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 iFTV  Has,Mines that are Paying Dividends s.nd  Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines.  SIXTH   YTSAJI.-WO.  I!  C. P. B. VERS QS CORBIN.  Not Over Scrupulous Tactics  Adopted by the  Former Against the Latter.  The   fight   to   prevent ,tho   Boundary  Creek   section   ol'   Vale   district   getting  what other'sections of the province have,  that, is, competitive routes oi' transportation, was led by the Canadian Pacific railway company, tind the methods used were  not over scrupulous.    When the bill chartering   llic   Kettle liiver Valley Raihvay  Company was before the railway committee of (he house of commons,  telegrams,  purporting   to   give   the   expressions   of  legislative  bodies,  boards of  trade, mining associations, and  whole'communities  wore showered on the committee.    .Many  0 of these telegrams were clearly intended  to  mislead, for they were  not  based on  i'acts.    Now, after the first round in the  fight, which was won by the Kettle River  company, the same tactics are  being"continued by the Canadian .Pacific.  At   Xelson,    where    public   opinion   is  strongly in favor of railway competition,  a  recently established newspaper, called  The Fconomist, says thai, the resolutions  adopted   by  the Nelson ��� Board of Trade,  favoring   the   Kettle   River   road,   were  passed by a few rash men   who have not  the interests of Xelson ar. heart.    The resolutions   wore   introduced   at;   a    well-  atrended meeting of the board (20 members  were  present), aud  after nearly an  hour's discussion were adopted by a vote  of 0 to 5-~not 7 to 5.    The adoption of the  resolutions  was opposed  by the district  freight agent of the Canadian Pacilic and  by the land agent ol  the same company.  Their adoption was not opposed hy a single shipper  present.    Dining the following week an effort was made by tho Canadian Pacific people to have" the vote rescinded, and a meeting of the board was  called for that purpose.   There were present at that meeting some  87>  members,  three  reporters and   one   outsider.    The  president of Lhe board called  the attention of the members to the outsider's presence, ami asked that he be given a hearing on a question on wliich the board had  previously taken action, that is.  freight  rates,   through   which  Xelson   was being  discriminated against, by both the Xelson  &   Port  Sheppard  and  Canadian  Pacific  railways.      An    objection   was   at   once  raised   by  a   member,   who   is   the ��� laud  agent in West Kootenay of the Canadian  Pacilic.     He  based  his objection on the  ground   that the (|Uestiou  had been disposed of, and therefore the board should  not.   again   be  called   on   to  consider   it.  This objection   was equally a   good one  against rescinding the resolutions favoring the Kettle River road, and  the member who introduced the resolutions asked  what the meeting was called for; that if  there was no business to consider, an adjournment  would  be in order;  and, accordingly, moved that the board "do uovv  adjourn.''   The adjournment was not opposed.    Had a, motion to rescind the resolutions  been  proposed,  it is safe to say  that the  vote in   favor of   such   action  would not have been larger than that of  the " nays " tit the meeting when the resolutions were adopted.  The member who wanted to change the  by-laws, then and there, so that in future  no question could be considered by the  board unless three, full days' notice of  such purpose had first been given, would  have been "roasted" to a turn had the  matter been discussed : for he, as president of a mine owners' protective association, had been instrumental in passing resolutions against the Kettle River road at  a hastily called meeting, which was attended by just six of the association's  members. "The resolutions passed at that  "largely" attended meeting were telegraphed, at the expense of the Canadian  Pacific Railway Company, to every leading paper in Canada. This clearly shows  how inconsistent men can be. The president of a mine owners' protective association would muzzle a board of trade, of  which he is only a lay member, while he  would give a free hand to a mining association of which he is the highest officer. The  people of Xelson, however, are consistent.  They fought for the building of competitive railways in Southern Kootenay, and  they will hell) their neighbors in Southern  Vale in their fight for like privileges.  The building of the Xelson 6c Fort Sheppard and Red Mountain railways has  been of immense benefit to Southern  Kootenay: the building of the Kettle  River railway will bo of great benefit to  Southern Yale. i\'o mining country  should be fenced in for the benefit of one  railway any more than i'or the benefit of  one smelter or one merchant. If Xelson,  in order to grow, must do the bidding of,  the officials who manage the Canadian'  Pacific railway, then it had better disincorporate and be wiped off the map of  British Columbia altogether.  W. F. Brougham was elected president;  John-Fraser, hon. secretary-treasurer, Dr.  G. IT. H. Symnnds and Messrs. C. M.  Brown, .John Flliott, li. C. Sen liter, and F.  A. Macrae a committee of management.  Those desirous of joining the club are requested to give their names to any of the  above.  DRIVING   INDUSTRIES  Potty   Officials  AWAY.  that  from  A well Known Pioneer Passes Away.  (lUstavus Blinn Wright died at Ainsworth yesterday morning. Mr. Wright  was a native of the state of Vermont, but  had lived .many years in this province.  In the early days he engaged in merchandising in Cariboo and road building in  Yale, ancl later in mining and merchandising in the camp in which he died. He  was one of the best known men in the  province.. lie leaves a wife anrl two sons.  The remains will be taken to Xew Westminster for burial.  Nelson Cricket Club.  Quite a number of those interested in  cricket held a meeting in W.F.Brougham's  office on Wednesday evening. It was resolved to form a cricket club, to be called  the Xelson Cricket Club, and that the annual subscription  should  be five dollars.  Will Start About July 1.  The Trail smelter is undergoing a complete overhauling by the C. P. It., and improvements will be effected wherever  deemed necessary. Actual operations, it  is understood, will be resumed on July 1,  the War Eagle furnishing the bulk of the  ore. Other properties in the Rossland  camp will contribute to the supply, now  that the rate has been reduced. Before  starting the smelter will be abundantly  stocked with fluxes, so as to ensure a  steady run.    "_   Wakefield Mines, Limited.  The Wakefield Mines, Limited, has been  organized  in  England   with  a capital of  ��100,000, in ��1 shares..   The object of the  concern is to adopt an agreement with-  and to acquire the assets and undertaking  of the West Kootenay Exploring & Mining Company, Limited, and to carry on  the business of a mining and exploration  company. Pour Mile creek, in the Slocan,  is the seat of operations, with Silverton  as the headquarters.  New Baptist Church.  The Baptist church people, who have  been holding services in the public school,  are to build a structure of their own.  They have secured a site on Stanley street,  opposite the school. Active work of construction will be commenced at once, the  edifice to be completed in three months.  About $1,500 is in the treasury, $500 of  which was received this week from J. B.  McArthur, of Rossland.  Government Assaying of Gold Dust.  It has been decided by the provincial  government to undertake the assaying of  gold dust. The dust will be moulded into  bars aud a certilicate attached of its  value. A circular letter was sent to the  banks asking whether they would advance money on gold bars, accompanied  by these certificates and bearing the government stamp. The banks have agreed  to this proposition.  Option on the Iron Colt.  The Iron Colt mine, at Rossland. has  given an option to purchase to an English  company, for $100,000. Over $M,000 has  been expended in development work,  with 2,500 tons of ore now on the dump.  P. Burns, of this city; W. Mackenzie, the  well known railroad contractor: J. Ferguson Macrae, of Rossland: and T. G.  Holt, of Montreal, control the stock.  and Informers Trying to do  Dirty Work.  There is an element in Xelson  would drive f.very industry away  tiie town. It is the element that drove  Honeyman's foundry to Bngu-'lown a  year ago. This time T. W. Gray's sawmill is the industry threatened. Mr.  Gray came to Xelson over two years ago,  and   has since given steady employment  to from 15 no 85 men in his saw and planing   mills.       Recently   his  sawmill   was  moved to the north of the Canadian Pacific's   right-of-way.     This  move   brought  the mill on water that is about four feet  at low water.   An attempt wasat once  made to  have  the dominion authorities  interfere, on the ground that navigation  was being interfered with.   The attempt  failed.    Xow an attempt is made to stop  the mill running under the fisheries regulations.    Complaint  was  made,  and  Mr.  Gray appealed before stipendiary magistrate Dennis,  who imposed a fine of $20  and costs.    Mr. Gray has taken au appeal,  and will run his sawmill in spite of petty  officials  and   informers.    The  petty officials at Xelson got knocked out last spring  in their fight against the squatters, and  they will get knocked clean out of office  in this attempt to drive industries from  the  town.     The   people  of  Xelson   will  stand no such nonsense.    One of them expressed the right sentiment when he told  the lawyer who prosecuted Mr. Gray that  "Tom Gray was worth more to the town  than all the petty officials and informers  that could   be   crowded   into   the   court  house."  Realizing on his Realty.  During the week John A. Turner has  made two cash sales of realty in Xelson,  in each case realizing a good figure, Heb-  den 6c Hebden purchased from him the  west half of lot 0, block 9, Baker street,  adjoining T. M. Ward's office.' This gives  a frontage of 25 feet, and the purchasers  will erect thereon a two-story brick building, to accommodate their hardware business. Mr. Turner also sold to Capt. J. C.  Gore lots 11 and 12, block -fo. with the cottage, situated on the corner of Mill and  Josephine streets, I'or $1,200 cash.  Machinery Running Smoothly.  About 80 tons of quartz is being crushed  daily on the Pern, and the machinery is  runuing smoothly. Development work is  being pushed ahead, and the property  continues to improve. Another carload  of ore is to be shipped, most probably to  Taeoma. Satisfactory progress is being  made with the erection of the cyanide  plant, which is expected to yield handsome returns. Another improvement effected has been the installation of automatic sizers. e'  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  CUSTOMS   FOR   MARCH.  Ore Values are Less but Duties Increase Over  February.  Customs returns for the port of Xelson  for the month of march show a gratifying  increase over the previous month in duties  collected, amounting in  all  to  $18,097.22,  being upwards of $1000 in excess of February.    Compared   with a year ago, the  figures are about $12,000 less for the same  month, but' this falling away is due entirely to reduced importations at  Rossland and Kaslo, as the business at Xelson  has increased.    Ore shipments  increased  in' Match,   but   mineral   values, fell  far  short, owing to the shutting down of the  Trail smelter.    The values of minerals in  the products shipued  are:   Silver, $282,-  058; gold,  $180,00(5; lead,  872,538; copper,  $50,17-1, making a grand total of $501.-130.  In the list of collections Xelson again leads  the district,  with Rossland second, and  Kaslo a bad  third.   Appended   are   the  figures:  Value of  pout ok XKXSox. Iinrjoi'Ls.  Dutiable goods S 'Gl,i5C  Free goocls   MARGURETB   MINING   COMPANY.  8,308  Duty  Collected.  SIS.C97.22  Total S72,;J71  SIS,G!>7.22  Value of Exports.  