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 /���  jl .___  1 Ty  _i  a X .1 _hs  jKL JL.  .as Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hur.-  ���    drecls ; of Pronerties that can  be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  !_jrm.:  .��.  m  y ^fys  1��>  2L%.iJ%J 1.  .   >  Has   a    Mineral   Output    of   Upwards   ot   One  Million    Dollars    Every    Month  In   The   Year'  kSI.XTI-1   VEAR-vNOi  0(1  V  HAI.I.    MINES   FIGURES  ^^  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBrA, SATURDAY,  ALKJUST tf), 1898.  TWO   DOLLARS A YEAR.  Reasons Advanced by a London Paper I'or the  Decline in Shares.  Tho continued fall in the value of Mall  mines shares in the London market lias  prompted the British Columbia Heview  to seek a cause for the general decline,  and from report., furnished by the London  office it has arrived al the conclusion that  the decline in the company', shares is due  m .inly lo a d. torior. (ion in the quality  of ore produced by bhe company's mine.  The Review may be very much wide of  the mark in its finding, but in its article  upon the subject il. gives -onie very interesting figures which are probably easier  of access iu Loudon titan they are in (his  city.  ' In dealing with the decline in JIall  Mines shares the Review says : 'Hii order  to place the position of the company  clearly before our readers we have (tabulated the returns from November last  down to August; and in this period of  eight months we lind the following:  work  o  <%&r  GOLD   BELT.  Encouraging Finds Reward  Those Who"'Halve  (Development Work in Hand.'  . The development of the ledges in the  gold belt (o the south of Nelson continues  to give very encouraging result--, and  assessment work is being performed upon  a large number of claims. One company  which lias secured a number of adjoining  claims on Sandy creek   has a force of IS  KOOTENAY RAILWAY  &  NAVIGATION  CO.  men  -id<-i  Tins-  ���or  at v,  in    tin  a claitn  ���   Or  c Smelted  Copper  .Silver  . ���       .f'".       .  .              '���'-'  Tons;.  'roii's..  * ���������:'���  O.  hocuinboiv 181)7 ..  :���:.:������ 0,Wi  , .1-1(1.'  ���������.!) .171  .lamia.}...ISIS v..;  .... i, (.I,.  157  .   . 100.070  hob. mry. .181)8 '..  .  . , ,l_i ';  .li)  77,020  March .'-..-...... ..;���.-  ;���::. i.iAi\.  l_i  '111,-IS.  April;.:./. /.:.-.._  ���:. 1,7:ti :  '.12   :   ���  : 71,100  17  :��,7S0  .111I1C ". ...      . ..'. J . .  ;.. ;..-_0--.  ..-������;   n    ������-���;  ���-. _).l(.()  .Inly....'."   ..:���_!..  . -"-1. 03 .-������  ...     7H  71,l(>(i  Totiil  ..'i'l.S.i  STA  (.1,31.  .Silver  Copper  0_  Lb.  ..    10  50  ..    11)  ; .  ..    11  ���IS  .     11  10  .-.    15  ::s  . "l.-i  :���'��� A2  ..    II  AS  10  A0  "In the above we have purposely taken  no account of .no gold produced, which  amounted to 2201 oz-\. which, taking gold  atX'3 I7��. (id. -per o/,., i.s worth nearly  .-.9.000. Copper and silver are I.he chief  products of the Silver King, and at current values the respective quantities to  dateinav'bc said to represent approximately .40,000 and ��(52,000. lint wbeio.  probably, the public has misgivings is in  respect to the averages of copper and  silver returned nor month. If in December the mines gave 11(5 tons of copper and  02,171 o/��� of silver from .700 tons of ore.  to maintain an equal average since that  time a total of something like 11(58 tons of  copper and 787,.SOS oz., of silver should  have been produced. That this is not the  case is proved by the average, which ha--  dropped to 100 tons of copper and  77,Gilo o/,. of silver.  "When we conic to consider the value  of the ore obtained from the Silver King  during the past eight months, we find the  value in silver remains pretty constant,  but the copper values arc declining. The  following table gives an approximate  value per ton of the Silver King ore  smelted during this period. We 'have  tm>c.fi mi ii.ti.e oi in. gold VetiuC-. . '..iit.ii  are very small, although for the entire  period they amount in value to ��9,000.  Our calculation is based on the short ton  of 2000 lh'., which is used in Canada :  December....,    January ;..'  February ���;.'..'   .Mareh: :....... '..   .\pril  ....   Aiuy..: ,..���.;.���...............  .lime   ..   ���   ���Inly    ...   "The-value of a ton of the December  ore.������ would be approximately ��2, 15s.,  whereas the July shipments were only  worth about ��2 5s. per ton. This in itself  is sufficient to cause apprehension in the  minds of the shareholders, especially  when coupled with the fact that the output of this low-grade ore has decreased to  such an extent that in order to keep the  smelter running outside ores have to be  purchased. These, by the .way, show GO  lb. and 78 lb. of copper per ton for June  and July respectively, the silver values  being practically identical with those obtained from their own mine, but the gold  values of these outside ores are considerably higher. As it is known that the  company has been purchasing copper properties lately, it does not look as if the  management have much belief in the continuance of the Silver King ore veins.  The development of these newly acquired  properties will be costly, and in the mean  time the smelter will have to shut down  unless it can obtain a large and regular  supply of suitable ore from outside  sources. With the rapid development of  the Ymir district, however, the smelter  may'be kept fully occupied, iu which case  the profits should be more than sufficient  to open up the npw properties and place  them on a shipping basis. It is to be  hoped that they will prove, on develop?  nient, to possess better copper values in  their ores'than those lately obtained from  the Silver King."  North Simcoe's Probable Candidates.  The names of Leighton .McCarthy, lawyer, of Toronto, and nephew of the late  I)'Alton McCarthy, and IL W. Bryan, of  C'ollingwood, merchant, are mentioned in  connection with the vacancy in North  Simcoe caused by McCarthy's death.  Leighton McCarthy would run on (lie McCarthy platform founded by his uncle,  and would probably have the full support  of the Liberal party. Bryan is a Conservative.   ,  The Vacant Judgeship.  Archer Mai-tin, of Victoria, is spoken of  as a likely candidate for the puisne judgeship. Martin's claim is based on the service which he rendered the Liberal party  in this province during the past six years,  having done much to perfect its organization.  C. P. R. Trallio Receipts  Montreal, .August' 21. The Canadian  Pacific Railway Company's traffic receipts  for the week ending August. 21 were  $40.1,000; for (he same week of last year  they were $505,000.  i-luii'in_ flown the mountain  hope of uncovering leads,  nr. lo the ,-ourh of the Granite and those who have the work in hand  are in hopes of gelling tlm Granite lead.  Kor the.ii- ..Juicing opera! ions the water is  taken from Sandy creek and carried about  two miles. So far ihey have succeeded in  uncovering three small ledges, the ore  from which carries considerable copper.  farther to the south on the same mountain .side there are four men sluicing on  the divide between Eagle and Forty-nine  creeks. They have succeeded in getting  a small lead wliich pans well for gold.  Tt- is expected that work will be commenced at once upon the Eureka claim at  the head of Eagle creek. This proporty  was recently secured by YV. II. Watts, a  Toronto man. The locator of this pro-  perry was William Swerdfeger, and he is  said to have given a $130,000 bond upon it.  This is considered a very likely piece of  property, but very little work has been  done upon it. 'A couple of prospecting  shafts have been sunk ancl the vein  stripped in several places. From the  shafts a considerable quantity of ore has  been taken, from all of which gold can be  panned.  A very encouraging strike has been  made on the Aberdeen.'a property situated about a mile from the Athabasca, on  the west slope of lhe mountain. The  location' was made upon the strength of  some float which was picked up, but on  Monday the vein was found in place, fc  is about -I feet wide, but no assays have  yet been secured upon the ledge mailer.  The float., upon the strength of which the  location was made, assayed about $85 in  gold. The quartz from the Aberdeen  ledge is similar to that of t.he Athabasca.  On the King of the Forest, which adjoins the Aberdeen, a .edge has also beeu  uncovered, but the worth of the same has  not been demonstrated.  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  A (leal was consummated Wednesday  whereby the two-thirds interest in the  Fidelity mine, owned by L: F. Hohz and  A. S. v'v iiiiamson, was sold for a cash  consideration, said to be $10,000. Scott  McDonald' was the buyer. The property  will now go into the hands of a company  financially able to work it.  The Mollie Hughes is making a 20-ton  shipment this week to the Trail  smelter.  The Ajax has 17 men at work. There is  $15,000 available for the development of  this property.  Five feet of clean ore in the. lower tunnel of the Payne was struck last week,  and the force of men'has been increased  to 1.40.   ....-...���������  The force of men on the Mollie Hughes  has been reduced ; to six, pending the  outcome of the company's request for an  extension of time to make.payment.  The right of way for the Last Chance  tramway,is being cleared. The tram will  be completed before winter.  The ore body on the Bosun has widened  to four feet and still  grows  with  depth.  Night   and   day   shifts   are   now    being  worked.  A   strike   is . reported   from   the Grey  Copper in   the Goodenougli  group.    It is  said that the owners have two foot of ore  showing in the shaft.  On the California the development work-  goes steadily on. Ore is abundant and the  property is looking well.  The St. Keverue company' expects to  commence shipping- this winter. There  are eight men working on the O. 13. If.  claim, where most of the work has been  done, and they have a very good showing.  Good ore has been encountered in both  drifts from the No. 5 tunnel on the Slocan  Star.  Scott McDonald has taken a lease on  the Blue Bird property and operations  upon the same will be commenced at once  under McDonald's supervision.  Protest Lodged Against Ellison  The'petition signed by 10. Fletcher was  filed in the supreme court at Victoria,  Wednesday, against the election of Price  Ellison in east Yale. ��� This completes the  list, and Ilobert F. Green and A. W.  Smith are the only members-who escape  the protest, the latter by an oversight.  With respect to the four members who  have accepted portfolios the protests will  have no effect since by their acceptance  of office the seats become vacant.  Pay Your Taxes and Save Rebate.  Those who desire to secure the rebate  allowed on municipal rate for general  municipal expenditures should pay their  taxes at the city offices on or before  Wednesday next. The levy for general  purposes in Nelson is six mills, and if paid  before Wednesday next, a rebate of one  mill is allowed.  ... :.()oo  11 Na vi-  .v more  The accounts of the in tt .-nation!  gation und Trading Company sho  than a corresponding increase.  Tnkiiif. I be I wo t.OKCl.lier. t'lusn- appear-- for the .���-> .cih.I  ball'-year a net. prolll, of S7_')(.i(i, unit, ibe rale of .l_...|i_  per annum, equal lo    >::;:_,i. n  .As Ibe emu. uiy will control and work ail additional __ miles, il, is estimated tliat. the net. i\:-  e.eipts should lie increased hy al. least     _���"., .mii  The .'imouiit required to pay interest ou  the- whole of t.he debenture stock' is only  -.21,000. and will, on the basis of the above  traffic, be more than secured   by existing  .Prospectus' oi' the NewCompany Issued Calling:  i'or Over Two Million Dollars.  The prospectus of  the  Kootenay   Railway and Navigation Company'has  been  issuedin London, ancl if r.he '���(���heme of lhe  promoter-;'finds favor with the  investing  public the mine owners of the Slocan will  soon be secured  in   their ' present  advantage of having competitive transportation  rates.    The capital of the new'con'pauy is  fixed at .-C500,000. and the.  pre.-eut issue'is  �� 180.000. five per cent debeniuie stock at  par.    It is propo.-ed that the newcompany  .-hall acquire the Ka-lo 6c Slocan railway,  the steamers of   t he   International   Navigation  6c  Trading    Company,   construct  the Nelson and Be'dlington  railway  from  Kooteiiay     lake     to    the   international  boundary   lino,   and   have  a,  controlling  interest in a line to  be constructed   from  the boundary line to Bonner's  Ferry  and  Sand Point, Idaho.  The directors of the new company are :  Henry William Forster, M. P. (chairman),  a director of the London and British Columbia Goldfields; Frederic Lubbock,  a director of the bank of British North  America; A. C. Mitchell-limes. a  director of the British Columbia Electric.  Railway Company, and George Alexander., president of the International  Navigation and Trading Company. The  following extracts i com. the prospectus  wiil be read with interest:  The debenture .stock will be .-ecured by  trust deed, whereby the entire capital  stock of the local companies hereinafter  referred to. and all their mortgages,  bond.1-, aud obligations, and the whole of  the undertaking of the company will be  assigned to trustees by way of first  charge. It is intended that this charge  shall be specific as i'ar a.s regards the  stocks and securities of the four local  companies mentioned herein and the  landed properties of the company, and  shall be a floating security so far a.s regards the company's other assets. The  trust deed will provide that out of the  sales of the company's lands, or, failing  this, out of the net profits of the company  a sinking fund shall be provided for the  redemption of the debenture .-took within  a period of 80 years by purchase if below  or drawings at 110. In case for any reason  the debenture stock should become repayable, the holders thereof will be entitled  to be repaid at not less than 110 percent.  This company was incorporated to consolidate and. control as one system the  .Kaslo and Sloeae. Railroad and the International Navigation and Trading Company (Limited), and to . co .�������.<���!���" t !>������-.-  directly with lhe Great Northern and  Northern Pacific railroads by a line either  owned or controlled by this company.  The company 'will, therefore own or  control: .  (a) The whole of the undertaking of the  Kaslo & Slocan railroad, incorporated- in  1SU2, which runs from Sandon to Kaslo on  'Kootenay lake.  (b) The wholeof the undertaking of the  International Navigation and Trading  Company (Limited), incorporated in ISO-i,  which owns the connecting steamers on  the Kootenay lake.  (c) The whole of the undertaking of the  Nelson & Bedlington Railroad Company,  incorporated in .1.897, formed to construct  and operate the railroad from Kootenay  lake to the'International- boundary : and  (d) The whole of the undertaking of the  proposed American company now being  formed to construct and operate the railroad from the International boundary to  Bonner's Ferry, at which point it will connect with the Great Northern Hail road.  The whole of the stock and securities of  the four above-mentioned companies will  be acquired by the company and vested  in the trustees for this issue or their  nominees. ���  The Kaslo 6c Slocan Railroad (about 30  miles) serves the rapidly extending and  important mining industry of the chief  ore-producing area of the Slocan district,  and was constructed at large cost so to do.  it is now proposed to carry-the-traffic  by the steamers to the soutuern end of  Kootenay lake, and thence to construct a  railroad 5./, miles in length along the valley of Kootenay river, connecting with  the Great Northern and Northern Pacific  railroads at Bonner's Ferry and Sand  Points respectively.  For thirty miles south of Kootenay lake  the new line will traverse a mineral country yielding gold, silver, copper and lead.  The amount of work hitherto done on the  claims in this belt has not been very considerable, owing to the difficulty of  access; but as soon as the new line is  opened work will, no doubt, be actively  ^prosecuted, and the traffic on this part of  the company's system should be very remunerative.  