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The Tribune Aug 7, 1897

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Array Has Mines that are Flaying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  *��  o,  >t}  FIFTH   TEAR-NO.  ol.  NELSON   BRITISH  COLUMBIA. SATURDAY   AUGUST   ', 1-897.  KO'OTENAY  Has   Three   Smelters   in   Successful   Operation,  and  Enough   Ore   in Sight, to   Run  Several   More.  *  TWO  DOLLARS  A YEAR.  3  THE   BIG' COPPER   FURNACE.  It Consumes Over 225 Tons of Silver King- Ore  Every Twenty-four Hours.  Tho large, copper furnace at. the  J "all  Mines has been  running smoothly since  being blown in Saturday morning.    During the first five days running, up  to (i  o'clock Th u rsday morn ing, 2.2.0,020 pounds  of Silver King ore were  put through  the  furnace, prodncing215,9.. I pounds of matte.  This   furnace   whs   designed    by  Paul  Johnson, the company',  smelter superin-  dent, and i.s said to be the largest copper  furnace in the world.    Mr.  Johnson  estimates that the operation of the new   furnace will effect a saving of  10 per cent on  the company's previous  smelting expenses,- and that by its use the  Hall  Mines  can   smelt   copper   ores   as   cheaply as  - any   smelter  in    Colorado,   despite    the  di (Terence  in  the   cost   of   fuel.    To  the  Hall   Mines    the   use   of    this    furnace  will   mean   a   saving   of   at  least   $1 .00  der    month    upon    smelting    expenses.  Superintendent Johnson is highly pleased  with the success which has attended  the  blowing in and operation of the furnace.  Piece by piece he has built a very economical smelter, and under his personal supervision, the working of the same has been  the   most   creditable of  the  Hull  Mines  operations.    It is evident that in securing  Air.'Johnson, the Hall Mines company was  most fortunate.  When the big furnace was started there  was a good supply of ore in the bins, and  as the tramway is bringing down 210 tons  per day, it is thought that a long and  profitable run will be made. There is an  ore. reserve of ���'.100 tons at the mine, and  if- pushed, the tramway can deliver 27:1  tons every 2-1 hours. The management is  of the opinion that ore will be produced  at the mine in sufficient quantities to keep  the furnace running six months. This  would mean a handsome earning foi the  company, as the ore now being taken out  of the mine carries much greater values  than any which the company has treated  for several months past. The reverbera-  tory furnace is working up large quantities of white metal, and, will shortly commence working the sameover info copper.  It is not unlikely that another reverbera-  tory will be added, so that one furnace  can be used exclusively for white metal  and the second for copper.  CONTRACTS LET FOR WATERWORKS.  the solicitor of the loan company. The  by-law wa.s put through several stages  and read a third time.  CLOSE   TO   FIVE   MILLIONS.  The Mineral.Exports From Southern Kootenay  For the Current Year.  During the past^week there was entered  through the port of Nelson for export,  1,180 tons of* ore and mat1., valued at  $120,038. This week's exports brings the  total for the current year up to $-1,372,000,  including the Slocan ore exported via  Hevelstoke. The exports for the week  were :  .UJ,l_0.      AiN'D   MATTE.  Value  .mil smelter   Null Mines smelter.  Nelson, miit.ee.  OHIO.  Pounds  Mi)..mi  A .500  SALE   ORDERED   BY   THE    COURT.  the  the  the  the  au  the  Tons.  I'ayne mine, Sloean  HID  ICootenay Ore Company. Kaslo  Ali>  Washington    (il  NToble J<'ive mines, Slocan  -.'.'I  Whitewater mine, Slocan  r 15  Slocan Hoy mine, Sloean  IS  Ibex mine. Sloean , IS  Klnfk Diamond mine. Ainswortli  50  No. I mine, Ainsworth  :.7  .losie. Itossland .-  IS  Total for week  1,1,'ili  Total for July..-   1,13!)  Tola! for .Mine  3. 61  ,.    Total for May     -..lo  TotaI for April  ;.,7<il  Total I'or March  5,822  Total for February  5,201  Tot ul for January  4,513  Total via Kevelstoke to July .'.lsl...  Total so f ir for IS! 17 31,739  Approximate  Value.  S12C03.S  " S.513.S32  SI83.8S5  8397,797  ��433,231  5077,681  S5(>2,853  S(i75,50G  .170,331  .1,372,000  "Work will be Commenced at Once on all Save  the Distribution Service.  The city council on Monday evening  awarded two contracts in connection with  the new waterworks system. There were  but two tenders in for the construction of  the head works at Anderson creek and the  building of a Hume to the reservoir.  Breckenridge & Lund in their tender; offered to do the work for $290!), while W.  C. McLean ��_��� Co. figured the job at 8-1000.  For the construction of the reservoir  Breckenridge & Lund asked .''83., and  Noll 6c Thompson $-J3S0.50i On motion of  of .alderman 1* .etcher, seconded by alderman llillyer, the tenders of Breckenridge  6c Lund for the construction of the head  works at Anderson creek, the flume to  the reservoir and the reservoir, were accepted. ,*' '   ���  There were.two tenders in for the laying of the water pipes. Breckenridge 6c  Lund's figures were $-1055, and W. C. McLean <fc Co.'s figures were $-1500. There  was an irregularity in respect to both  tenders however. In the former tender  there was a note to the effect that as the  the pipe necessary for the work would  not arrive for several weeks, the tenderers  had not enclosed a certified check for 2.  per cent of the value of the contract, but  they undertook to do so when called upon  by the corporation. "With respect to the  tender of W. C. McLean & Co., there was  a condition calling for special measurements for certain rock work. They were  referred to the public works committee on  motion of alderman Gilker, seconded by  alderman Hillyer.  Mayor Houston announced that the  solicitors of the loan company, which is  negotiating for the corporation debentures, had reported the Public Works  Loan By-law defective in that it did not  specifically state all the public works upon  which the proceeds of the loan were to be  expended, and further that it did not provide for the levying of a special rate to  meet interest and sinking fund in repayment of the same. The mayor further  stated that if the defects were cured at  once, no delay would be occasioned  thereby.  To meet the difficulty alderman Teet/.el  gave notice that he would introduce a  public works, loan by-law at the next  meeting of the council.  McLean & Company Secure a Contract.  Thecouncil met again on Tuesday afternoon to receive the report of the public  works committee upon the two tenders  for laying of pipe for the waterworks distribution system. All members of the  council were present save alderman  Gilker.  ' The committee reported in favor of W.  C. McLean 6c Co.'s tender. On motion of  alderman Dow, seconded by alderman  Malone, the report of the committee was  adopted and the contract was awarded to  YV. ii. McLean 6c Co.  Alderman Teet/.el introduced the public  works loan by-law to cure the defects in  the present loan by-law complained of by  Overland Route to the Yukon.  J: B. Powell, C. h*., of Nelson, late managing director and engineer for the London Gold Mining & Development company, has been appointed engineer and  director-in-chief of the Great Commonwealth - Development and Mining company. This company' will undertake to  establish an overland route to the Klondyke, commencing from Edmonton in the  territories. Powell will leave forEdmou-  ton in a few. days to locate and survey  the route-this fall. The company contemplates being in a position next spring  to take all kinds of freight as well as passengers to the new Eldorado. Six hundred miles of the route will be over prairie  country and 300 over plateau or basin  and the remaining distance by waterways.  TJie promoters claim that there will be  no perilous passes on their route.  Canadian Pacific Stock Goes Up.  Owing to the increased earnings of the  company-it-is reported that holders of  Canadian Pacific common stock will be  given a half yearly dividend of U per  cent, the same to be declared at the board  meeting ou Tuesday. The-stock has advanced from -10 in April to 72 J., and no  dottbt will go above this figure when the  increased dividend just referred to is declared in October uext. It was in '1892,  when the stock went to 90, the earnings  were away up. However, returns are all  right for the last six mouths. The increase in receipts for the six months ending June 30th, reached $558,000 over the  same period last year, so there can be no-  difficulty about increased dividend when  the money is already earned to pay it.  Judgment Secured for Wages.  In the county court on Tuesday, before  judge Forin, K. A. Forbes and others secured judgment against the Nelson Sawmill company for wages, aggregating over  $1900. P. E. Wilson appeared for the  plaintiffs, and E. C. Senkler for the defendants. The claimants in the case were  1.. A. Forbes, $287.21.: J. Mcfnnes, $9-1.25;  J. Serson, $142.50; D. McEwan, $158.80.  J. Braudenberg, $L0-1.70; J. Skene, $74.25;  J. Bremner, $82.50: S. C. D. Baker, $204.00;  1-1. Crow, $1.75.75; George Partridge.  $17S.30: G. H. Kevs, $17S; Albert Jeniski,  S180: George Mcborman, $100. The defendants did nob enter any defence, and  judgment was entered with costs.  Slocan Exports via Revelstoke.  During the month of July there were  085 tons of Slocan exported via the out-  port of Hevelstoke, the value of which  was $01,429. Jn addition to this, the Lanark mine, operated by the L., F. 11. 6c C.  G. F. Co., sent forward 290 tons of ore and  concentrates, worth $19,708. The Slocan  mines exporting via Hevelstoke during  the month were:  The Elise Mine  will  be   Sold   to   Satisfy  Claims of Minei's  for" Wages.  The failure of the management of  Elise  Gold  Mining company  to  pay  wages of the miners employed  upon  company's  property  has  resulted  in  order for the sale of the property  by  court.    The order granting the sale was  made by judge  Forin on Tuesday, in an  action   brought  by Joseph  Wagner and  otliers to enforce a mechanic's lien.    The  miners were represented by John Elliot,  who secured an order for the sale of, the  property upon tiie mining company's default.    The   total amount of   the  wages  claimed in the suit upon which the order  wa.s made was $1101.35, which was divided  among tiie  following claimants:   Joseph  Wagner,  $80.20; F. J. George,  $159.25; C.  W.  Smith,   $508.90; E.  L.  Page,   $193.75,  aud Lewis Henry Allison, $J53.25.  Just why the Elise Mining company  should allow the Elise mine to be sold in  tliis manner, is rather puzzling to many  who profess to have an idea of tiie value  of the property. There are said to be  other suits*pending against the compauy,  but the aggregate of all the claims does  not anything like approacli the reputed  value of the property. When the details  in connection witli the sale are arranged  the date and conditions of the same will.  be duly advertised.  The Elise property is located on Wild  Horse creek, between five and six miles  miles from Ymir, and is connected by the  same with a pack trail. It is generally  understood that the property was sold in  the first place for something" like $30,000.  Since the present company took the property, considerable development lias been  done upon it, but very little authentic information has been given to the public  concerning the result o"f the work done.  Trial .shipments of ore have been packed  out, but the*returns upon tJie same are  not generally known. It has beeu claimed  for the nroperty that assays have been  had running all tiie way from $15 to $000  to the ton. The average value of tiie ore  is supposed to be about $45 to the ton.    ���  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  HARD   ON   THE   PROSPECTOR.  Payne mine   Sloean Slar mine  Hiiterprise mine..  Keeo mine   Idaho mine   Arlin. Mm mine.  (ins.  Value.  til  .,11,117  390  28.529  .SO  10,121  20  5.I7IJ  III  1,552  20  1,210  Railway Rumor Concerning the Slocan.  C. E. Perry, the Canadian Pacific Railway company's engineer, has a corps of  engineers running lines for a proposed extension of the Canadian Pacific from  Three Forks to Bear Lake. It is said that  the lines may be continued ou to the  Whitewater basin. It is said that tiie  C. P. It. will not stop with the mere survey, but will at once push construction  work, so as to be ready to handle the output of the big mines along the new line  this winter.  Mclnnes or Templeman.  In November next the term of lieutenant-governor Dewdney, of British Columbia, expires, and already the federal  authorities at Ottawa are feeling tiie  weight of local pressure for the appointment of his successor. Senator Mclnnes  is supported in some quarters, but the  bulk of Liberal influence in J3ritisli Columbia is being thrown in for Mr. Templeman, the unsuccessful Liberal candidate  in* Victoria at the last general election.  James .Woods, the murderer of S. M.  Woods, was brought to Nelson this morning by Warden Armstrong, of the provincial jail at New Westminster, assisted.by  deputies Burr and Dickenson. Superintendent Hussey, of the provincial police"  accompanied the party. Woods will be  executed in the jail yard on Wednesday  morning shortly after 8 o'clock.  Messrs. Breckenridge & Lund this morning signed their contracts for tiie construction of the head works at Anderson  Creek, tiie flume to tiie reservoir and the  reservoir. Work was commenced today.  The contracts call for the completion of  the work by October 1st.  The Yukon's Fisheries.  The Portland Oregonian says that gold  may not be, after all, the chief wealth of  tiie Yukon country, and adds that "the  salmon has the curious faculty of adapting itself to the size of tiie stream it frequents. In the Sacramento river its average is sixteen pounds. In the Columbia  it is 20 to 22 pounds. In tiie Yukon the  salmon averages 40 pounds, fish have been  taken weighing 1.80 pounds, while the  largest Columbia catch was only a little  over eighty pounds. If salmon canning  should.'prove practicable and profitable  on the great river of the north, the  wealth taken from its waters might easily  exceed tliat washed out of its sands. The  Columbia river has yielded some $70,000,-  000 in fish products, and it is doubtful  whether the Yukon will produce tliat value  in gold.        .       ��� ���  Rossland Milk is Bad for Kids.  The itossland Record: Some startJiug  facts were brouglit forward today in an  interview witli city pliysician McKenzie,  about the number of infants that have  died lately from cholera infantum. "The  cases I attended," said the doctor,"were  bottle fed, and I have no doubt two-  thirds of the cases were fed from bottles."  These are startling facts. It is plain that  some of the milk has ingredients injurious  to babies. "A Portland doctor, it will be  remembered after analyzing some of  Rossland's milk, declared that it contained enough foreign substance to kill a  child in a short time. "Most of these  children," said Dr. McKenzie, "died very  quickly."   A Tax on Tobacco Chewers.  The stewards in the Methodist church  at Albertsville, Alabama, finding their  church revenues insufficient, have levied  au annual tax of $10 on each -tobacco-  chewing member of the congregation.  The plan is said to work admirably and  to bring in a goodly revenue.  Another Honor For the Democrat.  Sir Wilfr'd~~Laurier has been honored  by the French government, and may  hereafter wear the insignia of a grand  officer of the Legion of Honor. The distinction was conferred upon him in connection witli his visit to President Kan re  at Havre. _  Another Grit Job.  