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The Tribune 1898-12-10

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 KO<  -fv  J'o\  �������ki ij^y^r  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  KOOTENAY '���  Has'   a    Mineral   Output    of  Upwards   of   Ore.  Million    Dollars    Every    Month  ��� In   The   Year-  SEVENTH   7EAR.-  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER Id, 1898.  'I?WO   DOLLARS  A YEAR.  CITY   COUNCIL,   MEETING.  Mayor Houston Authorized to Purchase a  Hook and Ladder Truck.  At Monday afternoon's , session of the  city council tenders were received for the  privilege of cutting ice from the city  reservoir. C. F. Be ter offered $80; Wilson & Harsluiw, $100; and Stutter & Seaman $127). The tender of Stutter 6c Seaman was accepted.  Letters were read from Gleason &  Bailey, of New Vork, and the Waterous  Engine Works of Brantford, giving prices  for a hook ancl ladder truck for lire purposes. The former company's truck wits  a most complete affair, i,he weight of  whicli wa.s 1800 pounds. It was quo. .1  freight and duty paid at Nelson at $1105  or $700 at the company's factory at Seneca  Falls, New Vork. '.The Waterous company's truck was a much simpler affair.  .It was quoted at $877) at the company's  factory at Brantford, which would make  its cost about $700 at Nelson. The mayor  wa.s authorized to purchase a Waterous  truck similar to that mentioned in the  company's correspondence.  The petition of the ratepayers asking  that Ward street, fro.m Baker to Victoria  .street, be opened up, was referred to the  public works committee.  A resolution was passed wliich requires  that in future uot less than three-quarter  inch pipe shall be used in making water  connections.  lt was decided to lay theoutlet for the  the Cedar street sewer at ouce. The  work will be done by day labor under the  supervision of the city engineer.  The curfew by-law introduced by alder-  ��� man Whalley, received its first and second  reading. The by-law will probably provide that all children under twelve years  of ago will be required to be at home by S  o'clock, children between twelve and  sixteen can remain out till .10 o'clock, provided tliey have a permit from their  parents or guardians.  Goklwin Smith on a Form of Vulgarity.  Not unconnected in sentiment with this  craving for publicy. is the ostentation of  wedding presents. On this subject what  our forefathers would have deemed vulgarity has gone ho i'ar as to publish in the  'newspapers the list of presents with the  names of i.he givers.. This is au extreme  case, but the display of the presents, even  in the home, is a custom of recent growth  and one which would be more .honored in  the breach than in Llie observance. Comparison between i he gifis is invited, and  lhe rich are glorified at; t.he expense of the  poor, whose "offering, perhaps, is larger in  proportion to their mean., while their  friendship is not less warm. Suppose, instead of giving separately, all the friends  wore to pool their gifts, each giving according to Jiis ability, and together pur-  chase;something that might be a real memorial and an heirloom instead of a lot of  trumpery like that ou a stall at a  fancy bazaar^ the names to be made  known, not the amount which each subscribes. There is little use, however, in  talking against the fashion of the day:  presently the pendulum will swing back  of its own accord.  Better Time on the C, P. R,  On Monday iu consequence agreement having been arrived at between the  C. P. R.and G. T.R. companies, a new  schedule was put into effect ou the C. P.  R. between Wiuipeg and eastern points,  whereby the running time is considerably  shortened. It is intended that the train  for the east will leave Winnipeg about 4  o'clock in,the afternoon, reaching Toronto  -about! p. m. the second day, and Montreal an hour or so later, thus making the  > journey in less than forty-eight hours, a  quicker time than it has ever before been  accomplished in. This change has been  brought about by the differences between  the two companies being settled, aud arrangements made whereby the C. P.. It.  will use the G. T. It: line from North Bay  to Toronto, while' the C. P. R. agree that  the G. T. II. Manitoba business will be  sent via the C. P.'JR.. at lower rates than  apply via Chicago.  A Valuable Mineral.  The prospect of profit from the mica deposits of the Yellow Head Pass and other  points in the Rockies are very bright.  Some 800,000 pounds of this mineral are  used annually in the United States, ancl  the supply is so much less than the demand tliat 55 per cent, of the mica used is  imported from Scandinavia and Russia,  The substance is worth from  $1.20 to $27>  *' a pound, according to si/.e and color, the  larger and more transparent plates bringing the higher prices. Its uses are numerous. In microscopy and optics ; for making bronze powder: instead of glass; and  as a lubricant mica is in demand., Even  scrap mica, the debris of the mine, is  worth from $5 to $25 a ton, being an ingredient in some varnishes and paints,  ��� and in the size for coating wall paper. As  ..' it is generally quarried by open face workings, its getting is inexpensive.  C. P. R. Smelter i'or Boundary Creek.  Manager Why te. of  the Canadian Pat  ���1 1...   1  ...I      I-      Af,.  OreaniKinf? Heading- Centers.  It. 'IL Gosnell, late   provincial librarian,  has undertaken the   work  of  organizing  reading centers throughout the province  under   the   auspices   of   the   I.uversity  Association of New York and Chicago.  This associaticn has published a series of  studies in subjects of general interest, the  readings in each subject and subdivision  being prepared by university professors  and specialists. ' These studies include  universal history, universal literature,  political economy, political science and  sociology, religion and theology, and some  of the sciences. The rcost of the course,  including text books, is fixed at $8.75,  with a further charge of fifty cents for a  certificate of examination. It is likely  thai Mr. Gosnell will visit Nelson shortly  in the interests of ais new venture.  WINDERMERE   MINING   DISTRICT.  DEVELOPMENT   COMPANY'S   DIVIDEND.  An English syndicate has bonded and is  working the Pretty Girl group of eight  claims, and, besides sinking a testing  shaft, is driving a crosscut tunnel to tap  the lead at a depth of about 200 feet.  The Hot Punch group has been bonded  by a Montana syndicate, and a shaft sunk  05 feet, opening a fine body of solid galena  carrying a good percentage of gray copper. The values run from 10 to SOO ounces  silver and $2 to $18 in gold. The company will ship next spring.  Messrs. Starke and I .imp.on own tiie  Dolphine group. This is an excellent property, the values ranging from .100 to 000  ounces in silver, with a large per cent, of  lead and copper. They have beeu working with a good force of men; and are now  packing ore with '10 horses to the Columbia river. .   ���  A Nelson company has bonded the  Bathese group, and is pushing development work.  The Oe Los property shows a fine body  of mineral, and twenty horses are packing ore to the river.  .-The Sitting Bull group, consisting of  four claims, has been bonded to a Nelson  corporation, and they are now working.  This is a valuable property of high grade  copper carbonates. The lead is three feet  wide and runs 7-12 ounces silver, besides a  big percentage of copper.  SILVERTON   MINING   NOTES.  Ore i.s being sacked at the Km ily Edith  mine and is fast accumulating in the ore  house. Shipments will be made this  winter, but to what extent cannot be  definitely stated as yet.  Water iu the winze, from which the ore  tor shipment from the Fisher Maiden was  being taken, has caused a suspension of  work. About six tons of ore had been  taken out prior to the shutdown and this  will be shipped this winter. The new ore  body lately uncovered consists of a considerable body of concentrating ore, in  which the winze has been sunk, with a  streak of clean ore a foot wide in the  bottom.  The machinery for the Comstock mill  has arrived at Nakusp aud is expected at  Silverton. in a few days. As soon as the  concentrator is iu working order a large  force of men will be put to work in the  mine. Last winter more than sixty men  were employed and double this force will  be employed this winter.  Development of the Bosun.  At the Bosun things are looking unusually bright and encouraging. The  face of No. 1 tunnel has two feet of solid  shipping galena,, which continues of high  grade. The raise from, No. 2 tunnel has  been driven through to the ore house at  the mouth of the No. 1 .'tunnel, and the  ore continued right up to the wash. This  opening will enable the product of No. 1  tunnel to be more advantageously  haudled. A second raise is to be started  further in. Considerable dead work is  being done, but Mr. Sandiford hopes to  keep up the regular monthly shipments.  Forty tons shipped this week and  more next. .  Vancouver Group to Ship 180 Tons.  At the Vancouver mine ISO tons of ore  are sacked aud ready for shipment whicli  it was expected to move this week. The  company expects to ship about .50 tons  this winter, although this amount may be  exceeded. Over $2,000 was the amount of  the smelter cheque received for the last  carload shipped. A. P. McDonald has the  contract for transporting this ore to Silverton for shipment.  Le Roi Offered on a $4,750,000 Basis.  The Le Roi mine has been put upon the  London market by the London 6c Globe  Finance and the British America Corporations. Subscriptions are invited for 200,-  000 shares of five pounds each in the Le  Rni Mining Company. Of the stock ��050,-  000 represents the purchase price1 of the  Le Roi, and the remaining ��50,000 will  form a working capital.  ���Wakefield to Ship this Week. ,  A shipment of 100 tons of Wakefield ore  will be shipped from Silverton next week.  This will be the initial shipment of the  season from this property, and it will be  followed by more as soon as it can be  brought down. This season's output of  the Wakefield, it i.s estimated, will be  2,500 tons.   Trying to Save the Duty.  Oriental .steamers are being rushed  from Victoria and Vancouver to .Japan to  escape the proposed duties. The Empress  sailed Saturday and the Glenogle on .Sunday, Both Intel vast shipments of tobacco,  wliich will Lie heavily taxed.  Shareholders Receive One-Half of their Original  , Investment in Queen Bess Stock.  The report of the directors, of the IJo-  minion Mining Development and Agency,  Company show that since the Company's  operations to .'June 80th there Jias been a  profit of $187,000 earned. In .'July last the  company declared a dividend of 50 per  cent, in fully paid shares in the Queen  Bess Proprietary Company. As the capital of the company is but -.58.270, the  showing is very satisfactory.  The affairs of tiie Dominion anrl Development Company are managed by C. K.  Melbourne, of this city. The chief, venture of the company was the acquiring of  the Queen Bess group of claims in the  Slocan. which was afterwards successfully  floated and started with a working capital of ��15,000, and the directors expect to  be in receipt of dividends by t.he first  quarter of the new year. The Pyramid  Copper Syndicate is the name of another  venture floated by the company for the  purpose of developing several' claims in  East Kootenay from'which encouraging  reports are being received.  The company has also acquired a half-  interest in 2,100 acres of placer, ground in  the Atlin lake section, the value of which  has yet to be determined.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  PUBLIC   LIBRARY.   MEETING.  The steamer Mojde will make the run to  Kaslo this evening to enable tho railway  company to make some necessary repairs  upon the steamer Kokanee.  The regular monthly meeting of the  South Kootenay Board of Trade will be  held in the board rooms on Monday evening at 7:80 o'clock. ���  "While returning from Fort Steele to  Cranbrook with the Canadian Pacific railway excursion party, the horses attached  to one of the sleighs became unmanageable and several excursionists were  thrown out. J. Roderick Ltobertson ancl  Thomas M. Ward were the only members  of the party who suffered. They escaped  with a shaking up.  