The fact that each half-year (>f tiie business of the Kasio _sSloean Railroad shows  an increase over the preceding half-year  indicates the rapidity with which business, and consequently the profits earned,  is increasing, and the examination of the  books of the conipany for the first half-  year of  IS!I7 slum's nut proiiis S;il.W!I  l-'or 1 he seemid half-year  50,000  revenue; any increase in profits resulting  from ihe operating of the system as a  whole rherefoie goei l o increase die balance available for dividend on '���hares.  The company, in addition, to the railroad and steamers owned or.controlled by  il, will, as the owner of the undertaking  of the Kaslo and Slocan Railroad, acquire  a valuable land grant of 220,000 acres in  llie Kootenay district, granted in connection with the construction of its line.  Arrangements to the satisfaction of the  directors ha ve. been made with the Great  Nor! hern Railroad for the working of the  traffic..-  THEY   GOT   ON   IN   LIFE  of  LOST   BOTH   STEAMERS  The   Humble   Beginning   of   the   Empress  China and,Li Hung.Chdng  The empress dowager of China, who  is  playing so important a   part in the vexed  eastern question today,   has had  a   most  remarkable career.   She was the daughter  of a Tartar  who lost his little all  in a  rebellion, and was at 11   years about   the  only ashet the  family, could  realize  on.  Fortunately for Tuen, the little  maiden's  KOOTENAY   IS   INTERESTED  John   A.   Mara  Had a  Bad  Streak of Luck in  Attempting to Reach the Yukon.  .News of. another marine disaster in  northern waters was received in Vancouver on Tuesday. The stern wheeler  Slickiue Chief is reported to have gone  to pieces in the gulf of Alaska, the disaster which overtook her following closely  cpou that which wrecked the steamer  Mona. Both steamers were owned by J.  A. .Mara and together carried insurance,  in is understood, amounting to about  $00,000. They were built for the river  from Wrangel to Glenora, but it was decided to take them up to St. Michael when  the Stickine route became unpopular.  The steamer F'astnet took the vessels in  tow at W ran gel on July 23rd last, a week  or so after the loss or the Mona was  reported. The Fastnet's trouble with her  remaining tow, the Stickine Chief, then  commenced. It appears that rough  weather was encountered between Cross  Point aud Kodiak, and the Chief, after  becoming separated from the Fastnet,  vrent to pieces. The particulars to hand  ave very meagre. Captain White, of the  steamer Utopia, which came down .from  Iii . nerth on Saturday, said: ''The officers  of the Dora told mc that they had passed  the hull of the Stickine Chief on their  trip up to Kodiak. It was in two sections  and seemed to have broken about the  middle. From one of the sections the  Dora's crew took a half-starved dog and a  demijohn of whisky. There was no sign  o.f the crew. Unless they were rescued  by the boat that was towing the Chief  there is little show for them." In other  quarters thero is little anxiety felt for the  crew. Over a do/en river boats have gone  down in northern waters, but in no case  has there been any loss of life.  EAST   KOOTENAY   NOTES.  The recent, strike on the Sullivan group  has proved much richer than was at first  made ga\ e the following values per Ion.  $7)8, $il, $7)1 and $81. It is said $50 ore  'will net a fair profit, and as the lead is  about 2S feet in width, there is every  reason to believe that the Sullivan wiil,  equal some of the great silver-lead mines  in the Northwest.  Manager Ike Williams has a force of  men at work on the Moyie and Queen of  Bills mineral claims. These properties  are situated on Moyie lake, and are extensions of the St. Eugene group of mines.  There is no doubt but that as soon as the  railway reaches Moyie City that nearly  all the mines in .proximity, to the town  will commence shipping ore.  YMIR   MINING   NOTES.  The work of putting up .mills for the  Y"mir, the Rico and Dundee mines has  furnished employment for every man  seeking work in the.camp. The sawmill  is working day and night to keep-up. the  supply of lumber, and every team in town  is also employed.  The machinery has arrived for the  Puerto Rico mine and mill. Fifty men  are working iu the mine and the force  will be increased as soon as the mill is  finished. This property is one of the best  in the camp, and is owned by the.Canadian'Exploration Company.  Considerable development work is being  done on the Meadow Lark on Wild Horse  creek. The miners have struck a four  foot vein of ore that assays $02 in gold.  This is one of the biggest tilings ever  struck in the ymir district.  c it'll ad  ides  The Gold That Was in Rover Creek  On Thursday evening a story was  ciliated about town that pay gravel  been found in Rover creek, about 12 u  southwest of Nelson. As a result quite  a number left on the evening train for  the scene of the reported strike. Since  then nothing definite has been heard, of  the strike and not much importance is  attached to it. In common' with all the  other streams in this vicinity, Rover  creek has been thoroughly prospected  and for several years past Chinese'have  made wages in working the rim rock.  That they would overlook ground -worth  making a stir about is hardly probable.  The Cariboo Comnaiiy'n Dividends  The last statement issued by the Cariboo Mining Conipany of camp McKiimoy  before it passed into the control of the  Toronto syndicate shows a very satisfactory condition of affairs. The statement was up to ./uly 1st and shows that  the receipt of the mine for bullion up to  that date had been . l-'!7,102, and out of  that sum dividends have been paid to the  amount of $220,90!.7U, which is an extraordinary showing, inasmuch as it is about  87> jji-i' cent of ihe receipts of tiie company.  The .same statement -hows that the company did not owe  a  dollar (ju   that date  and" had  $22.0.. ).:!0  treasurer.  in   tiie   ham!  tin  name, uhe was sold to a viceroy in  a  pro-  vinceof China aud became  the attendant  of   the- viceroy's wife.    At  12   the  little  slave embroidered a tunic for the viceroy  which   pleased  hiim  so   greatly   that   he  offered in recompense whatever she might  most   desire.     She   most   desired   to   be  taught   to   read.   The request  was. considered absurd.  ' Chinese  girls  were not  taught   to   read.    There   was   a general  impression that reading  was an accomplishment   for   which   nature   had    not  endowed     them.    But   nothing     would  satisfy the Tartar girl but being  to read.  She made such use of her knowledge that  when the daughter of the viceroy died, a  year or two alter, Tuen wa.s adopted as a  daughter of the house.    Tuen  was   still  far from Peking and far from the throne.  While Tuen was still  little  more  than  a  child the viceroy received  some  political  honor from  the emperor  of China.    Following an oriental custom of making the  emperor the most valuable  present in his  power to make, Tuen was sent to Peking.  She made her way at court, aud, through  successive   steps   which   could   be  taken  nowhere   iu   the   world   but China,  she  became favorite slave, then favorite wife  and finally empress  of China.   Tho  way  Li I lung Chang became interwoven  with  her political life is thus told byKatherine  Nelson :  "On the journey by river to Peking,  with servants sent with her by tiie viceroy, she had given a ring to a lad who had  saved a man from drowning in the river.  She had promised the ring to anyone who  would save the drowning man. The youth  to whom she gave the ring had a bright,  intelligent face; he was a sailor iu the  coarse clothes'of the lower class. That  was Li Hung Chang."'  Whether or not this incident is true, Li  Hung Chang became the confidential adviser of the empress. During her son's  minority Tuen was regent. The emperor  is now 21, but he developed no force of  character at a period in the history of  China when brains and courage were  greatly needed. By what means the Tartar mother pushed him aside, restored Li  ,'hi'*���?-������ ChiM'j.r to favoy "ad became a thorn  in Lhe side of the marquis of Salisbury  is of less importance than than the fact  that she is now real head of the Chinese  government.  The story goes that the hatred of the  empress dowager for everything British  arises from the opening of China to the  opium trade.    MUNICIPAL   MATTERS.  Munroe for the  on  Mill  street,  ., At Mouday afternoon's session of,the  city council'the tender of W. P. McBach-  ern for the construction of the sewer on  Ward street, from Silica street to Latimer street, at 80k cents per lineal foot,  was accepted.  The tender of flair 6c  construction of a sewer  from Ward to Stanley street, at 7>0 cents  per lineal foot, aud for a sewer on Stanley  street, from Mill'street to Hoover street,  at -15 cents per lineal foot, were accepted.  A sum equal to 2. per cent of the estimated price of the work will be retained  out of the money due the contractors on  the water works contract as security for  the execution of tiie work. ,      ���   >���  The tender of Walter G. Ross for repairing the Vernon and Victoria street  bridges was accepted, it being the lowest.  The city engineer was authorized .-.to employ- the necessai'3' labor for diverting the  water from some small creeks into the  city reservoir.  In view of the finding of the police  magistrate that; the by-law regulating the  streets and sidewalks was bad,, the council-'authorized tho mayor to ascertain the  cost of revising and consolidating the city  by-laws.  ii. Kilby having withdrawn his tender  for laying sidewalks, the tender of T. Mc-  Cardia at the same figure. ...".">(> per thousand feet, was -accepted. ,  Alderman Teetzel was appointed acting  mayor and alderman Gilker acting city  treasurer during the absence of mayor  Houston.  The city engineer was instructed to appoint sin inspector on sewer contract at  a salary of $1 per day. and also an inspector of materials for sewer construction.  Rumor About New Election.  Owing possibly to the fact that no writs  have been issued for the by-elections' to  to fill the vacancies created'by. the acceptance of office by the honorables Semlin.  Cotton, .Martin aud Hume, a rumor has  been started to the effect that it is the intention of the new premier to ask for a  new election, and that the said election  will take place during the second week in  October. The truth of the rumor is  denied by premier Semlin.  Conservative Convention Next Week.  Col. Prior. M.P.. of Victoria, has issued  a notice stating that a requisition numerously signed by Liberal-Conservatives in  all parts of the province has been presumed to hin'l, asking him to call a convention ci .the party for the purpose of  organization, he accordingly asks members of the party to meet in Vancouver on  Thursday and Friday.  In at Least Two of the Questions Which Will  Come Before the Commissioners  The commissioners to  the international  conference   which  meet   in ,the city   of  Quebec this week have it in  their power  to do much   to  promote  a   better understanding between the people of the United  States   and   those   of    the   dominion   of  Canada, since before them   will  come  for  adjustment-all the causes of friction which  have in a measure estranged the people of  the  two'countries  during  the  past few  years. ,  Among the cpiestions  which   will  come  before    the   commissioners,   are :     Reciprocity of trade; fur seals in Behring sea  and the North Pacific ocean; Atlantic and  Pacific  coast  fisheries,  and fisheries   iu  inland waters, contiguous to the frontier;  mining rights of citizens of one country  within   the   territory  of another;   alien  labor laws; war vessels on  the lakes : de-  - limitation of the Alaska-Canadian boundary.;  transportation   of   merchandise   in-  bond   through   the   United   States    and-  Canada; and  the conveyance of persons  in   custody   of   officers   of--one" country  through the territory of the other.  ���_TOf these;'  the   questions   which  more  directly yifeot the people of Kootenay are  those relating to the  right of Canadians  ,  to stake aud hold   mineral  claims  in  the  United States, aud the relief of Canadians  from   the   provisions of the alien  labor  law.    For years complaint has, been made  that the several states in the union do not  accord to Canadiansthe same rights with  respect to staking and holding of mineral    ,  claims   which   every    province    m    the  dominion accords  to  the citizens of  the  United  States.    This  injustice has  been  more keenly felt in this  province because  it offers more in the way of mining to the  citizens  of the   United   States  than  any  other province, and  being contiguous  to  the   mining  states   of Washington   and  .Idaho  the Canadians  keenly appreciate  the unfairness of a system  under  which  Americans have equal  rights  with  them  in Canada   while  they  tire  permitted  to  enjoy no such right across the  boundary  line.    So firmly grounded is  the  belief in  the unjustice of this that several attempts  have been made in tiie legislature  ot  the  province to  pass retaliatory legislation,  but so far without success.    11 would tend  to create a much better  feeling  throughout Kootenay if as the result of  the corn-  mis.iouers'  finding this  disability   were  removed from Canadians.  There is not so much complaint in  Kootenay over the alien labor law as in  other portion:; of. the dominion, but there  is a feeling that the law is unnecessarily  hostile to Canadians. At the instigation  of the labor party the United States has  restricted the admission' of workingmen  into that country to those who can Drove  themselves self supporting, and not under  contract. Many Canadians have suffered  indignities by being refused admission  into that country;, "'.and irritation in  Canada over this matter has become  general, retaliatory legislation being  adopted. ;   ���-��� '-   -    '  Great Growth in Canadian Trade.  Returns available this week show the  tremendous -'increase in the business of  Canada with . the outside world. The  total trade reaches the enormous sum of  $301,001,000, as against,,'$257,108,000, making au increase for the fiscal year 1S9S of  $-K5,S22,000. Canada imported $1-10,30.,000  worth and exported $159,485,720 worth, by  which ��� a favorable balance of trade of  about $20,000,000 is shown. The total  imports exceeded these of 1S07 by $21,000-  000, while there was an excess of exports  returned of $25,-182,000.. There was an increase in 1898 of goods entered for'consumption of $.10, .81,000. Dutiable goods  imported in 1.808 amounted to $81,120,000  and free goods to $50,178,000, as against  $7-l,lOS,0O0 and $10,133,000, respectively in  1897. The duty collected shows an increase of $2,000,000. For home consumption Canada took from Great Britain $32,-  390.000, as against $20,101,000 in 1807, and  sent her $101,787,000. The United States  sold Canada $80,587,000 worth, of which  $15,827,000 were - dutiable. Canada's exports to the United States, owing to Ding-  leyism, decreased by $811,000, the total  being $11,212,000. The largest exportation  to the I'nited States was in products of the  mines, while the largest export to Great  Britain was in animals and agricultural  products.   Some Good Men Alter a Good Job.  There are quite a few applicants for the  position of gold commissioner among the  residents of Kaslo. It is said that re-'  corder Fauquier, of Nakusp, has the appointment in his pocket, but if this is not  the case. A. I). Moore, of the Kaslo Jcity  council, is likely to make a-good race' for ....  the office and its $1500 salary attachment.  .Moore's application is backed by a petition with 200 signatures, which haa been  forwarded to Hon. ,1. Fred Hume, with  whom the appointment rests. John Keen,  government assessor, is spoken of as an  applicant for the position, as well as Alexander Lucas, Kaslo's police magistrate,  and S. P. Tuck, the editor of the Slocan  Sun. __ _   Those Who May Vote,  lion. R. \V. Scott, secretary of state, is  hard at work preparing for the prohibition plebiscite. There seems to be considerable misapprehension as to the lists  available for it.se ou September 29th. All  persons upon the provincial lists sixty  days preceding the taking of the plebiscite, which in this case will bo August 1st,  will be entitled to the ballot.  ecy  1 "-ST..  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\"o -'lbseriplion 'aken fo:- jc-■. lli.n. .1 vcar.
