his  superior. '".Her name wasn't mentioned,  though it ought to have been; and if it  had been, is that any reason why you  should scruple to publish what I send in?  You've never hesitated before over such a  trifle as a. woman's reputation."  There was au ominous pause.  "We may as well understand one tin-  other first a.s last," the speaker continued.  "It will never do for au eelitor to doubt  the policy of an owner. Vou would be  asking my reasons next. If you tire to  presume to dictate to inc. we may as well  sever our connection tit once."  The man addressed staggered slightly.  His face paled and a hunted look came  into his eyes.  "It was only a woman's reputation that  was at stake," he said, quietly, "but that  woman was���my wife!"  To Mary.  Mary, pretty Mary,  Sweetest, parlor miiiil.  How you l>ut your mistress  ������'airly in Llio shade:  How I love to see you  When the <loor-beII rings.  In your artful apron,  Willi the saucy strings.  Charming is you figure.  (.'harming is your face.  And you hear the lea-lray  With a ehiirniing graee!  How I love to see you  Bringing in the things,  Iu your artful apron.  \\'ith Lhe saucy sitings.  "Mary, pretty Mary  In your s mple print.  Willi your looks and blushes  Vou might, mull a flint,.  Take my heart, and wear it.  (Hut lb Mieo it. clings)  On that artful apron.  With the saucy strings.  LLIAM PERDUE  arkets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract, fo supply mining companies and  steamboats wilh fresh meats, and deliver same al, anv mine  or landing in   the   Koolenay  Lake country.  XI-;\V IVKNVKK LOTS-Lols 1) and 10 (100 by 120 feet),  Block l, iu government part of New Denver. Price  $fM; ��2S() cash, balance to Lhe government.  A oO-KOOT LOT on Vernon street. Nelson, on which  there is a ouc-story otlice building. Price. ��1200; S.*>(I0  cash, balance in easy payments.  A 250-ACRK RANCH, situated on the outlet, 12 miles  northeast of Nelson. Ton acres cleared and lilt) acres  more that can be: 10 acres in wild hay. Good story  and a half hewed-log house. Price. ��200(1; half cash,  timooii balance. Title crown grant. Gallon oraddress  Joiin Houston & CO,, Nelson, B.C.  NOTICE.  PhOVINCIAI.  SKCItKTAKVS Ol'l'ICK,      "I   '  l.ith March, ISill. I  TIIK following definition of the mining divisions established in the West Kootenay district is substituted  I'or the description of the said divisions published in the  British Columbia Gazette of the 1-lt.h of December, W'SA:  WKST KOOTKXAY DISTRICT.  .MININO   DIVISIONS.  1. IIuvki-stokk Minino Division.��� Commencing at  the intersection of the iilst parallel with the west boundary of the district; thence northerly, following the said  boundary of said distriet to Canoe river; thence sotulh-  erly along the east, boundary of said district to the watershed between Carne's creek and llleeillewaet river:  thence following the westerly watersheds of the North  Fork of the llleeillewaet river. South river, and Fish  creek to the 31st, parallel: thence along the southerly  watershed of Akololox river to the Columbia river:  thence southwest to the west boundary of the district;  thence northerly along said boundary to the place of beginning.  2. Ii.i.ix'H.i.kwakt Minino Division.���Bounded on  the west by Kevelstoke mining division: on the north  and east by the eastern boundary of the district: ou the  south by the following line: Commencing at a point on  the east boundary of the district, on the watershed between Fish creek and Lardo river; thence westerly along  thu south watershed of Battle creek to Fish creek;  tlience north-west, to east boundary of Kevelstoke Mining  Division.  A. Thol't Lakh Minino Division.���To include all  the country on the rivers, streams, and tributaries I hereof  (lowing into Trout, lake and Lardo river south to a point  half way between ICootenay lake and Trout lake.  I. La'hdkau Minino Division.���Hounded on Lhe east  by Trout lake mining division ; on Lhe north by llleeillewaet and Kevelstoke mining divisision; on the wesL by  Lhe west boundary of the district,; on the south hyaline  commencing in the west boundary of the distrilrict, on  the watershed between Mosquito and Fosl, Hill creeks;  thence following the south watershed of Fosl, Hill creek  to Uuppor Arrow lake and the north watershed of Koos-  ka-nax river to the southwest corner of Trout Lake mining division.  a. Si.ocan Minino Division.���Bounded on Lhe north  by Lardeau mining division; on the west by the west  boundary of the disl rict; on the south by a line forming  the south watersheds of Bowman creek, the WesL Fork  of .Slocan lake, and the north water-beds of all streams  (lowing into Lhe Kootenay river between Sloean river  anrl Balfour; thence northerly, following the watershed  between Slocan lake and Kootenay lake and Lardo river  to southwest corner of Trout Lake mining division.  (i. TuaIi. Gui'i'K" Minino ill vision.���To include all  the country on too rivers, streams, and tributaries  thereof winch empty into the Columbia river between  tiie intornaLional boundary and the mouth of the Kootenay river, excepting the country on .Salmon river and  the streams and tributaries I hereof.  7. CioAT Kivi:u Minimi Division.-To include ul! the  country on the rivers, streams, and tributaries thereof  (lowing into the ICootenay river between the international  houndarv iinil Koolenay lake.  H. Ainswoutii Minino Division.��� To include all the  country on the rivers, stream, and fribiilaies thereof  Mowing into Kooliiiay lake niirlli of Coat, river mining  division, except thai portion of Lhe Lardo river included  iu Trout Luke mining division.  II.    XKI.HON Minino Division.���I o include all the remaining portion of West  Koolenay district.   By command. JAMKS BAICKK,  Provincial secretary and minister of mines.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Fourth Street.  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  JAMBS MeDOMLD & CO.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Carry complete lines of Furniture, as well as manufacture  eveey grade of Mattresses.  They also carry Pianos anil  Organs.    Undertaking.  John M. Ki:i:ri:it. Ja.mios W. Skai.h.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at. reasonable prices.  l.HAVK    OHDKHS    AT  J.   P.   Hume   <&   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson  elson   Livery Stable  Passengers and  baggage   transferred to and   from  Lbo   ib'  blovo  railway depot, and 'steamboat, landing.   Freight  hauled and job teaming done,   till  wood for sale.  WILIJAM WILSON PROPKIKTOn  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBERYARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full slock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads .dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Ag-ent.  The estate of MeKaeliren & Co. in liquidation.)  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  TIIK PRINCIPAL IIOTF.L IX TIIK CITV OF ICASLO.  This house occupies two lots on the corner  of 4th street ancl A avenue and is 50 by  100 feet in size. It has three floors and  about 70 bed-rooms, nearly all of which  are furnished.  Arrangements have been made by which Lhe lots can  bo sold with the house. The house has been running  eighL months and has done a paying business, and which  by good management ciiuld be greatly improved. For  terms and particulars apply Lo  Kaslo, B. C.  G. 0. BUCHANAN,. Assignee.  