Those who think their names should  appear upon the city.voters' list as freeholders or license holders should consult  the city clerk ou or before the  instant.    Guess at the Commission's Finding.  Those who set themselves to the task of  gue-.-ing what progress is made '\v <:!"���  members of the Quebec commission say  that the American commissioners will  probably agree to concessions on barley,  live animals, agricultural products and  certain ores, and possibly also some concessions on coal. It is understood not to  make concessions on lumber, which is the  item on which the Canadian officials have  been most desirous of securing reductions.  After Wednesday's session of the Anglo-  American commission it was' stated that  the outlook for concluding a treaty was  fairly good, although it was not yet certain that such a result could be brought  about. If a treaty is made the expectation is that it,will be concluded before the  holidays.       "'     '.'       . '��� -".'-'-."  Heinze's Damage Suit.  Fritz Augustus Heinze, of Butte City,  Montana, has entered a suit against R. B.  Angus, T. G. Shaughnessy and the British  Columbia Smelting 6c Refining Company,  of Trail, B. O, for $79,801.4S. Plaintiff  claims defendants purchased certain property from him, fuel, stores, etc., in connection with the smelting works; that  the goods were iu due course handed to  defendants and have not been paid for.  There is also a question of some $0000 interest, and plaintiff reserves the right to  sue for that later. ..  Drilling Out a Missed Shot.  Paddy Stratford had a narrow escape  from a violent death at the Enterprise  mine, on Ten-mile, Tuesday. He was  working on a raise, when a missed hole he  was drilling on exploded and blew him  and the scaffold to the floor. Paddy's  misfortune was due to the man on the  first shift, who did not report the missed  hole. His right hand wus slightly cut,  but his left hand was considerably bruised  and gashed. He considers himself the  luckiest man in the country.  Could Not Find Andres.  Au Andree expedition���to find aud rescue that daring Polar balloonist���has  reached the mouth of the Yenisei river in  Eastern Siberia. The expedition has had  hard luck. It was wrecked "while crossing the delta of the river Lena, and icebound on. an island for seventeen days.  Tliey were glad to get back on the mainland even without Andree.  Contempt Proceedings Again Adjourned, j  The contempt proceedings against W.  il. Ellis and Charles H. Lugriu, of the Colonist, have been again adjourned till  Monday by reason of the fact that Justice  Martin'was the only judge available, and  he wa.s likewise engaged in the a-size  court.    A Tobacco Knight,  it is semi-oflicially announced that W.  C. McDonald, the millionaire tobacco man  of Montreal, will bo knighted on December 20th, for his generous donations to  McCill Tniversitv.  Association Will be Incorporated Under the  Benevolent Societies Act.  The directors of the Nolson Library  Association met on Tuesday afternoon,  when the reports of the several committees were received anrl arrangements  made for the conduct of the library.  The committee on incorporation reported, recommending the incorporation  of the association under the Benevolent  Societies Act. The rooms and furnishings  committee wa.s granted $150 I'or furnishing purposes.  It was decided to have the library open  every day except Sunday from 2 to 0  o'clock in the afternoons, and from 7 to  0 o'clock iu the evenings. The reading  room will be open during the same hours.  II. It. [Tarrison was appointed librarian  at a salary of $15 per month.  The committee upou books and periodicals was given $175 to purchase such  books as if had recommended, including  those of the old library.  The finance committee reported that  there were in the bank to the association's  credit $0-10.75. There is also the sum of  $8S1.25 representing unpaid subscriptions,  and the sum of $300 which the association  expects to get from the city.  Tho directors would like all who have  subscribed ,to pay up. Any wJio.^ have  books which they are willing to give to  tJie library may leave them at the office  of E. A. Crease on Baker street, or communicate with some of the directors, who  will send for them.  The next meeting of the directors will  be held on Tuesday evening in the board  of trade rooms.  ish government in the summer of. 1897  coined $6,000,000 of silver- in a local currency, which was sent to the islands.  Thes�� dollars are lighter in weight than  the Mexican dollars, but the scarcity of  money in the Philippine Islands caused  them "to be quickly absorbed. There i.s a  local note issuing bank, called the Banco  Espannl Filipino, which basin circulation  notes based on silver, of which tliPi. ������vac;  outstanding on September 80, 1808, approximately $2,500,000.  SLOGAN   MINING ' NOTES.  Railway Men Received Presents.  The closing scene in connection with the  excursion given by the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company to the business men of  Kootenay over the Crow's Nest road, took  place at the Phair hotel this afternoon,  when the business men, who had been the  railway company's guests for the past  two days, turned the tables upon three  of the railway company's officials.  The excursion had proved the most enjoyable affair of its kind that has  marked the history oi Kootenay, and the  business men who were the railway company's guests considered it fitting that  the event should be marked by some tokens of appreciation on their part. Accordingly, they all met at the Phair thi.-  ai'iornuon,- and calling upon 'I. 1 . Gut-.-  lius, superintendent of the Columbia &  Western division, they made him the recipient of a handsome piano lamp and  stand. The presentation speech was math-  by G. O. Buchanan, of Kaslo, and in accepting it the rail way man expressed his  sorrow that hie had not been more sociable  upon the trip, seeing that the members of  the party were taking his measure for a  present all the time. The second official  of the company to be honored was Archie  Mackenzie, the company's passenger agent  at Rossland. During the excursion he had  filled the trying office of master of the  revels, and in consideration of -this  the members of the excursion party,  through Mr. L. Haig, of Revelstoke,  presented him with a cut glass tobacco  jar and flask and a silver match box. The.  recipient in reply said that he had so  thoroughly enjoyed himself in the company of the excursionists that there remained with him just sufficient voice to  thank them, which he did as well as In-  knew how. F. W.Peters was the last of  the railway officials to receive attention.  He was turned over to colonel E. S. Topping, the father of Trail, who in a very  happy speech, presented Jiitu with a sil ver  tea service and a handsome silver fruit  dish., The recipient made a short reply,  ancl when Till-: Tk'BCJNP* went to press tin-  excursionists aud the railway ' officials  were making a second trip to Fernie.  Tracklaying on the Robson Road.  The Roberts track laying machine has  been started on the work of laying the  steel on the Robson end of the Robson-  Boundary Creek road, and about eight  miles have been laid. Between Robson  anrl Brooklyn there are three tunnels-  one 2-10 feet, one 850 and a third about 700  feet long. These bores have all been finished and are ready for the tracklaying  gang : but there are quite a number ol  trestles and culverts to be constructed.  One of these, at McCormack's Landing, i-  100 feet high, at the highest point and will  have 750.000 feet ot timber in it. Another  is at Shield's Landing, eight miles below  Brooklyn, and i.s located where the railway line crosses Moberly creek. Thi-  bridge i.s 200 f ho I" high, 800 I'eet long and  requires 1,000,000 feet of timber. Work  on. these two large structures is nearly  finished, and in a few days more they  will be ready for the tracklayers.  The Copper Mines of Bruce.  Lord Douglas, of Hawick, who took  hold of the desuetudinous copper mine at  Bruce Mines, and made a success of it, has  written a glowing letter to the financial  Times of London, England, on the prospect, of the copper fields in Northwestern  Ontario.  A Market for American Silver.  Silver is the basis'of the currency in the  Philippines. There is no gold in general  circulation, and has been none for more  than twenty years. The Mexican dollar  of a dale previous to IS77 is current iu the  islands, and it i.s practically the only  money in-general  circulation.    The Span-  During the week the Marion, on Silver  mountain, has increased its force to 11  men, and work will now be pushed ahead  rapidly. The breast of the main drift  continues' in good ore, ami a' shipment  will soon be made. A. Marino has agreed  to place a certain amount of .California  money in the exchequer of the Marion,  and so develop the property.  The Northwest Mining Syndicate, whose  headquarters are in New Denver, oh  Thursday secured a quarter interest in  the Condor group, on Four Mile creek,  from C. S. liushdall, A. Ii. Fauquier and  E. Stewart, in return for a certain amount  of work and $75(1 cash.  Thirty men are working at the Antoine.  Five carloads of ore are sacked ready for  shipment. The owners expect to ship 500  tons this winter from McGuigan, yielding  dividends of $25,000.  At the bottom of the shaft on the Dardanelles, which is down about 500 feet,  there are IS inches of ore. There are several carloads"of ore on the dump. Fifteen  men are .employed.  The Idaho mines shipped 100 tons of ore  during November from the Concentrator  Siding, making a total of 1,780 tons since  July 1.'  The manager of the Northwest Mining  Syndicate reports that the smelter returns on 00 tons of ore from the Bosun  property were $-1,025.  ii. F. Burmeister, of the German Mining and Milling Conipany, passed through  Nelson this week for Chicago, where he  goes on business connected with the company. For some time past the_company,  which is a co-operative association, has  been developing.some very promising properties on the Kootenay lake slope behind  Davie.   YMIR   MINING   NOTES.  A strike of a line body ot ore has been  'made iu the J*'nude, mine at the 250-foor  level. The first assay went $00 in gold,  and $8.00 in silver: the second $52 in gold  and $2.00 iu silver: the third, $10 iu gold  aud $1.20 in silver. This gives an average  assay of $45.00.  Rawhidiug of ore commenced from the  Black Cock, which has become one of the  -nippers of the Ymir district, on Tuesday  last.  ��� The Porto Rico commenced running  ���'last-Sunday, and they are putting through  800 tons of ore is expected to return  big values.  -  Will the Senate Ratify the Treaty?  The Argonaut: The agreement of the  American and Spanish peace-.commission-,  ers means settles this Philippine  matter. The terms of the Washington  protocol has been accepted, and the American and Spanish commissioners will  now formulate a treaty of peace. This  'treaty- must be ratified by the senate, ft  is by no means certain that the senate  will agree to pay this sum of twenty millions for the Philippines. It is by means  certain that the senate will, pity anything  for the Philippines. It is by no means  certain that the senate will ratify a treaty  for the taking over of the Philippines,  even if we had to pay-nothing'for them.  Already there is intense feeling displayed throughout the United .States  on the Philippine-- question. Those  opposed to Philippine annexation are  rallying their forces. There will be found  in the Senate, opposed, to annexation,  some of the most earnest, able and eloquent of the conscript fathers. . On lhe  affirmative side the administration .will  use all its influence, as it did in the (pies-  tion of Hawaiian annexation. Weak and  wavering senators will doubtless be  brougnt into line as Senator Perkins was  on Hawaiian annexation. Semi tor Perkins lias already announced himself as  opposed to Philippine annexation <dso,  but he may withdraw Jiis opposition  when he gets to Washington. Senator  Hoar also was opposed to Hawaiian-'annexation, and also came into line : but we  doubt whether Senator Hoar can be forced  into.line iii favor of Philippine annexation.   