One explanation of this Yukon excitement is that the Grit ministers at Ottawa  have raised the cry in the desperate hope  that their hungry followers will cease  looking for jobs in theicivil service and  go looking for gold in the Yukon.  Mineralogist Carlyle in Favor of Requiring  Performance of Work Before Recording.  William A. Carlyle, provincial mineralogist, was in the city for a couple of days  this week. He has recently completed an  examination of the mineral showings  in the Boundary district. He will  spend the next ten days in looking over  the prospects in the St. .Mary's district,  going iu by way of Crawford Bay.  As a result of professor Carlyle's tramp  around   the   different- sections  of  West  Kootenay, an amendment to'the mineral  act may be expected during the uext session of the legislature.   Throughout the  entire   district,   but   more   especially   in  outlying sections, he has observed a' tendency   on'tho  part of claim  owners  to1  cheat  the  provision  of. the  mineral   act  dealing witli  the performance of assessment,  work   upon   claims!    Though   the  present act is most liberal, in  that it admits of the recording of locations before  performingany development work whatever, there is a disposition on the part of  of claim owners to shirk the annual  assessment falling due within the year following tiie location of claims by a system  of relocating.    The effect of this is  that  large areas are staked off and no work is  performed   beyond   the   driving   of    the  stakes.     In   one   district���Trout   Lake���  Carlyle;came across one individual who  was holding sixty claims.   These men are  unable  to do  the   necessary assessment  themselves, and by evading the spirit of  the act, they stand in the way of those  who are willing and able to do the necessary development. This system naturally  tends to retard all new districts. To overcome the difficulty, professor Carlyle is of  the opinion that the mineral act should  be amended, so that before a location can  be filed in the record office, the locator of  a claim should be required to perform one  hundred dollars worth of work.    As   the  opinion  of Carlyle   will   no doubt have  considerable weight with the minister of  mines,   some   such    amendment  may  be  be made to the mineral act next session,  unless  professor Carlyle can   be induced  to change his mind in this respect before  .the legislature meets again.  While it is desirable  that assessment  work   should  be  performed   upon every  claim held in the district, it is very much  to be Jioped that some other system   will  suggest itself to the provincial  mineralogist than the one  proposed.   There are  very few individual  prospectors who are  in a position to do- $1.00 .worth, of work  upon a claim  before recording  it. . Such  an amendment would have a tendency to  drive tiie individual prospector out of the  business and   hand over the mineral resources of the district to the wealthy syndicates sufficiently strong to meet the requirements   of   the   act. M   There are   100  .locations made to, one wliich turns out to  be a valuable, prospect, and tiie percentage of those "which  malce mines is even  smaller.    For '���'this; reason   it   would    be  manifestly unfair to require a prospector  to perform anything like $100  worth  of  work before securing a right to record.  As the law. stands at present, the act  of  discovery gives the prospector, v right to  record and hold a claim for one year.    He  has therefore several months in which to  secure 'the  money  necessary for assessment work or to dispose of his  find  to  those who will do the work.    A  prospector may  be  out all   summer and  locate  three or four claims.   These finds, in their  undeveloped state, represent his reward  for his time and money spent in tlieii* discovery.    He. certainly   should   have   the  right to record the same and dispose of  them if he can.    To debar him from doing  so would be to drive him out of the business unless lie be a man of means, which  is very rarely the case.  _ There can be. no -question as to the existence of the abuse, complained of by the  provincial mineralogist, but it may well  be   questioned  whether   the  remedy  he  would apply for its cure would   not  be  more detrimental to the district than the  abuse itself.    There cannot be too many  prospectors in the hills.    As a class, they  are probably as poorly paid as any class  of mechanics,  and  their calling  is  beset  with dangers which men in other occupations are seldom called upon  to  face.    It  is to be regretted that the greed  of some  retards the development of' the  mineral  resources of tiie pro vince, but in  .eeking  to  overcome  this difficulty, the  government should be careful not to. impose impossible conditions  upon till  prospectors  save   those   who   have   strong   financial  backing.  already grumbling because the bulk of  tlieir golden harvest bids fair to be reaped  by Americans-, and if we should set them  llie example of a narrowly selfish policy  on our sirle of the line, it would not take  much persuasion to induce tln'in to follow  it on theirs. Tho best thing lor both nations will be lo treat the Arctic gold-  bearing region as 'one country,.as far as  the laws will permit. Very likely the deposits on the American .ide of the boundary will be found to be as valuable as on  the British side. A rule that works  against one people today may work  against the other tomorrow. If we start  in tho beginning with the intention of  giving everybody a fair chance we shall,  save much trouble forall concerned."  McPhee's Missing Angle-brace.  The mystery surrounding the disappearance   of James"^McPhee's angle-brace  in  company   with   George    Stephenson   on  Tuesday, July 27th. was responsible for a  police court case ou Monday, which employed magistrate Crease, chief Woolverton, lawyer Macdonald and four mechanics thegreater part of themorninginitsun-  raveiling.    The'evidence of McPhee and a  mau   who  was with  him   in  the electric  light   supply .house,   was   direct.    They  swore positively tliat the brace went out  of the shop in Stephenson's left hand. Mc-  Phee   further cstated    that  lie   thought  Steplienson was borrowing the brace at  the  time.   That he questioned  him   tho  next day about it, when Stephenson denied   having  taken   tiie   brace.    Lawyer  Macdonald was building up a good case  for tiie defence until Stephenson  was put  into the box to testify in his owu behalf,  but lie managed to spiko his counsel's guns  effectually.    He said first that he?did  not  take the brace, but in a few minutes lie  shifted around and said that he did not  know whether he had taken it or not.   He  did not remember having taken it.    If he  had taken it he did not know what had  became of it, and had not taken it with  the intention of stealing it.    The evidence  was  clearly against Stephenson, but as  the men were in a manner.joint occupants  of the building from which the brace was  taken,   magistrate Crease placed a very  charitable construction upon Stephenson's  action.    He found him guilty, but allowed  him to go on deferred sentence.  The Police Report for July.  Charles B. Woolvertou, chief of police,  gives some very interesting figures in his  report for the month of July.    It showed  during the month prosecutions were entered in 19 instances aud  convictions obtained in -I-I cases, two prisoners being discharged for want of evidence, two prosecutions withdrawn and one  case dismissed.  Thecaleudar of offences wasmadeupas follows:    Vagrancy, 10; drunk and disorderly, I-l; swearing ou  street, 2: theft, 3; indecent exposure 1; giving liquor to drunkard, 1: infraction of Waterworks Jty-Iay,  2: trades licenses. 1; streets and sidewalks,  4: fire limits. 1: Animals Act. 1; disorderly  conduct, 9.   These offenders were assessed  $351.10 in fines.    The  tax  upon  drunkenness   and   disorderly   conduct   was    $-10,  swearing upon the streets netted $28, indecent exposure $5, infractions of city bylaw's $95.10, and disorderly conduct $180.  Five men were sentenced to terms of imprisonment at  hard  labor.    One vagrant  received one month, two thieves received  one month each, and two drunks received  ,14 and 7 days respectively.    Twenty-nine  arrests were made during the month, and  20cases prosecuted or summons.  The Policy for tho Klondyke.  Tiie New Vork Journal's patriotism is of  a different brand from that of many of'.its  contemporaries. If more of the newspapers in tiie United States were like the  Journal in this respect, there would be  little ill-feeling between tiie I'nited States  and Canada. In a recent issue it says:  "The American transportation ^interests  on the Pacific are disturbed by the'action  of the government in making Dyea a sub-  port of entry, thereby enabling Canadian  vessels to participate in the profits of the  Vukon traffic. They think that this attractive business should have been wholly  reserved for themselves. Their discontent will not be shared, however, by the  general public, liven with the freest  competition the ship owners will clear  immense profits, entirely unexpected a  few months ago, and the gold hunters  will have difficulty in securing accommodations. Besides, it would be poor policy  to display a grasping spirit with regard  to the profits of transporting our people  to the mines that lie wholly within Canadian territory. Retaliation would be too  easy   anrl   effective.    The  Canadians are  A Short Sighted Policy.  The editor of the Engineering and Mining Journal does not agree with theeditor  of the Victoria Province in saying tliat  the federal government's contemplated  policy in the Vukon is a wise one. In  short, the editor of the Journal goes so  sar as to say that the government would  be making a mistake in following out the  policy approved" so warmly by the Province, and sots out the following reasons:  "The right of the Canadian government  to make such regulations is unquestionable; the policy is doubtful. It was. of  course, to be expected that the Canadian  government would take measures to reimburse itself for the expenses of administration in the new district, and there is  a plausible reason for a-departure, from,  the policy of liberality in granting public  mineral land for the purpose of developing the unsettled parts of the country,  since it is likely that the Vukon district  litis few. natural resources besides its  .mines, and when the latter are exhausted  .the district will be abandoned : but this  looks only to the easily worked placer deposits and fails to take into account the  lodes from whence they originated, which  someday will require capital and industrial freedom for their exploitation."  The Fogs of tho Klondyke.  There is one danger about going to the  Klondyke at this season of tJio year which  not many people think of. One account  says that the winter weather up there  would not be so bad if it were not for the  fogs. A physician was speaking of that  yesterday, and he said: "That fog is the  pogonip? that is, the air i.s filled with innumerable particles ot floating ice: just  such an air as killed so many men in Hamilton, Nevada, and Leadville, Colorado,  when the miners first went to those places.  The altitude in the Nevada aud Colorado  camps made what the latitude will make  on tiie Upper Vukon, and it will not be  strange if pneumonia becomes so prevalent that people will call il endemic, and in  many cases the patients will not live two  days after being attacked."  A   KNOT   IN   THE   BY-LAW.  What Section Three of, the Fire By-Law  Means Is Much In Doubt.  Police magistrate Crease on Monday  dismissed the case against George. W.  Brown, charged with violating the* fire  limits by-law in erecting a frame building  within the fire limits., The magistrate in  dismissing tiie case held that the 'complaint had been laid prematurely. The  evidence adduced did not clearly slm.*  that the erection so far as it had proceeded was an infraction of seel ion'-! of  by-law No. II.'  Jn analyzing section three of the by-law  under which  the  complaint was laid, the  magistrate recited  that  it  provides that  no building shall   be erected 'within   tJie  fire limits "unless  its  outside walls .shall  be of  brick or stone or  material  of like  nature, and unless lhe party walls r.her. of  are composed of  brick, stone, etc.''   The  section furt her provides thatall building;  which  shall   or   may   hereafter   be   constructed or erected within   the said   fire  limits, shall have front and rear walls of  not less than one foot in thickrirss. and if  any   building shall   be   more   t.han    two  stories in height (above the basement) the  front aud rear  walls of the basement of  the first story shall  not  be  less t.han six-  teeu  inches  iu  thickness, and  the  front-  ancl  rear walls of  the  stories above the  second (that is the third  story and so on)  shall  not be  less  than  twelve  inches in  thickness."  The magistrate pointed out that none  but party and rear walls were dealt with  in the above quotation, and that this  peculiar feature presented itself: If a  building of three or more stories be  erected, the front and rear walls (nothing ,  being said as to side walls) of cue basement, must by the section be sixteen  inches in thickness. What no doubt wa.s  intended was that the walls of the first  story above the basement should be that  thickness, but the section clearly did not  say so. Nothing was said in the part of  the section just quoted as to the thickness  of the walls of the first ancl second stories,  but front and rear walls of the stories  above the second (that is third or fourth  as the case may be) shall not be less thun  twelve inches thick, though inferentially  from a foregoing part of the section these  walls of the first and second stories should  not be less than one foot in thickness.  Side walls of any thickness might be  erected to any height.  The part of the section wliich deals .  with foundations- docs not specify of  what the walls shall consist, but they  shall be six inches thicker. than tho-^o  built upon them. This dimension conflicts with that of the rear tmd front  walls of a basement. Statutes, and therefore by-laws, wliich take away a natural  right must be read strictly. The evidence  given in tiie case does not disclose the  width of the sills which have been constructed, nor does it show what height, of  building is to be erected. Something may  yet be done to what is already built by  the defendant Brown before a superstructure is added.  The reference in section three to outside, party, rear and front walls isv to say  the least, anything but clear. Nothing  has been shown in the evidence as to  what kind of a superstructure will be  erected. Subsequent action of the defendant may disclose an infraction of the  by-law, but this I have no power to deal  with now. J dismiss this charge without  costs.    The action of the magistrate in dismissing this case does not help the defendant  Brown in the least. His remarks upon  the indeliniteness of section 3 of the bylaw, point to the necessity of having it  redrawn, but in so far as prosecutions  under the by-law go, they can be made  under the second section, which requires  every person putting up a building wit bin  the fire limits to secure a permit before  commencing work.  Ne w  pros-  The  The Drop In Silver.  Silver went down to 57 cents in  York on Thursday, and theie is no  pect of tiny immediate recovery.  London Standard, in commenting upon  the decline, says: "It is. difficult to see  where the decline will stop. Since Japan  threw sil ver over then.' has beeu no outlet, for the production of the mines. India,  might reopen her mint and relieve the  monetary stringency in till her markets,  but. her position is so bare financially that  she must borrow money with which to do  tliat. Nothing therefore is likely to be  done." _  Why Clubs Pay No License.  