December IStli. ISM.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  SASH. BOOKS. AND WINDOW FItAMKS  MAPF, TO OKI-Kit.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TURNING, SURFACING. AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town in the Kootenay Lake country  promptly attended lo.   General jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  For   Member   of   the   Legislative   Assembly.  The undersigned announces himself as a candidate for  member of the legislative assembly from the south riding  of West. ICootenay District, subject, to the action of the  convention lo he held at Nelson on April l'ith, ISill.  Nelson, January 101 li, 18111. .1. FKKD HUME.  NOTICE.  The silting of Lhe county court of Koolenay, to be  holden at Nelson, has been postponed until Monday, the  2lst day of May, A.D. ISM.  T. II. GIFFIN, Registrar.  Neli-on, B.C., December llth, 18!M.  i  EMi'i "A*-".  ���^"j/.'&.js  niv-ii>.*,-.i-fc,��lS  tct'jj,..--!i*Ja  ^5#i3M THE TRTBTTtfE:   NELSON,. B. C, SATURDAY, AWU.L 7,; 1.894:.-  3  New' Denver, situated as it is at the mouth of Carpenter Creek, on the east side of Sloean Lake, is within easy reach  of every mine in the g'reat Sloean Mining* Division of West Kootenay Distriet, and, notwithstanding* all reports to the  contrary, is the only town so situated. It is one of the few' townsites in West Kootenay whose owners can give absolute title to lots. Business men, mining- men, miners, and prospectors, desiring" either sites for stores, offices, or  residences, will be liberally dealt with.    Prices range from $25   for residence lots to $500 for business   lots.    Apply to  ANKOF  ?ji:u/'i  Capital, ��  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir  DOXALI) A.  SMITH   Hon. (J ������:<"). A.  IIRUMMOND.  K.  S. OLOUSTON    President   Vice-President  ...General Manager  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  -.-j      mc.\.vciii'*s in      LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Huy and sell Sturlinu  Exchange and Cable Transfers.  I'lCANT COM.MKKCIAI, A Nil TKAVKM.KUS' C14KUITS,  available in any pari of the world.  dkakts issi;hd; coi.i.i'.ctions maiik; ktc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATIO OV IXTEREST (at present) .'ii Per Cent.  A WOMAN ON WOMEN.  In the March number of one of the Kiitf-  li.sh reviews there  i.s ti .slashing article by  i\h'.s. IL Lynn Linton   on  certain  tenelen-  cie-s   of   the   end-of-the-renlui-y   woman.  Mrs. Linton ele>e.s not .spare  her  sisters���  she never has (lone so since she wrote the  fanmus '"Girl of  the Period" papers years  ago���but whatever she writes  is always  worth reading.   Many  reasons (she says)  make,the admission of  women into the  region of active politics a, national danger  and a  national  disgrace.    As things are,  by the mere fact of sex and  its functions,  women luwe already an' overwhelming inlluence over men.    As mothers they build  up  the body and  give the first impress  to the mind of the child.   What they are  in   health   and   morality   reacts   on   the  health and   morality  of  their offspring;  and the rule  of  the  nursery by its  food,  its teaching, its goverance, lays the foundations of a man's wholesome physique or  unserviceable nerves.    As the first love of  the aelolescent they set the.pattern of the  "womanly ideal.    As the first mistress they  make or mar a man's  life, anil shape his  very soul for good  or evil.   As the  wife  they are for the most part  the .supreme  authority in the home where the husband  is only the paying lodgei���tyrants or benevolent despots as their character determines,   but    always    despots   on   -whom  mainly depends the happiness  or the un-  happiness of the marriage, the comfort or  distress of the household.   A.s the queens  of society they fashion  the manners and  decide    the    standard    of   morality   of  that   society,  and   from   the   cut   of    a  sleeve to the subjects permitted to be discussed  iit the five-o'clock  tea���from the  amount of countenance given  to  vice to  the conventional shibboleth and the conventional gesture���they and  they alone  are responsible.    Everywhere their power  is felt; everywhere their sex is predominant.    What they tlisallow can not exist;  and the most influential   statesman, the  bravest soldier,  is a mere cipher   where  "tone" is concerned.    To add  to this tremendous  influence already existing, the  direct  power of   a   preponelerating  vote  will be to shift the balance entirely to the  feminine side���which will surely be a disadvantage to the race at large.  There is a certain class of women whom  the originators of the Woman's Rights  movement will nejt suffer to be registered  nor segregated. Many of the more prosperous of these live in lodgings of a t|itieb  anel eiutisi-respectable character, and if  they are sober, relatively well-conducted,  and careful of appearances, their holding  is not disturbed, though their calling is  known. These women will be eligible for  the franchise, and this will be the first anel  o ily instance known to modern Christianity, or, so far as 1 know, to any form e>f  civilized heathendom, where the politics  and government of a country will be tli-  rectly influenced by its public prostitutes.  Less revolting than this, but in its own  way as humiliating, will be the voting  power of that large class of futile spinsters anil widows, rife in country towns���  women who have not one single idea in  their heads���women whose view of the  universe is bounded by their own local  gossip���who believe iu ghosts tind the sea-  serpent, and swallow till they hear without the smallest pinch of salted skepticism. These women, anel the still lower  .stratum of village shop-keepers and charwomen, will have votes. We; have; em the  register already a crowd of unlit electors.  Why add another anel yet larger crowd  still more unfit? .Mow much nearer shall  we be te> the perfection of good govern-  nioiit when folly wriggles where brutality  .shoulders, anil neither folly nor brutality  understands the merits of the principles  each undertakes to destroy or to establish?  When people talk of the woman's vote;,  they think emly of the educated lauded  proprietor���the kecn-wibtcil widow left  in charge of grave interests; and they  contrast these unenfranchised Cornelias  with their half-eelucateel gardeners, their  drunken tenantry, their ignorant coachmen and butlers, anel think what a monstrous miscarriage of justice the unequal-  ity is.! They do not remember the fringe  of upper-class prostitutes; the serried  mass of foolish, futile little shop-keepers  and the like in small country towns; the  spinsters who know absolutely nothing  of men, or life, or human nature anyhow;  the widows who juelge the whole world  according to the pattern of the late la-  nienteel, than whom was never a better  man born, or the nndesired well rid of.  This movement among women, like so  much else, is eluc to the new conditions of  society and domestic economy,   whereby  I'estlessness'has been created and the home  occupations which once absorbed  the sex  have   been   superceded   by   general   and  special   providers.      In    the   days  when  things were done at home which now are  brought in from the outside, the lives of  women were filled to the brim with duties  which few were shameless enough to neglect.