The mines (lo���'ii:uons of ore) Sl(il.U8 00  Copper matte (loll Ions)   I IS, SCO 00  Lead  Uullion (20 tons) ���    S,028 00  Gold bullion and dust      0.100 00  Total for the mine   Manufactures   Animals and produce   ..S5DI,'J3li 00  .. S 70,231 00  120 00  Total  exports 8001,787 00  Appended are the collections at Xelson  and its several outports.  Nelson   Kossland ...  .  Kaslo   Trail   Nakusp      Waneta     liykort'.s   Sheep   Creek .  S7.C0I 71  .  0,157 37  2,515 77  .   1.337 25  ���I2(i 20  .113 (i.1  50 73  ���15 1.1  WEEK'S   EXPORTS   TOTAL   $165,217.  the  Unusually Heavy Shipments Made from  Slocan Country.  The shipments of ore this week center  principally in the Slocan, and are unusually high, the grand total reaching 1,727  tons, with a value of $105,217. ' Ainsworth  and Pilot Bay both figure iu the list,  while the Hall Mines smelter continues to  ship both copper and lead bullion. With  these figures will close all entries from  Kaslo and Xaknsp. as' they have been  separated from Xelson, as also Rossland.  Below are the details of the week :  BULLION   AND   MATTK.  Hall Mines su  Hall Mines smelter  OIIK.  : smeller, copper bullion.  lead bullion...  Black Diamond mine, Ainsworth..  Pilot Bay works.....  .......   Idaho mine, Sloean   Queen Bess mine, Slocan   Montezuma mine, Slocan   Keeo mine, Slocan   Payne mine, Slocan .   Dardanelles mine, Slocan   Rambler mine. Slocan...'...   .���,.'.  Last Chance mine. Slocan ���   Hutli mine. Slocan ...;.........  ,Slocan Star mine, Sandon ��� :.....  Total for the week ......;...  ..  <������   Total for January .. ...    Total for February.....  :   Total for March, .... ���... '....  - Total for April, so far   Total for 1S97, via Uevelstoko...  Total for 1S97, port of Nelson...  Pounds  Value  i::i.83.i  Sll.iloli  Approximate  Tons.  52  Value.  ..     231  .:    '.'ISO  oa  ..     105  10  ..      120  IS  .      112  .       120  .     102  ..      17  .   1.727  ��105,217  ..  !),5(lO  SI,107,180  .  8,078  SOI!), 138  .10, ISO  Soill.l.'ifi  v 1,727  �����1(15,217  8719,132  . 55,271  ��7,013,311  Dividends to' Date, $825,000. .  Tuesday evening the regular monthly  meeting of the Le Jioi Mining & Smelting  Company was held in Spokane.' It was  decided to pay the 24th dividend, making  ���a grand total to date of $825,000. During  March the output of the mine increased,  200 tons per day. The skip shaft is down  to the 750-foot level, in the finest body of  ore yet encountered in the mine. Drifting on the vein at that level is being prosecuted as fast as possible. The winze on  the 000-foot level is down -1.0 feet in a solid  ore body. The balance of the mine continues to add its regular quota to the  daily output. Superintendent Tregear  says the mine i.s in better condition than  at any time in its history. The smelter  at Northport is running along without a  hitch at a 200-ton per day gait.  Corbin Will Erect Smelters.  Arrangements have beeu completed by  D. C. Corbin for the erection of one or  more smelters in the Boundary Creek  country just as quickly as his charter for  the Kettle River railway passes the dominion house. By this means he will conserve to Canada the treatment of its own  ores, and his road will handle the product.  Grand Forks is the place selected for the  smelter, and rates will be given the ores  of the Republic and other camps on the  Colville reservation, so as to have them  treated in Canada;. This will offset the  Le Roi smelter at Xorthport.  English Capitalists get the Athabasca.  An arrangement has been entered into  by which the control of the Athabasca  mine passes iuto the hands of a strong  English company. The hitter will find  ample working capital for development,  and orders have been given for the purchase of requisite machinery. The shares  in the company will be raised from $1 to  ��1. At present the stock is quoted in  England at Is (id.  Consul Lee Leaves Havana.  A special despatch to Tine TuinrxK  from Havana, Cuba, received this afternoon, states that Consul General Lee departs from that city today. Hostilities  may be expected to commence at once between the United States and Spain.  Fine Specimens of Ore being- Shown from the  Properties of the Concern.' -  Some magnificent specimens of ore have  been received in the city this week by II.  F..  Williams  from   the  properties of the  Margurete Mining 6c Smelting Co., in the  Salmon  tiver country.   The ore may be  seen at the office of the .Exchequer Mining  Co., Baker street, but Mr. Williams himself hast he largest specimen,    ft'carries  gold, silver and copper, with an assay of  $15  in all values on the surface, but i'n-  ��� creasing in richness as depth is gained.  The Margurete Mining Co. was formed  a year ago, principally through clie efforts  of Mr. Williams, who was then residing  in Tin-island, to work the Margurete  claim, on Erie mountain, in the Salmon  river country. About the end of last  year, the company made a cash offer for  the Gold Cup group of claims, on the  Pend d'Oreille divide, which had been located by Ha mill &'Walker, the latter having recently been killed in the Le Roi  mine at Rossland. The. group consists of  eight claims, showing a ledge in places oX)  feet in width, carrying on the surface  galena, mixed with copper and iron.  Ha mill & Walker wanted $50,000 for their  property at first, but let it go for less.  In January Mr. Williams, who is managing the company, took a small force of  men out, cut a trail, and sunk through  the snow to the ledge, when active mining commenced. They had great difficulty in getting in supplies, but enough is on  hand to last until June.  The shaft on the ledgeis now down 50  feet, and the purpose is to continue it  down to the 100-foot level before drifting.  The vein has widened all the way down,  being a good three feet in width, fully  minerali/.ed and increasing in richness, as  the samples shown demonstrate. As soon  as the snow goes off, the company will increase the force and commence a tunnel  on the Copper Hill, one of the group, aud  crosscut the ledge before sinking. Tho  ledge on this claim is 30 feet wide.' AVhat  work has been so far done is on the Gold  Cup, the ledge on wliich is a separate one  from that ou the Copper Hill. It has  been proven continuous on four claims.  The company has money to prosecute  its work without applying to outside parties. When organized, 50,000 treasury  shares were put on the market, and about  20,000 sold. Lately au offer was received  from London, Eng.. for 250,000 shares, hut  the company wiil sell only 100,000 at S  cents, the deal being put through this  week. Xo stock will be sold in future,  and shares will be kept by the members  of the company. Hon. Mr. Mackintosh,'  representing the British America Corporation, is seeking a bond on the group, but  the company will uot sell till they prove  the vein to the 100-foot level. As it is,  there are forty tons of ore on the dump,  and the property will easily pay its own  working.   '  The capital stock is placed at $1,000,000,  in $1 shares, with the head oflice at Ross  development work has been done. Dr.  Averill will bring'the matter before the  couits.  v A rich strike has been made on the Leu-  brack claim, in Deadwood camp. This  property butts up against the Mother  Lode, and the ledge on it is over fil'tv feet  in width. A 50-foot tunnel and 80-foot  shaft comprises the work already done on  the claim.  J. Lucy has bonded the Monte Cristo  and Monte Carlo claims in the Greenwood  ciinii), and started a force of men' to work  developing the properties.  The annual, as well as a special meeting of die shareholders of the Lanark  Consolidated Mining 6c Smelting Company will be held in Victoria, on April  loth.  English parties have purchased the  Commander and Lily May mines at Rossland, for $100,000.  Forty-live men are working on the  Velvet, on Sophie mountain. Some 350  tons of ore has been sent to the Xelson  smelter for treatment, and values have  improved to $15 per ton. The main shaft  i.s down 100 feet.  COUNTY   COURT.  vs.  O'Connor.���Judgment    for  vs.. Cormade.���Judg-  for  List of Cases Disposed of Last 'Week Before  Judffe Forin.  County Court sittings were held here  last week before his honor Judge Forin.  Following is tho catalogue of cases disposed of  Elliott  plain ti If.  Bank of B. X. A  meiit for plain tiff.  LaBau    vs.    Poupore.���- Judgment  plain till".  West Kootenay Butcher Co.   vs. Brad-  burg.���Judgment I'or plaintiff.  Hamilton vs. Buchanan.���Judgment for  plaintiff.  Bank of B.C. vs. Ramsdall.���Judgment  for plaintiff.  Hamilton   vs.   Black  ment for plain till'.  Thomson  Stationery  Judgment for plaintiff.  Cahill vs. Brandon.-  fend ant.  Mai tin vs. Calder. -Judgment for plaintiff.  Berry vs. Morris.���Judgment for plaintiff.     ' .     ,  Beckncr vs.Morris. ���Judguientfor plaintiff.  Court then adjourned, to meet again on  May 0.  D i a m o n d. ���J u d g-  Co.   vs.  Scovel.���-  -Judgment for de-  land. W. B. Towusend. J. P., is president ; H. F. Williams, Vice; S. Stride,  treasurer; and E: White, secretary. The  directors are divided between Rossland  and Xew Westminster. Being but a  short distance from the railway, a road  can be put in to the properties at a cost of  $2,000. With an increasing force of men  aud the mine being worked successfully,  the result will be of great benefit to the  whole vicinity-.'  SLOCAN   NOTES.  The seventh level of the Dardanelles, at  a depth of 350 feet, has tapped the ledge,  showing two feet of clean ore. This shows  less zinc and is of higher grade than in  the other workings.  In the lowest workings of the Payne  the vein has been tapped, with increasing  width.  W.J. Barker, lately superintendent of  the Jewel miue, near Green wood, has beeu  appointed manager of the Vancouver  group, near Silverton. Mr. Barker is just  entering the twentieth year of his mining  life. '*'���..   '  The force on the���Enterprise mine, on  Ten-mile, has been reduced temporarily.  W. W. Warner, who recently leased  the Argo, has struck 10 inches of clean ore  after but little work. His lease holds for  two years.  A crown grant has been applied for by  the Fidelity and Enterprise Fraction.  Shares in the Whitewater. Limited, are  at a premium in London.  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  expert of  Kootenay  properties  J. North, an ���English  mining  repute, will shortly visit West  for the purpose of inspecting  for British capitalists.  Edgar..P. Rathbone, late inspector of  mines for the Transvaal government,  leaves England this month for British  Columbia, to report ou a number of pro-:  perties under option to Lhe North western  Pioneers, Limited.  it came out at the recent meeting of the  Htill Mines Co., in London, England, that  the Ralls now hold only about 20,000  shares, or a quarter of their former possessions.  Dr. Averill, of Grand Forks, purchased  the .Minnie claim some time ago and failed  to record the bill of sale. The original  owner resold the claim and jumped the  country. The Minnie is a high grade copper   proposition,   on   which  considerable  Gulling the Coast People.  Coast papers have been" devoting considerable space oflate to the remarks of  Martin Markeson, of Slocan City, who is  returning from a visit to San Francisco.  Markeson states that the Slocan has ,a  Klondyke of its own in the placer diggings  to be found on Slocan river. Gold bearing dirt extends from Slocan City to  Kootenay river, ancl yields $5 to $10 per  day. These grounds were located last  fall and are being extensively worked,  and placer gold is found nil around there.  Men with small capital,'.Markeson says,  can go in there and make a good living.  These so-called diggings had their origin  in "Windy" Young's imagination last  fall, and coast papers are easily gulled by  such yarns. Colors can be found in the  gravel of almost every creek bed inJKoo't-  enay, but nowhere are they being worked  to pay. Markeson should uot be permitted to stray so far away from home.  Nelson Lacrosse Club.  There was a large attendance at the  meeting of the Xelson Lacrosse Club, held  at the Hotel Hume, Wednesday evening.  A number of new players have come to  town, and undoubtedly Nelson will have  the crack team of Kootenay. J. Fred  Hume, M. P. P., has donated a championship cup, to be played for in Kootenay.  .1.1. S. Lennie iind L. M. Livingstone were  appointed a committee to arrange for the  forming of an association or league, embracing Rossland, Kaslo, Sandon, Slocan  City, Spokane and any other towns in the  Kootenay which may have lacrosse teams.  Clubs wishing to enter the league are requested to correspond with the secretary,  L. M. Livingstone, so that a schedule can  be arranged and rules governing the cup  competition can be drawn up'.. It was decided to give a concert at tin early date  for the purpose of raising funds to purchase suits, sticks, etc., for the club.  Freight Rates Adjusted.  The Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard railway  has adjusted freight rates to and from  Nelson. The rate on ore from Rossland  to Nelson lias been reduced from $2.75 to  $2 per ton. A uniform rate of $1 a ion  has been made on ore from all points on  the Xelson & Fort Sheppard to Xelson.  The local rate on merchandise to til 1 points  on the same road distant not to exceed 15  miles from Xelson is 33 cents per 100  pounds. It is now in order for the Canadian Pacific, to announce that it litis lowered its rates, both on ore and merchandise.    Will it do it 'i  Fire Brigade Report.  Chief Thompson, of the fire brigade, reports tlhat there were three alarms for  burning chimneys turned in during the  first quarter of this year. There was one  fire, that of the Kootenay steam laundry,  on Ward street. An average of II firemen were present at each alarm. All the  equipment of the brigade is in good  order.  Provincial Government1 Asked for. Increased  Grant to. New School.  The twelfth regular meeting of (he <-ify  council was held on .Monday afternoon.  I'resent: Mayor Houston, in the r-hair;  aldermen llillyer, Teel/e). Malum- ;,nd  Gilker.  Mayor Houston  reported  mm t Ii-mhmm   of  the action of the Xelson City lyuid 6c improvement Co. again-a I he city, and  -uh-'  mitled   memorandum  of  the settlement,  signed by the plaintiff's and the city solicitor.    The city is to pay $50 in   full" for  all claims for damages, and $150 plaintiffs  costs.    All matters in dispute regarding  the expropriation of lands for waterworks  beinc left  to arbitration.    The plaintiffs  agree not to enter judgment for at least  00 days from March 28th.    L'pon ,che payment of the  damages and  costs  the  injunction granted is  to  be dissolved, and  the moneys in court to be paid out to the  citj\  The quarterly report of the chief of i he  Volunteer Fire Brigade was read and  ordered filed.  The city clerk was instructed to call  the attention of the chief of the lire  brigade to section 0 of the lire by-Jaw, and  to request that its provisions be carried  out.  Alderman Malone moved that the tender of Xoel 6c Thompson, for grading  Water street, be accepted.  Alderman Hillyer moved in amendment  that Xewling ��fc Co.'s tender be accepted.  L'pon a vote being taken, the motion  was carried; and Noel 6c Thompson's tender was accepted, one of the terms of the  contract being that the payrolls be submitted to the council every two weeks,  the amounts to be paid by city cheeks.  It was decided to have Falls stieet,  from Baker to Carbonate, made passable  for teams, the work to be done by day  labor.  Aldermen Teet/.el and Malone moved  and it was carried, that a retaining wall  be built on the west side of Stanley street  from Victoria to Silica, provided halt the  expense be paid by abutting property  owners. Tenders for the'work to be in on  Mouday, April 1 lth.  The communication of IJ. J. Evans re.  gas iranchise was again taken up, and,  after discussion, in was resolved that the  terms on which the franchise be granted  be amended as follows: "The city shall  have the right to acquire by purchase the  whole of the hind, buildings and phint- -  comprising the gas works, together with  all rights and privileges, atany time after  the lapse of six years during the continuance of the charter, and in such case the  amount to be paid by the city to be determined by arbitration:'' but that no  other change be made in the proposed  conditions, and that the same remain as  set.forth in the report of the public works  committee of February 17th.  Mayor Houston reported reside of conference held between school trustees tmd  city council, on Thursday evening last.  A resolution was then adopted requesting  the provincial government to increase the  appropriation for a school building at  Xelson from $1000 to $0000. and that Xelson be created a city school district on and  after July 1st, 1808.  Aldermau Malone gave notice that at  the next meeting of the council he would  introduce a by-law amending clause 8 oi  the streets and sidewalks by-law.  On motion the salary of the water commissioner and collector was fixed at $50  per month.  The following accounts were ordered  paid:'"..'  Noel & Thompnoii. Ward street retaining unll  Fire brigade, payroll for March   W. C. McLean & Co   Criterion restaurant, mails (o prisoners.      .  ������  Martinilros., valves.   Wilson & Harshaw   .1. A. Turner & Co..   Kootenay Lake -Telephone Co    ���I oil ii Elliot, ....'  .   "...  W. (.:. McLean & Co.. extras.   Holbrook & Chase, sravonjjorinjr   C. P. I'., telegrams   Tribune I'liblishin;,' Co.. adverti-int,'  Nelson Rlectrio Lif,'ht Co., Ii'kIi!   Nelson Electric Litflil. Co.. stmt-. ...    .  .1. McCarthy   .1. K. Strachan. city clerk, salary for March  ..  A. V. .McKinnon, chief of police, s-nl.i r\      ....  10. A. Crease, police magistrate, -alary  W. V. Thompson, chief of tire bri^aile. -al.iry  .I. Hamilton, auditor   A. L. .McCulloch, city engineer.  M. Burns, wnges   .  .  I.. Kmerson, wanes     V. Wyatt,��� wages   T. M. Ward, collector.    Council then adjourned.  Smelter for Van Anda Mine.  The Van Audit Cooper A: Cold Co.. of 05  Wall street, New Vork, will immediately  erect the largest smelter oil  the coast of  British   Columbia.     The  plant   occupies  four cars, weighs 00 tons, lias a capacity  of more than 50 tons per day, and  is en  route by the Great Xorthern  to.. Seattle,  and by boat from there to Van Anda City  on Texada Island, B.  C, which is in the  midst of  the  company's   ten   properties.  These properties are now  veloped to supply 50 tons  ore,   which   will give the  profit of at least $20'per  shipments of the ore during the past two  years   to   various  .smelters   have  proved  this value in the-ores.    After September I  the company will make daily shipments of  matte carrying about 50 per cent, copper,  three ounces gold ancl  fifty ounces silver  per ton.  Narrowly Escaped Death.  Peter Genelle, the well known lumber  king of Xaknsp, nearly did for himself at  the Leland hotel. Vancouver, on Thursday  night. Me had blown out the gas when  retiring for the night, and was only rescued in the nick of time by a lodger in the  next room, who had been awakened by  the strong smell of gas.  sll-J  ."in  ���JO uo  .'i.)S  00  A  >M  2'}  M  10  2:,  A  :;o  f,  ou  ���-'1X1  00  .">���-'  1,0  1  00  i  !ii  11  :;n  io m  i-jn  nO  ;  oo  S/i  "0  !K)  00  :,o oo  Ml  IO  s  :i.i  1.VJ  00  1  .1 -  O.i  ;><i  oo  sufficiently (leper day of $y0  company a net  ton.    Repeated THE   TRIBUNE:    NELSON,  B.C., SATURDAY,  APR! IV H,   L8��8  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE N imnli.-lred on Saturday:-, by Tino  Tkiuu.vk Puni.isiUNi; f.'i>Miv..s'v, and will be mailed  to subscribers on payment of Two J/Ou,u:sa \ear.  No subscription taken for le��� than a. year.  REGULAR AUVKltT.'SKMKXTi printed al the following rale-: One inch, S:>U a year; two ineho-'.  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H. HOL.MKrf, C. K.-Provincial Land Surveyor.  P. 0. box S2, Kaslo,U..0.  '  w,  A.  II.. JIOLniCH-Analylical CliemiM  Hailstreet, Nelson.  and Assayer.  T C. GWILLI.M, I?.A.Bo. it W. S. JOHNSON. U.A.Se.  ���J ��� ���Mining Mutineers and Analytical Chomi.-a.-,  Slocan City, H. C.,   ���  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGK, NO. 23, A. F. & A. JI. Meets  second "Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invite..  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS���Nel.-on Lodfje. No. ii.  ,Knights of Pythias, meet-, in OaMle hall. Maodon-  iihl block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  Tuesday oveniiiK at S o'clock. All vi.-iliuK knii;hU> are  cordially invited lo atlend.  John J. Mai.oxu, C. C.  Gi'-.oi:oi: Paiitis.'iiuk. IC. of |{. & S.  mm  ii \TUUI1AY   MORNING.  ...    '.Al'ltIL <>.  ISl*.  Trru  dominion   appropriations   for   the  customs   offices   in   Ivootenuy   this  year  have not, been granted with bhe slightest  degree of Justine to the business  interests  of  the   district.    Last   year   Nelson   was  granted $1-1.100 for till purposes in connection with the oflice, and  this year it 1ms  been   reduced   to   $5350.    Kaslo,   on  the  other   hand, is   increased   to  $-1330,  and  Rossland   to $0010.    The  mercantile anil  mining men have been by no means too  well served in the past by  the service at  the Nelson office, which has been cramped  and inconvenient because of lack of sufficient clerical   help,   oue   man   being  supposed   to  attend  to  the C. P. 11. station,  the Nelson & Fort Sheppard station, and  Five-mile Point.    Business  instead of decreasing, is showing  a  large    expansion  for 1898, the nine months already exceeding the business of the last financial year  by over $2(1,000,  consecpiently increasing  the labors of the staff and the inconvenience  of  mercantile  interests.    Notwithstanding   this,   the   department   has  removed   one  of the clerks  from   here  to  Kaslo, reducing the inside stall' in Nelson  to one clerk aud the  collector, with  one  more  to attend   to   outside   work.     The  effect of this is noticed tit once, as those  doing business   with   the local  oflice are  subject to vexatious delays and other inconveniences, while the small staff is considerably overworked.    The injustice  of  the..situation  can  be realized  from   the  fact that Nelson, since the beginning of  of the year, collected duties three times  iu excess of those of b_aslo,and overrejiches  the   latter   largely   under  all  the other  heads; yet Kaslo  is granted  a  collector  aud two clerks, while the staff here is reduced.    The   same   may   be   applied    to  Rossland, where larger appropriations are  granted for less business done than at the  Nelson office.   The monthly returns from  here  are steadily increasing, and, while  the values of the mineral products shipped   from    Kaslo and  Rossland   may  be  larger, the importation of dutiable goods  through Nelson have been and are much  larger than at the rival ports just created.  There has been too much political juggling  done in the cit-toms department, and public inieiests have suffered in consequence.  In one of ils hist week's issues the  Vancouver   World  sttited  that "about 15,000  tons   of   ore a  week   are  being  shipped  from    Rossland     to   Northport,   in    the  United States," and then it gives  the  inference that the town of Trail i.s dead, because of the idleness of its smelter.    The  World   is   the  most  unreliable   paper   in  British Columbia, tmd r.he above quotation  is  a sample of the gross  misstatements it  makes from week to week.   Its editor and  proprietor,; have   both   been   through   the  Kootenay country, yet that fact does not  lessen its errors.    It  will  be a long time  before Rossland, or any other portion  of  'West Kootenay, exports JO.000 tons of ore  per  week.    When   the  time  comes  that  any one camp is callable of producing so  much ore, there will be running smelters  iu   the  country  other  than   that of  the  Hall Mines.    Last month saw the greatest  body of ore yet moved from  the district,  and the entire export from all West Kootenay-did-not reach   12,000  tons.    Nothing  is  gained, by  misrepresenting  facts, and  the World would suffer less iu reputation  if it  would  let,   Kootenay  a flairs alone.  The inference drawn also that  the Trail  smelter is in forced idleness is but a C. P.  1.1. subterfuge.    It the town  is dead it is  because of the change  of management iu  the   works,   and    it   is   only   temporary.  