The city council of Chicago at its first  meeting after the summer vacation is'expected to pass an ordinance, which has  been-recommended by the license committee compelling all clubs where alcoholic liquors are sold to members or guests  to take out a license at $500 a year. This  is as it should be. In this province clubs  are not obliged to pay a liquor license because the members of the Union club in  Victoria objected to any police surveil-  ance, and the cabinet ministers are all  members of that club.  Another American Gets a Contract.  Contractor Ceorge Nelson has returned  to Spokane from eastern Canada and left  Thursday to commence work on the contract he has obtained with colonel T.J.  Booth, of Winnipeg on the Crow's Nest  Pass road. The contract is for the rock-  work for a section 100 miles in length, lt  will be carried on in the vicinity of Mc-  Leod, Alberta.  .-'.,..'. .*,'.:J,lf.*...-.V-*     _. "-l--f- "-���,������'���.���"-,     tr iV*-A_.V. ���',���&'&���.������. ���>���"��, ;*���'.-; V-v-m) ._._>�����    -:    * .V.   .r---   .M i'-ii:  :.  **V .".���*���' i''-.'��f-*'-V_ ; - ...V-��_.   __.t n.   . 1    ._-������-���-.  '   ."��� _��� _.,-���������  *-'-.-i/_L -V* .' ���   '��������_ ',-  -���^���Ky'Vi\iT_i}.".   yttr'���-.iV-.---V.__-  L-._ j  .-:����� ,?*:"r.{n..* ���-_��� :*i.-i.1Jlr,-cl:_-V.-i'  _������*"���.������- ������*'��� ��<��-.".. tf^i I. A_*-V.<���;>-.. 2  THE. TRIBUNE:    NELSON, ' B. 0., SATURDAY, AUGTUST 7,  1897.  ..  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TRIBUNE   i-  published   on   Saturdays, by Tiik  Tl:ll<L.'Nli PL'llf.l.-.ll.  (I (JO.MI'.IXV, llllll  will   l)(!  mailed  ' to -subscribers on payment of Twu Doi.i.aiis ii your.  Xo subscription taken for Io.->s lliiin a year.  REGULAR ADVERTISEMENT., printed ;tt tho following rates: One inch, ���?:_ a year; two inches,  $00 u year; three inohc-, SSI a year: four inehes.  $9G a year; live inches. ..10.) a ycur; six inehes and  over, at the rate of 31.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS 20 cents a line for  first insertion and lU'eents a line for each additional  insertion.    Mirth,  marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAL, OR READING MATTER NOTICES *.',--) cents a.  line each insertion.  J013 PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for jolt  printing and, advertising payable on the lii-si of  every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  Tin*: TRIP,UN 1 . Nelson, li. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  L  A  HA I' _ .OWN -Physicians and Surgeon .  Rooms  A. I and ,'>, Bigelow block. Nelson.   Telephone Iii.  D  II.   .1.   A.   ARMSTHONG    Guvur iiiiii-iiI    Wterlnnry  liispct-ttti-.   Treat-. di_-ii.ii", nf all dniitesi.ii- miiniiiN.  All Mock inspected al NcNon.    Nel.-on. 1,',-,''.  WJ. II. HOLMES, G. I . ��� Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���    P. O. box S2. ICaslo. H. C.  T~ C. C'Wl7_7l>1,'Tl~A.Sc':. _. V. . . .JOHNSON. U.A.fio.  ��-" ��� ���.Mining Engineers and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, U. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  JR N* 101,SUN I.OIW. .*'. NO.-_t. A. K. & A. M. Meet--  ^ .* ?_ second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  .Vy/. brethren Invited.  The Ames Holder* Go's special "Columbia,"  '". ancouvar," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.  te ��ribraxe*  ���SATURDAY  MORNING W'GUSTT, 18!.  ��� , Tiik alien labor act recently pub into  force in thus province by the federal government i. evidently very much misuncler-  ' stood by United' States .journals. They  appear to think that it precludes Americans from working in this province for  wages. In this they will probably find  themselves mistaken. The bill, as originally introduced iu the Canadian parliament, contemplated such exclusion of  Americans, but before being passed this  section appears to have been struck out.  As printed in the eastern Canadian papers,  the bill goes no further than the exclusion  of citizens of the United States who at-  ' tempt to enter the Dominion under contract. It is true that the government  has taken steps to prevent citizens of the  United States from securing employment  upon the Crow's Nest Pass railway, but it  will doubtless transpire that this is effected through an arrangement with the  Canadian Pacific Railway company aud  not through the enforcement of the alien  labor act. The successive governments of  the United States have given Canadians  sufficient cause for passing the most  stringent of laws against United States  citizens working in Canada, but up to the  present the Canadian parliament has gone  no further than to exclude aliens coming  into the country under contract. There  not au illiberal clause in the Canadian  alien labor act, and in this respect it differs from much legislation of the United  States government upon the same subject.  Tub editor of the Province works himself into a glow of admiration for the  Laurier government over the announcement that the government has decided to  reserve every alternate claim in the placer  districts henceforth discovered in the territory of Athabasca, which includes the  Klondyke. Although the Province refers  to this as "broad-minded and far-sighted  statesmanship," it-is not yet settled tthat  the federal government will make any  such move. The wisdom of it is,far from  being beyond question. If it is desirable  that the auriferous creek beds of Athabasca be worked, such a regulation must  appear undesirable. It can hardly be  said that it would encourage or promote  mining. If there is a benefit in retaining  one-half of the placer ground in the district, why not secure double the benelit  by retaining it all, and shut out the individual prospector altogether? It can  easily be seen that there would be grave  difficulties encountered in enforciug auy  such regulation. Iii addition, it would be  unfair to those who have had the pluck  to face the hardships of the Klondyke.  If the government , wishes to secure a  revenue from the placer miners, the best  way is to impose a royalty upon the gold  secured, it will be better for the "Klondyke and better for the government if the  latter keeps out of the mining business.  Had premier Turner proposed any such  move with respect to provincial placer  ground, it is doubtful if the Province  would have seen so much merit in it.  Alderman Ieut'/.fAj has given notice of  his intention to introduce a by-law to provide for the payment of a salary to mayor  Houston. Just what remuneration the  council will vote remains to be seen, but  the opinion is general that the corporation  should pay a substantial salary. The  maximum salary allowed under the municipal act is $2000 per annum, and the  alderman may fix any sum they like up  to this amount, ft is not likely that any  salaries will be voted to the aldermen.  The city is not in a position to pay salaries sufficiently high to compensate, the  aldermen for their services, and for this  reason the present council is likely to set-  its successors an example by voting no  salary at all. It is manifestly to the interest, nf the city, and the council should  make it worth one man's while to give  practically his whole time to the service  of the city. This cannot be done if the  money is divided and sab-divided until it  oilers no siiblantial reward for service  .whatever. The business of the corpora:  tion is like the business of any private  citizen, iu as much as it ���requires constant  attention. The citizens cannot expect  this if they do uot pay i'or it.  Au. the contracts for the performance  of work in connection with the new waterworks system have been let, and actual  work upon the same will be commenced  at once. These contracts aggregate !ftl I,-  .'..!, and engineer- McCulloch is of the  opinion,that the corporation has secured  very good figures upon the work. To this  total there is yet to be added the cost of  the pipe and other materials necessary for  distribution system throughout, the city.  Thi*. together with the amount, paid i'or  thu purclia.-u and imprnvt .n-.it of the  present system will, it is thought, bring  the total charge for waterworks up to  ..'"2.000. The tenders for pipe and other  materials will be opened on Tuesday.  Al.DKit.MAN Dow has given notice of his  intention to introduce several very desirable by-laws at the next meeting of the  city council. They include a by-law to  license and regulate the sale of milk, providing suitable tests for the same, and a*  by-law to provide for the sale and weight  of all bread sulci within the city, and a  by-law to license and regulate wood and  coal dealers. Although the necessity for  these by-laws is manifest, it is hot to be  assumed that the people engaged in these  businesses in Nelson are any worse than  those engaged similarly in any other place.  Jn all cities of any size it has been found  necessary to protect the public from frauds  common to such lines of business. Jf those  so engaged in Nelson do not adulterate  their milk, weigh their bread light, and  measure their cord-wood short, the by-law  will protect them, and should be wei-,  corned by them as cheerfully as it will be  by the consumers.  Ii-1 the editor of the Kootenaian will  persist in saying that there is no difference between the sentence which he published as clipped from Tino Trirune, and  the sentence as it appeared in The Tribune ol: July 17ch, it will be difficult for  The Tribune to convince him that he is a  liar. For the same reason it will be difficult to convince him that he is an ass.  For the benefit of the Kootenaian's readers, the sentence as it appeared in Tin.  Tribune, and as it was misquoted in the  Kootenaian, is reproduced:  As it appeared . in Tut:  Titus... e : ".lust' what affinity exists between M c-  Ivor" Tyndall and the millionaires, is left a matter  for conjecture, as is also  the distil .ec which intervenes .between he and  them." .  As il was mis'iuoted in  the Kootenaian:' "'.Just  what affinity exists between Metvor Tyndall and  the millionaires, is left u  matter for conjecture, as is  also the difference that exists between he and them."  It is reported that orders have been  issued to the mounted police in the territory of Athabasca to prevent all miners  who have not one year's provisions with  them from crossing the Canadian border  into the Klondyke. This action on the  part of the police is no doubt taken to  prevent suffering from famine. , Many of  those who have started for the gold fields  have had but one idea, and that was to  reach the gold diggings. To these people  supplies were a secondary consideration.  To admit them would be to invite famine,  not only to themselves but to those who  had taken the precaution to bring in their  own provisions.  .Chief .iustice Da. lis is not the only  judge who has neglected to respect the  dignity of the grand jury and has suffered  thereby. Last week judge Owers read  the riot act to a grand jury in Leadville,  Colorado, urging them, to indict certain  officials for neglect of duty. The jurors  resented the action of the judge by bringing in two indictments against judge  Owers himself, and there is something of  a sensation progressing in that section at  present. _._  Iris again announced that justice Mc-  C.eight will shortly retire from the bench  on account of his inability to hear. It is  said that the failing justice will not.take  any new cases, but will content himself  with winding up the business wliich he  has in hand. .1 ustice JMcCreighfc was deaf  enough to have retired a year ago. ^  IT IS IMPORTANT  All persons wishing to visit the Goat  River, Duck Creek, Summit Creek, Fort  Sheppard, Priest Lake, or Fort Steele  Mining Districts should know that by  taking the Steamer Alberta or Ainsworth  for Ockonook, Idaho, ancl purchasing  their supplies of the old reliable .Ockonook General Store, they will get their  goods at Spokane retail prices and be  from 20 to 50 miles nearer the above  named districts than at any other supply  point  on  the   Kootenai   River.  OCKONOOK CENERAL STORE  Bui, for .oort  values _t> I.  Who on Align.-.1. 1-.I   will inaugurate a  CASH  SEE Ol'i:  PRICES:  ;')0-piiuii(l sack Hungarian (lour -  t III  all-pound sack Spokane Hour ...           I ill  No. I Creamery butter, ,"> pounds          . I III)  Cooking builer. 1(1 pounds  I U(l  Canadian Cheese. S pounds  I Ml  (I'l-anulaled .sugar, 17 pounds     I (1(1  No. 1 sugar. -0 pounds ' I t.  Rico. _l pounds            I nil  Sail, Liverpool, line. ;'. pounds  MIO  Kani'li egg s. I! dozen  I HO  Evaporated apples, l'_' pounds     I 0(1  Evaporated punches. S pounds  1 00  Evaporated prunes.. 12 pounds  I 00  Currant. 12 pounds  Kaisins. 12 pounds   Costa Rica i-iiMpe. a pounds   Lion'YoU'ee. S packages   Arbuckles' collco, 3 pucka, os ...  J. jjins, _> pounds      Split peas, 2D pounds   I 00  I 00  1 00  I 00  I 00  I 00  I  00  AU,  OTIIEI!   GROCERIES  AND   PROVISIONS   AT  liVA) ROCK 11 KICKS  Kiln-dried and other Lumber  can now be obtained at the  yard; also Sashes, Doors, Veranda ancl Newel; Posts, Base  and Corner Blocks, Brackets,  Balusters, Mouldings, Etc.,  Etc.,  at lowest prices.  The business centre for the rich  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  FFfiNK FLETCIjEI,, Trustee.  Mcroft ^McClelland  BL.CKS_ITHING \M  EXPEFST HORSESHOEING  Wagon   Repairing  Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing  an,d custom work, from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker an,d Hall Sts. J^eison.  Not while I can buy  For 25 cents a quart at the  J  C. F. C00DWIN,  PROPRIETOR  VICTORIA STREET, f<ELS0N  A New Typewriter���Made by a Canadian, Firm,.  Wo liavii Und the pleasure of looking over Llio Now  Umpire Typewriter, a Canadian made niaeliine. and lind  il, a marvel.of simplicity through which tlic makers claim  durability. The types sl.riko direct, moving only I.wo  indies on a steel bud, giving speed and great manifolding  power. Each type at time of writing is locked, ensuring  perfect alignment. The writing is visible doing away  witli the lifting of a heavy carriage: the tt'ich is easy,  the response quick and the typo do not appear to loci .  Ruling vortical and horizontal may bo done on it and the  price is less than half thai, of other standard machines.  Ho confident, arc the makers of the micco.-. of then ma-  price.  ___ O. :e"w~_____t  ectric Company,  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power ��0 miles from your mines with our system  We can .also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them.  British Columbia Branch Offices       (,,_o:;"!,.^iTii7-i..lN(.i^oxl! .    Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  , t  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.   Roebling's Wire  R��Pe-   SKS=! FRANK'DARLING, Agent.  Will start about March -15th  with about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of log's under  contract for early delivery.  The Planing  and Factory  Is now running full time under the management,  of O. li. Doty, a competent, drauglitsnniii and  mechanic who will furnish spochil drawing.-free  of charge.    New Designs  In house inferiors, otlice and store fixtures, dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, bookcases,  furniture, turnings, carving,grill -work, and band  sawing. Orders for all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  Direct from .Belgium expected this month. Rough  ancl dressed lumber, laths, etc.. alway.- in stock.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors  Yard and branch oilice foot or Ileiulryx St re  Xelson.  