-   Now, however, with everthing done  out of the home, the   time once occupied  within the four walls  is  left  vacant and  disusetl.   ctntl   Satan   vindicates   his   olel  claim to be cenisielereel the  most indefatigable   taskmaster   we   have.    With  this  loss of domestic dut'iies and  the cessation  of elomestic tietivities, tho home naturally  becomes monotonous, and the girls refuse  to stay  in it if they can in any way escape, while the married   women delegate  their dwindled tluties to the servants and  stream   out  to   the club anil    the   shops,  their frienels and the office, for the excitement home  can not   afford them.    Anything for a, change!   If familiarity breeds  contempt, sameness .creates satiety, and a  change from even good' to bad is preferable to an unbroken round of good.   This  dislike evf  monotony and consequent feverish'desire for novelty lie tit  the root of  much in this new woman's movement,   it  is not that the thing desired is in anyway  better than the thing rejected ; but it  is  different.   A woman  will  gladly enter a  chemist's shop ami.find   her  pleasure  in  manipulating evil-smelling drugs  for less  wages -than a servant tit home costs her ;  but she will despise cooking and bread-  baking and the saving of  that extra'servant by her. own .labor.    Iu  manufacturing towns t he,-.'married women who  are  "hands"  spend.more on a   care-taker  to  look    after     their     children     in     their  absence    than    they   earn   in    the ...factory.    But the  factory is eagerly sought  after   and   the   home   is   deserted.     So,  women  will endure the hardships of an  African expedition and  run  the elaugers  of tiger-shooting and buffalo-hunting who  shudder at the risks of child-bearing anil  hold the apportionment of dangers made  by nature herself as the last expression of  injustice.  As to this apportionment of work,  duties,.dangers, the women who cry out  the loudest against things as they tire, cry  out in two languages. On the one side  they fall foul of the work that falls to the  lot of the sex, the housekeeping, the child-  bearing anel subsequent care of the children, without which life could not go on  at all, nor society hold together, On the  other, they demand to share in all the occupations anil pursuits of men, and hold  the barriers which would keep them from  pushing'those men from their stools as  iniquitous. One gets up anel complains of  the hardships endured by elomestic servants, tind how the poor, frtiil, nervous  sisterhood in cap and apron merits active  pity and slacker thongs. Another shrieks  for leave to compete with men, even in  the barrack-yard and on the cross-trees if  she wishes; sind when amiable philanthropists banish her from the pits where men  work nearly naked, anel the presence of  the sex creates ti very pandemonium tenanted by more demons than one, she  howls to the world tit large, anel calls the  very goels to witness to her wrongs. So  that really, between sobs over the magnitude of the work tliqy have to eh>, and  shrieks over that, much bigger and  harder, which they demand tt) do, the  sane and quiet by-staniler is somewhat  pti/./ded te) know what the malcontents  would be at and where the shoe really  pinches.  When they get the vote, however,' all  this will be rectifieel, and the Utopia  promised se) far back as the days of Aristophanes will be a living fact. When  they get the vote! .Does anyone ever  think of the absurd anomaly involved in  this gift of supremacy to the sex, which  among its own members denies the simplest right'of personal freedom���when it  can? Mind, I do not say that the housekeeper is wrong in keeping a strict hand  over her maids; but we must remember  that in the; person of her servants she has  potential electors whoso votes would go  towards ileterinijiing the destinies of the  nation. Anel tliese women she does not  think capable of taking cure of themselves after ten o'clock at night. Side by  side with this view runs that other, so  fashionable with some;, which makes the  virtue of a woman not her own affair so  much as man's, and holds her to be nob  responsible for her own fall so much tis is  the man. She may influence politics, but  that one precious possession which all  ages have agreed to give into her own  keeping, with punishment to her primarily and chiefly when she loses it, is now  handed over to men, and they are in fault  while she is exonerated. And no one has  the courage to say, that more men, ten  times over, are ruined by women than  there are women ruined by men. The  flabby philanthropists who vapor about  the "poor dear harlots" of the streets, anel  call them soiled doves and the like, never  think of the? young boys who are ruined  for life by some specious, smiling vampire���the weak and passionate men who  go down to the grave dishonored, destroyed by some splendid harpy, who,  for their marl love; gave cruel calculation  ���for their sincerity, blind, fatuous, suicidal as it might have been, gave falsehood as dee)) as hell and treachery as infamous as that.Judah's kiss in the garelen.  All the sympathy of pitiful hearts goes-  out to the lost woman���none i.s kept for  the ruined man.  liy   nature,   education,   and   function,  women are both interfering tind arbitrary.  Almost till are penetrated with tho desire  to set things and people to rights.    What  they tire not in themselves they   will  1101  allow others to be, if they can in tiny way  prevent it; and to pluck brands from tlw  burning, reclaim sinners, and  reduce  the  whole world  to their own pattern, rank  as virtues with  the average  woman who  eloes not  understand  her own   instincts.  From   the afternoon   costume of a maid  servant to the routing out of the Hindoo  Zenana, tmd the public "discovery" of the  purdah   woman,   the   sex,   which   hates  monotony  in   its individual   person,   demands uniformity  from  others.    Whore  they can. they clip the men's lives into as  near a likeness to their own  as  they can  'manage'..   Where they can  not, they copy  the thing which else they would have.forbidden..   In America, they raid an obnoxious gin-shop;'in England, they walk with  the guns  and shoot big game in  Africa,  smoke in  public carriages,   and'dress'so  like their brothers as to  be indistinguishable from the waist upwarel.    When  we  have tickled  the perilous  arm of political  power to the restless love of interference  ���or, failing this,  of assimilation   to  the  stronger   sex1���which   now   characterizes  the weaker, we shall pass under a despotism greater than any the world has ever  seen since tiki Egypt gtive the   reins   to  woman,   and  she   transferred    them   to  priesthood.   For how  tyrannical   women  are we can  see for ourselves any. day in  the  week.     See    them   as    paid   housekeepers, or matrons, or upper servants, tis  commanders in any class of life, and their  tyranny is inlinitely greater than that of  men over one another.   This inexplicable  enough.   Men have muscles,  aud  an  obnoxious "boss" can be  knocked down and  kicked.    Women have only nails ; and do  not often  use them.    But whatever  the  explanation, the fact remains  the same-  woman    use  authority   more   unscrupu-  luosly than   men,   and   the   spindle   lies  heavier   than   the   spear.'    