Sufficient.ore ha-,  been  contracted  for  to  keep  the  smelter  tunning  continuously,  and the   works  could   resume  operations  at once.    This will not be done, however,  till the C. P. R. has its arrangements completed. The organs dominated by, its influence .seek ever to mislead the public in  order to disguise the railway's .schemes,  the. chiefest of which at present is'to  negative the advantages of the Corbin  railway system.  J. Kit ion IJc.mk moved the following in  the  house  on Thursday hist: '"Whereas  " the estimates of revenue tind expendi-  '' ture, a.s submitted, show  that the esti-  " mated expenditure exceeds, by $5.'59,22'2,-'  '' 80, the estimated revenue :���find whereas  " the first report of the  Public Accounts  "' Committee t-hows an overdraft of $109,-  " 25-1.05 at the Bank oi British Columbia ;  "and whereas the estimates of expendi-  " ture generally show the most complete  " disregard of economy ; and whereas the  " administrat ion of the affairs of the pro-  " vince has not been carried on in such a  " wtiy as to best'eonserve the public inter-  " ests;    therefore,    the   government   has  " forfeited all claini  to the confidence of  " this house and the country."   The vote  which   followed   was   on   strictly   party  lines, resulting in the resolution being defeated  by. IS to 18.    Messrs. Higgius and  Keilie voted with the opposition, reducing   the   government   tmtjoricy    to   five.  The resolution clearly states the condition  of the  province,  and emphasizes the incompetency of those managing its affairs.  As the resolution reads, Mr. Hume could  not have produced a more cutting denunciation  of  the government's  policy,  and  they have forfeited the confidence of the  country.    The vote taken shows that the  Mainland,   which  is the  most important  portion  of  the  province, is strongly opposed   to   further  squandering of   public  money.    It is by the aid only of the lesser  constituencies of the Island that Mr. Turner can hold   his  government  together,  and this mainly by the fact that he lavishes  upon   them   the  revenues   derived  from the upper country districts.  "^ Two severe blows were given the C. P.  Fu. last week by the federal  parliament,  emphasizing   the   fact   that misfortunes  seldom come singly.    On  Wednesday the  Semite   killed   the   Teal in    lake    railway  scheme   by   an   overwhelming   vote,   on  strictly party lines.    McKeuzie A: Mann,  the contractors, were greatly  disappointed, but premier Laurier has provided a  b:dm for their wounded feelings, of $0000  a clay from the date of their initial move  in the scheme.   To  the many navigation  companies operating lo theStickiue river,  the blow will be most swvere, but to none  more so that the G. P. It., which has been  hit all   round, and  its calculations  have  been   sadly disarranged."   So,   too,   with  the Corbin   charter   before  the  railway  committee on  the   following day,   when  the motion favoring the Kettle River extension was carried, by a'vote of 51 to -IS.  The majority was small, making  the  victory won by Corbin the more pronounced.  In reviewing the situation, three prominent facts stand  revealed:    firstly, that  the dual bodies of  the dominion   parliament are  beginning  to  think for  themselves; secondly, that the C. P. R. has not  the power and grasp upon the country it  prided itself on; and thirdly, that raihvay  schemers in future will have to follow D.  C Corbin's example and build their roads  as business warrants and without subsidy  or laud grant.    \  In perusing- the dominion government  estimates for the ensuing year, the people  of West Kootenay will find little to attract their attention, though they have  hoped for much. Three grants, amounting to $10,000, have been provided for the  district, oue of $2000 for improving tho  Columbia river channel above Revelstoke;  another of $5000 for improving the same  between Upper and Lower Arrow lakes;  and the third of $3000 for Duncan river  improvements. This i.s a small return for  the hundreds of thousands of dollars contributed yearly, by Kootenay to the dominion exchequer. Nelson, which last  year overreached even Vancouver in customs values, will have to continue business iu the same old rookeries of 'past-  years, while the'less  profitable  ports,  of  Vancouver and Victoria get all the plums.  Parliaments are alike and grants will be  given where the pull is the greatest. Kootenay, in both the provincial and dominion  houses, litis been shabbily treated for the  ensuing year, though her revenues lead  any other section of the province. Government-members will boast of the richness and wonderful progress, of the district and get in on the ground floor of all  mining schemes possible, but when their  influence is required to render justice to  its inhabitants they turn a deaf ear.  Tin-; Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard has announced ti new rate on ore to tho Nelson  smelter, from all points on the line of $1  per ton. To a large measure this is attributable to the recent action of the  South Kootenay Board of Trade, and to  the agitation result ing from D. C. Corbin's  movement I'or a charter for his Kettle  River extension. At the same time the  fact must not be overlooked that the Hall  Mines smelter was the only institution interested to any extent in the question of  ore rates to Nelson. By its action in  guaranteeing a portion of its product  to I  the Amei'ican road, the smelter has gained  a'great advantage, and, as a secondary  consideration, has very materially benefitted the mining regions of Ymir, Quartz  Creek and Salmon river. Mi-. Corbin has  shown by this reduction, too, that he has  no desire to discriminate in favor of  Northport as against Nelson, and he is  encouraging and leaving to the Canadian  portion of his raihvay, the business rightly belonging to it.  R. P. I?itiikt gives signs of breaking  a way'from the government, in the house  on Friday he spoke against the retaining  of the mortgage tax, which he denounced  as an injustice. He remarked also that  the British I'acific railway scheme, which  carried the Island for the government at  the last election, was by no means dead.  Mr. Turner has had a number of unexpected blows this session. The death of  Chief Justice Davie deprived him of his  chief adviser; Mr. Higgins' resignation as  speaker lost him two votes in the house;  and now Mr. Rithet's stand will give the  premier another source of worry. If Mr.  ���Rifchet persists in bringing forward the  British Pacilic he will have the support of  Victoria city, and Mr. Turner will be  forced to recognize it. If he does the  Mainland will be lost to him. beyond all  hope of redemption. The last days of the  Turner regime are stormy.  In the light last week before the railway committee of the house of commons,  i'or the Kettle River charter, Mr.'McInnes,  one of the B. C. members, presented the  anti-Corbin resolution passed by the local  legislature. Mr. Wallace asked if the  legislature had not granted a charter and  subsidy to ID. C. Corbin some years ago  for a line connecting with the United  States, to which Mr. Mc.Innes replied in  tho affirmative. Mr. Wallace then pointed  out that it now opposed a similar connection by the same man, though no subsidy  was asked. ' The inconsistency of the Turner administration is strikingly shown m  this; aud the resolution, instead of assisting the Canadian road before the committee, rather damaged its case. The effect  on the committee was to place the legislature in a ridiculous light. Condemned at  borne and abroad, it is time the local  government gave way to a more intelligent and competent body of men.  Po.st.masti.k-Gkneual Ml'lock has introduced a bill into the house of commons  providing I'or a reduction in letter rates  from three to two cents, the same as in  the United States. To counterbalance  the loss'in revenue tliat will follow this  step, he proposes to re-impose postage on  all newspapers issued from the office of  publication, at the rate of half a cent per  pound, to take effect half on January I,  1890, and half on July 1, 1890. No postage,  will be imposed within ten miles of the  office of publication. Sir Charles Tupper  denounced the paper postage, as preventing the dissemination of knowledge. He  doubtless meant this as a satire upon the  local government organs in British Columbia.    Jn discussing the budget last week, ex-  speaker Higgins took occasion to declare  himself why he resumed his seat on the  floor of the house. Briefly, he did so in  the public interest, and because he was  convinced the government policy would  result in bankruptcy. The public feel indebted to Mr. Higgius for his solicitation  on their behalf, but they doubt his sincerity. That the province is drifting towards bankruptcy is plain, but Mr. Higgins was as well aware of that  fact four  years ago as now. The stand he takes  now is questionable���-he lacks the faith of  those he was elected to support,', and he  does not enjoy the confidence of the opposition.    EAST'KOOTENAY   NOTES.  There are close to 100 mining locations  on the north fork of the St. Mary's river,  the ore carrying silver,  copper and gold.  On Wasa. Lewis and Tracy creeks much  will be done this season, as the showings  are above the average. Galena, carrying  gray copper, predominates, though free  milling quartz has been discovered.  One of the most phenomenal properties  in the district is the Three Graces group,  on Boulder creek. The ledge is 200 feet in  width. It is ti free milling proposition,  yielding $-1.00 on an average assay.  Over 200 locations have been made on  Wild Horse creek.  The Cliff and Kingston mineral claims,  on Mans creek, are being developed by  the owners. Two. shifts are working  under the direction of Mr. Henry. The  Cliff has a (50-foot ledge of gold quartz,  and the Kingston shows some galena  in the gold quartz.  William Voss has uncovered the main  ledge on the Spirit claim, on Victoria  gulch, and found that the lead has an  average width of 80 feet. A tunnel has  been driven 70 feet and a crosscut .'30. The  ledge on this property is a quartz, carrying gold, silver and copper.  Work on the Dodo group will commence  as soon a.s the season will permit.  Work has been resumed on the Griffith  property on Bull river.  The Bluebird is an extension of the  Spirit claim, and is owned by Dave New-  hall.    A tunnel i.s iu 70 feet.    The  lead  is  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power ��0 miles from your mines with our system.  ��� We can also sell you complete telephone outfits ancl install them.  Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  British Columbia Branch Offices  Granville St reel-VAN'CO l,'V Kit  Kool enay 1 lihl rid���X EhSOX  BRANCH MARKETS    .    .    .    .    .  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Sloean  District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fr  Orders by mail carefnllv filled nnd Dromntlv forwarded.  esh and cured meats.  the same as I he   Voss  property aud  i.s .'ill  feet iu width.  A huge number of mining prninotuis  are consUmtly arri\ ing at. I'\��rl Steele.  .1. A. Harvey ami J. S. Bog<\ agents for  a Chicago syndicate, have purchased from  Messrs. (Juidnon, Hayes anrl MrGowan, of  Fort Steele, these. 11 claims: Lake View,  Last Chance, Bejou, Accidental, Alberta,  Red Deer. Ivooienay Star. L'uiou Star  Doraty. lima! Oak. Piudential. They  are situate on Moyie lakeand form a part  of what, i.s railed the Si. Kugi'iic group of  mines. They were all located during the  .summer of IND7. The consideration is  away up in the thousands. Tiie property  is a silver-lead proposition, ami has a con  siderahle showing of ore. rOxlensivo  operations will be commenced on the pro  perty at .once.  The. following compiiinr- are actively  engaged in phu-er mining ou Wild Horse  creek: The luvicta Cold Mining Co.: the  Sip and Tuck Co.: the International Placer Mining Co.: lirewery Ciuek Placer  Co.: Jeuniiig.' ik. I'olson Co.; Mi-.Millan 6c  Co., aud thice Chinese companies. These  placer claims are all located within four  miles of Port Steele.  