Sword May be a Candidate,  ft is reported from Victoria that Colin  B. Sword will be given the nomination in  Cowichan if he desires to contest the election ot W. II. Robertson. Sword was  jockeyed out of the nomination in Dewdney, and since premier Semlin took hold  of provincial affairs he has been filling  the office of his private secretary. Sword  is at present in Cowichan and his friends  say tliat he will accept the nomination.  Off for Atlin Lake.  .J. 1). Graham, the newly appointed gold  ��� Jommissioner for the Atlin lake district,  left for the north on the steamer Queen,  which sailed on Thursday, lie will be accompanied by ,J. II. Brownlee, P. L. S.,  who has been appointed surveyor of the  district.  A   POLYGAMOUS   CONGRESSMAN  Causes   a   Stir   Among    the    Women   of   Lhe  Eastern States who Oppose His Seating-.  The women of the eastern states  have  commenced a crusade against the sealing  of Brigham  II. Roberts' a.s congressman  from I'talu    An attempt will be made to  show   that   his   election   has   raised   lhe  question of polygamy.    The most, is being ,  made   of   the   statement ' issued   by  the  Presbyterian church in I'lah, to the t-llect  that, since  the  stale  was admitted  2000  polygamous alliances have  been  contracted   to   the   knowledge   of    the   church  authorities,   and   that   1000   polygamous  children have been born.  Brigham H. Roberts, of Stilt, Lake. City,  is credited with having made a unique  canvass for Congress as a pnlygiiuii-r>.  Nominally placed on the democratic  ticket, .Mr. Roberts".anvass was not conducted on party lines, lie himself has  apparently chosen to stand upon lhe  issue of polygamy, asserting that he intends to continue living his religion. Mr.  Roberts i.s charged with saying openly  that he will make good Brigham Voting's  prophecy in 1870: "The saints will yet  ram the practice of polygamy down the  throats,of the American Congress'." He  has been an active saint. After the Tennessee massacree he was one of the saints '  sent from Utah to bring home the bodies  of the murdered missionaries; it. was on  this occasion that he assumed his famous  disguise as a tramp.* In 1SS0 Roberts was  arrested under the Edmunds law and indicted, but evaded punishment. He was  sent to England on'a mission, and remained there several years. On his return he was rearrested, pleaded guilty  and served,six months in" the territorial',  prison.  Roberts agreed to abide by the manifesto of 1800, declaring polygamy unlawful. But in the same year he wished to  marry Dr. Maggie Shipp. When Joseph  I . Smith told,him he could not " take her  through the Temple," that is marry her  by Mormon rite, Roberts i.s said to have  married her in another state. At any  rate, Dr. Shipp's professional card and now read "Dr. Maggie C. Roberts,"  and at her cottage office on Canyon street  Mr. Roberts makes his Salt Lake City  home. It is supposed that Dr. Roberts  will be the wife chosen to accompany Mr.  Roberts to Washington, while the "country wives" run the Roberts farm in Cen-  terville. One of these estimable ladies i.s  the mother of the twins that gave the  cartoonists &uch an opportunity. These  twin* were born August I, 1707. although  Mr. Roberts had put away his plural  wives in 1.00.    '  Several efforts were made to exclude  GeorgeQuayle Cannon on the ground that  lie wa.s a polygamist, but he kept his seat  until 1SS2, when he was linal[y excluded,  it is supposed that Mr. Roberts is not  averse to making a contest in Washington. He believes with Caunon that " a  Mormon has as good a right as any other  ��� man. to his seat: two-thirds of the lawmakers are polygamists in fact, anyhow."  A Safe Safe.  With so much said about the unsafely  of safes at the Ponton trial, it is refreshing to hear of a safe that kepts its treasure untilit was opened legitimately. The  -afe of the ill-fated., Spanish cruiser, >  Infanta Maria Teresa, has been kicking  t-ound the navy yard at Norfolk, A7a.,  ever since the resurrected Spanish cruiser  sank again in the stormy waters. Last  week, when opened, it was found to contain .75,000 in gold and silver coin. The  money will be. turned over to the pi-oper  authorities, and the safe will be sent to  the National Museum at Washington.  Some Rich Humor from Alberni.  When a political fight is on some ridiculous arguments are advanced by partisans'.' I'n 'Alberni a man named M. A.  Ward has been nominated to-..oppose  ���Neill, the former member who is seeking  re-election. Some of the. government  supporters are urging the defeat of Ward  On the plea that he is nothing but soft  clay in the hands of the designing Hull'.  Those who know Huff-will treasure this  hums one of the richest joket of the campaign. ' ���__    Real  Estate Troubles of Revoistoke.  Revelstoke Herald: As the year 1S0S  draws to its close, the time of grace allowed to A. S. Karwell to close with the  oiler of the government and take a fresh  patent for what is left of his original  grant i.s expiring with it. : Unless he, or  tather the syndicate of land speculators  ol which he forms the figurehead, crawl  down from the perch by December 81st.  their townsite will go to the -Dominion'  government.   Ontario Bye Elections.  Ilalton, Dec. S.- As far as heard from  15,polling sub-divisions out of the 88 gives  Kearns, conservative, 71 majority. West  Huron, 22���.sub-polling divisions out 0^51  give Garrow, liberal, 00 majority. Full  returns from W'est Huron gives Garrow,  liberal. 118 majority, (..'arrow's majority  as far as heard from is (iU.  Gold Brick from the Athabasca.  A third gold brick, valued at $9,000, was  shipped   from   the   Athabasca   mill  this  week.    This company has several   thousand tons of ore ready for milling.  Shipment From Cariboo Creek.  The owners of the Millie Mack group, on  Cariboo creek, are rawhidiug ore  to Burton City.   The ore  will  go  to   the Trail  smelter.  .3^^.*^^ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON   B.C.   SATURDAY,   l)VA!KMVyFA\ 10, IS. 8,  ''/'   *'.i^irCoLDDE(.'iBE.  GiMi-Yiiu . iivrii  J��t_. i.'^"He/'\oNTHorlc''ANi>Stw'vM'r'":i  ^^_S_?1FtAC.��CNY.  RHANOATocquoiiEE'.i  A MONG the Finer. Pieces in this year's Christmas Stock will be seen many in which  the Colored  Gems and Rare Fancy Stones have been mounted with Diamonds in  most   effective, combinations. ' They  will' be quite different from anything a  lady may  have,   no matter how numerous ��� her, jewels.  f^fic^f^Ses **  r$-\  sf_  'C?  "iLM M %-y  Grocers of.M  and to have our claim as such admitted by all the people of the city, is  the aim which we have had since we have been in business.  This week we opened up a complete stock, of fresh groceries. These  g'oods have been laid down, in Nelson at rock-bottom prices, and our  customers get the benefit of them. Our siock of crockery and glassware  is the largest in Kootenay.  All Articles Engraved Free  PUBLISHERS' .NOTICE.  TH. TRIBUNE is jmbli.-hed on Saturdays, by Tiik  Tiuu . _ u Publisiiin .: Company, and will be mailed  to subscribers on payment of Two Uoi.i,.uish year.  Xo .subscription taken /or le.-s llian a year.  RF.GULAR AJlVJOItTl. . . 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QL'INLAN, DKNTIST���Oilice: Mara Block,  -"-'    Baker Street, Nelson.  WJ. II. HOLMES, C.E.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���   P. O. box 82, Kaslo, B. C.  An.  HOLDICF���Analytical Chemist and A���.iycr.  ���     Victoria street, Nelson.  T C. GWILL1M, B.A.Sc.',. XV. S. JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  "-1 ��� ���Mining Engineers and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, li. C.  LODGE   MEETING'S.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23. A. V. & A. M. Meets  ,!r*W second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  "^\ brethren invited.  KNIGHTS Ob' PYTHIAS���Nelson Lodge, No. 2.  Knights of Pythias, meets in Castle hall, Macdonald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  second and fourth Tuesday evening at S o'clock. All  visiting knights arc cordially invited to attend.  CuOKGic Ross, IC. of It. _ S.  R. G. Jov, C. C.  ��te QErifrune.  SATURDAY   MORNING.  ...DECEMBER  10. I8i_  Attorney-Gener Al. Martin has taken  up the matter of the holding of unnecessary- inquests by coroners, and has notified   all   coroners that hereafter   before  holding inquests they must make a declaration to the effect that they have reason  for  believing that the deceased did not  meet death from   natural   causes,   from  mere accident or mischance, but came to  his death from violence or  unfair  means,  or the culpable  or negligent conduct of  others, "under circumstances requiring investigation by a coroner's inquest.   Unless  such a declaration is made the attorney-  general's department will  not allow fees.  The attorney-general also records  his objection to the unnecessary callingof medical  witnesses.   He says .that heretofore1'  coroners have been in the habit of securing  medical  testimony  where  none was  required, and as a check  upon  the coroners he proposes that when medical testimony  is.��� unnecessarily called the medical  men will be paid, but lhe amount so paid  them shall be deducted from the coroners'  fees,    ft i.s safe to say tliat there will be a  considerable falling off in  the  number of  coroner's   inquests under   the  new  regulations.   M. M. Ward, of Alberni, has accepted  the nomination of the opposition party  at Alberni, and will contest the return of  Xcill, the government candidate, who  was disqualified- by reason of accepting  money from the government on account  of road work. Huff, the former member,  who was defeated by Neil I in the general  elections, refused the nomination.  The budget speech of the new minister  of finance promises to be tiie most interesting feature of the approaching session  of the legislature, when Hon. F. C. (Jot-  ton wili in a measure review the financing  of his predecessor in office. The Vancouver man has frequently done this before, but in all previous efforts he has  been hampered by. not having necessary  information available, ft may bo presumed that the new finance minister will  give the people' of lhe province a statement of their financial condition wliich  will enable them to understand just  where they are. He will have no interest  in carrying over items to make a good  showing for the past year.    It   will   prob  ably be a statement showing the actual  condition, aud not affected by any bookkeeping aids by which the accounts of  governments are seemingly evened up.  This year minister Cotton will probably  tell the people just how tiie finances of  the province stand. Next year he will  probably spend the time, like his predecessor, in telling how he hopes they will  be the year after.  y    A The original townsite of Moyie City is  beginning to feel the effects of the enmity  of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. There are two mines close to Moyie  Cicy, the owners of wliich are anxious to  ship ore, but as the owners of the town-  site were not able to give the railway ollieials one-half of their townsite, the railway company has so far neglected to give  Moyie a siding so that the ore from the  mines can be shipped from that point.  The effect of this is that-there are between  2,000 and .'5,000 tons of shipping ore on the  dump of the St. Eugene mine which the  owners cannot move, and there are also  between six and seven carloads at the  Lake .Shore mine which is likewise stalled.  Inability to ship discourages the owners  of the properties from any further  attempt at immediate development, and  thus the owners of Moyie City are beginning to realize how hard it is to build up  a town which the Canadian Pacific Railway Company would like to see wiped off  the map.   )/   When W. CI. Neilson was elected in  Northeast Kootenay over the regular  opposition candidate the statement was  published broadcast throughout the province that the electors of that riding had  endorsed the Turner government and its  Dolicy. The legislature will meet next  month, and the candidate whose election  brought so much joy to the Turner party's  organizers,has prepared a programme for  the session. The East Kootenay Miner  announces that he will move a series of  resolutions dealing'with the plundering  of the public domain in East Kootenay,  particularly in the Kootenay valleys,  land swindles and the stealing of the oil  lands in Southeast Kootenay, and demand  a committee of investigation.  