RKUULAlt Al)VKltTlSK?.i:-..\-'l'.S print _(! at the- following l-.'iU;-: i_ie ii.eh, .s.'ii; :i year; two iiscli,---,
SCO a year; ilu-rc iii'-hcv ;, . « year; iouv inclie.-.,
,l_i a j-eur; ii\i- io-.m-. ?l ..> .. >_..!•: •_>: i-iul;o- a ml
over, at tiie rate of SI.an an inch per month.
Tl_\>. ___. T ADVKI.'l'I.SI-.itKNTo 2D eenls a lino for
Iii-.1, in.-orlion .mi! it1 '-i-iii - 11 lini! 'or i,nrli .iiiiiitioiiii!
insertion.    Birt.li.   a.i.rriairc, ami  'lev.(li  notices free.
LOCAL OR JtKAJUNO \L-\TT. . XOTi . I--.. 2i> cent,!- .1
line c.icli insertion.
JOK PRlXTi.N . .1 J.ui rales. All accounts for job
printing ami ,i flvi.tisjiifr payable on llio Sr._ of
every moot!,;   -ib-i-i ■ jii ion. in advance.
A.I)l.)Ii_. .  nil r'inii)!ii.'iK!iLlioiiri lo
TIIK '_Ulli.Nl. N'ui-oii. H. ('.
LA HAIJ   . FOi:i.\'---l'liV.-iCiaii-- and ,Sur_cj>i.-.   l.'ooni-
A, 1 :n,il 5, ii.'irul.i-.v .loci:. Xol-f.-u.   Telephone 1-.
DK.   .1.   A.    _l{.M..T]!l>Xf;--(.'ove! mm n.'    Vt-li-i-iniii-j>
Inspector.   Treat- iii-.:i-1> oi' nil iln.'m- . ir animal-..
All .'lock inspected at. Xi-1-.on.   Ni-i.-im, I;. (',
Di!. .1. \V, <.ii;i.\-I;.\N, DKX'I'IS'I'.. Oilice:  , ..i. i Jllocl .
Bahcr Street. Nel-on.
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J. If. HOL.MKS, .. _.--J . o\ iiicial Land Sim,
l>. 0. box Si, ICa ..>, Iji. 0.
II.   lioU>k-IJ
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- Mining   lOitfim-er-   and   Analytical   Chemi .-,
.-.ooati O'i'y, H. (.'.
#a    XKLSON i.on. i•:. xo. 23, a. f. _ a. m. Meets
tJ^W .ioi-oml VTutlncrda.    in  each nioiilii.   Koj o uriiin.
vjj^y\ brethren invited.
KNIGHT. OK PYTHIAS- NeJ-.ni Led:..-, No, -2.-..
Knights of 1'ythia . meets in ("a-ilu hail. Jlacdon-
ald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon .-.root;. every
second and fuiu-lli Tuesday .venin_ ill S o'clock. All
vi".-i(.iu_r knights arc- cordially invited lo attend.
(Ir.oncK I loss, IC. of It. & fci.
ii. 0. .lov, C. 0.
h _tO-M the report recently issued by the
Crow's  Nest Pass   Coal    Company some
idea   is   furnished   of the  profits  which
were scooped in by those who were mixed
up in the Crow's Nest Pass railway deal.
It will be remembered that to secure the
building of this piece of railway the government of British  Columbia granted  a
charter with substantial concessions to a
speculative company.    After several  unsuccessful attempts theorigina! conipany,
of which .colonel   Baker   ..as a. member,
sold its charter and concessions to another
speculative company composed of eastern
politicians   and   commercial   men.     This
company in turn made a dicker with  the
Canadian I'acific  Railway  Company aud
organized the Crow's Xest Coal Company.
In   the   latter   company's    report   it    is
asserted that the company has completed
arrangements with the British Columbia
Southern and the Canadian  Pacific companies,   under   which     it    has    received
$S.~,0G. in cash and is to get, as the Crow's
Nest road is built, 2.0,000 acres of land in
the first government,  reserve and  about
10,000 acres of coal  and  petroleum   lands
in the second.    So  far it  has .secured   of
the land 1100 acres,  containing cannel  or
gas con], bituminous coal, and semi-anthracite in large quantities,    Of the  .X.1,000,
..I I..ISO was expended  in  necessary   work
relating to the commencement operations.
The  balance,  $70,! 10, at the time of the
making of the report, was in cash.    In addition to this the coal company has assets
consisting of coal  mines and  other  property   in   Crow's   Nest   Pass  and  district,
owned in fee simple and other properties
now being  earned   under agreement between the Canadian Pacific Kail way Company   and   the   i .   C.   .Southern   Kaiiway
Company, and assigned to thia company- -
$1,-11..,000.    The value of the priz.. therefore  is,  cash,  for   the  assignment  of the
charter and   pari.-  of  the  subsidy lo the
Canadian    Pacific.     ^S.1,000;    coal    land;;.
.1.11:1,000;   total.    . I..100,000.    This   statement   of   the  coal   conipany  shows   that
there was a   value  of   . 1 ,.100,000 diverted
from the purpo-e for which it wa.s gran ted
by the legi .hiture of this province.    That
in the pas.-ago of a paper charter from one
speculative   company   to   another,    and
even! uaily   to a   bona   fide railway company,  $1,.100.000  were  sweated   from   the
subsidy which .-hould ha ve gone toclefray
the cost, of constructing   the Crow'-  Nest
Pass railway. <,
the province ever read. To the mind of
.Jclnnt's the time had arrived which
called for the best blood of the proviuce
iu the administration of affairs, and glowing with patriotism he offered his. There
was just one difficulty attached to the acceptance of the offer of IVIcJunes; in that
he could not make tip his mind which side
to take in the contest. This indecision
prevented him from securing the nomination in Nanaimo, and he accordingly
folded up his manifesto and went hack to
Ottawa. When the crash came, and
premier Turner ■ w.'is dismissed hy his
father, the boy orator again came upon
the'scenc. and had lion. Jiubert Beaven
been able to form a ministry ic wa.s generally conceded that YV. \Y. 1 . .Mclnnes
would have had a place, but Heaven
failed and the man who succeeded him
failed fo recognize the claims oi' the boy
orator tmd ho is .still out of it.
Tiiosk who have canvassed the political
situation in the province rather thoroughly,   make  the  prediction   that  the next
genera! provincial elections will be fought
out. mi  straight conservative and  liberal
lines.    It is recognized that) the introduction of such a change will not be accomplished without considerable difficulty, but
the general feeling is that better results
will be attained, and a better class of candidates secured  when the  two organized
political parties assume responsibility for
the   nomination   of   candidates aud  for
their .ctions'in the legislature.    A.s matters stand lhe majority of the  members
of the present house are liberals, but this
cannot be taken as indicative of the relative strength  of the two  parties  in   the
province,   since in  its  opposition tn  the
Turner government the solid forces of the
liberal party were considerably strengthened by the conservatives who  were also
desirous of seeing a change in the provincial  administration.   Tho   effect of   this
has been that in the new government the
province virtually has a liberal administration   with  a  conservative head.   The
chief aim of the  managers   in  the  recent
fight was to get rid of premier Turner and
his conservative ministers.    They accomplished this, and there are now some zealous workers who say that the next move
will be to displace premier Seinlin .and his
conservative   minister   of finance.   That-
such an attempt, if made,   would   be successful, is very much to be doubted, but it
is equally doubtful that the presence of a
conservative leader and  finance minister
will prevent a division of the two parties
upon   straight   party   hues   iu  the next
contest. _
Tiik Province, of Vancouver, has i-sued
a call to the members of the government
party to meet at Vancouver on Friday
for the purpose of selecting a leader, ft
cannot be learned at this distance whether
the Province has authority for issuing
such a call, but in the event of such a
meeting being held it is just possible for
it to produce some very difficult complications. What would be the result should
a leader be chosen other than premier
Seinlin? Kor the past four years lion. C.
A. Semlin has. been the recognized leader
of the. forces which now make up the governing party. A< such he was called upon
to form a ministry and he succeeded.
Surely this should constitute him the
leader of hi. own party. The members of
the government party who are engineering the gathering for . riday are not very
complimentary to their premier in holding a meeting lo determine who shall be
king after the king has been crowned.
Some Figures Regarding the Liquor Tra_lc
in the Dominion.
The prohibition campaign has beeu
fairly started in the east, and the advocates and opponents of the measure are
now besieging the federal authorities at
Ottawa for facts and figures for use in the
plebiscite campaign. Judging by the
number of applications for official information regarding the liquor traffic, which
is now on its trial, the question that is
always the first one asked is, "What is
the annual drink bill of Canada? Two
authorities  have   attempted   to   answer
anaaian l_enera-i
Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.
All types of electrically operated mining?'and power apparatus
Sole agents for complete Victor Blasting- Machines
We also sell the genuine Bell Telephones
British Columbia Branch Offices
Uranvill. Sine) -\'_.  CO 11V IC 11
■Jvoolonay 1 'i. . i-ic-t —N KLSOX
2T._.__Isr _j_I   XDjX.Xi.X-.XJsrCS;    ICoon-wiy .1. c.nl.
.\i.-K.vr 1 .nt wiiih tioi-i-: .\..n (,-i-:. kkai, maciiinkkv
The Yukon District Pays Tts Way.
The revenue of the interior department
from   _ .ikon  during  the  fiscal   year just
closed amounts altogether I o $ 1-12.200.   In-
«    CiV-
cluded   in   this  sum   is   . 110,2-1.   i'or  free
this, and it is well that tJie public- should j miner's  certificates,   a  small   fraction  of
.-^     .-. _? _y .    ._.
have the benefit of both calculations.
540,000,000 a Year Spent on Eooze.
The royal commission on piohibition
calculated the drink bill of Canada, ou
the .average retail price-, at $.'ft),<S7!).tt.. I
per annum. This, however, does nutallow
for the weakening of spirits by water,
which the commissioners say, it is well
understood is largely done. They reported, therefore, that the actual drink
bill would be undoubtedly in excess of
the sum named, or to put it in round
figures, something beyond forty million
dollars a year. The calculation was made
on the basis of the consumption of 1808.
The first cost oi this Hood of exhilaration
and desolation is placed at i. 1 . ...O.Orit, including- the duty, leaving $2."),()0(),000 to
pay for its distribution and yield a profit
to all who handle it. The commission'
found that more than 21,000,000 gallons of
stimulants were consumed by Canadians,
costing as follows:
Spirits. ;i.S0!),."i!)il gallon^ SS.Tl'S., .;::
Jllnlt liiiuor. . I7.:W.. 1X7 K'lll'aiK ; .liCS.l l.'i
Win... . l.(_(i;. lion-;      (KB..!..
Total     .1.0_>.l_l
Lt was estimated that of this $11,1 ...08.
represented domestic liquors, and Jjv.,S7l,-
:.}.l imported.      	
