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 if_.tUO' a l_i_.^ .__. ._.  Has Mines that are  Paying Dividends and  Hun ' -/��>  clreds of Properties that can  be  Mane  Dividend Paying Mines.  .SIXTH   FEAR.--NO. 47.  W&'Zgrf g_  >,  If 8  &23  p'&   _^  ^ i^j%/  NELSON.  BRLTISH. COLUMBIA. SATURDAY, AtfUUST  L8(J8.  ���     KOOTENAY   '  Has   a    Minerai   Output    of  Upwards'   ot   Ore-  Million    Dollars    Every    Month  In   The   Year  TWO   DOLLARS A YEAR.  JUST   THREE   MEMBERS    ESCAPE.  , Thirth-throe Protests Have Been Entered and  Two More May Follow.  The political situation in the province  at present may be expressed a.s .somewhat  mixed. The province for the first part  nf the week had a premier who httcl  not a seat, who had no following  whatever, and so far,a.s can be learned  there were none of. those who had seal:;  inclined to cast their lot in with him.  This however is not nil of the difficulties.  One month ago there were thirty-six  member- elected to serve in the legi-ia-  liti-c, -ince'theu however thirty-three of  the thirty-six seats have been contested,  and there is almost a certainty that a.  protest will be, lodged against the return  ot the two members in Cassiar. The three  men who bid fair to escape a protest are  Robert L<\ Green of Kaslo, A. W. Smith of  West Lillooet, and Price' Fliisou of Fast  Vale.     ,      '  It may be said tliat such a state of  things was hardly expected in a province  where heretofore the election protest was  comparatively .unknown, but there were  new men iu the contest this year tmd  they appear to have imported new methods. The verdict of the electors no longer  determines who their representative iuthe  legislature shall be. Everything now appears to be sacrificed to the exigencies of  the political bosses aud the business of  the province remains in an unsettled state  in order that r.hey may play a game of  political chess with each other. 'Eight additional protests were filed on .Monday.  Probably this is the last, as there are but  three members of the legislature remaining whose .-eats are not threatened. As  the law requires $2000 to be deposited  with the Registrar witii each protest there  was cm Monday iu the keeping of this  official just $00,000 of .election funds. The  following shows the protests entered:  District, mid Petitioner. Member-elect I'.U'ly  Ciiril��io-.\. O. ICniivhL ' "��� IIi'icloL-ei> Oppo-iliun  I'nriliou-A. G. ICiiiuhl. .  ��� ���'��� '"��� Ivfiicliunt   ...Opposition  Allierni���.luinui: Tot mi e.      .A Usui ('. Xeill Opposition  Vancouver���.1. .1. (.'lumiboi-s.. K. 'Al.umlierson .Opposition  Vancouver- .1. .1. ' 'humbers... !���'. (.'. (Jot ton .. .Opposition  Vancouver--.I. .1. Chambers. ������<-'. K. TNd.ill.. .'Opposition  Vancouver���.1. .1. OliMinbur.-. .lo-eph .Miu-lin Oppo.-iMuu  Coniclmii-Willum-llui'..! W. It. I cohort-on .< Juvurnnieiil  N. Victoria ��� .1. .1. Dounoy... ,1. P. Hoiilh .  .(���'overnmeiit  S. Victoria��� V. Sere 0. M. I'Jherts O'oveniment  .\. iN'iiiiiumo ���William Mor)J!;.i;i...r. Hrydeii. .(iovuruinunt  S. N.inaimo--!'. ���"J. I!. Koberts .. 1!. Smith.. Opposition  Nanaimo City��� \V. R. Wil-<ui.I)r. Mi-Kivhnii-. Opposition  Nel-on��� IC. C'ayley .   ..        .). I'\ Homo Ooposilieii  Ite.s-laiKl ��� IT. Jlaryment 1. M. .Martin .  . Opposition  Hevelstoke���V\'. Jl. LSrown f. il. ICellie 0|>po.-ili��n  \\"c'-l!iiiii^lci- C.���11. JIuiiroijt.A. II<::i<U-i-.--fin. ImlcpciiiliMil  Knouiiualt��� T. Aricylo . 1 Ion. ('. IC. Pooley .(io\erinni-nt  iCsijuiiuall���.1. Aikins. <-t. ul. W. !���'. I!ullen..(!'ivernuient  Vieloria Citv- W. P. t'resw...!. Jl T'lrner.  ttov^rmiient  widlh. It is a better (putIity of coal than  any so far found on the Yukon, allhough  it is all of inferior grade. Steamers can  land abreast oi the. vein. CYiplain Hanson, of the A. C. Company, has contracted  for all the present ottl put of the mine at  .$.'50 a ton.         MUNICIPAL,   I'MRE   INSURANCE.  Vic.tiirin City���W. P. Crej  Itiehard Hail - .(lovei'mie'iil  Victoria City-W. P. Crei,-^ A. MePhillip-i.Ooveriiniciit  Dewlney���li. ttileiiri-s',.. ..II. McIJriile..'. ..(ioverninunt  ChilliwhaeU--!,. 'A*. Paiile'y.  .0. AV. Alnin'O.    Oppo-ilion  IJelta���I). JleC'iiblcil TIhhim.i Ko-ler.   .-  .nppo-ilion  Richmond -\V. Mo Kin lay 'I'liomas Kiiid ... .(')ppo-ilion  t'omox ���I), O. (Jrant.. ..liimusDunsmuir .. .(lovorimionl  Lillooet,   IC���I). A. ritoddart ...I. I). Prontico..Opposition  Vale, N-���0.  II. .Martin K. .1. Deane Opposition  Vnlo, W.-Sj. T. C'rceluian.. -P. A. Henilin ...Opposition  Kootenay. N\ - V. Weylmor.. W..I. Neilson .. Independent  Koolenay. S.- Win. Hiillie. ..lames Maker, .tiovernment  C. P. R. Company's Smelter Starts Up.  The Canadian I'acific I railway Company's smelter at Trail commenced operations on Monday, when one of the furnaces was blown iu. The second furnace  'will be'blown-in some time next week.  The furnace at present in use is putting  through about. ISO tous, of ore iu the 24  hours. When the lead furnace is completed the smelter will have it capacity of  about 500 tons per day. In its operation  of the Trail smelter the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company has an opportunity to  do much to encourage the mine owners of  the Trail Creek district as well as the  power to gain legislation-Favorable to the  treatment of .'.Canadian ore in Canadian  smelters. ^   Boom on at Granbrook.  -The Canadian Pacific Rail way Company  reports a heavy sale of townsite property  in Cranbrook. All the main business  street lots have been taken up and the  demand for lots in other parts of the town  is beyond expectations. During the last  two or three weeks the company has sold  $25,000 worth of property at Cranbrook.  A-brauch line of railway, sixteen miles in  length, is being built to the North Star  tind Sutherland group of mines, which are  the principal ore shipping districts. Cranbrook will be the headquarters for the  company in Fast Kootenay. Largecpiau-  tities of land are being taken up along the  line and the townsite sales are numerous.  Another Attempt to Quash the By-Law.  The parties who are trying to.quash  the electric light loan by-law have made  a fresh application, and it will be heard  some time iu the near future tit Victoria,  in'the meantime the eity has taken over  the electric light plant and paid'for it.  The Miner, who takes its cue from the  parties who are fighting the city, predicts that the result will be disastrous to  the city. Somehow the city has got along  so far without any of its officials following the advice of the Miner, and it is "not  likely they will seek its advice during  their present term of oflice.  Coal Miners in Luck on Yukon.  Ceorge Scott, a coal, miner, who for the  past ten years was in the employ of the  New Vancouver Coal Company, went into  Klondike last spring. At Dawson he ran  ii cross S. P. Knight, find together they  went to Rampart City. While prospecting in the vicinity Scott and Knight  found ii vein of'coal cropping out iit the  w.-iter's edge on the south bank of the  Vukon, one ami one-half miles from Rampart City. Tliey went lo work stripping  the ledge and have uncovered a vein of  bituminous coal of good steam and heating quality, from  six  to  twenty  feet in i  The Alternative Which   tho City Has ii' Pair  I Treatment is Refused.  |     That   the.   properly   owners   ami   mer-  j chants c.|'Xh|m>u are not the only  people  j who Mil'fer from the excessive, t ates of (ire  ; insurance companies i- shown liy the dis-  ou-i-ioii   of   the   matter   by   the   press  of  Rostand.    In ttos-land  a*  in   XeLon   the  experience id' lhe city council   has   been,  that despite all efforts ou   the part of Ihe  council to provide means for fighting fires,  sind lessen the losses of the fire insurance  companies, the fire insurance rates remain  virtually the same as when the city had  practically no fire protection whatever.  Jf the cities of Kootenai' find that they  cannot get justice from the fire insurance  companies they should seek power from  the provincial government to establish a  system of municipal insurance. Jt is  shown by the government; reports that  over -10 per cent, of the amounts received  in premiums by insurance companies  doing business in Canada is absorbed iu  management charges and profits, which,  under a system of municipal insurance,'  could be largely saved to the insured.  The chief objection to the theory of municipal in'surance turns upon t.he question of  the ability of the municipality to pay.  This objection, however, could be overcome by a' guaranree by the provincial  government of the municipality's undertakings. ���  During the recent session of the legislature the Turner government introduced a  measure for the relief of farmers from  the burdens of excessive interest charges  under mortgages. Having come to the  re-cue of the farmer there is no reason  why the government .should not look-  favorably noun any well matured scheme  for t he relief of the property owner and  merchant iu the cities front the extortion  of the liie insurance companies.  The records show that there is a margin of-10 per cent, between the amount of  the insurance companies' losses and the  amount; which they collect in tho way of  premiums. Granted solvency, which it  would have under a form uf gu.'iraiitee  from the provincial government, and the  use of the municipal machinery which has  to be maintained in any event, there  appears no reason to doubt, tluit ii system  of muni'dpal insurance could be inaugurated which would be mutually benelicial  to the corporations and to the holders of  insurance as well.  Postal Departments Satisfactory Showing.  In 1800 the postoffice deficit of the dominion was $700,007. This was reduced  during the fiscal year 1890-7 to $5S(>,iW.).  Actual figures of the deficit for 1S07-S cannot yet be stated, but it conservative estimate puts it at $74,033. The deficit has  therefore been reduced by $027,000. This  enormous saving has-not been effected by  starving the service, but, on the contrary,  extensions and improvements in all directions, particularly in remote parts of the  country, have taken place, the railway  mail service has been reorganized, useless  'inspectorates.--abolished.' the dead letter  office decentralized, the postal note system  established, and business principles established in awarding.contracts.  Woodbury Creek Properties Bonded. ,  The Grant and General mineral claims,  located on Woodbury creek about five  miles from Kootenay lake, were bonded  to John R. Stephens by the owners,  Messrs. Charles Rossiter aud Donald  Grant,: last week. The consideration is  $45,000, the first payment being made,  and the time to extend for one year.  Within 48 hours after the bond was signed  eleven men began development work, Mr.  John Empey its foreman. The ores of  these claims consist of galena and sulphides. ���'   Enquiry Concernine Diphtheria Cases.  The commission appointed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the  deaths of the men, Fraser and McDonald,  who died of diphtheria last January at  the 7th siding on the Crow's Nest railway,  held sittings "at Pincher Creek on Saturday. July 30, aud'August 1st and 2nd.  Sittings extending' for over it fortnight  were held at Alacleod and Lethbridge,  find a great mass'of evidence collected.  The report of the commission .will not be  completed till the 20th inst.  Drowned in the Columbia River.  Harold IL Robertson, a real estate  agent at Trail, was drowned in the Columbia river on Thursday while opposite  the Mac Machine works. In company  with Captain Devitt, Liobertson went out  in a canoe for a spin. The canoe got  caught in the swirl of an eddy and upset.  Robertson, being unable to swim, was  drowned before assistance could reach  him.   Grand Forks Smelter Project.  Grand Forks has got a smelter boom on  hand. Jn return for a great many concessions an English company's representative has agreed to erect a 500 ton smelter  at or near Grand Forks and as an evidence,  of good faith has posted a guarantee of  $1000. According to the agreement the  company is to start work as soon as Grand  Forks has railway connection.  SILVER ,ON   THE   MEND.  The Reopening:   of   the   Indian   Mints Said to  '   , be a Necessity.  That   India   will   shortly   reopen    her  mints to lhe iree coinage  of silver is  no  longer regarded as improbable, but ralher  its an iicl tta! noeowsitv so  far as  India  is  concerned,   The fiscal condition of India  is most ��� deplorable.    There  is   no  money  among  the common  people, iind among  business men the pressure has become unendurable.    Interest is -o high that it is  beyond the capacity of the merchants to  pay ir, iind then   values are so  uncertain  thai no. security  that,  ordinary  men  can  offer   is   acceptable.    The   mighty  stringency   has  nIready   had   a   demoralizing  effect upon the people.    Prices are so low  for staples and payment, is so uncertain,  that   many   mil ive   farmers  have,  ceased  cultivating t.he soil.  The plan to close the mints and to force  the distressed country to the gold standard originated iu London, and in India  has never been endorsed except by  government officials���.mostly Fmglish ���  in the military aud civil service. They  wanted (heir monthly pay in gold'  after silver had fallen so much that  that to send their salaries to their  families in Fngland entailed it heavy  discount. It was this class in the  government of India which, without  consulting the merchants and bankers of  that country, prepared and forwarded  the refusal of the Indian government to  second the efforts of France and the  United States in restoring silver to its old  place as a standard money. The project  of those officers was to borrow enough  gold of Great Britain to make a'fund ou  which to establish the gold standard, on  what they called a firm basis. But with  the mighty drain of gold to America to  pay for the food and cotton of last year,  and because of the uncertainty of India  being able to keep the gold, even if it  wet e to be foi warded to her, t.he banking  power of England became alarmed at: the  prospect and recoiled before the proposition fo ship away $100,000,000 to the debt  overwhelmed country. That settled the  matter, and ever since it; has been but a  question of time when the mints will have  to be opened.  THE   TMIR   A   MINE.  BEAVEN   DECLINES   THE   TASK.  Developed by the Expenditure of Oue Hundred  Thousand Dollars.  A year ago last November a group of  claims situated ou the north fork of Wikl  Horse creek, about five miles from the'  town of V iJiir, attim.'led considerable attention because of the showings made by  the 200 feet of development work then  done. Among others S. S. Fowler, mining engineer of the London ifc British Columbia- Gold Fields,. Limited, examined  the claims. On the strength of his report,  the company acquited a bond on the  property, which was taken up whin due.  