The   modern  craze for dispossessing men  in  favor of  women is among  those ideas  which, like  the primeval tortoise, stand  on "nothing.  It i.s a vicious circle, and the evil   of the  whole   thing   increases   with   use.     The  more  women are employed   where   men  used   te)   be   the   sole   wage-earners, the  fewer  marriages  there will   be, and  yet  more tmd  more women  will   be  left'unprovided tor.    Women work for less than  "men,   anel   undercut   wages   all   around.  Their employment necessitates the exodus  of the stronger  sex ;   tind so the  vicious  circle goes, ever increasing in  evil  consequences to society.    And tiie  worst of  it  till is, it is not only the necessitous women  who leave  home anel   seek   employment,  for wliich they will take just as  little remuneration   as will keep body and  soul  together���well-endowed women tire eager  te> do work lor tiny or no payment, simply  for  the sake of   occupation; or,  if   they  statui out   for the market   value of their  services, they literally take the lireatl out  of the mouths of their hungry sisters, and  in either case they add   te)   the congestion  of the already overstocked labor  market.  It i.s  a pitiful sight!    Women of   wealth  anel   standing   hiy aside   their   inherited  pride,   their dignity,   their elelicaey, ami  comedown  among the ceitirse thremgsof  the market-place, eager to  jostle, callous  to   insult,   and    hardeneel    against    the  natural promptings of  female shame and  delicacy.   They will not see   the degradation of this competition with their poorer  sisters as  they   will not see the;   folly of  unequal   competition   with   men.      That  testriun  of unrest- the very tsetse Ily of  motlern life-   litis stung thein,   anel   anywhere,   anywhere out in the worlel,  anel  out of the home!  Anel what is the truth in this e-ennpeii-  tion with men? As a rae:e women are not  equal to men in strength, in endurance,  in ability to accept responsibility, iii staying power. The; strongest woman is not  oriuii.1 to the strongest man; the most neurotic and hysterical man i.s not so neMirotic.  tinel hysterical tis his e-oiigenittil sister. Of  cemrsei a strong tinel purposeful woman  beats an effeminate man is far and away  aheael of him in all things, mental tinel  physical; but range the sexes according  to tlegree, anel the men are relatively superior to the women. All parallels are in  favor of the greater strength of men:  but the advocates of the new movement  contrast tin Ama/.ouian woman with ti  miserable, abortive little manikin, and  then say: "fla! ha! who is the strongest  hero?" This i.s the kind of logic that holds  good with the multitude, and the demurrers tire assailed with full-flavored epithets less nice than suggestive.  With the new school of thought, aud  the new class of women it has bred, we  have lost both the grace and the sweetness���both the delicacy and the virtues���  of the real womanly ideal. The manners  of the day are coarser, rougher, more unbraced than they used to be when girls  were kept nearer to their mothers, and  their mothers themselves bided more at  home aud  held a stricter rule than they  do  now.  Think   of  the   advice to   his  ���laughters given by the knight of Landry!  ���thing  of   Ischomachus and   his   young  wife!���nay. even of that reproach  in  the  'ast century made  against  the mothers,  who.  "instead of the bashful posture of  ���tooping and   hanging   down   the   head,  oaught  their daughter the   comparative  'loldness of tossing and bridling" !   As  if  we  would submit  to those effete coquettes of tossing a.nd bridling, we  who  hail  ��ur young men  as "chappies" and "Johnnies," and who find Doele> the exact representative of a certain class of girls, as, in-  deeel.   she is.      That  sweet and   subtle  quality of maidenly modesty, which used  to be one of the most  marked  characteristics of girls; that delicate innocence and  ignorance of evil, litis  gone by the board ;  and, though less  hoyelenish. our  modern  young ladies of the new school are  not a  whit more delicate than was "Miss."   The  virile woman shoulders the fast girl, and  the contrast  i.s displeasing on both sides  alike.    On the   top  of  omnibuses, clown  the river, in the stubble-field, and   in  the  smoking-room, wherever men go, there go  toei, these loud-voiced, wild-women; with  their slang  and   petty oaths, their bold  eyes, swinging "gait, and doubtful conversation.    And   the   favorite boast among  them is that they are no longer the complements,' but tiie rivals, the equals, the  superiors of man.   And  woman, mothers  themselves, advocate even wider  license  still, and the key of all fields  free of the  restraint of ehaperonage.   The one grand  distinction between carefully brought-up  lady-girls anel the wastrels of streets tind  lanes���their ignorance of certain things  while young tind inexperienced���their unsullied purity of mind���this distinction it-  is now seriously proposed to destroy; tind  the ���-premature initiation   of young   unmarried  women   into   the   knowledge of  the mysteries as of the vices of life, i.s one  of the clauses in  the charter of the new  revolt.    It is said this knowledge will'preserve the girls  front   harm.    Do we find  this so with the servant and peasant class  who know all   things   from   the   age   of  twelve onward?  All this is disastrous on every side.  What society wants in its woman is a  race of beings to supplement the short-  coinings of the men, each sex being the  complement of the other. What society  wants is a race of women primarily fitted  to be gooel mothers. The wealth of a  country is its population: and the finer  and healthier the children of today, the  stronger and nobler will be the men of tomorrow and the grander the tlestinies of  the nation. Whether the new woman,  with her uuhomed habits ami manly ambitions, her overtaxing higher education,  and that deaelly spirit of rivalry to men  can fulfil either of these great duties of  her sex. as hitherto they have been fulfilled, remains to be seen. Many things  tire hidden in the closed hanel of time,  many questions lie unanswered on the  knees of the goels. The ultimate anel  practical outcome of this mad desire te>  shoot Niagara ami try conclusions with  the whirlpool at the end of the fall is one  e>f them. Ami whether the modern  woman can travesty nature, upset till olel-  establishod distinct ions, tinel come; out of  the flurry with safety to herself tinel good  to the; rtie-e at large, is as yet a problem to  which (Kflipus himself woulel have no  answer, nor through the elifhYulfios of  which coulel the master thief linel safe  issue. ___   Indecent Photographs and Wild-Eyed Banters.  A few years age) a, picture dealer in New  Vork was arrested ami locked'up by Anthony Comstock for selling photographs  of tin actress in tights. About the same  time ti crusade was inaugurated against  similar photographs in packages of tobacco anrl cigarettes; but there is more;  money behind the teJj.Mce-o business tinel  the crusade was not successful. Millions  of the photographs have been elistributed :  the country is lireel tmd surfeited with  tliem ; they are; so common that they  coulel neit be disposed of for one cent a  dozen; and the picture for sedling whie-h  ('onroy went fo jail is so inferior to tliese  others in'wickeelness and consequent at-  tractive'iie-ss that it litis no place exce-pt as  dead stock. .Vow what ti tlifTereiit lliiug  would have occurred had ('omsl.oek's crus-  tulo accomplished the; objee-t of suppressing  the sale of tliese picture's. Instead of becoming harmless, and falling into the con  tempt bred of familiarity, they would still  retain the power to corrupt and would  hold their place as one of the dangers  threatening the foundations of society.  