G. 0. B  Formerly Stanley House  Ur\der new  management  Refurnished and ..':'.'   ������  Renovated throughout  Everything new and  first-class  Electric lights and  moderrj  irr]proveiT|ents  BOECKH'S  Always Reliable ancl as Represented For Sale by all Leading- Dealers  Manufacturers of Brushes ���      Tng.n���-fn      H_.  -55        Brooms and Woooclenware SUIUlllUj    UlSLi  I HERALD0,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT, o  NELSON, B. C. O.  KOOT OF HALL STU__T. NKLSON.  T.   W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  Doors,   Sash,   Band Sawing*,  Turned Work,  ancl Office Fitting's.    Just  arrived,and  in  stock,  a carload  of Chance's  Knglish   Rolled  Glass;  all  sizes up  to 4  by 6 feet.  ^VC_-E3STCIE]S r  Great M .. t Ontmcal Mills, Pilot Moudcl, Manitoba The -\ .rdun Holler Mills. Yinlen. Manitoba  The K. M. Smith Biscuit Factory, Victoria, IB. C- Smith &. Kischel. Cig.-irs. St. Jerome Quebec  lvOOTKN A Y A_ADQ.UA HTKKS, X _ 1. .ON, li. C.  Oflice:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Auctioneers, Real Estate and (jeneral CommissioR Agents,  CUSTOM  BROKERS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC  IMPROVED NELSON  RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR SALE  UflDER f*EW M/\NACE_E.T  J. C. BLANDY & CO., Proprietors,  xej^x^x^oxrx*  This  famous and  <li-li_hfl'ul   summer resort   has ln-eii  taken   over bv the above  linn aud will  be conducted in tiie future .in a lirst-class manner  GOOD SHOOTING AND FISHING  LAWN TENNIS GROUNDS  COOL PIC-NIC GROVES  PARTIES PROVIDED FOR.  IIATKS:   Si' IXI AMI -<2 it) I'Kl* DAY.  W. J, G. -'DICKSON  .A-I-TID   COMIMISSION  ^_wC3-E3SrT  3V_I_<ri_vrC3-   EEOKEE  DEALEES   I3ST  Shelf and  Heavy  Hardware, Stoves, Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies.  Tinsmithing Full stoek 0,. Estimates Furnished  and   Plumbing 'Builders' and Miners; Supplies Oil  Application  A new consignment of window shades embracing the latest colors has just been received by  BKAJ.ICY BLOCK. HA1CKK STREET, NKLSON.  Several valuable business sites on  Baker St.  Business block--two stores���Baker street.  Business   block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W.  J. G.  DICKSON.  NELSON, B.C.  Itnom (!, Clements & llillyer Block, Nelson  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. .1. . . Dickson local agent for  Addition A lo the townsite of Xelson, intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will plea.-�� apply to hiin.  V. O. I. NES.  Near corner Victoria and Stanley streets  Views of all parts of Ivooleniiy  Photograph-'in the lale. .  ,-lylc.s  fltin.. mice -litis, ictimi  Mrs. Johnson.  TSTEI.SOI-T  MALONE _  TREOILLUS.  Proprietor��.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  i.s the headquarters for prospectors and minor .  MUSIC_LESSONS.  Mrs. Morley is prepared to  receive pupils for piano, violin  or oro-an.     For terms  Apply to Thimwin.Slatiouery Co., Ltd,. Nolson  nDEJSTTIST  Will open a dentist pnrlor in Ceorge Ncclands new huild-  ing on Hiiker si reel ns soon us same is completed.  &  .      "TO''i.  fM  t*_��_  I  u."-il  *   i . li  .'*    '.   r . . ���        '     i ���     ���      *����� ��_ n*    i    *��� it   '  -W-X--  ��-        ,Bl*     ' . *- Tl       .   . I  I,  "." *���!    "T  "ivv.1 ������lyr-  -Vl.  * .">_ ��  '"���^ri**ff--T*"*7^,-^rTV'^_rcr"*'  rt. ii  f.     JH-. THE TRIBUNE:   NKLSON, B. C, SATURDAY, A U(_U,ST '., 1K97.  ,-.  , Capital,  Rest,  all paid,  tip,     -  -a  $12,000,000  6,000,000  .ir DONALD  A.  SMITH   tloii.  GEO. A.  DRUMMOND.  .   S. CLOUSTON    President  .... Vice-President  . .General Manager  _<r____soisr -B3Sju9_asrc.*__  NJ.W. Cor>. Baker and Stanley Streets.        HUANOHKH  IN        LONDON   (En/. Iand).   NEW  YORK,   CHICAGO  >,nrl in the principal cities in Canada.  ny anil sell  Sterling   Exchange and  Cable Transfers  '.'KANT, UOMMEKCIAI, ANII.TKAV_____1.    CKEDIT   .  available in any part of the world.  lillAKTK ISSUED   coi'.t.kctions map.; etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OK INTEREST (at prosont) 3 Per Cent.  THE   CITY'S   FINANCES.  Cl),*it'l<js- \i. Sealey, city clerk', prepared  the following statement of the receipts  ������nul (lisbui'seinunts of the corporation up  to Saturday, July .1st. It was received  at the council meeting on Monday and  filed:  KKCEII.   S.  Miscellaneous   Water rales (.July)   Licenses   Police court lines   Overdraft lit Rank of Montreal  ...  1     Ait l#  ���170 50  : .817.50...'  700 15  S.507 :is-  .13.. .JO s:i  _       i .sn_ icskmi-:.*i>  Water works   Special police     SI reefs   I.re department   Salaries   Print ing a nd stationery   Plant and tools..'.......   Sidewalks   Interest  ..  .. '   Lock-up   Health    5 .  Miseolln neons      _5,S20 (it  51 i S5  .   3,0t>2 (ill  .      ..)() ! li  177 35  I2i> !)7  .      217 111  .   _,:_5li--20  13 .-)ii  271 15  5(1 75  151 211-  13,'fl'M) SA  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  _3*X*-IJ^_"V7*   IsTO.    1.  A hy-law to authorize the niunieipal council of the corporal ion of the Citv of Nelson to horrow the sum of  llfly thousnnd dollars (. .1.000.00). t.o housed in lhe construction of iiuhlic works of immediate necessity.  Whereas, hy section 2 of Ihe "Speedy In corporation of  Towns Acl. 1.SII7." it is provided I hat the council of the  municipality of lhe Cily of Nelson may in the year  IS!'7 pass by-laws for contracting debt., hy borrowing  money or otherwise, and for levying rates for the payment of such debts on the rateable lands or improvements, either or both, or the ratable real'property of  of the municipality, for any works of immediate necessity, wliich are.within.the jurisdiction of ibe council: such debts however not to exceed in the whole  the sum of llfly thousand dollars (.V5II.0C0.C0):  And 'Whereas,Jt is necessary and 'expedient to construct,  maintain and operate a system of waterworks for  supplying the inhabitants of i ho-said-municipality  with \valer for domestic aud other purposes: anil also  I.o construct, maintain and operate a sewerage system  I'or (he purposes of t ho said municipality: and also to  construct and erect, n. lockup and tire hall, and to provide lire appliances for the protection of the eity, and  to make street improvements as quickly as possible:  And Whereas, it will be requisite to raise annually by  special rate the sum of four thousand three hundred  dollars (-$1:100.001 for paying the said debt and interest:  Now, ���Therefore, the municipal council of the corporation  of the City of Nelson euacls as follows :  1. --Public Works Loan Hy-Law No. I, 1SU7," is hercby  rcpcnlcd, and the following substituted in lieu thereof:  2. It '.shall and may be lawful for the mayor of r.he corporation of the City of Nelson to borrow upon the credit  nf the said corporation', by way of the debentures heroin-  after mentioned, from any per-on or persons, body or  bodies corporate, who may be willing to advance the  same as a loan. a. sum of money not exceeding in lhe  whole I he sum of lift} thousand dollars (-SnO.ll(IO.OO). and to  cause all such sums so raised or-received to he paid info  the hands of the treasurer of the said corporation, for the  purposes and with the objects hereinbefore recited.  A. It shall be la wful for the mayor of the said corporation to cause any number of debentures to he made, executed und issued for such, .sum or sums as may be ro-  <iuircd for the purposes and objects aforesaid, not exceeding, however, the sum of fifty thousand dollars  (.550,000.00), ouch of the said debentures being of the denomination of one thousand dollars (-.1,000.00), and all such  debentures shall be sealed with the seal of Ihe corporation and signed liy the mayor thereof.  I. .The said debentures -shall bear date the loth day of  July, A. I). 1S97. and shall be made payable in twenty  (20) years from the said date, in lawful money of Cini-  udii, at. the head olllce of the Bank of Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, which said place of payment shall be designated by .said, debentures, and shall have attached to  tlioni coupons for the payment of interest, and the signatures to the interest coupons may he either-written,  stamped, printed or lithographed. '  ;-).' The said debentures shall bein-interest, at the rate  of live (5).per centum pcrannum from the date thereof,  'which interest shall lie payable semi, initially at said  head oilice of lhe Rank of Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec,  in lawful money of Canada, on lhe 15th day of July and  loth day of January, respectively, in each and every year  during the currency thereof, and if shall be expressed in  said debentures and coupons to be so payable.  li. If shall be lawful for the mayor of Ihe said corpora-  lion lo negotiate and sell the said debentures, or any of  llieni, for less than par: but in no case shall tho said debentures, or any of tliein.be negotiated or sold for" less  I tin ti ninety-live per centum of their face- value, including  the cosl of negotiating and sale, brokerage, and all other  incidental expenses,  (llience of such re-purchase.  *J.   This  by-law shall lake ell'ccl  on and nflcr lhe 15th  day of August. A. I), IK! 17.  .    in.   This bv-law may he ciled I'or all  purposes as the  '���'Public Works Loan Hy-law. No. 1. IS07."  Ilend  lirst. second, and   third  times llic ,'ird dav of  August, A. I). 18117.  Reconsidered and llnally passed and adopled  the  lth  dav of August, A. 1). IS97.  [seal.) JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.  Ciiahi.ks ���_. .kai.ev. City Clerk.  NOTICE.  The above is a true copy of a by-law  passed by the  niunieipal council of the corporation of the  City of Nelson, on the lth dav of August, A. 1 . 1S!)7, and all persons  are  hereby reipiired to take notice that anyone desirous  C.I Aft:LE.   RSKA%KY!'(.;VtFcVeiT.'  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  B"_T-L_VW*   JsTO.   13.  Whereas it is deemed expedient for the better protection  of the citizens and property against lire that a by-law  should be passed regulating the erection, maintain-  nnce.-ind use of all wires und emiipmcufs that maybe  urif.il within the City of Nelson for the purpose of conducting-electricity I'or lighting houses and premises  within the limits of the city.  Th rcforc be if enacted by the municipal council of t.he  Corporation of the City of Nelson as follows:  1. That the municipal council may by resolution from  tin ii.* lo I.i i ue appoint, an inspeclor of wires and buildings  al such salary as maybe thought lit. whose duties it,  shall In- to sec that the  regulations ronlainod in I his by  law arc enforced and carried out.  2. That all wires and equipments that may be creeled  und maintained in connection with the electric lighting  of any buildings und premises within the limits of the  City of Nelson shall be conducted, arranged andmaintained in accordance with the following rogulntions, that  is to say:  (I). That the conducting .wires,shall be of copper,  and shall ha ve a weight per running foot al, least equal  lo thai of the wire (or parallel' groups of wires) constituting the main circuit of the magnetic regulator of  the electric lamps (arc lamps), or of the armature of  the machine employed, whichever of these is the  greatest.  (2). All joints on wires shall 'be so made as to secure  perfect and durable contacts, which shall always maintain a. degree ur conductivity ul the joint at least equal  lo that of ilu* wire generally.  ('!). The joint shall be so made as in the ordinary  "telegraph splice," lhut il is mechanically secure  against motion and displacement, aud shall then be  further electrically coniieeled hy soldorsoapplied as to  leave no corrosive or otherwise injurious substance ou  llic connection. After joining and soldering the joint  shall be covered with insulating material in such a way  as lo make the- insulation of flic joint as good as that of  the rcsl of the line.  (I). A joint made bv the process of electric welding  would be the equivalent of one made as indienfed  above, hut no joint depending upon solder for its nie-  oluuiieal integrity, either wholly or in part, will he allowed.  (51. Outside "drop" wires shall he covered wilh at  , least two coatings, one of insulating material, impervious to wafer, next lo the wire, und the oilier of some  substance lit ted to resist, abrasion or like mechanical  injury, and shall be llrmly secured to substantial approved insulators adequately supported.  I(j). Overhead conducting wires shall be supported on  poles as far as possible, so (lull they can bo readily  reached for inspect ion, and when this cannot be done,  and special permit is granted allowing I hem lo be curried over or at llchod lo buildings, they shall be'supported al least seven feel above the general level of  lhe roof, and a I. least one fool above lhe ridge of "pilch  roofs."  (7).    When wires approach  buildings to enter them  they must be so lorn led as not to lie readily reached by  the occupants of such buildings, and, in the ease of arc  light systems, must maintain  a', minimum distance of  ten inches apart, except where the wires are carried in  ��� conduits.  , (S).    When these exterior electric light wires are near  other conductors of any kind capable of carrying oil'a  part of the current if contact should bo made, dead insulated guard  irons shall  be  placed so as to  prevent  such contact in case of accidents aH'ccting lhe wires or  'their supports.  ..(111.    Like precautions shall   be taken where acute  angles occur in the line wires.  (10). Overhead wires from the main circuit or pole  lines in the street to the insulators attached to the  buildings which they enter shall not be less than ten  inches apart from arc wires, or six inches from incandescent wires carrying 'currents of 25(1 C. M. I. as a  maximum. They shall be securely and rigidly supported to insulators of glass, porcelain or other approved material.  (II). Wherever electric. light wires enter buildings  through their exterior walls the wires shall be firmly  supported mid encased in tubes of non-conducting' ina-  lerial not liable to absorb moisture, and so placed as to  prevent the entrance of rain wafer along the wires (e.  g., the tubes sh.Ml slope upwards as thev puss inward  through the wall). . i , *>  (12). Moth the ingoing and returning wires.Where  arc lights are .-supplied, must, enter the buildings at  the same location, and pass through an approved manual "eut-oul-box" or switch, which shall be placed  where if shall be of easy access fo liremen and the  police.  (l.'il. In the interior of buildings wires for arc lights,  besides being covered with an insulating covering,  such as lias already been described, shall iu all cases be  securely attached and supported by insulators, which  shall keep them out of contact with any wall, partition, coiling, o'- floor, so as to secure an air space  of at least one-quarter of an inch between the wire and  any adjacent wall, partition, floor or ceiling, and  wherever the wires cro.-s or come near to any other  wires, pipes or oilier conductors, the wires shall be  rigidly secured and .separated from each otlier, orany  other conductor.-, by means of sonic rigid non-conducting material.  (III. Arc wires of opposite polarities (i.e., the incoming and outgoing wires from eacli lamp, or of each circuit), shall be kept at a distance of not less than eight  inehes from each other, except within the .structure of  lumps or on switch boards, cut mil boxes or llic like  where a nearer approach is necessary.  (15). In exceptional cases, however, where the wires  are so rigidly secured and insulated that contact or  connection between Litem is'quite impi issibl . they may  be allowed to approach much nearer (e. g., if each wire  or conductor is covered with a thick and indisplacea-  blo insulation, which, in turn, is covered,'-by a leaden  sheath or pipe, and then two or more such pipes arc  enclosed in tin iron pipe in such a manner- that injury  iothe load covered cables is imjiossible. this would be  an allowable .substitute for the eight inches of absolute  separation called for in the general rule).  (HI). Whenever wires are carried through walls, partitions or Moors within a building they shall be surrounded by a special rigid insulating tube or casing impervious to water, and shall be so attached and supported as to be secure from abrasion or otlier mechanical injury. Note: (Soft rubber tubing will not meet,  the above r-ciuiremcnf.s a.s an insulator).  (17). The exterior frames and other expo.-cd parts of  are lumps shall be securely insulated from the electric  circuit, and all such lamps shall have glass globes surrounding the light, anil inclosed below so aslo prevent  the fallmgof ignited particles. Where inflammable materials are placed below such lamps the globe shall be  surrounded by a wire netting capable of keeping the  parts of the globe in place if it is fractured in use.  (IS). In show windows and otlier places where in-  Ihimmable materials are displayed, and in factories and  wood-working establishments where "flyings" may be  present in the air. each arc lamp.", mil be provided witli  a "-park-arrester.".  (I!)). .Each arc lamp shall be provided with a hand  switch, and also with an automatic switch,Which  shall shunt the current round the carbons before the  arc between them reaches a dangerous length. .  (20). In the distribution of the conductors through  buildings, "concealed work," such as the placing of  wires under floors or within partitions, walls, or ceilings, shall be avoided a.s much as possible: but in no  case shall a wire of ii less .size than No. 12 gauge be  used in "concealed work."  (21). In perfectly and .securely dry localities an approved insulated wire without water proof' covering  may be used, provided the wires are not. concealed,  and are supported by cleats or insulators.  (22). Whenever the wires arc to bein any way covered up they must be coated with an approved waterproof insulation, or .otherwise protected iu such manner as may from time to time be approved by the inspector.  (23).' 'In all cases of concealed , work the person, persons, or body corporate proposing to introduce the  same shall furnish the inspector with a detailed diagram of the work, showing the kind and size of wire  used at the different branches, with particulars as to  the insulation and in what material embedded, location  of cut-outs,'switches, etc., the diagram to be signed  and sworn to by the person or oflicers of the company  and filed with the inspector for reference.  (21). If wires are embedded in the plaster of walls,  ceilings, or partitions, they shall be separated by not  less than ten inches from each other, in addition to being insulated as above, described, unless they arc.enclosed in approved conduits. ���'���  (25) All conductors used inside buildings, in connection with the electric wiring thereof, must be protected  when passing through walls. Moors, partitions, timbers,  or nny part of the structure of the building, by a waterproof! iiou-combust ibln, insulating or hard rubber tube.  (2(1). All conductors used in connection with the electric wiring inside a building must be supported wholly  on noii-copibustible insulators constructed so as to prevent, as far as possible, t.he insulating coverings of the  wire from coining into contact with other substances  (linn the insiilutiiu. supports:  (27). At the entrance of an electric wire into any  building, there shall be an approved switch placed in  the service conductors, by which the current may be  cnlirely cut oil'from the interior wiriiigoflho building:  (2.S). In buildings in course of construction, terminal  wires shall he so arranged as lo be secure from injury  bv I he plasterers: '  Y.'il). Wires insulated as above may be covered or  embedded in mouldings in dry locations, but in breweries, paper mills, dye houses, and otlier like places  whiiro they are exposed to moisture, they shall be carried out of contact with llio walls, ceilings, and the  like, on approved insulators, or in such water-proof  and insulating conduits us'may be approved by Ihe  inspector:  (3(1)., Conduits lo be approved shall be continuous  from one junction to another, or to fixtures, and be of  material that, will resist the fusing of wire or wires  they contain without, destroying oi��� igniting t.he conduit, ami if not. entirely embedded in plaster or other  iioii-couibusfible material, or not inflammable themselves, must have an outer covering wliich i.s non-in-  M.-iininablc.and be so placed that they Will be protected  from injury or .hrcakagc.and all wires intended to carry,  more than five ampere currents shall he placed insopa-  ratcconduits, unlossaspccinl permit, is issued for same,  on branches imbedded for wires of live ainper currents  and less; the positive and negative wires, if properly  insulated, may be placed in the same conduit, provided  n double pole safely fuse is inserted at each branch  coiineclion:  Oil. Iii those systems, where alternating currents of  high electromotive force arc used on the main line,  and secondary currents of low 'electromotive force are  developed in local "converters" or "transformers," the  entire primary circuit and the transformers shall,  where possible, be excluded from any building, and  conlincd lo the aerial line (the transformers being attached in the poles or lo the exterior of the buildings),  or lo the underground conduits if such arc used, or  placed iu lire-proof vaults or exterior buildings:  (112). In those cases, however, where it, may not he  possible lo exclude the transformers mid entire primary  from the building, the following precautions shall be  strictly observed :  (.I). The transformer shall be constructed with or  enclosed in a fire-proof or non-coinbusfible case, and  located al n point a- near as possible as that  at   which  tin; primary wires enter the buildings. Hetwccn these  points the conductors shall be heavily insulated with a  a coating of approved water-proof inateiial, and in addition, shall be so covered in and protected that mechanical injury to them or contact with them shall be  prai-l it-ally impossible:  (SI). The.s-: primary conductors, if within a bu.ld'ii..  shall also be furnUhcd with a double pole switch ������)���  separate switches on the ingoing and return wire, .and  aiso with automatic double pole cut-out where they  enter the building, or where (hey leave the main linn  on the pole, or in the conduit. The switches above referred to should, if possinle, be enclosed in secure and  fire-proof boxes outside the building:  (35). Wh'c-ro there is a possible-exposure lo waler, the  first or second coating shall be impervious to the fluid:  (3li). For inrundosccnl lamp lixlures and electrolier. .  exceptions may be made to lhe foregoing rule iu which  llio wires can be placed nearer than the prescribed distance to'each otlier or lo other conduclors. provided  the llxlure is fully insulated at the base from house  aud ground piping, and further provided that a double  polo safety cat c)i is placed at the base of each fixture, or  at Ihe nearest branch connection, as may be required  by the inspector:  (37J. In all cases where combination (giuandelcclricl  lixturcs arc used, extra precaution shall he taken to  secure'complete and continuous insulation from ��� the  gas pilling:  (3:0. All machine lamps, wires, and olhcr parts nf  the electric systems, shall be so constructed, mounted  and secured as to insure complete nndconlintious isolu-  ���lion. with such exception'-- only as are hereinbefore  slated, and in no case shall ground circuits be employed, or any pari of lhe syslein be allowed lo come  in contact with the earth llirougli gas or water pipusor  the like:  (39). Where vera current of such high electromotive  force is employed that, if i. iicenlraled in one lamp or  motor of the series, it would produce un arc capable of  deslroving or fusing part of such lamp, an automatic  switch shall be .introduced in each lump or motor, by  which it will be thrown out of circuit before the arc  approaches any such dangerous extent:  .(���10). Wherever a connection is made between A  larger and smaller conductor at. tiie entrance orwiihin  a building, sonic approved automatic device shall be  introduced into the circuit ot the smaller.conductor at,  or close to its junction, by. which ic shall be interrupted  whenever the current passing is in excess of its safe  carrying capacity: ..  (II). All cut-out boxes or switches which shift, transmit or break a current shall be mounted" on. incombustible bases, and so arranged as to close one.circuit before they open another, and operate in such a manner  that no arc can'be formed between the contact', surface  when thrown "on" or "'oil'." If shall be"so far positive  in its action that il cannot stop between the extreme  positions. It must indicate upon inspection whether  the current is on or oil'. This regulation applies to isolated plants as well as lo those connected with central  stations:  (12). The rules and regulations under the head of insulation, automatic cut-outs, and .switches,shall he observed where electric motors are used, and. in addition,  the motor frames shall bo properly insulated, and so  mounted as to be free from grounds, and each motor  shall be provided with an approved switch to prevent  au excessive flow of currents:  (13). When the current for lights and power is taken  from storage batteries, the'-same general regulations  are to he observed:  (tt). "High potential circuits or wires:" 'This term  includes all wires arranged with the view of carrying  currents of more than two hundred and lifty volts .difference of potential between any two parts of the system, even if such current is used to run incandescent,  lamps:  (to). Low potential circuits or wires aresuchusdo  not carry more than two hundred and lifty volts:  (���Mil. Before any wires laid or embedded in the, plaster  or material composing any walls, ceilings, or 'partitions  of buildings arc covered up or concealed, notice shall  be given by the owner or contractor to the inspector  requesting him to inspect, the same, lie shall so inspect  within two days, and if he condemns them as not being  laid or constructed in accordance with the provisions of  this by-law, they shall be forthwith removed by the  owner or contractor. Any owner or contractor failing  to give the aforesaid notice before covering; up oi- cen-  ; cealing the s-iid wires, or failing, in the .event of the  said wires being condemned, to forthwith remove thu  same, shall be liable to the-penalties of this by-law:  (17).   The owner of any building in  which  electric  wires arc placed, or the confrnccor win) has placed llie  .same, shall pay to the inspector a  fee of ��_(*.   I'or inspecting a building containing ten outlets or.', under, a  fee of 81.0 J for inspecting a building containing 25 to 50  outlets, ami a fee of .(i.iKJ for inspecting a building containing 50 outlets or more: the said fees and no more  being payable forall the visits of inspection and'work.  3.   Any person, persons, or body corporate, by themselves, 'their agents,.or servams. erecting or maintaining any wire used for. the conduct  of electricity within  '���the limits of. (he'City of Nelson contrary to the foregoing regulations shall  bo guilty of an infraction of this  by-law, and liable to the penalties thereof.  I. Any person, persons, or body corporate convicted  of a breach of any.of the provisions of this by-law before  the police magistrate or t\vo justices of the peace-having  jurisdiction within the City of Nelson, shall'forfeit and  pay for such offence such sum not exceeding;one hundred  dollars (.100), together with the costs of prosecution' as to the police magistrate, or otlier convicting  justices, shall seem right.: and in default of payment of  said penalty and costs'forthwith,'the said penalty and  costs, or penalty or costs only, may be levied by distress  of the goods and chattels of the offender or olfendcrs,  and in case of their being no distress found out of wliich  the said penalty can be levied, the police magistrate, or  other convicting justices may, under his hand and seal,  issue a warrant, committing such t .fender or offenders to  the common gaol for any period not exceeding two  months, with or without hard labor, unless the said penally and costs be sooner paid.  5.   This by-law shall be cited for all  purposes as the  " Electric Lighting and Wiring liy-law. No, 13. IS!)7."  Read the lirst and second times on June 23rd, 1807.  Head the third time on July 2(ith. 1SU7.  Reconsidered and finally passed on August 2nd. 1S07.  |SKAi..| JOHN -HOUSTON. Mayor.  Chaim.ks E.Skai.kv, City Clerk.  \. NOTICE.     ,  The above is a true.copy of'a by-law passed on the 2nd  day of August, 1S97,' hy the municipal council of the City  of. Nelson, and all persons are hereby required to take  notice that anyone desirous of applying to have said bylaw, or any part thereof, quashed, must make his application for that purpose to the supreme court of British  Columbia within one month next after the publication of  this by-law in the British Columbia Gazette, or he will  be too late to be heard in that behalf.  CHARLES E. SEALEY. City Clerk.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON  B ._"-__J'_"W"  _nTO.   _���__  Whereas it. is desirable and necessary to license and  regulate plumbers in the City. of Nelson, and to  provide for the appointment of a plumbing inspector,  and to provide for the effective plumbing, sewerage  and draining of bindings.  Therefore bo it enacted by the municipal council of the  Corporation of the City of Nelson as follows:  1. 'fhe municipal council shall, from time to time, as  occasion may require, appoint- such inspector or  inspectors of plumbing, hereinafter called plumbing  inspectors, as may bo found neccssarv: hut no person  shall be eligible for such appointment who shall not have  passed a satisfactory examination for proficiency in both  practice and theory of plumbing ind drainage before the  board of examiners as hereinafter provided.  2. Such inspector or inspectors shall be under the  supervision of the mayor, and shall be paid such saunas tho municipal council may dr'.ermine.  3. A board of plumbing cxn.iiincrs is hereby constituted, to consist of the city engi icer for the time being,  who shall be chairman of the board, one practising  physician, and one practical journeyman plumber, both  of whom shall be appointed by the municipal council;  and the board sha I be called together at such times as  the chairman shall find neccssarv.  I. In caseany dispute arises 'under this bv-law. as to  whether any person or persons cmploved bv'anv master  plumber is a regularly educated, practical and  experienced plumber, as in this by-law is provided, the  plumbing inspector may notify lhe said workman to  appear and be examined before such board of examiners,  whoso decision as to the competency of such man shall  be final and conclusive.  5. The said board of examiners shall examine and  may grant cert ideates of competencv to any plumber  who may apply for that .purpose, and such certilicate  shall be recorded iu Ihe oflice of the cily clerk the  person receiving the same paying a fee of one dollar  therefor, and such plumber shall be a registered plumber  of the city.  0. Upon and immediately after the passage of this  by-law, and in every ensuing year on or before the first,  day of July, any person desiring to carry on business or  trade as a master plumber within the'City of Nelson,  shall take out a license, for which he shall pay at the  time of flic issuing thereof the sum of twenty-five dollars,  except as hereinbefore provided, and any'person may  take out a license under the pro. Isions of this by-law on  behalf of a partnership, llrm. or company or which lie  may Ivj a member.  