Since then over 4000 feet of work has been  done, and today there arc few more promising properties in Kooteua-y/ The workings, so far, indicate the vein to be a true  fissure, the walls being well defined, and  standing at an angle of about.70. degrees.  The lowest working is about 300 feet from  the surface. No. 2 tunnel follows the vein  over 800 feet, and crosscuts show the ore  bodyito.be 30 feet wide in places.. The  ore is quartz.carrying.gold. The mine is  equipped withao-driTl compressor. About  2000 feet down the mountain from the  mountain'from the present'workings, a  site for a 40-stamp mill is being cleared.'  The mill will be run by water :flamed  from the1 north fork of Wild Horse creek.  It is expected that about one-third of the  value of the ore will be saved oh the  ���.plates, the remainder will be in the con-  trates, which will.be shipped'.to smelters.  The mill will-be in operation by November, if nothing untoward happens, and  there is now in sight more than enough  ore to keep it running continuously for  two years. About 40 men are employed  now, and when the mill is running the  force will be iu -the neighborhood of 150  men. J. Roderick Robertson of Nelson,  general manager of the oompany,'is confident that the Ymir, the name by which  the gioup of claims is known, will be a  dividend payer within a year.  EAST   KOOTENAY   NOTES.  And the Lieutenant-Governor   Calls Upon the  : ���        Opposition Loader.  Victoria, Aug. 12.���Hon'. RobertBeavon  in .'in interview   with  the lieutenant-governor I his afternoon  announced that he  found  it   impossible to   form   :i   ministry  out of the members"elect, aud asked to be.  relieved of the task^he had  undertaken.  Mr. Heaven made no recommendation as  to whom his honor should  next summon.  ���It  is   understood   that  Mr.   Seinlin,   who  already had several interviews   with  the  Iirutenant-governor will  now be,sent for.  Ali'. Seinlin arrived at  the  go\ eminent  house this evening, and had an interview  wilh the governor.    On leaving his honor  Mr. Seinlin announced, tluit he  had  been  enti listed with the task of forming a cabinet, but declined to speak further at the  time concerning his plans, but appeared  to be .quite confident of success.  The action of the lieutenant-governor  in calling upon Mr. Semlin to form a' ministry, will no doubt simplify, matters very  much, ancl will very probably render another general election needless. Mr. Semlin has at present nineteen followers including himself, and in addition to this  there are three independents who, while  they might have felt inclined to support  the Turner government so long as it remained, may now be reasonably expected  to give their support to, any administration which may succeed it.  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  appointed within ten days who shall  within thirty days from the signing of  the protocol, meet at Havana iind San  Juan respectively to arrange and execute  the details of the evacuation. .(S) That  the United States and Spain will each  appoint not more than five commissioners  to negotiate and conclude a treats' of  peace, and that the commissioners are to  meet iu Paris not later than October 1.  (0) On l he signing of the protocol- hostilities will b(�� suspended and notice to that  effect, will be given as soon as possible by  each government to the commanders of  its military and naval forces.  TO   CHOSE   THEIR   OWN   LEADER.  THAT .COFFEE   CREEK    TRAIL.  The North Star company litis shipped  nearly 3000 tons of ore during the past  three months.  The North Star company is doing the  assesmeut work on 21 claims iu the vicinity of the North Star. It is the intention  of the company to .-.ink a shaft 300 feet on  the North Star mine.  Samples from the new strike ou the  Sullivan group assayed 17> per cent lead  and 17 ounces in silver, or a total value of  $87 per ton. It is the intention of the  'company to continue development work.  The new shaft i.s down 20 feet in solid ore.  The ore is a fine grained steel galena.  A Dloeeso i'or Kootenay.  At the next synod of the Anglican  church, which meets shortly in New Westminster, West and East Jvootenay iind.  probably Boundary Creek will lie made  into a diocese. The matter is one which  is ripe for action by that body. The territory contains almost one-fourth of the  population of the province--that population i.s rapidly increasing, its territory is  large and it is quite evident now, with so  many places in which services are held al.  such great distances apart thai already a  bishop would find himself very easily employed in all his duties.  Thirty inches of ore i.s showing at the  Ijoi.toui of the Bosnm shaft, aud niuch  galena is being taken from the tunnel.  On the Mollie Hughes the showings in all  workings is improving. A payment will  be made this month on the bond.  A strike of three inches of galena was  made last week on Cory ancl Wards claim,  the Eclipse, situated above the California  on Silver mountain.  The Antoine will ship 100 tons this  month. Part of the product of this mine  is shipped to the ICaslo sampler, where  the percentage of zinc in it is reduced by  mixing with Ruth ore.  Tiie compressor plant iit the Noble Five,  Cody, is now in full operation and working nicely. The air is operating three  machines at- tiie mine 0100 feet away.  .Manager Mitchell of the Charleston  properly received word on Tuesday that.  th;t lead had been cut in the lower tunnel  and that there is au excellent showing.  Irving and Clifford Win.  The further returns of the elections "for  the two seats in the Cassiar district show  that Messrs. Irving and Clifford will be  elected by very large majorities over Mr.  McTavish. The interest felt in this election a short time ago, is now much diminished by tiie fall of the government. One  of the two members, it is known, lias expressed his intention of supporting whichever party is in power, while it is also expected that the other will do the same.  But, iu any case, it will ','uow make no difference as it will be impossible for au3r  combination to prevent the opposition acceding to power.  The few days which would have elapsed  before the result of the Cassiar elections  would have been ktiown, would have  made no material difference to the political situation, nor would the necessary de-.  lay, caused by waiting for this information, in any actiou by the government  have operated injuriously to the province.  At the same time such,a course.would  have prevented the occurrence of recent  incidents and have avoided.com plications  ���wliich .may be more 'difficult of adjustment than some may suppose.  Strike on Six Mile Wagon Road.  The men employed on the government  work of constructing tlie.Six-mile wagon  road have quit the job, aud the probabilities are that; the work will be finished by  contract. Up till the time of the trouble  with the men the road was being put  through with day labor. The men were  paid $3 per day iind charged $���"> per week  for board. It was claimed tluit tinder  this arrangement the work was costing  too much and that the boarding house  was losing money, ft was-decided that  the prico of board should be raised so  that the boarding, house would pay its  way and the rate was increased from $."}  to $7 per week. This increase in the cost  of hoard was resented liy the men who  claimed that the board supplied was not  worth $5 per week and they accordingly  'quit work. If the work is let by contract  it i.s not likely tluit the rate of wages will  exceed $2.;"0 per day.  Terms of Peace Agreed Upon.  The protocol which will form the basis  for the. treaty of peace between the  United States and Spain was signed nt  Washington yesterday. The conditions,  set out in the protocol are : (!) Tluit Spain  will relinquish till claim to sovereignty  over and title to Cuba. (2) That Porto  Rico and otlier Spanish islands in the  West indies .and an island in the Ladroues  to be selected by the I'nited States, shall  be ceded to the latter. (8) That the  I'nited States will occupy iind hold the  eity, bay iind harbor of .Manila pending  the conclusion of a tieatyof peace which  shall determine the control iind disposition of tin; Philippines, ' 1) That Cuba,  Porto Pico jind the otlier Spanish islands  in,the West Indies shall be immediately  evacuated   and   that   commissioners   be  Every Member of the Party Would Have a  Voice in the Matter.  The events of the past week have demonstrated that the opposition party is  rather well knit together and that the  members of that party consider themselves strong enough to handle the affairs  of-the province without the assistance of  Hon. Robert Beaven or any other out-  sider. With respect to the leadership of  the opposition party, the remarks of  Joseph Martin state the position very  clearly. Tn discussing the action of the  lieutenant-governor in calling upon Hon.  JXon. Robert J3eavou to form a ministry  because'there was no recognized leader of  the opposition, he said:  " This surely cannot be true. It was, of  course, understood during the election  that the question of the leadership of the  opposition should bo left to be decided by  a vote of the members-elect, but, until  that vote takes place, Mr. Semlin remains  leader, aud if his honor had wished to  communicate with the opposition, it  should have been through him. There is  absolutely no evidence to show that the  opposition is not united on the question  of a leader. A caucus t,was held, but  the question was not-in the slightest degree dealt with, for the reason that three  members of the opposition were absent,  and the Cassiar elections were still unsettled, Tho caucus was, therefore, adjourned till August 20th, for the purpose  of allowing every opposition member to  attend, and no one has any right to suppose that the members will not succeed  ou August 2(ith in electing a leader satisfactory to all. Lnder these circumstances, had Mr. Semlin been called on he  would, no doubt, lutve informed his honor  of the facts as above stated, and asked  for time to learn what the decision of the  opposition members might be. If it had  been thought important to get a decision  on a date, earlier than August 20th, it  would have been a very simple matter to  have called the opposition members together at once."  INDIVIDUALITIES.  Lord Wolseley, who is at the head of  the Jjjiiglish army, is a very busy man.  One day he is in Scotland, the next day  reviewing the troops in Yorkshire, then  in London inspecting the volunteers, a  day or two after witnessing it night attack at Chatham and torpedo trials at  Sheerness, and then with the cadets at  Sandhurst. The commander-in-chief's  apparent youthfulness makes people forget that he is now "sixty-live'-, years of age,  and has been actively employed in the  army for forty-six years. ..-���"  From Buda-Pesth comes the announcement that Jancsi Rigo, the 'gypsy, for  whom the divorced.Pridcesse de Chimay-  nee Clara Ward, left her husband, has at:  last been freed-from his legal wife. Clara  Ward, who was reported as dead in Buda-.  Pesth, the other day. is now rapidly regaining her strength, and will be married  to the gypsy so soon as the conditions of  the divorceJutve been carried out. It is  'generally supposed tliat she .will pay the  ten . thousand florins awarded to Rigo's  wife. The indemnity demanded was originally fixed iit one hundred thousand  florins, but the court decided tluit ten  thousand florins was enough.  The orders of decoration borne by the  emperor of Germany'.sire worth a little  over two hundred and thirty -thousand  dollars. His principal iind most valuable  decorations are the insignia of (he lilack  Fagle, the Order of St. John, of the  Garter, and the Toison d'Or. In all be  has over two hundred crosses, stars,  badges, and other insignia. It is said that  he takes them with him on all his journeys  and voyages, his hunting expeditions excepted. The cofTer containing the decorations is in the constant care of an officer  of the court, who accompanies the kaiser  everywhere; On returning to Berlin the  coffer is locked up with the crown jewels  in the treasury.  It Would Materially   Assist' in Opening Up a  Very Rich Section.  Charles Olson was in   Nelson ou Priday  for the purpose of interviewing gold commissioner Dennis upon  the matter of the  Coffee creek trail.    The owners of mining  claims along ColTee creek have been promised the const ruction of a, main trail from  the  mouth  of  Coffee creek  to its headwaters, but up till  tho present no  work  has been done upon it. The length of this  trail is estimated at ten miles, and the development of 'a   very  likely section depends upon its construction.   There" are  at least 20 promising locations   already  made close to0 tho headwaters of Coffee  creek,   which assay uniformly high  and  as the owners of the claims have not the  money to build the main trail themselves,   .  comparatively   nothing   has   been   done  upon the greater number of them.  Olson is personally interested in the  construction ,of this trail as "he has two  good properties in the Olson and  Annie claims which would be reached by  it. Those properties are about five miles  above the Skyline mine and he has a force  of five men developing Lhem. The greater ���  part of the work has been done upon,the  Annie. The ledge on it is about tliree  feet wide. A shaft has been sunk upon  the ledge upon a nice showing and Olson  has now a pa5'-streak 10 inehes wide of  very rich dry ore. Nothing in the way of  a general sample has been made bnt'the  assays are uniformly rich, returning over  100 ounces silver and l'rom $15 to $18 in  gold.   MUNICIPAL   MATTERS.  Same  _.. ��� ....  A. correspondent, writing to the New  York Sun, says tluit when Americans call  their national flag ''Old 'dory" they are  following the Knglish, who have so called  their own Hag for two hundred years.  At Monday afternoon's session of the  eity council the following tenders were  opened for the laying of sidewalks, the  tenders being based at so much per thousand feet of lumber: Fdward Cawley,  $1.50; Frnest Kilby, $3.ii0; A. fiowick, $!;  J. C. Williams. $5; II. Stutter, $0, and II.  II. Avery, $0, with extras for trestle work,  steps, etc. The tender of Frnest Kilby,  being the lowest, was accepted.  A letter was received from R. E. Gosnell  stating that the communication of. the  city with respect.to the issue to the city  of a deed for lots 1, 2, 8, and -1, in block 10,  had beeu referred, to the lands and works  department. A communication was also  received from W. S. Gore, stating that  the Columbia and Koolenay & Columbia  Raihvay Company would in a few days  exchange deeds for property in Nelson,  including the site of the civic buildings,  and that immediately after the exchange  a crown grant of the said lots woidd be  issued to the corporation of Nelson.  