The Movie Placer Co. will begin operations so soon tis the season will no mit. the  necessary funds having been obtained by  sale of stock. .J. F. Harvey will act on  the governing board vice C. I"'. Venosta,  resigned. Kuquirios have, been received  from eastern capitalists a^- to the possibility of a deal in the property ot this company.  oue stock: of  Is new ancl  fresh, and added to every  week  by  arrivals direct from  the wholesale houses, west and east.    We buy for Cash, in laro-e  quantities, and  can give our customers the  benefit of good  buying.    We  make   a   specialty of   Fresh Fruits and  Vegetables,   and   everything   in   these   lines  We   also  carrv   a   laro/e   line  m   season.  kept  of  Have opened on Hakei  [.���ut, opposite  iVIo.Arlhu'r'sfurniture store wilh u stock of:  en's Fine  ���fishings  ats  2SG^KaESEBCaaEEfEES3S  Wo expect lo have a complete range of all  linos of these goods before "April. 1st.  We intend keeping our stock of floods strictly  e  Which    includes   a   full   line   of   Stoneware,  Cooking' Vessels, Crocks, jug's, flowerpots, milk  and  cake   pans,   etc.,   chamber   sets,   plain   white  andC: fancy decorated.     PJegant dinner, tea and   five  o'clock tea sets.     Glass water sets, latest  importations  and  patterns  of  fine Austrian-made  ware   in   comports,  water and flower sets.     Bar Q'lassware in full stock���in fact,  everything- in the line oi' Oucensware, Crocker)- and Glassware.  For First-Class Goods and Low Prices Call on  BAKBE   STEEET,   NELSON::  Spring is here and the house requires renovating. Your wails would look better if  nicely tinted. Nothing like alabastine.  We keep all colors.  if  your house is in need of paint Sherwin,  Wiliiams and Acme Paints are always  good.    We have a nice assortment.  We are agents for  Kennedy & Douglas,  Merchant Tailors, Toronto,  AMI  Talton & McKay,  Fine Custom Shirt Makers  Hamilton  A coin plots-, range of sample- for spring  from bolli firms  iinil orders will receive prompt allenlion  Your floors would look decidedly better and  save you a lot of work if covered with  a coat of Granite Floor Paint. Good  colors, hard and., durable.  Cordova Street, Vancouver, and  Baker Street,  Nelson.  AUCTIOJNrESBS  The Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing Go.  ftiMES 3 CRUDES OF GICARS  Factory in Broken Hii! Block, Balder Street  Home Work for Families  We want, a number of families to do work for lis.  at home, whole or spare time. The work we send  our workers is quickly and easily done, and returned by parcel post a.s finished. Good money  made at home. Vov liartieulars ready to commence, send name and address.  The Standard Supply Co., Dept. B., London, Ont.  West Baker Street, Nelson  fa  Storey /-Room-House, Price Wi  FOR   SALE   CHEAP!  Home Bakery Bread at ."i  cents  per loaf.    Also pie-,  rake*, etc.. at, Knrlev .S: .Simpson's jrmsorv store.  \V.\I. LKI.N'.SS.  Prop.  Home Bakery.  N-OTICE  After this date AIusm's. West ,S: Kminerson will till no  orders for wood, eonl or lime unless aecompanied liy  spot, eash.  We have just received our ladies' SPRING CAPES AND  JACKETS, and a.s there has been delay in their reaching  here,   we will  sell  them at a very small   margin.  A  nice lot of  CHI FPON   and   VEILING   has  arrived   with  this consignment.   The very latest designs in DRESS GOODS  Also some of the new and latest designs and colors in SILK  Suitable for blouses,  spect our stock.  F  Prices to suit the  times.      Call  and  ii  West Baker Street  NELSON, B. C-  The cheapest place to buy goods is at the store of...  SOUTH KOOTENAY BOARD OF TRADE.  The annual gen-M-ul mcetinL; of t he Hoard of Trade will  he held in the room hIi-ivo lhe I Inn I: of Hritish Columbia  Nelson, li. C. on Tue-dav evening, April II'. at 5 p. in.  IIKXKV  H. TIIUM.SON'. .Soc.-Treas,  AS\) DKAI.KK.S i,V  | Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Fish, Oysters, Live ancl Dressed Poultry,  I Game, Smoked Meats, Etc.   Baker Street, Nelson.  m Capital, all^aw- -  $12,000,000  Rest.    -    -   .-     8,000,000  ,  I.OltD STIIATIICOXA   AND  '.Ion. GKO. A. LMUJMMONT),  k a cr.oasTox..:   .MT.  KOVA L, President   Vice-President  ...General Manager  THE HUBUjSfii:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL !>, IS9.S.  asrEXjSO'Jsr 33:R_��>-:r-o:Ei:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        liltA.VCIIliS  IN '    LONDON   (England),   NEW  YORK,   CHICAGO  and in tho principal cities in Canada.  It ly mill   -ell  Sterling Kxchange and Cable. Transfers  i:i[J.'.'T CO.VMKIeClAI, AND TKAVKl.r.KUR' URKDJTS,  available in any pan, of the world.  ni'WTS iss-tjKii   rcir.i.i-'iTioxs madk; uto.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATTC OK INTKUEST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  BOARD   OF   TRADE.  The Nelson & Port Sheppard Makes A Bi�� Reduction in Ore Rates.  Perlmp.s bhe bitfffesfc joke perpetrated  fjii April Fools' day occurred last I'Yiday  night at the board of trade, which was  made the more pointed because so unexpected. There wa.s a crowded meeting,  and it seethed with an undercurrent,  scarcely repressed, of excitement, as it  wa.s expected there would be a spirited  scene with regard to the rival interests of  the C. P. It. and the Corbin road in the  Boundary Creek country. A sudden motion to adjourn was put aud carried before the members realized where they  were at; shutting oil'all attempts to bring  the matter to the front, and the bewildered look ot some of the members was  amusing.  President Turner occupied the chair,  and soon disposed of the opening proceedings. C. Hillyer. C. R. Forde, J. Dover,  J. R. Rowley, A. W. Gray, A. 11. Kelly,  G. Keefer and J. Mirscli were accepted as  new members, on motion.  A communication was read from the  Kossland Board of Trade, calling attention to the untrue criticisms of a Nelson  correspondent iu the London, ling., B. C.  Alining Review, on lhe British America  Corporation, and asking the Nelson board  to assist in repressing the erring scribe.  The letter was received and filed, the expressed opinion being tliat Rossland's action was most childlike, as nobody could  control any writer.  The president introduced the question  of freight rate resolution of past meeting.  Ho iiiiil seen Air. .Martin., of the Nelson 6c  Kurt Sheppard railway, who said he had  made arrangements with Air. Croasdaile,  to handle a portion of the smelter output.  As a result of this the rate on ore had  been reduced from all points on the Corbin road to the Nelson smelter to $1 per  ton. AJr. Turner begged leave to introduce Mr. Alar tin, who was present.  Air. Fletcher objected, as the report  touched the C. P. R. just as hard, and the  matter had been disposed of at last meeting.  Air. Turner said the board had done  good work, and the present reduction on  ores was the result of their labors.  Air. Fletcher remarked that there was  uo occasion for the board to apologize for  any of its aetious, and if one railway was  permitted to explain matters, they all  should. It did not look well for the  board to have-to apologize for the resolutionsthey: had passed.  Mayor' Houston moved, seconded by  Air. Robertson, that the meeting adjourn.  Air. Croasdaile offered a resolution, asking for three days notice before a board  meeting was called, and that the business  to be transacted thereat be stated, so that  no foreign matter could be introduced.  The board was supposed to deliberate on  all-matters affecting the welfare of the  district, and the speaker did not think it  right to bring in other matters. All members should be given notice of meeting, so  that they could prepare themselves for  any question to come up.  Air. Proctor seconded the resolution!  An acrimonious discussion ensued as. to  the legality of calling meetings as at present, resulting in the chair ruling Mr.  Croasdaile out of order. The latter gave  notice that he would re-introduce the resolution at the next meeting as an amendment to the by-laws.  Air. Robertson urged a vote on the motion to adjourn. This was done, and the  motion carried with a rush at 8.10. The  annual meeting takes place on April lli, at  8 o'clock, in the new quarters over the  bank of B. C.  DOMINION   ESTIMATES.  Kootenay Receives Practically Nothing In Return for her Contributions.  The dominion estimates for the coming  year, commencing July 1st, are higher  than the vote of last year, though there  is nominally a decrease of a million dollars. The chief increase is $30(5,000 for  government of the Yukon district, of  which $i)0,000 is for salaries and expenses,  and $31(i,000 for the services of police.  Circuit allowances for British Columbia  judges i.s increased .$.'J,000: $1,500 is added  to the British Columbia penitentiary  appropriation, but $1,000 less is allowed  for retiring allowances in British Columbia. Hon. P. O'Reilly's retiring allowance  i.s $2,0(10, and Judge AlcCreighfs $2,(KiO;  $ 1.0,000 appears for a survey of t he Edmonton route, and $15,000 for a survey from  the Stickine river to an ocean port iu  British Columbia.  For dominion public buildings iu British Columbia, renewals, improvements,  repairs, etc., but $5,000 is provided ; for  the Victoria public buildintr treasury  vaults there is an item of $10,000 ; i'or the  William Heair''ii\S^;}'^';i'.ii<^' station, quar  ters for crew, alteraY^;";.Kd�� improvements,  furniture, instrument'Sv^'etc, $-1,000; for  Nanaimo harbor, improvements , to the  south channel, $10,000: for Columbia river  improvements above Golden,' $5,000;  Fraser river improvements to ship channel, $20,000; general repairs and improvements to harbors, rivers and bridge  works, $8,000; Skecna river. $3,000; Columbia river, the removal of rocks above  Revelstoke, $2,000, aud Duncan river improvements, $8,000: Columbia river improvements in the narrows between Upper and Lower Arrow lakes, $5,000.  The dairy and creamery votes are reduced by $80,000;' the Indian vote for  British Columbia is reduced by $8,500, and  the customs vote in British Columbia is  increased $5,000. Fsix additional third-  class clerks and six letter carriers have  beeu appointed for Victoria, live third-  class clerks and six more letter carriers  for Vancouver.  It. will be noticed that West Kootenay  receives practically nothing in return for  the liberal contributions she makes to the  dominion exchequer. Not a cent has been  provided for public buildings in llxvdis-  trict, particularly in Nelson, which, a.s  the chief federal center, had a right to  expect recognition. Victoria, as usual,  gets the lion's share of the appropriations.  Hall  EXPORTS  w -  Mines    Scaelter  TOTAL   $126,460.  a   Shipment   of  Makes  Bullion.  11  WAR   EAGLE  Contracts  MACHINERY,  the East   this week for  Closed  In  Many Improvements.  The War Eagle Alining and Investment  Company closed their contracts Monday  for new machinery for the War Eagle  mine. The compressors, hoists, etc., will  be operated by electric power. The War  Eagle company is ,the first one in the  Kootenay distriet to take advantage of  the cheap aud abundant electric power  rendered available by the installation of  the plant of the West Kootenay Power &  Light Co. The machinery purchased includes a 10-drill compressor, operated by a  ���100 horse-power Canadian General Electric Co. synchronous motor.  The hoisting machinery comprises the  largest electric mining hoist so far undertaken iu the world, being intended to  operate a double compartment shaft to  the 2,700 foot level, to which it is expected  the mine will be developed within the  next two years. The motor opera ting the  hoist is of what is known as the Canadian  General Electrical induction type, and has  a capacity of 800 horse-power. It is directly connected without belting to the  hoist. The fact that the War Eagle company has adopted electric power for the  operation of its new machinery may be  taken as a recognition of the part of the  most important financial interest connected with the mining industry in the  Kootenay district, and of the important  advantages to the mining industry, which  are to be expected from t.he starting up  of the plant of the West Kootenay Power  and Light Company.  