Justice Martin on Friday refused to  hear a motion in the Lillooet election  case. He explained that he had Only consented to take up election cases on former  occasions for the reason that no other  judges were available, but as this condition no longer obtaiued he would refuse  to hear any further motions arising out  of the elections, on account of his participation in them. It was for commenting  upon the non-desirability of Justice Martin hearing the Lillooet case that W. II.  Ellis' and C. II. Lugrin, of the Colonist,  were arraigned for contempt of court.  The Semiin administration has secured  a good ollicer for the Atlin lake section in  the person of government agent Graham.  Mr. Graham has been in the government  service for several yetirs. lie wa.s a police  and efficient oflicer and never contracted  the big head. His last, appointment .was  tit Hevelstoke, where he was gold commissioner, which office lie resigned to take  the management of the Waverly mine.  He resigned the management of the mining company to re-enter the civil service.  Mm. Tics i.a now'proposes to. run the  machinery of the Paris Exposition with  electric power sent instantly across the  world from Niagara Palls. So long a.s  that airy gentleman has free access to the  Sunday publications there is no limit to  the wonderful things he can do- on paper.  The Vancouver "World refers to Hon.  J. Jf. Turner as the "old war horse." In  this il is to be feared that the World litis  misunderstood its instructions. To confuse a "hobby horse" with a " war horse"  is unpardonable.  Tii_:n are several signs which indicate  that the federal government will shortly  have to undertake the regulation of transportation rates over the Canadian railways. The conviction is forcing itself  upon the people of the dominion that the  railway companies charge for transportation just what the commodities will stand.  When by any chance a, change is made in  the tariff, whereby the duty is lessened,  the advantage, instead of going to the  consumer, is absorbed by the railway  company through an increased freight  tariff. Recently a reduction of oue cent a  gallon was made in the duty upon coal  oil. It was contended that the difference  between the new and old tariffs would be  secured by the consumer, but it did not  work out that way for the reason that  the railway tariff was advanced one cent  per gallon, and the amount represented  by the reduced duty was diverted from  the government's coffers to those of the  railway company. Incidents like these  will ensure government regulation of railway tariffs before long.  Now that the elections are over it has  transpired that the charges iu connection  with , the dyking of the Fraser river  ranches are much heavier than the ranchers can stand, constituting an annual  charge of something like $2.50 per acre of  the land reclaimed. Being unable to pay,  the settlers have made the government  au offer of half the land reclaimed, provided the government accepts the dyking  charges on it and pays the charges on the  remaining half as well.- The proposition  means the purchase of 12*5,000 acres by the  government at about $50 per acre.  The ladies who took hold of the public  library project and carried it through to  so successful an issue deserve the hearty  thanks of the citizens of Nelson for their  efforts. The result will be that Nelson  will at once enjoy the many advantages  of a public library. Had not the women  taken the matter up in the businesslike  manner in which they did. Nelson might  have , beeu without a public library  for two or three years.  Thio Vancouver World announces that  it has a daily circulation of something  over 0,000 copies. The statement of the  manager is not offered. It is the statement of the numbering machine on the  World's press. This/precludes all possibility of error.  The Nakusp 6c Slocan Railway Company's, four per cent, bonds, which are  guaranteed, principal and interest, by the  provincial government, .have advanced  another point on the London market.  They are now quoted at 10...  Canadian General Electric Company, Ltd  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  All types of electrically operated mining* and power apparatus  Sole ag'ents for complete Victor Blasting1 Machines  'We also sell the genuine Bell Telephones  British Columbia Branch Offices  Granville .Street���VAXCOUVKK  lvootenay 1 >\:strict���_  _ LSO>"  ^2. _5w._ST__;   ID^V.DE.LIlsrG-,   JCooicnny Agent  . (;i:xt i.'oit wniK itoi'i-; axi> c-kxkiiaij macuixicky  f  LSii  BRANCH MARKETS   .....  Rossland ancl Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Sloean District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  _  EXPE!  ILAGK8MITHING   _ND  F !|0!iSESI|OE!NC  IS XO W.I'RKI'AR Kl> TO J.UCKIVK 0_D__s;j<'OR  Domestic and Steam Coal and  Blacksmiths' Fuel  Wagon   Repairing Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  TI .Olt  Domestic Steam Coal, $5.75 per ton  lacksmiths' Fuel $10.00 per ton  GHAFJLES ST. BARBE, Agent  Cii-h wilh order  Oilice in U. "A*. West Sc Cos building  Special attention given to all S^inds of repairing  anrl custom worl^ from outside points  I ilfjake sure tljat  SHOP:    .or. Baker and Hail Sts. j.eison. j       ygy   gj>g   gettin^  fin  HPT  C. W.'West& Co. have been  appointed agb-nts for H. W.  McNeill & Company, and  are now ready to receive  orders for the delivery of Anthracite Coal at Nelson or at  any point in the Slocan. Terms  are cash before delivery.  C. W. WEST  Baker Street, Nelson., British Columbia.  JL  k\J��  HY PCRt'IlA .1. G  AT  IT"'! UFa )T T ~W FH  H  TIIK dl K.U'KST IM.ACK IP Tli E CITV KOR KB. .ITS OK AU. KI.  I__  MILLS & LOTT, Cop. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelson.  BAKER STREET  Having scoured tho more commodious and convenient quarters of the above hotel, Mr. K C.  Clarke takes this opportunity of thanking her  former patrons at the Clarke Hotel for their  patronage in the past, and for solicit ing a con-  , t.inuaricc of the same.  CUSTOMS BROKERS  BAKER STREET, NELSON  Kootenay Lake Sawmill,  GO. Buchanan, Prop.  Rates $2 per Day  E.  0... Clarke, Proprietor.  First    class   lumber   at   right  Doors,  Turned Work,  etc.,  ngnt   prices  Also   a   full   line   of   Sash,  constantly on  hand.  Yard:   Foot Hendryx Street.        JOHN RAE, Agent  Marriott to Walk tne Plank.  The Ilooley revelations have caused  considerable uneasiness in the Carlton  Club, the swell club oi' tho Tory aristocracy. As soon as the club executive  committee can assemble, which will not  be before Parliament sits, they will purge  themselves of Ilooley ancl Right lion. Sir  William Thackeray Marriott, unless  Ilooley is officially made a bankrupt previously. The handling for a few days of  Hooley's check for .. oO.OOO probably moans  the end of Right Hon. Marriott's public  career.    Caiidictates i'or the Reel Hat.  According to Vatican organs the next  consistory will meet in February, when  seven new cardinals will be appointed.  Archbishop Ireland's appointment is considered very probable. Many of his friends  are working very assiduously in his be-  hali. There is also some talk of the likelihood of Archbishop Corrigau's appointment.  The Mighty Dollar.  Preparations tire under way for the  launching of the new battleship Irresistible. The Duchess of Marlborough, formerly Miss Vanderbilt, will christen the  vessel, and thu American fhg will (ly on  the oflicial stand with the Union Jack.  Owners .of. bona Side mineral claims, Lhe  surface of which hdong.s to this. Company,  who desire to acquire title to such ��� surface,  should make application for same at, once,  as Lhe Coin] .my is now receiving numerous  applications for. the purchase of land in the  vicinity of 'Rossland, and along the line of  the Nelsoir it ���Furt .Sheppard Kail way, and  it is the desire of the Company to give the  owners of bona fide mineral claims the first  privilege;, of purchasing the surface of such  claim.  fkhon & Fort Sheppard Railway Go.  STEAM  TUG   FOR   SALE   BELOW  GOST.  When Requiring Thoroughly Seasoned  Lumber   Call   and  Inspect   Stock.  In stock llooi'hiK. linin.. moiildiiifj. , doors, and'.sashes.    Kvcry description of joinery, doors nnd  windows   made   lo   order.  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL and FRONT ST.  \J  One I ii. about Iu I'eet Iodk by 7 feet Ij .1111, frame of.  natural oak crooks, double framed and nut together at,  t-lie coast, plunked and linislied at Kaslo witli special Mr  timber, [las one water tithe boiler of. I II. I'., tested to  ���iSil pounds (._ W. 'I'.. fastened throughout with _ alvnii-  izediron; two double reciprocal ins,' reversible on. ines:  one special Mar-li steam pump: one double tube uietro-  poliliin injector; lira*, side li. his: brass -Iceriuic wheel,  cte. fitted and linislied throughout and within in lir.-'t,-  rlass order  The  Following Machinery  at a Bargain.  One steel upright boiler with fillings complete, I- II.  !���'.. but little used ; one double;���sfpiaro pislon  Stationiiry oniriiic, 7-1(1 II. I\. I.rimmin. s complete: Ily  wheel, Ji!' by a.1., revolutions L'l" x III", but little u*ud: sectional, can be broken into light we j.. its for packing: two  drag saws complete, two saws each; one heavy adjustable wood splitter; oik; lot of shafting, bearings, wood-  split, pulleys, belting, etc. Kor particulnry apply lo  HAMILTON BYERS, Kaslo,  Saqclon, Nelson,   B.  C.  has won greater favors with smokers than has any other  Cigar that has been placed upon the market within the  past year. S. J. Mighton, who is the sole agent for  Kootenay, has just received a large consiginent of the  La Rosetas. They are made in several sizes. When  vou  want a Q-ood ciear o*ive them  a  trial.  The Postoffice Cigar Store,  MGHTM  CHANGE OF PARTNERSIjIP.  XOTl UI .  I have this day sold my interest in the llrm of Karley  & .Simpson, Grocers, tind iu Ibe Grand Central Hotel, lo  Frank J. Donley. The assets and liabilities of the llrm  ha ve been assumed by .Simpson ft Donley, lo whom all  debts must be paid. I'. .1. r'AUlj.Y.  Nelson. H. ('.. November. 1R!>. .  THE TREIONT  2<ri_Lso3sr  ._.  MAtON'E & TR.Gr_J.l_. Proprietors.  Is one of tho best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is tho headquarters   or prospectors and minors. Ti-JE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, IL (1  SATURDAY   DECEALBERlU, LS9S.  'Capital,  Rest,  all paid,  up.  $12,000,000  8,000,000  LOUD  STRATIICOXA AND   MT.  ROYAL, President  lion. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   S. CLOUSTON General Manager  N.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       11 RANCHES IN   LONDON  (England),   NEW���'. YORK,   CHICAGO  and in tlio principal cities in Canada.  Uuy and sell Sterling  _ xolmngo and Cable '1'ransfcrs  OI'lANT COMMI   .OlAi; ANIl TKAVKLMSItS' 0KKD1T8,  iivailiiblc iu any part, of the w.orld.  DHAVTS  ISSUKI)    COLLKCTIONS  MADE; 'ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CUKRKXT RATK OF INTEREST PAID  ARMY. RULES   THE   GOVERNMENT.  Those who would have free institutions  permanently established in France hope  that the cabled report that premier Du-  puy and M. de I"reycinet, the minister tor  war, have demanded the resignation of  General /mrlinden, the military governor  of Paris.' will be followed by his resign a-,  tion. This is tho general who has shown  himself willing to go to any length to  avert an investigation of the Dreyfus  affair, and who is, charged with being a  ringleader in the plot which was intended  to effect a coup d'etat on October I., but  which collapsed at the last moment.  .'Just before General Zurlinden left the  war office to assume the post of governor  of Paris he took a step whicli is known to  have been counter to the wishes of M.  