A deputation from the Women's Council Wiiited upon the council for the purpose of securing the co-operation of the  council in the establishment of a public  library iind reading room in thecity. The  deputation consisted of Mesdames Day,  Arthur aud Taylor, and after they hud  beeu heard, mayor Iloustou on behalf of  the council, promised that the matter  would receive favorable consideration.  The report of-the city engineer on  sewer extensions was received, and tenders for the construction of the sewers  named in the report will be called for.  The report calls for a 15-inch sewer on  Ward Street, from Silica . to Latimer  street; J2-inch sewer on Mill street, from  '.Ward to Stanley street; 8-inch sewer on  Stanley, from Mill to Hoover street.  With respect to the purchase of cemetery, grounds, tiie council authorized the  issuance of a check to the amount of the  purchase price agreed upon���$30 per acre  for 10 acres���and the acceptance of receipt for the same in lieu of a deed until  such time as the deed can be prepared.  The city engineer was: instructed to examine the cemetery site and call for-tenders for- the clearing of a portion of the  same at so much per acre.  Output Does Not Excoed $6,000,COO.  ^   ,  H. ii. Leech, 'superintendent of the  (jnited States mint at San Francisco, esti-  mates"that the gold output'of the Klondike this year has been only about  $5,000,000. The receipts at the mint have  amounted to $1,750,000 since the first arrival of Yukon gold a few weeks ago. The  receipts of the Seattle assay office have  been'about the same. The largest single  deposit iit the mint was $120,000. Mr.  Leech estimates- tluit about $250,000 in  dust and nuggets has gone east and that  there is about $1,000,000 more of this season's output yet to reach this country.'  It is suited that the dust brought out by  the North American Trading 6c Transportation Company was sent east and was  not included in Mr. Leech's figures. This  amount might possibly reach $500,000.  Military Experiment!) with Colors.  Hxperimonts were recently conducted  by the German army to determine what-  color of uniform is most advantageous in  ���war. Twenty sharpshooters who were  directed to fire at different colors in the  distance found scarlet lhe most difficult  to hit. As the colors were gradually removed to a greater distance, it was found  that light gray was the first to become  indistinguishable, then scarlet, then dark  gray, and, last of all, blue and green.  3ggsif5$sre?!_^i*ag^ ri_lJ_   Tl.IBUlxi.  i\r mjiuis  W.       MiVV X-ij .I.vaJ./ 1. .t-,      iA; l J '���:.  .Uii.  PUBLISH!  IKS' ���NO'VlClOi'  TilF. 'mil SUNK   i-.'iMe.!J..-On.''-   V.'.i   SivI;;m''U.J".  iiv  Tiik  .   Tittr.!;.S'K Pi-m,lriir::-.'(; l.^i.Mi'.i.v.v. iuui.'-vill la: mailed  to .subsci'iberso:i payment of 'two. 1'.'i.)|.i;ai��� ii year.  ���,  No .subscription takeis .foi'iess .than a your. r..1  .tt'KGUXAU  AOVKUTl'Sr^l'KN'TiS" printed at, OVo   fol-  ..".  lowiiig.rates;:.��� One hieli.  ifSi! a vx-ar;   two inches,  SCO  a   your;'.three  inelie- S-Sl {V year:- four inches,  $!Jf! a year; five i'n<:li.,:--.' ijio.;���;'���, year; six inches and  over, al the rate of 81.011 an inch per month.        '"   '  TRANSIENT Aljy���I!TIt5K:\i'KN'l,Si.'.'0.e'oiit.-! a line for  , -     tli-rit insertion '.'t ml' IU cents a line for each addil ibna.1  ----.  'iiisoi't-ion;'  Birth.; iniiiTiasfis.' and. death  notices free.  "LOCAL .On-llW.-vlJlXO .M ATTKK N0TICKS 2��i cents a  .. line etch'insertion.-. ,       .'.,'.-,.-  JOB PRlXTi.NG at fair rates.    All -accounts .for job  printing  and.   advertising  payable  oii   tiie   ftnst  of  .      every month; .-;il>-erij)tion.' in advance.  ADOHKS3 all communications fo,  . ri  j'"..       THE TUntUNK. Nelson. >i.'C.-  PROFESSIONAL   OAIU>_.  T  A BAU & KOI'tlX--^'Hysjciiins and ISurgeons.-; J.ioonife  ���i-J., ;!. tiriaf),'Uist'l0',v'tiIo:ck(VXel3oii.(;.;T'.:lCiJlioilo.--l3.    ''.  DU, J., A..' :AaMS'rH(:>xi:;;;(;.o\-ejiiiivenf ' Veiei'innry  InsT'cctor.-.  'i'reals diseases of all domestic.:animals.  AJ1 stock inspected at, Nelson. . Xelson. 'li. C...  Till- ���'��� W. WIN LAN, PKN'l'l.S'l' -Otlice:  .Mara  J-J   liaker Streei. Xcl-oii.  Iloek,  .i\ II. HCJ.iUKS, O.K.-.Prav;ucial Land Siirv'e:  P.O. box 82, Kaslo, tt. C.  ~ ��� ���������-- -j-������.~7--^.^-~-  If.j II0LI)K;II -JAnalvliwUC lieinisf and A'^.n  Victoria street, Xcison., . ������'������';..'  T (.'. OWIL'l.l?,!, U.A.-Sc. ei W. s. JOHNSON, 11. A.i  <-* ��� --Mining Knj;ineoi'- and Analytical C'liemi-  Sloonn Oi!y,  H. C  LODGE    MEETINGS.  A      NKLSON  l.OnCjE, NO. M  A. F. ti A. Al.    Meets  second  '.Vo.i'ift-day  in i-aol, nmn'.n.   .Sojourning  .'<?s^>\ bi-i'tliroi! iuvit d.  KN1G HT3 OF . PYTJI f AS-, Nelson, Lodge,- No, :.'.'>..  ��� , ICnights of Pythias, meets in Casl.le hall, ilacdon-.  aid block, corner,of Josephine aiid Vernon streets, every.  .'i'uosdiiy:evening'at S o'clock.'All visiting knights are  cordially invited to aftoiid.        .���; j.  '-������������������'     -Jo'jiiV J. ^Mat.o.nk, C.C.  . .   .,   GKOliaE PAUTlilflGK, K. 0f,R..& S.    .  SATURDAY   MORNING...  .'....AUGUST Kf, ,18!1S  A.s TfJ13 time approaches for (he taking  of the plebiscite upon the question of prohibition, public interest in the matter increases. Should the majority of the electors of the dominion deehtre themselves  its in favor of prohibition, the federal  ministers will have a very difficult problem to solve. It is a comparatively easy  thing to say that after it certain date  there shall be no intoxicating liquors  manufactured, sold or imported into the  country, but when this i.s done the difficulties have only commenced. The government will then have to take up the  question of compensation  for those  who  its he could ��� not pick the winners in the  contest he refused to make a choice, aud  the people therefore would have nothing  to do with him. Tiie man who dismissed  the Turner government is the boy orator's  father, and in view oi this it i.s just  probable that the claims of the boy orator  for ti seat iu the cabinet, will receive some  consideration.  All work hits been stopped upon the  Vancouver, Victoria it Eastern railway  project. This is the road which premier  Turner assured the people of mainland,  iind especially tiie, farmers of Uhilli whack,  would be built at once. For the purpose  of niitking the people believe that the  railway was within measurable distance,  a -cf of surveyors was put to work before  the elections, but hist week they received  word U) quit all work, and so far as the  railway is concerned, it is no nearer the  people of Uhilliwac'k than it was in 1S0I.  The (Jhilliwhae-k section of this railway,  deserves a place iu the history oi the province. Jt wiis Theodore Davie's trump  card i'n Chilli whack'in 1801, his successor  used il in 1808, and there is every reason  to believe that Alessrs. Mackenzie 6c Mann  will hire io out to the highest bidder,in  the approaching contest, provided it is  still has merit.  have large sums invested  in  the  liquor  business.   That there will be a divergence  of opinion here may  be expected.    Many  of those who think the country would be  better off.under prohibition laws are also  of the opinion that in introducing such a  change in the recognized order of things  compensation  should   be  made  to  those  who have invested their means in a legitimate business.    This, however, is but one  of the  difficulties.   The question of making up the deficiency in the federal revenue   has   idso    to   be   faced.    The   liipior  traffic at present furnishes a considerable  proportion of the federal, provincial  aud  municipal  revenues, which at present i.s  paid by those   who consume  the  intoxicants.  Will  those  who' are  in  favor of  prohibition relish paying  under a  more  direct    form     of   taxation   iu    federal,  provincial     and    'municipal      matters?  Then there is the-provincial.-rights issue.  Should the people of British Columbia, in  the event of their declaring against pro-'  hibition,'.be bound  by   the expression of  opinion in Ontario or the other provinces?  The question hits never been submitted to  the  people of British  Columbia, but the  people  of  Ontario,   Nova Scotia,   Prince  Edward-Island and Manitoba have at different   times declared   themselves as in  favor of it.    Ju  J81)2-18,037  ballots  were  marked iu favor of prohibition in Manitoba as against 7.11.5 in opposition.    In the  following year  in Prince Edward Island  01 IS  ballots  were   cast   in  favor  to   1928  against.    In  ISill the vote was taken  in  Ontario'when 15)2,107'ballots were cast in  favor  of  prohibition   to   110,757 against,  and-in Nova Scotia the vote stood to,750  in favor to 12,87)7) against.   If these figures  are any indication of  the  way  the  vote  will, go   in   September,   the   province  of  British  Columbia' stands a  good chance  of having prohibition  thrust Upon it by  the people of the east, that is  if'the  federal government considers itself bound to  act in the matter.  Tiik la test guess of tho.se who attempt  to predict the future in store for silver is  that tiie price will strengthen, and that  it permanent revival in silver mini tig will  follow. This hope is: based upon the extensive development which is taking place  in tiie Chine'.-e Empire. This means an  expanding trade in China, and involves it  larger use of metallic money. There has  itl-o been'nn increased demand I'or silver  in India, and on tin: whole the- outlook  for silver is said to be more favorable than  it has been for many months.  It wiil sin-prise many people if some  place is not re-ervmi fnr \V. \V. B. Me-  1 unes in tho cabinet which lion. Robert  Beaveri has tmdei taken to foi m. The boy  orator is convinced thai the province requires .saving, and is anxious to be  a-signed part of the rescue '.vork. For  this ptirj.io-e lie nmde the tiip from Ottawa some months ago and issued his remarkable manifesto. The only' difficult.y  which then confronted him in his work  was an itiU'Citahity as to how the cat  would jumj.i tin .Inly ihe !>ih. His chief  dc-ire was lo lie on the winning side, hut  O.v Monday afternoon lieutenant-governor Mclnnes  dismissed   the Turner  government and  called   upon   Hon.   Robert  Beaven, of  Victoria, to form  a ministry.  It is presumed  that the Turner  government  was  dismissed   upon   the assumption that it no longer retained the confidence of the ijeojjie of the province.   This  being so it is  difficult  to  understand the  action of the lieutenant-governor in calling upon Robert Beaven.    There i.s in this  action a presumption that  the  man who  lo^t his  deposit  in   hSOl and  was   again  defeated in JS5)S, and who has  no  following whatever, enjoys to a greater extent  the confidence of the people than several  of the jirominent members of the  recognized  deposition   party,  who have  been  returned by the electors aud who are the  adtuitted possessors of a following.  Politically Ifo;i. Ilobert Bc<i ven has beeu regarded as it   back  number for  the jjast eight  years,    fn the legislature of 1S510 his direct  following did not amount  to  more than  two or three members, although  he   was  by courtesy recognized  as   the  leader of  the  opjiosition   party.      In   the   general  election  of  1S53L he  ran  as an opjiosition  candidate iu the city of Victoria and lost  his  deposit.     In  the general  election in  .July last Beaven  was again  a  candidate  in, Victoria, but his candidature was not  endorsed by either of the political jiarties,  and he was again  defeated.     Such is the  confidence  which  the people of Victoria  have in the man  whom  lieutenant-gover-  nar Mclnnes  has called  upon   to form a  ministry, and outside of Victoria Robert  Beaven   is   conijjarutively unknown.   It  was charged against the Turner administration   that   it    was , too   extravagant.  Should tiie country be itf'flicted with four  years of Beaven's administrations of the  old ���? brand, it  will  doubtless  undergo   a  change of sentiment  with, respect to the  alleged .extra vaganeeof the Turner government.    Just what sort of a game lhe  politicians are fixing up for the people of  the province remains to be seen.    Left to  himself Robert Beaven can do 'practically  nothing in the way of forming a new ministry.    He will be obliged  to make terras  with either one or the other of the two  parties,   or -attempt'.something   in   the  nature of a coalition.    As there is said to  be more or  less   friction in  both-parties,-  the coalition  scheme appears  the   most  favorable,1 but it may be well questioned  whether Beaven is  the man for the job.  Interest for the present centers upon the  choice which the new premier  will make  of colleagues to assist him and  upon the  manner  in   which   they  wilh receive his  summons.          '���   It is safe to say that the iiction of lieutenant-governor Mclnnis iu calling upon  Hon. .Robert Beaven to form a ministry  has upset the calculations of at least one-  half of the politicians' in the province. It  is just jiossible tluit the politicians who  have themselves been upset will busy  themselves for the next few days in  upsetting, the calculations of the same  Robert Beaven. In any event tin interesting time may be looked for.  A<;i;i:at fight is  being  waged   by  the  American   railways   nga.in.st   .what  they  call the undue conuietitiou of  the Canadian   Pitcific    Railway  Company.    Prom  the evidence offered before the interstate  ��� commerce commission iit Chicago, by the  representatives of the American roads, it  itjijiears that the competition of the Canadian Pacific railway has  wrought desolation to American interests by very greatly  reducing   freight   and    passenger    rates.  There is something novel about this coni-  jjlitinl.    The interstate commerce commission was created for the protection of the  industrial and commercial interests  from  the (i)ipressions of the railway comjianies,  but in this instance its power'is invoked  for the ]>ur|K)se of preventing these interests from  the enjoyment   of  the  reduced  rates oll'ercd by the Canadian competitor  oi' the  American   roads.    Just  what the  surmised. If the good of the greatest  number i.s considered, the Canadian Pacific would doubtless be jiermittetl to continue its policy of demoralizing everything  by giving the peoj.ile of the United States  cheap freight and pjissenger rates, but.  there is a likelihood that this is it case in  which the application of such a well  known principle will not be ajmlied.  Should a policy of hostility to the Caudian  I'acific Company be jjursued by the commission, it is not unreasonable to suppose  that fresh difficulties will be encountered  in the work of securing a- charter for the  Kettle River Valley raihvay.  