Figures of the Government Statistician.
A more recent calculation   which, however, agrees in the main with the foregoing, has  been  made by George Johnson,
the government statistician.    LTis calculation, which is based on  tho consumption
of 1890, places the drink bill for that year
at $:i5,_)_,()0-l, oi- ijiO.iK) per head  for every-
man,  woman  and child  in Canada.    J\lr.
JohiihOii gives the details of his figuring.
The reta.il pi ice ol retail spirits  he  averages  at  11  cents  a  drink, some  vendors
charging") cents  and   some   10  cents.    A
gallon of spirits contains 7f> drinks, which
at 7^ cents each,  would yield $■.02.1.    On
this  basis Mr. Johnson  figures  that the
consumption of 20,701,022 gallons in   1800
meant an outlay to the consumer of   . I ..-
710,. 7-1.    Mr. Johnson allows 20 drinks to a
gallon   of   beer.    A   consumption  of  18,-
.0."),80l  gallons   would, therefore, call   for
Jin  expenditure,  at 7>  cents   a drink,  of
$1:1, .O.I.SOI.   The retail price of wine _lr.
Johnson arrives at by adding -1.1  per cent
to the cost and  duty.    Wines , valued  at
$0-1.1, .70  would, therefore, extract $l,o70,-
.60 from the consumer.    To sum   up, Cue
statistician places  the drink bill for lSIKi
at the following figures:
which is derived from the Xorth'we-U .Ter
ritories: but in round numbers t he Yukon
revenue may bo placed a I $1-10,000. This
does not, include the royalty which, about
the beginning of July, was «ti»'cd. to be
$200,000. a figure which must have been
largely ioci-.-a-'i'd liy '.-olio. i.io'i« between
that time and I In* prusent. The'customs
revenue for the fiscal year IX. 7 N upon
goods taken into the Yukon amounts to
$20.1.SOI. Adding these -uin^ together,
and allowing for the increased revenue.on
account of ihe royalty. 1 ho total income
from the Yukon to date will be in Ihe
neighborhood of $1,(100.1)00: not taking
into account the return yielded by the
issue of liquor permits, which has principally gone into the treasury of the
Northwest Territories.
The_Population of Great Britain.
The registrar-general's return, issued
last week, shows that the population of
the Lrnited Kin. dom in ihe middle of this
yeti- was -10,18S.D27 pe'-;on--. Dining the
three monlii-- ended June .'SOlh. 20l,;11;1
births and 1.0 SSI deaths were, registered.
Is new and fresh, ruul ;ulded to every  week  by arrivals direct  from
the wholesale houses, wesi and east.    Wc buy for Cash in lars^e
quantities, and  caii  o'ive our customers lhe benefit of good
buviny.     We   make   a   specialty of, I'Ycsh  Fruits and
in   season.
:uhi   eve
Wc   :il..o
m   these
carry   a   lai'oe
Undor tin; rli_.  linn of Llic
iinil  11111 Urit ii;s! Sncii-ly or'
tuyiil  .\__ciill in-ill
Irilish Columbia.
October 5-h to 13th inclusive
at New Westminster
IN  I'lil/KS
Tli(! |)i'i!iiiiiiin Ii-.1 is Ilu- Ur-^L'-.   .iti- oil.:
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Doer .
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.XV.   W. .]..  MoIxnk..,  the   boy    orator
from-Xarijiiino. has signally ia.iled  in  his
effort.- to M't.-uie u-sent iu premier Seinlin's
oabitic:.    This is t-hielly the re.-ult,  of an
innbi!i:,y  to  -ix.e up an   election   eontesr.
which forced the boy orator to sit ou   the
fence until '.he eon I est   was decided.     Indecision is nothing  new  in   the character
ol'-the .N'anniiiio politician,   (lis entry into
homiuioii politics as a. Libera!  candidate
was in a   n.ei  ,|.-e due   to  a   fluke, but   lie
had s.-areely wanm-d ids sent iu I he house
of commons b.-i'.-,|-<. |,r commenced to make
a reputation   ..ir  himself  by   |,js  0,,p()<j.
f.ion to (he (Vm.'s   Se<\:  I'a-.:^  irive away.
In this iiiictcii he was an extremist in   his
denunciation   of   the   provincial   government's   p ilicy   of   alieu.-uitig   the   crown
lands in the riei ipier in   which   itdw
of.the I'edr'i-.'il i.'overnineiii.'.s policy   "
manner of trrani ing   .ddit iona*
result of this  vv,-is   that,   the  new  member
found Inm-elf out. of sympathy   with,   the
f.-deral     government:     and     immediately
he commenced sparring for an opening in
the cabinet   of   pemier Turner.     lie   was
uu-.iece-.sful   in  ihi--. and   dropped   out of
sight unlii I he gem .-ui provincial elecljon
eoiil est opened.    Then he journeyed from
Ottawa to .Nanaimo tind  issued   the   most
bumpt-iou- manif"-. » that the electors of
in   rlie
aid.    The
A.v effort is being made by the advanced thinkers in the cast to induce the
federal government", to take up the government insur.-ruce scheme by wliich
thrifty people, by paying m small sum
yearly, would at an advanced age be entitled to citi annuity sufficient for their
support. The necessity for this kind of
insurance is based upon the insecurity of
- of many avenues of investment in the dominion.    The.chief dilliculty  in the way
■of the. adoption of such a plan is the opposition it would meet with from the
wealthy insurance companies, and the inlluence which they could exert would be
sufficient in the opinion of many to prevent the federal authorities from giving
the scheme, their countenance.
A dispatch received fromOttawa on
Tuesday, contains the announcement, of
tiie appointment of justice aIcCoII to the
chief justiceship of the province. There
was soino tcilk of justice . IcColl retiring
from the.bench, but if the report of his
recent advancement is authentic, lie will
doubtless change his mind.
Comparison of War Expenditures.
Americans who complain at the cost of
the war with Spain are in some measure
reconciled to the situation  by a comparison with the figures i'or the civil war. The
expenses of the present campaign are a
littlt! over one  million dollars  a day for
both   army   and    navy,    (n    the    twelve
mouth*   ended   June    .(Hh,    ISO!,    before
active operations were begun, the war depart, nent   cost   the   government   of   the
I'nited   States   only   $_-.()()().()(.).     In    the
next year iI, rose to $.•;.!),()(.),()(.);  in |,S(i-v! to
.(iu:',,(. 10,000, aud in the year ending June
• 50th, ISO., it reached the remarkable total
of   , 1,0.1 Mi!)0,000.     'Phis    roprcsf .ited    an
actual disbursement  for the army  alone
of nearly $'■!,()(')().(100 daily.
Tutu! ' .■?.'{ .:.:>,(_i
In this calculation, as in the one made
by the prohibition commissioners, no allowance is made for the dilution of spirits,
which would considerably increase the
receipts of the retailer. Mr. Johnson
points out that on the same basis that he
has iigured I'or 1S00, the liquor consumption of IS°_cost the consumer $'i7.2>SS,()l:..
If, he adds, tho drinking habits of the
people had kept pace with the growth of
the population, the liquor bill for ISOti
would hiiA'e been $•"_), 107,077. So that if
this calculation be accepted,(he people of
Canada were spending about $8,700,000
less for drinks in ISOfi than they would
have spent had they drank as hard as
(.hey did in 1802. *	
The Score for the Year 1897.
By applying Mr. Johnson's methods to
the official returns for 1807, the last year
reported upon, it will be seen that the
drink biil went up considerably and kept
pace pretty well with the estimated
growth of population. Spirits taken , out
of bond for consumption, less the exporta-
tions. amounted to 8,7)01,7)8-1 gallons. This,
retailing _,ts?.").fl2_ per gallon, would realize
$20.0:).':>,()2S. The" beer manufactured and
imported measured 18.21 ..... gallons,
which ot . 1 per gallon, represents .18,-
215,-1... The value and duty placed on
on imported wines were, combined, .012,-
9.7. By adding -17) per cent to this we got
$!).2,2'lf>. Altogether, therefore, the drink
bill for 1807 was as follows:
l'i-<)-H|)_utiir:nlai' nninlumliiu'iit of S;inliiiL;. Pi- ('iil).-i,
und lilowiui; up of l.ln.-" iM aiuo." l.illuwoil by an iip-lo-
il.-iLii lire works <li.-.|ihi\-, uliicli Is _. liuon m:. ill-nil . u-four
nights. *	
Ijikm-o.sso .-iiii' liiwu bull iiian-iio. . bicycli1 ini'i'l. nqiialic.
. .lilor. and cak-ilouiaii kjioi-i-. iii-oiiumimiIi- i-oihti-I .
hoi .e r.-ii-c . (!(._ show— o|iru lo I In1 uorl.l.
Tho liiH-.M 1>. wit in llic )>r< ivinuu will pi-ovidu urn-iu.
Special raturi mci- all railway unit .._imlm:il line-'.
No ciUi-inice feus eliiifH. <l for oxliibil-'.
I'l-ctniuiu  lists, uiilry form. . and  full infoi-inalion on
ap]ilication lo
"AIavou Ovi-:xs, Uliaiiinan Uclcbration ('oiiiinii li-o.
\\". If. Kdmoxh . .Secretary (J.lulii-iilinn (.'oiiiuiillrc.
T. .1. Tu.M-l'. I .li-iiluni K. A. _  1. Socii-ly.
AK-riifK AlAi.ixy. Secretary It. A. & I. Society.
\\". If. _i-:ai:v, Kxliibilion (.'onuni-sioncr.
Which    includes   a   ftiil    line   of   Stoneware,
Cooking Vessels, Crocks, jugs, flowerpots, milk
and cake   pans,   cLc,   chamber   sets,   plain   white
and fancy decorated.     Klegant dinner, tea and  live
o'clock tea sets.     Glass water sets, latest imporlations
and  patterns' of  fine  Austrian-made ware   in   comports,
water and (lower sets.     Bar glassware in full slock—in fact,
everything in the line of Oueensware, Crockery and Glassware.
For First-Class
3 i
3oocis and Low Prices Call on
Q "_
JL _k a. jL 11 &J €aj Ij A. 1. %J I\.
_3______K.   STREET,    ISTELSOOSr
IIiiviiiK . ..Tiirod tlio nun-o coniiiiodious and con-
votiienL iiuarlt-rs of lhe above hold. Ah-.-. K. C.
Clarke takes this opportunity of thanking lici-
former patron- at, the Clarke Hotel I'or I licit-
paironage iu lhe past, and for _>lioitin_a continuance of (he same.
"Fine  feathers  make   fine
You .'tare a fine house but
it needs a new coat of Paint,
We have the best,
THE SHF.P'-'r"!-v-'H.UA&S PAUf!
made to i'unit /i.;:: .tn,^-. wiil.
Your   doors    would    look    much    better
and  save   vou  a   lot  of  work  if   covered
with a  coat   of  Gk.axiti-    Floor
a i XT
Cordova Street, Vancouver.
Hara ware
Baker Street, Nelson.
Rates $2 per Day
0,   Clarke, Proprietor.
:_. eh,so_sr
MALONK & TI l KG ILL US. 1 .-opriclor?.
t_-l     g_
tea pi
h'itlml up with
Itntlis and modern
apply to
f.- one of the best hotels in Toad Alonntaiti district, and
iw the iio.idn.uarters   or lirospeotors and miner.-.
Corporation of the City of Nelson
Spirits .
I leer...
Wine . .
.   1  .'_>!. I.V,
'total  .,  .s:«),7...:««
The 'figures com pitted by the iiihind
revenue department .show that; .since confederation the consumption of spii-iis ,-ind
wine has .steadily declined in Canada,
whereas the people have taken more freely to beer drinking.
The British Army  in 1897.
The preliminary returns of the British
army for 1807 show   that   the  average of
'effective strength   of  all   branches of the
service during  the year  was  _IW,_.S.'i.    Of
these. 18,0H) were cavalry of the line, j_7j_.
horse artillery, 11.20.   field  artillery, and
17,-11.")  garrison   artillery.    The  engineers
numbered '7801. foot guards  0120, and infantry of the line   l-"!."i, 107.    The majority
of    t-liis    force,     117.12S,    were    scattered
abroad.    India accounted   for 71,222, and
Mgypt and   the colonies   for  I2,!K)0.    This
leaves only 102,h"i."> stationed in the I'nited
Kingdom,   and,  while  tliese  ol'licers  and
men are properly classed  as "effectives,"
a   considerable  proportion   of   them   are
needed   for   other    than    marching   and
fighting   purposes.    The   leakttge  dining
the  year amount.ed   to .'!..,-100, which   includes men  who died, deserted, were discharged,  and  transfers   to the  reserves.
The new recruits were •'!..,().",I.
Notice is hereby o-iven that the
followino- taxes on real estate and
improvements for,the year 1898 are
now due and payable at the oflice
of the city"' clerk, on Josephine
street,   namely: ,
Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G. O. Buchanan, Prop.
First   class   lumber   at
Doors,   Turned
rig'ht   prices     Also   a   full   line   of   Sash,
Work,  el a,  constantly on  hand.
6    mills    for
expenditures.      •        .. ■    ..
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, 1898, a rebate of one
mill will be allowed on the rate
for general municipal expenditures.
Thomas M. Ward, Collector.
Nelson, B.C., July 19th,  1898.