Brisson, then premier, but which was calculated to terrorize such young officers as  were beginning to think that Dreyfus had  been harshly treated. JLe ordered the ar-  , rest and secret incarceration in a military  prison of Col. I .cquiirt, who, two years  ago, informed Gen. Boisdel'fre. then war  minister, that lie had found evidence  tending to prove that hoterltti/.y and not  Dreyfus wa^ the author of the famous  bordereau. Subsequently, he testified in  a court of justice to facts which he deemed  it his clncy to make known, i'or which act  he has been dismissed from the army.  Not satisfied with putting on him i.hi<  mark of degradation, the men interested  in stifling inquiry into the Dreyfus affair  accuse him of forging a certain document  relating Lo the ease, and (>'_n. Zurlinden  "m-��� ordered him to be tried by court-mar-  tial on lhat charge.  The document in question is the so-  culled petit bleu, or letter-card of Colonel  Schwar/, koppen, formerly the German  military attache at Paris. This letter-  card was written by the German attache  in May, 1S9U, at his lodgings, but being  unexpectedly summoned to his embassy,  he took it.with him to post it .there. He  seems to have torn it up, however, and  an Alsatian servant,'employed at the German embassy, collected the fragments  and took them to the war office, as he had  brought the bordereau in ; 189-1. Colonel  Picquart, now being chief of the Intelligence department, had his suspicions  awakened by the fact that the letter-card  was addressed to Esterhazy, and, securing  specimens of.'_ .terhazy's handwriting, he  made up his mind that the commandant  was the real author of the bordereau.'  The i,charge, since put forward, that  Picquart forged the petit bleu for the  purpose of injuring Esterhazy seems absurd, because it lias been proved that at  the time.he had never heard of Esterhazy,  much less connected him in any way with  the Dreyfus affair. That he may, nevertheless, be sentenced by a court-martial,  specially organized to convict, is probable  enough; but, fortunately, the civil code  explicitly gives the court of cassation  jurisdiction over illegalities committed b5r  inferior tribunals, including military  courts. Consequently Piequart may look  forward to obtaining justice ultimately,  provided, of course, the Third -Republic  should not be overthrown.  The details of the plan to overthrow it  rather more than five weeks ago have  been set forth by M. Yves Giiyot, the well  known editor of the Siecle. He asserts  that Gen. Mercier, Gen. Boisdeffre, Gen.  de Pellieux, Gen. Gouse aud Gen. Zurlinden were resolved not to acquiesce in the  interference of the court of cassation with  the Dreyfus verdict, apprehending that  this interference would involve the exposure of the methods whereby the verdict  was originally. obtained. As soon, therefore, as the machinery of the court of cassation was set in motion by the attorney-  general, acting ou the initiative of the  minister of justice, the generals and their  friends decided to try conclusions with  the government. Thereupon'Gen. Mercier  and other officers left their provincial  commands and repaired to Paris ; Gen. de  Pellieux paid two visits to Brussels to  consult Prince Victor .Napoleon, and, the  Boulangist League was revived by M. l)e-  roulede. -.YVhat.Gen. Zurlinden did was to  make.a raihvay strike the pretext for increasing the. garrison under his command  by drafting ten thousand additional soldiers into the eity of Paris.  According to M. Guyot, the intention of  the conspirators was (that the members of  the Brisson cabinet should be arrested on  the night between Priday, the llth, and  Saturday, the..15th of October; tliat the  leading Dreyftisitesshould be imprisoned,  or otherwise " dealt with; " tliat an extra.-  constitutiona! ministry should be installed  in power and a con,.! uss calh.'d. It is certain tluit one oi' the most distiii, .ui��lu:d  at! of revision was warned by the  police that his safety was threatened.  Not one who remetnbers-what occurred  in Paris nine years ago would underrate  the gravity of the strain to wliich  the re-  rp  Ei zb^jste:  OF  _fa:  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts ancl Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.  public would be subjected by a well organized military conspiracy supported by  the garrison tit the capital. Certain it is  that President Grevy and the republicans  thought their end had come on that memorable evening in 1880 when Boulanger  was returned I'or 1. .iris by a quarter of a  million of votes. Boulanger would then  have succeeded in overthrowing the republic save for tiie fact that his ingratitude toward the Due d'Aumale had made  him detested by the royalist officers/who  held aloof from his movement, and also  by Gen. de Saussier, then governor of  Paris, who took timely and effective  measures to frustrate the intended coup  d'etat.  Last month, on the other hand, the  governorship of Paris was in the hands of  one of the most violent,and unscrupulous  opponents of revision. That the plot of  the anti-revisionists failed is attributed  less to the vigilance and resolution of M.  Brisson than to the fact that when the  conspirators sounded the generals of  division, whose co-operation was vital to  their success, they discovered that, while  some were willing to assist, others were  lukewarm, and not a few were hostile.  The weakening in the solidarity of the  army, whicli was then disclosed, has since,  apparently, become more pronounced, for  the Dupuy cabinet has grown more and  more courageous in its treatment of the  anti-revisionist generals. It has uot yet  ventured to dismiss any of them from the  army, but it has sent Gen. de Pellieux to  a provincial command and has made Gen.  Gonse governor of Nice.  It begins to look as if the civil power in  France would no. longer submit to be  browbeaten by the chiefs of the army,  and as if the judgment of the court of  cassation, should it be in favor of Dreyfus may lead to an exposure of the accumulated crimes committed by the French  war office during the hist four years.  REMARKABLE   SAFE   EXPERT.  The most interesting feature in the  trial of Ponton and others for the robbery  of the Naptmee bank, was the testimony  of an amateur safe expert, which went to  siiow that the combination lock offers no  hindrance to the man who understands  them, whether lie knows the combination  or. not.  The name of the witness was Arthur  Gravelle, the proprietor of the Benfrew  Journal. He had with him two lock?,  Siirgeant and Grccnh .it's three-wheel and  four-wheel combinations. The first was  set on 28, 87), 45, and could be opened, according to the witness, by other numbers,  including 2-1, 8-1,7)0, and :_>, 31, If). Gravelle testified that he could open a three-  wheel combination without any difficulty,  that there was an average of 50 sets of  numbers which would open such a- lock.  It would take from three to ten minutes  to open the locks without any knowledge  of the combination. Gravelle, after three  attempts, opened a three-wheel, lock in  the court room.  The witness took a four wheel combination set ou-'30, GO, SO and* .3, the; combination of the bank safe on the night of the  robbery. He said that several thousand  numbers would open such a combination,  but that the numbers giveu by bank robber Pare���10, 00, SO, 10 to 12���would not  open it. The witness said he had made a  special study of locks for 25 years, and he  had never came across one in which he  had to exhaust his system before he  opened it. -  The evidence of Gravelle had a great  deal of weight with the jurors, and while  Mackie, one of the burglars, received a  ten year sentence, Ponton, the bank man  whom Pare and Holden implicated, escaped with a disagreement verdict:  What the Husband Wants.  Hedley R. Chapman, of Victoria, is su-  iug for divorce from his wife,. Nellie  Blanche Chapman, and in Chambers Tuesday the trial was set for December 16th.  According to the petition, the . arties  were married on April 20th, ISOO, at St.  Dinas church, Fill ham, Middlesex, England, aud soon afterwards removed to  Victoria, where they have since resided.  The co-respondent named is Andrew  Christian Martin, also of Victoria, aud  among other specific charges it is alleged  that Mr. Martin and Mrs. Chapman lived  together at the Irving House, Taeoma, in  September last, while Martin wa.s a frequent visitor at the Chapman residence  during Mr. Chapman's lengthy visit to  England. Mr. Chapman asks for divorce,  for $10,000 from the co-respondent tind for  the custody of his child.  Canadian Stamps " Made In Germany."  John Meally, D. Murphy, Geo. IT. Tr. d-  well and A. Reid, expert designers for  the American Bank Note Company, have  arrived at Ottawa from New York to  superintend the designing of the new Imperial penny postage stamp which is to  be issued at Christmas. The stamp will  be half as large again as the ordinary  three-cent stamp, and will be a map of  the  world, showing  the  British  possess-  sions.   Laurier Has a Walk Over.  At North Sintcoe, on Wednesday,  Leighton McCarthy was nominated as  the independent candidate to Mil. the  vacancy caused by the death of .D'AlLon  McCarthy. T.he Liberals have nominated  A.. Martin. The Conservatives made no  nomination. They passed a resolution of  condolence on the death of D'Alton McCarthy and decided not to oppose the  candidature of his nephew.  THE ' PANAMA   CANAL.  Colonel   l.ben   \V. Holmes, who  has re-  cently returned from a live  months'stay  at Colon, Panama, and  along the line of  the canal across the isthmus  of Panama,  says that   the   great ditch  seems  to  be  about oueHhird finished.    The work is so  stupendous and involves  so many problems concerning the landslides at the Cu-  lebra cut and the gigantic locks necessary  under the new   plans, that  no one really  knows  what  part of the whole work has  yet   been   accomplished.       Last   spring  nearly 2, .00 negroes from  Jamaica,- at 8.  cents a day, or 35 cents American  money,  were employed, but last July,  when the  fevers were worst in that region the force  was cut down'to 1,500, and has  not since  been restored to its  full  number.    About  half these men have been at work on the  famous C tile bra cut, which is the greatest  piece   of   excavation   of   tho   kind   ever  known.    It is the plan of  the local managers'to  increase the number of laborers  on the ditch to 3,000, but it all depends on  the financial success  of   the company at  Paris.    The officers in charge of construction hope that in a few months they will  be able to make such a showing that the  French people will take now heart in their  enterprise, aud put in  enough capital to  insure the completion of the canal.  No oue on tho .Isthmus knows when  the big canal will be finished at the rate  the work is now progressing. If, however, the labor should continue as steadily  as it has during the last two years, the  new waterway will, the engineers say', be  finished several years before the' ten  years' concession by the Colombian government is outlawed,  The new Panama Canal Company,  which was organized iu Paris in October,  IS9-J, on the wreck of the former notorious  one, got together from the sale of the  new shares and by compelling a disgortrot" ill-gotten wealth by canal contractors  and others of about .6,500,000. In the last  eighteen months some $1/100,000 has been  raised by the sale of shares in France.  The Colombian government has given a  concession to the new company, and demanded that the canal be finished in ten  years from October, 1S0-1. The new- company, under the management of Mr.  Mange, the director-general at Colon, has  been going ahead slowly, carefully and  economically. ' it is said at the Isthmus  that about $(5,500,000 has been expended  by the new company, and that the balance, about $1,500,000, will have been consumed by next spring at the present rate  of expenditure. Iu the first year of the  work under the new company from 100 to  000 men were employed, but as Ihe engineers saw their way clear, the gradually  increased the laborers to about 3000. Sir  Henry Taylor, the engineer who built and  managed the Grand Trunk railroad, spent  t he fall of 1895 in examining the Panama  Canal, and he reported that die work was  progressing wisely and economically, and  .also that the canal would be built. Adam  Briggs, a well-known l.nglish engineer,  examined the canal in 1800, and went  away saying that it could never be built  on its present plans for less than $250,-  000,000, whereas the French engineers  have all along estimated the total expense  of finishing the project tit .about $130,000,-  000. All the engineers at the Isthmus are  angry at Mr. Briggs, and say that he  came there prejudiced against the Panama  'canal and in favor of the Nicaragua canal.  