Eiio.m the tone of the press of the province it ajijiears that lieutenant-governor  Mclnnes pleased just three people by railing ujjon Hon. Robert Beaven fo form it  minisfcry. He j>leasod himself, he jileased  Beaven, and he pleased the boy orator,  his son.   Tin-: only element of uncertainty wilh  respect to the Beaven administration is  whether the lieutenant-governor will  grant the man of his choice ah immediate  dissolution or not. Messrs. Semlin, Cotton'and Martin, the most prominent, men  in the successful opposition party, have  declined with thanks their invitations to  acceiit places in the Beaven cabinet. The  new premier hits therefore no chance of  of success. The question which remains  is whether he will now decline the task or  ask for a dissolution. The effect of a dissolution would be to cheat the victorious  opposition party of the fruits of their victory and put the country to the unnecessary expense of another general election,  its with the Turner government out of the  way there should be no difficulty in the  formation of a government out of the  members of the opposition party, provided the lieutenant-governor will recognize the true position of affairs and entrust the leader of that party with the'  work of forming a ministry.  IX M. EmoRTs, late attorney general, is  being boomed for the office of chief justice.  The Sun of Westminster says that the  only obstacle in the way of Hberts appointment is his unwillingness to accep.t  thehouor. This announcement will .surprise most people. It was generally  thought that if the minister of justice  wits as anxious to give its Eberts was to  receive the vacancy would be soon filled.  ���'��~<t  ��Clion  CI  CLfl  8    '��_ ;0  ��ra  fWH C'B iw  Capital 31,500,000.  feeinc Company, .Ltd  Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  All types of electrically operated mining1 arid pewep apparatus  Sole agents for complete Victor Blasting* Machines  We also sell the g'enuine Bell Telephones  British Columbia Branch Offices  Cmnvilli: su-t'Lii,-"VjyVNc:oi5YJi:i;  Ivootoniiy 1 listriut ��� X I0.LSOX '.  :bi:h__:n-:e_:. iDJ_._=tx;iisr_r,'..ic��oi(.'ii;iy. a^m..  AUK.vr koii \vii:i:i{Oi'i-:'.\Ni) ck.vkicai. .M.u-iii.N'i-:itv  equal; iind if a basis is intended to give  stability (2) both are better than one,  since (lie two metttls cannot be cornered  by speeuliitor.s .so easily ,-is cither one  alone.  Ai the argument thai, gold and silver together are better its a basis for currency  than gold alone, it follows lhat since two  of the products of tiie mines of the 'world  tire better than one, itII the products  should be better iban two. Then,  if, all the products of mines nre bet'.er  than only a part of then). I he produc.*= of  mines ami forests an  of mines alone. .So, li  to the same process of reasoning, t lie products of tlm mines, forests, fisheries,  farms and fac!ories' form a basis tluit is  iiumc'isurably stiperi..r lo any ba.-is  formed by products' from M>n>e or only  one. of these sources.  The products of mines, forests, fisheries,  farms iind factories, however, practically  represent the wealth of every country;  the products of these for the purposes of  this argument meaning not what 1ms  beeu produced from tbetu, and is yet iu  existence some v. !u. i <.  fa  QTXIR,   STOCK   OP  __ Mfi  ,ii__  heifer  ihiiu  those  '<ewi-e,   according  duced   from   ail   ihe-e  but what has been produc-'d  ists anywhere. Cogel'  Tui'j greater part of the grading on  the  western end of the Crow's Nest l.'ass railway has been completed, iind as compared  with   the eastern  etui  of the  road,   few  complaints, if any, have been made of the  ill-treatment  of  tuen, employed   on   the  work.    The reason  for this is that different conditions obtained   on the two sections.    On the eastern portion of the road  the'sub-contractors were restricted in the  first place to a rate of $l.7>0 per day I'or  labor, which was after wards increased to  $1.75.    In addition to this a large number  of laborers were brought from the east  under a misconception, of the conditions,  only to find that they .had virtually contracted   themselves   into  a condition  of  slavery.    On the western   portion  of the  road the sub-contractors, were permitted  to pity their  laborers  what they considered their labor  worth, and it is worthy  of note that the men  who had the actual  work of construction in -hand considered  it necessary in their own interests to pay  a uniformly higher  rate  of  wages  than  the Canadian Pacific.Railway Company  allowed to be paid on the eastern portion  ,of the work.    As their rate of wages was  more   in   keeping  with  what labor  was  worth, it wa.s not necessary for them to  import  men unacquainted with the conditions, and consequently there was little  cause   for   complaint.     The  'manner   in  which the work has  been carried on on  the western end bt the road speaks, well  for   the   sub-contractors   who had  it in  hand.   It also appears to fix the responsibility for grievances complained of on the  eastern   section   upon  the  railway company itself, which   laid  down  the conditions upon  which   the  work  was to be  conducted. '   A   NATIONAL   CURRENCY.  outcome of the matter will  be cannot be  The People oi Eastern Canada Discuss the  Plat Money Problem.  The people of eastern Canada are being  brought face to face with the question of  currency reform, tind the desi nihil icy of  the government assuming the functions  at present discharged by the chartered  hanks. Heretofore this question has been  monopolized by the press'of the I'nited  Stiites, but during the past few weeks a  newspaper has been established in the  the city of Toronto for the discussion Of  it and kindred subjects. This publication  is called The Citizen and Country, and  tinder the title of "National Currency" it  makes the following plea for fiat money:  " Citizen .and Country desires to lead in a  discussion of a national currency of Canada, iind will briefly in this, issue name  the argument it will endeavor to sustain  by facts to be presented in future issues.  Gold is the worst basis for currency that  could possibly bo named, if any basis  were necessary at all. A gold iind silver  basis would be immensely better, because  if it basis means security (I) the two  metals together .are it better security than  either one alone, since the value of the  world's stock  of gold iind   silver is about  uot   what   is   pro-  uurces annually;  uid srill ex-  ii li..all  the iiti-  i i rod i iced in id a \ a -i i ii'f ��\ i-all li in ihein.  h]\ cry mi t ion p. i-.-f^-t-.s wealth in some  form. Some ��'0 i cu .-igricti It iu ill countries; o: he./ s !ia ���. ,,��� -plriu lid fisheries: some  it re ma nit fact tn ingcoiti tin-.^; while others  have iiiexliiin-i ihle 'nine.-, .".mi boundless  I'oreMs. Some cm >i' !!���������-. have no mines;  others no l'oiesi^; ..itu-is ne fisheries:  or hers no licit I'.uiii- ur great factories.  Most, nations. Ik.v\ e\ ;-r. pus sens wealth in  several of ifiese forms, .and the most  fiivoied na'i'.us ,-u;. t |jo-e that have  weait h in vvei-y form.  10very na ion .-h- tiid have it* own currency, aud tho best ciin eucy is that which  can be kept in circulation at home. The  ideal currency in every country is that  which is based upon the weiihhit possesses in every form ami is issued by the  government, inste.ul ol by bulking corporations, which are too often given privileges that enable th"ir shareholders fo  grow immensely wealthy iit the expense  of the people, who ought collectively to  derive all the itd vantage-, direct and indirect, that too frequently unwgo to only  a few of themselves.  The gold,aud silver in the world represents only ;i very -mhhII fraction of the  money in circulation. A basis, then, is  only a fictitious and meauiugle.ss thing.  The stamp of tho government gives value  to ii sheet of paper in the shape of a bond  or a note, and this value may be SI or  $100,001). It is the wealth of a nation that  always gives stability to its currency. .It  is not difficult to see. therefore, that che  use of any coin is an unnecessary thing  when issuing the currency of any country.  But no government should be permitted  by Jaw to issue an unlimited quantity of  money. Our government today cannot  spend a dollar before securing the sanction of parliament. Its budget is ��� prepared, and then it is .'discussed and  amended or adopted by -parliament. If  money were issued by government, a  greater check than this would be needed,  else the people could not trust them with  this power, so great Iy have they been deceived iu the past by their representatives.  When the Crow's Nest Pass railway was  declared to be a'-.necessity.: and., when  $5,000,000 was need for its construction,  that sum of money could have been.iuade  by government, and this railway could  have been built by it and owned by the  people. 'Every dollar made would-have  been backed' by the entire wealth of Canada, and would -have been good before  being used iit all; but.the $5,000,000 used  to build a railway would haveJiiid$5.000,-  000 worth of additional security .behind it  as soou as it was put in circulation.' No  better money could be made than, money  so produced and circulated. Employment  for idle workmen, increased business for  tradesmen and manufacturers, farmers'  produce in greater demand, and a railway built,and owned by the people; and  neither debt nor interest added to the  burdens of the people, hut on the contrary, the commercial interests of the  nation greatly prospered. ��� .  With an initiative and referendum law  in force', the parliament'of Canada should  have enacted that the Crow's Nest Pass-  railway be built���with money to be made  by the government, and if the bill so  passed stood unchallenged by a percentage of the people, the money should then  have been made and the road built.  Without an initiative and .referendum  law in force, parliament should have  asked the people to vote whether or.uot  the money should be made and the road  built. Not a dollar of money should ever  be made until the vote or sanction of the  people has been secured. Under a. referendum hiw with representatives 'in the  house who realize that their .action must  be approved or condemned, wise'action  would usually be taken and few bills  would be passed which the people would  challenge,  and   upon   which   they would  I.s new and  fresh, and acltlct! to every week'  by arrivals direct from  . ihe wholesale houses, west and east.     We buy for Cash in laro-e  J j    \-  ��� ���        ���  ������ 'O  quantifies, and  can  give our customers the benefit" of o-ood  buying.     We   make   ft   specially of   Fresh  Fruits and  Vegetables,  and  everything   in   these   lines   kept  in   season.     We   also   carry   a   laro-e   line  of  .1 li u SJ  If ods  o  ,���  Which    includes   a   full   line   of   Stoneware,  Cooking Vessels, Crocks, jugs, flowerpots, milk  and  cake   pans,   etc.,   chamber   sets,  plain   while  and fancy decorated.     Elegant dinner, tea and   five  o'clock tea sets.     Glass water sets, latest importations  and  patterns  of fine Austrian-made ware   in   comports,  water and flower sets.     Bar glassware in full stock���in fact,  evervthino-in the line of Oueensware, Crockervand Glassware.  s  For First-Class Goods and Low Prices Call on  ��    13      ^ irir'F''��  IT  it  ^Jk_jLA   .iL2i_ gV.ff'C/W *JJL  BAKBESTEEET  ���nST'ELSO-TST-  v_  OEH���?C_  y* i_ %j vu  ������������**%-  M0$**  "Fine  feathers   m^.ke   fine  Birds."  You have a fine house but  it needs a new coat of Pain.,  We have the best;  made to raint :n .v -.  Your   floors   would    look    much    better  ancl  save   vou  a   lot of   work  if   covered  wi  th  a   coat   of  Gkaxiti-:   Floor    Pajnt  wuh.  y.p*  IT  _i  r  ?*��  Cordova Street, Vancouver.  Baker Street, Nelson.  j__lUOTI02SrBE__.S-  m.  West Baker Street, Nelson  CUSTOMS'    BEOKEES  Kootenay Lake Sawmill,  G. O. Buchanan, Prop.  First-  Yard:  class   lumber   at   right   prices  Doors,  Turned Work,  etc.,  Also   a   full   line   of cSash,  constantly on  hand..  Foot Hendryx Street.        JOHN RAE, Agent.  HERALD0,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured'by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co,  Ltd.  UNION MADE CIGARS  ! SOLE AGENT,  I NELSON, B. C.  T3  *K*f1SX1ft  S_3  Architects, Builders, and Joiners.  demand a vote   ah public works, there- j \a/ hen  Requiring "Thoroughly Seasoned  Lumber  lore, should be built with money'made by . ' �� . ��,    J-^  ,   ' o+^^U  the government.    Who can imagine the ! Inspect   UUr  tsTOCK.  Call   and  prosperity that would follow sucli a plan  of developing1 the .splendid country tliat  is now only a.waiting this development?  And who can estimate the impetus that  would thus be given to trade in all its  branches?  It will be interesting to not�� how the  agitation for currency reform will be received in the eastern provinces.  ATLANTIC   STEAMSHIP   TICKETS.  In slork I,(l(il!.(i(i0 i'ocI. ul' llouriiiK, HniiiK nioiilcliiiK*. (loor.s, saslnw, and overy description of joini-py constnntly on  ,   liiind.   Hereon doore and window*', made to onlor.  OFFICE m      XJCT.  Cor. Hall and Front Sts. 1 ���     W ���  BaVdf Si SW H-j E a  M  0 BRITISH COLUMBIA COLBFIi  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  DS,  To mid I'roin Xuropcan points via t.'iinadiaii and American lines. Apply i'or sailing dates, rales, ticket,.-', and  full informal.ion loiuiv Canadian racilic rail way iiifonl or  (IKO. S.  It'lOKl;, C.  I'. I,'. AkuiiI. \i,'!.-oi].  WILLIAM ST ITT, General S. S. A-enl, WiiiiiipeK.  communications relating  to   British   Columbia   business lo be addressed   to P. O,  Drawer  505,  Nelson,  British Columbia  J.  RODERICK ROBERTSON, General  Manager;  S. S FOWLER,  E.M.,  Mining Engineer I  NELSON,  B.C.  ��$31  ��i\*>ap..i��*-p.)ss:'  -r   ��� , ��ew"vanr -.4)* tm'.w! ' ����������� * ������" ������'.i'.vi. ,!��������� ,��� i,t��'. ���b,".,|".�� vv'g.viJMCTBT'ST'' ��� l'-i    .t'.'U..,1 ii'ij. j .n-ny- tr"'::'-!"1.!, i. t. ..���hb-e:"."'.!'!.."'. �� I, yi* '!" tm'J-i " ;vJ^"^���'^������5'��� ��� mr. ���*. .** i"jf."!."VLi,'.',Pfi,",T,v'",f ..*l-T- >�����" ������.-"'���'ifun t."-���"."-������J vj^���.l^^^���'���^���^ i: '������' "'krv  "V" Vf "'"I ��������-p������-���r��j..-,_,���. i-jn��" -^-..ftv"���* ��     *"hmi j,'*.1"   ���'���ts��' ��t �����..���������.���  ���-.&}*��� i*?^im,,;srtif..:Jti:_.*:y.-;v>.^*^ "i1./*-'_'.��������*_��" i .: .J1-'���lvJ ;���" *  . .*��� "������: "'..�����.!������ ;t'.n. 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Capital, ""JT1- -  $12,00(1000'
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'Inn. OKO. A. URUMMONJ), . ..