If Anthony Comstock tmd a few other  professional  meddlers would   kindly pay  the debt of nature, we should  have  more  lessons like   that   taught by the   photographs alluded to.    .For example, there is  Heir Most,  the  wild-eyed   revolutionary  Anarchist, several times arrested for using  explosive language, and at present the object of police surveillance.    Last Sunday  night Most spoke tit a meeting   held   to  commemorate the assassination of czar Al-  exanderof Russia, and iiithecour.se of his  remarks took   occasion   to   say tliat   the  present Alexander deserved  the  fate of  his predecessor.   Now the New York Sun  says that such language should   not   be  permitted, as this country is on "excellent  terms" with Russia.    I expect it  i.s true  that America is on hugging terms with  the czar's country,  where all  gratifying  progress comes through assassination, but  it is not to our creelit.    Amicable rehitions  with  the leading criminal of .Europe   is  nothing   to   boast   of.    Merr  Most   is   a  ranter .and his language is awful, but he  litis never   committed robbery or   taken  human life.    The czar, on the other hand,  exists only by virtue of his  power to kill  and rob all who oppose him.   John  Most  is  ti gentleman as compared with   Alexander of Russia; also  as compared   with  any American who wants  to lock him up  for speaking his mind.   Let   him   alone.  He is not wound up forever, and when lie  has talked himself out he  will be as innocuous tis the cigarette photograph.  AN ADULTEROUS CONNECTION.  OOTENAY  HOTEL  Progressive    Legislation   Obstructed   by   the  Bishops of the State Church of England.  The majority of the English house of  lords are Tories, and it is well known that  they have it iu their power  to dispose of  certain beneficies among the clergy.   The  bishops', knowing this, are  with very few  exceptions the  firm allies of the  lords in  their obstructive policy toward progressive legislation.    There is. no doubt that  ere long the question of the disestablishment of the English  church will become  what is called in  England  one of "practical 'politics."     The   Welsh  and   Scotch  churches   are  "already -threatened,   and  what John   Bright   termed   the   "adulterous" connection with the state is  to be  ..abolished.    The  bishops understand this  aud therefore they feel the need  of help  from all their frienels.    This i.s one reason  why they have joined the lords in   rejecting the-progressive- measures  that  have  recently  been -passed by'��� the-��� commons.'  The Parish Council bill was mutilated  in  a  most disgraceful  manner by the combined efforts of   the lords   and   bishops.  Briefly the   facts are these.   The   representatives  of the people in the house of  commons decreed that   there . should   be  local'government in ever parish with a  population of two hundred.    The house of  parsons   and    landlords   litis   practically  said that   in  tit least four thousand parishes  the rule of the parson and   squire  shall continue.    In the   teeth of  the  people's  house, which tlecreetl that   all   the  new governing bodies should be elective,  the house of'"landlords has said that the  rotten   system     of   outside    nomination  shall  endure.   Then the house   of   hind-  lords tmd bishops, emphasizing the   familiar connection of beer anil   the  peerage  anrl   beer and   the state-aideel Bible,   ele-  creed that the public house should   be the  center t>f village life.    Worst of all, like a  gang of  misers shieleling ill-gotten   gear,  they have, on motives of ti vowed anel unblushing  self-interest,   shut the   door  e>f  the laborer to   the land.    If the   laborer  wishes   tin    acre    of    grotinel    he    must  pass a special act of parliament for  himself before; ho can get it. anel  it niav cost  him  anything  tmele:r ��2(M).    The edittrch  has laid up a reckoning with landlord aitl.  It has mauageel   to keep its greeely hand  iu the; patronage: of the village doles.    It  has shut  its schools, which   it e-alls upon  the public te) maintain, against the parish  as  a   ineestiiig-phiee, and it has also sue-  ceeeled   in   filching  from   the  community  every public building, no matter what, of  which the parson  or bis officers,  in   lord  Selborne'  phrasing, may either alone or  with  others chance te> be; acting a.s trustees.    Iu   future, every such   building, if  the bill  were to  pass, woulel   be elecltircd  by   law an   ecclesiastical  edilice.    Netr  is  that; all the account of the establishment.  To its jealousy Loneleiners htive mainly to  ascribe  the   fact   that   the  provision   for  parochial red'orm in the metropolis, wliich  is groaning for light on its institutions,  litis been thrown  out.    Such   is  the  work  of   English    lords   anel    bishops.      Every  measure ol first-rate importance; that has  been   introelticerl   by the; present government has encountered the savage hostility  of the nee't's, aided by the' bishops.     Hemic  Huh'.  Met ti'i'inemt,   Kinploye-r's Liability,  anel  Parish Councils  have; fallen   iu  turn  linden' their lorelly displeasure.    Where a  bill was not coiituiiieliously kicked down  stairs it was distorted   into comph.'te un-  likotmss (o its original se-lf,  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests ean Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  ARE CONVENIENT AND  COMFORTABLE.  THE TABLE  IS  THE   REST   IN  THE  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  ILVER KING  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  FINEST WINES,   LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS  IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special Attention to Miners.  ROOMS FIRST-CLASS. RATES MODERATE.  heIiadden  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied wilh Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE  BAR  IS SCI'I'LIEI) WITH  TIIE  REST URANUS OK ALL  KINDS OK WINES. LIQUOHS. AND CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  otel Slocan  KASLO.  The diniiiK-rooni of Ihis, the only llr.-t-class hotel  in Kuslo, is now under the iimimKenii'iil of the  undersigned, who will endeavor to iniiki: it the  liust of iiny in KooU.'iiiiy. Thu hotel is the heart-  i|iia!lei-s of ininiiiK men.  ICaslo. .Miirrh 171 li. IS'll.  JOHN F. GILL.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of the hesl hotels in Toad Mountain tli.-trict. and  Is the headquarters for pro-pectors and  working   miners.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS.    Props.  LOST.  About the "111 instant, a small hand valise was taken  from the Slocan hotel. Kaslo. A- ilscontents were papers  of value I ono one except Ihe iinclcr-iKned. the ret urn of the  valise to tins owner al 1'alL'ary. Alberta, or to Itiirns. Mi'-  limes .V Co.. at Nelson or Kii-'lo. will be duly appreciated,  anil the Under suitahlv rewarded. 