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  A fine chute of ore has just been struck  on the Rainy Day No. ] and No. 2 claims,  in the Salmon river country, owned by  the Salmou River & Porcupine Alining  Co. The same company will work the  Spotted Horse.irecently bonded.  The force on the Porto Rico is to be increased to fifty men so soon as the snow  goes. ....  Hoistiug .machinery  on   the   Tamarac,   in  is being installed  the    Ymir   camp.  Twenty-tour   men   are  working   on   the  property.  Work is to be resumed on the Tennessee, in the Ymir camp, on which there has  been considerable development.  D. E. Kerr has been elected president of  the Peoria Gold Mining Co., A. Campbell,  vice-president, and J. Fyfe secretary-  treasurer. The company's assets are in  the Slocan. c  Eight feet of solid ore are now in sight  on the Deer Park. A carload is to be  shipped to the Northport smelter.  .Capitalists interested in the War Eagle  have purchased the Ben Tillman group of  claims adjoining the celebrated Republic  mine.   The price.paid was $50,000.  London <fc B. C. Goldfields stock is stiffening on the British market.  The S. C. Exploration Syndicate, an  English concern, has been licensed to do  business in this province. Kaslo is the  headquarters, L. A. Scowden being attorney. The capital is placed at ��25,000 in  ��1 shares.  The head office of the Canadian American Gold Alining 6c Development Co. is  being removed from Itossland to Peach-  land, in the Okanagan country.  The Tom Payne Consolidated Alining 6c  Alilling Co. are to resume work on their  properties on Tamarac mountain.  Upwards of sixty men are employed on  the Fern.  E.'Mecki, a workman at the Elise mine,  on Wild Horse creek, was killed last  Tuesday night by an explosion of dynamite, which he was thawing out by the  stove.   Deceased was buried at Ymir.  Three feet of ore, assaying on an average $21 in gold, has been struck on the  Flossie It., in the Salmon river country.  The shaft was sunk only five feet when  the chute was exposed.  The Philadelphia Refining Co., of Denver, Col., is taking the entire output of  the Le ltoi smelter at Northport. They  have ti man stationed at the works.  The Big Timber Gold Alining Company  has been incorporated by A. Ti. Campbell,  John A. Finch, It. K. Neill and II. K. Gal-  usha, of.Spokane, and Charles Dougherty,  of Rowland. The capital stock is placed  at $150,000, divided into 500.000 shares.  Operations, of the company will be extended to this province.  , \bead  I V .  With' last week's shipments closes a  figures from Rossland, Kaslo, and Nakusp,  which have been created separate ports  the latter two under one head, so that in  future Nelson will have to rely chiefly  upon the Hall Alines smelter. March exported more ore than any month in the  history of the camp, being close to 12,000  tons, but the mineral values are less than  usual because of the falling away in  smelter shipments. Oue of the main  points to be noted is the initial shipment  of lead bullion from Nelson, of 20 tons,  which went to New York. The Bank of  li. N.' A.. Rossland, also sent a $100 gold  brick to San Francisco. Below are the  details:  BULLION   AN'IJ   MATTK  Pounds i Value  Hull .Mines smeller, cupper bullion..  Hall Alines smeller, lead bullion. ..  Hank li. N\ A., Kossland, gold brick  OHK.  Le Kni mine, Kossland. ������..  Iron Mask mine, Kossland.  Pilot Bay works   Idaho mine. Sloean      Payne mine, Sloean   Queen Hess mine. Siociin ..  Keco mine, Sloean   Last Chance mine. Slocnn .  Rambler mine. Slocan   Montezuma mine, Sloean..  Total for the week   Total for January   Total for February   Total for March 11,719  Total for 18SI7, via uovelstoke ...  Total for 1807, port of Nelson   :ii,i(i2  10,8:19  S100  Approximate  Tons.  Value.  l.iiSO  Sll  llll  170  H70  20  20  r  Sll  45  \  SO  2,700  S12IJ.4'I(>  0.5(10  ��1,197,18!)  8,(i7S  5919,138  11,710  SU97,515  ��719,132  55,271  ��7,013.311  Favoring the C. P. R.  Below is a copy of a resolution passed  at the last meeting of the West Kootenay  Protective Association, which has given  rise to so much discussion in the city, and  which the C. P. It. used as a lever against  the Corbin charter before the railway  committee:  To the right honorable sir Wilfrid Laurier, K. C. Al. G., and the executive council of the Dominion of Canada.  A petition of the undersigned business  men of Nelson, in the district of West  Kootenay, province of British Columbia,  respectfully showeth, that,  Wheroas it is a matter of the greatest  importance to the welfare of Canadian  commerce, that the charter now being applied for by Air. D. C. Corbin into the  Boundary Creek and Kettle river districts  be not granted : and  Whereas, in the event of the proposed  railway being built, the trade of that section of the country will be directed from  Canadian to American centres: As an instance of this, we would respectively point  out that at present 90 per cent of the  merchandise hauled into West Kootenay  over the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway���of which Air. Corbin is president���  is of American manufacture, iind not  made iu Canada, as would be represented  by the persons applying for the charter:  and,  "Whereas, the construction of the proposed railway would divert the ores of  the Boundary Creek district to American  smelters, thereby depriving Canada of  the benefit of this large and rapidly  growing industry, which industry, we  would respectfully urge upon your houor-  able body to foster in every possible way:  and,   .���' ���:.  Whereas, it is understood that the Canadian Pacific Railway Company are prepared to immediately extend their road  from the Columbia river westward into  the Boundary Creek district, we feel  strongly that, upon the government receiving satisfactory assurance of the  prompt prosecution of this work, the Canadian company should have the preference over a line that would draw trade  from Canadian channels:  Therefore, your petitioners -pray that  the charter applied for be not, at present,  granted to. Air. D. C. Corbin���in the face  of the fact that a Canadian road is ready  at once to build into the Boundary Creek  country���and thus, preserve to Canada  the trade and smelting industries which  are rightfully hers'. ,  And, as in duty bound, your petitioners  will ever pray, etc.  Number of Provincial Voters.  Subjoined is a return presented to the  legislature, showing the number of voters  in each constituency, with a list of the  applicants i'or registration, up to the .'Bist  of January last:  C.'omox      Cowiohan-Alberni   Ksquiinalt   Nanaimo .      Xanaimo N     ���  X'anuimoS      Victoria City   Victoria. X   Victoria S   Oari hot  ���  Cassiar (Stickine)    Cassiar (Skooiml   ICootenay K. (Donald)   ICootenay K. (Kurt Steele) ..  ICootenay W. (Revelstoke) .  ICootenay W. (Trail Crcekl  ICootenay S. .'.*.'   Lillooet. k      -....  Lillooet W   WestminsLer City   Vancouver City '   Delta . ...;   Chilli wack   Dewdney    Richmond   Vale N   Vale K   Vale W '   Total   Appli  \ OlUIV  cants.  (ii!!)  ' 2(1  I7S  ::i  972  70  702  12  :tn  is  5,702  292  357  15  (135  III  alilj  33  Xoi  oturns.  199  97  5SII  ���10  133  ���>���?  000  711  312  2S(i  1,383  LSI  273  15  20S  21  1.193  12  3,919  SI  1,130  t  713  11  SIS  52  901  11  95S  109  USO  53  502  SO  20,793  rts  Four Mile Wagon Road.  Silverton people have presented to the  government, through E. Alahon, one of  the Vancouver group company, a petition  for a wagon road up Four Mile creek. It  was signed by 88 people. Subjoined is  the text of the petition, which wa.s. supported by J. Fred Hume:  1. That a government road was built in  IS97 from Silverton up Four-Mile creek, a  distance of six and one-half miles, at a  cost of $8,000.  2. That the residents and mine owners  contributed the sum of $1,000 towards the  construction of the road.  8. That the Vancouver Group Alining  Co. and the Comstock Alines. Limited,  have, in addition to the sums contributed  by them towards the government; road,  expended large mums in constructing  roads from their mines in connect with  this government road.  1. Tim i. the V.uicuu -<-r, Group Mining  Company has shipped .'B20 tons of ore, tind  the Comstock Alines, Limited, has shipped  100 tons of ore over turn r< tid.  5. That a number (if mines are dependent on this rotid for hauling their supplies, r  0. That a large amount of work is being  done on these mines, and a number of  men employed upon them.  7. That several of these mines will erect  concentrators, tramways, etc ���  8. That it is' necessary that further  work should be done on this.road iu order  to keep it open and render it fit for hauling heavy machinery over.  0. That, unless (his work is done this  road will become impassable, and the  large' amount already expended by the  government and mine owners rendered  useless.  Therefore, the signers of the petition,  citizens of Silverton and Four Alile Creek,  humbly pray that the government appropriate a sufficient sum to carry out this  work. _____  NORTH   STAR   MINE.  ~T  ��?'  FOOT  ALL STUKKT, NKLSON  T.  W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  An English Paper's Opinion on Bast Kootenay's  Big Bonanza.  The B. C. Alining R,eview, of London,  England, says the North Star mine, iu  East Kootenay, has the most valuable  body of ore "in sight" to be found iu  British Columbia. It is a galena or silver-  lead ore, averaging about-10 ounces of silver and 1,000 pounds of lead to the ton of  2,000 pounds. From shipments made of  about 7,o00 tons to the smelter at Great  Falls. Afontana, the gross value averaged  about ��12 per ton. The cost of shipping,  smelting and paying duty on lead going  iuto the United States was about ��8 per  ton. This, however, will be overcome by  the construction of the Crow's Nest railway, which will reach the vioinitjr of the  mine this year, and the North Star Alining Company���a close corporation���will  erect a smelter at the mine, and the total  cost of mining and smelting will be under  ��2 per ton.  The development work, so i'ar, consists  of about 2,000 feet of shafts and drifts���  about 1,-100 feet of which is said to be iu  solid ore, varying in thickness from six to  sixty feet. It is all clean ore���that is, it  does not require concentrating���so that  the whole of the vein matter can be  smelted. lb is estimated that over o0,000  tons of ore can be fairly computed in  sight, which, at the average gross value  derived from the 7,ij00 tons already  shipped, viz., ��12 per ton, amounts to the  enormous sum of =��000,000. This at first  sight seems very large, especially as we  are told that all the work, so far, has  been done by hand, and that no machinery at all has yet been employed.  But this is uot the only valuable silver  mine in British Columbia about which  nothing is known here. "Within a few  miles of the North Star is the St. Eugene  mine, with upwards of 10,000 tons of ore  blocked out ready for concentrating. In  the same district there are large copper,  gold and silver ore bodies undeveloped,  because of the lack of railway facilities,  which, however, the Crow's Nest railway  will supply this year. It is a striking evidence of the wealth of the mines of British Columbia to have presented tons such  an enormous body of ore as that of the  North Star, produced without the aid of  expensive plant or machinery, and only  awaiting the advent of a railway to be reduced to bullion.  MINING   AROUND   GOLDEN.  W'ork ou the International claim has  .been suspended for a while.  A. W. Upton will develop' his group of  claims on Vermont creek as soon as the  snow melts off.  A large force of men is to be engaged  shortly on the Pretty Girl "claim, at  Windermere, which has been bonded by  British capital. W. G. Alitchell-Innes  will be manager.  The Robert F. Burns was recently bonded, for -'$22,500. The English syndicate  who have purchased the property will  start: work this spring. There is a five  stamp mill,on the ground, and a cyanide  plant will be added to enable the gold to  be effectually saved. "When the mill was  previously operated a large proportion of  the gold was lost in the tailings.  