<■'   S. OLOUSTOX	
HOY A Li, President
.... Vice-President
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asrET.iSOTsT B3??,z_:isrox-3:
i-i. W. Cor. 3akor and Stanley Streets.
 I'.ttA.Vf.'lfl'.S in	
tONBON   (Kngland).   NEW   YORK.   CHICAGO
and in the principal cities in Canada.
has been   established   in 'Connection   with   the   Nolson
Branch of this Bank.
received, and current rate of interest allowed (at present 3  per cent, per annum).
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"Com." .•.•.';:-;■   •-.'■i; !8.i7."
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l'lil)\ UNCI. OK   lil'.n'ISII COI.l'.MIil,'.. /
liny  mid   '-(•1!   Sicrlini;   Kxdninjri-, and   Cable Tinii-fers
iH»A.\"P i;O.M.Mi:i{CIAI,  AN 11 TKJVV|i'l.l,i\l(l-'    i'RI'JIUTH.
available in .my purl of the wield.
' IHtAKTS  ISSl'KI)    COI.I.KUTION'K   Mvll!::   IJTC.
KATK OK 1 NTH ItKST (nt. prc-ed ■ A Per i!.-m.
"It seems to tit til) riuht/'snifi McSofter.
"Couldn't  be better il'  it was minio for
you," snid riit'snk^niMn with enthusiasm.
"But isn't it unusiKilly red?" nskoil 11c-
Sol'ter dubiously.
" ftegulntion color." replied the salesman, witli ;i shade of offence in his tone.
"There isn't. ;i swellcr garment iu thecity
today. Its the very Intent tind iinest
thinfr in gowi tfarments."
Thtit "H'owl"' did it:. If he had said
"proif" merely, perhaps JMcSoftei1 would
have been capable of re.sistep.ee, but he
was not proof atrainst such excellence of
pioniinci.'ii ion.
"I'll take it," he decided. "Send it up as-
soon as possible."
The. Wimblcdons had invited AlcSol'ter
out to Llic FNittercleok links to play golf,
since wliich that; ambitious . youth had
been arduously "(.riving to learn llit'tic-
ccpted po-it mes 'if the spore under the
tutoring of ti piofessional at the rate of
$1 per hall' hour. That he cut swaths in
the i.'ircuinauibieut air, or industriously
ploughed i he ground in spots nob intended
for .cultivation, mattered' little to him so
long as he learned tho vocabulary of the
game, and to hit the ball .at ail was-a
minor consideration compared with hitting at it in the proper "form." Also lie
would have died the death rather rh.-in go
to the links clad in anything other than
the most rigidly proscribed :ipp:u-ci. On
the Saturday following the acquirement
of the "gowf garment,'" McSofter took
t.he train at the Grand (Jeu!r;il -•Inlion,
having wired to r.he Wimbledon-; tliat he
w;is coining in acceptance of their Icind
"any Sal urelay" invitation.
According to his own sworn statement,
--sworn with many strange oat Iks Mr-
Softor is the most unlucky man alive. As
.a.-proof of this he adduces the fact that
his ,'train was an hour late, which certainly was no fault of his. At the Wimbledon's house he found a note telling him
that he was to follow over to the .links:,
as they were forced to go early to meet
some friends who had driven over from
one of the nearby towns. Lie would find
them there waiting for him, and anyone
could direct him to the'clubhouse. Having changed his clothes and viewed with
satisfaction his appearance in the mirror
as reflected in the scarlet splendor of the
new coat, he started for the links .across
• lots, the servants having told him that it
was .nearer' than following the road. He
hoped that the lots were not frequented
by.bulls, which might take exception to
his raiment, and was quite relieved when
lie gained the highway in safety, though
still iu ignorance as to how to reach his
It was then 11 o'clock in the morning.
Nobody was in'sight on the: toad. ' McSofter sat down by the roadside and
waited for the arrival of some person
who could direct him. His period of waiting was not very long. Around the bend
a few rods away was one who was not to
be mistaken for aught else than an honest
son of toil. Ashe approached he swung
his dinner pail in time to a sort of chant
'■•without too much metre or tune, but full
of feeling and martial spirit, the oft-repeated burden of which was:
"Mo name is Pat O'Heilly,
And I'm a.s Kood an''butter tlinii any other man.
I come from Tipporary,:
Where mo fcytlior lived afore mo, ,
An' I can bite tho oyo of any son-of-a-gun from
Come down, yo spalpeens, come do-o-o-o-o-wn!"
"Hi, there!" McSofter hailed the songster as he came near.
The sou of toil paused in his ' progress
iind his .music simultaneously,'eying Afc-
Softer doubtfull.y.
"Was it me you spoke, I do' know?" he
"Yes. Can you tell me tiie way to the
Pttttercleek Coif Club?"
"I cannot. I'm just out of a,job myself.
Are you a fireman ?"
"See here, my man; till I want of you is
to toll me where the i'tittercleek gulf
links are."
" Didn't I toll you 1 don't know? And
I don't, know if I ever did know. But I
ciiu show you the way to a glass of beer
if you make it two glasses."
"Apparently you've found your way to
that already," said McSofter.
"An' if 1 hov, that's my business an' the
boss's. He says to me, 'I'm'..' he says,
'ye've been drinkiu'.' Tliat was because I
put me pick through • another turner's
boot, his Cut bein' in it at the time. 'I
might have had a drop,' I told him. 'Go
home an' sleep it off','says he, 'an' think
yer.se If lucky," says he, 'that ye're only
docked on yer wages -tind not fired altogether.'
tin' into'a gentleman's song? I*d have
you know that I'm as good its the next
man when I'm not work-in', and ye haven't
the niiiiiners of a bug."
"Oh, go to (he devil," cried JMcSofcer,
losing his pa tit nee.
■'An' i see be the same token ye're wearing hi-! colors, ' retorted the -(>■) f,[' toil.
" Whei e did ye get. t ha I. shirt?" he added,
his tone changing.
No iuiswi'r did AlcStd'tiM'd.-igti. His in-
tortogator walked dovvly, a.'id none too
steadily around him, and communing
with himself.
"Av it ain't the very one; may the divii
get me. An' Biddy said the goats had a?o
it off r he line.    I   told   her some spalpeen
au' lierc lie is right
) f   keni  away singin' a bit to
show me independence.  Listen to me trill:
"Ale.nnme is Pal, O'lteilly,
Aii'ijl'iii as ;_f(i(»:l an' lid
"Never mind that," 'interrupted McSofter. "Tell me how I got to the links
and i'!l .stand you the price of live beers."
" Do ye know no better than to be ctit-
of a iJiafe had stole i
to me hand."
"What are you drivelling about.?"'demanded MeSol'ior, who-realized that he
wiis the subject of this- soliloquy.
"Don't try to ])ttt.mo off wit h yer inno-
cint airs. "Tis me own shirt ye have on,
the same as was stole off the line last
Monda", an' it not two weeks bought from
the si ore."
"Do you mean to accit-e me of being a
thief?" said McSofter. gel ting uneasy.
"Maybe ye might have bought ir ol'f'n
the i.hafe," admitted t he. ot her can licu-iy.
"The qnesi ion is will yo take it, off peaceful or will ye persist in yer criniel'til
At this delicate crisis oi the negotiations
a coach horn sounded from around the
turn. To be found iu an nlleivaiion with
a drunken laborer was little to McHofter's
taste. 1 To-farted up the road. The son
of toil'danced belligerently before him,
blocking his progress.
'■(Jet  out of  my   way,'" cried" McSofter
fiercely,    or    you'll    got    yourself    into
"Trouble, is it,? Trouble? That's what
I'm lookiu' for from any tlmfe wid ray
red Manuel undershirt onto his shameful
back.    Trouble?
" I cm Into llio oyo of any shirt-sloalin' dude from New
Yark. -
"Comedown, yo spalpeen, come do-o-o-o-o-own!"
Just, iis the couch rolied around the corner into full view he siezed .McSofter by
the ill-fated coat. To his misery the
youth saw from the corner of his eye his
particular bete noir. Colonel George
Barry, on the bo>:-.-oat, and he knew thai
he -'hoidd never hear the end of the episode. Willi the knowledge there came a
sudden access of fury, and very unfortunate it proved for the warlike son of toil,
for McSofter is a sturdy citizen when occasion requires. He let out with right
and left, and the next instant tho amazed
and discomfited chanter found himself
lying itt full length in the road way, while
his victim' was climbing over a fence into
an ad j.'U'fuit thicket, where he swiftly disappeared. O'lteilly wi'iied the blood away
from his iip with his sleeve and lifted ui)
his voice:
"Come back, ye cowardly divii, till i
finish ye up."
Tiie couch pulled up iind Colonel Barry
jumped down, making polite inquiry as
to the occasion of the fracas.
'"'Twas ;i thafe stole me new red shirt,
sorr, an' refused to give it up or fight me
for it.    Y"ez seen yerself how be run."
" 1 t's ;i great .shame," said the colonel
sympathetically.: "What sire you going
to'do about it?"
"Sure, I'll go to the town.an' re:port it
to the po-lice. I've a cousin of me wife's
on the foorce an' I'll have him send out
the al-ar-r-m for a man wid a red flannel
undershirt on his outside, guilty of thavin'
itn' assault tin' rnnnin' away."
"That would never catch him, I fear.
I'll tell you what to do. You write an
advertisement to put in the paper and I'll
pay for the insertion. Here's two dollars.
Write a good one, and make the editor
print it just ;is you write it. Tell him
Colonel Barry will stand for it. The
thief's name is McSofter.
• McSofter returned to the house, changed
his clothes again, and returned to town on
the next train, leaving word that he had
been .summoned b;ick by important business matters. The following day his mail
brought him seven copies of the local
paper, with pencil marks directing attention to this advertisement:
PKUSOXAL-IIi.-tur .McSofter, Sliirl-SteeiiiiK Mood,
liawiir. O'itoilly is Onto yon. TnUe .Vol i.s (1ml if yon
enni I'.aek with or Willi out the shirt, yon .Stole, you will
(let Viiri' iVoos Smashed. Vou will (let it Smashed anv
Way. (Signed) Vours resp'y. I'ATIMCIv 11 ItKI l.,bV.
Iiihi that yon Stole his Shirt from.
McSofter now says that the 1'uttercleek
links never did suit his style of play, any-,
way. <__
When Shafter' was   Wheeler's Prisoner.