Totiik Ki.ki'Tiiks ti. . i:i,soN Itim.vi . Ckxti.k.mi-:. :•-
Having received su niany coiigratiiliilory ma-wagiM upon
my appoiniiuciil, '.n a. caliinol posit ion in Ilu- .nvurnincut,
il. hi-cnuies int-irniticnl upon nie to pnhlicly extend li'nirly
iinrl sincere thanks for I Iicm: many kind expressions. I
appreciate In llio fullest llie very valuable services of
Ihose who laliored so actively and successfully in pressing Koolenay s claims for representation in the new
cabinet. It will be my sole aim to further, as far as in
im.- lies, tin- In. 1 interests of Ihis grcal province, am! I
Iriisttlial niyeoiiducl in my new ollieial ca|iacity will
merit l.lic approval of llie electors of llic Xelson riding.
I have (lie honor lo be. .gentlemen.  Your: .
.1. I''i:i:n Iliwti:.
Yard:   Foot Hendryx Street       JOHN RAE? Agent.
Manufactured by The Georg-e E. Tuckett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS
in elson
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Architects, Builders, and Joiners.
Requiring Thoroughly Seasoned  Lumber   Call   and
Inspect Our Stock.
In slock l.llfil.inii feel  of flooring, lining mouldings, doors, sashes, and every description of .joinery constantly on
hand.   Screen doors and windows iiliulc to order.
Cor. Hall and Front Sts. A •     VV ■.    Grih__~l JL\
communications relating  to   British' Columbia  business to be addressed   to P.O.  Drawer
505, Nelson, British Columbia
J.  RODERICK ROBERTSON, General  Manager;
S. S FOWLER, E.M.,  Mining Engineer I.
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___ic_i__fsuvni«iifli TM1C  1. i >-  .IM  1  <��� T  ) IN  !.:  K[.LSO>  15.  C, SATURDAY, AIM. UST  ���- ���T : r^~. __���--.   .."     .-._'.-.  1.     . , I  o  I.  !_. -_?-!_.  Capital, r1^4- -  $12,000,000  Rest.  0,000,000  \.0\VO STUA'I'IIC'OXA  AND   MT.  ROYAL, Pro. .(lent  ilon.    __0.   A.   DIM.J.MMON1J....: Vico-1.esklent  '���:   B. OJ.OU S TON ' (iem.nl AI.-i n.iKor  OF HALIFAX  CAPITAL,  SURPLUS,  $1,500,000  $1,175,000  isr.rr.r^soTsr e_.__3sroi-i  N". W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.       nitiNClll_   IN       'LONDON   (ElTi��I:i.nrt),   N.15W   VORK.,   CHICAGO  and in the iirineip.'d cities in Canada.  II .y   iinrl   -.-II   -~! i'i-li!i;/   Kxeluing-   .un!   ('a!.:.'  Trail  _���������_���  ..i. >\-r i-ii,\r,ii.-.Kc:i >i.  .������!' i is .ci-:i.i i ic- rut.oils,  'available in anv   .  ir' nf the noi'ld.  ��� in,u-Trt is��n:ii   mi.i.i (������-!!*_.   Mini.; kti;.  SAVING'S BANK BRANCH.  KATK OF INTICIMCST (at p_. ei.l I ,'i Per Ociil.  EUROPE'S   OUTLOOK  Speculation as to the Probable Outcome of  the Eastern Problem.  Hurope's sliaru in the re.ji-.'. in. over the  r.-.stM.li.hment of j>.-i oo in Cliri.si _!i(lom  is di .'.n-hed by tho gloomy rorebudi;ij���.<  thiitifc will not bo permitted to remriiii  long unbroken. Thc-:e iears lind fn.-ost  expression in _n_hm<l, find I.iigl. nd isr_ie  only country which is considering the  necessity oi breaking the pence of' Lhe  world in the near future. In otlier woids,  Kugiand i.s the only country which will  perhaps, turn thu diplomatic* war now  raging iu the far east into a physical war.  No continental government believes  that England will venture to do this, tind  therefore the consequence-* of the signature of the peace protocol at Washington  are being discussed in all the continental  capitals without reference to the immediate crisis in China, which is absorbing  I .ngiish attention. ���  The most important feat tiro of European  ci .nm.iit is the universal recognition of  the tact that henceforth there is'a great  potentiality which must be reckoned with  in considering every question involving  the, rights and intere.-ts of nations. It is  interesting to note how complete'if not-  ungrudging this recognition hits become  during tho past four months.  There is not the slightest sign of a disposition to raise opposition to the terms  ot peace as far as'they are defined in the  protocol. There is no voice of protest yet  against America retaining the Philippines  or so much of them as is of political im-  portanc.. It is, indeed, regarded as a  foregone conclusion that, the islands will  become virtually American as the result  of the. Paris conference.  .. It is hoped, ho wove'-, by most oi the  continental chancelleries that Spain, by  cajolery, pleading, or superior guile, will  succeed in retaining her Asiatic, group,  and the Spanish government will probably  receive secret- aid in the shape of the best  advice the diplomatic wiles of the continent can suggest., But the Philippine  .; question h. bound up in the general Asiatic  crisis, which is certain to take new and  perhaps unexpected shape before the  peace commissiongets well at work. The  position of most of the European powers,  therefore, is still undefined.  Russia's course iu heaping humiliation  after humiliation upon England is relentless and apparently regardless of consequences. It is not true, however, that  liussia is deliberately inciting Great  Britain into war. It is believed in St.  Petersburg, and throughout Europe i'or  that matter, that nothing which may  happen in China will force lord Salisbury  to draw the sword. The chief belief for  this is the well known fact of the queen's  determination-never, under any circumstances, to sign another declaration of  war. ���'.,."  The question is how i'ar it will be safe  tor England's rivals to trust to this assumption. There is a, point beyond which  the queen herself would, be powerless.  There have been indications in the past  few days that this point is almost within  sight. Public sentiment throughout England is deeply stirred. - Lord Salisbury's  critics today number the great majority  of Englishmen. His own party almost  unanimously condemn him. There is not  a newspaper of consequence in Great Britain which has not attacked and criticised  t.he eastern policy of the government during the week. Public opinion in England  is undemonstrative until it can hear no  more. Then it is insistent and coercive.  The limits of passive submission to repeated humiliation have well-nigh been  reached. According to all indications  there-is already open rebellion against  lord Salisbury, and public opinion will  even over-ride t.lie wishes of the queen  herself if it is once convinced that the  national honor and national interests are  at stake.  This condition of public mind will probably force the government before long to  do one of two things: Kither i'otcibly to  intervene alone or in conjunction with the  United States to keep open the markets  of China or to accept the dismemberment  of the Chinese empire, toward which  events are obviously hastening, and  secure whatever is possible for the British  share.  There is reason to believe that llussia,  France and Germany hope that, lord Salisbury will resort, to tiie latter policy. It is  almost certain that tliese ���powers are so  far agreed that they expect to restrict the  British share in .such a division of the  pi-He to very narrow limits. The United  States, of course, would get nothing, a.s  it wants nothing territorhilly, but it  would be inevitably shut out of markets  wliich it does want, except such as Great  Britain might kindly consent to share  with it in the British section.  There i.s one course open which not even  Ilnssian diplomats deny would prove  effective.    If the l.iitcd States and Great  A SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  i  has been established in connection with the Nelson  Branch of this Bank.   ���  DEPOSITS OF $1 AND UPWARDS  received, and current rate of interest allowed (at present 3  per cent, per annum).  GEORGE K.DD. lYIanag-er.  Britain should deli vera joint dcrinr. t ion  that they will not permit the markets of  China to li.* i-lo-ed liy any power, no  country or cuiiibii'M ' i, in of countries will  ciii-' ;i,;ii'.---|:'  ilmt  ��� h,!-'1 . ::g( .  Th-'-!-!; i'w- \ ������( jo-' if.viug the  bc-  lii-l" t im ' iniy -.���; i. ii - c. >:,-.. (pie lire- will u-  Milt to Spiiu li'.'.-,. ' oe makiiii. of peace.  ()������ i h** .it her hnml. i ho public feeling in  Spain i-.i)i.i'iil'iilnio"! (inn i-i*s;il relief, it  will li-" (Milieu I r, ai-eoi ding to ttli account.,  I'or tlu: Cm iists to ebatige this sentiment  to reselli ineiit ih'i'I- t be terms of the protocol, which has been ihoii* long announced  programme.                THE   ORDER   OP   PRECEDENCE.  Why the British Admiral Has His Name Fii-sl  on the Show Bill.  That little squabble between lieutenant  governor Mclnnes anil lhe admiral in  command tib Esquimalt; a.s to whose name  should come, first on the play bill, litis  caused some enquiry to be made into the  mutter.  The table of precedence, which is on  (ih; at ihe'deptirtmetif. of the secretary of  state, at Ottawa, directs that the adinir. I  shall precede the lieiuenant-govenior, if  he is in command. In a province the  lieutenant-governor represents the crown.  According to the ridiculous ttible of precedence, as promulgated by the colonial  secretary iu 1N79, tho ropresentntive of  thecrowti must; walk second to an admiral,  though in England no provision is made  at. all for an admiral, as such, in the table  of precedence, anil iu London an admiral  would have to-walk behind t.he mayor of-  that city. The whole table of precedence  for Canada is a rank absurdity. According to it. in a state ceremonial, the prime  minister of Canada, who advises the  crown and represent, the whole people  more than any other individual, would  have to walk behind a bishop, a rule laid  down by those who are accustomed to the  archbishop of Canterbury coming imme-  dia.reiy after lhe royai family. By the  Canadian table of precedence a major-  general in the impet iai army, serving iu  the Dominion, would precede I he speaker  of the hou.-e of commons of Canada. This  might bo all very well in a military country, but it is all wrong in Canada, and if  Canada is lo have a tableof precedence the���  sooner it is revised the better, and revised  nor, by the college of Heralds or other  British functionaries, according to their  own idea of etiquette and good taste, but  acccording to the ideas that prevail in  Canada.'' Such tables in, England are  drawn up in respect- bo ecclesiastics  with the notion uppermost of a state  ehurclr; and accordingly, while the bishops  come immediately after the lieutenant-  governor, there is no place provided for  moderator of the general assembly of the  Presbyterian church, for, the general  superintendent, of the MetJiodist- church,  or for the heads of any other church in  Canada except1those churches with the  episcopal form of government.  FOSTER   ON   AN   EXPORT   DUTY.  The speech delivered by lion. George E.  Foster iii the lirehall two cwe9ks ago, is  receiving considerable attention from the  papers friendly to the present federal  administration, whose policy, the speaker-  attacked. The Winnipeg "'.Free Press  charges Hon. Mr. Foster "with insincerity  in his remarks upon the desirability oi:'  assisting the smelting industry, and represents the ex-minister of finance as  using his influence in the house to defeat  the effori'.s of Mr. Blair to impose an export duty upon. ore. '       ,  The Free Press says: "Mr. Foster also  "told the people that the late government  had granted a bonus on all silver-lead ore,  but that the Liberal government had not  paid one cent to encourage the smelting  industry in British Columbia. He did not  tell them that when Mr. Blair, in the  House of Commons, suggested export, duties on ores, expressing the opinion that it  might, lead to the development of a profitable smelter enterprise in British 'Columbia, Mr. Foster objected, and warned Mr.  Blair that lo cut off the United States as  a smelting ground for British Columbia  ores might damage the mining properties  and destroy their prolits. Mr. Foster was  speaking tis a man who had investments  in silver-lead properties himself. So, if  the Liberal government has not paid, one  cent to encourage the smelter industry in  British Columbia, Mr.. Foster knows lie  used his position in 'parliament,' which is  one of great influence, to discourage. Mr.  Blah* in his policy of building up a smelting industry in British.Columbia."  Canada's Indians and their Earnings.  A return presented in the Dominion  parliament gives the Indian population of  Canada as .!),'. il, and they are scattered  through all the provinces. Nearly three  quarters of the whole number belong to  some religious denomination, the Catholics numbering-!!, .12, the Anglicans Ifi,I:_),  and the Methodist l(),_0... the rest being  divided among oilier Christian bodies.  Of those not registered in known religious  sects about sixteen thousand are pagans,  probably keeping up some form of native  worship, but making no particular display thereof and eluding statistical tabulations. From tin industrial point of view  the Canadian Indians make a very respectable showing, their earnings last year  footing up about $2,500,000.  