7. No person shall receive a license unless lie is of the  full nge of twenty-one years, and has a place within the  City ot Nelson, and furnishes a bond binding himself lo  the amount of S50O.O0, with at. least two sureties in the  sum of $2511.1.111 each, to the satisfaction of Llio municipal  council, or a bond lo the same amount, from a guarantee  company, and that he will employ only registered  plumbers who have received and hold a certilicate of  competency from the hoard of examiners to do all such  plumbing work as he may engage to do. and whether he  is a practical plumber himself or not, will not permit or  allow any such work to be done by himself or in connection with the business except, by such registered  plumbers, and that he will not violate-any of the terms  and conditions, rules and regulations contained in this  by-law. or iiinny other by-law which shall comeinlo force  from time to time in the Cily of Nelson respect.ing  plumbing, drainage, sanitary matters and water works  within the said city.  8. Every person desiring such  liccn  .- shall  flic with  the city collcctora pclition iu writing of Ihe same, giving  name of the applicant, and in ca=e of a partnership, the  name of each member thereof, together with the place  of business, and asking to become a licensed master  plumber, and said petition shall be accompanied ny the  bond and fee herein before menioned.  '!); Any i-h iu'je of lii-mor lo.-..-i|:">i, o( the bii-i"i--s--hall  he promptly reported to the city collector, and the,  license snail be kept in a conspicuous place'at the  location of the business.  10. When any mcinh'sr of a partnership or CDinpany  is licensed individually for the partnership or company,  the license may be issued in' the'name of the. firm, copartnership or company, the said license setting out the  names of the members of the firm, co-partnership or  directors of the company, and the date the license was  granted, and no license so granted shall bo transferable  except with the permission of the.municipal council.  11. All licensed inaslcr plumbers' shall be held responsible forall acts of their employees in coiineclion  with their biiMiiess for which such bonded license is  issued.  12. Every such bond and license shall he for the year  current at the time of the granting thereof, and shall  expire on the 15th day of July next succeeding the date  of issue.  13. Upon satisfactory evidence furnished to Iho  collector that any master plumber, has been twice convicted by the. police magistrate, or I wo justices of the  peace having .jurisdiction within tho limilsof the City of  Nelson, of any violation of the provisions of this by-law,  or any of lhe liy-lnws respecting plumbing, drainage,  sanitary matters or water works, his license sluill be,  ipse facto, forfeited and returned to the collector.      ,  IJ. Any master plum her whose bonds and license may  become forfeited shall notagnin be entitled to a license  until the said declaration of forfeiture shall be revoked  by the municipal council, and if such master plumber is  carrying on liis business in co-pan nership. or as a  member of a company, the co-partnership or company  shall not carry on the business of plumbing from the  dale of such cancellation.  15. liefore proceeding lo construct, re-construct, alter  or change any 'part: of the '.plumbing,-.drainage ; or  ventilation of; an hotel, tenement, warehouse, wash  house, or other building, the owner, his agent or the  master plumber constructing lhe same, shah file in the  oflice of the city clerk an application for a permit  therefor, and such application shall be accompanied  with a specification or abstract thereof, iu a blank form  prescribed and supplied for that purpose by the city  clerk, stating, the nature and work to be done, and  giving the size, kinds and weights of all pipes-, traps and  liftings, together with a description of all closets and  other fixtures, and a plan with the street, and street,  number marked thereon, and showing the drainage  system complete. Plans nuisi. be legibly drawn in ink on  a scale of eight feet to an inch.  I(i. A permit shall be granted or refused within two  days from the time of filing of the application, and the  permit of the plumbing inspector (if granted) shall be  valid for six months from the date of issue.  17. If the plumbing inspector shall find that the said  plans and specifications do not conform with the rules  and requirements laid down in respect to plumbing and  drainage in the by-laws of the City of Nelson, he shall  ,1101, issue any permit for such plumbing and drainage,  and it shall be unlawful to proceed therewith.  IS. After a plan or specification has once been  approved no alteration or deviation from the same will  be allowed except with tho written consent of the  plumbing inspector.  li). Eroin and after the passing of this by-law every  owner, or agent of an owner, of any building doing or  causing to be done any plumbing., iu such building shall,  on the same beit'.g passed by the plumbing inspector, be  granted a certificate that said plumbing has been done  m accordance with the city by-laws, and on being  requested to do so shall deliver such certificate to any  person proposing to purchase or occupy such building.  2(1. No part of any plumbing or drainage work shall  be concealed or covered up in anyway until it has been  examined and approved by the'-plumbing inspector, to  whom notice' must be sent when the work is- sufllcienfly  advanced to be inspected, unless in the case of drainage  holu'w the surface of the ground,' whicli the inspector  has failed to inspect within the five working hours  ensuing after being notified, then the ground may be  filled in, in case of an emergency affecting the public  safety.  21. All material must be of good quality and free from  defects, and the work must be executed in a thorough  and workmanlike manner.  22. "fhe arrangement of soil, and'waste pipe must be as  direct as possible  23. 'fhe soil;. waste and ventilating pipes and traps  ; m ust. whore practicable,  he exposed to  view for ready  inspection at all times and for convenience in repairing.  When necessarily placed within partitions, or in  recesses of walls,soil, waste and ventilating pipes must  be covered with woodwork so fastened as to be readily  removed. In no case shall they he so placed as to lie  absolutely inaccessible. ' unless under written permission from the plumbing inspector. '  21. When'the ground is made or unsound the house  sewer shall be of medium or extra heavy east iron or  brass pipe, with joints properly caulked with lead.  25. In,sound ground,' provided it is outside of the  building, hard salt, glazed, vitrilied pipe maybe used;  each length shall be wetted before being laid and the  space completely filled witli cement mortar, made in the  proportion of two of good, clean sharp sand and one of  the best. Portland cement, except in wet ground, when a  gascct shall be'placed around the spigot iind forced  down to the bottom of the socket and finished in mortar  cement, as described above. Each pipe 'must be cleaned  outwith a mop after being laid. The different lengths  must be laid in perfect line of the bottom and sides. All  connections must be through "V" junctions.  2li. Any soil pipe passing through a building, or  beneath the lloor of a cellar or basement, shall boot cast  iron or brass as in section 21 hereof, and shall extend to  at least five feet outside the building and no wall shall  be built leaning solidly upon the same.  27. .Where it is found impracticable to carry the main  ventilating pipe above the surrounding openings or  adjoining buildings within the prescribed distance of  forty feet, as in section 32, permission may be granted by  thejpluinbing inspector to insert a running trap between  the house and the sewer in a position to be approved by  the plumbing inspector, such running trap to have a  cleaning cap made gas an'd air tight, brought up fo the  surface of the ground, and taken off the outer or inner  side of such running trap. A fresh air inlet shall be  brought up to the surface of the ground from the inlet or  ���house side of such running trap, and be provided witha  cast iron grating set in Portland cement, and be kept  free from dirt and deposit. In all cases where such intercepting trap is used, the main ventilating pipe must  open at least ten feet from any opening or window.  23. No exhaust from steam engines, or blow off from  steam boilers, or overflow from water motors, shall be  connected with either private or public sewers.  21). Every vertical soil pipe shall be of cast iron or  brass, aiid shall extend a suflicient height above window,  roof or coping, or light shaft, to the satisfaction of the  plumbing inspector.  30. No rain water, tlown pipe, or chimney flue shall  be used as a ventilator for any sewer, trap, soil or waste  pipe or as any soil or waste pipe.  31. Each building shall be provided with a main'  ventilating pipe ot cast iron or wrought iron pipe,  galvanized, of not less diameter.than four inches, whicli  shall be carried at least two feet above the highest  window, opening or light shaft, and to the satisfaction of  the 'plumbing inspector.  32. Soil or main ventilating pipes in ai:> extension  must.be carried to and above the roof of the main  building, when otherwise thoy would open within forty  feet of any openings of the main or adjoining houses,  unless as provided in section 27.  33. No soil pipe shall be less than four inches in  diameter. A waster pipe receiving' the discharge of five  or more sinks shall not be less than three inches in  diameter and shall have two inch branches.  31. When lead pipe is used to connect lixturcs with  vertical soil or waste pipes, or to connect traps with  main ventilators, it shall not be lighter than :  1 inch in diameter, l! pounds per yard,  li inch in diameter, nj pounds per yard,  li inch in diameter,   (!  pounds per yard.  2 inch in diameter, 8 pounds per yard.  I inch in diameter, 15 pounds per yard.  21 inch in diameter. I3{. pounds per yard.  3 inch iu diameter. III* pounds per yard.  I   inch in diameter, 21* pounds per yard.  Traji vent pipes shall be of brass, lead, castor galvanized  wrought iron. All traps and fittings shall be equal in  quality and thickness to the pipes to which they are  attached.  35. All cast iron pipes must, be of the best clean grey  metal, free from sand cracks, honey comb, poms places,  air holes or oilier defects, and of the grade known as  medium used below all fixtures, and for ventilating  pipes the grade known as "Standard" of the heaviest  quality. In buildings over Ihrec stories in height, the  three lower stories must, bo lifted with the grade known  as extra heavy.   The following will be accepted :  Standards. ���  ...2   iu. 3   in. I   in.   5 in.   (i in.  Below lixturcs (pounds). I   in. li' in. U in. 17 in. 20 in.  Above flxturoslpoundsi.J   in. 5   in. (ij in.  Extra heavy (pounds)...5} in. !)J in. 13 in. 17 in. 20 in.  All  fittings  used  in connection   with such  pipes   shall  correspond in weight and quality.    All such pipes to be  coated inside and out with tar and asphnltum.  30. Before being accepted all plumbing work shall be  tested by water or other test approved by and made in  the presence of the plumbing inspector. All defective  material shall be removed and replaced, and bad workmanship made good.  37. All joints in iron or brass sewer pipe, soil pipe,  waste pipe and ventilators shall be made witha gasket  ofoakum, and lead hand caulked, and be perfectly gas  tight.  38. All connections of lead with iron or brass pipe  shall be made witli a brass ferrule of the samediameter  of the lead pipe put in liubof the iron pipe and caulked  with lead. The ferrule shall he connected with the lead  pipe with a wiped joint,. Vent and flush pipes of water  closets shall be connected with brass couplings or strong  rubberconnections under the discretion of the plumbing  inspector.  3!l. All connections of load, waste and vent pipes shall  be made with wiped joints.  10. All wafer closets, urinals, sinks, basins, wasli trays,  baths and all tubs or sets of tubs, and hydrant waste  pipes shall be separated and effectually trapped, except  when a sink and wash tubs immediately adjoin each  other, in whicli case tin- waste pine from the tubs may  be connected wilh lhe inlet side of the sink trap. Urinal  platforms, if connected wilh llie sewers, must also be  properly trapped, vented and automatically flushed  witli water from a supply tank.  II.   Traps  shall   be  placed  as   near  the fixtures   as  trap  All trap, must have a cleaning out  r.ract-'cable. anrl in no rase shall a trap be more than two  ���e. All trans must have a clcinin  dersi.ie  feci IV..m the lixtur  sere won i he u  12. A I was'c pipes from fixtures other than water  closets -hall be ���.. ivi.led at the outlet "with strong metal  strainer . and a ,,sinks and wash tubs shall be provided  with appioved _ i-���.o traps.  J3. Tho waste pipes from no other fixtures shall be  connected with a water closet trap.  Jl. All traps shall be protected from syphonnge by a  ventilating pipe leading from the highest and outer  portion or the trap, cither separating or joining the  main ventilating pipe, above the highest fixture, except  in such particular cases, that in the discretion of ihe  plumbing inspector the vent pipe may be dispensed with  upon, iroof of nomsyphonnge.  15. Kor traps in water closets the branch ventilating  pipe shall not be less than two inches in. diameter, and  not less than three inches for buildings of three stories or  more in height. Where a bath or basin, or both, are in  the same room with a water closet, the vents for same  may join the clos<f vent above the tixture. In no case  shall more than two water closets communicate with the  same ventilating pipe unless it is over two inches in  diameter.  ���II!. Overflow pipes must discharge into the op--n nir,  where possible, wilh a flap on luu end lo keep out  draught, otherwise they must in every case be connected  wilh the waste pipe on the inlet side of the trap.  17. Every safe under a wash basin, bath, urinal, water  closet or otlier fixtures, shall be drained by a special pipe  unconnected with a sewer, waste or soil pipe, discharging  into the open air. The outlets of such pipes are lobe  jirovided with flap valves.  IS. No drain pipes from refrigerators shall be directly  connected witli any soil pipe, waster or sewer.  I!). Waterclosetsshall not he placed iu an un ventilated  room or compartment.' In every case t bore shall bo. an  opening io the ouier air. All water closets shall be  'supplied with water from special tanks, and the ,water  from these shall not be used for any other purpose. No  waterclosetsshall bo directlysupplied from the water  mains or service pipes. Water closet, cisterns shall be  lilted witli ball taps, etc., to prevent waste. '  50. Where fhe trap of the closet is above the floor, the  connection with the soil pipe shall be made with brass,  rubber or approved door flanges.  51. Overflow or discharge pipes /rom tanks for  drinking water shall never he connected with any soil,  vent,waste pipe orsewcr.  