Major 'Frank Crawford, paymaster of
the Vandalia, was a room mate, so to
speak, of geuera.l Shafter's in Libby prison
for six weeks. Shafter was a major in
the Nineteenth Michigan, which was one
of the regiments in the brigade commanded by genera! John Coburn, who
afterwards served a-number of terms in
congress from the hulicMapolis district.
Crawford was a major in an Indiana regiment and was Column's chief of staff.
In March, hS02, the brigade wa.s in Ten-
ne.-see. u here the cavalry of general .Joe
Wheeler, now under Shaffer at Santiago,
was attacking the L'ttiou forces at unexpected places. Coburn's brigade! was
ordered on a foraging expedition. Soon
after starting it was learned that Wheeler's llyiiur squadron was just ahead.
General Coburn sent word to that effect
buck to the general commanding. The
reply-was in effect that if general Coburn
was afraid he could return. This angered
him   and   he   pushed   forward   at  once.
Are now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit on
Dawson City, Yukon Distriet.
Within ■•'. few miles they were surrounded
at:d overpowered and many taken prisoners, among the latter Crawford and
Shafter. Tnesetwo were sent, .lo Libby
prison, where they occupied the same
room for six weeks, at the end of which
time they were exchanged.
Major Crawford says he recalls the
Michigan major as a '•lender and erect
niiin of distinctively so'dier! v appearance.
Iff-, was a spit-ndid horseman, and was
looked upon as an ideal oflieer and a brave
fighier. _     __	
An American Girl's Good Fortune.
JJefoi e I he year ends an  American  girl
will   have   achieved   a   po-ition   that  no
other repre-eutative of the United States
has ever obtained.    She was Mary Lei ter.
of Chicago, sister of Joseph  Leiter, who
attempted   unsuccessfully  to corner  the
world's'wheat supply; anil   now  the   wife
of George N. Cut -/on.    Lord   Elgin rethes
next November as the viceroy  ot   Tndia.
This is the grandest appointive  position
under   the    British    government.     Lord
Elgin's successor will be George N. Cttrzon,
who ' is   under    secretary   of   state    for
fon-igii   affairs,    lie   is   lord  Salisbury's,
right hand man.    Mr. Ciuzon is 8>0  years
old, and has had it brilliant,  career.    The
mo-t remarkable feature however, is that
his  American   wife is  said  to have been
one of the strongest   reasons  I'or  his appointment.    This fact wasseriously taken
into  consideration  by  the cabinet.    The
courts of Calcutta, .and Simla are i'ar more
niiignilicenl;  than   the. St. .James'or ,any
nt her palace in Europe.
Turners Claim $7EO.00O Damages.
Colonel W. YV. 1). Turner and senator
George Turner have sued the leaders of
the Peyton faction of the Le.ltoi company anrl the officials of the British
American Corporation, us well as ( hat
firm itself, for $780,000 for da mo arcs ."!-
leged to have been ruu.-ed by the fraudulent conspiring of the parties defendant,
which depredated the valnoof their stock
lo I hat. extent. The complaint was filed
Tin—dav evening and is sensjit ional. although largely a recital of a much told
tale. '_	
Canadian Pacific Dividends.
At a meeting of the board of directors of
the Canadian I'acific. railway, held at
Montreal on Monday, dividends of 2 per
cent-on Ihe preference stock ami 2 per
cent on i he common '-Lock, for the half
year ended June. JlOth hut, worn declared
payable October 1st.
& leiieuana
Wagon  Impairing  Promptly Attended  to
by a First-Class Wheelwright
Special attention given to all Idnds of repairing
at]d custom vvorl^ from ou-tside points
SHOP:    Cor. Baker aqd Hall-Sis. j^elson.
Vancouver, B, C.
Principals:   The Demoiselles Kerq, assisted by Miss Bar-
rington, B. A., (Can.tab), who has h,ad ffvc years
cxpsrience iq Australia ;   Miss !V|itch,ell, of
the ({oyal Conscrvatoritim, Dresden.
Tin; C.'ninvillc .-.'lioul will reopen on Aiiyn^t Itilli. in
Hum Strool, The new selionl house, whieli lias been
built by Mile. Kuril, is admirably siUml.eil un the brow of.
I lie hilli overlooking (lie harbor, and in the centre of the
we.st end.
I'ro-qieot.iis and all iiil'onnnl ion on a]i|dienli<iu lo lhe
-MALUM-: & TH.K'.ilJ,l.[;y. Proprietors. '.
I-;oaeot' the ties!, hotel.- in Triad Mountain district, and
is t.lie iiiiadn'.'.'ir'er.s   or prospectors and inincrH.
Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of
AM) I.O(-.\Ti:n (INK Jll! I.I-.- WKST Of (;l Vl-:r M/T ( KKUK A Nil
Kiin: milks siu-ni'.VKsT or NiIKson.
'lake notice lli.-il. I. .1. AL II. r'nirliaii-n. of K.-e lo, it. ('.,
nctiii-^ as!!f,'eiit I'or II. T. Aitkin, free miner'.-, cert ideate
Xo. _|S:j. intend sixty days from the dale heninf, to apply
to llii! mining recorder for a certill.-atc of iinpiiivements.
for the purposi! of ohtiiiniiitf a crown jrranl of I lie above
claini, And furl her lake notice thu t net ion uinlei- -eetion
.'IT, must be coiiiirienccd before the is.uance of -u.-h certilieale of improvenienl s. .1. M. |{. I-'.A ll;i!Ail:X.
I la led this [ s; 1 r day of .\uj,'ii--i, t-as,
The annual nu-et inur of t he 'dinichiilil'-i-.: of | lie N..-l-:on
Klcclric LiKliI Company, Limited, of N'ol-nn. Urili.-li
Columbia, will he held al lhe company's otlice in N'el-.iu.
on .Monday. S-'ept ember .'.! ii. I-S!'--'. for the [inrpo-e of elect -
iiiK directors and the tr.-iii-aetion of nuy oilier iui-iiic-,
I bal may l;e mtcc-sary. ■
.1.   II.  MATIIIXlN. .-•(•il cl a •■■:.
NiiImiii, It. C., Aliens!  .'It-il, IS!)-!.
Iliivintt -••cenred the more, comiiiodious and con
venient ipiarlei's of tho above hotel. Mrs.K. ('.
(,:larke takes this otipurl imily of (hanking her
former palrons iLt ihe Clarke Hntcl for their
(.at rouaye in the p.-i.-t. and for snlieii iiiLf a continuance of I he .-a mo.
Rates $2 per Day    L
0.   Clarke, Proprietor.
6,. o
OwiK-rs nf Ijniia lidi- iiiiu'i'i-.-il I'liiim-:. tin-
siii'f'n.itc of wliidi 'lii'|(iiios In this Coih|i.'uiv,
\vl|o tii'sii'o to ,-ic(|iiirc lit.li! tu sik-Ii surface,
should make ii|i|ilie;it ioii fiif same , ;ii, once,
as the ('o!ii|ia.'!V i:< now i-eeei\ \u;j iittmi.'i'oiis
.'i,|i]ilie;il ions for lhe |>uivlias<- of lutnl in the
vicinity of i!o-.s!an<l. tind al'in,'.: I lie line of
the Nelson A- Kurt Sho]i]..-ird l!ailw;iy, and
il is the desire of the ( '(iiiijm ny lo i:i\e the
owners nf hoii.i lid'- mineral claims lhe fir,-,!
privilege of |)ii:-eliasii|if I lie sill-f.-i'-e of such
jNolson & Fort Sheppard Railway Co.
! -«. i.i. TO CA'AITIVY that, tair ."A'tliubai-cn Gold
Mine. Limited," is authorised and h'censtid to carrv
ou b-.ivi'H-ss wit bin ilu! Province of liriti.-iii oiuinbla, anil
t:oearr,,'-out und oU'eet, all or;any of tlieoiijeels hereiiiaj terse! forth to wliich the IcgMalivu authority of the.lcjjiila-'
tare of Hritisli Columbia L-xLends. . i      ;        •■.      '
.The head, oflice of: tin; Company is 'sitimtii. at Xo. (li.
Queen A'ieloria..Street, London,...Kngland..--.
.The amount of (lie capital of the Company -is-'.fi20fi,0llp.
divided into 3)(l;(!00 shares of one pound each. ''■■'■■
'■ The.head <)lliee of ilie ^..'oinpiuiy in■-.tl.ii.s I'rovinco is
.situate in Xelson, rtndKdwiLrd Xelson Fed I., mining 6'iijji-
neei-. whose address is .Velson nforesaid, i-i the attorney
for,!lie,<;ompany. '.■.." ....'•,'-. c.
'rii(!.ol>jeel.s for Jwhich the...Ofinipiiny' has been eJsiab-
lislied are:: . ..'.■■'.■■..':.•■'■'.■.•.. -.■._;•      ;
(a.) .To enter into, oNecuie, and carry inioj c'li'eet;
cil.m-r with , or without inodifi<.-ar.iori, .an iiKreoinont,
■iliil.Cil ihe t'.'ird:day of ■Jl.ii'rch, A..D.'.ISjUS. and .oxpressed
■lo be. made between Arthur JOniei-son Rand, astrus'teo
.for Hi's Athabasca,Gold ^linin^ Company, Limited Liability, of the one part; and lhe' Hritish .Columbia' and
,Xew Kind tlolilllulds Corporation, Lifnited. of t.lie ,other
pari,•'■ Iki'Ihk ii" 'ntfi't-'i-'iricnt for flic tiureliiise of all the
minium -rights-, eoneessjons, .iindurfcuk'iiifj, business and
Kondwill of the Athabasca Gold Jliniiifj Company, Liini-
tetbl.iiibilify, and also fo acquire Other .'firants,'concessions, leases, claims, licenses, or.authorilie.s of and over
mines, mining riKlits, lands,' mineral properties, water
,'ind other riglils,- in Canada or elsewhere, and oilher
ahsolulely or eondi tionally.-and- eitheiv.solely ,or jointly
with others:        ■'   .    'cj  .'■■ '.: '■ ■     -,  '
(b.) To explore,,open and woik 'claims or mines, and
raise aiiddi'K andquari-y for wold, silver, minerals, ores;
diamonds,and precious stones, coals, earth and otlier
substances, and to carry on the .business ,of a'. Company
fradiiiK iu .such materials in all its branches: ',.
j (c.l To aeiiuire by: purchase, concession or lease, or to
lake in exchange or otherwise, or to erect or construct
and whenever necessary to alter buildings, railways,
tramways, roads, shafts,' furnaces, works for .smelting', or
otherwise for treating, removing and storing incliils and
minerals, and draining and pumping appliances, or witter
works for the purpose of working flic mines or claims for
the time being belonging to the Company': or to any other,
company or person or persons, iind' for the purpose of
crush ing. working, manufacturing, purifying, .cutting,
polishing or otherwise dealing with gold, silver, precious
inefals.v minerals, ores, coals, diamonds -.aiid precious:
si ones, earth and' other substances, whether belonging
to the.Company or to any person or persons:v
(d.) To acquire, carry.on and uiidortako all or-any
_ part of the business, property and liabilities, ofany pcr-
' son or company,carrying on business which tho Company
is authorised to carry on, or possessed of "■'property' or
rights suitable for any of the purposes of the Company,
audio purchase, acquire, sell and deal with shares or"
. stock of iiny such person or company:    ..        ,j    "   .
(e.) 'Vo enter into parluurshiji or into any arrangement for sharing profits, union of interests or joint adventure with iiny' person ..or company carrying on or
abo'ut to carry on any business: which this-Company- is
authorised to carry on, or any business or lransaefion
callable of being conducted so a.s, directly or indirectly,
to benelit the company, and to take or otherwise acquire
and hold shares or securities of any such :company:
(f.)' To acc|iiirc any invention .capable of being used
for any of the purposes of the Oompany, and to acquire
any letters patent, privileges or concessions of an analogous eluiractcr, whether British or foreign, granted in
respect of any such invenlion: " .-
.   (g.) .To aefpiire and grant licenses to work and use any
invention whioh'tho Company is authorised to acquire:
-.:■ (li.). To piireluiso, take on lease, or in exchange, hire or
otlurwise acquire any laiid, real and' personal .property,,
ami any rights or privileges which' file  Company may
.thiiilc necessary, or. convenient for the  purposes,-orbits
business, and.in jiarticiihu-any lands, buildings, machinery, licenses, trademarks, easements and privileges.- To
invest the moneys of the Company not .immediately, required upon such securities as may from time to time be
determined.   To pay for .any such properties, rights or
privileges either in shares of the Company, or partly in
cash and partly by shares; or otherwise:'" ,     ,.'".'■","■•.