iu_h:_e_]  ISfBZ  OF   ���  ^___jL-3 Ua^  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.  PRINCE   OF'   WAL . ,-   T. COME.  Some Interest:!)/.- Statistics of   Hs_    Financial  1  . Ali'air...    ,  Much h.'i'-- been   -aid  of  laic,  concerning  the   incomes   of   II.   I..   II   the   prince  of  Wales.    Ir. would lie as  well  tostate  the  exact,  lignr'c-';    Since   lf;<��'">   the   ptince of  Wales has drawn =_-10,000 ,-t year from the  i-on-'oiidaled iund.    The  l_r_o>. source of  tin*   pi ii ice's   income,   however,    are   the  revenue- of the dii'-hy of Conn.. li.    This  propiM-l.y.- \\ hich was lirst, granted  to the  Black prince, eldest  son of   Edward   !![.,  in JH:j7, on ihe understanding that   in default of male  is--ue  the  rovi-nuey should  revert to the sovereign, was  only  worth  in the time of William 1JI. ��0000, sinking  as  low as ��2000  in   the reign   of queen  Anne.    Under   the   wi.-e  mainigenionr.  ot  the  prince consort,   the   duchy  so"  prospered   that   the    accumulations   of    the  prince's minority amounted to ��001,77)1. or,  according  to  sir  Charles  Dilke, ��71 ..000.  But of this sum ��220.000 was  laid   out.  in  the purchased of S.-iudi-inghani. an  estate  of SOTO  acre", now   worth ��S0Il,and   the  balance iu rebuilding.  The income of the duchy of Cornwall  w*is last year ��7)7.788 1 t- (id, in addition to  ��10,210, an annual sum paid by the country as compensation for the abolition of  certain ancient dues on the tin coinage  and in lieu of post groat-.and white rents.  The total revenue of the duchy is therefore .T'.Ol. Ms (id. The prince is also  colonel of the Tenth Hussars, an honorary  post worth ��1300 a year. On t.he prince's  marriage he was voted ������2-'i,-15. to defray,  the expenses, and f he princess Alexandria  ��10.00. a year.r.to lie increased to ��.0.000 in  the event of her surviving him. When  tiie prince visited Indie, in 1877), t.he nation  gave him ��112,000 towards his expenses,  stipulating t hat ��00.000 of this should be  expended on present*--. The prince of  Wales has undertaken by a recent, act. to  provide for his children out of a sum of  ��.0.000 a year voted annually by parliament. Some y-.us since he sold to the  queen Birk Hall, an estate he inherited  Irom his father, for, it is said. ��120,000.  The prince lives rent free a! Marlborough  House, paying neither rent', rates, nor  taxes, The repairs, which are defrayed  by t.he country, at'ioum.rd last year to  ��2000 I.s Gd. When he visits the continent  the expenses oi' the passage amounting, as  a rule, to ��140, -.are defrayed by tiie  country.  ��� The prince is patron of twenty-two livings, worth ��70oS and his total income is  ��174,298 a year. Last year the duke of  York drew as a naval captain, with full,  half-pay, and allowances, ��231 18s 9d.  The ex-empress of Germany, princess  royal of England, has a pension, from (his  country of ��8000. On the occasion of her  marriage ��10,000 was voted as a dowry,  and ��5000 for fitting u\) the Chapel Royal  for the wedding, the expenses of which  amounted to ��20,000. Til! last year the  conn try. lias also defrayed 'the expenses of  trips to this country, lint the ministry of  the year 1.801 declared that lor the future  air members of the royal family would  defray their own expenses, with the exception of the que. u and the prince of  Wales., ... ���...__   ' Predicts Smooth Sailing-for Semlin  Toronto Telegram :. Al! that is good in  the liberalism of British Columbia has  been working with Charles Semlin for  years, and to speak of the ministry which  .lie is forming as a conservative government is to ignore the facts. It has beeu  the good fortune of Joseph -Martin to . be  identified with the defeat of a ministry,  which relied chielh' on conservative  sources of strength, and the formation of  ���ministry which'must rely chiefly on. liberal sources of strength. There is not  much fear that the "crisis" will continue.  The Semlin-Martin government.can start  with half the house, exclusive af independents,, aiid with the certainty of  gaining in the bye-elections whenever  a constituency is opened. The Turner  ���i'ollowi-'g is weaker even than it looks.  Power was its whole stock in trade, it  litis lost power., and deprived of the control of the resources which enabled it to  bafile, and for a time defeat the force of  public opinion, the beaten ministry can  make no stand at all against the outraged  sentiment of a province which it wronged  in tho day of its power.  German Advico to Spain.  "'The.adviee of the Berlin papers to'..Spaiii  is to accept, the loss of the colonies philosophically, and not to regard it as au  open wound to be healed by revenge.  The sensible advico to Spain would be to  pub away her tyrannies and her sapersti-  stions, to educate her children, teach  them to work and Lo become self-respectful aud earnest men aud women.  NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING  TIi0 iitmuiil nie. .tin. of tliu .-liiiP.-li'il'l'Ts of llic Nel-on  Kli'ijlrii: l.igli! Company, l.iniitcil, of NcNon. lirilish  Culiiniliiii. will In; ln-lil til tIn.; coiiiiinii.v'fi olllco in NY'l .in.  on Monil.-iy. .1 ���.plcntl-cr ;"il li. I.S1I.-i, fni'tlio |>nej.o-��- of olr.r.l-  in. <lir,.'cloi-s iin,-| ilu: trim-art ion of any o!Ikt l.n..ness  I lull may l:e w.'ccss'iry.  J.  II.  .���VIA.Il_.SON. .  _,'_:l.-i|-y.  Nelson. I'., l.'.. Aiife'tist :SnI. IM). .  ATLANTIC   STEAMSHIP   TICKETS.  TiiimkI from Kin-opc-ui points via Oiiiiii.li.-in ami American liiK-.-;. Apply for sailing date-:, rale-, ticket.-, ami  full informal ion lo anv (..'anailian I'licillcniihvay n^'-nl or  OKI). K.   l:i._|{. O.  P.  K. Aki-'hI.   Nelson.  WIU.IAM STI'IT,   . om-ral S. S, At;enl, Winnip ...  LiCEN'SE AUTHO .IZIN . AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY TO CARKY ON  BUSINESS.  ;  ���To.'.iCiMI.     ..-'I'.   1S.J7.--  <>jjvaiia :        , I  l'!t.  VI. CH OK  1   .CITI.SII C'OU'.MHtA. ' ,  *-*.,   't l.  rrnii-. IS TO OKItTl. V Hint. Hi. "Atli-il. .'-i (inlil  -*- ._ino, l.iniitc .." is . ullioriKc-il .nil lieun-vd In carry  on lm-ico-. vi-iiiiin the Province ol Urit i-i. 1 'oliimlila, .mil  10 carry out and . 'fuel, .illorimy oi I !iuu!,.i(.'cLs liereiiiaftoi'  m:I forth to whii-li llie lo^i-lalive ;m'.Iloi-ily of llio legi .a-  Iuro of lii-if.ish Columbia c\-_ik1 .  Thu head otlice of the ('omjiaiiy is niluiil. at Xo. Hi,  Qnccn Victoria Srrecl. London, . ii_lnnrl.  The amount of lhe capital of (ho Company i.s ��_ .,0(10.  divided into 21 li),110!).-hares of one pound each.  The head olllce of lhe Coinpiiny ill ihi.s J'rovincc is  . .male in Nelson, and h'tlwai'd Nelson ..ell. mining engineer, whose address is Ncl-on aforesaid, i- t.he. ntionioy  fot* I lie Company.  Tins ulijecis lor whi.-h lhe Company Im ��� been <.i:ib-  lislicl are:  i.i.l To enter imo, execute, and .1 .���>������- into i-tlbet,  eitliei- Willi or wUliou! nrnlitli .linn, an a^i .eineiit,  daled the _i.l I'.r.y of March, A. I). ISli . and expressed  to Ins in..do uei'.vi'eii Arllinr I .iiui-son Kami, a-i lru~lce  for ih i AlliLib.isea Cold .Mining Company. ��� i'nicil I.i i-  liiiil.\,iif lhe one par!,.ilid llic Urilldi Co'iunbia ami  New l-'i.-itl ( .di iU-'-t. i"o: por.ilion, Limi ..I -f I lie ..tlii'i-  li.irl. heiuK au a^rcenieiil I'm-tin- piij-eiin--��� ..f all i ii ���  iiiin i-'-.; 1'lj.ii1. coiK-i'.-i'in-. under; i.in ; !��� ��� -i.i-.-!- ,.u !  Kuud .vill ,il' llic AI ti.11'ii.-.,-:i Oold .Mini.-..: ��� '.iii.,i.in.\, '.i.-ni-  ti',1 Liability, and ul. > lo .aeipiire olhcr ,'.iM'iii.--,'c',nri-.-  .-i'ni-. lcii.-i'i., el'iiiii.-. license-, nr aulho'-iii .-. of and hit  niini- . iiilniir. riidn.s, lands, mineral proper.'ie-. \v:iii-r  and oilier rijrhts. in Cnnada or el-ev. here, and cither  iiljii.litlely or condil ioniilly, anil eilhi-r . .dely in-jointly  wilh others:  (b.l To explore, open ,-iinl ho, k elaini.s or mine;. and  nose and (ii;. .".ml iiuarry for (,'old. silver, milium!, ores,  diamonds una precious .stones, coal.--, oarlh and oilier  .-.ub-Lunccs, and lo carry on the business of [\ Company  tr.ii'iui; in such iinitcriiils in all its branches:  (i-.i To aeiiuiro by ]iurchiise, couces.-ion or lease, or to  take in (.'.change, or oi.herwisc, or lo creel or construct,  and v\ beuover necessary to ulLer building, railways,  l ram ways, roads, .shatLs, fin-iinucs, works for ismelling:, or  olherwise for Ircaliny, removiiwand storiiif,' inelals and  mineral-, and druining and piinipii)_ appliances,or water  works for tho purpose of working lhe mines or claimsfor,  tin; lime being bclongiiiglo I ho Com puny, or r.o any oilier  eoinjiany or person or persons, and for the purpose of  crushing, workin. , nianufactiiring, tmrifying, cutting,  poli-hiugor otherwise dealing with gold, .silver, precious  metals, minerals.'ores, coals, diamonds and precious  slone.-i. earlh and other substances, whether belonging  Lo ihe Company or to any person or persons:  (il.) To acciiiirc, carry on and undertake all or any  part of the business, proporl.vOiind liabilities, of any person or company carrying ou business which I he Company  i.s authorised to carry on, or possessed of properly or  rights .suitable for any of the purposes of the Conipany,  audio purchase, acciiiire. sell and deal with shares or  stock of any such person or company:  (o.) To enter into partnership or into any arrangement for .-.baring prolils. union of interests or joint adventure with any person or company carrying on or  iilmul to carry on "any business wliich this Company is  authorised to carry on, or any business or transaction  capable of being conducted so tis, directly or indirectly,  to lienclil lhe company, and to take or otherwise aeiiuiro  and hold shares or st. . urit ies of any such company:  (I'.l To acipdre any invention capable of being used  for any of the purposes of the Company, und to acipiire  any letters patent, privileges or concessions of an analogous character, wheilier British or foreign, granted in  i'c.-|icet of any such invention:  ( . I To acquire and grant licenses to work and use any  invention which the Company is authorised to acquire:  (li.) To pm . base, take on lease, or in exchange, hire or  otherwise acquire any land, rcalaud personal property,  anil any right.-, or privileges which the Company may  thin!: necessary or convenient for the purposes of its  bii.-inc-.. and in particular any liinds. buildings, niachin-  ci-v. license-', trade marks, easements and privileges. To  in vest, (he moneys of the Company not immediately requited ui)on _i.li securities as may from time to time be  determined. To pay for any such properties, rights or  privileges either in shares ol the Company, or partly in  cash and partly by shares, or otherwise:  (i.) To make, accept, endorse mill execute promissory  notes, biils of exchange, and other negotiable instruments not connected wilh the business oi' the Company:  (j,) To sell, improve, manago.develop, lease, mortgage,  di.-.po.so of, give iu exchange, turn to account, or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property and rights  of llie Company, including the granting of power to  work, on any terms which may from tune to time be  deemed liL, any mines or claims of the Company:  (If.) To sell the undertaking of Ibe Company, or iiny  part thereof, for such consideration as the Company  may think lit, and in particular for shares, debentures or  seeiirilie.s of any other company having objects altogether or in part similar to those of the Company:  (1.1 To promote and form, anil be intcrcsteu. aud to  take, hold and dispose of shares in olhcr companies for  all or any of the objects mentioned iu this Memorandum,  ami to transfer to any such compiiny any property of the  Company, and to lake or otherwise acquire, hold and  dispose of shares, debentures or other .securities in or of  any such company, sind to subsidize or otherwise assi��l  anv such company:  (m.) To pay and agree to pay a commission or other  remuncralion 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 Llic placing of any shares or securities  of tiie Company, or of companies which it may promote  or be interested in :  (u ) To borrow or raise money in.such manner as the  Company may think tit, and in particular by the issue  of debentures or debenture stock, or perpetual annuities,  and in security of such money so borrowed or raised to  mortgage, pledge or charge the whole or any part of the  property, assets or revenue of the Conipany, present or  future (including its uncalled capital), by special assignment or otherwise, or to'transfer or'convey the same  absolutely or in trust, and to give the lenders powers of  sale and the other usual and necessary powers:  (o.) To distribute any of the prolits as assets of the  Company in .specieanioiig the men i hers, 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  British Colon.1, or Dependency, or in any foreign country  or | ilacc beyond tho seas:  (q.) To open and keep a colonial or foreign register or  registers iii any British Colony or Dependency, or in any  foreign country or place beyond the seas, and to allocate  any number of I ho shares in 1 he Company lo such register or registers:  , (r.) To do all or any of the above things, either as  principals or agents, and cither 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 Llic attainment; of the above objects, or any  of l.hcin: '    . ��� ���    '  (t.) And it is hereby declared tluit in this Memorandum the word "Company," except where used in reference to the Company,, shall be deemed to include any  partnci'ship or other body of persons, whether corporate  or incorporate, and whether 'domiciled in the United  Kingdom or elsewhere. ���_    ���  (liven under my hand, and seal of oilice at Victoria.  