1'.   Ml'KNS.  Calk'ary. Albi-ria, March I7lli. ISM.  ���FV. THjE  TRrBUttE:    KELSON,  B..C, SATURDAY,  APRIL  T,  IS!U,  ��__���*�������> ���__*'��  THE)   WEEK'S   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  .  For   the  week  ending April (Sili.  the  by the boats of the Columbia & Kootenay  lion Company were:  Via Bonner's Ferry-  ore shipments  Steam Naviga-  L'l  tons  . 18(1  1(1  .  IU  Antelope mine, Slocan district   Via Northport���  Le Roi mine, Trail Creek district   Josie niine,        ������        ���> i   O. IC. mine,        ti        n n  Tot al S-'l tons  Value (-'4 tons silver-lead ore. estimated at S12U a  'ton) ��� .;; ��� ��� ������? 2,SS0  Value (:'>00 tons gold-copper ore. est limited at *.K) n  ton)   Total   LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  15. IL Coy returned to Kaslo today on  the steamer Spokane.  Ii. I-I. St. John, who was arrested at  Rathdruni, Tdaho, for unbusinesslike practices is now in  jail at Nelson awaiting a preliminary hearing.  Captain Gore i.s a^ain at his post on the  steamer Columbia, having fully recovered from an illness  that kept him pretty closely eonlined to his home lust.  winter, lie is having his first experience in running a  loaded steamboat through the rapidsof llic lower Columbia in low water.  Reading matter i.s always acceptable to  the patients at the hospital in Nelson, and any newspapers, magazines, or books left with secretary Migelow  will reach the patients. The ladies who take an active  interest in charitable work might, by visiting the hospital. Had a field in which to labor to good advantage.  The regular monthly meeting of the hospital society will  be held in the board of trade room on Tuesday afternoon,  the ldtli instant, at 4 o'clock.  Bruce Craddock and James Dawson are  clearing awav the debris on their lot at the cornerof Vernon and Stanley streets. It is not unlikely that they will  begin the erection of anew International hotel within a  month. ,  Fifteen hundred dollars in cash was offered and refused for the .'10-foot lot adjoining the post-  o'tlice, West Baker street, Nelson.  L-Od Sisson, who has been employed as a  timber man on the Nakusp & Sloean railway, was brought  to the hospital at Nelson on Sunday last, suffering from  a cut in the foot, received over a month ago. Although  a hospital fee of ��1 a month is deducted from the men at  work on that road, the company has neither physician  nor hospital. This s one of the ways in which working  men are robbed by government-aided railway companies.  The steamer Ainsworth while laying at  the dock at Pilot Hay recently was photographed by an  amateur photographer of that place. The photos are  ec|iial to many of those turned out by professionals.  A. A. Kelly of the  Dandy mine lias so  far recovered from the injuries received in an accident,  at the mine as to be able to appear in Nelson.  One day this week il. il. Andrews, who  has a claim on the trail between Nelson and the Silver  .King mine, was brought down on a toboggan from his  cabin and taken to the hospital, suffering from old age.  The pipe for the Nelson Hydraulic Mining Company is expected iu tonight on the Spokane. The  company has calied for tenders to haul it to the ground  on Forty-nine creek.  Mrs. J. A. Turner, treasurer of the committee of ladies who managed the New England dinner  for the benefit of the lire company of Nelson, reports receiving the following amounts as subscriptions in addition to those previously report eil: Theodore Davie, Victoria, ��5: F. S. Barnard, Victoria. S5.  Lee Coombes, who acteel as manager of  G. A. Bigelow & (.'o.'s store in Nelson for the last six  months, left on Friday for a trip to San Francisco and  lialveston, Texas. He expected to be gone a month or  six weeks.  Charles Briggs, one of the original owners of the Grady group of mines iu Slocan district, returned to Nelson on Thursday from a visit to his old  home in the state of Maine. An absence of twenty-live  years brought him but one surprise, that is. he was surprised to lind the hills so small that lie thought so large  when he lirst left homo. Mr. Briggs also visited relatives  in Massachusetts. Colorado, and California. In all. except Maine, business was at a comparative standstill and  hundreds of men out of employment.  ������Phil"  Aspinwall and  '"Tom"  JFeeliau  returned to Trail Creek district this week, both in the expectation of realizing on gold propertiesbeforetheclo.se  of the season.  Charles   Dundee of Trail Creek district  is the only man who has put foot on the townsite of Say-  ward in the last six months. He crossed it one day this  week in trying to catch a belated train on the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard railway.  The only residents cf Nelson who were  "April fooled" on Sunday were the boys connected with  the Bank of British Columbia. The bank's messenger  fooled them by appearing in their, midst faultlessly attired in a brand-new .suitof clothes.  Today silver was quoted  in New York  at (i.**l cents and lead at $'.50..  An effort should be made to get a resident health officer appointed for Nelson, and a daily  mail service between Nelson and Kaslo.  At a meeting of the fire company last  night A. G. Shaw was elected secretary m place of T. I),  Gillis, resigned, and John Johnson a member of the  finance committee in place of \E. E. Phair, removed to  Kaslo. Three applications were received for enrolment  on the active list, namely, G. A. Bigelow, P. B. C. Turner,  and James Beattie. All liabilities incurred by individual  members for material used in the construction of (he lire  hall were assumed by the company. The foreman was  instructed to put in a fire hydrant on Victoria street,  west of Kootenay, and, also, to purchrse 100 pounds of  dynamite for storage in the fire hall to be in readiness  for blowing up buildings in case of fire. A bill for ladders  was referred to the finance committee.  Of the postoffices ill the province returning a gross revenue of S2000and over in IS'JA Nelson  stands fifth. Victoria returned a revenue of 342,382.11:  Vancouver, S26.731.22 ; New Westminster. S10,7(>U5; Nanaimo, S6.31I7.71; Nelson, $3145.26; Kamloops, S2727.21 ;  Vernon, $2242.24. While it cost S065 to run the Kamloops  office, only $717 were allowed as expenses for salaries,  etc.. at Nelson. The other postoflices in southern Kootenay must be classed as non-accounting offices, as returns  are not given from them.  The only political caucus ever held in  the "red block" was held on last Monday night. It was  attended by a number of politicians from both sides of  Ward creek. On a vote being taken, all except one were  found to favor the convention plan of nominating candidates, and if the liquid inspiration had not given out the  obdurate one would have succumbed to the persuasive  arguments of the other six.  The  C. &K. S. N. Co., has  the. reputa-  tation of letting the deckhands on its steamers work just  as many hours a day as there are hours in the day.' At  present one of the company's steamers, the Columbia, is  eiigaged in transporting ore from Trail to Northport.and  as, the ore is handled in bulk, the deckhands are kept  busy night and day in loading and unloading. While at  Trail one of the deckhands was asked where he slept.  He replied: "Well. Bob, I don't know; I have onlv  worked for thin company three days."  