: (i.) 'To make, accept, endorse and execute promissory
notes, bills of exchange, and otlier negotiable instruments not connected with the business of the Company:
(j.)   To sell, improve, manage,'develop, lease, mortgage,
dispose of, give.in exchange, turns to account, or. otherwise deal with all or any: part of the property and rights
of the Company,'.'including the granting of power to
work, on any terms which smay from time lo time be
deemed lit, any mines or claims of the Company:,
"--(k'.) 'To sell the undertii king of the Company, or aiiy
part thereof,  for such .'consideration as  the Company
may think lit, and in particular for shares, debentures or
securities of any other company having objects .altogether or iu part similar to those of flic Company:
" .(1.) "To promote and form, and be. interested, and  to
take, hold and dispose of shares in other companies' for
ali.or any of the objects menlioned in this .Memorandum,
and to transfer to any such company any properly of the
Company, and to take or otherwise, acquire, hold and
dispose of shares, debentures or otlier securities iu or of
any such company, and to subsidize or otherwise assist
any such company :
(in.) 'To pay and agree to. ]iay a commission or other
remuneration to any persons,-including members and
Directors of this Company, for any services rendered or
to be rendered, and in particular in placing, agreeing
or guaranteeing the placing of any shares or securities
of the Company, or of companies which it may promote
or lie interested in: .      , .,
(n) To borrow or raise niouey in such maimer as the
Company may think lit. aiid in particular by the issue
of debentures" or debenture .slock, or perpetual annuities,/
and in security of such money so borrowed or raised to
mortgage, pledge or charge llio whole or any part of the
property, assets or revenue of the Company, present or
future (including its uncalled capital), by special assignment or otherwise, or to transfer or convey the same
absolutely or intrust, and to give the lenders powers of
sale and tho other usual and necessary powers:
(0.) To distribute any, of the protits or assets of the
Company in specie among the .members, but so that no
distribution amounting to a reduction of capital be made'
without the sanction of the Court, if necessary: :
(p.) To procure the Company to be registered in any
Hritish Colony or Dependency, or in any foreign country
or. place beyond the seas:-      " 	
(q.) To open and keep a colonial or foreign register or
registers in any British Colony or .Dependency, or in any
foreign country or'place beyond the seas, and to allocate
any number of the shares in Die Company to such register or registers:
(r.) To do all or any of the above things, either as
principals or agents, and either through.agents, trustees,
or otherwise, and either alone or in conjunction with
others:      . >
(s.) To.do all such other things as are incidental or
conducive to the attainment of the above objects, or any
of them:
(t.) And it. is hereby declared that in this .'Memorandum lhe word "Company.." except where used in reference to the Company, shall be deemed to include any
partnership or other body of person.-!, whether corporate
or'incorporate, and whether domiciled-in. the United
Kingdom or elsewhere.
Given under my hand and seal of oflice at Victoria.
I'rovince of liril ish Columbia, this Uillh day of June, one
thousand eight hundred anv iiinefv-eighl..
[i..s.| S. V. WOOTTON.
Itegistrar of .Joint. .Stock Companies.
Received Daily from Spokane at the
MILLS & LOTT, Cor. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelson.
Prompt Attention
to 'JMa.il Orders
Hardy Bros. Flies and Casts.
FJardy Bros, celebrated  Greenheart
Fly   Rods—-the   best   rods  in   the
Brogues, Waders, Fly Books, Devon
Minnows,   Baskets,   Abalon;e    and
other Spoons.
. t:
Corporation of the City of Nelson
Notice is- hereby given that the
following- taxes on real estate and
improvements for the year 1S9S are
now due and payable at the office
of the city clerk, on Josephine
street,  namely:
6 mills for general municipal
3 mills for interest on debentures.
2 mills for providing a sinking-
fund  to redeem debentures.
if the tax is paid on or before
August 31st, [898, a rebate of one
mill will be allowed on the rate
for general municipal expenditures.
Thomas JVI. Ward, Collector.
Nelson, B.C., July 19th,  1S98.
The "eity council are' prepared to receive tenders, for
the construct ion of sewers on the following streets, viz.:
1. Ward street--15-incli- sewer from Silica street, to
Latimer street.
2. -Mill street— 12-incli sewer from Ward street lo
Stanley street.   . .
:t. Stanley street—S-incli sewer from Mill street, to
Hoover street.   -'■���
Tenders are to slate price for eaeli sewer or a lump
smii for the whole wort.
Plans and specifications can be seen and forms of
tender and ollu-i- information obtained at the otlice of
A. L. McCulloch, city engineer.
Sealed tenders, marked outside "Tender, for Sewer,"
are required to be sent in not later than .'1 o'clock p. m.
on Mondav, loth of .A ULTiist, instant.   By order,
,L K. STItACHAX, Citv   Clerk.
Nelson. B. C August. IOth. IS0S. '
The city council are 'prepared to receive tenders for
'clearing a portion of the land purchased for the purposes
of a now cemetery.
Scaled tenders, marked outside "Tender for Clearing
Land." aiid stating price tier acre I'or the work to be done
arc required to be sent in not later than .'1 o'clock-p.m. on
Monday, loth of August, instant.
Further particulars and information can lie obtained
affhe otlice of A. L. McCulloch, city engineer.
The council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest
or any tendersciit in.    I'.v order.
.I."K. STKACHAX, Citv Cleric.
Nelson. IS. C August loth, 1SU-S.
The city council arc prepared to receive tenders for
laving sidewalks in the city for the ru-iiiaiiidei-of the vcar
Scaled tenders, marked outside "Tender for Sidewalks,'' slating price for laying per thousand feet-of
lumber, arc required lo he sent in not later than ,'i u'clock
p. m., ou .Monday, the Sth August.    ■. :•
The eity council ilu not bind themselves io'uccept^the
lowest or any tender which may he sent iu. Ily order of
tin; city council.
Notice' of  Application   for   Certificate   of
wiiiti-: ct.(ii;i), ni.rK.i.U'ic. yi:i.i,ow .i.uk, srrn.vc iiri.i..
ist.ri-. jack Kn.vrno.N-, vaunv jack i-'iiactkin. and
sittinu  ni'i.i. I'lMC'no.v mixku.w. ci.ai.ms. siti-ati-:
'I':ikc- not ice that I. ,L A. Kirk, acting as agent for the
Salmo Con-nlidalcd (told Mining \-. |l.-vclo|iment Coni-
p.uiy. Liui'lcd Liability, free uiiiH-r's certilicate No.
l.'i.fit'A. ii-.tcnd sixij> day'- from tin-date hereof, lo apply
I o I he mining recorder for a cert illcatc of improvements.
I'or the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
And further lake in.lice- that action, under -eetion .'(7,
niu-t be eemiiiem.ed before the i—nance of such eerfili-
eii.te of improvement-. ' .1. A. KIKK.
Haled thi--.'i;ilir|a}' of July. l-MS. |.Iuly :Suth|
Notice   of   Application   for  Certificate   of
MININO IHVISIfiN HI-   W'U.S'I" K()ll'n:\-A V   lils'i'Ulf.'T. ANI)
Take notice that I, .1. .M. I'.', l-'iiirbairn. of  Ka-lo. H. ('.,
,-icliiig  as agent   for T. Kendall, free  miner's certificate
No. "JS-Jtl. intend ,-i,\lv day- from the date hereof, to apply
lo the mining recur.ler for .-•. certilieale of iiiiprovcmi'iili-i.
for I lie piiriio-c of obtaining a crown grant of the  above
claim.  And further take notice that action under seel ion
:!7. iiiu-t tie commenced before the is-iiance of such ccr-
liticate of improveiiienl-. .1. M. I;. I-'A I l!l!A I K V.
Hated -|hi« ISfh day of August. IS-IS.
Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of
IIIVI.-ION Ol' Wl:.-'l' KooTCNAV l>ls-n:lf.'T. ANIi Lors'lKI)
ON U l„-.l' SIHK (IK OH Mill T I'KIJKK. Koll: ANO A ItAI.K
MILKS   SOI "I'll W1JST   or   NKLSON.   .Mi.IOINI.N'O   ICI.Ni;  Ol'   ]
Tin: i-oi:i:sr mini.kal claim. |
Take noiicc that I. .1. M. If. l-'airhaini, of Ka-lo. M. ('.. i
acting as agent for.I. M.Ne--. free miner'- ceriillcntu- j
No. -.'-..'.ii, intend -i -j| v day- from the dule hereof, to apply I
to the mining recorder for si <-r;rl ilicatc of improvement-, j
for I le- purpo-e of olil.-iining a ermvn  gran I   of ihe above
.-in im.    And furl h.-i-lake- inilicc   :hal   si--! ion. under    ■
lion :::, mii-.l. I..-eomiiic:-,.. i!  before   lhe  j--uaiiee of -u.-h
. •ertilienle of im provenieii!-.        .1. M. It. I-'AIIIHA MEN.
i>ated !hi- l.th do \ of Aiigu-I. IS'.'-.
Between Duluth and Buffalo
via the magnificent, passenger
steamships "North West"
and " North Land."
ouch ing
en    route:      "Tin:
SOO," MACKINAC ISLAND, DETROIT,   ancl  Clkveland.
Connecting at BufFalo for New-
York and Boston. Also at
lake ports for all points East
and South.
Two d.-iily Gii.'.-lL Xortlient triiins (15iist«ni
Itailway of ..Minnesota), from St. Paul unci
.Minnp.'ipolis connect with steamers at Duluth.
Return dccifling on your route to the East
call un ncfiils of (ii-eal Northern Railway,
or write.
F. I. WHITNEY, G.P. &'T.A., St. Paul
(Handsomely Illu-lr.ilive dc-eriptive matter
sent on rei/ue.-t.l
Tl]e Direct and Superior Service Route from the
Kootenay Country to all Points East,
West, jlorth arjd South,.
Tourist Cars (Models of Comfort) Pass Revelstoke Daily.to
St. Paul.   Daily Except Wednesday to Eastern Points.
Rossland  and   Main,' Lino  Points.
Leave.                                 DAILY               . Arrive,
li: 10 p. m XIvL.SOX I0.-.-J0 y. in.
Slocan City,   Slocan  Lake  Points and Sandon,
Leave.                 -Daily  Lxecpt Sundav Arrive.'
!):(KJ n. jn '...." XL'L-iOiV .............. .'.'.-20 p. in.
Kootenay Lake-Kaslo Route--Steam,er Kokanee.
Leave.'                llailv  Kxcept Sundav Arrive.
I:0<) p. in:..:... XL'LSON...............11:00 a. in..
K,ooten,ay l^iver Route--Steamer Nelsoq.
Leave.                  Mondays and l-'ridavs. Arrive.
7:00 a. iu....-. N LI.SON S:W p. in.
'l'uesdav, Wednesdnv, 'rhursd.iy, .Saturday   .
7:00 a. in :".  .X KLS( IX :.. 10:.'it) p. in.
Ascertain iireseiit ltcduccd L'atesand full iiifonnntio\i.
bv addrcssine; nean.-sl local a^cnt or
CE0RCE S. BEER, City Agent, Nelson, B. C.
W. I-". A.vniinso.v, 'I'ravcliiiK Pa-.-cn^er AKeut. Xelson.
K. .1. t.'ovi.i:. Hist I'asseiiKer Agent. Vancouver.
Spokane Fulls & Northern,
Nolson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Th,e only all rail route without change of cars
between Nelson an,d Rossland, an,d
Spokane an,d Rossland.
Leave Arrive
iirjiiii. m XI-:lsiix'..,. .-...- :>•:.;:> p.m.
I'.'.uaa. m  ItDSSI.AXD 1-J:-J0 p. in.
H:'.'t) ii. iii HI 'OK A N-I-: .'1:10 p. m.^
The train tliat leave* X.-Lon at lirJOa. m., makes close
connect ion* at Spokane with trains for all I'aeitic Coast
points. ■    ■      .    '
l'as*eiii;crs for Kettle Kiverand Umindnry Creek connect at .Marcus with *tae;e daily.
fader and liy virtue of the power- contained iu a certain morlKiik'c, wliich will lie produced at .Hie time of the
sale, there will lie ottered I'or -ale hy puhlic auction liy
('has. A. Wntciiiian. at. his i.llice-. Maker street. Nelson.
H. C. on Tliur-dny. the IStli day of A'.ii,'u-t. lS.'iS, at Hie
hour of 2 o'clock in I In- afternoon, the following property:
All iind singular those certain parcels or tracts of land
and premises situate, lyine;. and hcinK in the town of
Nelson, in the province'of llrit i~L Columhia. and hcing
ciimpo.-cd ol'lol- numbered nineteen (t'JI and twenty (-01.
in Mock numbered live (".>, bcini,' a siib-divi-ion of Lot
numbered ninety-live iti')). (iroii|i one (1), of the t;ovcrii-
iiietit l.own-ite el" Ncl-iiu. It. (.'.
'I'here i- a 1 iri.'.' t woslory frame huildiiiK on the proper! v, which i-now occupied by the .Mine;- Printinii .<:
I'ulili-liiug Company.
l-'or term.- and i-oiiilitioiis of sale apply to
I'. K. \\'IL>( iX. Solicitor for the .Mortejiurecs.
Iiatcd Au;;u-t '.'nil. 1-0.'-. li.iker S! reel. Nelson.