Province of British Columbia, this _Ut.li day of June, one  thousand eight hundred nny ninety-eight.  [i..s.f "  '   .   * H. V. WOOTTON,  Kegisirar of Joint Stock Companies.  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Province of  British  Columbia,''Xelson. West  Kootenay,  to-wit:  Bv virtue of warrants of execution issued out of die  supreme court, nf Hritish Columbia, and county conn,  at llic suit of Ocrge ('. Tuns'all, the younger, and  Bourne Brothers, of l.'ev'el.sinke. British Columbia,  plaintiffs, and lo me directed against. Ibe goods and  chattels of William Austin Jowett. defendant, I have  seb'.od and taken in execution all llie right, title aud interest, of said defendant. William Austin Jowett, said to  he twenty-live thousand .-hares of'.-|,.���;k li'i.lioii). more or  le-,. in the C. y. (.:. .Miniiif,'(.'onipaiuji'. to recover Ibe sum  of .���?'.';i2 .!_ amount of said executions, besides interest,  sheriif's poundage and nil olhcr legal eostsand ineidenlal  expenses, nil of which I . .mil cxpi. r for sale m-snllieienl  thereof lo satisfy said judg mcnl, debt and >, .1-'. at the  front of tlie conrf house in the city of Nolson. IS. C. on  the scvenih day nf September. A. 11. IS'.', at the hour of  II o'clock in the foi'.nnoii.  N(iti-;: Intending pur.'li.-i.scrs will >ali-,l'y Ilu inseivcs  as to interest, and Lille nf .-aid defendant.  WILLIAM  I'.  ItOBINSO.V.  Deputy  Sherill'.  Dated. A ugir-LITIh. IN!is.  STEAM  TUG   FOR   SALE   B.LOW   COST.  One lug nboul 10 feel long by 7 feet beam, frame of  natural oak crook-', double framed and mil log ether al  the coast, planked and liuished ul ICaslo with special lir  limber. Has one waler luoc boiler of -U II. I'., t-o.-tod to  ���_.() pounds C. W. T��� fash-nod throughout with galvanized iron: two double reciprocating revor.-Jble engines:  one special Marsh sleaiu pump; one double tub" metro-  pulitutrinicelor; luvi.-s side light . lirass ..leering wheel,  I'lc. Killed and l!ni-hed liirougliuiil and within in lir-l  class order  1    The  Following Machinery at a Bargain;.  One steel ii],right boiler wilh litling- complete, !-' II.  I'., hut little u-ed: one double reciprocating.-qua re piston  Mnlionurv engine. 7-H.i II. I'.. Ivhiiiuiii. - complete: fly  wheel. _r'bv .V.. rcvolut inns L'l" X 111". Im' little used: see-  tioii.'tl. en ii. be lii-ok.-ii inh> light weight.s for packing: I'.vo  drag sawseomplel". two -nv.s e:,eh;oiie heavy ad.lli-l-  ahle wood spli-ier: one lot .of sluti'ling. hearings. Uood-  s|ilil pulleys, helling, eh'.     I'or parliculary apply to  HAMILTON BYERS,  Kaslo,  Sandon.,  Holson,   B.  0.  TO    JLEASE.  I'ur ii term of vein., llic Northwest half of Block Km, ill  llic cily of Net-on,   Address Box .',_', Nelson.  rdim\  Received Daily from Spokane at the  Till.: CirKAI'KST BLACK if TiXE citv kor kruith ok all kinds.  MILLS '& LCTT, Cor. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelson.  T���c ��/..r;ngoi,eason f,,>een^ papke^ Reil]jngl{)11) oiabrougli, and W. Ricliai'ils Guns  The most complete line of guns and Llio lowest prices in the Dominion.  TISDALJLJS      GrTXJI.       STOEE,     V_NOOt__ER  AGKSMITHING PO  EXPERT H0f{SESH0ESNG  Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Glass Wheelwright  Special attention given to al! lynds of repairing  ai|d custom worl*; from outside points  SHOP:   Gor. Baker ai|d Hall Sts. JMson.  DTIOE  Owners of 1. ii iu lidc miiici-iil cl.-iims, Llio  surfiico ut" wliic-li bolniigH lo tin's Coniptiny,  who desire to ;i.(|uii-o title to .sneli surfuco,  sliould nitiko iippliciiiion for same at once,  as the Company is now receiving numerous  applications for the purchase of land in the  vicinity of Kossland, and along the line of  the Nelson c. Fort .Sheppard Railway, and  it i.s the desire of the Compiiny to give the  owners of bona lido mineral claims the first  privilege of piin-itasino- the .surface of such  claim.  /kelson & Fort Sheppard Railway Co.  Notice   of  Application'-for - Certificate.', of  Improvements.  ���(.1X0  Ol'- Till.   |.-Ol:l_T  JMINKKAl, CLAIM,  SITLMTH  IX TIIK  xi:r_o. .minim; nivisioxpi- wkst kootk. av uistkict  AXD I.OCATKI) OXK .Mf I.E.VvHST 0. ���. . IVKOl'T CUIilCIC AXD  I'-OUli JMIU_ SOU'fllWKS'l' oi-- xi:i..sox.  . Take notice that I. .1. II. II. Kairuairn, of ICaslo, B. C,  acting a.s agent for II. T. Aitkin, free miner's certilicate  No. 2-IS1. intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  td the'iniiiiiiK recorder for a certilicate of iinprovcnient.s  for the purpose of ohtainiii.tf a, crown graiil of the above  eiaim. And further lake notice that action under .section  :f7. must be eomnienccd before the issuance of siich certilicate of improvements. : J. Al. It. l-WIKHAIItN.  Dated this ISth day of August, lStlS.  Notice of  Application   Tor   Certificate   of  Improvements.  WIIITK CI.OUI), lll.L"K .IACI . VMI.I.OW JACK', SI'IT/XC IIL'1,1,.  111,1'IC JACK KUAC'I'IOX. VKI.I.OW .IACIC FItACTIO.V, AXI>  SITTINC. Ut "I.I. KUACTION .MIXKItAI. CI.Al.MS, SITITATK  ��� I.V TIIK XELSON MIXI.VJ; IIIVISIO.V OK ICOOTKNAV UI.S-  TK1CT. AM) f.OCATi. l ON TIIK NOHTII SIDB Ol'- SIIKKI'  CRKEI  . Xi:.M: IIKAIC ('KKHIC.  Take notice tiiat I. .1. A. Kirk, actin. ns ngent for the  Snlmo Consolidated Gold Alinin. & Development Compiiny, Limited Liability, free miner's certilicate Xo.  I.'I.MOa, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the mining rccorde)' for a certilicate of improvements,  for the inirpo.se of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claims.  And furl her take notice that action, under section A~.  must he commenced before the issuance of-,such eertili-  cate of iinprovenicnt.s. ,lv!A. KIl'lv.  Dated this With day of July, I SOS. [July until]  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  KIRKWALL MINKKAL CLAIM, SITCATK I.V THE XKLSO.V  ���MIXIXC DIVISION OK WKST KOOTENAV DISTRICT, AND  LOCATED ON .MORNI.N'f.' .MOI'XIA IN. I-'OCI! MI LKS SOC'I'll-  U'K.ST Ol'- SKLSON AND IS SOUTH WEST OI.'.ICNO M. C.  Take notice that l.'.l. M. It. l-'airhairn, (,f ICaslo. I!. (,'..  acting as agent for T. Kendall, free miner's eerlilieatc  No. 2-S2'.). intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the mining recorder for a eert.ili,. .to of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown .run. of the above  claim. A nd further la ke licit he t hat action under sect ion  :<T. iiltisl. la-comiiu'iiei'il before the-issuance of such certilicate of improvements. .1. . I. It. I'-Ali:i!.\!lt.\'.  Dated I his |S;h day of A sigust. ISl'l..  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  .M'NO MINKIMI. CLAIM. .ITI-AT!-: IX TIIK NELSON MIXIXC  DIVISION OK UiJST KOI'l'l-l'.VAV OISTRI'"!', AM, I.OCATKI)  ON WES'I'SIDE Ol'OIVEOC'I'CHEEK. KOI'l: AND A 11.\ I.I-  MILKS SIIE'I'IIWEST Ol'' NELSON. A ll.IOI.VIM; Kl.V'i III'  TIIE  roll EST MIN.IMI. CLAIM.  ���|',ikei,,,ii"e dial I..I. .M. It. l-'aii-bairn. of ICaslo. I!. C.  a,ting as agi id for J. ... Ne-.-, lie,, miner's ('crlillcate  Xo. _.'��. ii J. intend sixti days from I he d.it.e hereof, to apply  to the mining re-or, let- i'or a eerl.il lent,; of improvement .  for lhe purpose of (,1,1aining a crown gram, of t he above  claim. And furl her take notice that ael.ion. under sec-'  I ii.-) '17, iiin-I he commenced before lhe Issuance of -ueh  reriilieaii'.of improvements. ,!. M. li. l-'.\ IIIIIA I ItN.  Dated this 1stD day of August, ISlis.  SHERIFFS   SALE.  Between Duluth and Bufi-alo  via the magnificent passenger  steamships u North West"  and "North Land."  "Pouching en route: " The  Soo," Mackinac Island, Dk-  troit,  and Cleveland.  Connecting at Buffalo for New  York and Boston. Also at  lake ports for all points East  ancl South.  Two rlnily Great Northern triu'n.s (Eastern  .Railwuy oi 3rinnc.so(.a), from St. Paul and  Minneapolis connect with stx-am.!. at Duluth.  Before rlccidin,o on your route to the ij^ast  call on agents of (Jreat Northern Pailwtty,  or write.  F.  I. WHITNEY, G.P. & T.A., St. Paul  (Handsomely lllusi rative descriplivc muller  sent ou request.)  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  AND   SOO   PACIFIC   LINE  Tl]e Direct and Superior Service Route from the  Kootenay Country to all Points East,  West, |.or.h an.d South-  Tourist Gars (Models of Comfort) Pass Revelstoke Daily to  St. Paul.    Daily Except Wednesday to Eastern Points.  COITOSrECTIOITS  Rossland  and  Main. Line  Poiqts.  Leave.                                 D.  IIA Arrive.  II:|() p. in  XK1.SOX. 10::. _ p. m.  Slocan  City,   Slocan  Lake Points and Sandon.  Leave.  !):fi() u. in...  Dailv Kxcept Sundav   :'.. XI .,..._���   Arrive.  :-.'() i>. in.  Kootenay Lake-Kaslo R.oute-Stoatiier Kokanee.  Haily  Kxcept .Sundav Arrive.  ...:....SF.LHOS ." ll:0'i n. m.  Leave.  ���I:(.']'). m....  '.ooteqay River Route-Steamer Nelson.  Leave.                               DAILY. Arrive.  7:00 n. in..' XKLSDX. 11):: . p. in.  Makes outward connection at. Pilot Hay wiili smarner  ICokanee, but inward such connection is uotKuarantecd.  Ktcamer calls at way ports in both directions when  signalled.  Ascertain present Iteduccd Hates and full information  hv addressing nearest local n__nt.or  CE0RCE S. BEER, City Agent, Nelson, B. C.  \V. K. AxtiKitso. , Travelin.   Passenger Agent, Xelson.  K. .1. Covi.i:, Dis't Passenger Agent, Vancouver.  Spokane Falls &,Norttiern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Tl-je only all rail rouie without change of cars  between Nelson an.d Rossland, an,d  Spokane an.d Rossland.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Leave Arrive  r>:2i) ti. m XKL-ON :'>:X> p.m.  |'j.(i."_i. m  IJO.SHLA.VIJ 12,-20 p. in.  ,S::i0 a. in  ..SPOK A XK :):10 j). in.  Tin; train licit leaves Xelson at. iSf.lln. til., makes close  ciiiiiuvliimsii! ..poknno with trains for all Pacilic Coast  points.  Passengers for Kettle River mid Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  Province of  Hritish  ('oluuihia. Xcl-oii. \\'es| ICootenay.  to-wit:  P.y viri un of u warrant of execution issued out. of the  eonnly ciiiirt of Knolenay. ul Xelson. a! the suit of .1. \V.  Smilli, plaiiilill-, nn.i to me directed against the good.-,  and chattels of John P. Miller and A. .Slalb.-rg, defend-  anl.s, I Im ve sei/.'-il anil taken in execution all llui right.  I it In ii i id i n teres | s of said defendants, John P. Miller and  A. Stallierg. in the I'ullowing mineral elaim-: " Hlach  K.igle," "Odls,- "Lucky Hill." " Hillside," " IIii;io|i.-'  '" Kva June" and " Pom I," all ul' which are si tun I e iu the  Aiiisworl h mining division and ice..riled in lhe mining  recorder's olllce in the city of Kaslo. II. ('.. lo recover the  -ii ii i of ?2lA.fi<), a Ili ii .nut ol'-iiid execution, besides -licrill'V  poiiudiigc and all olhcr legal cosls aud incidental ex.  p' n-cs, all of which I shall expose feu- -ale, or siillieiciit.  I hereof I o satisfy -aid judgment, r'tehl and co-Is, al, lhe  front of llic court house, in the eilv of Xelson. P.. ('., ON  tin- Hi'Hli day of Align-I, A. 11. l:-.!l. . al lhe I,our of 11 o'.'lock  in the forenoon.  N'iiti;: Intending |iiirehust..| . will mi i.-fj lhem<ehes  as to interest Mini t ill. ..f .-aid defendants.  WILLIAM  P.  UOIUX.-'MX.  Iicpinv Sherill'.  Hale.1. 1. il -lo, p. ('., August l-lh, I.V.).-.  HE GRANVILLE SCHOOL  Vancouver, B, C.  BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.  Principals:   The Dcmoisollos Kern,, assisted by Miss Bar-  rington, D. A., (Car-tab), who has had ffvc years  oxporienco in, Australia ;   Miss pitched, of  the F{oyal Conservatorium, Dresdoq.  The Criinvillc school will reopen on August Itilh. m  lluro Slreel. The new school house, which has been  built bv .Mile. Kern, is admirably situated on llie brow of  tin; hill* overlooking lhe harbor, and in the centre of the  west end. .  Prospecliis and all information un application to the  Principal-.  " "notice  A- uc are closing out our Xelson store September 1st.  all parties owing us accounts are requested to call aud  Millie -ame before the end of present month.  . T. OAKLAXli.  I'.ikei-  St reel. Xelson.  , 'V.^ ���/.". ���-  v3_7r��i-  i^^^i^l^li?1iisll��ii^^  ;��.