The Great Northern tinnounces the same  rate on freight from Spokane to Nelson as is given hy the  Spokane & S'orthern and Nelson & Fort Sheppard,"Unit  is: 1st class, li!) cents; 2nd class, (il cents; 3rd class, ;>l  cents; 4th class, 50 cents; 5th class, 50cents; (ith class, .VI  cents; 7th class, IS cents; 8th class, II cents; Uth class.  .'Hicents ; 10th class, 33 cents. The rate to all other points  ou Kootenay lake is 5 cents a hundred higher on each  class, 'flie rate on ore from all points on Kootenay lake  to all smelting points in Montana reached by the North-  em Pacific is $8 a ton. The rule on freight from Winnipeg to points ou Kootenay lake via the Northern I'acillc  and Nelson ti Fort Sheppard is as follows: Onlinarv  shippers���1st class. $2.12: 2nd class. $1.00: 3rd class. Sl.sf:  4th class. $1.70 : oth class, $1.55; f'th class, $1.55 ; 7th class,  $1.11; 8th class, $1.06; 10th class. !I3 cents. Traders-1st  class, Sl.i'a; 2nd class. 81.71:3rd class, $1.25; Ith class.  $1.25; 5th class, $1.18. When the Revelstoke route is  open, tliese rales will take a tumble, for then the Canadian Pacific will be an active competitor.  The pet)|)le of Waneta, Fort Sheppard,  and Boundary are somewhat jubilant over the prospects  in store for them. The hydraulic company operating ou  the north side of I'end el' Oriolle put, fifteen men at work  Ibis week, arid more are expected to be put on in a few  days. The ground on the south side of the river has  been acquired by a company said to be financial}' able to  open it. A lead mine has been discovered on Cedar  creek, a tributary of the I'end d' Oriclle, seven miles distant from Boundary, that shows a vein (!-i feet wide of  civ that runs 75 per cent lead and a fewounces silver. A  number of men make from $2.50 to $3 a day on the bars  in the Columbia and fn "crevicing" near the mouth of the  Pend d'Orielle. There is also considerable travel to nod  from the mines in Trail Creek (list rict.  The collector of customs at Northport,  in the state of Washington, is a zealous olllcial and no  dutiable article escape's his eagle eye. The other day  Augustus Carney, one of Kaslo's prominent citizens, was  on his way to Victoria on an important mi.'sion. Before  1 .-ii villi; Kaslo Mr. Carney bought a new pair of pants so  as to be able to make a presentable appearance In Hit:  capital city. The new pants were stowed away In a  valise along witli a big bundle of documents that went to  show that the Kaslo ti .Slocan railway was as fairly entitled to a government wubHidy as any other railway iu  {he province".   Al   Norlhporf lhe valise was opened fur  customs inspection. Uncle Sam's inspector unrolled the  documents, and chalk-marked them "No Value"; but,  when he unfolded flic pants trouble commenced. Said  ho: "1 will have to tax you $.'i.nd on them pants." Said  Carney: ��� " I paid but $!.;')() for Ilium in the City of Kaslo,  and you can take the pants." The pants are now in the  seizure room of the customs oflice at Xorthport. and . Mr.  Carney is in Victoria attending to his mission arrayed in  a grim smile and a pair of every-day pants.  THE    NAKUSP   &   SLOCAN   DEAL.  The  More it  is Probed  the "Worse it Appears  for the Davie Government.  The more,.elfisely the Nakusp & Sloean  $25,500 deal i.s investigated the plainer it becomes  ..S27.S80 that the eletil was a "job" between the  Davie government and a "ring" made up  memiiipartof Canadian PaciiicofTieialsand  bers of parliament. Mclver .Mclver Campbell, one of the shareholders in the Inland  Construction Development Company represents the Canadian Pacific officials, and  F. C. Loowen, another shareholder in the  same company, represents the members of  parliament. If the president and secretary of the rail way company coulel be prevailed on to tell who they represent, it  might be found that they represent men  who holel high official position in the  provincial government. Tuk Tribcnk  last week reprinted an article,from The  Province,an independent Victoria weekly,  in which the eleal was shown to be discreditable to the; provincifil government, and  the following from the same paper goes to  show that the interests of the province  were not sale-guarded by the men who  are paid to perforin that duty:  In pursuance of our remarks under this  heading in our last issue there is another  aspect of this question te> which we desire  to call the attention of our readers, as it  i.s in our opinion worthy of consideration.  Under the; Railway 'Aid Act of 18!)3,  (lowers were given the government to  guarantee interest on bonds to be issued  by certain railway companies, amongst  them being the Nakusp iv- Slocan. In the  case of the hitter company the extent tt)  which the government wa.s empowered to  pledge the credit of the province was  clearly deiined, as i.s evidenced by section  2 of tiie act, which we quote verbatim:  It shall be lawful lorthelieiiteiiant-governorincouiic.il,  subject to the provisions of this Act. lo authorize the  minister of finance to guarantee the payment, of interest  upon the bonds of the company, but not to exceed four  per cent per annum for twenty-live years upon an amount,  sutlicient to build and acouip the road, not to exceed the  sum of twenty-live thousand dollars per mile of railway.  It will be observed that the amount of  $2;'5,0()() per mile includes not only the cost  of construction of the railway, but the  cost of equipment, which means the rolling stock anrl everything else necessary  to the efficient working ol the road.  Thirty-seven miles of railway at $2:"5,()()0  per mile amounts tei 5p92."5,(X)0, and in the  event of the government having given its  guarantee for the annual interest hereon  at four per cent, it is to be assumed that  it would have taken a lien upon the assets  of the company as security for the liability incurred. The assets of the company  would have been represented by not only  the road but also by the rolling-stock, etc,  which under the act were to be included  in the amount of .$25,000 per mile.  Now, in the contract made with the Nakusp & Slocan Railway Company on the  Oth of August, we find in the preamble reciting the pertinent provisions of .section  2, above quoted, reference is made to construction but not to equipment, which we  characterize as a most remarkable omission.  .With what object Avas this omission  made? If by oversight, then gross carelessness must be laid to the door, of the  government, if by design, then a charge  of graver character must be preferred  against it. To put the matter quite  shortly, the Act of 1808 gave the government power to guarantee interest for  twenty-live years on a sum not exceeding  $025,01)0, in return for which .a. line of railway was to be constructed and.equipped.  As a matter of fact, the government,  under its contract has guaranteed interest  for twenty-five years on $025,000, in return for which a railway is te> be constructed, but not equipped.  It is true that this is an alternative  proposition which will only become operative in the event of the still more objectionable one becoming law, but the fact  remains that the credit of the province  has actually been pledged, and that in a  manner suggestive of nothing short of a  breach of faith.  MEAT MARKETS.  WILSON  & BURNS  (Successors to Burns. Mclnncs & Co.)  Wholesale and retail dealers in stock and dressed  meats. Are prepared to furnish in any t|uantity  beef. pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham. at the  lowest possible prices.  Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  Fipst-CIass Dressmaking  Miss A. Bruner is now with Mrs. McLaughlin, dressmaker, Josephine street, Nelson.  Cutting, fitting, and sewing equal to any  dressmaking establishment in Spokane or  Victoria.   Prices reasonable.  "Honor to Whom Honor is Due."  To tiik Editor of Thio Thihunio: It  is the custom often in this distriet to  growl at the postofliee arrangements, but  words of praise are never heard, i would  therefore like to give my humble meed of  approbation to the postofliee officials for  the' following: A. letter was posted in  (Jhristchurch. New Zealand, properly addressed to me, on 20th February, ISO!. It  reached Windsor, in Ontario, on. the-20th  .March; Victoria, on some undecipherable  day in March, and Kaslo on 1st April, anel  having been redirecteel in Kaslo came to  me on the 8rd oi April. Now, all the  above times between places were, I think,  very fast. It i.s true the letter, or rather  letters (there were two of them), need not  have ge>nc te> Windsor, in Ontario, but  that is hardly material, and the time being  so good, the postoffice may congratulate  itself on its efficiency in giving the maximum of travel for a minimum of cost.  Being really important letters, too, makes  me additionally grateful, and the fact  that 1 cannot answer them by the outgoing mail of ijth April is a matter of no importance (to the postoffice.) Veairs, etc.,  ItoiiKitT J. Bkaijov.  Nelson, April 0th. 1X0-1.  W. A. JOWETT  (Notary   Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  kki'kksknting:  The Confederation Life Association. The Pluenix Fire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Building & Loan  Association of Toronto, Ktc.  MINES INSPECTED   AND   REPORTED   UPON.  .Several good lots in goveriiiiieuttownsites of New Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and ofllces lo rental Nelson.  Tenant wauled for ranch on (Jolumbia river near Hol>-  son, or will sell.   (Joocl opportunity.  LOTS    IN    ADDITION    "A"  to sell on easy terms.  Apply at. once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  CHEMISTS and  :     DRUGGISTS  A large and complete stock of the leading lines of  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. O.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A large and complete stock of  WALLPAPER  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  Fred J. Squire  Large Stock  to  Select From  lerehant Tailor  Prices  to  Suit the Times  Nelson, B. C.  PLEASURE GROUNDS.  The undersigned will have his grounds at Five .Mile  I'oint ready for picnics, pleasure parlies, and excursions  hy May 1st. Special rates will he made with steamboats  and railways. 1;,  F. PF.KItY.  Five Mile I'oint. March .'tilth, I Hill.  Notice of Dissolution of Copartnership.  Notee is hereby given I lint the partnership heretofore  existing between William (I. McLean and John I.ane of  Kaslo City, Ii. e;., under anil of the name and style of  McLean & Company, is dissolved hy the withdrawal of  said Mi'l.ean from the said partnership. And the said  William e'. McLean hereby gives notice; that he will not  he responsible for any debts contracted in the name of  the said linn hv the snid John Lane.  Dated at Kaslo ('jiy, H. (;. ibis lirst dav of March, A.  I��.. IR1U. W. C, Mi'I.KAN.  Witness:   Ciiaui.hh W, McANN.  DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP.  Tho partnership heretofore existing bel ween Hamilton  Byers, liobert Kwart, T. .1. I.endrum, and Mathew  lluthrio, doing business at Kaslo, Hritish Columbia, under the linn name of lhe KYKRS HARDWAHF. COMPANY, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, T. J.  I.endruin and Mathew Outline retiring. The business  will be continued by Hamilton Hyers and Robert Kwart,  'under the old llrm name, who will assume all liabilities  and who alone are authorized to collect accounts due the  llrm. (.Signed! HAMILTON HYKUS,  KOHKItT F.WAKT,  T. J. LICNDIICM.  .MATHF.W (H.'THItlK.  Kaslo. British Columbia, March lill.li, ISil-l.  We are making- ready for a dissolution of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and  G-lassware at cost.  UAL  STOCK  TAKING  SALE.  During the month of March we will continue our Discount Sale  in the Dry Goods Department, as we have an enormous stock  and must reduce it before the arrival of our SPRING GOODS.  Special  bargains given in Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots, and Shoes.  Sewing* Machines, Newspapers, Books, Stationery  Legal Forms, Office Sundries, Toys, Fancy Goods.  School Supplies  a Specialty.  ZFIROHSTT   STBEETD   KASLO.  Clothing, Dry .fiqoils,;.-Boots,. Shoes, fxpoeeries, Hapdwape, Iran and Steel  MINING   COMPANIES/MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  ICsTIE^T" XXEZEST^TIEIR,  EEVELSTOKE  j&jstxo    IIST.A.IKITTSIE5  GROCERIES, HARDWARE,  ies . and . General .��� Merchandise  Snag-proof Gum Boots; Lumbermen's Rubbers and Overshoes;  Hand-made Calfskin Boots; Grain and Kip Bluchers; Canvas and  Tan Ox-goods; Congress Imitation Lace and Lace Boots in Kangaroo and Cordovan.   A long line in the latest styles.  9  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  A SECOND RAILWAY IN  NOTICE.  We arc making a change in our business on tin: 1st. of  March. All parties indebted to ns are requested to settle  with the undersigned hy wish or otherwise before the end  of February. After that, date nil old accounts will he  plaeed with our solicitor for collection.  JOHN A. TUKNKIt.  Manager for.!. Krod Hume & (,'o.  Nelson, February fil.li. I8!)l.   GENERAL ANNUAL MEETING.  The regular genera! annual meeting of llic members of  the South Kootenay Hoard of Trade will be held in the  Hoard of Trade rooms in the Houston block at Nelson on  the'.Itli day of April, 18!M. at. the hour of 2 o'clock in the  afternoon. (i. A. RHJKI.OW, Secretary.  _ Nelson, H.O.. March l_tl.li. IH!H.   NOTICE.  The undersigned has purchased \V. ,1. Wilson's interest,  in the meat, markets of W. .1. Wilson and Wilson & Perdue at Nelson, Ainsworth. Kaslo and Three Forks,and will  from this date curry on the business on his own account,  lie will settle all debts contracted hy W. .1. Wilson and  Wilson & Perdue, incurred in carrying on meat markets  at the above places, and will collect all accounts due W.  .1, Wilson and Wilson ti Purdue.  WIU.IAM PKKIK'K.  The above notice is iu piirsurnce'of the terms of rale of  my interest in the meat markets in the above-named  places. W. .1. WILSON.  Hated al Nelson, ��,('.. March '.1(1 li. 1K!U.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  IREB-A-TE   ALLOTTED   _TODR   G-OOID   BXTI__DI_ST(3-S.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  ____?_?_-_r   FOE    PBIOES.   3Vn__.~PS,  ETC.,   TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  Hotelkeepers and housekeepers needing anything in the line of tableware  should call on or send to JACOB DOVER, JEWELER, Nelson, for prices.  He sells Rogers Brothers' knives, forks, and spoons at $8 per dozen;  castors, $4.50 each; butter dishes, from $1.50 to $3.50; pickle dishes,  from $2 to $5.   Full lines of above-mentioned goods always kept in stock.  Houston Block, Corner of Baker and  Josephine Streets.  US'.  MSN  ���cP*  (<~  W* il  ... �������� .1  is*'--!}?


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