52. No closet or nny other convenience which allows  the escape into the house of air or gas which has been  confined in any part of it, or from the drain or soil, pipe,  or which allows the accumulation of lilth in or about il,  shall  be fitted up or used.  53. No person other than a licensed plumber or pipe  layer, acting under the supervision of the inspector,  shall be permitted to make any connection with a public  sower.  51. Ail openings for private sewers must be so made  as to cause as little inconvenience as possible to the  public;.on completion the surface to be left in as good  order as it was before the opening was made, and all  ."materials, loose earth and rubbish to be removed within  twenty-four hours ; all such openings to be fenced by day  and lighted by night in such a manner as may be  approved by the inspector.  . 55. No house sewer pipe to have a less fall that one in  forty, unless special permission, in writing, is granted  by the inspector.  5(1.. No private sewer in actual use shall be. disturbed  unless under the special direct ion of the plumbing  inspector.  57. All water pipes must he protected from injury or  settling.  5S. The plumbing inspector shall have power to enter  upon any premises ami examine the plumbing, ventilation and drains, and should the same, in his opinion, be in  an unsanitary condition, may notify the owner or his  ..agent . to have the.same put, in a sanit .recondition, and  any person neglecting to do so forthwith, to lhe satisfaction of flic plumbing inspector, shall be liable to the  penalties of this by-law.  it.). The plumbing inspector is also authorized to  receive and place on file drawings and descriptions of  the plumbing and drainage executed in lhe City of  Nelson prior to the passage of this by-law, and examine  and give a certificate if in accordance with the provisions of this by-law,  (id. Any person guilty of any infraction of any of the  provisions of this by-law shall be liable, upon  conviction before the police magistrate or any two  ���justices'of the peace havingjuri. .lictinn within the limits  of the City of Nelson, lo be lined in any sum not  exceeding one hundred dollars, inclusive of costs, and in  case of the iioii-payinent of the line and costs the.same  mav be levied by distress anil sale of the offender's goods  -andchattels, and in case of the non-payment of the fine,  and there being no distress found out of which the sum  can be'levied, such olfender shall be liable to be imprisoned for any period not exceeding two months.  (il. This by-law may he cited forall purposes a.s the  "Plumbing Hy-law. No. II, 1S!)7." ,.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON.  Spokane Falls & JNortliero,  Nelson & Fort Sheppanl,'.  Bed fountain Railways.  Tfje only all rail route without change of cars  -    between Nelson and Rossland, an,d  Spokaqe' and Rossland.  Leave  !l:10a. in..  11.00 a. m  .00 a.m..  DAILY .EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  N0TIGE FOR TENDERS.  Scaled lenders Will he received by the undersigned up  to II' o'clock noon on Tuesday, the 10th day of August,  IS!)7, for the following material for .water and sewer  systems:  1. Lap-welded si ecl pipe, of the following sizes, ft. 1 .  10, S, (land I inch.  2. Fittings such as crosses, Ts. Vs. bends, reducers,  caps, plugs, etc.  X   Fire hydrants.  I.   Air valves, stop valves, aiid vents.  :').   Lead and Oakum. ;  (j. -'Vitrified, sewer pipe, of'the following sizes. Id. ,S, (i.  and 1-inch.  7.   Crosses. Ts, Ys, etc.  ,S.   Portland cement.  .Approximate amounts to be supplied can be obtained  at the otlice of the city clerk, 'fenders must he for delivery f. o. b. Nelson, within sixty days from date of contract. .The lowest orany teudeiuiof necessarily accepted.  '���..'.. .JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.  . Nelson. U. C. July llth. IS07.    . '. ''.������.-���- '  TIMBER INSPECTOR'S OFFICE.  HOTICE  The sawmill at Uobson. B. C. known as the "Hob., in  Sawmill Company's'-Mill."'has, in accordance with the  provisions of the Land Act. been seized for non-payment,  of Timber Royalty.  If such Royally, together with costs of seizure, is not  paid beforo the twenty-third day of August, 1807, said  mill'and appurtenances, or so'much thereof as may be  necessary, will be sold by auction sale there*, at 2 p. in. on  that day. to pay, the amount of the Royalty, together  wilh expenses of seizure and costs of sale."  ,,H. .1. SKINNKU. Timber Inspector.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that 1. Charles Heath, intend to  apply at the expiration of sixty days from the date hereof, to the commissioner of lands aiid works for permission to purchase IIX) acres of -unreserved, unoccupied and  unsurveyed crown land, situated near the confluence of  .Meadow creek and Goat river, iu the float river mining  division of West Kootenay. Hritish Columbia.  CHARLIOS IIKAT1I.  Hated this l_h day of .July. IS! 17. *  i>i:soiiii-no. .  Commencing at initial post marked ������Charles Heath's  N. \V. Corner." thence due south 10 chains, thence due  cast 10 chains, thence due north 10 chains. I hence due  west 10 chains to point of ooinnicnecnicnl., containing Hill  acres more or less.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby, given that I, I,. P. .Merrimnn. intend  lo apply at the expiration of sixty days from the publication of this notice, to the commissioner of lands and  works, to purchase the following unoccupied, unsurveyed  and unreserved liinds. siiuati- al or near White ('roust-  umiinlaiu. and embracing In rids- near confluence of mirth  and west branch of (tout i-rt-i k. a I rihutary of ('mil river,  in I he (loat river mining di\ i.sion of W'esf Kootenay district, Hritish < 'olunibia.  i>i-:.sri:li-Ti(i. .  < 'onniicncing at initial post marked "I,. P. .M.'s N. K.  corner," llience due south in chains, thcnci- due west . i  chains, llience due north 10 chain . llience due cast .SO  chains to poinl of coinuiciiccmcnl. containing .'!'-'U acres  more or less. L. P. .MKRRIMAN.  Hated this Ml li day of .May. IS !I7. [June l!'t h|  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Notice is hereby given that I, O. II. Owen, intend to  apply at the expiration of sixty days from tlit: publication nf this notice, to the commissioner of lands and  works to purchase ihe following uiiMirveyed, unoccupied, and unreserved crown lands, situate on the north  shore of the west, arm of Kootenay hike, in the Nelson  mining division oj tin- district of West Koolenay. Hritish  Columbia.  iiK.sruii-no.N-.  ('onniicncing at initial post marked  corner," thence due we.-I. III chains  chains, thence due east   III  chains,  chains to poinl of commencement  more or less.  Hated this 2111 h day of June, ISII7.  G. II. Owen S. K.  thence due north ���In  thence due smith id  containing IQl acres  0. II. OWKN.  IJ line L'iit.h|  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  Take notice Unit, the partnership between the undersigned, as grocers and general provision merchants at  Nelson. North Fork, and Saltan, has this day been dissolved liy mutual consent. Mr. l-'rccland retiring.  All debts due by and owing to llie late partnership will  be paid bv and to A. C. ilin-liauaii.  A. C.  Hl.'CHANAN'.  K. MA H.F.,  WILLIAM .UK .LAND.  Dated al Ni-lfon. H. ('., .lulv :Kill. 1807. |.liilv |0th|   NKLSON       ROSSLAND    SPOKANK   Passengers for Kettle Hiverahd Honndary Creek con  ncct at Marcus with stage daily.  Arrive  ..  .-Iii p. m.  ..3:40 p. ill.-:  ..6:10 p.m.  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  OK1KXT. I,'    .11.VKHAI.   Cl.,\I.M.    SITUATI-'    I.V TIIK   NKLHO.V ,  MININO DIVISION. Ol\ WKST  ICOOTKNAV  DlS'l'ltlC"I*.   AND  LOOATH.     ON ���TIIK'I.KI.*'HANK, Ol'. KOOTHNAV   ICIVICK.  ori'osri'i; tiik .mouth ok.Si.ocaN' kivkh.c  Take notice that I, N. F. Towusend, agent for Uobt-rt  .!. Bcnley, free miner's certificate No. 7,'(,5.''ti, intend,  sixty days from the dale hereof, to apply to flic mining  recorder for a certificate of, improvement . for tho purpose of obtaining a crown grant of flic,above, claim. And  further fake nolice I hat action, under section A", must be  taken before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. N. F. TOWN . KM)  Hated, this -.th day of June. ISU7.  Notice     of  Application     tot-  Improvements.  [.June'illth]  Certificate    of  ���'TIIK KID'' .llN)vl<AI.,C!'���\I. , .SITUATK INj T1J . NKLSON  ���MININO DIVISION OK WKST KOOTISNilV D1STHICT. AND  I.OOATKD AHOCT KIOIIT MII.KK 1*1' KAST SI. . OK  KOKANKK, OUKKK.  Take notice that, I, Charles A. .loess, of Kaslo. J). ...  acting as agent for C. Sherbart of Nelson, H. ... free  miner's certificate No. S2.2U). intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply lo the mining recorder for a certilieale of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  crown grant of the above claini. And further take  notice that action, under section _f, must be commenced  before,the issuance of such certilicate of improvements.  CHAHLKS A.Ss'l'OICS...  Haled this llth day of .I line. 1807.    , [,July_-d|  Notice    of    Application     for    Certificate   of  Application     for  Improvements.  (.-O.MATTIC KUACTION .MINfcUAI. CLAIM, SITi;.\Ti: IN TIIK  .Nl-:i_ON .MININO DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV DI.��-  THICT, AND I.OOATKD AT IIKADWATKIiS OK ICOICANKK  CUKKI . AND 'IIOUNDKD ON NOHTII IIV AKI'KN AND ON*  SOUTH   in''"TIIK  KID"  MINKKAL  CLAIMS.  'fake notice thai I. Charles A. .Stoess of Kuslo, B.C..  actinias agent for C. .Sherbart of Nelson, IJ. C., free  miller's certificate Ny. .2,. IU. intend sixty days from the,  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for  a certilieale of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And further take  not ice,that action, under section ,'i7. must be cianmt need  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  CHAItLKS A. S'lOK.S.  Dated this 1 ith day of .June, 1S07. '.July :ird)  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  LA   l-LA'I'A,  KUACTION   MINKKAL CLAIM,   S1TOATK   IN TIIK  NKLSON    MIMNCi   DIVISION   OK   WKST  ICOOTKNAV-   DISTRICT,   -AND   I.OCATKI)   ON   ICOICANKK    CK1CKK.   AND   IS  ,; IIOUNDKD ON NOHTII IIV KLOKKNCK AND ON SOUTH. IIV  MOLLY ( -IISON  .MINKKAL CLAIMS.  'fake notice that, J. Charles A. Stoess of Kaslo. . . C,  acting as agent for C. .berbart of Nel'tm. I. C. free  miner's certificate No. S'.210, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a cer-  tificateiof improvements for the purpose of obtaining a  , crown grant of the above claim. And further take notice  'that action, under section .'17, must be commenced before  the issuance of such certilieale of improvements.  CHAItLKS A. fc>TOK.S.  Dated, this llth day of June, 1S07. |.luly .'<r'd|  Notice   of   Application   tor   Certificate   of  Improvements.  TIIK KLOKKNOK MINKKAL CLAIM. SITUATK IN TIIK NKLSON MININI! DIVISION OK WKST ICOOTKNAV I .STRICT,  AND I.OCATKI) ON TIIK KAST SLOPK AMJ ABOUT ONK  AND A 1IAI.K MILKS SOUTH KKOM IIKAD OK ICOKANKK  CKKEIC.  Take notice that I, Charles A. .Stoess, acting as agent-  for I .' XV: Willey of Nelson, 13. C. free miner's certificate  No. (17 SS7, intend sixty days from the dote hereof, to apply  to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And 'further, take nolice thai.action, under section A', must be commenced before the issuance of such  certilicate of improvements.  CIIAHLKS A. HTOKSS.  Dated, this Itth day of June, 1S07. (July : .-dj  Notice     of  Application     for  Improvements.  Certificate    of  KLOKKNCK KKAOTION MINKKAL CLAIM. SITUATK IN TIIK  NKLSON MININO DIVISION OK WKST ICOOTKNAV DIS-  TKICT. AND LOCA'IKD ON ICOICANKK CHKKIC, AND IS  HOUNDED ON NOHTII liV ACIIILLKS TWO IIUNDKKD  AND ON SOUTH   HV  KLOKKNCK MINKKAL CLAIMS.  Take notice that I. Charles A. Stoess of Kaslo. 1. C.  acting as agent for C. Sherbart of Nolson. H. C. fiee  miner's certilieale No. S_2I0, and P. W. ('oorgeof Ncbon.  B. C, free miner's certificate No. 70JI7,. intend sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for  a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of.obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And further take  notice that action, under section A', must be commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  e- CIIAHLKS A. STOKSS.  .Dated this 2(ith day of June, 1807.,- ������[July 3rd |  Notice  of   Application   for.  Certificate   of  Improvements.  ACIIILLKS TWO IIUNDKKD MINKKAL CLAIM. SITUATK IN  TIIK NKLSON .MININO DIVISION OK WKST ICOOTKNAV  DISTKICT, AND I.OCATKI) 'KIOIIT MILKS UP KASTSIDK  OK ICOKANKK CKKK1C AND JOINS NO .Tit END III'  KLOKKNCK  MINKKAL CLAIM.  'fake notice that I. Charles A. Stoess of Kaslo.. IJ. ...  acting as agent for C. Sherbart of Nelson IJ. ���... free  miner's certificate No. (..210, intend sixty days frt in the  date hereof, to apply to lhe mining recorder for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtainin. a  crown grant of the above claim. And further take  notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such certificate ofiniprovcments.  CIIAKLKS A. STOK.S.  Dated this llth day of June, IS97. [July 3rd|  Notice   of  Application   tor   Certificate   of  '',-.' ,  Improvements.  (���Ol.DKN KAOI.K MINKKAL CLAIM. SITUATK IN TIIK. Nl-'l. ON  MININO DIVISION OK WKST ICOOTKNAV DISTItlCT. .'ND  LOCATED  NKAK TIIK  IIKAD OK  SANDV  CHKKIC.  Take notice thai I. A.S. Karwell, agent for Alfred C.  Fluinerfell. free miner's certificate No. J..H.''!'. inl< nil  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for a certitleatc of improvements, for the purlin.- of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. "A ml  further lake notice that act ion. under -eetion .'17. must tic  commenced before the issuance of such ccrliMcaic of improvements. A. S   FAL'U'KI.!..  Dated this .id day of July, IS. 7. I.liilyluth)  Notice   of  Application   for  Improvements.  Certificate   of  IfOOIl KNOloll MINKKAL CLAIM. SITUATE I.V TIIK NKLSON  MININO lllNISION OK WKST ICOOTKNAV DISTItlCT., SITUATK ON TOAD  MOUNTAIN.  Take notice that I. Frank Fletcher, acting a- agent for  I'corgi: II. Andrews, fp-c miner's (-crtillcat. No. (. .'_'! f..  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a certilieale of improv ciii'cnr-. I'or  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claini. And further lake not iec t hit I action, under section .'17. nitisi be commenced before the is-uniiec of such  certilieale of improvements.        Fit ANK FLK'I'CM hit.  Dated this Kith day of July. I_I7. |.luly 17th|  Notice of Application  to  Purchase  Land.  Notice is hereby given that I. A. (I. Kvuus, intend lo  apply at the expiration of sixty days from the publication  of this notice, to the commissioner of lands and works to  purchase the following unsurveyed, unoccupied, and unreserved crown lands, situate at or near White (Irousc  mountain, and embracing lands near confluence of n"rth  and west branch of Coat creek, a I rihutary of Coat river,  in llic (loat river mining division of the disiriel of West  Kootenay. Hritish Columbia.  DKSciui-rio. .  ('oinnieneing at   initial  post   marked "A. (i. K.'- N.  eorner." thence due north   Iu chains, thence cl\n- west  chains, thence due south  III chains, thence  due  east  chains lo point of eomnicnccuiciil. <onl.lining ;i-" acres  more or less. A. O. K\'.\\'S.  Dated this I Ith day of .May. 1SKI7. |.liiin- l!Hh|  SI I  _l  Application  for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby gi ten that the undersigned will apply  to the Hoard of Licensing Commissioners of lhe City o'f  Nelson, at their next sitting, for a license to sell beer and  wine at luv restaurant, situate on lot's 21 and 22 block I!,  Nelson. Jl.  JI.  DC I- FY/  Dated at Nelson. I!. C. July -..Hi. I. .17.  Application  for Liquor   License.  