I'ora term of years, the Northwest half nf lilock I'KI. in
llici'-ity of N'rl-oii.    Addles lin\ ,VJ, Nel-on. r^-.ar.ii  T\ IK  nn>  T/UNft.    HiCLSON,   B.O.   SATl.'HhAY,  AI"<;('ST !  ���DH.  SPECIAL  SALE SHIRT '-  WAISTS  50c TO $5  '    HIGH-CLASS  SPECIAL  OF  UP-TO-DATE  VEILINGS  GOODS  DRESS GOODS AMD SILKS  ill.-ick    :i)i(l    i-nliilvd  voj^ne ul' the  liilesi.  and  sunniici- wear.  NEW WASH FABRIC  Fabrics in endless  nrifanilies, b.'iUisies,  hrics, lawns and   new  HI    every    U(-ii\'e    111  novel! ies fur, sprinif  prolusion,   iik-IikIjii^  linens,   /.ejiliyr. rain-  ifrenadine miislins.  LADIES' RI^ESS St{\I\TS  lilac!  ; 111 >ac-  jii([ti(-  and   navy scribe, plain   and   figured  lii'oi-ade .siIk and satin shirls. dtn-k  and   deiili.-iin   skirls and   suits for  .-.liniiiicr.  MENS' COLORED REGATTA AND  NECLICE SHIRTS  LADIES' SKIi^T WAISTS  ^l  LADIES' PARASOLS  We are now .slmwint; a coniplele ran^-e ia  evervLhiiitr the inark-.'t aiiiirds.  Special sale of  waists in  organdie, grenadine and   Lafayette  muslins,  sizes  .'il!  lo  raiiU'in;/   from   ~>0  cent.s   lo   SH  each.  II'.   raiin'in;/   from   ~>0  cent.s   lo  Shirt \\ai.st.  forms  in all   sizes and  ul   "i0  eenls  each.  colors  itest  and   most swagger ell'eets in  Very  checks, stripes and plaids  MENS' NEW. NECKWARE  COLLARS AND CUFFS  See our special lines of ready-made, clothing.     Writes  for samples.  J  m/��\  ��  -$<3>-  But you can make things much' easier for yourself by taking advantage  of our close prices on Groceries .  What we Advertise is so     '.       ���  And the best way to satisfy yourself that it is so, is to call and get the  .prices.   All goods delivered to any joart of the city  -**<�����  999  Baker Street,  NELSON  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP,  The Spokane Fruit Fair will be opened  on Tuesday, October -lth, and continue  till Saturday the I7,th, and the railwjiys  will offer special rates during the life of  the show.  \V. II. Keary, commissioner for the  Xew Westminster exhibition, was in Nelson this week in the interests of the; great,  show. This year a special feature will be  made of a mineral exhibit, auel the collection of specimens for the show is the chief  object of the commissioner's visit. Ite  says that the aim of the management this  yeur is to have a complete exhibit of the  resources .of the province. The show will  last nine chtys and special rates have been  secured over the Canadian Pacific road  aud its branches. Those who contemplate  a trip to the coast between the .lth and  18th of October will be able to make the  round trip, take in the show and return  for less than single fare.  .1. Mackay, who for some time was a  member of the Tkiisiwh stall', is at present  engaged in packing goods,over the trail  between Cdeuora and Teslin lake. Jn a  recent letter he states that Thompson,  the editor of lhe Clenora News, has  pulled up his stakes at Glenora anel is on  his wa3r to Dawson. Thompson was interested in the Trail Creek News and the  Nelson .Miner. He went to Glenora to anticipate the boom incidental to the builcl-  ing of the all-Canadian railway, but the  plans of the promoters,' did not  material i/.e.  .Tames McGregor, the new inspector of  mines, made many friends around Nelson  this week, and it is safe to say that he is  the most popular appointee of the Turner  government that ever reached Kootenay.  ; In the general election in 1801 -McGregor'  defeated Thomas Keith,.'the opposition  candidate in Nanaimo, but Keith bears  no ill willsince it resulted in his making  ajfcrip to the Klondyke and securing a  competence for life in a few.months-.  The Canadian Pacific Hailway Company's steamboat service; between Arrowhead and Thompson's Landing, at present  prepared by the steamer llleeillewaet will  be withdrawn on Monday next. .,...  Hon. G. K Foster, ex-minister of finance  will'deliver an address upon the political  questions of the day in the fire hall on  Saturday evening. Everyone who takes  an interest in federal'politics i.s invited to  attend. '  The excursion to''Marcus' on Sunday  offersa .cheap trip to those who care for  base ball. The train leaves Sunday morning at 7 o'clock tmd the fare for the round  trip is $2.7)0.  The Hall Minos-Company-'is credited,  with having bonded several claims in the  vicinity of Fort Steele. Among other  properties said to have been secured by  the local company is the Fmpire claim, oil  Sand creek, the Lone Star -and Equator  and the Blue Grouse. This price set upon  the lot is said to be $l()().0()(i.  M. S. Davys superintendent, of the  Silver King mine, went to Rossland ihis  week for the purpose, j| i-< said, of picking  up a few miners I'm- the Hall Mines.  Halcyon springs wnler ' is growing in  favor in Nelson as .,. ttible water. The Nelson soda water factory Im- an arrangement with t h" management of the springs  for the supplying nf i lie local demand and  reports increasintr-.sides.  A. .1. Marks wis in imvn this week. lie  is meeting with great -m-ccss in the development of the California, and a con-  sidernble incrcasf. il; i|a, I'oree will be  made at once, ffis mission to Nelson was  chiefly for the put-pose of picking up ;i i  few miners.  On the third page of this issue the city  council gives notice that tenders will be  received for tlm clearing nf the cen.elery  site und the cons! ruction of necessary  sewers. The tenders are required to be  in by.'! o'clock .Monday afternoon.  Foley Hrother- am! I'eier Larsen. i lie  railway   contractors,   were   in    Lonnei's  tj  %A  Stock in Mine Supplies more Complete than Ever  Ore Cars, T-Raiis, Iron Pipe and Fittings  Contractors Profits will be Better  if we are Allowed to Figure on the Hardware  TIOLKITIOXK  21  LAWRENCE  HARDWARE CO.  PKOAII'T  UK LI V Kit V  foot of Kootenay lake. They express  themselves as confident that the contract  for ,"., portion of the extension will be let  before president Hill leaves the west.  James Mcl'hee has accepted the agency  for the Gurney gas light. The Gnrncy  light is something new in the way of an  illuminant, and an exhibition of its illuminating power can be seen at the Kecfer  cigar store on Baker street. Mcl'hee  claims for this light two qualities which  should command it to the people of Nelson, lie says it is the cheapest and best  light in existence.  The provincial assessor should make  some enquiries into the details of the recent sale of the Nelsou 6c Fort Sheppard  railway. Jf as is stated tiie lands have  been sold in connection with the railway,  it is just probable that the extensive  grantof hind which the N.: 6c F. S. railway -.company received from the government is subject to taxation.,'-Should--.the  lands granted tc the company .-be subject  to taxation a 'more liberal land policy  would result.  The corner stone of St. Saviour's church  was laid yesterday with due ceremony by  the members of the Masonic order, grand  master D. Wilson, of Victoria, presiding.  Silver  reached   the  highest  point  this  week that it lias  held for many mouths.  On-Thursday  the  New   Vork  quotation  was 7,0\.  A. I). Fan-ell says that bids for the construction of the Nelson 6c Bedlihgton  road will be called tor in a few days; He  says that the road will be built by an  English syndicate, and that an arrangement will be made for the use of the  Great Northern Railway Co.'s track from  Bonner's Ferry to Spokane.  Canada's Several Governor-Generals.  The Liverpool   Post  expresses surprise  at the appointment to the vice-royalty of  Canada of a man so utterly unknown to  the public as the carl of Mintn. In order  to form a fair judgment, on the question'  it will be well-to refer to the careers of  some of his predecessors. Lord .Dufferin  bad been under secretary of state anel  chancellor of this duchy of Lancaster before coming to Canada; had  written his  letters   from   high   latitudes   and   some  pamphlets on   Jrish  questions,  and   was  known as a brilliant public speaker.    The  marquis of Lome had not held any high  office.    Lord Lansdowne had  been under  secretary .for war and under secretary for  Iudia.    When we think of him and lord  Dufferin    as    men    with    distinguished  careers, we are  really   thinking  of  their  careers after leaving Canada.    Lord Dufferin became governor-general of India,  and held several   most  important  diplomatic   positions.    Lord   Lansdowne   also  went to India, and is now  secretary for  war.   The   governor-general   who   came  here with the largest fund  of experience  in  government  was  Lord   Stanley,  who  had been lord of the admiralty, financial  secretary for war, secretary for the treas-  nry, secretary for war, secretary for the  colonies  and  president  of  the  board  of  trade.   The earl  of Aberdeen  had been  lord-lieutenant of Ireland, aud his tenure  of office, although very  brief, gave great  promise of usefulness.    The earl of Minto  has clone honerable service as a soldier  and lias had no political experience.  a friend for advice  a woman for sympathy i  strangers for charity,  but for  oots  Go to  NELSON,  B. C.  KASLO, B. C.  SANDON,  B. C,  \/ r551 o o  Jobbers and Retailers in.  ssw "tip"- -"*%r -"m  ll'-l/  AND  JLdjLi'A?  XI  AjljHLjlIJ  We-rnaKe a specialty of Mining Railroad a^d Steamboat Supplies  Our stock will be the most complete In Kootenay  k full line of Tools, Cutlery, Stoves and Ranges, Cranite5 Tin &�� Woodenware  J  Ut  yea |VC cyu  6 "  I  Gl3  Truax Automatic Ore Cars.    Giant Powder Co.    Jessop's  BA.KEE   STEEET   EAST.    TsT."ELSOUST.,   B. C.  Ste  ei  Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes, and  Brushes.   Also good values  Sponges.  -��S��!~jJj  tf**i  Prescriptions Carefully Compounded       Baker Street, Nelson  I  crr-j^---.  Is now iii full swing.    Come early and secure a share  of the wonderful bargains.  Goods at your owii prices.   Profits completely sacrificed.  All customers owing accounts are requested to settle them before  the end of this month.  ��53  h  4  Baker Street  !DP  Are offering special bargains in  ine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  Tracy, Dueber Hampden, Elgin, P.  S. Bartlett, and Rockford. All  work  guaranteed.   .Baker   Street.  Jewelery manufacturing and engraving done neatly and quickly on the  premises. If your watch is sick it  can be cured; or if it is too far gone  to recover a new one can be selected  from a full line of Waltham, Vanguard,    Crescent   Street,    Appleton-  OVINCIAL .EXHIBITION  I'mlur tint riiivcl inn of tlic Huynl AKrii;iill.;ii-al  jiiiiI  Imlii-l.riiil .Surii.'ty of I'.rit.Nh (Joliimbhi.  October 5th to 13th inclusive  at New Westminster  IS ('u\.ir.\(T|i>N  WITH Tlllu CITI/.KNW (IK.-Wll  yk.mii.v ('i-;i.i-:iii;.\'i'in\  m  W'Alil) STKKKT  11<-1>:i ir-itivr of .'ill kinds rlnnc.  Our priux-s aru ri��li|..  8,000  in i'i:i/,i-:s  $18,000  Tin'  pri-iiiiiini lisl  i< Lin.- |jn-.i{i..st r.vnr oMVi-uil  \vc-~l of Toronto  WK WOULD   LUCK TO  A1KNT-  TIOX TIIK FACT-THAT  W'K AUK TIIK  (iKT VOUI1 MONEY HACK IK  KVKRYTITING IS NOT  AS UKPRKSKN'TKI)  I3ST   TOWN,    B^i-E.   I^TOjLSTE!  A Glance at our ..Range and Prices will do no Harm  \VF. CI.OSI-: AT .SIX  P.M. I-'.VICIIY KVKXTXG KXC'KI'T .SATURDAY  18 and 20 i  BAKER   STREET U.  i ___..  During- the month of July a  discount of 20 per cent will  be allowed on all purchases  of boots   and'.shoes   at   the  l,i-o-Spi!(:t',i|..uliii'- lii)in'li.'irilni(!iit of SanliM^o Do ('libit,  I mill binwiiitf up of Ilu- ".M.iini;." l-'ollou(;il by 1111 np-lo-  j (lull- Mr.- \viu-k< ili-pl.-iy. u'birli bus boi-n soon roil for four  j  nitilit.--..     I   L.U-IO--.-I! ami b.i-r Lull iimti-lics, bicyi-Ii- iriout. luniiil ii-.  -nilor. ,-i.nil oiili-'lonian sports, proiiii.-naili! i.;oni;i.-rls,  I hor>.- i-in-i!--, ilo^' show- ojii-n !o I hi- world.  Ifi'ikin;.'-  iivi'i' tin; wen-!; fin  Ferry.) ssfc sveei;  tlie   invi|:osi;(i   ex '"11-��� o11    of    t he    (Iro.-u  Northern railway from  tin;  Ferry  In (he  'flif: Ihio-l liaml- in tin- provinci! will pt-nviili; music.  .--pi'i-iul rah.-.-, ovi'i- all niihviiy ami .sliiainboal lines.  >... ..-iii 1 -atn-c I'i'.-s i-liai'(,''''l for uxhibils.  I'l-i-iiiiiiin  li.-l-. i.ntry I'onn-, .-ui'l  full  informal ion  on  ippli'-iilioii 10  M.woit Ovii.vs. ('liairinan (.'i-li-'oraiion ('oinniitli-i'.  W. ll.'KiiMOMi.s. Srunilnry Ci-lobrnl.ii.n ('oininil l.-o.  T. .1. Tiiai-p, I'rc-iiii-iii I:. A. ,<; I. Soi-ii-iv.  Ai.-rnri: .M.m.i.vs, S.-rri-tary It. A. ,t I. Sm-ii'ly.  W. II, Ki:.w:v. Kvhihiiion (.'oiiinii-^ioin'i'.  Vi  IK  This is not an old stock  that is being run off.  New goods at new prices  11 Oil I;  IT e1  I 91 HIP  fr  %.  %$  reft��  & GO.  I   BRANCH MARKETS   .   .    .    .    .   .  ! Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  I Three  Forks and Sandon, in. Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything- in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.


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