The Lucky .lack, in the Burns basin,  has had close to $1000 work done on it  this winter, and the showing is most encouraging.    Another Railway Charter.  A. B. Cotton is seeking a charter from  the legislature for the purpose of incorporating a company for constructing,  equipping, operating and maintaining a  standard or narrow gauge, railway from  some point at or near the town of Kevelstoke, or from a point across the Columbia river southwesterly from Revelstoke;  thence following the Columbia and Canoe  rivers to Tete Jaune Cache; thence by  the most feasible route along the Fraser  and Parsnip rivers to the 50 parallel;  thence by the most practicable aud feasible route to Dense hike; thence by the  most practicable route to Teslin hike, on  the northern boundary of the province:  or from the Parsnip river tit the ;">(! parallel, by the most practicable ami feasible  route to the northern boundary of the  province at a point- on the Liard river;  also a branch line from Tete .Jaime Cache  to the eastern boundary of the province  by way of the Yellow Head pass; also a  branch line from Revelstoke, or across  the Columbia river southwesterly from  Revelstoke to Arrow lake; thence to  Trout lake: thence to the headwaters of  the Kootenay lake; and to build and operate tram ways in connection therewith  and all other enterprises usually included  in such charters.  Doors,  Sash, 'Band Sawing-,  Turned  Work,  ancl  Office 1  arrived and  in stock,  a carload of Chance's  EnglisI  Glass; all  sizes tip to ,4 by 6 feet  ftti/io-s.  Rolled  fust  "["he  Kootenay Lake  C. 0. BUGHANAN, Proprietor, Kaslo, B. C.  Yard and office fool of Hendryx Street, j Everything in the building line on hand  Nelson.    John Bell Agent. j or made at short notice  HERALDO,  MONOGRAM,  SCH1LLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT, O       T      MT^ITTAAr  NELSON, B. C.,  mm AND BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLDFIELDS,.Ltd.  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  All communications relating  to  British  Columbia   business to be addressed  505,  Nelson,  British Columbia  to   P. O.   Drawer  J.  RODERICK  ROBERTSON, General  Manager i   ��, r-.   onM      D     _.  S. S FOWLER, E.M., Mining Engineer \ ��� IN C.L.OUIN ,    ti. O.  VICTORIA,  B.  C.  Headquarters for miners  and  mining  men  from  KOOTENAY  MAHONEY  & TAYLOR,  Proprietors  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Tl]e only all rail route without change of cars  ' between Nelson aqd Rossland, aqd  Spokarje and Rosslai|d.  Leave  !l::!iiii. in.  ll.l.'l 11.11!  S:00 a. 111.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.   NKLSON*      KOSSLAXU    SHOICAXK   Arrive  ..or.'io p.m.  . .2:.r).j p. in.  ..fi:l(j p. m.  Passengers for Kettle Kiverund Boundary Creek connect at MurcuH with kUikc daily.  shepoft & McClelland  BLACKSMITHING AND  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  .V11. 7'J.  License   Authorizing   an  Company   to   Carry  Extra-Provincial  on   Business.  "L'O.MI'ANIKS ACT,   1S<I7.  Ca.vaiu, I'imjvi.vck or Hi'.rnsii C'hi.i'.miiia.  Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  SpeciaKattention given to all Kinds of repairing  anit custom worl^ from outside points  SHOP:   Cor. Baker aqd Hall Sts. flelson.  THE TREMONT  3STELS03ST  MALO.N'K'���& TRKUILLUS, Proprietors.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, und  is tho headquarters   or prospectors and'miners.  CORPORATION OF THE   CITY OF NELSON  NOTICE  Xolice is heri'liy jjiven Unit all liiiildin^s' slamliiiK on  streets or lanes in llic Cit v of Xelson must be removed  therefrom 011 or before ihe 1st. ilay.of -May, IS!IS. Ami all  persons owning anv sm-h buililiiiKs are hereby warned  that if this notice lie notcinnnlied wilh. -.mnitmry proceeding "'ill be taken against tbein. Ilyorderof coiiik il.  .!. K. .HTKACHAX. City  Clerk.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY'OF NELSON.  TENDERS   FOR   RETAINING   WALL.  The eity I'niiueil are prepared to receive lenders fertile  eon-tnietion of a retaining wall on the ue-t >i��le.of  Stanley i-l.reet from Vietori.'istreet to Silira street. I'lan-  aml specilleations call be M.'en and forms of tender oli-  lainrd at ihe eity engineer's olliee. Tenders marked nn  oulside. "Tender for retnliiiiiK wall" are reipiired to be  sent in to the undersigned by .'( o'eloek p. in.,'on Monday.  April llth. IN'ii'. The eonueil do not bind themselves to  aeeept the lowe.-t or anv tender thai iimv be >ent in. Hy  order nf council. .1. K. STUACHAX. City Heik.  Nel.-on. II. C. April .Mb. IMS.  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  NOTICE  OF  COURT  OF REVISION.  miilti 16 TO C'KliTIFY that "The Whitewater .Viiuv,  -1- Limited," is authorized and iicen.-ed 10carry on business within tho province of liritisli Columbia, to carry  out or effect all orany of the objects hereinafter set fort ii  to which the legislative authority of the legislature of  liritisli Columbia extends.  The head oflice of the company is situate al No. .'i. I.av.-  renee I'ouiitenay ilill, Loudon, Knykind.  The amount of the capital of the eonipanv is t'l.'.j.lKKi.  divided into lii.tWiO .-hares of CI each.  The head olliee'of the company in thN province is situate at Nel-on, II. C, and .1. Roderick Kobertton, mun-  utfur of the company, whose atldrci-s i.-. NeNon afore.-aid,  is the attorney for the company.  The objects for which the Company ha-, been established are:  (11.1 Tu acquire the whole or any part of or interest in  the Whitewater, Irene, Teonie (J., and Myrtle 1{. mine-',  in the Sloean diMrict of Urilinh Columbia, and with a  view thereto to adopt the agreement referred to inelau-e  ,'i of the company's articles of association, and to carry  the same into effect with or without modification :  (b.) To search for, win. gel, (|uarry, refine, amalgamate, snielt, or otherwise dress and prepare for market  mineral substances of all kinds, and in particular gold,  silver, and other precious minerals and precious stones:  (c.l To buy, sell, reduce, deal in. and refine bullion,  specie, coin, and precious metals:       , ������;,.���'.  (d.) To locale or otherwise acquire mining claims,  mining rights, and metalliferous lands in liritisli Columbia or elsewhere, and to explore, work, develop, and turn  lo account lhe same:  (e.) To acquire by grant, selection, purchase, lease, or  otherwise, and to develop the resources of and turn to  account, any lands and any rights over or connected  with land belonging to or in which the company h interested, and in particular by laying out townsites and preparing the same for building, Idling on building lease or  agreement, advancing money to, or entering into contracts with, builders, tenants, and others, clearing, draining, fencing, planting, cultivating, building, improving,  farming, irrigating, and by promoting immigration and  the establishment of towns, villages, and settlements:  (f.) To acquire and carry on all or any part of the business or property, and 10 undertake any liabilities of any  person, linn, association, or company possessed of property suitable for any of the purpose- of-this company, or  carrying on any business which this company is nut hor-  ized'to carry on, or which can be conveniently carried 011  in connection with the same, or may seem to the company calculated directly or indirectly 10 benefit, this company, aiid as the consideration for the same to pay cash  or to issue any shares, stocks, or obligations of lhe company, and to enlerinto working arrangements, contracts,  andagrecmenls with other companies and person.-:  (g.)" To promote any other company or compaiiie-for  the purpose of acquiring all or any of the properly or  liabilities of ibis company, or of advancing directly or indirectly the objects or interests thereof, aud to purchase,  subscribe for, or otherwise acquire, and to hold the  shares, stocks, or obligations of any company in the  United Kingdom or elsewhere, and upon a distribution  of assets or division of profits, to distribute such shares,  stocks, or obligatiiinsamongst the members of tin'- company in .specie: .'.-'."  (b.) Generally, to distribute among the member- any  properly-of the company in specie:  (i.i To borrow or raise money for any purpose.-  of the company, aiid for the purpo-e of securing the same  and interest, or for any other purpose, to. mortgage or  charge t lie undertaking, or all orany pari of the property  of the company present or after acquired, or Us uncalled  capital, aud lo create, issue, inake. draw, accept, and  negotiate perpetual or redeemable debentures or debenture stock, bills of exchange, promissory, notes, or other  obligation-or negotiable instruments:  li.i To sell, let, develop, di.-poso of. or otherwise deal  with the undertaking, or ad or any part of Ihe property  of the company, upon any terms, with power to aeeept as  the consideration any shares, stock-, or obligations'of  any other company:  ik.1   To pay out of the fund- of the company all expenses of or incident to the   formation. 1'cgi-lratioii and  ad   ,  vcrli.-ing of the company, and the is-ue of itscupHnl. including brokerage and commissions for obtaining applications I'or or placing shares:  (I.I To make donations lo such persons and 'iii" .such  ca-es, and either in money or kind, as may seem expedient : ' _' ���  (111.1 To act as trustees aud undertake the obligations  of any trust:  (11.) To carry out all or any of the foregoing objects a-  principals or agents, or in partnership or conjunction  with any other person, llrm, association, or company.,  and in any part of the world : ���  (o.) To'procure the company lo be registered or recognized iii any foreign country or place, or in any colony or  elsewhere:  (p.) -To do all such other things as are incidental or  conducive to the attainment of the above objects.  (iiven under my hand and seal of oflice at Victoria.  Province of Hritish Columbia, thisl'tli day of March. !S!W.  Notice i- hereby given that the first .-it tint: of tin-court  of revision appointed b\ the council of the ('ily of Xelson.  for hearing all complaints against the assessment for  the current.vear, as made by the a-sossor of the said  citv. will lie held in the council chamber, Xe!-on. on  Mondav, the IStli day of April. I-SIW. at. HI o'clock 11. in.  J.  K. STIJACUAN, Citv Clerk.  Nel-on. U. (.'.. March 7th. I.W. (March l-.'tli]  FIRST   CLASS    INVESTMENT  The Odd  Fellows1 Building  &  Investment Company, Limited, Capital $20,000  I.M  [!.->. I  ���h imiii  llegistrar of .1  S. V.  WOOTTON.  lint .Stock Coinpaiiie;  SLOCAN  TRADING   &  I.IMITKl)  NAVIGATION  u.\ m 1.rr'v.  COMPANY  Notice is hereby given that a special' general meeting  of the .Slocan Trading iV: Navigation Company. Limited  Liability, will be held at Ihe oilice of the saiil eompanj at  Ihe town of Nelson, in the province of Hritish Columbia,  on Tuc-day. the -Jiilb day of April. A. I). 1NI3. at I o'clock  in lhe afternoon, for the purpose of considering, and if  deemed advisable, of pu.���ing a resolution authorizing  the disposal of the whole or any portion of the a-sds and  iiroperiv of the company, and  to transact  such  other  Wish to inform the public that. 11 limited number of  shares arc now on the market I'or sale. Share-- flu each,  sold in blocks of Slim. The company guarantee K' per  cent to investors on stock. Stock certificates for sale by  llr. Arthur. Clans mav be seen aud particulars obtained from Or. Arthur, linker street, or any of the  directors. i  oiisino-s  meeting  Daled  mav  be  law'l'ullv  brought   before  the  said  WILLIAM  lir'NTKl!,' A( ting Secretary.  Nelson. P.. (.'.. March llth hSitf.       |March IStli  The Woodstock Wagon \: Manufacturing Co.. Woodstock. Out., arc shipping a carload of wagons, built ex-  pre-s|y for lhe Kootenay district, to Xelson. Intending  purchasers nf wagons should consult Mi.-  Kmmorson. 10 whom the consignment is  srs. West and  ; made.  I   I  E^iS^^^li^ifl^l^^^ieiS^^iH^^ 4  THE   TRIBUTE:    NKLSON,   B. U, SATURDAY,   APRIL <���),   1 SOS  SPECIAL  '  SALE SHIRT  WAISTS  50c TO 35  ja.  ,   SPECIAL  OF  UP-TO-DATE  VEILINGS  HIG-H-OLASS' 'DRT   G-OOJDS  DRESS GOODS AND SILKS  Hlitck atitl I'nlni'ivl iii i'\cpy wviivf ill  vn<.'u<' "I t!i��' lut��-.l iiiivi-ltit-- icir sprint;  awl  stiimw'f  wctr.  