The abandonment of the plan of constructing a tide-level canal has made  three locks at each end of the canal necessary. Under the operation of the new  company, excavation has been going on  at both ends of the ditch, and particularly  at a central point���the Culebra cut. Between this cut and the eastern and western ends of the waterway is altogether  about twenty miles that has never been  touched by excavators. At the Colon  end of the canal fourteen miles has been  dug and practically finished. The old De  Lesseps Company put some $60,000,000 in  that excavation, which the new engineers  say could now be done for about $ .,000,-  000. At the western or Pacific Ocean end  of the canal seven miles were well excavated by the De Lesseps company at an  expense of $50,000 more, and with a little;  dredging now this part could be made  available. The new company finished a  fine steel wharf 1,000 feet long at Panama,  on the Pacific eucl of the canal last spring  and points to this with pride as the,best  wharf for the least money. The wharf  enables the largest sea-going craft to land  there, instead of landing freight and passengers by a slow and expensive system  of lighters.  The work at the great Culebra cut is  worth more than a passing remark. It  means the cutting of a gash six miles  long, from 100 to 3S0 feet deep and 300 feet  wide. So enormous an excavation has  never been known elsewhere. Literally a  mountain of earth, bowlders and hardpan  must be dug and hauled away. There is  two miles in the Culebra cut where the  excavation will have a level of 315 feet  deep and at the uppermost part the cut  will be about 700 feet wide. At one time  last May there were 1200 men working  there. Trains of iron cars on the railroad  track laid on the canal bottom hauled the  rock and earth away, and steel dredges  forty I'eet high chewed out holes in the  gravel and boulders, and .buckets as large  as hogsheads carried the debris to the  cars.  The American and. English engineers,  who shake their heads at-the possibility  of ever constructing a canal across the  Isthmus of Panama (unless by the expen-  penditure of $200,000,000, or even more),  base their opinions on the difficulty of controlling the Chngres river, and the inflow  of mud at the mouth of the canal at the  Pacific end. The Panama' canal runs  through the valley of the Chag'res for  about ten miles, until the canal reaches  the Culebra cut. where it rises above the  valley. The Chagres river is touched  several times by the canal, in its course  across the valiey. Il is a lazy, sullen  stream, 200 and 250 feet wide and three  feet deep, on most days oi the year. Then  there suddenly comes a rainstorm, when  two or more inches of water falls iu a  day, and the Chagres becomes in a few  hours a roaring, tearing stream forly feet  deep   and   half  a   mile    wide.   Then   it  washes and tears the whole landscape  apart. Seven times in 1885-8(5 the Chagres  rose and swept a way the work that had  cost the DeLesseps company millions of  frnnos. Count DeLesseps proposed build-'  ing a stone dam for miles long and about  fifty feet high to hold the Chagres, but,  the company burst before it .got to that.  The stories that" have gone abroad regarding the old or DeLes.eps company  were not-a bit overdrawn. The sum of  $2(53,000,000 was sp<uit in building about  one-fourth of the Panama canal. Competent engineers say that the same work,  barring accidents from the Chtigresriver,  could be done today, for about $35,000,000.  To be exact, the DeLesseps company  spent about $250,000,000, and excavated  less than 70,000,000 cubic yards of earth  and gravel.  The Califorhiaus talk about the palmy  days when extravagance was the rule in  San Francisco and at Virginia City, but  these were not comparable with the days  of 18S3-S1, when men made a million francs  profit a month at Panama and Colon,  One man, who sold mules and donkeys to  the Panama Canal Company in 18S2, made  $300,000 clear between June and September from an invested capita] of $20,000.  lie tells tho story of a man from New  Orleans who brought down a stock of  rubber boots (necessary for working in  the swamps and streams) worth about  $0000, and who sold the whole lot to a  contractor for the canal company for  $50,000 cash down.  The people in dirty, hot and miasmatic Colon live on the memories of the  days when money ran in the streets there.  Tliey tell of days when the high-salaried  canal officials used to give grand balls, at  wliich champagne was drunk by the gob-  lett'ul, and men aud ��� women amused  themselves by. throwing hand fit Is of  silver coin out of the windows to see the  natives fight and scramble on the ground  for it. They tell of the orchestra of  twenty Parisian musicians that was kept  at Colon lor three years at large expense  solely to furnish music for the canal officials and their friends of an evening.  They tell of the equipages of the canal  company at Colon in those days, and of  the women and men who played night  after night, baccarat with one hand and  roulette with the other. They will never  forget the time Sarah Bernhardt gave  three performances at Colon in 18S3, ancl  the opera house was packed at prices  ranging from $10 to $25. The people love  to recount- the days when the little bank  at Colon held deposits of 8,000,000 francs  all the time, and the vaults at the canal  company's offices were full of gold ; when  a man who could stand the climate and  had a fair stock of brains earned $200 to  $300 a mouth by bossing a gang of Jamaica  negro laborers.  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Tiie only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson and Rossland, and  Spokane ar)d RosslanH.  DAILY    TRAINS.  Leave Arrivt  (1:20 a. in...  .NKLSON ./.Ha p.m.  1 .05 a. in  ROSSLAND _:_) p.m.  8:30 a. m SPOKANE  .3:10 p. m  The train tliat loaves Nelson at (5:20 a. in., makes close  connection-; at Spokane with trains for all Pacilic Coast  points.  Passengers, for Kettle River and Boundary Creek con  nect at Marcus with stage daily.  C. G. DIXON, G. P. &T. A.  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  HI.UB HULL MINKKAL CLAIM, SITUATK I.V TUB NKLSON  MINING DIVISOIN Ol'' KOOTKXAV DISTKICT. AND LO-  CATEO   ISKTWUKN  1'OK C UI'INK AN1)   liKAK CKKKICS.  Take notice tliat I, .1. A. Kirk, acting as agent, for  John Dean, free miner's certificate No. 1S7_\. administrator for the estate of the late Silas V. (Jollinsworth,  free miner's .certilicate No. :_.07Sa, intend sixty day-  from the date hereof, to apply Lo the mining recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtain  ing a crown grant of the above claini.  And further take notice  t hat action, under section 117,  must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.'- .1. A. IdlUC.  ' Dated this llth day of November, IS!IS. (Nov. . ith]  Notice of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements. ���  KI.ACtv DIAMOND MINIMAL CLAIM, SITUATK I.V TIIK NKLSON MINING DIVISION Ol.' KOOTENAY-DISTRICT, AND  LOCATED  NKAK TIIK  DUNDKK MINK.  Take notice that 1. .1. A. Kirk', acting as agent for  .olni Dean, free miner's certilieale No. 1872a. and .lolin  .1. .!McAndrew . free miner's certilicate No. 13,021 Ja.  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvement .  for the purpose of obtaining 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 of improvements. .1. A. KIRK.  Dated I his lCth day of November, ISflS. [Nov. 20lh]  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  HI.UK KVKIJ NKI.I.IK MINKKAL CLAIM, sMTCATK IN TIIK  NKLSON MININO DIVISION OK WKST ICOOTKN.VV PIS-  T1JICT. AND I.OOATKD ON POT. rl'PINK I'KICKIv. AliOUT  TWO MILKS . ItO.M TIIK NKLSON AND l-OUT SII KI'I'A III)  RAILWAY, NORTH OK AND NKAK TIIK .ll'IIII.KK MINKR, U. CLAIM.  Take police that: l��� A.K. Karwell, acting as agent for  the Hluo.Kyed Nellie .Mining Company, Limited Liability, free miner's eeriillcatc No. 2. ,3.\. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for.  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above clnini. And further take  notice that inet inn, under .-.eetion 37. inn., he commenced  before the issuance of such eerlilicale of improvement .  A. S. I-'ARU'KI.L  Dated this llth day of October, 1 SI IS. [Nov. ;;. b. !IS|  Notice of Application -for Transfer of Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the inidur .giied. Mary  Mallei11', will iinp'ly'u) the board of lie. n. iiiLf commissioners of the ('ily of Nelson at their next . .1,1 ing I'or tlie  transfer of license to sell liquor by retail, at present, held  by Iier, to Abraham N. Johnson, and the undersigned  Abraham N. Johnson will applv lo the viid board a'. I heir  licxl setting for the transfer of the license now held by  Ihe said .Mary Mallet te from the premises known as the  Kootenay hotel, on Vernon street. I.o ihe building on  premiM:.. contained in tin; east j of lot !> block 1. on Baker  .street in the said cily.  (Signed).   MA1IY M A I.LKTTK.  A. M. JOHN .SUN.  Dated at Nelson, I!. (.'.., October lllh. ISi.S.  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  Notice is herchv given that, the undersigned will apply  lolbe board of licensing roiiimis-ioiiei-s of the city of  NeNon at t heir next sin ing I'm- a license to sell liipior ill  retail tit her hotel, known a- i he I-. lotcnny hotel, sil utile  nil I lie we-t '. of lot .'i, and t lie east .\ nf let I, iu block I. on  Vernon .-.treeI. in the ('it v of Nei-ou.  (Signed)    MAUN'  MA I.LKTTK.  Dated at Nelson. II. I.'.. October lllh, IS!..  ATLANTIC   STEAPvlSHiP   TICKETS.  ii  ���  To and from Kuropean points via. Canadian and American lines. Apply for sailing dates, i-ali. , tickets, and  full informal ion I.o anv Canadian I'acilic railway agent or  CKo. s. li'KKl;, C. I'. It. Agent.  Nelson.  WILI. AM ..ITI'T. One nil S. .. Agent, Winnipeg.  H.   S.  1PERIAL   I  Capital Paid-up, $2,OOO,000   ' Rest, $1,200,000  DIRECTORS:  HOWLAND, President, T.  R.   MERR ITT, Vice-President, St. Catharines,  WILLIAM   KAMSAY, ItODKKT  JAF.ItAY,     ' HUGH  It VAN,  T.   SL'TIIKIiLANI)   STAYX.  It. '.   KLIAH   ItOL'KKS,  _3C__!^_I.    OFFICE, -'TORONTO.  - .  D. R.   WILKIE, General Manager.  E, HAY,   Inspector.  l.'KHGU .  GALT  ING _."<(__.,  BRANCHES  IN  ONTARIO.'  NIAGARA  FALLS i       TO ItONTO, AI Wellington' St. _.  i^T|^%KKNK j 'j''      'C0'''^a,ul Queen  .AL'LT ST..  M.AHIE       ! (l�� c,,r-  ^ "nge mid Bloor  ("Branches in Quebec, Manitoba, North-West Territories and British Columbia:  ST.  CATHAR1NK.  ST.  THOMAS  WKLLAND  WOODSTOCK  <"  WIN'XII'iwjr, Max.  'CALGARY, Al.llRl'.TA  MONTIiKAL. Qi;i-.m_:  fl'OKTAGK  LA   I'liAlltll0, M.\. .        j 15 .ANDOX.  MAN  I'ltlNCK A LI .CRT,  ..\sk. KDMONTON. Auita.  VANCOUVKIi,  II. C. I SOfTll  KDMONTON. A i.hta.  NKLSON,   II. i: RKYKLSTOKK. H. C  I.ELSOI.      BEANOH  SAVINGS HAN IC DKPA liTMKNT��� 1 lopo .Is of . I  and upwards received and interest allowed.  LKTTKI.'S OK CI! .HIT issued on Alaska Commercial Company payable at St. Michaels. Ala-ka and  Dawson Cily.  Dl.'AKT.S SOLD, available ill till points in Canada,  t'niled Stales and Kurope.  AGKNTS, IN (MIKAT 1 .MTAIN- Lloyd. Hani . Ltd.  12 Lombard St., London, with whom money may be  deposited for transfer by letter.or cable to any of  Ibe above biMiicho.  MONKV' OKDKHS payable al anv Hank iti  Canada. Kales���l.'nder SKI,,.:; >? 10 to S'JO, h)c; s_>  to SAO, lie: $:.   to .   ., I le.  I,  ��� J.   M.   LAY,   Manager.  Just received a consignment  of Harris home made tweeds  from Talbot Harris, Scotland.  The supply is' limited, so call  early and examine this stock  ��/f\_)  )S& ���  BAICKR-STRKKT  NKLSON  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  All  communications relating  to   British  Columbia  business to be addressed   to P. O.  Drawer  505, Nelson,  British Columbia  J.  RODERICK  ROBERTSON, General Manager;   ���., r-.   _>_._!      _> r\  S. S FOWLER,  E.M.,  Mining Engineer 1   INtL C3 U IN,   p. ...  LICENSE AUTHORIZING AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY TO CARRY ON  BUSINESS.  " C.'O.M PAN I US' ��� ACT,   1S!)7."  Canada: I  PKOVINCU OF  HKtTISIlCOr.l7.MIUA. f  No. 11'.!.  rpiIIS IS TO UKItTI. Y Una the "Yinir ti old Alines.  -1- Limited." is authorised and licensed to carry  on business within the Province of iJiriiis'iColumbia, anil  lo carry out or effect all or any of the objects licreinafior  set forth to whicli the legislative authority of the leginla-  ture of British Columbia, extends.  The head otlice of the Company is; situate in EnglunA.  The amount of llie capital of fhe Company is ��__,(KJ.,  divided into _X),(KIU t-harcs of one pound each.  The head otlice of the Company in  this Province N '  situate in Nelson, and .lames    .ode-rink  Kobe .-.on. inan-  tiijer of companies,  whose address is Xelson aforesaid, is  ttie attorney for ibe Company.  The objects for which the Company has been established arc:  (a.( To enter into, and curry into oll'cct, with such  modifications of any) tis may be agreed upon, an agreement to be made with The London and Unlisli Columbia  . oldfleld. . Limited, of llie one part, and the Company ol"  the otlier part, for the purchase of the Yinir (.'old Mines,  .situated al Wild Horse Creek, West ICootenay. comprising four claims, known as the Ymir, Uockland, Mue:-  imuip, Golden Horn, and sundry fractions and right.K  appertaining thereto'constituting the Ymir .roup:  (b.) To .search for, win, get, quarry, reline, anialga-  mute, smelt or otherwise dress and prepare for inarkol,  mineral substances of till kinds, and iu -.particular gold,  'silver, and other precious minerals and precious stones :  (c) To buy, sell, reduce, deal in, and reline bullion,  specie, coin and precious metals:  (d.l To locate or otherwise actiuire mining claims,  mining rights, and metalliferous lands in Ijtriti.-h Columbia or elsewhere, and to explore, work, 'develop, and  turn to account the same:  ic.) To acc|iiire by grant, selection, purchase, lease or  otherwise, and to develop the resources of and turn lo  account any lands and any rights over or connected with  land belonging to or in which the Company is interested,  and in particular by laying out town.sites and preparing  llie Siiuie for building, Idling on building lease or agreement, advancing money to or entering into contracts witli builders, "tenants and others, clearing,  draining, fencing, planting, cultivating, building, improving, farming, irrigating and by promoting immigration and the establishment of towns, villages" and  .settlements. .. -  (f) To acquire, und carry on all or iiny part of the  business or properly, and to undertake any liabilities of  any person, firm, association or company possessed of  property suitable for tiny of the purposes ot this Company,  or carrying on any business which this Company 'is  authorised to carry on. or which can be conveniently  carried on in coiineclion with the same, or may seem to  Ibe Company calculated directly or indirectly to benelit  this Company, and as the consideration for the fame to  pay cash or to issue any shiires, stocks or obligations of  the Company, and to enter into working arrangements,  contracts and -agreements; with otlier compaiiics and  persons: .  (g.) 'I'o promote any other company or companies for  the purpose of acquiring all or any of the property or  liabilities of this Company, or of'advancing directly or  indirectly the object, or interests thereof, and to purchase, subscribe I'or, or otherwise acquire, anil to hold the  -hares, stocks or obligations of any company in the  United Kingdom or elsewhere, and upon a distribution  of assets or division of prolits. to distribute such shares,  stocks, or obligations amongst lhe members of this Company in specie:  (h.) Generally, to distribute among the meinbeis any  property of the Company in specie :  (i.) 'I'o borrow or raise money for any purposes of the  Company, and for the purpose of securing the same and  interest, or I'or any other purpose, to mortgage'. r charge  lhe iiurtorinking, or all or any part of the properly of I he  i'oinpany present or after acquired, or its un culled  capital, and to create, issue, make, draw, accept, and  negotiate perpetual or redeemable debentures or debenture stock, bills of exchange, promissory notes, or other  nhligiit ions or negotiable instruments :  (j.l    't'o sell, let. develop, dispose of, or ulliei-wiso deal  wii b the undertaking, ornll or any purl of  lhe   property,  of the Conipany, upon any terms, with  power t>> accept  as the consideration any shares,'stocks or  obligations  of  any otlier company :  (k.) To pay out of Ihe funds of the Company all expenses of or incident to lhe formation, resist nit inn and  advertising of the Company, anil the is.-ue of ils capital,  including brokerage and commissions forobtahiingappli-  cafions for or placing shares:   ;  11.) To make donations to such pcr-ntis and in such  cases, und either in money or kind, as may seem expedient :  (m.)    To act. as trustee  of any  trust:  (ii.) To carry mil all or any of lhe fori-going object.- as  principals or agents, orin partner.-, hip or conjunction witli  any other per-on. firm, as-ocial ion or company,and in any  part of the world :  (o.) To procure the Company to be registered or recognized in any foreign country or place, or in any colony  or elsewhere:  (p.) T'o do nil such other things as are incidental or  conducive to Hie attainment of tin; above objects.  fiivoii under my band and seal of oilice at Victoria.  Province of Hril i-h ('ohiinbia, this. 1th day of October, one  thousand eight lunulred any ninety-eight.  [I..s.| ...  V.  W'OOTTt.lX.  Itcgi. .riir of .loiul .Stock Companies.  NOTICE    OF   DISSOLUTION.  The |iartn'T--|,ii, heretofore exi-lin. between the  undersigned at lhe t'ity of N'cl-on, in the province of  I !:i:i-li ('ol u nil iiii. as builder-, under t Ic llrm u.iine  mid .-! vie of " Kllinlt K 11 ale." i- hereby di--olred a- from  I he dii;. of the dale hen of by mutual cun-eiil.  Ail moneys owing to the' -aid partnership arc tube  paid to (ieorgii W. Hale, who a ���.���.nines and will pay all  linhilil ie- of I lie -aid linn.  Uitne-.-: If. ('. Kl,|. (ITT.  A. Al. Johnson. Solicitor. C.V.O. W. HAI.K.  Nelson. Hritish Columbia,  Dated at Xel-oii. H. ('.. | hi-l-'l h day of November. |s!i-  G  ��5>�� ��  Between Duluth and Bu .kalo  via lhe magnificent passenger  steamships "North West"  and  " North  Land."  Touching en route: "Tfiic  Soo,"  Mackinac  Islam?,   Dk-  TROIT,    and   CLIiVKLAM).  Connecting at Buffalo for New-  York and Boston. Also at  lake ports for all points Kast  and South.  Twu diiily Grcitt iNoi'tli.rii trains (Ivistoi-n  Railway of "Minnesota), from Si. Paul anrl  .Minneapolis connect with .steamers til  Duluth.  Before deciriin. on your loutc to the I'jast,  call on agents of Great Northern "Railway,  or write.  F.  I. WHITNEY, G.P. & T.A., St. Paul  /Handsomely Illustrative descriptive mutter  sent ou request.)  CANADIAN PACIFIC RA.ILWA.Y  AND SOO LINE  Fast  ancl   Short   Route   to and   From  Kootenay Country.  Kirst-class and Tourist .Sleepers Operated f_)in  I'ACTKIC TO ATLANTIC  Tickets issued, through and baggage  checked to destination.  CONWECTIOKTS  and undertake llic: obligation-  i  Rossland  and   Main,  Line  Poiqts.  Leave.                                    HAII.V Arrive.  11:10 p. in   NKLSON. lo::_ p. m.  Slocan  City,   Slocan  Lake  Points  and Sandon,  Leave.                     Daily   Kxcept   . undav Arrive.  !i:i . a. m ...".. NKLSON __) p. m.  Kootenay  L.ake--K.aslo  "Joute-Steajrier Kokanee.  Leave.                    Ilailv   Kxcept  Sundav Arrive.  ���1:00 ii. in.. "...NKLSON 11:00 a. in.  K,ooten,ay  fjiver Route-Stoamer Nelson,.  Leave.                         Mon.. Wed..' I ���*... Arrive  7:00 a, m NKLSON    .1.   p. in.  MaUesconiii'i'tinn al l'ilot Hay with s-teamer Ivokaiac  in both directions.  . i earners on their re.-peel ive routes call at principal  landings in both directions, und at other points when  signalled.  Ascertain and full information by addressing  nciirc.-i local agent or  C. S. BEER, City Tick,et Agt.,   )   ��� , Q     ���   c  J. HAMILTON, Agct j   NO'SOn'    *  W. I-'. AN'Duit.sto.v, Traveling Passenger Agent, Nelson.  1 . .1. Covi.i;. Hi. i Pas-eager Agent. Yniicouvcr.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  . r.  m-;i: two MiNuit.w. ci.,mm, -rn.vri-: in tiik ni-;i. on  .MININO DIVISION 111-- Wl>f KOOTKXAV 1 .STIIICT. ANI>  l.OCW'IT.H (ll'l'lisrn-: I-'OHTV-NINI-: MILK CKKKI. TWO  ANH A' Jt.U.I-' MILLS DISTANT I'KOM KOOTKNAVA.NI>  i-OI.CMIlIA    l:\II.VV.\Y.   KOIJMKKI.V   TIIK   .IKIisKV   I.II.V|-.\'M.     .  Take not ice thai I. CJcnrge It (���'. O'lM-iscoll. for myself  and as agent for Kdmund (' Traves. free miner's eerlilicale No lil,'.|.\, anil til-urge II. II. Symond-'. free miner's  certille-itc No. l'ITOa, free iniijei 's eet't ilicale No L'i.'il.'..  intend .xty days I'linn lhe date hereof, to apply  lo the mining recorder for a ci rl iii rule of improvements,  for the purpo-e of obtain lug a crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under -eetion  117, in 11. t be commenced before the issuance of such  certitleatc of improvements.  (IKOItOK It. (I. O'HKISCOLL.  Dated Ibis -.'lib day ot Nn\etnber. l.W. [Nov. '-' .h|  i_j  "M_*^_i  mm  m��  m  *-.  "--      ���:���_.-.   .". ����������������     -:. ���'������'-��������� V   .��� . . ' .  ������.'".   ���nr'-s    i..i'.* i.   ,-   .   o'      .   ������  .  i.i��   _'*_.    M /_������."���*.-���<".���.-'���������''-> _���..���������') mV if-*."".   '-"��� .   _,.��    Vl"   i'1'..V     .-il   ."li-���    .'F.'S, ��� i    ���-    ���"..".���     , ���*-.-,-,.-v.   ���_��������  ���   ,. -.' ��� ,   ������-<   ,..���/���    . ��_1, .  (_������ .v*'-.��   ���-.������,.    '- J   - .'it     I. . *    *',Aj.��.j!s^���."_.i_..i__  *  W��i_. THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSQN   B.C.   SATURDAY,  I. KOEMBKl. 10, IS. 8,  Those who desire to keep warm during* the winter nights should remember  that we will offer great bargains this week in woolen blankets.. You can  have  your  choice   frqm   the   besl   Saxony  and   Canadian   makes.  Ouf offer of 25  per cent off  (St.     ' .^3 -__rl2^_.' ���'    ___.'       ���'���!". ,,.-..���.'  X_?***_p.   ���    v^ir^    j_*S2@t>_  ^c^**"   X&S?*   _��_______'    _��_____���_.  COAI  COA.L  ������>��? ��� & %_#, ��� if .S3, ��  OOAI  Ladies'   Jackets   and   Fur   Mantles   still   holds   o*ood.  season s   styles   as   we   desire   to   clear   the   stock   off.  fhe   discount   is   on  the  A new  eom  In a-i  suitable for home, office op hotel use  line of cooking- stoves and rang-es  4 burn either coal   or  wood.  stock of fancy heaters for wood only.  We carry the  best,  examine our'goods and get our prices.  We handle Anthracite coal.  In catering to the requirements of the people of Nelson in the matter  of their Thanksgiving Dinners, but that is nothing to the satisfaction  we can give with our stock of  _i��  NELSON,- B. C  KASLO,  B. C.  SANDON,  B. C.  Make sure that you are getting new fruits for your Christmas Dinners  by purchasing from  THE  Aberdeen    Block;  Baker   Street  NELSON  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  During tlnMuonfch of November the collections at the port of Nelson amounted  to $]2,080.52. Of this amount; $11,S32G2  represented the duty collected. The value  of dnt.ial>lo Roods entered was $.7,22(1 and  free poods $1,773. The exports aggregated  $M3.S20, of which amount tne mine contributed .142,05(5.  As a result of-the meeting of the board  of trade on Monday evening1 a committee  ha. beeu appointed to enquire into all the  cii't'iimsrances connected with the Ainsworth dfaster. The committee i's ooni-  . posed of ii. ii. Thorn.-., i, W. JI. Grant-  and T. G. Proctor. The Ainsworth people were not present at the board meeting. ' ,  At a meeting of the hospital Ladies Aid  Society ou Monday a vote of thanks wa.  tendered to Mrs. Parry, Mr. and Mrs.  Brougham, Mr. Ivydd and the members of  the Musical Society for their services in  connection with the concert in aid of the  Hospital Ladies Aid society and the library.  ��� The local curlers met  on Monday evening aud  organized for  the  season.    The  officers  of   the  organization   are:  Judge  Forin, president;  W.  II.  Grant, vice-president;   Thomas    Lillie,    secretary    and  treasurer.    Thesr->,  with  .Alessrs.  John A.  Turner,   N.   S.   McLeod,   John   Rue.  Dr.  Forin, XV. A. Galliher, F.'W. Peters.'P. J.  'Russoll, G. O. ilodge and P.  Lamont will  form the executive.   The membership fee  has beeu placed at .10.  Sheriff Robinson'has been assigned the  quarter, lately occupied by O. G. Dennis  ��� while gold commissioner. He will have  the same suitably fitted up for offices.  Rev. Robert Frew is distriblitingScotch  humor throughout the Slocan. On Monday evening he treated the people of Sandon to one of his happy talks oil Bobbie  Burns, holding his audience against the  counter attraction of a chimney fire.  Asa result of the special collections in  the city churches on Sunday the funds of  the Kootenay Lake hospital were increased by .....'_>. The collections in the  several chinches weie reported as follows:  Church of England, $1-1.50: Roman Catholic. $21 05; Presbvierian, $'"50: Methodist,  $20 aud Baptist, $0.50.  D.B. Bogle, of Rossland,   has  made arrangements with the Hall  Mines smelter  .for the treatment of J2(j sacks of ore from  the,Golden Gate property.  Jim Hill, the man who bought the Corbin rail way systems from a man named  Morgan in New Yoi k, wa.s in Nolson this  week. He was not feeling very well and  returned shortly to the United States.  The   engineer   complains   of    an  unnecessary   waste   of    water    by   consumers.   In many such rases the water tap  is allowed to run at full force ail night to  avoid freezing.    This is   unnecessary, and  steps.will be taken to stop .the practice.  Where the service pipe properly protected  airainst frost, as is required by the Water  Works by-law, taps would not need to be  left open to keep the \vater from free/Jug.  The candidature of Ross Thompson for  the office of mayor of the city of Rossland  will he opposed by the present incumbent,  mayorWiilla. <\    One of  the issues   to be  raised is the payment or   non-payment of  the members.of the municipal council.  A big strike lias been made in the  shaft on the Exchequer, zinc ore -having  been encountered which carries high gold  Will buy the lot on the northeast corner of Baker  and Josephine Streets.   Size 50 by 120 feet.   This  lot is one block east of the lot recently purchased  hy the  Bank of Montreal at $300  a front foot  Apply .to Ward Bros., Eeal Estate brokers, Nelson  This wjek we have opened out a new consignment of  Toilet Soap, which includes all the favorite brands and  offers oetter values than can be secured elsewhere  Preserijptions Carefully Compounded.      Baker Street, Nelson  . ���  ive  values. Assays made upon the ore  returns of over $1.0 to .the ton. The IOx-  chequer people are consti iicting a sleigh  road to their property, from the Athabasca, a distance of about half a, mile.  At the California, about a mile west of  the old sawmill, near Giveout creek, ore  is being sacked ready for shipment.. A  simil! shipment has been made to the JTa.ll  Mines smelter, .iving returns of over $20  to the ton. j  The Suidon townsite, squabble, known j  its Spencer vs. Harris, came before Justice j  Irving  on   Monday, and  after  a lengthy j  trial judgment wa.s reserved.    The defendant in the case is John M. Harris, one of,  the owners- cvf the Reco mine  and  a half-  owner in the  townsite of Sandon, which  is held as a   mineral  claim  and   leased to  the inhabitants by the fortunate owners.  Spencer   was   a   tenant   of   Harris"   and  signed   an   ironclad   lease   in   which   he  agreed to everything that could  be desir-  j able  to the  owner, Harris.    Spencer has  ! since  become  tired  of  paying  rent, and  I seeks to set aside.the lease he signed upon  tho. ground   that  the Harris  title to the  townsite is not good.    It  is  not  thought  that, there is much prospect of disturbing  the Harris title.  The   Orinoco    mineral    claim,    located  about   one-mile  east   of   the  California,  gives surface assays of $0. .0 in gold.    The is held by Thomas 0. Collins and  P. I . Emerson.  The Lizzie C. and Free Coinage, two  claims located respectively in 1SSS aud  1889, about three miles south of Nelson,  were surveyed last week, for a crown  grant. There has been about $4,000 spent  on the Lizzie C. in development and $1 .00  on the Free Coinage. The, properties are  owned by Thomas C. Collins, Hon. J.  Fred Hume and John A. Gibson.  E. J. Mat hews has made arrangements  whereby a couple of divers from Vancouver will examine the .steamer Ainsworth and ascertain whether she will be  worth raising. None of the bodies of  those lost in the u'recking of the steamer  have been recovered.  In response to the petition of the merchants of Nelson, requesting the Canadian Pacific Railway Company'to give  special pa's.-oiiger rates to Nelson during  tiie holiday season, the traffic department  of the .railway company has agreed to establish a special holiday rate between all  Kootenay points from December 10th to  January. This is the only way in which  the railway company could meet the request, since it would not be good policy  to give one city in Kootenay any better  treatment than tiny otlier city.  The members of the fire brigade had a  call yesterday morning to the Canadian  I .icifie railway station, where a defective  stove pipe caused a blaze which, for a  time threatened the destruction of the  building. The fire department responded  promptly, but by the time they arrived  ' the train hands had the fire under control.    Very little 'damage was done.  Dr. J. ii. Brouse, of New Denver, has  sent in his resignation as coroner for (he  Slocan mining division, tmd the same has  beeu accepted.  J. C and W. C. .McLean have about  finished their two miles of work.on the  Robson-I: . .iticton branch, anrl it is said  that they will move their outfit over to  the Xelson i. IJedliuglon road.  At the Athabasca mine aud mill there  are 7>7> men employed. It i.s understood  that the company- at present operating  the property luis an option upon a large  block of Athibascn stock which will  shortly be taken up. The property is  now in shape to pay substantial dividends.  The Canadian Pacific Railway Company has changed the name of the new  town at the eighth siding on the Crow's  Nest road from Ore.ston to Sirdar. Fred  Little, who owns the prospective town-  sire, did not know where he was at for a  while, but after consulting his libraiy he  found there  was uothiug libelous in the  name Sirdar, which means supreme, and  he preferred it to Croston, which heretofore has meant .nothing. Sirdar is a  growing town. It is the headquarters of  the contractors on the Nelson <fe lied ling  ton, and everything is"Mn readiness for a  first-class boom.  When  the; lingers'. were, used for conveying I'ootl to the nmuth.  but .at ������presoi'i.fc.-ifc "is scarcely  ���:' considerc i L good   form.     Now   tliat   the   season   of: "home', entertainment   h.iis   fairly set in,  it  ���will   bo  necessary j to have an  extra stipply, of ��.       c ......  CUTIiBI.1  ."���*-  \  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON.  1STOTICE  Notice is hereby gi\ on I hut I have prepared tho list of  voters in the municipality of the City of Xelson for the  year IS!'!), and nny iierson claiming; to have his or her  linnie added to Llic said list as assessed owner of lands or  of iinn. ive:iiriu. . or the assessed occupier of lands situate within the municipality, or as (ho holder of a trader  Iieens" in the municipality. Llie annual fee for which is  noL less Lliiin l.vo dollars, is required to make application for his or her name to bo added to the said list, of  voters not later Limn MONDAY. TIIK NINKTKICNTH  ��� DAY O. DKG. MHIOIt. instant, on which day the said  list will be corrected and revised, and certified as correct, hy the mayor, under the provisions of section !' of  the " Municipal 'Elections Act."   Bv order.  J. IC. STRACHAN, City Clerk.  Nelson, li. C. December Id, ISilS.  ',��-'Xv &'''������  rl-his departnieiit otjcnu;; hardware business  is  fully crunnned and   uv   ���,���   .,��;���'.    :        -   ',   '"��� '/���.-���?���;-  :''S.WS  .;^r A.yWx..  _\ RKYT111.  O        R IJ S   p. [= g^. rf*.  in Tiii'; M n !_['.  aG Si  iiAitnwAi; .       \.  1,1. .        ������������._  IIIHPfliI1ICP' *:'ilIPHMfi Far  c&rv   ^��iom:S_BCi  .iPPlS'SSSSfri.'        t% M   ff % I I. SW    t\ i_| J���    -I     .   " Vancouver.  (-���'.. .  .      v     . .  v.  -v Nol-on.   .  CORPORATION THE  OF CITY OF NELSON  IMPORTANT   NOTICE.  Section S of the Water Works By-law No. 10of the  City of Nelson provides for tho infliction of a penalty of  SM.OO upon persons allowinp waste of water from their  service; and seoiion 11' of the sumo by-law .provides tliat  " all persons taking water shall keep their service pipe  and all fixtures connected therewith well protected from  frost under a penalty not exceeding SIOO.  The waste caused by water being allowed to run all  night to prevent pipes freezing cannot be allowed, and  any person found allowing water from his service to  continuously run will be prosecuted under the Hy-law  iind the service will tie. at once cut ofl".   Uv order.  THOMaS Al. WARD, Water Commissioner.  Nelson, ii. C, December KJLli, IS!)S.  something5 new, stylish, and stpiet-  up to date  for fall  wear.   Every  __uj.��>_^IWBrmwlr  I  i!  No. 18 ant{ 20 Baker Street, Nelson.  I  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of |  Improvements.  III'.  tl.IN I. 3251 0. 1, IX'IJIvICA _.'_.).. I.O. V.   V..   KUACTION  i, A261 o. 1, ni:iT,\x.NiA L.'ti'i.'i c;. I, oiuxn l. 1810 a. I, mac  KUACTION    I.   .'i-'yfj   O. 1,  JMIMOUAl.   CLAIMS,   SITl/ATK  I.V  tiii: Nici.sf^.v. divisio.v of wkst koote.vay  IJ1SSTI{KIT. AND J.OCATKB ON'   TOAD  MOl'NTAIJN, AD.IOIX-  IN'G TIIK. IIAI.f,._IM'_.  Take nolice that I, John Hirsch. us agent for the Hall  Mines Company, Limited, free miner's certificate No.  _>ol\, intend, sixty days from the rlate hereof, to apply  to the milling recorder for a ocrtifiealo of imiirovetneuts.  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  certificate of improvement. .  JOHN   initscir.  Dated this -Jtlth day of November, IS!)S. [Dec 10|  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given the undersigned intends to  apply before the government ngoiit. al Nelson for a  license for a hotel nl No. !l Siding. Crow's Nest Pass  1,'uilway C. J. OA Ml->HKM_  December lor li. ISflS.  '.__.  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpels, Linoleurqs  to fit your feet at  THERE WILL  BE AN  ECONOMY  THIS WINTER  IN THE  USE  OF  COAL  AS FUEL  .^_5_,#  to suit your pocket  seem   mysterious    to   the   ordinary  man, but when it comes to knowing  where the best shoes are  to be'had  for  the   least   money,   the practical  side of her nature stands out prominently.     We   haven't  advertised   a  bargain   sale,   but   it   has   become  known that we arc selling a particular!}' hue lot of ladies' shoes at very J  moderate prices.   That is enough to  bring those  who   like good  stylish  footwear.     We give a few pickings  from the lar _*e and varied stock.  THOSE  WHO DECIDE  TO USE  COAL SHOULD  SEE THE  LATEST  DESIGNS IN   ���  COAL  BURNING  STOVES  THIS CAN  BE DONE BY  CALLING .  AT THE  LAWRENCE  HARDWARE  COMPANY'S  NEW STORE  "*<a&..  t^^^^^^'WPV^^^^^^^  "**"*1��.  T<^ ,^'.-"-'-'-~':  ADKKDKKN Ul.OC'fv. JIAKK1" ST1(__T.  SHOE STORE.   LAWRENCE HARDWARE 00., Bake.  Street.  leison  *���>-���;������-;?.-. tttt* .-'-;?������������ vfr-t ������'������, * '��� ��� ���"������ '��� ���' "-���r"i ir-gj ���������V!F^~���^'^Tr^.iT,T^!r���^?7'7?>'iri?'��" ."f'g. ;?���'������������-frrjirrrvv* er-:i,v.t ��-.-.*s.1 ���rw r^-T-taj"! "��'KV''"*7"'-'' i_; f,\' i ^���J.s^rr?^r"^T.,^F^-\?-?_i;r-?T.i'T-p^-���-m����������� t .i -������ .���������������  -mv^^v ������ ������ .}������������ ��� ti���.f��� _������ i>-:-t ���������"���.���������,-_ ���   . ..-^.���^-.^..... ���-_,���.   ,. .. , .���-,,, _������������, .,���.......CT. ^m_i~^.^rt^^^I?T_3'_1


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