-���-��� !;-�������� ���"..���'5 .X;J,  _ A ill  t* i f  **.  ii>."H_ M I ���! ���IIH,_M1 ���!������������_��� I Hill   ^'_TT_i_iri_��i__ri_�������"������"  __w_Mt__w_ii*g  TIM.   TiUIlUNI_.    N I.LiSOlN,'  I:. U. ' SATURDAY,  A UU^ST :.),   i-s!)8.  SPECIAL  SALE SHSR7  WAISTS  50c TO S5  ���*.  f^?|___. ^"^  Irvine  ^"j^  SPECIAL  OF  UP-TO-DATE  VEILINGS  HIGH-CLASS   X):R.-__r   G-OOD_  DRESS GOODS AND SiLKS |  '���'    Black   mill    ..iliii-cd    in    cwi'V    weave   in  i  vogue  nt  tlm   liilcsi.  novelties   I'm' spring  and similiter   wear.  NEW WASH FABRIC  Fabrics, in endless prot'usion, including  org.'iiirlics, lialtisl.es, linens, y.ejilivr, e.-ini-  Ijrics, lawns and   new  grenadine muslins.  LADIES' Dr|ESS SKiRTS  I "lack and navy serge, plain and figured  alpaca, brocade silk and satin shirts, dnuk  pique and denliani skirts and suits 1'or  smniner.  LADIES' SH!i]T WAISTS  Special sale oi  waist'; in  organdie,    .1'_na-  LADiES' PARASOLS ' j  'We are no',',- showing a coinpli'lc r.-inge in I  everything llio market alliird. . \  dine  and  i.-ilavellc  liiushiis.  sizes  .'!:  '.-)  lo  12, ranging i't-oin. ;"i0 cents to So each.  Shirt waist, forms in all sizes and colors  at   .0 cents each.  MENS' COLORED REGATTA A,ND  NEGLIGE SHIRTS  Vory latest and   most swagger ell'ecLs in  checks,- stripes and ])laids.  f  MENS' NEW N ECKWARE  COLLARS AND CUFFS  ��� See our 'special lines of  ready-made clothing.     Write  for samples.  NELSON,  B. C.  KASLO,  B.  SANDON,  B. C;  TS"    7"  1 iJLl    ���tl ^     WCi;  _��� �� ��  You  should  make it a point to look over the  large and   assorted stock of  Fancy ' Groceries  ocas  Which we are offering at close prices.   Everything the camper, picnicers, or  excursionist requires, can be had from  Jobbers and  Retailers in  ^&_   _**>=_ ��� _*_     I       IM 3"  rrsake a specialty of lining Railroad ar|d Steamboat Supplies  Our stock will be the most complete in Kootenay  A full line of Tools, Gutiery, 8to.es and Ranges, Granite, T\t\ aqd Wpodenware  pipe.   on a.    .0&111   c^tt^t   oysrr'  UflKo, WML .Hun, blcel, oritt  _\.a-E__"_r.,s  ^"oe,  Truax Automatic Ore Cars.    Giant Powder Go.    Jessop's Steel  13 __.__;:_" IR   STEEET   E1AST,   .TSTEIJliSON",    _3_ C-  Baker Street,  NELSON  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The new management of the Corbin  system of railways has nob made the  .hanges in tho staff which many people  predicted, and there is now every reason  to believe that with few exceptions the  old em pities will be continued in the  company's service.  K. J. Curran of the Club hotel has arranged for the giving oi a dance in the  Club on Thursday evening.  TJie members of the Baptist congregation in this city have the satisfaction of  knowing- that their new church is now  out of debt. Three services were held on  Sunday when subscriptions and collections were made amounting to some $.'300.  On Monday evening a concert was started  with $200 yet to bo secured and this was  all subscribed before tho programme was  finished. The new church cost in the  neighborhood of . 8,200.  On and after Thursday. September 1st,  the new management of the .'.6c I.S. ancl  S. F. 6c S. railway systems will put on a  Sunday service between Xelson and Spokane. It goes without saying that the  new service will be appreciated.  Tho outlitof A. G. and W. C. McLean,  the well known railway contractors arrived at HrookJyn last week, anrl the work  of moving it 10 the scene of operations-  was at once commenced. Iu the outfit  were twenty-eight head of splendid draft  horses, two miles of rails and a large assortment of wagons, carts and paraphernalia used in this character of work.  Rev. Dr. Lucas, the prohibition advocate, is on his way to this province to  assist the prohibition party in its efforts  co carry the prohibition plebiscite in the  affirmative.  A party of Great Northern ollieials  arrived in Xelson on Thursday being on a  tour of inspection of the company's new  line. The party includes C. Shield., vice-  president of tho Spokane Falls 6c Northern Company: C. f . Dixon, general freight  agent and general passenger and ticket  agent of the Spokane Falls 6c Northern  system, including its branch lines: Alfred  Jackson, the chief engineer of the system:  Robert Slicedy, roadmaster; and Mr.  Forest, chief clerk to Mr. Shields. ;  < George ��� Kydd. manager of the local  branch of the Merchants* bank of Halifax,  has .made 'arrangements for the opening  of a branch of the ^bank at Ymir. For  the present the bank will be open two or  three days a week.  The White Pass/ Railway   '  The Pacific Contract Company, Limited,  which had the construction and charge of |  the White I'ass-rail way, th..first railway j  to   be -opened   on   Alaskan  soil, has just [  shipped'north-three locomotives, ten  flat!  cars, and three passenger coaches,   which I  will immediately be put in service  on the I  completed portion of the road.     This  tends for fifteen inil.s out of Skagway, 01  to within livo miles of the summit, and is  already doing good business. The finished  sect ion includes  that  skirting   Porcupine  hill ��� -the most, dfficult section of all. from  au engineering standpoint,, and  one  that  wjis pt onoiiiH I'd impossible by-several   of  tin* engineers findir.ir their way  over   the  White l.e-i��'f rail.    Thirty box and twenty  more flat e;ii> ;i 1 e also building at Seattle  for the road, and will be -hipped north in  a ".kno.ki'd down" condition, to be set up  at Skagwav.  "Stock in Mine Supplies more Complete than Ever  Ore Cars, T-Rails, Iron Pipe and Fittings  Contractors Profits will be Better  if we are Allowed to Figure on the Hardware  _  ��'  .'f  Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes, and  Cloth Brushes. Also good values  in Sponges.  i   _r  Prescriptions Carefully Compounded       Baker Street, Nelson  TEL El'HON.  L'l  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.  I']{0_II��T  I__U VKltV  The Mortgage Tax Will Go  The report, has been well circulated  through Victoria during the past few  days thai, the new government had made  au end of that portion of the revenue act  commonly known as the mortgage tax.  Of course' the action reported has not been  taken, and could not be taken by the  government, the advisability of abolishing the mortgage tax being for parliament  to pronounce upon. As. Hon. Mr. Cotton  put it,'"the statement is of course incorrect- that the government has done away  with the mortgage tax. At the same  time those who have been paying this  tax have every reason to congratulate  themselves upon not having to pay it I'or  another year���the declarations of the  opposition in the late campaign making  this a point of policy."  Heroes Without Pedigrees.  It is pleasant to note that your ancestors were useful men or good lighters or  even dashing, superlative ruffians. But  the idea that "fighting blood" stays in a  family is childish. Who were the grand  fathers of the men who went with ITob-  son, and of the 1000 who wanted to go?  What are the pedigrees of the men who  stoked the battleships? Remember that  it was the stokers of the Oregon and  .Brooklyn that caught the Cristobal Colon.  It Lakes a game man to stand roasting  and suffocation as a, regular thing, but so  far as it is known not one of captain Phillip's hull dogs has even a brigadier-general  behind him.   It was Merely an Oversight.  The so-called disclosures regarding the  protest proceedings against A. W. Smith,  member-elect for Lillooet, really amount  to nothing. Hon. Joseph Martin has been  interviewed regarding the matter and he  'explains that the papers were made out  in duplicate, but that unfortunately A.  Ij. Bel yea, who was handling the matter,  forgot to file in the supreme court, though  copies were forwarded, as was proper, to  iMr. Smith. The only result is that the  protest against Smith is dropped through  Mr. Belyea's oversight.  passing in the session of the conference  The minister of finance will be glad to  receive any information���or expressions  of opinion���from individuals or corporations interested, on the manner in which  their particular industry may be prejudicially or advantageously affected by  any decision which may be reached by  the conference. Any communications of  this kind will receive the careful consideration of the provincial government aud  be utilized in the memoranda which it  will forward to the British representatives on the conference.  ... M  ��_���_  S  left to clear out a  complete stock of Dry Goods. .Carpets,  Furnishings, Clothing, Boots and Shoes  a friend for advice  \V. arc forced to leave inn* stand in Nelson, as mil- lease  slock is thrown on the market, at prices never before heard  of in the citv. The whole stock must he sold and the lime  i.s short,. Fifteen days of such |>rices as we are selling at will  work wonders. Come e:irly and secure a supply of goods at  closing-niit.-s;de  prices.  expires   September   1st.     No olhcr suitable stand   I  iciiiL  avai la I ile.   tins  i5^  &.9  a woman for sympathy  strangers for charity,  but for  s  OL  Go to  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  WARD STRKKT  Ituptiirin_ of nil kinds .done.  Our prices arc right.  Crew:; Nest Railway Construction.  The Crow's "so--.*; railway contractors  are making ^nod prr>gn*-;s; Tin* road lias  been .surfaced ih lay as-Bulllu .id. To miles  west of M-icii-ml and trains are now run- i  niii . as far as ( .-.-inbrook, 100 mil .s further i  west. i'Yoin (.'ran I'rook to Kootenay lake |  t.h. contractor. .xp_(.-t to make good time I  iu tiie iayiiif,' of steel. j  Ruth Profits for July  The   management  of  the Ruth mine in  the  Slocan reports   the  shipment of 888  tons of ore during the month of July, and  ���''"'" j estimates  the   profit  upon   the   same   at  ! !?|..,<)0(). ___ ,  ; British Columbia's Case Before the Commission'  j The provincial government has decided  not to send an agent to the Quebec conference. Instead of this the government  is preparing a memorandum on all the  provincial interests likely to be the subject of consideration by the conference.  This memorandum will be forwarded to  the premier, sir Wilfrid Laurier, for the  information of .himself and the. other  British members of the conference and  will he supplemented by a communication  ���of the government's views on the urgent  necessity for the most careful consideration of .British Columbia's interests and  steps will be taken to keep the government   here   fully   informed   of   what   i.s  "?_J?!S#!       \  *_____?  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-  Is something5 new, stylish, and strict-  date  for fall  wear.    Every  guar.  H  ___a___a_mic_v___7-__T7"--3vn,ji_y_jr^t��ir"fi  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  LOST- A rlo_ In.    und  li-iive nl Un* post, olllce.  fi :small   brass  aiitlior.    I'liusc  Zitirge Kale of Poorman Stocli Reported  I lector .1i-|.m\ who i.s hirgely interested  i  in :Iih ..(-.Nun | .'orm.'in  ('old Mining (Join-  j  iiaii\  iw credited with having, sold   !_(l..(K)  - !i.*�� i-e- i.f i In; coiii|).'i iiy si,,('!; un Thursday.  The    pill cIj-is-mj- y,-:is  (J.  ( !.   I   .MillOtf. of  Vail-  .oiiv.'f. but I In- price   pitid   for  the   stock  li��s out been in-iil.   public.    The Hoornmu i  mine is in excellent shape.  ! CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF   NELSON.  I'OTfCE   TO   ELECTFjIC   LIC'jT   OOftSUMEHS.  seem  man,  \n| i.'f is hi.-rci .y xivii Llia.1 all persons using oki-lnc  li),')H in ,1k: city ami . nul pnyiiiK an "all niKliL rale"  I In refor. will he clmr. ed an ndrlit jimal monthly rule for  stirli litfhl, miles.- lhe liidil..- are luni'-'l nil' ufLer business  hours in iilnrcs of husine-s, ami by I welve o'eloek in pri-  vali-re-iili'iiees.    liy order.  ���I. K. STK.U.'tr.A.  , ('II v  I .eil c.  Xelson. ||. ('.. Augusl  '..H,, |s!_.  mysterious to the : ordinary  but when it comes to knowino-  where the best shoes are to be had  for the least money, the practical  side of her nature stands out prominently. We ' haven't advertised a  bargain sale, but it has become  known that we are selling a particularly fine lot of ladies' shoes at very  moderate prices. That is enough to  bring* (hose: who like good stylish  footwear. We give a few pickings  from the large and varied stock.  NELSON SHOE STORE.  Fred X Squire  10  BRANCH MARKETS  ...    .    .    .    .  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan  District  Kaslo in Ainsworth district ���  Prepared to supply consumers with everything- in the way of fresh and cured moats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  TV** ''���'_! "i  ��� _.*���, _J .,  IMSwv'.ij.'t  ", ���-.-.V. 7,��_-v  'li*^..f��,Vtl 1  ��� .* a. i��.  ,   ���   w *. _  I-"."-.- iritl  ��� * * A *  ���. -i _ -j".  MM- U��       - Tfc!  !-*'_���__ OW i


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