NEW WASH FABRICS-  KiilinW in i'ikIK-ss jn-f* 1*11.--i<��11. incliulinj,'  iifL'.iii'lic.-:. li.'tlti-Li's. linens, zcjiliyr. ctiin-  hi-ifs, lawns ;iiid   lieu   __rni.-nlim- nuislins.  LADIES' PARASOLS  Wo itpe now slniwitio ;t colli]iluLi: fflll.irc in,  " livorvtliiiiLC tin: iiiiU'ki'l all'iii-ds.  LADIES' DrjESS SHIRTS  I5litfl< and ntivy sei'ov, plain and li^nrod  al[iacii. liruoade .silk tmd satin sliirls, duck  pi(|itc tind dciiliain skirls .and suits (nv  summer.  LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS.  .Spt'oitil sale ot' waists in ni-otuidic, n'rcna-  tlinf and Lafayette muslins, sizes ���">- u>  ���11', raiio-iiio; from ~>Q cents to !���?:"> each.  Shirt waist forms in all size's and colors  at, ;")0 cents each.  MENS' COLORED RECATTA /\ND  NECLIGE SHIRTS    ,  Very Latest   .and   most   swii^it ell'eels in  check's, stripes and plaids.  MENS' NEW NECKWARE  COLLARS AfJD CUFFS  ��� See our special lines of ready-made clut-h-  in";.     Write  for samples.  LOCAJCi   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The Oritfiiml Niislivillo Students, numbering' ton uersons. will (,'ivuiin entertainment in the Presbyterian church next  Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  Secit.s will be on snle on Tuesday at the  ���   Camilla Book 6c Drug Co.'s, Baker street.  It i.s given out that one of Llic branches  of the bank ot' British North America in  the Slocan country will be closed.  Mrs. May Fnllerlon. oi' Kossland, lias  been sentenced to t-ix week's imprisonment in the Nelson jail for appropriating  other people's belongings.  Rev. Father Poitras left the city on  Monday for the North west Territories,  where he will reside in future. lie had  been hf.t-e for two years. Mis, stiwassoris  .Rev. Father Ferland, formerly of lia^t St.  Louis, aud a brother of A. Keiland, Baker  street. v  Millinery openings luivo been the rage  this week, and the ladies have, been  happy. Thu result will be seen at the  churches tomorrow.  A lighted cigar stump cau.-ed a fire on  the city wharf Tuesday. It u'ti- put out  by a few pails of water.  A. XV. Purdy, lately con net: ted with  McArthur's furniture store, has purchased  the stock of .0. M. Crowley, who recently  arrived fro in New Denver.  Mrs. A. .Dolan. Victoria street, died on  Wednesday. She left a family of three  small children, the youngest being an infant.  Messrs. Ellis and Lugrin. of the Victoria  Colonist, escaped on the charge against  them of contempt of court, the former  paying the costs. They published an article criticizing the case of Nest Egg .Mining Co. vs. Canadian Kami Drill Co.  '��� Under the Palms," si pleasing cantata,  illustrative of Biblical life, is to be given in the Presbyterian chinch in about  two months, under the musical direction  of Mr. Parkinson, organist in the Baptist |  church. The initial practice will be held  in the Presbyterian church Monday even- .  i"g- !  S. P. Shaw, head clerk in the customs  office here for a number of years, has beeu  removed to a similar position in the lC.aslo  office.'  The meeting of the Nelson Rowing  Club, set for last Tuesday night, has been  Prepared Kalsomine and Ready Mixed Paints  OIL  WOOD STAINS, Etc.  Full line now- in stock of White Lead,  Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil, Varnishes, Etc.  Paint and Varnish Brushes.  world has had its effect also. Beef by the,  carcass has been raised to 10 cents per  pound, mutton to 11 cents, and pork to  11 cents.    Canned goods are also affected.  The city is asking i'or tenders for, a re-  tu.ining wall on the west side of Stanley  street, between Victoria and Silica.  Tenders will be invited in about a month  for the erection of the new Anglican  church on Silica street.  Work will be commenced in a few days  on the lv. of P. block, corner of Stanley  and Silica streets.  The sawmill at Green wood City is running night aud day, getting out 20,000  foot every 21 hours, so great i.s the demand  I'or lumber.  Supremo court sittings, with justice  Irving presiding, will be held here next  Friday.  ."John Schwartz., a citizen of Trail, was  brought to the hospital here ou Monday.  Ho attempted suicide the day before at  Trail by jumping into the Columbia-river,  but was rescued iu time. Mis mind is  so mew hilt deranged.  Towns in the Boundary country are  working up an agitation against buying  goods from coast merchants, because of  the action of the latter in opposing the  Corbin charter.  One of the features of the Queen's birthday celebration tit Silverton will be a  baud competition, in which all the organizations in Kootenay will participate.  The Knights of Pythias, lacrosse club,  and band all talk of going to Silverton on  aEny2lt.il.  Bruce White, manager of the Slocan  l"^?"!!^^0.^^ | Star, will reside in New  Denver, having  purchased the Murphy property.  Stege At- Avison have opened the Newmarket at New Denver.  to enquire into-jt.he feasibility and need of  all roads and trails petitioned for throughout the country.  Dr. LaBau has returned from an extended visit to the coast.  Lawrence Hardware Company purpose  erecting a  three-story   brick  block, with  stone basement, on the vacant lot adjoining their present premises on Baker street.  Ore that Pays.  The Vancouver Group Mining Company  last week received the smelter returns of  another shipment of two carloads of ore  from the company's mine ou Pour Mile  creek, to the Everett smelter. The weight  of the ore was SO.(mo pounds, and it returned per ton 118.8 ounces silver and 7)0.7)  percent. lead. Witli silver calculated at  7i7)l cents and lead at $.'3.00, the net price  per ton was ijilfHUM, making the net value  of the shipment #-1,312.22. After deduction of duty, etc., the net return to the  company was S3,;'5S-1.37.  After the Pathfinder.  The British America Corporation are  after the Pathfinder mine, on north fork  of Kettle river. A bond was given recently by the owners to the syndicate for  $00,000. "Most of the stock iu the original  company is held in Grand Forks and Rossland.  . sence of  the secretary,  who   is  in  New  Vork.  Oscar C. Bass, who was official stenographer at the late assi/.es here, has been  transferred from the position of official  stenographer for the New Westminster  judicial district, to the position of chief  clerk in the attorney-general's office, vice  Robert Brett, who is entering the insurance business. '  Noel & Thompson have completed their  .contract for the retaining wall on Ward  street. The street has been graded across  and the improvement.is marked.  Yesterday, being Good Friday, was recognized more or less as a holiday. Suitable services were held in the churches.  Large numbers of men, mostly Italians,  are coming in from the States to work on  the Crow's Nest road.  Two thousand men, mostly from the  maritime provinces, were put to work on  the Crow's Nest railway last month.  Tomorrow being Easter day, special  services will be held in all the churches  commemorative of the event.  Monday ''morning a large gang of men  from Vancouver passed through the city  to work on the Crow's Nest road.  Miss Moore has been engaged as third  teacher iu the Kaslo public: school.  The Johnson seduction case comes up  for hearing before Judge Forin next  Tuesday..  The city band has been re-organized,  with I j. O'Neil as leader. Regular practices are being held. ���  G. L. Lennox, of this city, has made  application to be called to the bar of British Columbia.  The Cranbrook Herald is tin; latest addition to journalism in this vicinity. It  is devoted to the booming of " beautiful  Cranbrook" and the C. P. li.  1 The C. P. Ii. survey for the proposed  extension from Robson to the Boundary  country, has reached Grand Forks,  J, M. O'Toole, of Rossland, has issued a  complete map of tho Christina lake and  Sheep Creek camp.  All kinds of meat have gum; up in price  during the past few days, owing to the  great shortage in supply all over the continent.   The   war   talk   throughout   the  ; Angriguon Bros., proprietors of the St.  James' hotel, New Denver, have assigned.  R. B. Kerr, accompanied by his wife  and sister-in-law, have returned to New  Denver from a winter's sojourn in Scotland.  Angus Campbell, a well-known mariner  ,on Kootenay lake, was married recently  to  Miss  Campbell, in Talbert.  Scotland.  He aud his bride arrived in Nelson a few  days ago.  Thomas Gray's sawmill commenced operations ou Monday.  Gold in paying quantities has been discovered on the beach at Kuskonook. and  several men are working.  The Goldendale is getting out ore and  preparing to ship.  A test of Last Chance ore, Kuskonook,  has been made at the Kaslo sampling  works, realizing $2 in gold, 02), ounces in  sil vor and 20 per cent lead.  Eastern parties have bonded a group of  ten claims iu the Christina lake country  for %7>0,000. C. Williamson and P. Johnson were the owners.  The C. P. R. has answered the Rossland  board of trade saying that they do not  see their way clear fo changing the'route  of the Crow's Nest road from Nelson to  Ymir. ,  Eleven new Hat cars 'have been received  for use on the Kaslo 6c Slocan raihvay.  Bom. at San Francisco, on March 2oth,  to the wife ot R. S. Gallop, a daughter.  C. H. Topper, C, A. Holland and T.  Peters are applying for a charter for a  raihvay from Argenta to Dawson via  Duncan by the most feasible route;.  Valentine Carson i.s again in charge of  the Vmir paper, and lie has not only enlarged il, but he is giving the people  something to read.  Lust Friday the Kokanee tind International had a race from Woodbury creek  to Kaslo, the former winning by four  minutes.  Premier'.Turner stated to the Xew Denver delegate that the government was  considering the advisability of appointing  an engineer, whose   business it would be  llappv thoughts .and jovial disposition,  bright eyes, elastic step .and a hearty  greeting to your friends and enemies as  well. These are the attributes of wholesome, vigorous manhood, attained only  hy .smoking The Kootenay Manufacturing Company's Cigars.  SOLD CHEAP  DURING   FEBRUARY  If you. are in   dead   earnest  about the   saving- of   25 CENTS ON  THE DOLLAR  in   the  buying' of your footwear  just   take   the   trouble  to' come here and investigate  the' way we are selling so  many lines of desirable ancl  seasonable shoes ..........  in  %j  nfcf  We will give a Special Discount for Cash on all Hardware, Stoves,  Tinware, Graniteware, Crockery and Glassware, and Groceries. We  carry a large Stock in each of the above Lines, and make a  specialty of Miners' and Prospectors' Suppliesa  ana see our s  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  i&'J.'-'VCFI '..'SsKSSisB.^ . -  ... ^m  We have just received a complete line of the latest styles of  Ladies' and Gents' Purses, which we are offering at unusually  low prices.   Also Men's Money Belts and Buckskin Sacks  W. F. TEETZEL & Co.  DB.TTG-GI-IS'X'S  Corner Baker and Josephine Sireets  Nelson, B.C.  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  We are now Showing the Latest Designs in Spring Cashmere Materials, and  Blouse Silks, Table Linens, Hollands and Sheetings at the Lowest Prices.  Also a complete range of staple goods, and an entirely new stock of  Curtains, dress muslins, prints, G-alatea stripes, ginghams and fancy  printed   Sateens.  IB-A-IElIiJIR,   STKEET,   nSTElLSOISr  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fin furniture. Carpets, Linoleums  In  Sterling Silver Souveni  Paper  Knives,  I-fair Curlers,   Manicui  Latest designs just  arrived  in  Time  is  money.     I  Stearns  Bicycles.     Karn  Ladies'  , case  it  Pianos.  Spoons of Nelson,   B. C.  Piles,   Pocket   Books,  Card  Cases,   Etc.  Pelts and  Clover and  Pansy  Brooches  up.  Six  OiMifisit.c rfiulsfin's Hsty Company's HI ore.  miss the Jubilee Singers at  (he Presbyterian Church, April  i 3111 and 14th. Seats on sale  Tuesday, 12th, at the Canada  Drug ancl Book Company's  store.     Tickets,   75 cents.  Bargains'in   Watches  kinds of Scwino'  Machines  Latest American., English and Canadian Styles, $2 and upwards.  13 and 20  BAKER   STREET  CT^i^^

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