I hereby give notice that thirty days after date, I intend lo apply to the Hoard of Licensin . Ciuiiml- sinners  for the cily of Nelson, for a license lo sell hi|lior bv retail  al inv hotel on lot a, block I. in said citv. I       (I. Lt'NI'.  Haled .lulv 23rd. I. .17. |.lulv2lth| 'au  4  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUCIUHT ?,  1S97.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  James Lawrence'on Tuesday -purchased  lot 7) in block 10, from John B. Old of Fire  ..Valley, for $ .000. Tiift lot is situated between the La w__n.fi li.-ird ware <:om'piiny'_.  store and that oft li�� '1. .unison Stationery  Gompany on BmIum- street, and has a  'frontage ul' .'0 feet.. Lawrence has had a  standing oiler of $.000 for this property  for'several months.  The sea .'old i'or the execution of James  "Woods, convicted for the murder of H. M.  Woods, has been shipped from Kamloops  and wili arrive here tlii< week. This is  taken to mean that the minister of justice  is not likely to interfere with the carrying out of the sentence of the court. The  execution infixed for Wednesday, next.  Harry Sheran is back from California.  Harry is now traveling as a capitalist,  and is on tiie lookout i'or likely prospects.  He says he can see as i'ar into rock as any  expert that ever wore leggings, and is not  afraid to try conclusions with any of them.  ���' At the special sitting of the county  court hold by .judge Korin on Tuesday,  the case nf Barnard vs Jowett was enlarged till tho 2(ith instant. This is an  action brought by F. S. Barnard against  \V. A. Jowett, to secure the payment of a  'promissory note for something like $-300.  Spokane has but,,ohe rival in Kootenay  fighting it for commercial supremacy,  that rival is Nelson. The rival, although  young, leads Spokane already as a money  center. One of its banks (the Bank of  Montreal) has issued more money since  starting than all the national banks of  Spokane put together; another (tho Bank  of British Columbia) carries a larger specie  reserve that any three banks in Spokane:  More: The three banks doing business in  southern Kootenay, namely, the Bank of  Montreal, the Bank of British Columbia,  and the Bank of British North America,  have deposits that aggregate more than  the aggregate of all the banks iu the state  of Washington, east of the Cascade  mountains.  During the thirty-one days immediately  preceding the closing down of the small  copper furnace at the Hall Alines smelter,  ������"... 5 tons of ore were smelted. This yielded  .1. tons of matte, whicli contained approximately IM' tons of copper, 81,800  ounces silver and SI ounces gold.  The geueral annual meeting of the  shareholders of the Nelson Electric Light  company will be held in the company's  office in this cits' on Monday, September  Oth, at 2 o'clock. Reports of the officers  for the past year will be received, and  directors appointed for the ensuing year.  C. W. West has commenced work upon  a. two-story stoue building upon his lots  on east Baker street. The building will  have a frontage of 00 feet on Baker street  aud will be arranged for stores and offices.  It will be the lirst stone building erected  in tlae city by private enterprise. The  city, lock-up and municipal offices, now  in course of erection on Victoria street,  will have the distinction of being the first  stoue building completed in the city.  W. A. Macdonald, Q. C, and A. M.  Johnson have formed a law partnership.  The firm of Macdonald 6c Johnson has the  makings of a strong combination and for  brains and cheek will be hard to beat.  The Nelson Electric Light Company,  Limited, is making extensive improvements and additions to its plant. A 3-1-  inch wooden pipe is being laid from the  dam to the penstock. The dam is to be  improved so that the water of the creek  may be stored during the day time, thus  giving adequate power when required for  lighting purposes. At the power house  another water wheel will be put in as  well as two 750 light machines. This will  give the company a capacity of oOOO lights.  It is now announced that the Denver  Smelting company will locate its sampling  works at .Itosebery, on the Nakusp & Slocan, instead of Nakusp, as contemplated.  The company has secured an eight acre  site, in return for which it has entered  into a contract to erect a mill with a capacity of 100 tons per day. The mill is to  be in running order by December 1st.  A promising strike was made on the  Gold Standard claini last week. The property is located about a mile northeast of  the Silver King group on Toad mountain.  A four foot ledge of gold bearing ore has  been discovered, which appears to be free  milling. The claim has been held for  about a year, and the iind was made in  doing assessment work. The Gold Standard is owned by the Misses Scarlett and  others of this city. '     '  Dr. G. A. B. Mall has rendered professional assistance at Hi births since January, 10 of the children being boys and six  girls. The two latest births were, Mrs.  Truan a son, ou Saturday morning, and  Airs. Jeffrys, a son, on 'Monday.  Ou Tuesday a woman, giving her name  a.s 'Vivian Jones, was fined $10 with, the  option of spending two months in jail,  i'or keeping a house of ill-fame on Victoria  street. Lilly Harvey, an inmate of the  same house, was fined $10, with three  weeks' imprisonment in case of default.  Frederick Slattery, a drunk, was fined  $3 on Tuesday. Larry AIcAIahon. a vagrant, was allowed to go on suspended  sentence on account of his illness.  "Billy" Perdue, who has had his share  of hard work in supplying the people of  southern Kootenay with beef, has disposed of all his interests in Rossland, and  leaves for. the Klondyke gold fields in a  few days. He will take in 72 head of beef  cattle and ten horses, going by way of the  Dal ton trail.  Isaac Jlolden has purchased an interest  in the Hotel Slocan at Slocan City.  In all contracts for city work in connection with the waterworks and sewerage  systems, there is a clause requiring contractors to pay at least $2.7)0 per day for  labor.     Breckenridge   6c   Lund   made   a  In order to sell what Shirt: Waists, we have left in Stock,  we have reduced, same to  75, $lQO, Sl-25  ' "WORTH $1.25, $1.75, $2.00  slight kick over the condition, but they  were told that they would either have to  comply with the requirement or forego  the contract., lt is needless to say that  they agreed.  The city pound by-law and the dog tax  by-law appear to have been lost sight of  by the municipal authorities. No attempt  has so far been made to collect dog taxes,  aud the owners of horses are allowed to  let them run. at large through the city  streets during the night.  Charles IL Sealey is making good progress with the assessing of the property  within the municipality! The work is  not yet sufficiently advanced to make any  close estimate as. to the aggregate value  of the real property and improvements  within the corporate limits.  Another shipment of 21 tons was made  from the Athabasca mine to the Hall  Alines smelter this week. The returns  upou the same will be known next week.  The Howard Fraction group has another  shipment of ore on the way to the Hall  Alines smelter.  Colonel Baker, provincial secretary and  minister of mines, is expected to arrive in.  Nelson next week. An effort will be made  by local sports to bring the colonel and  the chief commissioner together ancl  secure their respective opinions of each  other.  The contract for the construction of the  provincial jail has not yet been awarded,  as the government has not decided upon  the site. The government has a chance  here to please the people of Nelson or to  please the government agent. It is only  with a lew governments that the issue  would be in doubt.  O. G. Dennis, the newly appoiuted gold  co .jmissioner, came up from Kaslo this  morning. Dennis will remain in charge  of the assessor's office at Kaslo until his  successor arrives. He has not heard who  will get the office rendered vacant by his  promotion.   SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  The American Boy shipped "58 tons of  concentrating ore to the Noble Five concentrator last week, and on Monday it  sent forward 17 tons of clean steel galena  to the smelter. The clean ore averaged  127) ounces silver, and 70 per cent lead. It  is said that the American Boy will make  regular shipment in future.  It is rumored here that the Enterprise  will probably purchase the Iron Horse, in  order to get greater depth in working the  Enterprise lead.  The Neglected, situated on the lake  shore half a mile southeast of New Denver, was sold this week to S. T. O wings of  Moscow, Idaho, the purchase price being  $700.  It is said that the Vancouver owners of  quarter interest in the Two Friends group,  are serving a restraining injunction on  the other proprietors, to have them ease  working the group. .  The Wonderful Group Alining company  on July 31st received a check from the  Taeoma Smelting 6c Refining company  for $17) 11.17, returns from 10 tons of ore,  which assayed 70 per cent lead and 123  ounces in silver, and netted, exclusive or  duty, $00.02 per ton. On August 3rd they  received from the Kootenay Ore company  of Kaslo, a check for $1051.2<S, returns  from 1*1 tons of ore, which assayed 73 pet-  cent lead and 124 ounces silver, and netted,  exclusive ol duty, $02.5.") per ton.  Last week a payment, of $10,000 was  made on the $00,000 bond on the Alpine  group on upper Lemon creek. The property was bonded last fall, from Max Heck-  man, W. II. Crawford, II. Stege, Chas.  Koss and Herman Clever. It has been  worked steadily with a force ol 10 or 12  men, and has a 78-foot tunnel on the lead,  which shows about 0 feet ot pay ore, running in gold.   AINSWORTH   NOTES.  The owners of the Ainsworth and Nelson group have sent a small party up to  their property to commence development.  The claims are situated at the head ot  Kokanee creek.  Work has been commenced upon the  concentrator wliich is being built in connection with the Highland mine. The  mil! will be located at the mouth of Cedar  creek. It will have a capacity for treating 200 tons of crude ore per day, aud will  run altogether on Highland ore. Those  interested in t.he new venture are E. IX  Carter, H. A. Bright, Scott McDonald and  T. J. Lendrum. i*  The management of the Black Diamond  has commenced shipping concentrating  ore to the Woodbery creek concentrator.  About 200 tons were sent forward during  the past two or three days.  Encouraging reports are received from  the Olson claim. The shaft is now down  30 feet and is in ore all the way. The  ledge appears to be about three feet wide.  Assays made from surface croppingsgave  returns of 100 ounces silver. No assays  have been made recently.  1. C. <Ji.-UIBI.il . J. p.  .M. lli-l. ('. f..       -M. Can. S.H-. C. K.  M. Am. Sir. t'. U.   I*. I.. S. Ml II. ('.'  (Lit,- Hi���<,. Hlijr. Ili-li. ul* l'uli. ��������.-���.. ul ('mi.  in II. C.,1 NKLsnN. II  (*.  . RAN CI S .1. O'IlKlUiY  Vv.ur. JI. Ill   .. I". K.  I*. I.. S. (ill- II. (I. i  III ISSI..VN'II, II. <*.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  �� CIVIL  �� ENGINEERS  �� PROVINCIAL  �� LAND SURVEYORS  ACCOUNTANTS  AND  GENERAL AGENTS  NKLSON AND KOSSLAND,    -    WKST ICOOTKNAV,  l.RI T tSU COLUMBIA  NEW WEST_IJ"STER, B. C.  Conducted by the Fathers 0. M. S.  ...CLASSICAL COURSES  Will Reopen September 1st.  Send for Catalogue or Address President St. Louis College, New Westminster, B. C.  ���     JL  Little  lie.  K til  .innoiinee  Hint slie  is iilmut lo  open a  PKIVATIC  . .11001, IN .___<)..  The course of instruction (_mi|i___  KN('L1S|I. .Ml'SIC,  CALISTIIKNICS. KKKNCII. und (IKI.MAX  (hi. |im*c(l iibi-imil)  For terms 0])|>ly 10  .MISS K. JI. LITTLK.  I'd .oltlco. Nelson.  A. H. HOLDICH S  I fllll  and  linker streets, iund is |iro|uii-ed to cxeciitu all  work  entrusted to him with promptness and accuracy.  Notice   of  Application   I'or   Certificate   of  Improvements.  IVAN HOB  MINICI.AI. CI..VI.M. SITlWri-:  IN  TMH   AINSWOKTII  MINI. (!   DIVISION  OK  WEST  I   .HITKN.VV   DISTUKJT,   ANII  t.o.ATi'.D .viioirr Tmti.:i>:-.I'.vcTKiis n.   a mii.i. ..h-tii  III-* TIIK TOWN  (I.    A INS WO UTI I.  Tnke notice Hint .1, A. ... Km-.veil, tutting lis iikciiI for  Maxwell Stevenson, free miner's ccrtilicnte No. 7li.ll>. . intend sixty days from the date- hereof, to apply to Hie nlining recorder for a cortillentu of improvements, lor, the  purpose of obtaining act-own . nuil of 'the above claim.  And further take notice Hint action, under section A~.  must, be commenced before the issuance of such certilicate  of improvements. A. S. KA l.W'KLL.  Dated this ,'ird day of An. ns t. IS1I7. IA ugitst 7t.Ii I  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  Take notice that A. S. Karwell, actio, as a.j.-iit for  Joseph It. Hofllin, has filed the necessary pnpersand made  application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim ".kooknin," situated in the Ainsworth tniniiiK division of West Kootenay. Adverse claimants, if any,  must file their objections with me within (it) days from  the date of the lirst publication of this notice in the British Columbia (iazefte.  W. ,1, (iOKPKL, (lovernmcnt Agent.  Dated at Xelson, August 3rd, IS!)". [August 7t.li]  NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING.  The general annual meeting of t.he shareholders of the  Nelson Electric Light Company, Limited, will held in the  company's oilice in Nelson. Hritish Columbia, on Mon-  dav. September (ii.h, ISO", at 2 o'clock p in., lo receive tho  report of the officers for the past year, lo elect director.1!  for the ensuing year, and forall other general purposes  relating to the nMinagomonl of the company's . Il'airs.  .1. II. iUATIIKSON. .Secretary.  Nolson. li. C. August (ith, 18117.  Application For Liquor License.  I hereby give notice that thirty days after date I intend to apply to the Hoard of Licensing Commissioners  I'or the City of Nelson I'or a license to sell lii|iior by retail  at inv promises on Lot I'. I'lock A. iu said city.  THOMAS MOItlAHITV.  Doled lth August, 1S!)7.  We carry a very large stock of Nails, Iron, Steel,  Bellows, Anvils, Picks, Shovels, Locks, Ham-.0  mers, Hinges, Powder, Fuse, Caps, etc, in fact*"  a complete line of Miners' Supplies and Builders' Hardware, and are prepared to quote close  c figures. We also carry a full line of Stoves  and Tinware, Crockery and G-lassware, and  ; Groceries, both Staple and Fancy, Wholesale  and Retail.   Free delivery to any part of City.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS; NELSON.  Just received  000  'HE latest styles of Ladies' Purses and Card .Cases,  ancl Gents' Pocket Books and Purses. The prices  are  rip-lit ancPthe o'oods the  best  manufactured....  DRUGGrSTS  W.  F.  TI_liTZI_L & CO.  Agents I'or II. Lawrence Spectacles and  Kye Classes  Kyesight tested free  JTJTJTM.  irect From the Manufacturer  Made by the celebrated Firm of  John B. Stetson ct Co., Philadelphia  OLD FAVORITES  IN THESE WE HAVE BOTH  THE NEW SHAPES AND THE  Also Just Received  A Large Consignment of  Direct From  San Francisco.  �� �� �� @  A Magnificent line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsteds, and West of  England Trousering's, suitable for spring* wear.  A special feature of Fancy Worsted Suitings.  BAKER STREET, NELSON  WHEELER & WILSON     NEW WILLIAMS  DOMESTIC    RAYMOND    WHITE    ZENITH  IAT WE ARE, THE SIX OF US  ��>  Easy Payments and  Liberal  Discounts  e  e  - ,_3  IS THE PRICE ON THE BALANCE OF OUR  STEA"W  _A.T'S  TTISTTIL   CLEA.BBD.  18 and 20 j  BAKER   STREET U.  BRANCH MARKETS    ......  j  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three  Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  ������f��'-*\  .77  .-'���  $��5^^^^  '*"���������* *iV*3B_


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